North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
tE Franklin Times
4. ?. JOHNSON, Sdltor And Maamgsr THE COUNTY, TEN STATE, THE UNION SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 Per Ymi
VOLUMN LXI. LOUI8BUEG, N. 0., FRIDAY, DEC. 5TH, 1930 (12 Pages) NUMBER 42
Hill Yarborough Elected Coun
E. P. Griffin Re-Elected Prosecuting
Attorney?Reduce Salaries of Re
corder and Prosecuting Attorney
?Administer Oaths and Appoint
Listers and Appraisers
The new Board of Commission
ers for Franklin County mat at ons
o'clocM "Monday, and after taking
the oath of office before Clerk of
the Court, J. J. Young perfected an
organisation by electing W. T. Moss,
chairman and Hill Yarborough,
County Attorney. AH members be
ing present business was taken up
and disposed of as follows, the ses
sion lasting through to Tuesday af
E. F. Orlffin, was unanimously
elected Prosecuting attorney at a
salary of $>00.00 per year.
The salary of the Judge of the
Recorder's Court, upon motion dnly
made and carried was made $1,000.
00 per annum.
The Sheriff came before the Board
and took his oath of office.
The Register of Deeds came he
fore the Board and took hla oath of
The following Constables came be
fore the Board and took oath of of
fice: W. N. Pearce, Dunns; J. B.
Young, Youngsrille; Benj. F. Mor
ton, Frankllnton; Joe. S. Rowland,
HayesTille; Frank F. Hicka, Sandy
Creek; H. W. Wood, Cedar Rock
nad J. A. Dennis, Louisbnrg.
On motion the officers as follows
were required to give surety bonds:
Register of Deeds, Clerk of' the
Court, Sheriff, County Accountant.
On motion the constables were
required to give Justifiable $500.00,
either surety or personal bonds.
On motion R. M. Minor waa ap
pointed Janitor for the Court House
and Jail at a salary of 50.00 per
On motion C. C. Collins was given
a license to peddle in the State un
der Section 7880(142) Consolidated
Statutes of North Carolina.
On motion J. T. Inscoe was elect
ed Tax Supervisor for the coming
year at a stipulated salary of $8.00
per day and 7 l-2c mileage for the
time actually employed.
Mrs. H. W. Perry was appointed
Court Stenographer at the salary
as allowed by law.
The Jurors for the January term
of Franklin Superior Court .were
drawn with the assistance of the
The following list-takers and as
sessors were named for the revalua
tion and equalisation of property
for 1931, the first named being
list-taker for their respective town
Dunns?J. O. Williams, C. T
Cheaves, J. Fred Perry.
Harris?J. L. Byron, Robt. Whe
less, Edgar Harris.
YoungsvtUe?8. E. Winston, C.
C. Winston. H. M. Green.
Frankllnton?R. H. Jones, C. O.
Moore, Will O. Wilder.
Hayeevllle?W. P. Wilson, D. T.
Dickie, H. F. Mitchell.
Sandy Creek?G. B. West. O. B.
Egerton, J. R. Parrlsh.
Gold Mine?Johnnie Neal, John
Wood, W. D. Fuller. ^
Cedar Rock?S. H. Boone, J. B.
Sturdlvant, T. W. Stokes.
Cypress Creek?Arthur Strick
land, Arthur Splvey, T. M. Harris.
Louisburg?H. W. Perry, A. S.
Sherrod, N. M. Perry, F. W. Whe
lees. v 11
The motion was made and carried t,
that the above asessors be peld I
? i AA ? J ?* ?*
$4.00 per day while engaged In
duties of assessing and revaluing
land. ' .
On motion the lands of R.' R.
Parry was ordered segregated for
the payment of taxes.
On motion Clyde Bartholomew
was reappointed as Road Trustee of
Cedar Rock Township roads for a
term of $ years and John Wilson.
Jr.. was appointed for a term of 3
The following commissioners were
appointed by the chairman to handle
the matters pertaining to the vari
ous departments and districts:
District No. 1?Dunns and Harris,
W. A. Jones, Reads and complaints;
slso appropriations, special tax dis
tricts real estate told for taxes.
District No. I?YoungsvUle and
Frankllnton. W. T. Moss,'Bonds and
complaints; also Count* indebted
ness, County Homo, Health. State
Highway Commission nad Rev anus.
District No. 8?Hay Seville sad
Sandy Creek, H. P. Speed, Roads
sad complaints; also report of of
fice ra, Employment of prisoners.
Home Demonstration, stills nad foes.
District No. 4?Gold 1
Cedar Rock, T. B. Dean, Roads and A
complaints; also officers bonds. Edtf- g
cation, Walfare, Fees of County Of-J J
f trials, ? ,
District No. <?Cypress Creek I *
and Loultburg, W. B. Peary. Roads ?
and complaints; slso OOOrt House,
Jail Raal estate In Lonlsbnrg and
W. R. Perry offered his resigna
tion as Road Trustee of ix.ui.burg
Township which was accepted and
? i it
(Continued on page f)
MB. W. T. MOSS
Whp was elected Chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners Mon
iuy without opposition. Mr. Moss is
>ne of franklin County's most popu
lar and progressive citizens.
Lotiisburg Market Nearing Its
Five Million Mark?Tobacco
Coming From Distant Mar
Prices on the Louisburg tobacco
market the past week have been
holding up fine and the farmers
seem well pleased with the prices
received. The smoker grades are
selling especially well and decided
Improvement in the leafy grades is
reported. The buyers are all anxious
for the weed and each sale is a
Quite a lot of tobacee is being sold
here from distant Counties and
many growers from neighboring
counties are making this market
headquarters this season.
The market is now closely ap
proaching the five- million mark,
with the expectation of selling ap
proximately three million more be
fore the close.
Louisburg is welcoming the grow
ers to its market where everything
is being done for their interest end
-*? i .
Burglars entered L. Cllne and Co'a.
b<g department store through a back
window Sunday night and carried
away a large quantity of the best and
most salable stock in the store. The
articles taken Included underwear
huits, Coats, Shoes, 'Ladle's wear and
Rcqessories. The entrance and exit
were made through a back window
after the Iron grating had been tern
looae. Once In the office the rest was
easy. The robbery was not discov
ered until the next morning when Mr.
tattla and Mr. Sledge entered to open
the store, their attention being at
tracted by the torn up condition of the
>tock, after which an, Investigation
was made and offloers with blood
tounds called. These were reinforced
ater by detectives, but up|to going
,n press no clue has been found to
There Is noivay of estimating the
oss only by sheer guess which places
be loss way up in the hundreds, poe
dbly a thousand or more.
Wednesday morning a 'tag was dls
'overed on the automobile wash rack
tack of :ho J.oulsburg Dry C" caning
Vorks, formerly the Nash Street Mo
or Co.'s place that upon Investiga
ton was found to oontxin a lot of
mods taken from K'.'f's. presumably
n this robbery. In the bag were 14
Iresses, 10 hats. 1 coat, a pair of
ihoea and a lot of curtains. The bag
rag first discovered by Mr. W. M.
Measants on his way down the street,
ind was reported to Kline's and the
tfflcers. No one has any knowledge
if how or when it was placed there,
["he bag was In plain view of Spring.
Supt. Bett Speaks
? E. L. Beat, addressed the
>arent-Teaehers Association of Tar
oro In the Tarboro High School
Ludltorlnm on Monday night. De
ember 1st. Ho was accompanied
hero by Misses Bobbys Williams,
aloist, and Olgm Lotrtse .Johnston,
seder, members of the Tmnlsburg
lotlege Faculty and Mies Bernn
ette WOodHef, student of the Col
ige, who presented s program of
male and recitations.
On Friday night. 'December B.
rof. Bast will sneak to the Sdu
Itlonal Club at Wtta- Foflot. \
Subscribe to the Franklin Ttaesa i
NEW JUDGE AS
Adopt Plans at Meeting In
Lori3burg Friday ? College |
The Board of Tsnstees of Louis-1
burg College In session at the Col-1
lege, December 2, 1230. in pursauce
of the expression of the North Car-1
ollna Conference In a resolution
passed by the Conference Monday.!
November 24. adopted the following 1
plan to raise approximately 313.-1
000.00 for the operation of the I
Collego for the.spring term begin-1
nlng Wednesday, January 21. "3M
This action was taken by the Trus
tees subject to the approval and co
operation of the Presiding *loors, 1
pastors and people of the Confer
ence. , . I
This plan was approved and l
adopted by special resolution at the
Durham district set-up meeting
Wednesday, December 3. It Is ex
pected that similar action win be
taken at meetings to be held tn other
districts of the Conference during j
the next few days.
A brief outline of the plan fol
'0,Flrst that Sunday, December 211
(and Sunday December 28 on cir
cuits) be observed in ?" Jhe
Conference as Louisburg Ccylege
Day, when the emergency and ur
gent needs of the College shall lie
explained to the people ami volun-1
tary offering and contribution be
taken for "Special Funds" for the
purpose of the operation of the Col
lege tor its spring term.
Second, that every pastor in co
operation with his Presiding Elder
may net as a representative for
Louiaburg College In raising the
"Special Fund" and may designate
such church workers as he may see
l" Third*'8'tha? all contribution,
should be collected and subscriptions
paid and forwarded by each pastor
to his Presiding Elder not later
than January 5, 1931.
Fourth, that each Presiding Elder
forward all offerings and contribu
tions turned in to him to Rev. F.
S. Love, at Raleigh. North Carolina,
who has been designated as tre?*T
m-er of this "8pecial Fund . not
later than January 10. 1931.
Fifth, that Rev. F. S. Love as
treasurer of ths "Specal Fund shall
disburse the same only *or the oper
ating expenses of the Collegp after
January 20. 1931. V
Sixth, that in the event a sufd
e'ent amount is not raised for this
"Special Fund" for the operation
of the College for the spring term
the treasurer of the same shall re
fund to the Presiding Klders a" con
tributions raised from th"?'
turn will refund these contributions
through the several pastors to the
churches through which they were
Seventh, that the editor of the
North Carolina Christian Advocate
be requested to devote special space
and emphasis to the cause of Louis
burg College in IU Jfue of the
week of December 16-21.
Eight, that the alumnae of the
College be invited and re<lue**??
cooperate in thin move by Baling
personal contributions and working
in their local communities for the
cause, and by rendering any other
assistance possible by whatever
means or methods that they see fit
Nobody U so irritating to some men
as the fellow who wears evening
clothes on the slightest provocation.
Nothing's so discouraging to reform
rork as trying to raise the. money to
I nance It.
Franklin Recorder's Court?
Judge Palmer Presents
Judge Malone With Gavel
franklin Recorder*! Conrt was
opened on Monday by Judge J. L.
Palmer who disposed of the small
docket before time for the new
Judge to qualify, by trying three
cases and continuing a number of
others. The docket as disposed of
Is hs fellows: ?
Roy Brodie was given 4 months
in Jail, Commissioners to hire out,
after pleading guilty to nnlawfur
possession of Whiskey.
Major Green plead guilty to un
lawful possession "of whiskey, and
was given 60 days in jail, to be sus
pended upon payment of costs.
James Hoyle was found not guil
ty of a charge of violating prohibi
The following cases were contin
Morris Davis, violating prohibl
Waddeli Dent, assault.
Aivtn Woodlief, operating auto
E. A. Rogers, operating automo
Herman Davis, unlawful posses
sion of whiskey.
All cases ordered reinstated for
not having complied with the for
mer order of the Court under order
of Nov. 24th. were continued.
Just before the closing of the
Court Judge J. E. Malone, who had
previously qualified, arrived and in
tuning over the Court and Its busi
ness to Mr. Malone Judge Palmer
presented him with a gavel in the
name of W. M. Person, who before
his death was the dean of the
Louisburg bar. Judge Malone ac
cepted the same in most appropriate
Before the session of Court was
adjourned by Judge Malone. Mr.
Hill Yarborough, in behalf of the
lawyers and American Legion of
Lou'sburg In a very pretty speech
presented the Judge with a beauti
ful bouquet of flowers represent
ing the cordial relationship existing
between them and the high esteem
4n which he Is held by his associ
BOARD OF EDU
The Board of Education met In
regular session Monday with A. F.
Johnson, E. L. Green, J. H. Joyner,
W. A. Mullen and Mrs. T. H. Dick
ens present. Xfee minutes of last
meeting were read and approved.
' Upon motion of J. H. Joyner and
seconded by E. L. Green, the bid of
Bryant 8trlckland on the Rock
Springs School for $300.00 was ac
cepted. According to terms of the
bid, $100.00 to be paid in cash.
$100.00 to be paid Dec. 10. 1931
and $100.00 to be paid Dec. 10.
1932 with Interest at 0 per cent.
The resignation of T. S. Dean as
a member of the Cedar Rock-Cypress
Creek Board was presented and ac
cepted by the Board. Upon recom
mendation and motion of Mrs. T.
H. Dickens. Mrs. G. B. H. Stallings
was appointed to nil out Mr. Dean's
The Board authorised and In
structed the secretary to have the
school audit/ published in The
The report of the Supt. of Public
Welfare was received and ordered
Vote For State's 10 Congressmen and
Constitutional Amendments Compiled
Raleigh. Not. X.?Congressmen
are North Carolina's beat vote got
ten, according to complete bnt un
official returns from the - general
election November 4, tabulated to
day by Raymond C. Maxwell, secre
tary of the state board of elections,
from- duplicate returns filed with
the sMrotary of state.
The complete llguree on the throe
amendments and one referendum
?oted on at the saate time are also
The 10 Democratic congressmen
polled a combined vote of 114,111
for combined majorities of 114.110,
as compared with Ml.171 rotes for
stats trsaaarsr Nathan O'Berry,
whoss majority of 1II.M1. was tha
largest ever givan a candidate far
public office la North Carolina. Sen
ator-elect J. W. Bailey received
?11,111 votes for a majority of
The vote ahd majorities of
of the successful Democratic candi
dates for Coaggesa follow
First?I.lndsey O. Warren, 17,?
??? and 17,111. *4
?Third?L. 0. A barn stay. 10,111
Fourth?Edward W. Pou, 26.714
Fifth?Frank W. Hancock, 64,184
Sixth?J. Bayard Clark, 28.788
Beroath?J. Walter Lambeth, 28.
228 and 11,848.
Mghth?R. L. Doufhton, 44,888
Ninth?A. L. Bulwlnkle, 44,168
Tenth?Bebulon Wearer. 62,284
and 11,848. ?
The complete rote on the four
of 180 eouatlea fol
Far amendment Increasing 8u
prame eoort Justices, 26,887;
?" 188,847; majorltlao agalnat.
I ant tor classification
of property for taxation. 118.2
a galoot 182,847, majority afalnat.
Far amendment for aaparatlnc ao
Iteltortel and Jadlclal dlatrlete. 188.
For referendum on M.88f.88g/a bf
bonds for rataraa'a loaita, 186
agalnat, 121.626; majority for 4J,- be
MR. HILL YARBOROUGH
Who was elected County Attorney
y the New Board of County Coramis
ioncrs Monday. Mr. Yarborough Is
young attorney of proven rbillty
nd wfll give the County splendid
Down Commissioners Order
Advertisement For Bids For
Sale of Light and Power
Plant ? To Collect Bad
The Board of Town Commission
ers met In regular monthly session,
The meeting was called to order
jy Mayor L. L. Joyner, and the fol
lowing members were present: L.
L. Joyner. A. W. Person, W. E.
White, F. H. Allen, and A. H. Flem
The minutes of the previous meet
ings were read and approved.
Mrs. W. P. Neal was before the
Board with the complaint that her
water me|er was .incorrect. After
hearing Mrs. Keals complaint and
reviewing her evidence, the Board
ruled to accept the settlement of
'erred by Mrs: Neal.
The monthly reports of the Town
Clerk. Town Tax Colector and Chief
>f Police were read and approved.
Mr. W. E. White. Chairman of the
Finance Committee, advised the
Board that Atty. W. L. Lumpkin
tad reported to him that he had
nade every effort to collect the bad
:hecks given to him for collection by
:he Board, without resorting to
luit, and was unable to collect the
The Board instructed the Clerk
,o secure the checks from Mr.
Lumpkin. and to give them to Town
htty. C. H. Yarborough, and to In
itruct Mr. Yarborough to pursue the
iollectlon of the checks to a finish.
Mr. W. B. Tucker was be
fore the Board requesting a rate of
Ic per K. W. on the Franklin Seed
Co. motor. This matter was disposed
if in the following motion.
"That the Board amend the
franklin Seed Co. motor rate from
I 1-2 cents per K. W. to 4c per K.
ff.. this 4c rate to apply from Oct.
L L93H through the 1930-1931
lining season."?This motion was
An application was read from C.
I. Collins for a position on the
.onlsbnrg police force, in case a
acsncy existed. The Board ruled
hat since no. vacancy exists at
>resent, no action conkl be taken on
Bills payable were presented to
be Board by the Clerk for payment
pproyal. No bills were approved for
ayment by the Board that had not
een approved by the proper de
artment head, the purchasing
gent, or that did not bear properly
ttached purchase permits issued by
te purchasing agent.
A letter was read from the Utll
:ies Engineering and Management
o., requesting the Board to pass a
esijlutloa endorsing a Notice for I
roposals on Utllttlee. for the pur
oee oh receiving bids from tnterest
1 parties, for the sale of the Louis
org Light and Power Plant.
With the provision that the Board
i not obligated in any ssannsr to
toept any bids that might ha of
nd to them. After diacuseiOa the
Ulowing motion wan placed la er
"That the Board grant the request
~ Utilities feaglaoerlng
r the Utilities Engineering and,
'A requtet from the First Nation
l Bank. Louishurg, N. C. seeking
total deduction of fl4.MI.00 from
te Ex rim Tax returned by the
tate Commission, because of t
at that the above amount of
?operty Is not In Town, was road
i the Board.
The Clerk was Instructed to eon
r with the State Board of As
eats. In reference to making any
Ijastmeats lis the returns mode by
W to the Town of Loniebarg, N.
Pa-ss Resolutions of Respect
T. W. Watson, Deceased,
Former Member Board?
-Close Up Unfinished Busi
ness and Adjourn Sine Die
The Board of County Commis
sioners met in regular session on
Monday morning with all members
Before the business of the day
was commenced resolutions of re
spect to T. W. Watson, a deceased
member of the Board, were passed.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved.
The $22,000 Bonds were sold by
the County to Gaspell, Vieth and
Duncan, Davenport. Iowa, at $105.
00 premium 5 per cent bond.
On motion the county accountant
was instructed to correct an error
In the acreage of A. T. Howell land
.in Harris Township.
The Chairman designated J. Z.
Terrell to handle the Department of
T. W. Watson.
J. Z. Terrell reported that he had
Tisited the Welfare offlce and found
everything working smoothly. He
filed report of E. C. Perry, Welfare
officer. He also reported that the
Court house, jail and property in
town was in good shape.
C. B. Barham reported ten pris
oners in jail, 7 serving sentences
from Superior Court.
J. B. Sturdivant reports that the
Home Demonstration offlce is func
tioning efficiently and files Miss
Caldwell's report. He also filed re
port of Dr. Yarborongh. Health Of
A. W. Sandllng made his bridge
On motion, W. N. Fuller was re
funded $97.80. same being for tax
certificate purchased by Mr. Fuller,
which has been found was listed in
On motion M. S. Clifton was re
funded poll tax for the year 1928
and 1929, same being paid in error,
Mr. Clifton being over fifty years of
age at the time same was paid.
The Chairman reports that be
hM visited the County Home and it
is clean and in a most sanitary and
satisfactory condition. Mr. Hedge
peth reports twenty five inmates
now at the Home.
The First National Bank reports
a collection of taxes for November
1930. of $17,792.9$, making a total
collection of $38,545.(3 collected to
The requisition for the Schools
for the month of December by the
Board of education was filed asking
for $34,359.(4; W R. Mills School
?$9,914.75; Franklinton School?
On motion the lands of D. B.
Kearney located in Franklinton
Township, and being lots originally
purchased from the Franklinton
Holaery Mills be segregated with
his personal property, for the pay
ment of the 1929 taxes.
On motion the list as turned In by
the Sheriff as insolvents for the
fiscal year ending June 30. 1930 was
accepted as insolvents.
On motion the settlement of the
Sheriff for the fiscal year closing
June 30. 1930, astendered, was ac
Upon mottnon, it was ordered that
the tax books for the fiscal year be
ginning July 1. 1930 be delivered
to the Sheriff for collection upon
settlement of the First Natieaal
Bank with the County Accountant
and saisfactory bond as required by
law being given by the Sheriff.
Upon motion the retiring Board
of County Commissioners wishes to
go on record as passing a resolution
thanking the County officials for
their co-operation and assistance
during the term of their office and
expressing their pleasure at the cor
dial relations existing between the
said Board and the oMclals.
Upon motion the Board adjourn
ed sine die.
Killed By Hit and
years of n*. was IU orwr mm
staatly kilted by mm
Maaterilla Tka drirsr of tb* ear was
not known to tbaa* wko saw it sad
to asks a loot of oarsalf
u>d tontloain at tu
mtm, and Atty. ?
k rvftdy to ?ttt i
?* 4P?*A *