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Appoints Cooper, Shearin
And Beck to Consider
Play Ground; Haul Off
And Bury No More Dead
Stock; Orders Light In
stalled on Franklin St.;
To Request Highway to
Repair Streets; Receive
And File Reports
The Board of Town .Commis
sioners met in regular monthly
session, June 11th, at 8 p. , m.
All members of the Board were
present except Commissioner P.
H. Allen.
Minutes of a previous meeting
were approved by the Board.
The monthly reports of the
Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Chief
of Police, and Supt. of Lights &
Water were approved by the
A delegation from the Lion's
Club appeared before the Board
for the purpose of discussing i
public play ground for the small
children of Louisburg, and re
quested the Board to finance this
proposed play ground. The May
or appointed a special committee
composed of Messrs. Cooper,
Shearin and Beck to meet, with
a committee from the Lion's Club
for a further discussion of this
air. j. r . Macmews, county
Attorney, informed the Board
that the County and all munici
palities within Franklin County,
except the Town of Louisburg, N.
C., had adopted an ordinances
prohibiting the sale of beer and
wines on Sundays. The Board
adopted a resolution barring the
sale of wine and beer on Sundays.
Mr. Robert W. Alston inform
ed the Board that the hard rain
had washed his garden and ruin
ed it. He appealed to the Board
to remedy the improper drainage
adjacent to his residence.
The Board issued positive or
ders that the Town of Louisburg
employees are forbidden to re
move and bury dead mules or
other dead animals from the
premises of the owners of same.
The Board received a written
request from Mrs. Vasser Perry
for the installation of a , street
light between the office of tbe(
Carolina Telephone & Telegraph
Co. and Spring Street. The Board ,
ordered this light to be installed;
if it can be done in a manner
agreeable to the residents in this i
The Board examined applica-l
,tions for license to sell beer and
wine and approved the issuance j
of beer and wine licenses to the
following firms and individuals:
K & B Wine Shop, W. T. Mat
thews, Proprietor; City Cafe,
John Rabil, Proprietor; Cicero's
Placril Perry Beasley, Proprietor;
Green Inn Cafe, Mary Jane Green,
Proprietor; Big Apple Cafe,
Harry S. Baker, Proprietor.
The following motion was pass
ed by the Board: "That the
Town Clerk do not issue priority
ratings on any orders for sup
plies, unless said orders are ap
proved by the Purchasing Agent,
or the Chairman of the Commit
tee governing the department for
which supplies are purchased,
and that no town employee b?
allowed to purchase supplies
without proper authority."
The Supt. of the Light & Wa
ter Departments was instructed
to furnish the Board with an in
ventory of supplies on hand.
The Board instructed the
Street Committee to confer with
the proper State Highway au
thorities in reference to the bad
condition of the State Highways
traversing Loulsburg, and to re
quest the State Highway to re
pair our streets without further
The Light & Water Committee
was instructed to advertise for
bids on cleaning and painting the
small stand pipe at the water
plant and the large storage stand
A motion was passed by tje
Board re-appointing all of the
town employees to their i^re^ent
After allowing a number, of ac
counts the Board adjourned.
The Franklin County Library
Board will meet Friday evening
June 18th at 8 o'clock in the
Library in Loulsburg, N. C. All
members of the Board, and citi
zens of Franklin County who are
interested in retaining the serv
ices of the Public Library are
urged to attend tfcis meeting and
help work out plans for the new
fiscal year. This is your Library
? Will you come to the meeting
and help plan for a successful
Mrs. Hugh W. Perry,
Scouts to Hold
Court of Honor
Mills High School Band
To Play
The June Court of Honor of
Boy Scouts Troop No. 20 will be
held Sunday. June 20th, at four
o'clock at the Court House.
The feature will be the presen
tation of Eagle Rank to a mem
ber of our local troop. The name
of the boy to refctelve this award
is being kept a secret- Even the
boy himself does not know that
he is to receive his Eagle. The
Eagle Badge will be presented to
the boy's mother and then she
will pin it on her son, according
to the usual custom.
William Barrow, Jr., an Eagle
Scout and a recent graduate of
Annapolis will be the speaker for
this occasion. Mr. Cecil Webb.
Scout Executive for this district,
will be on the program. It is
sure these two men will give a
most Interesting and valuable!
talk' as they have the qualifica
tions to express the Importance of!
Scouting, and what is necessary
for a Scout to achieve before re
ceiving an Eagle Badge.
The School Band will be on
hand for a thirty minute enter
Parents and friends of Scouts
are invited to attend this special
high service. It must be remem-j
bered that the Eagle Rank is the
highest step in Scout Advance-!
ment. There are only 12 Louis- j
burg boys that have received this]
distinct award. The names of!
these 12 boys will be read Sun-j
Your presence would mean a
great deal to the Scouts and to
the Band. Come and encourage
these boys and girls along. They
need and they ask (or your sup
port in this manner.
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Bus Driver's
The School Bus Drivers School
for Franklin County School Bus j
Drivers was well attended thia
week by the students from var
ious schools, according to Supt.
Wiley Mitchell.
The classroom instruction was
conducted by Mrs. Bill Pleasants
Flythe, Field .Representative of
the N. C. Highway Safety Divis
ion of Raleigh. This instruction
consisted of the Motor Vehicle
laws, regulations concerning i
school bus transportation from
the State School Commission!
along with the safety of the stu-]
dents and proper care of the
equipment. Quite a bit of em
phasis was placed on the care of
(he equipment due to the fact
that no new equipment will be
available this year due to ^the
After the classroom instruc
tion an examination was given
followed by a road test given by
Mrs. Flythe, Patrolman Bynum
and the Chief County Mechanic,
Mr. J. E. Marshall. Those stud
ents who passed both the class
room instruction and road test
were given Bus Certificates show
ing that they were certified driv
ers for the coming school term,
The Slate of North Carolina re
quires the training of these driv
ers before they are allowed to
drive a school bus. All school
drivers have to be at least sixteen
years of age and have obtained i
their N. C. Operator's Licen&erbe
fore they are allowed to take the
road test. 1
The legislature of 1943 passed i
a ruling whereby a boy or girl '
15 years of age is eligible to ap- 1
ply for Driver's license provided I
they do not drive any vehicle I
which weighs over a ton and a 1
half, therefore a school bus 1
weighs more and a school bus I
jlriver must be at least sixteen '
y?ars of age. The driver's 11- '
cense examiner is in Franklin :
County every Thursday at the 1
Franklin County Court ~ House
to issue license. It is necessary i
that a parent. preferably the 1
father accompany the applicant
to the examiner In order to sign
the application. If an applicant
is eighteen years of age or older
they do not have to have the sig- )
nature of the parent. i
If there are any students in (
Franklin County who are inter- i
ested 4n taking the classroom in- (
struction or the road test, or i
both, they will have another ]
chance in August provided they ?
have their N. C. Operator's Li- (
cense. The date of the school |
will be announced later through (
the local paper.
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Church School will begin i
promptly at 9:45 A. M.. Sunday, i
and will last for one hour. Mr.
Will Yarborough, Bible Class
teacher. i
These services will close In
ample time for members to at- i
tend church services elsewhere, i
Cooperation To Reduce Joy
Riding Developing
If each community would or
ganize and line up cooperatively
with the Franklin County War
Price and Rationing Board there
would be a great deal less gaso
line used than at present, stat
ed A. F. Johnson, Chairman, this
week. These communities ara
sore at so many riding around bo
much and working so little at a
time when labor on the (arms is
so badly needed and -are taking
the names and getting informa
tion about many such drivers
that will mean a great deal less
driving in the future, as many
of these will find their gasoline
allotment badly cut when time
comes around ugain. The Board
has received complaints about
more than twejity-flve this week.
If other commlH^ities would do
likewise Franklin County loafers
would go to work or walk.
People in Franklin County are
drifting back to the idea that
they can come In and get tires
and gasoline over the counter
while they wait. The govern
ment is offering no such service.
Applications for gasoline and
tires should be made two to four
weeks before needed to give the
Board opportunity to investigate
the necessity of the applicant, to
pass upon their application and
to mail the coupons allowed, If
any. This proceedure will save
the users of gasoline and tires
much time and trouble, coming to
the Board's office and calling
for the gas or tires before they
can be handled in an orderly
Also many reports are coming
in where Ailing stations are not
cooperating with the government,
by honoring coupons that are not
valid, by selling gasoline on T
coupons to automobiles, and by
selling gasoline without coupons.
Since there are so many inspec
tors in the field it would be wise
for those violations to stop it at
once or they may be called up
before Federal Court at'H any
By action of the local Board
supported by a ruling from the
State OPA office all*k>ersons ap
plying for tires, whether automo
biles or trucks, will have the in
spector, after the entry of the
usual inspection for the tires to
be replaced by the tires applied'
for, to write in the words "This
vehicle uses tires
of which are all right and us
able." In the first blank the
number of tires used by the ve
hicle including the spare is to be
entered, whether it is four, bIx,
eight, twelve, etc., and in the
second blank write in the num
ber that are not to be replaced
by the ones applied for. This
will not require a detailed in
spection of the tires not being
replaced and therefore no charge
will be made. Those to be re
placed will have to have- the de
tailed Inspection and therefore
the charge for those will be pro
per. This is done to give the
Board the necessary information
so that it can keep more vehicles
Vacates Bus
Officers Thomas Dentonand W.
Z. Moore removed a colored wo
man from a soutbbond Carolina
Trallway's bus on Sunday night
about, 9 p. m. at the request of
Bus Driver Beddlngfield, for the
refusal to move back Into the
colored section of the bus when
i number of white passengers
were ready to enter. Reports indi
:ate her stubborness but no
trouble ensued as she got off
the bus aften she was given the
choice of moving her self or the
officers would move her. She
boarded the bus at Warrenton
tor Raleigh. She was given back
her ticket and arrangements was
made by Mayor Webb for her to
take a taxi to Raleigh.
When evidence of activity pre
sented itself no trouble develop
Supt. J. C. Harklns of the Lou
sburg Power and Light Depart
ment came near being electrocu
;ed late Saturday afternoon when
le attempted to cut loose a wire '
:harged with 110 volts. This
Fire was on the outside and Mr.
Harklns stood upon the ground
which was wet and he not only
?ot the 110 volts of electricity. '
but got the "surge" voltage
through the ground. He was
knocked out for a few minutes,
but spon rallied and is improving
Wm. Davis, colored helper ren
iered valuable assistance by pul
ing Supt. Harkins shirt which
issisted In breaking the connec
tion. i
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F. L. Moore, of Person Coun
ty has a purebred bull and 1?
milking 10 cows. He has hi- ,
creased -hi* pasture to 20 acre*
and plans a trench silo.
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A Wartime Father's Day ...
This youngster may be separated from his Dad by countless
miles but today, especially, he is close to him in spirit when he
writes: "June 20? Dear Dad: Mom and me just bought you a bond."
V. S. Treasury Department
Louisburg Battery 113th F* A. Bn.,
Lieut. Col. E. F. Griffin, Comman
ding, Among Those Cited
That Louisburg Military Unit, .'{Oth Infantry lias
broken the firing Record of the entire U. S. Army will
be most welcome news to the people of Franklin
County. This information is. given in a citation and
commendation from Brigadier General A. Al. Harper
to Lieut. Col. Edward F. Griffin, Commanding Officer
113th F. A. Bn. The army firing records given along |
with this commendation was first t<jst 8.40, second i
test 84.1. The record of the 30th was first test 88.85,
second test 86.68.
The letter of commendation is as follows:
Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division Artillery,
APO No. 3C, care Postmaster, Nashville, (2) (
Tennessee, Jurie 3, 1943. ? ?
TO: Lt. Col. Edward F. Griffin, Commanding Offi
cer", 113th F. A. Bn.,
Lt. Col. Richard H. Mayer, Commanding Offi
cer, 118th F. A. Bn.,
Lt. Col. Paul H. Googe, Commanding Officer,
230th F. A. Bn.,
Lt. Col. Patrick E. Seawright, Commanding
Officer, 197th F. A. Bn.,
And all officers and men of the 30th Division,
1. The above commendation from the Command
ing General, Second Army, VII Corps and 30th In
fantry Division is received with a great measure of
personal pride and gratification.
2. As manifested, in basic report, each Battalion
of the 30th Division excelled all Artillery Battalions
of the United States Army in the Army Ground
Force Battalion Firing tests. This is indeed a pro
fessional achievement of outstanding merit.
3. I wish to extend my personal congratulations
to every officer and enlisted man in the 30th Divis
ion Artillery. Only by virtue of your loyalty, keen- ..
ness and high standards of training was this signal
superiority attained. *
Brigadier General, U. S. Army
Recorder's Court
Franklin County's Recorder's
Court held regular session on
Tuesday and disposed of cases as
Paul L. Cannady, convicted of
speeding, was discharged having
paid in full.
Willie J. Edwards was found
guilty of operating an automobile
intoxicated, prayer for judgment
was continued.
Joe Afitchell plead guilty to no
drivers license, was discharged
upon payment of costs.
Richard Webb plead guilty to
do drivers license and war dis
charged upon paynAent of costs.
Lkvwood Lee Smith, judgment
prayed, flned $26 and costs. *
Sunday morning one hundred
and fifty intermediates from the
| North Carolina Conference of the
Methodist Church will worship
jat the Methodist Church. The
pastor of the church will bring
the message.
Church School at 9:45 a. m.
Vespers Service on College
Campus at 7:30 p. m.
R. L. Spruiil, of Columbia, has
produced an exceptionally good
crop of Sunrise barle/. It is very
early, an Important consideration
Where legumes follow it.
? On Pay Day, Boy Bonds ?
Best Job Bombing
Above Sicily
Veteran Of Tokyo
Raid Loud In His
Praises Of Fliers
Allied Headquarters, North
Africa, June lti. ? The bombing of
Sicily by Marauders yesterday
was described by Capt. Tom C.
Griffin of Chicago, 111., as "the
best job of bombing I ever saw."
And Grifl'iu should know be
cause he's a veteran of the Tokyo
jraid and other hazardous Paci
|fic missions.
During a spectacular battle on
j their way to Borizzo, an ME 100
was downed by Capt. Harmon E.
I Burns of Detroit, Mich.
Lieut. Charles W. Brown of
lieno, Nev., flying a P-38 in the
attack on Bocca de Falco air
field in Sicily, said the bombs
dropped "in the neatest pattern
1 ever saw."
Fortress Pilot Capt. William C.
Condy, Wilmette, 111., completed
[his ?0th mission in the same
| raid.
"I could see a large number of
aircraft parked on the field," he
said, "including a six-motored
Job. Our bombs snuggled between
them as neat as a row of pins."
One B-^6 flight leader, back
from the action over Sicily, said
"the child's play is over," refer
ring to the Pantelleria raids. He
was Major Richard B. Tolk, a
'West Pointer, of (2000 Convent
Place) Nashville. Tenn.
One of his crew, Staff Sgt. P.
J. O'Neill of Philadelphia, Pa.,
got his baptism of heavy flak
land said "that Pantelleria busi
ness was duck soup compared to
these new targets. I'm In the
big league now."
Lieut. William S. Norred of
Pineapple. Ala., leader of one
bomber formation, relied on his
intuition and took evasive action
as soon as he left the target. As|
he turned, Co-pilot Lieut. Eugene j
Early. Memphis, Tenil., pointed
to a line of flak bursting in their I
jwake, and at the same altitude.
Lieut Willis Henry Nessen of
Visalia, Calif., co-pilot of the
Fortress "Sierra Sue." said as
he stepped from the pl^ne at his
"That was by all odds the easi-J
est raid ever made on the Paler- j
mo area. The only tiling which
bothered us was the sun and that
was in our eyes all the way to I
the target." It was the 77th mis
sion for his Fortress.
Capt. Clarence Thacker of Kis
simmee, Fla.. and his bombardier,
Lieut. Francis Casey of Dover,
N. J., completed their 50th mis
sions in the Fortress nambd
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The morning service jvill be at!
the usual hour, 11:00 o'clock.
The pastor will preaeh on the
topic, "100% Americanism." In I
the evening the Union Vesper |
Service will be on the College!
Campus, with Forrest Hedden
The Vacation Bible School be-j
gins Monday, June 21. The per-i
iod will be from 9 to 11:30 eacV
day for ten days. We are look
ing forward to a great time with
the children from the Beginners
to the Juhiors.
9:45 a. m. Bible School.
11:00 a. m. Morning worship.
7:30 p. m. Vespers on College
Let us worship the Lord!
Courtland, Ala., June 14. ?
James L. Allen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Z. R. Allen, of Louisburg,
Route 2, has been promoted from
Sergeant to Staff Sergeant in the
U. S. Army Air Corps and keeps
them flying.
In The East
London, June IB. ? -The spot
light of the Mediterranean war
shifted dramatically today from
the center to the east, where
the Allies were re[>orted semi
officially from Ankara to have
closed Syria's frontier with
Turkey. (1
London sources left the re
port in the air without confirm
ation, denial, or comment, but
unofficial observers said the
first implication was that the j
British Ninth and Tenth arm
ies and U. 8. troops that have
been training quietly and buil
ding up strength for months
in Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and
Iran might be on the move. <
The Daily Herald quoted i
German reports that the Allies
were massing an "Invasion 1
army" In Syria, and that all
British garrisons had been re- 1
in forced. I
(A British Broadcasting Cor
poration report heard by NBC
said the frontier was closed
"to check leakage of informa
tion from Syria and Palestine I
to Germany thmgh Turkey.")
Steel and Coal Objectives in.
Oberhausen Pounded In
Night Raid; Heavy Rain
Of Aerial Blows Aimed
At Sicily '
London, June 15. ? Sweeping
along invasion paths by night
and day. the RAF heaped fresh
destruction on the bomb-smashed
Ruhr Valley last night, especially
the steel and communications
center of Oberhausen, ^to keep
the June air offensive tearing at
Germany's war sinews.
While great bombers ground
down upon steel .and coal targets
in Oberhausen on the Rhine
Herue Canal for the fourth con
secutive night raid on Germany,
lighter planes ranged far over
France and the Low Countries,
attacking railway tareets and
barges near the Rhine, Dixmude
in Belgium. | and Roubaix and
Abbeville in France.
Almost before they were back,
cannon-armed day fighters of the
new tactical air force went roar
ing oijt to slam scores of targets
along the western rim of Hitler's
naves 01 kac ngnters and
light bombers shuttled back and
forth across the channel in the
direction of Calais today, pre
sumably aiming at enemy air
fields, water, and rail transpor
tation, following up the night
time sorties of Mosquitos, Whirl
winds. Bostons, Typhoons, Beau
fighters, and Mustangs. They are
the kinds of planes that will ride
ahead and over Allied troops
when they strike the Continent.
"Considerable Destruction"
The Germans acknowledged
"considerable destruction" in res
idential quarters and "losses
among the civil population, es
pecially in Oberhausen," in the
night attacks, and asserted 20
of the raiders were shot down.
The British reported loss of
18 planes in the night sweeps,
and said the Intruder patrols
downed two Nazi craft.
Oberhausen is a strategic city
| in German communications, stan
ding at the junction of railways
[to Duisburg, Dortmund. and
' Ha mm. It lies three miles west
of Essen, and has a population of
The RAF has reported raids ,
twice before upon the city with
its iron foundries, rolling mills,
chemical works, and railway
shops, and the Germans said it
had been hit for the third time
on April 26. when the RAF blas
ted at Duishberg.
An Air Ministry communique
tonight said fighters aud fighter
bombers lashed out at shipping
off Cherbourg peninsula and rail
way targets near Dieppe. Two
British planes were missing.
Spitfires making a dawn raid
over France pounded upon two
flights of 15 Focke-Wulfs, down
ing three of them. RAF Wing
Commander J. E. Johnson was
credited with two for a total to
date of 16 enemy planes.
Nazis Hit Back '
The Germans Jabbed back at
London on Monday night, killing
seven persons and wrecking a
few houses. The raiders gave
the capital two alerts, but few
planes pierced London's antiair
craft defenses.
In recent raids, the Germans
have been using "rattle bombs,"
small bombs nine inches long
that resemble a baby's rattle and
splinter into 100 pieces on ex
plosion, British sources reported.
The Ministry of Home Security
reported 584 persons were killed
or missing and 733 injured se
verely in air raids on the United
Kingdom in May, the highest
number of the year.
In April the toll was 172 killed
and 205 hurt, and in January,
the previous high month thls
year, it was 328 killed and 507
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Last year Ashe County grow
ers at Chestnut Hill cooperated In
filling their silos by exchanging
labor and equipment. The plan
worked so well that it will be fol
lowed in hay making this year.
The following Is the program
it the Louisburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, June 19th:
Saturday ? Russell Hayden in
Saddles and Sagebrush' and John
Loder in 'Mysterious Doctor,' al
so chap. No. 3 'Daredevils of The '
Sunday ? Red Skelton and Ana
Rutherford In 'Whistling In Dix
Monday ? Tennessee Rambler*
3n stage in person. On the -
screen Tennessee Rambler, Lulu
Belle and Scotty and Dale Evans
In 'Swing Your Partner.' ?
Tuesday ? Anne Shirley and
Eddie Albert in 'Lady Body
guard.' Also serial *8milln' Jack.'
Wednesday ? Milton Berle and
loan Bennett In 'Margin For
Thursday-Friday ? 'Star Span
gled Rythnl' with an AU-8t%r

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