IF If J 8 NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
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RUMANIA MAT OFFER
Budapest Diplomats familiar
with the Balkans Friday express
ed the opinion that should soviet
Russia see fit to extend her in
fluence by moving into the Ru
manian province of Bessarabia
she would be met with little or
no resistance from King Carol’s
These sources, who said they
expected Russian action in the
near future if she does not in
tend to push her influence into
southern Europe, advanced the
- belief that Rumania probably
would be compelled to fight alone
if she should insist upon defend-
Bessarabia with arms.
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IMdeigh Unemployment is
dropping, wages are rising, retail
trade is increasing and business
is booming in North Carolina, an
Associated Press survey indicat
ed, almost 10 years to the day
after the stock market crash that
preceded the great depression.
The state has taken the impact
of European war in its stride, the
survey indicated. The conflict ap
parently haS accelerated the tem
po of business in the western
feetion and thrown a damper on
the T*yTp tide of activity in the
east, where tobacco markets were
r forced to close because of the
withdrawal of British buyers.
WHAT ATHENIA MAY
HAVE TAKEN TO BOTTOM
New York The Daily News
says the department of justice is
investigating “impressive eviden
ce that the Germans sank the lin
er Athenia because they were
convinced she carried a treasure
of $59,000,000 in gold and,securi
ties to underwrite British war
The evidence came from sour
ces close to two German marine
salvage companies which have
specialized in learning the exact
manifests of treasure-bearing
WINNIE RUTH JUDD
IS NEWS ONCE AGAIN
Phoenix, Ariz. Attendants
at the Arizona State Hospital for
the Insane turned down the
sheets of Winnie Ruth Judd’s bed
to find the trunk murderess of
two women had escaped.
The blond, 34-year-old slayer,
, under sentence to be hanged if
she ever recovers her sanity,
stayed away from a dance for
inmates to pile up the boxes and
bottles to stimulate a body in the
“It was almost perfect,” said
Y. C. White, executive secretary
to Governor Bob Jones.
Rexall One Ceflt
I The Rexall One Cent sale at
i Hambrick, Austin and Thomas
I Drug store starts Wednesday
I morning, November 1, and con-
I tinues four days, Wednesday,
I Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
I The proprietors of the store
■ have a large stock of Rexall
■ standard items that were bought
■ first for this sale. Remember,
Byea buy one item at the regu-
Ito price and one penny gets an-
R other of the same kind.
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All Except Woodsdale Re
ports Were In By Noon
With the exception of Woods
dale township, where the returns
were incomplete at the hour the
“Times” went to press, the fol
lowing is a list of county and
township committeemen chosen
Friday in the balloting held by
the Person county Agricultural
Conservation association to elect,
in the order named as chairman,
vice-chairman, third member,
first alternate and second alter
County Committee - C. T. Hall,
D. A. Hester, J. G. Chambers, J.
H. Foushee and B. G. Crumpton.
Allensville township: G. C.
Pulliam, J. Larkin Gentry, Luth
er G. Oakley, Bradsher Gentry,
and O. L. Burch.
Bushy Fork township; John E.
Whitfield, O. R. Horner, W. Eu
gene Hester, D. L. Whitfield and
Cunningham township: S. M.
Green, Jacob Thompson, Kelly
Brewer, C. W. McSherry and
Flat River township; J. R.
Gentry, A. F. Hicks, N. B .
Garrett, R. T. Ashley, and Noah
Holloway township: D. E. Whitt,
P. H. Woody, B. W. Gentry, J.
G. Lowery, and J. Y. Humphries.
Mt. Tirzah township; E. N. Til
lett, W. W. Peed, Clyde Meadows,
W. B. Jones and L. P. Sherman.
Olive Hill township: W. L.
Pleasant, F. H, Carver, L. T-
J. B. Hester and J.
D. Winstead, Jr.
Roxboro township: Dr. B. A.
Thaxton, George Perkins, G. M.
Fox, Jr., Henry Whitt, and W. A.
Members of the Roxboro Wo
man’s club are planning to have i
a Halloween party at the Pioneer,
Warehouse, acording to announce- j
ment Saturday afternoon by the
club president, Mrs. Cliff Hall. 1
Admission is free and the pub-|
lie is invited to join in games and
other festivities belonging to the
season. The party will begin at \
Children Will Celebrate
All Hallows Eve Downtown
Prizes Will Be Given By
Chamber For Best Costume
and Best Window Decora
Plans for a gala celebration of
the night preceding “All Saints’
Day”, commonly called “Hallo
ween”, in which two blocks of
Main street here will be roped
off to give the young merry-mak
ing ghosts room for their antics,
were announced Friday afternoon
by the Roxboro Chamber of Com
-1 merce, through the organization’s
secretary Melvin H Burke.
According to Mr. Burke, two
uptown blocks of Main street
will be roped off between the
hours of 7 to 9 o’clock Tuesday
evening in order to provide a
safe but on the Main street spot
for the children of Roxboro and
the community to prank and
prance as goblins, ghosts, witches
and other spook-like forms. And
what is more the child who in
the opinion of the judging com
mittee, has the most original cos
tume will be awarded a prize of
Another prize of the same a
mount will be given for the best
decorated store window, it was
said. No particular limitation is
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About R» L. Harris
R. L. Harris of this city, has announced that he is a
candidate for the position of Lieutenant-Governor of
North Carolina. We are glad that he decided to take this
step and others who have expressed an opinion state that
they, too, are glad.
•=; Person county people and others over the entire state
know that Mr. Harris is an ideal man for this position. He
has had a large amount of experience that helps qualify
him for the office, having served five times in the General
Assembly and on many commissions. North Carolina de
serves to have good men in official positions and this pa
per does not hesitate to say that R. L. Harris is one of
the best in the state. This is not just another statement.
Years of public service as well as his private life prove that
he is a leader of the right kind.
Person county’s candidate does not recommend him
self, but the people of Person county recommend him and
ao so without reservation. We are proud of his record at
home and in Raleigh and want to see him attain the good
he now seeks. We have an idea that his party will see to
it that he reaches the high position that he desires and
the people of this county want to do all that they can to
Local Women Go
To Chapel Hill For
Mrs. Arthur Crosley, Mrs. L.
|M. Carlton, Mrs. William Tim
berlake and Mrs. A. F. Durham
of Roxboro attended the Annual
District of Orange meeting of
the Woman’s Auxiliary of the
Episcopal church, held last Tues
day at Chapel Hill in the Chapel
of the Cross. ,
Mrs. Harold Bird of Durham
was elected chairman of the
Auxiliary, succeeding Mrs. G. K.
G. Henry of Chapel Hill,
The Rev. A. S. Lawrence, rec
tor of the Chapel of the Cross,
opened the session with commun
ion service. Mrs. Henry presided
over a general meeting of ap
| proximately 100 from parishes in
Durham, Roxboro, Chapel Hill,
Pittsboro, Hillsboro and Sanford.
Addresses were given by the
Rev. Gray Temple of Tarboro, the
Rev. James S. Cox of Burlington
and Mrs. W. S. Holmes, president
of the diocesan auxiliary. Lunch
, eon honoring the representatives
j was served at the Carolina Inn.
J. A. Cates Os
Dies In Durham
J. A. Cates, 23, son of Mrs. J.
C. Cates, of the Hurdle Mills
community, died Friday morning
at 9:30 o’clock at Watts hospital
in Durham, after a long illness.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Saturday afternoon at 3 o’-
clock at Mt. Zion church, with
the Rev. E. L. Hill, pastor, in
Surviving are his mother, three
brothers, Hester, James and Hugh
and three sisters, Misses Louise,
Elizabeth and Annie Thompson
Cates, all of Hurdle Mills. His
father died some time ago.
Pay 1938 TAXES
City Manager James C. Har
ris Saturday urged Roxboro citi
zens owing 1938 taxes to pay up
before the first of November, as
after that date unpaid 1938 taxes
will be advertised for sale. Citi
zens who pay these taxes now
will keep their names off of the
published listing and save adver
tising costs ,too,. said Mr. Harris.
J. M. BROUGHTON
WILL SPEAK TO
Prominent Raleigh Attor
ney Will Be Here Decern
ber 11 For Special Event.
J. M. Broughton, prominent
Raleigh attorney, will be the chief
speaker at the annual Ladies
Night and Charter Night of the
Roxboro. Kiwanis club. This oc
casion acording to announcement
made Saturday, will be celebrat
ed on the night of December 11th.
and will take place at the Hotel
Doctors J. D. Bradsher and B.
A. Thaxton composed the com
mittee that was to select a speak
er for this meeting and they were
pleased that Mr. Broughton
could accept their invitation.
Mr. Broughton stated that he
was delighted to acept and he
will also bring Mrs. Broughton
Ladies Night and Charter Night
is a big occasion with the Kiwan
is club. The Kiwanians are all ex
pected to bring their wives or
sweethearts and the notables of
the city are invited as special
guests. Approximately one hun
dred and fifty people will attend
The Roxboro Kiwanis club will
be celebrating its seventh birth
day on the night of December
11th. and plans now being made
call for one of the nicest events
that have been held.
D. R. Taylor is now president
of the club and F. O. Carver, Jr.
Heller’s Shows To
Be In Roxboro
The Heller’s Acme shows will
be in Roxboro for a stay of one
week beginning Monday, October
30 and remaining through Satur
day, November 4. The show will
be on the old fair grounds oppo
site the prison camp.
Officials of Heller’s shows state
they have a large number of good
■shows and excellent free acts.
They have just finished playing
for the Kiwanis Club at Selma
and the Tar River fair at Frank
Heller’s shows carry one hun
dred and fifty people and fea
ture Captain Irvin’s Dog and
Pony show. All free acts will
take place at 10;00 p. m.
“In all forms of government,
the people is the true legislator.”
C. of C. Expansion
Now And January
Decision to stage a member
ship campaign with the view of
securing at least ten additional
members in the Roxboro Cham
ber of Commerce was reached
here Thursday night at a meet
ing of the Chamber’s board of
It is planned that these addi
tional memberships are to be se
cured before January 1, 1940.
The campaign is now underway
and the organization’s secretary,
Melvin H. Burke, and a member
ship committee hope to be able
to make an announcement of
progress within the next few days.
Two other matters also came
up for discussion at Thursday
night’s board meeting. It was de
cided that the Chamber of Com
merce will attempt to secure an
additional SIOO to add to the
sum previously contributed and
pledged to the Tobacco Market
advertising fund. Approximately
$650 has been contributed and
pledged to the fund but the goal
has been set at $750, to be used
in radio and newspaper advertis
ing of the local market.
It was also decided that the
Chamber will sponsor again
this year a program of street
decorations on Main street here
during the Christmas holiday
season. Considerable quantities of
electric lights and other decor
ating equipment were bought
last year and these will be again
brought into use. Complete de
tails of the Christmas civic pro
gram will be announced later, it
was said, but President Glenn
Stovall and Secretary Burke are
anticipating that local merchants
and store owners will be anxious
to cooperate in this community
In the drive to secure addition
al funds to support Roxboro’s
tobacco market program through
advertising, it is expected that a
number of civic leaders and busi
ness firms not yet contacted will
pledge their active financial sup
port. Committees have been form
ed to make these contracts and it
is thought that additional funds
will be secured without difficul
CUB PACK NO. 2 TO MEET
Tthere will be a special meet
ing of Cub Pack, No. 2, Thurs
day night at the Scout hut, ac
cording to announcement made;
Saturday morning. All members
of this group are urged to at- !
Along The Way
With the Editor
There is a street running west by,the home of D. W. Long and
Norman Street that is called Harris street. Someone has wanted to
Know whether this street was named after Uncle Charlie Harris, now
a deceased colored citizen who once lived on the street, or Ben Har
ris, colored, who works for the city or James Harris, city manager.
It is a known fact that Mr. Abbitt had one street named Abbitt ave
nue so why shouldn’t Jim have a street named after himself? It
might also be a nice thing to have a street named after ex-Mayor
Dawes and present-Mayor Nicks. There should be something to re
member them for.
Jessie Rogers, one of Roxboro’s old-timers, has returned to this
city and has gone in business here. Jessie stayed away a long time,
but he just had to come back to old Person County to win fame and
fortune. Jessie has been living in Washington, D. C., but he wanted
to come back to Roxboro where men are men and where all men
Someone has said that Gus Deering is trying to find out some
thing about winter gardening. Evidently Gus wasn’t satisfied with
defeating the high cost of living in the summertime, but now wants
to do the same thing in the winter. Looks like he would have a lit
tle mercy on the grocers.
L. T. Heffner,‘former Roxboro school teacher, and his wife of a
few months spent last weekend in Roxboro. Heffner was so proud
of his wife that he just had to take her to church for the people here
to see her. He says that he is making an Ideal husband.
John Brewer has paid his subscription dues to this paper. Thank
you, John, hope the dollar and a half did not “disfumish you”.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1939
Tobacco Sales Up
At The Moon
By one o’clock Saturday
morning, to those people who
were up late enough to look
at it, the Roxboro and Per
son moon resembled nothing
so much as a red-rimmed
baseball in the &y. The rea
son ; there was at that hour
a 99.2 percent total eclipse
of the moon, visible not only
here but throughout fair
weather areas in North and
One man here spent two
hours photographing the
various stages, which began j
about 11 o’clock Friday
night. Another man borrow
ed an alarm clock from his
favorite drug store, but some
folks just stayed up, and
others went to bed, not
knowing or caring what
happened to silver night
The Bethel Hill school bus pa
trol which was organized during
September is doing an excellent
job, and has come in for much
praise from the school patrons,
according to a statement made
Saturday by school officils.
The function of the bus patrol
it to help the driver maintain or
der, insure the observance of all
safety rules by pupils and to do
other things to promote safety. A
boy patrol member also directs
the trucks off the school ground
in a certain order so that trucks
going a long distance will not
have to pass trucks which un
load students nepr the school.
Two students direct the drivers
as to the proper time to enter
the highway from the school
The Patrol consists of the fol
lowing boys; Wingate Rogers,
Wallace Young, Jimmy Woody,
Bud Jones, Fran kGentry, Ken
nie Tuck* Lawrence Moore, Hay-
I es Whitlow, Wallace Dunn, Mar
j ion Sullivan and John Dunkley.
! A radio report yesterday after
i noon says the British got a Ger
| man plane in their country.
THE TIMES IS PERSON*
A LEADER AT ALL TIMNi
Approximately This Much
Os Weed Averaged $17.06
During Past Week.
Tobacco sales on the Roxborv
market have already passed Hie
two million pound mark. Total
sales for the seson now run 2,-
077,636 pounds as the third week
of the season was brought to a
Last year the Roxboro market
. sold a little over three millioir
pounds of tobacco during the en
tire season. It now looks like this
mark will be passed this year by
the end of the fifth week.
Approximately one-half million
j pounds were sold last week in
J Roxboro for an average of $17.06.
j One house averaged $19.98 for
I every pound sold last Monday
and other houses made excellent,
averages in spite of the fact that
a large amount of tobacco was
none too good.
One of the largest breaks of the
season is expected Monday. AH
houses are prepared for heavy
sales and fair prices are expect
■ It now looks as though Roxboro .
will sell twice as much tobacco
this season as was sold during
the last season. Although prices
are not as high, there is not much,
! NIGHT PROGRAM
FOR MR. HARRIS
Members Congratulate Him
1 On His Decision To Cam
> paign For Position.
! Following Thursday’s announce
l ment by R. L. Harris of his can
> didacy for Democratic nomina
t tion as lieutenant-governor in
■ 1940, the Roxboro Rotary club, of
. which Mr. Harris is a member
> and a former president, held its
' | regular Thursday night dinner
L meeting at the Hotel Roxboro. At
[ this meeting the program origin
-j ally prepared for the evening
J was abandoned in favor of an
, “All for Harris” night.
With the club president, R. B.
- Griffin, presiding, a number of
• impromptu talks were made by
• Mr. Harris’ fellow Rojarians who
wished him sucess in his politi
cal venture and promised their
undivded support of hs forth
coming political campaign. Speak
ers of the evening included:
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CHINA BONUS IS
OFFERED WITH CABINETS
At a sale of kitchen cabinets
Thursday, November 2, the Rox
starting Thursday, Nov. 2 the Rox
i sering, for a limited time, as a
sales bonus a 32-piece dinner set.
This service of china .contains e
nough plates, cups and saucers
and the like to serve six people
and is in a very attractive de
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