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VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY SUNDAY, MAY 12. 1940 NUMBER THIRTY-THREE
POLS WARSHIP SUNK
OFF NORWAY’S COAST
Don don The Polish destroyer
Grom has been sunk by a bomb,
the Polish naval staff announced
The 2,144-ton destroyer was en
gaged in operations off Norway.
One officer and 65 men were be
BRITONS TOLD CUT IN
BUTTER RATION DUE
London Because of the ces
sation of Danish supplies, Britons
were told yesterday by Lord Wool
ton, Pood Minister, to prepare
for the reduction ait an early
date'of the butter ration from
eight to four ounces each week.
Lord Woolfion warned that the su
gar ration of 12 ounces each week
might be reduced also.
TWO MEXICANS DIE
IN FLAMING PLANE
Mexico City Two Mexican
Army fliers were dead yesterday
after their plane crashed into a
bouse ait Durango and burst into
They were Capt Ramon Gomez
Rosillon and Lieut. Ramon Var
FAMED NORSE SKIER
g " ,lm IN ACTION
Oslo The famous Norwegan
skier, Einar Grottumsbraten, was
killed in fighting north of Oslo,
it was reported. He is a member
of a ski patifol which was surpris
ed by a German patrol. All of the
other members of the Norwegian
patrol were said 1 to have escaped.
$860,000 FUND AID
SENT TO FINLAND
New York Since conclusion
of the peace between Russia and
Finland, the Finnish Relief Fund
has dispatched $860,000, or about
$120,000 weekly to Finland to care
for refugees from areas ceded to
the Soviet and for rehabilitation
work, Herbert Hoover, national
ARMY pilot dies
IN CRASH AT SEA
Langur Field, Va. Second
Lieut. William F. Gilbert of Lang
ley Field was killed today when
his plane plummeted into the At
lantic Ocean, 10 miles south of
Mis body was not located im
mediately. Gilbert’s plane, on a
routine training flight, fell 5,000
CONCERT IN DURHAM
The Durham Junior league is
sponsoring Glenn Miller’s Concert
and .Chesterfield’s .Coast - Vo -
Coast broadcast Wednesday even
ing, May 15, at 8:30 o’clock in the
tiew Gymnasium at Duke Univer
sity, where Miller’s organization
will present a program of dance
music and their regular broadcast
for the evening. Admission will
be 50 cents. .
SERVICE HELD HERE
A “ground breaking" service
has been set for Monday morn
ing by members of the First Bap
tist church. At this time the old
building will be turned over to
George W. Kane, contractor for
the new building.
This “ground breaking” service
will begfal at 10:00 a. m. and the
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Russian forces during the recent Russo-Finnish war. The gun, a field piece, is believed to be a
non-recoil cannon. It is shown ready to fire (left). The funnel attachment is thought to be a device
which utilizes explosion gases to produce a forward movement of the gnn barrel, thus neutralizing
normal recoil. Right: The funnel arrangement is swung aside to show the breech. Experts confess
Drive Being Conducted
To Get Everyone Counted
“Day For Dimes”
Jim Dunn, prominent Per
son farmer, who resides near
Roxboro, decided he needed
some fertilizer. The other
day he walked into the of
fice of R. H. Oakley, agent
for this comsno<fily7and offer.""
ed payment for the 21 bags
of fertilizer needed for the
Dunn acres. In compensation
he left Mr. Oakley a shoebox
full of silver, exactly $59.60
in United States dimes. Mr.
Oakley counted them all and
found only one or two thin
ones, but he’s the type of
man who is glad to have his
money in any sizes.
Fears’ Rites Held
Funeral services for Albert
Gibbs Fears. Person county far
mer of the Timberlake commu
nity whose death was caused by
electrocution when he came in
contact with a live powerline wire
early Thursday morning, were
conducted yesterday afternoon at
3 o’clock at Providence Baptist
church by the Rev. T. M. Vick
Interment followed in the church
Mr. Fears is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Ola S. Fears, by three
sons, Willie and Gilbert Fears, of
Roxboro, and Walter Fears, of
Longhurst, and by one daughter,
Mrs. Huldah Lacks, of Brookneal,
Many Scouts To
Go To City Camp
A large number of Roxboro
Scouts requested applications to
attend the World’s Pair from
Scout Executive A P. Patterson
at the recent eaimporee. Thera
is every indication that Roxboro
will have the largest delegation
of any district in attendance at
Any Scout desiring to go should
make reservations immediately
as the delegation will be leaving
about Sunday, May 19. The dele,
gation will be in New York City
for about 10 days. The entire cost,
covering transportation, meals'
and necessary expense* will be
Officials Anxious To Get
Roxboro’s Population As
Is Accurately Possible.
An intensive drive to discover
people in Roxboro who have not
been counted by the census-taker
is now on Ift ROxfoofb. This drive
is being conducted by the City of
Roxboro, Roxboro Chamber of
Commerce, Roxboro Courier and
Person County Times.
First figures on Roxboro’s po
pulation released last week, show
ed that this city has 4,599 people.
Local residents believe that the
population is nearer 5,000 and this
drive is being conducted to push
the figure nearer that mark.
James Carver, census supervis
or, stated that his force had tried
to discover everyone in the city,
but he also stated that the books
would remain open for several
days for the addition of names
not yet recorded.
People who have not been
counted by the census-takers are
urged to report this fact to the
City of Roxboro, Chamber of
Commerce or one of the two
There will not be another cen
sus for ten years and it is import
ant that every person living in the
loity be counted this time.
1930 census gave Roxboro a
few over 3,600 residents and so
it iron be seen that the population
of the city has increased over 25
percent in the last ten years. Even
though that record is good, local
officials believe that it can be
made even better.
Visits In City
Former City Manager James C
Harris, who now has a similar
position at Hazard, Ky„ was in
Roxboro Friday night en route to
his family. Mr, Harris, who was
spend Sunday with members of
his family. Mrs. Harris, who was
dinner guest of Mrs. Hattie Car
ver, is expected to be in Roxboro
again on Tuesday when he will
return to Hazard.
Mr. Harris aooepted the post of
city manager at Hazard the first
of the year, alter having been in
Roxboro for several years. While
here he made many friends and
was an active number of the Ro
tary chib attf of the First Baptist
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High School Finals
Sermon Will Be
Finals of Roxboro high school
will begin this evening at 8 o’-
clock in the school auditorium
when the baccalaureate sermon
will be delivered by the Rev.
Fciyt Blackwell, president of Mars
Hill college. v
On Monday evening at the same
hour seventh grade pupils will
hold their commencement exercis J
7S, presenting a program prepar-j
ed by members of the grade and
on Tuesday evening high schook
senirrs will stage a “High School
Night” program given by the glee |
club, the dramatic club, the band
and the home economics deport
Commencement speaker at the
high school graduation exercises,
when diplomas will be presented
to sixty-eight Seniors, will be
Dr. Thurman D. Kitchen, presi
dent of Wake Forest college, who
will speak at 8 o’clock Wednesday
night at the high school auditor
ium. Prizes and awards will be
presented at this time and an-j
nouncement has been made by)
supervising principal H. C. Gad-j
d'y that a loud speaker has been !
installed so that programs may be
more easily heard.
Don’t take chances when you
drive, life is much too short when
you drive carefully.
Along The Way
With the Editor
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Thomas J. Shaw, Jr., city editor of this paper and once
prominent batchelor of Greensboro, N. C., has moved into a
house of his own. Tom now lives on Lamar street in a five
room dwelling and is holding “open house’’ each night until
two o’clock. You are invited uip to pay him a nice visit any
time that you see fit. Tom has plenty of chains and can take
care of a nice large crowd.
Tom Woody and Eari Bradsher, Sr. have been playing golf.
The report is that Bradsher got a good licking, but the cad
dies for both men were so tired when the game was 1 finished
that they are refusing to caddy for these men any more this
Also seen playing golf last week were Carlyle Brooks,
Nath Lunsford; Russell Newell and Guthrie Gentry. When they
were seen by this writer they were all in the rough and stay
ed there until he left. They probably played three or four holes
during the half-day.
Jeff O’Briant, prominent resident of this county, says that
he has mode up his mind concerning the candidates that he
will vote for and that he is not subject to change.
Gordon Hunter and David Brooks, bankers, have attend
ed another hankers convention. We understand that they did
not take their wive* with them. Thy report «n excellent time
end lave returned to Roxboro looking good.
AT MEMORIAL DAY
W. F. Reade .and Others
Are Honor Guests At Ex
ercises and Luncheon.
Paying tribute to W. F. Reade,
Person . county’s sole surviving
Confederate veteran, who, with
Mrs. Reade, was honor guest at
Memorial Day exercises here Fri
day, former Congressman Wil
liam B. Umstead, of Durham,
characterized' Mr. Reade as, “One
icf Person icounty’s noblest sons,
a man who has lived and served
during the many years since the
War Between the States with a
forward looking vision and has
contributed much to the man
hood and womanhood of the sta
At the exercises, given by the
Person County Chapter of the Un
ited Daughters of the Confeder
acy at Hotel Roxboro, the chapter
president, Mrs. R. G. Cole, was
presiding officer. The address of
welcome was given by Mrs. O.
Page Long and response was
made by R. P. Reade, prominent
Durham attorney, who spoke on
behalf of his father, the honor
guest. Other members of the
Reade family who were present
included a diaughter, Mrs. John
Umstead, of Chapel Hill, and an
other son, Dr. A. P. Reade. Also
present was Mrs. William B. Um -
Among those present were three
widows of Confederate veterans,
Mesdames Fannie Long, Carolyn
Parham and Eunice Wagstaff.
At the luncheon which follow
ed Mr. Umstead’s address, covers
i were laid for more than thirty
I guests, including members of the
i hostess chapter and a few special-
Ily invited residents of the city.
! Invocations were given by the
, Rev. W. F. West, of the First
Baptist chuileh, and by the Rev.
W. C. Martin, of Long Memorial
Methodist church. The musical
program consisted of old southern
| songs and piano selections, with a
vocal solo by Mrs. H. W. Newell.
In the course of his address,
Mr. Umstead, who was introduc
ed by R. L. Harris), paid tribute
also to more than 40,000 members
of the United Daughters of Con
federacy, who have since 1894 con.
| tributed so much to the preserva
-1 tion of the best in Southern
J ideals. To the U. D. C. and to men
l like Mr. Reade we of the South
owe much, Mr. Umstead declared,
adding that it is our duty and
pleasure to pass on to future gen
erations all that is fine and noble
in the traditions which we cher
Resolution Favoring Third
Term For "F.D.R.” Adopted
Miss Hunter On
Miss Rebecca Hunter, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hunter, of
this city, had a prominent part on
the program that was given at
the Bankers’ Convention in Pine
hurst Thursday night.
Miss Hunter gave a comic dance
entitled “Debut at the Opera”,
thiat wias enjoyed by all.
The convention lasted three
days of last week, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday.
COUNTY WOMEN TO
District Home Demonstra
tion Federation Meeting To
Be Held Here May 22.
With delegates from Durham,
Wake, Orange and Chatham
counties, as well as from the
hostess county of Person, the an
nual eighth district meeting of the
Federation of Home Demonstra
tion clubs will be held May 22,
from 10 o'clock in the morning
until one in the afternoon, at Rox.
boro in the high school auditor
ium. Chief speaker will be A. G.
Kimrey, dairy specialist, of the
State college division of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, Ra
Announcement of plans for this
event were made this morning by
Mrs. R. T. Winstead, general
chairman, who said that members
of the Federation will be welcom
ed to Roxboro and to Person
county by Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr.
and by Philip L. Thomas, chair
man of the County Board of com
missioners, who will extend greet
ings. Presiding officer will be the
Federation president, Mrs. C. T.
Duncan, of Silver City.
Representing the Person County
Council of dubs, Mrs. C. E.
Brooks, who is president of the
council, will welcome the group.
Heading the hospitality committee
will be Mrs. T. H. Clay and Mrs.!
L. C. Liles. Greetings will also
be extended by Mrs. Dudley
I Bagley, president of the North
Carolina Federation of Home Ds
monstration clubs, and by Mrs. j
J. K. Coggins, of Cary, president,
of the eighth district Federation 1
of Women’s clubs.
A special feature of the day
will be a picnic luncheon, of
which Mrs. Robert A. Gentry w ill
have charge. Mrs. Gentry will be
assisted by two members from
each Person club. Four-H girls, in
uniform, wiill also assist in all
activities of the day. Those in
charge of the luncheon have re
quested all Person club women
to bring baskets. It is also said
that both men and women will
be expected to attend the pro
OAK GROVE PROGRAM
A Church School Day program
will be given at the Oak Grove
church Sunday, May 12, at 2:00
p. m., followed by the regular
church service with a sermon by
the Rev. E. G. Overton, pastor.
The public is invited.
The condition of Ira Glenn, who
has been a patient at Community
hospital for some time, remains
unchanged according to informa
tion received Saturday morning.
THE TIMES IS PERSON**
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES
Person County Democratic
Convention Also Hears J.
In a session featured by adop
tion of a resolution favoring
Roosevelt for a third term and by
transaction of business necessary
to the convention, Person Demo
crats held their annual county
convention Saturday afternoon at
the court house.
Special guest and speaker for
the occasion was J. M. Broughton
of Raleigh, candidate for nomina
tion as governor in the Democra
tic primray of May 25, who spoke
in the morning at graduation ex
ercises at Bushy Fork school. Mr.
Broughton in his afternoon ad
dress touched icn problems of
state government, but devoted
much of his time to the discussion
of American relationships with
Europe during the present crisis.
Later in the afternoon Mr.
Broughton was guest at an open
house held at Hotel Roxboro.
Re-election of R. B. Dawes, as
chairman of the Democratic Ex
ecutive committee and of Mrs.
Edwin Bowles as vice-chairman
constituted part of the business
of the afternoon. A. M. Burns, Jr.*
was chosen as secretary-treasur
er, replacing F. O. Carver, Jr„
Delegates to the state convention
were also chosen.
The text of the “Third Term re
solution” as presented by Mayer
S. F. Nicks, Jr„ reads as follower
Whereas, seven years ago the -
Democratic Party brought to the
leadership of this-Nation a Pre
sident whose vision, wisdom, hu
manity and statesmanship lifted
the American people from the
depths of depression and diespond--
ency to the high place of recovery
and hope; and
Whereas, in this time of fear,
and amidst the horrors of war a
broad, the American people look
to Franklin Delano Roosevelt to
protect us and preserve our peace;
Whereas, full confidence of the
people is well founded in him;
Now, therefore, we the Demo
crats of Person County in conven
tion assembled, do hereby resol
The delegates from this county
to the State Democratic Conven
| tion support a resolution to in
struct the casting of North Cara.
| lina’s delegate vote at Chicago on.
every presidential ballot when
as long as his name shall be pre-
I sented, for the world’s greatest
humanitarian, the champion of'
1 Americanism, the great Democra
| tic statesmant, Franklin Delano
Mrs. Shelton Is
A. J. Maxwell’s
Announcement of the appoint
ment of Mrs. R. H. Shelton of
Roxboro as Woman Manager foe
A. J. Maxwell in Person county
was made at Maxwell State Head
Mrs. Shelton is Vice-President
of the Young Democratic club.
President of the Parent-Teachers
association. President of the Am
erican Legion Auxiliary, active
member of the Edgar Long Mem
orial church and past President of
the Roxboro Woman’s club.
Mrs. Shelton wes.toam and rear
ed in the city of Durham and is a
graduate of Duke university and
is at the present a member, of the
Alumni Council of fcuke Unhrer*-
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