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RQXBORO, N. C.
Published Every Wednesday Evening
I. W. NoeU, Editor and Pnblfaher
F. O. Carver, Jr_ Associate Editor
Mrs. Elisabeth NoeU Masted,' Local
and Society Editor
O. R. Taylor, Manager Advertising
and Commercial Printing
H. O. Long, Mechanical Department
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bora, N. C, as second class matter.
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Wednesday, October 3, 1934.
THE COURIER PUB
LISHING CO., INC.
On the first day of this month
The Roxboro Courier made the sec
ond change In ownership since 1884
by incorporating and admitting Mr.
D. R. Taylor, who has purchased an
interest in the business, Mr. Taylor,
Jake, needs no Introduction to our
readers, as he has been connected
with the business as manager of the
mechanical department for the past
ten years. He is a young man of j
exceptionally fine character and has
been an asset to the business, and
we know.hjs friends will be even
more loyal by giving him a larger.
share of business, since he will profit
by their loyalty.
The Courier has labored for the
past fifty years trying to be of ser
vice to the people it served, and
this change is made in the belief
that It will help us to carry on the
good work more successfully.
Gen. Hugh Johnson has been head
of the NRA since its organization,
and while he-jiid not give univer
sal satisfaction every honest reader
has to admit that he made good.
True, he first; made big business
men, which was followed by the
anger of labor, or labor leaders, but
the fact still is apparent that he did
a good job. It was best that he
relinquish the work, for he doubt
less had served his purpose, but the
question arises, what will his suc
cessors do about it? Several,^ three,
we believe, boards have been ap
pointed to take Gen. Johnson's
place, and Mr. S. Clay Williams, of
the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com
pany, comes nearer to taking over
the job than any other, as he will
be the chairman of the business
advisory council of the commerce
In the shake up of NRA the
President has drawn on North Car
alina pretty freely, using two, and
and we want to say we do not be
lieve he could have found more
worthy men to fill these positions
had he searched the entire country,
for they are both men of outstand
ing ability, and fairness. Judge Sta
cey, whq is also chairman of one of
the boards, is a man of wide ex
perience In settling labor troubles,
and Mr. Williams is, we believe one
of the fairest minded of the clan of
big business, and no one will suiter
at his hands.
PRESIDENT S RADIO
Sunday night the President ap
peared before the mike and delivered
an important message to the peo
ple. He said he would stand or fall
on the platform that there could
not be a permanent unemployed
class in the United States, apd he
told capital and labor to get to
gether for a trial period of Indus
trial peace; he assured national
permanency to the New Deal, pledg
ing a fair profit systefn for busi
ness anil proposed a three-way con
tract between himself, Industry and
labor to end bickering and Indus
trial warfare between manufactur
ers and their workers. It was a
great speech and the people have.
faith In him, and we look to him
to yet pull this old. world out of the|
mire and put It on its feet, safe
The Supreme Court has ruled
that there can be no constitutional
election this fall, as such an elec
tion must follow^ the first general
election, and the prohibition elec
tion last year was the first general
election, according to a ruling of
the Court last year. So, the matter
is settled fot the present, but the
next General Assembly will probably
take another try at the matter,' f(fl
it is generally conceded .that the
present constitution is badly out of
date and In much need of repair.
It made little difference wheth?
the election was called off or not,
for it was generally conceded the
new constitution would be defeated.,
But the ruling of the Court
brings up another question, and
that is, do we legally have a treas
urer of North Carolina. The Gover
nor has the power to appoint a
state elective officer to hold only
until the next "general" election,
and Mr. Johnson is holding over on
such an appointment. Now, if the
election' last fall was a "general";
election, then he is not today lag
ally treasurer of North Carolina.
How about it?
If you doubt what the business]
men of this town promised, that is,
that Roxboro market would be
found right up in front with prices
on tobacco this season, come and
see. Just one load will convince the
Some of our friends (?) have
been calling on' us to tell about the
needs for a new school building for
the children In the graded school?
meaning bonds. We are reminded of
I that adage, "Lord, deliver us from
v - IS S U C C E S S
Prices Have Been Strong, With
? Steady Increase, During The
First 12 Days
New York, Oct. 2.?The first 12
days of trading on the newly-form
, ed New York tobacco exchange have
witnessed strong prices in the face
| of bearlshiiess in some other com
: modify futures markets.
The opening transaction on the
, exchange, first organized tobacco
futures market in the world, called
! for delivery of a January contract
at 29 cents a pound, while today's
close for the January option was
32 20 cents, a gain of 3.20 cents in
The average spot price for loose
tobacco, loss of weight and handling
charges not included, for last week
was 26.7 cents a pound and the
price for the same period last year
was 15.5 cents, an analysis by H. A.
Stitch, tobacco economist and bro
The new exchange has Been cred
ited for mordl support of the mar
ket but traders aip-ee there has been
no definite influence for higher
Olive Hill P.T.A.
On last Friday afternoon at Olive
Hill school the P. T. A. served
brunswick stew to more than 300
?This Is an annual affair when the
! people of the community gather at
the school and express their co-op
eration and loyalty to the teachers
and school In this fine way.
Hie stew was delicious?credit due
M'ss Ofaves In selecting such good
cooks?it takes work and a lot
It. to cook 100 gallons of stew.
It served a happy and contented
crdwd?but we did not forget even
In the midst of our merrymaking
those who had gone "Home" since
we last met.
We are proud of cur school. Its
splendid teachers, the fine work they
are doing and hope to do this
A. L. Wodd-W Caswell County
used the extension fertiliser formu
la for his tobacco this year and
,says ha wljl make 4250 an acre on
A breeding stallion from the
Blackland Branch Station near We
nona has been secured for use In
Hyde County where farmers plan
to bjtgln growing work stock at home.
They were married at Trail's End.
It was the quietest of weddings, with
only Martha Larrabee and Boone
Petry there, and the minister from
the larger town beyond Mars ton.
Wild flowers banked the fireplace
and nodded from the old table. Mar
tha was blinking the tears back and
thinking that she had never seen
the child look-so lovely. Barry was
a little nervous. - .y
In another hour everyone but
Martha had gone.
It does seem queer, never a line
from friends or fol)cs,. even when
she's gettin' married.' And the tags
cut off her coat and things. It beats
me?but nobody can tell me there's
anything wrong about her, anyway.
I've lived1 with her.,"
" v . , .
Barry- was pacing slowly up and
down the long veranda; Anne was
dressing for their 'first dinner at
home. * ?
Here one evening dress was there,
a supple, shimmering thing in pale
Voices drifted up to her from
"You'd better go in to Marston to
morrow morning and see if there's
any mail, Petry. I'm expecting a
"Sure will. I was goin' to slip
off anyway, first thing." Petry's
voice sounder apologetic. "Got to
own up to somethin', I guess. YOij
gave me a letter to mail pretT'nea'r
a week ago, and it, must've slipped
down behind that old rug on the
back seat and I never missed it
when I picked up the others.
'?'Oh! ... I see." There was a
perceptible pause. "Well, it cant be
helped. You'd better put an air mail
stamp on it, and I'll have another
note ready to explain the delay."
Anne adjusted a shoulder strap,
patted her hair and surveyed the
result in the mirror.
Fingers beat a light tattoo on the
door. Barry came in. He said
"Is this what you dazzle me with,
Nancy, before I've been married
"Nancy!" She looked startled.
"You never called me that before."
"I don't know any better time to
begin. It i, suits you better than
Anne. You're sweet, Nancy.1
The soft notes of the gong were
sounding through the house. Barry
tucked her arm in his. "Come on,
Mrs. Duane, and sit at the head of
Petry did not start for Marston
until late afternoon. It seemed to
be one of those days when one thing
after another goes wrong:, and he
insisted ,pn attending to them htyn
The evening meal was over before
Petry came tramping up the veran
"Tire blew out on the way back,"
he explained. "Here's a telegram
for you, Barry. Itcomeinjust before
before I left town."
Barry opened the telegram, and
his face coluded with sudden
"I'm sorry." He looked apolo
getically at Anne. "I'm afraid we
shall have to shorten the honey
moon a little. My mother wires me
that she hasn't been well. I'm afraid
we'll have to start for home in a
day or so."
"Home." Her heart was ice.
"But Barry, I thought this was
"It is, for half of every year, and
I've lived here so much that this
seems more like my home than the
real one. That is back East, about
an hour of New -York. Perhaps I
ought to have told you before, but
I was keeping it for a little sur
prise. Why Nancy, you lovely little
thing! Do you think I married you
to let you be buried here in a lonely
mountain valley from one year's
end to the other?"
"But I love it here!" Her voice
was edged with a sharp fear. "I?
I thought we were going to stay
here and work out your plans for
the Junipero! Aren't you going on
with that, Barry;"
"Of course, darling." He looked
surprised at her vehemence. "But
going back East is really a part of
It. . It's the biggest part, for that is
where I'm trying to raise the money.
:Why Nancy,?aren't you glad?"
"Why?of course I'm glad. But
you did surprise me. And I thought
you were letting all your plans
B" ? ? ?
"Isn't It silly that I never thought
of you as having a family some
where? I mean a near-relations
family, 'beside the uncle who died,
suppose they don't like me?" ? ,
"What a funny baby you are!
Suppose the sun rises In the west?
The immediate family Isn't very big,
Just my mother and me."
The palms of her hands were wet.
Barry was an only son . ? . she
had taken him away from his
mother . . .
"I am sorry your mother lsnt
well," she said slowly. "Of course
we'll go. Does she know that we
grubby little poverty-stricken ranch.
"It's too bad," she said quickly.
"I mean about the letter. You must
tell me about her: ... Be a lamb
and get my coat, and we'll sit but
here for a whlfs and talk."
A hatA Cf>i
Barry would hateS scandal. Or any
kind of notoriety for his wife. She
knew that So, no doubt, would
this mother who was urging him to
come home. But perhaps nobody
would know her. . . . Only an hour
from New York!
-A night letter lay on the neatly
arranged, tray which "held Mrs.
Schuyler Duane's morning mall.
The tray was of silver and old, and
and a collector would have sighed
with delight over it
She opened the night letter de
liberately, with no doubt that It
woul<J contain, however reluctantly,
exactly what she wished. There were
two air mail letters on the tray, but
are Married?" '?>
She saw a dark flush come under
the tan. "Why no. I wrote as soon
-as It was settled, but my letter got
mislaid. But of- coprse I'd written
to her about you before."
go that was,it! Barry had writ
ten'Home about her, %nd his mother
was trying to get him away from
here before he became involved
with some strange girl who ran a
she merely gave these a glance, i
The night letter Was curiously
worded. "We!" Mrs. Duane stiff
ened. * - ?
! She read -it a second time,, with
thin, set lips. Then she reached
slowly and stiffly for the air mall
Barry was married! Without even
telling her! Outraged dignity and
j thwarted hopes brushed aside the
explanation In the second note. And
I his wife?his wife?was some ap
I pallifig creature from a poverty
She went back to the first letter
with a scornful impatience which
was slowly congealing to a chill dis
"When you meet here, you will
be proud of your da?ghter-in-law."
"Proud of her!" The hand on the
letter shook. "He is infatuated,
J and this?this woman has hurried
him into a marriage before he coulr
have come to his senses. Barry
t Duane, who might have had his
1 choice of a dozen, and retrieved
everything that we have lost!"
An elderly man servant appeared
| at the door.
"Miss Pennleton. M'm."
"Show Miss Pendleton ln7'Mat
?"'It is vet<w pleasant to see you
again, Cleo- You are always thought
ful, my dear. When did you retbrn."
"Last night. Everybody got bored
to death with everybody else. How
, have you been, and how is Barry?'.'
Cleo was the only child of an
enormously rich father, but even
outside of this useful consideration,
she liked Cleo. She was herself a
woman of ability and strong will,
and she respected the determination
I and cleverness under that soft ex
"I have a letter from Barry this
morning," Mrs. Duane answered
the last question.
"Is he still playing cowboy?
Can't we do anything to cure him?"
Mrs. Duane smiled faintly.
"I am afraid he is past curing...
Barry* was married last Monday."
After all. the Duanes were the
Duanes. Barry's mother made the
"Married! Barry married!" It
. was not often that Cleo Pendleton
could be startled from her confident
poise. "Aftd we've all been saying
for cears that he was girl-proof.
Who is she? Do I know her?"
"No. She is a stranger to?all of
us. Someone he met out there. It
was very sudden."
Perhaps Mrs. Duane felt that this
much was due to Cleo, but she made
j her explanation with dignity.
"Dear Mrs. Duane. how hard for
:you!" Cieo's voice was sweetly im
pulsive. She laid her cool young
fingers over the older Woman's
hand, and for an instant Mrs. Duane
.returned thep ressure.
I "My dear, I do not question my
son's choice. But I must admit
that I had other hopes for him."
"I'm sure it will be all right. Are
I thev coming back here?"
"Oh, how nice! But it's a pity we
couldn't have had a chance to get
acquainted before, lsnt It?" Cleo's
I hard little smile came back. "Oh
i well, we can have some dinners and
dances and things in honor of the
bride. Call ott me if I can help,
won4 you? I must run along . ,'.
Mrs. Duane rang for Matthews.
Matthews, Mr. Barry was mar
ried a few days ago and will be
home next Wednesday. Please see
that the west wing is made ready
"The?the west wing, Ma'am?"
In five minutes the news was
buzzing in the rear of the bid house.
In the seclusion of her own quite
luxurious suite the sole heir of the
Pendletons was behaving badly.
Prom her petted babyhood, Cleo
had her own way. And now?Barry
Duane was married. Barry Duane
was the only man she had ever
"I hat# her!" she thought furi
ously. . "111 make him ashamed of
his ranch girl. Sweet simplicity
what'll she look like in Oranleigh?
' I'll make him wish he'd never seen
her. Ill give Barry Duane six
months, or less, to be sick of his
Every day of their homeward
Journey had, been reminding Anne
that instead of a struggling young
ranch owner she had married a man'
of assured social position.
"Almost home .Nancy." , I
That was from Barry. Except for
the deep tan. he was Sfcarcefy recog- |
nizable as the same Barry Duane
she had first seen, costless, dusty
and cheerfully informal.
The train was slowing down.
"There's John on the platform.;
He doubles as gardener and chauf-)
feur, but I do my own driving."'
Barry nodded at one man, moved
his hand in careless salute to an
other, raised his hat to a woman.
Anne knew that several heads had
turned. Evidently everybody who
counted knew eyerybody else In this
pleasant old town.
1 Hie car swept away from the sta
tion and down a wide .well-kept
stone wall, about midway of which
a wide, gateway Indicated a drive. 1
As they came abreast a car shot
out of-the opened gates, a swift
roa<Jster, and cut' in ahead of them.
I There was a girl at the wheel. She
half utrned her head as she shot
across their path, with an impudent
little grin and a swift wave of one
"Reckless little devil!" Barry half
frowned, and then laughed. "That's
Cleo Pendleton. She's an imp. Does j
pretty much as she pleases?her
dad's the richest man around here,'
except one, and she's the only child, j
You'll like her."
"She's pretty." Anne reserved!
comment about liking' Cleo pendle- j
ton. It had seemed to Anne" that j
wide baby eyes had swept her with t
a stare as cool and efficient as blue
The car was turning into a shaded
drive which curved toward a wide,
old house. It was not as pretentious
as most but it was older and mel
A tall, spare woman with beau- ;
tfiul hands and an emotionless face
was waiting to greet them.
Barry said "Here we are. Mother!"
with just a touch of nervousness.1
He bent and kissed her, and drew
Anne forward with one arm. |
"I dont need to tell you who this !
Is, Mother, except that she is- just j
as lovely as she looks, and I am a j
proud husband. Nancy darling, this |
is my mother, and yours."
Whatever surprise Mrs. Duane
may have felt as she looked at the
"ranch . girl" she was far too well
trained to show it. What had such
a girl been doing in a desolate place 1
like this Marston?unless perhaps I
she had deliberately followed Barry!
She had not intended to kiss her
daughter-in-law, but she did. It was
a chilly salute, but it answered.
"My son's wife of course is wel
come. Barry, my dear, how brown
Anne held the beautiful old hand ;
a moment longer. "I hope we shall
be friends," she said impulsively. "I
do want Barry's mother to like me."
OCTOBER IS COAT MONTH
More coats are sold in Oc
tober than any other month.
We are ready for the demand
with the best stock of coats
we have ever shown. Any
woman, girl or child can find
a coat here that will please
them in 'style, quality and
There are tailored coats
with self trims, sport coats
with self trims or furs, and
? ? * - ,
dress coats with the richest
of fur* trims and nice little
coats- for the little girls and
sTpart big coats for the big
girls. Your coat is here.
What's the use to quote
prices? They are all low
priced* for the. quality. You
have to see them to apprer
ciate the value. You'll not find
smarter styles nor lower
The swellest line it is pos
sible to assemble and all at
the lowest prices you've ever
seen, quality considered. There are pretty checked
and Jewel Ray light weights. Smart warm weights
that may be worn for a sport coat as well as rain.
Long capes in many colors with armholes and all
kinds of warm, dry raincoats for the little fellows to
wear to school. It takes mighty little money to keep
you dry in one of our swell raincoats. Just take a
look at them and see the difference in style and
price of these and ordinary coats.
Harris & Burns
Roxboro's Best Store
Mrs. Schuyler Duane smiled re
motely and chilled again.
"We will take that for granted.
I suppose you would like to rest af
ter your journey? Matthews will
show you to your roorps."
Matthew showed them to a
"Like it, Nance?"
"Who could help liking it? It's
beautiful old house."
CONTINUED NEXT WEEK
There are 200 species of birds
Stanly County trench silo own
ens were busy last week smoothing
the walls of their silos and filling
them with winter feed for their
yr. N. Wood, assistant county
agent in Wilkes County, claims the
largest trench silo in the State for
his county. He says it will . hold
over 100 tons of silage.
Thirty-eight swine growers oi
Hertford will collect approximately
$5,000 in benefits for adjusting pro
duction this year.
Every Day Brings Better Prices
Pioneer Average $34.50 Tuesday
Lock At These Sales For Monday and Tuesday:
On Monday Rudd & Co. sold 326 lbs.
for $179.68, at an average Of $55:11.
Qn Monday Roy Rogers sold 61'2 lbs.
for $279.10, at an average of $45.50.
.On Tuesday Charley jHoleman and
^ Robertson sold 532 lbs. for S237.50,
for an average of $44.75.
Also on the same day Mr. A. J. Bla
lock sold 384 lbs. for $168.22, for
an average of $44.00.
R. L. Hester Main Street, Roxboro, N. C. J. J, Winstead
Sell Your lobaccoNow
Tobacco is selling as high as we have ever seen it sell. Now is the time to
bring it to the market and sell It. Get in on these high prices that are being
paid. Colder weather makes it better. These long fall days that are mostly .clear
makes your tobfiebo "show up to better advantage. Bring it to the Planters Ware
house and let Joile Perkins and his sales force get the high dollar for youv
Here Are Some Sales Of Tuesday:
Mrs. Ed Gentry sold 426 pounds for $175.08, at an average of $41.00.
Mrs. Ed Gentry and T. Jennings sold 170 pounds for $74.26, at an av
erage of $43.60. . ;
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Court Street J. D. Perkins & Co., Props. Roxboro, N. C.* I