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N a tin's Return ? One of the
World's greatest airmen is back
in military aviation. He is Al
ford J. Williams, former Navy
lieutenant and Marine major.
The .War Department has just
officially announced he is demon
strating fighter technique to ;
new that better. A flier
since 1917, A1 Williams estab
lished the world's speed record in
1923, held it eight "years. He de
veloped dive bombing. He pio
neered aerial acrobatics, perfect
in* many combat tricks. But he
is, also, one of the staunchest ex- 1
ponents of a separate air force.
As a Marine reserve officer in ,
1940 he was ordered to submit;
his writings for Navy approval. I
Knowing what would happen, he
resigned his commission.
Air Awakening ? This week the
U. S. commemorates a grim anni
versary ? Pearl Harbor. But in a
way that anniversary is also one
of re-birth, or at least an awaken
ing, of civil aviation. It marks
the real beginning of oceanic air
transport on a grand scale.
Before the war, only two U. S.
airlines crossed the Atlantic, one
the Pacific. Now, however, many
-PLANE FACTS ^
THE MARTIN MARAUDER (B-26)WAS
PE5I6NEP|W 194-0 ESPECIAliyWRTHE
FIVE MIWIE PERI OP BETORE AMP AFTER
IKE "&WBSAW5I6UAL? "THUS ITS
GREAT SPEED ANP FIRE POWER
span oceans for the Army and
Navy. The mystery of over-wa
ter operation is gone. Some pi
lots claim it is easier than conti
nental mountain flying. Airlines
"with no previous international ex
perience better records of the
company that had flown over wa
ter five years before the war!
With several U. S. airlines con
testing for supremacy on ocean I
routes after the war, the Ameri- j
can air traveler seems assured of
service undreamed of in the days 1
of "no competition".
"Next-Door Airporti" ? Advice
to smaller cities planning air
ports was given recently by two
men who know. One, an airline
president, recommended thorough
advance surveys of travel habits
and community interest. The
other, L. Welch Pogue, Chairman
of tile Civil Aeronautics Board. ,
pleaded for greater accessibility
His point was well taken. For
instance, flying time between
Greensboro and Charlotte is only
40 minutes. Yet, total time fror"
the centers of those cities to
their ^respective airports is 65
I am sending this note to tell you
That the war has taken away
The things that I really needed ?
My workshop, my reindeer, my
Now I'm making my rounds on
He is old and crippled and
So you know if I don't see you
I'll be out on my ass in the
The above Christmas card was
received by the Franklin County
War Price and Ration Board
Soil should be prepared in the
next few weeks for the setting of
asparagus crowns in March. The
recommended variety is Mary
| MV PALS WHf\ STAVED AT
(Special to Franklin Times)
I am pulling all my punches,
I've "flong" my weeks away,
I thitfk it has been about two
Since I drew my last pay.
I am tired ot being a dog (ace,
So help me God I am,
Of eating moldy biscuits,
With margarine or spam.
Of fighting dirty stinking Japs,
In the bushes on my own,
I think of America,
And the pals I left at home.
I can see them walking down the
Their chests puffed out'with pride
And hear them talking to the girls
As they save their precipus hides.
While I am fighting
Not safe to show my head,
For fear some sneaking Jap,
Might fill it full of lead.
When I was once at home,
I must go fight,
They said God bless you son,
And return you home all right.
They called me a good soldier,
And paid me twenty-one dollars
They said you will never see the
Or even get a scar.
What's more you will have a
Across the ocean foam,
But my pals made sure they
- didn't go.
They preferred to stay at home.
You know those four F's wasn't j
When they trailed a rabbit's track,
But Hell, there isn't much danger
Because a rabbit can't shoot back.
They shine among the girls and
never stay at -home,
They stay up very late at night, j
And go to dance halls, bars and
That's where they always meet'
A cue stick is their rifle,
Their beer is rich with foam.
They have no bullets there to
My pals that stayed at home.
So I will do my part
] Mora and more our armies are
i landing our fighting troops by para
chute, disrupting enemy lines, en
emy communications, but paying a
heavy price in casualties.
I Silken fineries and their substi
tutes are fast passing from the mar
ket to provide safe landings for our
distant fighting men. We can still
buy silk and nylon1 'for them with
War Bonds and Stamp*. '?
V. S. Treasury Deparlnunt
'10 A LOAD
DELIVERED AT LOUISBURG.
? REDUCTION FOR SHORTER HAULS.
Plenty On Hand
Mail Your Orders to
H. A. HAWKINS
R. 1, KITTRELL, N. 0.
Can be Men at my home at Rocky Ford.
Following on the heels Of '
INDUSTRY "S MAGNIFICENT ?
, TANK-BUILDING RECORD IS
THIS SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED
TRAILER TO HAUL OAMAGED J
TANKS FROM THE A
Officially designated as Tank Re
covery Vehicle, M-25, this many
wheeled, low-bedded trailer not only
hauls "wounded" tanks from the
battlefield but it brings new ones
out Adaptation of tliis powerful
industrial cieation for war un
doubtedly: will be found -In peace
With my rifle and buckle my belt
I am only a common dogface,
But I will see tbls damned thing
And if a bullet has my number,
I will die without a moan,
But I want to dedicate this.
Especially to my pals I left at
? Composed and written by
S. B. RODGERS, now in
New Guinea, Dec. X, 1943.
WILLIAM H. DELBRIDGE
Spring Hope. ? Funeral services
for William Henry Delbridge, 73,
who died Sunday night, were con
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock at Peachtree Baptist
Church by the Rev. Rex Camp
bell. Burial followed In Peach
Mr. Delbridge is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Clayton Tur
ner and Grace Delbridge, of Cas
talia; two grandchildren; three
brothers, John, Cleveland and
Buck Delbridge, all of Spring
Hope; seven sisters, Mrs. Dona
Parker, of Nashville, Mrs. Alfred
Dunn, of Louisburg, Mrs. J. B.
Womble, of Varina, Mesdames
John May, George May, Ed May
and Rlx Edwards, all of Spring
JAMES T. HOLDEN
Franklinton. ? Funeral services
for James Thomas Holden, who
died Saturday, were conducted
Sunday afternoon at Pope's
Christian Church near here by
the Rev. Bruce W. Hartsell. Bur
ial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Holden is survived by a
son, Otha T. Holden. of Raleigh;
and a brother, B. P. Holden, of
It is reported that British in
terests are paying more for bone
materials. tankage and othei
sources of proteins for feedstuffe
in South America than U. S. in
terests can afford to pay under
Planting small whole Irish po
tatoes in Louisiana gave better
stands and larger yields than
where hole tubers were cut into
Nitrogen (or top dressing small
grains and other fertilizer for
early spring crops should be or
dered now and deliveries taken.
I ? ? ? ?
Any old automobile Is worth
a lot now.
? On Pay Day, Bay Bonds?
Freedom of CHOICE
?W7ITH ALL THE TALK about Freedoms, what about
** freedom of choice?
After all, freedom of choice can mean the same thing ai
all the other freedoms people are talking about ? and a few
others besides. In large measure, freedom of choice it what
this war is about.
Freedom of choice means such ordinary things as trying
toy beans in the south field next year, if you think ifs the
thing to do. It means buying the kind of flour you think
gives you the best biscuits. It means you and your boy
doing the deciding whether he'll go to college, or learn to
be a toolmaker.
Freedom of choice is the soil in which character grows.
This freedom of choice? and its counterpart, a tense of
responsibility for the decisions made ? hat done much to
develop the character that is going to win this war ? on the
battle fronts, on the farm, in industry. And when the vic
tory is won, the kind of America we have fought and worked
to preserve must be a country.in which every man and woman,
and every boy and girl, will have freedom of choice in even
greater measure. General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. T.
Hear the General Electric radio Programs: " The G-E All-rirl Orcbettrm"
Sunday 10 p.m. EWT , NBC ? "The World Today' newt,
every weekday 6:45 p.m. EWT , CBS.
BUY WAR BONDS
GENERAL ^ ELECTRIC
What Your Bank Means To You:
Don't wait till your son or daughter graduates from
high school to start saving for his college education.
Putting away a moderate amount regularly all through
the years will relieve you of the strain of sudden ex
penses. Teach the children to save with you in a sav
ings account. ^ ^ ,
FIRST ? CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY
Member Federal Deposit Insnranoe Corporation \ .
Corner Main & Nash Sts. Lonisbnrg, N. Carolina
Banking Honrs: 9:00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M.
Cotton growers are planning to
plant more reglnned or dellnted
seed than usual next year In an
effort to get better stands. Some
of tbe seed breeders are regln
ning all of their seed.
Crop production in the United
States in 1943 was 6 per cent
less than in 1942 but nearly 5
per cent more than In any prev
ious season. ?
The Shell 'Egg Advisory Com
mittee has requested the War Pro
duction Board to speed the man
ufacture of 20 to 22 million fiber
cases for shipping the record
eggs crop of 1944.
The FDA is considering the
possibility of increasing the sup
ply of margarine for civilian ra
tioning during the first three
months of 1944.
We really pay Highest Prices for
VENABLE TOBACCO CO, INC.
DURHAM, N. C.
We have plenty 550 x 17
Grade 111 Tires
A few 550 x 17 Grade 1 Tires
Bring Us Your Certificates.
If we don't have your tire
we'll get it.
"Come If You Can, Call If You Can't"
Fuller's / ESSO Service
O. P. A. Inspection Station No. 1
Opposite Post Office Tel. 3S7-1 Lonisburg, N. C.
WISHING YOU A
FULL of good HEALTH,
and good FORTUNE . .
BACK THE ATTACK WITH
a C TAYLOR
Hardware & Furniture
Phone 423-1 Lotrisbnrg, H. 0.