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IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOINGTSiHutOUND YOU READ THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
VOLUME VIL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER THIRTY-SEVEN
AT PALACE THEATRE
A Program of Wide Variety and
Accomplishment Has been
Arranged For The Opening
The Palace Theatre will sponsor
a series of amateur programs be
ginning Thursday, April 2nd, per
formances to be given at both mati
nee and evening performances.
Three prizes, a cash award of $7.50
from the Palace management, a $5
permanent from Mi-Own Salon, and
$2.50 worth of tickets to the thea
tre, will be given. A program of
wide variety and accomplishment
has been arranged for the initial
performance, featuring Miss Nancy
Carrol Walters, a four-year-old pro
digy from Bushy Fork, Miss Jane
Murphy and Miss Evelyn Ann Gar
rett of Roxboro, Miss Rebecca
Hunter, tap dancer, of Roxboro, The
Person County Ramblers, a local
string band, and Mr. J. K. Wood,
soloist. Additional entertainment
will be offered by a group of ama
teurs from Durham.
The sponsors of this program feel
tty&t there is much talent in the
town and countv which will be giv
en an opportunity of expression in
this fashion. Indeed, they express
amazement at the number of people
who turned out for the first audi
tion Tuesdav night. Further audition
will be held each Tuesday night at
7 o’clock at the Community house,
and anyone who can sing a song,
do a dance or play is urged to put
in an appearance there for booking.
CLYDE OAKLEf WON
MATCH LAST FRI.
Was 22nd Straight Victory. De
feated Earl Gates of Burling
Clydfe, “Jack” Oakley, one of Rox
boro’s best boxers, defeated Earl
Gates, of Burlington, last Friday
night in a scheduled eight-round
The fight was stopped in the
sixth round as it was apparent that
Oakley was handing Gates a little
more than he could absorb.
This fight was number twenty
two that Oakley has won in succes
sion. He is one of the few boxers
who stays in training at all times
and really enjoys a good clean fight.
For the past two years or more he
has been fighting around Roxboro,
but seems destined to start climbing
the ladder in a short timfe.
HISTORY OF DOLLY
History Recounts That She Was
Born in Person County While
Mother Was on a Visit.
Roxboro’s new theatre, The Dolly
Madison, which opens next week,
was given its rame by a suggestion
of Mrs. L. M. Carlton of Roxboro.
The following interesting facts con
cern Dolly Madison, the lady for
whom Roxboro’s new place o'
amusement was named:
Dolly Payne was married to
James Madison, laSqr President of
the United States, in 1794. ITer death
occurred in the year of 1849. He'
parents were natives of Pennsyl
vania. It was while her mother was
visiting in Person Couhty that
“Dolly” was born. Payne’s Tavern, a
point only a few miles out of Rox
boro, in Person county, was her
birth place. She was a very brilliant
society matron and her picture
hangs in the art gallery in Raleigh
GARDEN CLUB TO MEET
The Garden Club will meet joint
ly with the Woman’s Club on Mon
day afternoon at 3 o’clock at Com
munity House. We will have an il
lustrated lecture on The Wild Flow
ers of N. C., by a member of the
Botany Department of Duke Uni
versity. Come and bring a friend,
for we want as many as care to
enjoy the opportunity to be free
Mrs. Sanders, Pres.
B. F. Hester Died!
Tues. At Home;
One of Person County’s Mostj
Prominent and Beloved Citi
zens Succumbed to Attack of
FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY
B. F. (Marsh) Hestejr, age 80, of
the Hester’s Store community, died
at his home Tuesday night. Mr.
Hester had been ill with pneumonia
for several weeks. His condition
had been critical for the past two
weeks, and he had been weakening
for the past several days. A sfevere
attack of pneumonia last fall lefJ
him in a weak condition.
For a great many years he had
been a faithful member of Salem
Methodist church. Mr. Hester, a
former state senator, served in the
1930 and 1931 tensions of the Gen
eral Assembly, and served several
terms as county commissioner.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Martha Hester; 10 children,, by six
daughters, Mrs. H. J. Hester, Mrs.
L. A. Bradsher, Mrs. W. T. Bowles,
all of Route 2, Hurdle Mills, N. C.,
Miss Eula Hester, of Raleigh, N. C.,
Miss Maire Hester, Raleigh, N. C.,
Mrs. E. R. Thompson, Leasburg, N.
C. and four sons, Mr. C. E. Hester,
W. E. Hester, and J. E. Hester, of
Route 2, Hurdle) Mills, N. C., and
Walter Hester, Hopewell, Va.
Funeral services were held at the
horrie today. His pastor, Rev. D. D.
Tranum of Leasburg, N. C., Rev. S.
F. Nicks of Cedar Grove, N. C. and
Rev. Floyd Adams, Willow Springs.
N. C., and Rev. J. L. Jenkins of Me
bane, N. C. were the officiating
Active pallbearers were Dr. R.
F. Warren, Mr. Edgar Warren, Ar
thur Hester, Howard Hester. Frank
Hester. Raney Baynes, F. T. Whit
field, Robert HestP|r.
Honorary pallbearers were: Messrs.
W. H. Harris. Tom Winstead. Ben
Davis. Tom Bowes, W. T. Kirby,
Bob Newton. Jack Pleasants, John
Moore), D. M. Cash, Flem Long,
Walter Hawkins, N. S. Thomnson.
Mat Brooks. Chas. Holeman, W. R.
Hambrick, Raloh H. Baynes, Harry
Winstead, Kendall Street. J. A.
Long, W. I. Newton, A. E. Newton.
R. C. Hester, T. T. Hester. D. A.
Hester. H. K. Sanders. R. L. Wil
burn. A. W. Clayton, Dr. E. J. Tuck
er. S G. Winstead, Ira Allen, A. E.
Snines and W. H. Moore.
Flower beaters were: Lewis Hest
er. Francis Hester. Huldah Hester.
Mildred Hester, Carl Hester. Jr..
Mrs. Carl Hester, Jr., Bernice Hest
er. Beniamin Hester. Anne Hester.
Frank Hester. Jr.. Lucille Hester.
Frank Bradsher, Mrs. Frank Brad
sher, Mrs. Collin Abbitt, Hassel Al
len, Mrs. Hassel Allen, Winfred
Bobbitt, Mrs. Winfred Bobbitt. Ben
nie Bradsher, Nancv Bradsher.
Katherine Thompson. Jacob Thomp
son, Ed Thompson, Jr.
Interment was made in the Hest
er family cemetery.
Scout troop 32 of Roxboro held its
weekly meeting Monday, March 30.
There was a large percent of the
troop present and all of the mem
bers tyijoyed the meeting.
Troop Scribe, Billy West.
I DOLLY MADISON THEATRE
I PRACTICALLY COMPLETE
j The Dolly Madison Theatre, lo-
I rated on Main Street, is practically
completed and will be ready for thet
opening next week.
George W. Kane, local contractor,
had charge of this job and has done
a fine piece of work.
I• • .
A recent communication from
: Mr. Andrew Jioyner, City Man
ager of Greensboro, contains the
following in regard to th® recent
Chamber of Commerce meeting
“I enjoyed the meeting at Rox
boro last Monday night and was
most favorably impressed with
the atmosphere which prevailed.
If the spirit evidenced on that
occasion can be maintained. I feel
sure that Roxboro ought to "go
DUKE UNIVERSITY DEBATORS
Frank G. Satterfield, Jr., Durham, and Fred N. Cleaveland, Orange,
N. J., juniors in Trinity college, Duke University, and members of the
university’s varsity debate squad. The two debators will oppose a team
from the University of Maryland in a discussion of the proposal to in
crease the power of congress over the supreme court, to be held at Duke
University tonight. This debate is one of the fifteen intercollegiate con
tests scheduled by Duke this spring. Satterfield is the son of Frank G.
Satterfield, well-known Durham tobacconist, of 922 N. Mangum St. and
well known in Person county.—Duke University News Service. A. A.
PHIL THOMAS TALKS
ON CURB MARKET
Calls Upon Members of Kiwanis
Members to Discuss Proposi
Speaking before the Roxboro Ki
wanis Club last Monday, Phil Thom
as talked to the members about
a curb market in Roxboro for the
farmers of this county
Mr. Thomas brought out a num
ber of advantages that would result
if a curb market was opened here.
He then callqd upon different mem
bers of thb| club for an opinion.
A committee composed of Phil
Thomas, Hugh Sawyer and Carl
Bowen was appointed to look into
the matter and report back to the
It is expected that Basil Watkins,
prominent attorney of Durham, will
address the Kiwanis Club on Tues
day, April 12 at the Community
Sale of Good
Sale Starts Tuesday, April 7th, and
Will Continue to April 11th.
Crowell - Lowe Motor Co., Rox
boro, is staging one of their largest
used car sales. This sale will start
Tuesday and continue until April
They are listing in today’s paper
a few of the many bargains in cars
that they have ready for sale.
These cars have bctep gone over
and are priced to sell.
NORGE DEALER FOR
Hall’s Shop, Mr. Cliff Hall, pro
prietor. has been appointed as of
ficial dealer for Norge Refrigerators
for this county. This refrigerator is
known as being one of the best and
a large number have already been
placed in Person County.
James Carver, sales manager, will
be glad to demonstrate this machine
CHARLES HARRIS, JR. ILL
Charles Harris, Jr„ small son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Harris, of thi«
city is a patient at Watt’s hospital,
Durham, where he is receiving
MRS. FEATHERSTON AT
Mrs. J. M. Featherston of this
citv spent a few days last? week in
Raleigh where she attended a
meeting of the Spencer’s Corsetiees.
NOTICE— GRANGE MEETING
There will be a meeting of the
Bushv Fork Granoe Fridav night
at ejght o’clock. Every member is
urged to attend.
TENNIS HITS TOWN
IN GOOD FASHION
One Court Has Been Open
ed and Talk of Lighting One.
The game of tennis has hit Rox
boro full in the face once more and
fans are getting out the rackets,
balls and shoes as they prepare for
a hard summer.
There is one qxtra court this year.
Mr. C. A. Harris has built one just
to the rear of his home and it will
be ready for playing in a few days.
Other courts are—one on Lamar
Strteet in front of the home of S. G.
Winstead, another on Lamar just
one block down, two at the high
school, one at Collins and Aikman
and one at Jalong.
There has been some talk of
lighting the court that belongs to
J. A. Long. If this is donfe tennis
will be popular both night and day.
SPRING AND SEED BOX
GO HAND IN HAND
Seed Box of Hambrick, Austin
and Thomas Out On Street
Here’s good news for the mem
bers of the Young Men’s Married
Club. The old seed box of Hambrick,
Austin and Thomas is out again.
For years and years this seed box
has been a sure sign of Spring in
Roxboro. Men and wombn start
their garden when the box comes
A number of people use it as a
seat and enjoy many hours of com
plete, rest by using it in the above
manner. It really is “Rest For the
MISS WOODS IMPROVING
Miss Rose Ellen Wods, who has 1
undergone an operation at Me-'
Pherson’s hospital, is improving.
MRS. BRADSHER AT WATT’S
Mrs. Landon Bradsher is a pa
tient at Watt’s hospital, Durham.
Her condition is not serious.
MRS CLAYTON AT DUKE
Mrs. A. W. Clayton is recovering
from an eye operation at Duke
hospital. She tejepects to return
home in a short time.
MASS MEETING OP FARMERS
There will be a Mass Meeting of
farmers at 2:00 p|. m. April 7th, in
order that the Soil Conservation
and Domestic Allotment Plan may
At 9:30 a. m., April 7th, there will
be a meeting of the Community
Committeemen who served under,
the tobacco contract in 1934 and
111 In Milwaukee
Fifth of City’s Population Said!
to be Suffering From Ab
Milwaukee, March 30—An offici
ally estimated 120,000 persons, one
fifth of the city’s population, were
ill and one man was dead today
from an abdominal malady des
cribed by some health authorities
as intestinal influenza.
Dr. John P. Koehler, city health i
commissioner, expressed the opinion I
that the epidemic was at its height!
and would begin to taptejr off by
the middle of the week. In giving
the estimate, he said one out of |
four of his acquaintances w'ere eith- j
er ill or had recovered.
The personnel of practically all
factories, stores and office was as-1
fectejd. One department store re-j
ported more than 200 clerks have
l been ill during the last week or 10!
Dr. Koehler said tHe disease is
communicable and apparently is
transmitted by air or direct con
tact. Physicians said it usuallyj
sweeps through entire families. I
Gripping pain, nausea and diar-1
rhleja distinguish the malady. In!
many cases patients are bed-ridden
several days. Dr. Kohler said that
because the symptoms are akin to
thote of appendicitis, sufferers
should consult a doctor, although a
Dhysician attributed the death of
Edward Heckel, 41, to intestinal in
fluenza, Dr. Koehler said the malady
sweeping the) city could not be re
garded as ordinarily fatal. The great
danger, he said, is that it leaves
the natient so weakened he is sus
ceptible to more serious diseases.
ARE DISCUSSED FOR
ORANGE AND PERSON
Has Taken Over and Expanded
the Department Already Ex
isting; Includes a Wide Range
' The District Health Department
of Orange and Person Counties was
organized last summer. It grew out
of the decision of the State Board
of Health and the University of
North Carolina to develop a model
health organization that would be
linked with a public health division
in the university medical school.
In Person County, the District
department has taken over and ex
panded the department already ex
isting, and headed by Mrs. Ruth
O’Briant. The completed organiza
tion will include a health officer,
an assistant health officer, a sup
ervising nurse and three staff nurs
es. a general sanitary officer, a food |
and milk sanitarian, and two clerks. |
In addition the department will have |
the services of a part time sanitary]
engindqr, and one or more dentists!
from the Division of Oral Hvgiene!
of the State Board of Health will
work in the two counties for a to
tal of forty weeks.
Os the abovq personnel, two nurs
es, the assistant health officer, and
a clerk will live in Roxboro.
The annual budget of the deoart
ment will amount to around $35,000
of which over $20,000 is provided
bv the State Board of Health outl
,of federal funds made available I
under the national Social Security
The program of the hbalth depart
ment will include a wide range of
activities designed to prevent dis
ease, improve health, and develop
a better understanding of the prin
ciples of heajth among the oublic
generally. Its most important ac
tivities come undlar the following
1. Collection, tabulation, and in
terpretation of data relating to the
occurence of disease, cause of death,
2. Communicable disease control
by quarantine regulations, study to
discover sources and avenuies of
transirvss’on, and promotion of im
■ 3. Tuberculosis control through
case-finding activities and educa
tional nursing supervision of known
4.Venereal disease control by ef
forts to find sources of infection
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BRITAIN IS TESTING
DEADLY AIR WEAPON
Single-Seated Bomber Held Most
Formidable Machine Yet De
London, March 31—A new single
engined bombing plane described as
the most formidable air weapon yet
developed is now being put through
its final tests, air ministry officials
The plane is said to be capable
jof a speed of 300 miles an hour.
I Although it is ytejt to be placed into
! service by the royal air force, it
I is regarded as one of the most im-
I portant developments to date in
j British military aviation.
| It is said to be so fast and so ad
j vanced in range carrying power and
I ease of maneuvering, that single
i seater fighter planes wil be practi-
I cally useless against it.
Known as the Fairqy “battle” me
dium bomber, it is powered with a
new Rols-Royce Merlin 12-cylinder
engine, has a 54-foot wing span and
an over-all length of 42 fcfet 1 3-4
j inches. Bombs are carried inside the
Openings in the machine for bomb
: dropping, bomb aiming and camera
work are concealed. Pilot and gun
ner are housed under a nonbreak
able “glass tunnel” which can be
found quickly for actual combat.
How to provide a defense by in
terceptor planes against bombers of
this new type is now a subject of
speculation among aviation experts
here. During an attack on London
by bombers of this new type, it is
pointed out, interceptor planes
would be fortunate if, after climb
ing to engage in combat they would
have a margain of 60 seconds in
which to shoot down the bomber in
time to prevent bombs from being
CAMP TO REMAIN
Members of Camp Will Assist
in Several Projects For Per
There has recently been a large
i; amount of speculation about the
; I CCC Camp at Yanceyville. It was
j thought that this camp would be
■ moved from this territory and con
solidated with another.
A recent letter to Hugh Sawyer
from Senator Bailey stated that this
camp would remain at Yanceyville.
The boys from this camp are ex
pected to help with a number of
projects in Person County and had
iit been movefd this county would
have felt the loss almost as much
Cleaning of Marlow Creek is one
project that is expected to start at
an early date.
WILLIAM H. WHITT
DIED TUESDAY P.M.
Funeral Services Held Today.
Interment in Family Cemetery
William H. Whitt, 39, died of pa
ralysis at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at his
home 10 miles east of here,
j He, leaves a widow, Mrs. Maggie
j N. Whitt, two daughters, Elener and
Ruby, and four sons, William, Ray
mond, Owen and Thelbert.
Funeral services were held today
at 2 p. m. at the homle, with Rev.
J. L. Rainey of Durham officiating.
Interment was made in the family
cemetery near Virgilina, Va.
Nephews of the deceased served
as pallbearers. Neices acted as flo
ALL A MISTAKE
“All A Mistake,” to be; presented in
high school auditorium.
"All A Mistake,”—a play in three
acts will be given Saturday, April
4th at 8 p. m. The play is being
put on by the East Roxboro Dra
mantic Club, under the direction of
i Mrs. Beth Brewer Pridgen, director
. °f the East Roxjboro Recreational
There will be special numbers by
. the Junior and Senior Glee Clubs.
The proceeds from the play win
be applied on the music fund of the