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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, September 27, 1934, Image 1

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Carolina’s Only TABloid NEWSpaper
T he Roanoke Rapids Herald
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Mr. and Mrs. Howard Han
cock returned Tuesday from their
honeymoon trip to New York.
They are at home in their ap
artment in the Citizens Bank
The Young Mens Civic Club
met tonight in the basement of
the Christian Church. Two new
members were voted into the club.
Plans for a joint meeting with
the Kiwanis Club next Thursday
night, for the further selling of
dollar tickets to any football
game here for the purpose of
buying new equipment for the
Hi School squad, and the sponsor
ing of junior football teams in
the city, were approved. Coby
Williams, Pig Speight and John
Glover entertained highly with
a musical program. Guest speak
er was Carroll Wilson.
Selling old gold was tried by
many at the Rosemary Drug Co.
this afternoon, a buyer paying an
average of about $40.00 per
ounce for pure gold. One small
18 karat gold watch case brought
$8, but most of the stuff was
only gold plated and brought
very little.
Miss May Stone, superinten
dent of the Presbyterian Hospi
tal, Newark, N. J., is visiting
Dr. and Mrs. John Martin. They
took a trip to Williamsburg, York
town and other historic Virginia
places yesterday.
Merchants along the Avenue
perked up a little today with 600
working at Rosemary and about
1,000 at Roanoke and Patterson.
They say it makes them feel
better to hear the machines run
ning even tho business may not
come for a week or two.
Local fishermen have been vis
iting Warren’s Pond near Lit
teton more than usual during the
past few weeks. Fairly good luck
has been reported. Local deer
hunters have had very good for
tune, several families being for
tunate enough to receive wel
come gifts of choice venison.
Sheriff Johnson reports that
one Halifax County farmer who
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Elliott Clark of Weldon was
inducted into office as the new
Commander of Shaw Post of
the American Legion at Weldon
Tueday night, following supper
at the Legion Hut.
The Weldon Post has now
been increased by members of
the former Roanoke Rapids Post
who have transfered to Weldon
and the new combined Post starts
a most aupicious year. Next reg
ular meeting of the Post is sched
uled for Roanoke Rapids.
Some twenty five veterans
from Roanoke Rapids have either
joined or intend to join the Wel
don outfit. It was announced
that Tuesday night of Fair Week
will be Legion night and all ex
service men will enter the
grounds free. Tickets for Roan
oke Rapids vets will be at Rose
mary Drug Company.
The Peoples Theatre, closed all
this week, will remain closed
next week and will reopen for
business on Monday, October 8th,
according to the present plans.
During next week a new auto
matic sprinkling system for
fire protection will be installed
in the theatre.
Plans for reopening were made
immediately after the new3 of
the end’ of the national textile
strike. Pictures had been cancel
led out for an indefinite period.
The Roanoke Rapids Hospital
reopened last Sunday night af
ter a partial shutdown for a
few days.
With the opening of Rosemary
Mfg., Co., Monday morning and
a planned opening of the other
mills later in the week, the
Board of Trustees voted to begin
taking new patients starting
Sunday night.
There were a few days last
week when no new patients were
taken, altho the hospital contin
ued operation for some forty
patients already in. Resumption
of the mills here enabled im
mediate reopening.
The yacht races between Eng
land and America is over. Eng
land won the first two; America
the next four to retain the cup.
England protested the third race
but was not allowed to file the
protest because they were late
flying the proper protest flag.
In the last race both boats flew
protest flags, but England haul
ed hers down. They went back
home saying it was their last
race. We kept the cup but who
won what?
Above is Bruno Richard Haup
tmann, who was arrested a week
ago in connection with the Lind
bergh kidnapping case. Thousands
of dollars of the ransom money
was found about the premises of
his garage in Bronx Borough,
New York City, and he is being
held tonight by New Jersey auth
orities in lieu of bond, set at
$100,000. Doubtless other charges
will follow with further develop
The woman’s Club will meet
on Monday afternoon at the club
house. Mrs. Alfred Thorne, pres
ident of the club, will preside
and she urges the members to
keep in mind the new members
that each one was asked to bring;
in this way they hope to enlarge
the membership of the club.
The garden Department under
the direction of Mrs. A. Meikle
will have charge of the meeting
for the afternoon and one of the
most outstanding programs of
the year has been planned.
Mr. John Lanier Hunt, a land
scape Gardener of outstanding
ability, will speak on the subject
of “Town Beautification” this is
a subject that should be dear to
the heart of every citizen in
Roanoke Rapids and a large at
tendance of members and inter
ested outsiders should avail them
selves of this unusual opportun
Charge Discrimination
At Rosemary Mfg.
Co. ; All Mills Now
Voting to restrike by mem
bers of the local United Tex
tile Workers goes on today
with reports from union
headquarters that all voting
to date are in favor of re
striking, which would again
close down and picket the
mills of Roanoke Rapids and,
probably Weldon.
While some were voting,
others were returning to
work at Roanoke and Patter
son mills which opened this
morning with one full shift,
employing about 1,000 work
Rosemary Mlg., (J., had open
ed Monday morning and today
about 600 there were at work.
They were forced to start with
a crew of about 300 due to dam
age done to the machinery by
lack of attention during the three
weeks of the strike, a condition
made worse by constant rains
and damp weather during that
period. As fast as machines were
put back in running order more
help was added each day during
the week.
Altho less than half at Rose
mary were able to work Monday, *
charges of discrimination again
st union members were made at
once. J. Dooley,UTW organizer,
reported these charges to strike
chairman 'Gorman, who yester
day told the local election to
continue but advised holding up
the strike action until the latter
part of the week. The strike has
been unofficialy set for this Sun
day midnight with pickets to
restart early Monday morning.
There have been no charges
yet of discrimination against
union members at Roanoke or
Patterson, claimed 100 per cent
members by UTW, but a strike
call will close and picket those
mills as well as Rosemary.
Union meetings were hold in
the park several times yesterday
and again this morning with the
arrival of P. R. Christopher,
State president of the United
Textile Workers. Speeches were
made by President Christopher,
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