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The Franklin Times
Published Every Tuesday & Thursday ^ ^ \ Serving All df Franklin County
Telephone Gy6-3283 Ten Cents Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, November 13, 1969 (Fourteen Pages Today) 100th Year-Number 78
CLERK OF COURT RALPH KNOTT SHOWS PLANNING BOA ft D REPORT RELEASED THIS WEEK.
Adult Education Program Set
The adult citizens of Franklin
County are being offered the oppor
tunity to complete their high school
education through a program ' co
sponsored by the Franklin County
Board of Education and Nash Techni
cal Institute. This program, approved
by the State Board of Education, is
known as the Adult High School Dip
loma program. The purpose of this
cooperative program is to provide test
ing, guidance and instruction which
will enable the adult student to com
plete the requirements for and be
awarded an Adult High School Dip
loma by a local board of education.
Classes are held during the evening
hours, generally two nights per week.
An Organizational meeting will be
held at the Louisburg Elementary ~
School cafeteria Thursday night. No
vember 20, at 7:00 p.m. A representa
tive from Nash Technical Institute and
local school officials will explain the
program and register those interested
in enrolling. Classes are scheduled to
begin as soon as there is sufficient
This accelerated high school pro
gram includes instruction in English,
mathematics, science and social studies
through the use of programmed in
structional materials. Adults work in
dividually in these self-instructional
materials which are specifically design
ed for adults. This approach allows for
more individualized instruction, faster
progress in learning and a wider range
of subject matter.
Adult students are given placement
tests prior to their enrollment in the
program to determine the appropriate
grade level in which they should begin.
Upon successful completion of the
required course materials and a mini
mum of 150 hours of instruction, a
standardized achievement teat is given
to determine the eligibility for the
Adult High School Diploma.
Persons interested in learning more
about the opportunities in the Adult
Education Program should attend this
meeting Thursday night, November
20, at 7:00 p.m.
Frankli nton Christmas
Parade Set For Dec. 4th
The Franklinton Christinas Parade
will be held this year on Thursday
night, December 4, according to an
announcement today by E. L. Moore.
President. Franklinton Chamber of
Commerce. The popular Franklinton
event will be staged at 7 P.M. along
Moore requested persons interested
in entering a float or other entry to
contact the Chamber at P. 0. Box 326,
Franklinton. He said that decorated
bicycles and pets will be used in the
parade and asked those interested in
this section to call 494-2622 or
494-7353. Prizes will be awarded win
ners in the parade, Moore stated.
Judging of home decorations will
take place December 22 and prizes will
be awarded in this division, Moore
Judging of homes and parade en
tries will be done by members of the
Women's Club and the Garden Club,
according to the announcement.
District Court Docket
The following cases were disposed
of in District Court Monday, Novem
Charles Burnell Dodrill. w/m/44,
driving under influence. 5 months in
jail, suspended for 2 years on payment
of costs. $250.00 Tine; not be found
guilty of any crime involving alcohol
Eleven Franklinton residents, repre
senting various community groups,
completed a four-session workshop de
voted to learning methods and pro
cedures in identifying and seeking so
lutions to community conditions and
?problems which may contribute to
mental and emotional disturbances.
The theme df the workshop was "The
Appropriateness' of Preventive Activi
ties in Community Mental Health Pro
Dr. Wil Edgerton of the Franklin
County Family Counseling and Educa
tion Center served as discussion leader
with Mr. JTalmadge Edwards. Jr. and
Mrs. GeneWfcaton assisting with ma
terials and arrangements.
Taking part Irt the workshop were:
Mr. Raeford Bobbltt, Mr. Howard
Bowling, Mn. Rolllne Stone, Mrs
Leah Has kins. Mrs. Annie Laurie Ed
wards, Ml* Edith Jackson, Mrs. laleen
Mode. Mrs. Ruth Pearce, Rev. Earl
Richardson. Mrs. Betty Tlmberlake
and Mrs. Gene Weston.
for 2 years, surrender his operator's
license for 12 months.
William Glen Hockaday, n/in/30.
speeding. $15.00'fine and costs.
Ben Junior Crudup, c/m/18. injury
to personal property. 3 months in jail,
suspended for 1 year; defendant to
pay costs and $300.00 for use and
benefit of C. A. Hill, to be paid today
Within 30 days, defendant to pay
$46.41 for use and benefit of C. A
Hill and $25.00 fine and costs; not to
be found guilty of malicious damage
to personal property during sua
Michael Louis Batton, w/m/18,
speeding. Prayer for judgment con
tinued on payment of $16.00 fine and
John Kearney, n/m/31. driving un
der Influence (2nd offense). 5 months
in jail, suspended for 2 years on
payment of $200.00 fine and costs;
not to be found guilty of any crime
during suspension involving alcohol;
that he surrender his operator's license
and not operate a motor vehicle for 12
Robert Alexander, no operator's
license; improper registration; no in
Charles Raymond Cannady of
Route 1, Youngsville was convicted
Tuesday in Wake Superior Court in
Raleigh of larceny of a credit card
belonging to W. E. Ellington.
Judge James H. Pou Bailey sen
tenced Cannady to on* year in prison
but suspended the sentence and placed
Cannady on probation for two yean
on condition he pay court coata.
sura nee. 3 months in jail, suspended
for 12 months on payment of costs
and a fine of $100.00; not to be found
guilty of any of the offenses herein
charged during the period of sus
William Otho Frazter, w/m/41, driv
ing under influence. To surrender his
operator's license for 12 months and
not operate a motor vehicle for 12
months; to pay a fine of $100.00 and
J. T. Huff, w/m, public drunkeness
(2nd offense). Not less than 30 days
nor more than 6 months in custody of
Commr. of Corrections.
Owen Eaton, c/m/70, public drunk
eness (2nd offense). Not less than 30
days nor more than 6 months in
custody of Commr. of Corrections
Joe Green, assault. 10 days in jail,
suspended for 1 year on payment of
$15.00 fine and coats; not to be found
guilty of any crime involving assault
during suspension; that he not go on
the grounds of any public school of
Franklin County during school hours.
Robert Hardy, n/m/46, speeding;
fail to stop for blue light and siren; no
operator's license. (2 cases) 4 months
in jail, suspended for 1 year on pay
See COURT Page 4
C. W. Strother, County Tlx Super
visor, announced today that Mrs
Margaret Hardy has been named
Deputy Tax Collector for the Frank
llnton Township. Tax collections will
resume at the town office Thursday
and Friday afternoons from 1:30 to
5:30 and on Saturday thru November
from 9 to 5.
Planing Board Recommends
Water And Sewer Improvements
A comprehensive water and sewer
planning report, released this week
recommends facilities for garbage dis
posal in the rural areas of Franklin
County and eventual extension of
municipal water mains to serve rural
populations. The report, compiled by
the engineering firm of Peirson and
Whitman, was released in a 123-page
book by the Franklin County Planning
Board through Clerk of C?Mirt Ralph
Knott who serves as Administrative
Officer to the Board.
The study was financed by a
$12,000 federal grant and a $1,000
county appropriation. It was begun in
1966. Members of the Planning Board
are: W. R. Richards, Jr., Chairman;
Mrs. Dawn Dickens; Kenneth Fuller;
Lee F. McLemore; and Ronald Thar
The study recommends that four
land-fill type garbage disposal stations
be located in the county and that once
these are established the present
municipal dumps be covered with two
feet of earth and abandoned. ?
According to an accompanying
map. these disposal stations would be
located near the following places: (1)
Ingleside, (2) Stallings Crossroads, (3)
Five Points and (4) at the intersection
of State Rural Roads 1103 and 1114
about halfway between Franklinton
and YounpftMe. The report describes
in detail the type units needed and
expected construction and operational
costs. Capital investment In the four
'units is listed at $28,000.00 each with
an annual operating cost of
$19,200.00 for the four.
The study does not preclude private
citizens disposing of their own garbage
but does recommend that some regula
tions be put into effect to safeguard
the health of the county citizens. The
fflpoit states. "We recommend that a
countywide sewer system not be con
structed at this time We further re
commend that the Town of Bunn
construct a sewer system and sewage
treatment plant. We recommend that
individual septic tanks and nitrifica
tion field units continue to be used in
the rural part of the county."
In the matter of water, the report
recommends that the County Com
missioners "make a formal request to
the North Carolina Department of
Water and Air Resources for 10 mil
lion gallons per day of water to be
made available for Franklin County
and its municipalities in Grey Rock
Reservoir when it is constructed."
Grey Rock Dam is to be constructed
on the Tar River above Franklinton in
Granville County, according to the last
published map by Army Engineers on
the Tar River Basis project.
The report also recommends that
the Commissioners adopt "a county
wide utility policy which would en
courage a municipality to extend
water mains into the rural areas of the
county. Such a policy should provide
for extension of water mains into the
county upon petition of 51 percent of
either the property owners to be ser
ved or the front footage of the prop
erty to be served. Payment of the cost
of constructing the water main should
be made by the rural customers served
and based upon accessments of front
footage served and/or acreage fees.
The policy should be formed with the
advice and consent of all Town Boards
in the county. . .
Commenting on the recommenda
tions, the report says. "These recom
mendations follow the natural and
orderly development of Franklin
County which has taken place over the
past five years and these recommenda
tions should be considered an ex
tension of the growth which has al
In a companion 23-page report,
Knott says. "I sincerely believe that
the Franklin County Planning Board
can and will play a large role in the
improvement and growth of our
county in the years to come." He says
it will be necessary for the Planning
Board and the Board of County Com
missioners "to work closely together."
Knott made several recommenda
tions of his own in his report, most
dealing with the organization and
operational procedures of the Planning
Board itself. He suggested regular
monthly meetings and pointed out the
necessity of all members attending and
he said the Board should "take neces
sary steps to employ an -Administrative
Officer" who would keep the records.
He also called on the Board to prepare
and present an annual budget to the
He also suggested that the Board
look into the problem of housing in
the county and work closely with the
Industrial Development Commission.
Most important of the Knott re
commendations. however, appears to
be the suggestion that "In the next ten
years, there should be a plan formed
to connect the water lines between all
the towns in the county." Play
grounds. parks and recreational facili
ties were also suggested as an area to
be looked into by the Board.
Knott announced that copies of tht'
full report are available in his office
for those people interested in., the
Planning Board report. The supply is
limited, he said, but it is open to the
public for inspection in the Clerk's
At Warrenton Friday
Weldon In Playoffs
It's H-minus a few hours and counting for Louisburg's battling Bulldogs.
For the first time in the 12-year history of the local football program, the
Franklin Area Conference champs move into the State Class A playoffs
against Weldon Friday night The game will be played at John Graham High
School in Warrenton.
Tommy TuiUty sends his charges onto the field against the So. 2 rated team
in the state. Louisburg is 8-2 for the season; Wrhinn Is 9-1. Came time is 8
Complete details of the match-up may be found on page 6.
Telephone Company Begins
Improvements, Expansion Here
Improvement and expansion of the
Louisburg telephone exchange is now
Howard Pitts, local manager for
Carolina Telephone, said today that a
$61 .OOOprogram is in progress to ex
pand the company's central office
Included in the project will be
installation of equipment to provide
facilities to serve 525 new telephones
for subscribers in this area, will make
possible service to new subscribers,
and will permit better grades of service
to present subscribers.
Pitts said that the growth of Louis
burg in recent years has brought about
an increased demand for telephone
service. This demand has taxed the
capacity of present equipment.
Telephones in this area have in
Creased from 1,700 to more than
3,200 in the past ten years.
"The construction program here is
in keeping with Carolina Telephone's
continuing program to fulfill the tele
phone needs of the communities it
serves," he pointed out.
Pitts said, "The new improvement
and expansion program at Louisburg
was engineered to allow for telephone
growth in the future."
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A Good Sign
Workmen arc shown (bore meting a my promising sign here at the northern edge of the town limiU Wedneeday The sign
tells that work la about to get underway on the long delayed NC-39 project from Loulsbuig to Infleaide. The short section from
the town limits to the intersection of Main Street with Blckett Blvd. la slated for curb and gutter work along with raaurfacing.
NC-39 la scheduled for Improvements for a 4V4 mile-stretch initially and eventually to be improved to the Vance County line.