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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, April 08, 1969, Image 1

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"Wonder if that little boy is watching me" Local Lions . View Film 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 cancer. Steps to follow were explained as follows: 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 external cancer. 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 Richard Golightly. "Hey. that's neat" "How can I eat them?" "You might say I found the most" I "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 McKINNE FULLER GASKILL 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. Fountain Warns: 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 statement follows: 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 with tobacco. 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 casion. 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 West Virginia. 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 isn't. 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 would be. 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 sion. Opposes HEW Office Move 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 revoked. 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 people." 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 states." 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 sense. " "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 ion." 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 question. 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 ler. Hearings Wednesday will be on the Ten-Year-Olds Arrested In Break-In 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 Board said. "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 ment continued. 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 schools." 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 " Thieves Enter Home, Take $450 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 dinner. 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 Death Claims 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 years. 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. if

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