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The Franklin Times
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
A. F. JOHNSON, Editor and Manager
SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 Per Year
LOUISBURG. N. C., FRIDAY, FEB. 28TH, 1930
A County Farm
For Franklin Co.
On Monday a .group of Interested
and representative farmers off Frank
lin County met in Louisbu'rg and
ruade an organization to be known
as the Sranklln County Farm Board,
the purpose of which Is to improve
the agricultural situation in the
County and bring about a sympa
thetic and helpful relationship be
tween country people and town peo
ple. It is hoped that this organiza
tion will serve as a clearing house on
farming activities, keeping before the
people the best and most modern
method sand practices in farming.
The county committee will consist
< f one man from each township who
will serve as chairman of his respect
ive township committee, which will
be selected and appointed by him. The
function of the county committee will
be to direct in a general way the ac
tivities of the various township com
mittees and will meet not less than
twice each year, one meeting to be
held in January and one in Septem
ber. The township committees will
is thought best and its function will
be to improve the agricultural situa
tion In that particular township.
Monthly meetings of these townshtr
committees will be held and definite
The organization was perfected as
follows: W. T. Moss, Youngsville
Township, wa3 elected president of
the County Board;.J. D. Newman of
Hayesville Township, Vice-President
and S. E. Wilson of Louisburg Town
ship, Secretary. The other members
of the county committee who will
serve also as chairmen of the various
township committees were elected as
Dunn . ?. Mullen.
Youngsville?Wf T. Moag.
Hayesville?J. D. Newman.
Sahdy Creek?Grove? Farrtsn.
Goldmine?W. D. Fuller.
Cedar Rock?Philip Inscoe.
Cypress Creek?Arthur Strickland.
Louisburg?S. E. Wilson.
After the election of officers W. T.
"McJfcs tSok chSrge of the "meeting and
? Instructed- the- various chairmen of
the twonshlp committees to meet him
in Louisburg Monday night, March 10.
At. this meeting each township chair
man wilt report tha -orga hIrs ilon for
his township nanling .the members
of committee. The president at
this tim? will suggest a tentative
program for the year's work," of
course, for the approval of the County
In a general way the organisation
expects to work along the following
1. A system of living at home.
2. Diversified crops.
3. A keener Interest In scientific
4. A keener Interest in poultry,
cattle and hogs.
6. Better marketing facilities.
6. A close working understanding
and cooperation between country
people and town people.
Franklin Superior Court
Hon. Frank A. Daniels, of Golds
boro Is presiding over the present
torm of Franklin Superior Court now
lu session trying civil cases. Only
a few minor cases were set for trial
and no court at all was held the first
week of the term. The business of
the court has been moving along
r.icely and smoothly under the mas
terful guidance of Judge Daniels, one
of the States ablest and most popu
KEV. A. L. THOMPSON EXPECTS
. TO BE AT HOME SOON
Rev. A. L. Thompson, pastor of the
Louisburg Methodist Circuit who un
derwent an operation about three
weeks ago Is lnproving rapidly at 805
Third St.. DUrham, N. C. He left
Watt's Hospital Feb. 23. After Feb.
28th he will go to his home at Vans
In Moore County for awhile. He an
nounces that he will be back for his
work by the second Sunday In March.
Mr. Thompson has arranged for
someone to meet his appointments
at Leah's chapel March 2 at 11 A. M ;
Prospect 2:00 P. M.: and at Bunn 7:30
A CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our apprecia
tions to the people of Louisburg who
rendeped us so tfiany deeds of kind
ness during the recent Illness of my
little daughter. These deeds will ev
er be remembered. We hope some day
to be able to return them. If we can
not return them there Is one who. can
and will reward you In that home
not made with hands. If we could
only pass the chiist-llke spirit on to
some one else as you have passed It
to us we would be happy.
Mrs. C. M. Vaughan ft Children.
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Mr. J. J. Holden
Takes Own Life;
Leaving a roughly scribbled note
!u which he said that be did not want
bis children to suffer, J. J. Holden,
well known farmer of Youngsvllle,
killed himself Monda?. His wife beard
the report of a gun from her hus
band's room. Rushing in, she found
that he had sent the load of a shot
gun through his chest. It is sup
posed that a stick found close by the
gun was used by the man in pulling
the trigger of the weapon.
Mr. Holden was 49 years of age.
Ho was a brother of Ben. T. Holden,
well known attorney of Loulsburg,
and pf Sid C. Holden, register of
deeds of Franklin County, and
Stephen Holden of near Youngsvllle.
Funeral services were held at Oak
Level Christian church Tuesday by
Rev. E. M. Carter the pastor and
burial was?in the church cemetery.
Mr. Holden was a member of the Jun
ior? Order and burial was with the
honors of tile' Youngsvllle Council.
He was a former superintendent of
the county home of Franklin county.
Financial difficulties and ill health
had been weighing heavily upon him.
^ ^sid^s hiB wife the deceased ja
Brltt, Misses EJstelle, Aleatha, Ruby
and Julia Holden, Messrs. Hubert,
John Henry, Joe Ben, Edward and
He v/as especially popular among a
host of friends who extend the deep
est sympathy to the bereaved family
THE METHODIST CHURCH
The service next Sunday morning
will bo of unusual importance. The
sermon by the pastor on the theme.
"A Church tn Ernest," will deal with
71 very IBHRIRlflt mailer III church'
The evening service at 7:30 o'clock
trill conclude the . series on "Love
Courtship and Marriage," with a ser
mon on "The Home." This will be
celebrated as family night'and the en
tire- family is requested to attend in
a body, bringing the grandparents
rnd the little children. Special music
centering about the home will bo
-rendered by -the choir. There will
Ic a delightful song by Glen Beasley
and the college orchestra will render
n selection. Miss Lawson will read
two short selections by Edgar Guest.
The congregational singing will be
the old hymns. The pUblic is Invited.
ST. PAUL'S EPf'sCOPAL CHUBCH
Rev. J. D. Miller, rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church, announces
that evening prayer will be observed
p.t his church - next Sunday evening
at 7:30 o'clock to which service all
? ? ?
LOl'ISBUBG BAPTIST CHUBCH
The sermon of the Rev. Sankey L.
Blanton at the Baptist Chcurch Sun
day morning at 11 o'clock will be on
the subject "The Missionary Per
ppective." March has been designat
ed Mislsonary Month throughout the
Southern Baptist Convention. All de
partments of the Church will bufld
their programs around this theme
for the month of March.
The topic for the sermon at 7:30
T M. will be "Hungry Hearts". This
sermon will deal with the religious
unrest of our day. The causes for
much of the prevalent religious de
spair will be traced and suggestions
a? to the way out will be offered.
Large congregations have attended
cm* services In recent weeks. A
warm welcome awaits all who come.
The services begin and end on time
with no service lasting longer than
FOR FIRST CLASS JOB rKlMTfNC
TO INVESTIGATE RATI
W. Cameron Porbaa of Boston,
gradaon of tha famoua Ralph Waldo
Kmeraon, former Oorarnor-Oanaral
of the Phlllplnea. named aa Chair
man of tha Praaldant'a Oommlaalon
on Haytloan affalra.
Lindy Can Fry, Too
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh ccokir.g supper in his camp in the
Tehachapi mountains of California, where he is practicing with glider9.
< College Campus
to- beauttfy- -fcuulsburg
College campus Is meeting with very
encouraging response from the alum
nae ano friends of the College. Alum
nae from such widely separated
points as New York city and Birm
ingham, Alabama, are sending In con
tributions and expressing interest'in
Actual planting of shrubbery and
evergreens will begin this week. Lo
cal friends of the College are contri
butlng to the fund and donating hun
dreds of shrubs and plants. Contri
but'ons are being sent either to Mrs.
J. O. Newell, treasurer of the Alum
nae Association or directly to the Col
A local wag who says he has quit
talking and taken up singing, since
joining the League mentioned In this
column three weeks age, submits the
following. There is only space in
tMs Issue for the "chorus," but the
whole "song" when set to music,
may be given in a future One:.
Just "over the hill" not far away,
Its over the hill from day to day;
Some may come and some may go.
And Its over the hill both to and fro.
Miss Kittle Foster, matron at the
Methodist Orphanage, Raleigh, spent
a few days the past week with Miss
Mrs. Frank Freeman of Charlotte,
has returned home after a three
weeks visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Manning.
Saturday before the' fifth Sunday
in March will be a quarterly meeting
at Trinity. On Sunday morning Rev.
A. S. Barnes, of the Methodist Or
phanage, Raleigh, will conduct the
service. In the afternoon the child
ren from the Orphanage will sing.
Mrs. Leila Woody, of Roxboro, Is
spending some time with her sister
Mrs. Joe Ben Beasley.
Mr. and Mrs. John Young Beasley
left Thursday for a few days visit
with Mrs. Beasley's.parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Knox of Huntersvllle.
Friends of Mrs. J. B. Hunt are very
pleased to welcome her return from
81 Luke's Hospital, Richmond, where
she spent the past fifteen days. She
Is recovering nicely from a minor
operation, and the return trip was
made without discomfort tb the pa
tient. Miss Ella Hunt, of Kearney,
went with' Mr. Hunt to accompany her
Beaufort county farmers are plan
ning to organise a county live stock
association to promote the develop
ment of this Industry on every farm
in the county.
Destroying cotton stalks after har
vesting Is said to be one good way
to fight the boll weevil.
A neighbor has a heifer calf that
weighed <3 pounds the day it was
Sorry to note the serious I lined*
with pneumonia of Mr. Jos. Ball, at
his home at Moulton. At this writ
ing his condition Is reported as orlt
Soil building Is a major project
with farmers In Chatham County.
During the past week they have
boughht 10,000 pounds of lespsdtaa
and 1,160 pounds of soybean seed for
planting this spring.
Dr* R F. Yarborough, County
3S?sburg; MUU High School,
U^nZmoLa"m school. April
l9Vou^vnie Graded School. APrU
lRtB^nPWgh school; AprtT ?*."?
A'Edward Best High School, April |
These*'cHnlcs *are lr' examination
? .>f? first grade children entering
the ^hi^ren and ' advise the pa
lenu-as to how such defects may be
TtTvery Important for a child to
wmteghaSndicapped during Its entire
clinics will be conducted by
Ul.COUntyndrhI^ntittsaof the County.
Doctors and DentUU o^t^t of
lT^theand C^mmUtees appointed by
. fheT Parent-Teachers Associations.
THE f. w- A- *EETS
The Y. W. A. of the Maple Springs
Haptlst Church met in the
lluth Perry Wednesday eTSning reb.
26 1930 and the program was gi>e
"^Topic*8 Happiness Highway^The
rH^rue Hearted, Whole Heart
6dScHpture Reading-Matthew 5:1-13
by Ruth Perry. wester
Prayer by Annie Leigh Weste .
SSd-s Face Shines Through by
Nellie Murray. w
A clean Heart by Mrs. J.
SUf.'Tn the Making by Mildred Gup
? A Sincere Heart
It Is easily Recognized .by Bertna
^"'business was attended, *>11
called, minutes of last meeting read,
s.nd collections of dues.
Hymn?Face to Face.
WILLIAM EARL dPTO* DEAD
William E.H Gupton three^cmths
old eon of Mr. and Mrs E w. ?*??,
Ton. of Castalia. died Feb. 20th. WU
n-m Earl was born Not. Tin x??.
therefore bis life
vas brief. Yet. great was the nap
plneee and joy be imparted and sweet
'^Mr'and^Mrs. Gnpton extended many
A* .belr reUm- ^n^Sflr
for the and MM. Oupton
hereayement. Mr. ana
hare the deepest sympathy
| community and county.
Mountain f*r?*r.' ^iirley toba'cco
circular may beb*d . MTonomy at
from the department ot agro
Basket Bali Tournament
Closes Friday Night
The basketball tournament, which
ie one of the activities of the Frank
lin County League, comes to a close
Friday, February 28th. at the Frsfcik
linton School. The first ganse be
gins at 7'SO. -a?u
The following games will be played
at that time; Epsom Girls Vs. Frank
linton Girls, and Edward Best Boys
Vs. Franklinton Boys. These games
will determine the first and second
places in the county. A large crowd
Is expected to see these gdmes, 'as
they should prove very Intel eating
to all basketball fans of the cccntv.
During the elimination contests
the various teams have displayed
many good qualities, and it la believ
ed that these contests furnish a good
opportunity for developing a splend
id type of sportsmanship.
The resujts of the basketball tour
nament will be announced in next
week's TIMES. '
'EN'SCS REPORTS FOR
'ensns Bureau Makes Special Pro
i is ion for Enumeration of Families
riMminr: n lit 'Away-From Home
During the Month of April.
The Fifteenth Decennial Census of
the United States will be taken dur
ing the month of April. The enum
eration will be made by a force of
about 100,U00 enumerators who will
go from house to house and secure
the information required for, the cen
sus. Every person is to be enumer
ated, so fat as possible, at his "usual
place of abode" or the place where
he uftiaHy lives.?Where?individual
members of a family are away from
home at the time the census ista
ken they will be reported to (he en
rmerator by other members of the
For cases where it is known in ad
vance that the whole family will be
?nay fiom home at the1 time, special;
provision ing been' mndo-by the Di-4
rector of the Census In the TUTm" otj
t n absent family schedule which is j
to be filled out by some responsible'
member of the family in advance of
the census date and transmitted to
the local-Supertvisor of'the "eeusus.
A. copy of this schedule can be se
cured by application to Mr. Hobart
Prantley, of Rocky Mount, N. C., who
is the Census Supervisor for this
Families planning to be away dur
ing the month of April, leaving the
home closed or with no one in charge
who is qualified to give the census
information to the enumerator, are
urged to obtain one of these schedules
at once and to fill it out and send
It to Mr. Brantley at the earliest pos
sible date. Or if Ahe house, is left In
charge of a servant who wilKbe sure
to be at borne when the enumerator
calls, the schedule may be left wUh
such servant for delivery to tfta,
j enumerator. The information fur
nished on this schedule will be treat
ed as confidential and will be used
only for the tabulation of statistics
which will not reveal any informa
tion with regard to Individuals or
Corn grown by adult farmers under
demonstration methods in Catawba
county last year produced an average
of 53.3 bushels an acre as compared
with the county average of 20 bush
els. The cost per bushel was only
73 cents as compared with the aver
age cost of 51.45 a bushel.
A fund of 5500 has been raised In
Clay county by the farm agent to be
used as prizes to 4-H club boys and
girls this year.
This sailfiah, weighing forty-five
pounds end more than seven feet
long, was tha first one caught by
the. President on Ms Ftewa trip.
The Home Economics ? Department
of Mills High School will present a
short play. "The Zander-Gump Wed
ding" in the school auditorium thru
the best local talent in town, at
eight o'clock March 4th. The pro
ceeds of this entertainment will be
used by the Department to sectfre a
r.urse for the Nurse's Course.
The following is a cast of charact
ers for the "Zander-Gump Wedding":
Pinky-Dinky Club?Darrel PerTy,
William Perry, John Holden, Robert
Miss Emmy Schmaltz?Miss Lou^ia
.Moon Minims?Air. irogueu.
Maggie?Mrs. H. G. Perry.
Miss Jiggs?Blanche Weaver.
Skeezix?Alfred Cooper Hicks.
Rachael?Mrs. Levy Beasley.
Goliath Gump?Imagene Phillips.
Mutt?Mr. A. W. Person.
Tom Carr?Aleck Wilson.
? Mary-Gold Musgaept .Tumor.
Boots' Best Buddy?Alene Godfrey.
Barney Google?Maurice Joyner.
Mayor Hoople?Mr. Arch Qrega. _
Rejected Suitor?James Cooper.
Aunt Pclly?Mrs. Tha Harris.
Tom?Edward Collier. ?
Special Feature?Edward Stovall.
Groomsmen: Mac ? Sterling Cot
irell. Hairbreadth Harry?Mr Holli
Bridesmaids: Tillie the Toiler?
Victoria Adcock, Belinda?Miss Mary
FlOVggr Girl: Orpliln Aftille?Jitriii
Rjngbearer: Cljester Gutap?Karl
Train Bearers: Katzen jammer
Kids?Wm. David Wells. Hugh Per
Bride: 'Henrietta "Zander ?"Mar
pa ret Wilder.
Matron of Honor: Min Gump?
Best Man: Andy Gump ? Poss
Pres. Alexander Honored
Announcement has just been re
ceived that President C. C. Alex
ander of Louisburg College has been
elected as an alumnas member of
North Carolina Beta Chapter of Phi
Beta Kappa scholarship Fraternity at
Ihlke University. Election to Phi
r>eut\Kappa is considered one of the
highest honors in the academic field,
The election of Mr. Alexander was in
l:nc with the policy of Beta Chapter
to select from time to time certain
alumni who have achieved disting
uished service. In addition to Phi
Beta Kappa President Alexanler
holds membership in Sigma Upsilon,
National literary fraternity; Tail
Kappa Alpha. National debating fac
te rnlty; and Sigma Chi; social fra
MB. C. C. COLEY DEAD
Mr. Council Coggln Coley, one of
Franklin Coitnty's substantial plant
ers, died at his home near Centeryllle
on Thursday, January 30th. 1930 in
his 74th year. Mr. Coley had been
ill for some time and his death was
not unexpected. Besides his wife he
Is survived by six children, Misses
Kannle, Bulah, Lelia May Coley, Mrs.
Graham Radford, William and Law
rence Xeal Coley. three sisters Mrs.
A1 Gupton, Mrs. Henry Burnetts end
Miss Willie Coley. and one brother
Mr. Orren Coley all of Franklin
Mr. Coley had been a consistent
member of Sarepta Methodist church
s.'nce boyhood and was one of the
Community's most 'dependable citi
zens. He was a good, dutiful and
loving husband and father. He al
ways spoke a word of love and advice
to those wtih whom be came in con
The funeral, largely attended was
hell from the home and was conduct
ed by Rev. S. E. Wright, pastor of
Saropta church and the pallbearers
were Major Gupton. Eddie Hotase.
Elijah Gupton, Alex Wester, Oole
man Denton. ?. ?. Alston.
The pretty floral tribute spoke the
tender esteem in which the deceased
was held by those who Anew him.
The deepest sympathy Is exteud
rd the bereaved family.
The Jos. J. Davis Chapter D. D. C.
will hold Its regular monthly meeting
with Miss Belts at the College March
?th 1930 at ?:M P. M.
MRS. O. K COOKE, 8ec*y.
in The PtenkliB