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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.
VOLUME VEL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY 21ST, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER FORTY-FOUR
WEE K 1
ITALY MOPS UP ETHIOPIA
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Decree
ing death penalty for the possession
of arms, the Italian military authori
ties are making wholesale arrests.
Gathered in groups of 40 or 50,
armed natives, many of them ig
norant of the new decree, are led
to military posts to face the firing
CURFEW IN PALESTINE
Jerusalem Following continued
rioting between Arabs and Jews, cul
minating in the death of threfe of
the latter, Sir Grenville Wauchope,
British High Commissioner of Pales
tine, has forbidden all residents Os
the city to leave their homes after
8 o’clock in the evening.
THANKFUL FOR SOMETHING
Memphis, Tenn. “Thank God
for a civilized country,” was the
comment of Dave Sweatman, 71,
who arrived here from Tulsa, Okla.,
having plodded thq 435 miles be
tween the shafts of a farm wagon
bearing his wife and three small
SAVING BANK’S DILEMMA
Atlantic City, N. J.—Representing
14,000,000 depositors and deposits of
ten billion dollars, the National As
sociation of Mutual Savings Banks
passed resolutions condemning the
current practice of corporations in
taking advantage of cheap money
by refunding their 5, 6 or 7 per cent
obligations with 3 and 4 per cent
issues. Glutted with money, the
banks find few profitable invest
ment outlets for it.
NEW COACHING RECORD
New York Determined to break
the New York-Atlantic City record
for a coach-and-four, established by
Paul Sorg, tobacco millionaire, 26
years ago, Mrs. Florence Dibble,
Boston sportswoman, tooled her
coach over the 118 miles in 9 hours
45 minutes elasped time. Sorg’s re
cord was 12 hours 18 minutes. The
latter used sixty horses in relays;
Mrs. Dibble used only sixteen, send
ing each relieved relay on ahead in
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MISS ALICE SMITH
Miss Alice Smith left on Monday
of this week for Philadelphia, Pa.
where she will be qmployed as
special nurse in Mt. Saini hospital.
Miss Smith graduated with honors
from the school of nursing at that
hospital several weeks ago and since
that time she has been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Smith,
ATTENDANCE RECORD IS
SET BY ROXBORO GIRL
Miss Elsie Mae Hassan, 16-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Hassan and a member of the gradu
ating class at Roxboro high school,
has established a school attendance
She has attended the public
schools of Roxboro for the past 11
years without being absent or tardy.
Shq is the only member of the sen
ior class with such a record. She has'
never failed a subject and will grad
uate with honors when the diplo
mas are handed out on Friday night.
CASH MEAT MARKET
TO BE REMODELED
The Cash Meat Market on Court
Street is now closed for repairs. Mr.
Moore, thq manager, stated that the
entire market will be remodeled and
that the groceries will be sold after
the market re-opens as well as
meats of all kinds.
The opening will be around June
Madison County farmers are fast
filling work sheets as they come to
understand the new agricultural
S. G. WINSTEAD
TO HEAD FORCES
FOR SANDY GRAHAM
Expects to do Quite a Bit of
Work For Mr. Graham in His
Campaign For Governor’s Of
Mr. S. G. Winstead, popular Per
son County farmer, and former
school superintendent will manage
the campaign in Person County for
Ar H. “Sandy” Graham.
This is the first time in a number
of years that Mr. Winstead has
stepped into the political field, but
he expects to wage a stiff battle in
behalf of Mr. Graham.
A number of managers for the
various candidates have been ap
pointed in Person County and more
will perhaps follow this week and
The political situation is causing
a large amount of interest and
people are rapidly lining up for one
candidate or the other.
T. F. DAVIS A T
BUSHY FORK SCHOOL
Twenty -two Graduates o f
Seventh Grade Received Cer
The graduation exercises for
Bushy Fork school were hild Friday
morning with Mr. T- F. Davis, Rox
boro lawyer, delivering the address.
He spoke on “The Child.” He stress
ed the fact that the future citizen
ship depended wholly upon the
training and education of the child
ren of today. He was introduced by
County superintendent R. B. Grif
A musical program, directed by
Miss Ruth Simms, was rendered.
Twenty-two graduates of the
seventh gradq received certificates.
FARMERS ARE BUSY
Rain Needed But Plants Are
Being Watered at the Time
They Are Planted.
VERY LITTLE INCREASE
The farmers of Person County are
busy watering and planting tobac
co. It hasn’t rained here in a num
ber of weeks, but the plants wtere
ready and the growers were afraid
to wait on rain.
There is a large amount of to
bacco to be planted here yet, but
tMq plants are being stuck in the
ground every day and soon the first
planting will be completed.
Those who are supposed to know
say that the crop will not be in
creased in this county. They say
that a majority of people are plant
ing about what they planted last
year and that some are planting
A good rain now would help the
tobacco that has been planted and
would also help all other crops.
The fertilizer season is about over.
Dealers are selling a few scattered
sacks here and there to those who,
did not buy enough the first time.
CAN YOU PASS FOR
We are often surprised at the
people who are not able to get in
surance. The time to get protection
or a retirement income bond policy
is while you can pass the test. We
give a free examination when you
buy the insurance or we can write
up to $5,000 without examination.
We sell life, firei automobile,
health and accident. All kinds of
Irving O’Briant F. L. Isreal
Dewey Young B. B. Knight
KNIGHT’S INSURANCE AGENCY
CORRECTION OF FOLDER
On the pamplet that I have issued
regarding my political platform
there is one error.
The sentence reads that I was
connected with the “State Board of
Education.” This is an terror and
should read “State Board of Elec
J T. JULE WARREN.
LOUISIANA INAUGURATES A NEW GOVERNOR v
Richard Webestcr Leilie, supporter of the late Huey P. Long, be*
comes Louisiana’s 46th governor in ceremonies beiore the skyscraper
capitol of the Creole State. Justice Archie T. Higgins, of the State
Supreme Court, administers oath of office.
The graduation exercises lor
Roxboro high school will be held
at 8:15 Friday evening. Prof. B.
G. Childs, of Duke University,
will deliver the address to the
graduating class. Awards will be
announced and certificates of
perfect attendance will be pre
sented to the seniors and there
will also be several other awards
presented at this time.
SKEETERS LOSE TO
Danville Sent An Excellent Team
Here To Set New Record.
The Danville Skeeters defeated
Roxboro last Saturday by a score
of 227 to 206.
Individual scores were:
Dr. Gentry 44, Prilliman 42, Hunt
er 42, and Frank Whitfield 41.
E. V. Boatwright and George Cur
rier shooting one round each: Boat
wright 20 and Currier 17.—Total
Danville: Dameron 48, Snead 46,
Beaver 46, Hordatt 45, Weade 43.
Total score 227.
Dameron, for Danville, broke 54
straight targets and also 96 out of
100. A new record for the Roxboro
Dr. Gentry, in practice, for Rox
boro, broke 30 straight skeets.
Roxboro will shoot Durham Sat
urday at Durham.
MR. PETTIGREW SHOWS
Friends of Mr. J. W. Pettigrew of
this city will be glad to know that
he is showing improvement. He is
reported to be resting much better
and is able to sit up part of the
Palace - Dolly Madison Theatres
To Give Away A Free Chevrolet
Everyone Registers For The Event And The Registration is Free.
Possible To Win Car On Free Registration. Fridays Between
June 4th And August 29th To Be Known As Automobile Day.
The news of the day is that the
Palace and Dolly Madison Theatres
of Roxboro are going to give away
a new Master Dehix Chevrolet Se
dan just purchased from C. H. Joyn
er Chevrolet Co., of this city.
The rules that must be observed
are very simple. Here they are:
Everyone who cares to have an
opportunity to secure this new
Chevrolet must register. This is ab
solutely a new registration and you
must register before you have an
opportunity of winning.
As you register your name is
placed on a stub and put into a
barrel. You then have one oppor
tunity to get the car if the other
rules are followed. You can register
only once and this registration is
Thereafter for 13 weeks, starting
June sth, your name can be placed
in the barrel every time you attend
either theatre, on Fridays only.
CIRCUS FAILS TO MAKE
Aurora, Neb., May 19—Kuhn’s
Trained Animal Circus failed to
show up for a promised rain-or
shine engagement. The truck driver
leading the caravan explained:
“We drove right through the town
at night—without seeing it.”
Hanging its head in shame on be
half of the 3,000 citizens, the Aurora
Republican published this:
“Aurora didn’t miss the show so
much, but for the show to miss
Aurora! It is to be red in the face.”
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR MISS HARRIS
Deceased Had Been 111 With
Pneumonia For Past Ten
Miss Ruth May Harris, 17, died at
her home here Wednesday afternoon
at 5:20 o’clock. Miss Harris had been
ill for 10 days. Death was due to
Surviving are: Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Harris; one sister,
Alena Harris, and five brothers:
Algie, Garland, W. C., L. T., and
Sam Harris, all of Roxboro.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed from the home this afternoon
at 2:30 o’clock with Elders Lex
Chandler and J. A. Herndon offici
ating. Interment will be in the Oak
ley family cemetery.
Miss Harris was a very popular
young lady of this community and
her death is quite a blow to numer
ous friends and relatives.
It is possible that Hotel Jontes
will be repaired and remodeled in
the very near future.
A committee appointed by the
Chamber of Commerce to consult
with Claud Hall is as follows—G. C.
Hunter, J. A. Timberlake, W. C.
Bullock and J. W. Noell.
On Friday night, August 28th the
13th week, a name will be drawn
from the barrel at the first show at
the Palace Theatre. If the person
whose name is drawn is present at
either theatre or has attended either
theatre during the day of the draw
ing, he or wins the Chevrolet.
If he or she, whose name is drawn,
is not present at either theatre or
has not attended either theatre on
the drawing date, August 28th, the
entire thing is done over the next
Friday. The winner must be in one
of the two theatres or have attend
ed one during thq day. The n»ore
times your name can be placed in the
on Fridays between June sth and
August 28th, inclusive, the more
times your name is placted in the
Mr. Kirby has stated that he will
also havq excellent pictures for the
Friday dates and you are assured
of getting the very best in the way
ROXBORO S FIRST
Adddess to be Given by Mayor
R. B. Dawes. Benefit Jr. O. U.
Saturday night, May 23, Roxboro’s
first broadcast will take place. A
Crazy Water Crystal program will
be given from Roxboro high school,
sponsored by the Daughters of
America for the benefit of the Jr.
O. U. A. M. Orphanage. An address
is to be given by Mayor R. B. Dawes
of Roxboro. One hour of this pro-
gram will be broadcast over WPTF,
Raleigh. J. E. Mainer’s Mountain
eers will furnish the music. Come,
see and hear Wade & Zeke sing as
they do from WPTF each afternoon
at 2 p. m. We are very fortunate
to secure these boys so do your part
by coming out to hear them. Let’s
show our Mayor we are proud of
him and back him up as he speaks.
Remember the day—May 23. Time
8:30 p. m. Place Roxboro high
school. Admission 15 and 30c.
DR. M’DONALD TO
SPEAK OH MAY am
Will be at Courthouse at 4:30
P. M. and Explain Platform.
Supporters of Dr. Ralph Mc
’ Donald, Democratic candidate for
5 the nomination of Governor of North
Carolina, are looking forward to his
visit in Roxboro on May 29th when
he will speak in the Courthouse here
Dr. McDonald is making a number
of speeches in North Carolina this
week and will continue next Week.
He goes from Roxboro to Oxford
where he will speak that night.
Dr. McDonald has a number ofi
supporters in this county who are •
very anxious to hear their candi
date spQak. He will probably ex
plain his platform in detail.
Interest in the governor’s race is
growing and will continue until
C. C. GARRETT IN
CHARGE OF BONUS
About 60 Per Cent of Bonds to
be Delivered in County on or
About June 16th.
Mr. C. C. Garrett, who will be in
charge of the distribution of bonus
payments in Person County, an
nounced today that the Post Office
here was expecting to receive, ready
for delivery, about sixty per cent
of the bonds to be delivered in the
county on or about June 16, which
is the day following the date that ,
the bonds will be first released from
However, there is no information
at this time as to whose bonds will
arrive, but it is thought that the
group to arrive on June 16 will be
a general issue. It is thought that)
the remaining forty per cent of the I
bonds will follow within a few days j ■
aftiqr the original group arrives.
It is emphasized that every man',
will have to sign for his certificates <
in person, and that each one must
have a witness to identify him. In
cases where a payee cannot sign his
name, he must have two witnesses ,
to witness his signature. All veter
ans expecting to benefit under the.
bonus payment is charged to bear
these instructions in mind when he
comes to receive his bonus.
Arrangements are being made to
have bonds certified and transferred
to Raleigh, where checks will be
issued and sent direct to the payete.
At this time it is not known where
the bonds will be distributed from.
The Post Office Department ex
pects to procudq thq use of an out
side room, that is away from the
nost office, so that the bonds may be
handled with greater facility. An
nouncement as to the place of dis
tribution will be made within the
next tew days.
Mr. L. M. Carlton, Jr. has recently
completed his course at a Richmond
business college. Mr. Carlton ex
pects to accept a position out of the
state in a short time.
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 21, 1848,
California ceded to U. S.
AT ROXBORO HIGH
Theme of Address Was “Faith
is the Victory That Overcomes
INTRODUCED BY R. P. BURNS
The annual baccalaureate address
for Roxboro high school was deliv
ered at 11 o’clock Sunday morning.
No preaching services were held at
any of the churches in town at that
hour as all thjq congregations were
given an opportunity to attend the
Rev. W. F. West led in invocation,
while Rev. Thomas Hamilton read
thq scripture lesson. In a few well
chosen words, Hon R. P. Bums pre
stented Hon. J. M. Broughton, promi
nent lawyer of Raleigh, N. C., who
addressed the graduation class in a
most enjoyable and beneficial ser
mon. The theme of his address
“Faith is the victory that overcomes
I the world” was derived from an old
hymn. His address was very inspir
ing, helpful and appropriate, and
was one which, no doubt, will ling
er long in the hearts of his listen
ers. - -
The choir of the First Baptist
church undifiir the direction of Mrs.
Victor Satterfield and Mrs. W. W.
Woods, her pianist, had charge of
the rrjusic for the occasion. This fea
ture of the program was in itself
enough to make the affair welt
TO PRESENT PROGRAM
Rios School of Dancing will pre-
a program at the high school
auditorium on Monday night at 8
o’clock. The title of the program is
j “Earth, Hell and Heave:,” Three
! prizes will be awarded: one to the
■ one who does the best danciog, one
to the child selling the meat tickets
—free dancing lessons for the whole
semester, and fr<Sa lessons for one
month will be gijzen the child sell
ing the second highest number of
tickets. Judges for the occasion will
be Mesdames Stuart Ford, Sam
Whitten, William Timberlake and
Mutual Associations writing auto
mobile insurance and promising ser
vice are robbing you of future pros
perity and happiness.
Cheap clothes and inferior merch
andise give only temporary embar
rassment. Cheap insurance gives
The courts hold that policy hold
ers must stand an assessment to
meet in full all the unpaid losses,
the cost of membqrship, and litiga
tion, and that the solvent policy
holders were liable for the
share of those who were judgment
proof or could not be loca+ed.
BEWARE OF STRANGERS!
THOMPSON INS. AGENCY.
MINIATURE GOLF COURSE
TO OPEN SATURDAY
[ The Wade Bros, are announcing
jin today’s Times that they will open
.their miniature golf course on Sat
urday of this week at their service
station on the Greensboro Road.
This course is one of the nicest
that ever operated in this sretion.
It is situated’in a large shady grove
and is ideal for summer recreation.
TO THE VOTER
Since I was reared on the farm,
taught school and have been in
business for thg past seven years,
I feel that I know your problems.
If you see fit to send me to the
House of Representatives, subject to
the Democratic Primary in June, I
pledge my best and wholehearted
efforts ih serving your best interests,
u / Your friend,
B. B. KNIGHT.
PHILLIP BOWEN IMPROVING
Phillip Bowen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Bowen of this city, who
j was accidently shot by his brother
several weeks ago, is reported to b*B
much improved and is expected to
return home from Watt’s hospital,
Durham, soon. Unless some compli
cations set in, Phillip is expected to
completely recover from the acci