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WASHINGTON UNABLE TO
GET EXPLANATION IN
C ASE OF MBS. DEEGAN
Washington, Dec.—Strong dip-j
iomatic protests to Germany were!
indicated tonight as the United
States sought to clear up the;
mystery surrounding the deten-j
lion of Mrs. Elizabeth Rollins Dee-!
gan, former Asheville resident,
who is a clerk in the American
embassy in Paris, and who has;
been held by German authorities
there since December 1.
Embassy officials in Paris, seek-j
ing to learn the cause and cir -1
cumstances of her detention, ap-j
peared to have failed to penetrate
'he secrecy of the German Ges-j
tapo (secret police).
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STATE WIDE HEALTH !
NYA PROJECT TO BEGIN
Washington, Dec.—lmmediate
launching of a State-wide health
project for North Carolina’s NYA
workers was announced today by
NYA Administrator Aubrey Wil
liams.
Dr. J. C. Knox of Raleigh was
.:amed State health consultant and
will join with physicians from
other participating states to di
rect the $2,500,000 health pro
gram.
North Carolina is one of 20
states where the program will be
come effective immediately. By
February 1, NYA plans to have
health data for 100,000 young
people accumulated.
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OPERA STAR NATURALIZED
New Haven, Conn, Dec.—Lily
Pons, the opera singer, became an
American citizen today with the
comment that she was “very,
proud and vdry happy.”
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STORMS THREATEN MAjNILA j
Manila, Dec.—Small but vio-]
lent typhoon in the Pacific is
sweeping toward Manila, -the]
weather Bureau reported tonight, j
It may strike the city Saturday
afternoon.
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MERCY MISSION
CARRIED THROUGH
Miami, Fla.,. Dec.—A giant!
Army bomber making an unpre-j
cedented mercy flight to Chile:
at the personal direction of Pres*-!
dent Roosevelt, arrived here at]
7:40 p. m. for an overnight^stay^
•Senora Carlos Davila, for wftnng
physicians prescribed the climam,
of her homeland iri
a dangdrous illness, wa&jnpoH
cd to have rested
lirst iieg Qt the, flightjafom New
York. *s^7
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BRITAIN’S FISCAL
STATUS ANALYZED
BY U. S. OFFICIALS'
M \£.
Washington, Dec.—
secretary of the British ®»(MWiry,
Sir Frederick Phillips, worked on
balance sh*?et of his : <Jountry’sj
£ finances for Becrteary the
~ Treasury H«JCJtltf<WfOTthau, Jr„
‘jkfter the first of a series fljf con
ferences which may decide the
question of United States its
to Great Bri6dn. Zgwfc
Another ipfeeting between Sir
S rederkjcltorgenthaU/and
.their fiscal aides who alio parti
cipated £n tcSay’s conference, is
sehedufed for- Mond^r. The
wrps 6 een
in St«tement that he
when he would re-
JcrsontMimes
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY
C. E. JORDAN IS
GUEST SPEAKER
AT DUKE DINNER
Rev. T. Marvin Vick, Jr.,
Now Heads Local Alumni
Group Meeting Held At
Hotel.
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Stressing' the relationship be
tween the University and its a
lumni, Charles E. Jordan, assist
ant secretary of Duke University,
Friday told moro than thirty
Person County Duke alumni that
they as representatives of the in
stitution can do much to advance,
the ideals for which it stands. j
Introduced by Thomas J. Shaw,!
Jr., of Roxboro, Mr. Jordan al-|
so discussed the national character |
of the Duke student body, men-j
tioned questions pertaining to,
fees and admissions and said that!
the University, of which Trinity
college is still a vital unit, has
through the years enjoyed a rep
utation for academic tolerance
.and leadership. ' ~
Present also was L. D. Long,
of Winston-Salem, a senior, who
showed films of the recent Duke-
Wake Forest game.
Presiding in the absence of J.
L.. Hester, president, was Mrs.
R. H. Shelton, vice president, who
was subsequently elected as alum
nae council representative. Other
officers elected last night were:
Rev. T. Marvin Vick, Jr., of Cn-
Vel, president; Mrs. A. F. Nichols,
vice president and Mrs. Lawrence
N. Rynd, secretary-treasurer. The
annual dinner was held at Hotel
Roxboro, where table decorations
were in traditional blue and
'white. ..... .
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Troop 49 Has
Speakers From
Western States
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The meeting of Troop 49 Boy
Scouts of America was held Wed
nesday night, December 4, The
meeting was regarded the most
interesting the troop has had in
a long time. These were two
young men present who were
former scouts and are interest
ed very much, Frpd
Gayman, and Jennings Johnson,
Elders of the Church Latter Day
Saints, Mr. Gayman lies from
Utah and Mr. Johnson from Ari
zona. Each of them gave a very
good talk on his country and the
scouting which .he had had.
Mr. Johnsqp told us about the
Grand Canyon and .his experi-j
ences there. Mr. Gayman told ofj
his experience at Salt Lake andi
theu.rireat National Stone Park.
Business was then taken up and
made for Christmas light-
Pffig of the Court House. A song,
“God Bless America,” was sung.
The meeting closed by the Scout
master’s Benediction..
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Invited Back
Silver Moon quartet, composed
of Roxboro Negroes, _ who sang
two weeks ago at.Jhree Bennetts
vme.,s. C., churches, have been
invite& h) feat city to give a re
peat Jcoitcert series on Sjpiday,
December 29, according to . an
nouncement /made today. While
IjEriftute to South Carolina the
gnotfp also stopped ftt the State
and gave an early
morning recital for patients there.
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GEl< deGAULLE’S AGENT
HEBE SAYS MARTINIQUE
FAVORS BRITISH VICTORY
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Washington .Dec.—The strategic
Caribbean island of Martinique
was promised tonight as a site
for a U. S. Naval base if and when
General Charles DeGaulle’s
Frencjiiwen” gain control there.
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Intact After Bomb Threat
Charleston Navy Yard, Boston, which was protected by a cordon ot
more than 100 police and a detachment of marines after"a navy official
had received information that a workman would attempt to earry a time
bomb and dynamite into the navy yard in a lunchbox, when the Rates
were opened for the day shift. A thorough search revealed nothing
whatever.
DR. KOCH TO BE
AT HIGH SCHOOL
MONDAYINIGHT
Will Give Famous Dickens
Story As P T A Benefit.
Heading the ticket committee]
for the Roxboro high school
Patent Teachers association ben
efit reading of Dickens’ “Christ
mas Carol” by Dr. Frederick H.l
Koch, Monday evening, December
9, at the school auditorium, at 8
o’clock are Mrs. A. F. Nichols and 1
Miss Roxannah Yancey, of the
faculty. Others in the association]
are also acting as selling agents)
and will be gladf'to supply pro-]
spectjve With tickets,
which are moderate for adults
and even lower for children.
Tickets will also be sold at
Thomas and Oakley Drug Store]
on Monday. .
Music for the event will consist
of Christmas Carols and tradi- ]
tional tunes under direction of
Wallace W. Woods, with Mrs.
Woods at the piano.
. Dr. Koch, head of the Play
makers and the department of
.Spama at the University of Nojjth
Carolina, has been
ings of the Dickens’ classic for
years and has appeared as its in
terpreter at both Town Hall and
Columbia University, New York.
First public reading of the story
was given by Dr. Koch in 1905,
when he was a young instructor
at the University of North Da-]
kota.
Along The Way—
With the Editor
What a supper it was and how p. T. Whitt, Sr. did en
joy it! The other night O. W. Long had a birthday sppper and
Mr. Whitt was there. He ate well of the chitterlings, enjoyed a
few birds,' liked the chicken fine, tried quite a bit of ifcjb pork
and did O. K. by the spare rib. Os course he was glaeM» get
the fruit cake. On top of all this he Went home and said that
he was feeling fine. A majority of those present wondered
how any human being could eat so much and still feel good.
Bill Minor was also present.at this party. Bill may be small
in size, but you have no idea how much a little man can eat
until you See. him pack it away. This little Minor boy was in
great shape that night and this writer nominates him for the
All American 1 team.
A number "Os boys from Roxboro went goose hunting last'
weeRT Frank Whitfield had been going with tee crowd each
time. This writer wonders why he dia not go. We can’t believe
that he is broke and He claims that he is not hen-pecked. We
know that he likes to hunt and so the only reason that we
. can see why he stayed at home is that ht wanted to be made
chairman of tee board of County commisioners.
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Postmaster Carlton told this writer to be very careful.with
this column. Be said that tie was afraid tee writer might get
punched in the nose some day. And for fear that ,we might
get punched tpday, we are goirjg to sign off until next week.
CHURCH CLASS
The Philathea Class of First
Baptist church will meet in the
class room on Tuesday evening
~t 7:30 o’clock for its regular mon
thly business meeting and social
hour. Mrs. W. F. West, teacher of
'he class, together with Mes ta
mes R. H. Harris arid H. D. You
'jng, will serve as hostesses. All
l members of the glass are urged to
Circle No. 5 of the First Bap
•; tist. UliUrch has postponed its
? regular monthly meeting until
Decembed 16th at 7:30
I o’clock. The meeting will be held
o* that time in the home of Mis-
I I ses Maude and Mable Montague.
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-j GREEK TROOPS MARCH
TO PORTO EDDA
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Athens, Dec.6 —Greek troops
I marched triumphantly into Por-
I to Edda, today, it was officially
announced here, and thus fell a
' vital Italian sea base in southern
Albania.
The Fascists had retired to the
north, but said reports from the
’ front, they had left great/-'Stores
of war materials, some of which
they had set afire.
Strike at Argirocastro
The occupation of the ancient
town, for tO centuries an lonian
seaport, appeared ■to have been
without material incident, and all
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the heavy fighting in the south
’ j ern sector was about Argirocas
| tro, which lies some 15 miles to
t '.he northeast.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS
TURNED ON HERE
FRIDAY EVENING
Parade Monday, December
16 Is Next Event On Christ
mas Program Here.
Frist welcome to Christmas was
given here Friday night, when gay
street decorations and Christmas
lights marked the opening oi the
Roxboro holiday trading season.
Merchants whose stores are till
ed with toys and gifts appropri
ate to the Santa Claus season had
their windows decorated and lull
of gifts suitable to the occasion.
Sponsor of the city’s holiday
-estival parade next week, wnich
.1 is expected will greatly stimu
late trading in this area will be
the Roxboro Chamber of Com
merce, of which Wallace W.
Woods, executive secretary, with
cooperation of other members and
merchants will be in charge. Mr.
Woods is now engaged in working
out complete details for the par
ade and will have a number of
committee conferences with those
who are assisting with plans for
, the event.
Holiday lights have been strung
across streets in the downtown
buiness district and the number
of lights is considerably laiger
than last years. Additional decor
ative touches are now being work
ed out in connection with the par
ade.
Also adding to attractiveness
of the city are lights and decor
ations on lawns and private resi
dences. Crowds who attended last
year’s Christmas opening here
again thronged the streets last
night and many are expected to
return this week and next.
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Riggsbee, Kirby
And Others Take
Oath Os Office
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Person County officials, who,
with Commissioners Sam Byrd
Winstead, D. M. Cash and Frank
:T. Whitfield, took oath of office
test week before the clerk of the
court, included J. Brodie Riggs
bee, treasurer, and W. T. Kirby,
register of deeds, both of whom
were re-elected by large majori
ties in November balloting. Coun
ty Surveyor W. Roy Cates, not
present at the time the others
were sworn in was administered
the oath 'later in the week. Cates
was unopposed for re-election.
Legislative officials from Per
son are Flem D. Long, senator,
and R. & Burns, in the House,
both of whom will begin their
terms of office in January. Lieu
tenant Governor Elect, R. L. Har
ris, of this city, who is assisting
in plans for inauguration of J.
Melville Broughton as governor,
will also take office in January.
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Mail Early
For Xmas
Delivery
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L. M. Carlton, postmaster is
urging all people of this comity to
shop now and mail early for
Christmas. He also advises that
you register or insure your gifts
that you are to mail.
Mr. Carlton and the entire force
at the postoffice would appreciate
your heeding of the above ad
vice. Postoffice employes have a
rather hard time during the
Christmas rush and anything that
you can do to help relieve this
situation will be appreciated by
vhem and will also insure you bet
ter service, Mr. Carlton pointed
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1940 -
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Protests Result In Change of
Order Closing WPA Project
Highway Men
To Meet Here
Monday A. M.
S. M. Bason, of Yanceyville,
and other members of the dis
trict highway commission will
meet in Roxboro Monday for the
regular monthly meeting.
This meeting will be held in
the Person County courthouse and
will begin at ten o'clock. It is
thought that the meeting will
continue until three o’clock in the
afternoon.
Purpose of this meeting is to
hear petitions for roads and to
consider other matters pertain
ing to the road program.
LOUIS PAYLOR TO
FACE TRIAL ON
MURDER CHARGE
Preliminary Hearing Set
For Tuesday In Recorder's
Court.
Preliminary hearing for Louis
Paylor, Person Negro, wanted for
almost a year on a murder charge
in connection with the fatal stab
bing of Fleming Talley, another
Negro resident of the county, will
be held in Person Recorder’s
court Tuesday morning before
judge R. B. Dawes, following
Paylor’s apprehension last week
at Whitemarsh, Pa.. Philadelphia
suburb.
It is expected that Paylor, whose
brother Henry Paylor has al-l
ready served a road sentence for
his part in the slaying, will be
bound over to Superior
trial at the January term before
Judge Henry A. Grady. The al
leged murder occurred in Person
county on December 10, 1939, and
Louis Paylor immediately left
the state. He was returned to
Roxboro Thursday, being accom
panied by Person deputies Bob
Whitt, Erasmus Clayton and Jim
Anderson.
When arrested at Whitemarsh]
Paylor was employed at a YMCA
as cook. He is now in Person jail,
without bond. Preliminary hear
ing, incidentally, will be held ex
actly one year after the alleged
crime was committed.
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Rotary Ladies
Night Planned
H ,i
Annual "Ladies Night” pro
gram of the Roxboro Rotary club
will be held at Hotel Roxboro at
7 o’clock on Thursday evening, 1
December 12, according to plans
made at the meeting last week
Program details have not been
completed hut it is expected that
the affair will be as impressive
and as enjoyable as others have
been.
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AT ODDS WITH PENNIES
Pittsburgh, Dec.— Montefiore
Hospital and Patient David
Bloomfield are at odds because
he wants to pay part of 6is .b)fl
with 4,980 pennies.
The 50-year-old grocer’s»Haro*
ily for years saved pennies as
sort of a hobby. He needed mon
ey for an operatiqdr'and took a
35-pound sack of'coins with teim
to the hospital**
“It would lake us all week to
count theringMf the banks won’t
even declared U»e
hospital Clshterln rejeedng the
payment.
“I, expect to leave the hospital
.Saturday,” said Bloomfied, ‘and
**hey can take the pennies, or
else.”
THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
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PREMIER NEWSPAPER
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* A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Privy Project In Person
Area Will Be Continued.
Workmen Report To Whit
ten. *
Consultation with Sanitarian T.
J. Fowler and with Dr. A. D. Al
len, the last named of whom was
present at a WPA conference held :
here Friday, revealed that the
Sanitation Privy project schedul
ed to have been suspended on
Tuesday, December 10. after '
ing been in operation in J.brts area
for two years, will be continued.
Decision to continue this WPA.
supported project, which is under
direction cf S. R. Whitten, was
reached at the Friday meeting,
which was called after messages
of protest against the closing or
der had been received from a
number of Person and Roxboro
citizens. The meeting was held
at suggestion of Roxboro City
Manager Percy Bloxam, who is
also chairman of the Person WPA
Advisory board.
Present for the conference were
James A. McGready, of Durham,
district supervisor and others. It
was said that the original suspen
sion order to have been effective
for 90 days was contemplated be
cause of need for more workers
at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, where
the Selective Service program
has caused great expansion of
building activity.
Both Dr. Allen and Sanitarian
Fowler, as well as others* in the
Person area, are pleased that the
project will not be abandoned
now. Numbers of privies have
been constructed and installed at
various rural homes in the coun
ty and it is felt that any other
action than continuance would
at this time have been most un
fortunate.
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Club Women Have
Recreation Night
At Club House
j At the meeting of the County
Council of Home Demonstration
Clubs last month it. was decided
that a county-wide recreational
program with all clubs partici
pating would be held. Mrs. R. A.
Gentry of the Allensville Club
was appointed chairman of the
recreation committee.
The recreational meeting plan
ned for was held in the Ameri
can Legion Hut Roxboro Friday
] night, December 6, at 7:30 p. m.
with seventy-five men and women
from the various communities en
tering into the entertainment.
| Mrs. Gentry, who presided,
proved herself a splendid leader
and kept things lively every min- ”
I ute of the time so that everyone
felt that they really would have
| missed something had they not
I gone. As her capable assistant
Mrs. Gentry had Miss Ruth Sears
and MiSs Mary Larkin Gentry,
both members of the Allensville,
school faculty.
Fpr some of the guests, who for
various reasons did not play ac
flee games, CJbinese checkers and
fiddlestick*'wprp,jpfr r>l )jjg ILm
ever,'there were llfgfafay.
Ume thatqtwqne
thing to keep them. .amused
<^»cSf PP,eS WCre
the .club
presented h«r with
As wT^yfe
1 sir
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NUMBER SEVEN
    

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