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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, June 24, 1969, Image 1

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The Fra&Mh Times Published Every Tuesday & Thursday ^ \ Serving All Of~Tranklin County . 1 i i ? Triiiptinmf1: 6-3283 Ten Cent! Louiiburg, N. C., Tueeday, June 24. 1969 (Eight Page* Today) 1 00th Year Number 37 Hinds For Biinn Water Project Gets Approval Officials of the Town of Bunn adopted a resolution accepting a fed eral grant of $135,000 and a federal loan of an equal amount in a special called meeting at Bunn Monday. The money is to be used to install a water system within the town limits. Announcement of approval of the requests by the Economic Develop ment Administration was made last Friday by Congressman L. H. Foun tain. The Congressman's office wired the Information as follows: Economic Development Administration approved - $135,000 loan and $116,000 grant to Town of Bunn to install public water system serving 30 acre industrial park site and town and residential areas. Loan ami grant payable in 40 years. Will cover project cost." Industrial Development Director Ken Schubart and Bunn Town attor ney, E. F. Yarborough, attended Mon day's special meeting. At the direction of the Town Council a wire was sent to G. T. Karras, Director. Office of Public Works, Economic Development Administration. Washington, inform ing him of the decision approving the loan and grant and assuring him that the necessary papers were being for warded immediately to seal the bar gain. Schubart explained that there had been a question of funding for the project even after approval was gained. He said Monday afternoon that the project will be funded by June 30. "It is anticipated that the bids will be asked on the project in July and the project awarded in August." Schubart said. "If we don't have any unforeseen circumstances, it is very likely the facility will be in operation in early February or March", he added. The project will consist of one or more wells located northwest of Bunn and a 200,000 gallon water tower, to be located to the southwest in the vicinity of the church on NC-39 at Bunn. Water lines will be run the distance of NC-39 through the town limits to Old Bunn and will consist of a ten-inch pipe. Six-inch pipes will be laid to serve connecting streets and lines will be laid to the industrial part near the Bunn High School and Bunn Elementary Schools. Schubart explained that 40-year ''bonds will be offered for sale, at 4V?. , percent interest. He expects, he says, that they will not be sold. However, it is understood that if they are not sold in a two week period, the government has guaranteed to purchase the bonds ' at this interest rate. "It has been established", Schubart said, "That no tax increase will be required this year". He further ex plained that the $160,000 bond appro See BUNN Page 4 VI - PROPOSED WATER LINE s/7* J Bunn Water Distribution System ARTHUR M. DAIL J. HAROLD TALTON Pail Promoted Talton Transferred To New Bern J. Harold Talton, vice president and resident manager of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Louisburg, will transfer to the New Bern Office July 1. He will serve as vice president assisting in the operation of the New Bern Office until January 1 when he will become resident manager upon the retirement of W. D.Ferebee. In Louisburg, Talton will be suc ceeded by Arthur M. Dail, who is being promoted to vice president and resident manager. A veteran or 18 years with First -Citizens, Talton began his career in the Smithfield Office. He haa since headed First-Citizens Offices in New ton Grove, Spring Hope and Louis burg, serving as manager of Louisburg since 1963. While in Louisburg, Tfdton has been an active and dynamic leader in the community. He has served as chairman of the Franklin County Industrial Development Commission (or five years, president of the Franklin Build ing Corporation, president of the Development Corporation of Franklin County, and chairman of the Franklin County Airport Commission. In the held of education he is a trustee of Louisburg College, chairman of the Louisburg College Annual Fund Raising Campaign for four years, a member of the Morehead Scholarship Committee and a director of the Franklin Academy. Talton was selected "Man of the Year" by the Louisburg Rotary Club in 1964. Talton Is also a Mason, shriner, and treasurer of the Louisburg Baptist Church. The Smithfield native and Wake Forest College graduate is married to the former Patricia Smith of Rome, Georgia. They have three children. See TRANSFER Page 4 Over 1600 Attend Sportswear Open House Over 1600 persons visited the Louisburg Sportswear plant here Sun day afternoon as the firm observed its first open house since beginning opera tions here in 1962. Some came from as far away as Jacksonville, Fla., Charles ton, S. C. and Broadnax, Va. Jerry Costa, Manufacturing Mana ger for the firm, said, "We would like to extend our thanks to members of our community, our employees, their families and their guests for their interest in visiting our plant, observing our methods of manufacturing, and seeing our finished products. We feel that we all shared in one of our most interesting and rewarding days In our history." Costa added that he wanted to extend "special thanka" to a number of employees "who under direction of plant manager Don Hartness made the affair such an overwhelming success." Among those singled out by Costa were employees demonstrating opera tions: Clarence Finch, Charlie Trader, George Duke, BUly Foster, S. E. Qupton, Jr., Sally Lovin, Goldie Shea rln, Margaret Spencer. Betty Colbert, Joyce Green, Unda McGhee, Betty Wilson, Ella Oudup, Susie Macon, Carrie Stalllngs, Shirley Godfrey, Mar garet Moody, Lounette Houae, Lena Edwards, Lena Murray, Frances Ays High School Paper Honored Chapel Hill - The Louisburg High School newspaper, SCHOOL DAZE, took first place honors in the small school feature writing division of the Univeralty of North Carolina Scholas tic Press Institute. Entries for the contest were sub mitted from throughout North Caro lina to Prof. Walter Spearman, director of the Institute, who sent them to newspapermen to be Judged. Certificates of Merit were presented to the winnvi at the awards banquet of the twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Institute, sponsored by the North Caroline Press Association and the UNC School of Journalism. cue and Esther Matthews. Those conducting tours for visitors included Joyce Ayscue, Grade Bryant. Mattie Milton, Bertha Moore, Nancy Edwards. Ida Pearl Abbott, Ruby Gil liam and Cedonia Boone. Costa had special praise for the Preparation Committee and announc ed members of that Committee as follows: Sue Finch. Sheila Strickland. Hazel Gilliam, Margaret Moody, Edna Tanner. Alice Wheless. Lois King, Lila Mm Cash. Bertha McKnight, Merle Strickland. Nay Fuller. Ruby Gilliam and Rachel Bottoms. Approves Teachers The Board of Education met in special lesion here Monday night to approve contracts for fourteen teach ers to be employed In the system this fall. Six resignations were accepted from teachers already leaving the system. The Board restated Its policy on student transfers outside the county. Basically, the policy set last year and continued In Monday's action allows children who did not attend the Franklin unit schoola during the pre vious year to continue In the schools they attended for a one-year period. Neighboring county units require the Franklin Board to release such stu dents. The Board adopted a resolution honoring Mrs. Mabel Davis, retiring Supervtser of Teachers, snd approved payment of State School Board mem bership dues. A lengthy discussion was held be tween the Board, Superintendent War ren Smith, Associate Superintendent Margaret Holmes and attorney E. F. Ysrbo rough on the pending school suit hearing. The suit which began In De camber, 1966 Is slated for another day In court sometime In July. Attorneys an working on their presentations snd a number of decisions were made In Monday's session. None, however, were made public. Hearing To Be Held On Louisburg Bill Rep. John T. Church, D-Vance, Informed The Times this morning that a public hearing will be held by the Houae Calendar Committee on a Senate BUI to have Franklin County Included In the 1959 annexation law. Church laid the meeting is acheduftd for Thursday at 9:30 A.M. with both sides having 15 minutes to present their views. The bill has ' already paaaed the Senate where it was Introduced at the request of the Loulsburg Town Coun cil by Senator Edward F. Griffin. Church reported that he had earlier sent out letters to opponents of the measure indicating that due to the shortness of time and opposition by Franklin Representative James D. Speed to th? bill, he would not recom mend it out of Committee. He said he reported In his letter thfct the "bill will not be ratified In this session". Church Is a member of the Calendar Com mittee. This morning Church reported that Rep. Speed had sent * letter to Calen dar Committee Chafrman Fred Mtlli stating that he U willing to letve the matter in the handa of Mills and Church. This, said Church, indicate* a reversal on the part of Speed and that he feel* he ha* no choice but to get the meaaure out of Committee and to hold public hearings. He lay* he is not opposed to the bill and ha* supported similar measures this *e**ion in other counties. He empha*ized that he ha* not dlacuaaed the Speed letter with the Franklin repreaentative and hla report to The Time* was not critical of Rep. Speed. He uld that ir It I* hi. declaion, that he would act. He laid he dictated hi* letter to opponent* of the bill on June 18 and that Speed'* letter wa* dated June 19. He added that he la today calling Interested parties on both aide* of the iasue to inform them of the hearing. The Louisburg Town Council re quested that Franklin be Included In the current law, which would necesai tate the passage of a local bill by the General Assembly. When news of the Introduction of the bill In the Senate reached some residents of outlying areas, it caused a stir among those who do not wish to be annexed into the town. Town officials explained that they did not plan any immediate annexation but rather, wanted au thority so that a study could be nude on future expansion of the, town limits. Attending Govt. School Mrs Thomas 0. Wheless, recently dec ted to the Loulaburg Town Coun d. Is attending in Institute of Govern ^ ment school for newly elected mayors and council members in Chapei Hill this weak. The school began Monday and will conclude at 1 p.m. Wednes day. Among tbe areas to be studied are the corporate structure of towns and cttlea, the nature of the city and ita relationship to the state and other governmental units, organization and functlona of city government and the work of the governing board. Also being reviewed are such things as the authority of town boards to raise funds, property tax municipal budgeting, purchasing and contracts and policies and financial approaches to improvements to sidewalks and utilities. The school is designed especially for newly elected officials but all members of governing boards were invited to attend, according to word from the Institute of Government. So far as Is known, Mrs. Whelets is the only member of the board in the county In attendance this week. She was the third woman ever elected to the Louisburg Town Council when she made a strong run In the May munici pal elections. Youth Death Suspected Suicide Sheriff William T. Dement says his investigation is continuing in the early Sunday morning death of an 18-year oid Spring Hope youth who died of shotgun wounds at the home of his step-grandfather in the Pilot Com munity. The Sheriff reports that he feels the death of Marvin Dale Munray was a suicide. The youth had reportedly threaten ed suicide in recent weeks and was found by his step-grandfather and a sister around 1 a.m. Sunday at the home on Route 2, Zebulon. The blast from the 12 guage shotgun reportedly awakened the sister and grandfather. Murray, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Murray of Route .1, Spring Hope, had been staying with his grand father. identified as Mr. Morgan by the Sheriff. Funeral services were schedul ed for Monday. bpeed, Church Split On Tax Vote Representative James D. Speed of Franklin and Rep. John T. Church of Vance, both representing the Six teenth District of Franklin, Vance and Warren Counties, split their votea In last Frlday'a House approval of the compromise tobacco-soft drink tax bill. Speed voted against the bill and Church voted in favor of the measure Speed had said earlier that he would oppose any and all tax on tobacco. He la quoted In The Hender son Daily Dispatch as saying the com bination package was a victory for tobacco but he did not vote for It anyway becauae he promised hla dls- ? trict he would oppose any tax on tobacco. Church Issued a prepared statement explaining his vote for the measure. He said, "I actively opposed an forma of tobacco tax until every other proposal of taxation proved futile. I helped defeat the five-cent tobacco tax temp ? orarily by having the bill re-refsrred back to the Finance Committee for reconsideration." He laid regretfully this proved to be only a temporary relief and that the backing of the Governor "out number ed us" "And thus", he added, "Reluc tantly, I felt that under the circum stances a compromise was essential if tobacco had to be taxed. I felt that the lowest possible tax would represent a compromise," he continued. He said the decision to tax tobacco was one "of the most difficult I ever had to make". Explaining that he worked long and hard on the Appro priations Committee in efforts to meet "the essential needs of the State and for the betterment of the people, and having voted for the final Appropria tion* package, I felt that I had no other choice than to meet the adapted Budget requirements " A number of anti-tobacco tax Re See SPLIT Page 4

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