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VOL. LI. ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1934. NO. 36.
Textile Warfare Takes
'. - . ? -
Violent Turn As Hopes
For Peace Are Revived
Mill Boors Are Broken Open(
At Gastonia, Power Shut
Off And Textile Machinery
SHELBY MAN STABBED
IN ROW AT SPINDALE
AS WALKOUT SPREADS I
Charlotte, Sept. 4.?Violence flared
today and more was threatened as
adherents of the United Textile
Workers of America sought to ex
tend the general strike Into every
.them cotton mill.
Carolinas leaders, their battle to
close every mill half won, showed
the way as automobile caravans of
strikers roared through the country
sides, shutting down mill after mill
through persuasion or weight of
Eighty thousand of the approxi
mately 160,000 workers in the two
states watched the battle or turned
In themselves to aid organized pic
kets. Approximately 250 cotton tex
tile and silk mills were closed, with
a similar number operating.
Georgia also experienced disorder
as the union, turning to with a will
after the Labor Day lay-off, began
its shutdown in that state. Workers
in the Macon and Portqpdale plants
of the Bibb Mahufadfeftng Corn
pay stopped automobiles of office
workers, and at Porterdale a crowd
of women and children halted a
train until they were swept aside
by Are hose.
Georgia returns Indicated, 21,000
of the stateSs approximately 55,000
workers had joined the movement.
Reports from Birmingham and
other Alabama mill centers said a
third of that states active workers
wesre now idle. Fifteen thousand
were reported out. The state's esti
mated cotton textile employment is
From Knoxville, Tenn., came re
ports of thin picket lines and no
disorders. So far as could be learn
ed, the strike was only slightly felt'
"Business as usual" was the order
of the day at Danville, largest Vir-j
glnia textile center.
In most cases the appearance of
the Carolina "Flying Squadrons"
was peaceful, but In the Gastonia i
area doors were broken open at'
some mills, power shut off and ma
chines unbelted as workers were or
dered from their frames.
Plan To Close Chains Today.
The "Flying Squadrons" ranged
In number from 200 to 1,000 men.
Many mills closed at their mere ap
proach "until further notice." Many
workers walked out at the persua
sion of squadron leaders, and some
of them Joined the squadrons. Strike
leaders predicted one large squad-)
ron, operating In the Gastonia area,
would number 4,000 by night, and.
said the squadrons would be suffi
ciently organized by tomorrow to
allow force-outs in plants of the
giant cannon and Springs Manu
These chains, largely employing
non-union operatives, have contin
ued to run almost without molesta
tion 'since the walkouts started yes
terday morning. One small Cannon
unit at Salisbury was closed along1
with all other mills in that center.
The Cannon chain, with all of its!
units save one In North Carolina,1
(Continued on page eight)
Rev. Thomas Hamilton Is attend
ing the meeting of the Senate of the
Presbyterian Church In Davidson
Home From Vacation
Mr. R. L. Harris, who has been
spending his vacation In and
around Moorehead City, has re
Opens The 11th
Ca-Vel school will open Tuesday
'September lltlvat 8:30 a. m. All
.pupils are urged' to be present on
the day of opening.
Mrs. Elisabeth Noell MastenUn
derwent an appendicitis operation
at Watts hospital last Thursday.
The operation was entirely success
ful and she expects to return home
the later part of this week.
IT PAYS TO SMILE
NEW YORK . . . Miss Mildred
Smith, above, was living quietly In
her home town of Wilbur, Wash.,
population 700, one year ago. . . .
Today she Is here to pose for artist.
"McClelland Barclay, with her lovli
est "Queen of Dental Charm" smile,
the title she won over 25,000 other
State Board Officials Find No
- Evidence Of Illegality Of
Clerk of Court Election
Raleigh, Aug.. 30.?Raymond C.
Maxwell, secretary of the state
board of elections, which meets
here tomorrow night, declared today
that he had found no evidence of
illegality in the nomination of Miss
Sue C. Bradsher over C. L. Brooks,
incumbent, for clerk of court in
, The official count in the primary
gave Miss Bradsher three more vo
tes than her opponent who asked
for a recount. Mr. Maxwell said
that he re-canvassed the votes and
counted a lead of eight ballots for
"I never saw a fairer primary,"
was Mr.Maxwell's comment. The
election board had been asked to
(The above was handed us by a
friend of Miss Bradsher, with the
request that we publish same. The
state board of-Selections will peet
here on September 12th for further
investigation and will probably de
clare a nomination.?Ed.)
Meet's' of Town Board
To Consider Budget
For Current Year, Etc.
Notice is given that the Board of
Commissioners of Roxboro wtl\ meet
at the City Hall at 7:30 P. M., Fri
day evening, September 7, 1934, to
consider the adoption of the annual
budget for the fiscal year 1934M936;
to consider the adoption of an an
nual appropriation ordinance, and
an ordinance levying ad valorem
tax for said year.
All persons who may be Interest
ed are Invited to be present.
R. B. Dawes. Mayor.
According to a ruling passed by
the Board of Trustees'of the Rox
boro Schools, children living east
of the Norfolk and Western railway
and In" the area bounded on the
north by a line extended east from
the Harvey Redrylng plant and on
the south by a line extending east
from the railroad crossing near
Jesse B. Davis's home, said area
extending to the top of the ridge
east of the school building will be
required to attend the East Roxboro
school through the first four gra
This action Is necessary because
of the overcrowded condition In the
Central School building.
a. C. Davidson, ,
? Prln. Roxboro Schools.
Tobacco Edition \
Owing to unavoidable delays
in cuts and some other diffi
culties It will be Impossible
for us to come out with our,
j Tobacco Special next week, it
will appear on September 19tto
1934, and If any merchants has
failed to arrange for space In
thia valuable Issue he has made
a most grievous mistake. it
will go Into the home of every
?citizen of the county and will
be a real booster for the Rox
boro Tobacco Market!
Phone 39 and our advertising
man will call and arrange for
copy of your advertisement
Dont put it off any longer
MR. JEFFRESS IS
Hr."?d A flood Night And Appears
To Be Making Continued Progress
The condition of Edwin B Jef
*ress? chairman of the state high
way and public works commission
was reported last night to be show
ing continued improvement at Me
morial hospital, Richmond, Va
where he underwent a serious oper
."tnw^.remOVai 0f a head tumor
Mrs. Jeflfress, who is In Richmond
telephoned the Dally News that Mr
?-?r6SS Spent a g00<1 niRht Monday
andseemed to be making continued
progress. His condition was said to
be as good as could be expected
under the cricumstances. He con
tinues unconscious, a condition
' j," wh?n ** suffered an
attack in his home in Irving Park
Sunday, August 26.
Can You Afford
The Risk Of Fire
.?ext few weeks will be the
critical time in the harvesting 0f
your tobacco crop Prices give every
promise of being high this year Are
you willing to take the chance ?
losing an entire year's work? Can
rhL ,d to 018 Possible
chance of someone setting your
packbarn on fire through careless
ness, just when you think that you
are all set for the market? Our
nwes of insurance on ?'packbarns
are reasonable and you will feel so
much safer If you know that eyerv
posrib1 lUty Of losing your years
work has been taken care of. Don't
? Successor to
Satterfield Insurance Agency
E. G. Thomp'ton, w. G. Janus ve
R. Jones. '
County Relief Fun<l
The relief allotment for Person
County for the month of Septem
ber has been reduced $2000. This is
in keeping with a generla reduc
tion throughout the state. How
ever the relief will carry on. al
though it may mean that some of
the work will have to be curtailed,
and it does mean that there will be
no funds available to help school
children for this month. If there
is any one who has^ discarded clo
thes that they would like to pass
on to the relief office 'to supple
ment them in their work, such do
nations would be appreciated.
Improvements At The
Thcmas Drug Store
Dr. Phillip Thomas, owner of
Thomas Drug Store, has been mak
ing some big improvements in his
store. The inside has been newly
painted and the furniture rearran
ged. making the store decidedly at
? TJie following tobacconists were
home for the past week end: Mr.
R. B. Smith of Palrmont, Messrs.
J. J. Hsmbrlck and Wallace Harris
of Whlteville, Messrs Henry Wal
ker and Robert Lunsford of Lum
berton, and E. O. Clayton of Rocky
Tobacco Barn Burned
Mr. 8. B Woody of iefebure, had
the misfortune Priday night to
lose a barn of tobacco by fire. It
is unknown Just how the fire star
ted but none of the tobacco was
saved and the barn burned to the
WILL OPEN SEPT. 13
Ca-Vel And Longhurst Units
May Open Between The
10th And 13th
GIVE TEACHERS' NAMES
The Roxboro schools will open
on Thursday morning. September
13th, at 8:30 o'clock. Possible ex
ceptions are Cavel and Longhurst
units, which may open between the
10th and 13th of "September.
. Those schools have no bus s^r
The teachers assigned to the var
ious buildings are listed below.
Cavel,?Mrs, C. W. Phillips, prin
cipal, Miss Margaret Carlton, Miss
Mabel Montague, Miss Helen Stan
terfield Miss Prankie Wrenn. Long
hurst,?Miss Nell Armistead, prin
cipal. Miss Minnie Allgood. Mrs. J.
W, Montague, Jr., Miss Kathleen
Williams, Mrs. Emery Winstead.
East Roxboro,?Miss Mollle L.
i Whltted, Miss Elizabeth Parley,
Central Grammar,? Miss Inda
i Collins, principal; Mrs. Musette
Montague Bailey, Mrs. Rena Allen
Blalock, Mrs. Irene Goode Bowen,
Miss Marie Garland, Miss Claire
, Harris, Mrs. W.. H. Long, Miss Sue
Merritt, Miss Maude L. Montague,
Miss Carrie Sue Vernon,
i non. Miss Blanche E. Winstead,
Miss Nellie Bird Woods, Mrs. Myr
tice Brooks Woody,
j High School,?G. C. Davidson,
principal; Miss Grace Evelyn
Buchanah, Mrs. Grace Osborne
Clayton, L. J. Davis, L. T. Heffner,
Miss Foy Hester, Miss Texys Mor
ris, Mrs. Mildred S. Nichols, P. B.
Nims, Miss Roxanah Yancey.
Music.?Mrs. Katherine Hatchett
Person County Training School;
High School,?Teachers: J? Tt
Thomas, principal and vocational
teachers; Ross Belle Allen, Mrs.
Alice P. Ford, Hilda H. Hayes, Mat
tie E. Owens. Elementary school:
L. W. Brooks. Mrs. Earle Telley
Brooks, Mrs. Pearl E. Burton, Bea
trice L. Harris, Lucy T. Harris,
Mrs. Flossie Humphrey, Barbara C.
Johnson, Maggie U. Johnson, Ruby
E. Moore, Mrs. Pearl H. Pittmen.
Adams Chapel,?Esther Owens.
County Home.?Mrs. Elsie Satter
field. Lee Clay,?Clarence H, Lythe,
Mrs. Mary Dv C. Harris
DRAW JURY LIST
Aside from attending to routine
matters, the Person county board
of commissioners in regular session
Tuesday morning drew a list of
jurors for the superior court which
convenes here on October 15.
The list follows:
T. P. Noell, C. B. Kirby, Cljrde
WOody. J. A. Burton, Robert Tuck,'
d. B. McBroom, R. M. Allen, A. R.
Crabtree. John W. Oakley, J. D.
Oray, J. Nick Frederick, Cason Mur
ray, L. T. Cozart. O. C. Hawkins. C,
H. McSherry, Charlie Tapp, Joe
Wilkerson, R. E. Barker, H. B. Hor
ton, J. S. Duncan, Thomas O. Gen
try, A. C. Gravltt. Otho Moiue, H.
H. Newell, j: r. Garrett, Ollie Av
eritt, J. T. Blackard, R. H. Gates,
jl. N. Adcock, W. P. Dixon, E. O.
Long. A. L. Bass, Cyphus Yarboro,
J. T. Clayton, W. J. Dean, Oscar
Oakley, B. 8. Glenn, U. W. Lacks,
C O. Long, E. A. Snipes, W. R.
Tllley and J. T. Carver.
The Ca-Vel ball team will meet
the Durham Bulla in the second
dame of the championship series
Saturday afternoon at 3:30._ They
will use ^he Jalong ball park In or
der that they might charge an ad- j
m'.ttancc fee of 25c. The money
saised here will go toward defray
ing the expenses of the ball team
to go to Washington to see the
Yankees and the Senators play on
j September 29 and 30. This being
the championship series it is felt
that 25c is a reasonable charge, be
cause the games will be well worth
Visiters From Florida
Mrs. 8: M. Nettles and son. Mor
gan, of High Springs. Fla.. and
Mrs Eva Knight Cash of Lake City'
8. C., visited Mr. and Mrs B. B.
Knight during the past week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Knight accompanied
them as far as Bennettsvllle, S. C?
on their return trip Sunday, re
turning to their home here Sunday
night. Both Mrs. Nettles and Mrs.
jCash are sisters of Mr. Knight.
GREETING PRESIDENT AT HOME
HYDE PARK, N. Y. . . , President Roosevelt has deserted the Potomac
for the Hudson River's scenic beauty, to sojourn for 30 days at his home
here. Photo shows the President being greeted by a group of children
upon his arrival home.-. . . Executive offices of the "Summer White
House" have been established at Poughkeepsle, N. Y., a short ride
from Hyde Park.
Sidelights Of Big Strike
At Durham Textile Mills
Durham, Sept. 5.?As far as
could be learned^ the only high
official, of the seven textile mills
here to break throjugh the picket
barricades yesterday was Mayor
W. P. Carr, vice-president and
secretary of the Durham Hosiery
The mayor himself, it was said
was denied admittance at first
but finally the pickets gave him
permission to enter for a "little
Tears streamed down the sad
dened face of one official of the
Golden Belt Manufacturing com
pany when his employes, now
pickets, ordered him to stay
avjay from the building.
Durham police are standing
ready for any emergency, hav
ing on hand for instant refer
ence all addresses and telephone
number of local union organ
A motorcade of textile work
ers circled the mill sections of
the city yesterday morning
about 4 o'clock, blowing horns
and flashing lights, to notify the
strikers that it was time for
A non-union electrician at the
Erwin mills In West Durham
sneaked Into the plant at 2
o'clock yesterday morning?and
there he stood until 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, afraid to
venture out again. He finally
came out because he was hun
gry. As he approached the gate,
surrounded by pickets, a union
official was on hand to see to
It that he was signed up.
The pickets at Golden Belt
applauded heartily as union ho
siery workers, not affected by
Olive Hill School
Opens Sept. 13th
Olive Hill School will open Thurs
day September 13th.
The teachers for the year will be
as follows: Miss Lura Satterfleld,
Miss Angle E. Loyless, Mrs. Allen
Hester, Miss Leone Currie, and Miss
Helen W. Graves.
Teachers will run the first week
as they did last year.
Parents and friends are invited
to meet with the school on the
morning of the opening.'
Pack Barn Insurance
Do you realize what several thou
sand pounds of tobacco means to
you? It is a wise thing to cover It. |
nils is the time of all times whenl
you ought to play safe. We write
all kinds of lniurance.Let'us cover j
you for 11000 life insurance and pay
you ?i.OO per day if you are dis
abled. irrespective of cause.
Agents:; B. B. Knight. O. C. David
son. Irving OHrtant, H. L. Cooley
KNIGHTS INSURANCE SKOENCY
Approximately 1,000,000 radios
were sold in England and Wales
the strike, walked through their
lines and went to work. They
also applauded heartily when
the non-union workers were
told to "stay away."
Wits among tlfe large nmnber
of women pickets freely joked
with the policemen on hand, and
even shared their lunch with
some of them.
An Installment collector found
tt very unhealthy in the Erwin
I mill district atmosphere?and
left with his receipt book un
The entire' police" force was
out on duty at 7 o'clock yester
day morning, by order of City
Manager R. W. Flack and Chief
of Police George Proctor.
Several funeral homes of the
city donated canopies for use of
the pickets, which were set up
about the mills to give the strike
a holiday appearance.
Men, women and children car
ried lunch.baskets to the scene
of the picketing, in order that
they might remain throughout
Trains, trucks, automobiles
and the like were not allowed to
enter the mills by the pickets.
And goods on the inside were
not allowed to be exported.
Trainmen and truck drivers
smiled broadly as they were told
to "vamoose," and they readily
recognized the pickets, most of
them being union men them
A holiday spirit prevailed in
every mill section, although an
underlying spirit of determina
tion was apparent.
For Labor Day
The following home folks came
down from Washington. D. C. to
visit relatives and friends over La
bor Day:; Misses Dorothy Thomp
son and Mildred Richmond. Messrs.
William and, James Thomas. Miss
Mary Purchaess also of Washing
ton accompanied Mr. James Thom
as and visited In the home of his1
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
! Thomas over the holidays. Mr
I Hutchinson of Washington, D. C.
'1stted Mr. Gene Thompson during
the week end.
Mr. Cushwa Tender#
Resignation To City
Mr. G. 3. Cushwa. member of
the Town Board, has tendered his
resignation. Mr. Cushwa has been
a member of the board for a npm
ber of years and has, made a most
valuable member. According to the
rules of the board the resignation
will lay on the table for' thirty
days before R can be accepted or
placed on England's annual honey
PEOPLE OF COUNTY
URGED TO CONTINUE
CANNING IN EARNEST
Late Gardens Furnishing
Large Quantity Of Nice
The greater part of the can!ng
of the slimmer has been done flur
ing the past month and September
Is a splendid time for saving' what
the late gardens furnish by can
ning, drying and pickling.
Pine reports of food stuffs that
are being saved for winter use are
coming in from all the communi
ties in the County. Each weflc now,
these reports are exceeding those of
the week before. It Is inery gratifying
to leaders who are promoting this
work to have the splepdid response
and cooperation from the people
they havp gotten this season.
Lets-eontinue.-to work hard at this
job for the next few weeks so that
we can be proud of a'worthwhile
task well done. It is hoped that
the leaders who made this program
possible in Person County can feel
that it has been a very worthwhile
undertaking and that much good
has been realized from it.
Mrs. C. W. Phillips,
Emerg Home Demon. Agent.
H. M. Huderins Dies
. At Rcxbcro Home
H. M. Hudgins, 64-year-old resid
ent of this city, died at his home
in East Roxboro on Friday after
noon at 5:30 o'clock following
a lingering illness. Paralysis was
assigned as the cause of death.
Mr. Hudgins is survived by two
sons, J. T. and C. B. Hudgins; two
daughters, Mrs. Eulie Strange and
Mrs. Bessie Coats; one_ brother, J.
P. Hudgins. and four grandchildren
all of Roxboro. " u
Funeral sendees were conduct
ed Saturday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock from the home here. Elder
Rcy Monk was in charge of the
ceremony, assisted by Rev. B. E. Kel
ley, pastor of the Grace Methodist
church of Roxboro. Interment was
made at the Stories Creek church
Pallbearers were: A. S. Hassan,
J. P. Carver, David Walker. Charles
Carver, J. R. Roberts and Lem Car
A. H. Henderson
Has Narrow Escape
Mr. A. H. Henderson, employed
as a painter by G. B. Masten. was
working on the auditorium of the
Methodist Church here last Thurs
day, when he slipped and fell from
the scaffolding that had been erec
ted in the auditorium. The'audi
torium is high And. as he was
painting among the arches of the
ceiling, he fell about twenty feet to
the floor. Fortunately for him, he
was not hurt beyond a few scrat
ched, although he feU rtgtht In
the midst of ladders, paint and
other paraphnalia. He landed next
to the chancel rail that encloses
the pulpit, and had he hit that, his
injuries might, have proved more
serious. All infill his luck rode with
him in the fall, and his Injuries
New Citizens Here
From New Jersey
Mr. and Mrs. W. Burke Mew
borne, who Yor the past five years
have been living in New Jersey,
have arrived here and are living at
the Satterfield Apartment on South
Main Street. Mr. Newbome will be
connected with the Roxboro Lumber
Company. For the past five years
he has been manager of the Bell
Telephone Company in one of the
New Jersey cities. We gladly wel
come Mr. and Mrs. Mewborne to
our little city and trust they will
make it their permanent home.
Visitors Prom Tory
Mrs. W. L Wright'-and daughter.
Miss Bertha, of Tory. N. C., are
Roxboro visitors, Mrs. Wright visit
ing her sister. '? Mrs. IS. D. Cheek,
and Miss Bertha visiting in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D; W. Led
o ? ?
Misses Elizabeth jdorris and Anna
Wooding Wlnstead docked in New
York City on Tuesday morning and
arrived here this mornlite For
the past ten we^ks they Wave been
touring in Europe. <