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VOL. LI. ' ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 11; 1934. ?* NO. 28.
FOR OPENING OF
Doors Of E. Carolina Belt To
Open Aug. 23; Middle Belt
Sept. 13, Old Belt Sept. 25 ,
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va,
July 8.?The Tobacco Association of
the United States in convention
here today, set auction dates for
the tobacco-producing belt and elect
ed W. T. Clark, Wilson, N. C., to
succeed A,. B. Carrington, of Dan
ville, Va., as president of the asso
ciation. Other officers and mem
bers of the board of governors were
Two addresses, by A. B. Oarring
and R. J. Baker, of New York,
heard by the convention dur-j
lng the day and a third speech was
delivered in the evening session by
Dr. John Dickinson, assistant sec
retary in the Department of Com
merce at Washington.
Dates" for auction markets were
set by the sales committee as fol
Georgia, August 1; South Carolina,
August 9; Eastern North Carolina,
August 23; Middle Belt, September
13; Old Belt, Sept. 25; Dark Vir
ginia, November 7.
Well Known Tobacco
Mem Comes to Roxb'ro
It is very gratifying to know
that the Planters and Pioneer Ware
houses are looking to the coming
tobacco crop and have engaged one
of the most competent and best
known auctioneers for their houses.
Mr. S. R. Mincey, who was with the
Planters warehouse in South Bos
ton last year has been secured by
these houses and he will spend his
time from now on working for the
interest of this market. Mr. Min
cey has the reputation of being
one of the best, and the market has
scored a good hit by securing his
Their many Irierids will be "glad;
to know that Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Parrell and family, and Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Warren and family have
returned to Ca-Vel from Philadel
phia. These splendid families have
lived at Ca-Vel before, but some
time since were transferred to
Philadelphia, and how that jthey
are again stationed here is pleasing
news. We trust the move this time
Singing and Revival
at Bethany Church
Mr. J. T. High is conducting a
ng class at Bethany Baptist
ch. Moriah. which began last
iday night. On next Monday
night. July 16. Rev. Herbert Roberts,
assisted by Rev. C. P. Hudson, pas
tor, will begin a series of meetings
at the same place. Services will be
held at 4 and 8 o'clock, p. m. The
public is cordially invited to all of
The Roxboro Rotary and Kiwanis
Clubs are sponsoring a tennis tour
nament on the tennis courts of J.
A. Long. The tournament will be
gin July 30th and the Registration
?*111 be in charge of H. W. Newell
and S?m Byrd Wlnstead. If you are
Interested In being the tennis cham
piBft'df Person County, please reg
ister at once. A champion for sin
gles and doubles will be picked and
a suitable prize given each.
Long Memor. Church
Sunday school at 8;45 A. M. W.
A. Sergeant, General 8upt.
Morning preaching service at 11
o'olock. Sermon by pastor.
Young People's meetings 7 P. M.
No night service. Union service
held at eight, o'clock at the Pres_
Garden Club To Meet
The Garden Club will meet Mon
day, July 16th, at 4:00 P. M., at the
home of Mrs. E. V. Boatwrlght, Mrs
H. L. Boatwrlght of Danville will
b? present snd will talk on .'Plow
er decorations for tables." All mem
bers are urged to be present. New
members "arc welcome,
Mrs. J. J. Wlnstead, Sec. pro tern
A PUBLIC BLDG. FOR
ROXBORO: WHY NOT?
Prof. Davidson Raises Ques
tion Of Why Roxboro Has
No Federal Building
Last August as our party was re
turning from Chicago we stopped
for breakfast one morning In Pal
mouth, Ky. Falmouth Is a town of
only eighteen hundred people ?
considerably less than half the pop
ulation of Roxboro. The town had
no paved streets and very few busi
As we drove into Falmouth I no
ticed in a desirable location on the
main street an attractive, commo
dious post office building construct
ed of pressed brick, terra cotta, and
granite. The interior of the build
ing, as I found a little later, had
tiled floor and marble walnscdting.
and was furnished with the appro
priate and substantial furniture and
fixtures usaully provided by the fed
After we had finished breakfast 1
went to the post office to make in
quiry as to how a town of eighteen
hundred' people had secured such a
creditable public building. Of the
assistant postmaster I asked this
question: "What did the people of
Falmouth and vicinity do to secure
tills attractive and highly useful
His answer: "Nothing except to
get behind our member in Congress."
My question, number two: "Did
the local community have to make
any financial contribution toward
securing or erecting this building?"
His answer: "None at all. We
simply kept behind or representa
tives till the project was secured."
Roxboros question: "Why can't
Roxboro get behind her represen
tatives in Congress?" G. C. D.
1ST BAP. CHURCH
God grant that I may live upon
And face the tasks which every
And never lose the glory and the
Of humble service and the simple
things. ?Edgar A. Guest.
Bible school 9:45 A. M.. Dr. H. M.
Beam. General Superintendent.
Preaching 11:00 A. M. Subjectr
"What Is This That 1 Hear Of
B. Y. P. U.'s 7.00 P. M. Miss Lo
rena Wade, General Director.
8:00 P. M. Union Services.
A cordial welcome Is extended to
all. W. P. West, Pastor.
BILLION DOLLAR GAIN
IN REVENUE TAX LOAD
Increase In Taxes Seen Over
Preceding Year?Tar Heels
ALL STATES INCREASED
Washington, July 10.?America's
internal revenue tax burden rose
more than $1,000,000,000 during the
fiscal year ended June 30. last, to a
high point of $2,672,318,602.24. com
pared with $1.619,839,224.30 collected
from the people the preceding fis
cal year, according to statistics of
the in,temal revenue bureau, re
leased by the treasury department
While the increase In taxation was
distributed among all of the states,
in volume it fell heaviest upon the
industrial stages, partciularly New
York, which contributed "$564,321,
812 against $376346,672 the preced
ing year. Of the former amount.
$38,826,088 was in processing taxes
representing substantially a gift to
the less successful portions of th
country. New York, corporations paid
income taxes to the extent of $110,
r05.141, while lfidn lduals paid $150
179.668, while in miscellaneous in
ternal revenue taxes there was col
North Carolina paid into the treas
ury in miscellaneous taxes $217,611.
109, while the processing tax levy
amounted to $29,773,189. although to
tal tax collections in the state
amounted to but $260344,361, which
shows that corporations and indi
viduals paid income taxes amount
ing to $12360071. Total collections
in the state the preceding fiscal
year were $213,487,789.
South Carolina this year paid into
the treasury a total of $20,871045.85
where the preceding year the amount
was but $1,733,731.99. The Increase Is
due to the fact that processing
taxes cost $17397361.71.
The following complimentary no
tice concerning four of Roxboro's
young men appeared in the last is
sue of Charity & Children:
Rev. M. O. Alexander Is always
glad to share a good thing with his
Mills Home friends, especially his
young friends. Sunday he had a
quartet of men from the First Bap
tist church of Roxboro with him
for the day. Mr. Montague, Mr.
Perkins and Mr. Woodard were the
singers and Mrs. Young accompan
ied them with the piano. They came
jover in the late afternoon and gave
sacred concert that was thor
oughly enjoyed by every one. - We
join Mr. Alexander and the First
Baptist church in thanking Rev. W.
,F. West and the First Baptist
church of Roxboro for the loan of
the quartet for the day.
WAS A SUCCESS
Womans' Club And Carolina
Light & Power Co. Held
Annual School Last Week
The Carolina Power and Light
Company lor the past several years
has given a tree cooking school here
I for the benefit of those who pare to
come. This school for the current
year was held on Monday and Tues
day of last week and it was spon
sored by the Roxboro Womans'
'Club. These schools tend to show
the latest methods of cooking as they
have been developed by experts, the
model kitchen, the energy and step
saving electrical devices, and many
other things of interest to the house
wife. The Womans' Club is grate
ful to the Carolina Power and Light
Company for the opportunity given
them and also for the Grand Prise
of the school, a Master-Mixer, pre
sented by the Carolina Power and
Light Company. More than fifty
other business men of Roxboro con
! tributed to the success of the school,
and to them the Womans' Club ex
tends its most heartfelt thanks for
making possible such an interesting
and successful school as was con
ducted here this year. Every year
the school is gaining in popularity
and several of the ladies have been
heard to say that they would not
miss one for anything, an indication
'that they look forwtard to them
every year. But to all, the electrical
company, the business men, and to
the ladies who attended, the Wo
mans' Club is indebted, because
without the support of any one of
them the .school could not have done
the real service that everyone feels
that it has done to the community
The following girls from Long
Memorial Intermediate department
attended the Christian Adventure
Assembly the past week at Louis
i burg College: Katherlne Harris,
Elizabeth Long, Hazel Warmack,
Grace Osborne Clayton, Dorothy
Winstead, Frances Winstead. These
girls were taken to Louisburg by
Mr. R. L. Harris and Mr. Kendall
Street. The pastor, Mr. Herbert,
brought them back on Monday.
Katherlne Harris was honored by
being elected the secretary of the
assembly, and Elizabeth Long wr
likewise honored by appointment to
the chairmanship of the recreation
The girls report that they had a
wonderful time at the assembly. Mr.
Herbert, who attended the com
mencement exercises and consecra
tion service, reports that the as
sembly was a high point of inspira
tion for all who attended. These
young people are expected to make
reports on the coming Sunday at
the Sunday school hour and at the
League meeting at night. They are
likewise e<P*cted to get to +rork
earnestly to help carry out the
things they have learned at the as
CONCORD JULY 15
The first service in the revival
for Concord church will be held
Sunday, July ll at 11 A. M. On
Monday the only service will be at
8 P. M. Following that services will
be held at8:30 and 8 P. hi. through
out the wee*.
j-v ; ^4^ e. B. Craven, Pastor
There are approximately 1S.000,
006 deaf persons id the United
States according to governmental
THE CITY DADS
Mr. Carlton Brings Matter of
Importance To Attention
Of Reading Public
It is very seldom that I address
any article to a newspaper or get In
public print, but I' desire' to discuss
briefly a condition which is of gbeat
importance to every one. The Town
of Roxboro and County of Person
and many other localities in this
vicinity are infested with mad dogs.
In Durham and in Raleigh active
measures have been taken to prevent
the spread of this most terrible dis
ease. I have heard of no step6 be
ing taken in this community in an
official way to protect citizens, it
is too late to kill a rabid dog or cat
, after a person has been bitten. When
it is a known fact that many dogs
with rabies have, been at large in
this community day and night for
sometime, there is no good reason
or excuse why the Town authorities
and County Board of Health, un
der the power of police and health
regulations, should not require every1
dog, either to be confined or wear a
safe muzzle. The failure to comply
with such an ordinance should mean
the death of the dog.
I can conceive of nothing more
horrible than a person being ex
posed to rabies and having to take
the Pasteur treatment. It involves
not only agony of mind, but excru
ciating physical pain, and consider
able expense. If the City and coun
ty authorities do not exercise their
powers in giving this public protec
tion .then in my judgement, -the
only course to pursue is for the citi-:
zens of the Town and County to
begin a campaign of extermination
of all dogs running at large, not
wearing proper muzzles. This may
sound radical and rash, but when
any one has seen a member of his
family or friend take rabies treat
ment for twenty-one successive
days, with a big needle shot into the
abdomen each day, then I think
that such pertons will agree that
almost any preventative methods
are justified. Let's do something.
I am not unmindful of the love'
that many have tor dogs and cats,
but this love and sentiment should
not outweigh the safety of men,
women and children.
L. M. Carlton.
The Rotary Club witnessed the
installation of new officers at its
regular Thursday night meeting at
the New Hotel Jones. O. B.Mc
Broom, retiring president, instructed
the new officers in their line of
duty and paid tribute to the retiring
officers. The officers for the com
ing year are as follows: Jack Hugh
.es. president: Howard Strang, vice
president; Gene Thompson, secre
tary. and Billy Montague, treasurer.
J. S. Walker, D. S. Brooks, Howard
Strang and' O. B. McBroom were
elected as directors.
Jack Hughes, nafwly elected pres_
ident, made a brief talk in which
he pledged his best efforts for the
coming year and asked for the co
operation of the club.
J. W. Noell, Gordon Hunter and
R. L. Harris made brief talks on the
"ways and means" by which Rox
boro and Person county could be
the beneficiary of Federal money
and projects now being allocated
to respective counties and towns.
Nathan Lunsford Introduced S. F
Nicks, Jr.. a new member, to the
club and instructed him as to the
origin and purpose of Rotary.
FOR THE SUMMER
The Baptist. Methodist and Pres
byterian churches of Roxboro have
entered into a Sunday night union
service plan for the rest of the sum
The first of these services was
held on last Sunday night at Long
Memorial church, with Rev. T. H.
Hamilton as the preacher. On the
coming Sunday night at eight o'clock
Rev. J. F. Herbert will preach at
the Presbyterian church
The program for the rest of the1
summer Sunday evenings will he
announced shortly, I
32,509,000 On Farms
The farm population in the United
States on January 1 of this year,
was estimated at 32 rmnoo
NO, WE DIDN'T
TAKE A RIDE
Spencers Funeral Home has Just
purchased a new-combination hearse
and ambulance. Mr. Spencer, one
of our best friends, sent the car
around for us to see It the .other
day, and while the car Is the very
last thing in such cars, still, we did
not care to take a ride; he insisted
that it was one of the easiest rid
ing cars he had ever seen and as
sured us we would enjoy it, but we
told him when we rode in that car
we did not care how It rode, easy
or rough, for we would not be in
position to know anything about how
it was riding.
But candidly) it is good to look at,
and like everything the Spencers
use in their business ^t is up to the
minute, and whether the rider en
Joys it or not, his patrons appre
ciate the fact that when anything
better in the funeral line is pro
duced Spencers will get it.
IN SILVER BILLS
Government Money Presses
Turning Out Ten Millions
Monthly in Currency
Washington. July 10. ? Federal
printing presses, carrying out the
government's program to expand sil
ver money by a billion dollars, are
producing $10,000,000 monthly in
crisp, new silver bills, it was learn
The money was authorized by the
last Congress which, in its new sil
ver purchase act, stiplated the me
tallic silver backing of money should i
be increased until it amounts to a
third of the metallic gold reserves.
On this basis, the Treasury today
figured the nation's silver money
would be increased to $2,624,940,750.
the equivalent of 2.034,842,400
ounce.s Tfcis will necessitate pur
chase of 1,279,813,300 ounces in ad- i
dition to recent purchases of 100,
000.000 ounces which carried silver
reserves to 755,029,100 ounces.
Legal problems as well as physi
cal difficulties in producing the new
silver certificates, have delayed rap
Id output of the money.
First delivery of certificates, j
amounting to $827,000. from the Bu
reau of Engraving and Printing to
the Treasury Department, already ]
has been made. These soon will find
their way into circulation. The bills
were of one dollar denomination.
Miss Virginia F. Marshbanks,
Superintendent of Nurses at Rex
Hospital, Raleigh, announced the
first of the week that Dr. W. W.
Stanfield had been named to suc
ceed Dr. Edward Herring as resident
physician at the hospital. Dr. Her
ring resigned to enter private prac
tice at Raleigh. Dr. Stanfield is the
son of Rev. and Mrs. B. E. Stan
field of Timberlake. He is a grad
uate of Duke University, later en
tering the medical school of the
University of Richmond. For the
past two years he has been serving
on the stall of Rex Hospital.
William J. Newbold
Last rites for William J. Newbold.
brother of N. C. Newbold, State Di
rector of Negro Education, were held
yesterday afternoon at his home tn
Bertie county. He died suddenly
Sunday in his 54th year.
In addition to his brother, Mr.
Newbold is survived by his widow
and a sister. Mrs. A. M. Cross of
He had been in falling health for
sometime, but his death, which fol
lowed a heart attack, was unex
pected.?News <fc Observer.
Visiting In Kentucky
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Woody and
children. Mary Seviers and Tom, Jr.,
left yesterday morning for Somer
set, Ky., where they will visit the
old home of Mrs. Woody.
Uncle Sam's first pearl farm is
ated at Kaneohe Bay, Island of
ihu, in the Hawaiian group.
Pay ji?r current inter ac
count promptly. Dettnquent
water accounts must be paid
Pay your jirhtlep tare* and
arotd penalty. Action wHU be
takmron dcllnteeiitt at one*.
W. F. Law.
Take Unidentified Bodies
From Morrisville Wreck
MET MONDAY AT
| Good food, good music, interest
ing talks featured the Klwanis pro
gram last Monday night at Antloch
Church with the ladies of the
church furnishing the . eats, Miss
: Blount, accompanied by Mrs. Cur
tis Oakley, furnishing the music.
Preachers "Mac" McGregor and
Furman Herbert furnishing the
, talks. The supper was voted as
being of the best, in fact all the
boys wanted to move out in that
section to live after they had sam
pled the food. After the meal Pres
ident Baxter Mangum announced
that the business meeting and pro
gram would follow in the church, i
Miss Blount was Introduced and
sang beautifully two selections, and
repeated one few an encore number.
Rev. Mr. McGregor spoke for a few
minutes in welcoming the Kiwan
ians out to his church, and also in
a brief but inspiring message to the
club. Mr. Herbert responded to the
words of welcome by telling the folks
how much the boys had enjoyed, be
ing there. He expressed the senti
ment of the whole club in his few
but well chosen words .
The program was in charge of B.
'Guests for the evening were: Mrs.
C. H. Oakley, Miss Lenore Blount,
Mrs. R. P. Burns. Mr. W. W. Mor
rell. champ Winstead, Jr., and Rev.
J. C. McGregor.
HAIL Or Barn FIRE
Either one is bad. There are pos
sibilities of both . We carry insur
ance that will cover your losses in
any event. Don't run the risk of
losing a year's labor when protec
tion is so cheap. Don't let a care
less fire bum up all the profits for
a season. See us today. We will
be glad to talk it over with you
and advise you as to the best course
THOMPSON INSURANCE AOY.
Satterfleld Insurance Agency
The Corner Barber Shop, for the
past several years located at the
corner of Main and Depot Streets,
has moved across the street to the
corner of Main Street and Reams
Avenue, the old site of the Durham
MASONS GUESTS AT j
Person County Masons And
Eastern Star Members Hear
The members of Masonic Lodge
No. 113 of Person County were the
honor guests at the eleven o'clock
service of Edgar Long Memorial
Church last Sunday. All the mem-1
bers of the lodge and the members
of the Eastern Star Order assemb
led in front of the Masonic Lodge
at 10:30 A. M. and marched from
there to the church In time for the
eleven o'clock service. Special seats
had been reserved for them In the
center of the auditorium. Rev. Her
bert chose the subject, "God and
The Square." preaching directly to
the Masons about the ideals of Ma
sonry. but also encompassing In his
remarks many bits of wisdom that
were meant for the others of his
hearers. It was a stirring msesage.
enjoyed and appreciated by all who
heard it. Music for the occasion
was furnished by the choir of the
church, and they performed In their
usual fine style.
LEAVES FOR GA.
? tin H. W. W Instead left last
Satdrday morning for Tlfton, Qa?
where she will spend several weeks
with her husband, who has been J
down in Georgia looking after the
tobacco down in that section. Mr '
Wlnstead reports the crop down
there as only medium.
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Here On Thursdays
T. M. Tull, of "the Prudential Life
Insurance Go. of America, now lo
cated in Oxford, will be In Roxbom
every Thursday, to serve pollcyhold
ertrs and write new policies.
Hoboes Die In Flaming
Wreckage as 36 Freight
Cars Are Derailed
TAKE FOUR INJURED
TO DURHAM HOSPITAL
Morrisville, July 10.?Charred and
dismembered beyond possible iden
tification or even recognition, the
remains of two, three or more ho
boes were taken late this afternoon
from the still flaming wreckage of
a Southern Railway freight train
in which an unknown number met
death by fire here this morning.
Without doubt-the names or num
ber of those whose bodies lie scat
tered among the misshapen frames
and scattered ashes of 31 freight
cars will never be determnled.
Pour Negroes, two of them pain
fully hurt, were taken to a Durham
hospital. Only one member of the
train crew was injured and he only
Twenty-six cars of another freight
train were derailed here on April
28, 1933. One hobo was bruised
slightly. Others escaped the flames
started by a single tank car.
Thirty-six of the 61 cars in Train
67, proceeding west from Selma to
Spencer, were derailed here, 12
miles from Raleigh at 7:10 o'clock
Gas Feeds Flames.
Flames leaping almost instan
? taneously from approximately 50,
000 gallons of gasoline and oil in
six of the eight tank cars in the
train converted the- splintered mass
of wreckage into an inferno, de
stroying the comibnatio nhome and
store of R. s. Dodd, and burning
out all telephone and telegraph
wires running beside and over the
Two young men. Bill Mitchell
and Larry Lynn, of Durham, seeing
the precarious tottering of the cars,
fled from the Moss Baking Company
truck in which they were sitting on
the south side of the crossing They
had just passed Dodd s store.
Caught and swept away by the
wild cars, the truck was demolished.
Only its contorted frame was left
by the fire.
Wrecking crews working at each
end of the smouldering pile of de
bris, succeeded in clearing the tracks
late last night, leaving wheels, gir
ders and burned out tankers lying
beside the rails. Communication
lines were being replaced.
Coroner L. M. Waring, of Raleigh,
ordered the remains of bodies found
yesterday afternoon to be turned
over to an undertaker. He super
vised recovery of the remains until
"All we know is that it was de
railed." was the statement of M. C.
Glenn, of Greensboro, assistant di
vision superintendent, who directed
the clearing process. "What caused
the derailment we don't know."
Guriou s Crowd.
A curious crowd from nearby
towns streamed into this Iitlte vil
lage yesterday afternoon. Thousands
of pairs of feet trampled the dust
into fine-blown powder. Traffic was
clogged on the highway and back
into the town, a drink and candy
stand wa? set up by the side of the
Hundreds gathered around the
smoking ashes and stark chimney
of Dodd's store as the scarcely rec
ognizable torso of a man was haul
ed out there. Two Negroes took the
remains away in a basket.
Others edged as near as possible
to the heat of the wreckage t<v
catch glimpses of white bones lying
Members of the wrecking crew
said that 11 hoboes wen# reported
to have caught the train in Raleigh.
Train Crew Escapes.
No one in the train crew, with
the exception of the brakeman, J.
A. Fowler, who received a slight cut
on his forehead, was injured by the
At Carolina Beach
Miss Helen Stanfleld left the first
of the week for Carolina Beach
where she will be located for the
summer she has accepted a po
sition with the Atlantic Cottage
there as assistant office manager and
Fell And Broke Arm
Mrs. H. H. Mas ten had the mis
fortune to fall and break her arm
Monday morning. While the bones
near the wrist were broken, she is
resting comfortably and no serious
trouble is anticipated.