A Pleasant Visit to Cliffside
A Pleasant Visit to Cliffside
From The Forest City Courier, Mar. 2, 1922
The editor of the Courier made a pleasant visit to Cliffside, the wonderful industrial city last week, and was greatly pleased as well as astonished to find such a thriving and bustling place. The reception from the business men with whom we came in contact was most cordial and friendly, and we shall soon try to go again.
Our first endeavor on arriving in the little city was to hunt up Mr. B. E. Roach, the splendid correspondent for the Courier at that place. Mr. Roach has been furnishing us with some letters, gotten up in most excellent style, for which we are very thankful and for which the readers of the paper also are appreciative. Mr. Roach is a true Southern gentleman and treated us most courteously. He spent some time showing us around and we greatly marveled at the many grand improvements, foremost of which is the new memorial building, which is about completed. We have his promise to write of the dedication of this building and something of the fine gentleman in whose honor it has been erected. There are many other interesting things at Cliffside which we hope to have written up for the benefit of our readers here at home and abroad.
We were most courteously received by Mr. Charles H. Haynes, the head of the magnificent enterprises of the city, and to whom, it is said, the lion’s share of the success of the Cliffside Mills is due. However, he has two brothers, Messrs. G. C. and Walter Haynes, who figure very prominently in the affairs of the wonderful little city established and made to grow under the guiding hand of its founder, their father.
At the bank we met Mr. W. W. Nanney and can only say that the financial end of affairs is in most excellent hands. The bank has grown and prospered under his efficient management.
The big department store is under the management of Mr. B. D. Wilson, ably assisted by Mr. Lloyd Williamson and a host of efficient salespeople. Mr. Wilson has made a great record at Cliffside and his friends are numbered by his acquaintance.
The big Cliffside furniture store is under the management of Mr. J. H. Hill, a most clever gentleman and one who has made a record in the able performance of his manifold duties.
At the drug store we found Mr. J. S. Rudisell, clever and accommodating, efficient and who has also made a record in his department. He has as aides several bright young men who are thoroughly accomplished in the performance of their duties.
Cliffside Mills is fortunate indeed in having Mr. Z. O. Jenkins as secretary and treasurer. He has been with the mills for a long time, and it has been through merit and hard work that he has worked up to the responsible position which he now holds.
Another well known gentleman connected with the mills is Mr. Maurice Hendrick, superintendent. Everybody knows Mr. Hendrick and especially is he appreciated by the management. By conscientiousness, and painstaking efforts, he has well nigh made himself indispensable. He is ably assisted by Mr. I. C. Hawkins.
Cliffside’s beautiful new theater will be under the management of Mr. C. H. Swofford, and will be in good hands. It is said that his selection for the place is a most popular one.
The Cliffside band, said to one of the best in the state, is under the guidance of a most efficient manager, Mr. D. C. Cole, who takes a justifiable pride in the accomplishment of the band.
There are many other heads of departments and others whom we did not have the pleasure or time to meet, but with whom we hope to become acquainted upon our next visit to Cliffside.
Cliffside is a credit to the county and stands as a lasting memorial to its founders. There are many wonderful things there upon which we did not touch upon [during] our hurried visit. Especially is there the fine school building and the wonderful Lakeview Dairy, on which more anon.
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