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IF TOC 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 VBL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER FORTY-EIGHT
WEE K 1
NOW THE DEMOCRATS
Philadelphia, Pa. With the la
bors of the Republican Convention
at Cleveland at an end, all political
eyes are turned toward the Demo
cratic National Convention which
opens here next 'Tuesday. “At
least,” remarked a local leader,
“there isn’t much doubt as to who
will head the ticket.
BONUS CASH RELEASED
Washington, D. C. Promptly
all over the country U. S. Postof
fices began the delivery Monday of
bonus bonds to World War veter
ans. The total transaction embraces
the distribution of 38,000,000 bonds,
valued at $1,900,000,000 to 3,518,000
veterans. Individual payments range
from S6O to SISOO.
BIG BANK PAYS UP
Chicago, 111. When the depres
sion dried up profits, the Continen
tail Illinoisi National Bank St Trust
Co., fifth largest in the country sold
$50,000,000 preferred stock to the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
to bolster up its capital structure.
Promising to redeem the stock in
20 years, the first payment of $2,-
875,000 falls due August 1. So good
has business been that the bank
notified the RFC that it would re
deem $5,000,000 next August, then
vottejd a 20 per cent stock dividend
to common shareholders.
PRESBYTERIANS WALK OUT
Philadelphia, Pa. Members of
three local Presbyterian churches
joined their pastors in a walkout
because of orders forbidding Fun
damentalists within the Presbytery
to conduct services. The disbarred
pastors are all members of the
week-old Presbyterian Church of
America, founded herb by Funda
CANADIAN PREMIER RESIGNS
Ottawa, Can. A few days ago
in London, the veteran Labor lead
er, J. H. Thomas, resigned as Secre
tary of State for the Colonies be
cause he stood accused of releasing
budget information in advance of
publication, Tfie same strict cfcde
is reflected in the resignation of
Louis A. Taschqreau as Premier of
Quebec. Unable to account for the
alleged misapplication of $15,900,
his brother Antoine, Accountant for
the Legislature, refunded the
amount and resigned. His mono
prominent brother promptly threw
up his sixteen years’ Premiership.
POTATOES FOR PLAYS
Abingdon, Va. The Barter
Theatre, only one of its kind in the
world, is open for its fifth season.
Neighboring farmers exchange eggs,
milk, farm produde] for seats; actors
play for their board and keep. The
first Summer found the company at
the end of the season with a sur
plus of 2 barrels of jelly, 5 hams
and $4,50. Succeeding years improv
ed the cash position until it reached
a peak of S6O. This season a travel
ing company will go on the road in
Eastern Tennessee, North Carolina
and Virginia. Admission is 35 cents
“or its equivalent in victuals.”
AIR LINE CELEBRATES
New York City Ten years ago
United Air Lines began to carry
airmail between Pasco, Wash., and
Boise, Idaho. Since then it has ex
panded to a 5000-milq network, has
carried 775,000 passengers, 17,000
tons of mail, 4,651,000 pounds of ex
press. Its planes have flown 100,-
000,000 miles, _ or 7,000,000 miles be
beyond the sun. At 180 miles per
hour it would takq one machine 63
years to make the flight
(Continued on Back Page)
L H. W. 'NEWELL
® NEWS WEEK
DISTRIBUTION OF BONUS CHECKS BEGINS ,
A truck load of highly Important mall arrived at the New York General Post Office from the Treasury Department,
Washington, representing part of Gotham’a quota of “baby bonds” in payment of Uncle Sam’s bonus to World War
575 Veterans Here to Receive
$270,000 in Bonus Payments
Many Bonds Already Received
and More Coming Every Day.
Postoffice to be Open Satur
day Afternoon For Payments.
75% CALLING FOR CASH
There are approximately 703 men
in Person County who were in ser
vice of some kind during the world
war. Some of these were in colleges
over the country and some only
reachqd the training camps for a
few days. Approximately 575 are
entitled to receive $270,000 in this
Bonds have been delivered this
week at all the postoffices in the
county and more are arriving daily.
149 bonds will be delivered at the
Roxboro postoffice. The office in
Roxboro will be open Saturday aft
ernoon for the purpose of delivering
certificates and proving of claims.
It has been estimated that 75 per
cent of the Person County veterans
are calling for the cash. Checks for
the bonds will be mailed from Ra
leigh immediately on receipt of the
claim. Many of these checks are ex
pected to arrive this week-end.
Practically eyery veteran that you
see has some definite idea as to
what he will do with his money.
Not a one has been discovered who
does not intend to use it for some
good purpose and a large percent
of the money will be in trade chan
nels of some kind by the end of
R.L HARRIS NAMED
District Delegates Named For
National Convention in Phila
delphia This Month.
R. L. Harris, of Person County,
was named as a delegate to the
Democratic National Convention in
Philadelphia this month. Mr. Harris
was chosen at the State Democratic
Convention in Raleigh last week.
Mr. Harris has served a number
of terms as representative from
Person County and has also been
speaker of the House of Represen
tatives. Hq was not a candidate for |
nomination this year.
A number of Roxboro people
were present at the State Conven
tion in Raleigh last week.
See R. B. Dawes and g& an ab
sentee ballot if you plan to be
away on July 4th.
B. B. KNIGHT,
STORES TO CLOSE.
The grocery stores of Roxboro
will dose every day at 6 p. m. ex
cept-Friday and Saturday.
On Friday they will close at 6:30
p. m., and on Saturday at 10 p. m.
J. W. GADDY TO
Elected by School Board Last
Thursday. Comes to Roxboro
In a meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Roxboro schools on
last Thursday, Mr. J. W. Gaddy, Jr.
of Marshville, N. C. was elected to
the position as head of the Roxboro
schools, a place left vafcant after
the resignation of Mr. G. C. David
Mr. Gaddy comes to Roxboro from
the Kinston schools where he was
employed as Assistant Superintend
ent. He comqs here very highly
recommended. He graduated at
Wake Forest college, spent one year
at the University of Wisconsin, and
has bepn connected with the schools
of Kinston for six years. The stu
dents of Kinston schools, under his
management, have made excellent
grades after entering collegte.
At this same meeting Miss Cath
erine Davis, of Concord, N. C. was
elected to the position as teacher of
Domestic Science of Roxboro school.
You are bejng paid a small part
of what you were worth to your
country. There is nothing too good
for you. Youn services to this coun
try cannot be measured in dollars
If you see fit to invest some of it
in insurance we will be glad to talk
to you. You may need more protec
tion for your family or need to save
up some in aw income policy for old
age. Please see us before you buy.
We sell all kinds of insurance.
H. D. Young B. B. Knight
Irving O’Briant F. L. Isreal
KNIGHT’S INSURANCE AGENCY
Carl Ipock, a 4-H club member
of Jones County, cleared over S6O
by raising a flock of broiler chicks
Cherokee Boy Scout Camp
Opens Sunday Afternoon
Many Boys From Person County Plan to Attend For One Week
or More. Cost is One Dollar Per Day or Food May be Used for
The Cherokeq Boy Scout camp
will open Sunday afternoon and a
large crowd of boys are expected
to bq present for the first week
from Person County.
Movies will be made of the camp
this year and these movies will be
shown around in the different dis
The camping fee is seven dollars
per week, but where a scout can
not get the money he can bring
food. Here is the food plan:
A limited amount of produce and
vegetables can be accepted where
THIRD POWER LINE
TO COME INTO
ROXBORO BY SEPT.
Carolina Power and Light Co.
Has Started Work on Third
Lin* to Improve Service in
125,000 VOLT LINE
The Carolina Power and Light
Company has started to work on a
third power line coming into Rox
boro. This work will be completed
around August 15th.
When the third line is completed,
Roxboro will have better service
than before. This will give three
lines coming into Roxboro, and will
make it practically impossible for
the city to be in darkness for any
length of time. It is hardly possible
for three lines to go out at the
same timet It hak happened that
two lines went dead during a storm.
This extra line, should do much
to improve the service of the com
munity and is in keeping with the
policy of the Carolina Power and
Light Company to render the best
The third line is a 125,000 volt
line and is ample to take care of
the needs of the community.
MRS. BRADSHER LOST
The name of Mrs. E. E. Bradsher
was drawn from the Jack Pot at the
Palace Theatre Wednesday. Mrs.
Bradsher had not attended thq
theatres during the day and thereby
lost the S3O.
CAKE AND PIE SALE
Mrs. West’s Sunday school class
will have a pie, and cake sale at
Pass Furniture store Saturday. You
are invited to buy your Sunday
dinner desert there.
All the people of Roxboro are re
quested to get the trash out on
Thursday and Friday of this week,
due tot the fact that the trucks will
be busy re-surfacing the streets
Scouts find it hard to raise the $7
camp fee. A $2 registration fee will
be accepted with $5.00 worth of
supplies! Potatoes, sugar, salt, meat,
hams, onions, molasses, apples, can
ned goods, eggs, dried beans, dried
fruits, and similar supplies will be
accepted any time. Dattep must be
arranged for perishable vegetables
such as green beans, tomatoes, peas,
corn, cabbage, plqaches, etc.
Scouts expecting to pay with sup
plies should notify headquarters
immediately telling what supplies
they can furnish and the amounts.
Work Will Begin on Hurdle
Mills Road Immediately
TWO LOCAL COTTON
MILLS TO ENTER
Sponsored by North Carolina!
Manufacturer’s Association, j
Contest to Begin July Ist and,
Close October 31st.
POSSIBLE THAT OTHER
LOCAL MILLS MAY ENTER
The Roxboro and Longhurst Cot
ton Mills will enter a safety contest
that is being sponsored by the
North Carolina Manufacturer’s As
sociation. This contest is also being
staged through the co-operation of
the N. C. Industrial Commission.
The same contest will take place
among a number of industrial plants
in North Carolina.
The plant in each group with the
best safety record from July Ist to
October 31st will receive a nice
plaque with the proper inscription
on it as a reward for tWqir record.
It has been estimated that from
80 to 85 per cent of accidents in
industrial plants are caused by
carelessness and that the best way
to combat this is to make the people
safety conscious and the most ef
fective means is through a spirit of
Laura Cotton Mills will also enter
this contest and two other local
mills may enter.
RESULTS OF SCOUT
RALLY HELD ON
Troop No. 32 of Roxboro Won
First Place With a Total of 28
Troops competing: No. 9 Helena,
No. 24 Collins and Aikman, No. 32
Roxboro, and No. 49 Roxboro. In
these contests five points were
awarded for first place, three points
for second place and one point for
Nine events were held with
troops finishing in the following
1— Knot-tying, 32 first, 9 second,
2 String-burning, 32 first, 49
second, 24 third.
3 Water-boiling, 24 first, 9 sec
4 Wood-chopping, 32 first, 9 sec
ond, 49 third.
5 Life-line throwing, 49 first,
24 second, 9 third.
6 Signalling, 32 first, 49 second,
7 Pyramid race, 24 first, 9 sec
ond, 49 third.
8— Gunny sack relay, 49 first, 32
second, 9 third.
9 Dressing race, 32 first, 9 sec
ond, 49 third.
Troops finished in following or
No. 32, Roxboro, Ist with 28
No. 49, Roxboro, 2nd with 20
No. 9, Helena, 3rd with 17 points.
No. 24, Ca-Vql, 4th with 14 points.
Judges were: A. F. Nichols, Geo.
Currier, C. A. Harris, J. S. Merritt
and E. G. Thompson.
MR. PRICE IS TRANSFERRED TO
Mr. W. S. Price, present sales
manager of Carolina Power and
Light Company of this city, will be
transferred to Asheboro in the near
Mr. Neal Parrish, present sales
manager for the Asheboro Division
of Carolina Power and Light Com
pany, will take Mr. Price’s place
BOOSTERS FOR JESUS
I want all young people from 7
to 14 and older if you like, who are
interested in studying the Bible
to meet me at Mrs. Adra Dicker
sons’ Friday at 3:30 or 2:30 Sunday
at East Roxboro Methodist church.
All who want to take course 1
meet me at Edgar Long Memorial
MARY E. VARNER.
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 18, 1815,
Napoleon was defeated at
Representative R. L. Harris Has
Received Full Assurance From
Chairman Waynick That the
Contract Will Be Let Soon.
PLANS CALL FOR AN ALL
WEATHER SURFACE ROAD
After a long continuous struggle,
it now appears that all obstacles to
the prompt construction of the road
from Roxboro to Hurdle Mills have
been removed. Representative R. L.
Harris has devoted much time and
effort in connection with this pro
ject, and now reports that he has
received full assurance from Chair
man Waynick that contract for this
work will be let soon. It is under
stood that a good part of the cost
will be available from the Federal
Bureau of Roads and the remainder
wil be provided by the State of
The plans call for an all weather
surface road from Roxboro with
Hillsboro as the ultimate terminal.
The road proper will not pass di
rectly through the village of Hurdle
Mills, but a spur will be built
through there to the high school
thereby affording much needed ser
vice to this enterprising and deserv
ing community. ■<
There have been various reports
concerning this road, but this bit
of news is an official report com
ing from headquarters.
All Who Stood For Re-election
Were Given Positions. Three
Vacancies This Year.
All teachers in the Roxboro city
schools who stood for re-election
were elected Tuesday night when
the local school board met. It is
understood that three teachers who
taught here last year were not can
didates this year. Miss Catherine
Davis, of Concord, was elected to
the position as teacher of Domestio
Science last wepk. The three vacant
positions will probably be filled at
an early date.
If it is possible an agricultural
teacher will be placed in the Rox
boro high school this year. It is not
yet known whether this teacher is
available for Roxboro or not.
The school board plans to offer
a practical course for students who
will never go to college. At the
present time the Roxboro high
school offers a regular course, a
business course and domestic sci
ence. As previously stated, it is hop
ed that an agricultural course can
bej offered this year.
LIME COLA CO. TO'
GIVE FREE TICKETS
Will Give a Free Ticket to the
Movies For Twenty-five Pop
Beginning June 22nd, the T.ima
Cola Bottling Company will give a
frtee theatre ticket for twenty-five
Pop Kola crowns. These tickets are
good for admission to the Palace or
Dolly Madison Theatres on Monday
and Tuesday or Thursday. This
policy will be followed until July
You can take your crowns to the
Lime Cola Bottling Company office
where they will be redeemed for
Tickets are not transferable from
one person to another.
ON EUROPEAN TOUR
Mr. Edgar Long, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Long, left Saturday for
New York City from which place
he sailed on Wednesday. He, with
50 other members of the Yale Uni
versity Glee Club, crossed on the
Berengaria, to Havra, France.
It is understood that they plan
to spend some time traveling and
MISSES HUNTER GO
Misses Rebecca and Rachel Hunt*
egos this city, left Monday morning
for Greensboro where they are tak
ing a course in dancing at the By
rum University of the Dance.