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LOUISBURG, N. CAROLINA FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1944
Announcing He Will Accept
Renomination as . "Good
Soldier," Chief Executive
Omits Mention of Second
Man on Ticket; Confers
Again With Wallace and
May Yet Endorse Vice
Washington, July 11. ? Presi
dent Roosevelt announced today
that he would accept ? "reluctant
ly. but as a good soldier" ? a
fourth term nomination by next
week's Democratic National Con
vention and, in so doing, appar
ently left the convention free to
replace Henry A. Wallace as his
running mate if it so chooses.
He revealed the big "secret" ?
long since taken for granted ? at
a locked-doors news conference
by reading a letter to party
Chairman Robert E. Hannegan in
which he said he would accept
and serve a fourth term if so or
dered "by the Commander-in
Chief of all of us ? the sovereign
people of the United States."
"For myself, I do not want to
run," he said, adding that "all
that is within me cries out to go
back to my home on the Hudson
"But if the people command
me to continue in this office and
in this war, I have as little right
to withdraw as the soldier has to
leave his post in the line."
Enough For Day
Not once did he mention the
question of a running mate, and
when, at the close of the confer
ence, a reporter requested infor
mation on his two-hour meeting
with Wallace, Mr. Roosevelt
laughed and replied that he had
given out enough news for one
But, by his advance announce
ment, Mr. Roosevelt was fore
closed from using the pressure of
1940 when he withheld acceptance
of a third term nomination until
he was assured that an unruly
convention would settle on a run
ning mate of his own choice ?
That convention did not want
Wallace and there was such rebel
lious turmoil after the President,
dictated his choice that Wallace
was prevented from making his
Mr. Roosevelt now appears to
have made the 1944 choice a
wide-open contest, but that does
not enjoin htm from expressing
a preference for Wallace, and he
may do so. At the same time it
is obvious that he has removed
the major threat of a party
The FRANKLIN TIMES is re-j
quested to announce that the;
Gold Sand Community Cannery
will be open to can corn next)
Thursday, July 20th, from 8 a. j
m. till 4 p. m. All those wish*!
ing to can will please get in
touch with Mrs. M. M. Person,
Phone 412-5. Pull corn and
bring it directly to the cannery
early in the morning. Each per
son is expected to furnish own
Mr. J. L. Palmer has re-opened
his Justice of Peace offices over
Scoggin Drug Store, since Clerk
of Court W. V. Avent has suffic
iently recovered to take over his
office duties. Judge Palmer, is
he is familiarly known is well in
formed on trial of cases and doc
ument matters. His offices will
be open regularly for the benefit
of the public.
PROGRAM AT TH?
The following is the program1
at the Louisburg Theatre, begin- 1
ning Saturday. July 15th:
?* Saturday ? Bob Livingston and
Smiley Burnette in 'Pride of The'
Plains' and Dona Drake and' Rob-,
ert Lowery in 'Hot Rhythm.'
Sat. Owl Show ? John Carra
dine and Ramsay Ames in 'The
Sunday-Monday ? Dick (Powell,
Linda Darnell and Jack Oakle In
'It Happened Tomorrow.'
Tuesday ? Ronald Reagan. Joan
Leslie and George Murphy in
'This Is The Aarmy.'
Wednesday ? Trudy Marshall,
Sheila Ryan and Anthony Qulnn
?la 'Ladles of Washington.'
Thursday-Friday ? Preston Fos
ter, Victor McLaglen and Kent
Taylor ip 'Roger Touhy-Gang
The Board of Town Commis
sioners met in regular monthly
session, July 7th, 1944 at 8 p. m.
All members of the Board were
present except F. H. Allen.
Minutes of previous meetings
were aproved by the Board.
The monthly reports of the
Chief of Police, Tax Collector and
Town Clerk were approved by
The report of Mr. Westbrook,
? 'istrict Sanitary Engineer for
the N. C. State Board 6f Health,
was read to the Board. Mr.
Westbrook, together with Dr. S.
P." Burt, County Health OfTteer
md Mr. Doygett. Franklin Coun
ty Sanitary:, inspector, attended!
Mr. Westbrook informed the
Board Tar River had become so
contaminated that the Loulsburg
water supply had reached a dan-i
gerous point. He strongly re-i
commended and urged that the
Board make the following mini-j
mum improvements to our water
1. Install an additional chlo
rinator to treat the raw water
before it enters the filters. This
installation to be made at the!
earliest possible moment.
2. Covering the stand pipe to I
protect the water therein from
3. Install meters for measur
ing the'amount of water pumped,
so that the operator will know
what volume of water he is treat
ing and how much of alum and
lime to use in a certain volume
of water. At present the opera
tor is guessing at the treatment
of our water.
4. Install an additional lime
feeder. The acid condition of
our water is causing the gradual
destruction of our entire system
of water pipes and water mains.
The use of sufficient lime will
prevent this destruction.
Mr. Westbrook made other re
commendations, but stated that
these improvements could wait
for a while.
After hearing Mr. Westbrook
the Board passed the following
motion. "That an investigation
of the town's water conditions be
made by the Board,' and that
quotations on the cost of the nec
essary equipment for making the
improvements recommended by
Mr. Westbrook, be secured."
The Board received applica
tions for a License to sell wine
and beer on premises from the
following persons: Perry B. Beas
ley, Mrs. J. A. Rabil, John John
son, and Mary Jane Green. The
applications were approved and
the Board ordered that municipal
privilege licenses for the sale of
beer and wine on premises, be is
The Board disapproved a re
quest from the Shavers Attrac
tions to operate several pitch
games, cat ball racks, fish pond
games, and Photo Studio, in
The Board voted to extend a
three wire service to Tommy
A motion was passed to charge
the Wake Forest Laundry a Priv
ilege License of $62.50.
A number of Invoices were ap
proved for payment.
There being no further busi
ness the meeting adjourned.
Major and' Mrs. S. E. Winston,
of Yonngsvilie. announce the en-|
gagement of their daughter, Mary
Estelle Winston of the U. S.
Waves, stationed at Washington,
D. C., to Captain William Jeffer
son Bennett of the V. S. A., sta
tioned in Mississippi. The wed
ding will take place at Staanton,
Va? July 21st, 1944.
Hitler Had Plan in 1940
For Invasion of America
Washington. July 10. ? Hitlerl
in 1940 already had prepared de-i
tailed plans for invasion of the;
United States, "after he brought
England to her knees," J. Carl
ton Ward, Jr., president of the
Fairchild Engine and Aircraft
Corporation told a Senate Mili
tary subcommittee today.
Ward testified that he wasj
shown the plan "by diplomatic!
sources" while in Paris before I
France fell, that he reported to
this government and found the'
State Department already had
complete information on Hitlers
The manufacturer was head of
a mission in France at the time!
advising on aircraft production.
"After he brought England to
her knees," Ward testified, "Hit
ler planned to attack the United
States through Mexico with tanks
and other armored equipment that
we did not have."
The plan, he told newspaper-'
men later, was to make a feMT*
through Newfoundland, and then
invade the United States through;
Mexico. He said Hitler not only1
planned military invasion, "but
he had1 a complete plan for eco-j
nomic domination of the world." i
Chairman Murray (D., Mont.) J
of the military subcommittee call
ed Ward's testimony "startling."
Departing from his text on
Ward voiced a plea for military
post-war aeronautical planning,
preparedness in the post-war era,
saying "the only way to main
tain peace is to have the force to
maintain it. Had we possessed
an adequate Army and Navy be
fore the war, it is a question
whether we ever would have been
compelled to fight."
The manufacturer recalled that
in 1939 General H. H. Arnold
asked Congress for 5,500 planes,
but money was appropriated for
only 375 military planes.
Ward appeared with other air
craft executives representing the
Aeronautical Chamber of Com
merce, outlining a program for
reconversion and vast expansion
of civilian and commercial flying,
along with maintenance of a for
midable military air force after
E. Wilson, chamber presi
dent, said that "continued supre
macy in the air will bring pro
gress, prosperity and security in
peace after it has helped win vic
tory in the war. It will be the
cheapest possible insurance again
st recurring wars."
Franklin Recorders Court held
regular session on Tuesday and
disposed of cases as follows:
Lena Brodie was allowed to
pay cost and be discharged tor
driving car without drivers li
James G. Long waived presence
and through counsel plead guil
ty to speeding and was fined $6.00
Robert Gill plead guilty to
carrying concealed weapons, and
given 60 days on roads, suspend
ed upon payment of costs and $10
Leo Leonard, operating auto
mobile Intoxicated, reckless driv
ing,, Jury requested and contin
ued. ~ ? i
The fallowing cases were con
J. M. Bullock, abandonment
Elbert Haley, reckless driving.
Lena Brodie, no drivers license.
Irvin B. Gilliam, non-support.
Jim Dunston, abandonment and
Sammy Leon Jones, operating
automobile intoxicated, trans
Zack Fillmore McDowell, trans
C. B. Aycocke, non-support.
C. B. Aycock, assault on fe
The fire Friday about midday
was a tenant house to the rear:
of the residence of Mr. and Mrs.1
George Weaver on North Main
Street, occupied by a colored fam
ily. All the family had left the!
house and the fire had made such
advances that It was breaking
out the building when discover
ed. The Are department respon
ded promptly but could do noth
ing for the burning building. It
did however, save the nearby
The building belonged to Mr.
and Mrs. Weaver and the loss is i
estimated at $1200 to $1600. The
loss of contents was unestlmated.
Whether It's a cold bottle of
beer or a bottle of cold beer, It
tastes good on a hot day.
The FIJANKLIN TIMES is ii
receipt of a letter from a formei
Louisburg resident now living in
Raleigh, telling of the formation
of a Louisburg Club. The fol
lowing excerpt will be explana
tory and interesting to our read
"Our mutual friend. George I.
Griffin, conceived the idea soiiie
time ago, interested a group, and
we secured a charter for the,
Louisburg Club, Incorporated.
The first meeting was held on
July 10th in -a private cjilriing |
room at the S & W Cafeteria, atl
which time George I. Griffin wasj
elected President, William Y.j
Bickett, Vice-President, and E. <
R. Allen. Secretary and Treasur-j
er. Those attending yesterday's
meeting were George I. Griffin,
W. Y. Bickett. E. R. Allen, John
B. Hill, E. C. Perry, Jr., John
Yarborough, Clayton High, G. B.
Cooper, Paul Griffin, A. J. Wil
son and W. F. Gattis.
"We have practically all the
Franklin County natives and na
tives by adoption living in Ral
eigh, and we expect to have a
very fine club."
London, July 10. ? The Mos
cow radio tonight quoted the
chalrnvm of the supreme coun
cil of the Lithuanian Soviet re
public as saying tHat the Ger
mans had executed 85,000 per
sons In the town square of Kau
nas and mpre than 100,000 In
The broadcast said that in
Wilno the Germans, In an ef
fort to speed up the executions,
built a special branch rail line
to the scene to carry the vic
tims to their deaths. The broad
cast said thousands of the vic
tim In Wilno were taken there
front Smolensk and Vitebsk.
The chairman was quoted as
saying that exhausted and ema
ciated war prisoners were pil
ed In stacks and set afire after
kerosene was poured on them.
He said that after the execu
tions, only SO.OOO of Wilno's
am, 000 population remained
President of N. C. Farm Bu
reau To Attend Franklin
County Meeting; $5.0i)
Prize For Best Horse
Shoe Pitching Team
Mr. J. E. Wlnslow. President of
the N. C. Farm Bureau and promi
ent farmer of Greenville, N. C?
has accepted the Invitation of the
Executive Committee of the
Franklin County Farm Bureau to
speak at Franklin County Farm
Bureau Picnic to be held at Jack
son's Pond on July 21 from 3:00
until 7:00 p. m., according to W.
E. Fuller, Secretary. President
Winslow will make the only talk
of the occasion, a short address
on "What the State and National
Farm Bureau are doing on Behalf
of the Farmers." This should be
very interesting to the entire
membership of the Franklin
County Farm Bureau and also to
each and every farmer of ' the
County. President Winslow is
closely associated with the activi
ties of the State and National of
fice. Franklin County is fortun
ate to have the State President
present and discuss farm bureau
Committee on arrangements
advises that for those desiring
supper, arrangements have been
made for a barbecue and brun
swick stew plates to be available.
The Program Committee reports
that plans are shaping for a gen
eral recreational meeting. T. M.
Harris, Proprietor of Jackson's
Pond has made the entire facili
ties of the pond available to Farm
Bureau for swimming, fishing and
boating. There will be horse-shoe
pitching, music and general re
creation. A $5.00 prize has been
offered for the best horse-shoe
It is hoped that each and every
Farm Bureau member will make
a special effort to turn out for
this our quarterly meeting. The
entire farm family, including
women and children, are expect
ed to attend tljig meeting. There
will be no membership drive but
anyone wishing' to attend and join
the County Farm Bureau will be
KKANKLIN AT WAKK I ORKST
Wake Forest, July 11. ? Eleven
Franklin County students art/
among th$ 352 now enrolled at
Wake Forest College Summer
They are John Newell, of
Frankllnton, Willard C/ Timber
lake and Ida Mae Weathers, both
<>f Youngsville. Lurlyne Wood
ird, of Castalla, and the follow
ng from Louisburg: Betsy Cobb.
?Varon M. Con^ Josephine New
ill. Horace G. Thompson, Helen
Tucker, Dorothy Weldon, Mrs.
Elsa Craig Yarborough.
Newell, a recent high school
graduate, began his college
course at Wake Forest in June
under the accelerated program.
Miss Cobb transferred from
Greensboro College. Miss Newell
from the University of South
Carolina, Miss Tucker from Ilol
lins, Mrs. Yarborough from Uni
versity of North Carolina, and
Misses Weldon and Woodard from
Meredith. The others are regu
lar-session upperclassmen of
Wake Forest College.
Students are enrolled at Wake
Forest this summer from 66
North Carolina counties, 14 states
and 32 colleges. v
R. N. Crawford of Morven likes
small grains for grazing and feed
ing because they save labor, time
and hay, and take the place of
Washington, July 11. ? The
submarine 8-28, 20-year-old
veteran of w the underseas fleet,
lias been lost during training
exercises with all of her per
sonnel of about 00 officers and
The Navy said today that she
went down from an accident
caused in water so deep that
salvage will be impossible.
"Hope has been abandoned
for the recovery of the missing
personnel," the announcement
An Investigation is being
made, the Navy said, to deter
mine the exact cause of the
sinking, somewhere in the Paci
The H-28, 25th submarine
lost since the war started and
102nd United States war ves
sel lost In the same period, was
commanded by Lieutenant Com
mander Jack Gordon Campbell,
29, native of Chicago. His wife,
Mrs. Jean Brooks Campbell,
now live in Groton, Conn.
GET FOR 44-45
DEFERS ACTION ON
COLLEGE REQUEST SOR
RETURN OF TAXES
Board Raises Many Salar
ies Letter of Sympathy to
Mrs. Yarborough; Do
nates to Fire Companies;
Receives Reports; Budget
The Board of County Commis
sioners met in regular session on
Monday, July 3rd, 1944 in the
Commissioners room, with all
The minutes for the May meet
ing were read and approved.
Mr. K. B. Stallings 'appeared
before the Board and asked that
the County sell him the 10 Davis
lots, situated in the village of'
New Hope and owned by the|
County of Franklin for $50 an
acre. The Board appointed Com.
Pearce and Com. Joyner as a
committee to investigate said
lots and make a report to the
Board. Mr. Pearce asked that
the same committee be allowed
to investigate two Roe lots situa
ted in the Township of Franklin
ton. Request granted.
Mrs. J. F. Mitchiner, Supt.
Welfare made the following re
commendations to the Board:
That Fred Hockaday be put on
Blind List and be allowed $11.00
month from Welfare Dept. That
Uoldie Wright be put on Blind
list and be allowed $13.00 month
from Welfare Department.
The following was ordered to
be put on outside Poor list, all
at $4.00 per month: Cal Wobd,
Hattie Bowen. Pearnell Patter
son, Garfield Wilkins and Wilbur
Mr. Tom Wilson appeared be
fore the Board and stated that a
'rabies infected dog/killed one of
t Ills hogs. Hog weighed from 175
; to 200 lbs. Mr. Leslie Tharring
ton, Com. Harvey Bartholomew
and Mr. I. M. Inscoe were ap
pointed by the Board to make In
vestigation ? according to the law
land make a report to the Board.
Eugene Foster, tilendie Taylor
and Horace Rodwell requested a
! (correction on land listed double
on tax list and same was ordered
corrected as follows: Motion by
Dean and second by Com. Pearce
and duly carried that Mr. Boone,
Tax Supervisor, be authorized to
correct the double listing of said
lots, and that tax collector be re
lieved of collecting same for
1943, and drawbacks issued
Motion by Com. Bartholomew
and second by Com. Pearce and
duly carried that the County At-|
torney write to Mrs. Mattie B. ?
Yarborough a letter of sympathy
on account of the death of Dr. :
Yarborough, former County;
Health Officer. It was further:
ordered that said letter of sympa
thy be recorded In the Minutes of
the County Commissioners Book
and a copy furnished to the
FRANKLIN TIMES. The letter
County of Franklin
Louisburg, North Carolina!
July 7th, 1944
Mrs. Mattie B. Yarborough
Louisburg, North Carolina
Dear Mrs. Yarborough:
I have been requested by the
Board of County Commissioners
to express to you their profund
sympathy In connection with the
death of your husband, Dr. R. F.
Dr. Yarborough contributed us
much as any other man to the
welfare and development of
Franklin County. His service to
the community will long be re
membered by all who knew him.
I am directed to send a copy of
this letter to' the Register of
Deeds to be spread upon the
Minutes of the Board of County
Commissioners, and also to send
a copy to the FRANKLIN TIMES
With sincere best wishes, I am
Yours very truly,
JOHN F. MATTHEWS.
Motion by Com. Bartholomew
and second by Com. Pearce and
duly carried that John F. Mat-1
thews, County Attorney, be in
structed to notify National Sure
ty Co. of claim by J. A. Huff of
Frankllnton, N. C. for Ten Dol
lars $10.00) alleged to have been
paid to Geo. N. Stell, Tax Collec
tor and not accounted for to the
Mr. J. W. Bunn, Attorney, and
Mr. T. W. Brewer, Trustee for
Wake Forest College and Mere
dith College appeared before the
Board requesting release of taxes
due the County for 1933 through
(Continued on Page Four)
Supreme Headquarters, Allied
I Expeditionary Force, Wednesday,
jJuly 12. ? American troops, in a.
powerful, new offensive supported
I by hundreds of big guns and dire
bombers, smashed to within two
miles of St Lo yesterday, conquer
ing heights dominating that mid
INormandy communications center
'and imperilling the entire Ger
man western flank
West of St. Lo the Americans
steadily pushed the enemy back,
'onto Lessay, German coastal an
chor five miles south of captured
La Haye du Puits, an Allied com
munique sai(J. Front dispatches
said1 the Americans were only
three miles from Lessay and with
i in four miles of Periers, another
important Junction on the Lessay
St. Lo road.
On the eastern end of the blaz
ing Normandy front, British and
Canadian troops gave up some
grounds southwest of Caen near
the Orne River, while nprtheast
of fallen Caen the British ham
mered out new gains. "Crucifir
Hill," five miles southwest of
Caen, had changed hands several
times, but at last reports still
was in British control and a num
ber of German tanks had bben
Local Allied Gains
"Local Allied gains" also were
made near Hottot-les-Bagues, a.
few miles south of Tilly and 13
miles west* of Caen, a communi
Rome, July 11. ? Fifth Army
French troops, their advance
spearheaded by American tanks,
were within 20 miles of Florence
tonight and Lt. Gen. Mark W.
Clark's forces were fighting their
way against everything the Ger
mans could offer along three riv
er valleys leading, to the Arno
River, water barrier guarding the
front of the enemy's "Gothic
Line" of defenses.
Terific German gunfire slowed
Lt. Gen. Sir Oliver Leese's Eighth
Army around Arezzo, live-way
highway Junction northeast of
Lake Trasimeiio, but some of his
troops swung far to the north
west to capture Castel di Groglio
and San Regolo, 26 miles south
southeast of Florence and within
jlO miles of the southward course
of the Arno in central Italy.
Northeast of the Eighth Army
spearhead, French forces paced
by American tanks were the clos
est of any of the Allied armies
to Florence. After heavy fight
ing, they seized Hill 634, key ob- *
servation point overlooking the
Pesa River less than 20 miles
from Florence, joining the Aruo
River about 11 miles west of tha
London, July 11. ? Moscow an
nounced tonight that the method
ical round-up of German rem
nants trapped east of Minsk had
been completed while other So
viet forces continued their battle
of annihilation against Nazi
troops encircled In Wtlno.
Official figures on the toll of
German casualties resulting from
the Nazis' headlong flight from.
Minsk were not disclosed, but tho
broadcast Russian communique
said that more than 2,000 pris
oners were taken in the final day
of the mopping up operations east
of the White Russian capital,
raising the unofficial day-to-day
tabulation of German killed and
wounded in the area of approxi
Steady progress in the west
ward offensive was indicated all
along the 350-mlle central front,,
with 400 populated places being
taken during the day, although
no startling new Soviet gains
Near East Prussia
Already within 60 miles o?
East Prussia and little more than.
100 miles -from the Baltic sea
port of Riga, capital of Latvia,
the Russian armies threatened
hourly to break through the Na
zis' crumbling defenses.
Ot Wilno, where fighting has
been in progress for four days
with the Nazis using its narrow,
winding streets to the fullest de
fensive advantage, the Moscow
communique said "Our troops
continued the annihilation of Iso
lated enemy groqps in the cen
ter of Wilno."
Pearl Harbor, July 11. ? Am
erican surface forces maintained
their unremitting pressure again
st Guam on Sunday as they shell
ed the enemy-held former Unit
ed States base for the second con
secutive day. Admiral Chester W.
Nimltz announced today.
The bombardment brought to
eight the number of air and sur
face attacks against the base in
the last six days.
(The sustained offensive again
st Guam indicated that the Am
erican forces might be preparing
to invade the island, who?? cap
ture would protect the American
flank on newly-conquered Salpan,
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