IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
PIPE FEEDS TRAPPED MINER
Shenandoah, Pa.—Entombed by
a cave-dii 75 feet underground, a
s. bootleg miner was fed for four
days through a pipe driven down
-a mine shaft by companions. He
b conversed with his rescurers
the pipe and helped di
rect their frantic efforts to free
SEAS DELAY SUB SALVAGE
If Portsmouth, N. H.—The sunken
■AJ. S. submarine Squalus with 26
Klead may not be raised for sever
nal days due to heavy seas off
Kthis port. Divers are attaching
Kbomroressed air hose to the seal-
Kfed forward compartment from
E?hich 33 of her craw of 59 were
Knscued last week.
; || Havana, Cuba —Nearly a thous-
Hkd Jewish refugees from Germ-
H|j»y have been refused admis.
Bpon by Cuban immigration
■priorities in the past fortnight.
of them have come here
ps from Harve, and
irried on to Vera
, the next port of
i Bullock, Person
ainent lumber con
>ek celebrated its
June 1, 1909 by W.
ad the late W. C.
:oncern through the
t its life has render
g service to Person
page in this issue,
, who actively man
at present, expres-
Ltude for faithful
ren it during the
of its service. At
ed to this advertise
iers have had about
ig seasons that they
present time. Good
:en very plentiful
is planted and look
vas worse in Person
tar than it had been
; farmers, generally
an extra plant bed
s very little short
i. A few did go to
ina and haul back
dealers report the
that they have had
1 so called experts
; an increase in the
Dunty from 20 to 30
editions are favor.
lousemen and other
lo not predict high
» weed this year,
ieve that the price
II the crop is good,
here have been no
ts from local ware
t is expected that
irili operate in Rox-
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Members of congress are typical New York World’s fair-goers if
this picture of more than 100 representatives and their families is evi
dence. They held a “special session” in a fair stadium to goggle at
the daredevil demonstrations of Jimmie Lynch and his automobile death
dodgers. The camera wielding congressman at the left is not reporting
for the Congressional Record.
Mrs. A. F. Nichols Authors
Winning Slogan For City
“The Courteous City” Sel
ected As Permanent Phrase
For Boosting Roxboro.
To Mrs. A. F. Nichols, veteran
Roxboro school teacher, goes the
distinction of authoring a per
manent slogan for the city and
a slight honorarium of $5 from
the local Hospitality Week com
mittee for doing the job.
Mrs. Nichol’s suggestion, “The
Courteous City,” was selected
from a field of 39 by members
of the Town Board, called to jud
ge the entries Thursday night.
The new slogan will be used
to keynote activities during the
week of hospitality, as a decor
ation for Hospitality stationery
and later permanent phrase for
boosting the advantages of Rox
boro to the world outside the
Now with the official slogan
selected plans will go forward
with impetus for making the ev
ent successful in every respect.
A large canvas banner announ
cing the coming event will be
stretched across the local main
thoroughfare soon telling one and
all of Roxboro, “the courteous
A drive fer funds to make the
hospitality campaign a success,
it is believed, will be begun, this
week. O. B. Mcßroom is chair
man of the finance committee ap
pointed to handle this end of the
The complete list of suggested
slogans from which the winner
was selected by the Town Board
is as follows:
(1) The Little City With the Big
Hospitality, (2) The City With a
Smile, (3) Roxboro Where Hos
pitality Reigns, (4) Roxboro
Where Hospitality Abounds, (5)
Roxboro Radiates the Sunshine
of Welcome, (6) The Little City
With The Big Welcome, (7) Per
son to Person - Welcome, (8)
Come to Roxboro and be Wel
come; Stay and be Happy, (9)
Roxboro a Hustling Town With
a Friendly Renown, (10) The
City otf Good Neighbors, (11)
Roxboro, a Center of Courtesy,
Kindness and Hospitality, (12)
Roxlboro Where Hospitality
Reigns Supreme, (13) Friendly
Relations by Hospitality, (14)
Congeniality through Hospitality,
(15) Courtesy Pays, (16) The
Pjoneer City of Hospitality, (17)
North Carolina’s Friendly City,
(18) The Town That Shares Its
Hospitality, (19) Where Old
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ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Person County’s public assist
ance bill for May, $3,251.21, was
in line with the usual figures,
according to the monthly report
just released by Mrs. T. C. Wag
staff, county welfare superinten
Old Age assistance, as usual,
received the lion’s share of the
fund, $2,155.00 going to this pur
pose. A total of 242 persons shar
ed in this division.
The aid to dependent children
section was allotted $865 with 69
the number sharing in this fund.
Six persons received aid to the
blind, S9O being allotted to this
purpose. Eighteen received gen
eral relief funds of $53 while
$88.21 was allotted for hospital
zation during the month. Five
people shared in this latter allott
Along The Way
With the Editor
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In reply to this column of last week Ben Davis, Sr. stated that
even though his plow was not worn out he had much rather earn
his living by the sweat of his brow than by the light of the moon.
His garden is located right behind the Times, but he couldn’t have
bsen talking about anyone in this office.
A man came up to Teague Kirby some time ago and said: “The
bank says that I can borrow a hundred dollars if you will endorse
the note.” Teague said: “You go back to the bank and tell the of
ficial that I will lend you the money of the bank will endorse the
Someone said that Earl Bradsher, Jr. liked the girls so much
that he was thinking of giving up his work with the Boy Scouts in
order to take charge of the Girl Scouts. He will probably deny the
part of the charge about taking charge of the Girl Scouts, not the
part about liking the girls.
Puny Allen pays the electricity bill at his house and the story
is now being told around town that he refuses to let Herbert run
an electric fan in his room, says that it runs the bill up and that
Herbert can just sweat it out. He is determined to keep that bill
down regardless of how hot his brother gets.
I saw Norman Kinkead mowing a front yard and Talmadge
Long keeping time and the sun was shining for all it was worth.
Gordon Hunter has issued a challenge to George Cushwa to
meet him at the skating rink and race around it five times, (with
This author made a special trip last week to see Curtis Oakley’s
garden. Curtis lives on Main street and boy what a garden he has.
Potatoes, green peas, lettuce, nice tomato vines, beets and com waist
high. There was not a weed in the garden and that was ample
proof that Curtis had been getting up early in the morning before he
went to the drug store.
On top of all that his front lawn was in perfect shape and the
hedge was trimmed just as it should be. Boy, oh boy, Curtis sure
can turn out the work. He must make A. M. Burns ashamed of the
garden that he had before Curtis took charge of it
Jim Anderson will be added to
the city police force as tempor
ary policeman, according to an
announcement by City Manager
James C. Harris yesterday.
His present appointment is for
one month’s period and he will
act as relief man while regular
members of the force take their
annual vacations. v
Anderson has been in police
work for a number of years, hav
ing been deputy sheriff on the
staff .cf Sheriff M. T. Clayton. He
also served as guard on the Col
lins and Aikman force.
Baptist Women .
To Hold All-Day
There will be an all-day ses
sion of the W. M. U auxiliary of
the Beulah association Tuesday
at Lamberth Memorial church.
This year marks quite a signi
ficant era in the history of this
Missionary Union’s work. For the
first time they are one hundred
percent in organization, twenty,
four churches and 24 societies,
the only union in the state to
win this distinctive honor, and so
far as can be learned, in the
A splendid program has been
planned for the occasion.
the outstanding speakers are":
Mrs. Ira D. Knight, superintend
ent of Greensboro division, Dr.
T. F. Plainfield, home mission
ary to the Italian people of Tam
pa Fla., and Rev. W. F. West, pas
tor of the First Baptist church.
A large delegation from each
church is expected. Each car
load is expected to bring a gen
erous dinner basket for “dinner
on the grounds.”
Visitors are most cordially in
vited to be present. The morn,
ing session begins at 10 o’clock
IT’S A BOY ! !
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George
L. Chambers of Timberlake, a
boy, William Bruce, on May 29,
1939. Mother and son doing nice
Postmaster Race Believed
Narrowed To 3 Applicants
Negro Meets Tragic Death
In Truck Accident Friday
Allensville Road Is Scene
Os Accident Fatal To Ro
Robert Webster, 28-year-old
negro, met a tragic death near
here about 1:30 Friday afternoon
when he lost control of the lum
ber truck he was driving and was
thrown from the moving vehicle.
The accident occurred near the
home of S. T. Slaughter in the
Allensville community. Webster
apparently lost control of the
truck when a spare wheel carried
under the lumber frame fell un
der his wheels. The truck, accord
ing to observers careened across
the side ditch of the road, throw
ing one of the heavy cross-arms
of the lumber truck against the
driver’s chest, crushing it badly.
The impact of the blow and
the lurching of the truck knock
ed the man to the ground where
his head was also badly battered.
He died almost instantly.
His companion, another Negro
who remains unidentified, finally
brought the truck to a stop deep
in the tobacco field of Mr. Slau
ghter. Webster’s body was
brought to a local Negro under
taking establishment sos burial
preparations, it is understood.
Sheriff M. T. Clayton and Cor
oner Dr. A. F. Nichols investigat
ed the fatal accident.
Bill Yancey, local garage man,
was slightly injured Thursday
evening when he was hit by a
hit-and-run driver in front of the
Bums home oh Main street.
Yancey had just alighted from
his car when he saw the car
headed for him. Jumping back
upon the running board he was
still unable to escape being hit.
His injuries however were slight
beyond a general bruising and
soreness. ‘ f L
The car continued on his way
at high speed. An attempt to fol
low the car in an effort to learn
the identity of the driver or the
license number was made by
Mack Saunders, who resides next
door to the Burns home, but of
“A cheerful look makes a dish
That last month was one of the
wettest Mays in recent years
was the general belief around the
City this week with one of the
hardest rainfalls of the month
falling last Tuesday afternoon ac
companied by strong winds.
Rainfall of the month, accord
ing to Engineer C. M. Abbitt at
the City reservoir, was 5.09
The section got a taste of both
winter and summer during the
month. On May 2, there was
snow and the temperature drop
ped to approximately 32 degrees
and on May 24 went up to a sum
mer temperature in the 90’s. The
general average was considerably
higher than the previous month,
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1939
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Here’s a new picture of Con
gressman Lon Folger, who soon
will be called upon to recommed
one of the three successful civil
service applicants to the Presi
dent for the local postmaster va
cancy. An announcement is ex
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 2 o’clock in
Reidsville for Hugh Foushee of
Norfolk, Va., a former resident
of this county.
Mr. Foushee, most of whose re
latives reside here and through
out the county, dropped dead
suddenly Thursday afternoon
while playing golf on the Nor
folk course. A heart attack was
believed the cause of his death.
Surviving in addition to his
wife, Mrs. Gussie Trotter Fou
shee, who is the sister of Mrs.
Mary Trotter Long of this city,
are the following brothers and
sisters: George Foushee of Hur
dle Mills, Bob Foushee of Pros
pect Hill, J. H. Foushee, Mrs. A.
P. Clayton and Mrs. Susie Till
man of Roxboro, Mrs. Ed Wrenn
of Hurdle Mills and Mrs. Walter
Jacobs of Reidsville. Also surviv
ing are two half sisters, Mrs. O.
B. Mcßroom and Mrs. R. A. Jack
son and one half bnother, James
R. Foushee, all of Roxboro.
What hurts business hurts ev
May, the month of tobacco
plantings and farm work, had 20
clear days, eight partly cloudy
days and three cloudy days and
three cloudy days, according to
the weather reports.
ILL IN WELDON
Mr. Coy E. Day was called to
Weldon yesterday on account of
the illness of his wife, who has
been spending some time there
with her parents while recover
ing from an appendectomy. Her
condition could not ibe learned
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIME*
Number of Applicants Re
ceive Rejection Letters;
Three Believed Favorable.
A large number of applicants
for the position of postmaster at
Roxboro have received letters
from the Civil Service Commis
sion at Washington stating that
their application for this position
had been rejected for one reason
The names of all who have re
ceived the rejection letters could
not be learned yesterday, but the
report was current around Rox
boro that three had received fa
vorable answers in regard to
Letters were received by all
applicants Friday. It is under
stood that the three applicants
who are still in the race have
been graded No. 1, No. 2 and No.
Final selection of a postmaster
will probably be made within 30
days or at least before Congress
Applicants for this position
were K. L. Street, now acting
postmaster, C. L. Brooks, C. O.
Crowell, L. M. Carlton, C. C.
Winstead, W. R. Cates, J. I.
Brooks, J. W. Chambers, E. G.
Long, Sr., Dr. O. G. Davis, R. H.
Shelton, W. S. Sledge and Bruce
Troop 49 had its regular meet
ing at the Community House
Scoutmaster Dr. Robert Long
brought two Black Widow spiders
to show the boys.
The troop was glad to accept
Alfred Watson as a new mem
M. J. Carver, former Roxboro
resident, but now of Rougemont,
has opened a lumber company
there under the name of Cwwer
Lumber company. ‘ —- ;
The firm handles all kinds cf
rough and dressed lumber and
Mr. Carver stated that he was
prepared to make deliveries any
He invites the people of this
county to visit his plant either
to look it over or for the pur
pose of buying any kind of lum
Mr. Carver is well remembered
by many people in this secticn.
While he lived in Roxboro he
was associated with Wade Gro
Jennings Bawling of Rouge
mont, has been promoted by his
company, Liggett and Myers To
bacco Co., to the position of
Mr. Bowling is well remember
ed in Roxboro where he worked
on the market for several years
as bookkeeper for his empany.
During the ooming season he
will buy at Fair Bluff, N. C. and
later at Petersburg, Va.
It is estimated that the total of
new residential building in the
nation will be up about 82 per
cent this year. ;• ' :