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Carolina’s Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME NINETEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 25th, 1933. NUMBER SIX
UP AND DOWN
Ghe Avenue
WITH THE EDITOR
Jack Weissner, former Avenue
business man, was in the city last
week, greeting old friends and
looking after local interests. Jack
now lives in Norfolk and says he
likes it, tho doesn’t forget his
friends in the “Old North State.
Incidentally, he was one of the first
to send his congratulations to “the
boss” upon reading of his new
newspaper venture in the VIRGIN
IAN-PILOT. Carroll Wilson’s “fan
mail” is increasing every day, and
there are many applications for
employment. Didn’t know there
were so many newspaper men out
of work, all of which behooves me
to SELL MORE ADVERTISING!
Here’s one on Hugh Camp that
is too good to pass up!
Mr. Camp is known for his fond
ness of pets and kindness to ani
mals. Last week he discovered a
“fish-hawk” that was temporarily
knocked out by flying into a fence.
Not recognizing the fowl, but
sensing he was of the water
species by reason of his web feet,
he placed the unfortunate bird in
the reservoir at No. 2 mill to re
vive.
Returning a few minutes later,
' he found the bird revived alright,
and that a dozen or more of his
prize gold fish had been devoured
by the osprey, so we might say
with all correctness that: “Hugh
Camp is off the gold standard!”
We have heard of man and wife
living together so long their fea
tures bear resenmbance, but here’s
a new one on us.
Almost a quarter-century ago,
* Messrs. Jim Taylor and M. D. Col
lier formed a partnership in the
grocery business. For several
months now, Mr. Taylor has been
suffering ill health and specialists
at Duke Hospital decided a blood
transfusion advisable.
Of four local people having their
blood tested at the Durham hos
pital Sunday, Mr. Collier’s was
found to be of the right type. He
went to the hospital Wednesday
for the transfusion.
Mr. Taylor’s many friends will
be pleased to know that altho slow,
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79 PUPILS
GRADUATE
NEXT WEEK
Largest Graduation Class In
History Of Local Schools
Will Be Turned Out
SERMON SUNDAY
Seventy-nine seniors will re
ceive their diplomos at the Gradu
ation Exercises to be held next
Thursday, June 1st, at the High
School Auditorium. This is by far
the largest class to graduate from
Roanoke Rapids High School, out
numbering by nine last year's
class, and more than double the
Class of 1931.
The Baccalaureate sermon will
be next Sunday, commencing at
11 o’clock at the High School
Auditorium, the Reverend W. E.
Goode, of Scotland Neck officiat
ing. The public is extended a cor
dial invitation to attend the Bac
calaureate sermon, and an especial
effort will be made to bring out a
record number of people, according
to C. W. Davis, local superintend
ent of schools.
A busy week of social activities
will be engaged in by the Seniors
during the coming week, examina
tions being, for the most part, all
over, and the last week of school
will be fittingly climaxed with the
presentation of sheep-skins at the
Graduation Exercises next Thurs
day evening.
Dr. Douglass Freeman, editor of
the Richmond News-Leader, will
deliver the graduation address.
Class Day Exercises will be Tues
day, at 8 P. M.
The Grammer Grades Commen
cement Exercises will be held
Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock.
Dr. Harold Meyer, of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, at Chapel
Hill, will deliver the address.
Approximately 173 will finish
from the Grammer grades this
year, ready to enter the Seventh
Grade, Junior High School the next
semester.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bynum, Mrs.
R. P. Beckwith, Bahnson Weathers
and A. Meikle spent Tuesday in
Richmond, Va., and attended the
Council meeting of the Federated
Clubs.
MEET MR. SIMMONS
Above is a late picture of Z. G. Simmons, Sr., founder of the
Simmons Company, who largely owns the large textile mill interests
here. Last week retailers all over the Nation celebrated “Simmons
Week,” offering special prices and displays on bedding manufactured by
the Simmons Co. Sales reports are to the effect that the drive was high
ly successful. This picture did not arrive in time for our last week’s
edition, in which story of Simmons Week was carried, but feeling there
are lots of people in Roanoke Rapids who have never seen the mill
executive, we are re-printing it this week.
DURHAM PAPER COMMENTS
ON LARGE CIRCULATION FIGURE
OF THE N. C. WEEKLY-NEWS
Points Out Goerch
On Other Side As
To Robert Reynolds
EDITOR’S NOTE —The fol
lowing story appeared in a
this week’s issue of the Dur
ham Evening SUN, and is
written from the Sun’s Capital
Bureau at the Hotel Sir Wal
ter in Raleigh.
Raleigh, May 22.—United States
Senator Robert R. Reynolds, some
times football hero, sometimes
globe trotter, author, boxer, and
all the time political aspirant, is
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Building Repaired
For News Press Room
The building at Roanoke Ave
nue and Second Streets formerly
occupied by Walter Cherry’s Pool
Room, is being remodeled and will
be the press room and local office
headquarters for the North Caro
lina Weekly-News and Herald.
Equipment, including a big, 32
page press of the type used on
metropolitan dailies will start
rolling in soon as workment have
completed.
The first issue of the new pub
lication will appeal1 about the
middle of June.
Search River For
Body Of Victim;
Drowned Sunday
Russell Lee, 22-year-old Roanoke
Rapids youth lost his life in Roa
noke River Sunday afternoon at a
point near Rook’s Island, three
miles from the bridge.
Young Lee, attending a Bruns
wick stew festival with a party of
friends was unsuccessful in his at
tempt to swim across the river,
and his companions stood helpless
ly by.
Searching parties labored as
long as there was daylight Sun
day in their efforts to find the
body, resuming the search again
Monday morning in motor beats
with aid of long poles, but it was
nearly noon before the body was
found and brought to the surface
by divers.
Funeral services for the popular
young man were held Tuesday
afternoon.
COMPLETE DETAILS INSIDE
DOCTOR
COVINGTON
RETAINED
Young Physician Will Aid
Doctor Jarman In His
Practice Here
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1
Announcement has been made
that Dr. J. M. Covington will be
retained by Roanoke Mills Com
pany, and will assist Dr. P. G. Jar
man in his mill-patients practice
here.
Dr. Covington is well-known lo
cally, and has endeared himself to
hundreds of patients with whom
he has come in contact while sup
plying for Dr. T. W. M. Long,
while the Senator-Doctor was at
tending the Legislature.
Dr. Covington is taking a brief
vacation, and will assume his new
duties as assistant to Dr. Jarman
June 1st, it is understood. He is
of the University of Virginia Medi
cal School alumni, has had ex
tensive hospital experience and
served as a physician in the Unit
ed States Navy after his gradua
tion. Roanoke Rapids welcomes
this young practitioneer as one of
its permanent citizens.
NEW AMUSEMENT PARK AND LAKE FOR CITY
City Stores Start Wednesday Afternoon Closing Hours June 8th
JUDGE PARKER WILL MAKE SPEECH IN RALEIGH
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