Our Job b to Save
Hll S-h Every Pay Day
County Plan for Red
Has Local Emphasis
Person And Roxboro
Boy Scouts Make The
First Contribution To
Drive Which Starts Mon
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First Roxboro contribution to
the 1943 Red Cross War Drive]
and Roll Call which begins here
and in Person County on Mon-]
day, was $25 presented Friday,
night by Roxboro Roy Scouts atj
their annual dinner, to Cam-]
paign .chairman S. M. Ford.
Presentation, in name of Scouts
of the Person district was by
Ford, who accepted with'
thanlks, then briefly characteriz
ed the drive and emphasized the
importance of reaching the Per-i
son goal of $5,600. On the pre
vious night he was also speaker
at Roxboro Rotary club, where
a Red Cross program was pre
sented by R. B. Griffin, Person
Superintendent of Schools.
Repeated again at that time'
was Miss Mildred Stroud’s ren-J
dition, “I Am the Red Cross,” j
which she had previously given
at the Kiwanis club. Assisting
artist was Miss Meriel RSiiruner,
Major change in the Red Cross
drive here this year is emphasis
being given to plans for a Coun
ty-wide as well as a City cam
paign. Leaders in the County!
campaign are the public schools]
and from at least three of these
schools, Helena, Bushy Fork and
Hurdle Mills, details of the or
ganization oerps to be set in mo
tion on Monday have been re
At Bushy Fork an organiza
tion suppes to plan the drive has
already been held. Taking the
lead there are Scouts of Tribe 4,
and particularly committeemen
E. P. Warren, Robert Hester,
Frank Whitfield, Ewing Long,'
Scott Hovatter, Percy Howerton
and O. R. Horner; also Mrs.]
Earl Bowes, together with wives
of the committeemen and many
At' Helena the organization ap
‘pears to be built up through the
school and the same is true at
Hurdle Mills. I
At Hurdle Mills the chairman,!
A. L. Ccmbs, has appointed Mrs.i
D. L. Whitfield, chairman of the 1
planning committee, with Mrs.i
C. B. Davis and Mrs. Bailey!
Dickerson, co-workers. M r s.i
Clarence Rimmer, Mrs. Walter
Hawkins, Mrs. Calvin Rimmer,;
Miss Lucille Berry, Mrs. Boyd
Horton and Mrs. G. S. Slaugh
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And Atlas Now
Roxboro Chamber of Commerce
has received a copy of the 1943
Municipal hades had Atlas, Pub
lished by the American City Mag
The Index is on file in the Of
fiee and individual firms, as well
m municipal officials are invited
* avail themselves of the in-
Ifcmation contained in it accord
**,q W. Wallace
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1943
Be Held Soon
Granville, Person And
Durham County Meeting
Planned For In Durham
A business clinic to bring busi- J
ness men of Granville, Person, j
' Orange and Durham counties to- j
j gether with representatives ofj
| various government agencies for
, a panel discussion of problems
j under war restrictions will be
j held in the Washington-Duke Ho
tel, Durham, on Tuesday, March
No expense wil be incurred, as
I the office of distributive educa
' tion and the U. S. Department of
Commerce grant the services of
the panel leaden.
] Roxboro notification of the
' meeting was received here to
-1 day by W. Wallace Woods, exe
: cutive secretary of Roxboro|
Chamber of Commerce, from]
i Frank A. Pierson, secretary of
! the Durham Chamber, who is in
i terested in the meeting.
• J Woods, who is in agreement
’l with»Pierson that inter-city and,
i county consideration of war|
; problems of a civic nature is im
, portant, plans to attend the
j meeting and says he will be in
; terested in knowing the names of I
i other citizens in the Roxboro and |
■ Person area who can arrange to ]
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j Harris Rites Will
Be Held Here
: Funeral services for William
, Ruffin Harris, 72, of Roxboro,;
i scheduled to have been held
, Saturday, have been postponed
until Sunday afternoon at three
o’clock at the home.
Postponement was made nec
; essary because of conflicting
rites held Saturday at four o'-
clock for Richard Smith, 19, a
nephew of Mrs. William Ruffin]
I Smith, a Norfolk, Va., ship-
I yards worker, was killed Thurs-
I day in an accident there. He
i was a son of Jesse Thomas
1 Smith. Harris also died Thurs-
I day, from auto accident injuries;
I received Dec. 12.
| Cy Winstead, Jr.,
! Parole Petition
Sent To Hall
Petition for parole of Cy Win
stead, 22, Negro, signed last week
by twelve prominent white cit
izens and many Negro residents,
has been sent to Winstead’s at-]
torney, Cooper Hall, of Burling
ton, who is expected to present
it soon to tha Parole Commis
sioner in Raleigh.
White signers are R. P. Bums,'
G. C. Hunter. W. Wallace Woods,
Thomas J. Shaw, Jr., Sue C.
Bradaher, J. Brtxhe Riggsbee, W.
T. Kirby, F. D. Long, Mis. T. C.
Wagstaff, J. a Merritt, a G.
Winstead and J. W. Noell, all
prominent in civic and official
MISS HARGIS NOW
IN ARMY CORPS
Is First Person WAAC.
Recruiting Party To Re
main Here Through
Aux. Allie M. Hargis, of Rox
boro, daughter of Mrs. L. Har
gis ,of this City, and probably
the first Roxboro and Person
woman to join the Woman’s
Army Auxiliary corps, has ar
rived at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga„
for basic training as an auxili
Lieut. Florabeth Ferri, of Ft.
Bragg and Chicago, who has
i been in Roxboro and is Burling
| ton in interest of recruiting for
; the WAAC, has ended her stay
1 here but expects td return to
! Roxboro for the week-end of
March 13 for a special program
of Lester Blackwell Post' of the
Members of Lieut. Ferri’s re
cruiting party, including Sgt.
J. S. Nash, will, however, re
main in Roxboro through Mon
day and will continue to inter
view WAAC applicants in the
Army trailer in front of Rox
boro Post office. Sgt. Nash to
day said that as many as twenty
or more applicants have been in
terviewed and that others are
Lieut. Ferri, whose husband,
, a physician, is in foreign service'
with the Army, spoke while here’
at an informal gathering at the
residence of Mrs. Clyde Short,
made a brief talk at a theatre
! and was dinner guest of Thomas
J. Shaw, Jr., City editor of thel
Times, at Roxboro Rotary ClubJ
At Fort Bragg since Novem-j
I ber, Lieut. Ferri, menioned ap-j
| preciatively Southtrn hcepitali-]
I ty shown to her in North Caro
] lina cities and towns. She is 1
! convinced that the WAAC offers'
1 women a real opportunity to
serve their country and she at-j
tested to her own convictions by!
being among the first to join.
An alumna of Miami Universi-!
I ty, Oxford, Ohio, she has auburn
hair and feminine delicacy, but
measures up to the purposeful
standards of the WAAC.
Education Meeting 1
j For Merchants To
Be Held Soon
Several members of the Price
Division Staff of the OPA, Ra-j
leigh, are coming to Roxboro on
March 3, to hold a Merchant’s
Educational Meeting at Roxboro
Purpose of the meeting is to
I acquaint dealers, retailers, and
other merchants with the re-!
quirements of the pried control I
regulaions and to introduce them j
to the newly appointed price pan- 1
el which functions in Roxboro in
connection with the Person Coun
ty War Price and Rationing
The Person War Price and Ra
tioning Board Price Penel is com
posed of BUI Walker as Chair
man, Mill Harris and J. A.
ILong, Jr., Irene Jones is the
| CHECK BUSINESS
A woman identified as a Mrs.
I V. Powers, who allegedly ac
cepted overpayment when she
cashed a , check in a Raleigh
bank, returned to Raleigh Fri
day with bank officials. She was'
staying at Hotel Roxboro when
officials came, and according to
information received hate dw
agreed to voluntarily return to
Raleigh and settle toe claim. HO
charges are to be preferred.
B IMI W
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Deputy Regional Executive. Region I
No. 6, Boy Scouts of America
Janitor For Person Coun
ty Training School Comes
Across With Explanation
Jim Bolton, 37, Negro, for six
j or seven years janitor for Per
; son County Training school, only
Negro high school here, ate an 1
i expensive plate of beans. Jim, 1
i better known as "Polo”, told
Roxboro Chief of Police George
'l C. Robinson about it Friday.
| The telling, as Chief Robinson
| says, amounted to a confession
| that Polo’s plate of beans caused
1 the fire that on Thanksgiving
I weekend last year destroyed the
I Training school’s home econo
]; mics building and entailed a loss
■ of some three to four thousand
j Another building on the same
j site burned about three years'
| ago, and school officials and po-j
! lice, suspicious this time of a
fire bug, worked on the case un- j
til Friday, when William S.
, Straiton, special agent of the
] national board of fire under
j writers, of New York, arrived on!
j the scene.
Straiton visited Bolton and]
talked to him for two hours, but
Bolton, going about' his duties as'
janitor, refused to say anything
except to deny implication in,
the fire-starting. Taken to Rob
inson’s office, he changed his !
mind and told the whole story to
, Bolton, on that November as-j
ternoon, it seems, was hungry.]
About five o’clock Bolton took
his key, unlocked the kitchen
| and coofaed and ate a can of
beans, but forget to turn out the
j electric stove. He left the build
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Along The Way
With the Editor
The Boy Scouts of East Roxboro, under this- leadership of
Brodie Riggsbee are doing O. K. Now these scouts have a
skeleton and that skeleton is their pet. They have it hung in
a closet and they have named it Oscar. All of the new mem
bers of die troop have to go in and meet Oscar.
The other night they were taking in a new member and they
told him that they wanted him to go in and talk with Ctecar.
The new scout 1 said, “Do you mean that youi have Oscar Carver
in that closet.”
Had a letter from my old friend Chick Thomas the other
day. In this letter he enclosed a check for his subscription to
the paper< You can easily see from that that he is getting on
O. K. He lives in Washington and has a bank account That
Now on the ether hand I have sent a Mil to another one of
my old friends, Cy Kirby, who lives right here in this city. He
has failed to send a check and whether that is a sign of any
thing of not, I do not know.
Greer Says Priority of Youth
Needs and Gets Recognition
GARRETT CITES i
OPENINGS NOW |
IN FOUR FIELDS j,
Historical Specialists, Crop !
And Soil Workers And Print
Four new Civilian war service |
jobs were announced today by the!
U. S. Givil Service Commission, i
C. C. Garrett, secretary. ;
All contribute directly or indi- ]
rectly to the war effort,
reports. All contribute directly!
Icr indirectly to the war effort. !
Applicants are sought as (1);
Crop Production Specialists, (2)
Junior Soil Conservationists, (3) i
Historical Specialists, (4) Print-;
er’s Assistants (women). j
Crop Production Specialists ini
tropical plants are sought forj
service principally in Central;
and South America where they
will administer research stations:
and! plantations in remote and
primitive' areas. Salaries are
from $2600 to SBOOO plus addi- 1
tional compensation for over-!
time and for foreign service.
Junior Soil Conservationists
with appropriate college study
| are sought to do work in forest-1
I ry, range and soil conservation,;
; and soil surveying. Salaries are 1
S2OOO a year (plus additional j
compensation for overtime.
' Historical Specialists, to select
and preserve records significant
not merely for future reference!
; but also for the immediate con-;
■ duct of the war, are sought who
’ have had suitable college train
ing and have done appropriate
work in history or in one or
1 mtc-ne of the social sciences. Sal
, aries are from $2600 to $6500 a i
year (plus additional compensa- i
I tion for overtime).
Rites Held For
! John P. Atkins
| Os Longhurst
Rites for John P. Atkins, 82, of
who died Thursday
afternoon at the home of his sis
ters, Mrs. J. H. Bowes, were
, held Saturday aftfrnoom at!
North Roxboro Baptist church at
j three o'clock, with interment fil- 1
lowing in the second annex of!
I Burch'wcod cemetery. Death re
sulted from a heart ailment.
Survivors, in addition to Mrs.
Bowes, are two other sisters, Mrs.
R. M. Long, of Roxboro, and Mrs.
S. M. Marshal, of Longhurst, and,
a number of nieces and nephews. I
Rites were in charge of the!
Rev. R. W. Hovis.
Urged to Act
Should Also Notify I
Board Os Status
Changes. List Os White
Men In February Quota
Mrs. James Brooks, Person Sc- j
lective Service Board office man- j
ager, who yesterday released a]
list containing the nam.es of more ]
than half of a hundred Person!
and Roxbcro white men in the '
February Selective service quota, j
says that the Board earnestly re- j
quests persons whose selective)
] service status has changed, whose
j dependency rating has changed,
I or who desire farm deferments,
1 or deferments of any type, to no
tify the Board at once.
| Especially is it important that
deferment requests be made oan
i siderably in advance of the date
1 at which a Selectee is called in
! for service. Too, Mrs. Brook 6 (
i says, many changes in depend- j
, ency occur by reason of births ]
and deaths in family groups and
| should be reported at once,
j Numbers of Selective Service
registrants are careful to keep !
! the Board informed of such
I changes, but many citizens wait
until they are called. Delays in!
■ keeping files up ta date and fail
-1 ures to make deferment requests
! soon enough make work of the!
i Board pile up, and, incidentally, 1
make it more difficult for a Se-,
lectee’s particular problems to
get speedy and efficient recogni
| White men in the February!
j quota, who left here Friday i
| morning for examination and in
; duction at Camp Croft, Spartan- '
! burg,. S. C. may be expected to
; return here today or tomorrow
j for their seven day furloughs.
Many in the Negro group, that
left Thursday for Fort Bragg, 1
have already returned. !
Names of the white men, who
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Triplets Thrive j
But* They Do
: Need Supplies
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
triplet sons of Janies and Mabel
Day, Person Negroes, of the
' Concord section, are gaining!
j weight and about ready to be,
' i brought back home from Lin-'
j coin hospital, Durham, but they;
will need cribs and other in-:
fant supplies before they can be'
Miss Louise Croom, of the
Person Health department nurs-'
ing staff, estimates that these!
supplies can be taken care of]
for a moderate sum and plans!
are now being made to secure]
cooperation from three civic]
clubs in Roxboro. Other inter
ested citizens may send contri
butions to the Verson County
Times office. Number* of Rox- 1
boro women are making gar
ments for the triplets.
Milk will be famished by the
Carnation company and nursing
supervision will be continued by
Nurse Mary Mills, qt toe Health
Here Friday with Dr. I. G.
Greer, who spoke at the Scout
banquet, was Mks. Greer, who'
was presented with a gift from]
Awards To Boys
j Large Crowd Attends
Annual Person District
Scout Banquet. Service
Dr. I. G. Greer, of Thomas
| ville, noted Baptist leader,
! speakiing at Person District’s an
] nual father-and-son Boy Scout
I banquet, Friday night told the
i District’s three recipients of
1 Eagle awards, and more than
, two hundred Scouts, Scouters
] and guests that, ‘Priority of
! youth must be respected today,
' in war-time, as it has never been
i before” and that “it is one of
those principles for which we
are now fighting.”
i Jack Shotwell, Jr., Charles A.
Harris, Jr., a nephew es Lieut.
Gov. R. L. Harris, and Charles
Hughes, received their Eagle
I awards from Herbert Stuckey,
1 of Atlanta, Ga., regional execu
-1 tive of region six, who praised
] them as leaders of Scouts, who
are in turn leaders of boys and
destined to become men of in
Pinning on ei the awards was
by the mothers of the new
j Dr. Greer, in an elaboration of
i his thesis, called upon parentis
, for re dedication to the cause of
youth, said that he believes a
! nevy sense of social and economic
’ values will spring up after 4hd
war, and reiterated the right of
! youth to have as good a start-
I ing chance as possible.
i Highlight of the program was
. the reading of a list of more
than eighty former Scouts in
i the Person District who are now
, in the armed service of the
United States. In charge c J this
part of the program was Scout
Toufeilk Ameert, who also re
! cited various war activities of
J the Scouts in Person and called
1 upon representatives from
' troops and packs for more ex
j tended reports.
j Third time winner of attend
! ance prize was the Rev. Rufus J.
Womble’s Cub Pack, No. 6 that
for second time was tied with
Troop 49, of Dr. Robert E. Long.
Among special guests, were
E. Pierce Bruce, of Reids ville,
Cherokee Council executive, and
, Holland McSwain, of Yancey-
I ville, council president. In charge
of arrangements were C. A. Har-
I ris and Dr. Robert E. Long and
,W. H. Brickhouse, assisted by
■j other committeemen and by
'j Scout's. Presiding was J. S. Mer
: ritt, district president. Introduc
-' tion of Stuckey was by George
J W. Kane, and of Greer by City
Makiagfer Percy Hloxam. Invo
-1 cation was by the Rev. Mr. Wom
] Next feature of the Scout
; Week celebration,- of which the
j banquet was a part, will be a
! special Scout Service this Sun
day night at Edgar Long Mem
orial Methodist church, with a
sermon by the Pastor, the Rev.
W. C. Martin, a farmer Scout
master, who was also guest at
In the near future a tablet «r
PbKfue bearing the names as -
all Rrtsofl Scouts in military ser
vice will he placed here on toe
Court House lawn. The list, to
read here at toe banquet, wH
include the following:
Ben Broadweß (deceased), J.
Y. Blanks, Jr.,,George Cubb*ft
Jr., Matt Lone fr* Walk*
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