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The Roanoke Rapids Herald VOLUMN EIGHTEEN ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 16th, 1933 NUMBER FORTY-EIGHT Last Vote Held Over By Illness Of Rep. Pope UP AND DOWN Ghe Avenue WITH THE EDITOR There were few signs of anyone being “panicky” upon encountering difficulty in getting their pay checks cashed last Saturday. City banks were cashing pay checks Friday, tho found they should not do so Saturday, and altho of course it caused some lit tle inconvenience, with “trading” a little merchandise ... a little cur rency . . . and in many instances checks for smaller denominations, business went on much the same as usual . . . “Up and Down The Avenue.” The Rosemary Concert Band will give a concert on the lawn of Roa noke Rapids Hospital at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, providing the weather will permit. For the past few days, weather has been ideal for such a concert, and doubtless a good crowd will attend Sunday afternoon, if “Spring” stays with us. L. M. Swett, auctioneer in charge of the big Auction “Sell ing Out Sale” of furniture conduct ed by L. A. Daniels in the build ing next door to Joyner Motor Co., beginning Saturday, is one of the South’s best-known auctioneers. Mr. Swett travels all over the south, and said that Roanoke Rapids looked like one the the “brightest spots” on the map to him. The Western Union announces: Four extra words free on all tele grams ... as long as the words are “Reply by Western Union.” Telegraph officials deny the gift to the public is a “Scotch” one, pointing out the use of the free words by anyone will hasten the answer to a telegram, and will therefore benefit the public as well ns the company. Word has been received here that T3. B. Crutchfield, son of Mrs. T. T. Crutchfield of this city, who is a third-year student at State Col lege in Raleigh, has been elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi, national honorary society. Mem bership in this organization is the highest schoolastie honor. Young Crutchfield was chosen, along with twelve other upper classmen from State. TWO BANKS IN COUNTY OPEN ® Roosevelt Raises Son# j xancO&ii. ' ■■ ' , Two weeks before being inducted into office as President of the United States, Franklin I>. Roosevelt visited Masonic ^all in New York City, there to 'witness and raise his son, Elliott Roosevelt to the degree of Master Mason in the Architect Lodge, F. and A’.M. . . . The photo waa taken of father and son at the lodge hall Funeral Monday For Geo. L. Carpenter Northampton County Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, March 13th, from the W. C. Williams Funeral Home for George L. Carpenter, 37 year-old resident of Northampton County who died Sunday, March 12th, in Roanoke Rapids Hospital. Rev. V. H. Grantham of the Christian Church of this city offi ciated at the funeral, and inter ment was in Northampton County Cemetery at four o’clock Monday afternoon. — FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Reverend L. V. Harris, of Scot land Neck, will preach at the First Methodist Church next Sunday morning at the regnlar 11 A. M. services. The public is cordially in vited to attend. Two Halifax county banks open ed for business this morning, Thursday, March 16th, on an unre stricted basis handling business in the customary manner, The Citizens Bank & Trust Co., of this city, and the Bank of Enfield, of Enfield. According to word coming from Frank L. Nash, cashier of the Cit izens Bank and Trust Co., at a late hour Thursday afternoon, the a mount of their deposits for the day would be many times their withdrawals. Both county banking houses were accepting checks on all banks that are open, in the custo mary manner. According to Mr. Nash, and W. R. Garnett, cashier of the Bank of Enfield, banking affairs at the two institutions are above par over when they closed, by order of the President in accordance with the national banking holiday. Other banks in the county anti cipate opening at a very early date, on the same basis as before closing, it was said. ! L. A. Daniels Will Sell Out Furniture Stock At Auction L. A. Daniels, proprietor of the Daniels Furniture and Sales Co., at South Rosemary, who took over the stock and business of the New York Furniture Co., at that place several years ago, announces in this week’s issue of the Herald that he will sell out his entire stock at Auction, and has engaged the services of L. M. Swett, auctioneer, to be in charge of the sale. me entire stock of the New York Furniture Co., or the Daniels Furn. Co., as the firm has more recently been known, will be mov ed to the building next door to Joyner Motor Co., for the sale, which starts Saturday, and lasts until everything has been sold. Two sales will be conducted daily, at 3 P. M. and at 8 P. M., tho doors will be opened an hour prior to each sale, at which time serections may be made. Accord ing to the announcement, any and all articles will be offered at abso lute auction, going to the highest bidder. Free prizes are offered each day of the sale, and it is said that Mr. Daniels has an unusually high grade stock at this time. When officially notified today that Repre sentative R. Hunter Pope was ill at his Enfield home with the flu, speaker Reginald Harris graciously consented today to hold up the third and final reading of S. B. 242 until the first of next week. Mr. Pope has been confined to his bed all this week. Those who have talked with him say he is better and anxious to return to Raleigh to carry thru his floor fight to obtain a vote for Roanoke Rapids people. The bill was scheduled to come up today for the last readme: and vote. There has evidently been some misunder standing why Roanoke Rapids citizens were staying in Raleigh to talk to legislators about this bill. When Mr. Pope decided to make his fight for the referendum amendment’ he stood all alone. He called for assistance, as with his other legislative duties, it would be impossible for him to wage any kind of successful fight without aid. So several citizens, interested in getting a vote on the bill, volunteered to assist him. When he became ill last week, it was doubly important that he be assisted in his fight. Those in Raleigh have kept in daily touch with Mr. Pope at Enfield. There has grown up between them a close bond of friendship and Mr. Pope’s honesty of purpose and courage has won the admiration of the Roanoke Rapids people as well as his fellow legislators. Altho this is his first year in the legislature, and he is faced with foes of long political and legislative experience, Mr. Pope’s cause is slow ly but surely gaining ground. No one can tell the outcome as three weeks ago practically the entire body was pledged a gainst him and even today Senators are report ed coming oyer into the House, “lobbying” the Representatives from their particular counties against the amendment. Those who have stuck it out with Mr. Pope refuse to leave him, especially since he is sick in bed, and the fight will continue until the last vote next week. City Schools Will Celebrate Arbor Day With Chapel Program At An Early Date Arbor Day, Friday, March 17, will be observed by many schools and organizations throughout the state with tree plantings and spec ial programs on the preservation and improvement of our North Carolina forest lanas. As is the custom with the local schools, an early Chapel program will be devoted to “Arbor Day” according to word coming from City Superintendent C. W. Davis. With two-thirds of the total land of the state forest land, the people of North Carolina may well afford to give one day in the year to the consideration of their trees and the cultivation of this forest area.