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MEATS—Red: Q5-S5, Mar 31; T -
X 6, Apr. 38; YB-Z 5 & A2-D3, June
3; E3-J2, June 30.
FOODS—BIue: X5-Z5 & A2-82,
Mar. 31; 02-02, Apr. 28; H2-M2,
June 2; N2-S2, June 30.
VOL. LXIV.
Additional Sum To
Be Required For
Helena Cannery
Commissioners Gran#Approv
al And Work To Start Soon.
Person’s County Commissioners at
this month's regular session held
Monday, have approved an addition
al appropriation of $2,000 to meet
expenses of a proposed cannery
at Helena, construction of which is
expected to begin, between now and
the first of April at a total cost of
$5,000, according to reports received
today from R. B. Griffin, Person
Superintendent of Education, who
was among school officials appear
ing before the Commissioners to re
quest an increase in the building
fund.
The building, according to Mr.
Griffin, will be of the State approv
ed type, of cinder block construc
tion and will be thirty by sixty-two
feet in size, including a porch and
storage room, with a boiler-room
as an addition. WPB approval for
the construction of the cannery is
assured.
Granting of additional funds for
constructing the cannery comes by
a previous agreement with the Com
missioners that Mr. Griffin and oth
er committee members discuss and
agree upon one of three types of
building. Selection made was of
the second or middle type as far
as cxpiense is concerned.
The building will be at Helena
school and will be under supervision
of school officials and residents of
that community, but will be for use
of any and all citizens of Person
County, according to Mr. Griffiu,
who points out that the building
may be ready for the Spring
canning season. Both vegetables and
fruits and meats are Included in the
canning' program.
Only other business listed by the
Commissioners was the admission
of two citizens to the Person Coun
ty Home: Elijah Springfield, an
agocUNcg4», <KtKfcg-*A >ii Mmiii' Mlts.i
the requests for their admission be
ing made by Mose Paylor, for
Springfield, and by Clem Bowes, for
Mrs. Ellis.
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W. E. Snipes, 62,
Dies At Sister’s
Home, Bushy Fork
Final rites for William Edward
Snipes, 62, of Bushy Fork, who died
Monday morning at the home of a
sister, Mrs. Ada Blalock, with whom
he lived, were conducted Tuesday
afternoon at three o’clock at the
Blalock residence by Elders L. P.
Martin, of Roxboro, and T. Floyd
Adams, of Willow Springs, with in
terment in the Snipes family cem
etery, Bushy Fork, near Leasburg
road.
Mr. Snipes, ill for several months,
died after suffering a stroke of par
alysis. He was a son of the late J.
M. and Rozilla Snipes and for many
years was a farmer.
In addition to Mrs. Blalock, other
survivors are, another sister, Mrs.
Lenora Vaughan, of Bullock, a half
sister, Mrs. C. B. Smith, of Dan
ville. Va., and a brother, T. M.
Snipes, of Hurdle Mills.
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A. R. Davis, Jr.,
Visiting Parents
Pfc. A. R. Davis, Jr„ for many
months overseas in the South Pa
cific, is visiting his parents at their
home here. Not at all interested
in publicity, he avoids reporters
like the plague, but he could tell
quite a story—if he would. Also
here is Pfc. Daivs’ brother, Sam
Paul Davis, of the Army, Pueblo,
Colo.
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Wade Funeral
Held Tuesday
Funeral for Mrs. Otto Wade, 53,
of the Antioch church community,
whose death occurred Monday
morning at 9:45 o'clock at her res
idence, was held Tuesday afternoon
at three o'clock in graveside rites in
the Wade family cemetery, with
Elder N. D. Teasley. officiating.
Survivors Include her husband and
a half-brother and a half-sister.
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W. Radford Gentry
Fuller Brush Man
W. Radford Gentry, of this City,
formerjy manager for G. B. Short
and Company, has resigned his posi
tion with that company to accept
the Fuller Brush agency here, ac
cording to announcement made to
day. He will have the Person and
Roxboro territory tde the Fuller
Brush line. Prior to this time rep
resentatives from Greensboro have
been serving here.
J. W. NOELL, EDITOR ✓
Harold Oakley,
Os Semora, Is
Listed Prisoner
C. C. Oakleys Also Have News
Concerning Another
Soldier Son.
Staff Sergeant Harold G. Oakley,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Oak
ley, of Semora, Route 1, previously
reported as missing in action as of
December 21, 1944, is a prisoner of
war, according to an official tele
gram received Tuesday by his par
ents.
Sgt. Oakley, who went overseas
in October, has a brother, Cpl.
Charles B. Oakley, a cook at an
eighth Air Force Bomber Station
in England, concerning whom the
following despatch was published
! in a recent issue of the Times-Near
in Burlington, home city of Mrs.
Charles B. Oakley, wife of the
i Corporal:
r
MEETS EMERGENCY
An Eighth Air Force Bomber
I Station, England—When over 70
aircraft with nearly 700 crew mem-.
(bers, as well as more than 100
ground crew maintenance men,
were diverted to the Eighth Air
j Force B-17 Flying Fortress base
; recently because of bad weather
preventing the planes from reach
! ing their home fields, the messing
•[ problem was handled capab'y by
| the cooks here who served eight
(meals in 24 hours.
Cooks, such as Cpl. Charles B
Oakley. 28, worked many hours ov
ertime to prepare some 4,845 pounds
of turkey with all the trimmings
jW’&X'-.WV* sfi .PlUte Mi
rival of the bomber crews but
quickly took up the challenge anti
• fed all the guests as well as the
thousands of men who normally
eat here.
Corporal Oakley is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles C. Oakley of
Route No. 1, Semora, N. C. His
; wife, Mrs. Virginia Oakley, livss
at 1005 Church street, Burlington,
N. C. Formerly employed by the
1 Burlington Mills Corporation, he
\ joined the Army Air Forces in Feb
ruary, 1942. f
Corporal Oakley is a member of
j the 94th Bomb Group which was
| cited by the president for the his
j toric bombing of the Muhlarabau
Aircraft Assembly plant at Brur.s
--i wick Germany. This group also
participated in the Third Air Di
vision England to Africa -shuttle
bombing of Messersehmitt Aircraft
assembly plants at Regensburg.
Germany, in August, 1943, for which
a Presidential Citation was awarded
to the entire division.
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Sgt. O’Briant At
Fort Riley, Kansas
Sgt. William O’Briant, who has
been stationed at Camp Butner for
the past three weeks, left Monday
for Fort Riley, Kansas here he will
be stationed. He recently spent a
| twenty-one day furlough here with
1 his mother, Mrs. W. J. O’Briant,
after being in action overseas for
S thirty four months.
He served in New Caledonia,
Guadalcanal, Australia, India, Bur
ma and China. Sgt. O'Briant has
two brothers in service, Cpl. John
son Thomas O’Briant, who has been
in England for the past twenty
months with the Eighth Air Force
and Reuben A. O’Briant, S 1-C, who
is now somewhere in the Pacific,
| and a brother-in-law, Cpl. Astor
! Blair, stationed in the Philippines.
Charles Clay, Os
Navy, Now Here
Charles Clay, Fireman Second
Class, United States Navy, who has
seen overseas service in Italy and
France and participated in the
Southern invasion of France, is
spending his leave here with his
mother, Mrs. Omega Clay. Staff
I Sergeant Bill Clay, another son of
Mrs. Clay, who is with the Air
Corps ground crew in which he is a
chief, is now in Belgium, while a
son-in-law, Sgt. John Thomas, ar
rived recently in France.
To Preach Sunday
The Rev. Raymond Spring, of
Union Theological Seminary, Rich
mond, Va. will preach at Roxboro
Presbyterian church at eleven o'clock
Sunday morning, March 11th, ac
cording to announcement mtfde to
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®h e Couuetbldtnes
Directors Os
Building & Loan
Elect Officers
The newly elected board of di
rectors of the Roxboro Building
& Loan Association held its first
meeting last night and elected of
ficers for the year as Allows:
J. W. Noell, president; Dr. A. F.
Nichols, vice-president; J. C. Walk
er, secretary and treasurer; R. P.
Burns, attorney, substitute for Fitz
Davis, who is on leave while in
the Army.
In having such a capable and ef
ficient man to take the place of
the late lamented secretary, J. S.
Walker, the board expressed unan
! imous pleasure in naming J. C.
I i Bill as his friends call him) Walk
j er. He has been assistant secretary
! and treasurer for several years and
is thoroughly familiar with the du
! ties, and the public has confidence
jin his ability to cany on along
the same liens as did his prede
cessor.
At a recent meeting the board
ordered all sales for the present
stock in the new series stopped.
I This order was canceled, and the
j secretary was ordered to accept ap
plications for this stock in lots not
j exceeding twenty-five shares to
! any one applicant. This was
deemed wise as there are quite a
number who have applied for stock
l in this series looking to the build
|u|gj of home when material is
available.
Sgt. Bill Mack
Pays City And Its
USO Fine Tribute
Straight from Germany, where he
:is new seeing plenty of action, but
has a little time to think of what
1 R’oX»or6*aifcUits 'OSO Service Cent
er has meant to him comes a letter
from Staff Sergeant Bill Mack, of
Oregon, with the 30th Infantry, who
used to come to Roxboro from Camp
i Butner and whose closing lines con- 1
itain appreciation for a Christmas
(gift and an admonition to “take ;
I care of one swell person".
Recipient of Bill’s letter, which
goes straight to the heart of things
and characterizes Roxboro as “one
of the greatest little cities of our U.
S:. is Dr. Robert E. Long, chairman
of the Board of Directors of the
USO Service Center here, who
thinks that Bill’s letter deserves a
wider audience and is giving it to
j the Courier-Times for publication.
What Sgt. Mack does not know, j
of course, is that crowds at the
USO are smaller now than they
were when he was here. The obvious
reason is that fewer men are at
Camp Butner and fewer, therefore
■ are coming over, although it is ex
pected that the number at the
Camp and coming here will be in
| creased within a few months.
Until that time arrives the Rox
boro USO is operating its military
I schedule on shorter time, but there [
has been no curtailment of civilian
activities for young people, a full
schedule of which, is being carried,
out each week.
Under the shortened military pro
gram here the Center in Roxboro
will be open Saturday night from j
! six until eight o'clock, with Miss j
| Hilda Shoemaker as Senior hostess,
while on Sunday, beginning at
[ twelve noon, Mrs. John Wilson
! Brewer will be on duty until two in [
: the afternoon and will be followed
by Mrs. Rufus Harris, from two un
til four, and Miss Lucille Oliver,
from four until six. If conditions
warrant, an • informal open house I
Poem y ‘Heard ’Round World 7 Now Newspaper Classic
! « seems inat noDoay positively
knows who was the author of a
I poem, “Conversion," which has i
gained fame around the world In
i the past few years, but according
to one source of Information, more
than four million copies have been
printed and distributed— not alone
the many, many times that news
papers, both daily and weekly,
radio stations, large and small have
seen fit to pass the poem along
to Its readers and listeners.
It originally came into the hands
of this writer back in 1943 and the
information that came along witji
it ran something like this: It was
found on the body of an Ameri
can soldier on a battlefield in Italy
shortly after our landings in that
beligerent country. The soldier had
died in a pre-dawn offensive. It
is not known bow or who brought
the copy back to the States, but
this writer clipped it from the Fort
Belvoir Castle, official newspaper
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
AAA Phosphates -
Arrangements have been made
for delivery of AAA phosphate,
according to Rull Gentry, office
manager, who said today that the
Person AAA is ready to accept
orders. Farmers who have not
turned in their tobacco market
ing cards are urged to do so at
once, says Mr. Gentry.
T. W. Jackson
Receives Award
Said To Have Aided Comrade
Under Shell Fire.
Pvt. Thomas W. Jackson, 22, of
Longhurst, and in the South Pa
cific area, has been awarded the
Bronze Star for heroic action in
New Guinea, according to reports
received here today by his father,
John A. Jackson, also of Longhurst.
Pvt. Jackson, whose mother died
about four years ago, went to Long
hurst school and is an alumnus of
Roxboro high school, i With the
31st Division, he is said to have
aided a fallen comrade last Sum
mer under heavy fire in New
Guinea, while bullets ripped through
his clothing. The citation says that
Pvt. Jackson's heroic action was a
real inspiration.”
Formerly with Longhurst Mills,
Pvt. Jackson has been overseas
slightly more than one year. The
Bronze Star was awarded recently.
He was at Morotai in September
and has recently written his father
that he is well,
will be maintained on Sunday ;
night.
But for contrast, there is that
Ia , i
letter of Sgt. Bill Mack, who does •
not forget what Roxboro folks, at
the Center, and elsewhere, did for
him while he was here. Getting ser
iious, more serious than usual, in his
German job, he says lie voices ap
preciation to Roxboro people, not
only for himself, but for those who,
if they had not already paid the
supreme sacrifice, would be writing,
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Friday Big Night
For Scouts Here
Tomorrow night, Friday, at seven
o’clock at Hotel Roxboro is the big
night of the year for Person and
Roxboro Boy Scouts and their fath- 1
ers. who will stage their annual
"Father and Son" night and ban
quet, with a program reviewing
i Scout activities for the year and
with the Rev. J. Boyce Brooks, of
’ Roxboro First Baptist church, as
,speaker.
Chairman of the committee on
arrangements is C. A. Harris, twice
past president of the District and
for the past seven years in charge
|of the general banquet program,
who promises a good time for all ;
I and especially urges all Scouts and
! fathers to attend. Tickets have al
ready been distributed through
Troops and Cub Packs by Mr. Har
j ris and his assistants, but any
: Scouts not yet having tickets are \
urged to secure them at once and
to be sure to make arrangements to
have their fathers or their "for-the
night" foster fathers with them.
Toastmaster will be J. S. Merritt, i
ot that training center. It was
! published in both a daily paper in
i Greenville and Washington, N. c.,
and was also broadcast with appro
priate music by radio stations in
those cities. It was widely ac-!
claimed by readers and listeners
and the demand for copies were
tremendous.
In many instances since that
time it has been read and even
i heard over the airlanes and each
; time there has been a different
writer of the immortal poem, so
: now it is a problem to decide who
really wrote the poem..
To give another side to who is
the author and what is taken as
th« correct answer to all the many
questions concerning the master
piece we quote the story from the
Publishers Auxiliary, a newspaper's
newspaper, published w-e ek 1 y
throughout America that has this
to say:
“The poem “Conversion” was
HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT
‘ THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1945 $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Carter Daniel
Rites Conducted
At Brookland
Prominent Person Farmer
Dies In Walts Hospital,
Durham.
Held yesterday at Brookland
Methodist church, of which he was
V member, were funeral services for
Carter G. Daniel. 67, prominent
! farmer of that community, whose
j death occurred Monday night at
j 8:45 o’clock at Watts hospital. Dur
; ham. following an operation per
j formed last month,
j Rites were at four o'clock and
j were in charge of his pastor, the
Rev. E. C. Maness, assisted by the
i Rev. S. F. Nicks, of Hillsboro. Inter
| ment was in Burchwood Cemetery
j annex. Mr. Daniel, a native of Per
i son county, was ill one month, en
{tering Watts hospital on February 2.
| His wife, Mrs. Maria Garrett Dan
iel, died in 1940.
Surviving are a daughter. Miss
Nacmi B. Daniel, of Dunn, five sons,
Andy Daniel, of Raleigh, and Dew
ey C„ Talmadge, McKendry and
Charlie C. Daniel, all of Brookland
and Roxboro.
Active pallbearers were: Robert.
Randall and Raymond Daniel, John
Cates, Frank Oakley, Jimmy Gar
rett and Ruffin Lee.
Capt. Clark Now
At Camp Butner
Capt, George W. Clarke, Jr., of
South Boston, Va.. formerly of Rox
boro. who was here Tuesday for a
b"riel visit, is now at Camp Butner.
Wounded twice in service overseas,
he was in the invasion in France.
His father, formerly operator of
a service station in Roxboro. moved
to South Boston about five years
ago. shortly before his son entered
the Army. Capt. Clark went in as
a Private. He now has two Purple
Heart awards and numerous other
| decorations.
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Charlie T. Fox
At Carson, Colorado
Pvt. Charlie T. Pox, of Roxboro.
returned from overseas duty in the
European theatre because of suf
fering from trench foot, is now at
Camp Carson General Hospital.
) Colorado, He is walking now for
j the first time, according to reports
received here.
of this City, first vice-president of
Cherokee council, while introduc
tion of the speaker will be by J. W.
Greene, present president of Person
district.
Scouting program of the evening
will be carried out by Scouts and
Cubs of various Troops and Packs
here under direction of Dr. Robert
E. Long, Scoutmaster of Troop 49.
It is also expected that announce
ment of District awards will be
made. Among out of town guests to
be here is E. Pierce Bruce, of Reids
ville, Cherokee Council executive.
Final feature of this week-end
devoted to promotion of Scout work
tiere, will be the annual Boy Scout
sermon to be delivered Sunday
night at 7:30 o’clock by the Rev.
W. C. Martin at Edgar Long Mem
orial Methodist church. White troops
and packs in the Person district in
clude Troops 49, 34, 63 and 24 and
53, tfhile there are two cub packs.
No. I and No. 11. Also active is an
Air Scout patrol, recently organiz
ed under J. W. Bolick.
: written in the early hours of June
i! 3, 1943. Miss Angermayer lives with
, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
Virtue. It was a warm night and
she was unable to fall asleep. A
prayer eased her troubled thoughts
: of her brother, Cpl. Glenn Virtue,
almost four years in service, mostly
in the Southwest Pacific. Then she
thought of other servicemen far
; from home. She wondered what a
soldier might do in time of danger
if he could not pray.
She arose, folded a bath towel un
der her portable typewriter to dull
the taps of the poem that was to
travel far. She called it “A Sol
dier’s Conversion" and it was writ
ten in about 20 minutes. She pulled
it from her typewriter and made a
few minor changes with a pencil.
She retyped it, changing the title
to “A Conversion.” Less than an
hour from the time she began, with
two or three more penciled changes
she typed the third and final copy,
Slightly More Than Third
Os Red Cross Fund Raised
Mrs. Allen Resigns
Hospital Job, With
Norton New Head
I Pressure Os Work Forces Mrs.
I Allen's Resignation. Board
Picks Successor.
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1 Sometime since when the Com
: munity Hospital underwent a change
iin directors selected by the physi
i dans of the City a general overhaul
| ing took place. At this time Mrs.
| Sarah Grant Allen, who has had
(much experience and Was most high
ly recommended, was named as
I superintendent and supervisor of
I nurses, During the months in which
.she has been in charge many im
provements have been made, the
I building having had a thorough ov
; erhauling and other notable changes
made. Owing to the fact that it has
| been impossible to secure the nec
essary number of nurses to meet the
! demand, the job has required that
! Mrs. Allen give long daily service,
often running from 18 to 20 hours
a day. This has proven too much
for her and she has felt that she
could not continue, and has tend
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Methodists To
Have Leaders
From Durham
Union Os Youth Fellowship
To Meet At Six O'clock
Monday.
The Person County Union of the
Methodist Youth Fellowship will
meet Monday evening at 6 o'clock
:at Edgar Long Memorial Methodist
church. Mr. and Mrs. Lafon Verenn.
of Durham, Associate Directors of
Youth Fellowship work will be
: guests and have complete charge of
the program. They will lead two
very interesting and instructive
courses on “Recreation” and "What
It Means To Be A Christian".
Beginning at 6 o’clock ,a study
course will be held and at 7 o'clock
a picnic supper will be served fol
j lowed by a period c*f recreation. At
8 o’clock the study course will be
I continued for another hour. The
meeting promises to be one of the
most helpful planned by the Union
and it is hoped that every local
Methodist Youth Fellowship group
will take advantage of this oppor
; tunity.
Please note the change of time,
6 o’clock.
!
St. Mark’s Services
To Be Conducted
i
R. P. Michaels, senior warden of;
St, Mark’s Episcopal church, will
convict Morning Prayer services 1
Sunday morning at the church, ac
cording to announcement made to
day. The Rev. Rufus J. Wombl<\.
1 former rector, left this week for'
Richmond, Va,, to assume the pas
torate of Epiphany church, Barton
Heights, in that city.
The Rev. and Mr. Womble and
i their daughter, now have residence
at 108 West Lancaster Road, Rich- J
mond, 22, Va.
which now bore the simple, one
word title, “Conversion."
It appeared July 18, 1943. in Our
Sunday Visitor, a Catholic publica
tion edited in Huntington, Ind."
The poem, "Conversion" now ac
claimed throughout the world, has
already been read by many citizens
of Roxboro and Person County, but ,
is being published today in the ■
Courier-Times so that others may ■
read it and perhaps clip it for their .
scrapbook.
The poem follows with the name (
of the author and the date of the .
composition according to the Pub- (
Ushers Auxiliary, but the question |
remains, who wrote it?
CONVERSION
(Written by Miss Frances Anger
mayer in Kansas City, Mo., June
3, 1943) ]
Lord God, I have never spoken 1
to Yon— i
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■ -■Mis' ‘fe ‘i X Wk
-f*4rsfcfc!‘ v . ' ' if y Caz
Roxboro Man
Shares French
Award Honors
Cpl. Willie Reaves In Active
Unit With Sixth Army.
Cpl. Willie Reaves, of Roxboro,
I with the Sixth Army in France and
I a brother of George Reaves, of
Person County, shares with his
First Field Artillery Observation
Battalion the honor of receiving the
Croix de Guerre, French decoration
according to Information received
here today.
I Activities of the Battalion are
i described as follows in a dispatch
; sent to his brother by Cpl. Reaves:
i Atillery barrage preparations
, that opened the French First Ar
-1 too.
These then, are the words of Sgt.
Bill:
j "This is a far cry from Roxboro
' and the many pleasant people I
met in your city, thru your Service
| Center. I did appreciate all this
friendliness at the time I was there,
i but now I realize all you folks were
j doing for us. I’ve had a lot of time
to think under all conditions, con
• dition* that words cooid- not de
scribe, hell on earth is the nearest
, way I can name it. I am writing this
| letter of appreciation not only for
myself but for a lot of boys that
: have paid the supreme sacrifice,
■ boys that no doubt would have writ
■ ten had they had the chance I have.
‘ and believe me Dr. Long. I’ am
j grateful and thankful to be able to
■ write.
T’ve been in every country on this
i western front, but I can't say I’ve
j enjoyed any of it. It’s interesting
j and much of it is very beautiful
j country, but death is always in the
| air and that alone takes the beauty
lof it. We all are thankful this did
j not happen in our country.
I "Believe me, Dr. Long, when I
say any man that goes through this
war and comes out of it and doesn't
j believe in God or religion, well, all
j I can say is there is something
| wrong with this man.
| "I hope to be able to see you all
| again some day. Dr. Long. Please
i accept my sincere thanks and ap
preciation to all the people of Rox
| boro for their kindness they have
j shown us back in one of the great
| est little cities of our U. S."
I
Farm Loan Group
To Meet Soon
; The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Piedmont National
(Farm Association will be held in
Greensboro at 357 N. Elm St., Sat
| urday, March 10th at 11 a. m„ ac
cording to D. E. Scarborough, Sec
retary-Treasurer.
The Association is a non-profit
cooperative organization making
and servicing long term farm loans
! through the Federal Land Bank of
| Columbia in the counties of Guil
j ford, Randolph, Alamance, Orange,
| Durham, Person, Caswell, and Rock
| ingham. Jaseph H. Warren of Pros
pect Hill is psesident and L. L. Gar
rison of Mebane is vice president.
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Sgt. Gravitte At
Home From Front
Sgt. William M. Gravitte, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gravitte, is here
on furlough after more than two
years in service. A veteran of the
European theatre, he was twice
wounded and wears the Purple
Heart badge with a symbol for sec
ond award. He also has the lnfan-1
tryman’s Badge. From Roxboro Sgt.
Gravitte will go to Fort Sam Hous
ton, Texas.
To Viut Husband
——
Mrs. John Clay Lunsford will
leave Friday for Philadelphia, Pa.,
to spend a few days with her hus
band, F 9*Q John C. Lunsford, who
is stationed there.
0 Fatal Highway
Accidents
IN PERSON COUNTY IN 1945
HELP KEEP IT THAT WAY
DRIVE CAREFULLY!
NUMBER 28
Over $3,000 On Hand. Miss
Bullock Announces POW
And Missing In Action
Meeting For Tonight.
$3,217.88, slightly more than one
third of a quota of $8,900, has been
: reported as collected of noon today
i in the annual Person and Roxboro
Red Cross drive, which had its
official beginning here Monday and
will be continued until the goal
represented by the Good Ship Per
son sailing above the Court House
j lawn has been secured.
Much work yet remains to be
j done, according to finance chairman
;O. B. Mcßroom, particularly in resid
| ence areas in Roxboro and in the
j County.
Personal boost for the cause comes
: today from Lt. William Smith Hum
phries, of Woodsdale, just arrived
in France, who writes to his mother,
: Mrs. J. Y. Humphries, that all of
, the men aboard the ship on which
he sailed received well filled kit
bags, containing in each, a book,
i candy, sewing kit. cigarettes, razor
blades, shoe strings, stationery, soap
and pencils. The kits apparently
are similar to those prepared here
under direction of Miss Sue Fred
erick, kit-bag chairman.
Mrs. Humphries, who came to the
Courier-Times office to deliver per
i Please turn to page eight)
Tonsil Clink
Will Again Be
By Civic Club
Roxboro Kiwanis club, in coop
eration with the Person Health
Department, will sponsor a tonsil
■clinic to-be held at some time In
the late Spring or early Summer
, after the closing of the jfublie
schools, according to announcement
made today, following Monday’s
meeting of the club at Hotel Rox- -
boro, where speaker was Miss Julia
I Fisher, senior nurse of the Health
! Department staff.
Miss Fisher, who appeared on a
: program under auspices of Thomas
Hatchett , mentioned the decided
need for such a clinic and action
was taken following her address,
with Dr. Robert E. Long named as
committee chairman to arrange for
the clinic.
The club has sponsored such clin-
I ics frequently in past years, with
the last one having been held about
i four years ago.
Presiding was Ed Cunningham,
I vice president, President, J. A. Long
! Jr., having been out of the city.
o—
Rain Hinders In
Paper Collection l
' Rain all day Sunday hindered th£
putting out and the collection o<
! scrap paper and fats by Roxborj)
Boy Scouts, according to W. Wallace
Woods. Person Salvage chairman,
who today said that total for paper
in pounds was probably 10,000, witfev
4.000 pounds being shipped Sunday
1 and the remainder yesterday.
Collection of fats was negllgable,
with 25 pounds, while tins were at
zero. Roxboro, however, is not in
the area in which collection of tins
! is expected, according to Mr. Woods.
| Leader of Sunday’s drive was Dr.
; Robert E. Long, Scoutmaster of
Troop 49. who expects to continue
scrap paper salvage drives In Rox
boro at least once each month. A
county-wide drive of this nature
may also be held soon, according to>
Mr. Woods.
R. W. Warren ,
Now Lieutenant
Lt. Richard W. Warren, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Warren of this
city, has been promoted to first
lieutenant and has received the Oafc
Leaf Cluster. Lt. Warren, a mem
ber of the Army Air Force, it
pilot of a C 47 plane and Is with the
97th Troup Carrier Squadron
at this time is located somewhere
In France.
He has been overseas for twelve
months and has received the Ale
Medal and now the Oak. Leaf Clus
ter. He writes that he Is
"putting in” the hours now.
- J9E
Now In City
■ ———
C. J. Fox. of LawrenceviUe,
former Roxboro resident.
was manage.- of Roses store and
active in Roxboro Rotary cinb. Id
visiting the City today.
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