IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1940 NUMBER THIRTY-FOUR
Athens, Greece The war
ministry called to the colors the
1935 military class. The class,
composed of men 26 years old,
will report May 25. It was an
nounced officially that the class,
reported to number 60,000, was
called for a month’s training “in
the use of new weapons”.
Informed military observers'
said most of the class would be
sent to the border of Italian “pro
tected” Albania to swell the al
ready large number of Greek
troops manning fortifications fac
ing Italian forces on the other
London Prime Minister Win
ston Churchill asked his predeces
sor, Neville Chamberlain, now
lord president of the council, to
continue his leadership in the
conservative party in the house of
commons. As head of the newly
formed national government,
Churchill said he preferred not
to undertake the leadership of
Alexandria, Egypt Egypt es
tablished concentration camps to
<}ay on the Nile delta to intern
enemies in the event of war in
the Mediterranan, and advised its
citizens to cancel trips abroad be
cause of the “unstability” of the
Zagreb, Yugoslavia Addi
tional anti-aircraft guns were
mounted today on Zagreb’s high
est building because of Yugoslav
fears of being involved in the
(war. Municipal elections schedul
ed for Sunday in six districts in
the Italian frontier were cancel
led. Troop train traffic througn
Zagreb was heavy.
LAID TO WAR NEWS
Fairmont, Minn. Distress
over repents of the human toll of
the war in the low lands was
blamed by her husband today for
a heart attack that brought death
last night to Mrs. Fred Anderson,
sixty-three, a native of East Fries
MAN STOOPS, GUN
DROPS, KILLS HIM
St. Louis, May 16 John Cen
private watchman, stooped to
pick up a nickle last night and
wtas wounded fatally. His revolver
fell from its holster and dischar
ged ms he reached for the coin—
which another man accidentally
dropped on the floor.
WORLD WAR CEMETERY
BOMBED, FRENCH DECLARE
Paris French officials said
the American jMeuse- Argon ne
Cemetery at Romague, Eastern
France, the largest American
World War cemetery in Europe,
was bombed yesterday.
American authorities said they
had not been informed of any
bombardment. The cemetery cov
ers 136 acres and has nearly 15,-
London Prime Minister Win
ston Churchill, relinquishing dir
ect control of naval affairs, thank
ed all officers and men of the
British fleet today for their ac
complishments in the first eight
months of war.
New Stage for Theater of War
Blacked-out areas of the map show countries already involved in the
Second World war. The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg have
been added to those nations invaded by German troops.
HELD FRIDAY AT
Continued Efforts In Be
half of Candidacy Urged By
Person county Democrats ral
lied in the courthouse Friday
night in support of the candidacy
cf R. L. Harris for lieutenant-gov
ernor. The meeting was called
for the purpose of telling Rox
boro and Person county people
what had been done in this cam
paign and to urge their continued
The meeting was opened by E.
G. Thompson, campaign manager.
Speakers for the occasion were
J. W. Noell, Claude Hall, Lee
Umstead and George W. Kane.
These men offered suggestions as
to what could be done during the
final week that might give Mr.
Harris an even larger majority.
At the conclusion of the meet
ing Mr. Harris thanked the peo
ple of this county for their sup
port and stated that he intended
to continue his work up to the
final dry, May 25.
W.O. BLALOCK, OF
Rites Held For Mercantile
Company Employee Who
Was Stricken With Heart
While working in his garden,
William Oscar Blalicck, 48, em
ployee of the Longhurst Mercan
tile company, died suddenly at 11
o’clock Friday morning. A physi
cian who was called by members
of the family immediately after
Mr. Blalock was stricken, made
an examination and death was at
tributed by him to a heart attack
Members tof the family report
that Mr. Blalock, who had gone
to his work earlier in the morn
ing, bad returned to his home at
Longhurst shortly before his ac
customed dinner hour and had an
nounced his intention to work in
his vegetable garden. He was a
lone in the garden when stricken
with the sudden attack and until
that time had apparently been in
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SAM B. WINSTEAD
NAMED ON TOBACCO
Virginia - Carolina As
sociation Names New Mem.
bers At Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem M. R. Gass,
of Winston-Salem, was elected
president of the Virginia-Carolina
Old Belt Tobacco Warehouse as
sociation at the annual meeting
here Friday at Robert E. Lee ho
tel. He succeeds F. P. Davis, of
Wi nst on -Salem.
J. Harry White, general man
ager of the Brown and William
son Tobacco company interests
here, spoke at the luncheon ses
sion, at which local tobacco buy
ers were guests.
C. D. Bryant, of Danville, Va.,
was chosen vice president, and
J. T. Booth, of Winston-Salem,
was re-elected secretary.
To act as a “diplomatic service”,
a seven-man advisory committee
was appointed by President Gass.
Members of the committee, which I
will undertake to coordinate thej
activities of the association, are
M. O. Nelson, Reidteville; O. W.
Jefferies, South Hill; J. A. Pell,
Winston-Salem; E. A. DeJarnette,
South Hill; Harvey Glenn, Stone
ville, and S. B. Winstead, Rox
FIREMEN WILL HAVE
DINNER AT HOTEL
Members of the Roxboro Fire
department will on Tuesday even
ing, May 21, hold their annual
banquet, which will be given at
6:30 o’clock at Hotel Roxboro.
Reservations for 50 persons have
been made. Speaker will be Fire
Marshall Sherwood Brockwell, of
Raleigh. A number of special
guests will join members of the
local department for the occasion.
TO NEW YORK
R. B. Holeman, Jr, of Helena,
together with four other Boy
Scouts from Roxboro, C. A. Har
ris, Jr., Martin Michie, Jr., Eud
Thomas and Thomas Long w'ill
leave today for Reidsville, where
they will join other Scouts in the
Cherokee council who will go to
New York to spend ten days at
the World’s Fair.
WPA DINNER TO
BE HELD MONDAY
WiH Be Feature of Nation.
al “This Week Pays Our
The week of May 20-25 has
been designated as “This Work
Pays Our Community” Week.. At
this time the projects of the Pro
fessional and Service Division of
WPA, which employ mostly wo
men, will hold Open House to
give the people of this commun
ity opportunity to see for them
selves how the projects are oper
ated and what they are accom
The Sponsors join the Profes
sional and Service projects in urg
ing you to visit them during the
week of May 20-25. Please see
that your organization is invited
to participate in the weeks acti
vities and appoint a special com
mttee to be responsible for vis
iting the projects durng the week
of May 20-25. This responsibility
is naturally the function of the
Community Service Committee
of ycur organization. If you do
not have such a committee, please
appoint one for this service.
There will be a County-Wide
project dinner Monday night,
May 20, at seven o’clock at the
Hotel Roxbc.ro, and a presentation,
of the projects by the Sponsors
and the project representatives.
This program will be interesting
and informative. We hope you
will invite your friends to come
with you to this dinner. Follow
ing the local program of short
talks and musical numbers, there
will be a nation-wide broadcast
which will be of interest to the
citizens of America.
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Precincts Os City
Total registrations in the four
precincts comprising the city of
Roxboro have been set at 2,856,
according to announcement made
today iby Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr.,
who said that of this total 462
names constitute either new or
transferred registrations while
the remainder are classified as
By precincts in the city the to
tal registration breaks down into
812 in West Roxboro, No. 1; 788
I in West Roxboro, No. 2; 594 in
| East Roxboro. No. 3 and 662 in
| East No. 4.
Registration books closed Sat
urday a week ago and interest
now centers' upon the primary
balloting which will take place
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Dick Woody has just returned from a convention and the
report is that he returned with a black eye. We d'o not know
how he happened to get the black eye and do not care to hear
his side of the story. We imagine that he had a good one to
tell his wife, but doubt that she believed the tone that he told
Will wonders never cease? Frank Howard has bought a
brand" new automobile, We do not even pretend to know why
he bought the car or what he is going to d r - with it, but. “thar
she be”, right over at Frank’s house and ready to go for a
An old world war veteran is moving to Roxboro and the
contractor is breaking ground for his new house. Landon Brad
sher is moving right up on Lamar street dtose to social charac
ters such as Jimmy Long, Jr., Sam Merritt, Champ Winstead
and T. Miller White.
The camera editor of the Times tried his best to get a pic
ture of the “ground breaking crew of the Baptist church” with
out Fred. Masten. He tried several shots, but every time Fred
jumped into the picture. Finally the cameraman thought he
had cine, but when it was developed 1 there was Fred’s head
sticking up with the others. You just can’t keep a good man
Dick Bullock bought a new car four weeks ago and be
lieve or not he has put two hundred miles on it already. That’s
an average of fifty miles a week and enough to wear it out.
"Hospitality” Guests Names
To Be Published In Papers
KERR SCOTT INCLUDES
ROXBORO MAN’S CIGAR
AS A CAMPAIGN GIFT
H. W. Winstead of Roxboro
reversed the usual procedure
he gave a cigar to a candidate.
So last week, when Kerr
Scott, a candidate for Demo
cratic renomination for agri
culture commissioner, report
ed his campaign contributions
and expenses to Secretary of
State Thad Eure, he made this
“Expnditures made by oth
ers in my behalf, H. W. Win
stead, Roxboro, five cents, ci
gar to candidate.”
BY LOCAL BOARD
Two Roxboro High School
Teachers, Miss Bowers and
Miss Johnson. Will Not Re
Meeting in regular monthly ses
sion members of the Roxboro
school board re-elected faculty
members of the city school sys
tem, although resignations were
accepted from two members of
the Roxboro high school faculty.
Miss Lucy Bowers and Miss Ruth
In announcing that Miss Bowers
and Miss Johnson would not re
turn, J. A. Long, chairman of
the Roxboro school board expres
sed regrets that they have sever
ed connection with the high
school staff, adding that mem
bers of the board were concurring
with him. “Both teachers”, Mr.
Long said, “have many friends
here who will be sorry to know
that they are not to continue their
connections with the local
Miss Bowers, who is a resident
of Heath Springs, S. C., in an in
terview Saturday morning, voic
ed her own appreciation of the
friendships she has enjoyed in
Roxboro during her stay of three
years. She was, she said, especial
ly pleased with the warm cooper
ation received from students she
has taught and from parents and
Miss Johnson, of Wilson, who
came to this city last fall at the
beginning cf the school year, has
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Miss Margaret Hannah Critcher
The Person county “Gravely
for Governor” committee has an
nounced that Miss Margaret Han
nah Critcher of this city, has
been appointed as the manager of
the woman’s division of the com
mittee. Miss Critcher is one of
the best known young ladies of
the county and will bring to Mr.
Gravely’s campaign added pres
tige and influence. In accepting
the pest to which she has been
appointed, Miss Critcher said.
“As cne who is directly interest,
ed in tcibacco farming, and know
ing the tremendous importance
that it has in our community, I
deem it a great opportuity to fur
ther the campaign of the man I
believe to be best fitted to serve
the interest of all of us who are
so concerned with the welfare of
the tobacco farmer.”
Flem D. Long To
Be An Alternate
In the state Democratic con
vention held Friday at Raleigh
Flem D. Long, who is seeking el
ection to the state Senate, was
named as an alternate delegate to
the National Democratic conven
Named as a member of the
State Democratic Executive com
mittee was J. W. Noell, former
Person senator, while E. G.
Thompson was chosen as a mem
ber of the Congressional commit
tee for the fifth district, Member
of the Senatorial committee for
the same district was R. L. Hes
ter and S. F. Nicks, Jr., was se
lected as a member of the judic
Prior to the convention a dis
trict caucus .attended by many
Person delegates was held. A
number of people, among them
E. G. Thompson, manager of the
Harris campaign, spent the pre
vious night in Raleigh.
W. Smith Humphries, of Beth-j
el Hill, has accepted a position in
Raleigh with the Unemployment
Commission. During the past!
eight months he was a member!
of the Allensville school faculty.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rynd
have gone to New,York, where
they will spend some time. Mr.
Rynd, who is connected with Col
lins and Aikman corporation, is
recovering from an attack of
pneumonia which developed a few
days after he was admitted to
the hospital for treatment of an
THE TIMES IS
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER
Plans For Big Week About
Complete and Everything
Points To Very Successful
Mrs. B. G. Clayton, chairman of
“Hospitality Week”, is asking all
people who invite guests to Rox
boro and Person county for the
big week to turn in the names
Ts the invited guests to the Rox
boro Chamber of Commerce.
These names will be printed in
the newspapers, beginning the
first week of June. Mrs. Clayton
also requests that people of this
county start to inviting guests at
“Hospitality Week” program is
about complete as far as plans
are concerned. Different organi
zations have accepted certain
days as their responsibility and
everything is lining up niceiy,
Mrs. Clayton reported.
The week begins Sunday, June
23rd. and will continue through
Friday of that week. Special e
vents or sermons in churches of
the county will start the weak.
“Hospitality Week” for 1940
marks the second anniversary of
this event. Last year was the fir
st and it now appears that the
week for 1940 will be even bet
ter than 1939.
MRS. G. W. JONES
. ‘ v.
Prominent Woman Passes
At Home of Her Daughter.
Rites This Afternoon.
Mrs. George W. Jones, 84, for
many years a prominent resident
cf this city, died Saturday morn
ing at six o’clock, at the resi
dence of her daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Chamfbers, North Main street,
with whom she made her home.
Death was attributed to a heart
attack, although she had been in
failing health for several years.
Prior to the morning attack she
had not seemed unwell.
Mrs. Jones was the widow of
George W. Jones, whose death
occurred 40 years ago, and was a.
member of Edgar Long Memorial
Funeral services will be con
ducted from the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. Chambers, Sunday
afternoon at three o’clock by the
Rev. W. C. Martin, her pastor,
who will be assisted by the Rev.
W. F. West, of the Roxboro First
Baptist church. Interment will
follow in Burchwood cemetery,
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Chambers, and 1 Mrs. P. D.
Winston, Cf Pittsburgh, Pa., two
sons, Jack W. Jones, of Washing
ton, D. C., and W. Reade Jones,
of Roxiboro, a sister, Mrs. R. N.
Feathers ton and a brother, W. T.
Pass, both cf Roxboro.
Pall bearers will be W. G. Brad
sher, E. V. Boatwright, R. H. Oak
ley, C. O. Crowell, B. W. Gard
ner and T. B. Woody.
Honorary pall bearers will be
W. H. Adair, R. C. Hall, P. L.
Thomas, O. W. Long, B. B. Ne
well, H. K. Sanders, L. K. Wal
ker, G. W. Walker, M. T. Clayton,
Jule Woody, W. A. Sergeant, A.
M. Bums, Jr., A. M. Bums, Sr.,
T. C. Brocks, G. W. Kane, E. R.
Blalock, Dr. A. F. Nichols, and
Dr. E. M. Hedgepeth.
Floral bearers will include
members of the Mary Hambrick
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loftis, of
Roxboro, route the
birth of a son, John Beam, Fri
day at 7:15 p. m.