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LOOISBURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, DKCEMIiKR 24, 1043
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REV. C. K. PROCTOR
Louisburg Masonic Lodge
Presents a Most Enjoyable
Social Event With Barbe
cue Supper on Thursday
Night of Last Week ?
Large Number Braves the
Weather to be Present
Louisburg Lodge No. 4X3 A. F.
& A. M. observed Ladles' night
with a most enjoyable social oc
casion on Thursday night of last
week. There were ninety-one
present to enjoy a bountiful re
past of delicious barbecued pig
with all the usual trimmings, that
go to make up a "feast fit for a
King." This time it was espec
ially prepared for "Queens." Not
a minute of fun and pleasure was
lost in the pleasantries passed by
the many visitors and members
that were present.
The feast was a great treat,
but not the only one for the oc
casion, as the entire number
present enjoyed one of the strong
est and most forceful addresses
that has been heard In the halls
of the Lodge In many years when
Rev. C. K. Proctor, Superintend
ent of the Oxford Masonir Orphan
age, delivered a most interest
ing address on "Loyalty." He
took his audiences at will from
the fields of gaiety, where laugh
ter and enjoyment ruled to the
more serious and sympathetic
trials of the war times. Not a
few of those enraiiped in the pic
tures he threw upon the scene,
passed from laughter to tears in
their emotions. The speaker
drove home his many points to
an appreciative audience.
W. M., John F. Matthews was
master of ceremonies and intro
duced the. speaker of the occas
ion, welcomed the ladles and visi
tors and called upon the retiring
and incoming officers who res
ponded with interesting and ap
propriate talks. The outgoing
officers besides W. M., John F.
Matthews, who becomes a Past
Master, are Perry W. Wheeler,
S.' W., and James Speed, J. W.
The visiting ladles were partic
ularly impressed with the im
provements and redecorations of
the lodge rooms as well as Mas
onry, as explained and presented
by the speaker of the evening.
Much credit is due W. G. Lan
caster, W. B. Joyner and L. A.
Wheless who were appointed am
arrangements committee to assist
the officers of the lodge In pre
senting this occasion, which was
declared the best of the season by
the large number who had dared
the extremely bad weather to be
FIRE DESTROYS HOME
The home of Mr. R. W. Wig
gins, Carrier on Louisburg rural
route number 1, located in Pruitt
town about a mile east of Louis
burg, was destroyed by Are Tues
day afternoon. The lire was sup
posed to have originated around
a chimney, but had a strong
headway when found. The fire
department responded, although
the building was out of town, and
did what it could, but there be
ing tip water available it was im
possible to save the building, and
a smokehouse nearby, both of
which were completely destroyed
at a lost of around $3,000 to
$3,500, and were insured. The
estimated loss to the furnishings
and contents would probably
reach $2,000 or more. Only
about a third of this was saved.
This was not insured.
A question often asked: "What's
in it for me?"
PROGRAM AT THIS
The following Is the program
at the Loulsbnrg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, Dec. 24th:
Friday ? Don Barry In 'Califor
Friday ? Mldlilt Show ? Ann
Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bob Cros
by and Band, Count Baal. Duke
Ellington and Band in 'Reveille
Saturday ? James Cagney.
Grace Oeorge and Marjorle Main
in 'Johnny Come Lately.'
Sunday ? Mae West, Victor Ma
ture, Wimmlal Gaxton and Xavier
Cugat and Band in 'The Heat's
Monday ? Stan. Laurel and Oli
ver Hardy' in 'Dancing Masters.'
Tuesday ? Lon Chaney, Robert
Paige and Louise Albrltton in
'The Son of Dracula.'
Wednesday ? Oeorge Montgom
ery and Annabella In 'Bombers
Thursay-Frlday ? Robert Young
and Dorothy McGuire in 'Claudia'
New Year's Eve Mldnlt Show ?
Patricia Morrison, Kenny Baker,
Bellta. and Ted Flo Rito and
Band in 'Silver Skates.'
London, Dec. 21. ? A force of
possibly 800 Pathfinder-guided
RAP heavy bombers attacked the
Important German chemical and
armament center of Frankfurt
last night with 2,000 long tons
of explosives and incendiaries in
one of the heaviest raids of the
war, pounding their target witn
relative ease after Nazi fighters
had been drawn off by a wily
feint assault 50 miles to the south.
The bombloads loosed on
Frankfurt came close to the war's
record of 2,300 long tons drop
ped on Berlin November 22. The
British heavies blasted and burn
ed the city after a diversionary at
tack had been made on the twin
German cities of Mannheim and
These attacks highlighted a
busy 24 hours as the Allies' pre
invaslon air offensive surged to
a new winter intensity. Britain
based American heavy bombers
attacked Bremen by daylight yes
terday as Mediterranean-based
American heavies were hitting the
Bulgarian capital of Sofia and an
airfield near Athens, Greece. Last
night. RAF Mosquito bombers
struck at Western Germany and
Belgium, and today American and
British medium bombers raided
Northern France by day-light.
Pearl Harbor, Dec. 21. ? Four
motored Liberators, carrying the
United States Army Seventh Air
Force's Mid-Pacific offensive
against the Japanese-held Marsh
all Islands into its ninth consecu
tive day, dropped 25 tons of bombs
on Taroa islet, Maleolap atoll,
yesterday, causing 'Many fires and
explosions" in hangar and stor
age areas Admiral Chester W.
Nlmltz announced today.
Three of the Liberators are
missing ? the most lost in a single
strike since the greatly stepped
up aerial operations began in
Other Liberators were damag
ed by anti-aircraft fire and in a
battle with 30 Japanese Zero
fighters. The enemy, attempting
unsuccessfully to break up the
attack, lost four fighters and pro
Allied Headquarters, Algiers.
Dec. 21. ? Battling through a
mountain blizzard American
troops have captured 2,600-foot
Mt. Spinuccio on the eastern rim
of the Liri valley, pointing a third
Allied spearhead at Cassino, while
the Canadians have bypassed the
Adriatic stronghold <j?,Ortona in
a three-mile thrust tS the west,
it was disclosed tonight.
Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifth
Army was reinforced by a special
ly-trained and equipped unit of
Americans and Canadians for its
all-out assault toward Rome, but
the Germans continued to fight
back stubbornly for every yard
and tried to stem the Allied ad-:
vance with aerial attacks.
Mt. Spinuccio is four miles west
of Filignagno and Its capture re
presents an "appreciable" new
advance, a military commentator
said. The peak is nine miles north
east of Cassino, but other Allied
columns driving on the Germans'
Rome Road stronghold from the
east and south east were only five
miles away at last reports.
Deli n*q u e n t
The following Is a list of De
linquent Registrants, failed to re
port for induction, announced by
the Local Draft Board:
Willim Henry Davis, Louisburg,
Johnnie Junior Fogg. Louis
burg. Route 3.
Harrison Green, Bunn.
Joe Richardson, 613 18th St.,
Newport News, Va.
William Ellis Johnson, Louis
burg, Route 1.
Spencer Harris, Louisburg,
Route 4. <
James Henry Neel, Henderson,
Horace Hains, 2466 Marshall
Ave., Newport News, Va.
William Ishmel Lancaster,
1215 4th St., S. W., Washington,
Robert Wilson Jones, Frank
llBton, Route 1.
Jefcsie Young, 1210 R. St., N.
W., Washington, D. C.
John Henry Crouse, Weldon.
John Henry Brodie, 117 Wool
Ave.. Portsmouth, Va.
George Junior McCray, Frank
Fred (Junior Perry, Louisburg,
A good way to free yourself
from pressing duties is to dis
NOTICE TO FRANKLIN
Chairman Ire T. Inscoe, an
nounces that Austrian Winter
Pews and Crimson Clover that
were received through the Tri
ple A office under the 1948
Supplementary Program must
be seeded os or before Decem
ber 81, 1S48 in order for tlx?*
not to be deducted from, 1044
Soil Conservation Payment.
3fer/y~ Gfiristmas to Jill
-- 1943 -
"At Christmas play and make good cheer
For Christmas comes but once a year"
PUTTERING more fantastically than the jewels of
Aladdin's cave are the Christmas trees in the win
dows of this county and adjoining farm areas. Every
where, everywhere Christmas, and the spirit which
We love this county and it environs. We have grown
up here and have come to regard ourselves as "a fiix
ture." We have a great many friends, "but not a
friend to spare," and at this time we want to thank
them, one and all.
Yes, Christmas comes but one a year, so it behooves
us all to make tfee very most of it. On the Eve of this
joyous season we take pleasure in wishing all the full
est measure of Christmas Joy and Happiness.
THE FRANKLIN TIMES
and Entire Force
Begins January 18, Ends
February 15, 1944.
Gaither M. Beam has again
been appointed Chairman of the
War Loan Drive for Franklin
County, which begins January 18
and endB February 15, 1944. This
is the fourth drive. The goal has
been set at $14,000,000,000 for
the- nation. Franklin County's
quota has not been fixed, but it
will be slightly smaller than in
the Third Drive.
Township Chairmen have been
appointed as follows:
O. G. Thompson, Dunn No. 1.
Jarvis Perry, Dunn No. 2.
John Morris, Harris.
J. L. Brown, Youngsville.
L. W., Henderson, Franklinton.
J. T. Griffin, Hayesville.
L. H. Dickens, Cedar Rock.
N. H. Griffin, Gold Mine.
J. Z. Terrell, Sandy Creek.
Arthur Strickland, Cypress
W. B. Tucker, Louisburg.
Chairman Beam is asking all
Franklin County citizens to be
sure that our County receives
credit for every bond purchased
by any person living in the coun
ty. All bonds purchased within the
county will be credited to the
county. Bonds purchased in other
Counties will be credited to the
County in which they are bought.
Franklin County has always
done its part and there is every
reason to believe we will not fail
The Are alarm Monday morn
ing was caused by a pile of trash
between WheleBs garage and the
river catching Are and was en
dangering the garage, filling sta
tion and the building known as
the Neal building. It was soon
put under control without dam
Gulfport Field, Miss., Dec. 18.
? Pvt. Ralph D. Stallings, a son
of Mr. H. H. Stallings, Louisburg,
N. C., Route 4, has reported for
training as an airplane mechanic
at this large Army Air Forces
Technical Training Command
.school t for airplane mechanics
specializing in cargo and tc^ps
port type airplanes.
Before entering military ser
vice. Prt. Stallings was employed
by the Rethlehem Fairfield Ship
yard as a Shipfitter.
Franklin Recorders Court held
regular session Tuesday morning
and disposed of cases as follows:
Johnnie Hunt plead guilty to
unlawful possession of whiskey
and was fined $25 and costB.
Plyant Williams plead guilty
to speeding, reckless driving and
was given 60 days on roads, sus
pended upon payment of costs
and repairs to truck.
Doyt Oakley charged with op
erating automobile intoxicated,
unlawful possession of whiskey,
requested a jury trial' and the
case was continued.
The following cases were con
Lee Burnette, oai.
Robert Jeffreys, oai.
Mrs. Mary Y. Perry, allowing
drunk person to drive her car.
Billy Duke, speeding.
Walter A. McCroskey, oai.
Bowser Harris, upw. ?
Junius Chavis, 1 and r.
The newly elected officers for
the coming year of Louisburg
Lodge No. 413 A. P. & A. M. were
installed at a regular meeting of
the lodge on Tuesday night ^of
this week. The officers were
elected on December 7th, and the
installation services were Impres
sively conducted by Past Master
John L. Foster.
The officers installed were as
W. B. Barrow, W. M.
James D. Speed, S. W.
B. R. Partin, J. W.
J. L. Palmer, Treasurer. -
R. F. Yarborough, Secretary.
Forrest Joyner, S. D.
W. G. Lancaster, J. D.
W. E. Beasley, Tyler. *
R. W. Smithwick and Jones
Dr. A. Paul Bagby, Rev. John
T. Edwards, ^Chaplains.
STATIONED AT MAXTON A.A.B.
i Maxton, N. G., Dec. 16. ? Cor
poral Mary H. Freeman, daugh
ter- of Mrs. Veil H. Freeman of
508 Kenmore Ave., Loulsburg, Is
now stationed at the Maxton Ar
my Air Base, where she Is a mem
ber of the Air Woman Army
Maxton A.A.B. is an installa
tion of the First Troop Carrier
Command, which recently engag
ed in maneuvers which included
towing gliders and carrying para-1
troopers, airborne troops, fight
ing equipment and supplies Into
?On Pay Day, Boy Bonds?
/ - " ? ?
FUNERAL SERVICES OF
MRS. JOSEPHUS DAN
Funeral service for Mrs. Jose
phus Daniels, who died at her
home in Raleigh, Sunday night,
were held Tuesday afternoon from
the First ?Presbyterian Church,
of which she was a life-long
member. Burial was in Oakwood
The Bervice$,were conducted by
the Rev. Ben Lacy of the Union
Theological Seminary in Rich
mond, Va. ; the Rev. M. O. Som
mers, pastor of the First Presby
terian Church; amd Dr. H. I. Glass,
district superintendent of Metho
Mrs. Daniels was 74 years of
Surviving are her husband;
four sons, Capt. Josephus Dan
iels, Jr., of the Marine Corps.
Washington, Lt. Col. Worth Bag
ley Daniels of the Army Medical
Corps, Fort Bragg, Jonathan
Worth Daniels of Washington,
and Frank A. Daniels of Raleigh;
a brother. Admiral David Worth
Bagley of the Navy; and nine
Students of the Rex Hospital
School of Nursing, in uniform,
attended the services in a body.'
The nurses' home at Rex Hospi
tal is named for Mrs. Daniels.
The pallbearers were Frank
Borden Daniels, Robert E. Wil
liams, Robert McGregor, Lee F.
Alford, George S. Daniels, Hal V.
Worth, Herbert W. Jackson, C.
H. Herring, Frank M. Harper,
Jr., and William W. White.
Mrs. Daniels had expressed the
request that at her funeral her
body be borne by Negro friends
of her family. These bodybear
ers were Spurgeon Fields, Claude
Snelling. Dennis Aldridge, Marvin
McQueen, Thomas Cook, Hubert
Williams, James Smith, and Ber
KIKE AT HGERTON'8
What came near being a seri
ous fire, causing much trouble to
the housing problem in Louls
burg was when the large Eger
ton's Apartments caught Are ear
ly Friday , morning. The fire
started in an upstairs room sup
posed not to be in use and burn
ed a big hole In the floor before
it wan taken under control by the
Fire Department. The damage
caused from the Are, water and
smoke was considerable, but had
not been estimated at this writ
ing. but was insured.
Several families were occupy
ing apartments in the building
and would have been seriously
Inconvenienced had the fire got
ten much further headway.
71 KILLED IN
WORST WRECK IN HIS
TORY OF STATE
Near Lhmberton Thursday
Morning of Last Week ?
Coast Line Trains Pile Up
On Icy Tracks at Buies in
Robeson County ? All
But 23 of Dear Were
Men in Uniform ? More
Bodies May Be Found in
(The Drst ro|>ort was as fol
Lumbenon, Dec. 16. ? More
than 75 persons were killed and
over 100 Injured early this mor
ning when two heavily-crowded
streamlined Atlantic Coast Line
trains crashed in a pile-up on an
icebound stretch of tracks at the
little Robeson County town of
Buies, 12 miles from Lumberton.
It was the worst .railway acci
dent in the history of the State.
All but 18 of the dead were
service men ? soldiers, sailors and
marines, most of whom were en
route home for the Christmas
An unofTcial tabulation showed
last night that 66 bodies had been
carried to a Red Springs funeral
home; bodies of six women were
at a Fayette ville funeral home;
and four service men were re
ported to have died at the Maxton
Army Air Basfe hospital after be
ing carried there for treatment
How many more dead will be
fouud in the 30-car wreckage is
not known. Railroad officials
said at least five to seven bodies
are probably entangled In the
mass of debris, which was being .
hastily cleared away tonight.
Further deaths are expected
among the injured In the hospi
tals, as many suffered seriously
from exposure In the 10-degree
weather and snow.
There were no North Carolin
ians listed in the early lists of
dead and injured.
l'loughi-d Into Wreckage
The wreck occurred shortly af
ter 1 a. m. Three cars of the
southbound Tamiaml West Coast
Champion jumped the track, and
some 40 minutes later the north
bound Tamiami East Coast Cham
pion ploughed into the derailed
coaches of the first train which
lay Bprawled across the double
The-scene of the wreck was in
a cut four miles north of Red
Springs, near Rennert.
C. C. Sibley, vice-president of
the ACL, said at the company's
Wilmington headquarters that a
broken rail apparently was the
cause of the first wreck.
Sibley said that he hoped to
have a list of casualties for re
lease soon. Only three known
dead were on the first list.
Lumberton, Dec. 18; ? The en
gineer of the northbound Atlantic
Coast Line streamliner which
plowed into a derailed south
bound train near here Thursday
morning said tonight the head
lights of the derailed train so
blinded him he was unable to see
any effort to flag him.
The engineer, Frank Belknap,
made the statement to reporters
at Rocky Mount, as wrecking
crews at the scene tolled to com
plete their search for any addi
tional bodies that might be in the
twisted wreckage, which already
has been removed from the dou
Belknap said he had been ill
with flue about trree weeks ago,
but had been back on duty for
several days. He took the con
trols of the northbound train at
Florence, S. C., at 12:35 a. m.
and the wreck occurred about an
Was Not Fatigued
"I was not fatigued," he de
clared. The known death toll
stood at 70 ? 47 service men and
23 civilians. Officials said there
was a possibility a few more bod
ies might remain in the wreck
age. More than 60 persons were
injured, some of them seriously.
"The three engines powering
my train were almost opposite
the engine of the derailed train
before I saw a man waving at me,
and another dh the opposite side
of the track, Belknap said. ?Pre
vious to that, there had been no
warning torpedoes or fuses on
He added: "I had been able to
see the headlights of the south
bound tr&in from as far away as
four miles. The glare from the
snow and lights prevented us
from detecting anything wrong
with the other train."
He said his three Diesel engines
jumped the track when he ap
plied emergency brakes, driving
into an embankment and then
I righting themselves on the track
by the weight of the long string
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POINTS OF 1943
A Few Basic
Babson Park. Mass.. December
24. ? In my Annual Forcast of the
Business and Fi
for 1944, which
will be published
in this paper
next week, I
shall make some
very definite pre
ing business, po
litics and the
War. Now, as
1943 draws to a
close and parti
cularly on this
day before Chr- BABSON
istmas, I wish to point out that
it has been for most of us a pret
ty good year. As we give and re
ceive Christmas presents, we
should also observe the day in
its true light of Christmas Holi
ness. Remember we are not cele
brating any ordinary holiday. We
are observing the birth of Christ
and keeping alive, as men have
done for centuries before us, the
spirit ot His message.
FREEDOM OF AMERICA
At Christmas, more than at any
other time, we should be thank
ful that we are Americans;
thankful that we worship as we
please and thankful that we may
bring up our children and our
grandchildren in a democracy
which, despite political bickerings
remains true. For many families
of all nations the casualty lists
will make their Christmas Season
a sad one. Whatever our feelings
are against enemy nations, all
these bereaved families should be
remembered in our Christmas
Those of us at home, safe and
surrounded by conveniences and
many luxuries, should appreciate
that there is still a War ? in fact
many wars ? going on. Hence,
there should be no let-down in our
home-front battles. War as such
is unknown to the vast majority
of us. To most families and in
dividuals, it is a remote, state of
affairs which we have become ac
customed to read about and to
voice opinions about. For most
people. 1943 meant better jobs,
more money and. despite short
ages, more goods in the house.
LOOK AT THE FACTS
Americans will have received
more in income in 1943 than in
any previous year. Our National
Income for the year will approach
$145,500,000,000. This compares
with $114,000,000,000 received In
1942. Remember this is income
received solely by individuals.
Money in peoples pockets and
hide-aways per person at the end
of 1943 amounts to about $150.
00 compared with $104.98 for
December 1942. When realizing
that these figures apply to every
man, woman and child ? includ
ing babes in arms ? the latent
pOBtwas spending power of this
free cash is tremendous.
These vast sums of money are
responsible for our rising retail
trade. This has reached an all
time peak in 1943. Total sales of
retail stores for the year will
approach $62,900,000,000 as com
pared with $57,784,000,000 In
1942. But remember that al
though this money has be<? once
"spent" it has not been destroy
ed or locked up but will be spent
over and over agatn until the
final collapse. Stores and custo
mers have felt the lack of many
civilian goods, but plans are now
under way to manufacture items
which have not been produced for
months. These consist mainly ot
household goods, although the
government list to date contains
some 700 items.
PRODUCTION AND WAR COSTS
Our wartime production boom
may have reached its peak this
year. Last June was the high point
of 1943. Since then production
has been leveling out along with
total war costs. If the War should
temporarily go against us, arma
ment production will be hiked
again, but this does not now ap
pear likely. Total industrial oat
put, which Includes both prodnc
tlon (or war and (or civilian re
quirements, stands at the highest
point in history.
War costs were about
000,000,000 on November thirt
ieth. This is about $3,500,000,000
under what individuals will re
ceive in incomes in 1943. It It
were possible (or everyone in the
country to donate their year'a In
come, we would about break even
on war costs to date. When Ger
many is defeated, war costs can
be cut sharply. The center of war
activity and civilian inconveni
ences may then be on the Weat
FOOD AND EMPLOYMENT
A year ago the supply of fooda
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