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VOL. LI. . ? ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 25, 1934. . NO. 30.
IN CHICAGO YARDS
Huge Stock Yards In Windy
City Paralyzed by Strike of
Livestock Handlers' Union
HOT WEATHER KILLS
THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS
Chicago, July 24?The strike
which paralyzed business complete
ly and caused a sweltering day of
misery for a near record herd of
live stock threatened to spread to
night at Chicago's stock yards.
After the Union Stock Yards and
^pansit Company refused to dis
phar^: strike breakers, labor lead
ers replied with a warning that a
general strike of all yard workers
would be called if their demands
were not met.
The big packers said their em
ployes were not involved and as
serted, that Thomas Devero busi
ness agent of the striking Live
Stock Handlers' Union, did not pos
sess authority to order a general
strike. Company officials said the
strikers' places would be filled and
-every effort made to "keep th?
yards," largest in the world, open
Chicago and its trade territory
was not worried by fear of a meat
shortage. Packing house coolers
contained a three weeks' supply.
But unnumbered live stock died
of starvation,, thirst and the 105
degree heat, a new all time high for
the city and yards: Government in
spectors passed among the pens pis
tols in hand destroying other beasts
no longer fit for food.
About 50.0000 head of the cattle
were government owned. They were
purchased in the parched prairie
States .because there was no water
nor fOod for"them there and brought
here for quick killing. Instead they
faced further agony as they milled
about their waterless, unshaded
pens through the day.
A blazing sun beat down on the
crazy-quilt of corrals. Commission
men. although prevented by the
union adherents from leading any
of the suffering animals to a merci
ful death in the slaughtering houses
filled their drinking troughs and
sprayed those which seemed most
likely to succumb with hose.
Some of the animals, staggering
from starvation and weakened bv
the heat, were shot down by gov
ernment inspectors and hauled
away. Federal authorities were urg
ed to withhold further consignments
of drought-stricken kine. A major
portion ?f the thousands of these
cattle the government bought had
been sent here.
Farm Administration in
Washington answered the plea by
ordering a temporary suspension of
the buying of cattle in the arid
areas because of the Chicago situ
ation and because other markets are
1 'ii yc.sted.
? The National Live Stock Market
Win?Tlati?n 'representlnft some
300.000 live stock raisers and feed
era, appealed to Washington au
thorities to bring about a settle
str"te or to at least
* to enable a clean
up of the suffering stock already in
the yards here or en route. The plea
J 8. Mohler, chief
of rfC^erT^?ClC yardi division
8" DePartment 0f Agri
'Continued on page eight)
IN NEW HOME
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stewart
have moved Into their handdome
new brick bungalow on Lamarr
street. There are quite a number
of beautiful homes on this street,
and Mr. Stewart's is one of the pret
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Cheek will
occupy the home vacated by Mr.
Stewart on Foushee street.
Mr. O. A. Duncan, who has been
a patient at Duke Hospital, Dur
, ham, returned home last ^jday and
is now recuperating at his home on
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Garrett and
Mr:' and Mrs. O. L. Allen have re
turned from Virginia Beach where
they spent several days last week.
Mr. Jas. H. Craig, of Philadelphia,
president of Somerset Mills, spent
several days here last week on busi
ness matters pertaining to the mill.
Mr. Harry C. Evans, district
representative of. the National
Reemployment Service will be in
Roxboro at the Court House on
Monday, July 30th, from 9 A.
M. to 1 P. M. to re-register, re
new, or make new applications
o all unemployed in Person
County. Those seeking employ
ment will be Interviewed on this
date, and thereafter the first
Monday of each month unless
otherwise notified through the
local news agencies.
Person and Orange
Folks Confab On
| Messrs. A. M. Burns, R. L. Harris,
|Flem D. Long, Dan Whitfield of
.Hurdle Mills and Dr. B. E. Love
journeyed over to Hlllsboro Tues
day afternoon for a meeting with
the Orange County Board of Com
'missioners and other interested cit
izens over the proposed road from ;
here to Hillsboro via Hurdle Mills.
Prom all reports a very enthusias
tic meeting was held with everyone
being in favor of the proposition. ,
No definite action was taken at :
this meeting, but^it was decided to :
ilay the proposal before the State ,
(Highway Commission in Raleigh at
an early date.
Clark Sim Clayton, the infant son
of Mr. and Msr. Johnnie Clayton, 1
died at the home of his parents
Sunday afternoon at 4:30, from an ?
?illness of only a few days, death
being caused from colitis and pneu
i The baby is survived by its par
ents Mr. and MrS>- Clayton, one
sister, Elizabeth Clayton, two bro
thers, Archie and Osie Clayton.
Funeral services were conducted 1
fby Rev. C. E. Sullivan on Monday .
!With burial following at Stories i
Creek Baptist Church,
j Pallbearers were: Mack Long, Tal
mage Clayton, Luther Clayton and ]
Bernice Wrenn. '
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NEW POSTMASTER ,
Dr. E. J. Tucker received his (
commission last Friday and took
charge of the office on Saturday. J
Dr. Tucker says there is one regret )
he has about the office, and that is
(he can not reward any of his friends
Who might want to aid him in the
.conduct of the office, as every one
connected with it is under civil ser
vice. Not that he has any com
I plaint to make against any one now 1
I employed in the office, but simply 1
he wishes it was possible to remem- ?
ber his friends. '
HERE SUNDAY !
Mr. Basil Watkins of Durham t
taught the Kionlan class at the <
i First Baptist here Sunday morning, f
also made a short and very Interest- t
ing talk to the Sunday School dur
ing the closing exercises. Mr. Wat
kins was bora in Roxboro and lived
here for a number of years, and
i is always a welcome guest. w
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hall and fam
ily spent the week-end in Western
North Carolina. They went by way
of chimney Rock, Asheville. Lln
ville and Blowing Rock, returning
by way of Boone. Mr. Hall said
they were having delightful rains in
that section every day, and that
crops were fine.
RAIN AND HAIL
Friday night about 8 o'clock there t
was a light rain here, while in some
sections of the County they had
good rains; accompanying the rain
was some hail and considerable wind,
but no serious damage was doqg.
TWIN BOYS BORN
Mr. and Mrs George Currier, of I
Ca-Vel, are being congratulate^ i
upon the birth of twin boy* which i
were bora at Watts hospital on ;
Tuesday morning at 5:30 o'clock, i
INCREASE PRICE H
FOR WEED IS SEEN
Chief Of Tobacco-Section Of
AAA Says All Conditions
WILL SPEAK . AT
- -"L.OXFORD TOMORROW
Washington, July 23.?Prospect of
Better prices for flue-cured tobacco
this season was seen today by J. B.
Hutson, chief of the Farm Admin
istration's tobacco section. *?:
Hutson will speak Thursday at
the 13th annual tobacco station
field day at Oxford, N. C., and will
outline the reasons why he believes
the grower may look for better re
He cited what he said was an
indicated smaller crop, a relatively
nigher price level, improved rela
tionships between supply and con
sumption, and prospects of a con
trolled crop and further reductions
}f supplies in 1934.
"The July 1 estimate of the Crops
Reporting Board placed this season's
ndicated flue-cured crop at 528T
149.000 pounds," Hutson said. "This
s as much below annual world
sonsumption as last year's crop was
ibove. Reduced acreage, brought
ibout through the voluntary cooper
itiqn of farmers who signed acre
age adjustment contracts, is expect -
sd to contribute largely to the flue
"Although both domestic and for
:ign stocks of flue-cured tobacco
ire higher than a year ago, the-crop
s enough below that of 1933 to
:ause a decrease of approximately
120,000 pounds, or 8 1-2 per cent
n the supply. In addition, domes
lie consumption is estimated to be
omewhat above that of the previous
rear, while the decline in foreign
jonsumption appears to have been
ihecked in some important con
iuming countries. Since world con
sumption for 1933-34 shows no
hange from that of the previous
rear, the ratio of supplies to prices
las been considerably reduced."
MR. HALL ASKS
FOR 25c PRICE
Mr. C. A. Hall, chairman of the
1. C. Tobacco association, wired Mr.
1. B. Hutson. chief of tobacco sec
don, asking for a 25 cent- price
igreement on the coming crop. He
Hired as follows: ' ". *
vfr. J. B. Huston,
"hief of Tobacco Section,
Washington, D. C.
Protracted drought indicates very
;rave shortage in flue curgd tobacco.
In view of this shortage we feel
hat price agreement should not b':
nade too quickly. If price is made
we feel that 25 cents per pound or
nore should be obtained.
C. T. Rail, Chairman.
So many Inquiries have come to
ne relative to our teacher allotment
ttr Allensville High School, 1934
>5, that I make this statement. The
Ulensville High School v. as allotted
1 high school teachers and 8 ele
nentary teachers for 1934-35. This
illotment is the same as of last
/ear. and so both the High School
ind the Elementary School will be
>perated in 1934-35. The High
School will, of course, maintain its
S. O. Wlnstead, Superintendent
Person County Schools.
Mr. Ivery Pox, son of Mr. and
ifrs. E. P. Pox. was operated on
'or appendicitis this morning in
iVatts hospital, Durham. He stood
he operation all right and his con
iition is good. Mru.and Mrs. Pox
lave four children and Ivery is the
hird to have had such an operation.
TO MEET THURS.
The Order of Eastern 8tar will
neet Thursday night. August 3, at
1:30 P. M. All members are urged
a be present at this meeting.
MTs. E. E. Thomas,
LOCH LILY CAMP
Hie members of the B. Y. P. tJ. of
Lamberth Memorial Baptist church
spent -three days last "week camping
IJ Loch Lily. Mr. A. O. Painter Is
president of the Union, and the
/oving people report a most enjoy-J
Called to Washington
Mr. C. A. Hal], chairman of the.
North Carolina Tobacco Association,!
was called to Washington to meet(
with the executives on Friday ind j
discuss the price to be fixed for to
bacco the coming season.
ALL III HEAT
DEATHS TO MOUNT
Chicago And Other Cities Re
port Highest Temperatures
In Their History
70.0 DEATHS REPORTED
The summer's hottest heat wave
had caused more than 700 deaths
by Tuesday night adding to its vic-|
tims yesterday at the rate of ten
an hour with no relief in sight.
All-time high temperatures were
recorded in many cities of the Mid-!
west and new, more disastorus esti-|
mates of the damage to crops and i
At 2 p. m.. Central Standard Time,
the death total stood at 655 for the
22 states rngst affected. At-8 p. m.,
it was 719. half of them In Mis-1,
souri and Illinois.
The Chicago weather bureau re
ported the hottest weather ever en
dured there?104.8 degrees, official
ly 105, at 2:40 p. m. The previous
high was_103 in 1903.
St. Louis' new high was 110.2 with
29 deaths for Tuesctay and 143 for
the season. Qulncy, 111., with 111
had had temperatures above 108 for
seven consecutive days, and above
90 for 31 days. All-time new highs
reported included Peru, 111., 108;
Rockford, 111, 107; Oentralia, .111.,
Ill; Milwaukee, 105; Ottumwa. Ia.,
Ill; and Independence, Kas.. 112.
The hottest town, officially, was
Vlnita in northeast Oklahoma at
117, although more exciting but less1
official reports were numerous. They
were topped by a reading of 147 on'.
physician's office in Ellis, Kas.
Southeastern Nebraska had its
tenth day of plus?100 degree heat.
In Tulsa. Okla.. the 111 reading was
highest since 1932.
Yet 50 miles from Denver tour
(Continued on page eight)
TEN MILLIONS TOR
Roosevelt P r.ojf ram Puts i
Handsome Sum In Pockets
Of N. C. Agriculturists
TOTAL RECEIVED IN ALL
OF U. S. WAS $267,562,231
Washington; July 23.?Over $10,
000,000 in cash has been paid . to j
North Carolina farmers for cooper
ating with the Agricultural Adjust
ment Administration, according to.
figures released here today by the
Department of Agriculture. In addi
tion to cash which the Roosevelt
farm program has put into the pock
ets of Tar Heel farmers, there has
been a general upswing of .farm
commodity prices, brought about
more or less by the cooperation of
producers with the AAA lining pro
duction with consumption."
North Carolina tobacco growers
up until June 30 received $5,056,016
in land rental and benefit pay
ments. Tar Heel cotton farmers
received $3,755,483, and wheat farm
ers $37,459.58. In addition to this
cotton farmers under the Smith
plow-up plan put in operation last
Summer have realized a net profit
of $1307,716. This makes a grand
total of $10,156,675.
The cash money received by all
farmers in the United States from
the AAA totals $267,562,231. This
money is raised by processing taxes
levied on processors of various farm
Continued Indication of. a bright
ening financial picture throughout
the South is contained in the mid
year financial statement Just re
ported by the company to B. B.
Knight,' Pilot Life Insurance com
pany general agent locally, showing
substantial gains in Insurance in
force, surplus and assets for the first
half of 1934.
Other significant trends reported
by President Emry C. Green include
policy loans, showing less than half
the total for the first half of 1933;
loan repayments, more than double
the total for the first half of last
A favorable mortality rate of 49 %
was also reported by the company
KNIGHT'S INSURANCE AGENCY
Raleigh, July 24.?Senator Jostah
W. Bailey today wired Chester Da
vis of the tobacco division of the
AAA in Washington, expressing his
belief in the imperative need for a
25-cent minimum price for the weed.
"With an estimated crop of 350.
00,000 pounds, it will take a mini
mum price of 25 cents per pound at
least to equal the volume of last
year," the senator said. Governor
Ehringhaus urged a high price for
tobacco in a wire to Mr. Davis yes
The wool pool arranged by Coun
ty Agent W. B. Collins was parti
cipated in by 252 Alleghany sheep
growers who sold 18,678 pounds.
For Non - Signers
By II. K. SANDERS
Those eligible under the following
classes may apply at the County
Agent's office for tobacco exemption1
Certificates to be Issued, pursuant to
the Kerr-Smith Tobacco Act of'
June 28. 1934:
1. former tenants who have reg
ularly grown tobacco, and who now
own and operate farms.
2. Landowners who have lost
their farms through foreclosure
since 1920 and who have recently
3. Tenants who have been com
pelled to move from tobacco-produc
ing farms and who are now growing
tobacco on farms for which no i
equitable allotment cap be obtained h
under flue-cured contracts.
4. Farmers who have greatly re- :
duced the acreage and production |
of tobacco since 1929. Jt
5. Other tobacco growers whoj,
could not obtain an equitable base
under flue-ciired contracts and ,
whom the committee deems to be i
entitled to tax payment warrants. I
Those who could have qualified ?
under a regular contract, but did 1
not sign, a contract, will not be con
sidered. Those who can qualify un
der one or more of the above class
es should call at the County Agent's
office Immediately and file an appll- j
cation for allotments without the
tax of 25% of the value of tobacco
Cotton Exemption Certificates Here
There are a few farmers In the
county who are growing small acre
ages of cotton. As all known, un
der the Bankhead Act of Congress,
the cotton will be taxed 50% of Its
value unless tax exemption certifi
cates are secured. >
The County Agent has applica
tion forms to be filled out by those
applying for these exemption cer
tificates. and notice Is hereby given
to all persons growing cotton this '
vear for sale to make application i
Immediately for these Tax Exemp
tion Certificates at the County'
Agent's office in the courthouse.
This must be attended to Imme
diately, as It will likely be too late,
after August 10th, to file application.]
tor these exemption certificates.'
They may be all taken up by that i
time. , 1
Make Attempt to Offset
Bittings' Case Evidence
DETROIT . . . Mr. Robert E. L.
Hill (above), of Columbia, Mo., is the'
new president of the Rotary Inter-'
national for 1934. He was elected to
the highest office by 30,000 members j
gathered here from all parts of the
AT OXFORD'S AN
NUAL FIELD DAY
Chief Of Tobacco Section And
Governor Ehringhaus .Among
Those On Program
Oxford, July 25.?Prominent agri
cultural leaders in the State and na- 1
tion will appear on the program of,
the 13th annual field day at the
tobacco station of the North Caro-'
lina Department of Agriculture at ,
Oxford on Thursday.
Farmers will hear addresses by
J. B. Hutson. chief of the tobacco
section of the Agricultural Adjust-1
ment Administration, and Governor
J. C. B. Ehringhaus in the morning.
Hie - afternoon will be given to
singing and judging contests, ex
hibits and field trips.
ROTARY CLUB IN
Hie Roxboro Rotary Club held its j
regular meeting Thursday night at
the New Jones Hotel. .After the
regular business was finished Mr. J. 1
D. Mangum. Mr. Gordon Hunter,1
and other members of the club
made Interesting and helpful talks
on what can be done to increase
the tobacco sales on the Roxboro
market this year.
The club decided to accept an in
vitation to hold its next meeting
at Allensv.Ue at which time the la- ;
oies of the Allensville Missionary I
Society will serve them a picnic sup
o ? . .? I
ROSE'S 5 AND 10 IS
The rcom formerly occupied by
the Corner Barber Shop at comer
of Main and Depot streets has been
leased by Rose's 5 and 10 Cent
Store, and is being remodeled. The
front is being changed, and the par
tition walls torn out, throwing all
Into one large room; new furniture
and fixtures will be Installed and
when complete will be one of the
most attractive, as well as one of
the largest store rooms In the town,
the changes costing about five thou
Mother Of W. G. '
Also Not Expected To Lhre
'Through The Day
A telegram was received here yes
terday morning from Mr. W. O.
Miller bringing the sad message
tlutt his mother was dead, and that
his father was not expected to lite I
through the day. Mr. Miller's par-|
entli lived at Grafton, W. Va.
? ; J
Ramsey, W. J.. July 23.?William
Storms, 95 .and Jilted, set Are to his
bam. Then he threw his life sav-j
lngs. $2,500. to the flames. The deed
to his property followed. 8torma then ,
ran Into the bam. Intending to die
The pain was too much. He ran out
?creaming and plunged Into a spring
Mr. Numa Edwards, an efficient
and popular clerk In the post office .
here, is In Wattjs hospital for trwt-i,
ment. Ills condition Is improved;
and be hopes to be able to return
Delegation Appears Before
Gill In Case Of Negro Due
To Die Angust 10
ANOTHER HEARING SOON
Another step In the battle to save
Emanuel "Spice-; Bittings, Person
County Negro tenant farmer, from
the death chair was taken yesterday
in o hearing here before Commis
sioner of Paroles Edwin Oill
attorney and counsel for Bittings
headed a delegation of Pewson
County Negroes. Their testimony
was offered in an attempt to offset
dre^"I0f Bittings' ^ and chil
Bittings- wife and children told
a stroy which was counter in almost
^1 respects to the story told by
Bittings himself. Their stories are
regarded as having materially dam
aged the Negro's chances for clem
. At one point in yesterday's hear
ing Thompson charged Commission
pI.h, 7lth !ntimida?on of Frank
Pettiford, Person County Negro
youth, one of the witnesses Mr Gill
told Pettiford rather sharply to take
is feet off the office wall?which
had been cleaned and painted re
cently?and Thompson immediately
entered his charge that Mr. Gill was
attempting to intimidate the wit
The Parole Commisisoner then
had a chair brought for Pettiford
and had his statement taken by a
Bittings has told Commissioner
Gill that T. M. Clayton, his land
lord. threatened him and beat one
of the Bittings children just before
he shot and killed Clayton. The tes
timony of Bittings- wife and chil
dren were not to that effect.
All of yesterday's evidence was
introduced ln an attempt to show
that the wife and children may not
have been on the best of terms with
Bittings and to show that Clayton
was a man of violent temper and
bad reputation. The evidence also
attempted to show that Clayton
had immoral relations with Lily May
Bittings and that the girl actuallv
was not Bittings' daughter.
W, c. Clark. Person County Ne
gro merchant, and Willie Wade, Ne
gro, said they had heard that Clay
tcn was a man of violent temper,
and Wade said he once had sued
Clayton for his share of a crop. Each
of them stated that they heard Bit
tings' wife state about two weeks
following the murder of Clayton
that Clayton had threatened Bit
tings ans had beat one fothe Bit
B Pettifoed was the only witness
who actually stated that he person
ally had been threatened by Clay
ton. He said that Clayton once
ordered him from the Clayton farm
at the point of a shotgun.
Commissioner GUI said yesterday
that another hearing proba b 1 y
would be held in the case, with
Bittings' wife and children being
confronted with the testimony of
fered by Pettiford, Wade and Clark
The hearing will be held in Ral
Bittings is scheduled to be exe
cuted August 10. He is now living
under a reprieve -News & Observer
The Roxboro Klwanta Club met on
Monday night for Its regular week
ly session at the lovely home of SET
and Mrs. I. O. Stephens In the Con
cord section. The ladies of the Con
cord Methodist Church were the
Hostesses for the occasion. To only
say that they were hostesses would
hot do Justice to the bountfiul sup
per that was served on the lawn to
the members and their guests. It
was simply one of the most delight-. *
ful meals that it has ever been tht
experience of the club torpartake of.
After the ideal the program was
turned over to Messrs. Bennle Thax
ton and Jack Strum who Introduced
the guest artists for evening. Mrs.
Carrie Bradsher and Mrs. Wheeler
Newell These ladles sang several
beautiful selections fn their own!
lovely way. After a few announce
ment the meeting was adjourned
Guests for the evening were: Miss
Wavacly Thomas. Miss Thelma
Rothrock. Mjsi Carrie Bradsher
Mrs. Wheeler Newell. Mr. and Mrs.
P. O. Carver and Messrs K. 1>.
Street. 8. P.Jflcks. Jr.. J. J. Ham
brick. J. H. Parrel]. Wm Warren.
F. H. MacDonald. Henry S Oliver.
Walker Bourne and Oeorge Walker
uwl the hosts and horteaaaa.
All Job Printing done toy expert
workmen?at The Courier shop.