IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAE ft THURSDAY
FINNS MAY FLOAT
WAR BONDS IN U. S.
Washington A plan under
Which Finland would float war
bonds in this country, much as
the Irish fight for freedom was
financed 20 years ago, has gained
After a talk with President
Ro*?gvelt, Col. Frank Knox, pub
lished of the Chicago Daily News,
said that he “wouldn’t be at all
surprised” if a plan were worked
out for the sale of Finnish bonds.
Senator Harrison (D-Miss) had
suggested that Finland sell secu
rities to private investors and
■Sympathizers. He opposed propos.
als for a government loan to Fin
The money thus borrowed pre
sumably could be used by the
Finns to buy military supplies,
whereas a government loan, if
extended, could not be so used.
LEWIS THINKS BREAD
COMES BEFORE CHURCH,
LIBERTY AND CULTURE
Columbus, O. John L. Lewis
told a meeting of preachers that
“bread comes before culture, lib
erty and church.”
The C. I. O. president, invited
to address the Ohio Pastors’ con
vention, pointed to Germany SS
a “good object lesson.” There, he
said, youth followed Hitler be
cause he promised them bread.
Lewis compared the Christian
church agd the labor movement
in that “both have encountered
“But great movements encoun
ter great opposition and man
cherishes most that which cost
him most,” Lewis said.
“It is too true that before a
man can properly worship Gcd,
he must eat. The well-being of
people must be cared for before
the unfortunate can be good
“I believe in God and the
Christian church. I believe a coun
try devoted solely ,to materialism
Both the church and labor, he
said, must try to help 600,000
school graduates who cannot find
SURPRISED AT LARGE
AMOUNT OF ESTATE LEFT
LATE SENATOR’S WIDOW
Washington To the surprise
of his widow, Senator William E.
Borah left nearly $200,000 worth
of government bonds in a safe de
Mrs. Borah disclosed that the,
substantial estate had been dis
covered by Miss Grace Heilman,
the senator’s secretary for many
years, when she opened the box
to obtain his will and take it to
Idaho for probate at the time of
*‘l was surprised at the amount
of the Senator’s estate,” Mrs. Bo
rah said. She explained that she
had never interested herself in
the Senator’s financial affairs, al
though she knew'he had three
life insurance policies, proceeds
from the sale of their Idaho home,
fees from speeches and savings
from his salary as Senator for
more than 30 years.
SON IS BORN
Mr. and' Mrs. Clyde Hoff, of
Route 8, this city, announce the
Ibirth of a son, January 31, 194(h
Roth mother and son are doing
Under the sponsorship of the
Boy Scouts of Bushy Pork, a be
nefit performance will be given
in the school auditorium on Fri
day evening at 7:30 o’clock by
the Wade Mariner and his Sons
of the Mountaineers “troup”. A
micdest admission fee will be
charged and funds derived from
the concert, music of the moun
taineer type will be used for the
advancement of Boy Scout work
in the community.
Snow Falls But
Sun Shines Too On
On February 2, about the noon
hour, Person and Roxboro folks
who believe in traditions welcom
ed the gathering clouds and were
not distressed at even the flury
of snow which lasted a few mo
ments but luck was against them,
for the sun came out and the Per
son groundhog, clambering out
of his bed in obedience to the rit
es 'of “his day”, took one look
—saw his shadow on the white
snow—and went back to warm
comfort for another six weeks.
And as the afternoon passed
and night fell bringing with it
a much depressed temperature,
people were quite willing to a
gree with the groundhog that
winter will last at least six weeks,
maybe longer. Mr. Woodchuck,
in fact, was very nearly the only
warm creature in the county that
Final Rites For
C. E. Frederick To
Be Held Monday
Word was received in Roxboro
Saturday of the death of C. E.
Frederick of Durham. Mr. Fred
erick died at Watt’s Hospital at
7:30 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 3.
The deceased was a half-broth
er of J. W. Frederick of this city
and has other relatives here.
Funeral services will be held in
i Durham Monday and interment
will be in Maplewood cemetery.
Schools Operate On 1
Announcement is made by R.
B. Griffin, - Superintendent of
Person County schools, that
schools in the county will all open
for regular work Monday morn
ing, thus ending a prolonged
snow holiday which has lasted
since January 23. Concerning the
possibilities of school on Satur
days, although a number of in
stitutions in various sections of
the state are to operate under
such a schedule in order to make
up for lost time, Mr. Griffin said
that Person schools will continue
to work 'cn a regular five day
per week plan.
The enforced closing just ex
perienced Will, however, cause
commencements to be delayed
some ten days or two weeks.
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Gordon C. Hunter, executive
vice-president of the Peoples
1 bank, spent Friday in Raleigh at
tending a meeting of the execu
tive committee of the N. C. Bank
ers association. Mr. Hunter is
treasurer of the Organization.
Snow, Cold Weather Handicap Windy City Firemen
Subzero weather in Chicago proved a dangerous handicap to Windy City fire fighters recently. Heavy
snow and freezing temperatures called for drastic measures. Firemen John Donovan, left, equipped with skis
and carrying a ladder, hastens to a fire jnst outside the city’s Loop. Right: A parked automobile sealed with
a heavy coating of ice from water sprayed tty firehose. After each blaze firemen were forced to chop their
hoses free from ice-covered streets.
Along The Way
With the Editor
A young man was trying to buy a box of flea powder from
Ray Winstead the other day. Ray told the boy that he was
foolish to buy flea powder during weather like we were hav
ing. Said that the cold weather would kill the fleas on the dog
as quick as anything else
Don’t mention the word snow to I. O. Abbitt, street super
intendent of Roxboro. He even gets mad at the mere word.
Brother Abbitt has had about ten days of nothing but snow
and. that, was about all that any healtjjy. norrpal man could
The following men did not clean the snow from their
walks Curtis Oakley, Gordon Brown, Bill Walker, Chas.
Wood and E. B. Craven, Jr
The following people are in favor of school teachers draw
ing their pay for the time that school was closed on account
ot snow every teacher in this county.
A. B. Buchannan, former newspaper man, conies to Rcx
boro about every day. The recent big snow kept Buchannon at
tome for a number of days and the story goes that he did
not get here until his brother dug the car out from under the
snow. Now Friend Buchannon is back in town every day—may
oe we will have another good snow.
A. M. Burns, Sr., has been feeding the birds this winter,
says C. H. Oakley. The other day buzzards tried to eat his bird
food. He got his musket, called Oakley cut to witness the kill
ing and began blazing away. Oakley said it sounded like the
Civil War, but there was no fatalities. The buzzards went on
P. S. Mr. Burns is very fond of hunting and has been con
sidered a good marksman
President’s Birthday Cele
bration Held Here In Le
gion Hut To Raise Paraly
With a relatively large atten
dance, considering the unusual
coldness of the night, the annual
benefit dance, icr Presidnt’s birth
day ball, for funds for the pre
vention and cure of infantile
paralysis, held in Roxboro Fri
day night at the American Legion
hut, Chub Lake street, was con
sidered a success by those in
charge cf arrangements.
Dancing began at 9:30 o’clock
and was continued for several!
hours in the living room of the,
hut, where an open fire in the !
fireplace added to the cheerful
ness of the occasion. The exact
amount cf the funds contributed
to the campaign is not yet known
but the committee expects to
have a report in a few days. Chair
man of the committee was D. D.
' Long, who has served as Person
! county chairman for several
years. Others on the committee of
arrangements were Boone Monk
and Bill Murphy.
NIGHT BUT NOT
Nothing Except Cigarettes
Missing; No Cash Could Be
On openinig their place of
business Saturday morning, op
erators of the Tuxedo poolroom,
located in the basement below
Peebles’ department Store on
Main stret, discovered that an
as yet unidentified man had spent
the night there, although nothing
was missing except some cigaret
It is thought that the spend
-the-night robber, in the pool,
room prior to closing time, con
cealed himself in an adjoining
storeroom used by the Peebles’
firm as storage space where he
left marks 'on some towels, and
then after both places had been
locked for the night, made his
way back to the poolroom
through a window on the Peebles’
side which opened into a toilet
in the poolroom. After making a
search for money which he could
not find, the robber escaped, pre
sumably through the front door
of the poolroom.
LATEST NEWS OF
Snow Is Still Here And
People Are Worried About
More Coming; Streets A
About the only news concern
ing Person county’s snow is that
the snow is still here. Quite a
bit melted last week, but the
ground continues to be covered
in. every ...direction. Sidewalks
of this city, generally speaking,
have a good cleared path in the
middle and walking is not diffi
cult. Main highways are practic
This section was hit by anoth
er cold wave Friday night and
melting of the snow again was
halted as people walked with
their backs to the wind.
Roxboro’s downtown section
has quite a large amount of snow
on the side of the streets. In
some places it is two and three
feet high, but trucks have been at
work all the week in an effort to
get it all cleared away. Some ice
is yet to be found on Main street.
Many residents of this city ven
tured out for the first time sin
ce the snow, Jan. 23, last Thursday
and Friday. Many car owners !
have not touched their cars since I
the first flake fell.
Plumbers have been busy re-j
pairing frozen pipes, coal dcal-i
ers have been busy delivering j
coal, auto supply dealers have!
been busy selling chains and fuel
oil dealers have been busy de
Then it snowed again Friday,
but just enough to scare people.
Troop 49 Hears
Rev . D. A. Petty
Troop 49 held its regular meet
ing Wednesday night in the base
ment of the Community house,
with Clyde Whitt of the Raven
patrol in charge cf the program.
The meeting was opened with the
Scout Oath, after which troop
rules, or instructions were given.
Dues were then collected and
business of the troop was discuss
ed. Good turns were given, songs
were sung, and a few first aid
demonstrations were presented.
The Rev. D. A. Petty, of Brooks
dale Methodist church, who made
a short, but interesting talk, was
a special guest, The meeting clos
ed with the Scoutmaster’s bene
All scouts are urged to attend
the court of honor to be held Feb
SUNDAY, FEB. 4, 1940
P. T. A. Program
To Be Given Soon
On Thursday, February 8, the
Bushy Pork Parent-Teachers as
sociation will observe P. T. A.
founder’s day and will hear a
program on “Character Educa
tion. The meeting will begin at
7:30 o’clock in the evening and
will be held at the school house.
A full attendance is requested, as
it is thought that the program
will be icf special interest to all
members of the association.
Middleburg And \
Be In Triangle c
Selection of teams from Ox- t
ford Orphanage High school and i
from Middleberg high school as (
contestants with Bethel Hill High <
school in the triangular debat- 1
ing union debates scheduled to be <
conducted on March 29 as final (
eliminations in the series prior to l
the annual high school debating t
contest to be staged at the Uni- r
versity of North Carolina, Chapel ]
Hill, was announced today by L. s
S. Cannon, principal of Bethel
Hill high school. t
Mr. Cannon, who said he had 1
just received this information '
from officials in charge of the :
Chapel Hill program, said that the <
subject to be discussed this year 1
is: .Resolved:. That the. federal s
government should own and oper. 1
ate the railroads”. During the <
past year, Mr. Cannon said, teams '
from Bethel Hill have made a <
creditable showing in the con- <
tests and it is expected they will
again do so. s
Women Observe 1
Friday Afternoon ■
The Woman’s Auxiliary of St. «
Mark’s Episcopal church met Fri- ]
day afterhoon in the church to ob- :
serve 'cne of the immorable feasts <
of our Lord, the Presentation of j ;
Christ in the Temple, called the <
Feast of the Purification which is .
always observed in the church on
Candlemas, the other English
name for the day, had its origin '
in the early custom of carrying
candles in procession as part of
the ritual of the feast, and is us
ed in the service by the young ;
people of the church. , i
This is supposed to have its |'
suggestion in the words of Simon '
to the Holy Child, “A light to
lighten the Gentiles.” St. Luke >
2: 32. The offering for the day '
was for work among the blinds.
Troop 32 Meets
Monday At Church
On Monday, January 29, Troop
32 of the Boy Scouts of America
held its regular weekly meeting .
in the basement of the Methodist
church. Scoutmaster Lawrence
Rynd and about ten boys were
The attendance was taken af
ter which short patrol metings
were conducted. Dues were col
lected and several knot tying
contests were held. The most in
teresting game was a chain gang
contest with knots. The meeting
was then closed with the first
scout law repeated by Scoutmas
THE TIMES IS PERSON!!
A LEADER AT ALL TIMEI
TELLS OF NEEDED
Addresses Rotary Club and
Says That Schools Must Be
Made Interesting If Stud
ents Art To Progress.
Declaring that “America was
not discovered in 1492, but is be
ing discovered now by successive
generations of pupils in the pub
lic schools”, Ray Armstrong, sup
erintendent of the Goldsboro
school system, Thursday night
delivered" an impressive message
at the weekly dinner meeting of
th Roxboro Rotary club on edu -
cational needs of the present day.
In an exposition of his theme
Mr. Armstrong, who was intro
duced by the club president, R.
B. Griffin, superintendent of Per
son county schools, said further
that to be effective, learning must
be made interesting and that
there must be cooperative under
standing between pupils aind
teachers. In his opinion every
student can leam something and
every student has the right to
learn, but classroom work, with
the help of proper equipment,
must be made interesting to th
pupil before best results can be
The speaker declared himself
to be critical of educational me
thods in the same manner in
which he might be critical of an
automobile’s defective mech
anism and said that much remains
to be done to improve education
al processes up to the point
where best results can be obtain
ed for all pupils. He also stressed
the importance and the great ne
cessity for more vocational edu
Announcement was made that
speaker at the next meeting will
be Ray Wolf, head football coach
of the University of North Caro
lina, Chapel Hill, who will speak
on the night of February 8, at 7
o’clock at Hotel Roxboro.
Special guests ot the club ses
sion included Mrs. F. M. Pur
year, secretary in the Person
County Education office, and Mis
ses Bivins Winstead and Mada
line Hall and J. W. Gaddy, Jr.,
now principal of Goldsboro High
school and formerly supervis
ing principal of Roxboro High
school, who accompanied Mr.
Armstrong to this city.
Ralph Tucker To
Take New Place
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker,
•popular residents of this
, more than a year, will leave Fri
| day for Durham where they will
I establish residence because of Mr.
Tucker’s recent promotion to an
assistant managership of the Dur
ham Life Insurance company.
Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, who came
to Roxboro shortly after their
marriage a little over a year ago,
have been active in social and
civic circles here. Mr 1 . Tucker
formerly resided in Durham,
while Mrs. Tucker came here
from Norfolk, Va.
Meat Stolen From
Bunny Laws’ Place
Theft of approximately 400
pounds of meat from the smoke
■ house of Bunny Laws, who lives
> on the Jalong road, was
• today to the Sheriff’s office* Mr.
f Laws said that the robber or rob
- bers broke the door down and then
I took the meat away, apparently
! in an automobile. The theft oc
t curred sometime between mid.
- night and two or three o’clock
yesterday morning. ,>!fsjj§j