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Carolines Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME EIGHTEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 5th, 1933._NUMBER THIRTY-EIGHT
LITTLETON BOY CRASH VICTIM
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UP AND DOWN
WITH THE EDITOR
Ryland Gray has opened a gro
cery store on Second St., in the
• building formerly occupied by G.
The Rosemary Building & Loan
Association announce they are this
week moving their offices to the
Imperial Theatre building in the
South Ward Bill Hidings, secre
tary, will be in charge at the new
office. For the last several months
they have been located in the store
room formerly occupied by t h e
Thompson Electric Co., next door
to the Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
One of the 1933 first arrivals
was Ilober Lee born at 9:30 Sun
jay nforning, January, 1933, to
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bishop.
Last week, this newspaper asked
those in the city who were unem
ployed to come to this office so
we could get a record of actual
unemployment in Roanoke Rapids.
A few of those who came thought
we were going to have work for
them as we did last year when
the Kiwanis Club sponsored the
ditch project . A few others thought
we had something to do with the
present contractor. But most of
them seemed to know what the
real purpose was: our desire to
find out how much unemployment
in Roanoke Rapids.
Of course, we intend to turn this
information over to the contractor
and to do all in our power to see
that as much work as possible goes
to local labor:
And did they rush us? Monday
and Tuesday over 200 men filled
in our unemployment record. It
was necessary to put special help
on in the office to handle the
crowd. The exact total to date is
283 of which 157 were white will
ing to do any kind of work, 45 were
white skilled labor, 6 white unable
to do hard work and 75 colored.
(Continued on Back Page)
Calvin Coolidge, ex-Pres
ident of the United States,
died at noon today.
The news came to T h e
Herald at 3:30 this after
noon just before going to
There were no details ex
cept that Mr. Coolidge was
found dead in bed at noon
The Herald called Raleigh
and Norfolk and confirmed
the report. Those places
could furnish no details at
Death came exactly at
12:45 p. m., from heart di
sease and failure.
Mr. Coolidge had not
been sick prior to his death.
W. R. Curtis, 62 years old, citi
zen here for twenty-five years, died
at his home Sunday afternoon
from pneumonia. He had been ill
for several weeks.
Mr. Curtis was a painter and
was well known in this section of
the county. Surviving are his wife
a sister, Miss Lee Anna Curtis of
Greensboro, and two brothers,
Charles F. of Lexington and Hen
ry C. Curtis of Greensboro.
Funeral services were held Tues
day by Reverends Bradley and
Kirk with interment in Roanoke
Rapids Cemetery. Members of the
local Junior Order, of which the
deceased was a member, acted as
pallbearers: C. L. Massey, T. B.
Glover, A. B. McAllister, M. C.
Mills, W G. Woodruff and C. L.
Joe Faugham Dies
Joseph Baugham, 63, died at the
Roanoke Rapids hospital January
first from chronic nephritis and
myoarditis. The funeral was Jan.
2, at the home of Clyde Hollopian
with whom the deceased had made
his home for several years. In
terment was in Roanoke Rapids
Lang Foster, 16-years old, son of
Mr', and Mrs. C. E. Foster of Lit
tleton, is in Roanoke Rapids Hos
pital suffering from injuries sus
tained in an automobile accident
which occurred last Thusrday ev
ening on the Littifcton-Warrenton
Hi-way, when the small coach in
which he and two other boy com
panions were riding, crashed into
a truck parked on the Highway.
Young Foster, accompanied by
John LecYn, Jr., and Ray Brown
ing, Littleton youths, were return
ing to their home in that city from
Warrenton when their car, driven
by a Negro man, crashed into a
truck belonging to Messrs King
and Cates of the Eastern Cotton
Oil Co., of WelJon, cvhich had
been parked there, it is said with
The driver of the car was un
able to see the truck because of
an approaching automobile. While
young Foster was seriously injur
ed, and has regained conscious
ness for only short intervals since
the wreck, he has an even chance
for recovery according to attend
ing physicians. It was necessary
to remove one of his eyes imme
diately after he was admitted to
the hospital here. Neither of his
companions were seriously injur
The accident was investigated
by State Patrolman Lewis, it is
understood, but at a late hour
Wednesday it could not be learn
ed whether charges han been, or
would be filed against the driver
of the ti uek, whom it is under
stood, is a Negro, in the employ
of the Weldon men. .
Lang is a nephew of W. F. Joy
ner of this city. Both he and his
parents are well-known in Roanoke
Dies at Seaboard
Mj^s. Lucy SilJa Edwards, 75
years old, died Jan. 1, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Nor
vell at Seaboard. Fijneral ser
vicp.s were held Tuesday at the
Seaboard Baptist Church by Rev.
Richard Lloyd with interment in
the local cemetery.
Misses Ophelia Chambliss, Wil
lie Rivers Moore and Marvin
Chambliss returned home Satur
day after spending some time with
friends and reatives at Lawrence
State s 54th L»overnor
JOHN C. PP. EHPUNGHAUS
Funeral services for Mrs. Esther
Greenberg, 79-year old woman,
who died at the home of her son,
Mooney Greenberg, in this city at
12:45 A. M., December 24th, were
held Christmas Day in Baltimore,
with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The aged woman was well known
in Roanoke Rapids, being survived
by her son, Mooney, two daughters
Miss Fannie Greenberg and Mrs.
B. Marks and a number of grand
children in this city.
Death was not unexpected. All
of the children were at her bed
side at her death, including a third
daughter, Mrs. Minnie Shkolnik of
Boston. Mrs. Greenberg has been
confined to her bed for ten days
with influenza. She had made her
home with Mooney Greenberg here.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation to our
many friends for the wonderful
deeds of kindness and sympathy
shown us during the illness and
death of our wife and mother. We
wish also to thank those who gave
it shall be the duty of certain de
puty sheriffs to collect taxes un
der the order and direction of the
The following resolutions were
unanimously adopted by the Board
of County Commissioners at its
regulan meeting1 Monday, Janu
ary 2nd, at Halifax. "Further
economy and efficiency” were the
reasons given for the petition to
the General Assembly.
1. That our legislature be pe
titioned and our County Represen
tatives be urged to support a
measure to refund to the counties
one cent per gallon of the gaso
line tax to apply on interest and
maturities of county road bonds
issued prior to the time the State
took over the county roads.
2. That the County Commis
sioners be allowed to post notices
of tax foreclosures at the court
house and mail notices to the de
linquent tax payer, instead of ad
vertising it in newspapers.
3. To combine the offices of
Clerk of Court and Register of
4. Recommend a horizontal re
duction of real property values in
stead of a revaluation which would
be very expensive.
5. To list all property January
1st instead of May 1st with a cor
responding change in dates of ad
vertising and foreclosure.
6. That Halifax County be di
vided into five (5) voting districts
and one commissioner elected from
each district by a vote at large.
And that two commissioners be
elected for a term of two years
and three for a term of four years.
This recommendation' is to pre
vent the electiofT*of an entirely
new board at any one time or
from any or.e district.
District 1, Littleton, Butterwood
Brinkleyville townships. District
2, Roanoke Rapids township. Dis
trict No. 3, Weldon, Halifax and
Faucetts townships. District No.
4, Enfield and Connoconara town
ships. Distric tNo. 5, Scotland
Neck, Roseneath and Palmyra
7. That the grand jury be re
duced to twelve (12) members and
that they shall be so drawn that
six new members shall take office
every six months.
8. That the Board of Education
be elected by popular County vote
instead of by the legislature.
9. That this board favors no
change iB the present set up or
machinery for collecting j'udgments
of land foreclosures.
10. To authorize County Board
of Comm|issijoners to appoint a
chief tax collector and deputies and
take the collection of taxes out
of the hands of the sheriff and that