Roxboro Is a growing city.
Watch it grow in 1936.
More business and better busi
ness can be found here than in
the average city this size.
IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU READ THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES.—IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE Os PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
VOLUME VII. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE
Wuianis Club Charter llight
Set lor lilondag, ilan. 13th
Lieutenant Governor E. L. Cloyd
to Deliver Principal Address
of Evening. Other Speakers
CURRIER IS TOASTMASTER
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club will
hold its annual Charter and Ladies’
Night banquet next Monday, Janu
The banquet will be held in the
Hotel Jones. Many members of
other clubs have been invited to
attend and all local Kiwinians are
expected to bring a lady—girl or
Lieutenant Govenor, E. L. Cloyd,
will make the princpjal address of
the evening. Ralph Barker, of Dur
ham will also address those pres
George Currier, local Kiwanian,
will act as toastmaster for the oc
casion. The address of welcome will
be by Sam B. Winstead. Mrs. .R. P.
Burns will respond to the welcome
Several forms of entertainment
have been prepared by the com
mittee and it is thought that this
banquet will be one of the best!
that the Roxboro Club has ever had.
The Roxboro Club has been or
ganized a little over two years and
is considered as being very good in
all respects. Around thirty-five
men of this county are members.
OF DEATH DATE
Clings to Belief That He Will
Escape Death Chair. Plans
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 7—News of
his death fate failed today to shake
Bruno Hauptmann’s calm and his
belief he will escape the electric
Col. Mark O. Kimberling, princi
pal keeper, informed Hauptmann
today that unless the court of par
dons intervenes he must die late
next week for the murder of
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. He told
Hauptmann the day and the hour —
reported to be 8 p. m., January 17.
Hauptmann’s set expression—
deep peering eyes and a faint trace
of a smile—never changed, Kimber
ling said. Neither did his story that
he obtained the Lindbergh ransom
money from Isidor Fisch, his furrier
partner, who later died in Germany.
To his spiritual adviser, the Rev.
John Matthiesen of Trenton, Haupt
mann displayed the same confi
“I won’t go out that door,” Haupt
mann said, nodding in the direction
of the big thick steel door a few
paces away, which leads to the exe
Smiling, he turned toward the
steel-grated iron entrance of the
little red brick death house, which
he entered February 16.
‘Til go out that one,” he said.
Hauptmann also received visits
today from his wife, Anna, and his
lawyer, C. Lloyd Fisher of Flem-
Ington. Mrs. Hauptmann, it is un
derstood, has taken up residence in
Plans for Hauptmann’s execution
went; forward despite the convening
o£ , ‘'tourt of pardons Saturday at
10:30 a. m.
Col. Kimberling sent out invita
tions to the 18 official witnesses.
The law provides a jury of 12.
two of whom must be physicians,
and six newspapermen must wit
■‘'-ness an execution. Mtost of the jur
ors will be newspapermen.
Coldly, the invitations said:
“You are hereby invited to be
present as a witness at the execu
tion by electricity of Bruno Richard
Hauptmann, No. 17400.”
Three doctors will be present to
pronounce Hauptman dead. They
are Dr. John A. Connelly, prison
medical director; Dr. Howard Wies
ler, the resident physician, and Dr.
Robert G. Stone, medical director
at Trenton state hospital.
Modern Garage Building on
Depat Street Reasonable Rent
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HURDLE MILLS ROAD
A letter from Campus M. Way
nick, chairman of the State High
way Commission, to Hugh Saw
yer, secretary of the Roxboro
Chamber of Commerce, states
that the road from Roxboro to
Hillsboro has been surveyed and
that they expect to start on the
road in the very near future.
This will probably be after the
weather gets better than it has
DR. LOVE SPEAKER
AT KIWANIS MEET
Boxing Match Staged Between
Jack Strum and Bill Minor.
Fight Was For One Round.
CHARTER NIGHT 13TH.
Dr. B. E. Love was guest speaker
of the Roxboro Kiwanis last Mon
day night. Dr. Love spoke on Civic
Club Work and delivered a splen
did talk. A vote of thanks was giv
en to him by the club for his talk.
A boxing match was staged be
tween Jack Strum and Bill Minor.
Each fellow had about twelve rub
ber balloons pinned to his coat and
the winner had to pop the other
fellow’s balloons first. Bill Minor
was declared the winner.
Announcement wias made of
charter night and ladies night
which is to be January 13th at the
hotel in Roxboro. Each Kiwanian
is expected to bring his wife or his
girl. The committee announced that
a good program had been prepared
and that all members could expect
a great night.
TO OPEN JAN. 13TH
Foyr Warehouses Are Ready
and Buyers Will be on Hand
to Wind up Season.
The Roxboro Tobacco Market
will re-open for the sale of the
balance of the crop on Monday,
There is some speculation as to
how much tobacco is left in this
county. Some say that twenty-five
percent is left, but some claim that)
there is not that much.
All warehouses are ready and
the buyers will be on hand.
Just how prices will be is hard
to say, but there is enough good to
bacc left for the price to remain
at a fair average.
MRS. JANE NEWTON
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Well-Known Person County Resi
dent Succumbs at Home of Son
After Long Illness
Mrs. Jane Newton, 89, died Tues
day morning at 2:30 o’clock at the
home of her son, A. D. Newton, in
the Moriah section of Person Coun
ty. Complications was given as the
cause for her death; in declining
health for several years.
She had been a member of the
Primitive Baptist 'church practical
ly all of her life.
In addition to one son, Mr. New-i
ton, Mrs. Newton is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Lelia Mangum,
of Rougemont; two brpthers, John
Williford, of Wendell and Andrew'
Williford, of Oxford; two sisters, j
Mrs. Elisabeth Newton, of Rouge-!
mont and Mrs. Emma Gray, also of
Rougemont; and several grand
Funeral services were held at 2
o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the!
home of her son, Mr. Newton, at
Moriah. Interment took place in the!
Bethany church cemetery. Elder 1
L. J. Chandler, her pastor, officiat
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Thin zinc finishes that are being
produced are resistant to finger
staining and tarnish from the air.
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HOUSE BONUS VOTE
i FRIDAY IS INDICATED
Financing Features of Bill Alt
ered Slightly by Ways and
Washington, Jan. 7—A veterans’
organization bonus bill, slightly
amended as to its financing fea
tures, tonight was steered toward
a house vote on Friday which Demo
cratic leaders conceded would ap
prove it by “an overwhelming ma
Speaker Bryns said there was no
disposition among the leadership to
postpone action on the bonus until
next week unless its backers want
that. Members of the appropriations
committee said they had no objec
tion to laying aside the independ
ent offices appropriation bill, which
is to come up tomorrow for general
Indicates Vote By Friday
That opened the door for the ways
and means committee to ask for a
rule on the bonus tomorrow, bring
it up for house discussions Thurs
day and a vote Friday.
The bill would authorize imme
diate cash payment of the bonus,
but offer a three percent interest
inducement to veterans not to cash
their adjusted service certificates
until 1945, the maturity date under
existing law. It would provide no
specific method of payment.
Refunding Clause Dropped
The ways and means committee
today decided to knock out a pro
vision that would refund all inter
est paid by veterans on loans on
the certificates, but kept another
that would cancel all unpaid inter
est on such loans.
Representative Vinson (D., Ky.),
one of the bill’s backers, said the
refund would have amounted to
$7,000,000 and that the cancellation j
would cost $288,000,000. The addi
tional cash outlay immediately on
enactment of the bill, backed by the
American Legion, Veterans o f
Foreign Wars and Disabled Ameri
can Veterans, still would be around
$1,000,000,000, he said.
Another change by the ways and
means committee will impose no ex
tra burden on the treasury, he con
tended. That alternation would
boost from 3 1-2 to 4 1-2 percent
the interest on bonds to be issued
to the United States government
life insurance fund by the treasury.
By issuing the bonds, the treasury
would make payment of loans made
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Frank Hancock To Seek
Re-nomination to Fifth District
Frank Hancock, Representative of the Fifth North Caro
lina District, made.the following statement here this week:
I am of course mindful of the mention of my name in the
public press as a probable candidate for the United States
Senate, and I do appreciate the interest manifested by my
friends throughout the State, which I shall gratefully remem
ber. However, in every County in the Fifth District friends
and co-workers with whom I have been associated for six years
and for whom I have an abiding affection and deep sense of
obligation urge me to remain at my present post. To me, their
dHI outweighs other considerations.
I shall therefore be a candidate to succeed myself as a
Representative in Congress from the Fifth North Carolina
PA D LOR TO OFFER
Seven Champions in the Billiard
World to Appear Here in a
Few WeVks. One Will Come
Every Two Weeks.
DETAILS AT LATER DATE
Mr. G. I. Prilliman, proprietor of
the Tuxedo Billiard Parlor of Rox
boro, has announced that he is
bringing seven billiard champions
to Roxboro in the very near future.
One will come every two weeks
until all have made their appear
Those who will be here are
among the best and it is reported
that they make every possible shot
that can be made. Some look im
This program will provide rare
entertainment for Person County
people this winter and is something
that they seldom get an opportuni
ty of seeing.
Full details will be given in this
paper at a later date.
SERIES OF FOUR
IN NEAR FUTURI
Four Excellent Performances
To Be Presented Here In Im
The Senior and Junior Women’
clubs of Roxboro are sponsorinj
four high class and delightful enter
tainments brought here by the Col
lins’ Management Services of Ro
Chester, N. Y. There is a wide va
riety in the nature of each show
making it all the more pleasurable
No amateurs, all well known sing
ers, actors and speakers.
Here they are in the order tha
they will come to us:
Jan. 15th Davis’ Light Opera Co
Jan. 22nd Lucille Elmore Revue.
Jan. 29th Frank Preston Johnson
Feb. sth Play—“ Paupers anc
Each one a week apart. These
dates were the only ones we coulc
secure from this well known man
agement this season. They unfortun
ately come on our prayer meeting
night, Wednesday, but we will sc
arrange the time that our church
shall come first.
Now is your time to stand by
these two civic departments of your
town. We are putting these on to
make some money and give you a
good time for it. All that we make
will come back to our town for a
hospital when the plan emerges
and takes definite shape. We ask
the loyal support of every citizen.
All it will cost you is a dollar season
ticket for all four fine shows.
Watch the Thursday papers for
Mrs. R. L. Wilburn and Mrs. Al
en Griffin, Presidents.
MISS FOUSHEE LOST
Miss Doris Foushee’s name was
Irawn last Wednesday night at the
Palace Theatre and had she been
present she would have received
The Jack Poti for next Wednesday
will be $60.00.
George 111. Kane Receives Silver
Beaver Ruiard Rt Council Hleet
JACKSON DAY SMOKER
A number of Roxboro citizens
were present at the Jackson Day
smoker last night at the Com
All heard the President of the
United States as he spoke and
enjoyed the talk to a great ex
Cigars and cold drinks were
enjoyed by all who were present.
D.J. BOWLES DIED
SATURDAY, JAN. 4TH
Decaesed Had Been 111 For Three
Days. Paralysis Cause of
Mr. Dewitt Jackson Bowles, age
52, passed away on Jan. 4, 1936 at
5 o’clock p. m. Paralysis was given
as the cause of his death.
Mr. Bowles was ill for three days.
He is the son of Samuel and Adline
Bowles. Surviving are two brothers,
Archie Bowles of Roxboro, N. C.
and John Bowles of Graham, N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
at Woody’s Funeral Parlor in Rox
boro at 2 o’clock on Monday, Jan.
6, 1936. Rev. W. F. West, assisted
by Rev. J. C. McGregor, was in
charge of the services.
Pallbearers were: W. R. Mangum,
C. C. Gravett, Fred Kirkman, Wyatt
Monk, Jim Davis and Hugh Day.
Interment followed in the Pierce
ADULT SCHOOL AT
Twenty-five Members Compose
First School Mrs. Pridgen
The W. P. A. is again sponsoring
an adult school at East Roxboro
this year. The class began this pass
ed Monday, and is composed of
twenty-five members. It is being
taught by Mrs. Beth B. Pridgen,
who so capably taught there last
year. On opening day much enthusi
asm was displayed among the stu
dents, who on hand to renew
their stuudies. A number of new
ones were also present. Classes are
being held each day from 12:30 to
5:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
TO RENEW AT ONCE
More Expiration Notices Mailed
Out This Week. Response Has
A number of expiration notices
have been mailed to subscribers of
the Person County Times this week.
If you receive a notice you are urg
ed to renew for the paper as soon
The expiration date of all sub
scriptions appears on the label of
the paper, for instance 10-36 would
mean that your subscription expires
in October, 1936. Please look at
your label now and if your time is
out renew if possible.
A number of notices were sent
out before Christmas and the re
sponse was excellent The publish
ers extend thanks to all who sent
a check or came by and paid the
The Egyptians of old stored food
and grain for periods of famine and
drought Man of today saves money
to safeguard him against the un
certainities of life. Adversity comes
when least expected and thus the
need tor savings.
Life Insurance is the best plan
ever devised by man to save. We
sell policies to cover every known
situation. Begin the New Year light
See us today!
THOMPSON INS. AGENCY,
E. G. Thompson, W. G. James.
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
Highest Possible Award o f
Cherokee Council Given to
Roxboro Leader at Meeting
in Leaksville Tuesday Night,
WON BY SWATZ LAST YEAR
George W. Kane, president of the
Person County Scout organization,
was presented the award of the
Silver Beaver at the annual meet
ing of Cherokee Council last Tues
day night, This is the highest award
that Cherokee Council can give. It
is given in recognition of service
in scout work.
This is the second year in suc
cession that this award has come to
this county. It was given to Clyde
Swatz last year.
Stanley C. Harris, director of
scouting, New York Ciity, delivered
the principal address of the even
ing. He dealt With scout work and
what it means to this nation. This
talk was regarded as one of the best
along its line that has been made
in this section.
A report of all activities from
each county was made. Roxboro’s
report was made by E. G. Thomp
son and proved that this county
was at the top of the list.
Those present from Roxboro were
George Kane, Anderson Timber
lake, Robert Long, Clyde Swatz,
David Brooks, Sam Merrit, Charlie
Harris, Charlie Wood, Hugh Sawyer
and E. G. Thompson.
FEARS FOR SUCCESS
OF OTHER NEW DEAL
ACTS IN COURT FELT
Uncertainty Continues Despite
Evidence of Optimism-
ROOSEVELT STAYS SILENT
Washington, Jan. 7—Widespread
uncertainty over the constitution
ality of many new deal laws con
tinued tonight despite optimistio
views expressed by staunch friends
in and out of congress.
Studying carefully the supreme
court’s decision smashing the AAA,
some close to the administration
privately expressed concern that
such laws as the social security,
Guffey coal control, Wagner labor
disputes and the railroad pension
acts might also be outlawed.
Few would comment publicly.
President Roosevelt was silent on
the subject. Meeting 210 reporters
at his press conference he was ques
tioned about his statement Friday
in his annual message to congress
that congress “has the right and can
find the means to protect its own
The President said it spoke for
itself and was in the form (of a
recommendation to congress.
When told that this was being
interpreted by some writers as in
jecting a constitutional issue into
the coming campaign, Mr. Roosevelt
remarked that he couldn’t comment
Says Wagner Act To Escape
During the day, J. Warren Mad
den, chairman of the Wagner labor
board, told reporters the labor dis
putes act was not affected by the
“The Wagner act,” he sjaid, “is
based on the commerce clause of
the constitution. The decision in the
AAA case has nothing to do with
the commerce clause.”
On Capitol hill, some new dealers
expressed the opinion that social se
curity, TVA and other Roosevelt
administration enactments would
stand the test of constitutionality.
But this opinion was far from uni
Senator Byrnes (D, S. C.), an ad
ministration leader, said he believed
IJiat the "court, as now constituted,
will kill the social security pro
i Senator Bankhead (D, Ala.), co
t author of the Bankhead cotton con
trol act now before*, the supreme
i court, said be did not believe the
court would uphold his act.
cfarion probably will be toads Mon
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