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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.
Washington, D. C. The United
States Employment Service found
jobs for 330,784 unemployed during
November. Os these, 158,953 were
absorbed by private industry and
171,831 found work on projects fi
nanced by relief funds. Private in
dustry doubled its employment
records for November, 1935 and
CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA
Moscow, U.S.S.R. Although
Russians under their new consti
tution are allowed freedom of wor
ship for the first time in 19 years,
their Christmas trees must still be
known as New Year trees and
Santa Claus is known as Grandpa
Chicago, lIL After members of
the Republican National Committee
bad learned that their deficit from
the last election was $901,501, they
elected John Hamilton Chairman
and voted him salary and expenses
cf $25,000 a year. His first big job
is- to get the deficit paid off.
ASSISTANT LABOR SECRETARY
San Francisco, Cal. Asked to
comment on the persistent rumor
that he is to succeed Secretary of
Labor Frances Perkins, Assistant
Secretary Edward F. Grady, serving
here as mediator in the seamen’s
strike, put the matter up to Presi
dent Roosevelt. “I’ve enlisted with
Roosevelt for the duration of the
v;ar,” said he; “whatever he wants
comes first with me.”
WISCONSIN STUDENTS BACK
Madison, Wis. Efforts of the
regents of the University of Wis
consin to oust President Glenn
Frank, in which they have the sup
port of Governor Philip La Follette,
has aroused a storm of protest
among the 10,000 students. Presi
dent Frank, who is accused of mis
managing University funds and de
moting too mtuch time to Outside in
terests, declares he has no inten
tion of resigning.
SOCIAL SECURITY RESIGNA
Washington, D. C. The Social
Security Board announces that 21,-
■238,120 workers, 82 per cent of esti
mated eligibles, applied for old
age annuities up to December 15th.
DETROIT REGULATES TRAILERS
Detroit, Mich. When Board of
Health inspectors began to distri
bute eviction notices on 100-odd
trailer owners parked on ten local
parking lots, the trailerites staged
a protest in which they had the
support of the Coach Trailer Manu
facturers Association. A projected
ordinance regulating trailer camps
calls for proper bath houses, hot
water, soap, a limit of three months’
tenancy and regular Board of
LABOR PLANS AUTOMOTIVE
Washington, D. C. When John
L. Lewis, head of the Committee
for Industrial Organization, emerg
ed from a conference with Glen W.
McCabe, president of the Federa
tion of Flat Glass Workers, and
Homer Martin, of the United Auto
mobile Workers of America, a terse
announcement was made: “Cbllec
ttive bargaining is now the law of
the land,, and we think General
Motors should do a little collective
bargaining.” Speaking for the big
motor company, W. S. Knudson,
Vice-President, said: “I think col
lective bargaining should take place
before a shutdown rather than aft
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER TWENTY-THREB
U S. Reports
Washington, Dec. 21 —As Ad
ministration experts put finishing
touches on next year’s budget, the
Treasury recorded today $164,000,-
000 gain on the income side of its
ledger since July 1.
For the first five months of this
fiscal year, its receipts totaled sl,-
385,767,000, compared with $1,221,-
786,000 in the corresponding period
Income Tax Gain
Gains were shown in 55 of the
73 categories of taxation. Leading
the upswing were income taxes,
which totaled $413,863,000 between
July and November 30, an increase
cf $86,535,000. Os the income tax
receipts, $238,918,000 came from
corporations and $174,944,000 from
The next largest gain was in
liquor tax revenues, which, at $268,-
606,000, were $47,417,000 above the
same period last year.
Tobacco taxes, $235,128,000, gain
of $24,020,000; gasoline, $90,019,000,
gain of $4,701,000; automobiles, $21,-
551,000, gain of $7,546,000; tires and
inner tubes, $16,984,000, gain of $3,-
732,000; telephone and other com
munications, $9,921,000, gain of sl,-
Officials said receipts for the five
months supported their estimates
that revenues for his fiscal year
would aggregate $5,642,760,000. This
total would compare with $4,115,-
956,000 last year and $3,790,045,000
Estate Tax Off
Estate tax receipts fell $12,119,-
000 to $67,004000. Declines also were
listed for levies on domestic wines,
matches and crude petroleum pro
Only President Roosevelt’s bud
get message and certain technical
details remain to be completed be
fore the Government’s fiscal plans
for 1937-38 are sent to Congress.
It is expected the new budget
will count in part on further in
creases in tax revenues next year
to narrow the gap between revenue
UP TEN PERCENT
Approximately Fourteen Thou
sand Christmas Cards
Mailed in Roxboro
Christmas mailing in Roxboro
shows an increase of approximately
ten percent over last year and much
greater than any other year prior
The postal clerks are busy night;
and day and can hardly manage to
keep up with all of the extra hours
that they are putting in.
It was estimated that approxi
mately thirteen to fourteen thou
sand Christmas cards were mailed
at the local post office on Monday
and from ten to twelve thousand
The largest mail ever received in
Roxboro came in Wednesday morn
ing and what was probably the
largest mail ever to be dispatched
from the office left here Monday
night. The mail leaving here filled
seventy large bags.
Some extra help has been requir
ed to handle this heavy business,
but the regular employes have been
doing a greater part of it by putting
in many hours of overtime.
THE WEEK IN BUSINESS
Michael J. Meehan, spectacular
stock broker of boom days, faces
possible disbarment from all ex
changes as the result of findings
by a Securities Exchange Commis
sion examiner that he had manipu
lated the stock of the Bellanca Air
craft Corporation . . . For the first
time since its organization, the
Chrysler Corporation has produced
1,000,000 units a year. The millionth
car for 1936 to leaye the assembly
line was a Plymouth ... Great
Lakes navigation has just closed
its greatest season since 1929.
Freighters that averaged 16 to 18
trips since the opening of navi
trips since the openning of navi
gation last May.
mERRy CHRISTMAS TO Hlili
Carolina Power G* Light: Co.,
Reduction Makes Cheap
Electricity Cheaper Still
New Low Rate Announced.
Benefits All Residential And
Farm Users. Commercial Rates
An important rate reduction has
been announced by the Utilitiei
Commissions, which affects the cost
of electrical service to residential,
farm and commercial customers
throughout the territory served by
the Carolina Power & Light Com
pany. The new top rate is now
down to sc. An estimated saving of
more than $700,000 will result for
company patrons during this next
Under the new rate schedule all
residential, farm and commercial
customers are granted definite
without exception and regardless of
the amount of electricity used in
the past or consumed in the future.
The new rate replaces and is
lower than the inducement rates al
ready enjoyed in the past.
The action of the utility in reduc
ing rates at this time comes as a
surprise to the majority of patrons
as the drastic reduction in 1935 and
and 1936 were thought to represent
the climax of a series of rate cuts
made over a long period of years.
The cuts of last year and the year
before made cheap electricity a
reality and many supposed that the
lowest possible level in cost had
Effective on all bills rendered on
or after January 26, all domestic
users will be billed as per the fol
5c per KWH for first 50 KWH
3c per KWH for next 50 KWH
2c per KWH for next 150 KWH
1.5 c per KWH for all additional
The monthly minimum charge
will be SI.OO which includes the use
of 20 KWH.
The new rate schedule reveals
that the top price of electricity to
domestic-customers is only a nickel
which is exactly one-third of the
top rate in 1915 and only one half
that of the top rate charged only
a few years ago.
The fact that the rate drops as
low as l%c per KWH enables many
users to purchase a large pbrtion
of their current at a figure con
siderably lower than in many sec
tions of the country. The top rate
of only 5c per KWH with sharp re
ductions in the schedule down to
the I%c per KWH minimum is evi
dence that cheap electricity is a
reality in this territory.
It is understood that the latest
rate reduction has been brought
about by the ready reception which
tlie public has given cheap elec
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. B. B.
Knight, a baby girl, Rebecca
Glenn, on Friday, December 18.
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
The Person County Times will
be <sosed on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week. This
is being done in order that all
the fellows may have a few days
Your co-operation as regards
printing will be appreciated.
CITY IS DECORATED
Metre Lighted Trees and Win
dow Decorations Than
Have Ever Been
It’s impossible to buy any colored
lights for Christmas trees in Rox
boro today. The reason is that they
have all been sold and there seems
to be very little hope of getting any
more this year.
There are more lighted Christmas
trees in Roxboro this year than
ever before. Then there are hund
reds of window decorations as well
as many other kinds of Christmas
The business district of Roxboro
is really a brilliant thing at night.
Hundreds of lights have been
strung over tlte streets and then
many stores have colored lights
that add to the scene.
Some of the plaoes that are worth
cf your attention are the Palace
and Dolly Madison Theatres, the
home of J. A. Long and the trees in
front of the home of A. E. Jackson.
Christmas is here and the people
of this county appear to be ready
KIWAjNIS CLUB TO MEET
AT 7:00 P. M. MONDAY
Due to the Christmas season the
Roxboro Kiwanis Club will meet
next Monday night at 7:00 p. m.
instead of 6:30.
The meeting will be Com
Peorja, HI. The Secretary of the
Ministerial Association made the
following note as crisp as possible:
“Although we appreciate the in
dustrial and mechanical > efficiency
of your plant, there is so little in
common between your organiza
tion and oqrs that we decline the
invitation.” The clergymen had
been asked to inspect a local dis
OVER 900 LICENSE
Total Will Probably Run Well
Over 4,0,00 by
The local office of the Carolina
Motor Club has already sold over
900 license plates and customers
were buying rapidly today.
Miss Nina Abbitt, who has charge
of the /office, stated that she ex
pected to sell over 4,000 1937 plates.
Sales for this year are running well
ahead of the same time last year.
All of the plates sold from this of
fice are not for Person County
people as many from Caswell and
other counties buy in Roxboro. It
is generally understood that all cars
must have the new plates on them
by Jan. Ist or the owners will prob
ably be hailed into court.
Miss Abbitt expects this year to
be the largest that she has ever
had from a standpoint of sales as
there are more cars in this terri
tory than in any previous year and
the new cars are being sold rapidly.
Many Families in Person County
Have No Means To Pro
vide Extras Needed
A large number of the needy in
Person County will be taken care
of this Christmas, but even at that
there will probably be many who
have no extras at this time, indeed
many in this county do not have
F. D. Long, County Chairman, has
been busy for the past two weeks
raising money in order that a large
number in this county who are in
need might have a little Christmas
cheer. He reports fair success, but
could use more money.
Several church organizations are
also preparing baskets for those
whlo otherwise would have nothing
and many individuals have their
cwn private lists.
It would probably surprise you
to know how many people in this
county have practically nothing in
the way of food and clothing. Even
though the crops have been good
many will not know what it is to
have even the necessities unless
someone comes to their aid.
M. G. JOHNSON, SR.
DIED TUESDAY P.M.
Deceased Was Father of M. G.
Johnson of Roxboro.
Mr. M. G. Johnson, Sr., of Millen,
Ga., died at the hospital there Tues
day p. m. from injuries received in
an auto accident about ten days
ago. His condition has been regard
ed as serious since the wreck, but
last week-end it was thought that
be was improving.
Mr. Johnson was the father of
Matt Johnson of this city, manager
of Roxboro Drug Co.
In this came accident Mrs. John
son was killed instantly. She was
the step-mother of Matt Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left Rox
fcoro for Georgia immediately after
receiving news of the death.
Funeral services were held Wed
The lawn at the Person County
Courthouse has been decorated
with a number of lighted Christ
mas trees and is one of the beauty
spots of Roxboro.
Both sides of the walk leading
from the front door to the walk
have a number of trees and there
is one large tree on the lawn.
Looks like the work of A. M.
SHIPMENT OF MULES
MONDAY, DEC. 28TH
Mr. E. B. Bragg, local manager
for Creedmoor Supply Co. has an
nounced that his company will re
ceive a large shipment of mules,
Monday, December 28th. Mr. Bragg
stated that these mules will be frist
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$27,000 GIVEN '
OUT YESTERDAY BY
COLLINS & AIRMAN
Large Bonus Helped to Spread
Christmas Cheer to Over
1,000 Employes in Mill.
EACH WORKER RECEIVED
$25.00 AS GIFT.
Last week the Person County
Times carried the story that the
Collins and Aikman Corp. Would
give $27,000 to their employes on
Friday of that week. The money
was not paid out until yesterday,
Wednesday, December 23rd.
Each worker in the mill received
$25.00 as his or her share. Employes
in other C. & A. plants in Rhode
Island, Pennsylvania, New York and
Canada also received $25,00. The
entire amount given out by the
company was approximately $125,-
000. All of the plants employ about
This large sum of money, paid
out on the eve of Christmas, helped
in no small way to increase the
purchasing power of those who
worked in this mill. Local stores re
mained open late in order to allow
these peiople to make such purch
ases as they desired before Christ
The $25.00 received this week
was the second gift of its kind this
year. A few months ago each work
er received $20.00 and later all re
ceived a ten per cent increase in
BY LARGE CROWD
“Chimes of Holy Night” Pre
sented Under Direction
of Mrs. J. A. Long.
A Christmas cantata titled, “The
Chimes of the Holy Night,” by Hol
ten was presented at the Edgar
Long Memorial church, Sunday
after several weeks of hard work
practicing under the direction of
Mrs. J. A. Long.
A large crowd as usual was pres
ent to hear tihis selection and all
who heard it were loud in praise.
The cantata was composed of
thirteen pieces. Solo parts were
taken by Mrs. W. H. Newell, alto,
Mrs. J. A. Long, soprano,, Mrs. J.
D. K. Richmond, of South Boston,
Virginia, Soprano, and Mr. K. L.
Several numbers were sung by
the entire choir. Also included in
the cantatfa were men’s choruses,
duets, and women’s choruses.
Mrs. Mary Hunter Long was
organist for the cantata. The pastor
of Edgar Long Memorial Church,
Rev. B. P. Robinson, was in charge
of the service.
JACK BANE ILL
Mr. O. L. “Jack” Bane, secretary
of the Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce, has been ill for the past
several days and was carried to his
home in Greensboro last Friday.
JAMES THORNTON BETTER
James Thornton, who has been
seriously ill since Sunday with pneu
monia, is now on a good road to
recovery. All of his little friends
are hoping he will be well by
BICYCLE WON BY
Philip Bowen, Roxboro, was win
ner of the contest staged by the
Economy Auto Supply and thereby
won the bicycle.
This contest has been going on
for the past several weeks and at
tracted a large amount of interest.
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CREAM FOR EMBASSY
Juliustown, N. J. On the eve
of his departure for Moscow, Jo
seph E. Davies, new U. S. Ambas
sador to Russia, ordered 2,000 pints
of cream, frozen by a special pro
cess, sent abroad. It is also said he
will install 25 electric refrigerators
in the Embassy. Mrs. Davies is
heiress to the Post-Toasties fortune
estimated at $20,000,000.