IF IT 18 NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
VOLUME XI PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1940 NUMBER FORTY-SIX
READY TO ADVANCE
army, fully mobilized and eager
to march, awaited impatiently
tonight the signal to advance to
the summit of the Carpathians
and there to take up its new as
signment as military buffer for
Germany on Soviet Russia’s west
The country itself was in a high
state of jubilation, for today Hun
gary got back about half of the
thousand-year-old province of
Transylvania including the nat
ural mountain fortress which has
protected Central Europe from
what dangers might rise in the
,KLAN DEAD AS FAR
AS S. B. I. HEAD KNOWS
Raleigh No reports of Ku
Klux Klan activity have come to
the State Bureau of Investigation,
Director Frederick C. Handy said
Winston-Salem reports indicat
ed that “the bed sheets are on
the march again in Winston-Sal
em. The Ku Klux Klan, which
reaped a harvest of suckers here
some 15 or 20 years ago, has been
Handy said he had not heard of
any attempt to revive the Klan
in North Carolina.
MILLIONS OF POUNDS
GOING TO MARKET
Raleigh—Farmers are moving
“mill' 'ns of pounds of tobacco”
to warehouse floors on 14 eastern
bright leaf markets in prepara
tion for initial sales Tuesday, W.
P. Hedrick, tobacco marketing
specialist of the State Depart
ment of Agriculture said yester
RUSSIANS DRILL WHILE
Moscow Realistic Red Army
drill in “offensive tactics” in a
special western military district
and maneuvers of the Red Fleet
in an unidentified sea were dis
closed today while Russia viewed
with an attitude of cool detach
ment the newest movement of
borders in the Balkins.
The Soviet Union was awaiting
Rumainia’s reply to two protests
charging Rwmainian border
troops with “provacative actions”
on the Soviet Rumanian frontier
—protests which warned of the
grave consequences which any
future trouble might bring.
MISJUDGED POWER WINS
MAN FARM LEASE
Goldsboro, —Sam Blackman,
24, laborer on the farm of Vann
Herring on the Seven Springs
road in Wayne County, was a
bout to win a bet of 50 cents
against Herring’s fine pair of
mules that he could pull 400
bundles (a stack) of fodder in a
He started at 6 o’clock in the
morning, and at 11 o’clock a
count by witnesses showed that
he had pulled and tied 187 bund
les. Herring bought him off for
five dollars in cash and the prom
ise to rent him his farm next
Pulling a stack of fodder is an
all day three-man ijob, it was
said. ; ♦ -
The golden wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. 3. H. Moore,
of Nansemond, Va., was celebrat
ed on Sunday, August 25, at the
home of their son, Cadd T.
Moore, at Hickory, Va. The af
fair was a complete surprise for
Mr. and Mrs. Moore, as all had
been arranged and prepared be
fore their arrival. They were pre
sented with many lovely gifts,
and a big dinner was spread on
tables out on the lawn in picnic
All of the children and grand
children with the exception of
three were present,
Those present included: Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Moore, Suffolk, Va.,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore, Rich
mond, Va., Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Hassan, Roxboro, Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Moore, Jamacia, N. V.;
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Moore, Nor
folk, Va.; Miss Alice Moore, Lang
ly Field, Va., Miss Sallie Moore,
Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. W. T. and
Mrs. W. T. Moore, Jr., Durham;
Mrs. R. B. Barnett, Roxboro;
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Crumpton,
Allensville; Mrs. O. C. and G. L.
Moore, Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Eva
Harrilson, Suffolk, Va., Miss
Rosalie White, Roxboro, Mr. W.
Durrette, Newport News, Va.; Mr.
M. T. Moore, Portsmouth, Va.,
and Mrs. S. E. Morris, Durham.
COLLINS - AIKMAN
Hospital Debt Fund Now
Pledged, Making Possible
The Acceptance of the Duke
Successful completion of the
Community hospital debt fund
campaign conducted here since
July 15 in an effort to raise ap
proximately $3,400 to complete
the local fund needed to match a
conditional debt service fund of
$12,000 to be provided by the
Duke Endowment, was reported
Friday to Nathan Lunsford, chair
man of the board of directors of
the hospital and treasurer of the
debt fund, by campaign directors,
O. B. Mcßroom and R. M. Spen
cer, following receipt of a gener
ous contribution from Collins and
Aikman corporation, at Ca-Vel,
through courtesy of Resident
Manager S .M. Ford.
To date, around SI,BOO of the
needed $3,400 had been raised by
popular subscription and the Col
lins and corporation gift
which has brought the campaign
to a close and will make possi
ble the acceptance of the Duke
Endowment grant is greatly ap
preciated, said Mr. Lunsford this
It has been estimated that the
total indebtedness of the hos
pital, founded here three years
ago as a private institution and
later converted by charter to an
incorporated community hospital,
is now, in round figures, $21,000.
A sum sufficient to make up the
differences between the Duke En
dowment and local campaign con
tributions was pledged by the
Person County Board of commis
sioners, acting for the county, by
the City Council, acting for the
City of Roxboro, and by a number
of business firms here.
Hospital officials today said
that the next step will be taken
by the Duke Endowment, infor
mation as to the success of the lo
campaign having been sent to en
dowment officials at Charlotte.
Where Great Britain Was Last Invaded
Here at Hastings and St. Leonards, in Sussex, England, is where William the Conqueror landed all ”“* t
900 years ago in a successful conquest—a conquest that Chancellor Hitler of Germany hopes to repeat. This
mecca of British sea lovers again shudders under another attack from the east, as the biggest aerial flee s
of all time are launched against the British isles. Each day hordes of German airplanes darken the sky.
Demonstration Clubs Plan
Achievement Day Thursday
All Clubs In County Will
Join In Program At High
School That Night.
Final plans for the annual Per
son County Home Demonstration
club “Achievement Day,” to be
observed here on Thursday, Sept
ember 5, by all clubs in the
county, were today announced by
the Person Home Demonstration
agent, Miss Velma Beam, who
reported that awards of merit
will be presented by Miss Pauline
Gordon, of the extension division,
North Carolina State College,
Miss Gordon, who is considered
an authority on “Home Furnish
ings and Home Management, is
also expected to bring a message
of unusual interest to the club
members when she speaks at the
evening session, which will be
held at 7 o’clock at Roxboro high
school auditorium. Prior to the
evening meeting there will be a
picnic, starting at 5:30 o’clock in
the afternoon and held on the
high school grounds, while still
earlier in the afternoon, at one
o’clock, a home demonstration
tour will be held.
Also speaking at the evening
session will be B. G. Crumpton,
well known Allensville farmer
and landowner, who will bring
a message from men of the coun
ty. Mr. Crumpton will have as
his subject, “A Farmer Speaks”.
Greetings will be extended to
the women by the Person Federa
tion club prsident, Mrs. C. E.
Brooks, and by, Frank T. Whit
field, County commissoner; S. F.
Nicks, Jr., Mayor of the City of
Roxboro and Mrs. R. C. Hall,
president of the Roxboro Woman's
club. Club roll call reports will
also be presented.
Another speaker will be Per
son County Farm Agent H. K.
Sanders, who will have as his
topic, “Extension Service Servic
es”. Final event on the program
will be installation of Couhty
Council officers. Invocation will
be given by the Rev. E. G. Over
ton, of the Methodist church, and
the benediction will be said by
the Rev. J. F. Funderburke,
Baptist minister. Group singing
will also be a part of the pro
Arch Jones Motor company has
moved to its new location on De
pot street. Hie new location is op
posite the Hyco warehouse.
Howard Rites Held
At Residence Here
Funeral services for Mrs. Ro
bert Howard, of Washington, D.
C., whose death occurred Wed
nesday in that city, were conduct
ed Saturday morning at 10 o’clock
at-the residence of her father-in
law, Ed Howard, near Roxboro.
The rites were in charge of the
Rev. E. G. Overton, pastor of
Concord Methodist church, as
sisted by the Rev. J. H. Shore.
Interment took place in the Con
cord church cemetery.
Surviving are her husband and
a number of relatives.
Not To Be Held
The Person Couniy Young De
mocrats will not have a stew this
coming Friday as has been pre
Instead of the stew the organi
zation will hold a meeting Fri
day night, September 6 at 7:30 p.
m. in the courthouse, according
to S. F. Nicks, Jr., who is chair
man of the group.
Purpose of the meeting is to
elect officers for the com-ng
FREIGHT DEPOT TO CLOSE
The Norfolk and Western
freight depot will be closed Mon -
day, September 2, announced H.
L. Umstead, station master. The
occasion is Labor Day.
Along The Way
With the Editor
O—O— O O
Back from vacation, a poorer and wiser man, but loaded
with rest and plenty of good things to eat.
This writer noticed that Gordon Hunter wrote this column
one week during our absence. The writing of that column dis
putes the theory that Hunter could not write.
David Brooks said that he read the column and that dis
putes the idea that David cannot read.
Then while we are talking about bank officials we might
• as well mention E. B. Craven and his vacation. E. B. went to
Creedmoor on the bus, but had to catch a ride back. He came
back on a truck free of charge, but claimed that the nde made
We have been wondering when Brodie Riggsbee was going
to take his vacation, but have seen no tent at Loch Lily so
we suppose that Brodie has not started yet.
Landon Bradsher is moving into his new home on Lamar
street. From the looks of the furniture that is' going into
;he new home, the Duke of Windsor has moved to town. This
column will let you know when the house warming is to take
place. Landon is to furnish everything.
Miss Hunter Will
As “Miss Person County”, Miss
Rachel Hunter, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon C. Hunter, of
this city, will attend the Nation
al Tobacco Festival being held
this week at South Boston, Va.
Miss Hunter, who will be a soph
omore this year at Woman’s Col
lege of the University of North
Carolina, Greensboro, is a na
tive of that cily but has been a
popular resident of Roxboro for
a number of years.
Selection of Miss Hunter as
Person’s representative at the
South Boston festival was made
by a committee composed of Per
son County officials.
G. O. P. CANDIDATE REBUFF
ED ON DEMAND FOR ROOSE
VELT’S DRAFT INDUSTRY
Rusville, Ind.—Wendell L.
Willkie, again demanding Presi
dent Roosevelt’s opinion of con
scription of industry, said today
it was the Chief Executive's
“clear duty” to state his position
on important pending bills.
The Republican Presidential
nominee was commenting on Mr.
Roosevelt’s refusal to announce
his views on the Overton-Russell
amendment to the Senate-approv
ed draft bill.
On Friday, August 23, John R.
Bradsher, of Person County, ce
lebrated his 75th birthday. On
the same day lie was informed of
the arrival of a new grandson,
born to his daughter, Mrs. Paul
Griffin, of Monroe.
Schools Ready For New Term
Scheduled For This Week
GUEST OF CLUB
Rotary District Governor
Will Speak At Thursday
Dinner Session of Local Ro
Guest of honor at the Roxboro
Rotary club dinner session to be
held next Thursday at Hotel Rox
boro will be W. Carter Darrow,
of Tarboro, Rotary district gover
nor of the 189th district in which
the Roxboro club is included.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 o’-
clock and a full attendance is ex
pected, according to Gordon C.
Hunter, club president.
Speaker at the club meeting thi;;
week was J. W. Noell, editor of
the Roxboro Couurier and a char
ter member of the club, who told
of his impressions of the work of
the club during the past year. Cit
ing the importance of club fel
lowship as an example, Mr. Noell
then called upon various mem
bers for their own opinions as to
the most valuable contributions
made by the local organization
within the year.
City Manager Percy Bloxam,
recently elected to membership,
was officially welcomed to the
club by R. L. Harris.
DE MILLE VIEWS
Famed Movie Producer Ar
rives After Delay; Goes To
Manteo, Aug. 30 Cecil Blount
De Mille, whose father went to
New York from Beaufort county
two generations ago to study the
ology and got deflected into the
theatre by simple church theatri
cals, came to his native heath
with a little fame of his own
and it took the United States
Coast Guard to find him in the
wide expanse of Croatan Sound
Cecil De Mille was just stopping
off on Roanoke Island to witness
a performance of “The Lost Col
ony,” and he was not lost at all
insofar as he himself knew, but
Roanoke Island, which was eag
er to do him all honor, did not
know that he wasn’t lost and in
extremity called upon the Coast
Guard. The yacht upon which he
was lost was somewhere between
here and Coinjock, with a half
dozen informal reception commit
tees stewing in their own juices
because they didn’t know where
Cecil De Mille was.
The Coast Guard sent down a
great patrol ship and they found
the yacht “North Wind” parked
half a mile west of the island.
Circling above Fort Raleigh, the
patrol radioed the air base and
the air base telephoned the is
land, where the boat was and
everybody breathed a lot easier
and plans got consolidated.
Around 250 persons attended a
soil conservation demonstration
and picnic held Friday at the Guy
W. Phelps farm, near Wheeler’s
church. Speakers included E. B.
Garrett and Joe Ellis, of the Soil
Conservation staff, and Miss Vel
ma Beam, home demonstration
BANK TO CLOSE
The Peoples Bank will be clos
ed Monday, Labor Day, Septem
ber 2, stated G. C. Hunter, Satur
THE TIMES IS PERSON 1 *
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Bus Drivers Have Meeting.
Griffin Reports All Buses
In Good Condition.
With many of the school teach
ers now returning to this city
and Person county, Person super
intendent R. B. Griffin tcday said
that all is in readiness for the
opening of the school term, Wed
nesday morning, September 4,
when many schools in the Person
system will have formal opening
exercises with speakers from Rox
boro and elsewhere.
Mr. Griffin, in a morning inter
view, said that all buildings have
had thorough inspection and
cleaning, that the grounds have
been improved and that in many
instances repairs have been made
to buildings. Only one building,
the grammar school at Bethel
Hill, will not be ready for use,
but arrangements have been
made to take care of the pupils
in other quarters until the ren
ovation program now being car
ried out there can be completed.
Plans have been made for a
county-wide teachers meeting to
be held Tuesday morning Sept
ember 3, at 10:30 o’clock at Cent
ral Grammar school, this city,,
where Lloyd Griffin, of Raleigh,
secretary of the State School com
mission will speak. Other faculty
sessions will be held in the vari
ous schools, Superintendent Grif
fin said, and one of the most im
portant of these extra sessions
will be held Tuesday afternoon
at Roxboro high school with. H.
A. Perry, also of Raleigh, as
Negro teachers will have their
county-wide session Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o’clock at Person
County Training school.
First pre-school gathering of
officials was held Saturday
morning at 9:30 o’clock at the
court house, when Mr. Griffin,
Patrolman W. A. Baxter and
others met with 44 school bus
drivers for conferences and ex
aminations. Following written
tests, the drivers, includ
ing 19 new ones, were given
road tests by Patrolman Baxter
and those who were successful
will be presented certificates. Mr.
Griffin reported that all buses
have been overhauled and in
spected and have been found to
be in safe condition. Eight new
busses have been purchased, al
though six are for replacement
service, so that there is really an
increase of only two busses in
Has New Position
Paul Umstead, formerly with
the local Railway Express agen
cy, has accepted a position with
Service Dry Cleaners. In making
announcement that Mr. Umstead
will be with the dry cleaning
firm, Claude Harris, proprietor,
said he is pleased to have Mr. Um
stead with his company.
Burley Clayton, Jr., who has
been with the Harris firm, has
resigned his position in order to
return to school.
Coach George Wirtz, of
Roxboro High school, has
asked all candidates for the
football team to report for
first practice Monday after
noon at 2:30 o’clock at the
i high school gym.
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Wait for perfection and tijjjt
sun will never sat