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WEEK ENDING SATURDAY. MARCH 30 toy/
ROXBOR O REIDS VILLE I
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ROXBORO Mrs, Ethel James
of the Bahama community, fell
limp to the floor when her hus
band, forgetting that she had gone
to vssif a nearby neighbor, greeted
her with a bed slat beside the head
es she entered the house without
turning on the light. He was a
vakcned when he heard footsteps.
Without asking questions he went
to work . , . eight stitches.
Lev. week it was reported
that Mr. George Thomas Erog
den, had expired and was fmt
eruiized and buried. The cor
rection Is that Mr. Geo. Thomas
Brogden is very much alive
GAS. nn„ TIRES, TUBES
BATTERIES. FUEL OIL
Onlv One Regular fu>
ha. of Used snii Scrapped
Tire? Best Price in town
"Authorized Dealer ort
lilt N. Main Street
W. a WHITT
Roxboro, N. C.
DODGE • CHRYSLER
Safes &. Service.
Tel. R 063
ROXBORO, N. r.
When all is said and done
. * there is only ONE place i
m town. We welcome you to j
g««Ay v/i.th in 3 11 fun
REIDSVILLE, N. C.
LEWIS FURNITURE COMPANY
Quality Furniture Low Prices Easy Terms
Call Us Foi An Evening Appointment *
ItS DEPOT ST. KOXBORO. N. C. -- PHONE 1081 j
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JOHNSON COTTON CO.
Phone 150,'i Roxboro, N. C
A New World of Fun Through Saving! V
? *!'*., can M >°t» remember that the Secret of Savin# is
SA\ INC l(I.!»l.tAI(LY Even ;> couple of dollars a week, saved Jf, 1 /
regularly. OPEN AN ACCOUNT TODAY! >; Jt*#s
RGXBORO BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
KOXBORO NORTH CAROLINA
If was Mr Lorenzo Brodgen
ihat passed, the father of Mr.
Geo. Thomas Brogrien.
Funeral services were held Mon
day for Mr. Theodore Whitt. 49,
who died in Durham, Friday, Mar
ch 22 in Lincoln Hospital. Ser
vices were held at Elijah Grove
Baptist Church. He was buried in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. ]
Mary Lester Whitt, six daughters',
Mrs. Nannie Ragland of Roxboro,
Miss Ester Whitt of Oorange, N.J.,
Miss Edith Whitt of Durham, Miss
Cora Whitt of Charlotte and Misses
Maggie and Doretha Whitt of the
home, two sons, Mr. Lester Ed
ward Whitt of the home: four sis
ters. two brothers and two grand
• Frank McGuire's University of
: North Carolina basketball team
| won the National basketball cham
| plonship Saturday night by de
j fearing the University of Kansas
I 34-53. The Tarheel team are New
j York hoys
, In 1941 the Mdfhingside High
| School basketball team of States
j ville, N C , won the National high !
! school championship for North
' f'p'-.-U'ue Nov Vnrf: bnvs
i Winston-Salem Teachers Col
lege won the Central Jntercolleg
j late Athletic Association basket- |
j ball championship in 1953 and 1957
New York boys
Person County High School bas
ketball team was runner-up for the
i National Championship in 1940 and
| 1950 . ■ New York, Washington
j and Boston boys
j North Carolina boys both high
! school and college, colored and
I white play a fair game of basket
| ball, but not the national cham
pionship brand. The pressure up
there is too great for boys who
battle mainly- against weak or le
verage competition. . Every now
SERAICE S TATIO N
We Service the Best
Cor. Lamar A Reams Sts.
ROXBORO. N. C.
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ROXBORO, N. C.
A'l Deposits Insured
l'r> To SI 0.000
Jt onincyrn I
• i * yrmuaiii;ft i
Air Conditioning j
718 REAMS AVI
ROXBORO, N f'.
and then one or two top boys come
along . . but seldom.
Mr. and Mrs. Robie Barnett spent
par! of last week in Baltimore
visiting friends and relatives.
The Person County high school
baseball team opened its official
season Monday afternoon and amid
a cold drizzling rain blanked Little
River High School of Durham. 3-9.
j The weather brought a halt to the
game in the bottom of the fifth
inning but pitchers Levi Royster
and John Lawson, who went three
and two innings respectively, had
already shown that they were
ready for the tough schedule that
is in the foreground, by allowing
the visitors one hit in the five
frames. Ear! Lunsford led at bat
with a double and triple, John
Mitchell followed with a single
and double Both are outfielders.
Only two regulars a'-e back from
last year's squad, but with a break
from the ole weatherman so the
novices can get in a few good hard
practice sessions, the team may
come through with a fair season.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
On March 22.* 193? the Person
County High School Chapter of
*•; ritl DTIfl! ITOHOT + v
its induction ceremony at 11:00 o'
clock a. m. in the Person County
High School Auditorium. It was a
very colorful event in the darken
ed auditorium with glows from
burning rondels furnishing soft
light, The car,del? were placed in
the background of the scenic stage
and the lights glowed through the
huge palms which were placed at
the front of the stage.
At the beginning of the program
Miss Phyllis Umstoad at the piano
played the prelude At this time
the student members of the society
were writing at the rear entrance
of the auditorium for the proces
sional. They were dressed in caps
and gowns of the national blue
color with gold colored tassels. The
members of the society marched in
and assembled on the stage with
! Miss G. M. McCoy at the piano
j playing "Pomp and Circumstance."
Just before the processional, Mr.
G.' L Harper. Supervising Princi
pal of Person County High School,
and Edward Bowman, guest singer
appeared also on the stage.
Only one student was inducted
| into the society. This student was
j Miss Nora Annie Lunscord, a se
nior. This is a very remarkable
I achievement for Miss Lunsford as
I she made the society and earned
eligibility by keeping her average
over the years up to 2.5 or above
i which is the national rating. Miss
T • « 414 -• J? -3 I - * —•- * Ic, Mbl
L-UIU-JL., U H **' gp* >' «?*• «**“
! study in !he area of Commercial
Other things included in the pro
i gram were two solos, "He" and
! "My Task" by guest singer, Ed
ward Bowman. Mr. G. L. Harper
| made congratulatory remarks. In
| vocation was given by Frank Brad
j sher, w ho is a member of the soc
! iety. Remarks were also made by
j Miss Shelby Rogers President of !
| the, local Chapter. The Induction j
| Ceremony was carried out with j
j Miss Doris Wiiliness, member and j
j Chairman presiding,
i Probationary Candidates brought j
; before the society included Ann j
i Clay. Frances Gentry Ann Hum- ,
; phrey, Velma Jeffers, Vemdene |
; Taylor Lillie Royster, Phyllis Um- |
! stead and Gennie Whitt,
t This program and organization •
i have received many gratifying
j comments and much credit be
j longs to Mrs E M Harper. Spon
i sor of the Local Chapter of the
! National Honor Society. All of !
j the programing was under the j
i supervision of Mrs. Harper and:
| she also jives daily guidance to j
j members >f the society and ad- j
! v ises them on ways of maintaining !
; the required national standards.
The Rose of Sharon Club at the |
j First tist Church was organized !
iin Jar ry. at the home of Mrs. j
j Willie hnson on Madison Boulc- I
j card. T. following officers were j
i elected: President. Mrs. James Bar- I
I ris. Vi -Pres., Mrs Charlie Sat- j
I terfield. Secretary. Mrs. William j
i Pointer. Assistant Sec.. Miss Ruby i
j Stewart and Tress,, Mrs. Dan Har- j
The fob- vine are members:
Mesdames: Lillie Johnson. Gur
i thje Hester, William Harris, Wil
; lie Bullock. Willie Johnson. Wil-!
i ham Majors. Andrew Tolley, Louis j
i Dickens. J k Johnson. Alex Ro* J
i binson. Misses Rosalie Hayes, Ruby i
f Stewart. Mamie Stewart and '
I Eiien Lawi -e.
For our rch meeting wc met
| at the home <,t Mrs. Gurthie lies
j ter on Hi!! Street. Throughout the
| house was beautifully decorated
j with spring flowers and the color
| scheme of St Patrick's Day. After
| an hour of transacting business,
i the hostess served peanuts, cokes.
| end cup cakes still carrying out Si.
• Patrick's Day color scheme
I The club meets monthly.
BIBLE COURSE CONDUCTED AT
LAWSON CHAPEL CHURCH
From March IS-22 the Lawson
Chapei Baptist Church held its an
nual Bible Training Course Four
classes were conducted, which in
cluded Deacons and Stewardship,
which was taught by Rev. W. D.
Burton, pastor of Sandy Grove
Baptist Church, Lumbertnn, N. (' ,
and former field missionary for
the Lett. Carey Convention. Mrs.
W. A,. Williams assistant worker to
Mrs. Ellen S. Alston, Executive
Secretary of the Woman’s Bap
tist Horne and Foreign Missionary
Convention of North Carolina
taught the missionary grays. Mrs
W. D. Bryant, president of ihe Wo
mens Auxiliary. East Cedar Grove
Association. Roxboro. North Caro-
lina, instructed the usher group,
and Mrs. Cleo Umstead, widely I
read and efficient missionary and j
Sunday School worker of Jones |
Chapel Baptist Church of Roxboro j
| taught the Sunday School class,
j Each night the devotional ser
j vice was conducted by missionary j
| circles of nearby churches and the •
| male chorus of Law son Chapel i
1 j Church.
On ’unhi fHr* ya~ i
• concluded with a summarized dis- ]
j cafsion by each instructor and an !
| Inspirational message by Rev Bur- |
I WHAT THE PEOPLE ARK TALK
Senator Kerr Scott and his bung- j
j ling of the word "Negro" in an j
| address that he delivered here last j
| week on the Rural Progress pro- !
i gram when awards were given to |
! Person County for being named i
the county of the year in Norih !
I Carolina ... It takes a long time •
i and a lot of practice to shorten
| the letter “O” in the word "Negro'' I
consistantly when speaking, os- I
pecially. when one knows how to j
pronounce it and has been aceus- j
turned to pronouncing and hearing 1
I’t pronounced correctly ail through |
life. . . He knew better. . but iridi- i
viduals have different ways of ;
showing off. Some play smart,
some play lazy, some piav rich.
! some play poor, others play dumb
!f you've been around, just lis
ten to the actors conversation or I
i speech and it dosen’t take long to j
judge what role he is faking. One j
former admirer of Senatoi Scott j
said after hearing the speech, “I I
thought he was a big man, but he !
implied today that 1 was wrong." j
The man- that came to town and i
brought a home and a business j
spot-to-bc. on Hill St , , He didn't I
talk trash, but paid with cash, j
| How the Hill" has quieted down j
since the holidays.
That new flashy car that Mis? j
Exie Paulenet Harris sported to [
town this week. . It's a sleek sash- I
The opening game of Melvin :
Bates and Bush Robinson’s Rox
The Easter outfits that the wfvc=
and daughters will want for Has- j
j ter Sunday , the poor man will !
j get the bilis.
Gov. Dodges Congratulates
| Residents Os Person County
ROXBORO The full text of
| Governor Hodges' recent letter of
commendations to Person County j
Residents for causing the county so |
be named winner of the tit!
"County of the Year for 1956" is
! quoted as follows:
j TO THE NEGRO RESIDENTS. OF
; PERSON COUNTY:
Congratulations io each of you
| who had a part in Person County's
| being named winner of the title
i "County of the Year” in the 1956
| North Carolina Rural Progress i
| Campaign for outstanding progress
i by Negip citizens. I know you feel
! a deep sense of achieveament and
j are rightfully proud of what has !
j been accomplished in your county ,
j during the past year.
I understand that the 5500
In prize money has been given
by Dr. Clarence For of Ra
leigh, publisher of the PRO
GRESSIVE FARMER, and the
I ITHINGS.YOU SHOULD KNOWI
Mai Wm? G.
i Wyj *gr
A NATIVE OF BUFFALO/ N.Y,/ ■
SHE WAS LONG PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL > /illfl
ASSOCIATION OF COLORED WOMENfe CUBS- i'
SHE BROUGHT ABOUT WANT* ADVANCES, AND-*
WHE N THERE WAS A MORTGAGE ON FREDERICK $$
DOUGLASS' HOME IN ANACOSTIA 7 DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA, AMOUNTING TO £sooo.oo —i,
i q WAS SHE WHO RAISED THE FUNDS TO P.V '
& 1 SHE BECAME A TRAVELING LECTUftFP
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THEY’D RATHER WALK —ln Johannesburg, South Africa,
work March 18th. The iwo-month-oM strike, patterned after the
as a protest against tare increases. New it has become a significant
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TO STATE FAIR “RKNA W 5 ONE DAY—lots Domino and
Biii Doggett, Rock V Roll irlists, ud! headline the Biggest Show
Os Stars For L;57, appearing at the oat, fair Arena, April 3.
Thirteen top-tlight artists are scheduled to participate in the show,
including Clyde McPhattcr and Lit-an Biker. This will be the
only appearance of th.- : ,ixm in this s-eetton of the state according
to promoter Joseph Winters.
Agricultural Association of V
<V T College at Greensboro. to
be used for any ivortliwhib
purpose of hrnefif t» the *
farm population in the county
My commendation* go So Mi j
G. L Harper, Principal of F< rson
j County High School and Chairman
; of the Person County Rina! Pro
gress Corn ini ice. and to Mr. J 0
Ford, Person County Farm Agent, i
i for their work in directing the!
j program in the county last you'.
I and to Dr. w E. Heed, dean of the
j School of Agriculture of A 5c T
| College and Chairman of tic Slate i
j Rural. Progress Comn.ihv i.u hi
! irvaluable help with the conit •
; which was sponsored by A &, T
1 am told that the facts nri
i taining to the Rural Progress
were presented to contest jud
l ges there in Roxboro lasi !sn
nary by Mr. Ford and Mr. Si t r
' per, along with the Negro homi 1
iCf’nt, home economic tea
chers ;md vocational agricul
tut ! teachers a' l white resi
■ «f Person, representing
the rommt.sMnnors, chamber of
commerce, schools, agricnitur- j
<1 farm organizations,
*otjscrvationists. hanks, credit
tgencles and others testified
in the progress made by the
Xegrors of Person County.
Forming today is a highly com- j
pm Hive enterprise, calling for the!
j best in managerial skill. There is |
much \vc can do in agriculture J
i with proper planning, know-how j
and cooperative effort. Your ac- \
i emplir-hments demonstrate the va- |
j !uc of working together toward a ;
better rural life for your people, I |
! :J)i proud of your accomplishments i
ind hop< that you will be inspired j
I t< (■ ■ n greater endeavors Keep !
up the good work!
1 .other H. Hodges
The basic allotment for peanuts !
in 1957 will be the same a? last, j
year - - 168,813 acres for North j
. - ~~ j
Negro bus hoyeotters lake a short ell I across a fi-id they walk to
successful boycott of segregated buses in M-m'ginnery. Ala., began
social-political movement. (UNITED BURNS PHOTO
, QUESTION: What should I do
i h> prevent blue mold damage to
j my tobacco?
ANSWER: Prevention is the: only
cure. Effective disease control can
be obtained by using fungicides
containing either ferbam, zineb or
maneb. Both spraying and dusting
are effective. Dust may br more
economical for small growers Th
j same material controls both blue
mold and anlhraeoosc, anoi.lv.-r
costly plant bed disease. Em- b- s!
control start treatment when leav
es of plants get the size of a dime
and continue twice a week until
i QUESTION. Hie- can 1 avoid ;
I bloating in mv cattle this spring” •
ANSWER: Bloating occurs when
animals eat too much lush grow th
of spring pastures. Feed some
roughage before putting them out
to pasture, let them graze only a i
short time at first, keep a close j
•watch on their condition, ami If
trouble comes call a veterinarian. !
QUESTION: How can I be as
sured of getting a good past on
ANSWER: The first and most
basic step in a successful pastun ; I
seeding operation is, to prepare a <
good seedbed - - one that Ins tin
proper amounts of lime, fertilizer 1
and stable manure worked into the ij
soil before planting Six points to j'
good pastures are. soil b si. , -i
lime properly, disk thoroughly ‘
smooth the seedbed, seed uni fort
Iy. and cover lightly
Hog slaughter it) North Carolina
last year totaled 5.0H0.800
For Choice Used Cut At Ln ■
Prices and Liberal Terms Se-
Madison Blvd. Roxboro, N. ( .
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McLAURIN FUNERAL HOME
MRS. L. H. McLAURIN. Mgr -Culture For Service"
115 N. East Market Street RKIDSYII.LE. N ( .
Telephones: Residence 111 9-8200 Business id h-C 'S
oh, UtMt muck to ipsuri oJ.
Sharpe Funeral Home
Till amtuinl is generally based 93 family finances, and in keeping with
the life nf tte deceased.
Since ear services are complete, regardless of cost, every lamity is
assured as a comforting and appropriate funeral service,
Sharpe Funeral Home
Home of Person Mutual Burial Association
24 Hour Oxygen Equipped Ambulances
802 South Main Street Telephone MM
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