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I . VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY Sc THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 1938 NUMBER THIRTY-TWO
[Get Your Winning Votes This Week--Last S3O Club Offer
E ALUMNI OF BUSHY
I? FORK HOLD BIG
J RALLY YESTERDAY
r ’ ——
Approximately 100 People
Attend Organization Meet
ing At School Building.
The Bushy Fork Alumni Club
fe held its first meeting Tuesday
night at the school building with
over 100 pupils, former pupils
and teachers present for the oc
B. I. Satterfield, native of Per
son county and former principal
of Bushy Fork High school pre
sided over the meeting. Mr. Sat-
I terfield is now am, attorney of
The dinner, consisting of bruns
wick stew, coffee, ice cream and
pie was served by) the Home
Demonstration Club of Bushy
The principal address of the
evening was made by J. S. Mer
ritt, a former teacher. Merritt
spoke on “Comunity Spirit” and
urged the alumni of Bushy Fork
to join in and help with all wor
Invocation was pronounced by
W. R. Wilkerson, chairman of the
Person County Board of Educa
tion. The “Welcome Address”
was given by Jerry Hester, prin
cipal of the school. Mrs. V. O.
Blalock, a former teacher and
Hester, in his remarks, recount
ed the history of the school in a
limited way and praised the com
munity for its splendid spirit. He
outlined as an objective for next
year the erection of a commun
The history of Bushy Fork
school, from its beginning in 1908
until now, was given by Mrs. C.
H. Nelson. Mrs. Nelson had a
complete story of the school and
it proved to be very interesting
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Wet Kite Tail Fell Across
Electric Wires To Bring
Lamar street residents thought
that the end of the world had ar
rived Sunday night when they
were aroused from their slumber
about one o’clock by a grinding
electrical sound and a blinding
flash that lit up the entire house.
Maay thought that they were
about to be electrocuted right
in "their own homes and when
they tried to turn on their lights
they failed to get any response.
Afer three flashes it was all ov
er and the lights came back.
All of this was caused by the
tail of a kite, cloth, that was
stretched across two wires on
Lamar street. The kite had drop
ped on the wires Sunday after
jioon. It was later removed, but
the tail was left hanging. Dur
-1 ing the night it became saturated
with moisture and then the
trouble started. Although there
W*s no danger to residents in
that vicinity it was only a lucky
break that the Carolina Power
and Litflt 00. did nqt lose a
transformer. Kite tails on electric
- wires are dangerous.
Tt was pointed out in Roxboro
“Monday that even a kite string
Attached to a kite might prove to
be very dangerous should it come
f. in contact with an electric wire.
If the string absorbs moisture it
could easily conduct a charge of
electricity. A» flute flyers are
In Ceffo Section
Funeral services for Rover
Duncan, 22, former Person coun
i ty man who killed his girl com
panion, Miss Margaret May, and
then turned the gun on himself
early Sunday near Danville, Va.,
were held Monday afternoon near
Ceffo in this county.
Interment was made in Long’s
cemetery not far from the Chub
Lake vicinity where Duncan had
lived with his family for most of
his life before moving to his pre
sent home near Danville. The
double shooting occurred at the
home of the 28-year-old woman
at Mountain Hill, about 10 miles
this side of Danville.
The pair had just returned
from a school entertainment to
which they had been accom
panied by Miss Florence May,
sister of the dead woman, shortly
before the shootings occurred.
The final rites for Miss May
were conducted from her home
at Mountain Hill Monday also.
Guy Gox, 60,
Guy Cox, 80, resident of Char
les street here, died suddenly
’last night at 12:30 o’clock.
Mr. Cox was the representative
of the Singer Sewing Machine
company in this community and
had lived here for about a year
and a half.
Funeral arrangements, al
though not complete at a late
hour today, indicated that the
final rites will be held tomorrow
afternoon in Sanford with Rev.
O. I. Hinson, pastor of Mr. Cox
at Morris Chapel Methodist
church, and Rev. J. B. Currin of
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Annie Pate Cox, one brother,
Talmadge Cox of Jonesboro,
three sisters, Mrs. H. B. Bowman
of Sanford, Mrs. Reid Simpson of
Jonesboro, and Mrs. Olive Buie
Let Us Pay Your
We have a hospital policy
from $7.00 per year up. If you pay
$12.00 we can pay $75.00 on the
operation. This policy pays for
If you have a group of people
we can give you a policy for 60
cents each month.
If it is Insurance see—
KNIGHTS INS. AGENCY
Todd Leaves To Attend
Relatives In Stricken Area
Rev. N. J. Todd, Baptist pas
tor of several churches in Per
son county, left ygsterday for
Windsor, Bertie county, scene of
Tuesday’s tornado, to be with
numerous relatives and friends
stricken in the disaster.
Among those mentioned by Mr.
Todd were the Castellos, Mrs. E.
E. and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cas
tello, who were among the score
injured, and Bob Lawrence, 94.
one of the three left dead in the
wake of the storm.
Reverend Todd yesterday leav
Carolinas’ Methodist Bishop
Will Preach Here Sunday
Edgar Long Pulpit Will Be
Occupied By Bishop Pur
cell At Morning Service.
Bishop Clare Purcell of Char
lotte, head of the Methodist
church in North and South Caro
lina, will preach at the morning
hour service at Edgar Long Me
morial Methodist church Sunday,
Rev. J. H. Lanning, pastor, said
The pastor in announcing the
Bishop’s coming, yesterday took
occasion to invite all who would
like to hear him to be present at
the Sunday service, This is Bish
op Purcell’s first visit to this vi
“ Movie Quiz”
Winners To Be
The first 25 and all local win
ners in the $250,000 Movie Quiz
contest will be announced from
the stages of the Palace and Dol
ly Madison theatres Monday
night at 9:30 o’clock, local thea
tre officials have announced.
5,404 prizes will be distributed
in all, ranging from the $50,000
first prize down to 5,000 $lO pri
Names of the first 25 winners
and all local winners have been
received by the Peoples Bank and
will be held confidential until re
leased to the theatre managers
shortly after 8 o’clock Monday
for the final announcement.
Large numbers of local peo
ple are believed entered in the
big contest and are hopeful of
being among those announced at
the end of next Monday’s first
Gets Broken Leg
Bennie Lee, 25-year-old young
Roxboro man, sustained a brok
en leg Tuesday night around 8
o’clock when he was knocked
down by an automobile about
three miles outside of Durham
on the Roxboro road.
Lee was reported to have been
hitch-hiking a ride to Roxboro
when the accident occurred. The
car was driven by Miss Elly Wag
ner, housekeeper for Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Lyon of Durham. She
told investigating officers that
Lee was standing on the hard
surface and she did not see him
in time to avoid hitting him.
He was taken to Watt’s hos
pital in a Hall-Wayne ambulance.
TAKES NEW JOB
Mr. Charlie Stewart is now as
sociated with the local W. P. A.
ing forth« stricken area recall
ed that he preached in that neigh
borhood the first four years of
is ministry and was also reared
in that section of Bertie county.
He said he was well acquainted
with many of the injured as well
as many whose property was
damaged by the tornado.
Hie storm struck shortly after
6:30 p. m. Tuesday in the Green’s
Cross section and nearly all hous
es in the line of the tornado were
demolished. The path of the
storm was believed about three
and a half miles wide.
cinity since he was elected at the
general conference last May. He
has previously been in Alaba
ma and succeeded Bishop Paul B.
- Kern in the Carolina post,
t No extra service is being plan
■ ned because of the Bishop’s pre
l sence, Mr. Lanning said. The us
■ ual service with the Bishop do
, ing the preaching will be the or
l der of the day.
Bishop Purcell, although mak
s ing his first visit here, has sev
: eral relatives here which include
l Mrs. R. L. Wilburn and Mrs. A.
• S. deVlaming, well known resi
• dents of the city. He will be ac
■ companied here by Mrs. Purcell.
Os East Roxboro
: Representatives of East Rox
-1 boro reported the doings of their
• troop in glowing terms at the
regular meeting of the local Boy
• Scout council held in the office
of Dr. A. F. Nichols Tuesday
1 New President O. B. Mcßroom
presided over the approximately
dozen acouters and scoutmas
-1 ters who were on hand for the
regular meeting. ' *
According to reports of Charles
Green, scoutmaster, and Raymond
; Clayton, assistant scoutmaster,
the East Roxboro troop is mak
ing as much or more progress as
any in the county. Also reported
, by them was the recently organiz
ed scout Sunday School class
which has created much interest
in the community. A full atten
dance was reported each Sun
day. The scout leaders also paid
high tribute to the parents of the
community who had shown deep
interest in the undertaking to in
sure its success.
All troops were reported in
good shape and as starting off
the year with good attendances.
1 An attempt will be made to
reorganize the Timberlake scout
troop around the first week in
March and E. G. Thompson and
Clyde Swartz were delegated to
go to Timberlake and talk the
matter over with the P. T. A.
A. P. Patterson, scout execu
tive with headquarters in Reids
ville, was here for Tuesday
Attendance at local schools had
assumed a more normal aspect
yesterday as large numbers of
students out with colds and flu
returned to their studies.
R. B. Griffin, county superin
tenent, reported all schools had
reopened Monday with consider
ably less cases of sickness in the
city schools than last Thursday,
when it was considered advis
able to close for the remainder of
Quite a few absences were re
ported at both Ca-Vel and Long
hurst Monday also. Attendance
picked up in all schools Tuesday,
however, and was considered
quite good Wednesday.
Thus far, the county superin
i tendent advised, there have been
i relatively few cases of flu noted
in the county schools.
February’s meeting of the local
P. T. A. was held Tuesday after
noon at the Central school with
a large number of parents in
A musical program by children
of the Central school was one of
the main features of the after
noon, consisting of numbers by
the toy orchestra of the primary
grades, selections by the picolet
te band, a chorus by children of
the fifth and sixth grades, all
under the direction of Mrs. S. B.
Winstead, and a minuet by child
ren of the fourth grade under
the direction of Miss Virginia
Wilson, physical education in
Miss Claire Harris spoke brief
ly on “Better Understanding Be
tween Parents and the School,”
and Rev. W. F. West conducted
the devotional portion of the pro
Mrs. H. M. Beam, president of
the P. T. A. presided over a short
business session and the atten
dance banner was awarded to W.
S. Sledge’s room at the high]
Hard Fight For Lead
Among Candidates In
Big Campaign This Week
Candidates ape wagring a furious battle for the all impor
tant subscriptions in THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES Cash
Offer Campaign this week as the final offer of big votes on
S3O Clubs comes to a close Saturday night. All workers busy
this week. Saturday promises to show best results of any week
of campaign so far.
Business Landed Between Now and Saturday Night
Will Largely Be Determining Factor As To
Who Will Win S6OO Award.
ALLENSVILLE AND CA-VEL LEAD THIS WEEK
Bethel Hill, Roxboro, Leasburg and Rt. 3 Follow Close
Miss Manila O’Briant, Allensville, and Mrs. Matt Dicker
son, Ca-Vel, are tied for the lead in the vote line up for this
week. Mrs. Jack Woody, Bethel Hill and Mrs. C. E. Stewart,
Roxboro, are second, with Miss Cushwa, Mrs. Clayton and Miss
Chandler deadlocked for third position in the lineup. Many
changes taking place as the determined workers strive for all
subscriptions possible before Saturday, the end of big S3O club
votes. It can be win or lose on this last big club vote offer.
What will you do about it?
WINNERS OF LAST WEEK’S EXTRA CASH PRIZES
WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SUNDAY’S TIMES
One 1-Year Subscription This Week Will Count Almost
As Many Votes As Two Subscriptions Next Week.
Why Not Get Your Votes NOW?
List of Candidates in The Times “Cash Offer” Campaign and
Percentage Votes accepted for publication:
Name Town Votes
Mrs. Coy E. Day Roxboro 305,000
Mrs. C. E. Stewart Roxboro 314,000
Miss Nannie Willie Cushwa.. Roxboro 312,500
Mrs. Matt Dickersqn Ca-Vel 316,000
Miss Mary Emma Strum Roxboro 235,000
Mrs. Jack Woody Bethel Hill 314,000
Miss Lucy Gray Chandler ... Leasburg 312,500
Miss Margaret A. Jones Roxboro 311,000
Miss Lena Buchanan Rougemont 108,000
Miss Ruth Lunsford Timberlake 102,000
Miss Manila O’Briant Allensville 316,000
Mrs. lola Thomas Gwyn Semora 205,000
Wheeler Carver Roxboro 309,000
Mrs. S. D. Clayton Roxboro, Rt. 3 312,500
Few More Days of Club Votes—Act Now! Your Last
Chance On Biggest Votes.
- REMEMBER SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 25th.
$60,0 For One of the Workers S4OO Cash For Another
Two Other Good Awards.
For A Few Weeks Work—Win This Week.
ARE YOUWTO WIN?
You Can Win Or Lose
During Last Big s3o*oo
Club Offer Ends Feb. 25th
Many Subscriptions Will Be Sold This Week
Wfiile They Count Most Votes; Only Few Hours
Left Os Big Offer.
ONLY 20 WORKING DAYS STILL REMAIN
First And Second Awards In The “Cash Offer” Cam
paign Represent SI,OOO Value, Which Few Candidates
Stop To Realize—And Too, That Your Chance Is Just
As Good To Win As Your Competitor’s—Think This
Over Seriously and Do Not Overlook Anything—This
Week on Last Call for “S3O Club Votes—Get Them Now
Roxboro observed George
Washington’s birthday in a
mild sort of away.
The bank, postoffice, de
pot and health department
were all closed. Other than
these, all institutions re
mained open as usual and
business continued the even
course of its way.
Flags were flying in many
sections of the city in vis
accorded the Father of our
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THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER
The result of the Person Coun
ty Times “Cash Offer” Campaign
for circulation last week was
most gratifying. With few ex
ceptions each candidate went
“over the top” in great style, and
with colors flying turned in more
than they predicted they would
at the beginning of the week.
Biggest Drop In Votes
This week only—each one year
subscription earns 17,750 votes
including club votes Next week
only 19,090, a drop of 7,750 votes
on each subscription.
As a final call goes out fgr the
end of the extra votes on $M
clubs, members of The Times
“Cash Offer” Campaign are
combing their territory in an ef
fort to obtain all possible sub
scriptions. Saturday night pro— -
mises to see all records broken
in the number of subscriptions
turned in so far in the
In fact, several of the memben
already have a nice business te
report Saturday and those whe
have not will do well to take hee«t
and get busy on that last minute
rush for the big credits.
Big Vote Offer
Begining Monday, February 20,- -
ending Saturday, February 36,
255,000 extra votes will be given
to each and every S3O club of
both new and old subscriptions
turned in. This is the last extre
that will be made for clubs of
subscriptions, and the candidate
who is ahead at the end of this
last extra vote offer will more
than likely have a better side of
the vote question at the end of
Many Changes Take Place
Candidates who have been
slightly down on the list of stand
ing are climbing to the top. This
is apparently making the ones
who had a few more votes to
their credit realize that the mar
gins of leadership are very nar
row, and it’s anybody’s race for
the big awards.
To come out victorious in the
race is the aim of every live
wire Candidate and from the ac
tivity friends of the contestants
are showing, it appears that there
is intense rivalry on every hand,
Each Candidate has his or her
circle of friends boosting their
favorite, and their factions are
“Up In Arms” in earnest, pitch
ing in with enthusiasm and ener
gy to put their favorite Candidate
(Continued On Bade Page)
The opportunity eeopwo
good for 100,000 extra votes
each with SIO.OO in sntscife
tions are only good until Sat
urday, March 4th. if y«m have
not yet completed yea cospei—
get busy now and do m hy
Saturday, March 4UI, and reap
the tiweandw of extra, vote* i |
they are good ter. TU* extern §
offer wffl positively net ho aw- [