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IF YOD WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUND YOU BEAD THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
VOLUME VHL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER SIX
i RUSSIA IMPOSES DEATH
Moscow, U. S. S. R. For plot
ting tty death of Stalin and other
Red leaders, 16 Bolshevists have
been sentenced to death, including
Kameneff and Zionviqff, formerly
high in Soviet councils. At the trial
all blamed their fate on the machi
nations of Leon Trotsky, former
Bronx tailor, who is in exile in
BRITAIN GETS SPAIN’S
Gibraltar Warships sped to the
help of the British merchant liner
Gibel Zerjon, which had been stop
ped for search by a Spanish cruis
er. A brief parity brought apolo
gies from the Spanish commander,
and the merchantman proceeded on
her way. Word received here indi
cates that the rebel army expects
to capture Madrid within a week.
QUEEN MARY MAKES RECORD
New York City Maintaining
an average speed of 30.01 knots, the
Queen Mary completed a western
crossing in 4 days, 7 hours and 12
minutes, winning the “Blue Ribbon
of the Atlantic” from the French
liner Normandie by 1 hour and 25
PWA IN PERIL
Washington, D. C. With only
$300,000,000 available for PWA pro
jects, covering labor costs only on
approved community improvements
.the continuance of the bureau’s op
erations awaits tty President’s re
turn to the White House. The ma
jor expenditures of Government re
lief work will go through the Works
Progress Administration, as insur
ing more immediate relief for
workers of all classes.
CHECK ON DROUGHT LOSSES
Hyde Park, N. Y. Administra
tion leaders laid before President
Roosevelt their estimates of the
; drought’s ravages. The corn loss is
800,000,000 bushels, leaving the low
eat yield in 55 years. The wheat
yield will be 79,476,000 bushels be
low normal. In 22 states the Depart
ment of Agriculture has certified
; 992 counties in need of aid; every
County in the Dakotas and Oklaho
ma. In all 2,000,000 individuals will
r need aid directly because of the
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| SOME DRIVING
ik"%. h- Stratat has a Ford car,
' Model A. Mr. Street has driven the
;«ame Car over 90,000 miles and he
* states that it is running as nice as
pM could wish. Hev expects to get
jMMlty'a JOO.OOO on it before trading
BPteen he will not trade unless he
fcCßfaens of Roxboro are request
gfl to use no more water than is
CITY OF ROXBORO.
|~'S AFETY I
iLfUi story was told of an ac
t-the -surgeons who are trying to
llfmfr and rebuild the crushed
mJbmken little body.” I wish
Igttt'ttrfery man and woman who
drive* an automobile in Roxboro
g|«siaUze or see an accident
i m iPt I feel that each one would
| My dedicate their very best
| elforto -toward accident preven
- f attar grown ups who have been
I fhMigh preventable accidents I
f iJpate these tyw words in the
I tyg that some good may be ac
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AR E BUSY CURING
Some Tobacco Growers Report
That They Are Raff
Through, But Majori
ty Not That Far.
Practically every tobacco bam in
this county is now full of tobacco
and a fire is burning in the flue.
Tobacco has been getting ripe late
ly and a large per cent of the crop
got ripe at the same time. When
this happens it makes it hard for
the farmers to cure it all as they
do not have enough barns.
A few report that they are half
through curing*tty crop for this
year, but not many are that far ad
vanced. In about three weeks a ma
jority of the farmers will be
The crop so far looks good, but
rain has been nfepded badly. To
bacco has been burning this week
and as a result bottom leaves do
not look so good.
The com crop of this county al
so needs rain. Ears are having a
hard time reaching mature growth
and the stalk is drying up.
The Roxboro market opens Oct.
sth with a complete set of buyers.
The crop that this county will offer
for sale is expectqd to be good, but
much depends upon the amount of
rain between now and next week.
Over 6qn million pounds of to
bacco has been grown in Person
County this year and local ware
housemen expect to sell a large per
dept of this crop. The average is
expected to be 25 cents or better—
if it rains.
175,000 MILES IN FIVE YEARS
Mr. Bunn Mcßrown, manager and
proprietor of the City Bus Com
pany knows something about driv
ing. For the past five years he has
been driving the bus between Ca-
Vel and the South end of Roxboro.
During this time he has used two
motors and frames under the same
body. He drove the first car 97,000
miles and he has driven the second
one 78,000 miles. This gives a total
of 175,000 miles in five years of
driving. During the five years he
has been absent from his job for
only four days.
PASS AND PERKINS
TO RUN PLANTERS
Assures Roxboro of Four Large
Warehouses for the Com
ing Season. Both Are
Messrs. Owen Pass and Jule Per
kins will run the Planters Ware
house this year. This building Was
recently purchased by Owen Pass
and it was not definitely known
who would run this house until
Both of the proprietors are ex
perienced warehousemen and know
how to operate a warehouse.
This bit of news assures Roxboro
of four warehouses, enough to care
for the needs of the people of this
section. All of the major companies
will have buyers here and every
thing points to a good season.
The other three houses have an
excellent force ready to start the
season in a big way.
DOLLAR DAY BPECIALB
Aubrey Long & Co. is featuring a
number of Dollar Day Specials in
today’s ad. Your attention is invited.
VISITORS IN ROXBORO
Mk, and Mrs. E. M. Fanning and
Emory, Jr., of Wilmington, Del.,
spent last Saturday night in Rox
boro. Mr. Fanning is now sales
manager for the alcohol division of
Du Pont Co. He is well remembered
in Roxboro where he taught school
VIRGINIA DARE BEAUTY SHOP
OPENS MONDAY MORNING
The Virginia Date Beauty Shop
will open for business on Monday
morning. Mr. Julious White, pro
prietor of this new place, stated
that everything was in readiness
for the formal opening. The shop,
lftfstod under Harris A pwni,
ok ns xma in itoxDoro.
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BOOK RENTAL PLAN
SUCCESS IN COUNTY
SCHOOLS IN 35-36
Authorities Will Materially In
crease Number of Books to
be Rented This Year.
TWO TEACHERS RESIGNED
The school book rental system of
Person County for last year com
pared favorably with the average
for the entire state. The aim now
is to materially increase the num
ber of books to ty rented this year.
The school books are now on hand
and will be available for rental on
the opening day. Books will be in
the hands of the teachers.
Tty store-room will be in the
same place as last year, at the rear
of the Lime Cola plant.
All books may be rented for the
year at one third of tty retail price
of the book.
Last year, contrary to the expec
tations of many, very few books
were lost or destroyed. Over S3OOO
worth of books were on hand and
only about $12.00 worth were des
troyed or lost.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. Ist, the
book room will be open to princi
pals from 9 a. m. to 12 noon.
Two teachers resigned from the
city schools this week, Mrs. Clyde
Bow'an, fourth grade teacher and
Miss Evelyn Buchanan, high
school teachep. So far there has
been no announcement regarding
the election of teachers to take
TO MEET SEPT. 6-7
GREENSBORO, N. C.
Memorial Service to be Held at
3 P. M. on September 6th.
Stag Smoker at
8 P. M.
The 7200 North Carolina Wildcat
Veterans will begin to move to the
scene of their first State Reunion
in Greensboro, N. C., September 6
Tty convention will open on Sun
day, September 6, with registrations
at the O’Henry and King Cotton
Hotels. A Memorial service will be
held at 3 p. m., Stag Smoker at 8
p. m. and a reception for the ladies
at the same hour.
Monday, September 7th, “Labor
Day,” the business session Vill be
held at) 9 a. m., a luncheon at 1 p.
m., an outdoor gathering and lunch
at 4 p. m., parade at 6 p. m. and
tty reunion will close with a Mili
tary. Ball at 9 p. m.
At this reunion the State Depart
ment of North Carolina of the Na
tional Wildcat Veterans Association
will be established, and the Auxili
ary will also be formed, and every
North Carolina Wildcatter and his
ladies are cordially invited to at
Come over to Greensboro and
meet with your wartime buddies.
Hen Lays 67 Eggs
Since July Ist
Luray, Va., Aug. 23—C. L. Shuler,
farmer of Page county, is the own
er of a White Leghorn hen that
has laid 67 eggs since July 1.
During the 31 days of July the
hen laid 38 eggs. To the present
time in August she has laid 29 eggs.
On no one day while the count has
tyen going on was there less than
one egg produced by the hen.
Each of the other days, Mr. Shu
ler says, were busily occupied in
laying two eggs. The qggs have been
sold at an average price of 30 cents
per dozen. »
Though late for hatching purpos
es, the five and a half dozen eggs
were placed in incubators with the
hope that the hen would produce
offsprings of equally qgg-producing
Trap 'nests registered the fact
that there Is no mistake in the
number of eggs produtyd by the
hen. Mr. Shuler has refused S2O for
ill s lamea fZ?* •
Messrs. Kendall Street, Osby
Gentry, G. C. Davidson and
Charlie Wade Sang
Five or Six Numbers
NAT BROOKS, JR. MADE
HIT WITH TWO SONGS
Monday night of this week the
Roxboro Kiwanis Club was delight
fully entertained by a local quar
tette; composed of Messrs. Kendall
Street, Osby Gentry, G. C. David
son and Charlie Wade. This quar
tette made a distinct hit with the
club members who declared that it
was the best that had ever been
heard. On the same program was
Nat Brooks, Jr. Nat is a real singer
and the members were more than
pleased with the two numbers that
After the musical treat was over
the Kiwanians began talking about
the Roxboro tobacco market. About
ten Kiwanians spoke their opinions
about this markqt and told of the
things that they thought could be
done to make it a better market
All appeared to be very much in
terested and willing to go to work.
Lieutenant Governor E. L. Cloyd,
of this district, was scheduled to
speak at the meeting Monday night,
but due to a slight operation it was
impossible for him to be present.
The club meets at Frank Whit
field’s store at Bushy Fork next
MASS MEETING TO
BE HELD MONDAY
NIGHT AT EIGHT
Called by Secretary of Chamber
of Commerce in Interest of
Larger and Better To
bacco Market in
Hugh Sawyer, Secretary of the
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce,
has called a mass meeting of the
people of this city and county for
Monday night, August 31st. The
meeting will be held at 8 o’clock in
the courthouse and will be for the
purposq of creating more interest
in the Roxboro tobacco market.
Hugh expects to get different
ideas as to the best way of building
a bigger and better market here
and he would like to have over five
hundred at this meeting.
Roxboro can handle much more
tobacco than it has been selling and
the general idea seems to be to
sell more than we have been selling.
Four houses will operate here and
full representation from the major
companies will be on hand. The
market opens Oct. sth.
Everyone is invited to attend this
mass meeting. Something definite
may be decided and it will be to the
interest of all to build the market.
‘GOT ON MY NERVES,’ SHE
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 24—A moth
er today confessed tty murder of
her pretty sixteen-year-old daught
er whose body was found in a shal
low grave In the woods near Rich
mond Beach, Chief Criminal Depu
ty Sheriff O. K, Bodia announced.
The girl’s body was unearthed
from the grave today and she was
identified as Rose Clark. Mrs. Es
ther Clark, thirty-threteeyear-old
widow, and mother of the girl con
fessed, Bodia said.
“She was always wanting new
clothes, and she finally got on my
nerves," Mrs. Clark was quoted as
IN ROXBORO TOMORROW
Mr. Donald Mann, of the Durham
Sun, and Mr. Frank A. Pierson, Sec
retary of Durham Chamber of Com
merce will be business visitors to
LABOR DAY FIGHT
Promoters Will Feature Twenty
two Rounds of Boxing by
Local Talent. Bouts Will
be in Winstead
REDUCED ADMISSION STILL
REMAINS IN EFFECT
Labor Day in Roxboro will wit
ness one of the best local boxing
programs that the public has been
invited to see. Five bouts have been
arranged and every one is supposed
to furnish a large number of thrills
for those who attend.
There will be one bout between
colored boys. This bout will be the
first oty on the program and a
good bout between colored boys is
about the best you can have in the
way of real fun.
The other four bouts will be be
tween local boys who have had a
large amount of ring experience
and don’t mind mixing it up.
Twenty-two rounds will be offer
ed. The fights will be at the Win
stead Warehouse and will start
promptly at 9:00 p. m., Monday,
Sept. 7th, Labor Day.
The complete card may be found
on an inside page. Reduced admis
sion prices will remain in effect.
PACK BARN INSURANCE
It appears that tobacco will un
questionably sell for a good price
this year. After storing tobacco in
the pack barn you arq assured of
a certain amount of money unless a
fire occurs. Fire can wipe out your
year’s work within a very short
while. In order to protect yourself
against this hazard, We offer pro
tection to our friends and present
customers at the following rates:
$15.60 per SIOOO for three months.
$19.50 per SIOOO for four months.
We shall be pleased to write this
insurance on credit for farmers who
will pay us immediately after they
sell some tobacco.
THOMPSON INS. AGENCY
E. G. Thompson W. G. James
MAYOR DAWES TO
DRAW LUCKY NAME
Drawing Will Take Place at Ap
proximately 9:30 P. M. at
Palace Theatre. Pleople
Are Requested to At
tend on Thursday if
DRAWING TAKES PLACE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH
R. B. Dawes, mayor of Roxboro,
will draw the lucky name for the
new Chevrolet car to be given
away by the Palace and Dolly
Madison Theatres. The drawing
will take place at the Palace The
atre on Friday night of this week,
August 28th. If the person whose
name is drawn is not prepent at
either theatre or has not attended
either theatre on Thursday, Aug.
27 or Friday, Aug. 28 the drawing
will take place again the next Fri
day. In order to win you must at
tend one of the theatres on Thurs
day or Friday.
Thousands of people ere expect
ed to attend the local theatres to
day and tomorrow. Not many
people whose name is in the barrel
are willing to take a chance on not
being present. The chances are that
someone will get the car the first
The theatres will be open Thurs
day and Friday mornings and will
be open the entire afternoon of
both days running through' the
Manager Kirby strongly urges as
many people as possible to attend
on Thursday as hundreds of people
will be trying to get in Friday.
Thosq who can’t get seats will be
requested to buy tickets and stand
MISS LONG TO RETURN
Miss Oveida Long, who landed
after a trip from Europe last weak,
is expected home tomorrow from
Boston, Ifesfc, where she has been
OF YEARS AGO *
Thursday, August 27, 1821,
First gas street lights;
ROXBORO NOW USING
960,000 GALLONS OF
WATER EACH DAY
Five Years Ago Only 292,000
Gallons Were Used Per Day.
Population is Rapidly
CITY TO PURCHASE
SUPPLIES IN CO-OPERA
TION WITH OTHERS
Five long years ago Roxboro was
only a village or either the people
didn’t take many baths during the
day. Roxboro used only 292,000 gal
lons of water a day. Now Roxboro
uses 960,000 gallons of water in a
Many people remember when it
was almost impossible to get any
water in certain sections of the city.
Just a mere trickle would greet
them when they turned the water
on, but now everything connected
with the water system has been en
larged and improved and there to
The officials of Roxboro have de
cided to purchase a number of city
suppliep in co-operation with other
cities and thereby effect a saving.
The Municipal League will act as
the purchasing agent for these
cities. The first things to be bought
will be hose and water chemicals.
Georgia Leaf Crop
Average of 21.55 Cents Received—
-81,586,758 Pounds Sold During
Atlanta, Aug. 25—Georgia’s 1936
tobacco crop put $17,585,270.27 into
farmers’ pockets during the past
thrqe weeks of the auction season,
the state department of agriculture
It was the greatest amount ever
obtained for the crop in the state-
An average price of 21.55 cents a
pound was received for 81,586,758
pounds, Garland Bagley, agricul
ture department statistician, said.
Markets scattered through the
Georgia bright leaf belt began to
close this week with the auction
season scheduled to end in a fe\y
days. Saleg began August 4.
A record-breaking crop of 106,-
500,000 pounds in 1930 exceeded the
1936 poundage but the 1930 crop,
Bagley reported, averaged only 9.84
cents a pound.
Whiteville, Aug. 25 More than
500,000 pounds of tobacco brought
an average of $28.68 per hundred
No averages were available for
Loris, S. C., Aug. 25—Estimated
tobacco sales today were 100,008
pounds at $25 per
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Alvb
White, of Roxboro, Rt. 1, on Au
gust 22, a baby girl, Nancy Louise,
weight 9 lbs. Mother and child dol
MR. AND MRS. BURNS TO f
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Burns left
Tuesday for New York City where
they will spend some time on a
pleasure and business trip.
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Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Clayton left
this wqek for Blowing Rock, N. C.
Mr. Clayton won this trip as a re
ward for selling life insurance. He
represents the Equitable Life In
NEW GAS STATION I
A new Sinclair gasoline station is
now being constructed on the high
way between Roxboro and Jakng.
This will be a company owned sta
tion and will be very attractive.
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