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LOC1SBURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, JULY 1SD,
(1 ERS STRIKE
DON'T LIKE SUPERIN
Quit Job At Noon Friday;
Mr. McKeithan, Supervis
or, Investigates; Practi
cally Whole Force Re
turned Monday; Mrs. Mit
chiner, Welfare Officer,
Says No Food For Strik
Around fifty empoyees of the
WPA, including both white and
colored, employed on street work
in Louisburg pulled a strike Fri
day afternoon when all but less
than a dozen walked off the Job,
some quitting after they had be
gun the afternoon work.
A strike was so unusual in
Louisburg especially among those
workers who are given employ
ment more as a measure of char
ity than as a necessity for the
work being done that quite a bit
of interest and resentment was
Upon interviewing several of
the workers the TIMES reporter
found that the trouble started
over the fact that George T. Meade
was placed back on the job as
foreman replacing Ennis Lancas
ter wht)r has resigned to go to
Canada tp cure tobacco, and that
so much complaint on the slowness
of the job had been expressed by
citizens that instructions had -been
given to speed up Mie work and
Meade was attempting to carry
out this view. The men object
ing to being pushed up decided to
quit until Meade was replaced.
One negro worker said he did not
quit, although he was working by
himself, until told by a white man
"he had better g?t off the job."
Another worker claimed he had
not quit his job, but stopped on
account of Illness in his family,
another said "we are not going to
work any more until Meade is re
placed." So the senMment ran
among the workers. At the same
time citizens on the streets were
freely saying the workers should
not be put back on the job, but
sent to the roads for vagrancy, or
be allowed to starve.
With these feelings flowing
freely, Mr. McKeithan, Supervis
or in charge of the work, came
over and made Investigations
Friday and Saturday. It is said
he let go the information that' Mr.
Meade would continue on the job
as foreman, with instructions to
get a fair days work from all
workers and that those wishing
WPA assistance had better report
for work Monday morning. The
result was that practically all re
ported for work Monday morning.
These workers we understand
are paid 20 cents an hour and giv
en eight hours work a day for five
days a week, or a total weekly pay
of $8 each. The slowness of the
work in the past has built up an
Idea t'hat WPA workers did not
have to produce a day's work, biit
only required to be on hand t'he
necessary number of hours. This
spirit has been the source of much
public criticism. It is understood
that the WPA officials are now
bringing about a change and re
quiring a reasonable day's work
from each worker or he must be
laid off. This will be good news
to the public.
16 is also understood that Mrs..
J. F. Mitchlner, Welfare officer,
stated that non^ of the workers
who quit the job under Friday's
strike influence would be given
food supplies from that depart
PROGRAM AT THE
f The following Is the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, July 29th:
Last Times Today -r- Friday ?
Henry Fonda and Madeleine Car
roll in "Blockade."
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
. Charles Starett in "West of Chey
enne" and the Jones Family in
"A Trip To Paris." Also first> chap
ter new serial "Fighting Devil
Sunday ? Preston Foster and
Madge Evans In "Army Girl."
Monday - Tuesday ? Harold
Lloyd In "Professor Beware."
Wednesday ? Robert Page and
Jacqueline Wells in "Highway
Thursday-Friday ? Dick Powell,
Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Dick
Foran, Ronald Reagan. Ann Sher
idan and Johnqie Davis in "Cow
boy From Brooklyn."
Prospect Methodist Church
TO BE DEDICATED ON NEXT SUNDAY,
JULY 31st, 1938
The new church at Prospect will!
be dedicated, the Lord willing.!
with appropriate exercises next
Sunday, July 31*. There will be|
preaching at 11:00 o'clock by Dr.
M. T. Plyler, of Durham, followed
by the dedicatory service. After
an intermission of an hour or
more during which dinner will be
[served, timers will be another ser
j vice in the church with especial
! direction to the Sunday School
work and the children ? in which
[ several of the former pastors of
| the church will take part. Friends
of the enterprise are invited wit>h
a special invitation to all former
members of the church.
The church as an organization
dates back to 1841, when a deed
to a lot of land 100 yards square
was gi'ven by Elias May, grand
father of W. E. May, who with his
esteemed family are valued mem
bers of the present' church, to the
following gentlemen as Trustees:
Joel King, William King, W. O.
G,reen, James EL Twitty and
William Spivey. Iti may be of
interest to 9tate that Joel King
I and Wm. King were sons of Rev.
jjohn King. M. D., a cotemporary
| and co-worker with John Wesley,
j who as minister of the Gospel and
physician and friend to Educa
tion made a lasting impression
on this section, j His name ap
j pears as Chairman of tthe Board
j of Trustees of Frpnklin Academy, j
'the pioneer of all schools in or
j around Louisburg ? an institution'
jcUSTtered by act of Legislature be-j
j fore the University at Chapel Hill
iwas chartered. W. Oscar Green, i
whom some of us who are older,]
| remember well was the father of
| Co. W. Furney Green and J. O.j
B. Allen Dead
Mr. Arthur Bruce Allen, died
at his home on North Main Street
Friday afternoon at about 5:30
j o'clock. He had been in ill
j health for several years. He was
68 years of age and is survived
by his wife, who was Miss Lillian
Perry, of near Mapleville, three
sons, Messrs. James, Neal and
Newell Allen, and three daugh=
ters, Mrs. Eva Tomlinson, of near
Charlot'te, Mrs. Bernard Smith, of
Wilson, and Mrs, Carroll Garrison,
of fteidsv'ille, one brother, Mr. T.
V. Allen, of Warrenton, and one
sister, Mrs. ? . ? . Hilliard" of
Mr. Allen was one of Louis
burg's oldest and most highly res
pected citizens. He came to Louis
burg from Warren County about
forty-six years ago. Soon after
' the government established t>he
rural free delivery he became
Carrier on Route No. 3 and serv
ed in this capacity until he retirT
ed in 11934. He was a conscien
tious and kindly gentleman who
made many friends.
The funeral services were held
from the home at 4 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon, conducted by
Revs. M. Stamps and J. G. Phil
lips. and interment was made at
Oakwood Cemetery. Large num
bers of relatives and friends at
tended both services and the floral
tribute was especially large and
pretty. The pallbearers were R.
W. Smithwick, J. A. Newell, Bill
Ragland, Wallace Neal, Allen Hil-j
liard, of Warrenton, and J. W.
Among the flower girls were
Mrs. C. A. Ragland, Mrs. Forrest
Joyner, Misses Helen and Lucy
Smithwic, Mrs. Karl Allen II,
Mrs. W. A. Andrews, Misses Ma
ria Perry, Edna Earl Perry, Ernes
tine Perry. Bettie Neal, Helen
Holmes. Cora Beasley, Mrs. Harry
Banks and Mrs. F. B. Leonard.
The bereaved fan%^y has the |
sympathy of the entire public.
Green whose son of the same
name is an honest citizen of
Franklinton. The descendants of
William Spivey are numerous
in the county, especially in Louis
burg, Cypress Creek, Dunn and
Harris townships. It is not
known if any of Mr. Twitty's
name or posterity are now resi
dent here. At the time this deed
was made he lived at and owned
what is now known as the Herbert
The original church at Prospect
erected in the. early 40's of the
last century was as those living
now remember it a rather un
sigtly wooden structure sitting
I parallel with the road, neither
| painted nor ceiled and with its
iopen roof and exposed rafters
seemed to be more popular with
[wasps and lizards than with the
(scattered people of the neighbor
hood. It gave place in 1907 o,rj
! 1908 to a small neat wooden buil-j
ding painted and plastered. Erec
ted largely through the efforts of 1
? the late. Mrs. M. S. Davis, whoi
for a number of years attended !
regularly there and taught in the|
Sunday School. Agitation for a
new building in this developing
community began during the pas
' torate of Rev. A. M. Williams and
'continued during that of his suc
cessor, Rev. H. E. Lance? each of
whom remained but a year. Un-'
der the pastorate of Rev. M. W.
Warren, the present energetic in
cumbent plans material ized, work
started and the buifding has been
pushed to a successful comple
tion. When offered for dedica
tion on Sunday it will be with no
collection to be taken and no debt
impending either on building or
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* MISS LOUISBURG ?
* Miss Edna Eurl I'arrisli * j
* lias been selected by Mayor * I
* Webb to represent Louisbur^ * j
* in the contest for Queen of * !
* the 2nd Annual Tobacco Ex- * |
j* position and Festival in Wil- *j
I* son, August 15-18. *
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The following is the schedule
of Battery B. N. C. N. G. 113th
F. A., which left Louisburg early
7-28, Raleigh, Fayetteville, So
ciety Hill, Cheraw ? Vicinity Che
raw, S. C.
7-29, U. S. Route No. 1 ? Vicin
ity Louisville, Ga.
7:30, Millidgeville, Macon, Tal
bo'tton, Columbus, Opelika ? Vi
cinity Auburn, Ala.
v 7:31, Montgomery, Selma, De
mopolis ? Vicinity Meridian, Miss.
8-1, Enterprise, Laurel, Hat
tiesburg ? -Vicinity Brooklyn, Miss.
In case of dire necessity only
members may be reached on the
above days at the bivouc address [
[ by telegram.
Mail should be addressed as
Pvt. John Smith,
Battery "B" 113th F. A.,
Each letter or parcel should
have the return address thereon.
Members of the Battery may also
be reached by telegram, at the
above address, after August 1st. |
The Bobbltt family reunion for '
1938 will be held on Sunday, Au-I
gust 7th, at the home of Mr. R. A. J
BobblW, on East Nash Street, In.
Louisburg. according to announce
ment, which also says there will
be a basket lunch.
LOW ROAD BIDS
Franklin County Projects
May Be Held Up; Bids
Termed "Very Good"
Low bids on 13 new road pro
jects, considered Tuesday by the
State Highway Commission, total
ed $902,869.30, and low bidder
on three projects _was C. A. Hag
land. of Louishurg.
Chief Engineer VV". Vance Baise
commented that as a whole, the
bids were very good, adding that
for the past several months, bids
have been less than" amount pro
grammed for construction work.
The amount allocated for the 13
projects on which proposals were
opened yesterday was $1,058,000.
He also said that awarding of
the contract on the Franklin Coun
ty project from Wake County line
to Loulsburg would be held up un
til sufficient top-soil could be ob-|
tained from persons owning land j
along the right-of-way. Efforts
have been made during the past!
few weeks to obtain necessary
top-soil; but so far owners have
declined to sell.
The Highway Commission as a
body met in Raleigh Wednesday
to canvas the bid$.
Projects and low bidders were
Franklin County, 10.68 miles of.
grading, bituminous surfacing and
structures on route- 59 from Wake
County line to southwest of Louis
burg. roadway to C. A. Ragland,
$96,671.10; structures to Hobbs
Peabody of Charlotte. $22.214.171.124;
Wake County. 7.30 miles grad
ing and structures on route 59
west of Neuse River to Franklin
County line; roadway to C. A.
Ragland. $63,624.80; structures
to Kiker and Yount, Reidsville,
(The above is the Loulsburg to
Ra'.eigh road by RolesvlUe. It is
understood the contract had b&en
previously let, for this road from
Neuse River to Raleigh, some
thing over two' miles having al
ready been built. ? Ed.)
In addition to the above our
townsman, Mr. C. A. Ragland. got
the following contract:
Wayne Coupty, 14.28 , miles
grading, bituminous surfacing
and structures on route 55 be
tween Mt. Olive and Seven
Springs; roadway. C. A. Ragland
of Loulsburg, $115,656.70; struc
tures to E. W. Grannis, of Fay
ORGANIZES LIONS CUB
A Lions Club was organized in
Frankiinton Friday night, July
22. The club was organized by
Lion, J. Bennett Napier, Interna
tional organizer and was sponsor
ed by the Henderson club. Several
Henderson members were present.
President Clarence White, of
the Henderson club welcomed the
Frankiinton club and following
officers were elected: l,
W. H. Green, President.
W. H. M. Jenkins, 1st Vice
, A. B. Allen, 2nd Vice President.:
John J. Joseph, 3rd Vice Pres-I
H. E. Pearce, Jr.," Secretary.
Directors: W. W. Cooke, P. II.
Massey, and Everett L. Moore. !
G. B. Harris, Lion Tamer.
P. P. Purnell, Tail Twister.
The -membership consists of,
leading business men and citizens.
The meetings of the club will be
held twice a month ? first and
third Tuesday evenings at 6:30.
The people of Frankiinton ap
preciate the organization of the
Lion's Club as the town has long
felt the need of a civic organiza
GOBS TO ^ BERTIE-HERTFORD
Mr. VVm. A. Banks, who recent
ly graduated from State College,
has accepted a position as Assis
tant under the Farm Rehabilita
tion department in Bertie and
Hertford counties. His many
friends in Franklin extend con
gratulations and good wishes,
feeling confident* he will do credit
to l^imself and his new position.
DURHAM HOST TO YOUNG
The State Convention of
Young Democrats will, be held
In Durham on Septemlier 8, 0
and 10, it ??s announced today
by John E. Matthews, secretary
of the Franklin County Club.
A meeting will be called in
the near future for the selec
tion of delegates from Franklin
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"Lighting Up In Dark Company"
SOUTH BOSTON, Virginia . . . These three South Boston, Virginia,
girls, left to right, Misses Helen Johnston, Jean Hill and Hallie Hub
bard, practicing for their roles in the fourth annual National Tobacco
Festival to t? held here on September 8 and 9, stop by a Negro cabin
and secure lights for theft- cigarettes from the Negro mammy's pipe,
much to the interest of the pickaninnvs
ITS UP TO FRANKLIN
The State Highway Commission in receiving ac
ceptable bids for the Louisburg-Rolesville-Raleigh
road, has put it SQUARELY up to FRANKLIN whose
people have been so critical and so eagerly interested
in its construction. According to reports from
Raleigh the work will have to be delayed until the
people whose property the road passes through will
sell sufficient top soil to the Highway Commission for
road construction purposes. The TIMES understands
1 this situation cannot be held open very long as other
counties are eager for roads and will sell the top soil.
This makes it possible for the money allotted for this
road to be transferred to another County and then
FRANKLIN will LOSE again. Let's hope the people
j along the line will wake up and sell the necessary soil
immediately to the end, that the work may begin right
I away on the road. The Wake County side, we under
stand, has cooperated with the Commission one hun
dred per cent. FRANKLIN COUNTY shouldn't
. EARLIER _
Published reports show that
lli?' tobacco markets in the Mid
dle Belt will open on Septem
ber IStli, instead of later as
heretofore published. Louis
bur^ is iii this Belt and this
will Im> good news to the many
farmers and warehousemen of
IjOiiisburg led in high prices |
paid last year and if the farm- ,
ers will cooperate it will lead
both in prices and accommoda
tions this year.
Watch for formal announce- ?
ments from Louisburg's three i
COMES TO LOl'I&BURG |
Mr. S. T. Anderson, of Winston-'
Salem, a licensed embalmer, has
taken a position with VV. E. White (
Furniture Co., and will have
charge of the undertaking depart
ment. Mr. Anderson is a young
man of much energy and ability
and comes highly recommended.
CHANGE OF HOURS
The Franklin County Library
will be open on Monday and Fri
day from 1:00 o'clock till 5:00
o'clock until further notice. Ob
servance of these hours will be
Only one case was before
Franklin Recorder's Court Tues
day and was disposed of as fol
Owen Wheless was found guil
ty of assault on a female and giv
en 6 months on roads.
W. M. S. MEETING
The Fannie Heck Circle of the
W. M. S. of the Louisburg Baptist!
?Church will meet Monday after
noon with Mrs. Florence Under
bill at her home on Church St., i
at 3:30. Every member is urged
to be present*
Maria Perry, Sec'ty.
GOLF WAR OK LAWYERS
STOl'I'EI) BY DOWNPOl'R
Lawyers from six counties ? i
Franklin. Wake, Nash, ^Varren. J
Granville and Durham? met here
Saturday at the Green Hill Coun-|
try Club for a golf tournament,
play in which was cut short by
Harry White, of Henderson,
with a card of 40 for nine holes,
was leading for low-net honors
wKen rain curtailed play. B. S.
Royster, of Oxford, with a cardL
of 41 for nine holes, was second, j
Gait'her Beam, of Louisburg.j
won putting, honors when he sank'
a 25-foot shot on the No. 7 green.!
Lawrence Harris, of Wake Forest,!
with pars for four holes, was the
Barbecue was served in the
U. I'. UNION TO MEET JULY 31 |
President Lucile Cothran an-j
nounces that the Vance-Franklin
County Young People's Union hasj
planned a rally of all young peo-|
pie that are interested in this'
work July 31st at Trinity Metho-j
dist Church on the Tar River clr-|
cuit from 3:30 to 5:30 o'clock. A
special program is being worked
out with outstanding speakers j
and special music. The rally Willi
end at 5:30 o'clock with supperj
on the grounds and everyone that1
attends is asked to bring a small
lunch and the host church will
furnish the drink.
We afe asking that t'he presi-l
dent of each locpil church try to
arouse and create some Interest!
and enthusiasm among their j
young people and try to have a
larger representation at t'his meet-j
ing than any of the previous ones. :
We are looking for a large crowd.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Fuller, of
High Point, announce the birth
of a son, Walter E. Jr., on Satur
day, July 23, at the Burrus Mem
orial Hospital. Mr. Fuller is the
son of Mrs. A. E. Fuller of Louis
burg, R. F. D., and Is employed
by the N. C. DepU of Agrl. station
ed at Htgh Point.
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DEFENDANT A FRANK
LIN BOY ,
McMillan, The Slain Man, A.
Brother of a Louisburg
Lady; Smithfield Court
Room Sceng of Interest
Smithfield, July 27. ? James E.
Tharrington, former Raleigh and
Smithfield banker, tonight took
the witness stand in Johnston Su
perior Court and contradicted
State's evidence of premeditated
murder in the slaying of John Mc
Millan. popular young Selma oil'
The 33-year-old Tharrington,
on trial for his life, was called to
the stand as first witness for the
defense after Judge Hubert E.
Olive ordered a night session to
speed up proceedings in the sen
Tharrington asserted he fired on
McMillan after the latter, attacked
him without warning. The shoot
ing occurred on the night of
March 31. after McMillan return
ed to an apart-ment in Selma in
company with Mrs. Rosalie Halea
King, pretty divorcee.
Earlier today, a crow
packed every available inch of
space in the court heard a State's
witness swear that Tharrington
fired on McMillan without any
provocation whatever. Solicitor
Claude C. Canaday and his assis
tants Balled more than a dozen
witnesses before court recessed in
late afternoon a'lter the State had
rested its case tentatively.
The State attempted to build up
a case of unprovoked, murderous
assault, with jealousy owr a wo- _
man, Mrs. King, as the motive.
Tharrington contradicted this
with testimony that McMillan was
beating him "viciously" when he
fired, that he was not infatuated
with Mrs. King, and that McMil
lan was a total stranger to him.
We said he was at the apartment!
house on a business matter.
His relations with Mrs. King,
Tharrington told the jury, were
merely as an "old friend" of her
sister, Mrs. Maude Moseley. He
denied ever "dating" her at any
Crowd Jains Courthoi
Tharrlngton gave the appear
ance of self-assurance throughout
his direct and cross-examinations.
He asserted that McMillan had ut
tered a threat. "Damn your soul,
I'm going to kill you." and insist
ed that he was in fear of his own
life when he pulled his gun.
The ex-banker, in explanation
of why he had the weapon on his
person', said that- he usually car
ried it in his car but had put It
in his pocket earlier that night
upon leaving his machine^ "be
cause one pistol bad been stolen
from me and I didn't want to lose
Solicitor Canaday failed to
shake Tharrington's story in any
major particular. The cross-exam
ination required more than an
hour, but the ex-banker held firm
ly to his contention that McMillan
was the aggressor and that he fir
ed while believing his own life waj;
in danger. .
In his version of the shooting,
Tharrington said he was sitting
with Mrs. Moseley on the front
porch of a house in which thei,
sisters shared an apartment when
Mrs. King and McMillan drove ui>
to the house after a "date." Ac
companying Mrs. King and Mc
Millan was Walton Parker, 3Q?
year-old' Selma salesman.
Mrs. King left the car and went
into the house, Tharrington said,
and after about five minutes, Mc
Millan came to the steps of tha
porch. Tharrington quoted Mrs.
Moseley as saying: "John, you'd
better go home now." v
Says McMillan Cursed
McMillan turned away and wal
ked toward the car, Tharrington
said, but as he approached the
car, he turned and came back to. '
the porch and, with an oath, as
serted that he was "not scared"
McMillan turned to him, Thar
rington Said, and declared: "There
is no better time than now to
Tharringt< r. -:>id that McMillan
then swung ar him and struck him
on the forehe .d| that they fought
"i'ratf i mi*ute." , aid that Mo- ,
MiMuu made a t.tvpc.: to k HI. him?
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