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IF TOC WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUND YOU BEAD THfi PEBSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPEB FOB ALL THE PEOPLE OF PEBSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
VOLUME VHL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 : 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER SEVEN
NEWS I
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WEEK
SPANISH FACTIONS WARNED
Washington, D. C. Advised
that an unidentified plane had un
successfully bombed the U. S. Des
troyer Kane 38 miles off the Span
ish coast, the State Department has
warned both Government and Re
bel factions in Spain against further
attacks on American craft. The
Kane returned the fire but without
effect.
1L DUCE BOASTS OF STRENGTH
Rome, Italy ln a speech broad
cast from all Italian stations, Mus
solini reminded a huge crowd at
army manoeuvres that the Empire
was created not by diplomacy but
by wars, and that “we always, in
the course of a few hours and after
a simply order, can mobilize 8,000,-
000 men.”
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WOMAN MINISTER RESIGNS
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Port Washington, N. Y. Six
weeks after her marriage to Cap
tain Boerge Rohde, of the Danish
Royal Life Guards, Ruth Bryan
Owen, daughter of William Jen
nings Bryan, resigned her post as
Minister to Denmark. In her letter
to the President shq stressed a de
sire to work for his reelection as
s private citizen rather than as a
member of the Diplomatic Service.
SECRETARY DERN’S FUNERAL
Salt Lake City, Utah Although
not a member of the Latter Day
Saints, the late Secretary of War
George H. Dem was buried with im
pressive ceremonies at the Mormon
Tazernacleu A distinguished group of
Army officers, government officials
and political friepds, headed by
President Roosevelt, attended the
services.
FINCH-HITS FOR DAD
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Jamestown, N. D. lt was early
morning when the President's spe
cial train rolled through this town
and Mr. Roosevelt was asleep. But
“F. D., Jr.„ appeared on the rear
platform with a homey message for
the waiting crowd: “The (rid man is
sorry be can’t come out now, but
he will be through here again to
morrow morning and he’ll come out
and sdq you then.” At Des Moines
the President ended his study of
the drought area with a conference
of governors, including Alfred M.
Landon of Kansas, his Republican
opponent.
MADRID BOMBED BY REBELS
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Madrid, Spain For the first
time mice Napoleon’s invasion, this
city of 1,750,000, was bombed, this
time by rebels and from the air. A
large number of residents were in
jured and many historic buildings
damaged. “Spain has been erased
from Hie map of the world for 50
years,” lamented Count Alvaro de
Ramanones, Foreign Minister under
King Alfonso XIII.
LANDON BUSY CAMPAIGNING
Wichita, Kan. ln eight days,
Governor Landon traveled 2,880
miles, visited eight staftp, delivered
three formal campaign addresses
and sixty brief talks from the rear
platform of his private car. At
Chautauqua, N. Y., he bitterly at
tacked the theory of teachers’ oaths
of allegiance to Hie nation, a favo
rite measure of Wiliam Randolph
Hearst, one of his warmest backers.
: BIG BOOST IN BUSINESS
New York City An analysis
made by Standard Statistics of the
first half-yqar's repents of 400 cor
porations shows an increase of 82
per cent in company earnings over
the first half of 1935. Aircraft, ma
chinery, iron and steel, textiles,
wearing appaPql and building in
dustries gained more than 100 per
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THE GENTLEMAN REFUSED THE JUMP
As a consequence, Miss Jeanne Daniels shot gracefully over thA head
of “Bachelor’s Flower” at the Cohasset, Mass., Horse Show, and landed
luckily without a scratch.
MSS JANIE DIXON
IS AUTO WINNER
Name Was Drawn From Cage
at Palace Theatre Last Fri
day Night by R. B.
Dawes.
Miss Janie Dixon, eight year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt
Dixon, Ca-Vel, was winner in the
automobile contest recently staged
by the Palace and Dolly Madison
theatres of Roxboro.
Miss Dixon was present at thh
time of the drawing and received
the dar at once. Her name was
drawn from about eight or nine
thousand by R. B. Dawfcjs, Mayor
of Roxboro.
Approximately two thousand
people attended either the Palace
or Dolly Madison theatres on Thurs
day and Friday of last week.
The drawing took place at nine
o’clock.
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APPROPRIATION FOR
CITY POSTOFFICE
NOT TO BE RAISED
Job Was Originally Scheduled
to Cost $46,151 and Has
Already Been Increas
ed by $8,500.
WORK ALREADY STARTED
It is very evident at this time
that the post office department in
Washington, D. C. will not increase
the appropriation for the Roxboro
post office.
There has been considerable
pressure brought to bear upon the
officials in Washington to get them
to raise the amount of money that
had been appropriated for the job
here in order that Roxboro might
get a better building.
In a letter to Frank Hancock,
Congressman from this district, the
officials advised that $46,151 was
available for this job in the begin
ning for the construction contract
and that the lowest bid exceeded
this amount by $5,500 with a furth
er deficit of $3,000 for finishing the
basement. If was then nedessary to
ask for an augementation of funds
in the sum of $8,500 in order to
award a contract and permit the
project to proceed.
life department in Washington 1
also advised that the brick that was .
to be used was an excellent brick
with a good color and that they
could not consider a redesign of
building and more costly material. '
Mr. Pifyton Samford, foreman
for the Upchurch Construction Co. 1
of Montgomery, Ala., is now in '
Roxboro and has started work on
the job.
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DR. VICKERS LOSES DWELLING
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Dr. G. C. Vickers, of the Allens
ville community, had the misfor- :
tune to lose a six room tenant <
dwelling house last Tuesday night
by fire. • . %, ' 5
; R is understood that the house
was a complete loss.
LG. THOMPSON TO
HEAD COMMITTEE
Expect to Start to Work in Or
der to Increase Number of
Pounds «f Tobacco Sold
on Roxboro Market
A fairly representative crowd was
present at the mass meeting held
in the court house last Monday
night for the purpose of discussing
the tobacco situation in this county
as it relates to the sale of the weed.
Not as many were present as the
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce wanted to see, but those who
were present were interested in the
Roxboro market and apparently
wanted to do something to better
the situation.
E. G. Thompson was named as
chairman of a committee of five
to work out plans that will be of
benefit to this market.
This committee will meet this
week to decide upon a line of ac
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CAMPAIGN CONTINUES
The Thompson Insurance Agency
was successful in securing their
quota in August and the Jefferson
Standard Life Insurance Co. has
requested the agency to obntinUe
their campaign through September.
The new quota for September is
$30,000 production—an equivalent
of SIOOO per day for 30 days. Your
continued cooperation will be ap
preciated.
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TO ATTEND CONVENTION
Mr. Hugh Sawyer, Secretary of
the Roxboro Chamber of Commerce,
will attend the N. C. Commercial (
Secretaries Convention in Greens
boro on Friday of this week.
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VIRGINIA DARE BEAUTY
SHOPPE OPENS
The Virginia Dare Beauty Shoppe
is really a place of beauty within .
itself. The shoppe had its formal j
opening Monday and visitors found
it most modemly equipped. Mrs. i
Gladys King is manager and Mr.
Julius White is proprietor. They car
ry an ad in today’s Times featuring
some of their specials. Turn to it. 1
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NOTICE TO PARENTS OF < <
SCHOOL CHILDREN' <
If possible all children should <
come to school on the opening day 1
prepared to rent books for cash. \
Books will be in the hands of prin- i
cipals and teachers.
Books may be rented at one third i
of the retail price. Co-operation on 1
the part of the parents as regards J
early renting of books will enable
pupils to get a good start. i
R. B. GRIFFIN, Supt. '
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NOTICE
The Lime Cola Bottling Co. will
continue to issue free movie tickets
to the Dolly Madison theatre for
25 Pop Cola crowns through Fri- <
day, Oct. 2nd. .
One ticket for 25 crowns.
Tickets can be obtained only on *
Thursdays and Fridays, the seme 1
days that they at* feed. •
31 PERSON CITIZENS
LOSE LICENSES
State Total of Revocations 4,742,
Most of Them For Driving
While Drank.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 28—Authur
Fulk, director of the division of
North Carolina highway safety an
nounced today 4,742 pefjons had
their driver’s licenses revoked since
the law became effective Novem
ber 1. The mapority of thte) revoca
tions were for drunken driving.
Fulk made public a tabulation of
the total revocation by counties,
which follows:
Alamance 74, Alexander 14, Alle
ghany 1; Anson 39, Ashe 21, Avery
7, Beaufort 38, Bertie 30, Bladen 13,
Brunswick 4, Buncombe 117; Burke
61, Cabarrus 139, Caldwejl 44, Cam
den 5, Carteret 6, Caswell 12, Ca
tawba 51,Chatham 11; Cherokee 6,
Chowan 14, Clay 0, Cleveland 65,
tmbus 63, Craven 47, Cumber
-77, Currituck 5, Dare 2, David
-84, Davie 10, Duplin 41, Dur
-83, Edgecombe 55, Forsyth 179,
FVanklin 29, Gaston 85, Gates 5,
Graham 0, Granville 47, Green 25,
Gpilford 350, Halifax 58, Harnett 58,
Haywood 33, Henderson 17, Hert
ford 29, Hoke 16, Hyde 3, Iredell 51,
Jackson 6.
Also Johnston 81, Jones 7, Lee 25,
Lenoir 100, Lincoln 21, Macon 3,
Madison 7, Martin 42, McDoweU 59,
Mecklenburg 287, Mitchell 0, Mont
gomery 29, Moore 65, Nash 112, New
Hanover 72, Northampton 17, Ons
low 6, Orange 23, Pamlico 3, Pas
quotank 24, Pender 19, Perquimans
5, Person 31, Pitt 98, Polk 3, Ran
dolph 44, Richmond 77, Robeson 96,
Rockingham 80, Rowan 120, Ruth
erford 41, Sampson 55, Scotland 36,
StSMey 44, Stokes 33, Surry 74,
Swain 2, Transylvania, Tyrell 4,
Union 43, Vance 43, Wake 153,
Wayne 51, Wilkes 14, Wilson 86,
Yadkin 21, Yancey 4.
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CITY FATHERS IN
REGULAR SESSION
Mostly Routine Business Con
ducted at Meieting Held
in City Hall Tuesday
Night
The Board of City Cimmissioners
met Tuesday night in a regular
monthly session. Most of the busi
ness that was transacted was of a
regular routine.
A beer license was granted to J.
J. Hobgood who is the manager
for the beer garden located on top
of the hill of South Main street.
The commissioners also agreed to
leave the water situation in the
hands of the City Manager and
Water Committee with power to
act. There is no shortage of water,
but a few changes will have to be
made at the plant in order to get
enough water to the consumers and
industry in the city.
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HIGHWAY FOREMAN HIT
BY CAR NEAR ROXBORO
S. E. Stanton, highway foreman,
was< painfully, but not seriously,
hurt yesterday when hit by an au
tomobile at a point half-way be
tween Jalong and Ca-Vel on the
Roxboro-South Boston highway.
Stanton was brought to the of
fice of a local physician at 12:30
o’clock whqre his injuries were
given medical attention. The driv
er of the car gave assistance.
The highway foreman was sup
ervisingvthe work of elevating the
highway pavement over a culvert
that had sunk some 14 inches dur
ing the paitt 24 hours. Cement is
being forced through holes drilled
in the highway so that the pressure
will luring the pavement back to
its former level.
Stanton is said to have started
across thq highway to tell the
workers to quit work for dinner
when ha was struck by the car.
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W. M. S. TO MEET
The W. M. S. of the First Baptist
church will meet Monday afternoon
at 3:30 In the church auditorium to
observe a day of prayar for State
Missions. Mrs. A1 Martin will speak
Roxboro City Schools Ready
To Open Wednesday Morning
SCOUTS TO HOLD
NATIONAL JAMBOREE
All Scouts Who Attend Will Take
Part in Many Activities
in Washington.
Scouts and Scout leaders in all
parts of the United States are now
planning their participation in the
National Scout Jamboree to be held
in Washington, D. C., from June 30
to July 9, 1937. The Jamboree will
replace the one scheduled for last
1 summer which was cancelled be
cause of infantile paralysis that de
veloped near the Nation’s capital.
Each of the 544 local councils ad
• ministering the Boy Scout program
■ in the United States will be given
■ opportunities to recruit one or more
' troops as its official delegation.
, Each troop will have 32 Scouts, a
• Senior Patrol Leader and thrtee
> adult leaders. The Jamboree will be
, financed by the Scouts and leaders
• themselves, each paying his regis
> tration fee to meet the costs of the
480 acre encampment which will be
, a city in itself, with all necessary
, facilities. The fee will also cover the
, food and other essentials of all par
- ticipants while the Jamboree is in
r progress. Because hundreds of
- troops will bring their own tents
• thq Jamboree will show the types
i of camping equipment used in all
- sections of the country.
In addition to being a panorama
-of the best in camping methods, the
i, Jamboree will have Several great
national events in which each Scout
will take part, such as the Gr-nd
, Opening Review by the President
i, of the United States, the Grand
Convocation and the Nation Grand
Closing. Invitations have been sent
to all foreign Scout Associations to
be represented. A resolution passed
by Congress and approved by the
[President will make possible the
temporary entry into the United
States of visiting foreign Scouts un
der prescribed conditions.
PERSON MOTORS HAS
OPENED NEW PLACE
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Will Sell Ford Cars and do Re
pair Work on All Makes.
Firm Composed of
’ Messrs. Lowe, Gates
and Wade.
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• Person Motors, Roxboro’s newest
1 automobile agency, has opened on
i Depot street of this city. This new
, firm has tttq local Ford agency for
i Ford automobiles. They will also
. do general repair work and handle
all kinds of auto accessories. The
new firm is composed of Messrs.
Ben Wade, George Lowe and Henry
S. Gates.
This new concern has received
a charter of incorporation from the
office of the Secretary of State. If
has an authorized stock of $50,000
with $4,500 being subscribed.
Mr. Gates and Mr. Lowe have
been in the automobile) business in
Roxboro for some time. Mr. Wade
is well known in this county, be
ing the president of Person Oil Co.
The officials of this firm invitff
you down to look over their line of
cars and auto accessories. The main
office and service department is lo
lated in the Satterfield Garage
Building on Depot street
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PATIENT AT HOSPITAL
Miss Jane Carver, of this city,
is a patient at Watt’s hospital, Dur
ham, where she underwent an op
eration for appendicitis Wednesday.
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NOTICE
The Peoples Bank will be closed
Monday, Labor Day. Please re
member to do your banking Satur
day.
PEOPLES BANK.
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OLD LAMAR ST. SHINES AGAIN
Born |to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Harris, of Lamar St, Roxboro, N.
C., a nine pound boy last Sunday
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INTERESTING EVENTS
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 3, 1783,
Treaty of Paris ends War
of Revolution.
Principal Gaddy Announces Sev
eral New Features That Will
be on Program at Schools This
Year. New Rooms Are Equip
ped With New Furniture and
Everything Ready for Open
ing Day.
LIST OF NEW TEACHERS
GIVEN FOR CITY SCHOOLS
Principal Gaddy, of the Roxboro
City Schools, has been in town for
several days and states that every
thing is rapidly taking shape for
the opening on next Wednesday
morning.
He has announced a partial list of
his plans for the coming year that
will be of interest to the people
of this community.
The teachers of the high school
will attempt to talk with the stu
dents and find out just what they
would like to do after they finish
high school in order that these stu
dents may bq better prepared to
leave school and fight the battle
of life. The local high school will
attempt to cultivate a better under
standing between teachers and pa
rents and also between teachers
and pupils. Regular conference pe
riods will be hold. Definite an
nouncement concerning these con
ferences may be expected later.
The home economics department
will have dqw and modern equip
ment and the library and new das
rooms will be newly furnished. It
is also understood that the com
mercial department will have neu
i furniture and fixtures.
Several high school organization
; will be started and everything poe
sible will be done to promote schoo
: spirit. All young students will b<
urged to enter into school sporti
while they are young rather that
i to wait until their senior year.
The new teachers in the RoxbOK
system are as follows: Ist grade
i Miss Anna Wooding Winstead; 4U
grade, Miss Isabel deVlaming; 6H
grade, Longhurst, Miss Bonnie J<
Wright; 6th grade at high school
Miss Dorothy Odham; 7th grade a
high school, Miss Bema Harrisoi
Epes; French and biology, at higl
school, Miss Isabella Payne; busi
1 ness teacher, at high school, Mis
Leora Billingsley; coach and science
teacher, at high school, Donald
1 Dunlap.
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DR. TUCKER LOST
BARN OF TOBACCC
Dr. E. J. Tucker, postmaster, losl
a barn of tobacco last Friday night
The barn had about 700 sHcks ol
tobacco in it. This barn wax on his
farm on the Oxford road about
three miles from Roxboro.
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WILDCAT VETERANS STATE
Plans for the North Carolina
State Reunion of the 7200 Veterans
from this state who served with
the Wildcats are progressing fine.
The Reunion will open on Sunday,
September 6th with registrations at
the O’Henry and King Cotton ho
tels.
An impressive memorial service
will be held at 3 p. m. and smoker
at 8 p. m.; a reception to Hie ladies
will bfe held at 6 p. m.
Monday, September 7th, (Labor
Day), a business session at 10 a. m.
luncheon at 1 p. m.; parade at 6
p. m. and dance at 8 p. m. will fill
in the day.
Every Veteran is cordially invited.
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NEW FORM OF EYE-GLASSES
Chicago, HI. Members of the
American College of Optometry
learned of a perfected method of
making “contact leneqs,” which may
revolutionize the wearing of eye
glasses. These paper-thin looses are
shaped from wax moulds and fit
directly over the eye-ball under this
eye-lid, without nose-bridge or ear
pieces. Favorfejd/ by movie-stars and
actors who require sight-correction,
they cost from SSO to SIOO per pair.
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PONTIFF’S HEALTH ALARMING
Vatican City, Italy Harassed
by the Spanish revolt and anti-cler
icalism in France and Germany,
Popej Pius XI is said to be wealnta
ing to a marked degree, and Us
household fears that soon he will
have to «e carried to and from MS
many duties as pontiff.
    

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