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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 VH. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN
Roxboro Ulill Probably Get R
Tax Reduction For 1536 - 37
Figures Given Below Represent
the Boards Estimate of All
Necessary Expenses For Year
TAX RATE WILL PROBABLY
BE $1.50 IN NEW CORPO
. RATE LIMIT AND
$1.75 IN OLD
The attention of the public is in
vited to a summary of a budget
estimate for the fiscal year 1936-
1937 tentatively adopted by the
Board of Commissioners of Roxbo
ro. It will come up for final action
at the next regular meeting on
The figures given represent the
Boards estimate of all necessary ex
pense; after giving very careful and
painstaking consideration to all of
the needs of the town, including
both current expenses and such
permanent improvement as were
considered altogether necessary to
the continual growth and develop
ment of our town. Among the
things provided for are the resur
facing of all macadam streets, con
siderable extension of the water
lines and a sufficient sinking fund
for the bonded debt.
It is estimated that if the budget
as published herein is adopted
finally the tax rate will be fixed
at $1.75 in the old corporate limits
and $1.50 in the new, a reduction
from $2.00 and $1.68 respectively,
these having been the rates for the
This reduction in the tax rate
and the improved financial condi
tion of the town is in a large de
gree attributable to the generous
manner in which tax payers and
others indebted to the town have
responded to recent appeals.
The estimate expenses for the
coming year is as follows, viz;
General government, $11,645.00.
Public safety, $6,785.00.
Water department, $19,800.00.
Debt Service, $31,600.00.
G. J. CUSHWA, Clterk.
FIRST PRIMARY OVER
SECOND TO BE ON
F. D. Long Gets Highest Vote
of Any Man in Person County,
Total 2496, Followed by F. T.
Whitfield With 2222 And
Cash Third With 2100.
NOELL, RIGGSBEE, LONG,
CASH AND WHITFIELD
Interest ran high all over Person
County last Saturday as the voters
went to polls and votqd for their
F. D. Long received more votes
than any other man in this county.
His vote was 2496 and he was close
ly followed by Frank Whitfield
J. W. Noell was nominated as
State; Senator with 1466 votes.
Thomas followed with 1055 and
Jule Warren came third with 300.
Ed P. Warren was high man for
the House of Representatives with
1223 votes. Knight received 1134
and O’Briant received 448. Knight
has called for a second primary of
Riggsbee was nominated as Coun
ty Treasurer, His vote was 1691.
Davis gathered 1063 votes.
Frank W. Hancock defeated Al-,
lison James by the sconq of 1541
Vote totals were as follows:
For U. S. Senate - -
William H. Griffin 190.
Josiah H. Bailey 1243.
R. T. Fountain 1049.
David L. Strain 49.
John Albert Mcßae 15.
Clyde R. Hoey 267.
Dr. Ralph McDonald 967.
Sandy Graham 1568.
For Lieutenant Governor
George McNeil 781.
Wilkins P. Horton 927.
Paul Grady 541.
For Secretary of State
M. R. “Mike” Dunnagan 154.
;« (Continued on Back Page)
THE SINGER OF PSALMS
Mr. Robertson will be at the
Presbyterian church Sunday night,
June 14th, at 8 p. m.. This will be
a union service of all the city
churchtej and everyone is invited.
SINGER OF PSALMS
TO BE HERE SUN.
Union Service to be Held at
Presbyterian Church June 14.
Mr. J. P. Robertson, Singer of
Psalms, pnder the management of
The Greater New York Federation
of Churches, will be In Roxboro
Sunday night at 8 p. m. at the
Presbyterian church. All of the
churches of Roxboro will join to
gether for a union service at this
The aim of the Singer of Psalms
is to present the Psalms in such a
way that they will be better un
derstood, and that their beauty may
be more appreciated.
The costume of the Palestinian
shqpherd which Mr. Robertson
wears during his programs, and the
musical instruments which he dis
plays, are authentic.
Before it is sung, each Psalm is
explained either by its historical
setting, or by word pictures that
clarify its meaning.
Thq long-fliecked lute on which
Mr. Robertson accompanies himself
is an adaption of the ancient string
instrument used in ftjme.
He also has a choice assortment of
shepherd’s flutes, which he plays
Mr. Robertson has spent some
time in Palestine, studying shepherd
life. He has made a valuable collec
tion of shepherd’s accessories,
among which are the traditional rod
and staff, ointment horn, scrip and
shepherd’s sling and sling stones
from the valley of Elah.
Some of the engagements that he
has filled are: Riverside church,
New York City; Columbia Universi
ty, Chicago Theological Seminary,
Horace Mann School, Montreat, N.
C., and Duke University.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m. Subject, “Such
As I Have.”
Baptist Training Union 7 p. m.
At the evening hour our congre
gation will worship with the breth
ren of the Presbyterian church. A
cordial invitation is extended to all.
W. F. WEST, Pastor.
The Board of Person County
Commissioners will sit as a Board
of Equlaization Monday, June 15th,
for the purpose of hearing com
plaints of real estate owners. This
the Uth day of Jumq, 1936.
W. T. Kirby, Clejrk to Board.
MISS WINSTEAD AWARDED
Miss Suzanne Winstead was
awarded the Eben Alexander Greek j
award at the annual commencement
at the University of North Carolina
This award is given to a senior
each year and is based on scholar
DANCE PUPILS OF
MISS HUNTER IN
Recital Was Given at the Pal
ace Theatre and Was Enjoyed
by Large Crowd.
COSTUMES AND SCENERY
Seldom have the people of Rox
boro had the pleasure and privilege
that was theirs on June 4th, when
Miss Rebecca Hunter, assisted by
members of her dancing class, ap
peared in recital at the Palace
Miss Hunter displayed remark
able talent, and her pupils showed
to advantage her splendid training
and technique. The costumes and
scenery, all designed by Miss Hunt
er herself, were attractive and suit
Roxboro is indeed fortunate to
have such a talented teacher of
dancing as Miss Hunter.
The complete program which was
thoroughly enjoyed by the lfcrge
audience follows Rebecca Hunter,
Military tap; Patsy Beam, song and
dance; Evelyn Anne Garrett and
Janie Murphy, professional tap;
Willie Wynne Hardman, machine
gun buck; Rufus Shelton, tap; Re-
Ibecca and Rachel Hunter, Oriental
j dance; Martha Boatwright, eccentric
; rhythm; Betsy Harris, Sin-Sin-Fa
< (Chinese flower dance.) Part H
Margarefc O’Briant, song', Evelyn
Anne Garrett and Janie Murphy,
see saw dance; Peggy Whitten,
zipper dance; Rachel and Rebecca
Hunter, toe dance; Betsy Harris,
strut; Fay O’Briant, Acrobatic
dance; Willi)} Wynne Hardman,
Mary Lee Wade and Priscilla Wil
son, syncopated strut; Peggy Whit
ten and Martha Boatwright, Sailor
dance; Rebfecca Hunter, soft shoe
PAUL MANESS IS
Has Been Accepted Into the
First Year Medical Class and
Will Begin Work in October.
Paul Franklin Maness, son of
Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Manets of
Yanceyville, was among the three!
hundred and sixty seniors who re
ceived an A. B. degree from Duke
Mr. Maness graduated with highj
honor from Roxboro high school,
Roxboro, N. C., in 1932. He attend
ed Wofford College, Spartanburg,!
S. C., one year, where he ranked in
scholarship among thfe highest in
his class and was also active in ex
During his three years at Duka
University Mr. Maness took cours
es in preparation for his entrance
into the School of Medicine of
Duke University this fall. As a re
ward for high scholarship he earn
ed, in his senior year, the distinc
tion of being on the Dean’s list.
Early in February he was accepted
into the first year medical class
which will begin its work October
Mr. Maness will spend the sum
mer on the Duke campus, where he
The attention of the World War
Veterans is called to the fact that
the bonus payment bonds will be
issued on Monday or Tuesday of
next week. The lobby of the Ma
sonic Hall has been secured for this
purpose. This is located over
Charles Holeman’s store. Details of
the payments may be found in a
previous issue of the Times.
MR. ANDREWS DECLINES
Mr. L. E. Andrews, principal of
the high school at Aulander, N. C.
who was recently elected to the po
sition of principal of the Roxboro
schools, has declined the position
It is understood that the local
school board will meet this week to
take action in regard to electing
anothqr person for the position
About 100 farmers from Rowan
and adjoining counties met on the
farm of C. L. Neel last week to
study small grain variety tests.
WHEN HIT BY CAR
Struck by Auto Driven by Rev.
Robt. A* Gardner of Madison,
N. C. Accident Was Unavoid
SON OF LUNA AND
Willie Pettiford, colored boy of
12 years, was struck and almost
instantly killed Wednesday around
noon by an auto driven by Rev.
Robt. A. Gardner of Madison, N. C.
It is understood that the boy was
riding a bicycle and had just come
into the street near the home of
G. E. Moore on North Main street.
He was turning around in the street
when the accident happened. Al
though the; lad died in a few min
utes, very few bruises could be
found on his body.
An inquest by the coroner re
vealed that the accident was un
avoidable on the part of Rev.
Willie was the son of Luna and
Henry Pettiford of Roxboro. He
was well known here, having sung
around town in a colored quartet.
Rev. Gardner was headed North
on the main highway and could not
possibly have stoppffl in time to
avoid the accident.
DAILY VACATION BIBLE
The Daily Vacation Bible School
will open at the First Baptist
church next Monday morning.
Miss Ora Cansler of Durham will
be Principal, and a splendid corps
of teachers has been secured to as
Those who desire to attend
should come early Monday morning
DIED FRIDAY P. M.
J. L. Timbetrlake Passed Away
Following An Illness of Fewj
DEATH DUE TO OLD AGE
Mr. Joseph Lester Timberlakc,
age 85, passed away at his home
near Helena, N. C. Friday, June 5,
about 3:30 p. m., following an ill- j
ness of about five days. Death was
attributed to infirmities of old age,
! Fifty-nine years ago last Janu
ary he was married to Miss Peggy
Gates, who survives him. For many
years he was in the; mercantile
business at Helena and moved his
store to his home a few years ago
and remained in business there un
til a short time before his death.
He was an outstanding citizen of
his community and his passing is
sorely felt by a host of friends.
In addition to his widow he is
survived by three sons, Edgar A.
Timberlake, Lexington, N. C., Joe
E. Timberlake, Columbia, S. C., J.
Frank Timberlake, Timberlake, N.
C.; two daughters, Mrs. D. R. Hod
gins and Mrs. F. F. Fulmer, Co
lumbia, S. C., also one brother, Mr.
Frank Timberlake of Granville
Funeral services were conducted
at Mt. Zion Methodist church Sat
urday, June, 6, at 3:30 p. m. Rev. B.
H. Black and Rev. J. C. Williams
were the officiating ministers.
Active pallbearers were: J. G.
Pearce, C. C. Pearce, G. H. Jones,
I. H. Jones, T. H. Timberlake, J. F.
Flower bearers were: Miss Helen
Timberlake, Mrs. Ida Hamlin, Miss
Ruby Hall, Mrs. W. H. Laws,
Miss Tamasia Laws, Mrs.. Mal
colm Eidson, Mrs. Bender Rawls,
Mrs. Ervin Pearce, Mrs. Roy
Pearce,'Miss Virginia Timberlake,
Miss Bessie Laws, Miss Annie Laws,
Mrs. Hattie Noell, Miss Sue Noell,
Miss Eloise Pearce, Miss Beryle
Barton, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. R. B.
Holeman, Mrs. Vance Lunsford, Mrs.
Carr Timberlake, Mrs. J. W. Taylor,
Mrs. Malcolm Jones, Mrs. Harold
Jones, Miss Estelle Timberlake.
Interment was made in Mt. Zion
church cemetery immediately fol
lowing funeral services.
Eastern Carolina farmers general
ly are; rushing to fill our work
sheets since the continued drouth
has seriously hurt all crops.
Hll macadam Streets Os The
City To Be Repaired Rt Once
H. T. WILLIAMS
(Former Person County Citizen)
Unopposed candidate for position
of sheriff of Brevard County, Flori
PERSON CO. NATIVE
TO BE SHERIFF
Titusville, Fla., June 5—H. T.
(Bill) Williams, deputy sheriff here,
'is an unopposed candidate for the
position of sheriff of Brevard Coun
ty, of which Titusville is the county
Mr. Williams is widely and favor
ably known throughout this county
of 15,000 people, and has served for
a number of years as deputy under
Roy F. Roberts, present sheriff, who
declined to be a candidate for any
office in the June primaries.
Mr. Williams’ popularity is attest
ed by the fact that in spite of the
fact that this is onq of the best of
fices in the county, no one cared
to oppose him in his race for the
Democratic nomination, which in
this state is equal to election.
1 Democratic primaries are held in
June and the. general election is
held in November. Mr. Williams will
assume the duties of his office Jan
uary first, next.
Mr. Williams is a former citizen of
Person County and is well remem
bered in Roxboro. The above pic
ture and news story was sent to the
Times by Bill Knight, a relative of
B. B. Knight of this city.
J. R. HAWKINS DIED
SATURDAY P. M.
Had Been in 111 Health For a
Number of Years.
Mr. John Robert Hawkins, age
22, died at his home in Jalong, N.
C. on Saturday, June 6, at 2:30 p.
m. He was the son of W. B. Haw
kins and th*e late Mollie B. Haw
kins. He had never been married.
Mr. Hawkins had been in bad
health all his life; he had been ill
He is survived by his father, W.
B. Hawkins, one brother, Frank,
five sisters, Mrs. Annie Walker,
Mrs. Willie Suitt, Mrs. Issy Daniel,
and Mrs. Mary MjcKenny..
The funeral services were 'con
ducted from the home at 4 o’clock
Monday, June Bth. Rev r Edwin
Hartz was the minister in charge.
Pallbearers were L. M. Carver,
W. O. Blalock, Tennie Suitt, John
nie Painter, Andrew Buchanan and
Flowter bearers were: Dorothy
Compton, Mary Frances Jacobs,
Rosa Hawkins, Lorene Tingen. Lu
cep Pulliam, Martha Dixon, Albana
Dunn, Lessie Castle, Viola Carver,
Interment was made in the Provi
dence Baptist church Cemetery.
ATTENDING N. C.
Mr. J. Brodie Riggsbee and D. S.
Brooks left here Sunday for Nor
folk, Va. where they boarded a ship
for Bermuda where they are attend
ing a meeting of the North Caro
lina Bankers Association. They ex
pect to be gone about ten days.
OF YEARS AGO
Thurs., June 11, 1903 King
and Queen of Servia as
Streets Have Been in Terrible
Shape For Two Years And
Even Worse Since Snows of
CONTRACT LET LAST MON
DAY TO REIDSVILLE
The contract to repair all ma
cadam streets of Roxboro has been
placed with Kiker and Yount of
Reidsville and work will start next
week. This contract was given to
this concern last Monday.
The contract covers all macadam
streets of this city as they are all
in bad shape. Before last winter
the streets w'ere worn out and the
snows and ice caused them to get
in even worse shape than they had
been. It has been almost impossible
to drive over them at a speed of
over 15 miles per hour and even
then you would damage your car.
These streets have been the cause
of more complaint in Roxboro than
any other one thing.
Virgilina Road To Be Open
Mr. F. L. Kluttz, resident engineer
has stated that the first section of
the new Virgilina road will be open
to traffic Monday. The entire road
will be completed by Sept 15th.
This road is a tar and gravel road
and means much to the people of
| that section of the county. It will
! also shortep the distance to Rich-
J Underpass Ready Sept 15th
The underpass on the Oxford
road will be open for traffic by
Sept. 15th. Thisi work has been go
j ing on for the past 60 days or more.
The Hurdle Mills road has qo
! de/inite date for the opening but
plans for this road are about com
plete and work will start in a few
J. W. ASEEY DIED
| TWO WEEKS ILLNESS
Highly Respected and Out
standing Farmer of Antioch
Community. Death Due to Old
Age and Infirmities.
-FUNERAL SERVICES SUN.
Mr. Jessie William Ashley, age
81, died at his home in the Antioch
community at 12:30 Saturday
morning after an illness of two
weeks. Death was attributed to old
age and complications.
Mir. Ashley was a very highly
respected man and was one of the
outstanding farmers of this section.
For almost a life time he had been
a faithful member of Antioch Bap
He is survived by six sons, Messrs.
C. S., R. T., M. P., G. A., and Gar
land Ashley of Person County, and
H. T. Ashley of Willow Springs, N.
C. Three daughters, Mrs. Mollie
Hepworth, Mrs. E. T. Mooney, and
Miss Pallie Ashley, all of Person
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o’clock at An
tioch Baptist church. Rev. J. C.
McGregor, his former pastor, as
sisted by Rev. W. F. West, was in
Pallbearers were: V. B. Ashley,
A. W. Ashley, K. H. Ashley, G. M.
Ashley, W. W. Ashley and C. E.
Honorary pallbearers were: Mes
srs. J. G. Chambers, Warren Ash
ley, Ed Brooks, J. D. Clayton, Penn
Noell, F. W. Roglers, W. A. Barton,
C. G. Reade, R. L. Wilburn, W. H.
Harris, R. B. Holeman, T. H. Clay
and N. H. Fox.
Flower bearers were: Misses lola
Ashley, Annie Lou Mooney, Mollie
Lee Ashby, Louise Ashley, Harriet
Garrett, Ivey Ashley, Sybil Ashley,
Mary Lou Ashley, Felcia Ashley,
Doris Mooney, Goldie Ashley, and
Inttepment was made in the
church cemetery immediately fol
lowing the funeral services.
THOS. ROGERS BETTER
Mr. Thos. Rogers, who was struck
by an auto last Saturday night on
the Lqasburg road, is much better.
Mr. Rogers was rushed to Watt’s
hospital immediately after the *O