Twin Reporters, Dec. 24, 1936
From The Courier, Dec. 24, 1936
Cliffside, Dec. 21—Hello, Friends. Christmas spirit is in the air and the last minute rush is on. Christmas trees with beautiful lights and lighted candles are gleaming in the windows. To those who have taken the advice to do your Christmas shopping early have something to be thankful for. These Christmas rushes aren’t healthy for you sometimes.
Christmas time is a time when everyone is filled with joy and happiness. And giving is one way in which we can make others happy. At this time of the year let us not forget just what the wonderful gift of God means to us and the world today. There is a gift you can give to God and this is yourself.
Come to Cliffside if you want to see a town that is really doing their part to make Christmas a beautiful thing and happy time.
Mrs. Ola Gregory and son Earl, of Easley, were the week-end guests of Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Hunnicutt.
Mrs. J. E. Silver, of Avondale, is spending Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Womack.
Students home from college for the Christmas holidays are: Miss Lois Davidson, of Limestone, Misses Polly Scruggs, Eloise Ramsey, Grace and Ruth Scruggs of Asheville Normal, Davis Hunnicutt, of Mars Hill, and Mr. Wesley McMurray, of Furman University. Some of these students will take part in the church services at the Baptist church on next
Sunday night. Mr. Wesley McMurray, who is studying for the ministry, will bring a short evangelistic message at this time.
Misses Helen Green and Lallage Grigg, teachers from Lake Lure, are home for the Christmas holidays.
To Mr. Craig Watkins in Boston, best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Misses Mabel Harrill and Lois Price who are attending school in Berea, Ky., are home for the Christmas holidays.
Little Ed Scruggs is seriously ill at this writing.
Misses Lyndall Clayton, Lois Womack, Sue and Mary Crow and Messrs. James Brown and James Crowe [Crow] were shopping in Spartanburg Saturday.
Mr. D. C. Cole has a large and enthusastic [enthusiastic] class of violin pupils in Cliffside at the present time.
Mr. D. C. Cole graduated at Boiling Springs in music and literary [?] in 1914. Organized and directed a school band there. One of the first school bands in N. C. Was assistant cornet soloist of 117th Infantry band serving in France during the World War. Taught public school music in Cliffside schools in 1922 to 1924. Directed Cliffside band from 1916 to 1923. This band was considered at that time the best in western North Carolina. Studied at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. At the present Mr. Cole is teaching [the] Forest City school band, Spindale band, teaching violin and guitar in Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest City, Caroleen and Cliffside. He is choir director of Pleasant Grove Methodist church, instructor [at the] Spencer Baptist choir at Spindale. Organized and instructed bands at Rutherfordton, Forest City, Hendersonville, Newton and Greer, S. C. Major on cornet and piano. Home credits to teach all bands and orchestra instruments in schools.