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C. R. SYKES
To Kill V am Dry on Board ol
Town Commlsnionerfi ? To Sell
~ Armory Bonds ? Other Mutters
The Board of Town Connate- j
s loners met in regular session.
Tuesday night with all members
Pr The 'minutes of previous \iieet
ings were rend and approved.
The monthly report's of the
Chief Police. Tax Collection,,
and Town Clerk were read and
aPTheVeBoard received a written
request from Henry Kf
for the construction of a ?
line to serve his propertj on Tai
boro Sweet, between South Main
Street and Keninoor Avenue.
Messrs. J. S. Howell, W
Cooper, and F. H. Allen. Jr.. were (
appointed as a Special Committee
to investigate the location and es
timated cost of a sewer line to
serve residents on Kenmoor Ave
nue extension and Tarboro Street
Mr J S. Howell informed the
Hoard that eleven residents in
Blacktown had informed him thafc
they desired water service. Mo
action was taken on this re<lueBt^
A motion was passed to give
Louisburg College a full page ad
verWsement In the College Annual.
"The Oak ". ..
Mr Barrow reported to tne
Board that an engineer represen
ting the State Highway and Pub
lie WorKs Commission, had made
a survey of the waffle and park
ing problems in Louisburg. on
December 6th. 1938, and that this
engineer would make a repor
his findings to the Board and a i -
so recommend necessary paiking
ordinances to the Board. rll,.ted
Mr. J. S. Howell was inst'riutea ,
to investigate the cost of a lire
man's water proof suit to be used
by Fireman Graham H. Holmes
and to purchase a suit if t-he co
isnot too high. The Board ru ed
that this suit is to remain th .
property of the Town of l-ouis
Resolution was ?d?P,ed Q ^
the Board to issue $18.t>00.u? ,
Municipal Building and Armory
Bonds in serial bonds of ? 500.00
denominations, payable ?enn-an
nually; the first bond of this se
ries to become due in 1941.
Since Mr. W. B. Tucker, who,
was formerly elected t<o fill the ex
isting vacancy on the Board, d
clined to qualify on account ot
bad health. Commissioner W. B
Barrow moved to declare the of
fice vacant. Mr. J , S. JJo we" se
onded Mr. Barrows motion, ana |
it, was carried unanimously.
The Mayor declared nomina
tions open for a Commissioner to ;
fill the existing vacancy on the
Mr W. B. Barrow nominated
Mr C R. Sykes tor the office of
Town Commissioner, and this
nomination was seconded b> . Y
The Mayor asked for further
nominaMons and none were re
ceived. A motion prevailed to
close nominations, and this mo
tion was carried.
Upon a vote, Mr. Cecil R. S>kes
was unanimously elected to tne
office of Town Commissioner.
The Board approved a number
of invoices for payment fend ad
journment' was taken.
TO SPEAK OVER STATION
Rev. L. F. Kent, Rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church. will
speak to the members of the Cur
rent Topic Club in Rocky Mount,
Monday. December 12th. at 6:46
This program to be broadcast
over station WEED.
> i YOUNG MARRIED MEN OF
The pastor is very .desirous to
meet alt the young (lniprrfed men
and young men that ought to be
married men on Supday morning
at) the Sunday School hour, 9:45
?"' A. M. The purpose of the meet
ing Is to discuss their Sunday
Dr. A, Paul Bagby. Pastor
Loulsburg Baptist Church.
PROGRAM AT THE
The following is the program
beginning Friday, Dec. 9th:
Last, Times Today (Friday) ?
Ronald Colman in "If I Were
Saturday ? Double Feature ?
Gene Autry in "Rhythm of The
Saddle" and Frank Albertson in
"Fugitives For a Night." Also
Chapter 9 "Dick Tracy Returns."
Sunday-Monday ? Joan Craw
ford, Margaret Sullavan, Mel vyn
Douglass, Robert Young and Fay
Bainter in "The Shining Hour."
Tuesday ? Kay Frances and Iar,
Hunter In "Comet Ovpr Broad
way." On Stage ? "Seabee" Hay
worth and his vaudeville company.
' Wednesday? Ann Shirley, Nan
Grey and Ralph Bellamy in "Girls
Thursday-Friday ? Tyrone Pow
er, I/O ret!* Young and Anuabella
"? In "Suet." -
VISITS N. C.
? ? ? ; I
Detrains at Salifolil Drives To
Chapel Hill, Speaks 'l'? Big
Audience, I-! nt rii ins hi Dtii'hiiin
Chapel Hill. Dec. 5. ? President' 1 1
Roosevelt asserted here today that ]
the survival of world democracy ji
depends 011 the maintenance of lib- I
eral democratic methods suited to I
the changing social and economic
needs of the United States, leader ; I
External policies, he said, are 1 1
being exerted for peace and self- j
preservation of democracy ; but' he 1 !
emphasized the necessity of con
tinued liberal thought at home. |i
"Because we live ill ail era of
acceleration, we can 110 longer
trust- to the evolution of future de
cades to meet these new pro
blems," he said. "They rise before;
us todtky and they must be met
The President' pinned his faith 1
011 "liberalism" and the youth of'
the nation whom he described as
conforming to the philosophy of ;
the late Justice Beujaiuiu Cardozo
of t?he Supreme Court, whom he j
quoted for his theme:
"We live in a world of change.
. .- . So long as it is inconstant . . j
. there can be no constancy in
The New Deal Chieftain address
ed the Carolina Political Union,
nonpartisan student forum, in
Woollen Gymnasium, where the;
crowd assembled after rain made
Kenan Stadium impossible. The,
crowd was estimated at 17,500.
including those gathered in Mem
orial Auditorium. Hill Music Hall
and Graham Memorial to listen to
Klrst Since Klrrl inn
111 his first speech since the No- j
vember 8 election, the President I
asserted that liberalism survived \
the election and is "going; places" I
ill a land where "birth, wealth and|
political position" are no longer
the sole, right to rule.
Mr. Roosevelt- had been expect- 1
ed to deal with foreign affairs and'
possibly with persecution of min
orities by dictators, but he limited
his observations to reiteration 'of
democratic principals that served!
as a contrast to dictatorships.
Over an international radio
hookup, he said. "There may be I
those ifl the world who believe
that a regimented people, whose |
very i-hought and action is directed;
by one man. may give some people
a type of security which is pleas-]
ing to them.
"But whatevffr convictions 1 1
have, none is stronger than my ,
I abiding belief that the security j
! and well-being at the American ]
| people can be best served by the I
I democratic processes which have
iipade this jioimtry strong and
i The President referred to Wood
I row Wilsori And Grover Cleveland
and quoted from Theodore Roose
velt, 'Who he said fought for "social
[and political decency."
He praised the University of
North Carolina for "liberal teach
ing" and paid tribute to the young
! er generation for ohe part it plays
! in liberal thought.
isARAH SUMNER HICKS
WEDS GEORGE WOMB I. E
The marriage of Miss Sarah j
I Sumner Hicks, of Louisburg, to J
j George Irvin Womble, of Rocky i
A'ouut. was salcmnized Saturday
| morning, December 3, at IX o'clock
in the Methodist parsonage in Hen
derson with the Rev. R. E. Brown
The bride is th2 dahghtor of Mr.
jiind y.ri. ? red W. Hicks, of Louis
I I urg, and Mr. Womble is the son j
jof Mr. and Mrs. George P. Wom-i
Me, of Rocky Mount.
j Mrs. Womble is one of Louis-1
burg's most popular ant! attractive
. young ladies and holds a responsi
ble position With the Louisburg i
1'rodiictfon Credit ? Association.
The groom fsa popular and ef
ficient young traveling man. repre
senting a Charlotte wholesale Arm.
They will make their home in
louisburg upon their return from
t'v*tr bridal trip, and. occupy the
Hick? residence on Sim Street.
T.AYIiOK W. BOOXK
The old Board of County Com
missioners met on Monday to coin- .
plete its unfinished busiiuss he-'
[ore adjourning sine die nil ineiu- .
Ijers were present and transacted
business as follows:
Reports were received and filed '
troin the following officers: Supt. j
E. R. Richardson, County Home;
Dr. R. F. Yarborough. Health Of
ficer; Mrs. j. F. Mitchlner, Wel
fare Officer; Miss I-illie Mae |
Braxton. Home Ageut; K. L. -Nor
ton. Farm Agent.
In compliance with an order of '
the Judge of the Superior Court,
an order prevailed ordering all
undistributed Courts costs since
1934 be ttirned over to t'he Conn- j
ty general fund.
G. E. ' Hayes, of Hayesvllle I
township, was exempted for poll I
tax because of affliction.
? . ? . Cbuuiblee, of Dunns r
township, a disabled World War
veteran, was exempted front poll
An order segregating certain
lands was made.
An informal resolution ex
pressing the appreciation of the
Board for the unselfish and un
tiring efforts of Mr. P. S. Foster,
t'he retiring member, during his
past term, was passed.
After allowing a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned sine
Ml SIC TKACHKKS TO MKKT
A District) meeting of Music |
teachers has been called to be :
held. at Louisburg College on Sat
urday, Dec. 10th. 1938 beginning ]
at It) o'clock in the morning. All '
music teaching in public and pri
vate schools inl^ any ot-hers inter
ested in public school music are
invited to atteud. The object of
the meeting is to devise some
met-hod of improving public
school music. Tlierfe will be sev- j
eral Speakers from a distance j
present, according to announce- i
The ministry of Dr. A. Paul
Bagby began on Sunday morning
as he brought his first message as
pastor. He spoke on "The Rela
tionship Bet'Ween the Kingdom of
God and the Church of Jesus
Christ." He submitted that the
Kingdom of God and t-he Church
of Jesus Christ are not one and
the same thing. The Kingdom of
God is eternal, it is the reign of i
God in life 'of. individual. commun-|
ity and world. The Church of I
Jesus Christ' is local, and temporal. 1
In determining the relationship 1
he declared, ''The Church is -the
visible representee of the King-'
dom of God on earth! The best
church is tihe cliu?ch that repre
sents the Kingdom of God reali
At the evening worship hour
the other church groups of Louis*
burg worshiped with 'the Baptist
congregation. Words of greeting i
were spoken by Dr. D. E. Earn- 1
hardt. Rev. J. G. Phillips, and Rev. I
L. F. Kent. The pastor spoke on
"The Cry of the World."
Sunday School at 9:45 A. M.
BapMst Training Union at 6:15
P. M. Morning worship at 11:00 I
A. M. The subject will be "The
Meaning of the Cross for Jesus".
Every member is requested to
come prayfully prepared to make
their pledge for the coming year
at> the morning hour. Sunday eve
ning is Student Night. Several of
the students will be used in the
services of B. T. U. Assembly and
in Evening worship. Dr. Bagby will I
speak to t-he Young People on
"The Price We Pay." All members
of the church are urged and ex
pected to be present at this serv
ice for students before they go
home for Christmas holidays.
Medical research has greatly re
duced cases of diphtheria In child
ren, and also in cats, which are
?ery'^tisceptlVl* to thts^lsease.
TED sCH AIRMAN
vvkNt amministkus oaths
thai-le* !'. GreVn He-elected JTRun-'
ty Attorney N^tml Croscoutiiig
Attorney?/. (\ Wlicelrr, With;
Other Constables Sworn In ? ? ,
Kemp I*. Ya Thorough Kli'cU^l
Messrs. T. W. Boone. 'J. M.i
Stallings, S. E. Winston. J. Z. Ter
?ell and H. T. Bartholomew, com
)osing\he new Board of Commis
sioners met promptly at 12 o'clock:
or the purpose of oraguiziug anflj
aking over t'he responsibility of;
?he County government.
After the oalh of office- had;
>een administered by VY. V. A vent.
Jlerk of Superior Court, J. M.
Stallings wan selected as tempo
rary Chairman. Upon call for
lominations for permanent' Chair
nan, Taylor W, Boone, forur;r!
'hairman, was unanimously elec-j
(The following committee ap-j
lointments were made:
J. Z. Terrell, Welfare Depart- j
nent and poor relief.
S. E. Winston. County Home. _|
J. M. SCallings, finance.
H. T. Bartholomew. Court
louse and grounds. Jail. Health!
Department, Agricultural Build
E. F. Griffin. Chas. P. Green j
i a d H. C. Kearney were placed |
11 nomination for County lAttor
ley and Prosecuting Attorney.
L'pon ballot Green received 4
,'otes and Kearney 1. Green, was
:herefore declared elected.
Bartholomew offered a' motion
to separate the offices ot' County
ktitorney and Prosecuting Attor-J
ney. No action was taken upon
Kemp Yarborough was unani
mously elected Vice-Recorder. |
In addition to the above offi
cers, W. V. Aveirt, Clerk of Court, |
administered the oath of office to
the following officers who had.
presented acceptable bonds:
John P, Moore, Sheriff.
G. S. Gilliam, Gold Mine.
K. E. Joyner, Sandy Creek.
J. Ed Hight. Prankiinton.
Fred E. Frazier, Louisburg.
Clinton Swanson. Cedar Rock.
John B. Young. Youugsville.
C. O. Renn, Hayesville.
C. E. Moore, Cypress Creek.
Z. C. Wheeler, Harris.
R. M. Minor was re-appointed
as jailor and janitor.
Bartholomew moved, and was
passed, that' no prisoner lie dis
missed from jail except by the
Sheriff or jailor, and that the
Sheriff be instructed not to send
t'he jail jceys to the jail by any one.
There are still 132,000 one
rqom school houses in the United
DID YOU MISS YOUR
FRANKLIN TIMES FRIDAY?
Then look at the label on your paper and if you
are in arrears send us a check. Our Linotype broke
down this week to the tune of around Two Hundred
. Dollars, and a lot of lost time to us as well as in-'
convenience to you. We need your renewal to meet
this bilL We have co-operated with you an k.jyf
are now asking a return of the favor.? ?fif70R.
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OUR FELLOW DRIVERS
"IU b? fini?(t?d in * jiffy ? Of know *? r???on wfcy."'.
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T. K. STfM'K \KI>
T. K. STOCK ARD
I.OIISIURU CHAMBKK OK
\V. (i. Lancaster. Vice President;
M. C. Murphy. H. C. Taylor. Jr.,
V. E. Owens, Wilbur Ruynor. |
W. F. Slieltou, tieorRe Selby
And P. I*. (Jrwn, Director* ?
Louisburg Chamber of Com
merce held it? annual meeting in
the Court House on Monday night j
and after hearing several splen-:
did reports from the Secretary'
and others, entered into the elec
tion of officers for another year,
which resulted as follows:
President ? T. K. Stockard.
Vice President? \\\ (1. Lancas-I
Directors ? M. C. Murphy. H. 1
C Taylor. Jr.. V. E. Owens. W11-.
bur Raynor. W. P. Shelton. George
Selby and C. P. Green.
The rules and by-laws were
adopted after an amendment was
agreed to, and W. L. Lumpkin
brought up the matter of moving
the road Camp A resoluUon op
posing this move was adopted and
the proper officers directed to,
take the matter up wiMt the State,
The Secretary's report showed
quite an active fall and the pro- J
motion of many activities to help'
the town in very many ways.
The Chamber is now composed
i of eighty members and a drive:
for enough to round out a full
hundred is being contemplated
for the near future.
The new officers are taking up
quite a live and active pace sei
by the old (filacers and will no!
doubl prove efucient and success
["HltlSTMAS im.w at mktho
1?IST CHUN H
On next Sunday night at- 7
a (Christmas play will he present
ed at the Methodist Church, the
play being given as a reading by
Miss Evelyn Earnhardt, of I.ouis
burg College. The one acti play
is entitled "Dust of the Koad," by
Kenneth Sawyer Goodman. Miss
Earnhardt gave this dramatic
reading on the l.ouisburg College
program at Elizabeth City before!
the Annual Conference. She thril
led a great audience with the mes- j
sage of the play and secured their
admiration in her ability to give
the tone of voice and expression 1
which seemed exactly appropriate;
for each of the several characters!
in the play.
All are cordially invited to at- !
tend. Special music will be giv- i
en of an appropriate nature. This I
program has been planned in j
keeping with the custom of giv- 1
ing a Christmas program the last j
Sunday night' before the college
On Sunday moring at 11:00 ,
Mr. Phillips will preach on. "The
Wedding Garment." Sunday '
School is at 9:45 and Epworth !
League at 6:30.
POST OFFICE TO REMAIN' OPEN
f'ostmaster T. M. Harris informs !
the TIMES that. - th? . local United |
States Post Office will bo kept' open
mi Saturday afternoons, the 17th. j
24th and 31, for accommodation!
of the people, espec ially from the i
country in mailin? and receiving |
.WILLS P. v.
The Mills P T. A. will meet
Thursday, Dec. IS in the Mills au
ditorium at ":X0. X special
Christmas jirogram will lie Riven
b> the- children. It will sponsor a
White Christmas for the County
Welfare department. Mrs. Mitchi
t'er will appreciate anything in the
l;ni. of food, used toys and cloth
ing. All donations to be wrapped
in white. The public is cordially
ROLL CALL A HCCCESS
Miss Susie Meadows. Chairman i
or the Ked Cross Chapter of Frank- 1
lm County, reports pleasing re
si Its lit, the recent Roll Call drive
*nffctf w^s in charge of Mrs. W. D.
Igert'm, Chairman. She reports
188 members and a generous res
ponse on the part of the public, i
Miss Meadows informs the TIMES
Mir.t any who failed to enlist dtfr
.iig the drive and wishes to do so
may *end in their dollar now and
SHOOTS AT OFFICERS
During a raid on a blockade still
?:tc in Cypress Creek township
Monday. Enforcement Officers
Pave Huff and Joe Joyner were
nhot at by some onlookers. The
officc'rs who captured two shot
guns, are not sure their assailants
intended shooting them but said the
shot came awfully close, taking ef
fect in' tttaes right at them and
thfj- could hear t^e shot and bul
lets singing as they passed. On
this raid they destroyed about six
hundred gallons of mash and des
troyed seveal containers. The still
had not been set up.
On Tuesday night they report
breaking up a distilling game near
the Dyke and getting two men to
hold on suspicions
The town officials and mer-i
chants have filled the business por
tion of town with nice Christmas
decorations. The merchants hav?
been lavish in their display of
C'uristmas goods and decorations
a>id the town has strung colored
lights all about the streets with a .
large well lighted Star erected
over the Opera House extending a
"Merry Xmas" to all
' The spirit is here and th? actual :
heU4?y season is close on the way
so do your shipping early.
fOR WIR3T CLAiW PRINTING
\ ' i
franklin County Bur. Through
Kemp P. Yarborough, Pays Nice
Tribute to Retiring Judge J. K.
Malone ? I)K|K?i'H of I.arge
Quite an interesting ceremony
took place- last Tuesday morning
when Retiring Judge James E.
Malone of the Franklin County
Recorder's Court handed over the
Savel to his successor, the newly
sleeted Judge, Hamilton H. Hob
After a few remarks by Judge
Malone, in whi<:h he expressed his
appreciation for the cooperation
which he had always received
from the Bar and the people of
the County, and before he relin
quished t-he gavel to Judge Hob
good, ,Kemp P. Yarborough pre
sented to the retiring Judge, on
behalf of the members of the Bar
of Franklin County, a desk set, as
a token of the appreciation by the
Franklin County Bar of his eight
years of distinguished service as
Judge of the Recorder's Court of
"To the new holder of this of
fice," Mr. Yarborough said, "the
people and the Bar of Franklin
County wish all good success and
every good fortune; from him we
have every hope, aud from his
character aud ability we have
every promise, of a wise, just, and
faithful discharge of the duties of
his position, creditable to himself
and bejneficient to our county. But
it would nob be fitting if we were
to let this occasion pass without
a backward glance at. aud a word
of appreciation for, the services of
the one who Is now voluntarily
relinquishing the prerogatives and
duties of this office, after eight
years of service therein. Espec
ially does it seem fitting that we
do this when we consider the
quality of those services, and the
respect and affection which his
personality, and the able and wor
thy manner in which he has dis
charged his duties, have secured
for him among the people of our
"The record of those eight
years." Mr. Yarborough declared,
"is one of which he inay well be
proud. He has shown, himself in
every way worthy of the trust* re
posed in him; fair-minded, reas
onable. conscientious, considerate
alike of the prisoners before him
and of the welfare and protection
of the community, and absolutely
disinterested, he has proven a
judge eminently satisfactory to
his fellow-citizens, and justly de
serving of the highest- praise.
"In all the cases brought before
liini. anxious at all times to get
at the real facts of t?he case, de- ,
sirous of affording to each side a
full and fair opportunity for the
presentation of its arguments and
contentions, and, when it was his
duty to punish, eager to arriji at
a just' and reasonable - sentence,
consistent, so far as was possible,
with the real nature of the of
fense. the character and welfare
of the prisoner, and welfare of the
ot'her parties involved, and. above
all. the interest a,nd safety of the
"Toward the members of the
Bar Judge Malone has been invar
iably courteous, patient, and con
siderate. Toward parties and wit
nesses he has always manifested
the same consideration and fair
ness. In arriving at his decisions,
whether of law or of fact, he has
never been h?sty or precipitate,
has never failed to allow td all
persons interested, whether a?
prisoner, party, witness, or attor
ney, the fullest opportunity to be
"I am speaking." Mr. Yarbor
ough said, "on behalf of the mem
bers of the Franklin County Bar.
But, although I have received no
authority from them. I ohink that
in all that I-haVe said I may just
ly claim to be apeaking for the
people of Franklin County as well.
Seldom, I thinks in t<he annals of
this county or any, ether county, t.
has there been au instance of a
public official- who has won for
himself such unlversftMiking. res
pect, and esteem as that) which
Judge Malone so deservedly holds
today, after eight years of service
as Judge of the Recorder's Court
of Franklin County. His record. I
have said, is one of which he may
weji be proud; certainly 10 la one
of which Franklin County is
proud, and his ability, his fair
ness. and his high excellence as a.
Judge are not likely to be soon
Judge Malone accepted the gift
wit* a, few words of appreciation,
stating that he had at all times
during the period of his service
striven to perform his duties fair
ly and impartially, and expressing
his thanks to the members of the
Bar. not only for the token of
their esteem and rejjard. hot also
for i<he help alid jntattJly touting
which. h<> dec'nr.-d. Int ihad alway*
received from then , hi*
tenurfc of office. ; H* rmArked
that, although. k* felt, Uiat he had
made some mtatalws' ia itfa decis
ions. as every ..Judge mast make
some miatfakw*.- y?t he hoped and
(.Continued oa paga font)