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DIES COMMITTEE READY
Washington, D. C.—lmmediate
ly on adjournment of Congress,
the Dies House Committee in
vestigating anti-American acti
vities will resume its hearings,
with New York, Pittsburgh, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Birmingham
and Washington tentatively pick
ed from early sessions. Chairman
Dies, of Texas, says his investi
gators already have enough ma
terial to keep the Committee
busy four months.
MORE BIG SALARIES
Washington, D. C.—ln a new
list of big corporate salaries re
ported, Geo.W. Hill, president of
the American Tobacco Co., takes
national leadership for 1938 with
a pay check of $331,348. Other
top-notchers were Benjamin F.
Fairless, president of U. S. Steel,
$135444; Tom Girdler, Chairman
of Republic Steel, $160,416; Lam
mot du Pont, Chairman of E. J.
.du Pont de Nemours, $150,220;
R. W. Woodruff, president of
Coca-Cola Co.; S. Clay Williams,
Chairman of R. J. Reynolds To
bacco Co., SIOO,OOO, and H. T.
Sinclair, Chairman of Consoli
dated Oil Corporation, $200,550.
SEVEN STATES SHOW GAINS
Washington, D. C.—ln its first
state-.by-state study of individu
al incomes, the Commerce Dept,
shows a national income peak of
$79,988,000,000 in 1929; then a
drop to $45,782,000,000 in 1933
and a gradual increase to $70,-
645,000,000 in 1937. While no
figures are available for 1938, it
was shown that Nevada, Florida,
New Mexico, North Carolina,
Idaho, Virginia and South Caro
lina had larger 1937 incomes than
in the ’29 boom. Federal spend
ing raised the per capita income
in the District of Columbia to
50 per cent greater than the
STRIKERS CLAIM $7,500,000
Cleveland, Ohio Attorneys
for the CIO are trying to collect
$7,500,000 from the Republic
Steel Corporation as alleged back
pay due strikers engaged in the
•Tittle Steel” strike of 1937.
There are 6,200 workers affect
ed and the suits are to be brought
before the National Labor Rela
tions Board in this city.
In Piano Recital
I Friday Night
£ Before a large and apprecia.
| tive audience Friday evening at
the Central School auditorium,
H Mrs. Wheeler Newell presented
S| her music class in their annual
H* Miss Anita Kirby was awarded
fbthe medal for the best work of
||she year, which was the only a
■Mfrard given. Presentation was
Epade by Rev. J. H. Lanning, pas-
Hjbr of Long Memorial church.
in the all-piano
Pjlogram were Mary Louise Har
jHst, Anita Kirby, Donald Long,
pPhomas Long, Jane Kirby, Cush
|Kpn Lanning, Elizabeth Newell,
« Hpacy Newell, Louise Walker,
■pis Williams and Robert Hunt.
Help Southern Industry - - Buy Cotton Goods This Week
Defense a la Dutch
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Holland is determined to be prepared in the event of war. Left: This Netherlands gnn crew is covering a
road leading to the Dutch frontier, following the recent manning of the frontiers against any possible surprise
attack on the part of an aggressive European nation. Right: Anti-tank defenses are kept under guard near a
bridge “somewhere” on the Dutch frontier.
City To Observe National
Cotton Week May 22*2 7th
Allen Lists 390
Tonsil Cases For
Dr. A. L. Allen, Person county
health officer, asked by the Ki
wanis club’s committee on under
privileged children to prepare a
list of negro school children need
ing tonsil removals, yesterday
said the files of the health de
partment showed 390 children
were affected with tonsilitis of
such serious degrees that a ton
silectomy was advised.
The local Kiwanis club is spon
soring a series of tonsil clinics
for negro children here this sum
mer to be held at the Person
County Training school in this
Form letters will be sent par
ents of the 390 children and the
first hundred saying definitely
they will be able to take advan
tage of the clinics will be select-
Representatives of the Under- 1
privileged Children’s committee
late yesterday set Tuesday as the
day for examining candidates
for the first of the Kiwanis spon
sored tonsil clinics. All candi
dates must undergo a complete
examination before being selected
for the clinic. These examina
tions will be made by the health
■ed by the club’s Under-privileged
children’s committee for removal.
Explaining the method of sel
ection, Allen said the health re
cords graded the children’s ton
sils as other defects by the fol
lowing system: 0 - satisfactory;
1- slightly; 2 - moderately; $ -
markedly unsatisfactory and the
letter “x” by any figure mean
ing “attention needed.” All child,
ren listed in the 390 mentioned
above were marked on the re
cords as 3x or “condition mark
edly unsatisfactory needing atten
There were approximately 2,-
700 negro school children in Per
son from which the 390 were se
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Local Stores, Industries Aid
Movement To Revive King
Roxboro and Person County
will observe National Cotton
Week beginning tomorrow and
continuing through Saturday.
Many local stores will have dis
plays of materials made of cot
ton and attractive prices will be
placed on these items. Several
firms expect to decorate windows
with cotton dresses, towels, slips,
Many advertisements in today’s
Times are stressing the impor
tance of National Cotton Week
and stores are Carrying messages
of the values that they have in
Person County produces no
cotton, but it does have several
mills that use cotton or cotton
supplies to complete its own pro
ducts. A general use of cotton ma
terials, it has been pointed out,
would help local industry and
thus swell the local payroll.
Several years ago farmers of
this county tried to raise cotton.
This crop was planted all over
Person county. Several cotton
gins sprung up over the county,
but the harvest did not return
the proper profits and so after a
few years the cotton crop in
Person county gradually faded
away. Since that time there has
been no effort to revive it.
At the present time, nationally
speaking, there are thirteen mil
lion bales of idle cotton. Nation
al Cotton Week is expected to
help create a demand for this
cotton and thus put it into use.
Don’t Let Hail
Steal Your Profits
Don’t let hail take away all
your tobacco profits this year.
See us for hail insurance and see
us now. We can protect you.
Come to our new quarters in
the comer location of the Rox
boro Hotel, just three doors be
low our old location.
We sell all kinds of insurance
and want your business. ,
Knights Insurance Agency.
J. W. Frederick has been con
fined to his bed during the past
week. His condition was describ
ed as “about the same” yesterday.
Rotarians at their regular
meeting at Hotel Roxboro Thurs
day night heanl plans of the pro
posed Roxboro “Hospitality
Week” discussed by President-
Elect R. B. Griffin and voted
their whole-heated endorsement
of the idea.
Also reported at Thursday
night’s session was an account Os
the district Rotary meeting held
last week at High Point, which
was attended by Rotarians Grif
fin, R:ade Jones, W- H. Harris
and W. W. Woods and Rotary
| Ann Mrs .W. W. Woods. The
president-elect delivered this re
In charge of the program was
Dr. B. E. Love.
Along The Way
With the Editor
Gip Prillaman left last week for Cuba. Gip had $1.35; two
sandwiches, three hard-boiled eggs, two cans of sardines and one
loaf of bread. Some company was going to pay his expenses, but Gip
wasn’t taking any chances. He was prepared for the worst and then
he wanted to have a little extra spending money for the trip.
Gip asked Gene Thompson what he wanted from Cuba.
Gene’s reply was brief and to the point, “A blonde.”
G. L. “Lem” Allen was in Roxboro last Saturday. Lem is
doing fine down at Wilmington. He walked into this office, threw
$3.00 cn the desk and asked us to mark up his subscription for two
years. He acted just like a man who had never been through a reces
jion and had plenty of money.
O. B. Mcßroom has been named chairman of the committee
to raise a little money for expenses during “Hospitality Week.” The
committee, as you can see, is headed by one who has plenty of
money. “Mac” will probably start the ball rolling with a check for
Nat Dean rolled into Roxboro last week looking just as
fresh as a daisy. Nat is living in Philadelphia and the boys say that
he is getting ready to get into the income tax class. Nat said he was
going to send us $1.50 for the paper. We are watching the mails.
Dear Frank Whitfield,
Mr. D. M. CasKT county commissioner, stopped the writer
of this column last week and told him that he enjoyed reading it
every week. Now Frank, doesn’t that prove that Cash can read?
Please don’t go around saying that he can’t read anymore. He said
that he could and you should take his word for it.
"Hospitality Week” Group
Drafts Plan Os Action
Mayor Proclaims National
Cotton Week In Roxboro
I, S. F. Nicks, Jr., Mayor of Roxboro, N. C., hereby
proclaim May 22 - 27 as Cotton Week in Roxboro.
These dates have already been proclaimed as Nat
ional Cotton Week and I believe that if the people of this
city and county will join whole heartedly in this event we
can do much to help promote local and national prosper
We have several mills in Roxboro and Person Coun
ty that manufacture cotton items and if the public will
become cotton conscious much can be done that will
This week is Cotton Week. Go to your local stores
and ask for cotton goods. Our stores have a nice assort
sortment of cotton dresses, pants, ties, underwear, etc.
Let’s go Americans Buy Cotton.
S. F. NICKS, JR., Mayor
To Mother Os
Mrs. H. A. Wilson, mother of
Miss Virginia Wilson, physical
education instructor at the Cen
tral School last year, died early
Tuesday morning, about two
hours after her daughter arrived
at her home.
The availably information is
that Mrs. Wilson suffered a se
vere concussion when she ap
parently fell in the basement of
their Decatur, Ala. home early
Monday morning. She was not
discovered until about six ol
■clock in the afternoon when she
was rushed to the hospital in a
Miss Wilson, visiting Miss El
nora Raiff at Valdese at the time,
was immediately called home, ar
riving only about two hours be
fore fier mother’s death.
Surviving in addition to her
daughter, who taught here, are
Mr. Wilson, another daughter and
Mrs. Stonewall Jackson under
went an appendectomy at the lo
cal hospital Friday and is report
ed as getting along nicely.
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 1939
H. W. Winstead was called to
Richmond Friday by the United
States Tobacco association’ sales
committee to discuss a plan for
shortening the number of daily
selling hours for tobacco during
the coming season. The session
was held in Hotel John Marshall.
Opens At “Rural
Roxboro’s new curb market
sponsored by Person . County’s
Council of Home Demonstration
clubs at their embryo “rural cen
ter” at the corner of Lamar and
Abbitt streets yesterday opened
Approximately 15 rural mar
keters were on hand for the
first day’s session opening, ac
cording to the rules, from 8:30
until 10 o’clock only.
Also lending their official pre
sence to the opening occasion and
extending best wishes to market
ers and customers were James C.
Harris, Roxboro city manager,
and Philip L. Thomas, chairman
of Person County’s board of com
The old residence, owned by
Claude T. Hall, which is being
utilized by the “center” had been
partly renovated for the opening
yesterday but remodeling was by
no means complete. The place
when completed is expected to
offer a comfortable headquarters
for county residents when in the
city. The atmosphere of the loun
ge will be made conducive ‘to
rest and relaxation while in the
curb market section health and
cleanliness will be guiding quali
Mrs. C. E .Brooks, president of
the County Council, has played
a big part in getting the project
Attention is called to an error
appearing in the Rose’s ad of
our Mother’s Day issue. The pri
ce of hose should have been 69
cents instead of 96 cents.
JUNIOR FIELD DAY
The fourth annual picnic and
field day for the Junior Order
United American Mechanics is
scheduled to be held at the Or
phan Home in Lexington, N. C.
May 27. Dr. Ralph MacDonald
will make the principal address.
THE TIMES IS PERSONf!
A LEADER AT ALL TTMEfl^l
Mrs. B. G. Clayton Heads ’
Plans For Gala Occasion
The “Hospitality Week” steer
ing committee in executive ses
sion Friday afternoon really got
down to business with plans to
make Roxboro known as North
Carolina’s most hospitable and
Called to report on the reaction
to the idea gleaned from citizens
from all parts of town and coun
ty, the committee reported en
thusiastic reception from all
sides. Appointed as an entertain
ment committee to draft plans,
ways and means of entertain
ment during the week were Mrs.
B. G. Clayton, chairman, and
Mesdames J. H. Hughes, A. F.
Nichols and Miss Velma Beam.
Interviewed at her office
yesterday, Mrs. Clayton gave
glowing accounts of cooperation
from social and civic organiza
tions. She said full cooperation
had been promised from Rotari
ans, Kiwanians, Woman's club
leaders, Legionaires and other
civic and social organizations.
A special committee to handle
the financial side of the “hospit
ality week” program will be
composed of O. B. Mcßroom, J.
S. Merritt and Mrs. J. H. Hughes;
Details of the plans for enter
tainment during the gala week’s
program are still tentative and
were not available for publica
tion yesterday. The fqllqwing
plan es action, however, was
drafted by the entertainment
1. Residents of Roxboro and
Person County are asked to in
vite guests for the week of Juno
26 - July Ist. ■
2. Hosts and hostessess shall
register with the secretary of
Chamber of Commerce the names
of the guests invited, where they
are from, and whom they are
3. Letters of invitation shall
be sent out from the Hospitality
Committee, inviting them to the
town to participate in the plan
ned program of entertainment.
4. Courtesy cards shall bn
given guests on arrival.
5. Merchants shall be urged,
to decorate windows, carrying
out the theme of hospitality.
6. Slogan needed (Suggestions
7. Banner bearing the words
Hospitality Week” and the date;
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Work To Begin
Work will start on the Agri
cultural and shop building of the
Person County Training school
around June Ist., announced R.
B. Griffin yesterday.
This building «burned to the
ground three months ago. The
cause of the fire was undetermi
Mr. Griffin did not know what
the new building will cost. Local
labor will be used with one
in charge. No contractor will be
The new building will be about,
the size of the old one with a
few minor changes on the in
side. About one month will be
required to finish the work .