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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY-EIGHT
W. D. Merritt Re-Appointed
As University Trustee Friday
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Re-elected for eight more years
as a trustee pf the Greater Uni
versity of North Carolina was
William D. Merritt, above, pro
minent local attorney. He has al
ready served the University as a
trustee for 10 years.
Teams Lose Out
In Friday Events
Allensville’s debating team di
vided up on the debates Friday,
winning one an losing one, thus
being eliminated from further
competition in the finals at Chap
The negative team defeated Oak
Hill at Oak Hill Friday afternoon
but Allensville’s affirmative team
was defeated by Wilton at Al
lensville in the evening.
A large crowd was on hand for
the debates in the school audi
torium and more interest
shown this year than in many
Debating for Allensville’s af
firmative were Dorothy Oakley j
and Elsie West against Rowena
Cash and Ethel Brummitt of Wil- j
ton. Frances Evans and Geraldine j
Moorefield of the negative de
bated Jane Pittard and Bill Jane
Frazier of Oak Hill.
Judges at Allensville included'
H. D. Young, S. F. Nicks, Jr., and
J. S. Walker.
Chief S. A. Oliver warns all
children having bicycles to keep,
them locked up when not in use.
Several have been stolen, recently.
Along The Way
With the Editor
Well, we heard a rumor last week and the rumor sounded so
strange that we immediately began tracing it down. It was rumored
around town that Victor Satterfield had started a garden and that
he had planted green peas, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and many other
nice things that people raise in order to defeat the high cost of
The rumor was correct as far as it went. Victor had planted
a garden, but our special news hound sounded this alarm. Altho
Victor had done the planting he did not expect to do any more work.
He was looking to his father-in-law, J. D. Perkins, to keep the
garden in good shape.” Mr. Satterfield knew that Mr. Perkins would
not start the thing and then keep it going, but thought that he might
not be so cruel as to see the garden grow up in weeds. Therefore,
we have the Satterfield-Perkins’ garden, owned by Satterfield, tend
ed by Perkins and “ et” by Satterfield.
Hemember Leonard Heffner who taught school here for about
20 years. Well, he dropped in the other day and invited us out to his
car to see the girl that he was going to marry, or maybe we should
jut it—the girl he wanted to marry. We met the young lady who was
very beautiful and all of that, but never did get the opportunity to
r tell her all of the things we wanted to about the man she was run-!
ning around with. -
Flash—Reporting concerning “Doc” Carver, the mayor of Rouge- j
moot. This writer went to a barbecue the other night and there was
Mr. Carver Just as bright and happy as be.could be. Doc lived in,
RoxJdotq for several years, but could not stand city life and had to |
1I go hack to the country. We understand that he is making good there
In a big wav - . •*
Don’t’teU Stakes Brooks one thing. Let him go ahead and get
Veteran Lawyer Named For
8 More Years; Has Already
Served Decade as Trustee.
William D. Merritt, dean of the
Person County bar association,
was signally honored again Fri
day when the Senate and House
of Representatives in joint ses
sion re-appointed him a member
of the Board of Trustees of the
Greater University of North Caro
The veteran local attorney,
who has already served the Uni
versity 10 years as trustee, will
serve eight more years by virtue
of his re-election Friday.
Mr. Merritt, an alumnus of the
University, was a member of the
class of 1894 and has been one of
its most enthusiastic supporters
since that time. He starred for the
University as a member of the
football teams of 1892, 93, 94 and
has been a staunch supporter of
Carolina teams down through the
No more loyal son of the Uni
versity can be found than Mr.
Merritt and this latest honor is
a fitting tribute to him.
Bethel Hill Wins
One, Loses One
In Debate Triangle
Bethel Hill lost out in the Tri
angle for debating honors Friday
night by breaking even in two
debates. This marks the first time
in many years this school has not
reached the finals in Chapel Hill.
In this year’s contests, Bethel
Hill’s negative team lost to E.
M. Holt near Burlington while the
affirmative was winning from
Elon at home. Victory in both ev
ents was necessary for the team
to go to Chapel Hill.
Debaters for Bethel Hill were:
Negative, Allene Dixon and Carol
Leigh Humphries; Affirmative,
Clyde Sullivan and Christine
Judges at Bethel Hill were B.
B. Knight, H. W. Newell and F.
O. Carver, Jr.
The teams were coached by
Miss Rowena Taylor, member of
Burgess Decorating Service is
a new enterprise just opening on
Depot Street, featuring painting
and paper hanging. Attention is
called to their ad on an inside
page for further details.
WM CLEAN UP• PAINT UP-FIX UP
I Unoto m IHen, ®Romtn anU Cijtthren %
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fit THAT, Whereas the NATIONAL CLEAN UP. PAINT UP
m AND FIX UP CAMPAIGN has resulted in many advantages to 1 Si
HI . community life throughout the United States,, . w >ll
111 in Safeguarding HEALTH and, SAFETY; , jp
m In promoting EMPLOYMENT and THRIFT; M
B In furthering FIRE PREVENTION;! * K
|tl| In promoting BETTER HOUSINCtj „
ill tn stimulating CIVIC PRWB; and ' j§l
II • In making the "HOMB At9D QITYJBAUTJFUI*?] Ig
gill NOW, THEREFORE, Be it known that plans have been f||l
perfected for a thorough CLEAN-UP, PAINT-UP AND FIX- I|||
UP CAMPAIGN in the City of Roxboro beginning Monday, ]l§l
i April 3. This date to mark the Opening of a real campaign of ||||
H| persistent and constructive effort in cleaning-up, fixing-up «jg|j§
jpl and KEEPING IT UP. In this worthy movement of Cleaning, * B@.
isla Painting, Planting, Repairing and general Rehabilita- fl
|g| tion and Beautification we urge each citizen to do his or her r. p B
i fflgl best to make our community H
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■k R. B. Dawes ■
Revaluation, Tax Listing Begun In County
Annual Clean-Up Campaign To Get
Underway Here Tomorrow For Week
Registration For Inspection
Should Be Made Saturday,
; Final , plans are complete and
i the annual Clean-Up campaign
i' will get underway tomorrow and
continue through next Saturday.
Sponsored by the town of Rox
boro, the drive this year is be
ing headed;. „lby - City Manager
James C. Harris, who yesterday
announced that all persons who
wished their homes and premises
judged for the valuable prizes
offered should register at the
town office Saturday morning.
Inspection will be held on Mon
day, he said.
Boys 12 years of age and under
who bring as many as 100 tin
cans to the campaign headquar
ters will be admitted to the Pal
ace theatre at a Tin Can matinee
to be held Saturday morning.
Prizes, 18 in number, have been
donated by local merchants and
will be given for (1) cleanest
backyard, (2) cleanest front yard,
(3) best arangement of flowers,
(4) cleanest vacant lot, (5) great
est improvement by painting and
(6) boy picking up most tin cans.
Throughout the week, town, in
dividuals and organizations will
| concentrate their efforts on mak-
I irig the city more attractive
' through the elimination of un
sightly rubbish, tin cans and:
' weeds from backyards, as well as j
1 toward the'improvement of the'
appearance of the business dis- j
triet through 'more thorough
Clean- Up Drive
It is the basic fundamental
of the Clean-Up, Paint-Up and
Fix-Up Campaign that it is
not conducted for the benefit
of any special interest, but for
the benefit of all interests and
cooperating agencies of the
community, with the active
support and cooperation of the
local public administration and
its departments and the local
newspapers. Its purpose is con
certed action for community
cleanliness, health, safety,
beautification and better liv
ing. The Campaign is an im
pressive and practical object
lesson in better citizenship and
civics through cooperation be
tween (he growing and thie
adult generations in the com
munity for greater cleanliness,
health, safety, thrift and civic
pride in home and community
environments. The instrument
of the Campaign in the demon
stration of good community
housekeeping are organized
cleanliness, beautification, sani
tation, repair and renovation
of all classes of property and
environment, both public and
private, with resultant added
protection against disease, ac
cident, fire and depredation,
and with the attendant crea
tion of needed employment. ..
V James C. Harris,
Project Started Yesterday
To Continue Through Ap
ril; First Since 1920.
Tax listing and revaluation of
real property are expected to get
underway in full blast tomorrow
in all townships and continue
A complete revaluation was
authorized by the General As
sembly several weeks ago.
The last complete revaluation
was in 1920. A revaluation was
authorized again in 1932 but due
to the lateness of its passage by
the Assembly the county was for
ced to take a horizontal cut in
stead of revaluation.
This year a house to house can
vass will be mad® by the list tak
ers, according to J. S. Walker,
county accountant, who was ap
pointed tax supervisor by the
Board at its last month’s meet
ing. In Roxboro township the tax
listers will be in the courthouse
on Mondays and Saturdays
throughout the month for the
purpose of listing those who are
missed on the regular round of the
Tax listers appointed by the
supervisor include: Roxboro -
George Walker, Robert Lunsford;
Allensville - C. P. Gentry, W. H.
Gentry, Clyde Satterfield; Bushy
Fork - D. A. Hester, W. W. Whit
field, F. L. Moore; Cunningham -
F. W. Wells, S. M. Green, Jacob
Thompson; Flat River - J. O.
Pierce, S. G. Hamlin, Thomas Mc-
Broom; Holloway - J. Y. Humph
ries, J. W. Tatum; Mt. Tirzah -
A. L. Moore, B. S. Glenn, J. A.
Fogleman; Olive Hill - L. T. Wag
staff, J. M. Brewer, F. H. Car
ver; Woodsdale - J. F. Bailey, H.
.B, Bailey, W. E. Rudder. . 7
RHS Takes One First, Six
Second Places In District
Music Contest In Durham
On Dog Trot
Josh Ramsey cut Johnnie Coun
cil and Johnnie Council cut Josh
Ramsey down on Dog Trot late
yesterday afternoon with the re
sult that both negroes now face
charges of assault 'with deadly
Ramsey and Council fell out
with each other and it would have
been a fight to the finish if on
lookers had not taken a hand.
Both were brought to a local
physician for treatment by Chief
S. A. Oliver who investigated
Ramsey’s wounds were mostly
around the hands and he was
lodged in jail immediately. Coun
cil, the most seriously wouned,
had his arm practically cut off
through the muscular area as
well as minor cuts in other parts
of the body. Chief Oliver was a
waiting permission from the at
tending physician before lodging
him in jail also.
Here Next Week
The annual Good Friday ser
vice will be Hfeld at the Presbyter
ian church next Friday at 12 o’-
clock noon, continuing until 3 p.
m., it was announced here yes
A union service, the program is
sponsored each year by the Coun
ty Ministerial association. Eight
ministers representing the dif
ferent denominations throughout
the county will be in charge of
this service and everybody is in
vited to attend.
Last year the service was held
in the Methodist church while in
1937, the event was held in the
local Episcopal church.
Regular communion service will
be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal
church here this afternoon at 4
o’clock, it was announced yester
Next Sunday, Easter, commun
ion service will be held at 9:15
in the morning. Both services
will be conducted by Rev. C. A.
Cole, pastor. |
Seal Sale Underway
Easter Seals For Crippled
Children To Be Sold Until
The Easter Sale of seals for
crippled children is well under
way in all schools, Mrs. T. C.
Wagstaff said yesterday in an
nouncing extra prizes for those
selling the most.
$5.00 will be given to the school
selling the most seals and the lo
cal theatres have arranged to give
free tickets to all school children
selling as many as 100, she said.
The sale ends April 10.
Sponsored toy the North Caro
lina League for Crippled Child
ren, proceeds from the sale are
split 50-50 between the state and
the local organizations,
Last year, the first time the sale
was conducted in this county, ap
proximately S6O was realized
which was used. for braces and
THE TIMES IS PERSONS
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
High School Enters Con
test For First Time And
Makes Fine Record.
Approximately 700 singers and
musicians representing more than
a score of schools participated in
the eleventh annual district North
Carolina high school audition in
Roxboro entered eight events
in the contest, winning one first
place (Piano Louise Walker,
soloist) six second places (Mixed
Chorus, Girls’ Glee club, Boyaf
quartet, mixed quartet, girls'
trio, and soprano solo Annie
The Central Junior High school
auditorium was the scene of the
contests which matched choral
groups, soloists, and pianists
from schools of the Durham dis
trict in the elimination series
sponsored annually by the Wo
man’s college of the University of
North Carolina. The Schools
I represented were the class ‘B’ and
j class ‘C’ divisions.
Twenty-one major chorus and
| 18 smaller choral ensembles par
! ticipated in the contests today, W.
P. Twaddell, supervisor of music
in the Durham city schools and
director of the district
j The adjudicator’s comments on
the Roxboro students were very
favorable, both as to musician?-
ship and appearance. Mr. Twad
dell was very enthusiastic over
the fact that Roxboro took so
many second places even though
it was the first time that the larg
er ensembles had ever taken
part in the district contest.
The Rotary club of Roxboro
played a very important part in
helping the students go to Dur
ham this year. They contribut
ed $25 with which contest music
A Capella Choir
In Long Memorial
This evening at 7:30 o’clock, a
special sacred concert at Long
Memorial church will feature the
talented A Capella Choir of Louis
burg college, Rev. J. H. Lanning.
the pastor, announced this week.
This choir of 30 voices has es
tablished an enviable reputation
throughout the South and its con
cert here is expected to be of it*
usual merit. The program is spon
sored by the Young Peoples di
vision of the church.
other necessities for crippled
children and for taking others to
the hospital in Gastonia.
Governor Clyde R. Hoey in a
prepared statement this week to
those behind the movement
heartily endorsed the sale of seals
for crippled children. He said,
“Easter, with its theme of hope,
new life and new opportunities,
affords us again the privilege of
helping to make possible a more
abundant life for our crippled
children. Your purchase of Eas
ter Seals wil aid in restoring to
crippded children their birthright
of sound bodies, educated and
trained minds, an useful occupa
tions, which they have been de
nied through no fault of thefts
“I heartily endorse thi*.
worthy cause and hope that tlto
citizenship of this State
it the support it deserves. 1 *