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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, December 07, 1939, SECTION B, Image 9

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150 Expected At Dinner
In Basement Of 1st.
Baptist Church
Approximately 150 Yellow Jacket
football players past and present,
Wake Forest alumni, school band
members, and invited guests are
expected to attend the Annual High
School Football Banquet to be held
in the basement of the First Bap
tist Church next Tuesday night,
December 12, at 7:00 p.m. Plans call
for a much more elaborate pro
gram than that of last year. Coach
“Peahead” Walker, head coach at
Wake Forest, will be guest speaker.
The football banquet was started
last year with the idea in mind of
having at the end of each season
a get-together of high school alum
ni, along with the present Yellow
Jacket football team and others
who are interested in high school
At last year’s banquet, Coach
Bear Wolf, popular head coach
of the University of N. C., was the
guest speaker and showed movies
of the U.N.C.-Fordham game.
This year the guest speaker will
be “Peahead” Walker, head coach
of Wake Forest College, who will
also show pictures of several Wake
Forest games. An effort is being
made to have Coach Walker bring
along his four star backfield, con
sisting of Polanski, Gallovitch,
Mayberry and Ringgold. Freshmen
Coach Jim Weaver will be on hand
for a short talk, it is hoped. '
The local school Board will be
invited. Other guest speakers will
be J. T. Chase, who has seen every
Yellow Jacket team in action since
football was started; Carroll Wil
son, Editor of the Herald; A. Mei
kle, Supt. Patterson Mills; T. W.
Mullen, Supt. Rosemary Mfg. Co.;
Mayor Bernard Allsbrook; F. C.
Williams, Gen. Manager Roanoke
and Patterson Mills; Dr. Bahnson
Weathers; and Cranford Hoyle,
Yellow Jacket head coach.
In charge of arrangements are
Bill Alligood, Capt. 1926 football
team; High School Alumni Reser
vations, Jimmie Womble, Chair
man, former All Northeastern and
All State- Jacket Quarterback;
Fleetwood Sullivan, rated the
Jackets’ greatest baseball catcher,
halfback in football; and Elmer
“Lefty” Starke, former Jacket star
in baseball, football and basket
ball. I
Every man who ever won a let
ter in any sport should immediate
ly get in touch with one of these
fellows and hand over six bits for
his reservation.
The Wake Forest Alumni Com
mittee is composed of Dr. Bahn
son Weathers, Chairman; Highway
Patrolman “Skinny” Rothrock, and
Mayor Bernard Allsbrook, aided by
all other Wake Forest alumni in
the county.
The toastmaster for the banquet
will be none other than Ted “Tub
by” Speight, great center of the
1925 football team. It is planned
to have at least 70% of the foot
ball captains present from the first
Yellow Jacket team (to the present.
Sixty-five members of the 1939
Yellow Jacket football team that
won seven, tied one and lost two
games, will be present, many of
them for the last time as members
of the team.
Attention Athletes
AU former athletes who are
interested in attending the foot
ball banquet Tuesday night
please get in touch with Jimmie
Womble at VEPCO, Fleetwood
Sullivan at R-724-1, or Elmer
Starke at R-434-1. Reservations
must be made before 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 8.
Bill Parker of Virginia Beach was
the guest of Miss Ophelia Cham
bliss Thanksgiving Day.
Miss Julia Foley spent the
Thanksgiving holidays at her home
in Greenville.
Miss Clara Hearne spent the
Thanksgiving holidays at her home
I in Bynum.
Guests welcome
this pure refreshment
With frosty bottles of Coca-Cola in your refriger
ator, you are always ready to provide refreshing
hospitality for your guests. You can get Coca-Cola
in handy six-bottle cartons from your dealer.
Curbing Is Begun;
Gravel State Rd.
Curbing is being laid on Tenth
Street between Monroe and Henry
and on Fifth Street between Jack
son and Monroe in preparation for
the cross streets paving project ap
proved by a city vote some time
ago. About 40 WPA workers are
employed at the present.
The newly opened state road be
tween the city limits at the end of
east Tenth Street and Carolina Av
enue in Hornertown is being given
an application of sand and gravel
this week. Passable now, the road
is expected to be suitable for heavy
traffic before many days.
Girl Injured From
Falling Into Door
Miriam Warren, daughter of Mrs.
R. A. Warren of 839 Hamilton St.,
was treated in the Roanoke Rapids
Hospital last Friday night for
throat wounds that she received
when she fell into a glass door in
her hopie. Twenty skin clamps
were used in treating the wounds.
Miss Warren was painfully in
jured but not seriously enough to
be retained in the hospital.
Continuing the building boom |
that the city has been witnessing
for the past months, nine new
homes are at present in the process
of construction within the city lim
its, according to Building Inspector
Henry Fitts this week. Some of the
homes, being built in nearly every
section of town, are almost com
plete, some have only the founda
tion started. Permits for the homes
were issued between October 21
and December 1.
Mr. Fitts stated also that a per
mit had been given to J. Winfield
Crew, Jr., for tearing down the
old candy kitchen building in the
tenth block on the Avenue where
Mr. Crew plans to erect a large
modern store building soon.
Another permit was issued in No
vember to F. M. Coburn to build a
shoe store in the ninth block on
the Avenue. Work on that build
ing has been in progress for some
The homes under construction
are as follows: Julian L. Bell, five
rooms on Charlotte St., estimated
cost $2200; J. H. Summerell, five
rooms on Washington St., estimat
ed cost $2000; S. N. Graham, six
rooms on Vance St., estimated cost
$4000; T. B. Glover, four rooms on
Jefferson St., estimated cost $1600;
J. E. Matthews, three rooms on
rear lot Hamilton St., estimated
cost $500; Mrs. J. E. Tickle, six
rooms on Hamilton St., estimated
cost $3800; T. D. Parker, five rooms
on Charlotte St., estimated cost
$2900; W. T. Alford, eight rooms
on Madison St., estimated cost
$2800; H. M. Stokes, five rooms on
east Tenth St., estimated cost $2500.
Miss Sara C. Towe, who spent
the holidays here with her parents,
returned to Duke Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gilliam and
son, Al, Jr., spent Thursday in
Miss Lillian Lee returned to Duke
University Sunday after spending
the holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Lee.

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