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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDRY ft THURSDAY ROXBORO. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1939 NUMBER FORTY-FOUR
Hall Seeks State Reaction
To New Tobacco Proposals
Person County Growers
Urged To Attend Import
ant Oxford Meeting To
Claude T. Hall, chairman of
the North Carolina Tobacco
Growers Advisory committee,
yesterday strongly urged Person
County farmers to attend a mass
meeting in the Granville Coun
ty courthouse in Oxford tonight
at 8 o’clock to hear discussion of
proposed additional legislation
for the 1940 farm bill.
The Oxford meeting, he said,
will be one of three meetings for
this purpose to be held through
out the state. Others will be held
at Wilson and Fayetteville. J. A.
Thigpen of the Washington of
fice will be the principal speaker
tonight to discuss the proposals.
On Wednesday, Mr. Hall said,
he and other representatives of
the tobacco growing states will
again confer in Washington with
the government farm chiefs and
members of Congress and present
the reaction of the growers to
this additional legislation.
Reaction from all sections of
Hie state will be brought to Mr.
Hall in Raleigh Tuesday at 2:30
at which time he has called a
meeting of the State Tobacco
Growers Advisory committee.
In discussing the proposals
here yesterday Mr. Hall said the
additional legislation in no way
affects Hie present bill in effect
during this year. The chief item
for consideration in the new pro
posals is the change from quota
poundage to acre allotment as the
basis for tobacco control. Also
whereas during the past year a
penalty was applied to excess
poundage above the quota, the
new legislation would apply the
penalty only to poundage on the
additional acres. Actually there
would be no limit to the number
of acres planted but the penalty
would apply only to poundage on
the additional acres. A straight
10 cents penalty instead of the
former 50 percent is also another
feature of the proposals.
The Young People’s division of
the church had charge of the
Sunday School exercises at Long
Memorial last Sunday, present
ing a program dedicated to and
honoring Mother’s Day.
Led by Mary Susan Henley, the
program featured the Mother’s
Day theme in word and song.
Following is the prog)am in de
.Poem - “Mother” by Ethel Ne
Prayer - Barden Winstead.
The Spirit of Motherhood:
I Cor. 13: 4-8 by Arlene Newell.
Recognition of 4-H Club. •
Response by 4-H Members.
Special Music - “I Found A
Friend" by Junior Choir.
Tribute To Mothers of Yester.
day by Richard Long.
• TWbute To Mothers of Today
<by a daughter) Helen Reid San
' Response By A Mother - Mrs.
H. K. Sanders.
Hymn - “Faith of Our Moth
ers (Sung by all.)
Poem - “Mother Mine” by Bar
The Sunbeams will meet at
the First Baptist church on Mon
day afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.
Messrs. Hooker and Hutchings
of the firm of Ashelin and Hut
chings of Durham have been here
all this week in the town office
making the semi-annual audit of
the town books.
T o Sponsor Tonsil
Clinics In Summer
The local Kiwanis club at its
regular meeting Monday night
at Hotel Roxboro voted to spon
sor the Tonsil-Adenoids clinics
for the under-privileged children
to be held here this sumer by
Dr. B. W. Fassett of Durham.
In charge of Monday night’s
program were Dr. H. M. Beam
and Dr. E. M. Hedgepeth, the
latter speaking in behalf of the
proposed clinics. The above along
with Dr. Fassett will supervise
The Kiwanians voted to assist
in every way possible. The cli
nics will be held in Roxboro
high school and a minimum fee
will be charged where their par
ents are able to pay for the
The “Hospitality Week” idea
was discussed by F. O. Carver, Jr.
and the club voted its approval
one hundred percent.
The club’s next meeting will
be at the Community house.
Miss Mary Sievers Woody, fol
lowing the annual recital of pu
pils of Mrs. Wallace Woods last
Tuesday night was awarded
high school honors for the most
consistent work during the year.
The grammar school award
went to Panthea Bullock and Ann
Harris who were tied for the hon
A large crowd was on hand for
this event of the commencement
Others taking part in the pro
gram other than pupils of Mrs.
Woods included Misses Annie
Laurie Day, Ellen Tatum, Peggy
Whitten, who sang two trios,
Rev. T. H. Hamilton, who render
ed selections on the violin, and
Mrs. S. B. Winstead, who accom
panied the songs of the trio.
Superintendent R. B. Griffin
presented the medals.
IT’S A GIRL ! !
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Dunne
vant of Roxboro, Route No. 1,
are anouncing the birth of a
baby girl, Rosalind Raye, at their
home May 15. Mother and baby
are both doing nicely.
“THE WORST MISTAKE”
“NO HAIL INSURANCE I
had considered having my crop
insured against hail, but kept
putting it off. Never will I for
get June 26, 1938. The day start
ed off beautifully and the crops
were looking their best. A heavy
thunderstorm came up, followed
by wind and long showers of
hail. My crop was completely
wiped out in an hour. I had in
vested around $1,200 in it, and I
consider my loss around $2,000.
F. R. G., North Carolina.
Thompson Ins. Agency.
To Fly Atlantic
Here are ship and master for English Imperial airways’ transatlantic
'lying service starting this summer. Pictnred ship la the Cabot, which
will carry only mail on her first few trips. Capt. J. C. Kelly Rogers, an
rishman, has been chosen skipper for the new boat. Unlike the American
clipper boats, the English ships will make their first major stop at Mont
•oal, then fly to New York.
Commissioners Set May 27
As Tax Listing Deadline
Plan For Training
Course Here Soon
Approximately fifteen mem.
bers of the Person County Scout
Council were present at the re
gular monthly meeting of the
council held Tuesday night in the
office of Dr. A. F. Nichols.
Plans were made for a scout
masters training course to be
held May 27 and 28. It is thought
that the course will be given in
Doc Carver’s cabin at Moore’s
Mill near Rougemont.
It was pointed out at the meet
ing that a large number of
scouts from this county were
planning to attend Camp Chero
kee near Reidsville this year.
Person County won the atten
dance banner last year and hopes
to repeat again. Some troops will
attend 100 per cent.
A survey of all scout troops in
this county proved that scouting
was in good shape. All troops
have re-registered and are going
Scout Executive A. P. Patter
son was present for the meeting
and told council members some
thing of the plans for the scout
trip to the World’s Fair and oth
er scouting activities.
< Spot News Os The Day >
Next Sunday Prof. W. H. Sim
mons will conduct singing ses
sions before and after preaching
services at Stories Creek church.
All are requested to bring song
books and lunch baskets and en
joy the day together.
A communication from Rev.
Elbert Y. Poole of Lynchburg
yesterday announced Memorial
Services at the J. Y. Wilkerson
cemetery near Olive Branch
church on May 28 at 3 p. m. All
interested parties are requested
to take note.
County Jailer A. M. Long ac
companied by Robert Dickerson
is this week touring the New
York World’s Fair as his first va
cation in six years. They were
transported to Danville Sunday
by Lin Ltiniford, who says he did
a good job seeing the boys off.
Books Will Then Be fam
ed Over To Clerk of Court;
The Board of County Commis
sioners and members of Person
County’s tax listings corp in a
called session thqi county
as the closing date sot listing
taxes in this county.
New valuations for-th# entire
county have been set by the ap
pointed tax listers in each town
ship as provided by the North
Carolina General Asembly in the
last session. A majority of citi
zens have listed but quite a few
still remain to be put on the
books before the closing date.
Those who have not seen their
new valuation are advised to do
so immediately by contacting the
listers in each township.
The tax supervisor has been
instructed to turn the tax books
over to the Clerk of Court after
May 27 and failure' to list be
fore that time will incur a pen
alty. The tax books have been
open for revaluation and listing
in Person County since April 1.
W. G. Bradsher, who last week
underwent a serious nose opera
tion at McPherson’s hospital, is
still confined there. His friends
wish him a speedy recovery.
The condition of Squire J. T.
Newton who was stricken with
paralysis last Friday, continues
about the same. He was reported
to be resting quite easy yester
J. R. Pendergraft of Durham
is the new drivers license exam
iner for Roxboro, succeeding B.
H. Hutchinson, who has been
transferred to the Fayetteville
district. The new examiner is
here every Thursday from 9 un
til 12 in the morning.
WITH TAR HEEL
J. Lacy Sheffield has joined the
staff of Tar Heel Chevrolet com
pany, according to an announce
Mr. Sheffield brings to the lo
cal concern 10 years mechanical
experience in the General Motors
field, most of them with Chev
"Hospitality Week” Plans
Begin To Take Shape Here
For Opening Curb
Final plans for the curb mar
ket. to be open from 8:30 until
10 o’clock Saturday morning,
were discussed at a meeting call
ed at the courthouse Monday
night by Mrs. C. E. Brooks, coun
ty president of home demonstra
The corner of Lamar and Ab
bitt streets will be the scene of
the market. Tentative plans for
a local rural center which will
be curb market headquarters are
still pending. Whether the reno
vation on the old house at the a
bove site will be completed by
that time could not be learned.
The market, at any event how
ever, will be held on the premis
Speakers at Monday’s meeting,
attended by approximately 40
marketers included Miss Lake
Allen, public health nurse with
the local health department, Mrs.
A. M. Bums. Jr., and Miss Ana
merle Arant, district director of
extension service of State college.
Miss Allen discussed the “Ne
cessity of Health Exams in Food
Handling” while Mrs. Burns talk
ed on the curb market from the
standpoint of the customers. Miss
i Arant- told the prospective curb
marketers “What Standard QuaL
ity Products Are” and urged
those present to have a specialty.
Mrs. C. E. Brooks showed the
assembled women a glass case
which will be used for display of
prepared foods at the market.
Roxboro Shoe Store has en
larged its floor and shelving
space and made arrangements
whereby it can seat eight more
customers than formerly.
The additional space in the
shelving will be used for many
new styles of shoes that are ar
riving daily. .
Mr. Hawkins, proprietor of the
store, expressed his appreciation
to the people of this section for
the liberal patronage that had
been accorded the store since its
The Brown Bobby Case and
the Brown Bobby Grocery, locat
ed on the highway to Longhurst
are now open for business.
R. M. “Tiny” Long is manager
of the Grocery store and Elmer
Shields is manager of the case.
Jim Beaver is the proprietor
of these two new places of busi
■ ' The public is invited to call by
and inspect both palces.
T. J. Fowler, local sanitarian,
and Mrs. Fowler have been in
Monroe all this week on account
of the critical illness of Mr. Fow
G, A.’S TO MEET
On Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’-
clock the G. A.’s of the First Bap
tist church will meet with Mary
Elder E. L. Cobb of Wilson will
preach at the local Primitive
Baptist church next Sunday night
at 7:30 o’clock, acording to an an
nouncement by F. D. Long yes
This is a special service and
a large crowd is expected for this
Vaccinations Available At
Local Office Wed. After
noons, Saturday Morninigs.
Dr. A. L. Allen, local health of
ficer, yesterday announced the
health department’s first itiner
ary of Typhoid clinics to be
held during the summer.
There will probably be two
more during the summer, he
said. Other schedules, however,
have not been made out. Continu
ing, he said, “The health depart
ment will be glad to receive re
quests for vaccination clinics at
certain points in the county,
though not all of these requests
may be granted.”
The purpose of these invited
requests are to enable the health
department to more intelligently
map out a schedule.
Beginning Friday, June 2, and
continuing on the 9th., I6th., and
23rd., clinics will be held at the
places below as follows:
Haywood’s Place - 9:30.
Dixon’s Store - 10:30.
S. P. Gentry’s Store - 11:30.
Mitchell’s Store (Woodsdale) -
Talmadge Duncan’s Store - 1:30.
Guy Clayton’s Store - 2:30.
Flem Long’s Store - 3:30.
Pickering To Lead
To Raleigh Meet
William Pickering, oub pack
leader here, and all Catholic
scouts are planning to attend and
participate in Catholic Scout Day
in Raleigh Sunday, June 11.
This day has been designated
as Catholic Scout Sunday for the
Scouts will arrive on Saturday
and camp overnight on the
grounds of the Catholic orphan
age near Pullen park. Appropri
ate exercises have been planned
for Saturday night and Sunday.
The event is sponsored by the
North Carolina Catholic Council
of Boy Scouts.
Beginning next Monday and
continuing for ten days there
will be conducted at the First
Baptist church a Daily Vacation
Miss Inda Collins will be the
principal, and (he services of a
splendid faculty have been se
cured. This promises to be one
of the best Vacation Bible schools
ever held in our community.
The sessions will be from 9 to 11
a. m. each day except Saturday.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 !
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Committee Named At C of
C Called Meeting To Se
cure General Reaction.
“Hospitality Week” in Rox
boro, brainchild of Mrs. B. G.
Clayton, local school teacher and
business woman, began to assume
definite proportions yesterday at
a meeting called by the Secre
tary of the Chamber of Commer
ce, Melvin H. Burke.
Prominent local citizens called
to consider the proposition in the
Chamber of Commerce office
yesterday decided an investiga
tion should be made to see if the
local populace generally favored,
the “Hospitality Week” idea.
Appointed as a committee to
make this survey were O. B.
Mcßroom, president of the Per
son County Boy Scout Council,
D. R. Taylor, president of the
Kiwanis club, R. B. Griffin, presi
dent-elect of the Rotary Club,
R. H. Shelton, commander of the
American Legion, Gordon C. Hun
ter, Mayor S. F. Nicks, J. B.
Snipes, Miss Velma Beam, and
Mesdames B. G. Clayton and J.
The survey committee will re
port back their findings tomor
row afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Tentative dates for the affaii
have been set for the week be
ginning June 25 with the major
ity of the activities concentrated
over the three-day period of the
28th, 29th, and 80th.
Numerous suggestions were put
forward at yesterday’s meeting
as entertainment features for the
festival, believed to be the first
of its kind considered in this vi
cinity. Details of this phase of
the idea will be worked out
when the report of the survey
committee has been adopted.
Among those who have com
mented favorably on the propos
al, acording to the author of the
.idea, are O. B. Mcßroom, J. A.
Long, G. C. Hunter, S. F. Nicks
and J. D. Mangum.
Present at yesterday’s called
session were O. T. Kirby, J. I>.
Mangum, Mesdames J. H. Hugh
es and B. G. Clayton, Mayor S. F.
Nicks, F. O. Carver, Jr., R. B.
Griffin, D. R. Taylor, G. C. Hun
ter and J. S. Merritt.
World’s Fair Trip .j
G. I. Prillaman of the Electric
Appliance company departed last
night for New York where he
will join several hundred other
representatives of the Bendix
Home Appliances Corporation, of
South Bend, Indiana.
Headed- by Judson S. Sayre,.
Bendix Vice-President in Charge
of Sales, the contest winners will
take over the entire liner Veen
dam, chartered by the corpora
tion and sailing from New York
on the night of May 18th. Prior
to sailing, the Bendix personnel
will visit the New York World’s
Fair after which on the evening
of the 18th. they will be guests
at a huge company reception at
te Hotel Park Central.
In addition to the World’s Fair:'
visit and other features for the
dealers in New York, the Havana
voyagers will participate in civie
celebrations arranged for them in
Cuba. Special entertainment and
sports will occupy their time a.
board ship during the croJaik
which will terminate at Near
York on May 27th.
Every Bendix dealer making
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