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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, l?3H
20th DISTRICT JR.
AT LOUISBURG, MON
DAY, OCT. 31
Hon. A. J. Maxwell To Ad
dress Public Meeting In
Court House At Night
State Councilor and State
Secretary To Be Present
?Many Delegates Expec
Members of the Junior Order
United American Mechanics of the
20th District are preparing them
selves (or a big District Meeting
to. be held In Louisburg on Mon
day, October 31st in the regular i
Council room, and t>he Juniors in
Louisburg and vicinity are prepar
ing to make this one of the big
gest meetings in the State com
plimentary to District) Deputy
James Y. Cooper, a member of
Deputy Cooper has arranged
what looks to be a most interest
ing and entertaining program
botih for the afternoon executive
session and the evening public
In the afternoon the meeting
will be addressed by Hon. R. A.
Grady, State Councilor, and E. V.
Harris, State Secretary. J. L.
Palmer will deliver the address of
welcome and Past District Depu
ty State Councilor J. L. White
will give the response. The meet
ing will be In charge of District
Deputy James Y. Cooper.
Following a dinner given at the
Community Building to the vis
iting Juniors a public meeting
will be held in the Court House
at 8:00 o'clock and the following
program will be presented: -
Song ? America ? Audience.
Invocation ? Rev. G. Van Ste
phens, Dlst. Vice-Councilor.
Address of Welcome ? W. C. '
Response ? C. E. Jeffreys. Dist.
Talk ? And Recognition of Oth
er State and National Officers?
Hon. R. A. Grady. State Councilor.
Introduction ? Hon. Willie L.
Addrsss ? Hon. A. J. Maxwell. |
Song ? "God Be With You"?
Benediction ? Rev. J. E. Neese, ]
During the supper hour a class j
of children from the Junior Order i
Orphanage at> Lexington, will en
tertain the guests.
This District is composed of the j
following Councils: Louisburg.
Kittrell, Wilton. Creedmoore,
Youngsville, Henderson, Oxford.1
Norlina, Afton-Elberon, Sandy
Hill, Diamond Fork, Pine Ridge,
White Level, Franklinton.
Franklinton. ? Miss Ruth Jen
kins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilmore H. Jenkins, left Frank
linton Thursday for New York.
Miss Jenkins will sail for Cavalla.
Greece, Saturday on the Italian [
liner Vulcania in company with
her uncle Robert Jenkins and Mrs. i
Jenkins and their two small chil
dren. Miss Jenkins was a member
of the facility at Salisbury last:
year and gave up her position
there this year for tihis trip. She
will he gone two years.
Dr. A. Paul Bagby, of Pendle
ton, S. C., will preach at both the
morning and evening worship ser
vices. Dr. Bagby will be remem
bered by the members. for his ef
fective ministry here several years
ago during a revival. Morning
worship at IX A. M. Evening
worship at 7 P. M. Sunday School
at 9:45 A. M. Baptist Training
Union at 6 P. M. Officers and
Teachers meeting at 7:00 P. M.
Wednesday. Prayer meeting 8:00
P. M. Wednesday. You are wel
come to all services.
PROGRAM AT THE
The following is the program
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Friday, Oct. 28:
Last Times Today (Friday) ?
The 4 star hit "Four Daughters."
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
Jack Randall in "Man's Country"
and Chester Morris in "Smashing
The Rackets". Also Chap. No. 3
"Dick Tracy Returns."
o Saturday Night Owl Show ?
Adults only. "Assassin of Youth."
Sunday-Monday ? Bob Burns In
"Arkansaw Traveler" with Fay
Balnter, John Beal and Irvln S.
Tuesday ? Wayne Morris and
Claire Trevor In "Valley of The
Wednesday ? The Riti Bros,
Richard Arlen and Ethel Mermen
In "8traicht>, Place and Show."
Thursday-Friday ? Way?e Mor
ris and Prlscllla Lane In "Broth
SPEAKS TO JUNIORS
HON. ALLEN J. MAXWELL
Commissioner of Revenue of
the State of North Carolina.
LIEUT. G. B. STALLINGS
Lieutenant George B. Stallings,
U. S. Navy, recently reported
aboard the U. 3. S. Oklahoma, at
San Pedro. California, for duty.
Lieutenant Stailnigs was born
in Louisburg, N. C. in 1903, at
tended the Trinity Park Prepara
tory School, Durham, N. C., was
appointed to the U. S. Naval
Academy in 1923 from North Car
olina and was commissioned En
sign in June', 1927. He has been
holding the rank of Lieutenant in
the Navy since 1936.
Lieutenant Stallings has the
Second Nicaraguan Campaign, me
dal. and prior to his transfer to
the U. S. S. Oklahoma he served
on board the U. S. S. Idaho, U. S.
S. Asheville, U. S. S. Barry. U. S.
S. Herbert, U. S. S. Dobbin and
the Navy Yard, Washington, D. C.
MR. E. J. CHEATHAM
Franklinton, X, C.
Captain Joe as he is familiarly
known by his many friends, cele
brated his fiftieth anniversary
with tihe Western Union Tele
graph Company and the Railways
Express as agent- in Franklinton
on Friday, 21st*. He is known as
the most efficient and accommo
dating official in the service and
the latter attainment is his hobby
and has made hosts of friends
for him. He has the distinction
of having taken and handled the
first telegraph sound train order
ever to be used on t-he Seaboard
Railway at the age of 13 and rode
on the Loulsburg train on its first
trip over the Louisburg-Franklin
ton railroad and attended t?he big
barbecue dinner on that occasion.
He came to Louisburg on the elec
tion night in 1888 and received
the election news in the Cleveland
Harrison campaign. The messages
were received ati the office at the
depot and relayed by messenger
to the Court House.
Although this was fifty years
ago Capt. Joe still retains his
youthful ability, his pleasant
smile and cheering words ol
greetings, and has added to it a
rich experience fortified with a
united and unlimited friendship
among his acquaintances. He
should top the list* of "Who is
Who" in Franklin County and is
easily the most popular citizen
In 1917 he was married to Miss
Ella Harris, daughter of the late
Esquire A. J. P. Harris, of near
Youngsville. He had two sons,
Joe Jr., and Pinkney, and one
daughter, Betitie. One son, Joe
! Jr., was fatally injured in an au
tomobile accident in Franklinton
I in 1936.
He is a staunch churchman,
member of the Methodist Church
at Franklinton, and has given a
generous portion of his life, and
his means to his church and es
pecially its 8unday School. He is
I progressive, and Is always Inter
ested in civic Improvements. He
is a Mason, a Shrlner, an Oddfel
low, and a member of the Farm
ers and Business Men's Club, and
is an allround tip top fellow.
JEFFREYS NOT GUILTY
Many Submissions With
Road Sentences and Some
Probations; Judge Harris
Makes Good Headway On
Judge W. G. Harris made good
headway on clearing the criminal
docket of Franklin Superior
Court the last few days of the Oc
tober term of Court, which was in
session last week. Many cases
were disposed of by sentences and
several with probation.
The docket was disposed of as
Dock Tant was given 18 months
for receiving stolen goods.
Nathan George and Charlie
'I George were found guilty of as
jsault with deadly weapon with in
i tent' to kill. Nathan was given 5
years in State prison. Charlie was
given one to five years in -State
prison, suspended under proba
tion upon payment of costs.
Will Tant plead guilty to house
breaking and larceny and given
12 mont>hs on roads, suspended1
on probation upon payment of
R. C. Patton, Jr. plead guilty to
housebreaking and larceny, six
months on roads.
Charles Neal plead guilty to I
larceny and receiving, 12 months
Shugg Bobbitt' plead guilty to
assault with deadly weapon and
given 4 months on roads.
Hezikiah Peace plead guilty to
larceny and receiving and receiv
ed 4 months on roads.
t Benjamin Abernathy plead guil
ty to house-breaking and larceny,
12 months in State prison.
Louis Egerton, manslaughter,
sentence changed to roads for 3
to 5 years.
1 Horace Collins plead guilty to
secret assault .with intent to kill,
5 years on roads.
Clemoth Brantley plead guilty
to second degree burglary and
given one to five years on roads,
Will Tant plead guilty to house
breaking and larceny and given 12
monMis on roads and pay a fine
and costs, suspended on probation.
Leon Williams ple^td guilty to
larceny, received a road sentence,
suspended upon payment of costs
and $10 per month for G. L. Ayes
James Perry pleads guilty to j
assault on a female and f and a, I
30 days on roads.
OUie Jeffreys was found not
guilty of secreat assault, assault
with deadly weapon with intent
Belvin Conye.rs plead guilty to
forcible trespass, given 12 months
James Edward Davis, alias
James Edward Johnson, pleat)
guilty to second degree burglary,
given life term in State prison.
Charlie Williamson plead guil
ty to assault with deadly weapon,
prayer for judgment continued
for two years.
William King plead guilty to
assault with deadly weapon, judg
ment' suspended upon payment of
James Vick plead guilty to lar
ceny, and given 4 months on
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
There will be the celebration
of the Holy Communion at 8:00
A. M. Sunday morning. The
Church School will meet at 9:45
A. M. The Bible Class meets at
the same time. At 11:00 A. M.
there will be the service of Morn
ing Prayer and Sermon. The
Rev. Mr. Wagner, of Warrenton,
will conduct the service and
Friday, Oct. 28th is St. Simon
and St. Luke's day. There will
? be a celebration of the Holy Com
munion and sermon at 10:00 A. M.
On Armistice Day there will be
a Community Service in SO. Paul's
Church at 11:00 o'clock A. M.
HONOR SCHOOL FACULTIES
Mr. and Mrs. Gaither Beam en
tertained the Red Oak Faculty of
j Nash County, of which Miss Ma
mie Davis Beam is a member, and
the Mills High School Faculty at
< a buffet supper at their home on
Sunseti Avenue last Friday even
ing. Supt. and Mrs. L. S. Inscoe,
of Nashville, were also present,
together with several additional
HOSTESS TO CLUB
Mrs. F. W. Wheless, Jr., was,
hostess to the members of the j
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club ati
her apartment Friday.
Mrs. F. N. Egerton, holder of
high score, received dainty hand
The hostess served a salad
course with coffee.
K. A. (JRAI)Y
State Councilor Junior Order
U. A. M.
Bur gin Victory
Unprecedented Action Set
tles Disputed Nomination;
Raleigh, Oct. 26. ? C. B. Deane
of Rickingham, yesterday yielded
to W. O. Burgin, of Lexington, the
Democratic nomination for Con
gressman in the eighth district',
gave Burgin his "best wishes" and
party leaders quickly launched a
campaign to win the general elec
tion just two weeks away.
Dean's withdrawal followed a
unanimous decision by three ref
erees that Burgin was Hie rightful
nominee "as a matter of law."
A consent judgment will be ten
dered to Judge W. C. Harris today
to non-suit Burgin's action in
Wake Superior Court, and the
State Board of Elections will meet
at 11 o'clock to certify Burgin.
Certification will wnite "finale"
to the longest, bitterest election
feud in the annals of North Car
olina primaries. Buffeted between
boards of elections, Superior
Court and the Supreme Court for
three moifths since the July 2 run
off, the case finajly came to rest
Monday with a board of arbitra
tors, three lawyers and non-resi
dents of1 the eighth district.
In an unprecedented action yes
terday, the arbitrators named
Burgin and according to stipula
tions signed by the candidates last
week, their decision is final.
Democratic leaders, harried by
the prospects of a Republican vic
tory for John R. Jones, of North
Wilkesboro in the district, greet
ed the decision with open arms
and announced a ready-made cam
paign for barnstorming the dis
trict in the 13 days that remain
before the November 8 election.
"I accept the referees' decision
and in doing so I express my best
wishes to you," Deane wired Bur
Burgin replied, "I greatly ap
preciate your wire, your fine coop
eration in assisting In bringing
about a Democratic nominee for
our district and most assuredly
your expression of best wishes to
Case "Automatically" Closed
In Wilson. Chairman Lucas of
the State board said the case was
"automatically" closed. "Mr.
Deane and Mr. Burgin agreed be
tween themselves to refer t-helr
contest over the nomination to
referees and to abide by their re
port. Upon Mr. Deane notifying
t>he State Board of Elections of
the withdrawal of his candidacy,
Mr. Burgin will become automati
cally the candidate for Congress."
THE READER'S CLUB
All who are interested in hav
ing access to the new books of
Action, biography, etc., will be
glad to know that a reader's club
is being organized in Louisburg
for the people in the county and
the town. Those who wish to Join
should call at the Franklin Coun
ty Library and Miss Alston or
Miss Turner will be glad to fur
Franklin County Library
NEW CURING METHOD *
Converting sweet potato stor
age houses from stove heat to au
tomatic electric heat* has resulted
in a larger percentage of market
able potatoes, improvement in
quality, and more money for the
farmer. The average percentage of
good potatoes taken from the
electrically heated house was 95.8
per cent as compared with 89.1
per cent for potatoes cured and
stored in the conventional stove
The Pender swine growers
?hipped 170 hogs through their
small co-op association last week
and received $2,447.11 for the lot.
JOHN D. ALSTON
At His Home, Oaklawn,
Near Gupton, Early
Thursday Morning; Fun
eral From Home This
Mr. John D. Alston, one of
Franklin County's most success
ful farmers and merchants, died
at his home, Oaklawn, near Gold
Sand at> 5:30 o'clock yesterday
morning following a severe at
tack of pneumonia, in the 61st j
year of his age. - i
He is survived by his wife, for- j
merly Emily Burt Harrison, two
| children, Mr. Alex B. Alston and J
Miss Helen Alston, who lived with
him. and three sisters. Misses
Lula Alston, Sue Alston and Hod-i
?ie Alston, of Louisburg. He wasj
I a son of General Phil G. Alston
and Bettie Williams Alston. He j
had been in failing health for
I about two years.
Mr. Alston was born and raised
in Franklin County and lived here:
all his life. Through his splen-j
did business ability and geniral
> personality he had succeeded in
business, and in gaining a wide
friendship among his acquaintan
ces. He enjoyed the confidence
and respect of his people having
[served his County as Chairman
of the Board of Commissioners and
his church Sarepta Methodist, at
i Centerville, as Steward, holding
this posit'ion at the time of his
The funeral services will be
j lieid from the home this (Friday)
j afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and in
| terment will be at the family bury
i ing grounds near Centerville.
Deepest sympathy is extended
| the bereaved family.
50 PER CENT
Prague, Oct. 25. ? Czechoslova
kia was reported tonight to have
turned down the latest Hungarian
demands for territory, but without
closing t'he door on further nego
A laconic communique- issued
after a session of the three. govern
ments? the national, autonomous
Slovak and autonomous Ruthen
ian ? said a "basis for further ne
gotiations has been established."
In informed diplomatic circles,
i however, it was understood Czech
oslovakia had decided on at least
three definite points:
1. Rejection of the Hungarian
suggestion for plebiscites in reg
ions of mixed popuiat'ions.
2. Rejection of Hungary's pro
posal to arbitrate the territorial
controversy with Germany, Italy
and Poland as mediators.
3. A Ann decision to hold to the
I terms of the Munich accord, with
jany cession of territory dependent
[ upon the approval of the four
1 powers ? Britain, France, Ger
many, and Italy ? which participa
ted in that conference.
Officially, it was explained that
the text of the Czechoslovak reply
would not be published until it
has been sent to Budapest-. Offic
ial sources said the reply would
be given to Hungarian Mfnister
Czechoslovakia was reported in
official quarters to have agreed to
what amounts to a 50 per cent
concession to Hungary's proposals
of yesterday, and it was said these
concessions were made "upon the
l advice of Berlin."
MILLS P. T. A.
I Mrs. L. B. Wall, of Henderson,
district chairman of the Parent
j Teacher Association, was the
l guest speaker at the October meet
ing of the Mills P. T. A. Thursday
i afternoon. Mrs. Wall discussed
t>he problems confronting the or
ganization, with particular atten
tion to what she termed the
"weak spots." '
A rising vote of bhanks was giv
en Mrs. R. F. Yarborough, Mrs.
C. A. Ragland, Principal, W. C
Strowd and Mrs. E. S. Ford for
their untiring efforts toward the
beautiflcation of the school
Dr. R. F. Yarborough spoke on
health matters, and Mrs. J. F.
Mitchiner discussed school attend
ance and delinquency.
Miss Alberta Davis, the secre
tary, announced that two teachers,
Mrs. A. B. Perry and Mrs. Harrell
J. Lewis Med for the honor of
having largest number of school
parents present. The -picture was
awarded to Mrs. Perry yn a per
A number of county presidents
of P. T. A. associations were wel
comed at this meeting. The presi
dent) of the Mills group invited
guests to attend a tea in the Home
Economics Department after the
business session. Members of Miss
Katherlne Rogers' Economics j
Class served tea aM cake.
The belief that) there is some
thing good In all of us Is not true<
Ask the candidate for public office
If they can see any good in their
E. V. HARRIS
State Secretary Junior Order |
U. A. M.
Listen Louisburg !
Your Interest. Please, In
This Appeal !
You know t<hat the Mills P. T
Association and the Kiwanis Club
Lare sponsoring a project for the
[ improvement of the school ground
with the aid of WPA.
You are familiar with WPA
work, and many of you know the
benefit; the Mills School has de
rived from it ? especially in the
excellent School Cafeteria, the
splendid Library and the WPA
The school ground is showing
1 marked improvement, after three
week's work under WPA.
To continue the present work
? of beautifying the ground and
.constructing a recreation ground,
more money is needed.
Supplies for construction, and
jgas and oil to run the trucks must
be furnished outside of WPA.
l This project is of civic, as well
i as school interest. The town peo
ple express appreciation of the
work being done on the ground.
Without doubt, it is your concern!
[Every public-spirited citizen is in
I terested in the appearance of his
town. Pre-eminently, however, he
[ is interested in the children of his
The project includes both in
terests. The school ground, beau
tified, could add more to the ap
pearance' of the town than any
j other spot in the town.
A school recreation ground
i would be of inestimable benefit to
To carry 011 the project, how
ever, action must 1>e immediate!
WPA can't be dropped today and
picked up tomorrow. It will be in
Supplies must he furnished
promptly, that no delay may oc
Subscriptions would be most''
] appreciated. Confer with any
one of the following committee
members: Supt, W. C. Strowd, Dr.
H. G. Perry, Mr. G. M. Beam.
Mrs. C. A. Ragland, Mrs. E. S.
Ford, Mrs. R. F. Yarborough.
Mrs. R. F. Yarborough,
Ladies Group, WPA Work.
GUERNSEY IS SOLD TO MOSS
Wake Forest, ^k. C. ? A regis
tered Guernsey bull has recently
been sold by S. O. Rich to W. T.
Moss, of Youngsville, N. C. This
animal is Hopeworth Oscar 263
613, according to. the American
Guernsey Cattle Club, Peterbor
ough, N. H.
M. THOMAS LAMM
Supervising; Principal of thf
Bunn School District, who was
elected President) of the Franklin
County Teachers Association in a
recent meeting In Louisburg. Mr.
Lamm has made a most efficient
Principal and under his supervis
ion the school* in his district has
made wonderfal and satisfactory
11 Million Are
Affected By The
Regulations Now In Effect
For All Business In Inter
state Commerce; Broad
est Industrial Legislation
Since NRA; Some Exemp
Washington, Oct. 24. ? Far
reaching federal labor standards
went into effect today, putting a
floor under the wages and a ceil
ing over the hours of an estimat
ed 11,000,000 American working
This regulation of virtually all
persons in interstate commerce
represented the broadesti industr
al legislation since the NRA.
Administrator Elmer Andrews
took time from cleaning up a mul
titude of details to tell a nation
wide radio audience that the new
program was not designed to
"hound business" but should be
come a pillar of sound economic
The major provisions of the
new statute are as follows:
1. A minimum wage of 25 cents
an hour is established. This will
be raised to 30 cents after Octo-?
ber 24, 1939, and to 40 cents af
ter October 24, 1945.
2. The maximum work week is
fixed at 44 hours to be reduced to
42 hours after October 24, 1939,
and to 40 hours after October 24,
1940. Employment above those
levels must be compensated for In
cash at time and a half rates.
3. Employment is prohibited for
children under 16 in a mining or
manufacturing occupation and for
children under 18 in an industry
declared to be hazardous. Limit
ed employment is permitted for
children 14 or 15 in other indus
The act exempt either in whole
| or in part seasonal industries, cer
tain agricultural occupations, pro
fessional men, executives, admin
istrators. learners, handicapped
persons and employes of compan
ies regulated by the interstate
The immediate effect of the law
was to clip a few hours from the
work week of about 1,500,009
men and women and to fatten the
pay envelopes of 750,000. As the
progressively higher levels are
adopted additional thousands will
FESTIVAL AT FRANK
Quito a large [lumber of visi
i tors have been enjoying the big
Kali Festival and Trade Week at
Franklintou. The many amuse- ?
ments have been enjoyed by towns
people as well as visitors and it
i is proving to be one of Franklin
ion's biggest events. This festi
ival wijl continue throughout this
[_week and all are invited to go and
enjoy the fun with t-he rest, and
j if you have been to go again.
The big street dance last night
was a great occasion and enjoyed
' by a large number.
TOBACCO QUOTA FOR
1939 AT 1938 LEVEL
Washington. Oct. 25. ? Tenta
tive agreement upon a 1939 flue
; cured tobacco quota of approxi
mately 750.000.000 pounds, tha
same as this year, with individual
i quotas determined before a refer
endum of growers is held, was Mia
outcome of a two-day conference
between growers and Department
of Agriculture officials which end
The date for the flue-cured to?
bacco referendum was set tenta
tively for December 10, the data
previously arranged tentatively
for the referendum of cotton gro
wers on a compulsory control plan
While the above decisions were
announced as tentative, they, as
well as others arrived at during
the conference, are expected to ba
Both J. B. Huteon, assistant
AAA Administrator, who presided
over the conference, which also In
cluded representatives of all the
principal companies which buy
tobacco and Claude T. Hall, of
Woodsdale, chairman of the Flue
Cured Tobacco Growers' Advisory
Committee, who acted as spokes
man for the ten North Carolina
growers attending the conference,
expressed themselves as highly
pleased by the results of the con
"Frankly, when I came np here.
I was of the opinion that the ref
erendum would be defeated this
year, but I am convinced now that
with the arrangements we hava
worked out. that it will be carried,
although perhaps by a sfaller
margin t-han last year," said Mr,
Hall. ?> WML
Mr. O. M. Beam U? Kiss Ma
mie Davis Beam spent the past
week-end at> Spartanbart, 8. C.
Mr. Beam waa a di!??iits to the
Ktwanis Cwwrttin held there,
and Miss Beam Was guest of col
| lege mates at Converse.