IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVEBY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
NORWAY HEARS OF
NORTH SEA BATTLE
Oslo, A Reuters (British
News Agency) dispatch from Oslo
said sailors aboard a Norweigan
ship ariving at Bergen, Norway,
described what they believed to
have been an encounter between
two cruisers in the North Sea this
U. S. COURT UPHOLDS
TEXTILE WAGE RATE
New Orleans The Fifth U. S.
Circuit Court of Appeals recently
upheld the order of the Federal
Wage and Hour Administrator
setting a 32 1-2 cents an hour
minimum wage for the textile in
PLANS SESSION TO
RAISE PA. AID FUNDS
Harrisburg, Pa. Governor
Arthur H. James said that May 6
“may be a likely date” for calling
the Pennsylvania Legislature into
special session to raise additional
funds for-relief purposes.
FIND ACTOR DIED
OF HEAR TROUBLE
Hollywood An autopsy sur
geon decided that Walter Miller,
veteran motion picture player,
succumbed to heart trouble, but
inquiry into “Eastern hoodlums”
trying to “muscle in” on movie
extras moved forward.
PINTS OF RUM? NO!
‘PINES OF ROME’
Indianapolis Mrs. Fabien Se
vitzky, wife of the conductor of
the Indianapolis Symphony Or
chestra, didn’t know what to think
of a telegram from her husband
in New York reading, “Don’t for
get to bring pints of rum”. She
finally figured that Sevitzky’s
Russian accent had confused a
clerk in the telegraph office—and
that the telegram should have re
ferred to “Pines of Rome,” a sym
MOTHER IS WED
Hollywood Screen Actress
Paulette Goddard has a new step
father. The stars mother, Mrs. Alta
Goddard and Earl Fleming, weal
thy California Oil operator, were
. married over the week-end in
Prescott, Ariz., much to the de
light of Miss Goddard.
HIT BY DUST STORM
Lamar, Col. A heavy dust
stornn swept South-eastern Color
ado during the past week. Dust
drifts pilled ever spring wheat in
eastern El Paso county. Corn and
beans in some sections may have
to be replanted.
THREE KILLED, FOUR HURT
IN RECENT SCOTLAND BLAST
London Three persons were
killed and four injured in a mu.
nßion factory explosion in Scot
land, the Mnistry of Supply an
nounced. An official statement
said a court of injuiry had been|
set up to investigate the accident
and that “immediate steps were
taken to insure a speedy resump,
tknef production in the units at- 1
Few Alterations MHe In
Current List For The Eigh
teen Precincts In County.
At a meeting held yesterday
morning at 11 o’clock in the of
fice of Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr.,
who is chairman of the board of
elections for Person county, mem
bers of the board selected judges
and registrars for the 18 precincts
in the county.
Few changes were made and the
list published below comprises
selections made by Mr. Nicks, R
D. Bumpass and Edgar Blaylock
the three board members. Aftei
each precinct, listed in order, the
registrar and the two judgers, are:
Ai . J. S. Rhew, C. S. Day and
C. D. Clayton, all of Roxboro, R.
Allensville w B. G. Crumpton
Pobert Gentry, and Tom B. Da.
vis, all of Roxboro, R. F. D.
Bethel Hill - Mrs. Lillian Day
J. Y. Humphries and Mrs. Bessk
Mullins, all of Woodsdale, R. F. D.
Bushy Fork - Allen Hester and
Earl Hester, both of Hurdle Mills
R. F. D., and Charlie Blalock, of
Roxboro, R. F. D. No. 1.
Chandlers Store - J. F. Chand
ler, H. M. Clay and O. B. Clay
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H. E. STACY TO
BE SPEAKER AT
Schoolmasters’ Club Ban
quet Will Have Many Ad
With H. E. Stacey, Lumberton
attorney, as guest speaker, mem
bers of the Person Schoolmaster’s
club will on Tuesday evening,
April 9, be hosts at their annual
educational dinner. Attendance
for the event is expected to reach
two hundred and among the spec
ial guests will be members of the
school boards of various institu
tions in Person County.
Mr. Stacy, who is president of
the North Carolina School Boards
association, is expected to bring a
message of special interest to
these guests. Also on the program
as speaker will be Reginald L.
Harris, of this city, who is a can
didate for Democratic nomination
Dinner will be served at 7 o'-
clock at Hotel Roxboro.
Mason To Have
Person County Lodge 113 will
cn Wednesday evening, April 9,
have a dinner at Hotel Roxboro
honoring those members of the
lodge who have been members
more than 25 years. Sixteen such
certificates are to be presented by
Grand Master J. Edward Allen,
of Warrenton, at a meeting to be
held later in the evening.
In the announcement made by
C. A. Harris, Worshipful Master
of the Person Lodge, a cordial in
vitation is extended to all Master
Masons of the county to attend
the dinner and the exercises. Din
ner will be served at 6:30 o’clock.
P. T. A. PROGRAM
Members of Bushy PoTk Parent
Teachers association will have as
speaker at their meeting on
Thursday evening, April 11, Per
son Superintendent of Schools, R.
B. Griffin, who will discuss “Next
Steps in Education”. The meet
ing will begin at 7:30 o’clock.
German Bombers in Action Over Enemy Territory
Typical of the men who pilot ■.-.,?rmany’s huge bombing planes are these three men pictured, according to
the Nazi censor, by fellow members of the bomber’s crew. Left: A youthful pilot at the controls of one of
the Reich’s flying fortresses. Top right: To sustain them on their long raiding and reconnaissance flights
to England, German fliers eat a concentrated food that is highly nutritious.' This pilot eats his scientifically
prepared pemmican on the wing. Right bottom: An unusual picture showing the gunner sighting along the
muzzle of his machine gun during a raid.
Final Rites Held
For Z. V. Morton
Last rites for Zeb. V. Morton,
well-known resident of this city,
whose death occurred Thursd;.
morning at Hotel Roxboro, where
he had 'been employed as night
clerk, were conducted Friday af
ternoon at 3 o’clock at Edgar
Long Memorial Methodist church.
Active pall bearers included J.
B. Riggsbee, C. 8., O. T. and J.
E. Kirby, Martin Michie and L.
Flower bearers were George
Walker, Jr.. 11. L. Woods, Kelly
Paylor, Karl Burger, John Ell
ington, W. R. Minor, Jake Taylor,
F. O. Carver, Jr., Curtis Oakley,
R. D. Bumpass, Russell Newell,
Simon Gocdfriend, Jack Strum,
Edwin Bowles, Wallace Harris,
Charlie Harris, D. W. Ledbetter,
Maynard Clayton, Arch Jones, A.
E. Jackson, R. H. Oakley, Dolian
Long, William (Sug) Walker,
Lois Yarborough, and Frank Ho
For CMTC Camp
Landon Whitt. William Spen
cer and Bill Murphy have been
accepted as Person enrollees in
the Citizen’s Military training
icamp to be held at Fort Bragg
during June and July, according
to Lt. Thomas J. Fowler, of Rox
boro, who is local representative
for the camp.
Lt. Fowler also announced that
Bill Hardy Long, of this city, has
made application but has not yet
completed required innoculation
against typhoid. It was said five
vacancies now remain open for
Person county aind those young
men who may be interested in en
rollment applications are request
ed to contact the applicants men
tioned above or to see Lt. Fowler.
SENIORS OF HELENA
TO PRESENT PLAY
On Thursday evening, April 11,
at 8 o’clock the senior class of
Helena high school will present
“Wild Ginger”, a comedy drama
in three acts.
SPEAKER AT CHURCH
Sunday morning speaker at
Roxboro Presbyterian church
will be the Rev. Dr. E. Trice
Thompson, of Union Theological
Seminary, Richmond, Va. The
service will begin &t 11 o’clock.
Bad Man Returns
For the first time in his
more than twenty-five years
of experience as a policeman
and officer, Chief of Police
S. A. Oliver of this city, last
week had the thrill of being
caught by “his man”. It
happened this way: the Chief
was in his office. A Negro
man walked in and said in
effect: “You want me?”
Whereupon ,the Negro said
that his name was George
Hedepeth, wanted in con
nection with a Main street
store robbery which occur
red here several months ago.
George, who is from Dur
ham, said he missed his com
panions, who were captured
and have been serving sen
tences long since. Now he is
in jail and soon, he’ll be with
Presenting a program of unus
ual excellence, including several
numbers by the director, Dr. R.
Nathaniel Dett, members of the
Bennett College chorus, from
Greensboro, gave a most enjoy-!
aible concert here Friday evening
at Person County Training school.'
Outstanding numbers were Dr.!
Dett’s, “Listen to the Lambs” and
a spiritual, “No More Auction
Along The Way
With the Editor
o—O O O
Fish Story No. 1— Ed Austin reports that he caught a
2 1-2 pound silver perch recently. He also said that this was no
tish story, he really did catch the fish. This writer did not see
the fish, but took Ed’s word for it.
Jack Fowler, E. B. Craven, Sam Merritt and S. G. Win
stead made ice cream the other night. When the cream was
ready it was found that the cream tasted of onions. Jack had
a simple remedy. He went to the pantry, got one onion and cut
>n shape or something. It’s funny what age will do for a person,
There were many people who talked about playing tennis
during the winter when it was too cold to play. A few of these
were Dr. J. D.'Fitzgerald, Dr. A L. Allen, Dr. E. M. Hedge
peth, J. A. Long, Jr., Wilmer Malone and others. Now that ten
nis time is here these boys are always finding an excuse to
keep off the courts; they are too busy or their racquets are not
m good shape or something. It’s what age will do for a person.
Reports from Ocleman King, who is now at Sanitarium,
indicate that he is getting on fine. He writes about the beauti
ful girls and nurses Who are there and seems to like the place
fine. He wants to know if Gene Thompson is doing his road
work every day and if Bill Walker and Curtis Oakley have lost
their waist line.
When addressing R. B. Dawes, cf this City, please do not
forget to say “Your Honor”. By so doing you will help him
realize that he is a judge and this will enable him to attain
that look df dignity that he should always have.
Lester “Joe Billy” Claytcn has 'bought another service sta
tion. You can’t keep a wealthy man down.
Tilley Rites Held
Final rites for William R. Til
ley, of the Mt. Tirzah community,
whose death occurred Wednesday
morning, were conducted Friday
afternoon at the residence, with
interment following in the family
Survivors include his wife, the
former Miss Beattie Gates; four
sons, W. E., Fred W., and Clar
ence O. Tilley, >:f Person county,
and E. R. Tilley, of Columbus, 0.,
and four daughters, Mrs. Lessie
Clayton and Miss Gertrude Til
ley, of Person county, and Mrs.
Lelia Garrett and Mrs. Myrtle
Ryan, of Columbus, O.
Pallbeareres included: Aldis
Crabtree, Jack Cash, Charlie Mil
ler, Owen Gates, Oscar Clayton,
Raney Bowen, Lewis Tilley and
Dr. J. C. Sinclair, world travel
ler and bible lecturer, formerly
■of Norfolk, Va., will deliver an
address on Tuesday evening, Ap
ril 9, at 7:30 o’clock, at Person
County Court house. His subject
will deal with “Present-Day
Trends in Civilization”. Dr. Sin
clair says his doctrine in non
sectarian and announces that Bib
les will be given to those who de
SUNDAY, APRIL 7. 1940
A. & M. SHOPPE
TO OPEN IN CITY
Ow| led and Operated By
Aubrey and Marvin Long
To Feature Self-ervice.
The A. and M. Food Shoppe,
operated by Aubrey and Marvin
Long of Roxboro, will open for
business Thusday, April 11. This
store is in the same location that
was formerly used by Aubrey
Long and Co.
The A. and M. Food Shoppe
will feature self service. A cus
tomer comes in and makes his or
her own selecton, places her pur
chase in a cart and rolls the cart
toy the cashier where a check is
issued. It will be the only self
service store in the city.
The entire store has been re
modeled and everything is new.
The proprietors invite the peo
ple of this section to pay the new
store a visit.
This self service store will also
feature meats of all kinds. The
market has been placed in the
rear of the store and the owners
point out that the best in the
njeat line will be sold.
Your attention is invited to a
display ad in today’s paper.
One Cent Sale To
Thomas and Oakley, Walgreen
Agency, will start a One Cent sale
Wednesday, April 10 and will
continue this sale through Satur
day, April 13. The sale will fea
ture many standard items at the
regular price and a purchaser may j
then secure another similar items
for one cent extra.
Messers Thomas and Oakley
point out that they bought heavily
for tins sale and that they will
have hundreds of items for the
This one cent sale is an annual
affair with the drug concern and]
it was pointed out last week that]
this one is expected to be one of
Is Released Here
March report of the Person
County unit of the tri-county Or
ange - Person - Chatham Depart
ment of health, released yesterday,
shows that there have been 65
cases of whooping cough in Per
son, a disease which is still pre
valent, although it is thought that
the epidemic stage is past. In fil
ing the report, Dr. A. L. Allen,
unit director, said victims have
been white people, no cases hav
ing been reported among Negroes
in the county.
Also reported for March were
14 cases of chicken pox, one each
of diphtheria and measles, and
ten of syphilis, although most of
the last named constitute old cas
In school hygiene 172 children
were examined in pre-school cli
nics; 274 smallpox vaccinations
were administered and 108 diph
theria anti-toxin treatments were
given. Regular activities were
continued in syphilis control and
tuberculosis prevention, in mater
nty and infancy care and in san.
itation, with inspections, hi the
last named, of 44 cases.
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMEi
New Program Effective
Monday Will Mean Definite
Collection Days For Each
Effective on Monday, April 8,
a new district-zone plan for col
lection of trash and garoage will
be instituted in Roxboro. An
nouncement of the plan, the ad
ministration of which is to be un
der the direct supervision of Col
lins Abbitt, city engineer, who
will have foremen and truck
driver-collectors to carry out the
program, was made Saturday
morning at a conference in the
office of City Manager Percy
Five districts and a business
area have been created and un
der the plan Saturdays will be
open for additional work in the
business district, while it is ex
pected that the regularity of sche
dule will insure better conditions
of municipal cleanliness and con
sequently lead to better standards
of health and sanitation and a re
duction of fly hazards.
Present at the conference were
Mr. Bloxam, Mr. Abbitt and the.
superintendent of waterworks, L
O. Abbitt, together with repre
sentatives of the press.
| Under the new system, design
j ed to replace the somewhat hap
hazard system previously used,
zone A, the business section, will
extend from Bradsher street
north, tq Davis drive near Long
Memorial Methodist church and
from Lamar street, east to the
railway terminus of Depot street,
where collections will be made
twice daily. ' ;
Other divisions will be: District
No. 1, which will include East
I Main street to Depot street, and
! extend south to New street, where
j collections will be made on
Mondays; District No. 2, which
j will include the area from the
west side of Main street to the east
side of Reams avenue and will
extend north to the city limits,
where 'collections will be made
on Tuesdays, and District No. 3,
which will include all territory
east of Main street and North of
Depot street, where collections
j will be made on Wednesdays.
District No. 4, will include from
West Main to First street all ter
ritory south of Reams avenue,
where collections will be made on
Thursdays and District No. 5,
will cover all territory south *f
First street to the corporate lim
its, where collections will be
made on Fridays.
It was pointed out at the Sat
urday conference that this sche
dule will be strictly adhered to,
that district collections will be
made on only those days sche
duled and that sole exceptions
will be in those instances where
residents request truck service to
remove the body of a domestic
animal. It was also said that
householders can facilitate re
moval of trash and garbage by
keeping same in closed contain
ers conveniently placed.
There is in effect a city ordin
ance requiring the use of such
containers, and it is said, that all
residents who have not complied
with the ruling win be expected
to do so immediately.
Under the new plan of garbage
and trash removal much time
will be saved and at a consider
able reduction oi transportation
expense, while Service to house
holders and business people will
be much more efficient and it is
the hope of City Manager Bloxam
and Engineer Abbitt that there
will be full cooperation with the
program by people of the city.
It was shown that under the
new program business district
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