The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, May 20, 1969, Image 1
The FrarfkMn Times r^\c^ i toj [ D- Cuaru Tuai^au A Ttinrulau * V V V >. t? ? All ai m Ll!_ f . ? a.. Published Evary Tuesday A Thursday ' Serving All Of Franklin County Gy 6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg. N. C., Tuesday, May 20, 1969 (Eight Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 27 Bunn Has Full Slate For Tuesday's Election^ i Two members of the present Bunn Town Council have died to succeed Mayor W. A. (Bill) Andrews in the top post and five men have filed for the four Council teata. Bunn municipal elections are scheduled for next Tuesday. The filing deadline set for 6 P.M. today, Bunn Councilmen Wayne Winstaad. a former Mayor and Councilman Macon Morris, Road Maintenance Superviaer with the State Highway Commission, have filed for the Mayor's post being vacated by Bill Andrews, who is moving to Selma, according to reports. Incumbent Councilmen Louis Debnam and Thurston Bailey have filed to return to the Town Board and former Mayor and Council member Joe Edwards has also joined the race. Two political newcomers have also filed for one of the four seats. They are Robert Lee Jones and Kenneth L. Brantley. Louisburg, Franklinton, Youngsville and Centerville held municipal elections two weeks ago. Bunn traditionally holds its election later in May. House, Three Others Get I Probation In Murder Cases Four persons, three Negro and one white including one woman, all charg ed with murder, were given suspended sentences here last week in the May term of Superior Court. Perce II W. Blacknall, 60-year-old Negro woman, received four to six years and placed on five year probation; Elvis G. Hicks, Jr., Negro man, received a 5 to 7 year sentence and was placed on five year probation and Arthur Lee Ellis, Negro male, was given Ave years and placed on probation for that period of time. Lonnie G. House, 51, former Dep uty Sheriff here, charged in the Jan uary 16, 1968 pistol slaying of Frank linton Police Officer Carlyle Breed love, was given a suspended sentence in Superior Court here last week. Houae was sentenced to "4 to 6 years in prison, suspended for five years on condition: (1) Not be engaged in or participate in any form of gambling of any description during the period of probation; (2) Not use or have In his possession any alcholic beverages in CAPT. EDGAR OWENS Capt. Owens Retires After ' 21 Years Capt. Edgar Owens or Raleigh, a native or Louisburg Is shown above following ceremonies staged here Sun day afternoon as he retired from the National Guard after 21 years of ser vice. Capt. Owens was presented a certificate and an office desk set by the officers and men of the battery. Col. John Fleming of Raleigh partici pated in the ceremonies with other officers and men of the unit. Owens works with the N. C. Dept. of Revenue In Raleigh. any form; (3) Not have In his posses sion or on his person any firearms; (4) Be in his place of residence each night during the period of probation be tween the house of 9:30 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. with leave that these hours may from time to time be modified at the discretion of the Probation Officer should circumstances dictate same". House plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Superior Court here last February and Judge James H. Pou Bailey ordered him committed for psychiatric observation for sixty days and withheld sentencing until the May term of Court. House was charged with shooting Breedlove at the Police Officer's Oibln on the night of Jan uary 16, 1968 following a supper meeting of county law enforcement officers. All had left the cabin when the shooting occurred except House, Breedlove, and Franklinton Police Chief Leo Edwards and Franklinton Assistant Chief Tom Allen. A jury acquitted James Thomas Alston charged with the capital crime of rape last Friday in one of the final actions of the week-long session. Other cases disposed of by Judge Bailey and Solicitor W. G. Ransdell, Jr. included: William Edgerton, assault with a deadly weapon. Nolle pros with leave. George Clyde Evans, operating motor vehicle under influence of in toxicants. 120 days In jail, suspended on surrender of his driver's license snd payment of $100.00 fine and costs. Melvin Richardson, non support. Motion to quash is allowed. Clem Pearce, speeding. 30 days in jail, suspended on payment of $50.00 fine and costs. William W. Crawford, breaking, en tering and larceny. Nolle pros with l*ave. J David Lee Mann, murder. Nolle pros with leave. Joel Nebern Wilder, false pretense. 4 months In jail, suspended on pay ment of costs. Robert L. Anderson, breaking, en tering and larceny. (2 cases) Not less than 8 nor more than 10 years in prison; to be confined under provision of Youthful Offenders Act. Cleveland "Catbird" Harris, break ing, entering and larceny. (2 cases). Not leas than 8 nor more than 10 years in prison; to be confined under pro vision of Youthful Offenders Act. James H. Washington, breaking, en tering and larceny. 10 years in prison. Donnie R. Brown, non support. Nolle pros with leave. James Ernest Hicks, assault with a deadly weapon with_ Intent to kill. Court allowed motion to non suit charge of "intent to kill". GuHty of assault with deadly weapon. 2 years in jaU. Linwood Gupton, operating auto while under Influence of intoxicants. Nolle pros with leave. Nathaniel Alston, operating auto under Influence of Intoxicants. 90 days In jail, suspended on psyment of $100.00 fine and costs and to imme diately surrender driver's license. James Earl Hicks, operating auto under influence of intoxicants. 4 months in jail, suspended for one year See COURT Page 6. College Graduates Largest Class In History Dr. Thomas A. Collins. President of North Carolina Wesleyan College. Rocky Mount, told the graduates at the 182nd commencement exercises at Louisburg College Sunday to consider the role of "A Magnificent Fool". Using the biblical interpretation of the word fool, instead of the mundane usage. Dr. Collin* challenged the gra duates to be i magnificent fool by being aware of the world, its evils and its goods, and by using their know ledge, wisdom and efforts to better conditions in a peaceful way. Dr. Cecil W. Robbins, President of Louisburg College, assisted by Dean John B. York, presented diplomas to 174 graduates, the largest graduating c)ass in the history of Louisburg Col lege. Of these. 134 received Associate in Arts diplomas. 7 Associate in Science and 33 one year business certificates. William Edward Privette of Middle sex graduated cum laude and received the Brantley Medal for men. Mrs. George Ann F. Edwards of Louisburg and Linda Jo Ay9cue of Henderson tied for the Brantley Medal for wo men. This medal Is awarded to the candidates for graduation who have the highest 2 year scholastic average. The I. D. Moon Awards went to Miss Barbara Brown of Raleigh and James Edward White, III of Cove City, N. C. This award is presented to the best ail-round leaders. The Chapel Choir sang the anthem: "Give To The World Thy Peace" by Grant. Miss Sarah Foster, director, was pianist. The Reverend Sidney E. Stafford pronounced the invocation and bene diction. Mrs. Cecil W. Robbins at the organ played "Grand March" by Verdi as the processional and "Largo" by Handel as the recessional. Marshals for the commencement exercises were Deborah Elizabeth Ro berts of Warrenton, Chief, Edith Another Line Passes Talton Matter Not Settled Commissioners To Meet Again On Welfare Budget Increase The Board of County Commis sioners will meet for the fourth time this month, Wednesday afternoon, to again tackle a troublesome budget increase for the Welfare Department. The session is slated to start at 2 P.M. in the Commissioner Room in the Courthouse. " The Board delayed any action on Power Off Here Sunday Electric Service will be interrupted In the Louisburg area Sunday, May 24, between the hours of 5 A.M. and 7 A.M.. according to an announcement by Electric Department Superinten dent Harold Foster. Areas to be affected according to Foster are: Franklin Street, Down town section, Williamson Street. John Street, Cedar Street, Spring Street, Middle Street, College Street, Bickett Blvd. north to Halifax Street. Justice Street and Ford Circle. The Interruption, says Foster, is necessary to make repairs to the main feeder lines. Sisters ln-Law Meet - Unexpectedly Picture above shows scene of Monday afternoon accident on Blckett Bird involving sisters-in-law. Mr*. Elmer Griffin, driver of car at left, waa attempting to make a left turn onto Ford Circle when her car waa (truck from the raar by Mr*. Q. S. Leonard. Mrs. Leonard la the wife of Mr*. Oriffln't brother. Except for a minor facial cut suffered by Mrs. Leonard, teacher at Loulsburg High School, no Injuries were reported. Her two children, paasengers in her car, were not hurt. Mrs. Griffin was alone at the time 4ftd she waa not injured. Damage to the two vehicles, however, was extensive. the budget request last week in order to make a further study of some aspects of the state-federal require ments, according to reports. The Wel fare Department Is asking an increase in the Public Assistance portion of the budget from $75,437 this year to $108,591 for the coming fiscal year. Meanwhile the resignation of J. Harold Talton as Chairman of the Industrial Development Commission remains unchanged. Talton. who has been out of town for several days on a trip with the Governor's Riven and Harbors Committee to Washington, Epsom Lions Hear MHC Coordinator Types of services and operation* of the Franklin County Family Counsel ing and Education Center were de scribed by the coordinator Talmadge H. Edwards, Jr., in an address before the Epsom Lions club Thursday even ing. The meeting was held in the fellow ship hall of Liberty United Church of Christ with Nelson Falkner presiding. Prior to dinner. Rev. John C. Allen, III, returned thanks, and music and singing was led by R. A. Bartholomew, Jr. Osman Garrard led in the pledge to the flag. Special guests were two Lions from Durham, A. S. Holt, Jr., and Andy Holt, III, who appeared before the club to ask support for the candidacy of Herbert C. Bradihaw of Durham for the ofnce of District Governor of 31-G. The yourtg Holt, whO is blind, was recognized as the Black Belt Judo champion, the only such title held by a blind person in he country so far as is known, it was said. Addressing the group, Edwards stated the Franklin County Family Counseling and Education Center is the service headquarters for a project designed to Hnd new, additional ways to meet the mental health needs of rural communities. He offered a his tory of the center, enumerated ita goals, and elaborated on the many services it conducts. The speaker, like wise, gave a schedule of the center's hour* of operations and something of the work of Its staff and consultants. The Franklin center facilities and staff became available for services In June of last year. saici mis morning mat nmntnn nas happened to make me change my mind." He said his actions were final. However, friends of the Commission chief and some members of the Com mission have indicated there is a pos sibility that "ftlton could be induced to reconsider in the interest of the county. No one has spelled out just what action would be necessary to get Talton to withdraw his resignation. Lack of action on the matter in last weeki meeting of the Board is said to have dampened efforts by some to get Talton to change his mind. Commis sion supporters were reportedly hope ful that the matter could have been worked out before now. What action, if any, the Board will take Wednesday is unknown. Epsom Man Dies Of Wreck Injuries A 51-year-old Epsom painting con tractor and farmer died Saturday in a Henderson hospital of injuries received in an accident on N.C-39 on Saturday, May 10. Rufas Lelsnd Clayton was Injured in 1 tractor-trailer? auto crash around 10 A.M. a mile and a half north of Epsom, according to reports. Also Injured in the head-on colision was Benjamin Randolph Alford, 29, of Louisburg, operator of the truck, ac cording to reports. State Trooper S. E. Atkinson re ported that the northbound auto op erated by Clayton struck the south bound truck operated by Alford. At kinson reported that his investigation indicated the automobile crossed the highway center line and met the truck headon. He charged Clayton with driving on the wrong side of the road. Damages were figured st $3,000 to the truck, owned by Ollle Vaughn of Loulsburg and $200 to the Clayton car. Funeral services for Clayton were held Monday at 3 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church at Epsom, conducted by Rev. John Allen, III an; Rev. J. Frank Apple. Burial followed In the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Journigan Clayton; a son, Rufus Clayton, Jr. of Hender son; his mother, Mrs. Paurse Brlggs Clayton of Henderson; two sisters. Mrs. Nelson Hobgood of Henderson snd Mrs. Macey Rowland o( Wilson; a brother, Lewis William Clayton of Henderson. Louise Dudley of Fairfield. Margaret Veil Freeman of Louisburg, Swannelle C. Etherton of Bunn and Michael L. Barnett of Henderson. Sermon The Reverend Norwood L. Jones, pastor of the Louisburg United Metho dist Church, used as his text for the commencement sermon "The Wings of the Morning", taken from the selected scripture lesson: Psalm 139. Rev. Jones advised the graduates as they take on "the wings of the morn ing" today and go their individual ways, that wherever that way might be. God will be there. Hold fast to Him, he suggested; you will need Him when your stais do fall, for surely some must. Chaplain C. Wade Goldston gave the invocation and benediction. The Chapel Choir, directed by Miss Foster, sang two anthems. "Jesus, Jesus, We Adore Thee" by Cherublnl and 'The Beautltudes" by Hopkins. Dr. Cecil W. Robbins led in the responsive reading. And following an nouncements, he introduced The Re verend Norwood L. Jones, speaker. As processional, Mrs. Robbins, or ganist, used "March of the Priests" by Mendelssohn, and for the recessional. "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar. Alumni Banquet Mr. Shearon Harris, president and chief executive officer of Carolina Power and Light Company, was speak er at the Alumni Banquet Saturday evening, held in the Benjamin N. Duke College Union. Mr. Harris, introduced by Rep. John T. Church of Henderson, discuss ed the history and plight of church-re lated colleggfand gave, as a result of extensiw'study, his opinion of what needs to be done to preserve them. Mr. Walter B. Jones, Director of Alumni Affairs, was master of cere monies. Rev. Wade Goldston gave the See COLLEGE Page 6. Area Gets Almost 2 Inches Of Rain Louisburg weatherman G. O. Ken nedy reported this morning that the local area received 1.78 inches of rain Monday and coupled with the .002 inches Sunday gives a total of 1.8 inches or the best rainfall in two months. Kennedy reports that 1.7 inches fell in March and only a half inch fell in April. The area had two inches of rain in January and February this year, Ken nedy said, but had received less than a half inch in May before the Monday downpour. He reported that tempera tures are about normal for this time of year. MARY JO DENTON Gold Sand Student Is Pagette Mary Jo Denton, * student at Gold Sand High School, hat been appointed a pagette In the Noith Carolina Senate, according to an announcement tMa week. Ml* Denton wis named by U. Got. Pat Taylor, Jr. upon the recom mendation of Franklin Senator E. F. Griffin. She la the daughter of Mr. and Mrt. Joe Denton of Wood.