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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, May 22, 1969, Image 1

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The FrMWft Times l <o? [ Published Every Tuesday & Thursday ^ ^ Serving All Of Franklin County Gy 6-3283 Ten Cents . Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, May 22, 1969 (Twelve Pages Today) * 100th Year-Number 28 4 r Sheriffs Department: Know Your Law Officials In this, the concluding part of ? three-part aerie* in recognition of law enforcement officers in the county, The Times salutes the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. The series, which began last week in marking National Police Week, covered police departments in Louisburg, Franklin ton, Youngsville and Buna. The Times also recognizes all other persons who contribute to the public safety. In cluded in these are the State Highway Patrol, jailers, guards, parole and court officials and others. The Times salutes them all for the outstanding work they are doing. FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF WILLIAM T. DEMENT was sworn into office in December of 1966 after 10 years as Chief of the Louisburg Police Department and six years as a Dep uty Sheriff. Un questionably the most experienced police officer ser ving the area. De ment has been trained in Civil De- I fense Radiological | Monitoring; Riot Control: Fineer DEMENT printing; Interrogation; Search and Louisburg Woman Of The Year Margaret Hill accepts awqrd from Pat Myers, club president. Mrs. Hill Is Woman Of Year The "Clubwoman of the Year" award was presented to Mrs. Margaret Hill last night at the Louisburg Woman's Club meeting, held in the home of Mrs. Wilson Clay. The presen tation of the award was made by out-going president, Mrs. Pat Myers. Margaret was choaen for the award based on her outstanding work in club activities over the past year. She has been a member of the Club for the past four years. Some of the projects which Margaret has worked on are: Heart Fund Drive, Dance Committees and Conservation of Home Life. She has also attended a number of District Industrial Film Viewed By Local Lions Franklin Industrial Development Director Kenneth Schubart, a member of the Louisburg Lions Club, pre sented a special film showing to the club at Its Tuesday night meeting. Schubart showed the film, 'The David City Story." The fUm depicted a small typical town, in Nebraska that decided to do something about the appearance of its business district. A plan was made but before it could be carried a destructive fire hit the town and destroyed what work had already been done. The spirit of the townspeople was such that in spite of the setback, the plan was carried to its full completion and the film pointed out that this was done without state or federal aid. It was noted that a number of Louisburg businesses have recently made improvements in appearances. The club had one visitor, Alton Overby, a member of the Weldon Lions Club. At Franklinton Rescue Service To Hold Open House The Franklinton Rescue Service will hold open house Sunday after noon at the Rescue Station, according to an announcement this week by A. 1. Parkinson, Chief of the unit. The Franklinton Service, organized In May of 1967, has 13 members and three vehicles. One of the vehicles and the Rescue gliding were purchased with contributions from citizens of Franklinton and surrounding areas, ac cording to Peridnaon. Perkinaon expressed the Service's appreciation the public, business firms, dub* and other organisations for their help Sfirt contributions Hundxv't open house hours are 2 P.M to 0 P.M. and refreshments are to be served. meetings. Margaret is married to Jimmy Hill, owner-operator of Shannon Village Esso Station. They have two children. Jay, age six and Greg, age three. Their home is on Waddell Street here in Louisburg. Margaret is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Mash burn of Louisburg. Aside from being a very active Club member, wife and mother, Margaret is also active in church work. She and her family belong to the Louisburg Baptist Church. Margaret owns and operates her own Beauty Shop - Vogue Hair Styling. Like Mar garet, Jimmy is also active in dubs. He is a former member of the Louisburg JC's and a member of the Louisburg Rescue Service. Seizure; Law of Arrest; Jail Super vision; Use of Firearms and Auxiliary Police Training. A Methodist and a high school graduate. Dement is the son of Ollie O. and the late Louise H. Dement. He is married to the former Virginia Leonard and they have five children, Carol, Patricia, Billy, Mike and Kim. The Dements live at 112 Justice Stir&et here. Commenting on his work, Sheriff Dement stated, "Law enforcement work is very interesting and I appre ciate the opportunity of serving all the people in Franklin County". DAVID G. BATTON of Bunn is Chief Deputy, a post he has held for several years under former Sheriff Joe Champion and since 1966 under Sheriff Dement. ? " Batton, a veteran I of World War II with four year's service in the Army, has seven years experience in law enforcement. He was formerly an BATTON appliance salesman. He is a Baptist and holds a high school diploma. The son of Mr. and Mrs Chariu A. Batton, he is married lo the former Dorothy Alford and they have seven children. Betty, Carol. David. Charles. Jerry and Terry and Darnell. Batton has had training in Finger printing and Crime Scene Search; Law and Order and Civil Defense. He says "I like law enforcement work and I like working with men such as Sheriff Dement and former Sheriff Joe Cham pion". He adds, "The people of Frank lin County have been very good to me in my work". ? HENRY LLOYD GUPTON joined the department on December 5, 1966 oft or corvina oe ? Constable of Gold Mine Township and working as a building contrac tor. Gupton was Constable (or 14 years and has had training in Civil De fense. He is a Bap tist and the son of Mr. L. P. Gupton of Rt. 2, Louis Gl'PTON burg. He. is married to the former Dorothy Duke and they hive two children, Jo Ann Gupton Wat kins and Lloyd Drew Gupton. In commenting on his work, Gup ton says, "I like my job as a Deputy and I like W. T. Dement both as a mah to work for and as Sheriff". He also says he likes the people of Franklin County. LEROY TERRELL came to the department from Hayesville Township on July 1, 1967 after serving two years in the Military Police unit of the U. S. Army. Terrell, at the time he became a uepuiy, was larm ing. The son of Mr. J. A. Terrell, he is a Baptist and is mar ried to the former Dorothy Ruth Cur rin. They have five children: Dorothy Ruth Currin Smith, Leroy. Jr., Judy Faye. Barbara Ann and Randy Steph en. TLRRELL Terrell has received Civil Defense training in addition to his M.P. school ing. His comment was simply put as he said, "Mike working as a law enforce; ment officer in Franklin County". JOHN DAVID DEAL, SR. became a Deputy Sheriff on February 18, 1968 after serving with the North Carolina Prison Department. A veteran of World War II, Deal is a Baptist and a high school graduate. He is the son of Mr. and C. P. Deal of Concord, N. C. aiiu lie auu uu wife, the former Ruth Madeline Thompson of Con cord. have one son, John Deal. Jr. who is now serving in the U. S. Air Force. Deal has served five years as a city police officer and covers the Frank DEAL union ? Youngsville area 01 the county for the most part. He says, "I enjoy my work very much". He also says he "wishes to thank all the officers of Franklin County for their coopera tion" and he has a special thanks for those with whom he works most fre quently in the Franklinton area. He points out Franklinton Police Chief Leo Edwards and the Franklinton De partment. This concludes the series and The Times hopes that the public has realized a closer tie with law enforce ment officers in the area as a result of Information contained in the three issue article. Board Fixes Com mis ion Terms, Tall on To Stay J. Harold Talton, Chairman of the Industrial Development Commiarion, has withdrawn his resignation present ed to the Board of County Commis sioners on May 8. The resignation which Talton said at the time came because he "was tired of being slapped in the face" by the Board, had cauwd a heated controversy between support ers of industrial development and members of the Board. Talton told The Times late Wednes day night that he is withdrawing his resignation. He said at the time that the Commissioners were unaware of his decision. The Board met Wednesday after noon in special session to take action on a Welfare budget request. In res Mrs. B.H. Patterson Youngsville Woman Of Year Youngsville - A highlight of the Youngsvllle Woman's Club Banquet was the presentation of a silver bowt to the clubmember chosen as Club woman of the Year. This award was presented by Mrs. Hudson to Mrs. Baxter H. Patterson, who is a charter member of the club. The recipient Is a person who has attended many conferences, district, Mrs. B. H. Patterson state and national Woman's Club Con ventions. Participating In Fine Arts Festivals Sewing Contests, she has won awards in district and state competi tion. Called on (or special projects related to hospitality, decorating and planning, she frequently Alls an essen tial need In the club. She wis chairman of the banquet committee tills year, as she has been for a number of times in the past. In addition to club work, she serves on church committees and la interest ed in civil affairs. Currently she is Treasurer of the Franklin County Democratic Women's Organization and is a long-time member of the local Democratic Precinct Committee. Dur ing election years she is active In promoting voter interest. Mrs. Patterson and her husband have one daughter, Mrs. Mary Charlie Corpening. She is married to Younp ville's physician, Dr. A. N. Corpening; and they have three children. Clarification The Linwood Gupton reported in The Times in Tuesday's issue in the Superior Court article as charged with operating an auto while under in fluence of Intoxicants In which a nolle pros with leaf* was taken Is not J. Linwood Gupton of 114 Edgewood Drive, Loulsburg. The Linwood Gup ton as reported in the paper lived on Route 1, Youngsville. Woman Enters Bunn Race For the first time in Iti history, a woman hai filed for the Bunn Town Council. Mia. Helen P. Jonas, mother of two and a clerk In the Bunn bank, filed before the deadline Tuaaday. The action makea a six-way race for the four Council seats. Incumbent Council members Thurston Bailey and Louia Debnam are seeking redaction. Former Mayor and councilman Joe Edwards and political newcomers Kenneth L. (Pap) Brantley and Robert Lee Jones have also filed. Two other Incumbent Council members are running for Mayor to succeed W. A. (Bill) Andrews who Is not seeking reelection. Former Mayor Wayne Winstead and M. Z. Morris, a member of the County Industrial Commission are opponents In the mayoral race. Two women were elected to the Louisburg Town Council earlier this month. Mia. Breattie C. O'Neal waa reelected far a third term and Mia. Lola Wheless was named for a first term. Bunn holda ita municipal elections Tuaaday, May 27. ponse to an inquiry by a Raleigh newsman, the budget matter was de layed while the Board rescinded its actions of May 5 In which It made some one-year appointments to the Commission and approved a motion which was designed to right the terms of Commission members. Following a session with representa tives of the Welfare Board, the Com missioners invited Talton to appear before them. Talton came and the matter of his resignation was thoroughly discussed, according to re liable reports. Board attorney W. H. Taylor acted as spokesman for the Commissioners and explained the mix up in appointments. Talton reportedly left the meeting after saying that he would consider the resignation move again. The Board then tabled his re signation. Late Wednesday Talton informed The Times of his decision to stay on the Commission. He said, "For the good of the industrial program and in order to continue the projects now underway and inasmuch as the Com missioners acted under erronous infor mation, I feel I ought to withdraw my resignation." The "erronous information" refer red to by Talton was the reason expressed by the Commissioners for the mixup in Commission appoint ments. Several references were made earlier in the meeting to incorrect Information although it was never ex plained who made the error. Commis sioner Norwood Faulkner stated in the session that he would like, to suggest going back to expiration dates and bringing all terms up to date and he added, "I'm not trying to put the blame (for the incorrect information) on anybody. We tried in good faith to do it to get staggered terms." The motion clearing the mixup was made by Commissioner W. M. Sykes and seconded by Commissioner Ro bert Lee Burnette and all voted ap provingly. The action brought Talton's term up to date and the three years to which he was retroactively appointed beginning in March, 1968 will expire in March of 1971. Simon Collie, W. F. Collins and J. T. Moss also received retroactive ap pointments with their terms expiring in March of 1971. Lloyd West, Allen deHart and Joe Denton were reap pointed retroactively to March of this year with their terms expiring in March of 1972. Macon Morris, T. 0. Nelms and K. G. Weldon were retro actively appointed back to 1967 and their terms will expire in March of 197.0. Commissioners Approve 43% Welfare Budget Increase The Board of County Commission ers found themselves in a non-retreat lng position here Wednesday afternoon and finally approved a $33,154 In crease in the local Welfare Department budget. The Board, caught up in fe deral and state regulations, decided they could do nothing less than give approval to the request. Hie action moves the Public Assistance portion of the budget from the $75,437 of this year to $108,591 for the fiscal year beginning July 1. A new federal program which be comes effective January 1, 1970 will get $17,244 of the increase. This amount is for the six-month period and the program offers medical aid to welfare recipients. The total share of the county In welfare for this current year is $247,485.23, according to in formation released In Wednesday's ses sion. Commissioner Norwood Faulk ner said in the meeting that $1,011,000.00 was spent in the coun ty for welfare last year. Cancer Drive Nets $3500 George Champion, Jr., County Can car Crusade Chairman, reported this week that collections had reached $3500 in the recent drive here. He added that some others sections have yet to report which could bring the total even higher. Obvioudy pleased with the results of the campaign. Champion expressed his appreciation to all area chairmen and all those who worked in the campaign. He also expressed the So ciety's appreciation to all who contri buted. The Welfare budget increase, which does not include administrative costs, is expected to up the county tax rate by around seven cents per $100 valua tion. In an unrelated action, the Board passed a resolution authorizing letters to be sent to the county's representa tives in the General Assembly asking their support for the statewide one cent sales tax. It was reliably feported that members of the Board favor a bill which would make the tax statewide and which would allow the Mate to collect the money and return it to the county. Mr R. B. Gordon, Superintendent of Franklinton City Schools appeared before the Board urging approval of his school budget explaining that his system will be going to total integra tion this fall and that all funds are needed. LHS Grads To HearWF Professor Dr. Thomas A. Blind, Professor Christian Ethics and Sociology it Southeastern Baptist Theological Sem inary at Wake Forest, will deliver the Baccalaureate sermon at Louisburg High School Sunday, June X, at 8:00 P.M. Dr. Bland is a native of Carrboro, N. C. and is married to the former Rena Lou Cheek, a teacher at Louis burg. They have two children, Cynthia Rene*- Bland and Thomas Albert Bland, Jr. Dr. Bland holds a B.A. Degree /rom the University of North Oarollna, B.D. and Th.D. Degrees from Southeastern Seminary and has done post-doctoral study at Yale University as a Research Fellow in 1962-63. A member of a number of honor societies. Dr. Bland has served on the Executive Board, General Association of Baptists in Kentucky; as Chairman of the Com mittee on Temperance and Christian Life, Missouri Baptist General Asso ciation and as Chairman of the Com mittee on Adult and Juvenile Delin quency of the N. C. Conference for Social Service. He Is presently serving as a Director of the Wake County Mental Health Society and a* a Director, State Leg Is lative Council. He hu also authored several articles and book sections. The Baccalaureate sermon will be I delivered in the school auditorium. Dr. Thorn* A. Bland

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