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' ,UL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER TWENTY-TWO
Collins and Aikman to Distribute
$27,500 As Gift Tomorrow
Each Worker to Receive $25.00
_ Ektra as Bonos. Given Raise
Ten Percent Only a Few
Weeks Ago. 1,100 in
ROkboro Plant. *
jaONEY WILL PROVIDE
MUCH CHRISTMAS CHEER
Approximately $27,500 will be
distributed as a grist to the employes
of Collins and Aikman tomorrow.
This announcement came early
this week from W. G. McCullough.
New York City, president of the
It is understood that each em
ployee will receive $25.00.
A few months ago each employee
of this plant received $20.00 as a
gift and only a few weeks ago they
all received a flat raise of ten per
The Roxboro plant employs
around 1,100 people. Other C. & A.
workers in plants in Rhode Island,
Pennsylvania, New York and Cana
da number approximately 4,000
more and they too will receive the
same amount per person.
The entire gift of the company |
to Its employes, president McCul-'
lough said, will total $125,000.
Practically all of the employes
of the Roxboro pant, 1100, are Per
son County people and this extra
money, coming at Christmas time,
will mean much to the entire coun
The Roxboro plant is under the
supervision of Mr. Stuart Ford and
manufactures velvet and automo
bile upholstering. It is one of the
largest plants of this kind in the
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One Hundred and Thirty Present
For Excellent Program
and Dinner at Local
CHARLIE KETCHUM, OF
m GREENSBORO, WAS
I 1 PRINCIPAL SPEAKER
f* ’ One hundred and thirty Kiwani
3ns and their guests gathered at
Hotel Jones Monday night to cele
brate Charter Night and Ladies
Night of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club.
Guests were here from Oxford,
Raleigh and Durham and a large
number of local citizens were also
special guests for the occasion.
Stuart Ford acted as toastmaster
of the occasion and kept the meet
ing running at a lively clip from
start to finish.
The complete program was as
Songs, “America” and God Save
the King,” led by Jake Taylor.
/ Pledge to the Flag, led by B. B.
j Address of Welcome, Sam Merritt.
Response, Mrs. C. H. Joyner,
production of Gufests, Stuart
Remarks, by J. L. Morehead, Lt.
Solo, Mrs. William Medford.
Address, Dr. Rudolph Steimholtz,
Miss Bivins Winstead acted as
pianist for the occasion.
-Among the Kiwanis officials
jpresent was Lt. Governor Ed Cloyd
of Raleigh. Mr. Cloyd has met with
the Roxboro club several times this
year and has made this division an
The high spot of the program was
the fact that the man who was in
troduced by Mr. Ford as Dr. Steim
holtz of Germany was none other
titan Charlie Ketchum, secretary of
the Greensboro Chamber of Com
merce. Mr. Ketchum was disguised
to such an extent that not one
single person in the entire crowd
necqgnized him. After his talk,
which was in broken English, he
pulled off his whiskers and reveal
ed himself. This pert of the pro
gram was a genuine feature and
was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
' The meal consisted of roast tur
key with all the side dishes and ice
k ■ * *-*
Mrs. Lensey Rhew, who has been
■confined to Watts hospital for. sev
eral weeks, has returned home and
jg improving rapidly.
The Christmas Pageant, “When
the Light Shone,” will be given
under the direction of Mrs. R. A.
Bullock and Mrs. J. S. Walker at
the Baptist church Sunday night
at 6:30 o’clock.
TO HEAD DUKES
Address Delivered by Dr. Myers
of Duke University at
Dr. H. E. Myers, of the Duke
School of Religion, delivered the
principal address (of the evening,
last Friday at a meeting of the
alumni of Person County. His talk
■ was thoroughly enjoyed by about
| forty who gathered for the annual
meeting that was held in the Com
munity House. Mrs. Myers sang two
songs which were also enjoyed by
Mr. J. A. Long also made a short
talk in which he recognized the
very important fact that the mem
bers of the Duke family had taken
in the growth of Duke University.
Russell Murray was elected presi
dent of the association for the com
ing year. Mr. Mlurray takes the place
of Thomas Gentry who was presi
dent fuP"49SO 'ttd presided st tire
meeting last Friday. Other officers
elected were: vice president, E. B.
Craven, Jr.; secretary and treasurer,
Mrs. Sam Merritt; representative to
the Alumnae Council, Mrs. Beth
TO HAVE XMAS
TREE DEC. 24TH
Children of East Roxboro and
Longhurst Church Schools
to be Guests.
The Edgar Long Methodist
Church will again have a Christ
mas tree for the children of East
Roxboro and Longhurst church
schools. This Christmas tree and
entertainment will take place
Thursday night, December 24th at
7:00 o’clock. ....
Presents will be given to every
child under twelve years of age
from these two churches and it is
reported that Santa will be there
On Sunday, December 20, the
choir of the Methodist church will
present a cantata, “Chimes of the
Holy Night.” This program will be
at the evening servict and the pub
lic is invited.
C. & A. PEOPLE
SEE UNIQUE FILM
Film is being Screened Several
Times in Order That All
May Have Opportunity
to See It.
A very unique film is now being
shown to all the employes of Collins
& Aikman Corp. This film portrays
the many advantages that Ameri
can people have today as contrast
ed with what people had thirty or
forty years ago. It points out that
we accept lights, refrigerators, bath
tubs, running water, radios and
many other things while people of
years ago had none of these things.
It also points out that American
people have better working condi
tions, better hours and many other
advantages not found in foreign
This talking picture is being
screened in the basemen# of the
school. All of the school children
have seen the picture and now
adults are being given the oppor
HEIRESS OF EMPIAE
Abdication of Edward VIII and his
brother’s succession as George VI,
makes the latter’s 11-year-old
daughter, Princess Elizabeth, heir
ess to the British throne.
Understood That Fines Have
Been Running up to $45;
Cars Being Stopped
It is understood that several
people from this county and sur
rounding territory have been stop
ped near the state line coming from
Danville to Roxboro, byway of
Yanceyville, by the State Patrolmen
and arrested for having whiskey in
their possession. A majority of the
people who have been arrested had
just made thfilr purchase at the
A. B. C. Store in Danville and were
bringing the whiskey home.
It is possible that those who were
arrested were going to use the
whiskey only in case of “snake
bite,” but the officers did not ac
cept any excuses. Fines are report
ed as high as forty-five dollars with
the cases being tried in Yanceyville.
In a number of cases the whiskey
was exposing in the car without
any effort being made to conceal
it. It has not been reported that
officers searched any cars, but wer e
checking on driver’s licenses.
Roxboro people are wondering if
the officers are going to start check
ing licenses on the South Boston
Article is First of Seines Deal
ing With Schemes That
Take Money Out of
Recently the Chamber of Com
merce had its attention called to
what is known as “Petty Rackets”
that have taken money out of Rox
boro and will continue to take
money out of Roxboro unless you
investigate before you invest. In an
leffort to protect the town of Rox
boro, the Chamber of Commerce is
today creating an article in the
paper known as the “Mouthpiece,”
on the back page. The Chamber of
Commerce is a mouthpiece for the
citizens of Roxboro. Speak into it,
broadcast your problems, offer con
structive criticisms and suggestions.
This is the first of a series of articles
cr. “Petty .Rackets” which will be
published in your local newspaper
from time to time. Read them and
you will profit by the information
which they contain.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Edgar Boatwright, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. V. Boatwright of this
city, according to official word re
ceived here today, has been placed
on the all-state prep school eleven
Boatwright attended Woodberry
Forest where he played tackle un
til injured during practice. He was
taken to a hospital in Charlottesville
where he recovered from what ap
peared to be a serious back injury.
Prior to last year he attended
high school in Roxboro.
FINAL RITES HELD
Beloved Roxboro Lady Died in
Durham After Illness of
Over One Year; Death
Caused by Heart
Trouble and Com
FUNERAL FROM HOME;
INTERMENT IN BURCHWOOD
Final rites were held Tuesday
afternoon for Mrs. Anna Merritt
Bradslier, 58, wife of the late Dr.
W. A. Bradsher of Roxboro. Mrs.
Bradsher died at the home of Mrs.
George Watkins of Durham, N. C.,
Monday morning at 2:00 a. m.,
where she had been ill for the past
four weeks. Death was caused by
lieart trouble and complications.
The deceased was one of Rox
boro’s most prominent ladies. She
was active in many branches of
church work and social activities
and numbered her close friends by
Surviving are three daughters and
one son, Ellen Merritt Bradsher,
Emily Satterfield Bradsher, both
of Roxboro, Mrs. A1 Martin, of
Wake Forest and Donald Bradsher,
of Roxboro. Also surviving are two
sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Nanie
Merritt Watkins, Durham, Miss Ad
die Mae Merritt, Woodsdale, Wm. D.
Merritt, Roxboro and Dr. J. H.
Funeral services were held at the
home, in charge of Rev. W. F. West,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
-He was assisted by Rev. B. P. Rob
inson, pastor of Edgar Long Me
morial Method is t churclj.
Active pallbearers were: Merritt
Bradsher, Landon Bradsher, Guth
rie Bradsher, Dr. George Watkins,
Dick Bullock, Dr. Wm. Watkins, Dr.
Fred Isaacs and Sam Merritt.
Flower bearers were Mesdames
J. W. Montague, R. L. Wilburn, A.
S. deVlaming, J. W. Noell, A. F.
Nichols, W. K. Moore, A. M. Bums,
Lillian Foreman, J. A. Long, Sr.,
C. C. Winstead, Geo. Thomas. Wil
lie Pass, A. R. Warren, Mollie Strum
Barrett, Jim Walker, John Wade, J.
W. Allgood, Margaret Critcher, In
da Collins and Tom Woody.
Interment was in Burchwood
ROSE OPENS STORE
NO. ONE HUNDRED
Company Was Founded in Spring
of 19155 and Has Main
tained Home Office
The 100th store in the Rose 5-10-
25c Stores company chain was op
ened in Etowah, Tenn., Monday, it
was announced by R. W. Bruin, an
executive of the company, from the
home office in Henderson. The 99th
store was opened last Saturday at
The company, which was found
ed with the opening of the first
store in Henderson in the spring of
1915, has always had its home of
fice in Henderson. P. H. Rose, found
er of the business, is president and
head of the company and has been
a continuous resident of Henderson
since he first went into business
The Roxboro store is one of the
most modern stores of this city. It
was recently remodeled and extra
floor space was taken by the com
pany. Mr. W. E. Malone is the man
POST OFFICE OPEN ALL DAY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19TH
To the patrons of the Roxboro
post office. The regular hours from
eight A. M. to six o’clock P. M.
will be observed for work in the
post office for the public. I hope
all the patrons will take advantage
of this, and do as much of their
Christmas mailing as possible, as
this will avoid the great rush next
E. J. TUCKER,
Charging that her husband, Ab
ner, had been drunk since 1897,
Mrs. Jennie Bishop filed suit for
divorce at Akron, Ohio.
SAN TA LETTERS
Santa Claus has promised to
stop by the office of the Person
County Times next Wednesday
and collect all the letters that
are here. If you want your letter
to be printed please let this pap
er have it by Tuesday.
We are trying to get Santa to
agree to bring everything that
the boys and girls are asking for.
CALL ISSUED FOR
ANY OLD SHOES
Many Children of This County
Have No Shoes to Wear
F. D. Long, chairman of the
board of county commissioners, has
issued a call for old shoes, especial
ly shoes for children. He stated that
many children in this county had
no shoes at all and that no matter
how cold the weather was they had
to go ..without. He further stated
that he had more calls for shoes
than for any other one item.
If you have any shoes that you
can share you are requested to get
in touch with his office and some
one will be sent to get the shoes.
If it is convenient for you to bring
them to the courthouse that will
save his organization a certain
amount of trouble.
Citizens of this county are urged
to look now and see if they have
any old shoes that can be spared.
If you are also interested in con
tributing to the fund that is now
being raised for the needy of this
county you are requested to see the
same gentleman and make your
LARGE NUMBER OF
Toys Were in Excellent Shape
and Will be Distributed to
Needy Just Before
The Boy Scout toy matinee which
was held last Saturday morning
was a big success. Several large
boxes of toys were collected in
place of the regular admission price
by the Scouts and they will be
turned over to Mrs. T. C. Wagg
staff for distribution to the needy
of this county just before Santa is
expected to arrive.
Altho it rained all day Saturday
the kids turned out in a big way
and a majority brought new toys.
This toy matinee is an annual
affair with the Scouts and each
year they collect enough toys to
make many children happy who
would not receive any Santa if this
work did not take place.
B. B. Mangum has charge of the
program each year and he has done
an excellent piece of work.
The Palace Theatre and the film
was donated by O. T. Kirby, man
ager of the theatre.
R. G. COLE RETURNS
Mr. R. G. Cole has returned to
Roxboro after undergoing an op
eration at Watt’s hospital. The Con
dition of Mr. Cole has improved
and he expects to be up in a few
MR. AND MRS. JOHNSON
CALLED TO MULLINS, GA.
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Johnson were
called to Mullins, Ga. last Sunday
on account of the death of Mr.
Johnson’s step-mother. Mrs. Johnson
died of injuries received in an auto
wreck and Mr. Johnson was seri
ously injured. No report on the in
juries of Mr. Johnson has been re
ceived since Sunday.
GET LICENSE AT JOYNER
Auto licenses for Person County
are being issued at C. H. Joyner
Chevrolet Co. on Main Street Miss
Nina Abbitt has charge of this of
OLD TIME SUPPER
Guests Managed to Dispose of
Everything on Table, But
Had to Disregard
Last Friday evening Mr. E. EL
Thomas entertained a group of
seventeen men friends at his home
on Reams Avenue at an old time
ehitterling supper. This most delect
able portion was served in abund
ance with the accessories. The guest
would eat, rest, come up for air, and
return manfully to the festive board
and demand for just one more help
ing. The intestinal fortitude thus
generated was very noticeable all
day Saturday among the guest in
passing each other on the streets,
they were unable to speak but
grunts of satisfaction.
At Lime Cola
Company Installed New Wash
ing and Sterilizer Machine
Several improvements have re
cently been made in the Lime Cola
Eottling plant of Roxboro, but the
most recent was the installation of
a new washing and sterilizing ma
chine. This was installed this week
and is now operating in this plant.
It is understood that the bottle
comes to the machine that fills it
absolutely clean and completely
Messrs O. Y. Clayton and Lester
James are the proprietors of the
Lime Cola plant.
BIG HOG SUPPER
AT PERSON CAMP
N. V. Brooks Entertained at
Chitterling and Meat
Among the largest hogs in this
county each year are those raised
at the prison camp. What, is prob
ably the largest meat supper in the
county each year is the one held
by N. V. Brooks, person camp sup
erintendent, at hog killing time.
Last Friday night Mr. Brooks en
tertained a number of people at a
real old fashion hog chitterling and
meat supper. The meal was cooked
in the prison kitchen and served in
the prison dining hall. It was re
ported as being about the best meal
of this kind that has ever been
served in this county.
After the meal a collection was
taken up for the prisoners who had
prepared this supper.
Deceased Had Served as Night
watchman at Mill For
Geo. W. Griles, age 63, husband
of Mrs. Melissa Griles, died instant
ly in his home at Longhurst, N. C.
Sunday at 11:30 a. m. His death
was caused by paralysis and bums.
Mr. Griles is survived by his wife,
two sons, Alfred Griles of Roanoke
Rapids and John Griles, of Keys
ville, Va., five daughters, Mrs. Mu
na Clements, Lynchburg, Va., Mrs.
Bessie Tatum and Mrs. Gurtie Tat
um, of Wilesburg, Va., Mrs. Rachel
Loyed, of Ca-Vel, and Miss Rowe
na Griles, Longhurst, N. C.
Funeral services were held at the
Longhurst Methodist church at 1:00
p. m. December 14th by Rev. Edwin
The place of interment was Wiles
For a number of years Mr. Griles
had been night-watchman at the
MISS HARGIS IMPROVING j
Miss Kathleen Hargis, 19 years
old, who was hurt in an auto acci
dent near AUensville, driven by her
father, returned Tuesday in an am
bulance from Watt’s hospital. Miss
Hargis is improving nicely.