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' VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1939 NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN
AAA Offers Person
Can Be Earned By Comply
ing With Acreage Allot,
meats, Soil Building Prac
Farmers of Person county can
earn $158,706 in Agricultural
Conservation payments under
the 1939 Triple-A Farm Program,
it was announced by E. Y. Floyd,
AAA executive officer of State
College. Last year they earned
$107,964 by complying with ac
reage allotments and carrying
out soil building practices.
Floyd said that farmers who
expect to qualify for payments
in this year’s program should
sign an individual farm plan be
fore June 15, if this has not al
ready been done. To determine
whether this requirement has
been met, a producer should
check his records to see if he has
a copy of the Farm Plan. Floyd
stated County Farm Agents and
local AAA committeemen are
prepared to assist every farmer
in understanding his soil-deplet
ing acreage allotments, in work
ing out a goal for soil-building
practices, and in otherwise
earning his maximum payment.
In addition to the payments for
carrying out soil building practi
ces and complying with soil de
pleting acreage allotments, a Cot
ton Price Adjustment payment
is available in counties where cot.
ton is grown.
This county’s maximum Cotton
Price Adjustment payment for
1939 is $4.
Floyd said that two soil build
ing practices being encouraged
this year are the application of
triple-superphosphate and ground
limestone. Payments may be
earned for applying phosphate
in connection with the seeding
of perennial or biennial legumes,
perennial grasses, annual rye
grass, winter legumes, lespedeza,
crotalaria, or permanent pasture
(except in connection with soil
depleting crops). Limestone
can be applied to any crop ex
cept the application of less than
1,000 pounds per acre on pea
nuts, flue-cured tobacco, and
commercial vegetables will not
The Triple-A is making triple
superphosphate and ground lime
stone available in all counties as
grants-of-aid; that is, the mater
ial is being furnished now with
the cost to be deducted from soil
building payments next year.
County farm agents are prepar
ed to help all farmers obtain the
phosphate and lime as grants-of
Jake Bradsher of Milton, son
of a father by the same name
who is a well known former resi
dent of this city, was graduated
from Lees-Mcßae college, Banner
Elk, Mionday with high honors.
He was salutatorian of his class
and received the fidelity medal,
given to the student voted best
i all-around and most loyal. He
was also awarded the Bible me
dal for his grades and progress
in the Bible department.
While at Lees-Mcßae, young
Bradsher has been president of
the Young Peoples’ Christian as
sociation, president of the fresh
man class, a member of Phi Theta
Kappa, scholarship fraternity,
and of the student council
With large delegations from all
churches present, members of the
W. M. U. auxiliary of the Beulah
association met in all-day ses
sion at Lamberth Memorial
Headlining the program were
Rev. W. F. West, local minister,
Dr. J. F. Plainfield, home mis
sionary to the Italian people, of
Tampla, Fla. and Mrs. Ira D.
Knight, superintendent of the
Other ministers on the pro
gram included Rev. L. V. Cog
gins, Rev. A. F. Yarborough and
Rev. N. J. Todd. Presenting re
ports and participating in devo
tional parts of the program were
Mrs. Kelly Brewer, Miss Beryl
Barton, Miss Njna Rogers, Mrs.
R. L. Wilburn, Mrs. Paul Wor
rell, Mrs. Morrell, Mrs. Goodson
and Miss Kersey. Musical num
bers were presented by Clyde
Sullivan while a playlet was giv
en by Mrs. W. F. West’s R. A.’s.
This year, it was pointed out
Tuesday, marks a significant era
in the history of this Missionary
Union’s work. For the first time
they are 100 percent in organia
tion, there being 24 churches in
the association and 24 societies.
This is believed to be the only
union in the South to win this
Aged Woman Succumbs
Tuesday Morning At Home
Funeral services for Mrs. W.
J. Pettigrew, 77, were held yes
terday afternoon at the First Bap
tist church, with the pastor, Rev.
W. F. West, the officiating minis
Interment was made in Burch
wood cemetery immediately fol
lowing the final rites.
Mrs. Pettigrew had been in
failing health for the past few
years but had been able to be
about the house until about a
month ago. Her condition had
been critical only for the past
several days, death coming about
1:15 Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Pettigrew was a member
of the First Baptist church here
for many years and was well
known throughout the entire
She is survived by one daugh
ter, Mrs. G. W. Walker, of this
city, and one sister, Mrs. Rosa
Cheek, of Oklahoma City, Okla..
two half-sisters, Mrs. Eugenia
Hassell and Mrs. Ben Sellars,
both of Burlington, N. C.
Pall bearers were as follows:
Messers: Lin wood Carver, Car
roll Carver, Donald Carver, Wal
lace Woods, James C. Harris, and
Floral bearers were: Mesdames
G. B. Masten, T. B. Woody, Tal
madge Long, Harry Raiff, Hay
wood Simpson, H. M. Beam, De
wey Bradsher, W. D. Brandon,
L. D. Puckett, G. W. Pulliam, A.
F. James, W. T. Daniel, Beulah
Farley, R. D. Mitchell, R. M.
Spencer, Mollie Barrett, W. A.
Wilkins, W. F. West, A. R. War
ren, Misses Margaret Wilson and
Week” Invitation List
Dr. and Mrs. A. Y. Russell Holly Point, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Nelson and Miss Lelia Russell
Miss Mamie Proctor Chapel Hill, N. C.
Mr and Mrs. J. B. Snipes
Rev. Seaborn Kiper Dallas, Texas
Rev and Mrs. T. M. Vick
Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Brooks Burlington, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Long Burlington, N. C.
Miss Ernestine Livingstone Leesville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O.JDixon Mullins, S. C.
Miss Carrie Alston Mann Rocky Mount, N. C.
Mr. W. M. Sutton Rocky Mount, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gates
Mrs. J. Lee Peterson 97 Jones Ave., Brunswick, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Williams Reidsville, N. C.
Miss Louise Berry 713 Parker street, Durham, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kiker Reidsville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Ivon Bell Mclver street, Greensboro, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Moose Roanoke, Va.
Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Beam 16 Forest Mill Dr. Asheville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Shelton
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rogers Warsaw ,N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Satterfield Durham, N. C.
Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Nichols
Mr. and Mrs. Call Aliff Alderson, W. Va.
Mr .and Mrs. Frank Sibald Union, W. Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Burger
Miss Rachel Hall 437 Anderson street, Orlando, Fla.
Mrs. C. E. Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Conner Clarkton, Va.
Mrs. W. B. Humphries
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Harvey Maxmeadows, Va.
Misses Venable Morton and Frances Morton Randolph, Va.
Mrs. Lizzie Baker Bowman . .1210 Fenton street, So. Boston, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Brooks .. 23 Shepherd street, Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hall
City Assumes "Ghost Town”
Appearance ■ For Two Days
New Coat of Tar And
Gravel Gums Up Business
For Many Merchants.
“Ghost Town” was the way
several local citizens described
the city’s business district the
first two days of this week.
With the main thoroughfare
blocked off from one end to the
other as the State highway force
applied a much needed new sur
face of tar and gravel, streets re
mained deserted and business in
many cases came to a virtual
standstill. Main street service
stations and garages suffered
most with their entrances block
ed by the formidable force of
sticky tar and fresh crushed
As citizens picked their way
gingerly across the sticky street
Monday, one was reminded of the
days of old when you had to
jump from one spot to another
to evade the shoe-top deep mud
after a heavy shower.
Tuesday night the street was
opened again as usual and when
the sand is swept from the sur
face in a week or so, the street
will be as new again.
Spot News Os The Day :<
A supper for men of the lo
cal Presbyterian church will be
held tomorrow night at 6:30 at
BACK AT WORK
E. Lundy Harris, local garage
man, this week returned to his
place of business after having
been confined for several months
following an automobile accident.
He invites all his old friends and
customers to come to see him.
The flouroscope machine of the
district health department yester
day examined 25 patients here for
tuberculosis. According to Dr. A.
L. Allen, health officer, two were
found to have childhood tuber
To Observe Local
Four doctors from the Univer
sity of North Carolina were here
yesterday observing the workings
of the local health department.
They included Dr. Ballard Nor
wood, Dr. H .A. Henry, Dr. W.
G. Byerly and Dr. McGuire.
Upon completion of their spec
ial training July 1, these physi
cians will be placed as health of
ficers in various parts of the state.
Dr. Norwood, known by many
people here as a native of Oxford,
will succeed Dr. J. A. Morris who
is retiring July 1 as Granville
Dr. Morris is the oldest health
officer in the state in point of
age and public health service.
Well known by a number of doc
tors and friends here, he is a
past president of the North Caro
lina Public Health association.
culosis while one adult had the
J. R. Woodard of the state de
partment of education was here
yesterday assisting the local
county superintendent and prin
cipals in making out the school
bus routes for the next school
The local branch of the Farm
ers’ Mutual Exchange will close
each Wednesday afternoon dur
ing the summer months, it was
announced this week. Customers
are asked to observe this change.
The second tonsil clinic will be
held at Gentry Williams hospital
On New School
Work begins today on the new
vocational building at the Person
County Training school with
Glenn Titus, head of the Indus
trial Arts department of the
Roxboro High school, in charge of
According to Superintendent
R. B. Griffin, the Julius Rosen
wald plan for the structure has
been adopted with some varia
The single story, 4-room struc
ture will be composed of a large
agricultural shop room and class
room, two home economics rooms,
one for sewing and the other for
cooking, and suitable storage and
supply rooms as well as a tool
and library rooms.
This, the superintendent said,
will give an additional room in
the main building which has
heretofore been used by the home
Tuesday Clara Curry Major,
negro woman living in the Cef
fo community, was placed in the
local jail for refusal to take
treatments for syphilis, accrd
ing to Dr. A. L. Allen, county
Her confinement will continue
until she has received sufficient
treatment to make her non-infec
tious. This will require, Dr. Al
len said, not less than two weeks
no more than three.
Approximately six other pat
ients who have not been suffi
ciently regular in receiving their
treatments at the local health of
fice, the health officer continued,
are scheduled for arrest shortly,
or as soon as ample space for
them can be provided in the
A special room, it was stated,
must be provided according to
law for each individual delin
quent patient suffering from the
CA-VEL WOMAN DIES
Mrs. Samuel Barnett, 75, died
at the residence of her son, Paul,
in Ca-Vel community, Route 2,
Tuesday at 8:30 o’clock.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at 1:30
from her son’s residence, with
Rev. T. M. Vick, of Longhurst, in
charge. Burial was in Burch
tomorrow morning beginning at
7 a. m. with Dr. B. W. Fassett in
charge. Reservations may be
made by phoning the hospital.
The Roxboro Beverage Co. is
making a special offer in this
week’s paper to give free theatre
tickets for Pop Kola crowns.
Your attention is invited to an
ad in today’s Times giving de
tails of this offer.
Mrs. W, C. Bullock was taken
to* Watts hospital, Durham, Mon
day morning and is in a very ser
ious condition. The latest report
is that she is resting somewhat
Rotary And Ladies
Meet, Plan Events
Hangs A Tail
■Bp p is M_ ° i
Jang Kirshnan, 11-year-old Hindu
boy, who has a six-inch tail, is
shown with an immigration Inspec
tor when he arrived in Los Angeles
harbor recently, en route to the
New York World’s fair. He is to
become part of a sideshow. He was
accompanied by a private tutor and
Negro Delegation Renews
Request For Negro Home
County Commissioners in exec
utive session Monday morning
with members of the welfare
board unamiously reelected Mrs.
T. C. Wagstaff as County Super
intendent 'of Welfare for next
A recommendation was made
by the Welfare board that her
salary be increased to $l5O per
month if possible but no action
was taken on this proposal.
A delegation of Negro women
appeared before the board and
renewed their request for a Ne
gro Home Demonstration agent
to serve the County’s Negro popu
lation. Evidence was presented
that the cost of such an enter
prise would be S3O per month
and the Board was requested to
appropriate this amount in the
next year’s budget.
The advisability of purchasing
a new tractor for use of the Soil
Erosion association in soil eros
ion work was discussed and
County Attorney R. P. Burns read
an opinion from Attorney Gen
eral Harry McMullan that “while
the county had authority to pur
chase or guarantee the purchase
price, the commissioners had no
authority to levy taxes, for pay
ment of same.” This complicated
the problem somewhat and no
action was taken on this propos
The request of J. G. Lowry of
Holloway township, whose store
was recently destroyed by fire,
for a reduction in the listed value
of the property was allowed by
the board. Other routine matters
such as the regular monthly
audit and payment of bills com
pleted the session.
“Good humor may be said to
be one of the very best articles of
dress one can wear in society.”
THE TIMES IS
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Mammoth Picnic Is Rot
ary’s Part Os Festival; Not
ables To Be Invited.
Two “Hospitality Week” com
mittee meetings this week en
dorsed whole-heartedly the cen
tral steering committee’s propos
als and went to work immediate
ly on plans for their part of the
The Rotary committee headed
by Reade Jones and including J.
S. Walker, T. Miller White, R.
B. Griffin and T. T. Mitchell
Monday set plans in motion for a
mammoth picnic as their part of
the week’s festivities. Eligible to
attend and urged to come is ev
ery family in Roxboro and Per
son county who will come and
bring a basket.
The grove next to the local
high school has been set tenta
tively as the scene of the event
and 6 o’clock Thursday, June 29,
as the time.
Prominent out-of-town not
ables and a speaker for the oc
casion will be secured by R. L.
Harris and J. W. Noell, who will
be in charge of this feature of the
program. S. B. Davis and W. W.
woods will be in charge of gam
es, contests and other features of
Other committees for the picnic
will be headed as follows: Food
and baskets - W. R. Jones and R.
B. Griffin; Drinks - T. Miller
White and Tables - T. T. Mitchell.
Yesterday Literary and Home
Demonstration club leaders
throughout the entire county met
here and made plans for Monday
afternoon’s tea at Hotel Roxboro
which is expected to start the
week’s festivities off with a bang.
Mrs. J. H. Hughes was named
by yesterday’s committee to be
in charge of this event and ac
tive cooperation and aid will be
furnished those attending yester
Home Demonstration and Lit
erary club leaders will be in the
receiving line, according to plans
made yesterday, while a number
of young girls to be appointed
later will assist in the serving.
Local clubs were represented
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Speaker Has Had
Dr. J. F. Plainfield, who will'
speak at First Baptist church
Sunday morning, was born near
Milan Italy, and received his
Doctor’s degree at the University
in Rome, Italy.
While a student in Rome, Dr.
Plainfield was a classmate of
Benito Mussolini. He was trained
for the priesthood of the Roman
Catholic church, and was on his
way as a missionary to Argentina,
South America, but was ship
wrecked and landed in Brazil,
where he was converted to the
Baptist faith. He is now working
among the Italian speaking peo
ple in the United States, and is
doing a splendid work.
“The people of our community
are extremely fortunate in hav
ing the privilege of hearing Dr.
Plainfield,” Rev. W. F. West,
pastor of the church, said this
morning in commenting upon the
coming events A capacity crowd
is expected. ,