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VOLUMN LXL LOUISBURQ, H. 0., FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH, 1930 (8 Pages) NUMBER 17
J. W. BAILEY WINS SWEEPING VICTORY OVER SEN. SIMMONS
North Carolina Democracy
Completely and Concretely
Denounces Party Disloyalty
Jcrsiah William Bailey, 66-year-old
Raleigh attorney has received the
Democratic nomination for the United
States Senate, by a large majority, ac
cording to every indication from re
turns received from over three-fourths
of the precincts in the State.
Mr. Bailey had received 197/178
votes to 128,081 for Senator Furnifold
McLendel Simmons,, his opponent
with 1702 of the ijill precincts in
the State reported.
An overwhelming trend for Bailey
apparent in the first returns received
continued in all reports to midnieht,
with Simmons ahead in only 13 of the
83 counties from which complete or
partial returns had been received.
Awaiting a concession Mr. Bailey
was standing on the following state
ment issued earlier In the evening.
"Returns at 10:30 indicate a more
triumphant majority than we had ex
pected. Will issue a longer state
ment when more complete returns
Swelling retiirns sent Major George
E. Butler ahead in the four-cornered
Republican Senatorial contest, 262
precincts giving him 2,665 votes
against 2,151 for Congressman George
M. trite hard, who held the lead in
early returns. Irving B. Tucker was
running third with 1,304 and Rev. H.
Grady Dorsett, who precipitated the
primary by filing first, trailed with
Corporation Commissioner George
r. Pell maintained his two to one
lead over James H. Hollo way, of
Raleigh, on the basis of returns from
347 precincts which gave Pell 24,794
and Holloway 12,699.
MBS. B. H. DAVIS DEAD
The news of the sudden death of
Mca. Robert H. Tjavie on Wednesday
morning at the home of her nephew,
Mr. George Thomas, at Wilmington,
proved a great shock to the neople
of Louisburg and- Franklin Cotftity.
Mrs. Davis was seventy years old and
leaves besides her husband, Mr, R. H.
Davis, one brother Mr. Willie Jones
of Virginia, her nephew and two
The body was brought from Wil
mington Thursday and the funeral
was conducted from the Episcopal
church Thursday afternoon at four
o'clock by Rev. J. D. Miller, rector of
St. Paul's Episcopal church. The ser
vice was very impressive and the
floral tribute exceptionally beautiful.
Mrs. Davis has been a very Influen
tial worker among the people with
whom she came in contact, proving a
most active leader in religious and
social circles. Her absence will be
felt greatly by her friends and the
people of Louisbifrg who reverence
her friendship and devotion and
mourn much at the loss of their in
fluential co-worker and friend.
The bereaved family hae the deep
est sympathy and regret of all Louis
burg and Franklin County.
Only two cases were tried in Frank
lin Recorder! Court Monday by Judge
J. L. Palmer, and one waa nol proc
eed. The remainder of the small
docket was continued to a future
A nol pros was taken in the case
against Early Richardson for violat
ing the prohibition law.
John Wood was found guilty of
violating the prohibition law and
was given 6 months, appeal.
Leroy Blount was given 9 months
for operating an automobile intoxi
cated and unlawful possession of
whiskey. The sentence was suspend
ed upon paying 1100 and costs and
not to drive a car for 12 months.
The following cases were contin
W. H. Shearon, bad check.
Sidney Davis and Willie Pearce
J. J. Murray, bad check.
Min&tore Golf Course
Mr. Willis Perkins, of Littleton, is
erecting a mi nature golf course on tha
vacant lot between the post office
and the Loulsburg Motor Co.
Mrs. Bailie Gupton Dead
On Saturday night. May I, 1*20.
Mrs. Oupton died at her home near
White Level, she was 72 years old
and had been very feeble for several
?oaths before her death.
She is leaving one son, Wllllce
Gupton, three grand children, Frank,
Percy, and Nellie Gray Oupton. She
was a sister of Mr. Q. F. Cooke.
Her body was laid to rest In the
old Cooke hurrying ground neat
White Level. The services were con
ducted by ReV. T. S. Hopkins.
The pallbearer* Were T. H,Kinfc.T.
D. Doraey, Bills Collins, and Frank
HON: JOSLAH WILLIAM BALLET
who defeated Senator F. M. Simmons for the United States Senate, In the
primary, Saturday bf approximately 70,000 rotes, which is accepted as a
denunciation of Simmon's" disloyalty to the Democratic party's nominee in
Mar " x - ? >?' ^
NEW PRIMARY PLAN
People Generally Satisfied
* Wtih Secrecy of Ballot
ly Three Contests Dectytt* Lamp*
kin, Holden and Moss Win?Bafley
Carries Franklin By Nice Majority?
Brassfleld also Victorious In Frcnk
l*i?Second Primary Possible for
Recorder, Sheriff, Coroner and Few
Commissioners?Only two Constable
The operation of the new election
law In the primary held In Franklin1
County Saturday brought general
satisfaction and many favorable com
ments from the public. In Louisburg
everything passed off very quietly and
orderly, as- It did In prastically all
preclncta in Franklin County. In a
few Instances the law or some of the
sections were misunderstood and the
clerk or assistants were considered
and acted aa markers, which are not
allowed In the primary, and In a few
Instances some Individuals wers es
pecially prominent at professional
markers, which is also contrary ot
both the spirit and letter ot the law.
However these discrepancies were
few and not Intended to conflict with
thq law and from information receiv
ed in Louisburg did no considerable
damage in any way. It will serve a
good purpose, however, as it will as
sist the election official in separating
the old plan from the new and coop
eration with the new plan, by calling
particular attention to the Individual
The worse feature of the entire pri
mary waa the fact that after provid
ing the big expense tor the change
to the new plan and holding the pri
mary, only three nominations In ao
far aa the county la concerned were
made. W. L. Lumpklna for the
House, received a flattering majority
of almost four to one against his op
ponent, O. L. Whitfield, while B. C.
Holden won a decisive count agalnet
T. Arthur Collie for Register of
Deeds. There was no nomination tor
Sheriff or for Recorder or Coroner.
Allen although almost a thousand
behind Justice, was second man In
.the Sheriff race, while Melons led
Palmer for Judge of Recorder's Court
138 votes. For Coroner Timbcrlake
had a lead over Rarp, second highest,
of MS. ? .
There were so many Commissioners
running that It seemed Impossible for
the voters to register a choice by
making n nomination. Only one out
ot the entire sixteen received the
nomination and that was W. T. Moss,
of Yoctigrvlllf, who received
flattering vote MIUjll
flattering vote df Hut. Under a ruling
received Worn Raleigh it aeeoaa that
a second primary will probably he
halted to make a choice. This rul
ing palm the two Iggheet in sjch oaas
for four pairs and requires the sec
ond highest in each pair to request
th? second primary or the one higher
than he will be entitled to the nomi
nation. This pairing does not go into
the second primary, as the result v0f
that would be the four- highest would
receire the nomination regardless of
majority ah no prorislon Is made for
-t- third primary.
. The friends of Johiah William Bail
ey were Jubilant over the returns as
they Vere received and tabulated.
The victory in Franklin wss greater
than many had guessed. Franklin did
itself weH in holding to the tradition
al party lines in giving to Bailey 2332
votes and Simmons 1239.
For some cause not fully explained
most of Fran kiln County's normal
seven hhndred republican voters
turned democratic when in the pri
mary Saturday Twenty-seven consti
tuted the highest republican vote in
the Oounty. The entire republican
ticket only received a total of 61
In the Solicitors race Franklin
gave Brassfield a majority of 743, and
with It their appreciations tor the
splendid officer he had made. How
ever Little received a very nice vote
as it indicated by the 14S4 he received.
Pell led Holloway 192 votes for
Corporation Commissioner In the
Franklin County tally.
For the Board of Education Mrs. T.
H. Dickens from District No. 4 com
posed of Gold Mine and Cedar Rock
townships, received 479 votes. She
had no opposition. In District No. 6.
.composed of Louisburg and Cypress
Creek townships, A. F. Johnson de
feated'his opponent Claude M. Moore
by a majority qf 447?Moore receiv
ed 808 votes and Johnson 766.
There were only four contests for
Constables. In Youngsvllle township
J. B. Young defeated B. N. Layton. In
Frankllnton township there were Ave
aspirants with no nomination, leav
ing a second primary possible be
tween Morton and Hlght. In Sandy
Oreqk. township Hicks defeated Joy
ner. In Louisburg township where
there were seven aspirants no nomin
ation was made, and the results left
It open for Wlggs and Dennis to run
Those officers nominated by de
claration as stated in a former Irsue
of the Franklin Times were J. _ J
Young for CUrk of the Superior
Court, A. N. Fenrce, H. C. Aycscdv.
R W Wood. Jr., for Constables of
Dunn's, Harris and Cedar Rock town
shlpahlp respectively, and J. S. Row
land, republican, for Constable for
Up to going to press only one re
quest has been made for a second
primary and that was made by J.
Anbury Dennis who will run it off
for Constable of Louisburg township
against A. Spencer Wlggs.
The complete primary County fig
ures will be found in another column.
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Announcements reading as follow*
have been received:
Mr. Frank Reid Pleasants announce
the marriage of his daughter Kath
arine Moore to Mr. Franklin Troy
Mitchell on Wednesday, the fourth of
June, Nineteen hundred and thirty,
Fairmont, North Carolina.
Enclosed were cards reading "at
home after June 15th, Fairmont,
The bride ia one of Loulsburgs
most attractive and popular young
girls. She is the daughter of Mr. F.
R. Pleasants, one of Loulsburg's
most prominent and substantual citi
zens, and enjoys a wide friendship
The groom is a popular young
druggist of Fairmont.
OFFICIAL PRIMARY VOTE
In the Primary held on June 7th, 1930
l\ 8. Senate
M. B Hagwood
Jesse W. Winston
Joseph B. Winston
J. Ed. Hlght
BenJ. P. Morton
3 TT6] 2839
17*172 f 719
LITTLE LEADS BRASS
FIELD 38 VOTES
Raleigh, June 10.?The battle of the
ballots for solicitor ended Sa* urday,
and the division of the spells ended
Tuesday as official returns already
compiled at noon, together with a few
unofficial figures which tallied with
those filed In the office of the eterk
of court, disclosed J. C. Little as the
Democratic nominee by a margin of
Leon 8. Brassfleld conceded this
majority after he refused to contest
any returns, and insisted that the
original returns of the solicitorship
vote in Barton's Creek Township
should remain unmolested despite an
error in the official returns. Other
contests which loomed in respect to
challenged votes and discrepancies in
marking of ballots were erased by the
action of Solicitor Brassfield and his
supporters in making the compilation
easy, and ending all controversies
and reports for all time.
It developed that the original
count at Barton's Creek Township
showed 180 votes for Brassfield and
76 for Little. When the returns were
opened Monday afternoon the vote
v.-as 196 for Brassfield and 60 for
Little, a loss of 16 votes for Little
with a corresponding gain for Brass
field. An investigation was launched
personally by Solicitor Brassfield.
Supporters of Mr. Little also looked
into the matter.
Solicitor Brassfield Tuesday re
ported the result of his investiga
tion to the board of elections, and
declared that he as well as C. B.
Holdihg, a Little supporter, found no
irregularities on the part of the pre
cinct officials or Mr. Williams, who
assisted in filling out the returns,
but that some unknown person had
changed the figures after the returns
were made out and before they left
the voting place.
"I am fully satisfied there was no
wrong-doing on the part of thess of
ficials of Mr. WtHiams, but am satis
fied that the- wrong vote was certi
fied. and in it is nothing bat right
that my opponent should have these
votes," declared the solicitor.
This statement turned the gather
ing into a love feast, so to speak. Mr.
Brassfield was praised for his manly
and fine action, and he was charact
erised as a mighty game loser.
However, the solicitor reminded his
friends and political enemies that he
will continue the investigation to
lean, if possible, who tampered'with
the returns of his home precinct, and
promised to do his duty in prosecut
ing the guilty one.
In the final summary of the votes
Mr. Brassfleld gained four votes In
the city returns while Mr. LHtle re
ceived s boost of two votes. How
ever, In the county returns Mr. Little
gained seven votes, whereas Mr
Brassfleld lost nine. The Neuse vote
was shown to be 132 instead of 162
for Brassfleld. while at Fuqssp
Springs the official Little vote was
139 Instead of 133.
Official returns from Franklin
County showed no change from the
unofficial returns, Brassfleld getting
a majority of 743 In that county. The
majority of Little In Wake was Mstsd
as 781, giving him a majority of 32.
The Board of Elections continued
the compilation of the official votes
Tuesday afternoon, and it wllh ho late
before the final figures are i
for all candidates.
F. P. GRAHAM
N. C. UNIVERSITY
Chapel Hill, June 10.?Prank Port
er Graham, professor and ona-tima
Marina, prepared today to aaaome a
job ha had repeatedly announced ha
did not want?that of president of
tba University of North Carolina
After balloting for an hour and a
half yeaterday the board of trusteea
of the University elected Professor
Graham to the post over the head of
his department The vote was Gra
ham 47, Connor SO. on the fourth bal
lot, and the selection was then made
The 44-year-old bachelor succeeds
Dr. Harry Woodburn Chase of the
University of Illinois.
Professor Graham, who ymtU be
come the 11th president of the State
University, when notified of his elec
tion asked the trustees "last there
anything that can be done" to make
ProfSesoT Connor president, "and
leave me Dee to go heck to the
? The sew University head la of a
family of educators. His father. Dr.
Alexander Graham, ef Charlotte, was
for H years superintendent at the
Charlotte city sehoola and Is credited
with bavtag established at
vflls the first pnbtto school tu
Carolina. He Is a eonahi of the
dent of the'