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VOL. LI. ?OXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 21, 1934. NO. 12.
Roosevelt Takes Steps
To Remove Threats of
Serious Labor Trouble
President Sends Messages To
Groups Involved In Auto
mobile And Railroad
CALLS FOR PARLEYS
TO PREVENT HARM TO
Washington, March 20.?President
Roosevelt today called for peace par
leys in the railroad and automo
bile labor disputes to - quiet strike
threats that have arisen to menace
the recovery program.
His request brought from railroad
anagers an immediate agreement
further conferences and accep-1
tance of a President proposal that |
the present wages be continued in;
that Industry for another six
months. There was no immediate
announcement of the workers' re
To the automobile workers Mr.
Roosevelt sent a terse request that
the strike which had been called for
tomorrow be held oft until the lead- I
ers of that industry could come to i
Washington for a conference with
The central committee of the auto
workers' unions, after meeting, in
formed Mr. Roosevelt they agreed to
his offer to hold in abeyance strike
action pending the Washington dis
Both Presidential messages sug
gested the urgency for settlement.
The President told the automobile
workers' that "in the public interest."
he was "constrained to request you
to withhold strike action called for
' To the railroad employers and
employes he said:
*" "The active prosecution of the
controversy at the present time
would "have a most disturbing and
The proposal of the President had
suggested that the present ten per
cent railroad wage reduction be ex
tended for six months beyond the
existing fixed expiration date of
The railroad operators had pro
posed to the unions that the wage
reduction, instead of being continued
at 10 per cent below the basic pay
. rate, oe fixed at 15 per cent.
Ask For Raise.
The rail employes today asked for
a twenty per cent increase above
their present wage scale, or ten per
cent above the amount they were
receiving when the present cut went
The rail managers, in their com
munication to Mr. Roosevelt today,
however, withdrew their proposal
for the extra Ave per cent nav cut-j
A reply from the automobile work
ers in Michigan, received at about
the same time that the leaders of
the industry agreed to the confer
ence. told the President to "rest ai
sured" that they would urge a con
ference of offlcers of the workers
"to meet the situation in the spirit
you ask." . ,
Hardly had the Presidential mes
sage to the automobile workers been
cleared from the White House when
William Green, -president of the
American Federation of Labor, call
ed upon the automobile workers to
abide by Mr. Roosevelt's request for
a truce in the Impending strike.
NO, NOT FRIDAY
In our last issue we had an an
nouncement of the marriage of Miss
Grave Oravitt and Mr. Leonard
Gillls. and stated the marriage took
place on March 2nd. Now it hap
pened that March 2nd came on
Friday, and Mr. Glllis dropped in
and asked us to make the correc
tion. for. said he, the event was one
qf my life, but I would have been
afraid to take it on Friday. The
' marriage was on Thursday. March
The beautflul Easter Cantata en
titled "Life Everlasting," by Petrle,
will be presented at the Long Me
morial Church on Easter Sunday
night. April 1st. The choir will bo
assisted by the other choirs of Rox
There will be a skating party In
Planters Warehouse. Friday, March
23, at 7:30. Admission, skaters, 10c,
This morning Mr. T. W.
Henderson, who suffered
a stroke of paralysis some
time since, got up and
walked into the room of
Dr. B. E. Love, and se
cured his pistol and shot
himself. It is hoped the
wound will not be serious.
HOW TO ABOLISH
SO MANY STRIKES
If people would act wisely wealth
would be divided and each one of
us would be independent. The earn
ing class of people lack the ability
to prepare for the future. Too many
of us live for today with no goal
to work toward.
About $30.00 invisted with Us the
first year will give ydur family in
case of death $50 per month for 5
years. We can increase this or de
crease it. We would give you.about
$3,000 in cash. The second year you
would only have to pay $22.00.
We can give you any kind of in
vestment you desire. Indianapolis
KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY
MEETING OF DEM.
COUNTY EX. COM.
The Person County Democratic
executive committee met last Satur
day afternoon for the purpose of
endorsing a candidate for the Rox
boro postmastership. Owing to there
being four vacancies on the com
mittee, and the further fact that an
examination has been called for
this .position, it was decided to post
pone any recommendation until af
ter the examination.
U. S. Civil Service Com. An
nounces Examination For
Postmaster At Roxboro
To fill the vacancy in the position
of postmaster in this city, the Unit
ed States Civil Service Commission
has announced, aljhe request of the
Postmaster General and in accord
ance with an order of the President,
an open competitive examination.
" To" "be eligible for the examina
tion, an applicant must be a citizen
of the United States, must reside
within the delivery of this post of
fice, must have so resided for at
least one year next preceding the
date for close of receipt of appli
cation. MUST BE IN GOOD PHY
SICAL CONDITION, and _within
the age limits. Both men and women
Under the terms of the Executive
order, the Civil Service Commission
wil certify to the Postmaster Gen
eral the names of the highest three
qualified ellgibles. if as many as
three are qualified, from which the
Postmaster General may select one
for nomination by the President.
Confirmation by the Senate is the
Applicants will no' be required to
assemble In an examination room
for scholastic tests, but will be rated
on their education and business ex
1 perience and fitness. The Civil Ser
vice Commission will make inquiry
among representative local business
and professional men and women
concerning the experience, ability.
and character of each applicant,
and the evidence thus secured will
be considered in determining the
ratings to be assigned to the ap
The Commission states that pres
, identlal postmaster; are not in the
> classified civil service and that its
duties in connection with appoint
ments to such postions are to hold
examnations and to certify the re
sults to the Postmaster General.
The Commission is not Interested In
the political, religious, or fraternal
affiliations of any applicant.
Pull information and application
blanks may be obtained from the
secretary of the local board of civil
| service examiners at the post office
i in this city, or from the United
1 States Civil Service Commission,
j Washington, D. C.
OBSERVES S T.
The program of the Roxboro Ro
tary club last Thursday night was
; furnished by Rev. W. F. West, who
presented a St. Patrick program.
Rarely has the club enjoyed a finer
program, which consisted of solos
by Mrs. Carrie Pettigrew Bradsher
and- Mr. Jake Taylor. Both Mrs.
Bradsher and Mr. Taylor are re
cognized as soloists of the highest
j class, and on this occasion they
were at their best, and were loudly
applauded. Mr. West gave a short
! and interesting histofy of St. Pat
1 rick, with the startling informa
tion that St. Patrick was not an
Irishman, simply an adopted Irish
Upon invitation the next meet
ing of the club will be at the Wo
man's club rooms, refreshments will
be served by the Parent-Teacher
Mrs. Lewis Robinson died at her
home following an iliness of some
time. She was fifty-four years old
at the time of her death, and leaves
to mourn her passing her husband,
five boys and two girls.
She was a faithful member of
Ames Chapel Baptist Church, hav
ing joined there when only a small
child, forty-two years ago Her re
quest that she be buried at Bethel
Hill Baptist Church and that there
be no flowers were faithfully carried
out, and she was buried at Bethel
Hill Sunday afternoon.
Pall-bearers were: Messrs. K. C.
and B. C. Blanks, Baxter and Char
lie Dunn. William Wilborn and
STRUCK BY AUTO
On Sunday afternoon Miss Louise
Moore, youngest daughter -of?Mr.
and Mrs. John Moore, had the mis
fortune to fall in the path of an
automobile with a crushed ankle as
a result. It seems, that she was on
a pair of roller skates in the drive
way belonging to Mr. Otto Clayton,
who lives Just in front of her fa
ther's home, when a car belonging
to Mr. Clayton, struck her. For
tunately the slow speed at which
the car was being operated and the
fact that she did have skates to lend
protection to her foot, caused only
a crushed ankle, which will keep
little Miss Moore off her feet for
some time, but is not such a serious
Tom Williams, convicted with
Walter Thaxton for the murder of
Butler Gentry In the January term
of Superior Court, was granted a
reprieve by the Governor last Wed
nesday. In sentencing the two men
Judge Devin set the date for their
execution for March 23. but ftcting
in conjunction with the jury, he
recommended clemency for Wil
liams. Williams' execution date was
moved from Mar. 23 to June 8 by the
Governor. There was no Indication
of any reprieve for Thaxton.
Returned Too Soon
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Newell and
daughter, Miss Eloise, returned
Mofiday after spending about ten
days in Florida. Mr. Newell said
he was thoroughly convinced when
he looked out yesterday morning
that they returned Just about ten
days too soon.
Juniors, Take Notice!
Notice to Junior^ of Roxboro
Council. Come Monday night. Mar.
2'th, as we have some initiations
to put on. We will also serve some
R. W. Lunsford, R. 8.
ON THE JOB
To my friends of Roxbioro and
Person County. 1 wish to say that
I am home add -on the Job again.
J. J. WOODY.
Play At Brcokland
A one-act play will be presented
by the Young People's Division,
Brookland Church. March 2Sth. at
7:30. The public is invited,
Drs E. J. TUcker and J. H. Hughes
left Sunday morning for Washing
ton, D. C.t where' they will spend
several days attending a national
! dental clinic.
SPRING REVIVAL WILL
BEGIN APRIL 8TH AT
FIRST BAPTIST CHURGH
Dr. F. C. Feezor, Of Raleigh,
Will Preach; Rev: and Mrs.
Stukenbrok To Assist
NOW BEING HELD
Revival services will begin at the
First Baptist Church on Sunday,
April 8th, and continue for ten days
or two Weeks. Dr. F. C. Feezor, pas
tor of the Tabernacle Baptist
Church of Raleigh -will do the
preaching. Dr. Feezor is one of the
most outstanding preachers in the
state and we are fortunate indeed
in securing his services. He is not a
stranger in Roxboro, having preach
ed the commencement sermon at
our high schddl year before last, and
he has been heard frequently over
Rev. and Mrs. K. D. Stukenbrok
will be in charge of the personal
work. These two gifted and conse
crated workers have been most suc
cessful in doing personal work and
have led multitudes of souls to the
saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Thiey will begin on the first Sunday
in April an intensive campaign of
preliminary preparation and will
continue their work throughout the
A complete survey of the entire
community has been made and all
of the information obtained will be
turned over to the various churches.
Cottage prayer meetings are being
held in the various parts of town
and it is earnestly hoped that every
one will enter Into this season of re
vival with .prayerful expectancy.
Give her the gift this Easter that
vould please her most. A gift of
ewelry is more than a mere token
o a day; it will retain happy mem
iries of this Eastertime. Consult
"Jewels From Newell"
Roxboro, N. C.
Visiting In Florida
| Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Long left this
morning for Florida, where they will
spend some time. Mr. Long has im
proved very much, in fact is able
to walk down town and greet his
weeks in the warm climate will be
. ALL ITS AGENTS
Enjoys Dinner, Talks, And
Entertainment At The
New Hotel Jones
The local branch of the Camp
Fertilizer Company entertained all
of the agents in Person and Cas
well counties, with some other in
vited guests, last Friday night at
the New Hotel Jones. The party
assembled at the plant, located at
Brooksdale, late in the afternoon
! and were taken on a tour of inspec
I tion of the plant and offices. From
there they came to the New Hotel
Jcnes for dinner. At the dinner
they enjoyed an explanation of the
N.R.A". Fertilizer Code, and listened
to an entertaining as well as an in
tructive talk on the manufacture
'if fert'.lizer. After the festivities
""ms of the local talent entertained
them with songs, music, and tap
Those enjoying the hospitality of
the Camp Fertilizer Co. were: From
Caswell County: Messrs. A. P. Dobb,
James Smith, M. W. Settle, C. C.
Cole, J. H. Warren and Henry
Oreen; frem Perstn County: Messrs.
A H. Aikln, L. P Sherman, Ed. T.
Oentry. J. T. Woody. D. E. Whltt,
N. H. Montgomery, O. C. Hawkins,
c. T Wilson. W. O. Lawson. E. Y,
Jones, J. L. Cothrmn and W. F. Lat
ta. other guests were: Messrs. John
R. Ellington, Person Co. Federal
Field Agent; H. L. Young. A. O.
Johnson, and W. D. Florence of the
Petersburg Plant; A. L. Florence,
Frank Wilson and Mrs. Franklin
Long, who prior to her recent mar
riage was Miss Jessie Duncan, all
I of the local plant.
Mrs. Benj. Harrison
NEW YORK . . . Mrs. Benjamin
Harrison. 76, (above) wife of the
fprmer President is still socially ac
tive and last week was honor guest
at the New"? York City Women's
Club. Mrs. Harrison was the second
wife of the former president and
niece of the first Mrs. Harrison. She
spent two years at the White House
1 as guest of her aunt, who died in
Mrs. Susie Pulliam, age 48, wife
of Albert Pulliam^ passed away at
the home of .her husband in Jalong
Monday morning at 10:30. She had
been suffering with heart trouble
and had been seriously ill for about
a week before she died. She is sur
vived by her husband and several
The funeral was conducted from
the home yesterday afternoon at 2
| o'clock with Rev. W. P. West of the
First Baptist Church in charge. Im
mediately following the services Mrs.
Pulliam was buried at Providence
cemetery." " " "
First Baptist Church
God grant us wisdom in these com
And eyes unsealed, that we clear
i Of that new world that he would
have us build,
TO life's ennoblement and his high
j God give us sense?God-sense, of
life's new needs,
And souls aflame with new-born
1 To cope with those black growths
that foul the ways.
To cleanse our poisoned founts
with God-born energies.
Not of our own might can we hope
Above the hurts and failures of the
But with his help who did the first
' earth build,
With hearts courageous we may
fairer build the last.
Bible School 9:45 A. M Dr. H
M. Beam, General Supt.
Preaching 11:00 A. M. Subject:
"On Trial With Jesus."
B. Y. P. U's 6:30 P. M. Miss Lo'
rena Wade, General Director.
Preaching 7:30 P. M. Subject:
"Born Of The Spirit."
A cordial invitation is extended
to all. W. F. West, Pastor.
WANTS THE BEST
In all things everybody.-wants the
best, and when it comes to fertiliser;
nothing short of the best should be
used. In another column Mr. H. S.
Morton calls your attention to Ar
mour's Tobacco Special, which he
! is handling, and says there are
none better. See his ad.
Board Christian Educ.
The Board of Christian Educa
tion of Long Memorial Church will
1 meet at the. Parsonage on Thurs
day night, March 22nd at 7:46.
? Every member is asked to be present.
Boy Scout Council
The regular monthly meeting of
the Roxboro Boy Scout Council will
be held at the Woman's Club. Tues
day, March 27th, at 7:30 P. M. All
members are requested to be present.
I am still sawing wood but my
address has been changed. Call 87,
or leave word, or see me for econo
. mical sawing.
BRIDE TO SELECT
On Thursday night, March 29. a
very popular nad charming bride
will display at the Palace Theatre
her trousseau selected from the
stores in Roxboro. This Fashion
Parade will be sponsored by the girls
Business Club of Roxboro, and with
the co-operation of the merchants
promises to be one of the biggest
hits of the season. If you are a
prospective bride you should not fall
to see this display of attractive cos.
tumes. (Incidentally, this goes for
the prospective grooms too.) Do not
miss the opportunity of seeing the
very prettiest clothes in town worn
by the prettiest girls in town and
furnished by the best nfcfchants in
(All girls in the Fashion Parade
are expected to meet at the Hotel
Friday at seven o'clock for rehearsal.)
Mrs. Robert Chandler
Has Paralytic Stroke
Mrs. Robert Chandler was found
yesterday at noon when Mr. Chand
ler came to lunch lying on the floor
and unable to rise. Mr. Chandler
immediately summoned a doctor and
aid from some of the neighbors to
help him. When the doctor arrived,
he administered restoratives ? and
pronounced her trouble as paraly
sis. At this writing Mrs. Chandler
is reported to be resting as well as
could be expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler moved here
last fall from Virgilina. He is a road
contractor, but for the past few
months has been in the horse
trading business here.
STAY IN FLORIDA
Mr. and Mrs. J J. Woody and
daughter. Barbara Jane, have re
turned home. They spent the win
ter In Florida, where Mr. Woody was
resting up. It will be good news to
his numerous friends to know that
! he is much improved, and will again
be found at his business with Messrs.
Cheek & Woody, on Depot street. !
LEM E. DAY DIES
Found About 1 P. M. Thurs
day Morning Suffering From
I Exposure To The Cold
DIES 20 MINUTES LATER
Mr. Lem E. Day was found about
I one o'clock last Thursday morning
suffering from exposure to tlib cold.
; He was found Just inside the Gran
1 ville County line, about eleven miles
from his home. He was spotted bv
a passing motorist and was taken
, to a nearby filling station to warm.
! but his condition was so acute that
| he died before medical aid could
be summoned, living only about
twenty minutes after being carried
to the service station. Mr. Day is
survived by his wife and eleven
childrrs: .tlx sons: Messrs. Mutt.
Jeff, Vency. Harvey, Bradsher and
Dolver; five daughters: Mrs. Tom
Lunsfard of Timberlake, Dorine,
Uninle. Dahlia, and Winnie Mae.
All of his children live at home ex
cept Mrs. Lunsford.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home at 3 P. M. on Fri
day with Elders Lex Chandler and
Boy Monk in charge of the services.
Active pallbearers were: Messrs.
Willie Lea. Baxter Duncan. George
Whitfield, Edward Rhew. Braudle
Duke, J. T. Evans. Brude Yarboro
and Albert Clayton. The floral
bearers were: Misses Mollle Day,
Mildred Day. Izuba Day, ? Mozelle
Dean, Fanileen Rhew. Violet Clay
ton, Virginia Dean. Margaret Gar
rett, Lloyd Clayton. Edna Day, Ger
trude Blalock, and Eula Blalock. A
choir composed of friends of the
family sang "A Parting Hymn." and
"We Shall Sleep But Not Forever."
Following the services interment
was made in the Day cemetery near
i Mr. Day at the time of his death
! was forty-eight years old and is
survived by seven brothers and two
sisters. They are: Sam Day of
Stem, N. C.; James of Roxboro,
Pomp of Rougemont, Alex of Fu
quay Springs. Tlnnle of Timberlake.
Charlie of Timberlake, Lee of Rox
'boro. and two sisters. Mrs. Fannie
| Clayton and Mrs. Lizzie Garrett,
both of Rougemont.
For many years Mr. Day had
been connected with the tobacco
markets as auctioneer, having auc
tioneered on this market for a num
ber of years.
MEETING HELD WITH
OXFORD LAST NIGHT
Have Enjoyable Meeting Of
The Oxford, Henderson
And Roxboro Clubs
ABOUT 100 PRESENT
It Is seldom that three genera
tions come together for a reunion.
That Is just what happened In Ox
ford last evening when Oxford, the
mother of the Roxboro Klwanis
Club, entertained her child, Rox
boro, and also her mother, the Hen
derson club. So there was the
grandmother, proud of her daughter,
and the mother, proud of her daugh
ter, and the grandchild bursting
with pridd at being there almost
one hundred percent strong. In
all seriousness this inter-city meet
ing was a very enjoyable occasion,
and especially so for Roxboro. for
this was the first meeting of Its kind
that this newly organized club has
had the opportunity of attending.
The meeting was held in the Wo
mans' Club building of Oxford, and
the dinner was served by some of
the ladies of the town. It was boun
tiful in quantity, deliicous in taste
fulness, and excellent in its service.
Judging from the way it is said that
those Kiwanians went after that
dinner, it will be one three course
meal that will long linger in the
memories! of those .present. Dr.
Reeves Taylor, president of the Ox
ford Club, presided over the meet
ing. He and his associates had a
very interesting program planned.
The secretaries of the three clubs
turned in excellent reports of the
activities for the past year. Since
Roxboro has only been organized
about four months, the secretary of
this club gave a report for its ac
tivities since it? organization. The
evening was featured by remarks
from various members.^ a contest
conducted by the Henderson Club
for the benefit of the Roxboro Club,
and dialogues between several mem
bers of the clubs. William Med
ford. Lieutenant Governor of the
Fifth Imperial District, gave some
very interesting and entirely new
methods of working arithmetic. In
all it was voted a most successful
A FREE SERVICE
? In the National Reemployment
Service, with an office in every coun
ty a valuable service is being ren
dered the people. This service is
maintained and paid for entirely by
the Federal Government. It's lnis
sion is to contact those who wish
work with those that are in need
of workers. The field is larg.e and
if the people will use this service
for their needs it will accelerate the
activities of the office and possibly
render you a good service in either I
obtaining work, or in securing the
help you need.
TJie office makes no contracts.
You kre through the office put in
touch with the opportunity. The
employee and the employer make
their own contract and in case your
first referral Is not satisfactory you
can ask for other referrels until
your wants are supplied. This ser
vice is absolutely free and the man
agement asks that all the people
take advantage of it, either in em
ploying held or seeking positions.
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Long Mem. Methodist
9:45 "Sundav School. W A. Ser
geant, general supt.
11:00 Worship service. Sermon by
pastor. Subject: "Watching At The
6:45 P. M. Youag Peo. services.
7:30 P. M. Evening worship ser
vice. 8ermon by the pastor. Subject:
"The Great Trial."
bur good friend. Esq. W. M. Clay
ton, favored us with a pleasant visit
Saturday afternoon. Mr. Clayton is"
one of the best known men- in the
County, and probably has more real
friends than any man of our ac
quaintance. He has been rather fee
ble for some time, but we are glad
to know that his condition has been
Mrs. W. C. Bullock was called to
Richmond. Va? last Saturday, where
she attended the-funetal of her un
cle, Mr. H. R. Mclllwalne For 37
yean he had been Stat? librarian,
and was a well known character In