Oar Job Is to Save
L\\ —Every Pay Day
Criminal Court To
Bs Opened Monday
By Judge Thompson
Earl Lewis Harris
Case On Appeal
Will Come Up
Second Week, For Civil
Cases Will Have Judge
Dixon, Os Edenton.
Person Superior Court, crimi
nal division, with Judge C. E.
Thompson, of Elizabeth City,
presiding, is scheduled to open
here Monday morning and is ex
pected to last one week, to be
followed on Monday, Feb. 1, by
a one week’s civil term under
Judge Richard D. Dixon, of
Edenton, since Judge Thompson
is to be in Oxford for Gran
ville court that week.
Before Judge Thompson in
Person court will be the case of
Earl Lewis Harris, Negro, 24,
charged with assault with a
deadly weapon, and appealed by
him after he and Desedee Cana
da, 18, also a Negro, charged
with a similar offense, had been
found guilty in Friday's Record
er’s court. ,
Harris and Canada, it will be
recalled, were engaged in a
fight cn Christmas eve and Cam
ada was wounded by Harris' and
sent to a Durham hospital for
treatment. Trial of the case in
lower court was delayed until
his recovery. June Ragland, 21,
third Negro in the affray, was
found not guilty. Canada had
judgement suspended, with pay
ment of $5 and costs, while Har
ris, under S2OO bond, appealed
from a sentence of eight months
on the roads, payment of sllO
for Canada’s hospital expenses
and the condition that he be ac
cepted by the Army.
Members of the Person Bar
met recently to draw up the cal
endar for the Civil Term, the
most interesting case on it be
ing that scheduled for Wednes
day, Feb. 3, "State of North
Carolina vs. M. T. Clayton et
al”, in other words, the case con
cerned with the jail-cell death
of Thomas P. Whitfield in Jan
uary of last year. Attorney for
Whitfield’s widow, a Greens
boro residest, is Harry R. Stan
ley, of that City.
Other Civil Actions are:
Joe C. Moore vs. Vassar Jones;
J. W. Chambers & wife vs. W.
T. Pass, Executor et al; Eleanor
Shorr vs. R. B. Dawes, Trustee,
etc.; Miriam Clayton vs. Dolian
Clayton; J. A. Vance Co. vs. G.
E. Stephens; Lucy Whitt Owen
vs. Zeb Owen; Drucilla Long
Jones vs. Horace J. C. Jones; In
the Matter of the Will of Paul
Ross; Cora Alkins Wade vs. Ivey
Wade and Beard of Commission
ers of Roxboro vs. Willie Barnett
& Person County.
In criminal division, cases to
come up include those against
William Cates, 14, Negro charg
ed with attempted assault with
intent to commit rape; James
Johnson, 25, also a Negro, charg
ed wih assault with intent to
kill; and Willie Thomas Aiken,
Roxboro white man, 27 years of
age, charged with robbery from
Arthur F. Perkins, of Roxboro.
And cases of John Henry Wal
ker, alias John Henry Warner,
30, and George Junior Lunsford,
28, both Negroes, charged with
robbery from Ernest Townsend,
also a Negro.
Os interest to Person residents
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- TIMES -
PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N.
Two Cub Packs
About Twenty Boys In
Each Group. Growth Os
Work Largely Tribute
To Womble. |
Now formally organized and'
re-erganized are Cub Packs No.
2 and No. 6, representing a split
ting of Pack No. 2 into two units.
In one Pack, with the Rev. Ru-j
fus J. Womble as Cubmaster, 1
sponsorship is by Saint Mark’s 1
Episcopal church, of which the 1
Rev. Mr. Womble is rector, while!
in the ether Pack, which has,
Preston Satterfield, Jr., as Cub-j
master, sponsorship is by Saint
Mary’s and Siaint Edward’s Cath-'
olic church. i
Pack committeemen for the ■
Saint Mark’s group are R. P.!
Michaels, Percy Bloxam and J.
W. DeWolf, Jr., while commit
teemen for the :cther Pack are
George W. Kane, George Curri
er and Gus Deering. The Rev.
Mr. Womble’s Pack meets each'
Wednesday afternoon at Rox
boro high school and Mr. Satter-!
field’s group on each Friday;
night at the Community house, |
Chub Lake street.
Beys in the day group are:'
Hugh Beam, John Ervin Brooks, i
James Lester, Ruffin Woody, l
James Sidney O’Briant, David
Barnett, Robert Kerr, Silas Sol-!
oman, Philip Thomas, Jr., Sam'
Harris, Daniel Moore, John M.
Humphries and Bill Bradsher,
while two boys below Cub age,
but associated with the Pack
are, Dewey Young, Jr., and
bert Burns, Jr., Henry Walker,!
In the night group are: Ro-
Jr., Kirk Kynoch, Larry Woods,
Latney Pittard, Jr., Heywood G.
Simpson, Jr., Abner Clayton, W.
T. Adcock, Vernon Thomas, Leon
Long, Bill Michie, Henry O’-
Briant, Jr., Russell Newell, Jr ; ,
Mack Abbitt and Jerry Bass,
With Jack' Michie, below Cub
age but associated with the
Two boys, Donald Long and i
John C. Dawes, will go with one
of the two Packs. Other boys
wh'o ar einterested and are ex
pected to get into the Packs aTej
Carl Thomas, Ben Williams,!
Charles Barnette and John S. |
City O’Possum Makes
One Trip Too Many
ForWade and Walker
A City opossum (species, Di
delphis virginiana) "chiefly noc
turnal, largely arboreal and al
most omnivorous”, met its match
here early Friday morning on
Lamar street, when two Roxboro
Policemen, Charles Wade and
George Walker, looking for more
human game, came upon the
slick-tailed animal near W. C.
Bullock’s lumber plant.
The ’possum blinked under
the search-light held by Walker.
Boon the chase was on. Wade,
A. L. GOODWIN HAS
PRAISES FOR JOB
Says Roxboro And Per
son Young Men And Wo- j
men Want Courses
A. L. Goodwin, district repre
sentative of the War Manpower |
cemmission under NYA, today,
said that work of accuring young
people for training is progressing
at good rate in the Roxboro
' area, where the ratio is three toj
I one in comparison with response!
j and acceptance in Caswell and
j Granville, two other counties in
i his district.
| Goodwin, who has residence!
jin Roxboro and is in his office j
l here on Friday and Saturday;
mornings in the Post Office’
j building frem 8:30 until 10, saysi
that need now is particularly
I acute for girls and young women j
in radio work, many of whom,
( can be trained in Raleigh,
j Women, according to Good- j
' win, have greater finger dexter
-1 itj* than men and their skill in
such work as radio repairs has
j been repeatedly illustrated.
Bob Whitten To
i Leave Soon For
1 Army Service
Robert Estes (Bob) Whitten,
of Roxbcro and Atlanta, Ga., a
, former University of North Car
j olina athlete and son of Mr. and
I Mrs. S. R. Whitten, of Roxboro,
[ is among Roxboro boys expect
j ed to go to Camp Croft, S. C.,
j for induction Wednesday. His
! wife is the former Miss Smith, of,
, Mullins, S. C. Mr. Whitten ar-1
j rived in Roxboro Friday and his!
wife 'is expected to join rim here j
i during periodl of his furlough.
| Mr. Whitten for the past sev-i
eral months has been in defense
j To Rotarians On
T. S. Royster, of Lexington,
district supervisor of the Farm
Security administration, guest'
speaker Thursday at Roxboro
Rotary club on a program spon
sored by Rotarian J. Y. Blanks,
discussed the farm program for
j 1943 and gave assurance that the
FISA is cooperating in all possi
Special guest was Charles
Spencer, of Raleigh, who after
j wards spoke at meeting of the’
j Person Schoolmasters’ club. Ro- J
I tary session was at Hotel Rox- j
who made the actual capture,
got down on his hands and
knees, and pulled the six-pound
animal from its hiding place un
der lumber. Strangle-hold was
on its tail.
Wade made the capture, but
Walker was the practical one: he
totok the critter to the country!
to fatten. Soon there will be
stew. That is the price the ’pos
sum will pay for making just!
one trip too many to a garbage,
can across the street.
C., SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 1943
By Spencer I
i i ■■ i
Couch And Griffin Pre- |
side. Organization Will j
Be Made Here.
Listing eight objectives of the 1
high schol Victory Corps pro-j
gram, Charles Spencer, of the |
'State Department of Public in- j
j struction, Raleigh, en Thursday
I night told members of the Per-.
! son Schoolmaster’s club and,
! special guests that the Corps is
' expected to:
j Act' as guide in helpful war!
' 'work, especially In critical ser- j
! vices and occupations; deal with'
[wartime citizenship problems;
1 provide physical fitness; give
[military drill; provide basic
trailing in mathematics and f
science; offer pre-flight train-;
ing in aeronautics; provide!
training i noccupational courses'
and stimulate community ser-j
Requirement's for general
Corps membership include: tak- 1
ing course best suited to indivi-!
dual needs, participating in phy-|
sical fitness training and partici
pating in recurring wartime act-!
ivities. Requirements for mem
! berships in the Service divisions
| are mere complex. Badges for
I both general and sevice mem
i berships are available.
| Presiding over the session,
: held in Roxboro high school lib
j rary, was Leon Couch, club pres
! ident. General discussion of the
t Corps plan was held and plans!
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I PRENTISS BROWN i
AS HEAD OF OPA
Promises To Safeguard In- i
terests Os Consumers; Sees
Slcjw Price Rise.
WASHINGTON, January 23.
Prentiss M. Brown, Lson Hen
derson’s successor as Price Ad
I ministrator, pledged himself to
safeguard the consumer’s inter-1
ests, but warned that a slow and i
orderly rise in living costs is in- j
“I don’t think you can hold
prices at a flat level,” the form
er Michigan Senator said on
ilcrmally taking over the job.
He appealed for public cooper
ation in the price control and ra-
I tioning programs and reiterated
that the keynote of his adminis-
J tration would be that price con
trols should be- viewed as pro
tection for the people rather than
He told a press conference
that he hoped he could do a job
satisfactory to the people and to
the Congress "as far as those
two groups can be satisfied,” but
acknowledged that “we will be
unable to please everyone—
there always will be disagree
ments and dissatisfaction.”
Meeting the newsmen a few
hours after he was sworn in by
Associate Supreme Court' Jus
tice William O. Douglas, the
soft-spoken and unassuming new
OPA boss parried a question
whether he would be “tough” by
“I don’t think I can change
my personality at the age pf 53.”
Even as he spoke, Henderson
said in a letter transmitting his
final report to Congress that
inflation can be held in check,
but that economic stabilization
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OF WHITE MEN TO
Names Os Negroes Who
Are Going Back Are Giv
en. Other List Held Back. j
January quota of Person and
Roxboro white men expected to
leave under Selective Service
on Wednesday morning for Camp
Croft .Spartanburg, S’. C., where
final examinations will take
place, is expected to be large,
according to Mrs. James Brooks,
Selective Service office manager,
but final list of those going may
not be available before first of
It is understood that some
changes in the list may be oc
casioned by farm deferments.
Among the men expected to
leave are a number of well
known young men, / seme of
whom have returned to Roxboro
from other cities in order to join
the group here and comply with
Released today is a list of Ne
gro men, first sent to Fort Bragg
on January, 15, who have spent
furloughs here and have retum-
I ed or will return to the service.
| They are: James O. Hester,
j James P. Carrington, John D
Featherston, Joseph E. Lee, Zeb
| ulon V. Woods, Jr., Carl Wyche,
! Henderson Stanfield, Alfred F.
1 Blackwell, Christmas C. Petti-
I ferd, James P. Torlan, Robert E
: Cole, Spencer Thomas, Jr., Rob
ert L. Lawson, Winard F. Talley.
Malvin Pulliam, Charlie New
man, Clemon Jay, Bruce Woody,
Floyd Hamlett and Leroy J.
Also, Felix F. Pettiford, Rufus
F. Taylor, Jonnie B. Villines,
Willie J. Johnson, Cathern Ram-
I sey, William H. Bradsher, Floyd
I D. Blackwell, Jchnnie C. Villines,
| Lonnie Rogers, James R. Bar
j nette, Alex Fuller, Jr., Otha L.
Blackwell, Charlie J. Pierce, Wil
lie D. Royster, Eugene Jordan,
Robert L. Ragland, Willia J.
Stanfield, John E. Brand and
1 Charlie M. Vanhook.
| Nmber of Negroes being re
turned is less than one half of
HAS TONSILS OUT
Miss Ruth Alene Young,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Dewey Young, of Roxboro, is re
! covering nicely after having had
j her tonsils removed at Commun
! ity hospital.
Along The Way
With the Editor
It has been very seldom that this column has ever had any
thing to say about women and every time that anything has'
been said the writer lived to regret it.
However, once again it will ba tried. I simply cannot resist
the temptation and to be perfectly frank about the matter I
think that these women that I am going to talk 1 about deserve
what is coming to them.
On Wednesday of this last week four wtmen, who did not
v care to walk or who were too old to walk, had to go to the Re
search Club. There was a rule against riding in a car or rather
against pleasure riding, and so they engaged a wagon and a
team of mules t'o haul them to th|e club. They decided to g’o
right down Main iStreet on the wagon, just to show off I guess.
There could have been no other reason, and down Main Street
they went. One of the ladies even wanted a horn to blow but'
why I Cculd not see as they attracted enough attention as they
These women were not young girls. They were grandmoth
ers, every last one of them. One had a birthday the next day
and I .just do not have the nerve to tell you how old she was.
They had to have help getting in the wagon and it .' took
two big men to help them in and out. As it happened this re was
not a broken leg in the bunch.
As a young boy my mother would have never let' me do
anything as 1 dangerous as that. The wagon could have broken
down or the mules could have run away.
Their names—Oh yes, I almost Iforgot, Mrs. Mamie Merritt,
Mrs. E. P. Dunlap, Mrs. R. L. 'Wilburn and Mrs. S. G. Winstead.
i Bloxam And W oods
Send Folger Airport
Messages From City
Os Red Cross j
j largest Quota Yet Re
,! eived Cals For 30,000 In
Mrs. J. H. Hughes, of this city,
' chairman of the surgical dress
-1 i ings unit of the Person and Rox
'' boro Chapter of the American
Red Cross, tolay said that she
1 has been informed that February
1 quota of surgical dressings for
1 the Chapter has been set at 30,-
000, more than three times larg
er than the previous largest re
’ quest of 9,000.
This means, says Mrs. Hughes,
that the need for more workers
• in the surgical dressings unit is
> urgent. Work room of this unit
'• is in the Satterfield building,
Main street, and it is kept open
’ each weekday except Saturday
• and is frequently open at night.
' The office has a working capa
'• city of 25. Morning hours are 10
" to 12; afternoons, 2 to 5, and
’ I nights, 7 to 9.
“I Much good work is being
>| done here, but more is needed,
[particularly in view of the in
j creased quota, according to Mrs.
3 , Hughes, and d further response
> j by both City and County women
■ ; will be appreciated. Workers,
1, too, are needed for the produc
>jtion unit of the Chapter, which
" has it's offices in the Hall build
• i ing, Abbitt Avenue. In the sur
' i gical dressings division, espeei
>' ally, there is nee d for more
■ 1 workers who can come on
fj Thursdays and Fridays and at
'! Some indication of the work
f| that surgical dressing units
| throughout the nation are up a
| gainst is contained in a letter
| Mrs. Hughes has received from
;,' Cordelia D. Wolf, of the Eastern
!. Area office, the American Red
- Cross, Alexanderia, Va. The let-
I ter reveals that January War
- Department schedule calls for
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Seek To Work
With Oxford On
Roxboro Citizens Still In
terested In Plan First
j Proposed In 1940.
; City Manager Percy Bloxam
j and W. Wallace Woods, executive
| secretary of the Roxboro Cham
j her of Commerce, who have
1 with other Roxboro citizens been
in location of a pro
j posed new airport in the Rox
| boro-Oxford area, yesterday dis
[ patched to Representative John
H. Folger, of Washington, tele
grams requesting him to use his
influence in getting the airport
placed on a joint highway be-
I tween Oxford and Roxboro, near
This action was taken by
Bloxam and Woods after Folger,
, on Thursday, announced that he
j would be in favor of a site near
| Oxford. Knowledge that a new
i airport may be constructed has
been current here for sbme
weeks and it was discussed at
I last meeting of Roxboro City
. commissioners, although no offi
i cial statement was issued at that
j time by the Commissioners.
First! mention of an airport
I fer the Roxboro area was made
j in November 1940, when a trn
i tative appropriation of $123,000
was announced and Roxboro
was included in a list of cities
under consideration by the Civil
Aeronautics division. Under sub
sequent developments the Ral
eigh-Durham airport came into
being, but nothing was dona
about the Roxboro plan.
Secretary Woods has written
to William S. Mason, secretary
of Oxford Chamber of commerce,
promising full support and co
j operation & obtaining a joint
airport, buffrt is not known what
decision Folger and the War De
partment will make,
j The Durham Morning Herald
i on Friday carried a story saying
I that "the War Department has
; promised full consideration of
I the proposal to locate the airport
j near Oxford rather near Dur
i Folger’s statement as quoted
i by that paper indicates he is fa-,
| voring “any site near Oxford”.
| “There already is an airport
i between Durham and Raleigh,”
I Folger said, adding “and there
! is no airport north of Camp But
! ner until you get into Virginia.
I That is why I am favoring any
site near Oxford. The Army is
now investigating and will ad
vise me so'en.”
j Mrs. Lucy Pass Featherston,
j of Academy street, who has been
I ill for sometime at her home
here, is now much improved.
Rev. W. F. West, pastor of
Roxboro First’ Baptist chureh.
who has been ill for several
weeks, is improving, although hi
is still confined to his home. Hi
son, W. F. West, Jr., student At
Wake Forest college, is spending
several days here.
AT A AND P
G. E. McCorple, of Durhltia, .
is now manager at A. and P. : j
succeeding James Maness,
Charlotte, now in the Army.