OF YEARS AGO
On Thursday, April 23,
1564, Shakespeare was born.
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.
New Machinery Enables Com
pany to Turn Work Out Fast
er and Cheaper Than Before.
Mr. J. E. Kirby, proprietor of the
Roxboro Laundry Co., announces
this week a reduction in laundry
prices. This bit of news will be wel
come inddqd to many who use the
laundry as a means of keeping their
clothes and linen clean.
The Roxboro Laundry has recent
ly installed a large flat-work ironer
that enables them to do all ironing
faster and cheaper than before and
this saving will be passed on to the
Mr. Kirby stated that it would be
necessary for the company to secure
a much larger volume if these prices
remain in effect. The new machinery
enables the laundry to turn out an
unlimited amount of first class work.
These reduced prices will enable
many to patronize the laundry who
have had their work done by other
the advertisement in to
day’s Times and then call the Laun
dry for detailed information.
CHURCH TO SHOW
STORY OF CHRIST
Great Oberammergau Passion
Play to be Presented in Movies
Monday Evening at 7:30 at
First Baptist Church.
OFFERING TO BE TAKEN
As a religious story every reading
nation throughout the entire world
has accepted the Great Oberam
mergau Passion Play as the most
marvelous dramatic portrayal of the
Life of Our Saviour.
In a word this greatest of all
“Passion Plays” is the crowning
achievement of the picture art in
dustry. It is gorgeous, dazzling,
amazing, thrilling. It is the story of
the Ages! What a story; and what a
wonderful picture; what an attrac
tion! The characters actually live in
it before your very eyes on the
screen, Yes!—Living for you—with
you in this stupenously compelling
dramatization on the Birth—Passion
and Life of Our Lord.
This magnificent visualization of
the World’s Greatest story of the
Birth-Life of Christ, is the filming
of as nearly an exact reproduction
as is possible of the original Ober
ammergau play in Bavaria, and
after seeing this beautiful screen
“Passion Play,” many have pro
nounced this greater and more spec
tacular than the Oberammergau
play. One witnessing this marvelous
screen passion story is almost un
consciously carried to the place
made Sacrosanct by the piety and
devotion of those who portray the
characters that circumstanced the
Life. Passion and Death of Ourj
To witness this unmatchable
screen production that cost nearly
$3,000,000 is truly a soul-inspiring
spectacle, a story with a scope as
broad, as deep, as sweeping and as
resistless as life itself! Scenes to
plumb the depths and reach the
heights of human experiences. This
sublime ‘Passion Play” is so pathe
tic, so thrilling and so tender that
it will live forever in the minds of
those who sqe it. No admission
charge will be made but a silver of
fering will be taken at the door.
AND PONTIAC OWNERS
Mr. A. E. Perry is the new man
ager of the service department at
Jackson Motor Company. Mr. Perry
was sent here by the Oldsmobile
factory. He has been in thte; Olds
mobile and Pontiac assembly plant
in Charlotte for the past 10 years.
Jackson Motor Company is on the
job to give service. Mr. Perry says,
after making cars for thlpj past 10
years he is sure that his service |
will please you.
TED SHAW BACK
Mr. Ttefl Styaw, a former Hpx
boro citizen, is back in Roxboro
where he will make his home.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
In This Issue
Tells Days When Fish Are Sup
posed to Bite or Not to Bite.
Cobles’ Fishing Calendar, eagerly
awaited each year by many fisher
man, is printed in this issue of the
Times. This calendar shows the
days when fish are supposed to bite
and when they are not supposed to
bite. Fishermen state that it is one
of the best charts that they have
ever used. Many hang it on the wall
where it can be watched during the
The fishing season for Person
County is closed at the present
time, but soon open season will be
here. Already those who like to fish
are getting out their poles and hooks
and looking at them with longing
City Lake and Loch Lily are the
favorite spots in this county. Many
will flock to these places as soon as
the law permits and try to get a
Many are the tales that will ba
told about the big fellow who got
IS FINED SIOO
Struck and Fatally Injured Otho
L. Wilson on Monday Night,
March 9th. Wilson Lived
Short Time Only.
CAN NOT OPERATE CAR
FOR TWELVE MONTHS
Silas Solomon, indicted with
manslaughter, was fined SIOO and
costs in Superior Court this week.
Solomon struck and fatally injured
Otho L. Wilson on the night of
March 9th as Wilson was walking
'on the Durham highway. Solomon
was driving his car toward Rox
boro from Durham.
Solomon claimed that Wilson lit
erally walked into his car and that
the accident was unavoidable, he
n'eaded guilty to the hit and run
The judgment was six months on
the roads, but this was suspended
for two years on condition that the
defendant remain of good behavior
and not violate any law and pay a
fine of SIOO and costs and that his
license to operate a car be revoked
for twelve months.
MISS PIXLEY WINS
Second Prize Won by Miss Fay
O’Briant; Third Prize by Al
lensville String Band.
Miss Lizzie Pixley played her
banjo and sang one selection; then
walked off with five dollars as first
prize in the amateur contest held at
the Dolly Madison Theatre last Fri
Miss Fay O’Briant, daughter of
I Mr. and Mrs. Henry O’Briant, won
second prize with her acrobatic
dance. This prize was a table lamp
donated by Pass Furniture Co.
Third prize, one year subscrip
tion to the Courier, was won by the
AllensvilTq string band.
The next Amateur show will be
given at the Dolly Madison Theatre
this Friday. This night is also Jack
MRS. A. W. CLAYTON AT HOME
Mrs. A. W. Clayton returned to
her home here Saturday after be
ing confined to Duke hospital,
Durham, N. C., where she under
went an operation for her eye.
AT WATT’S HOSPITAL
Mrs. Mollie ShotWeJl was carried
to Watt’s hospital this week and was
operated on Wednesday night.
At this time she is recovering
, OLIVE HILL P. T. A. MEETS
The P. T. A. of OliVe Hill school
will meet Tuesday, April 27, at
three o’clock in the Community
house. As this is the final meeting
i of the year, everyone is asked to
make a special effort to attend.
R. T. FOUNTAIN !
SPOKE TO AUDIENCE
Spoke For Approximately Thirty
Minutes Monday Afternoon
Before Court Met. Spent Sev
eral Hours Here in Afternopn.
WILL GO IN EVERY COUNTY
Attacked the Record of Senator
J. W. Bailey, Present U. S.!
Senator For State of North
Former Lieutenant Governor
Richard T. Fountain, candidate for
the Democratic nomination of U. S.,
Senator, spoke in Roxboro Monday j
afternoon at the Courthouse just be
fore court convened for the after- 1
Mr. Fountain gave no advance!
notice of his coming, but went to
work as soon as he reached Rox-1
boro notifying people that hfe would
like to see them in the courthouse
at 1:40 p. m. He was greeted by a
fair crowd at the appointed hour,
in fact, it was a large crowd for
such a short notice. Mr. Fountain
attacked the record of Senator J.
W. Bailey, and urged the people to
do something about it at the next'
A portion of his address, that was
delivered in Raleigh, concerning
Bailey on March 9th is as follows:
“When we read the record of Sen
ator Bailey as to what part he play
ed or what aid rendered by him to
the President and Congress in help
ing to bring about legislation to im
prove tHe condition of the farmers
and raise and make it possible for
labor to improve its living stand
ards, or give relief to prostrate bus
iness, we find that he did not aid.
His record is barren and as fruit
less as the biblical fig tree. He not
only did not hqlp or give one word i
of encouragement to those leaders
who under their oaths and platform
pledges set immediately to work up
on the inauguration of the Presi
dent on March 4, 1933, to put into
livin«- effect. th!e*jr nromise to the
poonle, but Senator Bailey used all
of his strength and power of speech
against the very bills that have
brought us where we are. He offer
ed destructive amendments as well,
which if adopted would have nulli
fied the effect of the Congressional
Recovery Program. In fact, he was
so obstinate and embarrassing to
those in charge of these bills by
reason of his representing a great
agricultural state, that Senator Ham
Lewis, the Democratic ■tfrtiip of the
Senate, pled with him to help the
President and Congress who were
acting under the direct command of
the neoole as the direct result of
the ballot box, and urged him to
cease his opDosition Page 5403, Con
gressional Record, March 26, 1934.”
Mr. Fountain stated that he would,
visit in every county in North Caro-I
Town Tennis Team 6> Highs
To Battle All Day Saturday
Twelve single Matches Will be Played and Four Double Matches;
Will Play on Courts on Lamar Street Saturday Morning and
The battle of the century, with
no million dollar gate, will take
place Saturday morning and after
noon when the town tennis team
and the local high school team will
The matches will be played on the
Long court and the Winstead court,
and will probably continue all day.
A few of the fellows who find it in
convenient to play Saturday will get
their matches off before that day.
A referee is necessary for each
High Old People
Fletcher Winstead vs. W. H. Newell
Chas. Ball vs. James Long. Jr.
Guy Gardner vs S. B. Winstead.
Barton Winstead vs. E. G. Thompson
Matt Long vs. Chas. Harris.
L. T. Heffner vs. Phil. Thomas.
Second Group Singles
Barton Winstead vs. Thos. Hatchett.
Matt Long vs. Jake Taylor.
L. T. Heffner vs. Cris Waggoner.
Young Lady of Sixteen Years
Died After Six Months Illness.
Arleen H. Walthal, 16, daughter
of Mrs. Pearl Walthal, died at her
home here at 12:15 Tuesday morning,
after an illness of about six months.
Surviving are her mother, five
brothers, Bernard, Bransford, Bob,
David and James Edward Walthal,
and eight sisters, Mrs. J. W. Cox,
Mrs. Roy Davis, Virginia, Doris,
[Laura Lou, Mary Bailey, Norma
Jean Walthal of Roxboro, and Mrs.
Jack Fuquay of Danville, Va.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at the First Bap
tist church, with Rev. W. F. West
and Rev. J. C. McGregor in charge.
Pallbearers were Roy Davis,
) Johnnie Cox, Jack Fuquay, Dave
Murphy and Johnnie Shotwell.
1 Floral bearers were: Elsie Hassan,
I Rose Lee White, Doris White, Eva
! Tuck, Nannie Murray and Gladys
IT CAN'T BE DONE’
Flails McDonald For Courting
F. D. R. Favor And Denounc
ing State Backers.
Williamston, April 20—Clyde R.
Hoey, candidate for governor, as
serted in an address here tonight
that “Professor Ralph McDonald
seeks to court popularity by prais
ing the Roosevelt administration
and at the same time denounce the
Democratic organization in the
states which has taken a leading
part in both the President’s election
and the fight for his policies.”
! “And like some of the other things'
McDonald proposes,” Hoey asserted,
“It can’t be done.”
j Hoey also carried his campaign
I into Tyrrqll county today, speaking
in Columbia early in the afternoon.
Continuing his attack on McDon
ald’s candidacy, Hoey spoke of what
he called McDonald’s efforts to
identify himself as a new dealer.
“The Democratic party already
has provided a new deal for this
statq and has put into effect many
of the vital policies which have be
come a part of the Roosevelt pro
gram,” Hoey declared. For instance,
this state levies high taxes on
The late Hifey Long said that
when he wanted more money from
corporations and wealth, he just
tore a page from the North Carolina
revenue act and had his legislature
STERLING WADE WITH
S. B. WINSTEAD & CO.
Mr. Sterling Wade is now with S.
B. Winstead & Co., fertilizer deal
ers. This company sells Intema
jtional fertilizer and Mr. Wade will
appreciate your order.
°rid. Thomas vs. Bill Walker.
C. Reid Long vs. C. H. Oakley.
Page Harris vs. Fitz Davis.
High school players are listed
Fletcher Winstead, Guy Gardner
Wheeler Newell, James Long, Jr.
Chas. Ball, Barton Winstead
S. B. Winstead. E. G. Thompson
Matt Long, Chas. R. Long
M. C. Clayton, Thos. Hatchett
Prid. Thomas, L. T. Heffner
Chas. Harris, Sam Merritt
Any player who cannot play Sat
urday must see his appontent before
that date and arrange the match
C. B. Wood is master of the cere
Carlton may Take Issue
To Courts For, Decision
AND JACK POT A T
DOLLY MADISON FRI.
First PriZe of $5.00 Cash and
Two Other Valuable Prizes to
be Given to Winners.
Friday night of this week should
be a big night at the Dolly Madison
Theatre. The manager offers the
regular screen attraction, a Jack
Pot of a good many dollars, and an
amateur show These three items
should pack the Dolly Madison from
the front end to the rear.
The amateur program is as fol
Miss Patsy Beam, Dance.
Annie Laura and Anna Katherine
The Plowboys, String and Harp
Music, Clifton Moorefield, Linsey
Moorefield, Elmer Hawkins.
Miss Anita Kirby, Song.
Miss Ida Pleasants, Tap Dance.
Mrs. Etheridge Perkins, Song.
Misses Annie Laura Day and
Frances Whitt, Duet.
Harmony String Band, Willie Lee
Peed, Wiley Lunsford and Harvey
Ist prize—ss.oo cash.
2nd prize—l6-piece dinner set,
given by Roxboro Furniture Co.
3rd prize—Personal Stationery,
given by Person County Times.
J. H WINSTEAD
INJURED IN WRECK
Driving Gas Truck When it
Turned Ov'er and Pinned Him
NOW IN HOSPITAL
John Henry Winstead, local Rox
boro citizen, was seriously injured
Monday night when the gas truck
that he was driving overturned and
pinned him beneath the body of the
The accident happened about ten
o’clock on the Gikjensboro road,
about five miles from Roxboro. Mr.
Winstead stated that he was blinded
from the lights of another car and
drove into the ditch. Several men
had to lift the truck up in order to
get him out.
He was rushed to Watt’s hospital
in Durham wHqre an examination
revealed that he was injured in the
chest and several other places.
It is not thought that his injuries
are necessarily serious, but he is
suffering to quite an extent.
SUPERIOR COURT IN SESSION
Judge Marshall Spears, of Dur
ham, is presiding over the April
term of Superior Court of Person
County this week.
VISITORS IN ROXBORO
Mrs. Sidney Bradsher, of Ashe
ville, and her daughter, Miss Kath
erine Bradsher, of Oxford, spent
several hours in Roxboro last Sun
For an additional premium of on
ly $1.50 per SI,OOO your fire policy
may be extended to include pro
tection against losses caused by
windstorm, explosion, hail, riot,
motor vehicles, aircraft, and smoke
damage from stationary heating
For complete protection all your
fire policies should be endorsed in
the same manner.
THOMPSON INS. AGENCY.
Messrs. G. C. Hunter, D. S. Brooks,
E. B. Craven, Jr., J. B. Riggsbee and
Miss Claire Raynor attended the
district meeting of the N. C. Bank
ers Association in Chapel Hill last
Twenty-five hog feeding demon
strations have been planned by
swine growers of Beaufort County
for this season.
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your community. Please
call us or send it in.
Has Not Fully Made Up His
Mind. Notice of Candidacy
Was Mailed From Roxboro
DECISION TO BE MADE SOON
In view of the statement in the
papers that I, as a candidate for the
Judgship of the Tenth Judicial
District in the coming primary, have
failed to file my notice of candidacy
in proper time, I fdql that is due my
friends in the District that I make
this statement: “The time-for filing
expired Saturday night, April 18th.
On Thursday, April 16th, I filled out
my notice as required by law and
attached thereto my check for the
proper filing fee, and wrote Mr. R.
C. Maxwell, Executive Secretary of
the State Board of Elections. All this
was mailed in Roxboro at Noon on
the 16th, and should have been in
Raleigh that night, or certainly by
early Friday morning. When the
papers Saturday afternoon stated I
had not filed, I called Mr. Maxwell
over long distance, and he stated
that my letter had not been receiv
ed. Thereupon Sunday morning I
went to Raleigh, accompanied by
some local friends, to see Mr. Max
well. He stated to us that my letter
with enclosures, had been put in his
box that (Sunday) morning. He
further stated that the letter bore
Roxboro postmark April 16, which
clearly shows that it was mailed on
that date. For some reason, un
known to me at present, it took
three days for the letter to go from
Roxboro to Raleigh, a distance of
56 miles. I want my friends to
know that I was not negligent in
filing my notice, and that I have
no intention of •withdrawing from
this race. The r after is now up to
the State Board of Elections to de
termine my status, and the decision
of this Board will no doubt be made
unon the advieq of the Attorney-
General of the State.”
L. M- CARLTON.
Roxboro, N. C.—April 23rd.—
Since giving the above statement,
the Attorney General of the State
has advised the State Board of
Elections that Carlton’s notice can
not be accepted. It is probable that
he will take the matter up in the
Courts and secure a mandamus to
test his eligibility, but he has not
fully decided to pursue this course.
68 PEOPLE HURT OR
SICK EVERY MINUTE
This is National accident week.
Everybody in the United States is
having their attention called to the
fact that every minute 68 people get
sick or hurt. Don’t stop until you
let us give you a policy that will
give your family bread and butter
in case you are disabled from any
cause. We paid several claims last
week. There is one thing that helps
us give you service, that is, we are
allowed to pay you when the doctor
signs the blank. Call us or comb in.
KNIGHTS INSURANCE AGENCY.
NOT PRESENT FOR MONEY
The name of Mrs. T. C. Brooks
was drawn from the Jack Pot at
the Palace Theatre last night, but
Mrs. Brooks was not present and
had not attended either theatre
during the day. She lost $75.
The Jack Pot at the Dolly Madi
son tomorrow will be $75. You can
attend either theatre.
Kiddies Jack Pot Saturday morn
ing. The amount is SIO.OO.
USED CAR LOT
Joyner Chevrolet Co. has just
completed one of the nictest used
car lots seen in this section.
This lot is located opposite thel
Hyco Warehouse and is a distinct
improvement to the street.
MR. CRAIG HERE
Mr. James H. Craig, of Philadel
phia, Pa., president of John Watt’s
Sons Co., spent several days in Rox
boro last week.
PHILLIP BOWEN BETTER
Phillip Bowen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Bowen, is much better
and is expected recover. Phillip
was accidently shot by his brother
on April 11th and is now a patient
at Watt’s hospital