PICTURE “THE COTTON TOWNS” ,
TEN YEARS FROM NOW
With a Climate Far Superior to That of California, With More Raw
Materials Near Than Any Other State, North Carolina is the
Magnetic Pole on the Investment Field.
BY GEORGE CLAIBORNE SIMMS
Roanoke Rapids Is so far 100 per cent perfect in point of busi
ness men believing in their town and supporting it to be nationally
boosted. No man has refused yet to take some advertising space in
the Hcral’s big special edition to go to Northern Chambers of
Commerce, publicity bureaus, daily newspapers, trade journals
and to manufacturers and investors.
The big special edition will also be mailed free to all taxpayers
of Halifax county and over into Northampton county and distri
buted.in all surrounding towns.
Separate sections of the paper will be devoted to each town,
making a monstrous big paper in all. full of pictures , facts and
The campaign is now fairly launched. I am not through in Roa
noke Rapid ■ and have not reached Rosemary. The demand on my
time precludes making back calls. It is a big field to cover and a
tremendous project to gather all the data, write it and oversee the
multitude of details. I will be here until the edition is printed and
issued in March. Sections of eight pages are now being printed as
fast as possible and thus the entire undertaking will be ready to
come out on time as one big paper—a souvenir everybody will want
to keep. It will show to the people of the North that Roanoke
Rapids and Rosemary, “The Cotton Towns,” are modern, busy,
prosperous citiet? of opportunity, where climate and scenic beauty
make residential life carry and alluring charm
As a stranger, it seems to me that Rosemary and Roanoke Rap
ids should he consolidated as one city, as they have almost grown
into each other now. The name Roanoke Rapds has geographical
significance, too, as well as a historic value.
Such a move would increase the efficiency of fire protection,
police work, divide taxes more equitably and result in a general all
around benefit and gain.
The very name of North Carolina is a term to conjure with in
Yankeedom now in manufacturing and financial circles. Already
the North knows of “Thomasville, the Chair Town.” likewise
High Point, the Furniture Mart,” “Winston-Salem, the Tobacco
Center.” So why not “The Cotton Towns”—Rosemary and Roanoke
This is the purpose of the Herald in its big edition, to sell Roa
noke Rapids and surrounding towns to the Northern investor and
manufacturer, to bring the mills nearer to their raw material, thus
f cutting down prohibitive freight rates on supplies.
Y Dixie has the labor, the sites, the shipping facilities; the climate,
the water , the health conditions and 78 per cent of theraw ma
of God-given natural blessings and an ElDorado of rich opportuni
terials of all America, the next year will be a golden era of develop
ment in the South. Verily, “Carolina Sunshine” beats a big win
ter’s coal bill. Rosemary and Roanoke Rapids are a rosete sunburst
ter's coal bill. Rosemary and Roanoke Rapids are a roseata sunburst
ties but awaiting development. They are not a pot of gold at the
end of a rainbow, a mirage, but are 100 per cent real.
Last Friday night basket ball
fans enjoyed a good game when *
the locals took on the Rocky
Mount High School five. It was
a fast game and included sever
' al thrills. Rocky Mount won by
the close score of twenty six to
twenty one. Adams, for the
visitors played a fine game and
for Roanoke Rapids Lloyd -Allen
did good work, scoring eight
points. Monday night the same
teams met in Rocky Mount and
the Roanoke Rapids team again
met defeat. I
Wednesday night Coach Liven
good brought the Wildcats from
the Oxford High to town and
met defeat by the score of thirty
eight to twenty four. The game |
was slow at times and again
there were times when real bas
ketball was played by both teams
Taylor and Allen n each scored
twelve points. The line up in
cluded Taylor, Brown, and Har
rison, forwards, Lloyd Allen, cen
ter, Edmondson and Fred Vaugh
an guards. Oxford, Smith
and Strickland, guards, Walters,
center, Eaton and Hunt guards.
The girls played Henderson in
#Henderson Friday and were beat
en by a twenty four to eleven
score, showing that the local
team is making some improve
ment. Henderson has one of the
best of the girl teams of the state
, and overwhelmed Roanoke Rap
f ids in the first game here sever
al weeks ago. Johnson was the
bright star in Henderson, while
Maude Vaughan did fine work
■ for Roanoke Rapids.
A game has been arranged
with the Rocky Mount girls for
the night of February 6th to be
of local Interest
Rev. Geo. Taylor, Ph. D. D. D.
Minister First Presbyterian
Penna., brother of Dr. Job Tay
lor, Roanoke Rapids, will address
a convention at the Anniversity
Service of the Founding of the
Christian Endeavor movement,
at the Shady Side Presbyterian
Church, Pittsburg, Sunday, Feb.
3, 1924,Services - from 2:45 to
1:00 P. M. Washington D. C.
This will be broadcasted over
the Radio K. D. K. A.
Pittsburg 1924 Convention
C. H. Lehmann Convention
Chairman will preside.
Dr. George Taylor will speak
on Christian Endeavor.
! Special Music.
A. H. Brownell, State Presi
dent, will speak on Convention.
Mr. Thomas T. Shell
, Mr. Thomas T. Shell, a well
known, and highly esteemed citi
zen of Rosemary, died in the
Roanoke Rapids Hospital Friday
afternoon at five o’clock after an
illness covering several weeks.
He was sixty nine years old.
Funeral services were held in
the Methodist church in Rose
mary Saturday afternoon at
three o’clock, Rev. E. N. Harri
son and S. E. Mercer, officiating.
Interment was made in Cedar
wood Cemetery. The following
were pall bearers: Messrs. D. T.
Shell, C. C. Shell, Mitchell, E. F.
| Shell, W. H. Shell, John Crutch
field, C. 0. Byrd, and Buck Tay
; Mr. Shell has lived in Rosemary
about two years. He has a
large number of relatives in the
ROSEMARY PERSONAL AND
Mr. Ellis H. Joyner has pur
chased the residence formerly I
owned by Mr. Fenton Garris and
expects to occupy his new home
in the near future.
Miss Madge Ritter, of Carth
age, is visiting in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hannan.
Mrs. Willie Cohen, of Weldon,
was in town yesterday.
Miss Hazel Carlyle, of Raleigh,
is a guest in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Skipper.
Mrs. Roland Shell, of High
Point, is spending the week with
her mother,, Mrs. Eddie Speight.
Mr. J. L. Atkinson spent the
week-end in Wilmington and re
turned Monday bringing Mrs.
Atkinson with him. He has ac
cepted a position in the barber
shop of Mr. Will Allsbrook.
The Ministerial Association
met in the home of Rev. Chas. J.
Sheet’s Monday morning. Offi
cers for the new year were elect
ed as follows: President, Rev.
E. N. Harrison, vice-president,
Rev. T. S. Crutchfield, secretary.
Rev. Chas. J. Sheets.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis H. Joyner
spent Tuesday night in Littleton.
Mrs. J. C. Niblett, of Norfolk,
is the guest of Mrs. Charlena
Miss Anne L. Masemore spent
the week-end in Greensboro.
The Second Circle of the Wo-1
man’s Auxilliary of All Saints'
Episcopal Church was delight
fully entertained by Miss Flor
ence Bingham at Rosemary
Lodge Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurley King
■spent Tuesday in Richmond.
Messrs. I. H. and W. H. Nor
thington, of Littleton, have open
ed a wholesale grocery store in
the building formerly occupied
by Mr. Abraham under the style
of the Northington Feed and
Mr. A. A. Willis, of New
Hampshire, was in town Monday.
Mr. S. V. Holcomb, of Norfolk,
spent Monday in town.
Mr. W. A. Burnett, of Norfolk,
was in Rosemary Monday.
Miss Virginia Ogletree spent
the week-end with relatives in
The Civics Department of the
Woman’s Club met Thursday
afternoon with Mrs. E. W. Leh
The annual congregational
meeting of All Saints’ Episcopal
Church was held after the ser
vice Sunday night and reports
were made by the officers of the
various organizations. The
Vestry for this year was elected
and is made up of the following,
Messrs. T. W. Mullen, E. W. Leh
man, Jas. H. Lyerly, H. P. Allen,
J. L. Cobb, J. A. Moore, A. L.
Taylor, T. W. M. Long, W. F.
Joyner, W. L. Long, Chas. A.
Rev. S. E. Mercer, presiding
elder of the Weldon District
held quarterly conference and
preached in the Rosemary Me
thodist Church Saturday and
Miss Bernice Decker returned
home Monday night after an ex
tended visit with friends in
Evergreen, S. C.
Mr. Charles Crutchfield, of
Philadelphia, is the guest of his
Mr. W. P. Williams, of Peters
burg, was in Rosemary Wednes
Mr. L. B. Thompson, of Beaver
Dam, Va., was in Rosemary Mon
Mr. E. P. Wanaugh, of Dur
ham, spent Monday in town.
Mrs. J. M. Ramsey returned
home Monday after spending
several days with relatives in
Mr. C. L.' Moore, of Winston
Salem, was a visitor in Rosemary
! Mr. Chas. W. Green, of Nor
| folk, spent Tuesday in town.
Miss Eva Sadler has entered
the Massey Business College in
i Mr. C. L. Blankenship, of
Lloyd Johnson, one headlight,
was dsmissed upon payment of
L. J. Meade, charged with im
proper relations with Mrs. W. A.
Davis, was held under 81.000.00
bond for his appearance at the
next term of Halifax Superior
Court. The Meade case came up
for hearing after gossip had for
several years linked the names
Meade and the Davis woman
Very little evidence was brought j
out for the state, Policeman, R
H. Jackson being the only wit- j
ness. Jackson testified to seeing |
Meade and Mrs. Davis together |
on one occasion in some woods ,
back of the Patterson Mills.
The defense endeavored to1
locate the date as November 20,
last, and established an alibi a
to Meade’s whereabouts on this
date. Officer Jackson testified
that the date was either Novem
ber 26 or 27, and His Honor sent
the case on to Superior Court.
Meade was represented by
Messrs. E. L. Travis and A. C.
Zollicoffer. Mr. Geo. C. Green ap.-t
peared for the private prosecu-i
tion instituted by W. A. Davis.!
The regular meeting of the j
Parent-Teacher’s Association of j
Central School was held in the j
school auditorium Wednesday |
afternoon. Children of the third j
grades gave a very interesting j
program of songs and a play. :
after which the school children i
The president introduced Miss i
Catherine Albertson, State Sec- '
retary of the Parent-Teacher As
sociation, who spoke about the '
purposes of the organization, j
The picture, which is presented I
to the grade having the largest |
number of parents present, was ,
won by Miss Blake’s grade. |
After the meeting, tea and sand
wiches were served and a very
pleasant hour was spent.
Mrs. Wiley D. Brown
Mrs. Maggie D. Brown, the be- 1
loved wife of Mr. Wiley Brown i
died yesterday morning at her j
home seven miles from Rose
mary, after an illness of several
weeks. Funeral services were |
conducted in the home this j
morning by Rev. Chas. J. Sheets j
and interment was made in the i
family cemetery near Rocky!
Mount this afternoon at three
Lynchburg, Va., was in Rose-;
Mr. W. R. Herring, of Rose (
Hill, spent Wednesday in town, j
Mrs. L. G. Shell and little foil, j
Mrs. C. C. Shell and little daugh. j
ter spent Tuesday with friends |
in Rocky Mount.
His many friends in Rosemary j
will be interested to learn that J
Mr. John W. Vick, is a member j
of the wrestling team of the Uni
versity of North Carolina. In
the meet with the University of
Virginia in Charlottesville this:
week, press reports say the most
thrilling feature was the win of
Vick over his opponent in the
last few seconds of the contest.
Mr. C. E. Crymes, of Norfolk,:
was in Rosemary Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. McLeod, of Lum
berton, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank L. Nash.
Mr. J. R. Richardson, of Phila
delphia, spent several days in
Rosemary this week.
Muss Mary Dowtin, returned to
her home in Norfolk Monday
after spending several days here
with Miss Betty Cooper.
Mrs. J. B. Penner, of Suffolk,
Va., and Mrs. R. R.'Mecham, of
; Petersburg, Va., are visiting
I Mrs. C. A. Wyche-at “Wyche
The regular Monthly
meeting of .the Woman’s Club
j will be held on Monday afternoon
1 at 3 o’clock in the High School
■auditorium. All members are
j urged to be present and new
'members are always welcome.
ROANOKE RAPIDS PERSONAL
AND LOCAL ITEMS
Mr. Carlton Ta.vlnr, of Scotland
Neck, spent Sund-.r in town with
Miss Camti.h- Vaughan, ot Ha
lifax, spent the week-end in
Mr. Jack jrt t n, of Richmond,
spent the week end in town.
Mr. Louis Anderson, of Trinity
College, is spending a few days I
with his parents Mr. and Mis. L.
Messrs. Forest Roe and Gar
land Stevenson, of Weldon, spent
Sunday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. P, W. Pearson. !
of Valentine, spent Wednesday in
Mr. Peter Patterson left Tin
day for State College, at Raleigh,
after spending a fiw days h ire
with his sister Mrs. C. E. Mat
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Marks : : ii
little son loft Thursday for th■ Ir
home in Baltimore, after spe: d
inir sometime in the home f Mrs.
Miss Alma Lassiter spent Sun
d ty at her home in Lasker.
Miss Nellie Jones is spending a
few days in Richmosd.
Mr. F. M. Coburn spent T ■ -
day and Wednesday in Rid- it.
Messrs. A. L. Hartridgo. '• if
Rodden, L. Reeves, A. A. Willis,
Hodgedon, F. J. Coughlin. 1 f
Stone arid Webster In;'., R. s'. • ,
Mass., are in town in connect (ltl
with the installation of a new I
power plant, which is to be'
Mr. Charles Miller, of Enfield,
spent Wednesday in town.
Mr. J. T. Thomason was award
ed the contract this week for the
brick work in the Henderson Li
brary Building to he erected
shortly in Hickory, N. 0.
‘ Mice and Men” to be
Presented at High
The High School Dramatic IV-j
partment has chosen for puldic;
production this year that char-'
ming play by Madeleine LuceUej
Ryley “Mice and Men”. The I
work of memorizing, rehearsing, j
and costuming has been in pro-j
press several weeks. And 1 he
Department has recently an- j
nounced that the piece will be
ready for presentation oil the
twelfth of February.
“Mice and Men'Vas produced
by Mr. Forbes Robertson at ill
Lyric Theatre New York in 19V?;
and was greeted by critics as
.relief after that illiterate slu h
to which we have been so Ion"'
accustomed.” Its popularity has '
increased both among actors and !
lovers of good drama. It is an j
especial favorite with college
dramatic clubs; but high school!
actors seldom attempt such an
The cast now at work upon the
play gives promise of a real suc
cess. “Peggy” the hdi'oine, is to j
be played by Dorothy Dunning
Other characters of major promi
nence are“Mark Embury" the’
scientist, whose life-time is
periment is the training ot a ,
girl to his idea of perfect woman
hood; and “Captain George j
Lovell,” “scape-grace nephew,4'
who “snares the bird" while an
other waits. These parts are |
taken by Robert Merritt and Mr.-I
| Hamilton Jones respectively.!
There are twenty others in they
| The costumes, it is understood, j
are to be a feature of the pro
jduction. Hamstead, England ini
j 1786 as a setting calls for knee 1
| breeches, wigs, buckles, paniers, 1
Itichus, and the like. Many of
these costumes are being ordered
ifrom a Phladelphia house. But
lit is to the credit of the girls of:
I the cast that some of the more
elaborate ones even, are being i
I made by them. It is pleasing to
i know that the play will be ap?
1 propriately picturesque for the
I Valentine season.
M. E. CHURCH SOUTH
Rov Robert H. Broom, Pastor
Mr. W. V. W. cdroof. S. S. Supt.
Miss Vivian Edmonds. Pianist
Mr. K. L .'owe, tearher of Raraca Class.
Prof. K L. Elmore, Pres Epwnrth League
The pastor of the Methodist
church. Rev. R. H. Broom, may
be expected to preach next Sun
day at 11:00 A. M. and 7:30 P. M.
Sunday-school, led by Mr. W. V.
Woodroof, supt.. meets at 9:45
Th. Epworth League meeting,
Prof. K L. Eimore, Pre. . is held
at f>: 15 I M All of these ser
vin' s are open to the public.
The sermon lo Rev. S. E. Mer
cer. Presiding Elder of the Wel
don' District, in tin: Methodist
Church last Sunday evening was
i-trnnr and forceful, and was at
tentive! v heart* by a large congre
g ition. Considerable interest was
shown in the Quarterly Confer
ence which followed.
Rosemary Baptist. Church
Charles J. Sheets, Pastor
10:00 A. ?!. Sunday School 265
last Sunday (H6 per cent).
11:00 A. M "The Rewarding
' lay ! : !; vei ." after ('hrist’s
S cond Coming I hi) d in p:..slur’s
6:31) P. M. The R Y 1’. Unions.
7:30 P. l\1. "ii.'grees of Glory
Aim-g the Saints In Heaven.”:
pr.urth srrmo.1 on Christ’s Re
r es . 7:30 P. M. IV. M So
•Wednesday, 7:30 1'. M Prayer
Saturday. "Pilgrim’s Pro-J
grcss” s'u iy-,'nurse
Ah Saints Church
Rev Lewis N. Taylor, Rector
’•irs. CvAthcr:tu- Webster, Parish Worker
' The Church in the heart of!
. hing s” invites j ou to t he service !
next Sunday, the Fourth. Sunday :
tfter E 1 9:45. A. M.
Church School and Bible Classes;
foi adults and children, T. W.
Mullen, supt. 11 A. .M. Celebra
tion of tile Holy Communion and
sermon, “Adventures in Chris
tianity." 7:30 I’. M. evening
service and sermon, "Making a
Pearl”. Saturday Feb' «ry 2nd
i^ the I ’ea q th Pr itation
of Christ or the Purification of
the B. V. A! , (see St. Luke 2)
Celebration of the Holy Com-j
muni'ii 10 A. M. St. Mary’s
Guild, Tuesday at 3 !'. M.
Youn;; Peoples' Society 7:30
Wcibt day night. Cottage ser
vices Friday nights.
"The Church is not a Museum
of Saint. but a Hospital for Sick
“The Church with a welcome"
Wade Julius Daniel
Wade Julius Daniel, , i four
year old son of Mr. and .Airs.
Peter Daniel of Patterson Town,;
suffered t . misfortune of full
ing into an open grate Sunday
lorning a: st-ven o'docf. He
us \. as rushed to the ; i" pital j
and medical aid was promptly
given. His deatji octured Sunday
night. The funeral service was j
held in the home Monday after
noon by Ue\. Lewis N. Taylor.;
and tlio little body was laid to j
rest in Cedarwood Cemetery.
A memorial service will be
held in the High School Audiori
um Sunday afternoon at three
o’clock in memory of Mr. Ed
Avard Vincent. This service has
been arranged by the school au
thorities. Representativs from
some of the classes, members of
| the faculty and the pastors of
the town will assist in the ser
| vice. A special musical program
has been arranged. The public
jis most cordially invited.
Experiment Made Passible Through
Donation of Metropolitan Life In
surance Company. Proves Tuber
culosis May he Stamped Out of
EARLY DIAGNOSIS INVALUABLE
An epoch making enter
! prise in the field of health pro
! motion and disease prevention
, has just beeft concluded in the
Framingham health and tuber
culosis demonstration. This ex
■ perimental piece of health work
which was started in 1917 and
'ended January 1. 1924, has
1 proved that a community can de
termine to a more or less degree
.its sickness and death rate.
Through the Framingham ex
! periment most valuable research
j and demonstration in life conser
vation has been made. Special
emphasis was placed on the pre
vention of tuberculosis.
The demonstration was made
possible through a contribution
of funds to the National Tuber
jculosis Association by the Metro
politan Life Insurance Company.
Dr. McBrayer endeavored to get
.the Metropolitan Life Insurance
J Company to do this demonstra
tion in Roanoke Rapids and Dr.
Lee K. Frankel, Third Vice Presi_
dent of the Company in charge
of this work, was favorably im
pressed wth the opportunities,
but thought that a larger place
should probably be selected for
the study. After a careful study
I of many communities Framing
ham. Mass., was selected for the
work, first because of its excel
lent beginnings in the health
field; second, its typical charac
ter as an American semi-indus
trial community and third, the
[assurance of cooperation. On ac
count of its success in the under
taking it now serves as an ex
ample to communites from Maine
(o California and from Washing
ton to Florida.
1 he most important single
discovery for disease prevention
in the demonstration has been
the consultation service offei :1
to the physicians for the diagno
sis of early illness. So valuable
has this been found to the com
munity that it is to be carried
on in 1924 under the auspices of
a local health committee.
Girl Scout Tenderfoot
A most interesting Girl Scout
meeting was held on last Wed
nesday in the High School gym
nasium, when the annual Tender
loot initiation service took place.
A short play was given by the
Red Rose Troop on “The Making
of a Tenderfoot.” This was fol
lowed by a formal service in
which thirty girls were enrolled
into the Scout organization. Cap
tain Christine Temple took
charge • of the meeting
at this point and
each new candidate had to show
her ability to do some unusual
stunt. Much pleasure was de
rived from this, especially when
the officers were given a chance
to show their ability in singing,
boxing, daricing and debating.
The followng girls and offi
cers were initiated:
Pine Cone, Dorothy Dunning.'
Golden Rod, Annie Mae Mc
i Clean, Mildred Thomas, Julia
Sunflower, Lieut. (Jutland.
| Lois Akers, Myrtle Lipscomb.
Red Rose. Lieut. Sallie Foster,
i Blue Bird, Lieut. Mary Lee
Grimes, Walter Shell, Mayne
; Riggins, Jesse Davis, Nannie
1 Watford, Dorothy Daughtry,
Lurline Hardy, Cora Rook.
Holly, Captain Lois Haskins,
Jane Stainkack, Constance Bar
row, Pauline Kendrick, Audry
Boyd, Annie Kennon Taylor,
Evelyn Hudson, Lillian Bell Jen
kins, Pauline Killebrew, Margie
Collier, Evelyn Sisk, Hazel Price,
Katherine Sisk. ,