r INTERESTING EVENTS
OF YEARS AGO
On Thursday, March 26,
1888, Ist International Wo
IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU READ Tilt PERSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
Chamber Commerce Holds First
Birthday Party IHonday Hiyht
Andrew Joyner, Jr., Delivered
Principal Address of Evening;
Dwelt on Those Who Lead and
Those Who Lean.
GORDON HUNTER PRESIDED
One of the best civic meetings of
the year was held last Monday
night when the Chamber of Com
merce held its first birthday party
or annual dinner meeting.
Approximately two hundred men
and women gathered at Hotel Rox
boro for the affair. Many more
would have been present, but the
dining room would not permit a
The meeting was presided over
by Gordon C. Hunter, president of
the organization for the first year.
Mr. Hunter made an excellent toast
master and his remarks were en
joyed from the beginning to the
During the meal gifts and favors
were passed out to the ladies and
men and practically everyone went
home with five or six items of con
siderable value—especially, hose.
The principal address of the even
ing was delivered by Mr. Andrew
Joyner, Jr., city manager and at
torney of Greensboro. Mr. Joyner’s
speech was right to the point and
related to progress of any city and
how it could be gained if the people
would co-operate. Every person
present enjoyed his remarks and
found them both true and helpful.
He is an excellent speaker.
A report of the achievements of
the Chamber of Commerce was
passed out to all the members . This
report proved that many things have
been done and that the organization
has been of real value to the county.
Hugh Sawyer, secretary, had little
to say. Hugh was willing to let his
report rest on its own merits and
members agreed that it could easily
Stuart Ford, incoming president
delivered a short talk and promised
the club his best efforts to make
the coming year a success.
Among the guests present were
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierson, of Dur
ham, Mr. Pierson is secretarv of th“
Chamber of Commerce in that city
and was very much interested in
the organization of the Roxboro
Mr. Hunter presented for the first
time the members of the new board
of directors of the Roxboro chamber
of commerce, who are as follows:
P. L. Cashwell. S. M. Ford, R. L.
Harris, Dr. J. H. Hughes. G. C.
Hunter, F. C. Long, J. W. Noell
Preston Satterfield and E. G.
MORE MONEY NEEDED
FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
List Has Been Growing Daily
and Opportunity Again Given
for People to Contribute.
The response to the call for funds
for the flood sufferers has been very
good in Person County, but more
money is needed. Each day has
brought the news of more victims
and the list has been growing by
leaps and bounds.
On Wednesday of this week
Gordon Hunter, chairman of the lo
cal unit of the Red Cross received
a telegram asking for at least fifty
per cent more.
Person County people are re
quested to meet this call in their
usual fine manner.
Below is a list of those who have
Alec Bass $ 1.00
J. A. Long, Jr 1.00
B. G. Clayton 1.00
C. D. Clayton 1.00
J. B. Riggsbee 1.00
W. R. Hambrick 1.00
Ben Davis 1.00
Long, Bradshhed & Co 1.00
Preston Satterfield 2.00
T. C. Brooks 1.00
N. Lunsford 1.00
Mrs. N. Lunsford 1.00
J. L. Gentry 50
C. P. Gentry .50
Harris & Burns 5.00
H. W. Newell 2.00
P/ L. Cashwell 1.00
Ellen Marie Sears 1.00
JV. S. Price 1.00
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
Had Been in Declining Health
For Several Years; Funeral
Held at Home.
Mrs. Fluvana Buchanan, 80, widow
of thfc late J. P. Buchanan, suc
cumbed at her home in the Mill
Creek community at 2:30 o’clock
Friday afternoon after having been
in declining health for several years.
Surviving are five sons, Billy, J.
R., G. C., C. O. and E. W. Buchanan;
three daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Walker,
Mrs. Rosa Gentry, and Mrs. Roxie
Gentry, all of Pqrson County; 55
grandchildren and 22 great-grand
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock
at the Mill Creek Baptist church.
Rev. N. J. Todd, pastor, officiated,
assisted by Rev. J. C. McGregor and
Rev. J. B. Currin. Interment was
made in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers wenq Clyde Gentry,
Claude Buchanan, Archie Walker,
Malcus Buchanan, Terrill Mangum,
and Fred Buchanan.
Flower bearers were: Mary Gent
ry, Mrs. Alvin Clayton, Nine Walk
er, Clara Gentry, Margaret Gentry,
Mrs. Dewey Dickerson, Lena Buch
anan, Shirley, Charles and Spurgeon
Buchanan, Grady Gentry, Inez
Buchanan, Roxana Gentry and
FINAL RITES FOR
Died at Watt’s Hospital Follow
ing an Illness of Thirty-six
Mrs. William Edward Humphries,
age 16, of the Olive Branch commu
nity, died at Watt’s hospital Tues
day, March 17, 1936, following an
illness of 36 hours.
She is survived by her husband,
Darents, Johnnie and Viola Bowles
Holt, fivb sisters, Mrs. Bessie Buch
anan, Mrs. Sallie Humphries, Ivey,
Elizabeth and Onie Holt, and four
brothers, Jack, Willie, J. E. and
Henry Edward Holt.
Funeral services were conducted
at Oak Grove Mfethodist church
Thursday, March 19 at 3 p. m. Rev.
E. B. Craven was the minister in
Pallbearers were John Melton,
Charlie Tatum. Robert Herrug, J. O.
Kelly, HasSel Long, Clarence Oak
Interment was made in Oak
Grove Methodist church cemetery.
MANY PRIZES GIVEN
Hundreds of Gifts atad Prizes
Distributed at Annual Dinner
Held at Jones Hotel Monday
All people who attended the first
dinner meeting of the Roxboro
Chamber of Commerce were greet
ed with a large number of gifts.
Several received prizes that were
of considerable value. Below is a
Table light, by Dr. G. W. Gentey,
given by Carolina Power and Light
Five quarts Gulf oil, by R. P.
Bums, given by Robert Whitfield.
Thrift card, by Tom Brooks, giv
en by Palace Theatre.
Six crystal sherbets, by Cephus
Joyner, given by The Newells.
One pair ho9e, given to every
lady, by Leggett’s Department Store.
One ash tray set, by S. F. Nicks,
Jr., given by Woody Long and How
One thrift card, ,by Mrs. Frank
Whitfield, given by Palace Theatre.
(Continued on Page Four)
Sixteen cases wieire heard yester
day in garnishee proceedings in be
half of the City of Roxboro for past,
due taxes. More will be tried at a
later date. •
FORD TO HEAD
Popular Executive of Collins
and Aikman Elected Last
Week as Second President.
Stuart Ford, superintendent of
Collins and Aikman, was elected as
president of the Roxboro Chamber
of Commerce at a meeting of the
directors last week.
During thq past year Mr. Ford
served as a director of the organi
zation and also rendered valuable
service on a number of committees.
This gentleman from Yankeeland
has been in Roxboro for about two
years, but during this time he has
been interested in evdry activity
that related to the growth of Rox
boro and Person County.
He is well qualified for the post
having lived in France, Canada and
the United States and has watched
business conditions in each country.
In addition to this he is a natural
George Kelly, Present National
Pocket Billiards Champion to
be Here April 2.
George Kelly, present national
pocket billiards champion, who will
appear at Tuxedo Billiard Parlor
on April 2nd at 3:00 p. m. was born
in Philadelphia in 1906. He learned
to play billiards in his home when
his parents installed a table. He
scored his first major victory in
1934 when he won the national title
from a field of ten leading experts
setting a high run record for na
tional championship competition
by running 125 balls in two innings.
This record ties world’s champ
ionship tournament record held by
Ralph Greenleaf. Inasmuch as the
national pocket billiards tourna
ment wasn’t held last year, Kelly
still holds the crown. He has com
peted four times in world’s title
events and finished as runner-up for
thq world’s crown in 1932. In the
1935 event, held in New York last
December, he finished in third place
in the standings, winning the berth
in a play-off with his fellow Phila
delphian, Willie Mosconi. He plays
both tennis and golf and is inter
ested in music, having an exception
al Irish tenor voidev He als plays
a good game of three-cushion bil
liards. Kelly comes from a noted
family; his father having been the
world’s sculling champion for many
years, while one of his uncles is
none other than Walter C. Kelly,
the “Virginia Judge” of stage fame.
ONE CENT SALE AT
THOMAS DRUG STORE
Sale to Last For Four Days, Wed,
Thjirs., Fri. and Sat, April Ist,
2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
Thomas Drug Store will feature,
next week, a one cent sale on Wed
nesday, Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday, April Ist, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Hundreds of items will be placed
on sale at the regular price and an
extra article of the same kind can
be bought for one cent.
The, proprietors of this store state
that this will be the largest sale ever
conduced by the store and that any
number of rare bargains will be of
fered the public.
AUCTION SALE SATURDAY
One barrel of Person County
home made flour will be sold to the
highest bidder Saturday afternoon.
March 28th, at 3:00 p. m. in front
of Carl Winstead’s Grocery.
The proceeds from this sale will
go to the Red Cross fund to reliev'd
suffering in the flood area.
Rev. W. F. West stated that he
would be glad to sell any other
item for cash at this time provided
the proceeds went to this cause.
MR. HASSAN IMPROVING
Mr. A. S. Hassan, a merchant who
is well known throughout this
county, has been confined to his bed
for several weeks. Mr. Hassan has
been quite ill, but we are glad to
rteport that he is improving.
PERSON CO. HAS
CHANCE TO GET
NEW PRISON CAMP
Camp Will Cost the State
Around $35,0100 and Will be
Built of Brick.
Person county has an excellent
chance to secure a statte prison
camp if the proper things can be
done at once.
The state of North Carolina plans 1
to erect two camps at once. Person j
County is being considered for one. ;
The camp will cost around $35,000 j
and will be built of brick. It will
be back from the road and will be 1
a nice looking unit. Shrubbery and !
flowers will be planted around the 1
Other counties in the state are
also after this camp and it stands
to reason that the offer from this
county must be good.
A number of options have been
secured on sites here by the offici
als who are looking after the mat
ter. Ten acres of land will be need
A decision will probably be reach
ed by the state in a few days.
Thursday a. m. A delegation from
Roxboro conferred with Campus
Waynick yesterday concerning this
proposition and they report that
Person County has an excellent
chance to get the camp in the very
near future, probably by July Ist.
The camp can be five or six miles
in the country but must have
HURDLE MILLS ROAD
MAY BE STARTED
IN FEW WEEKS
Road Will be of Considerable
Value to Hurdle Mills and Rox
It is very probable that work on
the road from Roxboro to Hurdle
Mills will be started at once. A
notice has been posted in the court
house at Roxboro for all who have
complaints to file them at once, and
this notice evidently means that
work will start in short order.
The road will start near Roxboro
and will continue to Hillsboro. It
will be an all-wbather road and one
that should be the means of turning
a large amount of traffic through
Hurdle Mills citizens have been
wanting this road for years and so
have the people who lidq in Rox
boro. It will help both and mean
much to the county.
Definite information may be ex
pected at a later date.
S9BB TAKEN IN
FOR HUNTING IN
This Amount Received From
Sales of Hunting Licenses in
$l5O FOR YEAR BEFORE
N. E. Davis, county game warden,
reported that $988.00 was taken in
r or hunting licenses in Person coun
ty for the season that has just clos
The year before only $150.00 was
taken in for licenses.
Mr. Davis stated that he was
forced to make only a few arrests
during thfe season and that his dep
uties made very few. People ap
peared to be very anxious to co
operate and as a result they did very
little hunting out of season.
In today’s Times he makes a plea
in behalf of the observance of all
W. C. SATTERFIELD FELT ILL
W. C. Satterfield, of Ca-Vel felt
just a little ill and decided not to
attend the movies Wednesday night.
His name was drawn as winner
of the Jack Pot of SSO and he is
probably worse today.
Too many people welcome the
census taker as though he were try
ing to sell a patent mop.
j 0. B. GORMAN TO
I GREENVILLE, S. C.
Popular Scout Executive Re-!
cfcives Promotion and Will
Leave in Short Time.
Mr. O. B. Gorman, popular scout
executive of Cherokee Council, has
1 been promoted by the National
Council and will leave this district
in a short time for Greenville, S. C.
| Mr. Gorman is known to every
| scout in this county and also to a
i large number of individuals. He has
| had active charge of scouting in
, Person County for several years
i and has done a good job. “Country,”
i as he is popularly known, is loved
l by all the scouts in Cherokee Coun
| cil. His knowledge of scout work
has made him outstanding in this
It is not yet known who has been
assigned to this territory, but this
announcement may be expected in
a few days.
WILLIAM NUTT DIED
AT HOME MONDAY
Funeral Servictes Conducted at
Home Tuesday With Elder
Lex Chandler in Charge.
William Nutt, age 75, died at his
home in the Berea community on
Monday, March 23, 1936. Death re
sulted from a sudden heart attack.
He had been in his usual state of
health until the time of the attack.
He had been almost a life-long
member of Ebenezer church until
his removal to the Berea community
since which time he had been a
member of Tar River Primitive
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lovilla Nutt, and by two daughters.
Miss Lessie Nutt, of Danville, Va.,
Mrs. P. T. Clayton, Rougemont, N.
C., and by three sons, Mr. Wardie
Nutt, Langley Field, Va., Mr. Clar
ence and Bradsher Nutt of Rouge
mont, N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
at the home at 3 o’clock Tuesday
afternoon. Elder Lex Chandler, his
Pall bearers were: Tom Mangum,
John Cash, Euriel Harris, William
Edward Whitley Mitchell White, Jack
Clayton, Clifton Adcock.
Flower bearers were: Miss Marie
Adcock, Mrs. Alma Mangum, Mrs.
Willie Adcock, Miss Lillian Roberts,
Miss Nellie Watson, Mrs. Mitchell
White, Miss Gertrude Harris, Miss
Inez Brooks, Miss Rebecca Cash.
Song selections were: “Rock Os
Ages,” “Asleep In Jesus,” “We Shall
Sleep But Not Forever.” They were
rendered by Surl church choir.
Interment was made in the church
GET POWER WED.
Forty-Four Consumers in Bushy
Fork and Hurdle Mills Now
Hurdle Mills and Bushy Fork
residents of this county can now
turn on the lights if they care to.
For the past several weeks a con
struction chew of the Carolina Pow
er and Light Company has been
busy putting up the poles and wires
and the power was turned on yes
The line corrfes in at Frank Whit
field’s store at Bushy Fork and cuts
across the county to Hurdle Mills.
Forty-four consumers are now
using the power and more expect
to get lights in a short time.
JACKSON MOTOR CO.
SECURES OLDS AGENCY
Jackson Motor Co., Roxboro, has
been appointed official Oldsmobile
dealer in Person County. This com
pany has been doing business in
Person County for a bumber of
years and Mr. Jackson is well known
in the auto field.
Mr. Arch Jones has accepted a
position with Jackson Motor Co. and
will be manager of the sales de
After much delay to inclement
weather and sickness, 4-H Clubs
have been organized at Snow Hill
and Hookerton in Greene County
with 33 members.
We want all the news of
your community. Please
call us or send it in.
SCOUTERS TO BE
HERE JANUARY 12
Over Two Hundred Leaders of
Scout Work to Meet Here For
Dinner and Business Meeting.
FIRST ROXBORO MEETING
Cherokee Council’s annual meet
ing and Scouter’s Convention will
be held at Roxboro on Jan 12, 1937.
This is the largest meeting of scout
ers in the district and approximate
ly two hundred business men will
gather here from seven or eight
counties in this section of the coun
The speaker for the occasion has
not been named, but will be some
pjbminent person in scout work.
After the dinner business will be
transacted, reports heard, and the
Silver Beaver award will be pre
This meeting is the first of its
kind that has ever betn held in
Roxboro and the leaders plan to
make it one of the best that has
ever been held in the Cherokee
The place for the meeting has not
been decided upon.
GENE WHITAKER TO
HEAD AMATEUR HOUR
Has Sung For Practically Every
School and Fraternity Dance
In North Carolina.
Gene Whitaker, popular radio and
stage star has been secured to act
as “Master of Ceremonies” and con
duct Roxboro’s Amateur show at
the Palace Theatre, starting Thurs
day, April 2nd. ,
A specialist in singing romantic
songs, Whitaker has sung for
practically every school and frater
nity dance in North Carolina. He
has sung over radio stations WPTF,
WBT, and WDNC. It was while he
was singing over WDNC that Fred
dy Johnson, popular University of
North Carolina orchestra leader
heard him and promptly engaged
him as featured vocalist.
With Johnson’s Carolina Tar
Heels (known as the best dance
band the University of North Caro
lina has produced since Hal Kemp)
he toured the southern states on
dance engagements, singing for uni
versity proms, private dances and
In June. 1935, the Tar Heels mov
ed into the swanky Ocean Forest
Hotel at Myrtle Beach, where they
played for six weeks. One night
during his engagement, the boys
played a “battle of music” with
Glenn Gray and his world-famous
Casa Loma Orchestra. That’s one
experience the boys will never for
From Myrtle Beach, the bfend
moved into the Pavilion at More
head City, where for eight weeks
the band continued to please
crowds jammed to dance and still
others to listen to the novelties,
swing rhvthms and especially to the
vocal and ensemble numbers of the
band. Everywhere they appeared
crowds wanted to know the identity
of the vocalist with the new and
In September the boys went back
to school and soon were playing
dances again. In November, they
auditioned under Kay Kyser, popu
lar N. B. C. Maestro, who admired
the band very much indeed, and
who said of Gene Whitaker: “a
natural easy-goine song stylist, not
quite ready for “big-time,” but with
a little more experience, watch him
Gene stands six feet two inches;
he has brown hair and gray eyes.
In addition to appearing with
Johnson’s orchestra he has found
time to write the lyrics to several
songs. At present, he is composing
the lyrics to the production “Camp
DOLLY MADISON TO
OPEN APRIL 6TH
The Dolly Madison Theatre will
open for business Monday, April 6.
The picture for this day has not
The first car of poultry to be
shipped out of Hoke Countv in some
time brought farmers $1025.50.