IP IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
County Commissioners Name
Jurymen For October Court
Formal Approval Is Given
School Bond Issue. Peti
tion Is Heard.
Drawing of jury lists for the
October term of Superior
• court for trial of criminal and ci
vil cases, over which Judge Hen
ry L. Stevens, of Warsaw, is ex
pected to preside, was the chief
business at the regular monthly
meeting of the Person County
Board of Commissioners, held one
day late because of Labor Day
■Members of the hoard also
authorized County Attorney R. P.
Burns to institute foreclosure pro
ceedings, or take such other act
ion as he may see fit to employ,
to enforce payment of delinqu
ent taxes. Final and formal ap
proval was given to issuance of
school bonds for repairs at Beth
el Hill high school and oth
er schools in the county. A peti
tion relative to expenses in con
nection with a hospital case was
also heard and Mrs. T. C. Wag
staff of the Person County Wel
fare department was authorized
to make partial payment of the
Jurymen drawn include: C. H.
Lunsford, B. W. Gentry, E. E.
Bradsher, A. F. Hicks, Emory
Jackson, L. H. Bowling, J. K.
Foushee, W. A. Turner, H. C. An
drews, G. B. Masten, Archie Al
len, C. R- Sherman, E. G. Long,
R. T. Ashley, L. D. Knott, W. A.
Barton, C. A. Wrenn, R. A. Gen
try, Oscar Oakley, L. C. Snipes,
R. B. Barnett. Also, Charlie Nor
ris, Samuel Robertson, Elmer L.
Whitt, J. Nick Federick, C. D.
Clayton, R. G. Stovall, E. D. Wil
moth, T. B. Davis, J. S. Duncan,
Robert A. Hester, Charlie Hole
man, T. L. Franklin, D. H. Clay,
Cleve Young, W. L. Barnette,
Elmo Reynolds, Luther G. Oak
ley, E. N. Tillett, O. R. Yarboro,
Aubrey Long and L. C. Meadows.
A Certain Young
Man has Adventure
For twelve long months a cer
tain young man in Roxboro work
ed in an industrial plant near the
city. On the day shift or tlie
night shift he worked, it did not
matter which, so long as he could
save nickles. dimes, and pennies
to take a trip to the New York
At last he had enough, S2OO in
vacation greenbacks. Soon he -was
on the train. Near Washington he
he went to sleep and did not wake
up until the train was stopping at
New York’s Pennsylvania station.
Grabbing his bags, he hurried out.
In the station he felt in his pocK
et for his fat wallet. It was gone.
Despite desperate searching the
money was gone, all but two lone
coppers. For some hours the
young man was quite sad. Final
ly, he sent a fund requesting, col
lect telegram to his father; bough/
a ticket and returned to Rox
He never saw the Fair, but yes
terday a neat wallet-sized pack
age arrived; it contained his soc
ial security number, his state dri
ver’s license, the half of his re
turn-trip ticket, everything but
Sgt. Hubert H. Stephens, Army
Recruiting Officer, for Durham,
will be in Roxboro all day on
Tuesday, September 10, 1940 for
the purpose of interviewing and
examining applicants for the
Army 1 . Headquarters while in
Roxboro will be the postoffice
building Full information regard
. big Army service may be had by
j; applying there on that date.
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
Will Be Held
Tomorrow evening at 7:30
o’clock at the Person Coun
ty court house, Person Young
Democrats will stage a rally
to which all members of the
party, regardless of age, will
be invited, according to an
nouncement made today by
Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr., chair
man of the organization.
It is expected that a num
ber of members of the local
club will speak and that new
officers, as well as a dele
gation to the state Young
Democratic convention which
meets next week in Raleigh,
will be chosen. A full atten
dance at the Person rally is
S. F. Nicks, Jr. Re-elected
As Mayor. F. O. Carver, Jr.,
Now Member of Board Os
Finding that Mayor S. F. Nicks,
Jr., who since March of this year
had also served as chairman of
the Person County Board of El
ections had resigned from the
board following questions pertain
ing to validity of double tenure,
members of the Roxboro City
Council, Meeting Monday night
in special session, unanimously
eleettd Mr Nicks to fill out his
own expired term as mayor.
F. O. Carver, Jr., associate
editor of the Roxboro Courier
and active for a number of years
in civic, social and Democratic 1
party circles, has been named
as successor to Mr. Nicks, Jr.,
on the local County Board of
elections, according to informa
tion received today by R. B.
Dawes, chairman of the Person
County Democratic Executive
committee, from State Chairman
Wade H. Lucas, of Raleigh.
Mr. Carver is expected to take
the oath of office tomorrow be
fore Miss Sue Bradsher, clerk of
Superior court, and will meet
with R. D. Bumpass and E. R.
Blaylock, the other members of
the board, at 10 o’clock that
morning at a session called for
purpose of electing a new chair
Nicks resigned from the board
this week. The select
ion of Mr. Carver as his succes
sor was made on recommendation
of Mr. Dawes, and is expected to
meet with full approval of local
The action taken by the city
council Monday was taken in
view of the fact that
a technical vacancy of the office
of Mayor of the City was created
when Mr. Nicks was appointed to
the County Board of elections.
Mr. Nicks, a well known attor
ney here and son of the Rev. S.
F. Nicks, of Cedar Grove, was
first elected Mayor of Roxboro by
popular vote in May, 1939.
Vacancy of the mayorship was
brought up during a recent ses
sion of the county court in a case
in which validity of a warrant
issued by Mayor Nicks as a com
mitting officer was questioned
by the defendant’s attorney, who
cited the constitutional statute in
supporting his claims.
Compensation for 3,112,696
weeks of unemploymnet or par
tial unemployment was paid ir.
North Carolina in two and one
half years, through June 30, 1940.
Fires 10,000 Shots a Minute, Silently
':-? ■ ■'
Put through a test by its two inventors, William Hale and Durand
Beam, this rifle fired 10,000 shots per minute—with absolutely no noise.
The rifle operates with compressed air. It reduced three-inch oak planks
to kindling and turned airplane armor plate into steel mosquito netting. It
resembles a sub-machine gun, and when it starts firing the barrel ects
cooler instead of heating up.
Tobacco Festival Will
Present Many Events
Printed below is a schedule of
events which will take place at.
South Boston, Va., today and to-;
Thusday, September 5 - 10 a.
m. to 6 p. m. - Old Plantation
Tours, including homes of his
toric interest in Charlotte county,
featuring John Randolph and Pat
rick Henry shrines.
8 p. m. - First showing of
“Tobacco Maid”, historic drama
tization of the romances of Poca
hontas and Captain John Smith
and John Rolfe, and presentation
of Queen Martha Scott and the
State Princesses by James S.
Easley, President of the Virginia
State Chamber of Commerce.
10 p. m. - Harvest Ball, square
dance, featuring the music of Bob
Fletcher and his South Atlantic
Aces, and led by Queen Martha
Scott and Congressman Dave
Friday, September 6 lO a.
m. - Typical Tobacco Auction.
2:30 p. m. - Four-mile float and
8 p. m. - Coronation of Regina
Tobacco VI at.pageant grounds
conducted by James A. Farley,
and identification of over 100 prin
cesses of Miss Scott’s court.
8:15 p. m. - Final showing of
10 p. m. - Coronation Ball, fea
turing the music of Guy Lombar
do and his Royal Canadians. Nat
ionwide hook-up with Columbia
10 p. m. - Colored Ball at
Booker T. Washington school.
Darrow To Speak
At Rotary Session
Speaker at the Thursday night
dipner meeting of the Roxboro
Rotary club will be W. Carter j
Darrow, of Tarboro, governor of j
the 189th district of Rotary, who,
will make his annual visit to the;
local club at that time and will!
have a late afternoon conference!
with Gordon C. Hunter, presi- j
dent of the Roxboro organization, j
and with other officials, at Hoielj
Roxboro, prior to the dinner
meeting, which will be served at
Mr. Darrow, Tarboro business
was elected district gover- f
nor this year. He is considered l
an attractive speaker and a full,
attendance is requested.
In three and one-half years,
127,327: jobs for unskilled work
ers were found by public local
employment offices in North
Miss Esther Walker of Balti
more, Md., is spending a few days
here with friends and relatives.
LB. CRAVEN. JR.
WILL BE HEAD
OF CIVIC CLUB
Kiwanis Club Chooses
Other Officers And Direct
ors For 19401
New president of the Roxboro
Kiwanis club will be E. B. Cra
ven, Jr., Roxboro business man,
, who will be installed on January
1, 1941, and who by virtue of h!s
election to office will be one of
two official delegates to the Ki
wanis Carolinas District conven
tion to be held October 6,7, and
. 8 at Winston-Salem. Mr. Craven
will succeed F. O. Carver, Jr.,
Roxboro newspaper man.
Other officers elected at the
Monday night dinner session of
the club, include, J. J. Woody,
vice president; Gus Deering, tre
asurer; and the following mem
bers of the board, Dr. H. M. Beam,
George R. Currier, E. E. Thomas,
W. R. Minor, and Dr. B. A. Thax
ton, who will begin service the
first of next year. The club sec
retary, to be appointed by the
new board of directors, will also
be an official delegate to the dis
The club met this week at
Hotel Roxboro, where the next
session will also be held. Chair
man of the program at that time
will be B. B. Strum.
R. L. Perkins, president of the
, Person County Fair, stated Mcn
i day of this week that plans were
■ rapidly shaping up for the an
' nual fair which will be held dur
! ing the last week of September.
Two exhibit buildings are be
i ing completed this week, stated
Mr. Perkins and the 2 buildings
: should be able to care for all ex -
hibits. He also stated that pre
' mium books that have been used
1 for the past two years are good
j for this year. The premium lists
' and prizes remain the same.
I The fair for this year will fea
| ture Endy Brothers Shows and
this outfit is considered one of the
best and largest in this circuit,
stated the president.
The opening day of the fair will
be September 30 and it will con
tinue the remainder of the week.
Fifty-six permanent public lo
cal employment offices, 10 of
them for colored workers, are
operated in 46 larger towns and
ctiies in North Carolina.
FOR 1840 BEGINS
Attendance Good For First
Day According To Superin
tendent R. B. Griffin
Watching clocks for the first
time since May, approximated
7,000 Person school children re
turned to class rooms yesterday
morning to meet the more than
200 teachers who will constitute
the public school instructional
staffs in white and Negro schools
during the 1940-1941 season.
Formal opening exercises were
held in several schools, namely
Bushy Fork, Hurdle Mills and
Allensville, where speakers were,
R. L. Harris, Mayor S. F. Nicks,
and City Manager Percy Bloxam,
all of Roxboro. Other schools
heard minister in their respec
tive localities or members of their
Teachers themselves heard two
out of town speakers, Lloyd Grif
fin, secretary of the State School
•commission, Raleigh, and H. A.
Perry, associate in the division of
Instructional Service, also of Ra
leigh, on Tuesday. Mr. Griffin,
introduced by R. L. Harris, ad
dressed a county-wide gathering
in the morning at Central Gram
mar school and Mr. Perry, a Rox
boro High school group in the af
ternoon. Also on the morning
, program and at an afternoon ses
sion held for Negro teachers was
Dr. A. L. Allen, director of the
| Person unit of the Health depart
. ment. Presiding at the morning
, session was Person Superintend
ent of schools, R. B. Griffin, while
a similar function was perform-
I ed at Roxboro high school by sup-
ervising principal, H. C. Gaddy.
Secretary Griffin discussed var
ious statistical aspects of teach
ing, such as salaries paid, the
. number of teachers holding “A”
certificates and the number of
pupils rolled in the state system.
He also urged proper teaching of
citizenship, saying that the front
line of democracy is to be found
Superintendent Griffin report
ed this morning that attendance
at the various schools approached
a first day normal level, but re
quested all parents to continue to
see to it that children attend re
gularly. Yesterday’s sessions last
ed until noon, but regular sche
dules, Mr. Griffin said, will bt
intituted today and all bus dri
ver's have been instructed to meet
said schedules so that work of
the term may begin on time.
Roxboro Drug Firm
Ransom Frederick, popular
: young business man of this city, i
■ who has for some time served asj
■ manager cf the Roxboro Drug'
- company, operated here by the
- Johnson Drug company, of Dan
. ville, Va„ has been transferred
•to Danville, according to an •
l nouncement made today at head
: quarters of the Johnson firm
Mr. Frederick’s successor in
• Roxbero will be Matt Johnson,
! who was previously connected
! with the local store about three
i years ago and has since then been
in Durham and Danville. Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson have already arri
' ved in the city.
Starting on Sunday, September
8, a week of revival services will
be held at Shady Hill Negro Bap
tist church, of which the Rev. C.
L. Faison, is pastor. Assisting
! with the services will be the Rev.
J. W. Hairston, Jr., of Greensboro,
I Shady Hill church is located in
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 1940
Ex'Service Groups Draw Up
Resolution For Conscription
Claude R. Wickard, who has been
nominated by President Koosevelt to
succeed Henry Wallace as secretary
of agriculture. A nomination by the
President is tantamount to appoint
TYPHOID CASE IN
CITY FOR FIRST
TIME IN YEARS
Negro Girl In Serious Con
dition; Unvaccinated Resi
dents Urged To Take Treat
First case of typhoid fever with
in Roxboro corporate limits in
several years was reported Wed
nesday morning by Dr. A. L. Al
len, director of the Person unit
of the tri-county health depart
ment, who said that laboratory re
ports received from the State
Health department, Raleigh, con
firmed diagnosis of the case of
Mabel Wallace, 10 year-old Negro
girl, who resides near the State
The girl, who is reported to be
very ill, and members of her
family have been using water
from a well on their lot, Dr. Al
len said, removing possibilities?
that the city water system is a
source of pollution, but an ex
amination of all residents of the
neighborhood will be made in or
der to determine possible carriers
of the disease. Two other cases
of typhoid fever have been re
ported in Person county during
the year, both among Negroes
who reside near Rougemont, near
the Durham county line.
In commenting on the Roxboro
case Dr. Allen today urged all
residents of the City and county
who have not had typhoid vaccin
ations recently to receive inocul
ations at once, pointing out that
within the past three months the
value of a new type, one dose vac -
cination has been proved to be
effective for all persons who have
previously had one complete
three dose treatment. The new
one-dose vaccination is given by
inserting the needle between lay
ers of the skin instead of under
the skin, Dr. Allen said.
According to Dr. Allen the new
one-dose vaccination, which must
be repeated each year, produces
none of the ill effects usually ex
perienced under the old three
dose plan. Treatments of either
type may be received at the Per
son Health department on Wed
nesday and Friday afternoons and
on Saturday morning.
Miss Lois Pickering, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Picker
ing, and Miss Helen Hall, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Hall, June graduates of Roxboro
high school, will leave Sunday
for Louisburg, where they will
enter the freshman class at Louis
THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Lester Blackwell Post And
Voiture Os Forty And
Eight Also Condemn Lewis
Meeting at the American Le
gicn hut, Chub Lake street, mem
bers of Lester Blackwell Posit
No. 138 of the American Legion
and of Voiture No. 1176 of the
Forty and Eight, of Roxboro, on
Tuesday night unanimously
adopted a resolution favoring
support of the Selective Service
Act by all members of the North
Carolina delegation in Congress
and condemning opposition ex
pressed by C. I. O. leader John
L. Lewis and by United States
Senator Burton K. Wheeler.
Passing of the resolution, in
which the signers declared their
realization of the horrors of war
is overbalanced by their knowl
edge that it is essential to have
trained men for national defense,
was prompted by Lewis’ Labor
Day speech and by recent uUer
ences of Senator Wheeler, or e of
the leaders in the fight against
passage of the proposed con
scription measure now being de
bated in Congress.
The resolution containing
strong censure of views express
ed by Lewis and Wheeler, also em
phasized the fact that many in
fluences deterimental to the wel
fare of the .nation are now abroad
in the United States. Commander
, of the local Legion post is Onie
C. Jordan. " "
Printed below is the full *fext
t of the resolution:
WHEREAS, many influences
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• Mr. Stukenbrok
' To Make Address
Guests speaker at a vesper ser
vice to be held by Negro citizens
at Cedar grove academy at 4 o’-
clock Sunday afternoon will be
the Rev. K. D. Stukenbrok, Bap
tist minister, of New Bern, who
with Mrs. Stukenbrok has been
spending the summer in Roxboro.
The Rev. Mr. Stukenbrok will
speak on “Citizenship”. Closing
remarks will be made by the Rev.
J. S. Grant, pastor of Queen's
' Chapel A. M. E. church.
| The services will be held un
der the auspices of the Person
County Association for the Ad
i vancement of Colored people and
the public will be welcomed.
Collins & Aikman
Stew To Be Held
’ The annual brunswick stew
•’ supper for men employed at the
’ Collins and Aikman corporation
7 plant,Ca-Vel, will be held Satur
- day afternoon at 5 o’clock at the
Jackson farm, Leasburg road, ac
cording to announcement made
’ today. It is expected that attend
t ance will be between 750 and
! 800. A similar affair for women
- employees was held last Satur
■ O j
’ RETURNS FROM VISIT
Mrs. C. C. Critcher, who spent
the week-end in Kinston with Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Jones, has return
ed to her home here, Going with
Mrs. Critcher was her daughter,
• Miss Frances Critcher, who went
■ on to Greenville, where she fur
- niched music for the wedding
: Saturday of her Converse college
> school-mate, Mi* Margaret Har
r ris . In Raleigh Miss Critcher was
1 joined by Miss Margaret Vann.
- also a Converse school-mate, who
went to the wedding.