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VOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1934. NO. 35.
Board of Elections And
R. C. Maxwell Count Votes
Only Non-Controversal Votes
For Clerk Of Court Count
- ed. Tally Others Later
PROBABLY WITHIN WEEK
In the matter of who will be de
clared the nominee or Clerk of
Court for this County Is yet up In
the air; the County board of elec
tions, sitting with Mr. R .C. Max
well, of the State board of elections,
counted the votes here last Wednes
day, but only counted those over
which there was no controversy, and
this count showed for Miss Bradsher
1338, for Brooks 1330.
As to the disputed votes, such as
^Republicans voting, school teacher
Bvotes?those who do not live and
make their permanent home here,
and the absentee votes, and all
other illegal votes?all of these will
be considered at another meeting
of the State board of elections.
The matter practically rests just
as It was. as none of the contested
votes were considered. The chair
man of the County board of elec
tions informs us these matters will
be heard some time now soon, prob
ably within a week or ten days.
W. R. Singleton
Crashes Into Tree
Mr. W jR. Singleton, enfxjute
here from his home in Columbia,
S. C. to. visit his wife and son, who
are visiting in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Pull lam, skidded off
the road near Pittsboro early Fri
day morning and suffered severe
head Injuries, Mr. Singleton was
driving a new Ford V-8 and from
indications he apparently lost con
trol of the car when It skidded,
and crashed Into a tree. Upon exa
mination it was found that his
skull was fractured. At this writ
ing-his-condition is considered ser
ious. but with favorable chances to
recover. A companion who was
with him summoned aid and he
was brought to Duke Hospital, Dur
ham. His companion suffered a
broken arm and several fractured
AT BETHEL HILL
The people of Bethel Hill Com
munity will gather at Bethel Hill
High School Saturday afternoon.
September 1 at 1 o'clock for an
afternoon of fun with a brunswick
stew late in the afternoon. ??'
Several games will be played by
girls, J30xs_and adults. One or two
good speakers are expected to be
present. Everybody will have a good
Each person is asked to bring
along a spoon. Trays will be furni
shed for the stew.
?MR. UMSTEAD IS
N. &. W. AGENT
Mr. H. L. Umstead has been ap
pointed station agent here for the
N. and W. Railway Company, fill
ing the vacancy caused by the
death of the late Mr. O. A. Dun
can. Mr. Umstead has been agent
at WUlardsville for a number of
years, and oomes to Roxboro with
the highest recommendations. We
are glad to extend the glad hand
and trust he will And Roxboro Just
to his liking.
Dr. B. W Fassett of Durham will
hold a tonsil and adenoid clinic
here at The Hotel Jones on Friday
September 7, 1834. Anyone wishing
an appointment, please see Mr. E.
O.. Long. Mrg. of Hotel Jones at
once. Adults and children.
A large delegation of legionnaires
representing the Lester Black well
poist of the American Legion from
Roxboro attended the anual con
vention of the Legion at Greensboro
TO WORLD'S FAIR
Messrs. B. E. Thomas, George
Thomas. Jr., Dan Whitfield, and
Cyrus White left this morning for
the World's Pair in Chicago
Messrs. E. E. Bradsher, E. E. Brad
sher, Jr.. Bick Long. Bedford Love.
Billy Harris, and D'Arcy Bradsher
also left this morning for the Fair.
Rev. B. E. SUnfletd Visits LHt
Isabelle Walker, Who Is Much
Timberlake, N. C.,
| Editor Courier: Aug .27, 1934 j
Please announce in the columns of
your paper that the revival services
I for Mt. Tirzah Church will begin
the first Sunday night in Septem
; ber, which will be Sept. tod. at 7:00
j Rev. E. W. Elliott of Forest, Va,
will preach for us during the week.
He is a former Mt. Tirzah boy and
lived in that community. During the
ministry of Rev. J. E. Underwood
in 1888 Bro. Elliott Joined the
church and later entered the min-!
istry. We will be glad to have him
preach for us. A cordial welcome Is
give!) to all to be-with us
For the benefit of any who are
interested. 1 will say that last week.
I went to Gastonia to carry Mrs. J
Henry Walker and family to see
Isabelle Walker. She is the little girl
that caused so much talk around
Mt. Zion church last year and was
carired to Watts Hospital in Dur
ham, and later to Gastonia.
The authorities at the N. C. Or
thopedic Hospital say that Isabel is,
steadily improving. There has been
a decided improvement in her since
I-saw her last Christmas. It will
take a long time but the nurses say
she will be able to walk again. If
any one wants to help her. send any
money, etc., to me and I will see
that she gets it. She will need
money to buy certain little things
' at the hospital. ? ..
j - - Sincerely,
B. E. Stanfleld.
TOBACCO IS HIGH
I visited the tobacco market Mon
day! at Lake Cit$, S. C- and brought
some samples home with me. It was
selling as high as 85c per pound.
If you have any tobacco I would
advise you to take out some insur
ance on it. If you want to see these
samples and find out what IJearned
I will be glad to see you. I handle
all kinds of insurance.
Agents: B. B. Knight, G. C. Dav
ldaon. Irving OUriant, H. L. Cooley,
E. N. Jones. >v
KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY
Mrs. J. A. Beam, who has .spent
the summer on the wing, as she
says, from New York to the South
ern states, has returned home and
will be ready to take up her work
at Bethel Hill School when it
opens next week. Bethel Hill is a
great school, but it would not be
complete without Mrs. Beam. '
Barns, Packs Houses, Church
Razed; No Casualties
RAINFALL SETS RECORD
Durham. Aug. 29? Reaching
alarming proportions, a late sum-1
mer rain, hall and wind storm struck.
Durham and the northeastern sec
tion of the county yesterday morn
ing at 9:10 o'clock and raged In
cessantly for 50 minutes, leaving In'
Its wake damage that will run Into
thousands of dollars.
The heavy rain and wind not on
ly leveled com and tobacco ' fields
throughout the county, but demol-1
ished the Roberson's Grove Church
and pack houses and tobacco bams
In that vicinity.
The elements combined simultan
eously to give Durham county one
of Its worst storms In several years.
1 Some people said the rain assumed
I cloudburst proportions. j
The city escaped the full foroe of
the storm, vut was delu ged by a
cloudburst which Jammed storm
sewers, caved In sidewalks and
flooded the lowlands.
John Suggs; weather statistician,
reported the rainfall measured 1.95
Inches In less than 80 minutes, the
| heaviest In the history of the city
water department. Total precipita
tion for the 50 minutes was 2.27,
which also Is considered *a new
SUNDAY, SEP. 2
Ca-Vel Nine AnA^ Durham Bulls
Will Play First Gmm Sunday
Beginning next Sunday Ca-Vel
and the Durham Bulls will meet at
El Toro Park in Durham in the
first of a five game series for the
championship of the Central State
League. They will alternate, the
first game being played in .Durham
on Sunday and the second being
played here on the following Satur
day and so on, until the series is
ended. All Saturday games will be
played on the Ca-Vel field and all
Sunday games will be played at El
Toro Park in Durham.
Ca-Vel will meet Thomas-Quickel
on the Jalong field .Saturday after
noon September 1, at 3:30 P. M.(
please note that they will meet on
the field at Jalong.
Prominent Farmer Of Rose
ville Died Friday After A
Stroke Of Paralysis
Mr. Will Wrenn, prominent far
mer of the Roseville community,
died last Friday afternoon about
6:00 following a stroke of paraly
sis suffered earlier in the day. Mr.
Wrenn was first stricken last April
and for a long time he was criti
cally ill. After spending some time
in bed, he rallied and had been
able to be up until the stroke Fri
day. He had been well enough ear
lier in the week to come to town
and attend to some of his affairs,
Funeral services were conducted
from the home oh Saturday after
noon at 3:30. His pastor, Rev. R. E.
Pittman of the Brooksdale church
of which Mr. Wrenn had been a
faithful and consistent member
yractically all his life, conducted
the services, and he was assisted
by Rev. E. B. Craven of the Person
Circuit. The choir of his church,
assisted by some others, sang sev
eral of his favorite selections dur
ing the service. Pall?bearers were:
Messrs. Dameron Long, Jr.. Ralph
I. Long. J. A. Hamlin, R. E Crump
ton, Alex Wrenn, and R. M. Jack
son. Honorary Pall?bearers were:
Messrs. J. H. Foushee, J. T. Glenn,
A. J Harris, D. S. Ihng. W. .T.
Carver, and D. 8. Brooks.
The floral?bearers were: May
Wrenn, Elbert Wrenn, Maxie
Wrenn, Junior Wrenn, Helen
Wrenn, Sue Phelps. Elizabeth
Wrenn. E. T. Wrenn. Ruby Rim
mer, Foy Rimmer, Vera Rimmer,
Lois Hamlin, Eleanor Hamlin. Ira
Pleasants, and Ethel Pleasants.
Mr. Wrenn is survived by seven
children, four sons and three dau
ghters. They are: Weldon. Estee.
Vance and Boone Wrenn, Mrs. S.
T. Wrenn. and Miss May Llcryd
Wrenn pf Roxboro R. 1., and Mrs.
E. E. Phelps of Hurdle Mills, R. 2.
immediately ^following the fun
eral burial was made In the Wrenn
ON THE UPGRADE
Greensboro, Aug. 38.?Edwin B.
Jecress. chairman of the State
Highwav arid Public Works Commis
sion at St. Leo's Hospital; since noon
Sunday as a result of- a stroke of
paralysis which he sustained Sun
day morning was "on the upgrade"
About noen-todav a decline In
the condition of Mr. Jeffress was
observed, but late In the day he
rallied perceptibly and tonight mem
bers of the family and friends were
Dr. C. C. Coleman and Dr. Free
man. specialists, of Richmond. Va.,
arrived In the city today and they
have been in consultation with Dr.
Ralph E. Dees and Dr. Rigdon O.
Lees, attending physicians^ at St.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Perkins an-l
nounces the birth of a son, Benja
min David, born on Friday, Au
gust 34th, Weighing eight pounds.
Mother and baby both getting on
The Home Culture of Rosea, Ex
tension Circular 300; may be obtain
ed free of charge from State College
by addressing a card to the Agri
Many Beautiful Girls Pre
sented In American Legion
Pageant Held Here
The American Legion, In collobo
ration with various business houses
of Roxboro, and under the direction
of Mrs. Wallace Harris, presented
last Thursday night at the Palace
Theatre a Beauty Pageant to select
"Miss Roxboro" to represent the
Lester Blackwell Post of the Amer
ican Legion in the state-wide beauty j
contest to be held in Greensboro i
the first of this week at the State
Convention. Twenty-seven of the i
town and county's most beautiful
girls were presented in the elimina
tion contest. The judges had a most
difficult task in picking one out ofj
that group as the most beautiful,
but after a close race Miss Mary
Elizabeth Sanders, eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Sanders of this
city, was selected as the winner and
decorated as "Miss Roxboro."
Those who partlcijiated were: I
Misses Mary Sue Whitt, Marie Spen
cer, Ida Winstead, Evelyn Mitchell,
Anette Cushwa, Hazel Berry. Chris
tine Long, Katherine Winstead,
Mary Elizabeth Sanders, Helen Mor
ton. Rachel Bradsher, Luna Day,
Ernestine Wilkerson, Winnie Wil
burn, Dorothy Riley, Nell Wagstaff,
Elizabeth Pillliam, Mildred Woody,
Helen Wagstaff, Suzanne Winstead,
Rose Ellen Woods, Margaret Han
nah Critcher, Annie Long Bradsher,
Lucille Long, and Virginia Whltten,
and Mrs. Louise Walker and Mrs.
Phyllis Walker. Miss Mary Worley
of Raleigh, special dancer, present
ed several number in tap and toe
PRICES FOR GOOD E
HIGHER FOR DAY;
Deliveries For The Day Heav
ier On Markets In Eastern
AVERAGE IS PLEASING
Raleigh, Aug 28.?Prices for the
better grades of tobacco were repor- 1
ted> slightly higher today on eastern
Deliveries were heavier, most of
the markets receiving the largest
quantity since' the season opened.;
Around 800,000 pounds were of- i
fered at Wilson and about 600,000
pounds at Rocky Mount. Each re
ported some improvement in prices, |
but at Wilson change in the av
erage price paid was looked for as
the general quality of the offerings
The average at Rocky Mount
reached a new high for the season
yesterday when 406,498 pounds were
sold at an average of $28.55 a hun
Rain No Damper
Wendell, Aug. 28?Darkened skies
and rain that fell almost steadily
ali morning failed-to cast much of
a damper on the spirits of farmers
selling their tobacco in the three
warehouses here today.
Around 75,000 pounds of tobacco
was pn the floor and it appeared
that Monday's average of $27.77 per
hundred pounds for the 102,570
pounds sold would be equalled or
No Tag Turned
Smlthfleld, Aug 28.?Upwards of
125,000 pounds of tobacco was on
the floors of the warehouses here
today and indications were prices
would equal those of yesterday
when the "veed sold from $10 to $50
per hundred pounds, for an aver
age of $28.40.
Sales yesterday totalled 153.480
pounds and it was said not a single
tag was turned. -
No rain fell here during the
morning and there was much ac
tivity in evidence at the three
Modern Dwelltn*. Fire rooms,
bath and |MH?. Duktble
PROMI N E N T
DIE IN CRASH
Car In Which "They Were Riding
Sideswipes Big Moving Van, Re
sulting In Instant Death
Henderson, Aug- 24.?Cameron C.
Henderson, Oxford department store
manager, and Henry B. Cooper, of
Oxford, son of a prominent Hender
son family, were Instantly killed
near here last night when their car
and a motor lines van sideswiped,
overturning the larger machine
against a fill.
Cooper was a son-in-law of J. :
Bailey Owen, banker and retired
capitalist of Henderson. His com
panion was manager of the Leggett
department store at Oxford. Both
were about 30 years old. ,
Cooper, owner of the Cooper Ford ,
company at Oxford, is survived by
his widow and a'small son. I
(Mr. Cooper was also owner of
the Roxboro Motor Co. of Roxboro, ;
and, was well known here.?Ed.) ,
STILL IN DANGER
Doctors Say Boy With Infect
ed Leg Has Even Chance
To Survive Poison ,
Fort Payne, Ala., Aug. 28.?Wal
lace Doyle Shiarp, Jr., denied medi
can treatment for a badly-infected
leg for two weeks because of his_
family's Holiness faith in the heal
ing power of prayer alone, smiled
weakly and played with his marbles
tonight as he continued* a stubborn
fight for his life.
Dr. W. T. Miller said the pale,
thin, 8-year-old lad was doing "as
well as could be expected "under the
circumstance" following an opera
tion in which pus was drained frcm
the infected leg last night.
The boy's family, reluctantly
agreed to the operation^ Dr. Mil
ler and Dr. A. W'Rawls, Gadsden
surgeon, after Circuit'Jfadge A. E.
Hawkins had threspned (murder
prosecution if Wallace Doyle should
die from lack of medical attention.
Into Silent Shell.
The family, basking in the light
of publicity with fellow "Holy
Rollers" since aroushd citizens
started proceedings to force medical
attention for the lad, drew into a
silent shell late today.
Newsreel men invaded Fort Payne
but were brusquely' turned away ,by
the father of the sick lad, Doyle
Sharp. -29-year-old lumber mi 11
worker. Newspapermen visited the
home with Dr. Miller today, but
were denied admittance later. " ],'
"Grandma" Pearl Sharp barred
the door and said""no more news
papermen. And-1 Won't answer your
questions because .you'll Just put
lies in the papers." _,
The boy cried and complained of
"my sore leg" when Dr. Miller dress
ed it today.. His fever had receded
to 99 degrees. He appeared listless;
and his only activity was playing
with a sack of marbls as he lay on
his back in bed.
The overall-dressed father sat on
his son's bed.
"We've both been counting these
marbles all day and haven t counted
the same number yet," he smiled.
WELL BABY CLINICr
One of the Interesting works
done In connection with the health
department Is the Well Baby clinic
at High Plains school conducted the
last Friday in each month. These
mothers are particularly Interested
in their babies and this course, of
study appeals to them in every way.
We are proud of our clinic.
Friday of this-week at i p. m.
will be the clinic hour.
?Ruth M. O'Briant.
Return From Georgia
Mr. and-Mrs. H. W. WInstead have :
returned frem Tifton, Qa? where
Mr. Wlnstead has been engaged in I,
thrf tobacco business during the ,
The Sunday school class of which i
K. L. Street is teacher, enjoyed a <
brunswlck stew at Mr. Street's home ,
on Friday'night. The affair was at- |
tended by more than 40 guests and
' Monday, September 3, Labor* Day. i
Is a legal holiday on the banking i
calendar. The Peoples Bank will <
observe this holiday and will not be i
open for business on that day. n
Seven Criminally Insane
Break From Hospital
rhre? New Nembers Welcomed By
Robert P. Barns; Program In
Charge Of Mr. Carrier
summer policy of meeting in the
various communities of the county
last Monday night when it met with
the ladies of Oak Gfrove Church.
Under "the spreading oaks of the
church lawn the ladies had prepar
ed a very bountiful supper, to which
the members and guests did full
benefit. After the supper President
Baxter Mangum called on Robert
Burns to say a few words of wol- \
come to the new members, Messrs.
Joe Parrel], William Warren, and
rhomas Hamilton. Mr. Burns talk
ed interestingly to them and to the
ethers for a few minutes cm the
Ideals of Kiwanis. its motto, and
what the local club was trying to do
to build Roxboro and Person Coun
ty into a great center of industrial
ind agricultural activity. President!
Mangum also added his words of
welcome to the new members .after
which he turned the program over
:o George Currier who said that al
though he had become accustomed
to welcoming "twins'' it was quite
jeyond him to greet "triplets." Miss
Mxna. Belle Crowder, in a few well
chosen-words expressed thanks to
the club for coming and also appre-1
nation for what it was trying to do:
n building up the town and coun- |
;y. Several visitors were present;j
the club is alwrys glad to welcome j
visitors to its meetings.
The Tuxedo Billiard Parlor, which
has been located in the Walker
building on North Main Street, has
moved into new quarters -in, the
basement of Wilburn and Satter
Beld's. The building is mot quite
completed, and the billiard parlor
will be ready for business in about
Mr. Eddie Hill, who will be
pleasantly remembered by many
here, spent the week-end .with
friends in Roxboro. Mr. Hill was
for several years secretary and'
treasurer of the A. T. Baker Com- j
pany, now the Oqllins and Aikman
bcrp., and "he and his good wife |
were active in the business, reli
gious and social life of our town.1
They are now making their home
in La Prance, S. C.
PICK MISS COBB
Morganton Newspaper Wo
man Is Chosen By Demo
cratic State Body
Raleigh, N. C. Aug. 28?Beatrice
Cobb. Marganton newspaper wo
man is North Carolina's new Demo-!
cratio national committee-wbman. j
Miss Cobb was elected on the'
third ballot last night by the state
executive committee, from- a field!
of four candidates. The contest;
was between her anl Mrs. Marshall,
Williams of Faison after the second
The final -vote was: Miss Cobb,
38; Mrs. Williams, 58.
Mrs. E. L. McKee of Sylva re
ceived five votes on the first bal
lot. Mary Henderson "of - Chapel
Hill received 36 votes on the first
ballot and 31 on the second, when
her name was withdrawn.
Miss Cobb succeeds Mrs. T. Pal
mer jerman, of Raleigh, who resig
The committee again selected J.
Wallace Winborne, of Marion, as its
Miss Cobb has served for the past
12 years as secretary of the North
Carolina Press association and was
i delegate to the put three na
tional Democratic conventions. 1
Governor Ehflnghaus, addressing
he committee, briefly, said his ad
ministration Is striving to give the
date "a frugal, an honest and an
efficient conduct of governmental
tffalrs and to provide for the citl
genship of "North Carolina a falr(
leal at the hands of those dealing
with the dtiaenshlp in public utili
ties and other ways. -
State Hospital Inmates Over
power Guards, Take Keys
And Unlock Doors
MURDERER IN GROUP
Raleigh, Aug. 29.?Seven men who
overpowered two guards on the crim
inlaly Insane ward at the State Hos
pital shortly after midnight th's
morning were still at large at 2:30
this morning despite or. widespread
search instituted by. Raleigh police
for the escapees.
The alarm went out over the po
Best known of the escapees was
Ed Deaver. Columbus county man
who killed an aged white man of
that section following an argument
ov^r a watermelon. Deaver, senten
ced to death, was saved from the
death chair on grounds that he
was insane. His sentence was com
muted to life imprisonment.
Take Gaurds Keys.
The two guards were not injured.
The seven men who overpowered
them took tlteir keys and escaped
through opened doors.
Dr. J. W. Ashby. superintendent
of the hospital, said he did not be
lieve there was much chance of
danger from the men. "These crim
inally insane men are rather over
rated so far as danger is concern
ed," he said. "I do not want any
one to get the idea that they are
running around likely to tear things
Only once before since the crimi
nally Insane ward was constructed
more than eight years ago have any
prisoners escaped from it. Dr. Ash
by said. At that time they got on
the roof and slid to the ground by
drain pipes. Deaver's criminal re
cord was the only one available last
night. Descriptions of the men were
not available immediately.
ROTARY MET AT"
MILL CREEK CH.
The Roxboro Rotary clrb held its
meetig last Thursday night at the
Mill Creek Baptist church. The ladies
of that csurch served the Rotarians
and their guests with a most enjoy
able picnic supper.
Mr. Claude Hall had charge of the
program for the evining. He called
on Mr. Gordon Hunter, who made
a most interesting talk on the his
tory of the raising of flue cured to
bacco in North Carolina. He also
pointed out a number of reasons
why the people of Person County
should market their tobacco at the
Roxboro tobacco - market. Other
members of the Rotary cdub made
short talks, each expressing a hope
that the club would get another in
vitation to Mill Creek Baptist
church. * ,
Mr. X. T. Stanfleld; who lives on
the Roxboro-Leasburg highway, had
the misfortune Monday to lose a
curing of tobacco by Are. tt la
thought that the fire originated
when someone fired the flue of the
barn to a too great heat, causing
the bam Itself to catch and be de
stroyed. None of the tobacco was
?saved and the bam burned to the
ground. The local Are truck went
to the scene of the Are, but very
little could be done toward saving
"The lawn party scheduled to be
held by tbt\ ladles of the Missionary
society of the First Baptist Church
of Roxboro has been postponed ow
ing to cool weather. Announcement
will be made later.
Mr j. j. Woody has opened anew
funeral home at his residence on
south Main "Street. He has com
plete new equipment and Is well-'
qualified to serve those who have
need of his services.
Dr. Dewey Bradsher, who under
went an appendicitis operation at
Duke" Hospital several days ago, la
recuperating at his home on Da
rn arr street.
About half the coffee England
consumes comes from the British
India has the second largest
population in the world, with 35J,