I Our Job Is to Save
L\\ Sh Every Pay Day
Crew, Will Finish
Job In Two Weeks
Job In Mud
Draws Men From
Some Os The Boys Are
Old Hands At The Game;
Other Youngsters Just
The pipeline job that cuts a
cross a comer of Person County
and leads on to the North is al
most done after two months of
labor and when it is finished
in about two weeks the men
who have been putting it in will
Some of the men, in fact, are
leaving today, and when they go
the night-life in certain Roxboro
cases will take a nose-dive. Like
the seasonal strawberry pickers
of Eastern Carolina, or the citrus
fruit gatherers of California, the
* -'beC of the pipeline crews,
strong and healthy men, rugged,
but noiT necessarily rough, are
migratory fellows. They follow
the job, where it leads.
They find adventure, too* Red
headed Joe Moore, for instance.
...—Jee comes from Texas and has
been in the game six years. He
wears Texas boots, with high
heels and the fancy stitching
that GPA says is out for the dur
ation. But Joe does not need
plain boots to remind him there!
is a war. A few months ago he
was in Scotland, with the pipe
While he was there he had air
raids to contend with. And ra
tioning such as we have not yet
had in the U. S. A. That was j
war, but he got a sharper taste of j
it while coming back to this
country. His ship, before the war
a well known luxury liner, was
sunk. Hie escaped, came on
home, and two weeks later read
an official story on the sinking, j
Until then he could say nothing
“Cookey”, another boy, is
from Virginia, a ’teen - aged
youngster. He’s going back
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RUES HELD FOR
ISAAC N. CHURCH,
OF EAST ROXBORO
Death Comes At Com
munity Hospital After
Isaac N. Church, 69, of East
Roxboro died Sunday morning
at 6:25 in Community Hospital
from a stroke of paralysis suf- j
sered last week.
Funeral rites were held at 4
o’clock Tuesday aftemoctn at •
Grace Methodist church, Rox-j
boro, by the Rev. R. W. Rain
water, with interment in Burch- j
(Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Dorcas Church; three sons, E. C.
of East Roxboro, R. N., of Green- j
ville, S. C., and C. W., of Swep-1
sonville; five daughters, Mrs. C.
F. Moore of Cavel, Mrs. E. A. j
Carver and Mias Vallie Church,
of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. E. S.
Morris of Swiepeanville.
Also one brother, Mitchell E.
Church of Keysville, Va.; two
sisters, Mrs. Alice Huffman of
EUdn and lbs. Annie Mae
Sharks of Roxboro.
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1943
For April 15
City Election For Com
missioners And Mayor
To Follow On May 4.
City Attorney F. O. Carver to
| day said that mass meeting for
j nomination of candidates for the j
' Board of City commissioners and \
Mayor of Roxboro is scheduled;
to be held Thursday night, April (
• 15, at eight o’clock at Person |
County court house, with elec
tions to follow on Tuesday,
1 May 4.
I Present Commissioners are: j
Gordon C. Hunter, C. Lester j
Brooks, R. Cliff Hall, George
i Cushwa, Sr., and Philip L.
Thomas, with S. G. Winstead,
Thomas is serving his first!
term. Hall is filling out the un-!
expired term of Preston Blatter- j
field, Sr., resigned, and Mayor j
Winstead is now finishing his I
first full term in office, although |
I I he has by appointment held of- 1
! fice since November 1940, short-1
I ly after the death of Mayor S. I
: F. Nicks, Jr.
All other City officers, includ- j
| ing the City Manager, Chief of I
! Police, City Attorney and Sup- !
erintendent of the Water Plant, 1
are by appointment of the Board (
Citizens not nominated at the j
meeting may file for nomina- j
tion after that date if they wish.!
! MRS. KYNOCH NEW!
HEAD OF CENTRAL I
i SCHOOL GROUP |
j Retiring President, Mrs. j
• j T. B. Brooks, To Become
I Vice President.
Mrs. Headley Kynoch, of this
City, is new president of Rox
boro Central Grammar School
Parent Teacher association, sue-1
oeeding Mrs. T. B. Brooks, who
iwnll sreve as vice president. Se- j
cnetary is Mrs. V. O. Blalock, a
faculty member, and treasurer,
is (Mrs. Woody.
Speaker at the March meeting;
at which election of officers was
held, was! Mrs. Bill Flythe, of
Raleigh, director of the school
division of the Highway Safety
Patrol, who presented a factual
survey of work done by the di-i
i vision and urged continued sup
port of the safety program by
both parents and pupils,
j Devotional was in charge of,
I the Rev. W. F. West, of Roxboro j
First Baptist church. State meet
ing of the Parent Teacher asso-
I ciation is scheduled for April in
I Charlotte and it is understood;
that the new Central president,
. Mrs. Kynoch, plans to attend,
j Mrs. Kynoch, formerly vice
president, today had words ofj
j praise for the retiring president's
The Rev. J. HL Shore, Metho
dist minister, retired, will be
guest speaker at Roxboro Pres-
Ibyterian church Sunday morn
ing at eleven o’clock.
Oire Big Braketful Os Babies 1
Meet Isaac, Abraham And Jacob
Isaac, Abraham and Jacob Day, Negro triplet sons of James j
and Mabel Day, born last month, are now back 1 at home in the
Day cabin, near Concord Church. Nurse Mary Mills, Negro staff
member of the Person Health department, who is supervising |
their daily progress, says Jacob, the smallest, still has largest j
Both white and Negro residents here have contributed to
the fund for the triplets and are maintaining an active interest
in their iwelfare.
I : !
Couch Heads j
! Young Men Will Have
! Opportunity To Register j
For Army College Train- I
| Leon Couch, supervising prin-1
! cipal of Roxboro district schools, j
j today announced that he has
been appointed Roxboro director (
j for an Army College training
I program, expected to be of ex-1
' ceptional interest to young men i
' between ages of seventeen to
i twenty-two. •
J Examinations, mental, will be
I given in his office at Roxboro
I high school on Friday, April 2,.
! and all applicants for the ex- j
amination must file their names
I with him as soon as possible,
J certainly by March 30, so papers
' can be sent to Raleigh headquar- j
j ters, approved and returned by
; April 2.
j The college training program, 1
! according to Couch, is expected
I to be of special interest to young j
i men now seniors in high school,
i freshmen in college and to oth
ers who have finished high
school in the past three or four
years. Those who did not gradu- ,
ate from high school but have
taken some special college or,
| other professional training will |
' also be considered as eligible ;
i Thoe who pass the examina- I
! tion given here by Couch will,
| then undergo a physical check- j
; up at an Army camp, will be as- j
signed to the branch) of service |
of their choice, Army, Navy, 1
Marine corps or Coast Guard
and then sent to a college to
complete 'trainlfng there before
I being assigned to military duty. (
Couch today said that the new
training program is in line with
a recently announced policy of
military training and that those j
j who are successful as applicants
will have an opportunity to se-;
cure an education similar in
many respects to that offered in
, peace time by colleges and uni
Applicans must have reached;
their 17 birthday and not be,
I past their 22 birthday, as of July
AT MCPHERSON'S j
W. T. Kirby, Person register 1
of deeds, is a patient at McPher
son hospital, Durham, having
entered Monday. After a few
days of treatment he is expecti j
ed to return to his home here, j
j V < .
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Mount Tirzah |
| Elects Faculty j
I For New Year
• • • 1
Committee Re Eleets !
I Committee ReEl ec t s j
j Yates And All Teachers
And Praises Their Work. I
| L. M. Yates, principal and nine ;
f faculty members, of Mount Tir
-1 zah school, constituting the en
tire staff, have been re-elected j
! for the 1943-1944 term, according I
| to announcement made today by j
jR. B. Griffin, Person Superin
tendent of schools.
Yates, who has served as prin
cipal three years and as coach
1 for three years, will enter upon
his fourth year as head of the
I Teachers re-elected include:
i Mrs. B. B. Knight and Miss Mar
garet Tuck, of the high school
i division, and Mesdames Jack
1 Oothran and Emma Noell and
j Misses Eloise Hester, Lelia Peed,
j lola Day, Frances Crowder and j
Nannie Monk, of the elementary
| John Jones, chairman, Ben
Glenn and L. G. Oakley, mem
bers of the district school board,
who reported the re-elections,
commended the teachers for
! present and past efficiency and
had words of equal praise for
i the work of Yates.
I Instructor In
Commando T actics
j Speaker Tonight
Lieut. B. T. Blair, of Camp
Butner, instructor in Ranger and
Commando tactics, is expected
to be here tonight as guest
speaker, at a joint meeting of
the Roxboro Rotary and Kiwanis
clubs at Hotel Roxboro.
j Program chairman is Gordon
C. Hunter, who said that other
■ officers and their wives may be
in the Camp Butner group with
Civic Center Up
Gordon C. Hunter, member of
a committee considering the
adaption of a OCC building into
j a civic center and service club,\
1 reported today that members of
the committee have gone' into
matter of the cost of moving the
structure, but that no other re
| port is available at the present.
Three Men Will Face Trial
On Highway Robbery Charge
MEAT RATIONING j
WILL BEGIN ON |
MONDAY MORNING j
Steps In Meat Program ,
Outlined By Person OI’A
Meat ra'ioning will begin at,
| 12:01, March 29, 1943, according
I to announcement made today by ]
j the Person PA office,
j The same ration system as
i .will be used with exception that '
' Rod stamps will take the place
i of present valid blue ones. From'
j present valid blue ones. From 1
i the consumers viewpoint the pro- |
1 cedure will be similiar with j
' only two major differences. For
I a different series of stamps (to- |
tal point value 16 points) will
! become valid each week 1 . The j
stamps do not have to be used
j during the week issued. The j
I first stamps to be used, the dates
i they are valid and the expira
' tion date is stated below, please !
I cut out and save—
Stamp A, beginning March 29, 1
1 ending April 30; Stamp B, begin-
I ning April 4, ending April 30;
| Stamp C, beginning April 11, J
! ending April 30; Stamp D, be
| ginning April 18, ending April
30; Stamp E, beginning April 25, 1
ending to be announced later.
The second major difference is
j that a “one point” red stamp may
!be used as “change”. Retailers,
! may give the consumer one point j
change to be used for a latter j
purchase during the period they
Stamps may be used for any
of the listed rationed items. The'
same stamps will be used for
meat, cheese, butter, canned
fish, margarine, etc. Neither the
letter or the number will design
ate any specific commodity
which may be purchased.
Point values are on the pound
basis for all rationed products.
! Wholesale cuts of meat have
“Pounds per person” will vary
with choice of cuts of meats. For
instance, spare ribs have a lower
point value that loin of pork
due to the bone structure.
Point Value By Ounces
The Point value of the various
retailed commodities will be
shown on a table. It will show
the point value on pounds and
ounces. This is necessary as all
cuts cannot be made in accurate
In case of butter, margarine,
lard and other commodities
which come in pound containers,
no reference will he necessary
but where there is a weight less
or more than an even pound it
will be necessary to refer to the
This program will include the
following articles: All fresh, j
frozen, cured or canned beef,.
mutton, vea, lamb, pork, includ-1
ing all variety of meats such as]
liver, heart, kidney, brain, etc. —
and all saiusage, all canned fish,
perishable cheese, such as cot
tage cbeesse, cream, linberger,
bleu, etc. butter, lard, mar-1
garine, shortening, salad and
Misses Mary Elizabeth Blalock
\ and Evelyn Lee Yoargin, of this
City, who several weeks ago
were accepted as members of the
Woman’s Army Auxiliary corps,
left today for Fort Oglethorpe,
I Ga., where they will begin their
I training. 4.
jScouts Will |
Go Out For
j Collection Os Tins And
1 Fats Will Begin At J
Night After Court Os ;
j Person and R >xboro Boy 1
! Scouts and Cubs on Friday;
! night, after holding their March!
Court of Honor, will divide the ;
City and County into sections;
for collection of waste fats and}
| tin cans. \
j Under plans previously ar- j
! ranged, Dr. Robert Long, W. H.
Brickhouse and other Scoutmas- j
| ters will act as leaders, with W.
Wallace Woods, Person Salvage I
i chairman assisting. Cnet'ral de- j
pot for tin cans wall be the Pio-'
i neer Warehouse, where Bud i
i Latta will act as custodian dur- j
I ing hours of collection.
Trucks assisting with collec- ,
! tion will be furnished by Rox- j
boro business houses, among j
them, the Roxboro Cocoa-Cola
. company, Collins and Aikman
I corporation, Woody’s Funeral
! home and the City of Roxboro.
I Work of collecting tin cans
' can be expedited if citizens will
; have the cans on front porches.
All cans to be collected must be
1 washed clean, with ends remov
| ed and sides flattened out.
BANKS COZART, OF
AT HOME THERE
Native Os Person County
' Was Superintendent Os
] Greenville Cotton Mills.
! ; Banks Cozart, of Greenville, j
i about 50, a native, of Person
, 1 County, but for many years a;
,! resident of Greenville, where he j
I was superintendent of Greenville
| Cotton mills, died in Greenville j
! Tuesday morning according to
i messages received here by rela- (
. I tives.
| Cozart, in ill health for three j
. j years, suffered the loss of a leg l
1 in an accident some time ago.
j Survivors include his wife and
j eight or nine children, including
; two sons now in military service.
Funeral will be held Friday or
! Saturday, in Greesville, depend
ing on time of arrival of sons in
i Cozart, well-known in Rox
[ boro, where numbers of kins
| people reside, went to Greenville
to be associated with Matt W.!
Long in operation of the Green- i
| Curtis Long Now
! At Maxwell Field
As Aviation Cadet
MAXWELL FIELD, Ala., Mar.,
24. Curtis Long, son of Mrs.
Nettie Perkins Long and the late
A. M. Long, is now* enrolled as
an aviation cadet in the Army
Air Force Pre-Flight School for
Pilots at Maxwell Field, Montgo
: mery, Alabama.
i Long, a graduate of Roxboro
i high school, had an interest in a
i clothing business when he was
, accepted as an aviation cadet in
, the Army* Air Force on Peb. 4,
1 at Nashville Classification Cen
To Have Taken
Money By Force
! Hold. Daylight Affair
j Took Place On South
i Main Street In Residen-
I tial Section.
Luther Tucker, 24, Desedeo
Cannady, 22, and June Ragland,
j 22, three Roxboro Negroes, who
] on March 15, about 6 P. M., in
j the white residential section of
: South Main street, allegedly at
! tacked and robbed Quincy Law
i son, 27, also a Negro, of a sum
i of money, will face charges of
I highway robbery at April term
I of Person Superior Court.
Preliminary hearing for the
| trio was held this week in Re
i corder’s court before Judge R.
B. Dawes, who named bonds for
! each at S3OO. Roxboro Police
I Chief George C. Robinson, in a
; report of the case given earlier
! this week to the Person County
; Times, said that SB3 of Lawson’s
FISA bankroll, first said to have
been hidden in a stump-hole, has
Lawson, who claims to have
i had sll3 on his person, said one
of the men, Tucker, approached
him from behind and the other
tw*o grabbed at his bill-fold.
I Cannady and Ragland wert
| placed in jail shortly alter the
| robbery, Tucker three or four
days later, on Saturday, March
Robinson then secured confes-
sions from she men and he and
his officers recovered the cash
! from three different' hiding
l places where it had been put af
ter being removed from the
stump-hole. Bonds are S2OO less
; for each than were imposed in
- City Court.
Other cases hoard in Record
er’s court included: Thaddeus
; (tum to page eight, please)
| BUNDY WILL BE
I AT SCOTTISH RITE
i Dinner Will Be Held
Here By New Bern Con
sistory No. 3.
W. J. Bundy, of Greenville,
senior grand deacon of the North
Carolina Grand Lodge, will be
speaker in Roxboro tomorrow
night at a Masonic banquet and
party to be staged here at Hotel
Roxboro by New Bern Consis
i tory No. 3, Soottish Rite, with
! Person Lodge 113 Master Masons
j and their wives as special guests.
Toastmaster will be W. W.
Morrell, of Roxboro, and dinner
will be served at seven o’clock.
Chairman of the committee on
arrangements is Arthur H. Rim
mer, of Roxboro, who says that
games, including Bingo, twill be
enjoyed later in the evening.
To be in attendance will be a
i number of out of town guests,
: also the candidates lor degrees.
A similar Scottish Rite program,
■ with the New Bern consistory as
host, was held here last year,
with G. P. (Dickinson, now of
i j Beaufort, in charge,
i Music will he in charge of
i, Miss Meriel Rimmer, daughter
I I of the present chairman, fine and
, J. Brodie RiggObee wfll sing
• several selections with Ito. V
Wallace Woods as acbampstnlrt