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ROSEMARY PERSONAL AND
LOCAL ITEMS Mr. J. E. LaRoe, of Norfolk, was in Rosemary Monday. Mr. Wm. I. Howell, of Oxford, spent Monday in town. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carr, of Norfolk, spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Williams the past week. Mr. Wm. M. Taylor, of Char lotte, was in Rosemary Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Viverett, of Ringwood, were visi tors in town Monday. Mr. H. B. Brown, of Columbia, S. C., spent Monday in Rose mary. Mrs. Frank Muller spent the week-end with friends in Nor folk. Mr. Max Einstein, of Char lotte, was here Saturday. Mr. R. D. Rouse, of Farmville, was in Rosemary Saturday. Miss Esther Marshall spent the week end at Virginia Beach. Mr. W. P. Brockman, of Greensboro, was in town Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cleaton, of Northampton County were in town Saturday. Mr. E. J. Riddick, of Suffolk, spent Tuesday in Rosemary. Miss Minette Marshall, of Norfolk, is the guest of Miss Esther Marshall at Rosemary Lodge. Mr. J. R. Reagor, of Jackson ville, Fla., spent Tuesday in town. Mrs. D. F. Patchin and daugh ter have returned after an ex tended visit with relatives in New York State and Virginia. Mr. C. F. Stanberg, Jr.,of Bal timore, spent Monday and Tues day in Rosemary. Miss Mabor Brogden, of Dur ham, spent the week-end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Younts. Messrs. Clarence Byrd and H. L. Bell attended the Littleton Fair Wednesday. Mr. D. G. Wallace, of Colum bus, Ga., was in Rosemary Sat urday. Mrs. G. D. Shell has returned from a business trip to Balti more. Mr. E. J. O’Brien, of Hender son, was in town Tuesday. Mr. John W. Lewis, of Nor folk, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Mrs. Ellis H. Joyner and son have returned after a visit with relatives in Greenville, N. C. Mrs. J. D. Klein, of Baltimore, was in town Wednesday. The Young Peoples’ Society of All Saints' . Episcopal Church will meet tonight at 7:30 with Jack Fanney. Mr. R. W. Rawls, of Rocky Mount, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. G. T. King, of Richmond, were visitors in Rose mary Wednesday. Mr. J. C. Burwell, of Hender son, was in town Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Harrison, spent several days in Raleigh last week. Messrs. W. S. Clark and P. L. Hardin attended the Littleton Fair Wednesday. Mr. W. R. Trabue, of Chapel Hill, was in town Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Meade were called to Henderson Wednesday ^ on account of the death of Mr. ) Meade’s father. Mr. J. R. Tyndul. of the Sea board Air Line Railway, was in Rosemary Wednesday. Mr. L. S. Thompson, of Ral eigh, was here Wednesday. 4 Mrs. W. C. Williams spent Tuesday with friends in Nor folk. Mr. N. C. Gupton, of Wood, Franklin County, was jn town Wednesday. Mr. Jack Weissner returned this week after spending several days in Baltimore. Messrs. Irvin Stark and M. E. Hawkins attened the Fair in Littleton Wednesday. Mr. J. H. Thomas of Raleigh, was in town Wednesday. Mrs. T. A. Hadley, of Wil liamston, was the guest of Mr. County Ministers Meet On Monday October 15, a num ber of the ministers of Halifax county met in the town of Hali fax and effected an organization of the ministers of the county. It is the purpose of this organi zation that there shall be a greater co-operation among the minisers of the county in attend ing to the interests of the King dom of God. at the initial meet ing, it was planned to render ef fective service at the road camps, at camp number 2 on the State Farm and co-operate further with those who have already started services at Camp num ber one. Services for the Coun ty Jail and the County Home were discussed, and arrange ments were made for services to be held in the County Home. It was aluso the desire of this or ganization to be of better ser vice to the schools of the county, and to this end co-operation with the officials and teachers is being sought. Another feature of interest is that some member of the Asso ciation will present a paper at each meeting, this to deal with some live topic of mutual inter est. By no means the least will be the social side of the meeting. The organization is composed of members of every denomination in the county. This gathering of all the ministers once a month will not only make each member know each other but will help in giving a greater unity in the work of the Master of men. Rev. Reuben Meredith, , rctor 0, ihe Episcopal Church in Scol land Neck, was elected presi dent, Rev. N. G. Bethea, , jstor of several Methodist Protestant Churches, of Brinkleyville, vice president, and Rev. E. B. Hill man, pastor of the Methodist Church, Scotland Neck, sevre tary. The meetings will be held at Hal if:... Mondays following the second Sundays at 10.30 A. M. Sparks Circus to be in Weldon on Tuesday Nit. 6th November 6th afternoon and evening under huge masses of canvas, the finest circus ever made by the ingenuity and cour age of men, will parade and show in Weldon on Tuesday Nov. 6th to make the young folks happy and the old folks young The great parade is on Tuesday morn ing at 10:30 o’clock. First of all. a real wild animal circus is a 1923 acquisition, having been import ed from the world’s greatest wild animal training quarters at Stel linghen, Germany. Included in these displays will be found lions, tigers, leopards, polar and grizzly bears—even trained ostriches wil be seen in addition to the Sparks group of sixteen “Rotation” horses, the two elephant herds, fancy gaited and posing horses, the Bibb County Pig circus, Cap tain Tiebor’s seals, and h sts of others of a novel nature The cir cus proper opens with an elabo rately staged spectacle, “Echoes from the Reign of King Tut,” in which all of Ihe animals, perfor mers, premier dancers and a large chorus participate. As a fit ting finish to the all-feature per formance, a genuine English Fox Hunt, Introducing real Irish-bred high jumpers, broad jumpers and perfectly schooled fox - hounds, will replace the old time and very dangerous chariot races usually to be found with other circuses. Don’t forget the date, Weldon, Tuesday November 6th. --a and Mrs.P.W.Ray several days this week. Mr. George Norwood spent the week-end with relatives in Ante, Va. Mrs. Margaret Carter is spending several days with friends in Norfolk. Mr. H. G. Goodman, of Rich mond, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. LeRoy R. Rooker, of Rich mond, spent the week-end with Miss Amy Smith. A special service for the Girl Scouts of the community has been arranged for Sunday night November 4th, All Saints’ Epis | copal Church at 7:30. BIG CELEBRATION ARMISTICE DAY Deal Post to be Hosts to Other Le gion Posts in County -Dan Holleriga to Speak, Big Parade, Barb' cue Dinner and Footba I Game. FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT NIGHT Plans are now under way for the celebration of Armistice Day on a big scale. Damask Post of the American Legion is to be host to the other posts in the county, and local members of the Legion and business men of the community are busily engaged in , planning a celebration that the community will feel proud of. While the program as arrang-: ed at present is tentative and i subject to change as events may | Hevelope, it nevertheless indi cates that nothing is going to be left undone to make the cele hration a success. It is planned to begin the day with a concert by the combined Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary Bands at 10:30 o'clock in the Auditorium of the Junior-Senior High School. At eleven o'clock there will be an address by Mr. Hollenga, af fectionately known as the “Siren” of the American Legion. A barbecue and Brunswick stew dinner will be served all ex>ser-i vice men at 12:15 P. M. The parade will form at one thirty, consisting of floats, it is hoped from all over the coun ty, the Legion members, and civic and fraternal organiza tions, all of whom are invited to participate. At three o'clock a football game between the first year re serve teams of the Uuiversity of North Carolina and State I 'ollege at Raleigh will be played on the athletic field at the high school. A display of fire works at the High School at 7:30 P. M. will lose the program for the day. A fund of one thousand dol lars to cove th necessary ex penses of the celebration is in process of being raised from local business men and communi ty leaders. Woman’s Club Formed A mass meeting was held in the Auditorium of the Junior Senior High School on last Mon day afternoon at 3:30 I\ M. for the purpose of forming a Wo man’sClub to be called “The Woman’s Club of Roanoke Rap ids and Rosemary.” About seventy five women have signified their intention of join ing so far, but there is no doubt but that two hundred will be en rolled shortly. Some out of town li itors were expected to speak but unfortunateely were de tained on account of sickness. Mrs. J. A. Moore, as acting thaiim m, and Mrs. F. M. Brown, as temporary secretary, con ducted the meeting. A resolution to adopt a consitution and by laws was carried, and officers were elected as follows: presi dent, Mrs. T. M. Jenkins; first vice president, Miss Pusan Hol laday; second vice president, Mrs. A. E. Akers; corresponding secretary, Mrs. k. c. Kaitord; recording secretary, Mrs. A. L. Taylor; tresurer, Mrs. E. A. Matthews; auditor, Mrs. C. N. Wheeler; chairman civics de partment, Mrs. J. M. Jackson; chairman forestry and garden ing, Mrs. J. A. Moore. This Woman’s Club will stand for the best things in our town. Let us show our interest by giv ing it hearty co-operation. When the membership committee asks for your name, give it gladly and work hard to make this thing a success. Plans and programs will be published later when the work gets under way, but in the mean time let every woman interested come forward and offer herself for enrollment. Miss Dicie Howell, who will sing in High School Auditorium Tuesday, November 13. A Mosl Gifted Singsr II is needless to stress, for North Carolinians, the oppor tunity which they will soon have to hear Dicie Howell sing. Miss Howell will leave New York shortly for an extended tour of this state. She will sing in Wil mington, Salisbury, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids Dunn. Scotland Neck, and Washington. Aleady there are indications that she will be heard by the most enthusiastic audiences. The coming of Miss Howell to her native state at this time will have something of the nature of a triumphal return. All over North Carolina the fame of her art has spread until there is scarcely a child in the Old North State who does not know the name of Dicie Howell, and who cannot couple this name with certain facts. She was born in Tarboro, and spent her life, Tbefore entering Salem College, in Tarboro and Scotland Neck. While at Salem she was a student of violin and piano. At that time Mrs. Nell ilrushingham Starr was voice n ; "ur cc in the college. Quite l chan e, it happened, she heard Miss Howell sing. She was ■harmed with the voice and en couraged cuHivation. Two years of : tudy in the college, a year at the New England Con servatory, and then the resolve to go to New York was made. bmce that time what Miss Howell has done is too well known to be repeated. Hard work continued ceaselessly thru eight years has not been without result. Today Dicie Howell is recognized as one of the most successful artists on the con cert stage. Hiss Howell is delighted that .die is to sing in so many places in North Carolina. Throughout her career she has been spurred on by the interest and affection of North Carolinians. Needless to say, whn she returns to them t.us season she will be given a royal welcome. Small Fire in rtosemary A small fire occured in Rose mary at midnight Tuesday night, The house, in the rear of the Citizen’s Bank and Trust Company, occupied by the jani tor of the bank buiding, Barry Gee, caught fire, in the absence of Larry a:nl was totally destroy ed, together with some personal effects of the occupant. POLICE COURT NEWS ITEMS Irwin Simmons, young colored boy, charged with the larceny of a bale of cotton, was sent to Hali fax jail in default of a bond of three hundred dollars for his ap pearance at the next term of Super ior Court. Ben Cullifer, charged with reckjess driving was found not guilty of speeding but was fined $2.50 and costs for operating an automobile with the muffler cut ,otit. ! Clayton Smith and Joe Three . witts each paid th costs on | charges of speeding. WITH THE CHURCHES All S-ints Church ■> (Episcopal) Rev. Lewis N. Taylor, Rector Mrs. Katherine We ster, P:>r!,h Worker Roanoke Av.-nti* THOSE CHILDREN OF YOURS Are you sitting down regular ly with them and teaching them the principles, of honesty, up rightness, and fair play. Are they getting religious instruc tions? Unless some children go to Sunday School they may not learn the truths of the Christian religion. Start them rigflt. Give your boy and girl the best start in life possible. Take them to Sunday School and church. Les sons learned now are not for gotten by ihe young. All Saints Episcopal Church invit'-s you and yours next Sun day, St. Simon and St. Jude’s Day. 1:30 A. M. the Holy Com munion. 9:45 A. M. church school, classes for adults and children, T. tV. Mullen, Supt. Morning services at 11. Night services at 7:30. Church School Service Lea gue, Monday 2:30 P . M. Second Circle Tuesday 7:30 P. M. First Circle of Auxiliary Tuesday 3 P. I.. Mrs tV.L. Long’s. Choir rehearsal Wednesday night at 7:30. Young Peoples' Society to night at 7:30 with Jack Fanney. “The church with a welcome.” M. E. CHURCH SOUTH Rev. Robert H. Broom, Pastor v'.r. VV. V. Wt.oJroof, S. S. Supt. Vivian 1'. ‘moods. Pianist Mr. R. L. 'owe, teacher of Baraca Class. Prof. K. L. Elmore, Pres. Epworth League 0:45 A. M. Sunday Schoo. 11 :A. M. Sermon !:y pastor. Subject: Pride. 7:00 P. M. Epworth League. 7 :"0 P. M. Sermon by pastor. Short New Testament questions continued. "If you can make yourself useful to tlie church, avoid seem ing to think that the church will could not exist without you. Tlie church was horn before you, and will live after you are dead.” Buy Christmas Seals “No tuhcrculois in North Caro-! 1 fna in 1933” is to be the battle ' slogan in the fight against tuber-! culosis for the n°xt ten years. A \ program with such an ambitious! o’ jectivesounds well nigh impos-l si 1 tie of attainment. As a matter of fact to the skeptical it sounds absurd; but ten ' ears ago no one though! that by faithfully work ing with the methods then known •for the cure and prevention of] tuerculosis that the number of! deaths in the State could be cut | in halt, but this is what has been ' done. Ten years ago, in 1913, 1 there were 4,800 deaths from tu-j berculosis; in 1922 this number had been reduced to 2,3(59. So gratifying have been the re sults of earnest efforts in the past in reducing the number of deaths from tuberculosis that health Workers, particularly those in the tuberculosis fields, are encour aged to set out finish the job. Not that any on-* worker or group of workers think that by their own efforts such a job can be ac complished in tea or any number of years, but they do feel that with the full cooperation and sup port on the part of the state, the counties, and every city, town and individual, results even more remarkable than those al- ] ready accomplished can be! brought about. Funds for thisi work throughout t'eState end! Nation are obtained through the j sale of Tuberculosis Christmas! Seal-. Mrs. W. S. Dean is Chairman of the^Christmas S**al Sale ‘for Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary and will shortly announce her committee of co-workers. VIVLRETT- TAYLOR Mi-, Christopher C. Viverett and Miss Annie Gray Taylor, two popular young people of Ringwood were married ' in All Saints’ Episcopal Church Sun day afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. Lewis N. Taylor officiating. BUG AGAINST BUG The ides of setting "bug at- i:.. i bug” is fascinating to the u.iml, - anil there is always much dtsc.ssion of this when a l‘- i appears. Many farmers . i' " suggested this idea to Prof. Franklin Sherman of the State allege ami Department of Agri culture,, ■■■ a boH weevil control measure. ' I bis matter is studien by the entomologists with reference to every important pest, and vve soon come to know what the chief/factors of natural control are.” says Mr. Sherman, ‘and with many insects, including boll weevil, the extremes of weather are more important than any other. But there are also many insects which do prey upon and kill insect pests, either by out right physical 'assault battery’ or by the more intricate and in sidiuus methoeof internal parasi tism. Tin study of these natural enemies of insect pests are con stantly at work and render a far greater restraning influence that the public is aware of - yet the public, unaware of even this, is always hoping for a sudden and complete extermination of the pest by its enemies. Nature gives us no reason to expect this. Nature does not consciously strive to exterminate her chil dren, - rather she unconsciously tries to preserve what is some times called a 'balance’ among them. "In 1919 our soy-bean fields were stripped by a large y ,ora tion of Green Clover worms, but when eggs were laid for the next generation nearly half of the eggs were killed by a para site so small that none but a technical worker with microscopy would have ascertained the rea son. We still have the worms every year, just as we have them every ; ear before, - but its natural enemies are holeing it in subjection. in several years we nave nad outbreaks of the true Army-worn and on every such occasion its parasites kill the worms by thou sands and the outbreak soon subsides. The Fall Army-worm is not so much attacked by para sites from it. During 1922 we reared two distinct parasites of the boll weevil, and found 13 per cent of them being killed by parasites in one field. During 1923 our workers have reared the same species again and also: a third. “We have some reservation asainst saying very much about such findings, for the eager pub lic is ant to jump to too-great ex, pectations and regard them as epoch - making discoveries,— which they are not, they are all a part of the day’s work, just a cog in general machinery of Na ture. But it is well that the pub lic should know that these natur al enemies of our insect pests do exist, that they are at work, and that the entomologist are aware of their presence and benefits “The possiblity of increasing the parasites by artificial means and liberating tliem, instantly comes to mind That is always considered, of course - but that is » more difficult and complex matter than the public appreci ates, with much chance that its results would be vague, indefi nite, tardy, and expensive.’’ ROSS - GLOVER A very pretty home wedding took place on last Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glover on Madison street when Miss Lillian Glover became the bride of Mr. James A Ross, of Greensboro. Rev. R. H. Broom officiating. The happy couple left immedi ately after the ceremony for Greensboro, N. C., where they will make their future home. Mr. Ross is former resident of Roanoke Rapids and has many friends here. He now holds a responsible position with the Po mona Mills in Greensboro. Mrs. Ross is the attractive and accom plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glover and has hosts of friends in the community who wish her every happiness and success. ROANOKE RAPIDS PERSONA! AND LOCAL ITEMS Mr. Abe Norinsky returned Friday from New York where he has been buying winter goods. Mr. J. T. Chase spent a few days in Durham this week. Miss Nell Jones left last week for Jackson where she will teach school. Misses Norine Cranwell, Mil dred and Blonnie Taylor and Mr. Willie Glover spent last Saturday in Rocky Mount. Mr. H. Roden, of Richmond, spent Wednesday in town. Mr. S. V. Holcombe, of Nor folk, spent last Friday in town. Miss Harrett Peacock, of Wil son spent the week end here visiting Miss Mary Anderson. Mrs. W. S. Dean is visiting in Washington, D. C. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bounds and ►son, John, Miss Janie Chaffin and Messrs. Geo. N. Taylor and William Medlin attended the ' football game in Rocky Mount Saturday afternoon. Miss Meta Jones and Mr. H. J. Jones spent Saturday after noon in Rocky Mount attending the football game. Dr. Job Taylor has returned after spending some time in Northern Cities. Dr. and Mrs. J. Frank West visited relatives in Louisburg last week. Mr. J. M. Jackson is spending a few days in Richmond. Mrs. B. Marks spent Tuesday in Richmond on business. Misses Florine Holt Maude and Ruth Jones, Grace Brown, Eulalie Robertson spent Satur day in Rocky Mount. Miss Fannie Marks, of Rich mond, spent the week-end in town. Halifax Bankers Draw Up Resolutions At the meeting which was held here October 11th, the Halifax County Bankers Association ap pointed Messrs. J. H. Alexander, Jr., R. S. Travis, Jr., G. Hoff man, Norfleet S. Smith, an i E. Littlejohn a committee to draw up a resolution expressing the views of the Association relative to the situation brought about by the advent of the boll weevil into this section, und that committee has prepared and had printed the following: “Whereas the boll weevil is now a reality in Halifax County, the following resolutions arc sub mitted as mutually beneficial to both farmer and banker. 1. A self - sustaining farm will be the best insurance against this pest and to that end it i.-, re commended that a county wide campaign for the sowing of fall oats and vetch be started at once This campaign should insure a sufficiency of hay to make the coming crop. This committee thinks the above resolution most important. 2. This committee wants it clearly understood that the meet ings that have been held by the bankers of this county have rot been held to devise methods of restricting credit, as a rumor over the county credits it with doing, but these meetings have been held to devise the be; t farming program for boll weevil conditions. There will be no re strictions of credit to the farmer who is trying to help himself by following a sensible program; on the other hand the resources of all the banks of the county will be at his command. 3. Farm products are bring ing good prices this fall and it now appears that everybody will have some money over and above their running expenses. Lets not forget 1919 and 1920, and In times of plenty, prepare for the lean year. That is the only way to get ahead of the game. Put that surplus in the bank and save it. The banks of the county should be the guardians of your surplus.” Copies of the above resolutions have been printed and will be mailed out by the various banks of the county. —Scotland Neck t Commonwealth.