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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA
First Signal Given 9:05 P.
M. Tuesday Night; Black
At 9:25 and Clear at 9:55;
State Guard Assists Civil
ian Defense; Chief War
den W. B. Barrow Well
Pleased With Coopera
tion; It Was a Practice
Louisburg experienced its first
war time blackout Tuesday night
when the Sirene announced the
approach of enemy planes, the
Civilian Defense mobilized and
made their appearance with the
aid of the State (Home) Guard,
lights begun to go out, traffic
stopped and the town apparently .
was asleep. This alarm was
sounded at 9:05, with a long '
sharp Sirene call, and represent- ]
ed a real blackout call, taking the
populace by utter surprise, which -
without full understanding of ^
just what to do, accounted for the
lack of immediate action on the j
part of some, but Chief Air Raid (
Warden, W. B. Barrow, consider
ed he had one hundred per cent
cooperation and was especially
The red or immediate danger
sign, several short blasts from
Sirene, was sounded at 9:25 and
all was black, movements stopped,
" people took shelter for protection
and awaited the final "blow-up."
At 9:35 the third signal, an
other long steady blast from the
Sirene, was sounded informing
the people that the enemy had
passed, but might return. It al
so informed them they might
venture out, drive with dim
lights, go back to work, or move
about, but not to turn on lights,
and to be ready, to take safety
again on the return of the enemy,
The Civilian Defense and its as
sistants begun to checft up for
At 9:55 the All Clear sign,
which was given over radio was
sounded and the town came alive
v' agkin with lights and activity as
This being Louisburg's first
practice blackout, and entirely
unexpected, some errors were I
made, but were soon corrected.
The Civilian Defense organiza- I
tion and its assistants checked on i
and put out several lights, but as 1
a whole the experience should be
considered successful. The next i
will be more perfect, as the peo- J
* pie are daily becoming more con-i
vinced that an air raid from the '
enemy is easily possible in Louis
Chief Warden Barrow was very
enthusiastic In his appreci?tionsT
of the splendid cooperatifrti given!
him in this blackout both to the
general public and the many war-!
dens, the State Guard and all as- 1
* This should be repeated that
\ we may perfect the system before
we have actual need. There is
little doubt, but as the enemy
loses more it will become more
desperate, and since It has been
demonstrated that this country
is easily accessible by plane from
enemy bases, it is possible they
will turn to retaliation by resort
ing to any and all kinds of des
truction possible. _ Therefore, the
air raid is the most feasible and
possible method to look forward
We have no assurance who will
be the victim so all should coop
erate fully in the protection for
JOINS WAACS *H
Miss Helen Reynolds (Teeney)
Allen, daughter of Mrs. F. H. '
Allen, Sr., and the late Mr. Al
len, has Joined the WAAC's and ?
is awaiting call with assignment.
PROGRAM AT THE
LOUISBURG THEATRE !
The following is the programl:
at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, Feb. 27th:
Saturday ? Roy Rogers and ]
Gabby Hayes in 'Riding Down
The Canyon' and Alan Mowbray |
in 'The Devil With Hitler.' Also i
a new chapter of 'G Men vs. hTe I
Sunday-Monday ? Ginger . Rog- i
ers and Cary Grant in 'Once Up- I
on A Honeymoon.' i
Tuesday ? Frank Buc's newest ]
Jungle adventure 'Jacare', also a i
new chapter if Bill Elliott in i
'The Valley of Vanishing Men.' i
Wednesday ? Fredric March
and Veronica Lake in 'I Married I
A Witch.' i
Thursday-Friday ? Ida Luplno '
and Dennis Morgan in 'The Hard I
?On Pay Daft Boy Bonds ?
RETIRED FROM ACTIVE
Lt. Wilbur A. Raynor arrived 1
home Sunday night from his
Coastal Air Patrol base after hav-j
nig received his release to fecup
jrate his health. He was accom
panied by his wife, who had been
with him since the first of the i
The following letter from Maj.|
Frank E. Dawson, his Comman
ler, will be read with interest by
lis many friends in Franklin |
bounty, who will regret to learn
>f his physical condition.
Office of Civilian Defense
Washington, D. C. :
Civil Coastal Patrol Base
February 21, 1943. <
Subject: Release from Active
duty a"S Assistant Operations
Officer of 'Civil Coastal Con
To: Lt. ..Wilbur A. Raynor.
To Whom It May Concern:
1. Lt. Wilbur A. Raynor, |
Serial No. 4-4-428, was given
at his request his release from 1
active duty from Civil Coastal
Patrol Base No. 21, due to a
physical cohdition whereby his
physician, after an examina- j
tion, advised him that it would
be necessary for him to return '
home and rest for sl certain j
number of .hours each day in
order to regain his health.
2. We are releasing Lt. Ray- I
nor with regrets, as his ser- j
vices as Assistant Operations j
Officer at this base were most ;
MAJOR FRANK E. DAWSON,
Lt. Raynor informs the
FRANKLIN TIMES that he will
esume the management of hisj
Radio and Jewelry shop.
The Rod Cross War Drive for
tile lyouisburg Areit begins (?
March 1 in all the districts
outside of Louisburg proper. It
will begin March 15 in Ijouis
biftg. l'iease take notice of j
In order to reach our goal,
$3,1)00.00, it is necessary that
great giving he done. There
will have to be a number of
$50.00 gifts, and at least one
hundred $25.00 gifts. Those
who gave $1.00 last year should
give from $5.00 to $10.00 this
Our soldiers are fighting for
us. The Red Cross Is the only
organization, which serves
them without reserve in every
phase of their lives. We must
match our soldiers' lives with
Your Red Cross Chairman
expects to do his full part.
Will you .
A. PAUL BAGBY, Chm'n.
Louisburg Red Cross.
? . 1 o
Dr. Bagby To
Buie's Creek, Feb. 23. ? Camp
bell College Is to entertain a
group of Baptist pastors from
sastern Carolina in a Pastor's
Conference beginning March 1,
it 3 p. m., and continuing through
aoon, Friday the 5th.
Among the leaders who will be
present are Dr. S. L. Blanton.
Wilmington; Dr. A. Paul Bagby,
Louisburg; Rev. E. Norfleet
3ardner, Henderson; and Mr. I.
3. Greer, Mills Home, Thomas
rille. Dr. Bagby will introduce
the Sermon on the Mount; E. N.
3ardner is to speak on "Furth- !
srahce of the Gospel Through
Missions"; and Dr. Blanton will
conduct open forum discussions
md deliver two or three ad
Campbell College and Buie's
Creek church are to furnish bed
ind breakfast to the visitors.
The other mealB can be obtained
In the college dining hall for
forty cents each.
?On fay Day, Bay Bonds?
850 LIVES LOST
In Sinking Of
U-Boats Sink Passenger
Cargo Craft In North At
lantic; Officers, Fighting
Men ^ and Civilian War
Workers Among Victims;
Worst Disaster In Battle
Washington, Feb. 22. ? More
than 850 persons were lost in
the North Atlantic early this
pionth, the Navy announced to
day, when enemy submarines tor
pedoed two American passenger
cargo ships taking military p*er
sonnel and civilian war workers
This twin blow constituted the1
worst disaster, measured in loss
of life, suffered by the United;
States in the Battle of the Atlan
Most of the ?50 casualties
were Army and Navy officers and
men or members of the Marine
Corps and Coast Guard.
They were listed by thfe Navy
as "known dead or missing, "but
there was little hope that many
of the missing could have surviv
ed the wintry gales and violent
seas of the North Atlantic at this
The two ships were sunk in a
four-day period. The submarines
attacked under coyer of night.
The torpedoes hit with deadly ac
curacy and each ship went down,
within 30 minutes.
The condition of the weather)
jt the time was not reported, but
storms may have hindered the
successful launching of lifeboats;
and this, coupled with the swift
ness with which the vessels sank,
may have accounted, at least in (
part, for the heavy loss of life. <
The" first ship attacked had i
more than 900 persons aboard,'
including the crew. More .than
600 were lost ? either killed by j
the torpedo explosion or other- j
wise, or considered officially to j
There were about 500 persons
aboard the second ship. More
than 250 of these also are dead
The Navy spokesman said he
lacked any amplifying details as
to the loss of the vessels. He
was unable to say whether they
were traveling in convoy or alone.
The names of the ships were not
Not Official Ships
The spokesman said the vessels
were not Navy or Army trans- j
ports, at least 111 a technical'
sense. They were privately-op
erated passenger-cargo ships not.,
under the direct control of either1
of the armed services. Thus, it
was not possible to say accurate
ly, without further 'details, how
these losses affect the Navy's
boast, made particularly wih ref
erence to World War I operations,
that no troopships had been lost
while under the protection of
American naval escort.
The British and some other
United Nations have suffered hea
vy casualties from U-boat at
tacks in the Atlantic, but losses
of life aboard American merchant
ships have been invariably small
in relation to the number of
troops and civilian war" workers
transported by ship. One sink
ing which American naval offi
cers recall is that of a medium
sized merchant vessel which went
down off the east coast last June
In which 88 persons were lost.
They could not recall the sinking
of any American merchantman
with a loss of life running into
the hundreds. ,
Franklin Recorder's Court held
regular session >on Tuesday and
disposed of cases as follows:
George Thurston Allen plead
guilty as to violation of motor ve
hicle law and was found not guil
ty as to speeding, to be discharg
ed on payment of costs.
W. B. Privett was found not
guilty of public drunkenness, buj
guilty of allowing minor to op
erate car without license, was
discharged upon payment of
Vance Lee Denton was found
guilty of no drivers license, to be
discharged on payment of costs.
* W. M. Stallings plead guilty to
public drunkenness, using pro
fane language, was given 30 days
on each coutit to run concurrent
ly. upon payment of costs, execu
tion to issue at any time within
two years, \ipon request of Solic
A nolle pros was taken in the
case of motor vehicle violatoin
against Nora McGowan.
A nolle pros was taken in the
case of no drivers license against
RENEW TOUR SUBSCRIPTION
. per year in Advance
To Be Held in Louisburg
March 1st, at 8 P. M.; All
Merchants Expected To
The Office of Price Adminis
tration announces an important
Price meeting for the merchants
of Franklin County to be lieid in
the Court House in Louisbtirg on
Monday night, March 1st, at S
o'clock. The notices sent out
"The Price Division staff of
the State Office of Pttfce Admin
istration in Haleigh, made u-p of
Business Specialists for particu
lar lines who have studied and
analyzed the various regulations,
will discuss such regulations as
they apply to your business and
answer your questions.
"The meeting will be brief but
clear and to the point. The price
regulations applicable to your
business will be explained fully.
YOU should ^attend if you are a
etailer of coni
you render a ser
ection with a com
"The Office of Price Adminis
tration has .ruled that this is a
meeting on important "govern
ment business and you are enti
tled to use your car for the pur
pose of driving to the meeting."
Your War Price and Rationing
Board for Franklin County is
composed of Asher Frank John
son, Chairman, Philip Hay Inscoe,
F. C. Winston.
Your price Panel for Franklin]
County is composed of W. B.I
Barrow, Chairman, P. P. Purnell,
Mrs. Ben Holden^l
All persons affected by the
Price ceiling rules are urged to |
be present. i
iuu snoiua atte
modifies tfmif y<
vice in coimectio
The 8th Company of the State
Suard was mobilized last Tuesday
svening for the test black-out.
Orders for the mobilization were
not issued until late in tl^e after- j
noon but all texcept four members fl
of the Company were present and p
on time at the designated hour.
It is believed that the full d
strength of the Second Platoon,
commanded by R. Lee Johnson. g
This is the first occasion on (
which the 8th Company has been
mobilized on short notice. In f(
view of the fact that many of
the men live long distances from j
the Armory ? about a third of t|
the membership lives from ten to w
eighteen miles away ? it is great
ly to the credit of the organiza- s
tion and (particularly of the in- a
dividual members of the Company j,
that the mobilization was so
nearly complete, said Capt. Yar- v
Lt. P. W. Klam and Lt. R. Lee a
Johnson travelled this week over f(
the area assigned to this Com
pany in order to familiarize 0
themselves with the roads and j
towns and to prepare for mobili
zation of the Company in any|Q
part of the area. ' j0
The territory i. extends from j,
Franklin County eastward to
Bertie County, and it was an ex-1,}
tensive trip, for the officers. The v
report of their survey indicates |
that they made a thorough inves? a
tigation and preparation, and|w
they "are to be highly commend- s]
ed for their efforts. s,
It is understood that those few
men who joined the Company in B,
a temporary burst of patriotic
enthusiasm have now been dis
charged, and that th6 present
membership, with only one or |c,
two exceptions is composed of j,
men who are sincere in their ef
forts to attend all drills and as
semblies, are perform the duties
assigned to them conscientiously
and ably, and are anxious and
desirous of making the 8th Com
pany one of the outstanding com
panies in the entire First Regi
ment, stated Capt. Yarborough.
Miss Cooke Gets j*
Recreation Post ?
Greensboro, Feb. 10. ? Ap-[
pointment of Miss' Frances Tullj0
Cooke, of Franklinton, a gradu-.T
ate of Woman's College, to fill d
the recreation department vacan-j
c y created by resignation of Mrs. 9
Ed Oliver, was announced yester- ^
day by Tom S. Jenrette, head of(
the department. |P
Miss Cooke, who received her|6
bachelor of arts degree at Wom-j
an's College and her master's de- t
gree, with major in sociology, at *
the University of North Carolina. 1
Chapel Hill, has also had exten-l
Bive training in physical educa-l
tion at both schools. She will be 'si
assigned to social recreation dl-iK
vision of the department and will ii
be primarily in charge of Glen- r!
wootl iommunity tenter and play- S
Rancher Preddy of ' Franklin- &
ton, Route 1, is on his way to a d
good record. Hig prize sow far
rowed 11 pigs the first time and .
15 the ?econd time.
COMMANDER OK ALLIED FORCES IN NORTH AFRICA?
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, promoted to the highest U. S* military
rank on February 11, directs the operations of the combined American,
British and French armies in ousting the Axis from Africa. He
was born in Tyler, Texas, in 1890, graduated from the U. S. Military
Academy at West Point in 1915, and during the World War was
awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for "his unusual zeal, fore
sight and marked administrative ability" while commanding officer
of the Tank Corps Training Center at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, I'a.
He has filled many important posts in the War Deparuti nt and while
serving as Assistant Chief of S'alT in charge of !.??? u|m-i;. mis <: vi
sion. Office of the Chief of Stutf, Washington, l>. in June, li'Ji,
he was designated as commanding general of the European tin *.-r
with headquarters in London. H- organized and coir inandod li.b
American forces in landing in Noil'.i Africa Novel i ; i X. lO'.J.
iVar Book 1
Persons who did not register
)r War Book 1 before January
5, 1943, may obtain this Book
rom his local War Price and
Lationing Board on or after Feb
uary 22. The following proce
ure will be fallowed:
The regular application Form
hall be submitted, and shall be
ccompanied by a Form on which
he applicant shall state:
1. The names of the consumers
or whom the application is filed.
2. .Their addresses on May 4,
042, all their addresses since
hat date, and the date during
fhich they lived at each address.
3. A statemerffthat such per
ons have not been, registered
nd a statement of the reasons]
or such .failure to register.
4. Sufch other facts or affida
its as the Board may require.
The Board may not grant the'
pplication until it has taken the
1. Received satisfactory proof
f identity, such as Draft card.!
river's license, etc.
2. Received ? satisfactory ? proof
f his present address, such as a
urrently dated utilities bill, '
ank statement) etc.
3. Received satisfactory evi-j
ence that there has been no pre-j
4. Received a statement from
11 Rationing Boards in areas in
'.hich the applicant formerly re
Ided that no books have been is
ued to the applicant.
Upon issuing the Book,, sugar
tamps shall be removed, if nec
ssary, on the basis of the sugar
iventory as of May 4, 1942. Cof
ee stamps shall be tailored ac
ording to Instructions for tssu
ig War Ration Book 2, and
ringing tjieir record up to date
"Week of Dedication" Is being
bserved all over Methodism this
reek. Sunday morning in the
lethodlst Church two of the lay
len, W. C. Stroud, and V. R.
kilby, and Dr. Walter Patten of
he College, will participate in
Special services in observance
f this week will be held Sunday,
uesday, Wednesday and Thurs
ay nights at 7:45.
Church School convenes at
:45 a. m., led by Prof. I. D.
[oon. - .
Intermediate and^ Young Peo
le's services meet at' 2:30 and
? : , ? n
The subject of the morning
srvlce nextLSunday will be 'The
lodern Goliath." In the even
lg the pastor continues the se
les of sermons on Old Testament
alnts, preaching on Abraham.
warm welcome awaits all those
ho attend. We should fill the;
hurches of Louisburg each_J3iyi- 1
9:45 a. m. Sabbath School.
11:00 a. m. Morning Worship.
7:30 p. m Evti.inb iVorsiiop.
Mrs. S. C. Foster,
Mrs. S. C. Foster, Sr., died all
her home on Kenmore Ayenuej
Sunday afternoon following mi
illness of several months. She
was B2 years of age and besides
her hushand, is survived by one
son, S. C. Foster, Jr.; two daugh-j
ters. Mrs. Lee Johnson, of Mt.
Gilead, and Mrs. J. S. Boone, of
Chapel Hill; an adopted son.
James B. Foster; and one grand-l
Mrs. Foster was the former
Maggie Lena Roberts, of- Trail- J
^ylvania County, Virginia. She
was a registered nurse, a gradu !
ate of Rex Hospital, and had
done nursing work for 20 years.
In 19:14 she became Franklin
County health nurse, which of
fice she resigned in September of
last year because of ill health. I
Funeral services were held
from the home Monday afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock, conducted by I
Rev. A. Paul Bagby, pastor of thej
Louisburg Baptist Church, of!
which the deceased was a faithful I
and consistent member. Inter-!
ment was made in Oakwood
Both services were largely at
tended and the floral tribute was1
especially large and beautiful. |
The jj&llbearers were: C. H.
Murphy, H. C. Taylor, Jr., Numa
Freeman, W. B. Barrow, J. P.
Timberlake, Jr., and Guy Stewart,
W. K. Crawley, 1st Class Petty '
Officer of the1 U. S. Navy, an
nounces that he will be in Louis
burg at the Post Office, Friday
and Saturday of this week to in
terview all who are Interested in
joining the Navy, including la
dies who wish to become WAVES,
and will accept applications from
boys 17 years old.
Officer K. E. Joyner reports
the destruction of. a steel drum
still outfit at the head of Mitchi-,
ner's pond in Franklintqji town-'
ship, "fuesday morning and thel
turning out of about one hundred
gallons of mash. The mash he
said contained black molasses.
He was assisted by Officer R. E.
Neal, Patrolman Bynum and
State enforcement officer Greer.
The statement in lust *
week's FRANKLIN *
that Coffee Coupon No. 15 is *
valid till March 21, for one *
pound of Coffee was in error *
as it should have been No. 25. *
This error was handed us in *
the copy and we just naturnl- *
ly failed to catch it. Jour *
Coupon No. 125 is good for a *
pound of Coffee until .March *
21st, Including children who *
were 14 years of age when'*
registering. ? Editor. *
Allied Headquarters in North
Africa, Feb. 24. ? Combined Brit
ish and American forces threw
Field Mashal Rommel's tank col
umns into full retreat from the
outskirts of Thala today, handing
them their first defeat in Tunisia,
and tonight Allied artillery lob
bed tons of explosive steel into
German positions in the narrow
Kasserine Pass and on the beaten
rear-guard columns withdrawing
The big guns were giving the
German tank columns twisting
through the pass no chance to
rest and reform, arid hundreds of
Allied planes racing overhead left
a trail of smoking Axis transport
and dying German soldiers all the
way from Thala's approaches to
Feriana far south of the opposite
fend of Kasserine Pass.
? Planes Pound Germans
Hundreds of Allied planes and
Allied ground forces began hit
ting Marshal Rommel yesterday
morning, inflicting the first ma
jor setback on the Axis troops
since they lashed out on. their
offensive 11 days ago.
Then the Allied artillery hast
ened the Axis retreat into the
mouth of the pass.
The American-British aerial
smash far overwhelmed the initi
al German Stuka efforts in the
recent fight at Faid. and was con
Rommel's retreat ? ajid it was
by field accounts a full retreat ?
began yesterday and by today at
least 300 Axis prisoners and large
quantities of German material
had fallen into Allied hands.
London, Thursday. Feb. 25. ?
The Red army surging westward
over a 300-mile front in a race
against spring mud was reported
early today to have toppled sev
eral moi'^Axis strongholds in the
drive toward Poltava and Kono
top, Ukraine rail junctions guard
ing the approaches to the Nazi '
Dnieper River line.
The regular midnight Moscow
communique recorded by the So
viet monitors said another large
populated place west of Kharkov
had fallen, reported fresh gains
in the effort to encircle Orel,
hinge of the southern and central
fronts, and told of the trapping of
two German battalions (approxi
mately 1,600 men) in the western
Refused To Surrender
The Russians said those two
battalions now were being an
nihilated after refusing surren
Intensive German counterat
tacks with tank and plane sup
port were acknowledged in the
Donets Basin. While claiming the
repulse of most of these, the Rus
sians admitted German units had
driven a wedgjVinto their lines
southwest of Wramatorsk. This
town is about n<0 miles > above
Stalino whence the Nazi escape
raihyay runs out of the Donets
Thirteen German tanks were
destroyed in the fighting, but the
bulletin did not tell of the final
Washington, Feb. 24. ? A
House Military Affairs subcom
mittee today disclosed plans for
a complete investigation of selec
tive service operations after Rep.
Forest A. Harness, R., Ind., Re
manded that "desk heroes" '^and
"draft dodgers" deferred for gov
ernment and war industry jobs be
turned out to Jight.
In a formal statement after its -
first executive session at which
Harness testified, the subcommit
tee said the inquiry is intended
to "force the '"privileged deferred"
"Undoubtedly,1" it said, "there
must be a large group of people
eligible for the draft who are
evading military service through
"The cimmittee intends 'to re
place this group with those not
eligible for military service."
Harness, who introduced the
resolution proposing the probe,
said induction of the "young,
able-bodied white collar workers
and so-called irreplaceables in
government and industry, would
add 500,000 men to the armed
forces and go a long way in solv
ing the manpower problem.
"It also will put off drafting
fathers for at least until after
summer he said.
The schedule at the Franklin
County I-ibraiy has been cut con
siderably. This has been due to
the withdrawal ctf all WPA help.
The library will be closed on
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays', the li
brary will be opened from one to
five in the afternoons, and on
Saturdays, from ten to three.
The county will continue to be
serviced as usual by a library as
sistant traveling with Miss Brax