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Carolina's Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME EIGHTEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th, 1933. NUMBER FORTY-ONE
160 MEN PUT TO WORK
UP AND DOWN
I WITH THE EDITOR
The Girls High School team will
play Rocky Mount girls here this
Friday night. The game is called
for 7:30 -at the High School Gym.
Much expense and lost time is
caused by children pulling up the
stakes of the Sanitary District
engineer. These small stakes,
which mark the various lines,
represent hours of work by the en
gineers. Please tell your children
to leave them alone.
■ The meeting of the Welfare
Department of the Woman’s Club,
to have been held next Tuesday,
has been postponed in order to
give the members an opportunity
, to attend the Citizens Meeting in
Raleigh that afternoon.
The Red Cross will meet Monday
at 3 P. M. in the Home Economics
room of the High Schcol. There
will be an election of officers and
the annual report.
. Roanoke Rapids has become the
amusement, sport and shopping
center of a large area. These vis
itors must be encouraged to come
back. Let nothing happen to mar
their pleasure while in our midst.
Due to a breakdown this week
on the Linotype machine, several
news items were left out of this
issue. They will be published in
the next issue.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Woodruff
announces the birth of a son, El
ton Thomas, on Jan., 16th at the
Roanoke Rapids Hospital.
Edwin Akers spent the week
end at his home with his parents.
Bill Allsbrook spent the week
en at his home with his parents.
Alton Gurganus spent Sunday
’ in Bethel.
Miss Catherine Hall spent the
, week-end at her home in Scotland
Rev. A. P. Mustain and family
have moved to Mars Hill where
he will remain as pastor.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Eubanks
»nd son Ernest, spent the week
end at Richmond visiting relatives.
' Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thomp
son of'Maeon, spent Sunday with
Mrs. J. F. Shaw at Aurelian
Eighty white men, who had been
unemployed, were given jobs the
first part of this week by Fiske
Carter Construction Co., on the
Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District
This crew was to work three
days and this morning a second
group at least as large was to
take the place of the first group.
This second crew will work three
days this week and the first three
days of next week. They will then
give place to the first crew.
Work progressed slowly on the
difficult outfall line on the East
end of Fourth Street. Progress was
made, however, with the first piece
of sewer pipe laid Tuesday after
A crew is also busy cleaning out
the right of way near the filter
plant preparatory to starting exca
vation for the water mains.
Most of the men are showing
up well and hardening up each day.
A few have quit but the others
who stick and produce are certain
of steady work until the project is
completed. Local labor is still be
ing given preference. A small col
ored crew is doing some of the
roughest work. The ditching ma
chine has not yet been put into
Bad weather played its part yes
terday in slowing up the work.
Plan To Beautify
Womans Club Ground
A meeting of the Civics Depart
ment of the Woman’s Club was
held at the club house on Monday
afternoon, January 23rd at three
o’clock. Mrs. Joyner, chairman of
the department, presided. Mrs.
Joyner gave a very encouraging re
port of the work done on the club
house grounds and onnounced that
the Garden Department had prom
ised to finance the planting of
grass seed. Mrs. Bynum asked
members to make contributions of
books to the club house library
and to bring these to the February
meeting. A short program follow
ed: A paper, “The White House as
a Home” was read by Mrs. By
num, another, “White House Par
ties” was read by Mrs. Heyden
drich. Afternoon tea was served
from an attractive table at whcih
Mrs. Alford poured. The following
members were present: Mrs. W.
C. Allsbrook, Mrs. Marvin Collier,
Mrs. E. P. Brenner, Mrs. J. N.
Bynum, A. L. Clark, V. T. Lamm,
W. F. Joyner, J. W. Taylor, Paul
Heydenreich Dr. Cronk, of New
York, Mrs. Harrington of Weldon
and Mrs. Alford of Roanoke Rapids
Miss Jane Hedgepeth entertain
ed a number of friends last Thurs
day night with a tacky party at
Wants 1934 American Flight into Stratosphere
Professor Auguste Piccard, noted Belgian scientist who went ten miles
high in the stratosphere, is now in America for a lecture tour. He thinks
a balloon ascension in his metal ball should be made at a northern latitude
of America during 1934 because of our nearness to the magnetic pole, thus,
being better able to study the cosmic ray. He says it will not be necessary
for him to again make the trip, but only direct the work. Prof. Piccard,
(left; was greeted at New York by Bis twin brother, Jean Piccard, of
More than 50 pieces of sewer
pipe belonging to Piske Carter
Construction Co. were destroyed
early Saturday morning and two
arrests were made, both defend
ants being found guilty of destruc
tion of property.
Buck Loomis, 19, and Rufus
Daniels, 17, were charged with
breaking up the vitrified pipe aft
er residents in Patterson Mlli vil
lage told of being awakened by
the noise made by the two boys.
Several citizens investigated and
witnessed part of the destruction.
Loomis was arrested Monday but
claimed to know' nothing about the
case. He was brought before May
or Jenkins who placed him under
a $100 bond and remanded him to
County Recorders Court.
Daniels was arrested later and
admitted breaking part of the pipe.
He also implicated Loomis. He
said the two had been to a party
and had been drinking. Daniels
claimed they did not break all the
pipe but could give no motive for
doing it except that they were
drunk. Loomis still claimed he
was not guilty.
In Recorders Court Tuesday,
Judge Daniel accepted the guilty
plea of Daniels and Loomis was
Both were placed under suspend
ed sentence with the agreement
they would pay, each half, the cost
of the broken pipe and the court
Two more pneumonia victims
were added to the list last week
with the death of Mrs. Mollio Bose
man and Thomas Butler.
Mrs. Boseman, 59 years old, died
late Wednesday night at the home
of her daughter in South Rose
mary. Funeral services were held
Saturday afternoon at Quankie
Church with Reverends J. J. Mar
shall and J. E. Kirk officiating. In
terment was in the family ceme
tery. Three sons and two daugh
Thomas E. Butler, 10 months old
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Butler,
died at the hospital Friday with
pneumonia. Funeral services were
held Saturday by Rev. J. N. Bynum
with interment in the Roanoke
Mrs. Pattie Avent died Tuesday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Van Carter on Williams St. Fu
neral services were held this aft
ernoon with Rev. D. M. Sharpe of
ficiating. Interment was in Lit
tleton. One daughter, Mrs. Car
ter, and five sons survive: Er
nest Avent of Battleboro, Spencer
of Faison, Waverley of Whittakers,
Zeb of Hopewell and John Avent
of Pine Ridge.
One thousand parents and teach
ers of Roanoke Rapids met in a
huge joint Parent-Teachers Asso
ciation meeting at the High School
auditorium Tuesday night, heard
the local and State school prob
lems discussed and passed resolu
tions to be presented to the Leg
islature asking for no further cut
in school expenditures and stan
It was by far the largest gath
ering of its kind in the history of
the community. 837 parents ac
tually registered at the door and
the balance was made up of teach
ers and citizens not having chil
dren in school.
The children deserve most of the
credit for the record ci’owd. In
a contest of parent attendance
Miss Mary Cannon’s room carried
off both prizes with 34 mothers
and 28 fathers present. There
were more men than ever present
at a similar meeting, the percent
age of fathers being about 40.
Mrs. A. L. Clark, president of
the High School P. T. A., acted as
chairman. With her on the stage
was Mrs. B. Weathers, president
0. the Rosemary P. T. A., Mrs. C.
F. Ogletree treasurer of the High
School group and Mrs. J. E. Kirk,
past president of the high school
F- T. A. Mrs. Lawrence Clements,
Central School president, was ab
sent due to illness. Invocation was
by Rev. J. N. Bynum.
R. L. Towe, member of the Coun
ty Board of Education, T. W. Mul
len, chairman of the Roanoke Rap
ids Graded School Board, and J. R.
Allsbrook, member of the local
board, were the principal speakers
and gave the audience clear and
concise statements of fact concern
ing local and State schools. Many
pertinent questions were discussed
as to taxes, expenditure, teachers
salaries, enrollment, further cuts
and the results, false economy
measures, state interference with
local districts, and the future of
All speakers agreed adequate ed
ucational facilities must be main
tained, that schools have received
more than their proportionate
share of public budget cuts and
that further cuts now will impair
the efficiency of the school system
and cost more money in the long
The State-wide meeting at Ra
leigh next Tuesday afternoon, call
ed by the president of the State
P. T. A., was announced by Carroll
Wilson, who urged Roanoke Rapid
citizens to attend the meeting and
protect the schools from discrimi
nation or unfairness in further re
Already several car loads of lo
cal school patrons have made plans
to be in Raleigh. The meeting is
called for 2:30 Tuesday at the Ra
leigh city auditorium. Several
thousand citizens are expected in
one of the largest mass meetings
which will be held in Raleigh this
session of the Legislature.
Mrs. Ethel Faucett spent the
Week-end in Oxford, N. C.