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Washington, Dec. 18. ? Repre
sentative Harold D. Cooley today
obtained from Harry L. Hopkins,
head of the WPA, a definite pro
mise that a soil erosion project
and a highway project in Franklin
oonnty will be permitted to pro
ceed desp)te the inability to secure
sufficient relief labor in the coun
ty and a very strong intimation
that the same policy will be pur
sued generally throughout the na
tion for those two classes of pro
Mr. Cooley was interested prin
cipally in the Franklin county sit
uation. which presents the only
acute problem in bis district, but
in his efforts to get the matter
adjusted locally he had been in
formed of similar situations in
other agricultural counties in the
State by George W. Coan, Jr.,
State WPA head.
However, Mr. Hopkins inform
ed him that similar situations had
arisen in other states in respect
to both soil erosion and highway
projects and that he would im
mediately discuss with his staff
the advisability of making the
Franklin county order, which he
definitely promised to issue, gen
eral rather than local in its ap
In Frankliif county there are
several hundred tenant farmers
In the eastern part of the county
where no tobacco Is grown and
where cotton acreage has been
sharply curtailed, who were not
on relief on the deadline date of
November X but who would now
be eligible for relief had not direct
relief been discontinued. However,
the soil erosion project which
needs 13S men has been able to
find only 48 on the relief rolls
and the project is parctlcally at
a standstill. Letting of tbe con
tract from a road between Louis
burg and Bunn, which the State
Highway Commission was to have
built with federal funds, had to
be cancelled because of the ab
?eaee of relief labor.
The Christmas Tree Program
will be held this year on Sunday
eight, Dec. 22. beginning at 7:30.
A pageant or pantomime on the
Spirit of Christmas will be given
at that time, and the Binging of
Christmas carols will add Joy to
the occasion. The members of the
Sunday School are asked to bring
fruits, nuts, candles, or similar
small, gifts, next Sunday morning,
and these will be placed under the
tree, and distributed Christmas
Eve with toys from the Toy Mis
The Church service will be at
11:00 Sunday, with Christmas
music and sermon on a Christmas
We have been Invited to help
in the annual Christmas Tree ac
tivities held at the County Home,
Sunday 4:00 p. m. This Is a fine
opportunity for us to help others
have a glad Christmas. o
Among those who have offered
their services or expressed will
ingness to help with the Toy Mis
sion are: Mrs. Mitchlner, Mrs. Jas.
E. Malone, Messrs. John Darden,
Frank Rose, P. 8. Allen, the Kiw
anis Club, and several of the Boy
Scouts. These and others will be
the Committee to help with the
project this year.
Christmas Day (Wednesday)
Holy Communion and sermofi
10:30 a. m.
The long time agricultural pro
gram is ^getting under way in.
Wayne County where agricultural
leaders o'f the county have met
with farm agent Mints to study
the question.
Program At The
Louisburg Theatre
The following is the program
at tha Louisburg Theatre begin
ning Saturday Dec. 21st:;
Saturday ? Tim McCoy in "The
Man Worn Ountown."
Sunday ? Ginger Rogers and
. George Brent in "In Person."
? ) Monday ? Aline McMahon and
' B. Rathborn in "Kind Lady."
Tuesday ? Ben Lyon and Helen
Twelvetrees in "Frisco Water
Xmas Eve Midnight Show ?
Roger Pry or and Leila Srmes,
Starling Holloway and Edgar
Kennedy in "$1,000 A Minute."
*" Wednesday ? Xmas Dat ? Ron
ald Coiejnan and Joa? VMtiiett th
"The Mk'tf 'Who Broke The Bank
at Monte Carlo/' -? rt
Thursday? Wallace Beery and
Lionel B?rrymore Jo "Ah, Wilder
noaa " I "1
Last Showing Today ? WILL
ROGERS In his last picture, "In
Old Kentucky."
Rose Bowl for Matty
jjaxo^ab . . . Matty Bell
(above), la smiling because only
* J**r ago he was just another
assistant football coach at a
Soothers university, ?nd now he ia
getting set to lead hie undefeated
Southern Methodist team into the
Rose Bowl clauio against Stanford
?n New Tear 'a day.
Judge Malone
According to the story going
the rounds Judge J. E. Malone,
Franklin's popular Recorders
Court Judge, was deprived of his
Sunday grocery supply the past
week. It seems that he and Mrs.
Malone after purchasing their
groceries put them in their car
parked on the streets and then
went Into a nearby store to do
more shopping. While they were
gone someone proceeded to help
themselves to the bundles. When
Judge and Mrs. Malone returned
they got in their car and drove
to their country home about two
miles out, finding their loss when
they begun to remove their pack
ages. The thief was not very par
ticular about his victim and might
fair badly if he has to face Judge
Malone In Recorders Court.
Nol Pros Charges
On O. P. Ellington
In Virginia Court
Charges against 0. P. Elling
ton, Henderson man, growing out
of the death of the late Sherltt
F. N. Spivey, of Franklin County,
near Franklin, Va., last summer,
when their cars collided one Sun
day evening, have been nolle pros
ed, it was stated today by T. P.
Qholson, who represented Elling
ton in court action in Virginia
that followed the accident.
After a preliminary hearing In
a lower court, Ellington's bond
was fixed at $2,600, which he
gave. On November 19 the com;
monwealth's attorney nolle pros
ed the action, but disposition of
the case has just been officially
recorded in the county where the
fatal cblllslon occurred, and Mr.
Qholson was today notified of
that move, he said.
Auction Sale
Beginning Saturday at 1 o'clock
the What-Not Bargain Store will
conduct a big auction sale, when
everything In this popular store
will be exposed to auction. Mrs.
Perry, the properletor, tells the
TIMES man, that she is really go
ing to sell out this stock and
people may expect big bargains.
Mr. J^yner, a Henderson auction
eer, will auotion the articles.
Everybody la invited to read her
announcement anil attend the
%r Mass Meeting
The United Dry Forces are an
nouncing a mass meeting to be
held in the Courthouse Sunday
I afternoon! Dec. 22. at 2:S0 o'clock
1 See their advertisement.
Italians Admit
Rome, Dec. 17. ? The long
1 awaited general battle in northern
! Ethiopia, toward which the Italian
| and Ethiopian armies have been
maneuvering for weeks, appear
ed to be under way today, with
| the first engagement resulting an
1 advance for the Ethiopians.
The Italian government an
nounced today that the Italian
troops had retired before an at
tack of about 3.000 Ethiopians
on the northern front.
This announcement, the first
of the war in which Italy has ad
mitted a retreat, was made in an
official communique.
There were considerable losses
aftiong the Italiau forces. Includ
ing four Italian officers killed and
three wounded, nine Italian sold
iers killed and several doien
Eritrean allies killed and wound
Ethiopian losses were described
as "considerable."
The communique stated:
"Notable enemy forces, estimat
ed at 3.000 armed men. attacked
our advanced observation post on
the Takkaze river.
"Our Eritrean troops, after |
having put up a bitter resistance,
withdraw to D&ngvina Pass.
"The enemy maneuvers resulted
in a battle that now is in progress,
and in which, on our side, air
forces and detachments of thanks
are taking an active part."
Christmas Seals
The TIMES is requested to
state that tuberculosis seals will
be on sale at Scoggin and Bod
die's Drug Stores until Christmas
eve night. The County Chairman
says the use of these seals will
aid the needy in Franklin Coun
ty, and urges all to buy them
promptly. t
Fire Destroys \
Mr. W. B. Barrow lost his
garage, coal house, wood shed
and automobile Thursday night,
hy (Ire that was discovered about
1:30 o'clock. The loss was al
most complete with an estimated
damage to building of $1000 and
to car of around $800, both were
To Observe
It is announced that the stores
and practically all business in
Loulshurg will observe Christmas
by closing on Wednesday and
Thursday ? Christmas day and the
day following. Those having ,
business with these Institutions !
will bear this in mind.
Big Hogs
Killing of big hogs in Frank
lin .County the past week have
been reported to the TIMB8 as
W. H. Pernell, of near Alert,
two weighing, 440, 378.
O. E. Allen, of near Mapleville,
four weighing, 428, 880, 380,
J. W. Perry, Louisburg, four
weighing 228. 236. 201, 210.
With an enrollment of 1400
rural boys and girls Into the 4-H
clubs of Johnston County, there
Is an increase of 100 percent a
bove the enrollment for last year.
Toung .Ethiopian women wear
?ells so their boy friends can't
ne their faces until after mar
riage, so we learn from the Jef
ferson City Missouri, Post Tribute,
Well, women of other nations
wear cosmetics.
Schmeliog Here Again
NEW YORK ; . . MxrSehmeUng
(abort), former heavyweight cham
pion, 1* here from Germany to aixe
up "Bomber" Joe Louix, duiky
Detroit sensation and discuss a pot
?ible match. N. T. Boxing Commix
aionera say Max moat meet '? Ijouii
before expeeting a match with
Champion Jim Braddock.
The attention of the readers of
the Franklin TIME8 is; directed
to the page advertisement on the
back page of this issue giving
facts about and arguments for
Whiskey Contort \ in Franklin
County and carrying endorsements
of many of the County's beat in
formed and most substantial
citizens. Its your duty to inform
yourself and then vote your con
C. S. Merritt Dead
Mr. C. S. Merritt, one of Moul
ton community's oldest citizens
died at his home early Wednes
day Morning In the 74th year of
his age. He was apparently in his
usual health Tuesday, having
-made a trip to Durham, but ex
perienced a heart attack that
night resulting in his death. He
leaves two sons. Coleman and
Ollie. and a number of reiatlres.
The funeral was held yesterday
at the home and interment wss
made in the family cemetery
Schools Close
Supt. W. R. Mills informed the
TIMES reporter yesterday that
all the County Schools would
close at the end of today's work
for the holidays, and that most
of them would re-open on Mon
day, December 30th. The .short
holiday is caused by getting
started so late in the early fall.
We wish to extend our deepept
appreciations to ail tho*e 'who
rendered so many kindness and
expressions of sympathy In the'
recent illrtess and death of our
father, W. H. Culpepper. They
will be tenderly rememtored.
r~T - - F. D. Culpepper,
Mrs. B. C. Delbridge,
Mrs. J. W. Dean.
A news item says that a boy of
four has qnit smoking. It take* ?
lot of stamina for-* perfen of
that age to give up the haMtof
a lifetime, but It simply prove*
what will power can do for us
when we shine it up aad put it
| into action.
Hauptmann Ex
ecution Jan. 13 th.
New York, Deo. 15. ? Having
been advised by an unnamed pri
son guard that Justice Trenchard
had set the week of January 13
as the date for his execution.
Bruno Richard Hauptmann. con
demned as the murderer of the
Lindbergh babv, today pondered
; the three courses now left open
! to him.
They are:
1 Present new evidence to Jus
' tice Trenchard and ask for a new
. trial with a stay of execution.
2. Go into United States Su
! preme Court again on a technical
question of law.
3. Petition the Court of Par
dons and Appeals, of which Gov
ernor Harold Hoffman is a mem
ber, for commutation of the death
penalty to life imprisonment.
Some Comfort
Meanwhile Hauptmann probab
ly will get some degree of com
fort today in the statement made
> recently by Governor Hoffman,
; whose interest in the case has
aroused a whirlpool of charge and
: counter-charge throughout New
i Jersey and New York.
Governor Hoffman said:
"If Bruno Hauptmann were to
be electrocuted tonight, there
would still be in my mind and.
Si am convinced. In the minds of
I hundreds of thousands of people
great doubt that the Lindbergh
i baby murder case had been solved
completely and that all facts in
; connection with It were known."
Vital Importance
Newspapers of this region are
playing a prominent and non-par
tisan part in aiding the education
al program ot the Resettlement
! Administration. Homer H. B.
Mask, regional director for North;
j Carolina. West Virginia, Tennes
| see and Kentucky, said today.
"From the straight 'news'
; angle," Mr. Mask said, "editors
; throughout this region realize
that the activity ot the Reaettle
I ment Administration in changing
the present agricultural map, is
of vital Importance to every sec
"A survey of this region re
veals little editorial criticism ? j
and that or a constructive nature,**)
he said.
"Without the newspapers It
would be. nearly Impossible for
the public' ?e realize the. -broad
scope of .Ujft. Resettlement Ad
ministration. -/The- manner in
'which the Information la dissemi
nated brings before the public ?
at top speed ? the progress of
present operating projects and the,
rapidly unfolding plans for the
"Especially In the agricultural,
communities, the newspaper is
j the most important carrier of j
I facts. i
"Because newspapers are alert
to their local and state problems,
they not only follow closely the
news developments of the Reset
tlement Administration, but they
themselves investigate for stories
of special interest, 1 am astecfy
ly glad that editors have take*
such an Interest hi the funda
nletvtal, importance of the pr?K
Hie prime motive of the Re
settlement Administration is to
move farmers, on non-productive
land to gMd land, rehabilftate
farmer* frbqse working capital
J>aa been depleted, and torestbre
worn out land.
Visitor ? uo you hare much
trouble in scho&i Jnnior?
Junior ? UB-hoh.
Vlaltor-r-What seems to -give
yon the qtost trpuble
J unior ? Th? t tedchflr.
DOn't yon wish that yon had
mm of those dollar dps that you
0?sa?d out so freely in the late
20'?t ;
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Stirs Haupttnanr 'Doubt [
TRENTON . . . Detective Ellii
Parker (above), noted New Jersej
dctective, reported to still be work
ing on the Lindbergh kidnap mordrr
rase, is quoted as having said that
"Bruno Hauptmaim is not ti.9
man. ' '
Starring GIukitn R?(m and fi?i.
Brent in a Komantlr f'omedy at
Lovlsburg Theatre Sunday, Dec.
Soaring from submerged fea
tured roles to solo stardom within
the short span of eighteen months
Ginger Rogers is headlined and
underscored in the billing for "In
Person." In which George Brent is
cast as her romantic lead.
After a series of lesser roles,
Miss Rogers achieved costardom
with some of the screen's leading
male stars, outstanding among
whom are Fred Astaire, with
whom she has appeared in "Ro
berta," "The Gay Divorcee" and
"Top Hat"; Francis Lederer, her
screen mate in "Romance in
Manhattain"; and William Powell,
her suave boy friend in "Star of
"In Person" gives Oinger a new
film lover, George Brent, who
shares In its comedy, drama and,
above all, romance. Together, they
enact the chief participants In a
speedy and robust story by Sam
uel Hopkins Adams, author of
the prize-winning '*it Happened
One Night."
Oinger portrays a celebrated
screen star unnerved from a fear
of crowds. George takes her un
der his wing ? against his better
Judgment? to give her an oppor
tunity to recuperate. His diamond
.hard attitude riles her, but she
la determined to force him to re
tfSgnlze her glamour.
A shotgun wedding Imposed by
mountaineers to uphold the "mor
riis of the communittee", Joins
Ginger and George in unexpected
matrimony which, ostensibly Is
against their will. Beneath their
adamant attitude however, Is sin
cere and ecstatic love, which both
admit in the denouement.
^Finding logical place in the pic
ture -.three popular songs
which giro Miss Rogers adequate
opportunities to display her sing
ing-dancing skill with the deftness
she showed In her fllmusical suc
cesses with Fred Astalre. She
Mugs "Out of Sight, Out of Hind,"
"Don't Mention Love to Me" and
'Mjoi a New Lease on Life," and
offers twct new dance rontlnes
created by Hermes Pan, associate
dance director of "Top Hat."
"In Person," EKO Radio Pic
ture, was directed by William Set
ter with aa able cast including
Alan Mowbray. Orant Mitchell,
Lob Is Mason and 8am Hinds.
Waitress-? We have" roast beef,
rabbit, ratabagos, rolls, rice and
French bread.
Diaer ? Ton certainly know
how to roll you R's, don't yonT '
Waitress -r-Well. maybe its these
hl?h heels l*s? wearing.
The reason the things the choir
members talk about before the
service dooen't make the minister
blush, is because he doesn't hear
Passed Away at Park View
Hospital Friday ? Funeral
1 Sunday.
Mr. Williams Scoggin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Scoggin, died
at Part View hospital Rocky
Mount Friday about noon follow
ing a week's illness with pneumo
nia. He was 23 years of age and
besides his wife, who was Miss
Anne Taylor, he leaves his father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. E.
Scoggin, and two brothers Louis
Scoggin and Herbert Scoggin, both
of Louisburg, besides a number
of relatives.
Mr. Scoggin was one of Louis
burg's most popular young men,
winning his popularity by his
pleasant personality, his ability
and Strict attention to business.
He was connected with his father
and brother in the drug business
in Loiiisburg. He was taken to
the hospital Wednesday after his
condition failed tq show the pro
per improvement.
The funeral was l\eld Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from St.
Paul's Episcopal Church, conduct
ed by Rev. Frank E. Pulley, rec
tor. and was largely attended by
sorrowing relatives and friends.
The interment was make at Oak
lawn Cemetery, where the Newly
made grave was more than cover
ed with the prettiest of flowers
speaking the silent love and
esteem in which-the deceased was
held. Both services were largely
The pallbearers wore as follows:
Active ? Kenneth White, Edward
Crudup Perry. Jr.. Karl Allen, F.
B. O'Neil. Dave Crawford, H. C.
Taylor, Jr.. James Stovall, W. N.
Fuller, Jr. Honorary ? R. C. Beck
Jr., Harry Banks, Tommy HarrH,
Wesly Williams, Cary Howard,
The deepest sympathy is exten
ded the bereaved family in their
sad bereavement.
J. Lawrence
Bowden Dead
Mr. J? Lawrence Bowden. one
of Franklin County's oldest citi
zens and one of the few remain
ing old Confederate Veterans,
died at bis home at Justice at
7:45 Sunday morning at the age
of 89 years. He is survived by
three sons, Messrs. I. W. Bowden
and H. C. Bowden, of Raleigh and
J. C. Bowden. of Justice, and three
daughters, Mrs Mamie Earp.
Mrs. Sarah J. Stallings, Mrs. R.
L. Hayes, of Justice.
Mr. Bowden was one of Frank
lin County's leading and most
public spirited citizens. The two
things dearest to him besides his
family and his religion was the
education of the younth of his
community and the interest of
the Confederate Vetrans. He was
the moving spirit behind the
establishment of the Justice High
School which later became a part
of the Edward Best district. He
gave llberaJly of his means to
this movement. He alBO had the
honor of instigating and sponsor
ing the regular May 10th old Sol
diers re-union at Justice and was
among the first to open the invi
tation to Veterans of all wars.
He promoted and established the
first Confederate Monument in
Franklin Obunty. This monument
now stands in the foregrounds of
Justice School. And above all he
enjoyed the confidence, love and
respect of his neighbors and all
who knew him.
The funeral was held from the
home Monday afternoon and the
interment was made in the family
cemetery nearby. Both services
were largely attended and the
floral tribute was especially pret
ty. .
The bereaved family has the
sympathy of a large number of
William Henry Culpepper, age
77 died at the home of his daugh
ter, Mrs. J. W. Dean, Cedar Rock
Saturday noon, Dec. 14th.
Funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. L. B. Rearii, Paitor
of Cedar Rock Missionary Bap
tist Church and Dr. W. R. Cui
lom, of Wake Forest, and inter
ment was made in the family
burying ground at the Culpepper
home near Justice Sunday P. M.
Surviving are one son, Frank
D. Culpepper, of Henderson, and
two daughters, Mrs. B. C. Dgl
brldge, of Spring Hope, and Hp.
J. W. Dean, of Cedar Rock, also
two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Gay, of
Sprlaa Hope, and Mrs. B. W.
Batejplor, of Nashville.
j An old German and ki? <*rife
were given to quarroling. One
day, after* particularly, nnpleaa
ant scene, the old woman remark
ed with a sigh:
v i Wife? Veil, I wish I was In
Heaven. . , -1
Husband (groaning) ? I visit I
vas In a beer garten.
Wife (crying)? ach ja! Always
you pick oat the best for your

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