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Vol. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA,* WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST ft; 1084. ^ NO. 31.
Mr. W. F. Long Succumbs
At Home Tuesday Morning
City Manager Of Roxboro
For Many Years Succumbs
? To Tuberculosis
WAS MEMBER OF MOST
Mr. William P. Long, 54, suc
cumbed to an illness of four
months duration at his home on
Reams Avenue Tuesday morning at
2 A. M. His death was attributable
to tuberculosis. His death, while
expected, is a severe blow to the
civic and social life of Roxboro.
Mr. Long had. made his home here
practically all his life, and the en-!
^^Mire town mourned when it was
Spumed Sunday that his condition
i^Hfas much worse, and Monday when
the word went out that the end was,
only a few hours away.
Mr. Long, a member of one of I
Roxboro's oldest and most promi-1
nent families, served his native town .
and county in various capacities, i
For many years he was cashier of,
the Bank of Roxboro until its mer- j
ger with the First National Bank
about ten years ago. Before that he'
served as Treasurer of Person Coun-,
ty. In 1929 he was apopinted to
the offlce of City Manager of Rox--j
boro. He and his family moved
back here from Bahama where he
had been in the tobacco business.
He was serving the town as City
Manager when he died. Married
twice, first to Miss Mollie Brooks,
and to this union there was born
one son, Franklin. His first wife1
died many years ago. The second
Mrs. Long was formerly Miss Lu
cille Umstead. Mrs. Long and Frank
lin and two children. Bradley and t
Miss Rachel Long, survive; three
brothers, Dr. B. R. Long'of Greens
boro, and E. G. and H. D. Long of
Roxboro. three sisters, Mrs. E. E.
Bradsher. Mrs. P. B. Henley and
Mrs. R. L. Harris, all of Roxboro
Funeral services were conducted
from the home this morning at 10
o'clock and in the absence of Rev.
Thomas Hamilton, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church and of Mr.
Long, the services were in charge
of Rev. W. F. West and Rev. James
F. Herbert. Interment was made in
The active pall bearers were: j
Messrs. M. R. Long. E. G. Long. R. j
L. Harris. E. E. Bardsher, William
B. Umstead and John W. Umstead.
The honorary pall bearers were: 1 I
Messrs. O. B. McBroom, L. K. Wal
ker, B. W. Gardner, L. M. Carlton,'
M. R. Long, G. J. Cushwa, D. W. j
Ledbetter. R. A. Burch, B. G. Clay
ton, G. W. Thomas, N. Lunsford, S.
G. Winstead. Jack Parham, R. B.J
Dawes. M. W. Satterfleld, Hugh j
Woods, R. P. Reade, A. P. Reade,
O. W. Gentry, J. H. Hughes, B. B.
Newell, I. O. Abbttt, O. T, Kirby,1
F. O. Carver, N. V Brooks, T. D.'
? Winstead and W. C. Bullock.
R. A. M. DENNY
Mr. A. M. Denny, for long one
of the most prominent citizens of II
Aliensville township and of the
county, died at his home in the Cal
tolina community Monday night
about 9:30. At the time of his death
Mr. Denny was 80 years old, and
death was attributed to cancew with 'I
complications pertinent to old age I
His health had been bad for about
six months, but it was not necessary I
for him to take his bed until about
a month ago. Prom that' time he
weakened gradually until his death i
Monday. He is survived by eight'
children, six sons and two daugh
ters: Mr. J. A Denny of Leasburg.'
H. E. Denny of R. 3 Roxboro, N. T.
Denny of Oxford, O. A. Denny of
Vtrgllina. Va.. A. R. Denny, Rox
boro R. 3. J. W. Denny of Roxboro
R. 3. Mrs. Alfred Huff of Oxford, and
Mrs. Henry Elliott of Vlrglllna. Va.,
Also there are .many .grandchildren
and great-grandchildren who sur
Puneral services were conducted
from the old home place yesterday,
afternoon at 4 P. M . with Rev. J.
B. Currln, his pastor and Rev. E. O.,
Orsey of Oxford, a former pastor.,
Following the services the body was
laid to rest ill the A. M. Denny fam
Mr. E. D. Cheek, who had a cat
aract removed from one of his
eyes has returned home The oper
ation was very successful and af
fords him great relief
The oost of the World War in
rponev his been estimated at ap
The following' telegram
was received here this
morning from Tifton,
Ga.: "Medium break;
opens outrageously high,
at least twenty-five cent'
This sounds almost too
good to be true.
The late Mr. W. P. Long was a
member of the State Firemen's As
sociation, and the following visiting
firemen attended his funeral: Chief
J. Robt. Wood, V. W. Taylor, Roy
Brim, James Powell, all of Oxford: j
Chief Prank Bennett, L. E. Poster.
D. D. Matthews, L. E. Fields and
E. L. Fields of Durham; Dr. Wil
liam S. Long, chief of the Graham
Dr. J. D. Bradsher is confined to
Duke Hospital suffering with ap
pendicitis. He will undergo an op
NAZIS ACCUSED OF
DIE UPON CALLOWS
Holzweber and Planetta Both
Shout Loyalty to Hitler as
They Face Death
Vienna, July 31.?Almost six days
to the hour after Chancellor Engel
bert Doll fuss died, two Nazis ac
cused of implication in killing him
were hanged in the prison yard to
The official account of their
execution declared the the Nazis
died with the shout "Hell Hitler!"!
on their lips.
One, Franz Holzweber. convicted
of high treason as the leader of the
Putsch in which Dollfuss died, also ?
shouted "I die for Germany!" the!
official account stated. " "
Holzweber was followed Oh the
gallows by Otto Planetta, former
army staff sergeant, who said he
killed Dollfuss without intending to
do so and begged forgiveness in
First to Hang.
Holzweber and Planetta were the
first Nazis to be hanged in Austria,
despite numerous acts of terrorism
charged against them before they
broke into civil war after the Putsch 1
and the killing of Dollfuss last
They were two of the 144 men
arrested after the raid on the Fed-1
eral chancellery and refused a prom
ised safe transit to Germany because
Dollfuss was killed.
New bombing outrages broke out
as the two went on trial before a
court martial yesterday as the arm
ed revolt in the southern provinces
was all but wiped out.
At the same time, the govern-!
(Continued on page eight)
B. B. KNIGHT IS
Columbus, O., July 30.?The Ohio
State Life Insurance Company of
this city, which recently was licens
ed to write insurance in the state
of North Carolina, has begun the
organization of a staff in that state.
withjCecil Wilson of Winston-Salem
as Eastern supervisor. General agents
of the company have Just been
named as follows:
? Thomas C. Keston, Jr., Winston- |
Salem; Robert W. Henderson, Ashe
ville; B. B. Knight.. Roxboro; E. L
Morgan. Southern Pines.
Mrs. Virginia Brandon Penick
went to Watts Hospital yesterday
with appendicitis. She will undergo
an operation today. .' (
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SITTINGS TO BE
Parole Commissioner Desires
More Time To Investigate
Person Murder Case
TWO HEARINGS ALREADY
Emmanuel "Spice" Bittings Per
son County Negro scheduled to die
August 10 for the murder of his
i white landlord, wil be given a re
prieve to allow further "udy of hls
case, commissioner of Paroles Ed
win Gill said yesterday.
Mr Gill has conducted an inten
sive investigation of Sittings' case
and already has granted him one
reprieve. His execution date orig
inally was July 6. foilowing the Su
preme Court decision in his case
but he was reprieved until August
^ Two hearings already have beheld
in his case and a third is scheduled.
Date for the third hearing has not
yet been set.
Bittings killed T. M. Clayton, white
farmer of Person County. The de
fense contends that Bittings fired
in self defense.
Bittings' wife and children were
heard at the first hearing and gave
testimony which seriously damaged
his chances Tor clemency. Their^tes
timony, in substance, was that Clay
ton did not threaten Bittings j
At the second hearing, defense
atorneys brought witnesses who tes
tified that Clayton was known
be a man of violent temper. One
of the witnesses. Prank Pettiford,
Negro youth, said that Clayton once
orTred him from the Clayton farm
with a shotgun. ?
The defense also contended at
the second hearing that Uly Mae
Bittings was not Bittings' daughter
and that her reputation was not ?
?The Witnesses at the first and
second hearings will be made to. ?
confront each other with their tes
timony at the third hearing.
pettiford, it has been reported to
Mr. Gill's office, is now under in
dictment on one or more charges in
Person County and was sentenced
in Person County Court to a long
road term. ,
Information coming to Mr. G.iis
office recently also was to the ef
fect that Bittings was a man of
violent temper when aroused. That
had not been alleged prior to this
* in addition to the hearings, Com
misisoner Gill has gone to Person
County to make an investigation
of the case. ^ . ,
Bittings' case first attracted a
tention when Paul Green_ noted
playwright, became Interested in
?News & Observer. __ . I
A few days ago about eight of
our public-spirited citizens called ?n
Mr. E. B. jeffress. chairman of the
State Highway Commission, and
had up with him some much need
ed road and street improvement.
The foundation was laid for these
improvements, however calls a,nd
petitions are continually coming in
to this office of the Commisisoner.
on Aug 7 and 8 the entire com
mission will be in session, and to
make the work effective that has
already been done it is almost tm
perative that the town and county
have some one to appear for them
before the entire commission on
Aug. 8 to press the dire need of our
claims Act for this opportunity
will be gone, did you ,
July 31, 1934.
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Mrs Ruth McOoUum CBriant.
County Health Nurse, has been wag
ing a campaign against typhoid
fever, diphtheria, and smallpox this
past month. This will be indicated
mr the-Jact that she has vaccinated
949 grown-ups for typhoid. 248 chil
dren for diphtheria, and 74 children
for smallpox This brings the total
number of vaccines to more than
twelve hundred and that Is not
counting the fact that all the ty
photd and diphtheria vaccines had
to be tripled, which meant three
doses, three days, and three trips. ,
1 The Kolnonlan class of the First
Baptist Sunday School will give a
brunswlck stew at King's Cabin
August 7. at 8:30 P. M. This occa
sion will be in celebration of the
membership driyp - just closed. All
members and v?tors during contest
are welcome. ~ i
Mr. Long Proposes
That Citizens Give
A Day's Labor
July 30th, 1931.
Mr. J. W. Noell, Editor,
The Roxboro Courier,
Dear Mr. Noell:
Like Brother Carlton I hesitate to
write anything for publication, but
it does seem to me this matter is
very necessary and should be done
somehow, our tar and gravel streets
are in a deplorable condition.
They represent quite a large
amount in dollars and on account of
general conditions they are being
allowed to go to waste. A moderate
sum now would place these streets in
good condition and allow them to
be in good shape for this winter.
My suggestion is this: that.every
citizen who is ablebodied, possessing
pride in the town and those who are
patriotic, give one day's labor to a
worthy cause, rebuiding our streets.
There is at present three capable
engineers in our midst and I believe
they can be depended upon to give
a little of their time.
The Town can furnish the ma
terials, the engineers can supervise
the work, and its citizens the labor.
These streets that are full of holes
can be repaired very easily under1
such a method and what is the dif-'
ference?we give the labor and save 1
If such a plan can be perfected,
I will be more than glad to get out
there with a bunch of fellows and
do an honest day's work for the'
good of Roxboro and its future.
It would be just like a picnic and
everybody would enjoy the fun. Let's'
get together and do it, now.
Very truly yours,
E. G. Long.
TOO MUCH GAS
Saturday morning, the week's work
about done, some of the fellows were
sitting around at the Lime-Cola
Bottling Works. One of these gas1
tubes that is used for carbonated
water and ihtlie serving of certain
oter kinds of drinks was sitting close1
by. It had jost been filled with
gas. All at once there was a loudj
explosion. Messrs. Preston Horner.
and Lester Clayton were hurled
against the wall of the building and
hnrt slightly* and, if We can be
lieve all reports, scared a great
deal. All the folks in the Roxboro
Laundry, plant, next door, found
that they had business on the out
side in a hurry. The tube was to
tally destroyed, but no one was in
jured seriously, although Preston
Horner got an injury on the hand
and another one on the face, and|
Mr. Lester Clayton had a quantity
of metal picked out of his face. But
they are getting on all right at this
time. The boys had tried to put
too much gas into that tube.
VISITS MR. JEFFRES
Prospects Looks Bright For
Completion Of Route 144
At An Earlv Date
STREET PROBLEM AIRED
Last Thursday a delegation com
posed of the following visited Mr.
Jeflress, State Highway Commis
sioner in Raleigh: Mr. Plem. D.
Long, chairman of the board of
County Commissioners; Hon. R. L.
Harris and Messrs. Gordon Hunter,
P. O. Carver, R. A. Burch, Dr. B. A.
Thaxton and Mayor R. B. Dawes.
This delegation was joined by the
chairman of the boaiH of County
Commissioners from Hiftsboro, Mr.
Berry, and several other gentlemen
from Hillsboro, Mr. Ketchum, sec re-'
tary of the Greensboro chamber of
commerce and Mr. Mitchell, secre
tary of Burlington chamber of
The first matter considered was
the completion of Route 144 from
Greensboro to Richmond, via Rox
boro. There is a gap of long stand
ing between Route 62 and the bridge
over Hyco just Inside the Person
county line, as well as the broken
link between Roxboro and Virgilina.
This is a through route, which will
save something like thirty miles in
going from Greensboro to Rich
mond, hence the interest being
taken by Greensboro and Burling
ton. Mr. Jeffress was thoroughly
acquainted with this route and gave
the delegation much hope that It
will be completed Just as early as
funds can be found.
The next item taken up was a
road from Hillsboro to Roxboro?
of Hurdle Mills. Hillsboro and Rox
boro are both interested in this road
and it looks as if it would be built
in the near future. Following this
the Roxboro delegation took up
some purely local matter, streets in
Altogether It was a very satisfac
tory meeting and wo feel that we
are going to see some much needed
roads in the County.
Mr. M. B. Overby of Durham has (
moved here to take charge of the .
meat department at Pender's Gro
cery Store. He succeeds Mr. Art ;
Schulhcffer who has been manager |
of that department here for some !
years. While here Mr. and Mrs.
Schulhofier have endeared them
selves to a wide circle of friends
who will hear that they are leaving 1
'An Old Man Sits And Ponders" Were The Words Written
By A Correspondent Of One Of Our State
Dailies Last Week
Now let us take you back Into
the flies of history and get the
story of that man's life.
Imagine that you are in the
court-room of the Person County
Courthouse on the day of April 18.
1894. In the judge's seat is the
presiding officer. Judge George A.
Shuford. At the prosecutor's desk
sits Capt. E. S. Parker. Solicitor,
and Victor S. Bryant. On the other
side, at the defendant's desk sits
Aubrey L. Brooks and Wra. D. Mer=*
ritt, 'two young lawyers Just (ju^ofl
college. Mr. Brooks having received
his license to practice law at the
August examination of the previous
year and Mr. Merritt having re
ceived his at the. February meeting
o fthe same year. 1894. The defend
ants in this case are Messrs. Logan
Meadows and Jasper Roberson. The
charge Is murder In the flrst degree.
Here Is the Story:
In 1889 Logan Meadows appeared
before the bar of Justice In Person
County Indicted for larceny and was
sentenced to the State Penitentiary
for a period of five year? At the
fall term of 1893 he was arraigned
before the same court for a similar
offense. The trial of this action
was postponed on account of the
absence of some of the state's wit
nesses. In the meantime, the court
ordered that the defendant. Logan
Meadows, be placed In the custody
of the Sheriff of Durham County
for trial on a "graver offense." on
the 31st of January, 1894. he, with
Jasper Roberson. was still In the
Person County Jatf. This day was a
dark and cloudy Sunday,
Mr. Willis Royster, the Jailer,
went to feed his proteges that morn
ling. After he had been In the jail
for a few minutes, his wife, who was
iln the jailer's house nearby, heard
'a cry from the Jail. Going to Inves
tigate she found her. husband dead
| on the floor of the Jail and these
.two men. Meadows and Roberson,
I gone. Sheriff Jim Carver was sum
moned. Hastily he organized a
I searching party and the man hunt
was on. On reconstructing the cir
cumstances of the killing It was
[thought that the two men, who
I were confined in the same cell, had [
. asked the jailer to open the door ;
for some reason and had then pro
ceeded to knock him down, killing ?
him, and taking1 his keys for their
The search -for these men finally
culminated in their Capture. It Is
sgld'that they were found lying up
In a brush pile not so far away from
the town. That is the story as It
[was told there In the court that
day. On the following day. April '
. 19, the Jury took the case under ad
visement On April 24 they pro- :
fessed to the court that they were !
unable to agree on a verdict, and
.they were dismissed. The prisoners
were ordered remanded to Jail and
[court adjourned until the next, cr
fall, Msslon. Sometime between the
spring and fall there was what has
Jheen termed a "Jail-delivery," and
I these two got away again
I Now the drama moves at a
swifter pace. Roberson was never
.recaptured. Meadows was Anally '
apprehended. As the State depend
ed on the aestfmony of Roberson for
ja conviction, the defense rflnally 1
agreed to plead guilty to a charge 1
? (Continued on page eight) i
RED-H A N D E D
It seems that the Coca-Cola Bot-|
tling Works is the destined prey
of most of the folks around these
parts who like to make a living -off
the other man. Anyway two ne
groes broke Into the place on Mon
day night of this week, making away
with a half-dozen cases of coca
cola. However, our faithful chief of
police happened to be somewhere in
the neighborhood and seeing spine
suspicious goings-on, he went to in
vestigate and found one of the men
there- at the scene. He arrested this
man and made him tell the name of
his associate. Now both are in the
custody of the law. awaiting to tell
their sad tale to the courts.
Mr. Harry C. Evans, district re
presentative of the National Reem
ployment service was in town last
Monday to re-register all unemploy
ed. He will be at the courthouse
on each last Monday of every
month from 9 A. M. to 1 P. M. to
reregister, renew or make new ap
plications for all unemployed in
Person County. Those seeking em
ployment will be interviewed on
these dates. Any changes will be
noted in the local news agencies.
Anyone desiring further informa
tion about this service'can get same
by writing to Mr. Harry C. Evans,
District Represeifbrtive, National
Reemployment Service, Durham,
BATTLING FOR LIFE
All Germany Fearful That
Von Hindenburg's Career
Is Nearing End
Berlin, July 31.?President Paul
ton Hindenburg, sturdy idol of the
Herman people, was under the con
stant care of physicians today, and
he public was warned by an offi
:ial of his palace here that it may
'fear the worst."
Medical bulletins from the bed
side of the 86-year-old field mar
shal in Neudeck, his East Prussian
atate, were not greatly alarming in
tone, but the fact that formal bul
letins were coming frequently, the
palace official pointed out, "indi
sates his condition must be regard
id as critical."
The physicians made no predic
tions as to how much longer the
rugged constitution of the old sol
lier can hold out against a bladder
illment and a prostrate gland trou
jle. together with other complica
tions of age.
Later' in the evening; however.
:he official German news agency
said no bulletins regarding the con
lition of the President wpuld be Is
sued during the night. Indicating
lis condition was somewhat' im
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Pack Barn Insurance
Wonderful rains have materially
penefltted the tobacco crops. The
tcreage reduction and the improved ;
juality insures you a good price.
Will you be careless or indifferent
uid lose your year's work by hall or
Ire? The answer should be "no." [
We furnish this protection at a
small cost. See us today; tomorrow
nay be too late. 1
THOMPSON INSURANCE AGY.
?Satterfleld Insurance Agency.
Mr. Numa Edwards, who has been .
n Watts Hospital for the past sev
ral weeks, underwent an operation
resterday morning. He is recuper
iting nicely and will probably be
tome some time In the near future.
BUSY TIME AT
Dr. B. W. Fassett of Durham
leld a tonsil clinic at Hotel Jones
ast Friday. It was a busy day for
Jr. Fassett, as we understand he ;
iperated on 37 patients.
i Q i
?Hie treaty providing for the
?anama Canal was signed Nov. 18.
903, between .the United States
ind Panama. . i
Rev. Thomas Hamilton Now
Regular Pastor Of Roxboro
FORMER PASTOR PRESENT
j Rev. Thomas Hamilton, the newly
called pastor of the Roxboro Pres
byterian Church, was formally In
stalled in his new office at the
evening services last Sunday. At the
same time he was ordanied, having
just completed his course of train
ing a few years ago. and this being
his first independent charge. Up to
the time that he was called here as
pastor he had been serving as as
sistant pastor in Sykesvllle, Md.
Rev. George M. Math is was intro
duced to the congregation by Rev.
J. W. Lacy of Oxford, Moderator of
the meeting. Taking his text from
the book of Acts, "Son, go today and
work in my vineyard," Rev. Mr.
Matjiis preached a powerful sermon
to the congregation gathered to hear
him. At the conclusion of the
sermon the Moderator introduced
Rev. C. W. Cummlngs who charged
the pastor and Mr. Balrd of Oxford
who charged the congregation. After
all the formalities in connection
with the installation services, the
pastor was formally ordained by
the Commission of Presbytery, ap
pointed to conduct this service. This
commission was composed of the
following: Rev. J. W. Lacy, Oxford,
Moderator, Rev. George M. Mathis,
Durham, Rev. C. M. Cummings,
Henderson. Rev. E. D. Curtis, Dur
ham, Mr. Bairty and Mr. Richard
Taylor of Oxford, and H. L. Crowell
of Roxboro. Most of the living, for
mer pastors of the Roxboro Church
since 1915 were present. Rev. N. R.
Claytor of Milton, N. C., who preach
ed here from 1915 to I9IT. Rev. C. E.
White of Chase City. Va.. who
preached here from 1917 to 1920 ond
Rev. A. J. McKelway who came here
in 1930 and left in April of this
year. The other living pastor. Rev.
P. Cary Adams, was unable to be
In spite of the inclement weather
there was a nice crowd out to these
services, the house being nearly full.
RICH IN ROMANCE
Plot Of "Rothschild," New Arliss
Film, Boasts Four Distinct Types
Four types of love are depicted In
"The House of Rothschild." George
Arliss' first starring vehicle under
his new contract with Joseph M.
Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th
Century picture company, which
plays at Princess Theatre, South
Boston. Va? Thursday and Friday,
Aug. 2-3rd, matinee 3: Kit rfght 7:30
There is, first of all, the devotion
of the Rothschilds to each other?
the loyalty and unity which was
the secret of the family's sensation
al rise to wealth and (ame.
Then there Is the love of Nathan
Rothschild, and his wife Hannah,
portrayed Ly George Arliss and his
wife, Florence Arliss.
For those who demand a taste of
sweet, young romance, there Is the
love between Julie, Nathan's beau
tiful daughter, played by Loretta
Young, and Fltzroy, Wellington's
dashing aide, portrayed by Robert
Another powerful form of devo
tion is exemplified In the patriotism
of Nathan, whose love of England
leads to the placing of the entire
Rothschild fortune In the war
The film, which Introduces the
leading historical figures of the per
iod, was directed by Alfred Werker,
assisted by Maude T. Howell, from
a script prepared by Nunnally John
Also Included In the cast of this
United Artists release which has been
hailed as the finest film to be made
In Hollywood this season, are Boris
Karloff, Helen Westley, C. Aubrey
Smith, Reginald Owen. Alan Mow
oray, Oeorges Rene-ent, Murray
Klnnell, Holmes Herbert, Florence
Arllse, Arthur Byron. Paul Harvey,
(van Simpson. Neal Madison and
others. There are more than seven
ty speaking parts lr. this spectacu
ar production, and the final scene,
n the great coronation room of St. ? _
Tames Palace. In which NatMfi ? "
Rothschild la publicly honored, was
he first set of its size to be photo
graphed in the newly developed
hree-color Technicolor proceas.-Adv
' ' wk
All Job Printing done by
?at The Courier shop.