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VOLUME 16. ROANOKE RAi ’'S—ROSEMARY, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 3rd, 1930. NUMBER 12.
Popular Daughter o f
A death that came as a complete
shock to the whole community oc
curred last week when a telegram
was received here from Winston-Sal
em notifying friends that Mrs. Char
lie Smith, daughter of Mr. J. E. Cox,
rad died in a hospital there.
Bertha, as she was familiarly
known here, was bom in Winston
Salem. in 1905, and had lived in Rose
mary all her life until about five
years ago, when she was married to
Mr. Charlie Smith of Pikesville, N. C.,
a practicing attorney. Since then she
has spent several weeks out of each
year here with her father.
She was a girl of phasing person
ality and a lovely disposition. Her
mother, who was the former Miss
Monnie Nissen of Wonston-Salem,
died when Bertha was a child, and her
father has borne the rsponsibility of
both mother and father in a most ad
Mrs. Smih was stricken several
weeks ago with a disease called the
Wilson’s disease of which very little
?s known by the medical profession.
Her condition had been serious for
i.bout three weeks and about ten days
ago she was carried to Winston- Sal
em for treatment and everything that
human skill could do was done, but to
no avail. At times her temperature
was as high as 109. She died on Mon
day night, June 23rd at eleven o’clock,
and intrement was made in the pri
vate burying grounds of the Nissen’s
on Wednesday afternoon in Winston
Salem. Funeral services were conduct
ed from the home of her aunt, Mrs.
Willie E. Froelich. The many and
lovely floral offerings attest the
popularity in which the deceased was
Surviving are her husband; one son,
Fhilip Brantley Smith and her father,
Mr. J. E. Cox. She wsa a niece otf
Mrs. Will Froelich and Mrs. K. E.
Shore of Winston-Salem and a grand
daughter of the late C. F. Nissen of
Mr. Cox, father of the deceased, is
one of the leading citizens of this
community. He holds the distinct re
cord of being the oldest employee of
the Rosemary Manufacturing Co.,
where he holds the responsible posi
tion of master mechanic in charge of
the huge machine shops of the mills.
He is also one of the pioneer citizens
of this community. The symapthy of
the entire community is extended to
the bereaved family. Mr. and Mrs.
Cox returned from the funeral on Fri
As The Herald went to press last
Wednesday night, details of the death
and funeral could not be obtained un
til this issue of the paper.
Two Churches Unite
For Summer Camps
Reverend L. M. Hell has returned
from White Lake where he arranged
for two young peoples camps for the
Roanoke Rapids Baptist and Method
ist Churches. The ca.np fer the oil
er group of young peoole will be held
the week of August 18 and that for
the younger group th.j week of Au
gust 25th. Two cottages have be-n
rented, one for girls, ent for bo>s,
and an auditorium for courses in Sun
day School and Church work. The two
local churches are planning to send
about forty to each camp.
Booster Club Party
A carnival and box party was given
at the Rosemary Band Hall this Mon
day night by the Rosemary Boosters
Club. It was a real community get
together with one of the largest
crowds to attend a similar affair in
recent years. Miss Mary Cameron won
the prize as the most beautiful girl
present and Miss Nellie Gray King
fixed the box which brought the high
est price. Bill Alligood was awarded
the prize as the ugliest man and also
acted as auctioneer. This is a fore
runner of many such social activi
ties to be sponsored this season by the
The mills have all been closed this
week except for the office forces who
have been busy taking annual inven
tory. Seven special inventory takers
had charge of the work which was
finished today. The mills will resume
operation Monday after the week’s
Route 40 Changed
By State Highway
Dept; No Reason
Without official notice, so far as
as the city authorities know, the
State Highway Department Mon
day changed all road signs from
Roanoke Junction to Pleasant
Hill. This has been marked Route
40. The road is now marked 481.
This latter number is the number
of the old road from Pleasant Hill
to Weldon via Garysburg. It is
assumed that it will now be num
bered 40. The Federal markings
17-1 were aslo removed and is is
assumed this this number will
also go on the Garysburg road.
Why this action was taken now
when the Weldon bridge will not
be completed for a year, could not
be 'explained here. An explan
nation for this and also asking
for the authority to move any of
the signs without notice and hear
ing will be demanded of the State
Highway Commission by the spec
ial committee of the Kiwanis
Local Officers Chase and
Take Oxford Con
After an exciting early morning
chase today, John and Burt Hilton,
escaped convicts and jail breakers of
Oxford wene captured at dawn by lo
cal officers. Raymond Brickhouse, a
third member, escaped but his cap
ture is expected at any time.
Local officers received reports yes
terday from Oxford that the three
men had held up the jailer of Gran
ville County, forced him to tjnWk
tlfem from their cells, stole his car
and were headed in this direction.
About two o’clock this morning, Of
ficer Clifton Massey saw a car cruis
ing down the Avenue. Its actions were
suspicious and he trailed it, catching
the number. On comparing his notes,
he found it to be the Oxford jailer’s
stolen car. He called Chief Gray and
in a few minutes with Sheriff Bell
and Officer Keeter, the four started
after the other car. They chased it as
far as Weldon and then came back to
Later in the morning, they sighted
the car again and gave chase followed
by Officers Green and Lewter in an
other car. They chased the fugitives
to the Information Filling Station on
the Littleton Road, where the speed
ing stolen car went off the road as
the driver made a sharp curve on two
The bumper was broken off and the
front of the car buried itself in the
mud bank. The driver, Brickhouse,
jumped out and escaped in the woods.
The Hilton brothers were arrested by
In the car were a Winchester rifle
and a pistol. The Hiltons did not de
ny their identity.
They are reported to be under a
sentence of from 4 to 8 years for rob
bery. A short time ago they escaped
from prison and had just been re
captured and were in the jail at Ox
ford ready to be returned to prison,
when they effected the jail break by
flashing a gun on the Granville coun
The Sheriff of that county was no
tified at five o’clock this morning
and started for here to take charge of
the prisoners. He was due to arrive
here before noon.
Local officers feel sure the trio
planned some sort of mischief in this
community before heading for Virgi
nia for distant parts. They were evi
dently looking over the lay of the
land when spotted by policeman Mas
The pastor, Rev. C. T. Thrift, will
preach at both services. In the morn
ing he will speak on “The Cradle of
North Carolina Methodism.” The first
Methodist Church was organized in
this section. Marvelous things in re
ligion occurred in this region about
one hundred and sixty years ago. Do
you want to find out the cause of
these hard times? You are invited to
attend the Mehtodist Church in Rose
mary. At night Mr. Thrift will speak
cn “Don’t Fool Yourself.”
Fearing burglars, Mrs. Maria Stone
of Glencoe, III., bolted and double pad
locked her door every night. As a re
suf she was trapped and perished
when the house burned.
City and County Offici
als Taka Hand In
City and county authorities are re
ported to have their eyes on several
men who may be charged with non
support of their families and this
week finds two arrested on that
Eli Bowen was found guilty of non- !
support by Magistrate R. L. Martin
and has been sent to the County jail. I
His family had been supported for
some time by Associated Charities.
the county and neighbors. All got
tired of taking care of the man and
he will probably be put on the county
roads to earn his board. Other cases
similar have been reported.
Henry Gilliland, of Roanoke Rapids,
charged with non-support of his wife
and three children, all boys, ranging
in age from three to nine years, waiv
ed preliminary hearing before Magis
trate Martin Monday and in default
of a $500 bond was placed in the
Halifax County jail to await the
meeting of the August term of Ha
lifax Superior court.
Gilliland was arrested last Sunday
morning by Deputy Sheriff L. E.
According to information secured at
police headquarters, Gilliland has been
married three times. His first wife,
it is said, died, and he was divorced
from his second wife. He married the
present Mrs. Gilliland, the mother of
his three children, in 1921.
Charley Medlin, R. D. Jonjes, Mrs.
Gertie Griffin, Daisy Ray and M
Mary Dennis, were arraigned before
Magistrate Martin Monday on two
charges, disorderly conduct and pos
session and transporting contrabrand
liquor. The five were found guilty of
the disorderly conduct charge and as
sessed fines of $10, and costs, each.
Medlin and Jones were acquitted of
the liquor charges, but the three wom
en were found guilty and are to ap
pear at the August term of the Hali
fax Superior Court when they will an
swer for their alleged violation of the
Mrs. Griffin and Daisy Ray fur
nished the required bail bond of $250
each for their appearance in the Su
perior Court. Mary Dennis’ failure
to pay the fine and costs assessed for
the disorderly conduct charge by Ma
gistrate Martin and in default of the
$250 bond was ordered placed in the
Halifax County jail.
The men and women were arrested
late last Saturday night by Clifton
Massie, of the Roanoke Rapids police
department, and Deputy Sheriff H. L.
Bell, in a residence near the business
section of the city. A small quantity
of ardent spirits was found.
Local American Legion
Boys Defeat Wilmington
The Junior American Legion team,
after swamping Aulander in their
first game, journeyed to Goldsboro
last week to face Wilmington for
the Legion championship of this dis
When the local boys went on the
field they were kidded about being
from the country. When the game
was over they had defeated Wilming
ton 13 to 1.
Browning, local pitcher, struck out
10 men and allowed only 5 hits, Prid
gen was behind the plate. Wilming
ton changed batteries three times try
ing to stop the local youngsters. They
got excited and allowed 17 bases on
Goldsboro and Clinton play today and
Roanoke Rapids-Rosemary meets the
winner for the Eastern State Cham
Go On To Roads
Desiring quick justice Herman
Fisher and Lawrence Jackson, ar
lested at Roanoke Junction Sunday
by Chief Dobbins and Rosemary police
charged with liquor in possession for
purpose of sale, waived preliminary
hearing and went to the roads to
serve their sentences.
T. B. McLinden was taken to the
State Hospital at Raleigh for treat
ment by Chief Dobbins Monday.
Wednesday afternoon Volidays have
been decreed by a number of leading
stores of Ahoskie. Last week was the
| first time the holiday jvent into ef
First Cotton Blooms
Come To Twin Cities
Cotton blooms of the 1930 crop
poured in the Twin Cities over
last week-end as growers vied
for tho first bloom of the season.
The championship was undecided.
Two new blooms were reported
hy J. H. Matkins as brought here
Saturday, June 28th, by I,. F.
Rook. Plucked on Sunday, 29th,
and brought to the office of The
Herald on Monday was a bloom
from the field of J. G. Copeland,
whose farm is located near the
Grant Brick Yards.
Duke Wade si credited with a
bloom on or about June 30th.
From over in Northampton,
Robert Peters brought the first
bloom from his field on July 1
to Mr. Dickens at Wells D. Til
lery Co. Store.
Just when all these “first”
blooms were actually picked was
not ascertained. All of them arc
earlier than usual, July 4th being
about the usual time for the firsts
On July 1, Mr. Smoot plucked
his first bloom which he brought
to The Herald office on Wednes
day. Mr. J. H. Floyd of North
Imapton County brought his first
bloom in on Wednesday.
Begin Work On Halifax
County Fair Book
The contract for printing the 1030
Halifax County Fair Catalogue has
been awarded again this year to The
Herald Printing Company, thc same
f.'rm that printed the Ik’S” c'last year.
Actual work on printing this year’s
catalogue will begin as soon as all
the material is collected and turned
in to the printing firm. The sixth an
nual meeting of the fair will be held
on October 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.
The advertising for this year’s ca
talogue is being handled exclusively
through the advertising department
ef The Herald Printing Company, and
solicitation was begun last week. Ev
ery business firm in Roanoke Rapids,
Rosemary, Weldon, Littleton, Enfield,
Halifax and other towns in Halifax
County and nearby towns in neighbor
ing counties and in Virginia will be
solicited within the next few weeks
for fair catalogue advertising. The
business men of Halifax County are
’•equested to cooperate as much as
possible in prinfng this year’s cata
logue, that it may be a bigger and
Enough copies of the catalogue will
be printed to place a copy in every
home in Halifax County, both white
*nd colored, and in a number of homes
in neighboring counties. This year’s
catalogue will consist of between 75
and 100 pages and will contain all the
necessary information about the fair.
The catalogue is offered to business
firms as the best advertising medi
um through which to reach the entire
rural population of Halifax County
and the trading territories of the va
iious towns in the county.
Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd and Miss Do
rothy Campbell are visiting friends
in Lynchburg, Va.
Misses Urusula and Helen Marshall
of Wilson are visiting their grand
mother, Mrs. R. II. Daniel.
Mrs. P. C. Millikin and son are vis
iting Mrs. Millikin's sister, Mrs. Le
Roy Kane^r of High Point.
Mr .Geo. C. Green of Weldon was
here Fridav on l usings.
Mr. D. Mac Johnson of Enfield was
here Saturday on business.
Mr. W. L. Johnson who is working
at Colerain Beach spent the week
Mrs. E. L. Travis, Jr., and son are
visiting in Scotland Neck.
Mr. Dick Haines of Charlotte was
here last week.
Mr. Allen C. Zollicoffer of Rose
mary was here Wednesday on busi
Mr. L. Long of Roaoke Rapids
was here Tuesday.
Mr. Sigmond Meyer was here Sat
urday on business.
Mr. Julian Allsbrook of Roanoke
Rapids was here Tuesday on business.
Mr. Chas. R. Allen and Mr. W. D.
Allen of Weldon were here Tuesday
Fligel’* Style Shop I*
Said to be Prettiest La
dies* Shop in State
One young business man of the
Twin Cities believes in going after
business when times are tight and
Paul Fligel, manager of Fligel’s Style
Shop, has been spending the last
month and thousands of dollars in re
modeling his store.
The grand opening will be held on
next Tuesday night, July 8th, from
8 to 10 p. m. There will be no sale of
merchandise on this night. It will be
for the express purpose of showing
the Twin Cities and those of neighbor
ing towns what will probably be
known as the most beautiful ladies
shop in the State.
Music will be furnished on that ev
< ning by Martin’s Orchestra and at
tractive favors will be distributed to
J both ladies and gentlemen.
While the new store has not been
' finished yet, a visit by a representa
tive if this paper disclosed that it
will be a source of real pride to all
those who like for the Twin Cities to
have the best. The fixtures arc of the
new modernistic designs, finished in
green and gold with soft lighting to
Mirrors, dressing rooms, alcoves
with dressing tables are in abundance,
all fitting into the general color
scheme. The store will handle ladies
ready to wear, shoes and millinery ex
The floor will be covered by thick
green carpets and upholstered chairs
and divans will replace the customary
stock tables and seats in the center
of the store. Except for shoes, there
will be no shelves, all the merchan
dise being concealed in paneled clos
The show windows in front carry
out the same design used in the store
fixtures with intricate paneled back
grounds and highly polished floors.
Architect J. P. Kock of Rocky Mount
has had charge of the remodeling and
says it is one of the most attractive
stores he has over built. It will be a
great asset to the business section of
Mr. Paul Filgel, the manager, has
been is business here since September,
1925, and in that time has proved him
self one the best of the younger busi
ness group. He has taken a real pride
in his work and deserves much credit
for the splendid store which will be
open to the public on next Tuesday
In St. Lukes’ Episcopal Church in
Northampton County, N. C., last Fri
day, June 27th at 11 o’clock a mar
riage took place uniting Miss Cath
erin B. Moody and Mr. Glenn Brinser
Good of Richmond, Va. Tne rector.
Rev. J. N. Bynum, officiated. The
picturesque rural church was de?' rat
ed with ferns, palms, long leaf pine
and mimosa. The mu.$i;a was played
V.y Mrs. W. A. Vincent acco’npa v-» 1
by Mr. Harvey Saunders on the violin.
Miss Otelia Vaug »a.i sang “At Dawn
ing” and ‘‘I Love You Truly,” just
before the ceremony. The brides’
maids were Miss Maggie Delbridge,
Vineland, Va., Miss Isabelle Good,
Richmond, Va., Miss Alice Ezelle, Ez
elle, Va., Mrs. Lewis Binford, Norfolk,
Va.. was matron of honor. Miss Ethel
Redman, Washington, D. C., was maid
of honor. Mr. Good had for his best
man his brother, Rev. Oscar Good of
Richmond, Va. The following were
groomsmen, R. S. Moody, Jr., Mr.
Clinton Chollsby and Mr. Upton El
liott of Richmond. The flower girls
were Little Bettie and Barbara Vin
cent. Bcttie Shaw was the ring bear
er. Little Misses Iline Moody Fran
ces Ward, Ruby Delbridge and Mary
King were ribbon bearers. As Lohen
grin’s wedding march was played the
bride entered on the arm of her fath
er by whom she was given away wear
ing ivory satin with a veil of tulle.
Her bouquet was Calla lillies and
ferns. An informal breakfast was giv
en the bridal party immediately after
the ceremony at the bride’s home,
Henrico, N. C., after which Mr. and
Mrs. Good left on a Northern trip.
Among those from a distance ware
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Good, Miss Isabelle
Good, Rev. and Mrs. Osjar Good,
Misses Hazel and Blanche Brinser.
Mesdames Waymaeh, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Smith, Miss Waymack, Mrs.
Ren Palmer, Miss Rosa Walthall, Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Smith, Mr Upton
Elliott, Mr. Clinton Chollsby, Rich
mond, Va. Mrs. Maggie Elam, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Brown, Mrs. V. L. Pow
ell, Mrs. Frank Roberts, Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. Lewis Binford, Miss Ethel Red
man, Washington, D. C.
Ask Town Board To
Rescind Police Act
No Action Taken
A delegation from Northampton
County visited the meeting of the
Town Board of Commissioners Tues
day afternoon and asked the Board to
rescind its motion keeping the city
police within the city limits, in or
der that they might police Gaston
Last month the Board passed a mo
tion requiring the police to resign as
ceputy sheriffs and confine their work
within the city. The Gaston delega
tion handed in a petition signed by
about 35 local citizens supporting the
request. Sheriff Johnson of Halifax
also asked tha tthe police be retained
as Halifax County deputy sheriffs.
No action was taken by the Board
at the Tuesdav meeting.
Failed To Be Renomi
nated in Recent
Denied renomination at the recent
I rimary in which they asked “a vote
of confidence” in their acts, three
members of the present Board of
Commissioners of Bertie County, and
J. T. Stokes who was renominated,
Monday offered their resignations
from office, effective July 1. The :
members resigning are T. H. Norfleet, I
N. G. Phelps, J. E. R. Perry and J.,
T. Stokes. J. T. Hoggard, fifth mem- j
her, remains on the board.
The formal resignation has not yet
been transmitted to Clerk of the
Court C. G. Spoolman, whose duty it
is to accept the resignation, and ap
point successors for the term which
expires the fh&t Monday in Novem
ber. The notice of resignation was
handed to Register of Deeds S. W.
Kennedy Monday after a conference
of the board members following the
meeting of the board to equalize tax
The action of the commissioners in
resigning their office was surprising
and has created much interest, coming
unexpectedly in the lull following the
excitement of the primary. The resig
nation states that the present board,
having been denied the “vote of confi
dence in their acts which they sked
in renomination, and view of the ne
cessity of making the new budget
wish to vacate their positions in or- j
dor that the new commissioners may
be unhampered in their work.
I The resignation is effective July 3.'
By this action the commissioners ap
pointed to fill the unexpired terms
will have the duty of making up, pass
ing upon and levy the tax rate for the
budget for the coming year.
According to Clerk of the Court
Snoolman, he will offer the unexpired
terms of the resigning members to
the nominees selected at the primary,
if the present board cannot be per
suade to withdraw their resignations.
None of the nominees for the new
board have made any statements as to
what their positions will be if the
unexpired terms are offered them.
Whoever is appointed to fill the un
expired terms will be faced with a
valuation depreciation in the county
approximating $700,000. This depre
ciation will necessitate raising the
tax rate this year from 5 to 7 cents
on the hundred, fi the county is to
laise the same amount of revenue
this year as was required last year.
This fact was ascertained by the re
signing commissioners Monday at the
conclusion of the meeting to adjust
valuations. In every township in the
county except in Snakebite, personal
property valuations have fallen. Ex
act figures on the total depreciation
of property values are not available
because of the changes made in real
property valuations by the commis
sioners Monday in their hearings, but
total loss will be in the neighborhood
Qualify Next Week For
Midget Golf Tournament
Those who have been playing on the
Twin City Midget Links will be in
terested in the Golf Tournament for
men which will be held the week of
July 14. Next week will be qualify
ing week when all men will turn in
their low score and the sixteen having
lowest scores wil? enter the tourna
ment. An attractive prize will be
awarded the chair,pion. Details will
be furnished at the 'office on the links.
After the men's tournament is over, a
similar tournament will be held for
D E MOCRATS
Ed Travis, Jr., Succeeds
A. C. Zollicoffer as
Demcorats of Halifax County met
at Halifax last Saturday when at the
same time Democrats of the other
99 counties of the State were meeting
in County conventions. Edward Trav
is, Jr., was elected County Chairman
to succeed Allen C. Zollicoffer, un
opposed Democratic nominee for the
Thirty five delegates were elect
ed to represent Halifax County at
the State Democratic Convention
which is being held at Raleigh today.
W. E. Daniel of Weldon was elect
ed delegate at large with W. Luns
ford Long of Roanoke Rapids as al
ternate. Other delegates from. Roa
noke Rapids precinct were R. Hunt
Parker. A. C. Zollicoffer, J. R. Beard,
Jeff Welch, Herbert L. Bell and Dr.
John Martin. Alternates chosen were
J. T. Chase, Dr. T. W. M. Long, Car
11 oil Wilson, A. B. McAllister, L. R.
Moody and W. E. Woodroof.
Delegates from Rosemary precinct
were Alfred N. Martin. Hurley H.
King, and W. J. Norwood. Alternates
chosen were Monroe Jenkins. L. G.
Shell and Curtis Shell.
W. L. Long was recently elected
precinct chairman for Roanoke Ra
pids No. 1 and Alfred N. Martin was
chosen for the same office in Pre
cinct No. 2.
The local county convention moved
along smoothly with none of the
wrangles which have marked some of
those in the past. Harmony seemed
the keynote and optimism as to De
mocratic chances, not only in the
State, but thruout the entire Nation
Josiah W. Bailey, conqueror of
Senator Simmons, will speak at the
State Convention today. On last Sat
urday he addressed the Democrats of
the Harnett County Convention in his
first political address since the pri
“When a man announces himself
as a candidate in the Democratic par
ty, that announcement predicates the
right of anybody to vote against
him,” said Mr. Bailey. “Rest assured
that I recognize that right and have
no prejudice against anybody who
voted against me. I do not consider
myself the candidate of only those
who supported me in the primary but
the candidate of the Democratic par
“The principles cf the Democratic
party are the bond of its unity. When
\vc think of them it is not difficult
to forget partisan enthusiasm for one
candidate or another of the contests
within the party. Principles are more
than candidates. We divide on can
didates. We make common cause on
the principles of our party. The pri
mary unites; it divides in order to
Evidence of the truth of Mr. Bail
ey’s statement was the fact that he
was invited to address the convention
by N. McK. Salmon, one of the Sim
mons lieutenants, and was introduced
by H. C. Srtickland, of Angier, who
was for Simmons until the party
chose Bailey. At the close of the con
vention hundreds came forward to
shake the candidate’s hand.
Long and Crew
Is New Law Firm > "i
A new law firm was begun here on
July 1st when Messrs W. Lunsford
Long and J. Winfield Crew, Jr., form
ed a partnership to be known as Long
and Crew, Attorneys at Law, Roanoke
Rapids, N. C.
The new firm will have offices in
the Kidd building here and .will handle
both civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Long is well known in this
community, having been active in le
gal and business circles for many
ears and at one time was State Sena
tor from this district. He is at pres
ent head of Roanoke Rapids Proper
ties, Inc., company with large hold
ings in local real estate.
Mr. Crew is a young man of pleas
ing personality who will make his
home here. He is a son of J. W.
Crew of Pleasant Hill who is a large
property owner in this community.
Young Mr. Crew has completed his
law course at the University of North
Carolina and will complete his legal
education this summer at Yale Uni
versity law school.
A. W. Dowtin of Washington, N. C.,
fras a visitor here Tuesday.