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V0L L1 ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1934. ' NO. 29.
CARY ADAMS IS
NAMED HEAD OF 1
Wilmington Pastor Elected
President Of Presbyterian
College At Maston
Maxtor, nT C.. July M.-One of
Ore South* P?? -J*
of presbvterian Junior College
Merf^ocated here, according to ?
announcement made pubLc th j
week by Mr. E. Hervey Evans, chair
man of the board of trustees.
Mr Adams is expected to assume
"his new duties next week. He isnow
grinding up matters in connection
Kith his pastorate at the Immanuel
*Church of Wilmington. Known as
one of the most successful directors
cf young peoples work in the South,
the trsutees of P. J- C. are highly I
elated over securing him as sue- j
'cessor to Mr. R. Gordort Mathesomj
Jr., who resigned at the end of
present school year.
The new president is a native
Roanoke. Va.. where he received |
hir preparatory education in the
city schools. He entered Hampden- j
Sidney College. At the completion
of his sophomore year he went o,
work for the Shehan Construction;
Co. with whom he remained until
1918 when he enlisted in the Med -
car Corps of the Army for over
seas duty. He saw service in th.
actions at Chateau-Thierry and In
.the Argonne Forest, and was later
with the Army of Occupation. While
in France he studied at the Univer
sitv of Grenoble.
Upon his discharge he re-entered
Hampden-Sidney from which he
received his bachelor of arts degree
with the class of 1921. While there
he was a member of the varsity
football team for three years and
was captain his Junior year. During
his senior year he acted ak ass.Stant
pastor of the First Presbyterian!
church of Roanoke. After a year as
principal of the high ^ool .?t
Heathville. Va.. he fntered Urnonj
Theological Seminary where he re
ceived his bachelor of divinity de-,
gree In 1925. \
His first pastorate was the Rox
bc-o N. C.. Presbyterian church,
which he served from 1925 untl
1930. He was called to the Imm"\
uel Church at Wilmington in that
year - During the past ^ven years
he has served as teacher at the
Massanetta. Va., young peoples con
ferences. For eight years he has
done similar work at Davidson Col
lege conferences. For three yearn
he was director of the conferences
in Granvtt* Presbytery and has as
sisted in the direction of xonfer
ences in Wilmington for three yeara
He has also done summer work with
young people at Winchester. V ..
and wi Western Canada.
Mr. Harry C Evans, district
representative of the National
Reemployment Service will be in
Roxboro at the Court House on
Monday, July 23rd, from 9 A.
M. to 1 P. M to re-register, re
new, or make new applications
of all Unemployed in Person
County. Those seeking .employ
ment will be interviewed on this
date, and thereatfer* -the First
Monday of each month unless
otherwise notified through the
local news agencies.
The residence of Mrs. Le]ia Jones
at Semora was completely destroyed
by a fire of undetermined origin
late Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Jones
was in the house alone at the-time
Of the fire. She was asleep, and
when she awakened the house was
enveloped in flames. Mrs. Jones call
ed for help, and some folks who were
nearby came to help her rescue the
household belongings from the flam
ing house. The radio was saved and
the piano was brought halfway out,
but it was impossible for it to be
salvaged on account of the heat.
Mrs. Jones' loss yas partly coveted
The five-months-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carver of East
Roxboro died Tuesday, July 10. The
cause of death was given as stomach
trouble. She had been sick for sev
eral weeks prior to her passing.
Funeral services , for the child
were held from the home of her
parents, Wednesday, July 11 at 3
P. M. Elder Roy Monk of Roxboro
was the officiating minister. Pall
bearers were: Messrs. Floyd Carver,
Fred Carver, Otha Carver and Elmer
Morris. Floral-bearers were: Misses
Ruby and Lottie Carver, Dorothy
Pergerson, Thelma Cozart, Rosa
Morris, Edna Tuck, Florence Hamlet.
Louise and Elizabeth Owens and
Margaret Green. After the funeral
service the child was buried in
The Palace Theatre is receiving a
new coat of paint on its woodwork
this week. Prom all indications it
will be even more attractive than
before. The proprietors are also
having the building redecorated on
the inside. This includes some beau
tifying of the stage effects and
draperies of red plush on the side
All Dogs Off Premises
Ordered To Be Muzzled
Peace Officers Of County Au
thorized To Kill All Dogs I
Running At Large
BEGINNING ON JULY 23
The following regulation was pass
ed by the County Board of Health!
in special session July 16th, 1934,
relative to dogs 'running at large
in Person County, as a public
1. That all dogs off the premises
of the owner are required to" be'
muzzled or under leash accompanied
by the owner or his agent.
2, That Peace Officers of Person
County are authorized to Mil any
dog found running at large without
muzzle or leash as aforesaid.
"3. That this regulation is eflec- ]
tive beginning Monday. July 33. j
1934. and will continue in effect for!
a period^ of four months from date. |
The County Board of Health calls,
attention to the public laws govern- j
ipg dogs as follows:
"If the owner of any dog shall'
know, or have good reason to be-j
Ueve. that his dog, or any dog be-'
longing^ to any person under his
qbglitol.'has been bitten by a mad.
dog."'and shall neglect or refuse to
immediately fcilL^be ,sameT~he shall
forfait and pay the sum of $30 00 to
him who will sue therefor; and the
offender shall be liable 5? P?y a"
damages which may be sustained by
any one. in hW property or person,
by the bite of any such dog. afid
dial! be guilty of a ^iisdemeanor,
and fined not more than "fifty dol
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Messrs. Spencer Woody and Mar
shall Spencer left here this morning
for Lynchburg. Va. Prom there they
planned to get a canoe and row up
the James river to some favorable
camping and fishing site and stay a
few days. They said the length of
their stay depended entirely on how
well the fish bit and the mosquitoes
didnt, but if the mosquitoes got to
biting faster than the fish they were
going in hunt civilization again
Jrly 24th, .at 7:30 o'clock P M..
Person Lodge No. 113 A F & A. M.
wil convene in a Regular Communi
Masonic matters of Importance
will receive attention at thiji meet
ing. All M. M. invited.
Wm. W. Moriffl, Master.
J. B Rlggsbee. Secretary.
Miss Leo!a Long, who lives with
her brother. Mr. H. O. Long, on
Depot street, was operated on for
appqrtdlcttls a t Wntts hospital
Monday morning. The operation was
successful and Miss LOng is doing
as well as could be expected.
lars or Imprisoned not more than
Signed. Person county
Board of Health.
Hie Judge of the County
Court and the Prosecuting At
torney have ordered me to see
that all slot machines in Per
son County are' discontinued.
With the co-operation" of the
merchants this can be done
without any undue delay. So*
aU slot machines must cease
operation-by July 25, or one
week froh today. Unless this is
done, stronger methods wUl
M. .T. Clayton, Sheriff.
MILLS CLOSE AS
Labor Leaders Claim Mor<
Than 20 Mills And 15,000
Workers Now Idle
AT HUNTSVILLE MILL
Huntsville-. Ala., July 17.?Rioting
at one mill and threats of violent*
at another today marked the be
ginning of an announced state-wldf
strike of textile mill workers, which
found more than 20 mills idle anc
an estimated 15,000 away fromtheii
jobs a few-hetmrafter the dead-lint
hgd been reached.
Angry strikers swarmed about
the Fletcher Cott&n Mill, last qi
Huntsville's six plants to remain *r
operation, and Brandished clubs anc
sticks until the plant was closed.
Police reserves and special depu
ties who went, to the liftl] with a
machine gun and rifles found a
thrcngj in the yard of the plant, but
the tension had been slackened bj
At Florence, where three mills
are out, officials of the Gardiner
Waring -knitting mill said theh
plant wits closed, although only 75
of their 500 employes were on strike
Fear of violence, which had beer
threatened, was blamed for the
As the deadline of 10 a. m., ap
proached. mill workers in scattered
sections of the state walked out
John Dean, international represen
tative of the United Textile Work
ers cf America and head of the str'.kt
bureau established here, said th<
strike "was progressing satisfac
Dean again asserted confident
that 40 plants would be closed anc
that 22.000 would be on strike be
Mills are closed at Huntsville
Florence. Anniston, Gadsden. Birm
ingham. Jasper. Cordova. Gunters
ville, Albertville and Piedmont.
T. J. Tuck. 20-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Tuck of Roxboro,
received two broken arms about 8:30
o'clock yesterday morning when he
fell from a scaffold while at work
at the Cunningham high school. His
left arm was fractured at the wrist,
while his right arm was broken a:
the elbow. ~~
The youth was painting while
seated on a scaffold about 18 feet
from the ground when the accident
occurred. He was,carried to Watts
hospital for treatment. Attaches
say his condition is favorable.
A REAL TREAT
We return thanks to our good
friend. Mr. J. E. Bass of Lewis
burk, W. Va., Tor some of the fin
est ioe cream we have ever tasted
Mr. Bass brought this cream from
, his home where it was manufacture
ed. and notwithstanding the long
distance it was still hard and firm.
Mt. Bass is visiting his sister.
Mrs. H. 8. Morton, where he will
spend several weeks taking a much
I'm a law-abiding cittsen, but 1f i
anybody comes around looking for
trouble I sort of helps htan divide IL*
?Jack Johnson, fatr^fts ix-pugilLs! .
- . ?*
Ed T. Gentry Died At Duke
Hospital Monday Afternoon
At 6:00 O'clock
WAS USEFUL CITIZEN
Mr. Ed T. Gentry, age 51, died at
Duke hospital on Monday afternoon
at 6 o'clock, death following an op
eration for ruptured appendix.
Mr. Gentry was a native of the
County, having lived all of his life
near his present home, near Aliens-'
ville high school. He was a useful
man, being intensely interested in
his church and school work, and his
neighbors speak in the highest terms
of his noble life. He is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Rosa Belle Gentry j
and ten children, five sons and five
daughters. His sons are: Thos. O.,
Bradsher, Fred, Ed Jr., all of Rox
boro, and Roger Gentry of Laurin-:
burg, N. C. .The daughters are:
Mary, Ella. Edna, Katie and Huldah
Gentry, all of Roxboro, R. 2; also
11 brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were conducted
at Allensville church, of which he
had been a member since early boy
hood. yesterday afternoon at .four
o'clock by Rev. R. E. Pittpian. his
pastor, and Rev. S. F. Nicks of
Cedar Grove, a former pastor. In
terment was made in the Allens
ville church cemetery.
Active pall beares were: T. B.
Davis, B. G Crumpton, Dr. B. A.
Thaxton, David Brooks, Earl Brad
sher, George Walker. ^
Honorary pall bearers: W. T.
Pass. W. R. Jones, R. L. Harris, R
H. Oakley. Dr. G. W. Gentry, G. L
Allen. Geo. Fox. M. H. Hicks. S. P.
Slaughter, Dr. G. C. Vickers, W. H.
Gentry. W. T. Kirby, M. T. Clay-J
ton, W. R. Woody. T. D. Winstead,
S. G. Winstead, Rev. N. J. Todd.
Rev. J. B. Currin, Landon Brad
sher. S. A. West. John Ellington,
R. B. Smith, W. D. Brandon.
Floral bearers were: Cleo Rogers.'
Cornelia Thompson, Mary Elizabetlj
Gentry. Helen Slaughter, Julia
Chandler. Enos Slaughter. Howard
Slaughter. Daniel Slaughter, Carl
ton Slaughter. Clyde Gentry. Thel
ma Gentry, Mrs. Guthrie Gentry.
Guthrie Gentry. Polly Gentry. Daisy
Gentry. Mary O'Briant. Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Gentry. Marjorie
Crumpton. Billie Crumpton, Patty i
Daniel, Polly Vickers.
Mrs. Fannie Yarborough Died
Saturday Night In MePher
Mrs. Fannie Yarborough. 76, died
Saturday night at McPherson's Hos
pital in Durham after a critical ill
ness of only a few days. Mrs. Yar
borough had been in feeble health
for about two months but it was
not deemed necessary to remove her
to the hospital until a few days|
before she died. She suffered from
throat and heart trouble and other
cc mplications, she leaves to mourn
her loss two sons: Messrs. J. W.
Yarborough and R. O. Yarborough
of Roxboro; two daughters. Mrs. Joe
Burton of Milton and Mrs. Leroy
Jones of Roxboro. and one brother.
Mr. B. W. Tlngen of Bunn Level. N.
Funeral services were conducted
from the graveside in the Dave Yar
borough family cemetery Monday
afternoon at 2:00. with; Elder Lex
Chandler, her pastor, in charge.
Fall-bearers were: Messrs. Samuel
S. Burton. Joseph R. Burton. Jessie :
W. Burton. Thomas D. Burton,
and Andrew Yarborough. Floral- i
bearers were: Frances Burton. Irene
Jones. Gertrude Yarborough, Ruby
Yarborough, Ada Gravitt, Nannie <
Qravitt. Mebane Yarborough. Maude 1
Yarborough, Melba Yarborough. <
Bedford Jones, Lawrence Jones, i
John JOnes, Margaret Day. Bettte <
Dap," Hattie Flora MOrris and Hu- 1
Dr. B. W. Fassett of Durham, |
will conduct a tonsil clinic for ]
adults and children at. the New ,
Hotel Jones on Friday. July 27. Hc'|
will be there all day Friday. Any- ,
rt?n rinciriiw art onnninfmnnf ic i
one desiring an appointment Is re- ,
quested to get in touch with Mr. E.'
3..Long, manager of the New Hotel
TO BE FALL BRIDE
NEW YORK . . . Miss Mary
French (above), daughter of Mr
and Mrs. John French of New York
and Greenwich, is to be the Fall
bride of Lauranee S. Rockefeller,
grandson of John D. Rockefeller.
MRS. WILLIAM G.
Daughter Of Woodrow Wilson
Gets Separation Because
CLIMATE AT CAPITAL
ALSO IN COMPLAINT
Los Angeles, July 17.?Mrs. Elea
nor Wilson McAdoo. daughter of thoj
late President Wilson, obtained a
divorce from William Gibbs Mc
Adoo, Democratic Junior Senator
from California; In Superior court
Within twenty minutes after she
had filed a suit complaining of in
compatability and of the climate at
Washington, where her husband
spends so much time, she was grant
ed a decree and Joint custody of
the coyple's two children. A prop
erty settlement, which was not made
public, was approved and then with
drawn from the record by her law
Their children, daughters, are
Eleanor. 19. and Faith. 14.
Senator McAdoo. who will be 71
years of age October 31. did not
ccme to the courtroom. T?hrough his
lawyers, he merely filed a formal
general denial of the charges of
"mental cruelty." The entire testi- 1
moriy required only slightly more
than five minutes.
It was reported unofficially that
Mrs. McAdoo. whose complaint said
she and the Senator had been sep
arated since last December, will re
ceive *6.000 a year and certain real
property from him.
Mrs. McAdoo. who is 43 years of
age. told of being made unhappy
by divergent interests of herself and
husband. She said he was mainly i
interested in politics and insisted on
remaining in Washington, where sh
could not stay because of the effect
of the climate on her health. She
said her main Interests were in ar
tistic pursuits, such as painting and
Henry Berkely Moorfefleld, aged
17, died at Watts Hospital Wednes
day night about 9:30. He bad been
ill for about two weeks with a com
plication of diseases, and had been
removed to the hospital Just a few
days prior to his death. He
is survived by his mother. Mrs. Fan
nie Moore field, three sisters, Mrs.
Neta Solomon, Mrs. Ora Hughes,
Miss Ella Moore field, one brother.
Elred Moorefleld. one half-sister,
Mrs. Mary Morefield. and two half-j
brothers. Johnnie and Jesse Lloyd,
all of Jaking. N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Longhurst Methodist
Church Thursday at 4 P. M., with
Rev. Burns of Duke University in
charge. After the funeral services
the fuenral party moyed to Provt- i
lence Church cemetery where the <
body was Interred. 'i
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Chandler have
moved to Durham where they will
be located from now on. Mr. Chand-!
ler 1* going into business over I
there. For the past several years i
they have made their home here, 1
and have made many friends who i
?rill hear of their going with regret, j
In making pip cushions, try us- ]
Union Labor Takes First
Step Toward Settlement
~ Of San Francisco Strike
? THURSDAY, JULY 19TH
World's Heavyweight Cham
Baer vs. Camera
(A complete ringside account
of the greatest fight of the
Morning matinee 10:30
S. S. CLASS STEW
The Sunday school class taught by
Mr. R. L. Harlrs and Rev. J. F. Her
bert of the Long Memorial Church
held a stew on the farm belonging
to M. A. Stewart on Route 144 yes
terday afternoon. About one hun
dred and fifteen members and In
vited guests were present. The
stew and other things to eat and
drink were declared to be of the
best and were enjoyed by all pres
ent. The occasion was the climax
of a membership campaign, where- |
in the losing side of the class had
to entertain the ? winning side, but
the final score was so close that it i
was called a tie. and the entertain- ,
ment was furnished jointly. j
In our last issue we published an .
article from Charity and Children J
complimenting a quartette from i
here for the splendid singing at the
Thomasville. N. C.. Baptist church.
Just how our. proof reader could
make a quartette out of three we can |
not understand, but such was the
way it was reported. Mr. J. Howard <
Young, decidedly one of the best
leaders and instructors in church I
singing, and who is responsible for <
the splendid work done by this <
quartette, was left out of the no- j
tioe. We regret this omission and j
assure Mr. Young that it was sim- i
ply one of those' errors which will 1
slip in occasionally. i
REFUSES RECOUNT i
At a hearing before the County,
Election Board, composed of Mr. R. ,
B. Dawes, chairman, and Messrs. ,
Henry-O'Briant and O. Y. Clayton, ,
petitioning for a recount of the bal- ,
lots cast for Clerk of the Superior!
Court, the petition was declined. An ?
appeal was taken to the State j
Election .Board, where the matter i
rests for the present.
General Strike Committee
Votes to Advise Arbitration
Of All Disputes Involved
in Great Walkout
APPARENT BREAK IN
STRIKE FRONT COMES
AT STORMY MEETING
San Francisco, July 17.?Union la
bor tonight took definite steps to
end the great San Francisco gen
The strike executive committee
of 25, "brains" of the greatest tie
up in West Coast history, submit
ted a recommendation to both sides
in the maritime dispute providing
for immediate arbitration.
The general strike committee,
after a wild and stormy session."?^
dorsed and accepted ?he recommen
The vote was 207 to 180.
Text of Resolution.
The resolution read:
"Resolved, that all waterfront
employers and recognized organiza
tions of employes be requested im
mediately to submit to arbitration
all "questions, involved in the dispute
between them which 40r months have
remained unsolved to the President's
longshoremen's board, and that their
decision shall be accepted by all
"That the governors of the states
of Washington, Oregon and Cali
fornia, and the mayors of the cities
of San Francisco and Berkeley, Los
Angles. Portland, Tocamo and Se
attle and other affected ports be
asked immediately to appeal to the
President of the United States to
act in this emergency to the follow
"That this proposal is entirely
contingent upon acceptance by the
employers of each group of the em
ployes involved in the dispute.
Signed, Edward Vandeleur, president,
George Kidwell. secretary, the gen
eral strike committee."
While the resolution did not so
state, committeemen said it would
have to bfe endorsed by the mari
time unions involved before it could
It seemed certain that Harry
Bridges, leader of the striking
longshoremen, would urge his men
at least to reject the proposal.
The action represented the at
tempt of the leaders of the labor
council to end the general strike
through the same procedure by
svhich it was called. ,
Last week the majority of San
Francisco's labor unions voted to
follow the recommendations of the
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TOBACCO ACREAGE TO
BE MEASURED SOON
CURE FOR RABIES
Pineville, Ky? July 12.?Apparent
recovery of Ralph King. 7, from a
virulent case of rabies has led Dr.
Pierce Martin and Dr. John 8.
Parrott, his attending physicians, to
believe they have discovered a cure i
for the malady. !l
Tire boy has had as many as 60 , i
convulsions a day but the case lsji
now In its forty-fifth day and Ralph, <
hasn't had a convulsion in two I
discuss the nature of the treatment, l
it is believed to be in the form of e
intravenous injections of a germi-fs
cide. Dr. Martin said he would t
make a full report for the benefit of t
the medical profession upon Ralph's 1
complete recovery. !r
BREAKS LEG <
Maude Ann, little daughter of Mr. |r
and Mrs. Hubert OBriant, who liver
an Leasburg St.. fell from a porch !
swing Tuesday breaking her leg. ii
She is being treated, at home and e
is doing as well as may be expected. I b
Returns from Hospital
Mr. Pat H. Clay, who was carried
to Duke hospital for treatment
tbout ten days ago. has returned
lome. His condition is about the
tame as before entering the hospital. |?
Mian Eugenia Bradsker, of &
Durkann-is visiting Mrs. F. J. h
ilester. 1 .
Acres In Tobacco And Rented
Acres Both To Be
By H. K. SANDERS
Each farm in Person County that
s under a tobacco contract with
:he Secretary of Agriculture will be
rtsited Just as soon as possible by
i Supervisor who will assist the
rwner in measuring the acres in to
?cco and the rented acres. The
department of Agriculture Is send
ng to each tobacco county steel wire
ines to be used in measuring these
teres accurately. Each contract
igner has estimated these acres as
?est he could by counting hills of to
?acco, or by stepping off the land,
tow he can take advantage of this
nethod of accurate measurement of
ered by the government. This is
lone in order that each landowner
nay certify to the Secretary of Ag
lQilture that he has fulfilled his
?art of the contract.
The government has carried out
Is agreement to see that the farm
rs should get better prices for to
acco, and has. sent rental payments
o each contract signer . for each
ractlon of an acre of rented land,
low the landowners will certify that
hey are doing their part.'
Only one supervisor goes to each
arm. The landowner or his repre
sntatlve? will go-with the supervisor
nd furnish any assistance neces
ary in measuring the fields. There
hould be at least two people to
elp^the supervisor. The supervisor
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