iPresident Unable To Accept*“Hospitality Week” Invitation
IIF IT IS NEWS" ABOUT
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VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY ROXBORO. NORTH CAHOUNA THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1939 NUMBER FORTY-NINE
HOSPITALITY PUNS AWAIT
Revaluation Raises Property Value 3*4 Million
REACH NEAR 11
Roxboro Township, As Ex
pected, Has Large Fart Os
A gain of approximately three
quarters of a million dollars in
real and personal property val
uation in Person County will be
the result of the 1939 revaluation,
County Tax Supervisor J. S. Wal
ker said yesterday.
As the list takers closed their
books May 31, the total valuation
stood at $9,737,565, $6,724,633 of
which was classed as real proper
ty and $3,012,932 as personal pro
perty, it was pointed out. These
' figures represent a total gain of
$632,857 in valuation over that
While total valuation figures
took a decided jump over last
year, it is interesting to note that
the gain was registered entirely
in real property while personal
property valuation took a slight
drop. While the gain in real pro
perty amounted to $633,344, the
loss of personal property was
only $487, which left a substan
tial gain in the end.
To be added to the total val
uation of real and personal pro
perty mentioned above will be
the slightly over a million dollars
annually listed for corporation
taxes and future “discoveries” of
taxable property which the tax
supervisor estimates at SIOO,OOO,
all of which added together give
the county a total valuation ap
As expected Roxboro township
led all others in valuation, being
listed at $5,364,640, of which $2,-
429,095 is within the city limits.
President Kiwanis Club
We extend to all visitors dur
ing “Hospitality Week” a most
cordial and hearty welcome. May
the spirit of genuine “Southern
Hospitality” always prevail.
If we can be of any service to
you during your stay in our little
city it will be a joy to serve you.
Our motto is: “We Build” and it
is our desire to help build our
community into a place where
(hospitality and friendship will
JAMES C. HARRIS
- City Manager.
Roxhpro has long been known
for its hospitality, which is noth
ing more or less than a generous
spirit of receiving and entertain
ing guests and strangers.
We phaii appreciate the honor
yrcu will confer upon us by visit-
Students At Wake
Five Person county students
are now enrolled at Wake For
est in the Wake Forest - Mere
dith summer school.
They are F. J. Hester, Jr., Cor
nelia Satterfield, Esther Thaxton,
and Marjory Thomas, all of Rox
boro, and W. S. Humphries of
The last opportunity for regis
tration in the current session will
be Tuesday, June 27.
At present 540 students are en
rolled, with representatives from
74 North Carolina counties, 17
states, and Brazil. There are 255
women and 285 men. There are
students from 55 colleges, includ
ing 255 from Wake Forest, 72
from Meredith, 31 from Woman’s
College of the University of
North Carolina, 20 from East
Carolina Teacher’s College, 14
from Flora Macdonald, nine from
Randolph-Macon, and six from-
Os Roxboro Drug
William Ransome Frederick,
young Roxboro man, has succeed
ed W. H. Adair as manager of
Roxboro Drug Company, accord
ing to an announcement earlier
Frederick, son of Mrs. J. W.
Frederick and the late Mr. Fred
erick, has been associated with
the firm for the past three years,
having worked in Danville and
Durham branches as well as the
A native of this city, Frederick
is married and he and Mrs. Fred
erick are residing in the Jones
Apartment on Academy street.
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ing Roxboro during the week of
June 26 to July 2. Our aim is to
prove the truth of the definition
of • hospitality in an earnest ef
fort to give you the most favor
able opportunities for enjoyment
Again, we welcome you.
A Cordial Welcome
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S. F. NICKS, JR.
Mayor of Roxboro.
On behalf of the citizens of
Roxboro I wish to extend a cor
dial welcoipe to each and every
guest city "during
“Hospitality Week," June 26
through July 2.
The citizens of our city, to
gether with the co-operation of
our Person County friends, have
expended much time and effort
in preparing for your visit with
us. It is our sincere hope that
your stay with us will be most
pleasant. We further hope that
you will agree that Roxboro is
properly called, “The Courteous
At C & A Plant
Construction of a new 11,000
sq. ft office and clinic at the lo
cal Collins and Aikman plant was
launched earlier this week by
the George W. Kane organiza
tion, according to announcements
from officials of the company.
The office has already been
moved into another part of mill
temporarily. The new structure
will be completed in about 100
days, it was estimated.
Luxuriously planned, the new
office will consolidate several
separate offices now being used
by officials, will be air-condition
ed throughout with partitions for
individual sections of glass and
plaster. The floor will be marb
lized asphalt tile over concrete.
The clinic, now housed in a
separate building, will have
quarters in the new portion of the
mill, 1,680 sq. ft., and will be
modernly equipped in every res
The local welfare department
has received Person County’s
quarterly C. C, C. quota, this
time being seven white and two
negroes. Preliminary applications
are being taken now and the ap
pointees will be assigned to
camp early next month.
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P. L. THOMAS
Chairman Board .of County
Person County is hajjpy to act
as co-sponsor alonj»»ith its
county-seat, RoxbSroJnror our
first annual “Hospitality Week,”
and we extend a hearty welcome
to each and every guest within
our bounds during the,week.
We urge every citizen through
out the county to attend and take
part in every event planned' for
our guests. Your presence is ne
cessary to make each event a
To our guests we say, enjoy
yourself during your stay here
and return To see us often.
Miss Margaret Hannah Critch
ct underwent a painful operation
at Watt’s hospital Tuesday. Lat
est reports this morning were
that she was resting as well as
could be expected.
Today f s
IT’S A GIRL
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Nicks, Jr.
are announcing the birth of an
eight pound baby girl, Carolyn
Woodward, Tuesday morning.
Both mother and daughter are
G. J. Cushwa was taken to
: Watts hospital Monday. His con
dition yesterday was described
as “not so good” by members of
i his family. He was reported as
j resting somewhat easier this
Thomas and Oakley, local drug
firm, this week is undergoing ex
tensive repairs to the interior of
the store. When competed, it
will be among the most modern
in this vicinity.
President Franklin D. Roose
velt through his personal aide,
Brigadier General Edwin M.
Watson, today notified the Times
that he would be unable to ac
cept an invitation to visit Rox
boro and Person County during
The Times on behalf of the peo
ple of this community sent a
special invitation to the nation’s
first citizen earlier this week. His
immediate reply expressed re
gret on not being able to ac
The letter directly from the
White House reads:
“The President has asked me
to thank you for your letter of
June nineteenth and to tell you
how much he appreciates yoUr
kind invitation to visit Roxboro
and Person County during your
“Hospitality Week,” June twenty
sixthrter July second.
“He regrets very much that it
will be impossible for him to ac
cept. Very sincerely yours, Ed
win M. Watson, Brigadier Gener
al, U. S. A.”
Week At Local
By Virginia Brandon, Librarian.
The Woman’s Club Library
wishes to take this opportunity
to welcome you to Roxboro, and
extend to you the facilities of our
rapidly growing library.
We believe that we have books,
pamphlets and magazines that
will help you in your daily work,
and our collection of books for
recreation and leisure reading is
constantly being added to.
We shall be honored to have
you visit the library and take
out a free membership card, and
hope that we can be of some
service to you.
Library days - Monday, Tues
day, Wednesday, Thursday, Fri
Hours Open: 10:00 - 12:30
2:00 - 5:00.
At Bushy Fork
Observing ladies night at their
first out-of-doors meeting of the
year, the local Kiwanis club met
in the Bushy Fork community
Monday evening at the regular
The home demonstration club
of the community served the sup
per on the latyn of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Whitfield and a bountiful
meal was enjoyed by those on
Following the dinner J. S. Mer
ritt spoke briefly on the forth
coming “Hospitality Week” and
urged residents of the Bushy
Fork community present to at
tend and take part in all events
planned for the week.
All Roxboro, Person Residents
Invited To Attend Every Event
With plans virtually complete for Roxboro and Person
County’s first annual “Hospitality Week” to get underway
Monday, county and town alike are awaiting anxiously the
first influx of visitors.
The vanguard of invitees expectedly will begin arriving
during the weekend with the number of guests increasing
daily until Friday’s festivities which will probably climax the
week’s planned entertainment.
With no way of determining just how many guests have
already been invited throughout the county, leaders yester
day unofficially estimated 2,000 as the number of invita
tions which have been sent out to prospective guests. Ap
proximately 600 invitations have been sent out from Hos
pitality Week headquarters but this is believed only a por
tion of those who have been invited privately throughout the
town and county. Many of the invitations are also for entire
The Rotary committee of R. L. Harris and J. W. Noell this
week announced that William B Umstead, Durham attorney
and former sixth district congressman, would be the princi
pal speaker at the mammoth picnic planned by the Rotarians
for Wednesday. Widely known throughout the county, the
selection of former solicitor of this judicial district is expect
ed to attract wide approval and support.
The Hospitality Week committee, headed by Mrs. B. G-
Clayton, yesterday emphasized again that every family
throughout town and county is cordially invited to attend
and take part in every event planned during the week.
According to Mrs. Clayton this morning, a date bureau
will be conducted at Roxboro Drug store and boys and girts
may register here during the week and dates will be secured
for those desiring them.
The complete program is as follows:
Monday -4t06 p. m. “Welcoming Tea” at Hotel Rox
boro. Leaders of civic, literary and home demonstration club
clubs to be in receiving line and everyone is cordially invited.
Mrs. J. H. Hughes is chairman of this event.
Tuesday evening - 8 p. m. Party at Hotel at which
bridge, Chinese checkers and any other games will be played.
All are invited. Mrs. G. I. Prillaman is chairman of this event.
On the same evening a dance at the Community house
for college age group and one at Legion Hut for high school
age will be held. Co-chairmen are Bill Harris 111 and Jimmy
Wednesday - 6 to 8 p. m. Community picnic at High
school grove sponsored by Rotary club. Every Person County
family invited to attend and bring a basket. Entertainment
features have been planned and principal speaker will be Wi’-
liam B. Umstead. Reade Jones is in charge of this occasion.
Tuesday- American Legion Day Parade in the morn
ing leaturing Danville American Legion band of 80 piecc3
and Ca-Vel and Bushy Fork drum and bugle corps. Lunch r.i
Hut for Legionnaires, their families and members of thj
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Word From Rotary
W. READE JONES,
Chairman of Rotary Hospitality
The Rotary club is happy to
have a part in Roxboro and Per
son County’s first annual “Hos
pitality Week.” Founded along
the lines of fellowship and hos
pitality, Rotary has always held
high these ideals of the full life.
The club extends a cordial
welcome to each and every guest
throughout town and county. We
are happy to have you here a
mong us and our only hope is
that your visit may be enjoy,
able and your departure one of
Our desire also is that through
this cooperative venture, town
and county may be welded closer
together to the ultimate glory of
Especially do we press our in
vitation for all our guests, for
THE TIMES IS PERSOlffc
PREMIER NEWSPAPER? *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
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every family throughout town
and county to attend the mam
moth picnic, Rotary’s own part
of the week’s program, Wednes
day at 6 o’clock. We hope you
will be there.