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Volume X.—Number 31 ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C., OCTOBER 19,1923 Subscription $2.00 a Year in Advance ROSEMARY PERSONAL AND LOCAL ITEMS Mr. Joseph Flynn, of Nor folk, was in Rosemary Friday. Mr. R. D. Rouse, of Farm ville, Va., was in town Friday. Mrs. Charlena Hart and Miss Charlena Hart spent Sunday with relatives in Boykins, Va. Mr. J. J. Merritt, of Atlanta, Ga., spent the week end in Rose mary. Mr. Jas. C. Matthews, of Richmond, was in town Monday. Dr. and Mrs. John W. Martin and children returned home Tuesday after spending several days with relatives in Gordons ville, Va. Mr. T. VV. Mullen attended a meeting of the Southern Tex tile Association in Augusta, Ga., Saturday. 1 Mr. H. M. Hyman, of Norfolk, was in town Tuesday. Mrs. J. M. Grizzard and Mr. Cooper Grizzard spent Sunday with friends in Boykins, Va. Mr. R. B. Owens, of Staunton, Va., spent Tuesday in Rosemary. Mr. G. S. Edwards, of Norfolk, was in town Tuesday. Miss Bertha Cox spent the week end with friends in Scot land Neck. Mr. H. E. Green, of Rocky Mount, was a visitor in town Monday. Mr. W. L. Grice, of Norfolk, spent Wednesday in Rosemary. Mrs. G. D. Shell has gone to Baltimore to purchase winter goods. Mr. W. P. Simpson, of Ral eigh, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Mr. Chas. VV. Bowen, of Bath, was a visitor in town Saturday. S^tMiss Sallie Medlin, after spending the week end with re latives returned to Richmond Monday. Mr. VV7. F. Rice, of Rocky Mount, was in town Monday. Mr. L. B. Martin, of Rich mond, was in town Monday. . Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Carter are spending several days with re latives in Rocky Mount. Mr. Z. T. Liverman, of Win ton, spent Tuesday in Rosemary. Mr. C. P. Harmon, of Nor folk, was in own Monday. Miss Janie Chafin spent the week end with friends in Scot land Neck. Mr. David P. Jacobson, of Portsmouth, was here Monday. Mr. E. A. Cunningham, of Richmond, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Mr. L. D. Williams, of Bur lington, was in town Saturday. Rev. E. N. Harrison attend ed the meeting of the ministers of the county held in Halifax Monday. Mr. Z. D. Dean, of Norfolk, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Miss Ollie Moore spent the week end with relatives in Scot land Neck. Mr. D. D. Reeves is attending the State Fair in Raleigh this week. Messrs. W. T. Councill and R. Lee Cooper left Tuesday night for a short trip to Charlotte. Mrs. H. R. Gay has purchased the stock of goods of the late ^Mrs. Annie Medlin Willey. Messrs. Ned Manning and Lewis Daniel are attending the State Fair in Raleigh. Mr. Allen C, Zollicoffer left Tuesday night for Charlotte and Raleigh. Mr. James Whitaker spent several days in Raleigh this week attending the Sate Fair. Mr. and Mrs. E. If. Shell and family attended the Emporia fair Wednesday. Mr. A. J. Crocker, of Sea board, was in Rosemary Mon day. Mrs. Ellis H. Joyner and son are visiting relatives in Green ville. . jj Mr. Alex Arab spent the BUSY WEEK IN POLICE COURT — It was onaof the busiest weeks in police court circles for some months, with a docket ranging from one headlighters through affrays and larceny to liquor vio lations. William McKinley Brown, charged with delaying and ob structing an officer in the dis charge of his duties, was com mitted to jail in default of a one hundred dollar bond. William had allowed his chivalry to get the better of his judgment in the case of Margaretta Brown, char ged 'with an affray and in pro cess of being apprehended by the watch. The case against Mar garetta was dismissed on pay ment of costs, William getting the heavy end of the deal. Garland Maylton, charged with operating an automobile while under the influence of liquor, went on to jail in default of bond in the sum of $300.00. E. W. Elmore and Willie Dan iel both paid the costs for driv ing with only one headlight. J. T. Saunders, another one headlighter, failed to appear and forfeited his bond. James Clifton and Willie Vau ghan, charged with an affray, were dismissed on the payment of the costs. Leo Langley was required to give $100.00 bond for his appear ance at Halifax on a charge of transporting whiskey. Pat Floyd, public drunkenness, $10.00 and costs. A. Pulley, drunk and disorder ly, $15.00 and costs. Charlie Winfield, charged with abandonment of his wife and children, was dismissed on pay ment of costs, at the request of the prosecuting witness. A charge of operating with one headlight against Clayton Smith was dismissed. R. A. Beatle, another one headlighter, forfeited his bond for his appearance before the Recorder. Tom Bonnet, charged by W. H. Deberry with immoral conduct with his wife, Bessie Deberry, was dismissed on the failure of the state to show probable cause. His Honor stated that he be lieved the charge to be true and some of the state’s witness re fractory and evasive but that he could not hold the defendant under the evidence submitted at the preliminary hearing. Tne Whole Hog. The largest pig In the world is Aus trallan, It Is claimed. The animal ex hibited there recently weighs 1,168 pounds, or more than half a ton, and measures 8 leet 3 Inches In length. Its height Is 3 feet 0 Inches; It has a waist measurement of 6 feet 0 inches; while It is only twenty-five months old This giant looks more like a hippopotamus than a pig, and when It has finished growing It Is probable that it will resemble an ele phant more than a product of the farmyard. Made Qardener Barber. A major In a certain English regi ment had a great contempt for Inca pacity of any kind, and was also some what Impatient. A sergeant com plained to him that he could get no mnn to undertake the duty of barber to the company. "Is there no garden er in the company 1" asked the major testily. "See if you can find one, and send him to me." The man was duly sent, but on receiving orders to act as barber, ventured to expostulate. "Why I" cried the major. “If you can cut grass you can cut hair! Oo on and do lti" Spent Fifty Years Writing Faust. Nearly fifty years passed from the day Qoethe began writing his dramatic poem. Faust, until the last part had been completed for the printer, some work on the poem having been done each year of that long time, with many revisions and rearrangements. The last part of the working was com pleted shortly before his death In 18S2. week end with friends in Golds boro. The Young Peoples’ Society of All Saints’ Episcopal Church will meet with Mr. Edgar Smith tonight at 7:30. On Friday night, October 26 the teachers and girls of South Rosemary will give an entertain ment, “The Spinsters Conven tion” at South Rosemary School. COUNTY BANKERS HOLD MEETING Well Repreeeitetiee Attendance of Count; Finencieo at Scotland Neck Meeting Discuss Diversification of Crops and Farm Finances. TO DISTRIBUTE FARM PROGRAM With representatives from En field, Halifax, Rosemary and Scoland Neck in attendance, a meeting of the County Bankers Association was held yesterday in the directors room of the Scot land Neck Bank. In the ab sence of its president, Mr. R. S. Travis, of Weldon, Norfleet S. Smith, the secretary, called the meeting to order and requested Mr. J. H. Alexander, Jr., to pre side. A report was received from the agricultural committee appoint ed at the last meeting, Mr. C. E. Littlejohn, County Agent, speak ing for that committee. He said that it was the sense of that committee that for the present it would only recommend the planting of as large an acreage as possible in small grain and hay crops to provide forage for next year, and that at a meeting in January a definite general program for the coming year be formulated and adopted. That committee urged that the county l be put in such a position that not a ton of outside hay would be shipped in. That committee also wished it understood and emphasized that there was no intention on the part of any interest to absolute ly restrict credit where it was deserved and where the person applying or desiring-showed a disposition to help himself or themselves, and follow out the recommendations as to program and methods which will be out lined. it was urged, nowever, inai strict economy be observed in the purchase of luxuries and that resources be conserved as tar as possible to tide over dur ing the coming year when the supply of money will be more or less restricted until conditions adjust themselves. Farmers and Bankers are ur ged to “make haste slowly” in adopting radical changes in farming methods and in apply ing for and granting credit to those who wanted to branch out too rapidly in the growing of poultry, hogs, sheep, or in dairy ing, for it is realized that unless the individual is peculiarly fitted to handle any one of them it would be far better to go slowly and feel their way, for it was realized that failures would throw a damper on others, while success would encourage them. A committee composed of Messrs. R. S. Travis, Jr., G. Hoff man, J. H. Alexander, Jr., Nor fleet S. Smith and C. E. Little john was appointed to draw up a letter setting forth the conclu sions of the meeting, have it printed and each bank in the county supplied with as many copies as they could distribute. Mr. Littlejohn was instructed to write Mr. Winters, of the Pee Dee Experiment Station, of South Carolina, and invite him to address a meeting of farmers, business men and bankers some time during January on boll wee vil control.—The Scotland Neck Commonwealth. — Three Ways to Wealth. There teem to be but three ways fer a nation to acquire wealth: the flrat la by war, aa the Romans did, In plun dering their conquered neighbors— this Is robbery; the second by com merce, which Is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only hon est way, wherein man receives a real Increase of the seed thrown Into the ground. In a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of Qod In hla ! favor, as a reward for his Innocent life and his virtuous Industry.—Frank lin. Joy Killers. Those who loaf are always willing to discourage busy people by “What’s the user Ne Martial Law. It la aald that martial law haa nevar hasp formally declared in England. Parent-Teachers Meeting The Parent-Teacher’s Asso ciation met in the High School auditorium Monday afternoon at three forty five, Mrs. J. T. Stainback, president, presiding. Rev. E. N. Harrison made the Invocation. The new teachers present introduced themselves and were given a hearty wel come to the community and as members of the association. Misses Grimes, and Smith and Mrs. Thos. M. Jenkins, were ap pointed a committee to appoint the Grade Mothers of the year. It was recommended that can nas be planted on either side of the roadway leading to the school building, the work to be j done sometime in tbe Spring.1 Plans for the picture contest! were discussed, the conditions to be as last year. Pictures will be awarded certain grades who have present the largest number of parents of children in the grade, for the period of one month. If any grade wins a picture for three consecutive months, the picture is given to the grade. The pictures for this month were presented to Miss Temple’s class in the Grammer School and Prof Elmore’s in the high. A ! finance committee was appoint ed, consisting of Mrs. Arch Tay lor, Mrs. Barkley and Miss Stribbling. The third Monday night in each month is the date set for the regular meetings. It was thought advisable to make this change to increase the attendance. A goodly number were present, and the meeting was both j pleasant and profitable. Parent - Teachers Association Meets The Parent - Teachers Associ ation of the Rosemary School, held its first regular mee irig for the school year 1923 -1924, Oct 10, 1923 at 3 o’clock at which time Mrs. R. P. Beckwith was elected president; Mrs. E. N. Harrison, vice ■ president: and Mrs. C. E. Raiford, assistant secretary treasurer. A committee was ap pointed to select grade mothers for the year. Miss Rawl, the new principal, gave an interesting talk explaining the double session schedule of the school and the health campaign being put on this year. There were 20 parents present at this meeting, but more are urged to come next month. 1 j Red Cross Field Of Action Covers All the World Represented by IS,668 members, the American Red Cross penetrates to nearly every part of the world. The Insular and foreign roll call statistics for the past year are a most conclu- , slve manifestation of the Red Cross | spirit carried Into the most remote , lands. In Europe there are 4,081 members; in Turkey, and active In the Constantinople Chapter, 3,545. Chi na has an enrollment of 2,252; Africa, 116; India, 224, and Australia, 29. Even Vladivostok, in frigid Siberia, has a live chapter with 100 members. The Philippine Islands can mobilise 51,747 under the Red Cross banner and Hawaii 7,863. The total funds raised through foreign and Insular membership enrollment and sent to national headquarters In Washington mounted to $60,216.54, while an addi tional $88,350 was forwarded for the endowment fund of the American Red Cross. The klgh seas roll call in 1922 was an inspiring success. The Navy signed on 4,$81 for the Red Cross and the merchant ships 4,141. Of the to tal membership outside the United States 88,990 are registered with chap ters in foreign lands, the Insular pos sessions and dependencies. "I want to; therefore I can!" is the spirit that spurs the Red Cross work* er In well-doing. He Had Hla Nourishment An old darky from Georgia was sent to a hospital In Charleston. One of the nurses pat a thermometer In hla mouth to take his temperature. Pres ently. when one of the doctors made his rounds, he asked: “Well, Nathan, how do you feel?” “1 feel right tol’ble, boss.” "Have you had any nourishment?” “Yaaslr.” “What did you hareY’ "A lady done gimme a piece of glass to suck, boss."—Everybody’* Magaslna. WITH THE CHURCHES M. E. CHURCH SOUTH Rev. Robert H. Broom, Pastor Mr. W. V. -Wcodroof, S. S. Supt. Mist Vivian Edmonds. Pianist Mr. R. L. fowe, teacher of Baraca Class, Prof. K L. Elmore, Pres. Epworth League 9:4.r> A. M., Sunday School 11:00 A. M„ Sermon by Pastor, “The Rich and the Pcor Meet” 7:30 P. M., Sermon by Pastor, Short New Testiment Ques tions Continued. Dr. Adam Clarke, in comment ing on Paul’s exhortation to tl e Thessalonians, “Despise not prc phesyings,” says, “Do not sup pose that ye have no need of con tinual instruction; without it ye cannot preserve the Christian life, nor go on to perfection. 'Jod will ever send a message of sal vation by each of his ministers to every faithful, attentive hearer.” All S-ints Cburcli • (Ljj scopal) Rev. Lewis N. Taylp', Rector Mrs. Katherine Webster, Parish Worker Roanoke Av-nue The church helps a man from his moral ruts and starts him on the highway of l ight thinking and right living. The longer we travel in ruts the deeper they be come and the more difficult it is to get out of them. Turn on the road to the church. All Saints' Church invites you next Sunday, the twenty tirst alter Trinity. Services: 7:30 A. M. Holy Communion. 9:45 church school, hible classes for adults and children. T. W. Mullen, Supt. Morning service and sermon at 11. Night service and sermon at 7:30. The Young Peoples’ Society will meet tonight with Edgar Smith. Choir rehearsal Wednesday night 7:45. Presbyterian Church Mr. Joe Mack of the Union Theological Seminary, Rich mond, Va., will conduct services both morning and evening at the usual hours. The public is cordially invited to attend. Canning Exhibit A very attractive exhibit was held at the cannery of Patterson Mills Company, on Friday after noon, from two to live, under the personal supervision of Mrs. J. T. Delane. Potted plants and beautiful cut flowers were used in profusion, and white and green crepe papers draped the tables. Interesting posters, in :olors, were used to suggest the alue of different foods. The majority of these posters were made by pupils of Miss Grimes, in the fifth grdde section. The canned fruit, vegetables, preser ves, jellies, pickles, etc., made a very tempting display, which proved to the public bow splen didly this work has been carried on through the canning season. Mrs. Delane was ably assisted by Miss Lillian Pettiway in ar ranging the exhibit, and they wish to thank everyone for their splendid attendance, and for the interest shown. Potato and Adam. In England the first efforts to pro mote the cultivation of the potato were suspected to be a conspiracy of cap italists to oppress the poor. The labor leader. William Corbett, said: ‘‘Work ing ti\en ought not to be Induced te live on such ‘cattle food.' ” In 1725 an attempt was made to Introduce pota toes Into Scotland, but they were de nounced from the pulpit on two con tradictory c-ounts: that they were not mentioned In the Bible, 'and so not for the Christians, and that they were the forbidden fruit, the cause of Adam’s full. They were accused ef causing leprosy and fever. Needed the Money. An Arkansus man canvassed hit home town the other day for funds I with which to push a suit f r divorce i for his wife. Preparing a Drive on Profits from Real Estate Sales Investigations conducted by field deputies of the Internal Revenue Service indicate that hundreds of taxpayer have neg lected, unintentionally or other wise. to include as income in their returns for 1919, 1920, 1921, and 1922, profits realized from the sale of real estate, according to the Bureau which several weeks ago ordered a rigid probe to be made of suspected evasions of income regulations. In order to close up the (Inv ernment tax net, the collector has ordered that a transcript he made of all doubtful transfers. A careful investigation will be made of ad these files, to deter mine whether or not the Soles in volved have been reported upon the income tax returns. It is suggested that all persons w ho failed to include the profit real ized from real estate sales call at the Collector’s office, or file amended returns, as it is the pol icy of the revenue department not to assert heavy penalties when the disclosures are volun-j taril.v made by taxpayers. It is believed that the failure of many taxpayers to include real estate profits in their re turns was due to an erroneous in terpretation of the income tax laws, and to inisl ading publicity that was given out prior to the ruling of the United States Su preme Court, holding that such gains were taxable income under the revenue laws. In casts where the taxpayer does not voluntarily disclose items of income that were omit ted, and where the gains from real estate sales have not been re ported, it will he necessary to as sert full penalties on all returns where the investigation disclosed the failure of the taxpayer to in clude real estate gains in his in come tax returns. It will be greatly to each tax payer’ sadvantage to find if prof its from real estate sales were omitted and make correct “am mended returns’’ before the re cords in each county are searched; this will save the taxpayer heavy penalties and in many cases court procedure. Parent-Teachers Meet The parents and teachers of South Rosemary school had their first business meeting on the first Friday night in October and made plans for a get-togeth er meeting of the entire com munity. which was held last Thursday night, October 11. Rev. J. It. O'Uriant gave a helpful talk encouraging teach ers and parents to work together and thereby bring about a gener al harmonious feeling, and spirit of love. Mr. A. E. Akers, county super intendent, also talked on the benefits that may be derived from a Parent-Teachers Associa tion, giving interesting statis tics showing how Soutli Rose mary school stood in attendance and expenditures with that of the entire county. Old as well as young enjoyed f he music by the Rosemary Quartette, and the orchestra from the Rosemary High School. ATTENTION Every woman in Rosemary or Roanoke Rapids that will he in terested in the organization of a Woman’s Club will please meet in the High School auditorium Monday afternoon al 3:30. There will be a speaker from out of town. England’s Diving Thrush. The English brook-hunting dipper Is an oddity—a thrush which has become a waterbird. Deeper and deeper It thrust it« head into the water seeking for aquatic beetles and other insects, says an authority. At length II came to disappear altogether, a’nd became a diver. Still It has not acquired even yet any of the characteristics of the true diving birds. Its feet are un webbed. It Is still a thrush. ROANOKE RArlDS rf.KSUlw AND LOCAL ITEMS Mr. E. Kuff, of Richmond, spent Wednesday in town. Messrs. M. D. Collier, J. II. Cranwell, Geo. N. Taylor and C. N. Wheeler spent Thursday in Raleigh. Messrs. John R. Williams, Carlton Taylor and Miss Doris Moore spent Sunday in Golds boro. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Chase spent last Thursday and Friday in Durham. Mr. J. T. Stainback spent a few days*in Richmond this week on business. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Harris, of Warrenton, spent the week end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glover. Miss Alma Lassiter, of Las ker, lias accepted a position in the store of B. Marks. Mr. Harry Johnston, of Nor folk. spent the week end in town with friends. Dr. II. H. Schools, foot speci alist. of Chicago, spent a few days in town this week. Mr. F. M. Coburn spent Thursday in Raleigh attending the fair. Misses Sula Williams and Lu cille Renn spent the week end in Henderson. Mr. L. D. Williams spent sev eral days here this week visiting friends. Messrs. G. C. Fitts, J. M. Cranwell, Jonnie Crainvell and Julian Glover spent Friday in Durham. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. King spenl Wednesday in Raleigh attending the fair. Messrs. K. C. and R. L. Town and Hal Bain spent Friday in Durham. Mr. J. L. Patterson, of Rich mond, was in town Wednes lay on business. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Martin, of Greenville, left Thursday after spending several days here v. i h friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rash and family, of Hopewell, Va., sp -ill the week end with Mr. and Mr. . Peter Lynch. Mr. Leland Decker, of Iiend- . son, spent the week end here with his family. Messrs. E. A. Ricks, Rod ;-t Daughtry, Earl Daughtry ■ -,d Basil Glover spent Thursday in Raleigh attending the fair. Mr. Bruce Tillery and Dr. Crank spent Thursday in Ral - eigh attending the fair. Messrs. S. B. Jones, William Medlin and II. J. Jones and Misses Annie Belle William Janie Chafin and Meta B. Jo; attended the circus in Roc'.,-. Mount last Friday night. Miss Onie Glover is spend u the week in Ralsigh attend! the fair. There will he regular ehur ;i services at the Baptist Chur, dunday. The public is most co dially invited. Roanoke Rapids 20, Rod Oak 0 Smarting under last year’s de feat of two touchdowns to one, Roanoke Rapids High School Football team met the strong I earn of their rivals, Red Oak High on the home gridiron Sat urday afternoon and after a • reat tight won by the decisive score of twenty to zero. The first half was even and each team held the other scoreless.. When the second half begun the locals were determine to score jand got busy. The playing of | Bain, Capt. Fred Vaughan and Vincent was particularly good. I For the visitors, Capt. Avant, iwus the shining star. The local | eleven is going good. They leave | for Rocky Mount Friday after noon and it is predicted that j the Rocky Mount team will real [ ize that they have met a football I team when the game gets under | way.