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Hayes Crashes Flaming Boardwall
* ABOVE is a scene from “Suicide” Bob Hayes’ 1940 “Hell Drivers” show, in which the veteran Georgia hell-driver is shown crashing into a flaming board wall after having jumped a number of stock cars. He will attempt a similar stunt at the Fairgrounds here next Sunday at which time he will attempt to better his own record by jumping 18 cars. HAYES WILL PLAY CITY FOR ONE OF FIRST 1941 DATES ________ Springtime that season of the year “when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”, appears also to be the season when Roanoke Rapids thrill-seek ers thoughts turn to "Suicide” Bob Hayes. Or maybe its vice versa. At any rate the weather for the past few days leaves little doubt that Spring is de finitely here—and Suicide Hayes will be at the Halifax County Fairgrounds for another of his famous “Hell Drivers” shows next Sunday afternoon. Last year Hayes presented his first show of the season in Roa noke Rapids on Sunday, April 7th. He also wound up his 1940 sea son here, giving his last perfor mance on Sunday, October 6th. The large grandstand at the co unty fairgrounds was filled prac tically to capacity for both shows, and Hayes is said to hold the re cord locally for “packing ’em in”, having appeared here previously in 1939 for several engagements. Next Sunday is scheduled to be more than “just another show day” for the devil-may-care Hell Driver from Georgia, for it is said he plans to try out several new stunts which if successful, will be used in his show all sea son. Hayes is booking Fairs "right and left” this year and leaves here on an itiuerary that will take him to points in Maine and Canada. “I always like to start the season off in Roanoke Rapids,” Hayes told a Herald representa tive this week, “altho I invariably draw one of the most appre ciative audiences of anyplace I play it is also a ‘hard boiled’ audience. Folks here know what real “Hell Driving” is, and if a stunt pleases that crowd out at the Fairgrounds Sunday after noon it will please any audience— anywhere I play,” he said. Hayes has added a number of new routines to his show for the current season, and will this year feature in addition to stunts performed with automobiles, se veral new motorcycle stunts. His new 1941 show has been carefully planned and rehearshed for the past several months while he and his company of hell drivers have been in winter quarters in his native Georgia. » .1_ Climaxing ouxmoj - program, Hayes will attempt an 18-car jump, at which time after gaining tremendous speed from going around the one-mile track at the fair grounds his stock car will leave the ramp high in the air and be catapuled over 18-stock cars parked next to the ramp. Hayes first introduced this stunt to Roanoke Rapids by jumping ten cars . . . then the number was increased to 12 ... to 14 .. . and finally at Hayes’ last show of the season here in October, he jumped 16 Cars crashing into a flaming timber barrier. Sunday afternoon marks the first time in the history of the Georgia dare devil that he will attempt to to jump 18 cars, it is said. Many of the old favorites of the Hayes Hell Drivers will be seen at next Sunday afternoon’s performance here, along with new recruits, and preparations are be ing made to take care of a re cord crowd. Weldon Furn. Co. Local Sponsors Tomlinson Show The Weldon Furniture Co., of Weldon, is again this year join ing with the Guild of Tomlinson dealers in distributing a huge number of personal invitations and courtesy admission cards to the Tomlinson exhibit, “Topping the Trends”, which will be held in High Point all of next week. The annual style revue is being sponsored by furniture dealers throughout eight Southeastern states, and is said to be exciting lots of enthusiastic comments al ready. It was learned today that many local people expect to at tend the style show of furniture next week, and will journey to the North Carolina furniture manufac turing center to enjoy admission to the show with the compliments of the Weldon Furniture Company. Besides presenting a “pre-view" of the latest trends in home fur nishings, “Topping The Trends” is said to be animated, alive, re freshing and revealing, and among many other features includes two moving picture shorts in Techni color, presented twice daily. The show is staged continuously each day for the entire week of April 21st. Local people interested in attending the exhibit in High Point may receive courtesy ad mission cards from the Weldon Furniture Company. Christian Church Rev. T. E. Tomerlin, Pastor Bible School 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 10:45. Sermon topic, “The reality of God.” Christian En deavor 7:00 p.m. Evening worship 7:30. Sermon subject: “The Savior hood of Christ.” These are the opening sermons of our twelve weeks of evangelism. The work will be done by personal contact through specially appoint ed committees. Each week’s work climaxing in the Sunday morning and evening evangelistic service at the church. Special features of work will be carried by the several Circles through the Council, also through the whole organization of the Bible School. First Methodist Church DANIEL LANE, Pastor Sunday Services for Sunday, A pril 20, 1941. 9:45 Church School. We have classes for all group ages. You are welcome. 11:00 Morning Worship with Ser mon by the Pastor, Rev. Daniel Lane. Sermon Theme: “I Believe in the Resurrection”. 6:45 p.m. The meetings of the Intermediates and Senior Young People. 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship. Pas tor’s Sermon Theme: “The Religion of a Warm Heart”. We invite you to worship with us and to make our Church your religious home in the community. Negro Child Dies Here After Being Struck By Auto Alvin Jackson Wood, small Ne gro child of near Emporia, died in the Roanoke Rapids Hospital on April 14 from injuries re ceived when struck by an auto mobile on the highway in front of his home on April 14. He re ceived fractures to both legs and a head injury. The machine that struck the child wes driven by W. H. Prell man of Bassett, Va. The victim ran across the road into the path of the car, it is reported here. Mrs. John R. Stone of Dunn is spending this week as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Tickel. William Long, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. T. M. Bullock, returned to Marian, Va., Tuesday. i , , dcW-in-daV r\eansin9 1 ;n *0 EUx°be'h ^deans0 *'"h ^^^Ardeno ^ A ^eJena SUn W*J£ ^ Meno m c"Si »**“££«*■ « »»-. 9 rreatn.--ul . . „6.<X> : "I ^ '• • 9 a*d»'* &Klt4 lotion • . . • • • , 00 to 4'00 . .1 . 89 w«‘,sa“ ..11,111 1 ■■■■■—I THE GUILD OF TOMLINSON QUALITY DEALERS A REVUE ON FOUR FLOORS It's the HIT Show of the year!... It's PACKED with the kind of PUNCH you will enjoy... It's a Spectacle NEVER BEFORE seen in the South! V Few of the Thirty-Two Intriguing Features Are ... • "LADY OUT OF THE DARK" • "RECIPES FOR ' CONTENTMENT" • "FURNISHING A BOMB PROOF SHELTER" • "LIFE VS. LIVING" • "ROOMS FOR BLONDES, BRUNETTES AND SUNSETS" • "PRE PAREDNESS" • "DEFENSE" • "LET'S FEATHER OUR NEST" • "A BED OF ROSES" • "LEATHER RIDES AGAIN" • "THUMBS UP" • "HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF" . . . PLUS the Greatest Collection of Lovely Furniture—Taste fully arranged, to be seen anywhere . . . AND Moving Pictures in Technicolor at 11 and 3 Daily. CONTINUOUS DAILY FOR ENTIRE WEEK, APRIL 21st thru 26th TEN A.M. TO SIX P.M. — NO NIGHT PERFORMANCES *11*41 Shorn Will he at the Mem TOMLINSON EXHIBITION BUILDING In HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA Ask Here for Your Free Guest Card of Admission WELDON FURNITURE CO Weldon, N. C.