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the ROANOKE RAPIDS
Shoppers*! Ibv fl fl^^^^L Can Do Better ^ # fl. fl fl fl Only Twenty-T™ ^\__ r I li fl^7 C^KROH^JA.S 9B Until Christmas -— __^ •*• ^!AB/o/rfi^RNEWS/w/j«^ JL^r S___V VOLUME TWENTY-ONE ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.^~ ThTtr^TTv" x,oy .,o ---- ——- ——--— --- Hl Khl)A'- ^QV- 28, 1935 NUMBER TWENTY-THREE democratic “Next President” Poll Choice1 |Franklin D. Roosevelt] UP AND DOWN WITH THE C?he Avenue CHRISTMAS will come to the Avenue next week when the colored lights will be strung up in the business sections of the city. Many stores are putting in their Christmas win dows this week and the Avenue is already getting the Christmas atmosphere. INVITATIONS to a dance at Washington, D. C. have been received by friends here as follows: Mrs. Samuel Finley Patterson requests the pleasure of your company at a dance in honor of her daughter, Miss Mary Blythe Patterson Tuesday evening, December the tenth at half after ten o’ clock at The Mayflower. MILLION yards of flannels was purchased recently by the government from Roanoke Mills Co. There’s little or no profit in selling to the government but it does keep the wheels turning, providing much-needed employment for our folks. BUSY and interesting time for everybody in a series of en tertainments during the holiday season in Roanoke Rapids. Some of those which come to mind are The High School Glee Club musical, “In Old Vienna”, at the High School au ditorium on next Thursday night, Dec. 5th; the Study Club program at the High School Monday night, Dec. 9th, when Professor F .H. Koch will read “A Christmas Carol” by Dickens; the band concert and charity program of the Rose mary Concert Band at the auditorium of the High School on Wednesday night, Dec. 18th; the Community Christmas Singing, date to be announced later. PROMOTIONS have come to two Roanoke Rapids boys working in the local Post Office. Hubert C. Wirtz, substi tute clerk, has been promoted to regular clerkk. Joseph F. Coburn, substitute carrier, has been promoted to regular carrier. Pay increases accompany the promotions. Con gratulations to these two young men. CAROLINA took it out on poor old Virginia in the annual Turkey Day track meet tdday. We lost track after the 10th touchdown. There ought to be a law against it. To keep up the tradition, the two should continue to meet at foot ball but early in the season when Carolina needs the practice or a breather. Other winners today: Davidson over Wake * (Continued on Back Page) $1,000 IS DAMAGE BY FIRE Fire played havoc with the old Hockaday house on Jackson Street between Third and Fourth at 12:45 yesterday afternoon, when a defective flue set fire in the interior of the house between the first and second floors. It was a difficult fire to get to and the Fire Department fought a stubborn blaze between floors and ceilings. A hole was burned in the side of the house, Mrs. C. M. Miller, owner of the house, has a room there. She rents the "balance of ", 1. D. C. Boyd, who is a mechanic at Williams Machine Works. Dam age to the house and furniture is estimated at $1,000. GOES TO RALEIGH i I REVEREND S. J. STARNES who Monday was appointed to the pastorate of the Central Metho dist Church of Raleigh after four years at the Roanoke Rapids Methodist Church. Mr. Starnes is leaving immediately with his fam ily for his new post. Appointed to the Roanoke Rap ids church was the Reverend E. B. Fisher of Mount Gilead. N. C. Returning to the Rosemary Methodist Church is the Reverend J. J. Boone, beginning his third year. Other county appointments made at the Wilmington Confer ence were Halifax, J. Bascomb Hurley; Enfield-Whittakers, R. L. Jerome; Littleton, W. T. Phipps; Scotland Neck, D. L. Fouts; Wel don, J. O. Long. Nearby appointments in this district include H. A. Chester at Garysburg, L. A. Watts at Sea board, I. T. Poole, Northampton. [Republican “Next President” Poll Choice | William E. Borah! 1 PJIuS.ll Union Thanksgiving Service Held Here At Episcopal Church Today P. SATKO CHAMPION SHOOTER 250 hunting enthusiasts gather eed at the Turkey Shooting con test staged here this morning by the R. R. Employees Social & Athletic Club at the Bunker Hill Rose Bowl. Scores kept by Employment Mgr. Frank Kemp show that Paul Satko is undisputed champion in the trapshooting contest, break ing an average of four out of five clay pigeons, and winning the big turkey. High hung the goose for second prize in this event, said goose be ing won by F. E. Singletary after a five way tie with Millard Ed wards, C. C. Jernigan, Zeb Grooms and I. F. Rochelle. Even hotter was the contest for third prize, a rooster, finally won by J. .E. Parker after an eight way tie with Bill Regan, Jake Burton, J. L. Delvage, Irby, M. Lynch, F. C. Williams and B. J. Lewis. In the target contest, the first prize turkey was won by J. L. Delvage, in a class by himself on -0 A union service of the Episco pal and Presbyterian churches of Roanoke Rapids, well attended by members of other congregations of the city, was held at the All Saints Episcopal Church at nine o’clock this morning. This union service on Thanks giving morning has now become an annual affair with the num bers attending on the increase each year. The first part of the service, the regular Episcopal Thaksgiv ing- service, was led by the Rev erend J. N. Bynum and the ser-' mon was preached by the Rev erend Lawrence Stell. A warning that Thanksgiving is not for the material things of life was the message of Mr. Stell; rather it is a day of thanks for the spiritual blessings, for friend ship, a day for thinking of others and of God, rather than of what one has gathered unto himself. A special offering- was taken for the orphanages of the two churches. target practice. The second prize goose was won by R. B. Harlow without ties, but the third place chicken had three ties in Henry Fitts Jr., Curtis Jernigan and J. R. Simmons, the latter win ning out in the shoot-off.