rimes Presents County’s First Fertilizer Edition
INH'HRESTING EVENTS OF
SEVERAL YEARS AGO
On Thursday, Feb. 20th, 1792
Congress established the postal
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.
Farmers Ready To Start Hauling
Their Fertilizer For 1936 Crop
This Edition of the Times De
voted te Fertilizer Articles
That Can Mean Money to the
Farmers of This County if
Advice is Followed.
PERSON PLANT BED TIME
This particular edition of the Per
son County Times is devoted main
ly to fertilizer. It contains a number
of articles on proper fertilization of
soils by H. K. Sanders, A. G. Bull
ard and C. B. Williams of State Col
lege. Other material from State
College on the samel subject is al
so in this edition. The articles are
well prepared and contain infor
mation that should be of real value
to all people who use fertilizer.
The farmers of this county are
ready to start preparing their plant
beds. Bad weather has prevented
this so far and only a few have
been prepared. In a few days they
will start hauling a few bags and
then fertilizer will start going to
the farms by the truck loads.
Fertilizer is a big item to the
farmers in this county. Some spend
as high as six or seven thousand
dollars a year for fertilizer. Some
lose only twenty or twenty-five dol
lars worth, but all use some.
Many brands are offered the
farmers. It has been reported that
there are seventy-five fertilizer
dealers in this county. Roxboro
alone has about twenty.
Person county has a reputation
for producing the best tobacco that
is grown in any county in this sec
tion. All of this takes fertilizer and
proper fertilization of the soils
i Your attention to every article is
COUNTY SCHOOLS j
OPEN AGAIN AFTER |
MUCH SNOW AND ICEj
Schoolmaster’s Club to Sponsor
Teacher’s Luncheon on March
10th. Preachers and Teachers
to be Present.
BUILDING WORK GOING ON
A majority of the schools in Per
son County have started again. To
day, the schools in Olive Hill, Bethel
Hill, Allensville and Cunningham
are open. All others hope to start
Friday, Feb. 21st. Road are still in
bad shape, but the school buses are
doing the best they can and trans
porting all the pupils that they
It will be impossible for the j
county schools to close by May 10th j
as they sometimes do. A majority
of the schools opened late on ac
count of infantile paralysis and there
have been many days lost since the
opening on account of bad weather.
Mr. Griffin, the superintendent,
hopes to close the schools by May
20th if some of the lost time can be
made up on Saturdays.
On March 10th the Schoolmaster’s 1
Club will sponsor a teacher’s lunch-[
eon. The preachers and teachers of
the county will be invited and Sup- j
enintendent Clyde Erwin will be
the principal speaker of the occasion.
This meeting will count as a teach
It is expected that the work on
the Central School toilet will be
completed by the end of next week.
Work on the school building at Hele
na has been delayed for the past
several weeks. Work on the extra
rooms at Roxboro high will prob
ably start next week. Six rooms,
at a cost of about $30,000, will be
added at this school.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mack and
Mrs. Jack Mack, of Allentown, Pa.
spent Monday night at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Thomas of
Roxboro. They were on their way to
Florida where they will remain
several weeks. t
Mrs'. Jack Mjkckfs husband Was
the former owner of The Mack
Truek Corp. Mr. Mack Was recently
killed in-an auto accident.
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER THIRTY-ONE
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at least once a year and be assured
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Many have renewed lately—many
have not—but the publishers are
still of the opinion that it was just
an oversight and that it will be
corrected at once.
Look at your label today, it tells
the story, sad or otherwise, whether
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subscription needs attention then
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street. Just so the dollar comes
Fifty two copies of the Times, ex
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SURVEY FOR BUND
BEING MADE HERE
Cards Being Mailed by Carolina
Power and Light Co. to Dis
cover All Who Are Blind.
The State Commission for the
Blind is making a survey of Per-
I son County to locate every one who
I has seriously defective sight or is
Each bill sent out from the Caro
lina Power & Light office in Rox
j boro this month will contain one
of the Commission’s survey cards.
Persons receiving these should write
on them the names and addresses
of every one they know who has
seriously defected sight or is blind
and return them to the Carolina
Power & Light office when they
pay their light bill.
Superintendent Griffin of the
County Schools will distribute the
survey cards through the rural
schools where there is no electric*
service. The children will carry the
cards home and they and their pa
rents will write on them the names
and addresses of those they know
who either have seriously defective
sight or are blind. Then the child
ren will return the cards to the
schools to be collected into Mr.
Griffin’s office for the Commission.
The Commission classifies as
blind any one who is unable to read
ordinary newspr’nt, even with the
aid of glasses, and it wants reports
on those who can still read if their
eye trouble is serious or is rapid
ly growing worse. Persons of both
races ranging from infancy to old
age should be reported, and those
who are able to provide for them
selves as well as those who are
MEMORY SHOP HAS OPENING
The formal opening of the Mem
ory Shop, Roxboro’s new photogra
phy place, was held on Wednesday
of last week at the Studio, which
is located over Harris & Bums. Miss
Annie Louis Apple, of Durham, N.
C., is manager of the shop, and
she extends a cordial invitation to
all the people to pay the new place
a visit. Absolute satisfaction is ful
ly guaranteed at the Memory Shop,
wMich Is “everybody’s photo gal
FARMERS AND FERTILIZER
If you are not a Contestant In the
Roxboro Grand Free Prize Cam
paign, I will appreciate your votes
by your buying Fertilizer from Sam
Byrd Winstead or R. H. Gates, and
your trading with any of the spon
soring stores in the Campaign.
MRS. CLARENCE E. BROOKS
AAA Chiefs Plan Substitute Law
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Faced with the task of devising a farm program as a substitute for
the defunct AAA. Chester A. Davis, left, administrator or the Triple
A. and HeDry A. Wallace, secretary of agriculture, are shown here
ready to attend a conference of farm leaders, called to plan new legis
lation. A program based on government subsidized soil conserva
tion was under consideration.
North Carolina State College of _ Extension Service
Agriculture and Engineering Division of Publication
North' Carolina Counties and
United States Department of
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
State College Station, Raleigh, N. C.
January 23, 1936.
Mr. J. S. Merritt, Editor, —h
Person County Times,
Roxboro, N. C.
Dear Mr. Merritt:
I am glad to learn that you are planning to issue a special fertilizer
edition of the Person County Times.
In my opinion, the proper fertilization of the different soils is one
of the most important matters our farmers could concern themselves
with in the production of crops. We have been studying fertilizers for
many years and' yet we are just beginning to learn that we know very
little about the various fertilizing elements needed in the production
Under separate cover I am planning to send you some material
which may be of some interest to you in preparing your special edition.
I congratulate you on attempting this and sincerely trust that it will
be of benefit to your readers. I would appreciate your sending me a copy
when the edition is issued.
With best wishes, I am
Yours very truly,
F. H. JETTER,
SCOUTS TO GET LOG j
CABIN VERY SOON!
Cabin Will be Used as
Place for All Troops. Will
Probably be Erected on Com
munity House Lot.
It is very probable that the boy
scouts of this county will soon have
a log cabin to hold their meetings
At a meeting of the scout council
on Tuesday night of this week they
voted to go ahead with the plans
for the erection of the cabin. It will
be placed on the same lot as the
Community House and will fill a
long felt need in scout life.
Mr. O. B. Mfcßroon is chairman
of th£ building committee. That
means that the job will be well
done or not at all. Various people
have agreed to donate or sell at cost
certain articles that will go into the
construction of the hut. Anderson
Timberlake will supervise the work.
For years the scouts of this coun
ty have needed just such a place
as this. Often they could not meet
because they had no place. Now
they will have a meeting place for
all occasions and a place where
they can spend a few hours any
time they can spare the hours.
More Light and Space Than Be
fore and Very Beautiful.
One of the most attractive places
in the shopping district or Roxboro
is the second floor of Leggett’s De
partment Store. This floor has been
completely remodeled from start to
finish and is very beautiful to look
This department has more light
and color than ever before and
shopping conditions are ideal in
every respect. No large city store
has more class than this particular
Ladies’ ready-to-wear is kept on
this floor and since it has been re
modeled there is more room than
Mr. Satterfield, the manager, in
vites the people in this section of
the county to visit the store and
to be sure to visit the second floor.
LAMAR STREET HAS NEW
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Adair,
a son, Walter Holmes Adair, Jr.
Arrived at Watt’s hospital Monday,
Readers Changing Places In
Roxboro merchant’s Campaign
A & P TEA CO. OPENS
ROXBORO STORE IN
Mr. W. T. Scoggins is Manager
of the New Store and Mr. Joe
Wilkerson is Assistant Man
ager. Store is Completely
OPENING AD TODAY
The Great Atlantic and Pacific
Tea Co. has opened their Roxboro
store on Main street of this city and
now invites you to pay them a visit.
Mr. W. T. Scoggins is manager of
the new store. Mr. Scoggins is well
known in Roxboro where he made
his home several years ago. Many
people here remember him. He is
anxious to meet all the people in
this county that he does not know
and requests that they give him
Mr. Joe Wilkerson, a local boy
of Roxboro, is assistant manager.
Joe has had a large amount of ex
perience in the grocery business,
is well liked in Roxboro and is an
asset to any company.
*Mr. Frances Thayer is also con
nected with this store.
In today’s Times is a display ad
from the A & P Co. Your attention
J. S. WALKER AT
Delivered Talk There on Mon
day Night. Spoke on Fellow
Mr. J. S. Walker, president of the
Roxboro Rotary Club, spoke in Bur
lington, N. C. on Monday night to
the members of the Burlington Ro
tary Club of around thirty-five
Mr. Walker was introduced by
Mr. Gene Long, who had charge of
the meeting. His subject was “Fel
lowship,” and the talk was greatly
enjoyed by those present.
A delicious meal was served to
the Burlington club and the guests
present at the Alamance Hotel
where the meeting was held.
Mr. Walker is one of Roxboro’s
most thoughtful and forceful speak
ers and whenever he gets to his
feet something good is likely to hap
MR. THOMPSON HONORED
The following announcement has
been received in Roxboro by a
number of people.
We are pleased to announce that
MR. E. G. THOMPSON
Has qualified for membership in
our 1936 Julian Price Club. This
is the highest honor a member of
our field force can earn.
A member in this Club requires
at least two years of service and a
consistently production of new in
surance so carefully selected that
a very high percentage of it remains
We know you will be pleased to
learn of this high honor which has;
come to him. When you buy addi
tional insurance we hope you will
give consideration to his sugges
JEFFERSON STANDARD LIFE
Greensboro, N. C.
MISS GENTRY GOES
Miss Laylagte Gentry, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Larkin Gentry,
of Person county, recently left for
the University Hospital, Philadel
phia, Pa. Miss Gentry is doing post
graduate work in "Operating Room
Technique” at the Institution. Iter
the past year she has been located
at the Baptist Hospital in Winston*
Salem, N. C. where she has been em
ployed since her graduation there. ■
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
Hundreds of People Came to
Roxboro on Free Vote Days
to Register and Help Contest
ants. Merchants Increase in
MANY SPECIALS ARE
OFFERED THIS WEEK
New Junk Headquarters Are
Now Located in Winstead
The first Free Vote Day in the
Roxboro Merchants Campaign was
very lively and impressive, prov
ing conclusively that the many con
testants entered are working hard
to win one of the three valuable
prizes offered in this big contest.
Hundreds of people from Rox
boro and from the county stream
ed all day long into the stores of
the participating merchants t o
Register for their favorite contest
ants, and all merchants reported
that sales were greatly increased by
this novel method.
Next Tuesday, February 25th,
wil be another Free Vote Day, and
as the votes for registering on that
day will be doubled an even larger
number of “Booster Friends” are
expected to be out polling votes
for their candidates.
This Week’s Specials
As a big inducement to secure
large votes, the merchants are of
fering on their “Specials” from to
morrow until next Thursday a bo
nus of 1,000,000 votes, plus regular
votes on special items, which are
listed in the big full page announce
ment in this issue of the Roxboro
Courier. Contestants and their
booster are advised to study these
“Specials” as they are real buys,
and their purchase means millions
of extra votes for the lucky con
Merchants are reporting that
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W. AB. CARVER
Died at His Home in Rougemont
This Morning at 2:00 A. M.
Mr. Ab. Carver, 74, prominent
farmer and business man of Rouge
mont, N. C. died at his home there
this morning after an illness of one
week. Death was caused by pneu
Mr. Carver was well known in
Roxboro where he has a number of
relatives and hundreds of friends.
He was also well known over this
entire section of the county, being
prominent in many walks of life
and in church activities.
He is survived by his wife and
seven children, James Lee, Malone,
Royal, Clyde, Beatrice, Elizabeth
and Mrs. Fred N. Day.
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow at his home in Rouge
mont at 2 p. m.
Active pallbearers will be W. E.
Carver, M. J. Carver, A. L. Carver,
F. O. Carver, Jr., J. E. Carver, A
W. Clayton, Jr., M. C. Clayton and
Honorary pallbearers: Rouge
mont, J. E. Woodall, W. T. Hall, J.
W. Young, J. J. Thacker, G. C.
Tilley, C. A. Moore, J. K. McCutch
eon, W. P. Mangum, J. W. Bowling,
P. D. Wilson, J. P. Bowling, Joe
Bowling, M. C. Byrley, J. W. Park
er, Dr. W. A. Strowd, E. T. Mangum;
Roxboro, W H. Harris, A. M. Burns,
W. R. Hambrick, G W. Tteomas, W.
A. Sergeant, T. D. Winstead, E. E.
Bradsher, J. A Long, and S. B.
Interment will be in Burch wood
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ONE WINNER AND ONB LOSER
Randolph King was winner of
the Kiddies Jack Pot at the Palace
Theatre last Saturday and received
Miss Evelyn Chandlers’ name was
drawn Wedaaadky night but die
was not present and lost $40.00.