IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
SHOT THRU HEAD,
Boston Physicians were am.
azed when Vito Puma, twenty
five, bridegroom, shot himself
through one temple, the bullet
emerging from the oher, and then
continued' to live. Surgeons per
formed a delicate brain operation
and gave blood transfusions.
First to volunteer was his bride,
Mrs. Santa Puma, formerly of
Brooklyn, N. Y.
NAZIS NO THREAT
TO BAB’S MILLIONS
New York The millions of
the former Barbara Hutton, are
unaffected by the Danish invas
ion, one of her representatives
said, because she has no invest,
ments or holdnigs in Denmark.
She is technically a Danish citi
zen as her dvorce from the Count
is still pending in the Danish
WESTERN FRONT HAS
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Paris Yesterday’s French
“To the west of the Vosges
there was some enemy artillery
fire whch was vigorousyl return
ed by French artillery.
JUSTICE HUGHES, 78,
Washington Chief Justice
Charles Evans Hughes, whose
■eatly trimmed white beard at
tracts the attention of Supreme
Court visitors, became seventy
eight years did Thursday. Friends
•aid he had no 1 Intention of re.
tiring soon. His . physical .condi
tion was'described as excellent
BILL WOULD GIVE
CUTTER TO NAVY
- Washington The racing cut
ter Highland Light would become
a legally recognized possession of
the Naval Acadey under a bill
(D-3098) passed by the Senate
and sent to the House.
The ilt&surd-Would authorize the
Secretary of the Navy to accept
property bequeathed to the Aca
demy by the late Dudley F. Wolfe.
AT WHITE HOUSE
Washington. Gangress. .has
, voted to increase the White House
police force from 60 to 80 officers
-and-zacn. The increase will re.
move the need for 20 patrolmen
borrowed from the City Police
MRS. WHITNEY GETS
New York John Hay (Jock)
Whitney, sportsman-business man,
has made settlement of nearly
98,000,000 on his estranged wife,
(he former Mary Elizabeth Alte
mus at Philadelphia. Mrs. Whit
ney keeps a 2,000-acre estate at
BRITISH TROOPS ON
ISLAND IN PACIFIC
Honolulu, T. H. A detach,
ment of British soldiers has been
stationed on Fanning Island in
* Pacific, presumably
to prevent German seizure of the
hdand, according to information
from the American cable ship
| Dickinson. During the World War
|||in»iin9 Island was raided by a
ttenmn tome. j
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY ft THURSDAY
HONOR COURT IS
HELD FOR SCOUTS
Eagle Rank, Life Badge
and Merit Awards Given At
Features of the April Court of
Honor of the Person and Roxboro
Boy Scout council held Friday
night were awarding of a Life
Scout badge to R. B. Holeman,
Jr., troop 52, and qualification of
Rev. T. M. Vick for Eagle rank.
Mr. Vick is with troop 53. Hole,
man won his distinction after hav
ing secured 10 merit badges,
while Mr. Vick has received 21.
Other awards were presented
to: Daily Frederick, Jr., of troop
49, and Bernard Gentry and Pen
Noell. both of troop 52, for pass
ing second class tests; to Elbert
Gates, of troop 32, merit badges
in public health and safety; to
Bernard Petty, troop 49, a handi
craft merit badge, and to Peter
Cooper, of troop 52, a gold quill
for journalism work, an unusual
distinction, it is said. Cooper also
received merit badges for handi
craft and for first aid to animals.
First aid merit badge was pre
sented to Talmadge TimbertLake,
troop 52, who also received one
for first aid to animals and for
forestry. Winner of merit badges
in gardening and in hog produc
tion was R. B. Holeman, Jr. Pas
sing tenderfoot tests were Wallace
Zimmerman and Burke Petty, of
troop 49, and Jimmy Holeman, of
Those in attendance reported
the April court to be one of the
best in recent months. Officials
prsent included Henry E. O’Bri
ant and Joe Guffey.
The session opened at 7:30 o’-
clock with the presentation of the
Scout Oath by Taufielk Ameen
and was held at Long Memorial
Junior Order To
Present Flag And
Bible To Helena
- Junior Order of Mason from
Longhurst will present a flag
service at Helena high school,
Sunday afternoon. April 21, at
two o’clock. Rev. S. F. Nicks, a
member of the organization and a
former pastor of Person county,
will take part in the program.
Other state leaders in the organi.
zaticn will ibe present. At this
time the school will receive a
flag and a Bible from the Junior
The high school glee club will
assist in this program. The pub
lic is invited to attend these ex
‘Spring Fever To
Be Given Friday
Final rehearsal for “Spring
Fever”, Roxboro high school sen
ior play to be presented at the
high school auditorium on Fri
day evening at 8 o’clock, are now
underway according to announce,
ment by Mrs. B. G. Clayton, dra
matics director, who said today
that the young actors are enjoy
ing their work as much as they
hope the audience will. Leading
roles will be played by G. W.
Pulliam and Miss Annie Sue Bar
SERVICE IN SONG
Under the direction of A. E.
Lynch, of the music department,
the Campbell college glee club
will present a “Service in Song”
at the morning service at First
Baptist church today,. Included
on the program will be composi
tions by Bach, Baethoven, Gretch
aninoff, Bortkrifinsky and Dett.
Tommies Do Their Bit to Aid French Agriculture
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IVith so many men of the French peasantry at the front, a general shortage of labor has resulted on the
"errr~ cf France. With a view toward alleviating the plight of their allies, these British soldiers lend a
hanl. The women of the farms know what Is to be done and under their directions the Tommies, armed
with pitchforks, attack their new agricultural jobs.
Atlas P. Brooks
Passes Friday At
Atlas P. Brooks, 86, died at 3
o’clock Friday morning at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. R. C.
Blaylock, in Helena, following an
illness of four months. Mr. Brooks
was a well-known farmer of that
community for many years. Death
was attributed to infirmities of
Funeral services were held at
l 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the
Helena Methodist church, con
ducted by the pastor, the Rev.
G. L. Hill. Burial was in Burch
Survivors are two daughters,
Mrs. B. W. Murphy, of this elty,
and Mrs. Blalock; two sons, lno
mas G. and Riley B. Brooks, of
Helena; and 15 grandchildren.
Pall bearers were grandsons of
the deceased: Maxie, Berley, and
Clarence Blalock, Clyde and Bill
Murphy and Charlie Barnette.
Floral bearers were grandchild,
ren: Mrs. Charlie Barnette, Janie
Murphy, Lucile, Janie Sue, Chris
tine and Pauline Blalock, Harold
and Bobby Brooks and Mrs. Floyd
To Be Held First
Os Next Month
Plans for a Person-Roxboro
Scout Camporee to be held here
on the high school grounds on
Friday and Saturday, May 3 and
4 were formulated at a meeting
of the Cherokee committee late
Friday afternoon at Hotel Rox
Here for consultation with the
committee was A. P. Patterson,
Scout executive, of Reidsville.
The event will be conducted from
Friday afternoon until late Satur
day afternoon and is expected to
effer illustrations of practical as
pects of Scouting. It will be the
first event of this kind held by
the local council.
Members of the Roxboro Ro
tary club are pleased to observe
a descriptive vote in the April Ro
tarian magazine concerning the
annual “Lades’ Night” program
presented last December by the
local club. The program had an
“International” theme and was
prepared by the dub secretary,
W. Reade Jones. ' .
TO BE OBSERVED
Annual Campaign To Bs
Held Here Under Auspic
es of Weman’s Club.
under the sponsorship of the
Roxboro Woman’s club, with Mrs.
T. T. Mitchell as project chair
man, the city-wide annual clean
up week will be conducted from
April 29 through “May 6. The pro
gram, as outlined by Mrs. Mit
chell and members of her com
mittee, will include an active
clean-up week campaign,, stres
sing front and rear lawn appear
ance, with additional emphasis on
gardens. : •
The week’s work will conclude
Monday afternoon with a special
Woman’s club program. " Other
details of plans for the week will
be announced later, although it
is known that the city cleaning
department will work in active co
operation with the rclub project.
DINNER HELD !
Masons of Person Lodge No.
113 were hosts at dinner Wed
nesday evening at Hotel Rox
boro in honor of those members
cf the Lodge who have held
membership for twenty-five
years or more. Also present were
a number of other guests. At the
conclusion of the banquet Lodge
members held a program at the
Along The Way
O—O— O O
Coy Day and R. D. Bumpass must have decided that win
ter had passed. They took their stove down last week and were
enjoying ndjee spring weather. The cold snap came Friday and
the boys had to bring out an oil stove. The stove was small
and didn’t throw out much heat, but it was all they oould do
under the circumstances.
Kelly Paylor also got caught, but he made out with one
small bag of coal. He mixed the ooal with wood and managed
to keep his family warm. Kelly is really serious when he
says that he is looking for spring.
The boys can’t get Charlie Harris out on a tennis court.
Charlie promises to come, but never seems to be able to get
there. Wonder if his trouble is old age or spring fever?
Don’t worry if Gordon Hunter refuses to speak to you. He
has been elected president of the Roxboro Rotary club and that
honor might cause him to overlook a few of his friends.
The same thing goes for Glenn Stovall. He was made vice
president and it may be that this is too much of an honor for
We have had no reports from Jim Harris since he left here
for Hazard, Kentucky. It may be that he has fallen in love out
there and doesn’t have time to write. However, we doubt the
love angle. Jim never did favor the idea of supporting two
people on one salary.
Sam Byrd Winstead has planted a garden. This is going
to be rather hard on his father, S. G. Winstead, who has all
of the wo<rk that he can attend to now.
Wednesday P. M.
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The annual Junior-Senior ban
quet of Helena high school, took
place on Wednesday, April 10, in
the Helena gymnasium.
Paul Garrison, president of the
Junior class, was toastmaster and
gave the words of weloome, Nan--
Cy Whitfield, of the Juniors, gave
a toast to the Seniors and Rarl
Guest speakers were R. B. Grif
fin, Person county Superintend
ent, and B. D. Bunn, Superintend
ent of Granville county schools.
•• After dinner, the Duke-South
ern California football game was
showri by Charles Dukes, of Duke
Dinner was served by the Hel
ena P. T. A.
CHAMBERLAIN LETS HOUSE
KNOW HE’S REAL DIRECTOR
London—Prime Minister Cham
berlain made it clear in the House
of Commons that he remained the
Supreme Director of Britain’s war
He told the house he had a
greed to be chairman of the Min
isterial Committee of Military Co
ordnation on exceptional occas
First Lord of the Admiralty
Winston Churchill as the senior
service minister, he said, will
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 1940
Nicks Cites Rules In Regards
To Registration For Elections
Attention of all taxi-cab opera
tors in the city is called to the
notice printed elsewhere in this
paper announceing a meeting
which will be held Tuesday night
for purposes of considering regu
lation of taxi service. The meet
ing will be called at 7:30 o’clock
Tuesday night at city hall. City
Manager Bloxam, with City At
torney, F. O. Carver, will be pre
Gordon C. Hunter
For Coming Year
President of the Roxboro Ro
tary club for 1940-41 will be Gor
don C. Hunter, chosen Thursday
night as successor to R. B. Grif
fin, following reports from the
nominating committee of which
J. S. Walker was chairman. Mr.
Hunter is executive vice-presi
dent of the Peeples bank and has
been actively associated with Ro
tary for a number of years.
Other officers elected were
Glenn Stovall, vice-president;
Glenn Titus, secretary; E. E.
Bradsher, treasurer, re-elected;
George Fox. sergeant-at-arms,
and William Morrell ant) @laudq
, Hail, directors.
The meeting was held at Hotel
Rcxboro, where dinner was ser
ved, No formal program was pre
sented, selection of officers tak
ing up additional time.
Has Filed For
Entrance of a fifth candidate
for Democratic nomination as
one of the three members of the
Person Board of County Com
missioners, was yesterday announ
ced by S. F. Nicks, Jr., chairman
of the Person Board of elections,
who said that W. H. Gentry yes
terday afternoon filed for the
commissioner post. Also filing
yesterday for the position Was
Sam Byrd Winstead, who announ
ced his candidacy earlier in the
Edgar P. Warren, for the house
of representatives, and W. T. Kir
by, for register of deeds, both of
whom had previously announced
also paid filing fees yesterday,
Mr. Nicks reported.
Senior Play Given
At Hurdle Mills
Before a large and appreciative
audience members of the Huxdle
Mills senior class presented the
class dramatic production, “The
Path Across the Hill” in the school
auditorium Friday evening. The
drama as a comedy of average
life presented opportunities for
ten well interpreted roles.
All persons having furniture to
contribute to the club house at
Roxboro country club are reques
ted to get in touch with J. A.
Long, Jr., or Tom Street, mem
bers of the house furnishings com
mittee, who have said that they
will be glad to call for any dona,
tions made. Especially needed, it
said, are chain, rugs, tables and
THE TIMES IS PERSON*}
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER
Names Thrown Out In Re- ,
vision Published And Post- j
ed As Required By Law.
In a state ment issued Friday
and printed below Mayor S. F.
Nicks. Jr., chairman of the Person
Board of elections had the follow
ing to say regarding revision off
registration books in the county.
Under the new election laws as:
passed by the North Carolina le
gislature in 1939 the Board of El
ections of Person county ordered*
that the registration books of th«
various precincts in Person coun—.
ty be revised. The work of revise ~
ing these books is now being done.
The law provides that all per
sons registered in the various prev,
cirvets who are shown by the poHl
books to have voted in either;
primary or general election with-.,
in the past four years be re-regis
tered on new registration books
without the requiring an entirely
new registration. The law furth- ,
er provides that thc«e person*,
not shown to have voted in eith
er primary or a general election:
within the past four years be re
moved from the registration
books, but provides that those
names being removed be publish- . .
ed once a week for two successive
weeks in a newspaper published
in the county.
In following out the provisions
of the above mentioned law there
were published yesterday In the
Roxboro Courier the names of
those persons whose names have
been removed from the registra
tion books and who will have to
re-register during the coming re
gistration period in order to vote
in the primary to be held on May
25th. • f
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The attention of the citizens off
Person county is hereby caltafe
(Continued On Back Page)
WILL BE HELD
Meeting Planned For Thurs
day Night At Community
Following consultation witfe,*-
Cherokee Council executive A. P.
Patterson, of Reidsville, member*
■of the committee on re-organiaa
tion of the Person and Roxborv
“Cub Pack”, a Scouting unit for
boys between the ages of 9 to
yesterday announced that an ,p
--en forum meeting, which all par
ents of boys of “Cub Pack” ag«
are urged to attend, will be held
Thursday evneing at 8 o’clock a*
Roxboro Community house.
Members of the committee, off
which William Pickering is chair
man, will be present, as will Mr.
Patterson, and it is hoped that atr
this time definite plans forth«
new “Cub Pack” will be formul
ated. It was pointed out by the
chairman that full cooperation off
the parents will be necessary.
The new Scout organization, de
signed for boys of pre-Scout age,
will be sponsored by men of St.
Mary’s and St. Edward’s Catholic
church and the Pack leader will
be Joe Ellis, Jr., of First Baptist
Residents of the Bushy Fork
community held an oyster supper
Saturday afternoon at Bushy Fork
community bouse. Prior to the
supper an auction sale of miying
bufldin« material left over from
the Community house was
and during tee evening gmgb
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