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gTOP W ° ULD * NOW WHAT “ 0011,0 ON AE ° UND YOU “A® *** ™»ON BOUNTY TIMKS-IT IS A PAPER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
BRITAIN HONORS AMBASSADOR
London, England For his ef
forts to promote British-American
friendship, Robert Worth Bingham,
of Kentucky, U. S. Ambassador to
Creat Britain, was awarded an hon
orary degree of Doctor of Literature
toy Oxford University. Mr. Bingham
already holds honorary degrees
from Cambridge and London uni
EDISON’S SON NAVY
West Orange, N. J. Although
lie has repeatedly declined public
office, Charles Edison, son of the
famous inventor, Thomas Alva
Edison, has finally accepted an ap
pointment by the President as As
sistant Secretary of the Navy, suc
■ceeding the late Henry L. Roosevelt.
Five members of the Roosevelt
family have held this post, includ
ing the President himself.
BOOKS AT $504,000 EACH
Washington, D. C. To comply
■with American copywright laws,
the publishers of “The Mint,” a book
toy Col. T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence
of Arabia”) with instructions that
it was not to be published until
1850, printed 12 copies. Two were
■deposited ia the -Library-of Con
gress; the other ten were priced
at $500,000 each to discourage buy
Chicago, 111. Recovery has fin
ally reached the tombstone busi
ness, according to the Memorial
Craftsmen of America, gathered for
their annual convention. Sales for
the first nine months of the year
■were 14 per cent over the corres
ponding period last year.
MICHIGAN CITY SAVES
Flint, Mich, By Utilizing school
play grounds and city parks as re-
creation fields and establishing
backyard sports areas in congested
districts, this city points with pride
to the fact that no child was a vic
tim of auto injury or death in the
course of a year. To keep fifteen
school buildings open in winter,
Charles S. Mott, General Motors
executive, has provided a fund of
THE WEEK IN BUSINESS
Electrically-wired homes in the
country increased during the first
half of the year from 21,074,000 to
£21,591,000. Electrical appliance sales
'increased 100 per cent; refrigera
tors 28 per cent; electric ranges 47
per cent. . . Corporation bonds ma
turing next month will place $43,-
¥62,740 in the hands of owners for
Reinvestment . . . Car loadings for
last week totalled 784,672, an in
crease of 25,334 for the week and
155,000 more than a year ago.
TURKEY PRICES DROP
Washington, D. C The Depart
ment of Agriculture reports a tur
key crop at least a third larger
than last year, with the result that
Thanksgiving and Christmas birds
will be from sto 10 cents per
MR. LONG IMPROVING
We are pleased to report to the
many friends of Mr. J. Melvin Long
that he isl improving and is able
to be out again. Mr. Long has spent
some time in the hospital in Rich
mond, Va. Mr. Long, formerly of
this city, but for the past few years
been located in Fayettville.
Mr. A. M. Long, Mr. Curtis Long
(and Mr. Robert Smith spent one
day last week in Fayetteville, visit
ing Mk. Long.
Sidney A. Cherry of New York
was granted a divorce on evidence
tpat his father had won his wife’s
Person County Times
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER NINETEEN
High School Football Team
Guest of Kiwanis Club
W. D. Merritt, attorney of Rox
boro, was the speaker at the Rox
boro Kiwanis Club Monday night.
Also at this meeting were the mem
bers of this year’s championship
football team of Roxboro high
school. Coach Dunlop and Princi
pal J. W. Gaddy, were also present.
Mr. Merritt talked about football
as it was played many years ago
when he was an end on the Carolina
team. He said that it was not un
usual for a team to play two or
three games a week and they were
hard and rough games.
He recalled the incident when the
first forward pass, ever to be used
in a football game, took place. He
was of the opinion that the Carolina
player did not have any idea of
passing and had never heard of a
pass, but just as he was hit by an
opposing player he decided to get
rid of the ball by passing it to a
fellow player. Grantland Rice re
cently wrote Mr. Merritt about this
play asking for details.
Mr. Merritt was regarded as one
of the best football players of his
day and he enjoys a football game
now as much as anyone in the
The meeting Monday night was
voted as being one of the best of
SKELETON QF WOMAN
FOUND NEAR SOUTH
BOSTON LAST WEEK ;
Sheriff Stated Thjat an Effort to
Identify Remains Appeared
to Have Failed so Far.
South Boston, Va., Nov. 23—H. A.
Voelte, sheriff of Halifax county,
said today an effort to identify the
skeleton of a woman found in woods
near here as a Greensboro, N C.,
woman appeared to have failed.
The parents of Miss' Marian Had
ley, of (328 Church street) Greens
boro, came here last night and view
ed the remains, but “were not sat
isfied" it was their daughter, the
The woman had been dead about
six weeks. An axe handle lay near
her body and this led officers to
presume that she was beaten to
Roxboro, N. C.—lt is under
stood that the body was found by
a hunter last week-end near Hyco
River, about fifteen miles from
So far as can be determined there
has been no missing person in this
section of the country.
BOY SCOUT DRIVE
Fire Halted Drive Last Thurs
day, But it Has Been
Resumed This Week;
Good Reports so Far
The Boy Scout drive which was
started last Thursday is being com
■ pleted this week. The drive was
■ supposed to have been finished the
’ same day that it was started, but
• the big fire that broke out about
i ten o’clock put a stop to the drive
1 las Thursday.
Ten teams of two men each have
been assigned to see those who care
to make a donation to the scout
cause. A few of these teams have
< been busy this week, but several
: will complete their work over the
t The teams that have reported
prove that Roxboro citizens are in
' teres ted in scout work. Nice dona
i tions have been recived, but the
scout organization in this county
S can use more.
> Officials of the organization urge
- you to contribute when called upon
and thus help in a cause that de
> Judge Charles S. Perry of Hills
i boro, N. H., collects antique toy
savings banks as a hobby.
Scenes From Fire of Last Thursday
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The above shots were taken last Thursday just as the
fire was at its height. For a short time there was danger of
the fire spreading and burning the entire block. Roxboro
and Ca-Vel firemen did a splendid job of keeping it under
United Dry Forces To Hold Big
Rally In Person County Sunday
' Speakers to be in Eighteen
Churches in Person County
and Public is Urged to Attend
One This Coming Sunday.
CALE BURGESS, LEADER,
TO SPEAK TWICE
The United Dry Forces of North
Carolina are staging a big rally day
here this coming Sunday. Promi
nent speakers have been secured to
fill the pulpits at eighteen churches
in this county. A number of these
speeches will be at the eleven
o’clock hour, but a few will be at
seven-thirty o’clock in the evening.
The public is invited, even urged
to attend one of the churches on
Sunday. All of the speakers are
well known and are sure to have
Below is the list of appointments
and the speakers.
Bethel Baptist church, 11 a. m.
Sunday, Cale Burgess, leader of
the Dry Forces of N. C.
Mill Creek, 11 a. m. Basil Wat
kins, Durham, N. C.
Providence Raptist church, 11 a.
m., C. M. Beach, field director.
Concord Methodist church, 11 a.
m., W. T. Shaw, attorney, Raleigh,
Longhurst Baptist church, 11 a.
m., Rev. J. L. Coley.
Clement Baptist church, 11 a. m.,
Rev. Tom Lee.
Antioch Baptist church, 11 a. m.,
Rev. J. B. Currin.
Ca-Vel, 11 a. m., Miss Cora Lee
Cannon, Durham, N. C.
Broksdale Methodist church, 7:30
p. m., Cale Burgess.
Lambeth Memorial, 7:30 p. m., C.
Grace Methodist church, 7:30 p.
m. f W. T. Shaw.
Oak Grove church, 11 a. m., speak
er to be named.
Helena Methodist church, 11 a;
m., speaker to be named.
Olive Branch Baptist church, 11
a. m., speaker to be named.
Rock Grove Baptist church, 11 a.
m., speaker to be named.
Trinity methodist church, 11 a.
m., speaker to be named.
Rock Grove Baptist church, 11 a.
in., speaker to be named.
Thereaa Baptist church, 11 a. m.,
speaker to be named.
Charles Agnew of St. Paul com
plained to police that he allowed
hip wife $2.50 a week, but that she
had become a spendthrift
The Rev. G. Brown, Negro, of
Washington, D. C., preached a ser
mon of 88,794 words which took 13
hours and 10 minutes for delivery.
WALKER BOURNE MOVED
TO SANFORD, N. C.
Walker Bourne, popular resident
manager of the Carolina Power &
Light Company, has been trans
ferred from Hamlet to Sanford, N.
C. This comes in the way of a pro
motion for Mr. Bourne as the San
ford office controls a much larger
For several years Mr. and Mrs.
Bourne made their home in Rox
boro and many friends here con
gratulate him on this promotion.
HOW BIG DO PUMPKINS GROW?
Frank Whitfield brought another
large! turnip to the Times’ Office
this week. The last turnip weighed
The editor of this paper again
reminds Mr. Whitfield that he will
be here at hog-killing time.
DR. STANLEY JONES TO PREACH
AT DUKE UNIVERSITY ON FBI.
Durham, Nov. 24—Dr. E. Stanley
Jones, noted missionary to India
end author of “The Christ of the
Indian Road,” will preach at 8 p. m.
Friday, in the Duke University
chapel. Dr. Jones is touring with
the national preaching mission, and
will come here from Raleigh.
NEW BREAD LOAF
The Durham Baking Co., makers
of Dixie Bread, announces a new
loaf of bread in today’s Times.
This loaf has thin slices on one
end and thick slices on the other,
all in one package. One end is for
sandwich slice and the other end
for toast slice.
You can get it in Roxboro at
your local store.
A house at Bay River, Mass., own
ed by Henry C. Davis and made up
of seven old Cape Cod light houses
joined together, has 17 front doors,
217 windows, 72 closets, and 50
We Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving
The Person County Times wishes for all a very happy
Thanksgiving. We feel sure that you have many things to be
thankful for and we trust that you will enjoy the day in no
To all cff our friends who have been so kind to us we
say "Thank You."
Thanksgiving Finds Person
County People Very Happy
ONE CHANGE IN
Rev. E. B. Craven Goes to
Fuquay and Rev. W. M.
Lawrence Comes to
One change was made in pastor
ates in Person County by Bishop
Paul B. Kein and his associates, ac
cording to the appointments read at
the closing session lof ithe North
Carolina Conference in New Bern.
That change was in the Person
Circuit. Rev. E. B. Craven who has
served this circuit for four years
will go to Fuquay. Rev. W. M.
Lawrence will come to Person. All
or the other preachers will be back
and are expected to be in their pul
Other appointments of interest to
Person County people are:
Yanceyville, W. L. Maness.
North Gates, J. A. Dailey.
Raeford, E. R. Clegg.
Rockingham, J. F. Herbert.
Ayden, J. A. Eikes.
Elm City, N. C. Yearby.
Cedar Grove, S. F. Nicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Craven leave hund
reds of friends in Person County.
They have made Roxboro fine citi
zens and it is with regrets that the
people here see them leave. .
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Will Re-Open Monday With
Block Cleared. Christmas
Not Yet Announced
The Roxboro tobacco market will
be closed Thursday and Friday of
this week for Thanksgiving. It will
re-open Monday, December 30th.
Closing dates for the Christmas
holidays have not yet been an
Monday morning saw one of the
largest blocks of the year in Rox
boro; however it was cleared Tues
day and everything appears to be
ready for the opening on Monday.
The Roxboro market has sold ap
proximately three million pounds
of tobacco this year and will prob
ably reach four million by Christ
Taking everything into consider
ation the market has had one of the
best seasons in a number of years.
Bumpass & Day
Concern is One Year Old on First
of December and They
Put on Special.
Messrs. R. D. Bumpass and C. E.
Day, proprietors of Bumpass & Day
Service Station, are celebrating
their first birthday. This concern
will be one year old on December l
Ist and they expect to enjoy their i
first birthday in no small way.
A large display ad on the inside
of this paper tells the story. They :
are staging a special offer for all i
who care to take advantage of it
and they also invite all to pay them i
a visit real soon.
Mr. Day and Mr. Bumpass have
many friends in Roxboro and Per- :
son County who wish them many :
happy returns of the day.
This concern offers the motoring
public everything to be expected
in a first-class service station.
I Crops Have Been Very Good;
Price of Tobacco Good; Mills
Are Running and Every
thing Points to
MANY PLAN TO HUNT
OR ATTEND FOOTBALL
Roxboro, N. C., Nov. 25.—The
people of this county feel that they
have much to be thankful for this
year. Although the tobacco crop
was not as good as was first ex
-1 pected it did turn out to be a crop
that would bring fair money. The
; average price that has been paid
■ in Roxboro is 26 cents and this is
• a good price.
i The mills of this county are run
• ning and have been running for
1 several months. One mill has an
nounced an increase of ten percent
■ in the wages of all their employees.
Business among the merchants
• has been good this fall and indi
cations point to a good Christmas
Many people in this county plan
to take a trip over the week-end
and will leave either today or early
tomorrow. Some will spend the day
in the fields trying to bag a few
birds or rabbits and others will at
tend football games in this section.
A majority will remain at their
homes and eat a nice Thanksgiving
dinner about noon.
Practically every place of business
will remain closed all day; the to
bacco market will be closed the re
mainder of the week. Schools will
also be closed on Thanksgiving and
And then they are very thank
ful that Roosevelt will be in office
for another four years.
PRAYER WEEK FOR
Begins Monday, November 30th
and Continues Throughout
Announcement of Week of Pray
er for Foreign Missions. W. M. U. of
Roxboro First Baptist church.
The annual week of prayer for
Foreign Missions will be observed
by the Baptist women of Roxboro
next week beginning Monday, No
vember 30th, and continuing
throughout the week.
The schedule of time, place, and
Monday afternoon, 3:00 o’clock,
Circle No. 1, Mrs. A. M. Burns,
leader; Tuesday night, Study of the
Book “Palestinian Tapestries,” with
Mrs. J. S. Farmer of Raleigh teach
ing this book. Mrs. Farmer was one
of our missionaries to Japan for 10
years and will know how to make
this a most interesting and delight
ful occasion. All of the W. M. U’s.
of Beulah Association are expected
to come. Also the Business Women
and Young Womens Auxiliary. This
study course starts at 7:00 and will
be interspered with music and
Wednesday night at the church,
7:30 o’clock. Business Women’s
Circle with the leader, Miss Mabel
Montague, in charge.
Thursday afternoon at the church,
3‘oo o’clock. Circle No. 2 with the
leader, Mrs. Clary, in charge.
Friday afternoon at the church
with Circles No. 3 and 4 giving the
special time of prayer for all of
subjects requested for during the
week. Mrs. Simpson and Mrs.
Swartz will lead in this prayer ser
vice. After which the meeting closes
with the gathering of the Lottie
Moon Christian offering for Foreign
Missions. The goal for this offering
is SIOO.OO. A large attendance is
earnestly requested by the Presi
T. W. PASS A SON HANDLING
T. W. Pass St Son, popular Rox- -
boro furniture store, has been ap
pointed representative for the Fair
banks-Morse Radio. This popular
radio is well known here as a num
ber of people now have one.
If you are interested in securing
a new radio this concern wil ba
glad to demonstrate a most recent
model. , j
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