mm 18 NEWS ABOUT
Person coukry, you’ll
FIND rs IN THE TIMES.
Ben Brown and Earl Brad
t sher, Jr. Also Elected As
Next Year’s Officers.
F. O. Carver, Jr., local news
paperman, Monday night was se
lected as president of the local
Kiwanis club for the coming
Other officers selected at the
same time were Ben Brown, vice
president and Earl Bradsher, Jr.,
treasurer. Named as a board of
directors for the coming year
were R. A. Bullock, Dr. E. M.
Hedgepeth, R. G. Cole, G. R. Cur
rier and S. M. Ford.
‘ Two nominees were presented
to the club at Monday’s meeting
for each office by a special no
minating committee of Bill War
ren, Baxter Mangum and Sam
Merritt. The new officers will
take office at the first meeting
in January. A new secretary for
the club will be chosen by the
board of directors.
In charge of Monday’s meeting,
held at Hotel Roxboro after a
series of rural meetings at var
ious points in the county, was G.
H. Deering, who macfe a short ad
dress. Kiwanian R. H. Shelton
spoke briefly also in behalf of
the proposed band at Roxboro
Special guests of the evening
were Alfred and Jack Michael of
Philadelphia, Pa. and Frederick
Moore, new band director at the
high school. > -'V.
At Bushy Fork
Bushy Fork school opened its
doors to 278 pupils on Wednes
day morning at 9; 00 oclock.
At this time the pupils, teach
ers, parents and friends assemb
led in the school auditorium for
a short but most appropriate
Rev. L. V. Coggins, local Bap
tist pastor, who led the devotion
al exercise, gave a most instruc
tive message using the verse, “We
are laborers together with God,”
Ist. Corinthians 3: 9. Mrs. R. L.
Hester, president of P. T. A., gave
a brief message to the parents on
the importance and necessity of
such an organization to secure
the desired benefits for the school
Two students, Harriet Yarbor
ough, president of the 4-H club,
aad Bernard Long, member of
the local Boy Scout troop, gave
interesting acounts of the phases
of work included in this program
of these organizations and what
they had meant to the Bushy Fork
After the “Mother Singers” of
the P. T. A. had very beautifully
sung a selection, Principal Jerry
L. Hester introduced Mr. Lancas
ter, a new instructor in the
school, who very briefly respond
ed in appropriate terms. Mr. Lan.
caster is most anxious to organize
Public Speaking groups in both
school and community and it ia
hoped much interest will be
<Mr .Hester, after outlining
briefly the program for the year,
called teachers and pupils to their
rooms where “School Days” be
gan for the term 1939-40.
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“For Unto us a child is bom,
unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY ' & THURSDAY
War Map of Europe
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The above map shows nations involved in the present European struggle, with the military, naval and air
strength of each of the contestants. England’s navy of 2,079,863 tons is considerably greater than the com
bined navies of Germany and Italy, which total 541,023 tons and 717,920 tons, respectively. France’s navy
totals 815,531 tons, larger than that of either of the dictator nations.
As Rolls Increase
To Queen’s Court
Misses Frances Pointer
and Marjory Thomas were
this week named Miss Rox
boro and Miss Person Coun
ty respectively for the Nat
ional Tobacco festival which
gets underway today in
These young ladies will
make up a part of the court
of Queen Mary Pickford, -
who will reign as Regina V,
over this year’s festivities.
The climax of the two-day
round of festivities will be
the coronation ball Friday
night, when the local repre
sentatives will be presented
and Glen Gray and his fa
mous Casa Lorn a orchestra
will furnish the music.
Approximately 350 Stu
dents, Many Parents Hear
With approximately 350 stu
dents and a-liberal sprinkling of
parents on hand for the first
day’s exercises, Allensville inau
gurated the 1939 school term
Principal speaker for the open
ing day’s program was Attorney
A. M. Burns, Jr., who spoke to
the assembled parents and stu
dents in the handsome new audi
torium used for the first time for
last year’s commencement exer
Burns in his address challen
ged the students to make full use
of their opportunities. He compar
ed the advantages in this country,
over those of European countries
row in the midst of a great strug
gle. “We live in a land blessed
both by geography and idealogy
which will not tolerate useless
war,” he said. Pointing out that
our opportunities for constructive
work in the world are greater,
he asserted, “The road of oppor
tunity is as straight and broad
- See BURNS Back Page
Allen Opening Day Speaker
At Local High Schood, '
Person County schools got un
derway yesterday morning -with
normal increases in enrollment
all along the line, County Super
intendent R. B. Griffin said this
Several of the larger schools
have not turned in official en
rollment figures for the first day,
the superintendent pointed out.
There was a sizable increase in
the high school department at
Bushy Fork and the elementary]
divisions at Olive Hill and Hur- 1
die Mills as well as a noticable
increase at Cunningham.
The first grade department at the
local Central school was describ
ed as very crowded with an en
rollment of 112 children and only
two first grade teachers.
Approximately 35 were enroll
ed in the Bth. grade at Olive Hill
colored school where high school
work is being done for the first
At the local high school, Dr. A.
L. Allen, local health officer was
the opening speaker, basing his
remarks upon Matthew Arnold’s
definition of education, “the best
that has been taught, said and
done in this world.”
The health officer advised his
listeners to broaden themselves
at every opportunity, attempt to
secure a cultural background and
learn to appreciate values in life,
the most important part of edu
cation. He pointed to vital mis
takes being made in the world
teday as a result of concentrating |
on one line of thought, using as
examples, Nazi creeds in Ger
many and the tendency in this
country to center everything a
round financial gain.
A sizable gathering of parents
and friends were present at the
high school for the opening exer
cises presided over by new Prin
cipal H. C. Gaddy, who made
several announcements and invit- j
ed the parents to return to the!
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Moore
rendered several musical num
bers as part of the initial pro
“No flowery road leads to
„ —La Fontaine
At Olive Hill
1 With a 30 percent increase in
enrollment, the largest in four
years, Principal H. D. Young op
ened the 1939-40 Olive Hill school
term yesterday morning.
A goodly number of patrons and
j • ; mds- •jLilie .schftoLyv.ere, in the
! audience which heard Rev. J. L.
j Coley, local minister, deliver the
| opening address, using as his to-
I pic, “The Greatest Law,” and
basing his remarks on Matthew 7:
Stressing kindness and cour
tesy, he developed his subject
both as to the relations of parents
. and -children in the home as well
.as among the children in the
school, one to the other. Using
the game of football to illustrate
his point, the speaker urged the
students to treat opponents in
any walk of life with courtesy
and respect. “A pay day always
comes to those who practice these
principles of kindness and cour
tesy,” he in summar
izing his remarks.
Miss Mary Shore was in charge
of the musical part of yesterday’s
IT’S A GIRL!
Rev. and Mrs. Lee Varner of
Farmington, Del. have announc
ed the birth of a baby girl, Au
gust 28. Rev. Varner is well
known here where he lived for
many years. He is the son of Mrs.
Georgia Varner of this city.
IT’S A BOY!
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Snipes have
announced the birth of a son, J.
B. Jr. Thursday August 31. Both
mother and baby are doing well.
Person’s Social Security Bill
Person County individuals ana
communities have benefitted to
the extent of approximatly $152,-
000.00 through operation of the
ten divisions of the Social Secur
ity Act since it started and
threugh June 30, it is estimated
by Chairman Charles G. Powell,
of the State Unemployment Com.
This information was secured
through Kenneth Oakley, claims
supervisor for the Commission at
its Central office in Raleigh, who
“Back To College”
For Person Youth
For some it will be “back to
college,” while for others college
will beckon for the first time.
Roxboro girls and boys and a
large number from the county
will start packing up during this
weekend as colleges throughout
the state and in other states swing
into action for registration days.
Here is listed some of the boys
and girls who will say goodbye
to vacation days and return to
State college: Earl Stewart, H.
K. Sanders, Woodrow Jones, Bill
Kane and Clinton Winstead.
Greensboro college: Grace Os
borne Clayton, Frances Winstead,
Mary Hester Austin and Billy
W. C. U. N. C. : Sarah Win
stead, Helen Reid Saunders,
Rachel Hunter, Carolyn White,
Eloise Newell, Hary Louis Dick
ens and Louise Dickens.
Carolina: Bob Whitten and
Mars Hill; Bill Michaels, James
Jackson, Ben Thaxton, T. O.
| Wagstaff, Hazel Carver, Evelyn
Satterfield, Bill Joe Merritt, Ed
win Satterfield and Billie West.
Ringling Art school, Sarasota
Fla.: Malcolm Duncan.
Eton; Hall Brooks and Joe
Wake Forest; Bitty Bullock,
Donald Bradsher, Pridmore Tho
mas, Fletcher Carver and Frank
Darlingtcn: Barden Winstead.
Woodberry Forest; Richard
Furman: C. C. Garrett, Jr.
Davidson: Matt Long and Page
Louisburg; Charles Gates, Nel
lie Scott Featherston, Mary Susan
Henley, and Rachel Fox.
Fork Union: David Gilliland.
Meredith; Marjory Thomas,
Esther Thaxtcn, Nancy Bradsher
and Annie Mae McWhorter.
St. Mary’s: Mary Seivers
Converse: Frances Critcher.
Salem College: Anne Margaret
Approximately 42 county and
community committeemen yester
day heard three speakers discuss
the use of limestone and super
phosphate with cover crops in the
interest of soil conservation.
The meeting was presided over
by Claude T. Hall, president of
the state advisory committee.
The speakers were H. L. Sea
grove, district supervisor from
the Raleigh office, O. F. McCrary,
district farm agent of Raleigh,
and R. Flake Shaw, state com
mitteeman and prominent Guil
ford county farmer.
visited his home county over the
Unemployment Compensation is
usually the largest of the ten
items, especially in counties with
a fair amount of industries, and
Person county, which is probably
fairly evenly balanced between
industry and agriculture, is no
exception. Unemployment Com
pensation, or jobless benefits,
have amounted to more than one
third of the total payments, or
$59,695.65, included in 9,063
checks distributed in the county
THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 1939
Still Undecided On
Tells YDC Meeting
The Chamber of Commerce’s
Hospitality Week committee,
meeting with Mrs. B. G. Clay
ton, general chairman, this
morning elected a steering
committee to direct next year’s
event. This committee will
meet soon and a select chair
man from its own group.
Those appointed to the
committee are: Mesdames B.
G. Clayton, J. Hughes, Miss
Velma Beam, F. O. Carver, Jr.,
R. B. Griffin, S. M. Ford, E.
J. Hamlin, Mesdames H. W.
Winstead, G. I. Prillaman, T.
W. Pass, Bill Timberlake, John
Morris and Ovieda Long.
AT HURDLE MILLS
Local Man Discusses Pro
gress In Education In Open
With Hon. R. L. Harris, Person
County’s potential candidate for
Lieutenant-Governor, as princi
! P al speaker. Hurdle Mills school
held it’s opening exercises yester
A total first day’s enrollment
of 26/ students and a good assem
blage of parents were present for
the first day’s activities presided
over by Thomas O. Gentry, new
principal of the school. The at
tendance showed a sizable in
crease in the elementary and
grammar grades over last year.
Also appearing on the program
was Mrs. Claude Whitfield, Hur
dle Mills P. T. A. president, who
spoke briefly on plans of her or
ganization for the coming year.
Mr. Harris discussed state pro
gress along educational lines dur
ing the past few years. He laid
particular stress on present con
ditions in this country and Europe
and their relations to schools.
Omitted from the report of the
last Rotary meeting was the in
duction of H. C. Gaddy as a new
members and his instruction in
the ideals of Rotary by Rotarian
W. W. Morrell.
Miss Mary Brooks underwent
an appendectomy at Community
hospital Sunday. £>he is reported
as getting along fine.
in 18 months, ending June 30.
With cooperation of Mr. Nathan
L. Yelton, State director of Pub
lic Assistance, and Dr. Roma S.
Cheek, executive secretary of the
State Commission for the Blind,
and .with figures in the Central
UCC office and from Washington,
Mr. Powell said he was able to
get a fairly accurate picture of
Social Security "payments in Per
son county since ' the program
Old Age Asistance, that help
See SECURITY Back Page
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Young Democrats Keep
Some Officers For Another
Year; Appoint Delegates.
Person County Young Demo
crats meeting Tuesday night at
the county courthouse unanimous
ly reelected their old officers to
serve another year’s term and
heard R. B. Dawes, prominent
member of the organization and
Democratic chairman in this
county, called upon Reg Harris to
give the starting signal in a
campaign for lieutenant governor.
The Session was presided over
by S. F. Nicks, Jr, young local
attorney, who received a unani
mous vote of confidence along
with other old officers, Philip
Thomas, vice president, and F.
O. Carver, Jr., secretary and
treasurer. A sizable crowd of
Young Democrats on hand for
Tuesday’s meeting expressed en
thusiasm over plans for'an ac
| live organization during the next
■ Following the selection of Pre
! sident Nicks to lead a delegation
to the State convention of Young
Democrats meeting in Charlotte
today, tomorrow and Saturday,
and the naming of R. D. Bumpass
and J. A. Long. Jr. as first and
seccnd alternate delegates, For
mer Mayor Dawes discused the
potential candidacy of Mr. Har
ris for the lieutenant governor
ship and called upon the former
legislator and Speaker of the
House to “say the word.”
Harris expressed deep appre
ciation fer Dawes’ remarks but
revealed he had made no defin
ite decision as to his candidacy.
“1 have received assurances which
are far more satisfactory than I
deserve,” he told the Young De
mocrats, “and I shall reach no
decision until I have consulted
fully both old and young Demo
crats of this county. I had rather
carry my own county and pre
cinct and lose the state than tor
win the state and lose in my own.
precinct,” he asserted. He further
assured the gathering that should,
he decide to run he would not
tie up his candidacy with that of
a candidate for any other officer
A drive for funds to carry on
the Young Democratic activities
See CANDIDACY Sports Page,
To Begin Sunday j
At Baptist Church
Revival services will begin at
First Baptist church, Sunday,
September 10, Rev. W. F. West,
pastor, said today.
Dr. Marshall L. Mott, pastor of
the Tabernacle Baptist Church of
Atlanta, Ga. will do the preach
ing. Dr. Mott is not a stranger in
Nonth Carolina. His reputation
as an Evangelist is well estab
lished, having held many
ful meetings in this state.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Jollay
will have charge of the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Jollay are much be
loved in Durham and are well
known as leaders of music
throughout the South.
Our church and community
are extremely fortunate in the
coming of this strong evangelistic
team into our midst, Mr. West
The public is cordially invited
to attend these services.
A special invitation is extend
ed to those who will join tfc*<
chorus choir. . (ra*