Twin Reporters, Nov. 19, 1936
From The Courier, Nov. 19, 1936
Cliffside, Nov. 16 — Hello friends. We are not far from wrong when we say winter is well on its way. In fact, we know of several people who are preparing for winter and it don’t seem like they intend to freeze either. Have you got out your old red flannels?
Happy days are here again and we don’t mean maybe. Tacked up in the post office is a notice telling the people that there will be an increase in wages for the employees of the Cliffside Mills. Between now and Monday morning it will be decided just how much the pay will be raised. Roosevelt may not have had anything to do with this, but we sure are thankful he will be in office another four years. May they be as prosperous as they have started out to be.
The Parent-Teachers’ Association is sponsoring a play entitled “Cupid-Up-To-Date” in the Town Hall Thursday night at 7:30 o’clock. Local people are taking part in this play and it will be worth your time to come out and enjoy a few hours of good clean fun.
Mrs. James Rucker was complimented with a lovely handkerchief shower Friday evening by the Sunday School class of which Mrs. Harold [Hal] Miller is teacher. There were thirty-four
handkerchiefs, with beautiful and unique designs. Mr. and Mrs. Rucker will move to Shelby, where Mr. Rucker will engage in the lumber business. Since coming to Cliffside he has been manager of the Citizens Lumber Plant. The church as well as hosts of friends will regret to see them leave.
The Ladies’ Bible Class had charge of the opening exercises in the M. E. Sunday school Sunday morning. The subject was “Prayer”. Miss Annabelle Logan led the devotional. The part by Mrs. G. C. Shuford was full of knowledge and understanding, “The Prevailing Prayer.” Mr. Joe McKinney led in the closing prayer.
The sermon by the pastor, Rev. H. E. Stimson, was very impressive: Jesus says, “I go to prepare a place for you.” This passage of scripture has comforted thousands and thousands, of Christians in the dying hour. It reveals to us today the deep need of grace to live and serve, grace to love and forgive. It lifts our minds from material things to things eternal. That Jesus is ever watching and protecting and preparing for each individual a place in the mansion of God. An added feature to the service was a duet, “Grace the Beautiful Gift of God,” which was beautifully rendered by Mrs. J. C. Mills and Mrs. Ishmael [Ishel] Parris with Mr. Glenn McKinney at the piano.
Miss Mildred Kanipe spent the week-end with Misses Mildred Kanipe and Margaret Kendrick of Forest City.
Misses Nellie and Margaret Crowe were the week-end guests of Miss Nora Mashburn, of near Avondale.
Miss Dorothy Moore, who holds a position in Danville, Va., spent the weekend with her parents here.