"THEY 6IYE THEIR
Mak LIVES—YOU LEND
lAM YOUR MONEY"
War Bonds Today
Pvt. Morris Returns
After Six Years, to
Enjoy Second Batch
Mrs. Daniel’s Son
Has Been In Far
Places - Fighting
Was At Pearl Harbor
And In Other Engage
ments. Has Service Bar.
Mrs. Joe C. Daniel, cf Long
hurst, had a thrill last week: her
son, Pvt. Robert M. Morris, with
six yiears of Army service, much
of it in Hawaii, came home on
Monday for the first time in six
Still under the spell of excite
ment, Mrs. Daniel promised her
son some hot biscuits. She made
them, and left out the baking
powdicr. Second try was more
successful, but Pvt. Morris, real
ly did not mind. He could tell
about times when even the first
batch would have tasted good.
He could tell about those
times when he was at Pearl Har
bor, for instance, or in some oth
er Pacific hot spot. His foreign
-service bar has a battle star op
Now 23 yirars of age, Morris
has a sense of responsibility a
bout what he says. He turns the
talk to home associations, saying
he is, “Sure glad to ibe home,
whisre things have not changed,
not even his best girl.”
Lean and tall and smoking a
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Association Gives Con
tribution To Fund.
J. G. Johnson, of Roxboro,
president of the Person County
branch of the A. A. C. P., today
said that the Association has con
tributed $5 toward the fund be
ing sought here by Negroes for
Roy Scout work and for pay
ment of salary of a Negro dis
trict and council leader.
Heading the campaign which
Johnson reported is progressing
satisfactorily is Buck Jones, as
finance chairman. Negro division
district leaders are C. J. Ford,
T. C. Tillman, William Majors
and Scoutmaster Jones.
Johnson also said his Associa
tion has purchased a War Bond
in name of the Association and
that it will be kept and at ma
turity; added t o Association
Rev. Mr. Glenn
At Hotel Roxboro
The Rev. John Glenn, of Dur
ham, pastor of Duke Memorial
Methodist church, Durham, who
is conducting a series of services
at Edgar Long Memorial church,
was guest Speaker at Roxboro
Rotary club TOwirsday night.
Theme of his address was the
duty and pleasure of helping
Also guests were the Rev. J.
S. Shore the Rev. F., B. Feele
and the Rev. W. C. Martin and
PUBLISHED EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY ROXBORO, N. C., SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1943
Tonight In City And
County Schools, Includ
. Baccalaureate sermons in. Rcx
boro high school and in many
Person County high schools on
Sunday afternoon and night will
inaugurate the 1943 commence
ment season and many churches
in the City and County will can
cel evening services in order to
permit full attendance at re
The Rev. J. Allen Essie y, pro
fessor of Bible at Wake Forest
college! will speak at Roxboro
high school at 8:15, while at
Mcunt Tirzah will he- the Rev. L.
J. Raney at 4 p. m.
At Allensville, at 8, the Rev.
G. H. Ellmare, of Roxboro will
speak, and at Hurdle Mills the
Rev. John F. Cooke will speak
at 8:30. Bethel Hill sermon at 2
I o’clock in Bethel Hill Baptist
! church will be by the Rev. Ru
| fus J, Womble, rector cf St.
Mark’s Episcopal church, this
! City and at Person County Train
ing School for Negroes, the Rev.
W. T. Nelson, wil speak in the
Other schools will have com
mencement programs confined to
one day. Among these ane Olive
Hill with the Rev. F. B. Peele,
of Roxboro, on Friday, May
7, at 10 a. m.; Roxboro Central
Grammar School, Thursday, ex
ercises will be at 9 a. m., and at
Longhurst at 8 on the same night',
speaker will be the R:v. R. W.
Hovis, while at C-Vel on Wed
nesday will be the Rev. Mr.
Womble at 8 p. m., and on Fri
day at eleven a. m., at Bushy
Fork, Lieut. Commander Ne::ly.
Graduation exercises will take
place at Roxboro high school at
8:15 p. m. on Friday, May 7, with
Lieut. Governor Harris as speak
er. The Lietutenant Governor will
also be at Bethel Hill on Wed
nesday night at the same hour
for the same purpose and will
speak in the gym.
At Hurdle Mills R. P. Burns
will speak at 8:30 p. m., Wednes
day: at Allensville, also on Wed
nesday at 8 p. m., C. K. Proctor,
of Oxford will appear, and at
Mount Tirzah on Tuesday, May
5, at 10:30 a. m., the Rev. Mr.
Womble will deliver the finals
Program at High Plains at two
in the afternoon will he by the
Rev. E. L. Hill, and at Person
County Training School, on Wed
nesday, seniors will have charge
of their own program.
Sermon at Helena was deliver
ed last Sunday and finals were
held there Friday night, April
30, with Harry of Conner, Y. M.
C. A. Secretary, of the Universi
ty of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, as speaker.
Mrs. John W. Merritt, of Col
umbus, Ga., is spending several
days here with her family,, hav
ing been called to Roxboro be
cause of the accident which her
father suffered last week. Ha is
now nesting mono comfortably.
Robert P. Burns
R. P. Burns, Person legislator,
will be finals speaker Wednes
day night at 8:30 at Hurdle
Mill high school.
CUBS HAVE GAME
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Bovs Give Girls Beating
In Exciting Contest.
Cub Packs 2 and: 6 on Friday
night held their monthly joint
pack meeting in Cub headquar
ters in the Community house,
Chub Lake street.
Earlier in the week the Cubs
of Pack 6, cf which the Rev. Ru
fus J. Womble is Oubmaster, won
1 14 to oin a softball game against
j Roxboro Girl Scouts played at
Roxboro high school. Leader of
j the girls in this exciting contest
I was Miss Katherine Cooper,
while boys leader was the Cub
Girls playing were: Doris Har
ris, Sarah Thomas, Sally Ums
tead, Daphne Harris, Nancy
i Jane Clayton, Jean Bradsher,
I Sarah O’Briant, Betsy Long,
j Patsy Beam, Nancy Timberlake,
jAnne Briggs, Shelly Milton and
j Boys playing wiere: Sidney O’-
) Briant, John E. Brooks, Robert!
j Kerr, Dale Lunsford, David Bar
rett, Philip L. Thomas, Jr., Ruf
fin Woody John Coe Dawes,
Jimmy Taylor, Silas Solomon
and Dan Mlcore, with Riley Oak
ley and R. B. Dawes, Jr., as um
Last Word -
WASHINGTON, May I. The
Army radio operator who tap
ped cut the last message from
Corregidor “everyone is baw
ling like a baby” was identi
fied by the War Department as
among the American prisoners
held by the Japanese.
He is Corporal Irving Strob
ing, son of Sam and Minnie
Strobing, Brooklyn, N. Y.
| His last mesage, on May 6,
1 1942, wasn’t official, * merely
operator’s conversation. “I know
how a mouse feels,” he said,
“caught in a trap waiting for
guys to come along to finish it
up.” Strobing also sent a mes
sage to his mother.
The very last two words Strob
ing tapped out ware ordinary
telegrapher’s parlance, but to- 1
day they seem to have a double
‘lStand by . . .
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Allen,
of Greensboro and Lumberton,
are spending the week-end with
Mr. Allen’s mother, Mrs. Bax
ter Allen, Lamar street
C.J. FORD SAYS
Negro Four - H Club
Members To Participate
In Cattle Show For First
According to C. J. Ford, Per
son Negro Farm Agent, three
pure-bred Jersey heifers and one
grade heifer were brought into
the county last week. The heifers
weTe secured from Iredell Coun
ty after the Negro Agents from
Person and Granville counties
and District Agent J. W. Jef
feries made a trip to Iredell
County and contacted the county
Eleven heifers were purchased
in all, some going to Alamance,
Caswiell, Pferson and Granville.
Ford states that according to the
performance records of the dams
of these animals they rank from
4.5 to 5 percent in butterfat. !
Three pure-bred heifers placed
in Person Qcunty were purchas
ed for 4-H club members by >
their fathers, except in the case
of Jeff Woods, who purchased
his own. They were placed on
the farms of Arnie Royster for
Ray Royster, his son, and Geo
rge Clay for his son, George. The
boys will work with the animals
during the summer and attempt
to fit them for the pure-bred
cattle show to be held in Wins
ton-Salem, in early fall.
This is th firste time in the
(history cf the state that Negro
I club members have been invited
jto participate in this cattle,
Sam Davis Has
Turtle Soup At
Samuel C. Davis, 19, of Rox
boro, since March of this year
a soldier in the United States
army air corps and stationed
at Miami Beach, Fla., says
there is no meat shortage in
his camp. Men there recently
captured a 1,200 pound turtle,
reported to he 500 years old.
The K. P. boys got busy and
soon there was soup.
Davis, a graduate of Rox
borto high school and a brother
of A. R. Davis, Jr., also in the
Army at New Caledonia, is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R.
Davis of Roxboro.
Cecil James, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. James, of Roxboro,
has volunteered for the U. S.
Navy and is now stationed at
Along The Way
With the Editor
I never heard the story until the other day and here is how
it was told to me. Clyde Allen was at the- Veteran’s Hospital
in Fayetteville and there was another fellow there by the name
of Allen. The other Allen was to have an operation on this
day that we are talking about and one of the Doctors who did
not know the right Allen that was to have the operation saw
aur Clyde walking aiQund in the yard just a short time prior
to the time of the operation. Thinking that this was the right
Allen, he went to him and grabbed him by the arm felling him
to come and get neady for the operation. Clyde tried to fell
him that he had the wrong man but the doctor wodld not listen.
'He kept trying to get Clyde to go with him to the operating
roam. Finally our Clyde just stopped and told the fellow* a
thing or to and probably a few other things. Then the man
let our Clyde go on his way.
Anyway there was no operation that day for Clyde Allen
of Person County and we can’t blame him foj- the argu
ment he put up.
Dr. Robert E. Long
Dr. Robert E. Long, president
of the Person and Roxboro
chapter of the American Red
Cross, who has received for the
Chaper a certificate of merit for
oversubscription of the War
Fund here. Dr. Long is now serv
ing his second term as president.
OF CITIZENSHIP IN
Says War Offers All
People Chances To Serve.
DURHAM, May I. “What
Constitutes Good Citizenship”
was the topic of a talk delivered
by Dr. John S. Bradway, direc
tor of the Duke University Le
gal Aid Clinic, at a luncheon s:s
skn of the Lions club.
In his talk! Dr. Bradway de
fined a good citizen as the man
who feels his responsibility to
ward his community and who
tries to contribute- to its better
ment. Americans of today are
unlike the early settlers because
j they are citizens of the common -
! wealth while their ancestors
were subjects of the crown, the
speaker said, in pointing out that
the status of today’s citizenship
is the vastly different from that
of the early year of the coun
Gocd citizens were held up as
persons who stand back of their
government in its war effort and
who give support to the religious
and civic life of their communi
l ty. Dr. Bradway urged that peo
ple I'cok around in an observant
way in order that they might be
attuned to the problems con
fronting their community to the
end that they might do some
thing toward their solution. No
greater satisfaction comes with
citizenship than that which
comes with the sense of being
a part of the community and na
tional life, with the added know
ledge that perhaps they are leav
ing something of themselvies in
their community," he said.
Red Cross Chapter
Gets Certificate for
City Election I
Be Quiet One
Mayor Winstead And I
Commissioners Now In j
Office Expected To Be
City cf Roxboro voters, with I
no other candidates having filed, !
will on Tuesday, May 4, go to |
the polls to vote for S. G. Wins- !
tead, mayor, and five incumbent j
Winstead, who has served in |
official capacity and as judge cf
Mayor’s Court for nearly two
terms, was re-nominated as can
didate for office at a City Mass
meeting held here last month at
the Court House.
Also re-nominated were Gor
don C. Hunter, George J. Cush
wa, C. Lester Brooks, Philip L.
Thomas and R. Cliff Hall, whose
names in that order, with Wins- ;
tead leading the ticket, will be
j printed on ballots.
i GRADUATE FROM j
HURDLE MILLS j
Music Will Be Program !
Features Both Nights.
Thirteen Hurdle Mills seniors, j
on Wednesday night at 8:30 o’- i
clock, wifll receive high school j
diplomas. These expected to ■
graduate are: I
John Owen Howerton, James j
Wesley Dimmick, Dallas Hughes i
- Norris, James Rainey Wilker- j
son, Cecil Bernard White, Mat- I
tie Dora Rimmer, Margaret Win- I
slow; Rice, Annie Thompson !
Gates, Melba Wilma Grinstead, j
Annie Mae Terry, Grace Eliza
beth Sartin, Foy Elizabeth Terry
and Evelyn Thompson Rogers.
Salutatcrian will be Miss Mat
tie Rimmer and valedictorian
will be Dallas Norris. Marshals
I will be Inez Hawkins, Ira Rog
jers, Gladys Sartin, Gilbert Moore
and Christine Jones, with Mary
Blalock, chief marshal.
Music Sunday will include a
solo by Miss Julia Belle Baynes j
and choral music Wednesday I
will include “Awake! Arise!” and
the “Bells of Saint Mary’s” and
a duet by Misses Evelyn Rogers
and Foy Terry.
Preentation cf awards and
medals will be by A. L. Combs,
Directors of Roxboro Chamber
of Commerce and special guests
will meet Monday, Miay 3, at
noon at Hotel Roxboro lor a
membership luncheon. Presiding
will be David SI Brooks, presi-'
dent, and in charge of arrange
ments is the Executive Secre
tary, W. Wallace Woods.
Mrs. Ella Clayton is a patient
at Community hospital.
Buy an Additional
War Fund Drive
Award Comes From Na
tional Office And Will Be
Dr. Robert E. Long, of this
I City, president of the Person and
I Roxboro chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross today announced
; that the chapter, in recognition
1 of oversubscription of its $5,600
(quota here by nearly $4,000, has
j received from the National
! Chairman a special certificate in
“recognition of splendid success
in reaching and exceeding the
War Fund goal.”
The certificate, according to
Dr. Long, is to be hung in the
office of Mrs. Sue Featherston,
new chapter executive secretary,
in Roxboro, Central Grammar
He quoted the National Chair
iman as saying further: “I share
your pride in this magnificent
achievement and again extend to
I you and your faithful fellow
I workers my heartiest congratu
! The letter is signed by William
[ Carl Hunt', Eastern Area man.-
J ager, Alexandria Va. The East
jem Area exceeded the National’
(goal by a handsome margin. Di-
I rector general of the campaign
jin Roxboro was S. M. Ford, res
j ident manager of Plant E, Collins
,and Aikman corporation, at Oa
!Vel. Publicity was handeled by
iW. Wallace Woods, chapter se
■cretary and Chamber of Com
’ merae head.
[ The Certificate, one of several
I given to chapters successful ha
| the War Fund campaign, will be
j framed and kept as a Person and '
| Roxboro chapter memento.
BROUGHTON - OTS
AT LEWIS POLICY
IN ROTARY TALK
Roxboro Delegates At-
I tend Rocky Mount Ses
ROCKY MOUNT, May I.
j More than 400 Rotarians who at
tended the 189th district Rotary
International meeting here re
turned home after a two-day
streamlined session in which they
heard Gov. J. M. Broughton de
nounce John L. Lewis for his
“unwillingness to subordinate
selfish purposes for the good ij t
the nation.” f*
“Those who ignore the ma&- i
date,” Broughton said at the close- 1
ing session, “whether they lie in
industry, labor or on the farin,w
or politicians will deserve afedl
receive at the hands at the ■ V
American people a stem rebaka.”
Robert W. Madry, mayor of i
Chapel mil and director of I&er J
University of Nortty Carolitejl
Ne-ws Bureau, was elected
trict governor lor the cotettf'
Roxboro Rotarians who attend
ed included Lieut. Gov. JL L.
Harris and W. Wallace Mwdh
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Rubber hose is scarce - p«J
tect what you have. J