The Roxboro courier. (Roxboro, N.C.) 1910-1943, March 21, 1934, Image 1
The Family v News paper, with some thing for every member of the family. ESTABLISHED 1881. PEESON COUNTY'S OLDEST AND BEST NEWSPAPER. UNDER SAME MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHIP FOR 48 YEARS. J. W. NOELL, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. - HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT $1-50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. 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 Labor Disputes CALLS FOR PARLEYS TO PREVENT HARM TO RECOVERY PROGRAM > 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 action. 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 him. In Abeyance. 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 cussions. 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 this afternoon." ' To the railroad employers and employes he said: *" "The active prosecution of the controversy at the present time would "have a most disturbing and unfortunate influence." 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 June 30. 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 into effect. 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. o?: 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 1st. 1934. o EASTER CANTATA 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 boro. Skating Party There will be a skating party In Planters Warehouse. Friday, March 23, at 7:30. Admission, skaters, 10c, spectators. 5c. MR. HENDERSON SHOOTS SELF 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 Life. KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY o 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. EXAMINATION FOR POSTMASTER 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 are admitted. 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 final action. 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 plicants. 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. ROTARY CLUB OBSERVES S T. PATRICK'S DAY 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 statesman. 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 association. MRS. LEWIS ROBINSON DIES 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 Willis Tally. 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 injury. TOM WILLIAMS GIVEN REPRIEVE 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. o 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 refreshments. 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, p Visiting Washington 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 PRAYER MEETINGS 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 the radio. 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 meeting. 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. EASTER TIME FOR GIFTS 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 THE NEWELLS "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 of benefit. CAMP FERTILIZER CO. ENTERTAINS . 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 ! dancing. 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 1892. JALONG LADY DIES MONDAY 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 children. 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." " " " t o First Baptist Church God grant us wisdom in these com ing days, And eyes unsealed, that we clear visions see i Of that new world that he would have us build, TO life's ennoblement and his high ministry. j God give us sense?God-sense, of life's new needs, And souls aflame with new-born chivalries? 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 to rise Above the hurts and failures of the past. But with his help who did the first ' earth build, With hearts courageous we may fairer build the last. ?John Oxenham 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. EVERYBODY 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. WOOD SAWING I am still sawing wood but my address has been changed. Call 87, or leave word, or see me for econo . mical sawing. GILBERT CARVER BRIDE TO SELECT TROUSSEAU IN ROXBORO 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 town. (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. o 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. o RETURN FROM 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 FROM EXPOSURE 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 the home. 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. KfWANIS INTER-CITY MEETING HELD WITH OXFORD LAST NIGHT Have Enjoyable Meeting Of The Oxford, Henderson And Roxboro Clubs ABOUT 100 PRESENT r 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 meeting. 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. , ,,, ....??-9 ???? Long Mem. Methodist 9:45 "Sundav School. W A. Ser geant, general supt. 11:00 Worship service. Sermon by pastor. Subject: "Watching At The Cross.' ' 6:45 P. M. Youag Peo. services. 7:30 P. M. Evening worship ser vice. 8ermon by the pastor. Subject: "The Great Trial." WELCOME VISITOR 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 Improved. Attends Funeral 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 Virginia.