Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina on March 31, 1938 · 10
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Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina · 10

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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Thursday, March 31, 1938
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UP AND DOWN WITH THE Ghe Avenue SdiJoi Roanoke Rapids, N. C. March 30, 1938 Dear Editor: While unpacking a shipment of electric clocks received by us yesterday, I notice that each one of the clocks unpacked was set at 8:18. Thinking maybe that this was just a coincidence, I unpacked several more clocks and found that they were also set at 8:18. The thought immediately popped into my head. Why? Then I recalled seeing Jewelers’ display clocks with the same setting. In reading your Tabloid, I have been following very carefully the writings of your different contributors; namely, Old Timer, Old Diz, Closs, and Carl Churchill. Can either of the above writers set me straight on the following question: Why are clocks set at 8:18? To be more explicit, eighteen minutes past 8 o’clock. Yours very truly, H. B. Speight. • • Herald readers are having lots of fun trying to figure out who our columnists are. A very few know who Old Timer is but they would ruin the fun should they tell. None has yet been able to know for sure Old Diz, the Gyromantic. Many have guessed but even those in our own office do not know for certain. Closs and Carl Churchill, as well as our sports commentators, choose not to use “nom de plumes”. We know them all, offer this advice to Old Timer and Old Diz: keep them guessing, but be careful. It is so easy to give oneself away with a chance phrase or item. Sherlock Holmes’s by the score scan searchingly every sentence hoping for a tell-tale clue. • • Example: When Old Diz “lifted” a part of Scribner’s in his paragraf on Jack Benny and later admitted his guilt, more than one reader began checking all the subscribers and newsstand purchasers of Scribner’s in town. Another thing, dear columnists, please do not carry on your feuds with each other too long. If a feuding you must go, see the Kiwanis show next Thursday or Friday and hear Lucy Hasty tell you the direful fate of the Martins and the Coys, those dangerous mountin’ boys. • • The Gordon Berkstressers, who purchased the W. L. Long house on Hamilton St., have moved in this week . . . Mrs. Wade Marks is now occupying the W. F. Joyner house on the corner of Hamilton and 3rd ... Work is progressing rapidly on the Patterson house where eight apartments are being built. • • Work started this week on the outdoor skating rink for the children of Roanoke Rapids. This is a WPA project and will be located in front of the High School. Part of the local funds for the rink will come from the proceeds of the Kiwanis shows here next Thursday and Friday nights. • • F. C. Hege has sent us a newspaper clipping showing the first golf club formed in the State in 1897 at Winston-Salem. “Cow Pasture” Golf Club was the name of the first club, called such because the golfers many times had to shoo cows out of the way before hitting the ball. J. R. Weaver 82 Years Old Dies Mch. 30 John Richard Weaver, 82-yearold Roanoke Rapids resident, died on March 30th at the home of a relative in South Rosemary, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services for the aged man will be conducted tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, at Mount Vernon Church, Greenville County, Virginia, with the Reverend Gordon Price officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery nearby. Mr. Weaver’s only surviving nearrelative, it is said, is a sister, Mrs. T. P. High, who lives in South Rosemary. Negro Health Week, April 3rd to 10th, Inclusive By R. S. McGeaehy, M. D. County Health Officer We wish to take this opportunity to inform you of some of the work being carried on in Halifax County for the promotion of health among the negro population of the county. At present Dr. Walter J. Jughes, who is now employed by the State Board of Health, is making physical examinations in the negro schools. He has been in the county for one month already, and will remain here until the latter part of May, with no extra cost to the county. He has visited nearly all the negro schools of the county, making health talks and lecturing on the many problems of health. Beginning Monday, April 4th, Dr. Hughes, with the aid of the two negro public health nurses, Edith McNeill Holmes, R. N., and Lncynda Coleman Stewart, R. N., conduct preschool clinics in a number of schools. It has been the custom of Halifax County Health Department to conduct negro preschool clinics each year during National Negro Health Week, and this year the department is happy to announce that all children between the ages of six months and six years who may come to these clinics may receive diphtheria toxoid free of charge. The schedule for the negro preschool clinics follows: Monday, April 4th, 9:00 a.m., Dialolia; Mon., Apr. 4, 10:30 a.m., Springfield; Mon., Apr. 4, 1:00 p.m., Wayman; Mon., Apr. 4, 2:30 p.m., Eastman TUESDAY, April 5th—9:00 a.m., Halifax; 10:00 a.m., Tillerys Chapel. WEDNESDAY, April 6th—9:00 a.rri., Pea Hill; 10:30 a.m., Albert Tillery. THURSDAY, April 7th—9:00 a.m. Everett; 10:30 a.m., Littleton; 1:00 p.m., Goldmine; 2:30 p.m., St. Luke. FRIDAY, April 8th—9:00 a.m., Dawson; 10:30, Norfleet; 1:00 p.m., Sam’s Head. MONDAY, April 11th—9:00 a.m., Scotland Neck; 11:00 a.m., Hobgood. 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ADD 6c Extra for Mail Orders Also $1.50 Pencils to Match above Pens, only 29c Matthews Drug Co. Inc. Roanoke Rapids, N. C. LIMIT 3 Fens to Each -Certificate Is Hurt In Fall From Church Roof Troy Futreti, of Conway, was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of a church he was repairing Monday of this week. The injured youth was brought to Roanoke Rapids Hospital in a Jackson ambulance, and after examination it was decided advisable to take him to Richmond. Late reports have it that attending physicians give him a slight chance to live, while paralysis from the waist down seems certain. R. D. Harris Dies Sunday Roy D. Harris, 32-year-old local resident, died in Roanoke Rapids Hospital Sunday, March 27th. The body was shipped to Greensboro for burial, where funeral services were held Wednesday ,of this week. Mr. Harris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Hall Harris, and one sister, Mrs. O. D. Fitts, both of this city. His father lives in Greensboro. Miss Catherine Harrison spent the week-end in Washington, D. C. Miss Mary Ann Cole, of the Roanoke Rapids Hospital staff, was called to Sanford this week on account of the serious illness of a relative. NOTICE In the Superior Court NORTH CAROLINA HALIFAX COUNTY REBA SEUIS WEST, Plaintiff - VS - FRED L. 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