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Carolina's Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME EIGHTEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 1933. NUMBER FORTY-THREE
Returns Q. K. Report
UP AND DOWN
WITH THE EDITOR
Carroll Wilson was called to the
bedside of his sister, Mrs. Robert
Graham of Harlan, Kentucky, late
Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Gra
ham’s condition is considered crit
ical, and is suffering from double
pneumonia at a Louisville hospital.
J. V. Verner and family, of
Richmond, spent a few hours in
the city Thursday.
Advices from the office of the
Collector of Internal Revenue of
the U. S. Treasury Department at
Raleigh are to the effect that
their representative will be in Roa
noke Rapids on February 15th for
the purpose of assisting taxpayers
in filing Federal income tax re
The High School Athletic Asso
ciation announces a Fiddler’s Con
vention to be held at the High
School Auditorium Friday night at
7:45. A very nominal admission is
charged, and entries, which close
at 6 o’clock Friday, should be
handed or mailed to R. L. Mar
Awards totaling almost $50 are
offered for the contest, and prises
are offered for everything from
a violin solo to a jazz orchestra.
On Wednesday afternoon of next
week the Woman’s Club will give
a musical tea at the club building.
There will be a charge of 25c at
the door. A splendid program has
been arranged. The public is in
vited. The hours will be from 3:30
The City Board of Commission
ers has ordered that all automo
bile owners who have not obtained
city license tags for 1933, or who
do not have same properly dis
played be arrested.
If you do not yet have your
city tag, you may save court costs
by obtaining same immediately.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Pope spent
Saturday in Norfolk. They were
accompanied on their return by
Miss Edna Pope, who will spend
some time here.
New Zealand at one time sold
advertising space on the reverse
side of its stamps.
U. S. Senator Robert R. Rey
nolds was given high praise over
the radio by Boake Carter, Phila
delphia newsman and radio com
mentator, Friday night.
Carter, who is noted for his
caustic criticism of those in high
places, took a different tone in dis
cussing the junior Senator from
North Carolina. He summed up
his talk with the prediction that
Reynolds would go far and that he
had the brightest future of any
young Senator in Washington.
Commenting on Bob’s statement
that he had not and would not
present any bills during his first
term, but preferred to sit by and
listen to his elders and learn, Car
ter wished for more in Congress
with that attitude.
He told of Bob’s early career
and world travels and of the inter
esting campaigns he had been in,
to finally win success. That suc
cess, says Carter, has not gone to
his head. He pictures Reynolds
as a serious minded, hard working
young man, who is ambitious to
make good and who will be heard
from in the future. He said Bob
was “wearing well” in Washington
and already had an army of ad
mirers and friends.
Gay Lobbying Parties
Alleged In Raleigh
Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 9.—Gay
“lobbying parties” at which nude
women are reported to have danc
ed before a group of North Caro
lina legislators, are being investi
gated, Police Chief Clarence Bar
bour said today.
Barbour said he had been in
formed such parties had been held,
but that so far his investigation
has not disclosed anything tending
to substantiate the stories.
The News and Observer said
“leaders in the lobbying ranks of
the beauticians claim that the par
ty was a ‘frame-up’ to discredit
Mrs. R. P. Beckwith has called
a meeting of the members of the
American Home Department on
Monday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock
at her home. Plans for a subscrip
tion bridge party are to be planned
at this meeting. Full attendance
Predicted in Roosevelt Cabinet Selections t
' ->v> iiil&HL. 1 ■ 1
These two men top the list as possible members of President-elect
Roosevelt’s cabinet, according to late Washington reports. . . . They are
(left) Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, as Secretary of the Treasury sad
(right) Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, as Attorney General. . . .
James A. Farley, is expected to be named Postmaster-General. ”
A plumbing code is being worked
up at this time to be adopted in
the near future by the Sanitary
District for use by all citizens in
The purpose of the code, sim
ilar to the building code, is to pro
tect the people from spurious or
inferior fixtures and installation
and to provide safety and effi
ciency in sanitation.
It is understood several home
owners are planning on ordering
fixtures and supplies in the very
near future. These are asked to
wait until the code has been
adopted and published so their or
der will come within the required
The code to be adopted here will
be compiled from the best feat
ures of those of several other
cities and the State code.
The Woman’s Club is asking for
a donation of books as a beginning
of a club library. Please send
what books you have to donate
to Mrs. J. N. Bynum. Our goal
from now until June is 200 books.
All donations are thankfully re
Miss Ethel Faucette is visiting
friends in Freemont, N. C.
Tragedy almost stalked into the
family of C. W. Davis, city school
superintendent, when his older boy,
Charley, Jr., accidently shot his
younger brother, Lanier.
The accident occurred at the
home of Mr. Davis’ parents in
Orange County Sunday. The fam
ily had gone from here to spend
the day with the grandparents.
A group of children were play
ing in the hall with Lanier. Char
ley, Jr., was alone in an adjoining
room and saw the shotgun belong
ing to his grandfather. Due to
prevalence of chicken thieves and
prowlers, the gun was loaded.
Charley took the gun down and
pulled the trigger. The load went
through the closed door near the
bottom and into the hall. Lanier
was playing on te other side of
the door and part of the shot hit
him in the foot.
The ends of two toes were par
tially shot off. He was rushed
to the Duke Hospital where a lit
tle sewing fixed up the damage
and he was brought back to Roa
noke Rapids where he is getting
Dan Collins of Washington, D.
C. is spending a few days with
Howard P. Hancock of this city.
Halifax, N. C., Feb. 1, 1933.
‘‘To the Hon. Frank A. Daniels,
“We, the six month’s Grand
Jury for the County of Halifax,
beg leave to submit the following
“We have passed upon all bills
that have been presented to our
“In compliance with the instruc
tions cf the court, a committee vis
ited the offices of the Clerk of
Court, County Auditor and Regis
ter of Deeds, and so far as they
were able to ascertain the books
and records are properly kept.
“A committee also made an in
spection of the courthouse proper
ty and the jail, and report the
general condition satisfactory.
“The committee appointed to in
spect county home and sanitorium
report the general conditions good.
All buildings are in good state of
repairs and well kept. The in
mates of both institutions were
found to be well fed and cared
for in the proper manner.
The following guardians are re
ported to us by the Clerk to be
delinquent either in filing annual
reports or renewing bonds. He
recommended that citations be is
sued by the Clerk to each and
every one of them to file their ac
counts and renew bonds within six
ty days, and those failing so to
do be reported to this body at the
June term of court for further ac
“(List attached—those marked
have not filed annual reports or
renewed bonds) ‘A.’
“The attached list marked ‘B’
shows the minors who are without
guardians, having had their re
spective guardians to die, and no
one has been appointed in their
places, so far as the records dis
close. We recommend that the
clerk be instructed to investigate
as to whether or not these wards
are still infants, and if so that
suitable guardians with proper
bonds be appointed for them.
“R. P. BRADLEY,
“Foreman Grand Jury”
List of new grand jurors: R. P.
Bradley, C. A. Allsbrook, W. A.
Travis, G. G. Brickell, Sam H.
Lewis, Frank Hales, S. L. Coley,
C. B. Kidd, Walter Davenport,
Willie Bond, Walter L. Phillips,
Jesse Vaughan, Ralph Mabry, W.
E. Knight, H. R. Wollett, C. A.
Dickens, J. R. Stevenson, L. N.
Misses Mary, Sara and Arleen
Cannon, Ruth Chapman and Omara
Daniel spent the week-end in Rich
mond with Mrs. Hunter Barbee
and attended the entertainment of
Eddie Cantor and his company.