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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, November 30, 1939, SECTION A, Image 1

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VOLUME TWENTY-FIVE ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 1939 NUMBER 20
GIRL SCOUTS GIVE THANKSGIVING BASKETS
Part of the group of Roanoke Rapids Girl Scouts with their Thanksgiving baskets which they prepared and delivered to needy families in
the city for today’s meals. This is one of the many phases of work done by the Girl Scouts during the year. The local Girl Scout organization
is partially supported in this fine work by the Roanoke Rapids Community Chest and your Chest donations help them to continue and increase
their activity program. N.Y.A. officials will dedicate the Girls Scout Hut here December 7.
Action pictures taken by staff photographer Sheared Crumpler at T he Arena last Saturday night in Roanoke Rapids showing some fast
action and stepping when the Textile Owls boxing team mixed with Ho pewell, Va. Athletic Club. Guests of The Owls this Saturday night at
The Arena will be the Manchester Athletic Club of Richmond, Va.
A mass meeting in the interest
of Safety in Halifax County will
be held at the Halifax Grammar
School at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday,
Dec. 6th, culminating a three-day
safety program to bfe held in 63
schools of Halif ity.
The meeting sponsored
by the newly organised Roanoke
Rapids Safety Council'and will fea
ture Ronald Hocutt !as principal
speaker. Mr. Hocutt is director of
the North Carolina Highway Safe
ty Division. Other speakers on the
program will be F. M. Sherry of
Roanoke Rapids who will outline
the purpose of the meeting, a sur
vey of the Safety work in the
county schools by County Super
intendent V. C. Matthews, Safety
in Schools by C. W. Davis, Super
intendent Roanoke Rapids Schools,
and the Three E’s of Safety by the
following: Education by Solicitor
Wade H. Dickens, Enforcement by
Solicitor E. R. Tyler, Engineering
by Lt. Lester Jones of the State
Highway Patrol.
Music will be furnished by the
Roanoke Rapids High School Band
and a play will be staged by the
children of the Halifax School. A
short film on Safety will also be
shown.
(A11 citizens of the county inter
ested in safety are invited to at
tend the meeting and a special in
vitation has been extended to
school bus drivers, school teach
ers, truck and delivery drivers and
others.
A three day lecture tour of all
the schools in the county is being
made next week by Mr. Hocutt and
his staff in the Highway Safety
Division and it is also hoped to
form Safety Councils in other
towns of Halifax County.
*5,000 IS
NEED TO
HIT GOAL
$8,149 Reported Last
Night; Drive Continues
To Next Week
At the Wednesday night Report
Meeting of the Campaign Workers
for the Community Chest Drive, it
was unanimously decided to extend
the Campaign for 1940 funds
through Monday and Tuesday of
next week. There will be report
meetings at the Municipal i’-ui.fl
ing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and >a
Monday and Tuesday.
On Wednesday, a total of $8,149.
33 had been reported and all of the
campaign leaders expressed confi*
dence that the goal would be reach
ed before the Drive ended. From
all of the available reports, only
about half of the city’s potential
givers had been approached, and
the time extension was made so
that everybody would be given an
opportunity to make their pledge.
The goal is $13,205 which leaves
$5,055.67 to be raised.
It was explained that due to the
two Thanksgiving holidays, and
the early Christmas shopping, cou
pled with the usual end of the
month business, very few of the
campaign workers had seen more
than half of their subscribers, and
all of the Industrial Division Ma
jors pleaded for more time.
In the Industrial Division, under
Colonel T. J. Alford, two merry
fights are taking place. One of
these is between the Rosemary
Manufacturing Company, under
Major Virgil McDowell, and Major
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Halifax Speaker
RONALD HOCUTT
of Raleigh, director of the High
way Safety Division of the State
Department of Revenue, who will
be the principal speaker at a mass
meeting at Halifax at 7:30 p.rru
next Wednesday, culminating a 3
day Safety program in 63 Halifax
County schools. See inside for
more details.

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