IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME n PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY ft THURSDAY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1939 NUMBER FIFTEEN
Many Street Signs Are
Already In Place Here
Signs Will Enable Oat Os
Town People To Find De
. Jfou can now find your way a
round Roxboro. Starting last
week the city began placing
street signs over the entire city
and this work is now well under
way. It is thought that the work
will be completed this week. The
signs are on a metal pipe and are
large enough to be easily read
at a reasonable distance. They
are being placed at all street in
Business houses in the down
town district are rapidly being
numbered and this work, too, will
possibly be completed soon. Ow
ners of property are requested to
secure their own numbers as the
city does not furnish them. The
cost is very^small.
People over the city have com
mented most favorably concern
ing the erection of street signs
and numbers being placed on
buildings. Prior to now many
people did not know the names
of one-half of the streets in the
city and there was no way in
which a stranger could be direct
ed to a given place.
COURT TERM IS .
FRIDAY AT NOON
(Civil Actions Are Taken
Up Daring Last Two Days
Os Superior Court.
Clearing the civil docket about
noon Friday, Judge John J. Bur
ney, of Wilmington, finished the
work of the October term of Per
son County Superior court and
declared the court adjourned un
til January 1940.
Trial of civil cases Thursday
and Saturday was marked by a
number of continuances and com
promises, although several cases
were sent to juries for verdicts.
Among those settled by jjury
trial were a dozen divorce cases,
while the important case of Vic
tor O. Blalock et al vs. Edgar R.
Blalock et al, was interrupted by
the sudden illness of R. P. Reade,
of Durham, attorney for the pe
Mr. Reade was stricken sud
denly, about 10;30 o’clock Fri
day morning with what appeared
to be a dizzy spell, after the
pleadings were read and he was
taken to his home in Durham
folowing consultation of other at
tomies in the case, who agreed
that evidence in the case, by con
sent, will be heard in Durham
CdSnty Superior court, October
at 3 o’clock in the after
noon. It was also agreed that
judgement may be signed in the
case out of term and out of the
Only one witness, R. M. Wil
liams, had been heard when this
agreement was reached.
The civil action of G. A. Denny
vs. G. F. Pope and Alfred Blalock,
trading as Pope-Blalock Lumber
company, was continued, as was
the case of Bertha Tapp, adminis
tratrix of Matt Tapp, et all vs.
Ira Tapp, et al, since it was
shown that Ira Tapp has died
since the action was instituted
and trial of the case cannot be
held until Ira Tapp’s children, as
heirs 'to his estate can be made
defendants to the action.
Henry Lamberth vs. Norfolk
and Western railway was com
promised by mutual agreement
for a consideration of $475 and
the costs, and the case of Corinna
Newton vs. the Seashore Trans
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P. T. A. Honors
Extending a cordial welcome
to teachers in the local public
schools, members of the Roxboro
Parent-Teachers association gave
an informal but charming recep
tion Thursday night at the Ho
Guests began to arrive at 8:30 J
o’clock and were greeted at the|
front door by Mrs. J. D. Bradsher j
and Mrs. T. B. Woody. They
were then asked to sign the re
gister presided over by Mrs. H.
M. Beam and Mrs. Thomas B.
Brooks, afterwhich they were in
vited to the parlor where punch
was served at an attractively ar
ranged table by Mrs. W. R.
Woody, Mrs. R. L. Harris and
Miss Jane Winstead.
Introducing the receiving line,
stationed in the dining room,
was Mrs. J. H. Hughes, who pre
sented the guests to Mrs. Jesse H.
Lanning, Mrs. L. H. Umstead,
and Mrs. E. V. Boatwright,
acting as hostesses for the Par
Heading the receiving line was
Mrs. R. H. Shelton, president of
the association, who presented
Principal and Mrs. H. C. Gaddy,
Superintendent R. B. Griffin, and
others, members and friends of
the association, including: Mrs.
A. M. Burns, Jr., Miss Claire
Harris and Miss Bowers, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Harris and Mesdames
W. H. Harris, 111, S. B. Winstead
and J. J. Woody.
Also in the receiving line were
Misses Maude Montague, Inda
Collins, Blanche Winstead, Vir
ginia Wilson, Roxannah Yancey,
Ruth Goodman, Lucille Clark,
Mesdames E. M. Bailey, Freder
ick Moore, W. W. Woods, W. T.
Davis, A. F. Nichols, Leo Rabon,
Miss Ruth Johnson, Rebecca West
brook and Messrs. George Wirtz,
Glenn Titus and B. T. Tilley.
Serving refreshments in the
dining room were ; Mesdames J.
A. Long, B. B. Knight, P. L.
Thomas, Charles Harris and W.
During the evening a musical
program was presented by Mrs.
Sam Byrd Winstead and other
members of the school music fa
culty. At the close of the recep
tion sponsoring members of the
that they hoped - to make the re-
Parent Teachers association said
ception an annual affair and they
seemed quite pleased with the
One Cent Sale
Ready To Start
Thomas and Oakley’s big Wal
green Agency One Cent sale will
start Wednesday morning, Octo
ber 25th. The proprietors of this
store state that this sale will fea
ture more bargains than ever
You pay the regular price for
one article and then get anoth
er for the payment of one pen
The sale will continue through
Saturday, October 28.
Mr. G. M. Crowder sold 556
pounds of tobacco that brought'
$167.26, averaging $30.08, at the
Winstead Warehouse Friday. The
highest pile of 200 lbs. brought
40 cents per pound. Other piles
ranged from 11 1-4 to 28 cents.
Mr. Crowder expressed him
self as being well pleased.
Four Chinese Who Caused a World Crisis
Here are the four Chinese whose alleged murder of a Jap puppet
official at Tientsin, China, several months ago precipitated Japanese
demands that Great Britain recognize the “new order” in China. British-
Jap conferences in Tokyo, started as a result of the incident, are still
continuing and the four prisoners are shown being removed from British
to Japanese custody, one of the points on which the British capitulated.
Bushy Fork P. T. A. Having
Popularity Contest Friday
Contest Will Determine
Most Popular Girl In Com
On Friday, October 27, mem
bers of the Parent-Teachers as
sociation of Bushy Fork school
will sponsor a Halloween party
to be given at the school. First
feature of the evening program
will be a free moving picture, it
Perhaps the most entertaining
part of the party scheduled will
be a “popularity” contest to de
termine the most popular girl in
the Bushy Fork community. The
contest, is open to all young wo
men residents of the community,
who will receive a hundred con
test votes by payment of the
small entrance fee. Additional
votes may be given to each en
trant by payment of one cent per
The contest will close Friday
night and selection will be an
nounced at the end of the party.
Percy V. Lancaster, of the Bushy
Fork high school faculty is in
charge of the contest and it is un
derstood that a prize will be giv
en to the winner. It is also said
that extensive publicity will be
given in Roxboro, Durham and
Enthusiasm is reported to be
running high and Mr. Lancaster
and others sponsoring the contest
say they expect many girls will
be “trying their luck.”.
Other features of the Bushy
Fork party will include a cos
tume parade, a cake walk and va
rious games. Refreshments will
The loss of approximately 400
pounds of tobacco belonging to
Mr. Earl Brooks, of Cunningham
township, was reported by Sheriff
M. T. Clayton Friday morning.
Sheriff Clayton said the tobacco
was taken out of Mr. Brooks’
packhouse some time Thursday
night and carried about 500 yards
away to the road where it was
packed in an automobile.
The tobacco had not been strip
ped for marketing. County offi
cers said they have some ideas as
to the guilty parties but that their
investigations have not yet been
PERSON’S A. C. A.
TO BE EECTED
Votes Will Be Cast Friday,
October 27, At Various Bal
. loting Centers In County.
Election of committeemen of
the Agricultural Conservation as
scciation of Person county will
be held Friday of this week, ac
cording to announcement made
by County Agent H. K. Sanders.
Elections will be held at 3 o’-
clock in township centers indi
Allensvlle at Allensvlle school;
Bushy Fork at Bushy Fork school,
Cunnngham at John C. Terrell
school, Holloway at Dxon’s store
on Highway No. 144, Mt. Tirzah
at Harmony school, Olive Hill at
Olive Hill school, Roxboro in the
Grand Jury room at the Court
house, and Woodsdale at E. J.
Any person who has an inter
est in the operation of a farm as
owner, operator, tenant or share
cropper and who is participating
in or cooperating in any current
program, or who states in writing
that he intends to participate or
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Along The Way
With the Editor
Coy Day and R. D. Bumpass are big shots now. They had
one service station, and evidently made so much money there
that they decided to open station No. 2. Now the boys have
one right on Main street and another in North Roxboro. There s
nothing like being a big business man if you have the neces
William “Chick” Thomas of Washington, D. C. spent sev
eral days in Roxboro last week. William is now an old married
man and he was just returning from his honeymoon. Said that
he liked married life and that he was going to settle down and
make an ideal husband. Prior to his marriage he roomed with
Champ Winstead, Jr. and so now Champ is left out in the cold.
Believe it or not Glenn Stovall is the bravest man in Rox
boro. Last Thursday evening found Glenn the chief speaker
at a Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting. This writer sat
next to Glenn and before his time came to speak his knees
were shaking so badly that it sounded like a small earthquake
at his table. Glenn was unable to eat his mgal and just looked
miserable. But when that boy got to his feet he sounded like
the Cicero of old. Words flooded from his mouth like water
running over a dam and when he finished talking, those who
were present knew that Mr. Stovall had said plenty.
Dick Woody is back in circulation once again sifter an
illness of long duration. Dick is looking like a million dollars
and even though he has not saved that much yet he looks like
he might be on the right road.
Meet On Tuesday
By MRS. R. L. WILBURN,
Supt. of Beulah Association
There will be an all-day joint ■
mission study class of the 24
missionary societies of the W. M. ,
U. of Beulah association at the
Roxboro First Baptist church on
October 24, beginning at 10 a. m.,
according to announcement made
Miss Ella Thompson of Leas
burg will have charge of the
class and the following ladies
will each teach a chapter in the
new Foreign Mission Study book:
“Constraining Love”, Mrs. W. F.
West, Mrs. D. W. Bradsher, Mrs.
Frank Israel, Mrs. Lou Winstead
and Miss Thompson.
With these fine teachers and an
interesting book, the day pro
mises to be one of unusual pro
fit and interest to all.
Visitors from other churches
are cordially invited to be pre
Lunch will be served by the
Roxboro church society at 12 ;30.
Mrs. A. S. deVlaming, presi
dent of the Roxboro W. M. S.,
will welcome the guests and
give the morning devotional. Mrs.
E. V. Boatwright, chairman of
Mission Study, will give the af
ternoon devotional at 1:30.
If half the members of each
of the 24 societies attend this
class, it will count as a Mission
Study class for every society,
and the superintendent of the W.
M. U. of Beulah association re
quest a full attendance from each
CIRCLES WILL MEET
Circles of the Woman’s Mis
sionary Society of the First Bap
tist church, Roxboro, will meet
Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock in
the following homes;
Circle No. 1, with Mrs. W. T.
Daniel; Circle No. 2, with Mrs.
R. A. Whitfield; Circle No. 3,
with Mrs. Tom Street and Circle
No. 4, with Mrs. W. E. Daniel.
Circle No. 6 will meet with Mrs.
A. R. Warren at 7:45 in the even
At the last church meeting of
the circles, circle No. 2 lead in
attendance, it was said.
Guerney P. Hood of the state
banking department spent sev
eral hours visiting in Roxboro
Reports Indicate Local
Market . Is Moving At A
Good Pace This Season
A chip oft the old block is Quentin
Roosevelt, 19, who has returned to
Harvard university with some of the
valuable art objects collected on his
recent expedition into the wilds of
Nashi, between China and Tibet.
On Local Farm
On next Tuesday, October 24,
at 9 ;30 a. m. on the farm of Mrs.
! K. C. Wagstaff, in the Olive Hill
t community, J. O. Rowell, of the
Extension department of State
college, Raleigh, will conduct a
meeting which will interest all
farmers who have peach trees. He
will demonstrate the latest ap
proved methods of eradicating
peach trees borers which do so
much damage in our orchards.
All farmers of Person county
who are interested in this work
are cordially invited to meet Mr.
Rowell at 9:30 a. m., Tuesday,
October 24, on the farm of Mrs.
K. C. Wagstaff.
■ Mr. Rowell will demonstrate
the method of eradication in
which ethylene dichloride emul
sion is used. This is much easier
than the old method of using
paradichlorobenzine and may be
used at any time of the year.
4-H Clubs Will
Assist In Red
The 4-H clubs of Person coun
ty have decided to sponsor the
Red Cross Roll Call in their res
pective communities, it was an
nounced Saturday. The clubs plan
to have a Red Cross booth at
several of the service stations and
stores where they will contact the
greatest number of people on
Saturday, November 11.
At these booths the volunteer
workers accept all contributions
and will give full credit to the
contributors by taking each name
and turning it in to headquart
Since each 4-H club tries to do
some outstanding community
service during the year they wel
come, it is said, such an opportun
ity as this to sponsor a worthy
cause. It is hoped that the 4-H
local leaders will give their sup
port to our young volunteer
Norwood Hawkins has return
ed to his home in Victoria, Va.
after being a patient at Commu
nity hospital for several weeks.
THE TIMES IS PERSON*
A LEADER AT ALL HMM
Over 1,500,000 Pounds Sold
On Local Market During '
Past Two Weeks.
With the Roxboro market mak
ing a most successful drive for
higher prices the second week of
selling closed with 1,519,828 lhs.
of tobacco being sold on this mar.
ket. This is almost half as much
as was sold here during the en
tire last season. Roxboro sold a
bout 900,000 lbs. the first week
of this season and about 600,000
the second week.
Warehousemen are now mak
ing plans for another big week
Monday. It is thought that this
week may equal the first week
since prices have improved in a
Many piles of tobacco have sold
here this year well above forty
cents and although the average is
not as high as last year, Roxboro
is keeping pace with the leaders.
Each warehouse has a sale ev
ery day. The market is operating
on the hour plan for each house
and this means that there is
very little waiting in Roxboro.
For a daily report of this mar
ket growers are requested to tune
their radios to station W. P. T. F.
each week day at 1;15 p. m.
0 y .
;IS SPEAKER AT ,
‘ CIVIC SESSION
1 Addresses Rotary-Kiwanis
Clubs And Chamber Os
With Glenn Stovall, president
r of the Roxboro Chamber of Com
: merce, as chief speaker, the Rox
■ boro Rotary and Kiwanis clubs
p held a joint meeting at Hotel
■ Roxboro Thursday evening. An
were invited as special guests.
! Mr. Stovall spoke concerning
1 the value of a good tobacco mar
■ ket and urged active co-operation
with the market of every person
: present. He particularly stressed
! the value of advertising as a
means of getting more tobacco to
The Thursday night meeting
was in charge of the Roxboro
Chamber of Commerce. Over 100
people were present for the oc
R. B. Griffin, president of the
Roxboro Rotary club, presided
■ over the first part of the meet
-1 ing. He then turned it over to D.
■ R. Taylor, president of the Ki
■ wanis club. Then the program
was taken over by J. S. Merritt
who introduced the speaker.
Other who took part in the
meeting were S. B. Winstead,
Bill Warren and James Harris.
These men spoke briefly concern
ing the local market.
As a result of last night’s meet
ing and other work that had pro
ceeded the meeting, the Chamber
of Commerce now has approxi
mately $650.00 pledged. This mo
ney will be used to promote the
growth of the Roxboro market.
The Raleigh radio station, W.
P. T. F., the News and Observer,
local papers and nearby papers
will be used as advertising me
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James
. Thomas, of Alexandria, Va., a.
. baby girl. Mr. Thomas is the
son of G. W. Thomas of Roxbortk.