KEEP ON** f WITH WM BONDS riMEi KEEP ON / 4 WITH WAR BONDS 4 VOLUMN LXXV. $1.00 per year In /.<lT?nce LOUISBCRQ, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1944 (Bight Pages) NUMBER 11 THREE CONTESTS 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. Boons. Register of Deeds ? Alex T. Wood. Judge of Recorders Court ? James E. Malone. ' Member Board of Education ? R. F. Green. Commissioners: 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 ton. Constables: 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 didate. The County ballot thla year will be the shortest and smallest In a long while. ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 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. NO ROOSEVELT-CHURCHILL CONFERENCE ON PROGRAM 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. PROGRAM AT T1US LOUISBURO THEATRE 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 follows: Leo Ellis, convicted of motor vehicle violation, complied with order of the Court and discharg ed. 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 ued. 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 costs. R. E. Neal was found not guil ty of speeding and reckless driv ing. James Shearon, charged with operating automobile Intoxicated, requested Jury and case contin ued. 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 costs. General Fogg plead guilty to manufacturing whiskey, and giv en 6 months on roads, suspended upon paying a fine of $25 and costs. 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 tinued: Pliant Williams, reckless driv ing. Raymond Jasper Williams, oat. Charlie Spivey, adw. Weldon Jones, bastardy. Raymond Cook, npw. LOUISBURG METHODIST CHURCH "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." CALL PHONE 288-1 FOR FIR8T CT.AC3 ? .;mW * 1 CORN RAISERS OFFERED PRIZES 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 ferred. 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 the FRANKLIN TIMES. Editor's Note; Entrants will keep all corn produced. PEARSON STORY DRAWS SILENCE 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. PRESSURE COOKER CLINIC 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 OP SPRING HOPE HONORED AT BIRTHDAY DINNER 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. COUNTY CONVENTION APRIL 29TH PRECINCT MEETINGS SATURDAY, APRIL 22tfD 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: 1940 Vote 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 ium. 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!?. Delegates Co. State 18 3 9 2 11 2 19 3 34 6 6 1 1H 2 12 2 17 3 4 1 40 7 L OUISBURG BAPTIST CHURCH 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 preaching. 9:45 a. m. ? Bible School. 11:00 a. m. ? Morning Worship. 8:00 p. m. ? Evening Worship. ' LOUI8BURG HOSPITAL ITEMS Mrs. R. H. Rlddlck, of Frank linton, Route two, is rapidly im proving in the Louisburg Hos pital. 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 ment. RED CROSS WAR DRIVE 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. BUY WAR BOlfDS "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 /, , CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE W. L. LUMPKIN JOSEPH T. INSCOE ' ~*\ 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 north. 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 munications. 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. WAR NEWS 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. SLAUGHTERING law has TEETH 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 AAA. 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. IMPORTANT MEETING The FRANKLIN TIMES is re 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." COURT ADJOURNED THURSDAY LORENZA DEBNAM WAS GIVEN TWO YEARS 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 havior. 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 Rages 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 out. 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 resistance. 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!" PARADOX OF THE DRAFT ? 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.