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The Warren record. (Warrenton, N.C.) 1917-current, March 17, 1967, Image 1

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Your Best Advertising Medium Ulh? HUarrrn iRmirfi Your Best Advertising Medium VOLUME 71 Subscription Price S3.00 A Year 10<? Per Copy WARRENTON, COUNTY OF WARREN, N. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 17. 1967 NUMBER 11 ? Spring, although not officially to be welcomed until next week, has put in several unofficial appearances dur ing recent weekends, prompting area residents to flock to lakeside in large numbers. Whether it be Kerr Lake, Butner Lake, Gaston Lake, or just a country pond, the sun and water have combined to paint a picture of the warmer days that lie ahead, (Photo by Howard Jones) Jenkins Asks For University Status At East Carolina College In Talk Here Eastern North Carolina needs an Independent Univer sity for its proper growth and development Dr. Leo Jenkins, president of East Carolina College at Greenville, told members of the Lions Club and the Woman's Club in a Joint meeting held at Colonial Lodge Friday night. Dr. Jenkins questioned the one university concept now In operation In the state and said that It remains to be proven that the Berkley system of California Is superior to the Independent university con cept of a large number of states. He said that compe tition In education Is just as Warrenton Girl Wins Reynolds Scholarship A Warrenton girl Is one of twelve outstanding high school senior girls who has won Kalherine Smith Reynolds scholarships at the University of North Carolina at Greens boro. She Is Beverly Jean John son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Johnson of Warren ton, and a student at John Gra ham High School. She Is pres ident of the BetaClub and chief marshal. She also Is president^ of the F. H. A., past president of the Baptist Youth' Fellow ship, and attended the Gover nor's School In 1965. The scholarship winners were announced this week by the Reynolds Scholarship Control Committee, which selected the winners from a group of 24 finalists recently interviewed at the UNC-G campus. The scholarships are valued at $1,200 annually, and are re newable for four years study. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation established the scholarships in memory of Kalherine Smith Reynolds, the wife at the founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The scholarship winners, in addition to M'ss Johnson, are: Susan O'Nell Stalls at BEVERLY JOHNSON Everetta, Paula Lee Lucka doo of Jacksonville, Judy Kay Leonard of Welcome, Jennifer Lee Jones of Wllkesboro, Maureen Jeanne Stockert of Winston - Salem, iris Anne Peters' . of Greensboro, Mary Linker Hoyle of Laurlnburg, Marie Elisabeth Mayfleld of Charlotte, Carolyn Ruth Mc Lean of Albemarle, Jane Al lison Cameron of Qaatonia, and Margaret Ruth Cleveland Of Ashevllle. essential as competition in other lines o f endeaver. Dr. Jenkins was introduced by Senator Julian Allsbrook of the 4th North Carolina Sen atorial District, of which both Warren County and Pitt Coun ty, where ECC is located, are a part. He has introduced a bill in the Senate to make ECC an independent university. In his Introduction he recited the growth of East Carolina Col lege In number of students and expansion of facilities, and praised Dr. Jenkins for his leadership. He pointed out that Dr. Jenkins would not tttrn down any qualified students and seemed always able to make room some way or an- I other for those capable of at taining and desiring an educa tion. Senator Allsbrook also had words of praise for form er Warren County Represen tative Wilton R. Drake. The program was in charge of Drake, program chairman, and was the annual educational program of the Lions Club. Before presenting Senator Allsbrook, Drake expressed his pleasure that the Woman's Club members were present i and after Dr. Jenkins' talk, | presented Mrs. Bob Butler, president of the Woman's Club who responded briefly. Eastern North Carolina is enjoying a renaissance, with increasing educational and in dustrial expansion and agri cultural growth in spite of a decreasing farm population, Dr. Jenkins said. But to con tinue this expansion it needs a good university for its cul tural and economic leader ship. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, he said, and if North Carolina is to properly develop, the East must receive its proper share of educational facilities. Dr. Jenkins also said that it is time for Eastern North Car olina to stop thinking on the DR. JENKINS county level and to begin to think on a regional level. He . "Said East Carolina College should be the focal point for this development. East Carolina College has the highest rate of utiliza tion of any college in the United States, Dr. Jenkins (See JENKINS, page 2) Association To Hold Dinner Meet Monday The annual dinner meeting of the Warrenton Merchants association will be held at the Colonial Lodge on Monday night, March 20, at 7 o'clock, A. C. Fair, president, an nounced yesterday. The dinner will be a dutch supper at $1.70 per plate and members are asked to make their reservations early with either Benny Powell or Ver non Whit more. Fair said the dinner meet ing would be featured by the election of officers, report* on activities of the Asso ciation during the past year, and a discussion of plans tor the new year. Grant Of $75,080 Announced An appropriation of $75, 080 has been made to Frank lin-Vance-Warren Opportun ity, Inc., under the Economic Opportunity program, if was announced this week from the office of Governor Dan Moore. The purpose of the grant is to finance a Neighborhood Youth Corps project for Franklin-Vance Warren Op portunity, Inc., Henderson. The project involves an in school program and a summer program with 75 enrollees in each program. To be served under the pro gram will be 150 enrollees from low-income families in Franklin, Vance and Warren Counties. The Rev. J. P. Mangum is chairman of the board of di rectors of the Franklin-Vance ? Warren Opportunity, inc., whose address is law Build ing, 116 YoungStreet, Hender son, N. c. Directors Of Cancer Society Meet At The Home Mrs. Harris The Board of Directors of the Warren County Chapter of the American Cancer Society met at the home of Mrs. Jack Harris on Wednesday of last week. R, B. Owens, field rep resentative, attended the meeting, where plans for the spring Cancer Crusade were discussed. It was announced that the Junior-, Woman's Club will hintue the Crusade for War renton during the month of April. Donations will be col lected for' the last week in April. It was also announced that C. P. Gaston, service chair man has applications for can cer victims who need assist ance with medical expenses. The following officers for the year were presented to the field representative: Mrs. Earl Haithcock, first vice president; Dr. Lloyd Harri son, second vice president; Mrs. L. B. Beddoe, treasur er; Mrs. Thomas Gaskill, re cording secretary; Mrs. Earl Maynard, Memorial chair man; Mrs. Jack Harris, War renton Crusade chairman. The next board meeting will be held on April 18 at 8 p. m. In the Agricultural Building. HONOR ROLL Jean Reavis, a senior ma joring in nursing at East Car olina College was on the Honor Roll in Psychiatric Nursing for the winter term. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Macon Reavis of Warrenton. Board Is Opposed To Proposed Amendment Man Is Being Held On Murder Charge A Warren County man, charged with the butcher knife murder of his brother, was ordered held without bail for his appearance at the May term of Superior Court last Friday when given a hearing in Recorder's Court. Thurman Russell, charged with murder, entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney John Kerr, Jr., but Judge Jul ius Banzet found probable cause and ordered that Russell be held without the privilege of bail. Three of five young boys from Massachusetts, charged with breaking and entering following their arrest in a Norlina service station early last Saturday morning, were also given a hearing. Judge Banzet sentenced Harold Wil son, Jr., Dennis Leroy and Russell E. Binson, Jr., to the roads for 60 days. The sen tences were suspended for two years upon payment of costs and each of the three defen dants were placet! on proba tion. The two other boys, un der 16 years of age, were tried in Juvenile Court. William A. Abbott pled guil ty to a charge of assault upon a female and was sentenced (See COURT, page 2) Credit Bureau To Be Discussed At Meet Here Warrenlon merchants and businessmen and other in terested persons in Warren County will meet at the War renton courthouse on Tues day, March 21, at 7:45 p. m. for the purpose of discussing the establishment of a Credit Bureau, J. E. Cheves announc ed yecterday. In making the announce ment, Cheves said that a credit bureau for Warrenton and Warren County has been a much discussed subject for the past few years. This sub ject, he said, has been like the weather?much has been said about it but little has been done. "The question now is do we want a credit bureau: There is no question of the need, and the answer is yes." Cheves explained that a credit bureau has many func tions ? the most important of these functions is keeping the score on our credit deal ings. "The sccre card is our credit record. This is a re cord of how we pay our bills." This Information is not only available to the business peo ple in the community but also to anyone in the free world who has authority to request it. A few of the national users of this service are oil companies, mail order houses, publishing houses, lending institutions, etc. Thirty merchants and pro fessional people have indicat ed a very strong interest in the establishment of a credit bureau and are ready to or ganize, Cheves said. This bureau is intended for all bus inessmen and professional men in the county, Cheves added, and requests that all who may' b$" interested attend the Tuesday night meeting. PTA Program Here The Norlina High School Glge Club, under the direc tion of the Rev. Bruce Pate, will present a musical pro gram at a meeting of the John Graham-Boyd-Macon PTA in the John Graham High School auditorium on Tuesday night, March 21, at 8 o'clock. TO BE CLOSED The Warren County Draft Board will be closed until March 28 due to the illness of Mrs. Thomas Ellington, Clerk, Graham Home, chair man, said yesterday. DONATE ASH TRAYS The Edna Earl Allen Mis sionary Circle of the Warren ton Baptist Church has donat ed ten ash trays to Warren General Hospital, S. L. Har ris, administrator, announced yesterday. Takes No Action On Water Study The Hoard of Town Com missioners are opposed to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would grant exemptions of $10,000 on residences owned by citi zens CO years of age and older. The board at its regular meeting Monday night offi cially went on record as being opposed to the proposed amendment after Town Clerk J. Ed Rooker had read a let ter from Ike F. Andrews, chairman of the House Com mittee on Constitutional Amendments, asking the com missioners views ontheques tion, and after Rooker had quoted figures showing the loss to the town that would be the result of the passage of the amendment. Rooker's figures revealed that 98 homeowners in VVar renton would be affected by the amendment. He said that this is 16 per cent of the 607 homeowners of the town. He said the cost to the town would be $4,835.80, which is approximately 10 per cent of the levy. Dean L. Hughes, engineer of Russell Axon and Asso ciates, appeared before the board reHdve So Including the Town of Warrenton in a water survey, which his firm is to make of Warren County. He said that the survey would be made at no cost to the town from federal funds supplied through the Farmers Home Administration. The board took no action. The commissioners enacted an ordinance which would re zone an area in the Connell Subdivision in North War renton adjacent to Peck Man ufacturing Company for busi ness purposes. No opposition had been expressed to the pro posed change after a notice of the request for the change had been duly advertised as required by law. In a continued study con cerning the erection of a stop light at the corner of Front and West Fanklin Street, the board instructed Clerk Rooker to ascertain the cost of a stoplight and its erection at this point. Meanwhile, the board enacted a no parking ordinance covering both sides of Franklin Street from Main to Front Streets. Members at the John Graham Wotfpack and Trotters mid get basketball teams are shown following play at the local gym on Saturday morning. Midget teams play at the gym each Saturday morning. Pictured, left to right, ares Front row?Tommy Rooker, Joe Allen Shear In, Mike Ayscue. Jerry" Thompson, Walter Hurst; Middle row-Glenn Eddie King, William Cox, Kenny Clayton, Philip F back row?Ronnie Reagan, Macon Roblnscm, Terry Carl Lynch,

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