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Volume X.—Number '7 ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C..JULY 13,1923 Subscription$2.00 a Year in Advance
RQSf MARY PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS Mr. S. M. Smith, of, Charlotte, spent Tuesday in Rosemary. Mr. Rodger A Warren ist-not ing a home just north m Un Baptist Church on Jackson Street. Mr. E. Ealkner, of Menders n, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. M Jen kins and children are spending several days in Sanford. Mr. J. C. Armistead, of Peters burg, Was in town Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Loomis and family left this week for a motor trip which will include (mints in New Jersey and Atlan tic City. Mr. Tom Batton spent the first of the week ut Portress Monroe with his son, Mr. Lester Batton. ' The Dollar Store Company, Inc., a new enterprise for Rose mary has just been incorporated and will begin business within the next few days with Mr. B. J. Dunning, of Aulander as man ager. The new company will oc cupy the store formerly used by Mr. C. F. Ogletree. Mr. D. P. Wikespent the week end in Richmond. ; Mr. H. M. Poe, Jr., and chil dren, of Rocky Mount, are the guests of Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Carter. Mrs. H. M. Poe, of Weldon, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the home of Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Carter. Mr. T. J. Carpenter, of the United States Navy, was a visitor in. Rosemary this week. Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Shell and son Graham, spent Tuesday in Rocky Mount. Mr. W. Howard Pruden spent the wees end with his mother in Seaboard. Mr. J. W. Ross spent Tuesday in Rocky Mount. Mr. Allen C. Zolticoffer return ed Wednesday night^fter spend ing some time at Virginia Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Shell and daughter Miss Charlotte Ann spent Tuesday in Rocky Mount. Mr. W. P. Wright, of Rich mond, was in Rosemary Monday Mr. W. McK. Skinner, of Nor folk, spent Monday in town Miss Elizabeth McKinnie is visiting her siBter in West Vir ginia. Mr. Franklin Skinner, of Rich mond, was a visitor in Rosemary Monday. Mrs. B. W. Beckwith and Miss Winifred Beckwith are spending Borne time in Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. R. R. Sykes, of Baltimore, was here Tuesday. Mrs. J. M. Ramsey, of Wash ington, D. C , is the guest of Mrs. J. M. Grizzard. Mr. W. B Herring, of Rose Hill, was in Rosemary Wednes day. Rev. W. Roy Shelton, former paetor of the Rosemary Metho dist Church, now of Wadesboro, is the guest of Mrs. Charlena Hart. His many friends are glad to welcome him to town again. Mr. J- E. Davis, of Wake For est, spent Wednesday in Rose mary. Mr. II. E. Shell accompanied Mr. Lamrick Smith to Richmond this week, where Mr. Smith has entered a hospital. Miss Ida Brass is the guest of her mother Mrs. A. D. Brass. Mr. P. G. Black of Charlotte, spent Monday in town. Mrs. Arch L. Taylor and daughter Miss Kennon Taylor are visiting relatives in Philadel phia. Mr. R. E. Satterwhite, of Hen derson, waa in town Tuesday. Messrs. H. E. Dobbins and Monroe G. Jeneins went to Hali fax Tuesday. Mr. Albert V. Strauss, of New York City, was in town Wednes day. Messrs. Robert and Herman Medlin spent last week in Ashe ville. ^|fr. and Mrs. Frank L. Nash and daughter have returned from a short stay at Virginia Beach. Mr. Ellis H. Joyner spent Tues day in Oxford. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Murry are visiting relatives in Ashe boro and High Point Mias Bernice Decker left last week for Florence, S. 3., to join a party who are to make a two months tour through the South. Miss Eliza Gay has returned after a visit with her grand father near Seaboard. Mrs. J. T. Stainback and fami ly have returned from a visit with relatives in Forest City. FORTY MILLION IS VALUE OF HALIFAX COUNTY’S PROPEL IY Koanoxe Rapid* fown Sip P * i a Third ot County's W .t l Wt-iiarr Lftlcei Loses jo . NEW Oll.i V HO .IE IS OCCIIPI- i) T he | pa d n| < 'him 1 ■ mi missioners met b th-Cm : 11 ■ >i e at Halifax las Momia n orning, where th y received reports from the county :ax listers, discussen the rate to be imposed for nex vear. abol shed the office i f County We fare Officer, and au thorized the occupancy of the new County home. Although the reports of the tax listers were incomplete, it was found that the total for this year will be some over two million dol lars more than that of last year. Last year the county’s taxable property amounted to $37,624, ,601. Roanoke Rapids Township possessed twelve million of this amount. This year the total for the County will be approxim itely $40,000,000, with Roanoke Rapids Township listed at $13,000,000. This shows an increase of $1, 000,000, for the township, and $2,375,399 for the County. The Hoard of Commissioners will fix the tax rate for next y ear at its regular meeting on the first Monday in August, at which time the complete reports of the tax listers will be in. OFFICE HELD BY R. 1). JENKINS IS ABOLISHED The Commissioners a’so decid ed to abolish the office of County Welfare Officer, and put the work of this ot fine on the County Healtn Officer. Mr. R. I). Jen kins, of Rosemary, has been the Welfare Officer for the county Since the office was istablished. The County Health Officer is to assume the work formerly carri ed on by Mr. Jenkins, it is under stood, without an increase in compensation. NEW COUNTY HOME IS OCCUPIED The Commissioners authorized Superintendant Freeman to move into the recently complet ed County Home. The new heme for the County’s unfortunate onesis one of the best of the state. It has the modern conven iences necessary for all up-to date home of this kind, and marks the departure fromthe little huts which hire to fore housed the poor. Miss Margaret Shoemaker left Sunday to spend a vacation with her parents in Richmond. Miss Pattie Byrd returned to Richmond Sunday night. Mr. Miner Nash lef* Wednes day to spend several days in Ral eigh. Mr. and Mrs. P. S. McCune have returned from a visit with Mrs. McCune’s parents in Athens, Ga. Mr. and Mrs. H. Thos. Batton are spending the week with re latives in Tarboro. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lewter and children left this week fora short stay with relatives in Dur ham. Mrs. W. R. Stanley is spending the week with relatives in Hen derson. Mr. and Mrs W. T. Johnson and family are spending the ‘week in Greenville, S. C. Misses Eva and Bernice Shearin are visiting relatives in Henderson. Mrs. Iva Moseley left this week for a short visit in Peters burg Mr. Haskell Dobbins is the guest of relatives in Duncan, S. C, Mr. W. J. Norwood is spend ing some time at Ocean View. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ashrou left this week for a motor trip to Atlantic City. The home of Mr. Thomas Shell on Hamilton Street is nearing completion. Misses Margaret and Kathleen Melton left Thursday for their home in Norfolk after a visit with their aunt, Mrs. R. J. Wrightmeyer. Mr. B. T. Meacham, of Rich mond, was a visitor in Rosemary this week. Dr. W. L. Davis, eye sight specialist, of Plymuoth, was in town yesterday, Mrs. G. D. Shell and son Ralph have returned from Vir ginia Beach. Miss Pollie Wheeler of Sea board, was a visitor in Rose mary Wednesday. Mr. Leo Kreamer spent the week end in Richmond. Miss Lucy Hastings has 4c / i , PERSPECTIVE OK I'HE GRAHAM MEMORIAL BUILDING j To be creeled at the University of North Carolina aa a Students' Activities building and social center for the student body The building i.» to be located on the <dd University Inn site will face west towards the Battle Vance-Pettigrew dormitories, with appropriate entrance towards franklin street and ’:«• Uuiuni building and is to cost #400,000 subscriptions for which are non being raised by students of rhc alumni I’hp plans for the building which will he ,if the late Georgian style of architecture, brick with limestone trimmings, have been drawn by Messrs Kendall, of Me Kim, Mend und White, aud Nash of the f. 0. Atwood organization Construction of the central unit will lie begun in 1923 24. POLICE COURT NEWS ITEMS Harvey Peebles and Hezekiah Solomon, both of the colored fra ternity, charged with gambling were placed under one hundred dollar bonds for their appearances at Halifax. Peebles gave bond, but Solomon in all his glory will grace the Halifax jail until court convenes. Clay Barrett charged with hav ing and transporting liquor was placed in jail in default of a $150. 00 herd. Koy Stoker, charged with the larceny of $18 40 from an em ployee of the Halifax Paper Cor poration, and jumping a board bill, was held under bonds of $2011.00and $50.00 respectively. S. L.Joyner paid the costs and damages on a charge of letting a cow run at large. William Cilover was allowed to pay the costs on a charge of operating a car w/ithout lights. H. Black, charged with speed ing and reckless driving, was fined $5.00 and the costs and paid the damages none to Mr. John Connor’s automobile. Mr. Allen Edward Carter Mr. Allen Edward Carter, a^ prominent farmer of Butterwood I Township'died at his home Wed nesday morning at five o’clock after an illness covering several week i. Mr. Carter had reached the advanced age of seventy six years. A devoted wile and three children survive him, Messrs Robert Carter, of Warren Coun» ty, Bernice and Walter, of Hali fax County and Mrs. Julia Pitt, of Whitakers. The funeral service was held at Corinth Methodist Church yes ternav afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. R H. O’Brien officiating. Mr. Carter was a most useful member of his community. Being intensely interested in its welfare he was very active in using his efforts and influence in futrher ing the cause of any movement which was uplifting The Church, the schools, good roads, the welfare of the needv found in him a helper. He will he sorely missed. cepted a position in the store of Max Frank. Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. hidings left this week to spend some time with relatives in Greens boro. Mr. and Mrs Wheeler of Sea board spent Sunday in Rosemary with Mr. and Mrs. Vance Wheel er. . Mr. and Mrs John Fisher and son Francis returned Wednesday night after spending two weeks with relatives in Baltimore. Miss Frances Kennon, of Washington. D. C„ is the guest of Mrs. J. M. Grizzard. The hoys’ Club of All Saints’ Episcopal Church enjoyed a bountiful supper given on the church grounds Monday night. Little Miss Janet Rawlings, of Weldon, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Willev Mrs. W. 0. Thompson and children have gone to Spartan burg. S C., to visit relatives. Mrs. James Dobb is spending the week with her fattier in Northampton Couiptyf Mr. and Mw. "William Wood returned' 'Wednesday from a short-trip to Durham. 'The members of All Saints’ ■,'Episcopal Church held a most enjoyable social in tre parisn ! hall of the Church last night The Garden in July F. F. McCall, garden specialist for the State College and De partment of Agriculture wonders what has become of that garden begun so auspiciously early in the spring. The hot weather causes many to neglect it. es pecially those town folks who might find it easy to buy vege tables from the corner grocery. But for the man who is sticking to the job and determined to have a supply of health giving, cost cutting vegetables all through the year. Mr. McCall states that good culture in July is more im portant than ever. Good culture means more palatable vegetables because during hot weather many kinds will become bitter If the vegetables are forced to quick growth however, this will be overcome. Some of the things which need attention in the garden during this mid-summer month, Mr. Mc Call gives as follows: "Transplant tomatoes for the early fall garden. The Stone, Greater Baltimore and Norton are good for this purpose and are quite free from blight. "Bush lima beans, the Seiva| bean, Henderson’s bush and j Fordhook bush are some good bean varieties to plant. The Stringless Green Pod is the best of the bush snap beans. "Seedlings of the Cos lettuce may be made now and again late in July. Turnips may also be sown for the early fall garden." - I Boll Weevil Hurts Only Colton Inquiries received l>v the State Board of Health from widely separated sections of the State indicate a fear of the holl-weevil that is entirely unfounded. The State Board of Health is advised that this pest of the cotton plant is without danger other than the damage which it does to one of the State’s leading farm pro ducts. The boll weevil is not poison ous. It does not infest fruits or berries, nor any of the garden vegetables, such as corn, beans, cabbage, lettuce, okra, tomatoes, or the like. The only food that satisfies the appetite of this in sect is the cotton boll, and it eats this preferably when young and tender, when the squares are just forming. Popular superstition has en larged the field of activity of this insect which is causing a revolution in the agricultural habits of the entire South. In some sections the weevil is re ported in the blackberries. From another conies the report of having found it in the okra. A far eastern county attributed a serious illness to the weevil hay/ ing been cooked along witfi satne snap beans. A Piedmont county thought it was infesting the cab bage. In all instances a consum ing fear seerts to huve taken pos session of some of the people lest- the boll weevil take their lives. < In answering * ich inquiries the State Board of Health has endeavored to reassure those un duly fearful with the definite statement that there is nothing to fear from the boll weevil ex cept the partial destruction of the cotton crop. The insect is not poisonous, and infests only the cotton plant. TEXTILE DEPARTMENT GREATLY ENLARGED | During the past year the Tex ; tile Department of tl eState Col i lege, which is the Textile School of North Carolina, has had a larger registration than in any previous year, and a larger grad uating class. To keep pace with the devel opment of the textile industry in the State and in the South $7l>. OOP has been appropriated for an addition to the present Textile | Building and $:>">,UOI) for addit ional 'equipment. This will place the Textile School of North Car olina in the front rank and make it one of the best equipped schools in the country for in struction in cotton manufactur-! ing. Graduates ot this s -liool are filling responsible positions in the; mill and allied industries, such as second hands, overseers, secre taries, treasurers, machinery salesmen, dye salesmen, etc. During the past year several donations have been made to the Textile School, the :u at import ant being two complete humidi fying systems, one by Parks Cramer Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, lor the carding and spinning roi m, and one by the Bahnson Company, Winston Salem, North Carolina, for the weave room. The Whitin Ma chine Works also donated an eight head comber of the latest type. SATURDAY’S VICTORY After playing a p ink t anie in Henderson Friday, th Trii le R’a fully redeemed themselves Sat urday by banding the same team a 3 to 2 licking. It was a real good ball game; both Dempster on the mound for the locals, and Barker for Henderson, pitched bang up ball. Henderson began and ended her scoring in the second f ame | A single, triple, and sacrifice, brought in her two tallys. After this Dempster tightened up and they were able to get only three widely scattered bits during the remaining seven innings. i The Roanoke Rapids T Rose mary team took the offensive in the fifth when Bill Towe slam med out one of Barker’s choice offerings for a marathon around all the stations, with “Candy Ball” Smith warming the paths. In order to set the old game on ice Everett Spiaes knocked out a double, and Chink Johnson dittoed the order. Barker then put all he had in the game and ; did nnt suffer another bingle to the heavv hitting 3 R’s. Henderson tried hard to tie | the score in the eighth, but a l(neasley single and a lone sacri fice was the sum total of her of Tiorts, and much as they might rjg-ct it, they were forced to 1 bow in defeat on the first game ! after ai nouncing that they were ready to meet all comers. SCORE BY INNINGS R H E Henderson 020 000 000 2 6 0 Triple R’s 000 021 OOx 3 7 0 Barker and Johnson Dempster and Johnson Thouytii for ihe D-jy. Many a man who marries in haste has very little leisure for anything.— Duluth Herald. Union Services In Littleton The Union revival Services m.w Icing held by Dr. J. Ernest i hack, r, assisted in music by ,\h. T 1’.. Roddy, is the largest and mod successful evangelistic movement ever inaugurated in this sect i n. Already there have been several hundred reconscrea tions and conversions. The meet ings are being held in the large Tobacco Warehouse, the capacity >f which is being severely taxed by the unprec ’dented crowds in attendance. These services will be continued through the present week, closing Sunday, thp 15th instant. On next Sunday, in addition to the regular morning and night serveces. there will be held ai '! 1\ M, in the Warehouse, h\ Dr. Thecker, a Men and Hoys’ Ma<s Meeting, his subject-‘‘What Uonstitutes a Fool”. There will a s ’ be held in the M. E. Church at A) P. M. a Woman’s Mass \bting which wiil he addressed by Mrs. May Dixon Thacker, her subject- ‘‘The Human Touch”. Mrs Thacker is a well known author and lecturer, and both these addresses will tie worth your attendance, and the public is cordially invited to be with us that day. AVIS HILLARD The following announcement o interest has been received: Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Price Johnston announce the marriage of their niece, lone DeArniond Hillard to Mr. William Northrup Avis on Friday, June the twenty ninth nineteen .mired and twenty three Thelma, North Carolina SPOtfT GOSSIP It is i iiiiiii:< .i that the Rocky Mom t >l. iprnen have returned I to their i larc of ab ide for re pairs. The Triple It’s gave them a thorough overhauling lust Tuea l (lay. Monday afternoon Mr. Patter son announced that lie would give $10 for each home run knocked by a Triple R player during the remainder of the season. "Pee Wee" Turner and "Eve" English aided their names to the $10 list by cracking out homers in the Rocky Mount and Hender son games respectively. And the mighty Shields drop, ed another. He could not handle the hunts. Fifteen out of seventeen is not so had. eh. j 56 runs and 67 hits was the collection of the week. Look for the hatting averages. The “Pride of the Argentine” was too much for Big Jess. I Weight does not count much after the two hundred mark has been reached. j But the Angel will find a real ■ partner when he tackles Jack the : Giant Killer. ROANOKE RAPIDS PERSONA1 • AND L< CAL ITEMS Mrs. H. G. Pully and children ar d Mrs. R. L. Pully, of Lacrosse, Va., spent a few days here this week w ith relatives. Miss Rosa Pearson is spending a few days in Norfolk this wetk. Misses Eula Colder and Earline Fleetwood spent the week end in Warrenton. Mr II. T. Smiih spent a few days in Baltimore this Week on business. Masters Grover and Rufus Woodroof are spending some time in Warrenton. Mr. Abner Nash, of Raleigh, spent the week end here with his wife. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Chase and children are spending some time at Ocean View. Miss Lena Wright spent Tues day in Hobgood. Messrs. John Dempster and Howerton Gowen spent Sunday at Virginia Beach. Mrs. William Cherry and little daughter of Rocky, Mount, are spending some time in the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs G. E. Williams. Mrs. McDonald Baldwin and son, McDonald Baldwin, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, are visiting in the home of Mrs. W. S. Dean. Miss Cammie Vaughan of Rich Square, is visiting her sis ter Mrs. L. M. Spivey. Mr. M. M. Painter, of Norfolk, spent Wednesday in town oh business. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jackson and family are spending some time in Washington, N. C. Messrs. John Dempster and Bob Correll spent Wednesday in Richmond. Mr. John Cranwell left Mon day for Hopewell. Mr. Kennon Wright and mother left Monday for Hope well and Richmond. Mr. J. W. Crawley, of Rocky Mount, spent Wednesday and Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. I’. R. Adkins. Master Ervin Adkins and Mr. J. W. Crawley left Friday for Rocky Mount and Norfolk to visit friends and relatives. Miss Beadie Clarke is visiting her parents in Lenoir. Hon. W. L. Long was in Ral eigh this week. Miss Margaret Lawrence visit ed her sister Mrs. W. P. Ta\ lor a few days this week. Mr. Jessie Northington left Monday for Richmond where he will undergo treatment at the Johnson-Willis Hospital. Mrs. L. L. Brasswell and daughters Mabel and Lelia, ac companied by Mrs. W. H Hamill, of Weldon, have return ed from a weeks visit at Blewett Falls, N. C. Miss Lucille Lafoonof Alber ta Va., is visiting in the home of Miss Virginia Hobbs. Mr. L. T. Porter, of Atlanta, is visiting friends this week. Capt. J. M. McMurray left this week for Asheville where he will spend the summer. Rev. Stanley White is spend ing the week in Howardsville, Va. Mrs. F. C. Williams, has re turned home accompanied by her sister, Miss Coffee of Massey’s Mills, Va. j Mrs. J.C. Crank left Wednes day for Louisa, Va. where she will stay for the summer. Mrs. C. M'Pitt, left Wednes day for Roanoke, Va. Mr. A. E. Akers, has returned from Los Angeles, California, where he attended the National Education Association. Miss Catherine Kerr, of Al bany, Ga., is the guest of Mrs. E. W. Eubank this week. Miss Eulalie Robertson has re turned after spending some time in Rocky Mount. Mrs. I. N. Courtney, of Rich mond, is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eubank. Mesdames C. L. Grimmer and S. J. Bounds and son, John Prea ton are spending today in Rocky Mount. Misses Irma and Elouise Eu bank are visiting relatives la King and Queen County, Va. 4 | Mrs. Caroline Hedgepeth to I spending some time out of tom | with relatives.