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The FralMin Times
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Published Every Tuesday & Thursday
Serving AM Of Franklin County
?, Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, January 9, 1969
(Ten Pages Today)
99th Year-Number 94
L. M. WORD
Word To Head
L. M. Word has been named Chair
man of the Heart Fund Drive for
Franklin County again this year, ac
cording to Capt. James Brown, County
Association President. Several other
local citizens will assist Word in the
conduct of the campaign.
Local Road Project
Said Victim Of Inflation
Dunham ? Two' proposed NC' 39
highway projects for Vance and Frank
lin Counties have fallen victim to
inflation. Inflation in both construc
tion costs and the cost of acquiring
rights of way necessary for their cons
In Franklin County, the original
project covered some nine miles from
Louisburg to the Vance County line
and the Vance County project covered
some seven miles from the county line
In 1966 and .1967, Highway Com
missioner J. B. Brame of Durham set
up funds from the $300 million road
bond issue allocated to the younties to
finance the projects.' A total of
$750,000 was set up for the Franklin
County project, another $600,000 for
the VanptCounty job.
It became apparent late last year
th?t the money set up would not
finance the construction of the entire
proposed nine-mile Franklin County ?
project due to rising costs, and before
the bontract was advertised for bids,
the project was reduced in scope to
Judge To Hear Jury Excuses
Prospective jurors, under the new
court system, cannot be excused from
duty except by the District Judge,
according ' to information released
Monday by Clerk of Court Ralph S.
Knott. The Clerk announced that Dis
trict Judge Linwood (Juries will be in '
the new court room Friaay, January
10, from 10 a.m. until lY Noon to
hear jury excuses for the January 21
sessionof Civil Court. \
The following persons havXjbeen
named for jury service beginninfsjn
the 21st day of January, 1969: \
Dunn - Ray R. Pearce, Henry Ed
ward Conyere, P. B. Wilson, Rossie B.
Jones, Sr., Hoyt Medlin.
Harris ? John Henry Fergerson, El
Youngsville - Ebbie J. Pearce, S. L.'
Dunston, John William Pearce.
Franklinton - Henry Egerton,
Gladys Roberts Brown, McArthur *
Neal. Katie G. Nicholson, Mrs. V.
6.M. Beam, Jr.
The Louisburg Lions Club con
vened at The Murphy House last Tues
day evening. The principal speaker was
Lion Buddy Beam, whose subject was
estate planning. Lion Beam's emphasis
was on the writing of a will. He said,
"The purpose of the will is to specify
the recipients of the deceased person's
estate and the will saves a lot of court
costs, which will not ordinarily exist
when there is a will."
Lion Beam also pointed out that
people should at an early age plan
their estate. They should work care
fully with their laywers. public ac
countants. 'executors, and life in
The Christmas calendars were dis
tributed during the meeting. The only
visitor was Dickie Moore from Raleigh.
Duncan Ellington, Eugene Kearney,
Floretta B. Crudup.
Hayesville ? Eula Alston, Mrs. H. P.
Finch, Joe Ben Alston.
Sandy Creek - Mrs. L. H. Cottrell,
D. B. Clark, Frances P. Denton, Sandy
Alston. Mary Alice H. Parrish, Mrs. M.
Gold Mine ? J. Forrest House, Zollie
Williams, Douglas Mitchell.
Cedar Rock ? Zollie Murphy, Mrs.
Raye Inscoe Stallings, Elizabeth W.
Wester, George B. Burnette, E. J.
- Wheless. James Clinton Bowden, D. L.
Wilder. Jr.. Mrs. Helen Wester Pearce,
J. W. Gardner, A. B. Champion, W. L.
Murphy, Edward Allen.
Cypress Creek - Jacob Anderson,
Claude W. Kuykendall.
Louisburg - 5>lrs. Kate W.*Pumell,
Herman Roberson, Martha Mae Spi
vey, E. C. Bulluck, C. T. Roberson,
Felix Parrish, King Alston, Sarah
Frances Tunstall. Janet H. Lynch,
Douglas Mitchell. F. H. Allen, Howard
J. Drewett. Lizzie L. Williams, R. W.
Smithwick, Lewis Edgerton, Pate Spl
vey, Ben Edgerton. <
include only about seven miles. I .
Bids on the project were opened on
November 26th. 1968, but when the
Highway Commission met on Decem
ber 6th to review bids, it was discover
ed th*f the low bid on the Franklin
County job was $136,000 over the
engineer's estimate, and. was rejected.
The Commission expects to readvertise
the project this spring.
Indications are that the project will
now be cut back to some four miles in
length from Louisburg to Ingleside,
the intersection of US 401 and NC 39.
At the same time, based on bid
experience gained from the Franklin
County project, it appears that the
Vance County project will be reduced
to some three miles, or from the
Henderson city limit to Secondary
, Road 1148.
Commissioner Brame said that bids
have been sought on that project and
said that they will be opened In
Raleigh on January 28.
Brame said that it is unfortunate
that while the amount set up for the
projects remains the same and cannot
be altered, inflation has worked to
reduce the amount of work that can
Virtually the entire membership of
the Franklin County March of Dimes
will take up a weekend vigil in local ^
foodstores to raise money for their
charitable cause March of Dimes.
Local shoppers will get off without
spending an extra cent, according to
Nancy H. Beasley. president of the
organization. A leading meat packer
has agreed to make case donations to
the ladies for every package of his
meat products they help offer the
public January 9 ? 10- 11.
Food stores in Youngsville, Frank,
linton and Louisburg will participate
in the "Help Us to Help Other*"!
Ladies will take turns on a round-the
clock selling marathon to raise cash for
the Franklin county March of Dimes.
New Feed Program Like Old One
A voluntary 1969. feed grain pro
gram virtually identical "to the 1968
program has been announced by the
Secretary of Agriculture. The signup
will be conducted simultaneously for
feed grain, cotton, and wheat from
February 3 through March 21.
Key provisions of the 1969 feed
grain progtam are:
1. Required acreage diversion to
conserving use to qualify for price
support loans and payments is con
tinued at 20 per cent of a farmer's
base acreage of corn, sorghum, and
barley.. No diversion payments will be
made for this minimum diversion, ex
cept for small base farms - the same as
Mr*. Evelyn Brodle of 701 S. Main St., Loulsburg, accepts ? plaque bearing the
Bronx* Star for meritorious service, the Purple Haart and other award* presented
posthumously to her ion. Private Pint Class James U Bowden. First Lieutenant
Edward A. Hamilton, (right) surrtrors assistance officer bom Ft. Bragg. N. C.,
pnasntad the mtdala during ceremonies at Mrs. BrodU's residence. Bowden was
killed during combat operations with the 101st Airborne Division, Republic of
Vietnam on Aug. 11, 1968. (U. 8. Army Photo by Sp4 Kathleen C. Preaky).
2. Additional acreage diversion will
be possible up to a total of 50 per cent
of the base or 25 acres, whichever is
larger, the same as, in 1968. The
acreage diversion payment rate will be
at 45 percent of the total price-sup
port times the projected yield.
3. As in 1966-68 a farm with a base
of 25 acres or less will get payment on
the first 20 per cent acreage diversion
at 20 per cent of the total support rate
times yield, and at the regular 45 per
cent payment rate on the remaining
acreage diverted to a conserving use.
Producers with feed grain base
acreages up to 12!F acres will have the
option of temporarily reducing this
base down to 25 acres and still be
eligible for the small farm provision on
condition that no corn, grain jorgnum
or barley will be planted for harvest on
the farm and the 25 acres are diverted
to conserving use.
As announced August 11, 1968,
barley is included in the 1969 feed
grain program. Malting barley will not
be exempted from these diversion re
Determinations such as advance
payments, the production Of substi
tute crops on diverted acreage, and
other details will be announced prior
to signup time.
Rood Project Cut Again
Call For Bids Issued
The ill-fated NC 39-US 401 project
in Franklin County has been cut again
and the State Highway Commission '
has called for new bids on the cur
tailed project. The latest cut moves- the
project back to where it was when first
advocated in 1966. The 4.611 miles of
improvement now railed for. will
reach from the Louisbu% town limits
to the Rocky Ford Road at Ingleside.
The highway project, only major
one planned for Franklin County in
many years, was. at one time, ex
pected to reach to the Vance County
line at Epsom. In a public hearing hekl
here last October, it was explained by
highway officials that two miles would
be left out of the proposed improve
ments in Vance County and thaee ?
miles would be omitted in Frariklin.
The latest cut. now gives Franklin a
missing link of five miles.
In a call of. bids last November, the
project was listed as 6.540 miles of
improvements. The cutback amounts
to 1.929 miles. \
The Commission is calling for bids
now on "4.611 miles of grading,
coarse aggregate base course, bitu
minous concrete base, binder, surface
and culverts to improvements on
NC-39 and US-401 between Ingleside
and Louisburg. and SR 1229 (this is
believed to beSR 1239, known locally
as the Rocky Ford Road) to the
Louisburg City limits". Bids are set for
letting on January 28 and the project
is one of 31 being advertised involving
79 miles of road construction.
The Franklin project had been al
loted $750,000 in 1967 by the Com
mission. Originally, Fifth Division
Commissioner J. B. Brame had pro
posed a project from Louisburg to
Ingleside only, which at the time was
expected to cost $350,000. Later the
Commissioner announced an addi
tional $400,000.00 for the project and
said he hoped the total funds would be
enough to take the improved road to
the Vance "line.
The low bid on the project in
December, after being cut three miles
short of the Vance-Franklin line, was
$725,185.10 by the T.A. Lovin Co. of
Goldsboro. While within the funds, the
cost of construction was also accom
panied by the cost of acquiring rights
of-way and a $67,000 cost of engineer
ing. The bid was declined by the
Commission, the project was again cut
and is now to be re-advertised for bids.
A crew of highway personnel were
busy surveying the Ingleside area of
the project Wednesday and stakes may
be seen marking the proposed highway
right-of-way. Some buildings, pur .
chased by the Commission in acquiring
right-of-way have been sold and torn
down along the route.
FCBA To Hold
The Franklin County Business As
sociation and Credit Bureau will hold
Its annual meeting here at The Murphy
House, Wednesday, January 22, at 6:30
p.m.. according to Mrs. Juanita Pleas
ants, Executive Secretary.
Former Louisburg City Manager
Jack Core will be the principal speaker.
Coss is presently serving as Manager of
the City of Henderson.
District Court Handles Full Docket
The following cases were disposed
of at the December 30th session:
Robert R. Baker, speeding. To pay
costs of court.
Bobby Fowler, w/m/22, assault. To
Oulda, Simmons Newell, w/f, assault
with deadly weapon Inflicting serious
bodily Injury. Nol pros with leave.
Ouida Simmons Newell, w/f, break
Ing and entering with intent to assault.
Nol pros with leave.
Sanford Leonard, w/m/49, public
drunk nets $5.00 fine and costs and to
remain on goo<f behavior and <^>t
Board Studies Free,
Reduced Price Lunches
The Board of Education, meeting In
regular monthly session here Monday
night, studied free and reduced-price
lunch policies and set a meeting with a
Committee appointed earlier to make
recommendations on such policies
Results of a canvas of all students ?
In the system were revealed to the
Board i of Superintendent Warren W.
Smith. Following the meeting wjth the
special committee, the Board is *x
pec ted to establish criteria and proce
dural steps to be used In determining
the eligibility of students for participa
tion In the revised and expanded fed
eral lunch program. It la expected that
some 2600 students will benefit from
either free lunches or reduced priced
i The Board also accepted four teach
er resignations and approved contracts
for six new teachers. The sale of a
maintenance truck, declared surplus
earlier, was approved and Louisburg
Insurance Agency was approved to sell
tax sheltered annuities to school per
Seven teacher aides were approved
by the Board and the next meeting
was set for Monday, January 20, at 7
Mostly cloudy, windy and much
warmer today with chance of showers
Friday, mostly fair, windy, and cooler.
Low today, 33; high, lower 60?r
violate any crijj?frial laws of N. C.
Richard VT Alston, speeding. Prayer
for judgment continued on payment
of costs. . -v
Joseph Earl Davis, n/m/19, careless
and reckless driving. Motion to quash
granted by the court.
Christabel Roberson, c/m/62, as
sault on female. Nol pros with leave.
Clinton Junior Brodie, n/m/32,
operating auto Intoxicated; possession
non tax paid whiskey. Motion to
?John ;Henry Washington, c/m/55,
breaking knd entering; larceny. 2 years
John Henry Washington, c/m/55,
larceny. 2 yean In Jail, to run concur
rent with sentence in above case.
Bobby Eugene Overton, w/m,
public drunkeneas, possession tax paid
whiskey. Prayer for judgment continu
Bernice J. Richardson, n/f/26,
speeding. $15.00 fine and costs.
Rusaell M. Thome, c/m/55, im
proper registration; no liability In
surance. $25.00 fine and costs.
June Perry, c/m/18, assault. Non
John David Steveraon, c/m/53,
failure to comply with limitations on
license. To pay costs.
Morris F. Stalling*. speeding. Nol
pros with leave.
Evonne Neal, c/f/20, murder.
Bound over to Superior Court under
Evonne Nttd, c/f/20, aaaault with
? deadly weapon with intent to kill. Nol
pros. . ?
Octavlus Lucas, Jr., c/m/43, foHow
ing too closely. Not guilty.
Albert Dtylon Inscoe. w/m/25,
speeding. Prayer for judgment continu ^
William Lawrence Hight, w/m/21,
failing to reduce speed to prevent
accident. Prayer for judgment continu
ed on payment of costs.
George Bailey, c/m/18, assault. Non
William Harris, public drunkeness;
concealed weapon. Not guilty to first
charge. Guilty of concealed weapon;
to pay $75.00 fine and costs of court.
To remain of good behavior and riot,
violate any criminal laws of fl. C. for 3
years. Weapon confiscated.
Rudolph Green, c/m/29, public
drunkeness. 20 days in jail.
Rosa Bailey, c/f, assault. Not guilty.
Willie N. Bell, c/m/47, careless and
reckless driving. $50.00 fine and costs.
W. T. Forsythe, nol pros with leave.
Joseph Brodie. Jr.. operating auto
intoxicated. Nol pro* with leave.
Ulysus Ed Ful(er. n/m/41, motor
vehicle violation. To pay i.osta.
Henry C. Bailey, c/m/47, assault on
female. 12 months In jail.
Larry Marshall Jackaon, w/m/20,
speeding. $5.00 fIRe and costs.
Joseph Brodie, Jr., drunk. $6.0Q
fine and coats.
Raymond David Evans, w/m/17,
motor vehicle violation. Tb pay costs
Perry Edward Roberts, n/ra/22,
speeding. $26.00 fine and coats.
Plummer Williams, n/m/52, driving
on wrong side of road. To pay coats.
Glenn Earl Wright, c/m/18, speed
ing. $6.00 fine and coats.
Henry Williama, c/m/51. Improper
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