IF -IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PJERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY A THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY
Big 300,000 Extra Vote Offer Ends Saturday February 11th.
LOCAL UNITS GET
iARGER SHARE OF
Amn Committee Adapts
Compromise Reducing Sta
tes Share To 25 Percent
Moving into the last stretch in
the final shaping up of the 1939
revenue bill, which will be the
State’s first permanent revenue
law, the joint finance commit
tee yesterday adopted the much
discussed provision providing for
the so-called diversion of high
way funds without a word of
debate and voted to give the
counties and cities 75 percent of
the proceeds of the intangible
tax instead of the 59 percent
which they received last year.
Action on the highway fund in
cluded retention of present ex
emptions to the sales tax, with
ice and medicine added to essen
tial foods and some building ma
As the bill now stands it will
yield about $450,000 a year or
WWO in the biennium less than
Vjtm it came from the Budget
4BM* estimate takes the most
optimistic >Jlew of the collec
tions from the intangible tax.
This tax was levied for the first
time in 1937 following the adop
tion of an amendment to the Con-
under which it was
widely .-predicted -that'-r&bnue
for the State would run into mil
lions of dollars. Bateg were fixed
at a low point inf order to bring
out of hiding intangible property
which has never been listed un
der the high rates, charged by
counties and cities.
So far results have been dis
appointing. The tax was estimat
ed to yield $2,000,000 during each
year of the present biennium but
jinsftead of deceiving $1,000,000
each last year, State only got
$470,000 and locaf units the same
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37 Taxes To Be
Week In March
Delinquent Person County tax
es for the year 1937 will be ad
vertised the first week in March,
Sheriff M. T. Clayton said yes
The sheriff, who is also collec
tor of county taxes, urged all
who have not paid their 1937
dues to do so at once in order to
prevent the advertising.
“This date is absolute,” he said,
“and we do not expect it to be
Mrs. Jack Woody is a new
entrant representing Bethel
-Hill, a good community for
real support. Miss Manila O’-
Briant of Allensville is a pro
mising new worker who is off
to a good start and seems to
■have plenty of determination
to be a winner. Miss
Berry of the Hurdle Mills com
munity is signed up as a con
testant and no doubt can get
a good share of the $2,000 in
which is here for real
workers. There is stili room for
a few more workers who are
willing to go after it and know
how to keep from saying “1
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Person Coutry Times
”100 Percent; Dentally Fit”
Taken at the conclusion of a special State Board of Health dental clinic, 157 pupils of the Ca-
Vel school, faculty members and local notables are shown in the above photo. The picture was taken
just after all “necessary dental work” at the school had been completed.
Recognized on the left side of the photo are Dr. A. L. Allen, health officer, R. B. Griffin, super
intendent of county .schools, Miss Elizabeth Lancaster and Mrs. Ben Brown, faculty members. On the
right side may be seen Miss Mable Montague, Mrs. R. W. Trowbridge, Mrs. Ray Parrish, Miss Anna
Wooding Winstead, faculty members and Dr. A. C. Early, health dentist.
Photo by Simpson
Dr. A. C. Early, 'Dentist,
Completes Successful Cli
nic At Local School.
“One hundred percent dentally
fit” were the words used by Dr.
A. C. Early, dentist with the
State Health Department, in des
cribing Ca-Vel school children
following a two and a half weeks
dental clinic conducted by him.
Dr. Early, who completed a
similar clinic at Bushy Fork last
month and now has one under
way at Hurdle Mills, was enthus
iastic in his praise of the Ca-Vel
school, its teachers, students and
parents. Describing the attitude
of both parents and teachers as
“very cooperative,” Dr. Early also
praised mill officials for their help
in making the clinic successful.
One hundred fifty seven pup
ils were examined and treated
with a total of 1,003 operations,
he said. All teeth were cleaned
and all necessary dental work
done during the two and a half
week period. A total of six class
room lectures were made by the
So enthusiastic were the child
ren about the project, Dr. Early
said, one boy, Espy Jones, Jr., re
fused to get in the picture of the
group shown above because he
had been absent and had not
had his teeth cleaned. Needless
to say his needs were cared for
immediately after the picture was
Movie Quiz End Near
On the night of February 27th.,
immediately after the first show,
the names of the winners of the
‘tMovie Quiz Contest” will be
made public at the Palace thea
tre of this city.
The announcement will be
made around 8:45 p. m.
The Peoples Bank of Roxboro,
will receive a sealed letter two
or three days prior to February
27th. which will contain the
names of the winners of the lar
ge prizes and these names will
Revaluation Bill For Person
County Pending In Senate
R. L. Perkins, president of the
Person County Fair for 1938,
stated this week, that all out
standing checks given as pre
miums for exhibits should be pre
sented to his at once for pay
Payment has been delayed on
several of these checks, but Mr.
Perkins wishes to wind up this
part of the fair.
Checks may be presented to
him on the street or at his of
fice on Reams ave.
Improvements are being made
around the front of the Palace
Theatre of this city. Manager Kir
by indicates that there will be
more lights and perhaps a sand
wich counter for the convenience
of theatre patrons.
Little A. M. Burns HI, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. A M. Burns,
Jr., is seriously ill at Duke hos
pital. His condition was reported
as “about the same” this morn
be read out at the theatre.
The bank has already been no
tified to deliver this confident
ial message and has agreed to do
so. No one will know prior to
the announcement whether there
is a winner in this county or not.
i . A large number of people in
Roxboro and Person County en
, tered the contest and Manager O.
i T. Kirby of the Palace theatre
r has a hunch that there might be
s a winner in this county. The
• first prize is $50,000 and there
l'are 5,004 prizes in all. *>
Property Revaluation Will
Get Underway In County
Soon After Passage.
A compete revaluation of all
real property in Person County
will get underway as soon as a
local bill authorizing it is passed
by the State Senate, County Ac
countant J. S. Walker, who also
will supervise the revaluation, in
The bill, prepared by County
Attorney R. P. Burns and spon
sored by Representative Ed P.
Warren of Person, has already
passed the House of Representa
tives and is now pending before
the upper branch of the General
The revaluation must be com
pleted before April Ist. when
property is given in for taxes.
The last complete revaluation
was in 1920. A revaluation was
authorized in 1932 but due to
the lateness of its approval by
the legislature, the county took a
horizontal cut instead of reval
uation as planned.
According to the law, two men
will be appointed in each town
ship who will make the reval
uation under the tax supervisor.
Moves To Compile
Bushy Fork P. T. A. school of
ficials moved today to compile
an active list of the alumni of the
Said they in commenting on the
movement: “Since Bushy Fork
has made such progress during
the past three years in its new
location and new building, it
has been suggested that a list of
all the alumni be compiled in or
der to keep them informed of the
activities of the school. We de-.
sire to make this list as nearly
accurate as possible.”
It was indicated that, in an
effort to get as complete a pic
ture as is reasonably possible, it
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Time For Person
Plant-bed time is here and
soon the farmers of this county
will be planting another crop of
Approximately forty fertilizer
dealers in Person County are
making an effort to get the fer
tilizer business from the tobacco
growers and the growers are now
buying a few sacks for their
plant-beds. By the end of next
month the fertilizer season will
be hitting its full stride and
truck loads of this crop making
material will be riding to the
Right now the farmers are
making applications for loans
from different lending agencies.
This is a very important detail
as it is generally understood that
a large amount of fertilizer is
purchased on borrowed money.
Some farmers predict that to
bacco will sell good next year;
others shake their heads. All are
anxious for the selling season to
begin and regardless of whether
the price is high or low there
will be a large amount produced
in this county unless hard luck
strikes in the form of hail, too
much rain, not enough rain, blue
mold, too much sunshine, not
enough sunshine, too much wind
or.too many fires while curing
Person is a tobacco county—
what will the harvest be?
Active Workers Getting
Results As Big Extra
Vote Offer Nears Close
Every Active Worker Will Make Good Sum Os Cash!
MR. PUBLIC: Now is the time to give your favorite campaign
worker your subscription which will help them to win the S6OO
award. One subscription given now will count them more
votes than two will later in campaign.
CA-VEL LEADS THE VOTE LINE UP THIS WEEK
Roxboro, Leasburg and Bethel Hill Follow Close.
Mrs. Matt Dickerson of Ca-Vel is leading the vote line for this
week. She has good boosters and plenty of determination. Miss
Cushwa and Mrs. Stewart are second in the lineup this week,
and a couple of real fighters they are. Mrs. Day, Miss Chand
ler and Wheeler Carver are doing some splendid work and
running a close third in the line-up in the lively race for the
big awards. Mrs. Jack Woody of Bethel Hill is getting started
off with results very commendable for a new worker. “Who
Will Win” depends largely on the workers themselves.
Workers Who Are Low This Week May Be Leaders
By Next Week. Think Now! Figure Now! Act Now!
10 MORE WORKERS WANTED IN THIS CAMPAIGN
List of Candidates in The Times “Cash Offer” Campaign and
Percentage Votes accepted for publication:
Name Town Votes
Mrs. Coy E. Day Roxboro 76,500
Mrs. C. E. Stewart Roxboro 77,000
Miss Nannie Willie Cushwa.. Roxboro 77,000
Mrs. Matt Dickerson Ca-Vel 79,500
Miss Mary Emma Strum Roxboro 65,000
Mrs. Jack Woody Bethel Hill 75,000
Miss Lucy Gray Chandler ... Leasburg 76.500
Miss Margaret A. Jones Roxboro 73,000
Miss Lena Buchanan Rougemont 20,000
Miss Ruth Lunsford Timberlake 69,000
Miss Manila O’Briant Allensville 70,000
Mrs. lola Thomas Gwyn .... Semora 70,000
Wheeler Carver Roxboro 76,500
A. G. Adcock Roxboro, Rt. 3 20,000
Mrs. S. D. Clayton Roxboro, Rt. 3 67,000
Miss Lucile Berry Hurdle Mills 20,000
S6OO 6- S4OO At Stake
All Candidates are requested to make a cash report to
Campaign Office each Wednesdy and Saturday, or have report
ip mail bearing postmark of that date.
A WINNER NEVER QUITS A QUITTER NEVER WINS!
Subscriptions Count More
Votes If Turned In During .
First Period Ending Feb. Ilthr
Will Be Held
Mrs. Claudia Russell Cash died
of a heart attack at 4:45 o’clock
yesterday morning after being BP
for three days. She was 65 years
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at
the First Baptist church.
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. Ed Cozart of Stem, Mrs. Doy
le Wagnor, Mrs. Fred Kirkland
and Mrs. R. M. O’Briant, Jr., of
Roxboro; three sons, Banks Cash
of Rougemont ,Alex Cash of Rox
boro and Connie Cash of Rox
boro; one brother, Hunter Cozart
of Burlington; and 2 sisters, Mrs.
Ida Meadows of Roxboro and
Mrs. Lucresse Parrish of Dan
The body will lie in state at the
First Baptist church for one hour
before the funeral, to be held at
the church under the direction
of the Rev. W. F. West, pastor.
Burial will be in Red Mountain
W. G. Bradsher yesterday un
derwent an operation a.t McPher
son’s hospital in Durham. He is
reported recuperating nicely.
THE TIMES IS PERSON*
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
More Extra Votes *
Subscribers Urged To Give
Subscrifl|t|ons Now While
They Count Most Votes.
STILL ROOM FOR MORE
WORKERS IN CAMPAIGN
One Subscription Now
Worth More Than Two La
ter In Campaign.
Saturday night, February 11th*
is the end of the biggest votes
on $30.00 “clubs” of subscriptions.
This offer was made to boost ear
ly workers and to attract new
members. By turning in to cam
paign headquarters $30.00 worth
of old and new subscriptions on
or before Saturday night, any
member may obtain 300,000 extra
votes. Two clubs would earn 600,-
000 extra votes and so on. Get as
many of these $30.00 clubs as is
your ability to sell.
Subscriptions carry a far great
er vote value now than they will
ever again, therefore, it behoos—
es everyone to do his level best
now while subscriptions yield
such a tremendous vote value.
Financial independence is the
dream of every individual— yet
when opportunity knocks at our
door, we seldom recognize it.
The Times offers to every man.
and woman in this territory an
opportunity to acquire some
thing they have probably dream
ed of all their lives —a new car
the down payment on a new
home the start of a college
education —a vacation abroad
a thriving business or a reserve
The “Cash Offer” Campaign
points the way to any of these
things. A handsome reward is of
fered for your efforts. This news
paper recognizes that the return
of prosperity necessitates the
spending of money and offer*
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For Library Aid
The Roxboro Woman’s club at
its regular meeting Monday after
noon at the Community house
endorsed the State Aid for Lib
raries bill and dispatched tele--
grams to Senator John S. Watkins
and Representative Ed P. War
ren urging their vote for the bill
in the current General Assem
At the business session presided*
over by Mrs. R. H. Shelton, it
was voted to donate sls to the
health department to help replace
an X-ray tube in the fluoroscope
machine used in the fight against
A nominating committee com
posed of Mrs. Jack Strum, chair
man, Mrs. J. H. Lanning and Mrs.
R. H. Gates was appointed to
present a new slate of officers
for the year at the next meet
ing of the club. Mrs. Homer B.
Mask, president of the Bth. dis
trict, will visit the dub at its
March meeting, it was announced.
A musical program under the
direction of Mrs. S. B. Winstead
and presenting part of the high
school glee club was a special
ture of the afternoon’s program.