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The Fraji'kMn Times
Published Every Tuesday * Thursday _ ^ Servinc All Of Pranklin Countv
Serving All Of Franklin County
Telephone Gy 6-3283
Louisburg. N. C? Thursday. August 21, 1969
(Ten Pages Today)
100th Year ? Number 54
Congressman Touring County Today
Second District Congressman L. H. Fountain is touring the county today in keeping with his long standing policy or visiting
the communities in his district and talking with the people. Photo above shows the Congressman with supporters as he visited
Pilot this morning rrom 8:30 to 9:00 A.M. Pictured, lert to right are: Clinton Carlyle pf Pilot, who planned the Pilot tour;
Conrad Sturges, Louisburg attorney; Congressman Fountain and Louisburg attorney. Charles Davis. Sturges and Davis are
accompanying the lawmaker on his count ywide tour which will end in Louisburg this arternoon at 5 P.M.
College Starts 183rd Year Sunday
On August 24 freshmen will arrive
to begin their orientation program as
Louisburg College opens its doors for
the 183rd year of operation. Total
enrollment at the college for the
1969-70 academic year will be over
800. This enrollment figure is reflected
in the record budget of $1,542,305.
With the beginning of the new
academic year the college has em
ployed four new professors, one ad
ministrator, and two house counselors.
The new members of the faculty are:
Mrs. Marjatta Amein, Dr. Howard B.
Clay, Miss Patricia Keel, Mr. James
Lanier, Jr., and Miss Jean Walston.
Mrs. Amein, of Raleigh, will be an
instructor of chemistry. She received
her B.S. degree from Radford College
and M.S. degree from Cornell Univer
Dr. Clay, who has retired from East
Carolina University where he has ser
ved as a member of the History De
partment since 1948, holds A.B. and
M.A. degrees from Emory University,
and the Ph.D. degree from the Univer
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Miss Keel, of Robersonville, will be
employed in the Foreign Language
Department where she will be an
instructor in French. She has an A.B.
degree from the University of North
Carolina, Greensboro, and M.A. degree
from Appalachian State University.
For the past five years she has taught
at the John Graham High School,
Mr. Lanier, of Elm City, will serve
as instructor in recreation and physical
education. Mr. Lanier is a 1967 grad
uate of Louisburg College. He has an
A.B. degree from East Carolina Univer
sity, where he is completing work for
his M.Ed, degree. He and his wife, the
former Ann Pearce of Franklinton, live
at 108 Person Street.
A new member of the adminis
tration is Miss Jean Walston. who is
the Dean of Women. Miss Walston. a
graduate of Pea body Conservatory of
Sidney Seal. 23, of Franklinton was
injured in a single car accident on US-1
near Neuse Cross Roads Sunday morn
ing around 3:30 A.M., according to
reports. His condition was listed as
According to reports. Seal was drhr
ing north when his car went out of
control on a curve and ran off the
road, swerved back on the highway
and went broadside into a traffic
Island, struck a couple of poles in a
service station lot and demolished a
telephone booth. State Trooper K. A.
Cook was quoted as saying Seal was
"running at leant 100 miles an hour"
In his opinion. Seal suffered head
injuries and abrasions and lacerations.
The car was a total loss and the
Franklinton man has been charged
with traveling too fast for conditions,
according to reports.
Musk, is a native of Elizabeth City,
but has lived in Chapel Hill during the
past tew years where she taught piano.
She has master's degrees in Inter
national Relations and Political
Science and in Student Personnel Ser
vices. Miss Walston resides at 101
New house counsalors are Mrs.
Pearl R. Johnson of Middlesex for
Merritt Hall and Mrs. Elizabeth G.
Duke of Rocky Mount for Kenan Hall.
Board Acts In Executive Session
Total Integration Plan Approved,
Franklinton School Opening Postponed
The Franklinton City Board of Ed
ucation. meeting in executive session
Tuesday night, adopted a plan pre
viously announced for the coming
school year and which has recently
been approved by the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare.
The executive session was held in
order for the Board to discuss with
State Deputy Attorney General
Andrew A. Vanore, Jr. the possibility
of operating the Franklinton schools
on the 1968-69 plan. The conclusion,
according to a reliable source, was that
such operation Uould be impossible.
The plan adopted by the Board and
approved by H K\Y calls for grades one
through five to be housed at Frank
linton Elementary School and grades'
six through twelve to be housed at
Franklinton High School.
The opening of school was post
poned from the original date of
August 27 . for pupil-teacher orienta
tion to the new date of September 2
Centerville Cases To
Be Aired Monday
Charges against three Centerville
men brought in eleven warrants will be
heard in District Court here Monday,
according to reports. Tyree Lancaster,
County Dog Warden, will face four
charges; his son, Jerry Lancaster is
charged in one warrant with simple
assault, and a brother, James Lancaster
will face six charges. Four of the
assault charges against James Lancaster
The three were charged with as
saulting several young men early last
Sunday morning following a fracas at
Centerville reportedly brought on
when about 25 youths gathered for
what was described as a session of drag
racing between Centerville and Wood.
When attempts to contact the State
Highway Patrol failed, the Lancasters
reportedly took It upon themselves to
break up the session.
Two youths were injured. James S. ?
Finch, Jr. was shot in the back with a
shotgun and Elmer C. llriffin, Jr.
received a head wound and a broken
arm when struck by a shotgun. One
other youth was allegedly struck in the
face and still another was reportedly
nicked on the arm by a shotgun pellet
while riding in one of the cars. Charges
were brought by the youths in the
case. Finch and Bobby Debnam,
whose car was damaged by shotgun
pellets, have been charged with care
less and reckless driving.
(or this purpose. The first of the
180-day schedule is set for September
3. It was explained that the postpone
ment is due to the labor situation In
the tobacco crop harvest.
Bruce Honeycutt, a member of the
Board, said of the plan Wednesday,
"We decided that it would be better to
go with this plan from the beginning
of the year than to try to start with
another plan and have to disrupt the
children's education in the middle of
the year." The Board is understood to
have wanted to continue freedom of
choice in grades one through nine as It
did last year but was advised that this
would be impossible, it was also
found, according to reports, that it
was impossible to establish a Junior
"tiigh school at the Elementary School
site because of lack of adequate class
room space. f
S. Brodie Green, Vice Chairman of
the Board presided as temporary chair
man Wednesday night. Hubert Pearce,
Jr.. Chairman of the Board resigned
recently and a new chairman haa not
Roy L. Holland, Burlington In
dustries weaving supervisor was ap
pointed to fill the unexpired term of
Pearce. Holland, who has lived in
Kranklinton /or the past four yean, is
married and the father of three child
ren. He is a former school teacher and
BHBBMPSCL^ i? ajMAfljaiii
Cecil W. Robbins Library
OEO Gets $487,262 In Federal Funds
W. Astor Kirk, director of the
Mid-Atlantic region OEO, has inform
ed officials of Franklin-Vance-Warren
Opportunity. Inc.. that Governor Rob
ert Scott notified the regional office of *
his consent to a grant to the local
agency in the amount of $87,262. The
amount $393,246 of this grant will be
uaed to operate centers for 360 child
ren in the three counties.
The Head Start program will deal
with a wide range of problems of area
children and their families. Enrollees
will receive free health and dental
examinations and (ollow-up treatment
for defects discovered. Two hot meals
will be served daily without charge to
children, and social and psychological
services will be provided to thoae
children with a need for them.
The program will enroll 15 children
in each of 24 classes. These classes. It
was said, aim to "create an atmosphere
of love and concern which will make
the centers a happy place for the
children and their families." A variety
of equipment and materials are on
hand for exploration and use.
Head Start personnel hope to have
the support and cooperation of the
total community. The program is
based on the philosophy that through
cooperative efforts, a community can
meet the needs of all children. The
"volunteer" services of many persons
are needed. Three adults are desired in
each classroom daly, one of which
will be a volunteer. People of all walks
of life ire invited to help.
he-school aged children will be
selected for the program on the basis
of need, with children nearest to com
pulsory school age receiving pre
fere nee Family income will be used to
determine eligibility without regard to
race, treed, color, or national origin.
Distribution of children in the three
counties are as follows: 135 in Warren
county, 120 irt Vance county, and 105
in Franklin county.
The program space will not be
confined to Head Start classrooms and
Dr. Wm D. Strickland of the Uni
versity of North Carolina School of
Dentistry faculty has been promoted
to the rank of Professor of the Depart>
ment of Operative Dentistry.
Strickland joined the UNC faculty
in 1956 as an instructor In the School
Strickland Is now responsible for
the dental assistant utilization clinic
and has lecture and clinical teaching in
the department of operative dentistry.
In the University's Division of Health
A graduate of Wake Forest College.
Strickland received the DDS degree
from University of North Carollns In
He Is the son .of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Strickland of Noble St., Louisburg, N.
play grounds. The whole community,
stores, libraries, fire stations, and
farms, are included in the child's ex
Rites Held For Victim
Woman Charged With
Setting Fire To Husband
Mrs. Grace Murray Garner of Creed
moor was jailed in Oxford Tuesday
and charged with murder in the fire
death of her husband William Howard
Garner. 38, of Kranklinton. Garner
died Monday in Veterans' Hospital in
Durham from burns received at the
couple's home in Creedmoor on July
According to reports at the time of
the incident. Garner reportedly told
officers that his wife threw alcohol on
him while he was in bed and set him
oil fire. Mrs. Garner denied the
charges, the report says, and contend
ed that she was standing outside the
house under the carport when her
husband ran out of the house with his
clothing on fire. Garner suffered sixty
percent burns over his body and was
hospitalized after Creedmoor police
and firemen arrived at the home
around 10 A.M.
Mrs. Garner was also admitted to
Granville Hospital. Granville Sheriff J.
C. Cash was called to the hospital
where Garner allegedly told that his
wife had poured the contents on a
bottle of rubbing alcohol on him and
the bed and ignited it with a match.
Cash said that almost every portion of
Garner's body was covered with band
ages when he saw him.
The following day, reports say, that
Cash said he planned to make a formal
charge against Mrs. Garner, mother of
three children by a previous marriage.
However, after conferring with Solici
tor W. H. S. Burgwyn Tiling of charge*
was delayed. One report said that in
the event that Uarner did not survive
his injuries, "county authority may
bring indictment based on information
and belief." An Oxford source con
firmed Wednesday that formal charge*
have been lodged against Mrs. Garner.
Garner was scheduled to appear in
Granville court the day following the
incident at his home to face charge* of
assault with a deadly weapon with
intent to kill Thomas W. Dickenon.
The charges grew out of a shooting
incident on July 31, 1968, according
to reports. Garner also had a caw
pending in District Court involving an
alleged assault on his wife, the report
Funeral services for Garner were
held Wednesday afternoon from Sand
ling Funeral Home Chapel at Franklin
ton conducted by Rev. Ronald F.
King. Burial followed In Bratsfleld
Baptist Church cemetery in Granville
County. Surviving, in addition to hit
wife, are: his father, Mortimer R.
Garner; three brothers, John, Robert
and Roger Garner of Rt. 3, Wake
Forest; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Man
hall of Louisburg and Mrs. Nora Mc
Keithan of Greenville, S. C.
Courthouse Open House Sunday
The County Courthouse will be open Sunday afternoon between the hours of 2 to 6 P.M. (or thoae who have not had an
opportunity to visit the renovated facility. Thoae who have already seen the inside of the structure are alao invited to attend the
open house and to take a tour of the courthouae. Tours will be conducted by personnel workinf in the various county ^anciw
in the courthouae. No formal ceremonies are planned for the long-delayed event, but officials are hopeful a larff number of
people will take the opportunity to tour the modernized county facility.