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HUT IS FORMALLY
PRESENTED CITY BY JOHN A. LANG i _ The Girls Scout Hut, located on the northeast corner of Hamilton and Eighth Streets, was formally presented to the community by State Youth Administrator, John A. Lang, in a dedication ceremony at the Hut at 4:00 p.m. today. Law tence Stell, pastor of the Presby terian Church, accepted the build ing for the city. Mayor Allsbrook opened the ceremony and intro duced Mr. Lang. Superintendent of Schools, C. W. Davis, acted as mas ter of ceremonies, welcoming the people to the dedication and intro ducing .Mr. Stell. Besides a host of children and leading citizens of the city, several N.Y.A. officials attended the ser vice. They were Mrs. Eva Mad drey, supervisor of Northampton JOHN A. LANG and Halifax counties; Mrs. Glennes D. Weeks, District consultant, of Kinston; R. Hugh Evans, District Supervisor, of Kinston; and Charles Hayes, State property supervisor, of Raleigh. Mr. Lang, in his speech of presen tation, appealed to the youth of the city to make use of the building and the things that the building represents, saying that while they were doing so, they would be prof itably busy, thereby preventing wrong from gaining a foothold in their minds. Mr. Lang said that he knew the city of Roanoke Rap ids, with its fine civic schools and civic spirit known all over the state, would use the building to the very best advantage. He es pecially thanked all those having to do with the Hut movement and the construction of the building for the work done, mentioning Mr. Smith who had charge of the con struction; the N.Y.A. boys who built the Hut; Mrs. W. A. Thorne, scout executive; Ralph Knight who drew the plans; Clyde Liske, scout executive; C. W. Davis; the girl scouts of the city; Patterson Mills Company for furnishing the logs used in the construction; and the Virginia Electric and Power Com pany for trucks used in transport ing materials. Mr. Stell, in accepting the build ing for the community, said that the Hut was the realization of a long dream. He assured Mr. Lang and the National Youth Admini stration that the city would see to it that every effort the administra tion had put forth would be well spent. Mr. Allsbrook said before intro ducing Mr. Lang that he wished to thank all those who had had a part in the erection of the Hut in behalf of the city for a job well done, for a lasting monument which the City of Roanoke Rapids would always be proud of. Mr. Davis, in closing the cere mony, expressed his appreciation to the N.Y.A. and local people for the building in which youth could find a wholesome outlet for their energetic activities, inviting every one, young and old, to visit the building at any time. Preceding the main speeches on the program, the high school band rendered several numbers for the crowds gathered for the services. Mr. Lang, a few minutes before the dedicatory program, addressed the high school student body, using the theme, “What will X be pre pared to do when I finish school?” Mr. I^ang also appeared on the Kiwanis supper program later in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams and son, Robert Lewis, of Alberta, Va., spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Pearson. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Teele and son of New York have arrived to spend several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Haislip. NOTICE ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Having qualified as Administra tor of the estate of B. W. Floyd, late of Halifax County, North Carolina, this is to notify all per sons having claims against the es tate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at Roa noke Rapids, North Carplina, on or before the 27th day of Novem ber, 1940, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate pay ment. This the 27th day of November, 1939. W. C, Williams, Administrator of the Estate of B. W. Floyd. Allsbrook & Benton, Attorneys 6t-A&B-l-ll-39 FOR SALE 5 BOYS < Bicycles in Excellent Condition — See — RAYMOND TRIPP At AUTO Service Station Funeral For T. A. Harris Held Today Warrenton.—Thomas Alston Har ris, 90, died early Wednesday morn ing, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Conn, in Areola, after an illness of five months. Death was due to a stroke. He was a son of the late Thomas and Mary Sledge Harris of War ren County. He was married to Miss Pattie Hamm, who died eight years ago. Until his health failed he was an active member of the Baptist Reedy Creek Church, where he was a member of the Board of Deacons for 25 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Conn on Thursday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. J. F. Roach, pastor of the church, as sisted by the Rev. E. R. Shuller of Warrenton, coducted the last rites. Interment was in the family cem etery of near Grove Hill, Warren County. Survivors are six sons: M. T. Har ris of Grove Hill, R. I. and C. E. Harris of Areola, B. W. and S. J. Harris of Roanoke Rapids, and R. G .Harris of Airlie; three daugh ters, Mrs. N. C. Brummitt of near Oxford. Mrs. R. T. Hardy of Grove Hill, and Mrs. R. L. Conn of Ar eola; and 46 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Godwin Lane was called to Rocky Mount to be with Mrs. Jack Smith, who is a patient at Park View Hospital. Plans For Postal Meeting Saturday About Completed Plans for the meeting of the Post Office* Clerks and City Car riers of the Eastern District of North Carolina set for next Satur day night in the Junior high school building are about complete, with nearly a hundred reservations re ceived by H. C. Wirtz at the pres ent. Judge R. Hunt Parker has been chosen as the principal speaker on the program. F. D. Marshbanks, president, and W. F. Owens, third vice-president, and other officials of the organization ,are expected to take part in the meeting. 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