IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED
4-H PROGRAM AT
Boys And Girls of Person
County Relate Activities
" Os Summer Season.
Under the direction of Kiwan
ian J. B. Snipes, assistant farm
agent, and Miss Velma Beam, of
the Farm Agent’s Home Demon
stration department, a Person
County 4-H club program was
prseented to the members of the
Roxboro Kiwanis club at their
regular Monday night meeting
at the Hotel Roxboro.
Speakers and special guests of
the evening were representatives
of Person County’s 4-H clubs,
who told in an interesting fash
ion of the activities of the 4-H
club camp held during the past
summer at Camp Millstone. Mem
bers who spoke concerning this
phase of club work included Ray
Wilson, Miss Mary Anna Howard
and Pete Pridgen.
Other who spoke were Rich
ard Holeman, Jr. and Miss Carol
Leigh Humphries, who told of
activities of the Soil Conservation
and Wild Life program. Final
speaker was Miss Bertha Bray,
who attended the 4-H short cour
se held at State college, Raleigh.
Miss Bray gave a convincing and
an interesting interpretation of
the short course activities.
At the close of the program
before the Kiwanians Miss Beam
expressed her appreciation for
the continued and loyal support
of 4-H club work by the members
of the Kiwanis organization. The
local civic organization has mani
fested special interest in the Per
son 4-H program for the past
Miss Carlyle Slaughter, of the
Allensville club, entertained the
group with pleasing selections on
the piano during the evening.
Vice-President Jack Strum pre
sided at last evening’s session,
and during the business hour the
“Milk Fund” was presented to
the club. Dr. Robert Long mov
ed that the club “cooperate with
the boy scouts in their annual
joint meeting of the civic clubs”.
His motion was carried.
Other guests of the evening
included Messrs. J. L. Rabon and
Thomas J. Shaw, Jr|
Bethel Hill And
Helena Schools In
Prize Money Now
Person County schools have
gathered three prizes at the N.
C. State fair, reported R. B.
Griffin, superintendent of schools,
today. Bethel Hill school won
two 2nd. place prizes and Hel
ena school won a 6th. place prize.
One of Bethel’s second place
prizes was for a general exhibit
that was made up of a display of
woodwork or furniture such as
tables, chairs, etc. that were made
in the classroom by students.
The other second place prize was
for an exhibit by the Future
Farmers of America. This exhibit
illustrated practical teaching in
agriculture by Joseph Hall, a
Helena’s sixth place prize was
for a general exhibit of wood
work, such as tables, chairs and
home furniture. .
The fact that these two schools
have brought three prizes to Per
son county is regarded as quite
an honor to this county and to
these two schpols.
Person county people who are
going to the fair over *he week
end are requested to visit the ex
hibit hall and view these ex
EVERY SUNDAY ft THURSDAY
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Four ot the United States senate’s most doughty isolationists pose at
a foreign relations committee hearing. Top row, left to right: Sen. Hiram
Johnson of California and Sen. William E. Borah of Idaho. Bottom row,
left to right: Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan and Sen. Robert La-
Follette of Wisconsin.
Jones Declines Service
As "Hospitality” Head
Say* Work Prohibits Ac
ceptance Os Chairmanship
Os Steering Committee.
W. R. Jones, who was recently
elected chairman of the “Hospi
tality Week” committee has re
fused this position. Mr. Jones
made public his refusal on Wed
nesday morning of this week. He
made it very clear that he was
one hundred percent in favor
of “Hospitality Week” and that
he stood ready to do all that he
could to help promote the pro
ject, but that his work prohibit
ed his acceptance of the chair
manship. His letter to the Hos
pitalith Committee follows;
Roxboro, N. C.
October 11, 1939
Chamber of Commerce,
Rcxboro, N. C.
It is with deep regret that I
must inform you that it will be
impossible for me to accept the
position of chairman of the Hos
pitality Committee. I say with
deep regret because I would like
nothing better than to accept
this position. Hospitality Week
has my wholehearted support
now and will have it for the
Hospitality Week, or rather
month, comes during my busiest
season, namely fertilizer, and
this year we will have less help
than heretofore. I also realize
that this week takes months of
preparation and as you know we
are expecting our largest tobac
co season in several years. For
these reasons I find it impossible
I appreciate the honor that you
have bestowed upon me and of
fer you my co-operation even
though I must decline the posi
tion of chairman.
Yours very truly,
W. Reade Jones
Robert WJhittepi,! son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. R. Whitten, was
pledged to membership in the
University of North Carolina
chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at the
close of the rushing period this
week. Mr. Whitten, who entered
the University this fall, was in
Roxboro this past weekend for
a visit with his parents.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
.genleness, goodness, faith, meek
—Mary Baker Eddy
Is Speaker Over
Rev. W. F. West, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Roxboro,
was speaker at the Community
Forum in Goldsboro Tuesday
night at 8;00 p. m. Rev. Mr.
West was invited to speak on the
The Goldsboro Community
Forum meets once a week. The
program is always on the air
over the Goldsboro station. Thirty
minutes are given to speaking
and another thirty to discussion
by members of the group. The
program is held in the high
Prior to the Community Forum
meeting, Mr. West addressed the
Rotary club in its regular week
ly meeting. On this occasion he
spoke on “American Neutrality.”
Glenn Titus accompanied Mr.
West to Goldsboro.
Preaching a strong and soul
searching final sermon Wednes
day night, Dr. J. H. Danner, of
Sumter, S. C., closed the special
services which have been held at
Edgar Long Memorial Methodist
church during the past ten days.
Dr. Danner and his song as
sistant, Rev. C. W. Austin, of In
dependence, Mo., have had large
and appreciative audiences dur
ing their stay here and the Rev.
Jesse H. Lanning, pastor of the
local Methodist church, said to
day that he and the members
of his congregation were much
pleased at the spiritual progress
made in the church while the vi
siting ministers were here.
MR. FOX IS BETTER
G. M. Fox, Sr., who suffered
the loss of all but one finger on
his left hand in an accident the
first of the week, is still a pat
ient at Community hospital. Mr.
Fox had his hand caught in a
corn threshing machine. He is
now in a more comfortable con
dition, although hospital author
ities stated that it would be some
time before his injuries would be
IS CONDUCTED IN
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Brother Os Mrs. T. C.
Brooks, Sr. Died At His
Funeral services for Col. Geor
ge H. Newell, retired United Sta
tes Army officer, who died Mon
day at his home in Falls Church,
Va., were conducted Wednesday
at his home and in Washington,
D. C. Interment took place in
Arlington National cemetery
Col. Newell, who was born at
Kenansville, was a brother of
Mrs. T. C. Brooks, of Roxboro,
and was an uncle of Mrs. C.
C. Winstead, and Messrs. B.
8., H. W. and R. E. Newell
of this city. Mrs. Brooks and a
number of other Roxboro rela
tives were expected to return to
day from Washington where they
went to attend the final rites.
Col. Newell, who was born
July 7, 1864 is also survived by
a daughter, Miss Bertha Newell,
of Falls Church, with whom he
had been making his home since
retirement, and by a son, Joseph
J. Newell, of Alexandria, Va.
Private services were held at
Col. Newell’s home in Fall’s
church prior to the final Arling-.
During his army service, he was
attached to the Finance Depart
ment, having retired from active
service several years ago.
The North Carolinian accepted
a commission as major in the
quartermaster section of the Of
ficers Reserve Corps on August
10, 1937, and on the 17th of the
same month was called into active
service in the World War. During
his period of World War service
he was promoted to Lieutenant
Colonel, Quartermasters Corps, U.
S. Army, September 11, 1918, and
and Colonel, Quartermasters
Corps, March 28, 1919. On No
vember 28, 1920, Colonel Newell
vacated his commission as Col
onel, Quartermaster Corps, U. S.
Army, to accept on in the Regu
lar Army as major, Finance De
partment. He was promoted to
Lieutenant Colonel,, Septmeber
25, 1924, and retired May 11, j
1928. On June 21, 1930, he was'
promoted to Colonel, retired.
Colonel Newell held a number
of details, in Washington. He
served in the office of the direc
tor of finance from August 17,
1917, to October 4, 1917, and a
gain from May 29, 1919 to August
5, 1921; in the finance office,
U. S.Army, from August 6, 1921,
to July 27, 1922; at the Walter
Reed Gs«oral Hospital, as fin
ance officer, from July 28, 1922,
to June 14, 1924; and as finance
officer at the Army Medical Cen
ter from August 12, 1925 to
March 20, 1928.
Negro Child Is
Burned To Death
Clarence Thomas Yancey, ’ 15
months old son of Lloyd Yancey,
Negro, who lives on the farm of
Mrs. Jack Clayton, of the Chub
Lake community, was burned to
death about 10 o’clock this morn
ing when the Yancey house was
destroyed by fire.
A three-year-old brother of the
infant was the only other per
son in the house at the time it
“Business dispatched is business
well done, I !
But Business hurried is business
• ill done.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1939
Tobacco Prices Pleasing;
New Sales Plan To Start
Change Date Os
Region 6 P. T. A.
The district Parent-Teachers
association conference meeting
will be held in Jonesboro this
Saturday, October 14, it was
learned today from Mrs. R. H.
Shelton, president of the Roxboro
Mrs. Shelton, who said that she
and several other members of the
Roxboro association will attend
the meeting at Jonesboro, asked
that special attention be called
to the change of date. Originally
the District 6, Jonesboro confer
ence had been planned for a lat
er date in the month.
The meeting will have Mrs.
Lawrence D. Wall, of Jonesboro,
as director-chairman and regis
tration will begin at 10 o’clock
Saturday morning. Chief speak
er will be Prof. J. D. Messick, of
Elon college, who will address
the group on, “Parent Educa
tion”. Mrs. Doyle B. Alley, State
P. T. A. president, will also be
present She is expected to dis
cuss the “Growth and Develop
ment of P. T. A. Work”.
The District 6 meeting is one
of several such meetings embrac
ing the state-wide P. T. A. or
ganization and it is felt that local
members in attendance will gain
much profitable information to
be shared with the P. T. A. units
in Person county and Roxboro.
Although investigations are still
being made by Deputy Sheriff
Whitt, the robber or robbers who
broke into the Red Lane service
station at Jalong, and into Tuck’s
Service station at Ca-Vel, some
time early Tuesday morning have
net yet been apprehended.
Sheriff M. T. Clayton said this
morning that an undetermined
sum of money in small change
was taken from both service sta
tions. Empty money trays, which
had been attached to pin-tables
in both places were found about
a mile from the scene of the
Sheriff Clayton and his Deputy
are still investigating the case
and it is hoped that the matter
wilt soon be closed. If the break
ers-in are captured the case will
be scheduled to come up in the
county court at an early date.
W. H. Simmons Is
To Teach Class
Sunday, October 22, W. H.
Simmons will lead the singing at
Storries Creek. The singing will
take place in the afternoon, and
on Monday Mr. Simmons will
open a singing school. This school
will continue for about two
weeks, it, is said, and the public
is cordially invited to be pre
sent, both at the special Sunday
event and at the singing school.
Mr. Simmons visited Storries
Creek several years ago and .is I
well remembered there.
OFF TO CONFERENCE
Clyde Bowen, of Roxboro, will
attend the “Better Service Con
ference” Os .the .Norfolk .and
Western Railway to be held in
Roanoke on Oct. 13 and 14.
George Cardinal Mundelein, head
of the Roman Catholic archdiocese
of Chicago, strenuous foe of Hitler
ism and the only cardinal ever ap
pointed in this country west of the
Atlantic seaboard, pictured in Chi
cago shortly before his recent death.
Daily Reports Os
Local Market Are
Heard Over Radio
Beginning with the opening
day this past Tuesday, reports of
the Roxboro Tobacco market are
being given each day at 1:15 p.
m. over station WPTF, Raleigh.
From Monday through Friday of
each week during the tobacco
market season averages of the
Roxboro market’s sales for each
preceding day are being given,
together with other information
concerning the operation of the
Handled by the Southern Ad
vertising agency, this program is
being sponsored by the Roxboro
Chamber of Commerce as a
means of building up and sus
taining public interest in the
progress and welfare of this city
and Person county. Chamber of
Commerce officials said today
that they hoped the program will
prove to be of benefit to all con
Mr. Pritchett Is
To Hold Revival
At Local Church
Beginning Monday, October 16,
and continuing through Sunday,
October 22, there will be a series
of special services at the Rox
boro Presbyterian church, accord
ing to an announcement made
today by the Rev. T. H. Hamliton,
pastor of the church.
These services will be conduct
ed by the Rev. Carl R. Pritchett,
a native of Reidsville, who was
graduated from Davidson College
several years ago, returned to
that institution to serve as Sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A. for
some time, and after his Semin
ary course in Richmond accept
ed a call to the Smithfield church
where he has served for four
years or more.
The minister and the members
of the local church feel they are
fortunate in having Mr. Pritch
ett with them for a week. The
public is cordially invited to at
tend the services.
IS IN DETROIT
James C. Harris, City Manager
of Roxboro, will return Friday
from Detroit, Michigan, where he
has been attending sessions of
the International City Managers
convention. Mr. Harris left here
Saturday, in time to reach De
troit for the opening meeting
held Monday morning.
THE TIMES IS PERSOIf*
PREMIER NEWSPAPER >
A LEADER AT ALL TOO*
Roxboro Will Probably
Sell One Million Pounds
During First Four Days.
Quality Is Medium
The Roxboro Tobacco market
has been blocked with tobacco
since the opening day, Tuesday,
and continues to be blocked to
day, Warehousemen estimate
that the market may sell one
million pounds of tobacco dur
ing the first four days. Farmer*
appear to be fairly well pleased
with prices and few tags are be
ing turned. Averages are running,
between 12 and 14 cents per ware
Beginning Tuesday the Rox
boro market will start a new
system of selling. Instead of sell
ing all of the tobacco that is in
a warehouse before the buyer*
leave it, each warehouse will sell
a certain number of minutes and
then the buyers will move on to
another house. This system will
give each house a sale every
day regardless of how much to
bacco is on the market. Here’*
how it works as to hours and
minutes each day for each ware
house. The Hyco will have a two
hour sale every day except when
it has a last sale. The Pioneer
will have one hour and forty-fiver
minutes each day except on 8.
last sale. The Winstead will have
one hour and thirty minutes each,
day except on a last sale and the
Planters will have one hour and
thirty-seven minutes each day
except on last sale.
The above system divides the
selling time of six hours per day
into hours and minutes for each
house with respect to the floor
space of each house. The larger
houses naturally get more time.
Each house is cut as to time
when it has a last sale as not so
much time is needed then. The
same system of first, second,
third and fourth sales as to hous
es will be followed.
Tobacco that came to Roxboro
on the opening was not regarded
as being of the best quality, but
the quality is now beginning to
improve and prices are picking
up. The golden weed is coming
from every section near Person,
county and even though there is
more than the warehouses can
take care of at one time, the pro
prietors are taking care of it
gradually and all will be sold
that is brought to Roxboro.
Last Call For
Tickets for Person county and
Roxboro school children who de
sire to attend the special “School
Children’s Day” program at the
North Carolina State fair, in Ra
leigh, Friday, may still be ob
tained from the principals of the
schools these children are attend
ing, it was said today by Person
County Superintendent of Schools
R. B. Griffin.
This announcement was made
last week but Superintendent
Griffin feels that some pupil*
may have failed to secure the
tickets and for this reason he
again calls attention to the place*
where tickets may be procured.
The Fair will close Saturday
night. Mr. Griffin was in Raleigh
Wednesday afternoon for the pur
pose of viewing the fair but it
is expected that he will also be