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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVSEY SUNDAY ft THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY-FOUR
[Times Will Award S6OO, S4OO And Other Prizes March, 18
Bar Moves To Make Court Offices Elective
| EFFECT CHANGE
i'||g Delegation Confers With
jw Representative Ed Warren
■p On Proposal.
¥ Wis The Person County Bar asso
rt this week began a deter-
Upline d drive to make the offices
Os County Judge and Prosecuting
ps|Attorney elective by vote of the
S' V .people.
?■' pV At a meeting of the Bar in the
pyjoffice of William D. Merritt, dean
l H|pf local lawyers, Saturday, a re-
was passed asking that
Bg.rthe General Assembly pass such
tin act as necessary to provide for
election of the county judge
K§-and prosecuting attorney by a
BBfeftrte of the people. The resolu
iPfton also asked that it be provided
ips in case any defendant asked for
jlfclt trial by jury the case would be
|SO transferred to the Superior
E.#Cottrt Docket for trial.
Epjjjg, According to opinion express
ijp*d by prominent members of the
local lawyers were almost
IS unanimous in the opinion that the
ISj judgeship should be open to law
| yars as well as a layman.
H A delegation of lawyers yester
tm day went to Raleigh to get Rep
* resentative Ed P. Waren’s reac
l|w tion to the proposal and the Per*
son County lawmaker agreed to
PS- look into the matter during the
E. coming weekend.
Ip If the proposal is enacted into
If; law; by the General Assembly,
S' the Judge and Solicitor will be
R:, elected at the next General Elec
pi tion and will take office on De
ll cember 1, 1940.
Construction On New Addi
tion To Building To Begin
Leggett’s Department store
! will enlarge the building it now
[ occupies on Main street here, ac
" cording to an announcement by 1
V. H. Satterfield, manager of the
[ store, this morning.
The building will be extended
• in the rear back to the Pass
fe building which fronts on Court
street The planned addition will
£ give Leggett’s an additional floor
space of 1,200 square feet. The ex
tension Will be made on both
floors of the building.
Contracts have been let to the
George W. Kajne-organization of
Roicbgro and work is scheduled
to ge£,«nderway Monday morning.
TTjms Leggett’s firm opened their
store in Roxboro September 15,
1928 and has been one of the lead
ing business establishments of
the city since that time. The lo
■ cal store has made improvements
form time to time and is now one
of the leading member of the
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Lost: One brown suede pocket
book containing cash and receipts
between Penders and Bumpass
and Day about 6 o’clock Wednes
day afternoon. Reward offered for
return and no questions asked.
Mrs. Charlie Stewart
!> BACK FROM DETROIT
William Yancey, assistant man-'
s. ager of Tar Heel Chevrolet com-;
r pany, has returned'from Detroit
where he has been for some time |
H attending a school for Chevrolet
Gentry Car Is
Reade Gentry, son of Dr. and
Mrs. G. W. Gentry of this city,
isn’t leaving his keys in the
switch of his car on the streets
of Roxtooro anymore or any
where else for that matter.
The Gentry car, a 1937 Oldsmo
b'fle coach, was stolen from its
parking place in front of the local
hospital shortly after 9 o’clock
Monday night while its owner
was inside attending an operation. |
It was discovered several hours
later in a cornfield on the Yan-J
ceyviile-Milton road. '
Sheriff J. H. Gunn of Caswell
county informed Sheriff Clay-]
ton of Person of the discovery
early Tuesday morning and the
car was later brought back here*
by Gentry. |
The automobile had apparently
seen a hard time since it. left its
rightful owner, being splattered
liberally With mud and several
of the fenders bent and scratched. I
No serious damage had been com
mitted, however, it was reported. J
No clues as to the identity ojt
the thief or thieves could be as
certained at the scene of the car’s
Hardest Fight- Os Campaign Now
On; SSO Extra Prize And Free
Prize Vote Ballots End
Excitement runs high in The Times “Cash Offer” Campaign as
this is the great “Protect You” Vote offer week and last offer
on double votes and Extra Cash Prize. Eight working days and
big drop in votes after Saturday. Business turned in between
now and Saturday night will more than likely decide who has
the best chance of winning that Extra $50.00 and $600.00 Grand
Award. All workers are busy this week.
WHO WILL WIN THE EXTRA $50.00
$50.00 Cash to the worker turning in most money for subscrip
tions from Monday, February 27th., to Saturday, March 11th.—
A period of two weeks, ending this Saturday.
SATURDAY NIGHT PROMISES TO SHOW BEST RESULTS
OF ANY WEEK IN BIG CAMPAIGN TO DATE
Those Big Cash Awards Have Not Been Won Yet, and Any
one Weakening at This Critical Time May Regret
It Real Fighting Is Important Now
Several big workers are making headway and anyone may
- crash through the line for first place and win the 1,000,000
free “Protect Yon” vote ballot by Saturday Night.
The winners of the “Protect You” votes will have the bet
ter chance of the two major awards.
List of Candidates in The Times “Cash Offer” Campaign and
Percentage Votes accepted for publication:
Name Town Votes
Mrs. Coy E. Day Roxtooro 850,000
Mrs. C. E. Stewart Roxboro 1,324,000
Miss Nannie Willie Cushwa.. Roxboro 1,324,000
Mrs. Matt Dickerson Ca-Vel 1,321,000
Miss Mary Emma Strum Roxboro 330,000
Mrs. Jack Woody Bethel Hill 1,318,000
Miss Lucy Gray Chandler ... Leasburg 1,318.000
Miss Margaret A. Jones Roxboro 1,310,000
Miss Lena Buchanan Rougemont 325,000
Miss Ruth Lunsford Timberlake 320,000
Miss Manila O’Briant Allensville 1,318,000
Mrs. lola Thomas Gwyn Semora 320,000
Wheeler Carver Roxboro 1,010,000
Mrs. S. D. Clayton Roxboro, Rt. 3 1,315,000
Candidates who expect to win big prizes will work every hour
of every day from now to end of Campaign.
CAMPAIGN CLOSES SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 18th.
Only Eight More Working Days Left.
WHERE WILL YOU FINISH?
Politics Warm Up
As Election Nears
Date For Nominating Mass
Meeting To Be Set At Tues
day’s Board Meeting.
Local politics are beginning to
warm up considerably as time
for the annual nominations mass
meeting and city election draws
Tuesday night’s meeting of the
' town board will set the date for
[ the mass meeting at some early
date in April with the election
probably coming the first Tues
day in May.
Already speculation is rife over
who will make the race for those
important ciity offices, always
hotly contested in the town mass
meeting and later the final el
ection. City elections here have
a habit of disregarding party lines
altogether and turning itself into
a dog-fight from the beginning
and this year's race promises no
A number of prominent citi
zens, who have asked that there
names be withheld, have indicat
ed their intention to make a bid
for one of the five positions on
the Town Bard. All members of
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Baxter Mangum, as Chairman
of the Mid-State Safety Council,
will preside over the quarterly
meeting here tomorrow night.
Between two and three hundred
people are expected to attend.
Baxter Mangum, President.
Will Preside Over Mid-
State Group Here.
With Capt. A. A. Nichoson, per-1
sonnel manager of the Texas
Company, as principal speakerJ
the Mid-State Safety council willj
convene here tomorrow night at
7:30 o’clock in the Grammar 1
Composed of representatives of
individual plants in Person, Duf- 1
ham, Orange, Chatham, Alamanlce, 1
Vance, Granville and Wake coun-[
ties, tomorrow’s council is expect- j
ed to attract approximately 200
B. B. Mangum, local Collins and
Aikman official, is chaiirman of
the Council, and other officers
are representatives from adjoin-*
ing counties. Mangum will pre- 1
side over tomorrow’s meeting, the 1
first of the new year.
Introductory remarks will be
made by J. S. Massenburg, sec-*
retary of the N. C. Industrial'
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Mrs. W. W. Kitchen of Scotland
Neck, wife of former Governor
Kitchen,Mrs. Claude Denson of
Raleigh, and Mrs. Annie Kitchen*
Travis of Scotland Neck spent
several hours here Sunday visit-'
ing friends and relatives.
Ben Brown underwent an op
eration for appendicitis at Gen
try-Williams hospital early yes
terday morning. The attack began
bout 3 a. m. and the operation
was performed about two hours
later. He is reported to be recup
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Har
ris Thursday, March 9, at Gentry-
Williams hospital, a nine pound
boy. Mother and son are getting
The district health department
has entered the annual National
Chamber of Commerce health
contest, Dr. A. L. Allen said this
Two prizes and honorable men
tion will be awarded to
health units, on the basis of ser
vice given to the community in
proportion to finances available.
Last year, the local district de
partment, a part of the south
eastern district received a letter
of commendation but missed one
of the big awards because of its
diphtheria record. This fault has
been remedied this year, Allen
The district committee for the
contest is made up of Mrs. Paul
Green, Chapel Hill, chairman,
Flem D. Long, Gordon C. Hunter,
and Melvin H. Burke.
Annual Chamber of Com
merce Banquet Planned
The credit bureau, compiled
and kept by the local Chamber
of Commerce, is now functioning
smoothly, according to the Cham
ber’s secretary Melvin H. Burke.
Contained in the bureau is a
complete credit rating of every
Roxboro citizen, placed on file
for the benefit of both merchant
Burke, yesterday, urged all
merchants to make use of the bur
eau at all times at the same time
advising citizens to maintain their
rating in A No. 1 condition be
cause “one can never tell when
credit will be needed and needed
The Chamber’s annual banquet
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Board Unanimously Appoints
Walker As Tax Supervisor
County Accountant Will Su
pervise Revaluation Auth
orized By Board.
County Accountant J. S. Wal
ker was unanimously appointed
County Supervisor of Taxation
as the Board of Commissioners
met for its regular session Mon
As tax supervisor, Mr. Walker
will superintend the reassess
ment of real estate in the county
authorized by the board several
months ago as well as the listing
of personal property for taxation
with all the powers of the office.
The compensation of list tak
ers and assessors was also fixed
by the board at the Monday meet
Payment of routine bills and
other matters of more or leiss
routine nature was disposed of at
the same time.
A jury list for the April term of
court was drawn and is as fol
lows: W. Ausby Wrenn, Jesse D.
Dixon, W. C. Pulliam, Ira Lee,
Sidney Wade, L. P. Sherman, E.
A. Snipes, Charlie Norris, E. N.
Moore, J. L. Winstead, R. M.
Jackson, Lawrence C. Hall, H. B.
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$50.00 Extra Prize and
"Protect You” Votes Are
To Be Won Saturday
Offers Closing on Saturday Are of Vital Importance to
All Those Who Expect Best Awards; First Winner Gets
S6OO CASH; Second Winner Gets S4OO CASH.
TWO DAYS LEFT ON EXTRA $50.00
With the Three Great “Protect You” Vote Ballots, the
Extra $50.00 Cash Prize and Last Double Vote Offer at
Stake and Time for Finish So Near, Every Working Day
From Now to Finish Worth Almost $75.00 to First A
ward Winner; Members of Campaign Realize That Most
of Them Have a Chance to Win High Honors—the
“Protect You” Votes and Extra Prize Winners Will
More Than Likely Be Winners Os The Best Awards; the
Supreme Enjoyment of All Is to Win.
TWO FIRES MAR
Officer Ollie Watson Re
ports Both Blazes Within
Two Hour Stretch.
Two screeching fire alarms dis
turbed Roxboro’s peaceful sleep
last night as firemen answered
two calls within a two hour per
A children’s playhouse belong
ing to Mancy Clayton was the ob
ject of the first call. The small
house located immediately be
tween two dwellings was prac
tically destroyed but firemen
were able to keep the conflaga
tion from spreading to the two
An annex to the Person County
Training school, the second al
arm, was a complete loss. A wood
frame building, the structure was
used as an agricultural class and
was located about 50 feet from
the school proper. The structure
was insured for $1,200 and valued
at approximately SI,BOO school of
ficials said today.
The first call came about 12:30
with the second about 2:30 o’-1
clock. Both were turned in by]
Officer Ollie Watson, the alert
night policeman of Roxboro’s po
According to Fire Chief Henry
O’Briant, last night marked the
first time two separate alarms
were answered in one night.
At Club Benefit
Plans for the colossal benefit
party sponsored by the local 1
Country Club entertainment com-1
mittee for the benefit of the club
have gone forward rapidly and
approximately 150 people are ex
pected to be on hand for tonight’s
entertainment at the Community
Bridge and Chinese checkers
are expected to offer the main
diversion of the evening although
other games may also come in
for their share of attention. Re
freshments will be served by
members of the commfittee on ar
rangements which include Mes.
dames E. V. Boatwright, B. B.
Mangum, J. H. Hughes, W. H.
Harris. Jr., S. M. Ford, and J. C.
' Mrs. S. B. Davis, who has been
a patient at Watt’s hospital for
some time, has returned home
and is reported as “getting along
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
$50.00 Extra Cash Prize
If $50.00 extra cash for twelve
days extra effort isn’t sufficient
inducement for one to put forth,
one’s best efforts for a period of
twelve days, nothing is. And re
member, if you were the lucky
candidate on last week’s Extra
Cash Prizes you will have all the
better chance this week of win
ning the $50.00 Cash Prize. If you
put forth every effort this week
it is possible to win the $50.00
Cash Prize in one week’s work.
One of the earnest workers will
receive that much for the short
period of twelve days for secur
ing the largest amount of money
for both new and old subscript,
tions. Not bad, is it? That isn’t cU
either. Double the regular sche
dule of votes will be credited up
on all subscriptions that are turn
ed in this week. Subscriptions
have two-for-one value this week.
There is no doubt, that as the',
campaign draws near the end the
present “Protect You” Vote offer
will exceed any previous week in
point of subscription collections.
A more determined effort is
bound to be put forth by any
candidate wishing to win, as the
Cash Award aspirants must real
ize that the winners of these
“Protect You” votes will most
likely be the winners of the main
“Protect You” Vote Popular
With an unprecedented burst of
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To Friends of
Your Favorite Gets 22,-
500 Votes For Second
Subscribers and their friends
who have already given their
favorite candidate a subscrip,
tion during the first period of
The Times “Cash Offer” Cam
paign can do a great service
and help wonderfully in that
member’s work by giving her
another year’s $1.50 payment.
Os course, second and third
period counts almost as many
extension votes. ,
Such payments entitle mem
bers to an additional 22,500
votes and with the race so
close it will be these extm
votes which may detide the
winner of that $600.00 Cash
Help those who are helping
themselves—gave your favorite
candidate a call and show her
you are a real friend by giving
another subscription. They axe
all working hard—help them
along! Your encouragement
may be just the incentive need
ed to win one of those wonder
ful awards. Hurry, for vote
values drop after Saturday,
March 11th. The «■«■»]—
end* March lMfa.
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