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' OF THE TWIN CHIES-ROANOKE RAP1DS-R0SEMARY in this township |
VOLUME 16. . , ROANOKE RAI’IDS—ROSEMARY. N. C., THURSDAY, August 7th, 19.‘SO. NUMBER 16.
LOCAL GIRL
TELLS ABOUT
BIG QUAKE
Miss Evelyn Mullen
Writes Family About
Italian Quake
Miss Evelyn Mullen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Mullen, is safe
after passing through an exciting ex
perience during the recent earthquake
in Italy in which more than 2,000 per
sons were killed and several thous
and injured.
In a letter to her family, Miss Mul
len tells of the horrible night spent
by her companions and herself when
the earthquake took place. The party
lad visited England, Belgium, Ger
many, Switzerland, France and Italy.
They attended the Passion play and
while in Switzerland, Miss Mullen
visited Mr. Henry Bircher, who in
2903 was in charge of the silk weav
ing here at the old Patterson Tex
tile Co.
The party will set sni1 next week
for the United States. Miss Mullen's
letter in part is as follows:
Rome, Thursday, July 15, 1930.
L'earest Family:
We are all wondering what the
papers have told you of the earth
quake around Naples. TlV* Italian
papers tonight say that 1,778 were
killed and 4,200 wounded in four small
towns near Sunalfi. Well, we were
scared almost to death in Sorrento
and I certainly felt terrible the frist
minute I icit it. mere were mosquito
nett ins all over the beds too. When I
went to bed I had a feeling that some
thing would happen just because I
didn’t put my flashlight right on the
table by my bed. I came to with the
hotel being violently shaken and rock
ed and out of the window some enor
mous red flashes in the sky. Of
course my first impression was Ve
suvius. I automatically dashed out of
the bed while the quake was still on
and switched on the lights. Just a
tec end after I switched them on they
went off everywhere.' People in trie
street were screaming and yelling and
Feme screamed “lava and “Vesuve.”
I got my flashlight and went in to
•wake Cecile and Irene. They were
wide arwalce but lying in bed perfectly
petrified.' At first we couldn’t decide
what it was but there seemed to be
no ashes falling nor any especially
red glow in the sky, but we still
distrusted Vesuvius. The others went
out on the balcony but I began to
dress automatically. I was dressed in
less than two minutes and had my
hags repacked. We only had four
small bags with us. Then we took
my flashlight and went out after
come of the other girls. We met the
hotel manager roaming around with
a candle and he told us to get out
side as there was always two quakes
and th.e second was always severer
than the first.
Xjveryone nenny uicu w«icn
saw me completely dressed, and one
of the girls said she felt safe if she
stuck to me because I seemed so col
lected and safe, all dressed and with
my flashlight. One girl was sitting
up in bed with tears just streaming
down her face and she didn’t even
know it. The walls and ceilings were
all cracked and the stairs were cov
ered with plaster.
It was about 1:30 when we got out
in the court and people were still
ehouting. Meanwhile all the church
bells began to toll and it was the!
most mournful sound you ever heard.
Some people were having hysterics
all over the place and most of the
men looked more scared and nervous
than any of the American girls. There
were several other Americans at the
hotel and most of them, behaved splen
didly.
About five thousand of' the towns
people had congregated in the church
of the Patron Saint of Sorrento, near
the hotel, and were praying. They
stayed all night and about 6 a. m., all
the churches had high mass and a
thanksgiving service for the deliver
ance of the city. About four-thirty
some of the people decided to go in
end go to bed regardless of earth
quakes, as it was light, and Vesuvius
teemed to have quieted down. Be
sides they were rather chilly in just
their pj’s or night gowns and kimonas.
About five-thirty I got up nerve to go
to bed but I didn't undress.
I don’t know how to describe my
feelings, but some of them were per
fectly ghastly. We had been to Pom
peii that morning so I had vivid vis
ions fo being surrounded by hot lava.
I knew that I would try to get away
from it but it seemed to me that it
would only be temporarily. When I
came to sufficiently to realise that
there was no danger from the lava,
(Continued on back page)
COURT
Next Monday, August 11. After
Being Changed Several Times
For the past few days there has
been some question here as to the
exact date the August term of Hali
fax Superior Court will convene.
A few days ago local police author
ities were notified by Judge Sinclair
that he would be unable to be at the
Halifax court house to open court on
Monday, August 11, the regular meet
ing day, and that the opening date
would have to be postponed until the
following Wednesday.
Monday, howevere, local officials
were notified by Judge Sinclair that
he w?ould be unable to preside over the
August term of the court next week,
and that there would not be any court
the entire week.
Again Tuesday another message
was received from the Judge. This
message stated that court would con
vene on Monday, August 11. The po
lice and deputy sheriffs here are satis
fied now that court will open on Mon
day and are preparing to attend as
usual.
On Wednesday, our Halifax corres
pondent reported the court would open
the 11th.
84~YEARS
Relatives From Here Attend
Birthday Party
It was a delightful occasion for
Mrs. B. F. Moss when she celebrated
her 84th birthday on Wednesday even
ing, July 30, at her lovely country
home near Littleton.
Early in the afternoon her children,
grand children, neighbors and friends
began to arrive, bringing with them
baskets filled with many good things
to eat. The long table, provided for
the occasion was placed out in the
yard where the large shade trees
made it an ideal place for a birthday
supper served in picnic style. On the
table was placed an immense birth
day cake baked in three ti$rs tth the
table was piled hffeh with aaFabun
Vutnc* of i-hinga to e**. *' •
seated near the table and received con
gratulations from her guests. The in
vocation was made by Rev. Reid Mil
ler of Henderson, N. C.
After this delightful supper Mes
srs Benjamin and W. 0. Martin,
grandchildren of Mrs. Moss, brought
in huge baskets filled with interest
ing packages. Mrs. Moss was as
sisted by her daughter, Mrs. Bowers,
in opening the gifts which were many
and lovely. It was also the birthday
of Mrs. Martin of Henderson and she ;
too was remembered by gifts placed |
in the baskets.
The families attending the celebra
tion were: Rev. W. C. Martin and
family of Henderson, N. C., Mr. and
Mrs. Dortsch, Ridgeway, N. C., Mr.
and Mrs. Watson Bowers of Brinkley
ville, N. C., Mr. D. S. Moss and fami
ly, Mrs. G. E .Ginston an daughter,
Henderson, N. C., Mr. David Wilson
and family of Brinkleyville, N. C.,
Mr. Roy Bowers and family of Little
ton, IN. C., Mr. Liewis Dowers anu m
mily, Littleton, N. C., Mr. W. T. More
cock and family, Littleton, N. C., Mr.
Grady Moss of Littleton, N. C., Miss
es Marie, Clyde. Lizzie and Pauline
Moss of Littleton, Misses Daisy and
Annie Bowers, Mrs. M. R. Vick and
Mrs. C. M. Pitt of Roanoke Rapids,.
Mrs. Moss is quite active in spite of
her years and is much interested in
the many happenings of this genera
tion. She is the mother of six chil
dren and five grandchildren. Her
daughter, Miss Marie Moss, is a for
mer mmeber of the Roanoke Rapids
school faculty, and another daughter,
Mrs. B. A. Bowers, now of Gastonia,
N. C., was a former resident of Roa
noke Rapids.
It was a happy occasion that
brought these many friends, relatives,
neighbors, etc. .together to celebrate
the birthday of this good woman
whose influence has been felt for
many years in her community.
“Repaid for which her hands have
striven,
Through steadfast days and years
of service planned,
Comes deep fulfillment knowing
she has given,
A power and glory to her land.”
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Revival Continues
The revival service at the Church
of God will continue next week. Ser
vices this week were well attended
and several sick people have been heal
ed in answer to prayer. The public is
kindly invited to attend these ser
vices. The sick are invited to come
and learn how they can be healed
through the prayer of faith. Brother
B. J. Beale and sister S. W. Joiner
of Norfolk, Va., will continue preach
ing the pure goipel.
PRISONER
ESCAPES
FROM JAIL
Negro, Charged With
Assault Delivered
Tuesday Night
David Perry, colored, cf Roa
noke Rapids, made a successful
escape from the citv jail early
Tuesday morning, after being a
nrisoner there for only a few
hours.
Deputy Sheriff L. R. Keeter
went to the jail Tuesday morn
ing to deliver Perry his break
fast.. He found the jail empty
and three bars in a window bent.
Perry was the only prisoner
there at the time of bis escape.
Local nolice are of the belief that
the colored man had outside as
sistance.
Perry was arrested Monday night
about 9 o'clock by Deputy Sheriff
Keeter with a warrant charging as
sault upon a female person. Perry is
accused cf having assaulted a negress,
his sweetheart, a maid in a local home
last Sunday night, when he called on
her. A warrant was sworn out for his
arrest and he wan taken into custody
tnc following night. It is said this
was not the first time he had assault
ed the same person.
he had just recently been released
from the state road camp, whore he
had served a sentence for having
trouble with a man. Whereabouts of
the escaped prisoner are unknown.
Negro Forger Caught
Frank Johnson, colored , wanted
here for forgery, was arrested in Lit
tleton Monday night. Tuesday he
was arraigned before a Littleton ma
gistrate, and in default of a $300
bond was placed in the Halifax Coun
ty jail, where he will remain until his
case is called for trial at the August
term of the Halifax Superior Court,
which convenes Monday.
Johnson is charged wifch having
forged a check on the Halifax Paper
'Corporation, here/ The ’SfcWE, dated
July 31, was receipted and was made
cut for the amount of 10 cords of
wood. The amount of the bogus check
vras not learned. He tried to cash the
check, but failed.
NEW FARM
TEACHER
E. K. Veach Takes Jackson’s
• Place at Aurelian
• Springs
Mr. L. K. Veach fills the vacancy of
the vocational agricultural teacher at
Aurclian Springs caused by the re
signation of C. W. Jackson.
Mr. Veach completed bis course in
agricultural education June 10, at
North Carolina State college, but until
a few days ago he has been doing
some research work towards his
Masters Degree, to better prepare
himself for the work at Aurclian
Springs. He has been very busy since
he came to this community visiting
the boys projects, getting acquainted
with each of the boys in bis work and
making friends with the older people
^f the community before the opening
>f school in September. He states the
boys he has visited are carrying on
some nice work in their projects. As
many as four projects are being car
ried on by some of the boys in the
following: cotton, tobacco, swine, pea
nuts, corn, lespedeza in oats, bees and 1
>ne of these boys making a “live at
borne study.”
Mr. Veach while in summer school
ind since coming to this community
bas been trying to get bis annual
[dan of work mapped out. He hopes
get this completed within a few
lays, so he can put in his full time
carrying out the work he has planned.
The way Mr. Veach has started af
ter things there is not going to be
much break in the work caused by the
resignation of Mr. Jackson.
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National Loan Moves
To New Office Bldg.
The office of the National Loan
\nd Insurance Co. was moved this
week from the Electric Building on
be Avenue to No. 24 Second Street,
ihe new address is a building owned
>y the company and it was completely
'emodeled by contractor J. R. Myrick.
rhe Roanoke Rapids Building and
Loan Association will be in the new
♦ffices also. The vacated office in the
Electric Building will be used by the
Virginia Electric and Power Co.
Burgwyn Fined For
Attack on Solicitor
--
Winton, Aug. 1.—W. H.V>. Burgwyn
candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for lieutenant governor In
1028 war, fined $25 here by .Judge
E. H. Cranmer who held him in enn
..-...pc of court for attacking Solicits.
Hunt Parker. Judge Cranmer is hold
ing Hertford County Superior court
here.
Mr. Burgwyn seized the solicitor by
the throat when the latter made a re
mark which Burgwyn understood to
rfelect upon his veracity. The two
men shook hands after the incident.
GUMP is
IN TREE
144 HOURS
Local Tree Sitter Up
Since Last Friday
Afternoon
Algie Droner is out after the tree
f itting championship of ,.the country.
He has been sitting in a tree between
Coburn’s and Tillery’s on the Avenue
since 6:30 p. m., last Friday, August
1st. ’
Very few people know him by the
name of Algie Drapet*’ Due to his
striking resemblance ^..t o Sidney
Smith’s famous character, Algie is
known here to old and young as “An
ri v Gump.”
At 6:30 p. m. tonight, Andy had
completed 114 hours in his race for
the tree sitting endurance record. He
will finish out his first week tomor
row evening.
Ine manager and backer of the
test, Hubert Collins, stales his man is
up to stay. He says nothing short of
a hurricane will bring Andy down un
til an all-time record is set.
A small tree house was built on the
ground and hoisted 50 feet in the air
to a secure place between three large
limbs, where it is securely fastened.
A curtain on one side of the house
permits a full Eastern exposure. The
curtain is drawn only at night or
when Andy seeks privacy.
A special mattress was made for
the house by a local man. The only
other piece of furniture is a bucket.
Meals, cigarettes, newspapers, etc.,
are pulled up by Andy with a lighter
rope than the one used by him last
Friday to reach his pedestal. A re
fueling crew on the ground sees that
Andy wants for nothing. He is even
given companionship at times when
some friend is drawn up to the high
perch and plays a game of setback
with the sitter.
Beneath him a horseshoe game is
always in session so that he can have
company and diversion. When it be
comes necessary, Andy can be called
on to judge which shoe is closest to
the peg.
i«c« aj/rt.peis repuneu mis morn
ing that Nelson McIntosh, Ashland,
Ivy., fell to the ground and broke his
neck tvhen he had only four hours to
go to set a record of 500 hours. He
was waiting for his last meal before
coining down at the 500 mark.
In Durham a boy came down after
460 hours. In Rocky Mount, police
put a stop to all tree sitting contests
when one youngster fell out of a tree
and suffered severe injuries. So far as
is known, the above record of 4S6
hours still stands. That is 20 days
and 16 hours. To equal it, Gump
must remain 556 hours longer.
His local backers believe in him
and say if he does set a new record
their next step will be to take him to
Hollywood where they claim his face
will win a fortune.
Hundreds of people from this sec
tion of North* Carolina and Virginia
have been here to see him. His largest
crowd of visitors was on Sunday. If
he is sitting there this Sunday af
ternoon he will have a total of 216
hours
Mad Dog Killed
A dog which had a fit of some kind
in the yard of D. P. Wike was killed
last Friday morning. The dog had
not bitten anybody. The head war,
sent to the State Laboratory at Ra
leigh for examination and Mr. Wike
received a copy of the report this
morning stating the dog had been ex
amined for rabies and had been found
mad. The dog was owned by Luther
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JEWELRY STORE MOVED
T. W. Wafford, Rosemary jeweler,
this week moved his jewelry store
from Eleventh Street to the room ad
joining the Tri-City Motor Company,
on Roanoke Avenue.
NEW RATE
IS FIXED
AT $1.25
Lowest Tax Rate In The
County Since 1922
Goes Into Effect
The Halifax County Board of Com
missioners in special session Monday
of last week definitely set the coun
ty-wide tax rate at $1.25 on the hun
dred dollar valuation for the year end
ing June 30, 1931.
Two weeks previous to the meeting
last Monday the Commissioners had
figured what they thought was their
way clear to cut the rate down to
$1.20. After checking and double
checking on the last day which the
law allowed the commissioners to fix
the new rate, it was found the
late for the county’s debt service and
road fund would have to be raised by
a few cents.
The Commissioners decided to re
tain the two county agricultural
agents but W. O. Davis was given a
cut of $10 a month in salary. Mr.
Davis had been receiving a larger sal
ary than the other county agent, J.
B. Britt.
All of the deputy sheriffs, who al
so serve as tax collectors, received a
10 per cent cut in salary. Mrs. Wheel
er, the Home Demonstration Agent,
had her salary reduced $5 a month
and the Sanitary Inspector, D. II.
Moody, suffered a $20 cut a month in
salary. The court house janitor's
“pension” was cut from $50 to $10 a
month.
Employees in the offices of the
clerk of court and register of deeds
v/ere given a $5 a month cuts in sal
aries. Wages of help at the county
home and hospital were cut about 10
per cent.
For the year ending June ou, ludu,
the county wide tax rate was $1.10.
The new rate is the lowest the tax
payers have enjoyed since 1922 when
the rate was $1.05. While land values
were soaring before the crash came in
1920 the county’s valuation was high
and the tax rate was 89 cents on the
hundred dollars valuation.
In 1921 a revaluation was made and
real estate values were reduced about
•10 per cent. This was brought about
through concerted action on the part
of tax payers and no such action had
been taken since that time until the
uprisings of this year. But the com
missioners only juggled figures in,
1921, for while they were reducing
land valuations they increased the
tax rate from 89 cents to $1.35.
For the year of 1922 the rate was
reduced to $1.05 and this returned in
sufficient revenue for the county’s
expenditures, so in 1923 the levy was
raised to $1.32. In 1924 the levy was
raised to $1.35 and debt service in
1925 sent the rate soaring to $1.55
end it “stayed put” at $1.50 during
| All tax payers remember the 10
cents reduction they got for last year
but they are more jubilant over the
new rate of $1.25.
W. T. Clement, Register of Deeds,
and G. A. Hawkins, County Auditor,
stated in an interview that the bond
ed indebtedness of Halifax County is
only $1,060,000, exclusive of school
district bonds and loans and current
notes. These two officials think that
the county is in splendid financial con
dition when it is compared to other
counties of the state. The valuation
of the county is approximately thirty
tight and three fourths millions of
dollars and Halifax is well within
the limit for bonded indebtedness, the
legal limit being five per cent of the
county’s valuation.
ORDER 17-1
BACK HERE
The Herald just received
the following wire from
Jack De Lysle, State repre
sentative of the Atlantic
Coastal Highway Associa
tion.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7, 1930.
Carroll Wilson,
Editor Herald.
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Under authority promis
ed me yesterday in Wash
ington Federal Government
and State Highway Com
mission here authorize re
turn of main line Federal
Seventeen One markers at
once. Engineer Gardner
has just been notified to
give you numbers at once.
I believe I have rendered a
real service. Will see you
tomorrow explain all.
Jack DeLysle.
$1650 BOND
Raymond Acree Under Bond in
Four Charges
Lying on an old quilt stretched on
Lhe concrete floor of the Halifax
County jail, Raymond Acree. local
rum runner, clad in expensive silk pa
in mas, heard Magistrate W. O.
Thompson place bonds totaling $1,050
on four different charges against him.
The preliminary hearing was held
at the jail where Acree was removed
last week from the hospital, due to
his condition. He was shot in the leg
by arresting officers two weeks ago
when he was taken with 34 gallons of
whiskey in his car. Dr. Mitchell, who
D attending him in jail, said his con
dition was improved but counseled
against the use of the leg for some
time to come, so that the wounded
man must lie on the floor while oth
er prisoners step over him if they de
sire to pass.
Hinton Faison, who was with Acree
and caught at the same time, was
placed under a $300 bond in that case
and a $250 bond in a case the month
of June.
Fairway Filling Station, said to
have been owned by Acree, was closed
this week. Officers could give no
reason for the action, saying they
had nothing to do with it.
MILK IS
EXAMINED
BY MOODY
County Inspector Finds
Class ‘A’ Dairies In
Good Condition
With continued hot weather and
lack of rain, D. H. Moody, county in
spector of Dairies and Foods, has
made a close inspection of the dairies
and markets and in his monthly report
to newspapers calls attention to cool
nig requirements for dairies before
delivering milk. His report follows:
y Grade “A” dairies. I find the grade
“A” dairies to be in ^a*#Hfcbfyrjlreod
condition, and the milk is being hand
led with care as is shown by observa
tion and analysis.
Some of the dairies are not meet
ing with the requirements in cooling
the milk. Those who are delivering
the milk without proper cooling are:
Mrs. C. R. Chittenden, Weldon, N. C.;
Allen’s Dairy, Weldon, N. C.; Mat
thew's and Son, Rosemary, N. C.; C.
V. Strauther, Roanoke Rapids, N. C.;
S. S. Viverette, Enfield, N. C.
Those who are meeting the cooling
requirements are: N. M. Hockaday,
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.; E. L. Ham’.l,
Weldon. N. C.; The Oaks Dairy, Scot
land Neck, N. C.; W. H. Batts, En
field, N. C.
vjraae 'li Dairies. Mr. Mack C.
Moore, Hobgood, N. C. Mr. Moore’?
dairy has recently been raised from
Grade ”D” to Grade ”B”, Because of
lack of equipment his dairy could not
come int othe Grade “A” class. We
find the milk to be very carefully
handled.
Grade “D” Dairies: Mrs. J. H. Har
rell, Rosemary, N. C., Mrs. Charles
f peed, Scotland Neck. N. C., Miss
Susie Shields, Scotland Neck, N. C.,
Mr. Charlie VanLandingham, Scotland
Meek, N. c„ Mrs. E. T. Welch, Hob
good, N. C.
Cafe scores for the month of July,
1930, white: Rosemary Cafe, Rose
mary. 98; White House Caf.e Enfield,
<8; Cherry’s Lunch, Roanoke Rapids
18; Grant’s Cafe, Weldon, 97 1-2
Dixie Cafe, Scotland Neck, 97; New
'orli Cafe, Weldon, 9(i; Your Cafe.
Roanoke Rapids, 9fi; Woodruff’s
Cafe, Roanoke Rapids, 94; Duncan’s
hunch, Roanoke Rapids, 93; Coffee
Shoppe, Weldon, 92; Joe Ameen, Hali
Fex, 89; American Cafe, Rosemary
<5 1-2.
Colored: Terminal Inn, Weldon 97;
f ranklin Cafe, Enfield, 92; American
Cafe, Weldon, 83; J. W. Wilkins, Roa
ncke Junction, 58 (closed); Willis’
I'afe, Enfield, closed.
Market scores for month of July,
930. Roanok eRapids, Taylor and
Collier, 98; M System, 98; S. C. Cook,
>8; M. Hedgepeth, 97; G. H. Ran
dom, 96; Village Cash Store, 95; W.
2. Allsbrook, 93.
Market scores for Rosemary: R. I.
Starke, 98; Traynham and Grimmer,
>S; A. & P., 98; J. H. Matldns, 98;
Itosemary Supply Co., 98; Wayne
Grocery Co., 98; J. C. Wells, 97; Tay
or Grocery Co., 97; E. R. Matthews,
‘7; R. E. Merritt, 96; W. R. Starke,
•5; Mcdlin Brothers, 95; Tucker Fay
'd 86.
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Miss Marguerite McDonald, Miss
^irgie Barnes and Mrs. W. H. Dau
fhtry are spending today in Branch
ille, Vm.f visiting friends.
HOME BREW
GIVES KO
TO WHISKY
Hard Times. Hot Weath
er, Causes Rise of New
Industry
Hard times and hot weather
have combined to injure the
hard liquor business in Halifax
County, but another industry
has sprung up to do a thriving
business in its place, according
to local officers, who raided a
beer garden near here Saturday
night.
It seems that a good cold bot
tle of home brew, approaching
in strength pre-Volstead beer, is
the popular beverage of the day.
At a retail price of 25 cents per
bottle, it is much cheaper and
more refreshing than whiskey
and profits are even more.
Bulkiness, however, forbids trans
portation in large quantities and offi
cers say there are several places
where a large amount of visitors have
caused suspicion. One of these was
the Ilamill place near Deep Creek
Filling Station, occupied by C. R.
I.ong and A. R. Tart.
Early Saturday night, Chief Dob
bins and deputy sheriff. Harry House
and A. G. Johnson, drove up to the
Ilamill place which they had searched
se veral times without fir ding any
thing.
When they drove up into tne yard
the^e were a couple of pa: ked cars
and about a dozen men on the porch.
Long came down to the car, not recog
nizing the officers who shaded their
faces. Chief Dobbins disguised un*
\oice and asked the man if he had
any home brew. He allowed he might
have so the officers ordered three
bottles. Long stepped back and sur
veyed the country to see if all was
clear and no officers were approach
ing and then went to a nearby field,
returning shortly with the three bot
of home brew. Ufreipffiwra ask
ed the price and when Long replied, it
was 25 cents a bottle, they stepped
out of the car and arrested him.
The man got into the car without
saying another word and then Tant
came up and asked Long if he were
waiting on the customers. The offi
cers nabbed him and started a search,.
iinding about 35 bottles of brew in a
tub of ice near the house.
They searched for about an hour
and during that time many cars drove
up to the house, evidently seeking re
freshments, but on observing the vis
itors all cars drove quickly on
juonuay nigm, me two meu were
taken before Magistrate Thompson
who remanded them to Halifax jail in
default of bonds: Long for $400 and
Tant for $200. When Chief Dobbins
took the men to Halifax, the rest of
the prisoners wanted to know all the
details. The Chief told them how he
bought the brew and caught the men.
“Just wait until we try you in the.
mornin,” said one of the prisoners to
Long and Tant. It seems that one of
the indoor sports at the county jail
is to hold a kangaroo court on alt
r.cw prisoners. The older inmates se
lect a judge, jury and attorneys and
try the new prisoners. Most of them
are cleared but indications were that
they would find Long and Tant guilty
in the first degree. Guilty of getting
caught. When they heard the two
nad actually sold beer to officers they
knew, one of the prisoners made the
statement that such men were a dis
grace to the bootlegging profession.
The two will probably come in for
plenty of kidding from their jailmates. .
As stated above, officers believe the •
hot weather, hard times and handsome
profits have caused an increase in the
home brew industry. The ingredients
for five gallons of home brew will
cost about $1.10, say the officers, di
vided as follows: one 80 cent can of
malt, 5 pounds of sugar, 2 yeast cakes™
The five gallons will make about 50T
bottles which will retail at $12.50.
Bottles and most of the caps can be
saved for refuse as the beverage its
usually consumed on the spot.
Chief In Hospital
Chief of Police G. F. Gray is in the
Roanoke Rapids Hospital sufferings
with an infected ankle. Tuesday
morning he underwent an operation,
and it is reported his condition in
showing improvement.
The police official cut his anklw
while in bathing at Coloraia Beach
about three weeks ago. The wound
has bden giving him trouble ever
since. His condition became mote se
rious a few days ago and he was re
moved to the hospital Monday.
    

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