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COUISBURO, X. CAROLINA KK1DAY. APttllj 211, 1U38.
SATURDAY, MAY 7TH
State Convention Thursday,
} May 19th in Raleigh At
City Auditorium? Chair
man Griffin Makes Official
Call ? List of. Delegates
Allotted, to Each Town
Chairman Edward F. Griffw of
the Franklin County Democratic
Executive Committee announces
the call for a County Convention
to be held In the Court House in
Loulsburg on Saturday. May 14th
at 11 o'clock a, in. ? Preparatory
to this convention all townships
in Franklin County are urged to
hold their precinct meetings on
Saturday afternoon. May 7th. at
2 o'clock and elect delegates to
the County Convention and to
elect a township committee. The
number of delegates to the Coun
ty Convention will be found iu a
t?ble given below. The towuship
committee is composed of fi.ve
men and five women. This com
mittee will meet immediately af
ter the precinct meetings and
name a chairman, a vice chairman
and a secretary ? the vice chair
man is supposed to be named
from among the lady membfers.
Each township is entitled to
name an alternate for each dele
gate and the number of delegates
the township is entitled to in the
County Convention is based on the
Dotal vote cast for Governor in
ihe last general election.
In the table will be found the
division of the State delegation by
townships which may be adopted
by the Convention. The table fol
Vote Co. State
Dunns No. 1 .121 13 2
Dunns No. 2 259 10 2
Harris 275 11 2
Youngsville 409 16 3
Franklinton 806 32 5
Hayesville 99 4 1
Sandy Creek 327 13 2
Gold Mine 355 14 2
Cedar Rock 459 18 3
Cypress Creek 114 5 1
Louisburg 1009 40 -7
This is the time foe the people
to take a part in making the par
ty platforms and activities what
they wish it to be by going out
and taking a part first in the pre
cinct meetings, then through their
delegates the County Convention
and the State Convention. At the
County Convention the delegates
will be selected for the State Con
. vention to be held in Raleigh at
12 o'clock on Thursday, May luth,
ill the City Auditorium.
Don't fall to attend your pre
cinct meeting, elect your delegal
es and alternates and your town
ship committees and send these
lists in to Chairman E. F. Griffin
MRS. ALLEN ENTERTAINS
The Current! Literature Club
met at the home o f Mrs. T. K. Al
len on Tuesday afternoon. ?
The study topic for the after
noon was "Village Annals." Mrs.
V. R. Kllby gave a sketch of the
life and village of Charlotte Pren
tiss Browning. The life of Mary
Ellen Chase* with a background
sketch of the village in which she
lived was presented by Mrs. M. S.
The members present _ were:
Mrs. W. H. Pleasants. Mrs. Mal
colm McKinne, Mrs. L. F. Kept,
Mrs. M. C. Pleasants. Mrs. T. ,C.
Amick, Mrs. M. S. Davis, Miss
Mary Yarborough, Mrs. Mac Fur
gerson, Mrs. V. R. Kilby and Mrs.
T. K. Allea. Mrs. P. C. Pdftue was
a guest at'the meeting. WT
Mr. M. S.% Lancaster and fam
ily, Miss Leland Matthews and
Mrs. ThilmaX'ook. of Ooldsboro,
visited his parents', and friends in
and near Louisburg the past week
Program At The
The following Is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday. April 30:
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
3 Mesquiteers in "Call Th^ Mes
quiteers," and Buck Jones in
'Hollywood Roundup." Cliao. 3.
"Lcne Ranger," also Prize win
ning technicolor, short. "Thf> Man
Without a Country."
Sunday ? ? Grace Moora and
Melvyn Douglas in '?I'll Take
Monday ? Victor McLaglen.
Louise Hovick and Brian Donlevy
in "Battle of Broadway."
Tuesday ? Kay Francis and Pat
O'Brien in "Woiiien Are Like
Wednesday ? Will Rogers in
The County Chairman."
Thursday and Friday? Dorthy
Lamour and Ray MiUand in "Her
Sea well Is Named
To Supreme Court
Attorney (irnrral Tukes Seat of
ljate Justice Connor ? Mc.Mul
Raleigh. April 26.? Attorney
General A. A. P. Sea well was ap
pointed by Governor Hoey today
to succeed the late Associate Jus
tice George W. Connor on the Su
preme Court bench. Harry McMul
lan, assistant attorney general,
was eleviated to Seawell's post.
Plans have not been announced
| (or administering the oaths ot of.
flee. McMullan indicated, however,
that he and Seawell might be t
sworn intat a single ceremony.
McMullan will name his own j
successor as assistant attorney j
general at a later date.
The governor's appointments j
came as no surpise to many state j
officials, a large number of whom
had indorsed the attorney general
and his assistant for the posts. 1
One official even had gone so far t
as to send a rabbit's foot to Sea
well and McMullan.
More than a score of other per
jsons also had been recommended:
for appointment to succeed Jus
tice Connor, who died unexpected- \
ly of a heart attack Saturday.
"A large number of worthy and
| capable men were presented, but
! I could name only one man, and I
finally decided to select the attor- j
ney general," Governor Hoey ;
Seawell and McMullan will
serve in their new capacities until
the November general election.
The Democratic and Republican
executive committees will nomi
nate candidates, whose names will
be placed on the general election
If precedent is followed, how
ever, Seawell and McMullan will
be nominated by the Democratic
committee, which is tantamount^
to election in North Carolina.
Seawell. despite his 73 years, is J
one of the most active slate of
ficials. A native of Moore county, j
though his place of nativity now
is in Lee. county, he comes from .
the central portion of the state ?
a section not represented on the
court. After serving five terms in
the general assembly, he was ap
pointed assistant attorney general 1
in 1931 and attorney general in
McMullan is 53 years old and a
native of Hertford. He has served
in the state senate, as head of the j
sales tax division of the depart- 1
inent of revenue and as chairman !
of the industrial commission. He;
was appointed assistant attorney
general two years ago.
At a meeting of the Franklin
[County Board of Klection held ill
l.ouisburg on April 16. 1938. the
j following were named as election
officials for the coming primaries
laud election: The first named in!
each township is registrar and thel
'last named is the republician,
Dunn. No. 1 ? J. O. Williams.
J., F. Perry, J. R. White.
Dunn. No. 2? C. E. Pearce, A.
D. Mills. Obie Baker.
Harris ? Oscar Hagwood, J. B.
Wilder, W. R. Young.
Youngsville ? C. C. Winston. G.
E. Winston, E. M. Mitchell.
Franklinton ? Ernest Moore, J.
B. Kearney, B. B. Pruitt.
Hayesville ? R. G. Wynne, Jr.,
J. H. Goodson. N. H. Ayscue.
Sandy Creek ? G. B. Egerton.
John Foster, Walter Ball.
Gold Mine ? Austin G. Fuller.
T. R. Gupton, John Lanier.
Cedar Rock ? Ira Inscoe. Arch
Wilson. J. C. Bartholomew.
Cypress Creek ? J. A. Boone, J.
M. Harris. A. N. Wilder.
Louisburg ? John W. Strange,
Cary Howard. Sr., Hugh Hight.
Mrs. John A, Tucker left this
week for Philadelphia, to enter a
hospital for treatment. She was
accompanied by Miss Pearl Pearce.
Harold Cooley To
At K?lw?rd Best High School
'Commencement? Dr. I.. K, Kent
To Preuch Biic<'uliiureute Ser
mon, Sunday, May I
Principal R. E. Tlmberlake an
nounces the following program for
Commencement exercises at Ed
ward Best School:
Baccalaureate Sermon May !. atL
11:00 o'clock. Preached by Dr.'f
Kent, of Louisburg.
Class Day exercise. May 3 8 : 00 1
Graduation Exercise. May 5. 8 j
o'clock. Address delivered by Hon.
Harold D. Cooley.
Franklin County Memorial Asso
ciation Holds Annual Meeting
? Makes Arrangements For
With quite a good number pres- :
ent Franklin County Memorial
Association held its annual meet-'
ing on Tuesday afternoon in thei
Commissioners rooms and besides'
electing officers for another year, j
made arrangements for the An
nual Memorial Services to be held
on Sunday afternoon, May 29th,
at 2:30 in the auditorium of the
Court House. At present Chair
man C. E. Jeffreys of the Arrange
ments Committee had not secured
a speaker, but expects to do so
and make an early announcement.
All present were very enthusias
tic in this memorial work and are
especially interested in the en
thusiastic activity of all members!
The officers elected for the com
ing year were as follows:
President ? W, R.* Mills. ?!
1st Vice President-^-C. E. Jef
2nd Vice President ? H. F. Ful-i
ler. " '
3rd Vice President ? M. E. Wat
Treasurer T. K. Stockard.
Secretary ? Mrs. H. W Perry.
Assistant Secretary ? Mrs. Ho
Vice Chairman Arrangements
Committee? W. L. Lumpkin. !
Invitations have been received
"Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry
Welch request the honour of your!
presence at the marriage of their
daughter, Lina James, to Mr. Wil-i
son Bunyan Morton, on Saturday,
the twenty-first of May, at eleven
o'clock in the morning. Baptist
Church. Louisburg, North Caro
No invitations are being issued
The bride-to.be is the attrac
tive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. |
H. Welch and is very popular
among a host of friends.
The groom-to-be is the son of(
the late Dr. and Mrs.. W. B. Mor-j
ton, and has proven his efficiency j
in a responsible position he holds'
with the government Soil Conser
vation Department. He is capable
and efficient and is popular among j
his many friends.
The coming events will be ;
watched with much interest' by
the many friends of this pouular
Kenneth Davis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. S. Davis, who attended,
the school for Boy Scout Execu-;
tives at Mendham, N. J., has been'
appointed Stout Field Executive:
with headquarters at Huntington,1
W. Va.' Mr. Davis is a young man
of exceptional ability and energy'
and is well trained in this work
and his many friends here feel
sure of his success and extend con
A VERY ATTRACTIVE POOL IN LOUISBURG
This attractive pool Is from the yard of Mr. and Mrs Fred Leon
ard-. In Loulsburg The pool Is made of rock Just back of the
pool is a small rock garden. Any yard would be more beautiful j
and enjoyable with such an attrac ttve addiMon
BlTh Oil. I.
Greensboro, K. C. ? Miss Ruih
Gill, of Kittrell, a senior at
Woman's Collect of the University
of North Caroliqu. has been award
ed a graduate fellowship in
Physics by Duke University, for
Mie 1938-1939 session Miss Gill
has been an outstanding student
In Physics while at Woman's Col
lege, and "Will work toward a mas
ter's degree in. that subject. She
is president of the Physics Club at
Woman's College this year, and Is
also president Qf the Sigma Chap
ter of the Wesley Players. She is
the daughter 4* Mr. and Mrs. T.
C. Gill. |
JEFFREYS jOUND GUIL
TY SIMPLE ASSAULT
Adopt Resolutions In Res
pect Justice Connor's
Death ? Court Adjourns
Th% April term of Franklin
Criminal Courtfcame to a close 011
Saturday afternoon after dispos
ing of the cases below and adopt
ing resolutions relative to Justice
This was Judee Cowper's second
visit to Franklin County and many
of our people who recalled his
former visit were glad to see him
here again. He conducted his
Courts in au easy and-pleasing
manner, and his decisions were
wisely and understanding^- ren
The many friends of Solicitor
Bickett were delighted to see the
splendid and able manner in which
he handled his cases.
The following cases were hand,
led since our last report :
Clarence Richardson plead
guilty to larceny and receiving,
12 months on rqads.
M. B. Jeffrey*, was found guil
(y of assault and was given twen
ty days in jail,
Willie Williams. assault with
deadly weapoqwith iutent to kill,
sentence changed to suspended
upon condition that defendant pay
prosecuting witness $10 per
month untal sufficient to pay doc
tors and drug bills.
Thurston Headen was found
guilty of. assault with deadly wea
pon with intent' to kill and was
given 12 months on roads.
The following resolutions were
Whereas, during its present sit
ting at this April term 1938,
Franklin Superior Court, Hon. G.
V. Cowper, presiding, news of the
udden death of Mr. Justice George
[w.,Qonnor, of the Supreme Court
[of North Carolina, has just been
i received *
Now, therefore be it resolved"
First, That this Court and the
j Bar of Franklin County do hereby
| express t'he deepest regret and
sorrow tof the unfortunate passing
of this ielor^J -ipan whose death
is a to the Bench. the Bar and
j the 3wUe.
Second, That we extend to the
I widow and family of Mr. Justice
Connor, our sincere sympathy.
Third, That a copy of this re
solution be spread upon the min
utes of this Court and suitably
publication be made thereof.
Fourth, That as a"* mark of re.
spect and esteem for this disting
uished Jurist, this Court do now
adjourn for the day.
CARRIES SCHOOL ELECTION
Raleigh reports carrying the
election tor a 17 cent school sup
plement on Monday for the pur
pose of extending the school tertn
to nine moeUn and make other
necessary supplements. The elec
tion carried by a 681 ma/ority in
a vote of 12,493.
Responsibility breeds conserva
Thad Eure To
Hev. J. G. PhUli|*> to Deliver Htw
laUurralr Sermon hi Uol?l Sand,
Hi?h School ronmif iitrmfiil
The following announcement is
made by Prin. W. O. lieed. con
cerning the commencement exer
cises of the Gold Sand High
High School Play. Friday night,
April 29, at 8:00 o'clock. Admls-;
sion 10 and 20 cents.
Baccalaureate Sermon. Sunday
night, Slay 1. at 8:00 o'clock. The]
Revprend J. G. Phillips, pastor
Louisburg Methodist) Church, will
deliycr the sermon
Class Day Erercises, Monday [
night. May 2. at 8:00 o'clock. Ele
mentary school operetta. "Polly
Make-Belleve," Tuesday n^ght.
May 3. at 8:00 o'clock. Admission
10 and 20 cents.
Piano Recital and Seventh
Grade graduation. Wednesday
night. May 4. at 8:00 o'clock. The '
seventh grade graduation will
follow the piano recital.
High School senior graduation!
[exercises. Thursday night. May 5.
at 8:00 o'clock. Mr. Thad Eure. i
Secretary of State, will deliver
the address to the graduating
All exercises will lie in the au_
ditorium of the Gold Sand High ?
School. The public is cordially In- :
lvit?d to attend
The Junior class of Mills High
! School entertained in honor of the
! Senior class and other guests at
their annual Junior-Senior ban
jquet Friday night. April 22. The
Home Economics department,
j where the banquet was held, was
arranged as a woodland scene
from "Snow-white and the Seven
Dwarfs." the t'heme of the ban
quet. This idea was also beautiful
ly carried out in decoratious, lim
ericks. songs and music.
The Toastmistress of the occas,
ion was Miss Robbie Parrish,
President of the Junior class, who
'graciously presided at the lian
Immediately following the first
(course, l'h? welcome was extend
ed to the Seniors, the Faculty and
honored guests by the Toastmis
tress, who also toasted the Senior
class. Frances Wiggins responded
for the Seniors. The Faculty and
I'nderclassmen were toasted by
Clarence Bass and May Davis Res
pectively. who are ot'her Junior
] class officers.
During the second course of the
banquet, Martha Grey King, in
troduced by the Toastmistress. de
lightfully told the story of the
theme. "Snow-white meets the
Seven Dwarfs." Other numbers on
the program were the Junior .Sen
ior greetings (exchanged songs),
reading of liuierioks. Senior class
history compared with Snow
white's life, presentation of gifts
to Snow-white and Prince Charm
ing by Bobbie Parrish; and the
The menu consisted of fruit'
cocktail, baked ham, creamed po
tatoes. coru niblets in green pep
pets, tomatoes with cottage cheese'
and cucumber salad. Iced tea. hot
.rolls, and strawberry short cake.
The banquet was one of the
mosti beautiful, most effective, and
ino9t enjoyable ever held at Mills
High, and the Junior class receiv
ed warm praise for its thoughtful i
; ? Mr. George Fuller, Misses Betty
jCooper Davis. Adelaide Johnson,
Mary Spencer and Dr S. C. John
son were among those who went
to Raleigh Friday night to hear
Speaker Frank -
Supt. (i . B. Harris announces
the Franklinton Commencement;
schedule as follows:
Friday, April 29: operetta.
Sunday, May 1: Commence
ment Sermon. Kev. James A. Jon-j
es. First Presbyterian Church,
Tuesday. May !!: Music Reci
Wednesday. May 4: Class Day
Exercises on School I.awn at 4:00'
p. m. Recitation . Declamation
Contest*, Presentation of Seventh!
Grade and Perfect Attendance
Certilcates at 8:00. i
Thursday, May 5: Senior Play.
Friday, May 6: Graduation
Exercises, Speaker Thomas Dixon.
The senior class is composed of
thirty members. They will leave
Monday, May ft for the Nation's
Capital via bus and boat, return
The school year has been a most
successful one in all departments.
The Federation meeting of the
different womens clubs of Frank,
lin County met for a Joint meet
ing Saturday morning at 10:30
in the Agricultural building.
The meeting was presided over
by Mrs. Spencer Dean. President
and Mrs. Dunham Griffin. Secre
tary and was opened by singing
!the club songs accompanied at the
piano by Mrs. W. S. Person.
Rev. John Edwards gave the!
j Devotional and Prayer.
Business matters were taken up.
and all voted on having the next
Federation meeting in July in
picnic form, plans to >ie made
Reports of the different clubs
were given and as many as pos
sible were asked to attend the
District meeting in Oxford on
Resolutions of respect were paid
I to tlje memory of the late Mrs.
Ressie Hart Pippin who was an
active member of the club at t'he
| time of her death.
The girls trio of Mills High
i School. Misses Maxiue Bailey, Ann
' Allen and Bobby Parrish gave
several selections accompanied by
Mrs. O. Y. Yarboro at the piano.
Mrs. E. F. Griffin, a guest of
the club read a paper on "Charm"
which was enjoyed.
Dinner was served with the
Mapleville club as hostess.
After the dinner hour. Miss
( Pauline Smltd). of Raleigh, a
Franklin County girl, was intro-J
duced by Mrs. S. B. Nash.
Miss Smith gave a talk on Flow
er arrangements in the home.
Mrs. R. Y. McPherson, also of
i Raleigh, and President of the Ral-|
' eigh Garden clubs, gave a talk!
oh out-door gardens.
At the close of the session Mrs.!
J. F. Mitchiner, in her graceful'
manner, presented lovely corsages)
to Misses Pauline Smith, Francis
McGregor and Mrs. McPherson.
.11,1, STARS DKFKAT C. C.
The baseball season for the !
Louisburg All Stars has begun
with a good start when they de
feated the C C C boys of Frank
linton Sunday afternoon at Frank
lltUon with a score of 20-7.
Edmonds pitched a very fine
game for the winners.
The 4ine-up for the All Stars
were: Fuller and Newell, catch- j
ers; Tucker, first base; Gillis and
Fuller, second base; Dickson,
short stop; Cameron, third base;
Wall and Pearce, right field;
Richardson, center field; G Ill-Is
and Newell, left field.
ATTRACTIVE ENTRANCE TO HOME
This is the entrance to the hom e of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Inscoe, In i
Cedar Rock. The flag stone steps combined with an upusUal treat
ment of a rock post holding the mall box make a very attractive
grouping. To t<h? left a well has been covered with a cement box.
rose bushes and other shrubs are being trained to cover this. The
bank to the right of the steps is planted with Iris, tulips, flox, ver
blna. etc.. bMng so planned that flowers will be in bloom all the
season. . '
FOR THE COMING PRI
MARY. JUNE 4TH
W. V. Avent, Clerk of Court
Only County Office With
out Opponent ? Four Con -
stables Have No Opposi
tion?All Townships Rep
Fifty - eight candidates were
found to be in the field tor Coun
ty and Township offices when the
tilings were canvassed by the
County on Monday. The last) day
Board of Elections of Franklin
did not produce an extra ordinary
run as happens so often.
'From the canvas it was learned
that Willie V. Avent was the only
one on the County ticket without
opposition and entitled to certifi
cation. There were four Consta
bles to be certified by the Board
as there were no opponents to O.
O. Renn in Hayesville. G. S. Gil
liam in Gold Mine, C. E. Moore in
Cypress Creek, or Fred E. Frazler
Kobert F. Green, aspirant for
the only place on the Board of
Education to be filled this year
also enjoys the honor of having
no oppost'ion, but cannot be cer
tified because this is a certiflca
tion by voters for the Legislative
appointment, and not for party
candidacy for election in Novem
ber. Although without opposition
his name will have to be placed
on the ticket.
Messrs. E. 11. Malone and W. L.
Lumpkin will "fight it out" for
the State Senate from this Dis
trict. this being a year that
Franklin names one of t>he mem
In the race for the Hoiise there
are M. Stuart ilavis. architect and
engineer. Col. Claude L. McGhee,
merchant. Capt. C. T. Nicholson,
former mail carrier, and A. F.
Johnson, editor The FRANKLIN
Possibly the race that Is creat
ing the most int?erest at present
is that for Sheriff in which there
are five candidates. The canva*
showed that John P. Moore, frank
W. Justice, J. Henry Cash. John
W. Harris, and Arthur Strickland
' would keep this trail hot.
i in the Kecorder's court Judge
| ship race will be found J. L Pal
mer. H. C. Kearney and Hamil
ton Hobgood. while W. N. Fuller
and B. N. Williamson, Jr.. will
race each other for the position
of County Accountant^
The Coroner's job nasu't lost
its charm and will not go begging
this time as there are four aspir
ants for this place of honor. In
this race will be Paul Beasley,
Roy Holmes. Josephus Leonard
and K. A. BobbiM.
In each of the five Commission
ers District opposition developed
with the center of the fight in Dis
tricts 4 and 5. In District No. lr
Dunns and Harris, J. M. Stalling*
and M. H. Privett will oppose each
ot-her. In District No. 2. Youngs
vilte and Franklinton. S. E. Win
ston and J. T. Sawyer will fight
it out, as will also J. Z. Terrell
and" D. O. Murphy in District No.
3, Hayes ville and Sandy Creek.
In District No. 4, Cold Mine and
Cedar Rock, T. W. Boone, W. C.
Wilder and J. J. Lancaster will
wage a three corner fight. Like
wise in Louisburg and Cyprus
Creek, District No. 5, will jolu'Tli
a three corner free for all between
P. S. Foster, H, T. Bartholomew
and W. R. Bass.
Harris and Cedar Rock Town
ships will present the biggest Con
stable fights with five entries in
each while Franklinton will coma
in a close second with four. In
Harris H. C. Ayescue. Z. C. Whee
ler, Charlie Richards, P. Mr John
son and Jack Strickland will Tie
against each other, while in Cedar
Rock P. E. Dean, H. R, Wood, Joa
Smith, Clinton Swanson and T
K. Arnold will be at bat. In
Franklinton, JvEd High, M. B.
Hagwood, J. A. Huff and J. K.
Woolbright will run it off. /
In Dunns,- R. P. Pearce and B.
B. Brantley will light for wins,
and in Youngsville, John B.
Young and R. S,_ Weathers will
try it out. Roy F. Wella and K.
E. Joyner will stage a game in
It will be 'seen that with all
these names the County trtcket
will be of good size and make in
teresting reading if names can
It will be interesting to thfe
?oters to know however, the Stata
ticket will be small as only few
contests In State and District! of
< \?;i> OF THANKS
W^-wisli to extend our deepest
thinks and appreciations to all
those who rendered so many kind
nesses and sympathy during the
recent death of our husband 'and
father. They will be long and ten
Mrs. Ed. Ellington and family.
Mr. John W. Hinsdale, ot Ral
eigh, was a visitor to Lonlab?rc
the past week, (