December 6, 1934
Cliffside, Nov. 27 — Cliffside asserts itself as the little town that harbors a representative number who appreciate and love great music of great writers. It was good to see at the Stringfield concert—E. T. Combs, Mrs. Combs, A. M. Haynes, Mrs. Haynes, Ray Jackson, Mrs. Jackson, Misses Una Edwards, Ruth Edwards, Amanda Haynes, Osteen Wood, Charles Haynes, H. M. Owens, Ken McMahan and Sam Thompson. It was a genuine surprise to see the large crowd there from every town of this section. Sort of an evening to remember anyway.
This column is written, first of all, for our home town. It is a funny little twist of events. This column bounds and falls, suddenly upshoots like a muffin that has been baked too fast. And there she goes! From symphony music to muffins which brings us to the matter of the home town event of last Friday evening. It was the big fun night for the home-towners at the Haynes Building dining room. The Missionary Society of the local Methodist church held its bazaar and turkey dinner. The affair was a sold-out success. Mrs. W. H. Haynes tells us of the finer points that happened behind the scenes—in the kitchen. We were told of the unusual carving ability of one lady. It is said that she is somewhat the wizard with [the] carving knife. She was of such assistance and gave so much of her talent, time and accessories for the dinner that the ladies especially appreciated her cordial efforts. The ladies of this society express their appreciation here—surprise: Mrs. M. Hendrick.
Cliffside, Dec. 5 – Clarence Griffin, the youthful county historian you see around the Courier office, has published a booklet called, Public Officials of Rutherford County, N. C., 1779-1934. It was with appreciation that we received one personally signed by the author.
This booklet is a very important item for your reading desk,your school library or your office file. Griffin, a servant of the county, having gone to the legislature last year and having been constantly at work for his people and county, should receive your appreciation for this little booklet and most certainly the aggregate work he is doing in this direction. Clarence Griffin is a name I expect to see chronicled in North Carolina history. Many have been the men who have come along the same road Griffin now travels with his own characteristic ease of alertness. These booklets may be had at a nominal price. I hope you will get one and study it. It is a most modern assistance. Even the appointment of Clyde A. Erwin to the Superintendent of Education and the subsequent appointment of J. J. Tarlton as county superintendent are recorded in this unusual catalogued information which Griffin offers.
Like an old-fashioned letter: These rainy days are sending the blues around with everyone. And there are only so many shopping days till Christmas. You may start lying to your children about Santa Claus and bring them along for an awful disappointment within a few years. Jiggs Goforth, the man at the soda shop, was telling us about his dog Sunday evening. And O. O. McIntyre, writing last week on his Boston he has had for twelve years, was typically McIntyre style. This dog, the property of McIntyre, has crossed the Atlantic twenty times and is positively deaf—He enjoyed the recent turkey dinner here more than any other: Mr. Charles Haynes.
Notes: –I have work to do these days if it has anything to do with this stuff… Southern Pictures, Incorporated are to build studios opposite Wayside Brown’s Cottage on Wilkinson, for the purpose of producing southern pictures… And I reach for a pencil lately, never finding one… And wait until you see Fred Astaire in the Gay Divorcee. He is a real actor, says us. I go for his dancing steps like the man who jumped into the lake with an armful of anvils… That crazy song, “ A Thousand Times Noooo”; and to all my radio listeners, “P. S. I Love You.”