Memorial Building Opening Preview
The splendid R. R. Haynes Memorial Building at Cliffside will be formally opened next Saturday evening. The exercises will consist of a splendidly prepared program which will begin at 8 o’clock.
This is an event which has been eagerly awaited by everyone, since the completion of this magnificent structure. A large crowd will be present on the happy occasion.
The complete program, together with a cut of the building, is printed on the Cliffside News page in this issue. A glance at this picture will give a faint idea of the magnificence of the structure which is so lovingly dedicated to the memory of a devoted father by the Messrs. Haynes. Mr. Chas. H. Haynes will present the beautifully appointed community building to Cliffside Saturday night.
The Haynes Memorial Building is one of the finest in the South and its every appointment is superb. A full description of the structure will appear next week in a four-page special edition of the Cliffside News and the Forest City Courier. A number of fine half-tone cuts of the exterior and interior views have been provided especially for this issue.
Along with these views will be a general write-up of the building and the different departments, a biographical sketch of the late R. R. Haynes, who was known and loved by every citizen of the county, the Hon. Clyde R. Hoey’s speech and other interesting things in connection with the dedication exercises.
The program will be in charge of Mr. B. E. Roach as presiding officer. Mr. Roach, who is editor of the Cliffside News and a gifted writer, is admirably equipped for the duties of presiding officer and will be the right man in the right place.
Opening prayer will be by the Rev. W. K. Collins, and the invocation will be followed by music by the Cliffside Band.
Then will follow the presentation of the building to the community by Mr. Chas. H. Haynes, the beloved head of the finest mill town in the South. In making this magnificent gift to the people of Cliffside, Mr. Haynes is paying tribute to his loved father and carrying out the ideals of the founder of the town. Response will be made by Messrs. M. Hendrick and P. C. Hawkins.
Then will follow music and short talks by a number of distinguished visitors.
The introduction of the principal speaker will come next. Prof. Clyde A. Erwin will introduce the Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, who will make an address in his usual happy style. Mr. Hoey is a gifted orator and his speech is eagerly awaited by his many admirers.
After music and the closing prayer by the Rev. J. C. Keever, an inspection of the building will be made, when the guests will have an opportunity to see what a really fine building has been given to the fortunate residents of Cliffside.
The program will come to a close with a band concert.
The people of the whole county appreciate the noble efforts of Mr. Chas. H. Haynes in the carrying out of the ideals of his father, the late R. R. Haynes, founder of Cliffside. This policy has resulted in the unification of a fine community spirit, as well as the building of a town which has come to be known as the finest in the South.
Reprinted with permission from The Daily Courier. Copyright owned by The Daily Courier.