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To Be The Best And Biggest In
The " history of The Associa
Everything points to the big
gest and most interesting fairs
ever held in Franklin or any oth
er county. For the past three
.weeks carpenters and laborers
"have b^en busy putting the
grounds and buildings in shape
for the greatest Franklin County
Fair. New booths have been
built throughout and this will
greatly improve the condition on
the lot. Among the interesting
exhibits that will be seen at the
Fair this year will be those put
on by the Vocational students in
the numerous schools and these
exhibits promise to be of excep
tional educational value. The
Triple-A exhibit put on by the
Farm Agents will be most inter
esting and every farmer in Frank
lin County should see and study
all of these exhibits. After all
the Fair is primarily for the edu
cation and interest of people who
are interested in farming and in
dustries and Franklin County has
in the past surpassed any County
around us in its exhibits of farm
products and handcrafts of var
Ope of the largest and best
Carnivals coming South this year
will play the midway and with its
numerous rides and shows it is
expected that everybody will have
a good time. Since the manage
ment has decided to accept the
cotton and tobacco for admission
to the fair grounds, there will be
no excuse for those who wish to
attend the fair not to come, and
it is going to be a whole week of
educational fun and amusement.
The gates will open each day at
4 o'clock except Wednesday and
Saturday on which days they will
open at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Wednesday will be special for
white children of school age and
they will.be udmltttd free between
the hours of ? and 2. Saturday
will be special for colored school
children who will be admitted
free between 9 and 2 on this
day. There will be no parade for
the colored children as in prev
ious years but they will be wel
come on this day. Bring an-1 ex
hibit and win some of the prem
iums that are being offered In the
various departments. Thousands
of premium lists have been mail
ed to almost every person In the
county and hundreds of dollars
will be given as prizes for the
The Fair will open promptly
Monday. October 2nd at 4 o'clock
and will continue during the en
BOY SCOUT ACTIVITIES
The Loulsbu^g Boy Scout
Troop met on September 13 to
reorganize for the fall and winter
program. Rev. J. O. Phillips,
Scoutmaster, was In charge. Day
ton Hardwick. Jr., was made
Senior Patrol Leader. The troop
was divided into three patrols
which will be led by Eaton Hoi
den. Joe Barrow, and Hugh W.
Perry, Jr. The fall enrollment
is good and new members are
The patrols demonstrated a
number of features of scout-craft
which had been learned In the
Council camp during the summer
season. Eaton Holden and his
Wolf Patrol were appointed to
give an exhibition at the next
meeting of several advancement
tests for the benefit of the new
members of the Troop.
The TIMES is requested to
state the annual Wilder v'Kmlly
reunion, which was to be held at
the home of W. C. Wilder, haa
been postponed until the second
Sunday in October because of Ill
ness in the home.
The TIMES is requested to an
nounce that the annual barbecue
supper for the benefit of Ebeneez
er Church, will be held at Seven
Oaks Dairy on Friday evening,
Sept. 22, 1939. .All are Invited to
PROGRAM AT THE
The following la the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre begin
ning" Friday, Sept. 22nd.
Friday ? Olnger Rogers and
David Nlven In "Batchelor Moth
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
Gene Autry In "Colorado Sun
set" and Phil Regan In "8he
Married a Cop." Also Chapter
No. 9 "Daffedevils of Red Circle."
Sunday-Monday ? Judy Garland
and Frank Morgan In "Wizard of
TuesdayFred Stone and Gloria
Dickson In "No Place To Go."
Wednesday ? Bonita Granvill
and John Litel In "Nancy Drew
And The Hidden Stafrcase."
Thursday-Friday ? Bob Bufns
in "Our Leading Citizen."
K. GLEXX DAVIS
| General Manager of the New I
Louisb.urg Theatre, which held
| the formal opening of its new
building last night.
Hold Interesting Session Satur
day at Mills High School.
Miss Lillie Harper was elected
President of the Franklin County i
Unit of the North Carolina Teach-)
er's Association in meeting in the
auditorium of Mills High School
on Saturday morning, Sept. 16th
at 10 o'clock. Miss Harper, a
classroom teacher in the Gold
Sand High School, succeeds Prof.
M. T. Lamm, Superintendent of
the Bunn High School. Other of
ficers elected are Vice-President.
Supt. R. E. Tlmberlake. of the
Edward Best High School, and
Secy, and Treas.. O. J. Kochester
who succeeds himself.
Besides reading the minutes of
the last meeting Mr. Rochester
also rwMi. as requested, a copy of
the constitution of this unit of
the N. C. E. A.
The meeting was begun with ?
the singljig of America and pray
er after which each superintend
end presented Ills group of teach
The main speaker for this oc
casion was Mr. Jule B. Warren,
member of the N. C. School Com
mission and secretary of the
North Carolina Education Associ
Mr. Warren told the teachers 1
just what their state associatl >n >
contemplates doing for the copi- J
lug year, these plans having been i
made by the headquarters' staff
after statewide conferences were j
held this past year on the issues .
of major concern regarding the i
future interests of our state edu
One very impressive fact that
Mr. Warren told was that In the
research work that the staff of
the N. C. E. A. has done, they
found that for many years past,
every piece of progressive legisla
tion regarding education on the
statutes of N. C. was first written
in the minutes of the N. C. E. A.
Therefore, said Mr. Warren "Al
though, personally, I might not be
ao interested in the continuation
of the N. C. E. A., as a private |
citizen and as a patron of Bchools
I ani vitally Interested in it."
Other speakers were Mrs. John I
Mltchlner. Franklin County Supt.
of Public Welfare, who expressed
her desire and that of her depart
ment to cooperate in every way
possible with the teachers in help- |
ing to solve problems with which ?
they are confronted concerning |
the well-being of their students;
and Supt. W. R. Mills, who wel- i
corned both the old and new
teachers and expressed his ap
preciation for the work <)one by
the teachers in the past and his
faith In what good work they
will do now and lu the future.
( P. T. A. TO MEET
The TIMES is requested to
state that there will be a meeting
of the County Council of Parent
Teacher Associations. Friday,
Sept. 29th at Mills High School
at 3:30 o'clock. All P.T.A. offi
cers and School Principals are
urged to attend. Mrs. Laurence
Wall. Henderson. N. C? Director
of District No. 6 will be present.
Supt. E. R. Richardson of the
Franklin County Home reports
catching a carrier pigeon on Tues
day. On the right leg of the
bird was a band containing the
following 287-P, and on the left'
leg a like band containing the
figures and letters as follows:
1413-IF 39-RVA. Mr. Richard
son brought the bird to Capt.
Chas. P. Green, of Battery B,
113th F. A. who will check up
to see if ft belongs to the U. S.
A new three-in-one feed mill,
powered by either a one-plow
tractor or a 5 horsepower electric
motor. Is especially designed for
use on small farms.
Kxcrcism Held At Epxom School
On Friday ? Many Present
Friday was another big day for
Epsom School Community. It
was the time for the dedication
of the new additions to the school,
that would increase its useful
ness to the boys.and girls of the
community. But this 1 was not
the most important feature. The
most important was the fact that
the thing" that Was being dedica
ted was the product of boys of
school age. some from the par
ticular school community. It was
a building provided by the labor
and . efforts of the boys, with the
encouragement and sponsorship
of the County, State and National
governments. These boys were
working under the National
Youth Administration, under the
Supervision of Sam Koberson
and E. S. Merritt, as Construc
tion foremen. M. S. Davis. Archi- ]
tect. Mrs. Lucy Allen White, lo- :
cal Supervisor, Frank W. Law- j
rence, District Supervisor and
Whit C. Purvis, Supervisor of the j
Epsom Training Center.
The services were held in the
auditorium and presided over by
Principal C. P. Rogers, who In
troduced, besides the officers
mentioned, members of the Board
of Commissioners and Education
and the local School Board. Mrs.
J. F* Mitchiner, County Welfare
Officer and Mrs. ? . ? . Taylor, .j
Granville County Welfare Officer, j
He also presented Supt. W. R. 1
Mills who after paying tribute to 1
the fine work or the boys, Intro- i
duced the speaker, Mr. John A. ,
Long. Stute Administrator of N.
Y. A., who made a most interest- I
ing talk, telling his hearers the
objects of the N. Y. A. and the I
splendid results they were get- 1
ting in training the boys and in
giving assistance in a material
way to communities. He pre
sented the building to Superinten
dent Mills, for the County, who
accepted it in a line little expres
sion of appreciation and in turn
presented it to Principal Rogers
tor the use and benefit of the Ep
com School community. Princlpul
Rogers accepted In a fine spirit
of cooperation in making it more
Prayer was offered In the open- ;
ing by Rev. S. E. Madren who al
so dismissed the meeting with
benedicton. Splendid music was
furnished throughout the pro- |
V. M. C. A. BLBCTH OKFICKHS
At a recent meeting of the Y.
M. C. A. of Louisburg College the
following officers were elected:
Ed Comer, of Dobson, president;
Elwood Mintz. of Shallotte, vice
president; Alton Petteway, of
Kinston, secretary and treasurer.
Since the time of hlsy election
President Comer has named the
members of the following com- !
mittees; Program ? Clyde Stal
lings, of Morehead. Fred O'Keef,
of Wilmington, Joe Newsonie, of
Littleton. Social Committee ? 1
Matt McDade, of Hillsboro. Sam
Arrlngton. of Hollister, Harold
Morris, of Fayettevllle, J. L.
Johnson, of Slier City. Bill Mc- 1
Artan, of Dunn.
The TIMKS In requested to
announce that play for the
Johnson Trophy at the C.reen
Hill Country Club was iwgun
yesterday and all nolfer* par
ticipating in this play have un
til through Sunday to get In
their 18 holes. Handicaps are
posted on the hoartl. When
you begin signify It to the Pro.
O. AMX (JAUO/SICK-*
Principal Rpeaker at State Col
lege's 60th anniversary celebra
tion (Wt. 3 will be Former Gov
ernor O. Max Gardner, above,
one of the college's most distin
guished alumni. Exercises will
start at 1. : 30 A. M. with an
academic procession containing
representatives of senior and
Junior colleges throughout the
MR. W. BkAIK Tt'CKKK
Who served as Commander of
Base Hospital Unit ?>"> American'
Legion the past year and was
succeeded by Everett J. Jones, of
Gastonia, for the coming year at!
the annual meeting of the Hos
pital Unit held In Kaleigh. on
Labor Day, Sept. 4th. .Mr. Tnck-j
er is oiie of Franklin County's
most popular and prominent citi
zens. An interesting item in the
meetings records was that :tl
members of the Unit had died
since the War.
"What Is A Fair"
Fairs are older by far than
schools or churches, states Dr. A. !
H. Fleming. Secretary Franklin
County Fair, as t he ancient
Egyptians were famous for their j
lairs and bazaars long before the
Christian Era, yet nobody seems
to know exactly what a fair is.
The Franklin CConnty Fair is
going to give 10 free tickets to
any person in the county who
sends 111 the besl answer in not ;
more than 30 words, to "WHAT
IS A FAIR." This is open ? to
everybody ill Franklin County
and ill addition the Fair Associa
tion will give 5 tickets to the
student in any of the schools in
Franklin County who will write
the best answer to the same
question. "WHAT IS A FAIR."
The students competing should
write not more than SO words
and sign their name and the name
of their school they attend and
have your card or letter signed
by yoUF ^teacher. This contest
promises to be of much interest
and all who wish to enter should
send their answeis just as early
as possible. Send them to A. H.
Fleming. Sec. Franklin County
Fair, Louislnirg, N. C. Tile con
test closes September 30th. [
LIBRARY AT I'R.WKLIXTOV
Rceently there has been open
ed a public library in Fraiikllnton
under the sponsorship of the Ma
sonic Lodge. The library is lo
cated in a large room adjoining
the Masonic Lodge and upstairs
over Sasser's Furniture Store.
The library has been started on ;
a very modest scale, but there is
a good deal of interest in it, and
It is hoped that from this small
beginning there, will eventually
develop a splendid library. Any
person who may become interest
ed in this project and would like
to donate books, periodicals, or
furniture may write to Rev. S. E.
Mercer, Chairman of (he Library
Committee or to Miss Marguerite
We nominate for- the Hall of
fame a statue to the politician
who cut expenses.
Franklin UlH'OixIrr's Court Tiics
?liiy ? Many ( 'ast's Disposed Of.
After a three week's vacation
caused by the Superior Court
term intervening Franklin Re
corder's Court had quite a heavy
docket before it Tuesday. There
were 41 cases on docket, thirteen
cases were disposed of by trial, j
twelve caBeS continued and six
teen cases left open.
The cases disposed of by trial
were as follows:
Wesley Merritt was found guil
ty of unlawful possession of whis
key and given 60 days on roads,
suspended upon payment of costs.
Uuck Hawkins was found not
guilty of assault with deadly
Nolan Cunningham was found
guilty of bastardy and given 8
months on roads, suspended upon
payment of costs and $5 per
month for benefit of Ethel Cru
Jerry Cooke was found guilty
of assault with deadly weapon |
and given 2 years on roads, ex
ecution not to issue upoupaynient
of costs and $135.00 and not to j
violate any laws of North Caro
lina for a term of 2 years.
James Coppedge was found
guilty of assault with deadly wea- |
pon and given 60 days on roads. !
, Summey Lattimore was found 1
guilty of_ using profane language
on public "highway and public
drunkeii^iess. and was given BO
days oil loads.
Clement Kicliardson plead gull- 1
ty to assault with deadly weapon,
and was given 90 days on roads.
W. R. Joyner was found not
guilty of reckless driving.
Calvin Wyche was found guil
ty of assault with deadly weapon,
and given 90 days on road. Ap
peal. . ]
John P. Baiter was found guil
ty of an affray and given 30 days
on roads. Appeal.
Crudup Davis was found guil
ty of drunk and disorderly, dis- i
turbing public gathering and giv
en 30 days on roads, suspended j
upon payment of costs. Appeal.
Floyd Myrick Parrish, operat
ing automobile Intoxicated, was
found guilty and given 90 days
on roads, execution not to issue
upon payment of $50 fine and ]
costs and not to operate an au
tomobile for 12 months.
Addison Pearce, Plybon Pearce.
M rs. Addison Pearce, assault and
battery, profane and indecent Ian- |
guage on highway. Not guilty as
to Addison Pearce. guilty as to
Mrs. Addison Pearce for assault
and battery, judgment suspended
upon payment of costs and $5.00.
1'lybon Pearce guilty profane and
indecent language qh public high
way, judgment suspended upon
payment of one-half costs.
MIC. II. II. JONKS llK.\l>
Mr. R. H. Jones, of Katesville.
one of Franklin County's most
popular and substantial planters,
died at hig home about four miles
west of Louisburg on Friday
night. He was about 50 years
of age and besides his wife is sur
vived by a brother, Mr. H. G.
Mr. Jones was an active mem
ber of Perry's Chapel Church, a |
Justice of the Peace and an all
round good citizen, being active
ly interested in all public and
The funeral was held on Sun
day at Perry's Chapel Baptist
Church and interment was made
in the cemetery nearby. Large
numbers of relatives and friends
attended the last rites and the
floral tribute was especially targe
Mr. A. L. Toy lor, the new
State patrolman assigned to
Franklin County, arrived in
Lotiisburg the past week.
LOUISBURG'S NEW THEATRE
The FRANKLIN TIMES joins the many friend in ex
tending congratulations to the owners and managers of
the New Louisburg Theatre. Louisburg is justly proud
of the finest Theatre of any small town in the State.
The building has been completely modernised with all
the convenience's of air conditioning, heat regulations,
approved ventilation, a modern lighting system and the
latest approved projection and sound systems. The
seating capacity has been increased to 565, and every
thing ha?j been installed anew.
Mr. R. Glenn Davis, who came to Louisburg in May,
1933 and took over this theatre, through his eager de
sire to serve the public with better pictures and more
comfortable surroundings, has left no effort unattended
tmvards keeping ahead of the times in moving picture
presentation, and is due the credit for giving the people
of Louisburg and Franklin County this moderu show
house. In this venture he has been given undivided as
sistance from Mr. W. F. Shelton, his able local manager.
To this popular modernized show, place and' its man
agement we extend the heartiest congratulations and
good wishes for a continued successful career. Vr
\V. K. SHKI,T()\
The capable and efficient local
Manager of Louisburs's popular
WashiugtotR Sept. 20. ? -Presi
dent Roosevelt was reported to
night to have indicated to a bi
partisan White House conference
that he would prefer complete re
peal of the neutrality act to any
modification of the existing law.
However, several of those who
attended the conference, includ
ing Chairman Pittman ( D.-Nev. )
of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, were said to have ad
vised Mr. Koosevell that there
was little chance that Congress
would approve complete scrapping
of existing neutrality statutes and
returning to international law.
The discussion tfieu veered to
the possibility of repealing only
the clause banning arms ship
ments to belligerents, and sub
stituting a cash-and:carry system
for such sales.
A person who attended the con
ference said that during the dis
cussion about complete repeal.
Pittman advised Mr. Koosevelt
that there would not be more than
five of the Senate Foreign Rela
tions Committee's 23 votes for I
any such plan.
Vice-President Garner, it was
reported, told the President he al
ways had favored international
law as the basis of this country's j
dealings with other nations. Mr.
Koosevelt Vas said to have in
dicated his assent to this view.
At the outset of the confer- i
ence. Mr. Roosevelt was reported
to have outlined the working of
international law in various past I
wars, beginning with the Ameri
Mr. RooseveR traced the work
ing of this law down to the pres
ent. and he and Pittman then
were said to have engaged In a
technical conversation as to how
such law would affect Americans
in the present world situation.
The words "Find check enclos
ed" are superfluous if a good
check is really in there.
LOCATED IN WARREN
who has been serving as State
Highway Patrolman for Franklin
and Warren Counties for four
years has been located In Warren
County under the new set-up. At
first his headquarters was at 1
Loulsburg, for two years or more I
since which time he has had
headquarters at Warrenton. Ho
has made a most acceptable and
efficient official and our people
regret to se? him leave. He re
quests the TIMES to convey .his
appreciations to the people of
Franklin County for their valued
cooperation, without which he
qould hot have given the service
he HtiS, I
WAR IN EUROPE
Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 21. ?
Troops and materials from 70
German divisions in Poland today
were en route to the Western
Front for what Nazis called a
: "war to the bitter end" after an
nouncement by the high command
that the conquest in Poland is
Col. -Gen. Walter Von Brauch
ltscli. commander-in-chief of the
German army, was in front line
1 positions of the German West
'Wall on the Saar battlefront,
mapping a plan of -.operations
against the British and French
"The Polish army is annihilat
ed." Brauchitsch said in an order
.of the day late yesterday. "Tho
operations against Poland are
Brauchitsch said that the war
in Poland ended when the last
Polish resistance was wiped out
in the great bend of the Vistula
River to the southwest of War
j saw, where nine Polish divisions
' were crushed and parts of 10 oth
er divisions scattered.
The semiofficial government
I organ Deutscher Dienst called the
battle of the Vistula, in which
105,000 Polish prisoners were
i said to have been taken, tha
! greatest battle of annihilation
[since Tanneuberg, where the
| Germans defeated the Russians
during the World War.
Budapest, Sept. 20. ? A story
of rumbling guns, the terror ot
| 13 days of siege, and still the de
termination "to hold out to the
bitter end to defeat our enemy"
[ blared out of the Warsaw radio
I "Big guns are rumbling heav
| ily and probably soon there will
be a big offensive against us,"
said a military communique read
at 8:15 p. m.
"Let the Germans not nurse
any illusions as to constantly
; growing successes of our Warsaw
l army. We will put an end to Ger
man domination. Nobody doubts
that Warsaw will come out of this
bloody struggle victorious," the
encouraging announcement con
j Despite the fact that Polish
.Marshal Hdward Smigly-Rydz has
! been in Rumania several days,
the Warsaw announcer said:
"Smigly-Rydz is now on the front
and his presence cheered our sol
The Polish capital was bombed
four times during the afternoon
and incendiary bombs set the Red
Cross hospital on fire.
Paris, Sept. 20. ? Curtiss Pur
suit planes purchased recently in
the United States for the French
Air Force today won the Western
Front's first big air battle In
which two German planes were
shot down, Allied military reports
The battle was fought when
several squads of the Curtiss
fighters, escorting observation
planes taking photographs of Ger
man troop movements behind the
Siegfried Line, encountered sev
eral German planes.
'? Part of the fighting was over
the German lines and part of it
over the French lines, where, ac
cording to tonight's war office
communique No. 34, one German
plane was shot down on French
The French airmen later re
ported that a second German
plane had been shot down behind
the German lines around Saar
i The German defenders ot the
west wall, apparently (earing a
direct Allied offensive against the
fortifications, heavily bombarded
the French lines and rear line
communications throughout the
Council of War
Britain and France held a coun
! oil .of war in Paris today to map
i theii' strategy for a "final victory"
I over Hitlerisnu to which both
governments pledged themselves
unequlvocably in formal declara
The smashing of Hitlerism. it
Was announced, will bring "just
and rightful reparations" to1 pros
trate Poland ? shattered and over
run by the armies of Germany
and Soviet Russia.
This assertion was open defi
ance of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's
statement at Danzig yesterday
that Poland is crushed "never to
rise again in a Second Versailles"
and that Germany and Soviet
Russia together will determine
Shortly after the French cabi
net meeting as a formal Council
| of Ministers under President Al
1 bert Lebrun, defiantly rejected
Hitler's Danzig speech, the Brit
ish War Minister, Leslie Hore
Belisha. arrived at the war office.
He conferred with Premier
Fdouard Daladler, who also is
War Minister ot France, and
General Maurice Gustav Gamelin,
commander-in-chief of the French
fighting forces. !
While the Allied heads conf?r
red, three British stair officers
who accompanied Hore-Belisha
on his secret jonrney across the
channel conferred with Gen.
Louis A. Colson. French army
chief of staff and AdQlirat- Fran
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