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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 11)38
Louisburg Market Still Leading
Planters With First Sale Filled To Overflowing; Other
Houses Have Big Quantity Weed; 201,136 Pounds
Sold For $44,251.92; Buyers On Hand And Buying
Freely; Many Visitors on Floors; Farmers Generally
Tuesday ushered In the begln
ning of the 1938 tobacco Sales
season, another most interesting
and exciting event. The town
was filled with enthusiastic grow
ers and towns people from early
in the morning until late in the
evening. Many greetings, social
and business, were exchanged.
The golden weed begun rolling
into tihe warehouses early on Mon
day and by late evening the hous
es were fairly well filled, but it
continued to come in until by
Sale time the Planters with first
sale was run over and the other
houses were filling up. The grades
offered was confined mostly to
tips and sorry primings, but the
buyers seemed anxious for all and
as the Auctioneers sing-song cry
ing was waving across the houses
the prices ranging on up to $40
soon showed the hordes of enthus
iastic by-standers that Louisburg
not only led tihe State In average
price for the entire season, but
had begun on the lead again this
year with an average of $22. This
was considered exceedingly well
considering the offerings. There
was 201,136 pounds sold for a to
tal of $44,251.92. and was highly
praised by the many growers on
the market. In Louisburg on the
Opening, like on all the otiher mar
kets throughout the State, It was
in evidence that the better grades
were off from last year, but many
of tihe lower grades were up, which
as stated by several farmers to the
editor "they preferred this condi
tion to higher prices for better
grades and cheaper prices for low
er grades as there was so much
more cheaper tobacco than there
was good lt> would be to their in
An especially generous welcome
was extended all growers and vis
itors by Louisburg's Merchants,
business men and citizens in gen
eral and the day passed off with
pleasure and profit to all.
The sales Wednesday and Thurs
day held up well with the opening
and our efficient warehousemen
a xe determined thati Louisburg
snail hold its place at the top of
all the State's markets and it is
the place for the grower to make
Louisburg extends a hearty and
v profitable welcome to all growers
and visitors to visit our market
and our business institutions.
TO HOLD ELECTION
Ballot boxes will be distributed
throughout) the County on Satur
day the 17th, Monday the 19th
and Tuesday the 20th for the pur
pose of voting on the expansion of
the Tar River Soil Conservation
District. If two-tihlrds of those
voting approve of the expansion,
then the present Tar River Dis
trict will take in the whole of
Franklin County. A similar refer
endum will be held in Granville
and Vance Counties on the same
THE MILLS P. T. A.
The Mills P. T. A. will have its
opening meeting Thursday. Sept.
22, in the Mills High School au
ditorium at 3:30 P. M.
Dr. D. E. Earnhardt) will be
speaker of the occasion.
The meeting will be one of
much interest. All interested in
P. T. A. are urged to attend.
PROGRAM AT THE
~The following Is the program
at/the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, Sept. 16th:
? Last Times Today (Friday) ?
Martha Raye, Bob Burns and
Dorothy Lamour in "Tropic Holi
,? Saturday ? Double Feature ?
Wm. Boyd In "Pride of Tht West"
and Jack Holt In "Reformation,"
also Chap. 8 "The Fighting Devil
Sunday ? Don Ameche and Ar
leen Whelen in "Gateway."
Monday ? Ruby Keeler, James
Ellison, Anne Shirley and Fay
Balnter In "Mother Carey's Chick
Tuesday? Robt. Toung, Lew
Ayres and Rita JohnsonJu "Rich
Man Poor Girl."
Wednesday ? Stan Laurel, Oli
ver Hardy and Patsy Kelly In
Thursday-Friday ? Blng Crosby
and Fred McMurray In "Sing Tou
Final Game of Scries Here Friday
Between Louisburg and Wilton
Louisburg and Wilton played a
double-header at Wilton Saturday,
which was Uwo of the series gam
es, with Wilton winning both with
score of 1-0 and 3-1.
This makes the score of games
for the Tri-County League cham
pionship between Louisburg and
Wilton tied with 2 games each.
Louisburg won the first two gam
es with scores of 13-11 and 4-3.
The final game of t-he champion
ship series will be played in the
Louisburg ball pary Friday, be
ginning at 3:30.
Sunday the Louisburg ball club
will play the C. C. Camp of Frank
linton and it was rpeorted to the
TIMES that this will probably be
the last game of the season.
E a rnhard t
Bunn Faculty Is -Entertained At
Picnic Supprr Friday Evening.
The parents and friends of the
Bunn school system on Friday
evening Sept. 9th, at 7:30 o'clock
entertained the members of the
faculty at a picnic supper on the
front campus of the school. Dr.
D. E. Earnhardts president of
Louisburg College, Supt. W. R.
Mills, and Mr. W. C. Strowd were
special guests for the occasion.
In front of the high school buil
ding tables, covered with white
linen clothes and centered with
bowls of early fall flowers, were
arranged and weighted with an
appetizing, old-fashioned picnic
supper. Each guest' was given a
plate and urged "to help himself"
at the tables.
When the teachers could be
persuaded to stop eating fried
chicken and cake, Mr. M. T.
Lamm, Principal of the Bunn
Schools, introduced Mr. W. R.
Mills, Superintendent of tihe
Franklin County Public Schools,
to the group. Mr. Mills in a short
talk welcomed the teachers, espec
ially the new ones, into the
Franklin County School System.
In speaking to the teachers he
pointed out the wonderful oppor
tunities of the teaching profession,
in the school itself, and the im
portant part any teacher plays in
tihe life of the community in which
she is placed. Concluding his talk
Mr. Mills introduced Dr. D. E.
Earnhardt, one of, the most belov
ed speakers of the county.
In his very entertaining and in
teresting style, and with many
anecdotes to illustrate his points,
Dr. Earnhardt stressed the part
the teacher plays in fitting the
child who comes to her as clay to
be molded, for a place in life. In
leading and educating school chil
dren Dr. Earnhardt had teachers
remember that Ood is back of this
great program which is to prepare
youth for its place in the citizen
ship of the world. As he brought
his talk to a close, Dr. Earnhatdt
pointed out the fact that the tea
chers and the parents must "feel
for each other" and work together
to bring about this plan.
After the two very interesting
talks Mr. Lamm in expressing the
appreciation of the faculty mem
bers also tihanked the parents tor
I giving the teachers both old and
?new an opportunity to meet and
become better acquainted with
| the friends and patrons of the
First Bale 1938 f
Mr. Ira W. Weldon, of Hayes
ville township broughti the first
bale of the 1938 cotton crop to
Louisburg on Monday. It was
ginned by Franklin Seed Co., and
weighed 380 pounds. Mr. Weldon
did not sell but took his cotton
home for storage.
i The second baje of the season
was brought In ' on Wednesday
morning by Mr; H. K. Perry, of
near the County line, and was al
so ginned by the Franklin Seed
Co. The bale weighed 480 pounds
but had not been sold at this re
Headed For Another Pennant
NEW YORK CITY . . . These are the men who are carrying on the
traditions of the New York Yankees this season. If they keep up
their present pace it will be another American League Championship
and perhaps the World Series victory too. L. to R , Crosetti, Rolfe,
Hendrich. Di Majutlo. Gehrig. Dicker, Selkirk, Hqm and Gordon.
The 24th annual Franklin Coun
ty Fair will open its gates Monday
afternoon at 5 o'clock (or what is
expected to be the largest Fair in
the history of the association.
The grounds and building have
been put in perfect order and
everything is ready for t'he grand
j opening. Exhibits promise to be
the best shown in any county this
i year and unusual interest is being
| taken in the vocational classes in
i the schools and also with t'he 4-H
j Club boys. Reports from all over
the county indicate that the ex
hibits, especially In the canning
department, will be exceptionally
good, and the individual booths
consisting of all farm and home
grown products will be of unusual
interest. The North Carolina
Health Department will have a
most Interesting educational ex
hibit. as will the WPA and a num
ber of schools in the county. Six
wonderful exhibits by the stud
ents of vocational agriculture will
be on display and these wfll be of
wonderful interest to all who vis
it the Fair. The Franklin Coun
ty Fair is the county's play ground
and one week each year, this mak
ing the 24th consecutive time,
Franklin County takes a holiday.
Unusual care has been token to
insure high type amusements ?
the kind that will interest both
young and old. and the World's
: Exposition Shows, which will be
on the midway has an unusual
line of attractions consisting of
fourteen rides and sixteen shows,
all of which will be available to
the thousands of patrons of the
I Fair this year. Many of the shows
j came direct from the Century of
I Progress in Chicago, after baying
I played the leading Canadian fairs,
j The tickets this year will be cou
' pon tickets and each coupon will
entitle the holder to a chance on
the grand prize which will be
drawn in the grand stand every
! night. A New York Revue will
be seen each nigbti on the stage
; in front of the grand stand, and
as soon as the acts are over the
drawing will take place, so be
sure and retain your coupons and
be in the grand stand as only those
who are there with their coupons
will be eligible for the drawing.
Acts will begin promptly at nine
o'clock followed by the drawing
for the prize, then the fireworks.
The gates will open Monday after
noon at five o'clock and at< the
same time each day, except Wed
nesday, School Day for White
Children, at which time the gates
will open at eleven in the morn
ing. Saturday will be special tor
colored school children and a
grand parade, as In previous years
will take place, beginning prompt
ly at* eleven o'clock and all chil
dren in this parade will be ad
mitted to the grounds free.
The general admission will be
Gate 25c day or night, Parking
25c, Seasotf tickets will be $1.00.
Come to the Fair' and enjoy
FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS BUC
j CESSFUL FARM TOUR
Approximately 100 farmers and
farm women Joined in a Farm
STour- throughout the County on
Thursday, September 8. Three
j different stops were made in the
| morning, a Barbecue dinner served
for Lunch, and three stops made
in the afternoon.
The different points of interest
observed were taken in at the
I homes and farms of Rev. John
| Edwards, N H Griffin, T. S.
Dean, Q. S. Leonard, J. H. Fuller
and Howard Cooke. The things
observed and studied at the above
mentioned places were: The varn
ishing of floors and wall papering
of rural homes, simple water sys
tems, permanent lawns, 4-H Baby
Beet Calves, the raising of live
stock on the farm, raising of tur
keys, cotton variety and fertilizer
plots, Lespedesa Variety and fer
In aid War ? Makes
Trip By Plan* ? Hitler "Gladly
1 London, Sept. 14. ? Prime Min
ister Neville Chamberlain in a
history-making attempt to save
world peace tonight decided to fly
'to Germany tomorrow (or a con
ference with Adolf Hitler himself.
Hitler told the 69-year-old
Prime Minister he would "gladly
receive" him at Berchtesgaden. the
Feurer's Bavarian mountain re
treat* in South Germany.
There Great Britain's Prime
Minister will try to stem the swift
' ly rushing current toward war ? a
current hastened by bloody civil
strife in the Sudeten German re
gions of CzechoSTcffakia today.
Chamberlain's decision to carry
his all but frustrated European
appeasment policy to this dramatic
'climax, meeting face-to-face the
man who holds Europe's fate in
his hands, was conveyed to Hitler
}iu this message:
"In view of the increasingly
critical situation I propose to come
over at once to statyou with the
view to trying to find a peaceful
solution. I propose to come across
by air and am ready to start to
morrow. Please indicate the ear
liest time at which you can see me
and suggest a place of meeting.
1 should be grateful for a very
(oigueaj ?evuie Lnamoeriam
A few hours "before the an
nouncement was made ati No. 10
| Downing Street, the British Cab
inet in extraordinary session had
approved this bold and unpreced
ented move to try to forestall Eu
ropean war over Czechoslovakia.
The decision . was reached in
close consultation with France,
'Britain's ally, and in Paris the
foreign office spokesman declared
; Chamberlain had been given a free
hand for negotiations at Berch
Making the first flight of his
life, the tall, grim-visaged Prime
, Minister is to embank on one of
the greatest peace missions of re
cent history at 8:30 a. m. tomor
row (2:30 a. m. E. S. T.)
It is expected his plane will
reach Munich about 1 p. m. where
there will be a half hour wait be
fore proceeding to Berchtesgaden.
By mid-afternoon the spokes
man of Europe's great democracies
will sit down for a fateful talk
with the leader of a rearmed grea
ter Germany who last Monday pro
claimed himself anew the protec
tor of the German minority in
Germans Are Primed
In Berlin a spokesman for the
propoganda ministry proudly de
clared "this climax speaks for it
tllizer plots, silti boxes and a typic
al farm that is carrying out all
Soil Conservation practices.
This Tour proved to be very
interesting to those attending. The
things observed are sMlt Interest
ing and' educational and It would
well be worth a visit even at this
time by those throughout the
County who would like to observe
the different* accomplishments and
practices carried out.
! ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
There will be an early celebra
tion of the Holy Communion at
8:00 A. M. Church School will
meet at 9:45 A. M. The Adult
Bible class meets at the same
time. The course In the Bible
class is the Bible and it's relation
to the Science of Anthropalogy.
8ervice of Morning Prayer will
begin ati 11:00 A. M. The sermon
will be baaed on the words of 'St.
Paul, "Be not deceived, Ood Is not
mocked; whatsoever a man sow
eth, that shall he reap."
Near Four Hundred Students Kn
rolled ? Appropriate Exercises
on Thursday? President P. W.
Klam of l/OuUburg K I wan is
Club Kyi end-. Welcome
. Monday, September 5. 1938,
was set for the arrival of fresh-'
men at Louisburg College. No
account was taken of the number
that arrived on that date because
of the fact t?hat Wednesday, Sep
tember 7 was registration day.
The members of the Student Coun
cil assisted in getting these new
comers to their rooms and' it look
ed like t'here would be no room
J left for upper classmen, the num
ber of freshmen being so large. L
On Sept. 7 the second year stud-l
gnts arrived and wheli the regis- 1
tration was completed it was de-|
| termined" just) a few short of j
? four hundred students, ? 390 |
being the number registered, j
A number of others are ex-|
pected and the total registration
will' run over 400 within a week's
Of these students 231 are I
, Methodists; 91 are Baptists; 2
jare Catholic; 11 are Episcopal
ians; 15 are Presbyterians; 7 be
long to the Christian Church; 1
belongs to the Lutheran CUurcn; ,
'and 32 have no chun.h connec
I Molls. The Methodist Church
leads In the number of students
At the date of this writing one
year ago 338 students had been
registered; this year we have 390
an advance of 52 students over
the number registered one year
The president of the- college and
the registrar report the outlook
to be the best that Louisburg
College has had in the century
and a half of her history.
The first chapel was held at'
9:30 o'clock on Thursday. At
this convocation exerciser -Dr.
(Paul Klam spoke for the Mayor
who was absent from the city at
the time and aUo for the Kiwanis
Club welcoming the students to
the town of Louisburg, to the'
rights and privileges of all the
citizens of the town, and he pre
sented the students and faculty
with the keys of the city of Louis
burg. Rev. Mr. Kent, the rector
of the- Episcopal Church of Louis
burg, spoke in behalf of his con
gregation and welcomed the stu
dents to all the church services of
his church. The pastof the Bap
tist Church, the- Rev. Dr. Simons,
welcomed the students to his
church and announced that his
church would give an entertain
ment the next afternoon to the
Baptist students of the college.
The Rev. J. t>. Phillips, pastor of
the Methodist Church, welcomed
the students in behalf of his con
gregation and himself. The stu
dents and the faculty of the col
[ lege filled the church where the
convocation was held to its utmost
On Tuesday evening at 8
o'clock the faculty of Louisburg
| College received the freshmen in
the faculty parlor. The line was
j so long that certain faculty mem-i
bers suggested that Wake Forest
j College, Meredith College, and |
! State College had all sent their
'freshmen to Louisburg College to
be among the new students.
On Saturday evening the picnic
supper was served to faculty and
students of the college by Miss
'! Lydia Deyton, the college dieti
, Wan. This supper was served on
the North campus and was a|
most delightful occasion. After
the supper the students gathered J
in front of the Administration ;
building and an impromptu pro
gram was rendered. Misses Edith
Collins and Maxine Baitey sang
classic songs and Miss Edith Dix
on and Miss Frances Brown gave
piano selections to the delight of
all who were present. Robert
Luis, Mary Bethea, and Lloyd
Bell did acrobatic stunts, such
as had noO been seen before by the
larger number of freshmen pres
ent. Messrs. Llnwood Keith and
Roland Rainwater impersonated
the president of the college and
other members of the faculty.
Coach Cameron undertook to de
liver a classic address, but before
he reached his climax his voice
gave way, and no one ever knew
what he said.
j The second week of Franklin ;
Superior Court, September term
convened Monday morning with
Hon. C. Everett? Thompson, of
Elizabeth City, presiding. Like,
last week this was a civil term
and no cases of special public In
terest was taken up. The Jef
freys case was tried and resulted
In a verdict favorable to Mr. Jef
freys. The court will continue
through this week.
This being Judge Thompson's;
first term in Franklin County our
people were especially well lm- '
pressed with the else and busi
ness manner in which he conducts
his court, and hope he may re
turn to be with us again. ^
Lindberghs In Poland
VARSOVIE, Poland . . . Touring
Europe, Colonel and Mrs. Charles
A. Lindbergh are seen leaving
Okecie Airport here. They event
ually went to Moscow to confe* 1
with Soviet officials.
Many Killr<l Anil Wounded ? Su
iletons Take Police Station ?
Trouble So Far Mostly Ixxnl
Prague, Sept. 14. ? Thousands,
of Sudeten Germans armed with
hand grerfSdes. rifles, pistols and
machine-guns today battled Cze
choslovak gendarmerie at several ;
towns in Sudetenland ? some of j
the fatal lighting within gunshot
of the German border.
An official announcement said
the Sudetens' grenades and ma- j
chine-guns were "probably obtain- i
ed from abroad."
At least twenty-three were slain
and 75 wounded in northwest) Bo-'
Serious fighting continued to- i
night at Schwaderbach, a border
town where 2.000 Sudetens laun
ched a successful assault on a
Moving in from German soil, it i
was said, the Sudeten force occu
pied the building.
Border* In Rebellion
A Czechoslovak government ra
dio broadcast described the arms ,
of the rioters and said the Sude- j
tens were thoroughly organized 1
for action bordering oil rebellion.
The official report of the clash
at Schwaderbach said:
"A very serious incident occur- .
red at the frontier opposite the,
German city of Sachsenberg. The
situation is particularly serious
because the elements resisting
Czechoslovak authorities are arm
ed not only with rifles and pistols
but with hand grenades and ma- \
chine-guns probably obtained from
"The elements combatting the'
authorities (at Schwaderbach)
were in a situation which enabled i
them to cross the international
border at will.
"There was loss of life, but the
authorities proceeded cautiously to
prevent greater loss and because
they did not wish to risk creating
an international incident."
Sudetens Hold Station
Qne private report of the Sch
wadierbach fighting which was not
yet fully investigated said 11 per
sons (were killed, but other ad- 1
vices indicated only six to eight
gendarmes had died.
The Sudetens still held the gen
darme station tonight.
?Schwaderbach lies directly
across the border from the Ger
man town of Sachsenberg. So
when the Sudetens started the at
tack, it was said, the gendarmerie
were ordered to hold their fire lest
Germans on the other side of the
border be injured.
Man Is Crushed
By Falling Tree
Rites Held in Franklin County
Wednesday Afternoon For No
Franklinton. ? Nowell Wright,
32, was killed instantly near
Franklinton Tuesday when a large
tree fell across his chest and
There were several eyewitnesses
to the accident. They said that
when the tree Wright was cutting
began to fall, they shouted for
him to run. He did, but the tree
became entangled -In other trees
and fell in a different direction,
they said, and caught him.
Wright was working for his
father, who is engaged in the lum
Surviving are his widow; two
small children; his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Wright; and two
brothers, Fred and Richard
' /He was a member ofMt. Olive
qiptlst Church, and funeral ser
vVps were held there Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted ,
by the Rer. Lucas Evans
To Louisburg Chamber of
Commerce; Enjoy Barbe
cue Supper; Splendid Pro
Hon. Harold D. Cooley, Con
gressman from this District, en
tertained quite a large number of
the members of the Louisburg
Chamber of Commerce with ona
3f his eloquent and enthusiastic
speeches at its first formal meet
ing on Thursday night of last
week at the Agricultural building.
After commending the citizens of
Louisburg for organizing a Cham
ber of Commerce, stressing the
good that had been accomplished
and the good that can be accom
plished by an organization of this
kind. North Carolina is built on
t'he solid rock of small communi
ties such as Louisburg and con
tributes to the power of the state.
So long as our citizens love the
soil of America so long will Am
erica endure. The Agriculture
problem, 61d age pupMem, youth
problem and the dismbution prob
lem were points of interest that
lie touched upon. He spoke of
how a Chamber of Commerce not
anly affects the welfare of its own
community but is a means of
reaching out and affecting the
welfare of the nation.
Mayor Webb expressed the apr
preciation of the Louisburg Cham
ber of Commerce tw Congressman
Cooley for his coming and the
splendid address he had given.
Earlier in the evening those
present enjoyed a delightful bar
becue supper and excellent music
from Mr. Byerly of the Louisburg
College faculty and two of the new
students. Also one of Dr. Earn
hardt's always humorous and wise
Mayor Webb introduced t'he
speaker and President M. C. Mur
phy presided. Mrs. J. E. Malone,
Secretary-Treasurer, made a re
port that shows a membership of
75 with present pledges amount
ing to $1,571.00.
The meeting was a most inter
esting and enjoyable one.
Lois, the little four-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Alston was seriously burned Wed
nesday afternoon at about 4
o'clock when her dress became ig
nited, it is presumed from match
es she was playing with. The fire
was first discovered by her older
sister, Nickie, who trailed her
mother. Mrs. Alston arrived in
time to tear the clothing from the
child before the flames become
fatal, from which she suffered
terribly burned hands. Little
Lois was burned badly about the
body from her hips to her chest,
and her arms were badly burned
and her hair at the back of her
head. She was taken to Drs. Perry
and Wheless office where medical
attention was 'given and then sent)
to a hospital in Rocky Mount.
Last reports yesterday ntyput jioon
stated she was resting fairly well,
but was st'ill in a serious condi
The accident is thought to have
been caused by the little child
playing with matches as no other
cause could be surmised. She had
been left the room with her moth
er only a very few mjnutes when
the accident occurred on the front
lawn of the home which is located
on North Main Street. A
Mr. and Mrs. Alston has the
deepest sympathy of the entire
Oil Friday afternoon, Sept. 10,
Master James E. Fulghum, Jr., en
tertained a host of his little
friends in honor of his 7th birth
After numerous outdoor games
were played, the little guests were
invited to the back lawn, where a
lovely table was decorated la
green and yellow. The table was
centered wit/h a large birthday
cake bearing seven candles. Ice
cream, Individual cakes, and minta
were served. Each guest was pre
sented with a favor.
Betty Holliday won the prize
for the girls and George Murphy
won the prize for~the boys. Th?
following were present) and enjoy
ed the evening:
Forrest Joyoer, Jr., Grover Har
ris,- Jr., Edgar" Owen, Bob Owen*.
Norman Frazier, Troy Frailer.
John Eafle, George Murphy, Earl
Murphy, Jr., David Simons, George
Davis, Jr.. George Herman Mur
phy, Jame? Albert Wheless, Kuw
Weaver. Harry Collier, Grady
Harris, Leslie Tharrington, Jon.
White. Rachel Ann Bailey, Sara
Beam Bailey, Louise Ellis Webb,
Ruth Pleasants, Joanne Holt, Bet
ty Holliday Ja kle O'Nfeat. Ana
Smith. Blair Tii, k?i, Rtch Malone.
Mildred Loy Maione, "Jane Phil
lips. Betty Leo Phillips, franc**
Ann Tharrington, Sara Fraafer.
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