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LOUI8BURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, OCTOBER ?, 1944
ALLIES IN EUROPE
Armor Pours Through Siegfried Gap
Over Two Miles Wide; Patton's Men
Storm Into Fort Driant, Mighty Bas
tion Guarding Metz and Reich's Saar
Basin; Munic, Brenner Pass Bombed
Supreme Headquarters Allied
Expeditionary Force, Oct. 4. ?
Squadrons of hard-hitting Amer
ican tanks which had been held
back for two days while Dough
boys hacked a yawning hole in
the Siegfried Line north of Aach
en were sent charging through
the breach today to blast German
secondary defenses and help
clear the path of Lt. Gen. Court
ney H. Hodges' First Army to the
Pouring into a gap two and a
half miles wide in the vaunted1
Westwall, the Yanks tonight were
fighting through minefields, tank
traps and hastily-built rifle pit*
more than two miles inside the
border of Germany after having
thrown back three weak enemy
counterattacks In the early morn
? Nazi Reserves Short
Front dispatches said the Nazi
commanders, for all their desper
ate need to halt the burgeoning
Allied drive at the heart of the
industrial Rhineland, did not
have enough first class troops to
throw against Hodges' crack in
fantry divisions and tremendous
reserves of armor.
More than 100 miles to the
south In France, Lt. Gen. George
S. Patton's Third Army veterans
fought bitter hand-to-hand duels
inside Fort Driant, a great rabbit
warren of defenses guarding the
vital city of Metz from the west
bank of the Moselle River.
After Yank troops stormed in
to the gun-studded fortress and
began driving the Nazis out of
underground tunnels with blazing
oil, the enemy rallied from hid
den machine-gun and rocket nest3
wlthhi the mlle-and-a-half long
maze and a deadly close-quarter
battle raged into the night.
While headquarters announced
-officially that the fort ? one of
several similar strongholds pro
tecting Metz ? had been captured,
a field dispatch from Edward Ball
of The Associated Press said
that the Nazi garrison, composed
of former students of the German
officers school at Metz, still was
putting up "fierce resistance."
The American officer command
ing the attack told Ball, however,
that he was optimistic his shock
troops would stay inside Fort
Driant this time. They were
thrown back in their first attack
last week after fighting across a
moat guarding the fort.
Metz, which never has been ta
ken by storm in all its war-torn
history, stands between Patton's
forces and the Saar basin ot Ger
many 30 miles to tile east.
Allied Supreme Headquarters,
London, Oct. 4. ? The guns fell si
lent and long lines of French ci
vilians began evacuating the
blood-soaked soil of Dunkurqu-3
today under a fantastic 48-hour
The Canadian First Army gran
ted the German commander, Rear
Adm. Frisius, 36 hours to clear
out the civilians and another 12
hours to^eplace minefields lifted
for the evacuation.'
Ends Friday Morning
The truce ends at 6 a. m. Friday
and inside Dunkerque tonight
huddle an estimated 10,000 Ger
mans awaiting the fate which the
gallant British expeditionary
force and' remnants of the French
army escaped on that same bat
tlefield In the black days of 1940.
Dug In around the port are Lt.
Oen. H. D. G. Crerar's Canadians,
anxiously countin'g the seconds
until "xero hour" for the final all
out attack to avenge at long last
the gallant handful of men who
held the once-proud Wehrmacht
while an entire army escaped to
the safety of Dover's white cliffs.
Ahead1 of them lay the same
white beaches where Gen. Sir
Harold B. L. G. Alexander, a
proud figure in whipcord and pol
ished boots, built sand castles
while the Germans vainly tried
to prevent the mostly fleet of fish
ing boats and cabin cruisers from
hauling 335,000 men to safety
more than four years ago.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
Rev. H. S. Cobey, rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church, announ
ces "The Joy of Discovery" as his
text for the Sunday morning ser
vice at 11a. m., on the 18th Sun
day after Trinity. There wjll
also be services at 8 and 9:45 a.
m. Young People's Service Lea
gue at 7 p. m. and Youth Ange
Jus Dally at 6 p. m.
All are Invited.
? On Pay Day, Buy War Bond* ?
Funeral services (or Pfc. Eliz
abeth G. Timberlake, WAC, were
held from the home of her pat
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Timber-]
lake, Sr.. south of Louisburg,
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
conducted by Dr. A. Paul Bagby.
pastor of Loulsburg Baptist
Church, and interment was made
in Oakwood Cemetery.
An Army bus loaded with
WACS and soldiers came over
from Camp Butner and attended
the services. At the graveside
they performed the regular Army
funeral honors and rites, in a
most impressive manner.
Surviving are her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Timberlake, Sr.,
two brothers, J. P. Timberlake.
Jr., and Charlie Timberlake. and
three sisters, Miss Lucy G. Tim
berlake. Christine Timberlake.
and Mrs. J. Y. Cooper, all of
Miss Timberlake joined the
WACS something over a year ago
and was stationed at Waco, Tex
as. Taken ill she was sent to
the hospital there and later sent
to McClosky General. Hospital at
Temple, Texas, where she under
went an appendix ?operation from
which she never recovered. Her
mother was with her at the end,
and accompanied the body home. |
Corpl. Joyce Hamilton. of the
Army WACS escorted the remains
to Louisburg, which arrived Tues
day afternoon, and attended the
funeral services. The pretty cas-:
ket was draped with "Old Glory."
The floraj. tribute was espec
ially large and pretty. "
The pall bearers were: Parham
Gupton, W. L. Lumpkin, P. W.
Elam, H. S. Wiggins, Herbert;
Fuller and Dr. W. C. Perry.
War Bonds have been bought in
Franklin County honoring the fol
lowing men and women, who are
in the armed services.
Lt. Col. Frank W. Wheless, Jr.,
Moore General Hospital, Swai:
nanoa, N. C., Sgt. Mary Harris
Freeman, Army Air Base, Max
ton, N. C., Ben Clay, S|c, Over
seas, John Clay, Phm. l|c. Naval
Hospital, Little Creek, Va? Pvt.
Roy Jones. Belgium, Lt. Col. C.
B. Sturges, France, Minor Gouv
erneur. Overseas. Capt. George
Lumpkin, New River, N. C., Beau
ford, Harris, New Guinea, and
George Freeman, Camp Jackson,
At this time, Lt. Col. Frank
W. Wheless, Jr. has the largest
amount of bonds bought in hi;)
honor with Pvt. Roy Jones run
ning a close second.
Union Warehouse is leading
the bond sales with a total of
1875.00. In Planters' Warehouse,
$775.00 in bonds have been
bought and $650.00 in bonds have
been bought in Southside Ware
house. A total of $2,300.00 in
bonds have been sold in the 3
It is expected, as the tobacco
season progresses and the farm
ers meet their obligations, thai
the above totals in bond sales
will be greatly increased1 and the
name of every boy and girl la
service from Franklin County
will be placed on the HONOR
ROLLS in the warehouses.
The buying of bonds in honor
of the boys and girls in servUe
is not limited to farmers, there
fore, if you do not have any to
bacco to sell, go to one of the
booths in Union, Planters or
Southside Warehouses and make
your application to buy a bond
honoring the person of your
choice. Buy War Bonds "FOR
VICTORY NOW ? FOR YOU
The pastor will preach at both
the morning and evening services
Sunday School convenes at 8:45
a. m., led by Prof. I. D. Moon. ,
The Methodist Youth Interme
diate group meets at 7:00 p. m.
The visiting minister, Rev. Ed
gar B. Fisher, will bring his first
message Monday night at 8:00
Tell othera;- bring your friends.
FOR FIRST CLASS PRINTING
CALL PHONE 2S3-1
Revival Services at
RKV. KDGAR B. FISHER
Special Revival Services at the
Louisburg Methodist Church be
gins Monday night. October 9th.
at 8:00 o'clock, and will continue
through the following Sunday.
The Rev. Edgar B. Fisher is
the visiting Minister. Mr. Fisher
is a member of the North Caro
lina Comeiene* of the Methodist
Church aud has served Chestnut
Street Methodist Church in Lum
berton during the past four years.
As pastor aud preacher he has
won his way Into the hearts >)f
For several consecutive sum
mers Mr. Fisher taught in the
Youth Assemblies at Louisburg|
There will be one service each[
day unless special announcement
is made at the services. Prof. I.
D. Moon will be in charge jf
Please tell your friends about
this meeting. A welcome is ex
tended to all.
L Mrs. W. C. Alexanu? . , of Dur-.
ham, National Executive Com-j
mitteewoman, Miss Arelia Adams.!
Department Secretary, and Mrs. |
Oeorge Iseley, Department Fin-,
ance Chairman and Past Depart- 1
ment President, will be guests and
speakers at the regular meeting
of the American Legion Aujflllary
Friday evening. October 6th. I
1944 at 8 o'clock in the Court!
House. All members and pros
pective members are invited and
urged to attend this meeting and'
learn from our National and
State Officers what the organiza
tion really stands for and what
opportunity for service awaits us.
Every member come and bring ?
Jessie Taylor Harris, Secy.
Rev. S. E. Mercer, pastor, re
ports a very fine revival service
in progress at the Franklinton
Methodist Church. The attend
ance, he states, is unusually good
and the people are greatly enjoy
ing the preaching of Rev. F. D.
Hedden. and; the singing and
song leadership of Rev. Bruee
Parents of bo^s from 9 to 12
years of age who are interested
in -enrolling their son in the Cub
Scout Pack of Louisburg will
meet In the Commissioners room
at the Court House, Friday niglit
at 7:30 o'clock.
W. D. EOERTON,
LIBRARY BOARD TO MEET
The Franklin County Library :
Board will hold a regular meet
ing Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, at 1
8 o'clock in the Library. All
members please attend.
Mrs. Hugh W. Perry, Sec'y. 1
Words cannot express our sin
cere appreciation to all who ren
dered such valuable service to us
In wolftlp and' deeds In the loss of
our dear wife and mother. They
will always be tenderly remem
PETER DEAN & FAMILY.
Rev. S. E. Mercer, pastor of t
the Frankllnton Methodist Church
wishes to extend to you a very 1
cordial invitation to attend its I
services and to Joii In its actlvl
ties. , I
Its regular weekly schedule Is i
as follows : V i
Sunday School, l:4B a. m.
Morning Worship a? 11 o'clock.
Young People's Meeting at
Evening Worship at I o'clock.
ORDERED TO PAY TAX
ES AND PENALTIES
Receives Report^ Approves
Road Petition; Appoints
Deputy Tax Collectors;
Adjusts Sale of Perry
Property; Draws Jury
The Board ot County Commis
sioners for Franklin County, N.
C. met in the Commissioners
room on Monday 2nd of October
The following Commissioners
J. Z. Terrell. Chairman; How
ard Pearce; Percy W. Joyner; T.
S. Dean; Harvey T. Bartholomew.
The minutes for the August
meeting were read and approved.
The following reports were re
ceived and ordered filed:
Dr. S. P. Burt. County Health
Officer; Lillie Mae Braxton, Home
Dem. Agent; W. C. Boyce, Farm
Agent; C. D. Hagwood, Supt.
County. Home; Mrs. J. F. Mitch
iner, Supt. Welfare; H. H. Price,
Negro Farm Agent; Mildred Pay
ton, Negro Home Dem. Agent.
The Board with the assistance
of the Sheriff drew a jury for the
two week's civil term of Franklin
Superior Court. A list will ap
pear elsewhere in the FRANKLIN
Mr. Otis Burrows filed a peti
tion with the Board requesting
Motion by Com. Bartholomew,
seconded by Com Pearce and duly
carried that the petition be ac
cepted and the Clerk was author
ized to, write the State Depart
ment in regards to the petition.
Resolution at September meet
ing relative to sale ol S. J. Perry
land to Hubert I-. Perry was res
cinded on the basis of the follow
ing letter which was read:
Sept. 14, 1944
Mr. John P. Matthews,
County Attorney Franklin Co.,
Loulst^urg, N.s C.
I find myself unable to comply
with my bid for the S. J. Perry
property near New Hope, in Har
ris Township, Franklin County
being the property described in
the Tax Judgment recorded in
Judgment Docket 3, page 194, Of
fice of C. S. C., Franklin County,
now owned by the said County of
Franklin, and I hereby release
the said County of Franklin of
all liability and obligation by rea
Mr. O. L.. Arnold has agreed
with me to allow my wife and
children to remain on this prop
erty during the winter of 1944-45,
provided he can purchase the
same and I will be very glad it
the County will gee fit to convey
this property to Mr. Arnold, who
desires to purchase same at the
same price that this property was
offered to me.
Yours very truly,
Witness: J. E. Malone, Jr.
Motion by Com. Bartholomew
and seconded by Com. Dean and
duly carried that motion men
tioned be rescinded.
Motion by Com. Joyner and sec
onded by Com. Bartholomew and
duly carried that the land describ
ed above be sold to Mr. O. L. Ar
nold for same price as offered to
Hubert Perry. Terms Cash..,
Mr. Sonnie S. Williams appear
ed before the Board in regards to
renting the Pearlie Wiggs tract
of land, situated in Dunn Town
ship, Flanklin County, N. C.
Mr. John F. Matthews read a
letter from Mr. J. W. Bunn. At
torney for Wake Forest College,
requesting all penalties for taxes
on the Leggett Store Building be
removed. After which said taxe^
would be paid.
Motion by Com. Joyner that the
penalty be removed. No s.econd.
Motion by Com. Bartholomew,
seconded by Com. Pearce and car
ried that the taxes be paid with
all penalties added. Voting 'Ayes'
tor the above motion: Terrell,
Dean, Bartholomew, Pearce. 'No':
The bond of S. O. Wilder, Tax
Collector, was presented to the |
Board and was unanimously ap- I
Mr. E. H. Malone, Attorney for
the Board' of Education of Frank- I
lin County appeared before the ]
Board and announced intention
3f Board of Education to aban- i
don the Old Oarage building be
hind the Franklin County Jail, I
Motion by Com. Joyner and' sec
onded by Com. Pearce and duly '
carried to sell land on which
Board of Education building is i
located, exclusive of building af
ter 30 days advertising joint saio,
Board of Education selling build
ing. Value of land to be deter
mined after sale. Com. Dean i
Mr. O. T. Woodlief appeared .
before the Board in regards to i
tax value on a 264 Ms acre tract i
of land situated in Franklinton
Township. Mr, Woodlief was in
HAPPY WARRIOR DIES
ALFRED E. SMITH
Funeral Service For Alfred
E. Smith Will Be Held in
New York Saturday
New York. Oct. 4. ? Alfred E.i
Smith, the "Happy Warrior" with
the brown derby who rose from
the sidewalks of Manhattan's East
Side to the New York governor-'
ship and the 1928 Democratic;
Presidential nomination, died at
He would have been 71 onj
A solemn requiem mass will be
celebrated for Smith et 11 a. ni.i
Saturday at St. Patrick's Cathe-i
dral, with burial in the family
plot at Calvary Cemetery. Queens. |
Preceding the mass the body will |
lie in state at the cathedral from
2 p. m. Friday in a tribute to thc-1
former governor, as a prominent
layman of the church. The fun
eral will be simple; there will be]
no honorary pallbearers and no
Seriously III Since August
Smith died at Rocefeller Insti
tute Hospital which he entered
on Sept. 22 and where the last
rites of the Catholic Church had
been administered last Saturday
by Bishop J. Frances A. Mcln
tyre. He had been seriously ill
since mid-August, but close
friends said his health had failed
constantly since the death o? his
wife last May 4.
His condition showed som;
slight improvement /esterdav
when his fever diminished and he
became conscious of his surroun
dings. Last night, however, ha
again began to sink and six phy
sicians were called into consulta
Death came at 6:2S this morn
ing. only 20 minutes after his
personal physician, Dr. Raymond
P. Sullivan, had announced that
Smith was failing rapidly and
that the family had been sum
United War Fund Franklin County
All quotas for the Franklin1
County United War Fund have
been assigned and accepted l>y|
the various community and town!
chairmen, sates Walter Fuller, As
sistant County Chairman. Pub
licity material for distribution in
the homes was mailed out the
middle of the week. The United
War Fund is a most worthy
cause, 61c 'of the donated dollar
going to siipply essential war
time needs of our own fighting
forces, 38c of the donated dollar
going to supply essential wat
needs of allied, conquered and
liberated nations, with only lc out
of the donated dollar going for
administrative purposes. People
of Franklin County have always
heqn most generous in their res
ponse to all appeals of a charita
ble nature. The following chair
men and quotas are today an
nounced by Dr. A. Paul Bagby
and Walter Puller, Co-Chairmen;
J. T. Griffin
C. T. Hudson j
Mrs. F. A. Read
Mrs. J. W. Neal
Mrs. O. W. Perry
W. W. McClure
Rev. Rex Campbell
L. H. Dickens
Mrs. C. E. Moore
Mrs. B. C. Johnson
J. U. Massey
H. K. Baker
C. C. Brown and
Mrs. F. W. Justice
Mrs. M. C. Wilder
Rev. McFadden and
Dr. A. Paul Bagby
H. T. Rogers and
D. M. Pearce
ormed that It would be necessary
or him to meet with the Board
The following Tax (Deputy)
Collectors were appointed by the
A. A. Pernell, Hayesvllle and
Sandy Creek Townships.
Spencer Gilliam, Gold Mine and
Cedar Rock Townships.
H. G. Jones. Frankllnton and
After allowing a number of In
voices the Board' adjourned.
I\ T. A. TO MEET
The FRANKLIN TIMES Is ro
luested to state that there will
je a meeting of the Ersom P. T.
A. on Tuesday, Gri. 10th, 1944
it 8 p. m. All pa rants are urged
?On Pay Day, Buy War Bonds ?
The pa9tor will preach at both
hours on Sunday ? in the mornins
on "The Demand of the Church
on Student Life," and in the
evening on "The Meaning of
Qod's Presence." Every one is
cordially invited ,to these ser
The Sunday School hour Is
9:45 a. in. There is a class for
everyone from 2V4 years to 100 ?
good classes and consecrated
Worship God and live
9:45 a. m. ? Bible School.
11:00 a. m. ? Morning Worship.
7:30 p. m. ? Evening Worship.
Notice the change from 8:00
o'bloclc to 7:30 for the Evening
Patronise TIMES AarsrUMrt
GOOD GRADES SELLING
Louisburg Tobacco Market
Broke Block Wednesday;
All Smoking Types Sell
ing Good; Market Still
Although the Louisburg Tobao-*
co Market succeeded in breaking
the block that has lasted continu
ously since opening, on Wednes
day afternoon, by approximately
three minutes, the floors are still
filled with tobacco, both sold and
With the exception of a few
off grades or non-descript, to
bacco hag" been selling well all
the week, and especially so with
all smoking types, according to
Sales Supervisor James Speed.
The holiday ordered by the to
bacco sales committee for North.
Carolina requires no further sales
be made on Mondays until the
present congestion is over. At
proper time announcement of the
resumption of Monday sales will
General satisfaction has pre
vailed all week, said Sales Super
visor James Speed, and Louisburg
is selling quite a lot of the weed.
The demand is much stronger
than the ability of the Companies
to clear the sales each day.
Bring your tobacco on t?
LOUISBURG when its ready and
our buyers, business men and
warehousemen will take care o ?
your It's your "FRIENDLY MAR
The Franklin County Pair op
ened its 30th annual (air to a
packed midway Monday, Oct. 2.
The numerous shows and rides
are all there and in full swing for
the amusement of all.
The A. M. P. Showc on the mid
way are well lighted and with tho
red fronts and paintel canvas
have a real chance to go back to
The Ferris Wheel is still up
in the air and the same wild
horses are doing their stuff on
The management of the Fair
was advised by County Agricul
tural Dept. that they had instruc
tions to be interested only in tho
things that the farmers were
most interested in cotton and to
bacco so this years exhibits are
the World's Best Tobacco and
The Secretary was unable to
Interest 4-H or other club work
although handsome premiums
were offered. It is hoped that
some day Franklin County will
be interested in diversified farm
ing and have as our slogan "The
World's Best Farmers" and some
tobacco too, instead of the
world's finest tobacco and tha
State's poorest farmers.
The Fair is the place to show
the county what you have done
it home. The Fair will continue
through the week with Saturday
free to all colored children under
12 years of age.
Saturday as in years before will
be a special day for the colored'
Come every night and have a
good time at the Pair.
Information was received At
Ix>ulsburg this week, the
TIMES is infornyd, that the
Little River Ice Co. has secur
ed the Standard OU Co. lot near
the crossing of State highway
39 and the 8. A. L. Railway
and will begin the erection of
an Ice Plant for Louisburg In
tl)e near future.
PROGRAM AT this
The following Is the program
it the Loutsburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, Oct. 7th:
Saturday ? Gene Autry and
Smiley Burnette In 'The Big
Show' and Eddie Dew and' Fuixy
Knight in 'Trail To Ounsight.'
Owl Show Sat. ? 'Cry of Tha
Sunday ? Anne Baxter and Tho
mas Mitchell in 'The Fighting
Monday-Tuesday ? Ann Sothern
and John Hodlak in 'Maisie Goes
ro Reno.' Also March of Time.
Wednesday ? Big Boy Williams
lane Frazee, Red River Dave.
Hoosier Hot Shot* and Jimmy
Wakely and his Cowboys in
Swing In The Saddle.'
Thursday - Friday ? Eleanor
Powell, Dennis O'Keefe, Woody
Herman and Band, Cab Calloway
and Band, W. C. Fields, Bn??M
Pallette and Sophie Tucker In