TIMES PRESENTS 2nd. ANNUAL BABY EDITION
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.
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VOLUME VIL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER FORTY-ONE
April 26th. To May 2nd. Known
As National Baby Week In U. S.
This Edition of Times Devoted
to Health of All Babies. Is
2nd Annual Edition of This:
Kind by The Times.
NO QUINS IN COUNTY
Babies, babies, and more babies.
Person County has a large number
of the little; tots from one month
old up to three or four years old.
They all need the very best care
that they can get and for this reas
on the Times is publishing many
articles that deal with’ thieir health.
President Roosevelt issued a
proclamation on April 13th pro
claiming the dates of April 26th to
May 2nd to be known as National
Baby Week. May Ist is Child Health
This is the second annual Baby
Edition of the Times that has beep
published. In this edition you will
find many articles that deal with
care of the babies. They are written
by authorities in that particular
field. You will also find the ads to
"be very interesting and instructive;
read them all and profit.
The publishers are sorry that no
actual pictures of local babies are
in this edition, but how could they
print the picture of one darling and
not get the one that lived next door.
Had there been any quintuplets in
the county their picture would have
been in the paper.
So here’s to Baby Week, and may
Person County babies be the best
and healthiest in the world.
MAJOR BOWES UNIT
TO BE HERE TUES.
Unit Number Ten to be at Palace
Theatre, May sth.
On next Tuesday, May sth, Rox
boro will be given the opportunity
to hear Major Bowes Amateurs in
person. Unit No. 10 of his Amateurs
will pbrform at the Palace theatre.
Those featured in the unit are Kav
Hamilton, Harry Stone, Luzler and
Sloma, Cornelius Vaughn and Fran
ces White. These famous artists en
joy many local fans, and they are
eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Each Sunday night they are list
ened to over the radio; this in it
self, is a treat. Yet, it stands to
reason that they will be much more
interesting when they can be seen.
TKq Palace management is to be
commended upon securing this
splendid attraction, and the house
will, no doubt, be filled to its ca
CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR
IN ROXBORO LAST WEEK
Mr. John A. Mcßae, Democratic
candidate for Governor of N. C., was
in Roxboro last Friday afternoon
for a few hours.
While here he conferred with a
number of local people in regard to
MAKES HONOR ROLL
The name of Miss Suzanne Win
stead of Roxboro was listed among
those making the scholastic honor
roll at the Univtersity of North
Carolina last quarter. To make the
honor roll, a student must make an
. average of B (90 to 95) on all
Mr. A. M. Bums deserves to be
president of the Young Men’s Gar
den Club. He has one of the finest
gardens in Roxboro at this early
His salad bed is ready for eating
and his English peas will be rteady
in a few days. Many other items
are up and look good.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bradsher, of
Goldsboro, N. C., announce the birth
of a son, Arthur Long, Jr., on April
23, 1936. Weight 8 1-2 lbs.
TO HEAD ROTARY
Elected at Meeting Last Thurs
day at Community House.
OTHER OFFICERS ELECTED
The annual election meeting for
the Roxboro Rotary club was held
at the Community house last Thurs
day evening. At this time Moffett
Spencer was elected preteicfejnt of
the Roxboro Rotary club. The new
president is one of Roxboro’s lead
ing citizens and the club is glad
to have such a man as its head.
Chris Waggoner was elected vice
president, Jim Harris, secretary,
Willie Pass, treasurer, Paul Cash
! well and Dan Whitfield, directors.
These officers will be installed at
the first meeting in July.
Hon. John Mcßae, candidate for
Governor of North Carolina, was
a guest at the meeting.
High School Players Won Every
Match and Lost Only One Set.
Roxboro high school tennis team
defeated Burlington high school
Tuesday afternoon on the Burling
ton courts. The local boys had very
little trouble and easily displayed
F. Winstead, Roxboro, defeated
Dameron, Burlington, 6-4, 7-5.
Ball, Roxboro, defeated Haney,
Burlington, 6-4, 6-4.
Gardner, Roxboro, defeated May,
Burlington, 6-4, 7-5.
B. Winstead, Roxboro, defeated
Moser, Burlington, 6-1, 6-0.
Long, Roxboro, defeated Mont
gomery, Burlington, 6-4, 6-2.
F. Winstead and Gardner, Roxboro,
’efeated May and Dameron, Bur
lington, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
B. Winstead and Ball, Roxboro,
defeated Haney and Moser, Burling
ton, 8-6, 6-3.
Mr. Patterson, of Rome, Ga.,
Will Probably Accept Post
Left Vacant by “Country”
WELL QUALIFIED FOR POST
Mr. A. P. Patterson, of Rome, Ga.,
was elected as Scout Executive of
the Cherokee Council on Tuesday
night of this week at a meeting of
the executiYq council in Reidsville
Mr. Patterson did not accept the
position at this meeting, but it was
generally thought that he would
accept. He will take the place left
vacant when “Country” Gorman
went to Greenville, S. C.
The new executive has had a
number of years in Scout work and
is well qualified for the position
He comes to this council with high
recommendations. He is about 28
years of age.
Should Mr. Patterson accept he
will begin work in this council
about May 15th or just as soon as
he can move. He will make his home
Those present at the meeting in
Riqidsville from Roxboijo were G.
W. Kane and J. S. Merritt.
Roxboro, N. C., —Friday—Mr. Pat
terson accepted the post and is ex
pected to report by May 15th.
We have a complete line of wrist
watches at all prices, both girls
TO BE HED IN MAY
Tenth Annual Conference to be
Held in Winston-Salem.
Speakers for the tenth annual con
ference of the 57th District of Ro
tary International, which will be
held in Winston-Salem on May 19
and 20, were announced yesterday
by Charles W. Phillips, of Greens
boro, who is chairman of the pro
gram for the conference.
Dr. George E. Vincent, of Green
wich, Conn., nationally known writ
er, lecturqr and educator, will be
the principal speaker. He is particu
larly interested in topics relating toi
social theory and education, and is
well-informed on phases of civic
activity as thqy relate themselves to
the Rotary program. For the past
three years Dr. Vincent has traveled
abroad, and is able to give a pene
trating analysis of international
Other speakers include Dr. Amos
O. Squires, of Ossining, N. Y., who
will represent Rotary International;
Dr. Charles J. Smith, president of
Roanoke College, Salem, Va.; Henry
R. Dwire and Rev. Excel Rosselle.
Leading Rotarians throughout the
district will also take part in the
Roxboro is included in the 57th
bocal Political Situation dot
Attracting Alany Candidates
Only Three Candidates Have
Filed, But Others Are Known
to be Ready. Time Limit is
Over on May 9th.
ONE STATE SPEAKER
FOR THIS YEAR
So far Very few political candi
dates have filed with R. B. Dawes,
chairman of the Board of Elections.
Those who have actually filed and
placed the money on the line are
S. B. Davis for treasurer, Will Kir
by for Registqr of Deeds, and Jeff
O’Briant for the House of Repre
It is understood that practically
all of the present county officials
will again be candidates for their
respective offices, and they will
probably signify their intention this
,week. There has been no rumor of
any opposition within the Demo
cratic ranks. The Republicans will
probably enter a number of con
The time limit for filing expires
on May 9th at 6 p. m. After that
time is too late to enter the race
for the Democratic nomination.
Altho things are quiet now it may 1
be that the, political situation will
liven up by next week.
R. T. Fountain, candidate for the
U. S. Senate has been the only po
litical speaker this year.
Town Tennis Team Goes
In Defeat to High School
Old Men Fought as Hard as They Could, But Quickly Found Out
That They Couldn’t Take It. Final Score Was 11-4 and Could
Have Been Larger For Highs.
The members of the Town Tennis
Team have very little to say this
wefek. In fact, they have nothing to
say. The much awaited high school
match was played last week-end
and on Monday of this week. I*he
final score was 11 - 4 in favor of
Numerous excuses were offered
by the Town Team, but they were,
defeated and excuses just didn’t go
Here is the sad news:
F. Winstead defeated H. W. New
ell 6-2, 6-2.
J. A. Long, Jr. defeated C. Ball
3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
G. Gardner defeated S. B. Win
stead 3-6, 8-6, 6-4.
B. Winstead defeated G. Thomp
son 6-4, 7-5.
M. Long defeated C. A. Harris
L. T. Heffner defeated Phil
RESULT OF CASES
IN SUPERIOR COURT
Judge Marshall T. Spears Pre
sided Over Term of Court
Superior Court was in session in
Roxboro last week with Judge
Marshall T. Spears presiding.
The following cases were among
those disposed of:
State vs. McKinley Holloway. In
dictment, temporary larceny. Judg
ment, confined to jail for 6 months.
Judgment suspended for two years
upon condition that defendant re
main of good behavior and not vio
late any law.
State vs. Fulton Shepherd. In
dictment, larceny. Judgment, 6
months in jail to be assigned to
work roads. The judgment was sus
pended upon certain
State vs. George Timberlake. In
dictment, second degree murder.
Judgment, defendant to work roads
for twelve months. Judgment sus
pended for two years upon condi
State vs. Clyde Newell. Indict
ment, larceny of automobile. Judg
ment, two years in State prison.
State vs. Willie Pearce. Indict
ment, non support of bastard child.
State vs. Walter Cates. Indictment,
larceny of mule. Case continued.
E. G. THOMPSON
TO HEAD YOUNG
DEMOCRATS IN CO.
Miss Margai/et Carlton is Vice
president ; Bradsher Gentry
A number of Young Democrats
met in the jury room at the court
house last Saturday night and elect
ed E. G. Thompson as president of
the Young Democrats of Person
County. Mr. Thompson has held this
post for thq past four years and
was elected again.
Miss Margaret Carlton was elect
ed as vice-president and Bradsher
Gentry was elected to fill the sec
retary’s and treasurer’s post.
About twenty-five loyal Demo
crats gathered for this meeting.
Hugh Sawyer was elected as tem
porary chairman and nominations
were then in order.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Mr. Bill Harris had a setting hen.
Under the hen could be found
three live kittens, one or two days
old. The mother cat was over in
another corner of the barn.
Thomas 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Barden Winstead defeated Thos.
Hatchett 6-1, 6-3.
L. T. Heffner defeated Cris Wag
goner 6-3, 6-3.
Prid Thomas defeated Bill Walk
er 7-5, 6-2.
C. H. Oakley defeated C. Reid
Long 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Fitz Davis defeated Page Harris
Fletcher Winstead and Guy Gard
ner defeated Wheeler Newell and
James Long, Jr., score 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Chas. Bali and Barden Winstead
defeated S. B. Winstead and E. G.
Thompson, score 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Prid Thomas and L. T. Heffner
defeated Chas. Harris and Sam
Merritt, score 6-3, 6-0.
M. C. Clayton and Thos. Hatchett
defeated Matt Long and Donald
Bradsher, score 3-6, 6-4, 8-6.
O. Y. Clayton Is Temporary
Chairman of Republican Party
BURNS TO MANAGE
Prominent Person County At
torney Will Wage Strong
Campaign in Person County.
It was announced on Monday of
this week that Mr. Robert Bums
will be head of the campaign for
Clyde R. Hoey, candidate for the
Democratic nomination for Gover
nor of North Carolina, in Person
Mr. Burns, local member of the
Person County Bar Association, is
just the man to head such a cam
paign. It is understood that the
campaign will be carried on in a
big way, and a good fight will be
put up. Similar campaigns will be
carried on throughout the state of
North Carolina from now until the
Primary election in June.
MISS WHITTEN WINS
PRIZE IN OXFORD
Amateur Program Sponsored by
Oxford Kiwanis Club. Fifteen
Numbers on Program.
By special request, Miss Peggy
Whitten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
S. R. Whitten, appeared on the
amateur program, sponsored by the
Oxford Kiwanis Club.
Theflq were 15 numbers on the
program, representing several coun
ties, as the contest was open to the
Miss Whitten was well received
by th!q capacity house at the theatre.
She was encored for a second num
ber, and took a number of curtain
bows after the second number
The voting was by ballot, as each
patron received a voting ballot
when they entered the theatre. $25
in cash prizes were given away,
Miss Whitten winning first prize of
$lO in cash.
MRS. E. E. MILLS
Funeral Services Held at Home
Wednesday of This Week.
Mrs. Ruby Velma Mills, 23, wife
of Eugene E. Mills, of Jalong, N. C.,
died at her home there Monday,
April 27, 1936. She was ill only two
weeks. Her death was attributed to
She is survived by her husband,
father, Carl Walters, three sisters,
Mrs. Martha Calvina, N. Y., Mrs.
Clydq Oliver, Jalong, and Miss Rosa
Walters, Jalong, five brothers, Al
len Walters, China, Thomas, Dallas,
Henry, Paul Walters of Rougemont.
The funeral services were con
ducted at home on Wednesday,
April 29. with Rev. E. R. Hartz as
sisting Rev. C. D. Barcliff in the
Pallbearers were Isaac Owen, Ruf
fin Puryear, Ed Holder, Johnnie
Loyd, Stanley Reaves and Melvin
Flower bearers were: Misses Est
er Carver, Clocy Welch, Grace
Johnson, Alma Dunn, Huldah Clay
ton, Beatrice Dixon and Mrs. Inez
Interment followed in' Providence
MRS. ASHLEY LOST
Mrs. C. E. Ashley would have won
$75 yesterday had she attended the
Palace or Dolly Madison Theatres.
She did not attend and thus lost
the Jack Pot.
It will be $75 at the Dolly Madison
TO SPEAK HERE
William H. Griffin, candidate for
U. S. Senator, in the Democratic
primary, June 6, 1936, will speak
at the Courthouse in Roxboro on
May 18th at noon-day.
Expect to Enter a Number of
Candidates in Field For This
Year’s Contests. Each Pre
cinct to be Organized.
FOR MAY 9TH.
Approximately twenty-five promi
nent members of the Republican
party met in the Courthouse last
Saturday for the purpose of organ
izing for the political battles that
are to take place this year.
Mr. O. Y. Clayton, of Roxboro,
was elected as temporary chairman
of the party for this county. W. R.
Minor was elected secretary.
The Republican party will hold
a convention on May 9th at 2 p. m.
in the Courthouse for the purpose
of nominating candidates for the
various county offices. It is not
known yet whether they will put
; a complete; ticket in the field or
: not. It was suggested that all the
candidates will be strong contend
Each precinct in the county will
be organized and every possible
thing done to add strength to the
party this year.
i The chairman of the party is ex
' pecting a large gathering for the
meeting on May 9th. All precinct
chairmen are expected to be pres
LOGS FOR SCOUT
CABIN ARE READY
Will be Hauled to Roxboro at
Once and Actual Construction
to Start Soon.
WILL BE ON SAME LOT WITH
It won’t be long before the Boy
Scouts of this county will liave a
nice log cabin. The logs, furnished
by O. B. Mcßroom, have been cut
and are ready for hauling. In a few
days they will be placed on the
Community House lot and then
work will start.
The cabin will be placed some
where near the center of the lot and
will be large enough for thfe boys
to have their meetings in and play
Such a cabin as this has been the
dream of the Scouts for many years,
but not until recently did the coun
cil consider it wifq to start this
Mr. J. A. Timberlake will super
vise the construction. That means
that the Scouts will have a cabin
that they can be proud of.
HENRY GATES WINNER
Henry Gates, local Ford salesman,
won SSO this week. The Charlotte
branch of the Ford Motor Co. con
ducts a drawing each day and the
lucky man gets SSO. Every time a
salesman sells a used car his name
is put in a box, the more cars you
sell the more times your name will
be in the box. Henry must have had
his name in there a number of
times. He is now waiting for his
check to arrive.
I have undertaken the manage
ment of Mr. Clyde R. Hoey’s cam
paign for Governor in Person Coun
ty. Reasons for this undertaking are
in an interview elsewhere in this
paper. I should be glad to hear
from or be called on by supporters
of Mr. Hoey and I ask every Per
son County citizen to give thought
ful consideration to his candidacy.
ROBERT. P. BURNS.
Roxboro high school will play
George Washington high, of Dan
ville, Va., tomorrow on the local
high school field at 3:30 p. m.
We have a complete line of wrist
watches at all prices, both girls