YOUR TOWN laa't ? bit better than you are willing to Help make It BOOST YOUR TOWN Franklin Times THE COUNTY - THE STATE - THE UNION YOUR LOCAL PAPER can't exist without your Paid (or Pbtronage in Subscription* and Advertising BOOST YOUR HOME PAPKR VOLUMN LiXVI. SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 Per Ye LOUISBURO, N. CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER ao, 108A (TEN PAGES) NUMBER 41 FRANKLIN COUNTY TO GET PROJECTS 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 jects. 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 llcatlon. 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. ST PAtfL'8 EPISCOPAL CHURCH 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 sion. The Church service will be at 11:00 Sunday, with Christmas music and sermon on a Christmas theme. 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 front." 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 Victimized 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 sale. %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 Reverses 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 ed. 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 \ Garage 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 insured. To Observe Christmas 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 follows: W. H. Pernell, of near Alert, two weighing, 440, 378. O. E. Allen, of near Mapleville, four weighing, 428, 880, 380, 330. 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. FOR CONTROL IN FRANKLIN 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 viction. 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 nearby. 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. * THANKS 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 tion." "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 future. "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 gram.'1 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 ; [Subscribe to. The Franklin Time* 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. ' ' "IN PERSON" Starring GIukitn R?(m and fi?i. Brent in a Komantlr f'omedy at Lovlsburg Theatre Sunday, Dec. 22nd. 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 Midnight". "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 them. WILLIAMS SCOGGIN DEAD 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 attended. 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, Jr. 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 friends. w. H. CULPEPPER 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 self.