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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, November 05, 1942, SECTION B, Image 16

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Joan Fontaine and Tyrone Pow
er are co-starred in the film “This
Above All” ,which will be brought
back for a second showing in the
city to the Imperial for their Sun
day-only program next week. The
film was pronounced by many who
saw it here previously as being
one of the best of the current sea
son. Undoubtedly many will wish
to avail themselves of this oppor
tunity to see it again.
“The Major and the Minor,” a
pre-view of which is given on the
opposite page, will be shown Mon
day and Tuesday of next week at
the Imperial.
“Drums of the Congo,” Wednes
day-only bill at the Imperial next
week, brings an international turn
to the ever-popular jungle drama,
with the Congo as the scene of a
spy hunt for a valuable mineral
Ona Munson and Stuart Erwin
are the principals of this jungle
epic, and the film is reported to
be a very enjoyable one for those
who ern in for the tvne.
* * * * * *
Judy Canova and Joe E. Brown
are co-starred in “Joan of Ozark”
which comes to the Imperial for
their Thursday-Friday feature next
week. As the scene opens, we see
Judy Canova coming up the hill
with her dog and a gun, joyfully
singing a hill-billy song. If that
sentence seems confused, we mean
that Judy is doing the singing, not
her dog or the gun. Presently,
something barks. You probably
think that it is the dog that is
making the noise this time. But
you are wrong; it is the gun
which barks. You see, Judy is out
"bird-hunting in the Ozark moun
tains. When Judy’s gun let’s fly —
a pigeon stops flying forever.
Now, in ordinary times that pig
eon would have been an ordinary
bird that would have found its
way into a hill-billy cook pot. But
these are not ordinary times and
Judy’s kill is — what do you
think? It’s a Nazi spy! That is,
it is carrying a Nazi spy’s mes
Yes, sir, derned if they don’t
have spies out there in the Ozarks.
Judy’s well-aimed shot results
in the uncovering of those spies
and she gets on the front pages of
all the newspapers. Of course, the
movies, the radio and the night
clubs try to sign her up. But our
pig-tailed heroine refuses to cash
in on her fame •— until Joe E. I
Brown, a two-rent theatrical agerv <
comes along. He tells her that he
is an F. B. I. chief, and he wants
her to come to New York with
him and capture a lot of Nazis
who are using a night club as
their rendezvous. Naturally. Judy
is all for that. What Joe doesn’t
know is that that night club really
is a Nazi hangout.
So, here we have Joe chasing
Judy, and Judy chasing Joe and
both of ’em chasing spies and spies
chasing both of ’em —and if you
fed like chasing yourself up to
the Imperial on next Thursday or
Fridav, you’ll find that “Joan of
Ozark,” is a harum-scarum yarn
with some funny situations, plus
some fancy musical numbers.
Johnny Mack Brown is featured
in “Little Joe, the Wrangler,” for
the Saturdav show at the Imper
ial next' week.
, American Legion
To Serve Supper
On Armistice Day
Plans for the observance of
Armistice Day are being worked
out by the American Legion Of
Civic Club Sponsors
Showing Of Cartoon
To Aid Scrap Drive
The Roanoke Rapids Rotarj
Club, through the cooperation oi
the 'management of Roanoke Rap
ids Theatres, will present a special
morning “Kiddies Matinee” at
the Imperial Theatre here next
Saturday, November 7th, to aic
the local scrap metal drive.
Max Fleisher’s full-length car
toon "Mr. Bug Goes To Town,” ir
full techni-color, will be the at
traction, and admission to child
dren (or adults, if they care tc
come) will be solely upon the do
nation of 5 lbs. or more of scrap
metal to the drive.
Doors of the popular uptown
theatre will open promptly at 1C
o’clockt and the picture will star)
at 10:30. Attendants will be sta
tioned in front of ^he theatre tc
receive the scrap metal, where it
will be weighed and placed in a
truck as the contribution of the
kids to “winning the war with
scrap metal.”
Special morning matinees, to
which admission is given only
through the contributions of scrap
materials, in other nearby cities
have been highly successful, and
the Rotarians are hopeful that
next Saturday morning’s show
here will increase the local scrap
metal heap.
Weldon and Roanoke Rapids, ac
cording to word received from M.
Josephson, Commander of Shaw
Post No. 38 the first of the week.
This year the Legion will spon
sor its annual supper meeting in
honor of the event. An oyster
roast will be given at the plant of
the Weldon Coca-Cola Bottling
Works, followed by the screening
pf moving pictures.
Time for the meeting has been
set for 7 p. m: on Wednesday, No
vember 11th. All ex-service men,
their wives and friends are invit
»d. A cover charge of 75c per
person will be made.
Bishop Edwin A. Penick of the
Diocese of North Carolina con
firmed a large class at All Saints’
Episcopal Church last Sunday on
the occasion of his annual visit to
the parish. Those confirmed were
as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Berkstres
ser Jr., and their son, Gordon III,
Hamilton Street; Nathan Frank
and daughter, Jo Ann, Chaloner
Park; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Scriv
ener, Hamilton Street; Miss Lu
cille Williams, Chaloner Park;
Miss Selma Garris, 1011 Henry
Street; Miss Jean Marie Sheffield,
304 Jefferson Street; Miss Caroline
Broun, 606 Roanoke Ave.; Miss
Shirley Anne Pruden, 721 Jeffer
son St.; C. S. (Tommy) Dickens,
The Bishop preached on the
Communion of Saints as the bond
or tie of connection between all
Christian believers, living and
dead, appropriate to All Saints’
Day, and he had a record congre
gation of 148, and a record com
munion of 97.
The Rector announced that the
Pansy Sale would be held in the
Church on Wednesday, November
11th, Armistice Day, from 10 a. m.
to 5 p. m. instead of Wednesday,
November 4th as advertised, be
cause the dealer could not ship
the pansies any earlier. He fur
ther announced that the Church
would be open all day for prayer
on Armistice Day, with Prayer
leaflets in the pews, as part of
the Church-wide Day of Prayer
Observance of the Episcopal
Church, and urged the people to
attend a corporate prayer service
that night, November 11th, in the
Church at 7:30 p. m. The public
is cordially invited to take part
in this prayer effort, as well as in
the regular community prayed ser
vices being held this month in the
Presbyterian Church on Tuesdays
from 7:30 to 8 p. m.
He Was Survivor Of The Wasp
On Furlough Tells Of Ordeal
Described as being still
the ordeal through which he ]
ley Britton, 17-year old seams
Wasp, U. S. aircraft carrier wl
cific by a Japanese submarine,
September 15th, was interviewed
last week by the Jackson News.
Young Britton was at his home on
the Jackson-Rich Square highway,
spending a 30-day furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Britton was described by the
Jackson News writer as “just an
ordinary-looking American lad,”
and told of his being picked up by
a destroyer after spending three
and one-half hours clinging to a
raft in the shark-infested waters
of the south Pacific, in the Solo
mon Islands-Guadalcanal area, fol
lowing the torpedoing of his ship.
"I was chmoing a iadder at a
machine gun emplacement on the
flight deck of the Wasp, when she
was struck amidship by three tor
pedoes in quick succession,” Brit
ton said. “The concussion of the
first torpedo was greater than the
last two, and I was thrown from
the ladder to the deck, but was
not rendered unconscious,” the
seaman continued.
“When the orders came to aban
don ship, I did not relish the idea
of jumping 80 feet to the ocean.
I found a water hose and climbed
down this into the ocean. Then, I
swam to a life raft and clung to
it for three and one-half hours un
til I was rescued by a destroyer.
There were fifteen or twenty men
on the raft and other men cling
ing to the sides and ends,” Britton
Asked how he felt during the
time the Wasp was torpedoed and
while he was in the water, Britton
“dauntless and calm,” despite
lad only recently passed, Wes
n first class, a survivor of the
lich was sunk in the South Pa
“I did not have time to get ex
cited or hysterical, and I was not
hurt much. The Wasp felt' like
home to me, and to see it go
down was like seeing your own
home go down.
“All of the officers and men re
mained calm and brave. That is
one reason only approximately ten
per cent of the crew was lost,”
Britton stated.
Britton received a rope burn on
one of his legs and on his stomach,
sustained when he slid down the
water hose to the surface of the
sea. He was not hospitalized, the
burns being superficial.
Britton enlisted in the Navy
January 19, 1942, and was assigned
to the Wasp as a gunner. He was
with the carrier when it relieved
the British garrison at Malta with
a fresh supply of planes and ma
terial, several months ago. The
Germans claimed to have torpedo
ed the Wasp at this time.
The young seaman attended
Rich Square high school, and as
sisted his father on the farm be
fore he enlisted.
When asked if he was anxious
to return to duty, Britton replied:
"I like staying home with my
people fine, but after you get used
to a ship and the sea you want
to stay out there most of the 1
Miss Ellen Page Jones and Miss
Mabel Garner left Friday to ac
cept a position in the Baltimore
City Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
They were formerly on the gen- |
eral nursing staff at the Roanoke
Rapids Hospital.
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The Roanoke Rapids Rotary blue
Five-Pounds of Scrap Metal
To aid the local SCRAP METAL DRIVE the Rotary Club through
the cooperation of Roanoke Rapids Theatres, has arranged a special
showing of Max Fleisher’s
“Mr. Bug Goes To Town”
Full-Length Cartoon in Techni-color

Doors Open 10 a. m. — Picture Starts at 10:30

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