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-L : JL.i - Volume VIII .Number S3 x ROANOKE RA 5,Nf;.,FE ii 3, 1922 'tt' i) -t. ROAKOKE RAPIDS PERSONAL AND OCAllTElf j;:;- Mr S. F. Patterson ;;'pent several days out of . town this Week. ' i .;;;! . i: Mrei ljouis ; Grimmer and daughter Mattie, . spent peveral days in Richmond thia week. is spend- tre enmA iimA In PfanUm urtth I retoijves; ; . VIM. Wood, who 'has been tpenrtngsome time here in the homflof her daughter, Mrs, W. R. "Jj1 Gentry, left this week for her .5!. i i nr..!.: i ; IIUIIip III TTOaiUUKIiUU. 4 Mr. Tillery .Robertson spent I sever J days here this week with J his parents. ' iMr. Elliott Love spent some uiiiciu iiurium mis ween. - Mr. P. M. Drake spent a few - Mrs; E P. Brown and Mias A'. V7 , "? A. Hardawpy spent a few; days, r- fo Richmond this week, ' -' , Miss India Paul, of Washing ton N. G., has accepted a posi tion with. Roanoke 'v'Mills Miss Carrie Be!les"rJ'spent the week-end in ' her hortie' at Ayden. l':-,,rf ' Mr. J. T. Barnes has returned after spending some time in his home at Kcntey, Nj Cv y Mr. Geo. Spivey, of Seaboard, spent the week-end here visiting ' f I friends and relatives. V)i Mr. H. M.Qn,vleft'last i week for Elizabeth City - ' ' , Mr.' Talton O'Briant spent ''l some time here this week. Marionettes at . High School v . . Saturday Tony Sarg's Marionette?, with , . i jJ a company of eight actors (T. ' j and twenty-five hundred pounds s i of mechanical energy which will n ven frm an( acton m the shape of a perfect miniature j'' i, theatre, when : unpacked and V mounted on the.- stage of the ' - High School on Saturday are sure $ to surprise those who never have Z.1 been so fortunate as to see this " 1 1 modern magician. j Mr. Sarg, who is well known , f l for his ventures in , motion-pic-: . y tures as well as having gained ' national renown as an illustrator ' I " 1' i and cartoonist of distinction, has T ' 1 dramatization of Washington f-" " ' Irving's Rip Van Winkle, which i 4 ( maue me jxew iorK criucs bii up ' 5 and compare this modern marvel f. with the classic of Joseph Jeffer son which played throughout the United States for 40 successive seasons. George Mitchell puppetiz ed the story, which was produced first in New York at th Punch and Judy theatre by the very same company that will be here. A company of eight or nine puppeteers manipulate the strings i that apimate the Marionettes, speak the lines, change the scen ery, work the electric lighting plant, and play various instru ments and sing as the action of the plays require. Tony Sarg's Marionettes are this season making their first tour to the Pacific coast and return, playing a. season of at least six months. f HE GOLDEN ROD A seed grew in the rocky soil, Of a heart that ' was hard and , cold; And it bore on a tjny stunted ' stalk, c, , A flower of purest gold. And some folk wondered how it had come .-,,. To bloom in that barren place; And some folk - paused in their journeyings, . To gaze on it's golden face. . The flower clung to the hardened heart, , ; And it raised its face to the sky, inditgavea message of hope 1 and cheer , ' To many a passer-by 1 , J And the heart seemed gayer be i 1 cause of it, - And warmer and softer too lad after a-while folk spoke of it As the heart where ' a flower ? grew!,; . 1 . ' By Evelyn Welch, ' , 3rd patrol. 'Golden Rod Troop." r - -.v - NtK Carolina RajnKs High 'ft AgrictUrarally Raleigh, N. C-Fair play is .due everyone in a contest. Tne enviable position that North Carolina holds In the value of her crops' is' due . further enlighten ment, and soothe Cooperative Crpp Reporting Service offers,, it herewith.; ':yty$yfy:i I The um Norm state - has- re covered first rank '. in he total value of sweet potato and peanut crops; while she also holdB; first place in the JobaCco and soy bean crops.. v,?v-; i ; A preliminary approximation of the rank this state would hold was made by this; Service; in Movembef and the result was finally exactly in llinei ' although the adjustment with thefftfderal censu was not made until after ward. ' Forecasts can be approxi mated, even before the crop is planted, as is done ' each spring with crop acreages. 1 v The large Value in this state was due ' primarily to," tobacco, cotton, corn, and ; several other crops.; But that worth uaronna has a diversity of crops is evident from the S3 per cent acreage being in corn; k 20' per cent in cotton; over 10 per cent in small grains; hay3 about, the same;' im proved ' pastures 8 per cent; soybeans, cowpeas, and peanuts combined over 8 per cent; while i tobacco has but about six per cent of total cultivated "area. It would- be7' interesting to study other states' crops in this respect but only a value basis is avail able at this time.-m.-' .., , Texas ranks first on the 22 principal crops and has half its value in cotton, 'Illinois is second with 43 per cent in corn, Iowa is third with 39 per cent in corn alone,, while Kansas has over sixty per cent and Nebraska 37 per cent of their crop values in wheat. The Tar Heel; is, therefore, less of a one 'crop state then these so called .model, states. In fact this state . can with credit, compare its year's money return per acre of improved land with that of the other leading states. These values are as follows, North Carolina $28.00 per acre, New York $15.80; California 115.60, Illinois $11,80; Texas $10. 90; ' and Iowa with only $10.00 per acre. ."In comparison with these states we rank feurth in value, but an analysis of our percent of farm land and value of crops is surprising. 'The value of all crops and acreage of farm ' land in North Carolina compared with that in the other leading states is respectively as follows: Texas 65, and 25 per cent; Illinois 85 and 30; Iowa 68 and 29; New York 110 and 62; while of Cali fornia's crop value we have 121 percent and of her improved acreage,' thi3 state has only 69 percent. , Of the crops named, together with the national December ave rage price, the following states hold repsective first and second ranks with North Carolina's position following, Corn (42.3c) ; Iowa, Illinois, N. C. (33); , Hay (U2.13), New York, Wisconsin, N. C. (26). Irish potatoes ($1.11), Maine, ''New York,-N. C. (20); Sweet Potatoes (88c), N. C. and Ala bama; Sorghum (63c), Ala bama, Kentucky, N. C. (4); Cotton (16.2c) Texas and Mississippi, -N. C. (5); Tobacco (20c), N. C. and Kentucky; while with peanuts averaging 4c per pound, North Carolina ranked first and Virginia second. Notwithstanding this enviable attainment, our eastern and southern farmers are un fortunately neglecting the ever essential food and feed crops, which might, if grown, permit of the cash crops yielding njt returns. ' Dt.'li.lnj -CilJ ' Waves." The fH MpViriiwiture I" 24 hours Constituting H" "cold wave" Is vnrlous y defined liy the weather bureau, ac cording to the part of the country nf- fected and the soasun of the year. Even Good . as an .Excuse ' A pretty illustration of ; what the newer psychologists call "rationalization" the substitu tion of an avowable or seemly motive, for one not avowable or unseemly, though true, in, ex plaining something done or not done-is to be seen in what the Canadian Minister of the Interior and Immigration says about his refusal to extradite an American negro indicted in North Carolina for participating in a' felonious conspiracy to kill whits men, What the Minister says is that though the man Bullock evaded the Canadian laws when he entered Canada, and is there il legally, his conduct sipce his ar rival has been exemplary and therefore he shall not be sent back to the United States against his will. v This reasoning is obviously ab surd. Probably ninety-nine out of every hundred Americans who flee to Canada to avoid prosecu tion in our courts have sense enough to behave themselves well in their self-selected land of exile, but whether their conduct there is good or bad has nothing whatever to do with allowing them to remain after a demand for their return has been made in due torm, and the olienje charged, as in this instance, is covered by the extradition treaty between the two countries. The real reason for the refusal to let us have Bullock is the fear or belief that, once in North Carolina, he would be lynched in stead of tried. And that reason, of course, could not be given. Its presentation would constitute an affront both to our Government in Washington and to the courts in one of our sovereign States. It is possible to pretend that the situation thus created en dangers the preservation of ami cable relations between Canada and the United States. The pre tense would not &e very convinc ing, but our own Department of State will have to do some "rationalizing" itself in explain ing why it doesn't resent Can ada's departure from established custom as between two nations. New York Times. Parent Teachers Association I to Meet There will be a meeting of the Parent-Teacher's Association of Rosemary in the school building at 3 o'clock on Wednesday, Feb ruary, 8, 1922. The program which we were to have at the January meting will be given. It will consist of a very instructiv talk by Mr. Simpson, "The Value of Physical Training in the School." Every one is cordially invited. Girl Scout Notes One Qf the most successful events of the season was the Box Social given by the Oak Troop, at the home of Capt. Iva Mosely on Monroe St., Saturday evening Jan. 21st Games and music were the diversions. A special feature was the singing of Scout song3 by the Troop. A table full of very beautiful boxes were also in attendance, which realized the sum of $30.00 to add to the Oak Troop's ever growing treasury fund. Scouts The Oak's are Boos ters not Slackers. Scribe Isabella Conn. I Not "Hear Dem Play Dose Songs x - and Sing Dat Music" Half a Hundred Pretty Girls February 8:15 WITH THf CHURCHES All Sints Church ' i (Episcopal) Rer. Lewis N. Taylor, Rector Mm. (Catherine Webiter, Paruk Worker Roanoke Artnue Perhaps you insist that you don't 'pretend to be religeous? Well, there are some .mighty good men who make no pro- fesion of religeon. But hohestlv don't you know that you have adopted a" little creed of your own and that you really consider your self superior to a lot of other fellows in this old world who have already passed through about the same experiences that you are meeting,' but who are now banded together for the purpose of organizally trying to bring more cheer and gladness to thousands of burdened hearts? The Church is after all, the best agency in the world for human helpfulness. Why not become a part of it? Next Sunday is the Fifth Sun day after the Epiphany. Services 9:45 Church School and Bible Classes for Adults and children 11 Celebration of the Holy Com munion and sermon. 7:30 Even ing service and sermon. Music led by surpliced choir. A most hearty welcome awaits you. Presbyterian Church Rev. Stanley White, Pastor Milt Lucjf Criip, Orf aniit. Mr. J. H. Harrison, S. S. Soft. Sunday School 10:00 A. M. Morning service 11:00 A. M. Christian Endeavor 6:45 P. M. Evening service 7:30 P. M. -Prayer Meeting 7:30 P. M. on Wednesday. National Week of Song Coming Soon Last year for the first time, Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary observed what is known as the "National Week of Song.?' It was an event in the life of our community which we are not likely to forget soon. By com mon consent, it was a good thing. This year the "National Week1 of Song" should be a much bigger thing than last. We know what it is and what happy and pro fitable week it can be. The "National Week of Song" had a very definite purpose back of it. It was designed to promote happines and good-will thru sing ing. We want cur community to grow accustomed to 'Singing songs of the better sort the sort that uplifts and inspires. It will bind us together as nothing else can. Should we not be proud that our community is a wake enough to join in with the thousands of communities who are singing thruout our tland? Other communities have made this week the biggest time in the year. Let us keep it in mind and all work otwards making it a great success here. The Core of Democracy. For I say nt the core of democracy, Anally, U the religious element. Walt Whitman. . 24, 1922 P.M. Compuliory School Atteu Law Enforced. - One of the most su pieces of work in enforci compulsory attendance law from Cumberland County.1 the request of the County Sup. intendent of Schools, Mr. J A. Martin, Sunt, of Public fare, visited a school commu and found only 73 children school. Upon investigation h4 found 100 names on the school census, He knew there were more children in the community that should be in school and de cided to look for them. On an island in the district he discovered 15 families that did not know there was a compulsory school, attendance law and the 40 children belonging to these families were not in school. 183 children were in school at the end of Mr. Martin's three days investigation and the next week when he returned for a visit he found that 217 had been enrolled. The school officials had to hustle to find teachers to take care of the unexpected 144. More than 75 of the children walk to school and many of them corneas far as 3 miles. Last year the building was burned and now the teachers are using small rooms in four separate buildings an old barber shop, the hall over a drug store and rooms over the Masonic Temple. In spite of these handicaps not a single unlawful absence has been reported since Mr. Martin's visit to the community. Miss Louise Bain Entertains Miss Louise Bain was hostess last Saturday afternoon, January 28th, at a miscellaneous shower, at her home on Jackson St., in honor of Miss Mattie Grimmer whose marriage to Mr. Louis Witherspoon will take place in February. Four tables were ar ranged in the spacious reception hall and parlor for the game of Hearts. Mrs. Clarence Grimmer, making the highest score, was awarded a handsome pair of black silk hose; after which a salad course was served. The guests were then invited into the dining room, so tastily decorated jh pink and white, where Miss Grimmer found numerous packages whose inmost secrets were revealed to all. After the cutting of the bride's cake, so beautifully em bossed with pink letters, G. W., an ice course, carrying out the color scheme, was served. The guests were presented with pink and white carnations as souve nirs. Domestic Science Clubs Meet The South Rosemary Domestic Science Club had their regular meeting Thursday afternoon with all members present. The club has ordered basketry mater ial and expected it to begin baskets at this meeting but as it didn't come we discussed cloth ing problems and made plans for a special meeting we are to have real soon when Miss Jones from Washington, N. C. will be with us. At this meeting we win in vite our mothers and other ladies in the community . In the fall we helped Miss Leatherwood make clothes for a poor family in the country, also gave some canned fruits and vegetables. The club enjoyed doing this very much. As there was no other tusmess we adjourned to meet again in two weeks. Ruth Glover, Secretary. The Junior Domestic Science Club at South Rosemary held its regular meeting Thursday after noon. We have just mushed our rag rugs that we started before Xmas and gave them to our mothers. We are now learning to embroider and make tatting then w can help our mothers fix our spring clothes. At most every meeting we are planning to cook some thing to, Berve to the club. V t After our lepan we adjourned to meet again in two weeks. . Carrie, Hudson, Secretary. h Mr ..IT CRIMINAL DOCKET ; In the face of the heaviest snow in a quarter century, Hali fax County Superior Court, His Honor, Judge Oliver Allen, pre siding, began the January term on last Monday morning. The roads in many directions from Halifax were practically impass able for automobile or horse drawn vehicles, rendering im possible the attendance of many jurors and witnesses- It was fortunate that the Court faced one of the lightest criminal dock ets it has had in some time. In his charge to the grand jury, Judge Allen, called atten tion to the spirit of change and unrest which exists throughout the world. He deprecated many of the modern tendencies of thought and conduct. Many of these later innovations he con sidered harmful. He thought that the people were losing sight of the eternal verities in their mad desire to modernize and change the social, religious and political fabric of civilization Kegaraiess or personal opinion n ii as to whether wisely or unwisely, he stated, the prohibition of the liquor traffic had become a part of our organic law, and it was the duty of every good citizen to aid in its enforcement. Cases were disposed of up to the Thursday night recess as follows: R. S. Moody, selling whiskey, guilty, twelve months on the county roads. An appeal was taken to the Supreme Court and bond fixed at $2,000.00. O. E. Cherry, selling whiskey, hung jury and mistrial ordered. Case set for new trial at the March, term and defendant's bond raised from $300.00 to $500.00. Michael Harrity, assault and battery, judgment suspended upon payment of costs. J. C. Ray, alleged bogus de tective, charged with carrying concealed weapons, judgment suspended, defendant declared insolvent and ordered to go. George Hale, driving an auto mobile while under the influence of whiskey, judgment suspended upon the payment of costs. Tom Walker, Carrie Freeman. John Gary and Emma Daniel, immoral conduct, judgment suspended upon payment of. costs. ! Harry Pierson, selling whiskey, six months in jail with authority to hire out. Knowledge Broadus, selling whiskey, guilty, open for judg ment. R. W. Carter, driving an auto mobile while under the influence of whiskey, not guilty. Joe i alkner and Bell Wall, as signation, guilty. Joe drew down ninety days in jail with authority to be hired out. Thirty days for Belle. James Johnson, larceny of goods from the Seaboard Air Line Railway. Five years in the State's prison. T. Beald, reckless ' driving of an automobile, judgment sus pended upon payment of costs. Moses Sims, larceny, six months on the county roads. Kenneth Collins, driving an automobile while under the in fluence of whiskey, judgment suspended upon payment of costs. Junius Harrison, carrying con cealed weapons, $50.00 fine and costs. Lonnie Harrison, assault and battery, judgment suspended upon payment of costs. James Williams, store break ing and larceny, twelve months injthe State's prison. Jesse and three other brothers Carter, affray, judgment sus pended upon payment of costs. William Owen Richardson and Jud Johnson, trespass, judgment suspended upon payment of cots. v " ' i James Taylor and Robert Burt, affray, judgment suspended upon payment of costs, v Mou resday Mr. i ford, Ct day in Roa. Mr. CharL ed from a vi: and Baltimore Mr. R. L. Die spent Sunday in Rot Mr. W. D. UpchurtU, oi. burg, was here Wednesday. Mr. J. A. Taylor, of Oxford, spent Monday night in Rosemary. Mrs. H. E. Dobbin -and son spent the week-end in Norfolk. iur. u. kj. draper, oi weiaon, 14 T ye m ... J . was in town Wednesday. , v; Mr. Abner Nash is spending some time in Raleigh. Mr. Wm. Terry, of 'Raleigh; was a visitor in town Tuesday. Mr. W. A. McSherry, of Bal timore, was here Friday. Mr. F. Sloman, of Baltimore, spent Friday in Rosemary. Mr. Edward Lee Foreman spent Monday in Wilson. H Mr. John W. Lewis, of Norfolk, was in town Tuesday. Mr. H. M. Sledge, of Louis- burg, spent Wednesday in Rose mary. "Listen Irene" Has With Brown" & Them "Nyra Johnny Getz." A clean, wholesome, undeni-' able and wholly enjoyable musical attraction is announced as coming to the Peoples Theatre, Ferbuary 14, when George E. Wintz presents the brilliant musical revue entitled Listen Irene." This lively and optimistic title conveys the purr pose of the story and the story merely serves as an excuse tojin troduce an extraordinary,' array ' of musical comedy talent and a galaxy of extremely beautiful and deliehtfullv vouthful cirls. who through vocal ability could sing in opera and do at all times dance ike fairies. These entertainers flash into and out of view in a series of riotously humorous scenes with a continual and be wildering change of ravishingcos- tumPS. In wirnpssino- tha ninnaej " " - --- . V VVVM of "Listen Irene" it is said that every audience is cheered to the point of exhaustive laughter a riot of laughter the kind that makes the eyes stream andthe ribs ache The entrancing musical score includes every phase of liltimr " harmony from the jazzical to the classical. It is the kind you'll whistle and hum as you leave the theatre and retain in your memory. For a nearer view of the charming beauties of the feminine ensemble a feature of the production will be a "Jeweled Illuminated Runway" an ele vated strip of brilliantly illumi nated footpath extending from the stage to and over the ochestra seats in. the auditorium. Over the runway the singing and danc ing maidens will from time to time trip their fascinating selves over the heads of the audience but not too far above to hide their smiling lips, flashing eyes and ' alluring dimples. The all prominent cast of entertainers includes Nyra Brown, America's Most Beautiful Actress. John G. Getz Monkey Man : and perfect Nut, Elks Quartette, Helen a . tt t i -Mt Ti jams, Ace wingneia, cui carrjee, Seymour Sisters, Betty Earl and Three Browns. Parent-Teacher . Association To Meet The Parent-Teachers Associa tion of thle Central School, will meetMoiday, FebouaryG, at 3 o'clock. There will be a pr gram by : the " children. Eve. body Wged to be present. - L J