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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, October 18, 1966, Image 1

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Serving All Of Franklin County The FralikMn Times Published Every Tuesday & Thursday tsdav I Thursday Serving Apiculture Industry Education Serving All Of Franklin County Tal ?Y 6-3283 Ten Cants Louisburg. N. C . Tuesday. October 18. 1966 (Six Page* Today) 97th Yaar? Number 69 } At Bethel Hill Ceremonies Pictured above, left, Judge Gaither M. Beam and G. M. Beam, Jr. standing beside the marker unveiled in ceremonies In Person County Sunday in memory of Judge Beam's parents. At right, Mrs. Gladys Beam Bailey of Loulsburg and Mrs. Beryl Beam Smith of Richmond, Va. are shown with Judge Beam at the marker. All three are children of John and Mollte Beam, founders of Bethel Hill Institute. Photos courtesy of G. M. Beam, Jr. Beams Honored At Bethel Hill Sunday Local members of the Beam temlly participated In cere monies In Person County Sun day honoring Rev. and Mrs John Alexander Beam, found ers of Bethel Hill Institute there. Judge Galther M. Beam, son of the Institute Founders, was the principal speaker. Judge Beam spoke to the large group gathered In the Bethel Hill High School Auditorium. He related some of his boyhood experiences while living with his parents at the Institute and spoke generally on the subject at success. "Every member of the Beam family appreciates the efforts of the Person County Histori cal Society and any concerned In making this moment possi ble," Beam said at the Bethel Hill School auditorium. "We hope that we can express our appreciation by carrying out the foundation laid by our parents." He continued by pointing out the motto of the Bethel Hill lnstlture, founded In 1888 by Rev. Beam. "Train the heart as well as the head." As the theme for his address, he ex pounded upon the definition or sucess, saying that apprecia tion Is essential to success. "Appreciation Is an large part of success as Is courtesy," he said. I think a person who Selling Time Is Reduced On Local Market A three-hour dally schedule of selling hours begins today and will continue through the week on the Loulsburg tobacco market. Monday's sale was four and a half hours. The schedule Is applicable to all ten markets of the Middle Belt In an effort to relieve congestion Inredrylng plants. Eastern Carolina markets sold Monday for three hours, but on Tuesday and the ?re mainder of the week will have four hours of selling time dally. The advisory market ing committee and the execu tive committee of the Bright Belt Warehouse Association, which set up the new program, is scheduled to meet again next Thursday night to chart the sales schedule for next week. William Boone, Sales Super vlser of the Loulsburg To bacco Market , reported this morning that the local ware houses had sold 811,465 pounds of leaf last Thursday, Friday. and Monday. The sales brought $524,127.41 for an average of $64.59. Dr. Wayland To Speak The Brotherhood of Sandy Creek Baptist Church will have a supper on Thursday night of this week at the church. Following the supper, Dr. John Wayland, Professor of Religious Education at South eastern Seminary will speak (o the group. All members are urged to attend. spreads Joy and encouragement Is successful. In the true sense of the word." Judge Beam was Introduced by Maury' Fontaine, an alumni of the Institute, who said lnhls're marks of the Rev. and Mrs. Beam, "They had a vision when they opened the -Institute and worked steadily toward the ful fillment of their aspirations for the welfare and benefit of any who studied at the Institute." The program followed a pic nic for guests and members of the Beam family. Rev. C. N Kerley, Pastor of Bethel Hill Baptist Church, gave the invocation. John C. Pawes, Principal of Bethel Hill wel corned the group Music for the program was presented by Patsy Beam Shotwell and Sandy Beam, children of the late Dr. Hugh Beam who once practiced In Franklin Couiity. He died In 1050. The Bethel Hill Alumni group also sang. As a climax to the day's activities, a marker was pre sented and unveiled designat ing the area where the Beams lived and the location of the Institute. The marker was presented by Mrs. R. Bailey Fluke of Alexandria, Vs., the' former Rachel Anne Ballsy, daughter of Mrs. Gladys Bal- * ley of Loulsburg. Mrs. Bailey Is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Beam, founders of the Institute. Mrs. Fluke Is their granddaughter. The marker was unveiled by Barbara Anne and Thomas Beam, daughter and son of G. M. (Buddy) Beam, Jr. of Loulsburg, grandson of See BEAMS Page 6 Board Corrects Appointment Error r ? The Board of County Commis sioners met here last Friday to correct an error In the re cent appointment of Kenneth Braswell to replace Lee Murray as County Accountant. Murray had 'resigned effective Dec ember 1 to accept a position in Wake County. Braswell, present Tax Supervisor was named to replaced Murray, ef fective October 19. The dif ference In the dates was first set to allow Murray to take leave days which he h^d ac cumulated. It was discovered that, under this procedure, the county would have two County Accountants at the same time. The Commissi oners approved a motion to changc Braswell's appointment to December 1. Murray will continue at his duties until that date. He Is expected to be paid (or the days he hacj earned In vacation time. The Board also received a let ter from H. C. Stansbury, Se cretary to the North Carolina State Board of Assessment re leasing the Board's decision In a case brought by Mrs. ?!el vln Holmes seeking an appeal from the value placed on pro perty owned In the county by her. The Board sustained the County Commissioners on the assessment - of a three-acre tract one title north of Louls burg on U. S. 401. Mr. & Miss Louisburg & Court; JUpreieMattre* for Mr. and MUl Loulaburf High School from the tour high achool classes and their campaign managers arc, front row', left to right, Beth Johnson ami Phillip Robertson, Sophomore; Yvonne Dlclcerson and Leon Dlllard, Senior; Ann Merrttt and Craig Sledge, Junior. Back row: Betsy May, Brian Rogers, Bet tie Lavender, Mike Fuller, Margo Raynor ?nd Charlie Hobgood, Mr. end Miss Loulsburg High, and the Freshman representatives, Betty Sue Radford, Mike Wrenn, Susan Pleasants and Parker Lumpkin. The Beams Were Parents Of Education In Person County Cermonles held last Sunday at Bethel Hill School In Per son County honored the memory of Rev and Mrs. J. A. Beam, parents of Judge Calther M. Beam and Mrs. Gladys Bailey of Loulsburg and Mrs. Beryl Beam Smith of Richmond, Va. The Beams have been referred to as "parents of Person County education". Rev. John Alexander Beam, a native of Cleveland County, went to the Bethel Hill Community In 1886 following his graduation as a Baptist minister from Wake Forest College the year before. At 29, Rev. Beam decided to combine his ministry with teaching and started by purchasing the Old Flat River Academy. He renamed It Bethel Hill Institute, a name which has to become synony mous with John Beam. The young minister-educator advertised in the newspapers of the day, "If your want an education, come to Bethel Hill. If you have no money come anyway". In 1888, the struggling young Instructor was Joined by a native of Blelnhelm, S. C. Educated at Oxford College and graduated In 1885 at the age of 17, Miss Mollle Lucas began what was to be an lllustrous 58 year service In ed catlon In Person County. More Important, however, Miss Lucas and Rev. Beam wed In 1889 and became a team, under whose direction Bethel Hl'll grew and prospered for many years. "The little two-room building gave way to a splendid building of goodly proportions and architectural beauty," according to The Roxboro Courier Times. It opened with a mortgage on the Beam home, five dollars In money and the t good will of the community and faith. Records show an enrollment in 1898-97 of 30 boys and 27 girls and In 1903-04, a student body of 74 boys and 41 girls, Is shown. Disaster struck In 1905 In the form of a destructive (ire. The building burned to the ground. Rev. and Mrs. Beam moved to Leaksvllle and later to Danville, Va. where he was business manager ol Averett College. Mrs. Beam became an Instructor. The Beams returned to Person County when the new Bethel Hill High School was erected on the same site as the old Institute. Mrs. Beam was named Principal of the school and Rev. Beam was named Superintendent of Schools of Person County. Sixteen years later, Rev. Beam retired fromthe position due to ^11 health. Mrs. Beam became his successor and was the first woman to ever hold the position of Superintendent of Schools In North Carolina. Miy-Beam died In 1928 and Mrs. Beam returned to the class room, of which she had said, " I prefer the role of Just plain teacher as I miss the direct contact with the boys and girls 1 love". Mrs. Beam retired at the age of 79 In 1942. Not Including eight years of substitute teaching, she had completed SB years of service to education at her death In 1951. The Institute was located "In the fine tobacco growing section of the hill country five miles from Dennlston, Va. and near Woodsdale, N. C. The attractive scenery' 't so said the catalog df 1903. A Marker was unveiled In "the hill country" Sunday afternoon by two great-grandchildren from Loulsburg. It will stand as a tribute to two people who dedicated their lives to helping others. May it last forever In the "pure ' air and attractive scenery". Red Cross Meeting Shown above Is a (roup meeting here Monday night to map plans to retain the local Red Chapter In the county. Pictured left to right are: Dr. Cortland Smith, Warren W. Smith, Chapter Chairman; A. F. Johnson, Publicity Chair man; Wallace Tlppett, Drive Chairman; Mrs. Bill Perry, Mrs. Pit Palmer, Mrs. D. R. Saunders, Mrs. Marfaret Holmes, Mrs. Neva Fuller, Mrs. Helen Stephenson, Mr. R. N. Hartley, Volunteer Territorial Fund Chairman; Dick Collie and Arthur D. Paradeses, Field Representative. Staff photo by Clint Fuller. Group Maps Plans For Red Cross Drive A {roup of local Interested citizens met here Monday night to formulate plans for a fund drive In an effort to retain the local chapter of the American . Red Cross In the county. Superintendent of Schools Warren W. Smith, Chapter Chairman, called the meeting, the second In recent wieks, at the local school office. The group agreed) to stage a drive for funds totaling some over 12,000 which are needed If the chapter Is to remain active in the area. Wallac* Tlppett, local farm Implement dealer, was named Fund D^lve Chairman and chalrmen\for many commu nities In u? county were se lected. Aitong those named Democrats To Hold Rally At Wilson Washington ? Congreaaman L. H. Fountain (Dam. -2nd District, N. C.) announced to* day that tha Sacond Congres alonal District Democratic Rally will be held In Wilson, North Carolina, on October 20 at 4:30 p.m. In tha American Laclon Hall on U. S. 301. Tha dlstlnfulshad and highly reapected United Stataa Sena tor, Sam J. Ervln, Jr., will be tha featured speaker at the rally. Among tha parsons expected to attend are Oovernor Dan K. Moore, members of tha Coun cil of Stata, other State offi cials, and Congreaaman L. H. Fountain. * were John Neal, Centervllle; Dick Collie, Cedar Rock; Mrs. Margaret Holmes, Bunn; Ar thur Hall, Youngsvllle; Rev. Lloyd Jackson, Frankllnton* and Dr. Cortland Smith, Loultburg Asher Johnson was named Rogers Case Moved To Recorder's Court The assault cases against Frankllnton City Schools Su perintendent Fred W. Rogers have been moved again. The latest maneuver has the case back In Franklin County Re corder's Court, where It ap peared Initially following the alleged Incidents on Septem ber 23. Rogers Is accused of assaul ting two Frankllnton youths In a parking lot at Loulsburg High School while the annual Frankllnton -Loulsburg foot bell game was In progress. Warrants were sworn by pa rents of Charles D. Smith, IS, and Melvln D. Hayes, IT, both of Frankllnton. The case originally moved from Recorder's Court td Loulsburg Mayor's Court was scheduled for trial last Mon day night. An appeal by de fense attorney Hill Yar borough to Mayor V. A. Peoples resulted In a one week postponement. Resche duled for trial last night, the case was ordered moved to the higher court by Peoples following a request for re moval by the defendant. It Is now scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, October 25, before Judge Galther M. Beam. Mrs. Hobgood Named To Morehead Committee Mrs. Hamilton H. Hobfood was recently named to mem barahlp on the Franklin County Morehead Selection Commlt tae. Charles Yarboroufh, Chairman of the Committee, announced that the appoint ment of Mrs. Hobfood In creases the membership of the (roup to ten persona. The other members of the Committee are John A. Moore, President of Sterling Mills in Prankllnton, John W. King, \ former Clerk of the Franklin County Superior Court, Eliza beth Johnaon, member of the Mathematics Department of the Loulsburt Collet e faculty, Dr. Carey Perry of Perry Meddera Clinic, Edward F. Yar bo rough, Loulaburg Attor ney, Dr. Cecil W. Robblna, President of the Flrat Cltlaena Bank and Truat Com pany, Bland a Prultt, local bualneaaman, and Charles See COMMITTEE Pace ? I " Publicity Chairman. Named to" Johnson's commltte* were Rev. Walter McDonald, vet eran Red Cross leader and Clint Fuller. The drive Is slated to start ' .early In November and Tlppett said he would have further announcements pertalnlnf to It at a later date. Body Of . Missing Man Found The body of Charles Llnwood (Doodle) Edwards, 30, of Wake Forest, missing since October 7, was found Sunday In his car In the woods near Youngsvllle In Franklin County. Franklin County Coroner James Edwards of Loulsburg said there was no Indication of foul play. He said a ruling on the death was being held up pending receipt ot an au topsy report. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at RoleevlUe Baptist Church by Rev. Earl Hayoea. Inter ment will be In Rolecvllle Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Perry Edwards; three children, Charles L. Edwards, Jr., Sylvia Deniae Edwards and Margaret Ann Edwards, all of the home;., Ms mother, Mrs. Alta -KOWW.'rf Route 1, Youngsvllle; fire sisters, Mrs. Eva Dell of Kins ton, (trs. N. B. Height Qt Long Island, N. Y., Mrs. Richard Pearce of Route t, Wake Forest, Mrs. See man Page t

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