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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 OP PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
F.H. WALKER DIED
TODAY IN RICHMOND
Had Been 111 For Several Weeks
Following an Operation at
NOT YET KNOWN
Mr. F. H. “Buster” Walker, of
this city died this morning at 6 a.
m. in St. Elizabeth hospital in Rich
mond, Va. Mr. Walker was operat
ed on in Durham at Watt’s hospital
several weeks ago and his condition
has been serious since that time.
Last week he was moved to
Richmond, Va., for additional
treatment, but did not respond. His
condition was regarded as being
very serious before the operation, I
and it was thought that he had I
very little chance of recovery.
Mr. Walker was very popular ini
this county and his death will be I
keenly felt. He was the proprietor!
of F. H. Walker & Co., Electric Deal
Funeral services will be held in
this county, but definite arrange
ments have not been made.
DIRIGIBLE BREAKS RECORD
Frankfort, Germany The Zep
pelin Hindenberg completed her
fourth round trip to the U. S. with
--a record homeward journey of 45
. Stars, 43 minutes, about 2 hours
'Better than her previous record.
Westward she made the trip in 51
hours, 17 minutes, 8% hours better
than her previous mark.
RIOTS IN FRENCH CAPITAL
Paris, France As 10,000 watch
ed the rekindling of the flame on
the Unknown Soldier’s grave under'
the Arc de Triomphe, street fight
ing suddenly broke out between
Rightists and Leftists. The avenues
resounded to the Nationalists cry of
“France for the French,” while the
Mobile Guards battled, with the
demonstrators. Sporadic riots were
reported from many French pro
New York City For his gen
erous gifts toward the restoration
of Versailles, Rheims Cathedral and
Chateau Fontainebleau, John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., has been decorated
with the Grand Cross of the Legion
of Honor by the French Govern
New York City Continued im
provement is reported in the con
dition of J. Pierpont Morgan, who
was rushed to his Long Island es
tate after an attack of coronary
trombosis while visiting in New
FORCED FEEDING AT ZOO
I - - .
St. Louis, Mo. Jungle folks, es
pecially snaWqs, often go on hunger
strikes when placed in captivity.
After a 19-foot Indian python at
the local zoo had refused food for
a month, Dr. Marlin Perkins, rep
tile curator, decided on forcible
feeding. Stuffing a fire-hose with
14 pounds of ground rabbit meat, he
put one end in the snake’s mouth
and rammed the meal down its
throat with an iron rod.
SALT HALTS PROSTRATIONS
Detroit, Mich. Local physicians
Baking arthritis sufferers in a 150-de
gree temperature discovered that
salt water reduced the number of
heat prostrations under the treat
ment. On hot days from 300 to 400
workers at the Ford Motor plants
would report for first aid because
of heat lexhaustion. Now near all
drinking fountains in the works are
salt-tablet dispensers. The tablets
look like 5-grain aspirin pills, are
♦akgn with plenty of water; on a
recent day with the outside temper
ature at 104 only four men sought
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 9TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
This picture was snapped as the young people paraded up Main
street of Roxboro.
JACK DEMPSEY IS
WILLING TO COME
TO THIS CITY
Boxing Promoter in Touch With
His Manager Who Stated That
Dempsey Would Referee Here
Jack Dempsey, former heavy
weight boxing champion of the
world, is willing to referee boxing
bouts in Roxboro or so his manager
stated in a telegram received here
Monday from his booking agent.
At the present time Dempsey is
touring the South and filling en
gagements as a boxing or wrestling
referee. The boxing promoters here
got in touch with his booking agent
last Monday and asked for a price
on getting Dempsey here. The price
for a one night engagement was
So far nothing has been done,
but the promoters are still negoti
ating. It is very evident that Jack
is a big drawing card, but SIOOO
is a lot of money.
On Wednesday night he appeared
in Greensboro at the stadium and
refereed a number of wrestling
matches. Reports indicate that a
large crowd was present.
PERSON CO. BOYS
Large Number at Camp Chero
kee This Month and More
Will Probably Go Later.
A number of boys from the scout
troops of Person County are now
at the scout camp, Cherokee, near
Reidsville and more are expected
to go later. Some of the boys will
spend the entire summer.
Camping has hqen one of the 1
principal year-round activities of
the Boy Scouts of America since its
inception in 1910. There are some
542 permanent summer camps main
tained by the local Boy Scout Coun
These camps occupy a total area
of more than 54,000 acres that
scouts may truly call their own—
an area larger than Rocky Mountain
National Park. In addition there are
hundreds of temporary camp sites
offered through the generosity of
private owners or on permits from
state, county and national park of
The camp for boys in this terri
tory is a beautiful place. Many lo
cal people have been up this year
and all pronounce it ideal. The cost
for a boy is $7.00 per week or he
can bring groceries.
Carl Bowen, member of the Rox
boro council and Deputy Commis
sioner, weight 275 pounds, was at
Camp Cherokee last week and
showed thfe boys a few things about
diving. Very little water was left
In the lake.
FOP KOLA CROWNS ARE
STILL BEING REDEEMED
The Lime Cola Bottling Co. has
redeemed hundreds, even thousands,
of Pop Kola crowns for tickets to
the theatres. These crowns are still
being redeemed and will be con
tinued for some time.
OXFORD LAUNDRY TO OPEN !
On or about the 15th of this
month Oxford Laundry and Dry
Cleaning Plant will open for busi
ness here in the Satterfield build
ing, which has been leased. This
building is located on Depot street
and has for some time been used
for a garage. This firm has been
operating a truck here and doing a
good business for quite a while.
TO BE OPEN HERE
FOR THIS SEASON
Same Four Expected to be
Ready For Cry of Auctioneer
on October sth.
If nothing goes wrong this year
all four of the Roxboro Warehous
es may be expected to open on
schedule this year. No definite an
nouncements have been made, but
it is generally understood that all
will be run as usual. Announce
ment of the force of each ware
house may be expected at any date.
Contrary to what was expected
six weeks ago there is a good to
bacco crop in this county. Recent
rains have, brought out the crop
and if weather conditions remain
good the crop will probably turn
out nicely even though it is a little
The opening of the Roxboro mar
ket will be; on October sth. There
will be good representatives from
the companies and one or two new
Retiring President J. S. Walker;
Expressed His Appreciation
For Co-operation of Club
The Roxboro Rotary Club at their
regular meeting last Thursday night
installed their new officers for the
ensuing year as follows
Moffitt Spencer, president; Christ
Wagner, vice president; James
Harris, secretary; Willie Pass, treas
urer; Paul Cashwell and Dan Whit
field, directors; W. Reade Jones,
sergeant at arms.
President Moffitt was given some
very timely instructions by Geo.
Kane as to how a Rotary Club
should be handled by its president,
and much credit for the success of
the club is due to the annual in
structions that Geo. Kane gives to
the incoming presidents of the club.
Dr. Sigma V. Lewis was inducted
into the club as a new member by
Dr. Love instructing him on a few
of the fundamental principles of
Retiring president Jim Walker ex
pressed in his usual eloquent way
his appreciation of the fine cooper
ation that the club had given him
during his administration, and in a
jocular way he stated that when he
was instructed as president of the
club that he was informed that the
club being so well organized could
and would function regardless as to
who was its president, and to which
he was now in full accord.'"* 1
President Moffitt in accepting his
office in a few well chosen words
pledged himself to uphold) the high
standard of Service that his prede
cessors had set for him and begging
for the continuous fine cooperation
that the club had given to all ad
NAME OF H. S. BRADY DRAWN
The name of H. S. Brady was
drawn from the Jack Pot at the
Palace Theatre last night. Mr. Bra
dy had not attended either theatre.
I The Pot will be S7O next Wednes
NEW COCA COLA SIGNS
Mr. O. B. Mcßroom, proprietor of
the Coca Cola plant in Roxboro, is
having a number of beautiful Coca
Cola signs placed along the high
ways of this county.
These signs are real things of
beauty and are certainly business
HOEY, WARREN, EURE
AND HORTON CARRY
PERSON COUNTY SAT.
Only Three Votes Separated
Hoey and McDonald While
Warren Received a Majority
of 378 Votes Over Knight.
VOTING LIGHTER THAN
IN FIRST PRIMARY
Clyde R. Hoey was successful in
carrying Person County last Sat
urday in his race for the governor’s
nomination. His vote was 1232. Dr.
Ralph McDonald was only three
votes behind with a total of 1229.
In the first primary Sandy Graham
carried Person County with a very
good majority. Hoey received only
267 while McDonald received 967.
In the race for House of Repre
sentatives Ed Warren defeated B.
B. Knight by the score of 1436 to
1058. In the first primary Warren
received a small majority over
Knight, but due to the third man
in the race a second primary was
Other races were as follows
For Lieutenant Governor
For Secretary of State
Voting was lighter in the second
primary than in the first, but not
as light as a majority of people
expected. Approximately 2500 votes
were cast in the second primary.
Around 2800 went to the polls for
the first primary.
MANY PEOPLE CROWD
ROXBORO JULY 4TH
Loch Lily Packed With Bathers
and Others Attended Ball
Games and Movies.
There was not so much doing in
Roxboro on July 4th, but the people
turned out for a real holiday and
came to Roxboro and Loch Lily.
Hundreds went to ball games
over the county, a number went on
picnics while some; attended the
movies and others just took things
easy walking around. Saturday
night found a large number at
tending the boxing matches.
Many people left the county for
the beaches on Saturday and many
people came here for the holiday.
Only one accident took place and
those who were in it were not se
A majority of the stores were
open Saturday, but they were clos
ed Monday. Merchants reported
fair sales on the 4th.
ARE BEING COATED
Two Projects Have Been Ap
proved Through the W. P. A.
For This County.
The N. C. Highway Department
is flush-coating all highway streets
in Roxboro, which include Main
street, Court street out to Highway
No. 144 byway of the Prison camp,
and old Highway 144. The town of
Roxboro is going to resurface all
macadam streets not in highway
system. At a meeting of the City
Commissioners Tuesday night the
tax rate for the old Corporation
limits was fixed at $1.75, while the
rates for the new Corporation limits
was fixed at $1.50.
W. P. A. Projects
Two projects have been approved
through the W. P. A. for Roxboro;
one is the Marlow Creek project,
which has already been started un
der the C. W. A. and the old W. P.
A. The other project approved is
the digging of a settling basin and
a filtering plant.
VISITOR ON JULY 4TH
Messrs. J. D. Mangum and Robert
Harris of Newport News, Va. spent
some time in Roxboro Saturday.
They were accompanied by Mrs. J.
CIRCLE TO MEET
The Business Woman’s Circle of
the First Baptist church will meet
Monday night, July 13, at the home
of Mrs. Hilda Thomas, at 8 o’clock.
Successful candidate for the
Democratic nomination for House
MUCH ICE BEING
USED IN COUNTY
28,500 Pounds Sold *by Local
Concern on Saturday, July 4.
It must have been hot in Rox
boro last Saturday or either people
were doing their best to keep cool
er than usual.
The City Ice Co. sold 95 large
blocks of ice on this day or 28,500
pounds of ice. That’s a lot of “cold”
any way you takt; it.
Stores all over the city are re
porting heavy sales on electric fans
and other things that may be used
to keqp people cool.
It’s a strange thing that you can
your winter coal much
cheaper now than you can in the
1 winter and a number of people are
I trying their bfept to keep cool and
I buying coal at the same time.
Last winter was the coldest on
record and summer time is trying
to set another record in the, opposite
FORMER DUKE GRID
STAR INJURED SAT.
Had Been Visiting in Home of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Sawyer
Fred Taylor, former Duke grid
star, of New York City, was seri
ously injured Friday night about
8 p. m. as he was returning to Rox
boro from Lynchburg, Va. The ac
cident happened near Halifax, Va.
when he swerved his car in order
to miss striking an unlighted barri
cade and crashed into a tree.
Taylor had been visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Sawyer in Roxboro for
the past week and was returning
herq when the accident happened.
He suffered serious head injuries
and an operaion has been perform
ed in an attempt to save his life.
At the present time he is better and
has an excellent chance for com
plete recovery. He is now in the
hospital in South Boston, Va.
While at Duke, Taylor played
guard on the 1929 and 1930 football
teams, winning national recognition
during the latter year. Several
years ago he also received nation
wide publicity after he dived from
a bridge at New York to save a
small child from drowning.
William Irby, Jr.
Infant Child of Mr. and Mrs. William
Irby of Allensville Community.
William Irby, Jr., age 3, small son
of Mr. and Mrs. William Irby of
the Allensville community, passed
away Wednesday, July Bth at 2 p.
m. following an illness of four days.
Death was caused by colitis.
He is survived by his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Irby,
and one sister, Geneva Ann.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed this afternoon at 3 o’clock from
the home with Rev. N. J. Todd of
Interment will be made in Mill
Crelqk church cemetery.
MR. HICKS ILL
Mr. W. A. Hicks, who has been
quite ill for the past several weeks
at his homq on Route 3, is reported
to be resting better at this writing.
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 9, 1819, Elias
Howev inventor sewing ma
GET THREE EXTRA
TEACHERS THIS YEAR
New Building at Helena Will be
Finished and Equipped by
Three additional teachers have
been allotted by the State School
Commission to the white schools of
Person County; one each at Allens
ville; and Bethel Hill, both of these
for the high school department.
One additional teacher has been
allotted to the elementary depart
ment of Helena high school. There
was one teacher lost in the Cun
ningham school. As yet the high
school teachers have not been al
lotted to the Mt. Tirzah school. A
plan is being worked out with
hopes of operating a standard high
school at Mt. Tirzah next year.
The contract for equipping the
new buildings for next year has
been let to The Southern Desk Co.,
of Hickory, N. C., for the sum of
The new building at Helena will
be finished and completely equip
ped by August Ist, while the one
at Bushy Fork will be ready about
three weeks later. The new annex
to Roxboro high school will be
equipped at the same time as He
Taking everything into consider
ation the schools in this county ap
pear to be in good shape for the
coming school year.
ROBBERS HOLD UP
SO. BOSTON BANK
Flees With $1,200 After Lock
ing Three in Safe—Leaves
$4,000 in Bag.
The weight of a bag full of silver
coins saved the Citizens bank of
South Boston $4,000 in a holdup
that netted a lone masked bandit
The robber, following Jeter Hen
derson, the janitor, into the build
ing shortly after 8 a. m., forced
Cashier Arthur Tuck and two other
employes to take tHe $1,200 out of
, the safe and then put $4,000 in coins
in a separate bag. It was too heavy
Prisoners For Hour
The three wtere prisoners an hour
before J. W. Overton, a customer
entered, heard their cries and sum
moned Frank West, assistant cash
ier of the South Boston Bank and
They were drenched with pers
piration when West opened the
door after following directions
shouted through the steel wall by
the imprisoned cashier. Henderson
Durrell Canada, a clerk, stepped
into the trap a few minutes after
the janitor opened the building, and
Tuck followed less than a half hour
Planned In Detail
When the imprisoned employes
were freed, there was no trace of
the bandit, who was described as
about 40 years of age and weighing
about 150 pounds. He wone a gray
suit and dark felt hat, his victims
Police said their investigation in
dicated the intruder was familiar
with the men and their activities
and that the robbery had been
planned in detail. They said they
believed he had an accomplice wait
ing in an automobile.
The loot included $l,lOO in silver
and SIOO in currency.
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE TO BE
OPEN ON LIMITED SCHEDULE
The branch office of the N. C.
State Employrriept Service will be
open in Roxboro only on the first
and third Thursday of each month
until further notice.
Mks. Ethel Carr Lipscomb,
MISS HARRIS IN ROXBORO j
Miss Annie Miles Harris, who is
connected with the Carolina Power
and Lignt Company here, with
headquarters at Henderson, N. C.,
is spending several days here this
week. Miss Harris is a sister of Mr.
Jame C. Harris, City Manager.
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