Newspaper Page Text
200 AT SAFETY
MEET TO HEAR HOCUTT. JONES A crowd of 200 citizens and of ficials of Halifax County attended the Safety meeting held at Hali fax Wednesday night, which cli maxed a 3-day Safety program in more than sixty Halifax County Schools. The Wednesday night meeting was held at the Halifax Grammar School and the crowd represented every section of Halifax County. Principal speaker was Ronald Ho cutt, director of the Highway Safe ty Division of North Carolina. Safety in driving was the plea made by Mr. -Hocutt and for a de crease in drunken driving. He urged the various communities of Halifax County to form local Safe ty Councils and to keep the sub ject of safety constantly before the people. Another meeting, similar to this, was planned for a year from now, with a check-up then to see how much better record Halifax County would have for 1940. Lt. Lester Jones of Greenville, in command of Troop A of the State Highway Patrol, told his audience how the Patrol co-operated with The State Highway Department and the various committees, stress ing the engineering and enforce ment features of safety. Purpose of the meeting was out lined by F. M. Sherry of Roanoke Rapids, who has been active in the orginaziation of a local Safety Council in this city. The Roanoke Rapids High School Band gave several selections. County Supt. of Schools V. C. Matthews outlined the work done in the county schools during the three-day safe ty educational program. Safety songs and safety plays were staged by the Halifax School under the direction of Miss Elliott, the principal. The audience then sang safety songs with Mrs. Bill Flythe of the Safety Division at the piano. The program was concluded with the showing of a safety film on careful driving. County-Wide Programs On Safety Held The safety meeting at Halifax last night culminated a three days program that was carried out through the entire county, every school being visited during those three days by members of the North Carolina Safety Division and Highway Patrol. In the county during the week were Mr. Blanton and Mr. Bare foot, of the Safety Division of Ra leigh; and H. W. Rothrock station ed at Roanoke Rapids, F. B. Hines at Scotland Neck, S. E. Ewell at Enfield, Corporal J. C. Hines at Weldon, and Sergeant A. W. Welch from Ahoskie. School bus patrols are being form ed in every school in the county, a movement that is entirely new within the state, and unique to Halifax County. Patrolman Roth rock presented the two boys for the Roanoke Rapids buses with Sam Browne belts yesterday. Oth er bus patrolmen in the county will receive theirs soon. At the safety meetings held at the schools during the three days, the safety division men and the patrolmen talked to the students and teachers, encouraging a con centrated study of safety problems in order to educate people along lines of safety. Superintendent of County Schools, V. C. Matthews, assisted the) pa trolmen in the work. Rothrock, local patrolman, stated today that he belisved the saifety movement going 0:1 over the cournty and in Roanoke Eapids in particu lar is already bearing fruit, as ac cidents have been reduced consid erably during th< past few weeksi Enfield Defeats Weldon 18 to 0 Enfield defeated Weldon in a high school football game in En field on Thanksgiving by a score of 18-0. Price led in the Enfield attack with two touchdowns. He scored early in the first quarter on a 30-yard run, then a final touch down on a 25 yard run. The second touchdown came on a pass from Jenkins to Musselman, good for 55 yards. Weldon’s leaders were Ra bil and Edwards. The model illustrated is the Buick Super model 51 four-door touring sedan $1109 delivered at Flinty Mich. M kite sidewall tires additional * YOU look this smooth-stepping Buick honey over, and its very manner tells you here’s a one-in-a million kind of automobile. You look at the advertised prices, add something more for trans portation and accessories—and there you begin to go wrong! this Buick its buy-value is the number of items included in the price that cost extra elsewhere! For instance — the Flash-Way Direction Signal, standard on all models, costs around $10 extra elsewhere — even without the automatic cut-off. lock, front-door armrests, gas tank lock—all things often charged tor elsewhere. Every Buick has a Dynaflash valve-in-head straight-eight en gine, micropoise-balanced after assembly. Every one has two stab ilizers, and rear coil springs that For one of the things that give Every Buick comes to you with + -MICROPOISED ' DYNAFLASH ANOUTE : toHT ENOINE * OIL-SAVWO"J7*,Sf UURA-RAP® PISTONS * "CAT*A^‘ SURE if BUICOIl sprinoino for circulation under fressur * th toroue-tl.be iTHE "FULL FLOAT" R®« ** AUTOMATICCHOKE DRIVE* TIPTOE HYDRAULIC BRAKES* A MOUNT * SELF-BANKINO ^EE ACT^KEC®^ ^ j.ONAL INS * fore-n-aft flash-way dik^ new -double * locked oas tankdoo * _wth safety plate WALL" TURRET TOP body. ”*t|oM HANDISHIFT TRANS automatic choke and an effi cient oil cleaner—it’s sur prising how often they’re sold as “extras.” Every Buick has <faa/horns, dual sun visors, locks on both front doors, electric lighter, assist straps,t robe cord.t glove compartment f Sedan models only never need lubrication. All have torque-tube drive, bat tery under hood, two ways of start ing. Super and Roadmaster have front seats close to five feet wide and all models have Safety Plate Glass all around. And all this is included in the at-the factory price. Why not see the near est Buick dealer and see how little more it costs delivered to your door? NASH MOTOR CO. INC. Roanoke Ave. at First # Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Roanoke REA Planning To Extend Services L. W. Anderson, Jr., manager of the Roanoke Electric Membership Corporation, announced that plans are being made to extend the rural electrification lines into several nea by counties, including North ampton, Bertie, and Hertford. If enough members can be obtained, j the present plan is to extend the' line through the lower end of I Northampton County across to I Boone’s Cross Roads, thence to Potecasi, to run parallel to the Woodland - Murfreesboro highway to New Town near Pendleton, Sev ern and Shearin’s Cross Roads and finally back to Mount Carmel, with branches extending to Menola and Saint John’s. Mass meetings are being held this week and next, for those wishing to obtain electrical services for their homes or farms, at which time the plan is fully explained and members enrolled. The first of these meetings was held Thursday evening, December 7, at 7 o’clock at the J. A. Vaughan Service Sta l tion on the Woodland-Murfreesboro road. Other meetings are scheduled for Friday, December 8, at 7 o'clock at Rehobeth Church; Monday, De cember 11, at Vinson's Store at Menola and Thursday, December 14 ,at Mount Carmel Church. The REA requires a minimum of three members per mile, each mem ber paying a membership fee of $5, which is returned in case ser vice is not extended to this mem ber. At present the Roanoke Electric Membership Corporation is serving more than 600 families in Halifax County. Mrs. Pruden Hostess A delightful meeting of the Mon day Night Bridge Club was held last week with Mrs. Howard Pru den as hostess. Four tables of players enjoyed six progressions of contract, with the highest score for the evening being made by Miss Elizabeth Clark as club member and Mrs. Claude Cannon for guest. Bofh winners were presented at tractive gifts. A very delicious sal ad course was served at ten-thirty. Those enjoying this lovely party with Mrs. Pruden were: Mesdames Ned Manning, Rives Manning, Scott Benton, Carroll Wilson, Frank Hawley, Julian Allsbrook, Frank Muller, T. L. Martin, Claude Cannon, Misses Lucille Carlon, E lizabeth Clark, Ruth Transou, Ver nie Eddins, Marjorie Cannon, Hart Sheridan and Martha Craddock. Mrs. R. A. Daniel, Jr., spent Thursday in Richmond, Va.