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OANGEE RALD Volume L Numbero. ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, MAY 1, 1914. Subscription!; $1.00 a Year 7 1 I J 1 .1 A if f BUND ISSUE INTERVIEWS voting for this proposd bond issue, ; which is necessary for the pro IhlllllH S Of fltir Pnimlncnl PiZCIIS Tefand welfare of our eonunun- ... n -J I.. II... I'.r. i,l.i,l Ci.liml 'tV' Ill lllHJillU Ul nil! uiuubu M,mim j linnil Issue: "The kind issue shouffl he passed because there is l ough room to aecommod bt e- e the hildren as it is. and eil'di ency from the schools cannot be ttam- cd without more room to -reoni modate the lower grades ;spe ally. "The loss of the bon would be a -great blow town. It would deter from moving here to live. issue i the icople 1M'"- pie simply will not go to a where they cannot get. as factory school facilities for ilace at IS- their it her children as they can get ini daces. "The oidy additional exp .1. . i i : ISO 01 carrying on ino ema.ii.iiin; work in this community after t.hJ bom Hsuc is passed, will be thJsalar ies of two more teachers! janitor, while at the sanx the efficiency of the sch be practically doubled. 1", "Teachers cannot beg longer to teach the room primary grades, crowdoi are at present. Must ( have titty percent more Tptipi t'.ian they can proirerly handle. They have been kept marking b:?cause they understoo.! thdhond issue would be passed. "If the bond wile should lot le ' passed, two shifts of scjjolars 1 and probably teachers will II' al solutely necessary." H L. S. Cannpn. "In this age of commercialism, ability and efficiency are the greatest assets a people can Jave: and it is only by the education of our children that such ability and efficiency can be acquired'-and maintained, at the present time and in the future. "To some the cost may seem high, but if we will stop to think of the results: what a ptople educated in every branch of in dustry, means to a comminity, we well realize that the profit we receive repay us an hundred fold. "What we want is a people in our community who can do things and do them right and it is only by education that we get them, When I speak of 'our children,1; I mean the children of the com munity, everybody's children. Every good citizen, whether he is blessed with children of his own or not, should be public spirite enough to regard the children of ami a J time l will !i anv the they I them his country.State and eommuni y, "It gives the town more pres to a certain extentas his children, tige in the financial world. It our children, and should be Heal- gives every child an opportunity ously interested in their welfare to get an education. Weneed and education." the additional room for educa- A. L. Clark. "Because I believe the education of it.se, i I Iron to be the first duty of ever community, I am unl.es-itatiny- r in"taor of the proposed Kiid i.isui-, for'be purpose of en- larging the educAnKfiil facilities ' for t! childrenof Roanoke Ra- ;.lsand RwMfiary. v It is unq 'i present fail 1 tierotour "It is unqojStinai)e that our ilities for the edin children are inade quate. The Trustees of the Grad ed School, who were selected for 'hf purpose of managing our Graded Sehool and who are, by virtue of their experience, more familiar with our school needs, have, after careful consideration, recommended the raising of twenty thousand dollars to meet the increased educational needs oj our community. r" " 'They are the men selected for this purpose and we should feel safe in leaving the decision of the amount needed in their hands. We should also leave with them the administration of this fund and to their discretion the amount to be expended on the building of ,the primary school at Rose- matw and the amount to be ex- t?ned for the enlargement of th school at Roanoke Rapids. .. "Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary are, as far as the welfare of the children is concerned, one yom - munity and no spirit of selfish- - '3 should operate; to prp" n in either plajj W. L. tamg. "I cannot see how the people of this community can fail to vote for this bond issue, if they wish . ' to educate their children 'It seem to me that every parent and every good ..citizen of the community, whether he be a parent or not. should be willing and anxious to vote for these bonds. "A fwivcrnnr fVniir said in his . ..n.. f :.... r HTl II. Ml' HM IN'I cllPMin Uli the community will have to pay S.r, percent of the increased taxes!0" s,iy .ou WIU UHC a'unhl ,l necessitated by the bond issue ,,n, il1(1 mniiile nf tlip inwn will only have to pay 15 percent. "I portninlv rtn tint Ken hnvv sinv person who believes in education nt nil li,iiil1lwnnttrivntnn.rni,,t.lU,ml,lat-tHt4lll'n an !l(,t' a proiiosition like that." T. W. Mullen. "Relieving in progressiveness and that, every child should be given the best opportunity possi ble to equip it for the best citizen ship, makes me favor the bond issue. It is not so much that we may or may not want enlarged school buildings;the fact is simply that we have got to have them. "A few years ago we had pass ed through the Legislature an act forbidding the employment of children under twelve years pf age. This was done for the bene- it of the education of the chil dren. Having tried it and meet ing w ith the greatest success, later the legislature passed a law for bidding the employment of chil dren under fourteen years of age. That act met with the same suc cess as the first. We still were not satisfied and seeing that some of the children were not taking ad vantage of their opportunities, a law was passed making it com pulse!' "v that the parents should .; . send their children to school. he sum total which th.s goes to show is simply that our laws require the children to go to school, and if they go, with the present capacity of our school .,! !. l bin l ing's, they cannot receive ' v the fullest benefit" from their . - opportunity, and jono of us can all'ord to lose time. W. F. Horner. "My first and most specific reason for wishing the proposed bond issue for the Graded Schools carried, is - because the bond issue means better schools; and better schools mean better citizens. tional purposes, we need room for entertainents, we need an auditorium. "if we failed to carry this bond issue it would give the I community a black eye for years; ! it would lie a thing which we ; could probably never live down, j "I know hundreds of reasons ;why the bond issue should be ' passed but as yet I have heard not one adequate reason for its being defeated. Of course the bond issue will be carried. J. W. House. "I would prove recreant to my convictions should I hold my peace when there is so much dis cussion "pro and con," in refer ence to the election to determine whether or not bonds shall be is- sued whereby our present school ,good N c on Wednesday, building may be made common-; April mhf at 11:00 A M The surate to the rapid growth of our;i.ntinv mir wi, rptlini on FrUsiv towns, so that every child who knocks for admission may be properly and comfortably seated. "It has been my lot to hear men talk about this election who have no education; some are fa thers with children now going to school. Fathers that have been deprived of this are unfortunate ; but your boy twenty years hence ! wji be a thousanH ' j unfortunate tyy i for as f Japp 'd j -' more widen v - I "T cannot believe that we have very many intelligent men who will vote against the progress of our schools. Some men are kicking who pay the enormous sum of twenty or thirty cents school tax per year. Suppose I now 'ie scn00' ax should ' creased 50 per cent, the est burden would fall upon the ('ni,P("'alions who now pay 85 per cent of the tax. J hey are not kicking, why? because they see the great need of educating your children. Voter, why should some other man think more a- bout the future welfare of your child than you do? And then matter of so vital il ... .. p : .. i : . 4 "" ' ' " . . imiw.pt.ivw.rt n your own home lor me sane oi a tew cents more tax; It so l say 'with all the emphasis of my soul- "nnme " the man who con the thought. ! r ii.. I IIAKI.I'.H IV I'.I.MII. j . : pletion. ' As Chairman ol the Hoard of i n- t Trustees of this Graded School Mr. I-. h. Davison of Rich District, I have made a careful mnl. Va.. is here assisting Mr study of the conditions w,ich W. Webb in the piano sale of exist in our schools and I can the Walter D. Moses Company, positively stale to the voters of j Mrs. D. L. Leslie left Roanoke the District that our present ! Rapids Thursday morning for school facilities are entirely in-! Portland, Me., where she will adequate for our present needs, spend alioiit two months before not to speak of the large increase ; joining her husband at Cornell, in attendance which we may j Wis. reasonably exepect next year. Mf R Q Lassiter spent Thurs- 1 he school building in Loanoke : (, f)f this wock jn Norfo,k Rapids will no more than accomo- j date the children of Roanoke! The Presbyterianprayerser Rapids proper, and it is absolute-1 vice will be held at Capt. and ly necessary that we make alMrs. J.M. McMurray's Sunday proper provision for the children ! nt 8 '" M- You are .cordially, m of Rosemary and the southern ! vited. part of the District. The only! Afire alarm was turned in way to provide properly for these! Monday evening about seven children is to ereta school build - ing which will be easily accessible to them. "In the expenditure of the funds arising from the issuance of 11 "-, v-i..v .v... ; lie absolutely no discrimination iiri!ncf nmr tin ft ftf tKd uiTinI , the . Jcg of thJ &.h(KtI 'T VV r "l,t ' fff!00 T7 ,myr : in the District, and for the con - . , , ., , . 1 ininmwn rt t hn rni t twin in rr I " . " J ! part of the District, ... , , . no . . , our school will sudor a setback which it will take us many years ! to overcome. I therefore earnestly ! ask you to cast your vote with us on this important question which means so much to every one. in this community C. A. Wyche. Primaries and County Convention The township primaries will be : . . , . , , ,- . , . j trip on ast Sunday, held on Saturday, the loth day ! 1 of May, 1914, at 5 o'clock p. m. j Mr. Sugg Fleming, Mr. W. M. for the purpose of sending dele- j Chauncey, Miss Ella Lee Chaun gates to the county convention to cey and Miss Latham Jones be held at Halifax onSaturday motored from Washington Satur the 23rd of May, and for the pur-1 day and spent Sunday and a part liose of electing township execu- of Monday as the guests of Mr. tive committees of five. The and Mrs. J. M. Jackson, county convention is for the Mr. S. F. Patterson left Mon purposeof sending delegates to! day for a week's trip to Boston the State and District Conven tions. The chairmen of the town ship executive committees con stitute the county executive com mittee and this committee will meet at Halifax on the same day as the convention forthe purpose of electing a county chairman. KING-SAVAGE Mr. R. B. King of Roanoke Rapids and Miss Ester Savage of Oak Citv. were married at. Hob- to the home of Mr. King who holds a position with the Halifax Paper Company. ... McURAW-ROCK Mr. William C. McCraw and Miss Fannie Rook were married on last Sunday evening at seven o'clock. The ceremony took place at the Methodist Parsonage jaVi;and was performed by Rev. great William Towe. The happy couple and nave the good wishes of all of tween their many friends. They will make tW "Vtiltor - if PERSONAL AND LOCAL Items nf Inferos! In and Around Rose mary and RoanokiiRaplils Mr. R. L. Towe, who has been . teaching in the Gary--High be in- School, returned home on Tues-great-i day. Since leaving Cary he hai ! been spending a tew davs with relatives in the eastern part of the SUite. His grandmother, Mrs. Crawford, accompanied him here to spend some time with Rev. and Mrs. William Towe. Miss Elinor Manning has re turned to Richmond and has tak ;en the same position she former - - . . . . i.i ... .i in i. 1. Tri .i o i ly held witn tne i.iaiocK rruu : i,.,wi.. fimn.,nv Mr. Gale Farris and Mr. N, C. Walters are at. Rosemary paint- .1 . I" .. iU U TVriuh ' "'K uu scenery lor me ni-w uiim- lMM':... I...M.I! TO -1. U., jmM" ; building is rann v nearing eom- Oclock from the residence of Mr. Peter IIux in new town. The Fire Cflmpany turned out prompt- ' ly in response to the alarm; the i the blaze, however, being only a !!., A .... oU) ,n..kl suuuiiMiu.n huucuiuku ! from an oil lamp, theonly damage ,4.,. f.v fVi ckajl nn1 iii i ..8 andhe footof one bed. Mr. J. W. House went as a delegate from the Roanoke Rapids I Baptist Raraca Class to the State n T),., P,t, Raraca-Philathea Conference in Durham on Sunday and Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jackson and a party of friends motored to Panacea Springs on -Monday j afternoon. Mrs. J. W. House and Mrs L. II. Hale are visiting in Halifax this week. Mrs. J. L. Patterson and chil dren are visiting relatives in At lanta, Ga. ' Mr. J. L. Patterson went to and other cities on business. See us for screen windows. -The R. doors and E. SHELL : COMPANY. j SUNSHINE SPECIALTIES just received. The Rosemary Supply Company. A man's wife is the best part ner he has if he only gives her a chance.' Give your wife an ac count in the First National Bank and she will save you money. E. H. Harriman left a vast for tune. His wife had a share in making it and he left it to her, knowing her ability to handle it. Mr. J. G. Farmer "went to Norfolk on Saturday afternoon after his family, Mr. Farmer has accepted a position as second hand in the spinning room with the Rosemary Manufacturing Company. Mr J. M. Davis, of RosemaryS and, Mr. W. F. Lee, of Norfolk, jVa., have purchased the business in Rosemary owned by Jenkins & Saunders. The stock will be ; largely increased and the new 1 firm nr coirnr to make a snocial- ) ty of fresh meats vegetables, etc. Dr. Smith from Black Creek, N. C. was in town on Sunday visiting friends. Mr. Percy Tiller'; of Scotlf'd Neck spent Saturday and Siday in town. Miss Blanche Vincent of Vul Nre was in town on Saturday. Help us make our local column complete by handing your locals in to P, V.' Mattews, F. C. Hege, 0 'phoning them in to the office. Mr. Monroe Jenkins spent Sun day out of town. Misses Annie Mabry and Mar tha Stanley spent Sunday in Garysburg. Mr. J. 11. King spent Sunday in Littleton. Mr. J. M. Johnston of Little ton was in town on Friday. Mr. W. F. Horner went toj Philadelphia on Monday on a business trip. Rev. J. M. Millard, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in .Lit tleton, held services here last Sun day. He held special services for the Odd Fellows in the Rosemary Baptist Church on Sunday morn ing and held services in the Bap tist Church in Roanoke Rapids on Sunday night. A special meeting of the Young People's BibleSociety will be held at the Methodist Church in Roan oke Rapids next Monday night, May 4. All the members are earn estly requested to be present. Don't forget the meeting next Tuesday night at the Mayor's Olfiice for the purpose of organiz ing the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. R. L. Towe has accepted a position with the First Nation al Bank of Roanoke Rapids. The many friends of Capt. J. M. McMurray are rejoicing to see him out and around again af ter his protracted illness. He has been ill with grippe followed by rheumatism for over seven weeks. Miss Urtie Harrison of Little ton is spending the week end with Miss Mabel McMurray. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thrower of Vaughan attended the play here last Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Williams spent Monday and Tuesday in Enfield. Mr. Owen Williams of Airlie was in town Tuesday. The Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society will meet at the home of Mrs. R. P. Beckwith next Tues day afternoon at three o'clock. Mrs. Charles Webb entertain ed a few friends at her home last Friday evening. Mrs. Job Taylor entertained Saturday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Leslie. Mr. Ivey and family moved from Rosemary Mills to the Shaw Cotton Mills at Weldon on last Tuesday. Contestant No. 43 in the Hancock-House Piano Contest is Mrs. J. M. Jackson. She will appre ciate the votes of all of her friends. Messrs. J. E. Spencer and F. C. Hege attended the Baraca Philathea Convention in Dur ham as delegates respectively from the Rosemary Baptist and Methodist Baraca classes. Mr. J. II. Norman of Halifax, Mr. J. E. Bowers and Mr. N. A. Riddick of Scotland Neck, - wer& in town Thursday. Miss Margaret Mizelle, who has been teaching school in An drews, N. C. returned to Roa noke Rapids on Wednesday and will spend some time with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lynch, Mr. John Sawyer returned Wedneday from Durham where he attended the Baraca-Philathea Convention Monday and Tues- aay, as a ueiegaie irom me jun ior Baraca Class of the Rose mary Methodist. Sunday School. Mr. John Waller left Friday night for Wimington. N. C. where he has accepted a position with the Delgado Mills. . Mr. Leonard Loomis came in from Raleigh on Sunday after noon. He has accepted a posi tion with the Patterson Mills and his family will join him shortly. Mr. J. T. Munford, Sr., No. 22 Front Street, Rosemary, suf fered a stroke of paralysis on last Friday night. He was un conscious for several days but has now partially recovered the use of his' limbs and can talk. Mr. Munford has worked for the Rosemary Mfg. Co. for a number of years and his family have the sympathy of many friends. We trust he may en tirely recover. Mr. G. N. Nelms, Asst. Supt. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. paid a flying visit to Agent Hege on Wednesday evening. Mr. George Andrews, of Ral eigh, has accepted a position with the Patterson Mills. He will move his family here short ly as he returned home Monday to pack up and bring his family down. Rev. Jesse Blalock will hold services in the Baptist Church Roanoke Rapids next Sunday morning and evening. His morn ing discourse will be on the "Ideals of Christian Attain ment", and the text of his Sun day evening sermon will be "Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts. s Mrs. J. M. Jackson takes this opportunity of informing her friends that she is in the contest for the Inner Player Piano now running at Hancock-House Com pany's. Her number is 43. Miss Dora Jolly of the Metho dist Orphanage at Raleigh, is here spending the vacation with her mother. Mrs. Fannie Wombles of Ports mouth, Va., and Mr. Thomas Iff 1 rt i v r iviuniora oi iranKiin, va., are visiting the family of Mr. J. T Munford. Mrs. A. S. Mason and family of Scran ton, N. C, has recently moved here and will be employed by the Rosemary Mfg. Co. Messrs. Sandy Hyatt and R. 0. Mays with their families, have moved here from Hyde County, to accept work with the Rose mary Mills, L. J. Hollowell and wife of New York are here, and have accepted positions with the Mills at Rosemary, The county Commissioners will hold their regular monthly session in Halifax on next Mon day. The county Commissioners will draw a jury on Monday for the June term of Halifax Super ior Court, which begins Monday, June 1st. Mr. Moses Whitely left Wed nesday for Hobgobd to attend the wedding of Mr. R. B. King and Miss Ester Savage; He will visit his large farpi near Oak City before, returning. Mr. J. F. Williams and family trom Petersburg, Va., are mov ing into the Patterson Mil? Vil- SCHEDULE ROANOKE VALLEY LEAGUE SEASON Jit Jl Jt Jt i Rosemary Patterson Roanoke Roanoke Mills Mills Rapids Mills Ros May 2 May 16 'May 9 M... Subscribe June 13 June 27 June 20 . M'"8 July 25 Aug. 8 Augrl , L : , x. PatteW Mff - May9l July 4f June 20f June 27f m Aug. 15f Aug.' If Aug.8f ' Roanoke fne ay 30 May 2f ' . j July 18f July 11 , Che June 13f Rapid. - Aug, 29f Aug. 22 -v.- July 25f m : : . ; , Roanoke Mf??5 Mf . July llf . July 18 July 4 Herald Mills Aug. 22f Aug 29 Aug. 15 v "f denotes teams blaying first emotes teams b liage this week. They are ex perienced hands and we trust they will like the village and the work. Mr. Will Cleaton, a former re sident of Rosemary, who is now located in Richmond, Va., is here this week visiting relatives. Rev. J. M. Millard of Littleton, preached an able and interesting sermon Sunday to the local lodge of Odd Fellows, the occasion be ing the Ninety-Fifth anniversa ry of this organization. About forty of the members turned out fn a body to hear him. Mr. Jasper Thompson return ed this week from Richmond, Va., where he spent a few days on business. Miss Pattie Byrd after a weeks visit to relatives and friends in Durham, returned home Sunday. Mr. J. D. Shearin of Aurelian Springs, spent the day here Wednesday on business. The Rosemary Concert Band went to Weldon Tuesday, where they made music for the land sale held at that place. Sunday morning, May 3rd, at 11 o'clock in the Rosemary M. E. Church. Rev. W. M. Towe will preach a special sermon to the local Lodge of the W. 0. W. Important Meeting To the Business Men of Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary We, the undersigned, believing that a Chamber of Commerce or Business Men's Club, composed of the business men of Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary, and or ganized for the purpose of pro moting the commercial and in dustrial growth of this commun ity, would be of the greatest benefit to the community, here by call: A meeting of all of the busi ness men of Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary to meet in the mayor's office in Roanoke Rapids, on May 5th, 1914, at 8:00 p. M., for the purpose of organizing such an Association. All business men interested in this movement are urgently re quested to attend. Signed: E. II. Ricks, C. A. Wyche, J. M. Jackson, T. W. M. Long, J. T. Chase, W. S. Hancock, J. W. House, , S. J. Bounds, , Wells D. Tillery, B. S. Webb, V L. G. Shell, T. W. Mullen, Jno. L. Patterson, Wm. Towe, M. McRae Faison, J. T.IStainback, W. L. Long, A. E. Akers. UNCALLED FOR LET'iLltS Advertised in Roanoke Rapids Postofficei Will E. Culhane, George Wasby, .Mrs. Milley 'Til ley, Mrs. W. E. Culhane. P. B. Shaw, Walter Marks, Miss Fay Parham, Mrs. Joe Howell, A. J. Dorsey. 1914 gameW ,-" '"V V !