IF IT IS NEWS ABOUT
PERSON COUNTY, YOU’LL
FIND IT IN THE TIMES.
Along The Way
With the Editor
Freeman Nicks is mayor of Roxboro. He lives in Sunset
Hills, about one mile from the business district of the city.
Jack Fowler also lives in that same section of town. A few
days ago Jack saw Mrs. Nicks in a grocery store witn a big
load of packages that she had to get home. Jack parked double
and went in the store to help Mrs. Nicks with her packages,
get her in tnp car ana give her a ride home. While he was in
the store an officer of the law placed a ticket on Fowlers car
for double parking. This ticket cited the offender to the may
or’s court. Now what do you think tnat Mr. Fowler did with
the ticket? He simply placed it in the bag of groceries that
went to the Nicks’ residence and left it to the Mayor to handle
to his own satisfaction.
David Brooks is a “man about home.’’ The other day no
found out that a number of chimney sweeps or something had
stopped his chimney. Now David did not like that so he im
mediately started to clean the thing. He sxarted a fire and
stuck his head up the chimney to see what he could see. All at
once soot and everything else started falling and when our
friend David pulled his head bacK he was the blackest white
man you have ever seen. He was so black his own wife did not
recognize him and even if she had she did not want to claim
aim for her own. The story goes that Mrs. Brooks got a big
tub of water and stuck Mr. Brooks’ head into the water. She
finally made him fairly presentable. Whether the chimney was
ever cleaned is something that we do not know.
MARTIN SAYS PARTY
BARELY LOST ELECTION
Washington Chairman Joseph
’W. Martin, Jr., of the Republican
national committee, today declar
ed that his party came very close
to victory in the presidential el
ection and that its defeat repre
sented only a temporary setback
in a “great crusade.”
“It is our purpose,” he said in
a statement “to take full advan
tage of the new and progressive
leadership and support that has
come to us in this campaign.
“We are for national unity.
“We are for a strong defense.
“We shall support the President
when not in conflict with the
gi*eat principles for which we
fought in this crusade.”
MAY SEE SHARP GAIN
Raleigh General fund budget
requests totaling $96,945,000, as
compared with actual expendi
tures last year and estimated
spending this year of $84,223,000.
had been made by state depart
ments and institutions for the
next two years, it was disclosed
today as the advisory budget com
. mission began its biennial hear
The commission met, but ad
journed 90 that members could
. attend the funeral of Representa
tive W. E. Fenner, of Rocky
Governor Hoey enounced that
he had appointed Representative
Victor S. Bryant, of Durham, to
- succeed Fenner on the comm is-
S sion. Bryant was recommended
for the post by Speaker D. L.
Ward, of New Bern. Fenner was
a member by virtue of the fact
' that he was chairman of the 1939
[ finance committee.
iNEW SUB LAUNCHED
Gorton, Conn. The Gar, latest
submarine built for the United
States navy was launched today
at the shipyard of the Electric
)Boat company here. The submer
sible was sponsored by Mrs.
George T. Pettengill, wife of the
rear admiral commanding the
Washington, D. C., navy yard.
Although navy announcements
donceming the launching were
isrse, at the time contracts were
■Hlt ii was said the craft would
bit about 300 feet long with a dis
Eutpcment of 1,475 tons and cost
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY ft THURSDAY
IN RITES HELD
AT CHURCH HERE
Bishop Edwin A. Penick
Then Delivers Sermon At
St. Mark’s Church.
Following an impressive ritual
in which nine persons, members
of a confirmation class, became
communicants of the church, the
Right Rev. Edwin A. Penick, Bi
shop of the Diocese of North Car
olina, who conducted the rites,
delivered a confirmation sermon
of unusual appeal at St Mark’s
Episcopal church here Thursday
The church, of simple Gothic
chapel design, was filled to capa
city by members and other resi
dents of the city who heard the
Bishop’s appeal for a sincerity in
witnessing for Christ. Text for
the sermon was taken the pas
sage in the Acts of the Apostles
in which it is said: “Ye shall be
witnesses unto me”. Chuich
people, the Bishop said, should
be a marked people, capable ofi
being witnesses, as were the A
postles, of the faith in which they
believe, although he pointed out
that Christians of today may be
called upon to face ridicule and
persecution different from the ex
alted martyrdom experienced by
the early saints.
Earlier in the evening Bishop
Penick, who came from his ncme
in Raleigh for this special ser
vice, was dinner guest at Hotel
Roxboro, of members of St.
Mark’s parish including the Dea
con in charge at St. Mark’s, the
Rev. Riifus J. Womble, former
Raleigh resident, who came to
the parish in July. The Rev. Mr.
Womble, is a graduate of Nrrth
Carolina State College, Raleigh,
and of the Episcopal Seminary,
Senior warden of the Roxboro
church is Arthur Crosley. On this
Sunday visiting minister will be
the Rev. David Yates, popular
rector of St. Philip’s church, Dur •
ham, who will administer Holy
Communion at the 11 o’clock
morning service. Earlier on Sun
day morning at 10 o’clock, the
Rt. Rev. St George Tucker, Pre
siding Bidhop of the Episcopal
church in the United States will
speak over the CBS network.
TEAM HAS DINNER
Members of the Siler City foot
ball team, who Friday defeated
the Bethel Hill high school team,
were dinner guests at Hotel Rox
boro after the game. Acting as
hosts were J- C. Howard and R.
F. Huddleston. Covers were laid
Is ‘Your Number Up,’ Mr. Young American?
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Right: Judge Howard E. Davis, chairman of the draft advisory board for Philadelphia, with the historic
World war goldfish bowl that left its resting place in Independence hall to play its role in the nation’s tire:
peacetime conscription. Left: James, Arthur an’d Timothy Dunn, three brothers who by an odd coincidence
drew draft numbers 1, 2 and 3, topping list of 3,425 registrants from Queens, New York.
Person Teachers Receive
Person school teachers, who
with Superintendent R. B. Grif
fin, were in Durham Thursday
night and Friday for the session
of the North Central District
Teachers association report today
that several of their members
were elected to serve on commit
tees during the coming year.
Elected as an officer in the
district principals’ division was 1
Lewis S. Cannon, of Bethel Hill, j
while Miss Ruth Lunsford of
Timberlake will serve in similar
capacity in the primary grades
section. In Dramatic Art the Per
osn representative is Miss Grace
Cochran, of Bushy Fork, and in
the English division, Miss Helen
Melton, of Roxboro high school.
Superintendent Griffin, who
served as chairman during the
past year of the Superintendents
division, together with the oth
ers who attended, reported that
the sessions were exceptionally
profitable and interesting. Speak
er at the Superintendent’s section
meeting was R. L. Harris, of this
city, lieutenant governor-elect.
On Monday afternoon at 3 o’-
clock the Woman’s Missionary
Society of First Baptist church
will assemble at the church for
their regular monthly inspriation
al and business meeting. A most
interesting program has been ar
WITH MRS. ELLIS
Circle No. 5 of First Baptist
church will meet at the home
of Mrs. Joe Ellis on Monday even
ing at 7:30 p. m. Mrsr. H. C. Gad
dy will assist Mrs. Ellis as co
SPY SUSPECTS ARE
ARRESTED IN ISTANBUL
Istanbul, Turkey The arrest
of nearly 100 spy suspects was
reported tonight in foreign cir
cles but there was no official
The story was that the round
up apprehension of a
man, accused of having a short
wave radio station, who had sub
mitted a list of supposed accom
There were rumors that Ital
ians, Germans and Bulgraians
were among the suspected poten
tial fifth columnists detained.
The Turkish radio observed to
“It appears that the Italian
failure in Greece will open the
way to action in Yugoslavia. The
sudden resignation of Yugoslav
war minister is significant as
showing Yugoslavia’s divided po
More Babies Born
This Year Says
Raleigh, Nov. 10.—Of the 24,-
069 persons who died in North
Carolina through September, this
year, 3,449 were babies under a
year old, figures compiled by the
State Board of Health’s Division
of Vital Statistics, of which Dr.
R. T. Stimpson is the Director,
show. During the corresponding
period of 1939 there were 3,518
infant deaths, or 69 more than
occurred this year. The total num
ber of deaths durings the nine
months of last year was 23,951,
this number being 118 less than
the 1940 toll.
Through September of this
year, there were 60,537 births re
ported by the Division of Vital
Statistics, 591 in excess of the
1939 figure for the same period,
which was 59,646.
In addition to the babies un
der a year old who died through
September, 1940, there were 1,-
035 who died from what are term
ed preventable accidents, this
number 'being 14 fewer than those
whose deaths were attributed tc
the same causes during the cor
responding period of last year.
So far this year, according to
figures already compiled, seven- 1
ty North Carolina children have
died from the preventable disease
of diptheria, as compared with
seventy-four last year, while ‘.he
pneumonia total dropped from
1,730 to 1,628.
Deaths from tetanus lockjaw!
this year have numbered only!
nine, as compared with 22 for the
corresponding period of 1939.
Homicides increased from 263
to 275, while suicides went from
220 to 226 during the periods
VALUABLE AID GIVEN
GREEKS BY BRITAIN
Cairo, Egypt British middle
cast forces are giving valuable air
and naval aid to Greece but nat
urally are moving cautiously be
cause of the. ever-present threat
of vastly more extensive Italian
operations in the eastern Medit
erranean, British authorities de
The fascist invasion of the little
Balkan kingdom is believed only
a prelude to such an axis move
and the British command, they
said, is determined not to bei
lured into any traps. j
IVEY G. BAYNES
RITES WILL BE
Person Resident Dies Fri
day at Veterans Hospital in
Ivey G. Baynes, Person county
resident and a veteran of the
first World War, who saw service
in the United States Navy, died
Friday morning at 5:05 o’clock, at
Veteran’s hospital Hampton, Va..
according to information receiv
ed here by members of his fami
ly. Death was attributed to a
heart attack. Mr. Baynes had been
a patient at the hospital two
weeks, but had been in ill health
He never married and after
his return from naval service re
sided at the family residence at
Gordonton, this county, where, for
a number of years he operated a
Final rites will be held here
Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at
the Hester Family cemetery, near
the Baynes residence, where in
terment will take place.
Surviving are two sisters, Mes
dames W. C. and E. P. Warren,
of Hurdle Mills, and seven broth
ers, Dr. R. H. Baynes, of Hurdle
Mills, R. C. and J. B. Baynes of
Gordonton, A. H. and W. R. Bay
nes, of Raleigh, Dr. P. S. Baynes,
of Wrightsville, Ga., and Robah
F. Baynes, of Roxboro.
Mebane Man Hurt
In Car Wreck On
Hurdle Mills Road
Robert McLeod, 23, of Mebane,
suffered fractured legs, body
bruises and cuts on his face Thu
rsday night about 9:30 o’clock
on the Hurdle Mills highway, 10
miles from Roxboro, when the
car he was driving turned over,
apparently several timjes, when
he lost control on a curve. The
car was said to have been going
at high speed.
Attaches at Community hos
pital, Roxboro, where McLeod
was brought by ambulance for
treatment, reported that his left
leg was broken just above the
ankle, while his right was frac
tured above the knee. He is last
ing comfortably now. With him
was another young man, a resi
dent of Mebane, who was unin
jured and has since returned
The car was reported as dam
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 194 C
139 Person Men To Be Called
Into Service Before July Ist.
B. B. Mangum, office manager of
the Selective Service Board, is
lhe man who sends out the ques
tionaires and boys around town
“sorter’’ dread his mail.
P T A. BOARD TO
Grade Mothers Also Re
quested To Attend This Ses
sion At Central School.
The executive board and grade
mothers of Roxboro Central
Grammar School Parent Teach
ers association will meet Tues
day afternoon, November 12, at
3:30 o’clock at the school, accord
ing to announcement made today
by Mrs. Logan H. Umstead, pres
ident, who urges each member
and grade mother to be present,
since important business matters
will be discussed.
With names of teachers of re
spective grades appearing first,
grade mothers with Mrs. Law
rence Woods, chairman, expect- j
ed to serve during the year are
as follows: i
Mrs. W. H. Long’s Ist grade:
Mesdames Israel Allen, C. A.
Harris, Garland Pass, Owen Pass
and B. B. Knight.
Mrs. J. J. Woody’s Ist grade:
Mesdames H. G. Simpson, P. L.
Thomas, R. P. Burns, S. C. Fisher
and Robert Lunsford.
Miss Martha Mcßrayer’s Ist
grade: Mesdames Mason Crews,
Cook Brooks, and O. B. Mcßroom.
Miss Blanche Winstead’s 2nd
grade: Mesdames L. C. Clarke,
D. F. Frederick, R. M. Spencer,
V. A. Thomas and Charlie Stew
Miss Sue Merritt’s 2nd grade:
Mesdames H. M. Beam, C. D.
Short, B. E. Norfleet, L. T. Cozart
and W. R. Woody.
Miss Nell Woods’ 3rd grade:
Mesdames A. Z. Pulliam, W. R.
Hawkins, Claude Harris and W.
Miss Maude L. Montague’s 3rd
grade: Mesdames J. D. Bradsher,
Thomas Brooks, W. T. Kirby, Hu
bert O’Briant and Vayton Hall.
Miss Virginia Wilson’s 4th
grade: Mesdames G. W. Thoma 3,
O. Z. Gentry, S. E. Barnette and 1
and Ghas. Timberlake.
Miss In da Collins’ 4th grade:
Mesdames J. D. Winstead, Jr., T.
C. Brooks, Jr., Jule Woody and
Miss Claire Harris’ sth grade:
Mesdames R. C. Hall, Ada Dick
erson, L. M. Tapp and G. J. Cush
Mesdames E. M. Bailey’s sth
grade: Meadames C. B. White, W.
R. Wilson and Emery Jackson
Mesdames V. O. Blalock’s 6th
grade: Mesdames Claude Barrett,
Hassel Long and G. W. Gentry.
SELL YOUR TOBACCO IN
THE TIMES IS PERSONS
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES,
Mangum Receives Report
From Governor’s Office.
Questionaires Being Mail
Selective Service questionaires,
at the rate of twenty-five a day
are now being mailed out from the
Person County Selective Service
board office, according to man
ager Baxter Mangum, who to
day confirmed reports issued from
the Governor’s office, Raleigh,
that between November 28, 1940,
and June 30, 1941, the Person
county quota of men called for
Selective Service will be 139.
In announcing that question
aires are now being sent out to
registerants, Mr. Mangum ca’led
attention to the fact that regis
terants with low order numbers
are requested to check with the
court house bulletin board so
that they may have some idea as
to when to expect questionaires
through the mails.
Dates at which the question
aires must be returned will be
stamped on the papers, Mr. Man
gum said, adding that they must
be returned within five days af
ter date of mailing. Mr. Mangum
said again that he has no idea
how many Person men have this
year already enlisted in the
Army or other branches of the
United States military service
Chairman of the Selective Ser
vice board for this county is
J. W. Noell, editor of the Rox
boro Courier, who on Thursday
spoke concerning the operation
of the board at the regular meet
ing of the Roxboro Rotary club
of which he is a member. Other
members of the board here are
O. B. Mcßroom and O. Y. Clay
Mr. Mangum said that it is
possible that rate at which ques
tionaires will be sent out may
be increased later on, but that
for the present not more than
twenty-five per day will be dis
ROLL CALL MEN ,
AND WOMEN TO
Committee Named By Gen
eral Chairman, Mayor S. F.
Nicks, Jr. Breakfast At
Mayor S. F. Nicks, Jr., yester
day announced that the following
Roxboro residents have been nam
ed to solicit memberships for the
Red, Cross Roll Call Drive in
Roxboro beginning Monday, Nov
ember 11: Mrs. Bert Dark, Miss
Virginia Sfcwmdeijs, Mfiss Helen
Latta, Miss Foy Lawson, Miss
Ruth Newton, Gordon C. Hunter,
Charles A. Harris, Mrs. Mollie
Barrett, Mrs. V. A. Thomas, Miss
Helen Melton, Herman C. Gad
dy, H. L. Umstead, Miss Elnora
Raiff, Mrs. C. C. Critcher, Percy
Bloxam, Sam Merritt, Flem D.
Long, E. E. Bradsher, Sr., Rainey
Hawkins, Miss Frances Hester,
and F. O. Carver, Jr.
Also Mrs. D. S. Brooks, Mrs.
Lewis Stanfield, Mrs. A. S. de-
Vlaming, Mrs. Frank Ellington,
Mrs. J. D. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Hay
wood Simpson, Mrs. L H. Um
stead, Mrs. T. B. Woody, G. B.
Short, Mrs. George Paylor, Mrs.
Clyde Bowen, Mrs. Gilmer Mas
ten, Mrs. Riley Oakley, Mrs.
Henry O’Briant, Mrs. Cliff H»ll t
Mrs. T. T. Mitchell, Mrs. Thomas
Brooks, Mrs. Martin Mkhie, Mrs.
Glen Brandon, Mrs. J. Y. Blanks
and Miss Catherine Bowles.
The drive for 500 or more
members will begin immediately
after a breakfast to be held tor
the Red Cross workert/at ihe