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\PLUME la._____ROANOKE RAPIDS-ROSEMARY. V ( THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2(Hh, UCSO._ NUMBER 45.
IJ. B. Higgins Dies After
Bicycle Crumples Un- |
der Big Truck
The man who is said by many
have weaved the first yard of d«»tn
at the old Roanoke Mills bark in !>;•-. !
Thirty-two years ago, B. B. Hig
gins came to the Twin f'it'os, tVn
a small village. He was 2H ye: r; »,M
and soon after coming here?, the • Bi
er citizens say he stood by the first
loom which turned out a yard of doth
in the then newly established mill.
Still living in the past, .Y.\ Higgins
rode a bicycle. At dark Satur day even
ing, coming frotn his place of bcdne.-s
in South Rosemary, he wa; .-pud*
from his bicycle by a truck and died
from injuries at midnight Sunday.
Clarence Bush, colored driver of an
eastern ( aronna service ( orporation
truck, is held in Halifax on a man- I
slaughter charge. His case is made |
more difficult by the fact he drove on
after hitting Mr. Higgins, and accord
ing to a passenger on the truck, with
hill knowledge of his deed.
The details of the incident as told
by one Charles Clemen’s, negro, better
known as “Trout k,” a. f >i
Higgins was riding on the sh uml v of
the road near the Citizen; Bank and j
Trust Co., about 6:lo Saturday after- !
noon. The truck was h aided toward .
the Junction when it struck the hi- j
cycle, the fender striking him and ;
the right wheels running over the
bod}’. He was ten feet from the truck
when Bush, the driver, and “Trouble",
the passenger saw him.
“Trouble” says the truck went
Bump, Bump, Bump, when it passed
over the body. Bush said “I’m gone,”
and stepped on the gas. “Trouble”
ways he wanted to stop but Bush made
him stay in the truck un‘ il it reached
the Junction where Clements alighted.
The truck went on toward Weldon.
“Don’t .say a dam word,” was the
parting words from Bush, “Trouble”
He says he went to Forzo Mitchell’s
house where his conscience hurt him
and he says he told the whole story
Bush was arrested in Weldon by
Sheriff Mitchell a few minutes after
he had parked his truck for the night.
Me claims he never saw the man nor
knew he hit him, altho the arresting
officer says his first statements on
being arrested were ah ut the acci
Mr. Higgins was rushed to the local
bos pital in a critical condition, suf
fering from a fractured skull and in
ternal injuries. Death came Sundav
might. The bicycle, wlr. h was a fa
miliar sight, was totally destroyed.
Funeral services for the deceased
■were held Tuesday afternoon with t o
Woodmen and the Red Men turnir.
But en masse for one of the biggast
funerals held in this community tor
Mr. Higgins, after working in the
mills for many years, opened a bicycle
repair shop here. Later he went back
into the mills. In recent years, he
iras a business partner in the N. Y.
Furniture Co., in South Rosemary. He
is survived by his wife and two chil
dren, a daughter, Mrs. Freeman, and
a son, Curtis. He came here more
than thirty years ago from the \\ est
ent part of the State and has been a
pioneer and resident here ever since!
The Herald Unable
To Correct Report
In Last Edition
Rachel Pulley, 15 year old girl, who
was connected by the police with ac
cepting goods stolen from the Oak
-Store in Rosemary by Chester Vaugh
an, stated to THE HERALD this
week that the paper was wrong in its
last issue in stating she took two pair
of bloomers after receiving two pair
of hose from young Vaughan. She
said friends had advised her to seek
correction in order to protect her
name. This THE HERALD is glad to
However, on rechecking its source
of information, we find that Chief of
Police Gray is emphatic in his state
ment that the boy accused the girl
of taking the bloomers and that she
admitted the fact. Police Keeter was
a witness to tha confession. There
fore, THE HERALD is unable to
make the desired correction.
The boy is still at large having run
away after being released in the cus
tody of his father.
Pittard Enters State
Finals In Contest!
Lorenzo Pittard, AurvlK i .Springs
11th grade student who won the I I all - •
fax County Vi.i rican Ir'i. ion : o.-aking
contest, and who was gut at of honor
at the local Kivani Club last Thurs
day week, won out in the •I’.atvt •;
finals at Ta'bcro Friday night and
will represent the Mast Caroimn
district at the State finals in Mai i .h. j
Young Pittard defeated county !
champions from Lenoir, rid.,-or wj
and Green counties at the TrF mo j
meet, giving his oration “Ojr Flag"
in r.ucti a manner as to win Li e ap
proval of Captains Paul June?, and
•lames l.loyd and aitoir/.y Iienr* G.
I»ourr:e, else district judges.
His speech c.n the I* lag was printed
in full in THE HERALD last week
and extra copies have been preserved
for those who are interested. The
local Kiwanis Club voted the publica
tion of the address after Pittard de
livered it here for their benefit. T'"in
City citizens are delighted at the
young man’s success and are bac king
him 100 per cent in the Raleigh finals.
Shot In Leg Last
Night; 40 Gallons
Roy Johnson, driving a car with 40
gallons of whiskey was shot in the
leg by officers lest night as he at
tempted to pass them, on the bridge
into We Yon. Police Gray, Keeter and
Reid made the arrest. All fired so the
hitting gun is not known. Johnson is
in th. hospital. Iiis condition is not
Another N>h! Watc^2n:'Ti Ac
cused of ('rim?* Charted Im
plicated in Car Theft
Another n'ght policeman of R .
mary has become entangled with the j
law. when Magistrate Thumps n pi: • j
ed John Wooten under a $500 b.tui j
Tuesdav rto answer charges al
Halifax Superior Court of stealing an j
Kap Pav:s, wlv> is said to I’avc ne- ,
tually taken the car. is under a
bond. Both are in jail at Halifax. j
Oficer Ca 1 Creen returned Tues
day with Woot. n wh- m he arrested at
RutherfordC.n. Davis was taken here.
It is charg' d Da vis stole a car of
John Flythe more than a week ago.
Driving by the Junction, he picked up
Wooten and the two traveled West.
The car was sold somewhere in the
Western part of the State.
Arrested here a few days ago, Davis
said Wooten stole the car, picked him
up and he left the car and Wooten at
Oxford, returning here. Through him
the officers learned of Wooten’s’
whereabouts. Evidence at the hearing
seemed to show that Davis was the
one who took the car while Wooten
waited for him at the Junction.
Wooten followed L. W. Jernigan a:
night watchman for the Rosemary
Merchants Association. Jernigan is
now serving six months on the Bertie
prison farm for accepting stolen
The pastor, Rev. C. T. Thrift, will
preach at 11 o’clock, continuing the
series on the Holy Spirit. The subject
will be, “Can a Person Baptized With
the Holy Spirit do Many Things Com
monly done by Church Members of
Today?” Everybody is invited to hear
At 7:30 P. M. Rev. J. H. Shore, pas
tor of the Mehtodist Church at Wel
don will preach.
The Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.
m. It is growing rapidly and yet there
is room for more. The Epworth Lea
gue will meet at 6:45 p. m.
Local Hieh School Pnolls
Earn Almost Doafclc
of Quota Set
Thirteen ro^ms in the Inn! Jin! r
senior High School showed *hnt herd
ernes a«*e not for the Twin < i‘: ■- »s
eng ac- hard work and clever in <]■••
•an he used by our citizens. -,so
rT;*ph school pupils raised a t - Ini of
?2oft. 16 from last Monday unt’d ys
:erday afternoon for the nurrnse of
fc>uy;ng books for their Ubra’v.
The goal set was $16 po»* ro-mi
A’hich would have meant ?>1 10. rl1 et
ui most increased the quota hv 100
•■er cent. Practically every 1 t of the
money was raised by wovVrv.;. a»>
"•rding to the librarian. M .1. W
1 v.o large dctior.aves. ror Se
nior and one for Junior High school
nmnw raising the la”g‘- •: amounts
‘••■re won hv tine rooms of M: Mount
lo-I Miss McClarv, 91 am! •>!!, Miss
Mount's roc-ni raised *<'-'2 l to top
hr list. Miss McClarv s loo.n. ML is
iecond with $27.26. The winners racs
>d their money in the folluv eg mar.
vr: (h'*y sold hot chorolu'c sit the
c. h ,1 building each ion.; <h *y Judd
n rummage sale on the business
streets of the city; they conducted n
museum with an admission prh .• of
’•> cents. Muss McClary’s pupils sold
•andy, magazine subscriptons, -a’ ■
ivirhcs a"d also held a rum mag .-ad •.
Grade 8111 had one of the nmst
unique ways of raising their quota.
They turned their room into a bar
ber shop and beauty parlor. Here
they did hair cutting, curling, facial
work shined shoes and mended clot! e.-.
VI gave a basketball game. Grade II
sold peanuts, candy and magazines.
Grade 12 staged a trip around the
World for two cents per f ire.
It is understood the Parent Teach
ers association has pledged $100 to
the fund so that almost $350 will bo
spent for new books for the school
library. The books will be ordered at
an early date and a list will be printed
in THE HERALD.
The thirteen rooms are given be
low with the amount raised by each
71, $25; 711. $23.06; 7IIT, $15.27;
7IV, $4.85; 81, $25.11; SIT. $10.00; 01
and II, $32.25; 011 and III $10.55; 101
$27.26; 10iI $13.00; 11, $12.50; 12,
Y. eeter Downs Bond
Skipper After Car
of Chief Wrecked
Juhn Wright recently skipped hi'
1 nd on a liquor charge. Sunday
i:\qht Chief Gray saw him sitting in
a car on Middle Street, and gan*
chase. The pursuit lasted around
K.vvn, out the Bolling rwul, around »' e
cemetery and back to Middle Street
where the Chief drove John from the
street. In the smashup which fol
lowed. the Chief’s car was wreaked
an.I Wright escaped.
In the early hours of Monday morn
ing, Chief Gray and police Keefer
went t othe house of Lur'us Dickens.
John slipped out the back door. On
his heels was Mr. Keefer. The/ dash
ed across the field and the Chief lost
sight of them. A few minutes later
he ran on them. Wright was cn the
ground, Keeter on ton cf him, with
what is called a hammer 1- old and a
half-Nelson. The bond skipper is in
jail at Halifax.
Wreck Victim Leaves
After 2 Months Here
Mr. Ned Richardson wh ohas been
in the Roanoke Rapids hospital as the
result of an automobile accident in
which his college chum was killed,
near Pleasant Hill, during Christmas
week, left Thursday accompanied
by his mother, who has been with
him during his stay in the hospital,
for their home in California.
Band To Broadcast
The Rosemary Band will be on the
air over Station WPTF at Raleigh on
Saturday, March 1, according to infor
mation received this morning. Exact
time will be announced later. Listen
in on the boys, everybody.
YOUNG SON DIES
Sidney Earl Spragins, four months
old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Spragins
died here last Thursday. Funeral ser
vices were held Friday and burial at
TAKES THE PRIZE
Ef:rd’s P urtmont Siore
in ( harlotle has (tic prize
winning window of the na
tion, according to a picture
shown this wee!; in an issue
of tile Charlotte Observer.
And here is what it says
under the p'ciure: “Nation
al I’r.ze Winning Window
of Elird's showing Rose
mary Basra Damask, made
at Roanoke Rapids.”
No wonder the window
won first pn _.c. we say.
In Seng Concert At High’
School Friday Night,
Fiiday night, Fob. 28, at 7:30
o'clock in the High School auditorium,
three hundred and fifty children of
the first four grades will be present
ed in concert.
The urogram has been arranged by
.Vs; M;;>y Scales ' is m nervism1
of music. Assisted by the tochers,
j she will direct the singi-: if these
children. Td first grade •rus will
j com ist of l'"0 children; the second
grade chorus, 80; the third grade
chorus GO; the fourth grade chorus, 80.
The second part of the program will
consist of an operetta. ‘Picnic Day in
the Woods,” which will be presented
by one of the third grade rooms un
der the direction of Miss Lee Arnold.
Miss Thelma Idler will be at the pi
The program will be as follows:
America—Combined primary chor
I “Choo-Cboo-Ch&o.” “When Mother
I Sings.” “S »h?t<T Eby,” A Goodby
Song”First Grade Chovu*.
“Rock-a-hye Little Papoose,” “Song
of the Wind,” “If,” The Goblin”—
Second Grade Chorus.
“The Gingerbread Man,” Winter
Roses,” The Elves and the Shoemak
Benediction—Third Grade Chorus.
“The Sand Man,” “A Trip to the
Moon,” “An Old English Nurses’
Rhymes.” “Children's Hymn”—Fouith
“Punic I> in the Woo-.Is.*'—Grade
'A. Central School, directed by Miss
Lee Arnold. Co-turned by Miss Ruth
Dean, Miss M.rtha Spivey, Miss Ella
Outland, Miss Bernice Aylor.
Admission v i'.l be fifteen cents for
| adults and live cents for children.
( The proceeds wil be used to purchase
J new musical equipment and supplies
for the Grade School buddings.
Skipped Bond 3 Years
Ago, Caught this Week
More than three years ago Pete
Bonds skipped his bond and left the
country. He had not been heard from
s:ncc. More than a year ago, Chief
Gray sent a warrant out for his ar
rest on a charge of deserting his
wife and two children. Last week, po
lice in Hampton, Va., arrested Pete
and he was returned here where he
awaits trial Friday. During his
absence, the wife has had a hard
time supporting herself and children.
With much work and a little charity
she has managed to pull through.
Duke Shearin Caught
Duke Shearin of Weldon was caught
by the police in Elizabeth City. Sher
iff Johnson of Halifax was notified
and he went down and brought him
to jail at Halifax where he is wanted
on a liquor charge.
YOUTH DIES AT FARM
Several months ago, William Ful
ford, 24, was discharged from the U.
S. Navy. A short time after, he was
driving a car in the Western part of
the State and ran into another car.
Two persons died as a result of the
wreck. Fulford was sentenced to from
two to ten years at Caledonia Prison
Farm, this County. Last Friday he
died of pneumonia.
Byron Gurley of State College,
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Gurley on Frank
Banquet Sponsored By
Mrs. Wheeler and Co.
Agent Is Success
Over five hundred people attended
i “Live-at-TTome” banquet on Friday
night at the Co. :■-(' da bottling plant,
sponsored by Mrs. Hazel Ervin
Wheeler, home demonstration agent,
and W. O. Davis, farm demonstration
agent for Halifax County. The ru
ral clubs of the county prepared and
furnished the eats for this occasion
with the financial help of the banks
of the county.
Mrs. a. P. Stedman, president of
the County Council was master of ce
remonies. and invocation was made by
Fcv. Shore of Weldon. Mr. Charlie
Daniel. Mayor of Weldon, welcomed
the folks who had come from every
section of the county for the occasion,
in arnost cordial manner. Mr. W. M.
Perry of Dawson, a farmer from that
section of the county gave the re
sponse. Ho stated tha the was a farm
er from choice because he loved farm
The chairman recognized the vari
ous leaders of the county, the P 'ard
of County Commissi mers, Board of
Education, the presidents of the va
rious clubs and the teachers of the
It was a rsye treat to have Mrs.
.lames McKinnon of Raleigh, State
Home Demonstration Agent, to speak
on this occasion, and she told in a
most helpful way how people should
Mr. James Gray, who is connected
with the Chilean Nitrate of Soda Co.,
spoke briefly on the first steps in
the live-at-home program which was
“Feed the Soil.” Mr. W. O. Davis
thanked the many people who had
helped to make the banquet a suc
cess. During the evening most delight
ful music was enjoyed by the Saun
ders and Morchorn orchestra.
Mrs. Hazel Ervin Wheeler was re
cognized by the chairman, who ex
pressed her delight in having so many
of the club women present at the ban
quet. She stated this would be an an
The banquet was served by 2b mem
bers of the Halifax Junior Club.
The dinner consisted of fruit cock
tail, ham, dressing, creamed potatoes,
pickled beets, tomato aspic salad,
corn bread, rolls, ice cream, cake, pop
corn and peanuts; everything being
raised in Halifax County.
Among those attending from Roso
mary-Roanoke Rapids wore: Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Akers, Mr. and Mrs. T. M.
Jenkins, Miss Annie Cherry, Mrs. W.
S. Dean, Rev. C. T. Thrift, Mbscs
Johns.m, Cobb, Bell and Glover.
Hii’h School Lose^ Tkvht Game
15y One IVnl; G:r’s Ruin
Elizabeth City blasted the High
School chances for Conference lead
ership when they defeated the local
boys here Friday night in a bitterly
fought battle which went an extra
five minute period.
The Yellow jackets led at the end
of the half by the score of 7 to 6 and
when the final whistle blew the score
was tied 15 all. S ohard was the play
ing and close the guarding no field
goals were thrown in the extra period.
With a minute to play, the score was
lf» all. A Yellowjackct foul called for
a free throw by Elizabeth City which
was successful and the game ended
17 to 16.
If the locals could have won as they
came so ear doing, they would have
retained second place in the < (infer
ence with a chance i*.« • tie the leaders.
They played a valiant game and de
serve much credit for the showing
The girls varsity practiced with
Weldon in the second game of
the doubleheader. We say practised
altho it was hardly that. The first
quarter ended 10 to 0; the half was
ended 20 to 0; the third period was
25 to 0. With the stellar guards pull
ed in the last period. Weldon was al
lowed tw'o goals by the subs. Captain
Shearin had no trouble finding the
basket at will.
Misses Nancy and Minnie Johnson
spent Sautrday afternoon in Rocky
8 PERSONS ARE CHARGED
I IN OAK STORE ROBBERY
WHEN HE RUNS
IN FRONT OF CAR
Isaac Mayhopo, colored, oU year old
resident of X n'thumpton. was hit by
a car here Monday night and is in a
critical condition at the hospital It
is reported the accident was unavoid
Mavhopo lives three miles from
Garysburg and was walking between
the old canal and the river. A frier. I
passed and offered him a lift. When
Mavhope ran out to get in the car, he
was struck by a oar driven by T. M.
Bullock, employee of Roanoke Mills
The negro suffered a broken leg
and fractured jawbone. Witnes.es
clear Mr. Bui! • k «.£ any blame.
E'cr.rpts From The Oratorio
“Elijah.” To He Suny At The
Sunday evening, Feb. 23, at 7:30 1
o’clock the two choirs of the Roanoke
Rapids Methodist Church will present
a musical program which will consist
of excerpts from the famous oratorio
•‘Elijah,” by Mendelssohn.
The music of this oratorio follows
very closely the Scriptural story of
Elijah and is very beautiful as well as
dramatic. The English words were ar
ranged from the Scriptures by Bar
tholomew and the music written by
Felix Mendelssohn. The oratorio was
written and first performed in 1845.
Later, various alterations were made
the the revised version was present
ed in 1847.
The program will include all the
principal solos and duets from the
oratorio as well as several chorus
numbers. Soloists for the evening
will be: Miss Agatha Moore, soprano,
Miss Mary Scales, soprano, Mrs. Char
les Miller, contralto, Mrs. Nellie
Scales, contralto, Mr. E. A. Telliga.
bass, Mr. Harvey Saunders, baritone,
Mr. R. L. Towe, tenor.
The program has been arranged and
directed by Miss Mary Scales. Miss
| Gladys Cox will be at the organ.
I Prelude — Consolation, Mendels
Doxology b; ho choir and con
Lords Prschanted by the choir.
Offertory—“ Spring Song ”—Men
Excerpts from "Elijah”—Mendels
“If With All Your Hearts”—-Junior
Choir. Violin Obligato, by Mrs Wil
“For He Shall (Jive His Angels
Charge’’—Jun i o r Choir.
Huet—“Help Me, Man of God.”
“Cast Thy Burden Upon the Loi V
“Te Deum” arranged by Buck—
“Hear Ye. Israel”—Miss Moore.
“It Is Enough”—Mr. Saunders.
“Lift Thine Eyes”—Misses Collier,
Akers, Taylor, Elmore, Barrett.
“O Rest in the Lord”—Mrs. Millci
Road Worker Hurt
Mr. Robert Freuler who works for
the State Highway Commission at
Halifax, had one of the bones in his
leg broken while cranking the tractor.
The crank handle jumped or kicked
back and struck him on the leg.
FREE TO THE LADIES
A special offer to the ladies is made
by Taylor-Matthews Drug Co., with
a free drink to the first 25 who pre
sent coupons at the store between 10
and 10:30 on this Friday morning and
the same offer to 25 ladies on Sat
urday morning. The coupon will be
found in the advertising columns of
FIRE PLUGS PAINTED
The local fire department was busy
Tuesday repainting all the fire plugs
in the city. The tops of the plugs
were painted white while the bottoms
are a bright red.
Qu=ck Work Bv Police
Land S in Jail When
Loot is Discovered
Sleuth work by local police
landed two entire families in
jail charged with the robbery
and acceptance of goods stolen
from the bak Stores here Fri
day, February 7th.
The police arrested James
Peavey, Ernest Peavey, J. W.
Peavey, Mrs. J. W. Peavey, a
daughter, Mrs. Ernest Peavey,
Willie Allen and Richard Allen
on last Saturday and this Mon
James and Ernest Peavey charged
with the actual robbery, are in Hali
fax jail under bonds of $1,000 each,
placed by Mayor Long after prelimi
nary hearing this Monday. The bal
ance are under bonds ranging from
$50 to $100 each for receiving stolen
property and all are in jail in default
of said bonds.
More than $600 in dresses, mens
suits and cash was stolen from the
Oak Stores on Friday night of last
week. No trace of the robbers could
be found after they had entered thru
the back door and cleaned the higher
priced racks in the mens and ladies
departments. Eleven mens suits were
found last Saturday after the rob
oery, m me aney neiween me oana
house on Jackson Street and the B. S.
At the Monday hearing all denied
knowledge of the robbery. Ernest ad
mitted finding the stolen property
near their home and carrying- part of
it to his house.
Acting on reliable information.
Chief Gray went to the woods between
the old canal and the Taylor-Collier
slaughter pen on Friday afternoon
and found a sack under a log whicri
contained four of the stolen suits and
six dresses. Going to 'he Peavey
house on Bunker Hill, the Chief found
the three Peavey women. Fie search
ed the house without results until he
opened a pillow on one of the beds.
Cutting open this pillow, he discover
ed eight of the stopm drer.res. The
pillow had.been slit and then carefully
Officer Masse/ vms sent to arrest
Ernest Peavey who was o. the street.
Trailing part of the stolen property
to Emporia. Mas ;oy, with the aid of
local police, arrested a brothe-\ James
Peavey, at the home of Wili s end
Richard Allen, three miles the other
side of Emporia. The Allen boys for
merly lived here. Each of the Alien
boys had on a stolen suit and toM of
fficers that James Peavey had given
them to them. In their house was
found three more purloined Oak
•James I'eavey is reported to have
served time in Richmond County for
a filling station robbery and fo li
quor charges. The Peavey family have
been living here about nix months,
part of them working in the ml.Is.
Two others who are said to be im
plicated in the Oak Stores i -briery
are still at large with officers confi
dent of further arrets. James Peavey
is 2G and Ernest Peavey is 22. The
Allen boys are younger.
All of the stolen property ha a not
been found, altho a check up reveals
the major protion ha3 been returned
to the owner. Manager Woodroof an
nounced a reward of $25 to the per
son who would give information lead
ing to the arrest of the culpiPc an 1
it is generally thought this made it
possible for the police to get suffi
cient clues to follow the case through
to the arrest of the two famillies.
Improve Court House
The public will be interested to
know that new light fixutres have
been installed in the Halifax County
Court room. Also some more seats
for the deputy sheriffs and other of
ficers. This will be a great relief to
the Clerk, he says, if they will use 1
the seats and not stand between him
LEAVING FOR ATLANTA
R. H. Brantley, junior druggist for
Rosemary Drug Co., has accepted a
position with a drug firm in Atlanta,
Ga. and will leave soon with his wife
and son to assume his new duties.