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ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, 1934.
ALEX HESTER KILLED
AS 11:55 TRAIN
Body Thrown About Forty
Feet And Car Completely
Alex Hester, well-known Person
County negro, was instantly killed
today when the Southbound Norfolk
and Western train hit the car in
which he was riding at a crossing
about one and a half miles south of
the Roxboro station. Apparently
Hester did not see the train as he
was crossing the track. He was
thrown clear of the car and land
ed about forty feet from the track,
feja hole in the right side of his
Brehead. just over the right eye
was the Only injury he received ex
cept some cuts and lacerations
about the head and hands.
Eye-witnesSts stated that he was
crossing the track from the east and
the train crashed into the right
side of the car, throwing Hester'
through the top. The car was com
. pletely demolished.
Alex Hester was a familiar sight
on the streets of Roxboro, having
operated a photographer's outfit
here for a good many years. He
was also a well-to-do farmer.
According to the reports of the
Southern Association, the follow
ing figures show for Roxboro High
School graduates in college and uni
versity: Class '27: 20 students en- ]
tered college, 15 were reported, se- |
mester hours failed 20.7%; class "28:
22 entered. 21 were reported, hours'
failed 29.6%; class '29; 21 entered,
21 reported, hours failed 26.1%;
class ^O: no report; class "31: 12
entered. 10 reported, hours failed
16.1%; class -32: 13 entered, 12 re
ported. hours failed 17.4%. last re
port. Dec. 1933. We see from above
authentic reports that college fail
ures for Roxboro boys and girls
have been reduced from a peak of
29.6% in 1928 to 16.1% in 1932 and
17.4% in 1933.
The following have made applica
tion for college, university and
nursing training for this year: Class
of 1934: James Abbitt, James Brooks
and Robert Hester at Elon College,
Reade Gentry, Mars Hill; Billy
Harris. Davidson; Isadore Long,
Montine Warmack. Peace Jr. Col
lege; Billy Miller, U. N. C.; Helen
Pointer, W.C.U.N.C.; Helen Thomp
son. Garfield Memorial Hospital
Nursing School. Washington, D. C..
Class of 1933: Edwin Hamlin, U. N.
C.; Elnora Raiff. W. C. U, N. C.;
Cornelia Satterfield, G. C. W.
Ca-Vel will play Clarkton, Va..
^^omorrow. Thursday. Aug. 23 at 4
^b. M , on the Ca-Vel field, and on
^Saturday. Aug. 25. they will meet
WUtcn on the local field at 3:30
P. M. 1
Ca-Vel has made a good record
this year in the Central State Loop.
At this time they are leading the
league. Many of the boys who are
playing with Ca-Vel are upholding
reputations earned In high schools
here In Roxboro and the county a
few years back. Nor do they lack
an enthusiastic support as there are
crowds at every game that is play
ed here. The club is composed of
a group of good ball players who
play fair, fight hard) rejoice in their
winning and lose bravely and cour*
Rev. P. Cary Adams, a former
pastor of the Roxboro Presbyterian
Church but now the head of Pres
byterian Junior College for boys at
Maxton. N. C.. spent a few days
here visiting friends the first of this
week. At. the Sunday evening ser
vice he filled'the Presbyterian pul
pit and preached an excellent ser
mon to a large audience. Mr. Adams
was accompanied by his wife.
Mr. Reade Jones Is now connect
ed with Thompson's Insurance
Agency Mr. Jones has had many
years contact with the people of
this section and this will be a big
help to him In bis new line of
work. His many friends wish for
him great success in the Insurance
Tuning Up Challenger For Gold Cup Races
NEW YORK . .. The British Gold
Cup challenging yacht "Endeavor"
(below), is getting her tuning up
trials off the Connecticut shores as
her owner, Mr. T. O. M. Sopwith'
and wife (above) smile optimistically
in the hopes of lifting the famous
yachting trophy which the late Sir
Thomas Lipton tried so valiantly to
take back to England. ... The Inter
national races are scheduled to start
off Newport. R. I., about September
IS. . . . Mrs. Sopwith will sail in the
races with her husband, as time
keeper, the first woman ever aboard
in the historic classic.
Roosevelt Raises Loans
On Cotton to 12 Cents
President Says Loan Priv
ilege Will Insure Orderly
Marketing Of Crop
SAME PROCEDURE AS
ON 10-CENT LOANS
Washington, Aug. 21.?Another
government loan oa- cotton to hel?>_
the Southern farmers?12 cents a
pound this time?was authorized to
day by President Roosevelt.
The announcement was made just
before Mr. Roosevelt left Washing
ton for the Mid West to attend the
funeral of Speaker Henry T. Rainey.
The President said In his state
ment that he had "requested the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
to make funds available for the
Commodity Credit Corporation that
will enable it to increase its lending
from 10 to 12 cents a pound on cot
ton, classing low middling or bet
ter, which is and has been contin
uously In the possession of the,
producer." ? .
This means that any cotton grow
er, if he does not wish to sell his
staple at this time, may borrow 12
cents a pound from Federal agen
cies on the commodity.
Detailed regulations were not an-*
nounced, although officials said that
in all essentials they would follow
those governing the 10-cents-a
pound loan last year.
If the same regulations apply,
the government takes the risk should
cotton go below 12 cents and stay
there. Should the price climb dur
ing the season, the grower may re
pay the loan, sell his bales and
pocket the profit..
Cotton is selling" for more than
13 cents a pound at present, but
several factors have caused uneasi
ness. One has been the projected
general strike in the textile indus
try. This would stop mill buying
presumably and have a bearish in
Tobacco growers have been favor
ed In every conceivable way in Per
son County. ^The season has been
exceptionally good, the quality Is
excellent, and prices will unques
tionably be good.
You missed the drought, hail, and
windstorms, but you have one more
hazard?fire. With your money so
near, dont you think it would be
wiser to Invest a few dollars for
this protection? We will extend cred
it to reliable people. See us today;
tomororw may be too late.
THOMPSON INSUR. AGENCY
Satterfleld Insurance Agency
E. O. Thompson, W. R. Jones,
W. O. James.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wllburn, Mr.
and Mrs. M. O. Clayton and Miss
Winnie Wllburn of Roxboro. and
Mr. and Mrs* carr Ttmberlake of
Durham attended a reunion of the
Wllburn family at ATta Vista, Va?
last Sunday. Mr. R. L. Wllburn and
Miss Winnie Wllburn will spend A
few days in Alta Vista visiting rel
AT VA. BEACH
Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Long, Jr.,
left Saturday for Virginia Beach,
Va., where they will spend their
honeymoon. This popular couple
j were married in Danville, Va., last
March, but only announced their
marriage this past week. Mrs. Long
was formerly Miss Hazel Price, the
j well-known and much liked cashier
I of the Roxboro branch of the Dur
ham Industrial Bank.
Banks T? Be Opened
All of the building fund family
banks of toe First Baptist Church
are to be opened next Sunday morn
ing at the Sunday School. Be sure
to have yours there with a large de
Dr. Dewey Bradsher, who was op
erated on for appendicitis last week
at Duke hospital, Durham, is re
cuperating nicely, ;(<nd it is ex
' pected that he will be able to come
home* in a few days.
L ? O?
REVENUES FROM I
Post-Repeal Record For July
j Reported By Treasury;
OTHER FIGURES GIVEN
Washington, Aug. 21.?A five mil
lion dollar spurt In liquor tax col
lections was reported tonight by
the Treasury to have carried July
revenues from thl* source to a new
post-repeal record of (38.823.580.
The Increase, part of a general
upward trend In revenue receipts
for the first month of the new fiscal
year, was due preponderantly to an
other big rise In receipts from the
tax on beer. Federal lncomg from
the brew recorded a gain over June
of 82.444.428 to reach a total of 825.
316.018. This was almost double
the 812.867.068 of the first repeal
month, December, 1833.
Distilled liquor taxes, while slight
ly above those for June?87.416.475
compared with 87,118336?were still
less than the collections of 88.651,
257 recorded for last December.
The Treasury unrolled figures to
show an Increase In general inter
nal revenue collections, except pro
cessing taxes, of 82J.OOO.OOO for July
as compared with similar receipts
for the same month last year.?,The
total rose from 8130.722.608 to 8151,
With these figures, the Treasury
lumped receipts from processing
j taxes to produce a grand, total of
roUeptlons of 8185,582.0ft or 864 -
.476368 greater than for July last
I The processing tax collection?
843.780.028 compared with 8383.088
a year ago when the system was
Just getting started?are earmark
ed exclusively for benefit payments
to farmers and have no other appli
cation to ordinary expenditures of
RANGE OF TOBACCO
Over Million Dollars Is Paid
Out On Fairmont's Market;
Lumberton Has Big Day
NEW HIGH FOR SEASON
Fairmont, Aug. 21.?With today's
sales Fairmont had paid out more
than $1,000,000 for tobacco sold on
Quality today was very poor but
prices were as good as Monday when
the market averaged $27.32.
Today's official figures were 527,
398 pounds for $139,413.72, an aver
age of $26.43; for the season, 4.133.
124 pounds for $1,043,422, an aver
age for the season of $25.25. Sales
were completed today at 3o'clock.
MONDAY ONE OF BEST DAYS
ON MARKET AT LUMBERTON
Lumberton, Aug. 21.?Lumberton's
tobacco market experienced Monday
the biggest and most satisfactory
day of the season; selling one of the
largest poundages in the history of
Official sales were 644,596 pounds
for an average of $27.40. the highest
of the season and of several years.
One house averaged $28.60.
A lot of low quality lugs found
their way to the market today on a
lighter sale. Sales today were 465
716 pounds for an average of $25.4(1,
WHITEVILLE MARKET REACHES
NEW HIGH MARK FOR SEASON
Whitevllle. Aug. 21.?The White
ville market reached a new high
mark in prices and poundage yester
day when 718.502 pounds sold for an
average of $26.54.
It is indicated that'around a half
million pounds was sold today. The
official figures were not available
early this afternoon. The general
quality of the leaf was not fully in
keeping with Monday* offerings.
Mr, W. H. Pully, formerly of
Bethel Hill, son of Mrs. W. B. I
Humphries, for several years was
sales manager for the Pender Man
ufacturing Co.. Tarboro, and who for
the past two years has been locat
ed in Raleigh engaged in the sale
of agricultural implements through
-out the Atlantic coastal states, has
recently been promoted to territory
manager by the A. B. Farquhar
Company, Limited. York. Penna.
The Farquhar company, manufac
turers of the Farquahar "Iron Age"
line of implements are the largest
Eastern manufacturers of farm
Mr. Pully's territory consists of
the entire state of Virginia and a
large part of Delaware and Mary
land. his headquarters will be Salis
bury. Maryland. ? Mr. Fully is a
brother of Mrs. Tom Bowles of this
? city. ? ' ; . . ..
I wish to let my many friends and i
the general public know I. am active
? ly associated with Knight's Insur
ance Agency and that an opportun
ity to figure with you on your In
surance needs will be very much
Your patronage is also solicited
on the following; Bostonian and
other high-quality shirts; an excep
tionally high class line of Greeting
-Cards, and every known magazine
and periodical by subscription at
guaranteed lowest rates.
See me Saturday afternoons at or
near Thomas Drug Co.
W. Irving OT3 riant.
Timberlake, N. C.
According to a report that has
been recently released by the branch
office of the Oldsmobile Automobile
Co., Dodd Oldsmobile Co. has sold
fifty per cent of the automobile
business in the price class of the
eight cylinder Oldsmobile in Person
County for the seven month period
ending July 31, 1934. This firm is a
resently established concern here,
and has shown rapid growth since
its opening here about the first of
A Beautiful Edition
Brother Manning of the Enter
prise, published at Wllliamston, N.
i C? did himself proud in a special,
tobacco edition which he got out
, last week. It was printed on col
ored paper, in colors and was full
from coyer to cover with interest
|lng facts concerning the town.
IN FULL SWING
More Than 1800 Quarts Were
Reported As Being Canned
INFORMATION WILL BE
FURNISHED ANY ONE
The canning program Is on in
earnest, and housewives seem to be
vieing with one another to see who
can have the greatest number of
filled Jars for winter use.
Most of the late gardens are fur
nishing large quantities of nice vege- I
tables and where there is a surplus
most families are thrifty and ener
getic enough to be saving it for win
ter use by canning.
Public demonstrations have been
given in many of the communities
with very gratifying attendance in
the majority of cases.
Canning leaders have been work
ing throughout the county and are
glad to assist those who need infor
mation about their canning. If any
one needs instruction in this work
please report it to the Belief Office
and you will receive such'aid as is
Splendid reports of the vegetables
ant fruits that have been canned are
being sent in each week. More than
eighteen hundred quarts being re
ported last week.
There should be approximately
fifty-seven pints of vegetables and
forty-five pints of fruit per member
of your family for winter consump
tion. Do you own checking up to
see Just how well you are providing
for your family.
Lets see that no can remains
empty on our pantry shelves and
that we work in earnest for the next
few weeks while we have the oppor
tunity to conserve what we have
for future use.
The Long Memorial Methodist
Church will be closed for the next
two weeks undergoing some repairs
in the main auditoriupi. The north
wall is being torn out and rebuilt.
It is this wall that has been so
much damaged by rains in recent
years and it is expected that the re
pairs will restore it to its former
Miss Belle McGhee Lipscomb, of
New Orleans. La., and Miss Mimi
Shleb of Richmond, Va., are spend
ing some time visiting their grand
mother, Mrs. R. S. Phifer at her
hole, Burleigh, on the Roxboro
WILL BE FEATURED
AT FASHION SHOW
Fashion Show To Be Present
ed Thursday Night At
ON THE PROGRAM
Miss Mlary Worley will be pre
sented Thursday night In connection
with the fashidh show to be staged
at the Palace Theatre, sponsored by
the Lester Blackwell Post of the
American Legion. Miss Worley Is
an accomplished dancer of Raleigh.
N. C., and she- will do acrobatic
dancing, toe. and tap dancing and
many other special features. The
Legion and their assistants have
been working hard and every Indi
cation points to a very successful
pageant with many beautiful girls
repeesentlng the local business firms.
The ladies of the Missionary So
ciety of the First Baptist Church
of Roxboro will give a lawn party
on the church lawn on next Monday
night, August ,23rd, at 7:30 o'clock.
IOe cream and cake will be served
and the public Is cordially Invited to
giye the ladles a liberal patronage.
Comey-and have a good time.
On Tuesday evening at his apart
ment on Depot 8treet Mr W. D
Yarboro. genial young man about
town, was hoat at a watermelon
Slicing. About twenty-five of his
friends were present. Fruit and can-!
dies were also served.
Direct* 'Booze' Drive
KANSAS CITY ... A. J. Mellott
(above), of this place, is the man
selected by the government to head
the army of 3,298 operatives in the
new drive now launched to elimi
nate the illicit liquor business and
round up all bootleggers.
DEATH CLAIMS MR.
GEORGE A. DUNCAN
Died At His Home On Thurs
day Morning At Eleven
WAS N. & W STATION
AGENT MANY YEARS
Mr. George A. Duncan, age 64, one
of Roxboro's most prominent citi
zens, died at his home on North
Lamar street Thursday morning at
li o'cloek, after an illness of about ,
two months, having returned from
the hospital recently where he un
derwent an operation.
Mr. Duncan was a native of Vir
ginia, but has been makipg his home
here for about ten years, being sta
tion agent for the Norfolk & west
ern Railway Company, and was one
of the most popular men of the
town; he was always ready to lend
a helping hand to any one in time
of trouble, and numbered his friends
by-fais acquaintance; he was a faith
ful member of the Edgar Long Me
morial Methodist church, and a
member of Roxboro Rotary club.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his
widow, four sons, Robert A. Doncan
of Wakefield, Va.; G. C., Howard
and Malcolm Duncan, of Roxboro;
three daughters: Mrs. E. W. Tuck
er, South Boston, Va.; "Mrs. H. L.
Woods and Mrs. W. P. Long, of
Roxboro; two brothers; Robert H.
Duncan, of Washington, and A. A.
Duncan, of Lynchburg; Va.; and one
sister: Mrs. W. I. Jones, of Ellerson,
Funeral services were conducted
from the home at 4 o'clock -Friday
afternoon by Rev. W. F. West and
Rev. Thomas Hamilton, in the ab
sence of his pastor, Rev. J. F. Her
bert, who was away on his vacation, i
Burial followed in Burchwood cem-!
Active pallbearers: Clyde Bowen,
Clyde Swartz, W. W. Woods, Edwin
Bowles, Kenneth Oakley and J. B.
Riggsbee. Members of the Roxboro
Rotary club acted as honorary pall
bearers while members of the Wes
ley Merritt Bible class served as
Mr. J. J. Woody went to Ohio
last week and came back with a
new ambulance to be used in con
nection with his funeral home thAt
is under construction on South
Main street. It is a very beautiful
combination ambulance and hearse,
and is the last word in luxury of in
terior, riding ease, and speed, which
is of vital necessity since we have
no hospital facilities here.
On last Wednesday night at 6:30
Mr. J. D. Mangum entertained
about forty employees of the local j
Leggett's Dept. Store at Loch Lilly
with a chicken supper. Mr, Mangum
Is the resident manager of the Leg
gett's Dept. Store here. Many good
things to eat were spread for the
guests and they did full Justice to
Mrs. Mary Hunter Long was car- 1
rled to Durham Monsay for an ex- '
animation. It was found that an
operation would be necessary,'so she
was sent to the hospital, where she |
is expected to be operated on light'
HIS ATTENTION TO
- RECOVERY POLICY
Personally Charts Course
For Reorganization of Blue
, Eagle Machinery
GENERAL JOHNSON TO
REMAIN AS DIRECTOR
Washington, Aug. 21.?President
Roosevelt, In a-series of conferences,
today charted a reorganization of
the National Recovery Administra
tion that will be completed early In
Definite indications of the Presi
dential plans were coupled wtih his
sudden decision to return to Wash
ington immediately after the fu
neral of Speaker Henry T. Rainey
at Carrollton, HI., instead of going
directly to Hyde Park, N. Y.
Administration advisors are hop
ing for .a sharp upturn "in business
this fall and every effort will be
made to accelerate the expected
increase with more simplified and
stabilized NRA code machinery.
A blueprint or plans for revamp
ing the Blue Eagle's roost has been
prepared, one version of which
calls for a form of military organ
ization. with a five-man board to
direct the activities of five "sectors"
or groups of industries.
Just One Phase.
This reorganization of NRA to
give business a fuller opportunity
of self-government is but one phase
of President Roosevelt's intensifica
tion of recovery plans before winter
The national emergency and exe
cutive councils wfcre directed by
the President upon his return from
his Hawaiian cruise to write special
reports on the progress of the en
tire recovery program and to sub
mit suggestions as to how it could
be improved and speeded.
During the afternoon, Donald R.
Richberg, director of both the exe
cutive council and the industrial
emergency committee, presented the
first of these reports at a meeting
of the council with the Chief Exe
Richberg described his report to
newspapermen as "very hearten
ing," and added a series of reports
dealing with his general summary
would be prepared soon. They will
be "purely factual," he said, and
?obviously the basis for continuing
the activities of the administration."
Bankers To Help.
A report encouraging to Mr.
Roosevelt came today from officials
of the American Bankers' Associa
tion, who stated at the White House
that bankers "Were ready to cooper
ate in making loans to industry-and
loans for modernization of homes as
a means of stimulating employment.
Francis M. Law, president of the
Bankers' Association conferred, with
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Rotary Club Served
By Concord Ladies
The Rotary club held its regu
lar meeting Thursday afternoon at
Olive Hill high school, and was
served by the ladies of the Concord
Methodist church. The supper was
all that could have been desired by
even the most fastidious, and was
enjoyed by every Rotarian. Owing
to the death of one of the club
members, Mr. George Duncan, the
program was dispensed with, ?
BUI West making a few
concerning the death of Uhs beloved
mTh^next meeting will be with the
ladies of Mill Creek Baptist church.
Rev. J. P. Herbert left last week
to spend two weeks visiting In
Washington. D. C, New York City,
and points of interest in Virginia.
He expects to be back here by the
first Sunday in September.
Of Interest To Ladies
Have Just returned from New
York. New garments arriving daily.
Knlttedwear, wool dresses, satin and
silk dresses of all Uie new styles.
New undies, purses and hosiery. ?
The Roxboro City Schools win
open on Thursday. September 13 to
commence the fall's work.
Dr. W R. Hambrlck Li spending
this week at Buffalo Springs, Vs.