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VOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENINGS-MARCH 14, 1934. NO. 11.
HOUSE WAS PUT
ON COURT STREET
Due To Some Criticism Mrs.
S. E Davis Makes Explana
tion; Asks Co-Operation
NEARNESS TO SWIMMING
POOL ONE ADVANTAGE
There has been some friendly
criticism as to the location of -the
community building which is being
erected with the aid of the CWA.
. Understand there Is no semblance of
any fight over the proposition, just
friendly criticism, which Mrs. Davis
says is appreciated. We asked her
^ for a statement, which she gives as
^ For the benefit of the public and
especially those who are criticizing
us in regard to the location of the
Community House. I want to give a
few reasons for our decision. First,
we had a limited amount of time
and means to select a place. The
committee investigated several loca
tions but there was something wrong
with each. We finally settled on the
lot3 adjoining the swimming pool,
size 100 by 160 feet, and when we
met with the CWA committee they
wanted more land for recreation and
playground and asked us to see if
we could get the whole block back
On investigation found we could
get the whole block, of a little less
than an acres of and. for the same
price of the lot adjoining the poo],
so we felt that we had Just what
we wanted and at a very flattering
The swimming pool was a draw
ing card in this decision for several
reasons. We thought it decidedly
better to have all the civic activities
as near together as possible to elim
inate unnecessary expenses. One
keeper could attend to all. Another
reason, the branch is .such a nice
place for the small children to play,
housed in from the streets and far
enough from the business section to
assure safety and quiet.
Had we been financially able to
secure the beautfiul and convenient
ly accessible lot just back of the
court house and placed on it the
building outlined by me at the Ro
tary club in the spring it would cer
tainly have been a grand success
and filled a very sore need, but It
was simply impossible with the CWA
Those who are dissatisfied with
the present work done on the com
munity center can now take up and
put through the building of a more
adequate and accessible one on
Court Square. You wouldn't. go
wrong for It is a beautiful lot and
a building, costing around $25,000,
with a large auditorium and clinic
would certainly be very useful In
deed. If you will get figures on
the amount of money Person Coun
^ ty pays to hospitals elsewhere for
A services on such cases as could be
W uccesfull,y treated in a clinic here
ue would have an ample amount to
build and maintain just such a
building. Why not investigate?
First Baptist Church
God?the .greatest lover
so loved?the greatest degree
the world?the greatest company
that he gave?His greatest act
His only begotten Son?the great
that whosoever?the greatest op
- * portunity
belleveth?the greatest simplicity
In Him?the greatest attraction
should not perish?the greatest
but?the greatest certainty
eternal life?the gretaest possession."
Bible School 9:45 A. M. Dr. H.
M. Beam. General Supt.
Preaching 11:00 A. M. Subject,
"With Christ In The Oarden."
B Y. P. U's 6:30 P. M. Misg Lo
rena Wade. Oeneral Director.
Preaching 7:30 P. M. Subject:
"Justified By Faith."
A cordial invitation Is extended
to all. W. F. West. Pastor.
WITH THE BOYS
Last Thursday afternoon Dr. E. J.
Tucker and Meurs. R. L. Harris, N.
Lunsford and 7. W. Noell were down
Raleigh way. They were Just mix
ing with the boys who were there
to attend the State Executive Com
mittee meeting. Just as predicted
by us In our last issue the meeting
was simply a love feast. Mr. Shup
lng having no opposition at all.
Now just watch some smart aleck
ask what were mixing?
LOCAL P. T. A.
The Kiwanls Club met In Its reg
ular weekly meeting on Monday,
night In the Womans' Club build
tng jylth the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation serving the dinner. They
served an excellent chicken dinner
with all the accessories and a huge
slice of lemon pie to top it off.
However,- thqy didnt have much
left when that bunch of hungry Ki
-wanians got through.
B. B. Mangum, president, an
nounced that there would be no
meeting here on next Monday night
due to the fact' that there would
be an inter-club meeting for the
ians at Oxford on Tuesday night.
He urged everyone who could pos
sibly do so to attend this meeting
in Oxford. The chairman on Pub
lic Affairs reported that work was
progressing favorably on the Com
munity House and that they were
putting forth every effort to com
plete it as soon as possible. At the
conclusion of the regular business
the chairman turned the program
over to Hank Simmons and Brodie
Riggsbee who had charge of the
evening's entertainment. They, in
turn, introduced the Golden Star
Quartet, locally famed negTO quar
et. These musicians harmonized
some old negro songs and ditties.
Mr. S. B. Mason of Raleigh was
a guest of the club.
Six To State Clinic
The Rotary Club each year spon
sors trips for the crippled of Person
County to the State Crippled Clinic
in Goldsbgro. for examination, and,
if need be, to the State Orthpedic
Hospital in Oastonia. On Thursday
of this week six of these children
will go to Goldsboro. This is one
of the regular tr'ips, some going
three times per year and others go
ing less frequently.
A large number of farmers gather
ed here Saturday afternoon to hear
Mr. Sanders explain the tobacco
situation, especially that part of it
pertaining to the crop reduction.
We think he made the matter clear
and are not expecting any trouble
along this line.
. A Correction
In our last week's issue we inad
vertently put the wrong telephone
number In Clara's Beauty Shoppe
advertisement. It read phone 678
when it should have read phone
TO AUTO INJURIES
Leasburg Resident Dies in
Watts Hospital From
Mr. Eula C. Terry, 27-year-old
resident of Leasburg. died in Watts
: Hospital last Thursday afternoon
from injuries received in an auto
mobile accident which occurred
about four miles west of Roxboro
last Wednesday about 5:30 P. M.
Mr. Terry was riding with H. E. j
Pleasants and Clifton Tatum. with
I Mr. Pleasants driving the car. When
, a dog stepped into the path of the
car. the driver swerved the car. it
striking the soft dirt on the side of
the road and turning over several
times. Pleasants and Tatum were
thrown clear of the car. suffering
bruises and some other painful but
not serious injuries. Mr. Terry was
caught in the car and crushed. He
died as a result of a fractured skull.
Mr. Terry is survived by his wife,
his father. C. H. Terry, of Jeffries
Junction. Va? his stepmother, and
three sisters. Mrs. George Yancey.
Mrs. Henry Russell, and Mis, Flem
ing Terry all of South Boston, Va.
Funeral services were conducted
from Ephesus Church on last Fri
day. ^Phesus 1, near Jeffries Junc
i ton, his father's home.
FOR YEAR 1934
The following tax listers have
been appointed to list taxes for
Allensvllle Township: J. L Gentry
Bushy Pork Township: D. A. Hester
Cunningham Twp: J. R. Franklin
Flat River Township: D. R. Rhew
Holloways Towns: J. Y. Humphries
Mt. Tlrzah Township: J. R. Jones
Olive Hill Twp.: T. C. Wagstaft
Roxboro Township: O. W. Walker
Woodsdale Township: J. F. Bailey
ON DEATH ROW,
Three Person Negroes Among
The Number Baptized By
FIRST TIME IN HISTORY
SO MANY BAPTIZED
Twelve men, all negroes, who are
scheduled to die at the hands of
the State sometime in the near fu
ture, prepared themselves for death
in Raleigh last Thursday when they
were baptized by Rev. J. H. Tucker
of Guilford Chaptl Methodist
Church of Middlesex. It is custo
mary, according to prison officials,
for condemned men to be baptized
before they are taken to the chair,
if they so desire, but never before
has there been a time in the history
of the prison when twelve received
the religious rite at the same time.
Nor has there ever been a time in
the history of North Carolina .when
as many men were awaiting death
as there are now. There are twen
ty-three men on death row in the
State Prison. These baptized on
Thursday were: James Johnson,
sentenced for murder; Jesse Brooks,
from Durham, for murder; Emauel
Bittings, from Person for murder;
Willie Crokett, from Forsyth for
murder; Johnnie Hart from Samp
son for murder; Tom Williams from
Person for murder; Johnnie John
son from Sampson for murder;
George Whitfield from Guilford for
criminal assault; James Dallas Ham
let from Duplin for burglary; James
Green from Pitt for criminal as
sault; Ossie Smith, now on death
row for safekeeping under indict
ment for murder in Northampton:
and Walter Thaxton from Person for
H. M. WOMAN
TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Fleeta Love Bradsher, 50,
died suddenly of a heart attack at
her home near Hurdle Mills last
Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock. She
was. stricken while sitting before the
Are in her home with her husband.
Mrs. Bradsher, who was well
known in the county, was a life
long member of the Union Methodist
church near Hightowers.
In addition to her husband she is
survived by one brother, John Love,
of Appomatox, Va? and three sis
ters, Miss Emma Love, of Leasburg;
Mrs. Oscar Briggs, of Leasburg. and
Mrs. Booth Swain, of Blanche.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Union church at 2:30
o'clock Monday afternoon. Inter
ment was in the church cemetery.
Rev.- T. R. Jenkins of Leasburg. of
Death of Prominent
Mr. D. D. Satterfield, who lived
near Prospect Hill, Caswell county,
died early thsi morning. Mr. Sat
terfield was well known here, having
been connected with the Hyco Ware
house for several years. He was one
of the most prominent men of his
section, and will be sorely missed
by his friends and neighbors.
Garden Club To Meet
The Garden club will meet Mon-|
day, March 19th. at the Woman's
club room at 3 o'clock, p. m. A full
attendance is urged as it is our
first meeting of the year 1934.
Bring a friend.
Mr. Clayton Hurt
On last Saturday morning while:
the snow wag (ailing Mr. Proph
Clayton of Tlmberlake had the
misfortune of falling while crossing
.a foot log and bruised both of his
legs pretty badly. It Is hoped that
he will soon be able to get out
Viriginia Liquor Bill
Signed By Governor
Richmond, Va., March 12.?Gov.
George C. Peery Wednesday signed
the dispensary liquor control bill,
assuring legal liquor in Virginia on
P. T. A. Meeting
The P. T, A. will hold Its regular
meeting on Monday, March 10. at
3:30 In the Central School build
ing. Election of officers for 1934-35
tfUl be held at this time, and a full
attendance Is desired. |
WASHINGTON: . . . Josfeph B.
Poindexter (above) former Attorney.
General of Montana, more recently
U. S. District Judge, in Honolulu,
and Democratic leader in Hawaii,
has been nominated by President
Roosevelt for the post of Governor
TOR LOW-PILE VELVET
Collins & Aikman Develops
New Upholstery Which
By way of N. W. Ayer & Son, ad
vertising agents, we get the follow
ing news concerning one of our large
Due to increased demand from au
tomobile manufacturers for new low
pile mohair velvet automobile up
holstry, Collins and Aikman Cor
poration, have expanded their
working force more than 30% since
the beginning of the 1934 season.
The Corporation, which has mills
at Philadelphia. Pa., Bristol, R. I.,
and Roxboro, N. C., reports that they
are employing more men now than
at any time since 1929.
At recent automobile shows,, the
company introduced an improved
new low-pile mohair velvet uphol
stery which is meeting with a most
favorable response from both the
automobile industry and the public.
Present production schedules for
these new fabrics are keeping
thousands of employees busy in the
NOT TEN YEARS
AGO BUT TODAY
In a recent Issue we published the
report of what one of our farmer
friends had done with a flock of
hens. Mr. J. T. Wade read the ar
ticle and brought us the following
report of what his flock has done,
and is doing today. Prom Nov. 1st
to March 1st, Just four months, he
gathered 1012 eggs from 24 hens.
The cost of this flock for these four
months was $9.35. Mr. Wade is en
thusiastic over his hens, and says
if you will keep only pure bred
Rhode Hand Reds, as he does, and
give them attention, they will cer
tainly pay well for the time and
Concert Called Off
Rev. J. P. Herbert has received a
card from Col. Winfleld of the Dur
ham Corps. Salvation Army, an
nouncing that due to unavoidable
complications the concert scheduled
to be at the Long Memorial audi
torium on the coming Friday night
would have to be called off,. It is
hoped that the plan may b^ carried
out at a later date.
Dr. Howard Olive
Hill P.T.A. Speaker
?Dr. George Howard. Extension
Teacher from Chapel Hill, will be
the guest speaker before the Olive
Hill P. T. A. Friday, March 16th, at
3 o'clock in the school auditorium.
Dr. Howard is an interesting
speaker and we are sure many par
ents will want to hear him. We ex
tend an invitation to visitors.
On Tuesday, March 27 the Person
Masonic Lodge No. 113 will have the
regular meeting in the form of a
dinner. Each Mason is urged to
attend and to bring h!a wife, or
daughter, or sister in order that
this lodge may organize an Eastern
Star. The dinner will be served at
the Woman's Club at #:30 o'clock
by the women of Circle No. 2, of
Please notify J. B Riggsbee, sec
retary -of the lodge. If you expect
to attend. I
U. N. C. ALUMNI
Attended By About Thirty
And Seven Guests
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
A' combination dinner-organization
meeting of the Alumni of the Uni
versity of North Carolina in Person
County was held last Friday even
ing in the Womans' Club building
with the ladies of the Episcopal
Church serving a most bountiful and
delicious dinner to those present.
Out of a total of fifty-seven mem
bers in the county about thirty alum
ni were present with some other
guests making a total of thirty
seven who partook of the dinner.
Guests of the club were Messrs.
Charlie, Wallace, and R. L. Harris,
E. E. Thomas, of Roxboro, Coach
Carl C. Snavely, Maryon Saunders
and Dr. George Howard of Chapel
Hill, and Mr. Walter D. Toy, Jr.
After the dinner had been served
Mr. W. D. Merritt, Master of Cere
monies, turned the meeting over to
Mr. J. Maryon Saunders. Executive
Secretary df the General Alumni
Association, who explained briefly
the ways in which an Alumni Club
could be of service to the University.
He read some recommendations
suggesting that they would be a
good basis on which the club could
base its operations. Then the chair
man called on the nominating com
mittee to submit its report regard
ing the selection of officers to head
the club for its first year. This re
port was: For President, W. D.
Merritt: for Vice-Pres., Dr. A. F.
Nichols; for Secretary-Treas., F. O.I
Carver, Jr. These men were dulyj
seconded and elected by the group.
In his own inimitable way Mr.
Merritt introduced the speaker of
the evening, Coach Carl Snavely.!
Mr. Snavely is the new football
coach at Carolina, and this year's
football team will be the first that
he has turned out in the South.
| coming as he did from Bucknell,
University in Pennsylvania. Mr.
Snavely impressed his hearers by
h i s straightforward manner o f
.'speaking and the way in which he
faced the fact that he was, for the
, first time, coaching a team to meet
I some of the most formidable oppon
ents that the South affords. Mr.
Snavely made no wild predictions
that his team next year would
sweep everything in its path, no^|
! did he make any pre-season alibis
for games that he might lose during
the coming season. Tlie gist of his
remarks took the trend that if he
had the material, that he does have
at Carolina, at BucknelT" or some
other school where he has coached
and has had an opportunity to study j
the opposition that be would have |
to face, he would consider that his
team would accredit themselves
very well. On the whole his talk
was optimistic and impressive m its'
straightforwardness and simplicity.
S. S. CLASS
Last night the Sunday school
class of Mr. Kendall Street met at
the home of Mrs. B. W. Gardner on
South Main Street where they en
Joyed a supper together. This class
Is a class of young men of the
Long Memorial Methodist Church.
After supper the boys enjoyed a so
cial hour around the board discuss
ing various problems that confront
young men and Sunday school
Delivers Self To
Philadelphia, March 12.?Andrew
Mearkle, prosperous seventy-year
old Philadelphia manufacturer, de
livered himself to an undertaking
Despondent because of a pro
longed Illness, Mearkle hailed a
taxlcab and ordered the driver to
take him to the address of a mor
tuary. As the taxi reached Its des
tination, Mearkle drew a pistol and
shot himself through the heart. i
Messrs. D. L. Whitfield, J. F
Whitfield, John Rlmmer. Luther
Hawking and Mr. Watson, all of
Hurdle Mills, spent several days in
Washington. D, C., last week.
Messrs. J. F. Whitfield and Luther
Hawkins were looking after securing
a patent on an lmpro>ed wassboard.
the others on a sight-seeing trip. I;
NEW SERIES OF
ROXBORO B. & L.
IS NOW READY
In another column will be found
an advertisement of the Roxboro
Building & Loan Association call
ing attention to the fact that a new
series is now open. There are many
reasons why you should take stock
| in this splendid Institution, the first
is, that it is almost proof against
I loss?as near as any business can
be! it has been in business here for
ten years and not only has never
suffered a loss for its stockholders
in these years, including the years
of depression, but it has consistent
ly earned better than six per cent,
running from six and a half to a
little more than eight per cent one
year. Do you know of -any invest
ment which is so safe that will pay
you more thah six per cent, tax
free? Yes, tax free, for you do not
have to pay taxes on any stock you
may own in this Institution.
We strongly advise every one who
' is trying to save money to take
| some stock in the Roxboro Building
& Loan; take just as many shares
as you think you can carry, and you
will be surprised how easy it is to
< save money.
After much thought and hard
work on the part of the Indiana- j
polls Life Insurance Company theyj
have found out that they can issue
a $3000 policy at about the rates of
the ordinary life, which will pay
your family $30 per month for ten
years an dthen give you your $3000
at the end of that time. You receive'
a total of $7000 by only carrying
with us a $3000 policy. By adding
double indemnity to this it will pay
from $3000 to $14000. It will pay you
to see us about the latest thing out.
We can save you some money.
KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY
B. B. Knight, Mgr. j
The Young- Peoples' Division of
Oak Grove Church will present aj
pagenat next Sunday morning in
observance of Young Peoples' Day. I
Sunday school at 10. pageant at 11
A. M. You are cordially invited to
attend these services.
Thanks All For Help
We wish so much. we could see
and thank every one who helped us
in any way to win the Chevrolet in,
The Courier contest. The car Just
arrived last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. and
Helen WagstafT. |
WHITE HOUSE FAVORS
BANK SYSTEM PLANS
Special System Of Industrial
Banks Proposed As Aid To
Washington, March 13.?Potential
employment of possibly a million
workers in the heavy industries has
inclined the administration to a
"favorable" attitude on federal re-!
serve board plans for a special sys
tem of industrial banks.
This word was brought from the
White House today by Secretary
Morgenthau and Governor Eugene
Black, of the reserve board who ad
vanced the project for a new bank- 1
ing chain to supply capital funds to
"I am convinced there is a need
for this kind of financing." Mor
genthau said after the meeting with
the President. "Mr. Roosevelt is
ready to ask Congress for the-Acces
sary legislation when the plan is
Black estimated roughly the re
porters that a survey by the 12 re
serve banks indicated some 500.000
to 1.000.000 men would gain em
ployment if long-term credit was
made available to hundreds of in
dustries needing capital money.
Many old people In this County
have received recently letters from
cne J. K. Pope, of Texas, who asks
that each one receiving said letter
enclose the namtes of Ave other
old people, and send 10 cents, not
In Stamps, and he will tell them
about receiving an old age pension.
This Is "a fraud, pure and simple,
and we trust ho one will send the ]
ten cents or the names. It is said
this man Pope has served several i
years In the Texas penitentiary. |i
HARRY L HOPKINS
OUTLINES PLAN TO
AID RURAL PEOPLE
Declares Old System Of Re
lief 'Like Dumping Money
Into A Sewer'
NEW PROGRAM WILL
BE MORE PERMANENT
Atlanta. March 13.?'live govern
ment's old system of relief was de
scribed today by Harry Hopkins,
national administrator, as "like
dumping money into a sewer."
The administrator outlining to
state directors of relief from 12
Southern and Southwestern states
a plan for rural rehabilitation, also
said the administration plans to
give Southern farmers a "decent
living," and see that the man who
got "a rotten deal in 1928-29 gets
an even break now."
The relief directors and Southern
authorities on agriculture were told
by the administrator to "forget
emergencies" and work for a perma
nent plan to make the heads of as
many of the 600,000 families in ru
ral areas of the country self-sus
taining as possible.
Public works projects, including
highway jobs, forestry work and
similar means of occupation, were
given as aids to the rehabilitation
Production of commodities, and
some of the cash crops, was the
other methods of putting the desti
tute back on his feet.
There will be approximately 120,
000 families in the South to be
benefitted by the rehabilitation plan
as suggested at the conference held
here yesterday and today.
Each state group presented pro
posals for the new plan as it af
fected their individual states. Fur
ther meetings" will be held in each
state at once at the suggestion of
the national administrator. Then
the general program will be put into
practice in .as wide an area as pos
Small industries, Hopkins said,
will be stated in rural areas, pro
viding part-time work.
"First," the speaker said, "he must
have a small tract of land?cjecent
land; then he must have a house, a
decent house in which to live. After
that has been done the government
can lend'him a mule, a cow, a hog.
chickens, and if necessary provide
him some groceries until he becomes
"We are going to quit giving re
lief in all rural America. We must
make the people now on relief rolls
"It is absurd to think of 600,000
families in the country being on
relief rolls. We are now taking care
of ten per cent) of all farm families
"The problem of aiding the farm
er is one of the greatest because he
has always thought of the money he
received as coming from the soil
and it has been hard for him to ad
just himself to any other condition."
At Long Memorial
For Sunday, Mar. 18
9:45: Sunday school. W. A. Ser
geant, General Supt.
11:00: Morning Worship Service.
This service will be in charge of the
young people of the church. Every
one ls urged to be present to hear
6:46; Young People's meetings.
Meeting for Intermediates and Sen
iors >t this hour.
7:30: Worship Service. Sermon by
the pastor. Mr. Herbert. Subject:
"He Was Wounded." Each Sunday
night Mr. Herbert is preaching an
evangelistic sermon for several
weeks to come.
The annual Jackson Day dinner
for the Young Democratic Club will
be held In Raleigh on March 3st.
Ticket* may be secured from dene
Thompson for $1.50 which will In
clude the dinner and a dance after
wards. Those Interested please get
In touch with Gene Thompson.
Methodist Choir To
Give Easter Cantata
On Easter Sunday night. April
1st, the choir of Long Memorial
Methodist Church will presety an
Easter Cantata: "Life Everlasting,"
by H. W. Petri*. This choir will be
assisted by several members from
the Baptist and the Presbyterian