INTERESTING EVENTS 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 PERSON SCHOOLS RAPIDLY 1 ASSUMING DEFINITE SHAPE School Building at Helena is Largest of the Projects. Bushy Fork Building is Sec ond. 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 about $60,000. The Central school toilets have been completed at a cost of $4,500. finaTwtes held 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 death. 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 church cemetery. o 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. o CLOSED THE 13TH i _____ 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. o CLOSED MONDAY The Peoples Bank will be closed Monday, legal Holiday Easter Mon day. ■ o TORNADO INSURANCE - . 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? THOMPSON INSURANCE AGENCY E. G. Thompson W. G. James lersotiMimes Roxboro People Visit Greensboro Relate Stories of Terrible Con ditions Where Tornado Struck Homes. 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 pletely demolished. 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 $2,000,000. 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. o CENTRAL LEAGUE TO BE EIGHT CLUBS B. B. Mangum President of League and Also Manager of Ca-Vel. 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 planned six. 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 honest-to-goodness work. 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 league. GEORGE W KANE GIVEN CONTRACT Durham Company Will Rebuild Factory Destroyed By Torna do. 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 factory. 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,- 000. The figure is apart from the dam age to the building. o UNDERGOES OPERATION 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. o READING CONTEST 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 present. S. G. WINSTEAD ELECTED TO CITY SCHOOL BOARD To Fill Vacancy Left by Wm. D. Merritt Who Recently Re signed. 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 of years. 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. HAMBRICK, AUSTIN AND THOMAS TO STAGE ICENT SALE Begins Next Wedntesday and Will Continue Through Satur day. 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 ticle. 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 at once.” 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 more. ■ o TORNADO INSURANCE 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 o 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. ( Roxboro People 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 Wednesday. The tornado at Greensboro was the first in this section and people just don’t know what to make of it. 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. o PERSON PATIENTS 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.- 27. 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, $7,082.20. 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 zations. o 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 SERIOUS WRECK NEAR STATESVILLE Messrs. Logan Jlackson, Basil Garrett, James Garrett, Thos. Featherstone and Bert Dart in Car. 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. o AMATEUR PROGRAM 1 LARGE SUCCESS First Prize Won by Person County Ramblers. 'Another Program Today. 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 series. 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 MANAGER KIRBY 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 Dolly Madison.” Fred Mac Murray “Congratu lations to you and the Dolly Madi son. As far as can be discovered these) are the first and only telegrams ever received in Roxboro from mov iq stars. 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 o 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. o $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 ning. CALL 250 We want all the news of your community. Please call us or send it in. B. L. Gravitte Died Saturday Prominent Citizen of This Coun ty and Well Known Over This Entire Section. 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 officiating minister. Acitve pallbearers were: R. K. Young, R. P, Woody, E. F. Fox, D. H. Holt, J. R. Whitt and E. M. Slaughter. Honorary pallbearers were: Geo. Walker, Jim Walker, Ed White, Henry Whitt, Carlton Perkins, Ro bert Buchanan, Claude Penecost, Willie Gentry, Larkin Gentry and Sam Dunn. 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 Carolina. 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 area. 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 gram. MISS LOUISE WOODY INFLUENZA VICTIM Contracted Influenza About Three Months Ago and Never Recovered. 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. o 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.