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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY ft THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1939 NUMBER FORTY-SIX
"Hospitality Week” Slogan
Deadline Passes; Features
Os Program Are Arranged
Official Invitations To Be
Mailed Soon; Jack Ward
With last night at midnight as
the deadline for submitting slo
gans for a Hospitality Week and
permanent Roxboro slogan, com
missioners are expected to meet
as soon as possible and announce
Suggestions have poured into
the office of Secretary Melvin
Burke of the Chamber of Com
merce and considerable rivalry
has been evidenced, by those seek
ing to win the honor of author
ing a permanent slogan for the
city as well as the $5 cash prize
offered to the winner.
Invitations to guests for the
Hospitality Week have also con
tinued to come into the Festival’s
headquarters in the Chamber of
Commerce office and these are
expected to be mailed out formal
ly by hospitality week officials
within a few days.
Already definite plans for the
week’s entertainment are begin
ning to take shape. The Kiwanis
Club, responsible for the Friday
night dance, the climax of the
week’s entertainment have se
cured Jack Wardlaw and
his orchestra prominent for
mer University of North Caro
lina band, and this fine organiza
tion is expected to be on hand
for this gala occasion. It is
probable that the High School
gym will be the scene of this ev
ent although it is understood an
attempt will be made to secure
the recently constructed skating
Monday night the special Hos
pitality Week committee of the
local legion post composed of Dr.
B. A. Thaxton, Frank Whitfield,
W. C. Parker, Robert Whitfield,
Dr. O. G. Davis, K. L. Long, Flet
cher Carver, R. L. Perkins and R.
H. Shelton met and worked out
tentative plans for the Legion’s
part of the entertainment.
Among plans under considera
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Titus To Supervise
Construction of a building to
replace the recently burned agri
cultural building at Person Coun
ty Training school will begin
Monday with Glenn Titus of the
Industrial Arts department of the
local high school in charge, ac
to Superintendent R. B.
Other improvements are also
v being made at the local high
school and other buildings
throughout the county.
Chance Os Hail
Watch out for hail. Every hot
summer day brings the chance of
hail. Your tobacco crop is now
planted and you would hate to
. see it destroyed by five minutes
| of hail.
' Take no chances with this
f ', year’s crop. Let us insure your
tobacco today. We will pay off
when the tobacco companies
See US today—lt may hail any
Knight’s Insurance Agency
Corner Hotel Roxboro Bldg.
■Roxboro, The Hospitality Center Os The World - - Why Not ?
For World’s Fair
Seven Person County scouts
joined others from Cherokee
Council yesterday afternoon in
Reidsville and departed for the
New York World’s Fair at 6:57
The chosen seVen were Nor
fleet Umstead, Buddy Thomas,
Bill Kane, George Cushwa and
Billy Garrett of Troop 32, Elmo
Mitchell of Troop 49 and Beverly
Bullock of Troop 4.
In prospect for the boys afe a
10-day visit to the fair, where
they will camp within the
grounds, render services of var
ious natures, put on demonstra
tions and act as messenger boys.
Scheduled to see the British
King and Queen on June 10, they
will leave for home on the night
of the same day. The last two
days of the trip will be spent in
seeing New York, Coney Island
and other places of interest out
side of the fair.
Thirty-two scouts are attend
ing from this council.
The first typhoid vaccination
schedule for this county which
begins tomorrow includes the
following itinerary, according to
Dr. A. L. Allen this morning.'
This schedule will be followed
on June 2,9, 16 and 23rd. Other
schedules for other parts of the
county will be made up following
completion of this one. The vac
cine is available at the health of
fice here on Wednesday after
noons and Saturday mornings
Following is the first schedule:
Haywood’s Place - 9:30.
Dixon’s Store - 10:00.
S. P. Gentry’s Store - 11:30.
Mitchell’s Store (Wodsdale) -
Talmadge Duncan’s Store - 1:30.
Guy Clayton’s Store - 8:30.
Flem Long’s Store - 3:30.
What is shown by example,
men think they may justly do.
Spot News Os The Day
The Philathea Class of the
First Baptist church will hold its
regular class meeting at the
home of Mrs. Mollie Barrett
Thursday night June 8 instead of
Charles Ball is a patient at the
University informary in Ohapel
Hill, it was learned today. No re
port on his condition could be
H. C. Gaddy, newly elected
supervising principal of the city
school system will arrive in the
city for a two-day business visit
next Wednesday, it was learned
Mrs. O. H. Winstead, above, and
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Newman, right,
are proprietors of Roxboro’s new
est florist’s shop. Their formal
opening was held last Friday,
Officers To Clamp Down On
Violators Os Sanitary Acts
Local police are still on the
lookout for the negro who made
off with the car belonging to H.
C. Steel, service manager of Tar
Heel Chevrolet company, early
last night using gas stolen from
Earl Stewart’s service station.
Steel’s car, a 1936 Chevrolet
town sedan, was stolen from its
parking place in front of the lo
cal Chevrolet concern, around
dusk. Later a negro in an auto
mobile answering the same des
cription received five gallons of
gas from the Stewart service sta
tion and while Mr. Stewart went
inside for a pack of cigarettes he
had ordered, the culprit drove off
in the direction of Roxboro.
Local police believe he headed
for Virginia. The theft announce
ment and description of the car
was put out over the radio a
round 9 o’clock last night and
Chief S. A. Oliver, Patrolman
W. A. Baxter and other local of
ficers scoured the surrounding
countryside until midnight but
no other clue to the whereabouts
of car or negro could be learned.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Swartz left
yesterday for Richmond, where
they are taking their young son,
Don, for an operation on his foot.
The youngster entered the hospi
tal there today.
yesterday. His mission will be to
become more fully acquainted
with the local school program for
the coming year.
The State highway commission
will begin repaving Main street
tomorrow, according to informa
tion reaching City Manager Ja
mes C. Harris this week. Main
street will receive a complete
new surface from Rock Inn Ser
vice Station on the south end to
the Episcopal church on the north
Messrs. Odis Day, Maxwell
Cheek, John Day, and Clyde
Murphy and Vidtor Cozart of
Greenville spent Sunday in Lit
New Garbage Containers
Arrive; Ordinances To Be
With the arrival of new gar
bage cans for local business
streets, city officials yesterday
began a drive to clamp down on
promiscuous “dirtying” of streets
throughout the city.
“Offenders will be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law,”
City Manager James C. Harris
said yesterday and police officers
have been instructed hr arrest all
violators of the “cleanliness or
dinances” of the town of Rox
The ordinance, which will be
strictly enforced in the future
and which all local citizens are
warned to observe read as fol
“Any person or persons resid
ing or doing business on any of
the principal streets, who shall
deposit on any of the aforesaid
streets or sidewalks of the said
streets any sweepings from any
store or dwellings or places of
business, or any paper, hair, slop,
or washings of any kind, water
melon rinds, fruit, parings, any
vegetable matter, or garbage of
any kind, shall, upon conviction,
pay a fine of five dollars.
“It shall be unlawful for any
person to throw or place any ban
ana, orange, or other fruit peel
ing upon any paved, stone, brick
or concrete sidewalk, within the
town of Roxboro. Any person
who shall wilfully or negligently
violate the provisions of this sec
tion, shall be fined five dollars.”
tle Washington, Bay View, Kins
ten and other points of interest
in the eastern part cf the state.
Squire J. T. Newton, remov
ed to his home on Court street
from the local hospital early this
week, continues to improve. He
was able to be caried to the table
for dinner yesterday and seems to
be improving rapidly.
Person County is again leading
in registration for camp. To date,
they have already asked for 50
reservations. Early single troop
in the district has picked a week
in which to attend. Practically
every Scoutmaster plans to at
tend with his troop.
Hoey Names Claude T. Hall
To State Agricultural Board
In Smooth Manner
The first Kiwanis sponsored
tonsil clinic for underprivileged
negro children was run off with
clock-like precision at the Person
County Training school yester
Twenty-four children under
went the knife of Dr. B. W. Fas
sett, Durham surgeon, and all to
day are reported to be recover
Yesterday’s clinic is first of a
series which will be held at fre
quent intervals during the sum
mer by the local civic club. Pre
clinic examinations of those ex
pecting to be served by the next
clinic will be held at the local
health office next Tuesday at
which time those for the next
clinic will be selected. A thorough
physical examination is given
each candidate before acceptance
for the clinic.
Assisting with yesterday’s cli
nic were Dr. H. M. Beam of the
Kiwanis club’s underprivileged
children’s committee, Dr. A. L.
Allen, local health officer and Dr.
A. F. Nichols. Jack Strum acted
as bursar for the clinic while R.
H. Shelton was responsible for se
curing cots for the patients.
Set For Friday
A tonsil clinic has been an
nounced at Gentry Williams hos
pital for tomorrow, June 2, by of
ficials of the institution.
Dr. McPherson of Durham will
do the operating and as many as
ten patients can be taken at any
clinic. A fee of $17.50 for child
ren under 12 years of age includ
es everything, while $24.50 is the
charge for adults.
Plans at present call for similar
clinics to be held every other
week at the local hospital.
Durham Man Addresses
Council Os Social Agencies
With Preson P. Phillips, chair
man of the program committee
of the Durham Council, as prin
cipal speaker, Person county’s
newly organized Council of Soc
ial Agencies held its first regular
meeting yesterday noon at Hotel
Composed of appointed repre
sentives of all religious, frater
nal, civic and charitable organi
zations in the county, approxim
ately forty members were on
hand for the first meeting, pre
sided over by Rev. M. W. Law
rence, recently elected president
of the organization.
Phillips was introduced by W.
E. Stanley, president of the Dur
ham council and welfare depart
ment superintendent of Durham
county, who briefly discussed the
problems of organizing his own
The speaker, Mr. Phillips, out
lined the aims and specific work
of the Durham council and sug
gested that many of these might
be applicable to the local group.
He used as his subject, “The Or
Claude T. Hall, who will be
given the oath of office as a
member of the North Carolina
State Board of Agriculture at the
next meeting of the Board. He is
one of the State’s well-known
Wins In District
Clyde Sullivan, Bethel Hill
Future Farmer, won first place
in the Piedmont District at a pub
lic speaking contest held at North
Carolina State College Tuesday.
He spoke on “The Soil as a
National Problem.” He will rep
resent this district in the state
public speaking contest to be held
in Raleigh on July 13 to deter
mine the member to represent
North Carolina in the regional
Sullivan is a 1939 graduate of
Bethel Hill High School. Dur
ing his four years in high school
he took an active part' in the Y. T.
H. F. work and debating. He was
a member of the debating team
for thre years and vice-president
of the F. F. A. chapter the past
ganization and Work of a Council
of Social Agencies.”
Also present at yesterday’s
meeting were Col. W. A. Blair,
Chairman of the State Board of
Welfare, and Nathan H. Yelton,
director of Public Assistance in
North Carolina. Col. Blair spoke
briefly on the progress which has
been made in North Carolina a
long social lines in the past 50
Officers of the local council in
addition to Lawrence are Miss
Lake Allen, vice-president and J
S. Walker, secretary and treasur
K. D. Ferguson of Goldsboro
has been named local representa
tive of the Farm Bureau Mutual
Insurance company of Columbus,
Ohio by Harry Davis, the com
pany’s general agent.
Mr. Ferguson is residing in the
home of Mrs. Ruth Stephens and
has secured office space at the
Farmer’s Mutual Exchange.
THE TIMES IS PERSONS!
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER »
Person County’s Outstand
ing Farm Leader Honored
Claude T. Hall of Roxboro, 49-
year-old state farm leader and
chairman of the North Carolina
Tobacco Growers Advisory Com
mittee, will take oath of office as
new member of the State Board
of Agriculture W. Kerr Scott an
He was appointed by Governor
Clyde R. Hoey last week to suc
ceed T. G. Currin of Oxford.
A life-long farmer, Mr. Hall
cultivates 1,000 acres qf land of
his 3,400-aere farm in Person
county where he was bom May
13, 1890. His work as chairman of
the Tobacco Growers Advisory
Committee has brought him re
cognition throughout the tobacco
growing areas and resulted in his
selection by the Roxboro Kiwanis
Club as Person county’s outstand-'
ing citizen in “agricultural and
community service” in 1937.
He has been president of the
Graham Production Credit As
sociation which serves Person,
Durham, Orange, Chatham, Rock
ingham, Guilford, and Randolph
counties, since its organization
five years ago and is also chair
man of the Person County Soil
In addition to his farm activi
ties, Mr. Hall is a member of the
Roxboro Rotary Club of which
he is vice-president and the Rox
boro Chamber of Commerce. He
is also a member of the Farm
Bureau executive committee.
Conceiving the idea of a To
bacco Advisory Committee for
North Carolina’s No. 1 cash crop
six years ago, the new appointee
to the Board of Agriculture
has been active in promoting
growers’ interests since that time.
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Poppy Day Sale
Grossed In Drive
Poppy Day sales last Saturday
brought approximately $75 into
the coffers of the disabled veter
ans and child welfare fund of the
local Legion, according to Mrs.
R. H. Shelton, president of the
Ladies Auxiliary, sponsors of the
Miss Bobbie Ann Hall, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hall,
won first prize among the girls
for selling most poppies and
Charles Haris, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Harris received a sim
ilar award for the boys. Second,
third and fourth places went to
Misses Evelyn Ann Garrett, Lelia
Dale Monk and Sybil Wrenn, for
the girls, with second place for
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We have been instructed that
the company will handle FHA
loans for as low as $2,500. If Con
gress amends the FHA law, as
now proposed, the mortgage in
surance premium on loans on new
construction which is now 1-4
per cent under certain circum
stances will be increased to 1-2
per cent on July Ist. If you are
figuring on building, it will pay
to make application at once.
Do not forget to take out your
hail insurance with us.
Knight’s Ins. Agency.