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THE ROANOKE RAPIDS
aBBS N. C.’s TABloid More New* — Mor* Picture NEWSpaper Advertising — Mor* - “ H«™™ - j CAR OLINA'8 FIRST I s“b“rtb" . v_-r TA B loicf JaBgr.tiEWSjx>»ei> >--r VOLUME TWENTY-FIVE ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. THURSDAY, Dec. 14,1939 NUMBER 22 AT SCOUT HUT DEDICATION Above is pictured a part of the crowd that attended thfe formal ope ning of the Girls Scout Hut Thursday of last week. John A. Lang, State N.Y.A. Administrator, presented the building to the scouts during the ceremony. In the foreground, lined up immediately in front of the beautiful log structure, is the crack high school band, Which participated In the dedicatory jrrogranv. (Photograph"by Grant) YELLOW JACKET SQUAD HONOR GUESTS AT BANQUET HERE J. M. Broughton Of Raleigh Is Out For NC Governor Prominent Raleigh attorney and Sunday School leader, who Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Gover nor. SCHOOLS TO CLOSE FRIDAY Unseen, Saint Nicholas walked abroad in seven-league boots, sowing the seeds of his spirit— seeds which have already sprouted: next week the plant will bloom in full and out will pop CHRISTMAS in Roanoke Rapids. To the older folks, it will be all too soon; to the younger the intervening time will drag. Rut the build-up, the spirit is here, evident on every hand. The Christmas street lights, fur nished to the citizens of the town from Hornertown to Belmont and from Camps Store to South Rose mary by the Roanoke Rapids Mer chants Association and cooperating non-members, have been up a week now, showering their colored rays upon the growing stream of eve ning window shoppers. The city hall announced that it had the spirit by getting a full dress decoration draped around its front steps, giving a cheery greet ing to all comers, regardless of their mission. Bright lights shin ing from the hall’s steps and win dows at night give that section a touch of life and cheer. The stores, one by one, are catch ing the radiance of the season, and over night they become places of luxurious luster and tinseled beau ty. All up and down the Avenue, the passerby is greeted with deco rations that were put there for his benefit. And he can not but realize that the merchants are sending out to him hearty Christmas wishes, whether he trades with them or not. Homes throughout the city have placed the colored candles in their windows in order that all may see that the owner still has the welfare of his fellow man at heart. The fire department continue with their job of repairing toys for the underprivileged. The school children prepare big white boxes filled with the finer things of the season to be delivered Friday to those in need. Santa Claus has himself station ed at various intervals along the (Continued on Page 12) ————i mi i—— i -*- - TUESDAY NIGHT AT BANQUET GIVEN FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SQUAD by the Monogram Club, composed of Roanoke Rapids High School alumni lettermen. TOP LEFT' Coach D. C. Walker, head football coach of Wake Forest College, shown speaking at the banquet. BOTTOM LEFT: Coach Walker with Fullback John Polanski, Center John Pendegrast and End Paul Waivers of the Wake Forest varsity. BOTTOM RIGHT: J. T. Chase, C. L. Wilson, Ned Maiming, presented with letters by Monogram Club members Ted Speight and BUI Alligood. Complete story Page One, Sec. C. NewsKuts by Crumpier.