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IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUND YOU BEAD THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
VOLUME VH. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY 28TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUC rS NUMBER FORTY-FIVE
ARE STARTING NOW
Community House Open From 9:00
A. M. to 5:30 P. M. From Monday
Through Friday of Each Week.
NUMBER OF PLAYGROUNDS
OFFERED FOR CHILDREN
The Community House is ..open
from 9:00 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. from
Monday through Friday of each
week. It is open not only for the
town people but also for the country
people. The people of Roxboro have
made a special effort to have the
house open for all the people of the
county, and they are anxious to
liave them avail themselves of all
its privileges. You will receive a
cordial welcome from the ladies in
charge. They will be delighted to
do anything they can for the com
fort and pleasure of those who
There are two girls in charge of
the playground in addition to Mrs.
deVlaming, the hostess and librari
an, and Mrs. Whitten, the music di
rector. The activities at the Com
munity House will be extended
from time to time, but at prerent
the program is primarily for child
ren. The morning program begins at
9 and egds at 12. The children play
from 9 to 10, then they have a story
followed by music. After this the
children are again supervised in
play for the remainder of the morn
ing. The library is open for reading
daily from 10:30 to 11:30. It is open
for circulation Tuesday and Thurs
day from 10:30 to 11:30 and from
3 to 5 p. m.
There are three other playgrounds
open. The East Roxboro school
grounds are being used for recrea
tion. The director there is Mrs. Beth
B. Pridgen, assisted by Mary Gates.
The playeround is open Monday
through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30,
from 4 to 5:30, and from 6:30 to
The playground at Jalong is open
daily from 8 to 11:30 and from 3:30
to 5:30. There is one director in
charge of the grounds at Jalong,
but she plans to do other things
besides just play.
The only playground for colored
people is on the Person County
Training school grounds. The direc
tor is giving the children who at
tend some training in embroidery
as well as supervised play. The play
ground is open daily from 8:30 to
11:30 and on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 4 to 6 o’clock.
Parents are invited to attend any
of the programs, and to participate
PLANS MADE FOR
BOY SCOUT RALLY
Will Take Place at Roxboro
Graded Scdool 7 P. M., June 12.
Special invitation is extended to
the Scouts of Person County to par
ticipate in this event. All Scouts are
to assemble at the graded school at
6:30 o’clock to prepare for these
1— Knot tying. One patrol of
eight scouts from each troop. Line
of 8 ropes 35 yards distant from
starting point faded by patrols lined
up one scout behind another in each
patrol. Eight 3 foot ropes will be
furnished to each patrol. First
scout of each patrol, on signal of
pistol, dashes down field to his
rojfes, tying the square knot, as he
returns, drops his rope in front of
his patrol, touches jiext scout in his
patrol. Second scout does like-wise,
but ties the sheep-bend. Third scout
bowline, fourth scout fisherman’s
fifth scout sheepshank, sixth scout
slip, seventh scout clove hitch, and
the eighth scout timberhitch. Patrol
tying greatest number of knots cor
rectly first, wins. Accuracy takes
predence over speed. Scouts are not
permitted to touch ropes after lay
ing them down.
2 String burning. One scout from
each troop. Pine wood and two
matches furnished to each scout. If
scout fails to build fire with 2
matches, he is disqualified. First
string will be 18 inches above
ground and second string 24 inches
above ground. Scouts must furnish
ax; bout who successfully bums
top string In two first, wins.
(Continued Next Week)
DR. M’DONALD TO
Will be at Courthouse at 4:30
P. M. to Address the Citizens
i of Person County.
Supporters of Dr. Ralph Mc-
Donald, Democratic candidate for
nomination for Governor of North
f Carolina, are expecting a large
gathering of people in Roxboro to
t morrow when he will address the
l people of this county.
l Dr. McDonald will speak at 4:30-
, p. m. and will probably explain his
plans as they relate to state gov
j His supporters have been very
, busy in this county and thfey are
' urging the people to hear his ad-
The race for nomination in this
t particular field is attracting much
, attention and promises to continue
until someone is nominated.
t Dr. McDonald will speak in Ox
ford Friday night.
: BROOKS SERVICE
; STATION REMODELED
‘ Fresh Barbecue Served Every
Day. Cooked Over a Pit In
' True Eastern Style.
; ORDERS DELIVERED
Real pit-cooked barbecue can be
> secured at Brooks Service Station
1 just beyond the high school. This
' station has been remodeled and is
1 now one of the nicest places in this
j Rest rooms have been installed for
1 ladies and gentlemen. Tables for
' couples in a largq dining room and
1 parking for fifty cars or more are
• some of the new features.
r Mr. Jasper Easom has been secur
• ed to cook the fresh barbecue every
1 day. Mr. Easom comes from the bar
becue country, Rocky Mount, and
1 he really knows how to cook bar
1 Page Brooks, local Roxboro citi
■ zen, is manager of the Service sta
-5 tion and will appreciate a call.
BROTHER OF LOCAL
r Details of Accident Not Yet
Learned, Happened Last Sat
' urday Night.
Mr. Jack Buchanan of Chilhowie,
Va., brother of Miss Evelyn Buchan
an, local school teacher, was killed
in an auto wreck last Saturday
night. It is reported that his car
f was hit by a train.
Details of the accident are not
yet known. Miss Buchanan receiv
ed a telegram early Sunday mom
> ing and left at once for her home.
HANCOCK HERE MONDAY
Frank Hancock, representative
s from this district, was in Roxboro
t for a number of hours Monday. Mr.
! Hancock is very popular in this
county and he spent a large amount
t of his time talking with' friends.
> STATE PLANS ROXBORO ISSUE
i Carl Goerch’s State plans a special
s issue in the next week or two that
'■ will have one section dbvoted to
i Mr. N. E. Lennel is in Roxboro
• now for the purpose of getting ma
! terial for this section.
GEORGE McNEIL IN CITY
> Mr. George, McNeil, Democratic
1 candidate for Lieutenant-Governor
1 of North Carolina, was in Roxboro
' for several hours Monday afternoon
• meeting friends and making new
■ Mr. McNeil was State Senator
■ from Cumberland County in 1933.
He has been styled the “Business
i Man Candidate for Lieutenant-Gov
t Mr. McNeil has a number of sup
-1 porters in Person County,
t o '
> DICK FOUNTAIN OVER RADIO
i . . ■
t R. T. "Dick” Fountain, candidate
i for U. S. Senate, will speak over
the radio from Charlotte tonight at
8:30, station WBT. You are invited
to listen In.
If ROXBORO SKEETERS DEFEAT
The Roxboro Skeet Club de
feated Durham Saturday after
noon by the score of 182 to 169.
The match took place on the
Scores Roxboro, Prilliman
41, Hunter 39, Gentry, Whitfield
30, Boatwright 17, Algood 17.
Durham Johnson 37, Duke
34, Crawford 33, Tingen 33, Lyon
19, Lipscomb 13.
T. C WOODY DIED
AT BETHEL HILL
Funeral Services Held From
Bethel Hill Baptist Church
Thomas Clifton Woody, 76, promi
nent citizen of Bethel Hill commu
nity, succumbed at his home Wed
nesday afternoon at 2:20 o’clock.
Death was attributed to complica
tions. He had been seriously ill the
Surviving are three sons, Walter
Woody, of Lacross, Va., and Claude
and John Woody, of Bethel Hill;
one sister, Mrs. J. S. Omos, of Sandy
Ridge, and one brother, Ben Woody,
also of Sandy Ridge. His half-sister,
Mrs. J. W. Joyner, of Deniston, Va.,
and 11 grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Bethel Hill Baptist church
at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev.
N. J. Todd officiated. Burial was
in the Bethel Hill cemetery.
HICKORY MFG. CO.
Manufacturers of Hickory
Handles of AH Kinds Desire
to Locate in Roxboro.
Mr. J. C. Tatum, secretary and
treasurer of the N. C. Hickory Man
ufacturing Co., was in Roxboro yes
terday for the purpose of looking
at several locations for a factory
This company is now located in
Reidsville and they manufacture
hickory handles for axes, picks,
sledges, hatchets and other tools.
If they should locate here they will
continue to run their Reidsville fac
Mr. Tatum looked at a number of
locations here and found several
near the railroad that could be used.
He will decide in a few weeks just
what his company will do.
It is understood that this com
pany has sqveral customers in Rox
boro who have Ibeen using their
products and know this company to
be one of the best. y
TO THE VOTERS OF
It has been my pleasure, privi
lege and honor to you in the
capacity of your County Treasurer
and I wish to take this method of
expressing my sincere appreciation
to the people of this county for their
loyal support and cooperation with
me as County Treasurer.
I havq made every possible ef
fort to serve you people, ably and
well in my official capacity and to
successfully execute the duties of my
office in strict accordance with the
laws of our state.
I have previously announced my
self again as candidate for County
Treasurer and will sincerely ap
preciate your valuable support in
the coming primary to be held June
S. B. DAVIS.
Peoples Bank Will
Per-Cent On Waived Deposits
Dividend Will Be Paid On June 4th Provided You Have Your
Receipt. Around $13,000 To Be Paid Out To Depositors.
The trustees for the waived de
posits of the Peoples Bank, will pa?
' a l 6 per cent dividend on June 4th
1936. This money has been collected
on the trusteed assets.
» The amount of money that will be
p paid out will be around $13,000 and
t represents a very substantial pay
-1 ment. ?
. If you do not hold a receipt, It
It has been reported to this of
fice that Wiley Bradsher, promi
nent colored preacher of this
county, will hold a lynching ser
The object that is to be lynched
is an automobile that has caused
a large amount of trouble and
placed the owner in debt.
It is understood that the car
will be strung to the limb of a
Known as Youngest Man in City
and Can Easily Hold His Own
With Boys of Twenty.
W. H. Harris, one of the grand
men of this city, celebrated his 77th
birthday on Tuesday of this week.
Mr. Harris is old in years only. In
all other respects he is as young as
the youngest. Works every day and
enjoys all of the sports from foot
ball to politics.
Mr. Harris is an active member
of a number of organizations in Rox
boro, too numerous to mention. He
is active in every line that he is
connected with and just an all
round good fellow.
On his 77th birthday he received
numerous gifts, one from his son,
Mr. C. A. Harris, that he prizes
MRS. BEAVER DIED
Rev. J. C. McGregor in Charge
of Services Held Today.
Mrs. Jennie Craft Beaver, 64,
wife of the late W. H. Beaver, died
at her home in Jalong, N. C. Wed
nesday, May 27. Mrs. Beaver had
been ill for the past four months;
old age and complications caused
She is survived by two sons,
j Grover Beaver and J. S. Beaver,
I two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Coleman
| and Zora Beaver. Six grandchildren
The funeral services were con
ducted from the home today at 3:30
p. m. Rev. J. C. McGregor was in
charge of the services.
Pallbearers were Luther Green,
Lonnie Carver, Tinnie Suitt, W. O.
Blalock, Ellis Roberson, Edd Hold
Flower bearers were: Miss Annie
Edwards. Mrs. Ed Holder, Mrs.
Luther Grdqn, Mrs. G. W. Grills,
Mrs. W. O. Blalock, Mrs. Jessie
Jones, Mrs. George Cole, Mrs. Z. R.
Clayton, Mrs. J. B. Dunn, Mrs. Jes
Interment was made in the Beaver
When we need rain as we do now
the first thing we think of is our
farmers. I tell you if he does not
make it the chain of industry and
everything else stops. I am in favor
of better prices ror his crops and
We can pull for the farmer and at
the same time tax some things we
are not getting taxes from. We can,
help our merchants, teachers and
workingman without hurting our
mills by eliminating tax on necessi
ties. I am for the majority of the
people and I hope you are for me.
B. B. KNIGHT.
’ill be necessary for you to prove
our claim before receiving your
Payments will be ready on and
ifter June 4th.
The Peoples Bank is making every
effort to collect as much of this
money as possible and this first re
port indicates that they are doing
a good Job.
I “SANDY” GRAHAM TO
SPEAK HERE JUNE 2
Large Crowd Expected to,. Hear
Candidate From Orange Coun
A. H. “Sandy” Graham, candidate
for nomination for Governor on the
Democratic Ticket, will speak in
Roxboro next Tuesday, June 2nd,
at 2 p. m. This is the first time that
Mr. Graham has spoken here during
the campaign and a large crowd
is expected to be present at the
Mr. S. G. Winstead is heading the
Graham forces in Person County
and He states that he expects a
strong vote in favor of his candi
On Tuesday of this week Mr. Gra
ham spoke to a large crowd in
Yanceyville and he followed that
with a talk in Durham that night.
Ladies and gentlemen are all in
vited to be present on Tuesday at
AT HOME TUES.
Funeral Held at Oak Grove
Mr. W. Bernice Wrenn, age 36,
died of heart trouble at his home
in the Loch Lily community at
11:25 a. m. May 26th. Mr. Wrenn had
been ill only one month.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs.
Mattie L. Wrenn, and eight children,
Buddy, Willis, Sallie Sue, Calvin,
William John, Annie Zell, Frank
The funeral was conducted at Oak
Grove church at 3 o’clock Wednes
day afternoon. Rev. E. B. Craven
was the minister in charge.
Pallbearers were J. Mack Long,
Johnnie Clayton, Harvey Carver,
Dave Reaver, Luther Clayton, Bryan
Flower bearers were Minnie Clay
ton, Alma Clayton, Ottie Clayton,
Mary Clayton, Osee Solomon, Mary
Solomon, Magnolia Allen, Lizzie
Interment followed immediately
in Oak Grove church cemetery.
MRS. PETERSON TO !
To Take Charge of Bridge Les
sons Sponsored by Woman’s
Mrsl. J. Lee Pqterson, sister of
Mrs. R. H. Shelton, of Roxboro, will
arrive here Monday for the pur
pose of taking charge of the bridge
lessbns that are being sppnsfored
by the Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Peterson has a Master Cer
tificate in bridge and attended the
Culbertson Convention in New York
City last week. Master teachers are
qualified to teach, lecture and quali
fy other teachers. For the past sev
eral weeks she has been giving les
sons in New Brunswick.
All of the nqw rules, bids, etc, will
be taught during the course of seven
or eight lessons.
It is thought that a night class will
be started to enable those who can
not attend at any other time to be
present. The classes are open to
men and women. All classes will be
taught in the Community House.
Those interested in taking there
lessons are requested to call Mrs. R. ,
H. Shelton or Mrs. B. B. Mangum.
RECITAL FRIDAY NIGHT
The pupils of Mrs. Wheeler
Newell will appear in recital Fri
day night, May 29, at 8 o’clock, Rox
boro high school. They will be as
sisted by Mrs. NeVq Greenwood of
Durham and her small 4 year old
daughter, who will play the violin.
Everyone is cordially invited.
MISS IDA WINSTEAD IN
MAY QUEEN’S COURT
(Special to the Times)
Chapel Hill, Miss Ida Winstead,
of Roxboro, was a member of the
Queen’s Court here when the Uni
versity celebrated its first May Day.
The theme of the pageant was “Ro-,
bin Hood and his Merry Men” who,
with the peasants, entertain Queen
Elizabeth in a country village In
INTEREST RUNS HIGH
IN AUTO DAYS AT
Expected That Large Number
Will Take Advantage of the
Free Registration at One of
REGISTER ONLY ONE TIME
It is very apparent that interest
is running high in the free auto
mobile that is to bq given away by
the Palace ar.d Dolly Madison thea
tres on or after August 28th.
Those who have not registered for
the Chevrolet are urged to do so
at once, but thqy are warned not
to register over one time. This regis
tration is free and open to children,
After the free registration you can
obtain an opportunity to get the
Chevrolet by attending the theatres
on Fridays of each week during the
program. Every time you attend
your name can go into the barrel
land therefore if you attend each
theatre on Fridays for thirteen
weeks, you can have 26 opportuni
ties at the car. Your free registra
tion gives you one and thus your
total will be 27.
The drawing will be on Aug. 28.
but you must bq present or have
attended one of the theatres during
the day of the drawing to get the
BY DR. CHILDS
Miss Evelyn Bessie Allen Deliv
ered Salutatory Address. Many
Awards Made During Evening.
J. A. LONG PRESENTED
On last Friday night Dr. B. G.
Childs of Duke University delivered
the literary address before the
graduating class of Roxboro high
school. His address was very in
spiring; he explained that the gradu
ates had a life of opportunities
awaiting them and told of the many
responsibilities they would have to
Before the address Mrs. W. W.
1 Woods played the processional after
which Rev. B. P. Robinson led in
invocation. Miss Evelyn Bessie Al
len, salutatorian of the class, gave
the salutatory address. “Fantasie
Impromptu,” a piano solo, was
rendered by Miss Francis Critcher.
Mayor R. B. Dawes introduced Dr.
Childs, the speaker.
“The Wandering Jew,” a piano
duet, was rendered by Mrs. W. W.
Woods and Miss Esther Walker fol
lowing the address. Superintendent
R. B. Griffin presented the follow
ing awards; Miss Mary Lee Elmore,
with an average of 91.2 per cent,
was awarded the Edgar Long Schol
orship Medal for the highest scho
lastic standing during the four years
in high school. She was also present
ed the T. C. Brooks English Medal
and the Woman’s Club Loving Cup
for the best English paper by a high
school student. The Rotary Award
for the best all-round student was
presented Hubert Roberts. The Ki
wanis award for citizenship and
school service was presented to
John W. Morgan, Jr.
Prof. G. C. Davidson presented
school trophies to Misses Elsie Has
san, Mollie Lee Ashley, Priscilla
Wilson, Carolyn Michaels, Mary Lee
Elmore and Louise Dickens. He also
presented messages of congratula
tion to each of the graduates sent by
the Dolly Madison and Palace thea
tres and the Peoples Bank.
Prof. Davidson presented the
graduation class and Mr. J. A. Long,
acting chairman of the Board of
Trustees, presented diplomas to the
thirty-six graduates of the school.
Miss Mary Lee Elmore delivered
the valedictory address after which
the congregation was dismissed by
Rev. W. F„ West. ,
_ CAKE AND PIE SALE
Have you planned your Sunday
dinner dessert? Let Triangle No. 3,
O. E. S. help you Saturday, May 90,
9 o’clock, Carolina Power and Light
Cakes: Angel Food, Devil’s Food,
Chocolate, Blackberry Jam.
Pies: Chocolate, Lemon, CocoenaV
Carmri Pecan. „ .