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VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY & THURSDAT
Baxter Hobgood Refuses
Presidency Os College
Former Roxboro Citizen
Said To Be First Choice For
High Position Os Tennes
Baxter Hobgood, former Rox
boro citizen and son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Hobgood of this city,
has refused the position as pre
sident of Tennessee College stated
the Daily News Journal of Mur
freesboro, Tenn., under date of
Mr. Hobgood' is a graduate of
Roxboro high school and left here
in 1926 to attend college in Ten
nessee. Recently he has served as
assistant principal .and teacher at
Central High school in Mrrfrees
tooro. He is also Sunday School
Superintendent of the First Bap
tist church in that city.
Below is the story as it appear
ed in the Daily News:
Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 7
Baxter E. Hobgood, professor of
history at Central High school,
today declined to accept the posi
tion of president of Tennessee
College for Women, tendered him
by a special committee named by
the board of trustees, it was an
nounced by Dudley Fletcher, sec
retary of the board.
Hobgood gave as the reason for
his refusal that he was consider
ing “a position offered me prior
to this offer.” He declined to am
plify the statement, but it was be
lieved that the new position is
connected with the State Depart
ment of Education.
“I can only say that I definite
ly will not be at the High School
next year,” Hobgood added. He
expressed “appreciation for the
great honor” in being offered the
position at Tennessee College, and
thanked Murfreesboro citizens for
expressions of support.
Fletcher said that though Hob
good had the backing of both
Murfreesboro and Nashville mem
bers of the board of trustees, that
“there are nearly seventy-five
other recommendations” .under
consideration. Some of the recom
mendations, he said, include pro
minent persons in the southern
Baptist educational fields.
Ca-Vel Will Play Hender
son In Afternoon; Legion
Parade In Morning.
: '• 7:
One of the big features for
“Hospitality Week” will be' a
baseball game on Thursday after
noon, June 27, between the teams
of Ca-Vel and Henderson. This
game will be played on the Rp>%
Iboro High school diamond ami
will start at 3:30. It is a regular
scheduled game, but is moved to
Roxboro on account of “Hospi
On this same day in the morn
ing there will be a big parade in
the down-town section. This par
ade will be in charge of the Am
erican Legion Post of this county.
A bingo party at the Winstead
Warehouse will take place that
same night at 8:00 p. m. This par
ty is in charge of the Eastern
Hospitality Week is rapidly
| drawing near and events are shap
ing up in good order. It is thought
that many more will be
|Jtere this year than last year and
for the week is more
nfelp The WSWKBBPers Today-Donate To Red Cross
To Peas In A Pod
Talk of the war in Europe
has brought out a story here
that actually took place im
mediately after the last war.
Arthur and Dewey Bradsher
are twins. They look about as
much alike as twins can look
Immediately after the last
war they went north seeking a
job. Arthur had good eyesight,
Dewey’s was not so good. The
job that they were after re
quired "an examination and
good eyesight was essential.
They went in to see the man
and were told to come back for
The next day they both made
their appearance and Arthur
went in first. He passed in good
shape and left the room. De
wey was called next and so
Arthur went in again and pas
sed for Dewey. The examiner
couldn’t see any difference and
to tell the truth not many pen
pie in Roxboro can.
Struck About Three P. M.
Tuesday And Rushed To
Duke Hospital, Durham.
Arthur Pulliam of near Long
hurst, was severely injured Tues
day afternoon about three o’clock
when he was struck by lightning
as he was walking home from
his work at Longhurst Cotton
Mr. Pulliam was walking across
a meadow at the rear of Bob
Long’s house just off the F.ox
boro-Longhurst highway when
he was hit.
He was knocked unconscious and
remained in that condition for
about twenty minutes. Just prior
to the time that he was hit he
had been walking with Talmadge
Robinson who was a short distan
ce away. Robinson was shocked;
but immediately went to the aid.
An examination by a doctor re
vealed that his chin was injured
and there were possibly other in
juries. He was rushed to Duke
hospital in Durham.
SMALL SON WES
Funeral services for Earl Tho
mas Webster, 6 months old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Webster will
be conducted Friday afternon at
2 o’clock at Walnut Grove church
with the Rev. S. F. Nicks officiat
SUNBEAMS TO MEET
On Monday afternoon at 2.40
p. m. the Sunbeams will meet
with Dorothy Harris at her home
on North Main street.
TO PREACH SUNDAY
Elder G. W. Wood will preach
at Ebenezer Sunday, June 16, at
11:00 o’clock. W. L. Pruitt will
be with l\jm at this service.
G. W. Thomas is muoh improv
ed and has returned home fron
Watt’s hospital in Durham.
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With King Leopold having surrendered Belgium, and his parliament
i epudiating the action, the status of Belgium’s royal family is uncertain.
Left to right, Princess Josephine Charlotte, Prince Albert of Liege, and
Crown Prince Baudoin, all Leopold’s children. Dowager Queen Elizabeth
(his mother), the king, and his brother, Prince Charles.
TWO NEGROES IN
James Willard Nelson and
Mother Instantly Killed In.
Packbarn While Waiting
For Storm To Pass.
James Willard Nelson, 22, and
his mother, Minnie Nelson, 43,
both colored residents of this
county were instantly killed when
struck by lightning Tuesday af
ternoon around four o’clock. Both
were residents of the Mill Creek
community in the northeast sec
tion of the county.
It is said that the two had been
working in a tobacco field and
when a heavy cloud came up they,
accompanied by four other Neg
roes, gathered in a nearby pack
barn to escape the storm.
The lightning flash went around
the pack-house on the inside and
struck only two of the occupants.
Others in the house were not in
James Nelson and his mother,
deceased, are the son and wife of
James “Dosh” Nelson, who works
around Roxboro and for a num
ber of years worked for Mr. and
Mrs. K. L. Street.
Urges Juniors To Wake Up
And Render All Assistance
That They Can.
The Longhurst Council of the
Junior Order dispatched the fol
lowing night letter to Senator
Robert R. Reynolds on Tuesday
of this week:
Senator Robert R. Reynolds
Washington, D. C.
The Longhurst Council of the
Junior Order United American
Mechanics desires to let President
Franklin D. Roosevelt and you
know that we stand one hundred
percent Americanism and that
we are behind the President and
We want to take this opportunity
to let the Juniors of America
know that they should wake up
and render any assistance they
can to this country,
i Longhurst Council.
B. B. Knight, Chaplain.
DR. BRADWAY IS
MAIN SPEAKER AT
Used As Subject “Purpose
Os Council of "Social Agen
cies”. Open Fcrum At Close
Dr. John S. Bradway, director
of the legal aid clinic of Duke
university, was the chief speaker
at the regular monthly meeting
of the Council of Social agen
cies held Wednesday at one o’-
clock at Hotel Roxfboro.
Dr. Bradwlay spoke on “The
Purpose of Councils of Social
Agencies”. During his talk he
emphasized the good of a Com
munity Chest and separate ju
venile courts. He said that the
purpose of the Social Agency is
to find out the needs of the peo
ple in a community and to dele
gate these needs to various agen
cies and organizations in the coun
At the end of the talk he threw
the meeting open for discussion
and many questions were asked
The meeting was in charge of
Rev. T. M. Vick, chairman. One
new member, Rev. J. M. Walker,
Presbyterian pastor, was present
for the meeting.
There will be no more meet
ings of the Council until Septem
MR. YOUNG TO PREACH
Rev. Howard Young of Knox
ville, Tenn., will preach at the
First Baptist church in Roxboro
on Sunday, June 16 at the morn
Mr. Young is well remember
ed here, being a native of this
county and has preached here on
Rev. W. F. West, pastor of
First Baptist church of this city,
will preach at a Union Service
of Roxboro, Ca-Vel, and Provi
dence churches at Providence
Sunday night at 7:30.
Miss Barbara Bloxam, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Blox
am of this city, was among the
graduates at ttie University of
North Carolina this week. Mr.
and Mrs. Bloxam were present for
RED CROSS FUND
REACHES NEW HIGH
Personal Solicitation Start
ed Yesterday and Will Be
Continued; Urgent Need
For More Money.
Early this morning a total of
$347.13 had been collected by
Red Cross workers in this county
for War sufferers in Europe.
Wednesday morning saw a hou
se to house and store to store
canvas started. Prior to this time
funds had been solicited by pub
lic appeal only.
Since the early morning report
of $347.13 a few more contribu-:
lions have been made making the
total slightly more than this a-1
mount. Twelve hundred dollars!
is the goal for this county and it I
can be seen that more money is
Personal solicitation began yes
terday morning following a break
fast at the hotel for active work
Yesterday’s donations are as
Peoples Bank $lO, G. C. Hun
ter $5, Long, Bradsher and Co.
$lO, F. D. Long $5, C. C. Wilker
son $2, Friend sl, Mrs. Baxter
$2, Clara Raynor sl, W. A. Baxter
$2, James Brooks sl, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Craven, Jr. $5, J. B.
Riggsbee $3, Evelyn Umstead sl,
Helen Latta sl, Robert Harris sl,
Mrs. Theo Clayton sl, Victor Sat
terfield sl, T. M. White sl, Mrs.
Frank Howard sl, Philip Thomas
sl, Sam Whitten, Jr. sl, Frank
Howard sl, C. C. Holeman sl, E.
E. Bradsher, Jr. sl, D’Arcy Brad
sher sl, R. B. Ashley 50c, L. T.
Bowles 50c, J. G. Pearce sl, F. O.
Clayton sl, Person County Times
$2, W. E. Hood sl, S. B. Davis,
(Continued On Back Page)
"Hospitality Guest List”
_ . Durnam
Misses Dorothy and Mary Franck 1 ayettevn •.
Zan Giles *
Miss Hester Underwood Fayettev.ie
Miss Anne Mrfnnis Fayettevil e
Miss Bertha Sandlin .., • 11 ayettevn.e
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Franck
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Westbrooks Garner
Oliver Westbrooks, Jr Garrer
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Kirby
Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Garner Winston-Salem
Mr, and Mrs. Frederick R. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Clayton Legington, Ky.
Mrs. W. I. Newton
Miss Margaret Terry Bahama
Misls Lucy Terry Bahama
Dr. and Mrs. O. G. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Holt Cooleemee
Mr. and Mrs. Allen H. Gwyn Reidsville
- Mrs. E. W. Hatchett Reidsville
Mrs. Annie Johnson Wauchula, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Hoke Yanceyville
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bradsher
Mrs. R. M, Brooks Raleigh
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Bradsher.
Mr. and Mrs. William Joyner Raleig'i
Mrs. W. W. Kitchen Scotland Neel:
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Carlton
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clayton Greenville
Miss Bertha and Annie Clayton
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dodson .. Winston-Salem
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Crowell
Mrs. E. O. McMahon Laurinburg
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Dawes
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lockhart and family North Wilkesboro
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Dunlap
Mrs. W. C. Timberlake 0. Durham
Miss Anne Timtoerlake , Durham
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wilburn
Miss Cecfle Willis Daytona Beach, Fla.
Miss Florence McGuinness Staten Island, New York City
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rynd
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nichols New Orleans, La.
Miss Bertha Nichols
Rev. and Mrs. H. R. Jafckson .. Ayden
Mrs. Hattie Moore
Mr. and Mrs. John Salmon Durham
Miss May Garrett Washington
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lunsford
Misses Belle and Lela Hampton Cfcapai Hill
Mrs. Sallie B. tonr
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1940
Times To Install
Premier News Press
Pretty Ciood Anyway
A Negro woman came to
Roxboro Tuesday and went to
the real estate office of Win
stead and Satterfield with an
She had eleven children, all
sons, and someone had told
her that if she would let Presi -
dent Roosevelt know about
this fact that she would receive
a nice premium from him. The
colored woman wanted Mr.
Winstead to write the presi
dent and inform him about her
Jordan To Head
Local Legion Post
Onie J. Jordan has been elect
ed as commander of the Lester
Blackwell Post of the American
Legion of this county. Jordan
will succeed R. H. Shelton who
has been commander for several
terms and recently resigned.
The election took place Satur
day night at the regular meet
ing of the Post.
Mr. Jordan has been active :n
Legion affairs for some time and
local members of the Post feel
that he will make an excellent
JOINT STUDY CLASS
There wil be a combined Mis
sion Study Class of Circles No. 5
and 6 on Monday evening at the
heme of Mrs. E. V. Boatwright.
Everyone is requested to be there
promptly at 7:45 .
THE TIMES IS
A LEADER AT ALL TDOft-
Sunday Paper Will Not Be
Printed, But Publication
Will Be Resumed Thurs
Due to the fact that the Times
is installing a larger and faster
newspaper press over the week
end there will be no Person
County Times Sunday.
The publishers regret this ac
tion, but it is impossible to take
down one press, put up another
and then print a paper in the
short space of two days.
The . press that is being install
ed is. a Whitlock Premier and will
give a much better print than
the old one. It is about twice as
fast as the one that is being dis
carded and is capable of printing
a larger paper than is now being
published in this plant.
It is thought that the Premier
Press will be ready for action by
Monday or Tuesday and everyone
connected with the Times hopes
that the readers of this paper
will enjoy the Times even more
from now on.
Remember, no paper Sunday,
but publication on Thursday,
June 20th. as usual and from
that time on.
ASSIST REV. VICK
Will Be Here Until Mid-
August Under Sponsorship
Os Duke Endowment.
Durham, June 12—Sixty-threa
students in the Duke University
school of Religion have this week
left the campus for summer ap
pointments as pastors’ assistants
throughout North Carolina. The
young religious workers will ba
engaged until mid-August, under
the sponsorship of the Duke En
dowment. # -- —
Prior to leaving for their sum
work the yoUng preachers elected
officers for the ensuing year. C.
Ralph Arthur, Richmond, Va., wad
named president; Thomas C. Hen
drix, Humbolt, 111., vice-presi
dent; and Linwood E. Blackburn,
Fayetteville, program chairman.
Among the workers leaving the
campus this week was
M. Kiker, of Dallas, Texas, who
is to assist Rev. T. M. Vick, of
Roxboro. In 1937 Kiker was a
warded the bachelor of arts de
gree from Southern Methodist
university, and last week he re
ceived the bachelor of divinity
degree from Duke. For the past
year Kiker has served as chair
man of the recreation committee
of the school of religion at Duke-
J. E. Mainer and his Mountain
eers will be at Longhurst school
building Friday night, June 14 at
8 o’clock. This entertainment is
sponsored toy the Mother Jones
Council N 0.5 of D. of A.
G. A-’S TO MEET
On Tuesday afternoon at 4:09
p. m. the G. A.’s will meet with
Mrs. J. S. Walker.
.ir ‘ $
Henry O’Briant, fire ckfatf of
this city, is leaving Saturday tor
Memphis, Tenn., where ha «tH |
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