IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUMB X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY A THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1938 NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE
TO EFFECT LARGE
Every Class Os Consumer
To Benefit By Lowered
- ’ Bates On Power.
|JUte reductions announced for
cmgtomers of Carolina Power and
Light company as effective Feb
ruary 3, will save approximately
65,000 North Carolina patrons
6716,000 a year, Utilities Com
missioner Stanley Winbome has
And local consumers will get
full benefit of this reduction on
their February bill, which is
sent to all customers on the 22nd
Os the monith, T. Miller White,
local Carolina Power and Light
manager, said yesterday.
The majority of domestic con
sumers, those using up to 50 kilo
watt hours a month will get a 22
percent saving, and customers be
low the sl-a-month minimum
will get 25 per cent more current,
it was estimated.
41 These rates are lower than
were regarded possible a few
years ago, or even dreamed of a
year ago,” Winborne declared.
‘|‘No other neighboring State, ex
cept South Carolina, has rates that
even touch them, unless it is the
“These rates are promotional
rates to build up business. Pro
fits of the company do nc(t jus
tify such reductions. Every pre
vious decrease in rates has re
sulted in an increase in the ag
grate sale of electric power.”
The reduction was another ap
plication of the Tennessee Valley
Authority’s yardstick, which by
successive applications since 1932
has brought the average domestic
consumer’s bill from $5.90 a
month to $2.68 after February,
Now the lowest in the State,
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Bill Is $3,324.71
Person County’s public welfare
bill hit the $3,324.71 mark in De
cember, according to the month
ly report just completed by Mrs.
T. C. Wagstaff, local welfare of
ficer. 344 individuals participated
in this amount, it was shown.
Old age assistance, as usual,
took the heaviest toll with 253
persons dividing a total of $2,-
143.00, the largest item on the
expense account. $895 was spent
on aid to dependent children in
"which group 190 children from
73 families participated.
Seven blind persons received
$lO5 for their share of the
month’s expenditures while $76
was allotted to general relief.
Twenty-five persons shared in
this latter amount and nine oth
ers, coming under the class of
"‘other assistance” received $105.-
New applications for public as
sistance during December were
divided as follows: Old age as
sistance 34, aid to dependent
children 23 and other applications
H. W. Newell, proprietor of
The Newell’s Jewelers, in a spec
ial wire to the Times New Year’s
day sent greetings to the people
of Roxboro and Person County
from Hollywood, California. Mr.
Newell was on the West coast
for the purpose of attending the
Duke-Southern Col. Rose Bowl
game Monday.. His wire reads:
“To each person in Roxboro and
Person County I send greetings
and best wishes for a happy, pros-
HttHtaUft New Year.”
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New Tenth District Court
Officers Sworn In Monday
The oath of office was given
incoming Judge Leo Carr of Bur
lington and Solicitor William H.
Murdock of Durham by Associ
ate Justice W. A. Devin of the
Noij.h Carolina Supreme Court
at noon Monday, thus inducting
into office the new court offi
cers for the 10th. judicial district,
which includes Person, as well as
other counties in this vicinity.
The new solicitor will make his
first appearance in the local
court at the next term of Super
ior court, which is scheduled for
January 23. Just when Judge
Carr will have his first term on
the local bench is unknown.
Several members of the bar of
the 10th district were present for
the induction of Judge Carr and
Every Student At Bethel
Hill Tries Out For Debating
Every student at Bethel Hill
High school has been trying out
for debates with the hope that
they might represent the school
in the triangular debates.
When the query was announced
a great deal of interest was shown
and since that time much work
has been done. The query this
year is “Resolved That The Unit
ed States Should Form An Al
liance With Great Britain.”
Bethel Hill has won out in
their respective triangle for five
consecutive years. Last year a
team composed of Jennie Crutch
field and Clyde Sullivan reach
ed the semi-finals at Chapel Hill,
where they Were debating for
the state championship.
Thus far the following students
remain from whom all but four
will be eliminated: Freshman
class - William Shotwell, Gerald
Dickerson, Wallace Dunn, Chris
tine Perkins, Frances Curtis, Mar
ion Sullivan; Sophomore class -
Doris Hall, Bernice Walker, Lois
Holt, Garnell Wilkins; Junior
class - Carol Leigh Humphries,
Noami Dunn, C. T. Hall, Wingate
Rogers; Senior class - Allene
Dixon, Clyde Sullivan, Myrtle
Lester, Lucille Gentry and W. T.
New PWA Man
On Job Here
B. W. Boulware, P. W. A. rep
resentative here on the new Al
lensville school, has been trans
fered to a power dam project in
Greenville, Superintendent R. B.
Griffin said yesterday.
Succeeding Boulware here is
Albert M. Worth, who comes here
from Wilson, The P. W. A. of
fices here are located on the sec
ond floor of the Hall building.
Solicitor Murdock who accedes
to the position being vacated by
Judge Carr, who was elected to
fill the vacancy left by Judge
Marshall Spears of Durham, who
did not ask reelection.
Judge Spears, who has made
many friends in Roxboro since he
has been on the bench, will re
sume the private practice of law
with an office in Durham.
Judge Carr has been Solicitor
of the district since the resigna
tion of W. B. Umstead. who left
the post to enter Congress and
who has now retired to practice
law with an office in Durham. He
was widely popular throughout
j the district. He is a resident of
j Burlington and Mrs. Carr is a na-
I tive of Granville county.
TO LIBRARY AGAIN
Baltimore Physician For
Whom It Is Named Contri
butes Additional Volumes.
Dr. J. H. Woody, practicing
physician in Baltimore and na
tive of Person County, donated
seventy-two additional volumes
to the Woody Memorial Library
in the Bethel Hill High school
Dr. Woody financed the library
equipment in the summer of ’37
and since then has added many
volumes to the very good collec
In the library there is a section
dedicated by Dr. E. L. Bowling
a shelf filled with P. T. A. mater
a shelf filled withP. T. A. mater
ials as an accomodation to the
P. T. A. Magazines and books
which have been given to the
library by friends and patrons of
the school ,are very acceptable
To be found among the books
given recently are “Bambi” by
Solten, “Old Pybus” by War
wick Deeping, “With Lawrence
In Arabia” by Lowell Thomas,
“Thaddens of Warsaw” by Por
ter, “The Spy” by Cooper and
many other books of interest and
use to-the high school student.
MAY BE FIRST
Mr. and Mrs. John Lloyd of
Ca-Vel are announcing the birth
of a son alt 10:24 p. m. Sunday,
January 1. Both mother and son
are doing nicely.
J. Ray Griffin, formerly with
Pender’s here is now connected
with the Roxboro Bakery and has
assumed active management of
the concern. He invites all his
friends to come to see. him in
this new undertaking.
TO CONVENE HERE
ON JANUARY) 23
Judge W. H. S. Burgwyn
To Make First Appearance
On Local Bench.
A fairly full docket looms for
the January term of Superior
Court scheduled, to convene on
the 23rd. with Sfecial Judge W.
H. S. Burgwyn on the bench.
Judge Burgwyn will be mak
ing his first appearance here as
will William H. Murdock, newly
sworn in solicitor of the 10th. dis
trict. Murdock was elected in the
last November general election
and succeeds Leo Carr, who was
named judge. Burgwyn, a native
of Woodland, has been a judge
for some time but this will mark
his first term here.
A civil term, which has been
scheduled to follow the criminal
docket, is still tentative, pending
a meeting of the bar association.
A jury drawn for this term by
the Commissioners last Monday
has been withheld from publica
tion until a decision has been
Scheduled to appear in the
January term is the manslaugh
ter case against Charlie Tatum,
young white man, whose car fat
ally injured Sam Norwood, aged
negro, last fall. Other cases of
minor nature such as larceny,
assault with deadly weapon and
possession for sale are also slated
to come up.
The jury list as drawn for the
January 23 term follows: J. O.
Tillman, S. B. Day, L. J. Chand
ler, G. C. Duncan, Walter Vau
ghan, E. G. Satterfield, John T.
Moore, R. J. Oakley; J. Y. Hum
phries, W. R. Woody, C. M. Ran
es, M. U. Daniel, W. H. Gentry,
J. H. Blalock, Dee Pool, N. T.
Williams, Sam Dunn. Paul Bar
nette, D. N. Wrenn, Harold d!ay
ton, W. J. Yarboro, A. C. Grav
itte, Spurgeon Dixon, John T.
Horton, O. B. Mcßroom, S. J.
Dickens, J. B. Seate, E. M. Wells,
C. R. Holeman, A. W. Hicks,
Stephen Moore, A .R. Warren, W.
K. Moore, A. C. Day, J. M. Bur
ton, T. L. Franklin, W. R. Ander
son, W. A. Young, T. G. Luns
ford, W. J. Snipes and W. J.
To Present Play
The Junior Class of Helena
High school will present their
annual play Friday evening, Feb
ruary 3, at 8 o’clock.
The play has been selected and
the title is “Moon River Rancho,”
a comedy with many contrasting
characters. The scene is laid in
the west and if you like to read
about “ranch life,” you will en
joy seeing this play. Watch for
God gives every bird its food,
but does not throw it into the
Today’s News Briefs
AT THE LAUNDRY
J. L Watkins of Raleigh is the
new superiit'endent of the Rox
boro Laundry, J. E. Kirby, man
ager, announced this week.
The new superintendent as
sumed his duties January 2. Mr.
Watkins, it was announced, is a
man of wide experience in the
laundry business. He is a former
proprietor of the Oxford laundry.
John Brewer, local farmer and
warehouseman, is much improv
Labor Shortage Curtails
Progress On Club Project
Five Holes Completed, All
Tees Built, Repairs On
Construction work at the new
Roxboro golf course and country
club hit a snag this week when
orders were received to cut off
all W. P. A. farm labor.
Included in the instructions
also, City Manager James C. Har
ris said, was the decree to hire
no other persons for the W. P. A.
project here to replace those cut
Fair progress has been made
on the golf course during the win
ter months, the city manager in
dicated. All tees have been built,
he said, and five holes have been
complete*! entirely. Four holes
remain to be built.
The clubhouse has been plast
ered on the inside and some
painting has been done. This
work is expected to continue as
fast as possible.
Lack of labor has handicapped
the work all along. With Con
gress in session, however, new la
bor supplies may be authorized
and work pushed to a rapid con
clusion in the Spring.
Ten Weeks To Be Devoted
To Project In White Schools
The annual dental program in
the county schools is already well
underway, Dr. A. L. Allen, Per
son County health officer, said
Dr. A. C. Early, dentist of the
division of Oral Hygiene of the
State Board of Health began a
period of inspection and examin
ation at the Bushy Fork school
on December 19. The Ca-Vel,
Hurdle Mills and Mt. Harmony
schools will follow, although the
order in which these will come
has not been ascertained.
A period of 10 weeks will be
devoted to the dental program
in the white schools. Previously
Dr. J. H. Barnhill has spent eight
weeks here in the colored schools.
A total of 18 weeks are devoted
to this work each year, the di
vision of time being proportioned
according to the total enrollment
in white and colored schools.
Dr. Early at present is residing
in Hillshoro and coming over
daily for work in the local county
Missing by error from the list
of contributors to the Welfare
department’s Christmas Cheer
Campaign were the names of
Miss Velma Beam and Mrs. B. W.
Gardner. These should be recog
nized along with the long list
published just before Christmas.
ed after several days illness. He
was a patient at Gentry - Wil
The condition of Mrs. S. H.
Jones, who is seriously ill at the
home of her son, Walter C.
Jones, in Kinston was reported
unchanged this morning.
Mrs. T. P. Riddle returned to
Roxboro from Watts hospital
Wednesday. Her condition shows
Person Representative Ed. P.
Warren left Tuesday for Raleigh
where the 1939 General Assem
bly got underway yesterday. The
Person legislator is beginning his
second regular term in the State
lower house. He has also parti
cipated in one special term.
Final Rites Held Yester
day In Surl Community
For 7-Year-Old Child.
Funeral services were held yes
terday afternoon for Yonnie Mae
Clayton, seven-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. .Clayton of
the Surl Community.
Int:rmen,t was made in the
Surl Church cemetery imme
diately following the final rites,
which were held at the home at
3:30 o’clock. Elder Lex J. Chand
ler was the minister in charge.
Death of the little girl occurred
about 6 o’clock Tuesday morn
ing following an illness of one
Surviving are the parents, four
brothers, James, Robert, May
nard, and Wilbert Clayton, one
sister, Adell Clayton, two half
sisters, Sallie Clayton and Mrs.
Lee King, and one half brother,
J. Copeling Clayton.
Speak At Long
Sunday night’s message at Long
Memorial Methodist church will
be brought by Glenn Barden, re
turned missionary from Africa,
the pastor, Rev. J. H. Lanning,
The program Sunday evening
will be in charge of the Young
People’s division with Barden
Winstead, its president, acting as
The speaker has had charge of
Southern Methodist’s educational
work in Africa for several years,
the pastor stated, and although
he is a comparatively young man
he has had a long experience in
the missionary field.
“We cordially invite the public
to attend this service Sunday
night,” Mr. Lanning asserted,
“and we especially want the
young people to be present.”
Miss Lake Allen of Greens
boro has joined the loeal health
staff, reporting! for duty Mon
day morning. She succeeds Mi-q
Kate Hyder, who resigned as
public health nurse, on Decem
THE TIMES IS PERSQN% 1
A LEADER AT ALL TIMEBL
BOARD ORDERS t
REVALUATION OF j
REAL PROPERTY 1
Burns Re-appointed Coon- j
ty Attorney By Conunis- j
sioners At Monday Session.
The Board of County Commis
sioners in reguular session Mon
day moved to revaluate all
real property in Person County
this year and unanimously re-,
appointed R. P. Burns as Coun
ty Attorney for a term ending
December 1, 1940.
Following the revaluation de
cision, the commissioners in
structed the County Attorney to
prepare a bill for the General
Assembly authorizing such action
and to deliver it to Representa
tive E. P. Warren.
This proposed revaluation will
be the first held here in ten or
eleven years and will be the first
“house to house” canvass to be
held in approximately 20 years.
Three men will be appointed in.
each township to make the val
uation and these men will be
under a County Tax Supervisor
to be appointed for this purposes
Appointments will be made by
the County Commissioners only
after the bill authorizing the val
uation has been passed by the
Burns appointment was made .
to comply with the previous ex
isting amount of remuneration
and was made retroactive t»
December 1, 1938.
J. D. Perkins appeared before
the Board asking the Commis
sioners Ito approve his bringing
ejectment action against occu
pants upon the Barnett Lands
near Ca-Vel, who were alleged to
be “nuisances.” The Board auth
orized its Chairman to confer
v\ i h the Health Officer and take
whatever action advisable.
The monthly report of Miss
Velma Beam, county home dem
onstration agent, was received at
the Monday meeting and approv—• '
A jury list for the coming term
of Superior court was drawn.
All three members of the board,
P. L. Thomas, D. M. Cash and F.
T. Whitfield were' present for the
Case Owners In
The Case, Hotel and Lunch
Room owners in Roxboro and vi
cinity are putting forth a great
effort to maintain clean and sani
tary eating establishments, T. J.
Fowler, Sanitarian, said yester
day, after making the regular in
spection for December.
A rating from 90 to 100 ia
in Grade A, 80 to 90 Grade B,
7o to 80 Grade C. All places rat
ing less than 70 must close until
the requirements are met.
Following are the grades for
Roxboro Hotel 94.5, FeedweH
Case 93.5, Royal Case 93.5, Peo
ples Case, 92.5, King’s Palace 89.5,
Anderson’s Case 86.5, Monday's;
Lunch 84, Blue Bird Case (col.*
84.5, Red Lane Case 83, CBriant’s
Lunch 82.5, Blind George 72, Peo
ples Lunch 71.5, Bright Light
Case (col.) 71.5, Barnett’s Lunch
59, closed. ,
CLASS MEETING r
■" ■ i -
The Philathea Class of the
First Baptist church will meet
next Tuesday night with Mrs;
Geo. Thomas. All members are
urged to attend.
IT’S A BOY! '" «
Born to Mr. and Mrt; A. Ml
Burns, Jr., a son, yesterday after
noon. Both mother and son are' >