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Carolina’s Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME EIGHTEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 1933. NUMBER FORTY-TWO
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I WITH THE EDITOR
Mrs. Geo. Pnpendick is spending
some time -in Winston-Salem,
where she was called on account
of the illness of her sister, Miss
Emma Mathews, who is a student
nurse in the Baptist Hospital.
Many newspapers charge for
cards of thanks and “In Memor
iams.” This newspaper does not.
But it must insist that these be
brief. Poems in the latter must
be confined to four or six lines.
Last week we received a half doz
en, most of them with poems of
several verses, which had to be
One man, working in the sewer
ditches, had a fractured wrist as
a result of a slide yesterday. His
condition is not serious and was
back this morning asking to be
put back to work.
Some 360 men are on the two
crews on the payroll of Fiske-Car
ter this week. Due to bad weath
er the work is far behind sched
Forty men are working on the
Avenue this week under the su
pervision of Street Manager Paul
Ethridge. They are cleaning out
the ditches, cutting the curb and
leveling the walks. The Avenue
looks cleaner and neater than any
time in the past four years. Later
the city may plant grass between
curb and sidewalk.
Ditches are going up all over
town and lanterns art placed there
at night to protect the public.
Somebody who did not care for
the safety of others destroyed a
few of those lanterns the other
night. Suppose a child had come
along and fallen into one of those
ten-foot deep ditches?
Van Arnams Minstrels, coming
here next week, are in familiar ter
ritory. They played here Christ
mas three years ago and stayed
here most of Christmas week. Many
of the old timers are still with
them, says the advance agent, and
looking forward to renewing old
The time limit for buying city
auto license tags expired yester
day, February 1. All those not
having them are now subject to
arrest, say city officials. Better
get yours today at the City Clerks
office in the Roanoke Bank Build
ing or at Smith’s Radio Store.
H. E. Mabe of Kinston,N. C., has
accepted the position of Linotype
operator at the R. R. Herald.
Urges, "Buy American”
Women of Santa Monica, Calif.,
organized the first unit of “Buy
American” and elected Lucy Hillyer
commander-in-ehief, in the move to
nationally promote the purchase of
American made goods and thus
ppeed prosperity's return.
Mrs. Mattie Cooley, 44, wife of
Walter F. Cooley, died Monday at
the Roanoke Rapids Hospital after
an illness of several months.
The funeral was at Corinth
Church conducted by Rev. J. E.
Kirk of this city and Reverend
Kirk of Halifax. Interment was
in the church cemetery. The de
ceased was a well known resident
Surviving are her husband, moth
er, Mrs. Fallie Wright, eight chil
dren, Mrs. Jessie Marks of Hen
derson, Ollie Mae, Rachel, Gracie
Lois Hazel and Garland: two
brothers, Dallas and Ernest
Wright, four sisters, Mrs. Fallie
Wright, Mrs. Annie Gray, Mrs.
Mary Stansbury and Miss Beulah
Mrs. Cooley was a sister in law
of Mrs. S. M. Thompson.
Mrs. T. W. M. Long was re-elct
ed chairman of the local chapter
of the Red Cross at the annual
election of officers Tuesday.
Other officers elected were Mrs.
F. G. Jarman, vice-chairman, Mrs.
A. E. Akers, secretary and treas
urer, Mrs. R. P. Beckwith, home
service, production and relief
chairman, Ned Manning, life sav
ing chairman, Mrs. Hugh Camp,
cotton distribution chairman.
A complete report of the year’s
work of the local chapter will be
printed in next week’s issue.
Mrs. J. V. Womble has as her
guest this week, Mrs. A. T. Mc
Pherson of Raleigh.
Mrs. Ruby Gamer and little son
of Salisbury, N. C. are visiting
Miss Matti eLee Taylor.
Additional city delivery service
has been granted Roanoke Rapids
by the Post Office Department,
according to a statement issued by
John I.. Vest, postmaster.
Mr. Vest stated that the new ter
ritory to be covered will be the
extension of Roanoke Avenue to
the depot with a return down Ham
ilton Street. Other territory will
be taken into the city delivery
zone whenever such sections of the
city to be included conform with
regulations of the Post Office De
Mr. Vest advised that delivery
service will commence over the new
territory authorized as soon as all
houses are numbered and mail re
eeptables provided and certain ad
ditional improvement made on side
John Allen Buried
At Smith’s Church
John Timothy Allen, 70, well
known farmer of the South Rose
mary community, died Sunday at
his home from pneumonia. He had
been seriously ill for a week.
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. D. M. Sharpe with inter
ment in Smith Church Cemetery
Three daughters and two sons
survive. Mr. Allen was a life long
resident of this country where he
was a leading farmer for many
Miss Gladys Bowen spent last
week-end at Emporia, Va. |
Hoover Seeks Relief#*
Missing only one semi-annual in
terest payment of $400 on a $14,000
mortgage loan against his farm at
Grand Meadow, Minn., but facing
foreclosure, A. E. Hoover, cousin
of President Hoover, turned to the
Des Moines Joint Stock Land Bank,
asking only that he be allowed to
deed the farm to the bank and re
main on it by paying 'rent. Mr.
Hoover’s father '.vas the brother of
the President’s father.
MRS. GEORGE ENTERTAINS
On Tuesday evening' Mrs. Alvis
George entertained her bridge club.
An interesting game was played
at three tables. Mrs. Eugene Wil
son was presented a lunch cloth
and napkins as winner of high
score. Miss Myrtle Lipscomb won
low score and was given a deck
A salad course was served to
the following players: Mesdames
Zollie Powell, George Lampley,
Paul Weeks, Bernard Edmondson,
Lester Edmondson, Clyde Liske,
Bid Alligood, Ivey Mahorn, Eugene
Wilson, Miss Edna Wofford, Miss
Myrtle Lipscomb, Miss Louise
|| Where Roosevelts Will Likely Worship
St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Washington, D. a which Franklin'D.
Boosevelt and family will most likely attend while occupying the White
House. The insert is of Dr. C. Ernest Smith, pastor of the church.
The Roanoke Rapids special
school charter is in danger of be
ing revoked and the local schools
thrown into the scrap heap of a
common standard, with no right of
self-control or self-help, if certain
bills now before the Legislature
This would mean that the Roa
noke Rapids schools would be op
erated and controlled for 8 months
by the State, on the same basis
as all other schools, regardless of
size or ability to supplement.
It would also mean that Roa
noke Rapids schools would be com
pelled by State standards to do
away with music, home economics,
manual training, business courses,
and other practical work which has
been added to Roanoke Rapids and
other city schools.
It would mean that Roanoke
Rapids could not, if it could af
ford it, build another school build
ing or make additions or improve
ments, or have anything to do with
the running of its local schools.
All that would be done by a Board
in Raleigh, to whom the Roanoke
Rapids schools would just be an
As it is now, the local schools
must get approval from Raleigh
on every item of expense and every
appropriation. But then, what
ittle self government that has been
left would be taken away. All
schools in the State would be stan
dardized, which would mean build
ing up country schools slightly and
cutting down on all city and first
It would also mean that the Roa
noke Rapids schools would no lon
ger be for Roanoke Rapids chil
dren, but also for the children from
any other district the State au
thorities might designate.
Local citizens who have studied
the plans outlined are indignant
and say they will fight to the last
ditch to retain the school charter
and the right to say how the Roa
noke Rapids schools shall be run.
The plan is branded as un-Demo
c-ratic, further centralization of
power in Raleigh, false economy,
an injustice to the large, well
equipped schools capable of sup
plementing the State funds.
It would tear down, at no great
savings, a school system which has
been ten years in the building.
While there may be some smaller
special charter districts in the
State which could be benefited by
such a change, it would be disas
trous to well maintained schools
the size of Roanoke Rapids with
more than 2,600 children enrolled.
All this doing away with special
charter schools is in addition to
the other State plans to cut fur
ther teachers salaries and school
Miss Helen Brown, Mrs. Ida
Mathews and Miss Llewellyn Math
ews have returned from a few days
stay in Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Zollie Powell, Miss Clara
Jones and Sam Jones spent Satur
day in Richmond, Va.