THE KIDS all know where the
schoolhouse is, but Just the game
the school bell rings. Many people
know where your business is; ad
vertising is the bell you ring.
Full Time Bible
Job Os Packing
Forces Call For
United Clothinir Drive Highly
Successful, But Packers
The Rev. W. C. Martin, general
chairman of the United Clothing
drive, and W. Wallace Woods, chair
man of the packing and shipping
committee, report that the response
for Old Clothes has been magnifi
cent. The collections have been
handled very successfully by the
collections committee and by various
stores throughout the county desig
nated as collections centers.
The big problem now is the com
pletion of sorting and packing for
shipment and Mr. Woods is now
calling for volunteers to assist with
packing, which is being conducted
in the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco stor
age building on Reams Avenue, op
posite the Wade grocery, company.
Those who can help in this project
arc asked to call the Chamber of
Commerce for further instructions.
The shipment is supposed to be
completed by April 30th. Mr. Woods
reports that the quality of clothing
donated has been excellent and
commends the citizens of Roxboro
and Person County for their splen
did cooperation in this humanitar
The campaign officially ended
Friday. Roxboro chairman has been
Floyd L. Peaden, with much assist
ance by civic club members and
Boy Scouts. »
Person Boy Has
Pvt. W. A. Wilson. Jr.. Prob
ably First Person Native.
Pvt. William A. Wilson. Jr., of
Timberlake, first reported as miss
ing in action in Germany and then
listed as a prisoner of war there, has
been released from his capacity and
is now a free man, his parents learn
ed Friday when they received a card
from their son, probably the first
Person man to be liberated by an
That is the way Pvt. Wilson ex
plains his liberty, received April 2,
possibly by an American army, since
he speaks of being so very, very
happy when he saw an American
tank roll into camp. No other de
tails of Wilson's liberation are giv
en. although he says he expects to
be home at Timberlake within about
He says, ”1' am one of the happiest
boys in the world today, (April sth).
Again I am a free man. X am so
happy I don't know what to say.
Feeling fine, only a bit bad today
because I have eaten too much good
American food. My prayer has been
answered and I’ll probably be home
soon, maybe back in the States
within thirty days.”
Wallace H. Kirby, of Roxboro,
son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Teague Kir
by, has recently been assigned to
Radio Training at the United States
Maritime Service Radio Training
Station, Gallups Island, Boston,
where he will complete twenty
weeks of intensive Radio training,
preparatory to taking Federal
Communications commission exam
inations for a Second Class Radio
Upon receipt of his Second Class
License, Kirby will, be appointed
Warrant Radio Electrician U. S.
aboard a vessel of the United States
Maritime Service, and will be as
signed to duty as Radio Operator
Person Superior Court, with
Judge W. C. Harris, of Raleirh,
presiding, opened this morning
for a one week term. Following
selection of the Grand Jury and
the charge work of the day be
gan about eleven o'clock. Fore
man of the Grand Jury is A. R,.
Newton, of Moriah.
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J. W. NOELL, EDITOR
Ministers Meeting This Aft
ernoon Also Are Discuss
The Person! County Ministerial
association will meet Monday af
ternoon at three-thirty o'clock in a
called session in the pastor's study
at Edgar Long Memorial Methodist
church for the purpose of discuss
ing plans for the employment of a
full-time teacher of Bible in Rox
boro high school, according to an
nouncement made this morning by
the Rev. B. B. Knight, secretary of
Teaching of Bible in the high
school has for the past several
years been done on a part-time bas
is by ministers in the Person asso
ciation. Present teacher is the
Rev. J. Boyce Brooks, pastor of
Roxboro First Baptist church, who
last month succeeded the Rev Ruf
us J. Womble, now of Richmond,
Plan of having a full-time Bible
teacher in the high school here
has been discussed informally with
school officials by members of the
Association and among afficials
who are approving the proposed
plan are Jerry L. Hester, district
supervising principal and head of
the high school and R. B. Griffin,
Person superintendent of schools.
It has been suggested that Fred
Bishop, now a member of the high
school faculty, may be the one to
take the new position.
The ministers are also expected
to take some action on the greater
cooperation of churches with- the
| Boy Scout organization, a proposal
made abut two months ago by
Cherokee Council Executive E.
Pierce Bruce, of Reidsville.
Mrs. 0. H. Oakley
Dies Sunday At
Mrs. Mary Elizabetli Long Oakley.
I 63, wife of O. H. Oakley, Sr., and
i mother of the late Melvin J. Oak-
I ley, died Sunday night at seven
j o'clock at her home in ,the Rock
i Grove section, near Allensville, af
| ter an illness last six days. Death
j was attributed to complications.
Funeral arrangements are incom
plete, but rites are expected to be
held Tuesday at the home.
In addition to her husband, sur
vivors include eight daughters and
Daughters are: Misses Nettie,
Ruby and Dorothy Oakley, all of
the home, and Mcsdames Daniel Al
len, Talmadge and Raymond Dan
iel, Dan Rogers and Ruffin Lee,
all of Roxboro.
Sons are: Raymond Oakley and
Osborne Oakley, Jr„ both of Rox
boro and Johnny Oakley, of Louis
burg, and Vernon Oakley, of the
United States Army, Keesler Field,
Miss. Another son Melvin J. Oak
ley, of Durham, was killed in ac
tion several months ago in the Eu
ropean theatre while serving with
S. J. Barnette, 83,
Dies In Texas
Storewall J. Barnette, 83. of Buf
falo Springs, Texas, died there on
Saturday, April 14, according to a
message received here last week by
his niece Mrs. W. R. Woody- Fun
eral and interment took place at
The last member of his immediate
family Mr. Barnette, a son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barnette,
was a native of Person County,
where he was a druggist in Rox
boro before he went to Texas forty
five years ago for his health. At
that time he suffered from as
thma. He never married. In Tex
as he was for a number of years
connected with a ranch.
In addition to Mrs. Woody, a
number of nieces and nephews who
live here, are among survivors.
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Sgt. A. W. Norri*
Sgt. Arthur W. Norris is serving
with the 38th Infantry Division in
mopping-up operations in the Zam
bales Mountains, west central Lu
zon as a stock clerk of the 38th
Sgt. Norris is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Norris of Hurdle Mills,
R. F. D. No. 1, and has been over
seas in Hawaii and New Guinea be
fore coining to the Philippines. He
is entitled to Asiatic-Pacific and
Philippine Liberation Ribbons.
®h e Courier=®imes
On Mason Paper
Mrs. C. H. Mason, whose hus
band. C. H. Mason, principal of
Bushy Fork school is to be post
master at Timberlake, has a priz
ed possession, his certificate cr
commission of appointment to the
Timberlake job, dated March 20,
and signed by the late President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The cer
tificate of which Mrs. Mason is
to be guardian, is prc4>ably among
the last of such papers signed by
President Roosevelt, whose signa
ture is bold and black. Also on
the document is the lighter signa
ture of Postmaster General Frank
Mr. Mason, who will resign at
Bushy Fork after school is out,
expects to take over his Timber
lake duties about June 1.
Caswell And Person Church
Leaders To Meet In
Two important Beulah Associa
tion gatherings are scheduled for
this week at Yanceyville, according
to announcements made today by
officials of the organization, who
point out that the meetings are to
be of special interest to Baptists
throughout Person and Caswell
First gathering on Tuesday night
will be that of the Beulah Associa
tion! Training Union, of which J.
W. Greene, of Roxboro First Bap
tist Church, is director. Second
: gathering is a Beulah Association
; mission study institute to be held
on Thursday. Both the Tuesday and
the Thursday meetings will be in
i Yanceyville Baptist Church.
Chief speaker at Tuesday's Train
ling union will bo the Rev. W. F.
Baucom. pastor of the host church
at Yanceyville at 7:30. when other
members of the Association will
I also speak.
! One of the main speakers Thurs
day at the Institute, according to
I Miss Ella Thompson, of Leasburg,
' mission study leader, will be M. A.
! Huggins, of Raleigh, general secre
tary of the State Baptist conven
| tion. He will conduct classes for
! men both in the morning and in the
afternoon. It is important that all
pastors be present, says Miss
Thompson, and all laymen who
wished to be trained for leading
groups in local churches in stew
, ardship and world missions, are urg
led to attend.
A social feature in connection
with Associational activities will be
[held this iMonday) afternoon at the
I home of the Rev. and Mrs. B. B.
| Knight. High School drive, Roxboro,
| where twelve or more ministers in
[the Association will gather for a
: late afternoon meeting to be ended
by a six o'clock dinner to be given
by the Rev. and Mrs. Knight.
The promotion of John O. Hower
! ton, of Hurdle Mills, from Private
1 First Class to Corporal was an
announced recently on orders from
the Headquarters of Col. Albert J.
Shower's 467th Bombardment group
Now serving as a Track Driver
in this B-24 Liberator group, Cpl.
Howerton's military career dates
from January 27, 1943 when he
joined the Army at Camp Croft,
The son of Percy T. Howerton of
Hurdle Mills. Cpl. Howerton is a
former student of Hurdle Mills High
school and was engaged in farming
prior to becoming a member of the
The 467th Bombardment Group
is nart of Major General William
E. Kepner’s Second Air Division.
Sgt. W. T. Yancey
Out Os Army
Sgt. William T. Yancey, of Rox
boro, an official of Tar Heel Chev
rolet company, who has been in mil
itary service for many month;, nas
received a medical discharge be
cause of a shoulder injury and has
returned to Roxboro, where he will
soon resume his connections with
the Tar Heel company. In recent
months he has been at Camp Bark
ley, Texas, where he has been in a
hospital receiving treatment.
Sgt. Yancey, originally f-om Ox
ford, has been active in Roxboro
business and civic affairs and a
member of the Klwanis club. Now
staying at Hotel Roxboro, he ex
presses great pleasure in being here
again. His business partner, Lt. R.
Glenn Stovall, is in On*' vy.
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Wounded Marine And Friend
PFC. CHARLES T. HORTON NOW REPORTED BETTER
Pfc. Charles T. Horton, 20, of Roxborq. first of the two men shown
above, is a foster son of Mr. and Mrs. ( lea R. White, of Roxboro,
who last month was wounded in the at Iwo Jima. He was
taken to a hospital and is now better, being: stationed at a transit
center. Pfc. Horton is in the Marine Corps. Shown in the picture
with him is a friend, with whom ho trained, but whose name is
not known here.
May fit h Date. Person Clubs
Prolid To Have Leader
The entire State program for this
year's observa he ev of Rura 1 Life or
Four-II club Sunday, May 6, has;
been prepared by a Roxboro min
ister, the Rev. J. Boyce Brooks, pas- I
tor of Roxborq First Baptist. church,
according to announcement made
today by L r. Harrell, of Raleigh,
State Director of Four-H club work,
at '-whose' invitation the program
task was assigned to the Rev. Mr.
Brooks, who was himself a Four-H
member of Duplin County during
high school days.
Theme of the program as prepared
by the Rev. Mr. Brooks is,'. "Stew
ards of . God's Earth", and will be
used in whole or in part by all
North Carolina clubs, including six
teen in Person County, on the as
signed date in May. or as close as
possible to that date, according to
Miss Evelyn Caldwell. Person Home
agent, who with O. C. Jackson, Jr.,
assistant Farm .Agent here,' are
county directors of the general Four-
Chairman for the Rural Life Sun
day programs have been; appointed
for each church in Person County
and Roxboro from among the club
membership and all the club mem
bers, says Miss Caldwell are proud
of the fact that the Rev. Mr. Brooks
is author of their program. While he ’
At Roosevelt Rites
At least one native of Person i
County, Pfc. Charles G. Blackard.
of the United States Army Mil:- j
tary Police and stationed at Hyde i:
Park, was an active participant :
last week in the last rites for the ]
President Franklin D. Roosevelt. ;
Pfc. Blackard, who stood close to
the grave during the ceremony and
who was afterwards on guard out
side of the gate at Crum Elbow to I
keep the curious out, has been a j
member of the President's guard j
for over two years, but as he says 1
in a letter to the Courier-Times, he
will not forget his experience of
Sunday, April 15, if he lives to bej
Addressing , his letter to "The j
People Who Read the Courier-1
Times," Pfc. Blackard, whose par
■ AltoUf *7i4e Watf, m
Some time ago Charlie Lawson and Arch Hamlin went out to
look at a few fox dogs. Charlie was getting too did to hunt birds,
our informer said, so he had switched to foxes. On this particular
night he and Hamlin were all set to look the dogs over and then
ride home together having a good time talking about dogs and foxes.
After they had seen the dogs they were trying to get the car turned
around to come back to town. They ran into a little ditch or some
thing and Mr. Hamlin got out to see what the trouble could be.
Then the car got straight and Mr. Lawson .pulled in the road and
headed home not thinking about his friend, Mr. Hamlin, that he
had left by the side of the road.
After driving a mile or so he started talking to his friend who
he thought was seated by his side. Then, and not till then, did he
discover that he had left Mr. Hamlin by the side of tte road. He
turned the car around and went back to find Arch walking down the
road headed for Roxboro. I "recon” he was talking terrible about
P. S. If this is a lie, Louis Stanfield told lt.
HOME FIRST, ABROAD NEXT
was a member the local minister was
president of his club, was State
King of Health, was president of
the State Council and represented
North Carolina at the National
Person churches and their chair
man for the 1945 Rural Life Sun
day are as follow’s:
Mt Harmony, Thelbert Whitt;
Heltna Methodist, Lucille Blalock;
Mi Zion, Frances Jones: Antioch.
Bruce Mooney; Bethel Hill. Cather
ine Wilborn and Wilhelmina Weh
renberg; High View. Robert Tuck
and Carrie Lee Seat; Mill Creek,
Matthew Gentry, Elizabeth Wreiin
and Ann Todd; Theresa, Peggy
Gentry;. Providence, Sadie Ray
Wocyiy arid Ruth Fuller.
Roxboro First Baptist, Katie Lee
Curriri, (Jr, Dept.); Long Memorial.
Rachel Brooks and Eleanor Stew
art; Warren's Grove, Daphne Har
ris; Presbyterian, Eunice Abbitt;
Olive Branch, Mildred Gravitte;
Allensville, Gustavia Gentry; Rock
Grove. Frances Slaughter; Webb's
Chapel. Evelyn Bagbv; Sharon, Dor
is Dixon; Salem, Sarah Jane Hest
er; Clement, Sara Hall; Lea's Chap
el. Herbert Lea; C.a-Vel Baptist;.
Margaret Hamlin; Ca-Vel Methodist.
Margaret Lane; Berry's Grove, Cal
lie Mae Clayton; High Plains, Ada
Stewart: Ephesus, Louise Zimmer
man; Oak Grove, Ann Williams:
Concord, Betty Jean Howard and
Lambeth Memorial, Florcstine
cuts live in Person, says, "‘I am
not a good letter writer, but I feel j
like I want to write a short letter
to the people of Roxboro and Per
son County i for) I was picked :.s
part <jf the honor guard I was I
able to be within fifteen yards of
Saying that the death of Presi
dent Roosevelt was a shock to him. |
perhaps more than to people at!
home, Pfc. Blackard who saw' Hie j
President many times, continues
"I have been stationed at Hyde ;
Park, New' York for twenty-eight i
( months, as a part of the guard fer [
j the president of the United Stater, j
j Perhaps his death was a bigger (
| shock to me than to some of you,
CPlease turn to page 6)
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1945
$2,50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE i
For Debate Here
Oxford high school find Ox
ford Orphanage will send debat
ing: teams to Roxboro tomorrow
to participate in the annual high
school debating contests for which
the query this year is, “Resolved,
that the voting age should be
lowered to eighteen,” One of each
of the two Oxfoid teams will
come to Roxboro and will debate
Tuesday night at H:ls o’clock in
Roxboro high school auditorium,
w'hile both Roxboro teams will at
the same time be in Oxford to
meet other Oxford and Orphanage
District Superintendent Jerry L.
Hester, who will go tc Oxford
with the Roxboro teams, is par
ticularly anxious that Roxboro
citizens in turn, show good at
tendance in Roxbc.ro for the vis
iting Oxford teams.
Verse Used To
Call Parents To |
.Miss Indii Collins. Principal,
Has Unique Invitation For
Miss Inda Collins, principal of!
| Roxboro Central Grammar school, ]
'is inviting parents of pupils and j
1 friends of the -school to an open,
(house to be held there Wednes
day. April 25, beginning at one-sis- j
teen in the afternoon, when class-1
room techniques as well as handi
work of the.pupils will be display- 1
ed in a program designed to show |
progress, made in the institution)
j during the, year.
Miss Collins' invitation, however,
i is different from the general run, 1
| when she Wants to be, Miss Col-j
• lips is a poet. The verses of her
j invitation carry no title, but might
, be called, Come One. Come All.''
In any case, this is .what Miss.
| Collins says;
iOn the twenty-fifth of April
In nineteen forty-five.
Please wend your way to Central
As sure as you're alive; .. |
That afternoon at one-fifteen. .
If you will gather 'round.
Your children you will see perform
I Upon the boys' ground.
They'll run and race and exercise,
1 And'hop and jump and skip;
We hope that they .will do so well
There'll be no single slip!
And then, when that is safely done.
Inside with us you'll go.
To see their many works of art
On w’hich they've labored so.
Now, parents dear, do plan to come.
Their work and fun to sec,
And then before you leave for,
We'll have a cup of tea!
No Hearing Yet,
Says W. U. Laws
W. Umstead Laws, Roxboro whole-:
. sale poultry dealer, who last week j
was cited to appear in Federal court.
Durham, before Judge Johnson J.
i saves on an alleged OP A violation
said yesterday that the expected
i hearing of last Friday did not take
place and that he is still awaiting
j the call to appear. Involved in the
: alleged violation is the Durham
Branch of Armour and company,
[firm said to have bought poultry
from Laws that did not meet OPA
[specifications and was sold in wrong
classification at a. slightly higher
; Laws said Saturday that the
chicken had been unwittingly cut in
an incorrect manner and that this
i cutting placed the poultry in a
different classification. The alleged
! violation occurred December 13, last.
Sgt. Graham L. Duncan. Route 1.
j Roxboro, has been authorized to
wear a second bronze cluster with
I his Distinguished Unit Badge as a
1 member of the veteran 451st Bom
bardment Group, the 15th AAF in
Duncan, squadron carpenter with
the ground crews, arrived in the
Mediterranean theatre in December,
1943 with his present B-21 Liberator
bomber group which is now under
the command of Col. Leroy L. Ste
fonowicz, Wildrose, N. D.
Sergeant Duncan, a graduate of
Roxboro high school, entered the
army on April 30, 1943.
His wife, Mrs. Lonie 3. Duncan,
lives near Roxboro.
Has Purple Heart
Pvt. Julian L Oakley, son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. L. Oakley, of Person
County, who was wounded in action
in Germany on February 6, has re
ceived' the Purple Heart.
He is getting along well at Gen
eral Hospital, Rome, Ga.
Lt. Gov. Ballentine
Will Speak Here
Carlton Reports ;
Roxboro Official Cites Rules
For Packing .And Mailing,
The U. S. Post Office Department j
has issued instructions that parcels)
improperly packed and insufficient- j
■ly wrapped should not be accepted
j for mailing to members of the arm
j ed forces overseas, it was announced i
today by Roxboro s Postmaster. L. !
1 Mr. Carlton adds, however that
I the post office will be glad to give
I information to persons sending such
[mail and he cites the following in-,
formation from a recent post office
; Boxes for overseas transmission
should be stronger than containers
! used for parcels which do not leave
lour shores. Because of the great
; distance these parcels must be
• transported and the handling and
storage they must undergo, it is ab
jsolutely necessary that all articles
i for overseas be packed in boxes of
| metal, wood, solid fiberboard, or
jst rong double-faced corrugated fib
| erboard. testing at least 200 pounds.
| Each box should be securely tied
with strong cord, preferably by four
J separate pieces, tW'o lengthwise and
! two crosswise, knotted at crossings.
Sealing the flaps with gummed tape
i where they meet strengthens the box
: but the use of such tape alone is not
!satisfactory since the tape loosens
if the boxes become wet or exposed
to moist atmosphere.
i Boxes should contain sufficient
cushioning material so that the con
: tents will be tightly packed ft) pre- '
vent any rattling or loosening of
the articles within the parcels. Un-
I less completely packed and tightly
filled, boxes are apt to be crushed.
It is also desirable that all fiber
board boxes be securely wrapped in
heavy paper, if available, which
materially strengthens the boxes.
The boxes should be tied as above
suggested, before and after applying
the heavy paper wrapper. Sealed
boxes should bear the printed in
scription authorizing opening for
Care should be exercised to sec
that all parcels are clearly and de
finitely addressed, the complete and
' accurate Army or Navy address be- i
: ing used, and it is highly desirable
that slips of paper containing the
I names and addresses of the sender:
and addressee and a list of the con
sents be inclosed in the parcels so
that proper disposition of the par
cels can be effected in the event the
addresses on the outside become de
faced in transportation, or the boxes
[become broken open and the con
tents scattered. It is preferable that
I the outside addresses be placed di
j rectiy on the wrappers of the boxes
irather than on labels pasted to the
| wrappers, since experience has
[shown that the labels frequently
[ tail off when subjected to moisture.
I ... •
j R. Glenn Stovall, 37. was in bus
- iness as head of Tar Heel Chevro
let company in Roxboro, when he
! voluntarily entered the Navy, has
| been advanced to Lieutenant Com
! mander at Quantico, Va., where he
Commander Stovall is the son of
: Mrs. C. A. Stovall and the late Mr.
Stovall, who for many years was a
Granville County Commissioner. He
is a brother of J. B. Stovall of the
Granville Health Department.
Commander and Mrs. Stovall are
j keeping their Roxboro residence.
Zone To Hear
Mrs. B. F. Boone, of Fairmont, the
- former Miss Laura Edwards, of Rox
boro. who is Conference Secretary
of Missionary Education, will be
chief speaker at the next meeting
of the Person Zone, Sunday, April
29, at two o’clock at Oak Grove
Methodist church, according to Mrs.
Raney Crumpton, Person Zone lead
er, who said today that Mrs. A. H.
Borland, of Durham, district secre
tary, will be on the program.
A full attendance from all Meth
odist church society of service
groups in Person County and Rox
boro is requested.
0 Fatal Highway
IN PERSON COUNTY IN 1945
HELP KEEP IT THAT WAY
; Hushv Fork Will Have Him
As Commencement Speaker,
Open House And Sale
Lieutenant Governor Lynton Y.
i Stag i Ballentine, oi Raleigh, is ex
pected to pay his first visit to Rox
boro .since elevation to office when
he comes May 22, for commence
ment exercises at Bushy Fork school,
where he will be chief speaker, ac
cording to Principal C. H. Mason,
‘who said today that Lt. Gov. Bal
lentine will be introduced by former
Lt. Governor R. L. Harris, of this
Lt. Gov. Ballentine will speak at
eleven o'clock in the morning. Elev
ien in the graduating class will finish
'the tenth, grade and be ready to
transfer to Roxboro high school,
while fifteen boys and girls will
complete the seventh grade.
Also on the Spring program is the
Bushy Fork open house, with a
program feature in the form of
chapel exercises by the second
grade, of which Miss Katherine
Matthews is teacher. The open
house will be held on Saturday, May
12, arid the public is cordially invit
ed to: -attend.
Also planned to take place at the
chapel exercises on that day is in
stallation of new officers of the
Bushy Fork Parent-Teacher asso
ciation. President is Mrs. Clyde Hur
dle, who has been elected to serve a
second term, as has the vice presi
dent, Mrs. Charlie Blalock, while
the secretary, elected for the first
time is Mrs. Frank Winstead. Keep
ing the treasurer's job in the family
are the J. W. Van Hooks, since Mrs.
Van Hook. who has been treasurer,
will be succeeded by her husband.
Still another feature of the Open
House; will be a War Bond sale for
the Seventh War Loan, which will
be presided over by Gordon C. Hunt
er, of the Peoples bank. Roxboro
event will be a baseball game
at Bushy Fork at one in the after
noon between Bushy Fork and
Hurdle Mills teams.
In announcing the general open
house program. Mr. Mason is urg
ing the attendance of all parents,
friends and patrons, who will have
at that time an opportunity to sets
the .school, at work and at play.
For City Posts
Mayor S. G. Winstead and Rox
boro’s five City Commissioners
unanimously and by acclamation
renominated at Thursday night's
mass meeting at Person Court
House, are expected to be unoppos
ed for re-election to their respective
offices next May 8.
The mass meeting, attended by
around one hundred citizens lasted
only a few minutes. Mayor Win
stead opened the meeting and re
quested that R. L. Harris act as
temporary chairman. Mr. Harris was
then elected permanent chairman.
Secretaries were J. S. Merritt and
M. C. Clayton.
Nominations were by George W.
Kane. Term of office for City offi
cials here is two years. Present com
missioners. renominated, are Gordon
C. Hunter, Philip L. Thomas, R.
Cliff Hall, C. Lester Brooks and C.
Dr. H. C. White
Talks To Students
Enjoyed by students of Roxboro
high school Thursday afternoon
was Dr. Harry C. White, noted
i scientist, who presented a chapel
1 program on electricity.
With the help of several students,
Clyde Crowell, Jr., Charlie Stewart,
Jr., Youell Smith and George Wil
son, Dr. White showed how the hu
man body serves as a conductor of
electricity, using these students for
Dr. White’s collection of paintings
which were shown under a black
light in the darkened auditorium,
were striking in color and design.
To Choose Warden
All hunters, fishermen and oth
er interested sportsmen are asked
to meet Wednesday night at eight
O'clock at Person County Court
house for the purpose of selecting
a man to serve as game warden In
Person County, according to an
nouncement made today by Errol
Morton, of Olive Hill. The posi
tion has previously been hold by
B. G. Hurdle, of Hurdle Mills,