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Roanoke Rapids Bonded
Warehouse Purchased By Farmers Warehouse ■ Farm'rs May Now Store Cotton Or Peanuts With Co. Announcement is made this week of the purchase of the Roanoke Rapids Bonded Warehouse by the Farmers Warehouse, of Roanoke Rapids Inc., hy J. Winfield Crew, Jr., president of the Farmers Ware house. The Farmers Warehouse compa ny will now operate the large cot ton storage warehouse located on Eleventh Street near the ball park, together with the peanut storage warehouse built by them some three years ago, which is located at the Northern end of Roanoke Avenue. Ellis Crew is general man ager of the company, and will be in full charge of their increased storage facilities. Wm. K. Alston will be employed to look after the cotton storage warehouse. A full time man will be on duty at all times for the convenience of neigh boring farmers in bringing in their cotton and peanuts, according to the announcement. The Roanoke Rapids Bonded Warehouse was completed in Octo ber, 1935, and was until recently managed by William Harris II, pri or to his accepting another job in Morehead City, where he recently moved with his family. The ware house has a storage capacity of 4,500 bales of cotton, and offers Shippers the advantage of a rail road siding. The peanut warehouse has a 30,000 bag capacity, and has been instrumental in bringing hundreds of farmers to the city with their crops since its opening. Storage of peanuts for purchase either by the government, or by an inde pendent set of buyers is offered farmers, assuring them of the high est market price for their produce, it Is said. In addition to peanut and cotton storage, the Farmers Warehouse rents storage space to several man ufacturers of starch, used in the local mills, and to fertilizer manu facturers. “With the acquirement of the plant of the Roanoke Rapids Bond ed Warehouse we feel that we are taking a great forward step in bet tering our service to the farmers of this territory,” Mr. Crew said, in commenting on the purchase, “and through it we hope to influ ence hundreds of farmers to look to this city for their needs annual ly. Roanoke Rapids is the logical marketing place for a vast number of farmers living in one of the richest agricultural sections in Eastern Carolina, and we intend to develop this market as thoroughly as possible for the benefit of all concerned.” H. E. Stacey To Speak At Seab'rd <_ H. E. Stacey, of Raleigh, chair man of the State School Board or ganization, will speak to teachers, school board members, and citizens of Northampton and Halifax coun ties at an educational rally in Sea board next Tuesday night, Decem ber 12. Mr. Stacey, an ardent advo cate of a uniform school board to be located in Raleigh, is. expected to use some phase of a central State school board as his topic for discussion. CARD OF THANKS To the doctors, nurses and my friends, please accept my sincere thanks for their devoted and faith ful attention, the lovely flowers, cards and gifts and every other kind of remembrance shown me during my seven weeks’ stay in the Roanoke Rapids Hospital. M. J. Morris and family. EMPLOYMENT NEWS —by— W. G. Cherry, Jr-, Manager N. C. State Employment Service Local Employment: Employment conditions locally are exceptionally good. Scores of persons who were filing claims for Unemployment Compensation a few weeks ago now have steady employment. This is due primarily, of course, to the great improvement in business at the local mills. Business is like wise swinging upward elsewhere in the territory served by the Roanoke Rapids office, which covers all points in Halifax and Northampton counties. Extension points visited each week by the personnel of this office include: Jackson, Rich Square, Scotland Neck, Halifax, Enfield and Littleton. Service is also established from time to time at other points when there is suf ficient activity to justify regular weekly visits. Reports on busi ness conditions at all points visited recently have been more and more encouraging, and the number of ap plicants for employment has fallen to a figure far below the number applying to us at this time last year. At the same time, the num ber of placements made by the lo cal office has shown a steady in crease, with an average of 34 per sons placed on jobs each week throughout the last two months. State News: The N. C. State Employment Service was success ful in filling 98V4 per cent of all orders received during the last fis cal year. This included a total of 105,274 requisitions for workers rep resenting several hundred different types of industry and more than a thousand different occupations. National Increase: Figures issued from Washington just recently re veal that the month of October was the most successful of any month in the history of the Em ployment Service. Increased em ployment opportunities were noted throughout the country, with 32 states reporting gains. North Caro lina stood eleventh among all the states, showing a 31 per cent gain over October of last year. Job Openings: The jobs listed below are now open at the local office through the Employment Service’s clearance system. These are all permanent positions in pri vate employment, with salaries ranging from a few dollars a day fo $400 monthly. If you have had experience in any of these lines of work, it may prove well worth your while to register with the Employment Service. 1 Warper Tender (Cotton Textile) 3 Fixers, Loom (Cotton Textile) 1 Foreman, Shop (Manager) 1 Upholsterer, Furniture 2 Welders, Combination Acetylene and Arc 1 Foreman, Maintenance 1 Sheet Metal Worker (Construc’n) 1 Tile Setter (Construction) 1 Tile Setter’s Helper (Construc’n) 1 Interior Decorator 1 Steward’s Assistant (Hotel) i Barber, Managing 1 Engineer, Chemical (Sales) Several Draftsmen, Mechanical 1 Draftsman, Structural Steel 2 Burners, Lead (Foundry) 4 Millwrights, General (Construc tion) 6 Cutters, Glass (Machine) 20 Sheet Metal Workers (Aircraft) In addition to the above clear ance orders, we have several local openings for experienced domestic servants. Also, in view of the Christmas shopping season and the improvement in business generally, we are anticipating orders for sales clerks a»id other workers in retail stores. If you are qualified for any of the types of work men tioned here, we would suggest that you apply at the Employment Of fice as soon as possible. HOBBS HAS CHARGE OF SWIFT & CO. Dist. Representative For Fertilizer Manufacturer LARGE STORAGE Will Be Carried Here At The Farmer’s Warehouse Announcement is made this week by Swift's Fertilizer Works, a di vision of Swift & Co., of the ap pointment of G. T. Hobbs as their district representative. Mr. Hobbs will maintain his office at the cot ton storage warehouse recently purchased by the Farmers Ware house of Roanoke Rapids, Inc., lo cated on Eleventh Street near the Ball Parle, and will stock an ex tensive line of the various “Red Steer” fertilizers manufactured by the company. Swift and Company have been a, Cft/U)inuz4 W&xt Meart' foitt/ tke, CHRISTMAS SAVINGS CLUB NOW If you couldn’t buy the gifts you wanted to give this Christmas, or if you bought them and are now faced with the bills, you’ll want to accept our invitation to join our 1940 Christmas Club. The Christmas Club is a wonderful thing for generous people. It lets them give wholeheartedly, because they themselves have provided the money for the purpose of giving, and can spend it without the thought that it should be used for other things. A small amount saved each week and paid into your Christmas Club will put your next Christmas giving on a cash basis. More than that, it will give you the habit of saving, of providing ahead for things to come. Once you have had a Christmas Club check, you’ll never again be without one. You’ll have to join the Club now to have one for next Christmas. As Low As 25c Weekly! CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Roanoke Rapids, N. C. active in the sale of their fertilizers in this territory for the past sev eral years. With the appointment of Mr. Hobbs as their full-time rep resentative in Roanoke Rapids they intend to increase their efforts lo cally, and look forward to a sub stantial increase in business with I the coming fertilizer season. In addition to farmers being able to get their full requirements of fertilizer from the local storage house, a large list of dealers and sub-dealers in the territory will be maintained for the convenience of their patrons, and Mr. Hobbs will also supervise the sale of the com pany’s products at these dealers. The decision of this large ferti lizer manufacturer to make Roa noke Rapids their district head quarters should result in hundreds of farmers in this territory coming to the city for their annual re quirements, therefore transacting a great deal of business here that has heretofore been going else where. Farmers are urged by the company to confer with Mr. Hobbs at all times as to their require ments and any particular “prob lems” with regard to fertilizer. Mr. Hobbs is a well-known Roa noke Rapids business man, having served as cashier of the Citizens Bank & Trust Co., of this city, up to September 1st, at which time he asked the Board of Directors to find someone to take his place, sig nifying his intention of securing a job which would take him out in the open more because of his health. He came here in Septem ber, 1935, from Sanford, where he had been a former employee of the State Banking Department under Guerney P. Hood, and is said to have a brilliant record as an ac countant and business man. New Road Af W. Rosemary A state road is being constructed from the Thelma road (leading west from Tenth Street), through the settlement usually known as West Rosemary, to the Belmont road (leading west from Fifth St.) The new road intersects the Thelma road near the railroad crossing and Belmont road near Clyde Stallings’ filling station. The new road will give the fam ilies, about a dozen in number, who li'Je in the West Rosemary develop ment, an outlet that they have needed for some time, the only out let prior to this time being a single lane drive that the residents kept up themselves. Work on the new road is rapid ly going forward and it is expected that it will be finished before the rough weather of winter begins. Mrs. Scott Lassiter and daugh ter, Peggy Grant, of Franklin, Va., were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald. Mrs. A. T. Griffin and son, Car son, Miss Lottie Hedgepeth of Rocky Mount were Sunday guests of Mrs. Nettie Morris.