JOIN THE PAY-ROLL
* SAVINGS PLAN *
BONDS . STAMPS
91.50 per year In Advance
LOUI8BURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, .ll'NK 11, 1943
TO SELL OLD COPPER
TO W P B v
To Advertise Land For Sale
For Taxes In July; Pass
es Resolution Adjusting
Pattie Coppedge Land
The Board of County Commis
sioners met in regular session1 on
Monday June 7th, 1943 at 10:00
A. M., with all members present.
The minutes for the April meet
ing were read and approved and
reports were received from the
following officers and ordered
Dr. S. P. Burt, Health Officer,
W; C. Boyce, Farm Agent, H. H.
Price, Negro Farm Agent, Mrs.
J. F. Mitchiner, Welfare Officer,
Miss Lillie Mae Braxton, Home
Agent. Sept. E. R. Richardson,
County Home. ,
Mr. Jack Wester came before ^
the board stating that Mr. Peter
Griffins health was very bad and t
asked that he be allowed four j
dollars a month instead of three ]
dollars a mouth, Mr-. Griffin be- j
ing on out side pauper list. The ,
matter was referred to Mrs. J.
F. Mitchiner, Supt. Welfare. Mr.
Jack Wester asked that Mr. Grif- (
fin be paid at the end of each ,
month instead of once each 3 (
Mr. A. F. Johnson, Chair- ,
man Ration Board appeared be- ]
fore the board In regards to Gaso- (
line for the Negro Extension i
Supt. Jefferies, of the Negro ?
extension Service appeared before j
the board and asked that H. H ,
Price, Negro Farm agent be
given another year employment ]
in Franklin County. Supt. Jef- ,
feries gave a summary, of the i
work that the negroes were do- |
ing in this county and were badly j
in need of a farm agent at this ;
time. A large number of Frank- '
lin County negroes were also ]
present for the meeting and they
told of many ways that they had ,
been benefitted by the Negro ,
Farm agent, and asked that the ,
County employ said agent for a .
term of one year. H. H. Price, ?
Negro Farm Agent gave a sum- j
mary of the projects that he was
working on in the County of i
Franklin at the present time. He |
stated that he had 12 Clubs with ,
27 members each and some adult ?,
classes. After some discussion the |
following motion was made by ]
Com. T. S. Dean: That the Coun- |
ty of Franklin give the sum of ?
three hundred dollars to the neg
ro extension service with the ?
understanding that they were not <
to ask for any thing else during
the one year employment. The> i
above was second by Com. Pearce
and voted yes by Com. Bartholo- ,
mew, Corns. J. 2. Terrell, and
Percy W. Joyner voted no to the
Motion Jjy Pearce and Second
by Bartholomew that the Negro
County agent may use two rooms
in the basement of A. B. C. Store
building until the rooms are
needed by the county. The build
ing is owned by the County of
Franklin. It is further understood
that the County Is not to pay
for any water or lights used by
the agent. Joyner and Terrell
Mr. Matthews, County Attor
ney read a letter from the war
department asking that the coun
ty sell all Copper parts from
whiskey stills to the W. P. B. The
Board requested that the County
accountant sell copper to a dealer
.with the understanding that the
W. P. B. is to receive said copper.
Motion by Commissioner Dean,
seconded by Commissioner Pearce
and carried, that advertisement of
tax1 liens on real estate for 1942
be begun In The Franklin Tlmel
in the issue dated July 9, and that
sale be had on August 2.
A resolution was duly passed
to correct the defect In the sale .
of the Pattie Coppedge land to
the estate of J. D. Alston.
A number of accounts were al- j
The Board adjourned this reg- J
ular meeting until 10 o'clock on
21 June 1943*
ATTENTION, ALL YOU
WOMEN ! ?
Mrs. Smlthwick announces
that there are 15 to 20 gar
ments to be finished and much
kftitting needed to be done.
She also desires that all gar
ments, which have been com
pleted, should be returned to
her at the very earliest oppor
tunity* There is no more def
inite sign of loyalty that can
be evinced than that which the
Sewing Project of the Red
Cross offers. Surely, the wo
men of Louisbt^rg and Frank
lin County will not be found
wanting. Contact Mrs. Smith
wick at her residence.
A PAUL BAGBY, Chm'n.
Louisburg Bed, Cross.
Beam Will Head
GAITHER M. I1KAM
Lion G. M. Beam, local attorney
was elected president of the
Louisburg Lions Club for the
1943-44 year at a meeting of
;he Club Tuesday night at Mrs.
Beasley's Dining Room. Lion
Beam will succeed Lion I. D.
Hoon as president of the Club
ind will assume his new duties
luly 1, 1943.
The other officers of the Club
tor the coming year elected at
he same meeting are as follows:
3. R. Sykes, First Vice-President;
W. B. Tucker, Second Vice-Presi-|
lent; N. F. Freeman, Third Vice
President; W. O. Lambeth, Secre
ary and Treasurer; Alex T.
A'ood, Lion Tamer; Edgar Fuller,
rail Twister; G. M. Beam. I. D.
Moon. P: H. Massey. W. J. Shear
n, and Dr. R. L. Eagles, Direc
Lion Alex Wood reported that
ie had conferred with Mrs. Mitch
ner, County Superintendent of
R'elfare concerning persons in
:he County in need of glasses and
financially unable to buy them
ind that one such case had been
located. The Club voted to pay
Eor the glasses in this case.
Hon Numa Freeman reported
that progress was being made on
plans for the establishment of a
playground for small children
and that something definite
would be worked out in the near
Two ngw members were added
to the Club in May and the pros
pects for a very successful year
under the guidance of Lion Beam
ire excellent. Lionism has a place
In every community and the
principles for which it stands can
be an asset to any community,
rhe activities of every Lions Club
ire grouped under eight headings
which are: Boys and Girls,
Citizenship and Patriotism, Civic
Improvements, Community Bet
terments, Education. Health and
Welfare, Safety, and Sight Con
servation and Blind.
Talking about hot weather,
what did you think of Satur
Ltouisburg experienced the
hottest day Saturday that lius
visited here in many years this
early in the season, says Mr.
R. A. Bobbitt, U. S. Weather
man, who said the government
thermometer registered 105.
The* past week was a record
week making an average of
above 00. Monday the temper
ature was 03, Tuesday 04,
Wednesday 100, Thursday 102,
Friday 104, Saturday 10S, and
During this period no rain
fell to take care of crops, gar
dens or individual feelings.
The Agricultural Economics
Department of the -North Caro
lina Experiment , Station reports
that thr.ee, out of every ten farms
have a, labor .shortage.
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* WAR RATION BOOK NO. 8 ?
' All persons who have failed *
k to fill out, sign and send in *
1 their applications for War *
* Ration Book No. 8 may re- ?
* ceive assistance and help by *
* applying at the Armory in *
1 Louisbiirg on next Saturday *
' afternoon, June 112, 1048, be- *
* tween the hours of 2:00 *
* o'clock and <5:00 o'clock. *
* These applications . should *
* have been sent in on or be- *
' fore June 10th, but in some *
* pases people have not been *
* able to obtain the proper ap- *
* plication blanks, or have not *
* known how to All out the *
* blanks correctly, and the *
* above arrangements have *
* been made to help such peo- *
* pie. ?
* If yon know of anybody *
* who has not filed his appll- *
* cation, be sore to tell them *
* where he can obtain a blank *
* and have it filled out. *
i ??*??? ?**?
To Appeal For Anti-Strike
Legislation From Senator
Bailey and Congressman
Cooley; Reynolds Has
Not As Yet Replied; Na
tional Commander Con
gratulates Post For It 'a
On Wednesday, June 2nd, the
Jambes Post of the American
Legion dispatched appeals to
Senators Bailey and Reynolds
and Congressman Cooley, for
their support of drastic anti
strike legislation. On the fol
lowing Friday morning answers
were received from Senator Hai
ley, and Congressman Cooley.
As yet, Senator Reynolds has not
had 'time to reply. ; Probably
has not heard of the strikes.
The Post highly appreciates the
prompt replies of both Mr. Bailey
and Mr. Cooley. We are proud
of their stand in this vital mat
ter, and we admire their courage.
Congressman Cooley states that
the Labor situation is certainly
deplorable and most unfortunate.
He reminds us that he support
ed the Smith Bill (aimed to avert
the present disgraceful labor sit
uation) which passed the House
in December, before the Pearl
Harbor tragedy. He agrees that
the present situation requires
drastic action on the part of
Congress and that the govern
ment must have a showdown
with John L. Lewis, Mr. Cooley
assures us that this important
matter will receive his most care
ful and concientious considera
Senator Bailey denounces John
L. Lewis and his strikers in no
uncertain terms. He takes an
admirable bold and courageous
stand; the kind of stand that
wins the admiration of every
patriotic American. He rightly
asserts that our Government is
bigger than John L. Lewis and
his strikers, and that it must act
to prevent the destruction of our
war effort. He informs us that
we should await the decision of
our President in the present
crisis, as he has constantly ex
pressed the wish that the matter
should be left to him. He states
that our President has abundant
power and that if he needs any
further power he will be prompt
ly granted it by Congress.
SHOULD HE FAIL IN THIS
MATTER CONGRESS WILL ACT.
Senator Bailey's and Congressman
Cooley's letters restore our con
fidence in Congress, which was
becoming a bit shaky. We are
proud of the fact that our Dis
trict has men of courage repre
senting us In Congress. It must
be remembered that Reynold's is
NOT from our District.
We are reprinting a letter
from our National Commander,
Roane Waring, which will let
every patriotic American know
where our American Legion
stands. If every citizen would
write to our Congressmen, we
feel certain that we could save
our Nation from thA ignominous,
cowardly blows, that are being
struck at us by that despicable
labor leader, John L. Lewis and
his dastardly followers.
T. K. Stockard, Adjutant,
Jambes Post No. 105,
Following Is the letter receiv
ed from Commander Roane War
June 4, 1943.
T. K. Stockard, Adjutant
Jambes Post No. 105
The American Legion
Louisburg, North Carolina
Dear Comrade Stockard:
I am very glad to have the op
portunity to read the letter your
Post addressed to your members
Ypur opinions coincide exactly
with the position of the National
Organization t^id I am glad to
see your Post taking this, victor
Enclosed is copy of resolution
adopted by the May 6-7, 1943,
meeting of the National Executive
I am forwarding our exchange
of letters to our National Legis
lative Director at Washington for
his Information and use.
(Resolution adopted by the
National Executive Committee of
The American Legion, at its May
1943, meeting, Indianapolis, In
i- "BE IT RESOLVED, That we
the National Executive Commit
tee of The American Legion in
meeting regularly assembled in
Indianapolis, May 6, 1943, do un
qualifiedly condemn the action
of any individual or group of in
dividuals, in the ranks of labor
or management, who defy the
government of the United States
or who by their actions appear
in any dispute to consider them
selves above or even equal tu
LOUISBURG MAN GETS
FORT SILL TRANSFER
(MPT. K. IH'M.ICK
Camp Butner. June 8. ? Capt.
Elmore C. Bulluck. S-:> (plans
and training) officer of the !)03rd
Field Artillery, 78 th Lightning
Division, has been transferred to
the staff and faculty of the Field
Artillery School at Fort Sill.
Okla., it has been announced lit
Captain Bulluck, a L6uisburg,
N. C.. attorney before entering
active service in September, 1940.
attended the Battery Officers
^chool and the Battalion S-3
school. He and his wife, the
former Rheba Gambill, lived in
the Government of the United
States. We consider any such
willful defiance in time of war as
treasonable and do hereby call on
the Congress of the United States
to take positive, immediate and
forthright action to deal there
Thomas A. Person
Succumbs at 69
Prominent Greenville To
bacconist Founded Firm
Before Retiring in 1921
Greenville, June 9. ? Thomas
A. Person. 69, retired tobacconist
and founder of the Person and
Garrett TobaCco Company here,
died after a heart attack at his
home here early Wednesday. <
Funeral services will be held
at Jarvis Memorial Methodist
Church Thursday morning at 1 1.
The Rev. George W. Perry, pas
tor, and the Rev. Walter Patten,
president of Louisburg College,
will officiate. Burial will be in
Greenwood cemetery. Members
of the board o f> stewards of Jar
vis Memorial Methodist Church
and the Greenville Tobacco Board
of Trade will be honorary pall
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Annie Mason Person, of Ports
mouth, Va.; three brothers, A.
W. Person, of Louisburg, J. M.
Person, of Enfield, and E. G.
Person, of Macon. Ga.; three sis
ters. Mrs. W. J. Nicholson, of
Kinston, and Mrs. P. H. Man
gum and Abiah Person, of Wake
Mr. Person was a native of
Northampton County. He was
reared in Franklin County. He
attended school in- Louisburg and
married in 1898. Coming to
Greenville in 1906 and organiz
ing the T. A. Person Tobacco
Company, a subsidiary of the J.
P. Taylor Tobacco Company. He
continued this connection until
1915, when the Person-Garrett
Tobacco Company was organized
in Greenville with him as presi
dent. Mr. Person retired in
1921. Since then he looked af
ter his private interests and took
an active part in church work as
a steward in the Methodist
Church. He was a member of
the Greenville Masonic Lodge and
a Trustee of Louisburg College.
Because of the additional use
of gasoline, the Office of Price
Administration frowns on
North. Carolina farmers who
have been using automobiles to
transport tobacco to out-of
"Since there is no advantage
in this long-distance hauling,
other than getting money ear
lier," OPA said, "we are rec
ommending to our local war
price and rationing hoards that
tobacco hauling lie limited to
the closest available market,"
Some North Carolina farmers
regularly move their tobacco to
South Carolina and Georgia be
cause those markets open ear
lier than markets In North Car
olina, thereby enabling farmers
to get the caah from their crops
quicker than If they waited for
the North Carolina markets to
?Pe?- " -*.1
Rev. H. K. King, of Hen
derson, To Assist Pastor
I The annual revival at Frank
li 11 toil Methodist Church will be
, sin on Sunday. June 13, and con
tinue through June 20. Services
I will be held each night at 8:00
! o'clock. The visiting minister
j will be Kev. H. K. King, pastor
of First Methodist Church in
Henderson. Mr. King is a very
earnest preacher who has been
successful both as a missionary
and a pastor at home. We feel
sure that he Uill bring very in-l
spiring and helpful sermons. Not
! only do we invite all Methodists
but we most cordially invite all
I our citizens who are interested
in religion and a better commu
nity to attend. We earnestly so
licit your presence and your
prayers in order that we may
have a successful revival.
Plans are under way foj hold
ing a Daily Vacation Bible School
in the Methodist Church from
June 21-July 2. The hours will
be 9-11 A. M. Ages invited are
4-14. Children from all Sunday
Schools are invited and expected.
Also we want those who do not
attend any Sunday School. If
you would like to be a worker in
this school, see Mr. Mercer.
Annapolis, Md., June 9. ? One
of the mightiest United States|
fleets ever assembled is preparing
for new action in the South Paci
fic, Secretary of the Navy Frank
Knox reve&led today.
He made the significant dis
closure in a surprise and liberal
departure from his prepared, com
mencement address before the
largest class ever to graduate
from the Naval Academy ? 765
the eight world battle fronts now
engaging the United Slates and
her allies he said:
"And then there's the South
j Pacific front where one of the
strongest American fleets ever
assembled keeps watch and pre
I pares for fresh activity."
i He did not elaborate, but the
[disclosure was considered highly
significant in that it followed by
i less., than a fortnight Roosevelt
Churchill strategy decisions bint
\ lug momentous action in the
j Pacific and by one week a West
' Coast conference between Admir
j al Ernest J. King, commander-in
Chief of the United States fleet,
I and Pacific Fleet Commander
1 Chester W. Nimitz who said they
j plotted "more trouble for the Japs
in the near future."
Turning to the battle of the !
I Atlantic, he said the Allies "are '
j making gratifying progress" but 1
warned that though each day
I "sees new victories won, that vit
al sea contest is by no means
Londoi}, Thursday, June 10. ?
Striking at six key German air- '
dromes on the eastern front Tues- 1
day night, in its campaign to '
break up preparations for a giant
enemy offensive, the Russian Air
Force damaged or destroyed be
tween 150 and 160 planes at a
cost of 21 of its own craft, the
Moscow radio reported today.
Radio Moscow revealed also
that the Germans had thrown 70
planes, in three waves, against
Volkhovp, 80 miles southeast of
Leningrad on the Leningrad-Mos
cow railroad, and said that 24 of
them had been downed.
Attacking by daylight Tuesday ;
in a blow at the anchor position
of the Russians along the Volk
hovo rtver front, the , Germans
met a wall of anti-aircraft fire
and powerful fighter plane re- 1
sistance, Moscow said with the 1
result that damage was confined
to four homes. Two Russian
planes were lost, it was said.
Russian and German reports
agreed that the eastern front air
war was approaching its crescendo
in preparation for thff- summer
Raleigh, June 3. ? North Car
olina employers of fewer than
eight persons now are covered by
the employment stabilization plan
that went into effect in this state
May 15, Dr. J. S. Dorton, North
Carolina War Manpower com
mission head, announced oday.
Originally the program did not
apply to firms employing less
than eight persons, but that pro
vision now has been eliminated.
As a result, all employers, , re
gardless of the number employed,
must conform to the plan in
their hiring practices. The sole
exceptions are the state- govern
ment and sub-divisions thereof,
employers of domestic servants,
and employers of casual labor
(15 dayis or less).
Sweater girls are observed in
the best places.
LOUISBURG MAN LAUD
ED FOR ARMY IN
I/r. UAKIiEli I,. PERRY
Lt. Barrel L. Perry, son of Dr.
and Mrs. H. G. Perry, of Louis
burg, was commended at Camp
Maxey, Texas, where he Is sta
tioned as instructor in the use of
A statement issued by Briga
dier General Busbee read: "Re
cently a check was made on car
bine instruction being conducted
by ? Battalion. The supervision
methods, and results of instruc
tion of Lt. Darrel L. Perry were
excellent. Please commend this
officer for his excellent showing.
Ahead of Time
Louisburg Boy Among
Class Receiving Commis-j
sions at Naval Academy
Annapolis, Md.. June S. ? Elev
en Ninth Carolina, youths gradu
ated at the United States Naval
Academy here today at ceremo
nies. at which Secretary of the
Navy Knox was the chief .speak j
The Tar Heels who were coin-)
missioned as ensigns in the Navyj
were members of a class Of 7 6u. i
who were graduated a year ahead j
of schedule under the Academy's
Among the Tar Heel graduates
Ensign William Ballard Bar
row, Jr., who is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Barrow of 701 !
North, Main Street, Louisburg.!
Before entering the Naval Acad-j
emy he attended Mills High!
School o'f Louisburg, Marion In- )
stitute of Marion, Alabama, Wake
Forest College, and North Caro
lina State College of Raleigh. Hi:
received his appointment to the
Naval Academy from the 4th
Congressional District of North
Carolina. He received numerals
and an "gNf?" award in golf, and
participated in company and bat
talion boxing, basketball and
steeplechase. He was a mem
ber of the Stamp Clu,b, Radio
Club, and on the ? sfaff of the
Lucky Bag (year book). In the
regimental organization Barrow
held the ranks of midshipman
first petty officer in the first
group, midshapman lieutenant
Junior grade, in the second group,
and midshipman ensign in the
o? ? ?
With requirements . for dried
skim milk during the next year
far exceeding expected produc
tion, the War Pood Administra
tion has acted to allocate sup
plies among military, civilian,
and Allied claimants.
Washington, June 8. ? Pres
ident Roosevelt, sayiiyj t|iere
are reports the Axis is prepar
ing to use poison gas, warned
today trtat a resort to such
"desperate and barbarous"
warfare would be followed by
the fullest possible retaliation
on munition centers, seaports,
and other military objectives.
In a statement Mr. Roose
velt said he wanted to make it
clear that the United States
would regard use of gas against
any of the United Nations the
same as If it had been commit
ted against this country. He
added: ? -
"We promise to any perpe
trators of such crimes full and
swift retaliation In kind and I
warn the Axis armies and the
Axis peoples, in Europe and in
Asia, that the terrible conse
quences of any use' of these in
humane methods on their part
will be brought down swiftly
and surely upon their own
It was the third time the
President has warned the Axis
against use of gas.
Of Pantelleria, An Italian
Stronghold Near Italy
Allied Headquarters in North
Africa, June 9. ? The Allies de
manded Pantelleria's uncondition
al surrender yesterday; and
when no reply was received, Am
erican Flying Fortresses and
British warships rocked the tihJT
Italian sea outpost with another
"Tin! demand for ^surrender
was made to save the garrison
and ^ inhabitants unnecessary suf
fering." said a special Allied bul
letin which tirade it clear that
Pant.elleri;v will continue to bo
subject^ to bombing, bombard
ment, and blockade" until it
Allied planes dropped the Casa
blanca note of "unconditional sur
render" over the badly battered
island which is' a stepping stone
to Sicily and the Italian main
When, this was ignored, the
American air forces raced in to
hand the 32-square-mile island
another jolt of explosives that left
the Italian defense sheathed in
(Loudon military observers
suggested that a land invasion of
Pantelleria was imminent, if not
already under way, as a natural
sequel to the ignored surrendgr
(A Home radio broadcast re
corded by the British agency
Reuters late tonight said:
("Overwhelming air and nav
al forces are besieging the fort
ress of Pantelleria.")
After the Flying Fortress at
tack, a big force of British Cruis
ers and destroyers raced in close
to shore and began pumping hun
dreds of shells into the isolated
It was the sixth bombardment
there by British warships in 10
"The results were satisfactory,"
said an Allied communique.
"There was a certain amount of
retaliatory fire, but our ships
suffered neither casualties nor
The surrender demand was
signed by Lieut.-Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz, American commander of
the Allied Northwest African Air
Force, and expired at 6 p.m., last
night, the Italians s^$$fc_.m--broad
casts from Rome.
Rome said the ultimatum had
been ignored, but did not attempt
to minimize Pantelleria's plight.
The Allied air assault had reach
ed a "steady rhythm of extreme
violence," with the Fascist gar
rison undergoing ''at least 12
daily attacks" in addition to the
numerous sea bombardments,"
the Italians said.
Altogether, the island has been
subjected to 140 air attacks in
the past month, and naturally
much damage has occurred, the
Italian broadcast said.
One for One
When tires are bought now
adays, the purchaser must turn
in the tires being replaced to
the same dealer from whom the
replacements are purchased.
The same ruling applies to
In reminding motorists of
these regulations. District OPA
Director Theodore S. Johnson
yesterday said that the only ex
ception is when tires are pur
chased by mail. In cases of
mail orders, the motorist must
turn in<' the replaced tire or
tube to a dealer within five
days and must Ale with his lo
cal rationing board a certifica
tion that the tire or tube was
WORKERS FOR NAVY YARD
The UV S. Civil Service Com
mission announces that a Repre
sentative will be at the Post Of
fice in Louisburg on June 15th,
for the purpose of recruiting
workers for Norfolk Navy Yard,
PROGRAM AT THE
The following is the progratn
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday. June 12th:
Saturday ? William Boyd in
"Border Patrol" also "Truck
Busters-" and Chap. No. 2 "Dart
devils of The West."
Sunday-Monday ? Sir Cedric
Hardwick. Henry Tra'vera and
Anne Baxter in "The Moon Is
Tuesday ? Final showing for
the duration, "Gone With The
Wind." Also 'Smilln Jack'- serial.
Wednesday ? Jimmy Lydon and
John Litel in "Henry Aldrich
Gets Glamour." j
Thursdafr-FHdair ? Allan Ladd.
Loretta Young and William B?a
dlx in "China."