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Gy 6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C.. Thursday. July 24, 1969 (Ten Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 46
Headlines Tell Of
Man's Moon Conquest
In the annual roundup of leading news stories -a practice of most newspapers -a
special notation will be needed to record this week's accomplishments. Man has
landed on the moon. It takes awhile for this to soak in.
It was a natural thing that daily newspapers headlined the event in glowing
grammar. Reporting national, international and now universal news is expected of
the dailies. It is not quite as routine a thing with the "community newspapers"
weeklies, semiweeklies and small dailies.
But, so monumental la the news of man's landing on the moon, most c?"T""M"i(y
reporters could not resist the temptation to get into the act. And one important
aspect of this urge by small newspapers to report the event is the historical value.
Small newspapersas well as the large ones -maintain a morgue file where years
from now others can look at news being reported today. The moon mission is
surely worthy of a place in every newspaper morgue in the world.
The Smithfield (N.C.) Herald, this week, compiled a limited number of headline
samples showing what it termed "the local story of the century- some say of all
time". To this list some others have been added. All show a sizable hint of pride- an
emotion shared by most Americans.
Here are some of the headlines that appeared in non-daily and small-town daily
papers of North Carolina:
Smithfield Herald: "Home Folks Awed By Man's Feat In Landing On The
Oxford Ledger: "Two Americans Walk On Surface Of Moon".
Forest Gity Courier: "The Impossible Dream Isn't."
Monroe Enquirer Journal: "Moon Mystery and Mystique Ending for Science and
Carteret County News-Times (Morehead City): "Now the Moon? Then?"
Waynesville Mountaineer (Haywood County): "Groovy Moon Walk Thrills
Haywood Until Sandman's Abort."
Dunn Dispatch: "Moon Walk Success; Talk of the Town."
Morganton News-Herald: "Americans Reach for Moon and Get It."
Asheboro Courier-Tribune: "The Man on the Moon: It's Us!"
Some of the large daily paper headlines in North Carolina read:
Winston-Salem Journal: "They're on the Moon Walking Around."
Raleigh Times: "Man Rests on Moon." <
Greensboro Daily News: "Man Lands on the Moon."
Raleigh News and Observer: "Astronauts Land, Walk on Moon; Armstrong
Implants American Flag."
And the New York Times, noted for its conservative make-up, ran its largest
headline ever, proclaiming: "Men Land on Moon."
Brothers Draw Heavy
Fines, Suspended Terms
Two Route 4, Louisburg men re
ceived Tines of $1500 each plus eight
month suspended prison sentences in
District Court here Monday in cases
involving illegal manufacture of whis
Jimmy Ray Jeffreys. 29. and his
brother. Donald Eugene Jeffreys, 28,
were given the following sentences: 8
months in jail, suspended on payment
of costs. $1500 fine and be found
guilty of any crime during that period
involving the manufacture, sale, trans
portation or consumption of non tax
Both gave notice of appeal and
bond was set at $300 each.
Officers chased the pair some 100
yards when the illegal operation was
raided Monday, July 7, according to
reports at that time. ATI! agent Mike
Zetts described the find as "the largest
Units of the Louisburg, Youngsville
and Zebulon National Guard are in Ft.
Sill. Oklahoma for a two-week training
encampment. The main segment of the
Fifth Rocket Battalion left by Air
National Guard planes from Raleigh
Durahm airport last Saturday.
The units are scheduled to return to
Raleigh-Durham on Saturday. August
While at the massive army artiliary
base, the Guardsmen will fire the
Honest John rocket as they have done
in past years.
distillery seized in Franklin County in
several years." Officers confiscated or
destroyed 276 gallons of non tax paid
whiskey, 2250 gallons of mash, 195 55
gallon barrels, one 600-gaIIon capacity
tank still, one 1550-gallon submarine
type still and four 600-gallon sub type
stills in the raid. The distillery had a
capacity, according to Sheriff William
T. Dement, of 13,450 gallons.
Other cases disposed of by the
Court Monday are as follows:
John Pearce, Jr., w/m/46, driving
under influence; possession non tax
See COURT Page 5
J.W. Perry, Jr.
The Board of County Commis
sioners have reappointed J. W. Perry,
Jr.. of Pearces Community to the Jury
Commission. The action came in a
special meeting held here Monday.
Pearce was named by the Board in
September 1967 when the Jury Com
mission was born. Under provisions of
the law, the Board names one member,
the Clerk of Court names a member
and a third member is appointed by
the Resident Superior Court Judge.
Judge Hamilton Hobgood announced
the reappointment of B. N. Williamson
of Franklinton last week. L. C. Hasty.
Louisburg insurance executive is the
Perry's appointment is for two
Forty-five local people recently par
ticipated in three workshop sessions
designed to promote a better under
standing of "The Nature of Alco
holism." These workshop sessions
were sponsored by the newly formed
Franklin County Council on Alco
holism and were held in the audi
torium of the Louisburg College
Library. The lecture and discussion
topics for the July 16-18 meetings
included "The History of the Use of
Alcohol", "Alcoholism as a Social
health Problem", "The Individual-Host
to the Illness", "Socio-cultural Bases
of Alcoholism", and "Techniques For
Educating the General Public", with a
special emphasis on programs aimed at
The workshop was arranged in co
operation with Dr. Norbert Kelly, Di
rector of the Division of Education of
the N. C. Department of Mental
Health. Mrs. Pauline Woods and Mr.
George Adams of the Department of
Mental Health, and Mr. Hilton Hedrick
from the Department of Community
Psychiatry in Chapel Hill presented a
wealth of information and also served
as discussion leaders.
Mr. Don Richardson and Mrs. Can
cio-Bello assisted with audio-visual pre
sentations. Mr. Norwood Jones, Chair
man of the local Council on Alco
holism and Mrs. Mamie Clayton, Chair
man of the Education Committee of
the Council presided over the sessions.
Those people attending two or
more sessions included: Lucy Burt.
Hudie Boone, Floyd Benfield. OUie
Burrell. Edward Boone, Mamie Clay
ton, Don Creeger, Olga Ellis, Annie
Laurie Edwards, T. H. Edwards, Tal
madge Edwards, Jr., Velma Foster,
Aubrey Hancock, Joan Hight, Alice
Hight, Be mice Harris, Burke Holland,
Norwood Jones, Margaret Johnson,
Adelaide Johnson, Maude McFadden,
Louise Nelms, Irene Ray, Irene Scott,
Aubrey Tomlinson, Doris Wilder,
Laura Wheless and Robert WIMess.
Also present for on* session were:
Don Ballenger, Bob Butler, Margaret
Baldwin, C. T. Cheeves, Lucille Cta
gett. Diana Dent, Tenste Dale, Ullie
Mae Dean, Pat Gorton, Nancy Hol
land, Gleolia Holden, Horace Jackson,
Edith Jackson, H. T. McFadden, Mel
vin Nelson, David Raft, John Woody,
Lois Wheless, Gene Weston, and Mil
(FRK. B.W.) Mr. Carl Gr?d, who
taught Introduction to Vocations and
Distributive Education the past two
years at the Frankllnton High School,
has been elected principal of the local
Mr. Grad received his education at
Wake Forest University and the Uni
versity of Illinois. He has taught at
Glenn High School, Scotland Neck
High School and in the Raleigh City
Schools. The new principal has served
as principal of Townaville High School
and Wendell High School.
Times Printed On New Press Today
Photo ? bow shows the new three-unit Filrchild-Americin Type Founder new?p?per pre** heir.* Installed In The Times plant
this week The new p'rem will eliminate a two-section paper except for issues in exceas of twelve pages It will also afford a
greater use of colortn The Times. Today's lasue is being printed on the new units on a teat run. Staff photo by Qlnt Fuller.
Murder Suspect In Custody
Franklin Sheriff William T. Dement. left. and Deputy Sheriff Dave Ration. right: are shown with Percy Hawkins. 50-year old
Franklinton Auxiliary policeman who was taken into custody yesterday and charged in the pistol slaying of a 32-year old
Franklinton mother of two. Staff photo by Clint Fuller.
Negro Auxiliary Policeman
Held In Franklinton Murder
A 50-year-old Kranklinton Negro
auxiliary policeman was taken into
custody Wednesday afternoon by Dep
uty Sheriff Dave Batton and charged
with murder in the death of a 32-year
old Kranklinton mother of two.
Percy Hawkins, a member of the
auxiliary police for "about four
years" was lodged in Franklin jail
without privilege of bond. Hawkins is
charged with murdering Maurine Can
nady of Route 2, Kranklinton. The
woman's badly decomposed body was
discovered Sunday night around 7:30
P.M. in a thicket just off State Rural
W.J. COOPER, JR.
Louisburg insurance man W. J.
Cooper. Jr. his been named to the
Franklin County Industrial Develop
ment Commission to nil the vacancy
left by J. Harold Talton, former Chair
man of the group.
Cooper was recommended by
County Commissioner Norwood
Faulkner in Monday's meeting of the
Board and unanimously approved. His
term will expire in March of 1971.
Cooper, a native of Louisburg. is
past president and presently a member
of the Louisburg Rotary Club, a for
mer Justice of the Peace and served on
the Louisburg Town Council from
1965 to 1957. He did not seek reelec
tion to the post in 1957.
He Is married and he and his wife,
Owen, have one daughter. Haven.
In other actions the Commissioners
gave Anal approval to the budget by
passing the Budget and Tax Levy
Rcaolution and also approving the
Appropriations Resolution __
Koad 1203 eight n wit's iMjrt hue si of
Sheriff William T. Dement, who
returned Wednesday from the State
Sheriff's Convention at Atlantic
Beach, said that Haw kins had admitted
the shooting but claiiped it was acci
dental. He identified the murder wea
pon as a ,3H caliber police special
pistol and said the woman had been
shot in the left chest through the
The woman had been missing from
her home since Tuesday, July 15,
according to reports. She left home
around 5 P.M.. reportedly left her car
at a neighbor's home and said she was
going to "walk down town fpr a few
Her body was found five days later
by two Negro men, identified by
Hatton as Linwood Davis, 47, and Sol
Perry, 56. both of Route 2, Franklin
awtapay was ordered by Frank
lin Coroner James Kd wards and the
womanlj husband, Leroy Cannady
identified the body. A report, uncon
firmed by the Sheriff's department,
said that blood stains in the Hawkins
car led to his arrest. It was learned that
samples of the blood were taken to
Raleigh for examination Wednesday.
One report says that Hawkins
claims the woman owed him money
and that while he was firing the pistol
to frighten her, she was accidentally
shot. Hawkins has been employed in a
Frankiinton textile mill for the past 24
years and had been described by
Frankiinton Police Chief Leo Kdwards
as a "dependable officer."
Sheriff Dement said that Deputy
Batton was aided in the investigation
and arrest by Chief Edwards as well as
by agents of the State Bureau of
New Highway Commissioner
Will It Be Benson Or Ellis?
By Clint Fuller
Times Managing Editor
Governor Bob Scott yesterday
named his new 23-niember Highway
Commission. Among those named to
this high post in state government
were Kaleigh businessman Cliff Benson
and Henderson automobile dealer Tom
Ellis Since both men are from
counties in the present Fifth Highway
Division, the immediate question
arises: Which will become Franklin
The Fifth is made up of Franklin,
Vance, Warren. Granville. Person, Dur
ham and Wake. Benson, who wis first
appointed to the Highway Commission
on June 4, 1961 by former Governor
Terry Sanford, Is from Wake. Ellis,
Chairman of the Board of CouAty
Commissioners, is from Vance.
The counties and the Commis
sioners have not been matched. Ac
cording to reports this will be done
next Wednesday when the new body it
Speculation has it that Franklin
may be placed in a district -If not a
new division-with Wake being the
only other county in that particular
group. If Franklin is allied with Wake,
it is a sure bet that Benson will be the
Commissioner. He is popular among
Franklin folks and has been credited
with laying the groundwork for im
provements to NC-56 east of Louis
burg. The project, some say, was halt
ed when Gov. Dan Moore took office.
Franklin County Commissioners en
dorsed Benson for the Highway Oom
? mission some time back and local key
Scott people did the same. No over
ture by Ellis for county support was
ever revealed If any took place.
Ellis, who has a number of close
relatives in the Epsom section of
Franklin County, is ilso popular with
Franklin citizens. Coming from a small
county in the Fifth, Ellis would be
entirely acceptable to Franklin people.
During the Sanford years when
Benson served as Vice Chairman of the
Highway Commission, Franklin re
ceived a total of $648,987.91 in road '
Ellis was a four-county manager for
Gov. Scott in the May Primary last
year. He handled Franklin, Vance,
Granville and Warren. He was also
active in the November elections and
did considerable work. In Franklin
County on Scott's behalf.
Benson, a top Scott campaign
stragist, was also active in the local
Scott campaign. He was a frequent
visitor to Franklin County and con
ferred often with local Scott leaders.
Which will It be? Benson or EUis. It
is known that Benson has expressed a
desire to have Franklin In his district.
It is reasonable to assume that Ellis,
too, would like to have Franklin under
Franklin warms with a feeing of
being wanted. And while many citi
zens will have a personal preference. It
appears that the county now stands in
a much brighter light than in the past.
Mr. Ellis or Mr. Benson -both well
qualified and both friends of Franklin
County-have apparently made it so.
Franklin should be happy with' either