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1 VIEWS OF NEWS—
i|’Ai>JIJOF|N T MENT
f:*’ Washington, Dec. 20. —Admin-
istration leaders abandoned nope
of adjourning the lingering 76tn
JGohgress and arranged to connn
(*-Hein session over the holidays by
4t series of three-day recesses.
* . House leaders had planned to
'*offer an adjournment resolution
r today if the prospects for its suc
cess were good. They then learned
i that at least one Republican mom -
ber could and would block a re
quest for unanimous consent to
O’ i Senate Majority Leader Aiben
W. Barkley joined house leaders
in deciding that any attemot to
K adjourn this session sin die would
if be futile and that no such effort
“< would be made.
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f* AW ASKS AID
ra, Detroit. Dec.—The C. I. O. Un-it-
Automobile Workers appeal
: %d to President Roosevelt for fed-
L’ Iferal intervention to “dissuade”
the Ford Motor Company from
krTts provocative efforts” to ‘pro-
a strike in its plants.”
| Michael F. Widman, Jr., head of
l the union’s campaign to organize
[ Ford workers, charged in a tele
r gram to the President that 110
L Ford workers were fired Wed-
in “open and arrogant
i ■ violation of the labor laws. ’
t WESTERN UNION CLEARED
| OF CONSPIRACY CHARGE
Chicago, Dec.—The Federal
L Court threw out an indictment
I’ charging the Western Union Tel
t egraph Company and 11 individ-
L uals with conspiracy to violate
[ the lottery laws by sending horse
r racing results over interstate
The charges were dropped
Lwhen Judge William H. Holly
f sustained a demurrer to the in-
I dktment returned in April. Most
f of the individual defendants were
f associates of M. L. Annenberg,
l former Racing News magnate,
Pt.ow serving a prison term for in-
L come tax evasion.
I LOCAL WOMAN TO SHARE
I IN NEW YORK ESTATE
Durham, Dec.—Under the will
F e s Owen B. Winters, advertising
f executive, filed for probate in
L Surrogates Court in New York,
| Mrs. -Richard Eastman of 2108
[ Club Boulevard, Winters’ daugh-
I ter, ifuamed a legatee. Mrs. East
[ B left the income from one
| third dtthe residuary estate with
I that share of the principal to be
I pH to her when she reaches the
| age of 30.
8 V" Eastman will receive in
I addition one-sixth of the residu
fe ary estate at the death of Louise
Hl3. Winters, wife of the testator.
I COLLEGE SETTLES ANTI-
B■ AMERICAN CHARGE
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Dec.—A $2,500 claim
Kggpdot Commonwealth College—
K.adbtvlcted of anarchy, failure to
the American flag and of
Eilfwlnyinr the hammer and sickle
■UpOtJet Russia—was settled to-
If feßSsssaining property of the
ijprrnrr resident labor school was
at auction. The sale brought
il&jeStimated $1,200. A sale ear
.week of livestock and
Equipment netted $4,000. A
ptufe-made up of mor# .than
p::f,®toßpbi|Bes was sold to a min-
Moving Against Italians in Egypt
Newly arrived British reinforcements in Egypt leave camp in Cairo for a route march, part of the training
they receive to accustom themselves to conditions of desert warfare. After a long quiet on the front in west
ern Egypt, the British have retaken Sidi Barrani, which they lost in October.
To Be Installed
New Year’s Eve
C. A. Harris, re-elected as Mas
ter of Person Lodge 113 at a meet
ing held this week, today announ
ced that installation of all officers
chosen will be held at the Ma
sonic Hall here on the evening of
Tuesday, December 31.
Those to be installed with Mr.
Harris include: N. H. Fox, senior
warden, re-elected; O. C. Hull,
junior warden; W. R. Gentry,
secretary; W. H. Harris, treasur
er and C. A. Bowen, assistant
treasurer, both re-elected, as were
J. W. Green, senior deacon, D.
R. Taylor, junior deacon, end
Meade Sparrow, senior steward.
Also elected and to be installed
are Dr. B. A. Thaxton, junior
steward, and A. S. Hassan, tiler.
Committees for the year will be
announced later, Mr. Harris said.
TO BE AWAY IN
High School Faculty Mem
bers Leave For Homes,
Many Out of the State.
Roxboro high school faculty
members leaving during the week
for Christmas vacations include
Supervising principal and Mrs.
H. C. Gaddy, who will be with
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Chandler,
Route 5, Monroe, and Mr. and
Mrs. N. C. Tilley, who will go to
409 Pickens Court, Rock Hill,
Others to be away during the
holidays are Mr. and Mrs. George
Wirtz, who will visit his parents,
North Race street, Princeton, In
diana, and Mrs. J. Leo Rabon,
who with Mr. Rabon will be in
Asheboro. Also going to South
Carolina will be Miss Mattie Lee
Rogers, of Abbeville. Miss Kath
leen Soles will be at her home at
WHiteville, while Miss Helen
Melton will be at Hendersonville,
Route 2. Mrs. Madaline C. Trow
bridge will be at Davidson Col
Miss Ida F. Davis will be in
Burgaw, while Mrs. William Har
ris m, will be in Dobson. Glenn
Titus will be at 1035 - 9th street,
Those remaining in Roxboro
for the holidays are Mrs. A. F.
Nichols, Mrs. B. G. Clayton, Mrs.
Lawrence N. Rynd and Miss Rox
County Superintendent of
Schools, R. B. Griffin, with Mrs.
Griffin and their small daughter,
will be in Raleigh with members
of Mr. Griffin's family.
Day In City
Roxboro saw one of its busiest
days in years yesterday. At one
time during the afternoon the
sidewalks of Main Street were
so crowded it was a task to walk.
All stores reported a nice busi
ness and bonus money was in ap
Monday and Tuesday of this
week are also expected to be good
selling days, and stores, will* re
main open at night.
Employees of Collins and Aik
man corporation, plant E. at CV-
Vel, near Roxboro, Friday after -j
noon received with their weekly
salaries Xmas bonus checks of
$25 each, highest bonus ever paid
at this plant, according to resi
dent manager, S. M. Ford. Pre
vious high was S2O, .while .last
year’s holiday bonus .was .only
$5.00 The $38,425 bonus was dis
tributed to 1.537 employees, exe
cutive officers not participating.
Officials of other mills in this
area declined to make public
statements in regard to bonuses.
Along The Way
With the Editor
Just a few more requests and we are through for this
year. We hate to bother you at this late hour, but these boys
are in need of a few things and so we pass our requests on to
Bring R. B. Griffin, our education superintendent, about
three new shirts. Commencements will soon be coming around
and the two that he had last year will not be enough for this
year. He needs at least five shirts to take him through the
commencement series. He would also appreciate a new can of
shoe polish. We hope that this is not asking for too much for
Bring H. K. Sanders a new Agricultural Building. That
man wants one as bad as any kid wants a new train. We
know that buildings like this cost a lot of money, but H. K.
wants that building something awful and if you could give it
to him now you sure would save a lot of time and trouble.
See him for the details.
Bring-Dr. JV D. Fitzgerald a nice new electric train. Bring
one that has a whistle and lots of things that go up and down.
Put all the extras on it that you can afford. He wants that
train and we are sure that he can operate it after a certain
length of time. Bring him a red one if you have it in stock.
Please bring John Brewer, our Olive Hill farmer and
warehouseman, another pair of shoes. John goes to church ev
ery now and then and needs an extra pair. He is a hard work
er and sometimes he gets his shoes dirty. Then he needs an
extra pair for a change. Bring size 15 and make sure that
they are winter shoes. He doesn’t need any for the summer
Now Santa, if you can’t bring all of theie things we won’t,
fault you, but we hope (hat you can. <
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Wade and Wade
Make Front Page
Charlie Wade, popular Roxboro
police officer, who has been with
the force for a number of years
wants all his friends • to know
that he has never wittingly been
guilty of forgery and that he has
never, except in official capa
cities been in jail. Policeman
Charlie’s “troubles” started Thur
sday when a Negro man, Norman
Wade, alias Charlie Wade, attemp
ted to cash a ch£ck taken A froqa
the office of a tobacco company
with intentions of passing it at
a bank by forgery.
Even the forgery port went
wrong, because “Norman-Chariie”
signed his own name on the line
where the forged signature of his
employer should have appeared.
“Charlie-Norman” is now in jail,
but it did not take two minutes
for gossip to twist the story,
greatly to temporary detriment of
Charlie, the policeman.
RABONS HAVE MOVED
Leo. Rabon, assistant to J. Y
Blanks, Person county FSA sup
ervisor has been transferred tc
Asheboro, N. C. where he will be
FSA supervisor of Randolph
Mrs. Rabon, who has been
tesyching in Roxboro, will also
move to Asheboro.
HAL KEMP WHO
WON FAME AS
Tar Heel, Native of Char
lotte, Had Won National
Madera, Calif., Doc. 21.—Hal |
Kemp, 36, orchestra leader, died j
♦oday of complications that Jo-'
veloped from injuries he suffer-1
cd in an automobile accident Wed - ]
Death , was caused by pneu -
m nia. His physicians announced
yesterday that his condition was
grave, and he was. placed in an
The bandleader lived in Bov-]
erly Hills, llis wife was. at. his
One. of Kemp’s lungs was purie-l
♦tired and several ribs were trek- 1.
en. when his car and another col
lided near here. Yesterday pneu-1
mania developed in the injured |
lung, and spread to the other. |
The tall, angular musician from'
the University of North Carolina
won nationwide recognition with
his orchestra which broadcast
regularly over radio hookups and
had appeared in moving pictures.
He married Martha Stephen
son, then a 19-year-old New York
debutante at Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan.
The previous year he was di
vorced from the former Bessie
Slaughter of Dallas, Texas.
Kemp was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas D. Kemp of Char
lotte, N. C., and attended the Un
iversity of North Carolina.
“He married the former Bessie
Slaughter of Dallas, Texas, about
nine years ago. They were quiet j
ly divorced in Chicago in July
1938, after an amicable decision to
In January, 1939, he married
debutante Martha Stephenson cl’
New York, Their marriage was
the culmination of a society-swing
romance. She was widely known
in New York’s case society set
A daughter was bom to the
Kemps in New York last July.
Large Number of Toys Will
Be Given To Children In
The County. Next Meeting
Members of the Roxboro Ro
tary Club brought two bushels of
toys to the meeting Thursday
night when the club met at Hotel
The toys have been turned over
to Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff, head of
the Person Welfare Department.
They will be distributed to
needy children over the county
prior to the time that Santa
Claus will arrive,
Thomas R. Bennett, president
of the Roxboro Chemical Corpor
ation spoke to his fellow mem
bers telling them a few interest
ing facts about how fertilizer is
The Rotary Club will not meet!
on December 26, but will hold its
usual meeting on January 2,
stated G. C. Hunter, president of
DIVORCES THIRD WIFE
Carson City, Nev., Dec.—Cor
nelius Vanderbilt _ Jr., divorced
his third wife, the former Helen
Warner of Clarksburg, W. Va.,
The scion of one of America's
best known families cited that
they had been separated for three
years, sufficient grounds for di
vorce in Nevada. Mrs. Vanderbilt
had failed in a previous attempt
to secure separate Maintenance.
City, Better In
SI.OO BILLS CIRCULATED
People in Person County
must love SI.OO bills. On Fri
y of last week the Peoples
Bank had 13,000 one dollar
bins, iutn followed a few bon
us payments over the county
and .by the time the bank clos
ed Saturday, they had paid out
all of their SI.OO bills.
The bank paid out enough j
dollar bills for every man,.wo
man and child hi the county i
to have three and a little more. |
j find if they did not get them j
fit was r.o fault of the bant.. j
; College Students
I Come Home For
College students now at home
for the holidays include: Miss
Peggy Ford, William and Mary,
Williamsburg, Va., Misses Grace
O. Clayton, Frnaces Winstead and
Mary Hester Austin, from Greens
boro college; Misses Lois Picker
ing, Rachel Fox, Annie S. Bar
rett, Helen Hall, Rachel Fox, Peg j
gy Brooks and Jessie Wilson, fromj
Louisburg college; Miss Mary]
Sievers Woody, from St. Mary's,
Raleigh, Miss Louise peele.
Greensboro college, and Misses
Nell Breeze and Rose Whitfield,
Ybung men wher are here for
! the holidays include: Bob Whit
ten, of the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, W. C. Bul
lock, Jr., also from Chapel Hill,
Ned Thomas, Lawrence Clarke,
111, and Ben Thaxton, from Wake
Forest, Billy Garrett, of Camp-|
hell college, Wiley Umstead, of I
Hampton-Sidney, James Feath
erston, Louisburg college, and
Drewey Chandler, N. C. State
School for the Deaf, Morganton
Christmas will soon be here
and people of this city appear to
be ready for the occasion. Mer
chants have had a grand rush for
the past several days and every
one seems to be rapidly getting
into the holiday mood.
Homes over the city and many
in the country are decorated in
true Christmas spirit and practi
cally every place of business has
some emblem to remind one of
Every effort is being made to
take care of the needy on Christ
mas Day and Old Santa has
promised to do his best to see to
it that no one be overlooked.
Generally speaking, all places
of business will be closed on De
j cmeber 25th and people will re
i main at home to enjoy the Day
of Days. Very few firms will ob
serve more than one entire day,
altKo employes may take two or
three days during the week by
working shifts with others.
WHO WANTS ONE?
POLICE WAIT TO FIND OUT
Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 20.—City
police picked up three big white
fellows last night after a harum
scarum chase and much wild con
fusion. They were prowling about
on an uptown street comer. And
the cops said that if nobody claim
ed the three prisoners today, the
officers would have a duck sup
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THE TIMES IS PERSON’S
A LEADER AT ALL TIMES.
Sales Slow In
Miss Stanfield and Mrs.
Carver Urge County aad
City Resident to Bay Be
fore January Ist.
License plate sates since De
cember 1, when 1941 tags were,
made available to Person resi
dents,, have totaled 1,512, to date
according, to Miss Mary Stanfield,
secretary of the Roxboro branch
of the Carolina Motor club, who
said that tags sold include those
tor passenger cars, trucks and
Information fru'i] the Roxboro
City hall, where city plates arc
on sal . nidr ates that only 129
such tags have been sold, a num
ber far short of the quantity; ex
pected to be role! before January
1. according to Mrs. Hattie C.
Carver. : secretary, who . handles
distribution of the plates.
Last year, said Mrs. Carver, 310
city tags had been sold by Jan
uary 1, and total number sold
during the year has reached 634.
No comparative figures on state
tags were available yesterday af
Both Miss Stanfield and Mrs.
Carver have requested that mo
otrists secure plates as early as
possible, as final date when 1940
plates may be used will be De
cember 31. All persons who op
erate cars with old plates after
that date will be subject to cita
tion for violation of traffic and
It is expected that the Motor
CluE office will be”' closed two
days, Christmas day and the day
after, for holdiays, but it will re
main open on all other week
Others Who Have Not Reg
istered Requested To Do
So In January.
Registration of eight Cub scouts,
minimum number required to
form a Pack was reported this
morning, folowing regular Satur
day den meeting at the Roxboro
Community house, with Rev. J.
M. Walker as leader.
Several new registerants were
received, among them S. Clarke,
Ronnie Thomas, W. D. Fisher,
Robert Willson, Donald Long,
Norman R. Tapp and Charles
Stewart, with only one re-reg
istration, R. B. (Sonny) Dawes,
Cub Pack officials stated that
fees have been paid by these boys
and that their names will go in
as charter members under the
new charter. It is known that at
least a dozen more boys have
been attending will pack meet
ings and it is hoped that they will
resume affiliation with the group
after the holidays.
First January den meeting will
be on Saturday the 4th. Boys
have been asked to remember
that the Pack meeting for that
month will be held on Monday,
January 20, and that a handicraft
exhibition will be given at that
time. Leaders have requested
that these handicraft projects be
worked on during Christmas hol
idays, since first weeks in Janu
ary will be taken up by school
The charter form will be for
warded to Scout Executive A. P.
Patterson, of the Cherokee Coun
cil, Reidsville at once in order
that it may be entered as of this
American railroads carry pas
sengers an average of 54 mites per
dollar today, as compared with S 3
miles In 19W. . .
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