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1X>C1SBUR?, X. CAROLINA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY H, |?.W
(EIGHT PAGES )
JUROR JAILED FOR
CONTEMPT OF COURT
Franklin CrinujucT Court
Convened Monday Judge
' N: JuJ3inclair Presiding;
i ^Jlany Case* Disposed Of ;
One Week Tenn
The regular February term of
F*ankltn Criminal Court conven
ed Monday morning; wit-b Hon. N.
.X. Sinclair, Judge presiding and
.Solicitor W. Y. Bickett, ably rep
resenting the State. Judge Sinclair
delivered quite a plain, strong and
interesting charge to the grand
Jury, stating that the grand Jury
is Ohe most powerful branch of
our Judicial System and that the
present set-up was much better
than the old one as it provided
$ome old members on each jury
who could guide the transactions,
saving much time. He explained
that it was a grand inquest and
separate from the court and was
more powerful than the court.
He used this explanation to "im
press the importance it played in
the work of the courts and t-he
welfare of the County. He ex
plained to them that while they
were required to pass upon all
Mils they were not expected to
try the cases, their only duty be
ng to find if there was sufficient
Tviden<? to take up the time of
the court. He also stated that
while we can't abolish crime, we
can do a great' deal to lessen it.
Like diseases, be said, we can
abolish the breeding places. He
told them of their duty to investi
gate jails, County home, prison
? imps, School busses, and sur
roundings and impressed upon
taem the importance of their
A very unusual happening oo
arred in Mie court room Tuesday
when It was noticed one of the
yurors was absent when the jury
trying the case of William Whit
;eld, was called back in the box
.nd It was learned that he had
.??en locked up on a drunkenness
charge at the noon hour of court.
The juror was Joe Bobbitt. who
was given a ten day jail sentence
for Contempt of Court Wednesday
morning Another juror was call
ed in that afternoon and the case
retried. V ' ,
The grand jury was conn posed
?:f W. R. Dean, Foreman W. fc.
Mullen, B. F. Wilder, J. T Bar
gain, C. C. Bowden, W. S. Gajr. T.
M. Huff, H. F. Mitchell. W. C.
Collins, old members. and/W. P.
Wilson, W. F. Baker, S.jA". Fos
ter, C. C. Benton. B. C. Caampion,
H. G. Lindsey. D. N. Murphy. H.
3. Winn D. L. Ayeseire, the new
raembers. G. C. Parri*h was made
?tfficer to Grand Jury. The Grand
Jury used the Commissioners
room for their deliberations.
The docket was taken up and
Disposed of as follows:
Clark Roberts was found guil
ty of operating an automobile in
iWilliam Whitfield was found
sot guilty of housebreaking and
A nolle pros was entered in the
ase of entering and larceny
gainst William Whitfield.
Sam High plead guilty to house
breaking and larceny and was
given two years-on roads.
John Chappel, charged with as
sault with deadly weapon with in
tent to kill, was remanded to Re
corder's Court. I
Sylvester Rose, charged with
assault with deadly weapon with
Intent to kill, was remanded to
Wiley Horton and Alvin Moore,
charged with highway robbery,
?fas remanded to 'Recorder's
: "'Court. ?" ' ; '?'* _ ,
"Mary Can- Steed filfitd iftilt}"1
?6 assault with deadly Weapon,'
"iW&yfer for" judgment 'Was eoritih-l
-t?ed upon payment of'<Sbst9'. 1 I
Lelar Joyner. assault' tflW'dead-i
? jjr weapon, continued under for
-ner order. ? '
John Chuppell, operating auto
mobile intoxicated, not guilty.
Upon the completion of the
Chappel case above at noon Wed
nesday the case of Jerry Patter
son, charged with rape, was tak
in up.. The Jury was completed
Wednesday afternoon and is com
posed of the following: Arthur
Strickland, J R White, R A.
Perry, H. H. Wheeler, Lee Bunn,
J, R. Cheaves, C. H. Richardson,
W. C. Green, W. K. Shearon,
Robert Frazler, H, T. Newton, G.
W. Aycock, D. L. Wells.
Taking of evidence was begun
yesterday morning and was in
progress as we went to press
Messrs. Yarborough & Yarbor
ough are assisting Solicitor W. Y.
Blcketti with the prosecution and
Messrs. Gholson & Gholson, of
Henderson, and E. H. Mftlone are
representing the defendant
The grand Jury completed its
work Wednesday afternoon and
the jury was discharged with the
thanks of the Court. Their report
was filed and will be published in
our next issue. This Is a one
week term and will continue
through this week
Freeman & Harris Takes
Over Perry & Earle Es
tablishment On Nash
Messrs. Numa F. /Freeman and \
H. Grady Harris have purchased
the hardware and ftu-jn machinery ;
business of Perry Tift Earle, one of;
Louisburg'c popular hardware!
businesses and will continue the
business at thy same location. '
After the death of Mr. Earle, Mr. :
Persy wishing to retire on re
count of his health, brought- oboilt
Both Me?ors. Freeman and
Harris are among Louisburg's !
most popular and promising
young men. Mr. Fr&eman is the
son of the late W. M. Freeman,
who was associated with Mr. Her-j
ry under the Arm name of Free-]
man & Co.. for a long number oi i
years, and was thejunior partner!
in the operation of the Union
Warehouse .in. Louisburg the pas;>
year associated with Mr. Grover
C. Harris. Mr. Harris is a son
j of the late John N. Harris, one of
| Franklin County's most success
ful farmers, and one of Louis-!
burg's pioneer tobacco warehouse
men, being the Junior member of
the firm of Meadows & Harris
that operated the Riverside Ware- i
house for so long. They say theyj
expect to build t-heir business up
on quality and service and invite!
you to call on them. See their
auuouncement in another column.1
Tobapeo and Cotton farmers ' iii-j
Franklin County are invited to!
attend a demonstrated discussion 1
of tobacco and eotton diseases in
the Agricultural Building Friday
Afternoon, February 11. at 2:30
P. M. Mv. }L. T. Weeks, Extension
Tobacco specialist, and Dr. I.uther
Shaw. Extension Disease specia
list, of s?tate College will be pre
sent ariiJ hvttrg "Lantern Slide Pro
jector/ and pictures that they
might show the farmers attending !
the /latest production practices ap
proved by our Experiment Sta
/ They will also explain control
'practices to be followed to prev
ent tobacco diseases. Two Con
trol measures for Blue Mold have
proven satisfactory. These control
measures will be explained at thisJ
meeting. Arrangements will be
made for starting demonstrations
on cotton and tobacco in Franklin
| Quite a large number of peo
ple attended the marriage cere
mony last Sunday evening of Miss
Margaret Joyner and Mr. Dan
Holt, which was performed in
the Louisburg Theatre by Esquire
J. L. Palmer.
Miss Joyner is the daughter of
Mrs. W. O. Joyner and the late
W.,0, Joyner. Her hand wa's
given in marriage by her uncle,
Mr. .Raymond Daniels, of Oxford.
Mr. Holt is the son of Mrs. Ella
Holt, of Spencer,. He is the
brother of Mr. Henry "Red" '
Holt, who was best mau at the
After the wedding the couple
left for Richmond. Va.. on their
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Catlett. of
Youngsville, announce the mar
riage Of th&r daughter. Willie
Edrta. fb John Walter Suggs, of
Bttftti. -Ni C-.'blY January 31, 1928.
(Mrs. Suggs' wiis f oriaeiiy Miss
Wduu Catlett, of Raleigh.
' Mr. Suggs is the son of Mr. alid
Mrs. Johnie Sugg.-, of Dunn. He
| holds a position with the Strick
land Motor Co. in Dunn.
Mr. and Mrs. Suggs are making
their home at Dunn.
Program At The
Tha following is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, Feb. 12t:h:
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
3 Mesquiteers in "Trigger Trio"
and James Ellison In "Annapolis
Owl Show Saturday Night at 11
O'clock ? On" Screen, "Youth On
Parole", On Stage, Chandas Spook
Sunday-Monday ^ Dorothy La
Mour, Jon Hall and Mary Astor
in "The Hurricane." ,
Tuesday ? Ronald Reagan and
Mary Maguire ,ln "Sergeant Mur
phy." Also latest/ "March of Time"
Wednesday ? Wayne Morris In
"The Kid Comes Back." "
Thursday-Friday ? Dick Powell,
Rosemary Lane and Hugh Her
bert in "Hollywood Hotel."
To Succeed W. E. White,
Deceased? To Clean Tar
River and Water Shed ?
Adopt Resolutions ? Other
The Board of Town Commis
sioners met in _ regular session,
Kel>. 8; 1938, with all members
present except Mr. L. L. Joyner.
Representatives from I.ouis
bur-g College requested the Board
to purchase advertising space in
t'he I.ouisburg College Ahnual.
The Board authorized the pur
chase of a full page advertise
ment in the proposed Annual.
The Board donated $150.00 to
Battery "B", to be paid in in
Mr. VV. H, M". JenKins. Supt. of
the Franklin County C. C. Camp,
informed the Board that t'he C.
C. C. would clean out the logs;
rafts, and debris in Tar Kiver and
ou the banks of Tar River, on the
water shed of the Louisburg wa
ter supply. Mr. Jenkins Stated
that this work would have to
be done kit such times as not to
interfere with the soil erosion
program. Mr. Jenkins advised
that the Town of I.ouisburg would
be required to furnish gas and
oil for the tractor, and other in
cidental expenses. The Board
readily agreed to these terms and
requested Mr. Jenkins to proceed
wit-h the work. The Mayor ap
pointed Commissioner Barrow.
Attorney J. E. Malone, Jr.. and
l)r. A. H. Fleming as a special
committee to secure permits from
the owners of property abutting
Tar River, in the area to be clean
ed and drained, to remove neces
sary trees and debris from the
banks of the river, and to dig t'he
proper drainage ditches.
The Board awarded the con
tract for lubricating oil to the
Pure Oil Company, for No. 347
Oil-Diesel Lubricant, at a price ot"
26c per gallon. The Board in
structed this contract to expire
on October 1. 1938.
Minutes of a .previous meeting
were read and approved.
The monthly reports of the
Town Clerk, Chief of Police, and i
Tax Collections were read ^nd |
The Board ordered that the
sidewal.ks at the North eud of the
River Bridge, be repaired imme
The Contract for Chlorine,
which was offered by the Mathie
son Alkali Works. Inc., was ac
cepted by the Board.
The following Resolution was
adopted by the Board, a copy of
which was ordered to be publish
ed in the FRANKLIN TIMES, a
copy sent to the family of Mr. W.
E. White, and a copy spread upon
"WHEREAS on the 1st day of
February, 15*38. our circle was
broken by the death of one of our
oldest and most beloved members.
W. E. White. Sr. ;
"AND WHEREAS for more
than twelve years Will White has
served hi&'Town and its people
faithfully, efficiently and unsel
fishly as a member of this Board,
giving unstlntingly of his time
and substance in all things that
would tend to help and improve
his community, both as a Town
Official and as a private citizen;
AND WHEREAS his record
of service as a Commissioner of
the ^own of Loulsburg has been
of the highest character and an
inspiration to his fellow Commis
sioners and all Town Officials and
"NOW THEREFORE be it re
solved'; ? ,
"That in his death we, as in
dividuals, have, lost; a friend and
the town has io3t ah official whose
absence will ''be long and keenly
"That we extend td his family
and to the people of Louisburg
our deep sympathy in t'heir Joss.
"That a copy of these resolu-i
tions be published in the FRANK
LIN TIMES, a copy forwarded to
the members of his family, and
the original spread upon the min
utes of this Board."
The purchase of. eight barrels
of Tarvia XC crack filler, from
The Barrett Company, was au
Messrs. Cooper, Howell and
Allen were appointed as a special
committee to purchase a second
hand diimp truck.
A motion prevailed to purchase
the materials for the construction
of new power line through the
business district, from the West
inghouse Electric Supply Co., in
accordance with it's quotations,
provided t>hat they will deliver
the poles in this order, F.O.B.
Louisburg, N. C., subject to our
inspections and acceptance.
Messrs. W. G. Lancaster and
P. W. Elam were nominated for
Town Commissioner to fill the va
cancy on the Board caused by
the death of our esteemed and
beloved Mr. W. E. White.
Mr. Elam was. elected Town
Commissioner by a vote of three
to one, and a motion prevailed to
make bis election unanimous.
A number of invoices were ap
To Franklin Man
Falling Tree Fatally Injures'
George E. Ayscue, 32,
Henderson, Feb. 9. ? Ueorge K.
Ayscue, 32, of Franklin County,
died today in Maria Parhain Hos
pital at Henderson as the result
of injuries he received when
struck by a falling tree.
Ayscue was in the wood near
his home near the Vance-Franklin
County line and was cutting tim
ber at the time of the accident.
He was rushed to the Henderson
hospital where he died some two
He was a native of Franklin
County and a member of the New
Hethel Baptist Church. Hje was
the son, of George T. Ayscue and
the late Mrs. Ayscue and was well
fknown throughout this section.
Funeral services wjll be held
Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock at New Bethel Baptist
Church at Epsom. Services will j
be in charge of Rev. John E.
Ayscue assisted by the Rev. J. F.
Mitchinfer. a former pastor of the
Surviving are his father, three
sisters, Mrs. M. E. Wilder and
Mrs. C. L. Overton, both of Vance
County, and Mise Belle Ayscue.
of Franklin County, and four
brothers, R. T., J P.. and H. C.
Ayscue. of Franklin County, and
I). J. Ayscue, of Vance County.
List of Jurors
The following is a list of ju
rors drawn for the March term
of Frauklin Superior Court:
Dunns ? D. H. Pea roe, W. C.
Stallings. Hoy Mitchell.
Harris-- J. E. .Stallings. .1. V.
Arnold. H. A. Strickland
Youngaviiie? Fred P.. Hart, N.
Frankllnton ? -C. A. Brown, J.
Havesville? J. 'H. Goodson, P.
-C. Fuller, J. B. Hunt. Walter
Faulkner, J. H. Ellington.
Sandy Creek? C. R. Hale. J. L.
Foster. J. N. Ttiarrington.
Gold Mine? T. C. Dayton. Alex
Cedftr Rock: ? W. H. Layton.
Cypress' Creek ? S. S Harrison.
I.ouisburg ? N'apier Williamson.
L. V. Woodlief.
Dunns? E. O. Pearce. Bud Kay,
Dillard- Privett, J. R. Weathers
Harris ? Henry Cyrus.
Youngsville ? C. H. Roberts, A.
L. Goswick. W. N. Williams.
Franklinton ? A. D. Cooke.
Sandy Creek ? J. R. Tharring
ton, E. H. Pearce. R. C. Edwards,
Gold Mine ? G. W. Nelms, A.
Cedar Kock ? G. B, Smith, O.
T. Murphy. W. C. Coppedge, O.
B. Fisher. Gillis Moore. G. B.
Leonard, F. W. Pernell.
Louisburg ? Frank L. Dennis. S.
H. Averett J. A. Ayscue.
Exports from the United States
to Chile during the tirst eight
months of last year increased 44
per cent as compared with the
similar period in 1936. according
to a report made public today by
the Chilean Consul General In
The value of American mer
chandise and raw materials sold
to Chile from January to August,
1937, amounted to $16,116,517 as
compared with $10,551,881 last
year. These exports consisted
chiefly of cotton goods, woolen
goods, fuel oil, rolled Iron or steel,
and machinery. Almost every
branch of American Industry was
in some way. either directly or In
directly, affected by these Chilean
Approximately 25 per cent of
Chile's annual foreign purchases
1 during Mie last, ten years have
been from the United States,
amounting to more than $241,
000,000 for that period. Through
the use of these American pro
ducts, especially machinery and
raw materials, Chile has been able
substantially to modernize her in
dustries, improve her standard ot
living and consequently increase
her purchasing power.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our many
thankg and appreciation for the
many useful gifts that people have
given us since our home and every
thing we had was destroyed by
fire in January.
George Dictfttas and Children.
CARD OP THANKS
We wish to take this opportun
ity to thank all of our neighbors
and friends -for their kindness
during our sickness. We appre
ciate every kind deed. They will
be long remembered.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Mattihews.
proved for payment.
The meeting being completed
adjournment was taken.
Shows The Many Use* Of
The Cotton Seed With
A double treat was given mem
bers of Louisburg Kiwanis and
guests at the usual weekly lun
cheon Tuesday night at the Agri
cultural building, when Lieut.
Governor Ned Dameron, of Bur
lington. was present and address
ed the meeting. He complimented
the club for the progress it' had
made the past year and told them
the big desire of Kiwanis this
year was to increase the member
ship. He told of the coming con
vention to be held at San Fran
cisco, and urged the club to send
at least' two delegates, and gave
a nice side light on the Charlotte
Convention the past fall.
The second treat was the "Dix
ie Shopping Tour" presented in
moving talking pictures by Mr.
Shep Oliver, of Rocky Mount, se
cured by Grorer Harris, who had
charge of the night's program.
This picture presented the cotton
seed and the many uses to which
its parts are put. This was a most
interesting part of the program
and presented a much wider use
than any present had guessed the
see'd were playing a part in.
The meeting was presided over
by Paul Elam President, Minutes
were read by Secretary James
Johnson, and music furnished by
Mrs. J. E. Malone. Sponsor. Pray
er was offered by Rev Jiramie
The attendance was splendid
and all enjo>v<i the? delightful
lunch and the splendid program.
The Woodmen of the World
camp No. ".'14 was reorganized
Friday uight by Dr. William How
ard Carter, of Goid-tboro, District
Manager of Dunn-Goldsboro Dis
trict and also a- State Offical of
Dr. Carter was introduced by
Col W. M. Culbreth of Smithfield
who is the district manager for
this diatricit. Dr. Carter obligated
twenty-five new member* and
then installed the newly elected
officers for 1938.
Those who were elefted and in
stalled were: Consul Commander
I. P Wheeler. Jr.: Adviser, W.
P. Williams; Banker, A. D. Wild
er; "Escort. Joe Hatton; Watch
man. Biaii Pruett; Financial Sec
retary. R. E. L. Lancaster; Sentry.
J. A. Kabil: Auditor. Chairman,
N. F. Freeman: Two Year audit*).',
P. B Beasley. One year auditor
K. Y. Holmes. J. W. Cooper wai
appointed by Col. Culbreth as
?A short talk was made by Col.
Culbreth and Dr. Cavter delivered
an address on "The Realities of
"No man can be a true frater
na[ist until he can school himself
to control his passions and be
generous to his fellow-man, stat
ed Dr. Carter in his address. .
R. E. L. Lancaster the financial
secretary, has .been a Woodineu
for thirty-one years and plans
were discussed to honor him at
a future meeting.
The camp decided to meet every
Friday night. A large crowd at
tended the tneeWng.
ADDS NEW MACHINE
Mr. J. R.-Gantt has just added
a new model Champion. Shoe Ma
chine to htSJilready Well equipped
shoe shop and has made other
chauges that add to the appear
ance. convenience apd service of
hit. popUlar ahiie repair business
on Xash Street.
TWO INJURED IN ACCIDENT
Henry Macon, colored, was gent
to a hospital after first aid treat
ment by Dr. J. E. Fulghum Mon
day following au accident near
Mapleville, where, it was stated
he was struck by an automobile
being driven by Mr. Lonnie Lan
caster. He received a broken pel
vis and ot'her injuries, according
to Dr. Fulghum.
In . the same accident, it was
understood) Mr. Lancaster receiv
ed several painful Injuries Includ
ing a serious injury to his ear.
The car, we are informed, went
over an embankment and was
damaged. The cause of the wreck
was not stated.
MII1L8 P. T. A. MEETING
The P. T. A. will meet in the
school auditorium at 3:30, Thurs
day, Feb. 17, to celebrate Found
ers Day. Supt. W. R. Mills will
be -the speaker of the occasion,
a*d the program snbject, the
"March of Time."
Both Mr. Mills' speech and the
P. T. A. Recital pertain to school
Old songs will be sung by the
assembly. An Invitation is extend
ed to all P. T. A's, in the County,
through the Franklin Tinies.
There will be only two more
Milla P. T. A. meeting* to follow.
All members are urged to attend
this very important! meeting.
Shows Big Gain
(iriierul .\|(<-iit \\ Virion D. Egerton
20% Increase in t!?:t7.
Weldon I). Egerton. of Louis
burg, General Agent (or the Secur
ity Life and Trust Company of
Winston-Saletu. in Uiis territory
received yesterday t'he report of
the annual meeting of the stock
holders aud directors of the com
pany held in Winston-Salem Tues
day. January 25. Egbert L. Da
' vis. president of the company, ac
I ting us chairman of the meeting,
reported unusually favorable
achievements from every depart
ment of t-he business for 19X7.
Records for the year show the
largest amount of paid for busi
ness, the largest guiu in insurance
in force and the largest increase
in assets for any year in the his
tory of the company.
The jrt'w paijfor business* for
1937 was 20% greater thau in
the previous year and over 10
million dollars of this new busi
ness came from North Caroliua
alone. The insurance in force in
creased over 18% to a total of
$43,400,000. At the present rate
i growth the company's total in
surance in force will have doubled
in the four and a half year period
from January 1, 1934. to June 30
of this year. Officials of the com
pany expect to see the insurance
in force cross the 50 million-dol
i lar mark during 1938.
I The assets increased $610,000,
reaching an all-t4me high of over
five million dollars, thus increas
ing the company's strong financial
Keports detailing I he progress
of tlie company's various depart
ments were made by Tully D.
Hlair, vice president and agency
inauager; W. Grady Southern,
vice president in charge of "the
company's building and loau de
partment: Sam I,. Rooke, secre
tary and actuary; K. Grady Wil
moMi. assistant treasurer.
Among the stockholders and
directors residing outside of Win
ston-Salem. are: Messrs. T. Austin
Finch of Thomasville. president
Thomasville Chair Company: J.
Raymond Smith of Mount Atry,
president of the National Furni
ture Company; 1 ). I [idea Ramsey
of Aeheville, general manager of
The Citizens-Times Company;
Millard' F. Jones, Kocky Mount,
vice president Planters National
Hank and Trust- Company ; J. Sam
White of Mebane, president White
Furniture Company: A. Wayland
Cooke of Greensboro. Clerk of
| Court for Guilford County; Leo
H. Harvey of Kinston, president
I;. Harvey and Sons Company; F.
Frank Dowd, Jr.. of Charlotte,
i president Pipe and Foundry Com
, pany, and Dr. F*ed M. Hanes of
Durham, dean of Medicine, Duke
The stockholders elected as
directors Robert M. Hanes, S. Clay
Williams, Dr. Ffed M. Hanes.
Egbert L. Davis, P. H. Hanes,
Thurmond Chatham. J. Sam
White, Millard F. Jones, T. D.
I.einbuch, E. L. Efird. J. Ray
mond- Smith, B. S. Womble, A.
i Wayland Cooke, D. Hiden Ram
j sey, S. L. Booke, W. Grady SoUth
! ern, Leo H. Harvey, W. Frank
i Dowd. Jr., and T. Austin Finch.
At the annual meeting of the
board of directors held following
the adjournment of the stockhold
ers' meeting with Dr. Fred M.
Hanes, chairman of the board,
presiding, satisfaction was ex
pressed over the splendid progress
reported by the company during
the year just passed and an ex
pectation of still greater achieve
ment for the company during the
year 1938. ??
The following were elected as
officers for the ensuing year: Dr.
F. M. Hanes, chairman of the
board; Egbert L. Davis, president
and treasurer; Tully D. Blair, vice
president and agency manager;
W. Grady Southern, vice president
in charge of tihe building and loan
Insurance department; S. L.
Booke, secretary and actuary; Dr.
S. W. Hurdle, medical director}
R. Grady Wilmoth, assistant trea
surer; Manly. Hendren and
Womble, general counsel.
D. A. R. MEETING -
i Mrs. W. H. Pleasants entertain
ed the members of the Green Hill
j chapter of the Daughters of Am
' erican Revolution at her home
Mrs. Pleasants was re-elected
regent for the ensuing year.
Mrs. B. T. Holden and Mrs.
Pleasants were elected delegates
| to the district meeting to be held
j in Raleigh.
. Mrs. F. L, I^awla was also-cho
sen as page. 1
Officers were chosen with Sec
retary as Mrs. Bennett Perry and
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. 8.
P. Boddle; Miss Mary Yarboi1
ough, Registrar; Mrs. W. H Yar
boough, Treasurer; Mrs. L. L.
Joyper. Chairman of the Ellis Is
land Committee. ,
Delicious refreshment* served
by Mio' hostess assisted bj Blllie
Alston were served to Mrs. 8. P.
Boddle, Mrs. B. T. Holden, lfrs. L.
L. Joyner, Mrs. F. L. Rawls. Mrs.
B. B. Perry, Miss Mary Yarbor
ough and Mrs. H. J. Lewis.
County Commissioners Hold
Short Meeting ? Receive
Road Petition ? Mostly
The Board of County Commis
sioners met in regular sessioq
Monday with all members pres
ent. Following; the formalitie? at
openiug the. following business
C. T. Dryden.a World War vet
eran, was allowed peddlers li
Supt. E. R. Richardson, of the
County Home; Dr. R. F. Yarbor
ough. Health Officer: E. J. Mor
gan, Farm Agent; Mrs. J. F.
Mitchiner, Welfare Officer and
Miss Weaver. Home Agent, made
reports which were accepted.
Com. Stallings reported visiting
the Health Department and find
ing it in goo.4, condition *
Com Terrell' reported visiting
the Welfare Dpartmen'j and find
ing that the new quarters are an
added convenience in carrying on
A petition from citizens in May ?
esville township for a road was
received and referred to the Statw
A motion prevailed that Willie
Valentine be rented Bailey land
with the understanding that he
could purchase same in the fall
and the amount paid a9 rent
would be allowed on the purchase
R. P. Jones was before the
Board in reference to road in
Gold Mine township. He was ad
vised -thari this-; matter would
again be taken up with the High
The Board allowed that part of
the Henry Read property in
Youngsville township be "sold to
W. S. Preddv for $150; $50 to be
paid in cash, balance in t<wo years.
Upon motion it was decided to
purchase a record book for re
cording discharges of World War
veterans, as the one now in use*
has been completely filled, and
that said discharges be recorded,
gratis as formerly.
The Commissioners drew a jury
for the March term of Superior
After allowing' a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned.
A blazing meteor swept across
the northern sky, exploded within
hearing distance and burned it>
self out, leaving a trail of smoke
in the dusk early Monday night.
Excited telephone calls testified
that the astro.uomical display had
Weatherman Sherwood Jones
t>f the U. S. Weathtr Bureau esti
mated the duration of visibility
almost a minute. The meteor bla
zed an arc across the sky from
northeast to southwest. From th?
ground, he said, it appeared tihe
size of a man's head. bursting?in
to gaseous flame and fading away
to a red coal. Smoke was visible
for five minutes afterward, j--"
The meteor was larger and
came closer to the earth than me
teoric particles ordinarily flash
ing into the earth's atmosphere
from the outer spaces. Fred Jones,
Jr., of the Hayes Barton section,
declared he heard a "rumbling
noise like that of a train" and
heard an explosion.
Telephone calls gave varied re
ports. One caller, with an excited
voice, declared the light cast
shadow during the twilight. An
other insisted that he heard Its
Impact as it struck the earth,?
Wilson, Feb. 7. ? What observ
ers believed to be a large meteor
fell near here early tonight.
Between 6.30 and 6:45 o'clock,
several persons, including Dr. J.
G. Turner, witnessed the fall Of ?
blazing heavenly body, much lar
ger and much closer. to earth than
the common falling star, la the
The body, traveling rapidly,
was visible for more than three
minutes, Dr. Turner said, and aa
it neared the earth exploded and
dlsappared, apparently only a
comparatively few feet above the
v Dr. Turner said he thought! the
meteor was very close to Wilson
..and came close to earth because
he measured It along the line of
a one-story building, over which
he was looking at an angle.
Quite a number of Franklin
County people observed the same
meteor, some, not knowing what
iywas, described It as a warning
giveu the people stating it rose
from a little to the southwest and
whett almost straight above it
changed its course to almost
north, and with its a moke or tail
wrote a message, three letters
L. W. T. being very plain but th? ,
rest unintelligible. ,
Mesdames Oeorpe Selby, X. GL
Mullen, R. H. Strickland, and
Miaaes Elsie Hudson and Elisa
beth Timberlake . attended the
North Carolina Sunday School Of
ficers Convention In High Point
T a u red jo* ami Friday of last week.