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VOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1934. NO. 23.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO SEND MESSAGE TO
CONGRESS ON SOBiECF WITHIN FEW DAYS
Congressional Leaders Agree
That But Little Time Will
Be Necessary To Put
DAKOTA AND MIN'SOTA
? V OS
Washington, June 5.?President
sevelt outlined a $525,000,000
lergency drought relief program
ly to congressional leaders and
it was agreed to rush it through
before the approaching end of this
The congressional leaders were in
agreement tlfkt little time would be
required to put through the urgent
The President outlined the situa
tion to more than 50 members of
the senate an house from the
drought states who gathered about
his desk in the executive office.
"Studies of conditions have pro
gressed very rapidly thrbugh the de
partment of agiriculture and emer
gency relief organizations and will
be continued," said Senator Robin -
sion of Arkansas, as he emerged.
"Before the end of the session a
message recommending appropria
tions of approximately $500,000,000,
to be used by existing machinery,
in providing relief for stock and
human beings will be sent to con
gress by the President."
The relief program tentatively
outlined contemplates earmarking
sums as follows:
X. A $100,000,000 fund for purchas
ing additional beef and dairy cattle
under the Jones-Connally act.
2. Approximately $100,000.000 for
processing cattle and other products
for relief purposes.
3. A cash outlay of $100,000,000
for work programs and emergency
(Continued on page four)
S. S. CLASS
Rev. N. J. Todd of the Mill Creek
Baptist' Church addressed the Sun
day school class taught by Mr. Ken
dall Street at the Long Memorial
Church last Sunday In introduc
ing him Mr. Street told his boys
that "Mr_ Todd was the pastor of
his old church and the place where
he was converted. Mr. Todd spoke
on the Sunday school lesson, giving
many historically interesting as well
as inspiring incidences surrounding
the last week before Calvary. He
.showed the application- now to be
?that the world had the promise of
"salvation and that we must seek it.
The government has succeeded in
holding off ancthe strike in a ma
jor industry, the textile business. It
obtained, after days of peacemaking
efforts, an' agreement between the
management of the workers to sus
pend all overt acts until after a de
tailed study py the NRA of inter
locked questions of production and
wages and hours. Workers had been
called upon by labor .officials to go
into a strike on Monday, but the
official sent telegrams rescinding
the order which would have put an
estimated 300,000 out of work.
Former Principal Here
> Mr. Homer H. Wlnecoff of.'Con
pord. N. O., former principal of
Bushy Fork school, was in town on
Monday and paid us a call, Mr.
WlnecofT said that it has .been
twenty-four years since he taught
at Bushy Fork, coming to this
county to teach just after he fin
ished his course at Trinity College,
now Duke University. He is in this
secttOn this week attending the
graduation exercises at Duke and
celebrating the twenty-fifth anni
versary of his graduation.
Mrs. Lucy Feathen to[i gave a
birthday dinne^Friddy evening in
honor of her btothCT; Judge J. C.
-vass This is.An annual event, but
isSalways stipulated that nothing is
to Be said about how many candles
should be placed on the cake.
HURT AS AUTO
SKIDS OFF ROAD
Dtavid Gilliland, Jr., In Duke Hos
pital Fallowing Crash On Dur
+ ham Road
David Gilliland, Jr., 15-year-old
resident of Roxboro, was admitted to
Duke hospital last night at 6:45
o'clock after .receiving several abra
j sions about ihe body when the auto
i mobile in which he was riding skid
! ded off the highway near the Clover
| Hill service station on the Roxbon
' road, plunged down an embank -
|ment and half-way submerged into
I a pond.
j Arch Noel, Negro, of Roxboro, the
other occupant of the car, sustairied
slight lacerations. He was the driver.
Both were carried to Duke hospi
tal where the negro was discharged
after having his injuries treated,
Gilliland will remain there for a day
or so for observation, it was said,
although his condition is not serious.
The accident occurred about 12
miles from Durham. The car was
heading toward Roxboro and skidded
1 off ihe left side of the road. It was
[damaged considerably, eye witnesses
| said.?Durham Herald.
Always on the job when it comes
to up-to-date service for their cus
tomers we find that the Kirby
Brothers, owners and operators of
the Roxboro Laundry and Pressing
establishment, have installed a new
presser, which is the very latest
thing In the way of pressers. They
claim that this new one will not
even break buttons on clothes, and
this is certainly'an innovation. The
Kirby Brothers very cordially in
vite the public to come up and look
over this new addition to their plant.
They guarantee a first rate job on
SEVEN MEN DUE
TO DIE IN JUNE
Hearing Today For One Of
25 Condemned Men Now ?
On Death Row
TOJ1 WILLIAMS IS
SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY
Raleigh. June 5.?With seven men
scheduled to be executed this month.
Commissioner of Paroles Edwin <3111
will hold a hearing today for Lin_
coin Boone, Northampton county
Negro who is under death sentence
for criminal assault.
Boone is scheduled to die June 29
but has not yet appealed to the
Supreme Court. He was convicted
of having criminally assaulted a
nine-year-old Negro girl.
Tom Williams, Person county
Negro, is scheduled to be executed
Friday for the murder of Butler
Gentry, Person county prison stew
ard. in a holdup. Williams' partner
! in the murder. Walter Thaxton,
was executed last winter, but Wil
liams'' life was stayed by a reprieve:
Thaxton actually fired the shot
which killed Gentry but Williams
was present and had conspired with
Thaxton to commit the robbery.
Commissioner Gill has not indicat
ed what action he will take in the
There are now 25 men on death
row, which equals the all-time rec
ord. Other executions now sched
uled for June are:
Ossie Smith. Northampton Hegro,
sentenced for murder, June 15. He
has not yet appealed to Supreme
Joe Dalton, Hendersonville white
man, sentenced for the murder of
his wife, June 22. The 8upreme
Court already has passed on his
Bud Jackson. Blease Young and
Calvin Carpenter. Rutherford coun
ty Negroes, sentenced for murder,
June 25. They have not yet ap
pealed to the Supreme Court
North Carolina College Lead
ers Are Relieved Of Duties
By Board Of Trustees
OFFICES ARE ABOLISHED
Raleigh, June 5.?The board of
trustees of the University of North
Carolina today retired Dr. J. I.
Foust of the woman's college and
Dr. E. C. Brooks of State college
from active duty and abolished their
offices of vice-presidents of the uni
The board stated in resolutions
that it acted on the request of the
Dr. Brooks was made president
emeritus of State college and Doc
tor Foust was named president em
eritus of the Woman's college.
The changes are effective July 1.
To Get $4,000
In their new posts the men will
receive salaries of $4,000 yearly with
out any grant from the state. The
| resolutions retiring them stated they
were to be paid whatever "compen
sation and grant" the trustees'"de
To replace the offices of vice
president of the State college and
Woman's college units of the uni
versity there will be a dean of ad
ministration at each. There will also
be a dean of administration at the
Chapel Hill unit.
The new deals -will be selected by
a committee of trustees, to be nam
ed later by Governor Ehringhaus,
and President Frank P. Graham of
the university. The resolutions call
ed for their appointment "as soon
Pursuant to the plan of organiza
tion promulgated by the State De
mocratic Executive committee, the
Democrats of Person County will
please take notice of the following
1. The various Precinct Conven
tions Will be held op Saturday. June
9th, at 3 P. M? for the purpose of
selecting delegates to the County
Convention and selection of mem
bers of the Precinct Committee.
2. The County Democratic Con
vention will be held in the court
house in Roxboro on Monday, June
llth, at 3 o'clock P. M? at wliich
time delegates to the 8tate Conven
tion will be selected "and offlPr mat
ters of interest to the Democrats o!
the County will be acted upon.
3. The State Democratic Con
vention will be held on Thurssday.
June 21st, at the Memorial Audi
torium in the City of Raleigh.
The Democrats of the County will
please take notice of these meet
ings and encourage as many Demo
crats as posstble to attend the va
Each precinct elects a committee
of five men and five women, this
committee will elect one man chair
man and a woman vlce-cha'irman
for each precinct.
This 4th .day of June. 1934.
N. LUNSFORD, Chairman
Democratic Executive Com.
TWO INJURED *
IN AUTO CRASH
John R. Hall and L. J. Dixon of
this city received minor injuries
Sunday afternoon when Hall's car
crashed into the automobile driven
by Jim Moize when he attempted a
left turn into a lane. Both cars
were headed toward Roxboro. They
wtw picked up and can-led to Watts
Hpsfltal by a passing motorist. but
their injuries were found to be very
slight. Hall received head lacera
tions and Dixon sustained a cut on
the arm. The car was badly dam
! ETmer Walker, son of Mr. Oeorge
Walker, who has been studying
i medicine at Vfake Forest College,
received his Bachelor of Science de
cree it the elose of the past ses
sion Mr walker will continue to
' study in his chosen held in some
.graduate school of medicine
Lemuel Harris Succumbs To
Wounds Received In Scuffle
With A Deputy Sheriff
Lemuel Harris, negro, succumbed
in Watts Hospital late Monday af
ternoon following a shooting affray
with Deputy Sheriff C. P. Hatcher.
The officer surprised a group of
negroes Sunday afternoon in a
gambling game' among whom was
Harris, and in attempting to place
them under arrest he pulled his
gun. All of the negroes except Har
ris managed to escape, but Harris
and Hatcher engaged in a struggle
during which the gun fired striking
Harris, the bullet ranging down
ward and lodging in his abdomen.
He was carried to the hospital some
time Sundya night ,and an opera
tion was performed Monday morn
ing from which the negro did not
recover, dying Monday afternoon
about six o'clock.
First Baptist Church
Regular services Sunday morning
W. P. WEST, Pastor.
TO VISIT STATE
Mire. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Mrs. Roosevelt, who is coming to
North Carolina next week to address
the Institute of International Re
lations at Duke University, has
accepted an Invitation to visit Ral
eigh and speak in the Memorial
Auditorium Monday morning, June
11, at 10:30 o'clock.
Returns for State And
We think we are safe in say
in; our Golden Jubilee Edi_
tion will come out next week.
This has been a big under
taking and we have been
handicapped by sickness in
our mechanical department.
The people have cooperated
beautifully with us in this
edition, our only regret being
that we have been delayed in
getting it out.
STATE WIDE CHILD
Mrs. Howard Hall, Canvasser
For Person County, Reports
Spirit Of Cooperation
A State-wide Child Welfare Sur
vey of North Carolina, sponsored by
the,North Carolina Departments of
American Legion and American Le
gion Auxiliary, started Friday, May
25th, under the direction of Mrs. W.
R. Absher, State Department Pres
ident of the American Legion Aux
iliary. The survey is being conduct
ed from the office of the State Su
pervisor. Miss Rachel Payne Sugg,
in North Wilkesboro.
Workers' wages in each county are
being paid by thw ERA. funjts. The
J survey has a four-fold purpose and
' is expected to result in the record^
ing of the status of every needy.
blind, deaf, or crippled child in the,
lrj-' * - ? -
State ;the listing of every World
War veteran and World War Orphan ,
The nedey children of veterans will'
be recorded so that those eligible to I
receive help from the Legion's Na-,
tlonal child Welfare Endowment
(Continued on page five)
Mr. Robert Harold Bailey, son Of
the late R. H. Bailey of Woodsdale,
finished his course in dentistry at
Richmond Medical College at tha -
close of this session. He was award
ed his diploma at the graduation
exercises last week. Mr. Bailey has
, not yet decided whether he will
| throw In his lot with the people of his
native county or whether he win
locate In some otheT place to
practice his rhimn profession
The "Ins" Seemed To Have
Things Their Own Way;
Only One Defeated
JOHN SPRUNT HILL
Contrary to the record of two
years ago. when the voters seemed
to, have it in for any one who was
holding office, Saturday's primaries
was Just the reverse, when all of
the candidates for Congress were
re-nominhted. save the candidate
in the third district, Abernathy.
Fcr Utility Commissioner Mr.
Winborne. the present incumbent,
was re-nominated by an overwhelm
ing majority, his opponent Mr. Ma
con, hardly created a ripple.
In every district as* feted above,
the present members of Congress
were re-nominated except in the
third. Only in the fourth and
fifth were there any opposition to
count?and indeed, the opposition
in the fifth made a poor showing.
Mr. Hancock defeated Mrs. Mebane
by about fifteen thousand majority.
In the fourth there.was a real scrap,
five men being in the race. The real
contenders were Pou and Cooley; i
th result was a big surprise to
every one, including Mr. Cooley, fori
while he expected, as did all who j
had kept up with the race, to lead
no one thought it possible for My I
Colley to win on ibe first vote, j
However, that is Just what happen- |
ed, winning with a clear majority of i
more than one thousand.
In the race for Solicitor of this I
district Mr. Carr, of Alamance, who
was appointed to fill out the, unex
pired term of Solicitor Umstead.
was nominated with a clear major
One other race in which the peo
ple of this County were-very , much
interested was that of Mr.John [
Sprunt Hill, who was running for [
the nomination for Senator from
the district composed of Durham.1
Orange, Alamance and CasweH? Un- j
der a gentleman's agreement, which
is in vogue in every district com- j
posed of more than one county, this
office rotates and each county gets j
a senator. Mr. Hill contended this
agreement was not Just, or binding,
and he entered the race, even though j
it was Qaswell's time. He was high,
man. and thus Durham gets the
senatorship again, while Caswell u
left out In the cold. Mr.- Robertson
of Orange received the nomination
for the other seat froth that district.
Mr. E. V. Boatwright entertained,
a few friends at his home on North
Main street Friday evening at din
ner. , After a delicious dinner con- j
tract waa enjoyed for several pro-,
BWstisiu, ?? H
President's Wife Plans
G. E. HARRIS
J. M. Carr Kills Two Black Snakes,
One of Which Measured Six
Feet Six Inches Long
Oh last Friday morning Mrs. G.
E. Harris was in her garden near
her home on Route One when a
highland moccasin attacked her,
biting her severely. Her daughter.
Miss Katie Harris, had the presence
of mind to shut off the blood from
the wound, thereby preventing the
poison from permeating the blood
stream. At this writing Mrs. Harris
is recovering nicely.
On Sunday morning Mr. J. M.
Carr, who lives near Mr. G. E. Har
ris' home was crossing a lot belong
ing to Mr. Harris when he saw what
he took to be one black snake, but
upon trying to kill it he found that
he had two to contend with. After
he had killed them they were meas
ured and one was found to measure
six feet and six inches, being eight
inches around. The otiier was
about five feet long. These are about
two of the biggest snakes that *
have ever heard of- being in this
Baptist W. M. U. To
Meet With Mill Creek
Church On June 12
This session promises to be a
most interesting occasion. Such
outstanding people as the State
President of W. M. U? Mrs. W. N.
Jones of Raleigh, and our own
pastors of Beulah Association of
which there are no better in the
State, will make addresses at this
meeting: Revs. W. F. West, Moder
ator of the Association. J. C. Mc
Gregor, N. J. Todd, L. V. Coggins.
Virgil Duncan and P. T. Worrell.
Mrs. R. L. Wilburn. superintend
ent of the Onion, will preside at
the meeting. A good attendance of
our women is earnestlyrequested.
OFFICIAL RETURNS OF
Chairman Dawes Is Petitioned
To Have Recount Of Votes
For Clerk Of Court
SWAMPS MRS. MEBANE
The returns of the primary have
been canvassed and flnai returns
noted. However, there is a hitch hi
the returns for Clerk of Court, and
we are not prepared to say just
what the status is at this time. A
petition was presented Mr. R. B.
Dawes, chairman of theelection
beard, for a recount of theStites for
this office. Mr. Dawes, like ourselves^
is at a loss to know Just how to
proceed and has written the Attor
ney General for Instructions.
The canvass showed the following
For Clerk of Court : Miss Sue
Bradsher, 1336; G,- Lester Brooks
For County commissioners: F.
D. Lone 1846. F. T. Whitfleld 1637.
D. M. Cash 1314. E. D. Gentry 1219,
R. D. Bailey 1146. The first three
named were declared the nominees.
? For Coroner, Republican ticket:
Jtte Hamlin 20. W. T. Buchanan U)
Hamlin's majority, 1.
For Solicitor, short term: Satter
fleld 1336. Carr 616. Patton 605. For
King term: Satte'rfleld 1320, Patton
612. Carr 597.
For Utilities Commissioner: Wln
bqme 1293. Macon 383,
For Congress: Hancock. 2083, Mrs.
Mebane 550. Hancock's majority
Mr. R. D. Bumpass. accompanied
by Miss Mary Brown of Martins-1
ville, Va., left today to attend the
final dances at Wood berry Forest
Academy. Wood berry Forest, Va. i
They will be accompanied home by <
Mr. Edgar Boat Wright, Jr., who la 1
a ?tiid"nt th?re.? --- 1
Going On Series Of Informal
Trips To Talk With Nation's
RALEIGH ANIT DURHAM
ON NEXT WEEK'S LIST
Washington, June 5.?Mrs. Frank
lin D. Roosevelt starts tomorrow on
a three-months' series of informal
trips on which she hopes to meet
thousands of plain folk and learn
what they think and want.
Discarding her famous bright
blue roadster fCF"a less "conspicuous
car, she hopes to make most of her
trips unheralded, so she can meet
people without fuss or fanfare and
talk to them in every-day fashion.
The- observations that she brings
back from these travels undoubted
ly will be reported to the President
and may ^ave a bearing on charting
the future course of the New Deal.
Mrs. Roosevelt's first trip, on
which she starts tomorrow night,
iwill take her to Tygart Valley and
j-ROedsville, w; Va., where she will
i vies two subsistence homestead
projects, one for stranded miners
J and one for jobless lumbermen. She
, also will speak briefly at commence
ment exercises of Davis and Elkins
College and greet thousands of peo
ple at Grafton. Phllippi, Belington,
Kingwood and Terra Alta. W. Va|
On June 11- she will attend the
Institute of International Relations
at Duke University Durham. N. C.,
and on the same day will visit
Raleigh, N. C.
She expects to leave Washington
toward the end of June and to re
turn only once or twice for brief
stays, before Labor Day. She will
go to New London. Conn., with the
President to see the Harvard-Yale
boat races, if their son, Frankiln,
Jr.. Is still on the crew, and see the
President off t6r his cruise of the
Caribbean and Pacific.
While she will have some rest,
probably including a fortnight in a
secluded mountain camp and per
haps a motor tour of the Far Wet,
she wt|l spend most of the summer
(Continued on page five)
Taxes Will Be
Levied Friday Night
The Board of Commissioners of
Roxboro will meet Friday night,
June 8, 1834, at 7:30 P. M.. at the
City Hall, for the purpose of levy
ing privilege taxes of the Town of
Roxboro for the" fiscal year 1834
All persons who are interested are
invited to be present and make such
suggestions as they see fit.
This June 6, 1934. . '
R. B. Dawes, Mayor.
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Furniture Store Moves
Company.-in view of the present
economic conditions, have found it
impractical to operate a store here
for the present. It is their plan
however to keep In touch with con-*
ditlons here by having a represen
tative over here, but doing the de
livering from the Durham branch.
Mr. T. A. Richards, the manager of
this store, will be a member of
their regular sales force and will
have Roxboro as his territory. They
plan to reopen here in the fall with
a complete stock of goods.
AT WORLD'S FAIR
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Beam, Miss
Sue Frederick and Mr. Jeter Daniel
are spending this week in Chicago
attending the World's Fair.
Additional Donors to*
H. S; Gymn Fund
j. a. long ....rn....810.00
C. J. Davison Co 5.00
D. Pender Company 5 00
Q M?" Fox. Jr 1.00
Special examinations * for high
school students making failures
on their work will be ghSn at the
high school building nfhcn school
open* next liepTcmber. D