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Carolina’s Only TABloid NEWSpaper
The Roanoke Rapids Herald
VOLUME NINETEEN_ ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 1933. NUMBER TWENTY-ONE
GIRL KILLED BY CAR
UP AND DOWN
WITH THE EDITOR
The Woman’s Club will hold the
first meeting of the club year on
Monday afternoon at the club
house, at 3:00 o’clock. Please noti
fy your friends and bring one
At a final meeting of the
City League last night, the
League presented C. L. Elt
ing with a desk set in appre
ciation of his work as secre
tary during the past season.
Plans were discussed for a
Baseball Dance to be given
here on the night of Sep
Remodeling of the corner store
room in the Kidd Building is go
ing on. This will be used by the
Sanitary District as an office and
it will be ready for use next week.
All unemployed men in
Roanoke Rapids who wish to
get their names on the re
cords of the National Re-em
ployment Agency, should re
port to the W. C. Williams
Building in Roanoke Rapids
on Friday, September 15th,
where tan official of the Agen- 1
cy will be for that one day.
B. Y. P. U TO REORGANIZE
The Intermediate and Senior
Unions of the First Baptist Church
will reorganize for the fall season
Sunday, September 10th, at 7 P. M.
All former members are urged
to be present and bring someone
Coining as a surprise to their
many friends was the marriage of
Miss Pearl Lewis and Bill Haislip,
Tuesday, August 29th, at Emporia,
Va., The couple were married at
the Methodist parsonage by Rev.
A. J. Huges.
Mrs. Haislip is the daughter of
F. V. Lewis, of Middlesex. Mr.
Haislip is a prosperous young
business man of this town. Im
mediately after the ceremony the
• couple left for Washington, D. C.
The couple will be at home in Roa
Miss Gazelle Lewis and Bruce
Camp were the only attendants.
Coroner’s Jury Tuesday Night
Miss Virginia Laura Smith,
19 year old Halifax County girl
was instantly killed Monday night
when struck by the car of J. M.
Barrel), Roanoke Rapids textile
After two hours hearing wit
nesses and deliberating Tuesday
night, a jury summoned by Coro
ner Billy Williams exonerated
Barrell of any blame in the death
of the girl.
The accident took place on
Route 125 just a short distance
from where that road to Scotland
Neck leaves the main Halifax
road and within a mile of the
Miss Smith and her father, W.
M. Smith, were in the car of John
Warren, of Darlington. They had
a puncture and drew up to the
side of the road. Part of the car
• was parked on the highway sur
face. Just how much was a mat
ter of difference with witnesses,
but most of the car was off the
Mr. Warren was an eye witness.
He had just fixed the puncture
and the three were preparing to
get back in the car. Miss Smith
preceded him to the door of the
car. From Mr. Warren’s testi
mony, it would appear the ap
proaching car struck her just as
she opened the door of the car.
This would have placed her in a
position near the center of the
road. It is evident this was the
theory accepted by the jury.
She was thrown back against
Warren who was knocked down
and dazed. She struck the road
several feet back of the parked
car and the fall fractured the
skull. She died instantly.
Barrell, driving the other car,
stopped it about 100 feet down the
road, driving into the bank as he
applied brakes. He says it was
raining slightly and he saw the
lights of the parked car and also
those of a car parked several feet
ahead of it but did not see the
girl at all, being blinded by the
W. E. Morris, who was riding
with Barrell, said he did not see
the girl until after she was hit
and that she must have come
(Continued three pages over)
Dies At Church
Miss Margaret Boyd, 17-year-old
Phoenix society girl who has been
chosen “Miss Arizona” in a state
wide popularity contest in the
Local Pilot Wins
Rocky Mount Cup
At NRA Celebrat’rr
John L. Gore, local pilot, won
the large silver cup for stunl
flying at the Rocky Mount NRA
and Labor Day celebration Mon
The loving cup for stunt flying
was the largest of several cups
given. The celebration was spon
sored by Rocky Mount civic or
ganizations and several airmen
from all sections of the State were
on hand to give a large crowd
Mr. Gore is owner and pilot of
the large red plane often seen over
Roanoke Rapids. His landing field
is on the Roanoke Rapids-Weldon
Silver Baseballs Given
Thirteen Tabs players were a
warded silver baseballs last Sat
urday. The baseballs worded “City
League Champions 1933” went to
Wilbur Outland, Wilton Dickens,
Irvin Dickens, Hugh Bugg, Tom
Taylor, Jarvis Taylor, Ollie Acree,
George Sullivan, Bill Speight, Ed.
Moseley, Woodrow Garris, Coby
Lee Coburn, Curtis Butler. The
bajls were gifts from the Carolina
Last Words Of Mrs. Wallace
Show Premonition Of
Mrs. Mary Adeline Wallace,
aged 67, went to church for the
last time Saturday night here.
Always a regular attendant o'
the Pentaeostal Holiness Church
for the 13 years she lived here.
Mrs. Wallace wrnlked up to the
front of the church at 7 o’clock
Saturday evening with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Clara Strickland, and was
accosted by a fellow member, Mrs.
“How are you feeling to
night,” asked Mrs. Norwood.
“I am not feeling so well,’ an
swered Mrs. Wallace, “but I am
thankful I can attend one more
meeting. If I should die before I
leave the church, have them take
Whereupon Mrs. Wallace drop
ped to the ground, dead.
She was rushed to the Roanoke
Rapids Hospital but was past aid.
Doctors gave the cause of death
as cerebral hemorrhage. She had
one slight stroke seven years ago.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 10 a. m., with Rev. N. J.
Medford, of Rocky Mount, officit
ing. Interment was at her former
home in Selma Monday afternoon.
Surviving are six daughters,
Mesdames A. W. Whitley and
Clara Strickland, of this city; Miss
Lillie Wallace, this city; Mrs. A.
B. Clopton of Henderson; Mrs. C.
R. Jones of Laurinburg; Mrs. T.
M. Lee of Durham; five sons, Rev.
J. A. Wallace of Fayetteville; H.
D. Wallace, Princeton; J. D. Wal
lace, Middlesex; D. N. Wallace,
Wilson, and A. D. Wallace of Roa
George Murray Has
Broken Leg When
Car Turns Turtle
George Murray sustained a brok
en leg Tuesday night when his
car turned over as he was driving
to Williamston. He is in the Roa
noke Rapids Hospital.
George was alone in the car at
the time of the accident. He had
started on his vacation and was
on his way to pick up some
friends in Williamston.
RIP DUNN i
Every Citizen Urged To Be
At High School Tuesday
A mass meeting of Roanoke
Rapids citizens has been set for
Tuesday night, September 12th,
at the High School Building.
The meeting is called at the
request of General Hugh Johnson.
Director of the National Recovery
The principal NRA address of
the evening will be given by R.
C. Dunn, Enfield attorney, one
of the ablest speakers in the
Curtis C. Shell, secretary of the
Roanoke Rapids Merchants Asso
ciation, will act as temporary
chairman and explain the pur
pose of the meeting.
Julian R. Allsbrook will respond
to Mr. Dunn’s address on behalf
of the city of Roanoke Rapids.
Plans now call for a parade of
the Rosemary Band thru the city
and mill sections on the afternoon
of the speaking and a band con
cert will be given at the High
School that night before the speak
ing and organization.
A permanent local NRA com
mittee will be chosen Tuesday
night and plans will be made for
an immediate house to house NRA
campaign. The goal is to report
to Washington that every business
is operating under an NRA code
and that every citizen has sign
ed the Consumer’s code.
With plenty of time to plan
for it, every citizen in Roanoke
Rapids is urged and expected to
be present to hear the NRA ex
plained and to find out how each
can do his part to aid the Presi
dent in his recovery plans.
Some fifty or sixty workers will
be needed to put on the two or
three day house to house cam
The women of Roanoke Rapids
are especially urged to be pres
ent as they will play an import
ant part in the succes of NRA.
The meeting starts at 8 o’clock.
W. E. King Dies At
Hospital Here Today
W. E. King, 53, employee of
Rosemary Mfg. Co., died at the
Roanoke Rapids Hospital at 1:30
this afternoon after several weeks
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Needa King, and two daughters,
Betty and Edna.
Funeral arrangements were not
complete this afternoon, but inter*
ment will be in the family ceme*
tery in this county.