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Fwfee For Louisiana
Earl K. Long, recently Inaugurated governor of Louisiana and brother
,«f the late Huey (“Klngfish”) Long, has promised the state a “ruthless
JMrge from within.” Long, former lieutenant-governor, replaced Gov.
p( c l l * W. Leche, who resigned because of illness, postponed his resig
nation when Dr. James Monroe Smith, president of the state university,*
disappeared, and then announced his final resignation. Smith, accused
fa embezzling SIOO,OOO, had previously quit his post. Long is pictured here
I With his wife, an ardent movie camera fan.
iCity Fire Loss For First
feSix Months Is Only $1,650
P Os The
|L HEAVENLY visitor
ST SCARES COAST
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I Portalnd, Ore. A terrific ex
plosion in the sky which was felt
| over a radius of 40 miles is be
lieved to have been caused by a
f huge meteor, described by an
eye-witness as being “as big as
Rj-4he moon.” Scientists believe that
I it was probably shattered upon
1 entering the earth’s atmospheric
! envelope, although no fragments
■ have been found.
Hyde Park, N. Y. President
Roosevelt signed the supplement
ary military appropriation bill
of $223,398,000, which brings the
total defense appropriation for
the fiscal year just beginning up
to $1,783,187,000, the largest out
lay for nation pi defense ever
made in a time of peace.
GOVERNOR’S ROYAL GIFT
Trenton, N. J. Governor A.
Harry Moore, who welcomed
King George VI and Queen Eliza
beth on the last lap of their trip
to die New York World’s Fair re
ceived an autographed photo
graph of their Majesties from the
British Consul General, as a tok
en of their appreciation.
: v theatre project costly
m .. y •
|; New York City—Following the
elimination of the Federal Thea
1f tre Project from the WPA pro
i. gram, three supposed “successes”
E playing Broadway under relief
S auspices rang down their cur
tains. Seasoned theatrical men are
i asking why “successful” plays
have to close when denied fur«
i ther Federal subsidies, and point
1 to the fact that in the first two
if yfeaM 6f the Federal Theatre Pro
ject the Government' invested
1 $25,000,000 for a box office re
-1 turn of only $1,000,000. It is es
i| timated that last year the Gov
j| eminent recovered only 10 cents
H x»ut of every dollar spent.
Chief O’Briant Says Depart
ment Answered 18 Alarms
A total fire loss of $1,650 was
announced for the first six
months of 1939 by Fire Chief
Henry O’Briant of this city re
Eighteen alarms, or an aver
age of three a month, came to
disturb the regular habits of
Rcxboro’s citizenry during the
the first hal sos the year.
Breaking the chief’s report
down to its component parts, it is
found that grass fires accounted
for four of the alarms while
sparks on the roof added three
more. Others were: one oil stove
explosion, one fire rolled down
from open grate, one defective
wiring, two unknown, four out
Only one false alarm has been
recorded during the first half of
In extinguishing the combined
blazes, 1950 ft. of 2 1-2 inch hose
was used, the pump operated for
50 minutes, 15 2 1-2 gallon soda
acid extinguishers emptied and
the large chemical tank used
With the first period at Camp
Cherokee now in progress, ap
proximately 65 or 70 Person
County scouts are in attendance
The entire Bushy Fmrk and Ca-
Vel troops are enrolled at the
camp this week along with sev
eral from other troops through
out the county.
Also encamped with the boys
this week are C. H. Mason and
Byrd Long, scout leaders of the
Bushy Fork Troop.
Another period of camp, sche
duled for beginning July 23, will
find East Roxboro and Longhurst
troops at the camp and local
scout officials have indicated
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lhat practically every scout in the
county will attend the camp dur
ing one of the periods of the
“Distinction is the consequence,
never the object, of a great
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Bill Is $3,326.90
For Last Month
$3,326.90 was the amount spent
for public assistance in this coun
ty for June, according to the
.monthly report just released by
Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff, Person Coun
ty superintendent of Welfare.
As usual the lion’s share went
for old age assistance, 241 per
sons receiving $2,174 in this di
vision. During the month, 190
children representing 74 families
were awarded $925 from the aid
Other items for relief showed
six blind persons receiving S9O
with $55.50 being allotted to gen
eral relief. Eighteen persons
shared in this latter division
while five others received $82.40
from a fund entitled “other fin
Movies Os Local
People At Theatres
Next Thursday and Friday, lo
cal theatres will feature movies
of local people taken during the
recent Hospitality Week, accord
ing to the recent announcement
cf Proprietor O. T. Kirby.
H. Lee Waters of Lexington,
well known motion picture ca
merman, spent most of Hospital
ity Week here “shooting” scenes
of events the big week of enter
tainment and hundreds of local
people will be seen in the films
to be shown at both matinee and
evening performances of both
theatres during the two-day run.
Danoe scenes, picnic scenes, the
big parade and other features of
the week were all covered by the
cameraman and offer rare en
tertainment for theatre goers, the
local theatre management believ
E. E. Thomas, popular local
druggist, underwent an operation
at Watt’s hospital Friday morn
ing. He is understood to be re
Along The Way
With the Editor
Well, here we are again with the news of the day—the truth and
the untruth—what has been and what is to be, giving everything
except a weather prediction and where the next marriage will take
place and who and what.
They paid the firemen last Thursday and believe me the boys
were glad to get their money. George Cushwa headed the list. He
was down for $13.50 and deserved every cent of it. Cushwa had
to pull the Reams avenue hill on foot before he could get to a fire.
The city certainly should buy him a pair of skates.
Ed Long lives next to Freeman Nicks. Ed has a nioe garden,
Freeman has none. Every time there are visitors at the Nicks’ home
he takes them around and shows them the garden that belongs to
Ed. Then he tells them that it is his garden and explains how he
raises each vegetable.
Cy Kirby has been having “Grocery Night’” at the theatre ev
ery Wednesday. Recently he decided to do away with this plan.
The trouble with the idea was that when he saw all of the gro
ceries that he couldn’t resist the temptation to take most of them
home. The result wai that he had very few left at the theatre
when the time came to give them away. On top of that trouble,
Teague and Joe, his brothers, came down every Wednesday right
after he bought the groceries and they also wanted some to take
Remember Clem Satterfield, brother of Preston and Meflk r
he used to live in Roxboro and drink branch water like the if
the boys. Well, he lives in Durham now but his daughter, who lives
here, had a big party for him last Saturday. Clepn was here and had.
a big time, buti#jM ittle while it began to dawn on him thatch*'
was an old mahfSklT boys tnat he once ran around With: were
at the party andvthey'toffei'e so old that they could hardly get about.
Clem realized that he.'tpcYWas getting a little anciejvt'arid instead of
eating ten pieces of filed _chicken he cut down' to eight. PrestOn
and Mellie took advantage” of the free meal and ate all they could
(stand. Will Foushee of Durham, also proved that he was a good
chicken eater and did away with two fried chickens. Percy Reade
was also in the race, but the boys lost count of his chicken after
he passed piece No. 12.
The local Kiwanfc club will
meet Monday evening at the us
ual-hour at the Olive Hill Com
munity house, according to an
announcement from club officials
yesterday. The ladies of * that
community will’ serve the club’s
supper on this oqGdsion.
Curing To Get
Earnest Thte Week
Tobacco curing in Person coun
ty will really begin week.
Although a few. bards have al
ready been cured reports have it
that fires will be started under
many barns this week. The bot
tom leaves are getting ripe and
priming time is here.
Tobacco has been growing and
getting ripe so rapidly during re
cent weeks that the crop is now
up with or ahead of last year.
Growers state that we have
had enough rain for several days,
but they do not think that the
tobacco has been damaged yet
by too much water.
Many local tobacconists who
go to the Georgia markets each
year have already gone and oth
ers are planning to leave in or
der to be on hand by July 25th.
Many more will go to South
Carolina by the time the market
opens there on August 3rd.
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To Begin Monday
A series of special services
will be held at Allensville Meth
odist church, beginning Monday
evening at 8 o’clock, it was an
nounced by Rev. T. W. Lee.
Rev. E. L. Hill, pastor of Mt.
Tirzah circuit, will be visiting
preacher of the week of meetings.
Rev. Lee announced that after
Monday there would be two ser
vices daily, one at 3 o’clock in
the afternoon and another at 8
o’clock each night.
Taxpayers Await Budget
Decisions Early This Week
T & O Announces Opening
As Ne<w Walgreen Agency
Phil Thomas and Curtis Oakley, owners of Thomas and Oakle;
Drug Store, next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday ar
celebrating the opening of a completely remodeled and modornize(
All friends and customers who
visit the store in the future will
find one of the most beautiful
and modern drug stores in the
Their store now a Walgreen
Agency, was designed by the
Walgreen architects and the con
struction work was all done
locally. One is immediately im
pressed with the harmonizing
color scheme which was carried
out through the entire store.
The proprietors, in explaining
the Walgreen Agency, pointed
out that Walgreen Company does
not own any part of the store,
however, due to this connection
the people of Roxboro and Per
son County are offered new and
seasonable merchandise at the
same time it is available in larger
cities. This also provides a much
larger variety and selection and
at the very lowest price.
The Walgreen Company owns
and operates over 500 drug stores
in the larger cities throughout
the United States and now has
over 2,000 Agency Stores such as
Thomas and Oakley-
The fountain department has
been rearranged and improved,
which will enable them to give
much better service. The seating
capacity will now accomodate
thirty persons. You may sit at
comfortable stools at the fountain
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The regular fluoroscopic clinic
will be held here next Wednes
day, July 12, acording to Miss
Lake Allen of the Health Depart
ment yesterday. About 30 pat
ients have already registered for
this clinic, she stated.
Country Club Course Near
Completion; All Greens Sown
Progress Also Being Made
On Other Phases Os Work
At The Club.
Progress at the local country
&ub has gone forward slowly
surely, and the project is
hewer completion with each
day’s passing, an announcement |
-v- Sowing of grass on all nine
i greens has been completed and
on at least five of the greens has
grown to such maturity that mow
ing is necessary. .
Other parts o! the club are
SUNDAY, JULY 9, 1939
New Officers Installed
Thursday At Hotel Roxboro
Meeting Os Club.
R. B. Griffin, inaugurated
Thursday night as sixteenth pre
sident of the local Rotary club,
took over the reins and imme
diately announced his committee
chairmen for the ensuing year.
The entire program Thursday
was given over to the annual in
stallation of officers and the
“keynote” address by the incom
New committee leaders an.
nouncod were as follows Inter
national Service . T. Miller White,
Boys Work - George W. Kane,
Rural-Urban relationships - Ben
Davis, Crippled Children . Dr. G.
W. Gentry, Community Service -
D. S. Brooks, Vocational Service -
Claude Hall, Finance . H. K.
Strang, Music . Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Woods, Rotary Information -
’ll, M. Spencer, Program - Dr. B.
IS.' Love, Attendance - Giepn Ti
tus, Fellowship - J.. Long,
■Membership - Fred Masten, Club
Service . N. Lunsford and Ser
geant-at-arms - George Fox.
Following his introduction by
retiring president H. K. Strang,
the new president gave brief re
port on his recent trip to the
Cleveland convention as a dele
gate from the local club and out
lined general plans for the com
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also readily being put into
shape for final completion. The
tennis courts, it was said, neted
only the installation of nets to
make them playable while the
clubhouse, itself, is rapidly tak
ing on the aspects of a completed
job. With the installation of show
-1 ers in the basement and other
sanitary facilities, this part of the
project will also be pronounced
Work on the immediate
ground around the clubhouse is
also going forward when the lim
ited W. P. A. labor is available.
THE TIMES IS PERSONS •*.
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES-
Boards Expected to Set
Both Town And County
Tax Rates At Coming Ses
Roxboro and Person County
tax payers are today awaiting
their fate, now resting in the
hands of their two govern
ing boards to be decided at sep
arate sessions Monday and Tues
Budgets for town and county
governments have been complet
ed by officials and await appro
val by the Town Board and
County Commissioners respective
ly. The former is scheduled for
meeting Tuesday night at the
City Hall with the latter meeting
tomorrow morning in the Regis
ter cf Deeds office at the County
With the approval of budgets
by the two boards, tax rates will
be set and Mr. John Q. Citizen
will know just where he stands
in the matter of taxes for the
The County Commissioners be
gan consideration of the county
budget at the regular meeting
last Monday but for several rea
sons they left the completion of
their task for tomorrow’s session.
The county school board meet
ing in the Superintendent of Edu
cation’s office yesterday gave
their official approval to the
school budget and this will be a
part of the total county budget
ready for final sanction by the
Last month’s session of the
town board was postponed be
cause of illness of several mem
bers but all are expected to be cm
hand for the important session
Group To Meet
Secretary Melvin H. Burke of
the Chambqatyt Commence, co
ordinating boSlpbr Roxboro and
Person j#fe£nt Hospital
ity Week, Yesterday said a meet
ing had been called for Tuesday
afternoon to make definite plans
for next year’s event.
Called to the meeting will be
members of this year’s steering
committee and Hospitality Week
leaders from the various cooper
Expected to come up at Tues
day’s meeting will be the selec
tion of a Chairman for next year’s
event. Mrs. B. G. Clayton acted in
this capacity during the past
This year’s steering committee
was composed of O. B. Mcßroom,
D. R. Taylor, R. B. Griffin, W. R.
Jones, R. H. Shelton, Dr. B. A
Thaxton, Mrs. B G. Clayton, Mrs.
J. H. Hughes, Miss Velma Beam,
Gordon C. Hunter, Mayor S. F.
Nicks, J. B. Snipes, O. T. Kirby,
J. S. Merritt and J. D. Mangum.
Electric Appliance Co. will be
gin distribution of their Measure
Keys Monday. . ■ -
Remember, if you get a key
it may be one of those that will
open one of the locks at this v
company’s store. If so you will
get one of the grand prizes. .
Hundreds of these keys will be
distributed and there will be
many prizes. . :