IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
, PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME X PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
NEW LEGAL DATA
Institute Os Gverament
v Issues Calendar Os Official
The institute of Government
has just distributed to city and
county officials in Person coun
ty, a calendar of the chief offi
cial pities required by statute to
be performed on specific dates
during the fiscal year 1939-40, to
be hung in the offices of officials
in the County Courthouse and in
City Halls, according to a state
ment by Albert Coates, Director
of the Institute.
The Institute is this week dis
tributing to county and city of
ficials in this County a summary
of all public-local, special and
private laws relating to this
county and its cities and towns.
Also ready for distribution by
the Institute are guidebooks for
tax and finance officers (includ
ing tax supervisors, list takers,
assessors, collectors, city clerks,
city and county accountants, man
agers, and attorneys.
They are (1) Tax Listing and
Assessing (168 pages 2nd. ed.),
(2) with a supplement containing
1939 legislative changes, (3) Tax
Collection and Foreclosure (220
pages 2nd. ed.), (4) with supple
ment containing 1939 legislative
changes, (5) chart of Schedule B
License Taxes with selected
Supreme Court decision and At
torney General’s rulings, and (6)
liefinancing of Bonded Indebted
ness of Cities and Counties.
Guidebook for Law Enforcing
officers (including police, sheriff,
mayors, judges and solicitors of
recorders courts):: (1) Scientific
Aids in Crime Detection (107
pages); (2) Law and Practice of
Arrests (114 pages); (3) Law and
Practices of Searches and Seiz
ures; (4) Investigation and Law
of Liquor, Narcotics, Gambling,
Prostitution. A Complete guide
book for registers of deeds;
Chapters in a guidebook for
clerks of court, dealing with (1)
Structure and Oragnization of of
fice, (2) Investment of Trust
Funds, and (3) the Powers of the
Clerk of Court as Notary Public.
'"These guidebooks are de
signed,” said Mr. Coates, “to give
to officials a clear and concise
picture of the powers and duties
of their respective offices, to
gether with the methods and
t practices of their predecessors in
office and of similar offices in
this and other states.”
To Dunn Church
Rev. Father Leo G. Doetterl,
pastor of the local Catholic church
since its founding several years
ago, has b:en transferred to the
Catholic church in Dunn, effec
tive immediately, and he has al
ready gone to his new field, it
was learned today.
Father Doetterl, ho lived in
Henderson and wa. also pastor
cf St. Paul’s Catholic church
there, will be succeeded by Rev.
Father Cletus Helfrich, for some
time chaplain of St. Leo's hospi
tal in Greensboro. The new pas
tor is expected to assume his
duties here at the next 'regular
“A god name is rather to be
chosen than great riches, and
loving favor rather than silver
Hoosiers Welcome McNutt Home
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Shown above is a view of the crowd that stood in Monument Circle in Indianapolis to welcome
their former Governor and now U. S. High Commissioner to the Philippines, Paul V. McNutt, home
from the Far East. Forty-three bands took part in the celebration which inaugurated the McNutt
for president drive.
On Worm Control
From Farm Office
The local farm agent’s office
has recently received a number
of requests for information on
the control of pickle and melon
worms which are widespread in
Their statement follows:
“Two specks of caterpillars or
‘ worms” commonly attack the
fiuit of melons, cucumbers, and
squashes. These are known as
the pickle worm (Diaphania ni
tidalis) and the melon worm
(Diaphania hyalinata). The pick
le worm is usually more abund
ant and is responsible for most of
the damage to melons grown in
the South. Because of their man
ner of attack, these insects are
very difficult to control, but par
tial relief may be obtained by
timely applications of poisons and
the employment of trap crops.
“To prepare a spray, mix 2
pounds of lead arsenate or 1 1-2
pounds of calcium arsenate with
50 gallons of water. If Bordeaux
mixture is used to control melon
diseases, the arsenical can be add
ed to the 50 gallons of Bordeaux
mixture. To prepare the dust,
add 1 pound of lead arsenate or
calcium arsenate to 5 pounds of
Spot News Os The Day
“ABOUT THE" SAME”
The condition of Miss Sue
Bradsher, popular clerk of court,
who has been a patient at Watts
hospital for several weeks, was
reported yesterday as “about the
same.” She underwent a serious
operation last week.
Hugh Woods, local grocery, was
entered Monday night by an un
known thief who left with only
a small quantity of change from
the cash drawer. He had net been
apprehended this morning.
Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff yesterday
took Person County’s quarterly
CCC quota to Madison where
they enrolled into the camp there.
Seven white and two negro
youths were selected for this
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Griffin To Be Inaugurated
Tonight As Rotary Leader
Roderick B. Griffin will be in
augurated tonight as sixteenth
president of the local Rotary
club, succeeding Howard K.
Other leaders also to be induct
ed into office tonight include: H.
W. Newell and Fred Long, vice
presidents, Reade Jones, secre
tary and E. E. Bradsher, treasur
er. Lee Umstead will succeed him
self as sergeant-at-arms while
Dr. A. L. Allen and J. W. Noell
will begin service as members o(
the Board of Directors.
The new president and board
of directors held their first ses
sion yesterday afternoon at which
tune plans for the new year were
Retiring officers in addition to
Strang include Claude T. Hall,
vice president, C. H. Oakley, sec
retary, John D. Mangum, treas
Past president of the club since
its founding in 1924 came in the
following order: J. W. Noell, J.
A. Long, N .Lunsford, Eddie Hill,
G.orge W. Kane, R. L. Harris, Dr.
B. E. Love, Rev. W. F. West, W.
A. Sergeant, O. B. Mcßroom, Dr.
J. H. Hughes, J. S. Walker, R. M.
Spencer, E. G. Thompson and H.
| quarter’s enrollment.
Tar Heel Chevrolet company
has installed a new aligner mach
ine, which makes it possible for
(hem to straighten axles without
heating or removing them from
‘he car. This machine also stops
hard steering, shimmying and
other defects of alignment.
An unknown thief entered
Hall’s Hardware store here Sun
day night and made off with a
small amount of change found in
the cash drawer. Entrance was
made through the rear door by
breaking the glass. No clues to
the identity of the marauder have
yet been found. Fingerprints were
found and recorded but as yet
have not yielded the crook.
In Radio Skit
Person County home demon
stration leaders today participated
in a radio broadcast originating
from W. P. T. F. in Raleigh as a
part of the National Farm and (
Home hour l t, -1 ".
Coming on the air at 1 o’clock,
the local women presented a skit
on the theme of “Kitchen Impro
Those appearing on the pro
gram were Mrs. C. E. Brooks,
president of the County Ciuncil
of Home Demonstration clubs,
Mrs. T. H. Clay, vice president,
Mrs. B. B. Bullock, secretary, and
Mrs. C. T. Hall, treasurer.
Is One Os Best
Reports from people who have
travelled over this state and other
tobacco producing sections indi
cate that Person County has one
of the best crops of tobacco that
is to be found anywhere.
The tobacco hers seems to have
had just the right amount of rain
and sunshine to make it do just
The first few barns of tobacco
were cured last week, but this
week finds tbs fire going under
many more barns and merchants
report strong sales on tobacco
twine that is used to tie tobacco
as it is tripped from the stalk,
(his can mean only one thing and
that is—the growers are prim
Farmers are delighted with the
fact that the market here will
open earlier this year than it did
last year. The date has been set
for September 14th. which is two
weeks earlier than last year.
There have been no announce
ments from the warehousemen,
but it is understood that all four
houses in Roxboro will operate
and that the proprietors will be
the same as last year.
Hail Strikes Large Areas
In Vicinity; Damages Heavy
28 More Negro
Twenty-eight more underpri
vileged Negro children were mi
nus their tonsils this moming as
a result of the Kiwanis Club’s
third Tonsil clinic at Person
County Training school yester
Dr. R. B. Wilkins of Wilkins
and Fassett of Durham as on the
previous clinic performed the op
erations, which brought to 76,
the number of Negro children
who have received the benefits
of the special Kiwanis sponsored
Assisting the surgeon were Dr.
H. M. Beam of the Kiwanis Un
derprivileged Children’s commit
tee. Dr. A. L. Allen, health offi
cer, Mrs. Blanche Vincent, Miss
Lake Allen, Mrs. Robert Long
and Miss Daniels, all of whom
contributed their services gratis
to the cause. Mrs. Rogers and
Miss Morton of Dr. Wilkins’ staff
in Durham were also part of the
Operating got underway about
8:30 and by 11:45, tonsils from
all 28 had been removed.
Preliminary examinations for
the next and final clinic have
been scheduled for Tuesday, July
11 at the local health office, ac
cording to Dr. Allen of the de
partment. The final clinic for the
series has been sst for Wednes
day, July 19.
Near Mt .Tirzah
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Sheriff M. T. Clayton and Pat
rolman W. A. Baxter took a swing
around Mt. Tirzah July 4 and
took into camp a 60-gallon steam
er and about 600 gallons of mash
just as the two operators were
beginning to fire up.
A white man and a negro
were on the soepe but took to
flight when the officers put in
appearance. The sheriff and pat
rolman gave chase but the law
breakers were too swift and left
the two officers far in the rear.
IT’S A BOY !
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Watson are
announcing the birth of a son,
James Benjamin, on June 29.
Mother and son are doing well.
July 4th Passes Quietly
As Citizens Enjoy Respite
People of Roxboro and Person
County observed a quiet July 4th.
and latest reports indicate that it
was also a sane Fourth. No ser
ious accidents have been report
A large number of residents
last Saturday and Sunday for the
nearest beaches and remained un
‘il Tuesday night. A few went to
the mountains and some visited
relatives in nearby communities.
Practically every place of busi
ness in Roxboro‘was closed with
the exception of the cases and
service stations. The drug stores
were closed Tuesday afternoon
and night. The bank was closed
both Monday and Tuesday and
resumed operations Wednesday
moming with a rush of customers
THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1939
Service Dry Cleaners, owned
and operated by Claude Harris,
has moved its location to the
same building occupied by new N.
C. Shoe Shop, next door to Wes
tern Union. In their new site, this
firm plans to be able to render
more efficient service than ever
W. G. Franklin
Os Heart Attack
Will G. Franklin, well known
in this county, died Tuesday night
about 10 o’clock at his home near
Cluster Springs in Halifax coun
Heart trouble was assigned as
the cause of his death. Funeral
services were held yesterday af
ternoon at Alton Baptist church.
He is survived by seven child
ren and a number of other rela
tives, many of which reside in
Group To Plan
Next Event Soon
A meeting of the “Hospitality
Week” committee will be called
at an early date to make plans
for this event for next year, stat
ed those who were connected
with the event this year.
Public opinion has already
proclaimed that this week be an
annual event and it is thought
that committee officers for the
coming year will be elected at
the meeting that'is to be called
Many of those who were guests
here last week expressed a de
sire to be invited back next year
and it looks like the big week
will be even larger next year.
It is thought that “Hospitality
Week” will be held in June each
year and probably the last week
in June. This week seemed to be
ideal this year in every respect.
Mrs. B. G. Clayton served as
chairman of this year’s event and
she will probably have the secre
tary of Chamber of Commerce
call the meeting for the latter
part of this week or the first of
Citizens who remained at home
during the holiday spent the day
playing golf, in nearby cities, ten
nis, attending ball games and
swimming. Some did nothing but
Merchants reported excellent
business during the weekend
prior to the Fourth. All mills paid
off and there was more money
in circulation than on an average
There were few special events
for the in this county;
no speeches and no fireworks dis
play. Just a general holiday and
everyone free to do as he or she
Business resumed the even ten
or of its way Wednesday morn
ing and the next general holiday
will be Thanksgiving Day.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER
Wide Sections Around
Prospect Hill, Cedar Grove
Ruined By Storm.
flail, spelling ruin to hundreds
of acres of tobacco, descended
upon parts of Person County and
neighboring counties yesterday
afternoon around 5 o’clock to
bring almost complete destruc
tion to what growers had term
ed their “best crop in years.”
Wide sections around Prospect
Hill and Cedar Grove and dip
oing over into adjoining sections
of Person were almost complete
ly ruined by the deluge of hail
stones which fell at three differ
ent times during the short inter
vals cf the storm.
Growers filing claims here this
mornipg were unanimous in term
ing their losses in tobacco, corn
and other crops almost complete.
Tobacco, described as their best
crop in years and already topped
in many cases 14 and 15 leaves
high, was stripped throughout the
(he whole area struck. Many were
describes as having one or two
leaves left hanging on one side.
Mrs. Betty Warren of Prospect
Ilill, whose home was destroyed
by' fire about a week ago and to
whose home fire insurance ad
justers were expected to go today,
this morning reported her entire
tobacco and corn crop almost a
Others hit by the storm report
ing here today included: D. S.
Smith, H. T. Walker, H. S. Bla
lock, E. O. Stanfield, D. J. Thomp
son, Jesse Brooks, A. G. Nelson,
G. M. Pittard, F. R. Roberson, J.
D. Blalock, Arthur Wells, L. H-
Anderson, Z. C, Burton, (J. H.
Wright ghd L. B. Phelps,
For Typhoid Tour
In commenting upon the second
typhoid vaccination tour which
gets underway tomorrow cover
ing the southern section of the
county, Dr. A. L. Allen, county
health officer, said the health de
partment would be glad to re
ceive requests from various
points in the county from which
a third tour might be arranged
to begin at the conclusion of the
Dr. Alien asserted that it was
still uncertain whether a third
tour could be arranged but the
requests for clinics were needed
in case a tentative schedule
should be made out. out. The
number which could reasonably
be expected at each point would
also be a deciding factor.
On the current tour as on those
previous, diphtheria vaccine is
carried for those under six years
of age who have never received
Attention was called by the
health officer to the office hours
which must be observed in re
ceiving vaccinations in Roxboro.
He earnestly urged that the
public not request office vacci
nations except at the regular
hours, Wednesday afternoons and
The current schedule which
will be observed for the next
four Fridays beginning tomorrow
Surl Church 9:30 A. M.
Mt. Tirzah School .. 10:30 A. M.
Moriah (Cash’s Store) 11:30 A.M.
Timberlake 12:30 P. M.
Hurdle Mill 1:30 P. M.
Bushy Fork 2:30 P. M.
Payne's Tavern 3:30 P. M.