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WEE K 1
FARM PROTECTION SOUGHT
Washington, D. C. Carrying
out recommendations made by the
Creat Plains Drought Committee,
the President has appointed two
committees of Government experts
to report to the incoming Congress
on the necessity of crop insurance
for farmers and the more efficient
use of farm lands affected by the
droughts of 1934 and this year. Sec
retary of Agriculture Wallace and
the Crop Insurance Committee and
Morris L. Cook, Rural Electrifica
tion Administration, directs the
Plains Permanent Land-Use
CUBAN NEWSPAPER BOMBED
Havana, Cuba Concealed in a
small delivery truck, a dynamite
bomb wrecked the plant of the
Pais, a local newspaper, and des
troyed the interior of the Monser
rate Catholic church across the
street, killing four persons and in
juring twenty-seven. Officials esti
mate the damage at $200,000.
TRAN S -PACIFIC FLIGHTS START
San Francisco, Cal. With the
sailing of the Philippine Clipper
next month, Pan-American Airways
will inaugurate a regular transpa
cific passenger service. The 8200-
mile trip to Manila will be made in
six days, with four island landings
in the Pacific, and already more
than a thousand passenger reser
vations are on file.
HINDENBURG BREASTS STORM
Lakehurst, N. J. Riding out
the hurricane that swept the North
Atlantic, the German dirigible Hind
enburg arrived here from Frankfort
in 59 hours. She carried a passenger
list of 72, the largest number thus
SECRETARY HULL WARNS OF
New York City Addressing the
Good-Neighbor League, Secretary
of State Hull reviewed Ameri
ca’s effort in behalf of peace, and
warned his audience that “we must
squarely face the fact that to stay
clear of a widespread major war
will require great vigilance, poise
and careful judgment in dealing
with such interference with our
peaceful rights as may take place.”
WELLS AGAIN LOOKS AHEAD
London, England On his 70th
birthday, H. G. Wells, British nove
list, wrote his own obituary as of
the year 1963 in these words: “Mr.
H. G. Wells, who died at the age of
97, was indeed one of the most pro
lific of the ‘literary hacks,’ a copious
and repentitive 'qssayist upon public
"VELOCITY DOLLARS” IN
Calgary, Alberta During the
first month in which Premier Ab
erhart promised to redeem the “Ve
locity Dollar” launched in August,
nearly all of thq 175,000 bils in cir
culation bounced back into the Pro
vincial Trtegsury. The Premier,
fitther of the sfocial
credit scheme, blamed newspapers
for public reluctancq to accept the
new dollar; suggested that editors
be licensed like lawyers and doc
NEW MARITIME BODY FORMED
Washington, D. C. Assuming
the duties of the defunct Shipping
Board and Merchant Fleet Corpora
tion, thq new Maritime Commission
created by the last Congress began
operations with the appointment of
three of the five members auhoriz
ed: Admiral William D. Stanley,
Chlqf of Naval Operations; James
C. Peacock, formerly of the Ship
ping Board, and Harllee Branch,
Second Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral. The Commission has a fund
so $26,500,000 to spend in subsides
and mail contracts and a construc
tion-subsidy fund of $65,000,000.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
The annual Tobacco Edition of
the Parson County Tim*es will
be published next Thursday,
Oct. Ist. If you are interested in
placing an ad in this edition you
are requested to turn your copy
in as early as possible.
A representative will possibly
call upon you in a day or two,
but it will be impossible to see
all. Any ad that you might place
in this edition will be appreciat
ed by the publishers and should
be an excellent investment on
IN DURHAM TONIGHT
Meeting With Number of Clubs
of This Division at Wash
ington Duke Hotel
TED HUSING TO
Members of the Roxboro Kiwanis
Club are mdqting in Durham to
night with the Durham Kiwanis
< Club and several other clubs of this
Ted Husing, national sports com
mentator, will address those who
attend this meeting. Mr. Husing
' will give a play by play discription
of the Colgate-Duke; game over a
; large net work on the following
Saturday. District Governor Henry
Leroy and Lieutenant Governor Ed
Cloyd wiftalso be present.
It is thought that approximately
two hundred and fifty Kiwanians
• will be, present for this meeting to
On Monday night, Oct. 26th, John
R. Barry, editor of the Durham
Sun, will meet with the Roxboro
club. Mr. Barry is an excellent
speaker and will talk on some phase
; of Kiwanis.
Evangelistic Meeting at Antioch
Begins Sunday Afternoon at
As was announced sometime ago,
the revival meeting at Antioch
Baptist church will begin Sunday
afternoon at 3 o’clock. Services
will be held each evening at 7:30.
The preaching is scheduled to be
done by the pastor, Rev. John L.
Coley. The public is cordially in
vited to attend the services. It will
be announced later if day services
will be held.
The subject of the sermon for
Sunday afternoon will be “Help
MANY FANS WILL
ATTEND GAME SAT.
Duke-Colgate Football Game
Will Attract Large Num
ber From Person
Football season has arrived and
many fans from this county will
start in Saturday to see as many
games as possible.
Approximately one hundred
people from this county will at
tend the Duke-Colgate game in
Durham Saturday afternoon. People
here expect Duke to win that game
and they are willing to bet their
hat that the boys from the south
know just as much about football as
the Yankees do.
A large number from Roxboro
plan to go to Durham Saturday
morning in order to see the parade
and to be on for the big game.
FRANCE LOSES GOLD
Paris, France Financiers are
speculating on how long the Social
ist Government can retain the frand
on a gold parity. Since August,
$103,000,000 in gold has flown to
the United States and gold holdings
i of the Bank of France have fallen
to the lowest level since October,
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QUINTS PARENTS DO A LAND-OFFICE BUSINESS
Half a million visitors have gazed at the Dionne Quintuplets this summer
at Callander, Ontario. A huge wayside clock indicates “Net Showing of
Quints,” and signs invite the purchase of photos and souvenirs.
BIDS CALLED FOR
HURDLE MILLS ROAD
Very Evident That Work Will
Start in a Short Time. Road
to Go All the Way From
Roxboro to Hurdle
Capus Waynick, head of N. O.
roads has called for bids on a hard
surface road from Roxboro to
Hurdle Mills. For months and even
years people of this county have
been trying to this road and
now it appears as though their ef
forts have been successful.
It will be announced in a short
time who has secured the contract
and then actual work will begin.
This road will mean much to the
people of Roxboro and Hurdle Mills.
It is one of the most important
roads in the county and this news
is received with pleasure. Just what
route tltq road will follow is not
known but it is very probable that
the old road will be followed as
much as possible.
POSITION IN ALA.
Has Been Secretary of Roxboro
Chamber of Commerce For
About Fifteen Months
TO LEAVE FOR NEW
POSITION IN SHORT TIME
Mr. Hugh Sawyer, secretary of
the Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce, has accepted a position in
Dolthan, Alabama as secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce in that
city. Mr. Sawyer spent last week
end in Dolthan and was tendered
the position while there.
Dolthan is a city of 22,000 people
and is considered as one of the best
in Alabama. It has a large cotton
market and some manufacturing.
Mr. Sawyer stated that he would,
of course, give the directors of the
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce
all the notice that was required be
fore leaving here.
For the past fifteen months he
has bqen secretary of the Roxboro
organization, coming here as its
first secretary. Prior to his Rox
boro appointment he was connect
ed with the Durham Chamber of
While people in Roxboro regret
to see Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer leave
Roxboro they congratulate them on
the fact that the new position is a
BETHEL ELEVEN STARTS
Bethel Hill, Sept 18— Although
faced to practically rebuild the local
eleven from a small squad of 24,
W. A. Hough, new director of ath
letics here, is looking forward to a
formidable gridiron aggregation
this fall. Coach Hough expects to
construct his team around the fol
lowing letternjen: Pentecost, Pulli
am, Barnette, Woody, Tingen, Har
ris and Shotwell. John O’Brien is
manager of the team.
SHORT HISTORY OF
WILLIAM R. WEBB
Born in Person County Many
Years Ago and Later
The following article was clipped
from the State, Carl Goerch’s mag
azine. It gives a brief history of
William Robert Webb who was
born in Person County and later
made good in a big way.
William Robert Webb
Born in Person County, N. C., at
tended Binghams School and the
University of N. C., which he left
to enter the Confederate Army; re
turned to North Carolina in 1865,
entered the University and gradu
ated in 1868; taught at the Horner
School at Oxford, went to Tennes
see, founded the Webb School at
Bellbuckle, Tenn.; cjeqted to the
U. S. Senate to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Robert L.
Taylor, and served until the expir
ation of the term; continued teach
ing until his death in 1926.
ED W. CARVER DIED
Funeral Services Held at East
Mr. Ed W. Carver, 48, died at his
home in East Roxboro at 7:25 p. m.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1936. Cardio-
Renal diseases was given as the
cause of death. For several years
Mr. Carver had bdqn in ill health,
but had occasionally been able to
attend to his duties until something
more than a year ago. He had been
confined to his room for only one
we'e.k. Mr. Carver had been a loyal
and consistent member of East
Roxboro Methodist church for a
great many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Florence Morris Carver, and by
three children, oriq daughter, Mil
dred, and two sons, Thomas and
James Carver, all of Roxboro, N. C.,
two brothers, John Carver and Wil
liam Carver, both of Roxboro,
Funeral services were held at
East Roxboro Methodist church at
3:30 o’clock Thursday, Sept 24, 1936,
with Rev. E. R. Hartz, his pastor,
Rev. C. D. Barcliff, of Durham, and
Rev. W. F. West in charge.
Pallbearers were: Messrs. Henry
Monday, Bonnie Walker, Phillip
Wesley, Don Philips, A. S. Hassan,
Dr. G. W. Gentry and E. E. Thom
flower bearers were: Miss Lottie
Morris, Mrs. Orphia Dunn, Miss
Lessie Morris, Miss Lonie Carver,
Miss Eleanor Cozart, Mrs. Lessie
Tuck, Miss Clara Carver, Mrs. Lat
tie Clayton, Mrs. Delma Morris, Mr.
Jasper Carver, Mr. Wheeler Carver,
Mr. Errtejst Carver, Mr. Ozzie Mor
ris, Mrs. Ella Mae Morris, Miss
Helen Day, Mrs. Erma Morris and
Mr. Mexter Dunn.
Immediately following funeral
services interment was made in
CHANGE IN CASH
PRIZES OF CAROLINA
POWER & LIGHT CONTEST
The Carolina Power and Light
Company, of this city, is using
a large display ad in today’s
Times to tell you about a very
interesting campaign that they
have just started.
The ad reads that 43 cash
prizes are offered and that the
first prize is SIOO.OO. This should
read 18 cash prizes and $25.00
for first prize. When you read
the ad please remember these
corrections. Read the ad and
then go to your electric dealer
and ask for details.
READY FOR SALE
Majority of Farmers Will Hold
Their Tobacco For a Week
or Two Before Selling.
Many farmers from Person Coun
ty have been visiting tobacco mar
kets that have recently opened and
they all declare that tobacco is sell
ing good. There has been some
suggestion that it will probably sell
even bettep in a week or two and
for that reason many have stated
that they will’ hold their tobacco lor
a few days.
Practically all of the tobacco in
this county has been cured. Per
haps ten percept or less remains in
the fields, but this will probably be
cut this week.
The crop here is better than fair.
It is not the best crop that has
been raised in his county, but is one
that will probably bring a good
The Roxboro market opens Oct.
sth with a full set of buyers on
hand. More buyers will be here
than last year. This will have a
tendency to make tobacco even
higher than last year. The average
last year was $20.26 per hundred
23 ADULTS TAKE
Very Probable That More Will
Take Course Later; Class
Meets Twice a Week
It is very evident that a large
number of adults in Roxboro are
anxious to learn something of typ
ing, shorthand and other forms of
business education. On Tuesday
night of this week twenty-three
adults were present for the com
mercial education course that is be
ing offered to people who are not
students of Roxboro high school.
This course is being taught by
Miss Leora Billingly. Miss Billingly
is the commercial teacher at the
Classes will be taught on Tues
day and Thursday nights of each
week 4jnd modern equipment is
used for all the work.
This class of twenty-three is the
largest adult class that has ever
been enrolled at the school.
ELDER PULLIAM TO PREACH
Elder J. B. Pulliam of Spray, N.
C. will preach at Flat River next
Sunday at the regular preaching
hour, and at Roxboro Primitive
Baptist church Sunday night at
7:30. The public is cordially in
Mr. and Mrs. George Wilburn are
being congratulated on the birth of
a son, Jerry Watkins, on Sunday,
SejJflqmber 13, at Watt’s hjDspdtal,
Durham. Mother and baby are re
ported to be getting on nicely.
Boston, Mass. With 15,000 alum
ni and friends of aHrvard in a
torchlight procession, to the accom
painment of firefworks and the be
stowal of honorary degrees, the
University closed its 300th anni
versary celebration, a scholastic
event estimated to have cost $300,-
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 24, 1869,
Financial “Black Friday”
in New York.
Brunswick Stew Served to Sixt %
at Community House Tues
day Night at 6:30.
CHIEF BENNETT OF
DURHAM AMONG VISITORS
The Roxboro firemen entertained
the firemen from Ca-Vel on Tues
day night at the Roxboro Commu
nity House. Refreshments consisted
of an old fashioned brunswick stew,
coffee, Coca Cola, Pop Kola and
plenty of bread.
Approximately sixty firemen and
invited guests were present for this
meeting that was presided over by
Roxboro’s fire chief, J. M. O’Briant.
The program was spicy from
start to finish. A number of those
who were present made short talks.
The address of welcome was deliv
ered by F. O. Carver, prominent
Fire Chief Frank Bennett, of the
Durham fire department, spoke
briefly and told several excellent
jokes. Later he sang three songs
and asked everyone to join in the
last one, “My Wild Irish Rose.”
This meeting was voted one of
the Best of the year from every
standpoint. Chief O’Briant cooked
the stqw and planned the meeting
that will probably turn out to be
an annual affair.
IN PROGRESS AT
Preaching by the Pastor, Rev.
B. P. Robinson, Twice
Daily, Morning and
The annual revival meeting of
Edgar Long Methodist church is
now in progress with the pastor,
Rey. B. P. Robinson, preaching.
This revival will continue all this
week with services twice daily, one
in the morning at 9 o’clock and one
in the evening at 7:30.
All of the people of this com
munity are urged to attend these
Rev. Robinson has been in Rox
boro about ten months and the
people here have found him to be
a real man with a sermon from
his heart qvery time he preaches.
ON NORTHERN MARKET
Mr. Victor Satterfield, manager
of Leggett’s Department Store, of
this city, spent several days this
week on the northern market buy
ing more merchandise for his store
here. He was accompanied by Mr.
Will Leggett, of Durham and Ml".
Robert Leggett, of South Boston.
Mr. Cushwa Taken
Mr. G. J. Cushwa, of this city,
was rushed to Watt’s hospital, Dur
ham, last night and underwent an
operation at one o’clock this morn
ing. Latest reports from the hospital
say that he is resting well since the
LONG LOST, BUT FOUND
Thomas Robbins of West Palm
Beach, Florida, received a surprise
while visiting in Roxboro this week.
Two years ago he was in Roxboro
and someone stole quite a few items
from his car. When htej returned
this year Chief Oliver presented
him with the stolen items. Mr. Oliv
er recovered them soon after they
were stolen and kept them until
Mr. Robbins returned to Roxboro.
MISS DAVIS LOST SBO
BY NOT ATTENDING THEATRE
Had Miss Anna Davis, Roxboro,
attended either the Palace or Dolly
Madison theatre f yesterday she
would have received the Jack Pot
of SBO. Her name was called and
she was not present.
The amount in the Jack Pot next
Wednesday is S9O.