Our Job Is to Save
Ll| S-f- Every Pay Doy
Grade Sells Bonds
And Rides Wagon
Up To S9OO,
Youngsters Taught By
, Mrs. T. K. Glenn Deli
~ herately Choose Mule
And Wagon Spree.
Twenty-two Allensville school j
children, members of the fifth]
grade, who sold approximately]
S9OO worth of war bonds in onej
month, got a prize today, a
day, and celebrated the occasion
by coming to Roxboro, some five
or six miles distant, in a two
mule-team wagon driven by Ol
lie Averitte, neighboring farm
The youngsters, pupils of Mrs.
T. K. Glenn, of this City, who]
made the trip with them, visited
the office of Person Superin
tendent of Schools, R. B. Griffin
and made a special trip to the
County jail atop the Court House,
where they were received by
Custodian and Jailer W. L. King
and Mrs. King.
Seats in the wagon were rows,
of planks, covered with quilts,'
with straw in the bottom. Meth-j
od of conveyance was chosen by
the children, bent on beating the]
pleasure driving ban.
The children, who wore bright!
paper caps, were: Magdalene and]
Corene Clayton, Margaret and,
Doris Dixon, Clifton Averitte, G.j
B. Cox, Jr., John Carver, .Casper
Clark, Charles Jeffrey, Obie Yar
boro, Murray and Wilmar Gen
try, Mildren Gravitte, Dora Har
ris, Helen Hall, Shirley Huff,
Callie Parham, Geraldine Poin-!
dexter, Luna Powell, Frances!
Slaughter, Estelle Melton and
Principal of the school is C.L.
Shuford. Also point of inspection J
for the group was the Person
County Public library.
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By Tom’s Battery
Tom’s Battery Co., of this
City, has this week installed a
modem tire vulcanizing outfit,!
and has placed the same in their
jplant on Court street. The outfit
can handle two tires at thei
'tone time and Tom Brooks,
owner-manager, is of the opin
ion that he will be able to do
much to help motorists who
have tires (with holes in them. ;
Since tires have been rationed
the tire situation in thd nation
has become serious and motor-'
isrtis are expected to do all that
they can to keep their tires in
In case the public would like
to see this outfjt, and also the
recapping machine that is at the
same place, they) may do so in
Tom’s Battery Company.
Both the recapper and the
vulcanizing outfit are on the
first floor, while accessories to
the vulcanizing outfit have been
placed on the second floor.
TO SEE HUSBAND
Mrs. John Merritt will leave
Friday for Fort Benning, Ga., to
see her husband reedive his com
mission as a second lieutenant.
Candidate Merritt' is a son of Mr.
, «r 4 Mrs. W. D. Merritt
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY
Tobacco Men |
Old Belt At Raleigh
Session. Washington j
Trip To Be Made.
RALEIGH, Feb. 10. Promi
nent tobacconists from five
states, met Tuesday in Raleigh
to unanimously oppose govern-,
ket sales ceilings and to make]
plans for a hearing with the
OPA in Washington at which
high-ranking officials will plead
for the continuance of the auc
tion system in the flue-cured
The warehouse association in
the five belts were represented
by their presidents: Eastern
North Carolina, A. W. Fleming,
Wilson; Georgia- Florida, R. Y.
Scruggs, Hahira, Ga.; South
Carolina, W. Wesley Singleterry,i
Lake City; Middle Belt, John S.
Watkins, Oxford; and Old Belt,
E. D. Matthews, Winston-Salem.
The hearing, according to Sen
ator J. C. Lanier of Pitt County,
who led in the pasage of protest
resolutions in both houses of the]
Assembly Monday, will be
sought after the Assembly has;
Meeting with the tobacconists
were delegates of the North
Carolina State Grange, the North
Carolina Farm Bqreau, and the
Independence Leaf Tobacco'
Dealers of Greenville. Produc-J
ers, buyers, and warehousemen;
from Georgia, Florida, the Caro-]
linas, and Virginia the entire 1
flue-cured area were present'.]
The OPA has indicated that its
[ sales ceiling plan—introduced on
the burley markets last season—
will be carried over to the flue
cured markets this season. Un
der that system, government su
pervisors precede the buyers and
establish ceiling prices for each
pile of tobacco.
“That,” Lanier said, “is mak
ing a farce of the entire auction
The group here urged that
price ceilings be established by
They adopted the same resolu
tion approved, by the North
Carolina House and Senate on
Monday, and appointed a com
mittee from each of thd groups
represented. The committeemen,
(together with the governors of
the states in the flue-cured area.
Iwill present the plea in Wash
Eagles Is Chairman.
J. C. Eagles of Wilson, promi
nent warehouseman, was named
chairman of the committee, 1
(continued on back page)
Richard Long, son of Mrs. J.
A. Long, of this City, who is in
thei enlisted reserves, expects to
be called soon. He has ben an
undergraduate student at Duke
University and (until last week
was in the Law School, from
(which he has now withdrawn be
cause of impending military ser
vice. He is now at home and will
remain in Roxboro until the call
Police Get Cow
Out Os Turnip
Roxboro police are bovine
specialists. Tied up in the
City Hall lot' Monday was a
nice cow, “arrested” after
Mrs. Parker Riddle of Fou
shee street, found the ani
mal, a stranger, grazing in
her turnip patch.
Owner, said Chief of Po
lice George C. Robinson, was
invited to come forward. Un
til he did, the department
planned to look after the
Owner, who did come that
afternoon, was J, G. Pass.
HENRY DENNY, 60,
Farmer And Merchant
Dies At His Home After |
Long Illness. :
I ell Tuesday afternoon atj
Sharon Baptist church were;
rites for Henry E. Denny, 60, |
Allensville merchant and farm-'
er, whose death occurred Katur-1
day night at his home after an;
illness lasting one month. Inter- 1
ment was in the family ceme
Ministers officiating were the!
Rev. E. G. Usry, of Oxford and:
the Rev. E. C. Maness, of Rox
boro, pastor of Allensville Meth-;
Survivors include: Mrs. Mayj
Wilkerson Denny, wife of the]
deceased; five sons, W. H., Arch-j
ie Usry and Burlie Denny, of Per-j
son County, and Private Melvin]
Denny of Camp Maxey, Texas;]
six daughters, Misses Thelma,]
Fannie Sue and Wilma Lee Den-;
ny of the home, Mrs. G. L. Sher-]
man, Mrs. Albert Sherman and
Mrs. Billie Man gum, all of
Also, three brothers, Arthur
and Jessie Denny of Person I
| County and J. A. Denny of Leas-]
burg; two sisters, Mrs. A E.
. Huff of Person County and Mrs.
' Henry Elliott of Granville coun
ty; and seven grandchildren.
OPA GROUP TO
GO TO RALEIGH
Local Meeting Will Fol
low Here On Point Sys
Person OPA officials, together
with R. B. Griffin, Person Su
perintendent of schools, and in
terested citizess, including W.
Wallace Woods, Secretary of
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce,
are expected to attend an area
meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at
the Sir Walter Hotel, Raleigh.
Woods today said that school
principals and food dealers are
urged to attend. Local explana
tion meeting on Point Rationing
is planned for Thursday night,
Feb. 18, at 7:45 in the Grand
Jury room at Person Court
House and food dealers are
especially urged to be present.
Point rationing of foods is ex
pected to begin March 1. Regis
tration will be before that date
in public schools and between
Feb. 20 and 28 a general “freeze”
of rationed products will be ob
MSa DAY BETTER
Mrs- Otis Day, who is a pati
ent! at Watts hospital, Durham,
is showing considerable improve
Killed In Action
SAM C. FISHER, JR
Private First Class Sam C.i
Fisher, Jr., 21, of Halifax County,]
Va., and Roxboro, was last week
by the War Department report-]
ed as killed in action in the South I
Pacific area, Jan. 13. Father is
S. C. Fisher, Roxbcro grocer. A
brother, James C. Fisher, is in the
Army at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Still In Jail
Both To Face Trial In
Superior Court, Probaby
In April. Satterfield Gets
Nol Prosse In Man
Preston Horner, 33, Roxboro'
white man, accused by James 1
Robert Hamlett, 19, Negro, of be-]
ing an accomplice in one of two
robberies committed allegedly 1
by Hamlett, yesterday gave bond
of S3OO and was released from]
jail one day after probable cause!
as to to breaking and entering
and larceny had been found in]
Person Recorder’s Court.
Hamlett, charged with larceny 1
of S2OO and with breaking, en
tering and larceny in the SBO ease'
remains in prison, unable to raisel
respective bonds of SSOO and]
S3OO. Cases of both men will
come up for trial in April Sup
Sherman Satterfield, 19, charg
ed with manslaughter in connec
tion with the automobile death
last month of Elder Lex J.,
Chandler, Primitive Baptist min
ister, was granted nol pros with
Homer, who took the stand in
| his own case, denied Hamlett’s
accusations and endeavored by.
witnesses to prove an alibi, say-1
ing he was at a pool room in the]
City at time Hamlett alleges his
participation in. the theft of the
Both Horner and Hamlett were'
employees of Roxboro Beverage
company, place where the day
light thefts are said to have oc
(Continued on back page)
Malcolm Duncan, of the United
States Army air corps, who this!
.week received notification of ad-J
vancement to Staff Sergeant, i
will on Friday morning report to
Marfa, Texas, to the Army Air
Force Advanced Flying school.
Sgt. Duncan, who has been in
Roxboro several months recover
ing from injuries received in an
accident, has been in the Air
Corps since July 1, 1942. He was
before that time connected with
the Bell Aircraft Corporation,
Buffalo, New York.
Pvt. Morris In
Army And Wants
Folks To Know It
Pvt. Donald Henry Morris, . I
of Longhurst and Camp Bland- j
ing, Fla., who seevn months
after volunteering for service |
with the Army, came home !
this week-end on furlough,
wants people to know he is in (
the ranks. He got back to
Roxboro just in time to see
his name in a list of Selective
Service delinquents. ]
Error was in neglect of en- !
listment authorities to report j
his new status to the Person ]
Selective Service Board.
FOR CERTAIN TYPES
TO BE REQUIRED ]
Philip L. Tbcmas, director of
the Person War Price and Ration
ing board, today released the fol
lowing copy of a telegram re
ceived by him regarding recap-j
ping of Grade F, Camelback tires
after March Ist:
“To encourage recapping of
tires as against replacing fires
and to reduce the work load on
local boards, Rubber director re
quests that we discontinue ration
ing of Grade “F” Camelback
about March Ist. This will per
mit any person, including thei
j operators of light trucks, to have]
I his own tires recapped with pas-j
! senger type Camelback without]
i authorization of the local board.”j
I This does not affect any car
i owner until March Ist and after,
i Until that time, however, they]
Iwill have to receive a certificate]
| for recapping.
REASONS BACK j
OF RATIONING OF
Thomas Cites Regulations
Under Which Shoes Can
Philip L. Thomas, chairman of
! the Person County War Price and
Rationing Board, today explain-]
ed the reason for America’s shoe
rationing program, by saying:
“Wartime demands for leather
and manpower have slowed down I
the production of civilian shoes.
In addition, more of the supplies
j are needed by our armed forces.
[ With supplies scarce, our ration
ing program will d i vide
what we have fairly to consum
| ers and at the same time enable
I merchants to maintain reason-1
ably adequate and balanced stock.
Mr. Thomsa also said, “Begin
ning Tuesday, February 9, you
will need stamp No. 17 from War
Ration Book No. 1, sugar and
coffee, to buy a pair of shoes.!
This stamp will be good untill
June 15, and people must take ra-1
tion books with them when they'
ga to buy a pair of shoes.
“If anyone has emergency]
shoe needs they can get a special
certificate from the War Price
and Rationing Boards. Merchants
must take extra care in keep all
] the shoe stamps and certificates
that customers give them. Cus
tomers may exchange one pair
of unusued shoes for another
without surrendering another
(turn to back page, please)
Matt Long, Jr., son of Mrs. O.
Page Long, of this City, is spend- '
ing a few days here. In the Army
Reserves, hej is a student at ■
Massachusetts Institute of Tech- ■
Labor Permits Go
Up, Showing Trend
Os New War Ways
To Be Given
By Mr. Martin
Program Planned For
Last Os This Month As
Part National Boy Scout
Rev. W. C. Martin, pastor of;
' Edgar Long Memorial Methodist |
] church, this City, on Sunday ]
| night, Feb. 28, at the church,'
! will deliver a special “National;
Boy Scout Week” sermon, . ac
cording to plans revealed today.
Scouts, Scoutmasters, Cubs,
and leaders of the Person Disu
trict will be expected to attend.
Last similar service was held
several years ago at St. Mary’s
and St. Edward’s I Catholic
Annual S7cout Father and Son
banquet will be held Feb. 26, at]
Hotel Roxboro. Program is in i
charge of C. A. Harris.
AT BUSHY FORK
I Parent-Teacher Associa
tion Helpful In Program
i Bushy Fork Parent Teacher as-]
] sociation has this yean contri- j
I buted $125 to the school library!
fund and of this amount SSO
gone for purchase of new books]
and $75 has been contributed to:
salary of the librarian, according!
to a report filed today.
Volumes added number 250.
Os this number 75 (were bought
by the County and the PTA on
a fifty-fifty basis and 170 through
the State rental system. Others
; were outright gifts from friends
I I of the school.
Titles include fiction, biogra
' phy, poetry and an International
dictionary. Records are kept ac
cording to State requirements,
'I circulation is increasing and
reading as wise use of leisure
time is being encouraged.
Triplet Sons Os
Triplet sons bom here Mon- 1
day to James and Mabel Day,
! Person Negro farm tenants near
I Concord church, are reported to
Ibe making satisfactory progress
at Lincoln hospital, Durham,
j where they were taken a few
] hours later by Nurse Mary Mills,
Negro staff member of the Per
son Health department.
Attending physician at birth
of the babies was Dr. H. M. !
Beam, of Roxboro. Each infant
tipped scales at four and one
half pounds. The three, all full
term babies, were taken to the
hospital as a precautionary
TO BE HERE SUNDAY
The) Rev. J. W. Myers, from
lAiion Theological Seminary of
Richmond, Virginia will preach
at the morning services, Sunday,
February 14, at the Roxboro Pres
Welfare Wor k
Slight Decrease Seen In
Old Age And Aid To
Mrs. T. C. Wagstaff, director of
the Person Department of Pub
; lie welfare, in a survey of the
j Department’s activities for the
I past twelve months, today said
1 that change in the Department’s
activities is indicated by an in
crease in number of labor per
mits, which have reached 194,
and by a decrease in cases of
aid to dependent children and in
old age assistance, with case av
erages of 822 and 82 respectively.
Increase of labor permits re
flects working demands under
the war program, she said, while
decrease in the other two. divis
ions can be partly attributed to
1 larger incomes received in some
families having such cases. At an
end, also, except in public schools,
is the surplus commodities pro
gram and also at an end, or near
ly so is WPA, with certifications
no longer granted.
General work of the Depart
ment continues, however, ait a
normal level and during the year
a total of 3,597 interviews, either
in the office, or in homes' were
granted. No*w on parole and sub
ject to parole interviews at reg
ular intervals are at least ten
J Person residents, including five
I who allegedly participated in the
'August 1941 Court House Mob
j Important feature of Depart
! ment work is hospitalizaion and
] medicine, including care of tulx
circulars in State sanitoria an<B
in homes, and still a part of the
program is general relief, aa is
aid to the blind. Case averages
here are 98 and 23 per month.
Caseworkers are Mrs. Glen
Brandon and Miss Barbara Blox
am, with Mrs. R. B. Hole man,
Mandate Does Not In
fluence North Carolina
Cities As Yet.
Washington Feb. 10.—A gen
'cral 48-hour work week was or
! dered this week by President
Roosevelt as part of “the fullest
mobilization” of American man
power and resources to carry out
1943 war plans calling for a tre
mendous invasion of Europe.
The sweeping order substan
tially increases the weekly earn
ings of large numbers of people,
especially in view of thei Federal
law calling for time and a half
! over-time pay for work in excess
of 40 hours by persons whose
labors affect interstate commerce.
The order made no change * in
this law or in union agreement*
calling for overtime pay. j
“For the duration of the war,*
the order said, “no plant, factory
or other place of employment
shall be deemed to be malrfag
the most effective utilization a*
its manpower if the
work weekj therein is less thd
(Continued on hack page)