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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 vm. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER THREE
WAR DISTURBS EUROPE
Paris, France The civil war in
Spain has reached proportions
where a chain of circumstances
might well endanger thq peace of
Europe. While Franco has appealed
to Great Britain and Italy for an
agreement of neutrality toward the
Spanish belligerents, a considerable
section of French public opinion fa
vors the shipment of arms and mu
nitions to the Socialist Spanish
Government for use against the re
bellious Facists who are believed
to have the sympathy, perhaps the
help of Italy.
OLYMPIC RECORD SMASHED
Berlin, Germany —ln the world’s
largest stadium before; Chancellor
Hitler, 110,000 spectators witnessed
the opening of the largest Olympiad
in history, with 500 athletes from
all over the world in attendance. In
winning the shotjput, Hans Woelike
gave the Reich the first men’s
track and field champion in Olym
pic records. In the 100 meters semi
finals, Jesse Owens, American neg
ro, set a new mark of 0:10.2. Cor
nelius Johnson, another American
nqgro, broke all high-jump records.
LABOR LEADERS ON TRIAL
Washington, D. C. Twelve un
ions allied with John L. Lewis and
the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca in the organization of the new
Committee for Industrial Organiza
tion are on “trial” before the exec
utive council of the American Fed
eration of Labor for “insubordina
tion” in conducting union activities
outside of the Federation’s control.
CATHOLIC CONVERTS SCORED
New York City Although the
Official Catholic Directory takes
pride in.announcing the admission
of 63,454 converts to the church
last year, Mary E. McLoughlin,
writing in the Jesuit weekly “Amer
ica” under the title of “Those Ter
rible Catholic Converts,” scores the
newcomers from other religions as
'‘intoxicated with the certitude and
beauty of the church, her ceremony,
her saintly members dead and liv
ing and must needs be up and do
ing, writing or preaching or soap
boxing, bent on shaming us or at
least arousing us from our lethar
AMIABLE TEACHER CRITICISED
Pittston, Pa. Charging that 60-
year-old Anthony Munley, master
of a nearby village school, spared
the rod td the neglect of his class
es, a group of parents protested.
They wanted a more generous ap
plication of corporeal punishment.
“Hq ain’t teached ’em right,” ex
ploded a protesting parent. “My wo
man had to go to the school to trim
my Stanley, and then Professor
Munley wouldn’t let her lick him
with the strap she had.” The school
board ended the matter by pointing
out that the code prohibited whip
FUMBLING THE BALL
Detroit, Mich.—Scenting too much
speechmaking, 17 members of the
Detroit Tiger’s baseball squad failed
to accept an invitation to be guests
of honor at a banquet tendered 400
automobile dealers by the) Chevro
let Motor Company. Six members,
however, responded, and in addition
to a good dinner and a souvenir pen
and pencil set, each received an
SBOO de luxe sedan for his trouble.
CLASS I RAILROADS PROSPER
Washington, D. C. During the
first six months of the year, the
Class I railroads of the country in
greased their net operating revenue
by more than 22 per cent. On June
Ist rates were reduced to 2 dents
per mile, and during the month of
June, first full month at the lower
ed rates, the net operating revenues
increased 47.5 per cent, more than
double the ratio of the other five
months of the half-year.
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V FASHIONS DECREE FOR BERLIN OLYMPICS
The** are the official aniforau for itreet and sport* wear by contestants
[ participating in the 1936 Olympics which opened at Berlin, Germany,
_ last week. More than 300 American athlete* are among contestants.
Fair Association Decided To
Hold Annual Cattle Show
Will be Put on For Three Days
of Fair Week With Large List
of Prizes for Best Cattle. State
College Experts to Act as
R. L. PERKINS AND KEN
NITH LONG TO BE IN
The annual Person County cattle
show will be staged this yfear un
der the auspices of the Person
County Fair Association. Mtessrs. R.
; L. Perkins and Kennith Long will
be in charge of the cattlfe exhibit.
A large list of prizes will be offer
ed and everything points to a suc
The cattle show will be, held for
three days of fair week and will
probably take place on Oct. 7-8-9.
The exact dates will be announced
latqr, but these dates' will probably
hold. Judging will take place on |
Thursday of Fair Week and will be
done by experts from State College.
All of the cattle will be placed in
one large tent on the’fair grounds.
Everything points to the best show
in this line ever to be put on again.
It is also understood that the fair
association will sponsor a chicken
show or exhibit in connection with
WOMAN’S CLUB TO
GIVE SHOW FRIDAY
Amateur Program, Beauty Con
test and Many Other Interest
ing Events to Take Place.
A three-in-one program of inter
est to all will be presented by the
Roxboro Woman’s Club on Friday,
August 7, at the high school. A'
Shirley Temple pageant will be put
on for the pleasure of the children;
the winner receiving a Shirley
Temple dress. An amateur program
will be staged, open to all would -
be competitors, a beauty contest, in
which “Miss Roxboro” will be se
lected, will be put on. Those who
are fortunate enough to win will
have their expenses paid to the
State-Wide Beauty Show this fall.
The girl that wins first place in the
Bfeauty Pageant will go to the
State Contest, all expenses paid,
and a free screen test. The winner
in the Amaitejur Contest will go to
the State Contest, all expenses paid,
and a radio audition over such sta
tions as WWL, in New Orleans,
WLW, Cincinnati, WGN, Chicago,
111. Honorable mention will be made
of second and third place winners
in each contest.
ROXBORO TO HAVE
NEW BEAUTY SHOP
Work is now in progress on the
new Beauty Parlor to be opened in
the basement of Harris & Burns
store. Mr. Rufus White will be pro
prietor of the place which will be
ready for business in about two
Every Coat and Dress from Spring
to Winter On Sale.
You will buy when you see the
good style and value.
R. A. ISLEY ASSUMES
DUTIES IN ROXBORO
Paul Cashwell Promoted to Man
ager of Office of Carolina
Power and Light In Zebulon.
Mr. R. A. Isley, of Dillon, S. C.,
has arrived in Roxboro where he
will succeed Mr. Paul Cashwell as
manager of the Roxboro Division
of the Carolina Power and Light
Company. Mr. Cashwell, who has
been manager of the local division
for two years, has been made man
ager of the Zebulon Division of
Carolina Power and Light Com
pany and has already assumed his
duties as manager in that city. Al
though the citizens of this town re
i gret exceedingly to lose Mr. Cash
well, they warmly welcome Mr.
Isley into their midst. The Carolina
Power and Light Company enjoys
the reputation of always sending
their bqst to Roxboro.
Mr. Walker Bourne, who was
manager for this company in Rox
boro before Mr. Cashwell, is now at
Hamlet, N. C.
E. L CLOYD TO BE
HERE AUGUST 24TH
Kiwanians Met at Allensville
Church Last Monday Even
ing, Oak Grove Next Week.
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club met
at Allensville Methodist church last
j Monday night wHqre they enjoyed
a wonderful picnic supper.
The program, an advertising con
test, was in charge of Russel Mur
ray. Hugh Sawyer was the winner
in the contest being ablq to trace
advertising slogans to the adver
tisers better than any other Kiwani
During the summer months the
Kiwanis Club has been taking its
meals in the country and will prob
ably continue this plan for a few 1
weeks. Next week they will dine
at Oak Grove church.
Mr. E. L. Cloyd, Lieutenant Gov
ernor of the Fifth Division, will be
present with the Roxboro Club on
August 24, and vlill address the
MR. ALLEN FINISHES COURSE
Mr. Herbert Allen, of this city, 1
has recently finished a course in 1
Barbering at Winston-Salem, N. C. I
and is now with the Comer Barber 1
Shop. Mr. Allen is working in the|
capacity of his father, the late W. '
B. Allen, who was proprietor of •
the shop prior to his death.
MISS MERRITT ACCEPTS
Miss Eglantine Merritt has accept- j i
>qd a temporary position in Stokes ]
County as Superintendent of Wei- 1
fare. This position will last for six '
weeks during the time the regular :
superintendent is attending sum
mer school at U. N. C. J
Much Improvement Being Made
In Roxboro High School.
School buildings in Person Coun
ty are being repaired. Roxboro
high school has been given an in
side and outside paint job as well
as roof repairs. Longhurst school
will have a completq new roof. A
new roof has been placed on Bethel
Hill high school. Two new rooms
have been completely renovated at
Allensville high school. All the
double desks have been removed
and single ones installed. Other
new furniture, including new Home
Economics furniture will be added
before school begins. Roof and
general repair work will be done
on Cunningham, Hurdle Mills and
Olive Hill schools. School desks
will be added to these schools as
needed. Two hundred new seats
have been placed in the Mt. Tirzah
school auditorium, and other new
furniture will be added to the
Three or four negro schools of
the one and two room type will be
built. A considerable amount of
furniture will bg added to these.
Some general repair work will also
be done among these schools.
The new buildings at Bushy
Fork, Helena and Roxboro are prac
tically complete. New furniture in
every room will be completely in
stalled by August 25th. Much of
this furniture is already in the
buildings ready for installation.
With thepe new buildings, new
equipment, additions and a splen
did corps of teachers, Person Coun
ty should have a splendid school
year this year.
ROXBORO NO LONGER
A ONE-HORSE TOWN
Some time ago the city of Rox
boro purchased a white horse to
pull a trash wagon. The State pap
ers grasped the opportunity to
write up on the front pages of their
papers that Roxboro was a “one
horse-town.” They can no longer
point a finger at Roxboro and say
that it is a one-hor4q-town, as the
horse died last night. It was stated
by the city manager, James C. Har
ris, that the horse died of colic. He
further stated that the city was in
the market for another horse as it
is the cheapest way to move trash.
Mrs. J. T. Newton, who has been
a patient at Rainey hospital, Bur
lington, N. C., for the past two
weeks, has returned to her home
here and is reported to be resting
Home Talent Boxing Program
To Be Staged Saturdag Bight
Twenty-Two Rounds Will Be Offered In AH And At Reduced Ad
mission Prices. Main Bout To Go For Six Two- Minute
What should prove to be an ex
cellent boxing attraction will be
staged Saturday night in the Win
stead Warehouse at Roxboro.
This program will differ from the
others in that all home talfent will
be used. There will be no boxers
from places other than Person
County. The price of admission has
bepn reduced and more bouts will
be on the card.
The main bout of six two-minute
rounds will be between Irvin
Tharington of Ca-Vel and Victor
Hargis of Bushy Fork. Both of these
boys weigh around 170 pounds and
hav<q enough power to kill a mule.
The grudge match will be be
tween Basil Young and “Smut”
Newcomb. Both of these fellows
are good boxers and they havte a
slight difference that they will set
tle in the ring Saturday.
Joe King will battle Henderson
I Monday. They have fought each
'other before and they always pro
| duce a good scrap. It will probably
be the samq way Saturday night.
Matt Long of Hurdle Mills will
box Rufus Poole of Rougemont for
four two-minute rounds.
The colored bout will be between
James Boston and 800 key Rogers.
Georgia Tobacco Prices
Better Than Last Year
However, Georgia Values Are
© NZWB WEES
% HE SAVED HIS KING # i
Anthony Gordon Dick, London
salesman, who, as special constable,
knocked pistol from hand of man
1 tbreateninf King Edward VIIL
, R. C. MERRITT NOW
VICE - PRESIDENT
r Stockholders of Ficklin Tobacco
Co. Greenville, Met Last
Week; Promoted Former Rox
-1 boro Citizen.
R. C. Merritt, w<qll known Rox
boro native, but now of Greenville,
N. C., was last week, elected vice
' president of Ficklin Tobacco Co.
Mr. Merritt has been with this com
pany for a number of years and
* heads the buying organization of
‘ the company.
5 Ficklin has buyers on a number
~ of markets in South Carolina,
Georgia and North Carolina, they
r also buy some tobacco on the Ten
' nessee market.
j Mr. Merritt recently spent his va
* cation in Roxboro, but left last
" week for Georgia. This year he will
i be on the market at Fairmont, N.
1 C. and latqr at Greenville, N. C.
Prior to the time that he was
* with Ficklin Tobacco Co. he was
with E. V. Webb and Co. of Kins
i MRS. FEATHERSTON WINS
) Mrs. J. M. Featherston, of this
* city, attended the Dolly Madison
1 Theatre on Wednesday bight and
won the Jack Pot of S4O.
Prices of admission have been re- <
f duced to twenty-five cents for gen- <
■ eral admission and ten dents for 1
ringside. Children under twelve get
i in for ten cents. I
l The complete card is: 5
4 2-minute rounds 5
i James Boston (Colored, 165 lbs.) t
Roxboro, N. C.
Booker Rogers (Colored, 160 lbs.) *
Roxboro, N. C. c
4 2-minute rounds
Basil Young ( 152 lbs.) Roxboro
“Smut” Newcomb (155 lbs.) Roxboro
4 2-minute rounds
Matt Long (126 lbs.) Hurdle Mills (
Rufus Poole (132 lbs.) Rougemont j
4 2-minute rounds
Joe King (135 lbs.) Roxboro
Henderson Monday (138 lbs.)
Semora, N. C. 1
6 2-minute rounds
Irvin Tharington (170 lbs) Ca-Vel
Victor Hargis (168 lbs.) Bushy Fork 1 ]
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 6, 1809,
Lord Alfred Tennyson was
I »»» ~ j o
I No Absolute Guarantee For
Washington, Aug. s—Opening pric
es for flue-cured tobacco, as reflect
ed in the first sales made on Georg
ia and Florida markets on Tuesday,
are even better than the very satis
factory prices received at the open
ing sales last year, according to of
ficial government figures made
Georgia prices always furnish
some indication of prices to be paid
later in the season, when markets
open in North Carolina, but in ttta
past prices in Georgia have been
very far from a perfect barometer
of North Carolina prices. Last year,
for example, satisfactory prices in
Georgia were followed by a steady
decline which brought prices to a
very unsatisfactory point about the
time of the North Carolina opening;
but the situation was later improv
In other years, notably 1934, the
market openepl in Georgia at a vary
unsatisfactory price, but prices
steadily improved and the season
was the best for growers as whole
have ever experienced, with the
sole exception of 1919.
Variety of Quality
The large companies which pur
chase the bulk of the tobacco either
for usiq in this country or for ex
port have always stressed varia
rtions in quality* as a reason for va
riation in price.
While farmers have frequently
# advanced other reasons, the varia-
tion of quality has universally been
recognized as an important factor.
In making public the figures in
detail for the market at Tifton, Ga.,
on thq opening day, and in com
ment on the Georgia situation gen
erally, the Bureau of Agricultural
Economics today indicated that im
’• provement in quality this year over
" that of last year has made the in
■J crease in price appear larger than
f it actually is.
The bureau made the following
'* “The markets for flife-cured to-
bacco, Type 14, opened in Georgia
August 4, with the general average
on the opening salqs a few cents
' higher than the season average for
J last year, according to the Bureau
. of Agricultural Economics.
“Indications are that this may be
due to a largqr proportion of the
s better grades than was true a year
s ago, since the improvement in pric
es on a grade basis is less marked.
A detailed report from the Tifton
market shows that the better grades
(Continued on Back Page)
1 LOYALTY MONTH
During August of 1935 the
Thompson Insurance Agency ac
cepted a quota of $50,000 production
in life insurance for the month.
With the cooperation of the people
of the County this quota was ex
The Home Office has requested
that w<e accept the same quota for
August of this year. Realizing the
need for protection and good in
vestments we have again accepted
this extraordinary quota. We can
only succeed by your support and
cooperation, and we sincerely so
We shall advise the public of our
position from week to week and if
you are contemplating increasing
your insurance program in the fu
ture, please do so this month.
A thermometer will be placed at
the entrance of our office so that
those interested may be informed of
THOMPSON INS. AGENCY
E. G. Thompson W. G. James
Coy E. Day.
W. M. S. TO MEET
Thq W. M. S. of the First Baptist
church will meet Monday afternoon
in the church auditorium at 3:30
o’clock. Circle No. 4 has change of
the program, the subject of which
is "A Summer Cruise Through
Home Mission Fields.” Circlq No. 3,
Mrs. Simpson, leader, led in attend
ance in July.
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Theo Clay
ton, of this city, a baby girl, on
: Tuesday, July 28, 1936.