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NEXT WEEK AT ROANOKE RAPIDS THEATRES
DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK IS WEEKS LEADING PICTURE The vivid, action-packed film, “Drums Along the Mohawk,” in which Claudette Colbert and Henry Fonda play the roles of pioneer lovers who with the other colonists in the valley have to face the fierce onslaught of the savage Iroquois, will be shown Sunday at the Peo ples Theatre and at the Imperial Theatre Monday-Tuesday. The story takes place in those -,.ays of romance and adventure when America was young. Clau dette Colbert, an aristocratic city bred girl, marries Henry Fonda, a farmer-colonist of the Mohawk Valley, as the film opens. Fonda takes his bride to the rough fron tier where her spirit is almost broken by the crude life and sur roundings. But, a brave girl, she perseveres and their love is strengthened by the hardships and perils they share. Then the In dians, under the drive of the Brit ish (for this is during the Revolu tion) attack the peaceful valley. This is the signal that unleashes such thrills upon the screen as it has seldom shown. “Drums Along the Mohawk” is said to be a rare entertainment treat. The cast includes Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins, John Carra dine, Dorris Bowdon, Jessie Ralph, Arthur Shields, Robert Lowery and Roger Imhof. sic * * * * * Greta Garbo’s long dream of playing in a sophisticated romantic comedy has become a reality with “Ninotchka,” her first picture in two years, which will be presented to the Peoples patrons Monday Tuesday. The Swedish star is seen as a gay, ultra-modern girl in a ro mance with a. French count. She dances to swing music, sings, wears glamorous gowns, figures in clever situations and dialogue. Garbo plays a Russian woman raised in the stern Soviet code who, sent to Paris on a Government mis sion, falls in love with a count (Melvyn Douglas), outwits her love rival (Ina Claire), and “gets her man.” Gay moments in Paris night clubs and swank hotels are among the many delightful sequences in the production. Garbo was never more fascinat ing than as a modern charmer with a sense of humor, and Douglas plays his role with debonair ur banity. Miss Claire provides bril liant lines with a brilliant perform ance, and a hilarious new comedy team is introduced in Felix Bres sart, Sig Rumann and Alexander Granach as three philandering of ficials. “The Amazing Mr. Williams” which will come to the Peoples for the Wednesday-Thursday attrac tion is a blithe super-sleuth who thinks nothing of taking a con viced murderer on a double date, when he should be taking him to the State penitentiary. He thinks nothing of jilting the girl he loves in order to track dpwn a kinder garten youngster who likes to draw beards on people. He joyfully breaks every law in the book, in order to properly enforce the law. He is the pride of the force, and its principal pain in the neck. He’s Melvyn Douglas, and is co starred with Joan Blondell. “The Amazing Mr. Williams” is principally concerned with Douglas’ efforts to solve murder mysteries, and Miss Blondell’s efforts to mar ry the guy. Not that he doesn't want to get married, you under stand, it’s simply that whenever she manages to steer him near an altar someone yells for the cops— and Douglas, you see, is a cop! Ruth Donnelly and Edward Bro phy will be seen in the supporting cast. * * * * * * For the Bargain Day feature, Fri day only, “Main Street Lawyer” will be shown at Peoples with Ed ward Ellis, Anita Louise and Rob ert Baldwin in the leading roles. The story of “Main Street Law yer” is one so plausible that it might be the story of your next door neighbors. It centers about ! the life of a small town district at torney who becomes involved in a series of strange happenings when a gang of cut-throats are brought to trial in his court. How he even tually brings about justice, after he has been black-mailed from office, makes exciting and swift-moving entertainment. * -Jfi * # -Jfi % George O’Brien will be presented to Peoples patrons Saturday in ‘Marshal of Mesa City.” "Zorro’s Fighting Legion” will be added. City Woman Wins 1st Prize Rose's Limerick Contest Mrs. A. O. George, of 737 Monroe Street, is the winner of the first prize in the Peanut Week Limerick Contest, conducted by Rose’s 5-10 25c Stores, according to announce ment received here by Charles H. Tucker, local manager of Roses this week. Aside from the honor of finishing first in a contest spon sored by 109 stores in five states, Mrs. George received a check for $10.00 as the cash award for sub mitting the best last line in the limerick contest. “Peanut Week”, staged earlier in the fall season by the Rose stores, has become an annual event, and this year marked the fifteenth suc cessive celebration of the week by the chain of 5 and 10c stores, re sulting in a tremendous increase in sales of the “goobers”, it is said. This year the Rose organization offered a $10. cash prize for the person suggesting the best last line, in the opinion of the judges, to the limerick: “Ambitious Zeke from Cripple Creek Went forth his for tune for to seek; Peanuts he found. Ten cents a pound ...” Mrs. George’s winning entry for the last line was: “Luck for Zeke, ’twas Peanut Week.” Judges of the contest for Roses were: Professor W. D. Payne, prin cipal of Henderson High School, Rev. R. E. Brown, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of Hen derson, and Gillam Birleson, author of the limerick. Hundreds of entries for best “last lines” were submitted from the states of Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and Virginia, in which states the Rose organization operates stores. The organization of Roses 5-10-25C Stores is a North Carolina concern, with headquar ters in Henderson, N. C. Witeeler - Neville In a setting of quiet dignity on Sunday morning at nine o’clock Miss Claire Neville became the bride of Benjamin Wheeler of Farmville. The ceremony was per formed in the living room of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Neville, the former the brother of the bride, on North Jhurch Street, Scotland Neck. Mrs. Wheeler is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Nev ille of Whitakers and is a graduate of Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount. She has made her home there and in Enfield for several years and has a large number of friends there and in other parts of the state. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wheeler of Farm ville. He atteded Oak Ridge and is a graduate of the Coyne Elec trical School of Chicago. The cou ple will make their home in Farm ville where he is engaged in bus ness after a motor trip to Chicago. Out of town guests present in cluded Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mea dows and Frank Meadows, Jr., of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Gus Neville, Miss Katherine Neville, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Neville, and Mrs. Ralph Willey, all of Enfield, Mrs. Avent of Rocky Mount, Mr. and Mrs. Beaman and Mr. and Mrs. Flan agan of Farmville. Mr. and Mrs. Ryland Gray and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bowers in Hamil ton. Mrs. P. E. Davenport, of Chapel Hill, is visiting her sister, Mrs. L. J. Meade. Mrs. Ada Hyman, of Whitakers, spent the past week-end with her sister, Mrs. L. J. Meade. TOWN I TALK " Mrs. R. L. Cashwell, who has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. M. Gulbransen, returned to her home in Fayetteville Sunday. She was accompanied home by Mrs. Gulbransen, who will spend several weeks in Fayetteville. Mrs. Ira Edmonds and children spent the week-end with her sis ter, Mrs. J. V. Clarke at Frank lin, Va. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Edmonds of Brunswick spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Lynch. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hasty and children viisted relatives at Sea board Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hasty and daughter, Lilliaji, and Mrs. Dan Tyson visited relatives at Margar etsville Sunday. Mrs. Emma Carter left Sunday to visit relatives in Durham. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reid were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Jenkins. Mrs. R. J. Rightmyer, Misses Vic toria Vester, Jean Gibson, Cather ine Traynham, Ann Dawson Mo horn, Julia Mosely, Jennie Walton, Amanda Tilghman, and Margaret Burton attended the game in Tar boro Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Durant of Wilson were guests of Mrs. T. B. McLendon Sunday at Roanoke Rapids Hospital. Mrs. McLendon underwent an appendix operation Tuesday night and is improving. Harold Stuart and R. Hunnicutt spent the week-end in Raleigh. Miss Mary B. Cannon of Raleigh was the week-end guest of her ister, Mrs. John M. Smith. Prof. C. W. Davis attended the game at Tarboro Friday night. Mrs. Cora Fletcher and Mrs. John Edward Reams of Washington, D. C. , were guests of Mrs. T. B. Mc Lendon -Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hines of Kinston were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hines. Miss Edith Moody of Richmond spent the week-end here with her (MQEQIAf, SATURDAY, DEC. 2nd -mmmmmmemmu I ON THE ; STAGE I IN I PERSON I TEX IE AN — and His — CAREFREE COWBOYS A Company of Entertainers Featured Regularly Over Radio Stations — W.S.M. & W.E.E.D. • PLUS ON THE SCREEN — CHARLES STARRETT in "OUTPOST OF THE MOUNTIES" parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moody. Mrs. Nellie Cullom of Raleigh was the week-end guest of her mother, Mrs. T. T. Shell. Mrs. G. E. Buckner is spending this week in Greenville as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Johnson. Faris Pulley spent Sunday with friends near Garysburg. Robert Parrish spent Friday in Colerain. Mrs. Ralph Waters returned Sat urday after several months stay at the sanatorium. Mrs. W. A. Daniel spent the week-end in Raleigh as the guest of Miss Ophelia Daniel. Clarence Coburn of Greenville spent the week-end with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Coburn. Miss Bessie Bell of Norfolk, Va. spent the Thanksgiving holidays here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. John Cunningham of Lawrenceville, Va., visited Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cunningham Sun day. Bobby Johnston of Norfolk, Va., is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Nannie Peele, this week. Friends of Rev. J. N. Bynum will be glad to know that he has •eturned after spending some time at the sanatorium. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Martin and children, Ray and Bobby, Mrs. Ivey Mohorn and daughter, Anne Daw son, and Donald Brown, attended the Thomas Jefferson-John Mar shall football game in Richmond, Va. Saturday. I FULL PINT 5~u (Illustrated Also Straight Bourbon Zontinental Distilling Corporation, Phila., Pa.