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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 VIL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 2ND, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER FIFTY
STEEL MEN FIGHT UNION
New York City Through the
American Iren and Stdql Institute,
the steel industry has served form
al notice that it will resist to the
extent of its resourdep any effort
on the part of John L. Lewis’s new
ly organized Committee for Indus
trial Organization to unionize the
500,000 steelworkers of the country.
“The steel industry,” states the an
nouncement, “will oppose any at
tempt to compel its emplojtes to
join or to pay tribute for the right
NAVY CHANGES HEAD
San Pedro, Cal. Amid tradi
tionally impressive ceremonies on
the quarterdeck of the flagship
Pennsylvania, Admiral Arthur J.
Hepburn took over command of the
United States Fleet, succeeding Ad
miral Joseph M. Reeves, who goes
to Washington as Pi'esident of the
Navy General Board.
GRAIN PLUNGER DIES
Chicago, 111. Arthur W. Cutten,
credited with winning and losing
fabulous millions in grain deals, un
til barred from further speculation
by a Government commission, dies
at the aglev of 66. The U. S. Court
of Appeals reversed his disbarment
from the grain pit shortly before
THIRD PARTY LAUNCHED
Burlington, lowa Promising a
“new day” instead of a “new deal,”
Representative Lemke, of North
Dakota, candidate for President on
Father Charles E. Couglin’s new
Union Party, scored both President
Roosevelt and Governor Landon in
the opening gun of his campaign.
Two favorite sons of lowa fell un
diqr his critical eye: “Herbert Hoo
ver, who lived so long in England
he forgot what true Americanism
is, and Henry Wallace, who teaches
birth control to American pigs so
he can hrrange imports from foreign
SAY IT WITH FINGERS
Seattle, Wash. Until he learn
ed that both were exceedingly rapid
finger-talkers, Judge Kazis Kay was
puzzled as to how a deaf-mute hus
band could annoy Mrs. Eliza Seth,
also a deaf-mute, with garrulous
criticism. After a demonstration, the
Judge granted Mrs. Seth a divorce.
BUSTER WALKER CARRIED
TO RICHMOND, VA.
, i i. I
Mr. Buster Walker was carried to
St. Elizabeth hospital, Richmond,
Va. on Tuesday of this week. His
condition was reported as satisfac
NEW YORK VISITORS
Messrs. Wally F. J. Wemyss and
Fred W. Taylor of New York City
are spending several days here as
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
(Continued on page Seven)
CARNEY’S SALE ON
Summer String Knits. ■
Summer Sweaters. 1
Hats SI.OO and 50c '
COME IN. 1
GROCERY STORES TO m
BE OPEN SATURDAY
AND CLOSED MONDAY
We the undersigned merchants of 1
Roxboro will remain open all day 1
Saturday and late Saturday night, i
July 4th. But will bq closed all day
Monday, July 6th.
Aubrey Long & Co., Carl Win
stead Grocery, Cash Meat Market,
Sergeant & Clayton, A. & P. Store,
D. Pender Store, Hugh Woods, L.
W. Roark, Chas. Holeman & Co.
WILLIE L. LUMPKIN
TO SPEAK TONIGHT
Campaign Manager For Dr.
Ralph McDonald to Wind up
Roxbdro’s Speaking Engage
ments Tonight at 8 P. M.
Willfe) Lee Lumpkin, campaign
manager for Dr. Ralph McDonald,
will speak in Roxboro tonight at
> 8 p. m. in the courthouse. Mr.
, Lumpkin has the reputation of be
. ing an able speaker and a large
. crowd is expected to be present to
: hear him.
This engagement marks the fifth
. speaking engagement to be filled in
. Roxboro during thq present cam
. paign. Dr. McDonald spoke once
. during the first primary; “Sandy”
. Graham spoke once, Frank Han
, cock once and Clydq Hoey spoke last
Tuesday night. Good crowds have
been pre*pt to hear all of the can
It was impossible for Dr. Mc-
Donald to speak here tqnight as he
had an engagement in Greensboro.
This speech tonight will probably
increase the interest in the race be
tween the candidates for governor
and it will probably be quifcfe warm
Everyone is invited to hear Mr.
Lumpkin, and ladies are urged to
W.P.A. “POST ROAD”
Will Give One Performance in
Roxboro at the Palace Theatre
Thursday, July 16th.
WRITTEN BY NATIVE
OF NORTH CAROLINA
In a new W. P. A. Federal Thea
tre program to affect a geographic
readjustment of theatre activity in
the United States, North Carolina was
selected by Federal Theatre offici
als as the first state in which to try
the experiment, which will bring
Wilbur Daniel Steel’s comedy suc
cess, “Post Road,” to this city on
July 16th for a one night engage
ment at the Palace Theatre under
the auspices of the Roxboro Ki
Written by a native of North
Carolina, the play recently com
pleted a seven month run in New
York at the Masque Theatre and its
appearance in Roxboro promises to
be an qxciting event for local thea
The arrival of “Post Road” in
Roxboro constitutes a first step in
a new theatre program recently in
augeratlejd by Hallie Flanagan, na
tional director. Eminently success
ful in New York, with five hits
playing to capacity houses, it was
decided that the most practical
measure in affecting a revival of
interest on a national scale in'
American drama was to launch a
country - wide regional theatre 1
movement, and the establishment
of resident-touring companies in 1
communities remote from New York
was proposed as the way to begin
the nqw venture.
8.8. KNIGHT WINS
Now Holds Fifth Place Among
All Agents of Ohio State
Mr. B. B. Knight of Roxboro fin
ished in first place in a recent con
test on the basis of insurance writ
ten and paid-for. The campaign was
in honor of Dr. C. E. Schilling, Vice
President and Medical Director of
the Ohio State Life Insurance Com
pany, who visited the North Caro- i
lina Agency last week.
The campaign was on the basis
of a certain number of points for 1
each application and on the basis i
of paid-for business. Mr. Knight re- ’
ceiVqd 77 points which was more 1
than double his nearest competitor
who received 35 points.
In addition to this honor, Mr. 1
Knight has recently qualified for i
the Ohio State Life’s Annual Con- 1
vention which will be held this year
in Quebec. He will leave by boat
from Cleveland on August 1, re- :
turning to that point on August 10. ]
Mr. Knight for* the year 1936 holds i
fifth place among all the insurance
agents of the Ohio State Life In
surance Company and won the trip
to Quebec by a comfortable margin.
© NEWS WEEK
GAVEL POISED FOR CONVENTION OPENING c
Chairman James A. Farley, Postmaster-General, calls the Demo
cratic National Convention to order in Philadelphia. Beside him
atanda Senator Joseph T. Robinson, of Arkansas, who delivered a
rin(ing defense of the New Deal.
ONLY 50 ABSENTEE
BALLOTS CAST FOR
Total of 60 Cast in First Pri
mary on June 6th; But Chair
man Reports That Requests
Have Now Started.
1800 BALLOTS EXPECTED
FOR SECOND PRIMARY
A large number of citizens may
plan to be out of the county on
July 4th, but they have not yet
made requests for an absentee bal
lot. R. B. Dawes, chairman of the
board of elections, reported this
morning that he had had requests
for only fifty or sixty. He also
stated that requests were coming in
more frequently now and that he
Expected a much larger number by j
Saturday. Sixty absentee ballots
were cast in the first primray.
Mr. Dawes stated that he expect- j
ed around 1800 votes for July 4th.
In that statement he admitted that
he was only guessing, as it might
be 2500 or more. One can never tell j
how hard the candidates or their
supporters will work.
Everything is ready for this pri
mary and returns should start com- 1
ing in around 8:30 or 9 that night.
Returns will be announced in the
courthouse and other places.
STORES CLOSED JULY 6TH
In view of the fact that the 4th
of July falls on Saturday this year,
we the undersigned merchants
agree to close our stores all day
Monday, July 6th, 1936.
Harris & Burns, Leggett’s Dept.
Store, H. Raiff, Foreman’s Dept.
Store, Rose’s 5-10-25 c Store, The)
Newell’s, S. & J. Goodfriend,
Green’s Jewelers, Wilburn & Sat
terfield, Thq Quality Shop, Chas.
Holeman, Carney’s Millinery.
PEOPLES BANK CLOSED JULY 4
The Bank of this city
will remain closed all day July 4th.
The public is asked to bear this in
mind to avoid any inconvenience.
Big Boxing Program to Climax
duly Fourth In Boxboro, B. C.
“Wild’’ Bill Howard to Battle Wayne Allison For Ten Rounds and
Clyde Oakley Will Fight For Eight Rounds. King and Young
on Same Program.
Many things have planned
in Roxboro and Person County for
July 4th. Picnics, ball games, swim
ming, etc. wlill take place during
the day, but at nine o’clock that
night the people will turn to the
Winstead Wariqhouse to witness
twenty-six rounds of good boxing.
“Wild” Bill Howard will box
Wayne Allison in the feature bout
that night. Allison hails from Con
cord, N. C. and is the same chap
that defeated Oakley herq on June
12th.' “Wild” Bill has the idea that
he can stop Allison and his fol
lowers have the same idea. Allison
has had many years of ring experi
ence and naturally a good fight may
be expected. This fight is scheduled
for ten rounds.
Clyde “Jack” Oakley, 148 pound
er from Roxboro, will box Edd
PRESENT TO HEAR
CLYDE R. HOEY
Introduced by S. G. Winstead,
Former Campaign Manager
For Sandy Graham. Hoey
Stated That He Intended to
Build Rather Than Tear Down
Asserted That McDonald Was
Greater Promiser Her
Clyde R. Hoey, Democratic can
didate for the nomination of gov
ernor of North Carolina, Spoke to
a large audience in Roxboro Tues
day night at 8 p. m.
Mr. Hoey was introduced by S.
. G. Winstead who had been the lead
ler of the Sandy Graham forces in
I this county for the first primary.
!He stated that the Graham forces
J would meet the Hoey landslide and
ended his introduction by present
ing Mr. Hoey as the next governor
of North Carolina.
I The candidate stated that he
l would seek to improve farming con-
I ditions, industry, schools, state hos
i pitals, prisons, health service and
lower taxes. He asserted that he
favored higher salaries for teach
, ers and free school books for child
Mr. Hoey drew a round of ap
plause when he; defended the re
cords of the past governors of North
Carolina and he said that he re-,
sented McDonald’s criticism of
these governors, both the living and
He reiterated his refusal to fol
low McDonald to the gutter and re
minded his audience that at no
time during the campaign had hq
said anything about McDonald that
was not “proven by the record.” He
also accused McDonald of being the
greatest promiser since Herbert
R. C. SATTERFIELD HERE
Mr. R. C. Satterfield is spending
several weeks in Roxboro and Mil
Sweet, 146 pounds, from Concord.
Oakley has lost only one fight in
the last twelve months and he has
had around twenty-one or twenty
two fights. Sweet knows something
about boxing and can bq counted
upon to do some real fighting.
Joe King and Basil Young, both
Roxboro boys, will fight “Smoot"
Huddleston and Ernie Tate respec
tively. Sing will go for six rounds,
and Young for four.
Arrangements have been made to
seat around fifteen Hundred people
and standing room for five hund
red. It will be the largest and best
program ever staged here. Fans are
requested to get their tickets early
and thus get a good seat.
All election returns will be an
nounced from the ringside over the
Interest In Politics Picks Up
Rs Second Primary Drams near
SEINING MAY BE
DONE IN STREAMS
Flat River, Deep Creek, Mayo
and Hyco and Their Tribu
The following streams in Person
County are designated as waters in
which seining can be done during
July and August for catfish, carp
and suckers: Flat River, Deep Creek,
Mayo and Hyco and their tribu
taries, under the supervision of the
County Game Protector and in ac
cordance with Rule 2 of the In
land Fisheries Regulations which
reads as follows:
“Provided further that catfish,
carp, and suckers may be taken by
seine under supervision of the
County Game and Fish Protector
from certain muddy waters desig
nated by the Department of Con
servation and Development during
July and August of each year.”
J. D. CHALK, Commissioner.
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR MRSJ.S. RHEW
Deceased Had Been 111 With
Heart Trouble and Complica
tions For Two Months.
Mrs. Frances Clayton Rhew, age
89, wife of the late James S. Rhew,
passed away at her home in the!
Flat River Community at 2 o’clock
Wednesday morning. Mrs. Rhew
had been suffering with heart
trouble and infirmities of old age
for the past two months. She had
been seriously ill for the past
month and her death was not un
For 71 years Mrs. Rhew was a|
staunch and faithful member ofj
Flat River Primitive Baptist Church.;
She was the oldest living member of
the church and was held in very
high esteem in her community. She
had been a resident of Person
County all her life, and her passing
is sorely felt by a host of friends.
Surviving are two sons, D. R.
Rhew and E. F. Rhew, Roxboro,
N. C., three daughters, Mrs. J. A.
Clayton and Mrs. G. H. Garrett,
I Timbarlake, N. C., and Mrs. J. T.
I Jones, Roxboro, N. C. A number of
j grandchildren and great-grand
children also survive.
Funeral services were held at
hex home Thursday afternoon.
Interment followed in the family
cemetery near her home. Officiat
ing ministers weiiq Elder Otho C.
Hawkins of Hurdle Mills, assisted
by Elder Lex Chandler.
Active pallbearers were grand
sons of Mrs. Rhew: Worth Clayton, :
Newton Rhew, Stedman Rhew, Lind- :
sey Rhew, Love Rhew and W. W. :
Flower bearers were granddaught- •
ers of Mrs. Rhew: Foy Jones, Eliza- :
beth Jones, Victoria Garrett, Maria ;
Garrett, Fannie Leen Rhew, Dora •
Rhew, Winsom Rhew, Mrs. Stanley 1
Oakley, Mrs. John Wade, Mrs. Ver- 1
non Wagnor,Mrs. Neal Poole and
Mrs. Lindsey Rhew. 1
CHANGE IN CLOSING HOURS
The two months of July and Au- ;
gust being mid-season and the
weather unusually hot; we the fol-l!
lowing merchants agree to close our 1
stores each day at 5:30 p. m. except
Saturday at which time we close
at 9 p. m.
Harris & Burns, Leggett’s Dept.
Store, H. Raiff, Foreman’s Dept.
Storq, Rose’s 5-10-25 c Store, The
Newell’s, S. & J. Goodfriend,
Green’s Jewelers, Wilburn & Sat
terfield, The Quality Shop, Carney’s
MRS. B. L. WALKER NOT
PRESENT FOR JACK POT
The name of Mrs. B. L. Walker
was drawn last night as winner of
the Jack Pot at the Palace Theatre.
Mrs. Walker was not present and
had not attended either theatr dur
ing the day.
The Jack Pot will be S6O next
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 2, 1867, New
York’s first El train ran.
Local Race Between Knight and
Warren May Draw Large
Number to Polls on July 4th.
, Speech by Hoey Also Caused
a Bit More Interest.
McDonald forces also
Saturday, July 4th, will find the
people of Person County voting for
their favorite candidate once again.
The entire political situation has
been rather quiet since the first
primary, but now it appears to be
picking up and the vote may be
larger than people have expected.
There is only one local race in
the county and that is between the
candidates for the House of Repre
sentatives; Ed Warren and B. B.
Knight. Both of these candidates
! have been active since the first
, primary on June 6th, and interest
, in this race may draw the voters to
The Hoey and McDonald forces
, have been rather active and the
speech by Mr. Hoey on Tuesday
night caused a large amount of in
terest that may also cause the vote
to turn out. Person County gave
Sandy Graham a good majority in
the first primary.
The polls will open at sunrise and
will be open until the sun goes
down. A majority of the voting
booths have remained up since the
REV. J. CM GREGOR
DIED FRIDAY P. M.
! Death Was Great Shock to
Hundreds of His Friends in
Person County. Was Living
at Rocky Mount.
AT HIS HOME
Rev. J. Qarlton McGregor, age
! 39, died at Park View hospital,
| Rocky Mount, N. C. at 2:30 o’clock
Friday afternoon. He had been ill
only one week; appendicitis was
given as the cause of death.
During the years between 1926
and 1936, Mr. McGregor was the
beloved pastor of the) North Rox
bore Baptist Field. For these ten
years he excellently performed his
duties and everyone who knew him
loved him. His almost sudden pass
ing camfe as a great shock to his
host of friends. He had been locat
ed at Rocky Mount, where he had
served as pastor for the North
Rocky Mount church since May Ist.
His body was brought to Roxbo
ro and lay in state at Woody’s
Funeral Home all day Saturday.
More than one thousand local
people viewed for the last time this
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. C. McGregor, of Justice,
North Carolina; two brothers,
Lee McGregor of Franklin County,
N. C., and Randolph McGregor of
Nash County, N. C., four sisters,
Mrs. Ernest WHeeless and Mrs. Mary
Belle Wheeleps of Franklin County,
N. C., Mrs. G. A. Bashelor of Jones
boro, N. C., and Mrs. L. O. Coggins
of Halifax County, N. G?
Rev. W. F. West, assisted by sev
eral other ministers, was in charge
of the funeral services which were
conducted from Duke Memorial
Baptist church Sunday afternoon.
Around two thousand people were
at the funeral.
Active pallbearers were: Clyde
Bowen, R. B. Dawes, A. S. Hassan,
N. H. Fox, Bob Whitt, S. P. Gentry,
C. P. Gravitte and R. L. Hester.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of Person Lodge A. F. & A. M.
Flower bearers were made up of
deacons of Mr. McGregor’s churches.
Person Lodge No. 113 A. F. & A. M.
had charge of burial services. He
was laid to rest in Duke Memorial
Baptist church cemetery by the side
of his wife, the late Annie Pullen
MR. WALKER UNDERGOES
Mr. F. H. (Buster) Walker
bqen in Watt’s hospital several
weeks recovering from a major oper
ation. Mr. Walker underwent his
second major operation last Friday.
At this time his condition remains