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THE ROANOKE RAPIDS
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VOLUME TWENTY-ONE_ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. _THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 1935 NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE
COLLECTION SYSTEM
AIRED IN CITY COURT
ROOSEVELT AGAINST JTHE FIELD IN 1936 ELECTION
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up and down with the
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JAILER George Hux, in charge of the bastile at Halifax,
reports tonight a record in jail attendance. There are only
two persons tonight in the Halifax County jail, smallest
number in the eleven years that Mr. Hux has been jailer.
There is not a white man in jail. And the two Negroes are
not there on whiskey charges.
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SPEAKING of hogs, Jim Shell of Franklin Street, killed one
of the heaviest hogs that has been killed in this city or
probably in the county Tuesday. The hog weighed 600 lbs.
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FINEST Christmas display in this section of the country a
gain will probably be that of A. Miekle on Washington
Street near Patterson Mills Co. Mr. Miekle has added to his
set of last year, showing the Birth of Christ with life-size
figures. There are now more than a dozen figures and an
imals in the scene. The lights are on each night until 10
p.m. and visitors are welcome.
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PRESIDENT of the Young Democratic Clubs of North
Carolina Mrs. Bessie B. Phoenix of Raleigh was a visitor in
Weldon last night, called up the editor, who is on the State
Executive committee, reminded him of the Jackson Day
dinner which is to be held; in each county on the night of
Jan. 8th, when President Roosevelt will address via radio
the 2,500 Young Democratic Clubs in the U. S. Plans being
made here call for the Young Democrats to hold their Din
ner at Halifax on that night, tune in on the President at 10
p.m. E.S.T. to hear the real opening of the 1936 national
campaign.
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INITIATED into the Kiwanis Club tonight were Bill Wol
har, Clyde Li'ske and Kinsley McWhorter, the latter trans
ferring membership from hte Petersburg, Va. club. Voted
into membership was T. J. Alford, business manager of the
Roanoke Rapids Hospital. Christmas contributions made
by the club: to the Boys Training School at Rocky Mount
for Halifax County boys, to the Christmas Tree at the Hali
fax County Sanatorium, to a needy student from here at
tending college.
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163-524 is the license number of a car whose driver, a lady,
will receive a free pass to either of the Roanoke Rapids
theatres if she will call at The Herald office. 163-524 is a
driver who is always careful holds out her hand with the
proper signals on making all tyrns. Safety Sam says, “It
pays to drive carefully at all times.”
(Continued on Back Page)
PROMISE WPA CHECKS;
CHARITY FUND DRAINED
WPA checks to over one hun
dred persons in Roanoke Rapids
should arrive here the last of the
week, according to a report given
by WPA officials to the local As
sociated Charities this afternoon.
There has been a long delay
all over the State in receipt of
WPA payroll checks and disturb
ances on the part of workers in
some sections of the State.
In Roanoke Rapids, the calls on
Associated Charities by some of
the families who have not receiv
ed their checks have drained the
treasury until most of the cash
>aised in the recent drive has
been spent to care for this e
mergency. “
The Associated Charities drive
here this year resulted in only
half as much money being raised
and pledged as in past years. Thi
was due partly to the confusion
of citizens on what the Federal
government was going to do a
bout relief. Now all relief* has
been stopped by the government
and unless more money is raised
by Associated Charities, that or
ganization is going to be helpless
after the first of the year.
It has managed to spread its
funds over the year, but with
half rations and the present WPA
emergency which had to be taken
care of, another drive after the
first of the year seems necessary
to carry on local relief work.
PRIZES FOR BEST
DECORATED HOMES
For the best lighted and deco
rated yards and homes between
now and Christmas, prizes will be
given by a special committee
which Will travel over Roanoke
Rapids on Christmas Eve or a
few nights earlier looking for at
tractively decorated ■ homes and
yards.
There will be five prizes, all e
ectric toasters, for the five most
ittractive places in f- » Afferent
sections of the city. Th- -,es
'will be delivered on Chru las
Eve to the winners.
There will be a prize for the
jest decorated house in each of
-he three villages: Roanoke, Pat
;erson and Rosemary. And there
will be a prize for the best dec
orated house and yard in the
South Ward and a prize for the
best in the North Ward, outside
of the villages.
Mr. and Mrs. Miekle, who won
che grand prize last year with
their wonderful Christmas Scene
which is now on display again,
have asked that their home be not
entered this year as they won
last. The committee will ask Mr.
Miekle to act as chairman of the
judging committee this year.
The contest is being sponsored
by the Kiwanis Club, the Vir
ginia Electric & Power Co. and
the electrical dealers of Roanoke
Rapids.
SUSPEND
j OFFICER
IN FRAY
New System Now Used
Eliminates Such
Occurrences
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The old system of letting
police officers collect delin
quent fines and costs on the
installment plan and settle
up every once in a while got
a good hiring in City Police
Court Monday, when it re
sulted in a dispute between
an officer and a lawyer, an
affray and the suspension of
the policeman.
There was a dispute between
Policeman C. L. Massey and At
torney J. Winfield Crewe Jr. rel
ative to the unpaid balance of a
bond collected by Massey from
one Halleck Newell, colored, a
-lient of Mr. Crewe. The amount
involved was a little over six dol
lars.
The officer says he paid the
money to Mr. Crewe some time
ago. Mr. Crewe said he had not.
This difference of opinion result
ed in an affray when the two men
met Monday morning at Koanoke
Junction.
Both were cited to couurt and
convicted of an affray, paying a
fine of $5 and costs each.
Mr. Crewe was represented by
Attorney George C. Green of Wel
don who brought out in cross ex
amination the failure of Officer
Massey to promptly account for
certain fines and costs which he
had collected under the old sys
tem, which was discarded this
Summer.
uiticer Massey was suspended
from police duty until final con
sideration of the matter by the
City Board of Commissioners at
a meeting called for next Tuesday
afternoon.
Under the present system of
collections installed by Chief of
Police Early this Summer, all
fines and costs are paid into the
City Clerk’s office, with the po
lice no longer responsible for this
work. The above matter in dis
pute was on an account happen
ing before the installation of the
new system of collections.
Due to his long period of ser
vice without trouble in the past,
several citizens are asking that
the officer be reinstated this time.

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