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Governor Favors Custom;
Thanksgiving To Be Nov. 28
Seventy-five years of custom in
observing Thanksgiving Day the
last Thursday in November will
hot be broken this year in North
Carolina, Governor Hoey indi
cated Tuesday. t
The Governor said at the pro ■
per time he would designate No
vember 28, the last Tuesday of
that month, for the observation of
Thanksgiving in this State.
Last year when President
Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving
Day forward by one week,
Governor Hoey declined to follow
suit. The result was two holidays
here for many federal employes
whose offices could not function
properly with State offices closed.
“I feel very strongly about
Thanksgiving Day;” Governor
ribey said. “It is not a commer
cial event or observance. For 73
years there has been an unbrok
en observance of this day in
North Carolina on the last Thors
day in November and I see nc
sufficient reason for a change
now. Accordingly, at the proper
time I shall designate this tradi
tional day again this year.”
The Governor wrote Secretary
Willard Dowell of the N. C. Mer
chants Association, thanking him
for a copy of a resolution adopted
by the association urging that the
third Thursday be proclaimed as
Thanksgiving to “give a longer
period for Christmas shopping.”
I am thoroughly sympathetic
with any move to increase the
'business of our merchants,” the
Governor replied, but I see no
reason why they should wait un
til Thanksgiving Day to display
their Christmas goods or to open
the Christmas sales. Last year
merchants in Raleigh and many
other places in the State decided
upon an earlier date for opening
the Christmas sales and it work
A. L. Bradsher
A. L. Bradsher, formerly of this
city, but recently a division man
ager for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
company with ' headquarters in
Goldsboro, has returned to Rox
boro and entered business here.
Mr. Bradsher is selling tobaccos
and small items to merchants of
this city and county. He carries
his stock in a store room on his
lot in Sunset Hills.
Mr. and Mrs. Bradsher and
two children moved to Roxboro
about a week ago. Their new
house has just been completed.
Mr. Bradsher is a brother of J.
D. Bradsher, dentist of this city.
Bethel Hill Has
Large Increase In
The Bethel Hill Agriculture de
partment has the largest enroll
ment in its history. C. S. Ragan,
agricultural teacher reports 31 in
the eighth and ninth grade class
and 16 in the tenth and eleventh
grade class, making a total of
47 day students.
The F. F. A. boys will under
take two major projects outside
its regular class work. They will
consist of beautifying the school
grounds and improving the foot
The class work has started off,
fine, everyone, seems interested;
in his work. Mr. Ragan says alii
the boys show a wonderful spirit,
of cooperation. Plans are being
made for one of the most success
ful year’s work, that Bethel Hill
Agriculture department has ever
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
The Roxboro Chamber of
Commerce has called a mass
meeting of the business men of
Roxboro and Person county for
Monday night, September 16,
at 7:45. The meeting will be
in the grand jury room of the
Purpose of this meeting is to
discuss plans for the Roxboro
Tobacco market for the season
Mrs. Percy Bloxam Receiv
es Encouraging Letter From
Friend In Blackburn.
Mrs. Percy Bloxam, of this city
has just received a letter from a
friend in Blackburn, England.
This letter seems to be typical of
the spirit that is found in Eng
land and certainly proves that the
English are far from being dis
Parts of the letter are as fol
“I wish you could be here to
make sure for yourself how we
are all keeping our chins up.
“We are all busy doing a job
“We are well fed, in fact, we
have plenty to spare. I have been
looking this morning, my pantry
is a grand sight, of course, we are
rationed, but it has taught us to
be careful. Our Sunday dinner is
not one bit less than pre-war. I
have in the fridge at this moment
a chicken, a shoulder of lamb, and
one pound of mutton, also two
pounds of butter, so you see the
Germans are telling lies when
they' say we are starving.”
Enclosed in the letter was a
auotation from the Bible:
Then Shall I Know
(1 Cor. 13: 12
Not till the loom is silent and the
shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas and
explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
in the weaver’s skilful hand.
As the threads of gold and silver
in the pattern He has planned.
North Carolina Border Belt
warehousemen sold 27,341,452
pounds of producers’ tobacco dur
ing August this year. Producers’
sales averaged $18.89 per hund
red weight compared with $16.83
for August sales of last year. This
is an increase of 12 percent from
last year’s price but a decrease of
17 percent from 1938. Markets on
this belt opened on August 20.
Border Belt markets opened Aug
ust 3 last year and producers’
sales for the month totaled 78,-
Eastern North Carolina Bright
Belt (Type 12) markets opened
last year on August 22 and sold
64,81}9,638 pounds of producers'
64,810,638 pounds of producers’
tobacco prior to September 1 for
an average og $14.98 per hundred.
These markets were opened on
September 3 this yar.
Guy W. Gardner, of this city,
has accepted a position with Per
son Motors, Inc. He is connected
with the credit department of this
And Thanks, God, for a Safe Crossing
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f These newcomers from England are saying their prayers, and among
a flock of things that they are thankful for, they are thanking the Almighty
for getting them safely to the United States. All are from Garden City,
England, and they are stopping temporarily at the Gould foundation.
W. G. Bradsher To Be
Assistant C & A Manager
Gasoline dealers of the city and
county met yesterday in the of
fice of the Roxboro Chamber .of
Commerce and discussed plans
whereby the price of delivered I
gasoline in this city could be at
the same price as that delivered
in neighboring cities.
W. W. Woods, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, has been
working on this for some time and
expects to continue until some
thing definite is done one way or
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Fisher, of
Roxboro, announce the birth of
a daughter; born Sunday after
noon at Community Hospital.
To Be Held
The Mid-State Safety Coun
cil will hold a meeting in Roxb
toro on Friday night, September
13tfr at 8:00 P. M. in the Roxboro
high school, it was announced
this week by Ray Parrish of the
personnel department of Collins
An industrial safety class will
be held at this meeting. W. F.
Powell of Raleigh will act as in
structor for the class. Representa
tive from Collins and Aikman
will be Thomas Walters and from
Longhurst Cotton Mills, E. D.
Industrial workers from this
section are invited to attend this
meeting and also others who
might be interested.
• The first week of Central school
was marked by a timely visit
from the City Manager, Percy
Bloxam, stated Miss Inda Collins,
of the school faculty, yesterday.
Mr. Bloxam urged the children
to have a certain point in mind
and to work toward that point.
On last Thursday morning Rev.
A1 Martin and his friend, Mr.
George Long, of the University of
Pennsylvania, presented a delight
ful chapel program. Mr. Long
told a story illustrating the value
of work along with play while
Mr. Martin taught the children a
Rcbah Baynes To Be Pro
moted To Position formerly
Held By Bradsher. Strang
To Go To Philadelphia.
Stuart Ford, resident manager
of Collins and Aikman corpora
tion announced this week that
effective September 23, W. G.
Bradsher of this company would
be promoted to the position of
assistant resident manager. This
position has been held by How
ard Strang who is being transfer
red to the Philadelphia plant.
Robah Baynes will be promoted
to the position that is now being
held by Mr. Bradsher. All of these
changes will take place on the
Mr. Bradsher has been with the
Collins and Aikman corporation
since it started doing business in
Roxboro. As a matter of fact, he
was with tho**A. T. Baker com
pany before the plant was pur
chased by Collins and Aikman.
Mr. Baynes has been with the
company for many years. He at
tended school at State college and
later spent some time in China
with a tobacco company.
People of this county will re
gret to hear that the Strangs are
leaving. Both Mr. and Mrs. Strang
have made many friends while
here and they have been very
Bethel Hill school opened with
an enrollment of approximately
500 students in the high school
and elementary department. It is
believed that this enrollment will
increase during the next few
weeks and that by th end of the
school year more than 600 stu
dents will be enrolled.
Classes are being conducted in
the high school and agriculture
buildings and the Bethel Hill
Baptist church. School is running
smoothly in spite of the unusual
set-up which is being used until
the completion of the elementary
The addition of commercial
work has created much interest
A number of students are taking
shorthand, bookkeeping and type
The majority of the high school
students have rented their books
and all elementary students have
been issued books. It is believed
that the school has made a good
beginning and that this year will
prove to be one of the best in
the history of the school.
Roxboro To Have Fireman’s
Training School 24 and 25th
Mrs, R. J. Teague
As Society Head
Mrs R. J. Teague of this city.J
resigned her position as president
of the Mary Hambrick Mission
ary society of the Methodist
church last Monday afternoon,
stated an official of this organi
Elected to suceed Mrs. Teague
was Mrs. Robah Baynes who has
been an active member for sev
Mrs. Teague has been president
of the society for fifteen years
and during her terms in office the
society has shown remarkable
growth. There are now 205 mem
bers and more will probably be
added this fall.
Deep regret was expressed by
many members when it was learn
ed that Mrs. Teague was to re
At Dixon’s Store
There will be a meeting of far
mers at Dixon’s store on Highway
No. 49 this evening at 8 o’clock.
All farmers in that vicinity are
especially urged to be present.
The topic for discussion will be
Rull Gentry will discuss lime
from the standpoint of the AAA
and Soil Conservation program.
C. S. Ragan, agricultural teach
er at Bethel Hill high school will
discuss lime from the standpoint
of the need of the growing plants
and farm crops.
WINSTEAD AT T. & 0.
Barden Winstead has accepted
a position with Thomas and Oak
ley Drug Store of this city.
Lands One In
Wtih a deep wound in his right
shoulder and cut in his throat
made by a nine inch “switch
blade” said to have been wielded
by Euless Fuller, 25 year old Cas
well county Negro, Ruff Graves,
30, another Negro of the same
county, is a patient at Lincoln
Memorial hospital, Durham, fol
lowing a cutting scrape Saturday
night at a fish-fry held at the
home of Lee Richmond, Person
county Negro, who resides on the
Leasburg road, about eight miles
from this city.
Fuller, who was apprehended
about 1:30 o’clock Sunday morn
ing, between Prospect Hill and
Yanceyville, by Person Sheriff M.
T. Clayton and Patrolman W. A.
Baxter, is being held in Person
County jail with cut bond under
charge of assault with a deadly
weapon. With Fuller when he
was arrested were four other Ne
groes, not detained by the offic
ers. Sheriff Clayton reported that
the men had taken Fuller home,
that Fuller then decided to leave
and that the automobile was trav
eling at full speed when halted
Graves was brought to a Rox
boro hospital for first aid treat
ment about 10 o’clock Saturday
night, at which time the attend
ing physician notified Sheriff
Clayton. The knifing is said to
have occurred in the yard of
Richmond’s home in a fight which
developed after abusive langua
ge had been used by one of the
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1940
No Sunday Edition
There will be no Sunday
edition of the Person County
Times on September 15. Tlie
reason for this is that the plant
will be working on the Annual
Tobacco Edition that will conic
from the press on the 19th. ..
The publishers of this paper
trust that you will enjoy the
Tobacco edition so much that
there will be no regrets over
missing Sunday’s paper.
CALLS OUT CITY
Car of J. E. Latta Overturn
ed As He Was Returning.
Latta Escapes Injury.
A fire alarm that proved to be
false called the city firemen and
truck out on the Durham road
late Monday afternoon. The re
port stated that the fire was just
on the edge of Roxboro city lim
its. The truck and about ten fiie
men rushed to the place where
the fire was supposed to be, but
could find none.
There was no way to trace the
call and city officials are at a loss
as to who placed it.
J. E. Latta, Roxboro fireman,
hastened to respond to the alarm
and while coming back his car
overturned near Burchwood ceme
tery. Mr. Latta was not hurt and
his car was not damaged.
The Monday afternoon alarm
was the second false alarm in the
past several weeks and officials
of the fire department are very
anxious to discover who is turn
ing in these alarms.
R. L. Perkins, president of the
Person County Fair, announced
this week that Endy Bros. Shows
would feature a free cannon act
at the fair this year that will
be a treat to all who see it. Mr.
Perkins is loud in his praise of
Endy Bros. Shows and states that
this carnival is one of the best
The fair will open Monday
morning, September 30 and will
continue throughout the week.
Two houses will be ready for ex
hibits and people are urged to
be making plans to bring them.
This year’s fair will be held
at the same place as last year’s,
in the fair grounds on the Rox
boro - Longhurst road.
C. of C. Appoints
Committees appointed by of
ficials of the Roxboro Chamber
of Commerce for the next twelve
months were announced yester
day by W. W. Woods, secretary.
They are as follows:
Aims and Objectives—Percy
Bloxam, chairman, Preston Sat
terfield, H. K. Strang.
Thompson, chairman, Sam Mer
ritt, D. W. Ledbetter.
Town Ordinances—J. A. Long,
Jr., chairman, D. S. Brooks, Earl
Finance Committee—Earl Brad
sher, chairman, Gene Thompson.
THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Will Be Conducted By Sher
wood Brockwell, State Fire
Marshall. Firemen From
Neighboring Cities Invited.
Roxboro will hold a firemen’s
training school September 24 and
25, stated Roxboro Fire Chief
Henry O’Briant yesterday.
Sherwood Brockwell, deputy
insurance commissioner and state
fire marshall will be the instruc
cr for the school. He will proba
bly be assisted by Joe Guffey,
assistant fire chief of Ca-Vel and
a graduate of the N. C. Fire Col
lege and also by one man from
the Durham Fire Department.
This school will take place on
Main Street of Roxboro or at
Central School building stated
Firemen have been invited
to attend from Yanceyville, Dan
ville, South Boston, Oxford, Dur
ham, Chapel Hill, Hillsboro and
Mebane. It is thought that there
will some here from each of these
places and these men, in addition
to local firemen, will give the
school quite an attendance.
Training will begin each after
noon at four o’clock and will con
tinue until around six.
Firemen will be taught how to
handle ladders, hose, etc., showing
just what should be done in case
of an actual fire.
All who complete the course
will be awarded diplomas signed
by Mr. Brockwell.
Roxboro’s fire chief pointed
out that there was no expense
attached to this school in any way.
Spectators are cordially invited.
To Meet At
The annual meeting of the
Roxboro Country Club members
will be held in the courthouse-
Tuesday, September 17, at 7:30 p.
At this meeting the present
Board of GoGGveGGnoGrs
Board of Governors wil make a
full report on the conditions of the
Country Club to date. All mem
bers are urged to attend and any
suggestions or opinions will be
The purpose of this meeting is
to elect a new Board of Gover
nors. Eight of the original twelve
members of the Board of Gover
nors are now active and nominat
ing committee, appointed by the
president, has suggested that
! these eight be re-elected to serve
■ for the one and two year period.
The committee has nominated,
in addition to these eight, ten
members, of which the four bigh
! est are to be elected for the three
Mr. and Mrs. L. Sanders Mc-
Whorter, who were married in
Huntington, W. Va. last Satur
day, will return from their wed
ding trip this weekend and will
make residence at one of the
Satterfield apartments on Lamar
TO SELL STEW
The Bushy Fork P. T. A. is
planning to serve stew in Rox
boro at all the warehouses the
opening day of the market. The
price will be 25c a tray.
SHAW ON VACATION
Thomas J. Shaw, Jr, city editor
of the Times, is spending his va
cation in Dublin, Va. He will re
turn to Roxboro this weekend! v