. INTERESTING EVENTS OF
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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.
Officers To Ulage War On Oil
Speeders S Reckless Drivers
City Council Instructs Officers
: to Arrest All Drivers Who Do
Not 1 Obey the Laws. Plan to
Avoid Many Serious Acci
TO ADD EXTRA OFFICERS
“Pursuant to instructions of the
city council of Roxboro, the police
officers are instructed to arrest
speeders and reckless drivers on
the street of the town. Thus far we
have had few serious accidents
hut to keep the streets safe the law
will be enforced.”
The above statement was made
this week by James C. Harris, City
Manager of Roxboro. Mr. Harris
also stated that an extra police of
ficer will be added to the police
force in order to curb reckless and
fadt drivifeg. This officer w,ill be
Mr. J. E. Latta. who has been act
ing as special officer when the oc
Citizens are requested to observe
the speed laws of the city of Rox
horo and cooperate with the offic
ers who are trying to save lives.
Every officer here will be on the
look-out for those who are driving
too fast and driving in a reckless
0110 L WILSON
-' WT-RUN VICTIM
Struck by Auto on Durham
Higjhway About 10:30. Lived
Only One Hour After . Acci
Mr. Otho L. Wilson, age 46, was
fatally injured on Monday night of
this week when he was struck by
a hit-and-run driver of an auto as
he was walking on the Durham
highway about 10:30 o’clock.
Mr. Wilson was rushed to a hos
pital in Durham but did not arrive
there in time to receive medical
treatment as he lived only one hour
after the accident occured. He was
the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Wil
son of Route 3, Roxboro, N. C. Mr.
Wilson had never been married and
lived with his parents at their home
three miles south of Roxboro. He
was a veteran of the World War.
In addition to his parents, he is
survived by two brothers, O. T.
Wilson, Dunn, N. C., E. H. Wilson,
Greenville, N. C., one sister, Mrs.
A. W. Hicks, Roxboro, N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
at the home on Wednesday, March
gion had charge of the funeral.
4, at 2:00 p. m. The American Le-
Interment followed in the family
Samuel Simeon Fels, Native of
Yanceyville, Featured in Mag
' azine Article.
' Did you ever hear of Samuel
Simeon Fels? The chances are that
you never did. This man is the head
of Fels Naptha Soap Co. Last week’s
Time, ‘The National Newsmaga
zine,” had a Write-up Concerning
this gentleman and his soap com
pany. His concern is a family own
ed concern with a 23 acre plant in
Philadelphia. It had just paid its
35th annual employed bonus. The
lowest payment amounted to 22 Vz
per cent of a worker’s yearly sal
There was nothing so unusual in
this article except that Mr. Fels
was born in Yanceville, N. C. 76
years ago. He started in the soap
making business there when the
soap works was next to the slaught
er house and has been in it since
His soap now reaches practically
every section of this country and
many foreign countries. You never
can tell what a slaughter house will
■ ■ o
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Minor
of this city a baby girl on March
(r .3. 19M at Watt’s hospital, Durham,
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH STH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
FINAL RUES ARE HELD
FOR MRS. J.T. BLANKS
Had Been in Declining Health
For Past Year. Interment in
Mrs. John T. Blanks, age 62, of
this city, died at her home on Chub
Lake street at 9:45 Tuesday morn
ing, March 3, 1936.
Mrs. Blanks had been in declin
ing health for several years. Sev
eral years ago she received treat
ment at Watt’s hospital and seemed
to be considerably improved for
some time. About a year ago she
became worse and gradually grew
worse until her death Tuesday
morning. She had been a member
of the First Baptist church at Rox
bort> since her marriagfe and re
moval here about 16 years ago. Mrs.
Blanks was a highly esteemed and
beloved lady (of this oommunilty,
and she will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband,
Mr. John T. Blanks, and by two
step-children, Mrs. J. A. Snipes of
Durham, N. C., and Joe Y. Blanks
of Roxboro, by two sisters, Mrs.
Kate Bailey of Woodsdale, N. C.,
and Mrs. E. G. Usry of Oxford,
Funeral services were conducted
at the home of her step-son, Joe Y.
Blanks on Reams avenue at two
p. m. Wednesday. Rev. W. F. West,
her pastor, Rev. J. B. Currin, and
Rev. E. G. Usry, of Oxford, were
the officiating ministers.
Pallbearers were, active: W. Y.
Pass, W. T. Kirby, A. R. Warren, J.
L. Clayton, R. W. Lunsford, B. G.
Pallbeiarers, honorary: Dr A. F.
Nichols, A. M. Burns, L. C. Brad
sher, C. H. Hunter, G. J. Cushwa,
W. T. Pass, R. L. Wilburn, L. D.
Puckett, T. B. Woody, J. I. Brooks,
J G. Pass and T. O. Pass.
Flower bearers were: Mesdames
A. R. Warren, L. D. Puckett, G. W.
Pulliam, J. H. Bass. S. A. Jones, J.
L. Clayton, W. T. Kirby, R. W.
Lunsford, L. L. Lunsford, J. G.
Pass, E. G. Morton, T. B. Woody,
W. T. Daniel, F. J. Hester and R. L.
Interment was made in the
Younger family cemetery.
ROXBORO GIRL IN
STYLE SHOW FRI.
Show Sponsored by Y. W. C. A.
of University of N. C.
Chapel Hill, Feb. 27—Fourteen
co-eds at the University have just
been elected as models in a style
show sponsored by the Y. W. C. A.
in Memorial Hall Friday night,
March 6, at 8:30 o’clock.
They are Ruth Crowell, Newton;
Ross, Charlotte; Ida Winstead, Rox
boro; Clara Robertson, Durham;
Alice Pitchford, Wyom.;
and Ellen Deppe, Ashville.
Sue Southerland, Chapel Hill;
Jane Kate Harrison, Brook Hill, Va.;
Nan Norman, Hickory; Patsy Mc-
Mullan, Chapel Hill; Louise Waite,
Washington, D. C.; Nancy Dicks,
Rockingham; Frances Cassey, Lyon,
Miss.; Mary Banks McPherson,
R. G. COLE WINNER
R. G. Cole can do several things
and one of these is play bridge.
Recently in Orlando, Florida, he
won first prize in a Kiwanis Bene
fit Bridge Tournament.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole are back from
Florida and state that they had a
The faculty of the Person County
Training School presents Where’s
Grandma? a comedy in three acts
at 8:00 p. m., Mareh 12,' 1936. Ad
mission. 25c -15 c. Seats reserved
for white patrons. -
There are 55 selected farms in
Buncombe County under new farm
management demonstrations being
conducted cooperatively by the ex
tension Service and the TVA
« Not a Single Egg Was Broken!
Scrambled eggs looked a good bet when the driver of this truck lost
control on a slipper; highway between Satina, Kan., and Kansas City,
Mo. But when tbe truck halted, draping a bridge as shown above,
not a single egg was tound broken. Tbe truck was pulled back to
safety after several hours’ .work and the shipment of eggs moved on
• to market.
All Schools Now
Open For Work
Work Started on Addition at
Roxboro High School This
The schools in Roxboro and Per
son County are open again after
being closed for a short time on ac
count of bad roads, snow and ice.
The time that has been lost will
be made up on Saturdays or at the
end of .the regular school term.
For the first time since Decem
ber 22nd roads are getting where
a car can travel over them. People
really had to go back to riding a
mule or walking for over a month.
Many people didn’t take their cars
from the garage.
Work is progressing nicely on the
school buildings over the county
and work was started on Roxboro
high school this week.
MISS ALDERMAjN AT
WOODY’S FUNERAL HOME
Miss Thelma Alderman, of Char
lotte, N. C., is now with Woody’s
Funeral Home of this city. For sev
eral weeks she has been gaining
practical experience with Mr.
Woody and is now engaged as the
lady attendant at this establishment.
Miss Alderman goes on calls, as
sists at funerals, prepares reports,
and other things that fall in this
NO JACK POT WINNER
The name of Mrs. Tom Clay was
drawn at the Palace Theatre yes
terday as winner of the SSO Jack
Pot. Mrs. Clay was not present.
Louise Jmes was not present at
the Kiddies’ Jack Pot drawing last
Saturday and lost $5.00.
Next Wednesday’s Jack Pot will
be SSO. The Kiddies’ Jack Pot will
be $7.50 on Saturday.
In Macon County, farmers have
cooperated to order 23,853 pounds
of lespedeza seed to be used in soil
MAYOR DAWES URGES PEOPLE TO
DRIVE WITH CARE
As will appear in another column of this paper, the offici
als of Roxboro are determined to stop speeding and reckless
driving on the streets. This is a serious matter and deserves
the consideration of every thinking person. It is almost un
believable that on the highways of North Carolina 986 people
were killed during 1934 and 6273 seriously injured one and
a half times as many North Carolinians as were killed and
wounded in the entire World War, and the figures are in
Few accidents are unavoidable.
Assist the law enforcement officers of Roxboro and keep
the streets safe for everyone.
R. B. DAWES, Mayor,
Work Started On
Theatre Will be Modern in
Every Respect; Located on
North Main Street.
Work has been started on the
Kirby Bros.’ new theatre that is to
be opened around April Ist. George
W. Kane is the contractor and a
crew of men have been working all
The theatre will be the very lat
est word in the theatre world. Every
seat in it will be good and the
sound equipment will be the best.
This theatre will show first class
pictures and a few of the popular 1
ones will be brought back for a
Mr. Kirby requests that all people
suggest a name for the theatre. A
cash prize is being offered.
EXAMPLE OF WHAT POTASH
WILL DO TO TOBACCO
In today’s Times is a display ad
by the N. V. Potash My., Inc., show
ing the excellent results that may
be obtained by the use of more
potash. A formula of 3-8-8.
It is pointed out that field tests
throughout the bright tobacco ter
ritory have shown that farmers can
profitably apply two to three times
as much potash as the average crop
See today’s display.
COMMUNITY HOUSE OPEN
TO ALL PEOPLE
An account of the Person County
Recreation Project for February
will be published next week. Ac
tivities center around the C6mmu
nity House which is open from 10
a. m. until 5 p. m. each day excepti
People from both city and coun
ty are invited to come in at any
State Warrants For Sale at
liarge Humber Os Extra Prizes
Announced For Big Campaign
MRS. A. J. TERRY
Funeral Services Held at Home
Last Sunday With Rev. Dunn
INTERMENT IN BAHAMA
Mrs. A. J. Terry, age 53, died at
her home in Helena on Friday, Feb
ruary 28 from bronco-pneumonia.
Mrs. Terry had been a sufferer of
rheumatism for some time, and had
been confined to her home for sev
eral years. She was seriously ill for
only one day. She was the daught
. er of Henry Lee and Annie Umstead
of Bahama, N. C. She enjoyed a
wide circle of friends who grevious
ly mourn her passing.
She is survived by her husband,
three sons, Philip, Collins, Paulette,
one daughter, Mary Charlotte; five
sisters, Mrs. Pattie Grey, Mrs. C. C.
Currin, jMrs. Clyde Tackett, Mrt.
Connie Coley, Mrs. Kate Burch; six
brothers, Fred, F. P., S. D., H. L.
A. K., and O. B. Umstead.
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday, March 1, at Helena Metho
dist church. Rev. M. C. Dunn, as
sisted by Rev. B. H. Black, was the
Pall bearers, active: J. A. Tim
berlake, W. F. Timberlake, Penn
Noell, Levy Tippett, Clyde A. Bowen
1 and D. C. Swatz.
l Pallbearers, honorary: J. G. Cham
bers, S. W. Ashley, W. B. Simms,
W. A. Wilson, Dr. G. W. Gentry,
. R. C. Garrison, R. B. Brooks, R. B.
, Holeman, T. B. Brooks, C. S. Ashley,
. G. J. Cushwa, Edwin Bowles, T. H.
t Clay, Curtis Oakley.
Flower bearers were: Robert
Hamlin, Polly Hamlin, Helen Hall,
Flint Hamlin, Malcolm Umstead,
Evelyn Umstead, Louise Umstead,
, Francis Umstead, Jeff Umstead,
Junior Currin, Mary Francis Um
stead, Edith Tackett, Charlotte Um
Interment followed in Bahama
MRS. W. N. BOWLING
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Funeral Services at Home Fri
day of This Week.
Mrs. W. N. Bowling, age 60, of
Rougemont, passed away on March
4, 1936. Death was caused by can
cer. She had been ill since 1930.
She is survived by her husband,
two sbns, Oscar Bowling, Rouge
mont, land Murphy Bowling of
Rougemont, two brothers, Charlie
and Bill Taylor of Rougemont, four
sisters, Rosie Vaughan, Bettie Bowl
ing, Sallie Crabtree, and Ella Crab-,
tree, all of Rougemont, N. C. She
is also survived by nine grand
Funeral services will be conduct
ed tomorrow at the home. Rev.
Hudson of Durham will be the min
ister in charge.
Interment wil be in the Bowling
WILLIAM G. BRANN
DIED LAST THURS.
Death Caused by Old Age and ‘
William Brann, age 86, died at his i
home in Roxboro on Thursday, i
February 27, 1935. He had been ill i
for one year. Old age and compli- <
cations were given as the cause of <
He is survived by his wife, Eliza- 1
beth Brann, four sons, John, Henry, j
Heze and George Brann, of Person >
county, five daughters, Mrs. Ira 1
Wrenn, Mrs. Clem Bowles, Mre. I
Mag Cozart, Mrs. John Carver, Mrs.
Sam Monday. -•
The funeral services were con
ducted at home on Friday, Febru- i
ary 26. Elder Lex Chandler was the
minister in charge.
Pallbearers were grandsons of :
Interment was made in Stories
We especially want all news
events of every locality la the
Write or phono us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
SEVEN EXTRA AWARDS
r Great Activity Expected From
Now Until 8 O’clock Satur
e day Night When Campaign
L. P. Van Duzer, Campaign Di
rector, announced today, that seven
additional prizes will be offered in
the Merchant’s Grand Prize Cam
paign, which ends Saturday evening
at 8 o’clock. With the three big
j prizes, this will make ten valuable
j prizes to be given in the contest.
The Ten Prizes
* Ist Grand Prize, 1936 Standard
j 2nd Grand Prize, 1936 General
3rd Grand Prize, 1936 Philco 7-
tube Cabinet Radio.
4th prize $12.00 in Trade Cards or
’ sth prize, New Spring Model
r Dress, value $7.95.
6th prize, Houbigant’s Toilet Set
' Value $5.95. /
7th prize, $5.00 Trade Card for
u groceries. |
j Bth prize $5.00 Trade Card for
. dry cleaning or laundby.
9th prize $5.00 Trade Card for
e oil and gasoline.
10th prize, box of Monogrammed
stationery or 5 years subscription
n to Person County Times.
1 Voting Closes BP. M. Saturday
Contestants and their friends are
_ working day and night in an effort
, to- be one of the winners in the
campaign, and it is expected that
l’ many changes will occur in the
r ' standing of contestants prior to Sat
[| urday evening. Tabulation of votes
will be posted to date in the first
l bulletin Saturday morning, and new
[ bulletins at 12 o”clock noon and 4
[’ P- m. will be posted in Campaign
l’ Headquarters giving the standing
l’ ht (those timeq. At approximately
l’ 9; 30 p. m. campaign headquarters
will have arrived at the final tabu
lation of votes, and the Campaign
a Director will announce from the
stage of the Palace Theatre between
9:30 and 10:00 o’clock the winners
in this big campaign.
Interest has been high during the
contest and it is expected that all
[candidates will continue working
even harder right up to the last
Below is given a standing of the
. candidates today. It may change a
dozen times before Saturday night.
Now is the time to help your fav
E Louise Pulliam.
1 James A. Long, Jr.
Mrs. Clarence E. Brooks.
’ Mrs. S. E. Barnette.
' Kathleen Williams.
Mrs. R. D. Hardman.
; Mrs. Beth Brewer Pridgen. ’
Mrs. Robert Burch.
Mrs. O. H. Winstead, Semora.
STATEMENT FROM ROXBORO
The Woman’s Club of Roxboro
wishes to express itself as being
deeply gratified that at last the
Community House is properly kept
in a business-like manner In the
hands of the proper authorities.
The Woman’s Club has never
been under the impression that the
Community House belonged to
them, they did not desire their
knowing they could not finance it
alone—and until recently it never
had formally been decided to whom
or what it did belong to.
After it was built the Woman’s
Club very generously, moved prop
erty and equipment ta, to the value
of more than S3OO. The only time
it seemed like it belonged to the
club was when struggling to meet
debts on said property.
When bills for .the upkeep of the
building kept coming as
plumbing, etc.—the president wish
ed to know to whom should the
bills be sent, as it d}d not belong
to the Woman’s Club—No one seem
ed to know so the club appointed
Mrs. Davis, the House Chairman,
to confer with the town authorities
and try to get the matter settled in
Proper and business like manner.
when it was reported at the dob
meeting, Mredayrftenoon, that
the matter was aatHei to the satte-
Jretton of an. tha etafe' greatly re-