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VOLUME Z PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 1939 NUMBER FORTY-EIGHT
G - W Hospital Undergoes Wide Reorganization
Gaddy Determined To Make
City Schools Best In State
REFUGEES START BACK
Miami, Fla.—After her 907
Jewish refugees had been denied
admission to Cuba, and while U.
S. Coast Guards watched her
aimless drifting off the Florida
coast to prevent any of her pas
sengers from swimming to shore,
the German steamer St. Louis set
her return course for Europe,
unable to land her refugees be
cause of excess passport bisas.
The St. Louis sailed from Ham
burg May 15th, was ordered out
of Havana Harbor by President
Bru of Cuba, and started East
ward only when negotations fail
ed to permit landing of her pas
sengers in Santa Domingo.
NEW LENDING AGENCY SEEN
' Washington, D. C.—lt is beliv
ed, btut not announced, that a
new Federal lending agency will
be set up by July Ist, under the
direction of Jesse Jones, Chair
man of the Reconstruction Finan
ce Corporation, designed to make
available to smaller business con
cerns capital necessary for legiti
New York City Johnstown,
William Woodward’s sensational
horse of the year, added to his
Kentucky Derby victory the Bel
mont Stakes worth $27,000, thus
bringing his 1939 earnings up to
$124,645. Unless signs fail, he will
be the biggest earner of the year
and one of the largest money
getters in turf history. No one
else made much money on his
sensational Belmont victory, since
he was a 1 to 8 favorite.
PORT RICO WANTS
San Juan, P. R. A joint
legislative committee has peti
tioned Congress to admit Port
Rico to the full enjoyment of
statehood in the Union, with an
elective governor and Congres
$4,400.00 OFFERED IN
PRIZES TO FISHERMEN
Western Auto Associate store
annnounces that their Big Bass
contest is now on, this contest
opened May 15 and runs until
This contest is open to every
one, men, women, boys and girls.
There is nothing to buy, no let
ters to write, no questions to ans
wer, no problems to work. Just
get your free entry blank at your
Western Auto Store so that you
will be ready when you go fishing
this contest is restricted to fresh
water, large and small mouth
bass, taken from waters that are
open to the general public for
fishing. Come in now and get
your free entry blank.
Western Auto Associate Store,
Court afreet/Rosboro, N. C.
School Board Accepts Re
signation Os Sledge, Miss
The Roxboro School board
held its first regular meeting
with H. C. Gaddy, newly elected
supervising principal, Thursday
night and accepted the resigna
tion of two members of the local
Gaddy, making his first appear
ance before the board since his
election several weeks ago, ex
pressed pleasure on being here
and a determination to make
Roxboro schools the best in North
J. A. Long, Sr., in whose of
fice the board met, announced
that the board had accepted the
resignations of William S. Sled
ge, in charge of Seventh grade
work at the high school for the
past two years, and Miss Mary
Foy Hester, who has taught his
tory at the local institution.
Miss Hester, who the chairman
termed “a highly regarded teach
er here for years,- has accepted
a position with a Kentucky girl’s
school, Bethel Woman’s college
at Hopkinsville, Ky. She is a
graduate of Randolp-Macon and
the University of Virginia, where
she received her M. A. degree.
Sledge, it is understood, is
moving to the Durham school
system, reportedly as principal of
one of the Junior high schools.
He could not be reached for a
Tom Brcoks, proprietor of
Tom’s Battery Co., announces
that he will continue to buy
scrap iron until further notice.
His new location for the iron is
on Lamar street next to the
building formerly occupied by
Stewart Motor Co.
Along The Way
With the Editor
Wheeler Newell and his entire family left last week fcr the
World’s Fair. They went up in “Forked Eight’’ and expect to see
everything that there is to be seen. When Wheeler goes to see a
show he really sees it and the Fair is to be no exception. His broth
er, Russell, said that the people around the big city had better give
him plenty of room when he started driving down Broadway.
O. T. Kirby, R. D. Bumpass and Cy Kirby went to Washington
to see the King and Queen. Whether they were invited to the Royal
Reception or not has not been learned. They took their very best
clothes and were ready to go if the King recognized them and ex
tended the invitation.
Well boys, Nat Dean has a swell job and is getting on fine. You
remember Nat left here some time ago for Philadelphia. He pro
mised to send us a dollar and a half for the Times just as soon as
he got settled. The one-fifty came in last week as per his agree
ment and so we know that Nat is doing O. K. and that he is staying
at home every night like a good boy and reading the paper.
J. W. Gaddy came back to Roxboro last week. He had a couple
of good bird dogs here that he had to see about and so he stayed
here all the week just looking after the dogs. Those dogs must be
Notice to the Hospitality committee: In case you do not have
enough room for all the guests who are coming to Roxboro during
“Hospitality Week,” here is a list of several who have recently
completed new houses and have plenty of room—T. T. Mitchell,
Henry Gates, R. B. Griffin, Ben Brown, Roy Cates, Sam Byrd Win
stead, Betnks Berry, Robah Baynes and Wharton Winstead. These
boys have new houses, plenty of room and will be delighted to have
fjvedr six eating guests during that week.
Robert Ellis “Salty” Mills dropped by this office about a week
ago, Robert just stepped in so we would put his name in the paper.
Said that when he left Winston he had to prove to his girl that
he had absolutely been to Ilgxboro and no where else. He left this
office within a few minutes and was all dressed up headed for Dur
ham or what have you.
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Friendship From The Orient
The “Flame of Friendship,” presented to the New York World’s
fair as a symbol of the friendship between Japan and the United States,
was lighted by Mayor Keikichi Tanomoti of Tokyo from burning fagots
of cypress wood bronght from the Iznmo grand shrine, where, according
to Shinto mythology, the flame has been burning for more than 1,500
years. The flame was carried to New York by Miss Akiko Tsukimoto.
Hail, Wind Lay Wide Path
Os Destruction In County
At Person Motors
Joe Crowell has returned to
Roxboro from Charlotte, N. C.,
where he has been receiving
training in the auto parts field.
Mr. Crowell has accepted a
position with Person Motors, lo
cal Ford agency, and can now be
found there. Prior to his stay in
Charlotte he was with this same
company and has been in the
automobile business for many
Mr. Samuel Cushwa, father of
G. J. Cushwa, is ill at his home in
Kenbridge, Va., according to re
ports received here yesterday.
Peports Os Uprooted Trees,
Damaged Roofs In Several
Destructive elements in the
form of hail and strong winds
laid a wide path of destruction
through Person County late
Thursday afternoon doing consid
erable damage to crops and
Hit hardest, it seems, were sec
tions around Concord in the Olive
Hill community, Cedar Grove and
Prospect Hill communities, Hur
dle Mills and Timb;rlake.
In the Concord section wind
twisted up two trees at the
church, a top was blown from a
barn on the farm of Jesse Ter
rell and trees were uprooted near
the home of Miss Ruth Hester.
Upncoted trees and twisted barn
tops were also reported on farms
of B. W. Gardner, John Winstead,
K. C. Wagstaff, John Hester and
others. In this community, a
streak around the hard surface
road and going all the way to
Ceffo and Chub Lake felt the
damage of wind and hail.
In other sections specific de
tails were not available but
many uprooted trees and dam
aged roofs were reported there
Among those reporting hail
damage to tobacco since Thurs
day’s storm have been T. G.
Phelps, C. F. Allison, C. T. Ro
berts, J. V. Roberts, Luther Wat
son, J. C. Monk, N. M. Allen, T.
H. Bacon, Miss Ruth Hester,
John Brown, R. E. Aiken, Lester
Brown and W. C. Winstead.
CHIEF JUSTICE NEEDS REST
Washington, D. C.—Friends of
Chief Justice Charles Evans
Hughes state that he will need a
complete rest during the summer
recess of the Supreme Court. He
is 77 years old, and the pressure
of the past two years, notably the
attempt of New Deal extremists
to “pack” the nation’s highest
tribunal with radicals, has told
heavily- upon his physical re.
sources. He is suffering from a
doudenal ulcer, and , did not at
tend this week’s , session.
Tonsil Clinic Set
Preliminary plans are now
complete for the Kiwanis Club’s
second tonsil clinic for underpri
vileged negro children to be held
Wednesday at the Person County
Training school beginning at 7
Two weeks ago 24 negro child
ren underwent the knife of Dr. B.
W. Fassett of Durham, who will
again perform the operations.
Local Health Officer Dr. A. L.
Allen has already selected 32
needed cases of which probably
25 will be operated upon Wednes
day. All parents are expected to
pay a small fee and Secretary J.
B. Riggsbee of the Kiwanis club
has explained through Health de
partment officials the necessity
of each parent bearing the esti
mated low cost if it is at all pos
ible. Arrangements in this con
nection should be made at the
health office some time before
the operation Wednesday. Par
ents of patients are also asked to
bring two blankets for use in
stead of one as requested at the
As previously Rev. M. W. Law
rence will act as general head of
the Wednesday clinic while Ki
wanian Jack Strum will serve as
bursar. Local Doctors, Beam,
Nichols, Allen and Bryce will
probably be on hand to aid with
anaesthetics and render other
And 4-H Club
Monday, June 12, 2:00 p. m.
Hurdle Mills 4-H club at the
Tuesday, June 13, 3:00 p. m.
Ca-Vel 4-H club in the home of
Mrs. B. B. Mangum.
Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 -
12:00 Bushy Fork 4-H club at the
Wednesday, June 14, 2:00 p. m.
Bushy Fork Home Demonstra
tion cluib in the home of Mrs.
Thursday, June 15, 10:00-12:00,
One group of Olive Hill 4-H
club at Aliene Jones.
Thursday, June 15, 2:00-4:00
One group of Olive Hill 4-H club
at Esther Lee’s.
Week” Invitation List
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Rowland Raeford, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Clayton
Bill Broadfoot Wilmington, N. C.
Bryan Broadfoot t Wilmington, N. C.
Miss Catherine McMillan Raleigh, N. C.
Mrs. R. M. Beasley Apex, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Strum
Miss Nancy Brantly Spring Hope, N. C.
Miss Becky Davis Salisbury, N. C.
Miss Katharine Harris
Miss Hazel Taylor V. Farmvilk, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Malone
Flbyd West Enfield, N C
Amos Shelton “Y:,. Greensboro, N. C.
Bill Maness Washington, D. C.
Thomas Dixon Mullins, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Kerr Durham, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mimms Durham,’ N. c!
Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Shewbert Loraine,’ Texas
. Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Mitchell
Trustees Will Manage
New Non-Stock Corporation
The third in the series of Ton
sil clinics will be held at the lo
cal hospital next Friday, accord
ing to information received yes
terday. The same prices will pre
vail as previously announced for
the other clinics. Further infor
mation and appointments may be
secured by calling the hospital.
TO GO FORWARD
Committees Hold Meetings
Daily; Letters Going Out
“Hospitality Week” plans con
tinue to go forward as various
committees meet almost daily to
discuss some phase of the week’s
festivities planned to make Rox
boro known the nation over as
the “pioneer city of hospitality.”
Friday afternoon representati
ves of local bridge and social
clubs convened and drew up
plans for their part of the cele
bration, set for Tuesday night of
Hospitality Week. A bridge tour
nament at which Chinese check
ers, rook and other table games
will also receive their share of
attention will be their contribu
tion to the week’s entertainment.
A long list of prizes will be
given away both as table gifts
and visitor’s awards.
Mrs. G. I. Prillaman was nam
ed chairman for this part of the
week’s program and she will be
assisted in the arrangements by
Mesdames B. B. Strum and Clyde
Bowen. Other representatives at
Friday’s called meeting were
Mrs. J. A. Long, Sr. and Miss
Presidents of local clubs which
are cooperating in Tuesday night’s
event are Mrs. Harry Winstead -
The Friday Rook Club; Mrs. R.
C. Hall . The Entre-Nous club;
Mrs. Tom Woody - The Wednes
day club; Mrs. Thomas Dixon -
The Ca-Vel Contract club; Mrs.
Curtis Oakley - the Tuesday Brid
ge club, and Mesdames B. B.
Strum, Clyde Bowen, Martin
Michie, Wallace Harris, Riley
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A LEADER AT ALL TIMER
A sweeping re-organization of
Gentry - Williams hospital by
which it becomes a non-stock cor
poration managed by a Board of
Trustees under the name of Com
munity Hospital was announced
yesterday by Nathan Lunsford,
recently elected president of the
A month ago, May 11, the
stockholders of the hospital met
and voluntarily surrendered all
stock and filed with Secretary ot
State Thad Eure an amendment
to the original charter, changing
the name and making it a non
Named as a board of trustees
to manage the new organization •
were O. B. Mcßroom, R. L. Har
ris, A. W. Clayton, E. G. Thomp
son, F. D. Long, Ben Brown and
Nathan Lunsford .
The trustees, holding their first
meeting Friday night in Luns
ford’s office, adopted by-laws by
which the hospital will be gov
erned in the future.
Elected as officers Friday night
other than President Lunsford
were Vice-President A. W. Clay
ton, Secretary Ben Brown, and
Treasurer E. G. Thompson.
Also elected as superintendent
at the first meeting of the trus
tees was W. Reade Gentry, son
of Dr. G. W. Gentry, who has
served the hospital in an execu
tive capacity for the past several
Named as an executive com
mittee were O. B. Mcßroom,, F.
D. Long and R. L. Harris; finance
committee, F. D. Long, R. L.
Harris and A. W. Clayton, audit
ing committee, Ben Brown, O. B.
Mcßroom and R. L. Harris.
The hospital was organized by
Dr. G. W. Gentry late in 1937 as
a stock corporation and was open
ed officially on December 22 of
Return To City
Expected to return to the city
last night were seven Person
County World’s Fair scouts fol
lowing a 10-day visit at New
York’s mammoth extravaganza of
fun and science depicting the
“world of tomorrow.”
A part of the troop chosen to
represent the Cherokee council
the local delegation included:
Norfleet Umstead, Buddy Tho
mas, Bill Kane, George Cushwa
and Billy Garrett of Troop 32,
Elmo Mitchell of Troop 49 and
Beverly Bullock of Troop 4.
Expecting to see the king and
queen yesterday on their tour of
the Fair, the Roxboro boys ,it is
understood, were deprived of this
opportunity because of their ma
jesties’ scheduled late arrival to
Activities of the bqys while at
the fair, where they camped
within the grounds, were to ren
der seryices of natures
pis on demonstrations and act as
Rev. J. F. Herbert, former Long
Memorial pastor, was here Frt
dav visiting, friends aa
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