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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1?38
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MANY DELEGATES AT
Louisburg Council Jr. 0. U.
A. M. Host To 20th Dis
trict Meeting ? Many At
tend Speaking at Court
A mo r* profitable and interest
ing meeting of the Junior Order
Council* of the 20th District was
held with the Louisburg Council
on Monday of this week, with a
large number of delegates from
each Council and many visitors,
enjoying a most interesting pro
gram arranged by District Depu
ty James Y. Cooper.
The executive meeting was held
in the Council room in the after
noon, and many fine reports were
' presented. In addition many
splendid talks were made.
At 6:30 o'clock a delightful,
supper was had at the Agrlcultur- J
al building, where in addition to
several Interesting talks a chorus
of girls from the Lexington Or
phanage rendered excellent music
to the great delight of ail present.
Following this all gatihered at
the Court House, where, togeth
er with a large number who were
not Juniors, listened to a strong
and interesting speech from Hon.
A. J. Maxwell, Commissioner of i
Revenue of the State of North Car- !
olina. His subject dealt largely 1
with highway safety and schools, '
both of which are close to the
hearts of all Juniors. He empha
sized the importance of careful ;
and safe use of the highways, to
reduce large number of deat-hs
and injuries, and the great impor
tance of supporting our public
schools that our children might
enjoy a broader education making
it possible for them to enjoy a
bigger, broader and more useful
i ie~. I
Tobacco sales have been light on
the local market the past week
due to bhe (act that most of the
weed in this section has been sold.
The prices, while not satisfactory
have been accepted and consider- <
ed as good, or a little better than
elsewhere. The slump caused!
largely by Mie- wage and hours
Dill, going into effect has brought
about very unsatisfactory condi- j
The buyers and warehousemen
are anxious for all grades and :
ready to protect all growers.
You are invited to bring your to
bacco to Louisburg. where a cor
dial welcome awaits you.
Gov. Talmadge To
Speak in Raleigh ;
Former Governor Eugene Tal
madge, of Georgia, has accepted
the invitation of the North Caro
lina Anti-Compulsory Control As
sociation to address a mass meet
ing of farmers at Raleigh. He
will speak in tfoe Memorial Audi
torium at 11 o'clock in the morn
ing of Saturday, November 5,
1938. All persons interested in
farming are invited to attend this
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
There will be the early Cele
bration of the Holy Communion
Sunday morning at 8:00 o'clock.
Church School and Adult Bible
Class meets at 9:45 A. M.
The service of Morning Prayer
and Sermon will come at 11:00
o'clock. This is Boy Scout Sun
day and Troop No. 20 will attend
the service in St. Paul's Church.
PROGRAM AT THE
The following is the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, Nov. 4th:
Last Times Today (Friday) ?
Wayne Morris and Prlscilla Lane
In "BROTHER RAT."
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
Tex Rltter in "Where the Bucalo
Roam" and Bruce Caboti In "Tenth
Sunday ? Jane Withers, Robt.
Kellard, Jean Rogers In "Always
Monday ? Dlonne Quintuplets,
Jean Hershholt, Joan Oavls and
Claire Trevor In "Five Of A Kind".
Tuesday ? On Screen Peter
Loire and Mary McOuire in "The ,
Mysterious Mr. Moto"? On the
Stage in Person: HI ELMER and
his Blue Ridge Hillbillies.
Wednesday ? Lew Ayres and
Lionel Barrymore in "Young Dr^
Thursday - Friday ? Mickey
Rooney and Wallace Beery In
U. S. and Japan Cement Friendship
Surrounded by governmental celebrities and Japanese children I
in native costume, Kaname Wakasugi, Japanese Consul General, lays
the cornerstone of the New York World's Fair Japanese Pavilion. !
Watching the climatic act are Edward J. Flynn, United States Com
missioner General to the fair; Grover Whalen, president of the
World's Fair, and Yakichiro Suma, Counselor of the Japanese Em
bassy, all of whom took part in the ceremonies stressing the friend
ship existing between United States and Japan.
J. C. THOMAS
Mr. Jesse Clinton Thomas, one
:>f Loulsburg's popular citizens,
lied at a hospital in Rocky Mount
about 1:30 Tuesday, following a
short attack of pneumonia. Mr.
Thomas was 35 years of age and
had been in bad health for some i
time. He established the Thomas
Grocery Co., which has been en
joying a splendid patronage, and
which was taken over and conduc
ted by his wife after his health
had forced his inactivity. He
came to Loutsburg from Bowman,
Ga., his native home about 12
years ago. He was a consistent
member of the Methodist Church,
and was interested in all civic ac
tivity of his town and community.
Besdes his wife, who was Miss
Bessie Meade, he is survived by
his mother, Mrs. Henry Thomas,
of Bowman, Ga., three brothers,
H. B. Thomas, of Los Angeles,
Cal., H. M. Thomas, of Baltimore,
Aid., P. E. Thomas, of Washing
ton, D. C., and three sisters, Mrs.
M. C. Colvard. and Mrs. Morgan ,
Kice. of Bowman, Ga.. and Mrs.
\V. G. Bowen, Atlanta. Ga.
Funeral services were held from
the home on Cedar Street- Wed
nesday at noon, conducted by
Revs. Frank E. Pulley, rector of
Episcopal Church, at Wadesboro,
L. F.- Kent, rector of St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, of Louisburg,
and J. G. Phillips, pastor of Louis
burg Methodist Church. Large
numbers of friends attended the
services and the grocery stores of
the town closed in respect to the
esteem in which the deceased was
held. The pallbearers were: P.
W. Elam. Dr. W. C. Perry, Her
man Spencer, W. B. Barrow, Robt.
W. Alston, Frank W. Wheless, Jr.,
J. S. DuPriest, W. J. Shearin.
The remains were taken to
Petersburg, Va., where they were
interred ? in Blandford cemetery.
Many friends accompanied the be
reaved family and relatives.
COLLEGE CHOIR TO
The Louisburg College A-Capel
la Choir will give a program of
sacred music at the Methodist
Church on next) Sunday evening
at 7:30. This choir is made up of
thirty-five students, with Profes
sor J, E. Byerly as Director. All
those Interested are cordially in
, Professor Byerly Is a graduate
of t>he School of Music at the Uni
versity of North Carolina. For
several years, since graduation he
has done very successful work In
directing young people in a-capella
singing, and also In directing or
This group of singers gave the
first program of the year at the
Farmville Methodist Church re
Mr. Phillips will preach at the
regular Sunday morning service
W. M. S. MEETING
The Fannie Heck circle of the
Louisburg Baptist Church will
meet Monday aftiernoon at 3:30
with Mrs. Luther O'Neal. Every
member Is urged to be present.
New members and visitors are al
Mrs. George Selby, Pres.
The regular Tuesday session of
Franklin Recorder's Court was
changed thii week to Thursday.
The Court) was in session yes
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FOR FIRST CLASS PRINTOJO
DR. I). K-KARXHARDT SPEAKS
More Than 400 Present at First
Meeting of the New Association
At Bunn School Auditorium
The Bunn School District! Sun
day School Association met Sun
day, Oct. 30th at 2:30 p. m. with
a large group of Sunday School
people present. This was the first
meeting of this association, the
organization of which was an
nounced through the TIMES last
An interesting program was
given, the climax being an address
by Dr. D. E. Earnhardt, president
of Louisburg College. He spoke
011 the value of the church through
the ages. He said that ^during
every period of history the church
was the whitest thing in exis
tence." With t'his as his thesis he
spoke in his unique manner, say
ing what a power each church is
in its community. He said t'hat the
church has its weakness but must
we condemn any great institution
because of a weakness. He used
this illustration to make his point
clear. While visiting in a home the
speaker had seen a young boy
find a piece of foreign matter in
the milk. The lad took his knife
and lifted the matter from the
glass of milk. Instead of taking
a chair and smashing the milk he
took the defect outi and drank the
milk. We must treat the church
in this way and not smash it, was
the advice of Dr. Earnhardt.
This address was very encour
aging and inspiring to every one
present. The local community
people always enjoy having Dr.
Earnhardt and a warm welcome
awaits him at all times.
Dr. A. Paul Bagby of Pendle
ton. S. C. preached at both serv
ices at the Louisburg Baptist'
Church on Sunday. The citizens of
Louisburg will remember Dr.
Bagfcy through his ministry in re
vival services here several years
ago. At the morning worship hour
he spoke on "Unconscious Influ
ence." In developing the subject
he discussed the what, how and
result) of "unconscious influence."
As to what, it is the unspoken
word, the undone deed, the un
finished idea, it is ?personality. And
we wield it in the same way we
wield our conscious mind. The
results are the wort* living which
is to say a busy life, an unselfish
life and a Christian life.
"Study to show thyself approv
ed. . Sunday School at 9:45
A. M. Baptist Training Union at
6:15 P. M. ,
,"I was glad when they said, let
us go into the house of the Lord."
Morning worship at 11:00 A. M.
Evening worship at 7:00 P. M.
Dr. D. E. EarnhaVdt, President of
Louisburg College, will preach at
the morning service. At the eve
ning hour Mie congregation is in
vited to attend the Methodist
Church for a special musical pro
COLORED WELFARE MEETING
Mr. John Lang, Director of the
National Youth Administration of
North Carolina, will address the
Colored Welfare meeting in the
Court House ati Louisburg at 2:30
Sunday, Nov. 6th. A number of
colored schools and churches will
render music. The public Is cor
dially Invited to attend.
Mrs. J. F. Mitchiner,
Supt. Public Welfare.
Qeo. C. Pollard, Cbalrruau.
RBNHiW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!
Gets 431 Votes From a Reg
istration of 517 ? Only 21
Votes Cast Against It
The Bond Election, held in 1
LouiajMirg on Friday, providing
authority to borrow funds with
which to build an Armory build
ing for Battery B, Vas carried by
a good s^le majority. This elec
tion had to present a majority of :
votes favorable against the reg- j
1st ration. The new registration
provided 517 registered of which
number 431 voted for the bond
issue, 21 against the bond issue
and one ballot was spoiled. There
was 86 votes counting, those who
voted and those who did not*, that
counted against the measure.
This step being completed the
officials will now take steps to is
sue and sell the bonds and witii
the County's donation match the t
PWA and begin the erection of
the building. The site has not yet
been selected, but no doubt, will
be selected in a few days, so that
plans may go forward to comple
tion for letting contract for build
COLLEGE DEBATING CM'B
The. Louisburg College Debat
ing Club held its first meeting on
| Monday, Oct. 31. 1938, with thej
' following officers serving for the
[ensuing year: President. Claude'
Griffin, Sanford, N. C.; Vice-Pres.,;
Robert Bame, Carolina Beach. N.
C.; Secretary and Treasurer, Jean;
j Von Canon, West< End, N. C. The
| debating club Is one of the most,
[active organizations on the Louis-'
i lung campus and many plans are!
! being made for the coming year. :
Delegates have been elected to
attend t*he annual North Carolina
Legislative Assembly held at the 1
State Capitol on Nov. 4 and 5. !
They are: Claude Chaffin, Robert
Bame. Jean Von Canon. Ben Reev-i
es, Fayetteville, N. C. ; Margaret
Trigg,' Wilmington. N. C. ; Maur
ice Peacock, Roper, N. C.; Ed
Comer, Dobson, N. C.
MILLS SCCHOOL GROUND.
The work of WPA on Mills
School ground is progressing.
There is marked improvement' this
The removal of scrubby trees
and undergrowth has opened up
a lovely vista of the background,
a setting of oak and pine trees.
The newly constructed graveled
walkways leading from the North
and South corners of tilie ground
to the portico of the building, add
beauty and symmetry to the land
scape ? as well as decided comfort
to the pedestrian.
The improved and sodded drive
way has caused more favorable
comment than any other improve
The present project of WPA is
nearly completed. It has cost the
P. T. A. less than 112.00. An
other project has to be sponsored
for the work to continue. The
second project includes construc
tion work at much more expense.
The tennis ground and the play
ground require material which
must be furnished outside of
The P. T. A. and tihe Kiwanis
Club are sponsoring the project.
This does not mean that they can
put up all the njoney for it. The
citizens of the town, who are in
terested in the project have of
Many of the clubs in town are
GETS ROAD SENTENCE
In our report of Franklin
County Superior Court' proceed
ings in last week's Issue the re
sult of the case against Aubrey
Mullen was inadvertently left off.
In this case the defendant plead
guilby to burglary and was given
three to eight years on roads.
Corrigan Meets Ford
I i !? ill 1 1 i\m
DEARBORN, Mich. ? "Wronj
way" Douglas Corrigan (right
jays a visit to Henry Ford who
acted as his host and driver' as h<
was escorted by the motor mag
nate around the plant and Green
Mrs. Chamberlain ? Symbol Of Peace
LONDON, England . . . Mrs. Neville Chamberlain, the wife of the
Prime Minister, who was acclaimed almost as widely as her husband
in London peace celebrations, after the four-power conference which
averted a general European war, still Is cheered by throngs when she
appears on the streets
Radio Skit Causes
Wave of Hysteria
Dramatization of H. CJ. Wells' Irn- '
aginary Visitation by Little Men.
From Mars Brings Amazing Do- 1
ings on Part of Listeners; News
papers an<l Police Swamped
With Frenzied Inquiries
New York, Oct. 30.? Hysteria
among radio listeners throughout
the nation and actual panicky
evacuations from sections of the
metropolitan area resulted from a
too-realistic radio broadcast to
night describing a fictitious and
devastating visitation of strange
men from Mars.
Excited and weeping persons all
over the country swamped news
paper and police switchboards with
"Is it true?"
It was purely a figment of H.
G. Wells' imagination, with some
extra flourishes of radio drama
tization by Orson Welles. It was
.broadcast by Hie Columbia broad
But the anxiety was immeasur
The broadcast was an adapta
tion of Weils' "War of the Worlds"
in which meteors and gas from
Mars menace the earth.
New York police were unable
to contact the CBS studios by tele
phone so swamped was its switch
board, and a radio car was sent
I there for information.
A woman ran into a church in
Indianapolis, screaming: "New
York destroyed; it's the end of the
world. You might as well go home
to die. I Just heard it on the
radio." Services were dismissed
Five boys at a Brevard (N. C.)
college fainted, and panic, gripped
the campus for a half hour, with
many students fighting for tele
phones to inform their parents to
come and get them.
At Fayetteville, N. C., people
with relatives in the section of
New Jersey, where the mythical
visitation had its locale, went to
a newspaper office in tears, seek
A message from Providence, R.
"Weeping and hysterical women
swamped the switchboard of the
Providence Journal (or details of
the massacre and destruction at
New York and officials of the elec
tric company received scores of
calls urging them to turn off all
lights so that the city would be
safe from the enemy."
Mass hysteria mounted so high
in some cases that people told
police and newspapers they "saw"
Raleigh was not exempt from
th? radio hysteria. The News and
Observer telephone switchboard
was swamped with inquiries, and
t<he telegraph editor had to deal
with one hysterical- telephone cal
ler who said he was from Phila
delphia and was in a frenzy of
fear that something might happen
to his folks in that area.
We wish to extend our deepest
thanks to each and every one who
.rendered so much assistance, botifa
in service and means, in the loss
of our home hy Are. We are very
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Swanson.
The area north of Washington
and east) of Pittsburg eats nearly
two-thirds of all the lamb con
sumed in the United States, yet
this area produces only 5 per cent
of the nation's lamb crop, says L.
I. Case, extension sheep specialist
at State College.
This machine ago. One modern
machine for making electric lamp
bulbs can turn out 500,000 bulbs
a day ? the work of 500 glast
Local American Legion Post To
Have a Barbecue at Bledsoe's
The Jambes Post of the Ameri
can Legion together with it's
many friends and Ex-service men
will celebrate Armistice Day with
a Dutch Barbecue supper at Bled
soe's Service Station and Barbe
cue Stand. The Post has made
arrangements with Jim Bledsoe to
serve the barbecue supper, and
will not sell tickets to, the barbe
cue itself. It will be open to all
who choose to attend and cele
brate Armistice Day. with the
World War Veterans. This year is
the twentieth anniversary of the
birth of t>he American Legion, and
we hope that we will have a large
attendance to celebrate both
Armistice Day and the Legion's
twentieth anniversary. The Cele
bration will start at 5:30 P. M.
Arntistice Day, November 11,
GETS CREDIT FOR SUC
CESS TRADE WEEK
Mr. John J. Joseph, Chairman
of tile Franklinton Lion's Club,
who had charge of promoting and
putting over the fall festival and
trade week, the past week,
who many of Franklinton's citi
zens gives credit for the greater
portions of the honor for the suc
cess of the occasion. Mr. Joseph
is a live wire, was born and raised
in Wilmington and resided a while
at Laurinburg, came to Franklin
ton in 1935 and engaged in the
Clothing and Dry CJoods business
and has built- up an enviable pat
ronage. He is 33 years old and
married a Kaleigh lady and has a
daughter 3 years old. He is a
member of the Lion's Club, the
Junior Order and the Farmers
and Business Men's Club. He al
so promoted among the merchants
the scheme of Christmas street
light decorations for Franklinton
OPENS BARGAIN BASE
Owens 5c to $5.00 Store has
opened the Bargain Basement, an
addition to his already popular
store. This basement is directly
under his store and has been re
modeled and finished into a pleas
ing a^d attractive room, In which
he has displayed many bargains.
Read his advertisement on an
We've concluded that we can't
get rich either the hard way or
the easy way, having tried both.
?"ORTH WORTH, Tex. . . . Littl.
Davey O'Brien, the new lender c.
Texas Christian University's lame
lerial circus, charges into the cur
-ent football picture as the lates
I gridiron sensation. Little Davey i:
a ISO-pounder from Dallas.
| BIG SUCCESS
LARGE CROWDS VISIT
Big Street Dance Biggest
Event of Week; Rides
And Amusements; Com
mittee Headed by John J.
Joseph Pulls a Big Oc
Possibly one of the biggest oc
casions in the history of Frank
1 linton was the trade week and
fail festival thati was held there
throughout the past week, when
I it is estimated twelve to fifteen
tfiousand visited the town, took
part in the amusements, enjoyed
the spirit of the occasion and re
newed acquaintances of old
friends. The biggest event dur
ing the week was the big Street)
dance on Thursday night when a
large section of the street was
blocked off, a splendid band fur
nished music and hundreds of
couples, both old and young par
ticipated in the glorious occasion.
It> was estimated that at least
three thousand people attended
the dance alone.
The many rides, shows and oth
er places of amusements drew the
attention of the many visitors and
old aud young alike enjoyed each
and every one of them.
The merchants, who were mak
ing this occasion possible, were
not only delighted at seeing the
large number of visitors enjoying
t<he festival so greatly, but were
'well pleased at the response giv
en in the business line, each one
feeling the reaction in increased
Too much credit and praise can
not be given the Lion's Club Com
mittee headed by John J. Joseph,
Chairman, with H. C. Kearney,
Fleming Fuller, G. B. Harris, P.
P. Purnell. H. E. Pierce. Jr., as
sistants. in making Miis occasion
,such a success. They were highly
(Commended both by the visitors
| and the citizens.
The Young Peoples' Department
of the Louisburg Baptist Church
'were entertained by t'heir teach
jers, Mrs. Gladys Bailey, Miss Eliz
| abeth Lassiter, Mr. G. M. Beam
I and Mr. Charles Green on Thurs
day. October 27th, at a Hallowe'en
At 7:30 the guests were greet
ed aO the assembly hall door and
| told to follow the cross bones to
| the ghost room. Each guest had
| to sign the ghost book in white
ink. The ghosts led t'heir victims
to the death chamber where they
were admitted after successive
knocks and groans. When released
from the death chamber they were
directed through haunted terri
tory. After undergoing many fear
ful experiences they were led up
front steps of the church and on
down stairs to assembly hall where
several features awaited them:
it-he Hall of Fame with 7 Wonders
of the world, the Fortune Teller,
jand the Torture Room.
After the young people formed
j groups of eight they were given a
superstition to read or some ac
jMon to perform. At the Hallowe'en
Wishing Well several wishes were
predicted to come true, among
I them that Wake Forest would
beat Clemson. More wishes were
made that would not come true.
The closing feature was a jour
ney to the balcony where a weird
ghost story was told. After that
the group returned to the assem
by hall where they were served
,hot chocolate, wafers, pickles, an<t
?sandwiches. About 75 young peo
ple attended the Hallowe'en spree.
STATE REGENT HONORED
Mrs. Eugene Davis. State Reg
ent of the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, was tie guest of
honor when Mrs. W. H. Yarbor
ough entertained members ot the
Green Hill chapter of the D. A. R.
Other out-of-town' guests were -
Mrs. Mary Sloop, of Crossnore
School; Mrs. O. A. Lester, vice
regent of the Caswell-Nash chap
ter, Raleigh; Mrs. George Moland.
State /chairman ot Approved
Schools. Henderson ville; and Mrs.
R. E. Barnes, Raleigh.
Mrs. Davis gave au outline of
j the patriotic work ot th? D. A. R.
Mrs. Sloop discussed her work at
Crossnore. Mrs. Moland spoke
on Approved Schools.
Miss Mary Yarborough read a
paper on "Our Navy," and the
chapter regent'. Mrs. Missouri Al
ston Pleasants read the President
The State Regent appointed
Mrs. Pelasants acting-director of
the sixth district, D. A. R. pend
ing the regular meeting (his
district. ? . ? i,
I " Mrs. Bennett Boddie Perry and
Miss Betsy Spivey assisted the
hostess in servihg.a r?trMlim?nt
platie to the out-oNtOin visitors
and Mrs. Leictest^t F. Kjmt. Miss
Mary Yarborougk,.l4ts. Bennett
Boddle Perry; Mrs. W. H, PI#M
ants, Mrs. O. H. Harris, Mrs. $n
,T. HoUea A0? Mr*. P.