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IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUND YOU READ THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOR AI.I, THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
All Attendance Records Broken
First Day At City High School
Total of 310 Present For Open
ing Day at High School With
154 Present in Same Building
For 6th and 7th Grades. New
Rooms Will Help in Many
Ways to Care For Students.
TO START TODAY
Yesterday found the school boys
and girls back on their way to
school. Practically every one wore
a smile and seemed happy to star*
again. All attendance records for
the; opening day at the high school
were broken when 310 pupils pre
sented themselves for work. In the
same building 154 were present for
sixth and seventh grade work.
402 pupils present at the
Central School opening, 58 in East
Roxboro, and 172 at Jalong.
Therle\ seems to be very little
doubt but that more pupils will
start in a few days. A first day
hardly ever finds all of the stu
dents present. Some are kept home
on account of illness or something
else prevents their attendance.
Coach Donald Dunlop has an
nounced that football practice will
start today. He expects a large
numbep of candidates out for the
MRS. MABELL EDNA TILLEY
Mrs. Mabell Edna Tilley, 31, of
Columbus, Ohio, died September
sth. Funeral services were conduct
ed at Little River Presbyterian
church on Monday, September 7th,
with Rev. S. F. Nicks and Rev.
Mann in charge. Interment was
made in Little River church ceme
GET THE BACON
Two Technical Knockouts at
Boxing Bouts Last Mon
day. Twins Draw
Round of Applause.
One thing was certain last Mon
day night after the boxing bouts
were ovef and that was that the
Poole boys from Rougemont had
walked off with the whole show.
Russell Poole defeated Matt Long
of Hurdle Mills in a four round
bout. Matt fought as game a bout
as had ever been seen in Roxboro,
but Poole had a little too much
experience. This bout was won on
Rufus Pooli? scored a technical
knockout over Thomas Seawell of
Ca-Vel. Seawell is a good boxer,
but he was in no shape for the
bout that he fought Monday.
Basil Young, Rortboro boy,
quickly disposed of Lawrence
Crfews, also from Roxboro. Young
has a habit of going after his man
right at the start and if there are
any weak points he generally finds
them. On Monday he found them
in round one.
The bout between the colored
boys, Ed Clement and Loy Black
well, was a draw. Both fought hard.
Jack Dempsey Hodges and Gene
Tunney Hodges, two young twins
about four years old put on a nice
exhibition at thq beginning of the
ECONOMY AUTO SUPPLY
TO OPEN FRIDAY, 18TH
The Economy Auto Supply will
have a grand opening next week,
Friday and Saturday.
This new is located in the
Kaplan Building on Main street.
The manager of this new concern
invites you to come in and look
U. S. RETAINS WALKER CUP
Clementon, N. J. At the end
’ of two days’ play, the American
Walker Cup Team overpowered the
visiting British team 9 to 0, retain
togMß tHiiir m*t trophy on this
Person County Times
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
OPERETTA TO BE
Will Take Place on Rear Lawn
of Community House
The Operetta, “Mother Goose
C 0.,” is being given on the rear
lawn at the Community House Sat
urday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.
This little entertainment is a pro
duct of the Recreation Program
under the direction of Mrs. Wynn
and her helpers. Please let us urge
all who art) interested and those
who are not interested in commu
nity building along all wholesome
lines to cooperate with us. Your
presence on this occasion will be
one way in which you may aid us
in this endeavor.
Visit them often and see what
they are doing; the house is open
daily and often at night. When all
arrangements for the season have
been completed, a full program and
dates will be given.
STEW GIVEN TUESDAY
Cooked by J. M. O’Briant and
Proclaimed Excellent by
All Who Were on
Hand to Eat.
The annual neighborhood stew
given by the people in the section
of Roxboro near the home of J. M.
O’Briant was on docket Tuesday
Approximately 250 people were
present to partake of a stew that
had been cooked to a king’s taste by
Chof J. M. O’Briant. All of the
people in this neighborhood were
present and a few from other sec
tions. In plain words the stew was
a wide opqn event and everyone
was welcome. Ninety gallons of
stew were served.
There were no speeches to bore
the people just good old fash
ioned eating and plenty of it.
Supper was served at 6 p. m.
Thosq who ate more than their
share did not leave until late in the
BETHEL HILL HAS
Rev. Thomas Hamilton Address-
Student Body on Open
On Wednesday morning, Sept. 9,
Rev. Thomas Hamilton of Roxboro
addressed the student body of
Bethel Hill high school at the for
mal opening exercises for the year
1936-37. Mr. Hamilton brought a
forceful message to his hearers on
the subject of individual responsi
bility. Speaking directly to the
students, he said: “Get your goal in
front of you; let it be: “Put your
work first.’ ”
Mr. Hamilton later pleased hisl
audience with two violin solos.
Four new faculty members, Miss
Ruth Stovall, Miss Janie Allgood,
Miss Louise Stephens, and Coach
Hough, were introdudbd by Prin
cipal L. S. Cannon.
A large enrollment and much
school spirit marked the opening of
the school year. A large number
of patrons and friends wtere pres
WILL TEACH CLASS AT HOME
Mrs. Edgar Masten will teach her
piano class at her home on Oak
street. Those interested, call 81-J.
HAIL HIT YESTERDAY
Hail again struck in Person Coun
ty yesterday afternoon about 4 p.
m. The extent of the damage is
not known, but part of the crop of
Irvin Brooks on the South side of
Roxboro was damaged.
. An old ordinance in Los Angeles,
Calif., prohibits the bathing of two
EflMjaptt * single tub at the same
W. H. HAWKINS DB !
Deceased Had Been in 111 Health
For Three Years, But
Seriously 111 For Only
William Henry Hawkins, 58, of
Jalong, N. C., died at his home
the ; re on Monday, September 7, at
2:45 p. m. Paralysis was given as
the cause of death. For three years
Mr. Hawkins had been in declining
health, but he was seriously ill only
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Dola Lacks Hawkins; seven sons,
Louis, Ennis, Jimmie, Harold, Wil
son, Albert, Clarence, all of Person
County; one daughter, Rose Ella
Hawkins, Jalong, N. C. Four grand
children also survive.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Tuesday, September
Bth, with Rev. J. L. Coley in
Pallbearers were James Evans,
Otha Murray, W. H. Holder, W. K.
Reaves, Lucas Lamberth, Sidney
Owens, all members of the Junior
O. U. A. M.
Flower bearers were W. A. Wrenn,
Luther Clayton, R. K. Young, Wil
lie Whitt, Zeb Walker ETAOIN S
Kelley, C. H. Francis, also members
of Jr. O. U. A. M.
Interment was made in Provi
dence Baptist church cemetery.
MR. C. L STEWART
AT VIRGINIA HOME
Father of Local Men Passes
Away at Glenn Allen, Va.;
Mr. C. E. Stewart, father of
Messrs. M. A. Stewart and Charles
E. Stewart, Jr., passed away at his
home in Glenn Allen, Va., Saturday.
Mr. Stewart had suffered with a
heart ailment for some time.
Besides his two sons of this city
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife
and one daughter, Miss Edna Ste
wart, both of Glenn Allen, Va.
Funeral services were conducted
in Chaste City, Va., Sunday after
noon. Among those attending from
here were Messrs. Arch Jones, A.
E. Jackson, E. G. Long and R. E.
Jersey City, N. J. Baffled by
heavy seas, the schooner Constel
lation returned from her attempt
to salvage the) $5,000,000 in silver
and bullion that lies buried under
32 fathams in the wreck of the
Merida, which sank twenty-five
years ago 50 miles off Cape Hatters.
Six unsuccessful attempts have
been made to reach the Merida’s
rich cargo, and the prtefsence of a
ton of nitro-glycerine on the Con
stellation in a rough sea hastened
the skipper’s decision to return to
Mrs. Frank T. Dorser of Athens,
Ga., has her own third set of nat
"Wild” Bill Houiard To meet
Clyde "deck” Oekley Sept. 26
Two of Person County’s Best Boxers and Best Friends Will Meet
in Ring to Decide Which is Best Boxer. Oakley to Discontinue
Boxing After This Bout.
For about twelve months the box
ing fans of this county have been
wanting to see “Wild” Bill Howard
and Clyde “Jack” Oakley meet in
the ring with gloves on. It is gen
erally agreed that these two boys
are the best boxer in Person coun
ty and also agreed that they are
good regardless of the company
that they are traveling in. They are
the best of friends, but on Sept.
26 they are going to forget friend
ship for ten rounds and fight for
all that they are worth.
This fight is scheduled for ten
rounds. It may go that many or it
may not go half that far. There is
no telling what will happen when
they start swinging and punching.
NOTICE TO CHAMBER OF
Now that the fall season is
here you will be called upon
more than evqr before to adver
tise and to take part in various
1 kinds of promotion schemes and
! campaigns. This notice is to re
mind you that your Chamber of
Commerce maintains a secret
committee to approve or disap
prove this sort of thing. Many
of these advertising plans have
some merit but many more are
worthless as advertising. Notice
should bq given the secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce
when you are called on. As in
the past, the committee does not
act on advertising plans sub
mitted by the two local papers.
In order to avoid confusion, you
will be mailed a report of the
committee’s action on every pro
position that comes to its atten
HUGH A. SAWYER,
BARN OF TOBACCO BURNED
Raymond Bradsher of the Leas
burg section of this county had the
misfortune to lose a barn of tobac
co by fire this wtepk. The barn had
a small amount of insurance on it.
AUTO REPAIR WORK
Will Handle Auto Parts and Acces
sories and Cater to Repair Work
on All Makes.
Crowell-Lowe Motor Co., of this
city, will specialize in auto repair
work on all makqs of cars. This
firm will not sell any new cars, but
will endeavor to make a specialty
of repair work and will handle auto
parts and accessories.
At the present time they have a
number of trained mechanics who
are at the service of car owners in
They will also make a specialty
of rebuilding wrecked cars of all
Mr. Crowell is making a number
of improvements in the building and
I states that thqy will continue in
their present location.
MR. LONG IN HOSPITAL
Mr. Melvin Long, of Fayetteville,
and formerly of this city, was taken
to a hospital in Richmond, Va.
Tuesday. His condition was report
ed to be quite serious.
Mr. W. G. Scoggins has accepted
a position with the Roxboro Laun
dry and will work the territory
from Roxboro into Caswell County.
Culminating a courtship that be
gan July 4 near Whitesburg, Ky.,
George Page, 98, recently married
Mrs. Janie Calbreth, 102.
Both are training hard and are ex
pected to be in tip-top shape on
In addition to this fight there
will or three other fights
between local boys. Joe King will
probably be on the same program.
Oakley is hanging up his gloves
after this battle and he is deter
mined not to be defeated in the
last fight of his career. “Wild” Bill
is also determined to come through
this fight as a victor. It has all of
the earmarks of being the best
fight ever to be staged in Roxboro.
The main event will start at ap
proximately 9:45. Preliminaries
will begin at 9 p. m. in the Winstead
THE NEW SCHOOL
TEACHERS ARE HERE
Brand New and Now Undergo
ing Rigid Inspection by All
Who Meet Them.
Person County’s brand new school
teachers have; arrived and are now
safely teaching school. Monday’s
trains and buses brought them to
Roxboro and they soon had a place
to stay. They are now answering
in person many questions that
people of this county have been ask
ing for several weeks.
It happens every year and fort
once it should be worthy of news
The young rriqn of the county
are very anxious to know how the
new lady teachers look and the
young women are anxious to know
how the young unmarried men
teachers look. The parents want to
know about their teaching ability.
There are many new teachers in
the county this year and, seriously
speaking, Person County people
welcome them to the best county
that they ever lived in.
IS STEPPING OUT
New Office and Rest Rooms For
Ladies and Gentlemen Re
cently Installed. Ready
The Palaoq Theatre is all dressed
, up with many new improvements
and is ready to go places.
Recently the owners have put
a new office in thq second story
that would be a credit to any the
atre. Prior to the installation of
this office all business had been
transacted in the office at the
Perhaps the largest and best im
provements are the addition of
two modern rest rooms, one for the
ladies and one for the gentlemen.
These rooms are modern in every
detail and have only recently been
Manager Kirby stated that he had
booked the largest array of movie
hits for the fall trade at both the
Palace and Dolly Madison that he
has ever had.
BAD WRECK LAST
Nine Persons Injured at Street
Intersection in North
A head-on collision in which nine
persons were injured occurred at
the intersection of North Main and
Lamar streets about 11:30 Saturday
night. J. A- Cates, son of
Mrs. Annie Cates, driver of a Chev
rolet, crashed with a Ford coach,
belonging to Matt Dixon and driv
en by Taft Cozart. The Chevrolet
was headed north on Lamar street,
while the Ford was headed south
on Main street.
J. A. Cates, driver of the Chev
rolet was the most seriously injur
ed. As soon as possible he was tak
en from the scene and rushed to
Watt’s hospital where it was learn
ed that he had suffered a fractured
skull in two places, a broken jaw
bone and some injuries. Matt
Dixon suffered a broken jaw bone.
Both cars were very badly damag
ed, the Chevrolet beyond repair.
Those riding with Cates were
Burley Clayton, Earl Johnson, and
Thomas Wrenn. Those on the Co
zart car were) Mr. and Mrs. Connie
Cozart, his parents, of Greenville,
N. C., Miss Nettie Walker and Matt
After investigation by officials,
Cozart, driver of the Ford, was re
leased under bond pending results
of Cates’ injuries.
IN WATT’S HOSPITAL
Miss Patsy McDonald, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. McDonald of
this city, was taken to Watt’s hos
pital, Durham, last week and un
derwent an operation for appendi
citis Monday. She is reported to be
getting on nicely.
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 10th, 1813,
Perry’s victory on Lake
PERSON CO. FAIR
TO BE ONE OF
THE VERY BEST
Excellent Prizes Are Being Of
fered For Exhibits and
Present Plans Call For
Elaborate Program. \
The officials of the Person Coun
ty Agricultural Fair have complet
ed their plans for one of the larg
est and best fairs ever to be staged
in this county.
The dates for the fair this year
are Monday, October sth through
Saturday, October 10th, and every
day will be crowded with events
that are bound to please.
A splendid list of prizes have
been set forth, cash prizes that are
well worth working for and na
turally the exhibits will be much
better than before.
Pterson County’s annual cattle
show will be held during fair week
and will be managed by R. L. Per
kins. Mr. Perkins was very active
in this work last year and will see
to it that a good show is staged.
The fair will also have a number
of shows that are among the best 1
to be found in this section.
DEATH OF INFANT
Douglas Bowen, 12-day old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Elma Bow
ten, died at the home of its parents
in Ca-Vel Sunday, September 6, at
4 a. m. He is survived by his moth
er and father. Interment was made
in Providence Baptist church
TEACHERS TO MEET
WITH KIWANIS CLUB
NEXT MONDAY, 14TH
Meeting Will be Held in Com
munity House of Roxboro
at 6:30 P. M.
The school teachers of Roxboro,
Ca-Vel "and Jalong have been ex
tended an invitation to meet with
the Roxboro Kiwanis club next
Monday afternoon at 6:30 p. m. in
the local community house.
A musical program has been
planned and it is expected that ap
proximately seventy people; will be
On last Monday night the Rox
boro Kiwanis club met at Antioch
church where they were served a
most delicious supper in picnia
style. The program was in charge
of Mr. J. W. Gaddy and Miss Davis,
both of Roxboro high school.
On Tuesday night a number of
Roxboro Kiwanians attended a
meeting of the Oxford Kiwanis club
in its annual Ladies Night meeting-
Carl Goerch was the principal
speaker of the evening. Carl is al
ways good and was qven better on
We hope to work up a large
group of children four years of age
and over who are not yet in school.
You parents with children in this
age group will please see Mrs.
Wynn as soon as possible, There
will be no charge for this work as
it is being done as a part of the
Recreation Program. They will need
some equipment to take; care of
this work and the parents of child
ren will be asked for donations to
secure such equipment as they need.
This is a rare opportunity that we
feel you parents should take ad
vantage of. At least, investigate
and see what you think about it.
Daily programs will consist of
songs, games, handicraft, stories,
drawing, dramatics, etc.
Get in touch with Mrs. Wynn
right away. Call at Mr. R. B. Dawes’*
Phone No. 115-X.
Publicity Committee. • ►
REFRIGERATION O. K. t
Our refrigeration plant has been
fixed and we are now operating
with a full line of all kinds of
meats at low prices.
AUBREY LONG & CO. ,