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The Franklin Times
A 3 AIMTCIlSiXG
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
L. 7. JOHNSON, Editor and Manager
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LOUISBURO N 0. FRIDAY, FEB. 21ST, 1930
Franklin County's 151st anniver
sary, February 12th, was celebrated
in a manner most fitting to its tradi
tions. Exercises in all the high
schools of the county were sponsored
by the Frauklln County Historical
Association, under the able direction
of Mrs. Ben T. Holden, president of
the association. These celebrations
were inaugurated this year with a.
threefold purpose: first, to gather and
record the facts of Franklin's history
end the story of her people; second,
to acquaint all the people, and espec
ially the school children, with these
facts and stories, and thereby to
arouse their interest and pride for
Franklin County; and third, by gath
ciing and recording these facts and
ly recalling them annually to the
minds of the people, to create an in
spiration toward a continued growth
Believing that more people would
be reached and a greater community
spirit developed by putting on these
patriotic programs in all the high
schools, rather than by having one
central meeting where all the people
could come together, the Historical
Association decided upon the former
plan. The f". U. n. ~A. chose this
tilrititf&y of the-C'uui'ty ft'i beginning
what is planned as an annual cele
bration. _ , , .
This year Franklin County s newly
adopted song, "Franklin," written by
F'red U. Wolfe, professor at Gold Sand
High School, was used for the first
time in a historical occasion and was
sups in every school in the county.
? In the historical exercises held In
the schools, addresses concerning the
history of the County revealed many
interesting and important milestones
in its growth. Several talks were
made about certain famous men of
Franklin. Iu the Mills High School,
at Louisburg, E. L. Be3t, Superintend
ent of Education in the County, relat
ed the life, work, and importance of
Charles Applewhite Hill, who was
the author of the first educational
bill in North Carolina, Ernestine
f'lHH ell,* a student uf Gold Sand High
-Cehool, epoke th? Tifa and wo^a
of Joseph John Allen, the famous
speller of the State; and at the same
school, another student, Thurman
Griffin, gave an account of the work
oT Tred~C. Wotte^tfi Frauklln County.
Again, at Edward Best High School.
Ruby Macon discussed the famous
men of the County. Addresses on
the development of education in
Franklin County were -made In -Ihe
school at Louisburg by Miss -fcoulia
Jarman. and at Youngsville fchool
by Miss Frances Ragan. In several
of the schools a short history of the
County was given. However, in some
of the schools the historical exercises
were united with the Live-at-Home
program and Lincoln Gay exercises.
The only grade school participating
in. the celebration was Justice School,
which had as Its addreasor, W. L.
Lifmpkin, representative in the Gen
eral Assembly of North Carolina. Al
so worthy credit, is the program ren
dered by the Louisburg Colored Grad
ed School under the efficient super
vision of George C. Pollard, principal,
which included addresses y Major S.
P. Boddie and Rev. Sankey L. Blan
Not as a major part of the birthday
celebration, but only as a means of
reaching Franklin County citlxens re
siding elsewhere and more people of
the county, a short program was ren
dered over Radio Station WPTF In
Kalelgh, on the afternoon of that day.
Hill Yarborough, vice-president of
the Historical Association, presided
over the program. Introducing the
speakers and features of the program.
Mrs. B. T. Holden, president of the
Association, spoke on the purpose and
activities of the Association. "Ode
to Franklin," the sosqul-centennlal
hymn of Franklin, written by Mrs.
W. P. Mercer, of Elm City, a native
of the County, was read by Mrs. Jas.
b King, being accompanied at the
piano by Mrs. O. Y. Yarboro. The
historian of the County. Dn, ,D,?X
Smithwtck, related something of the
County's history. The program was
closed with the musical selection.
"Franklin," sung by Meadamea W. E.
White, E. S. Ford, W. J. Cooke and A.
p. Allen; Misa Gladys Taylor, and H.
C. Taylor, W. H. M. Jenkins, and R.
The occasion proved to be extra
ordinarily successful, rendering to
Franklin County a spirit of pride,
love and devotion for groater honor
to her name. This Is one of the many
big objectives the Franklin County
Historical Association has accom
plished In the County, and la to con
tinue through the hlatory of future
Mr. and Mra. W. A. Radford enter
tained a host of friends at their home
near Ontorvllle, on the night of Feb
ruary llth to' celebrate the Forty
ninth birthday of Mrs Radford. There
ware a boat forty-five friends, and
relatives preaent from the four hear
Music, dancing and refreshments,
ware In sbundsnc# and all seemed to
thoroughly enjoy the occasion.
Well wishes were heard from all
Nqiv Chief Jus/ice
Hon. Charles Evans Hughes, ap
pointed Chief Justice of the United
States by President Hoover, photo
graphed as he was leaving his New
York office just after the President
had telephoned him asking him t6 ac
cept the pest of head of the court of
w hich he was once an Associate Judge.
MR. D. C. THARRINGTON DEAD
Aflutter of Franklin Comnif% old
Solders Passe* To His Reward.
C? T1h/^lngton' Commander
Confulp it v ' Camp Unlte<J
Confederate Veterans, and one of
Franks County,g ^
highly respected citizens dted at the
home of his son, Mr. John Hedge
about 5 O'clock
Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Tharrington
.niL wye?>rS ~l age and 'eaves two
sons, W. P. Tharrington and R. T.
-harrington. of near Louisburg, and
two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Tharring
ton, of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. John
Hedgepeth, near Louisburg, one
brother, Lewis Tharrington, of Dur
h im, and one sister, Mrs. 8trickland,
He was an excellent soldier during
-the-GtvH-Wev- malting an enviable re-'
confldence of his commanders and
comrades. He was a faithful and
consistent member of Hickory Rock
Baptist church and a member of San
Creek Masonic ? Lodge, and was
among Pxanklin County's dti.
zens. " I
The funeral was held from Hickory
K01* cfaarah, about seven miles east
2:30 o'clock and was conducted hy^
Revs. S. L. Blanton, pastor of the
Louisburg Baptist Church, e M
Carter, pastor of ML Gilead Chris
tian Church, and A. D. Wilcox, pas
tor of Louisburg Methodist Church.
The interment was made in the
church cemetery nearby with the im
pressive Masonic ceremony in charge
of the Sandy Creek Masonic Lodge,
the members of the Joseph J. Davis
chapter United Daughters of the Con
federacy having charge of the music
and flowers. The floral tribute was
profuse and especially pretty speak
ing a beautiful message of esteem.
The funeral was attended by large
numbers of friends and relatives of
the family, and the deepest sympathy
is extended to the bereaved.
DB. BROOKS TO SPEAK AT
Dr. E. C. Brooks, President of North
Csrolins State College, of Raleigh,
has been secured to deliver the com
mencement address at Louisburg
College, Wednesday, May 21, accord
ing to announcement made today
?from the office of President C. C.
Alexander. Before becoming head of
State College Dr. Brooks, who Is an
outstanding educator In the South,
had held the professorship of Edu
cation at Duke university and served
for a number of years as State Sup
erintendent of Education.
The commencement program at
Louisburg College Includes the fol
lowing, features: ?
Alumnae Banquet, Saturday eve
ning, May 17.
Commencement sermon, by Dr. W.
W. Peele, 11:00 A. M.. Sunday. May 18!
Junior concort, 4:00 P. M? Monday,
Senior concert, 8:00 P. M? Mondr.y
School of Expression Play, 8:00 P.
M? Tirosday, May 20.
Graduating exerolsea, 10:00 A. M.
Wednesday, May 21.
W. C. KEARNEY DEAD
William Crawford Kearney, son of
?he late H. C. Kearney, died Feb. 2nd,
1980, at his home in Franklinton, of
pneumonia, In his Mth year. He waa
burled ln cemetery there. Hla neph
ews were pallbearers. The funeral
was conducted by his pastor. Rev. W.
C. Ball, aaslstad by the Baptist min
ister, and waa held In the 1L E.
Cburcfl of which he was a member i
since ohlldbood. Ha leevea one bro
ther I. H. Kearney, of Franklinton,
aid two listers, Mrs H B. Pearce of
Frankltnte r - -f
rrankllntearead Mre. C. K. Cooke,' of ,
To Dry Up Washington
I l.tjor General Herbert B. Cro?by.
Ch'.t o." Cavalry, U. S. Army, named
by ('resident Hoover as Commissioner
ot the District of Columbia, hopes tc
clean up the Capital City. "
MB. C'Kl'DUP ADDRESSES
Louisburg Kiwanis Club held its
regular meeting, Feb. 14th 6:30
o'clock at Welcome Inn, with Presi
dent Mills presiding. The officer in
charge of affairs was Aaron Tonkel
who" entertained the Club with a very
delightful-and entertaining program
ri i, . Ac j .a i- - - -- ? -i ? 1
mc cnici spcaKcr ui tne evexnns
was Mr. J. B. Crudup of Henderson.
Mr. Crudup discussed some of the ob
jectives of^Ktwanis and stressed the !
necessity for loyalty and patriotism
to each other in advancing the pur- i
pose of Kiwanis. The Job is never i
finished for a Kiwanian said Mr. Cru-1
dup. His is a task that goes on for- j
Major Boddie, Dr. Perry and Frank
Wheless, Jr., were asked to talk five
minutes each on any subject they,
thought important at the present)
Major Boddie seems to think that
existing economic conditions are not
us badly as pictured, and a good cure
is to be optomlstic and drive all pes
simist out of town.
Dr. Perry in voicing his opinion
seem, to think that for lack of cchop
eraram ig'pamyTbgponsibte lul' fl""'
I l>iM|inaii? - Ui'a PJWUIAHtdi
I i 'twillCc3 VDllut%rtnm. ttt vjv
socially and are good fellows, but it)
business life we are rank strangers.
Frank Wheless Jr. labeled his talk,
"buy at home," and asked the question
why Luulsbuig - people did not buy
Louisburg produce. Air.. .. Wheless
seems to think that the merchants
of Lodisburg are not working togeth
er for the interest of the buyer and
wraim no effort to prove to him that
what he wants can be bought in his
The Times was quite in demand
lust week. Some who do not read
the paper regularly heard there was
' something in it" that they wanted
wo see. One subecrlber had failed to
get his paper for the first time; an
other thought his paper was going on
a different route; and still there
were others who Just wanted to read
Mr. P. F. Evans, well known citi
zen of Franklin County, died at his
home near Laurel, Friday, Feb. 14,
at 2 o'clock P. M. Mr. Evans was 77
years old, and he had boen in a fee
ble condition several years. Mr.
Evans married a daughter of the
late Frank Williams, of this county,
and Is survived by his wife, five eons
and touX daughters. He was a mem
ber of Trinity M. E. church. Fun
eral services were held at the home
Saturday at 1 o'clock, and the buri
al was in the Louisburg cemetery, at
2:30 Saturday.Rev. Mr. Pitman, the
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ben Beasley
have a fine eight pound boy, born on
the 14th. Their first little girl was
born on Christmas day the second on
the 4th of July, and little Joe Ben. Jr.,
came as a valentine? and the next.
If a boy, may have to be named for
the Father of hie Country, if the
eventful dates of.blrh continue.
Melvia Bvans, eight year old son at
Vr. Charlie Evans, died at 7:30 P.
M. Thursday the 13th Inst. The lit
tle boy lived with grand parents, Mr.
and Mr\ P. F. Evans, and sucoombed
to pneumonia on the evening before
the death of his grandfather which
occurred at 2 o'clock P. M. the day
following. Funeral services wove
conducted by Rev. Frank Edwards,
and the Interment waa at Mountain
Orove church cemetery.
As too much cooking ruins food
this may be helpful to young house
"Vitamins are essential to health.
Prolonged cooking and too much wa
ter cause both vitamins and flavor
'.o fanlsh from vegetables. Many veg
etables can oaok in their own juice
It given the right atari 8trtng beans,
cabbage, cauliflower and eplnach re
qufro no more than a fourth to a
half cup of water to start them steam
ing and releasing their Juices and
none of them should be oooked long."
One ton of lime need Wider
IMS by J. L. Oauble of Albermarle
In Stanley County Increased the
field ot green hay fcMO pounds to?
M sere. The yield on lead without t
It. R. KKsell, popular Manager
of the Winner. Thewtre, announces
that he Is having a modern Vita
phone system installed in his pic
ture house this week and will
have It real) for the first per
formance on next Monday, when
he will open with "GOLD DIG
GERS OF BROADWAY." The in
stallation is being made In the
present location to accommodate
the people of this section now ttnu
. will be moved to the new location -
on Nash street as soon as the
building ht*s been converted into
a modern theatre, plans for which
are now being made.
BOOSTS BOY SCOUTS' MOVEMENT
Dr. H. H. Johnson a very efficient
end capable Kiwanian deserves the
honor and credit for putting over the
flist big objective for the Kiwants
Club this year.
Harry was made Chairman and
Sponsoring Director of the Boy Scout
Committee for the year 1930. His
plan proposed was to spent $240.00 on
the Boy Scouts in Louisburg this
year. The club supported him in
this proposal-and the finnnee
mlliee'lias pPBWised to raise the mon
ey. We are informed that an in
structor from Headquarters and a
real Master Scout wilhhave charge of
the boys once a week for one year.
This means that the boys of Louis
burg will have an opportunity to
undergo real Scout training and will
have equal chances with Boy Scouts
L or tits, larger cities.
The parents of LoUisburg having
boys in the local scout troupe may
rest assured that tbeir boys will get
I Cue best of training in Scout Craft.
Dr. Johnson deserves much credit for
On last Friday night Feb. 14, a
Valentine party was given in the
| home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H^ Place of
IViillKUMT1. 'A feroup of boys and girts
begsm wgvrtve -abour T-OTTir ^uJuy
u evening of fun. Several games
were played and a contest was given
to see who could make the most
words out of "Valentino^ _ in Cv*
en to the
winner. Miss Teresa Pexry.
Refreshments were served which
consisted of Sandwitches, hot cocoa,
toasted bananas and marshmallows.
peeetut -were: Atiwe Maui*
Veade, Emma Place, Virginia- and
Teresa Perry, Louise and Alma Lee
Harris. Mrs. A. L. Bunn and Mrs. Rul
fin Cheaves, Mesdames Robert and
"Sue" Perry, "Buster" Wilder, fid
Place, Hugh and-Joe Wester, Otha
, Gup ton, and Raymond Bunn.
We departed about 11:30 having
spent an enjoyable evening.
I CHURCH I
THE METHODIST CHURCH
The subject of the morning sermon
next Sunday is, "A Church With
Subject of the junior sermon "How
to Weigh Character."
At 7:30 p. m. "Unhappy Homes.
This is the fourth sermon in a series
ou "Love, Courtship and Marriage.
An unusually Interesting program
will accompany this sermon and also
the closing sermon in this series on
The revival meeting this year will
be conducted by the pastor, assisted
by Mrs. C. L. Steidley, conductor of
music and worker among women and
children. The date of the meeting is
March 23rd to April 6th.
8T. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. J. D. Miller, rector St Paul's
Episcopal Church, announces that
services for next Sunday will consist
of Morning Prayer at 11 a. m. and
Evening Prayer at 7:30 p. m. All
nre invited to attend these services.
LOUISBURG BAPTIST CHURCH
The topic for the morning sermon
r.f the Rev. Sankey L. Blanton, Pastor
lit the local Baptist Church, will be
'Excuses". The evening service will
t>e the monthly young people's ser
vice. The Junior Choir, under the
direction of Mrs. Alice Usile, will
lave charge of the Music. The Pas
tor's topic will be "The Story of
3ampson". Visitors cordially invited.
The pastor of the Methodist Louls
>nrg circuit is improving from his
?ecent operation at Watts Hospital.
1# hopes to be at home soon.
"He cannot meet his engagements
it Shlloh and Ptney Grove February
14 bat has arranged for someone to
seet his appointments tor him. There
rill he services st both places Feb.
4; Shlloh 11:60 o'clock A. M. and
Iney Grove 1:30 P. M. r, .. .
President Shot I
Pasctial Ortiz Ruhio, new President
of Mexico, was shot and dangerously
wounded by an assassin while '.caving
the National Pa'ace just ai'v r taking
the oath of office.
The Louisbnrg College Varsity Bas
ket Ball Team played their first gaifle
of the season Thursday night. Feb. 13.
at Franklinton, when they defeated
the Franklinton High School Girls'
Team with a final score of 34 to 20.
This is the first Varsity basket ball
burg College in several years and un
der the excellent supervision and
coaching of Miss Evangeline Lawson
It has awakened the spirit of sports
and athletics in the college. The
game "revealed earnest effort and
splendid skill on the part of both
The line-up of the teams were as
Louisbnrg College Franklinton
Cooper R- F. Cheatham
Lanier L. F. Jenkins \
Ccrrln C. F. Rowoj
Nackmau R.'G. Hag wood
Purns L- G. Brown
Morris C. G. Tartte
Substitutes were: Louisbnrg Col
lege, Hunt and Watson; Franklinton,
Ford and Conyei's.
JAIL- IVITIlOrT-f BISON EBfr -??
""few the first time In many years
Franklin CouDty's jail was without
prisoners on Saturday and again on
Tuesday of the past week. All pris
oners had been disposed of and the
:Jat1 ts standing- Idle without having
kintt tft jjO,. .... law? iiiiwi i ? ?
CXI Vtlll tlQ "X
Waffl -to thank sue Trlends who
have been so lovely to us during the
recent Illness and death of our fath
er. D. C. Tharrington, and we take
this method of expressing same, hop
ing that you will know the deep ap
preciation and gratitude In our
MRS. JOHN HEDGEPETH I
and family of D. C. Tharrington.
G. A. MEETS
The G. A. of Centerville Baptist
church, met Saturday Feb. 16, 1930
with Ertie Leonard, which the pro
gram was completed as follows:
Song?Jesus Loves Me.
Business and Roll Call.
Song?Edna Radford and Julia Mae
Reading?Christmas in Japan by
Reading?Nannie Leonard and Ertie
Closing prayer?Louise Wood.
Riddles and games were played and
after the program Ertie Leonard
served perched peanuts, cake, pickle,
and-candy, which every one enjoyed
and went home happy and laughing
from having a nice time.
Mattle Radford, Prts.
Hazel Parrish, Sec.
Mr. William. W. Neal entertained a
at mber of friends on Wednesday eve
ning at seven o'clock ?t a delightful
?tag dinner given at his home on
?lain street. A delightful live-course
luall dinner was served, and was es
lecially enjoyble. The invited guests
ncluded Me . T. F. Maguire. W.
3. Dewar, anu James Webb Gardner.
>f Raleigh. John Blount McLeod, of
.irmbertoa. Allan Whltaker and Wal
er Creech, of the University of North
Carolina, Mayo Little, of Roberson
rille, and W. D. Egerton. Hill Yar
virough, W. E. White. Jr.. and James
}. King of Louisburg.
Some pay duee when due,
Some when overdue.
Some never do.
Which do you do?
What you think and how you think
l what you do and how you do It.
, hat yoM MT ead bow you ear I*.
rill have much to do with your auc
The acreage to toheeeo tad
ounty will "he doubled this
ccording to- reporta from
CHURCH HOLDS ITS AN
NUAL CHURCH BANQUET
On last Wednesday evening at 7:30
heirt'C!C.' "!e Loui8t,u,'B Baptist Church
held its annual banquet in the edu
cqa-.onal rooms of the Church, which
was beautifully decorated by a tfai-'
mlttee- headed by MTs. Fred Ledfflffd,*
Mrs H. C. Taylor and T. W. Watson
employing a beautifully planned color
scheme of purple ad white, which
was further carried out by splendidlv
arranged lighting- i>y ieandlee - -end
special wiring done through the court
es/ of Mr. E. M. Bailey. Beautiful
pot plants were placed upon the
tables, the same having been furnish
ed by Mrs. Bridges of Henderson.
The program was in charge of Prof.
W. R. Mills, Chairman of the Board
of Deacons, who acted as Toastmas
ter of the occasion. Special music
was rendered by Mrs. L. L. Whittaker
of Durham, Mrs. J. A. Mclver of Tar
boro. and the Church QiAartet. com
posed of Messrs. T. W. Watson, K. L.
Biles, W. B. Tucket and H. C. Taylor.
Ibis music was especially appropri
ate and thoroughly enjoyed by all
present. The services were opened
by prayer Offered by Dr. A. W
r leischermann of Greenville;' and the
speaker, Rev. Trela D. Collins of Dur
IntrnriiirHi. hr ytjut,
Beam. Mr. Collins address was ex
ceedingly interesting from the begin
ning to the end; intermingled with
Interesting jokes, he traced the pro
gress which North Carolina was mak
ing educationally and industrially and
called upon the churches to keep
puce with this progress. He urged
upon the members of the church the
j importance of the spiritual Interpre
tation of life and called upon them to
show genuine loyalty to the church
and its program. The banquet cloeed
with benediction by Rev. M. Stamps.
A splendid menu, composed largely
of Franklin County products, was
served by the committee, of which
Mi's. F. W. Wheless was chairman.
After eating, everyone agreed that
Franklin County can live at home so
far as fine things for the table are
There were a number of. guests
present,: among" whbm 'were Mrs.'
Bridges of Henderson. Rev. Miller of
the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Alexander
of the College, Rev. J. A. Mclver and
wife of the First Baptist Church, of
Taxhoro. Rev A W. Fl<.i^li.rm.nn
ggd wife of the Memorial Baptist
Church of Greenvflle, and RevT\~D.
Collins and wife of Temple Baptist
Church of Durham.
GLANDS AND CRIME
That crime is the result of mental
or physical defects is an old story but
it excites renewed interest when an
eminent medical man claims to have
found the seat of crtme disease by ex
perimental study. Such is the claim
of Dr. Arthur Reynolds, San Francis
co physician and former president of
the American Medical society, who
blames abnormal glands for criminal
disease. Dr. Reynolds' conclusion af
ter two months' study of the inmates
of San Quentln prison, California, is:
That every murder, potential '
and ac'ual, exhibits over secre
I tion of the tyrold gland.
That every forger exhibiU un
dersecretlon of the pituitary
That every social misfit dis
plays malsecretion of some gland.
Many human ailments have been
charged to diseased glands In recent
years. The statement of Dr. Rey
nolds Is not offered as a new discov
ery, for It is probable that other phy
sicians have reached the same con
clusion hitherto. It Is mentioned as
the conviction of an eminent physi
cian reached after study. The case
of a youthful prisoner, under sentence
for murder, end who attacked other
prisoners without apparent reason, is
cited. He had an abnormal thyroid
gland. It was reduced by an opera
tion and the prisoner became entire
ly tractable, it Is said. Surprising
results were also obtained In ?0 other
esses which he treated. Dr. Reynolds
ssld. adding that he is "convinced
that crime and abnormal glands
fco hand In hand."
But at that It Is hardly to he ex
pected that the real crime germ has
been located. It Is yet to be deter
mined whether the surprising results
believed to have been obtained at
San Quentln prison by the treatment
of diseased glands will continue sur
prising - that there will be no relapse.
It Is also to be deteimtned by experi
ence whether every sufferer from dis
eased glands or any other ill. mental
or physical, except Impaired morals
It is a fascinating theory?this no
!ion that crime Is a disease which
"fay be removed by treatment; tad ,
It seems entirely reasonable. But It "
Is yet to be established.?Greens bora
"I beg your pardon," said the bo
el clerk, "bat what la yoar earner
"Namer* echoed the guest who ted
nst signed the register. "Doat yoa
"Tea, sir," answered