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VOL. Lli ? , ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1934. w ' NO. 25.
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Congress Ends Session
Marked By Adoption of
Breaking Up Of Two Threat
. ened Filibusters In The Sen- -|
ate Made Adjournment -
HOUSING MEASURE ONE
OF LAST BILLS APPROVED
Hastings Abandons Opposition To
RaSwagr Labor Bill After Being
Assured That Democrats "will Not
gUcbig In Further Legislation;
Long Wins His Fight To
? Send Frazier-Lemke Farm Mora
1 torinm Bill To. President; Chief
W Executive Compliments Legislators
And Borah Fays Tribute To Gar
ner; House Stages Show Whiio
Waiting On Senate To Quit
Washington, June 18.?The 73fd
Congress has moved out of Wash
ington Into the history books.
It adjourned tonight and the cur
tain dropped on the second act of
the drama called the New Deal.
For more than five months Con
gress has squabbled, wheedled and
orated to enact legislation affecting
the liff of every man. woman and
child in the Onited States.
Typical of the spirit of the ses
sion's legislation was the last major
measure adopted tonight?the bil
lion-dollar housing program design
ed for thfc betterment of thousands
The dying hours of Congress
found President Roosevelt relaxing
in the White House study, a mile
and a half from Capitol Hill.
Later he will scribble his signa
ture across papers that will make
? laws out of the last-minute bills
In general, this Congress has
given him what he wanted. *fb
night found him in possession of
unprecedented power to mold the
nation's economic future according
to his own pattern. Between now
and January 1, 1935?when Congress
meets again?he will have an op
portunity to test his theories in the
tires of experience.
From noon until 7 p. m? today
the fighting in Congress was bitter.
Two filibusters were started and
broken in the Senate. -Senate De
mocratic Leader Joe T. Robinson
threatened to keep Senators in ses
sion all night. '
Peace came at dusk when Sen.
Daniel O. Hastings, R. Del., aban
doned his filibuster against the rail
way labor bill and allowed the Sen
ate to pass It with the understand
ing that no additional legislation
would be brought In before adjourn
ment. The bill outlaws company
unions and requires meditation of
all railway labor disputes.
Two hours previously, the 8enate
[had smothered a filibuster by Sen.
(Continued on page two)
AT HOTEL JONES
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club met in
its usual weekly meeting at the
New Hotel .Jones on Monday night
with Cephas Joyner In charge of
the program. After the discussion
of a few matters of business Mr.
Joyner introduced his wife who
talked for a few minutes on the
life of Allen Simpson Brown, foun
der of Kiwanis International. Fol
lowing this the members completed
a program started at the last meet
ing 1. e. the telling of each mem
ber's life history Mrs. Joyner's talk
was most enjoyable and Instructive,
as was the cross sections of the
member's lives. After a song the
club adjourned to meet next Friday
at Frospect Hill.
CARD OF THANKS
The loyal support given me by my
friends and the voters of Person
County in the recent primary has
awakened within me a most profound
sence of gratitude, and I wish to
extend to every one who in any wa?
aided me in obtaining the nomina
tion for the fjlrrk of the Superior
Court, my slffcere thanks.
I deem your confidence In me the
finest tribute that I have ever re
ceived. and I wish to assure each
and every one that 1 will strive to
be worthy of your expression of
friendship and trust, and that I will
give to the diAies of that office the
very best that Is within me.
With a deep sense of gratitude,
bellevef me to .be.
? e? Bue C.1 BimDIiti.?:
OF HELENA COM
Miss Addle Andrews, age 50,
daughter of Mrs. Jane Andrews and
the late John Andrews, died at the
home of her mother last Thursday
at about 9:S0 P. M. Miss Andrews
had been ill for about six years and
iher death was attributed to a com
| plication of diseases. She leaves to
i mourn her teas her mother, Mrs.
! Janie Andrews, three brothers, C.
,W., H. E., and J. T. Andrews of
Person County, four sisters, Mrs. R.
H. Wilkerson and Mrs. F. Y. Gam
ble of flurham, Mrs. L. M. Burton
and Mrs. Lizzie Bowling of Person
The funeral was held Saturday
morning at 11 from the home with
her pastor. Rev. B. E. Stanfield, in
charge of the services. She was bur
ied in the family burying ground.
N. C. FARMERS
Raleigh, June 19.?More fanners
in North Carolina have borrowed
from their cooperative production
credit associations than in any other
state. Dr. C. G. Garman, in charge
of educational work for the Produc
tion Credit Division of the Farm
Credit Administration, said in a talk
before a state conference of teach
ers of vocational agriculture, here
.today (June 19).
More than 11,450 farmers in North
(Carolina have borrowed $2,757,400
from their production credit asso
ciations in addition to the $157,300
they have arranged 19 receive in a
series of Installments' duflng " the
season, according to Dr. Garman.
"Farmers borrowing from these
production credit associations have
become members of their local unit
which has ben eestablished as a
permanent financial institution to
supply farmers with short-term cred
it on a sound business basis at low
interest rates. They use their loans
to finance the production, harvest
ing and marketing of cotton, to
bacco, and oher crops and for the
purchase of livestock, horses, mules,
seed, fertilizer, machinery and farm
supplies as well as for financing
needed repairs and improvements,"
Mrs. Bayard wA>ten of Chapel
Hill appeared on the program of the
Garden Club held in the Womans'
Club building last Monday after
noon at 3:30. Mrs. Woo ten has spent
some time in and around Charles
ton, 8. C., making pictures of the
famous gardens of that section.
She had prepared slides for her lec
ture, and these were of very inter
esting nature. They illustrated
Mrs. Wooteij's lecture admirably.
She had slides of the Middleton,
Megnolia. and Cypress Gardens,
eighty odd in number; her other
slides had to do with the interesting
points, historical and otherwise, in
Charleston. S. C. She also had
some of the Wormsloe Plantation,
over two hundred years old. These
pictures haye been exhibited in
many of the southern states and
some of the northern ones. Mrs.
Woo ten's lecture was enjoyed by all
who heard her. and saw the sidles.
The evening services at Long Me
morial Methodist Church and First
Baptist Church will be called in
the coming Sunday night. A11 the
people are asked to worship at the
Presbyterian Church to welcome the
BJRTH OF SON
Rev. and'Mrs. J. Furman Herbert
are receiving congratulations _on the
birth of a son? Walter Frederick.
He was born Tuesday' morning at
3:15 at Duke Hospital. Mother and
I "Oil iWlDf ntreW,
The Chinese people,"^enturles ago,
acquired the belief that the rhlnb
fceros ate poisonous substances with
its food, and that cups made from
rhinoceros horn could serve as a
detector of poison and an antidote
for It. : :
POSTMASTER A. P.
Died Saturday Morning After
Long Period Of Gradually
PROMINENT IN BUSINESS
.AND SOCIAL AFAIRS
Mr. A. P. Clayton .age 65, died
at his residence on last Saturday
morning at 3 o'clock. He had been
in declining health for a long time,
but had been at his office until
about five days before his death.
Mr. Clayton had been in public
life for many years, having served
as Register of Deeds for Person
county for two or more terms, and
had been postmaster here for the
past ten years, his term of office
having expired on the first of June.
He was well and favorably known
by almost every one in the town and
County, and made a good record in
dealing with the public. He was a
[native of" the County, mowed to Rox
boro many years agO-Afld was .re
cognized as one of the leading citi
zens, always responding liberally of
his time and means to every worthy
: object, whether it was charity or a
business deal. He was a faithful
and consistent member of the Rox
boro Primitive Baptist church, and
took an active interest "in church af
fairs; for many years was clerk of
the County Line Baptist association,
and was held in high-esteem by his
Mr. Clayton is survived by his
widow; one son, Thea Clayton; five
daughters, Mrs. J. F- Lewis, of
Farinvllle. Va.; Mrs. J. M. Long of
?payetteville. N. C.; Mrs. I. L. James,
Mrs. H. S. Gates. Mrs. Preston Sat
terfleld and Mrs. O. T. Kirby of
Roxboro; three brothers, Messrs.
Nat, Otto and Flem Clayton, all of
Funeral services were conducted
from the home on Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, being in charge of El
der J. A. Herndon, Rev. S. F. Nicks,
Elder E. L. Cobb. Elder. Chandler,
and Rev. J. F. Herbert. Interment
was made in Burchyood cemetery.
Raleigh. June 17.?Mrs. Franklin
D. Roosevelt, -wife of the social
minded President of the United
States, is disturbed and distressed
that the teachers of North Carolina
are paid such low salaries and fully
expressed her feelings in. that re
spect on the occasion of her recent
visit to Raleioh.
"We should see what the govern
ment does with the money we pay
in taxes. We should see that this
money is spent as we want it spent.
Much of-our difficulties come from
not being interested in how the tax
money is spent.
"If" we watch these expenditures,
she said, "we will pay better salaries
to our teachers, and we should pay
them better. J do not understand
why we pay sueh meager salaries to
those we entrust with the respon
sibility of^tebchlng our children.
Many people dont seem to know
that the most Important thing in
the school is the teacher."
Mrs. Roosevelt said that she had
witnessed young teachers, Just out
of school themselves, without proper
training, attempting to Instruct the
"That is not the way to run the
schools." she said. "The rBjult is
poor educational advantages for our
children. We should spend our
mdney on things that will ultimate
ly bring the best results."
Mrs. Roosevelt told of visiting a
community in which was located a
fine school building, but she found
that it was closed, ane there was no
money to run it, because the people
of the community had not paid
proper attention to government. The
officials had spent too much for
building and had nothing left to
operate the school.
"If you don't pay attention, more
of this kind of thing will happen.
You wont have good publt coflcials
unless you are good citizens. If you
go to sleep, then you will get what
is coming to you. Wpmen should
think of themselves and know what
they want Don't criticise govern
ment unless you know what you
want done and elect the porper peo
ple to do It."
Mrs. 8. J. Dickens, who has been
visiting in Richmond, Va., for several
days, has returned home.
No woman is permitted on Mount
ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER PASSES
To the right is Mr. H. C. Long of Denniston, Halifax County, Va.,
who died May 5, 1934. At the time of his death he was ninety-three
years old. He is survived by his wife, one sister, Miss Caroline Long,
of Cluster Springs, Va.; one brother, R. M. Long, of Roxborotwelve
children, fifty-two grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and three
great-great-grandchildren. He was born and raised in Person County.
Mr. Long served through the Civil War and played a true soldier's part.
On the left is Mr. L. B. Long, a brother to Mr. H. C. Long. He, too,
served throughout the War Between the States. At the time of his death
he was eighty-four years Old. He is survived by several children and
many grandchildren. ?
YOUNG WHITE MAN
J. E. WHITFIELD
Mr. James Elijah Whitfield, aged
64. died at his home in the Bushy.
Pork section after an illness of|
about twelve months. Although Mr. |
Whitfield ""was .not confined to his
bed all of this time, his health had ;
not been normal for a year preced
ing his death. He died late Wed- j
nesday afternoon, and leaves many,
friends and relatives to mourn his
Funeral services were conducted
frcm the family burying ground
with Elders Chandler and Hawkins
,ln charge of the services. Many
beautiful floral designs paid mute tri
bute to the esteem in which "Mr.
i Jimmie" was held by his friends.
His neiees and nephews were the
floral bearers. Following the funer
al services Mr. Whitfield was laid to
rest in the family burying ground.
Mr. Whitfield has far -many years
been one of the leadlng and promi
nent citizens of his section and ?f
the county. Eterly taking a leading \
part in the life of Bushy Pork sec - i
tion he won the admiration, and es
teem of all who knew him, and he
has left a mark on the life of that
community and on the entire coun
ty that will not soon be forgotten.
AT LAKE COHOON
The following named gentlemen
are spending the week at Lake Co
lumn, near Suffolk, Va? fishing: Dr.
O. W. Gentry, Messrs. D. W. Led
better, Ruffln Puryear, Maynard
Clayton, Kehneth Oakley and W.
O. Bradsher. These are old time
fishermen and they will likely have
some old time fish yams to dispense
when they return.
There will be o cake sale held at
Carolina Power and Light Company,
Saturday morning, June 23rd. at 10
o'clock A. M. for the benefit of the
Bright Jewels of Etfgar Long Memo
rial Church. Come and buy your'
Mrs. W. T. Kirby, Pres.
Mr. Charlie Fox. son of Mr. andj
Mrs. S. F. Pox, was carried to Watts
hospital last Friday for appendicitis.
He was operated on Friday night,
and at this writing he is recovering
satisfactorily. It is expected that
ha will he homo some time soon.
Isaac J. Moore Is Seriously
Injured In Face By Blast
Isaac J. Moore, 21-year-old resi
dent of the Surl community, at
tempted to kill himself yesterday
morning about 9:30. Mr. Moore, It
is said, made very cartful arrange
eht to carry Out the act, even to
the placing of his watch out of dan
ger when the explosion went off. He
lives with Baxter Duncan about
four iniles south of Roxboro in the
Surl community, and it was in Mr.
Duncan's bam that the attempt
was made. Mrs. Duncan said that
she heard a shot, and going to see
what had happened, found Mr.
Moore with one side of his face al
most completely gone as a result of
the shot. She immediately sum
moned aid and Dr. Nicholf, the
coroner, arrived a short time later.
The injured man was rushed to
Watts Hospital in Durham' At
the last reports from there he was
resting comfortably, and it was
thought that his condition was a
little improved. No one could as
sign any cause for the suicidal at
tempt except that Mr. Moore had
been known to be morose during the
past few weeks.
Off For 2 Week* Trip
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Hughes left
last Friday for Chicago, where they
wtll spend a week visiting the World's
Fair, and from there they will go
to Detroit to attend the annual
meeting of Rotary International.
Dr. Hughes is the incoming presi
dent of Roxboro Rotary, and the
members are looking forward to
hearing a splendid report from him
on Rotary, International when he re
Mr. Crowell Improve*
We are glad to state that Mr. H.
L. Crowell, who has been confined
to his home for some time is much
improved and it is hoped that lie
will soon be able to be up and about
Children's Day Ai
A children's day program will be
presented at Brookland church June
34th at 7:30 o'clock. The public is
cuidlaily invliwl. ?=-=;? i
KERR TOBACCO IE
SENT TO PRESIDENT
Signature Of Executive Re
garded As Certain Of Be
ENACTMENT IS SEEN
AS REAL ACHIEVEMENT
Washington, June 18.?A f t e r
many delays, the Kerr tobacco con-;
trol bill today was finally passed by
both branches of Congress and sent
to the President for approval. There |
is no doubt that the bill will be
signed since it has the full approval
of the Department of Agriculture,
which regards it as more desirable
than the similar Bankhead cotton
The department's last objections
to the bill were removed today
when the Senate included in its
several amendments to the bill two of
which had been urged by the de
partment. One of .these removed
the exemption of 2.000 pounds of to
bacco for each farmer from the tax
of not less than 25 nor more than
33 1-3 per cent which the bill im
poses upon the sale of all tobacco
not produced in accordance with re
duction agreements with the De
! partment of Agriculture.
I In lieu of this exemption the Sen
ate adopted an amendment wholly
; acceptable to the department. Un
der that amendment the amount of
additionol tax exempt warrants
which may be issued in any coun
ty was Increased to six per cent
instead of five per cent of the total
allotments for the county and it
was provided that not less than
two thirds of such additional quotas
should be given to farmers whose
regular quotas would be 1,500 pounds
The other department amend
ment changed the authorization for
the department to use the proceeds
of the tax levied in the bill for its
i enforcement, thus making a separ
ate appropriation unnecessary.
Liberal Feature in Bill.
One liberal feature contained in
the bill that is not found in the
similar Bankhead bill will enable
any grower to sign a contract with
in 30 days of the effective date of
1 the act. which will be when it is
signed by the President, and there
upon receive the rental payments
and other benefits received by those
who signed contracts at the time
j of the reduction campaign late last
year and early this year.
? Since about 95 per cent of the
growers in North Carolina have
signed the reduction agreements al- j
ready and since the crop is being
greatly curtailed by weather condi
tions, it is not believed that the
production in North Carolina will
be substantially less this year than
it would have been without enact
ment of the law. However, it is ex
pected that not to exceed ten per
cent of the tobacco produced in the
state will have to pay the tax. the
exact amount being determined by
weather conditions from now on.
Should weather conditions con
tinue satisfactory, the actual crop
may be far less than that allowed
by the quotas which will amount to.
approximately 400.000,000 pounds
for North Carolina under the pres
ent restrictions which are 80 per
cent of the average crop raised for
the past three years Instead of TO,
per cent as provided in the con
tracts. the Increase in quotas being
due to drought conditions.
Last year the production in the
State was 556,000.000 pounds, an ab
normally large amount.
I ? ' - - ?> ' 1
June 26th, at 7:30
o'clock P. M., Per
son Lodge No. 113
A. F. & A. M. will
5* convene In a tteg
of importance will receive atten
tion at this meeting. All M. M.
Wm. W Morrell, Master.
J. B. Rlggsbee. Secretary.
Mrs. W. C Bullock was called to
Warrenton last Thursday afternoon
on account of the Illness of her
mbther, Mrs. Nannie Moggie. She
returned Saturday afternoon and
we are glad to hear Unit her niullur
is very much improved.
The services at St. Marks Epis
copal Church for June 34 will be
Held at 4.91 P. M. 4
ACT TO BOOST
stocks of sue
Launches Administration Up
on Extension Of Its Mone
OFFICIALS PRESENT FOR
Washington, June 19.?The Roose
velt administration tonight extend
ed its new monetary policy into an
other field with the signature by
the President of the Pittman silver
The measure directs buying of
the metal by the Treasury until it
comprises 25 per cent of the na
tion's metallic monetary stocks.
Mr. Roosevelt invited Senotor
Pittman (D. Nev), whose name the
bill bears; Chairman Doughton
(D-N. C.) of the House Ways and
(D-Utah), Representative Dies CD
Means committee; Senator King
Tex.) and others active in drafting
the legislation too witness his signa
ture of the bill.
The Chief Executive delayed
signing until the exchanges were
Simultaneously, Guy T. Helyer
ing. Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue, promulgated regulations gov
erning the tax on transfers of in
terests in silver bulllion td carry out
the purposes of the silver purchase
Treasury experts have estimated
that the purchase of approximately
1300.000,000 ounces of silver will be
required to reach the 25-75 ratio
The department estimates its
present stock of silver bullion and
the silver coin in circulotion are
about 700,000.000 ounces, 12 per cent
of the metallic monetary stocks.
A group of Western Senators,
who doggedly held out for some ac
tion affecting silver at this session,
regarded the bill as the most sig-t
niflcant step since the metal was
demonetized in the 187(l's.
Others, however, including Sena
tor Thomas fD-Oakla.). said it
would have little effect in accom
plishing their primary aim of addi
Midway between the two groups
were the conservative Republicans
who viewed it as another alarming
move away from the orthodox gold
standard, abandoned by the Roose
The bill has inflationary possibil
ities. The Treasury is directed to
issue silver certificates equal to the
money spent in the purchase pro
For example, if the Treasury pays
out $500,000,000 for silver, it will
issue half a billion dollars of silver
But the time for the silver pur
chases was left entirely In the hands
"of the President, During the long
negotiations which resulted in the
compromise bill, he and the Treas
ury took the stand that unless the
specific terms of the purchases were
left to their discretion, the govern
ment might be at the mercy of spec
ulators in the metal. Beyond that,
they viewed any mandatory direc
tion as to the time and amount to
be bought as a factor which mights
upset the countries of the world
that depend upon silver for their
CAUGHT BIG FISH
Mr. Lawrence Woods went Ash
ing the other day. He dldnt expect
to achieve anything better than his
past successes as a fisherman. "He
was Ashing down at the Durham
City Lake, and he landed' a nine
pound bass. This seems to be the
record, according to some of the
old timers around here. Of course
there are .bigger Ash. but a nine
pound bass in this section Is very
unusual. And this is not just ong
of the Ash stories, either, because
we saw the evidence, 1. e., the Ash.
There have been some rumors
Aoatlng around for the past few days
that some of our loyal organizations
here are trying to foster a oountv
Fair for this county nnt fall?Wo
are not prepared to say that these
rumors are welt founded but they
are being aired and something
may come of It in the near future
When black cloth becomes shiny,
rub the spots with slices of raw