A Day’s Journey 3
“A Day’s Journey” was a regular column in The Sun. The segments below, about a couple of well-respected Cliffside men, are from two different columns.
Mr. D. C. Cole, leader of the Spindale Band, so popular for his sterling worth was brought up in Cliffside. Besides having trained his band to a point of high excellence, he also leads the Spindale Quartet. The singing of this organization as previously commented upon in. The Sun leaves nothing to be desired. Their singing is much better than the average professional quartet heard on the Keith circuits. Those who attend the great concert on Monday evening at 7:30, May 17 at the Central High to aid in the raising of funds to convert the historic Hicks Mansion into the Community House for the entire county will have the pleasure of hearing them.
Not long ago Spectator was sitting next to Mr. Charles H. Haynes, President of the Cliffside Mills while the Spindale Quartet were singing. Mr. Haynes nudged the arm of Spectator and whispered with pride in his voice, “See Mr. Cole, he is one of our old boys at Cliffside.”
The item above was printed in The Sun on May 13, 1926:
Dr. J. M. Allhands, of Cliffside, is known for miles about for his willingness to go at any time of day or night to aid and comfort those so uncomfortable as to be ill. He is a good type of the old time family physician, now fast disappearing. He is widely and justly admired at the southern end of our beautiful county. His expression is frank, his eyes so kindly behind those spectacles, the tolerance he shows toward all mankind, make a friendship with him a delight indeed.
A mutual friend related the following incident about Dr. Allhands which shows the goodness of the man. Sometime ago, the Doctor was called to attend a woman afflicted with a certain condition which was troubling her much and made her feel as if she was choking. When he had examined the patient he wrote two prescriptions and said they would relieve her. He then offered to leave them to be filled at the Cliffside Drug Store, so capably managed by Mr. J.S. Rudisill, but the family, having had other illness, did not at the time have the money to pay for the prescriptions. The Doctor said to a relative of the patient, “Come with me and I will get the prescriptions filled and you can take them back”, and Dr. Allhands did just what he said he would, as he always does.
The item above was printed in The Sun on May 20, 1926