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Sell Your Tobacco In Roxboro and Receive The High $
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OTTO WOOD MAKES
Strolled Out .Of State Prison
Backyard At Early Dawn
SERVING THIRTY YEARS
Raleigh.. >soy._ 22.~-Ot.to Wfiod, one
nrmed "Houdini," broke the world'*
record for escaping from the North
Carolina state prison here this morn
Wg when he strolled out o?f the
backyard gate and vanished into the
early morning gloom without waiting
for his breakfast.
It was his third effort and his
third escape. ?
Prison walls and records are not alf
Otto broke when he departed for he
t battered tfce confidence in human
rature (hat he had inspired in the
State prison board by his pitiful |
nppeal a'ftd his prom ice to be good if I
they would order him released from !
the fcelJ on death row to which he ;
Yza been confined since his last re- ;
jOtto is serving? or rather was
ferving? -a thirty year sentence for
vnurder of A. W, Kaplan, a Greens
boro pawnbroker. The sentence was j
originally from 22 1-2 years to 30 j
years, but hhere is- no "good con- |
duct allowance" for Wood now.
The i ealeaae of Wood from soli
tary confinement was made by or
der cf the bsard over protect of
Superintendent George Ross Pou*
Superintendent Pou recognised in
Wood, not the soft-spoken sti|d:jus 1
n*a, who spent hours of solitary I
* >nrtnement in writing -.ah? irw^ry 4
nf his life, but as the desperate, im-.l
aginative scheftier making Ms plnns 1
f* ranother break and ready to shoot j
Ms way to freedom if necessary.
As a result James A. Leak chuir
r.-.an of the state's prison b:ard is
med a statement this morning, tak-j
ing the responsibility for the release i
from solitary cofinement of the des
Wood walked out of the gate in t
r^e backyard :f the prV&cn after;
drawing the pin holding thfc top of;
C%1 am glad he didn't blow up the
.uler and let- everybody out," de- j
? 'ared Superintendent George Ross j
Wood had been fireman in -the far
r ice room at the state prison *ince
>j.y release fr:m death ;ow on S"p
t ember 14.
Four times this serf*aticnal figure:
>ils been the object of a state wide ]
an hunt. ' ? ' - ' . " _J
'I*e Indies of the Baptist Church '
trill have their annual bazaar in |
the Newell building, next door to ,
C rijwell Auto Company, on . Satur- j
cay, D?c. 4th1, 1926. Besides the j
rale of fi%ncy work ;the following [
sv eny will be served at reasonable f
r kst; Oysters, stewed or fried; chick- ;
v n *alad course, sandwitches, cream
:.nd cake, coffee.
The fancy work sale will open at
The merchants and all business
r itd professional men of Roxboro and
r 11 who are here from the country j
t> re invited, and expected to eat with 1
t *e . ladies on* this occasion.
Miba Willie Mac Chambers, daugh
ter cf Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chambers,
nnd Mr. A. M. Carmean of Hillsbro.
were married at the homa of the
bride's parents last Friday evening.
The room in which the oeremor.y i
look ptaca was beautifully decorated
with palm U?avts, ferns and ninmnp
ivy. Rev. P. \V. Sha burger, Pastor
rf th* Bdttur Long Memorial Moth
fdist Church, preformed the cere*
: iony, at which were present mem
bers of the family and a few close
fr>nd? and relative*.
? After the ceremony the happy i
tonple left for a few weeks in Vir
<ini?. after which - Bfcey will be at
I'ome in Hills*boro.
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Thsnkscirirtg A Special Attraction
?t the PaWe Theatre, Hilton Sjlls
with Betty Bronsoc in "PARADISE"
| Army! Awaiting Whistle for First Service Game in West. Navy!
CStfHMMattMMCfcU?** ' ' ' '
Despite the hue and cry anent the ticket scandal, can seH -primarily by the break down of oM
"Supply and Demand," wherein 3ome GOO.OOO mid-western folks an? trying to. j?et Into 40,000 seats, there
should be a ?oo<l football srame at Chicago when Army and Navy l?r?#- up Saturday ? for the first service
Xame ever played in the mid-west. Above, "Tiny" Hewitt, Army, anil Frank Wickharst, Navy. Captains.
Stand Up For
Your Home Town
A mighty good evidence of the
formers faith in- Roxboro as a to
bacco market is seen each day andt
week, as we meet and talk with
farmers from considerable distances
and near other tobacco mark eta who
bring their tobacco here and go back
home well pleased and in many in
stances we hear them speaking load
ih their praises. Roxboro w net
only .1 god tobacco market, bat we
do not think you can find a finer
?et of merchant* a?d
other busineas men in any town in
North Carolina than you will find
right here in Rcxboro, so when yoa
get ready to do your Fall and Christ
mas shopping steer your car in the
direction of Roxboro and don't let
up '.n the gas until you are safely
parked .in our town.
We mingle our thanks always with,
mil) ions of our citizens for the many
blessings that have been ours the
past year. Not the least of these
ble&singft has been the most liberal
patronage the -people of Roxboro and
Person County have given us.- We
thank you, cne and all. Our best
is yours for the future.
SERGEANT & CLAYTON.
Autos Run Together
Yesterday aftorncon two automo
biles ran together on North Main
street. Mrs. E. G. Long was driving
. ne of the ears, and lyith her was
Mesdames W. A. Mills and E. M>
Davis. The other car was a Vir
ginia car, but- we have been unable
to get the name of the party driving.
The cars came together on North
MaiiV street, in from of Mr. R. A.
Burch'a residence. There were no
serious injuries, and only minor dam
age to the car3.
Mr. and Mrs.- Joseph Wiley Feath- j
r rston announce t;he marriage of I
their daughter Mary Elizabeth to I
Mr. Albert Winifred Clayton, JV\, on !
Tuesday, the twenty- third of Nov- '
ember, nineteen hundred and twenty i
mx, in Greensboro, N. C.
Will be at home in North Wilkes- !
boro; N. C., after Dec. 1st.
This nonce will eeme as quite a
Their many friends will wish
them smooth sailing over the mat
Good Prices at the Hyco
Mr. B. V. Evans wa* at the Hyco
<jne day last week- with, another load
of hi* good tobacco. This load
brought him $490.70, and Ben says
the -bent is yet to come.
(Jet ycur key with eadi admission
ticket at Thi Palace Theatre, A
chance to the/ Automobile now on
diiplay at Jackson Motor Co.
Roxboro Market Has Passed
The Three Million Pound Mark
' cu ???.?_ -?
m IS FMOREO
10 IMUNCE NWK S
8T JWLL STREET
New Y orir. Nov. 23. ? Wall
Street j hitting com roiwionr m
have made the Army a 6 to
5 favorite over the Navy for
the annual service gridiron
cla.sk in Chicago Saturday
although the >lid4upmen hare
Bif oeen defeated while the
Cadets lost to Notre Dame.
The largest wager reported
at these odds was of" $6,000 to
$5. 000._ 1
' Quite a number of the Roxboro
j Rotarians. attended the Inter-City
i Meet of the Rotarians in Henderson
! yesterday. This was a district meet
ing, with Governor Wade Marr and
j National Director Eugene Newscm on
j hand to b-ost the boys in the whys '
1 and wherefores of Rotary.
(By Fklgur Long, Age 10)
When our soldiers died across the
They died to make men hcly
And they died to make men free. J
Let us. follow them, oh people, j
! And tramp wherein they have irod.
For some day we'll be called to j
I answer ,
1 To the King- of Kings .our God. j
I As Christ died to make men holy j
! They have died to make men free. 1
i Let us honor them in gkry,
1 For they gave us liberty.
I The Roxfcoro" TotSaeco Market gets
' better and better, sales this week
I have been unusually satisfactory.
! On Monday the market sold one hun
dred and fifty thousand pounds at an
average of (32.00. Sales last week
amounted to nearly half u million
pounds, 463,500 lbs. to be exact.
This week's ?^les pushes the mar
ket beyond tht ' ree million maik,
and while we have not the figures
before us, we are satisfied the ave
;age is well above $28.00. With the
market having been open less than
two mcnths it looks if this will
be the banner year? and that close "to
ten million pounds will be sold here.
Those who have patroixed the mar
i ket are high in its praise, and we
honestly believe those who have r*r
?iiiited in carrying their tobacco to
other markets would have been
equally as enthusiastic if they had
sold here. You know, we are all
more or less alike, and when we do
a thing try in every way to justify
! our actions, rather than admit we
j have made a mistake.* Anyway; if
J ysu have not been patronizing this
j market, just try it with the remain
der of your crop, and see if we are
i not better than half way right.
The market will close with todays,
! ? Wednesday's sale, and will open
again on Monday mornig, Nov. 29,
on account of Thanksgiving holidays.
We do not believe we have , ever
seen quite so , many fine specimens
of apples as have been brought to
us this season. Our good friend Mr.
?Joe Burch of Roxboro, route 5,
brought in a fine let one day last I
week, for which he has our ohanks.
Please Read And Help Us During These
We thoroughly appreciate the business of our mer
chants at this time and are trying our best to accommo
date them, but we moat insist if they want the best
space and their advertisements jc<>tten up in the best
manner that they let us hare their copy not later than
Tuesday at noon.
It is imperative that we t?o to press at noon on Wed
nesday and when the merchants bring us copy for their
chance on Wednesday it has ' to be rushed, and our
printers simply can -no? take time to wet in an attractive
manner, and they w HI. have to take what position is left
open at this time.
We want vour business, but. please let us have -copy
not later than TUESDAY. AT NOON.
JUD6E 6. M. BEAM
TO ADDRESS B.Y.P.U.
Splendid Program Arranged
By B. Y. P. U. For Next
HOXBORO UNION A-l
Next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock
Judge G. M. Beam of Louisburg will
conduct the evmbg services at the
invitation g:\ien by ttye senior B.
Y. P. U. Everybody^ is invited and
all the unions of the 'county ^re es
Last Sunday evening was a very
enthusiastic meeting of the B. Y. P.
U. Seventeen were present, thirteen
10? per cent enveloped and 17 Bible
readers. It locks now as if wr will
have a A-l Union by the end of the
A general B. Y. P. U? was orgunix
ed Sunday evening composed of all
1 three Unions with Dr. H. M. Beam
elected as general Director. Several
, nominating committees were apooint
I ? . i rv. "i ii
'"There is no hearth so bleak and
But heaven bat'* tent soma blessing
No table e'er so tpareely spread
But that a grace should there be said;
M So count your blessings,' on* by
At early mora and set of nun.
j And like an incense to the sktes
1 Your prayer? of thankfulness shall
Lok ' for the love that heaven
; The good that every soul intends;
Thus you will learn the only way
| To keen a true Thanksgiving Day."
! Sunday School IQ;15 A. M. R, L.
| Wilburn, Supt
Preaching 11 a. in. Subject:
"Worthy Motive*.' The B. Y. P. U.
will be in charge of the night ser
vice. Judge Beam of Louisburg will
be the speaker of the evening. This
will be an interesting and inspiring
service. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
THE FLftST BAPTIST CHURCH
,\V. F. WEST. r?st :r.
Out Of The Ordinary
Shop windows displayed accord
ing to the season is nothing unusual
but the display at the store of E.
D. Cheek & Co. is something worth
while. The man. or woman, who ar
ranged that window has shown un
usual artistic taste and it is worth
fe trip dowti Depot Street to see it.
It represents a earnP- in the woods, \
| with all of the paraphernalia to f\t [
the occasion ? tent, the old crane on
which is hung the old pot. with pump- !
kins, etc., guns galore, and to cap I
the climax a small bear has put
in his appearance to see what it all
means. See it, it is the best dis
play we have seen in many moons.
Change In Schedule
There was a slight change in the
schedule of the N. & W. Railway
Sunday morning. While the change
is slight, only a few minutes, jstill
it is enough to cause one to miss
his train unless note i9 made. See
schedule on local page.
Joe Burch Ave. $62.50
*Wr. Joe Burch of root* 5 made
:ne of the best averages' of the sea
son last Monday at the Hyco. He
??ld 577 lb*, for $360.92, his average
for the load being $62.50. Yoo can't
convince Joe that tobacco is not f>ejl
| wsjl in RoxbsrO.
j . Swine feeding has begun in tha
j mountains and W. R. Anderson of
Clay County states that one car
load; of demonstration fed iM?i_jrill
be produced in his county this year.
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MR. JOHN H. MELTON
Citizen Of Person County Fn in
Life After Lonx Period Of
Early Saturday morning Mr. John
H. Melton took his life, using^a shot
Klin. Careful plans bad been' mad*
by the deceased. From all appear
ances he had seated himself in a
chair before a mirror* attached ?.
string to the trigger of the jfm,
forming a loop through which ho
had placed his foot. In this maimer
the gun was fired the load complete
ly demolishing the upper portion of
his 'head. His sister, Miss Victoria,
was the only one of the family at
home at the time of the incident.
Mr. Meltcn had never married, was
about 51 years old. and leaves only
a brother and sister of the immediate
family, He had been a resident of'
the County all of his life, and waa
higMy thcught of by his neighbors.
HI > healtm was given as the cause'
for his taking his life.
The P?rent-Te?chfr Association of
Koxboro Sehools will n?t nmt Tues
day, Novomber 30th., at 3:46 P. M.
Gv?qcu uuililng. Mrs. V. O.
Blaicclc, sixth grade teacher haa prr
fcsys. " ~ " '
' Xlffrmative, Negative,
Anna Bradsher, Riley SatterMd
Evelyn Zaytoun, Harry Perk*ns
Readhig? vMy siafcersbsst Fallow"
i Oveda Long.
Song?' l*L,it?le Red S?boH House".
A. P. Clayton.
Song?' "Under. The Banner True/*
ttnry Perkins and Edgar Long.
Important question? relating to
the parents, the teacher and the
sctaocl will be discussed. Be sure you
do not forget tfhe date and bring
yvur neighbor with you, perhaps she
|* a stranger here and has her cbil
j dren in school and has never met
1 their teachers and is just longing to
1 meet them and other parents.
Orphanage Singing Class
The Oxford Orphanage Singing
Class gave a concert here last Sat^
, urday night, and of course, was good.
This class comes every year and our
people have learned that their eon
f certs are well worth while. . They
were greeted with a full house, the
I receipts being close to $125.00.
LKtle Marion Glenn Long, daught
er of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Long, North
Main Street, suffered a very pain
ful hum on, each hand Tuesday night,
when her- little rocking chair car
I rird her too close to a hot stove.
Just Between You
?I \ist between you and yourself,
j what helps you most? A great use
j of a greeat day makes a great soul.
I If Christians praised God more, the
world would doubt him less. In the
ji ve of truth and in the spirit of
j Jesus we are united for the worship
i of God and the srevice of man.
I Thanksgiving services: Lambeth
[ Memorial, Thursday, 11, a. m. Clem
ent, 3 p. m. Services Sunday a*
S.emora at. 11 a. m., and 7:80 p. m.
You are cord in lly invited to com#
i\nd give. Goodness shoold be ex
pressed in usefulness.
J. V COGGTOS, Pastor.
Death Of Infant
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin F. Wade join ify sympathy
with them in the loa* of their fiwe
weyks old baby, who died .in Watts
Hospital Monday. . .
Milton Sills with Bety Bronsoo uv
'Paradise^ ?t - Palace * Theatre
i Tb?nk?(fiVTr>it Thursday Nor. gglfc. '