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Phone GY6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, April 3, 1969 C (Ten Piges Tod?y) **? 100th Yew-Number 14
Tarboro ? H. Dail Holderness, presi
dent of Carolina Telephone and Tele
graph Company, has announced that
the merger of Carolina Telephone with
United Utilities, Incorporated, was
consummated at the close of business
on Friday, March 28, 1969.
Holderness said, "The merger will
result in each outstanding share of
Carolina common capital stock being
converted into one share of a second
series preferred stock of United Utili
ties. This will be convertible at any
time into one and one-quarter shares
of United s common stock.
"Carolina Telephone stock will no
longer be traded on the New York
Stock Exchange, and the second series
preferred stock of United is listed on
the stock exchange (Wl-when issued).
Carolina Telephone's 5 3A percent con
vertible subordinated debentures, due
January 15, 1989, will remain out
standing and will continue to be listed
and traded on the New York Stock
Exchange bond market. They will be
come convertible into the same num
ber of shares of United's second series
preferred stock as the number of
shares of Carolina common stock into
which they were convertible prior to
"The business will continue to op
erate under the name of Carolina
Telephone and Telegraph Company as
a wholly-owned subsidiary of United
Utilities and its headquarters will re
main in Tarboro.
"All personnel of the company,
including existing officers, will con
tinue in the same positions as were
held prior to the merger. The progres
sive program of employee benefits, a
matter of record for many years, will
"There is no change comtemplated
in the company's proposed construc
tion program for 1969, which will be
about $36 million.
'The company will continue to
maintain its tradition of growing with
Eastern North Carolina and providing
dependable communications to the
area it serves," Holderness concluded.
Easter Is A Happy Time
The cute couple above personifies the blaster Sow on. Preoccupied with more important things such as getting to the randy
eggs are Little Miss Mary Ihwn Davis, 14-monthold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis of the W hite Level Community and
Timothy lirvan Cupton . 9- mo nth- old son of Mr. and Mrs. V. li. (Hobby) Cupton of the Hickory Rock Community. Franklin
joins other areas of the state in observing the holiday this weekend. Photo by Clint b ailor
As Many As 25 May Die On Roads During Holiday
Crack as many Easter eggs as you
like but dont crack yourself up in one
of more than a thousand traffic acci
dents which the N. C. State Motor
Club warns could claim as many as 25
lives on North Carolina's streets and
highways during the extended Easter
The state will count its traffic
Yankee Star To Lecture Here
The Louisburg College Lecture
Series concludes its season's list of
distinguished speakers with Robert C.
ROBERT C. RICHARDSON
Richardson, National Representative
of the Fellowship of Christian Ath
letes. Tuesday. April 8, at 8:00 p.m. in
the College Auditorium.
Although Richardson has closed his
book of sports records, and returned
home as a businessman to Sumter.
South Carolina, he will long be remem
bered in professional baseball. During
his eleven seasons with the New York
Yankee's, he was named to the' Ameri
can League All-Star team seven years
and in 1964 set a new World Series
record-collecting thirteen hits against
the St. Louis Cardinals. He has re
ceived the Rawlings Sporting Goods
Gold Glove award five consecutive
seasons in recognition of being the top
fielding second baseman in the major
Always active in religious activities,
he increasingly devotes his time to the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
speaking to youth and church groups
throughout the nation. In the last few
yeaif.he has accompanied his close
friend, Dr. Billy Graham on religious
crusades to Hawaii, Houston, and
twice to Tokyo, Japan.
The public is invited.
Green, House File At Franklinton
(FRK. B.W.) John F. Green and
John Henry House, Incumbents, have
filed as candidates for seats on the
Franklinton Town Board.
When Mr*. Bert Whitfield, cor
respondent, contacted Green, he re
marked that there was too much
business to be completed namely ?
water project, community betterment
and industrial relations.
Green awed 3 consecutive terms,
was out one term, served one term, ran
for mayor next time but was defeated
and la now completing a term.
House Is completing his first term.
Charlie Hight, Jr. advised Mrs. Whit
field that he had not fully made up Ma
mind. He la completing his second
term as a town commissioner
Henry Franklin Holmes advised the
correspondent that he hadn't def
initely made up his mind but he was
thinking about filing again. He Is com
pleting his second term.
James S. Joyner has not decided
yet whether hell run for reelection.
He Is completing his third consecutive
term on the board.
Mayor Joseph W. Pearce advised
Mi*. Whitfield that he had nOt made
up hit mind whether hell tun for
School board members, whose
terms expire this year, are C. H.
Weston, William Avery Wilder and S.
L. (Pete) Colbert. Wilder and Colbert
are undecided but "Weston has def
initely decided not to run for re
election. Two incumbents, Weston and
Wilder, are completing their first terms
on the Frankllnton Township School
Board. Colbert Is completing the late
F. H. Watson's unexpired term.
Deadline for filing is Friday. April
18 at 12 noon for both Town Board
and School Board.
The Board of County Commis
sioners will sit aa the Board of Equali
zation and Review during the week of
April 14 through April 18, according
to an announcement made Wednesday.
The Commissioners will hold the
sessions at the Tax Office on Court
fatalities for the holiday which opens
the spring travel season from 6 p.m.
Friday, April 4, through midnight
Monday, April 7, for a 78-hour period. .
The State Highway Patrol and safe
ty authorities are crossing their fingers
against a repetition of last year's
"Bloody Easter," when the highway
toll soared to an all-time record 43
killed - eight more than the previous
holiday high - and 774 injured in
1,219 accidents. Seventeen of the
fatalities occurred on Saturday and 17
on Easter Sunday.
Leading driver violations were:
speeding, 265; driving left of center,
183; failure to yield right of way, 144;
failure to "see if movement could be
made safely, 107; and driving under
the influence of alcohol, 83.
Motor Club President Thomas B.
Wat kins said: "The state's traffic
deaths are now on a downtrend, run
ning over forty less than the same time
last year. Let's keep it that way. The
extended holiday period will make the
weekend - normally the most dan
gerous time on our highways - doubly
so, especially if good weather brings
heavy traffic. Many college students
James E. White. Ill, ion of Mr. and
Mr*. James E. White, Jr. of Core City,
N. C. and editor of the Columns,
Loulsburf College newspaper, will be
featured on WRAL-TV's "Salute To
Youth" aeries Friday. ?*
Young White, a second-year student
here, was informed of the honor by
Jean Helms. Executive Vice President
of the Capital Broadcasting Company,
operators of the Raleigh television
"It means a vary gnat deal to us at
WRAL-TV to maka public recognition
of your fine accomplishments," Helms
wrote White la part President of the
and families going to visit relatives and
friends will be traveling. So please use
''"your best driving manners and all your
skill to avoid an accident."
Hearings Next Week
School Board Objects
With hearings set on matters per
taining to charges of contempt
brought against the Franklin County
Board of Education, for next Wednes
day. attorneys for the Board filed
objections to the what was termed the
government's "fishing excursion" here
In answer to he Justice Depart
ment's Motion for Production of
Documents filed earlier in which the
government seeks authority to come
into the county and search school
records for a period of the past ten
years. Board attorneys contend that
school officials are willing to allow any
records to be seen that pertains to the
case and which might be ruled relevant
by the Court.
The Board also asks that such
records hot be allowed to be entered
out of context but that the entire
record be placed before the Court.
Attorneys said in the Response that
the Board of Education has no objec
tions to allowing the government to
copy Its records, "provided that
representatives of the Plaintiff-In
tervenor shall not be permitted to
extract and produce in Court, out of
factual contexts, such parts of the
documents and things which they may
think are bad and will help them carry
their point, unless all parts of such
documents and things are produced in
Court in order to show the true and
complete picture or circumstances of
the particular matters."
In objecting to life-Motion to allow
representatives of the Justice Depart
ment to inspect records, the Board
PBL Wins Honors
Betty Sue Radford and Allen
Driver, local freshmen students at
LouUburg College, were among the
doee to 1 ,000 high school and college
students to gather In Durham Friday
and Saturday for the fifteenth annual
state convention of Phi Beta Lambda
and Future Business Leaden of
America (the high school division).
Others from the college attending
were Merlette Bump ass, of Roxboro;
Nancy Davis, of Wake Forest; and two
members of the business department
faculty. Miss Adelaide Johnaon and
Mr. Whitman Shearin.
Students attending from Louisburg
High School were Jane Nelms, Carol
McDonald, Bonnie Phelpt, Pamela
Ball. Deborah Forsythe, Betsy May,
Julie Saunders, Phyllis Best, Cade
Beasley, Angela Bumgarner, Bebe
King, Beth Johnson. Tommy Wrenn,
and Matt Person. They were accom
panied by the high school chapter
sponsor, Mrs. Claude Arnold.
The convention was held at the
Durham Hotel-Motel and Holiday Inn.
General sessions, talent show, dance,
and the Awards Banquet were held in
the Durham Civic Center, near the
hotel. The sponsors' breakfast on Sat
urday morning was served in the Wash
ington Duke Ballroom of the hotel.
Speeches, competitive events, group
and business meetings were ail cen
tered around the theme FBLA/PBL
Progress Through Participation.
Key speaker for the convention was
Mr. Sam D. Bundy, principal, Sam D.
Bundy School, Farmvllle, who spoke
at the flnt general session, Friday
Speaker for the Phi Beta Lambda
general session was Dr. James L. .
White, Co-ordinator of Special Pro
jects, East Carolina University and flnt
and long-time state adviser for
FBLA/PBL In North Carolina.
Bringing greetings to the group
were three individuals: a representative
of the Mayor of Durham; Miss Madl
Via. Supervisor, Business and Office
Education, State Department of Public
Instruction. Raleigh; and Mis* Connie
Espinoza, PBL National Secretary.
Recognition came to the local high
school FBLA chapter by participation
in practically all events; having Betsy
May In the final runoff for the James
L. White Scholarship, won last year by
Loulsburg's entry, Betty SurRadford;
College Young Democrats and has
been named RecortUn4;3aGB>t|?i ot
the upcoming Planning Conference;
Him "Salute To Youth" trill appear
at 9 P.M. on Channel 5 Friday night. A
graduate of Jones Central High School,
White plana to enter the University of
North Carolina in the fkll. ^
and by furnishing one of the best
events of the talent show -Jane Nelms.
sing'ng "Strangers in the Night."
The Louisburg College group won
the following honors in the college
First Place in (1) Annual Activities
Report, prepared by Barbara Brown,
of Raleigh; (2) Scrapbook, prepared
chiefly by Ann Hopkins, of Cheriton,
Va., and Ann Moore, of Sanford; (3)
Miss Future Business Executive, Mer
lette Bumpass. of Roxboro, who, as
part of her award, received a $25
check, donated by the North Carolina
Savings and Loan League, Greensboro.
Second Place in Display, prepared
mainly by Nancy Davis, of Wake
Third Place in Vocabulary Relay
participant, Betty Sue Radford.
The Grand Prize was also awarded
to the Louisburg College Chapter for
having the highest composite score on
the three entries -report, scrapbook,
During the year, a vote was taken
among all the FBLA and PBL chapters
in the state which has brought about a
co'mplete separation of the two
groups; hence, in 1970, the two groups
will have separate programs and con
terms it a "broad-side Motion" and
that it would "allow them to enter the
Defendant's offices and schools and to
search for and attempt to find evi
dence and material which they might
think will support the allegations made
by the Plaintiff-Intervenor on January
"This will permit representatives of
the Attorney General to embark on a
'fishing excursion' into the most per
sonal and confidential educational af
fairs of the more than 5200 school
children in Franklin County," the
The Board's Response points out
that the Justice Department can see
records pertaining to the students of
the eleven original plaintiffs and that
other students in the system are not
parties to the suit. The Board claims
the students names, the names of their
parents and. the "scores which reflect
their level of learning and other in
timate capabilities ought not to be
made a part of the record in this case. .
. It is also pointed out that "A
student's score on a test is not revealed
by school authorities to any person
other than school personnel entitled to
know the scores, and to the child's
parents to do so would undermine and
largely destroy the privilege and pro
tection which a student has in matters
pertaining to his ability, intelligence,
and progress in education."
The Board also elaims that part of
the information requested by t her Jus
tice Department is already in -itfieir
possession. It terms the civil contempt
charges "In which these representatives
sought to have the individual defen
dants jailed and the corporate in
dividual defendants fined," as serious
and contends that the government
should have had "competent evi
dence" when the charges were made.
The Board says the government should
continue to hold such evidence and
not be allowed to go on a "voyage of
discovery." The Justice Department,
says the Board, should not be allowed
to go "through thousands of records in
the Superintendent's office and the
individual schools in an effort to find
some insOinces which they think
would support the serious charges pre
viously made by them."
The Board attofneys also contend
that the Motion "does not designate
with clarity the documents . . . which
the Defendants are called on o pro
An affidavit signed by Justice De
partment Chief Attorney Frank E.
Schwelb is referred to and cited as
indicative of the government's inten
tions. In his affidavit. Mr. Schwelb
says he would like to inspect the
records "so that a determination can
be made whether the policy was uni
formly applied to all affected pupils of
all races, and whether the purpose and
effect of the policy has been racially
Hearings on this and other "tech
nical" motioi& will be heard by Judge
Algernon L. Butler in his chambers in
Clinton, N. C. next Wednesday. i
The Phi Beta Lambda Convention (roup from Loulsburg College are ahown
a&ove reviewing award* won in Durham laat week. Pictured left to right are: Allen
Drtvw^one of the three local voting delegate to the Convention, Betty Sue
Radford, Nancy Davta and Merlette Bumpa* ^ by