INTERESTING EVENTS OP
SEVERAL YEARS AGO
On Thursday, Jan. 30, 1649,
King Charles of England lost his
head on the chopping block.
Watch this space for interesting
events that happened on Thurs
day, the publication date of the
IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU READ THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOR AI.I. THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
Rotarians Observed badies night
Rt Community House bast Thurs.
Major Bowles Amateur Hour
Staged With Rotarians as |
Actors; Cris Waggoner act
ed as Major in Splendid Man
J. S. WALKER PRESIDED
Ladies night of the Roxboro Ro
tary Club last Thursday night was
a complete success from start to
President Jim Walker presided,
and delivered the address of wel
come. This was responded to by
Mrs. W. F. West. The program was
then turned over to George W.
Kane who kept things humming for
the amusement of over one hundred
The program consisted of an
Amateur Hour and Cris Waggoner
acted as Major Bowles. Had the
Major been present he would have
been sure that he had charge of
the program. Waggoner was almost
an exact duplicate from his voice
on down, or up.
All of the acts were so very good
that Major Bowles had to ring the
bell only one time. The crowd was
laughing and enjoying the acts from
beginning to end.
Wheeler Newell probably took
first prize with a little act that was
not on the program.
A delicious dinner was served to
all before the program at the Com
munity House. Turkey, with all the
side dishes, and ice cream and cake
were on the menu.
TO RENEW AT ONCE
Thanks Extended to All Who
Have Been Kind Enough to
Part With One Buck For the
The publishers of the Times wish
to thank all who have been kind
enough to part with a dollar and
thereby renew their subscription
to this paper. Many renewed this
month, but some have evidently
overlooked the matter. Naturally it
was an oversight and now that it
has been called to their attention
the publishers are sure that the
money will be here at an early
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SMALL CHILD DIED
OF SEVERE BURNS
Lived for Three Days After Ac
cident. Rushed to Watt’s Hos
Emma Mae Shelton, age 5, died
of bums she suffered three dayg
before her death. She was the
daughter |of Mr. and Mrp. Oscar
Shelton of Jalong, N. C. The open
fire caught her clothing and despite
heroic efforts on the part of rela
tives she was seriously burned.
The child was taken to Watt’s hos
pital where she was found to have
been burned badly all over the
She is survived by her mother,
father and one sister, Annie Marie
Shelton. The funeral services were
conducted at Jalong Baptist church
»tjl o’clock Monday afternoon, Jan
uary Vh Rev. J. C. McGregor was
the officiating minister.
Fall bearers were: Lester Royster,
Otis Jacjcson, Bennie .Johnson, and
Edward Harris. Flower bearers
were Ada Jackson, Hallie Royster,
Bailie Adcock and Rena Johnson.
Interment followed immediately
to* Harris cemetery.
* Mate Warrants Fee Sale at \
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER TWENTY-EIGHT
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More than three years of piloting
the ship of state through troubled
political waters have not noticeab
ly dimmed the Roosevelt smile, as
shown in the above comparison. Hie
top picture was taken shortly be
fore his 51st birthday in 1933, the
lower ]photo shortly before his 54th
birthday, Jan. 30, 1936.
S. O S. CALL BY
Urge the People to Come to the
Play on February sth to Keep
Club From Getting in Debt.
The play, “Paupers and Pews,”
sponsored by the Women’s Clubs
of Roxboro will be given on the
night of February sth at the High
School auditorium at 8:30.
This is no amateur play, but one
given by expert and experienced
actors under the Collins Manage
ment of Rochester, New York. It
is full of interest from beginning
to end—full of pathos and comedy.
The Women’s Clubs are sending
out an S. O. S. call to Roxboro
people and our county people who
are friends of civic organizations to
come to this play next Wednesday
night and keep them from going
deep into the hole of expenses, and
for them to keep faith that there
are people who enjoy good enter
Single admissions, adults, 25c;
children of school age 10c.
We are like the man who sudden
ly found himself in a mighty tight
place and he prayed, "O Lord, you
know I ain’t bothered you in a long
time and if you’ll just come and
help me now I won’t ever bother
NO JACK POT WINNERS
The name of Errol Morton, Jr.,
was drawn at the Palace Theatre
last night as winner of the Jack
Pot of $40.00. Errol was not pres
ent and lost 40 bucks.
The name of Clyde Wright was
drawn last Saturday at the Kid
dies Jack Pot and neither was Clyde
The adult Jack Pot next Wednes
day will be $60.00. The Kiddjp*
have SB.OO to lode forward to.
Hilman Long, small son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Long of Route 3,
Roxboro, was taken to Watt’s hos
pital last week where he Is being
treated for typhoid
CHAMPION TO BEAT
James Caras Will Appear in an
Exhibition Next Thursday at
3:00 P. M. Public Cordially In
vited to Witness Exhibition.
James Caras, 25-year-old Wilming
ton, Del., youth and newly-crowned
world’s pocket billiards champion,
who will appear at Tuxedo Billiard
Parlor on Feb. 6th at 3:00 P. M.
was discovered by C. A. Storer,
president of the National Billiard
Association of America, under whose
auspices the youthful cueist comes
to Roxboro, N. C.
Storer heard of Caras’ prowess in
his offices in Chicago and imme
diately set sail for the east to give
the youthful tyro the once over.
Caras lived up to all the praises
that had been sung of his cue abili
ty and was given an opportunity
to compete in the eastern sectional
qualifying tournament for the
world title event. He came through
with flying colors by winning it
from a select field and going on to
further fame by finishing as run
ner-up to the renowned Ralph
Greenleaf in the 1932 world champ
In the 1934 title event he finish
ed a bang-up fourth. Then came the
last world tournament for the most
coveted of all pocket billiards titles,
which was held in the roof garden
of Hotel Pennsylvania, New York,
last December. The “Greek Demon”
lived up to the expectations of his
legion of admirers by annexing the
world crown. In doing so, he ac
complished the seemingly impos
sible feat of defeating Erwin Ru
dolph, a three times former champ
ion, twice in succession. Caras first
tied Rudolph for the lead by smoth
ering him under a 125 to 21 count
in the final game of the regular
round-robin schedule. The follow
ing night, in the play-off for the
championship, the youngster again
buried Rudolph under the top
heavy score of 125 to 53; requiring
but 16 innings to pocket his 125
balls on the new purple cloth.
Caras thus becomes the young
est champion pocket billiards has
known since the greatest of them
all, Ralph Greenleaf, annexed his
title in 1919 at the age of nineteen.
Caras’ play during his ten games
was the most consistent seen since
the palmiest days of Greenleaf and.
incidentally, he grand averaged 8.14
ffor his regular nine games; the
highest average compiled by a win
ner since Greenleaf’s phenomenal
years of expert play. He had a high
run of 104 and a best game of six
innings during the title competition.
A deliberate and painstaking shot
maker, Caras still is improving and
seems destined to remain at the
top of his profession for many a
Caras was bom in Scranton, Pa.,
in 1910, but now makes Wilmington,
Del., his home. Not unlike many of
the other star billiardists he gain
ed early practice in his father’s bil
liard room, later playing in the)
Y. M. C. A.
There are no better or more dar
ing shot-makers than the youthful I
Caras and his position play has
gained favorable comment through
out the country. He will demon
strate this during his two hour ex
hibition, as well as offering a free
instructive lesson on billiard funda
mentals to both men and women
and a unique display of fancy shots.
NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
Morris Telephone Company has
issued a new telephone directory
which they are now placing in the
homes and offices of subscribers.
The use of this directory in call
ing by numbers will assure sub
scribers of better service.
CONTRACT FOR UNDERPASS
He contract for the railroad un
derpass at the Brooksdale crossing
was placed on Wednesday of this
Cobb & Homewood of Chapel
Hill were the low bidders. Their
price was $43,436.95.
DRESS UP YOUR TABLE
We have some nice sets of China
dinnerware. 32 piece sets as low
as $4.05 a set 62 piece seta as
low as $22.95.
Jewjders. . fiTF
A scene from “Paupers and Pews” to be presented at High
School Wednesday night, February sth.
Roxboro Merchants Ready
To Conduct Largest Trade
Event In Many Years
FIVE WEEKS MERCHANDISING ANU PRIZE CAMPAIGN
TO BE STARTED NEXT WEEK.
’ Campaign Will be Conducted by a Campaign Director Employed
by the Roxboro Merchants for the Duration of Five Weeks;
Twelve Merchants Already Entered to Sponsor Campaign;
Similar Campaigns Have Been Conducted in Other North
; Carolina Cities With Surprising Results.
With the view of stimulating February and March business a num
■ her of local progressive merchants have entered into a plan for conduct
’ ing a five weeks merchandising and sales campaign; the campaign to
® begin Monday, February 3rd and end at 8 o’clock on the evening of
’ March 7th.
, J The plans embrace: The offering of three valuable prizes, a 1936
model Chevrolet, Standard Coach, a $119.50 Frigidaire, and a beautiful
, SIIO.OO Philco Cabinet Radio.
j Everybody would be invited to participate in a contest for these
. prizes; the one obtaining the most votes to receive first prize, the next
j highest, second prize, and third highest, the third prize, of course.
i Every contestant would have the
same opportunity as the next one
• to win one of the big prizes. Con
! testants would receive their votes
i during the campaign on purchases
! they, their family or their friends
make in the stores co-operating in
i the campaign. There would also be
1 set days during which the number
of votes on Special Items in each
: store would be raised considerably.
Another feature which would get
thousands of extra votes for the
contestants would be the gathering
of junlc, such as scrap iron, old
newspapers, magazines, burlap bags,
clean rags, tires, etp. This Junk
would be turned into Campaign
Junk Barn, and the contestant giv
-1 en credit with extra votes for what
■ ever amount they brought in.
The standing of all contestants
will be posted daily between the
hours of twelve and two o’clock in
the stores of all participating mer
chants, and in each issue of the
I The campaign is to be conduct
ed impartially by a Campaign Di
rector and Assistant Campaign Di
rector employed by the merchants
for the duration of the drive.
Votes also will be awarded for
all payments of old accounts during
the five weeks of participation.
Final tabulation of ballots would
be checked by three prominent
citizens, designated by the mer
chants, and the prizes awarded from
the stage of the Palace Theatre.
Campaign Headquarters are be
ing secured this week, and a double
page announcement of details of the
campaign will be published in
Thursday’s issue of the Times. At
this writing, a number of nomina
tions have already been suggested
for various contestants, and it is ■
confidently expected that during the
duration of the five weeks Cam
paign considerable friendly rivalry
and enthusiasm will prevail among
the many contestants to be entered
in an effort to win the three valu
able prizes, which will be on dis
play during the five weeks of the
Twelve leading merchants at this
time have already agreed to spon
sor the Campaign, and it is expected
that several other merchants will
enter before Saturday, at which
time entries for merchants particl
patin in the campaign will be clos
ed. Merchants desiring to partici
pating in the campaign will be clos
with Philip L. Thomas, or any of the
other merchants sponsoring the
Trade Event, any of whom will be
glad to explain fully all plans re
lating to the proposed Campaign.
Similar campaigns, it is learned,
have been conducted in other cities
of the South with surprising results,
particularly in Sanford, N. C., where
sales during the campaign reached
unprecedented heights through
greatly increased cash business,
payment of old accounts, and the
sale of trade cards for anticipated
FOURTH SNOW FELL
Thermometer Dropped to Four
Above on Monday Night and
Remained Cold All Day.
A three-inch snow, welcomed by
the kids and a little dreaded by
some of the older ones, again cov
ered Roxboro and the sourrounding
sections on Sunday night for the
third time this year. After two
threatening days, it began falling
about 5 o’clock in the afternoon and
steadily came down until eleven
o’clock that night. Thermometers
dropped 10 degrees, water pipes
froze, and everybody shivered from
the cold. On Monday the weather
grew colder as the day passed and
on Tuesday the thermometer reg
istered 4 above, thus establishhing
a new low for the year. The local
dealers were very busy delivering
fuel, and in many instances their
supply ran out. In most of the homes
about twice as much coal was
burned as was used these same
days last week. A great many of
the older people have said that this
is one of tha worst winters they
have witnessed in their many
On Wednesday night snow again
starting coming down making the
fourth of the season. As the paper
goes to press the snow continues
R. C. A. RADIO DEALER
Hall’s Shop has received the ap
pointment as R. C. A. Radio dealer
In Person County. Mr. James Car
ver will have charge of Am radio
department and win be glad to give
> you a demonstration. , , ,
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
R. T. Fountain In
For Several Hrs.
Candidate for U. S. Senate to
Succeed Sen. J. W, Bailey
Stated That He Was Well
Pleased With His Refceptfion
Over the State.
HAS BEEN IN THREE
FOURTHS OF COUNTIES
Former Lieutenant Governor
Richard T. Fountain of Rocky
Mount, N. C. was in Roxboro Jan.
24th shaking hands with friends and
new acquaintances. He is candidate
for U. S. Senate to succeed Sen.
J. W. Bailey in the coming June
Mr. Fountain had the following to
say concerning Mr. Bailey. “Sen.
Bailey opposed all legislation pro
posed by the President and Con
gress in the interest of the farmer
and general business in original
form. He not only did not support
these measures but offered amend
ments which if adopted would have
nullified the very act which in
creased the farmers’ income from
his growing crops and stock. He
believes the farmer could work
out his problems without govern
mental protection as an individual.
Yet he voted to sustain the hold
ing companies, believing that these
great special interests have a right
Mr. Fountain further stated that
since the Supreme Court had over
ruled the measure passed for the
benefit of the farmers, it is more
necessary that the state of North
i Carolina have a representative in
! the U. S. Senate who would work
with the Democratic leadership of
; Congress in trying to work out a
( program which will rehabilitate ag
riculture is a national problem.
Mr. Fountain when asked as to
! how he was finding conditions, stat
' ed he had made short trips in
about three-fourths of the counties
• of the state and that he had been
i pleased with his support and vari
. ous receptions.
FOR BABY BONDS
TO COME FORTH
Many State That They Are
Going to Pay Bills or Pur
chase Articles That They Have
Been Needing for Many Years
Some Will Hold Bonds.
Veterans in this county, who are
due to receive their bonus pay
ment soon, are already talking
about what they are going to do
with the money. Around thirty
thousand dollars will come here in
the way of “Baby Bonds.” Just how
many of them will be cashed in is
hard to say.
A large majority of those, who
have been questioned, stated that
they were going to pay their debts,
or pay as far as the money would
go. Others stated that they were
going to make purchases and some
stated that they would hold on to
the Bonds for a while.
A majority of the veterans want
ed to see the bonus paid. Some stat
ed that they did not want to ex
press an opinion.
The money will help in this coun
ty, as all money does. Everyone will
share in it in the long run—the
butchers, the baker, the banker, the
the insurance men and so forth
WINE WITH FOOD
For the next several weeks the
Rock Inn Service Station will run
a number of ads on “tested wine
recipes.” The announcement ad is
in today”s Times.
If you like wine on your food
< you will want to follow thta ad
MercpuMUe MMtag, Suitable