, - Ohm, • ••
We #eht all the hews of
Tour community. Pleas*
call us or send it in.'*
• k.■ ■ • •
nr TOC WOULD KNOW what is going on abound you bead thf person county tewes4t is a papeb fob all the people of person and adjoining counties.
Volume vm published eveby Thursday, roxboro, north Carolina, Thursday, October 22, 1936 use person county products number fourteen
Roxboro Market Far In Advance
, Os Last YeaW, For Same Time
Market Has Sold One Million
and One Hundred Thousand
Poundfc at an Excellent Av
erage For the Entire Season;
Much Good Tobacco Being
REPORTS TO GO ON AIR
FOR SEVERAL WEEKS
The Roxboro tobacco market has
sold approximately twice as much
tobacco this year as was sold here
in the same period of time last year.
The amount sold to date is one mil
lion and one hundred thousand
pounds of tobacco. The official av
erage for the year is right at 24c.
Averages per day are now running
at 27 c, but low quality tobacco at
the first of the season has pulled
the average down for the year.
Many individual averages for large
loads running as high as fifty
dollars and individual piles are go
ing as high as seventy-five dollars
per hundred pounds.
A large sale is expected Friday,
and also Monday. The market will
probably sell a half million pounds
more by Saturday of next week.
Beginning tonight market Teports
from Roxboro wil be broadcast over
station WPTF of Raleigh. This
broadcast will be between 6 p. m.
ahd 9 p. m. and is through the
courtesy of the People’s Bank of
this city. The broadcast will be
every Tuesday, Thursday and Fri
day. The epcact time will be an
nounced later, but will be between
6 and 9 p. m.
RED CROSS ROLL
CALL TO TAKE
PLACE NOV. 11TH
Jim Harris to be in Charge of
Roll Call For
Gordan C. Hunter, chairman of
the Person County Chapter of the
American National Red Cross, has
called a meeting of this chapter for
Friday, October 23, in the office
of thq city manager. It is expected
that a number of those who are
interested in this work will be
Miss Pearl Creecy, national rep
resentative, will be present at this
.meeting. At this time the "activities
for this year will be outlined.
Jim Harris, tily manager, will
act as chairman for the Red Cross
801 l Call this year which will take
place on November 11th.
Wanted To find the sweetfest,
prettiest, dearest baby in Roxboro.
If this treasure happens to be in
v, your home will you help us locate
y TFJOur representative will call on
| you in a day or two. Let us enter
/ your baby in a baby contest that
-will be conducted absolutely fairly
and squarely, and help the Eastern
, SANG HERE
On Sunday, October 18th, a num
ber of Duke students sang at the
- Episcopal church in Roxboro. This
| Singing was greatly enjoyed by
' ’’ ♦ o
’ More and better babies
i A story which tells of extraordi
nary inducements being offered in
Germany for more and better
Read this story in this No
vember Ist issue of the American
Weekly, the big magazine which
comes evijry Sunday with the Bal
timore American. On sale at all
| COUNTRY CLUB MEETING
r A meeting of all the member
ship wil be Hejd at the Court
house on Friday, October J&d,
; at 7:30 p. m., to ratify the cen
\ stitution and by-laws of the
m There will also be a meeting
Mjpf the Board of Governors im-
Knediately following this meet
Mr. Eure, Democratic nominee for
Secretary of State, will speak in
Roxboro Thursday, October 29th in
Mr. Eure is a vejry capable speak
er and he will probably be greeted
by a large crowd in Roxboro. Public
cordially invited to be present at
8 p. m.
P. T. A. ANNOUNCES
GRADE MOTHERS AND
ALL COMMITTEES FOR
THIS SCHOOL YEAR
Different Committees Appoint
ed and Organization Has Ex
cellent Set-up For Year
MRS. DAWES PRESIDENT
Room representatives or grade
mothers: Mrs. Emmitt Wilkerson,
Mrs. Mary Trotter Long’s grades
Mrs. C. E. Stewart, Mrs. H. L. Ca
Miss Marie Garland’s grade, Mrs.
V. A. Thomas, Mrs. E. G. Horton.
Miss Anna Wooding Winstead’s
grade, Mrs. Ada Dickerson, Mrs.
Miss Blanche Winstead’s grada
Mrs. Joe Blanks, Mrs. R. D. Mitchell.
Miss Sue Merritt’s grade, Mrs. M.
A. Stewart, Mrs. Lawrence Woods.
Miss Maude Montague’s grade,
Mrs. W. T. Kirby, Mrs. R. M.
Miss Nell Bird Wood’s grade, Mrs.
Gus Deering, Mrs. Clarence Barnes.
Miss Isabel daVlaming’s grade,
Mrs. Guy Warmack, Mrs. Jack
Miss Inda Collins’ grade, Mrs.
Edwin Bowlfcs, Mrs. Mollie Bar
Mrs. Mussette Bailey’s grade, Mrs.
W. L. King, Mrs. Arthur Rimmer.
Miss Claire Harris’ grade, Mrs.
R. L. Harris, Mrs. C. A. Harris.
Mrs. V. O. Blalock’s grade, Mrs.
J. H. Moore, Mrs. J. A. Humphries.
Miss Odham’s grade, Mrs. Edgar
Boatwright, Mrs. Emmitt Wilker
Miss Eppes’ grade, Mrs. C. C.
Winstead, Mrs. George Kane.
Mrs. Ben Brown’s grade, Mrs. B.
B. Newell, Mrs. S. G. Winstead.
P.T.A. Committees 1936-37
Program committee Mrs. Ed
gar Boatwright, chairman, Mrs. W.
F. West, Miss Isabel deVlaming.
Publicity committee—Miss Maude
Montague, chairman, Miss Leono
Finance committee Mrs. Arch
Jones, chairman, Mrs. W. F. A.
Mills, Mrs. Cy Kirby, Mrs. Merle
A. Stewart, Mrs. Oscar Long, Mrs.
Hospital committee Mrs. R. C.
Hall, chairman, Mrs. Rteade Jones,
Mrs. M. K. Saunders, Mrs. T. B.
Membership committee Mrs.
Irving Moore, chairman, Mrs. R. H.
Gates, Mrs. John Irvin Brooks, Mrs.
W. F, West, Mrs. Murphy,, Mrs. T.
E. Aqstin, Mrs. Bob Smith, Mrs.
Carl Bowen, Mrs. Henry O’Briant.
President, Mrs. R. B. Dawes; vice
president, Mrs. R. C. Hall; secre
tary, Mrs. Dick Bullock; treasurer,
Mrs. Martin Michie.
Paul Kramer of Tinicum, Pa., has
built up a prosperous business col
lecting water lice from stagnant
pools and selling them as food to
the owners of tropical fish.
TO BEGIN SUNDAY
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Walter L. Johnson of Mt..
Airy to Preach at Services.
Meeting to Continue
The annual revival meeting of
thq First Baptist church will begin
Sunday. Dr. Walter L. Johnson,
pastor of the Baptist church at Mt.
Airy, will preach during the revival.
Dr. Johnson has pn excellent rep
utation as a preacher and his mes
sages are certain to be well worth
your time. In addition to being an
able pnepcher Dr. Johnson is a
scholar as well and the public will
get much from his sermons.
The singing for the revival meet
ing will be in charge of Mrs. Victor
Satterfield and Mr. Dewey Young.
The public is cordially invited to
ajttend all of these services. The
morning service will be at 9:30 and
the qvening service will be at 7:30.
The meeting will continue for ten
ED CLOYD SPEAKER
AT KIWANIS CLUB
Meeting of Board of Governors
Held Immediately After
I Mr. Ed Cloyd, Lieutenant Gover
nor of the Fifth Kiwanis District,
was the speaker at the regular
meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis
Club Monday night. Mr. Cloyd re
viewed the history of the Roxhoro
club fori the past year, and stated
that the work done had been very*
good. He also praised the work of
the different committees of the
Robert Long, chairman of the un
derprivileged children’s committee,
stated that several children had re
cently been examined for defective
vision and that it was probable that
more would be examined this week.
If these children need glasses and
cannot buy them the club will pay
Immediately after the regular
meeting the governors of the club
were called together for a short
The meeting for next Monday
will be held in the Community
W. M. S. CIRCLES TO MEET
The W. M. S. Circles of the First
Baptist Church will meet Monday
afternoon at 3 p. m. as follows:
No. 1 with Mrs. J. W. Montague.
No. 2 with Mrs. E. G. Thomas.
No. 3 with Mrs. O. W. Long.
No. 4 with Mrs. J. A. McWhorter.
Rocky Mount Boxers To Be
Hfere For Hallowe’en Night
“Wild” Bill Howard to be Featured Against Bob Moore in 6 2-
Minute Rounds as Main Attraction. Joe King and
Basil Young to be on Second Card.
The ghosts may walk on Hallo
we’en night, but ten good boxers are
going to fight in the ring at the
Winstead Warehouse at 9 p. m.
An excellent card has been lined
up for this occasion. All of the boys
hail from Rocky Mount and they
have all had about all the ring ex
perience that they could have pos
sibly had in the years that they
“Wild” Bill Howard will be
matched against Bob Moore of
Rocky Mount in the main bout.
This fight is for six two-minute
rounds and should be one that is
packed with thrills.
Basil Young, Roxboro, will be
matched against Herbert Turner,
Rocky Mount, for the semi-final.
These boys will fight for five
rounds and everyone here knows
that Young starts fighting the min
ute he hits the ring.
Admission to this boxing attrac
tion will be thirty-five cents. This
entitles you to a ringside seat. There
is not standing room.
Thq complete card is: Tffj
4 2-minute rounds
lib JbflkjL A • ;
rPj&p iitr- >!V-
F : “7$ V* *1
(" 4 '■ J -* ft . i; - • 1
Graduates in the Promotion Day Exercises of the Sunday School of the
Baptist Church, September, 1936.
MRS. SARAH BROWN
DIED MONDAY P. M.
Funeral Services Held at Grave
in Charge of Rev.
Mrs. Sarah Ashley Brown, age 75,
wife of the late Andrew Brown,
died at her home in Helena at 6
p. m., October 19th. She had been
ill for three months. Death was
caused by old age and complica
Mrs. Brown is survived by three
sons: Alex and Warren Ashley of
Helena, J. L. Ashley of Vanceboro,
N. C., one daughter, Mrs. Mattie
Wagner of Person County.
Funeral services were held at the
graveside at 2 p. m., October 20th.
Rev. Coley assisted by Rfev. Black
and Rev. Young were in charge of
’‘thei funeral services.
The active pallbearers were. Alex,
J. L. and S. W. Ashley, Willie Wag
ner, Edgar and James Ashley. The
flower bearers were: Misses Pattie
Holesonback, Bettie White Ashley,
Loyd Braughon, EVe Ashley, Estelle
Gentry, Sallie Bet Watkins, Lizzie
Wagner and Mrs. J. L. Oakley.
Mrs. Brown was one) of the old
est members of the Antioch church.
Interment was in the Ashley
family burying ground near Anti
PERSON COUNTY UNION
TO MEET FRIDAY, OCT. 23
There is to be a meeting of the
Person County Union Friday night,
October 23rd, at 7:30 p. m. at
Brooksdale church. The church
is entertaining and we know that
we shall have a very interesting
indexing. Miss Reba Cousins is go
ing to be there and is bringing a
speaker with her. We would like to
have all of the young people of the
Methodist Sunday schools and
Leagues in the County to attend.
Lloyd Blackwell, 142 lbs., Roxboro
Ed Clements, 141 lbs., Ca-Vel
4 2-minute rounds
Bill Winstead, 121 lbs., Roxboro
Clyde “Red” Evans, 125 lbs.,
(5 2-minute rounds)
Joe King, 132 lbs., Roxboro
Jimmy Gilbert, 130 lbs., Rocky M.
(5 2-minute rounds)
Basil Young, 152 lbs., Roxboro
Herbert Turner, 145 lbs., Rocky M.
(6 2-minute rounds) *
“Wild” Bill Howard, 148 lbs.,
Bob Moore, 145 lbs., Rocky Mount
TIME 9 P. M.
Admission: Children 10c including
ringside. Adults 35c including ring
AT BUSHY FORK
Mrs. E. P. Warren Elected
President as Forty-six Pa
rents Joined the
The people of Bushy Fork school
met Wednesday night in the school
auditorium and organized a Parent-
Teacher Association. The following
officers were elected president, Mrs.
E. P. Warren; vice; president, Mrs.
Scott Hovatter; secretary, Miss Ad
die Hester. There were about 200
parents and friends of the school
present and 46 joined the associa
Mrs. Malone, president of the
Prospect Hill P. T. A. was present
and explained the starting and
working of the organization. She
told some of the things their local
P. T. A. had accomplished.
The meeting was opened with
some community singing; an im
promptu quartet sang two selections.
The Morefield trio was kind enough
to come and enliven the program
with some very good string music
Mrs. Scott Hovatter and Mrs.
Byrd Long furnished and served
lemonade and cookies after the
We all hope to get started to a
happy and worthwhile) year and
from the enthusiasm shown last
night I believe Bushy Fork will
prove to have one of the most wide
awake organizations in the county.
The. Midnight Ramblers will be
at the school Friday night, October
23, at eight o’clock. Admission 15c
COLLINS & AIKMAN
Twenty Men Who Had Been
With Company Ten Years
or More Met at Com
One of the most delightful din
ners of the year was given by Col
lins & Aikman Corp. last night at
the Roxboro Community House to
all in Roxboro who had been with
the company for ten years or more.
Twenty from Roxboro qualified
under this rule and six came down
from other plants making a total of
twenty-six present for the dinner.
Gus Deering had more time to
his credit than any other Roxboro
citizen. He had been with the com
pany for eighteen years. J. Matt
Dickerson, Person County native,
had been with the company for
All were presented with a gold
pin as a token of the company’s
The meeting was presided over
by Stuart Ford and Baxter Man
GOOD SALE AT PLANTERS
F. D. Long & Lee sold 214 pounds
of tobacco at the Planters Waiter
house, Roxboro, N. C., today for
75 cents pdr pound. $160.50 for en
tire pile. His entire sale averaged
over 50 cents per pound.
Bumpass & Day Service Station
has received two coats of white
paint and looks much better than
it did a week ago. Messrs. Bumpass
& Day state that they plan to make
more improvements as time passes.
I INTERESTING EVENTS
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, Oct. 22, 1883,
New York Metropolitan
Opera House opened.
DR. J. H. HUGHES
Other Officials Elected at Meet
ing Last Thursday Night.
Ready For Start.
Dr. J. H. Hughes was elected aa
president of the Roxboro Country
Club, Inc., at a meeting of the di
rectors last Thursday night. Other
officers elected were, J. A. Long;
first vice president, C. A. Harris,
second vice president, H. K. Strang,
secretaiy and Bill Walker, treasur
At this same meeting the direc
tors adopted tfrq constitution and
by-laws which will be submitted
to the members. Friday f .ght.
It really looks now as tnough the
Country Club will be a success.
Over a hundred members have been
secured and it is expected that;
work on the project will be started
at an early date.
Present plans call for a club
house, swimming, fishing, boating,
tennis and golf.
The site is at Lock Lily.
HALLOWE’EN TO BE
CELEBRATED IN CITY
Nothing Special Planned, But
Ghosts Are Certain to be
Out in Full Force.
Although it hasn’t been exactly
planned, it is bound to happen, it
does every Hallowe’en night the
ghosts are going to walk again.
By this time next week it is
probable that different kinds of
celebrations- for Hallowe’en night
will bte planned. Main street of
Roxboro will be roped off and this
will allow all those who care to
celebrate ample room to do so with
out any danger.
Many young boys have already
made plans to remove] a few chairs
and swings from front porches and
probably turn over a few small
houses. They mean no harm, but
they must have a little fun.
Over two thousand people are
expected to be in the business dis
trict of Roxboro on this night and
50 per cent will be in costumes.
SCOUT COUNCIL IN
Plans Made For Joint Meeting
With Two Civic Clubs on
The Person County Boy Scout
Council met last Tuesday night in
the office of Dr. A. F. Nichols with
about fifteen scouters present.
At this meeting a large amount
of business was discussed and many
byvents planned. The main thing
discussed was the joint meeting
that is to be held with the Rotary
and Kiwanis clubs on November 2.
At this meeting the Boy Scouts of
this county will be the guests of
the two civic clubs' and they will
have complete charge of the pro
Carl Bowen will have charge of
the meal and also thq program that
the scouts will present. It is thought
that this meeting will be held in
the high school gymnasium.
Plans were also discussed for the
scout cabin and it is thought that
work will start soon.
GOOD TOBACCO GOOD SALE
F. D. Long and Lea sold 1024
pounds of tobacco at thei Winstead
Warehouse Monday for $512.08.
This was an average of $50.08 per
348 pounds brought 70c per pound.
Mr. Long says that all of this to
bacco was raised with 3-8-5 Smith.
Douglas Orange fertilizer.
Roxboro, N. C. 1
BRUCE GARRETT AT WATTS
Bruce Garrett, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Garrett, was taken to
Watt’s hospital last Wednesday
where he underwent an operation
on his back.
We are glad to report that he is
getting along nicely and will be abla.
to come home at an early date. -