The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, May 15, 1969, Image 1
Times Serving All Of Franklin County Gy 6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, May 15, 1969 (Ten Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 26 This Is National Police Week Know Your Police This it the second of a three part series designed to acquaint the public with the men who serve in law en forcement in our county. The first part covered members of the Frank linton and Youngsville Police Depart ments. Today's article will introduce members of Louisburg and Bunn De partments. Next week, the concluding part of the series will present the Sheriff's Department. This is National Police Week and The Times salutes all those who serve the community in maintaining law and order. LOUISBURG EARL H. THARRINGTON has been Chief of the Louisburg Police Department , since December, 1966. He has served on the force for nine years, joining in 1960. Tharrington served eight years in the National Guard and has had Auxiliary Police -Basic Training and Kiot i raining. He is the son of Mr. THARRINGTON and Mrs. Buddy Tharrington and he and his wi(e, Sue C. Tharrington have two children, Tony Karl, 14, and Gregory Howard, 4. Tharrington is a high school gradu ate and a Baptist and lives at 108 Edgewood Drive here. Commenting on his work, Tharrington says it is in teresting and that he likes it. HUBERT P. SHEARON is Assistant Chief of the Louisburg force and has Deen a memDer or the force for 19 years. Prior to en tering police work, Shearon was a far mer. Like Tharring ton, he has had Auxiliary Police Basic Training and Riot Training. He is a Baptist and is married to the for mer Madge Jordan. SHEA RON Shearon has one son, Johnnie Clyde Shearon. The Shearons live at 502 Ford Circle in Louisburg. NED I LLOYD joined the Louis burg force in 1965 after employment with a local auto mobile dealership. He has received training in Basic Police work and special Riot Train ing. A high school graduate and a Baptist, Lloyd is married and he and his wife, Jean W. Lloyd have two sons, Greg, 7, and Tim, 4. LLOYD The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lloyd, the popular patrolman and his family live at 103 Wilder Street in Louisburg. LEWIS W. (LARRY) GILLIAM has been a member -of the Louisburg de partment for four years, joining on February 1, 1965. < He has had special Riot Training. Gil- 1 liam has a high school education, is a Baptist and is married to Sandra C. Gilliam. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper L. Gil liam. In com GILLIAM meriting on pis work, he says he is "Pleased with the job" and adds, "But could use more pay." He lives on Route 2, Louisburg. FURMAN W. BURNETTE had six months active duty with the National uuara oeiore join ing the Louis burg force on June 30, . 1968. He had pre viously worked witH an insurance company . He holds a high school ed ucation and is a Baptist. The son of j Mr. and Mrs. John 1 R. Burnette, he is married to the for Bl'RNETTE mer Kay Rogers. They naVe two daughters, Krista Kay, age 3 and Ma iissa Paige, 18 months. The Burnett*. " live on Route 1, Louisburg. ROBERT G. REDMOND joined the Louisburg force on August 4, 1968, after three years in the U. S. Marines /?end service in Viet nam. He is a grad uate of Louisburg High School, a Baptist and is mar ried to the former Betty Jo Moore. They have a daugh ter. Andrea Chris topher, 2' 2 years old. REDMOND He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Redmond and comments on his work by saying. "I find police work to be interesting and rewarding and I derive extreme pleasure from helping people who need it and protecting the general public." LEWIS R. EVANS joined the force \ . . ? . . . . ? Ull MUgUM iO, 1968. a few days ; after Redmond J joined. Evans has served two years in S the U. S. Army. He | holds a high school I education, is a Bap- I tist and is married I to the former v Arnola Carpenter, f They have one I VANS daughter. Tonya Renee. age 1 Evans is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Evans and he and his .family live at 107 Church Street here. He says that police work is "Very enjoyable" and that he "Enjoys serving the public very much." Louisburg. like some other depart ments in the county, has an out standing Auxiliary Police force. Ac cording to Chief Tharrington. the fol lowing men serve in this capacity: Astor Bowden. Clarence Moody. John Garrett. Dean Holton. George Cham pion, Tom Denton. Wyatte Freeman, Phillip McKinne. Willie Strother, Ronda Gupton. Morris Wynne, Jimmy -Martin. Darrell Leonard, J. T. Perry and Sylvester Harris. BUNN TOM POWELL is Chief of the Bunn Police Department. A one-man force, Powell works mostly at night but is on n a i ? 11 I ft ^i-nuur can. nu biographical data was not returned, but it is known that he served sev eral years as a Dep uty Sheriff under former Sheriff Joe Champion and re turned to the Bunn position in 1966. t 4 He and his wife. Ruby E. Powell POWELL live on Koute 1, Louisburg. Head Start Gets $56,259 In Funds Franklin, Vance, Warren Oppor tunity. Inc. of Henderson, North Caro lina has received approval fpr.$56,259 in supplemental funds for the on-going Full Year. Part-Day Head Start pro gram from the Office of Economic Opportunity, it was announced today by W. Astor Kirk. OEO Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. The local share toward the program total is $5.120. Talton Group Confers With Nixon No Action Yet On Talton Resignation The Board of County Commis sioners met in special session here Tuesday afternoon but took no action on the resignation of Industrial Com mission Chairman Harold Talton. The matter was not mentioned while news men were present and the minutes of the meeting make no mention of the matter. Resignation by, the popular Com mission Chairman last week and his comment that he was "tired of being slapped in the face" by the County Commissioners has caused consider able stir across the county. The Com missioners took no action following the Talton bombshell except to ask Board Attorney W. H. Taylor to recall Talton to the meeting and explain why the Board had given Talton a one-year appointment to the Commission when the law required a three-year appoint ment. The resignation has not been reject ed nor accepted by the Board and Talton is in Washington attending a Conference on Rivers and Harbors. He was named to the State Committee by Governor Bob Scott and conferred Wednesday with President Nixon. To day the group is scheduled to meet with Defense Secretary Melvin Laird. Talton. who is attending because of his interest in the Tar River Basin project which will affect Franklin County, is expected to return home Friday. The fact that the Commissioners ignored the matter altogether in their Tuesday meeting supports uncon firmed reports that some backstage maneuvering is taking place, designed to get Talton to reconsider his de cision. Although it was reliably re ported last week that he had said definitely that he would not withdraw his resignation, it was learned that several members of the Industrial Commission are exerting pressure on Unexpected Customer Seen* above shows unexpected customer entering Sid Champion'* Store at White Level in an unorthodox manner in the wee hours last Saturday morning. Sheriff William Dement reports that Stuart Murphy, w/m/33, haa been arretted In connection with the incident. Damage to the front of Champion'a Store was extensive. The accident occurred around 3 A.M., according to reports. ' Staff photo by Clint Fuller. him to remain on the Commisaton as Chairman. One report, unconfirmed said that Commissioner Norwood Faulkner has contacted Talton on the matter. Faulkner, representing the Louisburg District, recommended Talton for the one-year term. If efforts are being made in this direction, such efforts are being kept secret. A new development occurred this morning in the growing controversy. A group calling themselves Concerned Citizens inserted a paid ad in The Franklin Times containing the official minutes of Tuesday's meeting and reporting the cost of such meetings to the taxpayer. The ad asks citizens how much they know about their county government and urges them to discuss county matters with their Commissioners. A spokesman for the group said the efforts will be continued in the hope that "others might become concerned with the manner which the county's business is being handled." He jaid the Talton matter sparked the move, but that his group had been experiencing growing concern for some time over certain actions by the Board of Com missioners. In actions taken in Tuesday's meet ing, called to study a request by the Welfare Department for an increase in Public Assistance from $75,437 last y?ar to $108,591 this year, the Board delayed a decision on the budget increase. The Mental Health program budget was approved at $39,662.43 with the county's share being listed at $4600. Overpayment of township road bond funds were transferred to the county's capital Improvement fund as perscribed by a local law ratified in May, 1959. Gets Emergency Food Grant A $32,262 grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity to continue the Emergency Food and Medical Ser vices program in Franklin and Warren Counties was approved today by W. Astor Kirk, Director of OEO's Mid Atlantic Region. The program is administered by Franklin- Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., of Henderson, North Carolina. The program will provide for opera tion of the program for the five months ending June 30, 1969. Staff includes a fiscal manager and three outreach workers. The outreach pro gram is to assist people to become eligible for this and other federally financed health and welfare programs, as well as promoting good nutritional habits and helping with food prepara tion ideas. In addition, 250 children will re ceive school lunches and $21,331 will be deveted to assisting very low-in come families to purchase food stamps. The grantee agency is also charged with broadening the number of places and length of service of stations issuing food stamps. Local Navy Man Is Honor Guard S. A. Donnie W. Finch, son of Mrs. Lucile S. Finch, Route 3, Louisburg and the late Bunnie C. Finch is serving with the Ceremonial Guard U. S. Naval Station, Washington, D. C. Seaman Finch is a 1968 graduate of Louisburg High School. While in school here, he played varsity basket ball and baseball. He entered the service November 6, 19b? and received hit baaic training at Great Lakea Naval Bate, Great Lakea, ni. and graduated January 17, 1969. Some of the duties he hat per formed w?a in the i Inauguration of I Pre*ident Richard I M. Nixon, eicort duty when he re FINCH turned from his European tour. Most recent wu the Eisenhour Funeral, and escort duty with he Dignitaries that came to pay their final respects. Finch Is the second Franklin ser viceman to serve in a ceremonial guard section. William Rowe served in the t Old Guard, honorary unit of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry in 164, at Fort Myer, Va., just outside Washington. At that time, Capt. Harold Luck, Army Advisor attached here said Rowe was the first from Franklin to be so honor ed. Finch is now the second. The history and workings of the Naval unit is told in an article, "The Solemn Work of Proud Men" by J02 William E. Parker, USN. He writes. "As a representative of our nation and the Navy, the Guardsman can often feel the pride of a country. Honoring men who have lived or died for their country s an experience no Guardsman will soon forget." Franklin Firms To Get Tax Check Greensboro. N. C. ? A "compliance ?urvey" of many Franklin County burinei* firm* to determine If they are filing all required Federal tax return* will begin aoon, the Internal Revenue Service Mid today. Dlatrict Director J. E. Wall laid the ?urvey will take about three monthi to complete and will be conducted by Revenue Officer*. A croaa lection of non-farm bualneeeet will be checked to aee if ad required tax return* are being filed. Wall laid the current aurvey I* not designed to determine whether return ire accurate but only whether all required returns are filed. The survey will alao be used to check the com pleteness of the IRS Master File of business taxpayers. Moat businesses comply con scientiously with the tax laws, Wall said. However, he added, thesfe laws art complex, and some business tax payers may not be fully sware of all the tax returns which apply to their particular business operations. These See CHECK Page 6 Bound Over In Road Death William Lee Stalling*', w/m/17, charged with manslaughter in the May 1 accident which resulted in the death of Darreil L. Smith, w/m/21, was bound over to the October term of Superior Court here Monday. Stalling* is charged as driver of the car which ran off the highway on the River Road ? intuNi Rescuers Get Jaycee Gift Bill Fleming, Project Chairman, left, presents Jaycee check to David Minnich, Chief of the Louisburg Rescue Service. The Jaycees raised $250 in a hot tie collection drive. Photo by C. T. Dean, Jr. Two Arrested In Bunn Burning Franklin Sheriff William T. la ment's office reports the arrest Tues day of two men charged with setting fire to an abandoned house near Hunn earlier this week. Chief Deputy Dave Batton reports that William H. Murray, w/m/17, Rt. 4, Louisburg. and Jerry Duncan, w/m/20, Spring Hope, have been charged in setting fire to a house belonging to Mrs. Annie H. Pendleton near Alford Lumber Co. Batton said the men apparently built a fire to keep warm and the blaze spread and de stroyed the house. Duncan, according to Batton, was recently arrested with three other men and charged with taking an abandoned 1958 Ford from along NC-98, moving it to a wooded area, stripping it of tires, battery, wheels, etc. and setting it afire. near Franklinton, struck ? tree and caught fire. Smith died of injuries received in the accident in Duke Hos pital two days later. S tailings is also charged with ex ceeding safe speed and prayer for judgement was rendered in this charge and continued until December on con dition that Stallings not violate any motor vehicle laws of N. C. until that date and pay coats of court. Other actions in Monday's session of District Court include the follow ing: Lawrence Johnson, n/m, non sup port. 6 months in jail. Notice of Appeal; Bond set at $j200.00. Lawrence Johnson, n/m/26, driving wrong side of road. 30 days In jail. Notice of Appeal; Bond set at $60.00. Otis (NMN) Lynch, w/m/32. op erating auto Intoxicated. $100.00 fine and costs; surrender license for 12 months. Notice of Appeal; Bond set at $160.00. Milton Gupton, w/m/25, public See COURT Page 6 PAUL BREWER ... new Prexy Brewer Is Jaycee President The Louisburg Jaycees held their annual installation of officer's banquet Monday night at the Murphy House. Ronald Thompson, area Jaycee Vice President from Wendell, performed the installation service Officers installed for the 1969-70 year were Paul A. Brewer, President; Bill Fleming, lit Vice President, Dick Lucas, 2nd Vice President; Clint Ken nedy, Secretary; Parke Brown, Treas urer. The Board of Directors installed were David Allen, Conrad Sturgess and James Grady. Bill Fleming, chairman of the re cent Jaycee Bottle Drive, presented checks totaling more than $250.00 to David Minnich. president of the Louis burg Rescue Squad. Guest speaker for the Banquet waa Norwood Jo net, min|ster of the Louts burg Methodist Church. Guests included Mayor and Mrs. V. A. Peoples,. Mr. and Mra-CUreac* Moody, C. T. Dssn and Unwood Ulas and the Jaycee wives.