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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, July 07, 1944, Image 1

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* ? ? ft ft A A ^ ?? ? KEEP OR ? WITH WM BONDS 2 riMEj KEEP ON -G I ^*ak^tk<Attke4c/ ?j WITH WAR BONDS 5 VOLUMN LXXV. $1.50 per year in /<1vance LOCISBURU, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1944 (Eight Pages) NUMBER SCHOOLS OPEN AUGDST28TH Franklin County Schools to Begin 1944-45 Term Aug. 28, Announced by Wiley F. Mitchell, Superintend ent The Franklin County Board of Education. In Its regular meeting Monday, July 3rd, set the open ing date ot schools of the County Administrative Unit for August 28, 1944. Opening at this date and allowing one week for Christr mas will permit the completion of the nine months* school term by May 11, 1945. Last year schools opened on August 23rd, took two weeks for Christmas holidays and completed the nfne months' term by May 11th. In order to cooperate with the farmers in providing as much help from the school children as possible, It was decided to open schools one week later In the Fall and reduce the holiday season. Teachers are allotted to the various districts on the basis ot average dally attendance, and not total enrollment. This means that every day your children are out of school, for any reason whatsoever, you are increasing the possibility of losing one or more teachers during the next school year. As a result of poor attendance last year, Franklin County teach er allotment tor the ensuing term has been reduced from 196 to 191 teachers. This reduction in tea ching personnel is going to seri ously handicap the program of work in several of our schools be cause of overcrowded classrooms. According to the total enrollment figures Franklin County has practically the same enrollment for the ensuing term as we hail last year, and if the parents will lend their cooperation there is a possibility that several of 'our schools could regain the teacher lost due to the vast number of absences during tho past school term. LOCAL LIONS WILL MEET WITH THE YOUNGSVILLE CLUB The Louisburg Lions and Llon-( esses will meet with the Youngs ville Club on the night of July 11, 1944 (or the iastallation of their ofHcers for the coming year and Ladies Night. The meeting will be Informal and every Lion 1b expected to bring his lady. . Lion Numa Freeman is Chair man of a Committee to arrange transportation and a way will be found for each Lfon and Lioness desiring to go. It will be nec essary tor each local Lion to no tify the Club Secretary not later than Friday, July 7, 1944 as to whether you are planning to go or not. ? 9MITHWICK-EVAN8 I Announcements as follows have been received in Louisburg: "Mr. and Mrs. Daniel White Evans request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Owen, to Robert Walter Smithwick, junior, Lieutenant, United States Army, on Saturday, the fifteenth of July, at half after eight o'clock in the evening, Rlvermont Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Virginia." The bride-to-be is one of Lynchburg's talented And popular young ladies who . enjoys the friendship of boat of admirers. ' The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Smithwick, and ig now among the armed for ces. He is one of Louisburg's popular young men and has many friends who will Join in extend ing congratulations to he and his bride. ? On Pay Day, Buy War Bonds? PROGRAM AT TILE LOUISBURG THEATRE The following Is the program at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin ning Saturday, July 8th: Saturday ? Russell Hayden In 'The Last Horseman,' and The Battle (or New Guinea 'Attack.' Also Tiger Woman. Sunday-Monday ? Marsha Hunt and Henry Trarers in 'N.one Shall Escape.' Tuesday ? Bellta, James Elli son, Henry Busse, Eddie Lebaron, Mltchel Ayres and Bands in 'Lady Let's Dfincc,' also The Phantofa.' Wednesday ? Errol Flynn and Julie Bishop in 'Northern Pur suit.' < Thursday-Friday ? Lucille Ball, Dick Powell and Virginia O'Brien In 'Meet The People.' County Commis sioners Meet u Report Delayed On Account Of Holiday Intervening The Board of County Commis sioners met Monday and con sumed practically the whole day solving and disposing of problems put before them. On account of the 4th of July holiday and the Wednesday half holiday the Clerk dtd not have opportunity to transcribe the minutes of the meeting, therefore they will not be found in this is sue of the FRANKLIN TIMES. It is hoped that they can be gotten for next week. Allies Advancing In Normandy supported by an artlUery Wage fdeMer i.h1n that whlc? shatter ed Marshal Rommel's Alamein defenses In Egypt vesfnrd? I ot La H?ye du Puits ' the f?ll of La Have re S arded as imminent Canarii??? flrT? ?rlnBlng fo> ward fn thelr captured 0Carpiq0unetSfnrn?idspined weTojVeT" ?nly t^ree miles eastern anchorTci? ?erman feSfSss Press fron^'0^ fr?m Associated ?ade" "was tha?us:da3bym?Geen |?r%rfU' th"" i ^Srsii: rica'n Dconquest!e ^ Heavy Fighting ??S3.'SS*^!:3Sf^w thirhe^Germans were fighting in lngLeadgHea9y0en?ne '?W hi" *ua^ Jo"?adquarters d'sclosed that St Jores, road and rail point ' six miles east of La Have h?H ged hands since th? ' chan took, it Mondal The Germ0118 again were thrown out of Jhtrl An' iri d,8patches "anukf gX,n,?rh0^f{?' | ?oUretpond raging 3S?4r:S?'4 miles, capturing Vergon two mHes below Carpiau? ?ni . 0 miles southwest of Caen ?Ur the Oer?lnad ??en abandoned by -ssrssi-ass British Advance thesmaH ^i"617 was shelling m?n rl L Perate band of Ger sswmsus. as firsss&r-525 j j the town thus ? COTTON BLOOMS The following cotton blooms hare been received since our last report: Lewis Jeffreys, colored, near Flat Rock church, brought In red and white blooms Thursday of last week. Ed Brodle and J. H. Neal, far ming just South of Louiaburg, brought In red blooms Friday. Alyia Davis, colored, of near Mapleville, brought In red blooms Saturday. | FLEER HOME FROM WAR TISgt. C. B. Perry, Jr., Fort ress Gunner, Given Sev eral Decorations A Louisburg man, member of the American Eighth Air Force, having completed 30 missions over Nail Europe as turret gun ner on a Flying Fortress, is home on leave. He is T-Sgt. C. B. Perry, Jr., whose parents live here, and he wears on his chest ribbons denoting the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, with three Oak J^eaf Clusters, and the Euro pean theatre of operations ribbon with the star of combat duty. Perry, who is 23, was inducted into the Army at Fort Bragg in August, 1942, and after a Private Hargrovelsh 10 days in the Army began his first training at St. Petersburg, Fla. Those first 10 days Perry didn't even know to what branch of the Army he was attached. He was glad when It turned out to be the Air Force. Foilowflng his Air Force basic at St. Petersburg, Perry received aerial gunnery instruction at Fort Myers. Fla., and was assigned as crew member on a new B-17. There followed hops and training flights to almost all the four corn ers of the United States as the crew learned to work, fight and live as a team. Flight Over Europe One day the Fortress took the long flight to England and on Nov. 3. 1943, Perry had his first mission over Europe. On May 11 of this year the Louisburg boy and his crew mates completed their 30th mission. During those six months Perry had missions over Augsburg, Stettin, Leipzig and three different times w&s over the Nazi capital itself. Though Perry's plane was dam aged on several occasions it al ways managed to get back, even if not to its home base every time. The men suffered wounds, too, and on one occasion a crew mem ber was killed at his post. Perry considers himself lucky to have iome back without a scratch. The Louisburg gunner said he guessed he had seen his share of luck. He said. "It's the boys who don't come back who deserve the credit." . Following a stay at the Air Forces rehabilitation center at Miami Beach, Fla., Perry will take additional aerial gunnery In struction and be assigned to an Air Force base as gunnery in structor. Red Cross Chair man Dead Had Distinguished Career As Diplomat Before Be coming Head of Red Cross Hot Springs, Va., July 2. ? Nor man H. Davis, 66-year-old Chair- ( man ot the American Red Cross and former diplomat, died early1 today of a cereblal hemorrhage. In 111 health for some time, Davis had been resting here from his duties as supervisor of the ex panded wartime Red Cross pro gram. Before becoming Red Cross chairman in 1938, he had served, in various diplomatic posts under i Presidents Wilson, Hoover and Roosevelt. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m., (Eastern War Time) Wednesday at Christ Church In Alexandria, Va., where George' Washington worshipped. Burial services will be private. In addition to beading the American Red Cross, Davis also was chairman of the board of governors of the League of Red Cross Societies, composed of the organizations of 61 nations. OTIS HOLDEN Youngsville. ? Otis Holdenv 39,1 died suddenly of a heart attack at: his home here Tuesday night. Surviving are his wife, the former Lillian Pearce; a daugh ter, Nancy Fay Holden; his moth er, Mrs. Docie Holden, a sister, Jessie Holden, and two brothers, Toble Holden of Youngsville, and S|Sgt. Fred Holden of Camp Blandlng, Fla. Funeral services were conduct ed Thursday afternoon at 6:00 o'clock from the graveside at Oak Level Christian Church ffear here by the Rev. S. E. Madren and the Rev. Mr. Hughes. The body re mained In state in the church an hour preceding the funeral. I You can have banana fritters and I'll take another slice of fresh home-made bread and butter. Franklin County Behind In Sale Of "E" Bonds Chairman Gaitiier M. Beam is calling on alU town ship chairmen to make a special effort to sell more "E" bonds. Franklin County's quota for "E" bonds is $178,000.00 and only $60,000.00 have been sold. This means that extra efforts will have to be exerted if we are to keep up our reputation for always selling our quota. ? ? Sandy Creek, Dunn No. 1, and Hayesville have sold their quotas. Dunn No. 1 had a quota of $11,500.00 and they have sold $12,850.00 to date. Hayesville had a quota of $13,000.00 and they have 'sold $13,400.00. These townships will continue to sell "E" bonds. Do your part, BUY A BOND TODAY. Carl Watkins, Jr. Receives Eagle Award The Eagle Award, the highest rank In Scouting, wag presented to Carl Watkins. Jr., at the Court of Honor that was held Sunday. Carl's father pinned the award on the sash, which rash was ful ly covered with different Merit Badges and awards that have been earned during the five years of service in Troop No. 20. One of the most outstanding recogni tion Carl has received as a Scout was when he was chosen to be come a member of the Flaming Arrow, a Boy Scout's Fraternity. Captain Warlick, a father of two Eagle Scouts, of Camp But ner. made a very impressive and interesting talk on the Scout's Oath and Law. Eugege Tomjinsbn, a cousin of Carl. and~ now a student at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., spoke on what his knowledge in Scouting has meant to him today.' He advised the boys to keep up the good work for they would be fully repaid) for the time spent. Merit Badges were presented to the following boys: Garland Muslan, Life Rank. Grady Harris, Jr., Firemanship. Larry Lewis, Cooking. George Davis, Woodwork and Home Repairing. Frank Rose, Jr., Woodcarving. Earle Murphy, Jr., Athletics. Nick Perry, Painting and Auto mobile. Mr. Louis )JVord, Chairman of Advancement Committee, was in charge of the program. HOLLYWOOD GRILL OPENS Hollywood Grill, Louisburg's newest drink and eating parlor, opened the first in the building next to the Loulsbufg Theatre. This new place is operated by Mr. W. H. Spencer, Proprietor, who assures the public the best service available. Mr. Spencer, who was a former resident of Louisburg, after spending some time at Newport News, Va., has returned to Louisburg to engage in business. He Is accompanied by his wife, the former Mrs. Mar guerite Finch.) MARRIAGE LICENSES Register of Deeds Alex T. Wood reports Issuing marriage licenses to the following couples during the month of June: WHITE- 'Paul Hudson Wil liams and Annie Lee Sledge, Cary M. Howard, Jr. and Jane Row land Fuller, Edwin Lawrence Miller, Jr. and Bregetta Carolyn Mechalka, Henry Lee West and Pauline Abbott, Edison Theodore Johnson nd Estelle Ayscue, Jesse F. Oglesby and Rebecca K. Pearce, ForreBt Smith and Louide: Chappell, George F. Hill, Jr. and Ida Mae Davis, Alvin B. Cham pion and Adell Wheeler, Jesse Bernon Williams and Pearlene Bell, Robert Jerome Sawyer and Frances Splvey, T. H. Dickens and Margaret Collins. COLORED ? Frederic Arrlng rington and Beulah Mae Evans, Herman Lee Foster and Bernice Thomas. Wm.'Conyers and Essie Mae Perry. ' , About six million bushels of corn will be brought in from South America in July, accord ing to reports. The corn will be shipped in by private importers. Plans for other shipments are not yet complete. Keep on buying War Borlds and hold on to all you buy. I ?. i . 'I Home-Coming Day Home-Coming Day will be ob served at Maple Springs Baptist Church, Sunday, July 9th, 1944. The following Is the program for the day: 11:00 a. m. Sunday School Hour: Speaker to be announced. 12:00 M: Worship Service: Hymn No. 212. Responsive Reading. No. 493. Prayer. Welcome Address: Mr. J. A. Wheless. Response: Mr. R. A. Strange. Hymn No. 282. Announcements. Offering Unto The Lord. Special Selection: By the Gor man Choir. * < Scripture Lesson. Sermon: By the Reverend E. M. Powell. Prayer. Hymn No. 146. Benediction. 1:30 p. m. Dinner on the Grounds. 2:30 p. m. Song Service. 3:00 p. m. Address: Rever end Fon Schofield. 3:30 p. m. Special Music. Hymn No. 117, "Bless Be The Tie That Binds." " ? Benediction. That day marks the beginning of their annual revival meeting for this church. Each of you are Invited to attend these services dally at 3:30 and S:30 p. m. Ref. John Edwards will be guest preached for the week. Go and take your friends. BENNETT I\ ALSTON Funeral services for Bennett Perry Alston, 63, of Epsom was conducted Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at Liberty Christian Church. The pastor, the Rev. J. E. McCauley, was assisted in conducting the services by the! Rev. Hay Holder, rector of Holy InnocentB Episcopal Church, of Henderson. Interment was in the church cemetery at Epsom. Mr. Alston died at his residence Wednesday morning after an ex tended illness. He was the son of the late Bennett P. and Caro line Alston. He was a member of Liberty Christian Church. Surviving are a brother, Walter J. Alston, of Henderson; and six sisters, Mrs. R. L. Bell, Mr8. G. W. Macon, Carrie, Bessie Lee, and Margaret Alston, and Mrs. W. G. Anderson, of Epsom. BIBLE SCHOOL AT WHITE LEVEL Vacation Bible School was held at White Level Baptist Church Monday. June 26 through Friday. The school was organized and le^ by Rev. Paul Chllders and wife. Average attendance for the week was 65. Each day refreshments were served to the children by dif ferent classes in Sunday School. Collection was taken each day for Missions, Hospitals and Or phanages. On Friday evening a picnic supper was enjoyed by a large crowd in the community and the children gave their par ents an idea of what they had learned during the week. ? On Pay Day. Buy War Bonds ? MISSING Sgt. John Edward Nelmp, Jr., U reported mj string In action in France, according to a telegram, received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nelnyi, of R 1, Loulsburg, from the War De partiqent Wednesday. He has been massing since June 15th, 1M4. Take Capital Of Marianas Garapan First Jap City To 1 Fall to Allies; Task Force j Hits Jap Isles United States Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor, July 4. ? American Marines and Army troops on Saipan Island have cap tured Garapan, administrative center of the Marianas, and the strategic Tanapag harbor, squeez ing the remaining Japanese forces on the island into a nine-square mile pocket, it was disclosed to day by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, who also announced task force raid on the Volcano Islands, 7,25 miles from Tokyo. Apparently throwing the full weight of their invading forces against the length of the island front, the Americans swept for ward on Sunday to capture Gara pan and the town and harbor of Tanapag on the west coast of the island, seize the mountain village of Atchugau in the center, and push northward to within four miles of Inagsa Point on the east coast. First Jup City Garapan, largest town on Sal pan, was the first Japanese city to fall to the Americans since the war began. The attack on I wo Jima in the Volcano group, the second on the island in a month, was carried out by a fast carried task force whose aircraft shot down 39 en emy fighters, probably bagged 16 more and probably destroyed or damaged at least 24 on the ground. The task force action against Iwo Jima and an attack by other carrier aircraft and naval surface units against Rota Island, 68' miles south of Saipan, also carried! out Sunday, apperently was co ordinated with the general often- j sive on Saipan to prevent enemy j aerial opposition. Seizure of Tanapag gave thei American forces a virtually land locked harbor, the best in the; Marianas, which should ease nia-< terially the problem of supplying the Saipan ground forces and providing shelter for the great task forces supporting the offen sive. Bury 7,312 Japs Nimitz disclosed that the ad vancing American forces had bur-| ied a total of 7,312 enemy dead.j part of the estimated original] 20.U00 defenders of the 71-' square-mile island only 1,496 j miles southeast of Tokyo. 'Postal Notes' to Make Their Ap pearance Soon Washington, July 2. ? Uncle! Sam's new, streamlined "Money Orders" will make their bow soon and a boom business is expected. I The money orders, to be known as "Postal Notes," will be issued in fixed denominations of 10 cents, 50 cents and $1 and up in multiples of 50 cents ? for amounts up to $10. Odd cents will be added by attaching postal note adhesive stamps. Congress authorized the notes in a little-publicized bill. Presi dent Roosevelt liked the idea and signed the measure and the Post 1 Office Department is preparing for a rush business. The notes will eliminate money order complications for millions of persons and save time, ex pense and sore arches. The fee for them will be a flat five cents, regardless of denomination, as against 10 to 19 cents for regular money orders. Purchasers will not be required to fill out application blanks. They simply will buy the notes, attach any necessary stamps and write in the name of the payee. They can be cashed at any post office on proper Identification. - About 70 per cent of the money order business is for amounts of $10"or less. Thus, the new notes will eliminate considerable ac counting, correspondence, money transfers required by the present system ? and a deficit. Of the 346,000,000 money orders issued annually, the Post Office Depart ment averages a loss of one cent each. This deficit for fiscal 1943 was $3,269,000. The nation tried the note sys tem once before? irom 1884 to 1894 ? and the number of orders issued doubled in that* period. YARN ON HAND The American Red Cross Pro duction Chairman has much yarn on hand to be knitted for our boys in Service. Please knit a sweater or some gloves now. The disposition of a man to re- i turn to the scene of his folly Is well nigh Irresistible. Nazis Falling Back Americans Continue Push Toward Livorno as Brit ish Near Port of Ancona . Rome, July 4. ? Allied armies registered gains of from four to more than eight miles-?long the entire 165-mile Italian front to day, overcoming bitter resistance of German suicide units In gome sectors. The Nazis offered particularly fierce opposition along the west coast, where an American infan ? try combat team stabbed north 1 ward from captured Ceclna to within 15 miles of Livorno (Leg horn) and within. 23 miles of the I edge of Pisa. At points the Yanks were re : ported within artillery range of i the enemy's Gothic Line defenses, ; running from the Pisa area across | the peninsula to Rimini on the , Adriatic. Eighth Army Gains The Eighth Army mopped up the entire area immediately north of Lake Trasimeno in hard fight ing, with some Nazi units resist ing "to the last man and the last round," an Allied spokesman said. Maglone, on the east side of the lake, was taken after a bitter struggle. In advancing to within eight miles of the Inland communica tions center of Arezzo, on a main highway to Florence. British and other Eighth Army troops inflic ted upon the Germans what were officially announced as the heav iest losses since the Hitler Line was broken. It was In this immediate area that Hannibal annihilated the trapped Roman army of 15,000 men more than 2,100 years ago. From historic Siena, occupied early yesterday almost without a fcght, French colonial infantry and American armored units pushed on to Florence, 31 airline miles a\vay, after pausing only long enough to raise their flags over the city. Only a small gar rison was left in Siena. Red Army, Frees Polotsk London. Wednesday, July 5. ? Indomitable Russian troops com pleted the capture of Polotsk In White Russia yesterday after hours of hand-to-hand fighting, whilg other Red troops drove 37 miles west of previously-announ ced positions and pointed a spear head directly at the ancient Pol ish city of Wino (Vllna), Moscow said today. With German defenses crumb ling all along, the 300-mile front, the vanguard"^ of Gen. Ivan Gag ramlan's First Baltic Army burst through the sparsely-settled lake country southwest of Polotsk and occupied the railway station of Konstantinov, 48 mHes northwest of Wllno. In this spreading offensive, Ba gramian's army also captured more than 300 other places, one of which, the district center ot Myerl, was within 10 miles of the Lativan border. Polotsk, already left far in the rear by the westward rush of the Red armies, was entered Monday by Bagramian's troops and was the scene of bitter street lighting with bayonets and small arms during the night. Nazis Repelled Moscow said that the Germans brought up reinforcements and tought fiercely to hold the city of 72,000, their largest remaining foothold on Soviet soil. At least 16 counterattacks were made by the Nazis, striking from their blockhouses and entrenchments behind barbed wire, but none ot these stopped the relentless ad vance of the Soviet tanks and In fantry. The end was Inevitable and the German radio finally announced that the Nazis had evacuated the city even before Its capture was announced by Premier Marshal Stalin in a special order of th? day. Altogether, nearly 900 places were captured during Tuesday's fighting, the Russian nightly com munique announced. Forty of these were on the northern front, where the Reds continued to drive back the Flnna northwest of Petrozavodsk. In White Russia the Red troops still were mopping up around the capital, Minsk, which was cap tured Monday, and even farther to the rear in the forests around Bobruisk. WOUNDED Tuesday's Nws-Obeerver car ried an Item statiag that Pfc. Claude E. Journegaft. brother Easley H. Journefad, Loulaburg, was wounded in the European area. ?On Pay Day, Buy War Boad* ? . You Can help The Boys at The Front By Buying War Bonds T f * \ v * *? ? 'y \aSL SftMlNHH

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