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VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY & THURSDAY
New Fair Grounds
Ready, For Opening
Mil ft fireworks Display
Os Wwk Scheduled For
Opealaf Night, Monday.
With Person County’s new 5-
acrc fair grounds completely en
closed, only the finishing touches
remain before the grand opening
of the 1939 fair here Monday, Pre
sident R. L. "Bob” Perkins re
The week's program is expect
ed to get off with a bang Monday
night. Perkins pointed out, with
the largest and most unique dis
play of fireworks ever observed
by Roxboro citizens. Monday
night's fireworks will be the most
spectacular of the week but fine
displays are planned for every
night in the entire week.
Local citizens have been im
pressed for the past several days
by the colorful front to the Fair
Association's new plant easily
seen from the Roxboro-Longhurst
highway. Painted in bright red
and white colors and with ela
borate lighting fixtures, the ap
pearance promises to be the
most attractive to be found any
where in this vicinity. Plenty of
parking space for automobiles is
provided inside the Fair grounds.
Smith's Shows have been en
gaged for the midway and these
promise to be among the best to
show here in many years.
A temporary exhibit hall is be
ing constructed in the northeast
comer of the grounds and featur
ed this year. President Perkins
said, will be agricultural, school,
4-H club and poultry exhibits al
most entirely. Extensive prepar
ations are being made to care
for these exhibits and those in
these fields promise to be more
elaborate than ever before.
White Children's Day will be
held on Tuesday, September 19
and Colored Children's Day will
be held on Wednesday, Septem
Itasaday Morning Blase
DassCaasidrciblt Passage; j
Disastrous fire wrought serious
damage to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Cushwa on Reams ave.
nue around 9:30 o'clock Tuesday
Fire Chief Henry O'Briant fol
lowing the blaze estimated the
fire damage as approximately
(JM with the damage by water
ranging from gI.OOO to f 1,200. The
reaMsnee and effects were cov
eted by insurance, it was under-
The fire, of undetermined ori
gin, was discovered by neighbors
whs saw smoke emerging in large
vetuHMS from the northeast wing
of the house. The blase apparently
eriglaalod in an attic adjacent
la a saaand floor closet next to a
Chhanay. However, members of
gm gauaahold said no fire had
boon In the chimney for some
The entire second floor was
soon enveloped with smoke but
tbs Maae proved comparatively
ewy to extinguish once firemen
■eachpd Me scene.
Damage by erater was lessen
ed aonwwhat by the use of can-
VM covers over some of the fur
niture in downstairs rooms. Much
mere could have been a
yrtda#, H was believed had more
as these covers been available.
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The Right Reverend Edwin A.
Penick, Bishop of the Diocese of
North Carolina, will visit St.
Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday,
September 17, E. B. Jeffries, Jr.,
rector of the church announced
The service of Evening Prayer
will be held at 4 o’clock, at which
time the Bishop will preach.
One of the heaviest dockets in
many months faced Judge W. I.
Newton in County Court here
Most of the offenses were of
minor nature involving whiskey
and traffic violations. Receiving
sentences at the hands of the Re
corder were; R. C. Rogers, care
less and reckless driving, sls and
costs; Carl Jones, assault with
deadly weapon, not guilty; Frank
Council, speeding, $lO and costs;
Dewey Smith, speeding, $lO and
costs; Albert Paylor, disturbing
public worship, $5 and costs.
Mack Long, driving drunk, SSO
and costs and defendant debarred
from operating motor vehicle for
12 months; Robert Hunt, no op
erator’s license, $lO and costs;
Frank Lamberth, illegal posses
sion, called and failed; Early
Clayton, illegal possession, 90
days on road; Earl Satterfield,
sale of whiskey, not guilty; Wirt
Bowles, permitting unlicensed op
erator to drive, suspended on pay
ment of costs; Arthur Newman,
assault with deadly weapon, six
months on road sentence sus
pended on payment of costs of
hospital expenses (s3l) cf James
Pettiford; James Pettiford, three
months on road suspended and
costs remitted upon condition the
defendent remain of good be
havior and violate no laws for 12
Walter C. Warren, Jr., speeding,
$3 and costs; James B. Heck,
See COURT Back Page
The Hurdle Mills P. T. A.,
Home Demonstration and 4-H
clubs, will sponsor a Brunswick
Stew next Wednesday evening at
the school building at 5 o’clock
for the Hurdle Mills community
and patrons of the school.
Miss Velma Beam and J. B.
Snipes will have charge of the
The above plans were complet.
ed at the first P. T. A. meeting
of the year which was called to
order on Tuesday afternoon by.
the president, Mrs. Claude Whit-'
field. Standing committees were |
appointed and plans for the year
The association is putting on a
membership drive this month,
and a prize will be awarded the
grade that has the highest per
centage of parents joining.
The time of meeting has been
changed to the second Tuesday
night of each month so the fath
ers can attend also.
At the first meeting, ‘the P.
T. A. had'the largest attendance
and enrollment of new members
in the history of the school.
Europe Lines Up For Second World War
HI Germany and Allies W <s^i
ii'i'.’iVvl Poland and Allies Mediterranean Sea
L 1 Neutral
Map shows lineup of nations under present European alliances.
Poland, France and the British empire arc aligned against Germany in
the conflict, with Italy and Russia listed as "doubtful.” Spain, hitherto
considered pro-Nazi, is expected to remain neutral as a result of the
Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact.
Rural Center Now
Open Daily Here
Leggett’s Department store
this week is celebrating it’s 11th.
anniversary and a gigantic sale is
alieady underway in honor of the
Attention is called to special
pages in this edition describing
the event in full detail along with
the many bargans which are be
ing offered during the four day
Visit Local Club
District Governor W. B. Kiker
of Reidsville will visit the local
Rotary club next Thursday, Pre
sident R. B. Griffin said today.
The club had planned to meet
at Bethel Hill on this date but
his coming necessitates a post
ponement of this visit for anoth
District Governor Kiker is a
prominent business man of the
state and urges the practice of
good business also in Rotary. A
well informed Rotarian, he un
doubtedly will bring an outstand.
ing message to the local Rotary
club, Griffin said.
400 More Books
Added To Bethel
Dr. W. H. Woody, prominent
Baltimore physician, has added
400 more books to the Bethel Hill
high school library.
For the past several years, Dr.
Woody has been giving books and
furniture to the school library.
In all he has given several thou
sand dollars worth of library e
quiptment. The library is called
Woody Memorial Library in hon
or of Dr. Woody’s parents.
Besides books Dr. Woody has
given subscriptions to a number
of the best magazines which in
clude: The National Geographic,
The Atlantic Monthly, Popular
See LIBRARY Back Page
Place To Be Used For Rest
and Recreation Os County
The Rural Center, key project
of the County Council of Home
Demonstration clubs, was for
mally opened at the corner of La
mar and Abbitt streets Monday
In this building a curb market
has been in operation for some
time. This will continue with reg
ular Saturday business. The rural
center will be a place wjheire
visitors, farm women and their
families, can go to rest and re
lax while making shopping and
other visits to Roxboro.
Project leaders’ schools and
perhaps other meetings will be
held in the center building, Miss
Velma Beam said. The grounds
surounding the building will be
beautified as rapidly as possible
by club members.
A plea has been made for do
nations to the Rural Center’s Rest
and Recreation Room.
Miss Christine Barnette is hos
tess and will be there daily to
give any information she can,
to give out bulletins to those who
want them and to see that every
one feels at home.
There is a crying need for
chairs, a play pen for babies, a
couch or sofa, foot stools, maga
zines and other things that make
a room extend a welcome is
those who enter. Anyone who has
a surplus of any of the above
mentioned articles may get in
touch with the Honfe Agent who
will be glad to get them carried
to the proper place.
Timely Farm Tips For Fall
Prescribed By County Agent
By H. K. SANDERS, Co. Agent.
J. B. SNIPES, Asst, Co. Agent
The County Agent’s office has
received a supply of the following
bulletins which are of particular
interest just at this season of the
year: Farm Dairying, Making Hay
in North Carolina, Pastures in
North Carolina, Winter Hay
Crops, Better Lawns in North
Carolina, How to Cull Poultry
Flocks, Natural and Artificial Ini
Today For Aged
Person County Man
George Mitchell, aged Person
county man, succumbed yester
day morning at 2;10 o’clock at
his home about three miles north
■of Roxboro. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the
home with Rev. M. W. Lawrence,
his pastor, and Rev. Thomas H.
Hamilton, the officiating minis
ters. Interment will be made in
Oak Grove church cemetery.
Mr. Mitchell had been in fail
ing health for the past several
years but his condition did not
become alarming until several
months ago when hs condition be
came worse. He was stricken with
paralysis. He was a member of
Oak Grove Methodist church.
He is survived by four child
ren, Mrs. Alex Winstead of Rox
boro, Mrs. C. A. Long of Rox
boro and Misses Pansy and
Estelle Mitchell of Woodsdale,
and one sister, Mrs. Molly Wil
liams, also of Woodsdale.
Active pall bearers will be Carl
Winstead, Richard Mitchell, Ver
non Mitchell, Mellie Wrenn, Ber
nice Howerton and Guilford Cash.
Floral bearars will include Miss
Mamie Love Barnette, Mrs. Es
sie Wililams, Miss ewell Wrenn,
Mrs. Lula Belle Sherman. Miss
Christine Barnett and R. J. Oak
Begun In Negro
Schools Os County
The 1939 dental health program
has already begun in Person
County’s negro schools, Dr. A. L.
Allen, health officer, stated yes
Dr. J. H. Barnhill, who has
worked in the schools here for
the past two years, has already
begun the 8-weeks program. No
definite schedule of schools has
been arranged, Allen said, but
each school will be finished be
fore another is begun. A central
main school will be selected and
examinations made in all sur
rounding schools from this cen
tral point. Schools are being tak
en now which have not been
ered in the programs for the past
The dental program in the
white schools will be scheduled
for 10 weeks sometimes later in
the year, Allen stated. This ratio
of 10 to 8 for the white and col
ored is based on the relative pro
portion of white and colored
Lewis Tapp is the new service
manager at Person Motors, Inc.,
it was announced earlier this
week. Mr. Tapp, a local man and
veteran of 10 years’ experience in
tlie automotive field, was former
ly with Roxboro Motor Company
several years ago.
cubation and Brooding of Chick
ens and Approved Practices for
Alfalfa Growers. Any of these
bulletins are available to any
one who writes for them or calls
at the office. If anyone desires a
bulletin which we do not have,
we shall be glad to order it.
The best dates for sowing pas
tures are September Ist to Oc
tober 15, and from February 15
1 See FARM Back Page
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 1939
US Moves Toward
Duke Law Dean
To Address Person
' 'mil! i -a.
The Person County chapter of
the Duke Alumni association will
hold its annual meeting Friday
night, September 22, at Hotel
Roxboro, President S. F. Nicks,
Jr. announced yesterday.
Principal speaker for the oc
casicn will be Dean H. C. Horack
of the Duke Law school, known
as a forceful and interesting
All former students of Duke
and Trinity are urged to contact
some member of the committee
or arangements and be present
for the annual meeting. It is ex
pected an annual election of of
ficers will be held along with
other business of the local Duke
Portrait By Lynwood Car
ver Presented To Physician
In Appreciation of Work.
Dr. B. W. Fassett, prominent
Durham physician, and others
who were responsible for the re
cent Kiwanis-sponsored tonsil
clinic were honor guests at Mon
day night’s meeting of the Rox
boro Kiwanis club.
The meeting, held in Hotel j
Roxboro, was also attended by
several members of Dr. Fassett’s
staff, Dr. It. B. Wilkins, his asso
ciate, who handled two of the
clinics, and health officials and
others of Roxboro, who played
an important part in the recent
tonsil clinics sponsored by the 1
An oil painting, a portrait of
Dr. Fassett, done by Lynwood
Carver, local artist, was present
ed to the physician in apprecia
tion of his work during the cli
F. O. Carver, Jr., made the pre
sentation address in which he
praised highly “the splendid co
operation and untiring efforts” of
Dr. Fassett in making the tonsil
clinics one of the most successful
projects ever attempted by the
The clinics were established for
the purpose of lending aid to Ne
gro children whose parents were
unable to pay for the operations.
In cases where they could afford
it a fee of ohly $5 was charged
for the removal of tonsils. During
the series of four clinics 101 Ne
gro children had their tonsils re
Approximately 25 guests were
See KIWANIS Back Page
THE TIMES IS PERSOUMp
A LEADER AT ALL TIMB^La
Vote For Control Ordered
Within Three Weeks Fol
The agriculture department in.
Washington took steps yesterday
looking toward reopening of the
south’s flue-cured tobacco mar
kets, closed due to withdrawal of
foreign buyers because of the
Following an all day meeting
of growers, warehousemen, and
business men from Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
and Georgia, which included our
own Claude T, Hall, the depart
ment announced plans were be
ing prepared to hold at an early
date a farmer election on control
of the 1940 corp through imposi
tion of marketing quotas.
Plans also were taken under
consideration for disposition
through government loans or
purchases, of grades of tobacco
normally purchased by companies'
buying for British interests, who
withdrew their buyers.
Secretary Wallace, at a press:
conference held while the tobac
co conference was in session,
said it might require $50,000,000
to meet the situation.
British interests normally buy
between 250,000,000 to 275,000,-
000 pounds of flue-cured tobac
co annually and it was estimated'
less than 125,000,000 pounds had
been bought before buyers were
Vote In 3 Weeks Seen
Representatives of the flue
cured interests, who met with As
sistant AAA Administrator J. B.
Hutson and department tobacco
division officials recommended as
part of a seven-point program
that the marketing quota referen
dum be held between September
30 and October 7.
Other proposals included call
ing for the markets to remain'
closed until the referendum was
held; asking government aid in
disposing of surplus tobacco which
the British would have bought;
urging the United States to re
quest England to resume its pur-
See TOBACCO Back Page
Largest In History
For the first week’ of school
Bethel Hill school has the largest
enrollment in the history of the
school. The total enrollment is
516. One hundred fifty-eight at
these are high school students.
Principal Lewis S. Cannon stat
ed that if the high school enroll
ment continued to increase that
an additional teacher would bee
secured next year to teach com
mercial subjects. With the addi
tion ot a business department
Bethel Hill school would be able
to offer a very thorough vocation
al curiculum. Agriculture and.
Home Economics are already be
A full time public school musie
teacher is teaching public school
music in grades 1 to 7. Glee clubs
in grammar school and high
school are being organized.
Parents are urged to keep their
children in school as regularly as
A number of parents attended
the opening exercises the first
day of school. Rev. Thomas Ha
milton delivered a very interest
ing and instructive address on tha
opening day. ,
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