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ESTABLISHED 1881. PERSON COUNTY'S OLDEST AND BEST NEWSPAPER. UNDER SAME MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHT FOB 48 YEARS
J. W. NOELL, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
VOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 28, 1934. NO. 13.
Roxboro Courier Will Issue A Fine
Big Golden Jubilee Development Issue
In National Drive For New Factories
'Your Newspaper" is 50 Years
Old and Wishes to Celebrate
the Event in a Fitting Way
by a Smashing Campaign
Among Manufact urers,
Bankers and Investors For
SPECIALISTS IN CITY
BUILDING IN CHARGE
With the nation responding dy
lamically to the trojan efforts of
'resident Roosevelt to get business
lack on its feet, the Associated
Iress this week reporting that the
federal Reserve announces new in
ireases in industrial activity, fac
ory employment and payrolls,
arge investors and manufacturers
ire looking ahead with confidence,
ilanning new growth, new fac
Roxboro should also look ahead
ind plan that it may cash in on
his renewal of industrial building
ind the locating of new plants in
he great Southern trade territory.
Manufacturers are right now ob
aining data on towns near to big
'outhern distributing centers and
iorts with a* view to building im
lortant and needed new factories,
rhere goods may be produced at
ess overhead than in the North
ir Middle West.
Recognizing this fact, and as a
itting celebration of its 50th birth
lay, The Roxboro Courier has de
ided that it is time to nationally
idvertise our city, its manifold
latural advantages and resources.
To this end we have closed a con
ract with Col. Geo. Claiborne
Simms, a nationally noted news
laper man who has spent the past
4 years in development work over
ill Southern states, along with Mr.
I. J. Pulcher, of Norfolk, Va? both
peciallsts in city building, to make
i survey of Roxboro, its resources
ind possibilities and to issue very
;oon a Golden Jubilee Development
The Golden Jubilee Development
Ddition will be mailed to a select
?d list of the largest Manufacturers.
Jankers, Investors, Tourist Bu
eaus, Trade Journals and the Edi
ors of Daily Newspapers in 36
itates. This will let financial and
ndustrial America know all about
Roxboro, N. C., and what it has to
iffer, for in order that Roxboro
'have a ship come in" she must
irst send one out. This Golden
Fubilee Development Edition will be
hat good ship.
This drive already has the offl
:ial endorsement of the Roxboro
3ity (Government, and Jt> is the
lame type of publicity that helped
0 build Memphis. Tenn., Canton,
Dhlo, Detroit, Mich., Los Angeles,
3al? Portland, Oregon, Atlanta,
3a , etc.
1 Let us all get in back of this
(rive and make it a 100% presenta
don of our assets, our friendliness
loward newcomers and industries or
ither substantial investments in
Boxboro. This movement is in full
rearted co-operation with the spirit
if Mr. Roosevelt's New Deal and
Jrtve for further employment and
ndustrial investment. Let our
notto be "Roxboro Is My Town."
Phen make good on the motto.
J. W. NOELL. Editor,
SCHOOL PLAY AT
At the final rehearsal last night,
'Mammy's Lil' Wild Rose" revealed
itself as a delightful comedy
irama. causing laughter galore,
pased on a story that arouses many
?motion;; throughout Its develop
ment. There is no one predominat
ing player but several very fine in
Throughout the entire three acts
the rapid action bring* about one
dtuation after another In whtclj are
mingled thrills, laughs, and sur
prises. The comedy is natural; the
sharacters have little mannerisms
which we see about Us in everyday
life, and the interest is well sus
tained until the fined curtain.
As a special feature of this senior
:lass presentation Mrs. Cheek's danc
ing school will offer five numbers be
tween rfcts. featuring tap, clog and
acrobatic dancers, and including Mrs.
Cheek jn three numbers.
There has been a large ticket sale
for "Mammy's LllVWiM Rose" and
everything points to ^ yery success
ful performance tomorrow night
with a pleasant evening in store fot
all who attend. Friday, March
JO, at 1:00 p. m. Admission 15-25o
HOSTS TO LADIES
Tuesday evening, March 27, at
the Woman's club, the members of
the Masonic Lodge were hosts to
their wives, mothers and daughters
at a banquet. Circle No. 2 of the
Baptist Missionary Society, Mrs. C.
L. Bowen chairman, served a de
licious turkey dinner to about eighty
The local Lodge had as its guests
F. Eugene Hester, Worthy Grand
Patron; Maude E. Hester, Past
Grand Matron; E. L. Summers,
District Deputy Grand Master; Mrs.
Summers, Past Matron of Reids
ville chapter O. E. S? and Mrs. Lola'
Owin, present Matron of Reldsville
chapter. They came to give their
assistance in the organization of a
chapter of the Order Eastern Star
After an explanation by Mr. Hes
ter, of what the E. S. stood for,
number of members required for or
ganizing, number of officers needed,
initiation fee and numerous other
details, about 24 ladies signed the
petition for membership.
This group of ladies is very en
thusisatic and we expect a perfec
tion of the organization at an early
TO OUR SCHOOL
We appreciate most hightly the
splendid manner in which the
schools have cooperated with us in
giving school news. We are glad to
have these items, but we most in
sist that the reporters let us have
J copy not later than 10 o'clock Tues
day morning, otherwise it will be
impossible to handle for that week's
issue. Please let us have your copy
just as early as possible on all mat
ters, not later than above hour.
Carried To Hospital
Mrs. Robert Chandler, who suffer
ed a stroke" of paralysis at her
home on Oak Street last Wednes
day,-was carried to a hospital ? in
South Boston the latter part of the
j week. At this writing there has
j been no decided change in her
GOOD WOMAN CALLED
TO HER REWARD
Mrs. C. G. Nichols Died Wed
nesday Afternoon At
Mrs. C. O. Nichols, age 73 years,
died at her home on South Main
street Wednesday afternoon, March
21st, at 4:30 o'clock. Mrs. Nichols
had been in declining health for
j the past eight months, but her con
I dition was not considered serious;
I just a short time before her death
her son. Dr. A. F. Nichols, called
I to see her and saw nothing alarm
ing in her condition.
Mrs. Nichols had been a member
or Edgar Long Memorial Methodist
church for 45 years, and was one
of the faithful. .Truly in her going
there is another mother in Israel,
for she was recognized by all for her
Godly walk. She Is survived by two
daughters, Misses Bertha and Mary:
four sons, C. G. Nichols of Marshall.
Tex., William Nichols of Reidsvllle;
Dr. A. F. Nichols and Graham Nich
ol, of Roxboro ;two brothers W. S.
Hall of Rougemont and T. L. Hall
of Timberlake; two sisters, Mrs,
Lula Villlnes of Rougemont and
Mrs. Will Berry of Tlmbigrlake.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Edgar Long Memorial
Methodist church on Thursday af
ternoon at 2:30, with her pastor.
Rev. J. F. Herbert in charge, as
sisted by Rev. A. J. McKelway.
Dies In Charlotte
Word was received here this morn
ing 'announcing the death of Mr.
Walter K. Medernach, who died at
| his home in Charlotte last night.
For a number of years Mr. and Mrs.
Medernach resided here. Mr. Me
, dernach being resident buyer for
j one of the tobacco companies. The
I funeral services will be held in
j Charlotte Thursday afternoon at 3
Mrs. June Mooney suffered a
heart attack at 4:15 P. M. last
Thursday, death occuring instantly.
Up until the time of the attack
Mrs. Mooney had been In her usual
state of health. She leaves to
mourn her loss her husband. Ave
daughters, Mrs. Ooble Davis, Mrs.
Robert Nunn, Mrs. Walter Davis of
Roxboro. Mrs. Edgar Shotwell. of
Denniston, Va? and Mrs. T. J. Bled
soe of Durham: four sons, Joe, Hu
bert; Lacy and John, all of Roxboro;
and nineteen grandchildren. Mrs.
Mooney had lived in Person county
all of her life and at the time of
her death ?he was living on the
Roxboro-South Boston highway
about half way between Roxboro and
Bethel Hill. She was a member of
the Jalong Methodist Church.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Woodsdale Methodist
Church Saturday afternoon at 3:00
P. M., with her pastor, Rev. Mr.
Kelly in charge, assisted by Rev. E.
B. Craven of the Person Circuit. Im
mediately following the funeral bur
ial was made in the Woodsdale
The boys' basketball t earn of
the Roxboro High School was award
ed the cup for the championship
of the North Central Conference
Baskeball Loop. Mebane, winners
last year, were runners-up this
time. The Roxboro boys played a
total .of sixteen games, winning
thirteen and losing only three dur
ing the whole season. This is a re
cord of which they and all may be
justly proud, especially when we
consider that the total losses on
the home court tallied exactly none.
It is no mean, accomplishment to
be able to go through such a tough
schedule as Coach Jones and his
boys went through and lose only
three games: it shows that the team
was an exceptionally good one, and
the teamwork-showed some excel
lent coaching on the part of Coach
Jones and those who helped him.
Masonic Hall April 3
A meeting for the purpose of per
fecting the organi^tion of the Eas
tern Star will be held Tuesday even
ing .April 3, at 7:30 P. M? in the
At this time Mrs. Aetna Wyatt.
District Deputy Grand Matron O.
E. S., of Burlington, will be with us.
ROTARY CLUB HAD
Mrs. Cheek And Some Of Her.
Pupils Put On Enjoyable
Roxboro Rotary club enjoyed a
program last Thursday which
was put on by Mrs. Horace Cheek
and some members ot her class.
Mary Lou and Patsy McDonald
gave a most enjoyable tap dance,
and little Anita Kirby gave an acro
batic dance; both of these numbers
were unusually good. Mrs. Cheek
and Miss Rebecca Hunter followed
with a buck and tap dance. The
members heartily cheered each of
these numbers, and extended a
cordial invitation for Mrs. Cheek
and her class to visit the club again.
The club took up a pledge for
funds to help complete the com
munity house which is under con
struction, and about $150 was added
to the fund.
BANK TO MOVE
We regret to learn that the Dur
ham Industrial Bank >f -Roxboro
is going to move to Durham, where
all business will be transacted in
the future. In a letter from Mr
Gordon Carver, cashier of the par
ent bank, the Durham Industrial
Bank, to the patrons of the bans
he states that the parent bank
thinks the business can be better
handled from that point.
The bank has been in operation
here only a few years, but It filled
a long felt need, and we regret to
see It move. The efficient and pop
ular cashier, Miss Hazel Price, was
an institution in herself, and by
her winning manner has made many
friends for the institution. Whether
she was negotiating a loan, or try
ing to collect a past due paper, that
bewitching smile of hers always
won, and the client left feeling she
had done them an especial kind
ness. Miss Price took an active
part in civic affairs being an active
member of the Young Woman's
?Business club, and will be sorely
missed at these club meetings.
House Overrides Veto of Plans
For Bigger Veterans'Allowance
Amid jeers And Shouts. Rep
resentatives Break Away
From President Roosevelt
In Onen Revolt
NOW UP TO THE SENATE
Washington, March 27. ? Amid
shouts and jeers, the House broke
j away from President Roosevelt in
.open revolt today to override his
, veto of Congressional plans for big
ger veterans' allomances and more
, pay for Federal workers.
I In direct defiance of the President
on a major issue, 310 members vpt
ied against the President. He found
only 72 supporters, two of them Re
j publicans?Luce and Tinkham, of
, Massachusetts. Two hundred and
' nine Democrats joined 97 Republi
cans and four Farmer Labor mem
i bers in voting against his recom
| The vote left to the Senate the
matter of deciding finally whether
I the Presidential veto shall be sus
I tained. Leaders decided to put the
I vote off there until tomorrow or
! later, and held to this decision de
I spite an attempt to force a ballot
| President Roosevelt in his veto
message objected that the added
funds written into the independent
' cfflces supply bill by the House and
' Senate would upset his budget plans.
I take money needed for emergency
J relief and violate principles he be
lieved should govern the allowance of
DON'T MISS THE
Thursday night, March 29, the
Girls Business Club of Roxboro will
| give a Fashion Parade at the Pal
' ace Theatre. Who is it that does
not like to see pretty clothes worn
by pretyt girls? Every type of dress
a bride needs in her trousseau, in
cluding the wedding gown, will be
displayed on the stage. Roxboro has
j the best merchants in the world; the
prettiest girls in the world; the best
1 Business Girls Club in the world
and the result will be a .superb per
! formance_ Thursday night at the
theatre that yob cannot afford tc
STORES TO CLOSE
The following stores will be closed
i next Monday, Easter: Leggett's,
Harris & Burns, Wilburn & Satter
field, Forman's Dept. Store, Good
friends. Raiff's and Roses 5 and 10c,
Last week we stated that the car
that ran over Miss Louise Moore
belonged to, Mr. O. Y. Clayton
i However the car did not belong to
i Mr. Clayton but to some people
who were going to his home for a
CITY OF ROXBORO
Mr. J. W. Noell, March 28, 1934.
Editor The Roxboro Courier,
Dear Mr. Noell:
Accept my congratulations upon hearing that you propose
through your valued newspaper to nationally advertise Roxboro
and Person county by a carefully compiled Special Development
Edition to be mailed to America's leading Manufacturers, Bank
ers, Investors, Publicity Agencies and Tourist Bureaus. This is a
splendid stroke of enterprise and public spirit in which I ask the
unified co-operation of our entire community.
Not only do I think this a fine thing to do, but the right time
it- It proclaims to the world that Roxboro is up and going
and has outstanding industrial possibilities of appeal along with
many natural resources worthy of exploitation.
As Chief Executive of our City Government I endorse your
campaign and sincerely ask that all citizens and business men look
upon it as a personal duty to aid you all within their power in this
great work for the future good of all of us.
Roxboro should put this over 100 per cent, not less than 60
pages of pictures, history and news stories. I rely upon Roxboro's
pride to do this and am glad to hear that you have secured the ser
vices of nationally known specialists in development work to have
full charge and do the job right for us.
R. B. DAWES, Mayor.
ROXBORO TO LOSE I
VALUABLE FAMILY I
Rev. And Mrs. A. J. McKelway
And Family To Leave
CALLED TO PINEHURST
Pew announcements have caused
more regrets than that made by
Rev. A. J. McKelway last Sunday
nornlng when he announced to his
:ongregatlon his acceptance of a
;all'to the Pinehurst, N. C., Com
munity church. The congregation
pas been called to meet on Sunday,
April 8th, to receive-and act upon
Mr. McKelway's resignation, which
pe has requested to be effective af
er Sunday, April 15th. Pending
:he actions of the Presbyteries of
the Roxboro and Pinehurst churches
Mr. McKelway expects to begin hts c
pastorate at Pinehurst on Sunday, 4
April 22nd. 8
Mr. and Mrs. McKelway came to 8
Roxboro just four years ago, and 1
their Btay has made every one com- 4
ing in contact with them better for v
the contact. They 'are an acquisi-,1
tion to any community, not only re- ]
ligiously and morally, but in every 4
way; they are both possessed of v
?reat musical talent, and many times 4
have we heard them with pleasure. 1
In fact, we know of few possessed 1
with such a full, sweet and beau- 4
tiful voice as has Mr. McKelway. 4
We part with them with sorrow, but J
trust they will be happy in their 1
pew home. 1
JOHN W. KING \j
DIED MARCH 21 [
Mr. John W. King, aged 74, died 1
it his home Wednesday, March 21, ^
it 11:45 o'clock. He had been con
Sned to his home for several weeks. '
His death was caused' by heart
trouble. He leaves to mourn his
departure three daughters and five
sons: Mesdames Willie Clayton and 1
Susie Childress, Miss Louise King.,
Messrs. Lee, Carl and Liggett of .
Roxboro, Oliver King of Concord, | J
Va? and E. L. King of Durham.
Also two brothers. Messrs. Joe and i
Bill King of Roxboro.
Funeral services were held at the ,
home at 2:30 o'clock Thursday. The
pallbearers were: J., W. Frederick. '
F. P. Sumter, J. T. Stone, 'J. W. 1
Johnson, A. S. Hassan and B. W. [
Floral bearers were the Robbins '
Bible class of East Roxboro church, c
and Mr. Ruffin White.
Funeral was conducted by Revs. ^
Kelly and West. ' Interment was 1
made in the family cemetery.
KIWAN1S CLUB PUT
Yrery Enjoyable Meeting Held
With Ladies Of Raptist
Church Furnishing Dinner
At one of the snappiest meetings 1
held In a long time the local Ki
wanis Club was entertained on !
Monday night of this week by 1
Messrs. "Gus" Bradsher and George I
Currier, In charge- of the entertain-1
ment for the evening. It may be J
that the elaborate turkey dinn
served by the ladies of the Baptist
Church had sometihng to do wltn
the pepping up of the prgoram: at | C
any rate the dinner was one about 1
which many men dream, but lew 1
realize more than once or twice l
After the conducting of th? regular 1
business of the evening the prest- <
dent turned the program over to
the program committee, composed
sf Messrs. Bradsher and Currier.
Mr. Currier as master of ceremon
ies. He Introduced Mr. Howard
Strang who talked in an interesting
nanner on "The signs of the times."
)nd Wheeler Newell who followed
Mr. Strang with a resume of his
irmv experience. In the event of
mother war. says Mr. Newell,
ntends to send someone In
alace, because his experience,
le was there, was quite sufficient
??? ^m q
'or him. These talks were followed n
>v brief remartcs from other guests
>f the club. The meeting closed,
vlth two selections from a quartette
imposed of Messrs. Jake Taylor,'
furman Herbert, Brodle Riggsbee,
Uld A. J. McKelway. n
Guests for the evening were: i>
Messrs. Howard Strang. J. H. Far- F
?ell. Wheeler Nertellr W W. War
en. J. J. WInstead and Rev. A. J.
To make a hearth brush out of an
ild broom, soak the old broom tn
tot water and trim It short. j n
MEN PASSES AWAY
Hr. T. W. Henderson Died
Wednesday Afternoon At
Mr. Thomas W. Henderson, age
5, who suffered a stroke of para
ysis about three months ago, died
it the home of Dr. B. E. Love on
Vednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock,
ifr. Henderson was one of the best
mown and most popular citizens of
he town: he had been living here
or a number of years, coming here
rom Danville as buyer for the Ex
>ort Tobacco Company. A few years
go he tendered his resignation to
lis company and retired from ac
ive business. Pew men in the town
rere better acquainted with the
leople generally than was Mr. Hen
lerson. and he was a favorite with
he tobacco folks generally. He was
i man of fine Christian character,
. devout members of the Edgar Long
Memorial Methodist church, and a
riend to all. He is survived by his
vife and one brother, Mr. Charles
I. Henderson of Asheville.
Funeral services were conducted
rom the home of Dr. B. E. Love,
vhere he was making his home at
he time of his death,. Rev. J. P.
lerbert, hs pastor, asssted by Revs.
!. B. Craven and W. P. West con
lucting the services. The active pall
>earers were Messrs. W. R. Woody,
F, J. Winstead. Hugh Woods, W. T.
'ass, Aubrey Long, R. L. Harris,
I. W. Winstead and George W.
"homas. Flower bearers: Messrs.
I M. Burns, W. R. Hambrick, A. S.
leVlaming, T. E Austin, S. B.
Javis, A. W. Clayton. E. P. Dun
ap. W Baxter Allen. L. M. Carlton,
3. S. Brooks, J. B. Riggsbee. W. H.
Vdair. W. C. Bullock, J. 8. Walker,
V. H. Harris, L. T. Heffner. O. B.
dcBroom, J. S. Harvey, Gordon
-Tunter, Geo. Currier. G. W. Kane,
A. C. Clayton and W. H. Morris.
Immediately following the funer
il services the body was laid to rest
n Burchwood cemetery.
AT LONG MEMOR.
The beautiful Easter Cantata,
Life Everlasting." by H. W. Pertie,
vill be presented by the choir of
ixng Memorial; Methodist Church
in Easter Sunday night, April 1st.
rhe choir is being assisted in this
jresentation by several members
if the other choirs of Roxboro.
The other churches of Roxboro
vill be closed that their members
nay attend thij service of Easter
nusic. The public is cordially in
The music will be presented under
he direction of Mrs. Wheeler New
11 of the Long Memorial choir. Mrs.
Uary Hunter Long is the organist.
The personnel of the Easter choir
s as follows: Sopranos: Mrs. B. E.
Love, Mrs. Huldah satterfleld, Mrs.
"arrie Bradsher. Mrs. Bruce New
ill. Miss Ruth Newton.
Altos: Mrs. Wheeler Newell. Mrs.
Lillian Foreman, Mrs. K. L. Street,
Mrs. A. J. McKelway. Miss Claudia
barney, Mrs. Howard Young, Miss
Teqgrs: Clyde Swartz, Jedse
Slaughter, Bob Hamlin, Jim Kin
caid, Howard Young, Brodie Riggs
Basses: Clyde Crowell, A. J. Mc
iCelway, W. L. King, K. L. Street,
Wallace Woods, Bill Strang.
The fallowing ^vill take special
:olo or group parts: Soprano, Mrs.
Larrie Bradsher; Contralto. Mrs.
Wheeler Newell: Alto, Mrs. A. J.
tlcKelway, Mrs. Howard Young,
?frs. B .E. Love; Tenor. Jim Kin
aid, Howard Young: Bass, Clyde
hrowell. A. J. McKelway.
Little Henry Walker Jr., has
ten confined to the hospital In
Durham for 'the past several days
uering with a septic sore throat,
le Is reported to be much lmprov
d, and it is thought that he will be
ble to come home In a few days
tfter a thorough examination it
.-as found that the basic cause of
lis trouble was a disease that Is
ommon to childhood; that ot
As Monday Ig a holiday the Wo
man's Club will postpone Its meet
rig until Tuesday. April 3. at 3:00
'. M.. In the Woman's club bulld
The Klwanls Club will meet at
lie Ne* Hotel Jone* on Tuesday
lght, April 3. at 6:30 P. M