IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
The local Postoffice will be
closed Easter Monday at noon
for the remainder of the day,
it was announced yesterday
by acting Postmaster K. L.
Street All business with the
postoffice should be concluded
before that time in order to al
low the employees a half holi
COAL STRIKE CALLED
New York City—Failure of
arbitrators to agree on terms of
a new agreement between bitu
minous coal miners and operators
in the Appalachian field, result
ed in a strike of 320,000 workers.
The union involved is the United
Mine Workers, dominated by
John L. Lewis of the C. I. O.
WAR TEST OF RADIO
New York City—A group of
general staff officers, headed by
General Malin Craig, U. S. A.,
conducted a two-way radio test
which linked far-away Army
posts, including the Philippines,
Hawaii, Alaska and Cenel Zone,
with domestic units, requiring
100,000 of circuits serving 75 mi
crophones. Orders for movements
of various commands were given
and acknowledged instantaneous
THE BUSINESS WEEK
Failure of borrowers to protect
title will force the Government
to take over 87,000,000 bushels of
wheat. ... The Senate is expect
' ed this week to act on the Bank
head plan to subsidize the cotton
industry to the extent of $225,-
000,000 ... The decline that set
in last December in the industrial
index continues, reaching a level
this week comparable to the lat
ter half of 1935. ... Checks total
ling $2,146,560 were set this week
to 17,000 creditors of Industries
Investments, Inc., the first pay
ment, representing 4 per cent of
claims, since the Insull empire
crashed in 1932.
CHERRY BLOSSOMS DRAW
Washington, D. C.—The Capi
tal’s famous blooming cherry
trees encircling the Tidal Basin'
drew a record crowd over the'
week-end. Police estimated that
2,666,000 motor cars crossed Flood'
Gate Bridge, with 50,000 persons
Washington, D. C—Secretary
of Commerce Hopkins has pro
posed an appropriation of $2,-
000,000 for Federal research into
the needs of the nation’s 4,000,000,
small businesses, which give em
ployment to 15,000,000 men and
women. He points out that 1
whereas big industries have their [
own research departments, it is
difficult for the smaller business'
man to secure the basic informa- j
tion necessary to improve his
competitive position. I
County School Superin
tendent, Chairman of Board
Named To Serve Two More
Person County’s school board
in its first executive session since
its recent re-appointment at the
hands of the 1939 General Assem
bly yesterday re-elected Superin
tendent R. B. Griffin and Chair
man W. R. Wilkerson for new
terms of two years each.
Also re-elected yesterday by
the board was Mrs. F. M. Puryear
as secretary in the office of the
The old school board composed
of E. E. Bradsher, N. H. Mont
gomery, George W. Walker, R. G.
Cole and W. R. Wilkerson were
all returned to their offices by
action of the recently adjourned
legislature upon the recommenda
tion of Representative E. P. War
Wilkerson’s election as chair
man runs to about 14 the num
ber of years he has served at this
post. How long he had been a
member of the Board could not
Griffin has held the office of
Coursiy Superintendent for the
past four years, since the retire
ment of S. G. Winstead in 1935.
A graduate of Wake Forest col
lege in 1925, he was principal and
teacher at Bethel Hill for nine
years before taking over his pre
At yesterday’s session, school
committeemen for each township 1
were named as follows:
Olive Hill: J. M. Brewer, Guy
Clayton and Tuttle Williams.
Cunningham: Herbert Bray,
J. E. Pulliam and Willie Bennett.
Bethel Hill: A. J. Crutchfield,
Stephen Gentry and R. L. Hall. 1
Allensville: B. G. Crumpton, 01-j
R. Jones and Ben Glenn.
Hurdle Mills: Charlie Norris,
Wallace Foushee and F. L. Moore. 1
Bushy Fork: Arthur Whitfield,
Carl E. Hester and Eddie Broach. I
Indian School (High Plane):
Jesse Martin, R. E. Stewart, W. !
For Scout Leaders’
All arrangements were complet",
ed Friday night for the Patrol
Leader’s Training Course to bo'
held at Camp Cherokee the week
end of April 15th. The Course will
include the most important meth- 1
ods used in Scouting and will be 1
for the benefit of
assistants, Patrol Leaders and
other Scout leaders.
Commissioner's Clyde Swartz
and Joe Guffey are promoting at- 1
tendance from Person County and
ask that all Scoutmasters notify,
them or O. B. Mcßroom as soon
as possible how many will attend
from their troop.
The course will open with din
ner Saturday, April 15th., at
Camp Cherokee. The afternoon 1
will be devoted to Patrol Meth- 1
ods, The Art of Being a Leader, I
Sample Patrol Leader’s meetings J
Making Patrol and Troop Equip. •
ment, Making Advancement At-|
tractive, and Handling Problems
of Discipline. After supper, dis
cussions will include Hiking and
Campinjg Safajly, Opening and
Closing Ceremonies and inspira
Sunday morning the course will
be devoted to Methods of Driving
Ideals of Scouting Home, Nature,
God’s Great Handiwork, An Out
door Sunday School, studing the
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Swing music has at last made its influence felt in the field of safet)
edneation. Cleveland, Ohio, police erected this sign addressed to motor
ists and pedestrians in the center of the street at public square. Pedes
trians, however, are not expected to shag across the Intersections.
Interest Picks Up
On Political Front
Mass Meeting Scheduled
For Thursday Night At
Interest in the local political si
tuation has lagged somewhat since
the flare-up • several weeks ago
with the announcement of two
candidates for the mayoralty
With the annual mass meeting
for nomination of city officials
set for Thursday night at the
County Courthouse, speculation is
again evident and interest is pick
ing up as to just who will make
the race for the five important
Town board positions.
Conversation around Roxboro
recently has intimated that sev
eral dark horse candidates may
be injected into the race. Al
though no announcements have
been forthcoming, it is generally
believed that the present board
will seek re-election as a unit.
A. M. Burns, Jr. and S. F.
Nicks, Jr., young local attorneys,
are the candidates for the Mayor’s
post thus far and a close race is
expected although there may be
other candidates by the time the
mass meeting date rolls around.
A capacity crowd is expected in
the courtroom Thursday night as
the event has been attended this
year with possibly a little more
than the usual amount of interest.
For 4-H Members
By VELMA BEAM
“I will endeavor to make my
self my best exhibit” is the health
motto to which the 4-H club
members pledge themselves when
they join the 4-H club.
During the year' records are
kept of the weights, measure
ments, food, health and posture
habits with thought of steady im
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FOOT HEALTH WEEK
April 10th. to 15th. has been
designated as National Foot
Health Week and stores over this
nation will stage an extra effort
to fit feet with shoes that mean
healthy feet. Roxboro Shoe Store
is advertising a number of
“health shoes” today.
ROXBORO. NOKITI CAROLINA
Attracting a goodly crowd, the
annual Good Friday service, a
special feature cf the Easter sea
son, was held at the local Pres
byterian church Friday from noon
u fll 3 o’clock, commemorating
in word and song Christ’s exper
ience on the Cross.
Sponsor, d by the the county
ministerial association, the ser
vice was conducted by seven
ministers. A solo by Mrs. George
walker, ‘‘There is a Green Hill,”
and songs by the congregation
w. re musical features of the pro
gram along with a violen solo,
“The Old Rugged Cress,” by Rev.
T. H. Hamilton.
Ministers taking part in the
discussion of Christ’s last words
were Rev. T. M. Vick, Rev. N. J.
Todd, Rev. J. H. Shore, Rev. W
F. West, Rev. J. B. Currin, Rev.
J. H. Lanning and Rev. .M. W. I
Along The Way
With the Editor
Someone brought us a picture of Ralph Woodall last week.
Ralph holds a position at Frank Whitfield’s store in the Bushy
Fork section and Frank thought that his many customers would
be interested in seeing this picture of Ralph when he was about
one year old. Mr. Woodall has been at Whitfield’s store for three
years. He was born at Helena 23
years ago and one can see from
this picture that he was a very
intelligent looking young man I
even when he was quite young. I
Marvin Clayton, stated David ‘
Brooks, had a big ham out in I
his back yard. Marvin lives a
cross the road from P. T. Whitt. 'v
The ham disappeared and the r* IJ m
fallowing Sunday Mr. Whitt |y|fe
brought a large ham to the church »j|§M
where dinner was being served
on the grounds Question Who B .ft
furnished the ham? Mr. Whitt.
so wo hav. boon told, does not
R. D. Bumpass has returned to
Roxboro from Raleigh. While in RALPH WOODALL
Raleigh he held a position with the state legislature. Someone said
that he cams back calling the big boys by their first names—such
as Clyde, Libby, Wilkins, etc.
Attention Billy Harris, HI, Gene Thompson, Shanks Bumpass,
Jin- Harris, Walter Murray and other boys of the social set. Are you
sure that the flowers you bought were worn today by the girl of
your choice or did she wear that Other corsage that she received?
Additional S IB,OOO Grant
Secured For Country Club
Special Easter Programs Planned
At Churches; Visitors Throng City
Special Easter services have
been planned by practically ev
ery church in Roxboro for today
and special Easter music will al
so find a place on many church
All pastors are expecting large
congregations as the true Eas
ter spirit prevails in the city.
Many Roxboro people left the
city Friday or Saturday for a
visit away from here, but equally
as many came to Roxboro to
spend Sunday and Monday. Col
lege boys and girls began to ar
rive Friday and will make the
most of the holidays.
The Easter Parade is scheduled
to get started around 9:30 a. m.
unless rain or snow prevents
Weather conditions of past years
have taught the would-be-parad
ers to refrain from too much op
timism concerning this parade.
Special events haver been plan
ned for Monday. The small tots
are looking forward to the Eas
ter Egg hunts and parties during
the day. Those a little older are
expecting big times at parties
over the city and county.
Practically all places of busi
ness will be closed Monday and
will re-open for business as us
ual on Tuesday.
To Be Brought
Here For Trial
j A case in which Floyd Couch,
l employe of a Durham bottling
| concern, was accused of assault
j ing his wife, Mrs. Edine Ciucb,
| was transferred to the Person
i County court yesterday by Dur
- ham Recorder A. H. Borland as
! ter Couch contended the Durham
j court did not have jurisdiction in
, the case.
j Couch admitted slapping his
I wife but he told Judge Borland
| he attacked hep in Person County
j while en route back to Durham
| after attending a dance. Couch
claimed he struck the woman be
cause she cursed and kicked him
They have not lived together
since the episode, he said.
SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 1939
City Manager Barnes Harris
announced Saturday that a
special prize will be awarded
to the person bringing in the
largest number of tin cans
during the two week Clean-
Up Campaign. Bring cans to
City Manager’s office.
PTA ATTRACT 600
AT BETHEL HILL
New Officers Take Over
Duties; Exhibits Reviewed
Bethel Hill School’s second an
nual school fair coupled with the
last P. T. A. meeting of the school
year attracted about six hunderd
patrons and friends of the school
Wednesday night to climax the
exhibition of projects sponsored
by each grade.
During the business meeting of
the association, the officers for
the coming year were installed
when Mrs. E. L. Wehrenberg re
tiring president, gave up ftey res
ponsibilities to Mrs, J. H, Mer
ritt, Mrs, J. Y, Humphries re
ceived the duties of vice-presi
dent; Mrs, Thomas Glenn, secre,
tary and treasurer; and Mrs. E.
L. Wehrenberg, historian.
Miss Louise Cates read the de
votional. Committees for the year
were assigned by the new pre
Misses Katie Lee Johnson and
Emma Lee Koon presented child
ren- from the first five grades in
a toy orchestra. Mrs. Brooks Car
ver presented her first year Home j
Economics class in a Fashion Pa
rade. The girls who modeled)
house coast, slacks and pajamas
were Garnell Wilkins. Margaret I
Pixlcy, Nell Clayton, Bernice
Walker, Inez Gillis, Lois Holt,
Hannah Lowery, Dorothy Stigall,
Katrine Lowery, Mary E. Clayton,
Estelle Clayton, Frances Davis,
Maggie Evans, Nellie Ramsey,
Nerene Walters, Daphne Davis
and Minnie Mae Sanford.
Principal Lewis S. Cannon gave
a word of welcome and announced
the objectives of the local P. T. A.
for the next term. They are: (1)
A sanitary sewer system; (2) ad
ditional playground equipment;
(3) beautification of the campus,
and (4) increased P. T. A. mem
Olive Hill PTA
To Hold Final
The Olive Hill Parent-Teach
er asociation will hold its final
meeting of the year next Friday
night at 6:30 in the Community
Officers for the coming year
will be elected. Members of the
school faculty will be honored
guests. All members and friends
of the school are invited to be
St, Mark’s Episcopal church,
Easter Day, Holy Encharist, 9:15
a. m. The Rev. Alfred C. Cole,
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES. -
Harris Confers With W. P.
A. Officials In Washington
On Local Project.
City Manager James C. Harris
returned to the city from Wash
ington Friday night with assur
ance of another SIB,OOO gran'
from the W. P. A. for the comple
tion of Roxboro’s new country
club and golf course.
This additional SIB,OOO project
was approved, he said, as far as
the W. P. A. was concerned and it
remained only for the budget bu
reau to make the necessary allot
ment. The money, he was assured,
will be made available within
the next few days.
This grant will bring to ap
proximately $31,000 the amount
which has been appropriated for
the local project. $13,000 was tha
amount of the original grant for
this municipal project. This neat
allotment, when made available*,
will insure completion of the club
and links as one of the most
complete and modern plants in
this vicinity. Work will be push
ed to a rapid conclusion, it is
Harris on his return was warm
in his prfcise of Representative
Lon Folger who was instrumental
in getting him an appointment
with Captain Textrer, assistant
W. P. A. administrator, who hand
led the project. About four hours
were taken to find the original
project, Harris said, and only a
bouj IQ minutes were required
to get it approved.
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Weil Known East Roxboro
Woman Heart Attack Vic
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs.
H. J. Owen, well known East
Roxboro woman, whose death
j occured at Gentry-Williams hos
| pital Friday.
j The final rites will be held at
the home with Elder J. A. Hern-
J don of Durham and Rev. T. M.
Vick of Longhurst the officiationg
ministers. Interment will be in
Burchwood cemetery immediate
ly following the services.
Mrs. Owen has been in failing
health for a year or more but was
not confined to her room until
about a month ago at which time
she was taken to Gentry - Wil
liams hospital for an operation
and treatment and was thought
to be convalescing satisfactorily
until she was stricken with a
heart attack that proved fatal al
most immediately. She had ex
pected to leave the hospital yes
terday and her death came as a
complete surprise to relatives and.
She is survived- by her hus
band, Henry J. Owen and seven,
children, Jesse, Ed and Clayton
Owen, Mrs. Luther Parrott, Mrst
Graham Morris, Mrs. Webb Fred
erick, and Mrs. Oscar Hull, all of
Roxboro. Fifteen grandchildren
also survive along with one sis
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IN SERIOUS CONDITION f
Arthur Burch, former resident
of Roxboro, continues to remain
quite ill at his home in Sprue*
Pines, N. C.
Mr. Burch has been ill for sev
eral weeks and his condition to
Rev. W. F. West of this city, h m
returned.from a visit to his bed
side and reports that his condi
tion is very serious.
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