IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
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. VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
Rev. Womble Accepts Call
To Saint Marks Church
Will Preach First Sermon
Sunday Morning: At Eleven
Rev. Rufus Josephus Womble
of Raleigh, has accepted a call
to St. Mark’s Episcopal church
in Roxboro and will preach at
this church Sundlay morning at
eleven o’clock. Rev. Womble will
make his home in Roxboro and
will preach at St. Mark’s each
For some time he has been con
"nected with the Good Sheppard
church in Raleigh. He recently
graduated from the Virginia
Theological Seminary at Alex
andria, and during his school
years he spent summers working
as religious athletic director at
the Eastern Carolina Training
School in Rocky Mount, and as
layman in charge of the Church
of Advent and two missions in
Spartanburg, S. C.
Below is an account of the or.
dination service for Rev. Wom
ble that was held in Raleigh
“You’re facing a task that isn’t
easy,” the Rev. James McDowell
Dick said in charging Rufus Jose
phus Womble with his new dut
ies as the first resident minister
in charge of the St. Mark’s Mis
sion at Roxboro, in the.ordina
tion services for the young lead
er at the Church of the Good
The Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Penick,
bishop of the Diocese of North
Carolina, officiated at the ordin
ation service, while the Rev. Mr,-
Dick delivered the sermon in pre
senting the candidate:
“Lay people now want to know
< why’ and the ‘how’ of teachings
and doctrines”, the minister said
in pointing to the tasks await
ing the new pulpit teachers, “and
we must teach them as one of the
In stressing the necessity of em
ploying the greatest of mental
resources in church work, the
“Love God with all your mind,
and teach people to love God
with their intellects. The Hope
of America and the world is found
in a progressive religious educa
He enumerated means by which
leadters might render the best ser
vice. First, he stated, men who are
teachers are to set forth the truth
not by' doctrine bus by the lives
which they live. It is a process of
teaching by example rather than
precept, he said, and the best re
sults may be secured by “practic
ing what we preach.”
“I’m proud to call you my
friend,” the Rev. Mr. Dick said
in presenting the candidate to
Bishop Penick, ‘“and I’m looking
f orward to working with you. The
prayers of our people- will follow
you as you enter upon your great
The Rev. Louis A. Haskell, vicar
of the St. Saviour’s Church, read
TROOP 32 MEETS
’ On Monday* June 17, Troop 32
had its regular meeting in the
basement of the Methodist
church. There were about 13 boys
The meeting was opened with a
song. Following this dues were
collected and attendance was re
corded. Scoutmaster Lawrence
Rynd then discussed the hike that
it to he taken June 19. The meet
ing was closed with the Scout
Oath. A meeting of the patrol
was held after'the regular meet
Scribe Charles Harris
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the Sunday paper.
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lic Ledger and to this paper
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Final Rites For
W. E. Cates, Held
At Brothers Home
W. E. Cates, 68, died last]
Thursday afternoon June 13, at
2:05 o’clock at the home of his
brother, John H. Cates.
Since the death of his wife on
February 28, he had been making
his home with his nephew, John
Allen. He had come to visit his
brother and .had been there only]
a week. Although, his health has,
been failing for about eighteen
months he was thought to be in
his usual state of healthr~Deattrj
was unexpected and was due to
heart failure and complications.
Funeral services were held
the home Friday afternoon at,
2:30 o’clock with Elder Auther |
Hawkins in charge. Surviving are!
his brother, John Cates, and sev
eral nieces and nephews.
Pall bearers were J. N. Watson,
P. T. Howerton, Clyde Horner, J.
T. Horton, Albert Grinstead, T.
B. Grinstead. Interment was in
the Cates’ family cemetery.
Samuel B. Clayton
Dies Saturday At
His Home Here
Samuel B. Clayton, 73, who re -
sides about three miles west of
Roxboro, succumbed at 4:20 o’-
clock Saturday afternoon follow
ing an illness of 12
Funeral services were-conduct
ed Sunday afternoon at the home
with Elder L. J. Chandler as the
officiating minister. Interment
was in the Clayton Family ceme
A native of Person county and
a retired farmer, Mr. Clayton was
well known in the vicinity in
which he lived for most of his
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Luvenia Clayton, five sons, A. 8.,
E. D., C. C., F. S. and W. W. Clay
ton, all of Roxboro, five daugh
ters, Mrs. Mamie Duncan, Mrs.
Bessie Carver; Mrs. Nettie Clay
ton, Mrs. Lessie Carver, all of
Person County and Mrs. Bettie
Bryant, Danville, Va. Also sur
viving are 60 grand-children and
several great grand-children.
HALL AT MEETING
C. T. Hall of this county was
present at a meeting of key men
from the tobacco belt in Raleigh
Tuesday. Purpose of the meeting
was to discuss plans whereby the
flue cured tobacco growers could
be sayed from the calamity of
“dead” foreign trade and glutted
Bullard Gets Award
Pictured above are the Teachers of Vocational Agriculture in
North Carolina who have completed ten years of teaching. They
were awarded gold Service Keys by the Barrett Company, at the
State Teachers Conference held last week at Carolina Beach.
Reading from left to right, they are: First Row: E. T. Frisbie,
A. G. Bullard, C. S. Long, B. E. Keisler, I. A. McLain, E. L. Dilling
ham. Second row, H. E. Singleton, E. K. Veach, E. P. Bass, J. B.
Litchfield, H. E. Stokes, A. L. Vann, Roy H. Thomas, State Super
visor of Vocational Education. Third row, H. L. Davis, J. F. Lovell,
D. G. Allison, Frank McCrery.
FOR RED CROSS
Many More Have Respond
ded To Call For Help and
Much More Is Needed.
Additional contributors to the
Red Cross Fund since this paper
was last printed are as follows.
This list does not include all who
have contributed as other -have
been reported, but it was impos
sible to list them today. The to
tal now stands at $742.65.
Mrs. Joe Gussy 50c, M. B. Ber
ry 50c, Herbert Allen 50c, W. G.
James 50c, R. H. Harris, 50c, O.
G. Davis sl, Marvin Long 50c,
Aubrey Long 50c, John Bullock
50c, J. E. Latta 25c, Bernard Whit
field 50c, Thos. Brooks sl, Mr.
and Mrs. Karl Burger $5, O. Y.
Clayton sl, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Woods sl, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Clayton sl, Mrs. Nannie Moore
sl, J. W. Noell $2, Miss Dorothy
Abbitt sl, Miss Estelle Matthews
50c, Miss Nannie Walker 50c,
Mrs. Sallie Morris 501 c, A friend
sc, Mrs. Dora Beam sl, Miss V.
Beam sl, Mrs. W. F. West sl, Mrs.
Thos. Featherston 20c, Mrs. Whar
ton Winstead 50c, Mr. and Mrs.
B. W. Murphy 50c, Mr. and Mrs.
L. H. Umstead $2, Mr. and Mrs.
Collin Abbitt sl, Mrs. George
Kane $5, Mrs. Thomas Bowles sl,
W. F. Timiberlake and wife sl,
Mrs, J. J. Barnette 25c, Mrs. J-.
A. Long $25, Mrs. R. J. Teague
$lO, Miss Mary Wagstaff sl, Mrs.
Nancy Moore sl, Mrs. C. C. Cat
cher $3, Mrs. Cliff Winstead 50c,
D. W. Long $2, Mrs. D. W. Led
better $2, G. W. Walker, Sr. $2.50,
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bradsher $5,
Mrs. Maggie Stanfield 50c, Mrs.
J. M. O’Brinat sl, Mrs. Emory
Foushee 50c, Mrs. Luna Thomas
25te, Mrs. H. W. O’Briant |I, Mr.
and Mrs. M. M. Hicks sl, C. D.
Short sl, H. E. O’Briant sl, Wal
do Satterfield 50c, R. V. Dicker
son 50c, A friend 25c, A friend
30c, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Oakley $2,
Mrs. E. P. Dunlap 50c, Mrs. Dav
id Carver sl, A. F. Durham sl,
Miss Minnie Allgood sl, Mrs. J.
W. Allgood sl, Mrs. Hassel Long
sl, Miss Nina Rogers sl, Miss
Norma Rogers sl, Mrs. T. Duncan
50c, Mrs. Addle Mae O’Briant sl,
Douglas Davis sl, Mr. and Mrs.
S. B. Davis $4, Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Harris and family $25, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Woods and family $3,
C. H. Hunter sl, T. D. Winstead
sl, W. R. Woody $3. Mrs. W. R.
Woody sl, W. T. Pass sl, Mrs. W.
T. Pass sl, L. H. Umstead sl,
Mrs. Geo. W. Walker sl, Mrs;
John Winstead sl, Mias Mollie
(Continued On Beck Page)
ON PARKING LOT
IN BUSINESS AREA
Located At Rear of Court
house and Will Be Hard-
Surfaced With Traffic
Work on a central business
parking lot at the rear of the
courthouse was started Tuesday
and will be continued until fin
: The lot has been used for park
ing for a long time, but people
were allowed to park any way
that they could and the result
was that every kind of parking
took place and only a few cars
could be accommodated.
The lot will be hard-surfaced
and parking lanes will be mark
ed off in order that more cars
can be parked and there will not]
be much difficulty getting in!
This idea was first conceived
by City Manager Bloxam and he
has been assisted in his work by
County Commissioner Philip L.
FINAL RITES HELD
FOR G.W. JOYNER
Prominent Bethel Resident
Succumbs To Heart Attack
George W. Joyner, 75, of thej
Bethel Hill community died at
his home at 8:30 a. m. Sunday,
June 16. He had not been ill prior
to the attack.
The deceased is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Saddie Woody Joyner;
six daughters, Mrs. R. M. Brooks,
Mrs. Drewey J. Jones, Raleigh;
Mrs. J. D. Bradsher, Roxboro; and
Misses Helen and Mary Joyner,
and Mrs. Roy Wilbome, of Bethel
Hill, and by two sons, Dr. George
W. Joyner, Asheboro, and John
Duff Joyner, of Bethel HilL
Funeral services were held
Monday, June 17, at Bethel Bap
tist church with Rev. W. F. West
and Rev. Funderburke in charge.
Active pall bearers were Sam
Calloway, J. B. Boswell, G. G.
Woody, William Wilbom, E. Y.
Jones, John G. Murray, T. J. Mon
tague and B. W. Gentry.
Masons from Person Lodge No.
113 served as flower bearers and
had' charge of the services at the
Interment was in the Bethel
Baptist church cemetery.
Everything Ready For Big
Week Starting Sunday, 23rd
Six members of the Cherokee
Council camp staff have just re
ceived certificates form the Nat
ional Council for having complet
ed training in Augusta. Those re
ceiving certificates for Camp
Director and Troop Camping
were: George Robertson, Bur
lington; George Cushwa, Rox
boro: Jimmie Cobb and Maynard
Royster of Reidsville. The two
courses were given by Charlie
Smith, a national Scout leader
and an instructor at Columbia
Scout Executive A. P. Patter
son and waterfront director Dex- 1
ter Moser aided on the staff at
Augusta and received special in
struction certificate. |
Holland McSwain, President of
Cherokee Council reports that
applications for camp have ex |
ceeded all expectations. Only 16
vacancies remain in the first per- 1
iod and all other periods are be-*
ing filled equally fast.
Camp Cherokee opens July 7
and will run for four one-week
periods. The camp has a capa
city of 90 Scouts per week. |
Charles A. Harris, chairman of
camping for this district stated
that the many improvements add
ed this year plus an experienced
and well qualified staff, made
Cherokee one of the most attrac
tive camps in the entire south.
All troops in this district are
planning to attend and Mr. Har
ris urges that all scouts make their
reservations as early as possi
ble to insure attendance during
the desired week. Only 16 vacan
cies remain in the first period and
20 in the second. 1
Shuford Accepts j
At Olive Hill
C. L. Shuford, of Asheville, has
been elected as principal of the
Olive Hill school to succeed H. D.
Young, who recently resigned, it
was learned this week. I
Mr. Shuford is a graduate of
Wake Forest college, class of 25,
and comes here from St. Paul
w!her he has been principal of the
high school there.
Mr. Young has accepted a po- (
sition as principal of the Collins
and Aikman school.
The Hospital Auxiliary of this
city will have a cake sale Satur
day morning, June 22, in front
of the Palace Theatre. I
People who would like to have
a nice cake for Sunday dinner are
asked to come by the theatre and
purchase one. I
D. S. BROOKS BETTER
D. S. Brooks of the Peoples
Bank, is much better after an ill
ness of several days and is re
cuperaling in Soi>iL__C*i£>lina
near Myrtle Beach.
o■ ■ •
“Neither a borrower nor lender
be for loan oft loses both Itself
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1940
The financial drive to rid
the Community hospital of its
indebtedness will start Mon
day, July 15. This decision was
1 reached at a meeting of the
■ committee Monday night.
O. B. Mcßroom and R. M.
Spencer wil head the drive.
Teams of workers will make
> .-anvass of individuals and busi
• ■ ness places. The hospital has
been granted $2,500 by the
county and $1,500 by the city.
I Duke Endowment has offered
1 $12,000 provided all indebted
■ ness is cleared. Thus it can be
seen that about $16,000 has
. been promised. Indebtedness
j is $23,000.
■ Roxboro Mayor
l Invites Others To
I Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr., of this
| city, has issued invitations to the
| following mayors of nearby cities
, to visit in Roxboro on Wednes
day of Hospitality Week: Mayor
E. B. Homer, Burlington, N. C.;
I Mayor W. F. Carr, Durham, N. C.;.
Mayor June A. Crumpler, Me
bane, N. C.; Mayor B. G. Johnson,
Hillsboro, N. C.; and 1 Mayor J.
M. Crawford, Graham, N. C.
i Below is a copy of the letter
written to each mayor:
I Roxboro, N. C.
• June 13, 1940
' During the week of June 23-
29 Roxboro will have its seemd
“Hospitality Week”. The program
on Wednesday of that week will
be sponsored by the Roxboro Ro
tary club. On that day there will
! be a picnic at 5:30 p. m., dinner
, being served on High School
1 grounds, followed by a short
' speaking program.
| I wish to extend an invitation
to you and your wife to be guests
! of Mrs. Nicks and myself at this
picnic. I trust that you will both
be able to come.
S. F. Nicks, Jr.
, Mrs. A. E. Horn
Night At Home
j Mrs. A. E. Horn of White Hall,
Ga., died at her home there Mon
day night after an illness of sev
eral months. Mrs. Horn became]
seriously ill about 7:30 a. m. Mon
The deceased formerly lived in
Person county where she was
bom and raised. She was the
daughter of the late Boses Slau
ghter and Mrs. Jennie Yancey
She is survived by her hus
band, one brother, Timmie Slau
-1 ghter of Blanche, and one sister,
Mrs. Sam Clayton, of Utah. She
was also the niece of Mrs. H. H.
Masten and Mrs. E. B. Foushee
of this city.
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i CITY EDITOR ILL
Thomas J. Shaw, Jr., city editor
of the Person County Times, is
r reported to be much better sol
s lowing an illness of about ten
days. He is a patient at Commun
. jy; ' '-t.
THE TIMES IS PBBBOM|
A LEADER AT ALL THOR
Hundreds Os Guests Her#®
Been Invited To City ipiirfc*
County To Spend Week '
Events Start On
and Continue The En(|t£
Week. Dance At Hjph
School Takes Place ra-’ h
COMPLETE LIST OF
ENTS GIVEN TODAY J|
As far as could be learned thjki
week everything is ready raf<
“Hospitality Week” that starts-.
Sunday, June 23 and continual
throughout the week in this coSk£.
Mrs. B. G. Clayton, chairman,’
has been busy all the week JHh|
ting last minute details reBK
and the big week will begin.
Hundreds of guests have bwj| ?
invited to this city and c omur *
ty for the week. Some will cop *
on Monday and others will
coming throughout the week.
Below is a complete list of mEtf
ents as they take place.
Sunday, June 23 Service*jpj||
churches of Roxboro and Perappl
county at 11 a. m.
Monday, June 24 r— Tea fMj
Hotel Roxboro, 4 to 6 p. nw.M-.
men and women in the city andßi
oounty are inivted to attend with 1
Tuesday, June 25 Bridge par, 8]
ty at Hotel Roxboro at 8 a: m. ■§
Call Mrs. John Morris for
Wednesday, June 26 Rotary
picnic in high school grove att
5 p. m. All participating expect
ed to bring basket.
Immediately following the pic
nic a community song and vesper
service will be held in the high
Thursday, June 27 Parade
at 10:30 a. m. sponsored by the
Baseball game between Ca-Vel
and its regular scheduled oppon
ent at 3:30 p. m. Softball game
between Rinkadinks and Long
hurst 5:30 p. m.
Bingo party at 8:00 p. m. in
Winstead Warehouse sponsored by
the Eastern Star.
Friday, June 28 Children’s
party at 4:00 p. m. in high school
grove. All children from ages 3
to 10 inclusive invited.
Dance sponsored by the Kiwan.
is club in high school gymnasium
9 to 2. Music by Bill Vanden Dries
and his thirteen piece orchestra.
Persons who wish to give* pri
vate parties will notice that Mon
day night, Tuesday and Wednes
day and Friday mornings aand
afternoons will be ipen.
All guests who arrive in the
city or county are urged to regis
ter at the Chamber of Commer
ce where they will receive a Cour*.
tesy booklet that will entitle
them to many gifts and privileges
while here. ,*
TROOP 49 MEETS ’ r
The regular meeting of Troop
49 was opened by Clyde Whitt
with the Scout Oath. The busi
ness was taken up and there
were 28 boys present The boyt
are planning to contribute to a.
fund for Boy Scouts abroad and
they are to bring the money to
the next meeting. The meeting
was closed with the “Great Scout
master’s Benediction”. .