The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, August 24, 1967, Image 1
WEATHER Partly cloudy and mild with rain or showers today. Fri day, partly cloudy and warmer with a chance of evening sho wers. Low today, 70; high, upper 70' s. The FraliMin Times Published Every Tuesday & Thursday ^ * Serving All Of Franklin County Your Award Winning County Newspaper Tel. Gy 6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C-, Thursday, August 24, 1967 (Twelve Pages Today) READ 'WHY WE FIGHT IN VIETNAM" PART IV PAGE 4 TODAY 98th Year-Number 54 Staff Photo by Clint FulUr Area Gets Near 5 Inches Of Rain Since Monday Rain we have had. This Is said just In case some might not have looked outside In the past few days. According to Loulsburg weatherman G. O. Kennedy, the rainfall measures 4.08 Inches since Monday's r-eadlng. A quick look out the dust-covered windows reveals we are, at the mo ment, getting more of the same. The scene above depicts a minor collision here Monday afternoon around 6 P.M. during a deluge of rain, at the Intersection of Blckett Blvd. and the Bunn Road. Three persons were Injured, none believed seriously, In the two-car smashup. Sylvester Bry ant, a New York Negro, driver of the car at right, has been charged, with falling to yield the right of way, by Loulsburg police. Two unidentified women passengers were Injured. The car, at left was driven by James H. Gilliam, 29 year old Rt. 2 Loulsburg "man, who was also Injured. Kennedy reports reading thus far this week as follows: Monday 7 A.M. .39 Inches; Tuesday 7 A.M. 1.2 Inches; Wednesday 7 A.M. 1.02 Inches; Thurs day 7 A.M. 1.25 Inches and one hour later, this morning .22 more Inches for a total thus far of 4.08. Since 8 A.M. this morning an almost steady downpour has been experienced here and undoubtedly precipitation will reach above 5 Inches by nightfall today. Thus far there has been no reports of flooding in the county area aod no reports of water damage. No White Students Involved School Board To Assign Negro Students Tonight The Franklin County Board of Edu cation will meet again tonight to con tinue Its study of the federal court order Issued last week which tore down the system's freedom of choice method of school desegregation. The Board, taking first things first, Is working to comply with the order while attorneys prepare an appeal to the Fourth Circuit In Richmond. Work, thus far, has centered around finding and assigning 282 Negro pupils to predominantly white schools. Another 46 have already been assigned under the freedom of choice system. The completion of this portion of the court order Is expected tonight. Each of the five Boari members, represent ing a particular district In the county Is handling the problem In his respec tive district, with the aid of school principals and school office personnel. Some areas will accomplish compliance by drawing In certain bus routes while some others are assigning pupils nearest to the particular school. Under the court order, no white children are required to be assigned to Negro schools. Rumors to this effect have disturbed a number of parents In the county resulting in numerous phone calls to school of ficials. Parents of Negro children to be reassigned to predominantly white schools will be Informed by letter within the next few days. School office personnel are already busy readying the letters as fast as stu dents are selected by the respective Board members. Meanwhile, at least one mobile class room has arrived on the Loulsburg High School campus, with a possible second unit to come. Two mobile units are to be stationed at Bunn School. Loulsburg and Bunn Schools are to get the largest number of transfer students under the court or der. Teacher assignments will get prime attention once the Board completes the task of assigning the BBS Negro students to schools. Some teacher positions are expected to be filled by late arrivals as principals are searching for those willing to cross racial lines. The court ordered that at least two white teachers be as signed to each Negro school and at least two Negro teachers be assigned to predominantly white schools. Attorneys tor the Board are ex pected to (lie within the week, a pe tition (or a stay o( the order along with notice o( appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court. Chle( Attorney E. F. Yarborough has said that the Board will exhaust every legal avenue to save the (reedom o( choice plan o ( assignment In the county system. Meanwhile, the U. S. OHice o( Ed ucation is requiring Frankllnton City Schools to advertise (or transfer stu dents (rom the all Negro B. F. Person Albion School to attend Frankllnton High School, predominantly white. Old And New Mingle As College Starts 181st Year Time-honored traditions will mingle with modern lnovatlons when students arrive her Sunday to mark the 181st opening of Loulsburg College. Fresh men, ninety percent of whom have been pre-reglstered will move onto the college campus Sunday to begin another year at the local Methodist Institution, oldest Junior College In the country. Classes will begin on Thursday, Aug ust 31, after second-year students arrive on Wednesday, August 30. EARLY SEMESTER PLAN The opening marks the beginning of what Is popularly termed the Early Semester Plan. For the first time In Its history, Loulsburg College will operate on this plan. The opening date Is two weeks earlier than usual and the first semester will be ended on December 19. Students will not be faced with a holiday followed by exams this year. All exams and, Indeed all work , will be completed before the end comes on the 19th. The second semester will start on January 14. Dean John York said the new plan has several advantages. He named two. "First", he stated, "It elim inates two weeks of classes followed by exams after the Christmas holi days and second, it gives the admin- ~ lstratlon time to take stock and effic iently plan for the second semester." The new system also moves Com mencement date up to May 19, 1968 and will consist of five days of classes Instead of the five and a half day week as before. There will be no Thanksgiving holiday. "Turkey will be served here", says David Daniel, College Director of Public Affairs. York reports there will be two breaks of semester vacations. The first will come on October 25 and the se cond will come on March 16. Each will afford students and faculty two and a half days plus a weekend in which to rest in mid-term. FIVE-DAY SCHEDULE The five-day schedule, which elim inates Saturday morning classes, will have 50 minute classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, and 75 min ute classes on Tuesday and Thursday. The days will be longer but the week will be shorter, it was explained. "This will give us a better balanced schedule for both faculty and students," said Dr. Cecil W. Robblns, College President. OTHER INNOVATIONS Daniel announced other unique Inno vations. He said the formation of the Inter-Club Council 0CC) was one. This organisation is to be made up of student leaders and will bring to Union Seeks Election At Louisburg Sportswear Plant A hearing by an officer of the Na tional Labor Relations Board was held here Wednesday morning on a petition by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America seeking a vote ?o represent workers at the Loulsburg Sportswear plant here. Miss Clara Whiteside, hearing officer from Winston-Salem, presided. She stated the hearing was being held because of a petition by the ACW ask ing to represent production and main tenance employees of the local plant. Most of the proceedings were taken up by questions aimed at determining which plant employees are to be eli gible to vote In the election, once one Is ordered. Of employees discussed by Sportswear attorney Richard Keenano< Kullman and Lang, law firm of New Orleans, La., and Miss Patricia Eames, of New York representing the Union, only four remained in contention as the hearing ended shortly before noon. The hearing was attended by plant manager Sam Vlck and manufacturing manager Jerry Costa, representing the plant. Efforts to unionise the local plant, which located here in 1962, have been rumored for the past several weeks. According to reports, the ACW re presentative was sent here by request of some employees of the plant. Thirty signatures were needed to call the bearing- which took place Wednesday. There are approximately 200 em ployees at Sportswear expected to be eligible to vote If the NLRB rules that a vote is to be held. Pamphlets and leaflets have been passed out to plant employees on several occasions, according to re ports. Company officials say they will oppose any efforts to unionize the plant. Local business and civic leaders have also privately voiced opposition to un ion efforts here. A motion by Sportswear attorney to have the petition dismissed is to be taken under consideration, according to Miss Whiteside, and the plant attorney was granted a delay In order that he could file a brief with the NLRB. He was given until September 5 In which to do so. Miss Whiteside said the final deci sion would be made by the Region 11 Director and would probably be forth coming in one to two weeks after the September 8 deadline for filing com pany brief*. It is understood that a sixty day period would be allowed before an election. Reporters were led to be lieve that it is already a certainty that an election will be ordered. It Is also understood that union re presentatives will launch a vigorous campaign prior to any elections. Many citizens are voicing concern over the situation recalling union and labor troubles In neighboring Henderson a few years ago. In that controversy, homes were fired upon, rocks were thrown and a number of workers were thrown out of Jobs. The union finally disbanded, with some leaders being Jailed and a number o f workers left without Jobs and union support. the campus popular artists, some In residence for as much as a week, In a series dubbed "The Coffee- House Series". Activities will also Include foreign and domestic films and lecture programs. Dr. Robblns and Daniel explained, "This is not to be compared with the College Cultural Program headed by Mr. Allen deHart which is for the College and the public. ICC is for the entertainment and social activities of the students only". York, with his fingers crossed, said he felt that the pre-reglstratlon would eliminate the mad rush usually ex perienced on the first day. Students and parents have visited the campus this summer to attend to the things usually left for the opening day arri Begins Another Year vals. York explained that students living great distances away were not required to pre-register. "Thursday morning we want to be in class In business", York commented. Staff Photo by Clint FulUr Other new additions, as announced by Daniel Include Sophomore Seminars, which was explained as being for a se See COLLEGE Page 8 Beckham To Head Stickley Draft William T. (Bill) Beckham of Louis burg has been named Franklin County Chairman of the Draft Stickley for Governor Committee. Beckham, an active Republican, Is Food Services manager at Louisburg College. William E. Cobb of Morganton, in making the announcement, quoted Beck ham as saying, "I know Jack Stickley Franklinton Schools To Operate Short Schedule (Frk. B.W.) R. B. Gordon, superin tendent of Franklinton City Schools, announced Wednesday that Franklinton High School and B. F. Person-Albion School will operate on a short schedule iur uw urn iwg wccw ui svhuvi. time of each day's schedule was not announced and parents are urged to check with the school for further de tails. Teachers In the Frankllnton City Schools will begin work on Monday August 28. A teacher's meeting has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on August 28 In the Frankllnton High School Auditorium. Pupils will attend school from 8:20 a.m. ..to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, for orientation, placement, registration, and organization. No lunch will be served on Wednesday. Bus drivers will meet with their principals on Tuesday, August 29, at 10:45 a.m. at their respective school. After the meeting, the bus drivers will go to the Franklin County Garage to get their buses. Drivers will be ex pected to furnish their own transpor tation to Loulsburg. Except for neces sary changes, the bus routes will be the same as they were the last week of school last spring. Supt. R. B. Gordon has released the following personnel for the Franklln ton City Schools: Mr. Wesley Jack son, principal of Frankllnton High School; Mr. O. W. Burrell, principal of B. F. Person-Albion School; and Mrs. Cornelia Gordon, Director of ESEA, which is a new position. Teachers are Mrs. 0. P. Alston, Bettye Beamon, Mrs. Helen Benton, Charles Blackwelder, Mrs. Elizabeth Blount, Mrs. Cora Brodle, Miss P. A. Brodle, G. J. Bussey, Mrs. Lucy M. Bussey, Mrs. Sandra P. Butler, Mr. Bollng, Mrs. Julia Carr, Mrs. Lucy Cannady, Mrs. Rosemary Champion, Miss N. B. Cheatham, Edward Chester, Mrs. R. D. Collins, Mrs. LUlle M. demons; Mrs. Sarah Daniel, Richard Durwood Edwards, J. E. Foster, Hiram Geudalla, Willie C. Olbbs, Carl Grad, Mrs. Elea nor R. Greene, Mrs. Lucy Green, Mrs. Mary Long Green, Mrs. Barbara Har ris, Mrs. Elsie Harris, James O. Harris, Miss Mabel D. Hill, Mrs. B. M. See FRANKLINTON Page 8 and I want him to run for Governor". Beckham served as manager of Sla ter Food Service here for two years before moving away. He returned with his wife and five children last June to take over the operations at Louls burg College. Stlckley,a Charlotte yarn broker, was principal speaker here last Friday night at the Beckham managed college cafeteria. The occasion was Install atlOll 01 nay irueue ui rraiiiuunuu as District Governor of Lions. Stick ley Is a past president of Lions Inter national. He has been quoted as saying, last week, that It would depend on finances, whether or not he would be a candi date for Governor in 1968. It had also been widely reported that Con gressman James Gardner of Rocky Mount would seek the nomination. If both men run, it will mean a Repub lican primary, an unusual occurrence In North Carolina. Hew Colter TacuttK Und Statl Members New faculty and staff , members at Loulsburg College were announced here Wednesday by Dr. Cecil W. Bobbins, College president. Newcomers listed are: ? y SIDNEY EARL STAFFORD?Dlrector of Religious Activities and Instructor In Bible; BA, University of Southern Mississippi, BD Duke University Di vinity School, married, one son, Meth odist minister, resides 207 Ford Cir cle. PATRICIA GREEN PALMER? In structor In Biology; BS Appalachian State University, AA Gardner-Webb Junior College, MAT Duke Universi ty, wife of Mike Palmer, member of English faculty, one son, Bap tist, resides 106 South Elm Street. ARNOLD LEE WRIGHT? Assist ant Professor of English, AB UNC Chapel Hill, MA UNC Chapel Hill, completed residence requirements at UNC Chapel Hill for Ph D, single, Methodist, resides 410 Church St. KENNETH WAYNE BURRIS? In structor In Biology; AA Loulsburg College, BS High Point College, MA East Carolina University, married former Peggy Whltt of Roxboro, for mer student Loulsburg College, one son, Methodist, taught at Mitchell Col lege, Statesvllle (N.C.), resides fa culty apartments on campus. DONALD R. RICHARDSON? Associ ate Librarian; AB Guilford Collet*, MA George Peabody College, MS in Science from Library School, UNC Chapel Hill, member Church of the Nazarene; single, taught English sev eral years, on library staff of U. S. Naval Academy for 3 1/2 years; re sides Noble Street. DR. JAMES L WARREN, JR.? Assist ant Professor of Religion; AB Duke University, Ph D University of Glas cow, Scotland, pastor tit St. James Methodist Church, Raleigh. WALTER a JONES? Director of Alumni Affairs; AA Loulsburg College, completing AB at College of William and Mary, married, one daughter, Bap tist, resides 304 Ford Circle. MISS CLARA BASS? House Counselor for Wright Dormitory, from Black Creek, N. C. AB Atlantic Christian College, Methodist, public school teacher. MRS. ILA PIERCE? House Counselor of Main Dormitory, Baptist. MRS. PEGGY SMITH of Loulsburg? Secretary in the business office. MRS. LENA PLACE of Loulsburg? Secretary to the Director of Alumni Affairs. WILLIAM T. BECKHAM? Manager Food Services (began JUnel), married, five children, resides Frankllnton Road. Previously managed Food Ser vices for two years hare. DR. RICHMOND P. BOND? Professor in Residence. Kenan Professor ct Eng lish and visiting lecturer. On Leave: WILLIAM p. R06E? member of biology faculty on leave for graduate study at tte University of Georgia.