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1 V . t - If" 4 I I t: i ?f ( 1 I . -js 6 (V " ft V Volume VIIL-Number 11 ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C, JUNE 3, 1921 Subscription $2.00 a Year in Advance i ....,,.-,- p. tr., ., . ....,r,':;i 7 1 :.. '1 ' A. NOTHING ASKED . FOR DESTITUTE Minitteriiil Union Aak Aid for Armenian and Syrian People in Form of Heavy Clothing New or Worn. DONATIONS RECEIVED UNTIL MONDAY I Tho Ministerial Union has punched this week an earnest ppeal to the people of this ommunity to give all the clotti ng they can spare to be sent to he destitute people of Armenia nd Syria. Almost any kind of serviceable earing apparel and bed clothing i which there is still some wear rill be received. I Especially needed are such rticles as coats and sweaters, lankets, wool shirts, heavy ose, wool gloves ana mittens, oots and shoes (must be tied in airs), shop worn garments, . . heets for bandages and new loth or garments. Laces, silks, ght underwear, straw hats, silk lockings and all other light and 99 serviceable articles of cloth- bg are not wanted. It . will be inter in all probability before he clothing reaches its final tatination and donators should Bar this in mind in making their lections. Donations will be received in )e lobby of the Peoples Theatre at the office of the Herald Lblishing Company in Roanoke japids. In Rosemary donations V ill be received at the Rose ary Drug Company. The need of these people in the ear East is unbelievably great the average American. A Jelief Worker in an orphanage Harpoot writes "hundreds of tie children whom we took into jr orphanage had dragged emselves for miles, suffering torn - acute .rneumatism ana heumonia, simply for lack of bthing." It is a small thing lac is asked something out of pur abundance for these who Vve nothing - but it may mean e itself to those who receive it. Donations of clothing will be ccived until Monday at the irious places named above, but e committee in charge, Revs. B. Jones, Lewis N. Taylor Id Stanley White, request that who intend to make donations so as soon as possible. eneral Bliss to the Churches of America If the clergymen of the United atea want to secure a limitation armaments they can do it now ithout further waste of time. , on an agreed upon date, they muitaneousiy preach one . rmon on tnis suoject, in every .i . .... urchof every creed through t the United States, and con- bde their services by havine eir congregation adopt a resolu- pn addressed to their particular ngressman urging upon him e necessity of having a business nference of five nations upon issubject, the thing will be vie. it tne unurcnes cannot Vee upon that it will not be bne nor will it be done until the bod God puts into them the or spirit of their religion. he responsibility is entirely )on the professing Christians of e United States. If another ar like the last one should come, ley will be responsible for every op of blood that will be . shed id for every dollar wastefully kpended. General Tusker H- liss in a letter to the Church ace Union. ev. Joiah Elliott at ., Baptfct Church -7 At the eleven o'clock hour Sun- ay morning at .the Baptist porch, Rev. Joshia Elliott, a an of unusual experience and tmarkable achievement in - the aptist ministry, will preach. It is well worth while to make pedal effort to hear liim on lis occasion. WELDON-ROA. RAPS. Highway Commission Once on Eighteen Foot Hard Surfaced Road From Here to Weldon COMMISSIONER HART HERE MONDAY ROANOKE RAPIDS PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS Miss Winifred l?eckwith re turns to-day from Shelby to visit the family of her brothers Dr. R. P. Beckwith, before gointf abroad. She will sail for Europn on June 11th. ' Miss Bertha Weeks will leave the first of the week for her home in Jamestown, N. Y. Miss Weeks will not return to the schools here next fall but will spend the fall and winter in Pasadena, Cal. Mr. Fred Peck, of Greensboro, spent several days here this week Messrs. N. M. Harrison and Arthur Porter, of Brinkleyville, spent Tuesday in town. Messrs. E. W. Elmore, H. F. Cherry, Elliott Lov, F. M. Co burn and V. C. White motored to Wilson Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs H. P. Thomas, spent several days in Richmond this week. Miss Mary Ervin spent the week-end in Richmond. Rev. Stanley White is spending some time in Howardsville. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Vaughan t and family spent the week-end 1 in Greenville with relatives. Master Ray Moore, of Green ville, is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Vaughan. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bounds and family and Misses Lena Rivers and Meta Jones spent Sunday in Tarboro. Mr. S. F. Patterson has return ed from a business trip to Nor thern cities. Miss Sallie Brown left Sunday for her home in Williamston after spending some time here with her sister, Mrs. F. M Shute. Mr. Edward Carlson left Satur day for New York after spending a short while here on business. Misses Eva and Myrtle Sugg, of Goldsboro, spent the week-end here with their mother, Mrs. R. N. Gossett. ' Mr. Durward Gurganus, of Williamston, spent Sundaf here with friends. Miss Mary Traynham Wyche has returned from Converse College. ' Mrs. C. A. Webb and son, Allen, are visiting relatives in Lamar, S. C. Mr. 0. F. Northington, of La Crosse, is visiting his sister Mrs. A. L. Taylor. Miss Gertrude McCorkle is visiting Miss Mary Traynham Wyche. Miss Mary Robertson is visiting Mrs. F. H. Robertson. Messrs. W. D. Tillery, J. K. Dickens, W. S. Hancock and Kev: .T. S. Crutchfield spent Tuesday in Raleigh. Miss Cammie Vaughan, of Rich Square, is visiting friends here. . Miss Louise Bain spent a few days in Littleton this week with friends. f ' ' Mrs. C. J. Crank left this week forGreensboro to visit relatives. MARION SAUNDERS , WINS ESSAY PRIZE Marion Saunders' . essay upon ThorftS? Williams Mason has been $Tardeds the ten dollar ff.-prt hv Mrs S. F. Pat. terson for the best essay written during the year by a pupil in the Ssnior Cpss of the Roanoke RipidsHfRh Schools. This es say, whic i '8 creditable indeed for a high school student, will be printed in full In our next week's isi'ue. ' ROAD BUILT SOON to Advertise For Bids at The meeting of the State High way Commission held in Raleigh on last Monday was attended by Messrs. W. L. Long and Geo. L. Hayes, Jr., of Roanoke Rapids, and A. McDowell and Gershon Hoffman, of Scotland Neck, in the interests of highway projects in Halifax county which .have been before the Highway Com mission for some time. The project for a hard surfaced road from Roanoke Rapids to Weldon was informally brought up withvlmembers of the High way Commission, and Mr. W. A. Hart, of Tarboro, Highway Com missioner for this Road District, will come through Roanoke Rap ids on next Monday morning and decide whether or not the State will aid in extending the propos ed hard surfaced road through the corporate limits of the town of Roanoke Rapids to the foot of the bridge across the Roanoke river. Pressure has been, and will continue to be exerted to in duce Mr. Hart to do this-and Mr. Long is confident that the State will consent. It has been suggested by Mr. S. F. Patterson, and others, that as the State will under no cir cumstances build a road wider than eighteen feet that some way be found to induce private pro perty owners abutting on Roa noke Avenue to put np sufficient additional funds to construct two sixteen foot hard surfaced roads on each side of the fifty six foot roadway on Roanoke Avenue, leaving a space in the center of the Avenue twenty four feet wide to be utilized as "a park way. It is pointed out that this would make Roanoke Avenue a very attractive street, eliminate the dust problem and prevent head-on collisions as each road would be a one way thorough fare. What ever decision may be reached on the above questibn, it is now fairly certain that construction work on the road to Weldon will begin shortly: in fact, the Highway Commission will proceed at once, according to Chairman Page, ' to advertise for bids for the construction of this road. The Scotland Neck people are principally interested in getting a bridge across the Roanoke near Scotland Neck connecting up the lower ends of Halifax and Northampton counties. There is no bridge across, the Roanoke between Weldon and Williamston and communication between . Scotland Neck and places in Northampton is ex tremely round about. In fact an air line from Scotland Neck to Rich Square is only eleven miles while the distance by road is about seventy. . The High way Commission has promised to do everything possible to expe dite the building of a steel and concrete bridge at Edward's Ferry. Graduating Class Guests of Honor On last Monday evening at the home Of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stainback, Mrs. J. M. Grizzard and Mrs. Stainback gave a joint entertainment for the class of 1921. The house was decorated in rediand white sweet peas, field daisies and fern, 'red and white being the class colors. - Dancing was participated in till a late hour when brick ice cream in tne class colors was served Each plate having a tiny diploma as a favor. CLOSING EXERCISES OF HIGH SCHOOL Programs Including Clan Day and Graduating Exerciaee to be Rendered June 5th, 6th, and 7th. GRADUATING CLASS OF, ELEVEN Commencment exercises in the Roanoke Rapids High School will be held the last of this week. Beginning on Sunday morning with the baccalaureate sermon, which will be delivered from the pulpit of the First Methodist Church at 11 o'clock by Rev. Warren W. Way, rector of St. Mary's School, Raleigh, and con tinuing through Tuesday night. It is indeed a rare treat for the perple of this community to have, an opportunity to hear such talented speakers as have been secured for the graduating exercises of the school this year, and it is expected that the church will be taxed to its capac ity on the occasion of Mr. Way's sermon. Mr. Way is well known as a speaker of interest and it is hoped that the graduating class will he given the moral support of as many of the townspeople as can arrange to attend the ser mon. On Monday afternoon, June 0, at 5:30, the graduating class will hold their class dav exercises. These exercises will be given out-of-doors in front of the school building. (The pro gram tor the afternoon has been carefully attended to and promises to be entertaining as well as interesting to those who actend. The exercises will con sist of the following program: Class Song Written by Sallie Saunders; music by Miss Lucy Crisp. History Mabel Mopre. Statistics Robert Taylor. Poem Robert Daughtry. Prophecy Fannie Marks. Last Will and Testament- Birdie Williams. Farewell Song Class Members of the graduating ctyss, ape. Misses Mary N. Griz zard, Fannie Marks, Ruth Mas on, Mabel Moore, Sallie Saun ders and Birdie Williams and Messrs. Robert Daughtry, Wil liam Jackson, Paul Harris, Mar ion Saunders and Robert Taylor. At 8:30 p. m., Monday, June 6, the class will present "A Scrap of Paper." The characters of the play will be taken by mem bers of the class, Robert Daugh try as Prosper Couramond; Wil liam Jackson, as Baron de la Glaciere; Paul Harris, as Bris emouche; Robert Taylor, as Ana tole; Clarion Saunders, as Baptiste and Francois; Birdie Williams, as. Louise de la Glaciere; Mary Nor fleet Grizzard, as Mile. Suzanne de Ruseville; Fannie Marks, as Mathilde de la Glaciere; Sallie Saunders, as Mile. Zenobie; Ruth Mason, as Madame Dupont, and Mabel Moore, as Pauline. The graduating exercises will be held in the school auditorium at 8:30 Tuesday night, June 7. On this occasion, the most im portant in the life of the graduates, the following pro gram will be carried out: Invocation Rev. L. N. Taylor. Chorus "Awake! Arise!" (Hawthorne) High School. Address Dr. Charles Edward Brewer, president of Meredith College. Summary of Year's Work Superintendent. ; Chorus---"The Messiah of Nations" (Sousa), High School. Presentation of prizes and dip lomas Principal. "America, the Beautiful" Audience. The people of this community will look forward with much interest to the address of Dr. Brewer, who is a verj forceful speaker and with whom quite a humberof our townspeople are acquainted. , .., ' x Li . Qtt IU Own Drink. A South American orchid leti dowo tub and drinks when It neada ma lar, then colli it on top of tha pligt wtan not ft Ma. ' MOONSHINERS ARE FARING VERY BADLY Big Inroads Made This on Liquor Traffic MEN AND STILLS ARE TAKEN ROSEMARY PERSONAL LOCAL ITEMS AND Mr. H. L. Barnes, of Norfolk, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Mr. Richard P. Taylor, of Ox ford, spent Wednesday night in town. miss MizaDetn MCKennie is attending the Centennial Cele bration of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Mr. E. Falkner, of Henderson, was here Tuesday. The Young Mens' Class of the Methodist Sunday School enter tained the members of the young Indies' class at a reception held in the parsonage Saturday night. Mr. A. L Barnes, of Suffolk, spent Tuesday in town. Messrs. R. E. Satterwhite and R. R. Hill, of Henderson, spent Tuesday in town. Mr. D. P. Boyer, of Richmond, spent Saturday in Rosemary. Mr. Max Einstein, of 'Char lotte, was here Monday. Miss Ruth Transou spent1 Tuesday in Norfolk. Mr. Coy R. Broughton, of Raleigh, was here Monday. Mr. Doyle Cannon has returned home from the State College, Raleigh. Mr. H. H. Mitchell, of Phila delphia, was in Rosemary Mon day. Mr. R. C. Petzald, of Newport News, was in town Monday. Mr. J. L. Cobb was in Jarratts, Va., Sunday night. Mr. W. a Hartman, of Ral eigh, was a visitor in town Wed nesday. Messrs. J. A. House, G. W. King and Arthur House, of Thelma, were, visitors in Rose mary Wednesday. s Mr. James Pendletoft Qrizzurd of the U. S. N., who has been visiting his mother, Mrs. J. M. Grizzard, returned to New York Tuesday, s Mr. R. A. Pruett, of Peters burg, was in town Wednesday. Mrs. J. C Crank left yester day for a visit to Greensboro. Mr. Fred Peck, of Greens boro, was in town this week. Mr. R. M. Deal, of Randleman, spent Wednesday in town. Mr. J. E. Carrigan, of Balti more was here Tuesday. WITH THE CHURCHES METHODIST CHURCH Rev. L B. Jonea, Pastor Sunday school at 9:45 A. M. At H A. M. High School Com mencement. The Rev. Dr. Way, of Raleigh, will preach the Bac caulaureate Sermon. At 8 P. M. the first in a special series of Sunday evening talks. Subject: The Good Effects of Failure. ( All are invited to these ser vices. . All Saints Church (Episcopal) Rev. Lewis N. Taylor, Rector RmmIm Atmm Milt Mary Dke, faiia Viiilw Next Sunday is the Second Sunday after Trinity. 7:30 A. M. Holy Communion. 9:45 Church School, T. W. Mul len, Supt The Morning service will be omitted on account of the Union service at the Methodist Church. Evening service 8 P. M. The Rev. Mr. Way, who will preach the annual commence ment sermon, will be the special preacher. You are most cordially invited. Week by Local Officers in This Community Fourteen gallons of whiskey, five hundred gallons of mash,, two genuine copper stills, three white and three col ored distillers, and one white bootlegger comprise the bag for the past week of the local police force in their cam paign against the blind tiger and all his works. The first raid made on Friday night by Policemen Jackson, Bishop. Dobbins, and Kendricks and Sheriff J. A. House, resulted in the capture of Will Joyner and Albert Nethercutt, white' and Sam Fenner and the brothers Manly, colored, together with a sixty gallon copper still, seven gallons of corn whiskey and five hundred gallons of mash. The still was not in operation when the officers got to it but preparations were in progress for a big "run" as five hundred gallons of mash almost in readiness bore ample testimony. Joyner and Nethercutt were ar rested at Joyner's home, but it required quite a marathon over rough ground on the part of Policeman Jackson before one of the Manly negroes was overtaken and captured. After hearing the evidence Magistrate J. K. Dick ens bound the entire crowd over to the Halifax Superior Court un der bonds of exactly fifteen hun dred dollars each. On Sunday night a descent by Policemen Jackson, Bishop, Dob bins and Kendricks upon the resi dence of John Joyner, brother of Will, netted an eighty gallon cop per still and seven gallons of monkey rum. John Joyner and Tom Daniels, a negro, were taicen in custody, placed under the us ual fifteen hundred dollar bond and sent on to Halifax to join the rest of the crowd. On the testimony of four wit nesses, "Peg" Perry,,,pf Ro?e jnarjCwas ; arrested last Friday and sent on to Halifax under a fifteen hundred dollar bond. The evidence against Perry was worked up by Policeman H. E. Dobbins, of Rosemary. Brotherhood of St. Andrew Entertain The All Saints' Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew entertained the members of the Episcopal Church in All Saints' Parish Hall last Friday night. Mr. Reimer sang in his inim itable manner several solos at the beginning of the evening's enter tainment. The rector then announced that this was to be a "very sad and serious occasion" and intro duced two clergymen from Raleigh, Rev. Messrs. N. C. Duncan and B. M. Lackey, who were to be the leaders in what was to follow. A "community sing" on a small scale began with "America" and went on through the "Battle Hymn of the Repub lic" to that classic "Good bye Miss Liza Jane." Enter ing into the spirit of the occasion those who could, sang, others, made the effort and the grand climax was reached when "John Browns Baby Had a Cold Upon its Chest" was sung with variations.' Following the singing, games old and new were begun, Lubey Lou, Hare and Hounds and bean bag proving the most popular. Everyone present became young in spirit and "a good time was had by all." The members of the Brotherhood served appropriate refreshments. HarntMlng tha Torrent. In Switzerland almoRt every moun tain torrent he Its electric plant, the current often feeing carried for many mllea for lighting anft power pur-Qwea. AIRPLANE LANDS NEAR BOLLING Plane and Driver Disabled by Collision with Stump. Wat Carrying Passenger from Bed ford City to Lawrenceville. MISTOOK HERE FOR LAWRENCEVILLE Lieut. William H. Fillmore, driving a two passenger Curtis plane, effected a somewhat dis astrous landing in an open field near Boiling on last Wednesday morning, the plane crashing into a stump and inflicting a painful laceration of Lieut. Fillmore's lip and badly damaging the truck of the plane. The plane was en route from Bedford City, Va., to Lawrence ville, Va., Lieut. Fillmore driving with a passenger from Bedford City. The trip was attempted it two hops and had taken off from Alta Vista, Va., at daylight Wednesday morning. A heavy ground fog from Brookneal on obscured all landmarks for some time and Lieut. Fillmore was driving by compass when the fog lifted and disclosed Roanoke Rapids. Lieut. Fillmore had only a map of Virginia and the land marks here so closely resembled those indicated for Lawrenceville that he thought for some time that he had reached his destina tion. His map showed Lawren ceville to be near a river running in a southeasterly direction which was crossed by a railroad bridge near a Junction several miles to the west, and Roanoke Rapids seemed to fill the bill completely. It was some min utes before he noticed that the Camp railroad at Thelma crossed to the north when if he had been at Lawrenceville the rail road would have crossed to the south. By the time he had made this discovery he was so nearly out of gas that a landing here was necessary. He rejected an attractive landing place near Boiling because it was green in dicating growing crops and pick ed a field which was black, evi dently having been newly plow- nJ tUa t , . 1 . t , about foar fet-f hfgh and so near the color of the field that he did not see it until the instant he struck it. Lieut. Fillmore's passenger left by train to complete his trip a little shaken up and probably badly frightened but otherwise unharmed. Lieut. Fillmore has wired for repair parts and will stay here until his plane is again ready for travel. He is from Oakland, Cal., and served through the war as flight in structor at an Army Aviation Field. After the war he was in the -Air Mail Service, flying be tween New York and Cleveland. Later he purchased a plane and is now carrying passengers and doing national and local adver tising for the Standard Oil Com pany. He stated to the Herald that Roanoke Rapids was on one of the regular air routes and ex pressed himself as strongly in favor of the establishment here of a landing field. FRATERNAL NOTES Carolina Lodge No. 225 1. O. 0. F. at its regular meeting Monday night, May 30, 1921, after regular routine business, con ferred the econd degree on one candidate After the degree work the candidate made some very interesting remarks as to how much he was impressed with the work thus far. Re ferred two applications to com mittees, and received some appli cation blanks from Wilson en campment No. 40 at Wilson N.C. and several application blanks were given out. They will hold their meeting for initiation on June 23rd and any member of this lodge that wants to . take some of the higher degrees of the I. Or 0. F. will communicate with the secretary of this lodge. Hope as many as can take it will get their application in at once. Next 1 meeting of this lodge Monday" night, -June 6th. the third degree will be confer red, ahd also nominations of officers, and a large attendance is expected. t V. '.A