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VOLUME VIL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY 7TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER FORTY-TWO
HAILE FLEES DOMAIN
Jibuti, French Somaliland His
capital, Addis Ababa, a scene of
sack and riot, Haile Selassie, Em
peror of Ethiopia, is a guest of the
French Governor of this colony. In
Rome, Mussolini announces that of
the half-million Italians invading
East Africa, 400,000 will remain as
colonizers. Mrs. A. R. Stadin, of
Loma Linda, Cal., an American
ifurSQ, was killed in the disorders
in Addis Ababa.
BIG SALARIES GROW APACE
Washington, D. C. Under the
Securities and Exchange Act, cor
porations must report all salaries
over $15,000 per year. Here are
some of the week’s top-earners as
reported, to the Commission:
Cornelius F. Kelly, Anaconda
Copper Mining, 1935, $168,138, 1934,
Frank W. Lovejoy, Eastman Ko
dak, 1935, $109,148, 1934, $90,903.
B. E. Henderson, Household Fi
nance, 1935, $79,118, 1934, $45,720.
Phillip D. Block, Inland Steel,
1935, $60,000, 1934, $48,750.
M. H. Karker, Jewel Tea, 1935,
$105,856, 1934, $87,860.
Lewis H. Brown, Johns-Manville,
1935, $62,317, 1934, $58,120.
CRIME CHIEF LISTS TOP ENEMY
lic Enemy No. 1,” Alvin Karpis,
(born Karpivics), safely behind
bars and facing life imprisonment
under Federal laws, J. Edward
Hoover, Director, Bureau of Inves
tigation, Department of Justice, de
nies that the bandit ever, was the
country’s head enemy. “Politics it
self, in interfering with the course
of justice, is Public Enemy No. 1,”
said the Government’s chief man
hunter. After Karpis’s conviction on
Federal kidnaping- charges, said Mr.
Hoover, he will be surrendered to
any State desiring to try him on
capital charges, “providing that the
trial will result in the infliction of
the death penalty.”
IT’S A PROMISE
St. Paul, Minn. Arch D. Camp
bell se~ks the Republican Congres
sional nomination on this unique
platform: “I will do no pointing
with pride nor viewing with alarm.
I will not try to get an office or
stay in office on Abraham Lin
coln’s reputation. I will not men
tion the rock-bound coast of Maine
or the sun-kissed shores of Cali- :
HUGE NAVAL PROGRAM
Washington, D. C. The House
has passed the largest naval appro
priation bill in peacetime history,
$531,068,707 to provide 12 destroy
ers, 6 submarines, 333 airplanes, 84
miscellaneous vessels, with increas
ed personnel for marines and navy
forces. Two 35,000-ton battleships 1
•will be laid down if other powers
SEEK GAY CONGRESSMAN’S
Seattle, Wash. Encouraged
the troubles of Poland-born Repre-1 £
sentative Zioncheck, of this State, I«
five local leaders announced their I
Candidacies for Congress in the
Democratic primaries. First arrest- l
ed for seizing the telephone switch- c
board in a Washington apartment c
house and" arousing tenants in the i
early morning hours, Zioncheck S
was later fined in a Capital court c
for speeding; caught again at high
speed in Alexandria, Va., he for- s
feited S2OO bond, was fined $66; a t
third detention came in North Caro- s
lina, while on a hasty honeymoon, s
where a sheriff charged him with
doing 70 miles per hour.
TWO-CUSHION CAROM SHOT
Glenco, Md. A. P. Gorsuch i
landed a duck and a fish without t
shot or hook. He happened along <
Just as a duck dove for a trout. The t
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BURIED AT MILTON
Respected Citizen of Milton and
Well Known in Person County
The funeral of John A. Newman,
respected townsman of Milton, who
died after a brief illness in Dan
ville, was held Monday evening at
the Methodist church over the Sun
day school of which he had presid
ed for so long. Rev. A. M. Williams,
Rev. N. E. Claytor and Rev. L. H.
Burns conducted the rites and in
terment was in the Milton ceme
The pallbearers were: Charles
Thomas, Walter L. Thomas, H. E.
Newman, John Williams, Smith
Brandon, J. L. Satterfield, Jerry
Dixon and Benton Newman.
The flower bearers were: John
Stephen, John Foote, O. H. Win
stead, J. J. Lipscomb, John Gunn,
C. R. Jones, F. C. Elliot, J. Foote,
Jack Bradsher, Walter Taylor Ivy-
Morton, W. T. Oliver, John L. Hall.
William Carter, E. Love, Marvin
Stephens, Dr. M. H. Mcßride, C. D.
Banriett, Clarence Pointer, Harold
Thomas, Ralph Tucker, Walter Con
nally, Edgar Connally, L. G. Sea
grave, J. N. Gatewood, R. H. Thomp
son, Louis Satterfield, Van Daniel,
Giles Mebane, James H. Newman,
J. H. Gunn, R. B. Holland, C. J.
OWqn, George Scott, G. G. Donoho,
C. D. Allen, Sandy Moore, John
Burton, R. T. Snapp, John Scott,
Tom Angle, V. C. Kilby, W. L. Mor
ton. D. L. Morton, Jerry Dixon, Joe
Mlehaffey, Edmund Thomas, V. H.
Stephens, S. M. Bason, C. W. Point
er. Luther Hudson and John Will
iams, Jr., V/. W. Willis, E. D. Thom
GUS DEERING TALKS
AT KIWANIS CLUB
Spoke on Things That Could Be
Done to Help Prevent Acci
dents in Roxboro.
CLUB APPROVES “COUNTRY
Gus Deering, local Kiwanian, was
the principal speaker at the Rox
boro Kiwanis club meeting last
Monday. Gus told the club mem
bers a number of things that could
be done in Roxboro to make driv
ing safer. He pointed out the fact
that Roxboro needed several stop
signals and that the parking law
should be enforced.
The club approved the idea of
converting a number of acres of
land at Lock Lily into a country
club. It has been proposed- to start
this club in the very near future
and gradually fix things there such
as a golf course, tennis courts, etc.
REV. ANDERSON TO
AT BETHEL HILL
Commencement Sermon Will Be
Delivered on Tuesday Even
ing May 12th.
SENIOR PLAY MAY BTH
The senior play. “Laugh Clown,” [
will be presented Friday night, May |
Bth, at 8 o’clock. This play has an (
excellent cast and is directed by
Miss Ruth Starling.
The) commencement sermon will
be preached by Rev. Henry B. An
derson, pastor of Grace Baptist
church, Durham, N. C. The sermon
will be in the school auditorium
Sunday afternoon, May 10th, at 3
On Tuesday evening, May 12th,
at 7:45 a brief class day program
will be given, followed by a liter
ary address by Carl Goerch and the
awarding of medals and diplomas.
The Boy Scouts of troop 49 had
their weekly meeting at the troop
meeting room in the basement of
the Community House. The roll was
called and dues collected. Two
games were played. The Scouts ad
journed with the Scout oath.
—Scribe. - 1
KU Kl.liX KLAN REAPPEARS IN GEORt,.
Unannounced and marching without official recognition pilot) hooded
klansmen silently joined Atlanta's Confederate Memorial Day parade.
Local papers omitted any reference to their appearance in the ceremonies
marking the celebration.
1 ROXBORO ARTIST
. Exhibition by Linwood Carver
, Makes Distinct Hit in New
i York City.
Linwood Carver, local artist, is
5 rapidly making a name for himself.
■■ Linwood has been busy all this
- week and last week painting por
- traits of people in Danville, Va. He
- has more work there and also has
a number of portraits to do in Rox
His painting of Bill Morgan made
a hit at the Grand Central Exhibit
of the Society of Independent Art
| ists in New York, and he has se
* cured several jobs there as a re
sult of his exhibit.
3 Art critics in Nqw York stated
_ that the work of Linwood was
among the best that was on exhibit
and they placed their orders with
r a friend who had the exhibit in
Mr. Carver expects to go to New
5 York in June for several weeks.
CA-VEL WINS WHILE
j ROXBORO AND HELENA LOSE
Lucky Strike blanked Hillsboro
3-0, Ca-Vel trounced Helena 14-6
’ and Creedmoor trimmed Roxboro
’ 13-4 in yesterday’s round of the
Central State League.
[ Ca-Ve) is holding to top place in
. ATTEND MEDICAL MEETING
IN ASHEVILLE THIS WEEK
Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Gentry, Dr.
B. E. Love and Dr. A. F. Nichols
attended the annual meeting of the
North Carolina Medical Society in
Asheville this week. About six
hundred doctors were present.
i IIUBERT ™;„ SI £
The Jack Pof at the Palace Thea
tre last night was for $75. The name
of Hubert Jackson was drawn, but
hq was not at either theatre and
could not receive the money,
r The Jack Pot for tomorrow at
I the Dolly Madison will be $75.
j ' U
"Wild" Bill Howard 6* Clyde *
"Jack” Oakley to Meet May 29
Bout Will Be Staged In Winstead Warehouse And Will Probably j,
Be For Ten Rounds. Two Or ThiJee Other Good Bouts Will w
Also Be On Card. h
It is very likely that “Wild” Bill
Howard will meet Clyde “Jack”
Oakley on May 29th, for ten fast
rounds of boxing. Howard had not
been interviewed early this morn
ing, but it was understood that he
is favorable to the match.
If it is staged it will be in the
Winstead Warehouse at 9:00 p. m.
For many months the boxing fans
of this county have wanted to see
these two fellows get in the ring
together. They are the heft two
boxers in the county and weigh ap
proximately the same, 150 pounds.
BETHEL HILL WILL i
1 SOON HAVE POWER
r Carolina Power and Light Com- (
f panv Expect to Start on Line
! in Very Few Weeks.
s APPROXIMATELY FIFTY
In a very short time the people
2 of Bethql Hill community will have
s lights and power. At the present
- time the Carolina Power and Light
Company is busy erecting the rural
3 line running to Prospect Hill. After
j. this line is completed, thle Bethel
Hill line will be started.
Approximatey fifty subscribers
have signified their intention of us
ing the Current from the beginning,
j More will probably subscribe to it
t The line will run for about one
j mile beyond the school,
j The Olive Hill line has also been
f approved and work will be started
,| on this a f ter thq Betlv l Hill line has !
Hurdle Mills now has power.
DRESSES BY BETHEL HILL
• STUDENTS IN WINDOW
I A very attractive window has '
’ i been displayed by Leggett’s De- 1
I I partment Store this week. This win- 1
■ dow was deeon-ted with a number 1
of dres'-t's made by students of *
‘ Bethel Hill E-onomics class and the 1
dresses were equal to any seen 1
HIGH SCHOOL GIRL
AT BOTH THEATRES 1
A true life story of a high school T
, girl led to a life of shame will be *
shown at the Palaoe and Dolly ’
Madison Theatres Saturday. May *
9th. at 11:30. J
For adults only. T
ATTEND MAY DAY FESTIVAL J
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Fox and Miss r
Rachel Fox spent the week-end in
Louisburg, N. C. They attended the
May Day Festival at Louisburg col
lege on Saturday. Their duaghter
Miss Cllte Fox, w bo is a student in j
the college, was maid of honor. 0
Bill and Clyde are good friends, h
they train together and help bach t(
other on every occasion, but when b
they get in the ring in oppbsite
comers you can wait for the fur S
to fly. Each man will be out to win
Two or three other bouts will be
scheduled. “Dee” Amos will prob- tl
ably feature in one of these. o
For the past three mpnths no
boxing bouts have been staged in n
Roxboro. It is thought that a card A
lilflq the above will pack the ware- tl
house from end to end. c
CLEAN UP WEEK
This week has be*n designat
ed as “Clean Up Week” in Rox
boro. All citizens are urged to
clean up their property and make
things look as nice as possible.
This announcement comes
from the officials of the City of
Roxboro, and they offer the use
of the City trucks to haul away
the trash. Just call James Harris,
REV. L. V. COGGINS
Spoke Before Hurdle Mills P. T.
A. on Wednesday. Final Pro
gram of Year.
The Hurdle Mill’s P. T. A. met on
Wednesday, April 29th for its final
program of the year. Rev. L. V.
Coggins delivered a very inspiring
address on “The Relation of the
Home and the School as Concerns
the Child.” Other guests present
were Mrs. Coggins and Little Miss
Coggins. We welcome these visitors
into our school at their convenience.
After the program was concluded,
the retiring president, Mrs. D. L.
Whitfield, vacated the president’s
chair, and the incoming president,
Mrs. Ruth Crumpton, was given the
reins of government for the year
Owing to the inclement weather,
only one other meeting has been
held since Christmas, at which time
our County Superintendent, Mr. R.
B. Griffin, addressed the local as
sembly, in a very impressive man
ner, on the “Standard Elementary
School, and The Place of the P. T. A.
in the Community.”
BH AT BETHEL
Ellen C'oxe Merritt is Valedic
torian of Senior Class.
ANNIE MAE PBANDON
On Tuesday night. May Bth, at
7:45, twenty-two seniors will be
graduated from Bethel Hill high
school. Ellen Coxe Merritt, daught
er of r> r . and Mr?. -T. H. Merritt, will
be valedictorian, having made the
highest average for the class during I
the four years of high school. AnnkJ
Mae Brandon, daughter of Mr. and j
Mrs. A. F. Brandon, will be salu
tntorinn, having made the second;
highest average during the four
Th'q list of graduates is as fol
Annie Mae Brandon, Minnie Har
ris, Hazel Jones, Ellen Coxe Mer
ritt, Gladys Murray, Musette O’-
Briant, Daisy Smith, Clara Woody,
H. S. Barnette, Guy Dixon, E. D.
Jones, Talmage Long, George Mur
ray, C. L. Perkins, Francis Powell,
Walter Rogers, Robert Sanford,
James Shotwell, Wallace Tingen, ?
Arthur Wrenn, Henry Woody, Mer
Dr. B. A. Thaxton owns a dairy.
He has a cow that he is very proud
of and for a very good reason.
Last week-end she presented the
dairy with twin calves.
JOHN BEASLEY IS COVERED BY
John Beasley, colored citizen of '
Roxboro, bought an accident policy
last week. It so happened that he
was on a ladder, about three stories 1
high, when the ladder slipped. John '
came down rather easy and was not !
hurt, but he immediately rushed up :
to*Thompson Insurance Agency and
bought an accident policy.
SKEET CLUB TO SHOOT
The Roxboro Skeet club will shoot
thq Durham Skeet club, at four
o’clock Saturday afternoon, May 9.
Practice shoot will be held to
morrow afternoon at four o’clock.
All those interested in shooting on
the Roxboro team are urged to
come out and practice.
I INTERESTING EVENTS
OF YEARS AGO
On Thursday, May 7,1828
Amercian Peace Society
AT HELENA SCHOOL
Dr. Crum Preaches Sunday Af
ternoon; Supt. Greer of the
Thomasville Orphanage to De
On Sunday afternoon Dr. Mason
Grum delivered an inspiring sermon
before the graduating class of Hele
na high school.
Other commencement plans for
Helena are announced as follows:
Friday evening, May 8, at 7:45 the
elementary grades will present an
Monday evening, May 11, at 8
o’clock the graduation exercises and
literary address will be presented.
Th<c address will be made by Sup
erintendent I. G. Greer of the
Thomasville Baptist Orphanage.
On Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock
there will be held the graduation
exercises and address for tha
seventh grade. The public is cordi
ally invited to any and all of these
Did Not Lose a Single Set in
Match Played Last Friday.
i The Roxboro high school tennis
; team continued its march of vic
. tories last Friday when they defeat
. ed Reidsville by the score of 6-0.
- Roxboro high has a splendid team
r and they are fast making a name
. in the tennis world.
Below is a summary.
F. Winstead over Balsey 6-4, 6-2.
Ball over Bery 6-2, 6-0.
Gardner over Trent 7-5, 6-2.
B. Winstead over Thompson 6-2,
, 6 - 2 -
F. Winstead and Gardner. Roxbo
■ ro. over Bery and Balsey 6-4, 7-5.
Ball and B. Winstead, Roxboro,
over Thompson and Trent 6-4, 6-3.
L. K. WALKER INJURED
Mr. L. K. Walker suffered severe
burns on his face last Friday when
he was filling the fire extinguisers
on the fire truck. One of the chemi
cal bottles explodel and he was injur
| ed on his face and arms.
At this time he is recovering.
MR. LEDBETTER WINS
FREE TRIP TO CUBA
Mr. D. W. Ledbetter wen a free
trip to Cuba ter being the high
man in a s-’en non*-'--- ••••» on tjy
the Philco Radio Coninonv ffg w jjj
be gone about two ’eaving
about the last of this month.
SANDY GRAHAM TO SPEAK
Raleigh, May s—Over * state-wide
radio network Sandy Graham, can
didate for the Democratic nomina
tion for governor, will speak to the
people of North Carolina on Friday
night, May 8, from 8 to 8:30 o’clock.
Mr. Graham is expected to give
particular attention to the relation
between the sales tax and the great
reduction in taxes on farms and
homes resulting from the removal
of local taxes for the support of
public schools. The r<„ord of one
of his opponents and the lack of
record of another will be stressed.
NOTICE AND ANNOUNCEMENT
We anq calling our Republican
County Convention for Saturday,
May 9th, at 2 o’clock at the Court
House, and we are pleased to an
nounce we will have with us our
State Vice Chairman, Mrs. Eugene
Hester, of Reidsville, N. C. We are
inviting everyone to attend this
convention and we urge the ladies
to come and hear Mrs. Hester as
she will bring an important mes
sage. Mrs. Hester organized the
Eastern Star in Roxboro and she
would be glad to have them to come
out to the meeting. Regardless of
politics come on and give her a
O. Y. CLAYTON, Chairman,
W. R. MINOR, Secretary.