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j THE ROANOKE RAPIDS tf. IJ17 D A ¥ T\ «*Hb| I ». o.’, TABiotd B ^ ■ Jgm mm 7o77ZT~l!mm j Picture NBWSpaper ■ ■ ■ ■ B 4***^* - M L"" “j ■ I CAROLINA’S FIRSX^y ■ j|B I Paid auhmjrttwrr \ v-■• MTAB/oic/ ^KiNHS^aqMP A-/ | a VOLUME XXX " ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.TTHURSDAY, JULY 26,1945 " NUMBER 47 Woman Is Hit By Auto Last Friday Night Mrs. Daisy Gum was struck by an automobile about two miles *0 from Roanoke Rapids on the Lit tleton Highway last Friday night about 11 o’clock. The accident was caused, it is said, when H. E. Liles of Norfolk, on his way to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liles, of Aurelian Springs, met another car travelling toward Roanoke Rapids. The two cars passed without mishap, but im mediately afterwards Liles said he i saw a dark object directly in the path of his car only a few yards in front. He made every effort to avoid hitting it. Stopping his ma chine the Norfolk man discovered it was a woman. Mrs. Gum was on her way home, it is said, after she had been to the home of a daughter nearby. She was taken to Roanoke Rap ids Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed serious. After an investigation of the ac cident by officers no blame was attached to Liles. Riding in the car with him at the time were S' « his wife and two children and jR Mrs. Liles’ mother, Mrs. W. VV. | Gibson. _ ' Men Jailed in "Break" Case Two white men, Hubert “Boob” Lowder and Ben Barnes, were ar rested Tuesday morning by Police Officer Jenkins and placed in jail in connection with a “break-in” at Kidd’s Lunch in “uptown” Roa noke Rapids. The alleged crime is believed to have been committed sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Entrance into the place was made by tearing the screen from the window on the side of the ^building and breaking the large glass pane. Missing from the place according to the management of the establishment, were 500 pen nies taken from the cash register and two cartons of cigarettes. Office Hours Of Local Red Cross The local chapter of the Ameri W/can Red Cross, Miss Doris Hedge peth, executive secretary, announ ces the following office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a. m. to I 5 p. m. Saturday, 9 a. m. to i2 j noon. Back In States ^ Pictured above is Marine Cap tain Allen P. McNeill, Jr., 29, who has returned to the Marine Corps Air Depot, Miramar, Cal ifornia, for leave and reassign ment, after participating in the campaign for liberation of the Philippines as.a communications officer with a First Marine Air Wim. group. Although he under went several Jap bombings of his base on Luzon, Captain Mc Neill escaped injury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. McNeill, Sr., 4810 Meadow Rd., Norfolk, the Marine officer was graduated from Roanoke Rap ids High School in 1935 and at tended Guilford, N. C. College. Prior to enlisting in July, 1940, he was employed by the Virginia Power and Electric Company, Roanoke Rapids. He was com missioned in May, 1942, and was promoted to his present rank in January. 1944. A brother, George 13, is a Navy Seaman first class in the Pacific. Hoy Parker Talks To Potary Club Roy Parker, professor of Jour nalism at the University of North Carolina, and a widely known North Carolina Newspaper man, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Roanoke Rapids Rotary Club here last Tuesday. Mr. Parker interesting ly discussed daily and weekly newspapers and their position in public life and industry. Mrs. Parker accompanied her husband on his visit to the city. They returned to their home in Ahoskie Tuesday night. Wood-for-War1 Motorcade Will Put On Show Here Next | ’Tuesday Night; Vets Coming ine u. s. Army wooa-ior-war Motorcade now touring the East ern part of North Carolina will put on a night show here in Roa noke Rapids for all workers, both white and colored, working in lum ber mills and ‘woods industries of ^.this vicinity. Included on the pro *^gram will be the personal appear ance of five distinguished combat veterans of World War II. The highlight of the program will be the moving picture "San Pietro,” a combat film, made under fire by the U. S. Army. The show in Roanoke Rapids will be held at the Roanoke Rapids Armory, Tuesday night, July 31, at 8:30 o’clock. This show is being sponsored by the U. S. Army, the Timber Pro duction War Project and the War Manpower Commission. It is de signed to combat absenteeism in the woods industries. Fmployees from all lumber, pulpwood, veneer industries and others in this vicinity are invited to attend the free show. CHARLES T. JOHNSON I IS FOUND DEAD IN BED! "Meat Shortage" May Be Cause of Theft Charges Mincher Buys Silver Grill; Hatems Going To Mew York A. K. and Jimmie Hatem, oper ators of Hatem’s Silver Grill on Tenth street, have sold their busi ness, including all stock and fix tures, to B. Mincher. The deal was consumated this week. The Hatem brothers have been residents of Roanoke Rapids for 13 years. Eight years ago they purchased the grill and since that time they have made many friends throughout this section. A. K. Hatem will leave this week for New York city where he will devote his entire time to the brokerage and resident buying business established there s;.t 1896 by N. Hatem, who. after his death was succeeded by Albert Hatem. The business will be op erated under the firm name of B. Hatem Company. Jimmie will join his brother there after August 1. “You may say for us,” said the Hatem brothers, “that we deeply regret leaving Roanoke Rapids and its fine people, but our added business interests in New York demand our time there. We have many wonderful friends in the city and Roanoke Rapids is a great place in which to live.” The Hatem brothers’ brokerage business in New York is at 1182 Broadway. Loan Approved To Halifax Paper Co. It was learned today that the Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion approved an application for loan to Halifax Paper Company, Incorporated, and Albemarle Paper Manufacturing Company, in the amount of three and one half million dollars for moderni zation and expansion of facilities in the State of North Carolina. Trucks Available It was announced today that the Surplus Property Administration will make available next week to /armers and farmers coopera tives in Halifax, Edgecombe, Ber tie and Northampton counties 100 1’4-ton cargo trucks, 22 ’4-ton pickup trucks and 10 l$4-ton stake body trucks. Procedure for obtaining these trucks may be ob tained from the County Agents and AAA offices. The shortage of meat in Roa noke Rapids may be the cause of Roland Bishop, white man, and “Strawberry” Carter, negro wo man, being arrested and placed in jail last week charged with steal ing two hogs valued at $30 each from H. T. Davis. Bishop’s wife, N. Shaheen, W. W. Enright and Otha Lynch were all charged with receiving stolen goods. Arrests of the six people were made by Deputy Sheriff A. J. Brigman and Police Officer P. C. Luter. Hearings were held in Mayor Jenkins’ court Monday afternoon and all six defendants were bound over to Halifax Coun ty Recorder’s Court for trial, w'here Bishop drew a three months road sentence and the Carter woman was given six months in jail. Mrs. Bishop had judgment in her case continued upon payment of $12 to Davis, w'hile the charges against Sha heen, Enright and Lynch were nol prosed with leave. Report Made For Women Mrs. Howard Pruden, chairman of the Women’s War Finance Committee for Roanoke Rapids, said this morning that her com mittee sold $55,369 worth of “E” bonds during the past Seventh War Loan campaign. “I am happy over the results,” said Mrs. Pruden, "and I would like for The Herald to publish my thanks and appreciation to every woman in Roanoke Rapids who assisted in the sale of those secur ities — and many did. It was only through the cooperation and good work of the women that made it possible for us to accomplish such a fine record.” Mrs. Pruden urges her commit tee members and all other women to continue efforts to sell bonds— “not only sell them, but keep them,” she concluded. Monkeys Climb Trees: Men Also Climb Trees, Too; So What? Says Prof. Einstein was it r^ror. jumstem wno said “men are offsprings of mon- ' keys,” or who was it? Anyway, someone said it. And believe it or not, but men sometimes do try to imi tate monkeys. And that’s what happened last Saturday afternoon, right here in Roanoke Rapids on Monroe street. A gentleman, after taking “a fast one,” decided he would climb a tree to get some honey from a bee hive, it is claimed. He started with a short ladder, but soon got tl*e idea he could do like a monkey, so he discard ed the ladder and “shinnied” up the tree. Sawing off a limb to -get to the bees, he found it was so restful up among the branches where the cool breeze was blow ing, he forgot all about the bees and fell sound asleep. Startled by the loud “snoring” or maybe it was the “cheep, cheep, cheep noise made like a “monk,” an officer of the law was called by someone. Investi (Continued on page IS—Sect.- A) Body Discovered By His Daughter At Noon Monday; Rites Wednesday Charles Thomas Johnson, 62 years old, prominent Roanoke Rapids citizen for 45 years, was found dead in bed last Monday noon at his home, 818 Roanoke Avenue. The discovery of Mr. Johnson’s death was made by his daughter, Mrs. Paul T. Overton. Johnson, native of Johnston County, near Smithfield, was own er and operator of Johnson’s Laundry here for a number of years until it was destroyed by fire several years ago. He also had large farming interests in the county. After the death of his wife in 1941, Mr. Johnson’s health failed rapidly and this year he was forced to give up active work and went to Florida for several months. Keturning home he was recent ly stricken with appendicitis for which an operation was perform ed. He had been released from the hospital and his condition was be lieved good. However, he suffered a heart attack sometime Sunday night, to which his death is at tributed. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o’ clock from the Rosemary Baptist Church. Rev. B. Marshall White Hurst, pastor of the church, offi ciated. Interment was in Roanoke Rapids cemetery. Surviving Mr. Johnson are two sons, Charles L., and Raymond Johnson, and a daughter, Mrs. Paul Overton, all of this city; two brothers, Willis D. Johnson of Raleigh and James R. Johnson of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. C. D. Etrauther of Roanoke Rapids and Mrs. D. S. Greigg of Burlington; a half-sister, Mrs. J. M. Hodges of Dunn, and four grandchildren. Active pallbearers were: C. C. Shell, William Tickel, V. C. Mor gan, Harold Bloom, Harvey Tay lor, R. I. Starke, Julian Allsbrook md Ed Knott.