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The Fraiiklin Times
Published Every Tuesday & Thursday ^ ^ Serving All Of Franklin County
Teiepnone Gy 6-3283 Ten Centa Loulsburg, N. C., Tueeday, July 22, 1969 (Eight Pages Today) f lOOi'.h Year-Number 45 .
Man Has Walked On The Moon
In story-book fashion, man has traveled to the moon, landed, walked
the surface and is now on his way back to earth, and is now on his way
back to earth.
Civilian Neil Armstrong, 38, stepped down on the surface of the
THE GOOD EARTH
moon Sunday night and planted his name in history. Twenty minutes
later West Point graduate Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin became the second
man to touch the surface of the moon. Overhead, in the darkness of
space Air Force Colonel Mike Collins orbited the moon awaiting the
time on Monday afternoon when he would become the most important
link in the moon mission.
And Monday afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock, The Eagle met
Columbia in space, docked. Today, the trio are on the long trip back
home. Splashdown is scheduled for Thursday.
Behind them lies millions of years of dreams and discovery; of hopes
and curiosity. Perhaps since Adam, man has wanted to explore th
moon. And since that time, men, have contributed their collective
knowledge toward that dot in time: Sunday, July 20, 1969 A.D. at
precisely 4:17;40 P.M. when man first landed on a planet not his own.
Here at home, locals watched the events on television -marveling not
only at the fact that men was landing on the moon, but that sitting in
their own homes, they were privileged to withnp? nil the e<"-'*inn
The man walk was moved up from the scheduled 2 A.M. Monday
time to late Sunday night. The 9 P.M. mark was however missed and
Armstrong stepped on the moon's surface at 10:56 P.M. When both
men were moon bound, they uncovered a special plaque mounted on
the leg of the LM -or Eagle, Lunar Module.
It read: "Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon The
Moon July 1969, A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind". It was
signed by the three Astronauts and President Richard Nixon.
Arstrong's first words as he made the historic first step were: "That's
one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed
with: "Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. A magnificent desolation".
The first words radioed back to earth after the lunar landing were
from Armstrong. He said: "Tranquility base. The Eagle has landed".
Man- this said-was on the moon.
Federal, state and county government observed Monday as Moonday
in what may become a national holiday of the future. Flags flew
throughout the local area and citizens -some sleepy, most tired, all
elated -kept a watchful eye on the TV screen. Man was on his way back
from the moon, but Thursday was still a long way off.
Franklinton Man Drowns
In Kerr Lake Sunday
Grady Nelson Blackley, 24, of
Route 1, Franklinton, drowned In
Kerr Lake at Satterwhite Point about
two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The
veteran of the Vietnam war was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. (Doc)
Blackley of Franklinton, Route 1. He
was unmarried. He was employed in
the Neuse river plant of Burlington
Blackley and two other men were
attempting to pull a boat to shore near
the TarHeel Marina boat ramp in water
five to six feet deep, it was said.
The body was recovered within an
hour by the Vance Rescue Squad.
Blackley's two companions were
identified by Deputy Sheriff K. K.
Roberson as Robert Milton White and
Mack Cooper, both of Franklinton.
After the boat was pushed into deep
water the other two men swam out to
It, and looking back noticed that
Blackley, a non-swimmer, was bobbing
in the water. White swam to the man's
aid and grabbed him momentarily, but
could not pull him to shallow water.
In addition to his parents, Blackley
is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louise B.
King of Route 2, Oxford; two
brothers. Bruce Blackley of Route 4,
Zebulon, and Billy Blackley of Green
ville, Miss., and his paternal grand
mother, Mrs. Lela Blackley of Route
The body wis first taken to the
Waite and White Funeral Home and
later turned over to the Sandling
Funeral Home In Franklinton to be
prepared (or burial.
Funeral service* were held today at
3 pjn. at the Sandling Funeral Chapel
by the Rev. Dana Sprivner. Burial
followed In the Mt. Olivet Baptist
Church cemetery near Franklinton.
Louisburg businesses have until
July 31, 1969 to buy Privilege Li
censes for the coming yew, Town Tax
Collector R. Lee Johnson said Thurs
He reported that $3,086.75 has
been collected since the licenses went
on sale May 19. His office expects to
collect a total of $4,460 from thfc sale
of the licenses by the end of the fiscal
year, June 30, .1970.
Johnson estimated a total of 280
businesses and trades peoples doing
business in tostp must purchase li
censes. Businesses which do not buy a
license by July 31, 1969 will be
charged a monthly penalty of 6 per
cent of the orginal cost of the license,
The E. C. Edwards home on Wake
Foreat, Route 3, was entered by
thieve* lad Thursday and Deputy
Sheriff Dave Batton report* this Is the
third daylight robbery In the area In
the last month and a half.
Batton says the haul from the
Edwards home Included an air condi
tioner, a television set, three shot guns,
$37 in sliver and $37 In paper money.
Entry was made, according to Batton,
by prying open a door.
The homes of A. C. Fuller, Route
2, Loulsburg, and Clemon Pearce In
the Red Bud Community have been
entered in recent weeks, according to
Batton and both were done during the
Sheriff William T. Dement Issued a
warning to citizens following this
latest break-In, to securely lock their
homes before leaving them. Dement Is
on vacation this week but investigation
Into this latest robbery Is continuing.
y set up by state law.
Johnson said the cost of a license
range from 50 cents, the rate for a
shoe stand and up to $67.60 for pool
rooms. The charges vary as to the type
of bus! new one may be operating.
Woman's Body Found
ARROW (1) WHERE BODY WAS FOUND. ARROW (2) WHERE SHOES WERE FOUND.
Staff Photo from CBS Televuion by Clint F. iUer.
Man Steps On The Surface Of The Moon
Foul Play Suspected In Franklinton Death
The body of a 32-year-old Franklin
ton Negro woman was discovered Sun
day afternoon around 7:15 P.M. in a
heavily wooded area in the Sour Wood
Mountain aection of the county eight
mile* northwest of Franklinton. The
area where the body wai found i? near
the Franklin, Granville, Vance County
Deputy Sheriff Dave Batton identi
fied the woman aa Mauri ne Cannady
of Route 2, Franklinton. He aid the
woman's husband, Leroy Cannady
Identified the body.
Batton identified the two Negro
men who discovered the body as Lin
wood Davla, 47, and Sol Perry, 66,
both of Route 2, Franklinton.
The body was found down a path
about a hundred yards from State
Rural Road 1203 in a thicket. The
woman's shoes were found across the
path-the width of a car -in a position
indicating that she had stepped from
them. She was lying face down agalnat
Batton reports that Coroner James
Edwards has ordered an autopsy per
formed on the body. He declined to
comment further on the Investigation,
but he did agree that foul play is
suspected. He said he is awaiting the
autopsy -report before continuing with
Road Fatalities Below 1968
North Carolina U w?U on th* way
to Its first reduction in traffic deaths
In 12 yean, the N.C. State Motor Club
At the half-year mark on July 1,
the state's traffic fatalities were run
ning 102 leas than the 868 counted at
the same time last year, when the
count was 113 deaths ahead of 1967.
On July 15, this year's toll stood at.
830 fatalities, 123 leas than the same
date in 1968.
If this rate of reduction Is main
tained for the net of the year, the
final 1969 tally could show the first
slfniflcant decrease since 1066, when
57 fewer deaths were recorded than
the 1,165 in 1955.
"The present downward trend In
highway deaths Is the most encourag
ing factor in th? state's safety picture
in a long time," said Thomas B.
Watkins. president of N. C. State
"We feel that it can be attributed la
large measure to: (1) the leadership
and teamwork of two capable veterans
In the Motor Vehicles Department -
Commissioner Joe Garrett and Col.
Charles A. Speed, commander of the
?State Highway Patrol; and (2) the
automobile inspection program that la
keeping unsafe vehicles off the high
"The results seem to be bearing out
iQov. Bob Scott's wisdom In selecting a
<care?r man to head the department.'*