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flWf* ???* ? v''^ v f J .- ? ' VOLUME 73 Subscription: $3.00 A Year; $4.00 Out Of State, 10* Per Copy WARRENTON, COUNTY OF WARREN, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1969 NUMBER 42 Group Ot Seven Australian Men Visit Town Members of Australian group who visited War renton on Monday afternoon were, left to right; Peter Parrish, Frank Robinson, Bob Harper, Jim Boswoll, Roy Watson Be van Sommerlad and Ron Robinson Hal Connell points to a scene his ranch near Warrenton as Peter Parrish of Australia looks on Parrish is an Australian rancher who manages 24,000 acres. Mental Health Drive To Begin Here Tuesday The 1969 Mental Health Cam paign will begin in Warrenton on Tuesday Oct. 21, Mrs. W. E. Coleman, fund chairman, an nounced yesterday. Mrs. Coleman, In making the announcement, said that the fund Committee wants to let the public know that there are lit erally hundreds of thousands of people across this state who are counting on them for their help in raising fluids for the North Carolina Mental Health Association. "The quarter of a million children In the state," she said, "and the many In our county are all depending on you for help." Mrs. Coleman said that she wishes to thank the many volun teers who will make the can vass for funds and asks the pub lic to contribute as generously as possible when they make their calls. She listed canvass ers as Mrs. Clinton Capps, Mrs. G. C. Robinson, Mrs. T. E. Burton, Mrs. Walter Ben der, her helpers, Mrs. O. S. Davis, Mrs. Cooper Leonard, Mrs. Norfleet Claiborne, Mrs. Roy Pittman, Mrs. Ellis Flem ing, Mrs. Allen Kearney, Mrs. Clestian Kearney, Mrs. Ben C. Harris, Mrs. O. M. Greene, Mrs. W. A. Connell, in, Miss Dorothy Bolton, Mrs. J. O. Perry, Miss Sandra Stokes, Mrs. Eddie Hamm, Mrs. O. H. Yancey, Mrs. Edgerton Ride out. Also, Mrs. Margaret Slpes, Mrs. Delia Stegall, Mrs. Al fred Wright, ICta. Gladys Wemyss, Miss HelanOelbrldge, Mrs. M. C. Clary, Mrs. Joe Rlggan and helpers, Mrs. L, 0. Robinson, MrS. Milton Pullen, Mrs. W. L. Cox, Mrs. L. T. Wilson, Mrs. Creed Sat terwhite, Mrs. J. R. Gilbert, Mrf. H. E. Bobbitt, Mrs. Blanch Andrews, Mrs. L. B. Beddoe, Mrs. W. A. Benson, Mrs. Mat tie Hawkins, Miss Cynthia Halthcock, Mrs. T. R. Vaughan, Mrs. Mable Alston, Mrs. L. C. Davis, Miss Katherlne Blanken shlp, Miss Cathy Renn, Miss Patricia Odom, Mrs. L. B. Hen derson and Mrs. W. fc. Exum. "With people like we have here who are willing to give of their time to help where help Is needed our drive is going to be a great success, lam sure," Mrs. Coleman said. Land Bank Ass'n To Hold Open House The Federal Land Bank As sociation of Henderson will hold an Open House Dedication on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, In the new office building lo cated at 125 W. Belle Street. Ribbon Cutting ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p. m. and the Open House will follow until 6:00 p. m. Robert A. Darr, president of the Fed eral Land Bank of Columbia, and other Land Bank person nel will be on hand for the oc casion. The Henderson Association Is a part of the farm credit system which serves farmers and ranchers over the nation for all types of farm loans. Farmers from the counties of Warren, Vance, Franklin, Granville, Person, Durham and Orange are served by the ^Henderson Association. Mrs. R.O. Parrott and daugh ters of Goldsboro were weekend guests of Mr. Gld Macon. Registration Books Open For Election Registration of eligible vot ers for the Nov. 4 local sales tax election began Saturday. Under general supervision of the Warren County Board of Elections, registrars were at polling places in each of the county's 14 precincts to en roll those applying. They will be there again on Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 25. The local tax proposal will be voted on in all of the state's 100 counties. If approved, the one percent tax would be collected by the State Revenue Department along with the statewide three percent sales tax, and the money then re turned to the county and muni cipalities under a formula based on population and ad va lorem tax collections. Bazaar The Snow Hill Homemakers Club will sponsor a bazaar Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a m. to 5 p. m. at the Commun ity Center, located on Franklin Street in Warrenton, Mrs. George F. Walton, chairman, announced yesterday. Baked goods and articles for gifts and personal use will be on sale. A handmade silk quilt will be raffled as first prize and hand made pillows for the second. REELECTED JUDGE Charles Crockett, former resident of Warrenton and now a practicing attorney in Eliza bethtown, Tenn., has been re elected ctty Judge of Elizabeth town for a four-year term. His father and mother were both born and reared in Elizabeth town. Judge Crockett is the brother of Mrs. A. D. Harris of Warrenton. A group of seven m<?n from Australia were In Warrenton Monday afternoon and evening as guests of members of the Warrenton Rotary Club and were dinner guests of the club at the Warrenton Country Club on Monday night. The group, composed of six members of a team and a team leader, have been in North ^Carolina for the past month on a Rotary Study Exchange and will remain in the state for another month, visiting towns and cities and interesting plac es as each member studies how the business with which he Is connected In Australia is conducted in Ame' ica. Be fore coming to North Carolina the group spent a short while la California and Nevada. Coming here from Hender son, the group met at the office of H. W. Holt on Franklin Street from where they were taken to Carolina Sportswear Company for a tour of the plant. They were accompanied by Ro tarians Holt, Bill Delbrldge, L. H. Prlday and Jim Kerr. Following the tour of the were taken on individual tours, pursuing their Individual Inter ests, by Rotary members. Frank Robinson, team lead er, who is a car dealer in Australia, was taken on a tour of his plant by Will Fowler, owner of Fowler-Barham Ford, Inc. Peter Parish, a ranch man ager, was taken on a tour of Hal Connell's ranch by Selby Benton. Bob Harper, an electrical engineer, was shown the office of Carolina Power and Light Company and other faculties by local manager H. V. Mas senglll. Jim Boswell, a Baptist minis ter, was shown the Warrenton churches and introduced to Warrenton ministers by Jim Kerr. Be van Sommerlad, rural youth supervisor, was given a tour of the area by Bill Del bridge, and later joined Parish, Selby Benton and Hal Connell at the Connell Ranch. Ron Robinson, a newspaper editor, was brought to the of fice of The Warren Record by Hugh Holt and was shown over the offset plant and brief ly Interviewed. The company for which Robinson works Is print ing three papers by letter press In three offices, but will soon convert to offset and print all the papers In one plant. Robinson said his company, which also does commercial printing, would purchase a 16 page rotary offset press. His company employs 70 persons in newspaper and printing opera tions. All three of the papers are published three times a weak, for a total of nine papers print ed each week. Robinson is editor of the Glen Innes Examiner, New South WaQes, Australia. He Is atypi cal member of the group. Robinson, 33, was educated at St. Joseph's School, den to nes, and gained leaving cer tificate, Awarded Rotary citi zenship prize In 19SS for final year of school. Holds advanc ed diplomas In shorthand and typing. He spent some time with Australian Broadcasting Commission as news editor. Is keenly interested in com munity affairs and holds many positions in varied amount of organizations, including youth, church and clvii affairs. He has been a member of the Lions Club for nine years and pub licity chairman for eight years. His hobby is his 4-acre borne garden containing over 2,000 native and exotic trees and shrubs. He Is the father of two sons, Blithe 4 and Hamiah, six months. Following the tours Individual hosts took their guests to their tomes altar computing tows so they could freshen up and meet family and friends. At the dinner meeting, where President BUI Delbrldge pre sided, five members at the Former Alton public acboot bulldlnf which has bean laaaad from the Board of I ha Warranted Private School. Puplla formerly hooaad it the Wealey Memorial ] *>ch and tha Warrantee Baptlat Church apartment movad Mvtial daya i Committee To Make Annexation Study For Town Of Warrenton Warren Leads State In Percent 01 Negroes Only seven counties in North Carolina have Negro popula tion majorities, according to 1960 census figures, compiled by Wachovia Bank and Trust Company. Warren County, with 62.6 percent Negro, led the list, followed, In order, by Bertie, 59.3%; Hartford, 59%; Halifax, 54.2%; Gates, 54.1%; Edge combe, 51.8%; and Greene, 50.3%. During the 195 0-1960 period 88 of North Carolina's 100 counties showed a loss in pop ulatlon due to migration. War ren County led the list with 34.6%. Other counties show ing a population loss of 25% or more were Bertie, 28.4%; Bladen, 25%; Chowan, 27.2%; Columbus, 25.3%; Greene, 30.5%; Northampton, 25.6%; Scotland, 27.3%; and Swain, 33%. OAKLEYS RETURN Mr. and Mrs. Howard Oakley returned last week from a wedding trip to the Bahamas and Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Oakley were married on Sept. 27. She Is the former Mrs. J. T. Mltchlner. William Brauer Selected As 'Ruritan Of Year' William Brauer, livestock farmer of the Norlina area, was selected as Ruritan of the Year at the annual Ladles Night Dinner of the Norlina Ruritan Club on Tuesday night. James White presented Brauer a plaque for his con tributions to his club and his community. Brauer drives the activity bus for the Norlina High School, is a member and elder of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, a former treasurer of the Ruri tan Club and willingly served on /artous committees of tho club, is an active member of the Warren Farm Bureau and is a member of the Forestry Club. Leon Knight, president, pre sided over the meeting. The Invocation was given by Leon Pridgen. Tommy Frazier, toastmaster, recognized the four charter members present, Clyde Edwards, L. B. Hard age, W. J. Hecht and Alton Paschall. William Hicks, Bill Little and Bob Traylor were recognized as new members. Steve Daniel welcomed the guests and Mrs. L. O. Robert son, Jr., gave the response. John E. Piland of Raleigh, Introduced by Tommy Frazier, BRACER spoke on the conditions of the country. He said that to gain satisfaction and make progress one must continue to be up and doing. Weekend guests of Mrs. H. P. Reid and Mrs. T. P. Thompson were Col. and Mrs. George W. Franklin of Warner Robbin Air Force Base, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Lee of Boone. Winners of the Punt, Pass and Kick Contest held here on Saturday night who will represent the Warrenton area In the Zone Contest at Raleigh are, left to right: Eddie King, John Boyd Fleming, Jr., Everette Elam, William Ron Wilson, Gerald Reld, Timothy Jay Hawks. GROUP OF 18 TROPHY WINNERS ARE PICTURED Punt, Pass, Kick Winners Announced Boys eight through 13 /ears old from this area tasted their punting, passing and place kicking skills at John Graham High School Saturday night In Ford dealership competi tion of the local Punt, Pass and Kick program. The program, sponsored locally by Fowler - Barham Ford, toe., was under the direct ton or Brantley Overtoy r, who presorted tro 1* winners in tU The tap winner In la it Carter's Mil Oat, 18, beginning it l?i Nine-year-old winners ware Gerald Raid, first; Buddy Faulkner, and Tom Skinner. Ten-year-old winners were William Ron Wilson, first; Wil liam 8. Raid, Jr., and Earl Howard Maynard, Jr. i'^piton year - old winners ware EWrett Klam, first} Ro bert Lee Rivers, Jr., and Ron ald Rivers. Twelve - year-old winners rteaUafc: Jr., Flaming, Jr., and Eddie King. The six winners of the cone competition will advance to the district championship contest to be bald at City Stadium In Richmond, Va., October 85. District winners will compete la the area competition at Ken November *8, while the Wash fton Redskins battle the At lanta Falcons. ixflf '-W in pf.^? FU.. Apply For Funds For Pol icemen Mayor W. A, Miles was In structed by the Board of Town Commissiohers on Tuesday night to appoint a committee to make an annexation study relative to annexation of cer tain areas adjacent to the town. The motion to have the mayor appoint the committee was made by Commissioner Beverly White and seconded by Com missioner Aaron Allen. There were no opposing votes. The regular meeting of the board was delayed until Tues j day night when it was found thai [ certain conflicts existed. The town will make an ap plication for federal funds to assist the police department under the Law and Order Act. Preparation for the application for federal assistance through the Governor's Commission on Law and Order was ordered by the commission ers. The funds, to be applied on a matching basis, will not be available until the 1970-71 fiscal year. Town Manager J. Ed Rooker and Officer Grady Haynes attended a meeting of the Central Region Planning Commission In Rocky Mount Monday when the Governor's Commission on Law and Order was discussed. Letters were mailed to 175 persons who had failed to pay parking tickets since August 1 . and all but 35 of these have paid the cost of their viola tions. The commissioners or dered the Police Department to Issue warrants against the 35 who have failed to pay. The board ordered that the town publish in The Warren Record a six months state ment covering the operation of the town for the six months ending on Dec. 31 each year, and a 12-months annual state ment at the close of the fiscal year on June 30. The commissioners order ed that two parking spaces be reserved In front of the resi dence of J. Boyd Davis and one parking space and driveway en trance be reserved In front of the home of Leonard Daniel. The Police Department was in structed to tag all cars using these parking spaces with the exception of residents of the two homes. The commissioners also or dered that two parking spaces be reserved for members of the State Highway Patrol In front of the office of Magistrate c. V. Whltford In the Hendrick's Building on Front Street. Local Mm Wit Top Money In Car ftaca A modified Chevrolet built by Clayton Mitchell of Norllna and Jack Tant of Littleton took fir at place in the Langhorn 200 Race of Champions at Langhorn, Pa., Sunday, winning $9,4*0 tor the TIm car, driven by Boy Hen drlck <* Richmond, Va., aver ?Od lis miles par hour. Mitchell raw yesterday that . - 40 races sUc. ft two and a half years a T"?r. Laat year the car, ? NASCAR '< IP- "