IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY ft THURSDAY
Elements Turn About-Face
As Snow Spoils May Day
Set Precedent For This
Shades of Winter Tuesday
Season of Tear.
Vpth the Weather Man predict
ing fair and warmer for Tues
day, thp elements turned a com
plete afcout face and put on one
of the strangest shows citizens in
this vicinity have ever witnessed
this late in spring.
The oldest man in these parts
fails to remember anything in
the way of weather phenomena
to equal Tuesday’s freakish mix
ture of rain, hail, wind, snow,
thunder, lightning, and sleet
which decended on crops and
flowers already well along in
their spring growth.
The storm broke out of a re
latively clear sky in the early
morning hours when a terrific
downpour accompanied by large
balls of hail peppered the city and
countryside. The downpour, whip
ped by intermittent windstorms
continued throughout most of the
day until the late afternoon when
the sun finally broke through.
The temperature fluctuated from
time to time.
About the middle of the morn
ing the rain turned to blinding
snow which continued into the
early afternoon, falling in big
thick flakes but melting soon af
ter hitting the ground because of
the heavy rain which had pro
ceeded it. When the snow had
ceased thin ice covered automo
biles and housetops to create n
unprecedented condition for so
late in the year.
The wintery blasts and falling
rain and ice played havoc with
many spring flowers and plants
just beginning to bloom and the
cold winds caused a number of
families to re-stock their fuel
supply. The extent of damage to
tobacco plants in this county, if
any, has not been ascertained,
but it is believed slight.
House, UNC Dean, To Make
Graduation Address; 27 In
Dean of Administration R. B.
House of the University of North
Carolina will be the principal
speaker at the final graduation
exercises at Bethel Hill high
school tonight at 8 o’clock.
A Class Day play, “Attic Me
mories” will be another feature of
the program by members of the
- to the graduates will
■be psftjbnted by Principal Lewis
S. qpbion while special honor
awards will be given by Superin
tendent R. B. Griffin. Rev. N. J.
Todd will pronounce the benedic.
• Valedictorians, Misses Mary
Crutchfield and Frances Whit
field,, will be recognized during
Those to receive diplomas in
clude^.. William Thomas Brandon,
Rupert Dunn, Fred Fox, Ray
mond Jjester, Fred Mitchell, Al
fred -Shptwell, Clyde Sullivan,
Wiljjfe Tingen, Royal Todd, Geor
ge Boyd Walker, W. C. Whitt,
| Clyde 'Woody, Jr., R. B. Pixley,
v Mary Crutchfield, Delma Davis,
Allehe Dixon, Albana Dunn. Lu
. cille Gentry, Muriel Gentry, Ruth
f; Hall, Joyce Lester, Myrtle Les
£ ter, Hasseltine Sanford, Alma
Seamster, Edith Wiley, Ettie
t Wrenn, and Frances Whitfield.
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“The Bible is a book of faith,
and a book at doctrine, and a
book of morals, and a book of
[, religion, at especial revelation
| | from God.”
IN FARM BILL
Hall Among Representa
tives From Seven States At
Claude T. Hall, local farm
leader, and tobacco growers from
seven states Tuesday urged rep
resentatives in Congress from the
tobacco states to offer amend
ments to the present farm bill
which would, among other things,
change the method of making
quotas from poundage to acreage,
and permit growers to market and
sell all the tobacco produced on
their allotted acreage.
Representative Harold D. Cool
ey, of North Carolina, a member
of a cotton and tobacco subcom
mittee of the agriculture com
mittee, told the representatives
that their proposals would “wrap
in doubt again” the whole farm
program. He signified his willing
ness to consider the proposals fur
ther with a view of incorporat
ing both the poundage and acre
age basis of determining quotas
in the program. He also suggest
ed that the group look into the
possibility of liberalizing the pre
sent method of setting quotas.
The growers, whose proposals
were presented by J. B. Hudson,
assistant AAA administrator de
clared that 95 percent .of the to
bacco farmers are in favor of the
acreage basis of quota determin
ation and predicted an overwhel
ming passage of a referendum on
this type of control.
The question of the constitu
tionality of the acreage control
system was brought out and a
number of growers expressed
themselves as desiring to proceed
cautiously in order not to lose
what control now exists. The pre
sent system, poundage quotas, is
considered marketing control and
not crop control, which has been
Members of the North Carolina
delegation present were Repre
sentatives Cooley, Clark, Folger,
Weaver and Durham. Tobacco
growers from the state included
Claude T. Hall, of Roxboro; W. F.
Woodruff, of Nashville; E. A. Ar
nold, of Raleigh, and R. L. Cor
bitt, of Rocky Mount.
S. S. Conference
The program for the Person
County Sunday School Confer
ence to be held at North Roxboro
Baptist church Sunday, May 7,
has been announced as follows:
3:00 p. m. - Devotional.
3:10 p. m. - Roll Call and Reports.
3:25 p. m. - Growth Through Mis
sion Sunday School - Rev. C. E.
3:40 p. m. - Special Music.
3:45 p. m. - Round Table Discus
4:00 p. m. - Adjourn.
Local relatives who attended
the funeral services Tuesday of
A. L. Wood of Petersburg, Va.,
whose death occurred Sunday
morning as a result of pneumonia
and complications, included Mrs.
T. M. Bumpass, R. D. and Tho
mas Bumpass, Mrs. Ed Fox, Mrs.
H. L. Cooley, Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Hedrick and daughters, Bessie
and Eleanor, J. W. Brooks, Flem
ing Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Stafford and young son, Bobby.
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Television Comes To The Fair
~ The dedication of the Radio Corporation of America building at the New York World’s fair was done by
radio and television. David Sarnoff, left, president of R. C. A., is shown before the microphones as he hailed
television as “a miracle of engineering skill which one day will bring the world to the home.” Right: the tele
vision image of Samoa as it appeared to an audience at Radio City eight miles away.
Main Street To Receive
New Surface Next Month
Highway Supervisor Noti
fies Harris; Has Worn
Much in Last Two Years.
Jesse Proctor, district high
way supervisor, yesterday noti
fied City Manager James C. Har
ris that a complete re-surfacing
of Main Street would be begun
early in June.
The local main thoroughfare
was last surfaced about two years
ago and the exceptionally heavy
traffic which the street serves
has worn the surface consider
ably in this short time to make
it necessary to repeat the opera
Re-surfacing will take place
from Ivey street at the lower
North end to First street at
Rock Inn Service station on the
South end with a drag seal using
35 pounds of stone to tha square
By INDA COLLINS
As the 1938-39 school year is
reviewed there are so many rea
sons why the faculty has cause
to ibe thankful and feel gratified
that it seems fitting and proper
that a few of these many reasons
be recalled. First, the teachers of
Centralschool wish to say “Thank
you” to each and every organiza
tion for the social courtesies
shown them during this present
school year. Each social function
was very well attended and im
Probably more parents accept
ed the invitations to visit the
school this year than in former
years and to them we will say
that the school enjoyed their vi
sits And hope they have been re
paid fully for having come. Also
the visits of friends, ministers of
the town and county, county nur
ses and doctors are remembered
(Continued On Back Page)
The Y. W. A. of Bethel Hill
Baptist Church next Monday
night will sponsor the appearance
of Charlie Monroe and his big
radio show at the Bethel Hill high
school beginning at 8 o’clock.
Music, songs, fun are in pros
pect for all. Also featured with
the Monroe Brothers are Sleepy
Dale Cole and Jolly Bert Stevens,
blackface comedians. Admission
will be 15 and 25 cents.
NOELL TO SPEAK
Graduation Exercises To Be
Held Tomorrow Night; Pro
With J. W. Noell as the prin
cipal speaker. tbJ» final eyrejses
for Ca-V-el school’s seventh grade
graduation program will be held
tomorrow night in the school
auditorium at 8 o’clock.
Other features of the program
include five numbers by the Ca-
Vel glee club, a salutatory by Cur
tis Hamlett, “A Song of Wel
come” by the seventh grade, tri
bute to Ca-Vel school by Huel
Rhew, class poem by Donald
Jones, duet by Sara Mangum and
Sarah Dunn, key oration by Flor
ence Moss, toasts by Gladys Dick
erson, valedictory by Chris Wag
ner, Jr. and a song, “Welcome
Sweet Springtime,” also by the
Rev. T. H. Hamilton will give
the invocation and the final bene
diction while seventh grade cer
tificates will be presented by
Principal J. W. Gaddy, Jr. Honor
awards will be given by Super
intendent R. B. Griffin. G. H.
Ellmore will be in charge of the
program and introduce the speak
Graduates will be Gladys
Dickerson, Wilbur Clayton, Cur
tis Hamlett, Iris James, Donald
Jones, Lucille Morris, Florence
Moss, Huel Rhew, Chris Wagner,
Jr., Herbert Whitt, Archie Wrenn.
Peggy Berry is the class Mascot
Ushers, include Sara Dunn, W.
- Musette Jones,
Sara Mangum and Eugene Tay
Plans For "R ural Center”
And Curb Market Outlined
Commissioners Make Grant
To Project; Walker Re-ap
The County Commissioners in
regular session Monday morning
heard plans for establishing a so
called “Rural Center” for Rox
boro which project will incorpor
ate the proposed Curb Market
outlined here some time ago.
Mrs. C. E. Brooks, president of
the Curb Market committee, and
Miss Velma Beam, home demon
stration agent, spoke in behalf of
the project and asked the com
missioners for a grant of $lO per
month to defray necessary expen
ses. This request was granted.
Sale Drops Here
The new marriage license
law has played havoc with
Person County’s marriage
business, according to Register
of Deeds W. T. Kirby.
Whereas the average num
ber of licenses issued monthly
has been around 12 or 15 here
tofore, only two (one a Vir
ginia couple) recived their
right to wed from the local of
fice during April.
Thf* lU”Ej> pr of applications
continues about the same, Mr.
Kirby says, but when they find
out an examination is neces
sary and a wait of five to ten
days before the ceremony can
be performed, the deal is off.
The entire faculty of Helena
High school was elected for next
year and the board expressed its
appreciation for the fine work of
Principal R. C. Garrison was
first re-elected and then the board
elected the entire faculty upon
the principal’s recommendation.
The faculty members follow:
Mrs. Helen Foushee, Mrs. Emma
Noell, Misses Frances Monk, Sue
Noell, Nina Rogers, Mary Eliza
beth Sanders, Eloise Pearce, Eli
zabeth Tillett, Gertrude Holt,
Ruth Lunsford,, L. C. Liles, F. B.
Ferebee, Mrs. Edgar Masten, Eve
lyn Crutchfield and Principal R.
The committee members are
Mr. J. G. Chambers, Chairman;
Mr. J. F. Timberlake and Mr. E.
The plans for the proposal, ac
cording to the speakers, called for
the “center” to be located in a
vacant house on the Hall proper
ty near the comer of Lamar
street and Albbitt avenue. Plans
now tentative call for slight reno
vation of the house to take care
of the curb market while other
parts will be furnished as a place
for rural residents to come, rest
and make their headquarters
while in the city.
The Board also reappointed J.
S. Walker lor another two year
term as County Accountant at a
salary of $2,240 per annum. Rou
tine frill* were audited and pay
ment authorized as is the regular
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1939
Nicks, Commissioners Take
Oath; Hold First Session
H .M. GRADUATES
TO SEEK TRUTH
Speaker Tells Seniors To
Dedicate Lives To Commu
Lloyd Griffin, secretary to tha
N. C. School Commission, told
the graduates of Hurdle Mills
High school on Tuesday night to
“search and seek to improve
things—seek the truth and the
truth will make you free.”
Mr. Griffin, speaking at the an
nual commencement exercises, of
fered a few suggestions to the
(1) Try to understand the point
of view of others as you go out
(1) Observe certain rules and
regulations that have been estab
lished by society.
(3) Have visions, look to the
future. He urged them to join in a
search for freedom.
Mr. Griffin stated here that
there could be no finer thing for
Hurdle Mills graduates than for
them to dedicate their lives to
the upbuilding of their own com
The speaker of the evening was
introduced by A. M. Bums, Jr.
of Roxboro. Mr. Bums took the
opportunity to congratulate the
graduates and also the parents
of the graduates.
Prior to the exercises Miss Hil
da Foushee gave a piano solo.
Miss Foushee was a member of
the graduating class and a pupil
of Mrs. Victor Satterfield.
Following the speaker J. B.
Currin, principal of the school,
expressed his best wishes to the
school and the community. Mr.
Currin resigned his position at
Hurdle Mills this year to accept
one at Allensville. He was given
a rising vote of thanks by the en
tire audience for the splendid
work that had been done while
he was with the school.
Miss Rachel Porterfield was pre
sented a medal by Superintendent
R. B. Griffin. Miss Porterfield
had read more books than any
other student during the present
school year, 72.
Diplomas were presented by
Mr. Griffin to fourteen graduates
as follows: Dorothy Virginia Lee,
Neal Broach, Charlie Allen, Ver
nie Gregory, William Long, Eva
Long Garrett, Vera Gordon Rim
mer, C. J. White, Marjorie Mae
Bradsher, Ida Mae Moore, Sarah
Rice, Hilda Foushee, Lawrence
White and Virginia Gertrude
IN NEW LOCATION
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You will find us in our new
home, quarters formerly occupied
by the Roxboro Building and Loan
Association, where we are ready
and prepared to serve you with
the same zeal and efficiency it
has always been our policy to
Due to the volume of business
that has been steadily increasing
during the past decade, we found
it absolutely necessary to seek
more commodious quarters, and
we deem ourselves fortunate in
being able to locate our offices in
quarters so conveniently located
to our old office. We are just two
doors from our former location.
For all kinds of insurance, FHA
contracts, etc., see our represen
tatives. They are in position to
serve you with the beet and at
a cost that is within easy reach
of your purse.
Knight’s Insurance Agency.
THE TIMES IS PERSON*!
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Record Small Vote Cast In j
Tuesday’s Joust At Polls;
The Board of Commissioner*
and Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr. took
the oath of office from Assistant
Clerk of Court R. A. Bullock at
the City Hall Tuesday night and
immediately held their first ses
sion of the new biennium.
The new municipal officer*
were swept into office Tuesday
without opposition as a “record”
small number of voters trekked
to the polls to record their endor
sement of the old regime as well
as the action of the April 13 nom
inating mass meeting which plac
ed Nicks and five old board mem
bers in nomination.
Tuesday’s voting was recorded
as follows: Nicks 44, for mayor;
and Kane 43, Hunter 42, Cushwa
42, Satterfield 42, Brooks 41, for
The first action of the new;
board was to appoint a commit
tee of R. L. Harris, chairman, J.
W. Noell and S. G. Winstead to
investigate and look after the pro.
posed widening of Lamar street
by the state in order to turn high
way, 501, traffic away from the
Main Street business district. Con
siderable opposition to the move,
it is believed, has been evidenced
by property owners.
The board also authorized ex
penditure of $lO toward forma
tion of a proposed “rural center”
and curb market for the city.
Miss Velma Beam, Mrs. F. Q. Car,-,
ver and Mrs. A. M. Burns,jJr. ap
peared before the board ig behftt
of this project. j,.,., ~ 3r . :
Pre-school Clinics Import
ant Part Os April Health
With a concentration
hygiene and examination oi
children a predominating
ture, Dr. A. L. Allen yesterdaj
released the monthly report at
the local health department?
Special attention wasJghien tc
examination of children who ex
pect to enter school next fall
119 being examined in this cata
gory during the month.u&j*% ex
amined were 30 4-H club JjealU
candidates. Ve ri
given as follows: smallpox. M
diphtheria 21, and tubdfeuMi -
tests 29. Two lectures by thi
health officer were attended bj
In syphilis control 032 treat
ments were given to 170 patieat
with 10 new patients being ad
mitted to treatment and onW twi
discharged. Os 47 blocd Igsfl giv
en to suspects 12 w«eSidßate<
In the field of sanitation, 31
new privies were built and 69 in
spec tations at private premise*
and 42 inspections of cases and
eating houses made by Sanitar
ian T. J. Fowler.
Miles traveled in the perform
ance of duty by the health of
ficer 917, sanitarian 1110 and
Communicable diseases report
ed during April were syphilis 10,
measles 3, tuberculosis of lungs X
scarlet fever 1 and chicken pox L
SERVICE MANAGER f
H. C. Steel with 20 yean ex
perience in the automobile fieldr
> is now connected with Tar HeeL
; Chevrolet company here as ser
> vice manager. Mr. Steel with his
family formerly resided in Ox