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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, September 23, 1969, Image 1

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The Franklin Times Published Every Tuesday & Thursday Serving All Of Franklin County phone Gy6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C., Tuesday, September 23, 1969 (Ten Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 63 Weekly Average: $72.56 Over 3 Million PQupds Of Leaf Sold Here At the close of sales last week the Louisburg Tobacco Market had sold 3,4X9,908 pounds of the golden leaf, according to information released by William Boone, Sales Superviser. This poundage has brought (2,473,844.39 to growers in the area for an average of over $72.00. Last week's average was $72.56, slightly higher than the week before which registered $72.24. Poundage has dropped from a high on September 4 of 310,386 to a low thus far of 239,270 Wednesday of last week. The highest single day average was on September 8 when a high of $74.39 was reached. The lowest single day average was recorded on Septem ber 11 when prices dipped to an average of $70.82. *? The local market is selling around 1 million pounds of leaf per week. Demand was stronger Monday for Old Belt flue-cured tobacco as most grade average rose $1 to $3 per hun dred pounds over last Friday's level, the Federal-State Market News Service reported. On the Middle Belt, marketings were a little stronger although grade averages in most instances were un changed or $1 per hundred pounds above the previous day of sales. Top price was $84 for a few grades of fair orange cutters. Quality improv ed considerably over last Thursday's sale^The ratio of good and fair leaf and rab and low smoking leaf increas ed while the portion of poor leaf, low primings and non-descript was down sharply. Bond Sales Over $12,000 Combined .sales of savings bonds and freedom shares during August were $5,639,168, a 13.2 percent in crease over the comparable month a year ago. January-August sales were $42,320,325, a 2.3 percent decrease over the same 8-month period a year ago. This represents 71 percent of the atate's annual quota of $59,600,000. Savings bond and freedom share sales in Franklin County were $12,402 for August. For the year, cumulative aales amounted to $98,748, which is 76.7 percent of the county's 1969 dollar quota, according to Bland W. Woriey, volunteer chairman of the aavings bonds program in N. C. More Buildings Needed Four Cases Non-suited Lancaster Bound Over On Two Counts Four cases of assault with a deadly weapon lodged against a Centerville man following a series of incidents last August 17, were non-suited in District Court here Monday and the youths who swore out the warrants were taxed with the costs of court. In two other cases, charging assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, not resulting in death against James Lancaster of Centerville, prob able cause was found and bond was set at $500 on each count. The two charges brought by James S. Finch, Jr., 22, and Elmer Carey Griffin, Jr., 19, will be heard in Superior Court. Lancaster and a brother Tyree Lan caster and the latter's son, Jerry were charged in eleven warrants for anault against six youths around midnight on August 17 at Centerville. The I-arx- as ters claimed the young men were disturbing the peace and had gathered for the purpose of racing. Tyree Lancaster was found guilty of two assault charges and one charge of interferring with an officer in Dis trict Court here September 8 and sentenced to four months in jail, sus pended on condition. Jerry Lancaster was fined $20 and costs when found guilty of one charge of simple assault. James Lancaster faces two felony counts now in connection with the fracas in which the Finch man was shot in the back, requiring extensive hospitalization and the Griffin youth suffered a broken arm. Court records show that three of the youths, Rufas Jones, Qoke Bur nette, Jr., and Rodney West were taxed with court coats in the non suited cases against James Lancaster here Monday. Each paid $15.00 in costs. In a case brought by Bobby Deb nam, no costs were taxed. In a similar, but unrelated case growing out of a shooting incident on September 13, Jimmy H. Dean, 51, White Level man had two charges of assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of damage to personal prop erty, continued until September 29. Larry Wood, 20, of Route 2, Louis burg lodged the charges claiming that Dean fired into the rear of his car. Dean said Wood was racing. Wood says he was not. Five Negro Youths Arrested In Robbery Sheriff William T. Dement reported that five Negro youths were arrested Monday, charged wtyh breaking, enter ing and larceny in connection with a Thursday night braakin at a store nesr Bunn. Chief Deputy Dave Batton Identi fied the youths as: Henry Dsvls. 17, of Bunn; Michael Davis, 16. and his bro ther, Larry George Davis, 17, both of Route 1, Louisburg; Clyde Neal, 16, Rt. 4, Louisburg; and Anthony Tony High, 17, of Bunn. Batton said three of the youths are out on bond and the other two were still being held In jail here Monday afternoon. He did not say which are still being held. The group is charged with entering the Roger Bros. Grocery near Bunn Elementary School around midnight last Thursday. Batton aaid a pistol, some knives, a radio, combs, a case of oil, lighten and t -shirts were among the missing Items. He said the stolen merchsndise was estimated to cost $253.68 and portions of the miistng item hive been recovered. Rites Today For Epsom Leader Tollie H. Weldon, Sr., 78, promi nent resident of the Epsom com munity, died suddenly at his home Sunday. Funeral services were conducted today at 3 P.f4. at Liberty Vance United Church of Christ, with the pastor, Rev. John Allen, III, officiat ing, assisted by Rev. Otis Boiler of Knlghtdale. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The deceased was a well known farmer and land owner in Franklin County. Born November 22, 1890. he was the son of the late James Thomas and Lucy Ha mm Weldon. Mr. Weldon for many years had been active in community and church activities. He was a member of Liberty TOLLIE H. WELDON, SR. Church, the John H. Mills Masonic Lodge No. 624, AF&AM. Wellons chapter No. 167, Order of the Eastern Star, and a Past Patron of OES. He also held membership in the Royal Arch Masons No. 54, Knight* Tempi en No. IS, the Sudan Temple of the Shrine, and Henderson Shrine Oub. Surviving are his wife: Mrs. aide Daniel Weldon; Ave daughters, Mrs. Spurgeon Ayscue of Henderson, Mrs. J. B. Jackson of Greenville, Mrs. Ed win Fuller of Salisbury. Mrs. W. W. Renn of Raleigh and Mrs. Clemmon P. Faulkner of Derby, Kan.; a son, T. H. Weldon, Jr., of Henderson; 14 grand children and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. T. W. Ellis, Sr., of Henderson; and six brothers. J. Ira Weldon of Route 3, Louisburg; Obie W. Weldon of Vance County; Hill D. Weldon, K. G. Weldon, Julian K. Weldon, and Bennett H. Weldon, aB of Franklin County. The family requested that in lieu of _ flowers, donations be made to the building fund of Liberty Church. Pallbearers were announced as fol lows: Active-Stephen Fuller, Michael Fuller, Albert Dubber. Lindaey Gould, W. Daniel Renn, Dean Weldon. Honorary-Robert Dement, Joe Burgess. Claude Goodaon, Otha Good son, Thomas Goodaon, A. H. Moore, C. E. Jeffcoat, R. E. Tanner, Brooks Turner, Irvin Greenway, Charles Rose, ?Henry T. Powell, Dr. W. W. Leathers, Jr., Dr. W. B. Burwell, Dr. Joe Mayo, Jr., E. W. Woolard, Charles Roberts, John Zollicoffcr, Sr., I. Perry Wheeler of Louisburg, Bynum Burgess of Franklinton. and members of the Men's Bible claas of New Bethel Bap tist Chuit^i, Men's Bible claas of Li berty (Vance) United Church of Christ, and all members of John H. Mills Maaonic Lodge No. 624. To Raise $1,950,000 College Announces Most Ambitions Development Program In History Louisburg College today announced the mast ambitious development pro gram in its history. Designated Project Attainment, the program is designed to produce a total of $1,950,000 to complete the long range development , .projection originally envisioned nearly 10 years ago. The announcement was made by E. Hoover Taft. Jr., President of the Board of Trustees. Early In the 1%0's the Board of Trustees researched the total needs of the College through the present de cade. Based on an anticipated enroll ment of 800-825 students, the opti mum desired by the Institution, the total expansion program involved the expenditure of nearly four million 'dollars. The projection included con struction of four residence halls, two each for male and female students, acquisition and refurnishing of the old Mills High School property, a new maintenance facility, an academic science hall, a new or expanded stu dent center, plus appropriate funds for faculty salary adjustments and varied miscellaneous needs. Much of the original projection has already been accomplished. In 1961 Patton Hall, a residence facility for ?-? men, was constructed, and the former high school property was acquired. This latter provided the auditorium, some classrooms and the fine arts facility, as well as a site for the new library. In 1963 Merritt Hall, a second residence building for women, was built. In 1965 the Cecil W. Robbins library was completed. In 1968 Kenan Hall was opened, the newest building on the campus, which provides addi tional residence facilities for female students, and a 24 bed infirmary. These accomplishments since 1961 re present an investment of approximate ly $2,000,000, and constitute more than 52% of the total project. Progress was aided greatly by a grant of $240,000 from the Sarah Grahafh Kenan Foundation of Durham, N. C. In a statement -accompanying his announcement of the Project Attain ment program, Mr. Taft said: "Our decision to enter upon a final fund raising effort at this time was made only after long and careful study. Last summer the trustees retained The Cumerford Corporation, college deve lopment consultants of Kansas City, Missouri, to make a thorough study of the situation. As a result of this study, which was submitted to the Board of Trustees in November 1968, the First Annual Planning Conference was held at the College in April of this year. After weighing the results of both the study and the planning conference, the trustees voted to finish the expansion program as originally envisioned, with in the decade that will end in 1971. "We are all aware this is a real challenge and a tremendous oppor tunity. We know also, it is a project that must be undertaken, and it must be done now. The need for the aca demic-science hall is obvious to trus tees. administration, faculty, and stu dents alike. It is equally obvious the College must provide adequate recrea tional facilities for the students. It is likewise extremely urgent that we pro vide additional, modern residence faci lities for our men students." Dr. Cecil W. Bobbins. President of Louisburg College, told The Times he is completely confident of success for the Project Attainment venture. "The fact is", he stated, "we have very little choice. The buildings with which we are concerned are all necessary and are equally important to the College pro gram. Perhaps there are some who feel we should delay a portion of our project, but after careful considera tion of all the factors involved the decision to 'do it now' was made. This decision is motivated largely by two facts. First, the constant increases in construction costs make it mandatory we do what has to be done as quickly as possible to take advantage of the present cost elements. Second, com pletion of this program will mean Louisburg College will be able to eliminate 'bricks and mortar' from its expansion programs for the next se veral years." Pledging by members of the Hoard of Trustees is now under way and is expected to be completed within two weeks. The worker organization to handle Louisburg and Franklin County is now being built, and will kick off as soon as trustee pledging is completed, tentatively scheduled for October 1 . Bunn Gets Verbal OK On Water Bids The Bunn Town Council held a special session Monday night to give official approval of the low bids receiv ed on the water system project expect ed to get under construction by the first of October. Informed sources report that the officials have received a verbal appro val from the Regional Office of the Economic Development Administra tion located in West Virginia EDA has indicated approval of the bids as re ceived by Bunn last week. The Town Council awarded con tracts pending final approval of the federal agency, expected to come at a special pre-construction conference slated at Bunn on September 30. Dale Jones, EDA representative, is expected to attend the session and final appro val should be given at that Mme. Construction time Is slated to begin on October 1 and contracts call for the project to be completed in 210 con secutive calendar days, which should iplace the completion date around April. 1970. E. HOOVER TAFT, JR. DR. CECIL W. ROBBINS Rotary D.G. To Visit Louisburg RoUrlaru will welcome on Thursday, September 25th. the governor of this Rotary district, Mr. Alfred H. Paddi ton of SmithfMd, N.C. He will sddress the Rotary Club of Loulsburg, one of 44 In hit district, and will confer with Mr. William Lancaster. Jr., pres ident of the local Rotary Club, and with other club of ficials to obtain in formation on the group's plans for its service activities and to offer sugges tlont on Rotary administrative mat ten. Mr. Paddbon la one of 298 Rotary governor* throughout the world who are tervtng as representative* of Rotary International in districts composed of member clubs. Each district leader is responsible for supervising the clubs in his are* Rotary, an international men's service organization, has more than 664,000 members in some 13,822 clubs In 148 countries. A member and past president of the Rotary Club of SmithfMd. Mr. Paddl son Is pmident of Atlantic Sport* 8upply Co., Inc. He was elected to , office at the Rotary convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, In Mgy, 1969 and will serve until June 30, 1970. . Though a seasoned Rotarian before h|i (taction to the office of district governor, Mr. Psddiaon attended an eight-day International ?*aembly last May at Lake Placid, New York, at which all Rotary governon for 1969-1970 attended In-depth aeminan to plan for their jobs. One of his biggest jobs will be to hold i district conference of all Rotary clubs in this area. The conference will be held April 26 and 27, 1970 at the Sir Walter Hotel. Raleigh. N. C. Former County Board Chairman Passes Funeral service* for Norris Wilton Collins, 49, Frinklinton oil dealer and former County Commissioner, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 P.M. from the Fnnklinton Methodist Qiurch. .Services were conducted by Rev. Earl Richardson and Rev. Horace Jackson. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery with Masonic rites. Collins, who died Saturday, served from 1956 to 1964 as a County Commissioner and served during this period as Chairman of the Board. In 1964 he did not seek reelection. He was a member of the Franklin ton Ma tonic Lodge No. 123, a Shriner, a steward in hit church and a Chair man of the Church Board of Trustees. ? He wat alto a member of American Legion Post 63 and a member of the Fnnklinton Fire Department where he had previously served at Chief. Surviving are hit widow, Mrs Uerrie Parker Collins; a ton, Maurice W. Colllnt, Jr.; a daughter, Mitt Kathie Collins, both of the home; hit mother, Mrt. Bessie Fowler Collins of Fnnklin ton; two sitten, Mrt. Joe Chaplin of Raleigh and Mrt. Curtis Laughter of Franklinton; five brothers, John of Hamlet, Sam of Smithfield. Sidney of Charleston, S. C., Frank and Joe Col lins, both of Franklinton. NORRISW. COLLINS c""HOC IJf

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