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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 1939 NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN
Fox Farmer - Wins $532,153 Suit - Tennis Queen
Returning from a sojourn of fire months in the far north of Alaska, on Ushlfat island, which she leased
from the government, Miss Kay Baker, West Virginia socialite, arrived in Seattle with 20 foxes that die had
raised. Center inset: Margaret Ayer Barnes, Pulitser prise winner in T 931, who with Edward Sheldon, bed
ridden writer, was awarded damages of $532,153 for the plagiarism of their Broadway success, “Dishonored
Lady.” The court held that the movie, “Letty Linton," infringed on their play. At the right: Miss Margnerita
Madden, 16, Boston, winner of the girls’ national indoor tennis title in recent New York matches. '
QUINTS NOT ON EXHIBITION
Ottawa, Canada—Guardians of
the Dionne quintuplets have fin
ally decided against a project to
make a side-show of them at the
■New York World’s Fair. Their
physician, Dr. Dafoe, has vetoed
the suggestion from the outset.
Washington, D. C.—ln 1917
Congress imposed a limit of $45,-
000,000,000 on the national debt.
The debt this year will reach
$41,132,000,000 and by 1940 is ex
pected to be $44,458,000,000, only
half a billion from the legal li
mit. It is believed that the Pres
ident will ask the new Congress
to raise the limit. When the
World War began in 1914 the
national debt stood at $1,188,235,-
POSTAL RECEIPTS GAIN
Washington, D. C.—Postmaster
General Farley reported the
largest quarter’s business in the
history of the Post Office De
partment, with receipts of $210,-
155,624 for the last three months
“THE KID” BROKE
Los Angeles, Cal.—Although
he earned an estimated $4,000,-
000 as the outstanding child actor
of the screen, Jackie Coogan an
nounces the sale at auction of
his furniture and says he is
“broke”. He has a suit pending
against his mother, now Mrs.
Bernsein, and his step-father for
an accounting of the huge sums of
earned at the height of his pop
LABOR ACT UNDER FIRE
Washington, JD. C.—To thous
ands of protests by industry a
gainst the National Labor Re
lations Act, the American Fed
eration of Labor has added its
condemnation in the form of a
demand that the Act be amended
in nine major particulars. A bill
now pending in Congress provi
des for sweeping changes in the
law, all of which are opposed by
the C. L O. which allegedly has
been unduly favored by NLRB
decisions to date.
Along The Way
With tire Editor
Well, Wheeler Newell has returned from Pasadena, California,
where he saw the Duke - California Rose Bowl game. K. L. Street
.tated that when Wheeler left here he carried three cans of sar
dines at 5c per can, two loaves of bread at 5c per loaf, two cans of
beans at 8c per can, two jars of pickles at 10c per jar, four boxes of
crackers at 12c per box, two pounds of cheese at 8c per pound and
one dozen hot dogs. Then, Mr. Street said, Wheeler had $1.75 for
spending money. Anyway, he came back to Roxboro in good shape
ind grabbed his bills to start collecting.
' Henry Sergeant, son/of Alex, has been hanging around Rox
boro a little since Christmas. Henry is now a big “butter and egg
men” from Durham and holds a position with the Central Leaf To
bacco Co. He drives a big car, but that boy isn’t “stuck up” one
bit. He even shakes, hands with his old friends when he sees them.
Bill Harris, 111 says that Henry wants to get married, but the writ
er of this column wonders about Billy, not Henry.
Steve Dickens, Olive Hill resident, wants to win the Jack Pot at
the theatre about as bad as anyone we know of. Now Steve doesn’t
need the money, he just wants to increase his bank roll by that a
mount and then he will have a little more to look at and count.
Steve hasn’t won yet, but he hasn’t given up hope. He keeps on
coming to Roxboro on Wednesdays.
Frank Whitfield, mayor of Bushy Fork, just walked in and paid
a four dollar account. Many thanks, Frank, come in again when
business is good out you way. If you have more money than you
need we can always credit your account in advance.
Here’s a tip to Melvin Burke, O. T. Kirby, D. D. Long, Bill Wal
ker, Sam B. Winstead, Phil Thomas, Tom Brooks, Johnnie Wade,
Coleman King, W. L. Barton and Lester “Joe Billy” Clayton. If
you do not have enough money on hand to pay your 1938 income
tax you might be able to float a loan at the bank.
Shanks Bumpass, local lad who made good, swallowed a small
diamond the other day as he was eating a sandwich. That is he
thought he swallowed it because Mrs. Curtis Oakley lost one as she
was making the sandwiches. Shanks felt something hard strike a
tooth as the bite of sandwich went down. Now they call him “Dia
mond” Bumpass and C. H. Oakley, husband of Mrs. Oakley, wants
Bumpass to pay for the diamond.
A series of ten agricultural
meetings began in the Providence
community last Monday night,
When A. G. Bullard, teacher of
agriculture at Bethel Hill High
school, called a special meeting
of the farmers in that commun
ity. J. H. Shotwell was elected
President of the-group and L. E.
These meetings will be held at
7 o’clock in the Providence Club
bouse on Monday, Thursday and
Friday nights of each week dur
ing the Month of January. Each
meeting will be devoted to a dis
cussion of practical problems in
“Planning the Farm Business.”
All farmers interested in these
meetings are invited and urged
to attend each night.
Dr. B. E. Love is a patient in
McPherson hospital. in Durham.
He is undergoing treatment and
expects to return home in a few
Local celebration of the Presi
dent’s Birthday will be held on
Friday, January 27th. with a din
ner dance at Hotel Roxboro, it
was announced here yesterday.
Melvin H. Burke and D. D. V.
Long are co-chairmen of the ev
ent for Person County and plans
are already underway for a gala
occasion in Roxboro
Plates for the dinner, it is un
derstood, will be sold for SI.OO
each and the money will be divid
ed equally between the national
organization for fighting infan
tile paralysis and the local com
The campaign against infantile
paralysis was begun several
years ago and the President’s
Birthday each year has been used
as the climax for the annual drive
for funds. President’s Balls, Din
ners, etc., are an annual event in
most every city in the United
States to raise money for the
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URGED TO ATTEND
Kane Receives Tickets For
Banquet To Be Held In
Yanceyville January 24.
Tickets for the Cherokee Coun
cil Annual Meeting have just
been received by George W. Kane
who is chairman of attendance
for this district.
The banquet this year will be
#held in the Yanceyville High
school auditorium Tuesday, Jan
uary 24. Two bronze statuettes
are to be awarded as attendance
prizes and Mr. Kane is appealing
to every scout leader in the dis
trict to make their reservations.
Mr. Kane stated that the pro
-1 gram at the Annual Meeting will
include features that will be of
: special interest to every scouter
|in the Person County district.
1 For this reason, Mr. Kane is mak
ing a special effort to see that ev
ery scouter and friend interested
in Scouting takes full advantage
of this valuable program.
At 4:30, the scouters will meet
with W. A. Dobson for a half
hour discussion on Scouting. At
5:00 the scouters wil divide into
nine groups to take up various
phases of Scouting as follows:
Scoutmasters, assistants and
committeemen will discuss prob
lems pertaining to the troop and
will be guided in the discussion,
by Scoutmaster Joe Gussy of
Roxboro and Commissioner H. E.
Frye of Reidsville.
District chairmen will meet
President C. G. Somers and W.
A. Dobson of Atlanta to discuss
plans and, objectives for 1939.
Commissioners and Civic Ser
vice chairmen will meet with
Commissioner B*uce Carter of
Leaksville to discuss methods of
increasing the effectiveness of
the Scout program and of serv
ing the Scoutmasters.
Advancement chairmen will
meet with Bill Coltman of Bur
lington to discuss methods of pro
moting advancement and making
the merit badge work attractive.
Camping and Health and Safety
chairmen will meet with L. N.
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Attending the short course on
tobacco at State College last
week were a half dozen Person
County farmers, the county ag
ent’s office advised yesterday.
These included: W. A. Whit
field and son, W. K. Moore and
son, E. E. Moore and W. C. Pul
Special attention was devoted
to grading and blue mold control
and various speakers were heard
on all phases of cultivation and
handling of crops.
Soil Conservation District Is Proposed
By H. K. Sanders, Agri. Agent.
J. B. Snipes, Asst. Agri. Agent.
There has been wide-spread
discussion in this and adjoining
counties about the formation of a
Soil Conservation District in this
The power to organize these
districts was provided by the
Legisature of North Carolina. To
date there have been several dis
tricts formed in this State.
Mr. W. D. Lee, Soil Conserva
tionist of the Extension Divis
ion, has been working with the
farmers in Rockingham, Stokes,
and Caswell counties since Jan
uary 1, 1939, and will spend the
week of January 23 to 28 in Per
son County, explaining the pro-,
poised set-up - Of the district' to
Day In Roxboro
Friday, January 13th., started
off like any regular day in Rox
boro and in spite of all the sup
erstitution connected with the
day it ended in about the same
manner as it started.
The regular number of people
went hunting and no one was
killed, not even many birds or
The regular number of people
took baths, in tubs, and none
were even hurt, much less killed.
The regular number got in
automobiles and as far as this re
porter can discover there were
no accidents to disturb the day.
The usual number of bills were
presented and there were no
fights and very few payments.
There appeared to be the reg
ular number of law evaders, but
the officers report a very quiet
day with few arrests.
The day was marked Friday,
13th. There was no doubt about
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Allen On Tularemia
Health Officer Complies
With Request For Informa
tion On “Rabbit Disease.”
Following an exclusive inter
view yesterday with Dr. A. L.
Allen, county health officer, The
Times today attempts to inform
its readers something of the na
ture of Tularemia (rabbit fever),
a disease of widespread signifi
cance in this vicinity, which
claimed the life of one of Person
County’s prominent citizens this
The information as given by
Dr. Allen is as follows:
“Tularemia is a disease occur
ring in small wild animals and
rodents and occasionally it may
attack animals as large as sheep.
Man contracts the disease by
handling the raw flesh meat and
hides of animals having the dis
ease. It is spread among the ani
mals through lice, fleas, ticks,
ect. Occasionallythese same para
sites may attack human beings
and give it to them, although this
“Two things are necessary for
the contraction of this disease by
humans: (1) presence of the
germ and (2) an abrasion of the
skin through which it may enter
or the entrance through the mu
cous membrane of the eye.
“It was first discovered in 1911
in Tulare County, California. Five
out of every 100 contracting the
disease will die and there is no
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Person county farmers.
The following notice of the
Person County meetings has been
NOTICE of Hearings Upon the
Organization of the proposed Dan
River Soil Conservation Dis
trict to include all of Person, Cas
well, Rockingham, and Stokes
WHEREAS, on June 27, Sep
tember 30, and December 15,
1938 there were duly filed in the
office of the State Soil Conserva
tion Committee at Raleigh, North
Carolina, petitions signed by a
total of 227 landowners represent
ing 139,611 acres, pursuant to the
provisions of the Soil Conserva
tion Districts Law (Chap. 393
Public Laws, 1937) requesting
Crash Victim Given
Chance To Recover
To Sleep; Driver
Runs Into Pole
Ed Hall went to sleep, Elmo
Weaver lost control and the
automobile in which they were
riding crashed into a telephone
pole near Barnett’s service sta
tion about 2:30 yesterday af
Hall and Weaver, residents
of Route 5 Durham, were re
turning from Lynchburg when
Hall, apparently falling asleep,
fell against Weaver causing
the latter to lose control of the
car. Both were taken to Gen
try-Williams hospital for treat
ment, Weaver for a broken
knee cap and Hall for various
cuts, bruises and abrasions.
The car was extensively dam
A check up at the end of the
fourth school month revealed the
largest elementary and high
school enrollment in the history
of the Bethel Hill school.
Every room has an enrollment
of over forty students while a
number of the rooms have an en
rollment of over fifty. The lar
gest enrollment in any one room
is fifty-nine. The total enrollment
of the elementary school is 382
while the enrollment of the high
school is 153.
The first and second grade en
rollment has decreased in most
state schools this year, but there
has been an increase in enroll
ment in these two grades here.
Practically every member of
the 535 student body is trans
ported to and from school by
means of the seven state-owned
school busses which are driven
by student drivers.
The attendance at the end of
this school year will give Bethel
Hill an additional teacher. This
teacher will probably teach the
overflow in the fifth and sixth
“The real source of all bio
graphy is the confession of the
man himself to somebody.”
the organization of Dan River
Soil Conservation District, and
WHEREAS, the lands to be in
cluded in said district by said pe
tition comprises lands in Per
son, Caswell, Rockingham, and
Stokes Counties described sub
stantiaUy as follows:
All of the area included with
in the boundaries of said coun
ties, excepting and excluding
towns and village lots, and lands
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The ladies of Oak Grove church
will serve supper at the Commun
ity House, Friday, January 20
from 5 until 7 o’clock. Bruns
wick stew -25 c; Salad Course -
25c;JPie -10 c; Coffee free.
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIME&
Latest Reports Say Dan
Loftis Still Unconscious;
Dan Loftis, popular young Rox
boro man, was given a fair chance
to recover, according to latest re
ports on his condition received
Loftis and his companion, Jack
Withers, Danville pilot were crit
ically injured when their Cub
plane crashed in a fog near Mid
ville, Ga. late Wednesday after
non. They were both taken to an
In a telephone conversation
with relatives here, Fred Long;
local electrical contractor for
whom Loftis worked, reported the
injured man was still unconscious
late Friday night but there was
hope that he would recover. The
only apparent injury which could
be discerned from the outside, he
said, were two black eyes. No
bones were believed broken in
Physicians reported Loftis took
a little nourishment Friday.
Mrs. Cora Loftis, mother o t
the injured man, left here early
Thursday morning to be with her
son. Mr. and Mrs. Long joined
her there Friday afternoon.
Loftis and Withers in their Cub
plane were flying northward af
ter attending the Miami air rac
es last week. It was reported that
they ran into bad weather and
were forced to fly blind, becom
ing lost in the fog and hitting a
tree. Withers suffered fractures
of both legs as well as sever*
head and internal injuries.
Their accident was one of a
series of crackups occurring in
Georgia on the same day as a
fleet of “flivver” ships began fly
ing northward following the
Withers is a pilot at a Danville
airport while Loftis is a student
Mr. and Mrs. Long are expect
ed to return here today.
For Honor Court
Approximately 20 scouts came
up before the Boy Scout Court of
Honor which met Friday night in
the Junior Order room at Long
Composing the court was James
C. Harris, Henry O’Briant, and
Sam Merritt and presiding over
the night’s meeting was Rev. T.
M. Vick, pastor of the Longhunt
Methodist church and scoutmas
ter of the Longhurst troop.
With some 50 scouts present all
told, about 20 were applying for
higher honors. Although a few
failed to pass their tests, a major
ity showed excellent training in
their respective fields.
A. P. Patterson, scout execu
tive of Cherokee Council, waa
present for Friday’s meeting as
was Bruce Carter, scout commis
Following the adjournment at
the Court of Honor, the scouts en
gaged in a number of games «"d
Announcement was made that
the next meeting of the court will
be held on February 10.
ACCEPTS POSITION " 7
Joe Lee Crowell, resident of
Roxboro for many years, has ac
cepted a position with Heath Mo
tor Company in Charlotte and
will leave Monday. He has for
merly been connected with Per
son Motors here. • .it,,. V
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