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VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVEBY SUNDAY * THURSDAY
Armistice Day Program To
Offer A Varied Schedule
Speaker at Dolly Madison
Will Be The Hon. W. D.
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Plans are now complete for the
Roxboro Armistice Day program
sponsored here Saturday by the
Lester Blackwell Post of the A
merican Legion, and according to
a statement made by Post Com
mander R. H. Shelton it is ex
pected that members of the Le
gion and their friends will enjoy
a worthwhile holiday.
Attention is called to the fact
that the place of meeting for the
formal morning program, where
the Hon. W. D. Merritt, Roxboro
attorney, will deliver an ad.
dress, has been changed from the
Person county courthouse to the
Dolly Madison theatre. Legion of
ficials said that the theatre man
agement had offered the theatre
facilities for the speaking after
preliminary plans had been made
and that the offer has been ac
cepted, since it is felt that the
theatre can offer more convenient
Mr. Merritt’s address will be
the feature of the memorial ser.
vice, starting at 10;30 o’clock.
The service will open with the
advancement of the colors and a
call to order by Commander Shel
ton, followed by the invocation by
Chaplain B.- B. Knight. After the
singing of “America” by the
audience, Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr.,
of this city, will give the address
Other features of the morning
program will include a declara
tion, by Lester Long, son of K. L.
Long, of this county, and a sel
ection of songs rendered by the
Roxboro Central school chorus,
under the direction of Mrs. Sam
Byrd Winstead. Introduction of
the speaker will be made by J.
W. Noell, editor of the Roxboro
Prior to the session at the Dol
ly Madison, there will be a par
ade, starting at 9:45 a. m., on
Central school grounds. Music
for the parade will be furnished
by the Ca-Vel drum and bugle
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Teachers Will Attend
Their District Meeting
With A. G. Bullard, teacher of
Agriculture at Bethel Hill high
school, who will preside over a
departmental meeting of the Ag
ricultural section, a large num
ber ttf Person county and Rox
boro.teachers in the public schools
wifi leave here early Friday
morning to attend a one-day see
shm of the 17th. annual conven
tion of the North Central District
Teachers association, which opens
at Raleigh at Hugh Morson high
school at 10 o’clock in the morn
R. B. Griffin, Superintendent
of Person county schools, said yes
terday that all schools in the
county and city will be closed to
morrow, and that the children and
young people will be given a holi
day in order that their teachers
may attend this district meeting.
The first general session will
be held Friday at the hour men
tioned, in the Hugh Morson high
school auditorium. Committees
will be named and officers nom
inated at that time.
Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, of the
State Department of Education
ftt-w and N. C. E. A. president,
wiU bring greetings and the
speaker will be Dr. Elbert K.
Fretwell, professor of education,
| teachers’ college, Columbia Uni-
IS BEING HELD
Annual Affair Is Observed
At Local High School
Members of the Roxboro Rota
ry and Kiwanis clubs are meet
ing tonight at the high school
gymnasium in observance of
“Scout Night”, an annual occasi
on usually well attended by
members of both clubs.
A large number of scouts will
'be present and will serve the
meal. Brunswick stew will be
the main dish with a few side
dishes and soft drinks.
The committee has made plans
to entertain approximately two
hundred people including a num
ber of scouts and others who are
not members of either civic club.
Stuart Ford, resident manager
of Collins & Aikmai:, will deliver
the address of the evening. The
program will be staged by the
scouts and will deal with scout
activities. Three Eagle awards
will be presented after the sup
per is served.
Bethel Hill P. T. A.
Meeting Is Held
The regular monthly meeting
cf the Bethel Hill Parent-Teachers
association was held Monday
night in the school auditorium
with a large number of school
The meeting was caled to or
der by the president, Mrs. J. H.
Merritt; Mrs. Joe Humphries had
charge of the devotional.
The topic for discussion was
“Aims and Purposes of Bethel
Hill School.” Mrs. Carver dis
cused “Home Economic Depart
ment”; A. G. Bullard, “The Agri
culture Department”; Miss Nich
olson, “Music Department"; Coach
Gibson, “The Athletic Program”,
and L ,S. Cannon, the principal,
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versity. His subject wil be “Eval
uating the Student Activity Pro
Meetings of the various divis
ions will be held during the af
ternoon, with the last general
session set for 7;30 o’clock Fri
day night. Charles E. Griffith of
New York will speak on “ A Pro
gram of Music for the School and
Albert H. Best, Jr., principal of
Hope Valley school, Durham, is
T.hree of the N. C. E. A. dis
tricts already have held their
annual meetings and each has en
dorsed plans for the retirement
system. The subject of teacher te
nure also has been discussed at
the other meetings.
The teachers presented such a
plan to the last legislature, as did
State employes, but no action
was taken on either proposal. A
commission has been named to
report to the Budget Bureau be
fore the 1941-43 budget is pre
pared for the 1941 legislature.
More than 2,000 teachers and
other school people are expected
for the convention. Presidehts of
associations in the local units of
the 18 counties in the district will
hold their annual dinner and
round-table discussion tonight at
the Sir Walter Hotel.
Three cases of scarlet fever
have been reported in Person
county this week, stated Dr.
Allen of the local health de
partment today. Two of these
are in Roxboro and one in the
Dr. Allen stated that there
was no cause for general a
larm. All families that are
concerned are co-operating in
every way with the health de
For Mrs. Pulliam,
Fingl rites for Mrs. William
Joseph Pulliam, 86, prominent
resident of Leasburg, who died
at 9:30 o’clock Monday night in
Watts hospital, Dlurham, after
several months of declining
health, were conducted yesterday
afternoon at Leasburg Methodist
church at 2 o’clock, with Dr. W.
A. Lamberth, superintendent of
the Winston-Salem district, and
Rev. D. D. Traynham, pastor of
the church, in charge. Interment
followed in Leasburg cemetery.
Mrs. Pulliam, who was an ac
tive member of Leasburg Metho
dist church until her health fail
ed, was a charter member of the
Woman’s Missionary society. She
is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Cora P. Newsom, of Little
ton; Mrs. R. T. Poole, of Tray,
and Miss Mattie Pulliam, of
Leasburg, who made 'hdt home
with her mother. Eight grand
children also survive.
Pall bearers included; Norwood
Newman, of Roxboro; Marvin
Stephens, Harvey Newman and
Newman Turner, all of Danville,
Va., William Newman, of Leas
burg, and James P, Newman, of
GIVEN NOV 14
Hilda Manning’s “Life Be
gins At Sixteen” Will Have
Students of Roxboro High
school’s Dramatic club will pre
sent “Life Begins at Sixteen” on
Tuesday, November 14, at 8 p.
m., it was announced today.
This play deals with the trou
bles and problems of “16 year
There will be a morning mati
nee on this same date at 9:30
for the students who will not be
able to attend the night show.
The play is considered to be
one of the best of recent yeras
and indications point to a large j
attndance at both performances.
Rehearsals have been underway
for some time and interest in the
play is growing by leaps and
bounds, acording to Mrs. B. G.
Clayton, instructor in dramatics.
Prayers To Be
Said At Church
On Armistice Day, Saturday,
November 11, St. Mark’s Epis
copal church will be open from
9 o’clock in the morning until 5
o’clock in the afternoon in ob
servance of a day of prayer for
world-peace, it was announced
Leaflets containing special
prayers .for peace will be placed
in the church pews and it is
hoped that many people of this
community will come to the
church to render petitions Tor the
peace of the world. i •I* I
OF BUSHY FORK
Contest Supervised By Per
cy W. Lancaster Aroused
Miss Annette Whitfield, 9, in
the 4th. grade at Bushy Fork, and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Whitfield, of the Bushy Fork
community, was announced as
the winner of a popularity con
test held as a part of a benefit
Halloween festival sponsored by
the Bushy Fork school Parent-
Teachers asociation. 1649 votes
were cast for young Miss Whit
field whose closest competitor,
Miss Donnie Horner, received 1,-
The contest, conducted under
the direction of Percy W. Lancas
ter, of the school faculty, aroused
much interest, according to re
ports from the entertainment
committee. Prizes for the contest
and for various games on the pro
gram for the evening were con
tributed by Roxboro and Person
county merchants, and by par
ents, friends and children in the
community, and a considerable
sum of money was contributed to
the fund of the Parent Teachers
Other winners in the popular
ity contest were Misses Eleanor
Snipes, M. J. Warren, Belle Wag
staff and Virginia Buckner, who
were holders of third, fourth,
fifth and sixth places respective
ly. Miss Whitfield, the first place,
winner, is a well-known student
at the school and interested in
athletics and social activites. She
is also said to be a good student.
J. L. Hester, principal, of the
Bushy Fork school joined Mr.
Lancaster in expressing apprecia
tion for the cooperative support
which made the party and the
contest feature a success.
EXTRA GOOD SALE
Cheatham Lunsford sold 2,136
pounds of tobacco on our floor
Monday for $887.96. This was an
average of $41.57 per hundred.
Clyde Murphy has returned to
Roxboro from Greenville, N. C.
Mr. Murphy has accepted a posi
tion with Bumpass and Day Ser
vice Station No. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Burke Mew
bome, of Roxboro, announce the
birth of a daughter, Carlotta
Clement, Monday, November 6,
1939, at Watts hospital, Durham.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,1939
J. Ruffin White, Sr.,
Funeral services for Joseph
Ruffin White, Sr., 64, whose death
occurred Wednesday morning at
his home in East Roxboro, follow
ing an illness of two days, were
conducted this afternoon at 2 o’-
clock, at the home of his son,
J. Ruffin White, Jr., with Elder
Roy Monk in charge. Interment
took place in Burchwood ceme
In addition to J. Ruffin White,
Jr., Mr. White is survived by an
other son, Edward White, of Hol
lywood, California, and two dau
ghters; Mrs. Sallie B. Mitchell, of
Hickory, and Miss Mary Ella
White, of Hollywood, California.
Active pall beareres included:
Earl Humphries, P. T. Whitt,
Andrew Clayton, Richard Owen,
Meade Sparrow and Edward
Owen. Flower bearers were Mes
dames Lois Dixon, Meade Spar
row, Jasper Whitfield, and Misses
Frances Stone, Vallie Church and
ROLL OF HONOR
More Than Two Dozen
Students Win Coveted Dis
tinction During October.
More than 25 students of the
Hurdle Mills school made the
October honor roll, according to
a statement made today by
school officials. Only two grades,
the 6th. and the 10th, failed to
report honor roll students ,an in
vestigation of the report shows.
Those on the honor roll include;
First grade: Joyce Berry, Don
ald Lee Davis.
Second grade: Bobby Moore,
Dan Whitfield, Joan Whitfield,
Betty Sue Whitfield, Peggy Haw
kins, John Foushee, Edgar Long,
Jr., Billy Rimmer.
Third grade; Lois Long, Ber
nard Rimmer, Longie Ashley,
Fourth grade: Guy Ashley, Wil
ma Berry, Edward Jones.
Fifth grade; Christine Jones.
Sixth grade: None.
Seventh grade: Elva Walters.
Eighth grade; Dallas Norris.
Ninth grade: Verna Mae Evans,
Jasper W. Hawkins.
- Tenth grade; None.
Eleventh grade; Rachel Porter
field, Irma Allen, Veromica Hall.
Applications for the position of|
postmaster of Longhurst, N. C.,
will be received' at Washington,
D. C. until November 24, 1939, it
was announced this week by the
United States Civil Service com
Examinations will take place in
Roxboro at a time that will be
announced to the applicants.
The position at Longhurst pays |
a salary of $1,700 yearly.
For more complete details those j
who are interested are referred
to the Roxboro, N. C., postoffice J
Red Cross Roll Call
BY MAYOR NICKS
Commends Support Os Red
Cross Campaign By Citizens
Os This Community.
“With Europe at war, the Amer
ican Red Cross is confronted with
tremendously increased responsi
bilities, and this year it is redoub
ling its appeal to the American
people for support in the battle a
gainst human suffering.
During the past year we have
been drawn closer to the Red
Cross through its far-flung dis
aster relief, its aid to the inno
cent non-combatant of war, as
well as through its daily services
designed to stamp out misery in
the form of disease and the ever
present threat of accidental death.
Those of us who have seen the
Red Cross grow in recent years
and realize the great demands the
European situation places on it,
can understand the need for a
great membership increase. The
natural phenomena of disaster
and the dangers of a mechanized
age continue to be the source of
suffering and accidental death.
We must recognize that the abil
ity of this great organization to
serve is directly proportionate to
the membership support of the
This year’s appeal of the Red
Cross for your support will be
made November 11-30. Our com
munity has never failed to res
pond to the Red Cross call for
assistance; and for this reason I
feel confident that we shall be
proud to enroll our share of the
million more members.
As Mayor of Roxboro, I design
ate this period as the time all
members will have an opportun
ity to renew their affiliation and
to afford those who have not en
rolled an opportunity to help the
Red Cross help ethers.”
(Signed) S. F. Nicks, Jr.,
Mayor of Roxboro
Institute Os Government To
Receive New Building Soon
Officials of Roxboro and Per
son county and other cities and
towns in the state have been in
vited to Chapel Hill on Wednes
j day evening, November 29, to
meet with Speaker William Bank
head of the National House of
Representatives, the North Caro
lina Congressional delegation, and
several hundred representatives
from city halls, county court
houses, state departments and
federal agencies in North Caro
lina at the formal opening of the
Institute of Government labora
tory building, acording to a mes
sage received today from Distric
tor Albert Coates.
It is not yet known just how
many officials from Roxboro and
Person county will attend, al
though it is possible that several
representatives from both the
town and county will be present.
The invitation to Speaker
Bankhead to represent the Nat-
Congress on this occasion
was extended by Representatives
Linsday Warren of the First Con
gressional District, supported by
Representative Doughton and oth
er members of the North Caro-
I lina delegation. “Speaker Bank-
J head’s aceptance of this invita
tion,” said Mr. Coates, “is an in-
I dication of the national signfi-
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES,
Annual Campaign For Sup
port of Red Cross To Be
gin Saturday morning.
Final plans in the inaugura
tion of the Roxboro and Person
county Red Cross Roll call, Satur
day, November 11, will be dis
cussed that morning at- a break
fast for campaign workers to be
held at nine o’clock at the Hotel
Roxboro, according to a state
ment made today by Gordon C.
Hunter, vice-president of the Peo
ples bank and chairman of the
Red Cross chapter in this city.
The campaign, under the direc
tion of Campaign Manager F. O.
Carver, Jr., co-editor of the
Roxboro “Courier”, will get un
der way immediately after the
Roll Call breakfast and it is ex
pected that it will be completed
prior to the observance of the
North Carolina Thanksgiving day,
November 30. Mr. Carver. Mr.
Hunter and Miss Lake Alleiv
Miss Velma Beam and J. B.
Snipes, together with other mem
bers of the Roll Call organiza
tion, have been busy working out
campaign details and it is ex
pected that good results will be
obtained in this community.
As explained some time ago
special emphasis will be placed
this year on personal membership
in the Red Cross proper and in
the Junior Red Cross organiza
tion. It is also expected that a
large number of individuals and
business firms will make lar
ger contributions of a sustaining
nature. Plans for the local cam
paign include a house to house
canvass of residences and busi
ness firms in the city, with report
meetings to be held at regular in-; •
tervals at the campaign head
quarters in the Hotel Roxboro.
Local officials of the Red Cross
said today that needs for the ser
vice of the American Red Cross
are constantly increasing, both'
in this country and Europe, es
pecially in war torn areas of Po
land, France and Germany. It
was pointed out, however, that
most of the money contributed to
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cance of this governmental move
ment originating in North Caro
lina and developing out of ths
life and experience of state and
Joint meetings of city council
men, county commissioners and
federal congressmen were initiat
ed by the Institute of Govern
ment on a state-wide scale in
ment on a state-wide scale in
1933 to interpret laws passed by
the National Congress and the
North Carolina General Assem
bly, and to bring together city,
county, state and federal legisla
tors for systematic discussion of
their interlocking, overlapping
and conflicting problems. The
state-wide meeting gave way to
district meetings in 1936-7-8, and
is being revived this year with
the opening of the Institute gov
ernmental laboratory building.
Wednesday afternoon, Novem
ber 29, will be devoted to regis
tration of officials, the insepction
of the governmental laboratory
building and governmental ex
hibits, a joint supper for local,
state and federal officials.
On Thursday morning city
councilmen, county commission
ers and state legislators will as
semble by Congressional districts
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