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IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU READ TH* PERSON COUNTY TIMES-IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
JOHN BARRY IS
SPEAKER AT LOCAL
KIVANIS CLUB MON.
Spoke on the Five Constitutional
Amendments to be Voted
on November 3rd.
John Barry, president of the Dur
ham Kiwanis Club and editor of the
Durham Sun, was guest speaker at
th/e, Roxboro Kiwanis Club last
Mr. Barry spoke on the five con
stitutional amendments that are to
he voted on November 3rd. Mr. Bar
ry was well acquainted with his
subject and all Kiwanians were
•deeply interested in his remarks.
A number of Kiwanians will go
to Greensboro this weekend for
thq district convention that is to
be held there. S. B. Winstead and
■George Currier are the official dele
gates, but several others will also
The Kiwanis Club will not hold
its regular meeting next Monday,
hut will meet Thursday with the
Kotary Club and with the Boy
Scouts organization in the high
school gymnasium. The Scouts will
have charge of the program.
ASKED TO PAY DUES
FOR IST QUARTER
Original Proposition Calls For
One Hundred Paying Mem
bers to Begin the
BILL WALKER TREASURER
At a meeting of the Board of
Governors held Friday, Oct. 23rd,
1936, a motion was made and adopt
ed that no further steps be taken
toward the organization of the club
until a final canvas be made of the
tentative list of members, and a re*-
port of such canvas is made back
to the Board of Governors. The origi
nal proposition calls for a minimum
of one hundred paying members, and
the finance committee now calls
upon you for payment of the first
■quarterly dues, and would appreci
ate any advance payment of dues
so as to increase the working capi
tal to improve the physical lay-out
of the club.
The constitution and by-laws pro
vide that resident charter members
$26.00 initiation fee plus 10%
federal revenue tax.
$24.00 yearly dues (first year
And, that the non-resident chart
er members pay no initiation fee
but $24.00 yearly dues, for the first
year only. Dues for the second year
will be determined by the Board
of Governors at a later date.
Quarterly payments for resident
members ar e $13.15, payable imme
diately, January Ist, 1937, April Ist,
1937, and July Ist, 1937; the second
year beginning October Ist, 1937.
Quarterly dues for non-resident
members are $6.00, payable on thq
The Board of Governors request
that first quarterly payments be
paid by November Ist, 1937, and
the finance committee will canvas
any members not paid by that
date. Please send your check or hand
your money to: Bill Walker, trtas.,
Roxboro Country Club at Walker
Insurance Agency, Roxboro, N. C.
or any member of the finance com
The Board of Governors is very
confident that replies to this can
vas will be prompt and generous,
■anH that they will have the neces
sary assurance from the members to
proceed with the organization of
One Cent Sale
Thomas & Oakley Drug Store is
staging a One Cent Sale next week,
Nov. 4,5, 6 and 7th. In today’s is
sue of the Person County Times is
an ad telling of a feyr of the values
that will be offered.
The proprietors of this store urge
you to look at the ad ahd select the
items that you will want to buy
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
HUGH SAWYER UKES
States That Dothan is a Real
Business Town, But Also
Affords Plenty of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sawyer, and
their cat, Colonel, have arrived in
Dothan, Alabama, where Mr. Saw
yer has accepted a position as secre
tary of the Dothan Chamber o's
Commerce. Mr. Sawyer writes that
he likes his new work fine and that
he is expecting to have a good year.
He also states that Dothan is a
real business town, but offered all
the advantages usually found in the
most exclusive sportsmans’ paradise;
The population of Dothan in 1890
was 247, in 1900 it was 3,275, in 1910
it jumped to 7,016, now the city has
16,046 people and Sawyer expects
to push this up to 20,000 in a year
Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer have many
friepids in Roxboro who wish them
all the success possible.
MULE FOLLOWED OLD
TRAIL AND DIED
Selected Winstead Warehouse
Stall as His Final Stand
and Then “Up and
Mr. S. G. Winstead had a mule.
He does not have this same mule
today, because the mule is dead.
Last week it was very evident
that said mule was sick very sick
and couldn’t live any longer. Mr.
Winstead turned him out in order
that his last days might be happy
Early the next morning the mule
slowly walked down town, turned
into the drive of the Winstead
Warehouse, where he had been
hundreds of times, walked into a
stall at the rear and died.
Mr. Winstead stated that he did
not believe that this animal knew
what he was doing or even where
he was going, but that he had been
to the warehouse so many times
that he just naturally turned in the
He attended his last sale, and re
ceived as his price a nice grave.
BOXING BOUTS NOT
TO TAKE PLACE SAT.
Number of Roxboro Boxers
Were Not in Good Shape
and Bouts Had to be
The boxing bouts that had been
scheduled for Saturday night of
this week have, been cancelled. This
was due to the fact that three of
the Roxboro boys were in no shape
to fight and the promoters did not
care to substitute on this particular
It is. understood that the same
program will be staged here for
Thanksgiving. It is also piossible
that Jimmy Pattisal may be brought
to Roxboro this winter in a feature
bout. His opponent will be named
The program that will be staged
Thanksgiving is supposed to be one
of the best that will be here during
the winter months. All of the boys
will be in good shape and good
fights may be expected.
“Wild” Bill Howard, Jo e King,
Basil Young and others will be on
NEW SERVICE AT
The Roxboro Laundry Co. an
nounces this wdqk that Mr. Ed Col
lier, formerly of Moorefield Clean
ers, Danville, Va., has accepted a
position with ' the Roxboro Laun
dry and will begin work Monday
Mr. Collier is an expert at dry
cleaning and specializes in clean
ing ladies’ knitted suits and also
dyeing of all kinds. The Laundry
believes that Mr. Collier is one of
thq best in this section and the
proprietors believe that the ladies
will welcome this new service of
expert work on knitted suits.
IN ROXBORO FOR
HALLOWE EN NIGHT
Street Running b y Central
School Will be Roped Off in
Order That All May Pa
rade and Play.
As usual a large crowd is ex
pected to be present in Roxboro on
Saturday night, Hallowe’en. A large
number will be dressed in costumes
of one kind or the other and many
will be very interesting to see.
The street running by the main
entrance of Centra 1 . School will be
roped off in order that all who care
to may have a place to romp and
It will be impossible to rope off
Main street due to the fact that
there will be too much traffic on
Children always look forward to
Hallowe’en night and they have al
ready made their plans to make a
big occasion of this night in 1936.
Prizes are being offered for the
Ist prize, $2 cash; also a $3.50
flash light donated by Thomas &
2nd prize, $2 worth of merchan
dise donated by A. S. Hassan.
3rd prize, a two pound box of
candy donated by Thompson Ins.
GOOD SALE AT WINSTEAD
Amos Johnson, colored, made an
excellent sale, at the Winstead
Warehouse on Tuesday of this week.
He sold 588 pounds of tobacco for
$295.72; an average of $50.30 per
BIG HALLOWE’EN AT
BUSHY FORK FRIDAY
Hundreds of Events to Take Place
and Something For Every
one to do.
The Bushy Fork school is plan
ning a night of fun at their annual
Hallowe’en Carnival on Friday
night. Every one is urged to come.
A good time is promised to all, both
young and old.
There will be no door charge al
though there will be free attrac
tions in the auditorium beginning
at 7:30. There will be a square
dance in costume accompanied by
string music. There will also be va
rious numbers- by mfembers of the
Five cakes are to be raffled off.
These cakes were donated by inter
ested mothers of the community
who have a reputation for making
eixceptionally good cakes. Lemton
ade and hot dogs will be sold at
one booth. At another you can buy
home-made candy made and donat
ed by some of the best candy mak
ers of the community.
The leading attractions will be
shooting gallery, a ball throwing
concession, a fish pond, apple bob
bing and bingo. The prizes for the
bingo game werei donated by merch
ants of the community and of Rox
AUCTION SALE SATURDAY
There will be an auction sale
Saturday, October 31st, at the J. N.
Watson farm near Prospect Hill.
The sale, starting at 9 a. m., will
offer a number of horses and mules,
cattle, household and kitchen fur
niture, and many other items.
MR. AND MRS. LEDBETTER
IN NEW YORK CITY
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Ledbetter left
Sunday for New York City. They
drove to Norfolk, Va., from there
they took the boat to New York,
where they will spend this week.
WOMAN’S CLUB TO MEET
The Woman’s Club will meet
Monday afternoon, November 2 at
the Community House at 3 o’clock.
Mrs. Mamie Merritt, chairman of
thq Public Health Department will
be in charge of the program.
Dr. S. P. Lewis will have an in
teresting talk on the “Phase of Pub
lic Health.” Everyone is requested
to be present.
DAWES TO ACT AS
CHAIRMAN IN ELEC
Electrical Dealers of Roxboro
Have Staged a Unique Cam
paign That Has Attracted
Announcement was made today
that Mayor R. B. Dawes has con
sented to act as chairman of the
board of elections for the Elec
Thrift Election Campaign. Acting
on this board with Mr. Dawes will
be Messrs. Ledbetter, Shelton and
Elec Thrift’s campaign for the
office of commissioner of Happiness
has attracted state-wjde attention.
It is a uniqute, sales plan which is
being staged by the electrical deal
ers of Roxborto. During the past
five weeks much local interest has
been evidenced and many Roxboro
folks have registered their inten
tions to vote for Elec Thrift on No
vember 6, the day which has been
designated as his own personal elec
The Board of Elections through
its chairman, R. B. Dawes, announc
ed that registration books would
remain open through the closing of
business on Thursday evening, No
vember 5. Persons who have not al
ready done so are urged to register
before that time at each of the co
operating etectrical dealers. A cash
prize contest is being staged in con
nection with the campaign. Details
regarding this contest may be se
cuitejd from any of the electrical
dealers mentioned above as mem
bers of the Board of Elections. “Ar
rangements for the awarding of the
priAep,” says chairman Dawes, “are
being completed and will be an
nounced at an early date.”
FINE AT BETHE
Rev. J. L. Coley Present For
Chapel on Tuesday; P.T.A.
to Meet Nov. 2nd.
On Tuesday morning the high
school and seventh grade students
at Bethel Hill school wtjre very
fortunate to have for their speaker
Rev. J. L. Coley of the North Rox
boro and Providence Baptist church
es. He chose as his topic, “The Kind
of Religion That Everybody Be
lieves in.” The characteristics of
such a religion includes neighborli
ness, restriction, forehandedness,
confession of wrong, and forgive
Bethel Hill P. T. A. Will Meet
Bethel Hill Parent-Teacher Asso
siation will meet Monday night,
November 2, at 7:30 o’clock in the
An interesting program on “The
School Library” has been planned
by the program committee. Students
from the tenth and eleventh grades
will give short talks on “Our need
for a more adequate school library.”
“How parents promote the library”
will be discussed by parent mem
bers of the P. T. A. Other reports
will be given on “Books to Grow
on,” and a playlet, “Book Pals,” by
the qighth grade will conclude the
program. A number of new books
which have been purchased recent
ly for the high school library will
be on exhibit.
All parents are invited and urged
to attend this meeting.
Hallowe’en Carnival at Bethel Hill
The Bethel Hill Athletic Associa
tion is sponsoring a Hallowe’en car
nival in the school gymnasium Fri
day night at 7:30 o’clock. Those at
tending are asked to wear costumes,
and prizes will be given to the high
school student, grade child and com
munity person wearing the best
costume. Various amusements will
be provided, including bingo, throw
ing at milk bottles, wishing well,
bobbing for apples, fortune telling,
etc. A short program and string mu
sic will be furnished.
There will be a small admission
charge of sc.
IN FLOOR SHOW
Misses Rebecca and Rachel Hunt
er will appear in floor show in
Greensboro Hallowe’en at annual
JAMES W. WHITFIELD
DIED SUNDAY A. M.
Funeral Services Are Conducted
From Home Monday
James W. Whitfield, 70, well
known resident of the Bushy Fork
community, died at his home at 2:30
o’clock Sunday morning following
declining health of several months.
Surviving are: his widow, one
daughter, Mrs. L. W. Horton; two
sisters, Miss Ruth Whitfield and
Mrs. W. H. Allqn and one brother,
J. H. Whitfield, all of Bushy Fork.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Monday afternoon at)
1:30 o’clock with Rev. S. F. Nicks,
pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist
church, assisted by Elder J. A.
Herndon, of Durham, officiating.
Burial followed in the family ceme
tery. Members of the Junior order
served as pallbearers.
TO THE VOTERS OF
Lawyers of person County Favor
Increasing Number of Supreme
The undersigned practicing law
yers of Person County respectfully
urge each and every voter of the
county casting a vote in the No
vember 3rd election to vote for the
Constitutional Amendment autho
rizing the increase of the number
of Supreme Court Associate Jus
tices from four to six members, that
is an increase of two members. The
amendment should be approved by
our electorate in fairness both to
the members of the court and to
the citizenship of the state who
have or may have matters to be de
cided upon by the court. The work
of the court is so heavy that its
members are continually under a
strain of overwork. To such an ex
lent is this true that it is harmful
to the health of the Justice and fre
quently prevents the courts from
giving as careful consideration to
matters it as the Justices
should like to give.
Please read and consider the fol
In 1890 the population of North
Carolina was 1,617,947. In 1935 it
was estimated to bq 3,301,100, an
increase of 104 percent. The num
ber of members of Supreme Court
in 1890 was five. Today it is five.
In 1890 the State had twelve regu
lar Superior Court Judges, with few
special criminal courts. Now there
are twenty regular Superior Court
Judges, three special Judges, and
three emergency Judges, and near
ly eyery county in the State has
one or more Recorders Courts.
While the number of persons doing
the work of the Supreme Court has
increased not at all the machinery
of the inferior courts has much
more than doubled. In 1890 the total
number of matters passed upon by
the Supreme Court was 293. This
year it is estimated that 572 mat
ters will have to be decided by the
same number of men. Such a bur
den of work as is thereby imposed
is unfair both to the members of
the court and the citizenship of the
State who depend upon the decis
ions of the court for an interpre
tation of what the law is in North
Every state in the Union except
North Carolina with a population
of more than 3,000,000 has as many
as sqven appellate court Judges.
The nearest state in population to
North Carolina which has only five
appellate court Judges is South
Carolina which has a population of
The members of the North Caro
lina Bar are unanimously urging the
passage of this amendment and in
the interest of the State the un
dersigned urge eyery reader of this
article not only to vote for its pas
sage but to induce others to do
William D. Merritt,
L. M. Carlton,
F. O. Carver,
R P.. Burns,
R. B. Dawes,
S. F. Nicks, Jr.
T. F. Davis,
S. B. Davis, Jr.
Paul Fritsch of Portland, Ore.,
has trained flies to lift
made of cork and to do other gym
OF YEARS AGO
Thursday, Oct. 29, 1618,
Sir Walter Raleigh was
C. A. HARRIS FIRST
TO PAY DUES TO
COUNTRY CLUB, INC.
S. M. Ford Was Second to Hand
Over Cold Cash and Also
Paid For One Year
C. A. Harris of this city was the
first man to pay his dues to the
treasurer of the Roxboro Country
Club, Inc. S. M. Ford was the sec
ond and he also paid for one year
A report released this week by
the secretary of th e club, H. K.
Strang, indicates that everything is
now ready and that the officials
are expecting the, members to pay
their first year’s dues as rapidly as
is possible. Dues may be made in
quarterly payments if the membra"
If the members pay with any de
gree of promptness it is expected
that actual work will begin in a
short time. Much work has to be
done before the actual pleasure of
tile club may be enjoyed, but if
looks as though the members are
going to come across in good style.
WHO IS THIS MAN
NAMED JIM LEE?
Regardless of Who He is He
Knows Something About
Jim Lee, Person County farmer,
living on land belonging to F. D.
Long, must know something about
raising good tobacco. For the past
Several weeks he has been bringing
tobacco to Roxboro, and his tobac
co is always in the 70 cent class. To
be sure some of his poor quality
weed drops to 50 cents, but when
the buyers hit his wrappers they
just don’t sqem to be able to stop
until they reach 76 or 78 cents.
Mr. Lee has several thousand
pounds of tobacco in this class and
h e is, naturally, jelling it all in
F. D. Long is trying to claim
some of the credit for this tobacco,
but very fqw Roxboro people be
lieve that he did any of the work,
however it was raised on his land.
A large amount of good tobacco
has been coming to Roxboro lately
and the price, is as much as anyone
could expect. Everything points to
a good year.
LARGE CROWDS AT
Two Services Being Held Daily
With Dr. Walter L.
A large number of people have
been attending the revival meeting
that is in progress at the First Bap
tist church of Roxboro.
Dr. Walter L. Johnson, pastor of
the Baptist church at Mt. Airy is
preaching. The singing is in charge
of Mrs. Victor Satterfield and Mr.
Dr. Johnson is an excellent
preacher and a scholar as well.
Those who have heard him have
been greatly impressed with his
The revival will continue for about
another week with two services be
ing Hejd daily; one at 9:30 a. m.
and one at 7:30. The public is urged,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Clay
ton, a son, Benny Edwards Clayton,
on October 15th. Weight upon ar
rival nine pounds.
Once again wfe beg those who
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get them to us before Wednes
day afternoon or Thursday morn
It would help us in a big way
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