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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, September 30, 1969, Image 1

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Mobile Home Plant To Locate At Bunn Franklinton Negro Believed Killed By Train Sheriff William T. Dement reported this morning that a preliminary report from the pathologist at Wake Me morial Hospital indicates that Sinclair Moses, 32-year-old Franklinton Negro, whose body was found late Sunday, was killed by a passing train. ' Dement said in a telephone conver sation with hospital authorities he was told that Moses died of a broken neck and that the body contained multiple cuts, and bruises. Dement said the doctor expressed the opinion that the man had been struck by a train and that the cause of death was a broken neck. Hie body was found Sunday a round 7 P.M. along the railroad tracks a half mile east of the Burlington Mills plant on NC-56. Herbert Sipith, a relative of Moses, made the discovery. Smith and four others had launched a search for Moses who had been missing since last Friday. Those with Smith at the time were identified by Chief Deputy David Bat ten as Willie Johnson, Junes btis Smith, Sameul Johnson and Eddie , West. Batten said that Moses was last seen Friday by a friend, Otis Morgan, 21, and that Morgan had left Moses along the tracks while he went to a nearby store. ?'-* Several wounds were found on the body and Sheriff Dement asked for an . autopsy. He said today that he had been unable to reach a Seaboard Coastline engineer for questioning in the matter. He added it would pro bably be several days before he could clos^the case. This is the second case where a body has been found in the Franklin ton area under mysterious circum stances in recent months. Last July 20, two Negro men discovers*! the body of a Franklinton Negro woman in the Sour Mountain section of the county. Percy _ Hawkins, 60-year-old Negro auxiliary policeman was charged with murder in that case. County Fair Underway The 56th Franklin County Fair is underway here this week with grounds opening Monday night. Fair manager George T. (Jolly) Bunn announced earlier that the David B. Endy shows are to be featured at this year's edi tion. A large number of citizens visited the fairgrounds on the River Road here Monday night to take a first look at tha host of exhibits and the midway Rescuers Used Again Sunday According to a reliable report, the Louisburg Rescue Service was used Sunday as an ambulance ser vice, an event not unusual with the local public service minded group. The local unit was on standby at the Franklin Air Field where the CAP was staging a Fly-in when It was alerted to go to the scene of an automobile accident near Flat Rock Church, about eleven miles away. The rescuers found an overturn ed car and a man identified as Aaron Thomas Goode, c/m suffer ing from minor inuries The car ran off State Rural unpaved road No. 1105. Goode was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital by the Rescue unit. A passenger in the car, identified as William Stewart, c/m/19 was uninjured. It was learned later that Goode had been taken by private car first to Youngsville where he could not find a doctor and later to Wake Forest When no physician was available there, he was returned to the scene of the accident and the Loulsburg Rescue Service was call ed. attractions. Judging of farm exhibit* will be held today as gates open at 5 P.M. Wednesday and Saturday are aehool days and ?ll school students will be admitted free before the hour of 6 P.M. Gates open Wednesday at 4 P.M. Thursday, Bunn says, all Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be admitted free if they come in uniform and Friday, Bunn says is "Everybody's d?y." Prizes will be given in Horticulture, , Field crops, club and farm exhibits, canned food, fruits, vegetables and meats, cakes, cookits, candy and bread, house furnishings, flowers, arts, crafts, and antiques, and in miscel laneous, which includes soap, honey and eggs. Two bicycles are to be given in a drawing to be held on Wednesday and Saturday, according to Bunn. Public Hearing Called On Housing The Louisburg Town Council has given notice of a public hearing to be held on Octdber 10 to determine if a Housing Authority is needed here. The notice states that "a petition has been flled" with the City Clerk "by 25 residents . . . setting forth that there is a need for an Authority to function . . . here". * The hearing is set for Friday night, October 10th at 7:30 P.M. in the Louisburg Armory. The notice says that all residents and taxpayers and other interested persons will be given "full opportunity to be heard" on two questions: (1) Whether insanitary or unsafe inhabited dwelling accommodations exist in he City of Louisburg, and/or (2) Whether there is a lack of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations in the City of Louisburg available for all the inhabitants thereof. After the hearing, it will be left to the Council to determine whether or not such housing conditions exist and whether or not there Is a need for an Authority to function here. Averages Dip To Season Low Averages for the 245,475 pound* of tobacco sold on the Louisburg Market last Thursday dipped to a season low of $69.15, according to figures releas ed this week by William Boone, Sales Super viier. The average for the four day sales week also fell before previous weeks to a new low a( $71.20. The dip reflects a decrease in the quality of the offerings, according to ? ill Ml. Sales for the four days laat week, with dollars and daily avenge* an as follows: Monday. 241,865 pounds, $178,158.3*. $73.65 avenge; Tun day. 256,605 pounds, $183,776.30, $71.60 average; Wednesday, 238,128 pounds. $167,640.66, $70.39 avenge; and Thursday, 245,475 pounds, $169,757.63, $69.15 average. Sales for the season, consfcting of sixteen sales days, have reached 4,402,001 pounds for a total of $3,173,167.92 and a season ave^ of $72.00. Figures do not include Mon day's sales this week. The Federal-State Market News Ser vice said prices were fairly steady on the six markets still operating in the South Carolina and Border North Carolina Belt. On the Eastern Belt, about one-half of the pade averages were down main ly $1 to $2 per hundred pounds. Most others were unchanged. Top price was $98 per hundred for selected sheets of choice lemon leaf. The Eastern Belt offerings improv ed considerably Sales consisted of larger proportions of good and fair offerings. Volume was heavy. The Middle Belt losses amounted to chiefly $1 per hundred, with lead and smoking leaf bearing the brunt of the decline. Top prices was $84 for good orange leaf. Quality improved a vo lume was heavy. ?* ' Ti ? ? M Ag. Building Work Progresses Scene atom ?hows prograa to date on the $37,173.61 addition to t|M County Aefrultual, Build on M street here Workmen A own above are preparing the bulldinc'a roof. Contract* on the jprojact were.a?wd?<l ? .<Tal raontto <4o by th? Board of County Commiarionen and moat went to local contractor*. No completion data waa reports At a news conference held in the Bunn High School Cafeteria this afternoon, a new industrial plant location was announced. Walt Abercronibie. General Manager of Winston Industries of Addison. Alabama, stated that his firm plans to erect a 75,000 square foot plant to manufacture mobile homes. This facility will be located on 195 acres of land east of Bunr\ on NC 98 and is expected to be in ?operation rin' November. Current plans indicate that the plant will employ about 200 men. Three additional supply firms are expected to Ibcate on the property which will add to the employment figure. Winston Industries, a subsidiary of Electronics Capitol Corportation of New York, is one of the largest mobile honte manufacturers in the nation. The Bunn plant will supply dealers on the eastern seaboard from South Carolina to Delaware. Available labor and the strategic location of Bunn to their east coast market were sited as major reasons for this location. Winston Industries plans to install a ground water storage tank and to have their own septic unit. Applications for work at this plant are currently being accepted at the4i)dut|trial Development Commission office in Louisburg.' LT COL. EUGENE HARWELL Chief of St?(T Charlotte, N. C. COL. DAVID R. ELLSWORTH Wing Commander Charlotte, N. C. LT. COL. LARRY TI TTI.KIUN Local CAP Commander Louis burg, N. C. Group Safety Officer Louisburg, N. C. Speed Makes Donations, Issues statement CAP Holds Annual Breakfast Fly-In ? ? The Franklin Oounty unit of the Civil Air Patrol staged tti annual break - (ait Fly-In h?e Sunday. For the first time In several yean, tha weather cooperated. In paat efforts, frigid cold marred tha early morning portion of the event. Memben of the local unit were on hand to (net visiting flyera, some of whom were CAP members and some were private aviation enthusiast!. A large crowd attended tha event which lasted into tha afternoon with displays of small aircraft and CAP^jnembers explaining their functions and the workings of their equipment to vlal tors. In attendance Sunday were the North Carolina Wing Commander, Col. David R. Ellsworth and Chief of Staff, U. Col. Eugene Harwell, both of Charlotte. Lt. Col. Larry Tetterton, Franklin Unit Commander, waa In charge of the day's activtttea. Rep. James D. Speed was honored in afternoon ceremonies and waa pre sented a certificate of appreciation by the Wing Commander for Introducing a bill In the last General Aaeembly making contributions to the CAP tax deductible Speed pve the Franklin unit a check for $60 and a simile* check waa given to the Henderson CAP unit. Rep. Speed Isued a prepared state ment this morning concerning the gifts Referring ? the retroactive pay Increases voted members of the Oeri , era I Aaeembly In the waning days of the season, Speed said passage of the bill In his opinion waa "unfortunate" and "badly timed". ? Speed said he voted against the bill and that his "chief objection was that It was mad* retroactive". Pointing out that he "has consis tently voted acalnat member pay In creases." he Hid, "I do not feel I should keep the additional pay this time." He further explained that, "On the other hagB, returning the check would not reduce tax* for anyoae . ,Tc* thee* reaaons I have deckled not Mr ] noin iJsf return this check but instead to donate its proceeds to several worthy causes and several voluntary service organiza tions in our district". Spaed said that "At this time, the Rescue Squads, the Volunteer Fire Departments and Civil Air Patrol Units of Vance, Warren and Franklin Coun ties are receiving donations from this additional sum, and I know they will use it well. The retroactive pay increase hiked legislator's allowances from (20 per day (including Sundayi) to $25 par day. For the 145-day session, Mr. Speed and other members of the Gen eral Assembly received $845.00. Sena tor E. F. Griffin and Rep. John Church joined Rep. Speed In opposing the bill. Discusses Election Retorm The method of electing1 the Presi dent and Vice President and the cur rent reform proposals in Congress are discussed in this week's release from the office of Congressman L. H. Fountain. The Second District law maker explains some of the proposals debated In Congress and expresses some opinions on the matter. The full text of the Congressman's statement follows: "Who will elect the next President and Vice President of the United States? "Some people might tay the voters in each state,' but that would be technically wrong. Actually, unless the Constitution Is amended before 1972, the decision will still rest with the 538 members of the Electoral College, who themselves are elected by popular vote. That's the way we have elected Presidents since March, 1789, almost two centuries ago. But, many people now fed that reform In needed. Some press for sweeping reform, some want very little change. These feelings took substance re cently when the Houae of Representa tives debated, passed and sent to the Senate a Constitutional amendment which would provide for direct elec tion of the President. If passed by t ? Senate, then the amendment will go to the state legirfature for ratification. Two other proposals were debated - the district plan and the propor tional plan. I pi ef erred either of these ~'1 ?fcyhstfrea but both failed to pus. The traditional view of the Elec toral College system is that It ha* successfully withstood the teat of time; that it has produced only three "minority" Presidents since 1780; that it gives adequate representation to the smaller, more sparsely settled states; and. Importantly, that It halpa ensure stability in the country. Of course, the one man-one vote decision of the Supreme Court, to some extent, changed this picture. On the other hand, proponents of change say that the Electoral Colege system which we now have places too much emphasis on the densely-pop ulated and pivotal states with their minority bloc votes and preasure groups and exaggerates their impor tance. The proponents also point out that the winner-takes-al) of the elec toral vote in each state, even though ' the majority may be no mora than one slim vote. ? In the final analysis, upon the defeat of each of thoae plans which I thought were better for North Caro lina and because of the widespread support which the direct election plan - seems to have in our area, I voted to give the Senate a chance to work Its will on that and other plana. The American people seem to want reform but If we dont get It, let ma aaeure you that we will go on electing Presidents. I doubt that the method of electing Presidents is half aa important as who he Is and what the President does altar be gala 1st office. " ?f i 'in* winiMlfTimflO /tniioO lo bison

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