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IF YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU READ THE PERSON COUNTY TIMEB—IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
American Legion Plans Big
Armistice Celebration Nov. II
Address Will be Delivered by
Hon. James R. Patton of
Durham; Dinner in
BALL GAME TO BE
PLAYED IN AFTERNOON
The Lester Blackwell Post ot the
American Legion plans a real Ar
mistice Day celebration in Roxboro
on Nov. 11th. A parade will form
at 9:45 a. m. and the boys will
march once again.
Below is given the complete pro
9:45 a. m. Assembly for parade
back of courthouse. Parade will
march from back of courthouse on
Lamar street to factory street,
thence to Main street, then north on
Main street to Dolly Madison the
10:15 a. m. Advancement of
flags by post commander.
Call to order:
“America,” by audience.
Invocation, by chaplain.
Music, by Mrs. S. R. Whitten.
Music, by string band.
Reading, by Frist Officer.
Reading, by Second Officer.
10:30, Children’s program, pre
pared by Mrs. R. B. Dawes and
Mrs. S. R. Whitten.
Chorus, directed by Miss Dorothy
Sketch, A New England Tea Par
ty, by a group of children.
Patriotic Dance, by Miss Peggy
Solo, by Miss Margaret O’Briant.
Dance, by Miss Jane Murphy and
Evelyn Anne Garrett.
Chorus, directed by Miss Eliza
Music, by string band.
11 a. m. lntroduction of speak
er by Mr. N. Lunsford.
Address by Hon. Jamfe? R. Pat
Adjournment to Ware
house for dinner and more music
by string band.
In the afternoon a base ball game
will be played by legionaires and
their sons at the high school
grounds. This will be interesting—
come and enjoy the fun.
REPORTS ON AIR
Report Goes on After 6:00 P. M.
and Generally Around
Roxboro remains on the air three
times a week over radio station
WPTF every Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday. This broadcast, a re
port of the Roxboro tobacco mar
ket, is for only a minute, but it
gives actual facts about the price
of tobacco here. It comes on be
twtejen 6 p. m. and 9 p. m. and gen
erally around 7:30.
The Peoples Bank is the sponsor
•of this program and genuine good
has resulted from it. It is heard
each time by thousands of farmers.
Many bring tobacco as a result of
This is the second time that this
station has been used for the same
purpose. Last year the Chamber of
Commerce was the sponsor. Again
on the opening day of the market
this year the Chamber of Com
merce put Roxboro on the air for
an hour. This broadcast came from i
Roxboro and was relayed over the
THANK YOU, VOTERS
I am sincerely grateful for each
and every vote given me in the
Democratic Primary and the Gen
It will be my constant purpose
to serve the people as treasurer of ;
Person County whole heartly in an
efficient, honest and courteous
manner. It will be a pleasure and
high privilege to serve you and I
assure you of my sincere apprecia
tion for the opportunity to do so.
J. BRODIE RIGGSBEE.
K. L. LONG MAKES GOOD SALE
K. L. Long sold 1064 pounds of
tobacco at the Winstead Warehouse
Monday for $536.90. His average
was $50.46, an excellent price for
a large load.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS
ELECTION DAY IS
VERY QUIET IN
People Went About Their Busi
ness as Usual, But Found
Time to Vote.
Tuesday, November 3, election
day, was very quiet in Roxboro and
Person County. A majority of
people went about their business
as usual, but found time to stop
during the day and cast their bal
lots. There were no fights or dis
orders of any kind.
Person County is, normally, a
Democratic county, and this year
was no exception. A number of
loyal Republicans hoped for a dif
Tuesday night found hundreds of
people hovering around their radios
getting the latest returns from all
states. Many remained up until the
early hours of morning and went to
sleep well satisfied.
Wednesday found business going
on as usual.
BY INSURANCE MEET
OF EQUITABLE LIFE
Raleigh-Roanoke Agency Select
ed Roxboro for Agency
Meeting on Monday,
Nov. 9 th.
DISTINCT HONOR TO LOCAL
AGENT, B. G. CLAYTON
The Raleigh-Roanoke Agency of
the Equitable Life Insurance So
ciety has selected Roxboro as the
place for their agency meeting on
Monday, November 9, at 10:30 a. m.
Although meetings of this nature
are held from time to time, it has
been their custom to meet at the
agency headquarters, Raleigh, N. C.
This time, however, Mr. John Pas
co, agency manager, has arranged
for the meeting to be held in Rox
boro. About fifty visiting Equitable
agents are ejxpeeted to attend. The
j Raleigh-Roanoke Agency covers a
wide territory extending from Roa
noke through the central part of
Virginia and thq eastern half of
The fact that this meeting will
be held in Roxboro is a distinct
honor to their local representative,
B. G. Clayton. It came as a great
surprise to him when h e learned
of the plans of this meeting. He
has only been affiliated with the
Equitable as a part timfe agent,
aside from his duties at the People’s
Bank, for about one year.
The meeting is called for 10:30
o’clock and the business session will
be presided over by the agency
manager. Mr. J. S. Babb, of Dur
ham, N. C., the district manager of
this district, will also have a part
on the program. •
Immediately following the busi
ness session a luncheon will be
served at the Community House.
TOBACCO TAGS AT
BUSHY FORK SAT.
Will Give Two Shows; First One
to Begin at Seven
The Tobacco Tags, George, Luke, '
Reid and Bob, who broadcast daily ,
at noon over WPTF are to be at
Bushy Fork school Saturday night
for two shows one beginning ;
promptly at seven o’clock and end- ;
ing at eight-fifteen; the other be
ginning at eight-thirty and ending
They will give a varied program
of music, singing and novelties in
cluding a fifteen minute program of
Hawiian music and the famous “El
mer Sparks the Widow.” It is all
good clean entertainment and chock
full of fun. Don’t miss it!
Admission is Isc for children un- ,
der 14 and 25c for adults. <
WINNER IN PARADE
Hundreds of People Were Out
in Order to see Costumes
and Watch Children.
On Hallowe’en night, Oct. 31,
about one hundred and fifty people
wfere parading pn Factory street.
Most of the people were dressed in
gaily colored costumes, in order to
compete for three prizes that the
judges would present. The judges
were Mrs. A. F. Nichols, Mrs. Jack
Hughes, Mrs. Hatti e Carver, Mr. O.
B. Mcßroom and Mr. Robert Feath
After inspecting the contestants
several in order to find the
best dressed, the judges finally pick
ed the following as winners: Ist
prize, Shirley Newcomb, daughter
of Mrs. Lottie Newcomb, was pre
sented $2.00 in cash and a $3.50
flash light, donated by Thomas &
Oakley; 2nd prize, Sarah Thomas,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Thomas, was presented $2.00
worth of merchandise donated by
A. S. Hassen; 3rd prize, Arline
Newell, daughfep of Mr. and Mrs.
Wheeler Newell, and Eleanor Win
stead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.
G. Winstead, was presented a 2
pound box of candy donated by
Thompson Insurance Agency. Mr.
Baxter Mangum, master of ceremo
nies, presented the gifts to the win
There was an unusually big
crowd in Roxboro Saturday night.
Most of the crowd came to witness
the parade, but a great many took
part in the contest.
CHEVROLET TO BE
ON DISPLAYi SAT.
Mr. Joyner States That Many
Improvements Have Been
Made in New Model.
The new Chevrolet for 1937 is
now in Roxboro and will be on dis
play at C. H. Joyner Chevrolet Co.
Saturday, November 7th.
This company now has a number
of these cars on hand, but you can
not get even a glimpse of them be
Mr. Joyner, manager of the Chev
rolet company in Roxboro, stated
that many improvements had been
made to Chevrolet and that he had
an idea that they would all be well
received by all.
The public is cordially invited to
view the new models any time Sat
urday that it is convenient.
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL
22nd Sunday aftef Trinity, even
ing prayer and service, 4 p. m.
Everyone is cordially invited.
> Franklin D. Roosevelt Carries
County With 2898 Votes
t M. T. Clayton Leads County Ticket With 2726 Votes. Democrats
Sweep Entire County With Large Votes In Every
» Precinct. Hoey Gets 2343 Votes For Governor
Against 710 For Grissom.
Franklin D. Roosevelt led the
ticket in voting on Tuesday with a
total of 2898 against 348 for Lan
don. Person County was carried by
' the Democrats in all precincts and ;
thus maintained its faith in the
> New Deal.
Below are complete vote totals.
Landon . 384
’ Garner 2898 -
, Knox 385 ■
! Hancock, D 2548
■ E. F. Butler, R 418
• The raoei for the county offices
also proved that the voters were
1 willing to string along with the
Register of Deeds
j W. T. Kirby, D 2708
- J. B. Riggsbee, D 2633
O G. Davis, R 327
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Re-elected as President of the United States last
Tuesday. President Roosevelt carried Person County
with 2898 votes. His opponent received 384.
-‘ENTIRE WED. SALE
Official Average for the Year
is $24.50 and the Figures
Are Climbing Every
Tobacco continues to sell at high
figures in Roxboro. On Wednesday
of this week the entire Roxboro
sale averaged $28.05. The official
average for the year is $24.50 and
this average is steadily climbing.
Several warehouses report averages
for the entire days sales at $30.00
for every hundred pounds, official,
and Roxboro gives every indication
of again leading the Old Belt.
The market has sold 1,636,166
pounds up to this morning. Large
breaks continue to comb on Mon
day and Friday.
At the present time the farmers
have been busy gathering their corn
and havlq not been stripping as fast
as they were several weeks ago. In
a few more days they will be back
in the tobacco barn again and the
weed will start rolling.
Quite a bit of Person County's
tobacco crop has been sold, but a
large amount remains and the ware
housemen figure that Roxboro will
sell more of what is Iqft than of the
amount that has already been sold.
M. T. Clayton, D 2726
A. F. Nichols, D 2654
T. B. Davis, R 304
W. T. Buchannan, R 350
D. M. Cash, D 2584
F. D. Long, D 2669
F. T. Whitfield, D 2591
Bob Whitt, R 349
Jess Woody, R 327
House of Representatives
Ed Warren, D 2600
J. W. Chamber, R 382
J. W. Noell, D 2603
Hoey, D 2343
(Continued on Page Four) 1
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
NEW REPORT CARDS
DEVISED BY BETHEL
E HILL PRINCIPAL
r Cards Are in Use Over Entire
School System of Person
County and Acclaimed
1 HIGH SCHOOL CARD IS
v DIFFERENT FROM
“ GRAMMAR SCHOOL
t The> Person County school sys
’■ tern is using a new report card this
s year, and many teachers have stat
® ed that it is one of the best that
> they have ever used.
1 This new report card was work
ed out by Lewis Cannon, principal
3 of Bethel Hill high school, this past
a summer while he was attending
The card has a place for every
s thing on it and leaves no doubt in
1 the mind of the parent as to what
1 the student is doing in school.
1 Two different cards were design
c ed; one for the high school student
2 and also one for the gram
mer grdaes. Both are receiving
3 praise by all who see them,
i BOY SCOUTS GUESTS
OF HONOR TONIGHT
To Meet With Rotary and Ki-
Wanis Clubs at High School
• Gymnasium at
The Boy Scouts of Person Coun
ty are being honored tonight by the
Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Rox
boro. All three organizations are
meeting at the high school gym and
the scouts are the honored guests.
I The program for this meeting
will be given by the scouts and is
under the supervision of Scouter
Carl Bowen and several assistants.
This joint meeting comes once a
.year and is always enjoyed by all
who attend. One hundred and
'twenty-five are expected for the
* meeting this year.
Scouting is on a high plane in
Person County. Approximately one
1 hundred boys belong to thle organi
l zation and they are all receiving
. training that will make them bet
) ter citizens.
r Brunswick stew and coffee will
be served tonight.
I TIMBERLAKES MOVED
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Timberlake
have moved into their new home.
I on Webb street.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Newell ex
pect to move in a very short time.
1 Their new home is also on Webb
stiiqet'and is situated next to the
ELEC THRIFT FRI.
Supporters to Crowd Court House
for Unique Prize Event—
Voting Takes Place
The Elec Thrift election event
which has created wide spread in
terest in this section during the past
six weeks will be brought to a close
on Friday, November 6th, when sup
porters of this popular candidate
will meet at the court house for
the awarding of cash prizes offered
in connection with the; campaign.
Mayor R. B. Dawes, recently ap
pointed chairman of the Board of
Elections, will officiate at the vic
tory rally and will be assisted by
the following Board Members: Shel
ton, Ledbetter, Isley and Hall. A
record crowd is expected to attend.
Chairman Dawes stated today
that Friday, November 6, has been
designated as election day for Elec
Thrift. All persons who have quali
fied as voters in this campaign are
urged to cast their ballots on that
day through any precinct head
quarters cooperating. “For the bene
fit of those who have not yet quali
fied,” says Chairman Dawes, “reg
istration books will be opened
through Thursday, November 5.”
“The stores of the Carolina Pow
er and Light Company and cooper
ating dealers have been designated
as precinct headquarters. Full par
ticulars regarding the conditions un
der which the cash prize awards
will bq made may be had through
any of these stores.”
Rexall One Cent
Sale Next Week
The annual Rexall One Cent Sale,
staged yearly by Hambrick, Austin
& Thomas Drug Store, will take
place next week on Wed., Thurs.
and Fri. The proprietors of thii firm
invite the people of this section to
visit this store on these dates and
take a look at the many bargains
offered. Buy an article at the regu
lar price and get another for 1 cent.
PRIZE OFFERED TO
Mrs. C. R. Hall to Give Prize
to Grade in Central School
With Majority P.T.A.
Mrs. R. C. Hall has kindly con
sented to give a prize to the grade
in the Central School that has the
greatest number of paid-up mem
bers when the membership drive
of P. T. A. closes on Tuesday, Nov.
17. Thfej time is short! Only twelve
There are seventy-five members
now but this number needs to be
greatly enlarged. Think of the great
number of parents, both father and
mothers, represented by the pupils
enrolled in the schools of Roxboro.
Twenty-fivq cents (25c) entitles
you to a year’s membership in the
P. T. A. Therefore everyone could
be a member.
MISSES HUNTERS DANCE IN
GREENSBORO WHILE DAD
WINS COSTUME PRIZE
Misses Rachel and Rebecca Hunt
er were among the feature attrac
tions in Greensboro last Friday
evening at a Hallowe’en dance stag
ed by the Bynum School of Danc
ing. Their specialty was a toe dance.
Gordon C. Hunter, father of the
Misses Hunters, won first prize for
his Halloween costume, that of a
South American gaucho.
GOOD AVERAGE AT PIONEER
Neathery Clayton & R. sold 690
pounds of tobacco at the Pioneer
Warehouse Monday for an average
of $60.68 per hundred pounds. The
check received was for $418.68.
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George E. E. Collier of Clarkton
route 2, Columbus County, has a
small acrftgae of fall tomatoes that
he is selling rapidly at 5 cents a
pound. _ tJ _ __ r ,_ j