- . m “ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL”
ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., JUNE 23rd, 1931
KJK CITY EXTENSION BILL
-UP AND DOWN
-WITH THE EDITOR
It was a great victory for a great
cause, that election today, and we are
proud to live in a city made up of
Did they vote and how. All day
long Think of it—1,289 people voted
at the polls in the North Ward.
They saiu we were hard on the op
ponents—not at all charitable. All
right. Now we can b e charitable.
This **— * -** e>
We are willing to call it quits and
have no more critical things to say
about the opposition. Finis.
But, Oh boy, what we would like
to have to say about the proponents,
but this is just a little extra effort on
on our part to show how good we feel.
The price of this issue is supposed
to be one penny with the newsboys
getting the penny.
WE THANK YOU. See you in the
regular issue Thursday.
Record for Red Woodworth
Wade (“Red”) Woodworth of Evans
ton, 111., winner of the outboard mo
tor boat race from Albany to New
fork, seated on his craft after being
towed to the dock from the finish line.
In winning, Woodworth set a new res
orfl of 3 hours and 10 minutes.
I Marriage for Reform !
I By THOMAS ARKLE CLARK f
f Dean of Men, University of I
i Illinois. ''
There used to be a familiar saying
years ago when a young woman en
iiTeii into a mar
with a rather
wild and unregen
erate partner that
she had married
him to reform
him. There was
also among some
the feeling that
such a reform
SMb.. *V» 1
now recall that I
any specific illus- I
t r a 11 o n s were j
brought forward to prove me ease. ;
I general, those who were led into
matrimony with the purpose of bring
ing about their reformation kept on in
the same crooked path that they had
previousl. been following.
There is an old Norse legend of a
farmer named Gudbrand and his wife
who lived very happily together, the
wife never trying to reform her hus
“Now you must know,” the story
goes, “that tills man and his good
wife lived so happily together and
understood one another so well, that
all the husband did the wife thought
so well done, there was nothing like
It in the world, and she was always
glad whatever lie turned his hand to.”
They owned their farm, they had
one hundred dollars In tin* hank, and
they had two cows, one of which they
decided to sell. Gudbrand undertook
to sell the cow, but no one In town
would buy her.
On the way home he met n man
with a iiorse for which he trade'! the
cow. As he progressed lie made a
succession of trades and came one
after the oilier into possession <d' a
pig, a goat, a sheep, a goose, and i
cock. Tills last he disposed of for 11
shilling and then spent the shilling
for a bite to eat.
On the way home he met a man
win*, upon hearing the details of his
bargaining, wagered him a hundred
dollars that when tlie wife heard the
story Gudbrand would lie roundly
scolded. However, she, like a sensi
ble woman, approved everything lie
«EV 1931. Western Newspaper rnlon.l_
The man who says
his wife doesn’t un
derstand him pi’ob
*ably doesn’t talk in
1 (lie same language
gg In Hip «1- » of Irs murisinp.
He Makes His Bow to Royalty
! .Master lleadley, here photographed, hasn't a tummy ache but la
making bis bow to the duchess of York after presenting her with a pursa
during tin1 Royal Medical Benevolent Fund garden party in the Royal BotanH
cal garden.i at London.
Temple University Star
John “Bugs” Bonner, Temple uni
versity star athlete, who holds a con
secutive scoring record of basketball
play by tallying at least a foul goal
In each of ldO games, covering a pe
riod of seven years. Bonner was cap
tain of the football team last year,
and recently was named to lead the
baseball team for the coming season.
Wright Wins at Tennis
Dr. Jack Wright of Montreal, Can
ada, captain of last year's Canadian
Davis cup team, In action nt Plnehurst,
N. C., where he captured the North
and South tennis championship.
It took Alice Hurd of Bridgeport,
Conn., 70 years to find the right man
hut when she did she promptly prom
ised to marry him.
-A DIM E j J
KEEP IT* .
“Egg” Mayor Ousted
This is Mat Wagner, whose recent
election as mayor of Winona, Minn.,
wfas annulled when he was convicted
of violating the state corrupt practice
act by distributing eggs for one cent a
dozen when the retail price was 18
An egg said to be twice the size of
an ordinary egg and having a “nat
•nal map of the universe,” on it was
laid by a hen belonging to Mrs. W. C.
fiermon, of Martin, Tenn.
Don Dickerman, artist of New
York, was awarded a $100 prize for
defining love as ‘‘a season pass on
the shuttle between heaven and hell.”
Mrs. James Mason of Adrian, N. D.
stabbed a tramp in the arm when he
tried to steal a pie she had baked for
Mr. and Mrs Harvey Wheeler spent
Sunday with friends in Virginia.
The final vote in the election today as tallied
jyatheoelection officers after the noils closer] at um.
NORTH WARD PRECINCT 1
For City Extension—1,265.
Against City Extension—24.
SOUTH WARD, PRECINCT 2
For City Extension—941.
Against City Extension—94.
For City Extension—2,206.
Against City Extension—118.
Majority For City Extension—2,088.
With smooth working efficiency, the finest
election day organization in the history of the com
munity marched triumphant to victory and a uni
fied citizenry expressed in no uncertain terms its
desires as an electorate
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the finest spirit was evident around the polls.
Fifty workers in automobiles formed a ma
chine like engine which worked tirelessly thruout
the hot day, from sunrise to sunset, on the second
longest day of the year.
They came from every walk of life — these
city builders of ours — to cast their vote for a big
ger and better city. They voted as a unit. Any op
position which might have been evident in d a y s
past was swept to oblivion before the greatest ava
lanche of votes ever cast in this community.
Two records were set today by Roanoke Ra
pids voters. They voted and they voted as a unit.
Following an unprecedented registration o f
2,691 voters for the special election, a registration
brought about by the effort of the same splendid
organization used today, Roanoke Rapids and
Rosemary voters set what is probably an all time
record by voting practically 90 per cent of that re
Tonight, as Registrars Clark and Welch turn
ed over the final vote to the special election board,
which in turn certified the election by official ac
tion, the entire area from the canal to the creek be
came known officially and to the world as t h e
CITY OF ROANOKE RAPIDS.
Thanks to a splendid people and a hard work
ing organization, this community has taken the
most forward step in its entire history.__
NEW CITY CASTS 2,324 VOTES
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