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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, December 07, 1939, SECTION A, Image 7

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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
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.
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
PISTONS * "CAT*A^‘ SURE if BUICOIl sprinoino for
circulation under fressur * th toroue-tl.be
INS * fore-n-aft flash-way dik^ new -double
* locked oas tankdoo * _wth safety plate
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?
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
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
At present the Roanoke Electric
Membership Corporation is serving
more than 600 families in Halifax
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.

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