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TIMES PRESENTS ANNUAL TOBACCO EDITION"
IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUND YOU BEAD THE PEBSON COUNTY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOB ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
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VOLUME vm PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH KAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER IST, 1936 USE PERSON CgjiJNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER ELEVEN
Possible That Governor Os North Carolina
Will Be Present For Opening Sale Here
Understood That Carl Goerch, Edi
tor of the State, Will be Here to
Broadcast Opening Day’s Sale for
Thirty Minutes Over Station
WPTF. Broadcast Will Take
Place About Noon.
EVERYTHING POINTS TO ONE
OF ROXBORO’S LARGEST DAYS
Hugh A. Sawyer, secretary of the
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce,
expects Honorable J. C, B. Ehring
haus, Governor of the state of North
Carolina, to be present next Mon
day, October sth, for the opening of
the Roxboro Tobacco Market. Mr.
Sawyer extended an invitation to
the governor on September 25th and
the following letter is his reply:
State of North Carolina
Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. Hugh A. Sawyer, Secretary
Roxboro Chamher of Commerce,
Roxboro, N. C.
Dear Mr. Sawyer:
Thank you very much for yours
of the 25th inviting me to be pres
ent on Monday, Octoer sth at the
opening sales on the Old Belt to
bacco market. I will check over
my engagements and if I find it
possibly to run over for a little
while you may be sure I will be
delighted to do so.
With kind regards,
Yours very truly,
J. C. B. Ehringhaus.
Broadcast to Take Place
Plans have been made for Carl
Goejrch, editor of the State and
popular radio commetator to be
present to broadcast sales from one
of the local warehouses Monday
morning. This broadcast will go
through station WPTF and will be
heard for hundreds of miles. It is
understood that this will take place
about twelve o’clock.
If it is possible for the governor
to be here on the opening day it
will mean that this will be one of
the biggest days in the history of
Everyone in this section of the
state is invited to be present in
Roxboro on Monday. It looks like
it will be the “Day of Days.”
Nominating Committee Named
Monday Night to Bring in
Best Candidates Next
Next Monday night will be elec
tion night at the Roxboro Kiwanis
club. At this time the new presi
dent, vice president, treasurer and
five directors will be named. The
nominating committee will bring in
thq names of two men for each of
fice and ten names for directors.
The men who are elected will head
the club for the year 1937.
Officers in the Kiwanis club are
always elected several months in
advance in order that they might
have ample time to name their
committees and attend the district
At the meeting on Monday night
Robt. Long was named as chairman
of the underprivileged children’s
committee. This committee is the
most important one in the Kiwanis
club. Other members are George
Currier and Hugh Beam.
Jack Cook of Byron, Calif., has
invented an “eggsact” which reg
isters the laying time on each egg
as the hen walks away from the
A Message From the City Manager
You have ended another year’s harvest. You have worked
hard. You want the highest dollar for your year’s work.
We all know that home friends are our best friends. Think
about this when you plan your market trip. Most of our ware
housemen have visited you during the year. They know you,
they have a personal interest in you, they love you as a neighbor,
and they want to see you get the highest dollar for your to
bacco. The warehousemen of Roxboro bid for your market
crop. The city of Roxboro welcomes you.
JIM HARRIS, City Manager.
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"F. D. R.” IS NOW OFFICIALLY “CHIEF WHITE EAGLE”
On a visit to the North Carolina Cherokee Indian Reservation, President
Roosevelt donned a feathered war-bonnet and was christened by Chief
Jerry Blythe with his new tribal name, “Chief White Eagle.”
Roxboro Ready for Heavy
Sales on Opening Day Mon.
Hundreds of Farmers Expect to
Have Load on Hand Mon
day as Roxboro Market
Opens For Largest
Season in Year.
PRICES EXPECTED TO BE
BETTER THAN LAST YEAR
Roxboro is ready for the big sea
son of the year the tobacco sell
ing season. On Monday morning
the cry of the auctioneer will ring
out once more and the 1936-37
season will start.
Hundreds of farmers are- expect
ed to be here for the opening day.
Many will bring a load of tobacco
and many will coir,* just as spec
tators to see how it starts selling.
A large amount of tobacco will
probably come here on Saturday
night and more will roll in Sunday
night. The grand rush will start
Monday morning about five o’clock
and will continue until about noon.
All of the large companies will
have buyers Here on Monday morn- <
ing. There will be at least one more
company represented here this year
than last year and everything
points to a better season.
The crop in this county is good. 1
It is not the best crop that has ever
been raised, but it is one that <
should bring v. good price. The av- i
er?.-’| for Rcxboro last year was
$20.23 p.r hundred pounds. Out of .1
eighteen markets in the Old Bright
Belt Roxboro was among the first
five in price average. The truth is
that Roxboro always makes a good 1
avtqpagfc and dfn be counted on- ■
from year to year.
Roxboro sold 4,497,480 pounds of
tobacco last year. This year it ex- 1
pects to reach the six hiillion mark <
and should do it.
After October Ist we cannot re
model hats. Wq have new hats for
the price it takes to make a last
year’s hat look new, come in and
see. We thank you.
TWO THEATRES TO
GIVE FREE TICKETS
TO FARMERS ON STH
Only Thing Necessary is That
Farmer Sell Load of To
bacco in Roxboro on
The managers of the Palace and
Dolly Madison theatres have an
nounced that thejy will give a free
ticket to every farmer wlso sells
a load of tobacco on the Roxboro
tobacco market on the opening day,
Monday, Oct. sth. All that the farm
er has to do is to present his bill
to the doorman at either theatre
and he will be admitted free.
Both of these theatres are play
ing excellent pictures on this day
and you aiiq sure to enjoy either
one you see.
A large announcement of this of
fer appears on an inside page of
The two local theatres, managed
by Kirby Bros., are among the best
in the state and enjoy a reputation
of playing nothing but the best in
BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
MEET OCTOBER 3RD
The Regular October meeting of
the Person County Board of Educa
tion will be held on October 3rd
This is to avoid a conflict with
the opening of the tobacco market
R. B. GRIFFIN.
Big Person County Fair And
Cattle Show To Open Monday
Worlds’ Exposition Shows on the Midway Free Acts, Day and
Night. Fireworks Every Night. $20,00 Jack Pot Every Night.
Many Agricultural Exhibits.
The big Person County Fair will
open Monday, October sth. Every
thing points to one of the best fairs
that has btejen held here in a long
In connection with the fair there
will be a cattle show. This cattle
show is under the supervision of
R. L. Perkins and is expected to be
oiie| of the best in the state.
The World’s Exposition shows
will be on the mid-way. These
Sfchows offer about all the amuse
ment that anyone could desire.
There will be many frete, acts as
NAMED FOR CLUB
AT LOCH LILY
Twelve Men Named to Guide
Club, Four to Retire
Those who have signified their
intention of joining the Country
Club met in the courthouse at Rox
boro last Friday night in order to
elect a board of governors.
A nominating committee was
ru med by S. M. Ford to submit
tv enty names to those present for
governors. From this twenty twelve
vtqre elected to the position as
governors of the club. Those who
were elected were —for three
years, William Warren, Charlie
Harris, S. M. Ford and J. H. Hughes;
for two E. G. Thompson, R.
P. Bums, J. S. Merritt and J. A.
Long, for one year; E. E. Bradsher,
Chris Waggoner, J. W. Noell and
The board of governors will prob
bably start to work at once in order
to complete plans for the remaind
er of the work that is to be done.
PLACED ON ROADS
Green Signs Bid You Welcome
Roxboro, But Warn You
About Bearing Down
Large signs reading as above will
be placed on all the main highways
coming into Roxboro. In fact they
may be up now. They were ready
These signs mean business. For
the past five or six months the
speed laws of Roxboro have been
enforced and it is very evident that
they will be enforced in the future.
Roxboro welcomes all who come
to this city, but Roxboro wants
people to drive carefully and per
haps save a life.
The officers in Roxboro have no
friends when it comes to arresting
speeders. In fact they had just as
soon arrest a member of the city
board as a buck private^
“Welcome to Roxboro,” but don’t |
forget to ease up on your gas just
a little before you reach the city
AT THE WINSTEAD WAREHOUSE
Mr. Lewis Long, popular Person
County farmer is back with the
Winstead Warehouse in Roxboro
this year. This makes his second
year at the house.
Also connedted with this ware-,
house this year is Mr. Jim Dunn.
This is the first year that Mr. Dunn
has served at this house.
A. A. Pratt, night railroad cross
ing tender in Framingham Center,
Mass., when on duty always wears
a nattily cut business suit, spats, a
flower in his lapel, and carries a
well as fireworks. Thirty-one rides
will be running night and day to
entertain both young and old.
Wednesday, Oct 7th, has been
designated as White School Child
ren’s Day and all will be admitted
free between 12 noon and 6 p. m.
Friday, Oct. 9, has been set aside
as colored school children’s day
all colored school children will be
admitted free during the hours
from 12 noon to 6 p. m.
Everything is ready and you are
invited to come and bring your
our Large Warehouses Ready
For Sale Os Tobacco Monday?
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UNDER SERIOUS CHARGE
Frank E. Stephens, 16 years old,
charged with attempt to extort
$25,000 from Shirkry Temple’s
EDITION OUT TODAY
Contains Many Messages For
Farmers of This Section
and Boosts Roxboro
The Person County Times pre
sents its annual Tobacco Edition
today. In this edition may be found
many articles relating to the farm
and they should plrove to be of
great help to all who read them.
This edition also contains many
advertisements from merchants in
this county urging all to bring their
tobacco to Roxboro.
The Tobacco Edition is publish
ed every year by the Times just
before the Roxboro markets opens
and is always one of the largest
editions of the year.
A number of extra copies have
been printed this time. If you de
sire one drop in and get it no
MISS MERRITT ACCEPTS
Miss Eglantine Merritt has ac
cepted a position in Fayetteville, N.
C, in the WPA office. Miss Merritt
will have three or four counties un
dqr her supervision, but will make
headquarters in the city mentioned
Her work will be that of a social
worker under the WPA.
FORCE AT WINSTEAD
We wish to announce that the
following men will be connected
with the Winstead Warehouse this
year: S. B. Winstead, J. M. Brewer,
R. H. Oakley, Robert Gentry, Lewis
Long, Jim Dunn, J. H. Ramsey,
Joe Smith, Robt. Ashley, Clyde
Meadows and A. R. Warren.
9:45 a. m. Church School. This is
Rally Day and an interesting pro
gram will be presented.
11 a. m. Morning Worship. The
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
will be observed at this service.
6:45 p. m. Meeting of the Young
People of the church.
Renew Your Subscription to the
Person County Times
Message From Mayor Dawes
The tobacco market opens in Roxboro next Monday, Octo
ber slh, 1936, and there is every reason to believe it will sell
as good, if not better elsewhere. We have all been
taught that figures don’t lie and figures last year gave this
market second highest average in the Old Belt. The paid pro
pogahdist for other markets will never admit tobacco is selling
good in Roxboro.
Come on and sell in Roxboro and let your $ $ speak the
' i R. B. DAWES, Mayor.
Pioneer, Winstead, Planters
Hyco Have Full Force of
Experienced Men Lined
Up For Season of
WILL DRAW FOR FIRST
SALE MONDAY A. M.
Four large warehouses in Rox
boro are ready for the sale of leaf
tobacco. All four will often theic
doors this week-end and invite you
to give them a trial. Those four
houses are the Pioneer, Winstead's
Planters and Hyco. All of these
houskjs have been operating in
Roxboro for a number of years and
all are managed by experienced
The Pioneer is managed by R. L
HesSejr and T. T. Mitchell. These
two men have been engaged in the
warehouse business for a number
of years and have a strong fol
The Winstead has as its proprie
tors Messrs. S. B. Winstead, Boh
Oakley and John Brewer. This
strong combination also hits a large
Owen Pass and J. D. Perkins have
active charge of the Planters this
year. For a number of years Mr.
Perkins has managed this house,
but he will be assisted by Mr. Pass
this year who owns half interest.
The Hyco names the following as
proprietors: Tobe Pass, George
Walker, Reid Jones, Frank Hester
and Robert Lunsford. All are at
your service when you desire to
sell at the Hyco.
In addition to the proprietors all
of the warehouses have many oth
er men connected with them. They
are all good warehousemen and
know how to sell tobacco.
It is not yet known which house
will have first sale on Monday.
Drawing for this sale will take
place Monday about nine a. m.
SCOUTS TO MEET
WITH CIVIC CLUBS
Date of Nov. sth Has Been Set
For Joint Meeting, But
May be Changed.
The Boy Scouts of Person County
will meet with the Kiwanis and
Rotary Clubs in a joint meeting
on Thursday, Nov. sth. This date
may be changed, but it is more
than likely to hold. Once a year
the Scouts of this county meet with
the two clubs and have charge of
the program. Last year the meeting
was held in the high school gym
nasium and brunswick stew was
The Scouts here) are really doing
things. Right now they are getting
ready for their new cabin that is to
be constructed at once and some
of the leaders are planning to take
the training course that will be
given here soon.
Active troops may be found in
practically every section of the
county and there are two troops in
It is possible that the Scouts at
Ca-Vel will have a hut within the
next twelve months.
JUNIOR DAVIS LOST S9O
The name of Junior Davis was
drawn from the Jack Pot cage last
night at the Dolly Madison theatre.
Junior was not present at either
theatre and had not attended either
during the day. He was not award
ed the money due to the fact that
he had not attended either theatre.