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PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
OLD LAW ENFORCED
Washington An old neutra
lity law enacted during the world
war was invoked hy President
Roosevelt this week to halt the
projected sale to Great Britain of
20 torpedo boats originally con
structed for the navy.
The chief executive ended ne
gotiations, which had aroused a
storm of congressional criticism,
on the strength of an informal
opinion by Attorney General Jack
son. The attorney general .ruled
that the sale would violate a 1917
act making it unlawful.
SCREAM BOMB BEING
DROPPED ON NAZI TOWNS
New York The British are
using “Scream bombs” .in .air
raids on Germany, a British
broadcasting announcer said re
cently in an announcement heard
“Germany has been using the
famous scream bombs in their
raids on French civilian towns,”
said the announcer, who added, 1
“we have this same type of bombs
which we are now using with the
same intimidating effect on the
moral of the German people,” the
War dispatches have told of
bombs dropped by the Germans
with a teriffic noise resulting from
a siren-like attachment fitted to
them. The noise is almost as ter
rifying as the explosion.
hitler already seeking
BIG LATIN BARTER DEALS
Buenos Aires Nazi agents al
ready are trying to negotiate gi
gantic barter deals in the rich
South American field, particular
ly in Argentina, a well-informed
source said recently.
Their aim, this source said, is
to strengthen Germany further
by cutting off Argentina and Ur
uguay and other South American
nations from close economic and
military cooperation with the
Ottawa A demand that all
of Henry Ford’s industrial inter
ests in Canada be taken over by
the Government was made last
week by a left-wing member who
described the motor car manufac
turer as “highly placed sabo
In answer to that demand by M.
J. Saskatchewan Feder
ation member, Munitions Minister
C. D. Howe said the Ford Motor
Company in Canada—separate
from the Ford organization in the
United States was “beyond
criticism” in its cooperation with
Miss Frances Pointer was grad
uated with honors this Commen
cement from the preparatory di
vision of .Stratford Junior college,
Danville, Va. This concluded Miss
Pointer’s fourth year at the Vir
Throughout the past session she
held the presidency of her class
and was an official member of the
Council of ithe Student Self-Gov
ernment association. In Strat
ford’s recent May Day fete. Miss
Pointer was a ihember of the
“Court”, being maid-of-honor to
the College May Queen.
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Egypt Prepares for Any Eventuality
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Past the pyramids, ages old symbols Egypt and the Pharaohs, roar these British Blenheim bombers,
‘• 3 , Ellt,sh and Egyptian forces prepare for any “eventuality.” The feared “eventuality,” of course, was
t..e long-expcctcd Italian entry into the great war, with a drifre at Egypt from Libya as the first move.
Tobacco Crop in County
Little Later, But Is Good
AT CLUB DANCE
Miss Fox Selected. Second
Dance Saturday Night Clos
es Hospitality Week Pro
Culminating feature of the
second annual Person and Rox
boro “Hospitality Week”, which
came to a close on Saturday, was
an old fashioned square dance gi
ven during the evening at Rox
boro high school gymnasium by
Lester Blackwell Post of the A
Major event Friday night was
the crowning of Miss Rachel Fox,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Fox, of Brooksdale, as festival
queen. Her coronation took place
at a dance and festival sponsored
by Roxboro Kiwanis club, also at
the gymnasium. Miss Fox, who is
an attractive and popular Person
resident received her symbol of
honor from R. L. Harris, promin
ent Roxboro resident.
Mr. Harris, introduuced to the
assembly by Robert P. Burns,
said that he was particularly hap
py to forget for a moment the
trials of a war-tom world. He
then turned to Miss Fox, who re
ceived an ovation as he placed the
crown on her head. Following a
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The Bethel Hill Adult Men’s
Bible Class passed resolutions of
sympathy to the family for the
passing of one of our most lov
ed and loyal members. George W.
Joyner will be greatly missed
from his place in the class room,,
and his place will be difficult to
Roxboro dealers in gasoline re
ported today that additional tax
of one-half a cent per gallon.
Federal preparedness tax, will on
Monday be added to curent taxes
on gasoline. Also subject to addi
tional tax will be cigarettes and
several other items.
HAS OPERATION j
Billy Ellis, small son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Ellis, returned to his
home yesterday morning after
having had a tonsillotomy Fri
day at Community hospital.
Last Year This Time Found
Tobacco Being Cured; Four
Houses Will Probably Op
According to information that
is gathered over the county the
local tobacco crop is looking
good. Recent rains have made the
crop grow and tobacco is now
standing high and looking ex
The County has a short crop,
as have all counties, but farmers
are hoping that it may bring a
fair price. No one hardly dares to
make a guess as to what it will
Last year this time found B.
W. Gardner curing the first bam
of tobacco in the county, but so
far there have been no reports
of anyone cuuring. Tobacco is
much later in this section.
Reports indicate that all four
warehouses in Roxboro will op
erate this year. There have been
no definite statements either way.
The Roxboro market had a
good year last year and in spite of
the short crop for 1940 local boos
ters are going to try to hold up
TO THE CITIZENS
I wish to take this opportunity
to express my sincere apprecia
tion for the generous response
you have made to the Red Cross
I wish to thank the many work
ers that have given such splen
did co-ooperation in our effort to
make our drive successful. We
have recived about $850.00 toward
our goal of $1,200.
Have you made your donation
to this fund? If not, please give
now according to your ability to
give and lets put Person county
over the top.
S. F. Nicks, Jr.,
Chairman, Red Cross War Relief
TEN YEARS WORK
At the Bethel Hill Farmers’
club last Friday night, Mr; C. T.
Hall for the club voiced their sen
timents of appreciation of the
work done here for the last ten I
years by Mr. A. G. Bullard. Mr.
Bullard takes up work on a fel
lowship at State college and will
not be with us the following year.
It will likely mean a ‘better job
for him when he is through this
extra course of study leading to
a master’s degree.
It’s a small world after a'!.
Percy Bloxam. Roxbftro’s
city manager, came to this
country soon after the last
Last week a man came to
the Peoples Bank to see G. C.
Hunter on business. Hun
ter found out that this man
was also from England and
he called Bloxam down to
After the two Englishmen
had talked a short time they
discovered that they had at
tended the same school and
that they both had mutual
friends in England.
Pack Meeting To
Be Held Later
Cubmaster Joe Ellis today an
nounced that the Person and
Roxboro Cub Pack meeting sche
duled to have been held Monday
night at the Edgar Long Memorial
Methodist church has been post
poned until Tuesday night, July
23. Mr. Ellis stated that den
meetings have been held but that
several groups are not yet ready
to present their Pack meeting pro
“Neither a borower nor lender
be for loan oft loses both itself
Along The Way
With the Eidtor
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Roxboro now has one of the fast sprinters of the English
army living right here.
During the last world war Percy Bloxam was serving with
the English army. His regiment was in a French town and sud
denly the regiment was ordered to leave, but Percy was order
ed to remain behind in the city. The German forces were near
the city and continually marching his way. Bloxam’s regiment
left one morning and remaining behind was no pleasant experi
ence. About dark our city manager was ordered to leave and
here’s the story. He was on foot, but caught his regiment by
the time the sun came up in the morning. Boy, that man was
traveling fast or in the language of the south, he was picking
them up and laying them down.
E. B. Craven has bought a set of golf clubs. Bill Walker
continues to play every day and barrow clubs. He does buy his
, own balls simply because the man who lends him the clubs re
fuses to furnish, the balls.
Do you remember Emory Fanning? Well, he once lived in
Roxboro and ran around with Clyde Bowen and R. B. Dawes.
Well, Emory was in the city about a week ago. He has lost
the better portion of his hair and otherwise shows the strain
and stress of married life. He has two children.
Glenn Stovall has had his day. The chamber of commrce
sponsors “Hospitality Week”. Glenn is president of the C. of C.
Now that the big week has passed and Glenn has had his hon
or and glory he is willing for others to step into the spotlight.
It was nice while it lasted.
Saw H. V. Woody of Bethel Hill in Roxboro last week. H.
V. said he was just loafing. We would like to ask those who
know hjm if loafing is unusual for “H. V”.
RED CROSS FUNDS
CONTINUE TO COME
Total Is Now $854.44, With
A Goal Os $1,200 Being
Sought In County.
Additional contributions to ths
Red Cross Fund now bring the
total to 5854.44. The goal is sl,-
Employees of Somerset Mills
made a donation of $27.59.
Recent contributors are: Mr
rnd Mrs. A. L. Davis sl. Mrs. Ma
mie Merritt $lO, Leggett’s Dept.
Store $lO, Miss Polly Hamlin sl,
Mrs. Hattie Hamlin sl, Mrs. Dor
cas Duke SI. Mrs. Evana Shaw sl,
Mrs. Elizabeth Snipes SI, Ar
thur Crosley $5, C. M. Michie SI.
Miss Helen Oakley 50c, Mrs. lola
Garrett 50c, Mrs. lola Moore si,
Mrs. Sue Oakley sl. Mrs. Katie
Francis sl. Mrs. Mary Wade 50c.
Mrs. Myrtle Chambers 50e, oth
er employees $3. C. A. Haris HI
Miss .Virginia Oakley 50c, Mill Hill j
church $4.21, Henry Lyons Si.’
Harrison Williams 25e, Claude 1
Trotter and wife S 2, Grace Metho
dist church, voting people,, 50c, j
Mrs. J. D. Morris S 2. and Mrs. F.
K. Ellington sl.
Crowells To Hold
Annual Re-union j
The Crowells of this section oft
the United States have named the
first Sunday in August of each
year as the time for an annual
re-union of this family.
The re-union will—he held at
Mint Hill, Mecklenburg County,
Each family is expected to come
prepared for a picnic spread.
Invitations to Crowells and
friends are now being mailed by
Tom Lee Crowell, Sr., who is
chairman of the committee on in
The model airplane contest that
is being staged by Thomas and
Oakley Drug store will end Wed
nesday, July 3. All models must
be in by that date.
TO BE SOLD AT LAKE
The Oak Grove Missionary so
ciety will serve Brunswick stew
at Loch Lily on July 4th. The
Youung People will sell fried
chicken, sandwiches and lemon
SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 1940
Local Market Will
Open September 24
LARGE CROWD ON
HAND TO VIEW
Parade Is Colorful Attrac
tion. Baseball and Softball
Attract Sports Lovers Here
For Hospitality Week.
First event on Thurday’s pro-;
gram for “Hospitality Week”, a!
colorful parade, starting at 10:39
o’clock in the morning, was spon
sored by the Lester Blackwell:
Post of the American legion. The
parade was staged with the. co
operation ' I the Iloxboro and Ca-
Vel fire departments, police of
the city, the Roxboro and Perso i
Red Cross and many merchants,
a number of whom.;entered at
tractive floats. Music was furnish.'
od by the Roxboro high school
band lead by Frederick Moore.
Boy scouts -were also in the line
of march..as were children of the.
city, who had a pet parade, Pri
zes were offered for the most or
Leading the parade was a car
j occupied by Post Commander R.
; H. Shelton, Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr.,
Frank Whitfield and Dr. O. G.
Davis. At noon members of the
post had a basket luncheon at the
legion hut. Music at the lunch
eon was in charge of Wallace W.
Woods, with Mrs. Woods at the
In the afternoon the legion
sponsored baseball game between
the Ca-Vel team and the Gray
stone team from Henderson was
a major attraction. Thirteen in
nings were played on the high
school diamond with a close score
of 3 to two in favor of Ca-Vel.
Later in the afternoon the Rinky
Dinks, Roxboro softball team,
played Longhurst, with a final
score of 10 to 12 in favor of Long
Oh Thursday night the Roxboro
Chapter 207 of.the Order of Eas
tern Star had a benefit bingo par
ty at Winstead Warehouse. Chair
man of the committee on arran
gements was Mrs. G. I. Prilla
man, who was assisted by Mrs.
H. M. Beam and Mrs. W. R. Mi
nor. Attendance was large and
many prizes were awarded. Also
on Thursday night’s program was
an open house at the local Collins
and Aikman plant. Guests were
welcomed by Resident Manager
S. M. Ford, who was assisted by-
Ben Brown and others of the of
Following the Rotary picnic
Wednesday evening, which was
attended by 2,000 or more Person
residents, friends and neighbors,
a vesper service, with the Rev.
J. M. Walker, Jr., pastor of the
Presbyterian church, as speaker,
was held in the high school audi
torium. Musical features of that
oeveasion were solos by Miss Ev
angeline Fox, of this city, who is
a stuudent at Westminister Choir
school, and by Miss Marguerite
Evans, who is also a student at
the school. Commuunity singing
was under the direction of Wal
lace W. Woods, assisted by Mrs.
There will be a lawn party at
Wodsdale church, Tuesday, July
2, from 5:00 to 7:30 p. m. Home
made ice cream, cake and lemon
ade will be sold by the Woodsdale
Sunday School class. Games will
be played and the public is in
THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Meeting of Hobacco Asso
ciation Held Last Week At
White Sulphur Springs.
The Roxboro Tobacco market
will open on September 24 along
with other markets in the Old
Belt it was decided by the To
bacco association of the United
States at its m'eeting last week at
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
The Middle Belt which includ
es Durham will open September
The. Georgia markets will open
August 8, the South Carolina mar
kets on August 20, while the Vir
: ginia dark-fired markets will start
sales November 25, the association
; The Tobacco Association, last •
week, elected J. W. Dunnington,
of Farmville. Va.. president to suc
ceed James Fick.J.cn of Greenville
and named W. A Goodson of Sa
lem,. A. B. Carrington. Jr., of
Danville. Va., and L. 1,. Gravely
of Rocky Mount vice' president.
A recommendation was mads
by the association’s sale commit
tee that selling time in any- one
market day be limited to not
more than six hours.
President Ficklen fold the asso
ciation that the United States fac
ed the immediate prospects of los
ing from two-thirds to three
fourths of its total tobacco ex
: . Total exports of J,he 1940 crop,
~he predicted, will.drop to appro
| ximately 120,000,000 pounds “if
it develops that neithr Great Bri.
: tain nor the countries now occu
pied by Germany can import any
|of the crop, which seems likely,
| and the other countries of the
, world do not increase their pur-
I chases ...”
China, he said, was possibly the
only nation that would increase
FATAL TO FORMER
Dr. A. Y. Russell Died
Thursday After Period of
Dr. A. Y. Russell, 42, former
citizen of this county, but for the
past many years a resident of
Baltimore, Md., died there Thurs
day afternoon, July 27, after a
period of declining heath for a
bout two years. Death was caus
ed by a heart attack.
Dr. Russell was a retired den
tist, but had been doing research
work for the past year or more.
The deceased is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Janie Russell and
daughter, Mrs. Seba Russell Dar
by. Other survivors are three sis
ters and one brother, Mrs. Charles
Nelson, Roxboro, Miss Lelia Rus
sell, Roxboro, Mrs. John McNary,
Lenoir and Collie Russell, Scotts
Funeral services were held in
Baltimore Saturday morning at
10:00 a. m.
Typhoid Fever, Diphtheria and
Smallpox Vaccinations will be "
given the following Tuesday’s, A
August, the 6, 13, 20 and 27, at
the time and place listed below; \
Allensville, Yarborough Store - *
9:00 a. m.; Denny’s store - lOtOOf-v
a. m.; Thomas’s store - 11:00 a.
Mt. Tirzah school (white) » 12:0®
M.; Oakley Brothers store - ltMiM
p. m. ; Moriah (Cach’s store)v|M|
2:30 p. m.; Mt Tirzah Mefoounjl
church - 3:15; Timberlake-CsiHß9
bers store - 4:00 p. m. r$