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Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, July 17, 1969 (Twelve Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 44
Man Is On His Way To The Moon
9:30 A.M., JULY 16, 1969, LIFTOFF OF APOLLO 1 1
Staff Photo From NBC Television By Clint Fuller.
Third Allowed Non-Suit
Two Franklinton Men Get
Suspended Sentences In Vance
Two Franklinton men arrested In
connection with the June 5 raid by
Vance County, federal and state offi
cers on an illegal whiskey operation in
Vance County drew suspended sen
tences this week in District Court.
Both appealed their cases to Superior
Court. A third man was allowed a
non-suit in his cases.
Samuel Lee Watson, 20, and Doug
las Earl Wood, 23, had four counts in
companion cases, all dealing with the
raid, consolidated for trial.
Watson was sentenced to serve two
years for the cases charging manufac
turing and possessing whisky for sale,
which were consolidated for trial. He
tendered a plea of guilty of aiding and
abetting on the case charging manufac
turing. Alao consolidated for trial and
judgment were the charges against
Watson of transporting' and possessing
materials and on those counts he drew
another two years to be served at
expiration of the first sentence but
suspended for five year on payment of
a $2,000 fine and Costs, payment of
$600 to the derk of court for benefit
of the Vance A.B.C. Board for use in
law enforcement purposes, along with
further condition of not violating any
liquor laws during the suspension. Wat
son gave notice of appeal to Superior
Court and a $2,000 bond was set.
Wood drew a two-year sentence for
the cases charging possession of uten
sils and possession of whisky for sale,
which were consolidated for trial and
judgment. Likewise consolidated were
the cases against Wood charging trans
Captain James Brown of Louisburg,
North Carolina, waa honored by the
North Carolina Heart Association by
being awarded the Bronze Medallion in
recognition of outstanding service to
the cause of heart.
Dr. James A. McFarland, Immedi
ate Past President of the North Caro
lina Heart Association, said in an
nouncing Captain Brown's award that
"It Is the sal fleas contribution of the
time and talent of volunteers such as
Captain Brown that has enabled the
Heart Association to grow and con
tinue the fight agslnst the nation's
number one health problem."
The Bronze Medallion Is awarded to
a limited number of heart volunteers
who over the years have, through
leadership and service, distinguished
themselves in Heart Association work.
Over 100,000 North Carolinian parti
cipated In the North Carolina Heart
Association propam this year.
porting material and manufacturing
and Wood alao received a suspended
sentence identical to that imposed
against Watson. An appeal to Super
Court also was noted by Wood and his
bond was fixed at $2,000.
In the cases against, Paul Johnson, a
defense motion for non-suit was allow
ed on all four counts.
Liquor violations cases occupied
much of last week's two-day session of
District Court for Vance County, with
the docket totaling more than 160
cases before Judge Unwood T.
Peoples. Solicitor Charles White III
and Attorney Robert S. Hight shared
duties in prosecuting the docket.
At precisely 9:32 A.M., Wednesday, July 16, 1969, man took off for
the moon. Not an orbit. Not a probe. Man, himself, will walk on the
The man, Neil Armstrong, a civilian, will be first to step down on the
surface of the moon at 2:21 A.M. Monday, July 21. He will be followed
by Buzz Aldrin while Mike Collins circles the moon waiting to haul the
two moon-walkers back home to what another Astronaut, last
Christmas, called "the good earth".
Latest reports say everything is "Go"- for the moon landing. Only
occasional radio communications snafus have thus far marred an
otherwise perfect effort.
An estimated mission people watched, in person, as the giant Saturn
rocket lifted the most valuable load ever off the face of the earth.
Untold millions more viewed the event by television in every corner of
And where they watched, earthlings were reported as saying a varied
number of things- all making a singl point: Man is on his way to the
moon and I'm glad.
Some said: "That's the greatest thing I've ever seen". Others said,
unbelievingly, "There goes man on his way to the moon".
All the story books, science fiction, comics and wild dreams of the
history of man were tied together in one bright shiny rocket. And as
the countdown neared the "Zero", excitement was greater than even
Buck Rogers or Jules Verne could have reported.
For all this is re^l. Man, today, is on his way to the moon. The home
of blue cheese; witchcraft; and love is about to be explored. What other
folklore awaits the return of man from the moon?
If all goes well with the Apollo
H moon mission, next Monday af
2:19 A.M.. Astronaut Neil Arms
trong will set foot on the moon.
Shortly thereafter , he and Astr
onaut Buzz Aldrin will hoist the
United States flag.
Mrs. Catherine Ford of l.ouis
burg has come up with an excellent
idea. She suggests that citizens
throughout Franklin County fly the
flag all day next Tuesday as a salute
to the Astronauts -and we might
add, ax a proud display of pride.
This newspaper subscribes to
Mrs. Ford's suggestion and it urges
all its readers to do the same.
A tobacco field day will be held at
the Oxford Tobacco Research Station
on July 21, according to an announce
ment by Dr. K. K. Keller who is in
charge of tobacco research for North
Carolina State University Experiment
The program will start at 9:00 A.M.
and will last until about noon. There
will be research specialists on the
station to discuss such topics as cur
rent developments in the curing of
tobacco, varietal evaluation and Im
provement, new flue-cured varieties
and advanced breeding lines, plant
Injury studies relating to hail damage,
harvest test, brown spot in tobacco,
and tobacco genetics. One of the
highlights of the program will be the
opportunity to see new varieties in the
field that will be eligible for release to
the farmers for use in 1970.
All farmers, agricultural workers
and other interested persons are invit
ed to attend this field day.
New Press Arrives
Part of the new three-unit News King color press being installed by The Times is shown above being unloaded here this
morning. The new press will replace the presentr-two-unit Color King and is expected to be in use sometime next week.
Staff photo by Clint Fuller.
Health Director Issues Warning On Spotted Fever
The rising number of cases of
"Spotted Fever" has put North Caro
lina first in the number of cases of this
acute communicable disease, according
to Dr. J. B. Wheless. Franklin County's
Health Director. Two deaths in the
state have been reported already this
year with the seasoh barely begun.
There were two deaths last year out of
the 39 reported cases.
"Spotted Fever", sometimes refer
red to as "Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever" because of its original diagnosis
in the Rocky Mountain states, is often
misjudged as measles or German mea
sles. tt is an acute communicable
disease characterized by fever, head
ache, muscle pains and a rash. The rash
generally begins on the hands and feet
and rapidly progresses to cover the
entire body. In severe untreated cases,
delirium, convulsions and death may
The organism that causes this
See WARNING Page 8
Clerk of Court Ralph Knott signed
a consent agreement late Wednesday
afternoon releasing Franklinton Mayor
Joe U'. Pearce from jail on SI, 000
bond. According to re/torts, Pearce
was released in order to pre [tare an
acceptable report as guardian of hu
1 1 -year-old daughter.
Hond was poste^by Pearce 'i attor
ney Hubert Senter of Franklinton^
according to reports , and Pearce has
until July 25 to file an acceptable
report or face return to jail.
County Gets Nearly $9 For Every $1 Spent On Welfare
Figure* released this week by Mrs.
Jane York, Director of the Depart
ment of Social Services, reveals that
for every dollar Franklin County pays
Into the department's budget, it re
ceives almost $9 in additional federal
and state money. The total county
part of the budget amounts to
$174,209.34. The entire budget
reaches $1,351,148.00. The county
also receives $185,705.25 In free food
stamps from the federal government.
Local recipients pay $195,253.75 for
stamps and received the balance In
Mrs. York expressed the opinion
that the feds most of this money goes
Into the economy of the county. "I
feel very little is spent outside the
Franklin County area," she said.
The entire Social Service* budget Is
Earl Martin, Franklin ESEA Direc
tor, spoke to the Loubburg Lion* Club
Tueaday night on the new reading
clinic programs his department has
Installed In the county school system
aa a pilot project.
Martin toM the Lions that he ini
tiated the project last February to aid
the poor reader "The purpoee of the
clink," he explained, "la to save po
tential school drop out* by teaching
them reading skills."
Martin explained that there are
about fifty students in grade* five
See LIONS Pkge 8
broken down is follows: Public Assist
ance, $1,140,099.00; Administrative,
$130,950.00; Aid to the Blind.
$64,099.00; Tuberculosis, $1,000;
General Assistance, $1,400; Adult
Boarding Home Care, $600.00 and
Child Care, $13,000.00.
Of these amounts, the county's part
is listed as follows: Public Assistance,
$43,455.00; Aid to the Blind.
$11,163.34; Tuberculosis. $1,000;
General Assistance, $1,400; Adult
Boarding Home Care, $600.00; and
Child Care. $8,000
Mrs. York says that last year
$380,959.00 worth of food stamps
were released by her department. Of
this total the $185,705.25 worth were
free to the recipients. She explains
that with the bonus stamps counted
into the other revenue, the total
money dispursed in the county by her
department amounts to
Public Assistance, the largest and
most talked about program carried on
by the department, consists of two
major parts. Mrs. York explains that of
the total $1,140,099.00 budget.
$754,776.00 goes as money payments
to recipients and $385,323.00 goes for
medical costs such as hospitalization,
outpatient care, dental, doctors and
"The rise in cost is due to increase
in medical expenditures and not in
number of recipients nor in Public
Assistance except for an increase in
Adult Boarding Home Care", Mrs.
She listed figures comparing the
paat three years as examples of a
decrease In the number of cases being
handled by the Social Services Depart
ment. Old Age Assistance dropped
from 319 in 1967 to 314 in 1968 snd
309 this year. AM to families with
dependent children cases dropped
from 254 in 1967 to 233 in 1968 and
225 this year. And Aid to the Disables
gained slightly from 204 in 1967 and
191 In 1968 to 208 this year.
The federal government pays
$60,925.00 of the toUl $130,950.00
adminlatrative budget and the state
pays $26,570.00. The county's share
according to the figures released this
week is $64,099.
Franklin County pays all of the
General Assistance. Tubercular care
and Adult Boarding Home Care, which
amounts to a total of $3,000. The
Youngsville -? The Youngsville
Lions Club met Monday night of this
week with the new, President Earl Hart
presiding. Committee assignments
were announced and plans were dis
cussed for the coming year.
Chairmen of the committees are as
follows: Attendance, L. J. Phillips;
Constitution and By Laws. James T.
Moss; Convention, Claude R. Edwards;
Finance, J. K. Tharrington; Lions In
? formation. L. A. Woodlief; Member
ship, Robert E. Cheatham; Program
and Entertainment. Davis Hill;
Publicity. J. W Weathers; Food, G.
I). Wiggins; White Cane, Mack DeMent;
Calendar Drive, E. Jones Pea roe, Ac
tivities. Robert Hill; A|rlculture. J. T.
Moss; Care, A. E. Hall; Civic Improve
ment, G. D. Wiggins. Several Lions will
serve on each committee with the
state shares in Child Care by matching
that portion of county money used for
foster home care. The difference in the
county's part goes for. clothing, medi
cal and other expenses while a child is
in a foster home, according to Mrs.
deHart Is New Industrial
Allen deHart. of Harris Township,
wis elected Chairman of the Franklin
County Industrial Development Com
mission it the monthly meeting, July
11. He succeeds Harold Talton who
" 'served in that capacity for three years.
Other elected officers are Frank
Collins. Vice-Chairman, who retains a
post he has held since 1966, and Lloyd
West, Secretary -Treasurer, a position
In which he has served since the origin
of the Commission in 1961.
DeHart. who was appointed to the
Commission in 1962, was also elected
Chairman of the ten-member board in
1964. serving two years, during which
time five Industries located tar were,
established in the county.
A professor of Psychology in the
Science Department at Louisburg Col
lege, he came to Franklin County In
1957 from Charlottesville, Virginia. He
directs the College's Testing and Guid
ance Center and the Arts and Lecture
Program. A member of the Advisory
Board of the Franklin County Family
Counseling and Education Center, and
a number of professional
organizations, he was selected for in
clusion in "Who's Who in the South
east" beginning in 1965, and for his
contributions In civic activities and the
cultural arts was listed In the Dic
tionary of International Biography In