IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY. SEVEN
Visiting Preachers Acting
As Leaders la Long Memor-
The* Spiritual Life conference
which .got underway at Long Me.
tnnriai ifartiiviiet church last night
Will continue through tomorrow
night using as its theme “Find*
ing Spiritual Reality."
The opening session last nigh
heard messages by Rev. Marvin
Vick and Rev. J. H. Lanning,
Long Memorial pastor.
Tonight and tomorrow night
the sessions will continue under
the leadership of other ministers
from neighboring towns.
Acting as leaders for the con.
ference are the following minis
Rev. R. E. Brown, pastor, First
Methodist church, Henderson, N.
C.; Rev. W. L .Clegg, pastor, West
Durham Methodist church, Dur
ham, N. C.; Rev. 0. W. Dowd, pas
tor, Methodist church, Oxford, N.
C.; Rev. M. W. Lawrence, pastor,
Person Methodist Charge, Rox
boro, N. C.; Rev. Marvin Vick,
pastor, Grace and Longhurst
Methodist churches, Roxboro, N.
C., and Rev. Jesse H. Lanning,
pastor, Long Memorial Methodist
church, Roxfboro, N. C.
Throughout the course of the
conference the leaders will pray
erfully study the subjects of the
program but they will not be
publicly announced until just be
fore the people go to the several
groups to discuses them. TTmra
will be a special group for young
people. The division of all others
attending the several groups will
be made by numbered slips of
paper, e. g., 1- 2-3- 4 - 5 and
then repeated. These will be giv
en to the people as they go from
the first devotional to the groups.
In this fashion the group drawn
will be the one for that person
to attemd the Con
There will be special messages
each night at 8:10. However, the
main emphasis will be on the con
ference and group work. The one
vital theme for this conference
is “Finding Spiritual Reality.”
Then there are four vital and re
lated sub-themes that will be fol
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To Begin Sunday
The annual series of revival
meetings will begin at Concord
church Sunday morning at 11 o’-
clock, the pastor, Rev. M. W. Law
« rence, announced yesterday.
Two services will be held Sun
day at 11 a. m. and at 7:30 in the
evening and ail next week at 4
in the afternoon and at 7:30 at
A Rev. A. J. Hobbs, presiding el
der of the Durham district, will
’do the preaching and everyone
cordially invited to attend all
K* Lester Royster, Person County
Kkegro, is out of jail under a S3OO
||snd charged with the theft of
||sl2o from H. E. Lawson, negro
|pjj||jier of the Allens ville commu
w |j|awson said he had just cash
-'lfi tois seed loan check and accus
ed Shyster of taking it from him
ipji be slept in his car on Gal-
*. BHner is a tenant on the farm
The House of Representatives yesterday unanimously adopted
a resolution recommending that the National Democratic convention
nominate Governor Clyde Hoey, above, for president. The resolution
was greeted with cheers and pass 3d almost immediately.
Bethel Hill’s Second Annual
Fair Planned For Next Week
Debaters To See
On Friday night at 8:00 p. m.
the Allensville debating team will
meet Wilton High school.
The query this year is resolved:
That the U. S. and Great Britain j
should form an alliance. The af
firmative team of Allensville will
be represented by Dorothy Oak
ley, a member of the senior class,
and Elsie West, a member of the
Judges for the debate will be
Mr. H. D. Young, of Olive Hill
school, Mr. S. F. Nicks, Jr. and J.
S. Walker of Roxboro.
The negative team from Al
lensville will debate Oak Hill
High school at Oak Hill on Fri
day afternoon at 2:00 p. m. The
negative team of Allensville will
be represented by Frances Evans
and Geraldine Moorefield both
from the Junior class.
West To Speak
At Woman’s Club
Rev. W. F. West, pastor of the
First Baptist church, will be the
principal speaker at the regular
meeting of the Woman’s club
Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, it
was announced today.
Mr. West’s subject wil be “In
ternational Affairs,” and a large
crowd is expected to be on hand
for this address. Miss Claire Har
ris, chairman of this department
of the club, will have charge of
All members are urged to at
tend and pay their dues in order
for the club to end the year in
good financial condition.
- ‘ O :
“The most manifest sign of wis
dom is continual cheerfulness.”
“Fashion Parade”, Educa
tional Exhibits Feature 3-
Bethel Hill school’s second an
nual fair will be held in the
school gymnasium Tuesday, Wed
nesday and Thursday of next
There will be one night session
which will be held Wednesday
On Wednesday night at 7:30
the Home Economic classes will
put on a “Fashion Parade” and
following this the parents will be
entertained by the Toy Orchestra.
After this the crowd will adjourn
to the gymnasium and see the
Last year at the night session so
many people visited the Fair that
it was almost impossible for ev
eryone to get in the gymnasium
When possible, the parents are in
vited to see the exhibits during
school hours and also visit the
teachers in their rooms and see
the type of teaching being car
ried on. During school hours there
will be several students on duty
in the gymnasium who will di
rect parents to any room they may
wish to visit.
The following exhibits will be
put on by the various grades and
departments: first grade, Miss M.
Woody, Home and Farily; first
grade, Miss Koon, Transportation;
sscond grade, Mrs. Hayes, Sea
sons; third grade, Miss Lucille
Woody, The Story of Bread;
fourth grade, Mrs Glepn, Hol
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F. H. A. Loans
We have a connection now of
placing F. H| A. Loans. If you
are figuring on building, please
contact us. The least amount that
can be secured is $3,000,000 and
the maximum amount is $16,000.
Can be paid over a period of from
ten to 20 years.
Knight’s Insurance Agency.
IS UNDER BOND
Hatcher Awaits Trial In Re
corder’s Court for Larceny
Clarence Hatcher, fromer Per
son County deputy sheriff, yes
terday wa9 placed under a $250
bond to await trial in Recorder’s
court April 11 on a charge of lar
Arrested Tuesday night by De
puty Sheriff Baxter Dunn, Hat
cher was caught with a truck
load of meat identified as belong
ing to Miss Ida Walker and Er
nest Hamlett, residents of the
Preliminary hearing was held
before Judge J. T. Newton in the
Grand Jury room yesterday morn
ing at which time the defendant’s
bond was raised to $250 from the
SIOO figure it had been set the
night before. He was represented
at the hearing by R. P. Bums,
Hatcher, it was alleged, was
suspected of the crime when his
truck was seen turning around in
the middle of the street near
Hamlett’s home at a late hour
Tuesday night. When the theft
was discovered, Hatcher was ap
prehended by Deputy Sheriff
Dunn and the meat was found in
the rear of the truck.
County’s Scout ,
Quota For Fair
Placed At Four
Person County’s scout allotment
for attending the World’s Fair
in New York this summer has
bean set at four, it was announ
ced this week.
The quota for the Cherokee
council was set at 32. j
Applications will be accepted
only from boys who are First
Class, who became Scouts prior
to May 1, 1938. who are active in
their troops and have the appro
val of their Scoutmaster. District
quotas will be accepted from all
applications turned in before
April 22nd. A $5.00 registration
fee must accompany the applica
tion. This will be returned if the
Scout is not selected to represent
$30.00, it is estimated, will cov
er all necessary expense* The 7-
day stay will cost $10.50 and the
train fare, $14.65. This leaves
almost $5.00 for unforseefn ex- 1
penses. Two uniforms will be ne
cessary. Entertainment, of course,
Funeral For Well Known
Dentist Conducted At
Funeral services for Dr. G. C.
Vickers, 53, well known Person
County dentist, were held yester
day morning at the home in the
Allensville community. Interment
was made in Burchwood ceme
Dr. Vickers was widely known
throughout all parts of the county
having practiced his profession
here for many years before mov
ing his office to his home several
years ago. His death was attri
buted to a breakdown growing
out of complications from an at
tack of influenza several weeks
ago. He was carried to the hos
pital about 10 days ago but his
condition grew gradually weaker
until the end.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Betty Vickers; four daughters,
j Mrs. H. H. Perry of Los Ange
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Matinee, Prizes Announced
In Campaign; Fowler Resigns
Lack of Cooperation, Fric
tion In Clqan-Up Cam
T. J. Fowler, local sanitarian,
yesterday resigned as chairman
of the annual Clean-Up campaign
which is scheduled to get under
way next week.
Fowler, who was appointed last
week by City Manager James C.
Harris, gave lack of cooperation
and internal friction as reasons
for his action.
The local Chamber of Com
merce, it is understood, is plan
ning to hold a similar campaign
of its own sometime in May and
all efforts to have the two cam
paigns joined together in a co
operative affair were fruitless.
The campaign beginning next
week is sponsored by the city of
Fowler’s complete statement
reads as folows:
“When I accepted the office as
chairman of the Clean-Up Cam
paign in Roxboro, it was my un
derstanding that the enterprise
would be executed with the co
operation of all officials of all
organizations, as well as public
“It has lately developed that
this particular campaign, of
which I have been elected chair
man, is not to be given the in
terest and support of a prominent
community organization, the ex
ecutive board of which has plan
ned to inaugurate a clean-up cam
paign of its own at a later date.
“Becuse of this friction and
lack of entire civic cooperatio’
I find myself placed in an embar
rasing position: and since accept
ance of the duties of my part have
been entirely voluntary, and in
no sense an official service, I
submit my resignation as Chair-]
man of the present Clean-Up
Campagn of the City of Rox
Vaccine For Dogs,
Dr. O. G. Davis, local
arian, has announced a
tion clinic for dogs and
ery Monday, WAftnesday
Saturday throughout April at
the Hyco Warehouse. j
A compulsory law requires all]
dogs and cats to be vaccinated '
yearly and a fee of 50 cents for
the service is charged for the
medicine only, Dr. Davis said.
Large Audience Applauds
High School Dramatic Pro
A near-capacity croud Tuesday
night applauded long and loud,
the Roxboro Senior Class annual
dramatic production, “The Charm
School,” presented in the high
Coached by Miss Lucy Jane |
Bowers, fa<hilty member, the play
presented James Jackson, as Aus
tin Berans, the automobile sales
man, who inherited a college of
beautiful girls, and Carolyn]
White as Elsie Bendottie, one of |
his star pupils, in the starring
Filled to the brim with amusing
and compromising situations, the
plot finally brought the princip.
als together in a romantic ending.
Supporting the principals with
outstanding performances were:
Charles White as David Mac-
Kenzie, a law student; Robert
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To The Citizens
In regards to the clean-up,
paint-up, fix-up campaign, re
member, that cleanliness is a
kin to Godliness and applies
just as much to communities
as to persons.
Cleanliness promotes not
only beauty but health, and a
beautiful community is usual
ly a healthy one.
Removal of all those things
which make a community look
unattractive, also removes
those things which menace
Look around your home and
yard, and see what improve
ments you can make. Clean
paint up flowers and shrubs,
up trash, make needed repairs,
Let’s all go to work this
week to make Roxboro a clean
er, healthier, and more attrac
tive place to live.
James C. Harris,
Will Begin Soon
Pre-school clinics for seven
Person County schools have been
scheduled for the remainder of
this year, Dr. A. L. Allen, health
officer, said yesterday.
These clinics are annually con
ducted for children who will be
gin school next year. A complete
physical examination, including
testing of eyes and ears and a
smallpox vaccination are given as
routine while the vaccination for
diphtheria will be given to those
pre-school children whose parents
want it given and when it is
Infants and younger children
may also be brought to these cli
nics by their parents when diph
theria vaccination is desired, Dr.
The schedule as already prepar
ed includes Central school April
>ll, Longhurst April 12, P. C. T.
S. (c) April 17, Bethel Hill April
24, Let: Jefers (c) April 25, High
Plane April 26 and Ca-Vel May 1.
If there are other schools than
the above whose officials desire
these pre-school clinics, the health
department will receive applica
tions and may be able take one
or two in addition to those al
ready scheduled. Applications
should be turned in as soon as pos
To Raise Rates
By Film Board
The Palace and Dolly Madison
Theatres are anouncing today a
change in admission scale for the
evening shows. Whereas the price
for adults ha* been 26c the price
will now be 30c.
The Kirbys pointed out that this
increase was necessary if the two
houses were to continue to play
first-run pictures. The film board
of trade, stated the proprietors,
has said that the Roxboro thea
res must charge as much as other
theatres in this territory if first
run pictures are to be continued.
Both the Dolly Madison and
the Palace have- established repu
tations for playing the best shows
and generally speaking, it is
thought that patrons want this
continued even hough they have
to pay a few pennies more.
THE TIMES IS PERSOMI
A LEADER AT ALL
Extra Features For Next
Week’s Drive Announced
By City Manager Harris.
City Manager James C. Harris
yesterday announced that a tin
can matinee will be held at th*
Palace theatre on the final day.
Saturday, April 8, as another fen.
ture of the annual Clean-Up cam
paign which gets underway Mon
Boys 12 years of age and under
who bring in as many as 100 tin
cans will be admitted to the per
formance free. The show will bn
held in the morning.
Harris also announced that all
persons wishing to compete for
prizes should register on the
morning of the Bth. and the com
mittees will make their inspec
tions on this basis.
Prizes will be offered for (1).
cleanest backyard, (2) cleanest
front yard, (3) best arangement
of flowers, (4) cleanest vacant
lot, (5) greatest mprovement by
painting and (6) boy picking up
most tin cans.
The list of 18 prizes, three of
which will be given for each di
visions above are as follows:
Glenn Bros, 1 car washed; Roy
al Case, 1 meal; Service Dry
Cleaners, one suit or dress dry
cleaned; Electric Appliance, 18-
piece set of china; Carolina Po
wer and Light, one table lamps
Thomas Barber Shop, one haic
cut and shave; Long’s Flower
Shop, one plant; Hambrick, Aus
tin and Thomas, one pound box
of candy; Thompson Ins. Agency.
$2.50 towel set; Roxboro Drug
Co., Lucien de Long Powder; T.
and O. Mondail compact; Long;
Bradsher, pair of scissors; Corner
Barber Shop, shampoo and tonic;
Tar H-sel Chevrolet Co., wash and
grease; Penders, 2-lbs. double
fresh coffee; Peebles Dept. Storey
Funeral For 4
Mrs. W. J. Dean
Final rites for Mrs. W. J. Dean,
70, of Rougemont, Route 1, were
held Tuesday afternoon at Mt
Mrs. Dean had been in ill health
since early December and her
condition had grown gradually
worse since Christmas until her
death Monday. She was a member
of Mt. Harmony church and had
been for most of her life.
Rev. L. J. Rainey of Durham
and Elder Lex Chandler of Tim
berlake were the officiating min
Surviving are her husband;
three daughters, Mrs. G. S. Mor
gan of Bunn Level, route 1, Mr*.
B. W. Mangum of Littleton and
Mrs. A. E. Riggs of Rougemont;
two sons, D. B. Dean of Burling
ton, and A. H. Dean of Roxboro;
a sister, Mrs. Dora Duncan of
Timber lake; a half brother, S. Y.
Clements of Morehead City, and *
half sister, Mrs. Jennie Kennedy
Active pall bearers included Ir
ving Morgan, Thelbert Dean.
George Duncan, Floyd Cannady r
Love Rhew, and Ben Peede.
Honorary pall bearers were
Herman Sherman, A. D. Newton,
Ed Cook, Irving Gentry, Arthur
Moore and Hunter Cates.
Herbert Allen, Wyatt Monk.
Maxie Blalock and Floyd Woody,
the latter two of Helena, return
ed Tuesday night from a
1 trip at Lake Mattamuskedt. The
boys brought back a wash tub
full of fish and report an enjoy
able trip for all hands. ' jjaHl