IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
! Os The
Rome, May 30 II Popolo D’-
Italia today reported the suicide
of former Allied Generalissimo
Maurice Gustave Gamelin and the
execution of General Oorap, for
mer commander of the French
Ninth Army forces thriugh which
the Germans broke a gaping hole
Previous reports of the sui
cideof of General Gamelin, ori
ginating in Germany, were de
nied in London and Paris.
FIXES MART’S PLACE
IN DEFENSE PLANS
Washington Preliminary to
meeting with the new National
Defense Commission, President
■' Rocsevelt conferred with William
Martin, president of the New York
Stock Exchange. The White House
explained that the stock exchange
and its activities necessarily fit
into the defense picture.
RIVERA HUNTED BY
Mexico City Diego Rivera,
famous Mexican painter, was
, sougjit by police after authorities
searched his house for unidenti
fied evidence of a suspicious na
ture. Granted a 72-hour court
stay against any more for his ar
rest, the noted muralist could not
be found in the Mexico City area.
KILLED IN ACTION
London Lord Frederick Cam
( bridge, a first cousin of King
\ George VI., has been killed in
action, it was learned in London
M’NUTT URGES U. S.
‘MEET WAR THREAT*
Washington Paul V. McNutt,
Federal Security Administrator,
called on America in a Memorial
Day address to “meet the threat
of total war with total prepared
The former Indiana governor
spoke in the Alrington Cemetery
amphitheatre, which faces the
tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
FIRST CASUALTY IN
Speedway, Indianapolis Raul
Reganti, veteran South American
driver, became the first casualty
of the 28th annual 500-mile race
Thursday when his car hit the
southeast wall and turned over.
The extent of his injury was not
MUST REVIVE DORMANT
INDUSTRIES, SAYS JAMES
Gettysburg, Pa. Standing in
the national cemetery where Ab
raham Lincoln made his famed
Gettysburg Address, Governor
Arthur H. James declared Amer
ica “can end at once,” ts long
struggle against depression by
spurring industry for national de
W. Reade Jones, official dele
gate of the Roxboro Rotary club,
will leave Wednesday for Hav
ana, Chiba, to attend the Interna
tional convention. He will be away
I about three weeks and will be
: joined in Havana by district
, governor, W. B. Kiker, of Reids
Nazi Parachute Troops Discard Chutes and Run
The Nazis’ highly effective parachute troops, which have so materially helped the aprcST of the German
drive, are pictured in action here. Men of this detachmfat twve jest been dropped M) a Nazi transport
plane. They have discarded their paracbqtsf, their heavy machine gun, «ta nr* lashing for the
protection of the strategic railway line whloh tips on t|H jufaaplriucnt in thj fey.
Miss Umstead Now
Out Os Hospital
Miss Margaret Umstead, cf
Columbia, S. C., who was painful
ly injured earlier in the week in
an automobile accident near Ra
leigh while enroute to Roxboro to
spend her vacation with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Umstead,
left Rex hospital, Raleigh, Sat
urdey afternoon and returned to
Roxboro with her mother and her
brother, Paul Umstead, who went
to that city to bring her home.
Miss Umstead received a severe
cut on her forehead and was
bruised and shaken up in the ac
cident, which occurred Wednes
day night about 9:30 o'clock, five
miles from Raleigh, at the in
tersection -of the Oxford and Dur
ham highways. Less seriously in
jured were, the driver, Paul Um
stead, and Miss Beatrice Clay
ton, who returned to Roxboro
that night. Mr. Umstead said that
he was blinded by lights from two
approaching aiutomobiles and that
in an effort to avoid a collision
he drove off the highway, went
down an embankment and struck
a telephone pole.
The car was badly damaged.
''Hospitality Guest List”
Miss Elizabeth Griggs Washington, N. C.
Mrs. William Anderson Halifax, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilkerson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Frazier, Jr Durham, N. C.
Mrs. W. G. Frazier, Sr Durham, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Young Durham, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Dotson Richmond, Va.
Mr and Mrs. C. E. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Jeter Paces, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Warren
Mrs. W. W. Howard Durham, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Warren
Miss Dorothy Odum Kinston, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Mcßrocm
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Thomas, Jr Erwin, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Clayton
Miss Sallie Huddleston Siler City, N. C.
Mrs. Alice Paylor
Mr. and Mrs. Mumford Carver South Hill, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Carver
Mrs. R. S. Lackey Atlana, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Long, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Beasley Apex, N. C.
Miss Catherine McMillan Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Strum
Charles Staley ...... Greensboro, N. C.
Charles Reade Long
Miss Frances Lister Weeksville, N. C.
Miss Marguerite Thomason Lexington, N. C.
Miss Mary Jon Thomas Jonesboro, N. C.
Miss Frances Winstead
Ed Gavin Sanford, N. C.
Raymond Martin Lumberton, N. C.
Howard Andrews Kinston, N. C. •
Hugh Sprunt Wilmington, N. C.
Ben Washburn Wilmington, N. C.
John Belk Charlotte, N. C.
Few Other Changes An
nounced By Griffin For
Resigr.at: ns and hanges id
members of the faculties of Per
son county schools announced this
week by Superintendent R. B.
Griffin total eleven, with eight
resignations including those of
VtlssT/ucy Bowers and Miss Ruth
Johnson, of Roxboro high school,
made public several weeks ago.
Other resignations are: Mrs.
Madeline Street Trowbridge,
principal of Ca-Vel school, who
has held the position for five
years; Miss Anna Wooding Win
stead, of the same school; Miss
Mary Elizabeth Sanders, Helena;
Miss Elizabeth Nicholson, Bethel
Hill; Mrs. Thomas Gentry, Al
.lensville; and Francis Ferebee,
It was also announced that Miss
Nellie Byrd Woods will return to
Roxboro Central Grammar school
to resume her work there as 4th.
grade teacher after a year’s leave
of absence, during which time
Mrs. J. J. Woody served as sub
(Comtinued On Back Page)
SMITH WILL NOT
ASK HARRIS FOR
Makes Definite Statement
Friday Afternoon; At His
W. Erskine Smith, Albermarle
attorney, who was a candidate
for the office of lieutenant-gov
error of Nn nth Carolina in the
Democratic primary, on Friday de
finitely decided not to request a
second primary against R. L,
Harris, of Roxboro, who was high
in a four-man race.
Senator Smith’s first public
statement since the primary was
made at his home late Friday af
ternoon. He said:
“I deeply appreciate the splen
did vote which I received from
all parts of North Carolina in the
primary last Saturday. I shall al
ways gratefully remember the
loyalty of my friends who made
it possible for me to make such a
creditable) showing in the race
for lieutenant-governor. I wish
it were possible for me to see
each one of them and express my
thanks in person.
“I congratulate Mr. Harris on
the fine pluraliy which the receiv
ed. Mr. Harris is an excellent
gentleman and a proven execu
tive, as demonstrated when he
was speaker of the house of rep
resentatives. He will make North
Carolina a good lieutenant-gover
nor, and, I am confident, will
serve with distinction and honor
to hmself and the state. For these
reasons, I have decided not to
request a second primary. I hope
that my friends and supporters
wil understand and appreciate
my position in this matter.”
L. A. Martin, of Lexington, ran
third, and Dan Tompkins, of Syl
via, was fourth in the race for the
The following stores will beg : n
closing at 5:30 p. m. each day
with the exception of Saturday.
On this day the closing hour will
be 9:00 p. m.
Peebles Dept. Store, Carney’s
Millinery, Roxboro Shoe Store,
Rose’s 5-10-25 c Store, Quality
Shoppe, Leggett’s Dept. Store,
Foreman’s Dept Store, Raiff’s
Dept. Store, and Bruioe’s 5c to
Grocery stores and barber
shops will dose on Wednesday
afternoons during June, July and
THOMAS RITES TO
BE HELD TODAY
Popular Young Woman
Dies At Residence Os Par
ents Friday Morning.
Miss Marjorie Thomas, 20.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Thomas, of Reams avenue, this
city, died suddenly about three
o’clock Friday morning at the
home of her parents, following
a period of ill health lasting a
bout eight months.
Discovery of her death was 1
made later in the morning by
members of the family who went
to her rrom about 9 o’clock. A
physician was called at once and
it was determined that death had
occurred several hours previous
ly. Miss Thomas retired Thurs
day night about eleven o’clock,
complaining of a headache.
She was a graduate of Rox-!
boro high school and during the:
past year had been a sophomore;
at Meredith College, Raleigh,
although she returned home in
January beicause of ill health.
She was unusually popular in
t.he younger social set. her father
being partner in the drug firm
with which T. E. Austin, who was
buried Friday, was connected.
Discovery of Miss Thomas’ death
was made shortly before the hour
for the Austin funeral.
Rites for Miss Thomas will be
held this afternoon at 4 o’clock
at the home of her parents and
will be conducted by her pastor,
Rev. W. F. West, of Roxboro
First Baptist church, who will
■be assisted by Rev. W, C. Marcin
of Edgar Long Memorial church
and Rev. E. G. Overton of
Interment will take place in j
Surviving are her parents, Mr.,
and Mrs. E. E. Thomas and one
brother. Gene Winstead Thomas,
all 'cf Roxboro.
Pall bearers: Dick Puckett,
Sanders McWhorter, Edgar Bow
les, Pridnore Thomas and Earl
Flower Bearers: Mesdames
James Winstead, Gilbert Wag
staff, Bill Winstead, Misses Kath
arine Harris, Esther Thaxton,
Nancy Bradsher, Martha Carter,
Elizabeth Long, Rebecca Hunter,
Grace O. Clayton, Elizabeth and
Caroline Michaels, Bonnie Wright,
Doris Jones, Betty Swaine, Sue
Nichols, Janie Parker, Annie
Allen Wilikerson, Sallie Garrett,
Frances Pointer. '..tpq^rv
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey C. Daniel |
announce the birth of a daughter,
Jean Evelyn, on May 27, 1940.
Along The Way
With the Editor
Jack Fowler, Kelly Paylor and Coy Day have built a new
boat to fish in. The thing looks about as much like an old time
ice box as it does a boat and whether it will stay cm top of the
wate r or under the water is something that yet remains to be
seen. It is understood that they are now getting bids on the
painting job and will let this contract within the next week.
We really feel sorry for the fish in Turtle Pond because they
will probably laugh themselves to death when this new boat
hits the water.
Curtis Oakley has another garden. He really has looked
at it several times since A. M. Burns, planted it. He can see the
plot from his bedroom window and he just naturally must look
out of his window once or twice a week. Oakley likes fresh
vegetables so very much that each year he insists on having
a garden and Mr. Burns generally gives him the best that
Wanted to buy A second hand pair of golf breeches.
Charles Weed has started playing golf and must have the ne
cessary clothes that go with a good golf game.
For the first time in several weeks we saw Doc Carver,
Mayor of Rougemont, last Wednesday. He was looking good,
dressed good and was driving a big car. When we saw him he
. was out looking over his estate trying to get his men started
cm their tobacco planting.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1940
Kirbys And Ledbetter Plan
To Begin Store Renovations
Works for Peace
. - sm Imr /ffisaJssssaSS,
Rabbi Louis Finkelslein, 44, new
head of the Jewish Theological Sem
inary of America in New York, to
serve as liaison officer between the
White House and his race.
HELD BY CLUB
Rotarians Honor W. 11.
Harris, Sr., and R. L. Har
ris at Thursday Meeting.
Despite the fact that Erskine
; Smith had neither denied nor
confirmed reports to the effect
that he would net request a sec
ond primary in the race for lieu
tenant-gevernor, Roxboro Rotar
ians on Thursday night felicitated
their fellow-member, R. L. Har
iris, hjghjpqn jin _the_contest, who
, expressed his gratitude ancT ap-
I preciation for loyal support in a
brief message at the close of the
j club’s weekly dinner session at
j Rrxboro Community house,
i Also honored was Mr. Harris’
father, W. H. Harris, who is like
wise a member of the club, and
who on Sunday celebrated his 81
birthday. Tribute to the senior Mr.
Harris was paid by Alex Serge
ant, who presented to him on be
half of the club a tie-clasp with
Rotary emblem attached.
Both father and son have been
active and loyal members of the
Rotary club here.
In his message cf appreciation
Candidate Harris did not mention
reports that Mr. Smith might not
request a second primary, but
confined his remarks to his thank
fulness for the ‘Tine loyalty and
devotion of grajeious friends”,
adding that if he knew any syn
onyms for gratitude he would use
Dinner was served by members
of Woman’s Auxiliary of Com
-1 munity hospital. Next meeting
will be at Hotel Roxboro.
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMKA
North Main Street Building
Will Be Later Adopted To
Use As Theatre.
Under contract to the George
W. Kane company, renovations to
the Kirby-Ledbetter building, a
hundred foot structure on North
Main street, now occupied by the
Arch Jones Motor company and
Tillman and Zimmerman, will be
begun this week, according to an
nouncement made today by O.
T. and C. B. Kirby and D. W.
Ledbetter, owners of the struc
ture. It is planned that the Main
street frontage will be convert
ed into six modem stores, each
having a depth of approxi
mataely one hundred feet, and
that the work will be completed
by September 15, this year.
Store fronts will be constructor
of brick and stone and provision
will be made so that one of the
stores, probably a central one
in the group can be later remodel
ed into a theatre marquee. In an
nouncing decision to make store
installations, O. T. Kirby said to
day that proposed plans to erect
a motion picture theatre house on
the location had been postponed
for a time due to unsettled busi
ness conditions incident to the
Mr. Kirby said, however, that
plans for the proposed new thea
tre structure are being retained
and that the store-front renova
tions now to begin will conform—
to the plans originally indicated
in the theatre design and that as
lobri "as" business condition War
rant construction of the theatre
this, too, will be undertaken.
In the meantime, the Palace*
theatre, operated by the Kirby
brothers, will be refinished on
the interior with celotex, a ma
terial designed to produce hand
some decorative effects and at
same time enhance acoustical qua
lities. Renovations at the Palaca
will also be started this week but
the work will be done at night:
and should be completed within
two weeks, without the theatre
being closed at any time.
Plans for restyling the Kirby.
Ledbetter building, the first store
south to -be occupied by Ledbet
ter’s electrical company, will in,
elude modem glass display win-'*
dows and attractive door wajy.
The building, has for sev
eral years served aa a garage
structure was purchased by the
Kirby brothers and Mr, Ledbet-ef
ter in 1937. • •* "
It is not known where the pre
sent occupants of the building
Schedule Two Is
Schedule two, of a series of
typhoid and diphtheria clinics be
ing conducted in Person county
was today announced as follows;
Tuesday, June 11, 18, 25, and
July 2, Roseville, 9 a. m., Zicka
focse’s store at Warm Welcome,
10 a. m., Honey Winstead’s store,
10:45 a. m., Arthur Hester’s store
12 noon, Louis Hester’s store at
1 p. m., Bushy Fork, at 2:30 p.
m., Hurdle Mills at 3:45 and D.
L. Long’s store at 5 p. m.
The first schedule was announ
ced sometime ago, by Dr. A. L.
Allen, of the Person unit of the
health department. Dr. Allen also
said that on Tuesday of this week
at 10:30 o’clock at the health de
partment headquarters, Roxboro,
a chest clinic will be held. It Is
understood that a member of ad
ditional applicants for examina
tion may be received at this time.