INTERESTING EVENTS OF
SEVERAL YEARS AGO
On Thursday, February 27th,
1807, Henry W. Longfellow, poet,
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.
Chamber Os Bommeree To Hold
Hernial Banquet On march 23rd
Will be a Joint Meeting of Ro
tary, Kiwanis and Chamber of
Commerce and Ladies of Rox
boro. Review of Work of
Chamber of Commerce to be
TO BE SECURED
The Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce will hold its annual dinner
meeting on Monday night, March
23rd. The meeting will be a joint
meeting of the Roxboro Rotary and
Kiwanis clubs and also the mem
bers of the Chamber of Commerce
who are not members of the civic
It is probable that the meeting
will be held in the Hotel Jones
-dining hall and turkey is expected
to be on the menu.
At this meeting Hugh Sawyer,
secretary, will review the work
that has been done by the organi
zation and officers will be elected
for the coming year.
A prominent speaker will address
the gathering and other things of
interest will be on the program.
Members are invited to bring
their wives, sweethearts or girl
This will be the first meeting of
the entire membershhip of the
Chamber of Commerce. One similar
to this will be held every year.
Duke Glee Club
Around Three Hundred Present
to Hear Concert at Audi
torium Last Thursday.
J. FOSTER BARNES
The Duke Musical Clubs, under
the direction of J. Foster Barnes
were in Roxboro last Thursday
night and delighted an audience of
over three hundred people with
This program was sponsored by
the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs of
Features were the symphony con
cert with Robert B. Fearing as di
rector; singing by entire glee club;
Haywood Henderson, tenor; John
Mackie, baritone; quartet with
Haywood Henderson, John Mackie,
J. P. Waggoner and Terry Morris;
John Cole, tenor, and A1 Pryer and
Mr. Barnes deserves much credit
for his work with this organization.
It was one of the best that has ever
TO APPEAR HERE
THURS., MARCH 6
Women’s Professional Pocket
Billiard Champion to Demon
strate Difficult Shots.
AT TUXEDO PARLOR
Miss Ruth McGinnis, Women’s
Professional Pocket Billiard Champ
ion, will appear in Roxboro on
Thursday, March 6th, at the Tuxe
do Billiard Parlor.
Miss McGinnis will explain and
demonstrate a number of shots.
The entire program will be inter
esting and well worth your time.
Ladies of this community are in
vited to attend. The admission to
ladies is free.
This demonstration is conducted
under the auspices of the National
Billiard Association of America.
The time is 3:00 p. m.
MRS. BARNETT ILL
Mrs. Haywood Barnett of this
county, was carried to Watt’s hos
pital Monday night of this week.
Mercantile building, Suitable
for garage or store. Desirable
‘location. Reasonable rent
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
TO FILE MARCH 15
J. P. Brassfield to be Here
March 3,4, sto Assist People
in Making Returns.
If you are an unmarried person
or a married woman and had an in
come of SI,OOO during the year 1935,
or if you are a married man and
had an income of $2,000, you should
file a return with the State Revenue
Department on or before March
Mr. J. P. Brassfield, Deputy Com
missioner, will be in the office of
the Register of Deeds, Mr. Will
Kirby, at Roxboro, on the 3rd, 4th,
and sth of March for the purpose
of assisting the taxpayers in filing
their State Income Tax Returns.
Many people in Roxboro have al
ready started to work on their in
come tax reports. More are certain
to start at once. Generally there is
a last minute rush on the part of
many to get their reports ready.
BEING TAKEN NOW
Loans Available at the Rate of
Five Per Cent and Money
Can be Had When Requirted.
The farmers of Person county can
now file their applications for crop
loans with the Graham Production
Credit Association, which serves
the nine counties of Alamance, Cas
well, Durham, Guilford, Orange,
Person, Chatham, Randolph and
Loans are available at the low
rate of five per cent, per annum.
The money needed can be had when
required and interest is computed
only for the time actually used, af
fording a most economical and logi
cal method for providing for pro
duction loans. The Association as
sures prompt and courteous service
on all applications.
Mr. C. C. Wilkerson, who can be
found at the county court house, is
receiving applications, which should
now be made as early as possible.
MRS. MOLUE MOORE
DIED TUES. A. M.
Funeral Services Held Wednes
day Afternoon. Interment in
At the age of 90 years, Mrs. Mol
lie Beasley Moore, died Tuesday
morning at 8 o’clock at her home
near Flat River Baptist church. Mrs.
More was born October 27, 1845,
and was married October 12, 1871
to Stephen Moore.
Mrs. Moore had been a loyal
member of the M)t. Zion Methodist
Surviving are three daughters—
Mrs. P. T. Stephens of Semora, Mrs.
C. A. Timberlake of Roxboro, Route
3, and Mrs. J. L. Bowles of Peters
burg, Va; and one son, Stephen
Moore, Jr., of Roxboro.
Funeral services were held from
the Mt. Zion church Wednesday af
ternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment took
place in the church cemetery. Rev.
B. H. Black, Jier pastor was in
charge. „ '
Grandchildren of the deceased
served as floral and pallbearers.
MR. PETTIGREW ILL
Mr. J. W. Pettigrew was carried
to Watt’s hospital this morning. His
condition is not regarded as seri
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
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR MRS. FOUNTAINE
SUNDAY, FEB. 23RD
Deceased Had Been 111 For Two
Months and Was 89 Years
Old at Time of Her Death.
Heart Trouble Given as Cause
INTERMENT AT AMIS
Mrs. Annie Redd Fountaine, age
89, wife of Patrick H. Fountaine,
died at her home in the Bethel Hill
community, Friday, February 21 at
7:40 p. m. She had been ill for about
two months. Heart trouble caused
her death. Mrs. Fountaine was bom
and reared in Henry county, Va.
She was married to the late Patrick
H. Fountaine during the Civil War.
They made their home in Prince
William County, Va., later moved to
Rieidsville, N,' Ci From Reidsviße,
they moved to Person County
where they lived the remainder of J
Mrs. Fountaine was one of the
most prominent and beloved ladies
in this entire county. In spite of her
age of eighty some years she was
very active and most interesting.
She was interested in all religious
and civic activities and could be
counted upon to help in any worthy
cause. Person county has lost an
esteemed lady, one who was ad
mired by all.
She is survived by two daughters,
Ella F. Stoddard, Symrma, Fla.,
Celeste F. Creath, Woodsdale, N. C.,
and the following sons, P. T. Foun
taine, Kernersville, N. C., Patrick H.
Fountaine, Woodsdale, N. C., John
W. Fountaine, Wilson, N. C., James
Fountaine, Raleigh, N. C., M. Mau
ry Fountaine, Washington, D. C.
The funeral was held at Bethel
Hill Baptist church on Sunday,
February 23 at 2 p. m. Rev. W. F.
West, assisted by Rev. N. J. Todd,
was in charge of the services.
Pallbearers were: Jule Woody, S.
B. Davis. T. J. Montague, G. G.
Woody, Earl Humphries, Stephen
Gentry and Roy Oliver.
Honorary pallbearers were: Dr.
E. J. Tucker, J. W. Noell, Dr. J. H.
Merritt, A. J. Crutchfield, N. A.
Osborne, and Dr. H. M. Beam.
Interment followed in Amis
JACK POT TO BE
SSO WED. MAR. 4
Sixty Dollars Won by Johnnie
Oakley Last Night at Palace
Johnnie Oakley, Roxboro, at
tended the Palace Theatre on Wed
nesday night of this week and came
away richer by S6O. Early this
morning Oakley was treating Sail
his fellow-workers in Leggetts’ to
Ordinarily the Jack Pot would
revert back to S2O, but Mir. Kirby
has decided to hold the Jack Pot
to SSO for next week. The winner
next week, if present, will receive
Mary Susan Henley’s name was
drawn last Saturday from the Kid
dies Jack Pot, but she was not pres
ent and did not get the $2.50. It will
be $5.00 this coming Saturday.
While a great many companies
are charging a higher premium the
Indianapolis Life is giving a larger
dividend, therefore it means the
policy holders will have this to pay.
They sell policies on the guaran
teed basis or praticipating. You can
deposit money at 414 per cent and
draw it out at anytime.
If you want to be satisfied with
a low premium and a good divi
dend buy from the Indianapolis
They stand in the first five in
low net cost.
KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY
B. B. Knight, Migr.
Roxboro. N. C.
PAY YOUR ’34 TAXES
Pay your 1934 taxes now or by|
March Ist and save $1.20 advertis-i
ing cost Taxes win be advertised |
the first of March. > I
SHOULD BE BROUGHT
TO COUNTY AGENT
Cards Are Needed to Complete
Records for 1935 Crop. Cards
Should be Brought in Person.
By H. K. SANDERS
Many people are asking whether
or not they should turn in their al
The Farm Agent’s office is anxi
ous to receive all allotment cards
for the 1935 crop, whether you sold
excess pounds or bought excess
pounds. These cards are needed in
order to complete the record of the
1935 crop. These records will be
valuable for the future program
that is being planned.
If it is possible, we would like
for the signer of the contract to
bring in his or her card or cards
in person. This is requested in ord
er that the signer of the contract
may sigh the marketing sheet,
stating that so many pounds of to
bacco have been sold, etc.
In case of sickness or inability to
come to the Farm Agent’s office in
person, send in your allotment
cards, and we can return the Mar
keting Sheet to the producer or
contract signer to be signed at
home and returned to us. However,
it will expedite matters a great deal
if the producer or contract signer
can come in person and sign the
Yes, it is important to have your
allotment cards turned in at once
in the Farm Agent’s office in the
basement of the Courthouse. Mrs.
K. L. Street and Miss Ruth Frank
lin are in the office to assist you
for the next few days in getting
your Marketing Sheet in proper
form for the final report.
AT ALLENSVILLE SCHOOL
On Friday night of this week, J.
E. Mainer and his Crazy Mountain
eers, the famous fiddler and his
! band, will appear in person at Al
lensville High School with plenty
of string music and a stage show.
There will also be dancing, and oth
er things to complete an evening of
1 fun and enjoyment. Show begins at
8 o’clock. Admission 5 and 25c.
PALACE THEATRE CO.
TO OPEN NEW
Will be Open in Pass Building
Next to Pass Furniture Co.
by April Ist.
EXCELLENT PICTURES TO
The Kirby Brothers, Messrs O.
T. and J. E., will open a new thea
tre in Roxboro around April Ist.
This announcement was made this
week by O. T. Kirby, manager of
the Palace Theatre.
The new theatre will be located
in the building belonging to Owen
Pass on Main street of Roxboro next
to Pass Furniture Co.
Mr. Kirby has not announced the
kind of pictures that will be shown,
but his usual policy is to show good
pictures every time he opens his
The opening of this new theatre
proves that Roxboro is rapidly
growing and that new places of
business must open up to care for
the needs of the people.
A full page announcement of the
opening will appear in this paper at
an early date. Watch for it.
FREE FREE FREE
Eighteen customers are wanted
If you are interested in starting
a set of silver for your table come
to the Newell’s “Jewelers,” right
away and find out how you can
obtain one half dozen teaspoons
MR. BURNS TO NEW YORK
Mr. A. M. Burns is spending this
week in New York City where he
tis doing the Spring buying tor the
firm of Harris and Burns of this
m w.'.,. .
Campaign Goes Into Third
Uleeh Ulith Interest High
W.M. CLAYTON DIED
Funeral Services Held on Wed
nesday of This Week at Rox
boro Primitive Baptist Church
Mr. William Martin Clayton, age
86, of the Warren’s Grove commu
nity, died at his home on Tuesday,
February 25. Mr. Clayton contract-'
ed pneumonia just one day before
his death. Although he had not
done any work for several years,
he was not really sick until just
prior to his death.
Mr. Clayton was a man who was
held in high esteem by all those
who knew him. He is survived by
only one child, Mr. William Rufus
Clayton of Roxboro, N. C. His wife
has been dead about thirty-five
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, February 26, at 2:00 p.
m. at Roxboro Primitive Baptist
church. Elder J. A. Herndon of Dur
ham, was the officiating minister.
Interment followed immediately
in the Clayton family cemetery
about 3 miles Southwest of Rox
HENRY P. YOUNG
DIED AT HIS HOME
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
Respected Citizen of This Coun
ty Succumed to Pneumonia
After Two Week’s Illness.
Henry P. Young, age 78, who lived
in the Bethel Hill community died
with pneumonia on Tuesday, Feb.
25, 1936. He had been ill for two
weeks before death occured.
Mr. Young was a very highly es
teemed man of this section and had
a large circle of friends who mourn
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Susie F. Young, five sons, R. K.
Young, Roxboro; G. A. Young, An
gier, N. C.; E. M. Young, H. D.
Young, Roxboro, J. H. Young, Lou
isville, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs.
G. C. Buchanan, Mrs. Addie Mae
Long, Mrs. Mattie Eva Buchanan,
Mrs. G. N. Gentry, two brothers,
Ned Young, Granville county, Adal
phis Young, Halifax county, Va.,
two sisters, Mrs. Synthia Russell,
Person county, Miss Florence Young,
Person county. He is also survived
by 50 grandchildren and 7 great
Funeral services were conducted
at Providence Baptist church Wed
nesday, Feb. 26 at 1:00 o’clock. Rev.
N. J. Todd, assisted by Rev. J. C.
MlcGregor, Rev. J. B. Currin, and
Rev. W. F. West, was the officiating
Pallbearers were grandsons:
Clarel Buchanan, Richard Young,
Edward Young, Archie Long, Thom
as Young, Malcus Buchanan; Hon
orary pallbearers were: G. W. Walk
er, T. W. Pass, W. R. Wade, Hugh
Woods, Bill Kirby, J. L. Morris,, T.
C. Tingen, Walter Dickerson, J. L.
Gentry, W. H. Gentry, Dr. J. H.
Merritt, W. D. Gentry, Earl Gentry,
A. L. Parkham, Arthur Wade, Os
car Wrenn, C. P. Gravitt, Ollie Av
‘erette and B. B. Knight.
Interment followed in Providence
DEATH OF INFANT |
Maude Shirley Snow, seventeen
day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Snow, died at the home of
her parents on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at
3:15 a. m.
She is survived by her mother
and father. Funeral services were
conducted at Mill Creek Baptist
church on Feb. 25, at 1:30 p. m.
Rev. J. C. McGregor was the min
ister in charge.
Interment followed In the Mill
Creek church cemetery.
MRS HATTIE CARVER
Friends of Mrs. Hattie Carver
will be glad to learn that she Is
improving after an illness of sev
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
Selling of Trade Cards and De
livery of Junk Will be a Large
Factor Between Now and
Closing Time March 7th.
TWO MILLION EXTRA
VOTES THIS WEE£
The third week of the Grand Free
Prize Contest showed enthusiastic!
interest among the contestants and
stimulated great buying among the
fifteen participating merchants. It
is expected that the remaining eight
days from now until the end of
the contest, which closes at eight
o’clock, Saturday evening, March 7
will result in even higher interest
as the contestants start down the
With only eight more days to
work, contestants are now fighting
in earnest, selling Trade Cards and
bringing in Junk to the Winstead
Warehouse, in an effort to win the
1936 Chevrolet Coach, and tha
Frigidaire and Philco radio, which
are given as second and third priz
Two Million Extra Votes
The merchants are giving two
million extra votes, plus regular
votes on their “Specials” from now
until the Contest closes, and con
testants and their friends will un
doubtedly take advantage of these
good buys, to pile up big votes from
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City May Get
Would be Paved Sti*eet Running
the Entire Length of Old La
It is possible that Roxboro may
get a new paved highway soon run
ning the entire length of what is
known as Lamar Street.
There is absolutely nothing of
ficial about this announcement, but
it is possible that this work will be
done by the State at an early date.
The road would be 36 feet wide
which is several feet wider than
the old road and would cost citizens
of Roxboro nothing except property
owners on this street would be ask
ed to donate enough land for the
road to be widened.
If this work is done it would cer
tainly save Roxboro a large amount
of money as Lamar street is now in
bad shape since the recent snows.
OF DEATH OF
G. W. DIXON
Interment Was in Providence
George Washington Dixon, age
72, of Jalong, died on Monday, Feb.
24, after an illness of five days. He
contracted pneumonia just five days
before his death.
He is survived by five sons, Leb
by, Jesse, Claybom, Gatha, John
nie; four daughters, Lera, Beatrice,
Annie, Rosa, all of Jalong, N. C. One
brother survives, Bill Dixon, Hills
boro, N. C., two sisters, Emma
I Jacobs, Durham; Claudie Holens
back, also of Durham. He also leaves
I twenty-one grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted from
the home at 4 o’clock Wednesday
Interment followed in Providence
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C & A TO PLAY RAMM.BM
The C & A backetball team will
play the Durham Ramblers tonight
at 8:00 p. m. at the Roxboro high
Admission is free.
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TUESDAY— FREE VOTE DAY
Each Roxboro resident voting
will get 30,000 votes and out-of
town people voting within a 38-
mile radius will give their oon
t testants 30,000 votes per mßa.