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YOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1934. NO. 8.
WORST WINTER GALE
IN YEARS TIES UP
J NORTHEAST STATES
Heavy Snow Falls On Wide
Area; Deaths And Intense
Suffering Are Reported
NEW YORK CRIPPLED
Washington, Feb. 30.?The worst
winter weather in years clamped
down over the northeastern seaboard
Monday night, crippled sh'ips on
the Atlantic, left several hundred
thousand New Yorkers without
transportation for hours, tied up
the railroads throughout New Eng
land, delayed the air mail, and
?used deaths and intense suffering.
Sixty mile an hour winds put
astwise shipping in distress. Thick
ice locked doors in New York city
and made skating rinks of streets.
The New York stock exchange open
ed an hour late, and thousands of
workers were much later at offices,
shops, and factories.
Heavy Snow Drifts.
Whistling gales swept snow rang
ing in depth from six inches to a
foot into drifts that trains between
Boston and New York, and in many
other sections of New England, could
not negotiate. Ships were battered
by high winds, ice floes, and pound
ing waves. Lives of crews aboard
Although some delays could not be
avoided, the army took over its Job
of flying the air mail with a spirit
that postal officials likened to that
of Paul Revere.
Temperatures ranging downward
from 15 below zero prevailed in the
upper air, and gales. bll2zards, and
low ceilings made flying hazardous,
especially for army pilots who in.
many instances were flying their
routes for the second or third time.
All had made at least one practice
flight before taking over the job
formerly handled by commercial air
Uncle Josh To Appear
The original "Uncle Josh" Edi
' son's favorite recording artist, ac
companied by Mack Crow, the Ban
Jo King, and Billie, the Mexican
boy comedian, will appear in person
at the Person County Court House
on the nights of Friday and Satur
day, March 2 and 3, at 7:30 o'clock.
This appearance is sponsored by the
American Legion. Admission will
be 15 and 25 cents for these per
You have heard these performers
on the phonograph; now come out
and hear them in person, and help
a worthy cause. The balcony will be
reserved for colored people. Don't
forget the dates.
R. A. Burch Manager
Mr. R. A. Burch, manager of Per
son County Re-Employment office,
announce that his office is now
| ready to register landlords and
farmers who are in need of farm
labor of any kind! Likewise, fami
lies desiring to rent a farm and
unemployed farm labor are urged
Families who left farms for work
In towns or factories and are now
interested in going back to the
farm are urged, Mr. Burch said, to
register and give the Government
a chance to help . them find the
kind of employment they prefer.
There may be some families Ap
plying for farm placement "Who do
not have enough food and clothing"
to "run" them until the crop is
made. Under certain condiions.
provision will be made to-extend
help to such faihllies, he skid. <?
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C. W. A. CUT AFFECTS
THIRTY PER CENT OF
PERSON CO. WORKERS
Young Business Wo
man's Club Meets
The Young Business Woman's
club met last night in the base-,
ment of the Methodist Church with
one of the circles serving a boun
tiful dinner. A most interesting and
entertaining program had been plan
ned by the program committee. This
was featured bv a talk on George
Washington given by Mrs. Zula
Lawson. Her remarks were to the
. point, and in a humorous vein
throughout the entire speech. A
piano solo was plaved by Miss Mar
garet Hannah Critcher in her us
ual charming and accomplished
style. Little Misses Patsy and Mary
Lou McDonald eave an entertaining
tap dance number which was enT
joyed by all of the members.
The report on the play given by
the club at the theatre was very
? favorable. it being stated that the
fl^^kb had realized about flftv dollars
the sale of tickets. The club
P^Breldeci that it would take as its
responsibility the care of a needy
child from this county who has
- heed of treatment in the State San
At Long Memorial
On the coming Sunday night at
Long Memorial Church Mrs. Jasper
Hamlin, who is the director of the
Trinity Methodist church choir in
Durham, and Mrs. Byrd I. Satter
field. also of Durham, will take part
in the music at Long Memorial
Methodist church. Both of these
ladies will sing solos.
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R6ASOU THE AUTOMOBILE
MAK-EBS WORKED ?u> HARD
ow KNEE-SPS.IM6S AMD A
BUMP LESS CAB IS TO SAVE
DRIVERS AMY JOLT 1M CASE
THEY Rum OVER a pedestrian
OC. A TBAFPIC. cop
Force Will Be Reduced From
581 To 405 Effective On
Effective February twenty-third
the number of C. W. A. workers in
Person- County will be reduced from
five hundred and eighty-one to four
hundred and five. This represents
a cut of one hundred and seventy
six or a total of thirty percent of
the number now engaged on these
| projects in this county. The ones -to
be laid off will be those "who" have
, the least dependent upon them. In
so far as the executive officials will
j be able to determine, those kept on
i the projects, will be the persons
j who have others dependent upon
: their work for a living. These re
j ductions will coritinue periodically
until the work is discontinued en
! tlrely. On the most important pro
I jects men will be kept at work un
til the projects are completed.
Mies Maude Barnes Is
Raleigh. Feb. 19.?Miss Maude R
. Barnes last week took up the duties
! of .policewoman of the Raleigh Po
i lice force, succeeding Mrs. Kather
ine Fleming Middleton, resigned.
Miss Barnes is the daughter of
the Rev. A. S. Barnes, superintend
ent of the Methodist Orphanage.
Mrs. Middleton had served as po
Uppwoman for three years. She suc
ceeded Miss Margaret Lane.
The policewoman's duties are con
fined mostly to welfare work. She
cooperates with the Wake Welfare
(Miss Barnes Is well known here,
where she was formerly a teacher
in the Roxboro City Schools.?Ed.)
Sunday, February 25th, 1934:
Morning worship at 11 a. m. Ser
mon by the pastor. Subject: "A
World Calling Us:"
Young People's meetings at 6:45.
Evening service, sermon by the
pastor Subject: "Be Not Conform
ed." At this service there will be.
special music by Mrs. Jasper Ham
lin and Mrs. Byrd ' Satterfleld of
WIVES OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS
NEW YOflK: A dinner at the Women's University Club here was
the occasion which brought the wives ol two Democratic presidents to
gether as honored guests. On the left is Mrs; Thomas J. Preston of
New Jersey, widow of Grover Cleveland, who reigned at the White
House in the 80's and 90's. On the left is Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt,
today's "First Lady" who was made an honorary member of the club.
Revised Wage Scale for Civil
Works Projects State of N. C.
N. C. Civil Works Administra
tion Issues Rates To Be Paid j
On CWA Projects -
These rates must be paid on all
CWA projects until further Instruc
tions from the headquarters:
..Unskilled Labor $0,451
B?tck Layers 1.10
Brick Layers Apprentice .75
Mortar Mixfer^. 50 j
Carpenters (Finfeh).. 1.101
Plumbers . ....... 1.10
Plumber Apprentice 60
.Electricians Apprentice 60
Skilled Iron Workers (Orna
Skilled Iron Workers (Struc
Hoisting Engineer (On Ele
Plasterer Apprentice 60
Plasterer Mortar Mixer 50
Lathers (Metal) 60
Roofers and Sheet Metal Work
ers 1 1.101
Roofers and Sheet Metal Ap
. prentice J .60
Steam Fitters ... J 1.10
Steam Fitters Apprentice 60
Painters j. 1.10
Painters (Primer^, etc.) 75
Tile and Marble Setters 1.10.
Cement Finishers .75
Mixer Operator (Small) .75
Mixer Operator (Large) ....... 1.10
Truck Driver (l'j ton) .45
Truck Driver (over 1V4 tons) .. .75
Glaziers . '. 75
Pipe Layer ,. ,t, 60
Apprentice Blacksmith ....... .60
Apprentice Machinist -. 60
Skilled Foreman " 1.10
Semi Skilled Foreman . 60c to .80
Unskilled Foreman 50
Tool Checkers 50
Quarry Drill Operators 75
Tree Surgeons 80
Unskilled labor 30
Skilled labor 40
Truck drivers (1'4 ton) ...... .30
Truck Drivers (over 114 tons) .40
(Wage rate is determined by the
nature of work which worker is
House To Be Builtl
The cry'ug need Just now is for
more homes in Roxboro. and we are
glad to learn that Mr. Preston 8at
terfleld has given the contract for
an apartment house to be built on
his development on Lamarr street.
The apartment will be duplex, and
will be modern in every particular.
The building Will be ready for oc
cupancy in about 60 days.
Bank Will Ohserve
Washigton's Birthday i
The Peoples Bank will be closed |
on Thursday, February '22nd. "hon
oring Washington's birthday. Pa
trons will please take notice and
secure such change as they think
they will need.
At its last meeting the Rotary
club enjoyed a Valentine program,
in charge of Dr. Jack Hughes, who
was chairman of the program com
mittee. Alex. Sergeant was the
first on the program, and he pulled
several very witty stunts on some of
the members. Fred Long told of
the origin and meaning of Val
entine day, and Eugene Thompson
followed, stating that he had receiv
ed a letter which he read to the
club, accompanying the letter was
fr valentine for each member, which
he read; these letters were full of
wit and humor, and were -very
Colored Men Attend
Lee Jeffers was invited by Gover
nor J. C. B. Ehringhaus to attend
the fifteenth Interracial Goodwill
Conference which convened in Ral
eigh last Thursday, Feb. 15th. He
was accompanied by his son, T. H.
The ? conference was attended by
many representatives from coun
ties throughout the State and by
many visitors. The conference con
sisted of addresses and resolutions
from each race. According to at
tendance, addresses and resolutions,
the attitude of the two races is
growing more in harmony each year.
To promote goodwill among our
fellow citizens the Interracial Com
mittee desires that such an organi
zation be set up in each county.
Roxbcro P. *f. A.
In February Meeting
The February meeting of the P.
T. A. began with a short business
session with Mrs. Hardman presid
ing. Following the reading and ap
proval of the minutes the president
appointed a nominating committee
composed of Miss Maude Montague.
Miss Roxannah Yancey and Mrs. O.
T. Kirby, to report at the March
meeting. Mrs. Miller reported a
very successful sale of tickets tir
"Alice in Wonderland." Miss Maud?
Montague's third grade received
honorable mention for having sold
$8.05 worth of tickets. Parents were
counted and it was found that Miss
Vernon's fourth grade had won the
banner for the most parents present.
A splendid program commemo
rating Founder's Day was presented
by Mrs. Simmons and Mtss Collins,
assisted by several parents and
teachers. A reading "Somebody's
Mother," given by Mary Frances
Simmons, was particularly good.
At the conclusion of the 'program
there was a very delightful social
hour. Refreshments were served by
Mrs. Hardman. Mrs. Clayton, and
Mrs. Simmons to about thirty par
ents and teachers.
American Legion Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Lester Blackwell Poet of the Amer
ican Legion at the Legion Hall on
Sautrday night, Feb. 24, at 7:30
o'clock. . ?? -?
BONUS ISSUE TO
ARISE MARCH 12
Roosevelt Warning Of Disap
proval Fails To Stop Move
Ment In House
GET NECESSARY SIGN
NERS FOR VOTE ON BILL
Washington, Feb. 20.?In the face
of a definite White House warning
that now was not the time for pay
ment of the bonus. House members
today mustered enough signers to
a petition to force a vote orj the
issue on March 12.
Within an hour after Speaker
Rainey formally announced Presi
dent Roosevelt wuold not approve
the legislation, the Lundeen peti
tion on the Patman bill to pay
$2,400,000,000 in greenbacks to the
veterans was signed by the neces
sary one-third of the House mem
Just as the Housereonvened, Rep
resentative Patman CD., sTexas), au
thor of the bill, put the 128th signa
ture to the document.
Speaker Rainey had returned
from a cohference with President
Roosevelt barely Up time to open the
session. As soon as he could relin
quish his gavel he summoned re
porters to his office To announce:
"I am authorized by the Presi
dent to say this is not the time to
pay the bonus and he cannot ap
prove any legislation to that effect." |
In the -meantime the number of
signer had increased to 131. Im
mediately after word of Rainey's
statement had circulated among
House members, bonus advocates
rounded up the additional 14 they
needed. Ayres CD., Mont.) was the
last to sign. Lozier CD.. Mo.) had
affixed his signature a moment be
Ninety-six Democrats, 44 Repub
licans .and Ave Farmer Laborites
were recorded on the petition.
The vote, which comes automati
cally on March 12 under House
rules, will be on whether the ways
and means committee sliall be' dis
charged from considering the Pat
man bill. It requires a majority to
extract the bill from the committee.
Before President Rosevelt sent
word of his stand, both Speaker
Rainey and Representative Byrns of
Tennessee, the Democratic leader,
predicted the petition would be suc
cessful and the bill passed by the
NO CASH CROP
ON RENTED LAND
Dean I. O. Schaub of State Col
lege has explained the - following
points in regard to growing crops'
on land retired from cultivation un
der the crop reduction contracts.
The contracts allow growers to
use the rented acres to grow feed,
food, soil-building, or erosion pre
vention crops, provided none of
them are offered for sale.
Since the contracts also'specify
that the growers are not to increase
any 6f their other salable crops
when- they reduce the one covered
by the contract, a number of grow
ers have gotten the idea that it will
be all right to grow a.cash crop on
the. rented acreage so long as they
do not increase the total amount of
. In other words, the dean said, if
a,farmer heretofore has been grow
ing. two acres of garden truck for
sale, he may grow the same amount
of truck, but not on the rented
To do so would be a violation of
the contract, the dean emphasized.
Likewise, growers cannot shift
part of their cottpn crop to land
retired from tobacco acreage or part
of -their tobacco crop to land re-1
tired from cotton, even though the
totaL acreage of each crop is not
Tho^contracts specify that a cer
tain amount of land is to be retir-l
ed from the production of cash
crops. That land and no other must
be set aside as the rented acreage.
Work That Should
One of the first considerations of
a town or county is health, and it
is earnestly to be hoped that the
sanitation jobs which are underway
in this County will be completed
Money has been appropriated for
this work and if the supervtser, Mr.
S. Arch Jones, is supplied with ne
cessary help, every home, both in
the suburbs of the town and j
throughout the County, will have
sanitary prlvys. This work is being
done on a flfty-flfty basis, that is
the. owner pays for the necessary
lumber, while the government pays
for all labor costs. I
Tobacco Market Will
Clo?e On The 28th
Tobacco sales have been very light
here this week, the weather so cold
it was almost impossible for those
having tobacco to get it in order.
There is very little of the crop in
the hands of the farmers and they
are making every effort to get it
on the market before the close,
which is next Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Prices, considering the quality,
are very good, and few complaints
are heard on the sales. If possible,
get what you may have on hand
ready and bring to market on or
before the 28th, as all markets will
close on that date.
Kiwanians Pay Tri
bute to Washington
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club met
in the new Hotel Jpnes Monday
night in its regular weekly meet
ing. After a bountiful supper had
been served by the hotel, President
Baxter Mangum turned the pro
gram over to the song leader and the
pianist with the remark that these
tow had prepared a surprise for the
members. It proved to be a very
agreeable surprise when they pre
sented little Roy Gates who sang
two had prepared a surprise for the
the members expressed their grati
fication to the committee that pre
pared the surprise and their pleas
ure to little Roy for coming to pay
them a visit. President Baxter
made a very favorable report on
the community club house which the
Kiwanis is aiding in sponsoring.
In the absence of the speaker of
the evening Rev. Furman Herbert,
in charge of the program, made
some very interesting remarks,
touching the high-lights .of the
promising war situation in Europe.
Fallowing this Judge Carlton made
some humorous and entertaining
observations . To conclude the pro
gram an impromptu quartet com
posed of Furman Herbert, Jack
Strum, Brodie Riggsbee and Jake
Taylor harmonized two numbers
with the entire group joining in the
BOY SCOUTS TO
CANVASS FOR OLD
Will Gather Old Clothes To
Be Turned Over To Welfare
Office For The Needy
SCOUT MEETING FRIDAY
Beginning Saturday morning at
ten "o'clock the Boy Scout Troops of
Persrfi County will cam ass the
county in an effort to get Old
clothes for the welfare department.
Each troop will canvass the com
munity in which its members live.
Everyone Is urged to give any and
all old clothes to these boys who
will. In turn, pass them along to the
relief folks whose job it will be to
distribute them according to need.
On Friday night at 7:30 all the
scout troops and scoutmasters, with
come of the members of the exe
cutive council will meet at the court
house to make final arrangements
for the canvass.rAll scouts and mas
ters are Urged to attend this meet
ing to work out the plans for the
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South Boston, Virginia.
My. J. W. Noell, Feb. 20, 1934.
Editor Roxboro Courier,
Roxboro, N. C.
My dear Editor:
As a matter of information to
vour readers and our customers in
North Carolina, we would strongly
advise them to buy their supplies of
HARDWARE. BRIDLES. COLLARS
Hames and PLOW CASTINGS jqft
as soon as possible as one of t?|
large plow people have already ad*
vancd their prices 15%, and we
would naturally think that others
will follow, but they can rest as
sured that we will hold our prices
down just as long as possible. i
Thanking you for the part you
have played in making our sale a
We are yours very truly,
By Jas. B. Wllborn
Federal Income Tax
Returns Agent Here
Representative of the U.'S. Inter
nal Revenue Department will be in'
Roxboro to assist taxpayers in fll-j
lng Federal Income Tax Returns on
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24th.
PEOPLE OF BELGIUM
STAGGERED BY DEATH
OF BELOVED MONARCH
Nation Plunged Into Mourn
ing As Albert I Loses Life
DUKE OF BRABANT TO
BE PROCLAIMED KING
Brussels, Feb. 18.?King Albert X.,
the beloved Hero-King of the Bel
gians, is dead?a victim of the sport
of mountain climbing, which he
loved so well.
His tiny nation has been plunged
into the deep sorrow it knew when
King Albert was leading its soldiers
against overwhelming odds in the
Apiece of frostbitten rock, crumb
ling in the strong fingers of the
royal hand, cost Belgium her ruler,
and the world an enlightened mon
arch in an accident which climaxed
what the King had planned as a
simple Saturday afternoon of sport.
Death came to the King some
time in the late hours of Saturday,
but, by a curious quirk of fate, his
subjects had no knowledge of his
death until early Sunday morning.
For more than 12 hours, while the
majority of Belgium slept in the
peaceful early Sabbath quiet of this
beautiful city, their King Albert lay
dead, his skull fractured, in a deep
ravine near the village foNamur, 32
miles south of the Belgian capiat.
Alone, he had tried to climb a 200
foot cliff, the Rocher de Marche-les
Dames. The projecting knob of a
stone broke off in his hand and he
j plunged 36 feet to death .
Not until 7:30 a. m? when the
church bells at Laeken, the site of
the royal palace, tolled out the sad
news and the word spread like wild
fire through the,capital, did the peo
ple know, their monarch was dead.
- He passed away on the eve of the
25th anniversary of his accessicn
to the throne ? a throne upon
which he sat regally through the
most terrible days his country ever
Todav Belgium was a nation with
out a King, for the Crown Prince.
Leopold?also beloved by his people
for his democracy?was away in
Switzerland on a vacation with his
royal consort. Princess Astrid.l
STOP AND THINK
Have you bought your Plow Cast
ings, Plows, Horse Collars, Bridles
j and etc., from WILBORN'S HARD
WARE at South Boston? If you
have not visited this sale you should
do so at once. This sale is in full
blast, their stock is complete and
they are daily adding many new
items. Mr. Wilborn states that he
is asked daily how long the sale will
last and his reply Is through the
month of March. Why not get your
needs supplied while this special
offer is made to you. which means
a saving to you from 25 to 40 per
cent? Check this and be convinced:
Ooober Points, 11 He each. What
are you paying for the same item?
This is just one of the many hun
Mr. Wilborn wishes to express his
appreciation to the many, many
farmers who have patronized this
sale and to assure them that every
Iterr^ they have bought must be sat
isfactory. He says tell your neigh
bors about this Mohey Saving Sale
and get together in club carr and
come over and load up,with what
you need, then see how much you
Persoi}- Lodge No. 113 A. P. & A.
M. will meet at 8:30 o'clock P. M.
on February 27th, at the Woman's
Club building for dinner.
At 7:30 o'clock P. M? Person Lodge
flvtll convene in a Regular Comm
nicatlon. All Master Masons are
invited and expected to ajtend.
William W. Morrell, Master.
J. Brodle Rlggsbee, Secretary.
Injures Leg In Fall
Mr. Chris Wagner of Ca-Vel Otrcle
had the misfortune last Wednesday
to fall and twist his left leg He
was descending from a platform
when he fell and hurt it; while his
injury la very painful, it Is expected
that he will recover completely in
a few days. ? ?
Yellowstone National Park covers
3,438 square miles of territory, of
which 257 are in Montana. 25 in
Idaho and the remainder in Wy