til IS NEWS ABOUT
SON COUNTY, YOU’LL
0 IT IN THE TIMES.
1 VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY A THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, math Z, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY-THSER
175 In Extra Cash Prizes Creates New Sensation
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Captain A. A. Nichoson, per
sonnel manager of the Texas com.
pany, will be the principal speak
er when the Mid-State Safety
council convenes for its quarter
* ly session here Friday night,
Gigantic Benefit Party
Planned For Next) Thurs
A Country Club Commftte*
composed of Mesdames B. B.
Mangum, E. V. Boatwright, J. H
Hughes and S. M. Ford this morn
ing took an inventory of furnish
ings already on hand for the club
house and issued an appeal for
They announced gifts of draper
ies, plush, two lamps and two
bridge tables, which have already
been received, and purchases of
a table, couch and four chairs,
which were made at small costs.
A list of funiMupg which are
yet needed to outfit the club
house was given as follows: table,
dining room chpjrs, kitchen uten
sils, ehina, silver) glasses, card
chairs, lamps, tapestries,
pictures, mirrows, pillows, scatter
rugs, one linolium rug, table lin
en, single bed, cot or daybed and
Anyone desiring to donate any
of these articles are asked to call
one of the committee.
Flans for a gigantic benefit par.
ty were announced for next
Thursday night at the local Com- 1
■mn ratty House when anything
anybody wants to play can bej
pipped including bridge, Chinese
rpckers, rook, set bade and many
Jjther. Refreshments will be ser- (
t ved and anyone wanting to make
up a table may do so by calling
a member of the committee.
In History Tuesday!
t.. . -
. Tuesday’s Recorder’s court doc
ket was the lightest' in the his
tory of the court, it is believed by
Assistant Clerk of Court R. A.
Only seven cases were brought
before His Honor, Judge W. L
Newton and of this number, four
were continued. In the three cases
disposed of James Pratt, negro,
was given three months on to his
' present sentence for escaping
.. from a local road gang last Oc
tober. General Williams, negro,
was charged $25 and cost. for
i transporting whiskey. Julian Oak- j
ley drew a SSO fine for driving
[ s | while drunk. I
Woman’s Club To Have 8 th.
District President At Mon
The appearance of Mrs. Homer
Mask, president of the Bth. dis
trict of the North Carolina Fed
eration of Woman’s dubs, will
be one of the main features of the
local Woman’s club March meet
ing to be held Monday afternoon
at 3 o’clock in the Community
A large crowd is expected to
be on hand for this visit by the
The program for the afternoon
will be in charge of Mrs. A. F.
Nichols, chairman of the club’s
department of education, who
will present her 10th. grade Eng
lish class in a one act play.
A nominating committee has
been appointed and will present
a slate of officers for the coming
year at the Monday meeting.
The W. M. S. of Antioch church
will serve supper tomorrow night
from 6 to 8 o’dock at Helena
school. , . ~
$75 IN 3 EXTRA CASH PRIZES
Three of Fourteen Workers Can Win
Extra Prizes This Week and Next
Workers are urged to put forth every effort this week as
ghe sls and $lO extra prize winners will have the better
chances of the $50.00 extra cash prize and the S6OO First Prize.
BETHEL HILL, ROXBORO LEAD LINE UP
Ca-Vel, Allensville and Roxboro Follow Close
Mrs. Jack Woody, of Bethel Hill, and Mrs. Charles Stewart,
of Roxboro lead in the vote line up for this week. Miss Nannie
Willie Cusbwa, Mrs. Matt Dickerson and Mias Manila O’Briant
second. With Mrs. S. D. Clayton and Miss Margaret Jones a
dose third in the line up. Miss Lucy Gray Chandler la holding
up good and says she hopes to make this her banner week.
WHO WILL WIN THE EXTRA FRIZES SATURDAY?
Candidates: There is almost SSOO cash difference between
first prize and third prize. This week is the time to—
List of Candidates in The Times “Cash Offer” Campaign and
Percentage Votes accepted for publication:
Name Town Votes
Mrs. Coy E. Day Roxboro 408,000
Mrs. C. E. Stewart Roxboro 465,000
Miss Nannie Willie Cushwa.. Roxboro 463,000
Mrs. Matt Dickerson Ca-Vel 463,000
Miss Mary Emma Strum Roxboro 301,000
Mrs. Jack Woody Bethel Hill 465,000
Miss Lucy Gray Chandler ... Leasburg 456,000
Miss Margaret A. Jones Roxboro 460,000
Miss Lena Buchanan Rougemoret 320,000
Miss Ruth Lunsford Timberlake 320,000 •
Miss Manila O’Briant Allensville ........... 463,000
Mrs. lola Thomas Gwyn .... Semora 285,000
Wheeler Carver .' Roxboro 435,000
Mrs. S. D. Clayton Roxboro, Rt. 9 460,000
Mr. Public—Help your favorite worker NOW. Foaitivdy
nothing better to be offered later in this campaign.
sls Extra Cadi to the Candidate toning in file largest ;
amount of money for subscriptions for this week ending
$lO Cash to the Candidate turning the second largest
amount of money for subscriptions for this week ending
$56 in Cash to the Candidate turning in file most money
for subscriptions from Monday, February 27th., to Saturday
night, March 11th. A period of two weeks,
CANDIDATES: There is S6OO Cash for top winner in The
Person County Times Campaign. ACT NOW.'
REMEMBER - ITS UP TO YOU!!!
Well Known Local Man
Dies Os Stroke In Rich
Square This Morning.
George W. Ashley, 45, well
known local man, died at Rich
Square, N. C. this morning a
round 1 o’clock. Death was at
tributed to a stroke.
Mr. Ashley left here yester
day on a business trip and suf
fered the stroke of paralysis
shortly after arriving at Rich
Square. Death came six hours la
Funeral services will be con
ducted at the home on South Main
street here tomorrow at 2 o’clock
Interment will be made immed
iately thereafter in Burchwood
cemetery. Rev. Joe B. Currin will
be the officiating minister with
the assistance of Rev. T. W. Lee
and Rev. A1 Yarboro.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Maude Ashley, one daughter, Vir
ginia Ashley and one son, Harry
Ashley, both of Roxboro, one
brother, Ed Ashley of Roxboro
and one half brother, J. J. Ashley
According to a recent survey,
70 per cent of all the adults in
this country have faulty vision.
Court Os Peace
A colorful part of the New York World’s fair of 1939 is the foreign
nations and federal government zone area where the twin-towered Federal
building and exhibitions of 62 nations center on a seven-acre Court of
Peace. The $155,(00,000 “World of Tomorrow’’ exposition will open April
30 as the host city makes lavish preparations to entertain millions of
visitor* during the coming summer months-
Additional SIB,OOO Grant
Sought For Country Club
Application Filed With W.
P. A. Office But Approval
An application for an addition
al SIB,OOO grant for the Coun
try Club and golf course has been
filed with the Durham W. P. A.
office, according to City Manager
James C. Harris.
Approval of the grant, as had
been reported earlier this week,
has not been made, the city man
ager continued, but it is expected
The additional grant, should it
be granted, would raise to $31,-
000 the total appropriation for
the local project.
The proposed increase, accord
ing to the application filed, would
be used for picking up rock over
the entire course again resoiling
and planting fairways .excavating
under the clubhouse, planting
shrutybery, additional pjhunbing
and a sewer line, building rain
sheds and bridges and refinishing
floors to the clubhouse..
Wins SSO Essay
Prize In State
Dora Rhew, a senior in Helena
high school, won the North Caro
lina prize in Joaten’s National Art
Essay Contest for the school year.
This honor is accompanied by a
SSO cash prize. .
The Senior English Class spon
sored the Art Essay Contest tills
year and the subject was, “How
Modem Industry is Affecting
Art” The students who partici
pated in the contest were: Dora
Rhew, Virginia Dean, . Lottie
Chandler, Willie L. Clayton, Mil
dred Whitfield and Rachel
Helena for .the past three years
has won the first prize of SSO
for the best essay in North Caro
lina. Wyche Tillett of the Class of
’37 won one prize, and Beatrice
Painter of the Class of ’3B won
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■ It takes 47 muscles of the face
to frown and only 13 to laugh.
Why work overtime?. ' »
To Meet Here
The next county-wide teachers
meeting will be held next Thurs
day afternoon at 4 o’clock in the
Central School auditorium here,
County Superintendent R. B.
Griffin said yesterday.
Program for the occasion will
be furnished by three public
school music departments in the
county headed by these teachers:
Miss Kate Johnson at Bethel Hill,
Miss Mary Elizabeth Sanders at
Helena and Mrs. Sam Byrd Win
stead ait Roxboro. This musical
program will replace the usual
speaker for the occasion.
With the exception of the an
nual dinner which wil be held in
April, this will be the last gen
eral meeting of the year.
For the first time, state officers
of the North Carolina Education
asociation will be voted upon in
each county and the election for
Person county will be held in
connection with next Thursday’s
meeting. Miss Claire Harris and a
committee of two will supervise
the balloting before and after the
meeting. All teachers who are
members of the NCEA are eligi
ble to vote. Formerly the officers
were elected by delegates at the
State meeting in Raleigi No
minated for the offices and upon
whom the teachers will be asked
to vote are: For President, J.
Henry Highsmith, for vice-presi
ent: S. G. Hawfield, R. Brown Mc-
Allister, K. G. Phillips, LE.
Ready and T. C. Roberson.
PASSES STATE EXAM
Alvin Warren, local man, was
listed among the eleven men last l
week passing examinations for
plumbing contract licenses be
fore the state examining board,
according to an announcement
by Dr. H. G. Baity, chairman.
Warren is well known here and
has been connected with the lo
cal plumbing firm of J. T. Brad
sher for many years.
Always be kind to those you
meet on the way up, because
•more than likely you’ll meet them
again on the way down.- !
Extra Cash For This
Week And Next, Plus
Double Value Votes
Early Reports Predict Record Breaking Week I
As Great Activity Is Shown By Sincere Candi
dates; Big Extra Prizes Spar Workers To Great
sls-$lO AND SSO EXTRA PRIZES
$25 In Two Extra Prizes For This Week; SSO
Additional For The Two Weeks, This Week and
Next; Double the Regular Schedule of Votes
During This Week.
TO CONVENE HERE
Representatives Os Indus
trial Plants In Eight Coun
ties To Meet Here the 10th.
Captain A. A. Nicholson, per
sonnel manager of the Texas
Company, will be the chief speak
er at a meeting of the Mid-State
Safety council here Friday night,
March 10, ait 7:30 o’clock in the
Central School Auditorium, B. B.
Mangum, chairman of the coun
cil, announced yesterday.
Captain Nicholson will talk on
“It Can Happen In Anybody’s
Plant,” and, “all who are inter
ested in accident prevention are
urged to attend this regular meet
ing,” the chairman said in his an
nouncement Some two or three
hundred people are expected to
The council headed by Rox
boro’s B. B. Mangum, is composed
of representatives of industrial
plants in Person, Durham, Orange,
Chatham, Alamance, Vance, Gran
ville and Wake counties and meets
quarterly. The last meeting wasi
held in Durham.
Introductory remarks aft the lo
cal meeting will be made by J. S
Massenburg, Secretary of the
North Carolina Industrial commis
Other officers of the council
are D. F. Lanier, Oxford, vice
chairman, Sidney Green, Hills
boro, secretary, T. S. Shinn, Ra
Will Be Closed
The Bethel Hill school will re
main closed until Monday morn
ing, Superintendent of Schools R.
B. Griffin, said today.
An unprecedented number of
absences on acount of flu forced
school officials to close the
school Tuesday. Approximately
235 students, about half the to
tal enrollment, were absent on
that day, it was revealed.
Principal Lewis S. Cannon and
Miss Kate Johnsony faculty mem
ber, are among those out with
flu along with the students.
Bethel Hill is the second school
in the county to close temporar
ily on account of the flu epide
mic which has swept the vicinity
during the past few weeks.
Schools in the city system were
forced to close two weeks ago 1
when absences became too heavy
and it was felt advisable to do so. 1
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Clifton Dunnevant, son of Mr.-
and Mrs. P. G. Dunnevant of
Hurdle Mills, is recuperating
from an appendectomy at Astor
Park hospital in Asheville. He
underwent the operation last Fri
day and is reported recovering
nicely. He is a student at Man
THE TIMES IS PERSON*
A LEADER AT ALL TIMM.
Big Award Cash Prises
Spurring Workers Into Ac
tion; Great Offer of $25 in
Two Cash Prizes Ends Sat
urday Night; Public Eager
ly Awaits Outcome of Cam
The big extra offer of $75 in
three extra cash prizes has tak
en the campaign members by
storm. With a few exceptions all
are of the same accord in trying
to far surpass any past record in
getting subscriptions this week,
as subscriptions turned in this
week count on all thee extra pri
Extra Cash Prize No. 1
THIS WEEK ONLY. sls extra
in cash will be awarded to the
candidate who turns in the lar
gest amount of money for sub
scriptions only from Monday,.
February 27, to Saturday nighty
March 4th. (Collection of back
pay counts on all these extra pri
Extra Cash Prize No. 2
THIS WEEK ONLY. $lO extra
in cash will be awarded in cask
to the candidate who turns in
the second largest amount of mo
ney for subscriptions from M««-
day, February 27, to Saturday
(Continued On Back Page)
The wonderful response by ~
subscribers of the Person
County Times during the
“Cash Offer” campaign now in
progress is greatly appreciated
by the publishers. It is indeed
heartening to know that The
Times is so well accepted in
the many homes (Suvughont
this territory and .especially
ready response from the hun
dreds of our old subscribers
who have so readily and
promptly renewed fiieir sub- ~
scription and settled any back
accounts that were due.
It is gratifying to know that
we have such a sterling »»«■■
of people cm our lists.
There are still a few who have
not as yet settled up their sub
scription, but we feel sure that
before the present subscription
campaign comes to a close all
renewals will be ttk
We are proud of the fine or
ganization of workers in the
campaign. They are doing a
splendid Job and the special
prizes offered this week and
next for the collection of new '
and renewal subscriptions wfll
no doubt spur them on to
greater efforts in getting every
good subscriber on the Thaos
lists renewed aat In good |
Mending, and that their efforts
will be met accordingly with
the same hearty response from |
those few who are stfil in sr
rears with their Times sub-