INTERESTING EVENTS OF
SEVERAL YEARS AGO
On Thursday, Feb. 13th, 1879,
the first passenger train went
into New Mexico.
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 ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
TO CLEAR WALKS
IN FRONT OF HOMES
Town Ordinance to the Effect
That All Sidewalks Shall be
Cleared in Reasonable Length
of Time After Snow.
ROAD WALKING IS
Pointing out that walking in the
roads of Roxboro was really dan
gerous, City Manager James Harris
has requested that all people clear
the sidewalks in front of their homes
as early as they possibly can.
There is a town ordinance that
states that each property owner is
responsible for the removal of the
snow in front of his own property
as early after the snow as is reas
onable. Much of the last snow is
still on the walks of Roxboro mak
ing it impossible for people to walk
any where except in the roads.
Mr. Harris is aware of the fact
that it may snow again before this
notice is printed, but he is very
anxious to get something done
about all this snow if it is possible.
He will appreciate your coopera
tion in this matter.
IN FOLDERS ISSUED
Power Company Offers Veterans
Free Facts About Adjusted
Realizing that thousands of form
er soldiers, sailors and marines, who
are entitled to participate in the
settlement of the bonus as authoriz
ed by the recently enacted law, do
not understand the proper method
of applying for the Baby Bonds,
the Carolina Power & Light Co.,
has issued a folder which fully
explains every detail of how the
Adjusted Compensation settlement
can be secured.
According to P. L. Cashwell, Dis
trict Manager of the Carolina Pow
er & Light Co., any ex-service man
or others interested in the matter
can secure a copy of this informa
tive folder at the company’s office
without cost or obligation.
“There are so many reports and
rumors as to the best method of
procedure in anplying for a settle
ment of the Bonus that our Com
pany has issued this folder as a
courtesy to the former service men
in our territory,” says Mr. Cashwell,
“and we have a copy for everyone
who desires correct information on
this subject. As settlement will be
made in the order in which appli
cations are received, it is important
ant that veterans acquaint them
selves with the facts as soon as pos
sible and our folder will tell exactly
how to proceed in making an appli
Veterans do not have to be pat
rons of the Carolina Power & Light
Company to secure the folder as a
sufficient supply is on hand for
every ex-se|rvice man in this vi
MUCH SICKNESS IN
CITY! AND COUNTY
«FI U ” in a Mild Form Threatens
to be a Regular Epidemic
There appears to be an epidemic
of a mild form of influenza in Rox
boro and Person County. The pro
longed cold wave, which the people
have suffered for such a long while,
is believed to be the cause
of the epidemic. Some des
cribe it as deep cold, others grip,
or flu; at any rate many are con
fined to their beds, and are under
the doctor’s care. Local drug stores
are very busy filling prescriptions
and delivering sick room aids. The
jjdbctors’ telephones are being an
swered very frequently for calls
from the sick.
A few cases of pneumonia have
been reported and if the bad weath
er continues, there will very like
ly be many cases. Weather fore
casts say more snow.
In some instances business con
cerns have been handicapped be
cause of sickness of employees. -
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
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Record-shattering storms that swept down from the Canadian northwest gripped Niagara Falls in
sufc-zer-i temperatures for days, fettering the flow of the mighty cataract. Here is a view of the
.American side of the falls, from the gorge. The entire falls and gorge froze so solidly that hun
dreds of spectators took advantage of the opportunity to walk about at the foot. f
Refunding Plan of Roxboro
Has Roui Reen Completed
Indebtedness of $561,000 Has
Been Refinanced and All In
terest With Exception of One
Year is Included in the Plan.
NEW BONDS ARE SIGNED
The refunding plan of the city of
Roxboro was completed this week
and the entire amount og $561,000
has been refinanced. All of the in
terest with the exception of one
year was included in the plan.
Roxboro is one of the very few
cities to ever refinance its entire
indebtedness. The present board
has worked on it for several months
and the board before this one also
worked on the same proposition.
New bonds have been signed by
G. J. Cushwa, city clerk, and have
been turned over to the Local Gov
ernment Commission. The job is
over and people of Roxboro have
reason to be thankful.
It was thought at one time that
Roxboro would never be able to get
out of the hole that she was in. Re
funding was the only plan and it
took months to accomplish this.
It is very necessary that the city
collect every cent that is due it
from now on as default under the
new plan would be too bad.
The commissioners, the city at
torney, the Mayor, and the City
Manager all deserve a vote of
MRS. E. B. PLEASANT
DIED SUNDAY, DEC. 22
Bettie Elizabeth Pleasant, of the
Hurdle Mills community, who pass
ed away at her home Sunday morn
ing, Dec. 22, 1935, had been in fail
ing health for several years and
confined to her room for a year
or more before her death.
For many years Mrs. Pleasant
had been a loyal member of Lea’s
Chapel Methodist church and par
ticipated in its services as long as
her health permitted. She was a
true Christian, a lovable character,
and her smiling face and gentle
helpfulness are greatly missed by
her loved ones and friends.
Surviving her are her husband,
E. B. Pleasant; two daughters, Mrs.
Bertha Terry and Miss Lillian Pleas
ant of Hurdle Mills; four sons, A.
J„ W. S„ and H. P. of Hurdle Mills,
and M. Y., of Durham, N. C. Twd
sisters, Mrs. Hattie Willis of Leas
burg and Mrs. D. L. Oliver of Rox
boro also survive.
Funeral services were conducted
from Lea’s Chapel at 2:00 o’clock
Monday, Dec. 23, 1935 with her pas
tor, Rev. E. B. Craven, and R6v.
Traynham, of Leasburg, officiating.
Active pallbearers were her neph
ews. Interment followed immedi
ately In the church cemetery.
E. B. CRAVEN, Pastor.
State Warrants For Sale at
500,000 extra votes plus regu
lar votes on each subscription at
SI.OO, new or renewal, to the
Times from Friday until Thurs
Renew or subscribe at once.
This is an easy way to pile up
votes. Help your favorite candi
date by renewing today.
808 DAY HURT
Mr. Bob Day, Person County
farmer, had the misfortune to fall
and break a wrist as he attempted
to cross the street in Roxboro Wed
nesday. The fall was caused by the
slippery surface of the street. Mr.
Day was rushed to a local doctor’s
office where the broken limb was
State Department Os Public
Welfare Is Explained In better
Will Have Trained Field Staff
Who Will Be Able to Render
a Constructive Service in the
Field of Social Work.
MERRITT IN CHARGE
In presenting the expansion of ac
tivities of the State and county wel
fare departments, the January
news letter carries a news
story of paramount interest to those
who are concerned with the state’s
welfare program. Not since 1917
when the State Board of Charities
and Public Welfare was reorganized
has anything happened having such
a vital bearing upon the work now
being carried forward by the State
Board. When the final relief grant
was made to North Carolina upon
the liquidation of ERA, sufficient!
funds were included for the pur
pose of integrating the remaining
relief activities with the State De
partment of Public Welfare. Ac
cordingly, when he budget was set
up, approximately $200,000 was
earmarded for this purpose and the
money made available to the De
partment the first of the year. Just
what that will mean to North Caro
lina may be considered from two
standpoints—t h e expanded state
service that has been made possible
and a strengthened county welfare
The State Board, through addi
tional trained field staff, will be
able to render a much more con
structive service in the field of so
cial work than it has been possible
to do heretofore. There is being
set up in the State Department a
Division of Field Social Work with
a Director in charge and five or
six field representatives. These rep
resentatives win have a given num
ber of counties and win be avail
UNTIL MONDAY MORN
Snow, Ice, Slippery Roads, Froz
en Water Pipes, All Contribute
to Necessity of Closing.
The city schools, as well as those
all over the county, are to remain
closed the rest of the week due to
the 12-inch snow which fell on
[Thursday night and Friday of last
I week. Since that time school of
ficials have not seen fit weather
and road conditions to justify re
opening. Already quite a large num
ber of days have been lost in the
city schools. By Monday a total of
13 days will have been missed since
the Christmas holidays. This rep
resents nearly a school month, and
this means that the closing date in
the Spring will necessarily come
much later than usual.
All this goes to prove that this
is really being a rough winter, for
Roxboro schools do not close un
less it is honestly necessary.
able to advise with and help the
local agencies regarding both the
state and county welfare work.
In addition to the routine duties
of the County Superintendent of
Public Welfare the enlarged coun
ty unit will be responsible for cer
tification of relief clients to WPA,
CCC, Resettlement, and other Fed
eral agencies. It will also be re
sponsible f jr the certification of re
lief clients eligible to receive sur
plus Commodities. In every coun
ty welfare department a social
worker will be appointed as cer
tifying agent or director of appli
cations, who will also serve as as
sistant to the Superintendent of
Public Welfare in the routine work
of the department.
Miss Anna Cassatt, formerly Di
rector of Social Service in the North
Carolina Emergency Relief Admin
tration, has been appointed Direc
tor of the Division of Field Social
Work in the State Department of
Public Welfare Department. The
field representatives that have been
appointed are: Miss Victoria Bell
of Hickory, Miss Lessie Toler of
Raleigh, Mr. T. L. Grier of Raleigh,
Mr. Jas. T. Barnes of Wilson, and
Mr. S. J. Hawkins of Fayetteville.
Their first and immediate job has
been the setting up of the certify
ing services in the county welfare
Overnight, ft might almost be
said, the program of the State
Board of Charities and Public Wel
fare has, in actuality, become state
wide in operation. In turn, by reas
on of the expansion, the counties
will be able to do a better job for
the state in ths matter of school
attendance, parole work and in the
performance of certain other duties
for which they are responsible by
law. r-v t :.rrt-- i
Many Contestants Now Working
Hard in Merchants Campaign
NEW COURSE OPENS
The University Extension Division
will begin a new course in Sociology
next Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 P. M.
in the Central School in Roxboro.
Dr. R. P. Vance of the Sociology
Department of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill will
teach the class. It will be a course |
in Social Problems known as So
ciology 42 in the University. This
course will carry both credit and
certification credit. Any new stu
dents coming in now will have time
to complete the course before the
school term is out.
RABBITS AND BIRDS
FARE HARD IN SNOW
Reports Are That Rabbits Can
be Found Dead by the Dozen.
Snow and ice practically every
day since Dec. 22nd has been very
hard on the wild life of this county.
Just how hard it has been is hard;
to tell as people can’t yet get out j
in the fields or woods.
The report is current that you
can find any number of dead rab
bits, either starved of frozen. Very
few reports on quails are available
although the hunters are afraid
that they have suffered in a large
measure from bad weather—much
more than if people had been after
them with the gun.
There has been very little hunt
ing since before Christmas and
there will be very little more this
season as the game law will be out
the middle of this month.
PUBLIC WARNED TO
With Snow Banked Against
Both Sides of the Road All
Driving Has An Element of
The highways are always quickly
opened to traffic after a snow but
even after they are open there ia
danger on the highways—even death.
All motorists are urged to drive
with extreme care. Human lives
are at stake, it may be yours, a
friend, or a stranger.
The division of highway safety
of the state of North Carolina wishes
to give you this message on safe
driving from Arthur Fulk, director.
The present weather conditions
put a premium on a driver’s ability
and intelligence. _To operate safely
the driver must recognize the special
hazards involved, and adjust his
speed accordingly. The law does
not define how fast one should
drive when there is snow on the
highways and streets. The good
driver recognizes this hazard and
will drive at a safe speed.
Also seasonal weather calls for
special mechanical equipment. Every
motor vehicle should have a good
self-supporting windshield wiper,
and for winter use tire chains and
a device to prevent windshields
from frosting over.
Adjust your driving to seasonal
The Western Union manager
states that any sixteen Valentine
telegrams of prepared text or tele
grams of senders own composiion
may be sent to any Western Union
office in United States and for
local delivery up to 7 P. M. Feb. 14
for delivery 14th at greatly reduced
rates. The manager reminds that
this is leap year and an opportune
JACK POT LOSERS
The name of Mr. V. A. Thomas
was called at the Palace Theatre
last night as winner of the S2O Jack
Pot. Mr. Thomas was not present
and lost S2O. Next Wednesday the
Pot will have S4O in it.
Raymond Steward was winner
of the Kiddles Jack Pot last Satur
day morning, but Raymond was not
present That Pot will increase to
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
Director Will Meet All Contest
ants Tonight, Thursday, Feb.
13th at 7:30 P. M. at Court
With the first week of Roxboro’s
Grand Free Prize Campaign draw
ing to a close, all contestants are
taking an eager active interest,
striving to attain a position among
With bonus votes on “Special”
items in all stores, and the sale of
Trade Cards, ballots are beginning
to pour in and votes for contestants
are piling up at a brisk rate.
Contestants and their boosters
are urged to have enough Trade
Cards on hand at all times to take
care of their future purchases. The
buying of Trade Cards greatly in
creases the total votes for each
contestant. See \)(ote Schedule on
Car on Display
The new 1936 Chevrolet Coach
which will be given as first prize
can be seen on the floor of the C.
H. Joyner Chevrolet Co., and the
[second prize, late model General
j Motors Frigidaire and third prize,
New 1936 Philco Radio, are on dis
play in the windows of Morris &
From Friday until Thursday, Feb.
j 20th, 500,000 extra free votes, in
[addition to the regular 20,000 votes
[on each SI.OO cash purchase, will
Ibe given on the purchase of any
| “Merchant’s Special.” For full par
ticulars on these specials see the
j Campaign Advertisement in this is
-1 sue of the Person County Times.
Junk Headquarters have been es
tablished in The Pioneer Ware
| house and beginning Monday, Feb.
117th, will be open daily from 9:30
A. M. until 5 P. M. Everyone bring
ing junk there will have votes
credited to their favorite contestant.
As votes on Junk give contestants
tremendous vote totals, it is expect
ed that beginning next week junk
of all descriptions will be brought
jin to Junk Headquarters.
Free Vote Day
Next Tuesday, February 18th',
will be the first Free Vote Day. A
person living in town will receive
10,000 free votes for his favorite
i contestant, while persons living out
lof town and within a 25-mile radius
will receive 10,000 free votes for
each mile they live from Roxbortf.
Contestants and their boosters are
urged to visit each and every one
of the business places in the Cam
paign and register their votes.
L. P. Van Duzer, Director of the
Merchant’s Campaign, is meeting
all of the contestants tonight at
7:30 in the Court House for the
purpose of thoroughly detailing the
Campaign and answering and ex
plaining all questions which con
testants may have relative to se
curing votes. Contestants are strong
ly advised to attend this meeting in
order to get them off to a good
start in the race to .win any of the
valuable prizes offered in this big
Here is the standing of contest
ants in their order, according to
ballots cast, as of Wednesday, Feb.
Mrs. Clarence E. Brooks.
Mrs. Robert Burch.
James A. Long, Jr.
Mrs. Beth Brewer Pridgen.
Mrs. A. F. Nichols.
Ira Lee, Hurdle Mills.
Ellen Marie Sears.
M!rs. S. E. Barnette. ?
(Continued on Page Five)
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. WORLD WAR VETERANS
Very soon you will receive your
bonus. This bonus represents time
and effort spent in behalf of your
country. It is a small payment com
pared with services rendered, but
yet it will help materially every
Some will spend it unwisely—
others prudently. As a prudent In
vestment and in order to protect
you and your laved ones, see as
1 about a Jefferson Policy. We seQ
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