HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ? ? ? ? - ?? -? 1 YOUR TOWN Isn't a bit better than yon are willing to Help make It BOOST TOUR TOW* Franklin Times THE COUNTY - THE STATE - THE UNION YOUR LOCAL PAPER can't exist without your Paid for Patronage In Subscription* and Advertising BOOST YOUK HOME PAPER VOLUMN LXVI. SUBSCRIPTION #1.60 Per V?ar LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1086 BIGHT PAGES) NUMBER 46 FRANKLIN VOTES FOR CONTROL ' ? ? * ' V' ' " (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 follows: -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 tions. 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 Totes. [ 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 Louisburg Theatre The following Is the program at the Louisburg Theatre begin ning Saturday. Dec. 28th: Saturday ? Tim McCoy in "Justice Of The Range," Comedy and Serial. Sunday ? Hugh Herbert and Roger Pryor in "To Beat The Band." 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 Band. Monday ? James Cagney in' "The Frisco Kid." Tuesday ? Fred MacMurray & | Madge Evans in "Men Without Names." 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." \ I < ? ?? REVIEWING 1 935 by a. b. chaPi? tOOUMff WITH DYWAM1TE Vcoxcrtmnox^iurv ?nt r&=Zfa 'CO rToIv M TV.A ?K! cowtcoiJhIWx , TftAFrtC COP NV/m- vum perpendicular. occoap 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. White Christmas 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 | it." I < . : Crimes of Violence Showing Increase 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 records reveal. 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 \ ? r m 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 cept 62. 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 CHURCH 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, 111:00. Y. P. S. L. 7 p. m. Choir Rehearsals, Adult, 7:30 Thursday nights, home of Mr. Mc ' Klnne. Junior, 10:90, home of Miss Joyner. . Everyone is invited to attend ' Church with us. ' 1 JUDGE S. F. AUSTIN DEAD 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. Hayman. officiating. 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 tions Meet 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 this issue. Prize Winners 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 win. 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 458, 410. P. G. Woodlief two weighing 487. 487, ? Alfred Woodlief, one weighing 316. 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 Bunn Thursday. 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. "TO BEAT THE BAND" , 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 Lamont. 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 lin County. By S. H.-Averitt. O. M. Beam, W. H. Yarborough, Executive Committee. 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 reel al&ru.