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Published Every Tuesday A Thursday ' Serving All Of Franklin County
Gy 6-3283 Tan Cents , . Louisburg, N. C? Thursday. May 27, 1969 (Ten Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 30
i Betty Louise Bowers
Paula Ray Gupton
Phyllis Elaine Kerley Larry Nathan Clemonts
Franklinton Legion To
Mark Memorial Day
Residents of 'Franklinton are cor
dially invited to attend and participate
in Memorial Day Services Sunday,
June 1, 1969. sponsored by the Frank
linton Post No. 52 of the American
Legion, Post Commander Douglas N.
Hoyle announced today.
The traditional commemorative
rites are scheduled to begin at 2:00
p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Com
mander Hoyle reported. The American
Legion has pledged to help perpetuate
the annual observance of Memorial
Day. Although It began an occaalon to
commemorate the dead of all wars,
memorial day has since become a time
for the decoration of graves of family
In urging the widest possible par
ticipation by Franklin County resi
dents in Memorial Day Services, Com
mander Hoyle referred to the follow
ing excerpt from Gen. John A. Logan's
original order for observance of
Memorial Day in 1868: "Let no....
avarice or neglect, no ravages of time
testify to present or coming genera
tions that we have forgotten as a
people the cost of a free and undivided
The American Legion Auxilliary
will observe Poppy Dey here Friday
and Saturday. Wear a poppy.
If It's Ever Needed
Franklin County Civil Defense Director George Champion, left and Loulsburg
Civil Defense chief Robert Hicks are shown above attaching Fallout Shelter signs at
Franklin Memorial Hospital hare Wednesday. The CO officials announced 3884
spaces are available at the hospital 676 are available at the College Library, 52 in
Merritt Dorm at Louiaburg College and 163 at First-Citizens Bank and Trust Co. in
Frankllnton. Shelter signs have been erected at all these points whlchwere selected
by a CD team as adequate for emergency use. Staff photo byClint Fuller.
Over 400 Hopefuls
Await High School
The end of the high school trail will
come next Tuesday for 338 hopeful
senior; in the six high schools in the
Franklin County system and 75 others
are candidates for graduation Friday in
the Franklinton administrative unit.
A* in the put, all candidates will not
necessarily graduate, grades being as
they sometimes are. The exct figures
on the grads are not yet available as
exams continue in some schools.
Louisburg High School leads the list
as 109 seniors are expected to receive
diplomas at exercise* Tuesday night at
8 P.M. in the school auditorium. The
Louisburg baccalaureate sermon will
be delivered by Dr. Thomas A. Bland
Sunday night at 8 P.M. in the audi
Bumf will graduate the second
largest group Tuesday night at 8 P.M.
as 80 seniors conclude their high
school careers. Bunn's baccalaureate
address will be delivered Sunday night
at 8 P.M. In the school auditorium by
Dr. Grant 0. Folmsbee.
Franklinton High School has 75
candidates for graduation as com
mencement exercises take place Friday
night at 8 P.M. in the achool audi
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torium. Franklinton's baccalaureate
sermon was delivered last Sunday
night by Rev. Don Lee Harris.
Gold Sand will graduate 51. Rev.
Walter McDonald will deliver the
baccalaureate address Sunday night at
8 P.M. In the school auditorium. Com
mencement exercises will be held
Tuesday night at 8 P.M.
Youngsville High School will grant
diplomas to 39 seniors in exercises
Tuesday at 8 P.M. Class night was
staged last Friday night at 8 P.M. and
Rev. Otis Bolter will deliver the bacca
laureate sermon Sunday morning at 11
A.M. in the school auditorium.
Edward Beat High School will have
37 seniors finishing at its commence
ment Tuesday night at 8 P.M. in the
school auditorium. There is to be no
class day exercises or baccalaureate
sermon this year at Edward Best.
Epsom High School, the smallest of
the seven, will graduate 22 Tuesday
night at 8 P.M. at exerclaes In the
school auditorium. The baccalaureate
sermon will be delivered Sunday after
noon at 5 P.M. by Rev. Robert J.
Locals high Un Honor List
Franklin County had 28 students to
make the Dean's List at Loulaburg
College during the spring semester.
The total ?u 117. The percentage of
Franklin County student! making the
Dean's List was approximately 50%
above the student body percentage a*
The Dean's List is divided into two
categories: Honor Roll, for students
who have an average of 3.60 to 4.00
(B+ to A); and, Honorable Mention,
for students whose average is 3.00 to
The following Franklin County stu
dents attained the Dean's List: Honor ?
? Margaret Alston Weston, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Weston, Franklln
ton; Linda Jo Ayscue, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Ayscue, Route 1,
Henderson; Mrs. Paulette Duke Dil
lard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Duke, Route 2, Loulsburg; Mrs. Swan
nelle C. Etherton, wife of Rev. Ray
ford Etherton, Bunn; Batty Sue Rad
ford, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. R. E.
Radford, Route 1, Louiaburg; Jo Anne
Garden, daughter of Mr. and Mr*.
Howard Garden, Route 2, Spring
Hope; Mrs. George Ann Ford Edwards,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlea E.
Ford, Louiaburg; Margaret Veil Free
man, daughter of Mrs. N. F. Freeman,
Louiaburg; and Tony Gwenn Gupton,
niece of Mrs. Pauline G. Taylor, Route
Honorable Mention: Michael La
verne Lovtn, son of Mrs. Bettle Q.
Lovin, Route 3, Louisburg; Angelia
Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jeasie W. Arnold, Route 2, Zebulon;
John Roas Shuplng, son of Mr. and
Mn. L. R. Shuplng, Louiaburg; Ralph
Wayne Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
T. Cooper, Jr., Franklinton; Linda
Carol Gupton, daughter of Mr. and
Mr*. Wyatt D. Gupton, Route 2,
See LIST Page 6
Winstead Elected Mayor
Former Mayor and Town Com
missioner Wayne W instead won an
overwhelming victory In Tuetday'i
municipal elections at Bunn and four
new Town Commissioners were elect
ed. W instead defeated former Co mm is
sioner Macon Morris, 91 to 28 for the
Mayor's post and newcomer Robert
Lee Jones led a field of rix candidates
for the four-member Town Board.
Jones polled 102 votes In his first
try for political office to lead the
ticket. Former Mayor and Commis
sioner Joe Edwards placed second with
94 votes and Mrs. Helen P. Jones, first
woman ever to run for office at Bunn.
placed ttyrd with 86 votea. Kenneth L.
(Pap) Brantley was fourth man with
Removed from the Board in the
somewhat surprising results were 'in
cumbent Commissioners Thurston
Bailey who polled 60 votes and Louis
A. Deb nam who polled 44. There were
119 votes cast In the Mayor's race
Get Pay Hike
Greenaboro - Burlington Industries.
Inc.. the nation's largest producer of
textiles and related products, has an
nounced that most of Its manufac
luring divisions will raise wages In
Charles F. Myers, Jr., chairman and
chief executive, said wage adjustments
"are now being planned by most of
our operating divisions."
He said amounts and effective dates
would be established by each company
division, but that "In most Instances
the increaaes are expected to take
effect during the first two weeks of
Wage employees of the Frenkllnton
Plant of Burlington Industries will
receive a pay lncreaae effective July 7,
1 1969, It has been announced by C.
Lamar Greene, plant manager.
"We feel theae Increaaes, together
with the company's profit sharing re
tirement plan and other benefits, will
further strengthen the position of our
employees within our segment of the
Industry," Mr. Greene stated ,
which made thli the largest turnout in
in election since Bunn was chartered
as a town in May of 1963.
The new officers were sworn Tues
day morning by Clerk of Court Ralph
Knott. The ceremonies took place in
the Bunn branch of First-Citizens
Bank and Trust Co.
With the exception of Winstead
who moves from the Board to the
Mayor's post. Bunn now has an en
tirely new and different governing
body. Morris. Bailey and Debnam were
not returned Edwards, narrowly de
feated In 1967 by Wlnstead In a race
for the Board Is, the only Commis
sioner with prior service on the Board.
rranklinton Girl Staters
(Frk. B.W.) Karen Colbert and
Leesa Harris will represent Franklinton
High School at Girl State in Greens
boro in June.
Karen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.
L. (Pete) Colbert, is a rising senior at
Franklinton High. She is vice-president
of the Beta Club and president of the
Future Teachers of America. She ser
ved as secretary of her freshman and
sophomore classes. Karen is a marshal
for graduation exercises. She has
studied art under Mrs. B. N. William
son, Jr. for 8 years. She is a member of
the Franklinton Baptist Church.
Leesa. daughter of the Rev. and
Mrs. Don Lee Harris. Is a rising senior
at Franklinton High. Leesa is treasurer
of the junior class and also treasurer of
Franklinton Chapter of F.H.A. She it a
junior class marshal. She served as
president of her freshman class at
Robersonville. Leesa played on the
girls' basketball team. 1967-68. She
was captain of the intramural basket
ball team, which was the winning team
in 1969. She is ? member of the
Franklinton Methodist Church where
she serves as vice president of UMYF.
Bids Opened On
County Road Work
The State Highway Commission announced apparent low bidders oh 31 road
projects Wednesday including work to NC-561 from Louisburg to Centerville and to
US 1 from Franklinton to the Wake County line. Altogether. 34 counties were
included in Wednesday's announcements.
The apparent low bidder on the Franklin work was S. T. Wooten Co..
Stantonsburg, N. C. with a bid of $150,560. The work includes "19.70 miles of
bituminous concrete surface in resurfacing US-1 from intersection with US-1A
north of Franklinton to the Wake County line and NC-561 between Centerville and
Thirteen miles of the resurfacing will be done on NC-561 and the remainder of
the work will be done on US-1, according to an earlier announcement by the
K rankle L Perry, son of Mr. and
Mri. Benny L. Perry of Zebulon, N. C.,
Route 2, has been
appointed to serve
as Page in the 1969
Session of the Gen
eral Assembly for
the week of May
26-30. The ap
made by Speaker
of the House Earl
Vaughn and is a
distinct honor to
the . 16-year-old
junior at Sanderson
In approving the appointment. Prin
cipal Holyfleld commended young
Penny Nash, in eighth grade stu
dent at Louisburg High School, is
serving this week as
a pagette in the N.
C. Senate. Penny is
the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Willis
S he was recom
mended for ap
Edward F. Griffin.
Penny is a member
of the Louisburg
Nash Baptist Church and
has served for two years as President
of the Gay 'Gardners Garden Club of
New Bunn Officers
Newly electa) official* of tbe Town of Bunn are ihown above following f wearing In ceremonlea held Wedneeday morning.
Pictured, left to right, are Mrs. Helen P. Jonee, fbit woman ever elected to the Bunn Board of Town Oommlaataneta; Joe
Edward*, former Mayor elected to the Board; Wayne Winatead, former Mayor and named again to the port In Tuesday'* election;
Kenneth L. (Pap) Brantley and Robert Lee Jonaa, new member* of the Board. Jonee led the ticket. Clerk of Court Ralph S.
Knott admlnlatered the oatha of office to the group. staff photo by CHnt Fuller