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VOL. LL ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1934. v NO. 27.
ALFRED SLOAN SEES1
RECOVERV BEGUN WITH
President Of General Motors I
Feels Certain That We Are
Making Strides Forward
SAYS EARLIER FORE
CAST IS JUSTIFIED
New York, July 2.?Alfred P.
Sloan, Jr., president of General
Motors, feels certain that we are
in an industrial recovery; further-'
more, that this recovery is, in its
general trend, a force as irresistible
as that of the industrial depression
that preceded it.
He was asked today, the end of
I1'the first half of 1934, if, in spite of
all the current pessimism, he still
felt as he stated in his annual re
port, earlier in the year.
There was no hesitation in an
swering "yes" on the part of the
industrialist who is responsible for
scores of corporations operating fac
tories from coast to coast?all over
the world in fact?and employing
more than 200,000 men in America.
Stands by Prediction
He said: "Let's see exactly what I
did say then. Here it is:
" 'The rate of improvement may
be accelerated or retarded by inject
ing into the picture abnormal in
fluences, but the general trend will
hot be affected for the reason that
an industrial recovery, like an in
-dustrial depression, is ,in a practi
cal sense of the word, an Irresistible
"Yes, I still stand by that, al
though the part about acceleration
or retardation is important, and_
there goes with that the implica
tion that influences could be in
jected into the picture that would
temporarily offset the normal trend
Sloan, while an optimist, appre
ciates that pessimism is quite gen
eral among business and financial
leaders today. He said:
"For one thing, the thinking peo
ple seem to view with apprehension
the spending of such huge sums of
money. They realize that expendi
tures of this character have the po
litical effect of calling for more and
bigger expenditures, and they won
der where it will end and whether
it will end short of a catastrophe.
"Understand. I'm giving you what
I believe to be a cross-section of
opinion of the people I meet?not
necessarily my own. As for myself.
I Just can't believe but what we will
have judgment enough to recog
nize facts and adjust our course be
fore it is too late. t
"There seems to be uncertainty
as to whether industry and business
will come forward and take up the
load, which, all agree, the Govern
ment cannot continue to carry in
"The situation seems to call for
some definite clarification of policy
' on the part of the Administration.
On the other hand, we all must re
cognize that that is not possible
because many of the things that are
being done are admittedly experi
F. T. SATTERFIELD
IS BURIED SUNDAY
TMr. F. T. Satterfield, well-known
farmer of the southern section of
the county, who died on Saturday
following a stroke of paralysis suf
fered last Tuesday, was buried Sun
day in the J. P. Tingen family bury
ing ground1 near the home, Mr. Sat
terfield was a member of the Meth
odist Church and his pastor. Rev.
B. E. Stanfleld of the Helena Cir
cuit, conducted the services. Pall
bearers were: Messrs. F.. W. Rogers,1
W. P. RogeTS. R. J. Rogers, M. R.
Satterfield, E. G Satterfield. and
O. M. Moore.
Mr. Satterfield leaves to mourn his
passing his wife. Mrs. Dorcas Satter
field. one brother, Mr. R. I. Satterfield.
three sisters, Mrs. O. R. Satterfield..
, o?_ Asjheville, Mrs. A. A. Tingen of
' Apex, and Mrs'. John Rogers of Vlr
Edgar Long Memorial
At the morning preaching service
on next Sunday, July 8th, Rev J.
F. Herbert, pastor, will preach a ser
mon especially honoring the mem
bers of the Masonic and the East
ern-Star Lodges of Person County
at Long Memorial MHIiudlsi ihuith.
TO fyls service the public is cor
dially Invited. Especial invitation
is extended to the members of these
two outstanding secret orders. Seats
at the front of the auditorium yAll
be reserved for these organisations
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N.C. REVENUE SHOWS
ALL-TIME HIGH MARK
Receipts For General Funds
During Fiscal Year Aggre
Raleigh, July 2.?The state of
North Carolina collected more gen
eral fund revenue during the fiscal
year which closed Saturday than it
ever received before.
Receipts for the general fund ag
gregated (21,569.808.07. an Increase
of more than (7,000,000 over the to
tal Of (14301.819.03 which was col
lected in 1932-33, A. J. Maxwell,
commissioner of revenue, said today.
Highway fund receipts for the 12
fiscal months aggregated $22,552,
478.57, an increase of (2383,000 over
the 1932-33 total of (20,168,650.03.
To close the state's books with
all possible 1933-34 reVenue includ
ed, highway patrolmen came into
Raleigh all through Saturday night
with last minute collections of all
kinds and the books were not fin
ally totalled until 8 o'clock yester
day morning after the force had
worked all night.
As a result receipts Saturday to
talled (300,885 and the money re
ceived on schedule B license taxes
reached* (1,018,000 for June, nearly
a million dollars ahead of the same
tax receipts last June. Only $94.
286.18 in all taxes was collected on
June 30, 1933. the last day of the
previous fiscal year.
The increase of (7,000,000 in the
general fund was largely accounted
for by the collection of (6,015,800.36
from the three per cent general
sales tax, which was in effect for
the first time. It was pointed out
these figures represented fully only
11 months collections and did not
include any tax on credit or time
accounts outstanding on June 1.
License Plates lip
The highway fund statement re
vealed that 70348 more pairs of
automobile license plates had been
sold up to June 30 than in the sim
ilar period last year With the reve
nue from this source showing an in
crease of (1.138,856. Gasoline tax re
ceipts for the fiscal year were $1,
000,194 above those for last fiscal
In connection with the/tax col
lections, it wa^pointed out that the
general fundvnever acted as collect
ing agency for the 15-cent ad valo
rem levy which was in effect from
1931 to 1933 but its returns of about
$4,000,000 annually were less than
those from the three per cent gen
The general fund report also not
ed that levies which brought the
state $525,459 in 1933 were discon
tinued by the legislature effective on
July 1, 1933. They affected mer
chants through a license tax and
were licenses on trucks for hire.
General fund revenue in June
totalled (1.765.700.44, compared with
$1302,867.55 in the same month last
year, while highway revenues ag
gregated $1,629,775.82. compared
with $1,442,142.9T in June, 1933.
PRINCE HENRY OF
HOLLAND 1$ DEAD
Consort Of Queen Wilhelmina
Succumbs To Heart Malady
~ At Age Of 58
The Hague, Holland, July 3 ?
Henry, Prince Consort of Holland,
died today. Death came suddenly,
shortly before 3 p m. He was 58.
Suffering from heart disease, he
had been Ul for several days since
he was stricken at his headquarters
In the Red Cross office.
It had been stated, however, that
his condition was not considered
serious. This morning his physician
said he was quiet following a rest
less night, and the end came un
expectedly In the afternoon.
Prince Henry's daughter, Princes
Juliana, now visiting London, .was
to leave tomorrow, to see her fa
ther. Her departure. It was be
lieved, may be hastened by his
The marriage of Prince Henry to
Queen Wilhelmina of Holland In
1901 was one of the . most brilliant
royal alliances of a generation. She
was 20 at the time, and her bride
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AlUntville String Band
The Allensville string band will
be at Hurdle Mills high school on
Friday, July 8th, at 7:30 O'clock.
Admisslop, 10 And IS cents. The pub
lic is cordially Invited.
DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK
That, your tiome merchants always carry In stock seasonable
merchandise at reasonable prices.
You can get quality, price and satisfaction from home
merchants, so why buy from a peddler or a catalogue?
The amount of money taken away from every community by,
door-to-door peddlers is surprising.
Peddlers are usually people wlro do not lire to the community
In which they work, they pay no taxes, do not help to support
the community and are interested only in what they can take
out of It.
Money spent with them is money taken out of the community
to work for some city far away.
Everyone should stop and investigate before they buy from
a peddler or a catalogue.
MONEY SPENT WITH HOME MERCHANTS 'SERVES THE
HOME COMMUNITY. IT STAYS AT HOME AND WORKS
EVERY DOLLAR SENT AWAY FROM YOUR COMMUNITY
TAKES NEEDED STRENGTH FROM IT.
KEEP YOUR MONEY WORKING IN THE HOME COM
Yon Papen Finally Given ~
Full Freedom By Hitler
UNION CITY, Tenn. ... A new
picture of General Rice A. Pierce
(above) who is the Commander-in
Chief of the United Confederate
Veterans for 1934, being elected at
Chattanooga at the 44th reunion.
DR. SIMMONS GOES
Dr. and Mrs. H. R. Simmons and
family left yesterday for Lumber
ton where Dr. Simmons has accept
ed a position. Dr. Simmons has
been manager of the Davis Drug
Company here for some time, and
he and his family have endeared
themselves to the town by their ac
tive interest in all civic affairs. We
congratulate Lumberton upon gain
ing such good ctiizens.
Dr. Henderson, who is connected
with Peobody Drug Co., has accept
ed the position as manager of the
Davis Drug Company, and took
charge yesterday, r We welcome Dr.
Henderson to Our little city and
trust he will find us to his liking.
Mr. O. A. Duncan, agent here for
the Norfolk and Western Railway,
was operated on yesterday morning
at Duke Hospital in Durham. He
had been ill at his home on Lamar
Street for some time but it was not
until a few days ago that it was
deemed advisable to remove him to
the hospital. At this writing his
condition is considered serious.
BAR BOY FROM
Co rat Cables. Fla., June 3.?Fif
teen-year-old Harry Allen Shay, Jr.,
who confessed he killed his mother
with a shotgun because she insist
ed that .he study during his school
vacation-.' will not be premitted to
attend her funeral tonight.
On Sunday morn
ing, July 8, at the
eleven o'clock hour
Rev. J. F. Herbert
will preach a ser
mon to the Ma
sons at the long
All Masons are invited and urged
to attend. The Eastern Stars are
also invited to go along with the
Masons. All will meet-at the Lodge
Hall at 10:30 o'clock, form a line
and march to the church.
With His Opposition Crushed
German Chancellor Releases
Pressure On Von Papen
NAZIS DENY HUNDREDS
WERE SLAIN IN REVOLT
Berlin, July 2.?Chancellor Adolf
Hitler, his opposition crushed/ by
scores of "heads rolling in the safid,"
lessened the pressure on Vice-Chan
cellor Franz von Papen tonight, per
mitting his second in command to
go scot free.
The order came on the heels of
an earlier decree placing most of
the members of the Vice-Cchancel
lor's entourage under arrest, von
Papen, long under surveillance as
the outstanding conservative, mo#
archist leader In the Nazi-controll
ed cabinet, however, was permitted
his utmost freedom.
The move was regarded as a vic
tory for President Paul Von Hinden
burg and the conservative group
toward whom Hitler is swinging fol
lowing "Bloody Saturday" and the
days since in which his execution
ers have mowed down men who
stood out against him in the ex
tremist blocs of his own Nazi move
Deny Wholesale Killings.
Officials, meanwhile, denied pub
lished reports that "hundreds" had
been slain in the suppression of the
opposition. The known dead totaled
46, with possibly twice that number
shot in cities and towns as Hitler's
men moved against insurgent ele
ments in the Nazi Storm Troops,
consolidating his position and rising
to new might in the Third Reich.
Twenty were shot at the Lighter
field cadet school. An official for
mally denied wild rumors abroad of
higher figures. The cabinet tomor
row is to publish the list of dead.
Hitler's enemies were stunned
into submission by the swift action
of firing squads. President Von
Hindenburg's blessing on Hitler's
baptism of blood?seldom equalled
outside of war?restored to the
Chancellor the prestige which mo
mentarily during the past 48 hours
it appeared he might lose.
Hitler significantly refrained from
molesting members of the former
imperial family residing in Ger
many and rumors persisted that the
Nazi movement would continue to
ward the right.
The third day of his suppression
of the "Second Revolution," begun
on "Bloody Saturday" at Munich,
was marked by the announcement
that Gregor Strasser, former Hitler
confidant, had committed suicide.
The death list mounted with dis
patches from Munich confirming the
execution of Karl Zehntner and
Alexander Glaser. Zehntner was de
scribed as proprietor of a restaur
ant where the late Captain Ernst
Roehm, executed Storm Troop com
mander, often conferred with
friends. Glaser was an attorney.
Strasser, like others executed r
Hitler's orders, was close to the
i Chancellor during his rise to power,
i He broke with Hitler in December,
! 1932. over the question of Nazi sup
port, to the Von Scheltcher cabinet.
Oeneral Kurt Von Schleicher and
(Continued on page eight)?
NEW DRINK MIXER
t of the bargains that the Rox
ro Drug Co. is featuring this
ek. They have recently Installed
new fresh fruit "stlr-em-up
ick" drink mixer. Call on them
? a refreshing, mixture.
IS A FEATURE OF
Thursday Night Program Led
By Wheeler Newell Proves
NEW OFFICERS TAKES
UP DUTIES TONIGHT
Wheeler Newell presented to the
Rotary Club a very interesting and
entertaining program last Thurs
day night at the New Hotel Jones.
The first item of entertainment was
a series of clog dances given by
some Of the old timers here. These
Included Ben Davis, W. H. Harris,
Reg. Harris and Rev. Billy West.
These men were accompanied at
the piano by Mrs. Wallace Woods,
pianist for the Rotary Club. At the
conclusion of the dances Mr. W. H.
Harris was declared by a vote of the
club to have won the prize, which
was a beautiful loving cup with his
name engraved upon it. (Some of
the members stated later that they
couldnt decide whether Wheeler
bought the cup from the five and ten
or whether he dug it up out of some
of his old stock.) The next on the
program was Mr. Joe Kirby, whose
fame as a dancer is known far and
.wide. His partner in the waltz
number was Miss.Margaret Penn, of
Carthage, guest at the New Hotel
Jones. This couple danced with
such grace and ease, that it is a won
der how the other members* kept to
their seats. After the dance a prize
was presented to Miss Penn, she be
ing the deserving one, sayeth the
master of ceremonies, as it was she
who had to carry a double load, 1. e.
both she apd Mr. Kirby walked on
The program was immensely en
joyed by everyone present, Wheeler,
in his own way, always brings a
?good one^MrrW: A. sergeant made
a brief talk, congratulating the re
tiring president, O. B, McBroom.
upon the successful way fh* which
he had managed the affairs of Ro
tary during the year just closed.
The newly elected officers, Jack
Hughes as president, and Gene
Thompson as secretary, will be in
ducted into office on this Thursday
In the regular meeting of the Rox
loro Kiwanis Club on Monday night
I. R. Simmons, treasurer of the
lub, tendered his resignation on ac
ount of the fact that he had ac
epted a position with a drug store
n Lumberton and would be leaving,
tfter many expressions of regret
rom the president and others that
Hank" ftould have to leave, J.
Irodle Rlggsbee was elected to suc
eed him. It was pointed out that
Joe Simmons had been a most
?aluable member, and. although all
he members did not say so, the
entiment of the entire club was eg
>ressed by those who did speak.
The meeting was held -in the club
oom of the New Jones Hotel. Quests
or the evening were as follows: T.
Woody. C, A. Wright, Dr. Hen
lerson. Baxter Wade, and Miss Mar
:aret Hannah Critcher.
FAN DANCE SALLY
SPRINGS NEW ONE
Chicago, July 3.?Censors clam
!d for a preview of Sally (I-Wear
Fan) Rand's new bubble dance,
t she wouldn't let them have it.
Back at the world's fair for her
tlal appearance tonight. Sally rfe
d them with the retort that they
aldn't stop a show they hadn't
'I can get' an injunction to prove
' she said.
lly's new dance has to do with a
ran tic transparent bubble, which
said to float away from her leav
t her standing alone in a pair of
idals and a folk village.
Students at the United States I
Naval Academy have the rank of
Pay your current water ac
count promptly. Delinquent
water account* muut be paid
Pay your prtvUepe tajce* and
>nM penalty. Action wd be
taken on delinquent* at once.
W. r. Vong,
Tobacco Sold In Warehouses
Under Code Fair Competition
SOLD A FORTUNE
ST. LOOTS .... Miss Huraldine
Shores, 19, (above', sales girl, held
a $1 ticket in the Irish Sweepstakes
which proved to be worth $100,000.
. . . Failing to realize its value on
race day she sold it to a stranger
who offered her $750. Now she won
ders if the stranger will return to
share the winnings.
The young lady pictured above
saw where she could make a big!
profit by selling the Irish Sweep- j
stakes Ticket that she held. But,]
and Here is the sad part of this Ht-:
tie story, that ticket won, yielding]
$100,000. So don't talk to promis
ing looking strangers -who might
want to buy your ticket. You might
live to regret it if you parted with
As Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fox were,
watching the severe electrical storm
of Sunday afternoon from a lower
floor window of their home on the
Chub Lake .road, a bolt of lightning
struck the two-story house, knock
ing several brick from a chimney
and shattering an upper-story win
dew before doing likewise for the
window from which they were
. watching the storm. The bolt struck ]
Mrs. Fox' on the forearm, leaving a
zig zag bum. It also left a burn on
the body of the child. Mr. Fox-was
I not injured. Mrs. Fox and child
were not injured beyond suffering
severe bums and shock,
YOUNG MAN SHOTi
Robert Russell, young man whoj
lives near Ca-Vel Village, was hunt-;
ing frogs with a .22 calibre rifle
last Thursday morning when he ac
cidentally shot himself through the
foct. The bullet penetrated his
right foot Just below the,ankle. He
was rushed to a doctor's office where
his wound was found to be painful,
but not serious. At this writing he
is recovering satisfactorily.
COUNTY MAN DIES
L. P. Duncan Died At Watts
Hospital Monday Afternoon
At 3:00 O'clock ?
Mr. L. P. Duncan, 73. died at
Watts hospital in Durham Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. He had been
til for a lone time and was carried
to the hospital about a week ago.
While not a native of the County he
had made his home here for many
years, and was one of the leaders in
his section. He was a faithful and
Consistent member of the Roxboro
First Baptist church, and was a reg
ular attendant until he became too
He is survived by his wife, who
was Miss Florence Walters before
marriage; two sons. Rev. V. E Dun
can. of Rcxboro. and Capt. E. E.
Duncan, of the O. 8. Army, now lo
cated in Hawaii; four sisters. Mrs.
E. M. Hasklns of Durham. Mrs.
Mary Howard of Varina. Mrs. Mat
tie Stem, of Darlington. 8. C . Mrs.
Sallie Thomasson of Spikworth. Va..
and one brother. F. M. Duncan of
The funeral sen-ices were held at
the home yesterday afternoon at 4|
o'clock, with his pastor. Rev. W. F.i
West, in charge. Rev. L. V. Coggins
assisting Tntermpnt. was made .In
Burchwood cemetery. Nephews of
the deceased served as pallbearers,
with members of the Business Men's
Bible class acting as , honorary pall
bearers; his niedea were floral-bear
Code Signed By The President
Provides For Representa
tion Of Farmers
OF THE CODE
Washington, July 2.?Tobacco sold
by auction and loose leaf warehouses
Is to be handled under a code of fair
competition that is designed to en
able the Industry to eliminate many
trade practices considered detrimen
tal to the best interests of ware
housemen and growers, the agri
cultural adjustment administration"
announced today. Hie code, signed
Saturday by President Roosevelt,
Secretary of Agricullure Wallace,
and NRA Administrator Hugh S.
! Johnson, is effective as of July 9,
I Officials of the tobacco section of
the agricultural adjustment admin
istration, who assisted members of
i the industry in drawing up the
code, pointed out that the code is
unique in that it provides for re
presentation of tobacco farmers on
the code authority, which will ad
minister the code.
The code provides for a producers'
advisory committee of five members,
whose chairman is a member of
the auction and loose leaf tobacco
| warehouse industry code authority
which is set up under- the code. The
producers' advisory committee is de
signed to represent the interests of
tobacco growers and to act gs spokes
man, through its chairman, for the
producers. The' chairman, however,
is not entitled .to vote "ks a member
of the authority.
Voting members of the code au
thority will number eleven, ten of
them elected by warehouse asso-""
ciations in the various tobacco belts
and one elected by members of the
industry who are not warehouse as
The producers' advisory commit
tee may?make recommendations to
the secretary of agriculture concern
ing the operations under the code
and suggest needed amendments.
Further provision-is made that in
addition to code authority and pro
ducers' advisory committee mem
bers, the secretary of agriculture and
ithe administrator of the agricultur
al adjustment act may each appoint
not more than three members of
representatives to the code author
ity, who shall be without vote and
shall serve without expense to the
The code authority, under such
regulations as may be promulgated
by the secretary of agriculture, will
have full power to regulate and gov-i.
ern the industry. It s*so will receive
and investigate complaints of al
leged violations of the code.
The code provides for the slowing -
down of the rate of sale pf ungrad
ed tobacco on the auction warehouse
floors at a maximum of 360 piles or
baskets an hour. The rate for to
bacco graded in accordanoe with
United States grades shall not ex
ceed 375 pies or baskets an hour.
On gome markets tobacco heretofore
has been sold as fast as 400 piles or
baskets an hour, and at times it
has even run as high as 450 piles.
Farmers are also allowed at least
15 minutes after an auction sale in
which to reject a bid.
The code*further provides that all
tobacco offered for sale shall be
weighed by a licensed, wejghman
and that scales shall be tested daily
during the marketing season.
It provides that buyers shall pay
for the tobacco on the basis of
Weights at the time the tobacco is
taken from the warehouse floor
rather than on the basts of what it
weighs after it has been transported
to the factory.
The code authority, with the ap
proval of the secretary, of ' agricul
ture, will recommend the opening
dates tot sales in each of the to
Safeguards against discrimination
between' growers has also been pro
vided in the code. Rebatps of all
kinds, direct or indirect, are - defi
nitely prohibited. No warehouseman
shall reserve space in his warehouse
for any person other than ft pro
ducer or bona fide dealer in tobacco.
The reservation of floor space for
truckers is prohibited.
In states where warehouse charges
are not fixed bylaw, each tobacco
warehouse association must submit
to the code authority a schedule of
fees and commissions to be charged
by all warehousemen In the tobacco
(Continued on page eight)
In the Eskimo language "I love
you'' Is "Univfgssaemtuinalfflnajuan
JuarisigueJak." This explains why
the' Arctic nights have to go so long.