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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA Kit II) AY, NOVKMBEB 20, 1943
Nazi Capital Hammered
In Gre at est Raid
A thousand-British and Canadian planes made Berlin
a fiery mass of exploding ruin Monday night in the
greatest air attack in all history, tearing out the heart
of the German capital and setting new fires in the indus
trial suburbs which still burned from a massive assault
"Berlin never can recover this blow," the Stockholm
Aftontidningen declared , commenting on dispatches
from its neutral correspondent.
More than 2,300 long tons of bombs fell on the sprawl
ing German capital, exceeding the record dropped on
Hamburg in the offensive which knocked that German
port out of the war.
The end was not yet. By daylight , large formations
of Allied planes returned to Europe for more attacks on
its Nazi masters.
Mile upon mile of the Europe'e
third largest city, from downtown
Berlin to its outer suburbs, was
subjected to the Are from 5,152,
000 pounds of bombs ? equal to
the total dropped in the record
raid which laid waste to Ham
And their success in executing
the raid, despite what once were
regarded as Impossible conditions,
pointed to only one thing: the
raids are going to be continund
probably constantly increasing
force until Berlin and the Ger
mans are through.
The RAF's remarkable path
finder system by which the bom
bers arrived over Berlin to find
their target plainly outlined in
flares dropped by advance planes
turned the once-hampering clouds
No Air Opposition
The clouds were to thick that
the Germans apparently were un
able to get their night fighters ofl
the ground ? the boys returning
here didn't see a single German
plane? and the enemy must have
figured it useless even to try a
All Berlin could do was to
cringe and take it. tossing up a
great barrage of flak. From a
force numbering possibly a thou
sand or more bombers it took a
toll scarcely more than would be
expected from engine trouble 01
The bombers hit Berlin at
about 8 P. M. in one of the ear
liest attacks yet. They took ofl
in late afternoon from fields all
over Britain, forming a great
loose procession ' across the sky,
then tightening up over the heart
of Nazidom to deliver a solid
knockout punch. All the destruc
tion was rammed home in about
half an hour or less.
It was midnight when through
the static of the control towei
radio came a hoarse but cheery
voice saying, "U for Uncle Call
ing, U for Uncle Calling". It was
the first plane back.
In the star-speckled black sky
two of the stars suddenly swung
down together toward the field.
The stars were the plane's lights.
They were back from Berlin.
City Already Smouldering
The great avalanche of bombs
landed1 on a city parts of which
still were smouldering from the
big raid of last Thursday.
All the districts of the city ol
6,000,000 as well as the suburbs
were damaged and . particularly
heavy devastation occurred in the
center of the capital near Untei
Den Linden, Alexander Platz and
Friedrlchstrasse, said a Zurich
dispatch to the Stockholm Afton
Twenty-six bombers were lost
In the great Berlin raid and sub
sidiary operations which includ
ed Mosquito bomber attacks on
Western Germany and mine-laying
in enemy w&ters.
The tonnage of bombs cascad
ed on the German capital prob
ably exceeded the 2,300 long
tons dropped on Hamburg in the
last big raid on that city In Au
Berlin today is covered by a
huge black cloud of smoke, Swe
dish correspondents reported.
"We have had horrible hours,'
messaged the Stockholm Afton
bladet correspondent from Berlin
"Berlin burned throughout the
night. Great sections of dwelling
quarters, including workmen',
are a flaming sea of fire. A great
number of Government buildlngt
It was unofficially estimated it
London that the bomb load dum
ped on Berlin last night raised
the total weight loosed on the
German capital thus far in 1943
to around 10,000 long tons, com
pared wltb the 7,500 tons drop
ped on London during the battle
of Britain when the heaviest raid
was 460 tons.
BerUn had. been the target toi
' bomb tonnage which In each of
the last two raids was at least
equal to tbat dropped on all of
Britain by the German air force
in the past 16 month3.
Center of City Ravaged
Swedish dispatches detailing
last night's damage in Berlin
said the center of the city suffer
ed heavily. Several foreign lega
tions and embassies in the diplo
matic quarter, Including the Swe
dish Legation, were burned to
the ground, the Aftonbladet's cor
The diplomatic quarter is lo
cated along the Tlergarten not
ifar from the Reich's Chancellory
and other Government buildings.
The Berlin office of the Afton
' bladet, located in Pariser Platz
'Seven at Brandenburger top and
across the street from the United
i States Embassy, was destroyed.
? I r
Recorder s Court
1 1 Franklin Recorders Court held
session Tuesday with quite a full
1 docket, which was disposed of as
A nolle pros was taken in the
' case of injury to personal prop
? erty against Nathaniel Upchurch.
Joe Wilkins pleads guilty to
' operating automobile intoxicated
' and was given 60 days on roads.
' suspended upon paying a fine of
$50 and costs, and not to oper
ate a car for 12 months,
t Johnnie Hedgepeth and Lindie
? Evans were found guilty of hold
? up and assault and given 30 days
I In jail, suspended for 2 years, on
? payment of costs, as to each de
Leonard Barham was found
1 not guilty of larceny of a dog.
Dewey Walker was found guil
? ty of the larceny of a dog, fined
$1.00 and costs. Appeal.
1 Nol pros with leave was taken
' in the case of assault with dead
' ly weapon against Floyd Waters.
A nolle pros with leave was ta
> ken In, the case of carrying con
cealed weapon, assault with dead
, ly weapon, resisting officer and
; escape, against Garner Mitchell.
Ollie Vaughan plead guilty to
? speeding and was fined $5.00 and
Granderson Brodie plead guilty
to speeding and was fined $5.00
Worth Joyner plead guilty to
speeding and was fined $5.00 and
Linwood Davis Upchurch plead
guilty to speeding and was fined
$5.00 and costs.
C. A. Tucker plead guilty to
operating automobile intoxicated
and was given 60 days on roads,
suspended upon payment of $60
fine and costs. Not to operate
a car for 12 months.
Lawrence L. Perry plead guil
ty, to speeding and was fined
$5-00 and' costs.
The following cases were con
ItlHued: , "
Tyree Lancaster, assault with
deadly wapon, two cases.
Burrell Ayscue, assault on fe
Robert Jeffress. operating au
Clayton Dickens, larceny,
- ROGERS-COBB ENGAGEMETN
Brlde-To-Be Is Daughter of Mr.
And Mrs. L. T. Rogers, oi
i Mr. and Mrs. Luther T. Rogers
t of Wrlghtsville Beach, announce
i the engagement of their daugh
ter, Catherine Ray Rogers, to
L Capt. William Allen Cobb, son oi
? Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cobb, ol
: Capt. Cobb is now stationed at
t Camp Edwahls, Mass. ? Wllmlng
- ton Star-News.
i With deer season opening Id
I some stated, the animals will be
priied more than ever for their
: points. ' '
Australians Pressing Jap
Bases on New Guinea ?
Reports Damage to Jap
Pearl Harbor, T. H.. Nov. 22.?
United States Marines have land
ed on Abemama Atoll, 80 miles
southeast of Tarawa in the North
ern Gilberts, and have improved
their position on both Tarawa and
This was disclosed today in a
communique from Admiral Ches
ter W. Nimitz as the public anxi
ously awaited news of progress of
assaulting forces engaged in bit
ter fighting against Japanese art
ilery. machineguns and pillboxes
A communique from the Com
mander-in-Chief of the Pacific
Fleet was encouraging, but brief
on this phtise. It stated only that
"our troops have improved their
position on Tarawa and Maklu
atolls, but still are encountering
considerable ground resistance."
One Sentence /
The Abemama (Apamama) as
sault was confined to one sen
"We have landed Apamama
This atoll was believed to bo
defended lightly; and the fact that,
no mention was made of opposi
tion was seen as encouraging.
Similtaneously, Admiral Nimitz
I disclosed that Vice Adm. Ray
mond A. Spruance of Indianapolis
is directing Central Pacific opera
tions and Rear Adm. Richard K.
Turner is in command of am
It disclosed further that the
Tarawa landings were made by
the Second Marines in command
of Major Gen. Julian C. Smith of
Elkton, Md., the Makin assault by
troops of the 27th Division com
manded by Major Gen. Ralph
Smith of Tucson, .Ariz., and that
Major Gen. Holland Met. Smith
of Montgomery. Ala., of the Mar
ines is in Command of landing
Southwest Pacific Allied Head
quarters. Tuesday, Nov. ' 23.?
Australian soldiers, supported by
26-ton Matilda (British type)
tanks, have punched their way
through the northeastern New
Guinea jungles to within half a
mile of the core of Jap defenses
on high ground abound Sattel
Gen. Douglas MacArthur's head
quarters coupled this report to
day with others showing that dur
- ing the past 48 hours aircraft
flown by members of three Allied
nations ? the United States, Aus
tralia and The Netherlands ? have
sunk or damaged 19,000 tons of
The drive on Sattelberg is one
directed inland eight miles north
west of Allied-held Finschhafen
on the Huon Peninsular coast
against forces whose jungle
plateau positions overlook those
of MacArthur's men.
These were among the out
standing shipping blows: ,
American Liberators in daylight
Sunday sank a 4,000-ton vessel
off and shot down two and dam
aged one of the six intercepting
float planes. Enemy anti-aircraft
fire downed one of the Liberators.
Near the Aroe Islands in the
same area. Dutch-flown Mitchells
with Australian-manned Beau
fighters for cover sank a 2,000
ton ship and two small coastal
vessels and damaged a 4,000-ton
freighter transport the same,
morning. That afternoon, Libera-'
tors In the Aroe area sank a 1,
00 0-ton ship and shot down four
, Japanese planes.
WILLIAM O." FULLER, JR. TO
WED MISS DOROTHY PHELPS
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Phelps of
Louisburg, wishes to announce
. the engagement of their daugh
ter, Dorothy, to William O. Ful
ler, Jr., U. S. Navy, of Balnbridge,
Maryland. Seaman Fuller is the
. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Fuller,
Sr., of Louisburg.
The vows will be spoken In
Corinth Baptist Church, Sunday.
Nov. 28th at 10:30 a. m., with
the Rev. Ernest Russell, of Wake
Forest, officiating. No personal
invitations will be extended in
Franklin County. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
, BAPTIST CHURCH
On Thanksgiving night at 7:30
> Thanksgiving worship service will
' be held at the. Baptist Church.
On Sunday, the 28th, the pas
tor will preach at both hours,
; concluding Ave years' ministry in
Louisburg. Everyone is Invited
9:45 a. m. ? Bible School,
i 11:00 a. m. ? Morning worship.
6:46 p. m. ? Intermediate B.
, 7:30 p. m. ? Evening worship.
TO OUR MANY APPRECIATIVE
During the past week we have had a large num
ber of our loyal and appreciative subscribers call
at our office and pay up their subscription and in
most all cases a year in advance. Out of the entire
list only two have expressed unpleasantness and
ordered their paper stopped. This action on our
part was not so much to make collections, as to com
ply with the spirit of the order from the govern
ment in this war effort, during the present paper
shortage. We naturally expected our subscribers
to respond with the same cooperative spirit, and
we are delighted that they have responded wonder
fully. We still have a few others to notify and
some of those we have notified have not come in.
We hope you will attend to this at once. This is
war times and you and we are expected to cooper
ate with the government war work. ? Editor.
By Wide Margin
Washington, Nov. 23. ? In a
sledge-hammer assault upon the
program, the House late today
passed and sent to the Senate a
measure outlawing future use of
consumer subsidies to hold down
Amid cries from subsidy sup
porters that the move would re
sult in inflation, the opposition
piled up a foil call vote of 278
to 119 ? enough, if the line-up
remains unchanged, to override
an anticipated veto by President
The vote was not an absolutely
clear-cut test of the subsidy issue,
however, because the bill contain
ed two parts: The ban upon sub
sidies. and a provision continuing
the life of the Commodity Credit
Corporation. jp? i ..
Some legislators voted for the
bill although opposed to one of
its provisions. For example. Rep.
Patman (D-Tex,) a leader in the
fight to save subsidies, voted for
the bill, explaining that he want
ed to see CCC continued "and I
expect to get a second whack at
this thing when the President
sends up a veto."
The one-sided result constitut
ed the first vital blow struck in
the second round of the bitter
subsidy battle between President
Roosevelt and a Capitol Hill coali
tion of Republican legislators and
Democratic lawmakers from tho
This Sunday is the first Sun
day in Advent, which is the first
Sunday in the Church year. The
services will be Holy Communion
8:00 a. m. Church School and
Bible Class 9:45 a. m. and Morn
ing Prayer and sermon at 11:00
a. m. The Epistle and Gospel, at
the early service, the Old and
New Testament lesson, hymns and
sermon at eleven o'clock, will be
appropriate to the beginning of a
new Church year. The season of
Advent, which begins the Church
year is & period of preparation
for the annual observance of the
Nativity of Our Lord ? Christ
mas, or Christ-mass as it was call
ed in olden times. ? - ?
Regular services will be held
at the TiOuisburg Methodist
Church next Sunday. Pastor
Forrest D. Hedden will conduct
the services at 11 a. m and 7:30
All are invited to attend.
tee To Meet
Mr. Carl M. Watkins, district
chairman of the local Boy Scout
area council committee has an
nounce4 that the committee will
hold a meeting at Mrs. Beasley's
Dining Room here Monday even
ing, Nov. 29, at 6:30 for the
election of officers for the dis
There will also be supper in
connection with the meeting, Mr.
Watkins announced, and said
that a quorum was necessary for
the meeting as officers for the
coming year were to be elected.
All members of the committee
are especially urged to attend
since this is one of the most im
portant meetings of the year.
A writer raises the question,
"How will men of the future
look?" It all depends - on how
the women dress.
On Capitol Hill
Washington, Nov. 23. ? -Con
gressional sources said tonight
that Lt. Gen. George S. Patton'*
attack on a shell-shocked soldier
will weigh heavily in Senate con
sideration of the Presidentially
authorized promotion in the per
manent rank of the United States
Seventh Army commander.
Patton is up for promotion to
the permanent rank of major gen
eral. President Roosevelt recently
sent his nomination and those of
13 other prominent generals to
the Senate for confirmation.
The nominations first must be
acted upon by the Senate military
affairs committee, one of whose
ranking Democratic members ?
Sen. Edwin C. Johnson of Color
ado^ ? demanded tonight that the
Army "clean up" the Patton situ
"America is terribly shocked by
the Patton brutality story," be
said. "A slap on the wrist will
not suffice. Unless the Army
cleans it up, the Senate military
affairs committee will be compell
ed to make a complete investiga
Sen. Claude Pepper, D., Fla.,
said Patton "should have been
court-martialed and given an ela
borate military punishment of
some kind, such as public re
prmand and or incarceration
for a period of time."
Deman^p for a Congressional
investigation also were heard in
the House, but Chairman Andrew
J. May, D., Ky., of the military
affairs committee, which normal
ly would handle such an inquiry,
said he considered that Patton's
apology to those concerned has
"more or less closed the case."
NOTICE TO ALL BONA
FIDE DAIRYMEN IN
November 30, 1943 is tlite final
date for filing Dairy Feed Pay
ment Applications for October
sales of whole milk, cream, or
These applications should be
filed at the Franklin County Tri
ple A Office. Mr. Ire T. Inscoe,
Chairman of Franklin County
AAA Committee, urges all appli
cants to bring records of sales or
evidence to show that products
have been sold, so that payments
can be made at time applications
are filed. . ^ *
Mr. Inscoe announced that
Dairy Feed Payments will be
made in January to eligible dairy
farmers for the above products
produced and sold by them in the
months of November and Decem
ber. Producers desiring to re
ceive payments should keep accu
rate records during these months.
Ready To Quit
Washington. ? Paul V. McNutt
was described today as "so stea
j med up" that he will quit as
Manpower Commissioner unless
I President Roosevelt vetoes the
j new father draft act.
The bill sent to the White
| House by the Senate on a voice
vote yesterday strips McNutt of
'authority over Selective Service.
| It also is designed to slow down
or halt the draft of pre-war fath
! ers but officials indcated it would
! not bring about any radical chan
1 ges in present induction proce
McNutt formally told the Sen
late that the legislation sabotaged
j "sound admnistration."
One Senafbr declared he had
heard the manpower chief was
"so steamed up about this that
he has indicated he woo Id resign
if the President signs the bill."
o? ? '
? On Pajr Oay, Buy Bonds ?
Allied Headquarters, Algiers,
Nov. 23. ? Canadian troops of the
famed "Princess Pat" light in
fantry have driven back the Ger
mans in a sharp battle north of
Agnone in Eastern Italy, it was
announced today as other Allied
forces closed in on the Nazis' cen
tral strong point at Alfedena.
London, Wednesday, Nov. 24. ?
German forces, driving back to
ward Kiev and the Dnieper line
without regard for prodigious
losses, yesterday reached the
vicinity of Brussllov, approximate
ly half-way between Zhitomir and
the Ukraine capital, Moscow
Russia's operational and sup
plementary communiques report
ed that the Red Army had aban
doned several towns and villages
north of Zhitomir, in the area
of Chernyakhov, and to the east
of the rail junction recaptured
Saturday by the Nazis, around
The Russian report of flgh*.
ing near Brussilov, 42 miles
southwest of Kiev, indicated that
the Germans had advanced ap
proximately 42 miles since Field
Marshal Fritz Erich Von Man
nstein massed his tanks and in
fantry west of Zhitomir for his
desperate counterattacks. Zhito
mir is 36miles east of Brussilov.
Washington. Nov. 23. ? The Al
lied leadership is preparing tre
mendous psychological and mili
tary blows at the Nazis ? which
can be expected also to have pro
found repercussions in Tokyo.
This became increasingly clear
today as a welter of rumors and
reports flew here and in London
of impending great decisions de
signed to hasten the war's end.
One version of the British capi
tal was that President Rooseveli '
Prime Minister Churchill, and]
Premier Stalin intend to map fi-|
nal military plans and then tell i
the German people in effect that!
they must throw off the Nazi yoke
or be smashed ? a move which j
conceivably might lead to a quick
crackup of the Nazi oligarchy.
All these reports went uncon
firmed officially. In themselves,
however, and the fact that they
were permitted to pass cable cen
sors and to-be broadcast, they
constituted an intensification of
the war of nerves.' Such an inten
sification might logically reach
its climax in announcements from
a RooBevelt-Churchill-Stalin con
ference, though there has not, as
yet, been any confirmation of re
ports that arrangements for such
a meeting have been cpncluded.
MILLS STUDENTS PRESENT
MRS. TURNER GIFT
Mrs. Burta Turner who has
been the most efficient manager
of the Mills School Lunch Room
for the past eight years has re
signed the position on Doctor's
orders. While the pupils hated
to see Mrs. Turner go, they are
glad for her to get a much need
ed rest. The entire student body
considers Mrs. Turner one of
their best friends, and more than
a friend, a kind, interested, lov^
ing SCHOOL MOTHER.
In appreciation of her exeellent
service, thoughtfulness, kindness
and her excellent example of
Christian living before them, the
student body and faculty presen
ted in Chapel a parting gift con
sisting of a beautiful table and
electric lamp. With this gift
went "the very best of wishes of
the school and its students and
wishes for many more years of
P. T. A. MINSTREL
Friday, December 17th the P.
T. A. of Mills School will present
a Minstrel show 'under the direc
tion of Mrs. James B. King.
See your own friends made In
to actors and actresses.
Friday evening, December 17,
in the Mills High School auditor
RENEW KUUK SUBSCRIPTION
91-00 per year in Advance
PROGRAM AT THE
The following is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, Nbv. 26th:
Friday ? Lena Home, Bill Ro
binson, Fats Waller and Band,
and Cab Calloway and Band in
Saturday ? Gene Autry and
Smiley Burnette In 'Old Barn
Dance' and Ted Lewis and Band
in 'Is Everybody Happy'. Also
'Secret Service in Darkest Africa'.
Saturday late show ? 11:30 ?
Sunday ? Humphrey Bogart
and Bruce Bennett in 'Sahara.'
Tuesday ? William Lundlgan
and -Virginia Dule In 'Heading
For God's Country." Also 'Batj
Wednesday ? Andrews Sisters j
and Grace McDonald in 'Always'
A Bride's Maid."
Thursday ? Sonja Henle, Jack
Oakle, Cesar Romero and Woody
Herman and Band In 'Winter
MANY ENJOY INTER
Followed By "Food Fights
For Freedom" Meeting
With Many Present ?
Hons. Lumpkin, Floyd
And Mitchell Speak
Approximately 150 members
and farmers gathered at the Court
House Tuesday night to attend a
joint Farm Bureau and Food
Mr. Carl E. Hicks, outstanding
Farm Bureau leader of Greene
County, addressed the group,
speaking on the farmers today
and the farmers n the post-war
era, Mr. Hicks stated that even
though tobacco farmers are re
ceiving good prices for their pro
duct, they are sitting on a powder
keg, in that tobacco is now the
only farm crop in the favorable
position of being allowed to reg
The speaker reminded the
group of the fact that labor, in
dustry, commerce and .even gov
ernment is more highly organiz
ed today than ever before. It la
essential that agriculture organ
ize to be able to cope with these
A report was filed by all peo
ple soliciting membership. Mr.
Otis Burrows, Loulsburg, R 1,
obtined a total of 64 members to
take the lead, followed by George
Leonard with 30, and F. W. Jus
tice with 22, this brings the total
paid-up membership in Franklin
County ta 228. -i
Following the Franklin County
Farm Bureau meeting the occas
ion was turned into a "Food
Fights for Freedom" meeting.
Farm and civic leaders of
Franklin County made plans to
mobilize all men, women and
children for maximum war pro
duction at a meeting In Court
House Tuesday night. One hun
dred and fifty leaders were pres
ent. The program was sponsor
ed by the Franklin County Agri
cultural Workers Council.
Hon. W. L. Lumpkin, of Lou
isburg, Mr. E. Y. Floyd, N. C.
Plant Food Institute, Raleigh;
W. F. Mitchell, Supt. of Franklin
County Sc'hdols; and Mr. P. H.
Massey, project manager, Tar
River Soil Conservation District,
ably presented the program.
The program is expected to
grow until every person knows
his part and does it well. Neigh
borhood meeting^ are planned for
every community. Every person
is invited to attend these meet
ings and contribute his maximum
in the war effort.
MILLS PUPILS GO OVER
The $75.00 quota assigned to
Mills students for the War Fund
Drive was over subscribed, the
total amounting to $126.39. The
following room repol-t is gratify
ing to the school administration
and also to the Chairman of the
Franklin County Committee.
Mrs. Dorey and Seniors ?
Miss Boyd and Juniors ? $8.16.
Mrs. Bailey and Freshmen ? .
Mrs. Jackson and Sub-Fresh
men ? $6.50.
Miss McGinnis and Seventh
Miss Davis and Sixth grade ?
Miss Lucas and Fifth grade ? ??
Mrs. Lewis and Fourth-Fifth,
grade? $7.25. ,
Miss Smithwlck and Fourth
grade ? $15.46.
Mrs. Uzzell and Third grade ?
Miss Winston and Second-Third
Mrs. Inscoe and Second grade
Mrs. Perry and First grade?
Miss Jenkins and FlrBt grade
The Seventh grade topped the
rooms in their donations of
$20.00. Betsy Leonard, a mem
ber of the Seventh grade, gave
ten dollars and the grade and
Miss McOinnis matched this
amdunt giving them the high
honors in the Drive.
? O i
Com. T. A. Wilson, of the State
Compensation Commission, waa
a visitor to Loulsburg Tuesday.
While here he heard a case in
volving a claim tor compensation
for a Mr. Pearce.
For the 1943-44 crop sensos
the supply of fertiliser materials
available tor food production Is '
larger than any previous year/
except tor potash and organic ni
trogen, say U8DA officials.
Diplomacy means saying thing* '
In snch a way that nobody know*
exactly what yon mean.