★ RATION DEADLINES
Meats —Red: Q5-S5 expire Mar 31;
T5-X5 expire Apr. 28; Y5-Z5 and
A2-D2 expire June 2.
FOODS—BIue: X5-Z5 and A2-B2
expire Mar. 31; C2-G2 expire Apr.
28; H2-M2 expire June 2.
New Date Given
For Collection Os |
Tins, Fats, Paper
Scouts Again To Lead. Troobs
Report Work Progress.
I- Tin cans, properly prepared, and
' grease, in correct containers will be
added to scrap paper in the next
regularly scheduled collection, which
It expected to take place here on
the first Sunday in March, starting
at three o’clock in the afternoon
with the active assistance of Boy
Scouts, it was learned here today.
Collection was originally scheduled
for this Sunday, February 25.
i. Tin cans and fats or grease have
not been collected In the Roxboro
area for some time, according to Dr.
Robert E. Long, who will be in
charge of the collecting program, rt
is hoped that numbers of County
citizens will also respond. They may
bring their paper, tins and grease
to the Salvage Depot near Roxboro
Presbyterian church and across the
street from Central Grammar school.
It is definitely urged, however,
that all tins and grease be properly
prepared and that paper be tied in
managable bundles. Bundles will be
taken up from porches of Roxbori
residents by the Scouts, who plan
to use part of the funds they derive
to make a $25 contribution from
the Scouts to the Red Cross.
Negro Boy Scouts, particularly ot
the Shady Hill troop, with the Rev
J. E. Wilkerson, scout master, plan
l to extend their paper salvage drive
■ through the entire month of March.
Both white and Negro divisions of
the Person Scout district had meet
ings this week, on Tuesday and
Wednesday nights. Presiding at the
meeting of the white division was
J. A. Long, Jr., vice chairman, and
among those present were E. Pierce
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> Roxboro Central
PTA Has Talk
On Food Plans
Contribution Made To Polio
Tlic P. T. A. of Roxboro Central
Grammar school held its regular
meeting Tuesday afternoon at the
school. Group singing of “America"
opened the meeting, and Mrs. R. P.
Burns, president, presided.
The program for the afternoon
was in charge of Mrs. Jack Strum,
who introduced Mrs. Bessie Starling
Ware of the Durham Dairy Council.
Mrs. Ware explained the work of
the council and said that at any
time that they could be of assist
ance to any civic club she would
be glad to cooperate. Her main topic
was “Arc You Overstuffed and Un
derfed", and at the conclusion of
her speech a motion picture “More
Life In Living" was shown.
A short business session was held
with reports from the various com
mittees. It was reported that $5 was
contributed to the Polio fund and
that the P. T. A. has purchased a
pictoroll to be used in the school.
The attendance banner was won
by Mrs. Mary Long's room.
Mrs. Shelton Back
From Funeral For
Mother, Mrs. Berry
Mrs. R. H. Shelton, of this city,
has returned from Durham, where '
she has been for several days be
cause of the illness and death of
her mother, Mrs. John H. Berry,
78, of Durham.
Mrs. Berry, well known in Rox
boro, where she frequently visited
her daughter, died Sunday night at
her Durham home after a long ill
ness. Funeral was held Tuesday in j
Durham First Baptist church, of [
which she was a devoted member, i
Interment was in Maplewood cem
Survivors, in addition to Mrs.
Shelton include five other daugh
ters and three sons. Pallbearers j
were sons-in-law, including Mr. !
To Be Here Soon
Pfc. Arthur Davis, Jr., overseas
in the South Pacific for over three
years, has landed in the United States
and will arrive here in a few days
to visit his parents. His brother,
Cpl. Sam Paul Davis, of Pueblo,
Colo., is also expected here in the
next day or two. The brothers
have not seen each other in more
than four years.
J. W. NOELL, EDITOR
OPA Meeting In
Representatives of llie Office of
j Price Administration plan to hold
: a meeting in the Courthouse in
j Roxboro on Wednesday, March
i 7th, at 7:30 P. M. for all slaugh- ,
terers in Person County and all
dealers in live cattle and calves,
according to announcement made
The purpose of the meeting is
to explain and discuss with the
slaughterers the new Maximum
| Price Regulation No. 574 ccntroll
: ing the price of live cattle and
All people interested in the
subject are invited to be present.
For This Sunday
The Board of stewards ancl the
Crusade for Christ Council of Long
; Memorial Church, .met Monday
night and decided to hold the Vic
tory Day service Sunday morning,
the 25th since it was -impossible:
to hold the service last Sunday
because of lack of heat in the
church, according to announce
ment made today by the Rev. W.
C. Martin, pastor.
Church officials appeal to every
church menitn. to be present Sun
day morning with pledge cards and
the first payment or all of pledge:
in cash. The pledges and cash Will
be pjg.cwt p>' the. church altar be
fore a lighted cross. While no
> services were held last Sunday,
115 placed their pledges and cash
on the altar and the officials are
much pleased With total amount.
It is expected that the quota of
| $3,034 will be raised Sunday morn
ing, February . 25th at the 11:00
i It is expected that a new janitor
\ will be secured for the Church,
i Up to yesterday no explanation for
i non-appearance last Sunday lias
been offered by the former janitor
who has not been heard from since
All owners of pressure cookers in
Person County are reminded to
bring their pressure cookers to the
basement of the Post office on Fri
day and Saturday of this week, Feb
ruary 23rd and 24th, if they wish j
j to have them cheeked by an exper
ienced engineer from State College.
! Since this is the. last year that
this service will be available, every
j cooker that does not funtion cor
j rectly should be included in this j
; The clinic is held for the benefit
of all citizens in Person County who
have a pressure cooker that needs
to be checked, either the pet-cock,
safety valve, or guage.
Be sure the cooker is thoroughly j
cleaned before it is brought to the j
basement of the Postoffice where
they will be checked at the time of
_ o i
Rev. Mr. Fortune
Rev. James Fortune, of Durham,
minister to the deaf of the Diocese
of North Carolina and rector of a
Durham church for deaf commun- ;
icants, will be guest speaker to- j
night at eight o'clock at St. Mark’s !
Episcopal church, according to an
nouncement made today by the
Rev. Rufus J. Womble.
The service will be the second in j
a series for the Lenten Season.
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Pfc. J. E. Harris
Pfc. John Edward Harris, son of ,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Harris and hus- | (
band of Mrs. Alma Seamster Harris, :
all of Roxboro, is recovering from J:
an attack of trench foot, according :
to information received here this 1
week from a hospital in France, '
where he has been stationed for '
several months. t
Marine ingenuity took a badlv-damaged belly gasoline tank and
patched it, then placed it atop some Japanese lumber and thus
provided a shower bath on one of the Palau Islands group. The
tanned and bearded Leatherneck enjoying the shower is Sgt. George
C. Kerr of Royal Oak, Mich., member of a Second Marine Air Wing
Juveniles On Tear
Over Weekend Here
The . police department of this
city has founded up three young
bovs, age 11, 11 and 12 who forced
an entrance into the Roxboro Bowl
ing Alley over the Week-end and
took approximately twelve dollars
from the Jap Slot Machine that was
in the building, stated one of the
Entrance was made through the
Fioneer Warehouse and then in the
back door of the bowling alley, A
hack saw was used to get the lock
from the door.
All three are being turned over
to the juvenile authorities.
Also reported as being arrested
was a Louis Covington, white, 55,
who had allegedly stolen five chick
ens from the chicken house of Mac
Sanders in the northern part ot
VFW Post Will
Honor L. T. Huff
Officers of the newly formed
Roxboro and Person County Post
of Veterans of Foreign Wars will
■be installed at Person Court House
on Saturday night, February 24, at
eight o'clock, according to an
nouncement made today by Allyn
S. Norton, of the publicity commit
At the same time the new post,
to be known as the Levvell Thomas
Huff Post. No. 2038. will receive its
charter in the presence of J. Frank
Warren, State commander, and E.
C. Ingram. State adjutant and quar
termaster, who, along with other
1 State VFW officials attend and
In Roxboro Will
Be Off Again
| In order to complete the work
] started on last Sunday, electric ser
j vice in Roxboro will again be dis
j connected for a brief period of time
|on Sunday afternoon February 25,
[according to T. Miller White, Man
ager of the Carolina Power and
Light company here.
The interruption will cover three
fourths of Roxboro and all of the
surrounding areas served from Rox
boro. Service will be disconnected
[from 2 to 3:30 p. m.
[ Mr. White said, “We sincerely
[hope that this interruption will not
[ cause our customers inconvenience.
However the work could not be
done with safety without discon-
I necting service.”
C. T. Fox In U. S.
Charlie Thomas Fox, who was in
ducted into the Army in May, 1944,
and who has seen service on the
Western front in Belgium the past
[eight months, arrived in New York,
'Friday, having been sent home on
■ account of trench feet. He will be
sent to one of the North Carolina
hospitals for rest and recuperation.
His wife, who was before marriage
Miss Allie Fox. and a young son
reside in Roxboro. ~
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY,' FEBRUARY 22, 1945 $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Pacific Island Shower Bath
this city and sold them, Covington ['
was heard in the mayor's court
Tuesday morning and was bound
over under bond of SIOO.OO.
1 Other eases that came within the
i scope of the police department In
■ the last few days were as follows; (
■ A watch was recovered that had 1
been reported stolen from a Miss
■ Yarboro of this city. This watch,
: stated tire police, had been taken [
, by a * fourteen year old white girl
; and this case also comes under the ,
jurisdiction of the juvenile authori
Still another juvenile case was
I that five white boys under the age
, of 16 were apprehended by the po-j
■ lice who had gone in the Dolly,
: Madison Theatre on Saturday night
; and stolen pop corn.
t It is expected that around one
1 hundred citizens will be charter
■ members of the new Post, which
t bears the name of the first offi
- daily reported killed in action son
l of Person to lose his life in World
- War 11. Pfc. Huff, it will be re
called was a son of Mrs. Emma
, Huff, of Hurdle Mills, and lost his!
( life in the North African campaign,:
i December 10. 1942. Pfc. Huff’s
: i memory will receive special honor at,
■! this meeting.
• j At the meeting will be discussed
the ten point National program of-
I sered by the V.F.W applications
will be received and reviewed for
membership at this time. All fam
ilies with relatives in the Armed
Forces and the general public, are!
Mr. Norton, as publicity chairman
said today that the following is
: a statement of aims and ideals of
. the VFW organization as he sees
> “Keep the home fires burning.''
that is known to all of us. Our
. possibilities are maximum in the
I morning hours of life. Labor be- .
stowed at this time counts many !
fold more than in the later hours
jof the day. Hence the importance
jof the religions, moral, and rehabi- ,
J litation of our returning veterans. .
; Reverently speaking, please God, [ ]
may they have their chance for a M
[ successful life when they return .
home. We celebrate men for their !
most signal achievements. Man's (
j success should be measured by his .
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* 0 ,
Starts Business 1
Danville, Va., Feb.—Danville's I
first returned veteran to go into 1
business in Danville is Carl Pointer, t 1
who was recently given a medical
discharge from the army where he
served as a transport flier in ferry [ (
command. He participated in the i (
coverage for the grand assault on f
the beaches of Normandy. The re- c
tired lieutenant is a native of Se- b
mora. He married Miss Evelyn [ 8
Arnett. 1 I
HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT
Tribute Paid To
Who Ends Job
National Publication Carries
Article On Roxboro Man.
Several months ago, at the time
of his retirement, the Courier-Times
carried a story concerning D E.
Featherston, rural mail carrier here
for many years. Current issue of
the National Rural Letter Carrier,
professional journal for rural car
riers. contains an article on Mr.
Featherston. prepared and sent in
by N. Hassell Fox, of this City, Car
irier No. 3 in the local system.
[ Mr. Fox's article, based chiefly on
: information gathered by the Couri
er-Times, reads as follows:
i North Carolina Rural Letter Car
Roxboro, N. C. —Oldest rural car
rier, Daniel Edwin Featherston, age
64, retired Nov. 1, 1944, after 39
j years’ service. He began in 1905 at
Leasburg, N. C„ on a 16.6 mile route,
' transferred to Roxboro, N. C., route
1, in 1918, which was then 24 miles.
When he retired this same route
was 59.43 miles. The miles grew
with the volume of mail.
Mr. Featherston served under two
postmasters at Leasburg and seven
at the Roxboro office. He is ail ac
tive member of the Rural Letter
Carriers' Association, serving sev
eral terms as president. He is also
a member of the Junior Order and
Edgar Long Methodist Church. He
remembers many changes from the
' horse and buggy days and light
mail to the present long route and
heavy mail, especially at Christmas
time. In the old days lie says he
could carry his mail in his mail bag,
later years he could hardly carry it
J in his car. Good roads have helped
a lot. but the increase in both mail
, and miles, makes every carrier earn
his salary, which has never been
too much, according to Mr. Feath-
I erston. ,
The post office personnel present
ed Mr. Featherston with an easy
j chair t*n the date of his retirement,
! the presentation being made by the
present postmaster, L. M. Carlton.
The Rural Letter earners’ Associa
tion honored Mr. Featherston on
. ; Nov. 22 by giving him a banquet at
| Hotel Roxboro, Covers were laid for
j3O in the dining room, which was
, * beautifully decorated. After a four
[' course dinner, N. Hassell Fox. Rox
boro Carrier No. 3, welcomed a
number of guests, after which T. H.
Clay, president of the carriers' asso
ciation, made a brief talk and call
ed on P. M. L. M. Carlton to intro
duce the speaker of the evening,
former postmaster, Senator J. W.
Noell, who paid high tribute to Mr.
Featherston (or “Dan," as he called
him) for punctuality, honesty and
everything that makes a Christian
gentleman. Mr. Featherston respond
, ed in his usual calm way by express
. ing his appreciation.
, This writer, a former secretary of
. the carriers' association here, wish
i es to add that after .24 years side
i by side, and at one time partners in
• business together, that no better
i friend could be asked for and we
> j all wish for him many, many years
. of health and activity.
Scout Court Os
. Honor For Friday
Regular February meeting of the
■ Boy Scout Court of Honor for the
I Person District is expected to be
■ held Friday night at 7:30 o’clock
i at Person Court House, according to ,
i Gus Deering, chairman, who urges
i a full attendance since it will be
last meeting of the Court of Honor
i prior to the Father and Son Scout j
banquet to be held on Friday night.
• March 9. at Hotel Roxboro.
Two Hurdle Mills ambulance driv
ers have twins named for them. The
I twins are the son and daughter of |
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Rimmer, of
Hurdle Mills, born recently in an
ambulance enroute to Duke hospital.
The vehicle was about half-way
there when the twins were born.
Driver was C. C. White.
Other honored gentleman is Mr.
White’s partner. George D. Brooks.
The twins, of B and W fame, are
now growing nicely—at home.
Clyde Oliver, Jr.,
i Private First Class Walter Clyde j
Oliver, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs W.|
,C. Oliver, of Longhurst, has been
promoted to sergeant. He is a ma
chine gunner with the 349th “Kraut
killer" Infantry Regiment of the
88th “Blue Devil” Division with the j
Fifth'Army in Italy.
FIRST PLUG FOR RED CROSS
COMES FROM HURT VETERAN
Sends Letter Read At Kiwani*
Club Program. Mi-Broom
Pic. James Allen, of Roxboro and
Person County, wounded at Anzio.
where he lost a leg, and now a pa
tient at Lawson General Hospital.
Atlanta, where lie is receiving
treatment and is learning lo walk
again with a new leg—s|x>ke Mon
day night to Roxboro Kiwanians—
not in person, but by means of a
letter, about a subject (hat is very
close to his heart—The American
"I just hadn't seen it (the Red;
Cross i but I did though from the
time I left the States until now. A
lot of the boys here in the States
may think that the Red Cross 1
i doesn't do so very much, .just as:
•it was with me but they do—
They were on the boat with us
and not far behind when we were
up front,’’ is the way Pfc. Allen
thinks about the Red Cross organ
ization now, according to his letter
to Dr. Robert E. Long, president
of the local chapter, tor whom it
was rend at the Kiwanis session at
Hotel Roxboro by Ed Cunning
ham. program chairman.
The Red Cross drive in Person
will officially begin on Sunday.
March 4. according to O B. Mc-
Broom. general finance chairman
tor the campaign, which lias a
1945 quota here of $8,900. General
drive here will begin on Monday
after the first Sunday in March
and is expected to be completed in
a few days.
Mr. Mcßroom lias today announc
ed organization set-up for the
coming drive: special gifts, George
W. Kane: business district, W. Wal
lace Woods; residential, Mrs. J. A.
Long; schools, and school districts
in rural areas, R. B. Griffin; Ne
gro division, Roxboro. T. C. Till*
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B. B. Bullock, Jr.
Has Full Career
In Navy Service
Beverly B. Bullock. Jr.. Pharma
, cist Mate First Class, , son of Mr.
and Mrs. B. B. Bullock, returned
Saturday night to New York to re
join his ship, having spent a thirty
day leave here, his first in a year.
He spent ten months on the Eng
lish Channel taking part on D Day,
He is now serving on a L. S. T. Be
fore joining the L. S. T. forces, he
was on convoy duty for seventeen
months visiting Greenland. Iceland.
Scotland, Ireland, England. South
America, Sicily, Africa: stood off
coast during the invasion at Casa
blaijca. and spent six weeks in Ber
Pharmacist Mate Bullock vol
unteered September 12, 1941. two
months before the attack of Pearl
Harbor. He received his boot train
; ing and corp school at Norfolk, Va.
and served five months in the dis
pensary before being assigned to
j convoy duty. He has had training
at two corp schools since being as
signed to sea duty, one of which
was in the European theatre.
While on leave Pharmacist Mate
' Bullock married Miss Sarah Willson,
. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Willson, of South Main street. Mis.
Bullock, here for the week-end, has
returned to E. C. T, C to resume
: her studies. She is a senior thtjre
i and will graduate in August,
R. D. Tillman, about 75. of Ala
mance County, near Burlington, a
native of Person County and an
i uncle of Travnham T. Mitchell, ot
Roxboro, died yesterday afternoon
|at the Tillman home after a longl
i illness. Mr. Tillman left Person
County about forty years ago, but
in addition to Mr. Mitchell, there
j are a number of other relatives here.
Funeral will be held Friday after- j
noon at Long's Chapel Christian
Church, Alamance county. Survivors
include a number of sons and
Mt. Tirzah Will
Mt. Tirzah Charge's second quart
erly conference will be held at Mt.!
| Tirzah, Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Dr. H. C. Smith, District
Superintendent of the Durham Dis
trict will be in charge.
Regular fourth Sunday morning
service at II o'clock at Helena will
lie held, according to the Rev. Floyd
Making It Hot For The Luftwaffe
m x Jhk
On Tlie Western front where heavy snowfalls and extreme
cold have severely hampered Allied air activity, RAF aircraft arc
given a special warming-up treatment before taking off in search
of the enemy. Members of an RAF ground crew servicing a Typhoon
fighter-bomber at an airfield just behind Ihe front lines attack
collapsible tubes which convey hot air from a pre-heating van to
the plane's radiator.
Thrice In Family
j Person Teacher's Daughter
Dies. Two Dunnegan
j Sons Missing.
Tragedy has for the third time in
less than six months been suffered
in: the family of Mrs. Blanche R.
Duniiegan, of Roxboro and Golds
boro. teacher of music in three Per
son County schools, it was learned
here yesterday after receipt of in
formation concerning the death
Tuesday night of Mrs. Mildred Dun
uegaii Woodard, daughter of Mrs.
Mrs. Woodard, .22, wife of Fred
erick Archer Woodard, of Selma,
came to Raleigh about a month ago
to be with her mother after they
had received information that a son
aiid brother. Cpl. Harry Dunnegan,
was reported as missing ill action
in Europe on January 19. Still an
other son of Mrs. Dunnegan, Capt.
Charles Dunnegan. was reported
missing in the Pacific area last
Mrs. Woodard's illness and death
was attributed to shock and worry
connected with the receipt of the
news that a second brother (Cpl
Dunnegan) is missing. Her husband
himself recently received a medical
] discharge from the Army. Her moth)
jer, Mrs. Dunnegan. for the past two
| years connected with the Person
Public schools as teacher of music
.at Helena. Bethel Hill and Hurdle
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i Marking the end of the 1945 Polio
1 Fund campaign, which lias reached
$3,409.04, considerably over the quota
[ of $2,161, the Rev. Rufus J. Womble
who has been successful chairman
for the past two years, today issued j
a special statement of appreciation.
] for cooperation, not only from in- .
i dividual citizens but from vari
jous groups, organizations, schools,!
churches and the like,
Specifically mentioned are Miss !
Dorothy Taylor, chairman the Wo- j
man's Division: Kirby brothers and ■
Miss Mabel Massey and Hi-Y and
Cub Scouts for the theatre division:
Miss Opal Brown and Girl Scouts
for tag day: J. S. Merritt for Sugar
Bowl benefit; schools, teachers and
| pupils; Miss Bessie Daniels, Miss
Evelyn Caldwell and C. C. Jackson,
.for rural assistance: Tom Shaw,
publicity, and all coin collectors and
special solicitor agents, including
those at Ca-Vel and Longhurst.
Amounts by divisions are: Schools.
$1 300; theatres, $739.05; letters,
$628; Collins and Aikman employees,
$229.07; East Roxboro employees, j
$37.20; Longhurst employees, $72.65; j
tag day. $136.16; coin banks, (109.92; 1
churches and various organizations.j
$117.40 and Sugar Bowl pictures, j
0 Fatal Highway
IN PERSON COUNTY IN 1945
HELP KEEP IT THAT WAY
E. D. Cheeks ,
Have Heen Subscribers To
This Taper C ontinuously
Since 1891, 54 Years.
The Roxboro Courier was estab
lished in 1881 and in 1884 John A.
Noell took it over and was in charge
until 1890. when a younger brother,
J. W. Noell, was admitted as a
partner. It continued under the
firm name of Noell Brothers until
: tlie death of the senior member,
: when his interest was bought by the
[junior member, and ran under that
management until 1943. when the
! paper was consolidated with the Per
son County Times, under the name
of tlie Courier-Times.
The above thoughts were brought
to mind by an interview with Mrs.
E. D. Cheek. Mr. and Mrs. Cheek
moved here from Hillsboro in Sep
tember. 1891. and one of the first
things they did was to subscribe to
The Courier, and from that good
start they have continued to sub
scribe from year to year until the
present time, being continuously
subscribers for 54 years. There are
, quite a number of names on our
subscription list for more than forty
years, but we are not sure there Is
a single family which have been
subscribers lor more than fifty
j years. Mrs. Cheek was kind enough
Mo say some nice things about our
' paper, which, of course was much
appreciated, and we sincerely hope
she will continue to enjoy the paper
lor many more years. Mr. Cheek,
who was one of the town's progress
live and well deserving citizens, pass
ed away several years since,
Dr. Rankin Is
Dr. M. T. Rankin, for many
! months an internee in a Japanese
prison camp and twenty-three
■ years a missionary to the Orient,
will be the Baptist Hour speaker
Sunday morninf, February 25th,
and will be heard over an inde
pendent network of thirty-six sta
tions, reaching from the Nation’s
j Capitol to the states of the far
southwest, as announced by S. F. •
■ Lowe. Director of the Radio Com
London, Feb.—-British leave troops
in London can see a preview of
their "demob" civilian suits at the
i first supply depot to be set up
which opened here today.
It is planned to provide a soldier
[ with a suit, collar and tie, hat,
i socks, shoes, and a raincoat at
;just over 30.