Cleveland Friends Speak
Cleveland Friends Speak At Memorial Services
From The Cleveland Star, Jun. 23, 1922
The $100,000 memorial building erected to the memory
of the late Raleigh R. Haynes, of Cliffside, will be formally opened
Saturday night and
presented to the Cliffside mills company, the building to be used as
a welfare institution by the mill operatives. The building has just
been completed and is a most magnificent structure right in the heart
of Cliffside where it is convenient for the operatives to use daily.
The tower contains an immense clock with chimes, while the interior
contains a large auditorium, library, gymnasium, swimming pool, etc.,
as well as offices for the community nurse who is on duty all the time.
When Mr. Haynes died he left a note written on Christmas eve in which
he asked that his friends, Clyde R. Hoey, Judge J. L. Webb, and R.
L. Ryburn, of Shelby, be asked to say a few words at his funeral. This
note was not found until some time after Mr. Haynes died, so his son,
Charlie Haynes, thought it appropriate to ask these Shelby gentlemen
to be present a the formal opening and dedication of the memorial building
at which time they who knew him most intimately will pay tribute to
his noble worth and high achievements.
It is understood that the opening will be marked by other exercises
appropriate for the occasion. The Cliffside band will furnish music and
there will be a number of other speakers, after which the building will
be opened for public inspection. A large crowd will no doubt be present.