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VOL. LI. . ROXBORo/nORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1934. NO. 43.
Hallowe'en Will Be Gala
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Occasion In Roxboro
Plans Call For Elabor
ate Celebration In The
FREE SHOWS ONE OF
A big parade led by Mayor R. B.
Dawes will Inaugurate the Hallowe'en
celebration here on Hallowe'en
night, October 31. After the pa
rade everybody is invited to come
to the Wlnstead Warehouse and en
joy the many and varied entertain
ments that are beingjplanned by the
committees in charge. There will
be thirty or forty minutes of free
>ws in the warehouse, and also
ch- things as fortune telling,
weight guessing, fishing, and cli
maxing the evening's fun will be a
dance which will take plgce in the
Many of the merchants will de
corate their windows in Hallowe'en
motif and compete In the contest
for the best looking window. Judges
for this contest have been selected
and from all indications they will
have, some Job when they go to se
lect the best looking window.
So come one and come all on
October 31 to the Hallowe'en cele
bration in Roxboro. A small admis
sion fee will be charged, the money
raised by this to go into the work
for the chlidren of the three sponsor
ing organizations, the Roxboro Par
ent-Teacher Association, the Ro
tary and KJwanls clubs.
M. FOX DIES AT
Well Known Person County
Woman Drops Dead On
Mrs. Blanche Moore Pox, 41, drop
ped dead Saturday night at the
home of her husband, Mr. OslePox,
In the vicinity of Somerset Mill,
three miles south of here at 10:15
o'clock. Death was attributed to
Mrs. Pox had complained of not
feeling well for the past several
months. She was putting one of her
small children to bed when she sud
denly fell over and was dead before
her husband reached her.
In addition to her husband the de
ceased is survived by 10 children:
Six sons. Irvin, O. A. Jr., Poy Rob
erson, George Thomas, Harvey Lee
and Claborne Earl Pox; four daugh
ters, Ruth, Lois, Maxine and Mabel
Pox; three sisters, Mrs. E. W. Boyd.
Mrs. M. B. Cayden and Mrs. Dewey
Ashley, all of Durham and two
brothers, J. W. Moore, of Roxboro
and Lester J. Moore, of Port Bragg.
Funeral services were held at the
home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
Burial took place in the family cem
Jketery with Rev. J. C. McGregor,
PPpastor of the North Roxboro Baptist
Active pallbearers were: W. A.
Whitfield. Malcolm Moore, R. E.
Hamlin. W. Charles Lawson. Jasper
Whitfield and K. A. Whitfield.
Those serving as floral bearprs
were: Misses Cleo Poxj Evangeline
Pox, Rachel Pox, Florence Moore,
Annie Lou Moore, Sue Moore, Mar
garet Boyd. Mildred Boyd, Willie
Mae'Moore, Mary Lou Boyd, Ruth
Brogden and Prances Fields.
BUICK ON DISPLAY
The Bulck and Polntiac Motor
Company, operated by Mr. Johnnie
TlHman. on Court Street, will sell
Bu'.cks and Pontiacs from now on.
If you are interested in one of the
best products General Motors puts
out get in touch with Mr. Tillman.
Buick and Pontiac Motor Co.
The special evangelistic' s?rvlceq
cloned at Long Memorial Methodist
Church last Wednesday evening.
Rev. P. S. Love, of Raleigh, did the
preaching during the ten days of
services Mr. Herbert, the pastor,
has announced that about fifteen
persons will be received into the
church following this meeting. ,
Serv/ces for Sunday, Oct 38th:
Sunday School at St45 W. A.
Sergeant, general supt.
Momtng preaching service at 11
O'clock, by the pastor.
,?bwng people's Meetings at 6:45
p! m .
Evening Preachkw service at 7:30.
Dr. Rives Taylor And Will
Hicks Make Report On
The Roxboro Kiwanis club had
the privilege to hear Dr. Rives Tay
lor, president of the Oxford club,
and Will Hicks, immediate past
president, give a very interesting and
entertaining report on the conven
tion held in Asheville a few weeks.
ago. Dr. Taylor incorporated in
his remarks the report given by
William Medford, Liteutenant Gov
ernor of the Fifth District. It was a
very favorable report and showed
that the fifth district was improving
The supper was served by one of
the circles of the Methodist Church
:and was most delicious. Guests for
! the evening were: Dr. Rives Taylor
and Will Hicks of Oxford, Gus
Deering and James Vaughan of
One new member, Rev. J. C. Mc
Gregor, was given a very hearty
and cordial welcome by President
Mangum and the club.
OFFICERS LAST NITE
Meeting Held Last Night In
The Womans' Club
At the regular monthly meeting
of the Boy Scout Executive Council
for Roxboro and Person county held
on last night all of the old officers
were reelected. These include Mr.
George Kane as president, J. S.
Merritt, vice-president, O. B. Mfc
Broom. secretary, and Anderson
Timberlake. treasurer. This meet
ing, which had been originally
scheduled for last 'week, was defer
red until last night on account of
the absence of several of the officers
who were out of town. The time for
the next meeting was set for No
vember 13. At this time some def
inite plans will be made and an
nounced for the work of the coming
year. At the meeting last night
it was announced that through the
efforts of Mr. Ralph Cole and Scout
master Clayton an active group had
been organized at-Longhurst. Fur
ther plans for the work at East
Roxboro were also formulated.
? On last Saturday three of the
Person County troops, Helena and
two troops from Roxboro, gave an
interesting and instructive program
on Scout field work on the Central
Graded School grounds. This pro
gram was under the direction of O.
B. Country Gorman, of Reidsville,
and Vjft Turner of Burlington.
1ST BAP. CHURCH
"It isn't the size of the dog in
the fight?It's the sixe of the fight
i in the dog."
I Bone and muscle are. valuable as
sets, but no fight was ever won
| without brains and courage.
I Cortez conquered ' Mexico with
1150 men. because he kept his head
and knew that victory would reward
I his courage.
I The Amerioan colonies won their
Independence because they possess
ed the courage of their convictions
and a firm faith In thir ideals.
History Is replete with examples
which prove that it isn't the size
of the dog in the fight, but the size
of the fight in the dog. r
America has been going through
a battle of depression; but the peo
i pie are beginning to see that It was
An brought about by a' mental at
titude. Confldenoe *'ts returning.
Cdhfldence begets confidence. Grad
ually, but surely, this country is
getting back to where it should be.
P?ople are ready to return to the
old paths of straight living and
Bible School 9:45 A. M. Dr. H. M.
Beam. General Superintendent.
Preaching 11:00 A M. Subjeet:
"Essentials of Christian Growth."
B. Y P. ITS 8:30 P. M Miss Ut
rena Wade. General Director.
Preaching 7:80 P. M. by Rev. C.
W. .Anderson, returned missionary
A cordial invitation is extended
to all. ' W. f .West, !?astor
Schoolboy And Edna, Now Mrs. Rowe
EL DORADO, Ark. . . . Above are pictured this town's most prominent
| citizens, Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe and his bride, nee, Edna May
Skinner. They were married in Detroit at the conclusion of the world
series baseball games in which Rowe won one and lost one game, pitch
ing for Detroit.
Black-Eyed Susan Promises
Excellent Offering Oct. 25th
To Be Presented At High
School Thursday Night
At Eight O'clock
is A SMART NEW
Coming as the flTst local produc
tion of the early fall, "Black-Eyed
Susan," a smart, new musical com- j
edy to be' presented at the high
school auditorium next Thursday at |
eight o'clock under the auspices of,
the Roxboro Womans' Club, should i
attract a capacity house on its prom- ,
ise of an amusing, catchy, eye-fill
ing show with clever lines and at
the popular ticket of 35 and 15 cents.
Black-Eyed Susan is being pre- |
sented by the Wayne P. Sewell Pro- ,
during Co. of Atlanta, with Miss
Dorothy Dunn of that organization
directing rehearsals for the local
Besides an all-star cast of well
known local amateurs, Black-Eyed
Susan features two large groups of
comely chorus girls in distinctive
costumes for each of their delight
ful numbers. Two of the high spots
in the musical setting are the "Hain t
in uit; M i
Chorus" and the "Moon Light Waltz.
The attractive local chorines danc- ]
ing in the show Include Rebecca
Hunter, Elizabeth Michaels, Carolyn 1
Michaels, Esther Thaxton. Marjorie I
Thomas, Frances Critcher, Marie
Spencer, Frances Winstead, Anna
Catherine Love, Gerildine Brooks, |
K'ree Scarborough. Mae Hobgood, |
Eleanor Cozart, Elsie Hassan, Vir
ginia White, Annie Allen Wilker
son. , A. I
Miss Winnie Wllburn will play the |
title role Black-Eyed Susan, while .
Mr. J. W. Montague Is leading man |
Other major roles are taken by Inda I
Collins, Mabel Montague, Texys
Morris, Annie Lee Newman, Mrs. W.
R. Minor. L. J. Davis, T. P. Davis, ,
Coy Day. Ted Holenian, R. D. Bum
pass, and F. O. Carver, Jr.
I have Just received some of the I
latest policies that actuaries of in- |
surance company has gotten out. (
It is called perfect protection be
cause you not only protect your j
family but if you are sick or hurt
we pay you from the first day. " ?
you get killed we pav you double
indemnity. If you should die we
?pay your wife so much a month and
the children will start receiving at
school age an education fund. We
sell all kinds of Insurance. Wejiave
had several years experience" and
we feel we can give yo?J the best
KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY.
I Thr Dixie Ranger, a name ap- j
' plied to a Terraplane car which has (
traveled many thousand miles on an ,
endurance run. was here .Friday
And believe us. It looked as If It j
had been on an endurance run. j
j ? Bushy Fork school, Friday night,!
OCt. 38. at 1:30 o'clock. Patrons of
school, friends and school children !
cordially invited. Lots of fun far:
H. W. WINSTEAD
INJURED BY FALL
Mr. H. W. Winstead has the mis- j
fortune to fall and bruise his shoul
ier severely last Thsrsday while fal
lowing sales at the Piedmont Ware
house In Danville. He stepped up
on a truck used for trucking tobac
co about on the floor of the* house
and It slipped, Mr. Winstead taking
a dive into the driveway of the
warehouse which at that point was
about _stx. feet below the level of
the floor.4 He was carried to a hos
pital In Danville where examina
tion revealed that he had hurt his
shoulder painfully but not serious
ly as there were no broken bones.
He 1s still confined to the hospital,
and is said to be resting comfort
MISSIONARY TO TELL
STORY OF RUSSIA
Rev. C. W. Anderson Will
Speak At First Baptist
Church Sunday Night
HAS HAD TWENTY-TWO
YEARS IN RUSSIA
Rev. Anderson, has had many
thrilling experiences during his 22
years in the land of Soviets under
three regimes. He saw czarism in
full sway, then the short-lived Ker
enshy provincial government and
finally the "red" Bolshevik govern
ment. Rpv. Anderson's chief aim
has been to bring the unfortunate
masses to Christ. He has suffered
greatly, persecutions, and has seen
his own family tortured and killed,
but he has also had many Joys In
seeing the masses of common peo
ple bravely stand as witnesses for
their Lord Saviour. The missionary
work in Russia has always been very
difficult. Many times missionaries
have starved and many have been
slain, but that has not kept the
faithful ones from carrying on.
The missionary has no sympathy
for communism because he has seen
the Russian masses suffer under it
terribly and he has often witnessed
the wholesale extermination of "be
lievers." Before the world war Rus
sia wakcalld the "Holy Russia," and
now it is th? only nation ifi_ the
World where all religions have been
"abolished." Atheism is the. new
"religion" of Russia. The atheistic
rulers have abolished numerous
things ill Russia, marriage, home,
etc. For years the new Russian
set-up has been a menace to civili
zation. Their own people starving
to death, they are - spending enor
mous sums of money in other lands
trying to win the whole world over
Rev. Anderson will Sunday night
tell the true story of Christianity,
in Russia, its Joys and its sorrows,
and the conditions in present day
Russia as he saw them.
All christians and missionary spir
ited citizens are invited to come to
the First Baptist church Susdhy
night to hear this most interesting
Many Notable Speakers Were
Present For The
EPHESUS BAPT. CHURCH 1
IS HUNDRED YEARS OLD!
During the past twelve months
the Moderator, Rev. W. P. West,
has given much time In trying to
arrange a celebration which would
be In keeping' with the centennial
celebration, of the Beulah Baptist
Association, and also the centen
nial celebration of Ephesus Baptist
church. And those present give him
credit for having done a job most
wisely and well.
On Friday, the first day of the
session on the program were well
known and outstanding men of the
Baptist church of the State and
South. Dr. E. M. Poteat, of Green
ville, S. C., Dr. John E. Briggs of
Washington, D. C., Dr. W. L. Poteat
of Wake Forest and Dr. E. MicNell
Poteat, of Raleigh. Such an array
of speakers is seldom found on the
Same program, and rarely ever on
a program In a small country church.
On the second day the outstanding
men were Dr. G. W. Paschall of
.Wake Forest College; Dr. J. Clyde
Turner of- the Thomasvtlle Baptist
Orphanage. Friday and Saturday
were red letter days for the Baptists
of this County, and those who were
fortunate to hear the addresses and
the sermons will long remember
On Sunday there were all day
services, with Rev. V. E. Duncan,
formerly a member of Ephesus
church, preaching. Dinner was serv
ed on the grounds, and in the after- :
noon the exercises consisted of short
talks, with the roll., call, of the
church one hundred years _agO; of
course, none of that day were pres
ent t0*answer? but several children
and grandchildren responded.
Ephesus church is located Jn. one
of tjuTpTfttiest groves to be "found,
and the church has recently been
remodeled, and Is one of the most
attractive churches In the county,
with a membership who know just
The following offloers were elect
ed for the coming year: Moderator,
Mr. J. W Noell; clerk, Mrs. J..
Howard Y?mg; treasurer, Mr. R. L.
The next session will be held
with the Antioch Baptist church,
about fout miles south of Roxboro.
PLAY AT HELENA
FRIDAY, NOVu 2
On Friday evening, Nov. 2, at
7:30- o'clock there will be a play,
"The Red-Headed Stepchild," pre
sented by a group of high school pu
pils in the auditorium of Helena
High school. The cast is working
hard, and the play is expected to
be fine of the best that has ever
been given at Helena. The plot cen
ters around the young girl, Eliza
beth Russell, better known as Wild
Bess, who leaves her ranch irr Mon- |
tana to go to Chicago to live with
her father and his second wife.
Bess soon finds that she is filling
the place of the proverbial "red
headed stepchild." How she works
her way out of this trying situation
makes a very Interesting story.
There is plenty of humor in the
play, so be sure to come prepared
to laugh a great deal. There are
touches of pathos also, and at times
the scenes are very dramatic. In:
addition to the play there' will be
choruses by high school pupils. If
you enjoy good music and a good
play, be sure to come to Helen^ on
this date. The proceeds will go to
complete the gymnasium in order
that the pupils may begin their in
door basketball practice in the near
Admission, 15 cents for all school
children, and 25c for adults.
Won't you help us out in an un-'
pleasant duty of cutting your water
oil? This week is the last "Round- j
up," so come along with your rant.
Please bring your card. Thank you.
R. A. Bureh. City-Mgr.
O?T . (
Plenty seed wheat, barley, abruzzi
rye, oats and all kinds of seeds
Flour, Red Dog, aruj mill feeds at
Hugh Woods ' j
Roxboro Warehouses Should
Be Crowded Every Day
REFUSES TO BUY;
A negro man, whose name Is
thought to be Lawson from out on
Route one, Roxboro, came to the
Chief of Police Monday telling ft
tale of being forced into a car in
front of. the post-office, carried' <Sut
to the edge of the town, robbed of
sixty-odd dollars, and thrown from
the car. His story is that three white
men accosted him in front of the
post-office and asked him whether
he "would like to buy the car they
were in. When he said no, one of
the men grabbed him by the neck
and forced him into the car, and
after they had robbed him at the
edge of town, turned him loose by
literally throwing him from the
car. He did not know any of the
men, and officers, investigating
could find no one who saw any
signs of commotion in front of the
post-office, nor has there been any
trace of the men as yet. They seem
to have got the man's sixty dollars
and been swallowed up by. the
ROSS RUSSELL AND
HIS ENTERTAINERS AT
Russell And His Coral Gable
Revue Rooked As Chief At
traction Next Wednesday
WILL f?LAY FOR DANCE
Just as we go to press we iearn
that It has been arranged for Ross
Russell and his Coral Gable Revue
with thirty people to entertain at
the Hallowe'en Festival that Is to
be staged next Wednesday night at
the Winstead Warehouse here. Ross
Russell's band and revue have ap;
peared a number of times at the lo
cal theatre and have pleased all
who heard and saw them. This is a
well-known troupe that has appear
ed on some of the leading stages in
the south and east and'1)as always
been accorded a tremenc^ous pa
tronage. / 1
Following the festival the Ross
Rhssell band will play for a dance
to be held at the Kaplan Hall from
10 until one o'clock. Elaborate plans
are being made for this feature of
the evening's entertainment, with
many people prominent in the so
cial life of our city as chaperones.
The proceeds wil go Into the same
fund as the money, netted at the
festival In- the warehouse. All pro
ceeds of the evening's fun will be
disbursed through the children's
fund of the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation, Rotary and Kiwants Clubs.
Mrs. Ida Kaplan has very gra
ciously consented to give the use of
Kaplan Hall for the dance, donat
ing it at no cost to the sponsors.
Mrs. Kaplan is always willing to
help out in every Civic enterprise.
On Monday morning at the chap
el period in the Roxboro High
school the results of a student drive
for popular subscription for the pur
pose of purchasing some much need
ed football uniforms for the Roxboro
High team were announced. It. was
found that the student body had
pledged to pay more than sixty dol
lars toward this fund. The drive had
been conducted through the home
rooms of the pupils, and such re
sults should spur the football boys
ROTARY CLUB IN
/The Roxboro Rotary club had a
most enjoyable meeting Thursday
evening. A new member, Dan Whit
field. was welcomed, Dr. B. E. Love
delivering the "charge' In a most
Mr. J. A Long. Jr., who has re
cently returned from a trip abroad,
gave a most Interesting, talk on
things seen and heard In the old
Durham tobacco growers say they
will get 40 percent more money from j
50 ? percent less tobacco this year,
than in 1833.
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Sales Friday Averaged $36.45;
Average. For The Week
PIONEER AVERAGED $40
FOR ENTIRE SALE FRIDAY
With good roads leading to Rox
boro from every section of the
county^ and with the prices tobacco
is bridging .here there Is absolutely
; no valid reason why this market
should not be selling four times as
| much as it is. The sales Friday av
eraged $36.45, with the Pioneer T
making a record of $40.00 for every
pile on the floor. The average for -
I the week was $34.10. The total sales
for the season have been 1,334,266,
j the. average being $31.60. With such
[ prices and such averages there is
no market in the State, or in ad- ?
joining States, which is making a
betetr average, and just why we are ,
not having blocked sales daily is
something we can not account for.
Usually the market remains open
until about the first of March, but
this season when the Christmas
holidays come there is going to be
precious little tobacco left in the
hands of the farmers, and if this
market sells as much as it did last
year it must come in now, and come
in rapidly. We can not afford to
go backwards, we must go forward,
and if the growers cIt tobacco, as
well as the business men realized
what a tobacco market means to the
town and county from now on we
would see blocked sales almost every
Bring your tobacco to Roxboro,
make money, save time and trouble.
| FUNERAL FOR J.
A. PAUL FRIDAY
Fpund Degd Near Roxboro
City Lake On Thursday
Funeral services for John A. Paul,
82, were held from the Woody Fun
eral Home Friday afternoon at 3:00.
Elder Lex Chandler was the ofiflciat
jing-minister and the following were
the pall-bearersMessrs. C. A. Po
sey, J. F. Fackler, C. G. Barksdale,
Fred Perkins, E. L. Harris, and
Claude Warren. Floral-bearers were
IMesdames J. F. Fackler, C. A. Posey,
R. -L. Denny, Claude Warren, and
Misses Elizabeth Han-is, Rosa Clay
ton, Ruth Posey, and Edna Posey.
Immediately following the services
Mr. Paul was buried in the Paul
Mr. Paul left the county home
where he had been a resident for ..
the past several years late Wednes
day afternoon, intending to go to a
neighbor's home for supper an'd a
visit until later on in the evening.
He arrived there safely, but while
he was in the house alone, he ap
parently wandered off and got lost.
He was found early Thursday morn
ing lying near the City hake by a
party of searchers whq had been
(Continued on page five)
$1.35 ON MONDAY
Messrs. Wilson and McFail sold
a lot of tobacco at the Planters
Warehouse here on Monday for
11.35 per pound. Insofar as we have
been able to tell this leads In high
priced tobacco around here. The
Roxboro market had a good sale on
Monday with tha prices going high
er all the time. Jule Perkins says
don't forget the Planters when you
get ready to sell that next lot.
Hallowe'en Carnival al
Mt. Harmony School
There will 'be a Hallowe'en Carni
val on Tuesday night. Oct. 30, at
the Mt. Harmony school, sponsored
by the P. T A Prises wll be of
fered for the best costumes. A min
strel show and stunts are included
In the program. Refreshments will ?
be sold. This Is to be a benefit
| performance for the laboratory
| fund. A large attendance Is desired,
Everybody command bring a friend.
AdmlF'lon will* be according to
j height?a penny per foot and for
each extra lpch Show your school
i spirit Ijy your presence.
Several 'people ar? behind with
their street assessments and past,
due taxes. You can be of a very
material' assistance In
your town back by
claims early Conic In let's
talk It over.
. R Af Burch.