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A. ?. JOHNSOy, Editor and Manager
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
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LOUISBURC, N. 0., FRIDAY, NOV. 28TH, 1930
% (12 Pages)
Louisburg College Receives
Support From Conference?
To Hold Session Next Tear
The North Carolina Methodist
Conference which hn? J net complet
ed Its 19S0 anual session In Hender
son rend the appointments of
preachers for the coming year. Those
affecting this Immediate section will
be found below.
The report from Conference on
Saturday concerning Loulsburg Col
lege came as a" great surprise to
Loulsburg people who held a mass
meeting in the Methodist church
Sunday afternoon sponsored by the
alumnae with the result that a com
mittee composed of W. H. \arbor
ough, W. E. White. Q. M. Beam.
E. H. Malone, Mrs. M. S. Clifton
and Miss Lilly Letton went over to
Henderson to plead the cause of the
College with the result of almost a
unanimous decision on the part of
Conference to go to the aid of this
institution, as will be seen from the
following report taken from the Con
Loan To College.
By the rote of 1?8 to 10, the Con
ference extended a credit of fH?*
000 to Loulsburg College to see it
through the present semester ending
The vote followed a lengthy and
spirited debate, during which time
Rev. W. A. Stanbury, Durham, chair
man of the conference Board of
Christian Education, pointed out the
difficulties confronting the college,
pd what he considered the futility
and lack of wisdom of any plan to
attempt to keep it In operation. He
was Joined In this objection by Rev.
C. K. Proctor, treasurer of the col
lege board of trustees, but numer
ous other speakers urged extension
of the credit, to the end that the col
lege might keep faith with IU hun
dred students, the faculty and other
It was also decided to wage a
campaign in the North Carolina
Christian Advocate, Greensboro, for
funds toward the $18J>0# needed.
The conference provided for the ap
plication of funds In a 14,500 ap
propriation toward the college cause
toward payment of Interest and
principal on the loan. If It were ne
gotiated. The plan Is for the $12,000
to be repaid in fonr equal annual
payments over the quadrennlum, to
gether with Interest charge. All of
the $12,000 Is for obligations be
tween November 1, 1080, and Jan
uary 20, 1011.
Provision was made in a resolu
tion adopted, that the trustees. In
the even the college was forced to
suspend at the end of the present
semester, make such disposition of
the college property ss they may
consider best and with the aproval,
of Bishop Monion. It was brought
out that the college has a debt of
$146,000, and It was said IU value
was In excess of 8600,000.
After an appeal by W. L. Knight,
Weldon attorney, and member of
the board bf trustees. Rev. A. 1?.
Wilcox. Loulsburg pastor, said a lit
tle aid now would see the college
through its difficulties, and at his
insistence. Miss Letton, member of
the faculty, told the conference that
the students and faculty members
In separate meetings Snnday, had
n greed to make any sacrifices re
quired to continue the institution
In operation The faculty was willing
to forego salaries for a month or
two and the studenU ready to scrub
fldors or do any other menlnl task
to keep the institution from sloslpg.
E. H. MalOne, Loulsburg attorney.
Methodist steward and member of
tho college board of trustees, spoke
In behalf of Loulsburg citizens In
urging the assistance.
There was some speculation as to
the significance of the conference In
giving to Rev. C. C. Alexander, the
president of Loulsburg ColRge, ?n
appointment at LIUtngton lnfcmntor
al work during the coming fbar. It
is understood he will oontlnne at
the college and relelved from the
work at LIUtngton.
Appoints were made as foUows:
Presiding Elder, H. U. North.
Bailey. J. C. WllUame,
Benson, O. H. Frliselle.
Cary-Apex, P. B. Joyner.
Clayton, W. I. Wolverton, supply.
Crsedmor. W. L. Loy.
Four Oakss. N. C. Tearby.
Fuquay, B. C. Maneee.
Frankllnton, C. L. Read.
Garner, B. H. Houston.
Kenly. B. R. Soulier.
Loulsburg. A. D. Wilcox.
Loulburg Circuit, A. U Thomp
I.uoama, J. Q.
Mlltbrook. W. r. Elliott.
Oxford. B. J. Rose.
.Oxford Circuit, B. D. Crltcher.
Princeton, C. A. Turner, Jr.
Raleigh: Central, J. T.
Bdenon Street, T. B. Love; Bpworth,
Si. Hall; JlOKU Memorial, P. B.
F*aelma. L. T. Singleton.
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To the Friends of Louisburg Col
Two facts have become evident
relative to Lonlsbarg College with
in the last few days.
First, heroic efforts must be pot
forth immediately If the life of the
College Is to be continued.
Second, the hesrts of the people
of Franklin County and the North
Carolina Conference are the cause
Of Louisburg College. For this atti
tude we are deeply grateful.
Conference went a step further In
its action in behalf of the College
than I have ever known it to go for
any other institution. It authorises
the borrowing of $1S,000.00 for
Louisburg College and assumed the
direct responsibility for this debt.
It further pledged full support to
the cause of Louisburg College to
wards its future continuance. Play
are already being put into operation
to realise upon the loyalty of the
The people of Franklin County as
a group and Individuals are rally
ing to the support of the College.
Every one seems ready to sacrifice
to the limit to help the situation.
There is manifest everywhere a will
With such a spirit locally and
throughout the Conference the hori
zon is -brightening. The call Is that
we work together and pray together
Yours for the future of Louisburg
C. C. ALEXANDER, Pres.
MUSICAL AT WIN
We are requested to state that a
Musical entertainment will be riven
at the Winner Theatre by local tal
ent under direction of Prof. Swint
on Tuesday night, December 2nd. A
moat enjoyable and entertaining pro
gram is being arranged and a treat
Is in storefVor those who attend.
Mr. R. R. Kissell, proprietor of this
popular picture house, has announ
ced he will give the entire proceeds
of this entertainment to the Lduis
burg Boy Scouts.
W. W. BOBBITT DIRS
AT HOME IN HALIFAX
Was For 35 Yeare Chief of Police
In Wake Forest; Funeral Ser
, w vices Today ,
Wake Forest, Nov. 25.?News was
received here today of the death last
night at his home in Halifax County
of W. W. Bobbltt, Wake Forest chief
of police for 25 years and known to
thousands of Wake Forest College
alumni as "Chief."
Funeral services will be held here
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Bobbltt, who was 68 years
old, had been employed for the past
year at the State Prison Farm at
Caledonia. He is survived by his wi
dow, one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Tal
ton, of Hopewell, Virginia, and four
sons, Claude and Watson, both of
New York City, Herbert of the
United States Navy, and Clyde, of
FLAT ROCK B. Y. P. V. SOCIAL
There was a social of the Flat
Rock B. Y. P. U. given at the home
of Misses Lillian and Claire Layton
of Friday night, Nov. 21, 1930. The
room was beautifully decorated in
green and white, the B. Y. P. U.
colors. A pleasant evening of games,
stunts and contests, under the di
rection of the social committees,
was enjoyed. Prises were awarded
those winning in stunts and contests.
Late In the evening delicious re
freshments were served by the so
cial committees assisted by Little
Miss Margaret Layton. There were
twenty eight Dsnh"*' 'n attendance
with their pastor Rev. C. H. Norris
of Wake Forest
Supt. Methodist Orphanage, A. 8.
8upt. Oxford Orphanage, C. K.
Conference Misionary Secretary,
F. 8. Love.
Superannuates, R. F. Bumpas, T.
J. Dailey, B. C. Allred. H. M. Jack
son. D. Nt Cavlness, D. H. Tuttle,
J. W. Potter. <"
Rocky Mount, Clark Street. J. O.
Long; First Church, T. O. Vlckers;
South Rocky Mount. W. F. Craver.
Rocky Mount Circuit, William
Spring Hope, L. O. Brothers.
Tarboro, W. C? Benson.
Wilson. T.'M. Grant.
Henderson, First church, D. E. I
Earnhardt; White Memorial city
road, B. T. Williams.
Littleton. L. B. Pattlshall
Mlddleburg. P. O. Woodall.
Nor Una, i. L. Midyette.
< Warren Circuit. 8. E. Wright.
Warrenton, J. A. Martin.
Wetdon. J. H. Share,
i.iilington. O. 0. Alexander.
Presiding Elds* Washington Dfe?]
DR. S. P. BURT
The Loulsburg Klwanls Club held
a re-election of ite officers for the
ensuing year of 1931 at its meeting
on Friday night, November II.
The new officers elected are as
follows: president, Dr. S. P. Bart;
vice-president, L. L. Joyner; trustee.
Dr. Jl. H Johnson. Five of the old
members gf the Board of Directors
were re-elected by a nnanlmons vote
of the club. Two of Its members
were not re-elected due to the fact
that they had served their time of
two years. The two elected to fill
their vacancies were W. L. Lamp
kin and E. F. Griffin. The Board of
Directors for 1931 is therefore com
posed of E. L. Best. W. B. Tucker.
W. L. Lumpkin. J. A. Wheles. E. F.
Griffin. A. Tonkel. F. W. Wbeleas,
Following the election of the of
ficers, E. H. Malone, prominent
Louisbnrg attorney spoke very in
terestingly and practically on the
'Possibilities of a Credit Union", or
a medium through which a credit
may be obtained for the farmers
next year. He stated that It would
insure a plan for next years crop and
give the farmers something to work
on, also that it would relieve the
local bank of a strain that It was
Impossible for It to take care of.
On Monday night a meeting of
the old Board of Directors of the
Club was held at which time various
matters were discussed and closed
and the program for the month of
December was arranged under the
supervision as follows: December
5th?F. W. Wheless, Jr., December
15th?H. H. Johnson, December
19th?Installation of officers. De
cember 26th?no meeting. Books
and records were also prepared for
the new Board of Directors.
T. A. AT EDWARD
BEST HIGH SCHOOL
The last meeting of the Parent
Teacher ssoclation of Edward Btst
High School was one of the mdct
instructive held recently by this Or
ganization. The most vital problai.
training the adolescent, was dis
cussed from different view points try
members of the association. In this
meeting it was pointed out thatvat
this period of life the child needa
all the help he can get from home
and from school. That many parents
do not take the matter seriously
until it is too late. And also the fact
that a child at this period is under
going a great change in life, -and
that this should help those who nave
him In charge to see that his en
vironment is favorable
After the business session refresh
ments were provided and served by
members of the tenth grade.
T%e next meeting of this associa
tion will be held at Edward Best
High School December 15.
LOUI8BCRG COLLEGE NEWS
The Dramatic Arts club of Louis
burg College gave a one act play,
"A Cure for Indifference" on Tues
day evening in the college halls. A
clever plot portraying two indiffer
ent young wives and a quick-witted
interfering old aunt was well acted
by Alberta Laughter. Norllna, Er
nestine Johnson, Dunn, Sophia Clifton.
Louisburg, and Helen Mullen. Bunn.
On Tuesday afternoon the Soccer
teams of the Junior Class and Busi
ness Senior class of Lonlsburg Col
lege tied in a bard fought battle in
the second game of the season. Hester
Monroe was the star player on the
Junior team, while Helan Mullen
played well on the Business -Senior's
'earn. The lineup was as follows:
Juniors Business Seniors
Hester Monroe Helen Mullen
Hilda Peel Christine Mann
Beatrice Galloway Ernestine Johnson
Left Center Forward
Lucille Batton Lessle Hooper
Alberta Laughter Grace Bruton
Clyde Boone Etblyn Ricks
Mildred Knott Anne Hale
Eunice Matthews Josephine Turner
Josephine Woods 8tretsa Manning
Jessie Finch Mildred Crandall
Sophia Clifton Delia Whitley
The sale of Christmas Seals be
gan to-day. It la a national sale!
Throughout the land It is known
that the Christmas Seal-Campaign,
to-day takes precedent over the Red
From to-day until Deo. Slth the
sale will continue.
Flea poultry (looks In Davidson
County show a net oash return of
It.9M.IS above Mod oust tram the
solo of eggs alone. The records were
reported to County Agent C. A.
Its Board who states that no charge
was Bsads for sggs consumed on the
farm or dor the birds sold.
MRS. BOST TO
Mrs. W. T. Boat, Commissioner
for Public Welfare of North Caro
lina, who has Just returned from a
i conference at the White House at
Washington, *'111 delirer an ad drees
to the peoplo of Franklin County in
the Court house in Loulsburg on
I Thursday afternoon, December 4th,
1980, at 3 o'clock, according to an
nouncements of Supt. E. C. Perry.
Among the other phases of the wel
I fare work she will discuss the help
for the needy, both loeelly and oth
erwise. Ererybody Is cordially in
vited to be present, and all citric and
religious organisations are urged to
be present with as full membership
This Is Mrs. Bost's first official
visit to Loulsburg and It is expeeted
I that a large number will go out and
I hear her.
CAPT. KEARNEY DEAD
| Well Known C it fern of Franklin
County Passes Away
After a gallant fight for life, like
the true soldier he w^, Capt. I. H.
Kearney on Friday morning. Novem
ber 14. at 1:30 o'clock, succumbed
to the disease that attacked him
just a year ago. During
llhe year of his illness.
Capt. Kearney, by grim strength
threw off the effects of the disease
and recovered enough to come up
town and attend to business. He was
forced to his bed several weeks prior
to his death and even then rallied
sufficiently to give hope to his fam
ily and friends that he would be
spared for a while longer. Even a
few hours before his death, he ap
peared Btronger, but suddenly be
gan to sink and soon passed away.
Isaac Henry Kearney was born
January 25. 1869, the second of
nine children of the late Sheriff
Henry C., and Mary Long Kearney.
(There remain now only two of this
family?Mrs. C. K. Cooke, of Louls
burg. and Mrs. H. E. Pearce. of
On June 16. 1889. he was mar
ried to Ozella D. Williams, daugh
ter of the late Wilson H.. and Mary
Winston Williams, who survives
him. To this union were born seven
children, one of whom. Charles C.,
died in May. 1915. The surviving
children are: D. B., Mrs. E. A. Har
ris, H. C.. Claire, E. W. and J. Beale.
Captain Kearney led an active,
vigorous life from his youth to his
death. He joined the Methodist
church in early manhood and was a
faithful member and worker In his
church until his health kept him
away. His presence In the local
church choirs will be greatly mis
sed. He was an alumnus of Wake
Forest College, a charter member
of Franklinton Council No. 126. Jr.
O. O. A. M., and an active member
of Franklinton Post No. 52. Ameri
can Legion. He always took aa ac
tive part In the political life of the
County, being a staunch Democrat,
and while he never aspired to elec
tive public office, was for many
Years a member of the Franklinton
Township Road Committee and the
Franklinton Township School Board,
taking an active Interest iu both. He
was also a member of the State
Board of Agriculture, serving by ap
pointment of the late Oovernor W.
W. Kitchen during his admlnlstra
In 1890, or thereabouts, he en
listed In Co. D. 3rd N. C. Infantry,
of Loulsburg. and upon the forma
| tion cf Co. F. at Franklinton trans
fered to It. As in other things, he
' took an Interest (n the military
company and upon the promotion of
Its captain, W. L. McOhee. to a
colonelcy, was himself promoted to
captain, which office he held witn
honor and distinction until discharg
ed from active service In 1917.
their return from the Mexican Bord
er. During his long military career,
he won numerous medals as a
marksman and on one occasion
headed the N. C. N. O. rifle team
at a national meet at Jackonville,
Fla.. and In 1915 was awarded a
gold medal for 25 years active ser
It can truly be said that no mors
kind-hearted or generous man than
Capt. Kearney could be twsgd In
these parts. He was ever willing to
give what he had, In time. In j
In food, to any one who solicltedhu
support, regardless of color or creed,
and many there be who will sing his
praise long after others are forgot
ten, and we are rcmlnded^at |
"Lives of great men all remind us I
We should make our lives sublime
And. departing, leave behind us
Foot prists on the sand ofu?*
Funeral services were held from
the home at 16:80 Saturday morn
ing and the hody laid to rest In
| Falrvlew cemetery In a grave com
pletely covered with flowers and
wreaths, emblematic of his^llfe and
friends. The services ''the house
and grave were conducted by Rev.
u> h. Davis, of Zebu ion, a former
pastor; Rev. W. C. **of
ent pastor: Rev. C. 1<- Dowell. ef
Foreet villa; and Rev. R-hkl"E;
doiplTpeator of the ^nkHstoa
B apt lit church. The piUbwrcw
were* C(> F. Fuller, Q. B. Hirrh, C?
L. MoGhee, M. W. Hardy, O. Oj
Handling and J. O. Winston, all
members of FrankiiatooPoetJto.
II American Legien.?FrenkllsSos
CASES TO BE
Several road or jail sentences
were imposed by Judge J L. Palmer
In Franklin Recorders Court Mon
day. The docket was small and
was soon disposed of. Several cases
were continued. Judge Palmer an
nounced at tkla session that all cases
in which the order of the Court has
not been complied with would be
reinstated right away and copias is
The docket was taken up and dis
posed of as follows:
Sidney Davis, drew six months in
Jail, to be released after five days
upon paymen tof all costs for reek
less driving and also a nol pros with
leave for operating an automobile
German Conyers plead guilty to a
charge of carrying concealed weap
ons and received 9 months on roads
to be suspended upon payment of
$50 and costs. ?
William Rnffin plead guilty to re
moving crops upon which judgment
was suspended upon payment of
John Chavis plead guilty to un
lawful possession of whiskey and
was given SO days in Jail.
Jim Mitchell plead nolo contendere
to a charge of larceny judgment was
susnended upon payment of costs.
The following cases were contin
Morris Davis, violating automobile
Waddell Dent, assault.
Alvin Woodlief, operating auto
E. A. Rogers, operating automo
Within the past week several au
tomobile accidents hare occurred In
Louisburg with serious or fatal re
sults. On Thursday night. Novem
ber 20th. Mr. Genie Merritt crashed
into a car parked on the stde of the
street on North Main Street when
driving up the street. The accident
was caused by Mr. Merritt being
blinded by the lights of an approach
ing ear. Mr. Merritt was seriously
injured, being thrown from his ear
to the paved sidewalk, and was
ruhed immediately to a hospital in
Rocky Mount. According to the last
report received Mr. Merritt is im
On the following morning Friday.
November 21, a ltynber truck struck
Thomas Burrell, colored on the
Simms Bridge road, about three
miles north of Louisburg and killed
Mrs. R. F. Yarborough. Chairman
of the sales committee of Christ
mas Seals has distributed seals
among the following schools. Ed
ward Best High School. Bunn. Ep
som, Gold Sand and Youngsville
These centers have always co-op
I crated with the organisation and
I made splendid sales in each cam
The drug stores, Boddie's. Scog
gin's. Pleasant's and Beasley's of
Louisburg, have the seals on snle.
These drug stores, too. have always
given their cooperation and brought
profitable results to the sale. Mr.
Kissell's "Winner Theatre" has giv
en excellent aid in the past to the
publicity feature of the campaign.
Both Mr. Kissell's Show and the
new Louisburg Theatre show have
promised to aid the organisation
through film-publicity in this cam
The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
I of Mills High School will work in
| the campaign again.
The Franklin Times is our old re
liable. Onr Editor stands ever ready
to assist in putting over this drive i
from year to year and so gives iti
MRS. J. M. NOW KM, DEAD
The death angel visited the home]
of Nr. and Mrs. J. E. AI ford Thurs
I day morning about nine o'clock and I
took away their dear, beloved moth
er. She was seventy-eight years eld.
Her haaband has been left her ]
side about three years and twenty
oas months to Join the angels over]
the river. May they be happy oace|
more reunited but in a better place.
Lets all be ready to Join her over I
She leaves to mourn, one daugh
ter. Mrs. J E. A Word, of Buna, two
sens, Mr. Joe Noweil, of Buna and
Mr. J. H. Nowell of Wendell; eight
grand children. Llsaie. Mary. Ruby.
Willie. J. "B., Ben. Cleveland, and
Lit lie Belle Nowell and two great
The funeral wan conducted
pastor Rev. C. E. Crawford Of
She was Mid to rent, by
band's side at Rock
Franklin Superior Coort convened
in regular November civil aesaion.
came to a close on Friday evening
of last week after the disposition of
several cases and the continuance
of a number of others set for the
[ term bnt which could not be reach
ed. Among those continued were
the several tax suits, set for trial,
wherein an effort is being made to
stop Franklin County from enforc
ing the collection of past due taxes
under the new foreclosure act.
Just before adjournment. Judge
Midyette disposed of one case in
which the tax payers in Loulsburg
and Franklin Connty will be inter
ested In the out come. This ease
was one in which J. Lehman was
seeking an injunction against the
town of Loutsburg levying on and
selling his personal property for
1928 taxes, D. E. Cone, tax collector
having already levied upon and
locked up his place of business, the
Loulsburg Repair Shop, near the
bridge. After hearing the evidence
in the case Judge Uidyette told the
plaintiff in substance that there was
no reason why he should be re
leived of paying his taxes any more
than any other citizen and advised
him to get together in some imme
diate settlement .In disposing of the
mater ofllcially the Judge placed on
record the following order: "Upon
the return to the notice to show
cause herein, the same being heard:
it is ordered that the restraining
order issued herein be dissolved and
that the plaintiff pay the costs of
On Saturday afternoon at Four
o'clock at the Louisburg Baptist
Cbnrch. a very simple but beautiful
wedding took place when Miss Lola
Jackson.of Louisburg, became the
bride of Mr. Thornton Jetfress, of
Rochester. N. Y. The ceremony was
officiated by Rey. S. L. Blanton in the
presence of only a very few friends
and members of the family, the ring
ceremony being used.
Mrs. Jeffress Is a member of one
of the oldest and most prominent fam
ilies of Franklin County. For a
number of years she held an import
ant position with the Farmers and
Merchants Bank. She is very effi
cient and has quite a number of
friends throughout this section of the
Mr. Jeifress holds the position of
president of the Colonial Pine Co..
who has made many friendships dur
ing his stay in Louisburg.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Jetfress left for a trip to Plnehurst,
after which they will return and take
rooms at the home of Mrs. T. W. Wat
son on North Main Street.
A wedding of much interest to the
people of Louisburg and Franklin
County was that of Mr. Hugh R
Pearce. of Raleigh, son of Mr. aad
Mrs. D. O. Pearce of Louisburg. to
Miss Gladys Harrell of Rose Hill
which took place at Rose Hill at the
home of the bride on Thursday
morning. November ST. at 10:1ft
o'clock. The ceremouy was o(Betated
by Rev. Daniel Lane, pastor of the
Methodist church of Rose Hill.
Mrs. Pearce Is the daughter of
Mrs. MyTtte Harrell of Rose Hill and
is sister of Miss Agues Harrell who
has been teaching In the Franklla
County Schools for the past two
Mr. Pearce Is a native of Louie
burg being the son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. O. Pearce of Louisburg. He now
holds a position with the Sir Walter
Those who weat from here to at
tend the wedding were Mrs. D. O.
Pearce. Miss Beverla Pearce. Miss
Agnes Harrell. Mrs. Walter Cuth
rell of Rocky Mount and Miss Elisa
At The Theatres
Following are the programs at the
local theatree tor the eomlag week:
Friday and Satarday ? "Beyond
rhe Law," a Western with Comedy
ind Serial Picture.
Monday and Teas day?"The Lose
*arede" with Maurice Chevalier aad
eunette McDonald, and Comedy.
Wednesday aad Thureday^-'T
itgh" with aa An SStar Cast
Friday?Gloria Swaneon la "What
uryeau in "Pardon *????.
Monday?"The Call of The Ctr
is" with Quseals the Uoa in For
Teeeday-Bert Wheejer aad^Be
Wooieey In "The