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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXHORO, NORTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 1939 NUMBER FORTY-NINE
LABOR OUTBREAKS RESUME
Lline, Mich.—An inter-union
light between Homer Martin’s
-.United Automobile Workers,
now an affiliated of the A. F. of
L., and the Lewis faction of the
C. I. O. for dominance in the
motor industry, precipated a riot
that caused a mobilization of the
city’s entire police force. The
Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants
are now threatened with closing,
with the Briggs Body plant al
m ready operating with only a
REPRESENTATIVE SEES WAR
New York—As Chairman of the
National Committee to Keep A
merica Out of Europe Wars,
Representative Hamilton Fish
from President Roosevelt’s own
up-State district, charged that
the President was determined “to
take this nation into war if one
breaks out in foreign lands’’. He
based his contention on the
White House support of the
“dangerous and .war-making”
neutrality bill now pending in
the House Committee on Foreign
Affairs and scheduled as « major
EUROPEAN FLIGHTS START
New York City—Pan Ameri
can Airways announce that
Trans-Atlantic passenger flights
will begin on June 28th. Three
huge flying boats carrying mails
'have demonstrated the feasibili
ty of a regular service. The fare
to Marseilles, France, European
base of the line, will be $375 one
way or $675 round trip, including
all meals and services in flight.
The domestic base will be in
Post Washington, Long Island,
about 20 miles from this city.
U. S. RETAINS POLO CUP
Westbury, Long Island'—A
victory of 9 to 4 by the American
Polo Team assured the retention
of the International Polo Chal
lenge Cup by the United States,
after a spectacular second vitcary
in the series at the Meadow
f Washington, D. C.—Federal
Power Commission has complet
ed a survey of 385 privately own
ed electric utility companies, re.
presenting about 90 per cent of
the country’s output, with total
assets of $16,873,000,000.
, Washington, D. C.—A request
for an additional appropriation
of SIOO,OOO for the La Follette
Committee investigation of al
leged violation of “civil liberi
ties”, has been filed with Cong
ress by the American Civil Lib
BRITISH SPEEDING PLANS
London, England Although
war clouds have subsided, Great
Britain is speeding its airplane
prdugtton toward a goal of 1,000
planes monthly. This is said to
r«qual the maximum output of
. 'German plants.
Ending an 11,000-mile journey bearing the “Flume of Friendship" ten l at a good-roili gesture from Jo pop
to the people of the V. S., Miss Ahiho Tsuhlmoto, chosen ms “Miss Upon”, hosts ms the prooouls friendship
fhme to Cromer Whelen, Nest York World’s Folr president, during Upon Doy ceremmnies ot Felrt Conrtof
Foote. Left to right, Kensuke Horinouehi, Japanese Ambassador-, Whalen; Nets York's Meyor LoCnordiat
and Rename Wekesugi, Japanese Commissioner. Centred to the Fair. Flense mat lighted from 1500 yoor old
totted fire at I sumo Shrine in Upon, i there oteording to trodition, the gods of the unhorse CMllttf.
Hospitality Week - The Talk Os The County
At Bethel Hill
Approximately 45 members of
the Merritt clan met in re-union
Friday afternoon at six o’clock at
the home of Mrs. Addie Mae
Merritt five miles from Roxboro
on the South Boston road.
All families brought a basket
lunch and the contents of the bas
kets were spread, out on a large
table in the grove that surround
ed the house. Lunch consisted of
ham, fried chicken, sandwiches,
pickles, cake, iced tea and many
other delicious items.
Those present for the annual
occasion came from Person coun
ty, Halifax county and Durham
Invocation was pronounced by
Rev. A1 Martin.
After the meal members of the
clan joined together and played
croquet and checkers.
Here’s what the Durham Sun, our progressive neighbor of the
South, has to say editorially about Roxboro and Person County’s
coining Hospitality Week. It is so complimentary that this paper
does not hesitate to reproduce it here verbatim.
Want to know something ?
Our good neighbor, Roxboro, has been designated
“The Courteous City.”
We like that.
There is little enough of courtesy in this world.
Moreover, Roxboro seems to deserve its title.
It is to hold “Hospitality Week,”
A most intriguing undertaking.
Indeed, all Persolf county is co-operating.
Roxboro and Person residents are inviting friends,
You may be one,
For the week of June 26-July 2. <* ■
The guests will be co-operatively entertained.
There will be teas, parties, dances, picnics find whatnot.
Doesn’t that sound like a most alluring revival,
Os good old southern hospitality?
It is one of tire most delightful and stimulating ideas
We had ever encountered an vwheyft..
Orchids to Roxboro and Person‘ebunty^
To a charming and progressive folk. j
Carl Goemh To Csstttent
Tonight la Regular RMlo
Glowing accounts of coopera
tion from one corner of Person
County to the other was the main
topic of conversation around local
Hospitality Week headquarters
The idea continues to receive
enthusiastic reception on all sid
es and favorable comment can be
heard in any gathering in which
the subject is mentioned.
Carl Goerch, the state’s ace ra
dio commentator and publisher
of The State magazine, yesterday
notified local leaders that he
would devote part of his regular
broadcast tonight to the coming
With Thursday as the dead
line for official invitations from
Hospitality headquarters, a re
cord number of names is expect
ed to be turned in during the
first three days of this week.
Steering Committee Chairman
Mrs. B. G. Clayton urges all pros
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Fred Jones, negro who had
been working around the court
house, developed such a long
ing for some cf the liquor stored
in Sheriff M. T. Clayton’s office
that he couldn’t resist making
an entrance in one of the base
ment windows Friday night and
giving it a trial.
The result is that Jones, who
the other darkies call “Piggy,”
is confined in County
Jail, high atop the courthouse,
well away from the Sheriff’s li
The former assistant to the
janitor had left one of the doors
to the Sheriff’s office open in the
afternoon. Going through a side
basement window Friday night,
he entered the office and evi
dently sampled one of the brands
(from the odor awaiting the
Sheriff Saturday morning), mak
ing his exit through the back
Police Officer Charlie Wade
made the arrest as Jones was
crossing the square to the rear
of the courthouse, liquor con
tainer in hand.
Messrs. H. W. Newell, Frank
Hester and Harry Winstead soon
will begin extensive remodeling
of Oakley’s Service station on
Court street, it was announced
yesterday. A complete new struc
ture will be built following the
Sinclair specifications. The old
garage adjoining the present
site will be tom down to make
room for the new structure.
Lester Clayton, energetic pro
prietor of Rock Inn Service Sta
tion, today is announcing a new
beer counter, the only
one in this county. Attention is
directed to his ad on another
page of this issue.
Tax Supervisor Estimates
300 On "Tax Evaders List”
Week” Invitation List
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Jeter Paces, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Warren
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Satterfield Durham, N. C.
Miss Annie Satterfield Durham, N. C.
J. S. Satterfield Durham, N. C.
Mrs. Katherine Ray Durham, N. C.
Mrs. Morgan Durham, N. C.
Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Nichols
Mrs. Clarence Short Farmville, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Wall South Boston, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Kirby
Miss Jeannette Woodall Durham, N. C.
_ _ Miss Helen Latta
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Clayton Lexington, Ky.
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Newton
Miss Sallie Huddleston Siler City, N. C.
Miss Frances Huddleston
Mrs. Velma Brooks Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Pleasants
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Murray Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Woods
40 Gallon Still
Sheriff M. T. Clayton and his
deputies struck another blow at
the illegal liquor industry Friday
morning when they destroyed a
4$ gallon copper still in Cunning*
The outfit was hidden in the
woods, the sheriff said, and: had
not been run for some time. No
body was near the outfit at the
time of the sheriffs raid and
there were no indications as to
the identity of the owners.
With approximately 35 on
hand, members of the Wesley
Hambrick Sunday School class
of Long Memorial and their wiv
es enjoyed an outing at Booty’s
Place, popular rendezvous on
the Western edge of town, Fri
Gathering at 6:30, barbecue,
brunswick stew and iced tea
were served to the delight of
Following dinner, a short talk
wa smade by Ray Parrish. The
teacher of the class is H. K. San
Along The Way
With the Editor
Everything was going fine this week until a little boy came
along and wanted to know when Hospitality Week started.
Today is Father’s Day, but it’s proving to be a very quiet day
at the home of E. B. Craven, Bill Walker, R. D. Bumpass, Fitz Da
vis, Robert Long, Johnny Oakley and Gip Prillaman.
A man walked into this office last week and reminded this
writer that he had failed to mention one of the best houses in town
that would be available for extra guests during “Hospitality Week.”
The home of William Morrell on High School Drive is large and
beautiful and if the committee finds out that any party has more
guests than can be accommodated they are referred to William. We
are sure that he can take care of ten or twelve.
Wheeler Newell and his family consumed 126 meals while they
were away from Roxboro attending the World’s Fair. Wheeler count
ed every meal.
Well P. T. Whitt, Jr. is married, he just up and did it right quick
like. Boy, he had sure better get ready to sell a lot pf coal next win
ter. The truth is he had better try to sell some this summer.
Then came Bedford Love. He decided that two could live as
cheap as one and so he is now faced with the problem of proving
it to his own satisfaction. - '
Next in line will be L. T. Heffner, our old school teacher and
banker. Heffner is to marry this month and a few boys from Rox
boro are going to Red Springs just to see it done welL Leonard has
lived long enough to know that marriage is one long happy period,
without sny troubles and he is seeking this haven.
For First Camp
An announcement received
from the Boy Scout Office in
Reidsville stated that 80 reser
vations were on hand for the first
perid of camp which opens July
2nd to the 9th. the fjprt
period of camp to capacity, but
atiO leaves a number of cacancies
in the second, third and fourth
Scout Executive A. P. Patter
son stated that enthusiasm this
year is running higher than ever
and that he expects all four per
iods to be filled to capacity and
that he urges every Scout plan
ning to attend to mail in their ap
plication immediately. Any Scout
nc.t having an application may
obtain one from camp chairman
Charles A. Harris of this district.
Executive Patterson, Dexter
Moser of Burlington, and Her
bert Ellis of Milton returned
Tuesday from an Aquatic School
held in Augusta. Mr. Moser will
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Rev. A. J. Habb, presiding el
der of the Durham district will
be the preacher for the morning
service at Long Memorial. An
invitation to be present is ex
tended to everyone.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Those On List After July
Ist To Be Prosecuted In
Holding a “tax evaders list” of
approximately 300 Person coun
ty citizens, Tax Supervisor J. S.
Walker yesterday issued an ur
gent plea for those who have not
listed to do so in order to avoid
On July 1, the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners have decreed,
all persons who have failed ta
list will be prosecuted in County
Court and the judgement of the
court will be final. Fines and
court costs, it was estimated yes
terday, may double many times
the amount of taxes owed.
Many of the offenders, it was
pointed out are youths who have
never listed, while others are old
er persons who have failed to
list over a period of years. Tax
listers, the supervisor said, are
searching diligently for property
which has not been placed on the
books during the two and a half
months which have elapsed since
the books were opened April 1.
The Tax Supervisor and Com
missioners, it was pointed out
yesterday, are doing everything
possible to give everybody a
chance to get on the tar books
before the day of prosecution but
the officials mean business. and
evaders absolutely will feel the
strong arm of the law.
Mr. Walker, in an effort to aid
as many as possible to avoid the
penalties, is dispatching letters
to all evaders in an effort to get
them on the books. The letters
urging evaders to list read as
“It appears from the records
that you have failed to list your
taxes. The law provides that any
person who willfully fails to list
his property, real or personal or
poll liable to taxation in this
state shall be guilty of a misde
“County officals have employ
ed men who are making a dili
gent search for all property not'
listed for taxes, and will list such
property on the tax books, also,
at an early date, they will pre
sent to the County Commission
ers the names of those failing to
list for taxation. After June 30,
1939, those whose names appear
upon the “tax evader’s list” will
be prosecuted in the County Cri
minal Curt as provided by law.
“I urge that you give this im
portant matter immediate atten
F. O. Carver, Sr. has been ill
at his home on High School drive
for the past two days. He was
reported late yesterday as “rest
ing somewhat easier.”
i ii a.
For School Jobs
Hie Roxboro school board is
their meeting Thursday night re
ceived applications for a num
ber of vacancies in the City sys
tem but left all elections open
for further investigation, accord
ing to J. A Long, chairman of"
the board, in whose office dm
Newly elected Principal H. CL
Gaddy was on band for the
meeting and itiinumml plana for
the coming school year with thr