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Rome, Italy English Church
men have petitioned Pope Pius
XII for the removal of the re
mains. of the only English Pope,
Adrian IV, for reinterment. The
body of Adrian iVas committed to
a crypt in St. Paul’s nearly 700
SAILS OCEAN IN YAWL
Genoa, Italy American Ex
port liner Exeter reported “All’s
well” with Guy C. Avery, a for
mer laundry truck driver of
Tampa, Fla., who set out in May,
1938, for the 4,600-mile voyage
for Genoa in an 18-foot yawl. The
Exeter passed the little craft East
of Gibralter, going strong toward
its destination, although it car
ried no motor, no chronometer,
nor a sextant.
Port Washington, L. I. The
Imperial Airways flying-boat
brought the first load of English
trans-Atlantic mail, which in
cluded a brace of grouse con
signed to President Roosevelt
from friends, who shot the-birds
in Scotland the day before, on
the official opening of the grouse
NEWPORT 300 YEARS OLD
Newport, L. I. The resort is
preparing to celebrate its 300th
anniversary, in which Governor
William H. Vanderbilt will par
ticipate. Newport was one of the
earliest seats of religious liberty
cn the North American Contin
SHANGHAI BARS JEWS
Shanghai, China After ad
mitting 15,500 German Jewish re.
fugees, only a tenth of which have
found employment and less than 1
a half are self-supporting, the
Municipal Council has decreed
that after next week no more
Jews would be permitted to land.
* New York City —At the open
ing of the 76th annual convention
of the New York State Federation
of Labor, George Meany, presi
dent, emphasized the strength of
the labor movement in the Sta
te, but warned the delegates a
gainst excesses that have result
ed in a nation-wide reaction a
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IT’S A GIRL !
Mr. and Mrs. Banks Berry are
announcing the arrival of a boun.
cing baby girl at Community
hospital, Thursday. Both mother
and daughter are getting along
The many friends of Mr. Otis
Tillman will be glad to know that
he is improving after undergoing
an operation at Community hos
Visit Roxboro Stores
Person County Times
Housing Os Person
Crop Almost Over
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Clarence Peddicord, 22, blind
operator of a candy stand in Van
couver, Wash., was one of the
many unsuccessful applicants for
the position of executioner at
Sing Sing prison. The position
was left vacant due to the illness
of Executioner Robert Elliot. Ped
dicord is pictured with his “See
Mrs. Emma Oliver
Mrs. Emma E. Oliver, 60, died
at her home in Longhurst Fir
day morning at 4:25 o’clock fol
lowing an illness of five years.
Mrs. Oliver is survived by five
sons; Clyde, Ralph and Carlton
Oliver, of Longhurst, and John T.
and Robert Oliver of Roxboro;
three daughters: Mrs. Eugenia
Jones and Mrs. Minnie Jones, of
Roxboro, and Mrs. Annie Hold
er of Longhurst; and three sisters:
Mrs. Bessie Powell of South Bos
ton, Va.; Mrs. Ella Murphey, of
Danville, Va., and Mrs. Lula Ho
ward, of Longhurst.
Funeral services were conduct
ed from the Longhurst Methodist
church yesterday afternoon at 4
o’clock with Rev. T. M. Vick, Jr.,
officiating. Burial was in the
Snipes family cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tennie Suitt,
Leb Dixon, Ruffin Puryear, Sam
Lockhart, Z. R. Clayton and Geor
Members of her Sunday School
class at Longhurst Methodist
church acted as floral bearers.
To Be Supper
Guests Os Fair
A number of prominent local
men have been invited to be
guests of the Person County Fair
association at a supper at Hotel
Roxboro Friday night, it was re
vealed here yesterday.
Purpose of the meeting will be
to discuss policies, plans and pro.
cedure for the 1939 Person Coun
ty Fair to be held September
18-23. The directors are deter
mined to make this coming fair
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Growers Report Very Little
Tobacco Still In The
Person county tobacco is prac
tically cured and growers appear
to be satisfied with the results.
The crop is reported to be the
best in years and fair prices are
A few tips remain in the fields
and a little late tobacco is left,
but most of this will come from
the stalk this week.
Many farmers reported heavy
losses last week and the week
before. Tobacco ripened much
faster than it could be cured in
a limited number of barns and a
large amount burned on the
stalk. There are enough barns
here to care for an ordinary crop,
but a large one such as was pro
duced this year could not "be tak
en care of.
The Roxboro market will open
September 14 and heavy sales
are predicted for the first week
or so. There has been practically
no tobacco leaving the county for
distant markets and not much is
expected to leave in view of this
belt’s earlier opening. The grow
ers have been too busy curing
to get any ready and the opening
date of this market appears to
be early enough for all.
Many seem to think that to
bacco will open here a little high
er than on the border belt. An
average of 20 or 21 cents will en
able all to clear a little money.
Warehousemen! report that a
full set of buyers will be on
hand for the opening date and
that everything will be ready by
Along The Way
With the Editor
This past, week I saw a-sight that was wonderful to behold: I
saw four middle age married men leave this city for Carolina Beach.
They had worked hard for the past twelve weeks and last week was
thei» vacation week. These men deserved the rest that they were
taking and they had been looking forward to it for some time past.
It is true that they were ail married and also true that they
faijfcd to take thair wives with them to the beach, but then their
wives had not worked so hard this year and didn't need a rest or a
vacation like the men did.
It is also true that these fellows didn’t have much money, but
they were conservative men and had no idea of throwing money
May I present so you His Honor, S. F. Nicks, Jr., the mayor cf
Roxboro: R. B. Dawes, the ex-Mayor of Ttoxboro; Jack Strum and
Clyde Bcwen. These are the four gentlemen who went to the
bedell and left their wives behind.
Philip L. Thomas is headed for New York City. He said, before
he 'eft, that he had no money, but that he planned to write a check
in New York and let his partner, Curtis Oakley, worry about get
ting the money in the bank after the check arrived. Now, Curtis plans
to turn things around; he is going to let the bank return the check
Clarence and Ivey Warren have returned from Georgia where
they made all the money that Georgians will allow North Carolina
ians to make down there. They had Albert Warren with them to
write the checks and to see to it that they saved a little of what
they made. Albert brought them home safe and sound and said that
they had enough to lend a little to their friends. It will be a case
of first come—first served if Albert doesn’t borrow it all before
others who see this get there.
Henry David Long and Thomas Hatchett spent a week at Caro
lina Beach some time ago. They had Charlie Lawson’s trailer hooked
on their car. The tires ran off the trainer wheels and the boys didn’t
know they were off. They finally discovered it when they went over
a !r idge. It was too late then, the wheels were damaged and one tire
completely lost. Tommie and Henry had no money left—Charlie
Haixis passed—they borrowed five dollars—bought a new tire—it
wcu.dn’t stay on the wheel—they came home on the rims and had
to buy two wheels and two tires and tubes after they reached Rox
boio and had a pay day. We do not know whether Charlie Harris has
been paid or not. Moral Never borrow Charlie Lawson’s trailer—
it’s too old and costs too much.
Chines 2 Honor U. S. Flag
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An unprecedented compliment was paid the United States by
China recently when a new stamp was issued to commemorate the
150th. anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by the United
States. The stamp bears the flags of China and the U. S. to symbolize
the traditional friendship that has existed for so many years beween
the two nations. As far as is known, this is the first time that an in
dependent nation has so signally honored the flag of another.
Committee N amed To Study
1940 Tobacco Crop Control
Rev. D. F. Putman, former pas
tor here, will preach at the First
Baptist church this morning, it
was announced this week. A lar
ge congregation is expected for
this service. Rev. Putman is
spending the weekend here as
guest of Mr. A. M. Bprns.
Clement Byrd, druggist at Rox.
boro Drug company, is confined
to his room for several days due
to complications from a knee in
jury suffered several weeks ago.
T. T. Mitchell, J. H. Fou
shee C. T. Hall Named By
T. T. Mitcneii, J. H. Foushee
and Claude T. Hall, all promin
ent Person County farmers have
been appointed by J. E. Winslow
of Greenville, president of the
North Carolina Farm Bureau
f ederation, to serve on a state
wide committee to investigate the
possibility cf calling a referen
dum on flue-cured tobacco crop
controil for 1940.
The committee, authorized at
a mass meeting of farmers in
Raleigh recently, will meet in
Raleigh on or about September 1,
E. F. Arnold of Raleighh, execu
tive secretary of the farm bureau,
“The committeemen will sound
out sentiment in their counties
snd determine whether farmers
want a referendum, in the event
-bacco prices sag,” said Arnold.
Three persons were named
from each county in which flue
cured tcbaco is grown. For ad
joining counties they are as fol
Caswell—ll. T. Watkins, John
H. Warr.cn and D. W. Wright.
Orange—J. S. Compton, E. T.
Johns and H. G. Laws.
Granville T. W. Allen, C. H.
Cheathem and M. H. Bragg.
Durham—W. H. Bacon, Hubert
Green , and N. R. Markham.
For Dan River
In a referendum held last win
ter the farmers of Person, Stokes,
Rockingham, and Caswell coun
ties expressed themselves as fav
oring the formation of a soil con.
servation district for those four
counties. This district is known
as the Dan River Soil Conserva
tion District. All preliminary
work in the formation of the dis
trict has been completed, super
visors have been elected, a work
plan for the district has been
made and approved, the person
nel has been selected and is now
ready to start the work.
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Thursday , Friday, Saturday
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 1939
Plan Great Sales
Event This Week
Stores Os City Co-operating Almost 100 Per
Cent In Dollar Days, Thursday, Friday And
Saturday Os This Week Many Bargains Are
With the largest number of merchants ever to participate in a
Roxboro dollar day shopping event listed as active and enthusiastic
beexers, and with attractive values being offered by each parti
cipcnt, Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s bargain event bids fair to
prove Roxboro’s greatest shopping event.
Kin Not Seen
In 59 Years
A reunion of brother and
sister who have not seen
each other for 59 years will
be staged in Roosevelt, Okla.
Mrs. Dora Beam, her
daughter, Miss Velma Beam,
local home demonstration
agent, and William Beam,
the latter of Cherryville, left
yesterday for the Oklahoma
city for a 10 day visit with
Logan Baxter, Mrs. Beam’s
brother, and his family. Bax
ter left his North Carolina
home to settle in the West
59 years ago.
Rotarians, returning temporari
ly to Hotel Roxboro Thursday
night, heard three local speakers,
I. O. Abbitt, J. S. Merritt and R.
L. Harris, on varied subjects.
Abbitt, the main speaker of
the evening, addressed the club
on “City Beautification,” basing
his talk upon his 15 years ex
perience in Roxboro as city engi
neer. He stressed particularly
sidewalk building, flowers, lawns
and beautiful trees as important
aspects of city beautification.
Merritt, president of the local
Chamber of Commerce, enlisted
the clubs cooperation in the re
cently inaugrated “goodwill
tours” among the residents of
county and the club agreed to
assist with the project.
Harris, in a humorous vein, in
structed new members, Dr. J. D.
Fitzgerald and Fred Saunders,
both connected with Community
hospital, in the principles of Ro
tary, giving them their responsi
bilities and duties as members
cf the organization of Rotary.
Thursday’s program was in
charge of D. S. Brooks, chairman
of the club’s community service
committee while next Thursday’s
session, scheduled for Allensville
school will be in charge of S. B.
Davis, chairman of the rural-ur
ban committee. A special feature
of this meeting will be the op
portunity of seeing the recently
completed $43,000 Allensville
STILL VERY ILL
Mrs. Ransome Frederick, who
has been seriously ill at Commun
ity hospital for the past week,
was reported as “somewhat im
proved” late yesterday, although
still in a very grave condition-.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Almost 100 per cent co-opera
tion is being given in bringing to
shoppers of the city and its trade
area the best in bargains for the
inauguration of the fall shopping
Courtesy to Visitors.
With the time limit for parking
off for out-of-town cars, due to
the courtesy-card system of Rox
boro police department now in
use, added impetus should be
give the three-day event.
Extensive preparations have
been made for the event, these
being started many days in ad
vance in order that a full stock
of merchandise might be present
“There seems to be more en
thusiasm and preparation for
event among Roxboro merchants
than any other dollar day event
held before,” Melvin H. Burke,
secretary of the Chamber of Sam
merce, sponsor of the event, said
jesterday. He said that many
merchants had made special
trips to New York and other buy
ing markets to stock up with
of the new
rst type ioi' fall business.
The largest number of merch
ants are co-operating in this
event of any ever brought to the
people of Roxboro,’ it is believ
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To Equip Band
A final dance of the summer
season, an important event in
the city’s social life, has been
scheduled for Friday, September
1, it was announced here last
Given under the auspicies o:' 1 -
cal school authorities and under
the direction of Jake Taylor, D.
D. Long and Coleman King,
young local men, proceeds of the
dance will go toward equipping
a band for Roxboro High school
Jimmy Cannon and his Swin?s
ters have been engaged for the
affair to be held at High School
gymnasium, scene of the recant
Hospitality Week ball, one of the
largest ever staged in this com
Colorful decorations and effec
tive cooling equipment will be
utilized and the event promises
to be one of the most successful
of all time.
Local people interested in
equipping the newly authorized
school band are urged to invite
their friends from neighboring
towns and make the event a
truly civic occasion. Tickets will
go on sale very soon and attrac
tive posters will be distributed
both here and in neighboring
communities in an effort to at
tract a large throng to the local
gymnasium September 1.