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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 vra. I
TO HEAD HOLC
AS STATE COUNSE
Appointment Made to Fill Va
cancy Caused When Judge P.
S. Carlton of Salisbury Re
Greensboro, July 20—E. F. Up
church, Jr., of Yanceyville, was ap
pointed active staflq counsel of the
Home Owners’ Loan corporation in
North Carolina today by State Man
ager Thomas C. Abemethy.
The appointment was made to fill
the vacancy caused earlier in the
month when Judge P. S. Carlton,
of Salisbury, resigned as state coun
sel of the corporation in order to
resume the practicq of law in that
city. In accordance with the wish of
Judge Carlton the change becomes
effective at once.
Before he became a member of
the legal department of the HOLC
in North Carolina Mr. Upchurch was
associated with his father, E. F.
Upchurch, Sr., in the practice of
law in Yanceyville. He has been
with thej corporation since October,
Interment in Family Cemetery
Immediately Following Ser
Alfred Shotwell, age 76, died at
his home four miles north of Rox
boro on Sunday, July 19, 1936, fol
lowing an illness of two weeks.
Heart trouble and complications
caused his death. Mr. Shotwell was
a very prominent farmer of Person
County. He leaves a host of friends
who sorely feel his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lula Link Shotwell, seven sons, J.
H., Zannie, Jack, Jqssie and Arnold,
all of Person County; Dallas Shot
well, Fort Bragg. N. C., and L.T.
Shotwell, Asheville, N. C.; four
daughters, Mrs. Lelia Perkins, Mrs.
L. L. Long, Bettie and Odelle Shot
well, all of Person County. Forty
five grandchildren and two great
grandchildren also survive.
Rev. N. J. Todd, assisted by Rev.
Louis Coggins, had charge of the
funeral services, which wfcre con
ducted from the home Tuesday,
July 21st at 2 o’clock p. m.
Flower bearers were: Eloise and
Alma Shotwell, LaVenia Walker,
Jack Shotwell, Jr., Earl, Biff, Al
fred, William and Merritt Shotwell,
Christine and Odelia Perkins, Lo
raine, Rachel and Margaret Long,
Evelyn Gentry and Fannie Shot
wiell, all grandchildren of Mr. Shot
Interment was made in the fami
ly cemetery immediately following
With much terracing already
done, and a great deal of the till
able land planted to crops, it is
becoming more difficult to find idle
land for terracing in Richmond
Gamp Cherokee Closed Oee Os
Best Seasoes This Past Seeday
Many Scouts Attended From Reidsville, Roxboro, Leaksville,
Spray, Burlington, Graiham and Haw River. All Had a Fine
Time and Learned Many Things That Will Help Them.
Sunday, July 19, Camp Cherokee
at Reidsville closed its most succes
ful Reason. Camp Cherokee is the
official Boy Scout camp of the
Cherokee Council, which embraces
Scouting activities in Reidsville,
Roxboro, Leaksville, Spray, Burl
ington, Graham, Haw River, etc.
The Scouts thq[mselves have run
the camp this year. The counselors
are Scouts drawn from the Troops in
the District. A self reliant lot, the
set the pace, and thei campers fol
Too, the camp has enjoyed facili
ties this year not at their disposal
before. The lake at camp, a gift of
the P. W. A., is one of the vtery
finest around. The new, natural log
lodge, a beauty in any camp, is also
a gift of the P. W. A.
But the spirit in camp was not
the gift of any outside organization.
Aided and abetted by excellent
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 23RD, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
JOINT MEETING OF
TWO CIVIC CLUBS
Will Meet Monday Night to
Hear Plans Discussed For
The Rotary and Klwanls clubs of
Roxboro will Monday night
at 6:30 p. m. in the Community
House for the purpose of hearing
about the proposed Country Club
for the people of this county.
The location has been gone over
by members of a committee and
everything has been given careful
consideration. The committee will
make a report of their finding at
this meeting Monday night.
The site at Loch. Lily has been
judged to be one of the best in
this community and if present plans
mature a fine club will result.
Plans are to have the old club
house repaired, tennis courts erect
ed, playgrounds and a golf course.
It will take time to do all of this,
but should nothing prevent people
here may be enjoying the club at
this time next year or even three
or four months before this time.
SIX HELD IN JAIL
IN SOUTH BOSTON
Expect Trial to Take Place
Within a Few Weeks. Trail
Led First to Richmond.
Joseph Williams, Jeter Hender
son, John Daniels, William Wells,
Mike and Taylor Camp
bell are being held by Virginia
authorities in connection with the
bank robbery in South Boston a
week or two ago. It is thought that
they will be tried within the next
According to a statement given
the South Boston News Tuesday
morning by J. Ross Nolan, member
of the South Boston Police Force
and finger print expert who was
active in the investigation of the
robbery from the first, the authori
ties, acting on information gained
from witnesses whose names are
not devulged, and other clues pick
ed up there soon after the robbery,
the chase started with tracing a
man who was known to have been
driving Henderson’s car. The trail
led to Richmond where Sheriff Tune
and Nolan, with the aid of Detec
tives Wright and Anthony of the
Richmond Polidq Department, found
the name of the man they were
looking for to be Joseph Williams,
a resident of that city.
He was arrested and later the]
above named men were all arrested
in the same connection.
AB BARNETTE INJURED
Ab Barnette, colored citizen of Rox
boro, was seriously Injured when
struck by an auto yesterday about
He was rushed to a hospital in
Durham at once.
The car was driven by Dudson
Dunn of Roxboro. Many who saw
the accident termed it unavoidable.
leaders and excellent surroundings,
it was the spontaneous expression
of boys who wqre having a good
time, and getting something done
The directors who headed the
camp were Scout Executive “Pat”
Patterson, Executive’s Assistant,
Ivan Wetmore, and waterfront man
Clem Lipscomb, who is, incidental
ly, headmaster of the Prospect Hill
No boy ever had himself a good
time doing nothing. If the record of
tests passed and Scouting advance
is reviewed; or if the record of
“Sinkers” turning into “Beginners,”
and “Beginners” becoming “Swim
mers” is looked at then it is
easy to understand why Camp
Cherokee has had such a successful
season. It is then easy to see why
the outstanding thing one notes at
the camp is the spirit of pep and
“go to it” that prevails.
C. A. HINES TO SERVE
ON COMMITTEE FOR
STUDY OF LIQUOR
Committee Will Study Liquor
Control Situation Over En
tire State. Majority of Mem
bers Are Very Dry.
Governor Ehringhaus Saturday
afternoon appointed his commission
to study the control of alcoholic bev
erages in North Carolina, and Rep
resentative Victor S. Bryant, of
Durham, who introduced the bill
three days before the long session
of the 1935 general assembly was
adjourned, was made chairman of
the commission on which Charles
Hines, of Greensboro, will serve.
More on account of the subject
than of the functions of the com
mission, this body is important. It
held and has held more than a year
the largest interest in the public
appraisal. It was thought when the
general assembly of 1935 adjourned
May 11, the commission would be
immediately named as the legisla
ture went home with the 17 liquor
store county bills. But Governor
Ehringhaus took his time about
picking his commission. He would
not namq it during the governor
Others on the committee are L. R.
Varser of Lumberton, Roland F.
Beasley, John M. Robinson of Char
lotte, Thomas W. Raoul of Asheville
and Lee L. Gravely of Nash County.
C. A. Hines on this committee is
well known in Person County.
FOR W. WEAVER
I Heart Trouble and Complica
j tions Given as Cause of Death.
Funeral services were held Fri
day, July 17, for Mr. William Weav-
I er, 78, who died at his home in the
| Allensville; community at 3:10 p. m.
Thursday, July 16, 1936. Heart
trouble and complications caused
dea'th, which occurred after |eight
months of illness.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Minnie Brown Weaver, five sons,
Willie, Ed, Garland, Joe and Lonnie
I Weaver, five daughters, Mrs. Es
telle Harris, Mrs. Fannie Gates,
Mrs. Mary Brann, Mrs. Thenia
Chambers and Mrs. Hattie Lou Oak
Funeral services were conducted
from Surl church at 2 o’clock p. m.
Friday, July 17, 1936, with Elder
| Lex Chandler officiating.
I Pallbearbfs were Henry Brann,
j Ruffin Clayton, Jess Evans, Dorsey
Day, Ben Harris and Jim Evans.
Interment followed in Surl church
cemetery immediately after funeral i
CONTRACT FOR NEW
Expected That Work Will Start
at Once. Site Has Been Clear
ed and is Ready for Building.
The Upchurch Co., of Montgom
ery, Ala., placed the low bid on'
the government postoffice building
1 for Roxboro and work will prob- j
ably start in a short time. The bid |
placed by this company was $51,711.
The new building will be modern
in * every detail and will be a de
cided asset to the city and county.
The site upon which this building
will be placqd is ready for con-j
Just how long it will take sor |
the actual work is not known, but;,
at any rate it appears that the
new building will be ready as soon ,
as the work can be completed.
The building will bq on the corn
er lot of Main and Academy streets.
NOTICE OF SERVICE
AT LONG MEMORIAL
There will be a church school
Service at 11 o’clock Sunday morn
ing at Edgar Long Memorial church.
The service will be conducted by
the Superintendents of the various
divisions of our Sunday School.
The children will have their part
in this service.
W. A. SERGEANT,
APPOINTED TO AN
Appointed Chairman of Public
Education Comm ittee o f
American Bankers Associa
G. C. Hunter, local banker of
Roxboro, was recently appointed
as chairman of the Public Education
Committee of the N. C. Bankfers
Association which is a branch of
the American Bankers Association.
The N. C. Bankers Association is)
divided into ten groups and Mr.
Hunter will appoint chairmen for
The purpose of the Educa
tion Committee is to inform school
students, members of civic organi
zations and other groups of the dif
ferent changes in banking and
banking laws and also to foster and
support chapters of the American
Institute of Banking. Study groups
are also formed in large cities for
teaching various phases of banking
and banking laws. There are a
number of schools in this
) state. The nearest to Roxboro is
. Durham. Last winter Messrs. J. B.
Riggsbee and E. B. Craven attend
ed this school. About 60,000 Junior
Bankers attend thesfc. schools ov
er the U. S. and the course requires
I five years for completion,
ti Mr. Hunter plans an active cam
paign for public education concern
i; ing banking.
Next Association to be Held at
Shiloh Church Near Roxboro.
The annual Primitive Baptist As
sociation was held at Eno Primi
tive Baptist church, near Bragtown,
Durham County, N. C. on Satur
day, Sunday and Monday, July 18,
. 19 and 20th.
Large crowds from every sur
rounding section attended. Many
1 families camped on the church
! grounds and attended each and
every service which was held. Those
who attended the. Association
reported excellent preaching by
ministers of the Lower Country
Line Association as well as visiting
ministers from various Associations.
The next Asociation will be held
at Shiloh church which is located
about six miles north of Roxboro.
The introductory sermon was
preached at 11 o’clock Saturday
morning by Elder M. D. Teasley, of
Durham, N. C. At 1 o’clock that
afternoon the Association met in
the church where all business was
transacted. At this time Mr. F. D.
Long was re-elected Moderator of
the Association and Mr. J. J. Whit
ley was re-elected Clerk.
Preaching was held in the morn
ing, afternoon and night of each of
the three days. There were 35 visit
ing ministers. Five home ministers
made a grand total of 40 ministers
of the gospel attending. Several
preachers came from a distance.
Elders J. C. Sikes, of Texas and
Wright Clayton, of Kentucky, were
included in this list.
Thirty-three sermons were preach
ed on the grounds during the week
end. Nearly one hundred tents
were on the grounds which j
were well lighted. Excellent order I
was preserved throughout the meet-1
MISS MARY NICHOLS AT *
METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
Miss Mary Nichols, of the Insti
tutional Church of Kansas City,
Mo., delivered a splendid talk at
the Methodist Sunday School last
Sunday. A large; crowd was pres
ent to hear this talk by Miss
Nichols and all regarded it as one
of the best.
At the present time Miss Nichols
is spending her vacation in Rox
W. M. S. CIRCLES TO MEET
The W. M. S. Circles of the First
Baptist church will meet Monday
afternoon at 3:30 o’clock as follows:
Circle No. 1 with Mrs. J. H. Bass.
Circle No. 2 Picnic at Loch Lily
at 5:30 o’clock.
Circle No. 3 with Mrs. R. L. Wil
Circle No. 4 with Mrs. Robert
PAUL CASHWEL TO
Receives Splendid Promotion
That Will Take Him to Zebu
lon, To Leave in About a
Paul Cashwell, one of the most
popular managars for Carolina
Power and Light Company ever to
be in Roxboro, has received notice
that he is to be transferred to Zebu
lon, N. C. This comes in the way
of a promotion to Mr. Cashwell a9
the office there serves a much larg
er territory than this office do>es.
He will leave Roxboro in about a
Roxboro people are glad to know
that Paul has received a promotion,
but thqy regret the fact that he
and his wife will leave Roxboro.
Mr. Cashwell stated in an inter
view this week that he liked Rox
boro better than any city that he
had qver lived in and that he hated
to leave here.
He will be succeeded by Mr. Isley
of Dillon, S. C. who comes here
NEW POLICY TO BE
ADOPTED BY LOCAL
Will Use Home Talent and Re
duce the Price of Admission
to All. Issue Call to All Who
Care to Box.
MAY HAVE CONSTANT
The local boxing promoters have
decided to adopt a rfqw policy in
regard to the exhibitions that will
be staged here in the future. They
have decided to use all local talent
and reduce the price of admission
to 25c for general admission and
10c for ringside. All children under
12 years of age will be admitted
for ten cents.
For the past six or seven fights
the people of this county have not
been turning out for thfe engage
ments and the promoters feel that
this might be due to the total price
of 50c that 'was required for a ring
side Seat and also to the fact that
the people were not interested in
boxers who did hot live around,
All boys, and men too, who feel
that they can box and would like to
try are urged to leave their names
and addresses at the Times and
those in charge; will try to see that
they land a place on a program.
The next program will probably
be on August Bth. Local talent will
be used. There will be one bout, a
fre'epfor-all, with six or seven col
ored boys blindfolded, and four or
five other bouts. About 25 rounds
will be staged each night.
The promoters hope to have
fights every othqr week on Satur
This new policy is not defi
nite for any length of time. If it
does not meet with favorable re
action the old policy and old price
will bte reverted to.
First Day Os Roxboro Curb
Market Is Decided Success
Eighteen Farmers Sold Produce
Last Saturday Morning and
Received the Sum of Sixty
five Dollars in Cash.
MANY PRODUCTS OFFERED
BY PERSON CO. FARMERS
Last Saturday was the first day
of the Roxboro Curb Market and it
was pronounced a decided success
from every standpoint. Eighteen
farmers brought produce for sale
and they rtepeived the sum of sixty
five dollars in cash for their pro
Things offered for sale were:
chickens, eggs, butter, snap beans,
butter beante, okra, beets, carrots,
onions, corn, tomatoes, cabbage,
squash, cucumbers, honey, peaches,
hams, side meat, canned goods and
Approximately ten more fanners
are expected this Saturday morn
ing arid they will probably offer
an even larger variety of country
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 23, 1865,
Gen. Booth founded the
PIONEER TO BE
MITCHELL & HESTER
Recent Rains Have Helped Per
son County Crop and Indica
tions Point to a Good Price.
Another announcement come*
this week concerning the operation
of one of Roxboro’s leading ware
houses. The Pioneer will operate as
usual and will be managed by Bob
Hester and T. T. Mitchell. These
two men are capable warehouse
men and are very popular in this
It is presumed that all four ware
houses will operate in Roxboro this
year and since the recent rain it is
thought that this county will pro
duce a nice crop of tobacco.
The general opinion is that to
bacco will be higher this year than
last year. Many sections of the to
bacco belt report a short crop and
a crop that is not so good. The crop
here may be a little short, but the
quality should be there.
Farmers are already curing in
some instances and fires will be
under the barns from now on.
IN LOCH ULY SUNDAY
Rescue Workers Forced to Dive
For the Body Which Was
Rescued in a Few Minutes.
Henry Thomas Smith, 17-year-old
son of Jessie P. and Ida Smith, of
Harmony, Va., was drowned in
Chub Lake about 5:30 o’clock Sun
day afternoon. Young Smith was
swimming alone when he was heard
to call for help. Due to the fact that
he was under water, rescue work
ers werq forced to dive for the body
which was brought to the surface
only a few minutes after the call,
but nothing could be done to bring
Surviving are his father and
mother, two brothers, Roy and
Richard Smith, three sisters, Myr
tle, Pauline and Madie Smith, all
of Harmony, Va.
Funeral services were conducted
from Harmony Methodist church
on Monday, July 20th at 4 o’clock
p. m„ with Rey. Harroll, assisted
by Rev. Sawyer, officiating.
Pallbearers were Pell Morris,
Smith, Ernest Long, Ken
dall Long, Thomas Walker and
Flower bearers were Shirley
Walker, Louise Reagon, Lois Trick
ery, Nannie Jones, Odell Warren
and Ollie Smith.
Interment was made in Harmony
Methodist church cemetery immedi
ately following funeral services.
SPAIN IN REVOLT
Madrid Three Premiers in 24
hours failed to stay the wave of
rebillion sweeping through Spain,
aided by forces being sent across
the Mediterranean from Spanish
Morocco, which is entirely in the
hands of the rebels. The Govern
ment is arming labor in an effort to
put down riots in the larger cities.
All of the Vegetables that are
sold are fresh vegetables. They are
picked the same day that they are
Mrs. P. L. Thomas, who has
charge of this project, stated that
she was well pleased with the first
day. One hundred and fifty cus
tomers bought from the curb mar
If any others wish to sign up
they may do so by getting in touch
with Mrs. P. L. Thomas, Roxboro,
The location of the market has
been changed to the Hyco Ware
house, side entrance facing Main
ELDER CLAYTON TO PREACH
Elder Wright Clayton, of Ken
tucky, will preach at the Roxboro
Primitive Baptist church tonight at
7:30 o’clock. The public is cordially