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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY A THURSDAY ROXRORO, NORTH CAROLINA NUMBER THtßTv.nmF.ii SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 19M
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* When—and If—the next war breaks out, London residents will be prepared. A specimen steel-lined shelter,
built for use as a first-aid and dressing station underground in case of an air raid, can now be bought by
private individuals or communities. The bomb shelter is a part of the national defense plans.
Rome, Italy—For the first
time, all three American cardi
nals will be in Rome in time for
the selection of a new Pope,
there having been no appoint
ment made to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Patrick
Cardinal Hayes of New York.
They were received with high
honors, but there is little chance
for the selection of a Pope from
the United States at the coming
conclave of cardinals.
ESCAPE CAPSIZED PLANE
■San Juan, Porto Rico— A Pan-
American Airways plane with 23
passengers and crew of 6 en route
from Miami, Fla., to Buenos J
Aires, Argentine, capsized in the
harbor while trying to land in a
storm. All occupants were saved
by a nearby craft.
SHORT LIVED REVOLUTION
Lima, Peru Taking advant
ge of the absence of President
Benevides on a . 3-day holiday,
General Antonia Redriques at
tempted to sieze the Government'
Palace shortly after he had bid-!
den the President an affectionate
farewell at Callao. Returning to!
Lima, he proclaimed himself
President and was promptly kill
ed by a loyal guard.
FRISCO FAIR DRAWS
San. Francisco, Cal—Treasure
■lsland, picturesque haifbor sett
ting of this city’s colorful world’s
fair, drew 138,000 visitors on the
first Sunday following its formal
opening ceremonies. A surprising
feature is a 182-foot ski jump on
artifical snow amid banks of
orange trees and blooming flow
TIRE COMPANIES SUED
Washington, D. C.—Eighteen
tig tire companies have been
sued by the Government for
41,063,474, that mm being three
times the loss charged on Federal
tire purchases caused by alleged
, collusive bidding. Tto civil net*
4fn was filed " fat the Federal
Courts in New York- under the
gparman Anti-Trust Act, Die
ygfenplaint charging that bids fay
the defendant companies werfa
"identical to the penny in each
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Along The Way
With the Editor—
You can look for C. C. Garrett to come out any day with a
statement that he has ripe tomatoes, green peas and Irish potatoes
in his garden. Cppeland always haa to tell one a little larger than
the other fellows about his garden.
Cephus Joyner says that he is moving to Rocky Mount. There
he will sell cars. Roxboro must not be large enough for Cephus.
That boy has always made plenty of money, but now he wants to
get into the big money class and for that reason he is going to a
larger place. In a few years he will probably have so much money
that he won’t recognize his-old friends inßexboro; -- -
It has been reported in the newspapers that the governor of
North Carolina asked the governor of South Carolina to have a
Coca-Cola” This happened last week in Charlotte while the general
assembly was in session there. Now Otey Mcßroom, your local
Coca-Cola dealer, thinks that Governor Hoey is the finest man in
all the world. Any governor who likes this bottled drink well
enough to ask his friend to have one is good enough for Otey.
Bushy Fork school had a big banquet last week. Over a hund
red people were presentr Among those present was Robert Hester.
There was a lot of speech making going on, but no one called on
Robert. Now it is said that Robert got mad because no one called
upon him to say his speech. Frank Whitfield said Robert had six
pages of speeching in his pocket and had a right to get mad.
- Wanted To Know Where Dolion Long got the $50.00 bill that
he had two weeks ago. It couldn’t have been his, but who would
trust him with $50.00 of their money?
Hurdle Mills now boasts of one
of the most modern lunch rooms
in the county, according to
Crisp new curtains are at the
windows and new dishes repose |
in new cabinets. More tables]
have been added with slip-un
der bem-chee to conserve space
while not in use, and accommo
date the enthusiastic diners at
The school is indebted to Mr.
Burch Davis and Mr. Calvin
Long, who gave their time to
make the carpentry improve
ments possible. These men repre
sent the spirit of the community,
which is giving the school it’s
The lunch room is sponsored
by the P. T. A. and the work is
done .by two members of the
community under the supervisi
on of the W. P. A. and N. Y. A.
Balanced meals are served and
it is now possible for each child
to get a hot, delectable lunch
Movie Quiz Winners Named Tomorrow
Local citizens are anxiously
awaiting tomorrow night’s . an
nouncement of the winners in the
$250,000 Movie Quiz contest'
which will be 'made from the
stages of the Palace and Dolly
Madison theatres .tomorrow night
just after the first; show.
Large numbers of local people
hava entered the £gig
several expect to Walk, off with.
An unofficial inspection of
Allensville’s new $43,000 school
building yesterday showed that|
building to be rapidly nearing
Another month’s work, weath
er conditions permitting, should
see the community’s dream of a
new school a reality. Superinten
dent Fred Masten of the George
Kane organization, contractors
for the building, yesterday said
their work would be completed
in a month provided no bad
weattfer set in.
Brick work on the building is
Practically finished, plasterers
are expected to get their part of
the work going within a few
days Approximately 50 workers,
mostly local people, have been
used on the eight classrooms,
large auditorium and ample of
fice space which comprise the
The old wooden building, now
being used for part of the gram
mer school, will be torn down as
soon as the new building is com
pleted, it is- understood. 7-
. one of the handsome .prizes The
winners of the first 25 prizes
and all local winners will be ah-,
, nounced here. '
The confidential announce
ment, now resting in the vaults
of the Peoples. Bank will be re
leased to theater managers
rooruy oezore to* WTflljipintpt
is to be made.
| Sergeant Speak
Pn G. Washington
Washington’s Birfchday was
the theme of the local Rotary
clufy’s regular meeting held at
Hotel Roxboro Thursday night.
In charge of the program was
W. A. Sergeant, a past president
of the club and one of its ablest
orators, who spoke in an interest
ing and informative manner on
this historical subject.
At a short business session the
club voted to hold its weekly
meetings at Hotel Roxboro dur
ing the next month.
Two new members were in
ducted into the organization at
Thursday’s meeting and inform
ed of their duties as Rotarians.
They were T. T. Mitchell and Dr.
G. W. Gentry.
A moving picture on “Ter
mites” will be the main feature of
the local Kiwanis club’s regular
meeting Monday, March 6th., ac
cording to W. W. “Bill” Warren,
who has charge of the program.
The picture has been prepared
and is being released by an ex
terminating company but pre
sents a timely subject for many
are faced with the problem of
coping with these pests.
CROWD ACCLAIMS FRANCO
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New York City—An estimated
throng of 10,000 citizens went
on record in a local armory as
applauding the Insurgent victory
in Spain, demanding absolute
neutrality on the part of Wash
ington politicans, condemned
their “abusive and contemptous
comment upon rulers of foreign
states,” and cheered references
to both Mussolini and Hitler for
“minding their own business.”
Communists and Reds, in the
Government and without, were
loudly denounced by prominent
INCOME TAX RETURNS
J P. Brassfield, state tax col-,
lector, will be in Register of
Deeds W. T. Kiirby’s office March J
7 through 9 to assist in making i
out State Income Tax returns and
also tax returns from the intan-'
Ten Campaign Workers
Win Extra Prizes During
Second Period oi Big Race
The winners are listed in alphabetical order according
to the first letter of their name, and the amount of their
These extra prizes were won by extra effort, as will
be the big regular awards that are offered for best “Vote
Getters” by March 18th.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS ALPHABETICALLY AR
RANGED ACCORDING TO THEIR NAMES,
Miss Lena Buchanan SI.OO
Wheeler Carver • • 1.00
Miss Lucy Gray CAandler 1-0®
Mrs. S. D. Clayton 5.00
Mias Nannie Willie Cnehwa 5.00
Mrs. Matt Dickerson 5.00.
Miss Margaret A. Jones 1.00
Miss Manila OTBrUnt . ... 5.00
Mrs. C. E. Stewart ..' 5.00
Mrs. Jack Woody. ....... I.#o
Some of the candidates are beginning to realize that the big
cash awards offered by THE TIMES are worth more real fight
ing than ever as the time for awarding them draws near. Friends
and boosters of workers in their communities are also beginning
co realize that they want their town or commynity to have THE
HONOR also' of winning. Therefore a new interest seems to be
growing among people in communitiee Where they believe hi their
section being a WINNING SECTION, Any worker who fails to
DO HIS BEST from now to end of campaign will no doubt be
in the small prize and commission class, and be good losers or
use various alibies for consolation. - > - -
/U With Flu
Bishop Clare Purcell of
Charlotte, head of the Metho
dist church in the two Caro
linas, will not occupy the pul
pit at Edgar Long Memorial
this morning, Rev. J. H. Lan
ning, the pastor, advised late
Bishop Purcell is suffering
from an attack of influenza
and was unable to make the
trip to Roxboro. He was to
have been accompanied here
by Mrs. Purcell, arriving last
The usual morning service
will be held with preaching
by the pastor.
No Aliens On
Person County’s relief rolls
will present a 100 per cent native
born population, if the present
tendency continues, Mrs. T. C.
Wagstaff, county welfare officer,
The local office has been busy
all Week notarizing statements
by W. P. A. and N. Y. A. workers
in the county that they were born
in this country and not an tlien
has been discovered yet.
All W. P. A. and N. Y. A.
workers have been notified to
come in and sign a notarized
statement saying they were born
in this country as a part of the
national drive to eliminate aliens
from the national relief rolls.
Now On Display
On another page in this issue
may be found an advertisement
of the new Kelvinator for 1939
which is now on display at
Electric Appliance company here
G. I. Prilaman, manager of
Electric Appliance, yesterday
praised the new model and in
vited everybody to come in and
take a look. He said “the new
Kelvinator for 1939 is a thing of,
beauty and something which
refrigerator owners or non-owners'
Many Workers Now Have
Almost Equal Showing For
The S6OO And S4OO
MINISTER OF DEFENSE
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Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chat
ield, responsible for the efficienc>
and power of the present British
fleet, has been named minister for
the co-ordination of defense in the
cabinet of Prime Minister Neville
Chamberlain. He succeeds Sir
For Farmers To
Discuss Land Use
By H. K. SANDERS,
J. B. SNIPES,
The national government is
seeking suggestions from the
farmers themselves in order to
build a long-time Land Use Pro
gram. Therefore, they have ask
ed that meetings be held in each
township in the United States in
order to get necommendxttions
from the people in regard to a
National Land Use Program.
Land Use Planning is an at
tempt to analyze the natural re
sources of an area and determine
the use or uses for which the area
is best suited under present and
prospective conditions from the
standpoint of the people as a
Meetings to discuss this sub
ject will be held in Person Coun
ty beginning March 1, 1939. All
Person County farm men and
women are urged to attend the
meetings nearest them, just for
one hour at each meeting, to get
information regarding this pro
gram and to make recommenda
tions est the lfest meeting. All
meetings begin at 7:30 p. m. and
last only one hour each.
We need the help of the farm
ers in this meeting. The govern
ment needs siiggstions which
can be obtained in no other way.
If the planning program is to
succeed, the people themselves
from the communities must form
the cornerstone from which to
build. Practical farmers and farm
women know most about local
agricultural problems and situa
tion. Their presence at the meet
ings is earnestly requested. The
schedule below shows all meet
Mr. A. G. Bullard and Mr. L.
C. Liles, of the Vocational De
partment, and Mr. J. Y. Blanks
of the Farm Security Administra
tion, are cooperating by assist
ing in discussion meetings in
Flat River, Bushy Fork, Olive
Hill and Holloway Townships. i
Allensville (school, Thursday,
March 2,9, and 16.
Bushy Forte school, Monday,
March 6, 13, and 20.
Cunningham school, Friday,
March 3, 10, 17.
Hqjena school, Wednesday,
March % and 3.
Hatmony school, Friday, Mar.
3, 10, and W. e:
Olive Hill school, Tijeaday,
March T, 14, and 21.
Grand Jury Room, Wednesday,
March 1,8, and 19.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
. A LEADER AT ALL TIMBSL
Count Next Week
Votes Will Go Still Lower,
Making It Important To
Work Fast Now.
EVERY MOMENT NOW IS
OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
Workers Urged To Go Over
Field Again And Reap Har
vest Extension Votes.
Just eighteen more working
days of the race remain. Each
day of this time must be utilized
to the very best advantage. Each
day must yield its full quota of
subscriptions and votes as the
time to reap the richest vote har
vest is while subscriptions are
still plentiful, the season good.
The “season” is especially fine
now as the entire territory
reached by this newspaper is a
wake to the fact that the great
prizes at stake warrant excep
tional activity on the part of the
candidates. All are of the same
accord in giving encouragement
to the workers and nearly every
one has some favorite in the
race whom he would like to have
declared the winner of the lar
gest prize offered. This is a nat
ural situation indeed, as the
rqost popular and individual peo
ple in the community were no
minated at the outset and they.,
are making every effort possible
to substantiate the confidence
placed in them and in their abil-*"
ity to win. From this point the
race will go forward with rapid
strides and interest in the race
and individual candiates are in
creasing with leaps and bounds.
One of the outstandng features
of the campaign at this time is
the remarkable closeness of the
race. Returns indicate that near
ly all have an equal ability to se
cure subscriptions and one may
sincerely term it “anybody's
race.” This is a most happy sit
uation in a prize race where the
awards are worthwhile as it addr
“pep” and zest to the campaign
and turns the spotlight on the
enterprise and its commendable
purpose. A determined effort now
on the part of any one of the
candidates can change the “com
plexion” of the line-up and a few
subscriptions more than one ex
pected to get can make a leader
of any one of many.
Effort Plus Results
Efforts plus results is what
counts in this campaign and ell
except a few of the workers are
using the effort and getting re
sults. Those who are trying are
making headway, those who are
working half heartedly are of
course in the “lagging” vote
group. Anyone of the leading
candidates may walk away with,
the S6OO award if they will
their time to the best advantage
during the remaining days of the
campaign. The winning vote**
many of them are still in Hie
wide field covered by The Time*
and the winners of these big pri
zes will be the workers who go
j after those votes.
No one in the list could win m.
big award on what they have
done up to this time, but witk
that and what they do between,
now and the close of the «*m
paign anyone of many c*h 'make
their greatest cash earning in thw
time that remains. Think thje
over seriously workers and don't
be one of those persons who win
in the first half of the face thefe
slack up and lose in tit* list half,
get new readers, renewals ant
cover the entire fkgdjtgsift