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IF TOC WOULD KNOW WHAT 18 GOING ON ABOUND YOU BEAD THE FEBSON COUNJY TIMES—IT IS A PAPER FOB ALL THE PEOPLE OF PERSON AND ADJOINING COUNTIES.
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VOLUME VHL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS * NUMBER TWENTY
RED CROSS TO GIVE
YEAST THIS YEAR
For Treatment and Prevention
of Pellagra in Person Co.;
100 Pound Shipment Re
Distribution of powdered yeast
for the treatment and prevention
of pellgara in Person County will
again be undertaken by the Person
County Chapter of the American
National Red Cross, G. C. Hunter,
chairman, announced today. A 100
pound shipment of powdered yeast
was received yesterday, and turned
over to the County Health Depart
ment. The families or individuals
who have the disease must make
application through the family doc
tor, or the Health Department.
Physicians who have had exten
sive experience with the use of
powdered yeast say that it is one
of the most valuable measures
known at the present time for the
pellagra. It was first introduced by
the American Red Cross in 1927 in
the flood ereas of the Mississipp
Valley, and by 1929 it was used by
practically every health depart
ment in the United States, where
pellagra prevailed. In 1927 and 1928
the death rate from this disease
reached its peak. By 1933 the rate
was less than one-half of the mor
tality in years mentioned. During
that same period the Red Cross al
so distributed more than three
quarters of a million packages of
garden seeds in order to promote
& Death rate statistics indicate that
Bjtese two simple but important meas
iajjfes had a very marked influence
fsßeducing sickness and death from
ISHagra. In 1927 and 1928 the death
ijp reached its peak. In at least
states pellagra caused more
pteaths in that period than any oth
j**r single disease; but when the use
powdered yeast and gardening
Were introduced the death rates
•MBYwhere began to drop. In 1933
,v;%S‘ tate is less than one-half of the
'rifisortality in the years mentioned;
And the evidence is very convin
cing that these measures were large
ly responsible for the reduction.
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ACCIDENT VICTIMS BETTER
M. Spencer, accident vic
i£fnyjn§. last Thursday night, is re-
'to be much- better and Mr.
WBiitga Bullock, who was also in
| Yhc Altne - accident, is also better.
R. jM. Sii|3ncer, GV,>rge
Bußpck, Lawrence Woods, Cliff
HalPs|md Aubrey Long were re
turning from the football game in
Charlottesville, Va., on Thursday
night when their car overturned.
Mr. Spencer is now in Watt’s
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ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL
2nd Sunday in Advent. Holy Com
-mundon and sermon, 7:30 a. m.
The public is cordially invited.
\ A. S. LAWRENCE, JR.
' a DUKE ALUMNI NOTICE
All Duke or Trinity Alumni in
this county who would like to at
tend the Duke Alumni Banquet on
the night of December 11th are
requested to notify Mrs. Robah
The meeting will take place on
Dec. 11th at the Community House
S.-T; WKinn sold 720 pounds
TOdnfipcQlijyite Pioneer Warehouse
iodayS||£p|l»t. Her average was
- ImfctiloMr Will have an early
fhfis sale aHMonday. You will be
|MBjjte.leave early adv.
*• » AUCTION SALE
Pi™ properly located to the left
*A Spencer’s Undertaking Parlor
*»q&B*Court street will be of
■tj lor sale at action Saturday,
12:00 m. at the
B door in Roxboro. This
piece of proper
number of buildings
fcraven are requesting
information aa to the type of farm
-riMthat Will be used in 1937
The ladies of Edgar Long Me
morial church will have their an
nual dinner in the basement of
the church Saturday, Dec. sth,
beginning at twelve o’clock.
Brunswick stew, chicken salad,
' coffee, pies, ice cream and cake
will be served.
Come, bring a friend and get
a good dinner.
COLD WAVE HTT
PERSON CO. TUES.
; Rain, Snow and Sleet Began
Falling as Thermometers
Dropped Below Freez
’ ing Point.
Rain, snow and sleet fell in this
1 county on Tuesday of this week and
* by Wednesday morning walking or
riding was really dangerous.
Calls were issued for the plumb
* ers, garage men and coal dealers
* Bnd service station men reported
s excellent business on chain and
This was really the first touch
; of winter that had visited this sec
* tion although there had been a few
■ flakes of snow before this time.
; Last winter was one that the old
> timers talked about. The truth is
that snow or sleet was on the ground
t practically the entire winter and
* no one has any desire for another
> season similar to last winter.
i Warnings have been issued over
i the State to drive with all possible
l care this winter and especially so
h when the highways have ioe on
I NEW PRISON CAMP
i NOW COMPLETED
$35,000 Structure is One of
Most Modern in State, Cares
For 100 Prisoners.
One of the most modern prison
camps in the state, the one at Rox
boro, has been completed and is
now occupied by the prisoners of
this county. This hew camp, erect
ed at a cost of $35,000, is fire proof,
1 and will take care of 100 men.
’ There are places for the good pris
oners, the bad prisoners and all
kind. The camp has every conven
ience that is necessary and really
adds much to that section of the
city from a standpoint of looks.
Mr. N. V. Brooks is superinten
dent of the camp and has been for
years. Had it not been for his in
fluence and excellent work it is
doubtful if Roxboro would have
ever secured this camp. The pris
oners, naturally, know that Mr.
Brooks is boss, but more than that
they respect him and his word is
Lex Newton is the able steward
of the camp. He has also been there
for a number of years.
MRS. WAGGSTAFF INJURED
Mrs. Clyde Waggstaff was injur
ed yesterday when she fell as she
was going down the basement steps
of her home.
It is understood that her injury
is not serious, but it was deemed
advisable to carry her to Watt’s
REV. LAWRENCE ARRIVES
Rev. and Mrs. M. W. Lawrence
arrived in Roxboro Wednesday
night Rev. Lawrence takes the
place of Rev. E. B. Craven who has
been transferred to Fuquay.
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CHANGE IN P.TA. DATE
There will be a regular meeting
of the Roxboro P.TA. nest T i ue»-
day afternoon, Dec. 8, at 3:30, in
the Central School auditorium. Ev
ery parent and friend interested in
this great organization is urged to
Every one come early 1 and regis
ter for- your child and help his or 1
her room win the P. T. A banner.
The fifth grades of Central School
will give a Christmas program ■— 1
One you will not want to miss.
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NEW U. S. AMBASSADOR
Joseph E. Davies, wealthy lawyer,
succeeds William C. Bullitt as Am
bassador to Russia.
WORK STARTED ON
Will be Restored at Once and
Will be Larger and More
MORE OEF4GS &FACK TO
BE ADDED ON TOP FLOOR
Mr. G. W. Thomas, owner of the
Thomas building, that was practi
cally destroyed by fire on Nov. 20th
will be rebuilt. The George W.
Kane organization is cleaning up
the building and in a short time
work will start on the new struc
ture. The new building will have
mfore office space on the second
floor and will be more modem than
All the merchandise and office
equipment has been moved from
the building and those who occu
pied it have found space in other
offices. Raiffs merchandise was
moved to the L. K. Walker building
on Main street and the stock of G.
W. Thomas “Hardware has been
moved to the Peoples Bank build
ing on Reams Avenue.
Insurance partially covered the
loss on the stock and the building,
but not enough to replace any of
Mr. Thomas has suffered heavily
from fire losses in recent years, but
he always goes forward and re
builds jxrhen the occasion demands.
Two Instantly Killed
At Fertilizer Plant
Crossing At 3 p.m.
Frank Kiimon of Hurdle Mills and H. P. Endailey Died Instantly;
Arch Moore in Same Car, But Does Not Appear to
be Seriously Injured.
Two people were instantly killed
this afternoon at 3:00 p. m. when a
South bound passenger train struck
a car containing three people. Those
who were killed were Frank Kinnon
of Hurdle Mills and H. P. Endailey
of Henderson, N. C. Arch Moore of
Roxboro was in the same car, but
his injuries are not thought to be
serious. The accident happened at
the crossing just to the .rear of
Camp Fertilizer Co. on the edge of
The cer, a Ford sedan, wee lit
erally torn to pieces and was car
ried 300 yerd down the track.
Mr. Klbqq& Wes thrown from the
car for a distance of about 30 feet
Mr. Endailey was carried in the Car
about 100 yards and was then thrown
from the car. Mr. MJoore ranained-in
the car. \
man details are lacking as this
paper pek to press.
CHARM REVUE TONIGHT
-we Cljarm Revue will be pre
setted at the Palace theatre to
njght at j}:00 p. m. and also to
rodwgiw night at 9:00 p. m. The
twdk. progr/uns will be entirely
TCnight is Grand March night
With about 70 local girls entered.
Tomorrow night the winner will
be Selected and will be present
ed a loving cup.
DANCE REVUE AT
KJWANIS CLUB MON.
Land of Song and Dance Pre
sented by Headley Kynoeh
The Roxboro Kiwanis Club was
royally entertained Monday night
when Headley Kynock brought his
five star singers and dancers be
fore the club.
The troupe was composed of
Misses Margaret O’Briant, Fay O’-
Briant, Gladys Dixon, Peggy Whit
ten and Frances Whitt, pianist.
Their singing and dancing was of
the first order and this program
easily won a piece on the Roxboro
Kiwanis all American program.
Immediately before the program
a delightful meal of quail, ham, peas,
pqtatoes, gravy, hot biscuits, cof
fee and two kinds of cake was serv
ed. Mrs. Will Kirby prepared the
meal and Mr. Kirby claimed that
he killed, the birds.
iCMasts were E. E. Bradsher, J.A.
Lbng, Wm; D. Merritt and John
The Kiwanis Club charter night
and Ladies Night will be on De
BURNED NOV. 22ND
Fire Was Too Far Gone When
Discovered For Anyone
To Check Blaze.
The Mfc Harmony church burned
to the ground on Sunday, Novem
ber 22nd. It is reported that fire
broke out immediately after serv
ices, but that it was impossible for
anyone to do much toward fight
ing the blaze. The only means that
could have been possible would
have been to form a bucket brigade.
A few men who were present
rushed in and saved the organ, the
<jld Bible and a few song books.
Everything else was lost.
It is probable that the church will
be rebuilt, but plans have not yet
RUMMAGE SALE .
The ladies of the Episcopal
church will hold a rummage sale
Saturday, December sth at 10:00 a.
m. on Court street at the rear of
the courthouse. If weather does not
permit the sale to be held out-doors
the sale will be held in the Win
Clothes will be offered for sale
far men, women and children.
BLACK LEGIONNAIRES ARE
Detroit, Midi. Convicted of
murdering Silas Coleman, a negro,
“just far the hell of it,” five mem
bers of the United Brotherhood of
America—know% as the “Black Le
gion” face life imprisonment
under" the mandatory State law.
Nine other legionaires have already
begun life senfonee for the murder
of Charles Foote, a PWA worker,
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While the world speculates on her
chances of becoming Queen, Mrs.
Wallis Simpson, twice - divorced
Baltimorean, continues to enjoy the
undivided attention of King Edward
CITIZEN DIED MON.
: Charles R. Brooks Died at His
Home After an Illness of
About Eight Months.
BURIAL IN BURCH WOOD;
REV. LEE IN CHARGE
Mr. Charles R. Brooks, 82, promi
nent citizen of this city, died at his
home on November 30th at 1:15 a.
m. Death was caused by old age
and complications. Mr. Brooks was
carried to the Burlington hospital
' in April and was brought home in
August. His condition gradually
grew worse until the end last Mon
The deceased was very promi
nent in this city and county. He was
known everywhere and numbered
his friends by those who knew him.
He was born in Person County and
lived his entire life here. One of
his major interests was the Brooks
dale Methodist church which he
He is survived by nine children,
five daughters: Mrs. W. T. Carver
of Roxboro, Mrs. C. O. Dixon of
Mullins, S. C., Mrs. E. M. Long of
Burlington, Mrs. R. H. Gates of
Roxboro, Mrs. Geo. M. Pox, Jr. of
Roxboro, and four sons: Dr. E. E.
Brooks, of Burlington, C. L. Brooks
of Roxboro, J. Irvin Brooks of Rox
boro, D. S. Brooks so Roxboro.
Funeral services were held at the
Brooksdale Methodist church on
December 1, 1936, at 2:30 p. m. by
Rev. T. W. Lee.
Active pallbearers: W. D. Carver,
C. C. Dixon, Nath Long, Stokes
Brooks, Brooks Carver, Jamfes
Brooks, Edgar Carver, Cecil Carv
Flower bearers were: J. H. Jones,
C. H. Francis, O. J. Jordan, P. T.
Whitt, Theodore Gentry, E. L. Wil
kerson, L. G. Stanfield, Roy Jor
dan, J. C. Whitt, W. A. Wrenn, W.
A. Rowland, Henry Russell, H. A.
Stanfiefd, J. C. Gussy, J. F. Wilson,
B. F. Wade, C. P. Garrett, J. G.
Averett, J. L. Averett, R. L. Um
stead, A. E. Jackson, T. C. Brooks.
Honorary pallbearers were: W. H. ,
Harris, W. R. Hambrick, W. D. Mer
ritt, R. L. Wilburn, F. D. Long, A.
J. Harris, J. A. Long, C. G. Daniel,
G. A. Daniel, G. W. Thomas, G. M.
Fox, Sr., J. B. Riggsbee, B. G. Clay
ton, G. C. Hunter, Hugh Wods, A.
W. Clayton, Dr. E. J. Tucker, Dr.
G. W. Gentry, O. B. Mcßroom, J.
H. Foushee, W. C. Bullock, H. K.
Sanders, W. T. Kirby, N. H. Fat,
Claude T. Hall, J. M. O’Briant, Geo.
W. Kane, Dr. B. E. Lovn
Interment was in Burchwbod
cemetery where a large number of
friends paid final tribute.
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O. L. BANE EXPECTED MONDAY
Mr. 0. L. Bane, recently elected
Secretary ofr the Roxboro Chamber
of Commerce, has Men ill with in
expert* so £™n
of next week. "
CARLTON & DAVIS
S. B. Davis, Jr. Will be Office
Associate of This Firm;
Recently Finished at
WILL RETAIN OFFICES IN
FIRST NAT. BANK BLDG.
It was announced this week that
Luther M. Carlton and T. F. Davis
have formed a partnership, effec
tive Dec. Ist, for the practice as law
in Person County and surrounding
territory under the firm name of
Carlton and Davis.
This announcement will be read
with much interest as both of thess
two men are well known over this
entire section and are regarded
highly by all who know them.
Mr. Carlton is among the oldest
practicing attorneys at this bar,
having located in Roxboro in 1900,
and has a large practice in Person,
and adjoining counties, and for a
number of years was the junior
member of the firm of Kitchen &
Carlton and is widely known
throughout the State.
Mr. Davis is a Person County boy,
a graduate of Wake Forest College
and received his law degree from
that institution in 1933, and for the
i past year or more has been office
1 associate with Mr. Carlton. He is
a young man of splendid ability
and has a large circle of friends
who will be pleased to see him ent
er this partnership. This firm will
, retain the offices occupied by Mr.
Carlton in the First National Bank
Building, and S. B. Davis, Jr., who
recently finished at Duke and oh*—
tained law license will be office as
sociate with Carlton & Davis.
CITY TO DECORATE
Committee to Study Traffic
Problems; May Install
Roxboro will again decorate far
Christmas. The City Commissioners
set aside a small sum at their regu
lar meeting Tuesday night for this
purpose. It is understood ititat lights
will be installed over Main Street
and part of the way over other
Messrs. George Kane, George
Cushwa and James Harris were ap
pointed as a committee to study
traffic problems here and it is
thought that |at least two traffic
signals will be installed. Roxboro
has several very dangerous inter
sections and these signals will do
away with a large amount of dang
er at these places.
Other routine business was tak
en up by the Commissioners at this
meeting, but nothing else in the
nature of news for the public.
THEY WILL FURNISH THE DUCK
Messrs, Fiteink Whitfield, E. G.
Thompson, D. W. Ledbetter and G.
I. Prilliman have returned from a
duck hunt at Lake Matamuskeet.
They brought back several nice
ducks and will soon issue invita
tions to a duck dinner. -«
BICYCLE TO BE GIVEN AWAY
BY ECONOMY AUTO SUPPLY
The Economy Auto Supply Co.
will give away a bicycle to a boy
or girl living in this county.
Any boy or girl between the ages
of 12 and 15 may enter this con
See today’s ad.
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WOMANS* (MS TO MW
MONDAY, DEC. 7TH ’
Tha Roxboro Womans’ Club wOl
MW its regular monthly meeting on
Monday afternoon, December 7th.
at 3 o’clock in the Library at the
Community House. Mn. R. T.
Baynes, chairman of the Dept of
International Muttons: will fasyftjjj