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LOUI9BURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1944
BRIGKER TO BE VICE
Convention Draws Rapidly
To End As Delegates
Quickly Approve Nation
al Ticket; Dewey Flies to
Chicago to Accept Nomi
Chicago Stadium, June 28. ?
Thomas E. Dewey, New York's
handsome 42-year-old Oovernor,
flew to Chicago tonight to accept
personally the 1944 Republican
nomination, won on a first ballot
at this convention which also un
animously named Ohio's Clover- j
nor John W. Brlcker for Vice-j
President, and shortly afterwal-d
the convention adjourned a day
earlier than expected.
Governor Dewey, named the
party's standard bearer in the
first wartime Presidential elec
tion since the Civil War, left Al
bany at 3:29 p. m. EWT in a
special 21-passenger plane which
arrived at Municipal Airport ex
actly five hours later. He was ac
companied by Mrs Dewey, secre
taries, news and radio men and
Gov. and Mrs. Dwight Green of
Illinois met the Dewey party at
the airport, and, behind motor
cycle escort, sped with them, first
to convention headquarters and
later to the Chicago Stadium
where Dewey addressed the 1,057
Thus, Dewey followed a prece
dent established by President
Roosevelt in 1932. Mr. Roosevelt,
nominated in this same stadium,
flew to the conventton to make
his speech of acceptance and went
on to win the election ? the first
Democratic President in 12 years.
Both Dewey and Brlcker were
nominated on the first ballot at
a morning session today.
Except for one vote from the
Wisconsin delegation, Dewey's
nomination would have been un
animous. That one vote was cast
for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The
official final tally was Dewey 1,
056, MacArthur 1.
As for Dewey, his nomination
had been a foregone conclusion.
What little opposition .here was
melted away during last night
and in the stadium today as the
delegates, perspiring and fretting
In near 100-degree temperature,
voted to get it over and wait for
Dewey's personal appearance to
The nominating session today
was one of the shortest in the
history of Republican conven
tions. The order of business ? the
nominating speeches, demonstra
tions and roll calls ? took less
than three hours. Permanent
Chairman Joseph W. Martin, Jr.,
of Massachusetts convened the
session at il:49 a. m., EWT.
Dewey was officially declared
nominated at 2:03 p. m. and
Bricker at 2:44 p. m.
Dewey's and Bricker's names
were the only one3 placed in
nomination. Bricker, who had
been a candidate for the top place
on the ticket, withdrew when
Dewey said he wanted him as his
running mate, and backers of Lt.
Cmdr. Harold E. Stassen, for the
Eake of party unity, did not put
his name in nomination.
The scrap over the vice presi
dency, which arose when Gov.
Earl Warren of California refus
ed to be a candidate, also petered
. out during the night. Qov. Dwight
Griswold of Nebraska had been
mentioned as a candidate, but he
withdrew when It became known
Bricker was acceptable* to Dewey.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
Services on (he 4th Sunday af
ter Trinity will be Church School
at 9:45 and Holy Communion ai
11:06. Subject of sermon: "Will
peace And the world like a rowen
PROO&AJff AT THJS
The following Is the program
at tke Loufsburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday. July 1st:
Saturday ? Don Barry and Wal
ly Vernon in 'Outlaws of Santa
Fe' and the Dead End Kids in
'Million Dollar Kid.' Also Tiger
8unday-Monday ? Lionel Bar
rymore, Van Johnson and Marilyn
Maxwell in 'Three Men In White.'
Tuesday ? The Bands of Kay
Kyser. Ouy Lombardo, Xavler
Cugat and1 80 Great Stars In
'Stage Door Canteen.' Also the
Wednesday ? Preston Foster,
Ann Rutherford and Cha?. But
terworth in 'Bermuda Mystery.'
Thursday-Friday ? Chas. B oyer
Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cot
ten in '(JaaUght'
? ..... ? - ? . .
VANCE AT CAEN
Nazis Thrown Into Turmoil
Supreme Headquarters Allied
Expeditionary Force, Thursday,
June 29. ? British tanks and in
fantry backed by Canadian gun
ners caught the prize inland port
of Caen in a steel nutcracker last
night, reaching to within four
miles southwest of the city and
throwing at least three German
divisions Into turmoil in proba
bly the greatest armored battle
ever fought In Western Europe.
North and northwest of Caen
the British pressed down at dis
tances of two to three miles from
Caen in fierce, fluid combat be
tween Epron and Herouville and
along the Orne River canal, bu?
it was the southwestern outflank
ing move that brought the great
est conflict and threw the Nazis
into the deadliest peril.
Roger D. Greene, Associated'
Press correspondent with the!
British forces, said in a frontline!
dispatch that nine separate Ger-|
man counter-attacks had been
beaten off without any gain for
the enemy, while the British tanks
and Tommies pressed ahead,
crossing the Odon River line at
Crashing through the woods,
tank confronted tank at distances
as little as 30 yards, he said, and
in three days of the British of
fensive more than 60 German
! tanks have been knocked out,
making a total of more than 160
since the Allies invaded Norman
dy June 6.
British tanks overran German
long-range gun positions so swift
.y that the enemy could not bring ,
his cannor to bear, and had either
i 10 surrender or be mowed down.
"It is a big operation, very suc
cessful, and very difficult," said
i a British staff ofticer at field
The American forces took over
Cherbourg, one of Prance's larg
est and most _ accessible harbors
| on Sunday.
Scouts Win Prizes
At Catmp Crabtree
The toliowing members of
Louisburg Boy Scouts of Troop
? 20 have returned from one week
iof camping at Camp Crabtree: I
I Larry Lewis, Nick Perry, Garland i
Mustain, Edgar Owens, Leslie
Tharrington, Jr., Grady Harris,
i Jr., and Clifford Joyner. Eagle
1 Scout John Perry is to remain at
[the camp as a counselor and in
istructor in Map Reading and
Although the boys had strict
rules and regulations to live un
jder; they thoroughly enjoyed the
'trip. They were a little bit dis
appointed in not being aflowed to
eat sweets of all kind or to drink
Pepsi-Cola during the day. Many
; hours of Scout's work had to be
accomplished each day, which
work was supervised by Scout
Officials out of the Raleigh of
fice and the district offices. The
Scouts learned a great deal in
Scouting ? knowledge that will be
of great benefit to them in later
The parents of these boys will
be glad to know that Louisburg
Troop won both of the first prizes
that were given to the Troop that
made the highest score during
the week. They were judged
according to their manners, con
duct, appearance, cleanliness and
in demonstrating what they knew
.In Scouting. Larry Lewis, act
ing as co-leader of Louisburg
boys, received special commen
dation from the can^p director.
Larry stated that the reason the
director said something good
about him was due to the fact
that while serving on K. P. duty
he rendered special service and
favors to the official.
The boys are now looking for
ward to ? their annual camping
trip at Jackson Pond where they
can swim and eat for the full 24
hours each day.
TWO FIRES SUNDAY
The Are alarm Sunday after
noon was sent* In from the home
of Mrs. Pattle Pittman and the
Fire Department was promptly
on the scene. Upon investigation
they found the motor to the frig
id ire was burning and soon h^d
it under proper control with
slight damage except to the mo
The first fire was in the. morn
ing when fire was discovered, in
Robert Harris' restaurant on
Bull Run alley. In this case
the firemen toubd the oil store
afire and soon' put that under
control with little damage save
to the stoTe.
Provide a safe rack for such
edged- tools as knives, axes, and
saws. * Repair shaky ladders'.
Nail down lopse boards. It pays
to prevent accldeats.
Funeral Held Friday Afternoon
At St. Paul's Episcopal Church;
Large Numbers Attend Services
DR. R. P. YARROROVGH
Funeral services for Dr. Rich
ard F. Yarborough who died at
his home on Main "Street Thurs
day afternpon of last week, were
held from St. Paul's Episcopal
Church Friday afternoon at 5
o'clock, conducted by Rev. Harry
S. Cobey, rector, and interment
was made in Oakwood Cemetery.
Large numbers of relatives and
friends of the family attended
both services and the floral tri
bute was especially large and
pretty, speaking a wonderful,
though silent, love and admira
tion for one who had served his
community so welt.
The pall bearers were Dick
Yarborough, Hill Yarborough,}
Will Collie, W. B. Barrow, Julius;
Joyner, of Franklinton, W. W. |
Neal, J. A. Munford, G. B. Eger-j
Besides his wife, formerly Missj
Mattie Ballard, of Franklinton.'
he is survived by one son, Lt.
Richard F. Yarborough, of the
United States Navy, stationed inj
the Pacific, and one daughter, I
Miss Martha Yarborough.
Dr. Yarborough was 72 years;
of age and was one of the State's ;
outstanding physicians, having
served his home people for near
fifty years, during which time he
genjoyed a large and lucrative
practice. He served his State a3;
Physician to State College in Ral
eigh during the term of Governor |
Bickett. and later entered the ser-i
vice of his country in World War
Returning home after the war;
was over he again took up the
practice of medicine and about
the year 1927 was telected bounty
Physician of Franklin County,
and later becoming the County's
first full time Health Officer un
der appointment of Governor
Gardner, a position! that had beeuj
newly established. This latter
position he held until his health
failed him about two years ago.
Until this time he was always ac
tively Interested in all civic mat
ters. He was very much devoted
to his family and friends.
Dr. Yarborough was very much
Interested in the State Health De
partments preventive campaigns
and led the fight that practically
eliminated typhoid fever in
In his going Franklin County
and his home town of Louisburg
have lost a most valuable citizen,
his family a most devoted and
faithful husband and father, and
his numerous admirers a faithful
Human nature is what makes'
us peeved when someone (ails to!
return an umbrella we failed to
return. . );
Washington, Jane 87.? The
State Department announced
tonight that American Ambas
sador Norman Arnwmr has been
recalled from Buenos Aires
"for consultation," in a move
hitting sharply at the q^litar
ist government of Argentina.
The United States and all but
three other American republics
have refused to recognize the
regime of General Bdeln^ro
Farrell since it established It
self by revolution four months
ago. However, Armour stayed
on in Buenos Aires, presum
aby in the hope that Karrell
would take moves towards
bringing his country into line
with the general policy of
Armour is expected to leave
Buenos Aires tomorrow or the
next day. Hia recall indicates
a stiffening of the American at
titnde toward Farrcll's govern
ment. Further 'emphasis is pro
vided by the fact that Mrs. Ar
mour will follow the ambaaaa- '
While Armpur's departure is
expected to come aa a heavy
blow to Argentina, there has
been speculation here that still
further ex pr easterns of the Am
erican republics' disapproval
Of Argentina's government npy
tie Imminent. i
BOND SALES REACH $130,000.00
Excluding the large purchases made by busi
ness firms, Franklin County's purchases in the
Fifth War Loan Drive have reached approximately
$123,000.00. This is a little more than one-third of
o;ur $30(5,000.00 quota. The over-all is going nicely,
but sales of " E " Bonds continue to lag. Purchases
according to townships are listed below:
Dunn No. 1
Dunn No. 2
To Observe July 4
The FRANK LI X TIMES has
bwn requested to state that
business in general -In Lonis
burg will be suspended on July
4th to observe this National
holiday. The banks, stores and
n>ost all places of business will
close for the one day ? Tues
day ? only.
Fred Flakier, who was acting
Chief of Police while Chief C. F.
Cash was on leave, was injured
seriously late iBunday afternoon
when he was pushed through a
large plate-glass window by a
Negro he was attempting to ar
Witnesses said the Negro,
Charlie Hilliard, of near Louis
lAirg, was sitting in an automo
bile on Main Street with his
clothes unbuttoned and indecent
ly exposing himself with the au
tomobile door open.
Frazier asked the Negro, who
apparently had been drinking, to
shut the car door and arrange his
clotlie8 properly. The Negro cur
sed the policeman and attacked
him, witnesses said, and pushed
the officer into one of the glass
windows of Pender's grocery
Frazier, badly cut."Vas said to
have fired a shot at the Negro,
but the bullet went wild. Hil
liard was subdued by J. B. Jones,
local fireman, assisted by C. C.
Hudson, and put in the town
Hudson suffered a cut hand in
the melee. Frazier was rushed
to the Louisburg hospital, where
Dr. Herbert. G. Perry said the po
liceman had severe cuts on his
forehead and numerous minor
cuts. Frazier lost considerable
blood from the cuts, which, Dr.
Perry said, severed1 four arteries.
The plate glass window was re
The Negro was allowed to give
a $2,000 bond, but had not given
It Tuesday, and the preliminary
hearing has not been had on ac
count of the condition of Mr.
Cotton blooms- have been re
ported by the following since our
last report. From this It will be
seen that the cotton crop Is equal
In Its growth throughout the
county and is generally more
early than usual:
J. 0. Bowden of Justice sent in
a white bloom Thursday of last
John 8. Perry sent in a white
bloom Friday, he lives just south
Clyde Hicks, tenant of A. D.
Bailey, of near Laurel, sent in
a red bloom Friday.
Walter Tharrington of near
Louisburg sent in a white bloom
H. C. Radford of near Cedar
Rock, brought in a white bloom
Richard Daniel, colored, of
Louisburg, Route 1, brought In
a red and a white, bloom Monday.
Baldy Johnson, colored, living
near the home of Mr. T. K. Al
len, sent in a red bloom Monday.
O. H. Frazier, of near Louis
burg, brought in a whit* bloom
Mr. C. N. Sherrod Just west of
Louisburg, brought In blooms on
Joe Ben Alston, colored, of
near Rocky Ford, brought in two
red blooms Wednesday.
P. Barnes on Ro 3, Louisburg,
sent in a red bloom yesterday.
CALL PHONB 283-1
FOR FIRST CLASH PRINTING
Court of Honor
A Medical Officer from Camp
Hutner will speak to |hc Boy
Scouts at their Court of Honor
to be held in the Franklin
County Court House Sunday
afternoon, July the 2nd, at
8:<H> p. m. A number of
awards will be presented to the
boys of Troop 20, among
which will l>e the Eagle Scout
award lo Carl Watkins, Jr.
The public is not only invit
ed but requested to attend.
See what your Boy Scouts in
Ix>ulshurg and Franklin Coun
ty are doing.
Young IiOuisburg Golfers Pluy
Well in ( <reensboro Tourna
Thomas Hale -and Billy Moon,
two of Louisburg's young golf
ers, played in ' the Greensboro
Tournament last week. Thomas
won the cup In the fifth flight hy
defeating Jimmle Thorp 2 and 1.
Billy got to the semi-flnals of
the fourth flight. In the first
round he defeated Vernon Isen
liour of Sanford 6 and 5. He
won over Tommie Battle of
Rocky Mount In the second round
by a score of 2 up. In the semi
flnals he lost to Rodney McKnlght
of Charlotte 2 up. The grass
greens gave Billy trouble in this
match. He was even with Rod
ney on the 1 7th hole, but missed
short putts on the 18th and 19th,
thus losing the match.
These young golfers are rap
idly improving and will soon be
giving the older players trouble.
The Rev. J. E. Garllngton will
preach at the Methodist Church
Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock
On the subject, "Traveling With
Light Baggage." Mr. Garling
ton Is pastor of the Methodist
Church at Garysburg, N. C., and
is Dean of one of Intermediate
Assemblies at the College.
The Union Service Sunday night
will be held at the Baptist
Church in the basement at 8:00
instead of on the College campus.
Sund&y School at 9:45 a. m.
The pastor will preach In the
morning on "One of the Strangest
Stories in the Bible." In the
evening at eight o'clock the meet
ing will be in the basement of the
church (one of the coolest places
in town), and the subject will be,
"Christ's Appeal for Followers."
All are invited. This will take
the place of the Ve3per Service.
9:46 a. m. ? Bible School.
11:00 a. m. ? Morning Worship.
8:00 p. m. ? Evening Worship.
AT CORINTH BAPTIST
Dr. D. B. Bryan. Dean of Stu
dents at Wake Forest College,
will speak at Corinth Baptist
Church Sunday morning, July 2,
at 12:00 a. m., the regular prea
ching service hour. The public
is cordially Invited to attend this
Buys $50,000 War
lKr. O. B. Harris, Personnel
Official of the Vamoeo Mills at
Fraakllnton, was In Loulsburg
tbe post week and purrhased
?80,000 War Bonds for the
Vantyico Mill*. These bonds
are to count on the Franklin
Elects S. V. Hill
To Moi^ber?lil|i On Board of Ed
ucation; Also Elect* Chairmen
Of Township Committees
The Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Franklin County met
Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock
in the Court House at the call of
Chairman E. H. Malone. Those
present besides the Chairman and
Secretary, Mrs. H. W. Perry, were
H. T. Rogers, Harris township;
J. K. Tharrington, Youngsville
township; T, W. Boone. Cedar
Rock township, and A. F. John
son. Louisburg township.
Chairman Malone explained
that the call was for the commit
tee to elect a successor to the
lute R. P. Green, member of the
County Board of Education from
District No. 2, whose death oc
curred after the primary election
held on May 27 th, and to make
recommendation to the Legisla
ture fqr filling the term to begin
on April 1st, 1945. He read a
resolution from the Board of Ed
ucation recommending the ap
pointment of Mr. Sandy V. Hill,
of Youngsville township.
Motions being in order J. K.
Tharrington moved that S. V.
Hill- be elected to fill the unexpir
ed term of the late R. P. Green,
and also be recommended to the
Legislature for appointment for
the regular term to begin on
April 1st, 1945. The motion was
seconded by T. W. Boone and
The Secretary was directed to
give proper notice to the proper
parties of this action of the Com
The Chairman then suggested
that the Committee elect those
former chairmen of the several
township committees that did not
meet and elect their committees
and officers to membership and
as chairmen of their respective |
township committees for another
term. This also was placed in
motion by H. T. Rogers an^sec-1
onded by J. K. Tharrington and]
No other business of import- 1
ance coming before the commit
tee adjournment was taken;
Bonds Are Selling
Franklin County's total of bond;
sales- has been greatly increased
:by uddltion of purchases made by
several Arms in this County or j
which have branches here. The!
[Burlington Mills have allocated:
$50,000.00 (o Franklin County j
and the Sterling Cotton Mills i
have purchased $35,000.00 worth
of bonds. Other firms which have
added to our quota are Carolina
Power and Light Co., $5,000.00
and Colonial Store, Inc. $1,00.00. !
Although the addition of these
purchases will add greatly to our
over-all quota, we still are far!
behind in our quota for "E"|
Bonds. These must be bought
by individual ' citizens of the
County and everyone must do his
part if our quota is to be reached, j
AT PINEY GROVE
Revival services will be held at
Piney Grove Methodist Church
from July 3 through July, 9.
Reverend C. A. Jones will preach.
Services will be at 9:00 p. m.
daily except Saturday. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
WALTER G. KEARNEY
Henderson. ? Walter Gray
Kearney, 70, died at his home
here Tuesday afternoon after a
period of failing health.
He was a native of Franklin
County, a son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Shemuel Kearney, and was
a retired farmer.
Surviving are bis wife, Mrs.
Grace I. Kearney; a daughter,
Mrs. Charles W. Turner,' of Port
Republic^ Md.; a grandson, and
one sister, Mrs. Ida K. Burroughs,
fit Warren County.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Wednesday afternoon at 5
o'clock from the home here by
the Rev. E. Norfleet Gardner.
Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery
HONORED AT DUKE
Durham, June 26. ? Miss Elea
nor Beasley of Loulsburg was
among the 71 young women to
be honored recently by the Duke
University School v-f Nursing in
an Impressive capping ceremony,
donotlrg that she and her class
mates had completed six months
ot pre-cllnlcal training and study
in the school.
The ceremonial address was
given by Miss Oladys Bens, as
sociate director of nursing edu
cation in th? Russell Sage School
of Nursing, with Miss Margaret
Plnkerton, Duke's dean of nurs
ing, presiding. <
Miss Beasley Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Beas
ley, of Loulsburg. She attended
Louisburg College and Brevard
College, where she .#as editor ot
Clarion and membe; of Phi Theta
? O. Pay Dmr, Bmr
FOR SALE 1944 TOBACCO
USTA Sets Opening Dates
Of Markets; L. L. Grave
ly Elected President
Raleighir^Openlng dates for
1944 tobacco markets In Georgia,
Florida, the two Carollnas, and
Virginia and modifications of
several marketing regulations
Were adopted by the Tobacco As
sociation of the United States at
its 44th annual meeting here yes
The following opening dates
were set by the association:
Georgia-Florida Belt, Monday,
July 24; Border Belt-South Caro
lina Belt. Tuesday. August 1;
Eastern Belt. Monday, August 21;
Middle Belt, Monday, September
11; Old Belt, Monday, September
18; and Dark Virginia Belt, Mon
day. December 11.
The opening dates were adopt
ed as recommended by the sales
committee, headed by N. M.
Schaum of Wilson, and were ap
proved without a dissenting vote
from the more than 300 associa
tion members attending the ses
Also adopted unanimously was
the report of the marketing com
mittee, which included the fol
1. The speed of selling for all
markets shall not be in excess of
360 piles per hour, allowing a
tolerance not In excess of 15 piles
at the end of each sale, provid
ing the tolerance is necessary to
complete the selling of a farmer's
2. The maximum weight of a
pile shall be 300 pounds.
3. The selling period of the
Georgia Belt shall be four and
one-half hours per day per set of
4. On the South Carolina
Border Belt, the Eastern Belt, the
Middle Belt, and the Old Belt, the
selling time shall be three and'
one-half hours per day per set of
buyers, applicable only to mar
kets having less than three sets ?
5. All markets which in 1943
had three or more sets of buyers
shall be reduced by one set of
buyers on each such market, but
the selling time of each set of
buyers "will be so increased as
to give the same number of man
power hours that they would have
snjoyed before this reduction."
(All buying companies have
agreed to revert. to their original
schedule at the end of the "em
jrgency period.") \
6. That no further reduction in
the maximum weight of piles, rate
if speed for sales, or houra-per
iay of sales will be made on any
market in any flue-cured belt
luring the 1944 sieason.
Gravely Elected President
L. L. Gravely of Rocky Mount
was elected President of the asso
ciation for a two-year term, suc
ceeding A. B. Carrington, Jr., of
Danville, Va. New vice-presidents
of the association are Clyde B.
Austin of Greenville, John S.
Meade of Danville, Va.. and N.
M. Schaum of Wilson. J. L. Park
er of Rocky Mount is secretary
The following new members of
the Board of Governors were
elected: R. D. Thompson of
Richmond, Va., N. H. Hardy ot
Winston-Salem, P. K. Gravely of
Rocky Mount, Greenhow Maury,
Jr., of Richmond, Va., W. W.
Singletary of Lake City, S. C.,
Guy Smith of Greenville, R. Y.
Scruggs of Hahira, Ga., Fred Roy
ster of Henderson, E. V. Matthews
of Winston-Salem, and Jesse Hen
derson of Wendell.
JULY ABC BULBS
Chairman Carl Williamson of
the State ABC Board yesterday
issued this announcement ?f
July ration rules for ABO
"Coupons Nos. 29 and SO
will be valid at any time during
the month of July, 1944, for
one quart, or two pints, or one
fifth, or two- tenth* only of
domestic whiskey or Scotch.
"Coupons Nos. 81 and 88
will be valid at any tinae during
the month of July, 1944, for
for one quart, or two pints, or
one-fifth, or two-tenths of all
domestic brandy, or domestic or
Import Pd gin. Coupons Nos. 81
and 88 will be valid for one
fifth of Rocking Chair In Uea
of the abore ltmy. In other
words, Coupons Nos. 80, 30, 81,
and 88 wUl be valid at My time
during the month of July for
two-fifths of Hocking Chair at
the option of Ike holder.