IXH IHHl Kfi COTTON
VOLUMN LXVin SUBSCRIPTION. $I.BO a Year
Cotton was worth 9 1-8 cento a
pound in Ijoulsburg
THE COUNTY" - THE STATE . THE UNION
EOUISBURG, N. CABOlilNA FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1938
From Leaving Lonfoburg
Adverting In The TIMES
Morgan Speaks At
At the regular weekly luncheon
of the Louisburg Kiwanis club on
Tuesday evening, County Agent
Jack Morgan gave the main ad
dress for which he used as his
topic "Of Raising the Staudard of j
living Without Raising the Cost". |
Mr. Morgan pointed out' that |
for several years preceding the (
World War that the income and
buying capacity of the farmer und
merchant were the same. Along
came the war and due to the need
und demand of farm producis the
farmers income almost trippled
t'hat of the merchant. A few years
later, after the war, e'verything
fell off to where the merchants
income and buying were above
that of the farmer and has re
mained that way up to now.
Mr. Morgan states, "that' we
are now trying to get them back
to level, In other words where
the merchant can take care of
what the farmer raises and fann
er do the merchant likewise."
Mr. Morgan also steted that the
1938 program of allotments would
not be able to be given till prob- j
ably in or after February, due to \
the fact that the bills have not
yet been passed by Congress.
President Doc Elam called for
a director's rnoeMug light after
the meeting to arrange programs
for the rest of the month.
After several reports were
made the meeting adjourned.
Franklin Recorder's Court dis
posed of cases as follows at . its
regular session on Tuesday:
Chunk Johnson plead guilty to
assault with deadly weapon, dis
charged upon saving the County
harmless and amount to Dr. J.
Mary Cobb Steed was found
guilty of carrying concealed wea
pons and sent to jail for 30 days.
8am Ho'rton was found not guil
ty of aiding in escape.
Jack Dale, injury to property,
nolle pros witih leave.
Ruffin Collie was found guilty
of unlawful possession of non-tax
paid whisney and transporting,
fined $25 and costs.
M. G. Prlvett was found not
guilty of assault.
M. G. Prlvett was found guilty
of assault and fined $25 and costs.
The following cases were con
W. H. Radford, resisting an of
Charlie Alien Solomon, operat
ing automobile intoxicated.
Jack Webb, aiding in escape.
A program of music played on
the new Electric Organ will be
given at Emmanual Episcopal
Church at Warrenton on Sunday,
Jan. 16th, at four P. M. Many
who have not heard the Organ
will be. glad to avail themselves
of tihis opportunity. Friends in
nearby towns are cordially invited
FEDERATION TO MEET
The Federation of Home Dem
onstration clubs of Franklin coun
ty will meet Saturday, Jan. 22,
in the Agriculture building.
A most interesting program has
-been arranged wlt>h a representa
tive bf the Red Cross who will
give several demonstrations.
Each club member is urged to
be present and bring lunch.
Visitors are cordially invited.
9 ? i
Program At The
The following is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday. Jan. 15th:
Saturday ? Doubie Feature ?
3 Mesquiteers in "Heart of The
Rockies" and Harold Bell Wrights
Sunday ? Leslie Howard, Bette
Davis in "It's Love I'm After."
Monday ? Beverly Roberts and
Patrlc Knowles in "Expensive
Tuesday ? On the Stage, the
man who claims to be the original
JESSE JAMES in person. On the
Screen, Ann Soth?ro, Jack Haley
and Edw. E. Horton in "Danger
Love at Work."
Wednesday ? Jack Holt in "Un
Thursday 'Friday ? Carole Lom
bard, Fred MacMurray and John
Barrymore In "True Confession."
Last Times Today ? Bob Burns
in "Wells Fargo," and Panay
DR. A. H. FLEMING
President N. C. Association Agricultural Fairs
N. C. FAIR ASSOCIATION HOLDS
Hoey Quotes President; Dr.
A. H. Fleming Heads
N. C. Fair Men
North Carolina's people are!
strong enough to snap them out
of recession, and agricultural fair I
people caA bapst that strength
at?th?nfmh ?ey decIared la? night!
at the fifth annual meeting of the I
F?ir. J\88?clat,on Agricultural)
Hoi?: 8 at the Sl!: Walter;
NorOh Carolina ,s not busted!
This nation is not busted!" lie as
t'he['ed.; "T'?e underlying fabric of
this State and nation is utterly
sound, and out of depressions its
*,e? P 8haM snaP with renewed
stiength and a broader outlook."
He characterized show fair men ;
as optimistic enough to present
this outlook and to become "llv-|
mg epistles to present North Car
olina to the rest of the world." !
New President Ejected
Or. A. h. FlemiHg of Louisburg I
was elected president -of the North
Carolina Association of Agricul
tural Pairs, succeeding Dr. J. s.
She"'y. manager of the!
1937 State Fair. Dr. Dorton de
clined reelection after three years I
Ouher officers reelected for the!
ensuing year were: W. H. Dunn
of Wilson and J. W. Robinson of
Hickory, Vive-presidents, and C. |
S. Parnell, secretary-treasurer. |
The following were named dircc-l
tors, F. A. Whitesides of Gastonia, I
H. Hight of Henderson, Nor
man Y. Chambliss of Rocky Mount
P W. Blum of Winston-Salem,
Dr. Dorton and T. R. Walker of
Dr. Dorton introduced the Gov
ernor, who declared bhat North
Carolina's diversity of resources
agricultural, industrial and min
eral, guaranteed permanent!
strength. Interest can be increas
ed and action aroused by well
rounded, educational exhibits, he
''Best Balanced" State
The Governor quoted President
Roosevelt as saying, at a recent
conference in Washington with !
nine Southeastern Governors, that i
"North Carolina is the best bal-'
anced state in the Union."
"The President, said North Car- j
olina had thejjest balanced Gov-!
ernment and the best balanced
economy," he explained. "He
pointed out that the State collect
ed its revenue and remained ai,le'
to meet it? obligations. President !
Roosevelt pointed to the State
system of schools and roads and
other governmental activities a
great system of highways that,
benefits all the State and net a
single, over-developed section a
uniform system of schools that
that gives each county an even
opportunity. He said we were so
well balanced in industry and
agriculture that the one super
sedes and supplements the other
and he pointed out that we are
reducing our debt."
Stressing livestock development,
the Governor declared the. Jerry
Hoileau amendment to the General
farm bill now in Congress "whol
ly unfair" and said, "we want to
get that out" of the bill. Western
states admit they cannot compete
with North Carolina if we use
legumes for our dairy needs, he
added, and that is what we need
to do ? diversify.
Others on the banquet program
included Secretary of State Thad
Eure, Mayor George A. Iseley and
Carl (Joerch of Raleigh. George
Hamid, New York City booking
agent, presented a floor-show fea
turing entertaining talent of Hal
At the morning session the as
sociation adopted a recommenda
tion that fair officials "load your
guns for the next Legislature to
relieve the agricultural fairs of
The recommendation, presented
by a sub-committee including C.
H. Hight, J. E. Clayton of Tar
boro and John W. Robinson, was
a direct attack upon the $200
State tax ie\ ied by the 1937 Gen
eral Assembly on carnivals operat
ing at all typos of fairs, including
agricultural exhibitions except
those of the American Legion.
A legislative committee, includ
ing Dunn, P. rnell, and Dr. Flem
ing, was appointed to deal with
the tax mat tor and submit recom
mendations at the next meeting.
The 1937 tax law provided also
that counties and municipalities
may levy like sums against carni
vals, including those held for
The committee making the tax
recommendation also presented a
resolution that, future meetings of
the association be held in circuit
with the associations of Georgia.
South Carolina and Virginia. The
proposal was adopted. Plans for
holding circuit meetings will be
studied with tiie view of eliminat
ing unnecessary expenses, it was
Forty-two fair managers from
various sections of the State at
tended Mie session. Guests includ
ed Charles Somma of Richmond,
manager of the Virginia State
Fair; George A. Hamid , of New
York City, No. 1 booker of free
act attractions, and JameQj^Vic
tor of the James F. VtfwSK Attrac
tions, Inc., New York.
MILLS P. T. A.
The Mills P.^. A. will meet in
the school auditorium Thursday
afternoon at 3:30, Jan. 20th.
A splendid program has been
Mrs. Harry H. Johnson will
speak on Child Welfare, relative
to school attendance.
Mrs. Mack Stamps has charge
of the music.
Interesting reports of Commu
nity Child Welfare work will be
The public is invited.
All members urged to attend.
-Gengress is apparently content
to wait until there aren't any
more undistributed profit* in this
country to worry, about.
Mr. C. M. Calhoun, field execu- 1
i live of the Occoneechee Council
' met with the chairmen of the va
! rious committees and all those in
terested in ScouWng In the office
jol' Mr. W. R. Mills to plan for the
Scout set-up in Franklin County.
| Many valuable suggestions wore
J given to prospective scout nins
iters.in regards to organizing new
troops, and securing troop com
Mr. Calhoun called attention to
thil annual meeting of the Occo
neechee Council to be held Mon
day. JanuaFj^ 17 in Raleigh, at
i Carolina Hotel. .He urges all who
are interested in Scouting, or in
any way connected wi^lj it- to at
tend this meeting. The program
includes open house at the Syca
more Creek camp from 3:00-4:30
P. M. Group conferences 5:00
6:30 P. M. Seventh Anniversary
j Banquet of the Occonet;che> Coun
cil 7:00-9:0? P. M
? Those present at the meeting
were: Mr. C. M. Calhoun. W. It.
i Mills, J. A. Hodges, W. O. Ileed,
Delphas Dark, W. C. Strowd, Mal
icolin McKinne, W. B. Barrow, W.
H. White, Kennet'h Davis, G. B.
Harris, Geo. Gilliam, Mrs. W. L.
1 Beasloy. M. W. Warren. J. G.
i Phillips. G. M. Beam.
COMMENDS JUDGE Sl.VCI.AIIt
Resolution* of the Franklin Coun
ty liar Association, Expressing
AppretlitUun for the Services
Of Honorable N. A. Sim-lair,
Judge of the Superior Court
At a recent meeting of the j
Franklin County Bar Association j
the following resolutions were
That whereas, for ohe past six
I months. Honorable'N. A. Sinclair, j
, Judge of the Superior Court, has
presided over the regular and
special term of the Superior Court
jot Franklin County;
| And whereas, me said Honor
able N. A. Sinclair,,. Judge, has at
lall times presided ?ir?r said Courts
I with the dignity, impartiality and |
| ability of an able and efficient
I jurist, and has at all times meted
i out even handed justice, temper
ed with mercy and sympathetic
understanding for all llMgants
j coming before his Court, and has
j continuously shown equal consid
eration and courtesy to litigants
j and the various members of the
Bar appearing in his Court;
And whereas, the said Honor- i
able N. A. Sinclair, Judge, has!
won for himself the affection and
high esteem of the citizenship of'
i Franklin County, and the Frank
i tin County Bar Association, byj
i the adoption of these resolutions, I
is desirous of expressing their ap
I preciation and thanks t<j him for i
bis splendid services rendered, as
Judge, while presiding over the!
i Courts of Franklin County;
Now. There, be it resolved by j
j the Franklin County Bar Associa- 1
1. That Honorable N. A. Sin
! clair. Judge of the Superior Court
j of Fayetteville, N. C., be extend
i ed the thanks and appreciation of
j the Franklin County Bar, for and
in befialf of tihe said Bar and the
people of Franklin County, for
j his splendid and efficient services
! rendered to said County while
j presiding over the Courts of
j 2. That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to Honorable N.
3. That a copy of these reso
lutions be forwarded to tihe press.
4. That a copy of these reso
lutions be spread upon the Min
utes of the Superior Court of
In the account of the Lecte-Hol
den wedding last week, it was in
advertently omitted that* there
would be no announcements is
sued in Louisburg and Macon.
* The TIMES wishes to call
* to the attention of its sub
? scribers the necessity of
* giving both the old and new
* address when moving from
* one place to another, and that
* notice be girm the TIMES
* immediately upon your chan
* ging address.
* Under the new PostolTice
* ruling, if this Is not done It
* will nuke au additional cost
* which will soon have to be
added to the price of sub
scription to take care of han
We, therefore, aak the co
operation of all the subscrib
ers in helping us handle this
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MR. DAVID F. McKINNE
New Commander Spanish War Veterans
D. F. McKINNE INSTALLED NEW
MRS. RAMI, ENTERTAINS
The V. \V. A. of tile Louisburg
Baptist church met (or its first
meeting of the new year in Mie 1
home of Mrs. John Rubil 011 Keu
inore Ave. Monday evening.
The meeting was presided over
by the Pres. Marie Ingram. Y.
VV. A. songs were sung and an in- i
teresting program on the begin-!
ning of the new year and other
phases of work and plans were
discussed by several members.
Personal Service work among
the members and also other busi
ness was taken up. Election of
new officers were also given.
A social hour of fun and fel-j
lowship was held after the meet
Two contests were held after !
which Mrs. George Selby and Miss
Margie Williams were selector as
I lie winners by Mr. Rabil and Mr.
Graham Holmes? in which they
received lovely prizes.
Those present to enjoy Mr. and
Mrs. Ra'oil's lovely hospitality in
their h6me were as follows: ?
Misses Maxine Bailey. Marie In
gram, Julia Shadrach. Margie
Williams, Helen Person, Bessie
Shadrach. Miriam Downey. Maude
Keaton, Sallie V'ick. Maria Perry,
Klsie Hudson, Pauline Joyner,
Frankie Catlett and M< sdames R.
li. Strickland. II. \V. Hudson. C.
R. Young, James Collier, Felton
('ash. W. B. Joyner, Buruette, J. '
D. Simons. George Selby and Mr.
and Mrs. Rabil and Mr. Graham
Delicious refreshments were al- ;
so served, after which all joined j
hands and sung "Bless Be the ,
Tie," and prayer by Mrs. Selby.
The installation of the new of- I
fleers was planned to take place:
at the February meeting on Feb.
21. the place to be anuounced la- I
MRS. MCKIXXK ENTERTAINS
The Current Literature Club |
met Tuesday afternoon at the !
home of Mrs. Malcolm McKinne.
The topic for study for the pro
gram was "Sumatra-Arabia". I
Mrs. M. S. Davis reviewed life
among the Bedouins, their cus
toms and superstitions, which was
followed by the reading- of selec
tions from the book "Black Tents
of Arabia" given by Mrs. W. H.
Pleasants. Miss Loulia Jarman
gave a review of "Jungle Wom
The members present were: |
Mrs. W. H. Pleasants, Miss Mary
Yarborough, Mrs. R. H. Welch,
Mrs. L. F. Kent, Mrs. T. C. Amick,
Mrs. M. C. Pleasants, Mrs. M. S.
Davis, Mrs. T. K. Allen, Mrs. Mac j
Furgerson, Miss Loulia Jarman. i
Mrs. J. G. Phillips, Mrs. V. R. |
Kilby, and Mrs. Malcolm McKin
ne. Mrs. Jamie White, Mrs. C.
K.- Cooke, and Mrs. Isaac Huske |
were guests at the meeting.
I wish to take this opportunity
to thank all my friends for their
many kindnesses to me since I
was hort. Tour visits, flowers and
many good things to eat will be
a pleasant memory. I hope I will
soon be able to return and tfaank
each one of you in person. Wish
ing for each of you a happy and
prosperous New Year.
J. 8. LANCASTER.
Of Worth Bagley Camp No.
2, United Spanish War
Veterans in Elaborate
Ceremony in Wake Coun
ty Court House in Raleigh
? ? p? V
Service men of the war of -98
met in Raleigh Sunday to install
new officers of Worth Bagley
Camp No. 2, United Spanish War
Veterans, and heard their past
State commander. W. Capers
White, declare that the leadership
of President Roosevelt' is our best
Safeguard against another disas
Dave F. McKinive, of Louisburg,
took oevr commandership of the
camp from Eldridge Smith, of
Raleigh, who retired after hold
ing the office for five years.
Former State Commander!
While installed Commander i
McKinne and other new officers,
who -included; Miley B. High,
senior vice-commander; D. S.
Craddock, junior vice-commander;
0- B. flesKjr.'adjutant; and John
R. Moore, quartermaster. Retir
ing Commander Smith was nam-,
ed a trustee for a three-year term.;
Sees War Dangers ^
Not since the early days of'
1915, when this country was stir- 1
red l>y the sinking of the Lusitan?
ia by German submarines," "has
America been as close t<o being
drawn into war as today, Mr.
White said In his address. Veter
ans of wars, who understand best
the results of conflict, can do
much to prevent another one, he
"We want no part of war, with
its greed, bloodshed and destruc
tion," he continued, but on the
other hand America is faced with
Japan's utter disregard of Ameri
can rights in China and our stat
esmen are confronted with the ne
cessity of baking a positive stand.
"Fortunately, America has
Franklin D. Roosevelt, a man well
versed in international diplomacy
and the horrors of war. We can
rely upon his Judgment. We can
and should follow his leadership,
and I appeal to you to do so," he
Mr. White had high praise for
Senator Robert R. Reynolds,
pointing to his efforts toward neu
trality in the Far East and de
claring that the junior Tar Heel
Senator Is one of the best versed
members of the Senate In topics
dealing wioh foreign powers.
Following Mr. White's speech,
a spirited discussion arose on the
motion of Mr. Smith that the or
ganization go on record as oppos
ed to America engaging in war
on foreign soil. Veterans present
took divergent views and tt was
decided to bring the issue ap la
ter at the 8tate convention.
Camp comrades presented the
retiring commander with a jewel
in recognition of his five yeans of
service. Members also voted to
continue their chariby work dur
ing tbe coming year, providing
shoes (or children o( needy fami
lies. The annual meeting was held
in the Wake Court House.
Louitburg College Has Annual
Final plans are b#ing complet
ed at Louisburg College for the
publication of an annual t'his year.
At special class meetings this
week, the staff for the annua!
was elected. The complete annual
staff is as follows: Editor-in-chief,
W. T. Medlin, Jr., of Raleigh, N.?
C.; Publicity Manager. Carroll
Chauncey, of Grifton. N. C.; Ad
vertising Manager: Knock Dickens
of Halifax, N. C.; Photographic
Editor, Allen Knighb, of Golds
boro. N. C.; Feature Editors, Miss
Lillian Johnson, of Holly Springs.
N. C., Miss Grace Newell, of
Goldsboro, N. C., and Dan 'Walk
er, pf Southport, N'. C.; Sports Ed
itors, Miss Sara Foutz. of Moy
ock, N. C., and David Watson, of
Southport, N. C.; Junior Editor,
Maurice Peacock, of Roper, N.
C.; Junior Photographer, Cotton
Allen, of Middlesex, N. C.; Junior
Business Manager, Mary Bethea.
of Wilmington, N. C.; and Junior
Publicity Manager, Miss Margaret
Parrish, of Raleigh, N. C.
Y. W. C. A.
At the Young Women's Chris
tian Association meeting Monday
night, Miss Laura Weldons, of
Raleigh, gave a very interesting
talk on "The Negro As We Have
Made Him." She gave the histori
cal background and told of the
conditions under which they liTe
today. In an informal manner, she
discussed t<he Christian manner
in which we should treat this race
Junior Class Officers
At a call-meting of the Junior
class Tuesday night, the officers
for this year were elected as fol
lows: President, Wallace Mangum,
of Bahama; Vice-President, Miss
Laura Stutts, of Mt. Gilead, N.
C.; and Secretary-Treasurer, Miss
Kathleen Rountreo. of Suffolk,
jVa. Those officers will fie in
[charge Of various activities dur
' ing the year.
| ' ? >
David S. Thomas
: Death Follows A Heart Attack at
7 :SO This Morning ? Funeral
I from the Residence' on Water
Street Sunday Afternoon.
Mr. David S. Thomas, for many
years engaged In the hardware
business, died at 8 o'clock this
morning ati bis home on Water
Street. He was apparently in bis
usual health when the unexpected
heart attack came this looming
about 7-. SO o'clock, his deabh fol
lowing 30 minutes later. Mr. Tho- _
mas was 72 yearB of age.
The funeral w?t*e h&d Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock from
the residence on Water Street,
conducted by Dr. Charles E. Rayn
al, pastor of the First Presbyteri
an church. Burial will follow in
the family plot in Oakwood ceme- _
Mr. Thomas was born July 9,
1865, in Franklin County, a son
of the late Colonel Athanaclous
Thomas and Mrs. Elizabeth C.
Thomas. He had been living in
Statesville fpr mare than 40
years. For a number of years he
was engaged in the hardware busi
ness in Marion, N. C., later com
ing back to Statesville where he
was connected for some time with
a local veneering plant. Then he
went back into the hardware busi
ness and was manager of the
Thomas Hardware Company on
East Broad Street, the "jftesent) ,
location of the Hadley Hardware '
company, for a number of years.
February 14, 1899, was the date
of Mr. Thomas marriage to Miss
Addie McElwee, daughter of the
late J. H. McElwee, pioneer to
bacco manufacturer, and Mrs. Mc
Elwee. Mrs. Thomas survives, and
two children, Mrs. David Andrews,
of Statesville, and Mr. David S.
Thomas, of New York City.' He
leaves also a brother, Mr. W. A.
Thomas, of Statesville, and two
sisters, Mrs. R. J. Day, of Crad
dock, Va., and Mrs. S. V. House,
of Portsmouth, Va.
For many years Mr. Thomas
had been a member of the First
Presbyterian church and was a
regular attendant up to the tlmo
of his death. ? Statesville Land
BOYCE - TOOLE
Announcements as follows havo
been received by friends:
"Mrs. Alonzo Raven Poole an
nounces the marriage of her
daughter, Virginia Clair?, to Mr.
William Clifton Bores on Monday
ttoe tenth of January, nWeteea
hundred and thirty-eight, Raleigh,
The groom is FranUtn Coun
ty's popular and efftotont Assist
ant Farm Agent, whose many
friends extend congratulation*.