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"Wonder if that little boy is watching me"
Local Lions .
Lions Grady Snyder and Don
Richardson showed a film entitled
"Man Alive" at the Louisburg Lions
Club last Tuesday night. The purpose
of the film was to reveal simple steps
to help one_|u?tect himself from
Steps to follow were explained as
First, a person should have a
thorough examination once a year.
Second, he should learn the seven
danger signals that may mean cancer:
unusual bleeding or discharge, a lump
or thickening in the breast or else
where,. a sore that does not heal,
change in bowel or bladder habits,
hoarseness or cough, indigestion or
difficulty in swallowing, and change in
a wart or mole.
Third, since scientific studies have
shown that cigarette smoking is the
major cause of lung cancer, it is
excellent advice to say: "if you don't
smoke cigarettes, don't start; if you do
smoke cigarettes, stop. Last, one
should avoid "home remedies" or
"secret cures for cancer. He should
depend only on a good doctor."
Dr. B. L. Patterson announced that
a cancer clinic is held once a month at
the local health department, although
the clinic is concerned primiarily with
The Lions still plan to visit Boys
Home at Lake Waccamaw on Sunday,
April 13. The bus will leave from the
Murphy House at 9:00 on that date.
There were three visitors: Rev.
Harold Steen, John Gonella. and
"Hey. that's neat"
"How can I eat them?"
"You might say I found the most"
"I really couldn't care less"
"It Wouldn't Be Easter ? - "
It wouldn't be Easter for the youngsters without the traditional visit from the
Easter Bunny and the annual Egg Hunt. The latter was staged here Monday at
Green Hill Country Club amidst an air of gaiety and an occasional disappointment.
Scores of youngsters embarked on the exciting adventure at 4 P.M. after having
been divided-unequally-into age groups. The grounds of the freshly mowed lawn
was filled with eager youngsters on hands and knees searching behind every bush
and clump of grass.
If you love children--an who doesn't --the annual Easter Egg hunt is a worthwhile
way to spend an afternoon. They are wonders to watch. Surprisingly, there was no
pushing or shoving and happiness abounded even when the other fellow found the
egg. Some carried heavily ladened brightly colored bought baskets: some carried
brown paper bags -no relation to the adult version by the same name and one cute
little dark eyed doll carried a discarded pototo chip bag.
Some came late-probably having to wait for mother to do her hair. These
suffered the disappointments. Most of the fertile search areas had been stripped.
When it was all over, the massive job of cleaning faces began and this brought on
the only sorrow of the an otherwise pleasant Easter afternoon. But into each life,
some rain must fall.
Louisburg Base For Massive CAP Air Search
Units of Group 7, North Carolina
Wing. Civil Air Patrol have set up
Command Headquarters here at Frank
lin Field today as the unit launched a
aksive air search for a Newark, Dels
re family missing since last Friday.
Major John R. Brigham is in command
of the mission.
The search by aircraft from Louis
burg. Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham,
Henderson and other nearby cities is
concentrated on an area thirty miles
either side of a line from Raleigh
Durham Airport to Richmond, Va. -
up to the Roanoke River. The missing
plane is described as a blue and white
Three Get Governor's School Nod
Three names from Franklin County
were among those listed as Governor's
School students for the 1969 summer
session in a release just received by
Superintendent Warren W. Smith from
Gene Burnette, Superintendent of The
Governor's School of North Carolina.
The three local students are Mary
Gaskill of Bunn High School, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Gaskill. selected
in the area of English; Robert F.
Fuller, of Louisburg High School, son
of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Fuller,
named in the area of French; and
Elizabeth P. McKinne of Louisburg
High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Tobacco Battle To Be Tough
Congressman L. H. Fountain says
the coming battle over tobacco in the
U. S. Congress is expected to be the
toughest in the history of the industry.
The comment came In a prepared
statement on pending tobacco legisla
tion. Hearings on the subject are slated
to begin next week.
The full text of the Congressman's
The battle for tobacco is about to
hit full stride here in Washington. In
just a few days, on Monday, March 31,
the House Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce will begin
hearings on a variety of bills dealing
Most committees here work
through their subcommittees. As a
rule, most legislation is first examined
by the subcommittees before it goes to
the full committee for consideration.
Because of the Importance of the
pending tobacco legislation and be
cause it covers areas of importance to
several subcommittees, the subcom
mittees will be bypassed for this oc
All of the pending bills will be
considered directly by the full com
mittee membership - a procedure
grsciouriy agreed to by the Committee
Chairman, Congressman Staggen of
f This practice alio should help speed
up the process because time Is a vital
factor. The present labeling act. which
precludes such actions as the one
proposed by the Federal Communi
cations Commission to ban cigarette
advertising on radio and television
expires on June 30.
That means, we have only about
three months to get final action in the
House and to try to get the Senate to
adopt similar legislation. Three months
might sound like a long time but in the
normal leglalative process. It really
One group of bills, sponsored pri
marily by Congressman Moss of Cali
fornia. would require a much stronger
label warning on cigarette packages
than is now required. It also would
give to the Federal government the
authority to say how long a cigarette
This latter provision hardly requires
comment but it gives you an Idea of
what we are up against and the ex
tremes to which spme enemies of
tobacco would go.
Other bills, including one sponsored
by every member of the North Caro
lina delegation In the House, would
simply extend the present act and bar
See FOUNTAIN Page 6
Collin McKinne, in the Held of dance.
The school, which U held each
summer on the campus of Salem Col
lege in Winston Salem, will begin this
year on June 23 and will conclude
August 9. Approximately 400 out
standing students throughout the state
have been invited to attend. Sandra
Versteeg and Phyllis Kerley represent
ed Franklin County in the 1968 ses
Washington, D. C. . . .Congressman
L. H. Fountain this week filed a strong
protest with both President Nixon and
HEW Secretary Finch over the de
cision to move the regional office of
HEW from Charlottesville. Virginia to
Philadelphia. Pa., and urged It be
In telegrams both to the President
and to Secretary Finch, Mr. Fountain
stated that "such a move will never be
understood nor satisfactory to our
In addition, he reminded them
"that within the last five years. Con
gress authorized and appropriated
nearly $2 million to construct a 5
story building in Charlottesville for the
purpose of accommodating present of
fices at HEW to enable it to serve this
region that now covers a number of
Commenting further upon the
move, Mr. Fountain said: "It's ex
tremely difficult for me to (understand
why such a move was ever considered
and how It can be justified. The
present offices In Charlottesville, built
especially for HEW, are owned by the
federal government, but will have to
be vacated in favor of rented quarters
in Philadelphia. It ju?t doesn't make
"On top of this," Mr. Fountain
said, "such a move may have a very
substantial and detrimental impact
upon the administration of HEW pro
grams in North Carolina and other
states now in the Charlottesville Reg
Cesna 172, N 2072 Y.
The aircraft reportedly departed
the Newark airport at 7 A.M. on April
4 for Cocoa Beach, Fla. Its first stop
was scheduled at the Raleigh-Durham
Airport but the craft has liot been
heard from since leaving Delaware.
Occupants of the missing plane
were fdentified as Ira Sldwell, his wife
and one child.
The Civil Air Patrol was alerted last
night and the mission was started early
this morning. By late morning, there
had been no further report on the
progress of the mission. i ,
School Board Goes Back
To Court Wednesday
The Franklin County Board of Ed
ucation goes back Into federal court
Wednesday for the twelfth time since
December, 1965. Actually, Wednes
day's session is termed a hearing on
technical motions and questions grow
ing out of accusation by the United
States Justice Department that the
Board is In contempt of last August's
total integration decree. The hearing,
before Chief Judge Algernon L. Butler.
Is not expected to settle the contempt
The hearings were ordered first by
Judge Butler on March 19, but were
postponed until tomorrow "In .order
to avoid proliferating hearings on mo
tions in this protracted case."
The hearings slated for the Judge's
chambers are expected to be attended
by the entire Board and Superinten
dent Warren Smith. Board members
and Smith are charged with civil con
tempt' and the Justice Department is
asking that all be fined and failed until
they "purge themselves" of the alleged
contempt of court. The government
claims the Board and Superintendent
are operating integrated schools with
segregated classrooms. Students were
assigned to classrooms based on a
nationally recognized reading test
acore when the Board was ordered to
fully integrate the county school sys
tem last fall. After exhausting the
avenues of appeal, the Board and
school personnel had but nine days to
comply with the order of Judge But
Hearings Wednesday will be on the
Three juveniles were arrested here
this morning and charged with break
ing into the Maxlne Moore red de nee
on Railroad Street Saturday after
noon. Louisburg Police Chief Earl
Tharrington reported two of the boyt
are ten-yean-old and a third ia twelve
Names of the accused were not dla
closed. All are Negroes.
Tharrington said a translator radio
waa taken and has been recovered. He
said he alao believes he has solved an
earlier ebtry into the Moore home
when nothing waa reported missing.
Board's objections to the NAACP in
terrogatories and a Motion by the
Board's attorney for production of
names and incidences referred to
broadly "In the government's allega
tions and a request by the Board that
FBI records and reports pertaining to
the Franklin investigation be made
available to U.
The Justice Department Hied
charges on January 16, 1969 asking
the federal court to "adjudge the
defendants, Franklin County Board of
Education; Warren W. Smith, Horace
W. Baker, W. T. Boone, Jones H.
Winston, Albert C. Fuller and Lloyd
A. West, to be in civil contempt of the
Orders of this court of July 27, 1966,
August 17, 1967; June 20. 1968,
August 5, 1968 and August 23, 1968.
and directing that unless said defen
dants purge themselves of their con
tempt within three days of such ad
judication or such time as may be set
by the Court, each of the individual
defendants be remanded to the cus
tody of the Attorney General for
imprisonment and that each of the
defendants, individual and corporate,
be subjected to a daily fine. til until
they have fully purged themselves of
their contempt . . . . "
The Board issued a statement on
the same day in which it termed the
charges by Mr. Ramsey Clark, the
Attorney General as "not true",
"There is no racial discrimination
whataoever in any of the schools,') the
"In this difficult situation we are
attempting to provide a good educa
tion for the students, and these false
accusations by the U. S. Department
of Justice will serve only to make the
task more difficult, " the Board's state
The Board also termed the Attor
ney General's charges as "a form of
harrassment against the Board of Ed
ucation and the people of Franklin
County, and that It certainly Is a
disservice to the children In our
Since the original chargs were filed
In January, the North Carolina Attor
ney General has entered the caae and a
number of documents have been filed
by Board attorneys and attorneys for
the government and the NAACP. It Is
these documents which will be the
subject of tomorrow's hearings
? The time set for the session before
Judge Butler is 2:30 P.M. In his cham
bers in Clinton, N. C.
"They sure get heavy "
Loutsburg Police Chief Earl Thar
rington reported today that he is
continuing his investigation into the
Saturday night robbery of the Joe Ball
residence on Jolly Street here. Thar
rington reported that $450 in cash was
stolen while the Balls were out to
Thieves entered the home through a
rear door which was pried open and
ramsacked a bedroom in apparent
search for money. Tharrington said
$200 in quarters. $100 in Kennedy
half-dollars and $150 in paper money
is missing. He said the bedroom was a
shamble following the theft.
The robberty occurred between the
hours of 6:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.
Tharrington reports and he said he has
secured* fingerprints believed to be
those of the robbers.
A. W. PERSON
Graveside services for Arthur White
head Person, 88, of LoUlsburg, who
died Thursday night in Franklin
Memorial Hospital, were conducted at
2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Ceme
tery by the Rev. Frank Pulley.
Mr. Person, a retired cotton buyer,
was a lifelong resident of Loulsburg
where he had been in business for 65
yean. He was a member of the Kl
wanis Club and was treasurer of the
local fire department for more than 40
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. 1
Randolph Trow of Richmond. Va.,
and Mrs. Julian Heron of Chevy Chase,
Md.; one son, James Arthur Person of
Bakersfleld. Calif.; and eight grand
children and five great grandchildren.