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VOLUME VIIL PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1936 USE PERSON COUNTY PRODUCTS NUMBER TWENTY-FOUR
Merchants Report Christmas
Trade 25 % Over Last Year
Many Report That Xmas Eye
Was the Best Day That
Stores Had Ever Had;
City Thronged With
JfOW TAKING INVENTORY;
GETTING READY FOR ’37
Many merchants of this city re
port that their Christmas business
showed an increase of twenty-five
percent over last year. Some hold
the increase down to fifteen, but
practically all report that business
w)as very good and much better
than it had been.
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday before Christmas the
city was packed with shoppers. One
could hardly get around in thle
business district and the stores
were crowded. The last Saturday
before Christmas also proved to be
good even though it rained all day.
All the business men expected
last Saturday to be dull, but it too
proved to be a fair day in spite of
All merchants are busy this week
taking inventory and re-arranging
their stock. They all have high
hopes for the year 1937 and are
making plans accordingly.
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POLICE TO CHECK
CARS FOR TAGS
City License Tags Most be on
City Cars by January Ist;
Over 650 Cars in
It has been announced by the
City Manager of Roxboro that no
extension of time will be allowed
motorists for purchasing city auto
license tags. The tags are on sale
at the City Hall and cost one dol
On Friday morning, bright and
early, the police of Roxboro will
start checking cars to see if they
are properly licensed. Tags are sup
posed to be displayed on the front
end of the car.
Less than 150 tags had been sold
yesterday and there are over 650
motor vehicles in the city; today
is the last day and the time limit
for both city and state tags expire
at midnight tonight.
Understood That Gun Was in
Hands of Brother on Back
] Seat of Car.
Jacob Thompson, son of Ed
Thompson, Leasburg, N. C., was
accidently shot yesterday as he
was riding on the front seat of a
It is understood that Jacob was on
the front seat and his brother was
handling the gun, a 22 rifle, on the
back seat, when it accidently dis
charged, entering the back of
young Thompson. The accident hap
pened about 3:00 p. m.
Jacob was brought to the office
of a local physician and later car
ried to a hospital in Durham. The:
exact extent of his injuries had not
been determined last night, but it
was thought that it might not be
ROBERT HARRIS AT LEGGETT’S
Mr. Robert Harris has returned
to Roxboro after an absence of over
one year and is now at Leggetts
Department Store in Roxboro.
Mr. Harris has been in Ports
mouth, Va., where he was connect
ed with Leggett’s Department Store
in that city.
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DIRECTORS MEETING OF
, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Jack Bane, secretary-manager of
the Roxboro Chamber of Commerce,
has called a directors’ meeting, to
. meet Wednesday, January 6, in the
'Chamber of Commerce office.
AU directors are urged to be
v praent to make plans for the New
MRS. BRADSHER IS
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Native of Person County and
Lived Here For Number of
Years; Death Occur
red in Raleigh.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
AT ROXBORO METHODIST
Mrs. Mamie G. Bradsher, 65, died
in Mary Elizabeth Hospital, Raleigh,
Sunday morning at 6:15, after an
illness of only a few days, result
ing from a fall while on duty at
East Carolina Teachers College in
Greenville, where she was dormi
tory matron for 12 years. She was
taken to the college infirmary for
treatment and later came to Raleigh
to spend the holidays with her
daughter, Mrs. Edith B. Hoover,
IJ6 Groveland Avenue. She was
taken to the hospital on December
Mrs. Bradsher is survived by three
sons, T. C. Bradsher of Palm Springs,,
Cal.; L. E. Bradsher, Goldsboro; W.
H. Bradsher, Greenville; one daught
er, Mrs. Edith B. Hoover, Raleigh;
three grandchildren, Paul and Caro
lyn Hoover of Raleigh, and lone
Hooker Bradsher of Greenville; five
brothers, E. V. Webb, Kinston; T.
A. Webb, South Boston, Va.; E. L.
Webb, TTiomasville; C. L. Webb,
Long Island, N. Y.; R. M. Webb,
Durham; three sisters, Mrs. R. W.
Wilkerson of Roxboro; Mrs. James
Allen, LouiSburg; Mrs. Frank Har
ris, Tampa, Fla.
Mrs. Bradsher was formerly Miss
Mamie Gregory of Roxboro. In 1887
she was married to Eugene A. Brad
sher, who died in 1908. In 1918 she
came to Raleigh as secretary to the
Travelers’ Aid Society, and held that
position for seven years. She was
closely associated with the civic and
religious life of Raleigh.
Eight years ago she resigned from
the Travelers Aid Society to be
come a matron at the Teachers’
Funeral services were held in
Roxboro at the Edgar Long Memo
rial Methodist Episcopal Church at
3 o’clock Monday, and burial was
in Burchwood Cemetery. Services
were conducted by the Rev. Dr.
W. A. Stanbury of Greensboro, the
Rev. Dr. E. C. Few of Raleigh, and
the Rev. B. P. Robinson of Roxboro.
Active pallbearers were Joe and
Roger Wilkerson, Reginald and
Charlie Harris, Raymond Webb and
Honorary pallbearers were: W. R.
Hambrick, W. H. Harris, W. A. Sar
geant, C. H. Hunter, J. A. Long, M.
W. Satterfield, S. G. Winstead, Hen
ry Stewart, W. D. Merritt, Kendal
Street, Walter Woody, W. T. Kirby,
Dr. B. E. Love, F. O. Carver, Nathan
Lunsford, D. S. Brooks, D. W. Long,
E. E. Bradsher, T. D. Winstead, S.
B. Davis, Dr. E. J. Tucker, Nat
Thompson, J. M. O’Brian, Hugh
Woods, W. T.Pass, George W. Thom
as, T. E. Austin, John Moore, Harry
Winstead, J. W. Noell, J. S. Walker,
W. I. Newton, R. H. Gates and Nat
V. Brooks, all of Roxboro; John A.
Park, Carl Williamson, John Hall
Manning, Judge W. C. Harris, J. E.
Thiem, A. A. Henderson, Leroy Al
len, C. C. Cunningham, MacDonald
Fortune, John T. Taylor and Dr. O.
E. Finch, all of- Raleigh; F. E.
Brooks, L. M. Buchanan, Dink
James, W. S. Moye, J. H. Blount, J.
Key Brown, W. D. Turner, B. T.
Cannon, N. O. Warren, J. D. Simp
son, W. Z. Morton, Dr. W.-I. Wooten,
Dr. L. R. Meadows, and the male
faculty of E. C. T. C., all of Green
BANKS CLOSED FRIDAY
The Peoples Bank will be closed
Friday, January Ist. This day has
been declared a legal holiday. Pa
trons are requested to bear this date
J. C. Lynn, farm agent, reports
that several Mitchell County farm
ers plan to dig trench silos next
spring to help solve the winter
Orders for 4,000 short leaf pines
and 500 walnut seedlings have been
placed by Cherokee County farm
ers for spring planting.
SAT. NIGHT ON
Charlie Blair and Oscar Childress
Met Sudden Death About
Three Miles From Rox
boro When Car
FLINT FOX, THIRD
WITH MINOR INJURIES
Oscar Childress, 27, and Charlie
Blair, 19, Roxboro men, met instant
death late Saturday night when a
light roadster driven by Childress
left the highway and plunged down
an embankment on the Roxboro-
Greensboro road. Flint Fox, 20, the
third occupant of the car, escaped
with minor injuries. Fox said the
car was traveling at a rapid rate
of speed and that Childress appar
ently lost control. All three occu
pants were thrown from the car as
it careened. Fox remained uncons
cious for sometime, but his injuries
are not serious.
Funeral services for Mr. Blair
were held Monday at 4:00 p. m. at
Woody’s Funeral Home. Rev Edwin
Hartz, assisted Rev. N. J. Todd,
were in charge of the services.
The deceased was survived by
one brother, Astor Blair.
Active pallbearers were Alley
Clayton, Willard Wright, Woodrow |
Milan, Paul Milan, Clarence Milan
and Carol Milan.
Interment was in Providence!
Funeral services for Mr. Childress
were held at 1:00 p. m., Monday, at
Lamberth Memorial Church with
Rev. L. V. Coggins.in charge. .
Relatives who survived are: hid
father, Jasper Childress; three
brothers, Thomas, Paul and John
Childress; three sisters, Corinna,
Lucy: and Cassie Childress, all of
Active pallbearers were Irvin
Morton, Bill Satterfield, Clyde Sat
terfield, James White, Ellie Dunk
ley and Elbert Bowen.
Interment was at Lamberth Me
morial Church Cemetery.
WOMANS’ CLUB MEETS MONDAY
The regular monthly meeting of
the Woman’s Club will be held
Monday, January 4th, at 3 p m. in
the Library at the Community
House. Mrs. O. B. Mcßroom, chair
man of the department of Litera
ture will have charge of the pro
gram. All members and friends are
urged to attend.
Advertise in the Times
For Immediate Results
Major Events For Person '
County For 1936 Listed |
•Many events of importance took |
place in Person County during the
I‘lclow a>e a few. These were
gathered from the front pages of
C e Times. The I.'st is accurate 1 , but
does not include all of the really
January 23, Hope fades for Rox
February 13, Refunding plan for
city of Roxboro completed.
February 27, Plans made for
Chamber of Commerce annual ban
March 5, Local officers wage war
on all speeders and reckless drivers.
March 5, Otho L. Wilkerson hit
and run victim Monday night.
March 19, Seed loan office opens
in Courthouse today.
..March 19, Roxboro visited by
strong windstorm; accompanied by
March 26, Person County people
donate money for flood victims.
March 26, Stuart Ford elected
to head Chamber of Commerce.
April 16, Collins and Aikm&n dis
tributes $20,000 as gift.
May 28, Dr. Ralph McDonald
speaks in Courthouse tomorrow.
May 28, Sandy Graham speaks
here June 2.
June 4, Construction bids call for
Roxboro’s new postoffice.
June 11, Roxboro gets a tax re
duction for 1936 and 1937.
June 11, Democratic Primary
over, F. D. Long leads ticket.
June 18, 575 Veterans receiving
J TO TAKE OFFICE MONDAY
BILL WARREN S. B. WINSTEAD
S. B. Winstead will take over his duties as the president of
the Roxboro Kiwanis Club for the year 1937 Monday night. Bill
Warren will act as his right hand man during the year having
been elected as vice president.
FINAL RITES HELD 1
FOR MRS. WHARTON
Deceased Was Survived by Mrs.
H. W- Winstead of
Mrs. Anna Barbara Wharton, 78,
of Gibsonville, N. C. died at her
home on Sunday, December 27, <
1936, at four o’clock. ■
Mrs. Wharton had been an in- 1
valid for nine years, sick for four :
weeks and seriously ill for ten days. 1
Her death was cuased by influenza
and a relapse.
She is survived by six children, i
A. E. Wharton, Virgin Island; T. E. 1
Wharton, Bridgeport, Connecticut, '•
Mrs. H. W. Winstead, Roxboro, N.
C., R. A. Wharton, Greensboro, N. i
C., Lee Wharton, Gibsonville, N. C., 1
John Wharton, Greensboro, N. C., ‘
six grandchildren, Miss Anna Wood- 1
ing Winstead, Roxboro, Mr. Whar
ton Winstead, Roxboro, Mr. Rich- 1
ard Wharton, Greensboro, Jane <
Wharton, Greensboro, N. C., C. C.
Wharton, of Gibsonville, and Mrs. 1
Goly Yow, and one great-grandchild, 1
Martie Ann Yow. 1
Funeral services were held at the
Bethel Presbyterian Church at |
eleven o’clock near Gibsonville. j
The services were conducted by Dr.
Miles, of Greensboro, and the local
R. F. Shearin, assistant farm agent <
in Nash County, reports that re
quests for hog vaccination are still
| $270,000 in bonus payments. 5
June 18, R. L. Harris named dele- I
gate to National Convention.
June 25, 2nd Primary called for t
in race between Knight and War- s
July 2, Large audience present to
hear Clyde it. Hoey. i
July 9, Hoey, Warren, Eure, and
Horton carry Person County Satur- r
July 16, Curb market in Roxboro. r
September 10, All attendance c
records broken as high school op
September 17, Jalong changes 1
name to Longhurst.
September 24, Bids call for
Hurdle Mills road.
October 1, Person County Fair
to open next Monday. I
October 8, Gov. J. C. B. Ehring
haus and Congressman Frank Han
cock attend the opening of Roxboro
November 5, Franklin D. Roose
velt carries Person County with <■
2898 votes, Landon 384. <
November 12, Collins and Aikm&n I
gives 10% raise in all departments. «
November 19, Largest fire in years ‘
sweeps Roxboro today. Thomas and j
Carver Bldg, and Hambrick, Austin 1
and Thomas Store badly damaged.
November 26, United Dry Forces ‘
hold big rally in Person County.
December 3, New Prison Camp ]
December 17. Collins and Aikman <
distributes $27,500 as gift. i
IN BIG EVENT
To Give Away Electric Refrig
erator, Cabinet Radio and
Wood Range on
One of the largest prize events
of the season is to take place on
July sth, 1937 when Hall’s Hard
ware store gives away an electric
refrigerator, a cabinet radio and a
The rules of the contest, on an
inside page of this paper, are very
simple. Every time you make a pur
chase at this store amounting to
SI.OO you are given a numbered
coupon; One emd of the coupon
goes in a barrel, the other is re
tained by the purchaser. On July
sth the drawing for the lucky num
ber takes place.
This store is also awarding cou
pons with every dollar paid on ac
You are invited to turn to the
advertisement concerning this con
test and read the details of the
TO TAKE OFFICE
S. B. Winstead Will Guide Ki
wanis Club Through the
The newly elected, officers of the
Roxboro Kiwanis Club will take of
fice on Monday night, January 4th.
Officers 'elected for the coming
year are: S. B. Winstead, president;
Bill Warren, vice president; George
Currier, secretary; E. B. Craven, Jr.
treasurer. Board of directors: Jack
Strum, Will Kirby, Stuart Ford,
Baxter Mangum and Sam Merritt.
It is expected that speeches by
the new officials will consume the
gTeaJer part, of ■the hdur at the
The Kiwanis Club met this week
in a regular meeting, but no meal
was served. The money for the
meal was turned over to the com
mittee that was preparing Christ
mas baskets for the needy of this
MOTHER OF LOCAL
LADY PASSES SUN.
Mrs. S. G- Pridmore, Mother of
Mrs. G. W. Thomas, Died
Sunday in South
Mrs. S. G. Pridmore, 82, mother
of Mrs. G. W. Thomas of Roxboro,
died at her home in Gafney, S. C.,
December 27th, after an illness of
■ Mrs. Thomas was with her moth
er at the time of her death and
had been there about one week.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 2:00 p. m.
Nine pigs of Reid Overman,
Route 1, Elizabeth City, made an
average daily gain of 1% pounds
each for 152 days. They were sold
BILL IS DRAWN UP
FOR CROP CONTROL
Flexible Control And Stiff Pen
alties Put In Proposal.
STEP TAKEN AT CAPITAL
Model Act Drafted By Repre
sentatives of Growers And
Washington, Dec. 29 A model
interstate tobacco compact bill, pro
viding for flexible control and stiff
penalties for non-compliance, was
drafted today by representatives of
the growers and the agricultural ad
Ben S. Kilgore, of Louisville, Ky.,
secretary of the Kentucky farm bu
reau federation, said the bill ex
pressed the principles of state to
bacco compact legislation agreed
upon yesterday by a growers’ steer
Kentucky, North Carolina, Ten
nessee and Virginia must effect a
compact for control of hurley and
dark fired tobacco. For flue-cured
crop control there must be a com
pact among North Carolina, Vir
ginia, South Carolina and Georgia.
Virginia Has Law
Os these states, only Virginia now
has adopted the necessary legisla
tion. Kilgore said the bill would be
submitted Thursday to the Ken
tucky legislature. The compacts
must be effected by May 1, he said,
to control the 1937 crop.
The Kentuckian described the bill
drafted here as following the gen
eral outline of the Virginia tobac
co compact act and said revisions
agreed upon by his committee would
not call for amendments to the Vir
Control of tobacco production by
types through interstate compacts,
as provided for in a 1936 federal
act, would be authorized by the bill.
This control, based on state quotas
to be fixed by agreements between
state commissions after compacts
are signed, would be administered
by state tobacco commissions.
The state commission working
through county committees and
county agents, and in cooperation
with other state commissions, would
fix a quota for each producer based
on 1933-34-35 acreage and produc
tion records available through the
Each producer would be entitled
to market tobacco up to the amount
of his quota or his crop harvested,
“whichever is smaller.” The com
mission would be authorized to is
sue marketing certificates up to the
amount of individual quotas, how
ever, and provide for transfer of
these certificates by regulation.
Sale of tobacco by anyone except
the owner, or without accompany
ing certificates obtained by the
buyers and handlers, would be for
bidden. Violations would be punish
able by forfeiture of three times
the value of tobacco sold unlawful
ly, recoverable by the state in civil
suits. Producers who planted more
than their quota acreage would be
liable to penalties of SSO an acre on
Producers whose crops exceeded
their quotas could purchase surplus
certificates by paying 25 percent of
their surplus tobacco’s value, or 1%
cents a pound, “whichever is larger.”
Resale certificates would be issued
under regulations to be prescribed
by the commission. Proceeds from
certificates sales would be used to
pay administration costs.
Any surplus from certificates pro
ceeds would be used to help com
pensate growers for crop failures,
with a maximum payment of 5
cents a pound for the difference
between the crop harvested and the
producer’s marketing quota.
TO CLOSE AT 5:30 P. M.
The following stores in Roxboro
will close at 5:30 p. m. through
January and February with the ex
ceptions of Fridays and Saturdays:
Leggett’s Dept. Store.
Roses 5, 10 and 25c Store.
Goodfriend's Dept. Stjcro.
Harris and Burns.
Foreman’s Dept Store.
Wilburn and Satterfield.
Op Fridays these stores will dose
at 6:00 p. m. and on Saturdays
will close at 9:00 p. m.