BP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME Z PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY ft THURSDAY
Washington, D. C.—A sudden
and so-far unexplained collapse
of the economy bloc in Congress
is expected to precede the an
nouncement that the New Deal
will dump another $2,000,000,000
in pump-priming industry. Thus
far, the only big outlay to meet
daughter at the hands of the eco
nomically inclined members was
the Florida Ship Canal, which
would have cost upwards of
$300,000,000 for a canal across
Florida connecting the Atlantic
with the Gulf.
THIS IS THRIFT WEEK
Washington, D. C.—Republi
cans launched “Thrift Week”
with a radio assault by Senator
Vandenberg of Michigan, pos
sible G. O. P. presidential con
tender in 1940, on the spending
program of the Administration.
VOur Santa Claus spenders.” said
he, in analysing the dangers of
t public debt of $40,000,000,000,
‘‘are pushing us too close to bank
ruptcy for safety or comfort. It
' " is the folly of the ages.”
IN KENTUCKY 1
Harlan, Ky.—Department of
Justice agents are investigating
conditions in the local fields,
where 25 of the county’s 43 soft
coal mines are being operated
under the protection of the Nati
onal Guard, in defiance of John
L. Lewis’s edict that no coal can
be mined in the U. S. except
under contract with his CIO un
■ ion. Harlan County operators,
with one or two exceptions, have
refused to treat with Lewis’s
For First Kiwanis
Plans are now complete for
the first Kiwanis sponsored
tonsil clinic for under privileged
- negro children to be held Wed
nesday at the Person County
'Training school, it was announc
ed by officials yesterday.
Dp. A. L. Allen, local health
officer, following complete physi
cal examinations Friday selected
32 to make up the first group.
Rev. M. W. Lawrence will act
aa general head of the Wednes
day clinic while Kiwanian Jack
Strum will serve as bursar. Local
Doctors, Beam, Hedgepeth, Allen
and Bryce will probably be an
hand to aid in any way possible.
Operations will be performed
by Dr. B. W. Fassett of Durham.
A small fee will be charged
where the parents are able to
- pay, otherwise the operations
f: will be free.
E. L. Harris, who was serious
ly injured when his car overturn
ed several months ago, is able to
be up and around the house and
seems to be improving rapidly.
He hopes to be able to return to
his business here soon.
A North Carolinian—John W.
Hanes _ |« undersecretary of the
fey; * ♦ •
Roxboro, The Hospitality Center Os The World - - Why Not ?
P. O. To Close
The local Post ofice will be
closed Tuesday, May 30, in ob
servance of Memorial Day, it was
announced yesterday by Post
master K. L. Street. Patrons are
asked to remember this change
in order that they may not be
MRS MINNIE RILEY,
70, DIES; FINAL
Aged Roxboro Woman Suc
cumbs Yesterday Alter
Mrs. Minnie Riley, 70, promin
ent Roxboro woman, succumbed
yesterday morning at 11:30 o’
clock following an illness of a
bout eight months.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 4 o’clock at
Rock Grove church. Interment
will follow in the Allensville
church cemetery. Officiating min
isters will be Rev. W. F. West,
Rev. T. H. Hamilton and Rev.
J. B. Currin.
Mrs. Riley had been seriously
ill for the past few weeks, hav
ing been confined to her bed for
about eight months. Her death
was not unexpected.
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. Ed. Ashley, Mrs. Charles
Wade, Miss Mary Riley of Rox
boro and Mrs. J. J. Howard of
Washington, D. C., one son, O. B.
Riley and one brother, W. J.
Buchanan. Also surviving are
eight grandchildren, Dorothy Lee
and Basil Riley, Charles, Riley,
Clyde and Mary Lee Wade, and
Rosser Lee and Jean Buchanan
Active pall beareres will be
Byrd Van Hook, Dolian Long, C.
C. Garrett, Sr., W. J. Yarborough,
A. C. Walker and Nelson Moore.
Honorary pall bearers will be
Dr. A. F. Nichols, Dr. G. W. Gen
try, W. H. Adair, Hugh Woods,
Frank Howard, M. T. Clayton,
Robert Burns, J. D. Mangum,
Harry Raiff. Robert Dickerson,
J. W. Chambers, T. B. Woody, W.
K. Moore, W. C. Bullock, S. T.
Slaughter, D. B. Yarborough,
M. O. Yarborough, B. G. Crump
ton, James C. Harris, Arthur Rim
mer, Curtis Oakley, E. E. Tho
mas, W. H. Merritt, Lawrence
Hall, J. S. Walker, M. U. Daniel,
(Continued On Back Page)
Along The Way
With the Editor
This was a real treat. The writer of this news stepped out of hte
place of business into the back yard one day last week. Ben Davis
has a garden out there and there he was pushing a hand plow for
all he was worth. Sweat, plain sweat, was popping out all around
as Ben pushed the plow. He was trying his best to get his garden
in good shape so that he could have a few vegetables; Your writer
did not stay around long enough to see whether the “monkey” fin
ally got the best of Ben, but the plow was not worn out when it
was inspected the next day.
R. D. Bumpass has a cow for sale. Last week he sold a mule.
“R. D.” says that the cow is in good shape an<j that she is well worth
the money that he is asking. Same cow will give Grade A milk if
placed under the proper conditions, we don’t know much about the
mule that he sold except that it had not been used much if R. D.
has been the sole owner.
Bill Minor is saving his money to go to the World’s Fair. This
plan will be fine if Bill doesn’t finally fall bade on his baby’s bank
and clean that out for the fair trip. It is understood that his baby
has a nice amount in the bank and doesn’t know how to check it.
Arthur Long and Robert “Did You Ever”. Dickerson went to
the New York Fair a week or so ago. One man wanted to bet that
the two did not even sleep in a hotel while they were gone. Said
that Arthur went .to the jails, told he men in charge that he was
the Rdxboro jailer and that he and “Did You Ever” wanted a nice
cell with bath. Os course that wasn’t true, but the man wanted to
bet that it was.
It was also said that they got lost in New Yprk and stayed lost
the greater part of the time that they were, there. They did get to
the fair grounds and had a big eiroe even if they were just two
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Zog - King Without a Country
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King Zog, deposed king of Albania, is sliown with Queen Geraldine,
right, aa the pair dined recently in an Istanbul, Turkey, King
Bog arrived there from Larissa, Greece, receiving permission from the
Turkish government to dwell in Istanbul so long as he refmlnofrom po
litical activity. At the left is Princess Maxhide, sister of King Zog.
Tobacco Crop Is Believed
90 Percent Planted Here
Yesterday was Poppy Day.
Ladies and children represent
ing the American Legion Auxi
liary headed by Mrs. R. H. Shel
ton caught everyone on the
streets of Roxboro yesterday and
the poppy on dress or coat lapel
became the universal decoration.
Contributions as usual will be
used for needy veterans and their
As usual a miniature “Flanders
Field” at the base of the statue
on the Courthouse square re
minded all of the significance of
The sale of poppies had been
previously approved in a formal
proclamation by Roxboro’s May
or S. F. Nicks, Jr.
Miss Ola Woody is a patient at
Gentry - Williams hospital for
observation and treatment. Her
condition was described as “im
Blue Mold Responsible For
Later Planting than Last
Person County farmers are re
ported to be ninety
through planting their tobacco
crop for this year and the plants
are looking good in the field.
Blue mold caused the crop to
be planted much later this year
than last year. Many plant beds
were loaded with the disease and
in a few cases farmers left the
country and went down east for
a few loads of plants.
Fertilizer dealers state that
they have had a large increase
in sales this year. That means
that the farmers planted a larger
crop than last year or intended
to plant a larger one. It is impos
sible to tell this early in the sea
son whether Person County will
produce a larger crop.
Reports have been circulating
around Roxboro this week that
the Old Belt will open at the
same time that the Middle Belt
opens. At the present this is only
a rumor, but definite informa
tion may be expected next month.
Tobacconists state that if this
market could open with the Mid
dle Belt markets it would mean
that Roxboro would sell approxi
mately 1,000,000 more pounds of
tobacco than otherwise.
Neal’s Skating Rink, a new en
terprise for Roxboro, will for
merly open for business in the
Winstead warehouse Tuesday af
A new hardwood floor has been
laid and everything is in readi
ness for the opening. Skates will
be furnished by the management
and all equipment is up-to-date
and modem in every respect.
Skating will be done in two
hour periods, these being from
4 to 6 in the afternoons and from
7 to 9 and from 9 to 11 o’clock
It has been many years since
this form of entertainment has
been available in Roxboro and
more than average interest, it is
believed, will be evidenced in the
Hundreds Os The Mach
ines Have Invaded County
Since Last Legislature.
The hundreds of “free game”
slot machines which were scat
tered over Person County during
the past few months were de
clared illegal in a ruling by At
torney General Harry McMullan
The 1939 revenue act provided
for legalization of “amusement
slot machines” after June 1.
Enforcement of the law here
it is believed, will be left up to
The ruling was requested by
Revenue Commissioner A. J.
Maxwell, who said last week that
thousands of slot machines
being operated illegally in the
State and that many of them
would be illegal after June 1.
Commissioner Maxwell wrote
the Attorney General that it was
“apparent” that machines being
distributed through the State
were “of the tytpe that indicates
by some device on each machine
that the player upon making
certain scores or combinations of
symbols becomes entitled to one
or more free games. ’’
McMullan ruled that the Flan
agan Act of 1937 outlawing slot
machines was still in effect and
bans any machines on which
verying scores or certain combi
nations of symbols cause a “pay
off” in coins, tokens, slugs, re
wards or other things of value
which might be used in further
operation of the machines.
The word “vend” was inter
preted to mean the same as
“give” and “allow.”
Machines giving varying scores
and tallies or combinations of
symbols are authorized under the
1939 revenue Act if they “do not
cause such machine or device to
vend automatically any slug, pre
mium, prize, coupon, reward, re
fund or rebate, or other things
of value, which might be used
in the further operation of such
device, or which no cash value is
The street force under the sup
ervision of Superintendent I. O.
Abbitt has just completed a 1,500
feet sewer project on Barnett
Ave., according to an announce
The new sewer was made pos
sible partly by W. P. A. funds
and partly by local.
The magnetic telegraph was
first used successfully in 1832.
Speed Limit Os 30 Miles Per
Hour Fixed For New Stretch
A speed limit of 30 miles per
hour on the Roxboro - Durham
highway through the new Brag
town section of the highway has
been set by the state highway
commission because o's the heavy
•pedestrian traffic there and this
limit will be strictly enforced,
an announcement from the state
highway patrol said recently.
Since this new stretch of the
road has been completed, motor
ists have been making a speed
way out of it.
Although the state law fixes the
limit on thehighway to 60 miles
an hour, the highway commis
sion has authority to lower this
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 1939
3 Plans To Retard
Weed Sale Proposed
FREE TICKETS }
O. T. Kirby, Manager of the
Palace theatre, gave all children
who sold poppies yesterday a free
ticket to the theatre for Saturday
Twenty-five children had help
ed in the drive and a successful
campaign was reported.
Razing Os Old
Razing of the old Allensville
school has been completed, ac
cording to information from the
County School Superintendent’s
The wrecking crew under the
supervision of H. B. Gentry be
gan the work of tearing down the
antiquated wooden structure
iMay 3 and the york was com
pleted yesterday. The old build
ing has been replaced by a mod
em new school structure which
was completed earlier this month.
Complete inside renovations on
additional brick building adjac
ent to the new one are going on
and this building which will be
used as the high school will be
in first-class shape within a
Renovations are also going on
in several other schools in the
county, it is understood.
Mrs. A1 Rowland
In Car Overturning
On Durham Road
Mrs. A1 Rowland was only
slightly injured and bruised
Friday afternoon when the car
in which she was riding with two
children overturned on the curve
just this side of Barton’s Mill.
The Rowland car was coming
toward Roxboro and began skid
ding when a front wheel came
in contact with the center black
line, which was wet.
The car, a 1937 Chevrolet
coach, was damaged consider
ably and was brought to the city
by Tillman and Zimmerman, lo
While Mrs. Rowland’s cuts and
bruises were only of a minor na
ture, neither of the children were
hurt beyond a general shaking
The accident occurred about 2
limit where there is a larger
number of pedestrians along the
road. A 60-mile speed is believed
entirely too fast in Bragtown,
where children are going to
school and other persons are con
tinually crossing the highway.
Highway signs calling atten
tion to the 30-mile limit have
been put up and motorists will be
required to abide by the lower
limit, the highway officer said.
Drivers will be given a few days
in which to become familiar with
the new limit and during that
time will only be warned, but
those who persist in neglecting
the signs will be . arrested, he
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TlM^|
Either, If Adopted, It Is Be
lieved, Would Be Beneficial ,
To Small Markets.
Three plans for slowing up to
bacco sales during next year’s sel
ling season will be presented for
consideration next month at the
annual meeting of the United
States Tobacco association at
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Either plan, it is believed would
be beneficial to small markets
since slowing slowing up of sales
would give more even distirbu
The following account from the
Southern Tobacco Journal ex
plains the three plans fully. i
“Projected for presentation to
the annual convention of the To
bacco Association of the United
States, at White Sulphur
W. Va., late in June, are three
plans designed to change the
marketing of flue-cured tobacco
this season. Any one of the three;
if adopted, would retard sales
and prolong the selling season,
“W. P. Hedrick, tobacco mar
keting specialist of the North.
Carolina department of agricul
ture, suggests that “adoption of
any one of the proposed plans
will probably be beneficial to
both manufacturer and farmer;
particularly if the marketing sea
son is extended to give the farm
er sufficient time to sort proper
ly and to prepare his tobacco for
“The three plans, in brief, are:
“Plan 1. Sales would be con
ducted on warehouse floors only
four days each week, shortening
the selling period by one day
“Plan 2. Each set of buyers
would be allowed to buy only
200,000 pounds of tobacco on each
sales day under the present five
day sales week.
“Plan 3. Sales would be limited
to five hours each day of the five
day sales week.
“Should the four-day sales
week be adopted, it is expected
that Fridays and Saturdays would
not be counted the same as Sat
urdays are now, provided the
sales schedule would remain equi
(Continued On Back Page)
Local Tobacco i
Board of Trade
The Roxboro Tobacco Board
of Trade held its annual meeting
in the office of the Hyco Ware
house Thursday night and dis
cussed plans for the coming year.
A lengthly discussion was held
by the tobacco men on ways and
means of improving the local
market. Also Coming in for it*
share of discussion were the re
cent proposal for shortening the
selling day which is expected to
be threshed out at the annual
meeting of the Tobacco Associa
tion next month. No official act
ion was taken by the board at.
Those present wer George
Walker, Sr., W. R. Jones, R. L.
Hester, T. T. Mitchell, W. H. Har
ris, n, Logan Umstead, London
Harvey and S. B. Winstead
IT’S A BOY! »
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Burch, JT.
announce the birth of a boy, bom
yesterday morning. Both mother
and ton doing well. ' 7