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THE COUNTY - THE STATE - THE UNION
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LOUlSBtma, N. CAROLINA FRIDAV. APRIL 15, l(?:w
K. G. Ellington Instil nt ly Killr'l,
When Struck By Car Sulurday
Mr. E. G. Ellington. 72. was in- 1
slantly"' killed near bis home oil |
Main Street early Saturday night, |
when struck by an automobile :
driven by Mr. Cleveland Bell. ofi
near Buuu. Coroner K. A. Bob
bttt visited the scene and made an
investigation, and stated that IJell
was blameless, the accident being
unavoidable. Ih the car w tt U,
Bell were Eileen Bell, Finner
and Dumers Arnold, all of whom
live about 12 .miles from Louis
burg. It was stated the car was
moving at not more than 25 miles'
and hour when Ellington was|
struck. He fell into the right) I
front fender of the car and was
dragged about 47 steps. His body,
was badly broken. The parties
in the car, it was said, were onj
their way to the moving picture,
Funeral servics were held from
the home at 2 o'clock Monday af
ternoon, conducted by Rev. J. D.
Simons, and iutermcnt was made
at the Weldou family cemetery
near Epsom. Large numbers at-j
fended both services to pay a last
sad tribute to the deceased. The
floral tribute was especially large
The pallbearers were Sylvester
Hale, Fred Hale, Gilbert Hobgood, I
Edward Rogers, Jack Ellington,
Besides his wife, who was Miss
Weldon, the deceased is survived
by the following children: Mrs.
Joe Card, of Princeton. Mrs. J.
H. Rogers, of Creedmoor, Joe El
lington, Allen Ellington, Duncan
Ellington. Mrs. Will Wright. Mrs.
W. F. Southall.
Mr; It. V. King, Manager of the.
Pyrofax Gas Store demonstration
uow in progress at the Howell ?
building on Main Street announ-!
ced Monday that Friday night at!
S o'clock will be deadline on reg
istering at this demonstration and
the awarding the store will take
place soon thereafter. . He also
stated one did not have to be pres
ent to win the SKrve. This demon
stration is being put on by the
Carolina Heating and Engineering
Co., of Durham, for the purpose
of familiarizing the people of this
section with the advantages of the
use of Pyrofax gas. Mr. King is|
being assisted by Miss Jane Pow
sell-, of Durham. Read their ad
vertisement in another column.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
The day upon which our Bless
ed Lord was crucified is one of the'
most solemn days in the church
year. This event* has deep mean- j
ing for Christians, especially at j
this time when the world Is so un
happy. The service of meditation
upon the seven words from the
Cross will be conducted in St.
Paul's Church from 12:00 noon
until 1:00 p. m. Friday.
This is the day of victory. Lent, j
Holy Week and Good Friday are
passed. The Son of God has been,
in the eyes of tihe world, defeated.
Evil had apparently conquered by
a landslide when it hung Jesus
on the Cross. But Easter Day prov
ed it wrong, not only twenty cen
turies ago but forever.
The Easter services will be as
follows: The First Celebration of <
the Holy Communfon ati 8:00 A.
M. The Church School Easter J
program at 9:46 A. M. arid the!
Second Celebration of the Holy
Communion with sermon at 11:00 !
MILLS P. T. A. TO MEET
The TIMES is requested to state
that th& test* meeting of the pres
ent school year, of ti(e Mills P. T.
A. will be held in the Graded
School auditorium on Thursday
afternoon, April 21st, 1938 at
3:30 o'clock. All members are
urged to be present.
Program At The
The following is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, April 16:
Saturday ? Johnny Mack Brown
and John Wayne in Zane Grey's
"Born To The West," Last* chap
ter "Mysterious Pilot" and first
chapter of new serial, "The Lone
Ranger." ? ;
Sunday-Monday ? Constance
Bennett and Brian Aherne ' in
Merrily We Lire."
Tuesday ? Edward Q. Robinson
in "A Slight Case of Murder.','
Wednesday ? Lewis Stone and
Cecilia Parker in "You're Only
Thursday-Friday ? Irene Dunne
and Dougla* Fairbanks. Jr. in
"The Soy of Llvin?." ,
MR. K. 1,. HJIlfiEN
Who recently' resigned member-;
ship ou the Board o( Education of;
Franklin County, after having |
served 18 years. He was first ap-:
pointed by the I.esisiature in 1017 ;
and served till 1S23, when he was
retired because of the change in ;
the system of election, lie was;
elected in 1S26 and served con
tinuously until the first Monday,
in April when his failing health |
demanded his retirement. During1
this time he served the County;
educationally well, being in the i
midst of many tightly drawn |
questions he was always found on
the side of the child and economy.
School friends in the County are
very appreciative of his services
and regret t-o known of the ne
cessity for him to relinquish the
REMAINS OF FISH
SENT TO GOTHAM
New York Scientists lo Have IjisI
Word on Muuteo's Mystery
Dare County's fishing mystery
identified m various quarters as
the Scabbard Fish, the Snake
?Mackerel and as the Hand-Saw
Fish, has been turned over to the
American Museum of Natural HHb
tory at New York for a final and
The State Museum, which rani
into the serious objection of old-|
time fishermen of Manteo by call-!
ing the fish a Scabbard, will has J
aid no further remarks about t hp
catch. If it is something not listed |
in the books, as Manteonns con
tend. it will be up to the conclus
ion of the American Museum of
Natural History, where there are
more books on the subject than
any other library in the country.
The deteriorated head and tail!
fins of the Dare mystery fish ar
rived by mail at the Museum yes
terday. Still three very essential
parts, for the purpose of identifi
cation. were missing? the dorsal
fin, the pectoral fin and the belly
of the fish.
With flesh rotted away and part
of its teeth gone, the ghastly head
of the fis.h left much to he desired -
for cataloguing purposes and Cu^i
rator Brimley of the Museum Lei t!
er colleaguer, who ventured the j
Snake Mackerel identification this1,
Down in Manteo, wjlere some
body got the idea the^ thing was a !
their fishes were disturbed by t>he
Museum Curator's prompt identi- j
flcatlon froiu newspaper pictures 1
published tfte following day. The
Museum authorities, however,
can't agree with Manteoans that it ]
is a htind-saw or with the New
Yorkers that it is a snake mack
erel. although the parts received
b6re yesterday uphold the latter
theory more strongly.'
OPENS FLOWER SHOP
Miss Hazel Allen has opened
the Louisburg Flower Shop In of
fices in the Professional building
recently vacated by Dr. J. E. Ful
READ IT OR NOT
The Province of Manitoba, in
Canada, is selling automobile li
cense plates on the installment
? ? v
House Tunis Dnwii I'resh Ainend
nienl? Ki'jrrlH Republican l*w>
|M?ul for Chans*' in llruifranl
/.at ion Hill; Sennit' Turn* limn
Higher Tux ou lilquor; Xeur
Final Vole 1)11 Tux Meusure.
Washington, April 8. -Presi- 1
deiu. UotMtiVuit signed today con-;
gressional amendments U> the new
crop control law. which will In
crease the cotton a c reuse allot-)
in tint this year to about 28.300,- !
Thus growers will lie permitted1
to sell free of penalty cotton pro
duced on aboil!' 2,000,000 more
acres than under the control pro- ;
gram previously outlined by Secre
tary Wallace A two cents per
pound penalty will be assessed!
against cotton produced on acre
age in excess of a glower's allot
The chief executive also signed
four other amendments U> the
farm legislation designed to Cor
rect inequalities In distributing
acreage allotments among growers
of cotton and flue-cured tobacco.
One amendment Increased the
cotton acreage of each state by j
four percent, another amendment
increased the flue-cured tobacco
acreage allotment by two percent
to correct similar inequalities.
Another amendment' increased
the rate of benefit payments on j
early potatoes from three cents
to 5.4 cents per bushel.
The fourth amendment makes!
eligible for 19:t" cotton price ad-;
justmeut payments, those farmers
whose crop was destroyed by fire I
The -House shoutied down an I
amendment to the reorganisation j
bill, mean while, which Represen-I
tative Case. Republican. South l)a-;
kota. proposed us a means of pre-!
serving the independence of the
general accounting office and ]
Consideration of that pari of t*he
measure followed House approval
without a word of debate, u pro
visior of the reorganization bill,
that would authorize the President:
to appoint six administrative as-,
sistants. They would be paid $10.-:
000 a year.
The Senate, nearing a final vote :
on the new revenue measure re-|
jected a proposal to increase the/
lax 011 hard liquor from $2 M>
$2.25 a gallon.
The increase voted in the House |
was opposed by the Treasury andj
the Senate Finance Comnjiuee.
Last Sunday wits another good
day at the J/buisburg Baptist
Church. At tKe morning service
the pastor brought his conclud
ing pre-Eastcr message 011 the
general theme: Who Crucified
Our Lord? Iu answer to the ques
tion. X' discussed the part which
a ba/ul of soldiers, a howling mob
and an apathctic public played in
pie cricifixion. At this service
there was one addition to the
church by profession, which brings
the total additions for (he first
three months of this year to 40.
This Sunday the program in
cludes Kaster services at 11:00 A.
M. and 7:30 P. M. Sunday School
at 9:45 A. M. and the Training
Union at 6:30 P. M. The subjects
of the sermons for the day are
"Fellowship with the Living
Christ;" and "The Difference Kas
ter Has Made."
HOXORFAI ON BIKTHI?AY
J. R. Catletti and Ruby Catlett
his daughter, was given a birth- 1
day dinner at their home by his:
children April 3, 1938, It being
his 63rd birthday and her 16th.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
L. B. Catlett and son, of Wake
Forest; Mrs. A. L. Edwards, of
Franklinton; Mh and Mrs. H, W.
Furgurson and Mr. Rasberry and
daughter, all of Durham: Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Sanderford. Mr. and
Mrs. F. R. Robblns, Mr. and Mrs.
H. V. Pearce and family, Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Pearce, Mrs. W. S:
Pearce, Mrs. E. B. Franklin and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Franklin,
Mr. W. S. Perry, all of Youngs
vllle. Each one left/ wishing them
many more happy birthdays.
TO ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES
The last date for filing is Saturday, April 23rd,
1938, after which date no person who has failed to
sign the pledge and pay the required f#e can get his
or her name upon the ticket. This is a change in
the old law, so bear this in mind and be sure and
qualify if you want to run for office in Franklin
Arrangements have been made where one can
qualify at the FRANKLIN TIMES "office, where a
supply of the blanks are on hand
Don't forget that Saturday, one week from to
morrow is the last day.
Mil. ROBERT k.\;rkkn !
Who was elected to succeed his
father. Mr. E. L. Green, on the!
Board of Education. He Ik one;
of Franklin County's most Cap
able, energetic and popular yoinip
The Ballet> Caravan, a troupe
of twenty sensational dancers, aii
having been solo dancers of the
Metropolitan Ballet will visit llal
eigh on Wednesday. April 20th.
In a recent issue of the New
York Herald-Tribune the Ballet
Caravan was said to be the best
thing on the road this season.
The program combines the
classical of the past with the mod
ernistic and interpretive dancing j
of the present.
The News-Observer has the fol
lowing to say ul>o\it the Ballet
The Ballet Caravan. -which ap
pears here Afiril 20 in Memorial
Auditorlum/ ls one of the newest
and most original of the dance
troupes which have sprung up in
America in the last few seasons
with the increasing popular inter
est in the .
^he Caravan 's-compa nv is com
poised of 20 young Americans with i
an average age of 21 years and a j
mixed ancestry representing most [
of the racial element*) iu the na
tional life. To the classical tradi -
tion of the European ballet they'
had added a special quality of
athletic charm and a native Am
erican robustness of rhythm.
Typical of the dances on the
Caravan's program to be present
ed here are "Show Piece." a set of
dances inspired by the circus ring
and vaudeville stage and permeat
ed with jazz rhythms; and "Yan
kee Clipper," a story-dance of the
voyage ol' a Nantucket sailing ship
to Africa and the Orient.
The reportory also include a
classic ballet of the Viennese Walt
and a ballet-pantomime iu the
spirit of Italian popular comedy,
both expressing a contemporary
viewpoint on the past.
Because the Caravan travels in
one big motorbus. brlllance of
style and cost'umes are substitut
ed for painted Scenery. The cos
tumes and music are the works
of rising American artists, such
as Paul Bowles, well-known for
his work in the WPA productions
of "Horse Eats Hat" and Mar
lowe's "Dr. Faustus," and Robert
MacBride, winner last spring of a
HABEAS CORPUS WRIT
!* Goldsboro. April 13.- ? A writ of
habeas corpus for James Tharring
ton, 32, former bank employee of
Raleigh and Smithfield. held in
connection with the fatal shoot
ing of John McMillan, Selma oil
dealer, on March 31, was signed
in Wayne Superior Court Tuesday
by Judge W. C. Harris, of Ral
The writ was granted on peti
tion of the law firm of Sheppard
and Martin, council for Tharring
ton. and was made returnable be
fore Judge Luther Hamilton at
SmUhfield at two o'clock next ,
Solicitor Clause C. Canaday had
ordered Tharrlngton held on a
murder charge Monday after a
coroner's jury had held him guilty
of fatally wounding McMillan.
MRS. WELCH ENTERTAINS
Mrs. R. H. Welch was hostess
to t'he Current Literature Club on
Tuesday afternoon at her home at
the "Lone Oak."
The study, topic for the after
noon was "Morrows, Father and
Daughter." Mrs. W. H. Pleasants
gave a sketch of the life and pub
lic services of Dwlg4it MorroV
which was foHowed by a review
of "North to the Orient" given
by Mrs. Mac Furgerson.
Those prsent were: Mrs. M. C.
Pleasants, Mrs. Mac Furgerson,
Mis M. S. Davis, Mrs. T. C. Am
lck, Mrs. W. H. Pleasants, Mrs. J.
O. Phillips, Mrs. V. R Kllby and
Mrs. R. H. Welch.
In hard times, bad news la in
flated and good news is deflated.
Turner Is Freed
Of Wreck Blame
Driver of Gilbert llinioii lleatli
Car I n' I'd by liOuMmrg Court
In a charge of manslaughter
against Arvln Turner of Hender
son in the death of Gilbert Elmore '
Ilinton. no probable cause wan;
fonnd at u hearing Friday night ?
ill fiouisburg ill a niglit session of '
mayor's court. I
Ilinton (Jiud March 26. following
an automobile accident on Nash
Street. Tile car in which Hinton
was riding was driven by Arvin
Turner. Other occupants , were
Ernest Owens and Noddin Turner,
also of Henderson.
Th$ car crashed on one of the
main streets of iJSuisburg. The
wreck was due. according to the
charge to reckless driving by
Alvtn. ? _
All four young men had heem
returning Irotji a service station
dance near Castalia. where t-hey
had furnished string, music for the
?alls With Scaffold
K, A. Morgan, a painter with
TIarrV Itusseii. who is here paint
ing f fruits of buildings, fell with
their scaffold in front of Fox's
Department Store, when one of
the hooks Nillpped loose on Tues
day eveninfklate. The full was
about 12 to l\ feet and he landed
on a paved sio^walk and was '
struck by the Scaffold. Morgan
suffered a few eu\s and bruises,
but was reported reeling well and
apparently not batUy injured
Wednesday morning. \
Morgan and Itusseii >ire from
Spring Hope in Nash Conjity.
The Joseph J. Davis Chaptev
United Daughters of. the Coined -\
eracy will hold a benefit Tournn- ?
ment (Bridge, Hook. Set-back, I
etc.) on Thursday evening. April
21st, at 8 o'clock, at the Agricul-I'
tural Building. Proceeds will be'
used primarily to mark the graves
of Confederate Veterans in the lo
Please brine youj ouui cards.
Mrs. J. IV. Mann.
Mrs. W. J. Cooper.
Mrs. K L. O'Neal.
Com mi Wee.
Bl'NVS r. T. A. PROGRAM Mill
At' the monthly meeting of the ,
Itunn Parent-Teacher Association)
on April 7, Principal M. T. l.amm
outlined a program to be accom
plished during the school term of'.
The main objective was the
erecting of an Elementary build
ing. with immediate plans to be-j,
gin the committee's work. The '
second objective was a picture t
machine to visualize education..
There is to be an incubator added |
to the Agriculture department and
a school paper to be produced by
the English department.
Miss Weaver, County Demon
stration Ager.t- urged the parents
to cooperate with the National
Home week for the purpose of
beautifying homes and towns. She
suggested that homes be opened j
to visitors for inspection of new
home improvements. Miss Weaver j
advised the removal of wood-,
piles. Junk yards, chicken houses,
and tobacco barns from the front
view of homes.
Mrs. J. F. Mitchiner, County
Welfare Work, spoke in behalf of
the crippled children who need
medical aid as well as special
The School Glee Club furnish
ed special music in a number of
various favorite selections under !
the special direction of Miss Kos'l
tina Shearon. I
Mr. and Mrs. Octavious C. HUk
of Elm City, N. C.. announce the <
marriage of their daughter. Anne >
Euzelia. to Mr. John Armstead t
Waddell, son of Mr. and Mrs.- El- t
lis B. Waddell, of Raleigh. N. C.,
on August 10, 1935, in Dillon. S. -
Mr. and Mrs. Waddell are mak- 1
ing their home in Selma, N. C., <
where Mr. Waddell is manager of
the Carolina Theatre.
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W.NK I'Al I. INK SMITH
State Heller llomeg ? Chairman,]
list riot Supervisor. State Home]
RcailMHcufton Specialist. whose!
activities for better homes and a'
more beautiful Stale Ions ago at-j
traded national attention to the;
State-wide Improvement work in
North Carolina which is making
L>f the State one vast garden.
Recorder's Court I
Franklin llecorder's Court held
regular session 011 Wednesday
with ail adjourned session on
Thursday. The docket was quite
large and the following cases
were disposed of 011 Wednesday:
Cathelene Ya Thorough, unlaw
ful possession of whiskey, contin
ued under former order.
Joe Williams, transporting ,
whiskey, continued under former
Sport Ward, viola ling automo
bile law, continued under former |
Bryant 'Martin was found not
Ituilty of operating automobile in- i
iVimt Martin was found not
guiltXof unlawful possssiou of
?Willie \M00re. violating prohi- j
bit-ion la*v\ and violating automo
bile law. continued under former)
Clarence RiiHiardson, larceny i
and receiving., transferred to Su
Olemmons KichartWin, not guil
ty larceny and receiving.
Wallace Pen re. non^support,
continued under former oilier ;
A nolle pros was laken ru the!
violating automoMle law Base
..gainst Atlas Smith. \
The following cases were c.oii\
Charlie Allen Solomon, operat
ing automobile intoxicated.
Willie Fogg, larceny and re-1
Fred Satterwhite unlawful pos
session of Whiskey for sale.
W. A. Bailey, violating Sales
Foster Pace, operating automo
l ltOM .IISTICK
Rev. and Mis. Averell and baby
vill leave to spend Kaster holi
lays with bis people in Dinwiddie
bounty, Virginia, and Mrs. Aver-:
itt's people in Chester, Pa. While ;
n Chester. Pa., Mr. Averett will,
ittsnd a minister's conference at |
^rozier Theological Seminary, his '
They will be out of the county j
'or two weeks. While away, Mr. j
Raymond Moore, ministerial stu-,
lent at Wake Forest College, will j
111 Mr. Averett's engagements.!
Mr. Moore is a Franklin County j
loy. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noel
Mr. Moore will preach at Cy
jress Chapel Church, t?he 4th Sun
lay morning at 11 o'clock and at
Poplar Springs the 4th Sunday
ifternoon at 3 o'clock. The 1st j
Sunday night at Duke Memorial
it 8 o'clock, j
There will be no services at'
2edar Rock the 1st Sunday morn-j
ng in order that the people may |
it-tend the baccalaureate services
it Edward Best High School.
Next Sunday morning ? Easter
? at Duke Meomrial they are hav
ng an Easter service. The pastor
will preach on "The Hope of the
What can't be diagrammed on
t table cloth can't be. explained ? J
jy some people. I
P R I MARY NEAR
Keep in touch with the candidates by reading the
columns of the FRANKLIN TIMES.
BE SURE YOUR Subscription is paid in advance
so as not to miss an issue. Look at the date on the
label of your paper and if you are behind be sure
to come in and pay up In advance in the next few
days. This will assure you of not mianing any of
the news of the political world, as well as the other
features of the paper.
JAMES A. JOHNSON, Manager.
j? rive On Vinaroz,
~ n Mediterranean
Hendaye, France (At The
_ anish Frontier). ? The Spanish
?urgent!) have blasted their way
"??rough the government's last
mountain defenses on t>he south
ern sector of the Catalan front,
and now are driving downhill
toward the little port of Vinaroz
on the Mediterranean.
While elsewhere, northward to
the French frontier, insurgents ap
peared to be checked, the battle
in the south developed into one
of the most brilliant tactical oper
ations of Insurgent General Fran
co's Catalan campaign.
Fighting has been in progress
since shortly after dawn Tuesday.
Under cover of intense artillery
fire, General Miguel Aran^a took
the offensive from a narrow posi
tion he had spent days in pre
paring- an area from Morella to '*
the San Mateo highway, on the
southwestern edge of Catalonia.
By nightfall the government
line was broken, insurgent dis
patches said, and government mlli
tiames were retreating southwest
General Aranda's operations
now have spread from his starting
point to cover a ten mile front.
Not> only had he achieved bis
immediate objective of a broad
base for the march to the sea, toy
splitting the government center
this southern tip of the Catalan
front; buti. by rolling back the
government left flunk, he threat
ened also to encircle the rough
oblong between Teruel and Mont
Alban. Castellote and Morella ?
nn area about 75 square miles
V. ?Y. \. MKETS
Miss Mary Harris Freeman en
tertained the members and friends
at their monthly meeting Monday
evening at her home on Kenmore
The topic for the evening was
Invitations were sent out to the
members in the shape of the Map
of Africa, one side with the pro
gram and the other Bide place and
the date of the meeting.
The meeting was opened with a
Sing-Song and our Y. \V A. hymn.
The devotional was led by Mrs.
It. H. Strickland, aud the program
presided over by the president,
Marjdrie Williams, with Misses
Julia Shadrach, Helen Faust, and
Evelyn Moore taking part.
Mrs. A. M. Hall, a guest at th?
meeting gave severul Poems,
which Were all enjoyed.
S. Miss Maxijie Bailey also sung a
A^Jer the busings session de
liciouV refreshments were served
to fortysmembers and guests pres
A large transfer truck from Vir
ginia. was seen to siH^ed around
the curve at an intersection here,
without looking either w?o'; but
that is almost a daily occurrence
with reckless drivers. It is differ
ent) with the cautious and alert pa
trolman. He tiev^r fails to stop\
and apparently to look and listen,
before entering the main highway.
A very good example tor others
to heed, and probably t'hey would,
if the patrolman could only make
it convenient to hang around a
little while at this dangerous
point for observation.
Mrs. Frank Egerton. of Louia
burg, her mother, Mrs. Pat Macon,
and Mrs. Joe Ellis, of Kittrell. a
sister of Mrs. Macon, made a brief
visit with Ingleside friends Mon
J. B. Beasley and P. S. Foster
have built a new porch to JMr
John Marshall is making satis
factory progress in the construc
tion of his six-room residence.
Mr. Marshall purchased a tract) of
land from J. Z. Terrell and the
house Is being built on the site of
the Tomlinson residence which
was burned some years ago.
Seemingly, with nothing better
in mind, some devilish miscreant
shot a hole through the glass
front of George Manning's store
some tiime during the past few
nights. The store is not pccnpied
at present, but Manning probably
thinks that the six robberies dur
ing his business carer, by differ
ent thieves, should suffice, with
out any further damages to the
property. There Is nothing to b&
gained now by such dirty acts ex
cept the pleasure and satisfaction
of serving the devil.
READ IT OR NOT
In Hawaii, it is not uncommon,
to see as many as four rainbow*
at one time, and one may Tlew
tour persons, one standing in the
end of each rainbow. They appear
We agree that the number oC
traffic accidents is appalllag. But
this could be ? much worse world.
Suppose that somebody hadn't in
vented traffic lights.
The straggle for existence keeps
a lot of us buy and out of trou