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VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY & THURSDAY
One Percent Os Ticks In
County May Carry Disease
Spotted Fever Seems To
Be On Increase In County
And People Are Warned To
In commenting on Rocky Moun
tain Spotted Fever this week, Dr.
A. L. Allen, local health officer
stated that his guess would be
one percent of the ticks in this
county carried the disease of
Spotted Fever. Dr. Allen was
careful to point out that this was
Vnerely a guess as no one knew
how many ticks were in this
county and then they did not have
much of an idea as to how many
did carry the disease.
Dr. Allen did make himself
clear on the point that this dis
ease was on the increase in this
section and he advised all people
who come in contact with un-
The condition of Bill New
ton of Moriah, who was tak
en to Duke Hospital last week,
is described as being about
the same. The crisis is expect
ed to be reached the later part
of this week. Duke officials
have expressed the belief
that Bill will recover since the
disease is not ordinarily so se
vere on children.
derbrush, trees or weeds to ex
amine their clothing and body at
regular intervals in an effort to
discover any ticks that might be
on the body or clothing.
Vaccination for Spotted Fever,
Dr. Allen said, is making rapid
progress. So far it has not been
used to any great extent in this
section, but as the disease con
tinues, it will probably be used
everywhere the disease is found.
It was also pointed out by Dr.
Allen that the tick should not be
mashed when removed from the
body. A physician should cauter
ize the place that was bitten im
So far there seems to be only
two ways to curb the spreading
of this dreaded disease. One way
is by vaccination and the other is
to remove all underbrush, trees,
weeds, etc. where ticks live. Sin
ce the latter is impossible it looks
like vaccination will be the final
Final Rites Held
For East Roxboro
Henry J. Owens, 69, of East
Roxboro, died at his home Mon
day, July 31st., at 2:30 p. m.
Mr. Owens had been in ill
health for the past several years,
but was not confined to his room
until several weeks ago. He suf
fered from heart trouble and had
been worse since the death of his
wife in April.
The deceased is survived by
seven children; four daughters,
Mrs. Luther Parrott, Mrs. Gra
ham Morris, Mrs. Webb Freder
ick and Mrs. Oscar Hull, all of
Roxboro, and by three sons, Jes
sie, Ed and Clayton Owens, all of
Roxboro. One brother, Ike Owens,
Funeral services were held at
the home in East Roxboro Aug
ust 2nd. at 4:30 p. m. Elder J. A.
Herndon of Durham and Rev. T.
M Vick of Roxboro, were in
charge of the service
Active pall bearers were
Messrs. Charlie Saunders, Flem
Monday, Albert 'Owen, Charlie
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Messrs. Clyde Carver, attorney
for the N. C. Leagues of Munici
palities, and William Newell,
field representative, spent a short
time in Roxboro Tuesday morn
ing in conference with City Man
ager Harris and F. O. Carver,
attorney for the city, relative to
town ordinances for this city.
Messrs. Carver and Newell have
already codified all ordinances
that have been passed since 1917.
The conference Tuesday morn
ing brought out the fact that this
city needed several additional
ordinances and some fifteen or
twenty were suggested by the
two representatives of the Lea
gue of Municipalities. They sug
gested ordinances relating to zon
ing, fire protection and other
things that are not regulated by
ordinances in Roxboro.
The proposed ordinances will
be drawn up, codified and sent
back to the city officials at an
early date. It will then be up to
I the city commissioners as to
whether they will be adopted or
not. It is not thought that all of
the proposed ordinances will be
adopted, but several that have
been needed will possibly be put
on the books.
WILL NOW WEAR
Badges Ordered Month
Ago, And Received This
Week By Fire Chief.
Some fifteen or twenty Rox
boro firemen have received bad
ges and are supposed to wear
Ihem when they are attending
their duties as fire-fighters.
The badges were ordered about
thirty days ago by Fire Chief
Henry O’Briant, but since it was
a special order some time was re
quired before they could be de
The badges are silver, with the
exception of the one that will be !
worn by the chief. That is gold. !
They are about the size of a half
dollar and pin on the shirt or
Prior to the time the badges
arrived, there was no way for
the general public to distinguish
a fireman at the scene of a fire.
Roxboro’s force is made up of
volunteers who are then appoint
ed by the city board. They wear
no special uniforms.
Chief O’Briant urges all fire
men to wear their badges while
on duty and to keep them in
their pockets at all times.
PIE AND CAKE SALE
The ladies of Circle No. 4 of
the First Baptist church will have
a cake and pie sale Saturday,
August 6 in the store of Burns,
Gentry and Strum. The sale will
begin at 9 a. m. and the public
is invited to come and get a cake
Friends of Miss Lucy Childress
of Durham, N. C., will regret to
learn that she is seriously ill at
the home us her sister, Mrs. C. R.
Tsk, Tsk! Such Is The Way Os Progress
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California beauty contestants are now judged on a scientific
basis. The beauty queens here are being tested in the “Shadcw.
graph,” a new device which gives their adequate measurements at
a glance. The Shadowgraph was first used to select the winner of the
Venice, Calif., Mardi Gras.
B* G. Rogers Found
Woodsdale Resident Had
Been Out To Catch A Cow;
Heart Attack Blamed.
Bennie G. Rogers, 60, of Woods
dale, N. C. was found dead under
a tree'on his farm yesterday af
ternoon about 5:00 p. m. Mr. Ro
gers been attempting to catch
a cow that he had a sale for and
Jim Rudder was waiting for the
cow. When Mr. Rogers did not
return as soon as was expected
Mr. Rudder started out looking
for him. He was found under a
tree and it is presumed that he
stopped there to rest.
It is thought that he overex
erted himself and that he died of
a heart attack. He had been suf
fering with heart trouble for the
past several years.
The deceased was a member cf
Woodsdale Methodist church. He
is survived by two brothers and
one sister, Joseph G. Rogers,
South Boston, Albert A. Rogers,
Woodsdale and Mrs. Bessie Bow
Mr. Rogers will be at Spencer’s
Mortuary until Friday afternoon
and then will be taken to Woods
dale Methodist church at 1:00 p.
m. There the body will be in
state until the funeral services
at 3:00 p. m. Services will be
held at the church with Rev, M.
W. Lawrence in charge.
Interment will be in the Rogers
Raiff’s Department store is now
in the process of being remodeled
from the front end to the back.
When this work is completed the
store will present a very up-to
date appearance and will be im
proved in many ways.
It is thought that the work will
be completed in a short time and
new fixtures Will be installed.
The store is open as usual dur
ing the remodeling period.
Raymond Webb cf Durham, has
rcepted a position with the Win
stead Warehouse in Roxboro and
will be there during the coming
1 obacco season.
Mr. Webb is a former Roxboro
citizen and has many friends
YOUNG GIRL INJURED
Kathleen Wilkins, young.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Winfrey Wilkins, was injur
ed yesterday evening at 7
o’clock as she was riding her
bicycle on Morgan street. A
run-away horse, ridden by
Bill Murphy, struck Kathleen
and knocked her from the
bicycle. She was knocked
unconscious and taken to
Community Hospital. No
bones were found to be
broken, but she had suffer
ed a head injury.
Bill Murphy was not in
Loses Part Os
Ray Jackson had the misfortune
to lose a small part or one fin
ger on his right hand Tuesday
night near Mebane, N. C.
Jackson went under a floor to
see if an electric drill that was
being operated above had gone
through the floor. Just as he put
his finger up to the floor the
drill came through and injured
It is understood that the finger
was amputated just below the
The Chinese National govern
ment has established a radio
broadcasting station at Lhassa in
Mr. & Mrs. Woods to Lead
Rotary Singing At M orehead
District Convention Opens
Today With Four Present
From Roxboro Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wood 3 of
this city will have charge oPall
music at the Rotary District Con
ference when it opens at More
head today. The conference will
be in session this afternoon and
tomorrow and a large number of
delegates are expected to be pre
sent. Mr. and Mrs. Woods are
very prominent in Rotary singing
Border Belt Prices Appear
Better; 16 -18 Cents Reported
As far as can be ‘determined
Person County farmers are very
well satisfied with the way their
tobacco crop for this year is
turning out. Much excellent to
bacco is being produced and the
crop this year-is considered to be
very much better than last year.
All farmers are busy this week
curing the golden weed and they
expect to be busy for the next
several weeks. Practically every
field in the county has some ripe
tobacco in it and much of this
is now being pulled.
There seems to be some dan
ger that farmers will not have en
ough barn room to cure the crop
as fast as it gets ripe and some
tobacco is already burning on the
stalk. However, every effort is
being made to cure the tobacco
as fast as it gets ripe and it is
not thought that much will bum.
Growers in this section are not
satisfied with prices that the
weed is bringing in Georgia, but
they expect prices to be better
as the buyers move this way.
Then, too, they know that this
crop is better than that of Geor
gia and Florida.
Many local tobacconists left
this week for the border belt
opening that takes place today
and these men indicated that they
expected prices to be better in
that belt than in Georgia.
The Roxboro market will open
on September 14th, with four
warehouses ready for the sale of
Board Meeting At
C. G. Somers, president of
Cherokee Council, has called a
meeting of all members of the
Cherokee Board for tomorrow at
4:00 p. m.
The meeting will be held at
Camp Cherokee and supper will
be served in regular camp style.
President Somers reports that
Camp Cherokee has had one of its
best years and that he wants all
board members to come up to
camp for one meeting.
R. C. Satterfield, popular Rox
boro citizen ,left Tuesday for
Johnson City, Tenn., where he
will enter a government hospital
for observation and treatment.
Mr. Satterfield has been in Rox
boro for the past three or four
circles and have been called up
on to lead on many different oc
Others from the Roxboro Ro
tary Club who will be present at
this gathering are W. R. Jones,
and President R. B. Griffin. All
meetings will be held at the At
lantic Beach Hotel.
This meeting is being conduct
ed at Morehead by the district
governor, Bill Kiker, of Reids
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1939
LUTHER M. CARLTON
L. M. Carlton of Roxboro, was
yesterday nominated by President
Roosevelt to be Postmaster at
Roxboro, N. C.
The next steps in this action
will be the Senate confirmation
and then the appointment. Senate
confirmation is expected any day.
Mr. Carlton has been a practic
ing attorney of this city for sev
eral years and is highly regarded
FOR OLD TRUCKS
One New Truck Secured
And Will Be Used In P. C.
T. S. On New Route.
The N. C. State School Commis
sion has allowed four school
truck replacements for Person
County, stated R. B. Griffin, sup
erintendent of education, Wednes
day morning. These four new
trucks will take the place of the
four worse trucks that are now
being used by the local school
system. A survey will be made to
determine which trucks will be
The Board of Education has
provided funds for one extra
school truck, or bus, for the trans
portation of colored children in
this county. This bus will be used
where it will accommodate the
largest number of children and
will probably be on the Durham
road byway of Moriah to the
Oxford road and into Person
County Training School. This
will be a new section for trans
portation and will greatly help
All school busses are now being
repaired by County Mechanic E.
M. Bailey and his assistant. They
are being gone over thoroughly
and expected to be in good shape
by school time. /
H. C. Gaddy, supervising prin
cipal for the Roxboro schools ar
rived in Roxboro Wednesday. Mr.
and Mrs. Gaddy will make their
home on Oak street next to the
residence of A. W. Clayton.
DIRECTORS TO MEET
The Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce will hold its regular
monthly meeting in the Cham
ber’s office on Friday, August 4,
at 5 o’clock. All directors are urg.
ed to attend and any members
who care to be present.
THE TIMES IS PERSON’B"'
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Today’s Estimated Average
Indicates Small Increase;
Farmers Register No Dis
satisfaction In Fairmont.
Reports reaching this city from
the Border Belt tobacco markets
indicate that tobacco prices there
on the opening day, August 3rd.,
are slightly higher on the opening
than they were on the opening of
the Georgia market.
S. B. Winstead, warehouse op
erator of this city, who is now
buying tobacco on the Fairmont
market wired the following re
Person County Times,
Roxboro, N. C.
Estimated average for first
four rows $16.50. Quality medium.
Prices a fraction higher than in
Georgia in my opinion. No evi
dence of much dissatisfaction a
S. B. Winstead
A radio report from the Lum
berton market stated that tobacco
there, today, was averaging $lB.
The Fairmont average for last
year was $23.31. The entire bor
der belt average for the season
was $22.95. Georgia opened this
year with a sixteen cent average
which wvs around ten cents un
der the opening day average for
Farmers in this section had
hoped that tobacco on the Border
Belt would be higher than Geor
gia and today’s estimates indi
cate that it may be. Official aver
ages will he hard to get before
tomorrow. Today’s estimates are
somewhat encouraging. -lit
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At Home Place
Joe E. Hensley, 86, of Cedar
Grove, route 1, died at his home
Tuesday at 12:25. Death came as
a result of heart trouble and com
plications. He had been in his
usual state of health until Mon
day morning when he suffered
a heart attack and never regain
Mr. Hensley is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Lula Hensley, and four
children; two sons, R. E. and J.
F. Hensley of Cedar Grove; two
daughters, Miss Mollie Hensley
of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Clara
bel Bradley of Mebane, N. C.
Five grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at
the heme near Prospect Hill on
Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. Rev. S.
P’. Nicks of Cedar Grove and El
der Currie King were in charge
of the service.
Active pall bearers were
Messrs. Frank Roberson, Ralph
Walters, Young Vaughan, Luth
er Boone, Madry Wilson and
Flower bearers were Louise
Roberson, Louise Brooks, Annie
Lou Hooper, Ned Hooper, Mrs.
Ralph Walters, Mrs. Madry Wil
son, Nellie Boone, Sallie
Wright, Mildred Foushee, Jennie
Mae Foushee, Frances Foushee,
Clarice Foushee, Nellie Obervey,
Elsie Obervey, Mrs. Bennie Fou
shee, Frances Foushee, Frances
Warren, Lucy Warren, Nellie
Warren and Mrs. Lewis Hoop
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Interment was in the Hensley