IF rr IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
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The two-months-old fox pop nestling In the arms of Henry A. Wallace,
secretary of agriculture, was the first animal to be born at the Patux
ent research refnge near Bowie, Md. This refuge Is the world’s first
national wildlife experiment station, and was recently dedicated by Wal
, lace. Left: Dr, ba N. Gabrielson, chief of the IT. S. biological survey,
and Senator Key Pittman of Nevada, right, chairman of the senate con
Commissioners To Hear Tax
Complaints At Monday Meet
In Stride Tuesday
Faced with one of the heaviest
dockets in months, Judge W. 1.
Newton in Recorder's Court
Tuesday meted out justice “right
and left,” to dispose of the line
up in record time.
Assault, liquor and traffic
cases formed the bulk of the
cases prosecuted by T. Fitz Davis,
county prosecutor, but even a
charge of bigamy failed to throw
a monkey wrench into the
smooth workings of the , court
Appearing before the bar of
justice and receiving the penal,
lies of Judge Newton were: Paul
Fuller, assault on female, $lO and
costs; Owen J. Tuck, no operat
ors license, Judgement suspended
on payment of costs; Ralph John
son, assault, suspended on pay.
ment of costs; Jimmy Brooks,
resisting an officer, six months
in jail suspended on payment oJ
SSO and costs; Chester Barnett,
possession, $25 and costs; John
Pearson, assault, suspended on
payment of costs; Charlie Gent
ry, careless and reckless driving,
$5 and costs.
Vivian Dixon, careless and
reckless driving, $o and costs;
Utoirroe Garrett, illegal posses
sion, $2.70 and costs; William H.
Stone, driving while drunk, SoC
and costs and defendant debar
red from operating motor vehi.
de on highways of 17. C. for 12
months; R. M. O'Briant, Jr., il
legal possession, $25 and costs;
Ben Bailey, assault with deadly
weapon, 90 days on road sus
pended on payment of $lO and
costs; Peter Brinkley, larceny
and driving drunk, six months on
Willie Talley, careless and reck,
less driving, sls and costs; Elmo
Rogers, careless and reckless
driving, not guilty; R. J£. Hood,
driving while drunk, continued;
James Henderson, no operator s
license, 00 days on road suspend
ed sentence on payment of >iU
and costs; Rufus Cates, no opera
tors license, 90 days in jail with
leave County Commissioners to
Sssigh work on roads suspended
on payment of $lO and costs;
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Recent Revaluation Ex
pected To Bring Many To
Next Monday has been set as
tax readjustment day for Person
County when the commis.'oners
will meet to consider all com
plaints of real property valuation,
according to Register of Deeds W.
T. Kirby, clerk of the board.
County Commissioners P. L.
Thomas, D. M. Cash and Frank
Whitfield, sitting as a board of
equalization and review, will
open, what is expected to be an
all-day session, at 10 o’clock in
the Register of Deed’s office.
A complete actual revaluation
of all Person County real proper
ty was completed late last month,
the first in nearly 20 years, an
outgrowth of which is expected
a large number of complaints to
be aired before the board at Mon
Notice of the hearing signed
by Clerk W. T. KTrby is as fol
NOTICE TO REAL
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Commissioners of Per
son County will meet in the com
missioner’s room in the court
house at 10 o’clock a. m. on Mon
day, June 19th, for the purpose
of acting as a Board of Equali
zation and Review. Any owner
of real property who desires a
readjustment' of the valuation!
placed upon such property by
the township assessors must file
with the Board or its Clerk on or
before such date a petition tor
such readjustment. The Board on
such date will personally hear
any owner of property or his ag
ent desiring to present a petition
W. T. Kirby, Register of
Deeds and Ex Officio
Clerk to the Board.
Troop 49 held its regular meet
ing Wednesday night at 7:30 In
the basement of the Community
Dr. Robert Long was sick, and
could not be there. Jack Fowler
attended the meeting a few min
utes and then had to leave. Good
Turns were given and the busi
ness was taken care of.
Elmo Mitchell, the senior pat
rol leader, gave a short, but in
teresting' talk on his trip to the
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Matter Os Record
The Kiwanis Club’s second
tonsil clinic for underprivileged
negro children, running with
clocklike efficiency as did the
first, was held yesterday at Per.
son County Training school.
Twenty-four children under-
Health examinations for the
next Kiwtmis sponsored tonsil
clinic for underprivileged negro
children will be held Tuesday
week, June 27, at the local health
department, it was announced
this morning. The date for the
third clinic will probably Be
Wednesday July 5.
went the knife of Dr. Wilkins of
Durham, who was here in place
of Dr. Fassett, bringing the total
number having received the
benevolence of the local Kiwanis
club in the first two clinics to 48.
Operations began at 8:30 ana
were completed by 12:15, ac
cording to officials of the clinic.
Assisting with anaesthetics were
Drs. Hedgepeth and Beam of the
Kiwanis committee, Dr. A. L..
Allen, health officer and Dr. K.
A. Bryce, all local physicians
who donated their services free.
Also assisting with work at the
clinic were Kiwanians Gilbert
Wagstaff, S. B. Winstead, Jack
Strum and others.
Dr. Wilkins and one of his
nursing staff spent last night
here and all patients were re
ported this morning as coming
For Father Os
Mrs. Clyde Bowen
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon in Henry, Va. for
Allen Goode, aged father of Mrs.
Clyde Bowen of this city.
Mr. Goode, believed here to be
in his late 60’s, died yesterday
afternoon after a period of ill
health. Mr. and Mrs. Bowen and
small son left for Henry imme
the death yesterday afternoon,
diately upon receiving news of
Expected to attend the final
rites from here are Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Dawes and Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Strum.
Spot News Os The Day
Miss Bivin Winstead, who has
been a patient at Community
Hospital, is reported as improv
Miss Sue Bradsher is reported
as resting somewhat better at
Watt’s hospital where she has
been taken for treatment.
Mary Carr Woody, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jule Woody was
injured when she fell from a
slide while on a picnic at Ca-Vel.
Cuts about the head and other
lacerations were not considered
B. L. Jessup, director of com
munity sanitation, and J. C. Bost,
also of of Health,
have betaassistigg T. J. Fowler,
Week? Invitation List
Mrs. E. V. Wfbb Kinston, N. C.
Mrs. Mamie Merritt
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Satterfield Durham, N. C.
jflHr. and Mrs. Burke Mewborne
Mr. and Mrsißiomas Wilson Charleston, S. C.
S. G. Winstegd, Jr Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. S .G. Winstead
Dr. and Mrs. J. N. McLeod Fayetteville, N. C.
f Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Cole
Miss Edna Stewart Glen Allen, Va.
Miss Dorothyj Nhchols Richmond, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Peebles Lawrenceville, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Peebles Lawrenceville, Va.
| Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Man gum
Miss Ruth Current Raleigh, N. C.
Mrs. Margaret Teague
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Smoot, Jr Greenville, N. C.
v Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Boatwright
Mrs. John Lewis Farmville, Va.
Mrs. Reade Hubbard Farmville, Va.
Mrs. O. T. Kirby
Mrs. L. D. Whitaker Farmville, Va.
Mrs. Preston Satterfield
Mrs. Jack Newell High Point, N. C.
Mrs. Theo Clayton
Miss Barbara Allan Moss Greensboro N. C.
Miss Anna Catherine Love
Miss Ruby Malone Williamston, N. C.
Miss Olive Taylor Rocky Mount, N. C.
Mrs. W. E. Malone
The tang of crisp, nicely flav
ored pickles add much interest
and, to most people, palatability
to luncheon and dityrer menus.
Success in making pickles de
pends on several things, and
these are the facts the food con
servation project leaders are go
l ing to learn at the pickling de
-1 monstration school in Durham,
June 21, and of course will
bring back to their own club and
demonstrate the art to their own
These pickling schools are ar
ranged by Mrs. Cornelia C. Mor
ris, Food conservation specialist
of State College, Raleigh. The
nearby ones to which Person
County may send one or two
representatives from each Home
Demonstration Club are:
June 19, 10:00 A. M.—Reids
ville Home Demonstration
June 20, 10:00 A. M.—Graham
Home Demonstration Agent’s
June 21, 10:00 A. M.—Durham--
Farmers Mutual Exchange Build
Person County’s represent
atives are invited to attend the
one nearest and most convenient
to their own community.
lochl sanitarian, in training two
public health students in sanita.
tion from Chapel Hill during the
past few days. The students, M.
E. Strickland and John Bullock,
are completing their course to
W. G. Bradsher, confined to
McPherson’s hospital for the past
several weeks, returned home
last weekend. He is improving
IT’S A BOY
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ko
gers, an eight and a half pound
boy, Wednesday, June 14. Moth,
er and son are getting along nice
Mr. L. W. Thacker underwent
an operation at Duke hospital in
Durham Wednesday. Reports are
that he is getting along nicely.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1939
53, Dies At Home
Ballam luck, 53, died at his
home near Virgilina about 3:30
yesterday afternoon. Funeral ser
vices will’ be held at the grave
side in Union cemetery this after
noon at 4 o’clock.
Mr. Tuck had been in failing
since the first of the year but had
been confined to his room only
for the past few months. His
condition has been considered
critical for the past two weeks.
He was a member of Christie
Methodist church for most of his
life. Officiating at the final rites
today will be his pastor, Rev. E.
C. Smith of South Boston.
Surviving are his’ wife, Mrs.
Lena Tuck, four children, Misse:
Odell and Lottie Tuck and Riley
and Eivin Tuck, all of Virgilina,
route 1. Also surviving are one
sister, Mrs. Henry Toung and six
brothers, Penn, Henry, Enzle,
Dewey. Hobson, Ded and Ned
Tuck, all of Virgilina, route 1.
Father Os Local'
At Reidsville Home
Shelly Jones, 62, father of Mrs.
C. D. Short of this city, who for
several years has been a watch
man at the American Tobacco
company’s Reidsville plant,, died
Shortly after returning home
from work that afternoon at two
o’clock he suffered a heart at
Mr. Jones was also a former
deputy sheriff and city police
man. He was bom near Ridge
Surviving are his wife, the
former Miss Mary Brooks Smith;
two daughters, Mrs. C. D. Short
of Roxboro, and Miss Ethalinda
Jones, of Reidsville, and two
sons, Beverly, of Reidsville, and
Clyde Jones, of Greensboro.
Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock
from his late residence on Pied
mont street in JHeidsville by Rev.
T. L. Sasser, Rev. Lester Ballard
and Rev. J. K. Ford.
Pall bearers were: Wilbur Wal
ker, J. Sutherlin Taylor, Authur
Duncan, Paul Coleman, Wide
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Looms As Biggest
Apply For Farm
Tenant farmers in Person
county, hoping to buy farms for
next year under the tanant-pur
chase program of the Farm Se
curity Administration, may place
their applications now for loans,
said Joe Y. Blanks, county sup
ervisior, whose office is located
in the Post Office Building here.
It is anticipated' that a limited
number of loans to buy and im
prove farms will be made to hard
working farm tenants and farm
laborers of outstanding ability
who are approved by the County
Tenant Purchase Committee, and
who are able to find good fam
ily-sized farms at reasonable
prices, Mr. Blanks said. The loans
will be limited in accordance
with money appropriated by
Congress, he said.
Further information about the
tenant-purchase program may be
secured from Mr. Blanks’ office,
or from any member of the Coun
Members of the committee are
Tom B. Davis, Roxboro, N. C.,
RFD No. 2; George M. Fox, Jr.,
Roxboro, N. C.; John M. Brewer,
Roxboro, N. C., RFD No. 1.
Mr. Blanks said that ten loans
to buy farms already have been
approved in Person County.
Horse - Shoe
R. L. Perkins has con
structed a model horse-shoe
pitching arena in Koxboro
and he says that this arena
will be wide open for all
guests during ‘‘Hospitality
The arena is just to the
west of Central school and
on the same location as the
old cotton gin once was. The
spot is very cool and has
been cleaned up by Mr.
Perkins. Four pens have
been made and two games
can go on at the same time.
Everything has been fix
ed according to regulations
and the course is ready lor
And 4-H Club
Monday, June 19, 2:00 p. m.
Cunningham 4-H club at Jno. C.
Tuesday, June 20, 2:00 p. m.
Hurdle Mills Home Demonstra
tion club at Mrs. Walter Haw.
Wednesday, June 21, 2:00 p. m.
Olive Hill Home Demonstration
club at Community House.
Thursday, June 22, 10:00-12:00
a. m. AUensville 4-H Club at the
Thursday, June 22, 2:00 p. m.
AUensville Home Demonstration
club at Mrs. W. O. Averette’s
Friday, June 23, 2:00 p. m.,
High Plain 4-H club at the home
of Edith Martin, _
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TUBS
Next Thursday Set As
Deadline For Official Com
As Roxboro and Person Coun
ty's “Hospitality Week” begins
to shape up as probably the big
gest event in the history of the
community, local citizens are co
operating enthusiastically with
the idea and plans for the week's
entertainment continues to go
forward under the direction of
the host of cooperating commit
Next Thursday, June 22, three
days before the opening festivi
ties, has been set as deadline for
issuing formal invitations from
Hospitality headquarters, accord
ing to Mrs. B. G. Clayton, chair
man of the steering committee.
Letters on special Hospitality
Week stationery have been go
ing out daily to people invited
by local citizens, supplementary
to individual invitations. County
and town residents alike are ur
ged to turn in names of invited
guests to the Chamber of Com
merce office or Mrs. Clayton be
fore the deadline.
The Rotary committee headed
by W. R. Jones yesterday met
the Chamber of Commerce office
and reported plans well under
way for the mammoth picnic to
be held in the High School grove
Wednesday at 6 o’clock, which
will be their part of the weeks
festivities. Tentative plans now
estimate a crowd of 5,000 mcy
attend this event, expected to b?
one of the largest of the weeT-
Committeemen J. W. Noedl and rC
L. Harris report that negotiators
are underway to secure one cr
the state’s most promising fig
ures as speaxer for this occasion.
An announcement is expected
within a few days. To this ev
ent, as to ail others during Hos
pitality Week, every family in
Roxboro and Person County is
invited to come and bring a bas
ket. Entertainment will be ar
ranged by W. W. Woods and S.
B. Davis. Other members of the
Rotary Committee are T. T. Mit
chell, T. Miller White and R. B.
Merchants at a meeting Mon
day indicated complete cooper
ation with decorations during the
week. Stores and business houses
will be decorated folowing the
Hospitality theme. During the
week banners will fly from flag
poles and hang suspended at var
ious intervals across the streets
throughout the business district.
Posters and stickers already are
being spread over town and
county announcing the coming
festival to one and all.
To Fire Station
Extensive renovations are be
ginning today on the local lire
department building next to the
City Hall, acording to City Man- -
ager James C. Harris.
New sliding doors will be
built for the front of the build- |
ing and a complete new ceiling
will be constructed. TBe Inter
ior will be painted completely to*|
add the final touch to the aur—J
roundings. « . .qfjM