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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.
WEE K 1
BUSINESS APPROACHES 1929
Washington, D. C. ln its eco
nomic review of the world cover
ing 1935, just released by the JDe
partment of Commerce, analyses
are produced to indicate that busi
ness gains were better sustained
last year than in any other year
since the peak in 1929.
POWERS WARN SPAIN
London, Eng. The death of a
second British subject at the hands
of Spanish rebels has created a
tense diplomatic situation between
the two nations. Germany has al
ready warned the Spanish Govern
ment against death or injury to
natives of the Reich resident in
PRESIDENT RETURNS TO
Hyde Park, N. Y. President
Roosevelt ended his vacation here
and proceeded to the Capital by
special train. His aides took issue
with a statement by Governor Lan
don’s campaign manager, John D.
M. Hamilton, to the effect that Mr.
Roosevelt, as President-elect, had
declined to meet President Hoover
to discuss the depression. They
point out that the Hoover-Roose
velt conferences took place prior to
the latter’s inauguration.
New York City ln the Trinity
Year Book, the Rterv. Dr. Frederic
S. Fleming, rector of Trinity church,
“richest parish in the world,”
states: “I seriously believe the
Christian church would once again
bring salvation to the world, and
begin to save its own soul, if it had
the wisdom and courage to declare
a moratorium on preaching for one
or two years.”
Washington, D. C. At a cost of
$3,382,069, WPA workers assigned
te the Treasury Department have
uncovered $16,494,811 additional
taxes owed to the Government in
income, alcohol and miscellaneous
levifcs that otherwise might have
been evaded. The Works Progress
Administration has just announced
that the 3,751,000 workers on Fed
eral relief jobs in March received
an average wage of $45.91 per
month. The Federal Home Loan
Bank announces that June build
ing was 51 per cfept higher than
May, 250 per cent better than June,
1935, and was greater than any
other month since the Fall peak of
A SWEET PAINT JOB
Norwich, N. Y. Shortly after
painting his houst; F. E. Lothridge
was dismayed at finding thousands
of insects hopelessly stuck in the
fresh paint. Investigation showed
that in the gloom of his cellar he
had mixed his paint with maple
syrup instead of oil.
WORLD’S YOUNGEST INDUSTRY
Washington, D. C. The Bureau
of Air Commerce reports a 32 per
cent gain in passenger travel by
air during the first six months of
the year and a jump of 78 ptex cent
in freight carried. Passengers num
bered 421,587; freight 2,911,775
pounds; miles flown 29,078,403. All
companies announce heavy new
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AUTO SUPPLY COMPANY TO
OPEN IN ROXBORO
A new auto supply company will
open a store in Roxboro at once
in part of the building that has been
used by the quality shop. A part
of this building has been cut off
from thq other making two sepa
It la understood that they will
handle auto accessories.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
POST OFFICE JOB
TO REQUIRE 210
DAYS FROM NOTICE
Expected That Work Will Start
In Very Short Time And
Should Not Require Full 210
Frank W. Hancock, representa
tive from this district, is in receipt
of the following message from the
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
August 6, 1936
Hon. Frank W. Hancock, Jr.
House of Representatives.
Dear Mr< Hancock:
It is a pleasure to advise that I
am just in receipt of a letter dated
August sth from the Procurement
Division, Treasury Department,
stating that the contract for con
struction of the post office at Rox
boro, N. C., was awarded on July
31, 1936, to the Upchurch Construc
tion Company of Montgomery,
Alabama, and calls for completion
within 210 calendar days from the
date of receipt of notice to pro
With kindest personal regards, I
Yours very truly,
SMITH W. PURDUM,
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen.
MRS. C. S. ASHLEY
DIED TUES. P. M.
Had Been in Declining Health
for Years, but Critically 111 for
Only Two Weeks.
Mrs. Rosa Rogers Ashley, 50, wife of
Cornelious S. Ashley, died at her
home in Helena at 3 o’clock Tues
day afternoon of a complication of
diseases. For a period of many
years Mrs. Ashley had been in de
clining health, but she was critical
ly ill for only two week before her
death. - *•
Surviving Mrs. Ashley are j?er
husband and one daughter, Mary
Lou; two brotheirs, J. H. and G. W.
Rogers, of Varina, and three sisters,
Mrs. J. E. Fletcher, of Apex, Mrs.
Obe Tingen and Miss Lucy Rogers,
Funeral services were conducted
at Antioch Baptist church by Rev.
N. J. Todd Wednesday afternoon
at 3 o’clock. Active pallbearers were
T. P. Noell, E. A. Brooks, W. A.
Wilson, W. R. Barton, and F. W.
Honorary pallbearers were A. J.
Terry, Charles Mcßroom, T. H.
Clay, Riley Brooks, Albon Teague,
W. A. Barton, W. L. Barton, J. F.
Timberake and R. J. Rogers. Flow
er bearers were nieces of the de
Interment was made in Antioch
church cemetery immediately fol
lowing the funeral services.
J. K. Stiles To
Head Mt. Tirzah
Elected Principal of this School by
School Board Yesterday.
Mr. J. K. Stilqp, of Brison City,
was elected principal of Mt. Tirzah
school at a meeting of the school
board yesterday. Mr. Stiles is a
graduate of Wake Forest College
and has practically completed work
leading to his M.A. degree. He has
had seven year’s experience as
principal of high schools.
The election of Mr. Stiles com
pletes a well rounded faculty for
this school and graduates of Mt.
Tirzah may enfey colleges on the
same basis of graduates from high
All vacancies in the schools of
this county have now been filled.
MR. SATTERFIELD MOVES TO
Mr. R. C. Satterfield has moved
to Milton, N. C. where he will make
his home with his brother, Mr. J.
A Gaston County farmer report
ed the otheir day that a field of
timber was on fire. The county
agent immediately notified the lo
cal CCC camp and in ten minutes
a crew of 35 men was beaded fori
35 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, 7 August, 1936
Mr. R. M. Spencer,
President, The Rotary Club,
Roxboro, North Carolina.
Dear President Spencer:
We were delighted to receive this morning several
copies of the special edition of the “Person County
Times.” What a fine piece of publicity. Certainly it will
serve a very definite purpose in acquainting the entire
community with the background of the two organiza
tions and the many worthwhile contributions the local
service clubs are making to the community. Congratu
lations to all those who had a part in making this special
edition possible. They did a fine job.
R. I. SECRETARIAT CENTRAL OFFICE
Charles M. Dyer
TWO ROXBORO BOYS
TO BE EAGLE SCOUTS
Bill Kane and Joe Blanks Have
Passed AH Tests and Are Now
Eligible For This High Honor.
Bill Kane and Joe Blanks, two
Roxboro Scouts, have passed all of
the required tests and are now
awaiting their Eagle Scout badge.
The rank of Eaglq Scout is one of
the highest that can be obtained
in scouting. In recent years Rox
boro has had only one other scout
to obtain this rank—Matt Long.
In order to be an Eagle Scout one
must pass 21 merit badge tests as
well as many other things. It takes
a large amount of time and work.
Bill and Joe were Councilors at
Camp Cherokee this summer and
they performed their work in a very
PASSES STATE BAR
Mr. S. B. Davis, Jr., law student
of Duke University, recently passed
the State Bar' law examination and
is now ready to become a lawyer
in the true sense of the word.
Mr. Davis is a graduate of Wake
Forest College and later received
his legal training at Duke.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. B. Davis of this city and has
a brother who practices law in this
Large Crowd Present At
Boxing Exhibition Sat. Night
Joe King Won Decision From Hen
derson Monday. Two Fights Stop
ped on Account of Injuries to
NEXT BOUT TO BE HELD
LABOR DAY, SEPT. 7TH
Approximately three hundred
people were present at the Win
stead Warehouse last Saturday
night to witness the boxing exhibi
Joe King won a decision over
Henderson Monday. This fight was
stopped in the third round as Mon
had suffered a dqep cut on the in
side of his mouth. Basil Young won
a decision from “Smut” Newcomb
in a four round tilt. Young did a
nice piece of work and was com
plete master of the situation.
The fight between Matt Long and
Rufus Poole lasted about one min
ute before Long was cut over the
eye so badly that he could not con
tinue. The* fans were very anxious
to see this match as both boys are
among the best in their respective
NEAL PARIS JOINS
J. B. Riggsbee Comes Back
After Leave of Absence of
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club met
at Oak Grove church last Monday
night and enjoyed a meal that was
fit for kings and queens. A num
ber of the members of the club
brought their wiVqs or best girls.
Neal Paris of the Carolina Power
and Light Company was taken in
to the club. Hugh Sawyer instruct
ed him in the rules and regulations
and some things that were not in
J. B. Riggsbee received a warm
welcome back into the club after
an absence of several months.
Next Monday night the club will
meet at the Prospect Hill school
building where they will be served
a picnic lunch by the ladies of that
On Aug. 24th Lieutenant Gover
nor Cloyd of the sth Kiwanis Dis
trict will meet with the Roxboro
SIDNEY BRADSHER VISITOR
Mr. Sidney Bradsher, a former
Roxboro citizen, spent Wedrieday
in Roxboro. He and Mrs. Bradsher
are now making their home in
Victor Hargis deftated Huel Whit
field in the main bout of the even
ing. Hargis should class in the ring,
but was unable to land a blow that
had the proper amount of power
behind it. Whitfield’s second threw
in the towel in the fourth round.
The bout that furnished most
fun to the spectators was the first
one on the card between two col
ored boys, Ralph White and Loyd
Blackwell. These two boys fought
like tigers and did a fancy piece of
boxing and wrestling before the
bout was over. The decision was
i won by Blackwell, but he had a
hard time getting it.
The next boxing program will be
on Monday, Labor Day, September
' 7th, at nine o’clock in the Winstead
The promoters are very anxious
to get in touch with more boys who
would like to box. If you know of
any or if you care to be placed on
■ a card you are asked to leave your
name at the Times’ office. Boys
from every section of the county
are wanted and it is possible that
you may be pladejd on a program
in short order.
GUN SALUTE MARKS
lulogized As “Shell-Shocked Com
rade” Dying In Fight To Aid
Seattle, Aug. 11—A public fun
eral and a 17-gun salute today
marked the final rites for Represen
tative Marion A. Zioncheck, who
was eulogized as “a shell-shocked
comrade who died at the barricades
fighting to the very last for the
poor and the; dispossessed.”
Zioncheck died last Friday night
at the feet of his bride after a five
story plunge from his newly open
ed campaign headquarters. The
death was listed as suicide.
About 2,000 persons crowded into
the small auditorium where the
services Were held. They occupied
all available seats and standing
room. Another 500 stood outside.
Hundreds of others passed Zion
check’s brier before the services
In a setting of flowers given by
numerous of the city’s labor un
ions’ friends and family, the Rev.
Fred W. Shorter of the Church of
the people preached the funeral
“Marion Zioncheck was a casual
ty in a war greater in magnitude
and significance than the World
war, veterans of which found in
him their best friend,” the pastor
“His ve,ry last words revealed the
passion of his young life. ‘I have
tried,’ he said, ‘to improve the con
dition of an unfair economic sys
tem that holds no promise—even
a decent chance to survive, let
“He wag a sensitive man who
took life seriously. He took it so
seriously, indeed, that it crushed
With a congressional delegation
and Kenneth Romney, sergeant-at
arms of the house of representa
tives, attending, the auditorium in
which the service was held began
to fill in mid-forenoon. .The body
lay in a flag-draped casket guarded
by marines from the Sand Point
naval air station.
A military escort accompanied the
funeral cortege to the Evergreen
cemetery after the service, follow
ed by a long line of cars. A 17 gun
salute was fired by artillerymen at
Fort Lawton. The flag on the coun- j
ty-city building flew at half staff
during the afternoon.
G. C. Davidson To |
Enter Ins. Field
Will Represent Well Krpwn Life
Insurance Company and Later
Sell Fire Insurance.
G. C. Davidson, well known citi
zen of this county, has been named
by the Mutual Benefit Life Insu
rance Company as their representa
tive in this county. Mr. Davidson
has accepted this appointment and
entered upon his duties. In an in
terview yesterday he stated that he
expected to sell fire and other
forms of insurance latex. For the
present time he will center his ef
forts on life insurance.
iMr. Davidson is well known in
this section of the state and should
experience no difficulty in getting
a splendid start in his new work.
SKEET CLUB TO OPEN
The Roxboro Skeet Club, after
being closed due to the hot weath
"r, will reopen again Saturday aft
ernoon, to get in practice for the
State shoot to be held in High Point
September 11 and 12. All people in
terested in entering this shoot,
please get in touch with the High
Point or local club.
A large crowd is expected out
Saturday afternoon, and several of
the local shooters are raring to go.
The shooting will start promptly at
4:30 p. m.
MRS. J. T. NEWTON
DIED TODAY AT 2 P. M.
Mrs. J. T. Newton, prominent
lady of Roxboro, died at her home
on Court street about two o’clock
today. Mrs. Nfeprton had been ill
for several months.
Funeral arrangements had not
been made at the time this paper
went to press. Detoils will be given
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OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1818,
Lucy Stone, woman suf
iO TAKE PLACE ON
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
Winner Must Attend One of
Theatres on August 27 or 28
in Order to Receive Car.
The drawing for the new Chev
rolet auto to be given away by the
Palace and Dolly Madison Theatres
will take place on August 28. In
order to get this car your name
must be drawn from the barrel and
you must have attended one of the
theatres on Thursday, Aug. 27th or
Friday, Aug. 28th. At frist the man
agers stated that it was necessary
for a contestant to be present on
Friday, but they decided that it was
impossible for all of the people to
attend that day as the theatres
probably could not take care of the
crowds. That was the reason for
the extra day, Thursday.
A majority of the readers of this
paper understand the rules. Every
time a person has attended either
theatre on Friday their nam was
placed in a barrel. One name will
be drawn from the barrel on Aug.
28th, and if that person is present
or has attended either theatre on
Thursday, Aug. 27 or Friday, Aug.
28, he or she gets the new Chevro
If the person whose name is
drawn is not present or has not at
tended the theatres on the dates
named the drawing will take place
again the next Friday.
MISS LUCILLE LONG
“Miss Roxboro” Will Enter
State Beauty Contest to be
Held in Fall.
At the “Three-In-One” program
presented by Roxboro Woman’s
Club at the high school here Friday
night Miss Lucille Long was named
“Miss Roxboro.” Miss Audrey
Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Wright, of Ca-Vel, won in the
Shirley Temple Contest. Miss Fay
O’Briant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry O’Briarit, was winner in the
Amateur contest. Honorable men
tion went to Miss Faith Brooks,
daughter of Mir. and Mrs. Thomas
Brooks, in the Shirley Temple Con
test, and honorable mention in the
Amateur Contest went to Miss Mar
“Miss Roxboro” will enter the
state beauty contest to be held in
the fall and will be given a, screen
test. Winner of the Amateur Con
test is entitled to a radio broadcast
when she enters the state meet in
the fall. The winner in the Shirley
Temple Contest was given a Shir
ley Temple dress.
Judges for the contests were Mrs.
H. W. Puckett, Miss Jane Parker,
of Warrenton, and Mr. F. O. Carv
LIQUOR FLOWS LIKE WATER
Chief Oliver poured out 49 pinto
and 29 half of liqiijor on
Tuesday of this week. This liquor
was an accumulation of several
No accidents were reported dur
ing the time that the liquor was
NEW DIRECTORS OF THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Messrs R. H. Shelton and O. B.
Mcßroom were recently elected as
directors of the Roxboro Chamber
They take the places of Paul
Cashwell and Preston Satterfield.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Wright, of Ca-Vel Circle, twin boys,
on Sunday, August 9, at Watt’s
hospital, Durham, N. C. Both moth
er and sons are reported to be do
ing nicely. ,
VISIT RELATIVES IN GEORGIA
Messrs. G. M. Fox, Sr., G. M. Fox,
Jr., A. H. Fox, N. H. Fox and Reams
Long have returned from Calhoun,
Ga. where they visited in the homes
of Mr. C. V. McClure and Mr. Jeff
Fox for several days. While there
they attended a reunion of Hi*