! . Volume X—Number 48 Subscription $2.00 a Year in Advance UNQUALIFIED PUBLIC APPROVAL OF HERALD’S BOOSTING “THE COTTON TOWNS” But One Man Refuses to Climb Into Band Wagon and Boost the Town He Makes His Living in. Power Com pany Offers Free Factory Sites. BY J. T. STAINBACK. EDITOR It is very gratifying to note the progress beng being made by George C. Simms, the special writer who is handling the Tenth Anniversary Edition of the Roa noke Rapds Herald, indicative as it is of the public spiritedness and broad guaged vision of the business men of the community who have been approached. So far the work has been wonder fully successful.. One business man has refused to give his sup- J port,to the enterprise, but we look on him rather as the ex- i ceptio:. that proves the rule and do not think he reflects a larger section of opinion than that lo cated under his personal head gear. j Of < on esc the work of getting up the edition may be said to have only started. Not half of the business houses of the com-1 munity have yet been approach ed. Mr. Simms is anxious that! every bit of the work shall have pis personal supervision and he is, very properly, making haste slowly. Everybody, of course, I is going to be invited to partici pate in the edition. All indications point to the Tenth Anniversary Edition be ing really the biggest and broad est thing of its kind that has e\er been published in this sec tion of the state. Mr. Simms is an expert in his chosen pro tension, is wholeheartedly enthu over the prospects for is f suing a record breaking edition and may be counted on to do his level best in maintaining a uni form standard of excellence throughout the edition. The Herald and its staff, for their part, are going to do everything possible on the mechanical end in order that the community may be proud of this co-operative ef „ ni fort to advertise nationally the advantages of this section of the Old North State. As an instance of the valuable publicity that will be contained in the Anniversary Edition may be cited the two page spread al ready subscribed by the Roanoke Rapids Power Company offering free factory sites and residential property to worthwhile indus tries wishing to locate here and se their power. All of the ad antages of this section, both •esent and potential, are going be fairly and fully set forth arid it is beyond question that an edition of this nature, distribu ted as this is going to be, will be of great and lasting advantage. j — V Mr. Patterson Returns _ i J Mr. S. F. Patterson has return ed home this week from Phila delphia where he has been for some weeks on business follow ing a vacation tour of several months in Europe and Florida. The entire community will be de lighted to learn of the great im provement in health during his P brief Pest and to welcome his re turn home. Parent-Teacher Association The Association will have a night meeting this month in order that the fathers may be able to attend. On account of a ! program at the high school next I Tuesday night. This Association hf will not have the meeting on K this night the regular meeting ■ time. The program will be how ■ ever, the following Friday even I ing, Feb. 22, at 7:30. Beside the I program planned by the grades, P it is expected to have a speaker . that will interest the fathers. WITH THECHURCHES All Saints Church 'Episcopal) Re*. Lewis N. Ti|l >r, Rector Mrs. Katheria Webster, Parish Worker Roaao'-e Arenac _ I "THE CHURCH IN THE HEART OF THINGS.” Next Sunday is Septuagesima, (seventy days before Easter.) Services: 7:30 A. M. Celebra-1 tion of the Holy Communion. 9:45 A. M. church school, bible classes for adults and children, T. W. Mullen, Supt. Morning service and sermon at eleven. Night service and ser mon at seven-thirty. St. Mary’s Guild, Tuesday 3 P. M. Second Circle of the W. A. Tuesday, 7:30. Church school service. League Monday 2:30 P. M. Young Peoples’ Society Wednes-i day 7:30 P. M. Choir rehearsal Wednesday j 7:30 P. M. Cottage meeting Friday night. “The church with a welcome” invites you. Rosem cry Baptist Church Charles J. Sheets. Pastor 10:00 A. M. Sunday school S. D. Brown. Supt. 11:00 A. M. “The Seven Judg ments,” will be pastor’s next sermon in the series on Christ’s Return. 6:30 P. M. The B. Y. P. Unions. 7:20 P. M. “The Second Death or Eternal Misery of All Who Died Lost," will be the eighth sermon on future things. Tuesday, 7:30 P. M. Aid Society. Wednesday, 7:30 P. M. Prayer meeting. Saturday afternoon and night. M. E. CHURCH SOUTH Re?. Robert H. Broom, Postor Mr. W. V. W odroof S. S Supt. Min Vivin Edaouds. Pianist Mr. K. L. !sw», teacher of Baraca Class. Prof. K. L. Elaore, Pres Epworth League 9:45 A. M. Sunday school 11:00 A. M. preaching. 6:45 P. M. Epworth League. 7:30 P. M. preaching. ALL WELCOME “We are journeying unto the place of which the Lord said, I will give it to you: come thou with us and we will do thee good: for the Lord hath spoken good con cerning Israel.”—Num. 19:29. HONOR ROOLL Junior-senior high school Fifth Grade: Mary Anderson, White. Sixth Grade: Mary Moore, Jane Stainback and Rachel Priscilla Mullen, Pearlie Istrieka, and Mary B. Newton Seventh Grade: Gladys Brig man, Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins, Duval Murry, Ruth Killebrew and William Batton. Eighth Grade: Gaynelle Green, Agatha Moore, Mary Belle Mc Alister Ninth Grade: Arnie Lewter, Ivey Crouch and Leola Vaughan. Tenth Grade: Helen Jenkins and Odell Smith. Eleventh Grade: Grace Brown, Dorothy Dunning, Evelyn Gen try, Florine Holt, Earl Rook an^ i Verona Topping. | Twelfth Grade: Hazel Cobb, IAlma Jackson and Louise Jack son. ROSEMARY PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS Mr. E. L. Bracy, of Brooklyn. N. Y. was in Rosemary Mon day. Mr. C. F. Stranberg, Jr., of Baltimore, Md., spent Saturday irt town. Dr. Walter B. Reynolds, of Olean, N. Y„ is spending several days in Rosemary with Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Cooper. Mr. W. C. Shinnick.of Charles ton, W. Va., was in Rosemary Monday. Miss Esther Marshall spent several days in Norfolk this week. Mr. Jas.C. Matthews, of Rich mond, was in town Monday and Tuesday. Mr. George Goebel, of Balti more, was in Rosemary Wednes day and Thursday. Miss Eva Sadler, who is at tending Massey Business College, Richmond, Va., spent the week end with her mother, Mrs. Mary Sadler. Mr. L. C. Atkinson, of Greens boro, was in town Tuesday. Messrs. P. H. and S. Kea. of Norfolk, spent Monday in Rose mary. Work on the Baptist Church is progressing very rapidly. Mr. W. S. Banta, of Richmond, Va., was in Rosemary Wednes day. Mr. C. A. Easterling, of Dur ham, was in town Wednesday. Mr. H. D. Powder, of Hender son, spent Wednesday in town. Mr. Emmett W. Wright who for the past several months has been in a government hospital, has re turned to Rosemary much im proved in health. Mr. B. J. Dunning spent Wed nesday in Richmond on business. The two stores on Roanoke Avenue near Tenth Street which Mr. J. W. Smoot is building for the Roanoke Hardware Company are fast nearing completion and will probably be occupied this month. Mr. J. E. Carrigan, of Burling ton, was in town Wednesday. Mrs. G. D. Shell is spending several days in northern cities buying spring goods. Mr. B. Hawkins, of Raleigh, was in Rosemary Wednesday. Mr. Dan W. Allen, of Tarboro, spent yesterday in town. Mr. G. W. Adams, of Hender son, was in Rosemary Wednes day. The Younv Peoples’ Society of All Saints’ Episcopal Church held a very enjoyable Valen'ine Fair in the parish hall of the Church Wednesday night. A large number of people were present and enjoyed the occa sion. Mr. A. S. Johnson, of Vidalia, Ga., was a visitor in Rosemary Tuesday. Mr. W. V. Wheeler has ac cepted a position with the Rose mary Supply Company. Mr. Edwin Branch of Enfield, was the guest of Mr. Wm. Wil liams several days this week. Miss Bernice Decker left this week to spend a few days in Lumberton. Mr. J. Hunter Norman, of Halifax spent Wednesday in Rosemary assisting in the in come tax report work. Mr. F. B. Parkar, of Rocky Mount, spent Wednesday in Rosemary. Mr. Joe Cox spent the week end in Winston-Salem. Mr. and Mrs. John Braswell and daughter, of Rehoboth, were visitors in town Friday. Mr. W. C. Williams attended the funeral of Mr. John P. Johnston in Littleton Sunday. Miss Lillian McCaskey return, ed to her home in Greenville this week. Mr. R. W. Rawls, of Rocky Mount, was a visitor in town Wednesday. Miss Bertha Cox spent the week-end in Winston-Salem. Mr. B. H. Woodlief, of Raleigh, was in town Tuesday. Judge J. M. Mullen, of Peters burg, Va., was the guest of Mr. BODY WAS VASSAR’S AND NOT VINCENT’S ! Grave Opened and Remains Identi fied by Twin Brothers. Had Been Hviwmitlng Fish Near Danville When Killed by Blast. Buried on last Thursday afer noon as Edward Vincent the bo ' found last week on the Northampton shore of the Roa noke i; er about a mile up stream from the bridge was dis interred on Saturday morning, identified as the body of Edward Vasser, of near Danville, and carried to Vasser’s home in Vir ginia for its second and final in terment. The identification hingeing mainly on the belt found on the body was practically absolute. The description of the belt, an unusual one, given by Vasser’s twin brothers who arrived here Friday night, agreed in every detail with that taken from the body. It was described as having had a buckle inlaid with pearl which had been broken off some t'me ago, leaving a recess in the front of the buck'e and the rivet in the center which had held the pearl. The Vasser brothers stated that their brother had been kill ed by an explosion of dynamite on November 2(>, 1923, while en gaged in dynamiting fish on the Staunton river, a tributary of the Roanoke, near Danville. This fact accounted for the frightful ly mutilated condition of the body, and the date of the death for its advanced state of decom position. They also stated that the deceased Vasser had been operated on for appendicitis. Edward had not. Upon exhuma tion of the body by Undertaker E. Lb Glover, with the consent of Mrs. J. F. Vincent, mother of Edward Vincent, an examination by Dr. T. W. M. Long revealed the scar ot an appendicitis operation, also the fact that the collar bone of the body had been broken and reknitted as stated by Coroner Rowe, of Weldon, and on which the identification ol' the body as that of Edward Vincent had been chiefly based. Vasser was described by his brothers as a man six feet two inches weight around 185 lbs., and thirty three years of age. Vasser is survived by a wife and two children and the finding of his body will make much easier their collection of his msurance, settlement of which had been held up for absolute proof of death. The identification of the body as that of Vasser bears out the statements of all who were ac quainted with the intricacies of the Roanoke that Vincent’s body could never have floated to the point where this body was found. It still leaves the location of Vincent’s body and the circum stances of his untimely death a mystery as unexplainable as ever. CARD OF THANKS 1 take means of thanking my friends for their many acts of love and kindness during the sickness and death of my dear husband. Mrs. Thomas T. Shell. England’s Diving Thrush. The English brook-hunting dipper la an oddity—a thrush which hns become a waterblrd. Deeper nnd deeper It thrust Its head into the water seeking for aquatic beetles nnd other Insects, aa.vs an authority. At length It came to disappear altogether, and became 1 a diver. Still It hns not acquired eves yet any of the characteristics of the true diving birds. Its feet are u» webbed. It Is still a thrush. Why Pawnbrokers Are "Unciea.*' The original pawnbrokers were ths bankers, and the epithet “uncle” la ■aid to be from the Larin uncus, a hook on which the brokers hung tholr pledges. | and Mrs. T. W. Mullen, Tuesday, | Mrs. R. H. Gay spent several days in Baltimore this week. i ! ROANOKE RAPIDS PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS - j Messrs. T. F. Gaddy and Wil liam Wafford have returned after spending several days in Charlotte. ' lotte. Mr. Julian Allsbrook, of | Chapel Hill spent the week-end1 here with his parents Mr. W. T. Everington, of j Kinston, hits accepted a position [with the Herald Publishing Co. Miss Cammie Vaughan, of Halifax, spent the week-end here, i with her parents. Mr. Marion Saunders, of Chape! i Hill spent the week-end here with with his parents. Mrs. Gordon Council! and lit-1 Ue daughter are visiting rela ties in Agusta Ga. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ross, of Goldsboro, spent the week-end here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glover Mr. F. M. Coburn has return- j ed after an extended visit to j northern markets. j' Miss Alma Lassiter spent the week-end out of town. Miss Ellen Fields is visiting! friends in Scotland Neck. ! Miss Martha Bowers spent the week-end at her home near , Littleton. ^ Miss Sallie Foster spent the . week-end in Wilson. . Mr. J. T. Barnes spent the } week-end at his home in Kenlv, , N.C. ji Mesdames W. H. Jones and | P. VV. Ray and Mr. George Fore- j man, spent Wednesday in Rocky l Mount. !, BASKETBALL 1 -— . i The Roanoke Rapids Basket , i Ball team won a twenty nine to j twenty three victory over the'] Scotland Neck High quint on the ; floor of the high school gymna-: i sium Friday night. There were ] no particular shining stars,: j every man on the local team showing a good brand of team j work. The line-up was as follws: i; Bi own and Taylor, forwards, ] i Allen, center, Vaughan and i Edmondson, guards. Scotland 11 Neck, Holiday H., and Holiday I: 1). V„ forwards, White, center, Bennett, Moore and Allsbrook, ; guards. The same night the girls team,! 1 with Louise Jackson, starring'; and the other members of the ! team playing fine ball, Rocky i Mount’s team of girls met de-! feat by having the score doubled ; on them, twenty three to '; thirteen. The locals lined up as ’ the following, Louise Jackson. |, Leola Vaughan, Edna Wofford, i forwards, Maude Vaughan, ceil-;; ter, Mildred Taylor and Iva Pitt, ] guards. The visitors’ team was i composed of, H. Gordon, B. Joy ner, and E. Brinkley, forwards, i Herring, center, H. Blake, M. Burnett and S. Eason, guards. Next Monday night the Boys’ team journeys to Oxfrd for a second game with the Oxford Highs. In the first basket ball game of the series for the State) ftiampionship Roanoke Rapids defeated Norlina in the local' gym last night, winning by the score of twenty eight to twenty six. I May Develope Crop of Big Return Value Discovering that the sandy soil on the other side of the river is almost identical in nature and moisture retaining properties with that of the "big onion” i belt of Texas, I. A. Phelps is I making a test this year of one !acre of the mammoth Sftanish ! onions that grow from two to ! six pounds each and retail at ten | cents per pound and upwards. I Several Texas counties that were (starved out three successive i years by the boll weevil now | raise these onions instead of cot :ton and make triple the profits of cotton. Taylor & Collier’s Store Which Was Destroyed by Fire Wednesday Morning FIRE FIEND DESTROYS BIG TAYLOR & COLLIER STORE IN NIGHT Popular Firm Loses Heavily in Blaze of Unknown Origin. Safe which Held Accounts Withstood the Inferno of Heat. Firm Makes Temporary Plans to Handle Trade. beautiful Memorial Service* At Halifax One of the most beautiful nemorial services ever present- ] d to the people of Halifax coun-1 y was solemnized at Halifax ourt House yesterday afrernoon t three-thirty o’clock to the ate lamented and beloved VVood ow Wilson, when every member >f the legal body present, which ncludes some of the most bril iant minds in the state, took iart in the ceremony. Mr. Raymond Dunn was in harge of tjie program and pre ided in that masterly manner leculiar to the able Enfield law •er, and he was assisted by the earned judge and the leading nembers of the bar. Auer a neautitui and appro-j iriate prayer by the Kev. Mr. | .lidyette of Halifax, the follotv ng able lawyers and statesmen laid glowing tributes to the rreat and noble dead man. Judge Connor, the presiding urist; Hon. K. L. Travis, Sr., ormer chairman of the Corpora ion Commission; Hon. S. M. Cary, Clerk of Court and juve lile judge; Dr. Guy Suiter, who poke in behalf of the American region ; Hon. Garland Midyette, I Solicitor for the Second Judicial District; Mr. Ashby Dunn, a I eading lawyer of Scotland Neck; | he Presbyterian minister ofj toanoke Rapids, and Mr. Geo. C.! Creen, a prominent and able at-! orney of Weldon. The eulogies were most beauti u! and appropriate. The court j lad adjourned for the occasion ind the bnilding was packed to iverflowing, but so tiuiet, re ipectful and orderly was the arge congregation that a pin ould have been heard to fall ipon the floor.—Scotland Neck Commonwealth. I t Drder of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church SEPTUAGESIMA. February 17. 11: A. M. Processional, Alleluia, Sing to lesus.—Haydn. Venite—Woodard. Gloria Patri—Woodard. Te Deum Laudamus—Boskirk. Jubilate Deo—Woodard Hymn, Praise to the Holiest in the Height—Dykes. Offertory Sentence, All things Come of Thee—Anon Recessional Hymn, 0 Savior, Precious Savior—Anon. Four-Fold Amen—Newkom me. Choir director, Mrs. Walter Simpson. Organist—Miss Ruth Transou. The public is most cordially invited. ;> A Mllllanalra. Tr ba a mllllanalra In tha Unltad States a roan must have $1,000,000; In England, $1,000,000; In Prance, 1,004.000 franca In hla own oountrj s si* must possess a million la tha ill Manor to ha unud ' it ' Fire of unknown origin break ing out in the early morning hours of last Thursday, com pletely wiped out the two story, two store brick building of Messrs. Taylor & Collier, located on the corner of Roanoke Avenue and First Street. Many citizens were not awaken by the alarms given by the town tire bell and the morn ing bell of the Roanoke Mills Company, and a comparatively small crowd gathered at that early hour. The water pressure was so low as to be useless in lighting the fire, proving insuffi cient to extinguish an awning which caught fire on an adjoin ing building, but most of those who witnessed the conflagration dated that the fire had made such headway before its dis covery that it would have been IIIIIJU.'IOIUIC LW CAUU^Ul^M it with any pressure. The loss amounts to about thirty thousand dollars, a cor tiderable portion being covered ay insurance. Tt is interesting to note in connection with the ire that a steel Underwriters' Label safe, situated in the build ng, carried its contents, in truding about thirteen thousai 1 iollars of accounts receivable, through the fire is al most in perfect condition, rhis is the first tesl been subjected in the com munity. Messrs. Taylor & Collier have made arrangements to handle their trade through their Rose mary store, the Taylor Grocery Company, until they can erect a temporary building on lots across the street offerer them by Mr. J. T. Chase, of the Roa nokt- Rapids Power Company. They expect to rebuild at their old location as soon as possible and plans are now under way for a modern store building com plete in every particular. HONOR ROLL CENTRAL SCHOOL FIFTH MONTH First Grade: Sam Baird, Hat tie Mitchell, Margaret Long and Louise Clary. Second Grade: Charlie Dow nes, Frances Hines, Virginia Conner, Lois Hux, Ruby Lee, Jesse Jenkins and Charlie Tew. Third Grade: Lillie May Mat thews, Mildred Tutor, Edith El more, Louise Hux, Virginia Bell Vincent, Wilma Edwards and Virginia Akers. Fourth Grade: Dorothy Crutchfield, Rosa Heath Long, Mary Perkinson and Hilda Hines. An Appeal For Help The Social Service Committee of the Woman’s Club appeals to the town for help in behalf of the two families who were burned out at the Taylor & Collier fire. Clothing has been supplied, but money for replacing house hold utensils and furniture iis sorely in need. Mrs. E. J. Coltrane, Chairman.