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BILLION A WEEK INCOME
Washington, D. C. Final fig
ures just released by the Commerce
Department place the 1935 national
income at $52,595,000,000. This com
pares with the peak of $81,034,000,-
000 in 1929, and a low of $39,545,-
000,000 in 1932. The increase over
1934 was four and a half billions,
and workers’ pay rose 7 per cent.
Os all income, 67 per cent went to
STRIKERS RETURN TO WORK
Portsmouth, O. Ending 52 days
of idleness, 5,500 employtes of the
Wheeling Steel Corporation re
turned to work this week. The
union gained full recognition and
an agreement to arbitrate wages
and hours of labor within two
%FNCLE SAM REDUCES INTEREST
Washington, D. C. Following a
(reduction in the interest charged
by the Treasury Department on
loans to the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation, the latter has reduced
its interest rates to banks and re
ceivers thereof from 4 to 3 per
cent, with corresponding reductions
in other classes of loans to indus
FAR WEST GETS RELIEF
Chicago, 111. After losses run
ning into millions of dollars and
nearly a thousand deaths, ten days
of record-breaking heat ended
when cool winds and rain swept
Eastward from the Rocky Moun
tains and dropped temperatures in
the drought belt from the 100’s to
the 40’s. While huge crops have
been burned up, cattle raisers hope
to save most of their herds.
RAILROAD PENSIONERS PAID
Washington, D. C.—lnitial checks
sent out by the Railroad Retire
ment Board ranged from $13.55 to
$91.04, representing the first pay
ment ever made to other than gov
ernment qmployes under Federal
regulated old-age pensions. Four
thousand retired railroad workers
are eligible at ondq for monthly
payments for life, and 20,000 more
have filed applications for same.
BRYAN’S DAUGHTER WEDS
New Hyde Park, N. Y. ln the
presence of President Roosevelt,
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, daughter
of William Jqnnings Bryan and
now U. S. Minister to Denmark,
was married to Capt. Boerge Rohde,
of Copenhagen, Gentleman - in -
Waiting to the King of Denmark.
Because she once before lost her
American citizenship through mar
riage to an Englishman and had to
lie-naturalize, Mme. Rohde, while a
member of Congress, sponsored a
law making it possible for American
women to retain their citizenship
when marrying foreigners.
PATENT OFFICE CENTENARY
Washington, D. C. This week
marks the 100th anniversary of the
existing United States Patent Laws.
Patent No. 1 was granted to Sena
tor John Ruggles of Maine, July
13th, 1936, for a cog device designed
to permit locomotive operation on
steep grades. Since then 2,046,000
patents have been issued.
UP TO HIS EYES IN DEBT
San Jose, CaL WPA workers
have unearthed the world’s heavi
est debtor. Thirty-nine years ago
he borrowed SIOO with interest at
10 per cent per month, compounded
monthly. He owes to date $304,-
840,332,685.16, or more money than
there is ff the world. He has re
The Cooper - Compton family re
union will meet with Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Compton on Sunday, July
26, 1936. Every member is urged to
be present. Friends are cordially in
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 16TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
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Father es G. C. Davidson of this city. Berry Davidson was horn Feb.
10th, 1831 in Randolph County and died in Gibsonville December 22nd,
1915. On an inside page of this issue may be found an account of hW
life and an account of tRe unveiling of his portrait at Gibsonville Mon
day, June 29th.
W. H. ELLIOTT IS
Passenger in Truck That Over
turned on Highway Near Vir
William Henry Elliott, age 41,
died Tuesday, July 14, of injuries
received when a truck in which he
was a passenger overturned on the
highway near Virgilina. He died in
ambulance as he was being
rushed to the hospital. His home
was near Nelson, Va.
He is survived by his wiffe, one
daughter, Ethel Elliott, twjb sons,
James Oliver Elliott, and William
Anderson Elliott, father, J. B. El
liott, four brothers, J. J. Elliott,
Greely Elliott, Harry Lee Elliott,
Jethro Elliott, four sisters, Sallie
Beje Daniels, Mrs. Malissa Elliott,
Mrs. Rebecca Vaughan, Mrs. Annie
Funeral services were conducted
at the graveside this afternoon at
4 o’clock with Rev. E. R. Harris,
of Virgilina, Va., officiating.
Interment followed in the family
CURB MAMET TO
OPEN AT ONCE
Will be Under Shed on North
Side of Winstead Warehouse.
Many Farmers Can be* Ac
OPEN SATURDAY MORNINGS
In just a few days Roxboro will
have a curb market. This informa
tion was released by Mrs. P. L.
Thomas on Monday of this wefek.
Mrs. Thomas has charge of the pro
ject and stated that everything
would soon be ready.
The market will bet placed under
the shed of the Winstead Ware
house on the North side and an
excellent place will be offered for
the farmers to sell their produce.
Th market will be open on Sat
urday mornings and any farmer
who has produce to sfell is invited
to come in and select his stand. A
small fee of approximately 10c per
day will be charged.
This will be thq first curb market
that Roxboro has ever had and
will afford the farmers an excellent
place to sell their produce. If it
developes that more than one day
is needed the market will be open
several days in the week. Room
will be made to accommodate as
many farrrtqrs as care to secure
This project is receiving the sup
port of pratically all the merchants
of Roxboro as well as those who
are not in the rriqrcantile business.
Around sixty or seventy farmers
have signified their intention of
selling produce at thq curb market.
“WILD BILL” LOST
Washington Herald Comments
on Roxboro Fighter in Tues
“Wild Bill” Howard, young Rox
boro boxer, lost a decision to Luth
er Untz in Washington, D. C. on
Monday night of this week. The
fight was for four rounds. Howard
The Washington Herald offers
the following comment on “Wild
Bill.” This was printed before the
fight took place.
The return of Wild Bill Howard,
America’s premier four-round op
ener boxer, rivals anything Ahearn
has to offer in the preliminaries, in
cluding Charley Loughran, brother
of renowned Tommy.
Wild Bill puts zest in a fight
show. He’s just what he’s named—
Wild Bill. He throws ’em from ev
erywhere, anywhere—a ludicrous
figure despite his serious intentions.
Wild Bill’s bdem gettin’ an eddica
tion down in Carolina and thus
Washington’s boxing circle has been
deprived of his talent. School’s out
now, so Wild Bill will meet Battl
ing Untz in the four-round opener.”
Picture Was Taken at the Ring
side in the Yankee Stadium at
The picture that is playing to
capacity crowds over the entire
country will be presented here on
July 22, 23 and 24. This picture,
the Schmelling-Louis fight, will
play at both of the local theatres.
On Wednesday night, July 22, at
11:30 p. m. it will be shown a tthe
Pa|ace theatre. On Thursday afnd
Friday, July 23 and 24 it will be
at the Dolly Madison.
Many local people heard an ac
count of this battle over the radio
and indications point to large
crowds at each and every showing.
J. N. CASTLE APPOINTED
POSTMASTER AT JALONG
J. N. Castle, popular young man
of this county, has been appointed
postmaster at Jalong, N. C.
He has taken over the duties of
this office and is there selling Uncle
Frank Putman of Gaston County
raised 400 Reds, has culled down
to 150 fine pulletts, sold S6O worth
of fryers, spent S9B for the chicks
and feed and now has the 150 pul
lets at a cost of only S3B.
I SERVICES FOR MRS.
Deceased Had Been 111 I\>r Only 1
Three Weeks. Death Caused by;
Old Age And Complications.
Mrs. Rosa Lee Lunsford, 70, wife
of the late Leeolon Herbert Luns
ford, died at her home in the Allens
ville community Wedrfesday, July
15th at 7:10 a. m. Mrs. Lunsford
for several months had been in bad
health, but had been really ill for
only three weeks. She died of old
age and complications.
Surviving are thrda sons, H. T.
Lunsford, F. L. Lunsford and S. H.
Lunsford, all of Person county, one
sister, Mrs. G. T. Thaxton and one
brother, G. W. Thomas. Fourteen
grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed from the home of F. L. Luns
ford this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Rev. T. W. Lee will be in charge
of the services.
Interment will be made in the
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR C. G. JAMES
Had Been in Declining Health For
Past Year and Half.
Charlie G. James, 60, died at his
home in East Roxboro at 6:15 a. m.
Saturday, July 11, following an ill
ness of one week. Although he had
been ill only one week, his health
had been declining for the past one
and one half years.
He is survived by his wife, Mag
nolia H. James, one daughter, Mrs.
R. W. Long, two sons, Gaddis and
John James, all of Roxboro, three
grandchildren, two brothers, Will
James, Helena, N. C., Jesse James,
Rougemont, one sister, Mrs. Ada
Moorefield of Pearlie.
Funeral services Were conducted
from Grace Methodist church at 4
o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Ed
win Hartz, assisted by Rev. C. D.
Barcliff and Rev. W. F. West, was
in charge of the services.
Woodmen acted as pallbearers:
A. S. Hassan, Graham Morris, B. L.
Walker, C. C. Wilder, Cruder Carv
er and Jake Cozart.
Flower bearers Woodmen: Ernest
Owen, G. B. Whitt, Henry Allen,
Ed Owen, Dewey Carver, A. T.
Tuck, Rainey Carver, Jack Harris,
J. M. Wesley, Willie West, Harvey
Carver, W. K. Huff, W. L. Martin,
Henry Monday and Clarence Nutt.
Interment followed immediately
after the services in Burchwood
H. D. YOUNG TO
HEAD OLIVE HILL
SCHOOL THIS YEAR
Has Been Teaching at Hurdle
Mills School For Past Seven
H. D. Young, local Roxboro citi
zen, has been elected as princi
pal of Olive Hill school for the
Mr. Young has been teaching in
this county at Hurdle Mills school
for the past seven years and taught
one year in Harnett County before
coming to Hurdle Mills.
He attended school at Wake
Forest and Carolina and is well
trained for the position that he has
been elected to.
Olive Hill school has seven
grades and approximately two hun
dred pupils. For a number of years
Miss Helen Graves was principal
of the school.
MRS. CLAYTON IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. Manila O’Briant Clayton, of
Roxboro, N. C., underwent an oper
ation for appendicitis on July Bth
at Watt’s hospital. At this writing
shq is doing nicely. Her many
friends hope she will have a speedy
recovery and will be at home soon.
OSCAR FOX WINNER
Mr. Oscar Fox attended the thea
tre Wednesday afternoon and re
ceived the Jack Pot of S7O.
Plans lire maturing For Proposed
Country Club Ht lioch liily
AND SO IT GOES
The Altoona, Pa., Tribune, re
ports receipt of the following
“PBepse send me a few copies
I of the paper which had the obit
uary and verses about the death
of my child a few weeks ago. Al
so publish the enclosed clipping
about my niece’s marriage. And
I wish you would mention in
your local columns, if it don’t
cost anything, that I have a
couple of bull calves to sell. Send
me a couplq of extra copies of
the paper this week. As my sub
scription is out, please stop my
paper. Times are too hard to
waste money on a newspaper.”
Tobacco Crop in This County
Considered to be One of Best
in State at Present Time.
YIELD FOR ENTIRE BELT
PLACED AT AROUND 70%
Announcement has been received
that S. B. Winstead & Co. will again
operate the Winstead Warehouse.
All four warehouses are expected
to run the coming season but to
date this is the first formal notice
anyone has issued. Elsewhere in
this paper is given a list of their
force. The Winstead warehouse
force believes in the Roxboro Mar
ket and bejieves that 1936 will be
a banner year for the town and
The tobacco crop in Person
County, although badly in need of
rain at this writing, is considered
one of the best in the state. With
good seasons from now until har
vesting time the quality should be
as good or better than last year.
Due to the recent dry hot spell
farmers in different sections have
already begun to save their tobac
co. It is the general consensus of
opinion that due to the prevailing
short crops over the tobacco belt
the prices will be good. The yield
for the entire belt is placed by ex
perts at around 70 per cent of last
W. J. PETTIGREW
DIED SUNDAY A. M.
Highly Respected Cptizep of This
City and Had Many Friends in
Both City and County.
Mr. William J. Pettigrew, 76,
died at his home here Sunday, July
12th at 10:45 a. m. following an ill
ness which dated from February.
For several years Mr. Pettigrew
was in declining health; cancer was
given as the cause of death. He was
one\ of Roxboro’s most highly res
pected and his passing will
be sorely felt by a host of friends.
He is survived by his wife and
one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Petti
grew Bradsher, of this city.
The\ funeral services were con
ducted from the First Baptist
church Monday, 'July 13, with Rev.
W. F. West in charge.
Pallbearers were: A. R. Warren,
G. W. Walker, O. Z. Gentry, A. M.
Burns, Rufus Harris, Frank Hester.
Flower bearteps were: T. D. Win
stead, Hugh Woods, G. B. Masten,
R. M. Spencer, A. W. Clayton, E.
E. Bradsher, Burley G. Clayton,
Robert Whitfield, T. W. Pass, F. J.
Hester, Richard Mitchell.
Interment followed in Burch
wood cepietery immediately after
the funeral services.
PREMIUM LIST OUT
The annual premium list for the
Mebane Six Counties Fair has been
released. The fair begins on Sept.
28th and continues through Oct.
Many cash prizes for exhibits are
offered. You may obtain a prem
ium book by writing to C. S. Par
nell, N. C.
Thursday, July 18, 1918,
Russian Royal Family shot.
If Completed Will be Ideal Site
For Many Kinds of Sports
and Social Gatherings. Large
Number of People Interested
TO REMODEL CLUB HOUSE
Plans are rapidly maturing for
the proposed country club that will
have Loch Lily as its site.
For several weeks the committee
that has this in charge has been
working and the members have now
completed their survey and have
arrived at a cost mark for the pro
ject. Plans call for remodeling the
club house, several tennis courts;
playground and a nine hole golf
course. The place will be, used as a
center for many different kinds at
social activities and all members of
the club will be entitled to all the
It is not yet known when actual
work on the project will begin, but
it is safe to state that the sponsors
mqan business and that they plan
to make every effort to carry out
the work and complete everything
within one year.
Person County has long needed
a place of this kind and it is very
probable that it will now be obtain
ROXBORO S CITY
MGR. TO ADDRESS
James C. Harris Will Speak on
“Co-operative Purchasing of
James C. Harris, city manager of
Roxboro, is now attending a mu
nicipal meeting of mayors and city
managers at Wrightsville Beach this
week-iend. While there these im
portant people will discuss city
management and the various phas
es that enter into it.
Mir. Harris addressed the con
vention at moon today on “Co-op
erativ% Purchasing of Supplies.”
It is understood that practically
every city in North Carolina is rep
resented at this meeting. The rep
resentatives are there to trade idea*
and discuss problems as well as to
hear prominent speakers.
(Mr. Harris will return to Rox
boro this week-end.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
The “luck” that I believe in
Is that which comes with work;
And no one ever finds it
Who’s content to wish and shirk.
The man the world calls “lucky”
Will tell you, e\tary one,
That success comes not with
But by hard work, bravely done.
—Eben E. Rexford.
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m. Subject, “Lift
Up Your Eyes.”
Baptist Training Union 7 p. m.
Preaching 8 p. m. Subject, “The
Breath of Life.”
A cordial invitation is extended
W. F. WEST, Pastor.
B. B. Knight To
Leave For Quebec
Gets Free Trip as a Result of Large
Volume of Business.
B. B. Knight, general agent of the
Ohio State Life Insurance Company
in Roxboro, has been chosen as one
of the delegates to the annual
agency convention of the company,
which will be* hfejld in the course
of a cruise to Quebec and return
the first week in August, it was an
nounced in Columbus, 0., today.
Selection of Mr. Knight as a dele
gate was due to the large volume of
insurance he has written this year.
FOR SALE—A good combination
(grain and tobacco) farm, known
as the old Barton place. Located
on the Roxboro-Durham highway,
five and one-half miles from Rox
boro. If you are interested see
Charlie Clayton, Route 3. 7-16-lp