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'Indian Armies In\_ I-—-'-—— -■ • - ' • ■ vTr;->: 10,000 Copies Rapid Growth To meet the demand 10.000 Roanoke Rapids, which has copies of this Volume One, grown in 20 years from 3X100 Number One of the Roanoke to 15,000, is' .the Capital of a Rapids Daily Herald have Five County Empire with a been printed. This is an his- population of 160,000 and a toric issue. You may want to buying power of 060,1100,000. preserve it. ■ ' __ VOLUME I MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1948 NUMBER 1 __ . _____-— “ ' ~~ ' . ” * Israel Is Charged With Evicting Arabs; Berlin * Blockade Still Sore Spot By The Associated Press India invaded the princely state of Hyderabad today, giving the unsettled world another cause for concern. Israel, another fledgling state, was accused by the U. N. mediator for Palestine, Count Folke Bernadolte, of evicting 8,000 Arabs from three villages in violation of the truce. He ordered the Jews to readmit the refugees. Jerusalem had its heaviest daylight gunplay Sunday in the eight weeks of the shooting truce. Blockaded Berlin, nf course. I-— remained the main sore spot. <*. Western sources in Moscow pre dicted a climax in the lengthy talks over the blockade this week, perhaps by Wednesday. Eisther some sort of agreement or an end of the negotiations was expected. The liberal democratic news paper Montags’ echo said the Russians have ordered German communists to seize Berlin some time after the U. S. elections in k November. The paper said the ^ huge demonstration of 200,000 Germans last week “removed any illusions communists have had about their popular support in Berlin.” France’s new premier, Henri Queuille, ordered his ministers not to leave Paris for two months. He is fightig inflation, unstablewages and prices and strikes. Gen. Charles De Gaulle '4 said France had “incapable” gov ernment. He wants elections which he hopes would zoom him into control. The big four powers met in Paris to try again to^solve the issue of Italy’s colonies. No one was very hopeful. President Juho Paasikivi or dered two Finnish editors ar raigned for printing stories that Prime Minister Stalin might have liquidated Andrei Zhdanov, the third or fourth most power ful Russian, who died Aug. 31. Czechoslovak Minister of Jus tice Alexej Cepicka said “for eign agents” are out to kill com munist President Klement Gott wald. Greek communists repuls ed Greek troops closing on the main road to Albania. The vol cano Hibokhibok quieted down after 12 days Of eruption in the 41 Philippines. Indian troops struck Hydera bad from the north, west and south. India has been trying to make the state the size of Min nesota and with 16,000,000 peo ple—join the dominion. The Moslem Nizam, one of the rich est men in the world, has re fused, although 80 per cent of his people are Hindus. - The Indians said one column # penetrated 30 miles and captur ed the rail junction of Maldrug. Another force took the rail town of Ballarshah near the bor der. India struck with the as sertion that intervention was necessary to prevent the state from becoming “the home and focus of anarchy.” Opposition was scant. Hyderabad called on the Unit ed Nations to consider the case 0 as one of aggression. Indian’s sister dominion of Pa kistan lost her “George Wash ington” in the death of Mahom ed Ali Jinnah Saturday night. Informed persons in New Delhi said the death may soften the relationship between Moslem Pakistan and Hindu India. Herald President Milton I. Wick, president and editor of the Daily and Sunday Herald. Herdd Publisher Guy M. Leedy, former treas urer and general manager of the Elizabeth City Daily Ad vance and for several years connected with the Bluefield, \V. Va., newspapers as adver tising manager, is the publish er of the new Daily and Sun day Herald. Plans Are Virtually Complete > For Lions Club’s Big Festival Which Will Start Next Mornlav i-jans ror tne noanoxe rtapids Lions Club annual Festival to be held here starting next Monday night, September 20, are nearly complete, it was announced to day by Lion Byron Gurley, Fes tival chairman. For several weeks now the local Lions have been working * hard getting things in order for the big event, and they re - port that the last-minute details are about all that are lacking at present. For the people who attend the six days of festival activity it promises to be a week of play, but the Lions will all be busily working toward the suc cess of the festival. One of the big things to get out y of the way has been the con m struction of a regulation-size ing ring in which will be held the two seven-card fights next Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The ring will be erected on the north end of the high school field, scene of most of the events of the week, and plenty of^)rize fighting action is promised to all who attend. Like the boxing ring, a large /g. op* door stage completely equip * pv't with a public address sys - tern will be erected on the high school field and bleachers will be put in place to give good seats to those who come to watch the various events which will take place during the six-night affair. Also on the high school field for the whole week will be a big tent in which local merchants will have their wares on display jo, for all to see. In addition to that “ there will be seven rides in ope ration for all the members of the family to enjoy. The Festival will get under way Monday night at 7:30 with a large street dance. The block on Hamilton street in front of the high school will be roped off for dancing, and music will be * provided by Algie Batts and his orchestra. The dance officially opens the Festival and will b e free to the pubilc. Lion June Col lier is the chairman of the street dance committee. Tuesday and Wednesday nights will.be the big fight nights for the Festival and the cards will offer each evening six pre liminaries and one feature event with boxers from Eastern North Carolina’s prison camps partici pating in what promises to b e action-filled rounds. Lion Joe Talley is in charge of arrange ments for the fights. On Thursday night the Talent Night sljow has been arranged for the outdoor stage. Entries are still open to those in the area with any particular talents they wish to display on the program and chairman Lion John Lup - ton promises an entertaining show for all in the talent review with valuable prizes to the win ners and on the quiz show which is part of the festivities. On Friday night the feature event of the evening’s entertain ment will be the Coronation Ball in the armory with music by Al gie Batts. The Cornation of a Festival Queen selected form ten leading contestants will high light the evening. The dance is slated to get underway at t e n o’clock and will be the only Fes tival event planned to be held in doors. Lion D. E. Bennett i s chairman of the committee i n charge of the ball. Preceding Friday’s Coronation and continuing through the Sat urday night’s Festival windup will be a Fiddlers’ Convention, featuring a galaxy of talpnt from this section competing for a number of prizes in specialty group and solo numbers in a/fea ture which is sure to please the devotees of Good OT Mountain (Continued On Page 12) Weather North Carolina — Fair and slightly warmer this afternoon and tonight; Tuesday increas ing cloudiness and not much change in temperature. - Volume One, Number One Of The New Daily Herald 1 his is VOT. l, No. 1 of the Daily Herald. Next Sunday will appear the first issue of the Sunday Her ald. These are historic issues; they will be treasured in hundreds of homes for 25 and 50 years ; in a few, for 100 years or more. Those who produced Vol. 1 , No. 1 are Guy Leedy, publisher; William McCiung, managing edi tor; William L. Davey, city edi tor; Patricia Nantz, news depart ment; Katie Williams, Louise Burke, office; Mirl Crosby, cir culation manager; Harold Mut hig, county circulator; Mrs. Mar garet Holliday, Robert Lee John son, Winfield Britton, circula tion; Don Hall, advertising mana ger; Mabel Fitts Luter, Margie Brewer, Ruth Cooper, advertis ing solicitors. In the mechanical depart ments Frank Thomas is mechani cal superintendent; J. K. Brewer Jr., Bill Clary, Harvey A. Hayes, Lawrence Emery, Rudolph Wat son, W. J. Sasser composing room; Larry Willis, stereotype foreman; Johnny Garner, press man: Loarine K. Harris, Mrs. Agnes Jenkins, Mrs. Rachel Woods and Lola Cates, teletype Louise Umphlett, M. H. Neal, job um-iH, xDiuin iviassey, inex Williams, Jeanette Edwards, Daniels, janitor. Correspondents for the Daily and Sunday Herald are Mrs. George Pappendick and Mrs. Fannie Hayes, Roanoke Rapids correspondents; Mrs. Lawrence Denton, Woodland; Miss Pearl Grant, Jackson; Mrs. R. E. Vick Seaboard; Mrs. James Riddick, Scotland Neck; Mrs. J. Milton Read, Halifax; Miss Katie Rid dick, Enfield; Leonard Daniel, Warrenton; Mrs. E. H. Russell, Macon; Mrs. Selma Johnston, Littleton; Mrs. W. L. Alston, Weldon. Carriers and agents for the paper include the following: Ro bert Allsbrook, Bill Britt. Don ald Move, Bobby Walker, Ri chard Nethery, Ervin Allen, Win | field Shearin. Jiggs Hatched. Billy Butler, Buck Jones, Wayne Hartley, C. L. Paede, Billy Jen kins. Freddie Ray. George Wright, Paul Bailey, Roland Bai lev. Jack Best, Craig Parrish, David Andrews, Jimmy Harlowe and \\ ade. Glosson. city carriers Charles Landing, Halifax; Lloyd Thomas, Jackson; Willard S Sledge, Enfield; Kenneth Odom, Conway; L. C. King, Warrenton Lloyd Earl Thomas, Littleton ; Mrs. Lawrence Denton, Wood land agent. Roanoke Mill Fire Monday Morning Put Out Quickly Fire which broke out in a dryer. in the finishing depart ment on the third floor of Roa noke Mills Number Two mill this morning' caused damage to cloth and the machine, however water damage was caused when the sprinkler system was set off by the flames. Roanoke Rapids firemen an swered the alarm from the plant about 8:45 a. m. and went im mediately to the scene of the fire, only to find that the sprink- . lers had pretty well extinguish- j ed the blaze. Assistant Fire Chief C. B. Camp went to the fire with •«1e truck, and Chief \ W. C. King arrived on the s<$ene within a short time. King 'said the fire apparently started j in the lint flue of the dryer and said fire damage was negligible. He add ed that water damage was prob ably considerable, 1 however he declined to estimate the amount. The chief said the* firemen did not have to use (any of their equipment. Workers on the top floor of the plant left the floor quickly, and in a short time there were several inches of water sloshing around in the vicinity of the burned machine. POLIO DECLINING 1 Raleigh, Sept. 13—(AP)— An apparent decline in the state’s polio epidemic is bringing an end to quarantines in various parts of the state. Last week’s total of cases re ported to the State Board of Health was 112 cases, compared with 138 the previous week. The number of cases for the year reached 2,004. Mayor Allshrook Congratulates City and Herald Mayor of Roanoke Rapids W. Bernard Allsbrook today grac iously saluted the new Daily Herald with the following let ter: “Congratulations on your deci sion to publish a Daily and Sun day Herald, thereby keeping pace with the phenomenal growth of the City of Roanoke Rapids. “This is anothqr step forward and it. should prove mutually beneficial both to the city and to the Herald.” Late News HURRICANE HITS BERMUDA Miami, Fla., Sept. 13—(AP)— Hurricane winds approaching 140 miles an hour velocity swept the British island of Bermuda in the Atlantic today. NAVY PLANE CLASHES Ottawa, Sept. 13—(AP)—A U. S. Naval plane carrying five persons, tw’o of them classed as “very important,” is missing be tween Churchill, Man., and the Pas, the U. S. embassy said to day. LAST TRY Paris, Sept. 13 —(AP) big four foreign ministers coun cil met at the foreign ministry today for a last try to agree on Italy’s colonies. Unless they agree by Wednes day, the solution will have t.c be made in the United Nations under terms of the Italian peace treaty. Argument Over Whiskey Results in Weldon Man Being Stabbed to Death Early Sunday Morning Negro Held For Murder Of G. B. Miles A roadside qu-rrel over some whiskey cost the life of Gordon Bryant Miles, 20, World War II veteran farmer, of Weldon late Terry, alias George, Northamp ton County Negro, was jailed on a murder charge in the death. Terry, now being held in an indisclosed jail, will be brought before Judge Charles Daniel in Halifax County Recorder’s court tomorrow, when Judge Daniel will sit as committing magis trate in the preliminary hear ing. The dead youth, who lived with his family in the Mush Is land section near Weldon, was / ' fatally wounded when T ejapy/ allegedly slashed the left side af his troat following an argu ment between Miles and the young Negro. Sheriff H. A. House, who con iucted an investigation of the :ase, said the knifing took place about a quarter of a mile from Weldon on the old highway which leads into the Mush Is land section. Uuarrel Enso pr The sheriff said 1 ..5 *old by Miles’ younger brother, W. T. Miles, Jr., who was with him at the time of the knifing, that the two boys were driving up the road toward Weldon about 11 p. m. when two Ne gro boys' thumbed K ride The boy told the sheiifiN that the two Negro boys had .offc’tu to sell them some bootleg wMskey and had gotten mad Wher thejP refused to buy it. The two white youths got out of the car and Miles was cut by the Negro, who then started to run. The injured boy’s brother said he got in the car and attempt ed to run the fleeing Negro down, but drove into a ditch and had to go back down the road to the heme of his father. Wrt - ford T. Miles, to get a pickup truck in which to take his in jured brother to the hospital at Roanoke Rapids. Miles died en route to the hos pital from the wound and loss of blood. Sheriff House, aided by mem bers of the Roanoke Rapids and Weldon police forces and State Highway Patrol officers, made an immediate investigation of the case, and about four o’clock Sunday morning they went to the home of Terry’s grandmo ther near Gumberry in North ampton County. A deputy sher iff from Northampton County accompanied the officers to make the arrest. icwy, wnu nan Deen laenu fied by young Miles as the kill er of his brother, surrendered to the officers and was brought to the Roanoke Rapids jail. The sheriff said the Negro had no weapon on his person at the time of the arrest, however he said he admitted cutting the white youth and told officers he had cut him with a pocket knife and had lost the knife. Ter ry had been living near Wel don and working in the vicinity for several months. Another Negro, John Harrison, who was with Terry at the time of the altercation, was picked up by the officers early Sunday morning at the home of his father at Garysburg and is being held as a material witness in the case. • Negroes' Story Sheriff House quoted the Ne groes as saying they were walk ing along the road from Mush Island when they were overtak en by a car. The Negroes told the sheriff they had some ABC store whiskey and said the white youths had demanded that the Negroes give them some and had gotten angry when they re fused. Terry said Miles slapped his face and said he then drew out his pocket knife and cut him. The sheriff said both Negroes were taken Sunday to an undis closed jail where they are be ing held until Tuesday’s hear ing at Halifax. Coroner Rufus Britton said _ (Continued On Page U) ! . / - v! i THE WHiTF. 1 WA! ' Dear Mr advent tember for Roa is an a •atii; y Mr. Milton I. Wick, President and Editor, ROANOKE RAPIDS DAILY and SUNDAY HERALD, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Truman Supporters Count On Texas Victory Tomorrow To Offset ‘Revolt9 Founder-Subscriber Certificates Will Be Given; Subscribe Now Your Daily Herald newspaper carrier boy will give you one of these certificates when you pay for your first week's sub scription to the new Daily and Sunday Herald. You probably would like to have one of these certificates to attach to the first issue of the Daily Herald and preserve for your children and grandchildren. (Lius ts in (Lcntiii that > 2? > This Home is a FOUNDER SUBSCRIBER of the Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Daily and Sunday Herald President u Publisher ^ . il This Subscription Order To THE DAILY HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. I hereby subscribe to the Daily Herald ! Name ___ Street or RFD and Box __ Post Office -__ BY CARRIER, the subscription price is 30 cents a week. In Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Littleton, only carrier orders are ac cepted. BY MAIL: $1 for a month’s trial; $2.75 for 3 months; $5 for 6 months; $7.75 for a 9-raonths subscription for your boy or girl away at school; $9.50 for a year. Washington, Sept. 13—(AP) — President Truman’s supporters counted today on a victory i n Texas tomorrow to offset the spreading revolt that threatens to keep him off several Dixie State ballots. Truman forces were primed for an effort to squash an at tempt of States Rights backers to seize control of the party ma chinery at a state convention. The states right party al ready has qualified electors for Gov. J. Storm Thurmond of .South Carolina and Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi. They will contest the Truman Barkley ticket for Texas’ 23 el ectoral votes—sixth largest bloc in the nation—even if they can’t win control of the party machine. The Truman camp made n o secret of the fact it would like a Texas victory to counteract last week’s set back in Louisiana. The state party committee’s action there ruling Mr. Truman off the ballot brought threats of a suit from the Democratic Na tional Committee as well as re taliation against the Louisiana politicians involved. William Primm Jr., Assistant o National Chairman J. Howard McGrath, called the Louisiana action “Flagrantly dishonest and fraudulent.” He said the Nation al committee will use “every le gal means” to get Mr. Truman’s name before the voters. Primm called on William H. Talbot, Louisiana national com mitteeman, and other officials involved to quit their regular party posts.