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C..THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1846_ NUMBER 7 3587 Persons Been X-rayed *55 Millions Released For Use on Flood Control Work Washington, D. C., Dec. 4—Con gressman John H. Kerr, 2nd Con gressional District of North Caro lina, announced today that he had been informed by the War Depart ment that the fifty-five million dollars recently released by the Bureau of the Budget for use on flood control projects would make it possible for work to be resum ed on the Buggs Island Dam in connection with the Roanoke Riv er Flood Control Project. It is not ^ known yet exactly how much money will be allotted Buggs Is land, however, Judge Kerr has been assured by the Department that a large portion of the major contract for the dam will be let. At the present time the District Engineer and the Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington are working on the contract, which will be advertised for bids in the near future. Judge Kerr is remain a ing in close contact with the Chief ™ of Engineers on this matter and every effort is being made to assure an early resumption of work cn this project. Board Okeys Request For • Fire Fighting Equipment For some time the Junior Cham ber of Commerce has been agitat ing a move to get more new equip ment and more paid firemen for the Roanoke Rapids fire depart ment. The result of this move came in a meeting Tuesday after noon with the City Board of Com P missioners at their regular meet ing. The commissioners heard pleas from Jack Vincent, head of the Jaycee committee, and from Sherwood Brockwell, state fire marshall. After the hearing which con sumed most of the afternoon, the commissioners voted in favor of the project and instructed the fire committee to make recommenda tions as to just what equipment r is needed. It is the belief of those inter ested that a new truck will be purchased to replace the old Chev rolet truck' now in use and may be the employing of one or more firement to add to the present personnel of the department. Half-Holiday Is s Forced on Schools A half-holiday was enforced to day on the High and Junior High Schools caused by the break last night in a trunk line water main. The pupils were told to "go home” this morning and return at 1 p. m. / These Men Get X-rayed Early ___ •'_ FATHER PETER DENGES DR. M. a MADDREY V FRANK C. WILLIAMS HOWARD PRI DE X WILLIAM WHITE BAY STEPHENSON ine l'uberculosis x-ray survey being conducted in the city was given strong impetus Monday morn ing when prominent business and professional men went to the various units to get chest X-rays. “Snapped in the act" were those pictured above. Results of Labor Election Held At Patterson Mills Co * The results of the election held at the Patterson Mill yesterday have been released. The election was held by the National Labor Relations Board to determine which organized labor union, if any, should act as the bargaining agent between labor and manage ment of the mill. The tabulated results follows: Approximate number of eligible voters _764 Void ballots _10 Votes cast for District 50, United Mine Workers of America, A.P.L. ___192 Votes cast for Textile Work ers Union of America, C. I. O--152 Votes feast against partici pating labor organization (s)_328 (Continued on page 5—Sect. AJ County Attorney Jenkins Replaced Kelly Jenkins, Halifax County attorney since December, 1941, has been removed from the office by the Board of County Commission ers. This actioh was taken at a board meeting held last Monday. Named by the board to replace Jenkins was Irwin Clark, attorney, of Scotland Neck. The commissioners also voted another change, that of the chair manship of the board. J. R. Wrenn, who has been chairman for about five years* was replaced by G. D. Dickens of Littleton. Water Mains Burst After Temperature Drops to Low . Two of the city’s trunk line water mains broke this week caus ing much inconvenience to water users in the area where the mains were broken. The first break occurred last Tuesday night on Ninth street be tween Roanoke Avenue and Jack son street. The second happened last night on Roanoke Avenue at the intersection of Seventh street. Een Lancaster, superintendent of the water department, announced that repairs to both mains had been completed and a steady flow of water is again going into the homes in the area. "TB" Survey To Continue For Several More Weeks Four big public health X-ray buses arrived in Roanoke Rapids last Saturday and were set up for the first X-ray schedule at Rose mary Manufacturing Company, Roanoke Mill No. 2, Roanoke Mill No. 1, Halifax Paper Company and Manchester Board ana Paper Company and the Roanoke Rapid* High School All schedules for X-raying the people of the city began Monday morning at 9 o’clock. Dr. Dean Geheber and Dr. Robert Bell of the United States Public Health Service are here assisting Dr. Robert Young, district health Of ficer, in directing the survey which will continue through December and January in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County. Dr. T. F. Ves* tal, director of the division of tuberculosis control, State Board of Health, is in charge of the entire program. Excellent cooperation has bees given the entire project by the working committee of the city and from reports to date the grogram is making successful progress. The Junior class of the Roanoke Rapids High School and the senior class of Chaloner school won prize* Cor the best display on tuberculos is control. Prizes will be awarded these classes by the judging com mittee of the civic clubs in the city. Dr. Robert Young, health officer, urges everyone 15 years and old er to have a chest X-ray made luring this survey. To date the number of person* that have been X-rayed at the various points in the city are: High School unit _649 Rosemary Mfg. Co. _1400 Roanoke Mill No. 2 _627 “River Mills” _911, Total- 3587 An expected total of 10,000 per sons will be X-rayed in the city alone during the next few days in which the health units will be here. New Officers Are Added to Police Force Cheif of Police T. J. Davis an nounced today that two more new police officers have been added to the police department. The new men are T. L. Glosson, formerly with the sheriff’s office of Ala mance County. The other new officer is Char ley Allen, formerly of the Smitk field police department Both men are married and are serving on the night shift. Glosson has already assumed Ids duties here and Allen will begin work next Saturday night tlv / chief said.