OF YEARS AGO
On Thursday, April 16th,
1912 Harriet Quimby flew
thg English Channel.
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.
Roxboro City Schools To
Close Friday, May 22nd.
Schoolmasters Club Had Meet
ing on Tuesday Night and
Elected E. L. Veasey as Presi
dent For New Year.
Supt. of Granville Schools Ad
dressed Those Present.
It is understood that the Roxboro.
city schools will closq on Friday, i
May 22 unless the schools have to
lose more time from teaching be
tween now and then.
The County schools will close
from the 10th to the 15th of May.
One or two may be a little later in
winding up the year’s work.
On Tuesday night of this week
the Schoolmaster’s club met at Miss
Mollie’s in a dinner meeting and
elected Mr. E. V. Veasey president
of the club for the coming year. Mr.
Veasey is principal of the Mount
Tirzah school. Miss Inda Collins of
Roxboro, was elected secretary and
Lewis Cannon of Bethel Hill was
Mr. Bunn, superintendent of the
Granville schools addressed the
gathering on this occasion.
This meeting was presided over
by Mr. Satterwhite, principal of Al
lensville school and president of the
club at this time.
G. C. HUNTER BREAKS
SKEET CLUB RECORD
Gets Perfect Score of 25 For
One Round and Then Adds
OTHER GOOD SCORES
G. C. Hunter, expert marksman
of Roxboro, broke all records at
the local skeet club Easter Monday
afternoon when he broke 32 skeets
in succession. Mr. Hunter made the
entire round of twenty-five shots
without missing one and then went
for seven more before he hung up
a goose egg. This was the first time
that this has ever been accomplish
ed and gives the boys a record to
A large number of people were at
the club Monday afternoon and
many made good scores. Dr. Gent
ry hit 23 out of 25 and later got 22
out of 25. Gip Prilliman’s score was
19 out of 25. E. V. Boatwright 18
out of 25. C. H. Oakley ?
Skeet shooting is proving to be
a vary popular sport in this coun
ty. It was started last year and
many fans are rapidly getting to be
BETHEL HI DEBATE |
TEAM AT ROTARY
Subject: Resolved Thai the Sev
eral States Should Furnish
Complete Medical Service to
Two members of the Bethel Hill
debating spoke at the last
meeting of the Roxboro Rotary
club using as their subject “Re
solved That the Several States
Should Furnish Complete Medical
Service to All People.” Miss Bran
don spoke for the affirmative and
Mr. Tuck for the negative. Other
members of the team were Miss
Crutchfield and Miss Hall. Miss
Hall could not get to Roxboro for
this occasion diiq to bad roads and
Miss Crutchfield did not speak.
Members of th« Rotary club state
that the debates were splendid and
reflected a large amount of credit'
upon the school and Miss Starling,
This same team will compete in
ChaDel Hill for State honors this
The program was in charge of
D. S. Brooks.
TO THE LADIES
"We are proud to announce to the
ladies that we have exclusive agen
cy in Person County for that well
known line of YardTey’s Old Eng
lish Lavender. Any of Yardley’s
products that you need, we have it.
Every product that Yardley manu
factures is now on display in our
store. See our ad in this issue.
Thomas Drug Store.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. APRIL 16TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
PEGGY WHITTEN AND
BILLY WALKER ARE
Second Amateur Contest at
Palace Proves to be Very
The second amateur program at
the Palace Theatre was given last
Thursday afternoon and night. All
of the amateurs were excellent and
proved their real ability on this
Two first prizes were given—one
to Miss Peggy Whitten for a tap
dance, this prize was five dollars
in trade at Clara’s Beauty Shoppe.
The other first prize went to Billy
Walker and was five dollars in cash.
Two first prizes are awarded each
| Misses Maude and Gertrude Yar
j borough won the next prize, which
j was a box of candy given by Thom
as Drug store.
Four more programs will be giv
en and thqn the winners of each
program will be gathered together
for one grand program and cham
DIES AT HOME
Long Illness Fatal to Well
Known Citizen of Person
County. Funeral Services
INTERMENT IN CONCORD
John H. Hester, well known Per
son County citizen died - at his home
in the Concord section Tuesday,
April 14th at 6: 30 p. m. For the
past twelve months he had been
ill with heart trouble and high
blood pressure. For the past five
weeks hie had been seriously ill and
death was not unexpected.
The deceased was a very promi
nent citizen of this county. For the
past fifty years he was a member
of Concord Methodist church and
had been a steward for thirty years
He is survived by three daught
ers, Mrs. K. C. Wagstaff, Mrs. Em
lory Winstead and Miss Ruth Hest
er, all of Roxboro; also by two
nephews, Kenneth and Lindsay
Wagstaff of Roxboro, and by three
brothers and two sisters, Robert C.,
Bright H., Theo T. Hester, Mrs. T.
E. Austin, all of Roxboro, and Mrs.
J. D. Cochran of Newton.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at Concord church at 3
o’clock. Hav. E. B. Craven, Rev. J.
H. Shore and Rev. W. L. Maness
were in charge of the service.
Active pallbearers were Mr.
Charles Holeman, F. J. Hester, N. S
Thompson, Jacob Thompson, L. F.
Quill and John B. Hester.
• Honorary pallbearers were Mr.
G. W. Walker, G. W. Kane. J. A.
Lone. W. C. Bullock, W. T. Pass, H
W. Winstead. W. D. Merritt, F. O
Carver. R. B. Smith, S. G. Winstead
K. L. Street, G. E. Harris. Charle-
Newman, L. B. Knott and Dr. H. M
Flower bearers were Mr. C. E
Brooks, Howard Rudder, JacoV
Thompson, D. Morris, J. C. Wagstaff
T. C. Winstead. Flqtcher Wagstaff
E. L. Howard. B. W. Gardner, I. G
SteDhens. J. D. Winstead, J. B. Sat
terfield. C. H. Dunkley, S. C. Till
man. E. D. Morton, S. J. Dickens
C. E. Winstead, Sr.. Johnnie Drap
«y\ T. T. Mitchell, Clarence Warren
R. T. Winstead, M. J. Daniel and
F. D. Long.
Interment was in the Concord
ONE CENT SALE IS ON
The big One Cent Sale at Hamh
rick, Austin and Thomas is in full
swing this wqek. You have two more)
days to get many excellent bargains
two for the price of one. and all
sold under the Rexall guarantee
money back if not satisfactory.
Mrs. Pallte Yancey Pass Died at
Her Home After an Illness of
Mrs. Pallie Yancey Pass of Rox
boro. N. C. died at her home on
South Main street Monday, April
13, 1936. For several years Mrs. Pass
had been in declining health, suf
fering from a hean trouble. How
ever, she was in her usual state of
health until she suffered a stroke
of paralysis on March 24th. Since
that time she had steadily grown
weaker. For thq past week no hope
had been held for her recovery.
She had been a loyal and consis
tent rriqmber of the First Baptist
church of Roxboro practically all
her life. She numbered her friends
in this county by the hundreds.
Surviving is her husband, Mr. J.
M. Jass, to whom she was married
in 1910. There were never any
children. She is also survived by two
sisters, Mesdames H. H. Masten and
E. B. Foushee, both of Roxboro, N.
Q A great many jneices and ne
phews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted
at the First Baptist church on Tues
day, April 14, at 3 o’clock. Rev. W.
F. West, her paster, was in charge
of the services.
Interment was made in Burch
wood cemetery immediately follow
ing the funeral.
Active pallbearers were Mr. R. B.
Dawes, Clyde Bowen, G. I. Prilli
man, Osby Gentry, Frank Howard,
Honorary pallbearers were Mr. J.
W. Noell, A. M. Burns, R. L. Wil
burn, ,E. E. Bradsher, W. R. Woody
J. T. Walker, J. S. Walker, M.
W. Satterfield. C. P. Bowen, Ros
coe Rose, Georgy Rose, L. C. Brad
sher, Charles Ball, Dr. G. W. Gent
ry, Hugh Woods.
Flower bearers were members of
The Roxboro Study Club: Mes
dames R. G. Cole, O. R. Mcßroom,
R. A. Whitfield, R. W. Wilkerson,
Jr., Harry Puckett, Carl Bowen. G.
E. Moore, Evie Newman, R. C. Hall,
S. G. Winstead, S. B. Davis, A. M.
Bums, J. H. Bass, J. M. Clayton,
E. V. Boatwright, J. W. Montague.
S. A. Jones, Curtis Oakley, Willie
Pettigrew, J. H. Brogden and S. W.
TOWN TENNIS TEAM
TO PLAY HI SCHOOL
Definite Date Has Not Been
Set, But Will Take Place in
Week or Two.
How old are the old boys? That
question has been asked around
Roxboro for tHq past month or so
in connection with a proposed ten
nis battle between the town tennis
team and Roxboro high’s team.
THq local town boys believe that
they can yet offer a good game of
tennis, but the younger boys doubt
it and are willing to prove their
Those who would play on the)
town team are S. B. Winstead,
C. A. Harris, E. G. Thompson, Cris
Waggoner, James Long, Jr., Wheeler
Newell, Frank Willson, and Jake
’aylor. J. S. Merritt states that he
s manager and M. C. Clayton is
'all and raquet inspector and refe
ee. Curtis Oakley and Phillip
fhomas ai*e coaches. They are al
o players of no mean ability, but
efuse to train.
The high school, under the di
rection of L. T. Heffner, can put a
rood team on the court. Their play
ers are Fletcher Winstead, Chas.
Ball, Guy Gardner, Barton Win
stead, Matt Long and several others.
The match will probably be play
ed in a week or two. After that a
tennis tournament will bb started
to determine the champion in the
singles’ and doubles’ division.
Special to Times R. B. Dawes,
an old tennis player and mayor of
Roxboro. offers police protection
during the high school match.
We have Zells, Hampton, Poco
moke and Fish Brand Guano for
sale. See us before you buy. Pass.
Hester & Jones. ts.
LUTHER M. CARLTON'
IS CANDIDATE FOR
JUDGESHIP OF 10TH
Announced Candidacy Last
Week and Will Enter Race
Against Judge M. T. Spears
Judge L. M. Carlton, prominent
Person County attorney and citizen,
announced last week that he would
be a candidate in the Democratic
Primary for the judgeship of the
10th Judicial District. Mr. Carlton
will oppose Judge Marshall T.
Spears of Durham, who was recent
ly appionted to this post by gover
nor Ehringhaus to succeed Judge
W. A. Devin of Oxford when Judge
Devin was appointed to the Supreme
Mr. Carlton issued the following
“After due deliberation and con
ference with friends, I have decided
to offer myself as a candidate for
Judge of the Tenth Judicial Dis
trict in the Democratic Primary to
be held in June.”
After making this statement, Mr.
Carlton said to a group of frifends:
“In entering this contest I feel
and know that I will have to leave
my cause in the hands of friends
in the District. I cannot engage in
a contest that would involve any
considerable campaign expenses,
and would not if I could, for my
regard for the ideals of the Judici
ary forbids this. Such contests
should not involve the financial
ability of the candidate or his
friends. My contacts for the past
thirty-six years in this District
leads me to the conclusion the Dem
ocrats of the District will look with
favor upon my candidacy as a resi
dent of Person County.
“Person County has never had a
Judge or Solicitor, but has always
supported worthy candidates from
other counties, especially my old
home County of Durham.
“Claiming no personal reward for
party service, I will engage in no
unseemly campaign, but will in all
probability make further public an
nouncements during the progress of
the campaign commensurate with
the dignity of the office to which I
MRS. M. E. GARRISON
PASSES AT HELENA
Death Caused by Heart Trouble
After an Uliiess of 10 Months.
Mrs. Molliq E. Garrison, wife of
R. C. Garrison, principal of Helena
high school, died at her home there
yesterday at one o’clock after an
illness of ten months. Heart trouble
and blood poisoning were given as
the cause of her death.
For the past qleven years Mrs.
Garrison had made her home in
Helena. For a number of years she
taught in' the Helena high
school where her husband is prin
cipal. Shie was a member of Antioch
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at ApHioch Baptist church on
Friday, April 17th, with Rev. J. C.
McGregor and Rev. W. F. West in
Active Dallbearers will be Elmo
Rogers, Bright Ashley, John Wesley
Jones, Thomas Pearce, Merritt
Chambers, and Robert Hamlin.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.
G. Chambers, F. W. Rogers, E. A.
Brooks, T. P. Noell. J. F. Timberlake
A. J. Terry, Dr. G. W. Gentry, G.
C. Davidson, R. B. Griffin, W. A.
Wilson, C. S. Ashley, J. Roy Gent
ry, S. G. Winstead, W. B. Simms,
T. H. Clay, W. A. Barton. N. H.
Fox, T. L. Hall and J. R. Rogers.
Flower bearers will be Misses
Louise Noell, Bessie Laws, Nina Rog
ers, Noma Rogers. Mrs. Hattie Ham
lin, Mrs. T. L. Hall, Mrs. W. B.
Simms. Mrs. R. B. Holeman. Mrs.
J. C. Taylor, Mrs. J. G. Oakley,
Mrs. Penn Noell, Mrs. Annie Noell,
Mrs. Charlie Ashley, Mrs. J. A.
Timberlake, Mrs. F. W. Rogers, Mrs.
N. H. Fox. Mrs. Victor Clayton.
Mrs. Roy Rogers, Mrs. Lizzie Vi
lines, Mrs. James Vilines, Mrs. W. L.
Barton, Mrs. Mollie Hephworth.
Easter Sunday 6* Monday
Quiet & Happy Occasion
Two Brothers Playing in Home
When Gun Was Accidently
Discharged by Carl, Jr.
Phillip Bowen, age 10, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Bowen, was shot last
Saturday afternoon about 4:30 by
his older brother, Carl, as the two
were playing in their home on La
mar street of Roxboro.
The two boys were playing “cow
boys,” or some similar game and
were seeing which could get the
draw on the other first. Carl had
forgotten about the gun being load- |
ed and in the excitement of the
game the gun was discharged.
The bullet, fired from a pistol,
entered the right shoulder of Phil
lip and continued into his stomach
and came out of his back.
He was rushed to Watt’s hospital
where his condition was declared to
be serious and at first little hope
was entertained for his recovery.
Two blood transfusions were given,
one on Saturday and one on Sun
day. On Tuesday of this week he
appeared to be better and hope is
now held for his recovery.
BY LOCAL GASOLINE
Approximately 100 People Pres
ent to Enjoy Splendid Pro
gram Given at Frank Whit
S. B. DAVIS IN CHARGE
The Independent Gasoline and
Oil representatives of Person Coun
ty treated approximately one hun
dred guests to a fish fry on Tues
day night at Frank Whitfield’s store
in the Bushy Fork section of this
All reports indicate that the oc
casion was one of those; real treats
that people like to remember and
long to attend. S. B. Davis was in
charge of the program.
The main purpose of the meeting
was to discuss and hear discussed
the gasoline tax as it is now applied.
The gasolirie representatives here
do not mind paying a fair tax, but
they are not in favor of a diversion
of the tax money for roads to other
sources. They want the money used
where it is supposed to be used,
which is on roads.
Meetings similar to this one are
being held over the entire state of
Hon. R. G. Johnson, speaker of
thq House of Representatives of
North Carolina, was the main
speaker of the afternoon. His talk
was greatly enjoyed by all present.
The program was:
Welcome address S. B. Davis.
Introduction of speaker R. L.
Address Hon. R. G. Johnson,
Speaker of House.
This program and meal was spon
sored by Messrs. S. B. Davis. Robert
Whitfield, Bill Minor, J. F. Wilson
and Ben Wade.
The tax committee that was ap
pointed consisted of the following
men: S. B. Davis, chairman; Robt.
Whitfield, secretary and Bill New
man, assistant chairman. Mr. New
man will represent Caswell County.
Bill Minor was appointed publicity
CHARLIE P. DAY AT
Mr. C. P. Day, a former Roxboro
citizen, has returned to Roxboro
where he has accepted a position
with the Roxboro Laundry Co.
Mr. Day has made his home in
Smithfield for the past several years,
but states that he is glad to be back
He is supervisor of the laundry
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Many Churches Reported Good
Attendance on Sunday as In
spiring Messages Were De
livered by Pastors.
MONDAY* BEAUTIFUL DAY
Easter Sunday found hundreds of
people from this county in the va
rious churches over the communi
ty and the preachers delivered ser
mons that brought real cheer to the
hearts of those who attended.
The annual Easter parade did not
exactly take place as Sunday morn
ing was not so clear and the ladies
were afraid of rain. Nevertheless
many had on their Easter frocks
with a nice corsage of flowers pin
The drug stores reported excel
lent sales on Easter candy and
i flowers and the local florist shop
I sold all the flowers that they had.
Many people from this county
visited the sick in the hospitals near
here on Sunday as a number of
Pejrson county people were confined
on this day.
On Easter Monday the general
public took a holiday. A majority
of the stores were closed and people
Went fishing, attended ball games,
played tennis or took a trip.
The kiddies had their Easter egg
hunts and parties on Monday after
Durham Attorney Addressed
the Roxboro kiwanis Club
1 Monday Evening.
Basil M. Watkins, prominent at
torney of Durham. N. C., delivered
the best address of the year at the
Kiwanis club last Monday evening.
Mr. Watkins spoke on the “Intan
gible Things of Life.” He pointed
out that there were many things in
this world that money couldn’t buy
and that men couldn’t leave behind
, —such things as religion, culture,
knowledge, etc. The talk was en
joyed by all.
Thomas Hamilton, accompanied
by Mrs. Wallace Woods, rendered a
delightful violin solo.
A nominating committee, to bring
in names of delegates for the In
ternational Convention, was ap
pointed. This committee was com
posed of Robert Long, Gus Deering.
and Eugene Tucker.
GEORGE NEWELL IS v '
Well Known in This City Where
He is Survived by Numerous
Relatives and Friends.
INTERMENT IN ROXBORO
Henderson, April 14—Six mem
bers of an Easter dance party here,
homeward bound early Tuesday
morning, were fatally burned when
their car was destroyed by flames
after a collision with a truck near
Wise, 20 miles north of here. Four
died in the wreckage, and two died
after being brought to a hospital
J. P. Kimball, 24, Townsville.
William Carr Tucker, 22, Towns
Woodrow Tucker. 24, Palmer
Miss Margaret Willis, 20, South
George Newell, 21, Townsville.
Mrs. Woodrow Tucker, 23, Palm
er Springs, Va.
Newell and Mrs. Tucker, dragged
from the flaming car by the truck
driver, were brought here to Maria
Parham hospital, where the form
ed died at 7 o’clock this morning.
Roxboro George Newell was
well known in Roxboro where he
is survived by a large number of
relatives. He is a nephew of Messrs.
Wheeler, Bruce and Russell Newell
and Mrs. C. C. Winstead.
Funeral services were held in
Henderson Wednesday morning. In
terment was in Burchwood ceme