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LOUISBURG, X. CAROLINA I'K 1 I >,\ V, <Jl \ K S54, ltl.'Uf
BANDITS BLAST SAFE
I.; AT FRANKLINTON
Two Gag, Rob, and Jail Night
FRANKLINTON. ? Officers of two States are seeking
two bandits who used the heaviest rain in years to si
lence their operations while they tied, gagged and lock
ed Night Policeman R. D. House, 55, in a cell at the
Franklinton jail Tuesday night and escaped with cash
and merchandise after blasting the safe at the Sterling
General Merchandise store.
. Patrolmen Aid in Search For
Bold "Safe-Blowers ,
State Highway Patrolmen join
ed county and local officers today
in a search for two bold bandits
who early Wednesday morning
locked a policeman in a jail cell,
blew open a safe in the Sterling
Store Co., and escaped with $400
in cash and checks, a handful ol'
neckties, and t-wo felt hats. Police
Chief J. A. Dennis said.
The only clue, officers said, was
the track of a tire, believed to
have been made by a car in which
the masked white men made their
Night Policeman N. D. House,
55, said the two bandits shoved a
rifle in his side as he stepped to
the front- of the jail here at about
1 o'clock Wednesday morning.
The men tied and gagged him,
lie said, took about $15 from his
pockets, and locked him in a cell.
Then they blasted open the safe
of the Sterling general merchan
dise store, near the jail, and at
tempted unsuccessfully to open
Mie safe of the Sterling Cotton
Mill, House said.
R. J. Rose, manager of the
store, said the men took about
$100 in cash and $300 in WPA
and soil conservation checks from
the safe, and the ties and hats
from a shelf in the store. The
loss, he said, was covered almost
entirely by insurance.
A rain, described by House as
"the hardest I ever saw," helped
cover t>he operations of the ban
House said he worked the gag
out of his mouth after two hours
and shouted for help. The driver
of a truck delivering newspapers
heard his cries and notified Police
House said one of the bandits
weighed about 160 pounds, ^as
about Ave feet 11 inches tall, and
seemed about 45 years old. The
oOher, he said, was about five feet
seven, 130 pounds, and 30 years
The night policeman described
his experience this way.
"I walked to the frbnt door of
the jail about 1 o'clock and all of
a sudden there was a gun in my
"One of the baifdits said: 'Step
back and stick 'em up.' They
made me lie face-down on the
floor. Then they tied my hands
behind me with some sort of
window cord with wife in it. Then
they tied my feet and gagged me.
When they started to leave the
cell they locked the door behind
GOLD BARS WORTH
$2,000 PLOWED UP
BY NEGRO FARMER
Washington, N. C., June 20. ?
Dallas Jordan, a negro, plowed up
three bars of gold on his (arm
near here and today he was en
route to Washington, D. C., to
convert them into cash.
It was estimated the gold was
worth $2,000. A similar bar ot
gold was found by a negro wo
man on an adjoining farm a few
Some residents of the section
suggested the treasure was buried
by Black Beard, t>he pirate who
once operated in this section, or
by someone in civil war days who
melted down his valuables and
cached them under the ground.
PROGRAM AT THE
The following is the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, June 24:
Friday ? Warner Baxter, Fred
die Bartholomew and Arleen Whe
lan in "Kidnapped."
Saturday ? 3 Mesquiteers in
"Riders of The Black Hills" and
Boris Karloff in "Invisslble Men
ace." Also Chapter 11 "Lone
Ranger" t^nd Comedy.
? Sunday ? Jackie Cooper, Claude
Rains. Fay Bainter and Bonlta
Granville in "White Banners."
Monday? Gene Raymond and
Olympe Bradna in "Stolen Heav
en." Also latest March of Time.
Tuesday ? Micky Rooney and
* Maureen O'Sullivan in "Hold
Wednesday ? Ralph (Dick Tra
cy) -Byrd and Doris Weston in
"Born To Be Wild."
Thursday-Friday ? Rudy Vallee
Rosemary Lane, Hugh Herbert,
Alton Jenkins in "Gold Diggers
Junior Assemblies Are Combined
The Junior Assembly of the
Methodist Conferences convened
at Louisburg College on June 23.
I lasting until June 27th. This as
sembly. including youijg people ol'
the ages between 12 and 15 years;
is expected to have about 75 or
80 in attendance and will be pre
J sided over by Dr. R. E. Brown,
j pastor of First Methodist Church,
of Henderson. _
The Senior' Conference, for
those from 16 to 22 years of age,
convenes on June 27 until July
1st inclusive, and will be presid
ed over by Dr. Bradshaw of Duke
University. Three hundred and
twenty liave been registered for
this assembly, a number which
will tax the capacity of Louisburg
College and means the moving of
faculty members and student
roomers in the men's dormitory
into the president's home made
vacant for this purpose . by the
president moving to his new home
on tihe College farm.
The third conference is another
assembly for the Juniors, meeting
July 1st and closing July 5. From
75 to 80 are expected to attend
this conference, as formerly only
one Junior conference has been
held in L^misburg. the other hav
ing been at White Lake.
The outlook for this series- of
conferences is for the best ever
held at Louisburg.
GOLI) SAND ALUMNI BANQUET
The Gold Sand Alumni Associa
tion held its annual alumni ban
quet Friday evening in the high
school. The program was as
Welcome, Thoiua? Speed.
Toast to School, Linwood Mur
Response, Principal W. O. Reed.
Special Music, Mildred Watkins.
Reading, Emily Dark.
Address, by Dr. D. E. Earn
hardt. President of Louisburg
Music ? was played throughout
the meal by Mrs. O. Y. Yarbor
ough, of Louisburg.
. The following officers were
elected for the coming year:
President, Edgar "Fuller.
Vice-President. Ezra Denton.
Sec.-Treas.. Irma Gupton.
Reporter, Mildred Watkins.
This was a happy reunion for
all the former graduates.
If it wererTt for its mysteries
' how dull life would be.
Winston-Salem, June 20.?
Judge W. H. S. Ilurgwyn in
Forsyth Superior Court today
introduced an unusual slant in
to criminal court proceedings
when he asked the court at
large: "Where did he get all
this liquor? I thought this was
a dry county."
"lie probably brought It from
a Wet county," declared Solici
tor J. Erke McMlchael.
"I am ' satisfied this boy
bought that liquor right here in
Winston-Salem," Judge Bur
gwyn said. "If they're going
to get it anyway, I think it
might as well be sold \8ecently
through State stores."
The defendant, O. C. Hill, Jr.,
23-year-old magazine salesman,
pleaded guilty to stealing a pis
tol from W. H. Hridgeforth. A
charge or robbery with fire
arms against him was not pros
ecuted, although a Negro cab
driver said he was robbed of
Hill was put on probation for
^Ive years, with the stipulation
that he drink no liquor. Pa
trolmen had testified that the
, salesman was "half drunk,"
and the Judge e\pressed belief
tin* liquor was the cause of his
brief bandit career.
Judge Burgwyn refused to
elaborate on his caustic com
ments on Forsyth being a dry
I Willi ill*' V. A VENT
Franklin County's popular
tClerk of Court who received the
high honor of being nominated to
succeed himself without opposi
I tion. This is the strongest evi
dence of his efficiency, aWentive
ness and courtesy.
$10,000 Fire At
On Friday night of last week
I lightning set fire to the large
j brick storage building, built for a
hoseiry mill at Youngsville and
owned by Mr. J. L. Brown and
completely destroyed the build
1 ing together with furniture val- i
iiied at above $4,000. The build
j ing loss was estimated at about
$6,000, The furniture carried
$1,000 insurance and the build- j
ling was not insured.
| FOSTER, NoF STAI.I.INGS
The statement in last week's
TIMES that the motion to replace
| E. J. Morgan as County Agent
I passed by the Board of County
i Commissioners following the open
i meeting on Monday, was second
ed by P. S. Foster instead of J.
M. Stallings, as stated. In jus
tice to Mr. Stallings. who called
the TIMES attention to the mat-]
ter, we are glad to make this!
"Statement. Upon investigation we
found the error occurred by t'here
being copies of two motions in the
: notes of the Commissioners meet
; ing, which had not been recorded,
one of which stated Mr. Stallings
l seconded the motion and the oth
I er that' Mr. Foster seconded the
motion. The TIMES reporter was
[given the one naming Mr. Stal
| lings and did not see the other
I one until this week. [
18 ARE NAMED IN ES
New York, June 20. ? The gov-:
ernment's first intensive spy in
vestigation since the world war
was climaxed today with the nam
ing of 18 persons, including sev
eral German officials, in three in-j
dict-ments charging conspiracy and
Lamar Hardy, federal district
attorney, in a statement" describ- j
ing the conduct of the five-week
inquiry, asserted that "the direct
ing heads of the spy ring reside
in Germany and are connected
with the government of that coun
In the general indictment, the
18 persons are charged with form
ing a conspiracy for the procure-'
ment and transmission to Germany
of secret information on aircraft. ?(
vessels and coast defenses of the
United States. Four of those nam
ed were alleged to have transmitt-'
ed a restricted code used for com- I
munication between United States
military aircraft and their sta- j
One defendant was charged with
transmitting information regard- 1
ing the construction of army air
craft "with intent that the in
1 formation would be used to ad
| vantage of Germany and to the
] injury of the United States." He
j is Otto Hermann Voss, an avia
jtion mechanic who is in custody.
Among those named in the in
! dictments were Lieut. Command
| ers Udo Von Bonin and Herman
Menzel, believed to be residents of
I Berlin, both of whom are con
nected with tiie defense office of
Ithe reich war ministry, counter- i
The Louisburg ball club defeat
ed Creedmoor, there, Wednesday
by a score of 12-1 behind the 4-hit
pitching of Pete Barrington,
Lamm led Louisburg with a
double and two singles. Haswell
pitched and Mangum caught* for
Louisburg will play Creedmoor
at Louisburg this afternoon at
the local ball park.
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State Highway Commissioner
(Jives Interesting Information
About Koads In Franklin, In
cluding h Possible l*rogram For
Next Two Years ? Other Itoaiis
Discussed Commission e r s
Well 1 'leased
State Highway Commissioner
J T. Roddie Ward, of this district,
It. Markham. District Engineer,
Messrs. J. W. Taylor and R. W.
Moore, Engineers of the mainten
ance department' for Franklin
'County met with the County Coni
i missioners on Weduesday after
noon to discuss road matters as
applying to Franklin County.
That Franklin County will get
'its full share of roads t'he next
two years was assured by High
way Commissioner Ward in his
discussion at this meeting, which
was the most satisfactory insofar
as Franklin County is concerned
that has been tjeld in a long, long
time. Mr. Ward explained that he
could have let contract for about
five miles out of Louisbiirg to
ward Raleigh in May or June, but
that it was delayed for the reason
that a contract's could be let for
the entire road at a saving of
around $10,000. Therefore t-hey
are pushing everything forward
with the hope of letting the entire
contract for the road from Louis
burg to Raleigh in July or possi
bly not later than August. He
explained thati the delay was nec-(
essary for two main reasons, first
because of getting the 1938-3W
allottment to finance it and the
second is to get the surveys prop
erly made to "be submitted to the
National Road department for
their approval. Immediately upon
receipt of this approval bids will
be called for and contracts let.
Therefore assurance of the com
pletion of the direct route k> Ral
eigh is given as early reality.
Answering the requests for sur- I
facing the road from near Spring
Hope to Edward Best school, and
the road from Youngsville to Hai-j
ris cross roads. Mr. Ward, ex
plained that at present all con- 1
sl'i uction had to be made oil Fed- j
eral Aid roads and that neither
of these were such roads. He ex
pected the next project' to be tak
en up would be the widening of
route 64, to a 20 foot roadway, j
Tills Is necessary for better safe
ty, and required by the Federal
department. Following this the
next road in his opinion would be
joining the two ends of 39 from
Runn by Pilot on to the Wake
County end. Following this will be
the completion of 561 to Halifax.
These are Federal Aid roads and
come first in construction. These,
however, will not be reached for
more than a year and then only
if the Federal government does
not reduce its aid to the States.
Referring to, the other roads, he
explained that- the only funds they
had for these roads were the re- J
placement funds. From these
funds it might he, with certain co
operation, the Commission might
be in position to construct about)
three miles per year oil the road
between Nash County and Edward
Best school. The two million dol- j
lar allottment made for secon
dary roads was explained by Mr.
Ward to be insufficient to even re
pair the many dirt roads. That is
what it was allotted for and j
Franklin's share was little less j
than $20,000. He told his hearers!
that before the State took over j
the road maintenance and reliev-j
ed the counties of this work there |
were 65 counties that spent over:
$9,000,000 annually on roads. J
The Highway Commission was re
quired to take over the roads in
the entire 100 Counties with suf-!
flcient extra roads to equal five |
other counties and was allowed i
less than $5,000,000 to maintain |
His explanation of the entire!
road set-up, operation, finances j
and tasks were especially appre
ciated. It was more information
than any given here, and was
greatly appreciated by all and so
expressed. Those who heard Mr.
Wardjvere confident that he was
doing all he could for Franklin
and was giving Franklin what it
is entitled to at this time.
It is hoped nothing will arise
to further delay the presenti plans
of Commissioner Ward, and that
conditions may brighteh tq the
extent that the other projects may
The delegatdon from Youngs
ville interested in route 500 was
composed of Messrs. J. L. Brown,
S. C. Eaves and W. C. Perry, Who
were represented in the meeting
by Mr. Edward F. Griffin.
The TfMES is requested to an
nounce that an Amateur program
will be given at Justice School,
June 25th at 8 P. M. Go and en
ter. Prizes will be given to the
winners ot different divisions.
Tou and your friends are Invited
to go out and enjoy an evening
of fun. _ '
Floor* Sell hh'1 ing Thiw Tillies In
Kirsl Kounil ? The Third Ttini*
Knillng Kiitlil In Alxiut Two
Yankee Stadium, New York,
June 22. ? The Brown Bomber |
i came back tonight? all the way |
i back with an explosion that elec
trified the fight world and smash
ed Germany's Max Schmeling in- 1
to a helpless, sprawling figure of
l defeat in less than one round.
Dusky Joe Louis waited' two'
yeairs to revenge the one and only
defeat of his professional career, j
but then took little more than two j
minutes to achieve it under the
Yankee Stadium's floodlights with
a devastating blast that produced
the quickest ending in pugilistic
history to a world heavyweight
The ^4-year-old Alabama Ne
gro. knocked out in the same ring
in 12 rounds by Schmeling in
1M36, turned loose an attack of
such suddenness and ferocity that |
the German never had a chance, j
Beaten to the first punch by !
the Bomber's snake-like left, j
Schmeling was knocked down
three times and so badly battered
that his handlers threw in the!
towel in token of defeat as the ,
timekeeper tolled the count of
"eight" on the last knockdown. i
The finish came after 2 minutes.
4 seconds of the first round as aj
howling crowd of 80,000 onlook
ers, thrilled by the Negro's spec-!
tacular rush to triumph, witness- j
ed the most' sensational heavy- j
weight title finish since Jack
Dempsey flattened Luis Angel
Flrpo at the Polo "Grounds in
Delupsey's memorable conquest t
came after 57 seconds of the sec- ;
ond -round, a total of only 3 min
utes, 57 seconds of whirlwind ac
In keeping with the major em- 1
phasis of the month of June. |
which had been designated the
month of romance on the calen-i
dar of the church. Hie pastor;
spoke on the subject of "Mar- 1
riage"" He introduced his sermon i
with a consideration of the sol
emn obligations which a man and
woman assume when they 'take;
the vows of wedlock, and then
proceeded to slate and discuss the
secrets or a happy life in wedlock,
such as mutual loyalty, mutual
love and the mutual exercise of
those courtesies which character
ized the days of love and court
ship, "No marriage can reach its
highest possibilities without
Christ, who makes love divine and
marriage a sacramen." he con- 1
The Sunday School met at 9:45 1
a. m. and the Training Union at
ti:45 p. in. The evening service
began at 7:45 p. in., at which the
pastor preached on the text:
"Whosoever shall compel thee to
go one mile, go with him twain." '
He contrasted the first' mile of I
compulsion with the second mile -I
of unbounded goodwill and free-:
doni, and applied this contrast to
such matters as time, work and
limited circumstances. "The spir
it of the second mile transforms
the drudgery of our moral obliga
tions into joyous privileges," he
At the morning service of wor
ship this Sunday the pastor will
preach on "The Peacemakers." At
the evening worship he will speak
on the subject, "The Glory of the
Cross." The Sunday School will
meet ati 9:45 a. m. and Training
Union will hold its weekly meet
ing at ft: 45 p. m.
The public is cordially invited
to attend these services.
REVIVAL SERVICES AT
SHILOH M. E. CHURCH
The pastor of Shiloh Methodist
Church, Rev. M. W. Warren, an
nounces a series of revival meet
ings there, beginning Sunday,
June 28fti, at 11:00 A. M. and
continuing through the week.
Rev. Lester Tilley, pastor of
Spring Hope M. E. Church will
preach. Rev. Marcus Bloodworth,
of Duke University will be in
charge of the music. With these
two outstanding Christian work
ers assisting the pastor a deep re
ligious awakening throughout the
community is fervently contem
REVIVAL SERVICES AT
The TIMES is requested to an-j
nounce'that revival services will
begin at Sarepta Methodist church
at jCenterville' on Sunday morn
ing, June 26, at 11 o'clock, and
will last throughout the week be
ginning ad 8 p. m. each night. -
The service will be in charge by
Rev. E. R. Shaller. Everyone Is
cordially invited to attend these
services. ' ? '
Bomber Joe Louis
Franklin Recorder's Court held
a full session on Tuesday with
Jack Matthews prosecuting In the
absence of Prosecuting Attorney
Chas. P. Green. The docket, j
t-hough small, was cleaned up.
with only one continuance, and j
was disposed of as follows:
H. E. Kobbins. unlawful pos
session of whiskey, discharged.
Ed Williams, jr. was found |
guilty of assault with deadly wea
pon and given 3 months on roads,1
suspended upon payment of costs, j
Geo. Lee Parhajn. was found
not guilty of assault with deadly j
Geo. Lee Parham plead guilty
to assault with deadly weapon and
was given 6 months on roads.
Robert Harris was found guilty
of cruelty to animals, to be dis-l
charged upon payment, of costs
and pay a fine of $1.00. Appeal.
Herbert Pridgen, aiding and
abetting to cruelty to animals, mo
tion to dismiss allowed, discharg
Petsy Holden. assault^ on fe
male, found guilty and given 3
months on roads.
The case of larceny of truck
against William Jackson was con
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
There will be I lie Karly Cele-i
brat ion of the Holy Communion
at 8:00 A. M. this Sunday. Church
School and the Adult Hible Class
will meet at 9:45 A. M. And '
Morning Prayer with sermon will
come at 11:00 A. M. The ser
mon subject will be '/The Second
Person of the Trinity."
Wednesday, June 29t'h, is St. i'
Peter's Day. There will be a
Celebration of the Holy Commun- !
ion and Address at 10 A. M.
These will be the last services
of the Holy Communion and
Morning Prayer until the first,
Sunday in August, unless there ;
should be a visiting clergyman
available during the month of
July. .Notice will be given!
through this paper if such should!
be the case.
The Rector will be at the Vade
Mecum Camps from the third to
the twenty-fifth of July.
Church School will continue to |
meet throughout July.
This Sunday t'here will be a '
Special Offering for the people in
A new show window is being
built at the eastern entrance to
Pox's Department Store. The new
entrance will be made in keeping
with the one at/ the western en
trance, which will mora complete- 1
ly modernize this popular store.
The work is under supervision of
Mr. \V. H. Edens.
It will be interesting to
friends of the Louisburg-Ral
elgh road, State Highway 50,
to know that another map
showing a second section from
Loulsburg covering the entire
distance in Franklin Connty,
has been posted at the Court
House door In Lonisburg. From
it can be learned that the road
?will be straightened a great
deal. This Indicates that the
State Highway Clmmission is
contemplating letting this en
tire end at one time.
12 ARE NOT IDENTIFIED
Kail Superintendent Expect* To
tal Death List of 37; Remains
Of 29 Are Recovered; Search
ers Still Comb Debris For Oth
er Victims; Four Bodies Wash
ed Miles Downstream; One
Sleeper Still Submerged
Miles City. Mont.. June 20. ?
The known dead fn the worst
American railroad wreck in recent
years rose to 29 today as exhaus
ted searchers located 13 addition
al bodies in the twisted debris in
Custer creek where the Milwau
kee road's "Olympian" train plun
ged through a flood-weakened
bridge early Sunday.
Of the 29 bodies. 17 were iden
tified tonight. Twenty-eight of
the bodies were in Miles City mor
tuaries. The other was at Glen
dive, Mont., 50 miles away, where
it was washed by the flood torrent*.
N. A. Meyer, transportation su
perintendent of the railroad said
indications were the death list
would total 37. He said 29 bod
ies had been recovered and the
company expected eight more
would be recovered from a mud
filled tourist sleeper which was
submerged for almost 36 hours,
and from the nearby wreckage.
Crews continued searching the
Nearly all of those dead or in
jured were from Montana or near
by states. No southern addresses
were listed in Miose made public.
Rwovery Big Task
The car was so choked with
mud and wreckage that recovery
was a tedious task.
Searchers first entered the car
this morning, gaining access
through windows after the creek
had subsided from the estimated
20-foot' flood depth it had reached
when the train plunged into it. A
cloudburst, causing a "flash
flood." had converted the creek
normally almost dry, into a rag
ing torrent that weaken the tres
At' least five of the bodies found
were located in the sleeper car
when searchers first were able to
enter it. although conflicting re
ports about location of the bodies
often came from the 175 workers.
The other bodies they reported
were found "in or near" the other
portions of the smashed train in
Find Other Bodies
first reports said four bodies
were found 15 miles downstream
near Terry, Mont., but later of
ficials said they were not' that far
i ne Montana siate ntsnway pa
trol reported sighting a body late
today in the water nine miles be
low the wreck, but it had not yet
been recovered. This report' led to
the belief that some bodies swept
away in the torrent may not be
recovered for days. '
Five of about 65 injured, taken
to the Holy Rosary hospital iu
Miles City, were in a Serious con
iition. Most of t'he others were
released after being treated for
Sleeper B was more deejay-sub
merged than were the six other
cars that plunged into the flooded
creek, and the workers were not
able to reach it until today. #when
the water subsided from its ear
lier 20-foot depth. Workers sear
ched the other cars yesterday and
last night, recovering 15 bodies.
Only two of t'he seven victims
recovered from sleeper B today
were identified immediately. Of
ficials said identification of tha
others would be difficult because
of the 36 hours in the water, and
because of bruised features.
.Rev. J. G. Phillips, Methodist
pastoV, has just returned from.
Georgia and will have charge of
the services Sunday morning and
night, June 26t'h.
Sunday School at 9:45 A. M.
THIRD QUARTERLY CONFER
ENCE OF YOUNGSVILLE
The Third Quarterly Confer
ence of the Youngsville Charg?
will be. held aft Plney Grove M. E.
Church Fourth Sunday 26th,. at
3:00 o'clock. Dr. J. H. Barn
hardt, Presiding Elder of the Ral
eigh District will preach, and con
duct tha conference Immediately
following the aermon.
All officials of six churehes are
requested to be present, and &
cordial Invitation is expended to
the puhlic iu general.
The following ft the standing
of the clubs in the Tri-Gounty
Wilton ...... 5
Pranklinton . . 4
LOUISBURG . 3
Creedmoor ... 3
Henderson ... 3