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VOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1934. NO. 9.
HEAVY LOSS CAUSED
BY ICE STORM HERE
Power, Telegraph And Tele
phones Put Out Of Order
For Some Time
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO
TIMBER, AND PROPERTY
Even the oldest inhabitants say
they never saw anything like ' the
sleet here on Sunday night and
Monday. Sunday morning the
ground was covered for about two
Inches with the first Teal snow of
the season, but soon it began to
rain, which was quickly fallowed
by freezing. Everything was get
ting slick before nightfall, but on
Knday morning when you awoke
i saw a mess sure enough; the
unds were all covered with trees
which had blown down during the
night, or if your place escaped a
fallen tree your premises were lit
erally, not figuratively, covered with
broken branches from the trees in
your yard. And may we say, while
it was bad to see so many beauti
ful trees ruined, yet it was the
grandest sight we almost ever be
held; the sleet and long icicles cov
ering everything, sparkling like
diamonds, yes it was beautiful.
Sunday night there was quite an
electrical storm?and every one
knows when that occurs in the win- |
ter it means cold, and so it was
cold Monday, and still colder Tues
day, the thermometer Tuesday be
ing 12 degrees above at 9 o'clock.
While the actual damage done to j
property was not so large, probably
ten thousand dollars at the out
side, still the damage to shade trees
and shrubbery can not be estimat
ed, for it will take 25 years to grow
trees to replace those ruined by the
sleet. The heaviest losers were the
Carolina Power & light Co. and
the Morris Telephone Co. Both of
these concerns were hit pretty hard,
both put out of commission to a
large extent; the power company |
was totally out of business all day
Monday, no power or lights, but
about 9 o'clock they had made re
pairs in some sections of the town
and lights came on, with power |
ready for use yesterday morning.:
In some sections of the town the |
telephone wire were undisturbed,!
but in others poles and wires were
in one sure mess, and it will take
Toby Ledbetter and his crew several
days to stragihten them out. In the i
country districts it was just about
like it was here, many pine trees,
large enough for saw logs, were
snapped off, the body not being able
to support the heavy sleet.
But we are happy to say. there
was no one injured and save possibly
some little suffering for want of fuel
for fires no discomfort felt.
Give# Tobacco Men
^ Laat Thursday evening Mr. R.
?. Smith entertained the tobacco
buyers at his home on Lamar Street.
These guests were served a most
bountiful dinner and spent the
evening amidst the charming hospi
tality of their host's home. Those
enjoying this occasion were: Messrs.
W. H. Brandon. Wallace H. Harris.
H. H. Lyon, G> W. Walker and J. S.
Bargains In Clock#
- If you need a mantel clock we
have one made by the Seth Thomas
Clock Co., for $8.95, that is a real
bargain. Just a few left.
"Jewels Prom Newells"
Mr. Jlmmle Long was carried to
Wattg Hospital. Durham, yesterday
after suffering an acute attack of
appendicitis. He was operated on
this morning and at this writing is
reported to be getting along nice
ly. He is a student at State Col
lege. Raleigh, and was there when
The traffic problem on the tight
little island of Manhattan is grad
ually being eased by express high
ways. One elevated highway has
been in operation along the Hud
son for over two years. It Is but a
past of the "Marginal Highway
that is planned to' all but encircle
k -o ' 1
Germany, leading producer of am
ber. has an annual output of 000,
000 to 900,000 pounds, of which
per cent Is melted into amber
The California boxing
sion has entered into a
No City School
For This Week
We are requested to an
nounce that the City schools
will not open until Monday
moraine, March 5th.
STUDENTS DIE Of
Group Found Dead In Bed In
Community House At Dart
BLAST SPREADS GASES
Hanover, N. H., Feb. 25.?Nine
Dartmouth students, all members of
the Theta Chi fraternity, were kill
ed here today by carbon monoxide
poisoning while asleep in the fra
The students were last seen alive
by members of the fraternity who
did not live at the house but who
had been playing bridge during the
evenirg with the victims.
The death were discovered by the
house janitor, Merton B. Little.
He told police he visited the house
during the morning to fix the fur
nace fire. He noticed, he said, that
coal gas had caused an explosion,
which had blown open the furnace
doors and had disconnected the pipe
Which led into the chimney.
Someone, he said, apparently had
heard the explosion and had prop
ped the furnace doors closed, but in
the semi-darkness of the cellar had
not noticed that the furnace pipe
was disconnected. He. said he visit
ed the boys' sleeping rooms and had
closed some windows as was his
custom. He observed the students
in bed, apparently asleep, he said.
The windows had been opened
only a very small width, he said, be
cause of the sub-zero temperatures
prevailing during the night. He left
the house and did not return until
about 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Little said he noticed the unusual
quietness of the house and visited
the sleeping rooms again. When he
saw the youths apparently asleep in
the same positions he had seen them
in the morning he called Chief of
Police Dennis J. Hallifey.
BACK TO NORMAL
Section Recovering After Two
Days Of Ice - Locked
Charlotte, Feb. 27.?North Caro
lina's- Piedmont area tonight was
gradually returning to normal after
two days of ice-locked helplessness.
The wheels of Industry began to
turn once more In Greensboro, High
Point, and Winston-Salem as elec
tric power, cut off Sunday night by
snapping wires and falling poles, was
Communications companies prom
ised to have at least emergency con
1 nections with all points by tomor
Greensboro was the first to re
cover. Power went on there last
night and fairly regular telephone
and telegraph service was resumed
- Winston-Salem, high Point and
' scores of other foothill cities, how
ever, remained without direct wire
Conservative estimates placed
damage and loss due to the storm
in the millions of dollars. High Point
and Wlhston-Salem estimated loss
! es at somewhere in the neighbor -
i hood of $1,000,000 each.
! The Southern Public Utilities Co..
j which operates in the greater part of
! the stricken area, .declined to estl
I mate its damage today. Its wires
and poles constituted a web of
wreckage over an area almost 100
miles In diameter.
First word of conditions in Wlns
tno-Salem came to The Associated
Press in Charlotte through amateur
j radio stations in the two towns.. The
j messages told of a dark and dreary
city, its homes and offices unllght
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NEW KING AND QUEEN OF BELGIUM
BRUSSELS, Belgium . . . His supreme hour of being declared "Leopold
in, King of the Belgians," tempered by an agonizing grief at the sud
den and tragic death of his father, Albert I, killed in a mountain fall,
has further endeared the former Crown Prince to his people and today
he has an entire nation's sympathy and support. Top photo, a most
recent picture of the new King, Leopold III and his Queen, who was
Crown Princess AStfid. Inserts: the late King, Albert I and portrait
of Leopold ni.
Roxboro Tobacco Market
Has Successful Season
Warehousemen And Buyers
Work In Harmony, And
Prices Have Been Most
The Roxboro tobacco market clos
ed for the season today, but to all
intents and purposes it has been
closed since last Friday, as sales
this week have been almost nil. The
weather Monday and Tuesday prac
tically put the market out of busi
While the market fell far short
of the goal fixed by the boosters,
still, it has been better than it was
the past year, and while poundage
has fallen short it is very gratify
ing to know that prices have held
up well throughout the season. The
reports sent out by the government
monthly has shown Roxboro mar
ket well up with the best of them,
in fact save one market there has
has been only a slight difference.
This has been most encouraging, for
many farmers in this County had
gotten the notion that the Roxboro
market had fallen down and those
who sold here did so at a great
Toss. The truth is, the buyers on
this market have the same latitude
as those same buyers have on other
markets, and have kept the price
I in keeping with the best.
We want to say at no time in
the history of the market has there
been a better set of buyers repre
senting the big companies; they
have been on their toes throughout
I the season, and they are gentlemen
of the first rank, with the interest
of the market at heart all of the
time. The warehouses were all well
and ably manned, run by men of the
County and were working for and
with their friends. If we can re
tain these same forces we can well
promise in advance that the Rox
boro market will take its proper
place in the coming season. The
tobacco is produced here, and there
Is absolutely no good reason why
the market should not sell above
the ten million mark every year.
At a meeting of the To
bacco Board of Trade this
morning it was decided to
keep the market open until
Friday. If you have any on
hand bring it in this week.
MRS. MARY GUNTER
BOYD PASSES AWAY
Dies At Her Home On Wed
nesday Evening; Seriously
111 Only Short Time
| Mrs. Mary Qunter Boyd, age 68,
died at the home of her husband,
Mr. A. L. Boyd, about six miles
west of Roxboro, on Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Boyd had
been in ill health for several years,
and was taken to her bed on Mon
day before her death, and grew
rapidly worse until her death. She
was a consecrated Christian, a mem
ber of Lambeth Memorial Baptist
church, and a woman of lovely dis
position and character. She is sur
vived by husband three sons, O. B.
Boyd, Marion Station. Va.; C. L.
Boyd of Durham and A. L. Boyd
of Roxboro; one sister, Mrs. J. R.
Ellen of Battleboro, N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
at Lambeth Memorial church on
' Friday, Feb. 23rd, at 11 o'clock. Rev.
L. V. Coggins in charge. The active
pall bearers were Messrs. C. H.
Dunkley, Willard Pulliam, Morris
Daniel. Bethel Hall, Cleve Wrenn.
and S. C. Tillman. Flower bearers
were members ' of the Woman's
Missionary society of Lambeth Me
morial church. The song selections
were "Rock of Ages," "Beautflul
Isle." and "We're Marching to Zlon." j
LOOK AT YOUR LABEL
Unless there ts a mistake, and II there Is we will be only
too glad to correct tt, your label tells you when your subscription
to The Courier expires. As you remember only too well the
tobacco crop In this County was almost * total failure In 1932-33.
When the market closed In 1933 It showed that a very small
amount had been produced, and sold for an average of less than
seven dollars per hundred. Of course under these circumstances
we knew you could not pay for anything, and at the request of
many we continued sending you the paper.
This year It la a different proposition, you have produced a
splendid crop, and sold It for a profit?something you have not
done before In several years Notwithstanding you could tell from
your label Just how you stood with us, we have Just finished send
ing out statements to every one who Is behind with his subscrip
tion and we trust every one receiving such a statement will come
In and renew. We do not want to lose a single subscriber, but
friends, it takes money to publish a newspaper, and especially
since we all Joined tile NRA. and It is Impossible for us to mall
you The Courier unless you will kindly renew your subscrptlon.
We want you to have, what we believe Is the best newspaper
ever published In this section, but If you do not renew we will
have to drop your name from our list. If you fall to receive
your copy after this week, don't cuss us, or the mall carrier. Just
remember the rules of the postal laws and regulations do not
allow us to do so, after a given 'time, without placing a one
cent stamp on every paper so mailed.
Please let us have your renewal without delay.
J. W. Noell,
Editor and Publisher, ,
FRANKLIN LONG WEDS
MISS JESSIE DUNCAN
Impressive Ceremony Held
This Morning at Edgar Long
Miss Jessie Duncan, charming
and accomplished daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. O. A. Duncan, and Prank
lln Long, oldest son of Mr. W. P.
Long, were united in marriage this
morning in a beautiful ceremony at
Edgar Long Memorial Church with
Rev. J. P. Herbert, pastor of both
the bride and the groom, perform
ing the ceremony. Prior to the wed
ding Mrs. Mary Hunter Long, or
ganist. played Nevin's "Venetian
Love*Song," and Drdla's "Souvenir."
Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" was play
ed as the processional. As this was
the thirty-fourth anniversary of the
wedding of the bride's parents, Mrs.
Duncan wore a corsage of white
carnations, the same kind of flowers
that she carried at her wedding.
The ushers, Messrs. George and
Howard Duncan, brothers of the
bride, John Bullock and Edwin
Long, entered and took their places
around the altar. Mrs. H. L. Woods,
sister of the bride, was matron of
honor. She was attired in an aqua
marine gown with brown accessories,
and carried Talisman roses. Mrs
Woods was followed by Mrs. E. W.
Tucker of South Boston. Va., an
other sister of the bride, who was
dame of honor. She wore an ashes
of roses gown with brown acces
sories. and carried sweetheart roses.
The Dame and Matron of Honor
took their places to the left of the
altar. Immediately preceding the
bride were little - Misses Mary Jo
Tucker and June Woods, neices of
the bride, who scattered rose petals
in the path of the bride. The bride
entered on the arm of her father
Mr. G. A. Duncan who gave her in
marriage. She was dressed in a
dark blue gown with accessories tc
match, and a shoulder corsage oi
gardenias. She wore her maternal
grandmother's wedding ring and car
ried her mother's wedding handker
chief. The groom entered from the
right hand vestibsle. accompanied by
his best man, Henry D. Long, Jr.
The bride and groom met in front
of the altar which was ^aajitifully
decorated with ferns, lilies or the
valley, and topped by candlebra.
Rev. Mr. Herbert, using the impres
sive ring services of the Methodist
Church united them in the holy
bonds of matrimony. During the
ceremony the organist played softly
"Estrellito." using Mendelssohn's
"Wedding March" as the recessional.
Immediately following the wed
ding Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Duncan
entertained the wedding party at a
wedding breakfast at their lovelv
home on Lamar Street. Mr. and
Mrs. Long left after this for an ex
tended bridal tour of the north.
Mrs. Long is a popular member of
the younger set of Roxboro. Sh"
graduated from Roxboro High School
with the class of 1931. then going
to a business school in Petersburg.
Va. For some time she has held
a responsible position with the Camp
Fertilizer Co. of this city. Mr. Long
is a well-known and popular young
man of this city, having lived here
practically all of his life. He re
ceived his education from Roxboro
High School, and now holds a po
sition with Collins & Aikman Corp.
File Income Report
On February the 23rd and 24th
Deputy Collector George D. Davis,
was scheduled to be in Roxboro-to
assist th$ taxpayers in filing their
1933 Income Tax Returns.
Owing to the fact that Mr. Davis
has been ill with pneumonia it was
Impossible for him to be in Rox
boro on the above dates.
Mr Davis Is now back at work
and will be in Roxboro on March
2nd and 3rd.
Scrap Tobacco Wanted
? you have any scrap or tobacco
on hand and will deliver it to me
at the Hyco Warehouse on or be
fore March 10th I will buy same.
Bring it in at once.
Geo. W. Walker.
Phere will be a Called Communl
tlon of Peraon Lodge No. 113. A.
ft A- **.. ?t
10 o'clock P. M.
March 6th. for
,rk in the Third
til Master Ma
is are. invited (
William W. Morten, Master,
* BwxUe Riggabee, Beefy.
I' i "
THE M. E. LADIES
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club met
on Monday night for its usual week
ly meeting. However they met on
this occasion with the ladies of the
Methodist Church who served them
a bountiful supper in the basement
of the church. The president, Bax
ter Mangum, extended a welcome
to E. E. Thomas, a new member,
with some remarks to the effect
! that when he was not under his
wife's surveillance, he was supposed
to abide by the rules that govern all
good Kiwanians. After the intro
duction of guests for the evening,
who were: Dr. G. W. Gentry, Rev.
Joe B. Currin, and Wilmer Malone,
the program was turned over to
Sam Byrd Winstead who was the
leader for the evening; he in turn
called for remarks from P. O. Car
ver, Jr., who spoke briefly On Ki
wanis Education. Then the speak
er of the evening, Rev. Joe B. Cur
rin, was introduced and he gave to
the club some very interesting food
for thought on the spiritual side of
our living. After these talks the
club adjourned with a song selec
tion by .the group.
Rotary Meeting Has
At the regular meeting Thursday
night at Hotel Jones the Rotary
club was presented with a program j
of unusual Interest. The club's ora- j
' tors, consisting of J. W. Noell, J. S.
Walker and Alex Sergeant, made
J. W. Noell spoke on "Rotary of
Yesterday." He traced the history
of Rotary since its organization by
! Paul Harris. He described the
growth and achievements of the
' Roxboro club since Its organization
with emphasis being placed on its
1 work for crippled children.
J. S. Walker spoke on "Rotary of
' Today." He congratulated the club
1 on its excellent work and enumer
ated the many virtues of Roxboro.
1 He stated that Rotary fostered world
brotherhood, international peace,
and good will. "Rotary of Today,"
he said, "has 3,600 clubs and are
Alex Sergeant spoke on "Rotary
of Tomorrow." He stated that "Ro
tary of Tomorrow required the best
of us individually." He predicted
that the growth of Rotary would re
sult in friendship instead of hatred,
understanding in place of misun
derstanding and friendship for fear
The guests of the club were S. B.
Winstead. Dr. A. P. Nichols, Joe
Pointer and C. L. Brooks. ?
MILLIONS TO VETS
BUT HALTS BONUS
Vote To Restore Millions To
World War Veterans And
LOOMS AS CERTAINTY
Washington, Feb. 27.?In a session
that voted down a plan for imme
diate payment of the bonus, the
Senate put through a series of
amendments today that all but an
nihilated the economy act's *400,
000,000 savings in veterans' benefits
and Federal pay.
Despite warnings from adminis
tration leaders of a certain Presi
dential veto, and a challenge to the
Democratic leadership, the inde
pendent offices, bill was passed and
returned to the House loaded with
approximately *350,000,000 of new
benefits for the veterans and Fed
The liberalizations were accom
plished by a coalition of Republic
ans and Democrats, but the member
ship refused, by 64 to 24, to adopt
an amendment by Senator Long (D.,
La.), for immediate payment of the
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TO THE PUBLIC
It has been rumored around that
we are no longer agents for the
Plymouth automobile. We wish to
say that this is an erroneous report,
because we are now representing
any company that we have ^ver re
presented. We were the first Ply
mouth dealers for this county and
territory, and we still have the
agency. Our entire list of cars can
be found on another page of this
paper. We will be glad for you to
drop In and let .us demonstrate
these new 1934 cars to you.
JACKSON MOTOR CO.
Carolina Alumni To
Organize March 9th
On Friday night, March 9. all the
Alumni of the University of North
Carolina in Person County will hold
the initial meeting, for purposes of
organizing an Alumni Chapter in
Person County. This meeting will
be a supper meeting at the Woman's
club building in Roxboro Coach
Snavely and otl\?rs from the Uni
versity will be guests of the even
ing with Coach Snavely the princi
pal speaker. All altimni who desire
to attend are urged to get in touch
with Sam Byrd Winstead, Gene
Thompson, Carl Winstead or F. O.
AGED LADY PASSES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Mary Hicks Dies At Her
Heme Here Thursday,
Mrs. Mary Hicks. 74. died at her
home here last Thursday at 12:15
o'clock noon after an Illness of
mere than Ave months. Her death
was attributed to a complication of
diseases. She underwent an oper
ation about five months ago from
which she never recovered. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. A.
O. Yarboro and Miss Nettie Hicks,
both of Roxboro; one sister, Mrs.
Brud Sally, of Danville,, - Va? and
one brother. Jimmie Brooks, of
Funeral services were conducted
from the home on Saturday after
noon at 2:30 with Rev. W. F. West
of the First Baptist Church, Rev. J.
A- Herndon, of Durham, and Rev.
B. E. Kelly of Grace Methodist
Church, officiating. Interment was
in Burchwood cemetery. Active pall
bearers were: Messrs. A. S. Hassan.
Wilson Long, C. E. Day, E. T. Day,
George E. and Jasper Harris. Hon
orary pall-bearers were: Messrs. W.
D. Yarboro, F. D. Long, O. L.
Rhew. J. E. Rhew, John D. Yarboro.
Jim Yarboro, Daniel Davis, J. W
Hamlett. Aubrey King. J. W. Fred
erick, Ivy "Pleasant, Sam Perkins.
J. M CBrlant. C. H. Brooks. H. O.
Long. F. W. White, Allan Workman,
C. F. Tuck, and D. C. Gentry. Flor
al bearers were: Mesdames Wilson
Long, H. O. Long,, Daniel Davis, J.
Andrew Day, Joe King, Will Jones,
Laura K. Day, John Hobgood, W. X.
Stewart, Jasper Burch, R. K. Young,
D. C. Swartz. Allan Workman. C. F.
Tuck. O. L. Rhew. Visses Sue Fred
erick. Lizzie Day and Myrtle Morris.
A new farm machine does several
jobs at onoe, combining the work of
the spring tooth harrow, the roller,
| and the grain drill.
. Last night the Masonic Lodge of
Person County was entertained by
the ladies of Circle No. 4 of Long
Memorial Church. They were serv
ed a delicious supper in the base
ment of the church after which they
adjourned to the lodge hall for the
usual monthly meeting. After the
regular business of the evening had
been disposed of the meeting was
turned over to Mayor R. B. Dawes
who in a very effective style pre
sented to the Masons two different
viewpoints of Masonry.
Miss Moore Is Asst.
County Health Nurse
Miss Pansy Moore of the Wake
County Health Dept. is now con
nected with the Health Department
of this county as assistant to Mrs.
I. D. O'Briant. County Health Nurse.
Miss Moore is a graduate of the
Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem,
finishing with the class of 1930.
There wil be a fiddlers convention
held at Berea high school on March
1st, at S p. m. Admission 15 and
23 oents. Proceeds will go to the
library funds for the purpose of
buying books. 92.00 prize for best
fiddler; $1.50 for best banjo; $1.50
for best guitar and 91.90 for beat
combination. You are cordially in
vited to this convention.
H. M. School Closed
Until Monday, Mar. 5
In keeping with the Superintend
ent's request the Hurdle Mills School
will not resume activities until
Monday, March 8.
joe B. Currln, Principal.