From The Courier, Oct. 22, 1936
Cliffside, Oct 20 — There’s a purple tint on the woodland leaves and the winds are up all day! There’s a rustling heard in the yellow sheaves, which seems to sadly say: ”Sweet summer, sweet summer—sweet summer’s gone away.”
Wanted—A “cap pattern.” for an old lady about 64 years of age; one that will not only enhance her beauty, but produce a gentle heat as well. She claims to have “rheumatiz” in her left arm caused by having her hair bobbed, the symptom revealed by her own philosophical diagnosis. Ho, Hum.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Winn spent the week-end with the former’s parents Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Winn, Mooresboro, R-2.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Brown visited friends in Alexander.
A series of meetings began in the Baptist church Monday night. Rev. Mr. Lane of Greer, S. C., will do the preaching. Services will be conducted twice daily—at 9 a. m. and 7:15 p. m. We are praying for an old time revival, that cold hearts may be warmed and many souls saved. We who are God’s people cannot be too much in prayer. Times are serious friends. Much more than you think. Too much indifference, too much half-heartedness, when souls are being lost all around us. Won’t you come friends, to hear the sweet gospel message? The pastor, Rev. Mr. Hunnicutt, urges you to come. Listen, speak, sing or pray, and God will bless you.
Miss Sara Allhands left Tuesday for Charlotte, where she will have her tonsils removed by Dr. A. M. Whisnant. She will be accompanied by her parents Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Allhands.
Vote for Roosevelt.
Don’t forget that $1.00 buys a brick, friends.
Misses Helen Green and Lalage Grigg, school teachers at Lake Lure, were home for the week-end.
Miss Kathryn Hawkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Hawkins, a member of the school faculty in Kannapolis, is in the Presbyterian hospital in Charlotte recovering from an appendix operation. Her many friends wish for her a speedy return to normal health.
Aunt “Sib” Padgett, mother of Miss Susan Padgett, is very ill at this writing.
Messrs David Colvin and Harry Hendrick, students of Davidson College, were home for the weekend.
Mr. Gerard Davidson, graduate of Wofford College, Spartanburg, has been elected teacher of the Young Men’s Bible Class in the Baptist Sunday School. A young man of deep Christian principals, keen interest and high ideals, he is spending the winter with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Davidson.
Rev H. E. Stimson is leaving Wednesday to attend the Western North Carolina Conference, which convenes in Salisbury. Not only the church but the people at large are hoping for his return. It was a most wonderful and impressive message he brought Sunday morning from the gospel of Mark, 10:45. “The Son of Man Came not to be Ministered unto but to minister.” During his three years with us, Mr. Stimson has given himself in service, not counting the cost, but willingly and whole heartedly. Day or night he answered calls, bringing cheer and comfort to those who needed it most, in his quiet and unobtrusive manner. Strong faith in God, he has served as friend and pastor. Mr. Stimson is no ordinary preacher, but a man called of God. The personal touch, sincerity of speech inclines one to look beyond the scenes of material things and catch a gleam of things immortal. He has indeed been a blessing to the people in Cliffside.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Shuford and family attended the Duke football game Saturday.