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ROXB0RO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1934.
1 ' '' J'1" ? ?????? iP.ua. 7 ^ ?
t Kiiied In
at 1:30 A. ii..
driven by 3. E.
C ,C. Camp located
Va., and a Ford,
crashed, at the inter
Street and Reams
Ick was going south
the Ford was.
C. C. Camp;
and Mrs. Eth
all of Rox-1
Apparently Mrs J. R. Clayton
is hilled outright when the two
rs crashed. Dennis Stanfleld and
111 lam Crumpton were the most
tjousiy injured. They were rushed
Watts Hospital, and upon exam
Itlon, it was found that Crump
a Rad suffered a severe wound
but the head and face. Stanfleld
is suffering from a fracturwTskull,
ictured spine and several fractur
rtbs. From the first his condl
>n was described as being serious.
nee the time of the accident he
d been growing steadily . weaker,
hough seeming to rally at times.
leumonia set 1ft on Tuesday morn
after which little hope was held
Jt*e~0Qvay- He died at
AoraingC?-C rumpton is
recover . from his
Ides Mrs. piayton, who
ie of the wreck, none
of Hhe other carl
any extent: Mrs.l
being the most ser
sh? was earried to her I
re sue is recovering from I
lately following the wreck
was logged in jail pending I
hearing. D'Oao accompanied him
y j?U. A capiin from the C. C.I
amp where t? men are located
now arrangiij or bail for Pet
Cl^-ton, almost un
? result of the in-l
hid and face, wasl
>VfT afternoon at a
>w Oxford. She is I
her sasband and several
fife no funeral arraoge
1 announced lor
He Is survfved
I. T. Stanfleld
I and Mary, and onpl
tit recurred Mrs.
prs "frwe return,
nee In South
boys In the
to their homes
Ujf the County
express our sincere
| d our profound ap
bany fronds In the
ping which we found
; pantry upon our
| we may be worthy
1 that God's bless
. W F. West
The Kiwanian* Hear .
Gordon C. Hunter
At the regular v,?kiy meeting of
the F.oxboro Kiwanis C!Ub in the*
Woman's club rooms Monday nfeht,
Gordon C. Hunter, active vice-pres
ident of the Peoples Bank *ras guest
speaker. He very graphically de
scribed the workings of a bank an?
his remarks was very interesting. -
Miss Kathdrine Hatchett/deUghtdB
those present with a piano solo. S.
Freman Nicks, jr.. 'Raleigh, was also
guest and made \ brief talk. . *
At n business sessiop president
Baxter Mangum gave a report of
meetings of ittttetct Kiwanlans in
Greensboro. Tte allo^nnounced the
nest two- meeting*Afc quite Interests
| tog" in that a committee from Ral
eigh club will fie present one time
whllA a committee of Oxford club
win have charge of program at_the
, other time'. . I
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Kills ten times a$ many persons
each year as die from flwarnss.
Has killed more persons in the
last fifteen years than were killed
defending our flag in all the six
major wars in which America has
WW kill more than 30,000 per
sons this year.
Will injure almost a million per
sons this year.
Will cost America this year,
through accidents, more than the
total enSt'ofour entire public school
Is the deadliest machine ever in
vented my man.
We have a good policy fcrf? lily
[tS.OO per annum 7 1
j THOMPSON INS. AGEN^ f
E. G. Thompson - W. G. James
? K. L. Street
CWA WORK BEING
CARRIED ON HERE
Some Of The Projects Now
Being Carried- On In
MUCH MORE REQUESTED
Roxboro High School?Gymnasium
and jrainting building.
Person Co. Training School
Grading grounds. Walks.
Person Co. Garage?Overhauling
Echool buses. '
Roxboro ?? Community swtprming
pool and park.
Roxboro?Centre^ Graded school.
New floors and painting.
County Home?Rock wall, fixing
City sewer and water lines.
Bethel Hill High School?Disposal
plant, shop building, class rodms
?and basement. Approx. $20,000.
Allensvtlle High ScITOOl?Sewers,
water plant, basement, gymnasium,
playgrounds. Approximately $23,000.
Olive' Hill White Schopl?Gym
nasium and painting.
Hurdle Mills High School?Gym
nasium and yards, painting and re
pair. Approximately $10,000.
Helena High School?Gymnasium,
water plant and repair.
Mt. Harmony High School?Walls
and yards, repair to light and water
Providence Community ?' Club
? Bushy Fork High School?Paint
ing and repairing.
OBryant Colored School?Well,
painting arid repairing.
Bethdl Hill Colored School ?Well,
painting and repairing'.
Indian School ? Well, bidding
work shop, painting and repairing
Lea Clay Colored School?Well,
pa'ntlng and repairing. , ?
Cedar tjrdVg Colored School?Well.
St James Colored School?'W(W1.;
Lee Jeffries Colored School?Well.'
grounds and painting
In addition to this we have
SS road protects now bejj
on, and approximately^
.Person County project/'iMOt
! " " *'?'?
PrincesI, Zelda, who will drive
blindfold through "the sreets ot
Roxl?ro. , -7il
To Be Displayed
Here T omorrow
Griffin joyner,/L'hevroIet Deal
ers Will Display Long
Lookqft For Cars
ANTICIPATE GOOt) SALES
About thijf happteat man we have
seen in so#16, time was Mr. joyner,
of the <Wriffln-Joyner Chevoglet
Company, had just
telegram ar^llouncinff that\^3SSiew
Chevrolet ^n'0K d be here .'or display
"T Thuradry, morning. J
. f?ntlemen have
;e spread, which
of the car.
The dealers say this is by. far
the best car til? by the CHev-.
rolt company, and they are anxious i
for you to see it. Already a num
ber of these cars have been sold,
the purchaser being satisfied with
simply a look at the picture, and
Messrs. Griffin and Joyner expect
to be able to make several deliveries
lh the near futfcre. See the new
car on display tomorrow.
One Of Jefferson
Standard's Best Years
"I think that 1933 was the most
trying year in the history of the
company," said President Price of
the Jefferson Standard Life Insur
ance Co., "but at the same time it
was one of the best years that we
! have ever had." He referred to,
the company's "very favorable mor
tality experience" tn 1933. Values
of stocks and bonds of the company
increased during the year, it was
shown. The company's cash posi
i tion was termed very strong, with
more than one million dollars in
cash at the end of the year. Assets
During the year the company paid
approximately *10.000.000 to policy-1
holders and their beneficiaries with
out sacrificing any securities, the
report disclosed. Capital and sur
plus. aggregating *2,650.000. were
maintained without impairment.
, and _ the special reserve fund to take
care' of real estate depreciation and
investment "fluctuations wa$ in
creased to *900.000. Emphasis was
placed upon economical manage
ment of- the company. )
Jefferson Standard Life Insurance
: Co. Is represented in Person County
by Thompson Insurance Agency. E.
O. Thompson, K. L. Street and Wal-j
License Plate Office ..J
Still Remains Open
The license office ?will not close'
as stated in the papers laat week.
[License plates can purchased
dioring the hours from * until 5
,at the Roxboro Motor CO. office.
Meeting Acct. Class
The first meeting of the Unlver
Hty of North Carolina class in ac-1
~ " held \
1 at 7:30 P.
. WInstead s I
OF THE SEASON
Yesterday Morning At Eight
Stood at 2 Below
SUNDAY V X R Y WARM
Sunday irtu a beautiful balmy
spring <Jpy, fires In furnaces' wdfe
banked, and almost^ every one ap
peared without overcoats: But what
change; by midnight the wind was
clewing a terrible gale, the ther
mometer dropping rapidly, and at
8 o'clock Monday night registered
tO above. It warmed up during the
afternoon and stood at 18 at 4
o'clock. Again Monday night it
furped colder "and yesterday morn
ing at 8 o'clock stood at 2 degrees
This may not be a record for Rox
boro, hut it Is mighty close to it;
in fact we doubt if such a sudden
change has been remembered.
From beautiful spring weather on
Sur&ay to 2 degrees below on Tues
day is some drop. The weather man
promised warpner for- today, and we
sincerely trust he is not joking, for
this -below zero weather is some
thing our section is not accustomed
to, and we will gladly see It pass.
Aged Bethel Hill
^%?rs. Martha Katherine Neal. age
79, Widow of the late Gabe D, Neal,
died at-her home in the Bethel Hill
community Wednesday. Jan." 34, at
6:00 P. M. Mis. N ;al had been in,
delicate health for some time, but'
her condition did no1 become ser
ious until about two weeks before
her death, her condition becoming
rapidly Vorse since the Sunday pre
ceding her passing. Mr. Neal pre
fceded her to the grave about 17 f
yelrs ago; Mrs., Neal's death was
attributed to old age with throat j
and lung complications. She Is
survived by twO children,* Mrs. S. R.
Wade of Roxboro, Spurgeon Neal of,
Wcodsdale: and two step-children,,
Mrs.' W. R. Hayes and Mrs. E. P.
Jones of Woodsdale; one sister, Mrs.
J. H. Carver and one brother, Mr.
J. W. Younger, both of Roxboro.
Funeral ser'vices for Mr.!. Nea!
Were held at her home Jan. 25 at
3:30 P. M? with Rev. N. J. Todd,'
her pastor, conducting the service,
assisted by Rev. C. E. Newman, of
Virgil in a. Mrs. Neal had been a
member of Bethel Hill Moslonaty
Baptist Church since girlhood. The
pall-bearers were: Messrs. W L.;
Younger, W. Y. Pass. W. R. Hayes.
Jr., Gabriel Jones, Tom Clay and
Merritt Brooks. Floral-bearers were:
Mrs. Tom lay, Miss l&nnie Hayes,
Mrs. W. Y. Pass, Mrs. Gladys Smith.
Mrs. Alene Gentry and Mrs. Lizzie
Ford. Songs sung Were "Safe in the
Arms of Jesus," "Tis so 8weet to
Trust in Jesup" and "In the Sweet
Bye and. Bye,"
Interment of the body was in
the Neal family cemetery immediate
ly following, the funeral service.
All members of the Person Coun
ty and Roxboro Chapter of Mere
dith Alumnae are cordially invited
and urged to attend a meeting, at
the home of Mis. Curtis H. Oakley
on Academy Street, February 2nd,
at 2:45 P M. We will celebrate
Founder's Day with a radio broad
cast ffom Meredith. Come to a
birthday party from your Alma
Return From Florida
Mr. and Mrs. A. M Burns, who
hate been visiting in Florida for
the past two weeks, have returned
heme. Looks l:ke they left -Florida
at thejyrong time
The S. S. teachers of Long Mc
mortal Church will have fc regular
teachers' meeting hereafter on the
first Tuesday night in each month.
The meeting for next Tuesday night
of Mr. and Mrs
20. Every teach
Business Census For
Pftrson Co. Begins
Representatives of Department, of
Commerce were in Boxboro Tuesday
for the purpose of appointing enu- ;
merators foe business census w
begins today. . *. k ?
to. "bi&g ?
The information to be*, gathered,
witt be held ft strict Confidence
from all other departments of the
goyemmeiH or from any individual
pscept those employed by the "de
partment of commerce. '
The cooperation and- assistance
from those called upon will be ap
pgeciated by the department.
The enumerators appointed for
Person County are: Mr. C. C. Win
Stead for city of Roxboro, and Mr.
Fred Davis the other part of county.
These enumerators are working
under the supervision of the Ral
9t - ' * . *
A Big Success
D. R. Taylor," Chairman, And
His Associates, To He
RECEIPTS ABOtJT $140.00
The Birthday Ball for the Presi
dent here last night was decidedly
one of the mo6t successful events
of the season. The ball was under
the supervision of Mr. D. R. (Jake)
Taylor, and wiyj the splendid co
operation of his committees, went
over big. The attendance -was good
and there was not the slightest "sem
blance of rowdyism, a? is sometimes
the case where so many young peo
Dancing started at 9:30, opening
with a Buck dance, by Mrs. Horace
Cheek, Katherlne Wifistead, Re
becca Hunter and Esther Walker,
with Mrs. Mary punter Long at the
piano. This dance was greatly en
Joyed, the repeated encore almost
dancing these ladles out jrf breath.
Theh followed the Grand Alarch.
led by Jake Taylor and Miss Winnie
WUburn . After the march .the or
chestra played the "Star Sprangled
Banner," which was sung bV the
At 11:20, through the courtesy of
Morris & Ledbetter, the audience
had the pleasure of listening in on
the President's speech.
Mr Wm. Thomds had the distinc
tion of buying the .first ticket sold,
paying $5,000 for. the privilege. Mrs.
Wallace Harris, who won the prize
for selling the largest number of
tickets, when presented with the
prize very magnanimously request
ed that the money go to the warm
Springs Fund also.
The Charlie Price Orchestra fur
nished music for the occasion, and
this feature alone was well worth
the price of admission.
Mr. Chas. A. Harris, reasuier,
reported receipts amounting , to
$140.00 We congratulate the man
ager and his able assistants for the
great success which they achieved,
and feel that the event was well
worth while, for It will hep in a
The most welcome news our peo
ple have had In some time is that
contained in a private letter from
Mrs. J. A. Long, stating that Mr
J. A. Long Is very much improved,
and is now able to stroll around in
the hospital where he is resting up
We hope he will continue to Improve
and -will soon be able to return
Returns To Florida
? , ' " 4?.
Mr. R. E. Gibbons who-has been"'
connected with Collins & Alkman
Corp. for some time, and Mrs. Gib
bons have returned to Florida.
They were accompanied by Mrs. A.
J. McKelway, who will visit friends
for several weeks.
Bethel Hill To Plav J
Chapef Hill Friday
On n'St FYldayi, night. Feb 2. ?
Bethel Hilj pill etidarfe Ch?,* i HiU
?i! a double-header baSkctbajfcfiniB?:
games!/will be played in tlv
Hill dymnastum at *7 30' ir
wish to see * goqd boya' and
, -? -&? - ? --e these.'
FIND. IT PAY5
To tell other people if you
have lost someth&g,' or want
something, or have rooms to
rent. This is the experience
of Mr. E. E. Bradsh?r, and
others. . . ?
LOST ? Half grown kitten.
Left home Monday night. If
found notitv tL E. Bradsher.
Within two hours after The
Courier was on the streets the
kitten wa^ returned. You can
reach your prospects with
Want Ads in-a moist economi
cal manner. May we start
yours in our next issue?
Phone 39 For Service*
Terra Cotta Pipe
Causes Near Disaster
Mrs. Margaret L. Critcher, accom
panied by Meadames A. W. Clayton
and P.O.Carver, was returning late
last Wednesday afternoon from Sal
isbury, when she ran over a piece
I of terra cotta piping, that had been
dropped in the road from a passing
truck, breaking the steering gear,
causing Mrs. Critcher to lose control
of the automobile. It running up an
embankment' on the side of ' *the
' road. The accident was unavoidable,
and fortunately no one was injured
beyond a general shake-up. The
damage to the car was not serious.
Mr. James, local transfer man, load
ed the damaged- car on his truck
,and brought it to town; the ladiee
came on with Mr. A. W. Clayton,
who had gone to the scene of the
accident as soon as he heard of it.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
TRADE DAYS HERE
Princess Zelda To Drive New
1934 Chevrolet Completely
MANY SPECIALS OFFERED
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1 and
12. will be Trade Days in Roxboro
."?teres advertised in this week's
Courier. Special values of mer
chandise are being offered to shop
pers in Roxboro those two days; in
many instances merchandise that
; in today's -market would cost the
retailer more than he is charging
the consumer at advertised prices.
As an added attraction Princess
Zelda will drive the' new 1934 Chev
rolet on Friday. She will start her
drive from the Palace Theatre
! promptly at 2.00 P. M. This new
Chevrolet, which is Just on the
market, will' be .driven by" Princess
Zella while she is completely blind
folded. This bindfold marvel wjjl
demonstrate to the crowd the su
perior qualities of the new Chevro
let. as she drives through the traffic
laden streets of Roxboro. Several
stops will be made to allow her to
give demonstrations of her art as
well as to give a performance for
each of the merchants represented in
this issue of the Courier. Salient fca- i
tures of Zelda's successful operation
?f her car while her ordinary vision j
is checked, according to those who
have witnessed her performance, in
otner cities, have been the careful
ness and prudence exercised by'her.
When she appeared In Chicago two
years ago it happened that her
theatrical engagement coincided with
a State-wide, safety-first "campaign 1
?poniored by the Chicago Automo- 1
bile Club. Public spirited parties 1
and other officials adopted the 1
"If Princess Zelda can operate a i
car with her eyes closed, why can't 1
ether motorists do It with thetr's 1
? .Princess Zelda will appear on the j!
stajfc of the Palaee Theatre at all
performsmce* on Thursday and Fri
day iflth the exception of the mld
nlghtjibow on Fr day night. At the
theatre shi$ grill dftpliur her slmOet '
imbellevaWe pQVfers of Hyoii^lon. (1
from yip ' <
and surround- t
ftHiea sue fx- i
ivo on each i
Judge Devia Sentenced Him '
To Die In The Electric
BETS DATE AS MARCH 30
Emanuel Spice Biddings ? as plac
ed -on trial Wednesday morning for
tt\em under of J*r. T. N. Clayton.
This trial brc^Jht a large crowd
and the ctyirt .r^em was crowded '
throughout the day. The. two
principal witnesses were Mrs. T. W.
Clayton and tl)e prisoner, Being the
only eye witnesses to the deed.
Mrs. Clayton testified that on the
moiling of the 7th of Sept. her
husband found Biddings removing
some tobacco from the tobacco
barq[ to his house, and be went to
the house of the tenant to forbl^i
him moving any more,- and ordered ;
him to return it. After giving these
orders her husband turned to leave',
saytna I have no more to my about
ft. When Mf. Clayton had gone
about 20 feet from the pprch she
saw Biddings take a shot gun from ..
above the door and lire on her hus
band. " >r f "-1
Biddings 4n his testimony said in
the main what Mrs. Clayton said ?
was true, but. that she did not te|t
ft all. He said she did not teil"t}f
another encounter he had with Mr.
Clayton at the packhouse that
morning. He said Mr. Clyaton or
dered him to remove it to the pack- '
house. When the two went bach to
the packhouse.he asked Mr. Clay
ton to move his part of the tobacco
so the children would not damage
It when they carried the tobacco
back to the house. To this v Mr. ,
Clayton replied that he would get
his gun and.stand gugrd ary! see
that no damage was Hon<> tw ftlS'
tobacco. Biddings testifled further
that a short while later, around 8:30
o'clock, while he was upstairs In his
house, Clayton came to his house
and snatched some tobacco away
from his boy and began beating
him,, when his wife called to" him to
route down stairs as Clayton was
beating the children. Thereupon he
came down and Ordered Clayton to
leave. At this juncture Biddings
declared that Clayton went a few
feet from the house and called to
his wife* who was standing near by.
and said, "Sally, come here. I watft
you to hear the last words I tell
this negro before I blow his
trains out" As Clayton spoke these
words, said Biddings he put his
hand tn his hip poeket as If
draw a gun. Then it was. he'tes
tified, that he reached up over the
door, got his gun and fired
The Jpry was out for some time,
but at about 11:30 brought In a .ver-?
diet of gufity.* Judge Devin sen
tenced him to die In the electric
chair ?n March 30th, 1884
The jury, selected after examining m
52 men, were as folios#;"#. A. An
derson, p. E. White, Hubert Shot
well Clyde McSherry, Sam Oreen,
H. E. Barnette. JV A. Wiley, "Henry
Ramsay, Hester Long S W. Mel
ton. R. O. Ford, Roy Coats, and
O. W. Dickson. Dicksoh was the 13th
jurbr and did not participate In
Will Mcve To Town
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. 03riant will
move Into the Brooksdale commun
ity some time in the near future.
They have been making thetr home
with the parents of the groom at
Hurdle tolls since their marriage
=cmo months ago Mrs. OTJriaht was '
Miss Ruth McCollum before her mar
riage She is the County Health
Still Old Fashioned
Every bow and then Roxboro puts ?
>n a few city airs, but she Just
can't get away from har^old and
cherished country way. As evidenced
by the fact that last week the mem
bers of the First Baptist church,
gave their pastor, and wife, a good
pounding Mr. and Mrs. West were
ibaent, visiting In Florida, but when
hey returned they found- a goodly
mpply Of things fer the table
Light Sale This Week
Owing to the excessive cold
??? this week sales "have been
lght with the' warehouses. Prices
untljjjie to hold strong, and when *
he Wig the r moderates the market *
?ill likely he lively There fa'only
> small portion oi tobacre unsold
- farmer, -vlB adon igtn
' pteni beds,