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IpRSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY A THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY-SEC
Himes Observes 10th. Anniversary of Founding This Week
HMiss Cushwa Wins First Award
|S( Meedames Stewart, Dicker.
|M " son, Mias Chandler Take
» Other Big Cash Prizes.
RS' The Person County Times “Cash
11 Offer” subscription campaign
Iff came to dramatic close last Sat-
HE urday night when Miss Nannie
|B' Willie Cushwa, daughter of G. J.
H Cushwa of this city, was named
Pf winner of the S6OO top prize, nos
( ing out Mrs. Charles E. Stewart
S' who won the second award of
■ * 4oo '
f Third and fourth prize winners
K at the conclusion of the seven
■ ■ weeks campaign were Mrs. Matt
( Dickerson of Ca-Vel and Miss
3 Lucy Gray Chandler of Leasburg
1; who were given $l5O and SIOO
-I Other commission prize win.
I ners included Miss Manila O’.
1 Briant, Allensville, Mrs. Jade
T' Woody, Bethel Hill, Mrs. S. D.
T Clayton, Route 3, Miss Margaret
I Jones, Roxboro, Wheeler Carver,
K RojdJoro, Mrs. Coy E. Day, Rox
boro, JMiaa Mary Emma Strum,
Roxboro, and Miss Lena Buch
r anan, Rougemont
The Cash Offer campaign closed
[ promptly at seven o’clock and the
[ judges began counting and tabu,
lating. Acting as judges were Ro
bert Lunsford, George Perkins
and E. B. Craven. Jr. Lewis S.
1 Cannon, principal of Bethel Hill
high school, had been selected one
of the judges but was out of town
and unable to serve. The counting
and final results were tabulated
t in the Thompson Insurance Ag
ency office where the judges had
access to their adding machines
■for checking and rechecking the
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PLAN FIELD MEET
Discussion of World’s Fair
Proposal Takes Place At
■ ■ Plan for the annual Scout Field
* Meet were made at Banquet of
I Scoutmasters held at Hotel Rox-
L boro .Tuesday night.
I The banquet, an annual affair
purpose the making of
I plans for the ensuing year.
The. Field Meet was definitely
Scheduled for Friday, April 21
on the Central School grounds
AJlPerson County troops will
[ participate and prior to the meet,
ifhe drum and bugle corps and
| scouts will parade through th
‘fniStmr section to the Centra
Following the banquet, the reg
ulsr Council meeting convened to
Nichols’ office wl*n
routine business matters wer
I discussed. Presided over by Pro
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| TO BURMUDA
Among those who are planning
I to attend the annual meeting of
I the North, Carolina Medical So
| ciety to be held in Burmuda in
I May are Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Nich-
I ols who will sail from Norfolk on
I May 9. Last year the meeting of
I the society was held in Piwehurst
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Rounding out the first decade since the founding of this papeT, the present personnel reads from
left to right as follows: E. J. Hamlin, G. W. Walker, Jr., T. P. Riddle, J. S. Merritt, M. C. Clayton,
R. O. Puckett and K. E. Paylor. The hope of each and every member of the staff is that the paper may
continue to serve this community for many more decades to come.
Currin And Gentry Will
Exchange School Posts
To Attend Oinic
At Duke Tomorrow
All local doctors have been in
vited to attend a post graduate
clinic on the management of sy
philis to be held at Duke univer
sity tomorrow and Saturday, it
was announced here yesterday.
Dr. A. L. Allen, local health of
ficer, plans to attend Friday ses-j
sions. Other local physicians are
possibly planning to attend als
but it could not be learned today
which one had made definite
The clinic sponsored by the (
North Carolina State Board of!
Health and Duke university, will]
have as guest speakers some of
the most renowned syphilis ex
perts in the United States as well
as round table discussions which
should benefit the visiting doc
Some of the conference’s head
liners include Dr. John H. Stokes,
University of Pennsylvania, Dr.
Harold N. Cole, Western Reserve
University, Dr. Wm. deß. Mac-
Nider, University of North Caro
lina, Dr. Joseph Earle Moore,
Johns Hopkins School of Medi
cine. and Dr. Paul O’Leary of the
Masons To Have
Tbe local Masonic Lodge No
118 will have a Dutch supper at
Hotel Roxboro next ..Tuesday
night, it was announced today.
A group from the South Boston
lodge has been invited to attend
and one of the visitors will ad
dress the regular lodge meeting
to be held at the Lodge hall on
Main street immediately follow
ing the supper.
All members of the local lodge
are especially invited to be pre
sent at the banquet and regular
“Character is higher than intel
lect A great soul will be strong
to live, as w>ell as to think.”
Move Is Made To Allow
Tehran School Man More
Time For Churches.
A move whereby Rev. J. B.
Currin, principal at Hurdle Mills
school, and Thomas O. Gentry, in
structor at Allensville, will ex
change posts at the beginning of
the next school year, was announ
ced yesterday by County Superin
tendent R. B. Griffin.
Mr. Currin, who has been in
school wortc in Person County
for 17 years, is retiring from the
principalship to devote more time
to his church work. Mr. Currin
taught five years at Allensville,
the latter two as principal, be
fore moving to Hurdle Mills
where he has been principal for
the past 12.
Gentry has taught at Allens
ville since his graduation from
Duke University 10 years ago.
A member of the class of 1929, he
has also attended summer school
both at Duke and Columbia uni
versity in New York.
Superintendent Griffin in com
menting upon the change yester
day said, “Friends of Mr. Currin
will regret his action but will be
glad to know that he will remain
in school work in the county. Mr.
Gentry’s work at Allensville has
been most satisfactory and the-
Hurdle Mills community is to be
congratulated upon securing him
An interesting sidelight to the
exchange of posts is that Currin
taught Gentry when the latter
was a student at Allensville.
Members of the education com
mittees in the two communities
working out the exchange were:
Hurdle Mills - J. M. Jones, Char
les Norris Sind J. H. Blalock. For
Allensville - B. G. Crumpton, A.
& Huff and Dr. G. C. Vickers.
The Florence - Mayo - Nuway
company of Snow Hill, N. C., is
advertising in this week’s Times
that they desire representatives
in this county for their oil burn
ing tobacco curer.
Those who are interested in
representing this company should
contact the firm at Snow Hill, N.
C. See ad in today’s paper for
Barn Near Here
A stable, a mule, several chick
ens, quantities of feed, a tobacco
curing bam and some farm tools
were consumed in a fire during
the early hours Monday morning.
And it all happened while Sam
Chisenhall and his family slept
The blaze occured on the farm
cf Joe Williams near Oak Grove
Methodist church in the Chub
Lake community, where Mr.
Chisenhall is a tenant.
W. R. Anderson, who lives in
the community, reported that he
was near the Chisenhall home a
round 9 o’clock and that he saw
no signs of a fire then.
The Chisenhall house is located
around 60 yards from the com
paratively small heap of ashes,
all that was left by the flames.
None of the neighbors living in
the community was aroused, and
they too were puzzled and sur
prised when they found the build
ings demolished by the mystery
Man At Banquet
Meeting at a banquet in Hotel
Roxboro Tuesday night were
members of the staff of “lie
Rambler,” high school newspaper
and their guests.
Around 50 persons were pro.
sent to hear C. S. Hooper, faculty,
advisor of “The Junior Hi-Lights,”
of the Durham Junior high school,
talk on “Echoes of New York,”
in connection with the recent
convention of the Columbia Scho
lastic Press association.
At Tuesday night’s gathering
Billy West, editor-in-chief of “The
Rambler,” acted as toastmaster.
Toasts and responses were said
by Miss Martha Boatwright, Miss
Bowers, James Jackson and Mary
Sievers Woody. Invocation was
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Chamber Os Commerce Has
Charge Os Program For
Joint Meeting Monday.
The combined Rotary and Ki
wanis clubs meeting in joint ses
sion Monday night heard Melvin
H. Burke and F. O. Carver. Jr.,
local young men, discuss the va
lue and workings of a Chamber
of Commerce as part of a pro
gram sponsored by the local
Approximately 100 people were
on hand for the dinner meeting
held at Hotel RoxfboiPo at the
regular Kiwanis time.
Burke, who is secretary of the
local Chamber, explained the
functions of the body, saying “it
is a clearing house for many dif-|
ferent matters pertaining to
Roxboro.” Discussing the work
ings of the organization, Burke
told the assemblage that his or
ganization, among other things
attempted to get people here
both as visitors and as permanent
residents. He explained briefly
the credit bureau now in opera
tion by the Chamber.
Carver in his address urged
that “we band together in a com
mon undertaking.” The Chamber
of Commerce,” he said, “gives us
a challenge to do our part” Com
paring Roxboro of today with the
cross-roads of yesterday, he pre
dicted that united effort would
result in continued progress and
development for the city in the
Both speakers were introduced
by E. G. Thompson, substituting
for J. D. Mangum. president of
the Chamber of Commerce, who
was unable to be present.
Prior to the formal program, D.
R. Taylor and H. K. Strang, pre
sidents of the two clubs, made a
number of announcements to theii
respective club members.
MARCH 18, 1939
We, the undersigned, duly appointed to canvass the re
turns of THE PERSON COUNTY TIMES “Cash Offer” Cam
paign, do hereby certify that the Campaign was closed accord
ing to the rules governing same and that we compiled the re
mittance and subscriptions deposited in the Ballot Box, and
the Campaign department records of subscriptions turned in
during the Campaign t>y various contestants or members, and
we find the following named persons entitled to the prizes ac
cording to the rules governing their distribution.
FIRST AWARD s6*oo IN CASH
Miss Nannie Willie Cushwa 9,395,400
SECOND AWARD S4OO IN CASH
Mrs. C. E. Stewart 5,502,534
THIRD AWARD slsO IN CASH
Mis. Matt Dickerson 4,565,300
FOURTH AWARD slOO IN CASH
Miss Lucy Gray Chandler 3,662,725
Mias Manila O’Briant 3,078450
Mis. Jaek Weedy 2438,042
Mrs. 8. D. Clayton 2,156,700
Mite Margaret Jems 1481,950
Wheeler Carver 1,061,800
Mis: Coy X Day 939450
Mho Mary Emma Strom 380,160
Mite Lena Buchanan 341400
WINNER OF THE EXTRA $15.00 CASH PRIZE
Mrs. Matt Dickerson
WINNER OF THE EXTRA SIO.OO CASH PRIZE
Mrs. S. D. Clayton
WINNER OF THE EXTRA $50.00 CASH PRIZE
Mbs Nanie Willie Cushwa
WINNERS OF THE PRIZE VOTE BALLOTS
Ist. Mias Nannie Willie Cushwa
2nd. Mrs. C. E. Stewart
3rd. Mrs. Matt Dickerson
R. W. LUNSFORD.
E. & CRAVEN, JR.
First Decade Os Service
Concluded With This Issue
Fire which broke out around
6 o’clock Wednesday morning
damaged the truck belonging to
Roxboro Bakery to the extent of
about S3O, it was estimated yes
The truck was being loaded in
front of the Bakery on Reams
avenue here when fire was noted
around the engine. The blaze was
easily extinguished by chemicals
when the local fire department
arrived on the scene.
A shortage in the ignition was
believed to be the cause of the
A dramatic program was the
main feature of the March meet
ing of the local P. T. A. at the
Central school Tuesday afternoon.
In charge of Mrs. B. G. Clayton,
' who made a few brief remarks,
the first year students in the high
school Dramatic olub presented
a short drama “Peggy Goes t<
College.” Participating in this
were Eunice Bradsher, Marion
Frederick, Martha Boatwright,
Peggy Whitten, Harriet Brewer
Shirley Carver, C. O. Strum,
Celia Barrett and Louise Moore.
A fourth grade group under the
direction of Miss Frances Brown
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THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TOMBS,
News Hem of First Edition
Talks of Golf Coarse For
Roxboro At Loch Lily.
The Person County Times this
week celebrates the 10th anniver
sary of its founding and proudly
enters its second decade of ser
vice firmly dedicated to the well
being an up-building of Roxboro
and Person County.
It was in March of 1929 that
J. S. Merritt and M. C. Clayton,
two young Roxboro natives,
bought out the printing company
operated by Pat Clay and organ
ized the firm of Clayton and Mer
ritt, with shop located under the
However, it was not until June
12, 1929 that the first issue of
the paper appeared, having been
printed in Durham, as the Times
then had no linotype machine.
Hie first edition was small
tabloid size and the outstanding
news item reported that M. J.
“Doc” Carver, now a Rougemont
resident, had appeared before the
Rotary club and urged the con
struction of a golf course for Per
son County, amng the sites sug
gested being the present site at
Loch Lily now being used.
Among the other items noted,
on the front page was that the
F. O. Carver Sunday School clam
was preparing to go to Natural
Bridge during the next week and
that Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Oak
ley had returned from their
Firms advertising in this first
edition, many of whom have since
gone out of business, included ’
Sergeant & Clayton, Harris and
Bums, Raiffs, The Newell’s, J. Y.
Blanks & Company, Michaels A
Clayton, Watkins and
Lime Cola Bottling Works, Farm
er’s Hardware, First National
Bank, E. T. Day, Miles Pharmacy,
California Weiner Stand, Tony
Duncan, Hamlbrick, Austin and
Thomas, Palace Theatre, J. T.
Walker, J. W. Green and Son,
Thomas Barber Shop. Cantor’s
Dept. Store, G. W. Thomas Hard
ware, Moore Bros., Wilburn and
Satterfield, Rock Inn Service
station, Crowell Auto company,
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Local Garage Owner Tuns
Over On Sharp Carve Near
Lundie Harris, local garage ow
ner, is still in painful condition
in the local hospital following kb
automobile accident on the Rex.
boro-South Boston highway lain
Monday afternoon. • •
Harris was enroute home when
his cer skidded off the pavement
on the curve near Woody’s star*
in the Bethel Hill community.
The car was almost completely
demolished and was brought In
Harris’ garage here after the ac
Local hospital attaches said thn
injured man was suffering from
a fractured spine and minor la
cerations and although the In
juries are very painful they are
not expected to be fatal.
Harris was knocked uncons
cious by the impact and it was
believed the car turned over sev
eral times. The automobile was
a 1938 model Ford V-8 coach.