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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVEBY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1939 NUMBER THIRTY-NlNlc
1939 FARM PLAN
Committeemen To Meet
With Farmers In Several
Communities Next Week.
\ By H. K. SANDERS
| ' * i. & SNIPES
It |iia* always beten the desire
of the Department of Agriculture
to present the Conservation Pro
gram to each individual farmer in
a form that shows all the facts
relating to the farm in a clear,
The County office has prepared
a form for each farm in the coun
ty giving the information as
shown on the office records. The
Community Committeemen of
township will spend three days at
an early date meeting the people
in their respective townships in
order that each farmer may have
an opportunity to check over the
Farm Plan of his own farm and
to state what practices he would
like to carry out on his farm.
This does not place anyone un
der any obligation, but it does
give each farmer an opportunity
to find out just how many units
of soil-building practices are ne
cessary and just what can be done
to earn the greatest payment pos
sible on his farm. The committee
men will have with them all the
Farm Plans for each township.
The township meetings already
scheduled for next week are:
Allensville township: Monday,
April 17, at Denny’s Store; Tues
day, April 18, Eanes’s Store; Wed~
nesday, April 19, at Allensville
Bushy Fork township: Monday,
April 17, at Bushy Fork Store;]
Tuesday, April 18, at Hester’s
Store; Wednesday, April 19, at
Hurdle Mills Store.
Cunningham township: Monday,
April 17, at Ceffo; Tuesday, April
18, at McGee’s Mill; Wednesday,
April 19, at T. H. Owen’s Store.
The community committeemen
(Continued On Back Page)
Yancey Youth Seriously
Wounded By Accidental
The condition of Thomas Yan
cey, 15-year-old son of Mrs. Willie
Dickey of Roxboro, Route 3, who
was accidentally shot with a rifle
in his own hands Monday after
noon, was still described as ser
ious at the local hospital this
An X-ray of the lad’s skull re
vealed a serious fracture inflicted
whan the gun accidentally dis-
as he stumbled while re-1
•turning from a fishing trip at a
load entered his right jaw
just in front and a little below
the ear and emerged near the top
of his head.
The youth, it was said, tarried
behind the rest of the party when
they started t 6 return home, say
ing he was going to kill a hawk.
When he failed to return home in
about two hours, a search was be
gun and he was found in the
woods badly wounded.
William D. Merritt, prominent
local attorney, was last night
named a member of the executive
committee of the Tenth Judicial
district bar association at the an
nual meeting held at Duke uni
R. P. Burns, aiso of the local
bar, is a past member of the same
Marshall T. Spears, former Sup
erior Court judge, was named.
Franco Representative Makes Initial Visit
Joan Francisco de Cardenas, charge d’affaires of the Nationalist
Spanish government, made his first official call on Secretary of State
Cordell Hull recently, lnangnrating diplomatic relations between the
Franco government and the United States. Left to right: Cardenas, Senor
Don Felipe A. Espil, Argentine ambassador, and George T. Summerlin,
chief of the division of protocol of the state department.
Easter Monday Fire Ruins
Huge Area At Bethel Hill
Second Tin Can
In Clean-Up Drive
A second tin can matinee
wil be held in connection with
the Clean-Up campaign Sat
urday morning at 10 o’clock,
City Manager James C. Harris
Children bringing as many as
100 tin cans to the Town office
on this morning will be ad
mitted to a local theatre free
Judging by the campaign
committee will take place
Monday morning and 18 prizes,
which have been donated by
local merchants, will be aw
arded. Requests for having
premises judged for any of
the prizes should be called to
the Town office before the
end of the week.
Os Galls Tuesday
The local fire department had a
veritable field day Tuesday, an
swering two calls' within a four
hour period. The damage, how
ever, was slight on both occas
Firemen were called to put out
a blaze at the home of Ruth
Mitchell in the Gallows Hill sec
tion of South Main street around
11 o’clock in the morning. The
fire was brought under control
soon after the arrival of the
truck and the damage was estim
ated as very slight.
The home of Mrs. John Hall,
just off Main street in North
Roxboro, was the object of the
second alarm around 2 o’clock,
the blaze which started in a back
corner of the small frame cottage
was put out soon after the arrival
of firemen. Burning shavings
from a nearby planing mill were]
believed to have been the cause]
of the fire. Mrs. Hall was not at
home at the time, being at work 1
at one of the local mills.
COURT OF HONOR
The Boy Soput. Court of Honor
will be held Friday night in the
basement of the Methodist church
at 7:30 p. m.
“Out from the heart of nature
The burdens of the Bible old.”
Roxboro and Ca-Vel People
Aid In Beating Out Wind-
Property damage running well
into hundreds of dollars was caus
ed Monday when fire raged over
several acres of woodland in the
! vicinity of Bethel Hill, destroying
timber along with two tobacco
pack barns, a stable and a small
unoccupied Negro dwelling.
Heaviest loss from the fire was
suffered by L. K. Walker of this
city and Eugene Jeffries, the lat
ter a Negro farm owner.
Scores of people from Roxboro
and Ca-Vel joined in beating
down some of the flames which
started around 10 o’clock in the
morning. The fire threatened to
spread to the farm of Wingate
Rogers around 2:30 in the after
noon but was brought under con
trol soon afterwards.
A stiff wind fanned the blaze
during the hours it raged.
It was believed that the confla
gation started from a small fire
under a pot being made ready,
for washing clothes. A Negro wo
man on the farm of Peter Wiley, I
it was reported, left heh pot to go I
for water and the fire she had
kindled spread to a field of broom'
straw and quickly raced to the'
Dozens of rabbits ran before the
flames as they raced over the'
fields and stumps and trees strip- 1
ped of all their bark were still
smoldering late Monday night. |
The Ca-Vel fire truck loaded
with firemen and other citizens 1
also went to the fire and aided
in beating it down. Men and'
youths away from work and
school because at the Easter Mon
day holiday thronged to the scene
and cooperated in battling against
the wind-swept flames.
Set For Tuesday
By H. K. SANDERS
j. a SNIPES
As announced last week ,Mr. T.
T. Brown, Poultry Specialist of
the Poultry Department of State]
College Extension Service, will
hqld a poultry school in Roxboro, I
at the Courthouse, from 2:00 to
4:00 p. m. Tuesday, April 18th. J
This meeting will be devoted to
a general discussion of poultry
The 4-H Club members who
have poultry projects, all fanners 1
who are keeping poultry records, I
or who have broiler projects, and
all farm women and fanners who '
ire interested in poultry are cor- 1
dially invited to attend this meet-]
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Quiet As Citizens
Easter Sunday and Monday
passed very quietly in this coun
ty. Practically every place of
business in the county was closed
on Monday and even the post of
fice was closed Monday after
noon. Eating places and service
stations remained open for the
sale of gas and cold drinks.
Although many expected rain
on Easter Sunday, the day prov
ed to be all that anyone could
have wanted. The Easter Parade
started about Sunday School time
and both men and women “strut
ted” in all of their finery. The
men wore green suits and the
women proved that they were
partial to cone-shaped hats. Evi
dence of the fact that the reces
sion was not so severe were the
many corsages that the ladies
wore, both single and married.
Churches were crowded to near
capacity on Sunday morning as
the pastors delivered inspiring
Easter messages. Special music
was featured at many churches.
Baseball was one of the main
attractions for Monday. Several
local teams staged games over
the county and many from Per
son attended the Duke-Athletics
game in Durham. Tennis attract
ed a few to local courts during
Kiddies enjoyed the egg hunts
Monday morning and afternoon.
All agreed that “Peter Rahbit”
was a fine old boy, or girl, to
place so many eggs'around.
A “Corsage Ball” at Hotel Rox
boro brought the day to an end.
Business resumed the even ten
ure of its way Tuesday and has
continued that way until now.
To Present “Ghost
Os The Redskin”
The Senior Class of Helena High
school will present a. three-act
mystery comedy entitled “Ghost
of the Redskin,” on Friday night,
The play is one of Eugene
Turner’s royalty plays. There are
thunder and lightning scenes,
there are ghosts and Indians,
there are narrow escapes and hair
raising moments. The play is
filled with interest from begin
ing to end. The public is cordial
ly invited to attend. Admission
will be 15 and 25c.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my
feet and a light unto my path.”
•» Spot News Os The Day
C. & A. PAYS
Collins and Aikman corpora
tion, manufacturers of pile fab
rics, whose Plant E is located
here with other plants in Rhode
Island and Pennsylvania, has re
ported a net income for the fiscal
year ended February 25, 1939, of
$1,195,025, or $1.71 a common
This was compared with $2,-
405,461, or $385 a share, in the
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RETURN TO ROXBORO
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hicks, who
have resided in Philadelphia for
the past two years have returned
here to make their home. Mr.
Hicks has been taking the Gen
eral Superintendent’s course of
Collins and Aikman and has now
been transferred back to the local
Capacity Crowd Expected
At Mass Meeting Tonight
The Right Os Citizens
Possibly no municipal event to be held this year will be so
important to the people of Roxboro as the annual nominating
mass meeting. It is important -both to the welfare of the citizen
and the pocketbook of the taxpayer.
Good local government is the foundation of all good gov
ernment. Although in recent years more and more emphasis
has been placed upon the greater and greater powers of Stare
and Federal governments, the most important government for
every citizen is that which is closest to him. Not only is a good
local government more essential to the safety of the citizens,
local government is also, despite large national spendings, the
most expensive government for most citizens.
In recognition of these facts, the Times urges every pubic
spirited citizen to take an interest in good local government,
to observe the men who run it, and to exercise their rights as
voters and taxpayers to elect men of honesty and foresight to
positions of responsibility. Do your part by attending the mass
Gaddy Addresses Teachers
At Annual Banquet Tuesday
For Month Shows
Person County’s health de
partment under the direction of
Dr. A. L. Allen continued to ad
minister medical aid in a wide
field of activities during the past
month, according to the monthly
report just released.
Results in syphilis control were
possibly more impressive than
other divisions, 628 treatments
being administered to 163 persons
during the month. A total of 71
suspected cases were given blood
tests and 22 or approximately 30
percent were reported positive.
Seven patients were discharged
during the period as having been
In the division of school hygi
ene, 160 children were examined
by the health officer while 54
were inspected for skin and scalp
diseases. Three school health
lectures were given and 101 vac
During the month 77 persons
were examined by the depart-'
ment’s flouroscope machine fori
tuberculosis, three being diagnos- j
ed a stuberculous.
In the field of sanitation, 38'
sanitary privies were installed]
and 132 private premise and 52
case inspections made.
Reportable diseases show the
following for March: syphilis 13,
scarlet fever 2, and pneumonia 1.
Attending the annual Methodist
Missionary Society’s conference
in Washington, N. C. Tuesday,
yesterday and today were the
following delegates from the local]
society: MeSdames Margaret
Teague, Lillian Foreman, R. F.
Baynes and G. A. Duncan.
A number of women from the
local Presbyterian church took
active parts in the 15th. annual
meeting of the Woman’s Auxili
ary of the Granville Presbytery
which was held at Trinity Ave
nue Presbyterian church in Dur
ham Tuesday and yesterday.
Those attending from here in
cluded: Mesdames B. B. Newell,
R. C. Hall, W. C. Bullock, H. L.
Crowell, T. H. Hamilton, L T.
Bowles, E. E. Bradsher, G. H. ElL
more, Carr Moore and A. P.
Approximately 75 Hear Ra
leigh Superintendent; In
troduced By Harris.
Claude F. Gaddy, superintend
ent of schools in Raleigh, stated
Tuesday night that we all will
be thinking of school support on
a national basis in a very few
Mr. Gaddy addressed the teach
ers of this county at the annual
banquet held at Hotel Roxboro 1
“North Carolina is moving up-]
ward in educational fields,” stat
ed Gaddy. His talk, given before,
approximately 175 people, was,
in many respects, very compli
mentary to all school teachers.
He congratulated all who had the
honor of being teachers and said
that they should be proud to be 1
teachers in North Carolina.
Mr. Gaddy was introduced by
R. L. Harris of Roxboro, who pre
dicted that Gaddy would receive
a call to an even higher position
than he was now filling.
Harris was presented to the
audience by J. W. Gaddy, princi
pal of Roxboro schools, as the
next Lieutenant-Governor of this
state. In reference to the* dark
situation that is now covering the 1
world and Europe in particular,'
Harris urged those present to'
have faith in our leaders and in
the common sense of our people.
Among the guests in addition
to the teachers and principals
who were present for this meet
ing were Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Puryear, Miss Velma Beam, mem
bers of the local school commit
tees, members of the city and
county boards of education, Ed
Warren, J. W. Noell, and members
of the county board of commis
Mention was made of the fact
that J. A. Long of this city had
served on the school board for
26 years and that W. R. Wilker
son, chairman of the county board
son, chairman of the county
board, had served 28 years.
The complete program follows:
Invocation - Mr. E. L. Wehren
Toast To Teachers - Mr. A. G.
Response - Miss Annie L. Brad
Introduction of Guests - Mr. R.
B. Griffin .
Roxboro Glee Clubs - Mrs. S. B.
Salutation - Mixed Glee Club.
The Last Chord - Mixed Glee
Robin in the Rain - Girl’s Trio.
Hark! Hark! The Lark - Girl’s
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THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER- "
Darkhorse Slate Expected
To Oppose Old Board; Two
In Mayoralty Race.
Roxboro citizens will meet to
night at 8 o’clock in the County
Courthouse to nominate a slate
of officers who will make a bid
for election in the general muni
cipal election scheduled for May
Importance of the mass meet
ing tonight is the fact that this
session may and often has been
tantamount to election since
the official nominee of the mass
meeting may be unopposed in the
following general election.
In years past interest in the
mass meeting has raged high and
this year is apparently no excep
tion. Previous developments in
this year’s race indicate a capacity
crowd will pack the local court
house to express their right as
voters in the local democracy.
The position of Mayor, to be
vacated by R. B. Dawes, already
has two announced aspirants te
the post, S. F. Nicks, Jr. and A.
M. Burns, Jr., young local attor
neys, who are expected to wage
a determined battle to become
mass meeting nominee.
The five positions on the town
board are open as far as any pre
vious announcement is concerned.
None of the present members
have publicly made any announ
cement of either their intentions -
to retire or to be candidates fer
The session tonight is sure
produce plenty of fireworks aed—
a number of dark horses may es
ter the field to vie with the ia
CASES CONTINUED >■
Recorder W. I. Newton ,
Passes on Number of Minor
Cases on Short Docket.
Judge W. I. Newton in Record,
ers court Tuesday morninff
heard only a few minor cases from
a docket which was covered in.
only a few hours.
Cases against former deputy
sheriff, Clarence P. Hatcher,
charged with the theft of a quant,
tity of meat, and Charles 1L
Gordon, charged with forgery
and emlbazzkment from Pam
Furniture company, his former
employers, were continued at thn
request of attorneys for the de
Other cases passed on by the
Recorder were as follows:
Roy Wright, no driver’s license
judgment suspended On payment
of costs; James Sloan, permitting
unlicensed operator to driven
judgement suspended on pay
ment of costs; Jack Barnett, il
legal possession, continued; Rubin -
Blackwell, improper license
plates, not guilty; Willie Beasley,
possession for sale, 90 days in
jail to be suspended on payment
of $25 and cosst.
Lester Royster, larceny, charge
withdrawn -by prosecuting wit
ness who paid costs; John Huff,
driving while drunk, continued;
Harry Scott, larceny, 4 months in
jail to be assigned work on roads
under supervision of State High
way commission; Harrison Tuck
er, larceny, 60 days In jail; A. W.
Ashley, careless and reckless
thriving, continued; Ben Nichols,
fraud, 90 days in jail assigned to|
work on roads tinder supervision •
of Highway commission,
to be suspended cm payment «C;
$lO and costs.
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