IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
THE VILLAGE NEWS-PRESS
(Prop, and Editor, W. Wine bell)
Katie Hepburn of these parts ex
pects her new gentleman friend, who
not long back stopped his car on a
lonely road (at midnight, near Santa
(Barbara, out California way) and
on bended knee asked Kate to be
his’n . . . His name is Garson Ka
nin, who directed many good mov
ies, such as “The Great Man Votes'
and “A Man to Remember.” 'Tenny
rate, the young man is now flying
East to ask Katie's kinfolk for her
hand in holy matrimony.
WiUkie's new Main Street head
quarters are in Frank Campbell's
deserted funeral parlors at Sixty
sixth street. When ye ed laughed,
fit to kill, a Willkie rooter observed,
“YVal, it’s the first time anything
alive was there!”
Ex-Go \ A1 Smith is wearing a
Willkie tie . . . G. J. Nathan, after
10 years, will do drama criticism
again for the American Mercury.
Besides his chores for Esquire and
Liberty. Must be payin’ a mighty
big income tax.
Heard a good one last night over
at George Kelly’s Tavern. Seems,
they all were talking about the fail
ure of a theatrical man, who lost all,,
his millions that he made produc
ing attractions. “He was a bad egg,
but nobody seemed to think so—so
long as he had money,” said George.]
] “Naturally,” replied Charlie Ad
ler, who is quite a philosopher, “like!
most bad eggs—he was all right—
until he was broke.”
Joe DiMaggio’s admirers have
nicknamed him Bucktooth McGee'
. . . Talk about town that Joe Ken- 1
nedy, our ambassador, may be com-'
ing home in about two weeks.
Madeleine Carroll is a pretty sad
young lady these days. Her maw’s
letters tell of the terrible air raids
ever her house near Dover, and
Madeleine hasn't heard from her
gentleman friend in a long time, too
The reports about a new fiance are
Ye ed recalls that our state dep’t
a few weeks ago made it clear that
any foreign diplomat in the U. S.
(who interferes with our internal af J
fairs) will be considered persona non
grata. Well, Newsweek reports that
the N. Y. Italian Consul Vecchiotti
(is taking a very active part in our
Pres, campaign. How about that,
New Yorkers Are Talking About:
Fay Wray’s breathless romance with
teifford Odets . . . The fact that
Herbert Hoover in 1928 said he was
-ready to suppor* Coolidge for a third
term! . . . Raymond Paige’s legiti
mate squawk: That the list of re
cordings distributed by the Nat’l
(Comm. for Music Appreciation to
“foster American culture by means
•f American recordings for Ameri
can listeners” does not contain one
American work! . . . The rumored
Carol and Lupescu arrival soon via,
'dipper. The line's local offices got
ia message stating: “Completing
(royal reservations” . . . Dietrich’s,
(next flicker, "Seven Sinners," in
iwhich Marlegs will not only cover
her glammer-gams in pants, but she
will also shoot pool. Have a cigar,
They’re Also Talking About: Mrs.
H. Payne Whitney and that attentive
sculptor . . . The separation of the
[David Bruces. She’s Mellon’s
daughter. He allegedly took the
London Red Cross post to forget. ..
[Walter O’Keefe’s gag about Mary
iPickford buying the Gen’l Motors
land Ford exhibits to use as book
-ends in her den. And the gag about
O’Keefe hooking up with the G. O.
P. “to get back on the air-wavesl"
They Do Say, Too: Parents mag-1
azine’g annual award will go to
Katherine F. Lenroot, chief of the
V. S. Children’s bureau. At the Hits
on fee twenty-third. Mrs. F. D. JLj
got it last time . . . How Ralph!
Ingersoll’s enemies are trying to getj
his backers to divorce him. Be-j
•ause he is pro-F. D. R. . . . Mar-J
shaU Field 111, his biggest backer,-
is a Repub, and win not desert himi
... A. A. Knopf’s regret about notj
carefully reading proofs on Warwick
Deeping's novel, which
three offensive lines that may result
in a terrific boycott by various
How’U Bergdorf-Goodman explain
feat one? Henri Unterman’s quiet
arrival on the S. S. Iroquois two
weeks ago. He’s King Carol’s biz
adviser—and advance man here?
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Sallies in Our Alley: Jerry Cooper!
thinks it is funny that whenever anj
actor goes out to Hollywood
knocks wood but when he comes
back he knocks Hollywood . . .'
A breathless stranger asked a col
yumist where he could locate Har
old Ross, ,the New Yorker editor,
last night .' . . “He’s probably over
at J. & C.'s,” obliged the colyumist
. . . “But how will I know him,”
said the stranger, “we’ve never
met!” . . . “It’s a cinch,” was the
retort, “he always sits with his back
to the check.’-
To Be Elected
Election of township commit,
teemen to serve during 1941
will be held Saturday after
noon, October 5, at 2 o’clock,
at places designated in the
following townships: Allens
ville at Allensville school; Flat
River at Helena school; Hollo
way at Dixon’s Store, Highway
144; Ht. Tirzah at Harmony
school; Olive Hill at Olive Hill
school; Roxboro at Grand
Jury room at Court House,
and Woodsdale at E. J. Robert
son’s store; Cunningham at
John C. Terrell school; Bushy
Fork at Bushy Fork school.
PERSON FAIR TO
Two Houses To Be Ready
To Take Care Os Exhibits;
Endy Bros. Shows oa Mid
The Person County Fair will
open Monday morning, Septem
ber 30, stated R. L. Perkins, pre
sident and manager, in an in
terview last week. Mr. Perkins
is of the opinion that this year’s
edition of the fair will be better
than any fair that has been here
for several years.
Endy Bros, shows have been
secured for the midway and fair
officials feel that they are very
fortunate in securing these at
tractions. Endy Bros, features, as
a free attraction, a man shot from
a cannon to a distance said to
be quite remarkable.
Two exhibit houses will be
ready to take care of all exhibits
and the fair ground is in excel
lent shape for the crowds that
The fair will open Monday and
vill continue throughout the week
White school children will be ad
mitted to the grounds free of
dharge on Tuesday, October 1,
from 12 M to 5:00 p. m. Colored
school children will be admitted
free on Wednesday, October 2
from 12 M to 5:00 p. m.
Mr. Perkins stated that H. K.
Sanders will be in charge of
the stock exhibit and that Miss
Velma Beam and Mrs. Clarence
Brooks are to be in charge of
Benefit Bridge To
Be Held Friday
Members of the woman’s auxi
liary of Community hospital will
stage a benefit bridge party Fri
day evening, October 4, at Rox
boro Community house, Chub
Lake street, according to announ
cement made today. Playing will
begin at 8 o’clock and reservations
may be made by telephoning
Mrs. Mollie Strum Barrett or
Mrs. J. D. Fitzgerald.
‘Guardian of a Hemisphere’—World’s Largest
The world’s largest military airplane, “Guardian of a Hemisphere," will be flown late this autumn from
the Douglas Aircraft company’s airport. It is shown here at Santa Monica, Calif. Fnlly loaded for emergency
mission it can take off with a gross weight of 164,000 pounds. It will be powered with four 2,000-horsepower
engines. Its armament is a closely guarded secret.
Fowler in Agreement
With Dr. Carl Reynolds
Commenting on a statement
recently issued by State Health
Officer Carl V. Reynolds, of Ra
leigh in regard to some “misun
derstanding that has arisen re
garding the preparation and sale
of sandwiches in drug stores and
similar establishments”, Person
Sanitarian T. J. Fowler, of Rox
boro, today said that all Person
county drug stores, filling stations
and other establishments not reg
ularly considered as restaurants
must comply with sanitation in
Only exceptions, Mr. Fowler
said, are establishments serving
sandwiches previously wrapped
by the makers and not unwrap
ped in establishments for purpos
es of toasting or making additions.
All other foods prepared on the
premises for immediate consump
tion come under inspection rat
ings, said Mr. Fowler, who added
that inspections of drug stores,
filling station lunch counters and'
other similar places in Person!
county have been made or will
be made in the near future.
The statement isued by Dr.
Reynolds is as follows:
“In as much as many drug
stores now prepare and sell sand
wiches and because these same
establishments in some instances
do not regard themselves as res
taurants and have complained be
cause they have been inspected
and rated as such, an explanation
may help to clarify misunder
“Without regard to the legaF
definition of what constitutes a
restaurant, it is necessary to |
realize that although only a small ■
amount of food is involved inj
Along The Way
With the Editor
Matt Johnson was passing around the cigars last week.
He is the papa of a nice baby girl and just as proud a papa
as you ever laid eyes on. It was generally understood that
Matt bought the cigars wholesale.
That beautiful new mansion, smaller than a warehouse,
going up in Sunset Hills, is the property of Dr. Hedgepeth. The
house will have plenty of space for company and a dining
room that is large enough for you and your friends
This writer went down to see Doc Carver, the Mayor of
Rougemont, the other day. We first want to report that Doc.
is doing even better than we expected. As a matter of fact we
believe that he is doing even better than he expected.
This column rarely mentions the name of a woman, but
we are going to try it once more. Mrs. Ralph Cole and husband
went to Washington a few days ago. After they arrived there
Mrs. Cole decided to catch a plane to New York. How she per
suaded Ralph to go by plane is more than we can tell, but he
finally made up his mind, counted his money and bought the
tickets. This column wants to pin a medal on Mrs. Cole, first
for defining to go by air and next for being able to persuade
Henry (YBriant is refusing to speak to old friends—refeson
—his picture was in the Courier last week and, boy oh boy,
did it go to his head.
many cases, sanitary food hand-,
ling and health hazards cannot
be associated with the amount of
business involved. The Hotel ana
Case Law states that ‘The tern)
shall include lunch counters, cases
and all other establishments
whatsoever where lunches, meals,
or food in any form are prepar
ed for and (or) served to the pub
lic for immediate consumption.’
“From this definition it should
be clear that any place where
any amount of food is prepared
for or served to the public for im
mediate consumption is subject
to the Hotel Case Law. Drug
stores selling only a few sand
wiches, grocery stores selling a
few hot dogs, etc., must meet all
requirements of a case as we gen
erally understand them, such as
adequate facilities, including a
sink and running hot water for
the washing of utensils, glasses
and dishes, toilet facilities, pro
per cleanliness throughout, effec
tive fly control, health certificates
for all food handlers, proper gar
bage disposal, refrigeration and
other more detailed requirements.
“'Following an inspection, a
placard showing the sanitary
grade determined is required to
be posted by the proprietor. This
placard may be that of a grade
A, B, or C Case.
If the amount of business does
not justify meeting the require
ments, exceptions cannot be made
nor are there any shortcuts to the
sanitary handling of food. Every
business has its own peculiar re
quirements and demands; to try
to run a case in a drug store doe 3
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S2O Per Hundred
Selling, according to re
ports, more than two hun
dred thousand pounds of to
bacco during four selling
days since Tuesday morning's
opening, the Roxboro To
bacco Market continued
through Friday an average
of approximately S2O per
hundred pounds, with both
growers and buyers appar
ently well pleased.
It is, however, expected
that trading at the four
warehouses here will be more
active this week. There has
thus far been nothing sensa
tional in either price or qual
ity on the local market but
conditions are generally more
stable than they were last
Dr. Gentry Talks
At Civic Club
Speaker at Roxboro Rotary
club dinner session at the Com
munity House Thursday was Dr.
George W. Gentry whose ’opic
was “Crippled Children”. Major
part of his discussion was devot
ed to various types of crippling
diseases and their treatments, al
though mention was also made
of restorative work being done
by civic clubs, the county health
department and other organiza
tions. Dr. Gentry was introduced
by Dr. J. D. Fitzgerald, club
chairman of the Crippled Child
ren’s committee, and sponsor of
Mrs. Ashley Dies .
Funeral services for Mrs. Em
mie Ashley, 61, who died Thurs
day night at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Harvin G. Harris,
of Route 1, Roxboro, were con
ducted Saturday afternoon at
2:30 o’clock at the graveside in
the James Ashley family ceme
tery, near Antioch church, by
the Rev. E. G. Usry, of Oxford.
Mrs. Ashley had been in ill
health for several months. Death
was attributed to complications.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Harris, and Mrs. W. A.
Brown, the latter of Timberlake;
one son, Dorsey W. Ashley, also
of Timberlake; three sisters, Mrs.
E. F. Rhew, of Roxboro, and
Mesdames S. A. Price and Joe
Nutt at Angier, and two broth
ers, John and George Clayton, of
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SUNDAY, SEPT. 29, 1940
S. N. Hill New Official Os
Local Chemical Corporation
School Is Closed
Firemen who received certifi
cates at the Roxboro Fire School
last week were: George W. Kane,
Commissioner of Public Safety;
Henry E. O’Briant, Chief; Percy
Bloxam, City Manager; J. E. Lat
ta, Assistant Chief; C. C. Garrett.
Jr., C. M. Bullock, Wallace Woods,
Flint Oliver, D’Arcy Bradsher,
Clyde Atwater, Engineer; J, W.
Bryant, Captain; Arch Munday,
Jack Parham, Engineer, T. K.
Glenn, Captain; Norwood Haw
kins, Macon Thompson, Fred
Long, Graham Nichols and C. R.
White, all of Roxboro.
Frank W. Bennett, Chief; C. L.
Cox, Lieutenant; L. E. Foster, W.
H. Jacobs, C. C. Erickson, J. E.
Ellington, J. O. Veasley, Captain;
C. H. Lawson, Lieutenant, all of
Joe Guffey, Assst. Chief; Rainy
Long, Bill White, Thomas J.
Curies, Francis Whitlock, Jack
Shotwell, Walt Smith Jack Dix
on, Floyd Murray, Charlie Clay
ton and John Homer, all of the
H. A. Simmons, I. W. Reagan,
Johnny Harwood, C. C. Hudson,
and W. G. Williams, all of Yan
Dr. Nelson Thomas, Chief; Rex
Currian, Allan Cozart, G. R. Har
ris, all of Oxford, and Kenlon H
Brockwell, “La-France", Raleigh,
and Sherwood Brockwell, State
Fire Marshal, also of Raleigh.
To Meet Tuesday
First fall meeting of the Person
Schoolmasters club will be held
Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock
at Hotel Roxboro, where dinner
will be served and will be fol
lowed by an interesting program,
according to announcement made
today by Dewey Young, presi
dent. Mr. Young, who is princi
pal of Olive Hill school, was el
ected to presidency of the club
BACK AT DESK
T. Miller White, popular Rox
boro manager of the Carolina Po
wer and Light company, return
ed to his desk last week after
an absence of several weeks on
account of his health. Norman
York, who has been with the lo
cal office during that time will
remain several more weeks as
Mission Group Has
Charter meeting of the Wo
man’s Society of Christian Ser
vice of Warren’s Grove church,
was held on Wednesday evening
at the church.
The pastor, the Rev. E. G. Ov
erton was in charge and a read
ing was given by Mrs. Arch Ham
lin from the new guide book.
Mrs. Sidney O’Briant was elect
ed to serve as temporary secre
Mrs. Overton was in charge of
the enrollment service, which was
Mrs. Hamlin and Mrs. Ralph
Long were elected as delegates
to the conference at Greenville.
A charge to the society was
read by the new president, Mrs
Light refreshments were ser
THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Former Norfolk Resident
Now Associated With Rox
boro Chemical Corporation
As Vice President.
S. N. Hill, formerly with the
Camp Fertilizer company, at
Petersburg, Va., and the Davi
son Chemical company, Norfolk,
Va., has accepted the position of
vice president of the Roxboro
Chemical corporation, according
to announcement made Saturday
by Thomas R. Bennett, president
and owner of the Roxboro firm.
Mr. Hill, who arrived here
Thursday of last week, is a native
of Washington, N. C., where he
lived for a number of years be
fore moving to Petersburg and
Norfolk. He has had nearly two
decades of experience in fertili
zer business and is known to
many farmers and landowners
throughout eastern and central
North Carolina, according to
Mr. Bennett, who said that he is
pleased to have Mr. Hill associa
ted with the local concern.
With Mr. Hill came Mrs. Hill
and their son, Griffin, and their
daughter, Miss Mary Sue Hill,
who have established residence
in the North Main street house
formerly occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Guthrie Bradsher. The Hills
have membership in the Episco
pal church and have taken an ac
tive part in community and so
cial life at Norfolk.
Associated with Mr. Bennett
and Mr. Hill in the recently re
organized Roxboro Chemical cor
poration is Frank H. Willson, sec
retary, who was previously con
nected with the local firm when
it was operated as the Camp Fer
tilizer company by the Davison
interests. Change of ownership in
the local firm was effected last
summer by Mr. Bennett, who
came here from Norfolk.
BOND ISSUE TO
Easterling Announces Bids
On Person School Bonds
To Be Opened Tuesday.
W. E. Easterling, of Raleigh,
secretary of the local government
commission, announced today that
the Commission will on Tuesday
open sealed bids for Person Con
ty bond issues totaling $28,000
for school building repairs at
Bethel Hill and for sanitary fa
cilities at Hurdle Mills and Mt.
Considered at the same time
will be bond issues for public
improvements, streets, sewers,
etc., at Gastonia, Tarboro, Benton
Heights and Canton, which tak
en together with Person school
bonds will total $97,000.
Members of the Person School
board, meeting with the County
commissioners, requested issuan
ce of school bonds here some two
months ago and machinery was
set up to secure the same. R. B.
Griffin, Person Superintendent of
Schools, said last week that k is
hoped that repairs at Bethel Hill
will be completed some time
next month. Contract for the im
provements was awarded to Geor
ge W. Kane company, this city.
Work on the building has been
in progress for some time, al
though there were in earlier
weeks some delays on account of
heavy rains. Pupils at the school
have in die meantime been mak
ing use of facilities afforded by
a nearby church and by Bethel
Hill high school.
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