IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
ttnusAd public funds
Boston, Mass. Massachusetts
VTPA workers, in a four-year
study of more than 350,000 wills,
have unearthed nearly $8,000,000
originally bequeathed for public
charity, but never so appropriat
ed, and Attorney General Paul A.
Dever said that discovery of the
funds would accord “considerable
relife” to taxpayers.
SUPPLY BILL SIGNED
BY THE PRESIDENT
Washington President Roose
velt has signed into law a $1,032-
801,095 appropriation bill Dor 1941
requirements of the Treasury and
NINE FOUND DEAD IN
Santa Rosa, Cal. The bodies
of nine Nir ‘V persons, two of
them wapen, were placed In a
morgue after being recovered
from beneath a warehouse that
oollapsed and dropped 250 tons of
stored prunes on them.
NO DIRTY DITTIES,
SONG WRITERS RULE
| New York The Song Writers’
'association has' passed
a resolution empowering the eth.
. ics committee to discipline any
piember found guilty of deliber
ately writing a dirty song. The
so disciplined, however,
. would have power of appeal to
the general membership.
I BOLIVIA, REVOLT , v i
| OVER, NEAR NORMAL
| La Paz, Bolivia Bolivia ap
gpeared to be returning to normal
S rapidly after a budding military
Bppvolt was thwarted at the very
pjfßtes of the Presidential Palace
• hSpa resourceful handful of loyal
pgifficers with two machine guns.
pILTMARK AT KIEL
pITTER WAR CRUISE
III; Berlin The German naval
vessel Altmark arrived
■I Kid, Germany, Wednesday as-
Bpmon late, after a long and ad-
Bainturous war cruise abroad.
NpOBE U. S. SKIPPER
Htetgoya, Japan Japanese po
fimtlus week boarded the 6,167-
|HKAmerican freighter City of
question Capt. Robert
Kftaen and his crew about the
■pending of the vessel in a den
iefog near a fortified zone on the
HMcitiiern e:ast of Japan.
Igton A subcommittee
ouse Judiciary Commit
ved a Hatch Act amend
?ut a $3,000,900 limit on
ires of national oommit-
Oy political campaign.
ork The Rev. Joseph
nid a "quite severe”
occurred at 7:31 a. m.
Wednesday at a distan-
Sf cf SjWUt 4,600 miles from New
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. ftjßP*oher said
Sf , gSee could
Complete Hospital on Wheels Accommodates 400
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German Red Cross hns- |KH r [;• H;
W ■ Inw pdal <>n wheels. I nlirely self-powered
wSeM BV. It ran accommodate 400 patients:
afR W/ Left: An operation in progress. Top: '
IB mffl X. A doctor leaves one of the wards of
*r~~i the rolling hospital. Right: A tech- I
nician operates the sterilizing equip-
ment of one of the eight Immense |
R. D. Bumpass Appointed
To Succeed A. M. Burns, Jr.
Mr. Bumpass Accepts Ap
pointment Saturday After
noon, Following Receipt Os
Message From State Chair
New member of the Person
County Board of elections will be
R. D. Bumpass, Roxboro business
man, who yesterday afternoon re
ceived notification 'cf his appoint
ment from State Chairman of the
Board cf elections, W. A. Lucas,
The message said that certifi
cation of appointment will fol
Mr. Bumpass, who has said that
he will accept the position, suc
ceeds A. M. Burns, Jr., Roxboro
attorney and Democrat, who re
signed a few days ago following
the announcement that his broth
er and law partner, R. P. Burns,
is to be candidate for nomination
as Person representative in the
Mr. Bumpass’ name was recom
mended to Mr. Lucas and the ap
pointment was not unexpected.
Mr. Bumpass who is a Democrat
Loftis Service Held, Although
Coroner’s Jury Delays Report
Investigation Into Sudden
Death of W. A. Loftis, Hol
loway Township Man, May Be
Funeral services for William
Loftis, 54, white resident of Hol
loway township, this county,
whose body was found at the
home Cf Mary King, Negro ten
ant on the Loftis place Friday
morning, were conducted yester
day afternoon at three o’clock at
the Loftis residence by the Rev.
J. B. Currin. Interment took place
in the family cemetery.
Mr. Loftis’ death was first re
ported early Friday mloming by
the King woman, who notified
Sheriff M. T. Clayton. Upon his
arrival at the house the woman
is said to have reported that Mr.
Loftis came to her house at her
request about 8 ("’clock Thursday
night in order to quell a disturb
ance said to have been created by
Grover Cleveland King, 21, a
relative of Mary King. It was al
so reported that Mr. Loftis and
King had some words, that King
was using profane language and
that Mr. Loftis fell on the porch,
where he was found a few seconds
later by Mary King.
Mary King reported that Gro
ver King stood in the yard a mo
ment cr two and then walked a
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R. D. BUMPASS
Las been clerk in the House of
representatives and prior to that
was a page. He began his Mouse
connection in 1933, but has had
no other political service up to the
present time. He is a popular re
sident here and it is expected
that the appointment will meet
with wide approval.
If you are planning to renew
your subscription to the Times
we urge you to do so while
you can get a knife premium.
These knives are going fast and
if you want a set, come in now
and renew. Each one-year sub
scription gets a set new or
To Take Over
Hassell Long, popular service
station proprietor of this city, will
take charge of the service station
on the corner of Lamar street and
Reams avenue Monday morning.
This station has been known as
Wade’s B. Servieenter and is a
Mr. Long will sell Esso products
and invites all motorists of this
section to pay him a' visit.
Everything about the station is
new and Mr. Long feels that he
is in a gobd position to render
excellent service. He will employ
a capable crew of attendants and
will be on hand in person to sup
ervise all operations.
Receives Sum From
Among ithe eighty-three North
Carolina hospitals receiving ap
propriations from the Duke en
dowment for the year, as an
nounced this week, is Community
hospital, Roxboro. In a morning
interview with a member of the
staff it was said that this endow
ment appropriation amounting to
$667 has been made on a basis
of the proportion of: part-paying
and free patients served by the
Institution?"'* * \“■ _
It was also pointed out that
this is the first time that the
Roxboro institution has been on
the list of yearly grants and that
the grant just made is independ
ent of the much larger condition.,
al grant offered sometime ago for
| aleviation of the hospital debt.
Community hospital has twenty
eight beds and the yearly grant
announced this week is consider
ed a faif amount in consideration
of the size of the hospital.
TWO GROUPS TO
ENTER FINALS OF
Roxboro High School To Be
Represented In Greensboro
For First Time.
Entering the district music con
test in Durham Friday, the Rox
boro high school girl’s glee club,
composed of about thirty mem
bers, and the beys’ quartette, of
which Bill Murphy, Robert Hunt
and Nat and Clyde Brooks are
members, won ratings of two
points, or very good, and will go
to the state contest opening on
April 16 in Greensboro.
Mrs. Sam Byrd Winstead, mu
sic instructor at the high school,
who accompanied Roxboro
boys and girls to> Durham, said
Friday night that this is the first
time Roxboro high school music
students have won the right to
attend the state finals contest and
that this is only the second year
in which Roxboro has been rep
resented in the district contest..
Other Roxiboro students who
entered the Friday contest were
members of the girls’ trio, and
the mixed quartette and chorus,
who received a good rating. In
dividual entrants in the contest
were Bill Murphy, tenor solo;
Nat Brooks, bass, and Miss An
nie Laura Day, soprano.
“When troubles come, they come
not in single file but in batal-
Taxi Driver Says
Negro Puts Him
In Tight Place
At 9:15 o’clock Thursday night
a Negro man standing at the cor
ner of Main street and Abbitt ave
nue is reported to have hailed a
taxi driven by Andrew Bohan
non, young white man of this city
and Longhurst, who agreed to
take him to Durham for $5. Ar
riving at a house on South street,
Hayti, that city, the Nergo is said
to have alighted and asked to have
Bohannon take taxi fare out of a
Pulling out his billfold to make
the change, Bohannon says he
looked at the Negro, who pointed
a pistol at him, snatched the bill
fold and ordered him to drive on.
Bohannon’s billfold contained
slOl, driver’s license and receipts.
He drove on, until he circled back
to the Durham police depart,
ment, but last reports from Dur
ham indicate that the officers
have not been able to capture
the Negro. This is Bohannon’s
story of an easy way to lose $lO6.
Plans for a special service to
be held Sunday night at 7:30 o’-
clock at the Roxboro Presbyter
ian church as a farewell tribute
to the pastor, Rev. Thomas H.
Hamilton, who, with Mrs. Ham
ilton, wil leave early in the week
for Kinston, were announced
yesterday by minsters in the city.
Spokesman for the group was
the Rev. W. F. West, said
that services at the First Baptist
and Edgar Long Memorial Metho
dist Church will not be held Sun
day evening and that members cf
both churches, as weli as others
here, are invited to attend
the service at Mr, Hamilton’s
Mr. Hamilton, who came here
about five years ago, recently an
nounced his acceptance of the pas
torate of the First Presbyterian
MR. CLAYTON ILL
Weldlon G. Clayton, prominent
Person county resident, is a pa
tient at Community hospital 1 ,
where he is receiving treatment.
His condition is n'ct considered
Along The Way
With the Editor
R. B. Griffin is all smiles, but we have seen no cigars. He
has a baby girl over at his house and this new Roxboro citizen
is causing our friend Griffin to bubble over with joy. Maybe
he will pass out the cigars after he reads this article.
Nat Dean, of Philadelphia, but formerly a Roxboro boy,
spent several days in Roxboro last week. Nat looks like he is
getting on fine and getting plenty to eat. On the other hand
he comes home every month or so and puts his feet under Papa
Hassell Long has decided to take charge of a service sta
tion in Roxboro. We thought that Hassell had so much mloney
that he was getting ready to retire from business, but evident
ly he wants to keep adding to his bank roll.
Champ Winstead, Jr. came all the way from Washing!;: n,
D. C. to play tennis in Roxboro. He came down during Easter
wekend and it started snowing right after he reached Rox
boro. Champ did not tarry long. He cranked up his car and
drove right back to Washington where they had no snow. We
suppose that Champ just wanted to come here where he could
beat everyone, even Gene Thompson.
\ E. B. Craven has started making ice cream and Jack Fow
ler has started hanging around E. B.’s house. As you probably
know Jack can eat a half gallon of ice cream at any given time.
Claude Hall has just renewed his subscription to the Times.
We appreciate the money, but hope that Claude did not use hi 3
fertilizer money to pay us. We do want him to have a good
totoacdo crop. £
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1940
Dawes For Judge
Rtf v ’w l m 1 -fwlKsL,..
R. B. Dawes, yasterday after
noon, was recommended to the
Person Count; Board of Commis
sioners by tile local bar associa
tion, as successor to the late W. I.
Newton, who held the position of
Will Be Among Teams At
Chapel Hill; Four Other
Schools In County Win and
Playing win and lose, four Per
son County and Roxboro high
schools, Hurdle Mills, Helena,
Bethel Hill and Roftboro had vey.
diets on their district debating
teams split, while the Allensville
high school team on Friday night
won both negative and affirm
ative deOisibhs and will for the
first time enter the state contest
to be held at Chapel Hill next
Allensville affirmative team
met Oak Hill’s negative team at
Allensville, while Allensville’s
negative group met Wilton’s af
firmative team at Wilton.
In the Chapel Hill, Roxboro,
Hillsboro group, both Roxboro
teams lost as did one Chapel Hill
team, while at Hurdle Mills the
affirmative team won over HeL
ena’s negative and at Creedmoor
the Hurdle Mills negative lost.
Bethel Hill in a contest with Ox
ford Orphanage and Middleburg
wen its negative debate but lost
[ on the affirmative.
THE TIMES IS PERSOJfft
A LEADER AT ALL TIME*
Person Bar In Afternoon
Session Recommends His
Appointment To County
Meeting in the office of William
D. Merritt, Roxboro attorney,
members of the Person County
Bar association recommended R.
B. Dawes, attorney, to succeed the
late Judge W. I. Newton as jud
ge of the Person county recorder’s
court. The meeting was held Sat.
urday afternoon and all members
of the bar were present with the
exception of S. F. Nicks, Jr. and
A. M. Burns, Jr.
This recommendation will now
be submitted to the Person coun
ty board of commissioners as they
make the appointment.
The lawyers also recommended
that the salary for this office bc
mcreased from S6OO to S9OO pen
year and recommended Jule War.
ren, of this county as assistant
Misses Newman and Wil
son To Succeed Mrs. Bertha
H. Cates At Community
Effective on Monday, April 1,
Misses Alice Newman and Helen
Wilson of the nursing staff, Com
munity hospital, will become oou
supervisors at the institution,,
taking ever duties cf supervision
formerly executed by Mrs. Ber
tha H. Cates, who will leave to
morrow for Durham, where she
will become a member of the
nursing staff at McPherson’s hos
pital. : ;
Information concerning the ap
pointments of Misses Newma*
and Wilson was confirmed this
morning in an interview with
Miss Newman, who said that no
other chahges in the hicspital staff
are contemplated at the present
Miss Newman, who received
training at Brant wood hospital,
Oxford, where she graduated in
1934, has been with Community
hospital since November 1930,
while Miss Wilson, who finished
at Banner Elk hcspital about two
years ago, has been with the local
institution for about a year.
Mrs. Cates came here in her of
ficial capacity about a year ago,
At Rotary Night
Musical and factual aspects of
the life of Stephen Collins Foster,
American oomposer, were pre
sented at the evening dinner ses
sion of the Roxboro Rotary club
by the Rev. Thomas H. Hamilton,
Dr. A. L. Allen and by program
chairman, Wallace Woods.
Foster music was rendered by
Mr. Hamilton, violinist, who
played “Jeannie with the Light
Brown Hair” and ‘‘Beautiful
Dreamer”, while under the dir
ection of Mr. Woods other more
familiar songs of Foster’s were
sung by the club. Presentation of
biographical facts was made by
The meting was held at Rox
boro Community house, where
dinner was served at 6:30 o’clock.
Light is cheaper than sight
could ever be.
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