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VOLUME VUL ’S PUBLaUD EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAR-LINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NTIMRer
Roxboro Market Far Ahead of
.Sales For Same Time Last Year
Price is Holding Up Fine and
Indications Point to an Excel
! lent Season if Prices Continue
in Line With First Twg Weeks
LARGE BREAK EXPECTED
FRIDAY AND NEXT MONDAY
Roxboro, the largest small mar
ket in the btejt, is rapidly pushing
its way to the front and may soon
Tate another classification such as
'“one of the largest markets in the
So far Roxboro has sold right at
800,000 pounds of tobacco and the
official average is $24.00 per hun
dited. The word official here means
what it says and that is no adver
tising average. It is official.
By the end of this week it is ex
pected that this market will have
sold an even million pounds.
Last year Roxboro sold four and
onq half million. This year it will
probably reach six million. That is
the goal and should be attained.
It should be noted that there has
been a large amount of common
tobacco in Roxboro for the past two
weeks. If this weflq not true the
average would easily go to 27 or 28.
Many farmers have averaged 40
to 45 for an entire load.
A large break is expected to
morrow, Friday, and an even larg
er one on Monday. So far there has
been only one block and that was
on the first day. Farmers can sell
Hqre the day they arrive.
€. CHUNTER AT
KIWANIS CLUB MON.
Related the Story of His Recent
Trip to California. Other
Speakers on Same
G. C. Hunter was a special guest
of the Roxboro Kiwanis club last
Monday night and at this time he
told the club members about his
trip to California and return. Mr.
Hunter and his wife attended a
meeting of the Bankers Association
that was held on the west coast.
Other speakers on the same pro
gram were the new officers for the
coming year, S. B. Winstead, presi
dent; E. B. Craven, treasurer; Bill
Kirby, director; S. M. Ford, direc
tor and B. B. Strum, director.
Hugh Sawyer, secretary of the
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce,
was present for his last meeting
before leaving for Dothan, Ala.
Several members had a bit to say
to Hugh and expressed the regrets
of the club in losing a valuable
FLIM FLAM ARTIST
AT WORK IN CITY
Several People Report That
They Have Lost Money
by One Means or the *
Watch your money if you have
any or better yet do not carry
too much in your pockets. This
warning comes every year as. the
fall season starts and at times comes
too late for many.
Several people reported last
week that they had lost money by
one means or the other and some
did not know just how they lost it.
One colored man lost a large sum
of money in South Boston after he
had sold his tobacco. In this par
ticular case he was robbed and
there was nothing that he could
do. The robbers took his money
Jby means of force.
A colored boy of Roxboro, Clar
ence Burton, was relieved of S4O
last week by the old pocket book
If you have any money you had
better watch it as the artists of the
school of Flim Flam are at work
all over thfei country.
Twelve county agents from west
ern North Carolina recently visit
ed beef cattle and sheep farms in
Virginia and West Virginia to study
improved practices of feeding and
MISS MICHAELS AT TIMES
! Miss Caroline Michaels has ac
l cepted a position with the Times as
social editor. She will appreciate
your co-operation in informing her
| of the parties or social functions
that take place.
Miss Victoria Garrett who has
been social editor of this paper has
; accepted a position with The
COURSE IN HISTORY
OF ART OFFERED
Dr. E. Derendinger of Catawba
College to Offer Course
to All Teachers.
Dr. E. Derendinger from Catawba
College is offering a course in The
History and Appreciation of Ameri
can Art The work consists in the
study of architecture, sculpture and
painting as found throughout the
United States. Dr. Derendinger will
show the pictures on the screen by
means of lantern slides and will in
terpret every subject throughly.
Each teacher will get a set of pic
tures and printed lectures for fu
ture) reference. No other textbook
The class will meet Wednesday
afternoon, Octo-er 28th at 4 o’clock
in the Central School. The course
gives full certification and college
credit. The work has been approv
ed by Dr. Hillman of the State De
partment of Education and by Mr.
Griffin, superintendent of Person
SINGING CLASS AT
Class Has Been Coming Here
For a Number of Years and
Regarded as One
The Methodist Orphanage Sing
ing Class will be at Edgar Long
Methodist church Sunday, October
18th, at eleven o’clock and will give
their Sacred Concert.
This singing class comes to Rox
boro evqry year and is regarded
as one of the very best. Their musi
cal program is always enjoyed by a
large crowd!. Ten boys and girl£
make up the class and they will be
entertained at homes in the city
during their visit in Roxboro.
The public is invited to hear this
concert. There will be no admission
charge and you will be welcome at
In Big Sale
On the back page of this edition
may be found a full page ad from
the firm of Wilburn and Satter
field, local merchants. In this spacfe
they list a number of bargains that
they feel sure that the public will
be interested in, particular at this
season of the year when tobacco
is selling good and people are buy
You are invited to notice this ad
in today’s paper and this firm in
vites you to come in and see what
they have to offer.
JOE WILKERSON AT PENDER’S
Mr. Joe Wilkerson, popular young
man of Roxboro, has accepted a
position at Pender’s Grocery Store
on Main street Mr. Wilkerson has
been in the grocery business in
Roxboro for a number of years and
has many friends in Roxboro.
9:45 a. m. Church School. The
school will open promptly. Please ;
be on time.
11 a. m. Morning worship. Octo
ber is “Church Loyalty” month.
6:45 p. m. meeting of the Youqg
People of the church.
DIRECT FARM ORGANIZATION
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GRAHAM PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION
At the recent conference of directors of Production Credit Associa
tions held at the Edgewater Club, Morehead City, the Graham Production
Credit Association was represented by all of its directors and also by
the Secretary-Treasurer, James Bishop, Jr.
A picture of the group, taken at the meeting, is shown above. In it,
reading from left to right, are: First row: S. E. Boswell, vice president,
of Guilford county; D. Lacy Alston, director, of Chatham county; C. T.
Hall, president, of Person county. Standing: Janies Bishop, Jr., secretary
treasurer, Graham; L. L. Garrison, director, of Alamance county; George
C. Neal, director, of Caswell county.
The -Graham Production Credit Association serves Alamance, Cas
sell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph and Rock
ingham counties. It is an organization of farmers, operated for the bene
fit of its farmer-members, and makes short-term loans to farmers to
finance their crops and livestock, to purchase farm machinery, to repair
buildings and equipment, and for other farm purposes.
Farmers Urged To Check Report
On Work Sheets In Office
If Necessary, Soil-Conserving Crops
May he Seeded at Any Time in
October, and This Acreage Will
Count in Qualifying for Sioil-Con
By H. K. SANDERS
The county agent is anxious to
have every farmer who has signed
a work sheet to call at the office
in the basement of the Courthouse
and find out whether or not it is
necessary for him to seed any ad
ditional acreage to legumes in order
to qualify for maximum payments.
There are a number of cases in
which a farmer may apply for a
greater payment by seeding an
acre or more of crimson clover,
Vqtch or winter peas before Octo
Reports coming from the Raleigh
office indicate that the farmers of
the State are very much interested
in Seeding these soil-building crops
this fall. Other county agents are
reporting to the Raleigh office
that a greater acreage of crimson
clover has been seqded than ever
A recent ruling permits that le
gumes seeded on land which has
been in tobacco, com or grain or
other depleting crops this year may
now be seeded to legumes, before
October 31st, and that this acre
age; will count in qualifying for the
soil-conSaarving payment, which, in
Person County, means the tobacco
payment. These payments, or
grants,'are to be divided between
land owner and tenants, and it is
to the advantage of every tenant
to cooperate with the landowner in
getting these crops seeded at once.
Please remember that only legumes
—crimson clover, red clover, vetch,
winter peas, or other legumes,
deeded alone, if they follow a de
pleting crop, at a moraal rate of
seeding, will count as soil-conserv
ing acreage seeded at this time of
the year. The county agent has had
inquires of. farmers asking if seed
ing rye, wheat, or other grain on
tobacco land, or corn land, to be
turned next spring for tobacco or
corn next yqar, will count as con
serving crops. While We have had
no instructions whatever in regard
to the 1937 crop, it is just possible
that these crops may be considered
soil-building practices on the 1037
crop; but we know definitely that
they will not count in qualifying
for the soil-conserving payment
(tobacco payment) of the 1936
Each farm has been given credit
for peas, soybeans, clover, lespede
za, alfalfa, vetch, sowed corn to be
plow<e|d under, Sudan grass or mil
let to be plowed under, or any
other soil-conserving crop that was
reported by the supervisors. We
hope that each farmer who can do
so will chqck his work sheet in the
office to see whether or not he has
qualified. Call at the office in the
basement of the Courthouse, if you
are interested in knowing what the
report on your farm is. Please do
not call on Saturday afternoon, as
those who are employed on the ag
ricultural conservation program are
not required to be on duty on Sat
urday afternoons. They will be glad
to give you any possible informa
tion on your work sheet at any
time from Monday morning until
Saturday noon. The office hours are
from 8 a. m. to 12 m. and from 1
p. m. to 5 p. m., every day except
If you are interested in finding
out whether or not it is necessary
for you to seed additional acreage
in order to qualify for the maxi
mum payment, <<all at the base
ment office in the Courthouse.
The county agent has a supply
of a number of interesting bulletins
which you may sqcure by calling
at the office or by writing for any
bulletin you wish. Those most in
Winter Hay Crops, Pastures in
North Carolina, Farm Plumbing,
Farmstead Water Supply, Terracing
Farm Lands, Utilization of Flue-
Heated Tobacco Barns for Sweet
Potato Storage, Common Parasites
of Poultry Common Diseases of Poul
Call for as many of these bulle
tins as you wish, or ask for any
other bulletin in which you may
be interested and the county agent
will be glad to get it for you, if
it is available.
Poultrymen in Wayne County
are busy housing their pullets and
culling old birds. Many of the
poultrymen began keeping records
on October 1.
Don’t forget the benefit party
which the Woman’s Club is stag
ing at the Community House
Friday night, October 16, at 8
o’clock. Ask your favorite partner
and opponents to come and play
the game you enjoy most, at one
dollar a table and bring with
you cards or whatever it takes
to play the game.
Prizes donated by our local
merchants are on display in Har
ris & Burns’ window. Come to
our party, win a useful prize,
and help a worthwhile civic or
For further information call or
see Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Ford,
Mrs. Mangum, or Claire Harris.
State Has Allowed Four Extra
Teachers in Person County
School attendance in Person
county has been very good this year.
The state has allotted four extra
teachers to this county. The most
recent was at Cunningham where
they now have three teachers for
the seven grades. This school has
over one hundred in attendance.
Mr. Griffin, county school super
intendent, stated that attendance
ha,d been very good over the en
tire county this year and prospects
for an excellent year look bright.
Last year attendance at all schools
' was cut on account of a number
of large snows and much bad
weather. It is hoped that such will
be the case this winter.
PERSON CO. FAIR
FOR THIRD YEAR
’Large Crowd in Attendance
EVery Night and All En
joyed the Varied
The annual Person County Fair
is ovqr and the officials have re
leased the information that the fair
was a success. This is the third year
that this present organization has
staged a fair and they expect to
Large crowds attended the fair
every night and even though the
weather was threatening it really
didn’t bother to any great extent.
Thqre were more exhibits this
year than the two previous years
and the directors of the fair ex
pect interest in this department to
continue to grow.
The school kids had a big timq
on the days that they were admitted
free. Hundreds attended and en
joyed every minute of their time.
The directors wish to thank all
who assisted them with the fair in
any way, especially those who
Plans for next year’s fair may
be expected in two or three months.
GEORGE CUSHWA RETURNS
Mr. George Cushwa has return
ed to Roxboro from Watt’s hospital
where he has been for several
Mr. Cushwa is much better and
is able to be out.
IMPROVEMENTS AT HAMBRICK,
AUSTIN & THOMAS DRUG STORE
Hambrick, Austin and Thomas
Drug Store now has more room.
More than that the proprietors of
this store have recently installed
new booths for their customers and
otherwise remodeled their store.
Things really look nice and more
like city like.
TOBACCO TAGS TO BE
The three Tobacco Tags with Bob
Hotsil will appear, in pterson, at
Allensville high school on Friday,
October 16, at 7:45 with a lively,
dashing show and plenty of good
string music. These boys are heard
daily at 12 p. m. over WPTF.
Admission: 15c and 25c, , p
P.T.A. TO MEET
OCTOBER 20 AT
Interesting Program Has Beta
Prepared by Pupils of Sixth
There will be a regular meeting
of the Roxboro P. T. A. on Tuesday
afternoon, October 20th at 3:30 in
the Community House, Miss Odham
and hqr 6th grade pupils will furn
ish an interesting program which
will be a treat for all. All parents;
both fathers and mothers, are urg
ed to be present.
Attended District P.T.A. Meeting
Mrs. R. B. Dawes, president of
Roxboro P.T.A., Mesdames Cliff
Hall, E. E. Thomas, Carl Bowen.
Gus Deering, V. O. Blalock and
Misses Isabele de Vlamming and
Maude Montague attended a meet
ing of the North Central District of
the P.T.A. which met in Hender
son, N. C. Friday, Oct. 9th, from
9:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. The program
was very interesting and worth
It seems fitting to announce that
a representation of teachers of our
organization was made possible
through the kindness of Mesdames
Clyde Bowen, J. S. Walker and F.
W. A. Mills, who volunteered their
services in order that some teach
ers join the parents for this meet
ing. To these friends of the school
we extend sincere thanks and deep
appreciation for this kindness.
REV. J. C WOOTEN
De IN GREENVILLE
Well Known Over This entire Dis
trict Where He Was Presiding
Elder For a Number of Years.
FUNERAL LAST FIRDAY
Greenville. Oct. 9.—The Rev. John
Council Wooten, for more than 30
years active in the affairs of the
Methodist church in North Carolina,
died of a heart disease in a hospital
in Greenville Friday. He was 68
Funeral services were held at the
Farmville Methodist church, of
which he was pastor, Saturday aft
ernoon, with Presiding Elder J. M.
Culbreth in charge. Also officiating
was thq Rev. Dr. W. W. Peele, of
Charlotte; the Rev. W. A. Stanbury,
of Greensboro; the Rev. Euclid H.
McWhorter, of Tarboro; the Rev.
Walter Patten, of Wilmington; the
Rev. W. C. Martin, of Fayetteville;
and the Rev. C. K. Proctor, of Ox
Graduated From Trinity In 1898
A native of Greene county, the
clergyman was graduated from
Trinity college, now Duke universi
ty, in 1898. He served in churches
on the west coast for six years be
fore accepting the chair of Biblical
literature at Trinity.
Later, he served as pastor of
churches in Wilmington, Elizabeth
City and Raleigh, besides Farmville
He| had been the presiding elder
of the Durham, New Bern, Raleigl*
and Fayetteville districts.
Surviving are his wife, the form
er Lydia Yates of Wilmington; two
daughters, Miss Alice Yea tee Woot
en and Miss Julia Speight Wooten;
three sisters, Mrs. R. W. Bynum and
Mrs. H. T. Taylor of Stantonsburg,
and Mrs. Herbert Holden of Snow
Hill, and a brother, Dr. W. I. Woot
en of Greenville.
Rev. John C. Wooten, 68, who died
in Greenville Friday after an ex
tended illness, was a member of thq
Duke university board of trustees
and was a member of the university
A member of the Trinity class of
1898, Rev. Mr. Wooten held pastor
ates in many cities in North Caro
lina and in California. He was pro
fessor of Biblical literature in Trini
ty collegq from 1907 to 1911, and
had been a member of the universi
ty executive committee since 1915.
In addition to his widow, two
daughters survive, Miss Alicfe Woot
en, of Farmville, and Miss Julia
Wooten, who is a student in that
Duke school of nursing.
Roxboro, N. C. Rev. Wooten
was well known in Roxboro where
he has preached on numerous oc
casions. He was presiding elder of
this district for a number of yean
and had many friends here.