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THURSDAY, OCTOBER IST, 1936
On Monday, Oct. sth, the
Roxboro tobacco market opens.
It is thought now that all of
the warehouses in Roxboro will
be full of tobacco on the open
ing day and there will probably
. be a large amount here every
day in the week.
Roxboro sold over four and a
half million pounds of tobacco
last year and those who are
supposed to know say that over
six" million pounds should be
sold here this year. The capaci
ty of the Roxboro market with
nne set of buyers is about eight
million pounds per year.
There seems to be no doubt
about the fact that the Roxboro
market is growing and will con
tinue to grow during the com
ing years. By the end of next
year this market should be
Belling near capacity. After we
reach the eight million pounds
the officials will probably try to
get a second set of buyters and
they should not experience the
' difficulty doing that that a mar
ket experiences when trying to
get a third or fourth set.
Roxboro has a good market.
The mjarket here has always
been good and has always
maintained a high average.
Last year's average was $20.26
and only four other markets
nut of 18 in this belt beat that
average. These markets beat it
by only a fraction of a cent.
This average was made in spite
nf the fact that much of Person
county’s best tobacco went to
The readers of the editorial
are perhaps thinking that we
.are admitting quite a few things
that are not so favorable to
Roxboro .such as the fact that
much tobacco went out of the
county, and that four markets
beat us, etc., but we are trying
to state the plain truth. Rox
f boro doesn’ claim to be the
1 largest market in the world;
many things could be better
bere, but we do have one of
the best little markets in the
tobacco producing states and a
market that will compare with
any in the world when it comes
to price and price is what
the farmer wants when he gets
ready to sell his year’s work.
We "urge you to sell your to
bacco in Roxboro. By doing
i this you will get as much or
‘ more money than elsewhere,
you will get prompt service and
you will help your own city
i Mud county.
We make no bones about the
matter when we say that we
i want your help and need your
kelp. If you have any tobacco
to sell you can help us or you
: c«n hurt us, either by selling
here or not selling here.
Roxboro invites you to sell
1 here this year next yfear and
on and on. Roxboro offers no
apoligies in extending this in
vitation, and Roxboro and Per
son county will be a better
place if you do your part.
The Times is pleased to pre
sent its Annual Tobacco Edi
tion. The publishers of this
paper trust that it will be the
means of helping the tobacco
To all who have made this
edition possible, we render our
MORE CIGARETTES ARE
NOW BEING PRODUCED
Washington Domestic cigarette
production in 1935 was estimated at
cigarettes today by
she Commerce Department. This
compared with 112,724,000,000 in
1933, the last preceding census year
T-Tvd showed an increase of 23 per
n*nt over that period.
The Roxboro Womans’ Club will
hold its first meeting of the fall
and winter sbason Monday after
noon Oct. sth at three o’clock in
the Community House. An inter
esting program on the “History of
the Womans’ Club,” by the past
presidents, under the leadership of
Mrs. S. G. Winstead, club historian,
will be given.
Important business, pertaining to
the district meeting, which will be
at Zdbulon, N. C., Oct. 28th,
and other matters will be taken up.
A full attendance is urged.
Roxboro Womans’ Club has set
its goal for 100 members. All form
er members and all new people are
invited to come and join. The dues
are SI.OO per year and we extend
an invitation to all.
Mrs. R. H. Shelton, Pres.
Bethel Hill To
First Game of Season For Bethel
Boys. Team This Year Lighter
Than Last Year.
Friday afternoon coach Hough
will take the Hill-toppers to Hen
derson for the first game of the,
season. This year’s team is much
lighter than last year’s eleven, but
is expected to give the strong
Hejnderson eleven some strong
The first string backfield will
probably consist of Tingen, Pente
cost, Brandon and Pulliam. The
following will start the game on
the line: Woody, Wrenn, Ross, Har
ris, Hall, Young and Shotwell.
Bethell Hill has the following cap
able! reserves: Merritt, Pixley, G.
Dickerson, Pugh, Brandon, R. Dick
erson, Buchanan, Michell, Parham,
Ross and Hayes.
The schedule is as follows:
October 2 Henderson, there.
October 9 Chapel Hill, there.
October 16 Oxford Orphanage,
October 23 Cary, here,
October 30, open.
November 6 Wake Forest, here,
November 12 Mefcane, pending.
November 20 Roxboro, there.
BETHEL HILL PTA WILL MEET
The Bethel Hill PTA will hold
its first meeting of the year on Mon
day night, October sth, at 7:30
o’clock in the school auditorium.
Mrs. J. H. Mqrritt, president, is
anxious that all parents be present
at this first meeting. An interesting
program has been planned by the
program committee, which will be
followed by social hour, instructions
given to officers, committee chair
men, and room representatives. All
teachers and parents are urged to
be present Monday night at 7:30.
The magazine Today reminds us
that the AAA’s idea of paying
people for not doing something is
not new. It declares that in the days
of the Old West the Wells Fargo
company paid one highwayman a
salary of $125 a month not to hold !
up its stage coaches.
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New York, N. Y.—“IT’S TRUE! that Peggy Conklir, whe
scored a hit opposite Leslie Howard in ‘The Petrified Forest’ on
Broadway, plays the romantic feminine lead in M-G-M’s ‘The
Devil Is a Sissy’,” says Wiley Paden. “Also, IT’S TRUE! that
The Screen Boys’ Club, limited to youngsters under sixteen who
have at least three motion picture roles to their credit, has been
organized with Freddie Bartholomew, Bennie Bartlett, Jackie
Cooper, David Holt, Billie Lee, Mickey Rooney, Sherwood Bailey,
and Buster Slaven as charter members!” '
PERSON COUNTY TIMES RftXBORO, N. C.
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Phone 747-1 Roxboro, N. C.
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The Roxboro Tobacco
market will open Monday,
October sth. You are ex
tended an invitation to try
selling your tobacco here.
Organizations are wel
come to use this space. Call
250 and ask for it.
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EUROPE’S RICHEST PRINCESS
Princess Juliana of Holland, with
her fiance, Prince Bernhard of
Lippe, whose engagement has jnst
CIGARETTE TAX IN
IOWA SHOWS GAIN
Des Moines lowa cigarette tax
c|s were added to gasoline, beer
and inheritance fees as taxes show
ing a gain in revenue for June and
the first six months of the year.
June receipts were $147,119 as
compared to $119,801 for June. 1935.
Buy Your Shoes From
HARRIS & BURNS
and get the highest quality at the lowest prices
A Here are shoes for every member of the family from the
tiny tots to a giants size. Every width from AAA to EEE.
W Styles for dress or work. Shoes that will wear,
wear, and wear.
Stunning Styles for Ladies $2, $3 and $4 Ajr
Other good makes for men $2.50 to $4
THE VERY BEST IN SCHOOL SHOES FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS. ™
f RUBBER FOOTWEAR
We have never had such a complete line before. All the
most popular styles in Ball Band be it Gaiters, Boots or
Shoes. When you buy Ball Band you buy the best in
rubber. But we have cheaper grades that are good foot
wear if you want lower prices.
IT WILL PAY YOU TO SELL YOUR TOBACCO IN
ROXBORO AND BUY YOUR WINTER SHOES FROM
Harris & Burns S^pßjjCi.
ROXBOSO’S BEST STORE
IS BURNED DOWN
FOR CIRCUS MOVIE
“Bengal Tiger” Playing at Palace
Theatre Saturday A. M. 10:30
Saturday P. M. 11:30.
An historic landmark of the mo
tion picture industry was burned
to the ground. It was a barn built
thirty years ago when what is now
the! Warner Bros, lot was a pig
farm. The building, which in ttb
time was used in several hundred
pictures, was destroyed as part of
a conflagaration representing the
burning of a circus’ winter quart
ers, for ‘Bengal Tiger,” which comes
to the Palace theatre on Saturday
of this week.
Originally used by Jesse Lasky
Person County Times’ Classified
WHO’S WHO DIRECTORY
For Seed, Feed and Groceries of
all kinds call
for Groceries and Clothing.
Country Produce bought and
Fresu Country Produce bought
and sold. Everything a farmer
needs from hay on Also
Gas and Oil.
S. P. GENTRY & CO.
If you are looking for a good
used car at your price, you are
looking for us.
C. H. JOYNER CHEVROLET
BROOKS SERVICE STATION
for gas and oil.
The best pit cooked barbecue
you ever tasted. Cold drinks
when he first went to California
to make pictures, the barn became
part of many Westerns. Acquired
as part of a property purchased by
First National Studios, the pictur
esque structure continued to be
used by Warner Bros, after affilia
tion of the two concerns.
Old timers on the Warner Bros,
lot didn’t like to see the tottering
old barn reduced to ashes. But they
had the satisfaction of knowing
that it would go out in a blaze of
drama. For Barton Mac Lane and
Warren Hull braved dangers that
were real in spite of all protective
measures, to rescue trapped lions
and tigers from the burning build
It was all a part of the circus
thriller written by Roy Chanslor
and Earl Felton. Besides Satan, the
Man Killing Tiger, Mac Lane and
Hull, the cast includes June Travis,
Paul Graetz, Joseph King, Don Bar
clay, Gordon Hart and Carlyle
Moore, Jr. Louis King directed.
NORTH END SERVICE
invites you to come here for gas
and oil. Also groceries and
ROCK INN SERVICE STATION
for gas, oil, tires, tubes, and ice
cold beer. Also light groceries
RED LANE SERVICE STATION
Expert washing and polishing.
We call for your car.
Sec us for Singer Sewing Ma
chines. We will be glad to
demonstrate. We repair all
J W. GREEN
PIEDMONT FURNITURE CO.
J. H. Lewis, Mgr., J. Burlie Day
See us for Better Values in
Furniture, Stoves and Ranges.
Your Business Appreciated
THURSDAY, OCTOBER IST, 1936
IMPORT DUTIES ON
LEAF IS INCREASED
Effective June 11, 1936, the Egyp
tian import duties were increased
on tobacco, and tobacco products
by a decree published in the Journ
al official on that date, and intend
ed as a revenue meas'uiTe, according
to a report of June 13th from As
sistant Trade Commissioner, F. A.
M. Alfsen, at Cairo.
The new duties in milliemes per
net kilo are as follows (with form
er rates shown in parenthesis):
leaf tobacco, 1,200 (1,100); manu
factured tobacoo, including cigars,
cigarettes, etc., 1,600 (I,soo.—Com
merce Reports, July 18th.
Professor Lee R. Dice of New
Haven, Conn., since 1928 has been
Iboching a trained mouse to sing.
He says it makes a better pet than
a canary because it can be heard
only about twenty-five feet.
For good clean sport visit the
TUXEDO BILLIARD PARLOR
Inexpensive and entertaining
WANTED - LOST - FOUND
LOST—S9O by Junior Davis by
not attending either the Pal
ace or Dolly Madison theatres
WANTED—A winner for the
Jack Pot of SIOO at the Dolly
Madison or Palace theatres
next Wednesday. 10-1-lt
WANTED Twenty-five (25)
men for gate keepers and tick
et takers for the Person Coun
ty Fair, October sth to 10th.
Apply at fair grounds Friday
(October 2nd) and Saturday
(October 3rd) to Mr. Alexand