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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, July 12, 1945, SECTION A, Image 12

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Gives Report
Activities Of
The playgrounds of the com
munity were opened to the child
ren June 11 in charge of Rockfel
low Venters, director. There are
twelve people employed at five
playgrounds located at Central
School, Patterson Mills Village,
Rosemary, Bunker Hill, and John
Armstrong Chaloner colored
The program is carried out un
der the direction of the Recrea
tion Committee composed of one
member from each of the various
clubs, the city, the schools, and
the Community Chest. The com
mittee is headed by McRae Faison
as chairman.
During the first four weeks of
operation, there were 6,164 child
ren, with an average of 1,541 child
ren per week. There was some de
lay in the opening of the pool
due to certain repairs which were
necessary. During the past two
weeks approximately 2,200 child
ren visited the pool. During the
four weeks’ operation, the twelve
employees have spent 1,297 man
hours at a total cost of $738.29, an
average cost per man hour of ap
hours that the pool is kept open,
life guards are kept on duty to
protect the children. No children
are permitted to participate in the
swimming pool activities unless
they have attended the playgrounds
on the same date.
The expenses of operation of
the playgrounds is borne by con
tributions from the city, the
schools, the Community Chest, the
Lions Club, the Rotary Club, the
Kiwanis Club, the Business and
Professional Women’s Club, and
the Sanitary District.
Visiting Here
M/Sgt. and Mrs. E. R. Burnette
of Greensboro, are visiting Mrs.
Burnette’s mother, Mrs. J. N. Tay
lor. M/Sgt. Burnette returned to
the states recently after spending
30 months overseas and serving
in Africa, Italy and France. He
has been awarded the Bronze Star.
Donald Lee Pitt, age 23, died
Saturday, June 30, at 9:15 o’clock
in State Hospital, Raleigh. He was
the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Pitt
of Monroe Street, Roanoke Rap
ids. Surviving besides the parents
are two brother, John R. Pitt of
the U. S. Navy, and K. Alvin Pitt
of Wake Forest; one niece and
one nephew.
The funeral was held July 2 at
the home by Rev. Gordon L. Price.
Interment was in Cedarwood Cera
Local Lions
Air Patrol
The Lion’s Club of Roanoke
Rapids is sponsoring, under the
direction of the Army Air Force,
i Civil Air Patrol Squadron. All
persons interested, especially boys
and girls from 15 years old up,
should join. This is a branch of
the Army Air Force and flying
will be taught from the ground
up. This is not a war time train
ing course. It will be continued
after the war is over. Regular
army training equipment will be
used and all who wish to learn
how to fly, should enlist immedi
The first meeting will be held
at 8 p. m. Tuesday, July 17 at
the Roanoke Rapids High School.
Rev. Topping
Returns Home
Rev. R. L. Topping, of 915 Ham
ilton street, returned home last
Monday from Roanoke Christian
Service Camp, Bath, N. C., where
he had helped direct the activities
of the camp. He taught two classes
daily, directed the recreational
activities, and was song leader
for the camp.
Twenty churches were repre
sented with a student enrollment
of seventy-eight. There were twelve
baptisms, and six who volunteered
for full-time Christian service.
The camp was held in the Bath
High School building which has
all modern conveniences. The
evening devotional was held in the
Christian - Church located just
across the street from the high
school, to which the public at
large was invited. Dr. Harry Poll
of Cincinnati, Ohio, was dean of
the camp. The morning “dip” at
six-thirty and the swimming in
the afternoon was in the Pamlico
River. On the fourth of July the
Everything She Ate
Seemed To Disagree
With Her, Weight Was
Down To 112 Lbs., She
States. Feels Better
Now Than In Years.
“After the wonderful relief Re
tonga gave me I would feel selfish
pot to pass the good word on to
others,” gratefully declares Mrs.
Mary Lola Lawrence, well known
practical nurse of 4500, 11th Ave„
North, Birmingham, Ala. Discussing
,her case she happily stated:
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ate disagreed with me and caused
gas in my stomach until I could
hardly breathe. I tossed and tumbl
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mornings as if I had done a hard
days work. My appetite dwindled
away ,my weight went down to only
a hundred and twelve pounds, and I
felt terribly nervous and weak. I
was forced to depend on laxative^
for elimination, and I had about
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“The relief Retonga gave DM
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Bronze Star
Medal Given
Lt. Col. Taylor
With the 89th Infantry Division
in Europe — Lieutenant Colonel
Thos. J. Taylor, husband of Mrs.
Doris D. Taylor of Scotland Neck
and son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Taylor of Enfield, has been award
ed the Bronze Star Medal for meri
torious service in connection with
military operations against the
enemy as Commanding Officer,
314th Medical Battalion, 89th In
fantry Division.
In the advance of the division
from Luxembourg- to Central Ger
many, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor
handled in a superior manner the
operations involving the collection
and evacuation of personnel from
forward aid stations.
“He was tireless in his efforts to
provide rapid and efficient evacua
tion from all units of tile division
and was frequently exposed to en
emy action during reconnaissance
for the location of forward medical
installations," the citation accom
panying his award states.
“His outstanding leadership and
devotion to duty were largely re
sponsible for the excellent medical
support furnished the division dur
ing its operations against the ene
my" the citation continues. “The
service of Lieutenant Colonel Tay
lor reflects great credit upon him,
his battalion, and the Army of the
'United States.”
. Prior to entering the Army in
1940, Lieut. Col. Taylor was a prac
ticing physician in Roanoke Rap
Lt. George Wood
Is Here on Visit
Lt. George S. Wood, 25, arrived
in this city last Friday for a
30-day furlough after serving
overseas in the China-Burma and
India Theatres for 10 months. Lt.
Wood has completed a total of
100 combat missions on a C-47
as a navigator and has been
awarded the Air Medal, an Oak
Leaf Cluster and the Distinguish
ed Flying Cross. He flew from the
European area into Florida .His
wife is the former Sarah Craw
ford Towe of this city.
campers hiked to Bayview for
There will be two weeks of
camping next year held at the
same place .One week for juniors
and one week for seniors. The
time will be the last two weeks of
June, at which time the Roanoke
District Convention will hold its
fifth Saturday and Sunday sessions
as the guests of Bath, Athers
Chapel and Saint Claire Churches.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. King spent
the week-end at Virginia Beach
with their daughter, Mrs. S. D.
^ — — — — — — — — -
Miss Dorothy Lee McClure, of
Newport News, Va., is spending
this week with Misses Betty and
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best investment T ever made.”
Retooga is intended to relieve
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