IP IT IS NEWS ABOI'T
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VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EYEBY SUNDAE & THURSDAY
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
PREPARES TO TAKE ACTION
Geneva The League of Na
tions leadership put up to the as
sembly a bold resolution to brand
Soviet Russia an aggressor ag
ainst Finland, put weight behind
the drive for Russia’s banishment
from Geneva, and even turn the
League secretariat into a coordin
ating general staff for war mater
ials and humanitarian aid for the
A committee of delegates from
13 nations, including Great Brit
ain and France, approved and
submitted the resolution to the
assembly for final action.
FINNS REPORTED TO
BE ENGAGED IN DRIVE
Helsinki Finnish forces were
reported unofficially to have in
vaded Russian territory in a
strong drive north of Lake Lad
oga which the government’s mili
tary communique described as a
“great success” costing the Red
army heavy casualties.
The Finns, carrying the war
to Russian soil as the conflict en
ters its third week, were report
ed without confirmation to be
striking toward Russia’s vital Le-
ing 55 to 60 miles across the eas
MARY PICKFORD WAS NOT
THERE AND TELLS WHY
New York Even if she had
time, Mary Pickford said she
would not attend the funeral of
her former husband, Douglas
Fairbanks, in California.
‘I think it’s barbaric to look at
dead people,” Miss Pickford de
clared shortly after she arrived
here for a conference with Alex
ander Korda, United Artists pro
ducer. I '
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“The second the spirit leaves
the body, the body is nothing but
an empty shell, not the person
you knew and cared for. I don’t
want anybody to look at me when
I’m dead. Funerals are barbarious,
revolting affairs. I go to them as
seldom as I possibly can.”
BIG NAVAL BATTLE OFF
SOUTH AMERICAN COAST
Montevideo, Uruguay A 14-
hour running sea fight between
three British cruisers and the
German pocket 'battle ship Ad
miral Scheer ended with the
badly-hit German warship tag
ing refuge in neutral Montavideo
harbor with 30 of her crew kill
ed and 60 injured.
The British victory was not
without its casualties, however,
for the British admiralty in Lon
don admitted one of its three
cruisers, the fast 8,390-ton cruis
er Exeter, had been put out of ac
tion after four hours of the fight.
KEEPING DAVIES AT HOME
Washington President Roose
velt is considering keeping Am
bassador Joseph E. Davies in
Washington fcr consultation and
advice in connection with the
’ European hostilities.
State department officials said
that Davies had not resigned as
ambassador to Belgium and that
: no definite decision had yet been
readied as to just what his sta
jfc tus would be.
K The President discussed with
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Begins To Thrive
As The Days Pass
The Christmas season is now!
really underway in Roxboro and'
Person county. Stores in the city I
are remaining open each night)
until 9 o’clock and shoppers are;
taking advantage of the many
values that are being offered to
them at this season.
City schools closed Friday;
County schools will close Tuesday
and all will observe about a two
weeks holiday, opening again
The tdbacco market has clos
ed for the year and will re-open
around the eighth of January.
The market always observes a
little longer holiday than other
Merchants report that shop
ping is picking up every day and
indications are that old Saint
Nicholas is going to make a real
visit this year, leaving a goodly
store of gifts behind him.
Starting Monday Christmas
trees may be expected to dot the
landscape again and many homes
will feature trees and lights on
their lawns and in their windows.
On the night of December 24,
that man, Santa Claus, will be
AT ROTARY CLUB
Former District Governor
Delivers Humorous Talk To
Members and Guests.
Observing their annual “Ladies’
Night”, at the Hotel Roxboro,
members of the Roxboro Rotary
club heard an address by ex-dis
trict governor Edmund Harding, |
of Washington, N. C., who spoke
on, “What’s In Your Christmas
By skillful balancing of light
ness and seriousness Mr. Harding
held the attention of his listen
ers. “What you put into your
Christmas stocking,” he said, “is
i what you get out of it.” He add-
I ed the thought that people who
i are sad at Christmas time should j
, not seek to impose their personal
i troubles on others, or to restrict
! the joys of others. Christmas, he
-aid, is meant to be a time of
Rotarians, Rotary-anns and
special, guests to the number of
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I Anniversary Os
First Flight Was
Manteo, N. C., December 16—
On the dunes beneath the pylon
crowned brow of Kill Devil Hill
youthful pilots trying their wings
for the first time in cross-coun
try flight and many white-haired
pioneers of aviation paid homage
to the inventors of the airplane
The youngsters, who are under
going primary flight training un
der the civil aeronautics author
ity at colleges in Virginia and
North Carolina, came here for
the J|6th. anniversary of the
flight of an airplane.
The novices and pioneers met
in the tyg log-building museum
at Fort Raleigh last night for an
informal evening that tolerated
* nothing in the way of speech
making but anything in the way
This morning there will be a
brief ceremony. The community’s
wreath will be laid at the base of
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National Guard Tests N. Y. Anti-Aircraft Defense j
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» National Guardsmen of Battery D, 212th coast artillery unit, only National Guard anti-aircraft unit in
New York state, load a three-inch, super-powered gun, one of 325 ordered by the government. The new weap-, 1
ons, which would defend New York city in case of air attack, have a three-inch bore, fire a 28-pound projec
tile containing 253 one-half-inch lead pellets, and can fire 30 shells a minute. Guns were tested at Fort Til
den, Rockaway beach, New York city. It was the first time since 1917 that a N. Y. National Guard regiment
held winter maneuvers. . .
Pension Plan To
Go Into Effect j
Collins and Aikman corpora
tion, at Ca-Vel, announced Fri
day to its employees the inaugu
ration of a pension plan which
will become effective Jan. 1, 1940.
Under provisions of the plan, em
ployees who are 65 years or old
er and have been in the com
pany’s servire for at least 25
years are entitled to apply for!
pensions. These pensions will bej
provided at no expense to the \
The announcement was first
made from the New York office,-
but the message was confirmed
here toy a similar statement from
| local officials.
Boys Will Begin
4-H Beef Project
Three Person County boys, Al
vin Moore, James Earl Moore
and Herbert Moore, of the Bushy!
I Fork community, have each pur-!
! chased an Aberdeen Angus to:
raise as a 4-H club beef cattle'
project, acording to announce-!
ment from Assistant Conuty A-j
gent J. B. Snipes. Purchase of the
animals was effected through coJ
operation of the local bank.
“For this purpose the Son of;
Gcd was manifested, that he
might destroy the works of the
Along The Way—
With the Editor-
; Well, the Roxboro firemen were paid last week and the
money is sure coming in handy at Christmas time. Someone
said that George Cushwa and R. D. Bumpass collected their
salary and then went right out on a Christmas shopping tour.
No one knows which five and ten cent st:re they stopped in.
However, that must have been a mistake about Billy Har
ris, ID getting his pay and taking it straight 10 his wife.
The news is out—Wedding bells are going to ring for our
old friend, J. W. Gaddy. Wonder if that will be of any inspira
tion to Glenn Titus?
I This writer saw and heard an old colored man asking
Brodie Riggsbee if he had an old suit of clothes that he could
spare. Brodie told the man that when he finished with a suit
of clothes it wouldn't even do for a “spare”.
S. G. Winstead killed hogs last week. Immediately after
( the killing the following people cancelled their meat orders at
grocery stores—J. S. Merritt, ‘E. B. Craven, Jr., and S. B.
Winstead. The cancellation was not suggested by Mr. Winstead.
M. W. Satterfield says that he eats very little meat. He also
said that when he was a young man he could eat it three times
r a day. Now he eats mostly vegetables. Just to look at M. W.
Satterfield you wouldn’t think that he was over 90 and his
i size would indicate that he was eating plenty of something,
i No, we are not expecting the following boys to marry this
t Christmas, F. O. Carver, Jr., James Harris, James Brooks, Chas.
Wood and Pies Hunt
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FINAL RITES FOR
GEORGE A. DANIEL
TO BE CONDUCTED
Interment To Be In Burch
wood Cemetery Immediate
ly Following Services.
Funeral services for George A.
j Daniel, 65, of Route 3, Roxboro,
| who died early Saturday morn
| ing at Community hospital, will
jbe conducted this afternoon at
| 2 o’clock at Brooklyn Methodist
j church, of which he had for many
i years been a member. Officiating
I ministers will be the Rev. D. A. |
Petty, pastor of the church; Rev. j
W. T. Leigh, of Middleburg, a j
former pastor, and the Rev. S. F.
Nicks, of Cedar Grove Interment j
will take place at Burchwood
Mr. Daniel had been in usual
good health until about ten days
ago when he fell and broke sever
|al ribs. His condition became'
j gradually worse and he was re- j
i moved to Community hospital
j here a week ago, where he under-
I went an operation on Thursday,
j Complications developed and
| death followed about 2:30 o’clock
, Saturday morning.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Mollie Daniel; two
Raymond and Randall Daniel; j
a daughter, Mrs. John Cates, all:
of Route 3, Roxboro, and by two
brothers, W. A. Daniel and C. G.
Daniel, both of Roxboro.
The Allensville Parent-Teach
er association sponsored a Fid
dler’s convention Friday night at
the school building. After expen
ses were paid it was found that
the P. T. A. had cleared about
' j sixty dollars that will be placed
' | in the curtain fund.
11 Prizes were awarded as fol-
I lows: grand prize, Person Coun
' i ty Ramblers; best duet, Thomas
Carver and Jasper Carver; best
i fiddler’s solo, C. C. Holt; best
I banjo selection, Fatt Denny; best
i guitar selection, Agnes Long.
Home Owners Are
Asked To Decorate
, Although Christmas lights have
• been blazing on downtown streets
since the first of the month, it
,1 was noticed Saturday night that
L 1 comparatively few private home
owners have as yet arranged
lights over their dorways cr on
Exactly one week remains un
til Christmas and it is hoped that
many citizens will arrange dis-'
\ | plays before the week is out.
| Lights in both the residential and
downtown section are usually
| left on until Ne" - Year’s Day j
It will be noticed that lights and
trees have been placed over the |
doorway and on the lawn at the
Rural mail carriers of Person j
county have requested that their j
patrons be asked to see that all
mail is stamped prior to mailing.
The holiday rush makes it diffi
cult for carrers unless this rule
The Philathea Class of the
First Baptist church had a Christ
mas program Tuesday at the
home of Mrs. W. R. Minor. Hos
tesses were Mrs. Ben Wade and l
Mrs. P. T. Wilkins. Mrs. Parker
Riddle read a Christmas poem
and after the program had been
presented the hostesses served re
FIREMEN TO CALL
All men who have served on
the local fire department are re-
I quested to call at the City Man
ager’s office for their salary.
SUNDAY, DEC. 17, 1939
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Week’s Total Brings Tobacco «
Sales Past Five Million Mark-. ..
Roxboro Market Now 2,000,000 Pounds Ahead
Os Last Year’s Sales; Last Week’s Contribution
Not Remarkable In Quantity or Quality.
Care By Citizens
Christmas and holiday merry
makers are requested not to shoot
fire crackers in the business dis
‘ trict or on residential streets, ac
cording to a statement issued
Saturday by City Manager James
! C. Harris. Mr. Harris pointed out
| that aside from the unnecessary
| noise, promiscuous setting off of
I explosives is apt to be danger
ous to both motorists and pedes
Chamber of Commerce Has
Not Yet Selected New
Directors of the Roxboro Cham
ber of Gomerce held a call meet
ing Friday night in the office of
the secretary. At the meeting the
directors dealt with a number of
routine matters and made plans
for closing out the year’s work
by the end of the month.
No mention was made of the
selection of a successor to Mel
vin H. Burke, present secretary
of the Chamber, who announced
two weeks ago that he will re
sign January 1, in order to de
vote his entire time to the prac
tice of law.
Directors present were Glenn
Stovall, president; David Brooks,
James Long, Jr., J. D. Mangum,
Bill Minor and J. S. Merritt.
Secretary Melvin Burke pre
sented matters that were up for
N. Y. A. Official Ond Oth
ers To Be In Roxboro Tues-
' Aubrey Williams, National
Youth Administrator, of Washing
| ton, D. C., will toe in Roxboro
Wednesday, December 20,’t0 in-
I spect the Negro community build
( ing. Six projects, constructed by
! the National Youth administrr
tion, have been selected through
out North Carolina, for Mr. Wil
liams to visit, during his stay in
the state and C. J. Ford, Negro
County Agent is pleased that the
Negro Community house here is
j one of the six stopping places
The folowing will be. in the
party with Mr. Williams: John A.
Lang, N. Y. A. State director;
Congressman Lon Folger, Con
gressman Durham, P .S. Randolph,
W. F. Lawrence, Porject Super
visor, district No. 2; Miss Mary
McDaniels, Assistant Supervisor,
and Miss Inez Hobgood, County
N. Y. A. Supervisor.
It is understood that the party
' will reach Roxboro about 11:45
a. m. All youths, who have work
ed on the project are requested
to be at the community building
at 11 o’clock Wednesday, wheth
er working that day or not. All
other friends, who are interest
are also asked to be present, es
i pecially the fathers and mothers
of the youths, who worked on the
| project and those who made do-
I nations. .' ;. .
THE TIMES IS PERSON'S '
PREMIER NEWSPAPER %
A LEADER AT ALL TIME** ..
Growers Receive $831,148.48
Market Will Re-open la f
January. Expect Million
And Half More Pounds Will
Be Sold. >
The Roxboro Tobacco market
closed Friday for the Christmas
holidays after having sold 5,5i3,-
764 pounds of tobacco to date.
Total amount of money that has
been paid to growers by local
warehousemen runs to $831,148.-
Last week the market in Rox—
•boro sold 385,776 pounds of to
bacco for $45,119.63. Sales were
rather light and the offering was
of poor quality.
Although a major portion of
Person’s crop has been sold it is
thought that the market will sell
about one and a half million
Local Warehousemen said Sat
urday morning that a definite re
opening date had not been nam
ed, but that it was thought that
the market would re-open Jan*
uary 8 .
Last year’s poundage on the
Roxboro market was three and a
half million and so it is found
that approximately two million
more pounds have already been
sold this season to date than was
sold for the entire season last
It is understood that all four
houses in this city will be open
for business after the holidays.
LOSS BY THEFT ;
Goods and Cash Taken But
Safe Remains Intact. En
trance Through Front Door.
Loss of cash and goods amount
ing to between $250 and S3OO,
stolen from the Daniel T. Whit
field store, at Hurdle Mills, some
time after midnight Thursday
night, was reported Friday morn
ing to Person County Sheriff, M.
Sheriff Ciayton, who made an
investigation of the robbery in
the early hours of Friday morn
ing, said that $25 in pennies, one
pistol, two shotguns and a case
cf shells were among the items
taken. One shotgun was of the
single barrel type, the other an
Entrance to the store was ef
fected by breaking the staple of
the front door lock. The lock it
self was found in the yard in
front of the store. The robber or,
robbers, after gaining entrance,
broke the combination of the safe
and hacked at the door with tools,
but could not get it open. Tools
that had been used in the attempt
were left on the floor beside the
Officer Kelly, of the Durham;
finger-printing department wns
called in and dbtained prints.
Sheriff Clayton said today that
further investigations are being
made on the basis of Kelly’s fin
Friday’s break-in was the sec
ond major robbery in less than
two weeks, although officers hav»
. arrested two Negro men in con- -Jjj
l nection with the first, which oe
. curred on December 5, in Huiii
■ Hardware store. (
; “Diligence is the mother-' afegj
. j good fortune.”