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Carolina’s .Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUMN EIGHTEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 16th, 1933 NUMBER FORTY-EIGHT
Last Vote Held Over By Illness Of Rep. Pope
UP AND DOWN
WITH THE EDITOR
There were few signs of anyone
being “panicky” upon encountering
difficulty in getting their pay
checks cashed last Saturday.
City banks were cashing pay
checks Friday, tho found they
should not do so Saturday, and
altho of course it caused some lit
tle inconvenience, with “trading”
a little merchandise ... a little cur
rency . . . and in many instances
checks for smaller denominations,
business went on much the same
as usual . . . “Up and Down The
The Rosemary Concert Band will
give a concert on the lawn of Roa
noke Rapids Hospital at 3 o’clock
Sunday afternoon, providing the
weather will permit.
For the past few days, weather
has been ideal for such a concert,
and doubtless a good crowd will
attend Sunday afternoon, if
“Spring” stays with us.
L. M. Swett, auctioneer in
charge of the big Auction “Sell
ing Out Sale” of furniture conduct
ed by L. A. Daniels in the build
ing next door to Joyner Motor Co.,
beginning Saturday, is one of the
South’s best-known auctioneers.
Mr. Swett travels all over the
south, and said that Roanoke
Rapids looked like one the the
“brightest spots” on the map to
The Western Union announces:
Four extra words free on all tele
grams ... as long as the words
are “Reply by Western Union.”
Telegraph officials deny the gift
to the public is a “Scotch” one,
pointing out the use of the free
words by anyone will hasten the
answer to a telegram, and will
therefore benefit the public as well
ns the company.
Word has been received here that
T3. B. Crutchfield, son of Mrs. T.
T. Crutchfield of this city, who is
a third-year student at State Col
lege in Raleigh, has been elected to
membership in Phi Kappa Phi,
national honorary society. Mem
bership in this organization is the
highest schoolastie honor.
Young Crutchfield was chosen,
along with twelve other upper
classmen from State.
TWO BANKS IN
® Roosevelt Raises Son# j
xancO&ii. ' ■■ '
, Two weeks before being inducted
into office as President of the United
States, Franklin I>. Roosevelt visited
Masonic ^all in New York City,
there to 'witness and raise his son,
Elliott Roosevelt to the degree of
Master Mason in the Architect Lodge,
F. and A’.M. . . . The photo waa
taken of father and son at the lodge
Funeral Monday For
Geo. L. Carpenter
Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon, March 13th,
from the W. C. Williams Funeral
Home for George L. Carpenter, 37
year-old resident of Northampton
County who died Sunday, March
12th, in Roanoke Rapids Hospital.
Rev. V. H. Grantham of the
Christian Church of this city offi
ciated at the funeral, and inter
ment was in Northampton County
Cemetery at four o’clock Monday
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Reverend L. V. Harris, of Scot
land Neck, will preach at the First
Methodist Church next Sunday
morning at the regnlar 11 A. M.
services. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Two Halifax county banks open
ed for business this morning,
Thursday, March 16th, on an unre
stricted basis handling business in
the customary manner, The Citizens
Bank & Trust Co., of this city, and
the Bank of Enfield, of Enfield.
According to word coming from
Frank L. Nash, cashier of the Cit
izens Bank and Trust Co., at a late
hour Thursday afternoon, the a
mount of their deposits for the
day would be many times their
Both county banking houses
were accepting checks on all
banks that are open, in the custo
According to Mr. Nash, and W.
R. Garnett, cashier of the Bank
of Enfield, banking affairs at the
two institutions are above par
over when they closed, by order
of the President in accordance with
the national banking holiday.
Other banks in the county anti
cipate opening at a very early
date, on the same basis as before
closing, it was said.
! L. A. Daniels Will
Sell Out Furniture
Stock At Auction
L. A. Daniels, proprietor of the
Daniels Furniture and Sales Co.,
at South Rosemary, who took over
the stock and business of the New
York Furniture Co., at that place
several years ago, announces in
this week’s issue of the Herald
that he will sell out his entire stock
at Auction, and has engaged the
services of L. M. Swett, auctioneer,
to be in charge of the sale.
me entire stock of the New
York Furniture Co., or the Daniels
Furn. Co., as the firm has more
recently been known, will be mov
ed to the building next door to
Joyner Motor Co., for the sale,
which starts Saturday, and lasts
until everything has been sold.
Two sales will be conducted
daily, at 3 P. M. and at 8 P. M.,
tho doors will be opened an hour
prior to each sale, at which time
serections may be made. Accord
ing to the announcement, any and
all articles will be offered at abso
lute auction, going to the highest
Free prizes are offered each day
of the sale, and it is said that Mr.
Daniels has an unusually high
grade stock at this time.
When officially notified today that Repre
sentative R. Hunter Pope was ill at his Enfield
home with the flu, speaker Reginald Harris
graciously consented today to hold up the third
and final reading of S. B. 242 until the first of
Mr. Pope has been confined to his bed all this
week. Those who have talked with him say he
is better and anxious to return to Raleigh to
carry thru his floor fight to obtain a vote for
Roanoke Rapids people.
The bill was scheduled to come up today for
the last readme: and vote.
There has evidently been some misunder
standing why Roanoke Rapids citizens were
staying in Raleigh to talk to legislators about
this bill. When Mr. Pope decided to make his
fight for the referendum amendment’ he stood
all alone. He called for assistance, as with his
other legislative duties, it would be impossible
for him to wage any kind of successful fight
without aid. So several citizens, interested in
getting a vote on the bill, volunteered to assist
When he became ill last week, it was doubly
important that he be assisted in his fight. Those
in Raleigh have kept in daily touch with Mr.
Pope at Enfield. There has grown up between
them a close bond of friendship and Mr. Pope’s
honesty of purpose and courage has won the
admiration of the Roanoke Rapids people as
well as his fellow legislators.
Altho this is his first year in the legislature,
and he is faced with foes of long political and
legislative experience, Mr. Pope’s cause is slow
ly but surely gaining ground.
No one can tell the outcome as three weeks
ago practically the entire body was pledged a
gainst him and even today Senators are report
ed coming oyer into the House, “lobbying” the
Representatives from their particular counties
against the amendment.
Those who have stuck it out with Mr. Pope
refuse to leave him, especially since he is sick
in bed, and the fight will continue until the last
vote next week.
City Schools Will Celebrate Arbor Day
With Chapel Program At An Early Date
Arbor Day, Friday, March 17,
will be observed by many schools
and organizations throughout the
state with tree plantings and spec
ial programs on the preservation
and improvement of our North
Carolina forest lanas.
As is the custom with the local
schools, an early Chapel program
will be devoted to “Arbor Day”
according to word coming from
City Superintendent C. W. Davis.
With two-thirds of the total
land of the state forest land, the
people of North Carolina may
well afford to give one day in the
year to the consideration of their
trees and the cultivation of this