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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, September 25, 1969, Image 1

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Noon Accident Scene above shows accident on Wade Avenue here shortly before noon today. The car at left, driven by Miss Jane Waring House, 16, of Rt. 3, Loutsburg pulled out from the Chip's Drive Inn into the path of the other car, driven by Larry Tippett, 22, of Louisburg. Neither driver was injured, but damage to both cars was extensive. A trailer-tractor truck parked along side the street apparently obstructed Miss House's view of the oncoming vehicle. Louisburg Police officer Lewis Evans investigated the atcident. Telephone Gy6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, September 25, 1969 (Twelve Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 64 ASC Elections Results Given Results of the 1970 election of community ASC committeemen for all communities in the county were an nounced today by E. G. Brewer, Chair man, Franklin County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Com mittee. The election was held by mail, and ballots were counted publicly by the ASC County Committee, September 19, 1969, at the ASCS Office in Louisburg, N. C. beginning at 9:00 a>m. Following are the results of the Community ASC Committee election: Cedar Rock: Ashley Jenkins, Chair man, 0. T. Fisher, Vice-chairman, R. S. May, Member, Willie Conn, First Alternate, G. D. Long, Second Alter nate. Cypress Creek: George Murray, Chairman, Thomas Gay, Vice-chair man, J. S. Collie, Member, A. C. Stallings, First Alternate, Charles Bass. Second Alternate. m Dunn: Bennie B. Williams, Chair man, Henry K. Baker, Vice-Chairman, W. Harold Alford, Member, O'Deyne Mullen, First Alternate, E. Reginald Lewis, Second Alternate. Franklinton: J. T. Wright, Jr., Chairman, Clifton Conyers, Vice chairman, Harold Wheeler, Member, Richard Wright, First Alternate, Carl Kearney, Jr., Second Alternate. Gold Mine: Bennie Ray Gupton, Chairman, Bryant Wood, Vice -chair See ASCS Page 4 JOHN HODGES New Taxes Wednesday - Ready Or Not, Here They Come The General Assembly, having tax ed just about everything, including our memorial and our patience, will get another charge next Wednesday. That'i when the second part of the hononble't actions will surface. That's when the contumer-and also the voter- will begin to pay two cents more on every pack of cigarettes and a penny more on every soft drink, in cluding the powdetpd kind you mix at home. By Clint Fuller Times Managing Editor While it grieves us to do so, we (eel compelled to recall in caie anyone hai forgotten that on July 1, this year, the same consumer-voter began paying two cents more for each gallon of gasoline; from 1.5 percent to 2 percent on vehicles, boats, planes and trains. Alao included in the pre-July Fourth tax special were a 5 cent tax on a 12-ounce container of beer (more on larger quantities, naturally) and an ? additional 5 cents on "five ounces or a 1 fraction thereof' of booze. Those little bites having healed, here comes the bear again. On a carton of cigarettes, already slightly over $2.00 (for most brands) the two-cent tax will add twenty cents-this is 10 percent taxation--to each carton. This does not take into account the recent increase tobacco manufactures added in getting ready for the tax bite. Soft drinks are in for a six-cent per carton or 24-cent per case increase. This is in addition to two increases in recent months imposed by drink man ufacturers. It seems everybody gets into the act but the customer at the supermarket. ' Simple arithmetic shows that a man smoking two cartons of cigarettes a week, will pay about $20 more a year for them under the new tax. Or what it amounts to is that he will have to dole out the cash for five weeks smokes without taking them home. A family using a couple cartons of soft drinks a week-most use more-will pay about $6 more a year In taxes or do without six weeks of soft drinks. A one-tank a week gasoline user is al ready paying for-but not getting three See TAXES Page 4 Highway Commission Receives Bids On Revised NC-39 Project The State Highway Commission re ceived bids toUling $13.4 million on twenty road projects Tuesday. Among them was a bid of $836,560.40 by Burns and Spanglpr. Inc. of Shelby for construction of 6.332 miles in Frank lin County and a similar project in Vance. The Franklin project is the im provements to NC-39 from a pointi near Ingleside to the Louisburg town limits. The Vance project will reach from the Henderson city limits to the Vanco Mill Road or State Rural No. 1148. The Commissipn is slated to review the apparent low bids at its meeting on October 2. The Franklin project has had a long difficult time. First promised in 1966 in a letter to this newspaper from Governor Dan Moore and later reite rated in a meeting here by J. B. Brame, Fifth Division Commissioner, the pro ject has been on and off ever since. Following the statements by the Governor and Mr. Brame In 1966, Mr. Brame returned here in January. 1967 and added $400,000 to the $350,000 already reported to be tet aside for the NC-39 work. This amount, it was said at the time, would "hopefully" com plete the project all the way to Epsom and the Vance line. Over $150,000 of the original allo cation was spent in surveys, design and a host of other necessities, it was .explained by one highway official ina> meeting here. Road crews were seen frequently working along the route in 1967. In 1968 hearings were held on the right-of-way and other aspects of the project in Henderson and Louis burg and bids were called for. In December. 1968 the apparent low bidder on the Franklin project was $725,185 or in excess of the remaining allocation of around $600,000. On December 7, 1968 the project bids were refused and the project was set for another round of bids. The excess bid also caused more mileage to be knocked off the revised plan. Instead of a project reaching from Epsom, Franklin found itself with one reach ing now only the slightly less than five ? Hodges To Head Local Drive For College Funds John H. Hodges, Louisburg in sun net executive, today wit named chairman of the Louisburg Franklin County division in the Project Attain ment fund railing program for Louis burg College. The announcement was made jointly by E. Hoover Taft, Jr., president of the board of trustees, and Dr. Cecil W. Rob bins, Louisburg Col lege president. Mr. Hodges Is a native of Louisburg. He attended Louisburg College, class of '42, and served In the Army Air Corps four years during World War II. He is a member of the Louisburg Methodist Church and Is currently chairman of its administrative board. He has been a trustee of Louisburg College since 1961 and is a member of its executive committee. He has been in the general Insurance business in Louisbuig (or eighteen years, and is a member of the Lion's Club. Mr. Hodges is married to the former Nancy Burden of Aulander, N. C. The couple are parents of two sons, Ray age 14, and John age 17. Mr. Hodges heads a group of 20 persons who will contact local business and professional people during the Project Attainment effort in Louisburg and Franklin County. The campaign goal is $1,950,000 of which the Louis burg-Franklin County objective is $150,000 payable over a three year period. The group will become active September 30 and conclude about November 1. Welch Grants Announced Louisburg College hu announced the redpienti of the Lin* and Robert Welch Scholarships for the current academic year. They are Michael L. Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Barnett, of Raleigh Road, Route 4, Henderson and Jennie L. Hunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward Hunter of 303 Wilcox Street, Warren Variable cloudiness and mild through Friday with chance of show ers. Low, near 60; high, pear 75. ton. The Welch Scholarship* are award ed annually to outstanding students who excel in English and mathematics. Other qualifications include serious ness of purpose, good personality, and the possession of a general and wide interest in college affairs. Mr. James 0. Welch of Cambridge, Mass.. established the scholarships sev eral years ago in memory and honor of his parents. Mrs. Robert Welch resides in bouisburg. miles to Ingleside. Before bids could be called for on this lesser job, the makeup of the Highway Commission changed under Governor Bob Scott and It was an nounced by Highway Commissioner Cliff Benson that the project would be brought back to life. As a result, ithe two ends of the project were joined and one bid called for. Benson has said he hopes to advertise for bids on the missing por tions ofjhe 20-mile stretch before the two end projects are completed. The apparent low bid this week on both the Vance and Franklin project la little more than $110,000 over the bid For only the Franklin portion last December. Coach T witty Addresses Lions Club Tommy Twitty, head football eoacl>/at Louisburg High School, ad dressed the Louisburg Lions Club her* Tuesday night. Coach Twitty explain ed the local athletic program Xo the Lions. He stressed the Importance of the practice of filming football games, explaining that following each game, players are able to view the film* and observe their weaknesses and their strengths. He told the club the film* are extremely helpful to college scouts who are looking for high school talent. Commenting on the expense of the football program, Twitty said It costs around $100 to suit each boy properly plus added expense for practice equip ment. Twitty presented the Lions with this year's Louisburg football team program and gave statistics and other facts about each of his player* pic tured in the booklet. He related indiv idual stories about his players and old of their improvements and what h* expects of them. He also explained the various for mations used by his team and talked about this week's opponent, the John Graham High School team from War renton. Twitty, himself is a former football player at the Warrenton school and he told the Lions that he is hopeful of winning the game Friday night. The Lions Club birthday calendar sale project is now underway and Warren Smith, club member in charge, told the group that the project I* expected to be completed by October 7. Ken Schubart was in charge of the program and guests were George R. Seidel and C. F. Seidel, both manage ment personnel with Richel Furniture Company here. Mrs. Gladys Bailey was guest pianist for the meeting. Interruption Electric service to all Carolina Pow er & Light Company customer* in the following areas will be interrupted for 30 minutes Sunday, September 28 1969 from 6 30 A.M. to 7:00 A.M.:X Town of Youngs ville, community of Po co moke. Flat Rock Church Com munity, and Tarboro Road ana. The announcement said, Carolina Power & Light Company regrets this inconvenience to Its customers, but the interruption is necessary to make certain changes in Its substation facil ities. Tragedy Averted What might have b?n a real tragedy was narrowly averted Wednesday afternoon when a State Highway automobile struck ? nrlvate school bus on US-401 seven miles north or Louisburg around 1:46 P.M. State Trooper James Byrd reported that the car. Irtven by William t. Smith, w/m/17 of Rt. 1, Kittreil was meeting the Franklin Christian Academy school bus when the bus topped to discharge some children. Smith jammed on his brakes, the car skidded into the front of the bus and overturned In a lltch on the right Me of the highway. Dwight Wynne, w/m/17, Rt. 3, Louisburg, driver of the bus and some 16 children aboard ran uninjured. Although the State vehicle was severely damaged, its driver apparently aleo eecaped Injury. ' " . (

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