IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
GARNER’S NAME WILL BE
PUT BEFORE CONVENTION
Washington Managers of V ice
President Garner last week said
that his name would be put before
the Democratic convention for
the presidential nomination.
Garner himself will not attend
the convention, but his managers,
E. B. Germany and Mrs. Clara
Driscoll, said in a statement:
“Mr. Garner’s name will be
presented at the Chicago conven
tion. Texas’ 46 votes are instruct
ed for him and he will receive
substantial support from many
RURAL POWER SUPPLIED
115,137 IN THIS STATE
Raleigh Electric power is
being supplied 115,137 customers
in rural North Carolina frim 2'.,-
066 miles of rural lines built prior
to July 1, Director Dudley Bag
ley of the Rural Electrification
administration reported to Gover
nor Clyde R. Hoey Friday.
Bagley said an additional 400
miles of rural lines had been au
thorized to provide service for
2,000 more customers. He estimat
ed an investment og $21,412,958
had been made in the total of
21,469 miles of lines already built
PURCHASES FROM U. S.
New York A spokesman for
the British Purchasing Commis
sion said Friday the British gov
ernment had placed orders for
$100,000,000 of war materials in
the United States in the last week.
The new buying, he said,
brought the total placed here by
the British, and the French pre
vious to their surrender, to $!,-
800,000,000. Os that amount, it
was stated, 60 percent represent
ed airplanes, with ordnance next
The spokesman said that, thus
far, the British had lost no ships
carrying goods across the Atlantic
from the United States.
He said a total of 2,000,000 tons
of steel had been bought in the
United States and that steel pur
chases were being “stepped up”
THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN
AWAIT HOMES IN U. S.
New York J. Roland Robin
son, representative of the British
Children’s Overseas Reception
Board, said Friday he hoped 30,-
000 British chuldren would have
arrived in North America by the
end of August and that he “had
visions of having about 50,000
children in this country some time
in the Fall.”
Robinson, a member of Par
liament, said also that American
response to the program for “a
dopting” European refugee child
ren for the duration of the war
was such that every British mer
chant ship leaving England from
now until the end of August
would carry children. “The diffi
culty is getting enough ships," he
Mexico City—Thirteen thousand
soldiers, policemen and military
students were ordered to go on
guard against trouble in Mexico’s
presidential election today.
Government officials insisted
-there would be no revolution, al
though conceding that there
many minor disorders.
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
Mass Training of Pilots at ‘West Point of Air’
Hish over Uncle Sam’s “West Point of the Air” at Randolph field, Texas, soars a training plan- : ::nned
by a flying cadet and his instructor. Seven thousand pilots will be trained annually in the recently inaugu
rated air corps’ expansion program. Within 36 weeks from the time a flying cadet starts his flight training,
he will be graduated as a full-fledged military pilot and second lieutenant in the air corps reserve.
Past and Future Hospitality
Weeks Are Theme At Ses
sion At C. of C. Office.
With Mrs. B. G. Clayton, chair
man and director of the 1940;
“Hospitality Week” which wasj
observed during the week of June
23 - 29, presiding, a meeting of the
“Hospitality W6ek” steering com-
mittee, which was also attended
by other citizens actively inter- 1
ested in the program, was held
late Wednesday afternoon of last 1
week in the Roxboro Chamber of
According to the financial re
port sufficient funds to pay debts 1
incurred during the 1940 celebra-j
tion were available and all obli- (
gations were ordered settled. Con-j
siderable discussion during the
afternoon was devoted to analy
sis of certain unexpected weak
nesses inherent in the program!
just given and to a discussion as.'
to how the 1941 program may be
Reports were heard from vari
ous committee chairmen and a
request was made that all such!
reports be written out so that*
they may be preserved as part of
the annual “Hospitality Week”|
records and may be studied with
a view to future improvements, j
Actively assisting Mrs. Clayton
during the past celebration werej
a number of individuals, among,
them being Mrs. A. F. Nichols,'
chairman of publicity. No men-'
tion was made at the Wednesday
session in regard to selection of
a director for 1941. Mrs. Clayton, l
who originated “Hospitality
Week” two years ago, served a
gain this year as chairman and
during the course of the meeting
she expressed her thanks and ap
ppreciation for cooperation re
ceived since that time.
Miss Lizzie Learns A Lot
Six months ago Miss Lizzie Pix.
ley, of this city, walked all over
the city’s ice-covered streets and
then slipped and fell on the in
side stairway of an apartment
house. Because of the unusual
circumstances of the accident the
story received wide newspaper
publicity and aa a consequence
Miss Pixley began receiving let
ters from hitherto unknown mem
bers of the Pixley family. The let
ters are still coming.
Miss Pixley, whose father, the
late Luther Pixley, came to North
Carolina from Vermont many
years ago, did not know much
concerning the Pixley geneaology,
TO MAKE PLANS
Person Ministerial Associa
tion To Meet Monday At
Roxboro Methodist Church.
l At the call of the Rev. J. 11.
‘ Shore, - retired MWTuSdist minis
ter, who is president of the Per
son County Ministerial associa
tion, a meeting of that body, num
bering seventeen ministers rep
resenting Protestant churches,
will be held Monday morning at
Edgar Long Memorial Methodist
I church at 10 o’clock to discuss
j plans for a campaign in opposi-]
I tion to Person county’s second el-j
| ection on legalized sale of whiskey
I scheduled to be held August 24.
I Ministers of Person were quite
I active in their opposition to the
jfirst election, held in 1937, when
ABC advocates lost by a narrow
margin. The second election on
the issue was ordered last week
by the Person County Board of!
I elections following a review of a!
j petition signed by more than j
I 600 qualified voters.
I Benefit Play To
Be Given Soon
i “Aaron Slick From Punkin’
Crick”, a rural comedy, will be
presented as a benefit for the Red
I Cross by young people of Helena
Methodist church, at the Helena
school auditorium, on the evening:
of Friday night, July 12, at eight
o’clock. It is hoped that attend-,
ance will 'be large and that con-|
siderable profits for the Red Cross
relief fund will be realized.
but since the widespread reports!
of her accident she has acquired
a complete family history gather- J
ed from members of the Pixley.
clan in nine states and in Canada.'
Because she had a fall in 1940,
Miss Pixley yesterday discovered
that her great-great-great grand
father, Noah Pixley, of South
hampton, Mass., was scalped by
Indians in 1748.
Miss Lizzie says she fully ap
preciates the value of publicity,'
although she is not quite will- j
inf to repeat the performance
which brought her some physical,
pain and much worthwhile infor.'
Small House Is
Hit By Truck
Burlington Three persons
miraculously escaped injury in
the early morning of the Fourth,
at an intersection of highways
near here, when two trucks col
lided, png .carrying five
tons of coal, later crashing into a
cottage 300 feet from the inter
The truck, apparently in an ef
fort to miss a small pick-up
truak, plowed up posts on the side
of the highway for 100 feet and
then out of control barely missed
a telephone pole and crashed into
a small house, almost knocking it
from its pillars, and tearing down
The front porch of the house
was almost demolished. The coai
truck, police said, was driven by
Bill Hager, the pick-up truck was
being driven by Nick Vaughan.
Charges of careless and reckless
driving were preferred against
both drivers by sheriff’s deputies,
who investigated the accident.
CCC Enrollees Go
To Gamp Madison
Eight Person county white bny3
have been accepted for enroll
ment in the Civilian Conservation
Corps, according to announcement
from Person’s Superintendent of
Public Welfare and WPA admin
istrator, Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff. The
young men, assigned for duty in
the West Coast Ninth Corps area
are now stationed at a camp near
Madison in this state, although
it is expected that thy will be la
ter transferred to a camp at El
kin before 'being sent to more dis
Also enrolled from Person are
four Negro boys, making the to
tal county enrollment twelve.
White boys now enrolled are Al
fonza Dunn, 1 Woodrow Harris,
1 Herbert G. Long, Joseph E. Mc
-1 Porland, A. G. Moore, Weldon H.
I Thrower, Lawrence T. Whisnant
j and W. T. Young.
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CLUB TO MEET
The Home Demonstration Club
of Warren’s Grove community will
' meet with Mrs. Arch Hamlin on
the Leaaburg Road Tuesday, July
9th at 2:30 in the afternoon. This
t is a new club and everyone liv
ing in this community is invited
I to join./
Camp For Week
At White Lake
The Helena chapter of Future
Farmers of America, an organiza.
tion of students studying agricul
ture in the public schools of the
United States, attended their reg
ular week at the FFA camp at
White Lake recently. There were
eleven attending from the Helena
There were 20 schools present
last week with about 450 in at
tendance. The week consisted of
recreational activities conducted
by five camp dirctors. Jimmy
Crow, principal of the Lexington,
high schools, had charge of the
program for the week. The camp
runs for nine weeks with about
ten thousand high school agricul
tural and home economics stu
dents attending. The camp was
bought by the FFA in 1928, and
last year a WPA loan of $35,-
000 brought the estimated value
of the camp to over SIOO,OOO.
The Helena school placed fourth
at camp in total points made. He
lena placed first in softball and
second in baseball, third in vol
lyball and swimming. Other acti
vities participated in were shuf
fleboard, ping pong, badminton,
horseshoes and tennis.
To Return Soon
Stephen Georges, popular Rox
boro case operator, will return to
this city after July 15, following
completion of four months of a
two year sentence imposed upon
him in federal court for alleged
false statements made a number
of years ago in regards to his en
try into the United States. It is
understood that he will be on pa
role during the remainder of the
Mrs. Henry N. Brown and dau
ghter, Mary Jo, of Lake Charles,
La., will arrive in Charlotte Mon
day, by plane, and will be met
there by Mrs. Brown’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Cole, of Rox
boro, who will return to this city
with their guests on Tuesday.
Rev. K. D. Stukenbrok, Baptist
minister of New Bern, and Mrs.
Stukenbrok, are now in Roxboro,
where they have frequently visit
ed, and are well known. They
have taken an apartment in the
Burch residence and will remain
here for some time.
Along The Way
With the Eidtor
o—o o o
Here’s a notice to Bushy Fork residents. Linwood Brad
sher is now a married man. No longer will he hang around
Frank Whitfield’s store until late hours in the night and no
longer will he take fishing and hunting trips that take him
away from home for two or three days at the time. That boy
will have to stay at home now. Os course he waited a long time
before he took his big step, but you can count him out of the
parties from now on. This colum urges Bob Hester to use his
influence to help Linwood make an ideal husband.
Wheeler Newell, 52, stepped on a tennis ball last week as
he was playing tennis. He sprained his ankle and had to re
tire from the game. The next morning Wheeler began to get
dizzy when he tried to put some weight on it He curled down
on the floor and almost fainted. Wheeler thought he was dy
ing and his last words to his wife were “Call Dr. Gentry.”
Tommy Hatchett and Lester James left Friday night go
ing to Virginia Beach. They said that they were going to stay
as long as their money lasted. This column believes that they
must be back in the city by now.
Ivey Featherstone is haying the time of his life. Sam Byrd
Winstead has gone to the beach and left his truck with Ivey.
He is riding all around and taking his friends for a ride.
Where he is getting gas it the mystery.
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1949
Safe Fourth Is
According to reports available
at noon Friday Person county re
sidents celebrated the Fourth of
July without serious mishaps of
any kind. No fatalities were re
ported in this city and members
of the police department and the
sheriffs officials had a quiet time.
Only one man, who had a mite
too much whiskey, was locked up
in the county jail.
MRS. E.D. BURCH
PASSES AT BEREA
Former Roxboro Resident
Buried In Local Cemetery ,
Mrs. Emma D. Burch, 58, for
merly of Roxboro, died Thursday
morning at 3:15 o’clock at the
home of her sister, Miss Nola
Duncan, at Berea, near Oxford,
where she had made her home
for the past ten years, following
the death of her husband, Jasper
Burch, who was a well known
Funeral services were conduct
ed Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock
at the home by Rev. W. F. West
and Rev. W. C. Francis. Burial
followed at 4 o’clock at the Burch
family plot in Burchwood ceme
Surviving are four sisters,
Misses Nola and Ella Duncan, Mrs.
R. G. Sherman and Mrs. Jasper
Roberts, all of Berea.
Active pall bearers were Al
bert Sherman, Harry Newton,
Francis Duncan, Guy Murray,
James Burch and Owen Burch.
LATE WAR NEWS
London Britain and France
are virtually at war after France
breaks off relations over British
attack on French fleet; German
planes raid Britain again; British
planes bomb German naval bases
and aircraft factories; Britain
tightens defenses by extending de
fense zone 630 miles along entire
east coast and part of south coast
Berlin radio reports clash be
tween British and French troops
along Palestine and Syrian fron
AT MOREHEAD CITY
Making up a weekend fishing
party at Morehead City are Dr.
and Mrs. E. M. Hedgepeth, Mr.
and Mrs. Reade Gentry and Dr.
and Mrs. J. D. Fitzgerald. They
are expected to return tonight.
THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
TO TAKE PERSON
Successor To Miss Lake Al
len Expected To Arrive
Miss Evelyn Fletcher, of Mc-
Coll, S. C., public health nurse,
who is now studying at Columbia
University, New York, from
which institution she will receive
a Master’s degree in Public Health
nursing, will next month come to
Roxboro where she will be con
nected with the Person unit of
the tri-county health department,
according to announcement made
today by Dr. A. L. Allen, director
of the Person unit.
“Miss Fletcher”, Dr. Allen caid,
“will take over the work formerly
delegated to Miss Lake Allen, who
is now in Chapel Hill, where she
is connected with the education
division of that unit of the tri
county department”. Miss Allen
was transferred to Chapel Hill,
about two months ago, following
her return from a period of grad
uate study at the University of
Pennsylvania, although it was not
known until recently that her
connection with the Orange coun
ty division of the health depart
ment would be made permanent.
Miss Allen came to Roxboro
from Greensboro more than a year
ago and during her stay here was
unusually popular with officials,
co-workers, and local residents.
-Her successor, Miss Fletcher, prior
to her period of study at Colum
bia, was for a year also at Chap
el Hill and comes to the Person
department with highest recom
Until Miss Fletcher’s arrival
Miss Kate Webb, of Oxford, who
received training at William and
Mary’s Public Health center,
Richmond, Va., and with the Or
ange county department, will be
with the Person unit. Also here
is Miss Imogene Murray, of Wil
son’s Mills, who will take field
training for a month, while Miss
Margaret Evans, formerly here
for the same purpose, has return
ed to her home at Wallace and
will be with the Duplin county
Sues His Publisher
Danville, Va. J. Hurt White
head, Sr„ principal stockholder in
the Chatham Tribune, incorporat
ed, weekly newspaper published
at the county seat, has instituted
suit in circuit court for the an
nulment of a contract with the
publisher, Preston Moses, on the
ground that his editorial policy
does not conform to the wishes
of the ownership.
Hurt alleges that under his con
tract with Moses that the right
to control and define the general
editorial policy of the paper i 3
vested in the ownership.
The suit asked for a judicial
interpretation of the contract and
to assess damages if any against
Moses is one of Pittsylvania
county's three representatives in
the state house of delegates and
was active during the last season.
His position is that he has endea
vored to give to the subscribing
area a progressive and liberal
newspaper indorsing reforms
which he believed to be sound.
C. A Harris, Jr., and Martin
Midiie, Jr., returned Friday from
Louisburg, where they attended
a conference of Methodist young
people. Hie conference opened
Monday, with an attendance
around one hundred. ■ ; S