IF IT 18 NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
Three Smithfield Lawyers
To Speak On Control Issue
Barristers. Will Come Here
From Recent Battle-Ground
of Johnston. Greer Will Fol
* low. ABC Advocates Make
Borrowing oratorical support
from Johnston county, where op
ponents of the legalized sale of
whiskey less than two months
ago reversed a policy of control
instituted in 1937, Rev. W. F.
West, chairman of the Person
County Dry forces, today
announced the selection of three
distinguished Smithfield attor
neys as speakers at a county
wide mass meeting of Person
county Dry advocates to be held
at the court house in this city
on Saturday afternoon, August
10, two weeks before the election
of August 24, in which Person
voters will again be asked to
vote upon the problem of alco
holic control in the county.
The three Johnston barristers
invited to speak at three o’clock
in the afternoon are Frederick H.
Brooks, Winfield H. Lyon and A.
M. Noble. Mr. Lyon accredits
himself as a previous advocate of
control, who has since changed
his mind, while the other two
speakers are judges of courts in
their county. All three are re
garded as persuasive speakers
who will clear the way for I. G.
Greer, superintendent of the Mills
Home orphanage, Thomasville,
who will, as previously announ
ced, speak on behalf of the United
Dry forces at a meeting to be
held in Roxboro high school audi
torium at three o’clock in the af
ternoon on Sunday, August 18.
On Sunday morning before Mr.
Greer speaks in the afternoon,
ministers in both white and Neg
ro churches in Person have been
asked to deliver sermons appro
priate to the occasion.
A spokesman for the local unit;
of the United Dry forces said that |
other details of the campaign in
the county would probably be an
nounced next week, while advo
cates of the control plan reported
an increasing interest in the es
tablishment of the ABC system,
which missed being set up here
3 years ago by less than 25 votes.
It was reported last week that
a distinguished control advocate
from the Piedmont section of the
state had agreed to speak for con
trol at a meeting of control ad
vocates to be held here before the
voting is done, but no additional
information concerning the speak
er or the date selected was ob
Books for the registration of
transfers and of voters whose
names are not now on the lists
were opened last Saturday and
will remain open through Satur
day, August 10. Efforts to obtain
a question and answer estimate
of control and anti-control sen
timent in the county are not con
clusive but indications are that
the division of opinions is almost
as clearly drawn as it was in
1937, though control advocates
are claiming more adherents.
Members of the family of the
late Mr. and Mrs. George Hay
wood Jones held the first of what
is planned as a series of annual
reunions Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Jones, near this city. In addition
to those members of the family
residing in Person county, a num
ber of guests frpm elsewhere in
the state and from Georgia and
South Carolina were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bums
of Lamar street, this city an
nounces the birth of a son on
Wednesday, July 31.
EVERT SUNDAY & THURSDAY
Mrs. Harris Dies
At Durham Home
Funeral services for Mrs. Sal
ly Johnson Harris, 59, of Durham,
widow of A. T. Harris, and mo
ther of Mrs. W. Rainey Hawkins,
of Roxboro, were conducted this
afternoon at 4 o’clock by the
Rev. Sidney R. Crumpton, assist
ant pastor of Duke Memorial
Methodist church. Burial was in
the new annex of Maplewood
cemetery at Durham.
Mrs. Harris died Wednesday
morning at 8 o’clock at Watts
hospital. She had been critically
ill since Friday. A. T. Harris, her
husband, died July 17. She was
ill and confined to her bed at
the time of his death.
Surviving are two sons, Luttie
T. Harris and Turner Lee Harris,
of Durham; two daughters, Mrs.
Hawkins, of this city; Mrs. Gladys
Royal of Durham; one sister
Mrs. Lula of Durham;
two grandchildren, Ronald and
Billie Hawkins of Roxboro.
Active pall bearers were Frank
Belvin, Garland Gunter, James
Wilson, Leon Mabry, R. J. Broad
well and Elmer T. Gale.
Directors Authorize Ap
pointment of Committees.
Ballots Will Be Mailed.
Meeting in regular sesion Tues
day night at the Chamber of Com
merce office members of the
Board of Directors of the Roxboro
Chamber authorized the appoint
ment of a nominating committee
to name nominees to the board,
it being the custom to present
the names of 15 members to the
membership, with the nine high
est nominees elected as directors.
It is expected that the list will be
sent out this week or next and
that balloting will be concluded
Also named at the session wa3 a
committee to pass on the relia
bility and worthwhileness of ad
vertising, especially such advertis
ing as is brought in from outside
of the city by promoters who wish
cooperation with local merchants.
It was pointed out that local resi
dents frequently have cause to
investigate reliability of such
By direction of the Board, Wal
lace W. Woods, secretary of the
Chamber, has been requested to
confer with City Manager Percy
Bloxam and other interested per
sons regarding improvement of
bus routes through the city and
the establishment of an adequate
Numbers Go To
At State College
Person county attendance at
the annual “Farm and Home”
week at the North Carolina State
college division of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, Raleigh,
which will come to a close Friday
night after a full week of pro
grams designed to be of benefit
to North Carolina farmers and
their wives, was estimated at be
tween 15 and 20, among those pre
sent being Miss Velma Beam,
Person Home Demonstration ag
ent, Mrs. Claude T. Hall and
Misses Christine Barnette, Mabel
Moore and Ruth Whitfield.
A number of local people were
in Raleigh for one or more of
the evening sessions.
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Unlike Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees Wendell L. Willkie and Sen. Charles L. Me-
Nary who had never met before, their selection as the party’s 1940 standard bearers, Franklin D. Roosevelt
and Henry A. Wallace, the Democratic candidates, have been closely associated in the past seven and a half
years. President Roosevelt and Secretary of Agriculture Wallace are shown above conferring on strategy
for the coming campaign In which the President will seek a third term. *
Barber Al And Vera Dixon
Put On Free Show At Clinic
In the spaciousness of the au
ditorium of the Person County
Training school for Negroes, Dr.
B. E. Fassett, of Durham, Dr. R.
A. Bryce, Negro physician, and
Dr. A. L. Allen, director of the
Person unit of the tri-county
health department, assisted by
nurses of the department were re
moving the tonsils of Vera Dixon,
twenty-sixth and last patient at
the Wednesday Kiwanis tonsil
clinic for Negro children.
Gathered in small groups
around temporary beds and cots
filled with boys and girls in var
ious stages of recovery from ton
silectomies and accompanying
ether fumes were parents, nur
ses and attendants. One of the at
tendants, Al Pulliam, local bar
ber, stood leaning against the
auditorium piano. The work of the
day was over. The doctors, all
but the one who was watching
Vera, started putting away kniv
es and medicines.
Suddenly, Vera stirred in her
sleep, opened her mouth and be
gan to sing. Doctors and nurses
more used to etherized cursing
than melody, looked on in aston
ishment. The only person in the
room who showed real presence
of mind was Barber Al Pulliam.
Instinctively his fingers sought
the keyboard and it did not ma.-
ter at all that Vera's rich sop
rano voiced the words of a haunt
ing spiritual: “Don’t You Feel
Like Your Time Ain’t Long?”
In six minutes the concert was
over, but Dr. Allen, in charge of
the Wednesday morning clinic,
says it took twice that time to
assure the singer that she really
didn’t have long to stay in the
clinic and was in no danger of
leaving this troubled world.
Church Camp Has
Rev. and Mrs. L. V. Coggins,
whose camp for young men and
women, conducted at Clement
Baptist church, came to a close
on Saturday, reported Monday
that total enrollment at the camp
reached 109 and that 55 boys and
girls attended classes.
Those assisting with the camp
program and classes included.
Rev. and Mrs. K. D. Stukenbroke, I
Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Millican,
Miss Lucille Davidson, Mesdam
es R. L. Wilburn and Maurice
Daniel, Misses Ruth Sims, Nina
Rogers, Shirley Brooks, Ella
Thompson, Helen Graves, and
Louise Rogers and Mrs. Sims,
and Billy West and Jarvis Adams. 1
J.M. WALKER, JR.
SPEAKS AT CLUB
Presbyterian Minister Talks
On Race Relations
Speaker at the regular Mon
day evening dinner session of the
Roxboro Kiwanis club held at
Hotel Roxboro was the Rev. J.
M. Walker, Jr., pastor of Roxboro
Presjbyterian church, whose
, theme was “Christian Democra
cy” as exemplified in better race
relationships.- To emphasize his
■ point Mr. Walker quoted a num
ber of poems by John Charles
McNeill, Mr. Walker was intro
duced by Ben Brown, club vice
Members of the club voted to
contribute the sum of SIOO to the
. Community hospital debt fund.
Later in the evening several mem
bers formed a pool and contribut
. ed an additional $1 in the name
of the club, making the total con
tribution of the organization
Special guests were J. B. Sni
pes, former member of club, now
a resident of North Wilksboro,
and Ted Sherman, house guest
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Long, Jr.
Program next week, at Oak
Grove church, will be in charge
of Ralph G. Cole and Gus Deer
Person County Coroner, Dr. A.
. F. Nichols, reported Monday that
Thomas Milton Williams, 2 mon
ths old son of Mr. and Mrs. Van
der Williams, of Helena, died late
Sunday night or early Monday
morning at their residence as the
result of suffocation. Parents of
the infant said that the child was
apparently in good health Sun
; day night and that they found
‘ the lifeless body about five o’-
: clock Monday morning in a bed
1 occupied jointly with an older
1 Dr. Nichols expressed the
1 opinion that suffocation was in
duced by coverlets on the bed
’ i which covered the child.
S Funeral services were conduct
ed Tuesday afternoon.
R. A. BULLOCK BETTER
I R. A. (Dick) Bullock, who has
I I been confined to his home for|
l! several days on account of an
p illness, is reported to be much im
PUNS FOR CHEST
Social Agency Executive
Committee Ponders Ques
tion of Community Chest
Discusion es possibilities of the
formation of a community chest
organization to meet the combin
ed needs for charitable and social
■ agency funds in this city was
! held at a called meeting of the ex
ecutivecommittee of the Person
■ and Roxboro Council of Social
i Agencies yesterday afternoon.
Presiding over the session was
the Rev. T. M. Vick, Methodist
1 minister and president of the
• Council, who was authorized by
the committee to name an inves
i tigation committee composed of
Wallace W. Woods, secretary of
■ the local Chamber of Commer
ce, Rev. J. M. Walker, Jr., Mrs.
> R. C. Hall, Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff
■ and J. D. Mangum.
Mr. Vick was instructed to in
■ form the committee that a full
- report as to the desirability of
! the establishment of a Commun
■ ity Chest here will be requested.
1 At the executive sesion yesterday,
which was held at the court
• house, it was pointed out that
' the multiplicity of calls made up
> on local residents for contribu
t tions to charitable and social wel
■ fare could be materially reduced
• by formation of a community
! chest and that money spent for
’ such purposes could be more ec
Under the Community Chest
plan funds for operation and sup
port of such organizations and
institutions as the milk fund, the
hospital, special welfare cases
and health cases, the Red Cross,
. and Boy and Girl Scouts are col
t lected with the understanding
• that no additional calls for funds
■ will be made during the year.
: Members of the Social Agencies
r council said yesterday that they
> will be interested in having an
! expression of public opinion as
» to the practicality of organizing
-a Roxboro Community chest.
- GRIFFINS AWAY
I person county si^perintendent
• of schools, R. B. Griffin, accom
panied by his father and mother,
; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Griffin, and
- his aunt, Mrs. H. B. Williams, all
l of whom are residents as Raleigh,
left Roxboro yesterday morning
• for Cullowhee, where Mr. Grif
fin will attend the Thursday
through ’ Saturday annual con
ference of North Carolina school
superintendents at Western Caro
s lina Teachers’ college, that city,
r Mr. Griffin and members of his
i party will return via Charlotte,
- where they expect to spend the
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1940
Commsisioners Not Expected
To Engage Assistant Agent
Nathan Lunsford, chair
man of the Board of Direc
tors of Community hospital
and treasurer of the debt
fund drive now being con
ducted for the institution,
thinks civic club rivalry is
a great thing. Last week he
smiled all over himself when
the Roxboro Rotary club, of
which he is a member, voted
unanimously to contribute
the sum of SIOO to the hospi
tal debt fund.
On Monday he smiled a
gain when the local Kiwanis
club, not to be outdone, con
tributed a hundred dollars
and added a pool of one dol
lar, thus putting the Kiwan
ian gift in the lead.
This morning Mr. Lunsford
opened his mail: the Rotary
club check was for $lO2.
MRS. B. R. LONG
PASSES AT HOME
Prominent Greensboro and
Roxboro Resident Dies
After Illness Os Several
Weeks. Funeral Held Today
Mrs. Delma Noell Long, of
Greensboro and Roxboro, wife of
Dr. B. R. Long dentist for the
City Health Department, Greens
boro, died yesterday morning a
bout 7:30 o’clock at the Long's
summer home on the Leasburg
road, near Roxboro, after an ill
ness lasting several weeks. Mrs.
Long returned from Duke hos
pital, Durham, only last week.
Death was attributed to compli
Although she has been in ill
health for several years, Mrs
Long, who had been a resident
of Greensboro for 17 years, re
turned to her home here each
summer. A native of Person
county, she was the niece of J.
W. Noell, editor of the Roxboro
Courier, and the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. John Noell.
Survivors include her husband,
Dr. Long; one son, Billy Noel
Long, both of Greensboro; one
sister Mrs. S. Arch Jones, of Rox
boro, and a brother, John A.
Noell,of New Orleans, La.
Final rites were held at
the Leaaburg Road residence
this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, by
the Rev. W. F. West, of Roxboro
First Baptist church, of which
Mrs. Long was formerly a mem
ber. Interment took place in
Burchwood cemetary, Roxboro.
Pall bearers were D’Arcy Brad
sher, W. H. Harris, m, Page Har
ris, Noel Jones, Charles Reade
Long, Franklin Long and H. D.
To Be Conducted
First service in the new Ca-Vel
First Baptist church, near Ca-Vel
circle, will be held Sunday, Aug.
4, according to the pastor, the
Rev. J. N. Bowman, who has an
nounced that the program, in
cluding laying of the corner
stone, will begin at 10 o’clock in
the morning. At noon a picnic
luncheon will be served on the
church grounds, with members
of Ca-Vel Methodist Church and
Providence Baptist church assist
The pastor and a number of
, others are to speak at the servi
i ces which will continue into the
THE TIMES IS PERSONS
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
No Financial Provision Now
Made For Employment Os
Successor To J. B. Snipes.
Reports that no successor to
Assistant Person Farm Agent J.
B. Snipes would be chosen at
any time in the near future were
today confirmed by Philip L.
Thomas, chairman of the Board of
Person County commissioners,
who said that other members of
the board were in agreement with
him, although he and they were
high in their praise of the work
here executed by Mr. Snipes.
Mr. Snipes, who announced his
resignation on July 9, will this
week move to North Wilkesboro,
and as Farm Agent for Willces
county will reside in that city.
He assumed his duties in Wilkes
more than two weeks ago, blit
has until recently spent his week
ends in Roxboro.
Official action deferring the se
lection of a successor to Mr. Snip
es was taken by the Commission
ers of Person at an extended
session of the Board on July 11,
two days after the Assistant Form
agent’s resignation. At this meet
ing, according to the minutes of
the session, members of the board
reconsidered a previous recom
dation as to increase of salary for
the assistant farm agent and
went on record that no “set-up”
be provided for an assistant farm
agent in the 1940-1941 budget.
This budget now stands as adopt
According to Mr. Thomas cer
tain portions of Farm Agency
work previously allotted to Mr.
Snipes will be added to the pro
gram already being carried out
by County Agent H. K. Sanders.
Exact details for the revised
schedule have not been worked
out, Mr. Thomas said, although it
is expected that more of routine
detail will be handled by the of
fice staff, thereby releasing Mr.
Sanders for Four-H club work
and farm supervision formerly
handled by Mr. Snipes.
It has been learned that sev
eral aspects of the Farm Agency
and Home Demonstration pro
gram for the county may be dis
cussed at the August meeting of
the Commissioners on Monday, but
Mr. Thomas and Commissioner F.
T. Whitfield declined to make
statements in regards to the fu
ture prospects for employment of
an assistant farm agent, although
it is thought that they and Com
missioner D. M. Cash will ultim
ately again make provision for
the employment of an assistant.
Regarding the fact that tenta
tive selection of a new assistant
had been made immediately af
ter Mr. Snipes’ resignation, they
had no comment to offer.
Mr. Sni.pes, who first came to
Person county five years ago this
fall, received only part of his
compensation from county funds,
salaries paid to him and to Mr.
Sanders being partially derived
from Federal and State funds.
JOE IS BACK
Joe King, formerly of Roxboro,
but recently of Whiteville, N. C.
has returned to Roxboro and is
now with King’s Palace, local
case and dancing center, on tha
Joe requests that his friends
• come by to see him.
I " ■
; AT CHURCH
i Elders E. L. Cobb and R. H.
I Baswell, both of Wilson, will
■ speak tonight at Roxboro Primi
tive Baptist. The service, accord
t ( ing to announcement from Flem
- D. Long, prominent lay member
; 1 of the church, will begin at 7:30