IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY-EIGHT
To Run Next Week
Town Trucks Unable To
Saul All Trash By End Os
The annual Clean-Up campaign
in progress here all this week
will be continued through next
week, City Manager James C.
Harris said yesterday.
The continuation was called be
cause town trucks will be unable
to haul off all trash collected this
week by Saturday night, it is be
The tin can matinee, one of the
special features of the drive, is
expected to attract 500 children
here Saturday morning. One hun
dred cans has been set as the
price of admission by campaign
officials. The cans will be brought
to the town office to be exchang
ed for tickets Saturday morn
Harris indicated yesterday that
city streets in the business dis
trict would be washed off be
fore the end of this week, as a
part of the city’s program in the
Clean-Up drive in order to im
prove the appearance for the
Fire hydrants are being painted
and other improvements made to
improve the appearance of the
town during the week.
Month Will Be
Observed By Clubs
During the entire month of
April the Home Demonstration
and 4-H Clubs of Person County
will concentrrf e -on the obser
vance, not only of “Better Home
Week” as it is nationally known,
but on the whole as being
the time to lay the foundation for
beauty around the home.
Everyone is cognizant of the
fact that to truly beautify a place j
the first thing which must be done
is to clean up. Several of the 4-h|
clubs are sponsoring a clean-up;
day at their churches—others
are taking their clean-up day to
work on the school grounds while 1
others are attempting to clean-up j
and beautify some community!
center other than church and
The theme for the Home Dem
onstration club meetings is “Gen
eral Sanitation” —Demonstration 1
being given on inexpesive, easy
methods of cleaning all parts of
a house. This is supplemented in
each meeting by a open forum
discussipn of Home Beautification,'
led by that project leader. Sev-J
eral of the Home Beautification
Project Leaders have set aside'
meeting day this month as “Plant j
and' Seed Exchange Day.” This
wiQ encourage the planting of
more flowers and the beautifi
cation of the premises in general.
It is the hope of members of
these two organizations that they
may demonstrate in their own
homes cleanliness, sanitation,
healthfulness and beauty.
This program of work for April
tie* in very nicely with the local
and national “Better Homes Cam
palgn,” and much interest as be
ing evinced by all those partici
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ITS A BOY! !
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garrett are
, receiving congratulations on the
birth of a son born at their home*
near Moriah on Route 1, Rouge
mont, N. C., Thursday, March 30,
r Mrs. Garrett formerly was
Miss Blanche Hill and is the dau-j
lighter of Mr. Andrew Hill and
Njfae,iato Mrs. Hill of Route l, 1
Person Coutry Times
e Banquet Here
Juniors and Seniors of Hurdle
. Mills held their annual banquet
> at Hotel Roxboro here Tuesday
Special guests included Rev.
s T. H. Hamilton, Mrs. Wallace
Woods, both of whom appeared
| on the program, members of the
local school committee and fac
’ ulty members.
t Those present enjoyed a deli
. cious three course dinner after
which the formal program was
held followed by games and con
tests participated in by the stu
, Jack White acted as toastmas
. ter for the affair. Rachel Porter
field is president of the Junior
The complete program was as
Invocation - Rev. J. B. Currin.
Welcome - Rachel Porterfield.
1 Response - Billy Long.
1 The House That Jack Built -
Senior Class - Nell Breeze.
Response - Gertrude Berry.
Mother Goose’s Favorite Char
acters - Faculty - Oscar Peed,
Hilda Fousbee, Eva Long Garrett,
Grace Long, Vera Rimmer, Varo
, nica Hall.
i Response - Hubert Gentry.
Last Will and Testament - Doro
! thy Lee.
O Dear, How Can We Happy
Be - Junior Class.
Special Music - Rev. T. H. Ham
ilton, acompanied by Mrs. Wal
Harry, The Great - School -
Ida Mae Moore.
Response - School Song,
j Tribute To Mr. Currin -C. J.
i Person County
i Farmer Suffers
i Painful Burns
Joe Allen, well-known Person
county farmer, was reported yes
i terday to have been severely
1 burned about the face, arms and
1 hands Tuesday night when he at
! tempted to put out a fire that
i consumed an out-building on his
j farm in the Flat River section. |
I Mr. Allen was brought to Rojt
I boro for treatment of his burns.
| His injuries were described as be
-1 ing painful but not serious,
j The Roxboro fire truck was call
| ed to the scene of a fire Tuesday
afternoon which started in a loti
back of the T. C. Brooks home i
on Lamar street. The fire proved
to be nothing more than a pile
of brush that was soon extin
Fluoroscope ! H
»i I 1
The fluoroscope machine for
examination for tuberculosis was
here at the local Health Depart
ment for two days this week, ex
| amining 73 people, Dr. A .L. Al
len said this morning.
A Comparatively low incidence
was found here, be said, two
cases of adult and one childhood
tuberculosis -being discovered.
Several who have been patients
at sanitorium were also exam in- 1
ed and all of these were found in 1
good condition. |
The Danger Spots
Arrows indicate key Mediterranean and African territories where
Italy is pressing concessions from France. In Tunisia, with almost as
many Italian residents as French, Paris is willing to grant minority rights
to the followers of Premier Mussolini. Italy also wants equal admin
istration rights over the Suez canal, “lifeline” to her East African terri
tory, and control over the railroad which runs from Djibouti, in French
Somaliland, to Addis Ababa, in the heart of Italian East Africa. The
island of Corsica, -for which an unofficial Italian campaign has been
started, will likely remain French territory. »
Stretch Nears Completion
Local People Have Been
Forced To Detour Into Dur
ham Many Months.
The repaving of the Roxboro-
Durham highway stretch which
has caused local-people to .detour
around by the Liggett and Meyer’s
tobacco storage in order to get
into Durham is scheduled to be
completed by May 8 and may
be completed‘before that date,
Jesse Proctor, district highway
engineer, said yesterday.
This announcement is of es
pecial interest to Roxboro citi
zens who go to the Bull City fre
quently and have been forced to
take the narrow winding detour
which enters the city just below
When the entire project is com
pleted this part of the Roxboro-
Durham highway will be the
modern highway stretch in this
vicinity. Traffc hazards have been
eliminated as far as possible.
Sidewalks have been laid over
part of the course, especially in
the dangerous residential Brag
town section, a distance of more
than a mile, thus removing pe
destrians from the highway pro
M. T. Saunders
Here To Represent
Mack T. Saunders .former Rox
boro resident, has returned here
as special representative of the
Security Life and Trust company
of Wiftston-Salem, it was an
nounced here early this week.
Saunders, a native of Virginia,
came to Roxboro in 1933 and was
employed at Collins and Aikman
until July 1934, when he accept
ed a position with Blalock Chev
rolet company in Oxford where
be has resided since.
His company has been among
the leaders in the insurance field
in North Carolina for many years
and has stood near the top in vol
ume of business over a period of
In Roxboro, Saunders with his
young wife are residing in the
Satterfield apartments on Main
Paper bombs filled with a
chemical that explodes on contact
with heat, releasing a violent puff
of an inert gas, have been invent
ed by an Italian for extingushing
To Be Held
On April 18th. T. T. Brown,
Specialist of the Poultry Depart
ment of State college Extension
Service, will hold a poultry school
in Roxboro, at the Courthouse,
from 2:00 to 4:00 p. m.
This meeting will be devoted to
a general discussion of poultry
problems. Mr. Brown will prob
ably make a post mortem exam
ination in explaining the diag
nosis of poultry diseases. All far
mers and farm women who are
interested in poultry are invited
to attend this meeting and to
ask any questions in regard to
chickens, turkeys, or anything
they are interested in.
Several cases of diseases of
poultry have been reported in the
county recently, and we feel sure
everyone will be glad to hear
what Mr. Brown has to say.
The meeting will begin prompt
ly at 2:00 p. m. and will con
tinue until 4:00 p. m.. Come early
and hear what Mr. Brown has to
say, and be prepared to ask any
question concerning your own
poultry. Remember the date:
April 18, 1939 - 2:00 to 4:00 p. m.
A door knob that switches on
an electric light to illuminate a
keyhole when a button in its
center is pressed has been in
vented that can be installed in
place of any old knob.
Carl Goerch To Speak At
Chamber Banquet April 28
Publisher, Radio Commen
tator Secured By Burke For
Carl Goerch, publisher of The
State magazine and popular radio
commentator, has been secured as
the principal speaker for the
Chamber of Commerce’s annual
banquet to be held at Hotel Rox
boro April 28, it .was announced
early this week by Secretary Mel
vin H. Burke.
Tickets for the affair were
placed on sale for members of
the Chamber Monday, it was
said, and will be open to the fed
eral public beginning next week.
Kirby Clamps Lid Down On
New Marriage License Law
First June Week
For World’s Fair
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A telegram was received this
week from Lome W. Barclay,
National Director of Camping,
stating the the Cherokee Council’s
World’s Fair troop had been as
signed the week beginning June
Ist. and ending June Bth. to at
tend the World’s Fair.
Wide-spread interest through
out the Cherokee Council has been
manifested in the World’s Fair
and there is every indication that
the Cherokee Council will be rep
resented by high ranking Scouts
for this important event.
The Scouts will be given a
camping location inside the fair
ground taking care of 150 boys.
The full fee for one week at the
Fair Camp will be $10.50. This
will pay for bedding as well as
food which will be served at the
camp site. The entire cost of the
one week stay in New York in
cluding transportation and all
necessary expense will amount to
less than S3O.
! The troop representing the
Cherokee Council will be under
the leadership of four adult
Scouters, selected by the Camp
Committee from applications re
Each district has been given
until April 22nd. to fill their
quota. Any unfilled quota at that
time will be distributed among
other districts. Quotas for the
various districts are as follows:
t Reidville, 6; Burlington, 8; East
! Alamance, 5; Caswell, 2; Tri-
Cities, 7 and Person County, 4.
The interdenominational Good
Friday service will begin tomor
row at noon for a three hour ser
vice at the Presbyterian church.
This service, an annual oc
casion, is sponsored by the Min
isterial association with ministers
from all sections of the county
participating. Last year, the ser
vice was held at Long Memorial
while St. Mark’s Episcopal was
the scene two years ago, the first
of the series.
Ministers scheduled to take part
in tomorrow’ service are:' Rev.
Marvin Vick, Rev. N. J. Todd,
Rev. J. H. Shore, Rev. W. F. West,
Rev. Joe B. Currin, Rev. J. H.
Lanning, Rev. M. W. Lawrence
and Rev. T. H. Hamilton.
The slight charge is SI.OO per
Goeroh has established a state
wide reputation through his talks
over radio station W. P. T. F. and
has become widely known as an
authority on contemporary North
Carolina. He has made several
public appearances here within
the last few years and his decis
ion to speak here again at the
coming Chamber of Commerce
banquet will .be welcomed by
many local citizens.
Other program'ieattires have
also been arranged for the oc-|
casion but these were not com-:
Stores To Close
Roxboro stores and business
houses will be closed Easter
Monday, it was announced this
week by Melvin H. Burke, sec
retary of the local Chamber
This year, it was announced,
the drug stores will be closed
after noon. Other sftores are
expected to be closed the en
tire day in observance of the
Dr. Feezor, Dean House To
Be Finals Speakers At Beth
el Hill School.
Principal Lewis S. Cannon an
nounced yesterday that the plans
for commencement had been com
pleted at Bethel Hill.
Dr. Forest C. Feezor, pastor of
the Tabernacle Baptist church of
Raleigh, will deliver the Baccal
aureate Sermon at three o’clock,
Sunday afternoon, April 30. Dr.
Feezor, a native of North Caro
lina, and a graduate of Wake For
est college and the Southern
Theological Seminary, is expected
to be heard by a large audience
due to his popularity developed
in Raleigh, and his many friends
who listen to his sermons which
are often broadcast over WPTF.
Dean R. B. House of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, has
been secured to deliver the com
mencement address Thursday
night, May 4. Dean House is con
sidered to be one of the best
speakers in the state, and the
school is fortunate to have secur
ed his services.
The Senior play, “Lena Rivers,”
which is being directed by Miss
Rowena Taylor, will be given
Friday night, April 28.
Mrs. Masten will present the
music students in a recital Tues
day night, May 2.
The Seventh Grade graduating
exercises will be held Saturday j
morning, May 6. A local minister
will speak at the exercises.
Talk On Food
At Week’s Meetingi
Paul O. Sampson, representa
tive of the fresh fruit and vegeta
ble industry, spoke to the Kiwa
nis club Monday night on “The
Joy of Eats.”
Mr. Sampson spoke concerning
the proper diet and the way cer
tain foods should be cooked. He
will deliver this same lecture to
the Rotarians of Roxboro tonight
After the lecture Mr. Sampson
answered questions that Kiwan
ians asked him concerning diet
and proper methods of cooking.
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Work wil begin tomorrow or
the sewer project for Barnett
street extension, it was revealed
$3,000 has-been appropriated
for this work toy the W. P. A
Work will be done by W. P. A. la
bor under the supervision of L
THE TIMES IS PERSON?
A LEADER AT ALL TIMESL.
New Law Requires Health
Certificates Before Mar
riage Licenses Can Be Is
Register of Deeds W. T. Kirby
yesterday clamped the lid down
on couples seeking marriage lie
j enses without presenting the
health certificates required by
Two couples applied yesterday
and when told they would have to
present the health certificate be
fore getting a license, they either
decided to forego their intentions
or go to nearby Virginia.
■ Official notification of the law
arrived in the first mail yester
day along with a copy of the
provisions of the statute. Mr.
Kirby said he received no appli
cations for licenses Tuesday be
fore official notice of the law had
arrived. The new law went into
effect immediately after passage
Monday but county officials re
ceived no notification until yes
i Residents of this state cannot
escape its requirements by go
ing to another state for the mar
’ riage ceremony. Within 60 days
: of their return to North Carolina
they must file with the state
health department a certificate
. showing that they have complied
with the provisions demanded
■ here. How this section is to be
i enforced is not stated in the bUI,
[ but it is believed that enforce
s ment would be up to the state
l health department.
; A fine of SSO, or 30 days im
i prisonment, is provided for “any
, one charged with responsibility
■ for the enforcements of the law
: who violates it. This penalty ap
■ plies to a register of deeds who
issues a license without acer
. tificate or to a physician who
: grants a certificate upon false
; basis, but does not apply to cou
■ pies who may succeed in obtain
ing licenses fraudulently.
’ A marriage performed with an
. improper permit cannot be de
i dared invalid, members of the bar
> The law requires that no lic
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Curtis Jones of Hurdle Mills
Tuesday was elected president of
the Men’s Student Senate at Elon
. college, it was learned here this
He was victorious over L. W.
MacFarland of Greensboro and
succeed Floyd West of Enfield.
j DID YOU EVER
HAVE A FRIEND YOU
WANTED TO HELP?
If you had a friend that you
admire because of his fineness,
nobleness and His outstanding
service ,and you wanted to honor
him, wouldn’t you- do your best
. for him when he, called upon
you? This month beginning April
2nd. is the Birthday Anniversary
of Mr. Barnes, vice-president of
the Ohio State Life Insurance 00.
and we want to ask everybody
who expects to start a savings or
take protection to consider it
month and help us shower him
with applications. We think so
much of him and his Company
> that the only way we can show
1 our appreciation of his greatness
is to “say it” with applications.
1 This agency will be grateful it
you will take out some insurance
with us at this time,