INTERESTING EVENTS OF
SEVERAL YEARS AGO
On ' Thursday, March 12th,
the General Post Office was
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.
Undrew iloyner To Deliver address
flt Chamber Os Commerce Dleeting
Meeting Will be Held March 23
at Hotfel Jones at 7:30 P. M.
Over 125 Expected to be
REPORT OF ACTIVITIES TO
Andrew Joyner, City Manager of
Greensboro, N. C., will be the prin
cipal speaker at the annual dinner
at the Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce. Mr. Joyner has the reputa
tion of an excellent speaker and
those who are present are assured
of a real treat.
The meeting will be held Mon
day, March 23rd at 7:30 p. m. at
Hotel Jones. It will also be a joint
meeting of the Kiwanis Club and
Rotary Club. All members of the
two clubs and all members of the
Chamber of Commerce are urged
to attend and bring their wives and
At this meeting a report of the
activities of the Chamber of Com
merce will be given and plans out
lined for work next year. The names
of the new directors will also be
Places are being prepared for 125
and all who are not members of the
Kiwanis or Rotary clubs are urged
to get tickets at once from Hugh
This is the first dinner meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce and
the directors are very anxious to
make it a success.
Favors will be given to the ladies
and many valuable prizes will be
MRS. JOYNER AND
NAT BROOKS AT
Club Met in Basement of Metho
dist Church Last Monday
Mrs. C. H. Joyner and Mr. N. V.
Brooks were guests at the regular
meeting of the Kiwanis club last
Mrs. Joyner recited the of
Edgar Guest, “It Takes a Heap of
Living In a House To Make it a
Home.” She was accompanied by
Thos. Hamilton on the violin and
Miss Bivins Winstead on the piano.
Later she recited another poem.
N. V. Brooks spoke on life at the
local prison camp. His talk was both
interesting and instructive.
A poem by Bill Warren, poet
laureate of the club, was read by
Sam Merritt. The poem was entitled
“Save a Life.”
The next meeting of the club will
be held in the community house.
MAJOR BOWES HOUR
AT ROXBORO HIGH
Amateurs From Six Schools
Have Reported and Others
Are Expected at Any Minute.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8:00 P. M.
A Major Bowes amateur contest
will be given at Roxboro high
school auditorium • Friday, March
13th, 1936. at 8 p. m.
Twenty-five dollars in prizes to
be given away.
You can’t afford to miss the ex
hibition of Person County talent at
Roxboro high school Friday even
ing. The outstanding schools of this
county are not failing to respond
to the call. Representatives from
Bethel Hill, Allensville, Roxboro
high school, East Roxboro, The
Central School, Ca-Vel, have re
ported. Major Bowes is expecting
to hear from the others today.
Admission 25c for adults, 10c for
all school children in the town and
MR. JAMES IN ROXBORO
Mr. Allison James, Democratic
candidate for Congress, was in Rox
boro last Saturday evening shak
ing hands with old friends and mak
ing new ones.
Mr. James plans a very active
campaign all. over his territory and
•sped* to he bade in Roxboro in
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
FINAL RITES TODAY
FOR JOHN H. CARVER
Services for Well Known Person
County Citizen Held at Long
Memorial Methodist Church.
Final rites for John H. Carver,
well known and respected citizen
of Roxboro, were held this sifter
noon at 3:00 p. m. at Edgar Long
Methodist church with Rev. B. P.
Robinson in charge, assisted by
Rev. W. F. West. Mr. Carver died.
Tuesday night in Watt’s hospital
where he had been for a number of
weeks. Empyema was given as the
cause of his death. He had been in
ill health for about two years.
Surviving are two brothers, H. S.
Carver, of Rougemont, and O. T.
Carver, of Durham; and three sist
ers, Mrs. F. O. Carver and Mrs. Al
bert Clayton, of Roxboro. and Mrs.
J. R. Maynard of Salisbury.
Active pallbearers were Willie,
Arthur, Marvin, Gordon, F. 0., Jr.,
and Malone Carver and Winfrey
Honorary pallbearers were Algy
Jackson, F. D. Long, Sam Oliver,
T. D. Winstead, W. A. Sergeant, R.
L. Wilburn. R. B. Smith, W. D.
Merritt, Kendall Street, Luther
Hull, Philo D. Wilson, Ben Davis,
Hugh Woods and W. R. Hambrick.
Flower bearers were: Brodie
Riggsbee, Curtis Oakley, N. V.
Brooks. David Brooks, Earl Brad
sher, Chas, Holeman, Lawrence
Hall, Clyde Swatz. Wallace Woods,
Eugene Thomas, W. H. Harris, Ed
ear Masten, T. B. Woody, Dr. G.
W. Gentry, Hassel Long, J. S. Mer
ritt, Henry Lee Winstead, G. W.
Thomas, Dick Bullock, M. T. Clay
ton, W. T. Kirby and Joe Kirby.
Interment was in Burchwood
CENTRAL STATE LOOP
TO HOLD MEET FRIDAY
Baseball talk will be in the air
on Friday night when representa
tives from the various clubs of the
Central State baseball league meet
in the Ca-Vel school building.
B. B. Mangum, president of the
leagfte will preside over the meet
ing. Admission of a new club to
the league will also be discussed.
One of the clubs of last years loop
will move up to thte professional
class and it seems that the Central
league will make an effort to en
large its present membershhip.
BABY CONTEST TO
START AT ONCE
Plenty of Time to Enter Your
Child in Contest if Age is
Under Six Years.
The following attractive children
have been nominated and are be
ing sponsored for the baby contest.
If you have a candidate, it isn’t too
late to enter it in the contest. Any
child from six months to six years
is> eligible. Vote for the most popu
Betty Jean Wilkerson.
Mary Virginia Timberlake.
Russel Newell, Jr.
Roger Wilkerson, Jr.
Anne Briggs Moore.
Alice Lee Boatwright.
Nancy Ann Murray.
Philip Thomas, Jr.
Tillie May King.
Bebe Daniels Knight.
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State Warrants For Sale at
JOE PROCITA TO
BE AT TUXEDO
Leading Sectional Tournament
Player for Ten Years, Has
Defeated Majority of World’s
Joe Procita, 32-year-old Italian
pocket billiards ace, who is rated
among the world’s leading experts
at this particular style of billiards,
will appear at Tuxedo Billiard
Parlor, Roxboro, N. C. on March
19th at 3:00 p. m. Procita hails from
Gloversville, New York. Has been
a leading sectional tournament
player for ten years. In individual
matches, at one time or another,
he has defeated most of the world’s
best billiard aces. His hobby is base
ball and in upstate New York, he is
widely known as a semi-pro ball
player. His participation in the 1935
world’s pocket billiards champion
ship tournament, held on the new
purple colored cloth with solid
colored balls at Hotel Pennsylvan
ia’s roof garden in New York last
December, marked his first entrance
in the world title event. Despite
the fact that he finished last in
the standings he was strictly the
“hard luck” player in the tourna
There happened to be two suc
cessive 125 to 0 games and Joe was
on the short and on both of these
nights, which came in succession.
First, Jimmy Caras, the present
champion, conquered him by this
score, after setting a high run rec
ord for the event with a cluster
of 104 balls; then the following
night, Bennie Allen turned in one
of those games you read about in
fiction by running 125 and out.
Procita is considered one of the
game’s most capable instructors.
To Open Skeet
Club This Week
Will be Open Two Afternoons
a Week for the Coming
Months. Many Skeet Fans in
The Person County Skeet Club
will open this week and the boys
will start banging away.
Definite days that the club will
be open have not been decided upon,
but Friday will probably be one.
The sponsors of the club are very
anxious that ladies come out this
year and see what they can do with
Last year was the first year of
this organization and it proved to
be very popular. A number of
people became excellent marksmen.
Many could get 21 or 22 out of a
possible 25. Several matches were
held with other cities and the Rox
boro boys were always able to hold
up their end of the score.
It is very evident that this sport
will be even more popular this year
than last year.
Son of Late D. R. Hamlet Died
of Pneumonia in Kinston
David R. Hamlet, age 11, son ofj
the late David R. Hamlet and Mrs. I
Ruth D. Seamster, died of pneu-i
monia on March 10 in Kinston after
an illness of only a few days.
He is survived by his mother.
Mrs. Ruth Seamster and step fath
er, W. B. Seamster of Roxboro.
Funeral services were held at
Woody’s Funeral Home Wednesday,
March 11. Rev Lee was the minister
Interment was made in Burch
OSCAR PAMPLIN WINNER
Oscar Pamplin of Roxboro, won
the Jack Pot of SSO given away by
the Palace Theatre last night.
Mr. Pamplin attended the morn
The Kiddies Jack Pot was called
off last Saturday due to the fact
that school was being held.
The adult Jack Pot for next Wed
nesday will be SSO.
. The production- credit association
of Davie County wfil be of tremen
dous value to farmers this season,
according to the pwnul outlook.
CONFESSED T 0
Stated That He Made Every
Effort to Avoid Hitting Wil
UNDER BOND OF SSOO
On Friday afternoon of last week
Silas Soloman, hit-and-run driver,
surrendered to local officers, after
a silence of four days. He struck
and fatally injured Otho L. Wilson,
resident of the Somerset Mills com
munity, last Monday night as he
was walking on the Durham high
way near his home. He made his
surrender to Sheriff M. T. Clayton
and Patrolman W. A. Baxter.
According to Soloman, he made
every possible effort to avoid hit
ting the man. Sheriff Clayton quot
ed him as saying that he, in the
excitement of the accident, and
nervousness of hfs wife, who was
riding with him, became confused
and excited himself and kept driv
ing. The officers had traced the
car a short ways to a railway cross
ing where the car lost its hood on
the night of the accident. This had
been in the hands of officers since
that night. They had been searching
for the car to which the hood be
When Soloman gave up, officers
: were headed for him, since they
had gained enough evidence to be
lieve that it was he who killed Wil
Soloman, accompanied by the of
ficers, drove out to the place where
the accident occured on Friday and
it was clearly seen by the car tracks
that he had made a desperate ef
fort to miss hitting the man.
Soloman was placed under a bond
of SSOO at the trial Tuesday.
BETHEL GIRLS TO
For Two Years Forwards Have
Averaged 33 Points Per Game.
Bethel Hill girl’s basketball team
will attend the North Carolina Of
ficial Gold Medal Amateur Inde
pendent Basketball Tournament at
Creedmoor March 13 and 14. This
team was also invited to the tour
nament at Raleigh but did not ac
cept because it would necessitate
losing several days from school.
During the past two seasons
Coach Cannon’s team has not lost
a game in regular interscholastic
competition. The team consists of
only average size players who pass
the ball fast and accurate and make
their shots count.
For the last two years the for
wards have averaged 33 points a
game, while the guards held op
ponents to 8 points. Some of the
teams which were defeated are as
follows: Chapel Hill, Henderson,
Middleburg, Roxboro, Allensville,
Wilton and Yanceyville.
The squad consists of the follow
ing players: Forwards: Annie Mae
Brandon, Hazel Jones, Gladys Mur
ray, Huldah Hall, Emily Gravely,
Louise Hall, Bessie Laura Todd,
Martha Wehrenberg; Guards: Nel
lie Gravely, Ellen Coxe Merritt,
1 Clara Woody, Nellie Evans, Alice
Humphries, Odell Smith, and An
nie Broks Bailey.
SCOUT COURT OF HONOR TO
The Boy Scout Court of Honor
will meet Monday night, March 16
at 7:30 p. m. in the basement of the
All scouts wishing to pass tests
are urged to be present.
“A NEGRO WEDDING”
Rastus and Dina to be given in
Leasburg graded school auditorium
on Saturday night at 7:30 o’clock.
Admission sc. Additional features—
side shows and cake walk.
The public is cordially invited,
are requested to be present.
REV. BARCLIFF TO PREACH
D. Bardiff, former Pastor
of Ljfrgmrst and East Roxboro
churciwfc/yiH preach at East Rox
boro oxnSUnday, March 15, at 7 p.
m. A cordial invitation is extended
to aO. iit i ■
One Hundred and Twenty-five
Present at Community House
for Enjoyable Occasion.
HON. C. ERWIN SPEAKER
One of the season’s outstanding
events was the Preacher-Teacher
banquet which took place at the lo
cal Community House on Tuesday
night at seven o’clock.
One hundred and twenty-five
preachers arid teachers of Person
County were present. The affair
was sponsored by the School Mas
ters Club of Person County, of
which Mr. S. B. Satterwhite ia
president. He presided at the meet
ing Tuesday night. Rev. Thomas
Hamilton, Roxboro preacher, rend
ered a beautiful violin solo. Mr. R.
L. Harris, of Roxboro, very fitting
ly introduced Hon. Clyde A. Erwin,
Superintendent of Education of
North Carolina, who delivered the
principal address of the evening. In
his address he effectively compared
and contrasted the schools of today
with those of twenty years ago. He
pointed out numerous improve
ments which have been made in the
school system since that time. How
ever, he stressed the fact that there
are many improvements yet to be
made, and many obstacles to be
overcome in the institutions of
learning, before they reach the
point of perfection. It is needless
to add that his speech was very
much enjoyed, and the entire audi
ence consider themselves fortun
ate to have heard such a splendid
Following the address, Mrs. Sam
Whitten sponsored a program fea
turing several musical and dancing
Beautiful Designs Put on the
Market as Spring Patterns.
More New Numbers Coming
Two new patterns begin the
spring line at John Watts Co., better
known to Person County people as
Somerset Mills. The first pattern
is a jacquard floral design using a
half and half contrasted effect with
the light tone floral against the
dark ground and the darker floral
against a light ground in a series
The other goes “dotty” for the
spring with the wide center panel
in a dotted effect and tiny corals
run up each side, outlining the dot
ted center. The center is light with
colored dots and the florals are
half dark in the light ground and
half light where they border on
the darker border.
It is understood that there are
more new numbers to follow.
HERE LAST THURSDAY
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Rench
ard of New York City spent several
hours in Roxboro last Thursday.
Mr. Renchard is the representa
tive of the Chemical Bank and
Trust Co., of New York. While here
they were entertained by G. C.
Mr. Hunter took the visitors on
a tour of the city including the mill
REV. ROBINSON AT
BETHEL HILL TUESDAY
On Tuesday morning at the regu
lar chapel period the high school
group had as their guest Rev. B. P.
Robinson, pastor of the Long Me
morial Methodist church of Rox
boro, who made a very interesting
talk. In order to have a successful
life, he advised all students to have
a purpose worthy of themselves and
their parents who gave them life.
“That purpose,” he said, “may be
accomplishhed by being diligent,
thorough, and honest.”
PERSON ZONE MEETS
The Person County Missionary
Zone will hold its Spring meeting
at Concord Church Tuesday, March
24th, beginning at 10 a. m. Every
one Is to bring lunch which wffl be
spread picnic fashion.
MRS. E. B. CRAVEN, ,t
We especially want all news
events of every locality in the
Write or phone us about what
has happened. This is your paper.
IST PRIZE WINNER
James A. Long, Jr. Winner of
Second Prize Mrs. Clarence
E. Brooks in Third Position.
ALL RECEIVED AWARDS
Miss Louise Pulliam was declared
the winner of the Merchant’s Cam
paign last Saturday night at the
Palace Theatre by Mr. L. P. Van
Duzer, director of the campaign.
Miss Pulliam received a 1936 Chev
rolet coach. Her vote total was 4,-
Mr. James A. Long, Jr. won the
second prize —a 1936 Genera]
Motor’s Frigidaire. His vote was
Mrs. Clarence Brooks won the
third prize —a 1936 7-tube Philco
radio. Her votes added to a total
With the last few days of the
campaign displaying feverish ex
citement among the leading contes
tants, Saturday had the contestants
growing more and more tense as in
termittent postings of standings dur
ing the day revealed many changes
through to the last minute of bal
Starting off in Roxboro about 4
weeks ago, the campaign aroused
considerable interest from the first
and as time passed, partied plating
merchants noted a decided increase
in the volume of business and other
merchants commented that their
business had also been aided es
pecially by the free vote days on
Tuesdays during the campaign when
great numbers came into Roxboro
from rural vicinity to register.
Emphasis placed on junk brought
in resulted in cleaning out of many,
unsightly spots around Roxboro,
for ton after ton of scrap iron, auto
mobile tires and every other kind
of conceivable junk was hauled out
of obscure spots or vacant lots and
brought into the barn.
The other winners in the cam
4th—Miss Kathleen Williams
sth—Miss Louise Oliver New;
spring model dress, value $7.95.
6th—Mrs. Sam E. Barnette—Hou
bigant’s Toilet Set, value $5.95.
7th—Mrs. Robert Burch—ss.oo
trade card for groceries.
Bth—Mrs. R. D. Hardman—ss.oo
trade card for dry cleaning or
9th—Mrs. Beth Brewer Pridgen—
ss.oo trade card for oil and gasoline.
10th—Mrs. O. H. Winstead—Box
of Monogrammed Stationery, or 5
years subscription to Person County
11th—Nell Edwards—ss.oo trade
card at the “Courier.”
PUT IN LAUNDRY
New Ironer Can Take Care of
Ironing For Every Citizen in
One of the neatest and fastest
pieces of machinery in Roxboro can
now be seen at the Roxboro Laun
dry Co. The new ironer recently
purchased by this company has been
put in place and is turning out
Mr. Kirby, the manager, invites
the people of this county to drop
in and see this machine at work.
The machine operates at a slow;
speed and yet it turns out work in
a hurry and the finished product
is beautifully done.
AN AUTO ACCIDENT EVERY
ONE - HALF MINUTE
There is an automobile accident
every one-half minute, and 34,000
deaths are caused yearly by auto
mobiles. No matter how careful a
driver you are, you never knowi
when your car may bring death or
injury. The U. S. F. and G. policy
and the service that goes with It
are your best protection. See
Roxboro, N. C.
• *Mrty Yancey County human
J 8 ™ p»cea a cooperative onwr for
HMMteea, red ctorsr, orchard grant
timothy and tobacco seed.