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LOUISBCRG, N. CAROUNA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1044
SCOUT JOHN PERRY RE
CEIVES EAGI,?' AWARD
Rev. Proctor' a Powerful
Speaker; A Very Inter
esting Meeting; Court
As a fitting climax to National
Scout Week, Troop No. 20 of the
Occoneechee Council of Boy
Scouts of America held a Court
of Honor In the Court House on
last Sunday afternoon with Chair
man Louis Word present, who
Immediately turned the meeting
over to Mr. C. W. Webb, Field
Executive, who then presided.
Scout John Perry received the
Eagle award, the highest honor
that befalls a Scout; and an hon
or that is won by merit and hard
work alone. The badge was pre
sented by Chief Scout Executive
Claude Humphreys and was pinn
ed on this fine young man by his
mother, Mrs. Hugh W. Perry.
The following letter from Mr.
William Ba'iley, Chairman, Vance
County District Committee, read
by Mr. Webb, in which he stated:
"It will always remain a very
pleasant memory to each of us
who had the responsibility and
pleasure of acting as members of
a special Board of Review before
which you appeared some weeks
ago. You acquitted yourself
most admirably upon that occas
ion and I know I reflect the sen
timents of these gentlemen when
I say that just so long as there!
are evidences that young men of;
your type and capacities are
growing toward man's estate,
striving 'to be prepared' to as
sume your rightful responsib'ili
tiae of manhood, we of another
generation view with" optimism
and confidence the future of our
Merit badges for various achiev
ments were presented to the fol
lowing Scouts: Carl M. Wat
kins, Jr., Bugling; Edward Rabil,
Woodcarving; Cheatham Alston,
Woodcarving; Billy Cobey, Swim
ming, Forestry, Life Saving;
George Davis, Swimming; Grady
Harris, Jr., Animal Industry,
Woodcarving; Clifford Joyner,
Personal Health; Larry Lewis,
Carpentry; George Murphy, Pub
lic Health, Swimming; Earle
Murphy, Personal Health, Public
Health; Garland Mustlan, Wood
carving, First Aid; Edgar Owens,
Public Health, Woodcarving; Ed
gar Lee Perry, Poultry Keeping;
Nicholas Perry, Camping Poultry
Keeping; Leslie Tharrington, Jr.,
Home Repairs Handicraft; Jack
Cooper and Cheatham Alston re
ceived Star rank. Joe Mills was
advanced to Second Class; Billy
Watkins to First Class. Garland
Mustlan received his Life Award.
A splendid representation of
Cub Scouts was present. This
group gave the Cub oath and la
ter sang God Bless America for
the audience, being lead by
Edgar Lee Perry and John Perry,
respectively. Mr. Webb 'Spoke of
the fine work that John Perry,
Jack Cooper, Carl Watkins,- Jr.,
and Cheatham Alston have dons
with the Cubs.
The keynote speech of the af
ternoon was delivered by Rev. C.
K. Proctor, Superintendent of the
Oxford Orphanage and President
of the Occoneechee Council. His
message was particularly timely
and inspirational. He recited the
many advantages of scouting and
pointed out . the splendid record
that Boy Scouts have made In all
branches of service for their coun
try. He urged the parents and
friends In the community to sup
port this movement wholeheart
edly, stating that it was absolute
ly one of the best Investments for
time and money. Also, he was
most complimentary of the unus
nal window* display in the Home
Furniture Company store, which
was most cleverly arranged by
Chairman Lonls Word and Eddie
The excellent work of Scout
master Pete Shearln was lauded
by Mr. Webb, who Is in position
to recognize the progress the
Scouts and Cub Scouts are mak
ing under his able leadership.
He called upon the audience to
continue their present Interest in
Boy Scouts with added vim on
account of the ever-Increasing
need for improved citizenship,
which must be nurtured in the
hearts and lives of our boys and
The benediction was pronoun
ced by Rev. Forrest D. Hedden.
NOTICE TO WORKERS
The War Manpower Commis
sion's Stabilization Program res
tricts changing jobs locally and
traveling to other areas (or new
Jobs. Workers in ESSENTIAL
activities should not apply (or
jobs advertised here. Check with
the U. S. Employment Service o(
flce in your area be(ore changing
? Oi Pay Day, Bay Honda?
KERR SCOTT TO SPEAK
t TO LIONS CLUB
?s* ? m
State Convuiasioner of
will address the local Lions Club
at the "Annual Farmers Night"
next Tuesday at the Agriculture
Building, at 7:00 P. M.
Forty-one representative far
mers from all over the County
have been sent invitations to at
tend. Supper will be served by
the Home Economics Class of
Mills High School and a program
has been arranged by the Pro
gram Committee that will be of
interest both to business men and
Behind In Sale ,
Of "E" Bonds
Although Franklin County has
nearly doubled its over-kll quota
in the Fourth War Bond Drive,
we are still $76,000.00 behind in
the sale of "E" bonds. The cam
paign has been extended until
March 1st on the sale of "E"
Bonds, but closed on the over-all
sale of bonds last Tuesday.
Franklin County's total sale for
all kinds of bonds amounted to
more than $47,000.00, while its
quota was only $260,000.00. Of
the amount of bonds sold only
$1X4,000.00 were of the "E" Se
ries. The quota for these Series
is $190,100.00. Only two town
ships have sold their quota of
"E" bonds. Hayesville Town
ship was the first to sell its. quota!
of these bonds with Youngsville|
a close second.
Louisburg, Hayesville and I
Franklinton were the first to sell |
their over-all quotas. Every town
ship in the county except Dunn
No. 2, Harris and Cedar Rock has
sold its over-all quota, and it is
expected that every township will
sell its quota of "E" Bonds be
fore March 1st. Over-all sales to
date are as follows:
Township Quota Sold
'Dunn No. 1 $13,000 $18,100
Dunn No. 2 14,000 10,275
Youngsville 21,000 32,953
Harris 21,000 13,600
Franklinton 56,000 120,025
Hayesville 16,000 29,325
Sandy Creek 17,000 21,125
Gold Mine 13,000 19,025
Cedar Rock 23,000 22,375
Cypress Creek 10,500 15,625
Louisburg 69,000 142,275
J. Forrest Joyner, Deputy Col
lector oj Internal Revenue will
be at the following places to as
sist taxpayers in filing their 1943
Income tax returns:
Loulsburg ? Court House, Feb.
17, 18, TIC
White Level ? Dickens Store,
Youngsville?- City Hall, Feb.
Lon'isburg? Court House, Mar.
7 through 16.
PROGRAM AT THi
The following Is the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, Feb. 19th:
Saturday ? Bob Steele, Hoot
Gibson and Ken Maynard in
'Death Valley Rangers' and Roy
Acuff and his Smoky Mountain
Boys In 'Oh My Darling Clemen
tine.' Also last chapter of 'Mask
Sunday-Monday ? Eddie Cantor
Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis,
Olivia DeHavllland Johi^ Garfield,
Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan
and Dinah Shore in ^Thank Tour
Tuesday ? Basil Rathbone and
Nigel Bruce in 'Spider Woman,',
also 'Don Winslow of the Coast
Wednesday ? Adolphe Menjou.
Martha Scott. Dennis O'Keef* and
Pola Negri 'in 'Hi Diddle Diddle.'
Thursday-Friday ? Randolph
Scott, Grace McDonald, Alan Cur
tis and J. Carroll Naish in 'Gang
AIR MKDAL AWARDED TO
Ensign William, T. Clifton
Charleston, S. C., Feb. 13. ? En
sign William T. Clifton, USNR,
of Louisburg, N. C.. who has been
reported missing 'in action, has
been awarded the Air Medal by
the President of the United States
for "meritorious achievement"
while participating in aerial flight
as a fighter pilot during attacks
against Japanese forces in the
Solomon Islands area.
Ensign Clifton is a son of Mrs.
Margaret E. Clifton of Louisburg.
There will be a triple-header
at the Armory tonight (Friday)
by the following teams:
7:00 p. m. ? Bunn and Epsom
8:00 p. m. ? Mills and Youngs
9:00 p. m. ? Mills and Youngs
Mills High Wins Two Kroni
Mills high boys and girls won
a double-header from the Gold
Sand high teams last Friday night
on the Armory court. The girls
won with a score of 28 to 16.
The Gold Sand girls showed much
improvement over their previous
appearance here. The flfor work
of Jernigan and the sharp shoot
ing of L'iles and Hardwlck of the
locals soon put their team out
front. The guards of the Mills
team composed of Thomas, Cu
threll, Alston and Peoples held
the visitors to a low score. Pejf
nell for Gold Sand with 9 points
looked best for her team.
In the nightcap, the Mills boys
had considerably more difficulty
In winning 25 to 16 over the Gold
Sand boys. Matthews with 9
points led the locals. Haynor
nor with 9 points led the visitors'
Mills Divides Twin Bill With
On the local court last Mon
day night, the Mills lassies won
a well earned victory over the
strong Bunn girls' team, 27 to
26. The crack guards of the
Mills team silenced the sharp
shooting attack of the fast for
wards from Bunn in holding the
visitors to 26 points while their
forwards edged out a win by one
point- Hardwick with 11, L'iles
8 and Peoples 8 points gave the
locals a well balanced scoring
machine. Coach Jernigan pulled
a wise piece of strategy by send
ing Peoples, a tall guard, to the
forward position. Batchelor
with 12 pqints led her teams at
Coach Jernigan failed to find
a combination that could click
and the local boys went down in
defeat 31 to 20. Matthews, local
crack shot, fouled out in fhe sec
ond quarter. Earl Murphy, fresh
man forward, was the only local
player who seeme'd able to find
his team mates and the basket
with any accuracy. He led in
team work and scoring with 10
points. The fast Bunn team
worked well as a unit and display
ed some excellent team work. E.
Privette With 11 and Weathersby
with 10 points led the scoring at
tack of the Bunn boys.
Services as announced by Rev.
H. S. C.obey, rector, are as fol
Holy Communion ? 8:00 a. m.
Church School and Bible Class
? 9:46 a.i m.
Morn'ing Prayer and sermon ?
11:00 a. m.
Ash Wednesday ? Feb. 23rd.
Holy Communion and medita
tloi?Y-10:30 a. m.
Evening Prayer and sermon ?
8:00 p. m.
Children's Ash Wednesday ser
vice ? 6:00 p. m.
Further announcements of Len
ten services next week.
The crate for one airplane re
quires 6000 board feet of lumber.
We're shipping thousands of
7 TO 10 YEARS
FOR SHOOTING MELLON
The Regular February term
Of Franklin | Superior
Court Closed Friday Af
Ellis Davis, who was on trial
in Franklin Superior Court as
our report closed for last week,
for the shooting of Mellon Whee
lous, under a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon with in
tent to kill, was found guilty us
charged and Judge Stevens sen
tenced him to not less than 7 nor
more than 10 years in State Pris
on. The defendants motion to
set the verdict aside was denied
and he thefl gave notice of ap
peal and the Court placed the ap
peal bond at 15,000.00. In this i
case the defendant was represen
ted by Hill Yarborough, and So
licitor Blckett was assisted by W.
L. Lumpkin. The jury was out
a very short while.
The Court then placed the bond
in the case State vs George Mann,
for assault with intent to cora
m'lt rape, which had been con
tinued, at $1,000.00.
All other cases not otherwise
disposed of were continued to the
The Court was then adjourned
for the term.
The MillB ?H Club will con
duct a town-wide drive lor the
collection of scrap paV*r this
Saturday, February 19th, provid
ed the weather is satisfactory.
Town residents are requested to
bundle separately newspapers,
magazines and card board, pack
in bundles 18 to 20 'inches tall
and tie with strings on cards.
Bundles should be placed on the
front porch or curb where they
may be easily loaded by the boys.
Every one if urged to take im
mediate actioif while this an-"
nouncement Is still fresh on our
minds to see that all scrap paper
is made available.
The gun room of the Armory
is being used as a storage for the
paper. County residents coming
to town Saturday are requested
to bring all available scrap paper.
Some one will be available at the
Armory to receive the scrap.
Scrap paper is being collected
In some of the rural communi
ties through the schools. All
paper assembled to any central
point In the community will be
For information call Walter
Fuller, Assistant County Agent.
JKKI'S TO VISIT GOLM SAND
On account of selling $14,090
Ih War Bonds at its auction sale
a few nights ago, Camp Butner is
sending to Gold Sand High School
three jeeps for the purpose of
giving the school children rides.
No doubt this amusement will be
greatly enjoyed by all pupils
(and some teachers) this after
Gold Sand certainly deserves
this token of appreciation for its
work done in the bond sale.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Winn, of
Henderson, Route 1, announce
the engagement of their daugh
ter, Emily Malone, to Lt. Victor
Moser, of Boston, Mass. Lt.
Moser is now stationed at New
port News, Va. The wedding
will take place on Feb. 27th.
Rapid City, 8. D., Feb. 16 ?
Food suplies running low, tra
vel limited by the endurance of
horses bucking three and four
foot drifts, and no telephone or
other communication for three
weeks ? that was the picture
received here today of condi
tions in the sparsely settled
West River country 100 piiles
north of here.
The report canv from a tele
phone operator at Faith who
said' four villages, Marcus,.
Vance, Opal and Cooper, had
been Isolated since a severe
storm l*te in January. The
heavy snow, she said, has been
drifted anow every few days
by high winds, preventing the
lifting of the blockade.
While there were no reports
of suffering ampng the farm
ers and ranchers In the area
and direct telephone conynuni
cation still " is impossible, the
Faith operator said she under
stood supplies were running
Secretary Frank W. Mitchell
of the State Highway Compas
sion said state snowpiows
would be sent to the aid of the
SISTERS IN RED CROSS ? Representatives of the American,
British and French Red Cross, these girls are allies in service to
Allied troops in a Mediterranean war zone. Perched in a command
car, they are (from the left): Sally Stearns, Peterborough N. J.,
American; Margaret Chapman, British, and Renee Lauzat, Algiers.
RED CROSS QUOTA $6,500
The Louisburg-Franklin County Chapter of the
Red Cross has been assigned a quota of $6,500 in
the National War Fund Campaign beginning March
1st, according to an announcement by Dr. A. Paul
Bagby, general chairman of the local chapter.
Of this amount, over $1,800 will remain here to
carry on the Red Cross home service, production
and other works, necessary to the home front. The
remainder, Dr. Bagby pointed out, will go into the
National Fund to meet the greatly expanded needs
of the Red Cross.
Red Cross, Dr. Bagby said, is preparing to handle
one of the most gigantic tasks in history with the
coming invasion of the Continent of Europe.
"Every penny we can give," he said, "will be
Commander Baylus C, Green,
of 6233 Chew Ave., Germantown.
Philadelphia. Pa., son of the late
A. W. Green, of Louisburg, was
killed In action January 25, ac
cording to a Navy Department
telegram received by hie wife.
Before his marriage ei^ht years
ago, Commander Green had serv
ed for four years with the Mer
chant Marine. He re-enlisted in
the service last July and shipped
out as a first assistant engineer
on a merchant sh'ip.
Born in Littleton, North Caro-I
lina, 39 years ago. Commander
Green was employed prior to his
re-enlistment by R. F. Sedgeley
Co., Inc., Ontario and J Sts.. man
ufacturers of firearms, where he
was general foreman of the night
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Margaret J. Green; a seven
year-old daughter, Peggy; his
mother, Mrs. A. W. Green, of
Travelers Rest, S. C., formerly
of Lou'isburg. N. C.; a brother,
Lieutenant Archie W. Green, As
sistant Naval Attache stationed
at the U. S. Embassy in Beunos
Aires, Argentina; and a sister,
Mrs. T. J. Gillespie, of Tlgers
ville, S. C.
Franklin County Recorder's
Court disposed ot the following
Clem Perry, reckless driving,
judgment prayed, to be discharg
ed upon payment ot cost Includ
ing $26 repair bill.
Mary Willie Lewis, no driver's
license, judgment compfied with.
, Percy Williams was found guil
ty of assault with deadly weapon,
given 6 months on roads.
Percy Williams was found not
guilty resisting an officer.
J. A. McGhee removing posted
signs, was found not guilty.
Robert Henry Dunston plead
guilty possession of still outfit,
material and manufacturing whis
key. given 6 months on roads,
suspended upon payment of costs
and $25 fine.
Percy Gupton plead guilty to
unlawful possession of whiskey,
transporting, fined $10 and costs.
Walter Perry was found guilty
of reckless driving, and given 60
days on roads, suspended upon
paying a fine of $25 and costs.
The following cases were con
Lee Buxnette, oa'i.
Leo Ellis, mvv.
O. L. Arnolad, speeding, reck
James Hampton Smith, operat
ing automobile Intoxicated.
Clf? Crudup, shooting Into res
idence, assault on female.
Robert Haley, assault with
Patronise TIMES Auvenlset <
Headquarters Army Air Forces
Central Flying Training Com
mand. Randolph Field, Tex., Feb.
8. ? With that confidence in their
skill which months of intensive
training has given them, the lar
gest class in the history of the
central unit of the Army "Air
Forces Training Command today
stepped out of the ranks of ca
dets into the ranks of the Army
Air Forces' fighter and bomber
The class graduated from the
Command's eleven advanced
schools in Texas and Oklahoma
The class was the second to grad
uate during 1944.
Swelling the ranks of "the
world's greatest airforce" were
graduates from every state and
the District of Columbia. In ad
dition, silver wings were award
ed to pilots from Hawaii, Puerto
Rico, Canada, Brazil and Peru.
Fighter pilots were graduated
from fields at Eagle Pass, Aloe
and Foster fields, Victoria, and
Mission, Texas. Bomber pilots
received their wings at Frederick
and Altus, Okla. ; and Painpa,
Waco, Houston, Lubbock and
Brooks Feld, Texas.
Among the new p'llots is Melvin
C. Holmes, of Louisburg, and is
from the Blockland Field base,
Waco, Texas. --
i o ? ,
SPECIAL SERVICES AT
S. E. Mercer, Pastor, Sunday
Morning, February 20th at 11:00
Hymn" 283 ? "Stand up for
The Apostles Creed.
Response ? "In the Evergreen
Pastures of God" ? Holton.
Responsive Reading? "God the
Comforter' ? page 563.'
The Gloria Patri.
The Second Scripture Lesson ?
Anthem ? "The Earth is the
Lord's" ? Adams.
Hymn 491 ? "O Beautiful for
Presentation of Service Flag
by Rev. S. E. Mercer.
Acceptance of Service Flag by
E. J. Cheatham.
Reading of Roll of Men in
Armed Service by R. D. Collins,
Prayer for all in Armed Ser
vice and the'ir families and for
the Coming of World Peace.
. Hymn 489 ? "America."
o ? i i
. When you've used up all your
ration stamps about all you can
do is let the rest of the world
HIT JAP BASE
Only 410 Miles
Daring Attack Qn Ponape
Carried Out Without Loss
To Americans; Kavieng,
New Ireland, Left In
Flames After Damaging
Attack by Allied Bomb
ers; Japs Threaten Al
lies in Burma
U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquar
ters, Pearl Harbor, Feb. 1 . ? -
American heavy bombers stabbed
westward to Pontipe Monday to
blast that important Japanese
base in the mandated Caroline
Islands w'lth 55 tons of bombs in
its first air attack of the war.
The daring raid, farthest wes
tern penetration by land-based
Army bombers, was made in "con
siderable force" and without the
loss of a single plane, Admiral
Chester W. Nlmitz announced to
Small Ship Sunk
The Liberators of the Ameri
can Seventh Army Air Force
dropped most of their bomb loads
on enemy Installations but also
sank a small cargo ship in the
harbor. There was no air inter
ception, and anti-aircraft fire was
not mentioned, indicating the
midday str'ike caught Japanese by
Ponape and the big naval base
of Truk are the administration
centers for the eastern group ot
islands in the Carolines. Ponape
is wrfst of Kwajaleln, the western
Marshalls atoll captured by Am
erican troops earlier this month,
and about 2,581 m'lles southwest
of Pearl Harbor.
At Ponape, the American raid
ers were within 410 miles of
Truk. Only twice before have
United States planes carried the
war so far west into Japan's in
ner defense ring. Those were
the carrier-borne raids on Tokyo
itself and on Marcus Island, with
in 1,200 miles of Japan.
In preparation for the lunge at
Ponape, fleet headquarters dis
closed, a Marine photographic
plane flew over that area Feb. 7.
Photographs showed 25 enemy
ships in the lagoon, extensive
harbor facilities and barracks
Because of -the lofty and heav
ily fortified rock that guards the
entrance to the best harbor 'In the
islands, Ponape has been referr
ed to as Japan's Gibraltar. The
island, also known as Ascension,
is surrounded by a barrier reef
and more than a hundred islets.
The terrain is rugged, with sharp
ridges, deep valleys, towering
peaks and clics.
In pre-war days the natives liv
ed comfortably on the fertile land
of Ponape, which raises virtually
every tropical product. The un
inhabited interior has many ruins
of an ancient and mysterious civ
Nimitz also announced 7 th
AAF planes and search aircraft
of fleet wing two bomber five
Japanese-held atolls in the Mar
shalls Feb. 14 and 15. One or
more of those atolls has been
raided every day this month with
the exception of last Sunday.
A Navy search plane also made
a thrust at Mejit Island in the
eastern Marshalls Monday. It
was the first attack on that en
We wish to express our thanks
and appreciation to both white
and colored for the many Kind
nesses rendered ub during the re
cent illness and death of our
grandmother, Mrs. Mandy Sprulll.
A. C, Edwards ft Family.
Tip for Veterans
State headquarters in Ral
eigh of the American Legion
has issued a reminder that
World War II veterans may
register? without charge? their
honorable discharge papers in
the office of the roister of
deeds of their county.
Department 'Commander Bob
Stevens requests all Legion
naires assisting World War II
veterans in filing . applications
for musterlng-out pay to "urge
each veteran to have his hon
orable discharge recorded. If
possible, before he malls the
discharge and application for
mustering out pay. If he wishes
to mail the papers BOW, he
should be urged to be sure to
have his honorable discharge
recorded Just as soon a* it Is
returned to him with his check
for muster! ng-ont pay."
The law providing for free
registration of honorable dis
charges was passed by the IMS
General Amenity and was In
troduced by He?tor R. Gregg
Cherry of Gastoa.