IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
.FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
$600.00 And $400.00 Top; Prizes In Cash Offer Campaign
Warehousemen Write Finis
To 1938-39 Selling Season
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Newly sworn in Solicitor Wil
li lm H. Murdock of Durham will
be one of the new faces seen at
next week’s term of Superior
court which convenes here Mon
day. Murdock will be prosecuting
his first Superior Court docket.
Murdock, New Solicitor,
To Make First Official Ap
Superior Court will convene
here Monday morning for a ses
sion which promises to be both
short and snappy, only eight or
"10 cases of, more or less, minor
nature appearing on the dock
Prosecuting for the first time
since his election last November
will be Wiliam H. Murdock, Dur
ham attorney who succeeds Leo
Carr. A former Judge of Record
ers court in Durham, Murdock
will be making his first official
visit to Roxboro.
On the bench will be Judge G.
Vernon Cowper of Kinston who
has appeared in the local court
room on several other occasions.
Scheduled to appear in the
January term is the manslaugh
ter case against Charlie Tatum,
young Roxboro man, whose car
fatally injured Sam Norwood,
aged Negro, last fall. Other cases
of minor importance such as lar
ceny, 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. Stanfield, 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 Clay
ton, W. J. Yarboro, A. C. Grav
itte. Spurgeon Dixon, John T.
Hortoji, O. B. Mcßroom, S. J.
Dickens, J. B. Seate, E. M. Wells,
G. E. Holeman, A. W. Hicks,
Stephen Moore, A. C. Day, J. M.
Burton, A. R. Warren, W. K.
Moore, T. L. Franklin, W. R. An
derson, W. A. Young, T. G. Luns
ford, W. J. Snipes and W. J. Dean.
B. B. Knight, local insurance
man, has again been named a
member of the 1938 Honor Club,
and awarded a free trip to Col
In'a recent campaign in honor
■of President Adams of the Ohio
State Life, Mr. Knight stood
ithtsd in the nation.
The convention will be held at
the Deshler hotel Monday
Market Ends Season A
bout Million Pounds Be
hind Last Season Despite
The local tobacco market took
one final gasp Friday and
died a natural death as ware
housemen wrote finis to the 1938-
39 selling season.
Only about 10,000 pounds of
the golden weed graced the floors
of Roxboro’s four houses on the
final day and high prices were
equally scarce since most of the
offerings were largely scrap and
Final figures credited the
market with 3,545,631 pounds
sold at an average of around
$21.50 per hundred pounds, an
average which compares favor
ably with others in the immedi
ate vicinity. In the nine day sel
ling period which followed the
Christmas vacation, 132,586
pounds were sold.
By comparison, this year’s
poundage was approximately a
million pounds less than last but
figures don’t tell the entire story.
A month and half ahead of sche
dule, a large portion of this
year’s crop had already been
sold before Roxboro, a member
of the Old Belt, was allowed to
Already, local tobacconists are
next year. X determined drive,
it is believed, will be made to
secure an opening date for Rox
boro at the same time that Dur
ham and Oxford, and other
members of the Bright Belt open.
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Funeral services were held yes
terday for Mrs. John B. Watkins
of Henderson, grandmother of
Miss Anne Watkins and mother
of the late W. C. Watkins of
Mrs. Watkins has been in ill
health for some time. Death oc
curred Thursday night at her
home in Henderson.
Here Are The Big Awards
SIOO IN CASH IS LOWEST REGULAR AWARD IN
BIG “CASH OFFER” CAMPAIGN NOW BEING ORGAN
IZED BY THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES.
Workers Urged To Enter Early.
First Award S 6OO Cash
Second Award S4OO Cash
Third Award $l5O Cash
Fourth Award SIOO Cash
2.0% Cash Comnission Guaranteed All Other Active Non-
Workers Wanted In Every Section Os
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Person and Adjoining Counties.
Territory Is Not Restricted All Subscriptions Carry
Votes On Big Awards New, Renewal And Back Pay
inehts Count The Same Votes. Nomination And First
Subscription Coupon With One Subscription Count Over
40,000 Votes To Start.
ENTER NOW WIN S6OO
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Times" Cash Offer” Campaign
Woman Are Held
Mrs. David Y. Walker of the
Allensville community of Person
County died at her home at 3:15
o’clock Thursday afternoon.
Death was attributed to com
plications. She has been ill for
the past eight days.
Funeral services were held
Friday afternoon at the hfme.
Interment was in the Provi
dence church cemetery. Rev. J.
L. Coley was in charge.
Active pall bearers were Tho
mas Perkins, George Perkins,
Luther Whitt, E. F. Fox, Horace
Buchannon and William Whitt.
Representatives Os Tobacco
Growing Counties To Dis
cuss Legislative Proposals.
Claude T. Hall, chairman of the
State advisory council, Friday
called a meeting of representa
tives of all of the tobacco grow
ing counties to be held in Ra
leigh Monday to discuss several
legislative proposals for the com
Mr. Hall is also chairman of
the legislative-committee appoint
ed at the Washington meeting
January 12, 13.
In his telegram to all county
agents Friday, Mr. Hall requested
that the county committee be
asked to select four representa
tive growers to attend the Ra
leigh meeting Monday, scheduled
for Pullen Hall at State college.
Several proposals have been
advanced by opponents and ex
ponents of the ill-fated tobacco
allotment plan which met de
feat in the referendum held De
cember 10. It is for the purpose
of discussiong these proposals
that Monday’s meeting has been
H. K. Sanders, local county
agent, yesterday said Person
County’s delegation had not been
lined up completely but it was
expected to be one representa
tive of all sections of the county.
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Loftis Plane Crash
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Shown above is a graphic picture of the plane crackup in which
Dan Loftis, local youth, and Jack Withers, Danville pilot, were ser
iously injured. Loftis is still in a semi-unconscious condition at an
Augusta hopital. The crash occurred near Midville, Ga., about 50
miles south of Augusta. The above is by courtesy of The Augusta
Legion Speaker Says Local
Post Is Best In District
Legon Commander Should
Be Person County , Man,
Declaring that the Lester
Blackwell Post of the American
Legion in Person County was the
Number one post in the Eleventh
district, Commander S. Amos
Maynard of Grensboro, opened
his talk in this city at the Leg
ion Hut Friday night.
Approximately one hundred
members of the American Legion
and their guests were present for
a fish fry with corn bread and
coffee. The meeting was presided
over by Local Commander R. H.
District Commander Maynard
I was loud in his praise of the
Person County Post and plainly
stated that the next district
commander should come from
Other speakers on the Friday
night program were F. B. Rich
ardson, W. F. Malone and Robert
Mosley, all of Greensboro.
The Lester Blackwell Post now
has 114 members and interest in
the work of the Legion is grow
ing every month. The meeting
last week was one of the best of
the past twelve months.
Following the supper the offi
cers remained for a short busi
ness session and a discussion of
a dance that is a regular feature
of the Legion in Roxboro.
William Lester Carver, 38, well
known citizen of this city, died in
Gentry-Williams hospital here
Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’-
Mr. Carver had been in ill
health for the past four years but
not until recently did his condi
tion become critical.
Surviving are his widow and
two sons, Wheeler and Revis Car
ver; one brother, John Carver,
and a sister, Mrs. Charlie Morris,
all of Roxboro.
Funeral services were held at
Grace Methodist church Saturday
afternoon with Rev. T. M. Vick
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W. A. Dobson To Be Main
Speaker At Annual Meet
ing In Yanceyville.
W. A. Dobson, who will make
the principal address at the Che
rokee Council annual meeting to
be held in Yanceyville Tuesday,
is Regional Scout Executive of
the Sixth Region consisting of 35
Boy Scout Councils in North and
South Carolina, Georgia and
Mr. Dobson is a native South
erner and has been doing both
volunteer and professional Scout
ing since 1921. He is recognized
throughout the native South as
an authority on boy leadership
and as an outstanding orator.
Over 250 people are expected
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Along The Way
With the Editor
You never can tell about Charlie Holeman. The other day I
was in his store and there was Charlie just shining away on his
shoes. He was going to Danville and doing his best to make his
shoes look good before he left. He must have used a whole can of
polish and worn out two or three rags. But Charlie went to Dan
ville and his shoes were shining.
Wow, it happened again. Bill Walker, Building and Loan man,
has decided that all past due payments to the Building and Loan
must be paid at once. He really has a few of the fellows in a sweat.
In just a short time we will let you know how Alex Bass is
getting on. As you probably know Alex has been managing a store
near Danville. A few days ago we sent him a notice that his sub
scription to the Times had expired. We are now waiting to see if
Alex is getting on nicely.
We also mailed a notice to our old friend Anderson Timberlake
wno is living in Greensboro. We know that Anderson is doing nice
ly, he just hasn’t had time to mail the check.
Then there’s Guthrie Bradsher, but everybody knows that Guth
rie has plenty of money.
O. B. Mcßroom was recently elected chairman of the Scout
Council in this county. “Mac” has plenty of time and money and for
that reason he should be able to keep the organization in good
shape. The Scouts understand that they now get free Coca-Colas
any time they stop by. his plant.
Fred Masten resigned as Scout secretary and now he will have
a little more time to devote to golfing. George Cushwa was elected
secretary and that means that he will have to cut down on his
Dewey Bradsher recently killed a large ten pound wild turkey
and Doctor Thaxton wants him to have all the boys up for a turkey
dinner. “Doc” says they can use part of the turkey and have lots
of gravy. That means plenty of sopping and boys like Jack Strum,
Dr. Thaxton, Sam Merritt, Gip Prillaman and Dick Bullock will
feel right at home.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 1939 NUMBER TWENTY-EIGHT
Four Big Cash Awards And A
Guaranteed Cash Commission
In The Times Big Campaign
To Begin Monday
At Central School
Examination of school child
ren at Central Graded School will
begin Monday morning, one day
earlier than schedule, it was an
nounced by Miss Lake Allen, staff
j nurse of the health department.
Approximately fifteen pupils
will be taken Monday, so that the
remainder of those to be exam
ined can be seen on Tuesday and
Students selected for examin
ation by the health officer in
clude all those hitherto unexam
ined, comprising the majority of
children in the first grades, and
all new entrants in any grade.
Special examination will be given
to those pupils repeating grades,
on request of the .. teacher. It is
expected that a toal of eighty
children approximately will be
observed during the school cli
nic at Central.
It is urged that parents, hav
ing children in school who are
to be examined, be present in or
der to be informed of correctible
defects or findings. As is custom
ary, parents of students to he
examined on Tuesday and Wed
nesday will receive notice on the
day preceding the day of the cli
nic. On account of the change of
schedule, parents of pupils to be
examined Monday will not re
ceive such slips. The list of those
pupils to be examined Monday
morning, beginning about 10:30
o’clock, whose parents will re
|CeiMe only; (this notioe, are as
follows: Alvis Chambers, Mil
dred Davis, Josephine Blalock,
Joy Anne Hamlin, Mary Ellen
Frederick, Paul Edward Cham
bers, Lynda Pulliam, Roy H.
Childress, Billy Hammond, Bet
ty Louise Soloman, Joyce Anne
Walker, Huddy B. Pulliam, Effie
Lee, Lucille Rollins, and Edward
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Many Territories In Wide
Field Now Open For Work
Early Start Is Best
Only two days have elapsed
since the announcement of the
“Cash Offer” Campaign, a sur
, prising amount of interest is
being manifested in the awards
| offered by the Person County
Times. With prizes ranging in
value from $600.00 down to
SIOO.OO cash, or a liberal com
mission, it is to be expected that
at least fifty persons will enter
the race and make a determined
effort to capture one of the a
The plan of the campaign is
such that everyone who takes an
active interest will be paid hand
somely, The reward is in direct
proportion to the effort put forth
and results secured.
SIOO.OO Per Week
Think of winning an award of
$600.00 in such a short time. The
person who wins will be paid at
the rate of almost SIOO.OO per
week. Each and every award in
the list is worth many times the
amount of effort that will be re
quired to win it.
A wonderful opportunity is be
ing offered the residents of this
section and those who are quick
to appreciate the offer will be
the ones the judges will call for
ward in a few weeks to claim the
Open To Everyone
A share in this distribution is
offered every man, woman, boy
and girl in the territory served
by the Person County Times. It
costs absolutely nothing to en
ter the “Cash Offer” Campaign
now or ever. You do not even
have to be a subscriber. All that
is necessary to start you is to fill
in the Nomination coupon and
send or bring it to Campaign
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Do You Need Cash?
The “Cash Offer” campaign
now being organized by the
Person County Times offers
you a splendid opportunity to
turn your spare moments in
immediate cash. Many people
who are in position to take a
part in this big cash dis
tribution fail to take the time
to read the details of the pro
position or investigate it. The
“Cash Offer” campaign is a 1
guaranteed business affair.-iif'
which many people Will make
a handsome sum of money in
the next few weeks, $600.00
will go to someone in this ter
ritory, $400.00 to another, and
two other valuable main cash
awards with a guaranteed
commission of 20 percent. ;to
all who fail to win one of the
regular awards. Those who are
considering the work should
come in at, once and get the
full details, try the work, see
for themselves what headway
they could make, then in the -
event they do not wish to con
tinue, they can withdraw.
What could be fairer than that,
we feel assured that those who
really make an effort will be
so agreeably surprised with
the fast headway they can
make and the unusual fascin
ation found in the work that
they will have no desire to
withdraw from the campaign.
IF YOU CAN USE EXTRA
CASH ENTER NOW! "