Oar Job Is to Save
L\\ S<- Evtry Pay Day
Two Judges May Be
For January Terms
To Serve Here
New Judges Will Hear
Cases Against Cates,
Johnson And Aiken. Old
May Come Up.
Person Superior Court, Janu
ary term, scheduled to begin on
Monday, the 25, and to continue
for two weeks, will have as pre
siding judges C. E. Thompson,
of Elizabeth City, for first week,
a mixed' term, and Richard D.
Dixon, of Edenton, for second
week, beginning Feb. 1, for trial
of civil cases, according to R. A.
Bulicck, assistant clerk of Per
Judge Thompson resident jud
ge of the first district and reg
ularly assigned to Person for
next six months, goes to Oxford
for Granville court' Feb. 1, and
for this reason Judge Dixon is
to held second week in Person.
Neither of the two judges has
previously held a court in Per
son, both being among newer
Superior judges in the State.
In criminal division, cases to
come up include those against
William Cates, 14, Negro, charg
ed with attempted assault with
inten o ccmmi rape; James
Johnson, 25, also a Negro, charg
ed wih assault with intent to
kill; and Willie Thomas Aiken,
Roboro white man, 27 years of
age, charged with robbery from
Arthur F. Perkins, of Roxboro.
In civil division it is probable
that whatever is left of the
developing nearly a year ago be
cause of the death of Thomas P.
Whitfield in a Person Jail cell,
will be disposed of.
Os interest to Person residents
will be the trials of Bernice
Mooney, 20, and Elmia Oakley,
25, Person men, charged with
manslaughter in connection with
the alleged hit-and-run killing
of Tom Wilkerson, 35, Granville
Negro, Dec. 13. The raises will
come up before Judge Thompson
Now At End
Person WPA surplus commod
ities room is now closed in con
formity with abandonment of
the WPA program, according to
Mrs. T. C. Wagst'aff, Person WP
A and welfare director, who said
that closing of the surplus com
modities project brings to an end
one of the oldest relief programs,
instituted here in 1932.
Under the surplus commodi
ties program food supplies were
furnished to families with de
finite needs. Keeper of the Per
son surplus commodities room
in the court hfeUse (las’ been
Boyce who has re-]
cently received di&npensation forj
the remainder of salary due.j
Alexander’s wife is now taking
a course in airplane engineering,
a WPA appointment secured be
fore abandonment' of WPA was
announced. She will complete
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C„ THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1943
Rites Held For
At Her Home
Ceffo Woman Probably
Oldest Resident Os Per
Mrs. Jane Clayton, 98, proba- j
bly the oldest resident of Person i
Ccunty, died early Tuesday I
morning at her home at Ceffo. j
. Wife of the late Marion Thomas.
Clayton, Confederate veteran,
who died in 1920, she was born;
in Person County Oct. 3, 1844,
and lived through five of seven
[ wars in which the United States
[' has been engaged.
Funeral was held Wednesday
. afternoon at two o’clock at her
late residence, with interment in l
. the family cemetery near the'
. home. 11l two weeks,, death was 1
• attributed to infirmities of age. j
[ Daughter of the late Green
I and fine an Combs Clayton, shoj
; 1 lived all her life in the same
.j community. A Primitive Baptist,,
;jshe was a member of Story’s!
.: Creek church and later of Ebe-j
• nezer. Jlites were in charge of
j Elders Pruitt and Woods, and
j Rev. Rev Monk,
tl Surviving are two sons, four,
-1 daughters, twenty-four grand-,
ij children, thirty-eight great'
; J grandchildren and one great-]
-1 great grand-daughter, her photo-j
a ] graph with the last named hav- j
, j ing been taken only a few j
E: months ago. Also surviving are a j
i number of nieces and nephews, j
Sons surviving are: J. Alfi
> (Continued On Back Page!
: SANDERS GIVES
j FARM REPORT TO
:j COUNTY LEADERS
I Commissioners Hear
'| Farm Agent’s Summary
? | Os Work Done.
| Person County Farm extension
I I work in 1942, as carried out by
|H. K. Sanders and A. I. Park,
! agent and assistant agent, was
j reviewed by Sanders Monday in
his annual report presented to
I the County Commissioners,
j Digest of the eighty page re
j port is as follows"
“Extension work in Person
l County was carried on in 1942 j
| by the agricultural agent and the i
; assistant agricultural gent, who |
■'worked twelve months each. 1
‘ i They were on annual leave 6,
days and had 8 1-2 holidays. 88
(Continued on back page) i
1 Alkins Child Dies,
,j Rites Held Here
j Audrey 'Fay Alkins, fotnri
months-old daughter of Mr. andi
Mrs. Henry Alkins, of Roxboro, j
, died Tuesday afternoon in Watts!
[ Durham, following an 1
.■'[■operation. Funeral services wasj
■ ! held Wednesday afternoon at;
| four o’clock in Roxboro, with
r 'the Rev. J. N. Bowiman, of Pro
vidence Baptist church in charge.
Survivors include the parents,
j ;one brother Bobby Lex and one j
> sister, Frances Jeanette, all of
B TIMES a®
Jurors For |
ed For Inspections And
Reports. County Judge
And |Solicitor Named.
Person County Commissioners 1 ,
meeting in regular session onj
Monday, authorized selection of
the following citizens for Janu
ary-February Superior court jury^
J Clyde Oliver, A. E. Jordan, J.j
|T. Hjerton, J. W. Moore, J. E. j
I Pulliam, Reuben Strum, E. D.|
'Morton, C. H. Dunkley, W. E. j
'Wilkerson, C. B. Robertson, A.
; Y. Clayton, J. B. Wade; Simpson
Vaughan, E. B. Craven, Jr., and!
E. W. Garrett.
Also. N. T. Williams, H. C.j
Fogleman. J. W. Tillman, O. D.'
Deng, R. B. Brooks, E. C. Mims, j
. F. E. Chandler, Clyde Meadows,!
L Dee Davis. W. R. Wade, H. N.
, ]Foushee, H. F. Snipes, W. A.!
;■ Breeze, Jake C. Jones, S. P. Gen-'
! try. B. H. Oakley, L. W. Horton, j
I I S. G. Winstead. John W. Mooney,
J. B. Satterfield, Robefrt Hawk- j
, ins, J. C. Monk, M. J. Daniel, T, ]
G. Blalock, W. P. Barton, P. G.
; ; Dunivant and Martin Bohanon. j
. j Also, W. E. Tilley, T. J*.
I Crutchfield, Stanley E. Oakley,
t T. A. O’Briant, M. H. Hicks. G.
! C. Pulliam, Jim Fox, F. W. Rog
•] ers, A. W. Clayton, John McEl
. viny, J. Robert Reade, H. L. ■
1 ] Woods, G. W. Wrenn, (O. H.)l
. 1 C. C. Oakley, J. T. Brandon, W. I
. j 11. Oliver, Rennie Foushee 1 , J. E.
jDean, C. D. Oakley, Bunnie Luns
rl ford. J. W. Hill, A. L. Parham,
i; T. E. Evans and C. A. Hall, all
. j names in this group being in a
EI second list.
| Commissioners at this same
j session reappointed as Person
I Recorder’s court officials R. B.
j Dawes as judge and T. Fitz Dav
is as solicitor, terms being as of
j February 1, fer two years each,
I with salaries on basis now oper
W. H. Gentry, of Allensville,
one of two new commissioners,
was named to the Person County
Public Library board to succeed
D. M. Cash, former commission
er and board member, the ap
pointment being made by recom
mendation of the Library Board.
| W. T. Kirby, register of deeds,
’ J by authorization of Commission
“ i ers, has been requested to pur
’ | chase a land transfer title book
lin which tof keep required re
cords and to furnish hereafter
each year to each tax lister a
list of title transfers in his re
spective township, so that chang
“ I es may be recorded.
Authorization was given for
I purchase of a new well pump at
the County Home and resolu
| tions pertaining to reports from
| the Clerk of the Court’s office
Ito the treasurer and by the
| County auditor were adopted.
Present for the meeting were
Frank T. Whitfield, of Bushy
Fcrk, chairman, W. H. Gentry,
of Allensville, and M. Banks
Berry, of Roxboro, board mem
• i bers, together with R. P. Burns,!
I I attorney, and J. S. Walker, audi-j
, j tor, both of Roxboro.
; | BROTHER DIES
;| Funeral services were held;
i Wednesday in Huntington, W. |
Va., for Louis Burger, 66, a
. resident of that City and a ;
, brother of Karl Burger, manager J
■ | of Hotel Roxboro. Louis Burger
: died Tuesday in Huntington as- (
ter a heart attack.
Raleigh Rector i
'■ ft ' *il M _
THE REV. JOHN WRIGHT
j The Rev. John A. Wright, rse-l
| tor of Christ Episcopal church,:
i Raleigh, who will held a four-j
| day preaching mission at Saint,
j Mark’s church late in January, |
I will deliver his first message on I
Sunday night, January 24, at :
! 7:30 o’clock.
Other ssrviees will be held ;
: Monday, Tuesday and Wludnes- j
'day nights at the same 1 hour.j
! Services will be in simple form
i and will be featured by “ques-l
tion-box; programs. Prayers of (
j intercession will also ..be offered;
! and a cordial invitation te being;
| extended to all Person and Rox-1
: boro residents.
Rector of Saint Mark’s is the
Rev. Rufus J. Womble, who is,
' himself, a former resident of Ra
CONSULTANT ON i
; MANPOWER PLANS:
j Located In Roxboro. Has
j District Os Three Coun-
i 1 ties.
A. L. Goodwin, War Manpr w
, er commission representative un
j der NYA, has arrived in Rox
! boro for residence and while here
will serve a district composed of
f j Person, Granville and Caswell
j counties. He succeeds Mrs. Eliza
. j b:lh Brown, of Henderson, who
i has been transferred.
Goodwin, formerly of Raleigh,
M . .
|is particularly interested in in
, | terviewing young men and wo-
I i men, both white and Negro, bs
.'tween the ages of sixteen and
. j twenty-five, who may be inter
.' ested in taking training in wood
.j working, sheet metal, welding,
radio and machiru; shop work.
. I Training centers are to be in
. I Greensboro, Burlington, Durham,
c j Raleigh and Fayetteville. High
. | school graduates have good op
-' portunities. Knowledge of math
i [ ematics is helpful, especially in
-1 radio work. Gjcodwin will be at
-i his Roxboro office, Room 13,
I basement of the Poet! Office
-I building cm Friday and Saturday;
t! of each week, from nine until j
- 1 ten-thirty each morning, while |
I I on Monday and Tuesday he will j
1 1 be in Oxford and on Wednesday
:! and Thursday in Yanceyville. |
J His Roxboro address is box 263, j
>; room 13.
ri Roxboro has not previously;
,jhad a resident manpower com-:
;. mission representative.
,i __ k
, I SPEAKER
•! W. E. Debnam, of Raleigh, 1
j news commentator for WPTF,
I will speak Saturday night at]
! Person County Court' House at
! an open meeting of Lester Black-;
I well Post of the American Le-!
I gkn at 7:30 o'clock. Those plan- (
ning to attend a dinner at Hotel
Roxboro earlier in the evening
Jat which Debnam; is to be a
guest are requested to notify
Dr. B. A. Thaxton, post com-.
Governor Wants Post War Plan
And Urges Care With Surplus
SHORE RETIRES I
AS HEAD AFTER ,
LONG SERVICE |
New Leader Os Person i
Ministerial Association j
Is Rev. J. N. Bowman.
Person Ministerial association,
cf which the Rev. J. H. Bow-j
man, Baptist minister, is chair- •
; man, will have its monthly meet-;
l ing on Monday, January 11, ac-j 1
j cording to the association secre-j 1
I tary, the Rev. Rufus J. Womble,
I who, with the Rev. Mr. Bfcwman, 1
I was chosen as an official at the j
■ December meeting.
i To be honored at the session!
j next week is the retiring chair- j
\ man the Rev. J. H. Shore Meth
| odist minister who has for sever
: al years been head cf the organ
| ization and at this time a gift
will be presented to him by the j.
| eighteen members,
j Program will be devoted, to j
j planning a sustained program for
j the monthly series. Meetings are
' now held on Monday after the
second Sunday of each month.
Retiring secretary is the; Rev. F.
B. Peole, al?|c a Methodist min
j inter. Purpolse of the~'association
| is promotion of Christian ideals
! and fellowship in various Pro
. testant denominations.
.!' The Rev. Mr. Shore, veteran \
j minister in his church, has for
j several years since his retire
jment from an active pastorate
j lived in Person County. Members
I of the association have been par-
I ticularly interested in develop- j
■ ment of the voluntary Bible
teaching course at Roxboro high
.! school and in the cultivation of
. | cordial County and City rela- 1
.| tionships wit# Camp, Butner
Both problems were discussed
[j by the Rev. W. F. West, of Rox-;
_| boro First Baptist church at the,
, 1 last meeting. The new secretary,!
| the Rev. Mr. Womble, is rector
; of Saint Mark’s Episcopal church.
, Dr. George Carver
!| Famed Scientist
j Dies At Tuskegee
(| TUSKEEGEE, Ala., Jan. 6. j
• ■ Dr. George Washington Carver, j
- j the noted Negro scientist, died;
1 ! Tuesday at his home of Tuskegee
( Dr. Carver had been in fail-|
‘ ing health for some months and!
f j was confined to his bed for the]
! I past 10 days.
I I Born of slave parents, at Dia-,
. | mond Grove, Mo., he never was |
' Sure of his birth date, but once!
| estimated that it was “about;
] He became a member of the]
: Tuskegee Institute faculty in ]
' 1894 and has been attached to
the Negro institution ever since.
Dr. Carver was recognied as;
I one of the outstanding scientists
l in the field of agricultural re- j
* search. He discovered scores of,
] uses for such lowly products as
sweet potatoes, peanuts and
] clay. From the South’s red clay
] and sandy loam, he developed
( ink, pigments, cosmetics?, paper,
paint, and many other articles.
Mr. and Mr?. R. P. Burns
, went to Raleigh Tuesday. Mr. j
Burnis is Person Representative’
1 in the House.
Bond Sales Uph
Again; Hunter '
Praises Work | ]
I’erson School Plan Will I
Be Written Up By Treas- j
December War Bond sales in
Person County reached $80,512- '
.50, according to Gordon C. Hunt
•cr of Roxboro, Person chairman' 1
cf sales who says that' next is- ] A
sue of the Minute Man, monthly
publication of the treasury de- j 1
partment, is to carry a story of
the Person plan for selling War, 1
Bonds and stamps through pub- j
lie schools, with assistance froirij*
! ~ j i
Hunter at the same time adds
that $421,500 worth of Bonds and _
notes have been sold in Decern-:
•ber in Person County through '
| the Victory Committee.
The regular War Bond com- 1
' mittee no : longer gets credit for] 1
the Sale of F & G Bonds. These i '
have been turned over to the'
Victory Committee. It w'as the j
Victory Committer's job to sell,
nine billion dollars worth of:
Government Bonds during the'
month of December. Those bonds,
consisted of Income tax notes, 1
; Coupon Bonds and F & G Bonds.!
i The Victory Committee s’old j
in twenty three days of Decern-]
ber twelve billion nine hundred
million dollars in these Bonds^!
:cr exceeded their quota by three
billion nine hundred million,
j The Victory Committee in Per
, son County sold $421,500.00 of;
these Bonds and Notes in Person]
, County'during December. Secre-,
tary of the Treasury, Henry
. 1 Morgentheau, Jr., in commenting]
'in the sale; stated: 'There is
comfort for all of us in this,
! years response by the people to
J (Continued on back page) !
GETS GASOLINE i
| SIGNALS CROSSED ]
Stations Here First Or
j dered Not To Sell, Then j
Get Go Signal
Pleasure driving restrictions;
■ j announced tloday, apparently j
, | were foreshadowed here yester-j
, | day by confusion in announce- j
: ment of gasoline restrictions, thej
! confusion appearing to come ]
] from Raleigh.
j Early yesterday afternoon Per-]
] sion and Roxboro filling station'
| operators were notified of sus-;
] pension of A, B and C Coupons. ]
Later, after many stations had!
obeyed orders and prepared to
j close and numerous patrons had
] hastily bought what gasoline]
could be obtained, a second an-!
] nouncement countermanded the ]
first and permitted the sale of
| gasoline on all coupons. j
Both announcements here werei
issued by Philip L. Thomas,
j chairman s?f the Person War
, Price and Rationing board. The
first instruction was received by ]
Thomas in good, faith, according
,to Person Coordinator Percy
Bloxam, who consulted with him
last night after the “sell again”
order was received. Thomas is
said to have received the first',
announcement by telephone and ;
| the correction was made after he ];
■again talked with Raleigh offi-j,
] rials late in the afternoon. j;
Speaks Out On
Promises Again That
School Amendment Will
Be Amended. Praises
Published below is a virtually
compete text of the address of
Gov. J. Mevilk Broughton, de
livered in Raleigh at noon today
to members of the North Caro
lina General assembly, which
got underway yesterday with
Lieut. Gov. R. L. Harris, Repre
sentative Robert P. Burns ( both
from Person County) and other
officials in attendance.
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker,
and Members of the General As
sembly of North Carolina: One
hundred and fifty years ago the
3iat of government for the. State
of North Carolina w’as establish
ed at Raleigh. Sine? that time
the chosen representatives of the
people hav|e met in the Capital
1 City fer annual, bionnial or spe
! cial sessions, and for more than
' one. hundred years such sessions
! have been held in this historic
I Captial Building. In all that peri
od no session of the General As
i sembly of North Carolina has’
met under circumstances so fate
i ful cr critical -as now’, confronts
i the world of which we are a
part. For the first time in all re
corded history truly global war
Under thjese circumstances
there can be ftp place for non
] essential, experimental or petty
j legislation. The one thought up
permost in the minds and hearts
of the people whom you and 1
represent is to win this war.. It te
I our duty insofar as we can to
' see to it that North Carolina shall
Jdo its full part, and more, to
j wards the consummation of vic
tory and peace; and any legisla
tion that may h? essential for
I these purposes should receive
] preferred consideratien. Further-
I more, it may well be observed
] that critical and emergency con
. ditions throughout the state, the
i anxiety of mind on thi? part of
[ all our people; and other circum
] stanaes incident to war are such
j as to make it desirable that this
j session of the General Assembly
j shall not be unduly prolonged.
] WAR LEGISLATION
j The Selective Service system
lis a federal function that is
j wisely being administered throu
] gh state and local cooperation,
i Too much cannot be said In
j praise of thjese local boards, ap
| peal boards and advisory com
' mittecs who, without compensa
tion and under difficult circum
j stances, are faithfully discharg
j ing a high responsibility. If any
I legislation, either state or local,
I is needed to facilitate the work
of these boards, I urge that such
be given favorable action.
Under the leadership of the
State Council for Defense there
has been set up in the State a
civilian defense program, with
local units in every city and
county of/ the state. While this
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The Rev. Dan E. Goldsmith-,
of Union Theological Seminary;
Richmond, Va., will be guest
preacher Sunday morning as
eleven o’clock at Roxboro Pres
byterian church. , jj