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Develops From Saturday's Filings
W. L. Lumpkin Opposes Joseph T. Inscoe For State
Senate; J. Ira Weldon Opposes Joel Z. Terrell For
Commissioner from District No. 3; And Lester Pearce
And Z. C. Wheeler Oppose Each Other For Constable
In Harris Township
Political interest in Franklin
County has been less evident this
year than (or a Ions number of
years. This is possibly account
ed for In two ways. First, two
of the main offices in the County
which hertofore have drawn out
much interest, were not involved
and second, the war activity,
causing a divided attention. In
all probability the local campaign
will be very quiet unless the Gu
bernatorial or Senatorial races,
or both, should enter and furnish
the fireworks.
The filing Saturday only
brought out three local contests.
At the closing Saturday Q. M.
Beam, J. T. Inscoe and W. L.
Lumpkin had filed for the State
Senate. Before the tickets were
printed Tuesday Beam exercising
his privilege, withdrew leaving
the field to Inscoe and Lumpkin.
Both of these gentlemen are of
Franklin County's most capable
and experienced Legislators. They
are both too well known through
out Franklin County for us to
"introduce" them.
In the Commissioner contest
Joel Z. Terrell the present chair
man of Franklin County's Board
is being opposed by J. Ira Wel
don, one of Franklin's most pop
ular and capable business farm
ers and merchants.
The other contest is for Con
stable in Harris township, be
tween Zollle C. Wheeler and Les
ter Pearce. Wheeler has served
as Constable before, but not the
past term, while Pearce is "new
in the game."
Others filing but without oppo
sition were as follows:
House of Representatives ? H.
C. Kearney.
County Accountant ? J. H.
Register of Deeds ? Alex T.
Judge of Recorders Court ?
James E. Malone. '
Member Board of Education ?
R. F. Green.
District No. 1 ? Dunn and Har
ris ? Percy W. Joyner.
District No. 2 ? Youngsville
ancj Franklinton ? H. S. Pearce.
District No. 4 ? Gold Mine and
Cedar Rock ? T. S. Dean.
District No. 6? Cypress Creek
and Loulsburg ? L. O. Tharring
Dunn ? Johnnie Horton.
Franklinton ? John Odom.
Sandy Creek ? K. E. Joyner.
Cedar Rock ? Clinton Swanson.
Cypress Creek ? C. E. Moore.
Loulsburg ? William A. Phelps.
Youngsville, Hayesvllle and
Gold Mine did not offer any can
The County ballot thla year
will be the shortest and smallest
In a long while.
The following services have
been announced by Rev. H. S.
CObey, rector for St. Paul's Epis
copal Church for the Second Sun
day after Easter ? next Sunday:
Holy Communion ? 8:00 a. m.
The Church School and' Bible
ClaBS ? 9:45 a. m.
Morning Prayer and sermon ?
11:00 a. m. Subject of sermon:
"The Good Shepherd."
Young People's Service League
? #:4B p. m.
Londoh. ? Well-informed Lon
doners said today no new RoOAe
velt-Churchill meeting has been
arranged and such a session is
unlikely at least until Edward R.
Stettlnlus, Jr., U. S. Under-Secre
tary of State, returns to Wash
ington and reports.
The following is the program
at the Loulsburg Theatre, begin
ning Saturday, April 22:
Saturday ? Bob Steel. Hoot
Gibson and Ken Maynard in
? 'Arizona Whirlwind' and Warner
Baxter in 'Crime Doctors Strang
est Case', also Captain America.
Sunday-Monday ? Spencer Tra
cy, Irene Dunne and Van John
son in 'A Guy Named Joe.'
Tuesday ? George Sanders,
Merle Oberon and Laird Cregar
in "The Lodger,' also Winslow of
the Coast Guard.
Wednesday ? Ann Harding and1
Jinx Falkenburg in 'Nine Girls.'
Thursday-Friday ? -Donald Bar
ry, Dana Andrews and Trudy
Marshall in 'The Purple Heart.'
Recorder's Court
Franklin Recorders Court held
two days this week, Tuesday and
Wednesday, having an especially
large docket and contested cases.
The docket was disposed of as
Leo Ellis, convicted of motor
vehicle violation, complied with
order of the Court and discharg
H. W. Davis, charged with vio
lating seed law, in two cases, re
quested a jury trial and cases
were continued.
John Ellis Finch, driving in
toxicated, requested a Jury trial
and case continued.
Marvin West plead guilty to
no drivers license, to be dischar
ged upon payment of costs.
C. A. Mitchell plead guilty to
unlawful possession of whiskey,
fined $10 and costs.
Jack Edison, alias Eddie Mack
Dickens, plead guilty to no driv
ers license, fined $5 and costs.
Hosia Hartsfield plead guilty
to reckless driving and no driv
ers license, and found guilty of
operating car under influence of
intoxicants, given 60 days on
roads, suspended upon payment
of $50 fine and costs and not
drive car in 12 months.
Lena Brodie plead guilty to al
lowing person to drive with no
drivers license, Judgment contin
John Bowden plead guilty to
no drivers license, discharged up
on payment of costs.
H. D. Mitchell, charged with
speeding, reckless driving, hit
and run, malicious injury to per
sonal property, interfering with
officer in discharge of duty,
tendered a plea of speeding and
it was accepted, nolle pros as to
other charges, to be discharged
upon payment of $5 fine and
R. E. Neal was found not guil
ty of speeding and reckless driv
James Shearon, charged with
operating automobile Intoxicated,
requested Jury and case contin
Charley Harvey plead guilty to
speeding, fined $5 and costs.
A nolle pros with leave was
taken in the case of no drivers
icense against Thurman Thomas.
Earcey Dill Strickland plead
guilty to no drivers license and
was discharged upon payment of
General Fogg plead guilty to
manufacturing whiskey, and giv
en 6 months on roads, suspended
upon paying a fine of $25 and
Lonnie McKnight plead guilty
to manufacturing whiskey, 6
months on roads, suspended up
on paying a $25 fine and costs.
Laura Bell Silvers plead guil
ty to unlawful possession of
whiskey for sale, 30 days in Jail,
suspended upon paying $10 fine
and costs!
Raymond Perry plead guilty to
reckless driving, nolle pros as to
driving drunk, discharged upon
paying costs.
Mrs. P. P. Griffin was found
not guilty of assault with dead
ly weapon.
G. R. Leonard was found guil
ty of simple assault, discharged
upon paying costs including $15
for benefit of Mrs. P. P. Griffin.
The following cases were con
Pliant Williams, reckless driv
Raymond Jasper Williams, oat.
Charlie Spivey, adw.
Weldon Jones, bastardy.
Raymond Cook, npw.
"The Pearl of Great Price" Is
the sermon subject for the 11:00
o'clock service at the Methodist
Church Sunday.
Mr. Fred Davis, a ministerial
student at Loulsburg College will
preach Sunday night at 8:00.
Sunday School meets at 9:46
a.- m., led by Prof. I. D. Moon,
and Rev. E. H. Davis is teacher
of the Men's Bible Class.
The Methodist Youth Fellow
ship Groups will meet at 7:00
p. m.
Join In the worship of one of
the Churches Sunday morning
and Sunday evening.
And by the way*, the Armed
Forces Institute, which conducts
correspondence courses for over
one hundred thousand soldiers, Is
known to Its G. I. students as
"Foxhole University."
Get In The Game Win A
Prize And Make More
Feed At Less Cost
$100.00 War Bond offered as
first prize to Franklin County
champion corn grower. Corn con
test Is co-sponsored by the First
Citizens Bank & Trust Company,
Louisburg, announces W. C.
Boyce. Franklin County Agent.
Championship prize U to be awar
ded to the farmer entering con
test producing most pounds of
corn on farmer's acre of 4900
square yards as determined by
three impartial judges.
Entry fee of $3.00 will be con
tributed by each farmer entering
contest before closing date of
May 31, 1944. This will be the
only cost to the entrant.
All entry fees will be used as
prizes. If first prize is fairly
above second prize, the second,
third and fourth prizes will be
determined on a fifty, thirty and
twenty per cent basis.
No holds will be barred to far
mers in obtaining high yields.
Entrants are permitted to use
any pure variety, hybrid, or mix
ed seed; any amount or analysis
of fertilizer; top dresses; lime;
manure; green manure or other
plant foods; and plant on any
field any date on any moon pre
Providing entry fee is paid
before May 31st the entrant will
not have to determine the solid
acre plot to be measure until
notified then judges are to visit
his farm to determine yield. Af
ter notification entrant is to se
lect his acre, state the boundaries
to the. judges in one solid plot
and leave the yield determination
to them.
All farmers living In Franklin
County and farmers in adjoin
ing counties participating in Vo
cational Evening Class programs
sponsored by Franklin County
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
are eligible to participate. Entry
fees should be filed at the ear
liest possible date with either of
the following Vocational Teach
ers: J. T. Griffin, Epsom; H. F.
Marshall, Gold Sand; W. W.
McClure, Edward Best; R. M.
Aldridge, Bunn; F. C. Winston,
Youngsville; County Agent's of
fice or A. F. Johnson, Editor of
Editor's Note; Entrants will
keep all corn produced.
Washington. ? Drew Pearson,
newspaper columnist, disclosed
today that Allied naval gunners
shot down 21 U. 3. troop-carry
ing planes carrying nearly 400
soldiers over Sicily last Aug. 14,
only three days after a similar
incident when 23 transport planes
were shot down by friendly gun
nel's with a loss of more than
400 men.
The War Department declined
immediate comment on this sec
ond incident disclosed by Pear
son. The first incident had been
confirmed officially after it was
revealed by a returned Army
combat correspondent in a speech
at San Francisco.
A Pressure Cooker Clinic will
be held at the County Agricultur
al Building on Tuesday, April
25, 1944 at 9:00 a. m. There
will be an expert on cookers to
check every one brought in. It
will be necessary that you bring
your cooker in not later than
Monday afternoon, April 24th.
Miss Lillie Mae Braxton, Home
Demonstration Agent, and Miss
Alleen Crowder, Associate FSA
Supervisor, will be at the clinic
to accept your cooker and tell
you what should be done. The
Extension Servlee recommends
that Pressure Cookers be checked
at least oace a year.
Mr. Spencer Bowden of Spring
Hope, Route 2 was honored on
Sunday, April 9, by his family on
his seventy-second bortbday at a
delicious barbecue dinner. The
dinner was held at the home jf
his daughter, Mrs. C. B. Bunn.
His family and a large number
of friends gathered in the back
yard and enjoyed the fine dinner
in the open.
The members of bis family
present were: 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora
Fauk and Mrs. Luke Sykes; two
brothers, Mr. Oreen Bowden and
Mr. Charlie Bowden; his daugh
ters, Mrs. C. B. Bunn and Mrs.
Luther Strickland; his son, Mr.
Onnle Bowden, and several nelces
and nephews.
Keep the soil under the house
dry and remove wooden supports
from contact with the soli in pre
?itlng termite damage.
State Convention Friday,
May 4th in Raleigh At
City Auditorium; Chair
man Malone Makes Of
ficial Call; List of Dele
gates Allotted To Each
Township '
Chairman Edwin H. Malone of
the Franklin County Democratic
Executive Committee announces
the call for a County Convention
to be held in the Court House In
Louisburg on Saturday. April 29,
at 11 o'clock a. m. Preparatory I
to this convention all townships
In Franklin County are urged to
hold their precinct meeting on
Saturday afternoon, April 22, at
2 o'clock and elect delegates to
the County Convention and to
elect a township committee. The
number of delegates to the Coun
ty Convention will be found In a
table given below. The township
committee is composed of Ave
men and five w.omen. This com
mittee will meet immediately af
ter the precinct meetings and
name a chairman, a vice chair
man and a secretary ? the vice
chairman is suposed to be named
from among the lady members.
Each township is entitled to
name an alternate for each dele
gate and the number of delegates
the township is entitled to iu the
County Convention is based on
the total vote cast for Governor
in the last general election.
In the table will be found the
division of the State delegation
by townships which may be adop-l
ted by the Convention. The ta
ble follows:
Dunn No. 1 439
Dunn No. 2 ^27
Harris 283
Youngsville 474
Franklinton 846
Hayesville 150
Sandy Creek 284
Gold Mine 303
Cedar Rock 435
Cypress Creek 110
Louisburg 989
Total 4547 181 32
The above calculation, because
of fractions in the breakdown by
townships carries two more dele
gates to the State Convention
than the County is entitled to.
This is the time for the people
to take a part fn making the par
ty platforms and activities what
they wish it to be by going out
taking a part first In the pre
cinct meetings, then through
their delegates the County Con
vention and the State Convention.
At the County Convention the
delegates will be selected for the
State Convention to be held in
Raleigh at 12 o'clock on Friday,
May 4th, in the City Auditor
Don't fail to attend your pre
cinct meeting, elect your dele
gates and alternates and your
township committees and send
these lists In to Chairman E. H.
Malone Immediate!?.
Co. State
18 3
9 2
11 2
19 3
34 6
6 1
1H 2
12 2
17 3
4 1
40 7
Due to repairs to be made on
the baptistry the ordinance of
baptism will be postponed until
Sunday evening, April 30th.
"The meeting Just closed was
highly gratifying in results. There
were great crowds and excellent
9:45 a. m. ? Bible School.
11:00 a. m. ? Morning Worship.
8:00 p. m. ? Evening Worship.
Mrs. R. H. Rlddlck, of Frank
linton, Route two, is rapidly im
proving in the Louisburg Hos
Mrs. Luther Oupton, of Wood,
has sufficiently recovered to re
turn to her home.
Mrs. ' Edgar Pendergrass. of
Henderson, route two, entered the
Hospital on April 19th for treat
With one district to hear
from, the Red Cross War Drive
is Just 975.00 short of its
quota of $0,500.00, Dr. Bagby
reports. He feels that the
goal will be reached, and de
sires to thank every worker
and giver In the name of the
great organisation.
"People should b? ashamed. It
is absurd, this pretending) to be
lovers of liberty, while we be
grudge. paying for th? defense of
. ? ??"ijtuj uuii j f i ttiiMia,
I /, ,
New Battle Appears Near in Anzio
Beachhead Area
Allied Headquarters, Naples, '
April 19. ? A new battle for the
Anzio beachhead appeared lmml-j
nent tonight as patrol thrusts by
both sides grew bolder and morel
(requent and the Germans brought
a sudden influx of reserves Into
Rome from the northeast.
The big guns back of the front
line were booming at an ever
swelling tempo, another forerun
ner of major action, and relative
quiet on the Cassino front for the
fourth straight day indicated that
the center of activity had shifted
Four times the Germans at
tempted to laid British positions
southwest of Cairoceto yesterday,
making two feints in the morn
ing hours and theu following
through with two heavy assaults
in the afternoon. Both were bro
ken up by a combination of
shell, mortar and rifle lire.
On the opposite flank of the
beachhead, an artillery duel
broke out when the Germans got
wind of American and Canadian
preparations for a patrol sortiej
and laid down a heavy barrage.
American artillery and tanks |
returned their Are and while the
guns fired over them, the Ameri
can-Canadian patrol wormed
through the German minefields
and captured 10 German prison
ers in a perfectly-executed raid.
The only Allied casualty was
one wounded.
Allied reconnaissance poted the
heaviest flpw of German troop
and supply traffic into Rome In
weeks, most of it coming in via
the central Italian rail and high
way syBtem from the northeast,
indicating that the Nazis have
repaired those oft-bombed com
Fighter-bombers yesterday blas
ted bridges in the Arezzo and
Narni areas on the central rail
system. A formation of Thunder
bolts attacked rail targets near
Viterbo, meeting the first German
resistance in these operations in
weeks and shooting down two of
a group of enemy fighters.
Six other German planes were
shot down by fighters which swept
lover the Udine airfields near the
[ head of the Adriatic.
Eight planes were missing from
all operations.
London, April 19. ? The Ge;
man high command spread an
urgent alarm along more than 2,
000 miles of European coast from
Arctic Norway to the Spanish
border today, ordering its gar
risons on the alert to repel a gig
antic Allied amphibious assault
that might strike "at any place at
any hour", according to Stock
holm advices tonight.
The Nazis emphasized the im
minence of the threat and, de
parting from their customary
scorn of Allied efforts, admitted
that with air and naval superi
ority, the Allies had succeeded in
marshalling the vast shipping for
the assault "with difficulty."
"The Allies success or failure
Is largely dependent on their
ability to achieve surprise," said
Berlin dispatches appearing in
Stockholm newspapers. "In this
connection, of considerable more
importance than the time of the
landing Is whether the Allies suc
ceed in fooling the Germans re
garding the place."
Southeast Asia Headquarters,
Kandy, Ceylon, April 19. ? Brit
ish and Indian troops. In bloody
bayonet fighting, have broken
through Japanese road blocks
and relieved Kohima, where a
surrounded English home coun
ties regiment held out against
enetny attacks for a week. It was
announced tonight.
Tanks and artillery reinforce
ments for the Kohima garrison
were reported moving down the
road from Dimapur after the in
itial break-through to the East In
dian base was accomplished by
an Indian Rajputl patrol and
British specialist units.
A strong artillery barrage, fired
from 70-yard range against a
160-square-yard area of the setge
ring paved the way for the re
lief attack and when the Infantry
men broke through, they found
many of the Japanese dead or too
dazed to offer resistance.
Loifdon, Thursday, April 20. ?
Russians troops, led b? veterans
of the 260-day siege of Sevasto
pol in 1941,42, yesterday captur
ed several powerful German
strong-points guarding the ap
proaches to the great port city,
while in southeastern Poland the
First Ukrainian Army stemmed
strong enemy counterattacks in
the Stanlslawow area on the road
to Lwow.
Moscow's broadcast war com
muniques, indicating that enemy
resistance had stiffened on the
12th day of the Crimean cam
paign, failed to (announce the cap
ture of a single town by troops
(i6U< tirul 1. Yoiemenkos
Maritime Aimy or Gen. Feodor
I. Tolbukbin's Fourth Ukrainian
Army, who had won more than
2,300 communities in the; previ
ous 11 days. It was the first time
since January IS that the Moscow
bulletins did not announce the
capture of any towns.
"In the Sevastopol direction
our troops continued fighting dur
ing the course of which they ex
pelled the enemy from several
heavily fortified defense points,"
Moscow said.
Wartime Federal regulations
governing slaughter of livestock
were proved to have teeth in them
when a Craven County slaught
erer was hailed into Federal Court
InNew Bern April 10 and fined
$260.00 for violations of food dis
tribution orders, reports Ira T.
Inscoe, of the Franklin County
David A. Grantham. New Bern,
N. C., was charged in two counts
with violation of Food Distribu
tion Order No. 27, slaughtering
livestock without a permit for de
livery, and on three counts with
violation of Food Distribution
Order No. 75, slaughtering with
out a permit for meat production.
At a hearing before Federal Judge
Isaac M. Meeklns, he was fined
(50 on each of the five counts.
The purpose of the two orders
which regulate the slaughter of
livestock Is to make possible a
more equitable distribution of the
nation's meat supply. Application
for permit or license may be
made at any County AAA office.
These orders, along with 94
others, are administered by the
Office of Distribution, War Food
Administration, which has region
al headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.,
and a state office at Raleigh, N.
C. Hillman Moody Is State Sup
ervisor for North Carolina. The
State is divided into six districts
for purposes of administration
with an Area Supervisor in charge
of each district. John C. Ander
soh, Area Supervisor, Is in charge
of this district with headquarters
at Raleigh, N. C.
quested to itate that there will
be an Important meeting of the
Drys in Franklin County held In
the Court House in Louisburg, N.
C., on Monday night, April 24th,
1944 at 8 o'clock. All drys are
requested to attend.
A meek little man was called
before the Judge. The Judge ask
ed him If he had control of him
self- at the time of the accident.
The little man said: "No, my
wife was with me."
William Duke Plead Guilty
To Driving Drunk And
Was: Given Six Months
On Roads
Franklin Criminal Superior
j Court closed its April term on
'Thursday evening of last week,
after Lorenza Debnam entered a
plea of guilty to manslaughter
and same was accepted. Only a
few cases were completed after
the closing of our report for last
week and were as follows:
Mary Murray was ordered con
fined in jail for 2 years, assign
ed to Franklin County Home, to
serve said term during good be
William Duke plead guilty to
driving drunk, and was given B
months on roads sentence to run
concurrently with former judg
ment entered on probation order,
which probation was revoked.
Eugene Denton was given 5
years In State prison for crime
against nature.
Lorenza Debnam entered plea
of guilty of manslaughter, which
was accepted and was given 2
years in State prison.
Aerial Offensive
More Than 9,000 Tons of
Bombs Hit Nazi Targets;
Luftwaffe Overwhelmed.
London, April 19. ? American
and British warplanes developed
the greatest sustained aerial! as
sault ol the war today, rounding
out a 30-hour offensive against
Germany and Nazi-occupied terri
tories during which bombs were
dropped almost continuously at
the average rate of 300 tons an.
hour, or five tons a minute.
The Allies, in more than 6,0)0
flights between noon Tuesday and
6 p. m., today, poured 9,000 tons
of bombs on selected German tar
gets, the Americans capping the
period with a blow by 2,000 heavy
bombers and fighters against
plane factories and parking fields
near Kassel and Hamm In Ger
many and installations near Calais
in France.
The United States Air Forces
communique referred to the of
fensive as "the air invasion of
Germany." The more enthusisatic
protagonists of air power in Lon
don began speaking of the pos
sibility of breaking the back of
the German air force in two or
three weeks if the weather holds
The German air force apparent
ly was driven to the earth today.
Although conditions were ideal
for combat and the American
heavies were ferreting out some
of Germany's most vital targets,
the Germans put up only a token
RAF Hits Railroads
The British for their part drop
ped a record one-night total of
4,400 tons of bombs last night on
railroad installations near Paris
and elsewhere behind the Nazis'
"Atlantic Wall."
Aerial warfare never before
has witnessed a bombardment of
such sustained volume and viol
ence, and the end Is nowhere in
sight. Those who have followed
the European air war closely the
last few months feel certain that
the present pace of the attack,
cannot only be maintained, but
can be increased from British,
bases augmented further from the
Italian theater.
The Allied 30-hour offensive
cost less than one per cent of the
attacking force.
All today's operations cost six
bombers and two fighters, the
American communique said. This
brought total United States and
RAF losses for the entire around
the-clock onslaughts to 42 bom
bers and seven fighters.
The Americans today reported
they shot down 21 of the small
forces of German fighters that
rose to meet them.
For hours a picket walked up
and down a busy street carrying
a sign that was absolutely blank.
Asked what was the big idea, he
replied: "Looking for a sponsor!"
A Mississippi selective service
board drafted Bifddy Navy tor the
army, registered Great Britton.
and deferred Horse Farmer be
cause he was a farmer.
Victory gardener* should as*
totenoM only wtaw absolutely
necessary because ot limited sup
plies. Try cryolite or alMUne
sulphate on insects.

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