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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.
POPULATION IS 127,521,000
Washington, D. C., May 14—On
July 1, 1935, according to official
census figures just released, the
population of the country was 127,-
521,000, a gain of 3.9 per cent over
the census of 1930.
OFF TO SET NEW RECORD
Lakehurst, N. J., May 14—With
50 passengers and two tons of
freight the giant German dirigible
Hindenburg left late Monday night
on the return leg of her maiden
voyage to the United States. Her
westward trip from Friedrichshafen
was made in 61 hours 35 minutes,
a new record. Dr. Hugo Eckener,
her commander, seeks a 45-hour
ITALIAN KING AND EMPEROR
Geneva, Switzerland, May 14
All Europe awaits League of Na
tions action on the annexation of
Ethiopia and the declaration of the
King of Italy as Emperor. Until
formal action is taken, sanctions
will still be enforced against Italy
as a treaty-breaker.
IN NO HURRY
Old Forge, N. Y., May 14—Charles
Jeannette was 99 ytqars old last
week and pondered his contemplated
marriage to an Albany widow.
‘‘However,” he said, “marriage is a
serious business and we’ll have to
talk things over some more before
ARABS STRIKE AGAINST JEWS
Jaffa, Palestine, May 14 De
nouncing the British policy of Jew
ish immigration and land settle
ment, Arab leaders decreed a gen
eral strike and refusal to pay taxes.
Government orders keep both Jews
and Arabs in their homes. Sir Ar
thur Grenfell Waushope, British
High Commissioner, has ordered a
mobilization of troops to prevent
further Jewish-Arabian clashes.
GOVERNMENT LAUGHS LAST
New York City, May 14 When
the Securities Exchange Commis
sion tried to stop J. Edward Jones
from selling his “oil royalties,” he
carried his battle to the Supreme
Court and last April won a tempo
rary victory, in which SEC was
warned not to meddle with business.
But Washington authorities have
played their trump card. Mr. Jones
was indicted by a Federal Grand
Jury on charges of fraud which, if
he is found guilty, would render
him liablq to 75 years in prison.
Pleading not guilty he called the
action "mad persecution
to the most pitiable stages of New
A STITCH IN TIME
Washington, D. C., May 14—When
a visitor knocked over Mrs. Wallace
Powell’s aquarium, a glass chip cut
*one of her goldfish in two. Grab
bing needle and thread Mrs. Powell
deftly sewed her pet “just as if I
were mending a pair of pants.” In
two days the goldfish was swimming*
around as usual.
BUSINESS CONTINUES GAINS
New York City, May 14—Of 73
corporations reporting their first
quarter’s business during the week,
50 showed increases,23 declines. Os
the latter, 6 were utilities, the re
mainder scattered among tobacco,
ice, oil, candy, iron and steel and
other less active industries.
HUMORIST QUITS TEACHING
Montreal, Canada, May 14 Few
of the hundreds of thousands whoi
have laughed over Stephen Lea
cock’s whimsicalities have pictured!
him as head of the Department of
Political Economy at McGill Uni
versity. He retires this month be
cause of his 67 years, and thirteen
other McGill professors quit for the
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY 14TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
COUNTRY CLUB IDEA
Committee Met Monday Night
and Discussed Plans For Start
ing Project as Early as Pos
SITE LOCH LILY
It really appears as though the
Country Club idea that has been
mentioned is going to materialize
In fact, it is rather definite that
something will be done very soon.
A committee composed of the fol
lowing men met Monday night in
the office of the Chamber of Com
merce: R. L. Harris, chairman,
George W. Kane, Preston Satter
field, Dr. J. H. Hughes, and William
Warren. Also present were J. A.
Long, Stuart Ford and Hugh Saw
The idea was discussed from
start to finish and all of those pre
sent agreed that it could be done.
A committee was appointed to look
into the cost and other items and
report back at an early date.
Funds will be raised by club
memberships and the members will
be entitled to all the benefits such
as tennis, boating, swimming, golf
and use of the club house.
ALLISON JAMES IN CITY
Mr. Allison James, candidate for
Congress, spent several hours in
Roxboro last Friday talking with
old friends and making new ones.
Prilliman and Hunter High With
42 out of Possible 50.
The Roxboro Skeet Club defeat
ed Durham Saturday afternoon on
the Roxboro range. Roxboro broke
200 out of 250 skeets while Durham
could only get 181 out of 250.
Individual scorers: Durham, John
son, 42; Stegall, 37; Duke, 36; Tin
gen, 33 and Crawford, 33. Roxboro:
Hunter, 42; Prilliman, 42; Boat
wright, 41; Gentry 40 and Whitfield,
Skeet shooting in Roxboro is prov
ing to be even more popular this
year than it was last. There are a
number of excellent marksmen here
who compose the Roxboro team.
Several matches have been plan
ned for this summer.
TO BE INSTALLED
Peoples Bank to Install New
Vault For Benefit of Late De
About a year ago the Peoples
Bank put the latest type dtelayed
action time lock on its money vault
for protection in case of daylight
hold up. The time lock has to run
down after the combination is work
ed thus this delays action too long
for daylight robbers to wait.
They are now going to put in a
night Depository for the benefit and
protection of customers wanting to
make deposits late in the evening,
on Holidays or at night. The equip
ment will be installed by the York
Safe and Lock Company.
This is in keeping with the policy
of this bank to offer its customers
the very best in service and pro
DR. M’DONALD TO
SPEAK HERE 29TH
Will Speak at Courthouse at 4:30
P. M. First Campaign Visit.
Dr. Ralph McDonald, Democratic
candidate; for Governor of North
Carolina, will speak in Roxboro at
the Courthouse Friday afternoon,
May 29th, at 4:30 p. m.
This is Dr. McDonald’s first speak
ing engagement in this county and
it is probable that a large crowd
will be present to hear him.
Interest in the Governor’s race is
growing in Person County and is
expected to reach its peak 0 n Pri
ROYAL FAMILY OF ETHIOPIA IN FLIGHT
Haile Selassie, abandoning his capital to invading Italians, flees under
protection of British flag to Palestine. He is shoWn here on a previous
visit to seaport of Jibuti with his Queen and the Crown Prince.
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR SMALL BOY
Charles Nathaniel Long. Son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hassel Long,
Died Last Thursday Night.
Charles Nahaniel Long, 17-months
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hassel Long
of this city, died at Watt’s hospital
last Thursday night after an illness
of three days of pneumonia.
He is survived by his parents, one
sister, Marion Long, two brothers,
Leon and Bobbie Long.
The funeral services were held
at the home Saturday morning. Rev.
B. H. Black, assisted by Rev. W. F.
West and Rev. Thos. Hamilton, was
Pallbearers werq: W. R. Minor,
Harry Edwards, E. G. Thompson,
and J. W. Montague, Jr.
Flowerbearers were: Marion James,
Fay Harvey, Ruth Long, Bettie
Kane, Janie Pearl Crumpton, Mary
Louise Harris, Mary Frances Cro
well, Arline Newell, Mary Seivers
Woody, Margarette Ann Hawkins,
Annette Whitfield, Agnes Long,
Lelia Monk, Margie Monk, and Mary
This is National Life Insurance
Week. The purpose of this program
put on through newspapers and the
radio, is to get us to get our life
insurance estate in order. Is your
wife and children well taken care
of? If you were to pass out, would
they receive a monthly income?
How about taking out a policy
to take care of you whfep you are
sick or to retire on.
KNIGHT’S INSURANCE AGENCY.
IBay meeting of Woman's Club
Held Friday in Cummunity House
Mrs. R. H. Shelton, Newly Elected President, Presided Over Meet
ing. Art Exhibit Enjoyed By All Present
The May meeting of the Woman’
Club of Roxboro was held Friday
May Bth in thq beautifully decorat
ed library of the Community House
The Junior Woman’s Club and
Bethel Hill Woman’s Club were
guests of the afternoon. The guest'
were received at the door by Mrs
Mamie Merritt and Mrs. W. E. Ma
Mrs. R. H. Shelton, newly elected
president, presided in a most charm
ing manner. In a fqw well chosen
words she welcomed the guests and
pledged to her club her time, effort
and sincere desire to make this the
best club, year we have ever had.
At this time Mrs. B. B. Mangum
read a letter from Mrs. Lavinia
Peterson of Nqw Brunswick, N. J.
making the Woman’s club a splendid
offer of teaching bridge lessons on
a percentage basis. The club unani
mously voted to sponsor these for
Roxboro bralge players. Mrs. Peter
son, who is a sister of Mrs. Shelton,
has a Master’s Certificate, of which
there are only two hundred in the
The program was in charge of
Mrs. R. L. Wilburn, Mrs. Allen Gris
; TICKET IN FIELD
County Convention Was Held
Last Saturday in Courthouse
as Candidates Were Nomi
MRS. HESTER PRESENT
The Republican Party of Person
County held their county conven
tion last Saturday and placed a
number of candidates in the field.
Mrs. Eugene Hester, of Reidsville,
state vice-chairman of the Repub
lican party, was the speaker of the
afternoon. Mrs. Hesfejr is very
prominent over the state, and is
well known in this county.
Those nominated were, House of
Reptesontaitives, J. W. Chambers,
Coroner, T. B. Davis; Surveyor, W.
T. Buchanan; County Commission
ers; J. T. Woody, J. R. Whitt and
J. G. Chambers; Treasurer, Dr. O.
It is understood that the Repub
licans intend to wage an active
campaign this year.
Mr. O. Y. Clayton was in charge
of the meeting last Saturday.
BARN DANCE TO BE
The Crazy Barn Dance which
broadcasts from Station WPTF each
Saturday night, will be broadcast
from Roxboro High School audi
torium on the night of May 23rd.
Watch for further announcements.
The corn crop of Swain County
is almost planted with a larger acre
age than usual being seeded.
in and Lynwood Carver, local art
sts. The Art Exhibit, with pictures
~>y some of North Carolina’s fore
most artists, was indeed beautiful.
Among the exhibitors were Mary
Tillery, Mary B. deGraves, Borbees,
Katherine Morris, Caroleen Harris,
Cautey Venable Sutton, James Mc-
Lain, Elena Mix, Mrs. Creath,
daughter 0 f Mrs. Fontaine of Bethel
Hill, Mrs. Wilburn, and Lynwood
Carver. We were indeed sorry that
Mrs. Allqn Griffin did not exhibit
any of her work at this time.
A delightful tea and social hour
followed with Mrs. Shelton pouring
tea at a beautifully appointed tea
table. She was assisted in serving by
Miss Claire Harris and Mrs. B. B.
Mangum from the Senior Club. Mrs.
Martin Michiq and Mrs. Lawrence
Woods of the Junior Club.
We feel that a most profitable
afternoon was spent by all present
and those absent missed a rare treat.
“Beneath the opep sky she
spreads the feast;
’Tis free to all—’tis every day
Who scorns it starves deservedly
bocal Political Pot Boils Rs
Candidates Get Down to Ulorh
ONLY ONE VETERAN °
AT ANNUAL REUNION
F. O. Carver, Jr. Speaker of the |
Day. Mrs. S. B. Davis Presid- i
ed Over Meeting.
SEVEN WIDOWS PRESENT
Only one Veteran of the Civil I
War was present at the annual Re
union Day held last Saturday at
the, Community House. This Veteran
was Mr. W. F. Reade, one of Person
County’s finest citizens. Seven
widows of Confederate Soldiers
This event is hqld every year by
the Daughters of the Confederacy
and they always have a program
that deserves praise.
F. O. Carver, Jr. was the speaker
of the occasion. Mr. Carver traced
the history of the organization of
the Daughters of the Confederacy
and spoke of the plans of the or
Others on the program were Mrs.
R. D. Hardman, Mrs. G. C. Duncan
and Mrs. Mary Long.
Mrs. S. B. Davis, president of the
“Daughters,” was in charge of this
At the conclusion of the program
a splendid meal was served to all.
SKEETERS TO MEET
Danville Has One of the Best
Clubs in This Section.
The Roxboro Skeet club will
shoot against Danville on Saturday
afternoon at 3:30 p. m. The Dan
ville club enjoys a good reputation
and they will probably make things
hum for Roxboro.
Therq is a lady member of the
Danville club who can break over
20 out of 25 shots.
Roxboro has a number of excel
lent marksmen. On Monday of this
week Messrs. G. C. Hunter and G.
I. Prilliman broke 25 out of 25. Dr.
Gentry broke 24 out of 25.
Thei<e is no admission charge to
see the match Saturday.
S. G. WINSTEAD, JR.
SPEAKER AT DINNER
Dinner Given in Washington, D.
C. in Honor of Frank Hancock
by His N. C. Friends.
Over one hundred friends of
Frank Hancock gathered at the
Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.
C. last Thursday evening at a dinner
given in his honor.
One of the speakers of thfe oc
casion was S. G. Winstead, Jr., of
Roxboro. Mr. Winstead is with the
Treasury Department in Washing
ton, D. C.
He said in part>
“Being a member of the House of
Representatives is, among other
things, a hard job. (I ■aid' sure Mr.
Hancock would testify to this.) Now
it is an age old maxim that the best
way to keep a difficult job is to
do a good job of it. During the time
Frank Hancock has represented the
Fifth District of North Carolina in
Congress he has dortq his job well.
We who live here in Washington
know this. We are on the scene. We
know the facts. We have the evi
dence. But I am not so sure that all
of the people back in the Fifth Dis
trict know this as well as we do.
“My suggestion is this. If we think
Frank Hancock has done a good job
and if we wish to see him re-elected,
I think our surest help would be to
tell our friends back home (and tell
them in no uncertain terms) that
he has done his job well.”
MEMBER OF A. T. O.
Durham, N. C„ May 13—Bickford
Long, Roxboro, N. C., student In
Trinity college in Duke university
was recently made a member of the
Duke chapter of Alpha Tau Omega,
national social fraternity.
Young Long is the son of Mr.
James A. Long, Main St., Roxboro.
OF YEARS AGO
On Thursday, May 14th,
1265, Dante born.
Two Candidates for Treasurer’s
Post, Three for N. C. Senate,
Three for House, Four for
Commissioners.’ One Each for
Sheriff’s Post and Register of
GOVERNOR’S RACE GETS
The local Democratic political pot
[has started boiling and it is expect
| ed to boil rapidly between now and
Small groups and large groups
may be seen on the street corners
at any hour of the day, and it is
generally understood that they are
Two candidates have filed for the
Democratic nomination for treasurer
of the county. Three have filed for
Senate. Three for House of Repre
sentatives. Four for the position of
The race for Sheriff and Register
of Deeds goes unopposed among the
Democrats and also among the Re
The race for the Democratic nomi
nation for Governor is also getting
rather warm in Person County.
James and Hancock supporters are
also doing things.
Many things will probably hap
pen between now and June 6th, but
the candidates will be busy night
A numbqr of candidate’s cards
asking your support may be seen
on the inside pages of this paper.
Piano pupils of Mrs. Wallace
Woods will be presented in a recital
at the Central school Friday even
ing of this week, May 15, at 8 o’clock.
The public is cordially invited.
CHANGE IN NAME
Thomas Drug will assume the
name of Thomas and Oakley Drug
gists in the future. For the past nine
months Mr. Oakley has been a
partner, and now the store will bear
his name and also that of Mr. Thom
JACK POT S9O
The name of M!r. Winfrey Wilkins
was drawn from the Jack Pot at
the Palace Theatre last night, but
Mr. Wilkins had not attended either
theatre and lost the money.
The Jack Pot will be S9O at the
Dolly Madison Friday.
REMEMBER THE GRADUATE
What day compares with gradua
tion day? And what young gradu
ate doesn’t want to remember that
happy day? You’ll make it “The
time of their lives” if ycur gift is
a wrist watch—the world’s best lov
ed graduation gift. Nothing could
be more welcome or appropriate as
a constant reminder of that happy
You’ll agree with us when you
see our fine display of these new
style accurate time pieces. Let us
show them to you today.
L. M. CARLTON
TO HEAD HANCOCK
Hancock Steering Committee
Formed Yesterday. Members
of Committee to be Announc
A group of Congressman Frank
Hancock’s friends yesterday formed
a “Hancock Steering Committee” to
look after his campaign in Person
County for the primary to be held
in June. Mr. Hancock is busy with
his duties in Washington, but ex
pects to come into his district in the
near future and see his friends. L.
M. Carlton was appointed Chairman
of the committee, and will be in
constant touch with Hancock sup
porters until the primary. Members
of the committee throughout the
County will be announced later.
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