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    VOTE SATURDAY, JUNE 7th—ELECTION DAY
RSpq THE HERALD
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VOLUME It__ ROANOKE RAPIDS-ROSEMARY, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 5th, 1930. ~-NUMBER 8.
38 H. S. SENIORS
TO GET DIPLOMAS
UBS FRIDAY NIGHT
HUGE CLASS
GRADUATES
THIS YEAR
Class Play Tonight-Fin
als at School Tomor
row Night
Commencement exoi cises for the
High School Seniors began last Sun.
day morning when 2,000 people at
tended the Baccalaureate Sermon at
the High School auditorium, hearing
Rev. D. W. Richardson of the Theo
logical Semindry, Richmond, deliver
a masterful sermon to thirty eight
members of the class of 1930.
Fifteen years a missionary in Chi
na, a participant in the siege of Nan
king by Chinese revolutionists in
1927, Dr. Richardson is at present
l.ead df the School of Missions at the
Union Theological Seminary. His ad
dress held both young arid old spell
bound with its beauty arid eloquence.
A community choir of more than fif
ty voices under the direction of Miss
Scales led the singing of the vast
congregation and sang “The Lost
Chord.” A vocal ensemble of High
School girls sang "Lift Thine Eyes,
Elijah;”
The Rosemary Band played the pre
lude ‘Sabbath Mom* with such feel
ing and skill that it is our request
they will repeat the nuaAer when
they broadcast tww? "JfSjJdU
mond at ten o’clock Saturday morn
ing.
Every minister of the Twin Cities
was on the stage Sunday morning, all
services having been dispensed with
rn favor of the Baccalaureate service.
Invocation was by Rev. A. P. Mus
tian of the Roanoke Rapids Baptist
Church. Responsive reading was led
by Rev. L. M. Hdll df the Roanoke
Rapids Methodist Church, the main
speaker was introduced by Rev. S. H.
Bradley of the Presbyterian Church,
the benediction was pi’onounced by
Rev. C. T. Thrift of the Rosemary
Methodist Church. Rev. J. E. Kirk of
the Rosemary Baptist Church and
Rev. J. N. Bynum of the Episcopal
Church were on the rostrum.
Announcements of other programs
for this week were made by Supt. C.
W. Davis.
On this Tuesday night, the Music
pupils of Miss Falconer gave a de
lightful musical recital which was
much enjoyed by a large crowd.
Tonight are the Class Day exercises
of the Senior Class. The playlet rep
resents the Seniors hoarding the ‘Ship
of Fate* in Life’s Harbor. Edwin
Akers is captain, Graham Lynch is
first mate, Ralph Shell, poet, Prisc
c:lla Mullen, historian, Emma Mat
thews, prophet, Laura Thrift and Har
vey Saunders, song writers. The
skit was written by Miss Priscilla
Mullen and Margaret Wood. The an
nual class Bonfire will burn after the
ceremonies inside the auditorium.
Final exercises will be held this Fri
day night at the High School at 8:00
o'clock. The commencement address
will be delivered by Dr. Robert
Wright, president of E. C. T. C., who
is aspeaker of much renown in the
State. Diplomas will be presented to
the Seniors by T. W. Mullen, chair
man of the School Board. Miss Clara
Hearne will present the Seventh
Grade certificates. Music will be fur
nished by the Rosemary Band, a vo
cal ensemble, Mrs. W. A. China and
a male quartet.
The entire public is invited and
urged to attend all exercises.
Katz Is Paroled
By The Governor
D. Katz, sentenced to four months
on a charge in Warren Superior Court
of implication in the alleged entrance
of the Macon Bank several months
ago, was paroled last week by Gov
ernor Gardner without having to serve
**»y of his sentence.
Convicted on circumstantial evi
dence, Katz carried to Raleigh a pe
tition signed by many citizens here
»nd appeared personally before the
Governor. The parole was almost im
mediately granted.
VACATION
SCHOOL IS
IN -JULY
Community Bible School
Two Weeks Starting
July 14th
Plans for the Community Bible
school have been almost completed,
and the ministers feel that a very
fine and efficient faculty has been'
arranged for. In order to get this'
faculty it was necessary to shift the
dates of the school from June to July.
The school will open on Monday
morning July 14, at nine o’clock. The
daily sessions will be held in the Ju
nior High School building instead of
the Central and Rosemary schools, as
at first announced. This change was
made necessary because a great deal
of repair work is being done this
summer in both buildings.
The school will be open to all boys
and grils who have been in school
this past year from the first grade
thru Junior High School. No boy or
girl who has not attended school the
previous session will be allowed to
come to the Bible School. But any
boy or girl who has attended any
school during the past year from the
the first grade thru Junior High will
be admitted. The school will be ab
solutely free to every boy and girl,
k^.o»oh church has mads arrange-;
fySnts to shar^in tht T3of VVt'
school.
The faculty of the Bible school will
be composed of Miss Georgia Keen,
elementary superintendent of the
Sunday School Board of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South; Rev. W.
F. Shell who comes to us from the
Duke Foundation and two workers
from the Presbyterian Church. These
two are Miss Beverly Neale and Miss
Julia Bradley. They have been en
gaged by the Home Mission office of
Granville Presbytery to do Vacation
Bible School work this summer and
are to be here for the local school.
In addition to these the local minis
ters and the playground directors
are expecting to help out the best
they can.
In addition to the Bibte school,
Miss Keene and Mr. Shell are to con
duct a Cokesbury training school ev-,
ery other night for the two weeks
they are here. Both of these are qua
lified instructors, and their work
should be a feature of the two week’s
intensive program of religious edu
cation. Every Sunday School teacher
of the community should take one
of the several courses that will be of
fered in this school. The work will
be interesting and profitable.
This two week’s program promises
to be the one thing that every
church in the community has whole
heartedly entered into. Every minis
ter has pledged his church to enter
in and help make it a success. We
doubt if there is another community
in Eastern Carolina or anywhere in
North Carolina that has been able
to make plans for so fine a union
religious educational work and rtain
ing.
Sails for Europe
Prof. Thoms L. Martin, local High
School teacher will sail June 14 for
Europe. He will visit the British
Isles, France, Belgium, Holland, Swit
zerland, Germany, and Italy. While
in Germany he will attend the Pas
sion play at Oberammageau. Prof
Martin will return the middle of Au
gust to this country preparatory to
resuming his work here in the fall.
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Girl Reserve Council
Mrs. R. P. Beckwith, chairman of
the Girls Reserve Council and the
leaders who will carry on the sum
mer work of the girl’s clubs of the
Junior and Senior High Schools will
meet the girls Tuesday, June 10 at
10:30 A. M. o’clock under the pines by
.he High School tennis court. All
Club members are urged to be on
time.
Grafting experiments have pro
duced a tree growing six kinds of ap
ples at Coalville, England.
DR. LONG
RESIGNS
AS MAYOR
Difference In Opinion
With Board Concern
ing: Police
Dr. T. W. M. Long resigned
as mayor of Roanoke Rapids at
r special meeting last week and
the resignation was accepted by
the Town Commissioners at the
regular monthly meeting this
week.
Difference of opinion concern
ing the police force was the rea
son for actions of both Mayor
and Commissioners.
The latter state that mer
chants and citizens had com
plained to them because the po
lice, being deputy sheriffs, were
out of town a lot and being ac
tive officers they were compell
ed to attend all sessions of Su
perior Court as witnesses in
many outside cases. The Com
missioners therefore, went on
record asking the officers to re
sign as deputy sheriffs and con
fine their work to policing in the
city limits.
xuayur juung uiaa^iecu wan
this action and called a special
meeting last week to which he
sent a message asking the Com
missioners to rescind the order
or consider his resignation. No
action was taken-on the resigna
tion at that meeting.
However, at the meeting Mon
day afternoon, at which Dr.
Long was not present, the CQjp
mtssioners did not rescind their
order and accepted the resigna
tion elf Dr. Long with much re
gret.
Dr. Long said in his letter to
the commissioners that he could
not properly enforce the laws
unless the police were deputy
sheriffs with power to act out
side of the city limits.
The Commissioners said that
in case of necessity, the Sheriff
or a regular deputy could depu
tize the police for special work
Commissioner George Taylor
acted as chairman of the meet
ings, a job he has filled in the
past when the mayor was ab
sent. No action was taken con
cerning the vacancy.
LEAGUE TO
MOVE TO
NEW PARK
By Bill Alfigood
The new Simmons Field will be of
ficially opened this Saturday when tie.
Textile League leaves the old Rose-;
mary Park for their new stamping
grounds.
Simmons Field is located back of
Rosemary School and when finished
will be one of the largest athletic
fields in this part of the State. Then
fences will not be up this Saturday,
but when they are put up home runs
will be a real feat.
Part of the grandstand will be com
pleted for the Sautrday games, the
rest of the work awaiting completion
until the following week. The dia
mond is as smooth as an ocean beach
pnd fast as lightning. Most of the
outfield is skinned free of grass and
excuses for errors will be of small
avail. In the fall, the field will be
used for football.
The Rosemary Bascoes continued
their winning ways Saturday when
they took a 7 to 4 count over the Roa
noke Mills Deep Sleeps. It was a
hard fought game, however, from ev
ery angle, with Outland Bacoe pitcher,
shading Carroll, Deep Sleep star for
the first five innings. He struck hot
water in the fifth and Birdsong went
in to relieve him. Only one Roanoker
scored after Birdsong went in. In the
last inning he struck out the first
three men to face him on nine pitch
ed balls. Carroll pitched a splendid
game for Roanoke Mills but erratic
support proved his downfall. The
Deep Sleeps got seven hits off of Out
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Highway Engineer*
Surviving For New
Bridge Location*
A crew of six engineers
from the State Highway De
partment arrived here last
Saturday and began Monday
preliminary surveys for pos
sible new bridge sites.
The crew is under the di
rection of Engineer’ Young.
Their first survey is heing
completed this week. It runs
from a point above the Pow
er Company property on the
river across the new canal to
an island and strikes' the high
land on the other side at the
John Martin farm.
The road survey follows the
high ground on this side com
ing into the Avenue near the
old canal bridge. On the oth
er side the survey will carry
near the old road from
Camp’s Store direct to the
river by the old pavillion.
The engineers will also
make surveys at other points
including the present bridge
site, with a view to estimating
costs of a new bridge at the
old site and raising the small
er bridges and the road be
tween each.
They expect to complete
their preliminary work some
time next week, it is said,
when they will return to Ra
leigh to compile figures and
draw plans.
Ballot For June 7th
—
Printed below are samples of the
ballots which will be placed before
the voters of Halifax County on June
seventh.
SAMPLE BALLOT
Democratic Primary Ballot for
United States Senator and State
Office
Instructions
1. To vote for a candidate on the
ballot make a cross (X) mark in the
square at the left of his name.
2. Mark only with pencil or pen
and ink.
3. If you tear or deface or wrong
ly mark this ballot, return it to the
registrar and get another.
FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR
Vote for One
JOSIAH W. BAILEY
THOMAS L. ESTEP
FURNIFOLD M. SIMMONS
FOR MEMBER OF CORPORATION
COMMISSION FOR TERM EX
PIRING DECEMBER 31, 1936.
Vote for One
JAMES H. HOLLOWAY
GEORGE P. PELL
SAMPLE BALLOT
Republican Primary Ballot For
United States Senator
FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR
Vote for One
IRVIN B. TUCKER
GEORGE M. PRITCHARD
H. GRADY DORSETT
GEORGE E. BUTLER
SAMPLE BALLOT
Democratic Primary Ballot For
Solicitor
FOR SOLICITOR
Vote for One
R. HUNT PARKER
ERNEST TYLER
Democratic Primary Ballot for House
Of Representatives
FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTA.
TIVES
Vole for Two
D. MAC JOHNSON
W. J. NORWOOD
CLEMENT S. KITCHIN
CLARENCE O. BYRD
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Vote for Five
N. J. SHEPHERD
J. W. WHITAKER
W. F. JOYNER
JNO. P. FUTRELL
N. W. WARREN
IVEY A. CRAWLEY
FOR HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS
Vote for Five
J. W. HARVEY
F. M. TAYLOR
J. T. CHASE
P. V. RANDOLPH
W. L. BAILEY
J. W. KING
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Misa Patience Moore, whose en
gagement was announced for the ear
ly part of the summer, was guest at
a shower given in her honor at Boy.
kins, Va. Saturday afternoon.
READY TO
VOTE NEW
BALLOTS
Absentees Must Reauest
—Voting Booths To
Be Used
The lists are closed, the counties
know, the districts know and the
State knows whose names are to ap
pear on the ballots to be deposited at
the polling places in the 100 counties
on Saturday, June 7th. The filing
period for local candidates expired on
Friday the 2ftrd and the registration
books closed the following day. So it
is all over but the fighting with days
left for that part of the "drama.”
Ballots for the convenience of ab
sentee ballot, but there seems to be
{■mended law, be distributed in bulk
indiscriminately and those who ex
pect to do long distance voting this
year will have to make requests in
person, qr through another for bal
lots and certificates. Requests for bal
lots must be accompanied by a list of
voters for which they are intended be
fore an election official may legally
comply. This makes difficult the hand
ling of groups of North Carolinians
temporarily stationed outside of the
State, who are entitled to vote an ab
sentee ballot, butthcre seems to be
ro other way. Ballots for the United
States Senate, Congress, judge and
solicitor have been sent to all of the
100 counties by the State Board of
Elections and absentee voters may
provide themselves with these by ap
plication to the election board chair
man in the county in which they ex
pect to vote.
Separate boxes are to be provided
for Democratic and Republican voters
in all contests and the Senatorial
“scrap” is the only contest in which
two boxes will be required, since there
is only one Republican candidate for.
Corporation Commissioner with two
places to b^t filled. Names of the
Democratic candidates for that office
are Judge George P. Bell, incumbent,
and James H. Holloway and these will
be placed on the ballot with Senator
Simmons and Josiah William Bailev
who are contending for the United
States Sena tor ship.
The new election law prohibits the
distribution of official ballots except
to electors when they start to vote,
but Secretary Raymond Maxwell, of
the State Board of Elections has pro
vided a sufficiency of ‘sample ballots’
for the convenience of poll holders,
markers and voters who prefer to do
their own marking. Democratic bal
lots are white; Republican tickets
light blue, while the sample ballots
for the Democrats are yellow and for
the Republicans pink. The Democratic
ballots for United States Senator
have the names of Josiah William
Bailey, Furnifold M. Simmons and
Thomas L. Estep, while on the Re
publican Senatorial ballot appears the
names of Irvin B. Tucker, George M.
Pritchard, H. Grady Dorsctt and
George E. Butler,
AURELIAN
GIRL LEADS
DISTRICT
Miss Hannah Heptistall was declar
ed winner in the Eastern district es
say contest which was held in Rocky
Mount Monday, June 1st, and is spon
sored by the N. C. Cotton Grower’s
Cooperative Association. She will rep
resent this district in the State con
test which will be held in Raleigh
June 17.
Miss Heptinstall is a Junior in the
Aurelian Springs High School. To
most of this children in this school
district, the school is closed for a few
months during the summer but it is
not closed to this young lady. She is
a frequent visitor to the school au
ditorium to rceive training and prac
tice in delivering her essay.
Th school elimination contest was
held Friday, April 25, the closing day
for Aurelian Springs. Four contest
ants, two boys and two girls, out of
seventeen participants, were asked to
memorize and recite their essays be
fore a meeting of the student body.
Miss Heptinstall was declared the
winner and, being the only contest
ant in the county, represented Hali
fax County in the district contest.
Miss Heptinstall is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. ;J. W. Heptinstall. Mr.
Heptinstall is a successful farmer
located about eight miles- from Little
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GRAND JURY AGAINST
SALARY CUT PROPOSED
BY TAXPAYERS LEAGUE
PROGRAM OF'
HALIFAX CO.I
S. S. MEET
All Day Session of Sun
day Schools at
Enfield
Beginning at 10:30 o’clock Sunday
morning. June 8, and continuing
throughout the day, the Halifax Coun
ty Sunday School Convention will be I
held at the Methodist Episcopal j
Church, Enfield, N. C. Pastors, sup
erintendents, teachers and officers of
all Sunday Schools of all denomina
tions in the county have been invit
ed to the convention.
The officers in charge of arrange
ments for the convention are expect
ing a large attendance of workers
from all parts of the county. The
convention is open to the public, and
all who are interested in the Sunday
School whether they are actively en
gaged in the work or not, are invited
to attend.
The convention is being held under
the auspices of the Halifax County
and the North Carolina Sunday School
Associations, and is one of a series of
such conventions that will be held in
each of the 10 Ocounties of the State
this year. All of the counties in the
State are organized ino County Sun
day School Associations and holding
County and Township Conventions.
The following is the program of the
Halifax Convention:
Marning Seaaioa
10:30—Devotional, Rev. A. M. Au
man.
10:45—How to Give Missionary and
Stewardship Instruction by Mr. V. C.
Matthews, Littleton, N. C.
11:15—Period of Business: Report
of County and Township officers; ap
pointemnt of committees; record of
attendance.
12:10—Offering for support of
County and State Sunday School As
sociations.
3 2.25—Announcements.
12:30—Adjourn.
Dinner at the church. Everybody
come and bring a basket.
Afternoon Session
2:00—Devotional, Rev. E. Mc
Whorter.
2:15—A program for Sunday School
Evangelism, by Rev. L. M. Hall, Roa
noke Rapids, N. C.
• 2:45—Song.
2:50—Organizing and Training
\ oung People for Kingdom Service,
Miss Flora Davis.
3:20—Discussion of Sunday School
Problems.
3:45—Business Period: Reports of
Committees and election of officers;
place for next meeting.
4:00—Adjourn.
Night Sessoin
8:00—Devotional, Rev. H. B. Ander
son.
8:15—What the adults of the Sun
lay School Should Know and Do, By
Mr. W. V. Woodruff, Roanoke Rapids,
\\ C.
8:45—Record of attendance. An
icuncements.
8:55—The Beatitudes of Leadership,
Miss Flora Davis.
9:30—Adjourn.
Miss
Give Organ Recital
Here Sunday Night
On Sunday night, June 8, Miss
Evangeline Pendleton, will give a
special program of organ music in
he Presbyterian Church. Miss Pen
dleton is one of our local girls who
las been off to college and made good
n an outstanding manner. Altho on
y a Junior next year, she will be
he ranking musician at Flora Mc
Donald College, Red Springs, N. C,
rhis means that on all public occa
sions she will be the official musici
:n at either the organ or piano. The
community is always interested in
)ne of its local girls and the Pres
byterian Church is proud of its privi
ege in having her for this special
service of music. Our friends are
.'ordially invited to share the service
vith us.
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Dr. Haldane of Great Britain pre
sets that improved sterna engines
will soon be used in airplanes.
WOULD DO
AWAY WITH
BOARDS
S»vt Affair* Conducted
Cheanly Under Pres
ent County System
The grand jury of Halifax
County completed a six month’s
tenure of office with a final re
port handed to Judge DeVin yes
terday, in which the grand jury
opposed the twenty per cent re
duction in all county salaries as
proposed by the Tax Payer’s
League and recommended doing
away with various offices and
boards as a means of economy.
Concentration and centraliza
tion of power, authority and de
tail work was recommeded as
the surest way to permanent
economy in county government
by the grand jury. The entire
report on conditions in the vari
ous county offices is printed be
low.
Superior Coart—June Term, 1930
North Carolina,
Halifax County.
To Hon. W. A. DeVin, Judge pre
siding:
we, the Grcnd Jury, respectfully
report that we have acted on all bills
presented to our body and returned
same to the Court.
We,' or a comjnitt*, have visited the
jail and the fqpr road camps aiwf
found same in satisfactory condition;
also the County Home and Sanatorium,
ard they were found to be in good
condition, and we consider these in
stitutions to be a credit to the Coun
ty. We recommend that Supt. of the
County Home keep a record of the re
ceipts and expenses of the farm and
that the profit and loss be shown in
the annual report of the County.
We have visited Register of Deeds
office and the Clerk’s office and all
county records appear to be nicely
kept. We recommend that the Audit
or check the Clerks’ office receipts
monthly as he does the Register of
Deeds.
We do not find that the Clerk has
ever kept any complete permanent
record in his office of the various
Trust Funds coming into his hands,
and we recommend that a permanent
record of all such receipts and dis
bursments be kept in his office.
We inspected the of ice of the Au
ditor and he appears to have a very
g-ood system for handling his records,
but his quarters are entirely inade
quate for his work.
We recommend that suitable office
rpace be provided by having work
ing and filing lobby cut off by a
counter and railing thereby making
the Auditor’s working space private.
This, in ail probability, concludes
the six month’s period for the Grand
Jury—having served three times.
Each time, as with all former Grand
Juries, we have made our regular re
port with our recommendations. We
feel sure that the foreman of none
of the prior Grand Juries has ever
been officially notified that any re
commendations ever made were car
ried out or why they were not.
We recommend that a copy of the
preceeding Grand Jury’s report be
placed in the hand of each incoming
foreman and if the previous recom
mendations have not been carried out
the proper authority should explain
why—then, too, he would know that
has been recommended.
vve nave investigated as far as we
ere able to do so the recent shooting
Df a deaf and dumb negro on the high
way. We are unable to secure any in
formation leading to the guilty party.
In conclusion, let us add, though it
may be out of order, that we want
and hope for a lower tax rate. How
ever, we do not believe this will ever
come about by indiscriminately cut
ting every department in the County
20 per cent, but rather by taking the
Budget and making a careful and
thoughtful study of it to see where
the tax money is spent. If this study
reveals where any reduction can be
made then have proper laws passed so
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