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The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME NINETEEN_ ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 13th, 1933 NUMBER THIRTEEN
NEW AVENUE ROAD
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UP AND DOWN
’Ghe Avenue
WITH THE EDITOR
The Weldon Electric Company,
county distributors for Frigidaire,
has opened a display in the garage
building located nextdoor to the
Roanoke Motor Co., where a spec
ial two-weeks demonstration will
be held.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the display, and a useful
souvenir is presented each lady
visitor.
An advertisement in Sunday’s
News and Observer will announce
to the entire state that Roanoke
Rapids is FIRST with West
ern-Electric Wide Range sound
system.
Installation of the new, improv
ed sound apparatus was complet
ed at the Peoples this week, and
by next week will be in operation
also at the Imperial. Considerable
improvement in tone and quality
is noted.
E. W. Eubanks, city ticket agent
for the Seaboard announces that
the special excursion to Virginia
Beach, advertised for next Sunday,
July 16th, has been called off,
but instead, his company is run
ning a through train to the Beach
on Wednesday, July 19th, for the
benefit of the Sunday School con
vention to be held there. Schedule,
and full information will be found
in the company’s advertisement in
this issue.
The sti-ains of “Hossen Kalie
Mazel Tov” supplanted those of the
familiar “Here Comes The Bride”
Sunday at Richmond, when Young
Samuel Marks, youthful Roanoke
Rapids merchant was wedded to
Miss Jeanette Ravdin.
The couple are off on their
honeymoon tour, the itinerary of
which includes points in Canada,
and the Century of Progress Ex
position in Chicrgo. They will be
at home, shortly, to their many
friends in Roanoke Rapids, at the
home of the groom’s mother, Mrs.
B. Marks, on Roanoke Avenue.
Boys in the Civilian Conservation
Corps camp near Andrews, Chero
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Breaking in on the first meet
ing of the newly formed State
Highway Commission, a Roanoke
Rapids delegation asked for a
new highway from Littleton to
Roanoke Rapids, for’ the improve
ment of Roanoke Avenue, and ap
proved plans f°r immediate work
to start on the Lawrenceville
road from Camp’s Store.
Results: An order by Chairman
Jeffress, aproved by the Board, to
place the Roanoke Avenue project
on the calendar for immediate at
tention. Said Chairman Jeffress,
“There is real merit in your re
quest. Something must be done a
bout that.”
Results: Survey of the Littleton
Roanoke Rapids highway for the
purpose of deciding whether or not
to tear out the present oil surface
and lay a rock foundation with as
phalt surface. No chance for con
crete. New asphalt road probable.
Results: Immediate starting of
top-surfacing the Lawrenceville
road, similar to Virginia type road
on other side of line.
Sidelights: A concrete road
from Scotland Neck toward Rich
Square already approved. Accord
ing to Mr. Jeffress, Virginia will
build a new bridge on Federal
Highway One which will divert
much heavy truck traffic from
I.ittleton-Roanoke Rapids road now
using this route because of size
of trucks. Mr. Will Woodard, new
member from Rocky Mount, much
interested in Roanoke Rapids.
MORE INSIDE
Represent Halifax
At Anniversary Of
Laying Cornerstone
Banner Is Carried In Honor
Of Former State Capital
At Celebration
The last General Assembly vot
ed that on July 4th at Raleigh
there should be a celebration of
the one hundredth anniversary of
the laying of the cornerstone of
the Capital. It was planned that
all the towns in the State where
the General Assembly met prior
to 1833 should be asked to send
floats, but no money was appro
priated to finance it. The ladies of
Halifax with Miss Nannie Gary as
chairman, made the money for
Halifax by a benefit card party.
A float was planned but owing to
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EASTERN DISTRICT CONTESTANTS
Winners of school, county and field district preliminaries, the
five young students above participated in the Eastern district essay
contest of the North Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative Associa
tion, competing for the right to enter the State finals.
Reading left to right they are: Miss Irene Whitehurst, of Conetoe
High School, who won first place, Julian H. Shaw, of Littleton, and
Miss Grace Mewborn, of Snow Hill, who tied for second; Miss Mildred
Davis, of Pendleton, third; and Miss Mary Lane, of Hertford, fourth.
9 New Homes To
Be Built Here
Barber Shops Will
Close At 6 O’clock
During Week Days
On Wednesday night, July 12th,
the barbers of Roanoke Rapids
held a meeting in the Sanitary
Barber Shop, to decide several im
portant items. During the meet
ing it was unanimously voted that
the operating hours of all barber
shops, beginning July 17th, within
the limits of Roanoke Rapids, be:
Week Days, 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.
Saturdays, 8 A. M. to 10 P. M.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Earl Leach, of
New York City, spent some time
this week in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Williams.
Nine new homes will be built in
and near Roanoke Rapids in the
next few months because of a line
of credit extended the Roanoke
Rapids Building & Loan Associa
tion by the Federal Home Loan
Bank at Winston Salem, and in ad
dition ten other loans will be made
present home owners for repairs
and refinancing outstanding mort
gages.
A total of $28,300 new money
will be obtained by the local Asso
ciation within thirty days and
this practically cleans up the ex
isting loan list of the organization.
Formal action was taken by the
directors of the Building & Loan
at its regular monthly meeting
this Monday night at which time
the nineteen loans were approved.
MORE INSIDE
Increase Comes As
Voluntary Move On
Part Of Management
Effective Monday morning
of this week, July 10th, wag
es at Roanoke Mills Co., and
at Patterson Mills Co., were
voluntarily raised 10%, and
this week’s payroll will be
larger, by many hundreds of
dollars, than any previous one
for many months.
In an announcement made last
week by S. T. Peace, president of
Roanoke Mills Co., which was the
first official notification of the
salary increase, he said in part:
It now appears that the
Government, at an early date,
is going to step in and help
Us to be able to pay higher
wages. We will welcome the
coming of that day. It is our
desire and intention to co-op
eiate with the Government to
the fullest extent and sincerely
hope that life for us all may
he easier and happier.
“For the week beginning Mon
day, July 10th, 1933, wages int
the Roanoke and Patterson
Miills Company will be volun
tarily increased ten percent
(10%). When the new law be
comes effective, those wages
will be further adjusted and
it now appears that in most
cases this will mean a further
advance. We do not know when
we will receive full instruc
tions from the Government
but we are looking for an
early date.”
Mr. Peace returned Thursday
morning from a meeting of the
American Cotton Manufacturers
Association held in Charlotte Wed
nesday. The meeting was for the
purpose of discussing the textile
code based on such knowledge as
was then available on the subject,
and wag well attended by textile
manufacturers and members of the
N. C. Cotton Manufacturer’s Asso
ciation, of which Mr. Peace is a
director.
Beginning- July 17th, all cotton
mills will work under a code got
ten out by the cotton mills, and
which they have submitted to the
Government, and which has been
approved by them.
Under this code, the number of
hours will be not to exceed 40
per week, and will presumably ter
minate in five 8-hour days. The
code is also working on the matter
of wages, and is endeavoring to
find out just what would be to
the best interests of all concerned.
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