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Volume VIII .Number S3
ROANOKE RA 5,Nf;.,FE
ii 3, 1922
ROAKOKE RAPIDS PERSONAL
AND OCAllTElf j;:;-
Mr S. F.
several days out of . town this
Week. ' i .;;;! .
i: Mrei ljouis ; Grimmer and
daughter Mattie, . spent peveral
days in Richmond thia week.
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
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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
' 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
f HE GOLDEN ROD
A seed grew in the rocky soil,
Of a heart that ' was hard and
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
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."
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NtK Carolina RajnKs High
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
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
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
."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
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
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.
. as an
' 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
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
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
Scouts The Oak's are Boos
ters not Slackers.
Scribe Isabella Conn.
"Hear Dem Play Dose Songs x
- and Sing Dat Music"
Half a Hundred Pretty Girls
WITH THf CHURCHES
Sints Church '
Rer. Lewis N. Taylor, Rector
Mm. (Catherine Webiter, Paruk Worker
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
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
National Week of Song
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
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
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
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.
..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
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
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
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.
Harry Pierson, selling whiskey,
six months in jail with authority
to hire out.
Knowledge Broadus, selling
whiskey, guilty, open for judg
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
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
Junius Harrison, carrying con
cealed weapons, $50.00 fine and
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
day in Roa.
ed from a vi:
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,
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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"
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
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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
Parent-Teacher . Association
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.
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