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Published Every Tuesday & Thursday ^ Serving All Of Franklin County
Telephone Gy6-3283 ' Ten Cents Louisburg. N. C? Tuesday, November 11, 1969 - (Ten Pages Today) - . 100th Year? Number 77
Veterans Day -A Day Of Remembrance
Area Jaycee Conclave Held
? ne Louisburg Jaycees were host
here Monday night to Jaycees from
the Wake Forest and Warren County
a rear, and State President Jim Ollis of
Laurinburg was the featured speaker.
Ollis, who has served In nearly
every Jaycee office before becoming
state head this year, spoke on the state
and national Jaycee organization. He is
a professor and coach at St. Andrews
James Chandler, Vice President,
Area A, Northeast, spoke giving a
history of the organization and ex
plaining the Spark and Spoke program.
Bill Hobbs, National Director, N. C.
Jaycees, spoke on the subject "How to
Ronald Thompson of Wendell, Vice
President, Area B, Northeast, Intro
duced the state president.
Robert Carter, Personnel Develop
ment Associates. Raleigh, N. C. talked
on the subject "Why One Needs To Be
Paul Brewer. President of the Louis
burg Junior Chamber, welcomed the
group to Louisburg. Those attending
from the Louisburg Club included Ivey
Bolton, Charles Davis, James Cham
pion, Douglas Anderson, Clint Ken
nedy, Billy Parrish, Conrad Sturges,
David Allen, Ralph Knott, Bill Jones,
Charlie Ford, Jr., and Furman Colbert.
Ollis is holder of the Spoke Award
seven times, the Key man Award twice,
and was a district winner in the Speak
Up for Jaycee contest in 1965. He has
been a member of the Jaycees since
1961. As a National Director in 1968
he was selected as one of the ten most
outstanding directors in the nation at
the Jaycee Convention in Phoenix,
Charlie Hobgood Is Morehead Candidate
A Louisburg High School senior has
been 'chosen as the county's candidate
for the Morehead Scholarship at the
University of North Carolina The se
lection of Charles Hamilton Hobgood
was announced this week by the com
mittee. He is the son of Judge and Mrs.
Hamilton H. Hobgood of Louis burg.
He was selected by the Franklin
County Morehead Scholarship Com
mittee from among those students
recommended by their schools. Judg
ing was held on scholastic ability and
extra-curricular attainments, evidence
of moral force of character and of
capacities to lead and to take an
interest in his schoolmates, and physi
cal vigor, as shown by participation In
competitive sports or in other ways.
He will now compete before the
District Committee and if successful at
that level will advance to the Central
Selection Committee for final compe
tition. If successful, he will receive a
scholarship of $2,000.00 for each of
his four yean at' the Unlvenrity of
North Carolina at Chapel HID.
Hobgood has been extremely active
in many areas of ichool life it Louis
burg High School. He is presently
sport* editor, business manager and
writer for School Daze, the school
newspaper, and is also a writer for the
He is a member of the Student
Council, serving last year as vice presi
dent. The popular senior has served
three years as president of his class and
one year as vice president. A marshal
for three years, he has been a member
of the Monogram and Beta Clubs for
He has been a member of Quill and
Scroll In both his junior and senior
years, a member of the band for four
years prior to entering high school. He
repreaented the Beta Club at its con
vention this year.
The youth has been an outstanding
athlete In all four years of high school,
playing football, baaeball, and basket
bad. He worked last summer as an
assistant counselor at a summer camp
A member of the Louisburg Methc
, dist Church, Hobgood has worked aa a
paper boy, (ports reporter for a daily
newipaper and hai played and assisted
in coaching little league baseball. He
enjoys swimming, tennis and golf.
On June 1, 1954. President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name
of Armistice Day to Veteran's Day. November ! 1, thereafter, was to be
a day on which Americans would honor veterans of all wars.
Today is Veteran's Day and across the land Americans are pausing to
remember those who served in all wars. Many will remember November
1 1, 1918, "when the "War to end all wars" ended. But because time has
taken its toll, more will remember May 7, 1945 and August 14. 1945.
Younger people will recall July 27, 1953. although one could hardly
call the Korean end an armistice.
It was May 2, 1945 that Berlin was surrendered to the Russians. Two
days later Germany surrendered but the unconditional surrender of all
the Axis forces came at 2:41 A.M. on May .7 at Rheims Allied
Headquarters. This was May 6, 8:41 P.M. here at home.
And here at home the observance was described as "quiet and
thoughtful". Much of the routine of local living went along its way as
usual. The new town council met for the first time following the May
elections and Dr. D. T. Smithwick presented a book on soldiers of all
wars to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board also decided to
close the courthouse Wednesday afternoons. Schools were setting
commencement exercises. Green Hill Country Club named committees
for the year and at the local movie house, Wallace Berry was starring in
"This Man's Navy".
Then the war in the Pacific was continuing. But on August 6, 1945
the United States dropped an atomic bomb oh Hiroshima. It killed
78,150 people, injured 37,425 and 13,083 were missing from a
population of 343,969. /
Three days later, the United States dropped another atomic bomb.
This time Nagasaki lost 73,884 killed out of a population of 252,630.
Five days later. Japan surrendered.
Although the formal signing of documents did not take place until
September 2. 1945 aboard the USS Missouri, the war-at long last-was
Here at home it was Tuesday night. "Bells rang, church, school and
others, whistles blew, horns sounded and even the fire alarm siren
became hoarse at its sounding the glad tidings. People filled the streets,
jubilant over the end of hostilities, singing and liurrahing-giving vent to
their feelings in this time of happiness and wishes for the many loved
ones to soon return home.
All businesses closed Wednesday and the day was "as quiet as a
Gas rationing was ending on that Tuesday and Congressman Harold
Cooley was speaking at Franklinton. The local Rotary Club was being
organized and an ad appeared praising the services of the ice man.
After every conflict there is joy over its ending. Such events imbed
memories in the minds of those living at the time and these memories
linger for a lifetime. Many are saddened on this Veteran's Day. While
they rejoiced at the end of the conflict, they lost a loved one and the
eonflict-for them-never ends. And the memories are sad and lingering.
On August 17, 1945 it was reported of the observance here: "All in
all it was a most glorious and delightful celebration and observance of
the World's Greatest Victory, one in which freedom of living and
religion was the guiding power-May it live forever."
All Conference Picks
The Louisburg Jaycees will launch
their annual toy drive here Thursday
night, November 13. Charles Davis, in
charge of publicity for the drive, said
the Jaycees will canvas an area in
cluding Main Street and all points west
inside the town limits beginning at 6
P.M. and ending at 9 P.M.
On Thursday, November 20, the
organization will cover an area east of
Main Street during the same hours.
Ivey Bolton, Chairman of this
year's drive, has asked that everyone
having toys to donate leave their porch
lights on and Bolton says the Jaycees
will stop by and pick them up during
the canvassing hours.
Citizens having toys may also leave
them at the Louisburg Fire station.
Davis said or call 496-5784 and a
Jaycee will pick thei^Jjp. Last year
the Jaycees served thirty needy
families in the area and Davis estimates
tl)at toys went to about 75 children.
The members of the organization re
pair the toys each year for distribution
at Christmas. Davis says the Jaycees
have been doing this for about eight
Paul Brewer is president of the
Jaycees this year and he along with ,
Bolton, Davis and Ralph Knott will
head the toy drive.
Generally fair today, becoming
cloudy and mild on Wednesday. Low,
36-40. High, 65-70.
CLIFTON D. MOSS
ASHE R JOHNSON
C&D Board Member Tours ,
County, Praises Industrial Efforts
Clifton D. Most, Enfield business
man and a member of the SUte Board
of Conservation and Development,
toured Franklia County Saturday and
had high praise for the county's in
dustrial development efforts. "Frank
lin County is on the move. I can see it
everywhere," Moss said.
Mo? was accompanied on his tour
of the county by Clinton Carlyle and
Clint Fuller of Louitburg, members of
the Franklin County Bob Scott Com
mittee, and Asher Johnson of Louis
burg. Following the tour Moss was
honored at a dinner staged by Bernard
Walters, member of the Scott Com
mittee, and Lonnie R. Shuping. The
affair was held at Gene Beddingfieid's
cabin near Bunn and was attended by
forty county leaders.
Moss was introduced to the group
by Kenneth Schubart, County Indus
trial Development Director. The En
field native said, "I love Franklin
County and you people have an advo
cate on the Board of Conservation and
Development. You are doing a fine job
here. Just keep going the way you
have gone lately and you will continue
Moss explained that he has done
business in Franklin for many yean
and has a host of friends here. He was
not familiar he said with the Fnnklln
ton section of the county prior to
Saturday, but he said he was very
much impressed with the people he
Moss was taken on a tour of the
new Riahel Furniture plant at Louis
burg by C. Frank Seidei and George
Scidel and the pair explained the
operation to him and hia three aaao
dates. C. Frank Seidei praised Schu
bart and Industrial Commission chair
man Allen tie Hart for the "splendid
cooperation" given the Pennsylvania
firm since deciding to locate here.
Seidel also praised the state C & D
people and invited Moss back after the
plant goes into operation within the
next few weeks.
At Franklinton the C4i 0 Board
member visited with people on the
streets and in several stores and at
Bunn he viewed the site preparation
for the new Winston Industries plant.
Fuller, acting as master of cere
monies at the dinner, told Mob,
"C D., you're good for us. We all like
to have someone come here and say
nice things about Franklin County and
we know we have a friend in you on
the C & D Board."
deHart also thanked the Enfield
Insurance man for hit interest in Frank
lin's development and praised Schu
bart for his efforts as Commission
director. State Senator E. F. Griffin
also thanked Moss and told him of the
growth of the county In past yean.
Griffin added, "Well be calling on
Rep. James 0. Speed told that Moss
was popular in his section of the
county and had many friends there
and expressed his appreciation for
Mo? having come to the county and
expressed such interest in its future.
Clerk of Court Ralph Knott added his
expressions of gratitude and told the
group of some of the work of the
Franklin Planning Board, a group,
Knott says, will be growing in Impor
tance in the coming months.
Moss was named M the Board of C
& D several months ago by Governor
Bob Scott. While here Moss visited W.
W. Thayer, an associate of Fred Taylor
of Troy who is also a member of the
Board. Moas thanked the group for the
honors saying, "Retnomber now, I'm
just plain Cliff Moss and I'm interested
in Franklin County and I'm going to
do everything I can to help you here."
College Gets Sears Grant
Grants totaling $1.5 million will be
distributed to privately supported col
leges and universities this week by The
Sears-Roebuck Foundation, W. H.
Heaaee, local representative of the
Foundation, said today.
More than 960 private, accredited
two- and four-ye'af colleges will be
receiving grants designated as unres
tricted from a $1 million fund estab
lished by the Foundation or will be
receiving funds especially designated
for book .acquisition through a new
$600,000 library assistance program
operating for the first time this year.
Colleges will be eligible to share in
only one of the two grant programs in
any one calendar year.
In North Carolina, colleges and
universities will receive grants totaling
$43,900. In the Raleigh tret, Shaw
University. Meredith College, St. Au
gustine's College. Peace College, St.
Mary's College, and Louisburg Cottage
will receive grants totaling $4,500, he
The unrestricted funds may be uaed
by schools at they deem necessary.
Funds through the college library
grant propam are designed to supple
ment the normal book acquisition
budgets of the participating institu
tions, Hesaae said.
In addition to ita grant programa, ?
the Sears Foundation will invest more
than 1700,000 during the current year
in varktus student financial aid and
other educational' programs