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WILL VISTT LOCAL
Allen To Con
duct Installation Os Person
J. Edward Allen, of Warrenton,
Grand Master of Masons, in North
Carolina, will visit Person Lodge
No. 113 on January 2, 1940, and
will conduct the installation of
the oficers of the local lodge for
the year 1940. This is the first
time in the recollection of pre
sent members of the local" lodge
that a Grand Master has made an
informal visit to this lodge. Oth
er Grand Masters have made of
ficial visits periodically, but Mr.
‘Allen is coming, according toi
views expressed by some local
Masons, because he has eviden
ced keen interest in this lodge
for the past several months. Lo
cal Masons are highly apprecia
tive of this interest on the part
of the Grand Master, and it is
hoped that a large number of
members and visitors from other
lodges will turn out to greet him.
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Negro In Jail Here
Is Also Wanted
Chief of Police S. A. Oliver
was notified early Friday that
Lewis Poole, Negro now in Per
son County jail here awaiting
trial in January term of Super
ior court on charges of breaking,
entering, and larceny, is also
wanted by Washington, D. C.,
police on charges of house break
ing and grand larceny.
Chief Oliver received a tele
gram from Chief of Detectives
Thompson of Washington, stating
that Poole was wanted, after the
Negro’s fingerprints had been
photographed in Durham and cop
ies distributed to police through
out the country.
Poole and Ewell Eskridge, an
other Negro, were bound over
from county court on December
12 to the January term of Super
ior court on charges of breaking,
entering and larceny after pro
bable cause had been found a
gainst them in the robbery of S3OO
worth of firearms from Hall’s
Hardware company, located on
Court street here, on the night
of December 5.
The dozen or so shotguns and
rifles which were stolen were
fouqd in a tobacco bam near the
Person, County prison camp af
ter onfe of the Negroes had been
arrested in South Boston, Va., and
-lad local officers to the hiding
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ROSES PAYS BONUS
Rose’s store will again pay a
yearly bonus to employees who
have been with the firm for as
long as a year or more, Manager
Malone of the local store stated
The bonus will be paid as fol
lows; one year service, $5.00;
two year service, $7.50; three
year service, SIO.OO.
Frank Holt was admitted to
Community hospital here about
Monday, December 18,
«ft emergency operation. His
■Sedition was described yaterdmy
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY A THURSDAY
This Fellow Faces A Busy Night!
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR R. L. MOIZE
Resident, 63, Dies Thurs
day After Long Illness.
Robert Lee Moize, 63, resident
of the Allensville community,
died Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at
the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Elizabeth Slaughter, after an ill
ness cf about seven weeks. Death
was due to a complication of dis
Funeral services were held at
the Presbyterian church here Sat
urday, with the pastor, Rev. T.
H. Hamilton, in charge.
Pall bearers were: T B. Davis,
Dorsey Day, Wallace Woods, Ken
dall Davis, J. D. Mangum, and I.
O. Abbitt. Flower bearers were:
Mrs. T. B. Davis and Miss Annie
Louis Davis, Mrs. J. F. Chandler,
Mrs. M. T. Slaughter, Mrs. B. H.
Day and Mrs. J. Davis. Interment
was in the Providence church
cemetery in Granville county,
Mr. Moize was well known in
Roxboro, having lived here a
number of years before he mov
ed to the Allensville community.
He is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Elizabeth Slaughter.
Three More Fires Occur;
Total For Week Is Eight
New Record Set In Pre-
Christmas Week; No Ser
ious Damage Done.
Three summons came to the lo
cal fire department Friday, to
bring the total number of alarms
for the week to eight, which is
probably a new record for Rox
The fires Friday, like those ear
lier in the week, did no serious
damage. They were merely old
field fires, and were brought un
der control without much trouble
on the part of local firemen. Two
of them occurred on old Highway
144, and the, third was in a va
cant lot bade of Aubrey Long’s.
Earlier this weeik, the liccal
fire tn*sk had been summoned
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Several Persons Injured
In Accident Friday Night
Public response to the ap
peal of the local Welfare
department for help in pro
viding Christmas cheer for
needy people in Person coun
ty, has been “mest gratify
ing” this year, according to
Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff, wel
fare officer here. All the cas
es published in the county
papers were cared for, and
extra help in the form of
money also came in after
the “opportunities” had all
been taken, she reported.
Never before in its three
years of existence has the
department met with such
wholehearted cooperation on
the part of the public, Mrs.
In its Thursday edition
The Times will carry a list
of individuals and organi
zations who had a part in
making the Welfare depart
ment’s work so successful
to put our five other fires in
straw fields. One was near the
prison camp, one near the home
of Jess Davis, one next to Mc-
Whorter & Short Lumber com
pany, one near Mrs. Munday’s
and one near Henry Gates’, on
Local fire department officials
explained that the unusually lar
ge number of fires during the
week was due to the fact that
people in the city were cleaning
up for Christmas season and bum.
ing piles of trash out in the open.
However, they expressed the hope
that people will continue to turn
in alarms in such cases, so that
no disastrous conflagaration may
occur to mar the Christmas holi
Cars Driven By Hubert
Tuck, Negro, and Walter
An automobile accident about
12:30 Friday night on the Virgi
lina highway, about five miles
from Roxboro, resulted in rather
severe injuries to two young
white men of the Hagers Moun
tain section, and minor bruises
and lacerations for three Negro
Henry Regan, who was riding
on a 1935 Ford driven by Walter
T. Davis, sustained serious in
jury to one of his eyes because of
cuts. Davis suffered several frac
tured ribs and minor lacerations
on the forehead.
The Negroes, Hubert, William
and Gladys Tuck, who were rid
ing on a Chevrolet driven by Hu
bert Tuck, were bruised consider
ably, and suffered cuts about the
face. Gladys, the youngest, sus
tained laceration of the nose
from one eye to the other, and
three cuts on the chin. Occupants
of both cars were treated by lo
cal physicians Friday night.
The accident occurred on the
Virgilina high way near the Jes
sie Fountain home place. The
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TO CLOSE AT NOON
Due to the large amount of ex
tra-detail work that has to be
collected at the end of the year,
The Peoples Bank will close at
12 o’clock noon, during Christ
This has been the custom in
Roxboro for a number of years,
as well as in other towns of the
The cooperation of our custom
ers in making deposits before 12
o’clock noon will be appreciated.
The Peoples Bank
The office of R. B. Griffin, co
unty superintendent of schools,
closed Friday and will remain
closed until Thursday morning.
City Pauses Today , Tomorrow
For Christmas Celebration
TRADE IS BRISK
IN LOCAL STORES
Post Office Handles Re
cord Amount Os Mail; Many
Coming and Going.
People of this city and county
have already started taking
Christmas. Today is Sunday and
they will net return to their work
before Tuesday. Many will re
main away from their offices
and business places until Wed
Dozens of college students,
teachers in other counties, and
Person people working elsewhere
have ccme home for the holidays,
and in many instances gala cele
brations are being planned. Many
local people, such as school teach
ers, whose homes are elsewhere
have left the county to spend the
holidays at their various homes.
The Roxboro post office, re
maining open yesterday afternoon
contrary to usual custom, an
nounced that it had handled a
record volume of mail this Christ
mas season. Thousands of greeting
cards and hundreds of packages
have been handled by local mail
clerks during the last week.
Merchants over the city report
that Christmas business was
good. A large number reported
increases over last year. From 1
the manner in which shelves were
emptied it looks like old Santa
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Collins and Aikman corpora
tion, following its usual custom,
Friday gave each cf its employees
a Christmas present in the form;
of a $5.00 bonus. i
More than $5,000 was
ed in bonuses at the local plant j
Friday, it was estimated. Other
Collins and Aikman plants in
other parts of the country also
joined in the role of playing
Santa Claus to their workers.
The local plant closed Friday
night and will not resume oper
ations until Tuesday.
Along The Way
With the Editor
’there are three or four mad people in Roxboro, Ivey Feathers
ton, Henry Long, Sr., S. G. Winstead and John Walker. Here’s why
they are mad. They like to hang around the Winstead Warehouse
when they are not working and right as the market closed S. B.
Winstead, proprietor of the warehouse, let the coal run out. Now
there is no coal there and naturally the boys can’t have a fire unless
they buy coal and you know that this crowd will not buy any coal.
lor the past several days Tom Shaw, city editor of this paper
has been confined to his room with a severe cold. William Smith
Humphries of Bethel Hill and Allensville, has had charge of the
paper while Tom was out. Humphries can do several things well. He
can teach school, edit a paper and go to see the ladies. With all of
these accomplishments he is still single. We wonder why. *
T. T. Duncan, merchant of Woodsdale, really likes the Christmas
season. Once a year, he never misses, Duncan comes into the Times’
office and places a Christmas greeting in the paper. Mr. Duncan
wants all the people to know that he wishes them a Merry Christ
mas and he is quite willing to pay his hard earned money to con
vey the message. The Times wishes that Christinas would come once
a week as far as Duncan is concerned.
Please bring our mayor, S. F. Nicks, Jr., a rug. He is going to
build a new house and we want him to have something to put in it
when he moves.
Please bring the Chamber of Commerce fifty new, ambitious
members. Unless we get them at once Glenn Stovall, the president,
may be out of a job soon.
Here’s a funny thing. One night last weak we saw George Cur
rier sitting on his front porch enjoying the evening breeze. Wonder
if George is “fetched in the haid”?
SUNDAY, DEC. 24,1939
According to a prominent
lawyer who visited Roxboro
recently, the Person County
courthouse is the only one
in the state which is decor
ated for the Christmas sea
The visiting attorney made
the statement to Courthouse
Custodian A. M. Long this
j week after he had viewed
the local decorations.
In front of the beautiful
white-stone, box-shaped edi
fice, which was constructed
in 1930, are a number of
Christmas trees, with lights,
and a large illuminated white
star. Also on the inside of the
building in the main hall,
are green and red decora
tions which help portray the
rpirit of the Yule season.
The docorations were ar
ranged by Mr. Long.
A. P. Daniel Is
A. P. Daniel, well known resi
dent of the Hurdle Mills commu
nity, is rapidly making a name for
himself as an artist. Mr. Daniel
recently won a number of priz
es with his work at fairs over the
state and received favorable com
ment wherever it was placed on
Recently Artist Daniel has been
swamped with orders for his
work and now he knows what it
means to be “favorably received.”
Officials of the University of
North Carolina have invited him
to place samples of his work at the
Mrs. E. T. Moize of Burlington,
sister of Robert Lee Moize, who
died Thursday, was admitted to
the hospital here Friday. Her
condition, it was reported yester
day, is about the same.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMERS
Yuletide Music To Play
Prominent Part In Many
Church Programs Today,
The Christmas season will be
gin in earnest for Roxboro and
Person County people today as
churches in the city and through
out the county observe the nine
teen hundred and thirty-ninth an
niversary of the birth of their
Founder, a humble Galilean who
was called Jesus.
Special services have been ar
ranged at all the churches, and
music appropriate to the Yule
season will play a prominent part
in the celebrations.
The Long Memorial church ser
vice today will probably attract
many people. The church choir,
under the direction of Mrs. J. A.
Long, Sr., will present a program
of Christmas music at 11:00 A.
M. The pastor will bring a brief
Christmas message. The annual
Christmas party of the church will
be observed at 8:00 o’clock thi»
evening, with members of Eastt
Roxboro and Longhurst churches
as special guests.
At the First Baptist church, J..
A. Martin, Jr., of Wake Forest;
will speak at 11 a. m. on “Christ
mas, Fact or Fancy”. The vesper
service will be held as usual at.
5:00 p. m., but there will be no.
B. T. U. or evening service.
Regular services will be held
by Sts. Mary and Edward’s Cath
olic church here, with the addi
tion of a special program on
Monday, Christmas Day. A musi
cal program has been arranged
St. Mark’s Episcopal will hold
regular 11:00 o’clock service this
merning, and the pastor, Rev. E.
B. Ferguson, will preach.
At Brooksdale Methodist, the
pastor, Rev. D. A. Petty, will
preach on “Christmas Spirit fop
1939”, with special Christmas
music by the choir. This service
is at 11:00 a. m. At 7:30 p. m.,
the Brookland Sunday School
will give a special program for
In addition to these announced
services, practically every church
in the county will render a spec
ial Christmas program of some
kind. .... _ . ...
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At Semora Church
Funeral services for Jule OV
Briant, 60, resident of the Se
mora community, were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock
at Red House Presbyterian church
at Semora. The Rev. N. R, Clay
tor, Presbyterian minister of Mil
ton, conducted the services. In
terment took place in the church
Mr. O’Briant died of a heart at
tack at midnight Monday, while
he was ’possum hunting with his
son, and a neighbor, Jasper Car.
ver. They reported that he fell
suddenly as he was walking a
long with them, and death was
He is survived by his wif* >jk
one son, and four daufhtcdnhg||fl