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IXUTISBURG, X. CAROLINA Hilluv. MARCH 18, 1?;|H
M .MBER 5
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Tobacco Averages $24 For
1937 Season In North
A rlitik up of the local com
plete figure*, following; the
State figures for tobacco sales
?verages given below, it was
found that including the report
of the Planters Warehouse
which was not made to the
State Department, Louisburg's
average for the entire season
was 926.21 leading this belt by [
57 points, and the State by 4
points. . '
Raleigh. ? North Carolina farm
ers received $141, 056, 845 for
tieir 1937 tobacco crop which
sold for $1.50 more per 100
pounds than the average for 1936.
the State Department of Agricul
ture reported yesterday in its se%
con's summary of State tobacco
Growers sold 577,623,891 lbs.
of leaf on North Carolina floors
Jor an average of $24.42 per hun
dred pounds, or $40,924,039 more
than was paid for the 1936 crop
rf 437,552,728 pound9 of produc
"All sales, Including dealers'
und warehouse resales, totaled
ti43.253.217 pounds and averaged
$24.07 compared with 489,400,
*76 sold the previous season at
>i.n average of $22.48 /per 100
??ounds," W. H. Rhodes. State
"department of Agriculture ciiief
? tatistician, said.
Record by Belts
Total producers' sales and av
erages by belts for the 1937 sea
r-on were reported as follows:
Old Bright Belt (Type 11) ?
192,771,381 pounds for $45,145,
369 or an average of $23.42 com
pared to $22.65 per 100 pounds
? ?st season.
New Bright' Belt (Type 12) ?
1:90,031,750 pounds for $74. 738, -
i40, averaging $25.77 compared
with $23.20 in 1936.
Border Belt (T-ype 18)-?-.89.
K95.756 pounds for $20,076,909
averaging $22.28 compared witli
?21.72 in 1936.
The Asheville market sold 5.
125,004 pounds of hurley tobacco
?or $1,096,427 or an average of
$21.39 per 100 pounds compared
with $38.82 received last season.]
Rhodes said that tobacco sales
hy North Carolina growers on out
of-state markets would add "con
siderably to the State's tobacco
Wilson I* Leader
The official summary revealed j
Wilson market led the State in I
producers' tobacco marketed with I
67,936,190 pounds: Greenville!
was second with 55,422,210 lbs.
and Kinston third with 46.3S0.
Leaders in producers' tobacco
pales by belts were:
Old Bright Belt ? Winston-Sa
lem first with 45.141,489 lbs.:
Durham second with 40,590,412;
Oxford third with 244,125,048.
iNew Bright Belt ? -Wilson first;
Oreenville second; Kinston third.
South Carolina Belt ? Fairmont
flrsti with 36.658.733 lbs.; Lurn
berton second with 24.333,578:
Whlteville third with 16.735.544.
Leaders in average prices paid
ay belts were: ~
Old Bright Belt ? Durham first,
averaging $25.64 per 100 pounds;
Fuquay Springs second, averag
ing $25.50; Henderson third, av
New Bright Belt ? Farmville
first, averaging $26.17 ; Roberson
ville second, averaging $26.12;
Greenville third. averaging
South Carolina Belt) ? Cliad
bourn first, - averaging $24.05r
Fairmont second. averaging
$23.11; Fair Bluff third, averag
"In complete reports from the
i^ouisburg market in the Old
Bright Belt indicated that this
market would have led the State
with an incomplete average price
of $26.82 per 100 pounds being
paid, but the failure of the Plant
ers' Tobacco Warehouse to sub
mit their December sales report
does not give Loulsburg any of
ficial rank as the highest price
market," Rhodes said.
, "OfTicIal summary results show
Farmville marketi was the second
highest price market with sales
.averaging $26.17 per 100 lbs.,,'
(he added. The preliminary esti
mates of the tobacco produced in
North Carolina in 1937 were re
ported at 593,745,000 pounds,
and producers' sales were actual
ly 97.3 per cent of the estimated
total. Approximately _ -15,000,000
pounds of scrap tobacco were sold'
. last season.
Messrs. Jo? Tonkel, Edward
Bartholomew, Sr., Capt. V. C.
Williams, Jim Lancaster, E. H.
McFarland visited Richlands Sun
day to see tbe airship that made
a forced landing; there a few days
Mr. R. C. Whitfield visited
Rocky Mouat Tuesday,
Force of Shock Throws Mrs.
W. F. 5?asley Against
Sink Breaking Ribs
Losing control of his car on en-j
taring I-ouisburg on East Nash
Street on Thursday evening or
last week. J. M. Sliaw, oi Wash-,
ington, N. C.. crashed across the
street and into the side/ of the
rear portion of th>- residence of
Mrs. W. F. Beusley, the force of
the blow being sufficient to break j
a large sill, under the house (lis-!
locating the underpinning, even
daniagiug the underpinning on
the opposite side of the house,
prizing up t?he floor, raihshacking
the walls, breaking up the plaster
and throwing Mrs. Beasley. who
was in the kitchen, against the
sink with sufficient force to break
two ribs. The cor was badly
damaged being driven up under
the house to the extent that the
broken sill was held up by the!
bumper aud front wheel. J. M. j
Shaw was taken in charge by of
ficers. who preferred charges of
intoxication, and his bond was
fixed at $2,500 which he gave lu- ;
ter on in the night. The driver'
escaped injuries of any couse-1
It was estimated that the dam- j
age to the house would reach
$-'.000 or more.
Chicago, March 13. ? Clarence j
Uarrow. champion of "under-1
dog" and bittier toe of capital pun
ishment, who won international
fame as a defense attorney, is
The 80-year-old lawyer who
once wrote "I've fought all my
life for the underdog" succumbed
at his home at 12:40 p. m. (C. S.
T. ) today after a long illness.
Heart failure was given asthe im
mediate cause of his demise.
The master pleader for the de
fense hi a long list of criminal
cases including that of Nathan
L/eopold and Richard Loeb, the
"thrill slayers" of little Bobby j
Franks in Chicago more than a
decade ago, and the famous Evolu-j
tion or "Monkey" case in Ten-I
neseee. had been confined to his!
bed for the past< two months.
Mrs. Darrow, wfit* had been In
constant attendance Ik her hus
band's bedside: his son. Paul and
Darrow's sister. Mrs. Jennie Dar
row Moore, were with him when 5
he died. i
The following is results of a
Cafe inspection in Louisburg by
W. Murray Linker. Jr.. District
Sanitation Supervisor, of State I
Board of Health:
Mrs. Beasley's Dining Room ?
92.0. Grade A.
Cicero's Place? 86.5. Grade B.
Gupton's Place ? 84:5. Grade B. :
Main Street' Cafe (Col. ) ? 83.5. j
Franklin Hotel ? 82.5. Grade B. t
The Grill ? 71.5, Grade C.
Welcome Inn Cafe ? 70.5 Grade |
Red Front Cafe (Col.) ? 61.0 !
Zula's Place ? 53.5,- Closed. ,
Busy Bee (Col.) 43.5, Closed.
One grade A, 4 grade B, 2
grade C and 3 with ratings too
low to obtain a grade. Those
with ratings of less than 70 were
operating in violation of the State i
Hotel and Cafe law. Warrants
were issued and the cases tried
before Mayor Webb who suspend
ed Judgments on condition that
each close and remain closed un-l
til necessary changes are made to
meet all requirements, following l
which they are to ask for a re
inspectioa and permission to re-i
Mr. Will H. Holmes and daugh
ters Dorothy and Laura, and son '
Arbur. visited friends and rela- 1
! tives in Clayton Wednesday and |
j Thursday of'last week.
Program At The
, The following is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, March 19:
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
GENE AUTRY in "The Old Barn
Dance," and Fred Stone in
"Quick Money "
Sunday ? Katharine Hepburn
.and Cary Grant) in "Bringing Up
Monday-Tuesday ? Robert Tay
lor, Lionel Barrymore and Mau
reen O'Sulliran in "A Yank At
Wednesday ? Humphrey Bogart
and Prank McHugh in "Swing
Thursday-Friday ? Alice Faye,
Joan Davis, Tony Martin and
Fred Allen In "Sally, Irene and
Mary." Also Charlie McCarthy
? 4 ? - ?
if'he above picture shows the car driven by J M. -Shaw, of
Washington, N. C.. in pisition in which it struck the residence of
Mrs. W. F. Beasley on east Nash street, 011 Thursday afternoon of
last week, about 4:30 o'clock More Pictures on Paae 2 and 3.
RECOVERS 90 PER
Test Sample From Portis
Witnessed by Many In
cluding Mining Engineers
Of Long Experience; New,
Method Gives Promise of
Revolutionizing Gold Min
ing For Fine Powdered
Proving its claims that the)
Hurrp-Up Equipment will product?1
greuter results in taking gold
from the original dirt the Ora- 1
Fina Amalgamation Co.. of North
Carolina, conducted a successful
demonstration at its plant on
South Main Street Saturday after- j
noon, when it recovered up to 90
per cent of" the assayed value of j
gold from a lot' of ore brought in 1
from the Portis Mines in Western
Halifax and Eastern Franklin
Counties by Mr. J.- C- i?itell?r, of ,
Essex, engineer In charge of the i
mines. This recovery showed a
value upon the ore brought in of j
H5 per ton. or approximately 30 ;
per cent more than the latest',
present day equipment.
The equipment consists of reg
ular mining ^machinery until rea- :
ching the last operation, which is 1
especially prepared to recover the
flour gold, something fhat has not .
been saved heretofore. It has
long been known to science that :
the recovery of this fine gold from j
the dirt and clay deposits was a ,
problem for chemical manipula
tions. , a satisfactory method of'
mining and using having never!
been discovered before. Mr. R. 1
W. Stoddard who has discovered)
and developed the secret of recov- ;
eriiig this tine powdered metal, is
in charge of this plant and holds
the secret of this method to revo
lutionize the gold mining indus- 1
try, certainly in t>he area where
the powdered or flour gold is
This demonstration was wit
nessed by quite a number of per
sons, among whom were Messrs.
Frank B. Simpson, Paul Smith
and Chambers Smith, of Raleigh.
At the conclusion of the Dem
onstration Mr. Stoddard and Mr.
Pearce were heartily congratula
ted upon the success of the me
thod and wonderful interest was
expressed at the results.
Y. W. A. ANNOUNCEMENT
The Y. W. A. of the Louisburg
Baptist Church will meet Monday
evroing at 7:45 in the home of
Mrs. Felton Cash. Every member
is urged to be present.
Marie Ingram, Pres.
< 'halites If the Boaiil of
President Earnhardt of I.ouis
burg College announce that, at
a meeting of the Trustees of the
College held in Raleigh, recently, j
Colonel J. W. Jenkins, of Hen- j
derson..,was elected to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of Mr. !
W. E. White, late of Louisburg.
The terms of office of a few other
members of the' Board had expir
ed, and new members were elect- j
ed to take their places.
The present members of the)
Board are as follows: Rev. W. A.
Cade, Presiding Eider of the Wil- 1
mington District. Wilmington;)
Rev. E. L. Htllman, Presiding El- ;
der of the New Bern District, New
Bern; Mr. E. H. Malone. attor
ney, of Louisburg; Rev. \V.~"-V.
McRae, Presiding Elder of the
Fayetteville District. Fayetteville;
Dr. W. K. Green of the Depart
ment of English of the Duke Uni
versity Faculty, Durham: Mr. T.
B. Upchurch,:? business man and1
planter, of P- eford ; and Rev. Al
ien P. Branwlfey, Pastor of the i
Chapel HiH M?t>hodist Church, j
Rev. W. A. Cade was elected!
Chairman of this Board to suc
ceed Mr. W. E White, d eceased.
Change* In Bu?ineso Department
The Business School of Louis1
burg College has been operated '
heretofore in the Louisburg Col- [
lege buildings, but as a separate
and distinct department from t>he
Department of Liberal Arts. The ;
Board of Trustees and the facul
ty have recently decided to stand
ardize the Business School of the |
College and incorporate it into
the regular college curriculum. 1
Commencing with the fall semes
ter of 1938, full college credit]
will be given to all students who'
elect' to take this work in the;
School of Business Administra
tion, as Ohis school will be called
in the future.
The same courses that have al
ways been given will be standard- :
ized, making full college credit
possible. The students in this
school will take economics, eco
nomic history, and accountancy,
which have been added to the
course Also ot?her work is re
quired too graduation.
These courses prepare the stu
dents for entering the Junior
Class of any college course in
business given in the colleges and
universities of this section of the
Miss Elizabeth Johnson, of the
Wadesboro High School faculty is
at home on vacation while the
school is closed on account of
Official Results of Cotton and
For Franklin County, Saturday, March 12, >^38, as can !
vassed by the County Committee
Voting Pltwc- ? .Yes No lfe? No
CEDAR ROCK ... 504 65 44* 53
CYPRESS CREEK 268 23 236 17
DUNN (Pearce) 12!s 18 106 13
DUNN (Pine Ridge) 300 59 212 46
FRANKLINTON 208 36 274 " 50
GOLDMINE 253- 17 298 20
HARRIS 335 50 240 27
HAYBSVILLE 362 36 271 28
LOUI8BURG 416 66 375 49
SANDY CREEK ... .... 317 92 274 95
YOUNGSVILLE .......... 290 29 218 24
OPENED AND COUNTED . . 304 38 206 15
TOTAL ; 3679 628 3184 437
TOTAL VOTES CAST 4242 3637 '
Challenged, not verified
and not counted ............... 34 46
30- Year Sentence
Young Itinerant Khmvninil <<m
vk'trtl In Vance' Superior ( 'uui'l
Clarence Fair banks, -23 -year-old
itinerant) showman who ran afoul
of the law in Henderson last Jan
uary when he murdered his em
ployer. Steve Good, operator of a
miniature circus, was sentenced in
Vance Superior Court Friday to
serve 30 years in state prison.
Fairbanks weut on the stand in
his own defense and test'ified that
he killed Good in defense t>f his
own life after the showman had
accused the young man of intimate
relations with Mrs. Good.
Mrs. Good recently discharged
from a Henderson hospital wh4H
she ,had been receiving treatment
since the night of t'he murder, ap
peared as a witness in the case,
but her injuries had blanked her
memory of all events connected \
with the attack, she swore.
Seen At A Glance
VIKNNA ? Austria became a
part of Adolf Hitler's reioh. losing
its political freedom by two steps:
President Wilhelm Miklas resign
ed; Arthur Seysz-Inquart, Hitler
selected chancellor took charge.
Austria's army was merged with
Germany's. Der Fuehrer remained
at Linz. Austria, deferring his
triumphal entry into Vienna until
I.ondon? Britain shifted toward
a hurd-fisted role, weighing a
solid front with France t*> protect
Czehoslovakla against nazi en
Pari? ? - France, under a new
people's front cabinet headed by
Leon Blum formed Sunday, plan
ned to? reverse her treaty with
Czechoslovakia to provide military
action ugaiust Germany should
Hitler tTy nazificatiou of the war
Berlin ? Wilhelm Goering. Ger
many's vice fuehrer, predicted an
overwhelming Austrian vote ot ap
proval for" absorption by the Ger
man reieh arid said the -decision
would be. nobody's business but
Austria's and Germany's. The
reich adopted laws making Austria
a German province.
Rome ? -Italy watched uneasily
for Uer Fuehrer's next move, an
xious to dodse participation in
any dangerous nazi adventures.
Boy Scout Court
The first Court of Honor for
the year 19J8, and the first to be
conducted in this district by Field
Executive C. M. Calhoun, was herd
in the office of Supt. W. K. Mills
on Thursday evening of last week
at 7:30 o'clock
Officials sitting in the Court
were: Dr. J. V. Hoffman. Presi
dent of the Occoneechee Council: !
Supt. W. R. Mills, Vice-President!
of the Occoneechee Council and
Chairman of t'he Franklin County:
District; Executive C. M. Cal-|
houn; Mr. J. A. Hodges, Chair
man of the Court; Mr. W. C. ]
Strowd; Mr. Timberlake, Scout
master of Ed. Best Troop; Mr. j
W. B. Barrow; Mr. H. W. White;
Mr. Louis M.'Word; and K. H. ;
Davis Scoutmaster of Louishurg
Executive Calhoun started t-he
program witji songs and Scout|
contests. General Inspection of
uniforms gave Scout Glenn Beas
ley title of Neatest Scout and Of
officer of The Day. Scout Beasley
to receive fifty cents worth of
Following the Inspection the
Court proper was called to order
by Chairman Hodges and awards
were Blade as follows:
Promotions: Second Class: Ed
ward Renn, awarded by Mr.
Louis M. Word. First Class: John
K. Beasley' and John Hodges,
awarded by Supt. W. R. Mills.
Merit Badges: Awarded by Dr.
J. V. Hoffman as follows: Julian
Hoffman from Sea Scout Ship No.
1 of Raleigh, Leathercraft; John
Knox Beasley, Chemestry; Robert)
Smithwick, Hiking and Cycling;
Dayton Hardwiok, Carpentry,
Cement Work, Wood Work; David
Spivey, Handicraft, Automobiling, j
Reptile Study; Billie Alston, Hik
ing; all of these boys being from
New boys awarded Tenderfoot
Rank by Scoutmaster K. H. Davis |
were: Eaton Holden, Glenn Per- 1
son, Douglas Joyner, Frank A. I
Reavis, Bert Peoples, Billie White i
and Palmer Bowden All of these1
boys are members of the Louis- :
T. A. CONWAY DEAD
Mr. T. A. Conway, a former
resident of Louisburg, died at
his home in Richmond, Va., on
Wednesday of last week. Mr.
Conway married Mrd. Maggie
Sykes, of Franklin County, who
SUBSCRIBE TODAY 1
* CHAKMK T. Hl'DMIV
One of Franklin County's most
successful and popular farmers,
who is being urged to, run for
The case of .1- M. Shaw, off
Washington. N. C., Who was drlv-j
ing the car that rati into the home [
of Mrs. W. P. Beasley on East J
Nash Street last week, was post- !
polled in Franklin Recorder's
Court at its session Tuesday. !
Many other rases were continued i
l and several tried. The docket1
was disposed of as follows:
| B. C. Stalling* pleads guilty,
I dismissed upon saving the Coiiii
! ty harmless.
i Johnnie Jeffreys, distilling.
I warrant amended and transferred
j to Superior Court.
j Ollie Jeffreys, operating auto
i mobile intoxicated, violating mo
| tor vehicle law. guilty, 60 days on
I roads, suspended upon payment
[of $50 fine and costs, not to op
1 orate car months.
hitwrence Huftin was found
| guilty of violating prohibition law
? and given SO days in jail with
leave to Commissioners to hire
I out' to pay costs.
Willie Morgan plead guilty to
I violating prohibition law, and
given 30 days on roads, suspend-'
ed upon payment of $25 and costs.;
Willie Moore was found guilty
; of violating automobile law, and
given HO days on roads, suspend
ed upon payment of $25 line and
Cary Batchelor was found guil
ty of operating automobile intoxi
cated. given 60 days on roads,
suspended on payment of $50 fine
and costs, not to drive car in 12 I
The following cases were con-'
tinued for juries:
James Leonard, distilling.
Charlie Alston, distilling.
John Wesley, distilling.
The following pases were con
Sport' Ward, violating automo
Clyde Wester, netting fish.
J. M. Shaw, operating automo- \
J. V. . Pridgen, abandonment
C. B. Aycocke, operating auto
Franklin County Sportsmen
Organize For The Protec
tion Of Its Game
The Franklin County sportsmen
have organized a club to protect
the game in Franklin County. |
Several very successful meetings
have been held and everybody
seems to be very much Interested
in the new organization. The 1
farmers as well as the hunters are
beginning to realize the great
value of game birds on their
farms and many have already
joined, and many more are ex
pected to join at the meeting next
Tuesday evening at 7:30 which
will be held in the Agricultural
building. Everybody who Is Inter- '
ested in protecting game and wild
life in the County la asked to j
come to this meeting and help
with this fine work.
Crows, Hawks, Owls, stray cats
and dogs and a few poor sports
have done their part to reduce the
once plentiful game in this coun
ty, and It la the object of the club
to restore and protect the wild
life which is fast disappearing.
The officers of the Club are Cv
R. Sykes, President, and V. E.
Owens, Secretary and Treasurer.
About forty nten from all ^arts
of the county have already Joined
and it is expected that twice 'his]
number will be present nexl Tu 3- !
day evening at 7:30. Eyetyiiody
is invited to come and help with ,
tihls fine work,.
Mr. and Mrs; E. C. Perry. Jr.,
and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Smiies,
of Raleigh, were guests of rela
tives la Loulsburg the pasi week
? _ ______ &
BY BIG MAJORITIES IK
Unofficial Reports Show the
Measure Carried In Other
States; Approximately' -
5,000 Voted; Best of Of-"
With practically five thousand
farmers going to the polls on Sat
urday and casting their ballots
either for or against the new Crop
Control bill, a new style of elec
tion was held in Franklin and de
veloped quite an interest among
its participants. The election car
ried by large majorities. The to-<
bacco vote waa S67S for and 5 2 S*"'
against and cotton 3154 for and '
The election was unusual be
cause it was for a particular clasa
of voters-farmers. Others similar
had been held before, but* not in
a regular formal manner as had
this one. The colored farmera
and tenants showed a deep inter
est the same as the white farmer
and tenant, and everything pass
ed oft quietly and orderly at all
Likewise the Issue carried by a
big majority in practically all
counties in the State included in
the voting, and the unofficial re
ports show that all other State*
voting on the measure vo'jed for
the Control feature by good safe
majorities making it a certainty
that the 1938 crop will be under
the new order.
The official Counfy vote> will ba
found in ai^oMier column.
Poteat Rites Held
At Wake Forest
Wake Forest. ? Funeral services
were held here Monday afternoon
for Dr. William Louis f'oteat. 81,
president' emeritus of Wake
Forest College and former head
of the Baptist State Convention
All classes were suspended at
Wake Forest in honor of "Dr. Bil
ly," as thousands of students
Dr. Poteat died at his home here
Saturday night. He had been ill
since November when he suffered
a stroke of paralysis.
Dr. John Allen Easley. pastor
of the Wake Forest Baptist
Church, conducted the funeral
services, and burial to'?k place in
the local cemetery.
Graduated In 1877
Filtering Wake Forest College
at t'he age of 16. Dr. Poteat was
graduated in 1877. He Joined the7
college faculty in 1 8 7 8 and was
made professor of biology- in 1883.
He was president of the institu
tion from 1?05 to 1927. and had
been president emeritus since re
tirement from active duties as
head of the school.
An ardent prohibitionist for 20
years, he was president of the
United Dry Forces. / .
Surviving Dr. poteat are his
widow, the former Miss Emma
Purefoy; three children, Dr, H.
M. Poteat) of Wake Forest, Mrs.
Wheeler Martin ot Williamston,
and Mrs. Helen Poteat Stallings of
New York; a sister. Miss Ida Po
teat of Meredith College, and fire
Active pallbearers were Dr.
Thurman D. Kitchin. Wake For
est president, and the following
Of t'he faculty: Dean D. B. Bryan
ind Drs. O. C. Bradbury, C. C.
Carpenter, C. S. Black, W. E.
Speas. A. C. Reid, and H. A. Jones.
Other members of the faculty
and the Wake Forest College
Board of Trustees were honorary
TOUBIST MEETS DEATH
IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT
Mrs. Audrey Williams, of Oceaa
City, N. J., Killed Near Frank,
Franklinton, March 16. ? Mrs.
Audrey Williams, of Ocean City,
N. J., was instantly killed in an
automobile accident four miles
north of here today when the car
in which she was riding, driven
by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hoff, of Drexel Hill, Pa., left) the
highway and turned over three
times. She suffered a broken neck.
The body waa brought to a fun*
eral home here.
Mrs. Hoff waa treated here by
Dr. Winston. She waa cat and.
bruised about the chest and face
but tonight is resting well. Mrs.
Hoff and her daughter were ea
route from Florida to their homea
In -he north.
Kt mp Moore, local man rush
ing to the wreck, ran off th?
highway a short distance from
the accident) and turned over la
i muddy field. No one waa Injur*
3d but the car ^m*M>?diy damaged.
Mr w. H. Perry visited rela
tives in Rocky Mount) the past