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THE COUNTY - THE STATE - THE UNION
SUBSCRIPTION 91.30 a Y?
IjOCISBURG, N. CAROLINA fRIDAV, FEBRUARY 18. 193*
? ? ' i
Krom Leaving Loui>l>urg
Advertising In The TIMES ^
No Suggestion of Demon
stratio n? Defendant
1 Faints ? Left Immediate,
ly Without Announcing
Destination ? February
Term Comes To End?
? Verdict Denounced and
Commended, Follows Pub
Jerry Patterson. 21 was fouud
not guilty of committing rape up
on Mrs. Sam Harris, 19. on Octo
ber 21st, 1937, as charged in the
bill of indictment by a jury in
Franklin Superior Court on Sat-;*
urday afternoon following three
and one half days of evidence,,
speaking and- selecting the jury:
The jury was out only about two
hours.. Prior to rendering the
verdict court* officials had arrang
ed for patrolmen and local of
ficers to be stationed "about the
Oourt room to quiet any demon-,
ntration that might occurr, but n?, .
suggestion of such was mad? by
any of the large crowd tihat pack
ed the court room. Each day large
crowds attended the trial. The
verdict was in keeping with the
general public opinion as had
been expressed by people on the
streets who had heard portions of
the evidence and arguments
Patterson was accused of as
saulting Mrs. Harris last October
21. The young woman took the
stand on Thursday, the second
day of the trial, and told thf al
leged incident which resulted in
Patterson's arrest. Her husband
sorroborated her evidence I
Patterson denied the charge em
phatically. declaring Mi at his at
tentions titers. Harris were .wel
come to ht;mThere were no eye
witnesses aniFjn t lie-final analysis
the verdict rested upon the evid
ence of only the defendant and
Mrs. Harris. During the trial
character witnesses had given both j
Following the verdict Patterson
J immediately arose iind with his
' attorneys made his way out of the
Court room to an adjoining room
? where he fainted, from the heavy
strain under which he had been
subjected during the long drawn
out tirial. Doctors, lawyers and
court attaches worked faithfully;
while the surging curious throng
crowded around to bring Patter
son back to consciousness. When
he could speak he declared he had
"told the truth"* thanked the jury
and his attorneys and left with
Athe Patrolmen for an unanuounc
j ?d distination.
Immediately after his arrest
iast October Patterson was carri
ed to Central Prison in Raleigh
because of high feeling in the im
mediate section. Later he was
transferred to the Wake County I
jail to await trial. Both his par
ents have been dead for several
years and he has made his home
with an aunt, Mrs. Staple Thar
rington, who sat at his side
throughout the case.
Presiding Judge N. A. Sinclair
of Fayetteville delivered a 20
minute charge to tihe jury shortly
before *2 o'clock.
V * A iwl IlAHfklinnArl
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In a formal statement, Solicitor
W. Y. Btckett of Raleigh declared
"The verdict was a great disap
pointment to me. It will serve to
make the effort io suppress mol)
violence in North. Carolina much
W. H. Yarborough, Sr.. of L.ou
fr. jsburg. who aided Solicitor Bickett |
j aald;- "The verdict wa? a victory!
for the 'lawless and immoral ele
ment in Franklin County. But the
tight for law enforcement and
lecency will still go on."
The following statement was is
sued by counsel for the defense.
Gholson and Qholson of Hender
son and E. H. Malone of Louis- j
"A just and anticipated verdict
rendered by a Jury of 12 reputable
honest and substantial citizens of
Franklin County, chosen first by
the State, and accepted by the
defendant and admitted by coun
sel for the State and the defendant
aa being as good as any jury ac
cepted in Franklin, supported in
Its entirety by the evidence, and
apparently, by many comments
from tihe citizens of the commun
ity, as thoroughly approving and
expressing the sentiments of thoee
known to believe to the efficiency
of the law -
Jerry Patterson, rape, not ?gull
Clarke Rotafe, operating au
tomobile IntoilSted, given aix
months on ro&da.
-J. 0. Bailer, forgery, si*
LUMPKIN MAY ENTER
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HON. W. L. LUMPKIN
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Whose many friends in the 4th Congressional District
arcurging.bim to run for Congress against Congressman |
Horald D. Coolev. Mr. Lumpkin is well equipped for <
this important position, having served several terms iti ;
the State [legislature and is an orator of no mean ability. ;
He mfid# a wide reputation in his conduct1 of the State !
^oni|iaig?3&r McDonald for Governor, and produced al- j
most unbelievable results. With the contacts he made :
during this campaign and considering the split Mr. !
Coolwv has in his home County, and the fact that the 4th
District went overwhelmingly for McDonald, it is con- !
sidored Mr. Luiupkin Would have a fine op|K>rtunity. A 1
ct>ti versatton' Wi fli hinv Monday afternoon eonvtndw! tin- 1
TIMES reporter that he\ is giving the request of his!
friends serious consideration and may make formal an- j
months on roads.
Elmo Frazier, seduction, to be'
sent to- -jail until costs are paid,!
Of otherwise discharged accord
ing to law.
Court came to a closs at the
end4>f the Patterson case.
Grand Jury Report
The following ii the report
made by the Grand Jury:
North Carolina. Franklin Coun-|
ty. In the Superior Court, Febru
ary Term, 1938.
To Honorable N. A. Sinclair,]
We, the Grand Jury of Febru
ary Term, 1938, Franklin County
Superior Court, respectfully sub-j
mit the following report:
We have passed on all bills
which have been submitted to us
or that have been, brought to our
attention to the best of our know
ledge and ability, without any
We have visited all of the
county offices and find tliem well
kept and in good condition. We
have visited Mie County Home,
the Prison Camp, the County
Jail, the various schools of the
county and find them all in good
condition. We recommended in
October Term, 1937 that wooden
building at Bunn School be re
paired and find that this has not
been d'one. We recommended in
October Term, 193" t'hat Frank
lintou City Jail be remodeled and
find that this has not been done.
We recommend new building. We
recommended in October Term,
1937 that door be cut iu Louis
burg City Jail and find that this]
has not been done.
We find that t'here are seven- 1
teen Magistrates that have not
filed their reports with the Cferk. f
We - found Franklin Colored
School truck number 47 out of
W. R. DEAN.
. Foreman of Grand Jury.
The following Magistrates re
ported: H. B. Harris. W. C. Per
ry, W. C. Webb, J. A. Boone. E.
C. Perry, J. L. Palmer, E. C.
Crews, H. A. Faulkner. C. C.
Winston, R. H. Jones.
HOLDKN-K IHHKK r
The following anuounoment
was taken from Sunday's N^ws
Misa Carror Davis Fiuhar, of
Raleigh, daughter of Mrs. George
E. Fisher, of Rocky Mount, to
Sidney Cleveland Holden, of
The United States possesses the
largest book and job printing
plant in the world in the Govern
ment PrlnMng Office in Washing
ton. ' -
Hands Down De
cision On 'Silent
Elizabeth City. Feb. 15. ? Judge
I. M. Meekins today handed down:
a decision terming the silent sal- 1
esraau a "gambling machine" and !
dissolving his previous injunction I
against coufiscatingklhe machines
in Pasquotank county. |
The John Morris Cqntectton
company is granted Febru- j
ary 25 as 10 days "of grace" to;
"remove all its maehinV#' ' from \
Ohe eastern district of North Car
olina" without threat of confisca
tion by officers of the law.
Morris, during tuc.ao days of
grace, however, must not "per
mit the machines (any one , of
them) to be operated between
now and the 25th day of Febru
ary. 1938, other Mian to sell can
dy mints, exclusive of and apart
from the vending of tokens re
deemable in merchandise or oth
erwise, in connection with. such
H. B. BURLESON RITES
k Funeral services were held ati
10:30 o'clock Friday morning at
the home for Harry B. Burleson,
of Newland. Rev. Butte of the
Valle Crusls Episcopal Church, as
sisted by Rev. E. F. Camp, of the
Presbyterian Church of Newland,
conducted the services. ,J4r. Burle
son. age 46,, died at Grace Hos
pital Banner Eljv., N. C., at 12:45
p'clock Tuesday A. M . February
The interment was in the local
cemetary. Surviving are his wife, j
Rosamond if. Burlesi.uK . step ;
daughter Miss Rosalind Ragsdale,
of Winston-Salem: Iiis mother.
Mrs. J. M. Grass." of NeWland',
thrfe sisters Mrs.. Claude Banner,
of VVilcoe W V;k Mrs. Ronald
Ituclies, Newliuid, N. C., Mrs. T.
L. liay of Erwin Tenn.
Pallbearers w.e re S. K. Mortim
er. K. C. Guy, J. V. Bowers, Carl
\Vi ;;man, George Bowman and J.
Mr. Burleson served as chair
man of t>he Board of Education of
Avery County for the past six
years. Was owner of Burleson
Motor Co., Inc., and Burleson's
General Store' Newland. He was
associated with Albers Drag Co.,
of Knoxville Tenn.. as salesman
for the past fifteen yearfc.
An unnsual tribute was paid
Mr. Burleson by the closing of all '
County schools the day of J he
The number and beauty of the
floral offering bespoke Mie love
and .esteem In which. both the old
To Be Off
Su|>l. J. (', Hai-kin*, of the
l.ouisimrg Light and Water de
partments requests tlir TIMKS,
that because of the activity of
repairing the electric lines, to
full the attention of the |?eoplc
of f.ouixburg to the the an
"Beginning next week there
will be Interrupt ions in electric
ncrvlre ut Intervals, due to the
rebuilding of the transmission
, llnes. Most of these interrup
tions tvlll occur on Sundays,
but we will try not to inter
rupt the service to those cus
tomers using elec tric ranges.
"We respectfully request the
public to ucce|H these intcrrup
tions patiently' until the work
Franklin Recorders Court had
quite a number of cases before
it on Tuesday. In the morning ses
sion Judge J. K. Maloue. presided,
and in the afternoon session Vice
Judge K, C. Bullock. presided.
The docket was disposed of as
John Chappell pK-ad guilty to
being drunk and disorderly and
was given . 30 days in jail sus
pended upon payment of costs.
Sylvester Ross plead guilty to
being drunk and disorderly, and
was given 30 days in jail suspend
ed upon payment of cost?.
?A Nolle pros was taken iu the
case of highway robbery against
Wiley Horton and Alviu Moore.
C. T. Prevltt plead guilty to
carryiug concealed weapons, and
was fined $50 and costs.
A Nolle .pros ! was taken in the
case of assault on a female against
C. T. Prevltt. i
C. T. Prevltt was found glillty
of operating an automobile intoxi
cated and without drivers license,
and given 60 days ou roads, sus
pended upon payment of $50 fine ,
and costs, and not to drip car fori
12 months. J
Joe Burrell. larceny, was sen-]
fenced to t month on roads.
Xanza Harris, plead guilty to i
unlawful possession of whiskey,
and was given 12 months on
roads, suspended upon payment
or $25 and cottar
William Kvans. ofhfiatios with
out drivers licenses disposed of at
special time. . \i
Arch Taylor, plead guilty to
drunk and disorderly, and given
30 days on roads, suspended upon
saving the County harmless.
Joe Alston, guilty of larceny
and receiving. 60 days on roads.
Willie Fogg, plead guilty of
larceny and receiving, and given
4 months on roads, suspended up
on saving the County harmless.
Jack Egerton. guilty of larceny
and receiving and given 4 months
W. M. McGhee whs found not
guilty careless anjl reckless driv
The following cases were con
B. C. Stallings, worthless check
W. H. Radford, resisting of
Dorsey Johnson alias Dorothy
Davis, unlawful possession of
Lonnie Lancaster, unlawful pos
session of whiskey, transporting.
Bryant Martin, unlawful pos
session of whiskey. ?
Bryant Martin, operating auto
Grover Jeffreys, assault With
Beatrice S. Jeffrey, aesautt with
Bob Hinley, operating automo
Dan Andrews, careless and
LONG ISLAND WOMAN
KILLED IN FRANKLIN
Wreck Injuries Fatal to Mrs.
Howard S. Gilbert; Husband
Henderson. Feb. 13. ? Mrs.
Howard S. Gilbert of Long Island,
N. V'.. was fatally Injured and her
husband seriously injured when
their automobile struck a tree
near Franklinton this morning.
Mrs. Gilbert, whose neck was
broken, died on tho way to Maria
Parham Hospital here. Her hus- !
band was admitted to the hospital,
where it was reported thati his in
juries were serious but not re
garded as daugerous.'
Highway Patrolman T. E.
Cooke, who investigated the ac
cident, reported that Mrs. Gilbert,
who was driving, apparently lest
control of the car, wMch ran off
bhe road and smashed iftto a tree.
Mrs. Gilbert's body was return
ed to Frankiinton, where efforts
were being made tonight to get
in touch with relatives in New
The Gilberts, Cooke said he
learned, were returning to Now
York following a visit to West
Palm Beach, Fla. t
and the young held for Mr. Burle
son. Mrs. Burleson will be remem
bered as a former resident of
Loulsbnrg and the daughter of
the l^te J. N. Harris.
Declaring he looks "lo the State \
of Nort-h Carolina and-to the con
science of the American people as
a whole for my vindication," Fred
Erwiu Seal, erstwhile Communist i
and ringleader of the bloody tex
tile strike at Gastonia in 1929,1
Wednesday afternoon entered I
State's Prison to start service of j
a sentence imposed nearly a de- 1
"I am guilMess of the charges !
against me then, and am. of ;
course, equally guiltless today,"
said Real before the gates of Con
tra! Prison clanged shut behind |
Arriving here by motor at 9:15
o'clock Wednesday morning frojft
Boston. Muss., where he decided
this week he would uM resist ex
tradition proceedings to rektru
him to North Carolina to serve a
17 to 20 years' term in prison for
the part the court said he played
in the strike that culminated in
Mie slvooling to death of Police i
Chief O. P. Aderh61t of Gastonia,
Heal entered prison shortly before
:i o'clock.- Raleigh' Times.
Speaks At Ki
Miss Evelyn Jenkins of the
Frunkliu County Welfare Depart
ment,. explained. to the. members
of the l.ouisburg Kiwauis Club at
their weekly luncheon on Tues
day evening, the work of the de
partment as to the Old Age as
sistance and the connection they 1
have with the WPA. After her,
discussion she answered any
question the members desired to
ask. This wan of great benefit toj
Kiwaninn Cecil Sykes had
charge of the program. Kiwaniau
Ed Griffin introduced Miss Jen- 1
It was voted up_on and carried
unanimously to ch'ange the meet- |
ing place of the club to the
Franklin Hotel and President
Paul Elatn appointed a committee
consisting of Kiwanians Jimmie1
Phillip*, Chairman. \V. C. SJtrowd,
and Ed Sfcovull to make arrange
ments about the time of t?he
Kiwanian Gaither Beam was
given the hand of the club for bis
appointment by the Governor as
a member of the Carolina Dis
trict Public Affairs Committee.
The program for Feb. 22 will
be in charge of Rev. D. E. Earn
hardt, who w ill present Col. Jen- j
kins, of Henderson, who will ad-|
dress the club on t-he facts of the
Mrs. H. F. Jones
Taken By Death
Warrettton. Fel>. 12. ? Mrs.
Estelle Brodie Jones, Mie wife af
Howard F. Jones, died at her
home in Warrenton this morning:
around 3 o'clock following a heart 1
attack which she suffered two
hours earlier. She was 62 years
Mrs.. Jones, Who was known
widely for her remarkable energy
and hospitality, appeared to be in
good health at bedtime last night
and her death came as a distinct'
shock to members of her family
The daughter of Dr. Walter
Brodie and Ella R. Ricks, she was
born near Whitakers on Septem
ber. 13, 1875, but as a cSild she
moved with her parents to Wilson,
where she grew into womanhood.
She attended school there, and
completed her education at Sk
Mary's in Raleigh.
She was married to Mr, Jones
in Wilson in 1897 and the couple
resided there until 1908, when
they, with their family, moved to
Shi is survived by her husband,
and three sons, Bignall, Duke and
Howard Jones, Jr., and two grand
sons, Rives Taylor, Jr., of Oxford,
and Howard Jones, III, of War
renton. A son, Brodie Jones, and
two daughters, Mrs. Rives Taylor
of Oxford and Mary Fort Jones,
preceded her to t(he grave.
JUNIOR WOMANS LEAGUE
Miss Anna Fuller Parhahi en
tertained the members and friends
of the Junior Womans League at
her home Thursday evening
Committee reports were read
and other plans for the spring ac
tivities were discussed.
A delicious salad coursc with
tea was served to Mrs. Iiegarre
Webb, of Baltimore, house guest
of Dr. and Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. E.
F. Griffin, Mrs. F. R. Rose, Mrs.
W. D. Egerton, Mrs. H. J. Lewis,
Mrs. A. C. Hall, Mrs. H. H. John
sou, Mrs. Mac Stamps, Jr., and
Mrs. F. W. Wheeless, Jr.
Most girls like to see A man
smoke a pipe vntll they are mar
ried to a pipe smoker and have to
help 'him remember where he
May Run Again
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HEX. KKWAItlt^ I'. GltlKIIN
who so ably and efficiently serv- ,
ed Franklin County and the oth
ers of the 6th Senatorial District'
in the N. V. General Assembly, j
No announcement has been made
yet, but his friends say he may
be induced to run again.
After being closed during the;
month of January for repairs.)
the Franklin Hotel was opened!
Friday evening. Feb. 11, with a]
Guests were met at the L.ob'w -
door by Mrs. Emma 0. Hedgepetih I
the new Proprietress, who int'rtKl
duced them to Mr. and Mrs. F. H. |
Allen, owners of the Hotel, Mid;
Mrs. Lell Loyd. of Tavboro, sis
ter of Mrs. Hednepeth. who wel-'
Valentine decoration were ciji -
Guests were directed by Miss,
Teeuy Allen and Mr. Ed Stovalr
to the attractively decorated din
ing room where Misses Frances;
Hedgepeth, Jimmie James, Fran-i
ces Savage and Messrs. William 1
White and Owen IJaniels served
punch and wafers.
?From hafre. Mr. G. M. Beam,
showed guests to lonngue room.;
where Misses Edna Viverette and;
Annie Lanra King invited them
to the second door to he shown
Good-byes were said by Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Wheless presenting
each guest with a Souvenir.
A hundred guests were regis-;
tered for t'he evening
Of State Troops
Arijntunt Genera! Is.sui*s Ontes for
Visits to National Guard I'nils
The 1938 antiual armory in
spection of thi- North Carolina Na-I
tional Guard will begin Tuesday,;
February 15. and continue j
through March 26, Adjutant Gen- J
eral J. Van B. lletts announced1
The inspection will be a formal !
occasion at which attendance is!
compulsory. AH equipment* and re
cords must be available for the.
inspecting officers, and 'troops are
expected to be prepared to re
peat phases of training covered by
the schedules, the Adjutant Gen
Since thfe announcement. Na
I tional Guard batteries throughout
j the State have started to work,
j cleaning and putting into com
| mission all their properties, arms,
clothing and equipment. Guards
men annualy spruce up their uni
forms, polish their guns and
stiralghten up their equipment for
Bhlp-shape appearance before the
Inspection will start at 8 P. M.
The date for Battery "B" of Lou
isburg is March 18th with Lt.~C.
P. Green. The following night at
the same time the inspection will
be made of t>he Headquarters Bat
tery and C. Tr., 1st Batallion,
n ? ?
rrogram At i nej
The following to the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, Feb. 19th:
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
GENE AUTRY in "Springtime in
The Rockies" and the Jones Fam
ily in "Borrowing Trouble."
Sunday ? On Stage, JESSIl"!
CRAWFORD, in Person. On Mv'
Screen, Dorothy Lataour,
Ben Blue in "Thrill of a
Monday - Tuesday ? W.
Fields and Martha Raye in "F. -
Broadcast of 1?38." *
Wednesday ? Lee in "Crashing
ThuMday-Frlday ? Bob
Jack Ooakie and Kenny B.i r
"Radio City ReVfeU."
Louisburg Milling Co., Has
Repairs Made To Da.ni
And All Machinery Over
hauled And Is Now Ready
Mr. G. M. Beam. President and
owner ot the Louisburg Milling
Company informed the TIMES
reporter this week that they hava
completed thfc extensive repairs
and additiors to their milling
plant on Ta: River within tha
City limits, i rhich places this mill
in the forefj/ont of the milling es
tablishments in the State..
These repairs included the re
moval of the old wooden water
house and replacing it with h
modern concrete structure 20x22
feet with concrete walls 2 V2 feet
thick, the repair and recovering
the dam and repairing the sida
walls on the northern end. also
the overhauling, adjusting and
removing all the machinery in
the plant including the corn ele
vator, and the installation ot a
cleaner, which will remove all
t>he dirt and trash from the corn,
contributing to a finer quality of
meal. The capacity 'of the mill
has ben more than doubled. It
has three water wheels, one of
which wilt produce 94 horse pow
er and the other two will develop
sixty horse power each.
The mill is now in first clasn
condition to serve the public in
botih individual and commercial
After being without a near-by
grist mill for nearly eight months,
the farmers of this section of the
county will be pleased to know
that repairs to the Louisburg
mill Juu'e been completed and
bhat the mill is again in opera
The Ministerial .Vvmh-IhUoh Meeti
The Louisburg College Minis
terial Students' Association held
its regular meeting Tuesday night,
February 15, at 8 o'clock. Dr. D.
E. Earnhardt spoke to the group
on the practical side o? tii.e min
istry as a life work.
Plans were made fur a commit
tee to work with Dr. Earnhardt
on the coming commemoration of
John Wesley's Altfersgate Exper
ience, which is to be held on the
Campus of Loflisburg College on
Monday and Tuesday. February
28 and March 1. There will be
two outstanding speakers who
will address the student body at
that time and have private con
ferences with the students con
cerning their religious life. This
event is looked forward t'O as be
ing a great step in advancing the
religious life of college students
The association, also, is formu
lating plans for a county-wide as
sociation of the campus students
and the various churches. The
ministerial students are planning
to aid, and supply for. the regu
lar pastors. There are, at present,
twelve ministerial students who
| are planning to apply for their
preacher's licenses on the conven
ing of the District Conference ot
the Methodist Church ati the
Louisburg Methodist Church la
The officers irf the association
are as follows: W. T. Jledlln, Jr.,
of Raleigh, President; Robert
Bame, of Carolina Beach. Vice
President; and Bill Parkin,
Y. W, C. A,
The Young Women'.* Christian
Association held its weekly meet
ing in the faculty parlor at) Louia
burg College last Monday even
ing. The group joined la singing
"What A Friend." Miss Ida My
rla George, of Comfort, N. C.,
read the Scripture, after which
Miss Lottie Fay West, ot Dover.
N. C., led in prayer. A solo, "I
Would Be True," waa rendered
by Miss Betty Bunn Beal, oC
Rocky Monnt, N. C. Miss Mar
tha Henderson then gave a talk
on "Life, Truth, and Love."
To Debat e
It was decided at the Debatln?
Club meeting, on Monday after
noon, February 14, that the Lou
isburg College Debaters will en
ter the State Forensic Contest.
The qii'-'ry for debate this year is:
"Resolved iiliat the National La
I'or Relations Board should hava
? power to -enforce arbitration
of all industrial dispute#". TCesd
i' 'bates are to be given on Marcb
and 6th At Catawba College.
Fat lit ;? ? Dacrhter, I don't Mind
.your vouns man smoking my
clfj v buvt w' object to his tak
ii. --??.? papers when he