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Cherry Blossom Time in Capitol
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AGAIN the Japanese cherry blossoms o! Washington, D. C., flame
+*■ along the Potomac, announcing to the nation that spring is on the
way. Blossoms sketched against the backdrop of cottony clouds and the
Washington monument were photographed receqtiy as they reached full
•bloom. The trees, the blossoming of which are now regarded as the
United States’ annual spring harbinger, were presented to the. America*
ifeople in 1912 at good will gesture by people of Japan. * Jj
Chamber Considers House
Numbering Project In City
Deftnß***® Xot Yet
. Complete; Necessary For
Free Mall Delivery.
As the first step in an attempt
to secure free house-to-house mail
delivery in Roxboro, the local
Chamber of Commerce today is
considering the sponsorship of a
drive to secure numbers for ev
ery-house in town.
Numbers have been ordered
and may be purchased. aJ
and Btadsher hardware store, iti
was said this morning, but the
problem facing local officials is
how to persuade Mr. and Mrs.|
Property Owner to purchase the
In other cities, numbers are re
tired by law with the price of
game being collected along with
Uses- How the local board would
feel toward such a proposal here
«6Ukt pot be ascertained.
] It is a known fact that Uncle
Btfm will never give Roxboro free
thail delivery until local houses
Jtfe numbered. The value of this
Service as well as the convenience
Ithe numbers would be in other
Respects is easily recognized.
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■ 'Members of the Safety Patrol
with their dads and a number of
IkjfcMbera met at Hotel Roxboro
Bhiesday night for the annual
■baiiquet that is given to the boys
wear the end of the year’s work.
■ -W. S. Sledge, organizer and
■hector of the Safety Patrol, was
Bjhatmaster pf the occasion. Chief
Oliver, Gilbert Oakley and
Kharlie Wade, members of the
■part police force, were honor
■Qests of the meeting.
B&H boys gave their reports for
Hlfe year’s work. There had been'
accidents and the boys hadj
Splendid scores. A majority rated
Hntres of between 90 and 100%.
|Kshree members received medals
Hot' their splendid service and
llibres. These boys, Captain Law-
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In Recital Soon
Miss Lisette Allgod will present
her music pupils in their annual
recital in the Central School
auditorium Friday night, April
28 at 8 o’clock, it was announced
An interesting program has
been arranged for the occasion
and a large crowd is expected to
be present for the annual event.
Clean-Up Drive a
Prizes Are Given;
Winners m the recent Clean-
Up campaign have been announ
ced by City Manager James C.
Harris. Judges for the event
were Mesdame6 H. M. Beam, R.
B. Dawes and Mr. E. B. Craven,
A total of 18 prizes donated by
Roxboro merchants were present
ed as follows. The winners are an
nounced in 1,2, 3 order in each
> Cleanest back yard: Mrs, Nath
Lunsford, G. C- Hunter and Mrs.
E. B. Foushee; beet arrangement
Os flowers: Mrs. W. T. Pass, Mrs.
Ovieda Long and Coca-Cola plant;
best looking front yard: T. T.
Mitchell, J. A. Long and W. H.
Harris; greatest improvement in
premises: S. B. Davis, W. W. Mor
rell and -Robert Long; best paint
job: Mrs. R. P. Michaels, Mrs. J.
A. Martin and ttirtoy and Led
better property; deadest vacant
lots: Mrs. J. A Mart*, Mrs. H.
H. Mas ten and John Bradsher;
most tin cans: Johnnie Horton
and Bobby Ann Hall.
On Sunday evening at 6:30, Dr.
E. M. Hedgepeth will speak to the
Baptist Training Union of First
Church, on the subject “Alcohol,
a Fountain of Impurity." A wel
come is extended to all who wish
to come and hear this instructive
ARE HELD MONDAY
Aged Person County Resi
dent Dies Sunday At Home
Os Son; Was 84.
Funeral services for L. P. Fred
erick, 84, aged Person County
resident, were conducted Monday
afternoon at the home of his son,
Nick Frederick, about three miles
west of Roxboro.
Interment was made in Burch
wood cemetery here immediately
following the final services. Of
ficiating were Rev. M. W. Law.
rence, his pastor, and Rev. W.
F. West, both of Roxboro.
Mr. Frederick had been in his
usual state of health until about
two months ago when his health
began to fail due to the infirmi
ties of old age, his condition grad
ually becoming weaker until his
death Sunday night ait the home
of his son, J. N. Frederick. Mr.
Frederick was a member of Lee’s
Chapel Methodist church.
Surviving are six children, Mrs.
L. H. Hardy of Reidsville, Mrs.
Jule Long of Prospect Hill, Mrs.
J. N. Jackson of. Durham, Nash,
Nick and Dailey Frederick, all of
Roxboro, one neice, Mrs. B. C.
Hardy of Suffolk, Va. and 32
Active pall bearers were grand
children of the deceased as fol
lows: J. C. Long, Richmond Fre
derick, Ransom Frederick and
Thomas Frederick, Howell Hardy
and Mitchell Hardy.
Flower bearers, also grandchild
ren included: Fred Hardy, Mrs. J.
H. Small, Bobby Hardy, Janice
Jackson, Mrs. Dan Smith, Annie
Long, Marian Frederick, Mrs.
Melvin Carr, Dailey Frederick,
Jr., Leon Frederick, Pauline Long,
Francis Long, Nellie Long, Mrs.
J. A. Jones and J. H. Small.
Rites For Young
Funeral services were held at
North Roxboro Baptist church i
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock
for Mrs. John F. Thorpe, 22, of
Longhurst, whose death occurred
_ Mrs. Thorpe had been ill for a
bout a year. Complications was
given as the cause of death. In- 1
terment was made in the family
cemetery near Nelson, Va. j
The final rites were in charge
of Rev. J. L. Coley who was as-*
sisted toy Rev. W. F. West.
Surviving are her husband, one
son, George B. Thorpe, one
daughter, Hariet V. Thorpe, her’
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Scouts Plan Parade, Field Meet Tomorrow
Dies In Auto
Miss Virginia McCrary, 26, of
Richmond, Va., former Roxboro
resident, was instantly killed Sat
urday night in an automobile
wreck on the Richmond-Washing
Two others in the same car
were also killed in the collision
with another automobile.
Miss McCrary was the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCrary
of Turbeville, who resided here
about 15 years ago. Details of the
wreck were not available as
three in one car were killed and
two in the other vehicle were un
conscious for several days.
Miss McCrary has been in Rich
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Thomas Horton of Bushy Fork and Christine Perkins of Bethe
Hill were last week Judged winners in the County 4-H health con
test and will compete for the district title in Greensboro April 27
They were chosen by their own records, a part pf 4-H work, and
after examinations by the leeal health department.
MRS. R.H. SHELTON
NEW PTA LEADER
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Other Officers Also Elected
At Tuesday Night Meeting
Mrs. R. H. Shelton was unani
mously elected president of the
local Parent-Teacher association 1
following the regular monthly
meeting of the organization 1
Mrs. Shelton has taken an act
ive part in P. T. A. affairs here
for a number of years and her
election to the leadership of the*
organization came as no surprise.!
She succeeds Mrs. H. M. Beam,
who has held the position during
the past year.
Other officers, also named un
animously by the group which
met following the discussion of
the nine months school term in
the Central school auditorium, in
cluded Miss Inda Collins and Mrs.
B. B. Knight, vice-presidents, Mrs.
J. D. Bradsher, secretary, and
Miss Chure Harris, treasurer.
These minor officers were nom
inated by a committee of which
Mrs. Shelton was chairman. The
nomination for president was
made from the floor by Mrs. J.
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Ca-Vel Dram and Bugle
Carp To Lead March
Through Business District
The local boy scout council met
Tuesday night in the office of
Dr. A F. Nichols with Chairman
O. B. Mcßroom presiding. Ap
proximately 20 scouters were
present for the session.
Plans were completed tor the
Scout Field Meet that is to take
place Friday at Central school.
The parade will start at 4:30 p.
m. and will come up Main street.
The Ca-Vel Drum and Bugle
corp will lead. Various contests
will take place on the school
ground and judges will declare
the winners in each contest.
A group of citizens from the
Olive Hill community were pre
sent Tuesday night for the pur
pose of looking into scouting with
the idea of organizing a troop in
HONORED AS HERO
Morgan C. Sparks Gets Me
dal For Aiding In Rescue of
Private Near Manila.
Morgan C. Sparks, former re
sident of Roxboro and now a pri
vate in the U. S. Army at Manila,
Philippine Islands, Tuesday was
awarded the Soldiers Medal of
heroism displayed when he and
four fellow soldiers rescued an
other private from drowning in
the Pasig River near Manila. I
The incident occurred on the
night of August 5, 1938, according
to the War Department. Sparks
and the other four soldiers, pri
vates Walter Cendrowski, Lewis
L. Coburn, Joseph R. Huggins,
and porter S. Miller heard cries
for help from another enlisted
man who had become exhausted
while swimming fully clothed in
the river. Disregarding their own
safety, the four plunged into the
river and swam to the assistance
of the struggling man.
“Despite the darkness of the
night and the swiftness of the
current which was sweeping the
struggling man downstream, they
finally succeeded in reaching him
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B. O. Hicks,
52, Os Moriah
B. O. Hicks, resident of the
Moriah community, died in Watt’s
hospital in Durham at 8:45 o’clock
Tuesday morning after a lingering
illness. He was 52 years old.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Eva H. Hicks, four children, Os
car, Cora, Vella and Mary Sue
Hicks; three sisters, Mrs. J. C.
Morris of Durham, Mrs. S. W.
Hester ot Angler and Mrs. J. N.
Holsotnback of Rougemont, and
four brothers, J. S. Hicks of Dur
ham, L. C. Hicks of Durham, B. I.
Hicks of Roxboro and J. H. Hicks
Funeral services were held at
.the home yesterday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock, conducted by Eldar
Lex Chandler of Timberlake.
Speakers Discuss Extended
School Term At PTA Session
Entire Mt. Tirzah
Mt. Tirzah school committee
yesterday re-elected all members
of the present faculty for next
year’s school term, it was an
nounced this morning by E. B
Iseley, principal of the school.
Those re-elected in addition to
the principal were as follows:
Marvin Yates and Misses Marga
ret Tuck, Mattie Belle Stovall,
Lelia Peed, lola Day, Veritas Wil
liams, Frances Crowder and Ro
The school committee is com
posed of John R. Jones, chair
man, Ben Glenn and L. G. Oak
IN CAR ACCIDENT
Miss Mary Hicks Os Local
Health Department In
Mis Mary Hicks, nurse with the
local health department, was
painfully injured yesterday af
ternoon about 1:30 o’clock when
her car overturned near Con
Miss Hick’s injuries, although
not considered serious, were*
termed very painful toy hospital 1
attaches. She suffered from long!
cuts about the legs as welj as oth
er bruises and cuts around the
Details of the accident were
meager since Miss Hicks is un-j
able to remember exactly what
happened. She apparently lost I
control of her car, a 1934 Ford]
coach headed toward F. D. Long’s
store, the vehicle turned over
completely upon its top, fin
ally coming back to rest upright.
She was able to walk to the Win
stead home nearby and was
brought to the local hospital by
Sale Nets $44
The Easter Seal sale for crip-j
pied children realized slightly
over $44, it was revealed yester
day by Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff, wel
fare superintendent, whose of
fice sponsored the event
The sale was conducted through
the schools and the proceeds will
be divided 50-50 between the
state and local agencies.
The $5 prize for the school sell
ing most seals went to the local
Central grammar school while
honorable mention went to L6ng
Free movie passes for those
children selling 100 seals were
given to Alice Lee Boatwright
Nannie Willie Cushwa, Marie
Deering, Juanite Dixon, Frances
Green, Emma Bailey Jones, Ed
win Ray Kirtoy, Elsie Long, Lu
cille Owens, Jean Paylor, Estelle
Perkins, Burley Reaves and Ha.
In Recital Friday
Mrs. Victor Satterfield will
present her music pupils in re
cital at Hurdle Mills school to
morrow evening ait 8 o’clock, it
was announced here yesterday.
A part of the school’s commen
cement program, a large crowd is
expected to be present An inter,
eating program has been planned
for the occasion, it was mid.
THE TIMES IS PERSON’*.,
A LEADER AT ALL HMRft.
Lloyd Griffin and Number
Os Local Citizens Air Pos
sibilities at Meeting.
At a meeting of the Roxboro
P. T. A. Tuesday night in Cen
tral school a general discussion
was held concerning the addition
of a ninth month for the Roxboro
schools. Lloyd Griffin, executive
secretary of the state school com
mission was present for the meet
ing and explained the method
that would have to be followed
should Roxboro get the extra
Mrs. E. V. Boatwright presid
ed over the meeting. The program
had been planned by Mrs. Boat
wright and proved to be very in
Rev. W. F. West led the devot
ional exercises. He stressed the
building of character and the pro
per direction of the youth of the
The question that was answered
by Griffin was “How can Rox
boro get a ninth month?”
The speaker discussed the ques
tion as some length stating that
a majority of the qualified voters
of the district would have to
vote for the ninth month and the
special tax that it would carry.
He then gave the advantages and
disadvantages of a ninth month,
or a twelfth grade.
J. A Long was asked the ques
| tion “What does the Roxboro
i school board -think of an extend
| ed school ,ten»?” He replied by
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Miss Louise Walker Gets
“First Rating” In Greens
Miss Louise Walker, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, John Walker, of
this city, Tuesday re<&ve& “first
rating” in piano in the finals of
the State Music contest in Greens
Miss Walker, a student at Rox
boro High school and a music pu
pil of Mrs. Wheeler Newell, was
awarded the highest honor that
was offered. Her teacher, Mrs.
Newell, termed her accomplish
ments “very outstanding.” She has
been taking music for seven years.
Miss Walker by virtue of her
winning in the dist£ict eiimin«-
ton contest held in Durham some
time ago won the right to partici
pate in the finals in Greensboro
The Roxboro branch of the
church of Jesus Christ of Latter
day Saints will hold a branch
conference Sunday at Kaplan
Hall on Main street here.
The program will consist ot
two session, one st 10 a. m. and
the other at 2:30 p. m., it was
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F. H. A. Loans f
U you are planning to build a
home that costs a little over f&-
000.00 we are now in position tor
secure the loan for you.
If you want a hospital policy
that costs $1.30 per month why*,
will pay you SIIO.OO for surgical
and operating room besides $5.00
per day up to 36 days plus re
imbursements for X-rays, anas,
thetics, etc., if you will drop in
the office and make the payment
you can pay by the month.
Knight’s Eos. Agency