IP Jfcis NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOtTLL
PH# IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDRY ft THURSDAY
Aged Roxboro Man Meets
Tragic Death After Fall
Washington, D. C. —Have you
seen a Jefferson nickel? Although
of these elusive coins
have been put into circulation
since last Autumn, hundreds of
communities, hundreds of thous
ands of citizens have never seen
one. The treasury denies that
they are being withdrawn be
cause of faulty design; in fact,
continues to mint them, yet they
disapear as fast as they reach the
WAR SCARE ABATES
Paris, France—Surrounded by
somewhat calmer threats of war,
Paris celebrated on July 14th the
150th anniversary of the Fall of
the Bastille, traditional begin
ning of the French Republic,
with the outbreak of the Revolu
tion. A vast display of French
military power finds England
more definitely aggressive in de
fense of the freedom of Danzig,
Poland stiffened by her Allies at
titudes, and Germany scoffing at
the democracies over a war
“scare” that really was never con
templated from the outset.
New York City—A 100-room
French chateau, with 440 acres
and a private golf course, Long
Island showplace of the late Otto
H. Kahn, international banker,'
have been acquired by the New
York City Department of Sani
tation as a recreation spot for
department employes and their
families. Over the-, weekend 15,
000 of. the new owners inspected
their new “oountry hom*” on'
its official opening.
George Oakley, young Roxboro
man is Among the 96 young men
from many partrof the state who
are being trained at the stsfee
highway patrol camp near Hen
Fifty of these candidates will
be given places on the highway
oatrol August 1, which will rOtae
<ha-number of- patrolmen to 170'
in accordance with the act of the
legislature of 1939.
the meri who entered the camp
wei£ received after a very ngor
our. examination which eliminat
ed nearly J balf of thise who made
application for the training camp.
'lifts Xiwanis' ’club’s joint meet
ing-with QkftM” Which* was sche
duled foi‘‘ttftihday bight, has been
paatfibntd'lnd the'tegular meet
ing of 'the club will be held at
Hotel Roxboro, if was announced
HERE FROM GEORGIA
Clarence Warren, local tobac
conist, is spending this weekend
in Roxboro. Warren has been in
Baxlty, Ga. for the past several
weeks wheye he will operate two
He reported the Ga. -
: crop as being heavy, but of not
J. M. Pass, 81 Falls Down
stairs At Bachelor Apart
ment Near Here.
J. Munford “Munch” Pass, 81,
well known aged Roxboro man,
met a tragic death early yester
day morning when he fell down
♦he steps at his apartment across
from S. Pi Gentry’s store near
here, suffering a fractured skull.
Mr. Pass had been keeping a
bachelor apartment across from
the Gentry store for a year or
more, prior to this time having
lived in Roxboro since his re
tirement from active duty with
the Virginia Highway department
several years ago.
He was aparently in his usual
state of health, having already
arisen an put on coffee for his
breakfast when he started down
from his room and was heard to
fall. An investigation by neigh
bors revealed he had fallen down
the stairway, striking the steps
with his head. Rushed to Com.
munity hospital, he died about 7
o’clock, having suffered a stroke
of paralysis as a result of the fall.
He remained unconscious until
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs.
Mary Jane Jones and Mrs. Lucy
Pass Featherston and one broth
er, W. T. Pass, all of Roxboro.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the
home of hia sister, Mrs. Lucy
Pass Featherston, on Academy
street. Rev. W. F. West, his pas
tor, will be the officiating min
ister. Interment will follow in
Active pall bearers will be
Messrs. S. P. Gentry, Roy Pixley,
G. B. Masten, F. L. Masten, Edgar
Masten, J. G. Pass.
‘ Flower bearers include Messrs.
W. K. Moore, T. A. Long, A. M.
Bums.R.'L. Wilburn, J. W. Noell,
G. W. Kane, W. A. Sergeant, E.
E: Bradsher, W: D. Merritt, Pres
-ioh Sattotfield,’ F. J. Hester, W.-
H. Nbvtrell, J. S. Walker, M. W.
Satterfifeld,' J. ; A. Long,' W. R.
Woody. G. W. Walker, R. W.
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RETURNS FROM GEORGIA
‘ Bright Ashley 'has returned to
i;dxbOM frbmAtlanta, Ufa., where' «
foW'iift : “Cfentury”
for Congressman Harold Cooley
of Nashville, N. C.
r * Mi 4 .’' kshley is'With tiie' C. H.
Joyner Motor Co. of Roxboro and
Along The Way;
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Flash Lawrence Hall lives with George Pulliam. A few days
ago he went into George's garden to get a cucumber—so he said,
When be returned home he had a pumpkin and a good size one at
that LawVenOt mutt be cdlor-blind. "
Glenn StoVall gnd Williim Yancey took *ll the members of their
force to thwWkt4tteht , *ree)if-end. They also took Wash Wiley "Toots”
Mangum, the colored boy "who at- Bumpass and Day. Wash
Wiley reported a splendid'vacation and wants to go with Glenn and
Willie onv®ther trips dtfat they plan to take.
Unless a certain prominent farmer who lives in this county
pays his subscription to this paper Hie wilier of this Column is go
ing to make publhi'announcement Os the fact that he has been cur
ing tobacco- on fKmday.
Brodie Riggsbee is planning- to taikte a Vacation soon and he'
would appreciate any information on spots of interest in this county.
Brodie says that he finds it impossible to go to the beach or to the
World’s Fait and that hr will have to hang around Person.
Tommy 4 Hatchett and Henry Long, Jr. have just returned from
their vacation journey. They report a pleasant stay of one week at
Loch Lily. While there they visited Rudder’s Store, Clayton’s Store*
the old mill, and saw several nice fields of tobacco.
Gordon Hunter: and David Brooks have been attending ths
Bankers’ School at Chapel HilL This does not mean that their pre
vious education has been neglected^ but it does mean they are learn
ing more about how to make safe loans. Even though summer school
is on at the university and there are over 1,000 girls there, both
David and Gordon reported that they had a very nice time.
ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Dictators Bester Speed Aggression, or Elie -
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Map shows how France and Great Britain, aided chiefly’by Turkey, have strengthened their positions in
the Mediterranean against further aggression by Italy and Germany. New Turkish pacts with London and
.Par.'s, leading to an anti-dictator Balkan bloc, have kept European diplomats busy while British and French
fleets strengthened their positions. Many observers think the Rome-Bertin axis has been “stymied” by
these democratic counter moves. *
Into City Bus;
The Roxboro city bus, owned
and operated by Bunn Mcßroom,
and an automobile figured in a
wreck Thursday night at 11:30 o’-
clock on the Roxboro - Longhurst
road near Mcßroom’s home.
Graham Duncan, of the Loch
Lily community, was operating
the car that is alleged to have
struck the rear end of the bus
as it was stopped on the highway.
Rainey Clayton, the only other
occupant of the car, suffered with
a broken arm and several cuts
and bruises about the head. He
was knocked from the front to
the back seat of the car as a re
sult of the impact. Mr. Duncan
was uninjured as was Mr. Mc-
Jim Anderson and Charlie
Wade, night policemen on duty,
investigated the wreck. Officer
Wade explained that the bus had
eoihe to a stop.and Sir. Mcßroom
was attempting to turn in after
traffic had passed when the Dun
can car crashed into the bus.
The caY was badly damaged
amhttie Test rear door of the bus
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- Mr. and Mrs! Clyde Swartz and
son, Don, }eft Ffiday for Rich
mond where they were to have a
cast removed from Don’s foot at
a Richmond hospital. They ex
pected to visit relatives in Roa
noke before returning.
County Farm Agents Urge
That Farmers Join Tour
By Farm Staff Member -
* For many years the old saying
“Seeing is Believing” has proved |
1 its truth. Psychologists say that]
a thing which can be impressed:
upon the visual sense can be |
. maintained, and is of greater j
value than any other type of'
All of this being true, leads up 1
to the fact that a Farm Tour, to
see how other folks do the job,
is worth more to an individual
than merely reading about it. A
farmer having discovered ways
by which his farming is made
more effective is doing the most
worthwhile thing he is capable
of when he pauses to tell another
farmer his methods.
The homemaker who has learn
ed the art of refinishing lovely
old furniture can so easily inspire
others to do the same thing if she
has a handsome piece to exhibit.
The housewife who is in the
process of improving her work
shop—the kitchen—will derive a
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Boy * Wins
Clyde Sullivan of Bethel Hill,
Person county, Monday won a
public speaking contest at the
11th annual convention of young
Tar Heel farmers, in session at
N. C. State college. He spoke on
“Soil' as a National Problem.”
Sullivan Gibbs of Englehard,
Beaiifort county-, placed second,
and James McAllister of Roper
high school, Washington
was third. Their subjects, re
spectively, were “Soil ; Conserva->
tk>n” and “Electricity on the
High scores in a contest on
judging dtury cattle, beef
Utility poultry, and breeding
swine were Arnold of Sum
ner high school, Guilford county;
Earl Carter of Madison high
school, Rockingham county; and
BHI Bingham of Cove Creek,
Watauga county. They will form
a team which will represent
North Carolina at the National
Future Farmers of America con
vention at Kansas City in Oct.
Governor Hoey and Clyde A.-
Erwin, superintendent of public
instruction, addressed the yodng
farmers at a banquet session.
The convention, Which started
Wednesday, ended Friday follow
ing the election of new officers.
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 1939
j In Progress At
j Dutchville Church
The annual association of the
j Lower Country Line Primitive
j Baptist church got underway yes-
I terday morning at 11 o’clock at
the Dutchville church, two miles
from Creedmoor, and large num
bers from this county are in at
Elder J. A. Herndon, pastor,
opened the three-day service yes
terday morning and following
an intermission for lunch, mes
sengers from the 18 churches of
the Lower Country Line associa
tion held a business session, sel
ecting the time for the individual
sermons and transacting other
Crowds numbering many thou
sands are attending the annual
meeting and many members are
tenting on the church grounds,
m£ntaShihg their oWh commun
ity during the service, which*
WflT W brhUgkt td a close Mon
day at noon.
F. D. Long, prominent Person
County citizen, as usuaTis jnoder
ator of “’the association. Approxi
mately 30 to 35 ministers were
expected to be in attendance
during the three-day session.
Here’s One Writer’s Impression
Os Recent Movies Os Local People
In a short time you will pro-'
bably hear the news—“Roxbor
people headed for Hollywood.’’
Recent movies taken durini
Hospitadity Week and- shown I
the local theatres last week prfl
Ved-beyond a reasonable dou
that many of our Roxboro citizei
have talents and looks th,
should take them a long war
: moVie-eoloftles.- -« ; -r ; I
Here’s one writer’* - imprel
sions after he saw these movit
laslwedt,. p O :*■,
Bm miTis HI cati easily tal
♦he place- of Wallace RehJ or
Vaiefatfnd. ' Both -of the!
stars have passed on, but Billy
Eddie Canter need not worr
about- (leaving the movies. Ro>
boro has a man who can' tak;
his' place. That man is none oth
er than Melvin Burke. He screed
WHL sti. 3 J
Fatty Arbuckle is gone, bq
Karl Burger can be had for
price, and Karl looks lib
a million on the screen.
Tobacco Crop Shatters
Records; U. S. Corn Crop
Greatly Above N ornal
An additional teacher for the
Bushy Fork school, a high school
instructor, was allotted Thurs
day by the State School commis
sion, according to an announce
The Bushy Fork annonuce
came along with the allotment of
teachers for other sub-standard
schools throughout the state.
According to the statement by
the school commission, the law
slates that 60 pupils are required
before a high school may be
established and the legal mini
mum for an elementary school is
25. In some instances, however,
the commission has found it bet
ter to operate schools with small
er attendance and the sub-stan
dard school group resulted.
Teachers for county and city
units, other than the sub-stand
ard group, were alloted several
With Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr. as
principal speaker, Rotarians and
their wives Thursday night held
an outdoor meeting at Allens
_ ville Methodist church.
Approximately 65 Rotarians
and Rotary Annes were on hand
for the delightful picnic dinner
served by the ladies of the
church and the address of the
mayor, the only feature of the
* Nifckx; discussed the recent Hos
pitality Week, held here as a co
operative event between town
and county and pat particular
enrpfc'as& ori tlie irrifcoirtaflief of
an asset to both.
The program was in charge of
Dr. B. E.‘ Love, who was- pinqft
hitting so rthe absent Ben DaVis.
o ■■■■■—7 ;*'
“Faith is a higher faculty than
i Jtit for 'Roxboro. „ha?
continues on this week and
ll be pleased with our prices
ldreds of Bargains
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jett’s Dept. Stone
jxboro-s Shipping ■G'mttfr
fHE TIMES IS
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.- *
Possibility Seen Os Un
marketable Supplies As
Result Os Current Crop.
The largest tobacco crop on re
cord and a corn crop far above
normal threatens to shoulder
Secretary Wallace with new sur
plus problems as he embarks on
a $928,000,000 program designed
to help solve old ones.
A forecast by the Federal Crop
Reporting Board last week rais
ed the possibility of unmarket
able supplies of com and tobac
On Secretary Wallace’s recom
mendation, Congress voted an un
precedented sum of $23,000,000 to
finance the disposal of a portion
of these surpluses. Some of the
money will be used to distribute
commodities among the nation’s
relief families. The remainder
will be used to offset the losses
in selling some of the products to
foreign buyers at cut-rate prices.
The remaining $275,000,000 will
be divided among farmers who
curtail their planting operations.
Factors responsible for the lar
ge corn and tobacco forecasts in
clude unusually favorable weath
er in June, a sharp increase in
plantings of high-yielding hybrid
corn, and a big expansion in to
Officials said that if the Aug
ust report indicated a corn crop of
2,570,795,000 bushels—the amount
forecast yesterday—the supply
for the coming season might ne
cessitate special governmental
action to prevent unduly depres
sed prices. There is an estimated
surplus of between 400,000,000
and 450,000,000 bushels from pre
The governmental action might
take the form of marketing quo
tas. If approved by two-thirds of
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Bumper Weed >
Crop Being -i
With tobaiicd seßirig* 'iitffedfaw
ihg >t*oK«g -tb« ctbpl M , >Person
County i*em* to tbepttdffit’g bet
ter each day. The rains have
been about right and the sun
shin^'did 'all thaj wys expected.
The one big fear of the farmer
now is that all the tobacco is go
ing to get ripe at the same time
and that there will not be bams
enough to cure the weed. This
year’s crop appears to be very
uniform and it looks like ft large