The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, March 03, 1964, Image 1
Weather Partly cloudy and mild today. Chance of few showers. Low, 51; high, 63. Wednesday, partly cloudy and continued mild. The Franklin Times Comment Just because a man has an axe to grind does not make him a woodsman. Published Every Tuesday & Thursday Serving All Of Franklin County Tel SY 6-3283 Five Cents Louisburg. N C., Tuesday, March 3, 1964 (Eight Page* Today) 95th Year? Number 2f Edward Best Wins Tournament Above is scene as Edward Best Girls copped the Tourna ment Championship Friday night. The jubilant winners had just defeated the Conference Cham pion Epsoni Girls, 37-27 to win theii; second Tour.nfey crown in a row. ' Epsom girls are seen at far right.being consoled by , Coach William Matthews. Conference And Tourney Champs The Championship Gold Sand boys are shown above after they copped the Tournament title Sa turday night, defeating Louis burg, 54-45 in the finals. The Blue Devils had already won the Conference crown. Shown standing, left to right, Coach Jimmy O'Neal, Ricky Edwards, Danny Radford, Russell Gupton, Johnny Sturges, Phil Evans, Randy Bowers, Everett Pernell, DonnieWest. Front row, left to right, Bill Hight, Tommy Leon ard, Freddie Edwards, Mike Tharrington, Jerry Lancaster and Kenneth Clark. -Photo by Dick Burnette. Edward Best Girls; Gold Sand Boys Win Tournament Titles The Conference Champion Gold Sand boys won the Frank lin County Tournament Cham pionship Saturday night as they downed a scrappy ''Louisburg squad, 54-45. The second place Edward Best girls won the Tournament crown from Con ference Champion Epsom Friday night, 37- 27. The 13 game event ended Saturday wlth J3?nn beating Ed ward Best~-59>-49 In a close consolation game, followed by the Championship contest. Bunn placed third In the Tournament with this win. Johnny Alford, President of the County League and Princi pal of Edward Best, thanked the many people that had helped in the affairs of the week as he in troduced Warren "W. Smith, Supt. of Franklin County Schools, following the final game. Smith presented the trophies and awards and Intro duced Mrs. Wiley F? Mitchell of Youngsvllle, widow '6f_ the late County Superintendent, who presented the Wiley F. Mitchell trophies to the most outstand ing boy and girl player In the Tournament. In Thursday night's action, Edward Best girls defeated the Gold Sand girls, 46-35, to gain a berth in the championship game. The Gold Sand boys won their semifinal game over Edward Best, 70-52 to go In to the championship game. Friday night, Louisburg boys defeated the Bunn boys, 70-63 in what many said was the best game of the weekl The win moved Louisburg into the Championship game against Gold Sand. ? ? Gold Sand's victory in the final game gave them both Con ference and Tournament Cham pionships. This means that Epsom, second place fiTrtsh ers in the Coherence, will be in the District DI Playoffs in Rockv Mount. Epsom will play Thursday night, March 5th, at 8:30 in Rocky Mount and will meet the Wake County Champs. Gold Sand will play Friday night, March 6, at 8:30 against the winner of Vance County "BM and Granville County. (See TOURNAMENT Page 8) Warning The management of Highland Memory Gardens Issued a warning to the public, today, against being on the premises after sundown. Persons vio lating this request will be guilty of trespassing, the spokesman said. The management stated that It had become necessary to patrol the cemetery because of the large number using the property as a public parking place. Voter League Gets National 1 Recognition The Louisburg Provisional League of Women Voters has received official recognition as ] a local League, according to Mrs. Robert J. Phillips, Presi dent of the national organizat ion. Mrs. Phillips notified the local griyip that they had satis factorily completed their re quirements and can now take action on Issues which they as i a group had studied and reached : a position. A local League spokesman said. "Acceptance as a full ; fledged League will enable us to offer Increased voter services activitie^-? The i spokesman indicated that one ' voter service activity could be the meeting of candidates prior to the May Primary here. The local League had com pleted an intensive local survey which will be published and dis tributed throughout Loulsburg. As an outgrowth of this survey, members will adopt a local study Item at their annual meet ing in March. The local women have also made a study of state and national programs. Supply Store Hit In Latest Robbery Here Co. Education Board Sets Graduation The Franklin County Board of Education set June 4, 1964 as Graduation Day In Franklin j County Schools, In Its regular meeting Monday. The Board declined to require attendance on Saturdays as a means of making up lost days and con tinued the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays unless i more bad weather causes atten dance on these days. Warren W. Smith, Board Secretary, announced that bids would be opened In his office on Thursday April 2, for the Gold Sand Cafeteria con "Stnictlon. it Is expected that bldsN^mi be advertised for the new Riverside Cafeteria this month. The Board vbt^d to continue Its policy of hlrln^flo teachers with a"B" certtflcatebe^lnnUg this coming school jrear, either' In an emergency. The BoaM had announced this policy three years ago and set the next term as the starting date In an effort to allow time for county "B" certificate holders to pull them up to an "A". School openings for the next school term were decided upon by the Board. Schools In the Franklin County System will open on August 26 and 27 for the teachers, students will attend on the 28th for orient ation. The first school day will be Monday August 31. County School Clinics Set Pre-School Clinics have been scheduled as follows: White Schools i Youngsvllle ? Monday, March 9th at 9:30 a.m.; Edward Best Elementary ? Friday, March 20th at 9:30 a.m.: Bunn ? Wedneday, April 1st, at 9:00 a.m.; Gold Sand ? Monday, April 6th, at 9:30 a.m.; Louis burg (at Health Center) ? Wed- , nesday, April 8th, 9:00 a.m.; Epsom ? Friday,, April 10th, , at 9:30 a.m.; Frankllnton ? . Friday, Aprjjl 17th, at 9:30a.m. Colored Schools Riverside-Wednesday- March 11th, at 9:00 a.m.; Youngsvllle --Friday, March 13th, at 3:30 i a.m.; Cedar Street ? Wednes day, March 18th, at 9:30 a.m.; Perrys ? Friday, April 3rd, ; at 9:00 a.m.; Gethsemane -- i Monday, April 13th, at 9:00 a. m. ; Mapleville ?Wednesday, April 15th, at 9:30 a.m.; B. F. ; Person - Albion -- Monday, April 30th, at 9:00 a.m. If your child will enroll Ui the first grade this fall you are , urged to bring him/her to the i clinic. Moore To Hold Rally Friday Campaign headquarters today announced that a rally on the occasion of Dan K. Moore's of ficial filing for Governor will be held on Friday, March 6th, beginning at 4 p.m. Mrs, Arch Wilson has charge of the tickets locally for the Barbecue dinner, which Is . scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. I as a part of the activities. I The spokesman stated that ] the Champion Paper Square ] Dance Team, from Canton, will I Thieves entered the Strickland Auto Supply store on Bickett i Boulevard Saturday night. Crowell Strickland, operator of ; the business reported, "They tore the safe up, but didn't get ' in it." He added, "They took around $25 out of the open cash Irawer in the frontof the store." The break in was discovered ' :iround 3 a.m . Sunday morning by Town Patrolman Kyle Prince. He called Patrolman Charlie Lambert to assist,: Damaged Safe The StricJkJamd Auto safe shown above af- ? ter being worked o*er by thugs in an early Sunday morning Nb<eak in here. They failed to open the safe, butxtook $25 from an openi cash register. -TimesNSUaff Photo. Road Deaths Set At Two State Highway Patrolman D. C. Day said this .week that there have been only two high way fatalities in Frankiln County thus far this year. Day said it had been ruled that John Thomas Bullutk, killed Feb ruary 2, in a single car acci dent near his home in Pine Ridge, suffered a heart at tack causing the accident. Bulluck had been counted as the first road death\of the year. Bud Bunn, 44-yeah^ld Nqgro man, died Sunday, FeoV ruary 23, In a single car acci dent near Pearce's. He was the first road fatality of the year. A six-year-old Negro boy. was killed in front of his home on Highway 401 early Wednesday morning to become the second of the year. in the investigation. The robbers gaineii entry by knocking out a window sash in a rear door at the establishment. They failed to dislodge a locked bar across the door and climbed through the window, when they could not open the door. The safe was located in the the office at the rear of the building and was lighted. The thieves made a concentrated ef fort to get inside the safe by chipping away the bottom of the safe with screwdrivers and a hammer. They apparently brought no tools of their own and used tools in the building. They were unsuccessful In their at tempt to enter the safe; Strick land reported there was no money in the safe at the time anyway. Company personnel theorized that the Intruders crawled from the rear to the front of the build ' ing and .without raising their heads above the counter reached into an open cash register drawer and took the money there. They left a small amount. Strickland said nothing else was missing that he could de termine. A flashlight was found that was belffcved used by the robbers. No fingerprints were found, leading to the belief that the thieves wore gloves. Strick land complimented the Louis burg Police force for discover ing the; break in so soon. He reported that he was at the s^uslness as late as 10:30 Sa tufttay night. The robbery was discoV??ed around 3 leaving about foiTixhours in which the entry could n^ve been made. The Louisburg Pt*llce Depart ment is continuing ltVjnvesti gation. France won't recognise EasK Germany. Martha Chadwlck Local Girl Selected To Dist. Finals Miss Martha Chadwick, laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nor man Chadwick, ha3 been se lected as a District Two Final ist for the Katherlne Smith Reynolds Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. District Two em braces nine counties: Edge combe, Franklin, Greene, Hall fax, Lenoir, Northampton, Vance, Warren and Wilson. Two finalists were selected from District Two to appear before the Scholarship Committee in Greensboro on March 5 when one wlLL Jje selected as the re cipient of the $1,200.00 yearly scholarship for four years. Scholastic ability and attain ment, evidence of moral force of character including truth fulness, courage, devotion to duty, unselfishness and consi deration for others, capacity to lead and to take Interest in fellow students were the bases for eligibility. Martha, a senior atLouisburg High School, is valedictorian of her class, member of Beta Club, Basketball Team, Majo rette, Miss Louisburg High School, Girl State Represen tative, Secretary of Teen Democratic Club of Franklin County, recipient of D.A.R. Ci tizenship award, and partici pates in many other school ac tivities. Fire Call The Louisburg Fire Depart ment answered a call Saturday afternoon on S. Main St. to a late model car that had caught fire under the hood. The fire was caused, to a backfire of the engine, according to Carl Pernell, local Fireman. An unidentified mechanic had smothered the flame by time the Firemen arrived and no damage was reported. Royal Man Wins Grand Prize In Contest The Mystery Merchant contest snded Saturday with six more winners In the weekly guessing ot the' Mystery Merchant Silhouettes and the Grand Prize winner of 1 100. Mr. Jack H. Fergerson of Rt. i Loulsburg won the Grand Prize consisting of 48 cer tificates worth a total of JlOdr His name was drawn from thousands by Loulsburg Mayor Louis A. Wheless In the Times' office Saturday noon. Sanderford Johnson, Rt. 2 Frankllnton waited at the local 1GA store from 5:30 A.M. to be the first To Identify Russell Boyd, store manager, as one of l^st week's Silhouettes. A1 Goodwin, manager of the Johnson Cotton Co. store here, was the other Mystery Silhouette. He reported the winners of the first two prizes at Johns?B "Cotton Co. were unldentlfl&sL ladles. Woody Yarborough won $3 and Juanlta Gill won the )2 prize at IGA. John Smith, Rt. 2 Louls burg won $2 at Johnson Cotton Co. Fergerson said he and his family had registered at several of the participating merchants during the eight week contest and could not be sure which store produced the winning je on hand and will perform :wlce during the rally. Also, Miss Maria Beale Fletcher, Miss America of 1962, will be ihere. ticket. Registrations had been collected from all 17 businesses Saturday jnorning and placed Tnto one box for the drawing. The Contest, which had run for the past eight weeks, brought several thousand registrations plus 51 winners over the eight week period. Merchants re -ported good response to the pro motion generally and that their customers enjoyed the contest. | Many people guessed the silhouettes each week, but the first to present the winning name to the store envolved was the winner each week. The contest ended weekly on Sat urday morning. Merchants participating in the town wide promotion were: I Johnson Cotton Co., IGA Super j Market, First Citizens Dank & Trust Co., Louisburg Motors, Stewart's Jewelers, Pope's Pleasant's Drug Store, Roses, Economy Auto Supply, Benton Furniture Co., rtpme Furniture Co., Seaboard ^Stores, Inc., Mullen's Dept. -'Store, Quality Furniture Co., Midway Food Store, Louisburg Tire 'Re capping, and 'Town 'N Campus. Mayor Handles Drawing Louisburg Mayor Louis Whe | less, right, is shown with The Times' James Johnson. The mayor drew the winning Mystery Merchant Grand Prize nameSa turday in the Times office. Contest Winner Mr. J. H. Fergerson, right, ? Rt. 1, Louisburg is shown re ceiving the Grand Prize in^the recent Mystery Merphant Con test from Times Editor Clint Fuller. -Times Staff Photo.