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Arthur Park Goes
To Wake County
For NewJobFeb. 15
Gets Request On Friday.
Commissioners Act On
Monday, Giving Him Re- j
Arthur I. Park, of Rorboro, forj
the past eighteen months assist-i
ant Person Farm Agent and par-i
ticulartly a leader in Foor-Hj
club work, on Monday tendered'
his resignation to Person County!
commissioners in order to accept!
a position with the Extension Di-i
vision in Wakie County.
Park,, it is understood, will'
leave Rioxboro on Feb., 15, for
residence in Raleigh. His new
work carries an increase in sal-j
ary and is considered a distinct
promotion. Person commission
ers. including Frank T. Whitfield,
chairman, W. H. Gentry and M. 1
Banks Berry, accepted his resig-j
nation with regret.
Park said today that the Ex
tension Division has said that a]
new assistant, name not given, l
will be available to Person Coun-j
ty, but so far as is known no de
finite steps with regard to Park’s
successor were taken by the Per- !
son commissioners at the time!
they were informed that Park
Person part of the assistant
farm agent’s salary 1 here is saidj
to be six hundred dollars per an-|
num, a relatively small propor-j
tion. Commissioners are said to.
have contemplated increasing j
Park’s salary in an effort to get
him to stay in Person County, l
but he himself said that he did;
not ask 1 for such an increase. j
Th'is is second time in two I
year 3 that assistant Farm A
gents in Person County have
been called to more lucrative
and larger fields. Other instance
was departure of J. B. Snipes to
Wilkes County and for a time
after Snipes left the vacancy was
Work 'under Park, who is a
Baptist and a member of Rox
boro Rotary club, has expanded
during his here. He came to
Person from' 1 ' Caswell county,
where he was a vocational agri
culture teacher. Agent H. K.
Slanders, with whom he has
worked here, and at least one of
the Commissioners, Berry, of
Roxboro, have been outspoken in
praise cf bis work and in regret
that he plans to leave. Park and
his wife and two children, a son
and daughter, have residence on
Lamar street. Park is a graduate
of N. C. State, class of 1928.
Whitt Holds Last
Clyde G. Whitt, who will leave
Friday for Fort Bragg for begin
ning of service with the Army,
on Wednesday night held a
meeting of Troop 63, of which he!
is Scoutmaster and at that time!
announced that his successors'
will be the Rev. E. C. Maness, of|
Brooksdale church, as Scout-!
master, with R. G. Holeman, as
G. I. Prilliman was a Durham
visitor Monday of this week. .
PUBLISHED EVERT SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1943
At Home Here
Popular Resident Who
j Dies Suddenly, Was For
! Two Decades Connected
j With Drug Stores In
j Held here Tuesday afternoon
i were funeral servcies for Wil
! liam Edward Bowles, 37, who
| died suddenly Sunday night at
j 10:30 o’clock at Community hos-
I ptal from a heart attack suffer
j ed while he Was visiting his wife,
| Mrs. Elizabeth Noell Bowles, a
j patient at the hospital.
, Bowles, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luther T. Bowles, of Roxboro,
and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Woods, had been connect
| ed with drug stores in this city
l for two decades, first with Davis
| drUg company, now Thomas and
I Oakley, and for a longer period
iof time with Hambrick, Austin
' and Thomas.
j His was the third death in as
[ many years in the Hambrick,
, Austin and Thomas personnel,
j others having been T. E. Austin
I and W. R. Hambrick, founders of
Hospital attaches reported that
Bowles, a few minutes before his
j death appeared to have had an
attack of indigestion, that he
j gained temporary relief after
; treatment and that the heart at-
I tack followed while he was seat
ed in a chair, in conversation
j with his wife.
! Rites were held at the home
j of his parents at 4 o’clock!, with
I interment following in Burch
wood Cemetery. Officiating were
the Rev. J. M. Walker, a former
pastor of Roxboro Presbyterian
Church, and now of Roanoke
Rapids, and the Rev. Rufus J.
Womble of Saint Mark’s Episco
Survivors, in addition to his
parents and wife, include one
brother, Thomas A. Bowles of
Roxboro, and twb sisters, Mrs.
Elvin Gunn of Charlotte, and
Mrs. Katherine Couch of Dur
Educated in Roxboro schools,
he had for many years taken an
active interest in community af
fairs. He was a son-in-law of J.
W. Noell, editor of the Roxboro
Pallbearers were: E. E. Thom
as, Dr. B. A. Thaxton, B. B.
Strum, P. L. Thomas, Lee Weath
ers, Victor Satterfield, T. D. Man
gum and Ned Dillard.
Honorary pallbearers were: G.
I. Prillaman, Robert Harris, Joe
Carver, Bill Stewart, Ashby Gen
try, Coy Holeman, Wallace Har
ris, Doctors G. M. Gentry, J. D.
Fitzgerald, B. E. Love, H. M.
Beam, E. M. Hedgepeth, J. D.
Bradsher, A. F. Nichols, D. S.
Broriks, J. B. Riggebee, O. W.
Long, John Bullock, Wallace and|
Lawrence Woods, Jack) Ham-J
brick, Herbert Allen, James
Newman, Julius White, Arch]
Jones, D. R. Taylor.
Flower bearers were:
Mesdames D. R. Taylor, Arch!
Jones, Charlje Stewart, John Bul
lock, W. C. Bullock, Pete Glide
well, Joe Wilkerson, T. B. Woody,
G. •I. Prillaman, Preston Satter
field, Sri, Miss < Nellie Byrd
Woods, Mesdames Ned Dillard,
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Out Os And
Man Who Falls Out Os
Jail Now In Prison Hos
pital For Treatment
Ira Jones, 47, Person County
| man sentenced last week in Sup
| erior Court to eighteen months
jon the reads for assaulting his
| 'wife in an argument that devel-j
• oped over his disapproval of her!
I permanent wave, was on Mon-!
j day afternoon taken to a (State'
1 Prison hospital at Raleigh for!
| treatment of injuries he receiv
: ed Monday merning at 1:30 o’-
; clock when he made an unsuc
jcessful attempt to escape’ from!
’ Person jail atop the court house.
| Means of escape! was a rope
I made of prison blankets, sus
j pended from a prison balcony
j four stcries high. The rope broke!
j near the top, plunging Jones to
the ground below, where his
cries attracted City Policeman'
George Walker and two mem-|
bers of Camp Butner Military I
j W. L. King, jailer, reported j
i that Jones, who had been allow-,
ed to spend the night in a lcck-|
ed prison corridor, reached thei
, balcony through an unlocked!
door inside the cell corridor.)
I King said an assistant left the j
I door 'unlocked after Jones had;
been allowed to got out on the
balcony Sunday morning. King]
said he did not know the balcony
I door had been left unlocked.
( 'Jones, who received ankle and
, shoulder injuries, absolved King I
i of blame and in penitent mood,!
said he was sorry for trouble
j caused. He had been allowed
: corridor freedom because he
] complained of feeling ill and be- 1
cause heal! in the building was,
, inadequate after the recent sleet- j
| storm disrupted furnace service.!
i Assistant jailer was James,
I Woody, son-in-law of King.
I Both King and Mrs. King
1 heard the man’s cries when he'
fell and ran to windows about;
the time Walker reached the
! scene. Jcneg had remained in
I jail over the week-end because
State officials had failed to call
I for him, although they had been!
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! PERSON REPORT
TO SERVICE UNIT
Several Others Still On
List And Must Report.
Person County Selective Ser
! vice Board today said that of j
, the recently published list of 16
| delinquents, 11 have reported at 1
the draft office, while five men'
, remain on the delinquent list
i and are being allowed until Feb-'
! ruary 14 to report It> the board
before their names are turned
over to the District Attorney for
| investigation and prosecution.
The men who were not will- j
i ful delinquents and have now
i reported are Doyal Alexander!
j Riddle, Thomas Yancey, James
Thebples Clayton, John Poteat,
Floyd Thomas, Calvin Whitfield,
John Marvin Brooks, Romie
Reade Chambers, Willie Lee
Thompson, Charlie Clarence Wil-,
son and Charlie McClellan
Graves. , 1 1
The men still on the delin- .
quent list are Lonnie Jackson, '
Willie Nelson, Donald Henry |
Morris, Lee George Crandeli and.
Fielding Harris. i
R. L. Harris Favors Delaying Date For
Operation Os Nine Months School Term
New Way To Party For Four Women
Mrs. Si G. Winstead, wife cf the Mayor of Roxboro, Mrs, R. L.
Wiltlorh, behind driver, and Mrs, E. P. Dunlap and Mrs. Mamie
Merritt, in back row, as they appeared recently when they rode to
a meeting of the Research club in a wagon in order to comply
with the pleasure driving ban.
! ARTHUR CARVER, !
OF CHUB LAKE,
j DIES AT HIS HOME
| Rites Held Today For
Father Os Ten Children.
| Arthur |M. Carver, 50, of Route j
; One, Woodsdale, near Chub!
j Lake, died Wednesday morning I
I at two o’clock-«t''4M9*tiome after]
‘an illness lasting two weeks. 1
Death was attributed to compli-j
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at two o’- ■
clock at Theresa Baptist church,
I near Chub Lake, by the Rev. C. 1
JE. Sullivan, with interment in
the Long family cemetery near;
j the church. I
j Survivors include: his wife,'
l Mrs. Eula Fitts Carver, of the ]
I home, his mother, Mrs. Mary
j Carver, of Roxboro, three daugh- (
j ters, Mrs. Geneva Long, of j
i Woodsdale, Mrs. Doxie Tuck, of i
j Roxboro and Miss Martha Car
ver, of Woodsdale, and seven
sons, Gerald, Nat, George, Oak
; ley, Arthur, Jr., and Carlton
j Carver, all of Woodsdale and
I Clifton Carver, of Roxboro. Also
i surviving are two sisters, Mrs. 1
Roy Fitts, of Roxboro, and Mrs.j
! Tom Irby, of Hillsboro, and a |
i half-brother, Walter Carver, of;
j Blue Ridge Mountain, Va.
FINAL RITES FOR j
MRS. W. R. MURRAYj
Leasburg Resident Dies
Sunday At Her Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida
1 Pittard Murray, 77, of Leasburg, 1
I wife of W. R. Murray, whose!
I death occurred Sunday at her'i
home, were conducted Tuesday 1
; afternoon at two o’dlock at Old j
Lee Bethel Baptist church, Cas- j i
well county, by the Revs. C. E.l
Sullivan and L. V. Coggins, with!
interment following in the Coop
er family cemetery, Prospect
' Hill. |'
! A member of the Baptist! ‘
1 church, Mrs. Murray, a native of;
Caswell county, was a daughter' *
of the late Samuel J. and
Frances Browning Pittard. Sur- t
vivors, in addition to her hus- f
band, are three sons, R. E. Mur- c
ray, of Leasburg, S. J. Murray, I
of Danville, Va., and Pvt. F.-C., e
John T. Murray, of the Marine
Corps, Charleston, S. C.
E. B. Craven was a visitor to 1
Great Falls, S. C. last Saturday. i1
IN CIVIL COURT
Judge Devin, of Edenton,
Holds Brief Term On
Richard D. Dixon, Superior
Court jurist, of Edenton on Wed
nesday completed a three day ses
soin of Person court, civil divis
ion, in which eleven cases were
disposed of by trial, compromise
Continued at request of Harry
R. Stanley, of Greensboro, at
torney fcr Mrs. Thomas P. Whit
field, was the important! case of
State of North Carolina vs.
(Sheriff) M. T. Clayton, et al.
The case, one growing out of
death of Mrs. Whitfield’s hus
band in a smokerfilled jail cell
in Person Court House, has pre
viously been continued several
times. Amount asked for in dam
ages is SIO,OOO.
Matter of J. W. Chambers and
wife vs. W. T. Pass, executor et
al, was settled by compromise
and judgment was rendered in
, J. A. Vance and company vs. G.
E. Stephens;'Joe C. Moore vs.
j Vassar Jones, continued; Eleanor
■ Schorr vs. R. B. Dawes, trustee
I judgment rendered; In the mattei
i of the Will of Paul Ross, contin
| ued; Board of Commissioners o!
Roxboro vs. Willie Barnett anc
j wife, Lucile Barnett and Persor
county, judgment rendered foi
! Divorce actions were Mirian
Clayton vs. Dolian Clayton anc
Cora Alkins Wade vs. Ivey Wade
granted, and Drucilla Long Jones
vs. Horace J. C. Jones, non-suil
Sgt. Bennie L. Bradsher, of
Bushy Forki, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Bradsher, has arived safe
ly in Africa, according to a mes
sage received this week by his
J. W. Noell, editor of the Rox
bcro Courier, ion Thursday ob
served his eighty-first birthday.
GUAYULE , |
Progress in the expansion of |
the guyaule rubber production
program under the severel co
operating agencies of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture has
exceeded early expectations. I
Bill Murphy of the Air Corps,l
U. S. Army, New York City, has
returned to New York after vis
iting his parents here.
Three Local !
| Text Os Proposed Local
] Laws Released By Person
Person Representatve R. P.j
Burns on Monday of this week
sent to- the Person County Times
copies of three Roxboro and Per
■ son local bills whch he expects
; ; to introduce in tihe Legislature
> during the current session.
r The bills, as indicated in a
story published previously in the
Times, are concerned with dual
official capacities for certain City
Commissioners, with the regula
tions for the possession and sale
jof fire-arms and change in the |
j present district method of elect-'
ing Person County commission
j The bill affecting City Com
! missioners seeks in effect a rat
ifeation of present practices; the!
fire-arms bill is presented at re- j
quest of City and County law en
forcement officials, and the
rl change from a district to a gen
-' eral electrical policy for County
- commissioners is a return to old j
- policy and an elimination of the
s'now existing three districts.
sj Complete text of the three pro
! posed local bills is published on
,T| page six under, “Local Laws.”
;! CHARLES T. PUGH
OF OXFORD ROAD
( DIES AT HOME
1 Heart Attack Fatal To
Roxboro Resident Thurs- |
e Charles T. Pugh, 52, of the Ox
n ford Road, Roxboro, died Thurs
; day afternoon at four o’clock at
3. his home after a heart attack.
, r He had been ill for one week.
; Funeral arrangements are incom
!_ A son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Knox Pugh, he was a native of
Roxboro asd was for many years
, n l engaged in farming. Survivors
)r ! include his wife, Mrs. Eliza Holt
j Pugh, of the home, two sons,
n l three daughters, one brother and
e | Sens are Robert and Henry
!s j Pugh, while daughters are Miss
el es Lonie, Emma and Edith Pugh,
all of the home. Brother is John
nie Pugh, of Bushy Fork, and sis
ters are Mesdames Ernest W.
Young, Roxboro, Hallie Pace,
f j Danville, Va., and Miss Mary
; 'j Pugh, of Roxboro.
I: Mrs. Burger Now
Mrs. Karl Burger, of Hotel
. Roxboro. who has been ill for
a week in her hotel apartment is
I resting more comfortably, al
-1 though she is still quite ill. Two
i of her sisters, Mrs. Frank Sibold,
of Union, W. Va„ and Mrs. Bu
ford LaFon, of Waitesville, W
I Va., are spending a few days
j here with her.
i ON VISIT
| Mrs. H. N. Brown, of Lake
Charles, L., is visiting her sister,
Mrs. H. C. Kynoch and her par
entis, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cole.
! Not Opposed
j To Such Term
Says Now Not Expedient
Time For Change And
That Not Even Eight
Month School Term Can
Now Be What It Should
Lieut. Gov. R. L. Harris, of
Roxboro, who ion Tuesday came
out as an opponent of initiation
of a nine month school term be
fore July 1945, and who force
fully said that at present' time,
“Under present conditions (of
war) a satisfactory eight months
school term cannot be operated”,
sent today to J. S. Merritt, edi
tor of the Person County Times,
a copy of the statement given to
! the Joint Committee on educa
Lieut. Gov. Harris in his let
ter to the Times indicated that
“folks at home ’’ought to know
what he did say, and that news
| accounts published elsewhere
“have not been correct.”
On other side, and a leading
advocate for immediate adoption
of the nine month term, eiven
with its optional features attach
ed, is Rep. John W. Umstead, of
Chapel Hill, whose wife is a
daughter of W. F. Reads, of
Mount Tirzah, Person County.
The Tuesday session caused a
furor that has not yet subsided
and delayed consideration of the
until yesterday, provoking in the
meantime extended comment in
Text of the Harris statement,
as furnished by him, reads as
Ladies and Gentlemen of the
1 have asked for and received
permission to make a simple
statement this morning, and it
should be understood in the be
■ ginning that I am speaking only
■ for myself although I believe I
1- am voicing the opinion of many
• thousands of my fellow citizens.
It is fair to say that I am just
- as much concerned and have as
much regard for the welfare of
• the public schools as any person
fj in North Carolina. This includes
S| State Officials, school men and
S| school women, newspaper men,
t| preachers, doctors, business men,
, and all the rest. It has been my
I lot to have served on a County
J School Board, on the old Ed’uca
f I tional Commission, and I was a
-j co-intrcducer with my good
I I friend from Granville when the
- j 'very important but m'uch malign*
- ed Hancock Bill was passed in
•i 1929. I have served on the Text
> book Rental Commission since it
was created. I have served as
Chairman of the House Commit
tee on Education, and by virtue
of my present office, I am Chair
man of the State School Commis
sion. This is not intended as a
biographical sketch, but I would
be dumb indeed if these tasks
had not brought to me some
knowledge of the school situa
tion, and would seem to entitle
me to have an opinion.
It has been my very sincere
hope tha t the 1943 General As
sembly would fully recognize ani
appreciate world conditions to th
extent that they might do thei
full duty and adjourn as soon *a
is reasonably possible. Unfortam
ately neith this Assembly nor th*
public seems to be fully aware
of just how serious thfe war i*
The restrictions we have had im
posed are trifling. Th* real sacri
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