Sell Person County
In Person County
And We AU Will Be Benotttod
ESTABLISHED 1?S1. PERSON COUNTY'S OLDEST AND BEST NEWSPAPER.. UNDER SAME MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHIP FOR M
"No Better Market In The 8t??e"
J. W. NOELL, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. ? HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT 1 *1-50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
VOL. LI. - ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31, 1934. , N<X44.
MANY HEAR REV. i
C. W. ANDERSON
Baptist (Church Crowded By
Hundreds Eager To Hear
PAINTS GRAPHIC PICTURE
Rev. C. W. Anderson, who for
twenty-two years' has Jabored as a
?-sionary in Russia, spoke to a
?ded house at the First Baptist
burch last Sunday night where all'
the churches of the community
^ gathered for the purpose of j
l^ing Rev. Mr. Anderson.
Anderson gave a very grap
Tcription of the religious and
J conditions in Russia both
. and since the establishment'
rSoviet Russia. He showed how
at povery and ignorance in the
hands of a powerful monarchy and
a corrupt state church paved the
way for the establishment of Com
He warned his hearers to be
aware of the propaganda of the
communists who lasit year spent
$260,000,000 for the spread of their
doctrine while thousands were com
pelled to starve in Russia because
they would (not subscribe to it. He
stated that a great deal of the labor
trouble In this country was due to
Communist influence. He also stated
that many groups had been organ
ized and that a good deal of work
of real serious nature had been ?
done among the colored folk of this
Mr Anderson stated that it was
almost Impossible to gather the
real truth about Conditions in Rus
sia because of the rigid censorship
Communism, he states, not only
denies the right of religious wor
ship, but that any one who refuses
to denounce God and all.religious
belief is not allowed to secure any'
kind of work nor are they allowed
to buy- anything, arm they are-not
allowed to. receive any aid . from
outside nor are they allow^S"*"*)
leave the country so that there is
nothing left for them to do but to
surrender to Communism or starve
Mr. Anderson, being a modest man,
did not state to his audience that
his own two children were thus
starred to death 'and that his wife
had died as the result of such ex
Communism.does not only deny re
ligion but ^Iso denies love, for there
is no marriage relations, and while
every girl who has reached the age
of sixteen is required to give birth
to a child once a year, the child is
not hers but belongs to the state
and the child does not have either
father or mother that he may claim
as his own for everything and every
body belongs to the state.
It is the boasted ambition of the
Soviet leaders to make the whole
^,Mr- Anderson spoke for an hour
Bd the whole audience desired him
W continue longer, but he declined
It is earnestly hoped that we may
have the pleasure of another visit
from Mr. Anderson before he leaves
THE BEST KIND
There Is no need to tell you that
Insurance is the best kind ot In
vestment that you can "make. You
already know that. Hie question
is?What is the best company to In
vest in? The long standing com
panies inspire your confidence by
the very fact that they have with
stood many economic squalls. We
represent some of the oldest and
soundest companies in America.
THOMPSON INSURANCE AONCY
E. Q. Thompson
W. O. James W. R. Jones
Free Cigarettes In ?
Cleaning Field Barred
Chicago, <jct. 30.?Circuit Judge
Stanley H. Klarkowskl ruled that
giving clgarets away with suit clean
ing Jobs must stop.
He said it waj a violation of the
otder fixing minimum prices for.the
work. The company against, which
the order was directed held that
Ahe elgapett did-not constitute ? a
'lowering of -the price, but merely
Umstead Spent $265
Raleigh. Oct. 30 ?Congressman
William B. Umstead reported to
jataroy W. Wade, secretary of state
today that he had spent $265 in his"
campaign for re-election from the
sixth district and had received no
The Peoples Bank has recently In
stalled on their money chest, Inside
their, large vault, a York. Delayed
Action Combination Time Lock.
This time lock does not start' to run
until the combination is worked. All
bonds and reserve cash, held in
their vaults^ Js behind the time locks
at all timed,'and In case of day-light
hold up, the doors could not Joe
opened for a considerable length of
time after, the combination Is work
While the bank Is amply protect
ed, at all times, by Insurance, the
locks recently installed are of the
latest design, and recommended by
the Insurance companies. The Peo
ples Bank Is keeping abreast of the
times by Installing this equipment.
ROXBORO PAIR NEXT
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Rides, Fireworks, Free Attrac
tions And Exhibits Will
Feature "The Fair
STORES OFFER PRIZES
The Roxboro Pair will open next
Tuesday, November 6, at one o'clock
P. M. This fair Is being sponsored
by a group of local merchants, and
will feature the Roland Midway .with
nine rides, minstrel shows, and
many other kinds of amusement.
There will be a firework demonstra
tion and free shows dally. Many of
the merchants will offer prizes for
the best exhibits that are displayed
at the fair. It is earnestly desired
that many people will respond and
bring in their best produce to be
exhibited at the fairgrounds. This
is the-first fair that Roxboro has
"had in -several years and should
promote widespread interest among
all the people of this and surround
With New Fixtures Now One
Of Handsomest Drug
The Thomas Drug Store has just
installed a very handsome fountain
and with new furniture and"fixings
is now one of the most beautiful
[drug stores to be found anywhere.
You will hardly recognize the in
side when you see it, it is real city
like; everything right up to the
Mr. Thomas, who took over the
old Davis Drug Store a few months
since, has really transformed things
and during his short stay here has
proven his ability as a business man.
sparing neither time or money In
giving the people of this section a
service which has brought him
customers and friends.
$1,744,325 For N. C.
Washington, Oct. 30.?Harry L.
Hopkins, relief administrator today
announced relief grants to states
for November which Included:
North Carolina $1*744,325; South
The Woman's Club will meet
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in
the club room. November is book
monUi, so please bring or send some
books for the library.
? i -o
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Morris return
ed last night from Near York and
?other northern cities where they
spent their .honeymoon.
| , , .1 M3
Mr. Nat Jordan, who has been in
Duke hospital for some time, has
returned home, his condition shbw
lng but little Improvement
?.?? o . . ?? i ?
The telescope idea was discovered
I by an unknown Dutch boy. While
working In the Amsterdam shop of
Lipuershev. the spectacle-maker, the
boy- held two lepses before his eyes
and looked down the street at a
church steeple with unexpected re
YOUNG BETHEL HILL
Miss Edith Pulley Succumbs
To Heart Trouble And
Miss Edith Pully, twenty-year-old
daughter of Mrs. W. Bo Humphries '
and the late Geo. Pulley, died Thurs
day night about 11 o'clock following !
an illness of seven weeks. She had
been suffering with heart trouble
and other complications and her
death was due to these causes. Miss
Pulley ieaves to mourn her passing
her mother, Mrs. W. B. Humphries,
one sister, Mrs. Thomas Bowles of
this city, three brothers, Edward
Pulley of Lynchburg, Va? William
Pulley of Salisbury, Md., Robert
Pulley of Bethel Hill; two half-bro
thers, W. B., Jr., and Tom Humph
ries; three h a 1 f-slsters. Misses
Louise, Carrol, and Alice Humph
ries, all of Bethel Hill.
The funeral services were conduct
ed form the Bethel Hill Church Sat
urday afternoon at 2 o'clock with
Rev. N. J. Todd, pastor of the
church, in charge, assisted by Rev.
W. P. West, pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Roxboro. The
pall-bearers were: Messrs. Edward,
William, and Robert Pulley, Thomas
Bowles, Robert Bailey, and Earl
Humphries. Floral-bearers were
the members of the Y. W. A., name
ly: Misses Mary Elizabeth Ranes.
Ellen Cox Merritt, Hazel Jones.
Ruth Starling, Lucy Ranes, Lucille
Woody, and Mrs. R. B. Griffin. Fol
lowing the services interment was
made in the Bethel Hill , church
'Black-Eved Su*an' , j
Ha'led As Success
"Black-Eyed Susan," ably por
trayed by Miss Winnie Wilburn,
and with an efficient assisting per
sonnel, was thoroughly enjoyed by
a large audience who saw this hi
larious three-act musical comedy
presented under the auspices of the
Roxboro Womans' Club at the high
school building last Thursday
night. Some of the high lights of
the performance that were particu
larly enjoyed were the Garden Club
Ladies, played by most talented ac
tors that could be found In this,
locality, the "old maids" trying to
catch for themselves a husband,
and the husbands as they appeared
on the stage. All in all It was
pronounced-as one. of the most en
ioyable p'ays that it has ever been
the privilege of a local audience to
Please allow me some ?paee in
your paper asking for some lnfor- j
matlon about our Person County
I think we had a meeting Dec.
27, 1930, and it was the last one
we had. Our president stated there
was fifty per cent available at that
time of stock; he has been asked
on many occasions to call a meet
ing but no response. Mr. prescient,
p!ease let us hear from you.
United we stand, Separated we
NEW AGENCY FOR
The Buick-Pontlac Motor Com- ]
pany is' a new agency here handling
the Bulck and Pontlac automobiles.
Mr. Jeter Dainel is associated with
Johnnie Tillman and Riley Oakley.
These gentlemen are well known
here. Mr. Daniel is a graduate of
the City High 8chool, and also has
had a business course, while Mr. i
Tillman is probably one of the best
auto mechanics in this section; Mr.
Oakley has been engaged hi the gas
and oil business for many years and
numbers his friends by the score.
The heart of the average adult
is 5 Inches long, 3 1-2 inches broad,
and 2 1-2 Inches thick. ?
Palace - Nov. 1st
(One Day Only)
ON THE STAOE
In Three High Class Distinct
No morning matinee; special
lades' matinee 3:19?2 for
price of one?26^; evening
7:19-9:00.. Adm. 10-28C.
. k' ?
HALLOWE'EN FESTIVAL TONIGHT
Parade assemblies in front of
Sinclair service Station at 7:30
At signal, parade will proceed
down Main Street, to Sergeant
& Clayton's corner, turn, and
proceed back up Main Street to
Winstead Warehouse, where pa
rade will be dismissed.
Judges .for the best costume
will be located at the Intersection
of Main and Court Street, Prizes
for the best costumes are as
Best adult costume? -
First prize $1.50
Second prize $1.00
Best child's costume?
First prize ..$1.50
Second prize .....$1.80
Prizes awarded In warehouse,
where admission by ticket only
Is accepted. - *
It Is desired that every one
will be attired In costume, how
ever It Is not compulsory to
gain admission to warehouse,
where .there will be excellent
free acts, and other features of
Funds raised through the
various attractions will be turn
ed over to the Parent-Teachers
AssU., the Rotary and Kiwanls
Clubs, and used for work In
some public enterprise under
STORY OF WHAT THE NEW DEAL
HAS DONE FOR AN AVERAGE
PERSON COUNTY RELIEF FAMILY
Writer Traces The Hardships And Deprivations Of An
Average Person County Family During The De
pression; New Deal To Rescue
The family below has nine mem
bers?father. mother, and seven
children, five boys and two girls.
All have good health, able and will
ing to work.
The father Is a man with average j
mental ability, can plan for future
about as well as his neighbor. How
ever, when the lean years came, he
was caught as many others were.
During 1931 the family was a.
cropper who lived on the farm of a
man who was not able to give him
much advantage. A small crop of
tobacco, and a little corn, also just
a sipall garden and a few potatoes.
During that year crops were very
poor and prices were low. Hence,
very little was realized from his
year's work. Winter came on, cloth
es were not sufficient, not even for
scant comfort. The only means for
food supply was the small wage from
a few days of dally labor. The win
ter was hard. Children could not
go to school, had to stay home by
the fire In order to be comfortable.
1932 was even worse. The father
was not able to furnish supplies
with which to make a crop, there
fore, no one would rent him land
or give him a share crop. Nothing
was left but to work by the day as
he was able to find work. A limited
amount of the .simplest kind of
food . was all he could provide?no
clothes ah nil were possible. _
1933 was somewhat a better year.
By the help of the neighbors he
succeeded In finding a place to
farm. During that year he borrowed
money from the Government for
fertilizer, seed and food. After a
year of hard work he repaid the
government and had thirty dollars
left to live on through the winter
of 1933-34. ^
For 1934 the tenant made a "bar
gain" to farm again, but had noth
ing to live on during the year. His
landlord was not able to furnish him
supplies. He only offered land. team,
Through the winter of 1933-34 the
father worked on CWA. projects,
but was not able to support his
family during winter and save
enough to support his family during
He made application to FERA of
Person County for help. His case
was carefulv investigated find found
to be eligible for relief.
On April 6th the Farm Supervisor
had a farrrycontract signed by both
tenant and landlord.
From the date the Person County
Relief offlco began to assist the
above family. One of the first ef
forts put forth by the relief office
was to have the farm supervisor vis
it the client, to advise and plain a
crop for the year. Immediately seed
were Issued, food orders for suffi
cient amounts were issued and the
family seemed to,catch a new hold
en life. All of our contract clients
have understood from the beginning
that all food, feed, tools and other
supplies were not given them but
?old. They are required to pay
their account with cash, kind or
work. Thereafter the farm Super
visor and caSe worker paid regular
"tsits throughout the summer.
Bol'-w are s6me of the results ac
""rpnllshed through Person County
Oarden seed were issued and with
- few weeks vegetables gathered for
Hie family had sufficient supply
of-rreen vegetables even until now.
There are note' seven varieties of
green vegetables "|n his girden
Protfi one. bag hf white potatoes
?hlrtv-flve bushels were produced.
Fifteen bags of sweet potatoes
He produced enough onions for a
Five dozen jars of vegetables were
Several jars of Jelly and much
dried fruit and vegetables were
Forty gallons of molasses were
made. . .....
Four bushels of black eye peas were
The client has one 300 lb. hog.
All the above food belongs to the
client, the landlord agreed to re
ceive no part. Below is the client's
Thirty-five barrels of corn,' the
client gets half.
Five bushels is the client's part of
He is allotted 2]000 pounds of to
bacco on his sales card. He receives
half of the above tobacco proceeds,
at 30c per pound average, which is
$300 cash crop.
With the above cash proceeds the
client can purchase clothes, school
books for his children and food for
? -He now. looks on life as worth
living. Family Joy and confidence
has been restored. While the direct
outlay from relief office is less than
$80, a good part of this has already
been repaid in labor.
The client wishes to become a
home-owner. However, he realizes
that he will not be able to purchase
s farm at present, bOFhas hope for
The Rural Renabllitatlon program
encourages hirft by offering to as
sist him in every way possible to
produce more and become able to
The Rural Rehabilitation program
will assist him in buying a farm and
give him sufficient time In which to
pay for it, in this way aid the client
to become a home-owner.
Henc^ the New Deal has done a
Clyde Erwin Settles
Down to New Duties
Raleigh, Oct, 30.?Clyde A. Erwin,
newlyrappointed state superintend
ent of public Instruction has taken
up his full duties here. .
A few hours after he was sworn
into office last Wednesday Erwin re
turned to his home in Rutherford-,
ton, where he was superintendent
of county schools, to clear up a
number of business matters.
He returned to his office yester
day. He said he did not plan any
immediate meeting of the state
board of education, since there are
not pressing matters for discussion.
President Ftoosevelt may some
day go down In defeat at the hands
of organized wealth. His declaration
that "the forgotten man" should
come first should commend him to
every true-American soul.
One of our greatest troubles now
is that we have run and left too
manv folks behind. We have grab
bed up the fat of the land and left
no gleanings for the weaklings.
The President has not chosen the
role of the priest nor of the Levlte.
but has rather chosen the work of
the good Samaritan, and is caring
for the wounded man. the underfed
Child, , the heart-broken mother It
behooves ^ all honest, symogthetlc
people to sustain the President in
his efforts to rescue the masses of
the people from the clutches of
greed -Weekly Herald.
ROBT. P. BURNS
AT HIGH SCHOOL
On? "of the most worthwhile ad
dresses to the Roxboro high school
students was that delivered last
Friday morning by Mr. Robert P.
Burns, local attorney, on the sub
ject: "Crime: Its Causes and Pre
The discourse was given primari
ly for the instruction of the eighth
grade ilidcs students who have re
cently been studying the subject of
crime, its causes and some means
of prevention. The high school fa
culty and the other high school stu
dents enjoyed the privilege of hear
ing Mr. Burns. He is always warm
ly welcomed at the high school and
his messages are helpful and much
Roxboro Still Leading In High
Prices And Big Averages;
Week's Sale 285,620 Lbs.
SEASON'S SALE 1.619,876
LBS.; AVERAGE. $32.20
Tobacco sales here Monday were
the best for the season, the aver
age being $36.10. and the amount
paid to fanners footed up the neat
sum of $98,000. The sales for the
week amounted to 285.620 pounds
and the average for the week was
The record shows the market has
sold at the closeof last week 1,619,
876 pounds for an average of $32.20.
Monday's average was nearly three
times as much as last year.
You may get some pleasure by
carting your tobacco to other mar
kets but dead sure, you will not
make any money by the transac
tion. Bring your tobacco to Rox
boro, make money, save time and
help build up your own county.
WILL HAVE FORMAL
This Concern Has Built Up
Enviable Service Record
..Since Establishment Here
W. E. MALONE, MANAGER
Rose's Five. Ten and Twenty
five Cent Store has been here for
such a long time that it has become
to be almost an institution in the
life of the town and county. They
have always carried an up-to-the
minute line of merchandise that
everyone needs at some time or an
other. There have been several
managers here and to a man they
have been universally popular, tak
ing an active interest in the life of
,for this community. The present
manager, Mr. Wilmer Malone, car
ries out the tradition of all Rose's
managers in the store here.
The necessity for an enlarged
store is a silent attest to the popu
larity of this firm. And such en
largement was needed, as anyone
could see who happened to step
into the store at one of the busy
times. Now they have practically
doubled their floor space, put in
attractive new windows, refurnish
ed the interior, and have to all in
tents and purposes made a new
store out of the old one. On another
page you will find an advertisement
of this firm with many of their
values offered at the prices popular
.to everyone's pocketbook.
WILL RESIDE HERE
Mr and Mrs. Geo. Lowe, who have
been living In Washington. D. C?
will peside In the future In our good
town. Mr. Lowe is a member of
the Crowetl-Lowe Motor Company,
Ford dealers for this section. MPs
Lowe was formerly Mtfts Martha
Crowell of Charlotte, a niece of Mr.
H. L. Crowell of this city, We wel
come these people and are sure they
will find Roxboro a delightful home.
STEW AND TIES
The, Ladles Missionary Society- of
Allensvllle Methodist church sill
serve stew and sell ties %t Allens
vllle on Tuesday. Nov. dttrr- Oo to
the polls, vote for your choice apd get
dinner with the ladles, and buy
your tie to wear on Sunday' They
say they will-have a nice assortment.
OFF YEAR RECORD
IN VOTING SHOWN
Forty-Eight Million Men And
Women Qualified Vote
FIGURE UP SOMEWHAT
FOR "OFF-YEAR" BATTLE
Washington, Oct. 30.?A high-vol
tage voter interest in next Tues
day's first nation-wide test of the
New Deal, with 47,949,928 men and
women qualifying themselves to
vote, was shown today by an Asso
ciated Press compilation.
This figure, unusually high for an
"off-year" battle, was indicated in a
gathering of registrations and of
ficial estimates of voting strength
in all the states which ballot No
I Although falling a million below
II h e record registration brought
about by the Roosevelt-Hoover Pres
idential contest In 1932. the esti
mate Is more than 5,000,000 above
that for the Hoover-Smith election
Two yars ago the number of
qualified voters as revised from lat
est statistics, was 48.962,530. The
actual vote in the Presidential con
test was 39,791,886. a record. It com
pared with 36,798,669 votes cast "in
the 1928 race.
While the absence of a Presiden
tial contest this year is responsible
for some falling off. spirited cam
paigns for Senate seats, the Gover
nor's chairs in some states and hot
races for the House of Representa
tives in many districts, have spur
red voters to qualify.
While the majority of states in
dicate an increased voting strength
as compared with two years ago, a
score of co mmonwealths show a
falling off in qualified voters. ?
! Despite the tense races in New
York, that State's estimated voting
strength this year is 4.786,000? more
than half a million below the 1932
Pennsylvanians, who have hotly
contested Senatorial and Guberna
torial races, have registered in even
larger number than in the last
Presidential year. The 4,192,241 regT
istrations are 280,000 higher than
Illinois, having no races for Sen
ator or Governor, shows lagging In
terest in the congressional races.
The indicated voting strength there
-thin year has dropped almost half a
million, to an estimtaed 3.660,000.
. California, with its intensive race
; for Governor, shows a quarter of a
million more voters have qualified
this year than in the Roosevelt
Hoover race. Present registrations
Ohio, having both Senatorial and
Gubernatorial races as well as Con
gressional, seems to have less in
terest than two years ago. Indica
tions are there will be 143.000 less
voters this year. The total estimated
voting strength is 3,327.600.
Comparatively little interest , is
being shown in North Carolina, but
registration figures indicate a re ti
tration of 885,000 as compared (p.h
800.000 in the 1932 election. ..There
were 711,590 votes cast that year,
but nothing like that number of
votes Is expected to be cast in the
Old North State this year.
New jersey's registration is small
er than two years ago by 57,000 with
a total of 1,954.678. Massachusetts
shows increased Interest with an
estimated strength of 1,850.000. or
54,000 more than two years ago, due
tq the contests for Governor and
I Indiana, Michigan. Minnesota, and
Missouri, with voting strengths of
more than a million each, show de
creased interest- this year.
| , Iowa, Kentucky. Texas and Wis
consin .also having more than a
million qualified voters, have gain
ed in Indicated voting strength this
All citisens'. qualified to vote do
not qualify. Many who qualify do
not exercise their right of franchise.
Of-those citisens qualifying to vote,
the percentage actually voting rang- ?
es froih leas than 80 per cent to
more than 85 per cent.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Oakley re
turned last Thursday from an ex
tended tour which included many
northern cities of Interest. Mrs. Oak
ley *As. before her marriage about
ten days ago. Miss Uly Mae Cates
?of Hlllsboro Mr. and Mrs Oakley
are making their home In an apart
ment at Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Perkins'
home on Main Street.