IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
BRITON SUGGETS TRADING
ISLANDS FOR PILOTS
London Sir George Paish, eco
nomic adviser to the Chancellor
Os the Exchequer in the last war,
suggested this week that Great
Briain trade part of the West
Indies for United States airplanes
and. pilots. He addressed the
Sound Currency association.
CONTINUE ROW ON
Washington Spokesmen for
C. I. O. and A. F. of L. maritime
unions continued to squabbble
over legislation to establish an
unemployment compensation sys
tem for deepwater seamen, lend
ing strength to other indications
that there was little possibility of
final action this session.
DEWEY WINS IN
Newark, N. J. Thirty-two
votes were added to the political
convention prospects of President
Roosevelt and Thomas E. Dewey
as results of Nqw Jersey’s pri
maries, in which Wendell L. Will
kie polled a sizable write-in vote
at his ballot baptism.
ASKS AMERICANS TO
RETURN NAZI MEDALS
Boston The Rev. Leon M.
Birkhead, national director of the
Friends of Democracy, called upon
prominent Americans who have
received medals or decorations
from Adolf Hitler tor the Nazi
Government to return these aw
ards publicly as a protest against
STABS WOMAN, KILLS
SELF AT CHURCH
Philadelphia After asking
Miss Mary Ida Woods, fifty-eight,
to “pray for me,” because “this
is the last time you will see me,”
Henry Collett, fifty-six, stabbed
her with a sharp dental instru
ment, then slashed his own throat
on the steps of a church here
Collett, a dental mechanic, died
almost insantly. Miss Woods, Col
lOtt’s assistant for more than 20
years, may lose her sight.
CHILE WARSHIP AND
STEAMER IN CRASH
Valparaiso, Chile South A
meriea’s largest warcmft, the 2?,-
000-ton Chilean battleship Almir
anite Latorre, broke from her
moorings this week and collided
with the 2,640-ton Chilean passen
ger ship Palena, setting her a
The Palena was battered a
gainst the rocks. The battleship
was reported to have been dam
LACK VITAMIN B-l
New York Evidence that the
American public does not get
enough vitamin B-l in its food
was submitted to the American
Association, of Cereal Chemists
recently by Dr. R. R. Williams,
the scientisit who synthesized this
vitamin. He urged that substant
ial American milling interests be
urged to add the synthetoc vita
min B-l to white flour.
Premier Mussolini Views Italy’s Defense Measures
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Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy, question mark in European warfare, views a formidable row of anti
aircraft guns located at Neptune Beach, near Rome. Mussolini repeatedly lias warned his nation to be ready
for war. Italy, herself, possesses an estimated total of 3,503 fighting planes, 1,600 of which are medium and
heavy bombers. a
CITIZENS TO BE
State Health Officer Re
gards Good Health As First
Step In Co-Operation With
Raleigh, May 25 Dr. Carl V.
I Reynolds, State Health Officer,
has issued an appeal to the poo
pie of North Carolina to begin,
a onoe a program of physical
“President Rocsevelt has called
for a program of preparedness
designed to give us military pro
; teotion involving a billion and a
half dollars, which amount will
be increased as necessity demands.
This will give us mechanized l
units, airplanes, submarines and
other material with which to de
fend ourselves if this should be
“These mechanized units, how
ever, will avail us nothing unless
we enter into a definite program
of physical preparedness. Let us
not repeat ithe mistakes of 1917,
when our manpower was 33 1-3
percent unfit for active military
duty. It is of paramount impor
tance that the individual becomes
physically fit before he offers
himself for the service of his
country. It is only through phy.
sical fitness that he will have the
mental alertness, the healthy eye
and the physical endurance to
make quick desicions. If we
must fight to preserve our heri
tage, let us man our machines of
war with men whose eyes are
alear, whose hands are steady and
whose nerves are of iron.’
“We can begin this program of
physical preparedness no earlier
than new. Tomorrow it may be
too late. As State Heatlh Officer,
I earnestly call upon our people
to 'take advantage of every means
that science, through a benign
Providence, 'has placed at our
disposal to make us physically
fit. Let the work of immunization
against preventable diseases be
gin now. Let our people take
stock of themselves now.
MR. BLOXAM BETTER
City Manager Percy Bloxam,
who has been ill since Saturday
a week ago, is now much improv
ed and expects to be back at his
desk at the City 'hall the first of
this week. Miss Barbara Bloxam,
graduate student at the Univer
sity of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, will spend the weekend with
her father and mother, who have
an apartment in the E. E. Brad
Along The ay
With the Editor
O O —0 0
This column extends best wishes to “Uncle Bill Harris”,
W. H., Sr., who is celebrating his 81st. birthday today. Mr.
Harris is just as young as the rest of the boys and enjoys ev
erything from clean fun to religion, He has an excellent gar
den that is enjoyed by Wallace Harris, Charlie Harris, his sons
sons and Martini Michie, his son-in-law.
Preacher E. G. Overton went fishing down on the coast
last week and came back with a twenty-five pound fish. Some
one said it was just like hog killing time at his house. He tried
to give everyone in town a piece of fish and then tried to put
up a large amount of meat for hard times. Preacher “E. G.”
also claims to have a nice garden so members of his church
can remember that he needs no pounding this summer.
Another “young?” man is going to enter the business field
for himself in Roxboro. R. H. Shelton has made the announce
ment that he will no longer work for the other man, but .is out
to make a name for himself in this cruel, hard world.
Tom Hamilton, recently pastor of a local church, but now
of Kmston, writes that he likes Kinston and that people there
are very nice about inviting him out for good meals. He didn’t
have time to plant a garden this year and so we imagine that
he is receptive to invitations
Program, By Hall
Roxboro Rotarians on Thurs
day night had a “Self-Advertis
ing” program, presented by
Claude T. Hall, and participated
in by more than ten members,
who tcld briefly, with humor or
seriousness, interesting facts con
cerning businesses or professions
in which they are engaged.
Speakers included Lee Umstead,
Glenn Stovall, J. W. Noell, George
W. Kane, Rev. W. F. West, J.
A. Long, T. Miller White, Nathan
Lunsford, Gordon C. Hunter, Ben
Davis and Wheeler Newell.
Presiding was the club presi
dent, R. B. Griffin, and place of
meeting was Hotel Roxboro. An
nouncement was made that the
dinner for next week will be
served by members of the Wo
man’s Auxiliary, Community hos
pital, at Roxboro Community
house as a benefit for the hospi
KNIGHT AMONG LEADERS
According to the Ohio State Os
lico just published, Mr. B. B.
Knight of Roxboro stands sixth
for the company in the entire
United States for paid up busi
ness. That is for personal produc
tion. His Agency also stands very
high in the first few agencies.)
When you think of the town of
Roxboro competing with agen-
cies like Pittsburgh, Cleveland,'
amid Chicago it is a very high,
Will Hear Talk
By Miss Trigg
Speaker at the monthly meet
ing of the Person County Coun
| cil of Social Agencies Wednesday,
May 29 will be Miss Trigg, con
sultant on Children’s Institutions
and Boarding homes, Board of
Charities and Public welfare,
Raleigh, who will discuss board
ing home programs for children.
The meeting will be held at
Hotel Roxboro, where luncheon
will be served at one o’clock. All
members are urged to attend.
The pionic meeting of the Study
club, scheduled for Friday of j
last week, was postponed because |
of weather conditions but will
be held at a later date, accord
ing to announcement made Sat
MR. BUMPASS BETTER
R. D. Bumpass, who has been a
j patient at Community hospital
| since the middle of the week, is
I reported to be somewhat improv
ed although he is still confined
to his room there.
Rome King Vittorio Etnan
uele made German Field Marshal
I Hermann Goering his honorary
| Celebrating the first anniver
sary of Italy’s military alliance
with Germany, Hie King confer
red on Goering Italy’s highest de
coration, the Collar Annnnilata.
Mrs. B. G. Clayton, chairman
of ‘‘Hospitality Week” for Person
county has announced that the
program for this week is about
complete and will be released
“Hospitality Week” will begin
June 23rd. and will continue
throughout the week, with some
thing scheduled for every day.
The program will be similar to
that of last year except that it
will be larger and better.
Residents of this county are
urged to start inviting guests for
this week and to report the names
of the invited guests to the Rox
boro Chamber of Commerce.
According to announcement
made by R. H. Shelton, Comman
der of Lester Blackwell post of
the American Legion, plans are
being drawn up for the Post’s
participation in “Hospitality
Week”. Included in the program
to be presented by the Post on
Thursday, June 27, are a parade,
a baseball game and a dance.
Committees for the Post’s cele
Parade Dr. B. A. Thaxton,
chairman: and Dr. O. G. Davis,
R. A. Whitfield, C. C. Garrett, F.
T. Whitfield and R. L. Perkins.
Ball game W. B. Horton,
chairman; and N. E. Davis, H. H.
Fox, T. A. Chambers, and Bunnie
Dance B. B. Mangum, chair
man; and K. L. Long, Onie Jor
dan, F. H. Carver, B. B. Strum,
R. G. Yarborough, J. R. Day and
J. L. Brooks.
Reported As Two
Despite concerted efforts to
bring Roxboro’s 1940 population
estimate to an official five thous
and mark, James Carver, local
representative of the U. S. Bureau
of census, has announced that the
1940 census for the city has been
officially established at 4,601.
This report, Mr. Carver said, has
been mailed to the Census Bu
reau at Washington.
In 1930 the official count Was
3,657, which means that during
a ten-year period the city popu
lation has shown an increase of
slightly less than 1,000.
Figures for Person county have
not yet been released, although it
is expected that there will be a
Guests For Hospitality Week
Printed below is the first “guest list” for the 1940 “Hospitality
I Week”, which will be celebrated by Person town and county resi
-1 dents during the week of June 23. Lists similar to this will be pub
lished from time to time between now and the beginning of the
week, which was first celebrated here last year and attracted state
wide attention. , I
Mrs. B. G. Clayton, chairman of “Hospitality Week” has re
quested all local residents who are expecting visitors during that
time to list them at the Chamber of Commerce office as soon as pos
First in the listings are names of visitors, their homes and those
who will act as hosts and hostesses.
Mrs. C. L. DeVany Norfolk, Va.
Miss Mary Pate Rowland, N. C.
Mrs. Sam Byrd Winstead
Miss Sarah Wilcox Macon, Ga.
Miss Maybelle Melleneaux Macon, Ga.
Mrs. R. B. Dawes
Miss Nancy Carter Boatwright Danville, Va.
Miss Jean Ray Danville, Va.
Miss Martha Boatwright
Miss Katie Lou Russell Fordyce, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Russell and family Scottsburg, Va.
Dr. and Mrs. A. Y. Russell ... Holly Point, Serverne Park, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Nelson Florence, S. C.
Mrs. J. R. McNairy Lenoir, N. C.
Mis. Charles Nelson and Miss Lelia Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Duke Canton, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jaames B. Cooke Concord, N. C.
Mr. and Mis. Frank Howard
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1940
Storm Stops All
At Times’ Office
During yesterday’s storm, a
bout 3:30 o’clcek, Dick Puckett,
lynotype operator for the Person
County Times, was seated at his
machine setting a story, maybe
about Adolf Hitler, when lightn
ing popped near the building, rant
along a wire on the street outside,'
entered the building and sent a
ball of fire whizzing out of the,
machine. Dick felt his leg a mo-i
ment, looked at the silenced ma- j
chine and then went on with hist
Several Other persons at work
in the buildings on the Main
street reported that the lightning
appeared to strike near them,
but in a few moments clouds
were gone and the storm was ov
er. After it had vanished an el
ectrician, a friend of Dick’s, said
he had a close call. Dick and the
editorial staff and men in the
composing room share this opin
ion, in fact they have no doubts
at all and it was some time be
fore they could go about their
several businesses with calm
Miss Fox Will Be
At Recital Here
The pupils of Mrs. H. W. Ne
well will appear in recital Fri
day evening, Miay 31, at 8 o’clock,
at schooj. .jiqdi
torium. Also on the program will
be Miss Evangeline Fox, former
pupil of Mrs. Newell’s.
Miss Fox, who has just return
ed from her second year of study
at Westminster Choir school, will
sing several selections. To en
courage the playing and apprecia
tion of sacred music each pupil
will play a hymn. The public is
TROOP 49 MEETS
Troop 49 held its regular meet
ing at 7:30 Wednesday night in
the basement of Roxboro Com
munity house. The meeting was
opened with the Scout oath, fol
lowed by a talk on map making
by Mr. Glover, the new assist
Mr. Glover is going to take the
boys out on mapping trips and
teach them more about mapping.
The business of the troop was dis
cussed and the roll was checked.
If the rest cure is properly car
ried out, practically all cases of
early tuberculosis can be cured.
THE TIMES IS PERSON*'
A LEADER AT ALL TIMER
REV. MR. WALKER
TO ACCEPT CALL
TO LOCAL CHURCH
Has Just Announced His
Decision To Accept; Call
Extended Last Week.
| Rev. J. M. Walker, Jr., of Rich
mond, Va., arid Charlotte, who on
i Monday received a call to be-
I come pastor of Roxboro Presby
terian church, yesterday wired
J members of the church that he
will be at the church on Sunday,
June 2, and that he has accepted
the call to the local church.
Announcement of Mr. Walker’s
decision to come to Roxboro was
! received by Howard K. Strang,
chairman of committee ton calL
The call was extended to the
! young minister after a congrega
tional meeting was held last Sun
day and was conveyed to him by
letter by Mr. Strang, chairman of
the church committee. The lo
cal pastorate was made vacant
two months ago by the resignation
of Rev. Thomas li. Hamilton,
now of the First church, Kinston.
Mr. Walker, who visited the
j local church two weeks ago, re
ceived his Th. M. degree from
the Union Theological seminary,
Richmond. He is an alumnus of
Davidson college and last year
was graduated from Union semin
ary, receiving at that time a fel
lowship for graduate study at
Edinburgh, Scotland. He was for
ced to change his plans because
of the outbreak of the war, how
He is unmarried and is the son
the Rev. J. M. Walker, pastor of
Steele Creek church, Charlotte.
During the past year he has been
assistant pastor of the First Pres
byterian church of Newport News;
J Va. Members of the Roxboro
church yesterday expressed their
j pleasure at the fact that Mr. Wal-
I ker has accepted the call.
HARRIS DELI VERS
Many Roxboro Residents
Listen To Person’s Candi
date For Lieutenant Gover
Quoting the words used last Oc
tober in his announcement of bis
candidacy, R. L. Harris, popular
resident and candidate for Demo
cratic namintaion as Lieutenant-
Governor in yesterday’s primary,
on Friday night in his first and
only radio address during the
“As t© my fitness to hold this
high office, I shall not recom
mend myself. I am content to let
my record speak for itself”.
Mr. Harris, who spoke from
Raleigh at 10 o’clock, also spoke
over several other stations at
seven o’clock. He was introduced
by Han. William B. Umstead, of
Durham, who praised him as an
outstanding citizen of the neigh
boring county of Person.
Reviewing his career as Speak
er of the House and his services
during five terms in that body,
Mr. Harris quoted newspaper and
magazine comments in regards to
his accomplishments during those
years. He reiterated the fact that
he is nothing more than a plain
man, spoke of his desire to servj
the state, mentioned that Sunday
is his father’s 81st. birthday and
spoke of his own happy family
life and of his experience as a
cotton mill executive.
In conclusion he expressed ap
preciation for the support given
him thus far in the campaign and
quoted St Paul’s dSßnWcn of
things true and pura.