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tl, V 7 Roanoke. APIDS ERALD R 4 q Volume I. Number 6. PERSONAL AND LOCAL Items of Interest In and Around Rose mary and Roanoke Rapids Misses Grace and Clara Foy left Monday night for their home in Mount Airy. Roanoke Tribe No. 39 of Red Men will entertain the Weldon and Jackson Tribes next Friday night with a Smoker and Ice Cream Supper in the Red Men's Hall in Roanoke Rapids. Miss Emma Taylor from Sea board is visiting Miss Josephine Tillory. Miss Ruth Davis has gone to her home in Greenville. Mr. John House will make his report Sunday miming immedi; ately after Sunday school from the Baraca-Philathia Convention teld in Durham on April the 27 and 28th. Mr. L. H. Spain has resigned his job with Mr. G. D. Shell. Mr. Ilurlie King has accepted a position with Mr. G. D. Shell. Miss Mary Walters left Mon day morning for her home in Hertford. Mr. Joseph Welsh returned to his home in Roanoke Rapids from Fort Miles, Va., on Saturday. Miss Sarah Waller left Mon day afternoon for her home in Kinston. Mr. R. M. James was called suddenly to Scotland Neck on Tuesday night on account of the death of his aunt. Mrs. Whitley. Mr. B. S. Webb left on Wed nesday for a few days visit to friends and relatives in Scotland Neck and Williamston. Mr. F. M. Shute spent Tues day and Wednesday in Williams ton where he acted ns best man at the marriage of Mf. J. Ben j:min Hopkins and Miss Jessie Brown. Revival services will begin next Sunday at the Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids, conducted by the pastor. The public is cordial ly invited to come out and attend these services. An Ice Cream Supper for the benefit of the Roanoke Rapids Methodist Church will be held on the lawn in front of the Church next Saturday night. This Sup per will lie given by the Ladies Aid Society. Everyone is cor dially invited to be present. Messrs. W. 0. Thompson and W. S. Clark left Saturday on motorcycles for Spartinburg, S. C, where they will bo a week visiting relatives and friends. Mrs. M. V. Froclich spent several days of this week in Garysburg visiting friends. Mrs. R. P. Beekwilh enter tained the Ladies Aid Society, of the Presbyterian church, at her home Monday evening. M. G. Jenkins was out of town Tuesday. Mrs. J. L. G-ant, little daugh ter amLnephcw of Andrews, S. C ara here visiting at fie home B. Crews. 0. Byrd left Wednesday morning for Kenly and Oak City oa business connected with ad ministering the -estate" of the late Prof. Smythe. Miss Alta Transou who has been here some time visiting her sister, Mrs. E. W. Lehman re turned to her home in Winston- Salem Tuesday. Master Eugene Lehman left for Winston-Salem this week, Where he will be gone for some time visiting relatives. Herman and Theo Buck the two little sons of J. E. Buck left Wednesday for Washington, H, C, where they go to visit rela tives. , ' llapids, preached a fine sermon at the Rosemary Methodist Church last Sunday night to a large audience. , Have you tried the Sunshine Specialties at the Rosemary Sup ply Company '8? Better Railroad Facilities For Com munllv Discussed With Officials Of The Seaboard The possibility of this com munity's getting better railroad facilities is being widely discus sed since the visit here of Messrs. James, Cheatham and Darden, prominent officials of the Soa-, board Air Line, on last Wednes day morning. The officials in question came here for the purpose of discussing the plans and location for the new brick passenger sta tion at Roanoke Junction. A committee of five business men, represented the newly organized Board of Trade, and other prom inent business men of the towns met the Seaboard officials at Roanoke Junction and discussed; the matter of plans and locations. After discussing the matter for some time, on the suggestion of .Mr. Job Taylor, a pronosition was laid (before the officials of the Seaboard, asking them to re locate their main line between Rosemary and Roanoke Rapids and build a passenger station between the towns where it would be accessible to the entire community. After some discussion, the offi cials agreed to send a corps of engineers here to look over the projiosition with a view of lay I "on tin ii I'd on '( four Mrs. E. L. Gray and son How ard, left on Sunday for Peters burg, Va., to join Mr. Gray who has accepted a position with the Stratton and Brigg Machine Co. Mr. Gray is well pleased with his iK)sitioA. Their many friends at the Patterson Mills and in Roa noke Rapids are sorry to see them leave. Thomas Marshall has resigned his position as second hand in the Patterson Mills Weave Room. Mr. Medlin has been promoted to fill iis position. Jesse Rook is taking a vaca tion and will take a much need ed rest before accepting another job. Dr. Ferguson of Halifax paid a flying visit to our town this week, being called in consulta tion on a case with Dr. Jarman at the Patterson Village. Joe Scull has returned from New Jersey and has accepted his form er position in the beaming room of the Patterson Mills. He is well known here and his many friends are glad to see him back. David Freeze came back with him and is working in the Weave Room of the Patterson Mills. Little Mildred Ewards, daught er of Dolf Edwards, the Patter son Mills baseball pitcher is seri ously ill with pneumonia. J. W. Taylor who was called away suddenly last week on ac count of the serious illness of his father at Sebrell, Va., returned on Wednesday. His father died before Mr. Taylor reached home. Hancock House Piano Con testants had better get busy and take advantage of the ten thou sand vote offer. A little work in the early part of the week will put you ahead. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Baker have moved to the Patterson Mill vil age and will work in the Pat terson Mills. Mr. Baker is an expert beamer. The Woodman of the World attended in a body to hear a sermon by the Rev. Wm. Towe at the Rosemary Methodist Church last Sunday morning. , Dr. Jarman, physician at the Patterson Mills village, was called away Monday on account of the serious illness of his father. Dr. Long is looking after his patients. Mr. Noble and family, of Kins- ton, N. C, have moved to Rase many and will accept positions with the Rosemary Mfg. Co. Electrical current accounts for April must be paid, at the office of the Roanoke Rapids Pow er Company by May 11, 1914. Office hours on May 11th will be from 8 A. M. to 6 p. M. COMMECCEMENT EXERCISES Roanoke Rapids Graded School, Fri day Night, May 1,. People's Theatre ,. The most successful commence ment in the history of the Roa noke Rapids Graded School was that given in the Peoples Theatre on last Friday night. The capacity of the house was taxed to the utmost, fully twice as many people, it is estimated, being turned away as wera seat ed in the building. Due in part to an error of the management and partly to the fact that the orders of the management were not strictly, carried out, there was some dissatisfaction in re gard to the way the seating ar rangements were handled. The seats were placed with Hancock-House Company for ad- j vance distribution about two o'clock Friday afternoon, with instructions that the tickets be given to men only and only two tickets to each man. We under stand .these instructions were not carried out. At any rate before seven o'clock all of the seats had been token and many people in Roanoke Rapids and a much greater number from Rosemary were unable to see the com mencement exercises. The man agement had expected no such rush for the seats as was made: in fact, they expected that fully three fourths of the tickets would be handed out at the ticket office just before the commencement started. The commencement exercises were good from start to finish of the programme. The singing was excellent Miss Alice Hock aday's renditions of her part be ing fully equal to professional singing. The History of the Class of 1914 by Miss Lucy Bar rette was excellently gotten up and delivered well. Mr. Hol land Brantley's recitation of the Oration of Sparticus to the Glad iators was rendered with abili ty. Probably the moet enjoyable feature of the occasion was the Last Will and Testament of the Class by Miss Virginia Hart. At any rate it caused more merri ment. Both Miss Virginia's wit and pen are trenchant and her victims writhed under her thrusts. The audience was in a gale of laughter during the en tire reading of the will: that is, those members of the audience who were not at that time under discussion. One of the features of the evening was the address of Dr. A. S. Harrison, of Enfield, Coun ty Superintendent of Education. Dr. Harrison was introduced by Mr. ty. L. Towe, who made a few brief remarks about the pro gress of education in other sec tions of the State. Dr. Harri son's address was very enter taining. He,, referred to the time of his first visit to Roanoke Rapids when the school at Roa noke Rapids was known to the County Board as Weldon No. 2 White. His address was a plea for better wider and education. He spoke very highly" of the work done by Superintendent Akers and the Roanoke Rapids school faculty and made an ardent plea for the bond issue. 1 It is certainly to be hoped that by the time the1; Commencement of the Class of 1915 rolls around the new auditorium will be ready. We need an auditorium that will seat at least eight . hun dred, and now that the people have voted the bond issue they are entitled to it. V Subject to the action Democratic Primary, I of, the hereby announce myself as a candidate to become one of the representa tives from Halifax County, in the next session of the General Assembly of North Carolina; and I respectfully solicit the support of all good Democrats. . J. H. Darden, Spring Hill, N. C. May 2nd, 1914. ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, MAY ROANOKE RAPIDS VS ROANOKE MILLS 1st Moody safe on error of catcher, steals 2nd, scores on wild pitch. Harrison fans, Moo dy flies out to short, Pace fans. R. R. --Edmondson out pitcher to to 1st, It. ritts base on balls Vincent strikes out, Smith flies out to second, Fitts IcfUn 2nd. 2ndBarker hit by pitcher, advanced to 3rd by Grissom's single, Bennett fans, Davis and Grimmer fly out. . : R. R.--0. Fitts singles, steals 2nd, Stinson sacrifices, Horner reach es first on error of 3rd, Fitts out at home. Cherry H grounds out pit. to 1st. t 3rd. -Moody and Harrison fan Moody W singles and advan ces to 2nd on Pace's single. Both left on bases when Barber fans. R. R. -Cherry singles, advances to 3rd on Edmondson single-scoring on a wild pitch. Fitts H. and Vincent fan. Smith flies out to 2nd. 4th.-Grissom fans Bennett out pitcher to 1st, Davis out short to 1st. R. R.-0 Fitts fans and reaches first when catcher drops the ball, Stinson reaches first on S. S. er ror, Fitts and Stinson score pn S. S. error of Homers grounder Cherry sacrifices to field. Cherry W safe on IstB error. Horner scoes on Edmondson sacrifice. Cherry scores a moment later on wild pitch, Fitts to 1st. 5th.--Grummer flies out to catcher. Moody J. flies out to L. F., Harrison singles but dies when Moody grounds out pitcher to 1st. R. R. -Vincent flies out to S. S. Smith singles, steals second but caught napping, Fitts 0 grounds out pitcher to 1st bth. - singles, barber one base on balls and is caught steal ing 2nd, Pace scores on passed ball Grissom flies out to pitcher, Bennett to L. F. R. R.-Stinson safe on error S. S., Horner flies out to 2nd, Stin son forced out when Cherry H. grounds to S. S. Cherry W grounds out 2nd to 1st 7th. -Davis base on balls, out stealing 2nd, Grimmer sin gles, and advances to 3rd, on T. Moody's single. Moody going to 2nd on the throw to 3rd. Both score on wild pitch, Harri son out 3rd to 1st Moody W flies out to 1st. R. R. -Edmondson hits for 2 bases and makes third when H. Fitts fans, Vincent fans, Smith singles scoring Edmondson, Smith steals 2nd, but dies there when Mizellc, Fitts place, grounds out 3rd to 1st. 8th.Pace safe on error 3rd baseman; caught stealing, Bar ber fans, Grissom flies out 2nd to 1st, Bennett caught nap bing at 2nd. Grimmer hits for 3 bases arid scores on Moody 3 drive. Moody dies on 3rd when Harrison fans. R. R. -Stinson flies out to short Horner out S. S. to 1st, Cherry II. fans. Roanoke Rapids Summary AB R II E Edmondson ss. 3 2 2 0 II. Fitts If. 3 0 0 0 Vincent lb. 4 0 0 0 Smith c. 4 0 2 0 Fitts, O. rf. 3 111 Stinson 3b. ' 4 1 0 1 Horner 2b. 4 10 1 Cherry, II., p. 3 0 0 1 Cherry W. cf. 3 2 10 Mizelle 10 0 0 Roanoke Mills Summary" ' . AB R II E Moody, J. cf. 4 2 1 3 Harrison 3b. 5 0,11 Moody, W. c. 4 0 1 1 Pace p. ... 4, 1 2 0 Barber 2 b. 2 1 0 0 Grissom lb. 4 0 1 1 Bennett If. . 4 0 11 Davis rf. 1 3 0 0 0 Grimmer ss. 4 2 2 1 Wife Why did you tell the Batsons that you married me be cause I was such a good cook, when you know I can't even boil a potato? Hubby I had to make some excuse, my dear, and I didn't know what else to say. London Opinion, 8, 1914. ROSEMARY VS PATTERSON MILLS 1st. Cunningham flies out to 3rd. Cushing safe on error 2nd left on 2nd when Johnson fans and Dobbins grounds out 2nd to 1st. P. M. Towe safe on SS error, Bteals 2nd. Mosher fans, Taylor base on balls, both advan ce on wild pitch.' Towe scores on Snothley's sacrifice and E. Taylor on G. Taylor's single. G. Taylor forced out when Williams grounds to infield. Two runs. 2nd. Hinson safe on 3rd error. Advances to 3rd on Brown's single. Sox sacrifices. James singles, Hinson out at home. Col lins safe on fielder's choice. Brown out at home when Cun ningham hits to infield. ' P. M. Fitz safe on error SS. Forced out at second when Birch grounds to SS. Edwards hit to 2nd forcing Birch. Edwards out 2nd to 1st. 3rd.-Cushing singles but is thrown out at 2nd. Johnson out pitcher to 1st. Dobbins singles, dies on 2nd when Hinson grounds out. P. M.-Towe opens with a dou ble, scores on Moshor's double to center. Taylor grounds to SS and Mosher is forced. Snoth- ley grounds to infield. Taylor scores, Snothley crossing plate a moment later. Williams out pitcher to 1st Three runs. 4th. -Brown reaches 2nd on RF error. Sox fans and Brown is caught at 3rd. James fans. P.M. -Fitts is safe on 2nd error. Birch grounds to 3rd and both advance. Edwards singles and Fitts scores. Birch is caught. Towe hits to 2nd forcing Ed wards. Mosher safe on error 2nd and Towe scores. Taylor singles but is caught at 2nd. Two runs. 5th.--Collins out pitcher to 1st. Cunningham safe on error 1st, but is caught. Cushing singles and Johnston is hit. Dobbins hits to short. Cushing is forced. P.M. -Snothley flies out to 3rd. Taylor E. singles, caught trying to stretch it. Williams flies out to CF. fith. Hinson is out SS to 1st. Brown safe on pitcher's error. Steals 2nd and advances to 3rd when 2nd errors. Sox grounded, James saccifices and Brown scores. Collins walks. Cunning ham singles scoring Sox and James, Collins , going to 3rd. Cushing hits to infield and is safe, Collins scoring. Johnson hits to 2nd forcing Cushing. Dobbins singles and Cunningham scores, Welsh, batting for Hin son grounds out SS to 1st. Five runs. P. M. Welsh relieves James and gives Fitts a pass. Birch fans and Fitts is caught stealing 2nd. Edwards out SS to 1st. 7th. Brown out pitcher to 1st. Sox hits for two bases, but dies on 2nd when Hollowell and Col lins fan. P. M. Towe singles, Mosher walks. Taylor is hit Snothley grounds to infield and Towe and Mosher score on bad throw home, Snothley making 2nd and Taylor 3rd. Both score on wild pitch a moment later. Taylor singles, steals second. Williams is out 2nd to 1st, Taylor taking 3rd. Fitts fans. Birch is out SS to 1st. Four runs. 8th.- Cunningham hits for three bases and scores on Ctish ings fly to CF who muffs, Cush making2nd. Johnson grounds to 2nd who fumbles it and Cush ing scores. Dobbins singles advancing Johnson to 3rd hut dies when Welsh pops out to 3rd and Brown and Sox fan. Two runs. P, M. - Edwards fans. Towe singles and goes to 2nd on wild pitch. Mosher is safe on field er's choice. Cushing throwing Towe out at 3rd. Taylor fans. 9th.-Hollowell is out SSto 1st. Collins and Cunningham fan. Rosemary: , Cunningham, lb. Cushing ss. Summary II II Johnson 2b. DETTER SCHOOLS WIN THE DAY Bond Issue Elections Carried Rv j Overwhelming Majority The election held on Tuesday, May 5th, for the purpose of de ciding the question of whether or not bonds of the Roanoke Rapids School District in the sum of twenty thousand dollars should be issued, was carried by an over whelming majority. The people of this community have again demonstrated the pro gressive sentiments held by the great majority. The vote for the bonds was about on the ra tio of eleven to one and this ra tio would been still creator but for the fact that the news of the carrying of the bond issue was circulated widely before noon Tuesday and a good many people who would have voted for the bonds if there had been the sliRhtest danger of their not being carried, did not go to the polls at all. We cannot state at this writing just how long it will be before the bonds can be sold and the work on the buildings stnrtH The Board of School Trustees are going to do everything possible to expedite matters and it is hop ed that actual work on the new buildings mav be commenf.i1 early in the summer. The carrying of this bond is sue means a great deal to this community. It means that the opportunities of the children of this district along educational lines will be second to none in the State. It means another and a decided advance for this community and the size of .the majority shows the sort of stuff the community is made of. Ladles Aid Society The Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church held a most interesting meeting Monday af ternoon at the home of Dr. Beck w ith of Rosemary. The meeting was changed to Monday in order to have Dr. Shires of the Wilson Church present. Eleven ladies were present and Dr. Shires gave a most helpful and interesting talk. After the business was finish ed delightful refreshments were served by Mrs.. Beckwith and her daughter Mrs. Dr. Payne Beckwith. The next meeting will be held with Mrs. Job Taylor Thursday afternoon May 19th, at 3 p. m. Alljhe members are urged to be present. Dobbins cf. Hinson rf, Brown 3b. Soxlf. 6 3 5 5 4 5 2 2 James p. Collins c. Welsh p. Hollowell c. Patterson M, Summary AB R H Towe ss. 5 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 Mosher 3b. 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 Taylor, G. lb. Snothley rf. Taylor, E. 2b. Williams c. Fitts cf. Birch If. Edwards p. i y Notice to Piano Contestants y n 1. :. . n u In the next issue of the Roanoke' Rapids Herald, May 15, we will print a coupon good for ten thousand (10,000) votes in the Hancock-House Piano Contest These coupons must be presented by subscribers at the office of the Herald Publishing Company not later than May 23rd, 1914. Only actual subscribers may vote the coupons but the coupons are transferable by any actual subscriber to any contestant. Get your friends to subscribe to the Herald and transfer their coupons to you. Each subscription you get to the Herald will count you 10,000 votes. We will accept a club of ten subscriptions for $7.50, which will entitle you to 100,000 votes. This is your chance to ome to the front. . Q Subscription, $1.00 a Year Board of Trade Organized For Rosemary and Roanoke Rapids At a meeting of the business men of Roanoke Rapids and Rose mary held in the Mayor's Office in Roanoke Rapids on last Tues day night at 8:00 o'clock, a tem porary organization of a Board of Trade for Rosemary and Roanoke ' Rapids was effected. J. T. Chase was elected Pres ident, W. F. Horner, Vice Presi dent, R. L. Towe, Secretary and Treasurer. J. L. Patterson, J. B. Boyd; J. W. House. L. G. Shell and Dr. T. W. M. Long were elected Directors and E. H. Ricks, W. E. Byrne and M. M. Faison, were elected members of the So cial Committee. The President, Vice Presinent and Chairman of the Board of Directors, (who is yet to be elect ed) were elected as a committee of three to select a name for the organization and draw up a set of by-laws to be presented for adoption at a meeting of the or ganization to be held in the May or's Office in Roanoke Rapids on next Tuesday night at 8:00 o'clock The meeting was a very suc cessful one indeed. Many ex pressions of opinion in regard to the advisability of organizing a Board of Trade were made by amerent individuals, the gener al consensus of opinion being that such an organization would be very advantageous for the community as a whole. The at tendance at the meeting was large: twenty six business men from the towns being present. The Board of Trade is certainly much nearer an accomplished fact now than at any time in the past If the individuals members of the organization can be induced to work together 'harmoniously and unselfishly, every man put ting forth his best efforts for the success of the organization and upbuilding of the community untold good will result. In an , organization of this nature there should be no sectional prejudices, no petty jealouslly and no aspira tion on the part of any individual member to control the workings of the organization. It should be a democracy of business men all working together for one common object It is only along these lines'that progress can be made. The Board of Trade has made a good start - as one member ex pressed it: "It must learn to crawl before attempting to walk" Its future rests on the energy, community spirit and unselfish ness of its members. We hope and predict for it a successful and useful existence. Sawyer--Davis Mr. Enoch Sawyer and Miss Rosa Davis were harried at the home of Mr. Henry Davis, the brother of the bride, on last Sun day afternoon at two o'clock by Magistrate S. M. Thompson. The happy couple will make their home for a while with Mrs. H. E. Pinkham at South Rosemary. How about that subscription to the Herald. 0 0 Q 1 i v ; M 0 Tn G .E T B U S Y i 4 12 2:y 1. j, ' I .;;;::-;;;r;;;V'...;;. .. x; y '