THE FRANKLIN TIMES
Issued Every Friday
215 Court Street Telephone No. 283
A. F. JOHNSON, Editor and Manager
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ELECTION? VOTERS A JURY
* The TIMES again calls the attention of the votere
of Franklin County to the A. B. C. election to be held
oil Monday, December 23rd,? one week from next Mon
day. This election is quite different from any election
that has been held in the County in a decade, in that
it involves only the question of the control of whiskey
and does not involve any individual, which would cause
the element of friendship to enter. You are entirely free
to exercise your honest opinion. The question is one
upon which every voter should go oift, and without the
advice or influence fro many source, vote the way
he thinks the question should be settled. This is your
goverment and you are being given an opportunity to
have a say in how it is to be run. You raised a howl
this Bummer because you were stopped from voting.
The So-called drys claim a whiskey Store would add its
sales to the quantity of whiskey that is sold in Frank
lin County. The So-called wets claim it is almost im
possible to sell any more whiskey in. Franklin County
than is now being sold and what they want is to tax
Jhe sale of whiskey, along with the merchants and other
business institutions. It is claimed pro and con that the
sales of whiskey would produce a profit sufficient to
make a big cut in the County tax rate. It is contended
both for and against that the legal sale of whiskey^ will
break up to a large extent bootlegging and remove the
drinking largely from the rural sections to the towns
where officers can and will protect society. It is also
claimed both favorably and adversely, that it would re
place the present inadequate and unequal method of
law enforcement with a system that would more fully
command the confidence of the public- and thereby bring
about a better condition under which to live. Regardless
of which is right or what is the constitutionality of the
law the voters of Franklin Comity have been called to
act as a jury 011 this question. If you believe that the
privilege of buying whiskey legally is one the people
should enjoy; if you beliere it will tend to decrease,
bootlegging; if you believe it will produce revenue that'
can be used to reduce taxes; if you believe it will increase
the confidence in law enforcement, or if you believe it
has other benefits it is your duty* to vote for it. If you
do not believe the Alcohol Beverage Control will do these
things or enough of them to justify you in voting for the
measure you should vote against control. At any rate
you as a voter in Franklia County, are the jury and you
should vote. Don't neglect or be careless in your duty
in this respect. It would not be fitting for you to and
then criticise the results of the election. If you are
not registered register tomorn^v. Be sure to take time
to vote on Monday the 23rd, then do your Christmas
WHAT'S THE ANSWER ?
In all the welter of comment and disclosure wblch hag ac
companied relief administration in North Carolina, particularly
anent displacement of the ERA by the WPA and the conditions
under which liquidation of the former is now proceeding, noth
ing, it leems to the Dally News, Is more demandful of public
attention and consideration than an Item which comes from
Through the columns of the Fayetteville Observer Mrs. J. F.
L. Armfleld, Cumberland county welfare administrator, state*
discontinuance of federal relief would be 'Industrious persons'
who had accepted private jobs harvesting truck crops prior to
May 1, 1936, and who had continued to work as farm hands to
remain off relief until after November, 1, 1935." Further:
Such persons have little private employment now that the har
vesting season Is over, she pointed out, and yet they are not
eligible for WPA Jobs because the rules permitted the FERA to
certify for WPA lobs only persons who had received direct re
lief between May 1 and November 1.
The Daily News finds Itself wondering how general the situa
tion to. which Mrs. Armfleld refers Is In North Carolina. There Is
no r?aaori to believe that Cumberland county has a monopoly on
such victimized "industrious persons." Farm tabor is a season
al occupation all over the state. In addition, there is the sea
sonal employment of thousands of workers in tobacco factories,
commencing when Georgia tobacco arrives and continuing
through the rush of our own belts which are even now tapering
down. Are these seasonal workers, the very type of Individuals
who have been trying to help themselves, now to have to pay for
their efforts at self-help and private employment? Does this
premium actually exist upon shlftlessness and dependence?
If the answer is in the affirmative it's a rotten shame, espec
ially when WPA officials continue to issue presB statements in
regard to the number of Jobs they have created which are as yet
unfilled. ? Greensboro Daily News.
These conditions seem to be general and are even
morq pronounced in agricultural counties like Franklin
where people get employment during the summer on
farms and are entirely without employment and means
of a livlihood in the winter, the time when employment
is most necessary to the well being of himself, his wife
and children. The system employed by the government
agencies not only encourages shiftlessnese and depend
ence, but deprives the citizen who is willing to help him
self when he can, of necessary assistance, and also de
prives the tax payers, who will ultimately have to pay
the cost, of any of the benefits of the funds in public pro
jects of value to their community.
Franklin County has eight or ten or more pro^cts
all ready for action which is, being held up upon the
grounds that it has no qualified labor, when upon an in
vestigation it has been ascertained that there arc more
than eight hundred unemployed & the county wKo are
denied registration because they did a little farm or
other private wo^k between May and Nov, ember. Among
these will be inuel^ suffering before next May.
THE WAR ON TUBERCULOSIS
Are you putting Christmas Seals on all your Christ- ?
mas packages piis yearf Those gay little red-and-green 0
emblems, which cost only a penny apiece, are the means
by which money is raised to carry on the nation-wide
fight against the most insidious of all the plagues that
afflict humankind, tuberculosis, the "great white
It is to saving children that the work of the Na
tional Tuberculosis Association and its state and county
branches is especially directed. Medical science has
made great strides in its battle against disease, and the J
control, if not the cure, of tuberculosis is one of its j
triumphs. Yet every year more children die of this di
sease than from any other one cause. The cent you spend m
for a gay Christmas Seal to stick 011 your Christmas mail "
may help to save a baby 's life. 41
""Inasmuchr as ye have done it unto one of the least j>
of these, ttry clttMren, ye "have done it unto me."
AMERICA AHEAD IN THE AIK "
The great American flying boat, "China Clipper,"
has opened the new tranB-Pacific air service, between
the United States, the Philippine Islands, and China.
Plans for a regplar air service across the North Atlantic
are under way, while the flying boats of our own Pan-|
American Airways are running on regular schedules,
carrying passengers and mail between North and South,
We hear of every airplane accident, and fail to
realize that few of these occur on regular scheduled air
line flights. Most of the fatalities in American aviation
in the year just ending have been in accidents to private
planes or those of the Army and Navy, or in test flights;
of newly-designed machine*.
Only eight airline passesgers, the records show, wer^|
killed in the past year, in some 50 million miles of flying.
' Considering how young the whole art of flying is ? |
less than thirty years ? and that commercial aviation
has been developed only since the war, it would seem "
that the airplane has already reached a point of safety !
far greater than that which the railroads reached in the
same number of years.
As air travel increases, rates will come down. Even '
now the cost of flying is not so much higher than the,
cost of rail travel as to be an excessive price to pay for j
the time saved.
Americans do more flying than the people of any |
other nation. American air lines now link America to j
Asia. Let us hope they will soon bring Europe so close
that we can hop to London or Paris over .the week-end.
Get Best Pictures
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Douglas Perry, son of Dr. and I
Mrs. H. O. Perry, who la now In
Los Angeles Calif., writes as fol
1201 S. Cochran Ave.
Los Angeles Calif.
Mr. A. F. Johnson;
Lonlsburg, N. C.
I have just recleved the last
issue of your paper. The Franklin
Times, and 1 wish to say that I
think It is a very fine paper. It
certainly seems mighty good, to
a boy who Is a long ways from
home, to hear and read of the
local news so vividly pictured In
The underlying reason for this
letter i? the fact that- I wtihei io
comment on an advertisement in
thta the last issue of The TIMES.
I noticed the advertisement for
the local theatre, and the pictures
that were listed to be shown An
the forthcoming week. In r (gaols
to that advertisement I would ltpie
to say that the people of Louls
burg certainly should appreciate
the efforts of the manager of the
theatre, for I know that he is giv
ing them the very best intertain
ment possible. When I was there,
in Louisburg I used to think that
the pictures shown were old and
out of date, but I certainly have
changed my mind. The pictures
that are, or were, showing there
during the past week are at pre
sent the first-run pictures right
here in Los Angeles and Holly-;
wood. I happened to be in Holly
wood last week, and I went to
the Chinese Theatre especially to j
see the preview of Clark Cables
new picture, namely, "Mutiny on
the Bonnty." I certainly was Sur
prised whan f looked' at the paper!
this mornihg and found that this
picture played at Louisburg thn
very same night that it had its
preview here in Hollywood. I
just want to let the people of
Louisburg know that they are get
ting the best In pictures, and that
they should thank the manager
of the local theatre, and try to
take advantage of this wonderful
Hoping that you will advise the
people to the fact I have tried to
put over, I will close by saying.
We wish to extend our deepest
thanks and appreciations to all
those who rendered so many
kindness and expressions of sym
pathy in the recent illness and
death of our husband and father,
Paul B. Griffin. They will be long
and tenderly r^membere(|.
Mrs. P. B. Griffin and Qhlldren.
One &t?the most beautiful fields
In Richmond County is the one
seeded t<J alfalfa on the 8 tan back
Farm In September 1934. During
the first year, an average of 1 y,
ton* ef cured hay per acre was
HOME DWONSTRATION *
? DttP^RTMENT ?
Sum Louise Weaver, Home *
Demonstration Agent *
The Womins Club meetings In
the week of December 16-20 will
be conductd by leaders. The agent
will be out of town for the an
nual conference in Raleigh.
t t t
The Pilot Betterment Club met
on Thursday afternoon, Decem
ber 5, with Mrs. Preston Massey.
with 8 members present and one
new member. New officers were
elected. Mrs. Troy Bunn. Pre*.,
Mrs. S. D. Stalllngs, vice pres..
Mrs. Denlmal Privett, Sec. and
Trea., Mrs. Hubert Bunn. assistant
Sec. and Trea. Miss Weaver de
monstrated trapping and tying
Christmas packages, offering help- i
ful suggestions. Mrs. Massey serv- '
ed sandwiches and hot coffee.
The Justice Womans Club met
on Friday afternoon, Dcember 6,
with Mi-s. Carp. Plans were made
to serve the Farmers Club in
January. Miss Weaver demonstrat
ed wrapping and tyifig Christmas
tions. Mrs. Earp served delicious
The Oswego Womans Club met1
on December 8, with Mr?. Roy
Duke. Two new members were
taken Into the club. The club de-i
elded to donate $1.00 for Federa
tion dishes We elected Mrs. Roy!
Duke to act as president until our
president recovers from Illness
Mrs. E. M. Kennedy was elected
as vice president. All members
are urged to bring or send their!
federation dues for 1?86 to the
next meeting. We were given a
very useful and beautiful demon-l"
stration on wrapping Christmas 'j
packages. We are to meet with]
Mrs. C. S. Cash in January. |l
CIVIL SERVICE! EXAMINATIONS
Tie United States Civil Service
Commission has announced open
competitive examinations as fol
Awning maker. $1,860 a year..
National Park Service. Depart
ment of the Interior, Washington,
Senior animal husbandman
(genetics.) $4. <00 a year, Bureau
of Animal Industry, Department
T Social worker (Mychiatrlc),
$2,000 a year, junior social work
er, $1,80$ a year. Veterans' Ad
Senior 'chemist ( distillatlota),
$4,600 a year. Alcohol Tax Unit,
Welding engineer. various
grades. $2, <00 to $3,800 a year,
Certain specified education and
experience ar? required for these
Fall information may be ob
tained from J. A. Wbeless Uecre
Don't (ool with sweet syrupy
oncoctlons. Oet busy at once and
ut that tough aMktang-on cough
ut of fexisteiioe. ?>
And there's one real way to do
his ? put an end to all your wor
y. Go to Andrew's Drug Store
nd get a bottle of strong, yet
ffectlve. Bronchullne Emulsion,
smooth, creamy creosoted
mulslon that strikes right at the
ource of the trouble ? it's guar
try of the United States Civil
ervlce Board of Examiners, at the
ost office Id this city.
Subscribe to the Frjtnklln Times
Have arrived and are now
ready for delivery to automo
bile owner*. Get yours at the
Oltjr Clerk's Office early and
save inconvenience. T o n r
prompt co-operation will be ap
This Dec. 2nd, 1935.
C. E. Pace
Chief of Police of
Louisburg, N. C.
We are now prepared to give
you the highest class of work
to be had on your dresses.
The new synthetic fabrics
that are now on the market
can not be successfully
cleaned by the old methods
that we formally used.
Our continuous flow system
Is the Tery latest thing In
dry cleaning. We are proud
to offer you this type of
work supervised by our skil
led technician, a grad uate of
the National Association of
Dyers and Cleaners.
Loulsbnrg's Oldest Cleaners
with Franklin County's most
O. R. Sykes Ed Stovall
CALX, PHONfl 108
Corner Church Jk Nash Sts.
LOUISBtntO, N. O.
Come in and
E. A. ROGERS
<8HOP ON BULL RUN
Best of References
Louisbnrg, N. 0.
Nash Street Louisburg, N. C.
Offers you a big variety of valuable articles
that will make exceptional Christmas Gifts.
A few of them follow:
Suits and Coats of Many Styles and makes,
Shoes, Socks and a complete line of almost
anything you need for a child's wordrabe
LOUISBURG, N. C. -- HENDERSON, N. C.
V. E. OWENS & CO.
Nash & Market Sts.
Louisburg, N. C.
"IT COST LESS AT OWENS"
10* -15c -20c lb.
BRING US YOUR XMAS
LET US HELP YOU
COMPLETE LINES TO SELECT. FROM
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?$1.29 - $2.48
COATS - DRESSES - SHOES
GREATLY REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE
SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY
DAY BY DAY IN
WE LEAD THE
WAY TO LOWER
Shop With Pleasant
and Courteous Sales
People and Where
Your Business Is Ap
TOYS - BOOKS - GAMES <
SANTA CLAUS IN PERSON
Will Visit Our Store Wednesday, December 18th