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Community Hospital May
Receive Duke Aid S&on
Dr. W. 8. Rankins oi Duke
Endowment In Roxboro
Dr. W. S. Rankin, director of
the Duke Endowment, was pres
’ ent at a meeting of the directors
otyGomnwuty Hospital Thursday
evening and after discussing this
hospital, the outlook for assist
ance from the Duke Endowment
in tbe care of chanty patients ap
pears very encouraging.
The directors and others met
in the office of Dr. G. W. Gentry.
Those present were S. M. Ford,
C. T. Hall. J. W. Noell, Phil
Thomas, R. P. Burns, J. S. Walk
er, S. F. Nicks, Jr., G. W Kane,
G. C. Hunter, A. W. Clayton,
R. L. Harris, B. T. Brown, E. G
Thompson, F. D. Long, Nath
Lunsford, W. Reade Gentry, Dr.
G. W. Gentry, Dr. J. D. Fitz
gerald, Dr. B. A. Thaxton and
Dr. E. M. Hedgepeth.
The Roxboro Hospital is now
being operated as Community
Hospital and is managed by a
board of several trustees. It is a
non-profit institution and oper
ates in compliance with the re
gulations of the Duke Endow
Humphries Oil Co. of Roxboro
calls to the atention of motorists
of this section that they can se
cure the Shell “Share The Road”
emblem at any Shell Service Sta
tion in this county.
Mr. Humphries, manager of the
oil company, is anxious for peo
ple here to get rid of all “Screw
drivers” and he believes that
these little emblems can do much
Port, Washington, N. Y.—With
the regularity of a railroad sche
duel, six trans-Atlantic airplanes
used the Pan American airport in
a single day with a total of 101
passengers. Arrivals included the
Dixie Clipper from the Azores,
'thq Bermuda Clipper from Ber
muda and the French test flyer,
also from Horta, on a prelimi
nary survey flight for the new
trans-Atlantic service from
France. Departures included the
Yankee.-Clipper for Toynea, Ire
land, and ■taro Pan-American
Clippers for Baltimore, Md, --
EVERT SUNDAY ft THURSDAY
Riley O’Briant, prominent farm,
er of the Ca-Vel community, lost
a barn of tobacco Thursday night
about ten o’clock. The Ca-Vel
fire department was called, but
could not extinguish the fire.
They did save a p'ackbam that
was near and contained four
Officials Secure _
New Site For
Fair This Year
The Person County Agricultur
al Fair Association yesterday an
nounced the purchase of a site
located to the rear of Sam Bar
nett's Service Station located on
the Long-hurst road about one
mile from the business district of
President R. L. Perkins stated
that the fair would be held on
this site this year and that work
would start on the construction
of a fence at once.
The new site is right on the
main highway and is very con
venient for the public. Ample
parking space will be arranged
for all cars.
Mr. Perkins also stated that
the fair ground would be used
as a public playground when
not being used for the fair. An
exhibit hall will be constructed
and this can be converted into a
skating rink during the time that
it is not used for exhibits. It is
also planned to stage horse shows
inside the grounds time to
Dr. Fitzgerald ty»s opened of
fices in the Satter
field building on street of
Mrs. Collins Terry has been se
cured by Dr % Fitzgprald .and is in
the office at all time.
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AT VIRGINIA BEACH
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Thomas and
son are spending this week at
Roxboro firemen were called
from their beds Thursday night
by the fire siren at about 12:00
o’clock. The cause of the alarm
was a burning motor in the meat
department of Moore’s Cash
Store. The motor caused a large
amount of smoke and was dis
covered by Officer Wade as he
made his rounds.
Other than damage to the mo
tor, there was no loss.
A very peculiar incident fol
lowed the loss at Moore’s Store.
The person at the fire station
who threw the fire siren switch
did not pull the switch out far
enough when the alarm was cut
off and this motor also burned
out while the fire truck was out
of the station. Smoke was pour
ing from the siren motor when
it was discovered, but the motor
was gone before anyone arrived.
The Thompson Insurance Ag
ency has again acepted as a quota
for life insurance during the
month of August $50,000 in pro
duction. While this is a large a
mount of insurance, we have suc
cessfully reached or passed our
quota each August during the
past few years.
The Jeferson Standard Life
Insurance Company is the South’s
largest financial institution, and
their contracts are superior to
those issued by any Company in
business. Policies may be written
for children or adults, and there
is a special type of policy for ev
ery need. This Company invests
their entire assets in the south,
and thus helps - build up our own
section of the state. Why send
your money to a northern insti
tution to develop their commu
nity when the-south-needs- every
d6llar of its citizens' wealth to
develop its own natural resour
If you are contemplating in
creasing your insurance program
jwithin the-next few months, we
: would like for you to give ser
ious consideration to increasing
it this month. We are counting on
our friends to cooperate with us
in order that our goal'may be ob
tained. For quality contracts and
superior service l see us today ■—
tomorrow may be too late!
Thompson Insurance Agency
E. G. Thompson W. G. James
Dr. A. L. Allen of the Health
department, has submitted the
following report of the depart
ment for the month of July, 1939.
“The program of endeavor has
been generalized with concen
tration on vaccinations, examina.
tions for consumption, and assis
tance at tonsil clinics.
“As will be noted in the re
port, there has been a notable in.
cidence of ‘ contagious disease,
seven distinct kinds of infectious
disorders having occurred,” Dr.
Smallpox 41, Diphtheria 88, Ty
Total treatments 501, New pa
tients 12, Blood tests 79.
Patients fluoroscoped 67, Posi
tive diagnosis 7, Tuberculin tests
6, Public lectures 1.
Infant and School Hygiene:
Children examined for tonsil
ectomy 29, Anaesthetic given by
health officer 37, Field nursing
visits 44. -<
Pregnant mothers examined by
physician 11, Patients advised in
contraception 10, Nursing visits
to cases 13.
Case inspections 53, New Priv
ies Installed 30.
Whooping Cough 20, Syphilis
11, Tuberculosis 7, Rocky Moun
tain Spotted Fever 2, Scarlet Fe
ver 2, Diphtheria 1.
Named To Assist
’Three Person County farmers
have been named by the Farm
Security Administration, U. S.
Department of Agriculture, to
help County Supervisor Joe Y.
Blanks, Roxboro, N. C. carry out
the tenant purchase program.
Tom B. Davis, John M. Brew
er, and J. H. Shotwell, all well
known Person County farmers,
were chosen members of the
County FSA Advisory committee.
The announcement was made ear'
ly this week by Vance E. Swift,
FSA State Director, Raleigh, who
said he had just received the of
ficial wire from Regional Direc
tor Howard H. Gordon, Raleigh,
Advisory groups now have been
named in 100 counties in this
state, chosen as counties in which
loans will be made this year to
tenant farmers for the purchase
and improvement of farms. These
include counties designated last
year as well as new counties re
cently added to the list.
The county committees were
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NEW DUO THERMS
Electric Appliance company
has received the new Duo Therm
Heaters for 1940, These new.
Duo Therms have* am*H4m tkfrt
blows cool air, in the summer and
hot air in the winter. The fan will
throw the air out much: faster
than an ordinary heater, if: quick
heat is desired. In the summer
it acts as an electric cooling unit.
Electric Appliance Co. invites
everyone in to see these new
RETURN FROM N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Satterfield
returned Saturday from New
York City where Mr. Saterfield
spent last week on business.
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C. Os C. Starts Drive To
Build Local Tobacco Mart
Complete Audit Finds City
In Excellent Condition
City Retired $11,817.68 In
Bonds Last .Year; Operat
ed With A Surplus Os
After a complete audit of the
books of the city of Roxboro by
P. W. Hutchins of the firm of
Ashlin and Hutchins, it was prov
ed that Roxboro was in good l
shape at the end of the fiscal
year. The city, after paying all
bills, had a surplus of $15,437.28.
It was also discovered that
Roxboro paid off bonds last year
to the extent of $11,817.68. The
Water department operated at a
profit of $19,102.38; the Water de
partment took in $38,410,70.'
The sinking fund has an in
crease this year over last year of
A complete summary of the
final audit furnishes the follow
Bonds Retired $11,817.68
(These were 15 year funding
Operating Costs $19,308.32
Cash $ 1,970.81
Total Assets $23,029.75
(At 7-1-38 assets of this fund
were $20,215.38. Increase this
year $2,8i4.5§.) ' «
Cash on hand, all sources, June
30, 1939 - $21,653.13.
General Fund $32,147.71
Debt Service $25,167.59
Debt Service 27,220.28
Surplus . $15,437.28.
Along The Way
With the Editor
T. K. Glenn has a Car that he wants to trade for a nice new one.
His car is seven or eight years old, runs like a regular automobile,
but he can’t get the trade that he wants. He has been figuring on
a par that sells for about one thousand dollars and so far he and the
dealer axe still nine hundred dollars apart. „ ..
Clyde Murphy and LawTenq** Jtall haye returned from Caro
lina Beach: Clyde said th*V all of the girls were very nice to them
and that they seemed to appreciate the fact that he and Lawrence
delected Carolina Beach. In .ci&Se ans pf the other boys are interest
ed they Have quite 1 alew phone numbers.
i Witfiftr M&lone has return'ea from his vacation. He, had relatives.:
ih L Wihttington and Norfolk, so Wilmer went to Wrightsville and
Yii%inia Beach. He had a nice tittle, but we have no report frOrn ttoe
Ivey Featherston said that he was going to advance the price of
tobacco just as soon as he got to South Carolina and sure enough
the market started off at eighteen cents. All of this proves that
Hfe must be more powerful in tobacco circles than we had given him
credit for being.
Roy Jones has just returned from a nice trip to Anderson, S. C.
He reports that the grocery stores down there serve nice meals. Pork
and beans, sardines, crackers, etc., make a nice lunch and they are
: There is no recession—■lvey James is getting ready to build a
nice new house on Lamar Stret and Wheeler Newell is going to da
the «ntn* thing. Wonder whore they borrowed -the down payment?
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 1939
L. M. Carlton’s appoint
ment as postmaster for Rox
boro, N. C. was confirmed
by the U. S. Senate late Fri
day night. A telegram from
Congressman Lon Folger was
received by this paper Sat
urday morning, reading as
Person County Times,
Roxboro, N C.
Carlton's appointment as
postmaster just confirmed
It is not known in Roxboro
when Carlton will assume
his duties at the postoffice,
but is thought that he will
take over the office with
in a very short time.
Final Rites Held
For Henry Carroll
Saturday at Home
Final rites for Mr. William
Henry Carroll, 41, who succumb
ed to sudden attack while at
work in the Roxboro plant of
Roxboro Cotton Mills early
Thursday morning, were held
Saturday at 12:00 Noon from the
home in East Roxboro, Rev, T.
M. Vick, Jr. was in charge of the
funeral, and interment followed
in the family cemetery near
Chase City, Va.
Paii BeSrei-s Were as follows.'
MesSrs. Charlie Morris, Clavis
Wilder, Ossie Morris, Tom Hudg
ins, Jake Cozart and Richard
Owen. Flower bearers were
nieces and nephews of the dece
The fire alarm will be sounded
several times in succession Mon
day, but you are not supposed to
pay any attention. The alarm
burned out Thursday night and is
now being repaired. Monday will
be testing day.
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Hospitality Week For 1949
Approved; Officers Elected;
At a meeting of the directors
of the Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce Friday afternoon the dir
ectors decided that the Chamber
of Commerce was to actively
support the Roxboro tobacco mar
ket and immediately start a drive
designed to bring more tobacco
Next the directors agreed to
sponsor “Hospitality Week” for
1940 and named a committee to
work with the Hospitality Com
mittee on next year’s program.
This committee is composed of
James Long, Jr., J. D. Mangrnn
and Melvin Burke. This group
will name a Hospitality Commit
tee composed of other citizens of
Roxboro and Person County and
will elect a permanent chairman.
As this meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce was the first
one for the new directors, offi
cers for the year were elected.
They were J. S. Merritt, presi
dent and Glenn Stovall, vice-pre
The directors decided that the
Chamber of Commerce was to a
dopt a permanent program for
the year Aid asked E. G. Thomp
son, J. D. Mangum, and Cliff Hall
to submit a set of aims and ob
jections for the Chamber and to
bring these back to a call meet
ing of the board within two
The next meeting of the dir
ectors of the Chamber of Com
merce will be held Tuesday after
noon, August Bth at 8:00 p. m,.
This meeting will be held in the
grand jury room of the court
house and all who are interested!*
in building the Roxboro Tobacco
Market are asked to attend. This
meeting is also a “Call Meeting.’'
Named In FSA
Work By Wallace
J. H. Shotwell, Roxboro, N. C.,
Route 2, has been apponited by
the Secretary of Agriculture to
become a member of the Person
County Tenant Purchase Advis
ory Committee, according to word
received yesterday by Joe Y.
Blanks, Person County FSA Sup
ervisor, from State Director
Vance E. Swift.
The new committeeman was
appointed to succeed George M.
Fox, Jr., Roxboro, N. C., whose
term expired June 30, 1939. Mr.
Shotwell ownes and operates two
farms. He is at present, chairman
of the new triple “A” and has
been for the past 11 years, also
chairman of the farmer’s club *1
Providence. His duties will be to
assist other membera of tha qom
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The person County Associat
ions! Sunday School meeting trill
be held the Fiofe'Baptist
Church, Roxboro, Sunday after
noon at 3'o’clock. - * •' .
A meet interesting program
has been arranged, and if is earn
estly desired that then be *■;
large representation trofe each
church in the * : i
SAWYERS HAVE DOf
Bom to Mr. and M
Sawyer of Jackson, Tenn., a baby
Mother and child getting cn.%