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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1086
FRANKLIN VOTES FOR CONTROL
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(JIVES 549 MAJORITY FOR ABC
Six Out of Ten Townships Vote
Strong For Control ? Louisburg
And Franklinton Leading in Per
centages ? Commissioners To Meet
Monday to Name Members of Con
trol Board ? Franklinton and Louis
burg Probably Have First Stores
In spile of the heavy snow that fell 011 Sunday and
Sunday night Franklin County held its Alcohol Bever
age Control election 011 Monday and ratified the Pas
quotank Act by a majority of 549. The vote over the
county was small as compared with regular primary
votes, but not so much smaller than vote in regular
elections. The total number of votes cast was around
2700. The vote for the establishment of Alcohol Bev
erage Control was 1624 with 1075 against it.
The vote throughout the county by townships was as
-v For Against
Dunns -113 185
Harris '.r 124 58
YoungsV(iUe-* J7.k. 62, 224
Franklihttfn . fjvV?. . . ! . 354 94
Hayesville 25 65
Sandy Creek 83 112
Gold Mine 110 58
^ Cedar Rock . 162 51
Cypress Creek ? 50 49
Loutsburg 541 179
? - - Total 1624 1075
Following the results of Monday's election the Board
of County Commissioners issued a call for a special ses
sion of the Board for Monday morning, December 30th,
at which it expects to receive the "official report of the
Board of Elections on the election and name the Board
of Control preparatory to carrying out the law in es
tablishing the ABC Stores. It is suggested that possi
bly the first two would be opened simultaneously at
Louisburg and Franklinton.
The heavy snow, no doubt, prevented many from at
tending the polls and casting their vote, but it is hardly
probable that there would have been much difference in
the percentage result in any increase- that might have
been brought about by better weather or other condi
Many suggestions have been made in speculation as
to the members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control
Board to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners,
but as yet no names have received any confirmation
that the TIMES has been informed of.
Republics really are ungrateful
They give a generous reward to
reterans in return for 'enough
[ Richest Woman, Bride
IK. -- - - ? -- -JHCS.'-' ?? I MUMI -.'?I
NEW YORK . . . Mrs. Marjorio
Post Close Hutton (above), heiress
to a health food fortune and one of
the nation's richest women, is now
on hon?virooTi with liu third '.is
H..i, T-'-- l'i? fi. Uavioa, Wastiasisa
Our devil says that in a small
town you can tell how important
a man (eels by the degree of his
indignation when the bank tells
him he is overdrawn.
A dance never seems too long
when you have the right partner.
Program At The
The following Is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre begin
ning Saturday. Dec. 28th:
Saturday ? Tim McCoy in
"Justice Of The Range," Comedy
Sunday ? Hugh Herbert and
Roger Pryor in "To Beat The
Sunday ? Midnight Show ? The
Greatest Colored picture in
screen htstory, Nina May McKin
ney, Scott and Whaley, Debroy
Somers Band in "Life is Real",
also Claude Hopkins and his
Monday ? James Cagney in'
"The Frisco Kid."
Tuesday ? Fred MacMurray & |
Madge Evans in "Men Without
I Wednesday ? Charles Bickford
J in "East of Java," Popeye com
! edy. Bank Night $25.00.
Thursday ? Frank Morgan in
"The Perfect Gentleman."
Friday ? All Star Musical Show
"Millions 'In The Air."
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REVIEWING 1 935 by a. b. chaPi?
tOOUMff WITH DYWAM1TE
'CO rToIv M TV.A ?K!
Crossing-Tender Mayor J t
AUBURNE, Me. . . . Ernest C.
Estes (above), railroad gate tender
here for years at a salary of #15 per
week, is the new mayor of this town.
He won over a Harvard opponent.'
Office bours, Crossing shanty, 9 A.M.
to 3 P.M.; City Hall, to 5 P.M.
For the first time in fifty years,
or more Louisburg enjoyed a
White Christmas this year. One
of the heaviest snow falls in sev
eral year* fen here on Sunday
and Sunday night making an av-,
erage of around 3H to 4 inches
deep, which interfered greatly
with traffic and Christmas shop
ping on Monday and Tuesday.
Drive and walkways were soon
made on Monday, highways open
ed and traffic begun to move and
the snow resulted in a more ac
tive Christmas spirit. Christmas
Day the snow was still in full
coverage making the White
Christmas so many have heard i
and read about and so few have I
actually witnessed. The weather |
bureau stated this was the first
and only snow of its size in the]
history of the bureau, since ltsj
establishment 48 years ago. In!
1930 a small flurry fell lust be
fore Christmas but was all gone
by Christmas morning.
Everything passed off quietly,
and pleasantly in this section.
Many visited and enjoyed the hol-|
(days, trade was good and noth- '
lng of a serious nature happened. 1
"Mussolini has found out by
now" asserts 'Squire Mitchell,
"that it takes about as much
strategy to turh loose of a bear's
tail as it does to catch hold of
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Crimes of Violence
Wake's 1935 Court Records
Reveal Trend; Bickett
Convicts 90 Per Cent.
Crimes of violence definitely
were on the increase in Wake
County (luring 1935, and there
was a marked trend showing an
unusual number of young white
men, under 21 years of age, in
volved in them, a summary of the
past year's Wake Criminal Court
In many respects, court attaches
said yesterday, the 1935 record is
remarkable in the criminal an
nals of the county.
Despite the heavy dockets, Wil
liam Y. Bickett, of Raleigh, the
Seven District's new Solicitor, has
a record of obtaining convictions
and pleas In approximately 90
per cent of the criminal actions
he prosecuted here during his
first year in office.
Solicitor Bickett took over the|
CLEVELAND . . . Jiiiot ?e?s
(above); 32, 1? a former "G-man"
who "broke" the A1 Capone beer
racket a few years ago. Today he
ig the new safety director here, in
charge of Cleveland '? police and fire
departments, the youngest man ever
to hold the job. J
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SOLICITOR W. Y. BIOKETT
reins last January and ^his week
he concluded a full year'* prosecu
tion of Superior Court cases in
Wake and Franklin eoahttes. Of
the 687 cases he handled, con
victions were returned in all ex
Defendants were given road and
prison sentences totalling nearly
1,000 years ? to be exact, 980
years and one month.
On the bench here when Solici
tor Bickett started in his new
post last January was Judge Claw
son L. Williams, of Sanford, who
was elected last fall to the bench
after serving for 14 years as Soli
citor of the Fourth District. Judg?
Williams hkd won the reputation
of being one of the State's most
able prosecutors. Last July, Judge
R. Hunt ParWer, of Roanoke
Rapids, succeeded Judge Williams
i here. ? -News-Observer.
ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
Services for the 1st Sunday af
| ter Christmas will be at the reg
! ular hours.
Sunday School, Bible Class and
j Kindergarten included, * 10: 00.
Morning Prayer and Sermon,
Y. P. S. L. 7 p. m.
Choir Rehearsals, Adult, 7:30
Thursday nights, home of Mr. Mc
' Klnne. Junior, 10:90, home of
. Everyone is invited to attend
' Church with us.
JUDGE S. F.
Judge Samuel Francis Austin
died at ten o'clock Monday. Be
loved as a private citizen and for
four decades outstanding in pub
lic life in Nash County, his ?ud
den death cast a shadow of" gloom
over the community.
Funeral services for the 67
year-old attorney were held at
11 o'clock Christmas morning.
Final rites were observed at Oak
land Grove, his historic home
three-quarters of a mile from
here, and interment was in the
Forest Hill cemetery, Rev. L. D.
Judge Austin's death came two
weeks after a sudden attack of
acute indigestion and heart com
plications confined him to his
home. He was stricken early
Monday morning. December 9.
After a valiant struggle against
apparent death. he gained
trength until Saturday evening
when a second attack rendered
his condition worse. His death
Monday came suddenly when hope
was held that he was recovering.
His passing ends a long career
of public service that has endear
ed him in the hearts of the mass
es of Nash county.
Active pallbearers were: J. N.
Sills. Harold D. Coplpyrt; C. L.
Benson, f. T. Valentine, G.
Taylor and Levy Walston. of
Nashville, and W. V. Harris and
Harry Stevens, of Rocky/ Mount.
? Nashville Graphic.
Board of Elec
The Board of Eelctions of
Franklin County mot on Wednes-,
day ? Christmas Day ? to canvass j
the returns of the election held
on Monday. All members at
tended and the work was soon
completed. The tabulation of
the returns appears elsewhere In
Dr. J. E. Pulghum won the
first prize of $12.50. Billy Clif
ton the second prize of $7.50, and|
Joe Parrmr Allen the third prize,
of $5.00 at the drawing at Bod-]
die's Drug Store on Christmas
eve. These prizes were given as
an inducement to Christmas shop
ping and were determined by
drawing numbers from a box, the
winner having to be present to
Wake Big Hogs
A letter from Wake Forest re
quests the TIMES to publish the
following list of big hogs killed
In that section recently:
Orover Murray, two weighing
P. G. Woodlief two weighing
487. 487, ?
Alfred Woodlief, one weighing
Boy Fatally Hurt
I O. H. Hagwood, Jr., Near I-ouis
f burg. Highway Tragedy Vifltim.
Rocky Mount. Dec. 21. ? Oscar
Herbet Hagwood, Jr., of Louis
burg, route one, whose Christmas
present, a bicycle, had been pur
chased by (its parents and whose
birthday would have been Monday,
succumbed today at a local hos
pital of Injuries sustained when
an automobile struck him neat
Little Oscar, who would havt
been 11 years old Monday, nevei
regained consciousness after he
was struck by a machine whtct
Haywood Green, Bunn negro, wai
allegedly driving. He had botl
legs broken and a basal fracture
of the skull. Officers were report
ed seeking the driver of the car
Too many people are looking
for positions and not jobs, ob
serves Hunter Mobley. That's wh]
there are so many Idle today.
, Brings California Collegians
In Debut at Louisburg
Theatre Sunday Night,
i December 29th ,
They can play. sing, dance,
burlesque, cavort and otherwise
entertain "to beat the band."
They are the California Colle
gians. students who quit their
colleges more than ten years ago
for a vacation and they are still
on the loose.
j These "Seven Blunders of tho
| World" went barnstorming up
and down California as a dance
band. They worked up several
! skits that caught the eye of vau
deville producers and were offer
) ed an engagement on the Or
I pheum circuit. Vaudeville led to
| the Palace Theatre, New York,
! and success on Broadway led to
ja European engagement.
Their versatility attracted the
interest of Hollywood but they
were already under contract and
had to refuse. Finally RKO Ra
dio caught up with them and
Uiey are bowing into the movies
in the musical comedy, "To Beat
the Band." They do their fam
: ous circus act in the picture, go
i through a midget dance, and
musically Interpret the five songs
written for the film by Johnny
Mercer and Matt Malneck.
Hugh Herbert and Helen Brod
erick are co-featured. Others in
the picture are Eric Blore. Roger
Pryor, Phyllis Brooks, Fred
Keating, Evelyn Poe and Sonny
CARD OF APPKKCIATIOX
We cannot let the occasion pass
without conveying some expres
sion or admiration, appreciation
and gratitude to those splendid
men and women throughout every
township in Franklin Chunty who
braved the inclemencey of the
weather and went to the polls
on last Monday and fought so
nobly to save Franklin County
from the curse of legalized liquor
stores. We know that this Christ
mas haa been made sweeter and
happier for each of you by the
consciousness that you did youf
part in this worthy endeavor.
Tour efforts have not been in
vain. This is not the end, but the
beginning. Many of those who in
good faith voted for these whiskey
stores will soon realize their mis
take and join with you in the
warfare against whiskey and all
its attendant evils. We wish for
each of you a most happy and
prosperous New Year.
United Dry Forces of Frank
By S. H.-Averitt.
O. M. Beam,
W. H. Yarborough,
Townsend Threat Alarms \
! WASHINGTON . . . Political
- leaders of both big parties gathered
here agreed privately that the start-,
ling growth ot the " Townsend #800
per-month pension ' plan and th?
5 threat of Franeta B. Towjia^Bd
" (above), to organise a Third Parly
J next year, might Jbe occasion tor