IT IT IS NEWS ABOUT
L PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDRY ft THURSDAY
TO RESIDE HERE
Has Been Associated With
Dr. McCutcheon For Year
Dr. J. D. Fitzgerald of Dur
ham has been named resident
surgeon at the local Community
Hospital, according . to an an
Dr. Fitzgerald will move to
Roxboro and establish a perman
ent office here and will do all
surgical work for the hospital.
Born in Davidson County, Dr.
Fitzgerald is a graduate of Duke
Medical school in the class of
1927. After serving his intern
ship at Watts hospital, he prac
ticed his profession in Burling
ton and at Watts.
For the past year and a half
he has been associated in the
practice of surgery with Dr. Mc-
Cutcheon, eminent Durham sur
geon. As an associate of Dr. Mc-
Cutcheon, he has performed
many operations at the local
hospital during the past year and
is well known throughout this
vicinity. His appointment to the
local post, it is believed, will be
well received by the residents of
The hospital recently under
went a wide reorganization by
which it was changed to a non
stock corporation managed by a
board of trustees, headed by N.
Lunsford, local attorney. W.
Rcade Gentry is in active charge
of the hospital as superintend
B. W. Gardner
Barn This Week
As far as can be learned, B.
W. Gardner of Roxboro, with a
farm in Olive Hill, is curing the
first barn of tobacco in this coun
ty. Gardner fired up on Tuesday
of this week and it is undrestood
that it is curing nicely.
Tobacco is looking good over
the entire county and promises
to be about as early as last year.
Growers have had about what
they needed in the way of rain
and sunshine and the weed has
been doing nicely.
It will be about three weeks
before curing actually starts in
this county. There may be one or
two more barns with a fire un
der them by next week, but these
instances will be rare. Curing has
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To Begin Sunday
At Rock Grove ~~
A special Mries 6f services at
Rock Grove chUtoh Will begin
Sunday at the 11 o’clock hottf,
according to an announcement by
3tev. Joe B. Currin this week.
Another service will be held
fSunday at 8 o’clock and at the
.‘same ;hour daily during the re
mainder 'Of the week. Rev. A. F.
Yarborough ,qf Milton will do
the pre*ehiJ)g.'Tlbe public is cor
dially invited rtojjttend each ser-
Surgeon Named For Local Hospital
A legal battle of wits by Vet
eran Attorneys W. D. Merritt and
L. M. Carlton provided unexpect
ed fireworks to an otherwise drab
session of Squire W. I. Newton’s
County Court Tuesday.
In State vs. Dee Smith, negro,
the two attorneys opposing each
other put on speeches and cross
examinations worthy of thous
and dollar retainers, Mr. Merritt
representing the defendant and
Mr. Carlton assisting his law
partner, T. Fitz Davis with the
The negro, charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon upon
a white man, O. T. Bagby, who
had interfered with his plowing
methods, was found guilty of
simple assault and given 60 days
in jail with leave for the County
Commissioners to hire him out,
this judgement being suspended
on payment of $lO and costs.
Other cases heard at Tuesday’s
term were Andrew Hayes, negro,
careless and reckless driving, sus
pended on payment of costs; R. E.
Hood, driving while drunk, con
tinued; Fred Jones, negro, pos
session for sale, five months in
jail to be assigned work on roads
under supervision of State High
way and Public Works commis
sion; Fred Jones, breaking and
entering, bound over to next Sup
erior Qourt term under SSOO
bond; Mamie Mangum, negress,
possession for sale, six months in
jail with leave for County Com
missioners to hire her out, sus
pended on payment of $25 and
ocsts; Theodis Faulkner, negro,
carrying concealed weapon, not
guilty; Reginald Carr Rogers,
careless and reckless driving,
continued; James Cole, illegal
A brief message from Clarence
Warren, local warehouseman,
who is now in Baxley, Ga., states
that tobacco there is curing nice
ly but that he does not believe
there will be much increase in
Spot News Os The Day
George W. Kane, local contrac
tor, has been given the contract
for a new home for L. C. Liles of
Timberlake. This house will be
a six-room dwelling and will be
located near the school building.
IT’S A GIRL !
Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell
are announcing the birth of a
baby girl, Susan Elizabeth, Sun
day morning June 25 in Mullins
(S C.) hospital. Mrs. Campbell
the former Miss Winnie Wil
burn of tiii? ci ty, daughter of Ms.
and Mrs. R. L. Mother
and baby are both doing
Thirty--fivd Negro childrerf
have been examined by Sr. A. L:
Allen for the Kiwanis Club’s
third tonsil clinic foi underpri
vileged children which vlill- be
held next Wednesday beginning
at 7 o’clock.
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Jock Wardlaw, popular band leader, and little Mae Parish, his
scat singer from Warner Bros, studios, tomorrow night will be
principal attractions at the Hospitality Week ball in High School
C & A Announces
School In Progress
Here This Week
L. C. Murphey of the State
Triple A offices in Raleigh this
week has been instructing 15 lo
cal people for positions as local
supervisors to do compliance
work in the Agricultural Conser
The school has been in pro
gress all this week in the grand
jury room at the courthouse and
from these 15 will be chosen
those who will get the jobs. This
selection will be made by the Ra
leigh office, after examinations
have been completed.
Their duties will be to assist
the farmers in getting a record
of their crops for the year. Work
will begin when the supervisors
are approved by the state office.
BANK TO CLOSE
Monday, July 3, has been de
clared a legal holiday by Gover
nor Clyde R. Hoey and therefore,
the Peoples Bank will be closed
all day Monday and Tuesday,
Gordon C. Hunter, executive
vice-president, announced this
morning. Patrons are requested
to take note.
The Roxboro Presbyterian
church will observe its Commun
ion Service at the 11 o’clock
hour Sunday, Rev. T. H. Hamil
ton said this morning. The reg
ular services, Sunday School and
yCyng Peoples’s meeting, will be
heldatTheif u£l>al hours.
‘HEBting very well”
6 J. CuSlHvi is improving
from an operation at Watts hos
pital Tuesday He was
reported today as resting weft
25 Percent Increase To
Plant To Be Built By
George W. Kane.
A 25 percent increase of floor
area, 110,520 sq. ft., was announ
ced earlier this weak at Collins
and Aikman by Resident Manager
Stuart M. Ford.
The new addition to the plant,
which will include basement and
first floor, will cover approxim
ately three acres of floor space
and will be joined to the present
plant cn the north side.
Contract for the new addition,
cost of which was not disclosed,
was let to George W. Kane, Rox
boro’s prominent building con
tractor, and Fred Masten, in
charge of the local branch of the
Kane organization, will super
vise the construction.
Specifications for the new
plant, Mr. Kane said, call for a
structure of concrete and steel
with saw tooth roof constrction,
all of which conforms to the
other part of the mill. A daylight
plant, the exterior of the new ad
dition as the other part of the
mill is of all-steel sash and win
dows and the best of materials
will be used throughout.
A complete model manufactur
ing plant, the new addition will
have such features as hardwood
floors, elevator?, humidifiers,
and complete sprinkling system.
The first floor will be re-infor
ced by concrete and entirely wat
er proof in order to prevent seep
age of water or other liquids to
the lower floor. The electrical in
stallation, the “Walker Duct
System,'” will be the most mo
dern on the market. >
Preliminary work got under,
way yesterday and actual exca
vation will be started July 5, the
entire job to be completed with
in six months. , !
The contractor in discussing
the new construction this week
said 26,090 cu. yds. of dirt would
have to be removed from the
sit?, which job would Consume
probably 83 days. This dirt, ha
said, would fed fflaced down id
front of Ca-Vel’s school building
to improve that pMpefty.
Only a hand full of its full
membership were on hand for
the second monthly meeting of
Person County’s Council of Soc
ial Agencies held at Hotel Rox
Meeting for the session at
noon those present were served
the usual luncheon by the Hotel
staff after which Jake Taylor,
president es the Kiwanis club,
and Mrs. G. C. Vickers, president
of the county council of Parent-
Teacher associations, spoke brief
ly on the welfare projects which
their respective organizations are
Taylor’s remarks centered a
iound the recent Kiwanis ood-liv
cr oil campaign sponsored in the
schools and tonsil clinics now be
ing put on for underprivileged
Mrs. Vickers told of her or
ganization's interest in provid
ing lunches for underprivileged
children in the school cafeterias.
Those attending included: Rev.
W. F. West", Rev. M. W. Lawren
ce, D. R. Taylor, Mrs. G. C.
Vickers, Rev. N. J. Todd, J. S.
Walker, Miss Lucille Davidson,
Melvin H. Burke and Mrs. T. C.
Antioch To Be
Hosts At Sunday
The Person County Association
al Sunday School meeting will
be held at Antioch church next
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The program includes: Devot
ional at 3 p. m.; roll call and re
ports at 3:10 p. m.; special mu
sic at 3:30 and a departmental
talk on the Junior department of
the Sunday School by Mrs. R. L.
Wilburn at 3:40. Adjournment
will be promptly at 4 o’clock.
A special conference session of
the Church, of Latter-Day Saints
has been scheduled for tonight at
7:30 o’clock at Kaplan Hall, ac
cording to Elders E. J. Whiting
and D. M. Call, missionaries of
the church stationed in this city.
President William T. Tew of
the East Central State’s mission
will be present as speaker along
with oth:r missionaries in this
district. The public is cordially
invited to attend this meeting.
Dr. A. L. Allen, local health of
ficer, today released his second
summer schedule of typhoid vac
cination clinics which will begiq
July 7 and continue on the 14th.,
%lst-, and 28th,
It is as fdiifcktti ' L ' ■
Surl Church §:§6 A hi
Mt. Tirzah School .. 10:30 a. m.
Moriah (Cash’s Store 11:30 a. m.
Timberlake ........ 12:30 p. m.
Hurdle Mills ........ 1:30 p. m.
Bushy Fork 2:80 p. m.
Payne’s Tavern ...... 8:30 p< ®.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29 ,1939
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Still On Program
Streets Lined For American
Legion Parade This Morning
By E. J. HAMLIN,
With three more glorious days still to come, Mrs. B. G.
Clayton, who’s more responsible than anyone else for Person
County’s first annual Hospitality Week, last night looked
hack over the fruits of her labors and said, “Each event so
far has been a huge success.”
Tomorrow night one of the biggest events thus far, the
big Hospitality Week hall, is scheduled to he reeled off in the
spacious high school gymnasium. Jack Wardlaw and his
Rolling Rhythm review will be on hand to furnish tingling
tempos for dancing feet as well as entertainment from his
group of comedians and entertainers.
The Byrum School of Dancing, Greensboro, consisting
of a group of outstanding dance and novelty numbers have
been engaged by the Kiwanis club, sponsors of the event
for a sparkling floor show during the evening, featuring the
Hollywood trio, Julia and Leo Byrum and Helen Dobbins.
Also appearing with the Byrum group will be Rebecca Hun
ter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hunter of this city,
talented dancer and fQrmer student of the school.
A striking contrast to torrid jitterbug tempos tomorrow
night will be the cool breezes which will blow over huge
blocks of ice to bring comfort to dancers and spectators alike.
Saturday will be an off-day as far as planned entertain
ment is concerned. No events have been planned.
Sunday churches throughout the county will pronounce a
benediction over the week’s program and Hospitality Week
will be a thing of the past. Many churches have planned
special Hospitality Week services for this day and Hospital
ity Week leaders are urging guests and homefolks a
like to attend them.
AMERICAN LEGION DAY
This morning thousands lined the Main street business
district to observe a colorful parade put on by the local le
gion post. Led by red-white-and-blue clad Col. Robert L. Per
kins on horse back, state patrolmen, local legion dignitaries
and Mayor S. F. Nicks followed in open car after - hich came
the 80-piece Danville American Legion band, veterans of the
Lester Blackwell post, the Ca-Vel scout drum and bugle
corp, local scouts and fire departments of Roxboro and Ca-
This afternoon two baseball games will be the main fea
ture of the entertainment, with festivities being broadcast
directly from High School park by Durham’s station W. D.
N. C., Fred Haney and Woody Woodhouse of the Durham
Herald doing the broadcasting. Short talks will be made ove •
the airlanes by Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr., Chairman P. L. Tho
mas of the County Board of Commissioners, Melvin H. Burke,
secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Jake Taylor and
Reade Jones, representing the Kiwanis and Rotary club: .
Baseball games will be between Legion teams of Durhai \
and Roxboro and between Ca-Vel and Longhurst, local rivals
of ancient vintage.
PICNICKERS HEAR UMSTEAD
Last night approximately 2,000 people gathered for thi
Rotary club’s mammoth picnic and heard William B. Urn
stead, former 6th. district congressman, pay high tribute to
the county and its citizenship as exponents of Hospitality
Introduced by R. L. Harris, the speaker, who claimed hi s
birthplace just outside the bounds of “Shake Rag,” lauded
Person as a “well-balanced county in a well-balanced state.”
Pointing to Person’s rapid economic growth, he expressed
hope for the continuation of those finer things for which she
has always been noted. Expressing hope that the Hospitality
program would be continued, Umstead asserted, “It is a fin?
thing to carry out a collective idea of hospitality.”
Prior to the address, a program of entertainment in
which a number of local people participated was put on by
W. W. Woods and S. B. Davis. J. W. Noell made the address
of welcome an E. G. Thompson presided over the speaking
portion of the program.
Out-of-town notables recognized in the picnic crowd in
cluded Mayor W. F. Carr of Durham and M. E. Newsom,
former district governor of Rotary.
Tuesday evening 128 guests and local people flocked to
Hotel Roxboro where bridge and other games held sway at
32 tables. Sixty-five prizes were given during the evening and
ice cream, cake and candy favors were served to the guests.
At the same time young people by the hundreds swarm
ed the Community House and Legion Hut for dances in the
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Monday, opening day, guests and local people were en
tertained at a “welcoming tea,” also at Hotel Roxboro
where womens’ civic, literary and home demonstration
leaders of town and county received the guests formally.
During the afternoon a musical program was presented by
Mrs. W. W. Wbeds, Miss Louise Walker, and Buddy Long at
the piano and ReV. T. H. Hamilton at the violin. The hotel
lobby and dining rOOtti were attractively decorated for the
occasion and light refreshments Were served during the as- «
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