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The FrankMn Times
Published Every Tuesday & Thursday
Serving All Of Franklin County
Louisburg. X. C.. Tuesday. March 18. 196^
(Eight Pages Today)
100th Year-Number 9
Industry, Agriculture, Education Leaders
Discuss Long Range Vocational Plans
Representatives of agriculture and
industry from Franklin County met
with school officials Thursday after
noon. March 13, in the library of the
Louisburg High School to give suggest
ions for a long-range program for
vocational education in the County
Mrs. Mamie B. Clayton of the
County education office presided and
introduced Warren W. Smith, County
Superintendent, who gave a brief
summary of the existing program in
the schools. Following this, the group
Congressman Fountain To Speak
Ground Breaking For
Rishel Next Week
Industrial Development Director
Kenneth Schubart has announced that'
groundbreaking ceremonies for the
new J. K. Rishel Furniture Company
plant will be held next Monday, March
24, at 11 A.M. U. S. Congressman L.
H. Fountain will be the featured
speaker for the event, the announce
Groundbreaking ceremonies will
take place at the site on N. C. 56
known as the former Boarding Home
property. Schubart said Monday that
final plans for the event have not been
completed, but that he expects a
number of Rishel officiils to attend.
Among those expected for the func
tion are Mr. B. C. Lodenslager. Assi
stant Secretary. Mr. Richard E. Mel
lish, President and Treasurer of Rishel.
and Mr. C. Frank Seldel. Secretary and
Assistant Treasurer and plant manager.
Mr. Lewis C. Phillips. Vice President of
the firm, may attend, according to
Officials of the State Department
of Conservation and Development are
also expected to take part in the
Rishel announced on February 25
that it will build a 117,000 square foot
building here tr manufacture office
and household furniture. The new
L. H. FOUNTAIN
plant will represent an investment of
$2 million in the area, according to the
original announcement and will em
ploy around 150 persons at the start.
The parent company is located In
The Franklin County Schools will hold registration for children entering first
grade in the 1969-70 school year as follows:
Bunn Elementary ? Wednesday. April 9. 8:30 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m.
"? Edward Best Elementary - Wednesday. April 30, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Epsom High ? Wednesday. April 16, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Gold Sand Elementary Wednesday. Aprlf 30. 8:30 ? 4:00 p.m.
Loulsburg Elementary - Wednesday. April 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Youngsville High ? Wednesday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To be enrolled in the school, a child must be six years old on or before October
16, 1969 and must have completed the required immunizations.
Parents are requested to visit the school in which the child is to be enrolled on
the above dates and register the child with school and health authorities. It is
necessary to bring a certified copy of the birth certificate and a record of all
Immunizations which have been completed at that time. A representative of the
health department will consult with the parents concerning the immunizations
record and plan for future schedules.
There will be no p re-school clinks conducted in Franklin County this year.
Parents are required to have medical forms and immunizations" completed by the
family physician If possible. In cases where this cannot be done, the child should be
carried to the Franklin County Health Department on Tuesday or Thursday, 8:00
a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for the health records to be made and necessary immunizations
' If funds are available a Pie-School Readiness program will be conducted in the
six schools of the county for children who will be entering school In the fall
Parents will be asked at the time of registration if they would like for their child to
participate in this program. The same age and health requirements will be necessary
for this program as for any other school program.
divided into two units, one represent
ing agriculture and the other, industry.
Within these units informal discussions
were held to gain the views of partici
pants concerning the needs of the
schools and how they might be met. C.
T. Dean. Jr. of the County Agriculture
extension service served as chairman of
the farm group, and S. Kenneth Schu
bart of the County Industrial Develop
ment Commission chaired the group
on industry. The meeting concluded
with a brief report given from each
Among those attending w$re the
Representing agriculture, C. T.
Dean. Jr.. county extenstion service;
John H. Ihrie. Ill, Farm Bureau;
Robert Pearce, Tar Heel Production
Credit Association;. Tom Marshall.
FHA; John R. Davis, ASCS; W. U.
Smith', SCS; and Mrs. Polly J. O'Neal,
county extension service.
Representing industry, Jon R.
Bailey, Diazit Co.; W. J. Sigmon. Jr.,
Burlington Industries; P. J. Norton,
Scovill-Schrader; Bill Woods, Tre-Jay;
and S. Kenneth Schubart,' County In
dustrial Development Commission.
Representing schools. W. T. Boone,
County Board of Education; Warren
W. Smith, County Superintendent. R.
B. Gordon. Franklinton Superinten
dent; Mrs. Margaret W. Holmes. Asso
date Superintendent of county
schools; Mrs. Mamie B. Clayton, high
school supervisor; Earl R. Martin.
ESEA; Wesley F. Jackson, Principal of
Franklinton High School; and the fol
lowing vocational teachen: Tommy F.
Cieenway, Willie E. Parker. Melain D.
Tunstall, William I. Curry, Ctrl E.
Urad, Mrs. laleen Mode, Mrs. Rolline
Collins. W. T. Winborne, R. E.
Wheless. J. E. Alston and H. H. Ppling.
Hearing On Natural Gas
Set Fnr Wednesday
The Louisburg Town Council has
moved a public hearing on the quest
ion of natural gas from the original
planned date ot April 1 1 to Wednes
day. March 19. at 7:30 P.M. at the
The hearing, according to a release
by Town Administrator E. S. Ford, is
to be held "on whether or not 'the
Town of Louisburg grant Public Ser
vice Company of North Carolina a
franchise to serve the Town of Louis
burg with natural gas".
It was learned that the date was
moved up at the request of the Indus
trial Development Commission. A
meeting was held Saturda
representatives of the ID Commission,
according to reports.
Representatives of the gas firm met
here on February 21, 1968 to explain
to a group of local civic and business
leaders their request for a franchise
and to explain their operation. A date
was set for a meeting of gas company
officials and the Louisburg Town
Council. The proposed meeting of
April 5. 1968 failed to materialize and
little has been heard publicly about
the matter since.
It was explained then that it would
be necessary for the Council to
approved the franchise in two readings
in two consecutive regular meetings. It
was learned here yesterday that the
Council has never granted such approv
W. Hughes Boland, Raleigh District
Manager for the firm, and Kent F.
Burns, company attorney, said last
year that the company would spend
members of the Town
- Four County Men
Arrested In Arson Cases
Sheriff William T. Dement has re
ported the arrest of four Franklin
County men in connection with four
teparate cases of arson which have
taken place this year. The arrests came
last Thursday following what Dement
described as the "seventh or eighth
unexplained" fire in recent weeks. The
latest was the burning of the Edward
Leigh Best home place four miles fast
of Louisburg last Wednesday t night .
However. Sheriff's officers say the
arrests had nothing to do with the fire
at the Best place, now owned by J.
Harold Talton, Louisburg banker.
Arrested were: Ted Ray Young,
w/m/21, Rt. 1, Louisburg. charged
with arson in three fires; Bruce Cole
Chamblee, w/m/20, Rt. 1, Louisburg.
charged with arson in four fires; Jerry
Baker, w/m/23, Rt. 1, Louisburg,
charged in one case and Jerry Allen
Rogers, w/m/20. Rt. 1, Youngsvllle,
charged in one case.
Chief Deputy Dave Batton identi
fied the four fires. He said that Young
Case Of Assault With Auto
.Continued For Two Weeks
The caw against two Washington,
D. C. Negro men, charged with assault
against James Lawing Raleigh white
man acquitted on a civil rights charge
last week, has been continued for two
weeks in District Court here. Lawing
signed warrants charging Jesse R. Mor
gan. 46. and his son, Jesse R. Morgan.
Jr., 20, with assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill last Friday.
According to reports. Mr. and Mrs.
Lawing were traveling from Raleigh to
Henderson on US-1 whin a car driven
by Morgan. Sr. attempted to run them
off the highway. Lawing also says the
younger Morgan pointed a pistol at
him. Lawing reported to officers that
he was able to get his car back on the
highway and did not stop. He did copy
the license number of the Morgan car
and reported it to Franklinton police.
Lawing was acquitted by a jury in
federal court In Raleigh last week on
charges he violated the civil rights of
Negro university professor Horace
Caple, who moved into the all white
neighborhood last fall. Lawing was
charged with threatening the life of
Caple in a neighborhood argument
stemming from trouble between the
The United States Justice Depart
ment brought suit in behalf of Capie
and Justice Department attorney Fran
cis Kennedy represented the govern
ment and Caple in Che proceedings
before federal Judge John Lirklns.
Raleigh attorney Irvln Tucker repre
Franklin Sheriff William T Dement
said th$ Morgans were arretted in
neighboring Henderson around 11
A.M. Friday and brought to Louisburg
where they were freed on $1,000 bond
each. Dement said that the Morgans
said they recognized Lawing as the
defendant in the civil rights case but
denied that they trie'd to force the car
off the road and also denied that a
pistol was pointed. They said. "The
only thing they did was pass the car,"
according to the Sheriff.
Coving on the request of Franklin
official*. Henderson police officers
*ere placed on the look out for the
Morgan car. It was spotted near the
Andrews Avenue crossing on US-1
shortly before 11 A.M. Friday by Sgt.
D. B. Kimball. Jr. .and Officer L. E.
Cupton who took the pair Into cus
tody and later released them to Frank
lin officers. .
Dement, according to reports, said
theit was no pistol found in the
Morgan car. The warrant lists both the
Morgan automobile and a pistol as
weapons used in he assault.
Lawing was the first person to be
tried under the 1968 Open Housing
See ASSAULT Page 8
and Chamblee are charged in the Jan
uary 11 burning of the old Fuller
place, now owned by Mrs. Cherry
Rogers in Harris Township. The pair
are also charged in the February 2 fire
which destroyed Mrs. Kenneth Cook's
place on the Tarboro Road. Young.
Chamblee and Baker are charged with
setting the fire which destroyed Mrs.
j Betty Horton Young's place on Jan
uary 27 and Chamblee and Rogers are
charged in the March 11 fire at the
John Clarence Dickerson home place
All locations are in Harris Township,
according to Batten.
The men are free under $1,000
bond set in each Individual charge. A
hearing has been set for Monday,
March 24, in District Court here,
according to reports.
Dement announced the arrests last
Thursday afternoon and credited State
Fire Marshall official A. E. Pearce and
Deputy Batten with solving the case.
While investigating the previous fires, .
both were called on to investigate the
Best fire. Batten said there was no
thing to report on this blaze Monday.
He said he does not feel that the
foursome arrested were involved in the
latest blaze, however. Sheriff Dement
said last week that he believed the Best
fire was "deliberately set".
$300,000 in the area with $55,000
being spent the first year in Louisburg
and $20,000 being slated for the se
cond year. The gas pipeline from
Texas is being extended from Stanton,
Va. to Emporia. V'a. with I truck line
being installed to South ftill. Va. and
Wise, N. C. Oxford and Henderson are
already served with natural gas from a
spur line running from Stem, N. C.
Neighboring Warrenton granted a
franchise last June 10 on second read
ing approving the plan. Norlina and
other Warren County towns were said
at the time to be ready to do the same
County Sheriff's officers. Wake
County ABC officers and federal ATU
agents raided what was termed "one of
the largest in months" liquor still near
Bunn Saturday. Four persons were
arrested and charged with operating an
Arrested and released under their
own recognizance were: Wayne Clay
Miller. 35. Rt. 2. Rougemont; Julian
Chamblee. 40, Vance Frazier, 44. and
William Hopkins. 60. all of Route 1,
The 13,000 gallon capacity still was
blown up by the law officers in the
raid a mile west of Bunn on Highway
98. D. C. Lawson. area supervisor of
the alcohol, tobacco and firearms
division of the U. S. Treasury Depart
ment, led the raid and said he expects
more arrests before the case is closed.
Lawson said the still was recently
constructed with a 13,000 gallon mash
capacity, two 1.000-gallon stills and a
boiler with a furnace burner and blow
er attachment using fuel oil.
It was also reported that the opera
tion boasted of its own generator to
produce its.own electricity.
A hearing was held Monday before
the U. S. Commissioner in Raleigh.
"Open House" will be held Thurs
day night. March 20th. at 8:00
o'clock, at the Louisburg Elementary
School, announces Principal C. A.
The activity will begin in the cafe
\teria of the school beginning with a
brief devotional period. The members
of the faculty will be presented by the
Afterwards refreshments will be ser
ved and ?he parents are asked to visit
the roonfc of the teachers of their
children. The parents are invited to
visit as many rooms as they can. but
they are asked to be certain to visit the
rooms of their own children.
Harris, Bunn File For Re-Election -
Two incumbent Town Council
members launched the 1969 municipal
elections here Monday by filing for the
May 6 races. Graver C. Harris. Jr. and
George T. (Jolly) Bunn, both freshmen
members of the town's governing
body, were first to file.
Harris. 42, assistant manager of the
Loulsburg Theater who served as assi
stant town clerk for three years, finish
ed sixth in the ten-man field In 1967.
Bunn, 37, finished fifth after having
finished out of the running in 1965 In
a clone seventh place.
Bunn operates Bunn Super Grocery
on South Main Street and has been
manager of the Franklin County Fair
for the pa&t ten years. He is a member
of the Louisburg Volunteer Fire De
partment and the Auxialiary police
force He is also a member of the local
Masonir Lodge and a Shriner. He is
married to the former Mary W. Flem
ing and lives at 207 N. Main Street in
Harris, former super market operat
or here, is married to the former
Beaufort Williams and has three child
ren, Fred. 15. Charles, 13, and Rachel,
11. The Harrises lives at 402 East
Noble Street here.
Town Administrator E. S. Ford
issued a statement Monday correcting
t h e erronous date previously 1
announced for Challenge Day for the
upcoming election. The correct date
for Challenge Day as announced by
Mr. Ford is Saturday, April 26, 1969.
Bunn and Harris are the first to
announce their Intentions to seek re
election. Other incumbents are: Jonah
Taylor. Mrs Breattie C. O'Neal. H. D.
Jeffreys and W. J. Shearin. Mayor V.
A. Peoples has not yet announced hia
Intentions, however. It is expected that
he will see another term.