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___ _ _ __ _ _ . In Roxboro
?, "No Better Market In The State"
ESTABLISHED 1ISL PERSON COUNTY'S OLDEST AND BEST NEWSPAPER. UNDER SAME MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHIP FOR 5? YEARS.
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VOL. LL ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1934. - NO. 39.
ROXBORO AVERAGE AROUND $32
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More Than 250,000 Pounds
Were On Warehouse Floors
Opening Proves That Roxboro
Is Paying As Much As
SALES WERE BLOCKED
The Roxboro tobacco market
opened yesterday with all four of
the warehouses full of tobacco. Early
Monday afternoon the farmers be
?i coming In with tobacco and
ore night It was known the mar
would be blocked for opening
' The Hyco drew first sale and
promptly at 9 o'elock the hum of
the auctioneer was heard. The Pi
oneer drew second sale., the Plant
ers third sale and the Winstead
drew fourth. Sales continued all
day but night came before reaching
We do not recall such an open
ing, for notwithstanding the large
amount the sales did not lag for a
moment, the buyers being Just as
anxious for the last pile as they
were at the beginning. With 280,000
pounds on the floors it sold for an
average of better than $31.00.
and if there was a dissatisfied farm
er we failed to meet him; many
were surprised at the prices they
received for first primings and tips.
Winstead Warehouse had first
sale this morning and there was no
let up in prices and the fanner
who failed to get a sale yesterday
lost nothing by the deal.
Yesterday's opening proved con
clusively that Roxboro is paying as
much for tobacco as' any market,
and many farmers who have not
been selling on this market for the
past few years were here with their
first load and will make this market
their market?and this Is as It
Showing no Change
Raleigh, Sept. 26.?There was 110
change in the condition of Edwin
B. Jeffress yesterday, according to
a message last night from Memo
rial hospital, Richmond, Va., where
he has been a patient four weeks
today. His blood pressure and pulse
were said to continue to show fluc
tuations and his respiration was
not so good.
Mr. Jeffress, chairman of the state
highway and public works commis
sion, has been unconscious since
suffering an attack at his home in
Irving park on August 26. He under
went a head operation at Memorial
hospital on August 30 and for about
two weeks showed signs of recovery.
Eie past week, howevfer, his con
has been such as to offer no
ATTEND B. & L.
A meeting for this district was
held in Raleigh last Wednesday
night for the purpose of.showing the
advantage to the various . building
and loan associations by Joining in
the housing plaR. It was conducted
by Mr. LaRoque and was presented
as a movie picture. The following
building and loan representative?
from here attended the meeting:
Messrs. R. L. Harris, L. M. Carlton,
J. 8. Walker and J. W. Noell.
This is the last call for Privilege
Taxes. Attend to this now. If yon
are in doubt about the privi
leges see the City Manager. These
taxes are going to be sett tied. It'i
best not to wait.
R. A. Burch, City Mgr.
Sept. 34th, 1932.
Mr. and Mrs. B.' B. Knight and
daughter. Edrel. and Mrs. J. E
Daniel are spending the week tr
Chicago attending the Century ol
Progress They are making the trlj
in Mr. Knight's car.
WANTED?Oood solicitor for
The Courier, regular Job
with good pay to one who
Is willing to hustle. If you
are willing to work every
dky. every week, see or write
' The Courier. Roxboro, N.C.
Percy A. Rockefeller, noted finan
cier and nephew of John D. Rocke
feller. died Tuesday at Doctor's Hos
pital in New York, following an
operation for a stomach ailment
that had given him trouble for the
past two years. Mr. Rockefeller own
ed a large estate, "Overhills," near
Fayetteville, N. C., where he has
spent much of his spare time dur-l
ing the past few years.
ALL RURAL WORK
PROJECTS TO BE
Mrs. O'Berry States Reasons
For Suspending Farm
Due to the seasonal Increase In
farm employment in harvesting and
marketing cotton, tobacco, and other
crops all work projects under the
N. C. E. R. A. in rural sections ol
the State -will be discontinued im
mediately, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry,
State Relief Administrator, an
Mrs. O'Berry said that hundreds
of calls for farm workers have been
made at local relief offices by pri
vate employers during the past
several days indicating the need for
work and direct relief to care for
unemployed farm workers has
The State Administrator said that
all farm workers in the State clas
sified as "employables" will be re
moved from the relief rolls not later
than September 26.
"During the height of the har
vesting season," Mrs. O'Berry said,
"when the need for additional farm
workers is so urgent, the need for
work projects and direct relief to
care for unemployed is reduced to
"With few exceptions, we are sus
pending all work projects In the
rural areas and removing farm la
borers from relief rolls in order that
farmers and others offering private
employment may be assured ade
quate help during the harvesting sea
Work projects to be excepted are
those dealing with the handling of
the 100,000 cattle brought Into the
State from the drought-stricken
areas of the Mid-West and the can
Mrs. O'Berry said the discontin
uance of work projects and the re
moval of employable people from
the relief rolls is it) lfne with the
! Administration's general policy of
"We make every effort to see thai
.; our relief clients return to private
I emplqypient where they may con
' tlnuC* in the work in which thej
have been accustomed to do,, when
the employment Is available. We
believe that employment now b
available to' the large majority ol
? I farm workers On our rolls."
Mrs. O'Berry said that Tellef foi
unemployable people will be contin
ued as usual.
Quarterly water bill will be pay
able next week. Give this attention
If you are in arrears In your watei
account tt is expected that you maki
a generous reduction In the pas
due along with, your current bill
R'A. Burch, City Mgr.
Sept. 24th, 1932.
Besides Congratulations By
Mouth We Received The'
PRAISES OUR LOYALTY
TO THE HOME MARKET
We feel highly elated over our
Tobacco Special which we publish
ed last week. We are especially
proud of the fact that It was a
Person county.-Roxboro edition, and
advertised the Roxboro tobacco
market exclusively. And while we
do not take all of the credit for
the splendid opening yesterday, we
feel that our special issue had
something to do with bringing some
of the tobacco to this market. Of
course, we do not fall to appreciate
tjv? manner in which the merchants
and business men of the town
helped us, making It possible to is
sue such a worthwhile issue, and we
hereby express to them our highest
appreciation for their help.
We are especially proud of the
following letters which speak for
THE PEOPLES BANK
j Roxboro, N. C.
Sept. 21, 1934.
Mr. J. W. Noell, Editor,
Roxboro, N. C.
Dear Mr. Noell:
I wish to congratulate you on
your recent tobacco special edition,
especially the fact that you made
this edition a truly Roxboro paper,
and did not accept advertisements
from our competitive markets.
. .With best wishes, I am.
Yours very truly,
G. C. Hunter.
LEGGETT'S DEPT. STORE
Roxboro, N. C.
Mr. J. W. Noell, Editor,
Sept. J2, 1934.
Dear Mr. Noell:
Just a line as an expression of
our appreciation for the special edi
tion on our'tobacco market for this
season. Speaking for myself and
the tobacco advertising board, we
especially want to congratulate you
on the way you put this edition
With this kind of spirit and co
operation through your papers we
are bound to make Roxboro one of
the leading markets In this section
of the state.
With kind regards, I am,
Very truly yours,
J. D. Mangum. Chairman.
Advertising Tobacco Board.
Washington, D. C.
Dear Brother Noell:* -
I wish to congratulate you and
especially all the citizens In and
about Roxboro upon the excellent
paper you are sending out. This
week's issue is like a metropolitan
John E. Brlggs.
"Prominent merchant and nominee
for member of Board of County
STORE IS NOW OPEN
Located In Building Former
ly Occupied By Farmers
The Roxboro Furniture Company,
which is located in the building for
merly occupied by the Farmers
Hardware Company, opened for
? business the first of this week.with
a complete assortment of furniture.
Mr. Shelton is the manager of this
store, and associated with him will
be Mr. P. H. Shreve. Mr. Howard
Hall of this city, who has had wide
experience in the furniture business,
will also be associated with this
concern. Mr. Hubbard, who has
made his home here for the past
several years, is associated with the
Roxboro Furniture Store. These two
latter men are widely known in their
I respective sections, Mr. Hall having
i been reared here from earliest
childrhood and Mr. Hubbard having
made many friends since he has
been in our midst. The manager,
Mr. Shelton, hails from Durham,
| and Mr. Shreve from Reidsville.
These men, with the others of the
personnel, stand ready to serve the
furniture needs of Roxboro and
The Methodists of Person County
iwill hold a Joint mission study and
jzene meeting at Brooksdale church
on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The meeting
opens at 9:45 in the morning and
continues into the afternoon. Our
i fall study is "Suzuki Looks at Ja
pan." Mrs. Gates, our conference
I president, and Mrs. Hillman of Dur
ham, an outstanding missionary
worker, will be with us.
j We are having an interesting pro
gram throughout the day, and all
the women of the churches are tn
I vited to come. Everyone is expect
ed to bring a light lunch. Come to
RESIGNS AS CHIEF
OF RECOVERY UNIT
Roosevelt Accepts. Resigns
tion Of Dynamic Adminis
trator of NRA Codes
JOHNSON TO LEAVE
SERVICE OCTOBER 15
Hvde Park, N. Y? Sept. 25,-The
loS-expected resignation of Recov
ery Administrator Hugh S.
cajne late today, and was accepted
Immediately by President Roosevelt.
The resignation will become
fectlve October 15. For the present
th president has no other Job for
the recovery adnxinistrator whoh^
served 15 months under the New
Seafand whose work created the
Blue Eagle of the NRA.
The resignation came in the fOTm
of a letter to the President and was
<.-rented hv Mr. Roosevelt in an
other letter which comPu??n^_
johnson on his hard work and as
sured the NRA chieftain of <*>n
Wi - -?
Johnson was far from the n
(Continued on page four) _ ^
I CLOSED SUNDAY
The series of meetings which
ha^e been held in the First BapUrt
ch^ch here during the P^ ^ek
by Dr. Walter N. Johnson closed
wUh the Sunday night service.
meetings were of an inspira
tional character and have left a
deep impression on the people *
had the pleasure of hearing them.
Dr Johnson is a deep thinker. con
i servative but positive * ***?*?
ments, and no one could listen to
I them from day to day without be^
ing impressed with him as
Dr. Johnson left Monday morning
for His home in Mars H1B andfrom
there will go to Jesup. O^ jhere
he will deliver a series along the
\ AS FIELD MEN
Messrs R. a. Bullock and K. L.
street have been appointed field
nen for the tobacco association, and
ire stationed on the Roxboro mar
Wt. Both of these gentlemen ate
tended a session fpr totrurtlon
Raleigh and entered upon their du
ties yesterday morning.
The Garden club will meet Fri
dayIt 3 p. m. in the Woman's club
room Every member is requested
to bring a vase and a few cut flow
?s subject for the afternoon:
WILL CHARGE HAUPTMANN WITH
MURDER OF LINDBERGHS' CHILD
MR. E. T. FLOYD
Mr. E. T. Floyd, who has charge
of the tobacco program In the State
of North Carolina, spoke Friday
afternoon, discussing the matter of
the allotment of pounds made for
this i county. While this selling pro
position is a mystery to many. Mr.
Floyd made It Just as plain as it
could well be presented.
IN ATLANTIC CITY
Dr. B. E. Love left Tuesday after
noon tat Atlantic City, N. J., to at
tend a meeting of the surgeons of
the Norfolk and Western Railway.
Mrs W. J. Winstead Is confined
to Watts hospital where she went
last Friday for an examination. It
is expected that she will return
home In a few days.
Jersey Officials Prepare Ac
cusations as Bronx Extor
tion Case Develops
BOTH RUSH EFFORTS
TO TRY HAUPTMANN
New York, 8ept. 24.?The murder
and kidnapping of Baby Charles
Lindbergh will be charged against
Bruno Richard Hauptmann, New
Jersey officials said today as a
Bronx county grantLpjry 'consider
ed an indictment charging the alien
with extorting $50,000 ransom fruit- !
lessly paid by the noted flier for his '
A? the two states rushed their ef
forts to bring Hauptmann to trial,
his attorney. James M. Fawcett, de
clared he had "Information which.
If true, would 'split the case wide
open.'" He did not give any de
j ' Attorney Oenerar David T. Wll
(ents, of New Jetvy, said the extra
dition proceedings 'against Haupt
(Continued on page four)
In New Position
Mr. Clarence Holeman. who for
the past eighteen months has been
a deputy sheriff of this county, has
accepted a position with Long,
Bradsher Hardware Company. His
many friends will find him there
from now on.
The local chapters of Davidson
College's nine national social fra
ternities Issued bids this week to
117 new men, 110 of which were
members of the freshmen class.
Mr. W. H. Harris of Roxboro tlras
pledged to the Kappa Alpa.
IN NEW HOME
Dr. H. M. Beam and family have
moved Into their beautlfulnew brick
bungalow on Lamarr street. There
are a number of handsome homes
on this residential street, but none
more modern than this new hahie.
Contract Signers Can
Not Sell Surplus Tobacco
HUGH S. JOHNSON
AND GUESTS HEAR
Kiwanis Club Entertains The
Rotarians, Tobacco Men,
The Kiwanis Club of this city
met Monday night in the basement
of the Methodist Church with the
ladies of the church serying a de
lightful three course dinner to
about seventy-five members and
guests. Following the dinner the
presiding officer. President Mangum,
made one or two announcements
concerning the affairs of the club.
He then introduced J. 8. Merritt.
who in a fitting manner, bade a
cordial welcome to all the guests oT
the club. Mr. Luther M. Carlton*!
presented the speaker of the even
ing to those assembled, stating that
Frank Hancock needed no intro
duction to the citizens of Roxboro
and Person County. Mr. Hancock
delivered an address to his hearers j
that, to put it In some one's words
who heard him, "all America should
have heard." It was peither a de
fense of the administration, nor was
it an indictment of the policies of
former administrations, but It was
woven with the strands df encour
agement, and knit together with
the soundness of the foundations of
the "New Deal." Mr. Hancock de
clared that the new deal was here
to stay, because the old order of
things wherein the concern was
for tile- Individual had changed to
the new whereby every man begins
to think in terms of his neighbor.
He stated in the beginning that he
was not making a political speech,
and no one thought that he was,
but he spoke honestly, fearlessly,
and with the weight of conviction
about all the affairs of the govern
ment. giving to his hearers a better
prospective as to what is taking
place. His splendid address was
thoroughly enjoyed by all present.
AT LONG MEMOR.
CHURCH OCT. 7
On Sunday, October 7, will begin
the annual meeting of special evan
gelistic services at Long Memorial
Church. The pastor. Rev. J. F.
Herbert has been very fortunate in
securing his friend, Rev. F. 8. Love,
Presiding Elder of the Raleigh dis
trict, N. C. conference, to preach
for these special services.
The services will continue for ten
days or two weeks. Special services
of prayer for the blessing of Ood
upon these meeting will be held each
day of the week preceding the re
Messrs. T. O. Gentry, T. B. Davis,
H. B. Davis and Miss 101a Gentry
spent the week-end with Mr. J. H. I
Davis of Sultland. Md. They also i
visited the Capitol, Baltimore, and
other points of interest.
Can Not Sell Trash Or Scrap
Tobacco At Barn Unless
Entered On Card
IF IN DOUBT, BRING CARD
AND BILLS TO CO. AGENT
By If. K. Sanders
Some of the contract signers are
laboring under the Impression that
after their allotment is sold they
can sell whatever surplus tobacco
they have on hand by paying the
tax. This is a mistaken idea.
Contract signers who produce in*
excess of their allotment have the
privilege of securing cards from
their friends and using whatever
unsold pounds remain on these
cards. If cards cannot be obtain
ed from contracting signers here
at home, you may order cards from
the Georgia farmers, through this
office, at 5c per pound.
The government requires that if
anv contract signer sells tobacco
and pays the tax, that he must can
pel his contract, return his rental
check, and pay tax on all tobacco
sold from the farm. , v
Contract signers cannot sell trash
cr scrap tobacco at their barns un
less this tobacco is entered on the
allotment cards. If a contract
Signer wishes to sell any trash to
aacco, it is the better plan to take
t to a warehouse and sell it there,
and let the number of pounds be
rntered on your allotment card If
any contract Signer sells scrap to
Jacco and does not have it entered
>n h:s card, he will have to forfeit
-lis contract, return his rental check,
and pay the tax on his whole crop!
If anyone hgs not returned his
marketing card with tenant's signa
ture, he is urged to get it into this
office just as soon as possible, as it
s needed for filing the tax warrants
or each and every sale of tobacco.
On the marketing and allotment
:ards you will find 80% of your
pounds. The Washington office re
tires that this 80% be put on
hese cards, if you have good to
pacco left on hand, -after yoo have
told your 70% allotment, and you
think tfie market price for_ that to
?cco is good at that time, then it
vTH pay you to sell up to 80%;
Jtherwise, it will not. If you can
lot work out your own problem,
satisfactory to yourself, bring your
allotment cards and your warehouse
Jills to the office and we will help
rou to determine the difference in
four 70% and 80% allotment, and
-he 12*4% adjustment payment and
the 8% adjustment payment.
Taking 80% in pounds does not
iffect the rental check, it simply
reduces the adjustment payment
which is made on your warehouse
receipts after you return your al
lotment cardf to Washington.
Ifr a card should be lost, the
Jwner should notify this office im
mediately, an' we will take the
proper steps to help you.
Own Club Meeting
Our next corn club meeting will
Je held Saturday afternoon, Sept.
at 3 P. M , in the Farmers Room
The first week in October will be
the week that club boys will have to
select 11 ears of corn to take to
she State Fair. At the meeting
Saturday afternoon we will study
ww to select the best ears of torn.
Each boy will bring to this meet
ng five of the best ears of corn he
pan find in his r ere.
A FINE SALE,
$1.00 A POUND
Mr. O. C. Gravltt made a sale
which of course, he was wonderfully
pleased with on the. opening days
uere. It has been a long time since
tobacco brought 81.00 a pound, but
that is what Mr. Oravltt received
for a pile yesterday. He sold a
.mall load at the Hyco which aver
ted 845.12; and naturally he will
pe one who will boost this market.
Dear Mr. Editor;
There was an error in the piece
you published for me in your last
issue. jft was printed, "Another
pase of majority rule." when it
should have been "Another case of
minority rule." Please, oorrect the
mistake, and oblige.
Tour old friend,