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Louisburg. N. C., Thursday, July 3, 1969
(Eight Pages Today)
100th Year-Number 40
Col. Jerry Inscoe Christian Guidance
Franklin Native Heads
By Clint Fuller
Times Managing Editor
Phillip Gerald (Jerry) Inscoe, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Inscoe of Route 1,
Castalia. is President of Frederick Mili
tary Academy, a private non-denomi
national school for boys located at
Portsmouth, Va. Colonel Inscoe, a
former Ensign in the U. S. Naval Air
Corps (1950-51), runs a "tight ship".
The Academy stresses a sound
foundation in Bible and much of its
instruction is designed to "prepare the
young boys morally as well as educa
tionally to meet the problems of a
rapidly changing society", according
to reports from the school.
The school head was born Decem
ber 15, 1927 and attended Wake
Forest College, where he received a
B.S. degree in 1948 as a science major.
He minored in religion. In 1964 he
received a Masters in Education degree
from William and Mary College.
Col. Inscoe served as Commandant
for the Junior Division at Edwards
Military Academy from 1949 to 1955.
He was employed in a supervisory
capacity with Dupont in Grifton from
1955 to 1961 when he was named
head of Frederick.
He is married to the former Anne
Starke. They have three children.
Their oldest daughter, Emily Jo, was
an honor graduate in high school this
year and was among a group spending
Christmas vacation in Guatamala last
year. While there with a handbell
choir, she entertained at churches, the
President's Palace and the National
Theater. She plans to attend Long
wood College this fall.
Their son, Phil, will be a freshman
in high school this fall and daughter
Jerrianne will enter the fourth grade.
Col. Inscoe has been active in
church work and four members of his
family sing in the Western Branch
Baptist Church in Portsmouth. He, at
one time, was choir director, a Sunday
School teacher and Training Union
At Frederick, opened in 1958 by
Fred W. Beazley who finances the
school, books of the New Testament,
the geography of the Holy Land, the
life of Jesus Christ and the missionary
journeys of ftul are studied In detail.
f Inscoe says, "Many of the parents
See INSCOE Page 8 '
The Louisburg Town Council ap
proved the tentative 1969-70 budget
in a special meeting held here last
Friday night and held the tax rate at
the same 80 cent rate. The new bud
get, however, exceeds that of last year
by $25,328.00. The new budget totals
$608,825 compared to the 1968-69
budget of $583,497.
The biggest source of increased
revenue is expected from the electric
fund which is estimated at $333,890
for this year over the $309,025 in
1968-69. The water and sewer fund is
also expected to bring in additional
revenue over last year. However, ex
penses for water and sewer is expected
to jump from $42,780 last year to
$75,470 in the new budget. This ap
parently reflects Improvements to the
two systems, including painting the
stand pipe which is budgeted at
The new budget also reflects pay
raises granted in mid-year and which
will be for a twelve month period and
other fixed funds items.
The largest department among the
town agencies is the electric depart
ment and budget figure* show that the
sale of electricity will bring In
$320,000 with other miscellaneous
electric charges hiking the income to
$333,890. The budget shows an ex
penditure for all purposes of
$276,095, including a $5,000 Electric
Fund Contingency. The figures rfiow
that the town expects to purchase
$157,000 worth of power.
The Water and Sewer revenue is
expected to rise from $71,930 to
$74,830 with a $10,000 surplus and a
transfer of $7,405 from the electric
fund will bring in the total of $92,235
to balance an equal amount of ex
Other Items of note In the new
budget include a new car and parking
meters and a new street sweeper,
budgeted at $12,000. Also, $13,050 in
new electrical equipment and $3,500
budgeted for a dam survey.
sgislators Give Selves Late Bonanza
Franklin Delegation Voted Against Pay Raise
The entire Franklin delegation in
the General Assembly voted against
the retroactive $5 per day allowance
increase for members of the General
Assembly this week. The bill, never
theless. passed and the allowances have
been raised from the $20 per day to
$25 and goes back to the beginning of
the longest session in history.
Senator E. F. Griffin. D-Franklin,
Rep. James D. Speed, D-Franklin and
Rep. John Church, D-Vance voted
against the measure.
The chairman of the Appropria
tions Committee, Sen. Lindsay War
ren, D-Wayne, opposed the idea of a
retroactive pay hike. The bill would In
effect aend each legislator home with
an extra $775 In back allowance.
Sen. Herman Moore, D-Medklen
burg, said the bill wai introduced early
in the session and would have gone
into effect Immediately upon passage.
But he laid since it was delayed by the
Appropriations Committee the only
way for it to have the Intended effect
was to make It retroactive.
The Senate also pawed and sent to
the House for concurrence a bill to
increase subctantiaUy the salaries of
The bill, sponsored by Moore,
Senate Passes Compromise Annexation Bill
The compromise Franklin County
annexation bill sailed through the N.
C. Senate Tuesday and became law as
the amended version of the 1959
statewide law passed without opposi
tion. The bill had previously been
agreed upon by the three-man Frank
Senator E. F. Griffin of Louisburg,
who first introduced a bill in the
Senate to have the county included
along with 93 others in the preeent.
said this motping that he believes the
compromise measure is good. The
Senator introduced the original bill,
approved by the Senate Committee \
and passed by the Senate, upon re
quest of the Louisburg Town Council.
The bill which would have allowed
towns in Franklin to annex outlying
areas without a vote, ran into opposi
tion in the House when Rep. James 0.
Speed of Franklin opposed the mea
sure. Rep. John Church of Vance, who
Electric service will be Interrupted
Sunday morning, July 6, between 6:00
a.m. and 7:00 a.m. In Youngsville and
the surrounding rural area.
Roy A. Burch, Carolina Power &
Light Company district manager, said
that the interruption is necessary to
allow crews to connect additional
transformer capacity at the company's
Wake Forest substation. The early
morning hours were chosen, he said, to
cause the least Inconvenience
If weather conditions do not permit
the work to be done Sunday morning.
It will be rescheduled for a later date.
alio represents Franklin, opposed the
bill ax a courtesy to Speed but later
endorsed it. After a public hearing on
the matter held in Raleigh last Thurs
day, the three men agreed on a com
promise which passed both houses of
the General Assembly without opposi
The bill u ratified Tuesday applies
equally to all municipalities in the
county and la the only law of Its kind
anywhere in the state
AN ACT TO AMEND G. S. 160-453.12 AND G.S. 160-453.24, RELATING TO
MUNICIPAL ANNEXATION, SO AS TO REMOVE FRANKLIN COUNTY
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. G.S. 160-453.12 and G.S. 160-453.24, aa they appear in the 1967
Cumulative Supplement to Volume 3D of the General Statutes. are hereby
amended by deleting the word "Franklin" from each aectlon.
Sec. ivi Any town board of commiarioneia in any Incorporated town in
Franklin County ritaD before undertaking to extend ita present corporate llmlta
adopt a resolution specifically designating the area proposed to be annexed and
agree to a deadline for furnishing said area the services enumerated in G.S.
160-453.3. The commissioners of said town shall then call an election to determine
if a majority of the qualified voters residing in the proposed area to be annexed are
In favor of such annexation. The ballot in such election shall be In form as follows:
( ) FOR annexation
( ) AGAINST annexation
In the interest of time and economy, any town board of commissioners may, in
lieu of an election after the provisions of the first sentence of this Section are
complied with, annex an area upon receiving a petition property signed by a
majority of the qualified voters residing in the area proposed to be annexed. No
area shall be annexed except as herein provided by a majority of those voting In
favor of said annexation or by a majority of the qualified voters residing in a
proposed area to be annexed signing a petition requesting such annexation.
Sac. 2 AH lata and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall become effective upon its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 1st day of July,
H. F.Taylor, Jr.
President of the Senate.
Earl W. Vaughn
Speaker of the House of Representatives
County Tax Rate Set
At $1.85, Up 14 Cents
The Board of County Commission
ers. meeting in special session here
Tuesday, gave final approval to the
tentative county budget for the fiscal
year which began July 1. The new
budget calls for a tax levy of $1.85 per
$100 valuation. This represents a 14
cent increase over the $1.71 rate last
Largest increases in the new budget
go to the Department of Social Ser
vices and schools. The Social Services
Department gets a rise from last year's
.30 to .365 which represents a money
increase of $35,534.26 from county
The two school systems in the
county received an increase in current
expense of eleven cents but take a
six -cent cut in capital outlay for a net
gain of five cents. The school tax fund
is split between Franklin County and
Frankllnton City schools baaed on
student load. Frankllnton will receive
22.75 percent of this year's budget as
compared with only 19.38 of last
year's money. This is based on 5,271
students in the county system and
1,552 students in the City system last
Out of the overall welfare budget of
$303,462.20, the county pays
$166,604.25 in the year just begun. Of
the $849,637.86 current expense
school budget the county gives
$176,303.81 and out of the
$368,942.41 capital outlay portion of
the school operation, the county fur
Other departments receiving an in
creaae In their budget this year are
Industrial Development which goes
from four cent to 4.5 cents although
below the requested amount and
would give members of the General
Assembly $200 a month while the
legislature is in session and $50 a
month for expenses year-round. It
would amount to about $2,400 a year.
Warren also opposed this measure,
saying that serving in the legislature is
a "public service" and a "personal
sacrifice." He suggested the increased
be limited to the year the legislature Is
Bui Sen. Herman West, R-Chero
kee, said "The legislature shouldn't be
a private club for rich men."
Sen. John Burney, D-New Hanover,
called the raise "a pittance" and said
most legislators have to spend more
than $60 a month for telephones,
letters and travel on behalf of their
Sen. Elton Edwards of Guilford
said the bill provides a "most modest
Increase" which would still be well
under the national average for legiala
In a related action, the Senate
approved with only a few dUsenting
votes a House - passed bill creating a
retirement system for members of the
General Assembly who serve four or
below the five-cent authorized in the
vote setting up.the Commission.
The County Accountant's office
receives half-cent raise from the pre
vious 2.5 cents. The Veteran Service
Officer's department gets a quarter
cent increase. The Health Department
gains from .75 to .85 and the Farm
and Home agents departments get an
increase from seven to eight cents.
F.I.C.A. taxes and retirement, new
budget items get three cents.
The Hospital takes the largest cut
from last year's budget. It drops from
7.75 cents to six cents and Courthouse
repairs drops to two cents from last
year's three. Capital improvements
also lost one cent.
Revaluation, Ambulance Service,
Debt Service, and, of cource, the
General Fund remain the same. Re
vaulation gets one cent; Ambulance
Service gets 3.S; Debt Service gets six
cents and the General Fund Is set at
Taxpayers in Louisburg Township
will pay 30 cents on the school debt, a
drop from last year's 22 cents and
Franklinton citizens will pay 31 cents
in school debts, down from 35 cents
The tentative budget repreaents a
cut below funds requested in practical
ly every department, according to re
ports and has taken several meetings of
the Board for adoption.
By Clint Fuller
Times Managing Editor , I
Running the obstacle course of
hand-shakes and card passers at polling
places may not have been eliminated
entirely, but a giant step in that
direction has been taken by the Gen
eral Assembly. And, of all things.
Franklin County has been included.
Senator Hargrove (Skipper) Bowles,
D-Guilford meant his bill to apply
statewide, but it was cut back in
Committee to apply only to Guilford.
On the floor, two other counties were
added and when the measure reached
the House, these two, Gaston and
Cleveland, were dropped but six others
were added, including Franklin, Vance
and Warren -- the entire Sixteenth
The law prohibit politicking -such
as passing our cards, hanging political
posters, etc. -within 500 yards of the
polling places. Past law allowed such
within 50 feet of the polling places
and while there may not be any truth
in the report, it has been said that
some politicans even entered the vot
ing booth with the voters here.
Except in rare occasions when the
candidates themselves entered into an
agreement not to hand out cards at the
polls, voters have been swamped with
campaigners stuffing all kinds of leaf
lets and cards into the reluctant hands
of the voters.
The bill amends the general statute
(163-147) "to prohibit loitering or
electioneering within voting places or
within 500 yards thereof on the day of
primary or election". /
Candidates themselves still may
campaign in person under the old
50-foot minimum distance, but their
campaign workers must stay at least
500 yards away, except of course,
when they go to vote themselves.
jeureys new rresioem
Wilder Is Named
Lion Of The Year
hi r. wiiH.r umc n.mprf year's annual horse show * Lions Club
Lion of the Year by the Louisburg--^
Lions Club here Tuesday night. Wilder
received the award from Paul Stewart,
past President of the club. It was the
first such presentation made by the
local organization In several years.
Wilder, treasurer of the club, was cited
for his "outstanding service" and for
his "willingness" and "work" In Liont'
H. D. (Tommy) Jeffreys, a Louis
burg Town Councilman and local auto
mobile dealer, was installed as Presi
dent of the club by Deputy District
Governor F. P. Whitley of Warrenton.
Jeffreys succeeds James Edwards, local
funeral home director, in the post.
A special award was presented to
Michael Palmer, a Louisburg College
professor, for his work in making this
success. Stewart also made this pre
sentation and cited Palmer for his
"outstanding efforts" in working on
the special club project.
Other officers installed for the com
ing year by Whitley included Pint
Vice President, Warren Smith; Second
Vice President, B. L. Patterson; and
Third Vice President, Michael Palmer.
Also inducted were Tail twister Alex
Wood, Lion Tamer Don Richardson,
Treasurer M. G. Wilder and Secretary
I. D. Moon. Wood, Wilder d Moon are
continuing in posts they have held for
Named for one-year terms on the
Board of Directors were: Grady
Snyder. W. B. Jones, Al Williams and
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Lions Club Officials
? WILDER JEFFREYS WHITLEY EDWARDS PALMER