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ROSEMARY PERSONAL AND
LOCAL ITEMS Mr. J. E. Taylor, of Conway, was in Rosemary Saturday. Messrs. C. H. Mitcham and P. F. Hanks, of Durham, spent Fri day in town. Misses While and C. I.ove, of Chowan College, Murfreesboro, •• ere visitor; in Rosemary Sat urday. •' i\ Hall, County Wel fa". ;'•! of Scotland Neck, .V - day in town. 1 Fr Muller left last r.' . hi- !’ ton, Texas, where she ■■ : ' re 11;e her home. Y '.V. H. Ward, of Chicago, i u Ro i m iry Tuesday. - and Mrs. V. C. Matthews, • lid * >•••.’ of Aurelian Spri : . v...in town Saturday affernoon. Mr. II L. Barnes, of Hender ■on, was 1: re Wednesday. Mr. L. G. Shell returned from Ri man: i Tuesday . night. Mr. C. H. Byrd i; spending some time with relatives in Asheville. Mr. P. B. Magruder, of Rich mond. was in Rosemary Tuesday. Mr. ; .. nk Plada, of Honolulu, was in town last night. Mr Raleigh Daniel and Mrs. D. L Zoi irofi'cr, of Weldon, were visitor in R(*emary Tuesday. Mr. E. Falkner, of Henderson, as in town Tuesday; Miss Mertie Faison left yes i day afternoon for Seaboard. Mr. -J. E. Tate, of Elberton, Ga., was in Rosemary Monday. Mr. J. E. Carrigan, of Burling ton, pent Tuesday in town. Mr. T. W. Mullen and children spent the week-end with rela tives in Petersburg. Mr. J. C. Fanglelene, of Louis ville, Ivy., was in town yesterday. Mrs. G. I). Shell has return ■ 'ed from Nev. York City where she has been buying winter goods. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Allen, of Elberton, Ga.. were in town Monday. Mr. H. C. Hester, of Richmond, was in Rosemary Tuesday. Messrs. J. 1,. Cob\> and R. J. j Dunning spent several days in Norfolk this week. Mr. G. L. Hayes, Jr. was in Richmond Tuesday. Miss Bessie Gills spent the v cek-end with friends in Aurel ian Springs. Mr. W. A. Outland spent yes terday in Tarboro.. The Rev. A. G. Carter spent the week-end in Hilton Village, Newport News, Va., and held services in the Baptist Church there Sunday. Messrs. Allen Zollicoffer, Curt tis Shell, C. T. Johnson and Rev. A. G. Carter spent Wednesday in Wilson. Miss Elizabeth Smith spent the week-end with relatives in Greensboro. Miss Long, of Seaboard, was a visitor in Rosemary Saturday. Mr. R. E. Shell and Miss Ad die Finch, Miss Finch’s father and mother spent the week-end with relatives in Rocky Mount. Miss Janie Mann Clark spent the week-end with friends in Greensboro. The Young Peoples’ Society of All Saints’ Episcopal Church held a very enjoyable Hallowe’en Social in Parish Hall of the Church Wednesday night. ^ Mrs. J. G. Butts, of Halifax, was the guest of Mrs. Thos. M. Jenkins Wednesday. Mrs. Eugene Glover and son, Leonard spent Monday in Nor folk. > Yesterday, All Saints’ Day the ” Memorial Day of the Christian Year was observed with special service at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Mrs. C. B. Moore, of Henrico, Northampton County, was in town yesterday. Miss Elizabeth Bagley spent the week-end with reatives in Jackson.. Miss Margaret Hodges spent the week-end in Rocky Mount. 1‘rof. Chas. W. Davis, Miss Rawls, and Miss Gillis left to | Mist Dicie Hcwell is Unusual Artist It is very often the case that singers of excellent reputation thick voice, the essential without I which they can never hope to i scale the heights, however, much ; they nra.v achieve as artists. Dicie Howell, the lyric soprano who will appeal; here November | in has a voice of exquisite na tural beauty. Miss Howell has ; developed her gift in a remarka ble way, bringing into play an other of her attributes, a fine mind. All this has made a nger of exceptional worth. A [noted critic, Philip Hale, of Bos ton. has declared that Miss Howell is a singer with voice, art and brains. In this state ment, based on truth, he has ad mirably summed up the case for ‘Miss Howell. J It would be different to say in j ! what field she has won most [ laurels, since she is successful in ! oratorio, concert and recital. Her popularity in concert is hown by the fact that she has j -'.mg with most of the well known choral clubs for men’s I voice's in America. One may not exaggerate the adaptability of her voice to oratorio. Here the lovely artistry of her work is • hewn toladvantage. When all is said and done, it ! may be declared tljat Miss [ Howell achieves her most beau | tiful effects in recital. In this | she is permitted the freedom of choosing her numbers, and she mingles color and light and the harming element of her person ality in a thoroughly delightful way. It is significant to note that critics, writing of her art, agree on several significant details. The voice is there, and the mind back of it. To these are added her ability to project clear, lovely tones, and to in still the color and vibrant quali ty so necessary for the best ly ric singing. There is no better way for describing Miss How ell’s voice than to say it is very beautiful, very satisfying, and that it is used with marvelous skill. This sums up, for the average listener, the indescriba ble sensations produced of wist fulness, of delicate shadings pro ductive of mood, and of charm. Parent-TeVcher Association The Parent-Teachers Associa tion of the Central School will meet next Wednesday, Novem ber 7, promptly at 3:15. The program committee promises a most interesting program. Among other1 things a twenty minute play will be given. Af ter some important business, re freshments will be served. Grade mothers were appointed for the grades as follows: Miss Dixon’s, Mrs. C. F. Cag le; Miss Foster’s, Mrs. Frank Joyner; Miss Siceloff’s, Mrs. Jarman; Miss Woodward’s, Mrs. West; Miss William’s, Mrs. Chas. Webb; Miss Lassiter’s, Mrs. J. T. Chase; Miss Lucas’, Mrs. Price; Miss Keel’s, Mrs. Daniels; Miss Blake’s, Mrs. Dean; Miss Taylor’s, Mrs. Wom ble; Miss Davis’, Mrs. H. T. Smith; Miss Bower’s, Mrs. W. L. Long. Remember the time, the place and the hour. day to attend the meeting of the North Carolina Teacher’s As sembly, which is meeting in Ral eigh. The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Rosemary Baptist Church held a very enjoyable social in the Sunday School rooms of the ; Church Monday night. I Mrs. Thos. M.. Jenkins and | daughter spent Saturday in S Rocky Mount. Mr. Ed. Jackson spent Sunday in Rocky Mount. Mrs. A. P.. .McPherson spent several days with friends in Ral j eigh this week. ARBOR DAY •Friday, November 2, "Arbor Day” throughout the country, has this year a double signifi cance as it marks the birthday of Warren G. Harding, whose tragic death in California served to emphasize in the popular mind the degree in which his quali ties of love and sympathy had become a national asset. On his trip through the West and to Alaska there ran through all the speeches of the late Presi dent a note of keenest apprecia tion and concern for the preser vation and perpetuating of na tural resources for the common use and enjoyment. The same simple and reverent instinct that made him a lover of his kind grew in him an unaffected but sincere regard for nature and an understanding of what it means to human beings. That he was deeply interested in the con servation of forests, in the beau tification of the land in the popu lar interest was made manifest time and again in eloquent pub lic utterances. The hundreds of thousands of school children who will par ticipate in Arbor Day exercises next Friday have the opportuni ty through the planting of Hard ing Memorial Oaks not only to aid materially the essential un derstanding of-the place the tree I takes in the common life, but to gain a positive exercise through example in a wholesome patrio tism. It is hoped that every North Carolina school will next Fri day plant for its future care its significant Harding Memorial. Woman's Club Appoints Committees The Executive Board of the Rosemary - Roanoke Rapids Wo man’s Club met at the home of Mrs. Geo. L. Hayes Monday Af ternoon, October 29th, at 3:C0, and the following committees were appointed: Finance- Mrs. C. N. Whce'er, Chairman, Miss Helen Moore, Mrs. Alfred Martin, Mrs. Clar ence Grimmer, Mrs. Bertie Brown. Program— Mrs. Geo L. Hayes, Chairman. Mrs. C. A Wyche, Miss Annie Cherry. Membership— Mrs. Payne Beckwith. Chairman. Mrs. Jno. W. Martin. Miss McKennie, Mrs. F. C. Hege, Mrs. E. J. Coletrane. Social— Mrs. Frank Hawley, Chairman. Mrs. D. L. Traynham, Mrs. D. F. Patchin, Mrs. W. L. Long, tars. E. W. Lehman. ' Publicity— Mrs. J, T. Stain back, Chairman. Mrs. E. N. Har rison. Mrs. J. M. Grizzard. Cemetery— Mrs. Will Taylor, Chairman. Mrs. Charlena Hart, Mrs. Job. Taylor, Mrs. W. S. Dean, Mrs. F. C. Williams. Mrs. A. E. Akers, Mrs. A. L. Taylor, and Mrs. Geo. L. Hayes were appointed to find a suitable place for our regular monthly meeting. We decided to have a Float on Armistice Day and Mrs. C. E. Raeford was appointed Chairman of this committee. M*s. T. M. Jenkins, Prest. POLICE COURT v NEWS ITEMS Joseph W. Gay, charged with assault and battery on his wife and abandonment and failure to support, was sent to Halifax jail in default of bonds aggregating $300.00. Whit Palmer, charged with vagrancy, was given a sentence of thirty days in jail, with judgemnt suspended upon pay mnt of costs and the defendant’s' going to work. ATTENTION The Hayor of Roanoke Rapids and the Civic Department of the Rosemary-Roanoke Rapids Women’s Club kindly ask for the co-operation of all property own ers in cleaning up for the Armistice Day celebration. Let us have our town look its best when visitors come. WITH THE CHURCHES M. E. CHURCH SOUTH Rct. Robert H. Broom, Pastor Mr. W. V. Wondroof, S. S. Supt. Min Vivian Edmonds. Pianist Mr. K. L. fawe, teacher of Baraca Class Praf. K. L. Elmore, Pres Epworth League 9:45 A. M., Sunday School 11:00 A. M„ Sermon by Pastor, Subject: Vows. 7:00 P. M., Epworth League. 7:30 P. M., Sermon in Series of Short New Testament Ques tions. "To all who mourn and need j comfort; to all who are lonely and i ?snt companionship; to all who pray; to all who love to sing God’s praise; to all who sin and need a Saviour, this church opens wide her doors, and in the name of Jesus bids you welcome!" All S'ints O'Urcli R«. Lewis N. Taylor, Recto, Mrs. Katherine Webster, Parish Worker Reaneke Avenue Next Sunday is the Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity. Ser vices as- follows: 9:45 Church School, Bible Classes for adults and children, T. W. Mullen, Supt. 12.00 Celebration of the Holy Communion and sermon. 7:30 Special service for the Girl Scouts commemorating Founders Hay. Young People’ Society Wednes day nigh*. Woman’s Auxiliary Tuesday 3 P. M. with Mrs. E. W. Lehman. Choir rehearsal Wednesday night. Church School Service League Monday afternoon at 2:30. A most cordial welcome awaits you. FOOTBALL The Second Team met with de feat twiceduring the week at the hands of the first team of the Enfield High School. The first game was played in Enfield Friday afternoon. Through the was six to nothing against the locals. Tuesday afternoon the same teams met here, and al though the Roanoke Rapids elev en put up a better brand of ball, gained more ground, made more first downs, two bad plays count ed seriously and the visitors to six. In this game Glenn Gur again won by the score of twelve ley, George Smith and William Alligood played stellar ball and gave promise of making some of the first string men play hard for their places. The Varsity team left this morning for Raleigh to play the first game in the series for the State championship. Raleigh is to be met this afternoon and the winner will play the Hender son Highs in Wake Forest next Fridayafternoon. Through the kindness of Mr. J. T. Chase, who visited the business men of the community and secured funds for the expenses of the trip, the team went on the train. About thirty high schools of the east ern part of the State are con tending for the championship of Eastern Carolina. The tourna ment begins this afternoon. The winner will play the champions of Western North Carolina at the University in Chapel Hill the eighth of December.. Birthday Party ' Mrs, J. F. May, cooperating with the local staff of the Me tropolitan Life Ins. Co., pulled a birthday suprise on the veteran agent here, F. C. Hege, on his birthday anniversary Thursday night. Nov. 1. A fine cake with a lighted candle for every ,year of his age was set before him in the office with the best wishes for many happy returns. Just bow many candles we will let you guess. Agent Hege has been on the job here every week but one for over twelve years and is well known by a great many of our folks. The cake and the candles were beautiful and the cake was awful good eating he says. Mrs. May also had a birthday on Nov. 1st, too, so of course Hege is the same age as Mrs. May. As a good cook Hege says she is hard to beat. North Carolina Cropi _ That North Carolina is the most fortunate of states is evi | dent from the fact that it has 1 perhaps the most favorable out look agriculturally that it has had for many years. Most all of the crops have a good outlook for production and price returns, with the exception of fruit which is very short this year. The rank of fourth in the total value I of the twenty-two leading crops iof the United States is expected j to be maintained by North Caro ilina this year. | The corn crop has a condition | for October 1 st of 89 percent or 19 better than a year ago and the | production of 54,405,000 bushels is about 12 percent more than last year. Tobacco has an aver age of 9 percent above the final condition last year and the 347. 000,000 pounds shows a pros pect of almost 50,000,000 pounds increase. Cotton has an in, crease of at least 25,000 bales more than was made last year. Wheat has the largest increase of all, the 6,633,000 bushels ba ling 17 percent more than last | year’s production, with a yield of 11 bushels per acre. Buck wheat’s condition of 91 percent of a full crop which is 9 pencent above last year’s final condition, gives us an estimated production of 105,560 bushels. The State statisticians, while traveling through the buckwheat counties, found that the acreage was greater than estimated which would increase the actual pro duction. Of those crops having decreas ed productions, there is White Potatoes on account of its de creased acreage while the condi tion is 2 percent better. Sweet Potatoes have a 4 percent con dition, which accounts for al most 1,000,000 bushels less than last year’s production of 11, 213,000 bushels. The hay crop of the state is not equal to last year’s but is unusually good. In -1922 North Carolina made one of the best crops of hay that she has ever had. The seasons were unusually favorable and many aiiandoned fields were harvested for this purpose. During the early summer of this year con ditions were unfavorable for hay production, but the late summer weather resulted in good yields on a decreased acreage. An average of slightly above 1 ton per acre is estimated this year for cultivated hays. Clover hay is estimated to average 1.4 tons per acre, while the alfalfa yield is reckoned at 2.3 tons. Pasture conditions are given at 85 percent of a full normal ex pectation. Cowpeas are not so good, av eraging only 79 percent, while soy beans average 85 percent of a full crop. The sorghum cane crop at 85 percent condition is expected to yield 2,618,000 there will be some sweeting any how. Frank Parker, Agricultural Statistician Rev. Sheets coming to Rosemary The Rev. Charles J. Smi^., pastor of the Baptist Church in Hilton Village, Newport News, Va., has been called to the pas torate of the Rosemary Baptist Church and has accepted the in vitation. He will take charge of his new work about the first of, December.. The Rev. Mr. Sheets held the services here Sunday morning and night and made a most favorable impression. He is a native of Alabama, where his first years in the ministry wera spent. Later he removed to Maryland and before coming to Virginia he had charge of a church in the District of Colum bia. He is married and has four children. He and his family will occupy the new house which is being built by Mr. Curtis Shell, between Eighth and Ninth Streets on Jackson. Clubs Organized in High School Twefve new clubs have been ! organized in the Roanoke Rapids j .1 unior-Senior High School. The purpose of the clubs is two fold : toj give to those who have volunteered to act as club leader the chance to follow the lure of some hobby for which they might not otherwise find time; and to offer to club members means of achieving enriched in terests and a more worthy use of leisure time. They supple ment the regular school work, bring together groups not other wise associated, develop new friendships, and open the way for the more strictly literary clubs to be organized in the s term. The time and frequency of meeting and the nature of the programs are to be worked out by each individual group and its leader; and sometime later on a public program is to be given by each club. The Radio Club, of which Mr. Elmore is leader, has twenty five members They plan to study the dt _ils of electrical principals involved in radio, to learn the construction of radio .sets, to give a public demon stration of how certain features of radio might be improved by the addition of very simple in struments, and to encourage the purchase and use of radio sets. Miss Emily Stribling and Mr. Barnes have the Nature Study Club, the membership of which is eleven. The rapidly accumu lating, supply of bugs, worms caterpillars, snakes, autumn leaves and flowers suggest inter esting developments. The Target-shooting Club is for girls only. Nineteen girls, with Miss Ruth Coble as leader, are going to have real practice in target-shoting. The Home Economics Club, however, is for boys only, and twenty-three have joined To gether with Miss Alice Stribling and Miss Mary Coble they will discuss puestions of etiquett, selection of clothes, testing of textiles and other interesting things. Thirty-two have signed up for the Halifax County Club of which Miss Outland is leader. It is a know your county club. Miss Everett has the Interior Decoration Club with sixteen members. In a very practical sort of way this club will study means of adding to the attract iveness of various types of rooms. Mr. Knight is leader of the Spanish Club which has ten members. He has made interest ing experiments in other schools teaching beginners’" Spanish, and will begin with the speaking of Spanish.. The Poetry Club has eleven members, and Miss Craig is the leader. Meetings will be held twice a month, tonight, in the homes of members. The reading of poetry, (making of scrap-book collections of current poetry and encouragement of writing of original verse will be part of the program. The Dramatic Club, led by Miss Mendenhall, will read and present some of the best of re cent one-act plays. This club has thirteen members. Miss Smith has the story-tel ling Club. This group consists of twelve members. Together they will find stories most inter esting for certain occasions. The first program will be telling ghost stories for Hallowe’en. Thirty-four have signed up for Miss Raiford’s Santa Claus Club. They will (1) plan how to prepare for and give a’ party; (2) discuss apropriate Christ mas gifts and how to make them. (3) plan favors and place cards for parties and dinners, and (4) actually make favors and gifts of various kinds. Mr. Jones has the Circus Club. It is made up of tenth grade boys who, after studying the ROANOKE RAPIDS PERSONAI AND LOCAL ITEMS Mrs. W. S. Dean has returned from Washington, D. C., where she has been visiting her sister. * Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Wheeler spent a few days in Richmond this week. Mrs. J. W. Smoot has return ed after spending some time in Roanoke, Va. and Athens, West Va. with relatives. Mr. W. G. Lynch is spending several days in the Northern Cities this week. Mr. H. J. Jones spent the week end at Columbia, S. C. Messrs. J. R. Manning, F. J. Hawley and D. L. Traynham spent Saturday in Lynchburg attending the V. P. I. and Wash ington and Lee football game. Miss Ruth Jones left Saturday for Murfreesboro where she will teach. Messrs. W. T. Council, L. G. Shell and Geo. L. Hayes, Jr., spent a few days in Richmond this week on business. Miss Sallie Bullock spent the week-end in her home in Sea board. Miss Minnie Daughtry left to day for Enfield to teach. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Miller and Miss Dudley, of Enfield, spent Sunday here. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Chase and children spent the week-end in Richmond. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Smith and children spent a few days in Greenville, N. C. this week. Mr. F. M. Coburn spent a few • — days in Richmond on business this week. Mr. J. L. Green spent the week-end here with friends. Mrs. J. M. Jackson has return ed from Richmond. Mrs. B. Marks and family motored to Blackstone, Va. Sun day. Mr. R. C. Hardy, of St. Steph en, S. C.,spent the week-end here visiting Miss Sallie Saun- » ders. Mrs. Geo. Wood left Thurs day for Norfolk to visit rela tives.. Mrs. F. M. Brown and Miss Bernice Allen are attending the Fair at Tarboro this week. The Parent-Teachers meeting of the Rosemary school will meet Wednesday, November 7th at 3:00 o’clock. We wish to have a good attendance. Miss Mildred McCall left Fri day for her home in South Caro lina. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Finch and children attended a Primitive Baptist Association meeting at Sandy Grove Church Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. S. J. Bounds and Misses Janie Chaffin and Ollie Moore spent Saturday in Rocky Mount shopping. Mrs. L. W. Decker and little son, Wilbur spent the week-end in Henderson. Miss Annie Belle Williams left today for her home in San ford to spend the week-end. WORK RESUMED ON BABTIST CHURCH Work was resumed on the new Baptist Church in Rosemary this week. The contract has been awarded to the Roanoke Construction Company and the congregation are expecting to use their new edifice about the first of May. It will be of brick, built with a seating capacity of five hundred and fifty. The base ment will be divided into Sunday School rooms as a temporary ar rangement, until further addi tions can be made to the Church. 0 evolution of the modern circus, will give one of their own. At mid-term there will be a complete reorganization of clubs. Those who wish to continue in old clubs may do so. New ones to be offered will include music, art, debating, and public speak ing.