The Franklin Times
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A. P. JOHNSON, EAltar iM H*aa?er
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
SUBSCRIPTION |1A0 Per Tea*
LOUISBL'UG, N. C? E BID AY, MAY 8, 192.',
(10 PAGES THIS WEES)
N I.WEEK 13
Wait 30 Days To Advertise
Property For Taxes
Jailor Keqiilred to Make Weekly Be*
l>orts?Many Reports Betelied?M.
C. (>upton Re-elected Road Com
missioner?List Takers Take Oath
And Receive Instructions.
The Board of County Commission,
ers met in regular session on Mon
day with all members present. After
reading and approving minutes of
previous meeting the following busi
ness was disposed 9t:
$1.00 was placed in the general pur
pose fund by Arthur Strickland for
scrap timber sold at bridge.
On motion the Clerk was Instructed
to provide return tickets, including
pullman tickets, for as many old sol
diers as are here to go to the Re.uni
lcn in Dallas ,Texas, on May 16, 1925.
The Sheriff was instructed to defer
the advertisement of real estate for
taxes for a period of one month only.
Correction was made on land of the
Commercial Bank and Trust Co., in
Cypress Creek township, there being
error in the acreage.
W. M. Person was allowed draw
hack for $100.00 on taxes because of
flre loss of Moore's mill property.
The following township road Com
missioners reports were received and
l.icd: Cedar Rock Cypress Creek,
Saujy Creek, Gold Mine.
a.. rction returns of Gold-Sand
fccbc-i election were received, and up
on ca;.v. ss the same was declared not
Report of Dr. J. E. Malone, County
Health Officer, was received and filed.
The valuation of a tract of land be
longing to A. W. May was put at $924,
there having been an error in listing
The report or E. U. ferry, superin
tendent of Public Welfare, was re
ceived and filed, and the following re
comendatlons adopted: That Bonnie
Alston be placed on outside pauper
list at $3.00 per month; that Mrs. Iva
Ray's mother's aid be cancelled, she
having moved from the county.
Report of J. A. Hodges, Auditor,
was received and filed. " ' .
Report of Miss Daisy Caldwell,
Home Demonstration Agent, was re
ceived and filed, and $50.00 was al
lowed to buy office equipment for her
On motion it was ordered that the
jailor be required to furnish the CJerk
of the Court and the Clerk to the
Commissioners each Monday an item
ized statement in detail of his ac
counts, and his failure to do ao, will
make his account his own expense.
Roberson Nicholson was relieved of.
pell tax for 1924, for physical disabil
The Sheriff was Instructed to set
tle the Faulkner tax, on a basis of
The Board agreed to continue the
Mother's Aid for another year.
Petition was presented asking the
Commissioners to make appropriation
for bridge at Ransom's Bridge, but
the Board being advised that they had
no legal authority to build bridges
outside of the county, tabled the peti
Report of Cole Savage, Farm Agent,
was received and filed.
Ordered that the Sheriff be Instruc
ted to have Furney Hall kill his dog
01 pay for pigs killed by dog.
The following list takers took the
oath and received Instructions fcom
the Board: W. F. Leonard, W. L.
Lumpklns, J. B. Wilder, W. H. Macon,
John W. Neal, J. Fred Perry, S. H.
Boone, Alton Wilder. The following
prices were fixed for listing: Corn
$5.00 per barrel, cotton ,9100.00 per
bale, meat 20 cents a pound, lard 20
cents a pound, peas $3.00 per bushel,
wheat 92.00 per tpisbel, fodder 91.25
per hundred. Shredded stuff 75 cents
M. C. Oupton was reappointed a
road Commissioner for Sandy Creek
township for a term of three years.
It was ordered that the County
Health Officer place all drugs In the
hands of the Superintendent of the
County Home for the Inmates.
The Sheriff was asked to co-operate
with Commissioners Strickland and.
Dean to sell the scrap stuff at the Jail.
Eddie Oupton was relieved of poll
tax permanently?he being disabled
On motion It was ordered that the
County loan Its credit to the Board
of Education for money noeded for
buildings in the schools of the county
until same can be secured from the
State building fund.
Upon order $1,550.00 was transfer
red from bridge account to Jail ac
Commissioners Strickland and Dean
were Instructed to secure a man to
make up the township tax books at a
price not to exced $500.00.
After allowing a number of claims
the Board adjourned to Its next regu
PREACHING AT KATE8YILLE
We are reqneated to anaoaace that
Her. Loclue Bran* will ooadaet ear.
t1c?* at Katearlll# oa the Second Sua.
day la Hay at S o'clock p. la. Erery
Jjcdy la laltad to attend.
NOL PROS WHIS
Eleven Cases Disposed Of
Case of Trespass Against Rol>ert Fer
ry Re-Instated?Floyd Pearce and
Charlie Pearce Not Guilty.
Judge Q. M. Beam had quite a full
day In Recorders Court Monday, not
sc much in number of cases as In the
length of time taken in the trial of
several of them. Solicitor Person
taking the position that there was
some doubt as to the authenticity of
the evidence the State had against
several violators of the prohibition
law, took nol pros with leave, entries
lr. several. The cases disposed of
were as follows:
State vs Floyd Pearce, adw, ccw,
guilty, SO days on roqdB, upon pay
ment of costs execution not to issue
until further orders of_the coort.
State vs Floyd Pearce, adw, with
jntent to kill, not guilty.
'.State vs Henry Strickland, upw, nol
State vs Ed GUI, upw, nol pros.
State vs George White, upw. nol
State vs John Bennette, removing
crops, guilty, defendant to pay $19.10
to G. A. Alford and costs.
State vs Joe Webb and Lercy Ban
ton, vagrancy, guilty, 30 days in jail,
upon payment of cOBts and defendants
going to work, execution not to issue
untU further orders of the court.
State vs Charlie Pearce, 1 and r, not
State vs J. W. Champion, assault,
pleads guilty, 12 months on roads, up
on payment of costs execution not to
issue until further orders of the court.
State vs J. S. Place, upw, pleads
guilty, fine $10 and the costs.
State vs Robert Perry, trespass, mo
tion by Solicitor to reinstate this case
and that capias Issue, allowed.
TOWN COMMISSIONE RS MEET
The Board of Town Commisloners
met in regular session on Friday night
with all present except Leonard. Af
ter reading and approving the minutes
of the previous meeting the following
business was transacted:
The report of B. H. Meadows, Chief
of Police, was received and ordered
filed. He reports collecting costs
$54.20; licenses $68.50; fines $10.00.
Report of Theo. Hassell, Clerk, was
received and filed. He reports var
ious collections amounting to $4,331.
The report of the Registrar and poll
holders for the primary was received
and ordered recorded.
The outgoing Mayor Mr. L. L. Joy
ner who has served the town of Louis
burg for the past ten years, and the
outgoing Commissioners who have
served for the past two years, request
that the following be placed both up
on the minutes and through the col
umns of the paper that it has been a
pleasure to have served sgid town,
and all of its present employes. They
wish to announce that they possess
the utmost confidence In the ability
and Integrity of said employes, and
cheerfully recommend them for hav
ing been loyal, faithful and honest to
the town and all of its concerns.
After allowing a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned to Its next
meeting on Thursday, May 7th.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS
The Board of Education met in reg
ular aeaalon with A. F. Johnson, W.
A. Mullln, J. H. Joyner, T. H. Dickens,
and E. L. Green present. The mln.
utes of last meeting were read and
A petition from the Albion Academy
in Franklin ton asking the Board to
appoint and support a high school
teacher in this school for nine months,
was presented. This being a private
institution the Board took no action
in the matter. However, the Board
agreed that in all communities where
there were colored children eligible
for high school, that the three or more
teacher schools In these communities
would be required to do high school
work. In this way the high school
Instruction for the colored children
will be taken care of, until a suffic
ient number will justify separate high
In order to begin immediately the
building program for Bunn and Cedar
Rock-Cypress Creek Districts, the
Board petitioned the County Commis
sioners to borrow the money for these
two projects until the money could
be secured from the State Building
Upon petitions of the local school
boards ot^Fine Ridge and Pilot, these
districts were consolidated with the
Bunn District This was done with
the understanding that all schools are
to run the same length of school term,
and Indebtedness of all the districts
be paid from the SOc tax and the
After allowing a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned.
R F. Collins of Wake County bought
a brood bow for $100 and sold $900
worth of pigs from her In three years.
He believes In swine growing, reports
county agent J. C. Anderson
to The Franklin
$!.$? Peg Year in
TEN POUND COLLAPSIBLE BOAT FOR
. MAC MILLAN EXPEDITION
Wh)? WorWI Photo
A ten pound collapsible robber Ms boat which folds up into a small path
ace and which when Inflated win support 750 pounds. A similar boat to this
will be taken along with the MacMllaa Arctic Expedition. Photo shows
Lieut Commander R. B. Byrd deuio?listing the inflation of the ten pound
rubber boat by hand bellows in four minutes' time. When blown up the tine
boat measures TV4 by 4% feet and will support 750 pounds.
TO BE RENTED
Jio Delivery Point For Lonlsborg
Coning Season For Tobacco.
Information was received in Louis,
burg the past week to the effect that
the Tri-State Tobacco Growers Co-op
erative Marketing Association would
not attempt to operate a receiving sta
tion at Loulsburg for the season 1925.
26, because of the light deliveries to
the local warehouse the past season
together with the prospects for the
deliveries the coming season. We un
derstand the Association is consider
ing leasing the warehouse they have
at this point to be used by someone
else the coming season.
This information came as the result
of a report on the streets that the
house would hot be operated and a
committee from the Business Men's
Association taking the matter up with
the authorities who informed them
that the warehouse could be rented.
LOI'ISBIRG COLLEGE GLEE CLUB
Friday evening, May 1, In the high
school auditorium, the Glee Club un-:
der the direction of Mrs. A. W. Mohn
presented a delightful musical comedy
'The Crimson Eyebrows." The cur
tain revealed the Emperor's palace
garden In the Flowery Kingdom; and
no pains had been spared to produce
the mystic glamor of the East. A real.
Chinese flag was unfurled over the |
lovely dancing, girls as they wove in,
and out among Intricate steps of the I
Chinese dance. In this oriental it. |
mosphere was worked out a charming
little plot In which the love of Ting
Ling, the daughter of the former em
peror, and of Ftnchong the leader of
"The Crimson Eyebrows," finally tri
umphed over the Intrigue and ha'rod
c: Wang Mang, the usurping Emper
or. The following cast of characters
was made with clsciiminatlng taste;
Princess Ttag Ling, ds ight ?' of the
former En.per.tr?Katie Richardson
Ah Me, Ting Ling's cousin?Julia
Wang Mang, the usurper Emperor?
Y1 Kang. the court astrologer, nick,
named "Star Eye"?Marys Klnsland.
Ko Moo, a distant relative of Ting
Ling's, nicknamed "Old Buddha"?
| Carter Crant.
' Fanchong, leader of "THE CRIM
SON EYEBROWS"?Elisabeth Hughes
Hlng Lee, an officer of the court; in
reality a spy of Fanchong's?Sarah
Yen Chen, an accomplice of Wang
Meng's who Impersonates "Neptune''
Chinese Girls?Janice Ballentlne.
Eva Draper, Miriam Edgerton, Mar
garet Lee Gillette, Louise Hill, Inez
Hooker, Marina Jarvls, Ida Mae Mar
tin, Nina McDavld, Margaret New
berne, Anna Fuller Par ham, Laura
Read, Ida Mae Tally, Lucille Taylor,
Nella Weston. , ,?
Chinese Soldiers and Men?Sarah
Burnt, Lucy Hayea, Elisabeth Heorn,
Minnie Orant, Ruth Lewis, Frances
Person, Addle Reavis, Lillian Roun.
The work presented showed not only
careful training, charming artistic ef
fect and colorful prodnctlon, but also
manifested decided Interpretive abili
ty on the part of the entire cket. The
program wu ably seconded by three
aurtaln numbers sung by Meesre. John
Klag and Charles Elmore. Miss Chris
tine Edwards, pianist, was accompan
ied on violins by Mr. Bruce Berkeley
and Dr. H. H. Johnson. The music of.
fered by these artiste certainly con
tributed much to the pleasure of an
evening spent la China.
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GENERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
LoaNbunr Expansion Fund Campaign
Named by President Mohn.
A General Advisory Committee tor
the Louisburg College Expansion Fund
Campaign has been named by Presi
dent A. W. Mohn, to supervise the con.
duct of the campaign which is being
conducted in the Methodist churches
throughout the North Carolina Con
The personnel of this advisory
committee, as announced today by
President Mohn, is made up of prom
inent leaders in the church and state,
and. la as follows: Bishop Collins
Denny, Hon. Josephus Daniels, Ral
eigh; M. E. Newsom, Durham; L. C.
Blades, Elisabeth City; R. W. Her
ring, Fayetteville; Hon. C. L. Aber.
cathy, New Bern; B. S. Thompson,
Goldsboro W. H. Newell, Rocky
Mount; B. F. Ferguson, Stantonsburg;
Hon. W. P. Stacey, Raleigh; W. A.
Blount, Bethel; Frank Page, Aber
deen; and W. H. Ruff in, Louisburg.
Endorsement of the plan and pur
pose of the Expansion Fund for Louis
burg College, to provide additional
buildings, new equipment and an ade
quate endowment, has been given by
each of the advisory board members,
whose leadership in the campaign
will mean a great deal in making a
success ot the movement throughout
the entire conference.
FOB MR. AND MBS. WHITE
On Wednesday evening of last week,
from 8 until 11 in their lovely home
on Church street, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
White entertained in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde G. White whose wedding
last week was one of the leading so.
cial events of the post-Lenten season.
The house, with the entire lower floor
thrown open, was beautifully decora
ted with multi-colored roses, shaded
lights, and soft glowing candles.
The guests were greeted by Miss
Mildred 8cott and Mr. E. F. Griffn, and
were then shown into the cloak rooms
by Misses Lonle Meadows and Jessie
Taylor Harris. Miss Maude Ashley
and Mr. 8. J. Parham, Jr., received at
the punch bowl, where punch was
served by Misses Alice Harris, Lucy
T Allen, Beatrice Turner and Mr. W.
D. Leonard. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Rose
then introduced to the receiving line,
as follows: Mr. and Mrs. W. E. White
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Q. White, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Mauptn, Mrs. M. Fowler. Mrs. T. M.
Ashe, Misses Margaret O'Donnell,
Katharine O'Donnell, Jane Grimes,
Margaret Raney and Messrs. W. E.
White, Jr.. and W. T. King.
Misses Frances Barrow and Susie
Meadows ushered the guests into the
dining room where cake, cream and
mints were served by Misses Kather
ine Pleasants, Fannie Neal, Ida Male
Vow, Tom Ogburn, Mesdames W. D.
Kgerton. W. T. Person, lna Rouse, and
S. B. Berkeley.
Thursday afternoon, in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde O. White, Mr. and
Mrs. K. K. Allen entertained the
younger set at a barbecue.
The following announcement ap.
l>eared In Sunday's News-Observer:
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson James Holland
announce the engagement and ap
proaching marriage of their daughter,
Lois Male, to Mr. George Dewey Un
ierwood, of Youngsvllle. The wed.
ling will take place In June.
The bride Is one of Raleigh's most
popular and accomplished young la
lies. The groom Is the popular Prln
;ipal of Loulsburg Graded School and
Is a young man of much ability.
The many friends of this popular
roung couple throughout the State
rill watch the oomlnlg event with
ni?h Interest. i
TOWN ELECTION QUIET
Only 106 Votes Cast
All Primary Nominees Elected With
out Opposition?Almost Complete
Change In Administration.
The results of the regular election
for the town of Louisburg held on
Tuesday make almost a complete
change in the personnel of the admin
istration, only two of the old regime
Only one hundred and six votes
were cast Tuesday?the candidates
not having any opposition being the
cause of the lack of interest. B. N.
Williamson was elected Mayor, and
A. W. Person, P. S. Allen, Mc. M. Pur
gerson, and Q. S. Leonard elected
Commissioners with 106 votes each.
J. S. Howell was elected Commission
er with 103 votes and Dr. A. H. Flem.
lng was elected Commissioner with
Each of the above gentlemen, are
among Louisburg's most successful
and progressive business men and
will no doubt give the town an excel
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
IE LOVERS OE GOOD BARBECUE!
The members of the Woman's Aux
iliary, St. Paul's Church, will at an
early date, begin to have their barbe
cues, the date of the first to be an
nounced later. They will, as usual,
hold these sales on the Court House
square, and they bespeak the patron
age of those who have dealt liberally
with them in the past, and will be
glad to welcome newcomers.
MISS LUCY GILL DEAD
Miss Lucy Gill died at her home
about three miles northeast of Louis
burg, on Monday afternoon in her 60th
year. She was the daughter of the
late Gid G. Gill, and leaves one brother
Mr. W. P. GUI. She was never mar
ried. She was a most estimable wo
man and had scores of friends.
The bereaved brother and friends
have the sympathy of the community.
BODDIE DRUG CO, INCORPORATED
Incorporation papers hare been re
corded by Clerk of the Court J. J.
Young for the Boddle Drug Co., is.
sued by Secretary of State W. N. Ever
ett on April 30th, 1925. It is to have j
an authorized capital stock of 950,.
000.00, with a paid in capital of 93,
500.00 paid in by R. A. Pearce, P. B.
Griffin and S. P. Boddie, and is to con
duct a general retail and wholesale
Each of the incorporators are among
Louisburg's most popular and success
ful business men who enjoy the con
fidence of the ppblic. They have ta
ken over the Aycock Drug Co., bought
in last week by Dr. H. G. Perry and
will conduct the business at the same
BISHOP CHESHIRE WILL VISIT ST.
PAUL'S CHURCH 0!f SUNDAY
On Sunday. May 10th, Bishop Ches.
hire will make an annual visitation to
St. Paul's church and preach and ad
minister the rite of confirmation to a
class at the 11 o'clock A. M. services.
In the evening at 8 the Rector, Rev.
J. D. Miller will conduct services and
All are cordially invited to attend
both services and will be welcomed
by the rector and congregation.
The following delegates to the Dio
cesan Convention to be held at the
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, N.
C? May 12, 13 and 14th: Wm. H.
Rulfin, Jno. W. King, R. H. Davis, and
R. C. Beck, alternates, L. L. Joyner,
Chas. D. Elmore, Jno. B. Yarborough
and J as. B. King. ' r r
FIRE AT REAR OF ALLEN BROS.
What came near being a disastrious
Are on last Monday was soon placed
under control and extinguished by
Loulsburg's efficient lire department.
The Ore occurred under the shed
beside of Allen Bros, big store on
Nash street and right in the heart of
town, and was making headway for a
foothold on the large two-story brick
building when it was discovered. It
evidently caught from a pile of trash
that was being burned near-by, some
of the burning paper evidently having
blown under the shed and come in
contact with a lot of chicken coops,
machinery, etc. _
The damage was small however, as
the lire was soon found and extin
CEDAR ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH
SERVICES MAY 10TH
Preaching Saturday 2:30 o'clock,
Sunday school, 0:45 o'clock.
Mothers Day program.
Program for Home Coming Day,
10:00 o'clock. Roll call. Sermon 11
o'clock by Pastor J. R. Everette. B.
Y. P. B. service 7 o'clock. *
Fair weather is flaking time Study
wonderful Ashing story on the beauti
ful Lake of Galilee in B. T. P. U.
lay night U. B, There.
THB FRANKLIN TIMES
91. M Par Year In
Directors Take Ac. Ion To Save Depos
itors And Stockholders?Action En
The Farmers National Bank, in
compliance with the action of its
Board of Directors at a meeting held
at the Bank on Wednesday evening,
closed its doors and ceased to do fur
ther business on Thursday morn.ng.
This action on the part of the Direc
tors was taken to protect the deposi
tors and stockholders against loss, as
the banks asets were involved ltT real
estate paper to such an extent that
collections could not be made fast
enough to take care of the demand.
H. M. Stovall, Cashier, informs the
TIMES that there is no reason why
any person should sustain a loss by
the action of the bank as the assets
are fully sufficient to take care of the
liabilities, and that the action will
only mean a little delay in closing up
tfce business of the bank.
The bank was re-organized dome
thing over a year ago with an entirely
new personnel, and while it had been
enjoying a fairly good business the
large amount of real estate paper held
rendered its business unprofitable.
The action of the Board of Direc
tors was entirely voluntary, accord,
ing to information given the TIMES.
KEY, GIltfORE TO PBEAC'H
Announcement is made that Rev. W.
M. Gilmore, of Sanford, will preach
at the Louisburg Baptist church on
next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
Everybody is invited to go out and
hear him. -- -
ON SUNDAY, SLAY 16, MEMORIAL
All those who are desirlous of dec
orating the soldiers graves, will please
meet at the Monument at 3:30 p. m.
where automobiles will be available.
Please bring any flowers that yon
ENTERTAINED AT MOVIES
On Monday evening, April 2?th, Miss
Jessie Elmore and her brother, Char
les Elmore, gave a theatre party to
the Senior Class of Louisburg High
When the guests had all arrived
they went down to the theatre where
they enjoyed themselves for abont
two hours watching the picture- and
When they left the theatre they
were all taken to the drug store and
served ice cream.
The guests expressing their joy at
having been partakers in such a
delightful party, departed for home.
I) IN MR TO SEMOK CLASS
On Tuesday evening, April 28th, at
eight o'clock. Misses Elizabeth Wilson,
Vivian Jones, Beaufort Hunter and
Helen Alston gave a dinner to the
Senior Class and teachers of Louis
burg High School in the Home Eco- _
comics Department of the school.
Upon arriving the guests joined in
the merry game of talk and laughter
and when every one had arrived they
were invited into a room beautifully
decorated with purple and gold, the
chosen eolors of the class, and lighted
with the soft glow of candles which
were arranged in pairs down the cen
ter of the table.
Little purple baskets, filled with
mints, on each of which a beautiful
yellow butterfly was perched adorned
the table and proved to be most pleas
ing favors. The little butterflies on
the place cards helped to extend the
glad welcome of the hostess, express.
ed by Miss Hunter, to each and every
A toast was given to the hostesses
by Miss Margaret Turnex and a toast
to Miss Fisher, by Miss Annie Perry
A delightful five course menu was
urved by members of the Home Eco
nomics class, and consisted of the -t
fallowing: Grapefruit cocktail, the ?J
main course, which consisted of geren
peas In potato nests, creamed chicken
on toast, pickle, hot rolls and butter,
butterfly salad, apricot ice and cake,
and coffee and mints.
The guests, upon their departure,
declared they had spent a most en
MEMORIAL DAT AT JUSTICE
We are requested to announce that
the regular annual Memorial services
held at Justice on May 10th, will he
held this year on Saturday, May Oth.
instead of 8unday, May 10th. SsTeral
good speakers are expected aad a his
dinner will be eerved the old soldiers.
A bis crowd la expected to be pres
A. A r. GLEE CLUB AMD OUCHES
The A-h E. Olee Club aad Orches
tra, from Raleigh, composed of about
thirty young men, will giro one of
their high class concerts at the Louis
burg High School auditorium ??
Monday evening at I -O'clock. Thi|
concert Is composed of both vooal
Instrumental mutec. The
will be need for the beasBt cf