Our Job Is to Save
L\\ S-'h Every Pay Day
Going T o Jerusalem
Reality For Soldier
O. Y. Clayton, Jr.,
Scenes On Trip
Roxboro Young Man,
Now In Egy pt Writes Os
What He Sees In Pales
“Going to Jerusaieum , not so
many years ago, was a childhood
game enjoyed by O. Y. Claytcn,
Jr., of Roxboro. Sometimes, when
the piano stopped, and the mad
scramble for seats began, O. Y.,
Jr., was the one loft standing:
never in his wildest dreams did
he ever think the day would
come when he would not only
be going to Jerusalem, but also
The war and the U. S. Army,
in which Clayton is now serving,
are of course the active agents,
lifting him up and out of his job
as a traveling salesman for his
father's beverage company. For
several years he traveled in Or
ange and Granville counties.
About a year ago he wias called
to the Army and has been trav
eling ever since, first to Camp
Jackson, Columbia, S. C., then to
Mobile, Ala., Fort Dix, N. J., and
across to Africa, Palestine and
He is in Egypt now, with a
medical corps detachment, and
for a young man not yet twenty
five he has already seen a lot.
His Palestine letter came the oth
er day to his wife, the former
Miss Rebecca Pulliam, of South
Boston, Va., a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Pulliam, of that
City, who divides her time be
tween her home there and the
home here of her husband’s par
O. Y., Jr., is sending her a gift
from Jerusalem. What it is she
does not know, but when it does
arrive Mrs. Clyaton, Jr., -will
have a pretty good idea of its
Jerusalem background, and also
of Bethlehem, the Mount of Ol
ives and the famous Wailing
Wall. On a two day tour with a
guide, Pvt. Clayton and his com
panions sawi enough of the new
and old Jerusalem to make Sun-
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Rites Held For
Enice Day, Who
Dies In City
y Enice Day, 37, of Mt. Har
mony, Person County, died at!
the Community Hospital here 1
Sunday at 2:15 p. m. after an ill-:
ness of a year.
Funeral services were heldi
Monday at 4 p. m.
Surviving are his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John B. Day.
Rites were in chage of Elder’
N. D. Teasley, of Durham, and’
Rev. L. J. Rainey, of Roxboro.
Services were at the home, with
interment in Burchwood ceme
tery annex, Roxboro.
Mrs. Stephen C. Long, of the
Leasburg road, Person Co., whose i
husband, Pvt. F. C., Stephen C.j
Long, of Roxboro, on Friday was
reported missing in action in!
Africa, on the same day suffer-!
ed a second loss, wlfen the home!
of her father, Charles Carr, with
•wfhom she lived, was destroyed
by fire. In the fire Mrs. Long
lost a sum of money, greenbacks,
including savings sent to her by
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1943
Rawls Talks j
To Club On j
; Mrs. Ruth Vick Everett J
Also Appears On Ki- !
>! Guy Rawls, of Raleigh, ai
1 State OPA official, was guest j
,1 speaker, at Kiwanis club at Hotel!
i-Roxboro Monday night, where j
l: he appeared at invitation of!
,i Leon Couch program chairman. |
: | Rawls, a former automobile j
l >dealer, discussed chiefly the!
[ business man’s view of OPA. Al- ]
r i so a speaker was Mrs. Ruth Vicki
j Everett, of Raleigh, State direc
tor of the Community Service
division, who discussed commun
ity service aspects of the OPA.
Among other guests present was ]
) Mrs. L. Sanders McWhorter, |
5 Person chairman of Community!
; Service. Brought out in Mrs.
. Vick’s address was an analysis j
of point ration planning and,
Presiding was Kiwanis club
, president J. J. (Dick) Woody,!
, who last week returned from a
[ Florida vacation. By recom
[ mendation of the finance com-
Linittee- the Kiwanians agreed to
, I contribute the sum of ten dol
\ lars to the fund being raised so
. benefit of the Negro triplet I
children of James and Mabel 1
. Day, who were yesterday 1
• brought home from Lincoln hos- 1
! pital, Durham.
68, OF LONGHURST j
PASSES AT HOME !
[! Was Grandfather Os
. Pvt. Lacy Clay, Os Camp
, | Howze, Gainsville, Texas, j
I Rites Delayed.
William Bennie New, 68, of,
Longhurst, died Wednesday j
, morning at 9:15 o'clock at his
home from a stroke of paralysis
| suffered about an hour earlier.
Funeral arrangements are in
! complete pending arrivel of a'
| grandson, Private Lacy Clay, ofj
• Camp Howze, Gainsville, Texas, j
I but rites, when held will be at i
! Longhurst Baptist church by thef
Rev. R. W. Hovis, with interment 1
in Providence Baptist church
Survivors include one son,
Romie, of Longhurst, one daugh
j ter, Mrs. Bessie Childrey and l
three sisters, Mesdames Lillian'
| New, John Daniel and Melissa
j Epps, all of South' Boston, Va.
j Norden Schloss In
; Air Corps, Goes
Norden B. Schloss, of DurhamJ
a son-in-law of Lieut. Gov. and
Mrs. R. L. Harris, of Roxboro,
left yesterday for Nashville,
■i Tenn., where he will begin
j training as an Aviation Cadet.
Sdhloss, a graduate of Brown
! University, until about twio years
j ago lived in Providence, R. 1.,
i hut later became connected with
a Durham Insurance company.
Mrs. Schloss, the former Miss
Katherine Harris, expects to re
main in Durham. She) and her
I husband spent the week-end
here with her parents.
Negro Triplets Come
Home In Big Basket.
Civic Clubs, Association, i
Church And Individuals
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Day,
i Negro triplet sons of James and
Mtebel Day, Person tenant farm
ers, having spent their first four
1 weeks of life in Lincoln Memor
| ial hospital, Durham, are now at
| their cabin home near Concord
j church, tco young to know that!
, the fact that they are triplets is
I giving them a head start in the |
| human obstacle race.
Right at the beginning they are j
! assured of enough milk, of the|
I right kind, furnished by one of|
the nation’s largest producers of!
condensed mlik and prepared ac-j
cording to formulas by Nurse!
Mary Mills, Negro nurse of the]
| Person health department', and j
| if they live and thrive and grow;
I up, as they give every indication!
of doing, they will be assisted in
| securing their education by three!
paid up education policies thatj
! have been presented to them by
C. C. Spaulding, president of the
I North Carolina Mutual Insur
ance company, of Durham, one of
the largest Negro insurance com
panies in the world.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who]
were brought home yesterday,!
] tip the scales at six pounds, six;
: pounds and two ounces and five 1
1 pounds and thirteen and one half j
ounces, respectively. Triplet
' births are rare, occurring on an
j average in one out of fen thous-i
| and births. Still rarer are such \
'■ births in which all three are in'
j good health, as these infants are.
( Expense of their hospitaliza-!
tion has been carried by the Per- j
! son Health department, of which;
! Dr. W. P. Richardson, of Chapel
! Hill, is director, and has been met
| under the special maternity and
infancy program of the depart- j
j ment, but now; that the babies
I are home, Person citizens, both
white and Negro, are stepping in j
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Elliott Child Dies
At Home Near
Edward Columbus Elliott', Jr.,!
r 4, died Monday afternoon at the
1 home of his parents near Rox-j
Services iwere conducted Tues
day afternoon and buried was in
the Surl Church Cemetery. j
In addition to his parents, Mr.|
and Mrs. E. C. Elliott, he is sur-j
vived by one brother, T. U. El
liott'; two sisters, Ellen Gray and
Nancy Jane Elliott, and his ma
ternal grandmother, Mrs. Herod
Rites were in charge. of the
Rev. J. B. Currin. 1
No Court Held
R. B. Dawes Is 111
First' March session of Person
Recorder’s Court, scheduled for
this week, was cancelled Tues-'
day because of the illness of R. 1
B. Dawes, judge, iwho is a pati
ent at McPherson hospital, Dur
ham, where he is suffering from,
a sinus infection.
Docket, said Sheriff M. T.!
Clayton, was very light this
week. Next session will be on.
Tuesday, Mar. 23.
| Commander |
■’' v, ■
S. Amos Maynard, Greensboro busi
ness man, was elected commander of
the North Carolina department of
the American Legion, at a special
meeting of the department execu
tive committee in Asheboro March 7.
He succeeds Henry L. Ingram of
Asheboro, who died suddenly Febru- i
ary 20, and serves until the state I
convention in June. A native of
Wadesboro, Maynard has been prom- j
inent in American Legion circles of
Greensboro and the department for
Up Old Belt
Association Men Appear j
Pleased Over Prospects
For No New Ceiling, But
Worry Over Lab j
DANVILLE, Va., March 10. j
The Virginia-Carolina Old Belt |
Warehousemen’s association wentj
on record Tuesday at its annualj
meeting as opposed to individual!
basket ceiling prices at the auc-|
tion sales and that if ceiling i
prices are necessary that they)
be imposed on an overall basis,!
as last year. j
The organization, represented;
here by more than 100 ware-!
housemen from 20 auction cen- j
ters, re-elected E. D. Matthews,
of Winston-Salem, president,
with E. A. DeJarnette, of South
Boston, vice-president, and J. T.
Booth, of Winston-Salem, seers- j
| tary and treasurer.
The sentiment cf the ware-;
housemen was one of pleasure!
that the agricultural marketing!
administration has given the as-1
surance of the continuation of j
the competitive auction sales. j
Manpower problems occupied j
a full dress debate with the
warehousemen worried about
sufficient able bodied employees!
if the draft makes further in
cursions into ranks of tobacco;
There was some complaint
also over the slowed down sales
which often finds time hanging
heavily on the auctioneer and
with many growers of the opin-|
ion that prizes are better under 1
brisk than a lazy sales pace.
Roxboro City Commissioners
met Tuesday night' in regular
session but due to the fact that
City Manager Percy Bloxam was
in the hopsital at Durham, very
little was done in the way of
business. Miss Hattie Carver,
also of the City manager’s of
fice, was ill.
F. O. Carver, Sr., City attor-'i
ney, mentioned the fact that thej
mass meeting for the nomination
of commissioners and mayor was
to be held in May and he was
instructed to give public notice
of this fact. J
Broughton Farm Committee
Gets Teeth Into War Problem
Special Course '
''' s ..’ ~...l
! c 'gt. Sam Lockhart, of Fort'
Bragg, a sun at Mrs. Anna Lock-
hart, ot Scmoru, is faxing a
. special six weeks course at Fort.
I Bragg. Lockhart, who has been |
|at Bragg several months, was j
, in Lousiana.
FARM MACHINERY !
MEET NEXT WEEK
Applications To Ration-
I ing Committee Already
Exceed County Quota.
i Claude T. Hall, cf Woodsdale
i and Roxboro, chairman of the j
: Person County Farm Machinery
; rationing committee, today said
| that a meeting of the committee
will be held Thursday, March 18
| for purpose of passing upon ap
i Hall says that' the number of
I applications now on hand ex
; ceeds the County quota for ma
! chines, but that those farmers'
I who are urgently in need of ma-^
I chines for making crops this
year and for carrying out war!
goals are requested to file appli- i
1 cations at once.
Stipulation's that the ma-i
! chinery wanted must be covered
jby rationing order C. Applica-j
j t'ions will be accepted at the AAAi
j office, Roxboro.
I ' j
! Army Woman And I
Newsman To Visit i
j Here Saturday
With Lieut. Florabeth Ferri,
of Fort Bragg, of the recruiting
staff of the WAAC, and W. E.
Debnam, of Raleigh, WPTF news j
! commentator, as guests, members ,
1 of Lester Blackwell Post of thej
American Legion will hold an;
open meeting Saturday night at;
7:30 o’clock at Person County]
Dr. B. A. Thaxton, Post Com-j
mander will preside. The public
is invited to attend. Debnam,
who in the past year or two has
been making a reputation as
WPTF news commentator, is ex
pected to discuss war news.
Lieut. Ferri, it will be remem
bered, was here two weeks ago.
Mrs. Mary Kiser, wife of Buck ;
Kiser, of Person County, who on
Sunday allegedly attempted to
1 commit suicide by swallowing a ;
1 quantity of lysol, continues to
improve at Community hospital,!
Roxboro, to which she was taken
about seven o’clock Sunday
' " l
To Tri-City j
Ls Roxboro Representa
tive At Durham OPA !
A business man’s clinic spon-;
sored by the Durham Chamber;
of Commerce was hold Tuesday j
at the Washington Duke Hotel, 1
Durham, with a number cf OPA 1
officials and other Government
representatives appearing on the
program for discussion of the!
many wartime problems con- j
Three counties were embraced
by the clinic. In addition to Dur
ham County, business men of
Granville, Orange Counties at-;
Amcng those present was W. |
Wallace Woods from Roxboro]
Chamber of Commerce.
The first session began around
10 o’clock, and following a gen
eral session group meetings were;
arranged for the consideration
l of problems of special import
to each of the group?.
, The final session will be held
The clinic was arranged as a
medium through which business
! men of the area might obtain
! expert information and advice
from OPA representatives con
cerning priorities, retailing pro
blems. and manpower problems.
REV. J. M. WALKER
WILL BE GUEST
SPEAKER IN CITY
1 Presbyterian Clergyman
Os Roanoke Rapids Will
Be At St. Mark’s Next
The Rev. John M. Walker, Jr.,
I a former pastor cf Roxboro
] Presbyterian church and now
pastor of the First Church,
Roanoke Rapids, will be in Rox
-1 boro on Thursday night, March
| 18, as second guest speaker at a
| series of Lenten services being
i held at : Slaint Mark’s Episcopal
Frist speaker will be Chap
lain W. H. Weller, of Camp But
! ner, who will deliver a message
tonight at 7:30 o’clock. On sue-]
cessive Thursday nights other)
visiting ministers will oome to]
Saint Mark’s, according to thej
! Rev. Rufus J. Womble, rector. ,
Celebration of Ash Wednesday |
was observed yesterday morning i
at 10:30 o’clock, with the rector
in charge. This service, accord- 1
ing to the church calendar, offi-1
dally marks the beginning of
Units In Person
Miss Hettie Parrott, of Ral
eigh, State Supervisor of
Elementary education, who
spent two days here visiting]
Allensville, Mount’ Tirzah and
Hurdle Mills schools in interest
of their accredited ratings, re
turned yesterday to Raleigh.
Miss Parrott, while here, was
in conference iwtth Person Su-I
perintendent R. B. Griffin, Leon]
Issue On Top
I . . • ■■• •' • • ■ . . ' v*■
Set-Up Os Fact Finding
Body To Extend To
Everv County In State.
RALEIGH, March 10. A
promise of help to the farmers ,
: of this state in meeting the vari
! otis difficulties now confronting
I them was h Id out by the farm
| labor commission in its initial
meeting held here Tuesday,
i Governor Broughton, ex-offi
cio chairman of the group, and
Harry B. Caldwell, director, led
1 the discussions which lasted for
i three hours and went into virtu
ally every phase of the farmer’s
problems. The meeting attract
! ed 51 of the 53 members of the
i Pointing out that the organi
i zaticn “will not interfere in any
way with existing agencies and
, will not be a money-spending— 1
setup,” Governor Broughton
said its first duty would be “to
assure the farmers of North
Carolina that everything possi
ble is being done to assist thelb
•si t "i
in producing food for the na»
He said—that- WashingliQltfW&uf
faced with such a prepondlfc||||g|K
: pi abu ms as to maUHHHHH|
its assistance to any
.'tat'.s Com quently,
“wo must ilo
plan to s.' t up a farm
in every county in NaHSHHBH
Caldwell, on leave
duties as master of the
Grange, will be provided
full staff, and will have his
fice with Dr. J. S. Dorton, who n
as director of the tvar manpower
commission of this area, is also '
a member of the labor commis
sion. Caldwell will work close*- ;j
ly (with Dr. Dorton.
AH members of the commis
sion spoke on the agricultural
problems as they viewed thenL
for their respective positions. If
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Person Ministers 1
Meet To Plan
I Lenten Service
] The Person County Minister*
I ial association, with the Rev. J„*
; N. Bowman, president presiding,
I will meet Monday morning at
■ 10 o”clock in the office of the
, Rev. W. C. Martin, ot Edgar
iLo n g Memorial Methodist
1 church, where plans wiR be
i made for the annual, interdeno-,
minational Good Friday service
i to be held here.
Speaker at the Association,
meeting will be thej Rev.* jS. HE*
Shore, Methodist mkrister, re
tired, and a former presidfnt of ,’i
the Association, who if <
to discuss his 4t
experience in the mioistey,
■■ - : jWjdr*
C. J. Fox, formerly ,
of Rose’s stare,
j ing the place of 3. W&m
ford, now with tbe
With Fox are djjmmwiie
daughter. A.,. ;T']V '
i ervijft ',’ " *