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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, December 07, 1939, SECTION A, Image 6

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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
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
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.
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
This the 27th day of November,
W. C, Williams, Administrator of
the Estate of B. W. Floyd.
Allsbrook & Benton, Attorneys
in Excellent
— See —
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
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
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
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.
The meeting is a quarterly affair,
designed to bring all postal em
ployees together in order for them
to discuss their problems and give
helping suggestions.
Do not fail to see Farbers
for the Christmas Holidays.
Our store is stocked with a
full line of Gift Goods for
Men, Women and Children,
and at “the Old Prices.” Shop
at Farbers—the store where
you save real money!
After-Thanksgiving Reductions CA 95
place them as low as only V't-Upl
Mens High Grade
Ranging in Price -
Just Received! A New Line of
Such “Practical Gifts”
as the following —
Fine Shirts
Ties to Match
Bath Robes
Smart Scarfs
House Slippers
Fine Socks
and Shoes
"Your Money's Worth - Or Your Money Bock"
William Farber, Mgr. Nextdoor Griffin Drug Co.

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