North Carolina Newspapers

Accepts Chair of Philo
sophy at Virginia Beach
Dr. Job Taylor, of Roanoke
Rapids, prominent educator, lec
turer and author, has accepted
the post of professor of philoso
phy and director of research at
the Atlantic University, to be
opened at Virginia Beach, Va„
next fall, of which Dr. William
Moseley Brown, recent candidate
for the Governorship of Vir
ginia, will be president. Dr. Tay
lor will begin his work at the
new university some time in
Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Lima
College, Wooster University and
Harvard. He holds degrees of bache
lor of arts, bachelor of science, master
cf arts and doctor of philosophy.
His early endeavors as a professor
of philosophy brought him into pro
iiiiucm.c us uu tuui'diur aiiu uxiurtT.
Demands for his lectures became so
great that he was obliged to give up
college work for the lecture platform
and further study. This move carried
him into nearly every important coun
try in the world, where he studied
philosophy at its original source.
Dr Taylor is an author of note, hav
ing published two books and many
shrot stories. During the time he was
writing, he also became interested in
business enterprises and was success
ful from the start. He is credited!
with the development of chemical1
pulp paper from southern pine. In ac
cepting the position at Atlantic Uni
versity, Dr. Taylor is doing so a^ a
considerable financial sacrifice, mak
ing education of young men para
mount in his scheme of life.
Dr. Taylor has been a resident of
Roanoke Rapids for the past 18 years.
In 1912 he came from Norwich, Conn.,
to Roanoke Rapids, where he inspect
ed the Roanoke Fibre Board Company,
to see whether or not the business
could be placed on a paying basis. At
the end of his first y«nr of operating
the local paper mill, it was leased by
the Beaver Board Company, and Dr.
Taylor became president and gener il
manager oi the Halifax Paper Corpo
ration, retiring about five years agi.
In Norwich, Conn., Dr. Taylor was
operating a paper manufacturing
plant that handled between 15 and 2ft
carloads of raw and finished pro
ducts per day.
Rosemary Woman Died
During Night-Discov
ered Next Morning
When Mrs. James Adams, 810 Hen
ry Street, called Mrs. Bertie Finch
for breakfast yesterday morning,
tnere was no answer and the look
on Mrs. Finchs' face was so peculiar
it frightened Mrs. Adams. She called
her husband who was working in the
garden and owovert-J the wo
man was dead.
Mrs. Finch was a relative by mar
riage and had been visting with the
Adams family for several day;?. She
was sleeping on a cot in the dining
ft* m. Tuesday night she was appar
*'i»fiy in perfect health and sewel until
life on a new dress.
Relativ e tuy she had complained
for some time of a shortness of
breath, which at times was more ag
gravated than at others. Dr. Weath
ers was called and he summoned Cor
oner Williams.
The verdict of doctor and coroner
was the woman had probably died in i
her sleep from heart failure. She was
forty years old. There were no signs
of foul play or suicide.
She was the wife of Grover V.
Finch and two chldren, ages 13 and
15, survive. The body is still being
held at the funeral parlors awaiting
funeral arrangements.
After the death of Mrs. Mary Tor
rens, an aged recluse of Glasgow $10,
000 was found hidden in her teapot.
. Paul Lesseur, a crippled porter
saved thirty guests from death at a
hote^ fire in Nancy, France.
Playoff for East State
Pennant Will be Held
At Rocky Mount
The Junior baseball team of
the American Legion pott won
the hearts of baseball fans here
and wiped out a part of the stig
ma of recent defeat by winning
from Goldsboro here Wednesday
afternoon 3 to 1 in one of the
1 eatest games played this sea
The game was close from start to
finish. It was practically errorless
and had all the thrills of exceptional
pitching, double plays and timely hit
ting of a big leaguer.
Dick Lee, easy going pitcher of
the local team, was the outstanding
star of the game, holding Goldsboro
to three scattered hits, one run, and
then winning his own game With a
sizzling double in the fourth inning
when the bases were loaded, scoring
three runs. Lee was given wonder
ful backing by the balance of the
team and only once did Goldsboro
threaten the two run lead which the
Juniors held for the last five in
Little Dickens, pint size second
baseman of the locals, was the field
ing star, handling several hot ones,
figuring in a double play and ending
the game with a nice catch to retire
Goldsboro in the first half of the
li. whs h mum uiueicui ivumh^ hiiu
playing team from the one which
played at Goldsboro on Monday, get
ting only four hits, going.- wrltf" v/un
errors in a couple of innings, losing
the game 6 to 0.
Each team now having won one
game, the tie will be played off on
neutral territory at Rocky Mount this
Friday. A big crowd of local root
ers who enjoyed the Wednesday
game plans to be on hand at Rocky
Mount to help the home town boys
across the top.
This game will decide the cham
pionship of Eastern North Carolina
in the American Legion baseball tour
nament now raging over the entire
country. The winner of this game
will meet the Western North Carolina
champs for the State banner and the
State champs will then start the hard
grind against other State teams in
this section of the country. By a pro
cess of elimination in sections, the
champions of the United States will
be determined in the Junior World
Series this fall with the winners go
ing to the regular World Series as
the guests of the major leagues.
Cooper, Fay Wray
Lovers In Second
Outdoor Thriller
Five hundred dollars is what the
Llano Kid is worth to the people of
Texas back in 1885, dead or alive. He’s
alive at the People Theatre and he’s
worth a whole lot more than that in
entertainment. There ai*e more
thrills with Gary Cooper, as The
Lelano Kid, in “The Texan,” than
there was even in the great Western
outdoor spectacle romance “The Vir
ginian.” And that’s saying a lot.
“The Texan” which shows at the
Peoples Theatre Friday and Saturday,
July 25-26, is Paramount’s compani
on picture to “The Virginian.” Again
Cooper brings to life the spirit of the
plainsmen pioneers, this time in a
tremendous action drama which takes
him from the rolling plains of Texas
to the impressive pampas of South
A merica.
Fay Wray is the girl who captures
Cooper’s heart in this strange love
story. Cooper, a Texas badman, en
ters into a pact to pose as the long
lost son of a wealthy South American
woman. At the sumptous hacienda,
he wins the heart of the woman’s love
ly niece, and is accepted as the son
of the house. His new interests
awaken his better instincts, and he
fighst to escape hte hfefarious bargain.
T. Norman Jones, vice president of
the Virginia Electric and Power Co.,
Richmond, was a business visitor
here today.
A ring lost by his wife in 1918 was
found when Conrad Schwarts of Hess
villa, Ind., plowed his orchard.
ON October 7, 1780, American forces, about 1000 in number, under the leadership of
Colonel Campbell, surrounded Kings Mountain where Colonel Ferguson had posted
A thousand men. Ferguson had boasted he was king of the mountain and not even the
Almighty could drive him from it. Before sundown Ferguson and 119 of bis men were
•lain, 123 wounded and 664 taken as prisoners. All British arms and supplies were
captured. The American loss was 28 killed and 62 wounded. The victory was the
turning point of the American Revolution.
The 150th anniversary of the Battle will be celebrated on ti;c bAltlcgrcund in York
County, South Carolina, on October 7, 1930, with President Hoover os the guest of honor
and the principal speaker. (Actual fighting took place on South Carolina soil.)
The cut above shows the grave of Colonel Fcrgu«on, brave leader cf the British
forces in the Battle. This cairn, perhaps a uniqu«* one in Amcricn, has been built by
t thousands of people. Each visitor to the battleground, following an old custom, casts a
' **one <u* the pile until it has grown to the proportions showe. in the above picture. __
Final Action Taken In
Regard To Deputy
Work by Police
A call meeting of the Town
Board was held Tuesday after
noon of this week and a motion
was passed by unanimous vote
deciding not to reinstate Chief
Gray as a deputy sheriff in
Northampton County but sug
gesting that L. E. Keeter be ap
pointed as deputy sheriff with
the privilege of deputizing Chief
Gray for work across the river
in cases of emergency.
It will be recalled that a petition
v as placed before the Board at the
last meeting by citizens of Gaston
township asking the Board to recon
sider its previous action in recalling
the city police from deputy sheriff
Acting Mayor, George N. Taylor
presided at the meeting and the elec
ting of a new mayor to fill the vacan
cy left by the resignation of Mayor
Long was passed over until the next
regular meeting.
Commissioners P. C. Williams, C.
E. Matthews, M. H. Collier and T. J.
St. Sing, with Clerk A. L. Clark were
The motion relating to the police
situation was made by P. C. Williams
and seconded by C. E. Matthews. It
read as follows: “After due consid
eration of the matter of continuing
the service of the Chief of Police of
Roanoke Rapids as Deputy Sheriff of
Gaston Township, the Board of Com
missioners has decided that said ser
vices will not be reinstated and that
a letter be written by the Secretary
t othe Board of Commissioners of
Northampton County suggesting that
they employ and have L. E. Keeter
pppointed as deputy sheriff in Gaston
township, Northampton County and
that this Board is willing, in case of
an emergency, for its Chief of Police
to be deputized by L. E. Keeter to as
sist in making an arrest and let him
use the jail; provided however that
said Chief of Police is not deputized
too frequently and that the Commis
sioners of Northampton County pay
the salary of the Chief of Police for
the months of April and May, which
they agreed to pay and which is now
in arrears.”
Basil Glover appeared before the
Board representing the Fire Depart
ment and asked for a pumper for the
fire truck. He read a letter from the
Mayor of Scotland Neck telling of the
efficient work done by a similar
pump in the recent fire which de
stroyed part of the 5 story building
of the Columbian Peanut Co. The cost
of the pump is approximately $800.
As the addition of the pumper
would not decrease the fire inaur
Jury List For Two Weeks Court
At Halifax Starting
August Util
-, Aa- -
Superior Court will convene at Ha
lifax on Monday, August 11, for two
Jurors for the first week are: Paul
Hale, J. L. Lane, W. W. Wayne, W.
T. Shaw, L. T. Ham ill, I. F. Harrison,
J. H. Best, J. C. Manning, E. L. De
Berry, J. H. Cuthrell, H. M. Neville,
John Barnes, E. S. Ward, A. W. Oakes
Jr., Ralph Bradley, W. T. Pridgen,
«T. T. Garner, J. R. Rives, Howard
I’ruden, J. W. Smoot, Richard E.
Brickell, N. S. Barnes, H. T. Smith,
E. H. Smith, P. W. Ray, J. A. Warren,
Charlie Ellington, R. E. Merritt, Hugh
Bloomer, Otto Meyer, W. J. Collins,
J. A. Lipscomb, J. H. Saunders, B. C.
Cook, S. B. Jones, A. C. Nichols, J.
W. Ross, D. W. Wheeler, E. B. Col
lier, W. E. Andleton, V. I. Hockaday,
M. E. Cousins, Jr., B. S. Webb( J. W.
Britton, Henry Lee, E. E. Lehman,
P. F. Harris, N. W. Browning, W. C.
Jurors for the second week, starting
August 18, are M. H. Mitchell, W. J.
Ausborn, Edwin Partin, C. L. Kelly,
T. S. Pettitt, W. C. Goodrich, T. D.
Lawrence, R .H. Goodman, L. T. King,
D. E. White, M. N. Newsome, J. B.
ZoTlkoffer, Ellis Farber,, Claude N.
Powell, J. R. King, W. A. House, T.
M. Bullock, A. J. Sasser, W. B. Bak
er, C. M. Dickens, N. W. Cousins, W.
G. Maes, W. .Seifert, W. C* Wood,
B. G. Rodwell, R. H. Neville, W. H.
Wilcox, J. E. Parks, E. B. Pair, W. O.
Remodeling Building
On Second Street Here
A building owned by the National
Loan and Insurance Cou, on Second
Street is being remodeled by contrac
tor J. R. Myrick. The building will
be used as temporary offices for the
Insurance Co., and the Roanoke Ra
pids Buliding and I^oan Association.
A new front, new floor, new plumb
ing and heating fixtures are being
installed. The work will be completed
about the first of August. The office
now used by the company is to be
used by the Power Company for ad
ditional spaee.
ance rates, the Board decided to wait
until later and put the money in on
a standard 750 gallon pumper and La
France truck, which with a full time
man, would change the Gity rating to
second class and bring a decrease in
the fire insurance rates sufficient to
make the truck1 almost self support
ing over a period of years.
It was pointed out that a consolida
tion with Rosemary was only a mat
ter of months off and the fire in
surance rates of the whole communi
ty could be decreased at the same
time with the proper equipment in
Negro Boy Has Fit While
Fugling and Falls
Into River
Evidently attacked with an epilep
tic fit, Jim Austin, Jr., 20 year old
Negro, fishing alone on the banks of
the Roanoke River near Thelma, fell
into the river and was drowned last
The body was not found until Fri
day morning. The boy left home on
Thursday saying he was going fish
ing. Whne he failed to return Thurs
day night a search was made. He was
tracked to the river and signs show
ed where he had f'shed in several
spots for a mile or so.
Then a place was found whc.e he
appeared to scuffle and slip. Altho
the bank was not steep, this marked
the spot where he fell into the water.
There were no signs of any other per
The searchers could see an object
which looked like a body about 50
feet from shore. They reported to
Mr. House, who called for Coroner
Williams. L. H. Taylor and a Negro
man waded out to the object and dis
covered it was the missing boy. Tie
mg a rope around the body it was
towed up the river to a waiting wag
Examination showed no marks or
bruises which might have meant foul
play. The body was resting on a
small sand bar which kept it from
drifting down the river.
The boy had been subject to epilep
tic fits, according to the family. His
t ight hand was paralyzed and he was
unable to do heavy work, spending
most of his time fishing. His father
is a tenant on the farm of Harvey
My rick near Thelma.
Sam Taylor Victim
Of Railroad Crash
On Friday afternoon word was re
ceived here of the untimely death of
Mr. Sam Taylor in the Seaboard
wreck which occurred near Peters
burg, Va. Following the wreck Mr.
raylor was removed to a hospital in
Petersburg but died several hours
later. The body was sent to Littleton
: «:d interment was made in the Lit
tleton cemetery, following the ser
vices which were conducted by Rev.
/. H. Grantham from the Mehtodist
Church, on Sunday afternoon.
About twelve years ago Mr. Taylor
was married to Miss Dona Belvridge
*nd he leaves his wife, three child
ren, Macy, Marie, and S^m, Jr., also
bis mother, Mrs. Sallie Taylor a
brother, Mr. Tom Roger Taylor of
Rosemary and the following sisters,
N'rs. Josie Smith, Mrs. Raleigh Top
ping, Mrs. Ruby Williams also of
Rosemary, and one sister, Mrs. Susie
Baird of near Gasburg, Va.
Daily Vacation Bible School
Starts Monday With Good
With all the Twin City churches
represented in enrollment and on the
leaching staff, the Daily Vacation
tible School began active work Mon
day with an attendance of 193.
On Tuesday the attendance was 221
and on Wednesday it had jumped to
246. The total registration is 267.
The school is in session from 9 to
12 each morning this week and next.
The morning is divided into the fol
lowing periods: worship, Bible drill,
Bible story, missionary story, recre
ation, handwork and music.
The playground directors of the
two city playgrounds have taken
charge of the recreation period and
have been very helpful in assisting
with other work also.
R. G. Knight has charge of the
handwork for the boys and this work
has proven most interesting to the
The Primary Department is under
i he supervision of Miss Georgia Keene
of the Methodist Board. Misses Bev
erly Neale and Julia Bradley have
charge of the Junior Department,
while Mrs. L. M. Hall and Mr. Shell
supervise the work of the Intermedi
ate Department.
Visitors will be welcomed any morn
ing but are asked to come after 10:30
if possible. There is a wonderful spir
it of cooperation between the churches
with all of them represented in the
enrollment and with the ministers
teaching. A full list of teachers and
helpers will be published next week
with announcements of the Com
mencement exercises.
Weevil Increasing Fast and Ar
senate Dusting: Is
By W. O. Davis, County Agent
Weevil infestation has increased so
rapidly in the past week that farmers
are advised to make preparations at
cnce to dust their cotton with dry
calcium arsenate. Last week we ad
vised mopping with molasses and
picking up squares through July, but
on account of the extremely heavy in
festation we are now advising our
farmers to leave off other control
methods and depend only on calcium
arsenate dust.
Many farmers have the idea that
the cost of dusting is so great that
they cannot dust. Calcium arsenate
is selling for 7 to 8 cents per pound
and it requires five pounds each or
25 pounds per acre per year. This
will cost $1.75 per acre. Actual field
records show that with mule drawn
machinery one man can dust an aver
age of 4 acres per hour with a labor
cost of 25c per acre per year.
If an $80 machine which will dust
40 acres lasts four years we have a
cost per acre of 50c per acre per year
including dust, labor and machinery of
$2.50. Another thing to be figured
when calculating the cost of dusting
the plantation is to figure what it
will cost you if you don’t dust.
If you decide to dust and want any
information as to the size machinery
suitable for your careage, its cost
and where to get it and how to use
• t call your county agent.
Hold Funeral Rites
For James Clifton
On Saturday afternoon, at three
o’clock, at the home of Mrs. Mary
Clifton, South Rosemary, funeral ser
vices were conducted by Rev. V. IT.
Grantham for her son, Mr. James
Clifton. Mr. Clifton was formerly em
ployed in Detroit, Mich. About a year
ago he returned here and had been a
patient at tile County sanatorium
since then. He was 26 years old.
He leaves besides his mother, two
sisters and two brothers, Miss Carrie
Clifton, Mrs. Sara Barnett, Thomas
Clifton all of South Rosemary, and
Lee Clifton of - Portsmouth, Va. In
terment teas made in Cedarwood ce
metery following the services at the
Miss Ethel Stone, nurse in a large
hospital in London has been dis
charged for getting her hair bobbed.
Many Departments Will
Be Crippled To Get
Tax Cut
Making drastic cuts in the
•ounty budget as presented by
•ounty departments, the County
[iorad of Commissioners met at
Halifax in special session Mon
lay and a new low tax rate will
:ie worked out for the coming
rear which will be at least $1.25
vith a chance of dropping one or
two cents below that figure.
According to the 1930-1931 budget,
:he new tav rate would have been
?1.41 which is one cent higher than
ast year. If the revised budget fig
ures are worked out and accepted, it
will mean a drop in the levy of at
least sixteen cents, giving Halifax
County one of the lowest tax rates
in the state.
At the time the Commissioners
were slashing money from the vari
ous departments, the Taxpayers Lea
gue, formed in the interest of ob
taining lower rates, was meeting at
the Courthouse. Resolutions were
passed pleading with the county offi
cials to lower the taxes by any legal
ond reasonable means. The Board ap
peared at the meeting and heard the
pleas of the League.
It was pointed out by members of
the Board that should the new low
tax levy be adopted, it would be at
the expense of any expansion work
in any county department.
i ne county itoaa j? una win De one
rf the hardest hit. In the first bud
get figures, this fund was cut so that
the levy was five cents less than last
year. This will be cut still more with
the result that there will be absolute
ly no new road work and even main
tenance will have to suffer.
The same will be true of the County
School fund. With the enrollment and
attendance increasing every year,
v ith the amount of Stat efunds re
ceived depending on these, more
funds are actually needed to care for
the education of the children of the
county. Instead, there will possibly
be a decrease in the amount to be had,
which means curtailment of growth
and poorer facilities for those who
The decrease in taxes will also call
for some salary cuts up and down the
line which will bring about a saving
in the General County Fund as well
as the other funds. But roads and
schools will suffer most and the ci
tizens of the county are urged by
members of the Board of Commis
sioners to withold any criticism in
the next two years of these two de
partments which will be operating un
der greater restrictions than for the
past ten years.
under existing plans for cutting the
tax levy, these two departments will
be given money enough to keep skele
ton organizations working and they
will not be able to accomplish the
work which has been possible in re
cent years.
“You can’t have your cake and eat
it, too,” said Commissioner W. F. Joy
ner. “If the people of Halifax Coun
ty sincerely want tax reduction they
must be ready to sacrifice in order
to get it. Criticism must be met with
the argument that it was done to low
er taxes. If the people can’t stand the
economy and pinching which must be
forthcoming during the next year by
the county in order to lower the levy,
then the Board of Commissioners has
no alternative but to raise the taxes
the following year to give the people
what they demand.”
Under Wrong Impress
ion As To Fishing Law
Some people are under tiie impress
ion that women can fish without a
license hot t>:» is wrong.
The Anglers Act, passed by the
1929 Legislature says that ALL per
sons under 16 years of age must
have a State License to fish in the
waters of North Carolina with hook
ar.d line or rod and reel, except in
their resident counties. This is -cer
tainly plain and you will govern your
selves accordingly, says J. H.. Barn
say, Game Warden for Northampton

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