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The Franklin times. (Louisburg, N.C.) 1870-current, October 07, 1969, Image 1

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The Franklin Times ... v Published Every Tuesday & Thursday Se rving All Of Franklin County Telephone Gy6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg. N. C.. Tuesday, October 7, 1969 (Eight Pages Today) 100th Year-Number Rescuers View Accident Scene Six Year Old Killed By Tree A six-year-old Bunn area Negro youth was crushed to death Saturday by a fallen dead tree while playing in the woods with two brothers. Thomas Earl Tabron, one of eight children Mrs. Mary Alice Tabron of Route 4, Louis burg, died instantly around 12 noon a short distance from his home. Authorities on the scene theorized that the youth had been attempting to crawl beneath the fallen tree that was propped on its stump and another nearby tree when the rotted tree broke crushing the youth underneath. It was assumed by Rescuers and Sheriff's officers that Gregory Tabron, 8, and McCray Tabron, 11. were walking on the dead tree when it cracked about halfway and fell on their brother. Efforts to revive the boy by the Louisburg Rescue Service were futile and Rescuers said they believed the youth died instantly. He was crushed across his chest. The boy'i mother said she thought they were watching television until one of the boys came home to report the accident. The accident occurred on land owned by Decimo Gay of Bunn. Board Retains Dog Warden On Secret Vote The Board of County Commission era, meeting here Monday in regular session, voted to retain the services of Tyree Lancaster as County Dog War den. The vote was 3>2 in a secret ballot. The minutes of the meeting show that the Board "thoroughly diicussed the situation of the Franklin County Dog Warden and after lengthy discus sions and and talking the situation over very carefully-Chairman (Brooks W.) Young called for a secret ballot on the above." Hie vote was recorded as "three yes and two no" and the minute* report "the yes won to keep the prawnt dog warden. The no's lo*t." County Accountant Kenneth Bras well, who acts at secretary to the Board would neither confirm nor deny today, report* that a motion was made by Commissioner E. M. Sykes to dis charge Lancaster. The report also said that Commissioner John W. House seconded the motion. The usually re liable source said that at this point. Commissioner Norwood Faulkner re quested Syke* to withdraw hi* motion to prevent putting the Chairman on the spot Sykes withdrew the motion, according to the report and the secret ballot was ordered by Commissioner Young. The implication, according to the lource, was that Commissioner Faulkner and Commissioner Robert Lee Burnette favored retention of Lan caster and that. a vote on the Syke* motion would have resulted in a tie with Young being caled on publicly to break the tie. The minute* make no reference to the motion and Brasweli acknowledged that such a motion had been rescinded. Lancaster was involved In an Inci dent at Centerville several weeks ago which lejl to charges of assault against him. He was found guilty in District Court last month and given a suspend ed sentence. He was charged with assaulting several young men who Lan caster claimed was disturbing the peace with their automobiles. The incidents and Lancaster's sub sequent conviction had led some rela tives of the boys involved to ?eek his ouster as a county employee. Friends of Lancaster appeared before the Board a few weeks ago and sought to have him retained. Former Board Chairman Richard H. Cash appeared in Lancaster's behalf Monday and asked his former asso ciates to retain him. In other actions, members of the County 4-H Clubs appeared before the Board to explain (he work being done by their clubs and told the Commis sioners there are 32 4-H Clubs in Franklin County with 600 members. Appearing were 4-H'ers Myra Harris. Ann Wheless and Jolly McKnlght. With the youngsters were Mrs. George Ful ler, Mrs. Bernice Harris and Mrs. Luth er Baldwin. County Demonstration Agents. The group served the Board and visitors of the meeting a cake and refresh menu. The Forest Fire Control Program received an additional $1630.10 from the county budget and the budget was ordered amended to show the addi tion. An increase of $1667.58 was ordered added to the budget of the Mental Health Program. These funds are to come from the University of North Carolina. Mrs. William T. De ment was named as secretary of the Mental Health Program replacing Mrs. Irene Scott, who is moving to Raleigh. Clerk of Court Ralph Knott swore the Jury Commission members to new terms. The Commission members are: L. C. Hasty, Napier Williamcon and J. W Perry. Jr. John Hodges.. chairman of the local Project Attainment to raise funds for Louis burg College ex pansion, appeared before the Board to explain the program. The Board authorized Superinten dent of Schools Warren Smith to employ an electrical inspector from Vance County In order to comply with state inspection Jaws. The Board killed the Franklin inspection last year. The Commissioners approved a re solution endorsing the local option one-cent sales tax to be voted on November 4. Zollieville Rest Home Enlarged Mrs. Beaufort Harris, Specialist on Aging, Franklin County Department of Social Services, reports that the ZoUlerille Rest Home here has expand ed its facilities to accommodate 51 patients. "Hie Home originally opened three, miles east of Louisburg on the Rlrer Road, in May, 1966, and was enlarged from 22 to 34 beds in Sep tember, 1967. The Home, owned and operated by Warren E. Manenbilrg. hu two large living irm, a large dining area and an Institutional type kitchen. Mra. Harris aayt a staff it on duty 24 hours a day and that the facility la licenaed by the State Department of Social Services. Mri. Harris reports that social work See HOME Page 6 * NAACP Airs Complaints In School Board Meeting The Education Committee of the Franklin County Chapter of the NAACP aired what one committee member termed "valid complaints" before the Board of Education here Monday night. The Committee, com posed of Rev. Earlie Brodie and Rev S. G. Dunston of Louisburg, Rev. J. P. MangTum of Franklinton, Rev. S. A. Manning of Route 4. Louisburg and James Smith, a law student at North Carolina Central University, made charges that the Board is not "repre senting all the people" and that it is "setting a trend to rule out Negro principals and teachers". Board attorney E. F. Yarborough termed the charges vague and asked the Committee members to name names and instances where the Board had failed to "hire the best qualified person without regard to race". Rev. Brodie opened the two-hour session by saying there "is a lack of communication" between the Negro and the Board. He hit at the fact that no PTA's are meeting in some schools. Board member Clint Fuller explained that PTA's. athletic boosters and other such organizations are not "subject to the Board's jurisdiction". Brodie ad rioted that he did not attend either of two open house events at the Louis burg Schools last year. Brodie sahL "We're looking at the principals of the schools in the coun ty" and added thM^at Edward Best High School there were no Negro teachers in the high school grades. Board member William Boone ex plained that the two Negro high school teachers hired for Edward Best reign ed shortly before school was to opehv and they were replaced with white teachers who made applications for the positions. Rev. Mangrum, saying that he was not as familiar with the county opera tions as he was with the Franklinton City Schools, remarked, "If this thing This Is National 4-H Week See 2 is true-and the Board ought to know if it is or not--we can see what the trend is. The trend is to rule7iut the Negro principals and teachers and if anybody is to go, it will probably, be the Negro teachers and this ought not to be". He took issue with the fact that the Board had employed a white principal at Bunn Elementary School. Yarborough explained that when the long time Negro principal resigned there two years ago. the Board hired a Negro principal from Vance County to take his place. When this principal resigned last year, the Board employed a highly qualified man already in the county system. Yarborough explained This Is National Newspaper Week See Pope 4 that 110 Negro applied for the position and that the Board hired the "best qualified applicant it had". Mangrum asserted that the Board should have advertised for a Negro to fill the position. At this point. Yar borough asked if the NAACP was advocating that the Board defy the federal court order and begin hiring teachers and principals on the basis of color. Mangrum said this was not what he meant. Fuller took issue with Mangrum on the use of the word "trend". He said it was unfair and that one principal exchange did not constitute any trend. Mangrum stood fast that it did Board Chairman Horace Baker ask ed Mangrum at one point if he. Man grum, meant to infer that he, Baker, did not represent all the people of the county. Mangrum said that was exact ly what he meant, adding that he thought "you are a good man but you do not represent the Negry". Board member Jones Winston told the Committee that in the Youngsville District, Negro teachers could come to him with any problems they might have and that he believed that they would. Mangrum said he believed the Youngsville situation was good. Local Girl To Head District FHA Patricia Freeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Freeman, Kdward Drive in Louisburg, was elected Satur day at the District F.H.A. Rally in Northern Nash School as the District President and State Recreation Leader, the highest office that can be held by an F.H.A. member in the twelve coun ties reprasenting this district for 1970-71. Patricia will be installed at the State Convention at the Dorton Arena. .April 4, 1970. She is a junior, honor student, at Louisburg High School and k presently the president of her F.H.A. Chapter. Others attendirtg the District Rally from Louisburg wer^. Linda Baldwin, Ellen Pernell, Julia Battle, Ernestine Mann, Janice Mitchell, Barbara Brodie, Princess Lynch, Carita Perry, Sharon Strickland, Mary .W. FreemanNand Mrs. L. D. Baldwin, Mrs. Mary B. Jones, and Mrs. Marjorie Leonard; from Bunn were Peggy O'Neal, Step hanie Phillips, Brenda Brewer and ad visor, Mrs. Li la T. Pearce There were over 1,200 girts, par ents, and advisors at the rally. Using the theme "F.H.A.'ers Venture into the the 70's", the new program of work, the three state projects, and convention reports from the national convention in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the State Leadership at Saint ? Andrews in Laurlnburg, was presented Mrs. Ann Collins of Wesleyan Col lege, Rocky Mount, delivered the key note address, using "Action for Ac complishment" the National Future Home makers of America Theme, as her topic. On hand to extend greetings were Mr. C. H. Fries, Superintendent of Nash County Schools, and Mr. Donald Johnson, Principal of Northern Nash High School. Mrs. Hazel Tripp, State Advisor, brought news from the State Department of Public Instruction. "The Lonely Drifters", a combo from Raleigh, entertained the girls while their advisors conducted a busi ness meeting. -Nlangruin also criticized the Board for not rehiring two Negro teachers. Supt. Warren Smith explained that one of the two resigned to accept a posi tion in Greensboro after she was mar ried and her husband lived in Greens boro] The other. Smith told the Com mittee. accepted a position in Gran ville County. James Smith said that teachers were fearful of talking their problems with the Board and Manning said the teach ers had "formally approached the NAACP because they could not come to the Board." Yarborough. at this point, again asked for names and specific instances saying that the Board wanted to know of any problems. No names were given. Mangrum stated, "I think it's funny. You have fought integration harder than any school board in the country. 1 know that you're going to do everything you can to carry out your plan as long as its legal But I am not discouraged. I am for integration and if it doesn't work in this genera tion, it will work in the next genera tion. I know integration has been a bitter pill for you". The Board, following the session with the NAACP Committee, approv ed the election of two teachers and two aides in the system, gave its OK to a host of fund raising projects in the various schools and awarded the audit ing contract to Lonnie II. Shuping for another year at a cost of $800. A greenhouse for Bunn High School was approved with a limit of $1500 set for its construction and the Superin tendent was authorized to have a survey made to ascertain what is need ed in way of rewiring some of the older school buildings. Five Teen-Age Girls Injured In Accident Five young girls were hospitalized here early Sunday morning following a single car accident on State Rural Koad 1116 near Youngsville Saturday night around 10 P.M. State Trooper D. "C Day identified the injured as De bofah Arlene Dorsey, 13, 99 WhiUker St., rr^nklinton', Alice Mae Privette, 13, Robte 1, Franklinton; Urenda Carol StallTngs, 15, Route 4, Louis burg, Jo AniN\V heeler, 14, and her sister, Marie C. ^Vheeler, 12, of 6 North Second St., Franklinton Two young men eac?ped injury in the accident. These were identified as Raymond David Kvaas. 18, iiftwtified by Trooper IJay as- the driver of the 1969 Chevrolet, and his brother Kddie Evans. 16, of 705 Fast Franklin Street, Franklinton. Day said the accident occurred on the old Frinklinton-Youngsville high way and that the car left the road, overturned and struck a utility pole. Day said the car skidded 360 feet before overturning and another 60 feet afterwards. He has charged Kvans with exceeding a safe speed. A woman and two small children were treated at Franklin Memorial Hospital following an accident on the Konald Tharrington Koad here around 5:30 P.M. Saturday. Day identified the driver of the 1969 Volkswagen as Bennette Gail Morris, w/f/19, and said the accident apparently occurred when one of two small children grabbed the steering wheel. The children were iden tified as Sandra Kay Burnette, 7, and Pamela Kaye Burnette, 6. The vehicle ran off the road and overturned. Trooper Day reported a two car collision at US-1 and 1-A intersection near Kranklinton Saturday. He report ed that a car driven by Earlie Hod well. ^/m/33, of Wake Korest failed to yield and was struck by a car driven by Allen Ray Moody, w/m/21, of Route 2, Henderson. Rodwell has been charg ed wjth failing to yield the right of way, according to Trooper Day. Sportswear Gives Scholarship Jerry CosU, second from right, Production Manager for the Sportswear Company, la ahown above praaentlng a Sportswear Scholarship valued at $200 to Superintendent of Schools Warren Smith In ceremonies at Loulaburg High School Monday. Others shown are Thomas Rlggan. left. School Principal, and Don Hartnesa, right, local Sportswear plant manager. The scholarship is to be preaented to the student at Loulaburg "who has attained the highest acholaatlc rating" and ? who Intends enrolling at an accredited Institution of higher learning." Photo by Clint Fuller

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