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HALIFAX FAIR AND
Opened Yesterday With Biggest And
Best Attractions Brer Seen In
Thfc Section i
The Halifax County Fair and To
bacco Exposition opened its gates
formally yesterday morning at nine
o'clock with one of the finest ex
hibits this section of the country has
ever beheld In tobaccos raised in
Halifax and surrounding counties.
Much progress has been made by
the growers during recent years and
this year's crop, which has surpass
ed',anything in the history of this
section, is ample evidence of^ the
?value of scientific study of the"" soil.
-Two of the most interesting ex
hibits from the growers' standpoint
are those of the Virginia Terracing
Company, illustrating in detail the
modern methods of terracing which
have proven uniformly, beneficial,
and that of the Soil Erosion people
of the United States Department of
The live stock exhibit is especially
large this year as is the poultry en
tries and the enthusiastic coopera
tion of the surrounding farmers is
conclusive proof that the absence of
the fair last year was a distinct
disappointment to them.
Tuesday was Children's Day and
bll children were admitted to the
Hrounds free until flve_ o'clock, and
Captain John Sheesley, manager of
, the Mighty Sheesley Shows furnish
ing the midway attractions, an
nounced a special reduction in ad
mission to all shows and rides dur
ing the day for their benefit The
youngsters went from one attraction
to another with untiring energy un
. til their .funds were depleted and
their faces were wreathed in smiles
of supreme content.
W. W. Wilkins, secretary-treasur
er, has arranged one of the most
entertaining of grandstand pro
Ben Beno, who is known in every
part of this country as well as in
many foreign countries, presents a
chair balancing act on the high
trapeze that is without equal.
The Aerial Bauers present a most
unusual and thrilling act. Harry
Bauers literally walks upside down
65 feet above the ground, with no
safety belt or net beneath him. This
act climaxes with Sue Bauer mak
ing a break-away atop the 70-foot
tower that is most spectacular.
The Riding Waltons featuring a
trio of the world's premier riders,
have been "enter ring features with
many of the larger circuses, as well
as the better vaudeville housed dur
ing recent years. In this act appears
Bess Costello, known to her many
admirers as the "Mae West of the
A team that has endeare^J them
|WILL BE SEEN AT HALIFAX CO. FAIR
OFF CROP LOANS
The Great Blllettt Troupe, pictured above, is one of the featured
attractions before the grandstand at the Halifax County Pair and
Tobacco Exposition held this week in South Boston.
This family of high wire artists are Internationally known and pre
sent an act that is without equal. They do a series of difficult feats,
such as bicycle riding, leap frog, human pyramiding and headstands
on a tight wire 60 feet above the ground without net.
They have spent many years under old European masters perfecting
their art and the finished performance they give for a breathless au
dience is the result of hard work in training,
selves to thousands during their en
gagement at the larger Pairs are
The All-American Flyers, featuring
Joe Siegrist, who performs a double
somersault, making a two spin turn
before returning to the platform
while blindfolded and tied in a bag.
He Is assisted by Bebe Siegrist and
The Siegrists have a most charm
ing little daughter, Joan, who will
in a few years win many laurels of
The Billetti troupe, high wire
performers, give an exhibition of
such skill and daring that leave you
The program is concluded with a
most elaborate display of fireworks,
including multicolored starshoots
and mammoth sets beautifully de
In addition to the grandstand
program" the Mighty Sheesley Mid
way 'present many and varied- at
tractions. There is a feature to
appeal to all individuals in their
desire for entertainment and after
a tour of the exhibit halls, much
enjoyment will be had by a visit to
Mrs. John B. Neathery, aged 57,
a resident of Somerset Mill com
munity, died Saturday morning at
4:00 following an illness of about
three months duration. Her death
was caused by kidney trouble with
complications. Mrs. Neathery Is
survived by her husband, .John B.
Neathery, and four children, two
sons, Clark Neathery of Route 1,
Roxboro, and Robert Neathery of
Roxboro, and two daughters, Mrs.
Calvin Rimmer of Swepsonville,, N,
C., and MioS Ivey Neathery of this
Funeral services were conducted
from the home at Somerset Sun
day afternoon" at 2:00, with Rev.
Roy W. Monk officiating. Mrs.
Neathery had been a member of Flat
River Primitive Baptist Church for
about eight years, and before that
was a member at Wheelers Baptist
Church. Pall-bearers were: Messrs.
Robert Wrenn, Floyd Allison, A. R.
Crabtree, Algin Allison, Hobart Mc
Cullock and Arthur Neathery. Flor
al-bearers were: Misses Jodie
Neathery, Grace Hudgins, Rosa Al
lison. Onnie Allison. Gladys Allison.
Viola Garrett, Mildred Painter, and
Mesdames Esfcelle Gentry, James
Evans, Annie Terry and Nora Colder.
Mrs. Neathery was buried in Burch
wood cemetery annex immediately
following the funeral services.
At Mt. Harmony
Parent-Teachers Association Will
Present Good Time On Friday
Evening, Oct. 12th
The Parent-Teachers' Association
is presenting an old time fiddlers'
convention on Friday, Oct. 12th, at
7:45 P. M. In the auditorium of the
Mt. Harmony high school. The pro
gram. however, will be interspersed
with a few popular song and novel
ty numbers for the sake of variety.
The proceeds will go to' purchase
of* science laboratory equipments to
standardize the high school.
Prizes will be awarded in the va
rious musical contests. All the mu
sical talent In the vicinity is In
vited to attend and take part. Re
freshments will be sold. Everybody
is invited; popular prices.
TO MEET OCT. 16
(By A. O. Bullard)
The regular October meeting of
the Providence Fanners Club will
be held in the club house & Provi
dence Tuesday night, Oct 18, at
7:30 o'clock. The fanners in this
community will please note the
change in the regular meeting date
that was changed at the last meet
This Is a very important meeting
as -plans will be niade for . working
out a farming program for the com
munity during the coming year.
This wide-awake group of good
farmers have a nice organization to
sponsor community activities and in
vite others to join them in making
Providence community one of the
best In Person County.
During the. summer months at
tendance ha* dropped off and now
that the harvesting season is about
over, we hope that all erf our old
group will return and help us make
this year one of our best.
LIVING ROOM SUITE
To newlyweds or about to be's and to those who
are in the market for new furniture we offer the
best in the way of furnishings for the heme. The
beautiful living-room suite shown above is just one
example of our complete stock. It is sturdily built,
and upholstered in a selection of lovely patterns.
This dining-room suite is built for years of ser
vice, made up in a beautiful design, and priced so
as to meet your pocket-book.
Roxboro Furniture Store
Court Street L Roxboro, N. C.
Columbia, 8. C.. Oct. 8.?Farmers
of North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia and Florida have already
repaid over $3,500,000 to the produc
tion credit associations of the four
states, according to Bmest Graham,
president of the Production Credit
Corporation of Columbia. The great
er portion of this money.' he said,
has come from tobacco growers, but
cotton growers also are now making
payments of their loans.
Farmers of North Carolina, which
has the biggest tobacco area of any
of the-four states, have already re
paid approximately 50 per cent of
their loans from the production
credit association ,Mr. Graham said.
Detroit, Oct. 4.?Chevrolet Motor
Company again-led the entire in
dustry in passenger car and in
truck registrations in the United
States during August, the company
announced today. Full returns from
all states, Just completed, give Chev
rolet a total of 71,413 units, or a
lead of 3,001.
Chevrolet obtained 373 per cent
of the passenger car registrations In
its price class, and 42.8 per cent of
the truck registrations in its weight
N. & W. SHOP'S
Norfolk and Western Railway
employees of the Roanoke, Va.,
shops have "made a remarkable saf
ety record, according to the current
Issue of the Norfolk and Western
Magazine. Approximately 2,500 of
the railroaders worked nearly two
million man-hours from March 30
to August 28?about five months?
without a single reportable injury.
The freight car shop employees of
the Roanoke plant .rounded out
nearly twelve months on August 31
with about 350.000 man-hours to
their credit without a single report
FOUND! What is believed to be
Adam and Eve's original home. Sur
prising relics indicate the Sahara
desert may have been where man
evolved. Read this interesting story
in the American Weekly, the maga
zine which comes with the BALTI
MORE SUNDAY AMERICAN, issue
of October It. Buy your copy from
your favorite newsdealer or newsboy,
There is a revival in silo building
in Gaston County with some dairy
men digging trench silos and other
erecting the vertical type.
^ South Boston, Va.
OCTOBER 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
In The Exhibition Buildings a Showing
of the Finest Products of Six; Counties
Plus the Greatest
EVER HELD IN THIS SECTION
Twice Daily at 3:30 and 8:00 P. M.
SPECTACULAR CIRCUS ACTS .
DAZZLING DISPLAY FIREWORKS
ON THE MIDWAY
Mighty^ Sheesley Shows
30 ? Railroad Cars ? 30
20 ? Shows ? 14 ? Rides
Admission - Adults 25c
Autos 25c - - Grandstand 25c
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