From The Courier, June 4, 1936
Cliffside, June 1 — Hello, friends. Will someone please answer this S. O. S. call and give us a little help with our column? If we could only write like the news reporters from Alexander and Caroleen we wouldn’t dread it at all. It seems like when we take up our pen to write, our brain sits down. S’-too dry to think.
Politics is all you can hear at this time and as a last word, be sure and cast your ballot for the man you think merits the office he is running for. An interesting little incident took place the other day. Mr. D. C. Whitaker, who is a candidate for County Solicitor (and a good one) who was handing out cards and telling people he would appreciate their votes. Handing a card to a young lady, he told her he knew she wasn’t old enough to vote, but he would appreciate it if she was. Now that flatters the young lady and she thinks she will vote for him out of gratitude, We don’t have to tell the people how good Mr. Whitaker is, for his life shows that he is a fine Christian character and a citizen that any town would be proud of. Mr. Whitaker is a wide awake man and he can surely take care of all the committees that he has the honor of being on. Let’s every one remember him Saturday.
Dear fellow readers, we would like to introduce you to a person, who we believe, to be one of the finest Christian characters it has been our good luck to meet. Many have heard of this woman who is widely known over the U. S. for the lovely poems she writes. Many of her poems have appeared in the Wayside column. This sweet and lovely personage is none other than Miss Mayme Silver of Marion. She is visiting in the community at the present time and she kindly consented that The Courier readers may have the pleasure of reading her poems. If you like her poems she is willing to send in some of them from time to time. If you like her poems you may write and let us know. It would be appreciated very much.
Did you know that Clyma Ware’s girl was seen going to the show with another boy- -A certain girl in town can’t keep up with her dates.
M. C. Seems to have take a liking for Ellenboro … James Brown and Raymond Whitaker did not go to Forest City Saturday night.
The friends of Rev. Stimson will be glad to know that his health is reported to be improving. His many friends and loved ones have missed him for he has won the hearts of all the people who have come in contact with him.
Miss Lavania Rayburn of Sunshine, is spending a few days with Miss Letha Rayburn.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ledford and children spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shytles of Shelby.
Mr. W. L. Roberson of Forest City, was the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Roberson.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shuford attended the Methodist conference at Morganton, Sunday.
Miss Elise Crawford, who holds a position in Columbia, spent the week-end with her parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Smart, of Mooresboro, visited Mr. and Mrs. Luther Campbell. Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Gus Crawford and daughters, Shirley and Christine, are visiting Mrs. Crawford’s sister at Union, S. C., this week.. and Mrs. B. L. Davidson and daughter Lois, accompanied by Mr. Howard Tolbert [Talbert], attended the commencement exercises at Wofford College, last week.
Misses Inez and Virginia Biggerstaff spent Friday nigh with Miss Margaret Burgess, of Avondale.
Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Wood, of Swannanoa, visited Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Brown, Friday.
Mr. Worth Womack [Womick] and daughter Louise, of Avondale, visited Mr. and Mrs. Quince Womack [Womick], Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Clyde Edwards visited Mr. Max Duncan at Oteen Hospital, Sunday and reported he was doing fine.
Misses Inez and Virginia Biggerstaff were shopping in Spartanburg, Thursday.
Miss Margaret Kendrick will return home Tuesday from the Mary Black Hospital, where she underwent an operation.
Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Roberson, Saturday were: Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Morrow and
It was a pleasure for the people who attended the Baptist church to hear Dr. W. L. Barrs, of Forest City, preach Sunday morning.
Those home for the summer vacation are Miss Lalage Grigg and Messrs Craig Watkins and Wesley McMurray.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Crawley and family, of Spindale, visited Misses Charity and Callie Crawley, Sunday.
Misses Felis Morgan and Louise Whitaker of Gaffney are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whitaker.
Once, true love the heart has fondled
Cherish friendship while you’re living
Life with all its cares and caresses,
Kindness sown produce friendship—