OF YEARS AGO
On Thursday, April 9,
1882, Jumbo, the largest
elephant, arrived in N. Y.
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.
VOLUME VIL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER THIRTY-EIGHT
RAPIDLY 1 ASSUMING
School Building at Helena is
Largest of the Projects.
Bushy Fork Building is Sec
A survey of W. P. A. school pro
jects in Person county proves that
all of these bulidings or additions
are rapidly assuming shapte and will
be completed this summer.
The Roxboro project consists of
an addition to the high school of
six extra rooms, three on each side
of the present building. There are
also two extra toilets and & largte
hall running down the length of
the expansion. More rooms can be
added when ndqded. The cost of
this project is $32,000.
The Bushy Fork project of a new
school building is situated on the
Greensboro highway about one-half
a mile from Frank Whitfield’s store.
This building is a one story affair
with ten class rooms and large au-|
ditorium. The foundation has bteen
finisHed and work is going ahead.
The cost will be about $40,000.
The Helena project is a new brick
school building with fourteen class
rooms, auditorium, library and
science room. This work has pro
gressed to such an extent that the
workmen are about ready to put
on the roof. This building will cost
The Central school toilets have
been completed at a cost of $4,500.
FOR MISS PERKINS
Had Been in 111 Health For Past
Twelve Months. Death Oc
curred in Raleigh.
Miss Nandy Lucy Perkins, age 62,
daughter of David B. Perkins, and
Lucy Perkins, of the Providence
community, died in Raleigh on Tues
day, April 7m. She had been ill for i
12 months. Tuberculosis and other
complications was the cause of her
She is survived by three brothers.
John L. Perkins. Sam D. Perkins,'
and Ben S. Perkins, four sisters, |
Mrs. Mary Virginia Burch, Miss!
Mattie Perkins, Mrs. Myrtle Beaver
and Mrs. Pearl Singleton.
The funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at Providence
Baptist church. Elder Lex Chand
ler, assisted by Rqv- J. C. McGregor,
was in charge of the services.
Interment followed in Providence
SHEET CLUB OPEN
SATURDAY AND MONDAY
The Roxboro Skeet Club will be
open Saturday afternoon and Mon
day afternoon for shooting. The club
will be open from 1:30 p. m. on
Monday. As nearly all stores in Rox
boro will be closed a large crowd
Is expected. A box of shells and 25
targets will be given to the high
score of the evening on Monday.
CLOSED THE 13TH
The following stores in Roxboro
will be closed all day Easter Mon
day, April 13th. Everyone should,
buy their supplies on the Saturday
before. Aubriey Long & Co., Carlj
Winstead Grocery. The A & P
Store, D. Pender Groctery, Roses’
5-10-25 C store, Hugh Woods, Ser
geant St Clayton, Cash Meat Market,
L. W. Roark, Chas. Holeman & Co.
The Peoples Bank will be closed
Monday, legal Holiday Easter Mon
- . mm *r
Tornadoes are causing the loss of
millions of dollars of property in
our state. They strike without warn
ing, leaving destruction and death.
The cost of insuring against this
hazard is gbout one-third the cost
of fire insurance. See) us today—to
morrow may be too late.
• Did you know that your fire in
surance is void if a tornado blows
your house down and it then burns?
E. G. Thompson W. G. James
Relate Stories of Terrible Con
ditions Where Tornado Struck
Hundreds of people from this sec
tion visited Greensboro over the
week-end just to see what a real
tornado had done. They tell of a
section in which many homes were
wrecked and business houses com
Greensboro, N. C.—The death toll
from the tornado which swept
through Greensboro qarly Thursday
night stands at 13, about 150 were
injured and the property damage
.is believed to be well in 'qxcess of
Clarence F. Rowland, of St. Louis,
Mo., assistant of the midwest area
of the American Red Cross, in
charge of the rehabilitation program
here, .believes that this work will
be completed within 60 days. Local
representatives of tHq Red Cross
have been actively Engaged in dis-
I aster relief work since a very short
time after the twister hit the city.
Attention is being concentrated
more and morq on rehabiliation
work and the program of emergency
relief is nearing completion.
TO BE EIGHT CLUBS
B. B. Mangum President of
League and Also Manager of
In a meeting held at Helena Fri
day night the Central State Base
ball Leagiiq expanded to an eight
club league instead of the originally
Another meeting is scheduled to
be held in Hillsboro for the purpose
of working out a new schedule for
the new eight-club league. Up to
date, very little practice has been
carried on because of weather con
ditions. As soon as the weather per
mits, the loams will get down to
Mr. B. B. Mangum is president
of the League and is also acting as
manager of the Ca-Vel team. The
following clubs compose the Cen
itral State League: Ca-Vel, Long
j hurst, Helena, East Roxboro, Hills
boro, Lucky Strike, Wilton and
Crdedmoor. The team at Oxford
dropped out to enter a semi-pro
GEORGE W KANE
Durham Company Will Rebuild
Factory Destroyed By Torna
Contract for the rebuilding of the
Blue Bell Overall company of
Greensboro—destroyed by the re
cent tornado—has been awarded to
George W. Kane Construction com
pany of Roxboro.
Thq cost of the reconstruction
job, according to C. C. Hudson,
Greensboro capitalist who owns the
building, will not exceed $50,000.
Plans call for the job to be rush
ed in order thait full time operating
schedules may be restored as quick
ly as possible.
Under normal conditions, around
1,200 persons are employed at the
Col. Robert W. Baker, president
of the overall company, estimated
yesterday that damage to merch
andiie. -machinery and equipment
ranged between $200,000 and $400,-
The figure is apart from the dam
age to the building.
Mrs. W. H. Stewart of this city
was taken to Watt’s hospital in
Durham this week where) she un
derwent an operation this morning.
Her condition since the operation
has not been deported.
A Reading Contest will be given
at Hurdle Mills high school, Satur
day night, April 11, at 8 o’clock.
Twelve contestants ado taking part.
Everyone is cordially invited to be
S. G. WINSTEAD
ELECTED TO CITY
To Fill Vacancy Left by Wm. D.
Merritt Who Recently Re
At a meeting of the Roxboro
school board last Monday Mr. S. G.
Winstead was elected to the board.
Mr. Winstead will fill the place that
was left vacant upon the resigna
tion of Mr. Wm. D. Merritt who has
served on this board for a number
The new board member served
as superintendent of education for
Person County for a number of
years and should be well qualified
to fill this post.
At the present time) Mr. J. A.
Long is acting as chairman of the
board. Other members are Mr. W.
R. Hambrick, Mrs. A. S. De Vlam
ing, Mrs. A. M. Burns, Dr. B. A.
Thaxton, Mr. B. B. Newell and Mr.
R. M. SpenCqr.
The board met in the office of
the Roxboro Cotton Mill.
AND THOMAS TO
STAGE ICENT SALE
Begins Next Wedntesday and
Will Continue Through Satur
Hambrick, Austin and Thomas
Drug Store will stage; one of their 1
famous One Cent ' Sales beginning
next Wednesday and continuing
through Saturday. This sale will be
a Rexall Sale and the customers of
Rexall products remember that they
are sold on a basis of— “Money
Back Guarantee if Not Satisfactory.”
You can buy one article at the
regular price and then pay one
cent more for another similar ar
Thesq one cent sales are very
popular in this section and it is very
probable that many people will take
advantage of this one.
See the ad in today’s Tim'es.
RED CROSS ISSUES
CALL FOR HELP
G. C. Hunter. Chairman of Local
Chapter, in Receipt of Tele
gram on Tuesday.
G. C. Hunter, chairman of the
local chapter of the Red Cross re
ceived the following telegram on
Tuesday of this week.
“Reports which have come to us
today indicate great need of torna
do sufferers in Tueplo, Miss., Gains
ville, Georgia, and sleyeral counties
in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee,
South Carolina. Reports still incom
plete. These in addition to \ "
ating tornados in Greensboro and
several counties in Georgia. Last
week created a serious need for re
lief funds over and above those pre
viously requested of you.—Essential
that campaign for funds be started
Thq telegram was signed by
Richard F. Allen and was sent from
Washington,, D. C.
Mr. Hunter stated that money
for the sufferers could be left at
the bank or at either of the two I
newspaper offices. Those who have!
alrqady given as much as they can
afford are not called upon for
It will pay you to let us cover
your pgopetfty for windstorm in
surance, tornado and anything that
can happqn to your building.
, We can write you any kind of in
surance you want. See us about a
life income policy.
KNIGHT’S INSURANCE AGENCY
STOKES BROOKS ACCEPTS
POSITION WITH SOMERSET
Mr. Stokes Brooks, popular young
man of Roxboro, has accepted a
position with Somerset Mills.
Mr. Brooks will be in the main
office at this mill. (
Buy Tornado Ins.
Greensboro Disaster Was Too
Close to Home For Comfort.
Roxboro People Plan What
They Would Do.
So many tornadoes n the South,
and one at Greensboro in particular,
have caused people ni Roxboro nad
Person County lo believe that such
a storm might visit this section.
Monday morning found many
people buying tornado insurance
and around $200,000 was the amount
issued in policies in that one day.
J.lore was sold on Tuesday and
The tornado at Greensboro was
the first in this section and people
just don’t know what to make of
Many people have planned what
they would do if one should strike
here. They admit that they probab
ly wouldn’t do what they planned,
but it’s good to have plans. People
are decidedly tornado-conscious.
GET 2,107 DAYS.
OF CARE AT DUKf
Total Cost at Duke Hospital Was
$9,923.97; Paid in $2,617.57.
Durham, N. C., April B—During
the past year patients from Pferson
county received 2,107 days of care
at Duke hospital, according to the
annual report of the hospital just
issued. The report of the hospital
shows that $475,499.16 was spent for
the total of 100,969 days of care pro
vided during the year, and that
charity patients cost the hospital
$243,249.90. Over 95 percent of the
charity patients cared for were
from 87 North Carolina counties.
Hospital patients paid but $193,-
026.55 toward the cost of their care
during the year, the report reveals.
Counties contributed $23,391.44 to
ward the total cost, while individu
als and organizations gave $15,841.-
The report figures for Person
county are as follows: days of care,
2,107; total cost, $9,923.97; paid by
patients, $2,617.57; paid by munici
ualitiep and county, $126.85; paid by
others, $97.35; by Duke hospital,
Since the costs of special tests
made in the laboratories, and that
for the diagonsis and treatment of
people who made 45,681 visits to
the Duke public dispensary are not
included, the amount of medical
care given was much larger than
the figures indicate.
During the past year 92.5 percent
of the patients in Duke hospital
have not been able to pay thie full
costs of their medical care; 63 of
their 93 counties have assisted them
in amounts varying from $2 to sll,-
622.27. Money contributed by the
counties was 5.3 percent of the cost
of care of. ’ttyese patiehts while
churches and community friends
contributed 3.5 piercent. Patients
themselves paid 38.9 percent.
Out-of-state patients paid 72.2
percent of their cost of medical'
care. Thqse patients came from 20,
states, and Canada.
Os the total cost of operating I
Duke hospital, 50.1 percent was for
nursing and care of patients, 32.3
percent for food, 9.7 for heat, water,
telephone, and maintenance of
buildings, and 7.9 for administration.
During the year the cost per day
for treating patients was $4.71.
The home county of the hospital,
Durham, had patients in the hos
pital requiring 20,882 days of care
costing $98,289.39, of which $51,-
393.04 was paid by the hospital, $22,-
262.32 by patients themselves, sll,-
622.27 by the county, and $12,690.-
11 by churches, groups, and organi
YOUR GIRL GOING TO CAMP
Before making selection, consider
“Camp Goodspeed,” located at Cape
Henry on the Atlantic, 16 miles
from Norfolk. Shall be delighted to
talk to you during Easter holidays.
Should an interview be impossible
write to me at 1037 Jamestown
Cresc’ant, Nbrlfolk, Virginia. Agtes
8 to 13 years.
Miss Annie Belle Crowder.
LOCAL MEN IN
Messrs. Logan Jlackson, Basil
Garrett, James Garrett, Thos.
Featherstone and Bert Dart
Five Roxboro men sufftered in
juries in an auto accident last Sun
day at 9:00 a. m. near Statesville.
The car, a Terraplane, was occu
cupied by Loggn Jackson, Basil
Garrett, James' Garrett, Thomas
Featherstone and Bert Dart at the
time of thq accident. The car over
turned about five miles from
Statesville when it struck a slick
place on the pavement and it is re
ported that it turned over three
times. The car was being driven by
Basil Garrett at the time.
Basil Garrett and James Garett
received several cuts that are not
supposed to be serious. Logan Jack
son is now in the hospital at States
ville where he will remain for a
week or more. His back was injured
to such an extent that it will re
quire some time for recovery.
The car was badly wrecked.
1 LARGE SUCCESS
First Prize Won by Person
County Ramblers. 'Another
On last Thursday the first of a
series of Amateur programs was
well received by an attentive audi
ence at the Palace theatre. This
program was made up of Roxboro
and Person county talent. Several
numbers were also rendered by
amateurs from Durham. Due to the
fact that the first program was so
well received, the management ex
perts a continued success with the
The Person County Ramblers, a
local string band won first prize,
which was $7.50 in cash. Misses J
Evelyn Ann Garrett and Jane Mur-1
phy, tap dancers, won second prize), |
a $5.00 permanent, given by Mi-'
Own Beauty Salon. Mr. J.K. Wood,
soloist, won $2.50 in tickets, given
by the Palace management.
The) second amateur program will
be given today.
MOVIE STARS WIRE
Bing Crosby, Claudette Colbert
and Fred Mac Murray Send
Telegrams of Congratulations.
O. T. Kirby, manager of the new
Dolly Madison Theatre has received
several telegrams from famous
movie stars in Hollywood.
Bing Crosby wired “Every good
wish for your success.”
Claudette Colbqrt wired “Best
wishes for the success of the new
Fred Mac Murray “Congratu
lations to you and the Dolly Madi
As far as can be discovered these)
are the first and only telegrams
ever received in Roxboro from mov
The Dolly Madison theatre opened
today and all patrons are delighted
with the new place.
Thursday.—Since the above tele
grams were received more movie
stars, including Mary Pickford, have
wired congratulations to Mr. Kirby. 1
CAKE AND PIE SALE
Get your Easter cakty and pies
from the Philathea Class Saturday
morning at Carolina Power and
Light Company, or place your order
now by calling telephone 135.
$l6O NEXT WEEK
The name drawn from the Jack
Pot at the Palace Theatre last night
was that p' Hiwiatha Paylor, col
ored. Paylor was not present and
did not get the SBO.OO.
The Jack Pot riqxt Wednesday
will be for SIOO. You can attend the
Palace or Dolly Madison, either one,
and have an equal chance of win
We want all the news of
your community. Please
call us or send it in.
B. L. Gravitte
Prominent Citizen of This Coun
ty and Well Known Over This
Bennie L. Gravitte, age 71, died
at his home in the Providence com
munity Saturday, April 4th. Mr.
Gravitte had been in ill health for
one year, but hq died very sudden
ly. He was an out-standing citizen
of his community and was very ac
tive in church activities.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Minnie B. Gravitte, one; daughter,
Halie Gravitte; two step-sons, Mose
and John Long, one step-daughter,
Mrs. Mary Wilkerson.
The funeral was conducted at
Providence Baptist church Sunday,
April 5. Rev. J. C. McGregor, as
sisted by Rev. N. J. Todd, was the
Acitve pallbearers were: R. K.
Young, R. P, Woody, E. F. Fox, D.
H. Holt, J. R. Whitt and E. M.
Honorary pallbearers were: Geo.
Walker, Jim Walker, Ed White,
Henry Whitt, Carlton Perkins, Ro
bert Buchanan, Claude Penecost,
Willie Gentry, Larkin Gentry and
Flower bearers were Janice
Young, Thelma Slaughter, Pattie
Sue Gravitte. Grace Hopgood, Ed
ner West, Ella SUe Gravitte, Myrtle
Young, Annie Maude Young, Ger
aldine Young and Marie Slaughter.
Interment followed in the Provi
dence Baptist church cemetery.
DR. S. V. LEWIS TO
LOCATE IN ROXBORO
Has Accepted Position of As
sistant Health Officer for the
Orange - Person District.
Dr. S. V. Lewis, formerly of
Ocracoke, N. C., has accepted the
position of assistant health officer
of the Orange-Fqrson District Health
I Department, it has been announced
iby Dr. William P. Richardson, Act
ing District Health Officer. Dr.
I Lewis has servqd for several years
as acting assistant surgeon with the
United States Public Health Service,
stationed at Ocracoke, in addition
to skjveral years as army physician
and in private practice. He has com
pleted the course in public health
offered at the University of North
Dr. Lewis will be located at Rox
boro. It is not kjhown definitely
what date he will begin work, but
it will blj some time the week of
April 12 th.
The report of the health depart
ment for March shows the occur
renaq of one case of typhoid fever,
and seven cases of whooping cough
during the mdnth. The whofeping
cough was sharply localized in one
Dr. Carl N. Moore, dentist with
thq Division of Oral Hygiene of the
State Board of Health, has arrived
to begin an oral hygiene program
in the schools of the county as a
part of the enlarged health pro
MISS LOUISE WOODY
Contracted Influenza About
Three Months Ago and Never
Louise Woody, age 17, daughter
of H. Vasco and Lonnie Woody,
died at Watt’s hospital Wednesday,
April 8, after an illness of three
months. She livtqd in the Bethel
Hill community. Miss Woody con
tracted influenza about three
months ago, and she never fully re
covtered. After gffeots of flu and
other complications caused death.
The funeral services were con
ducted at Bethel Hill Baptist church
this afternoon at three o’clock. Rev.
N. J. Todd, assisted by Rev. W. F.
West, was in charge of the services.
Intermtent followed in the Bethel
Hill Baptist church cemetery.
MISS THOMPSON AT WATTS
Miss Helen Thompson is a patient
at Watt’s hospital, Durham. She has
undergone an operation and her
condition is improved.