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Louisburg, N. C-, Thursday, August 24, 1967
(Twelve Pages Today)
'WHY WE FIGHT
PAGE 4 TODAY
98th Year-Number 54
Staff Photo by Clint FulUr
Area Gets Near 5 Inches
Of Rain Since Monday
Rain we have had. This Is said
just In case some might not have
looked outside In the past few days.
According to Loulsburg weatherman
G. O. Kennedy, the rainfall measures
4.08 Inches since Monday's r-eadlng.
A quick look out the dust-covered
windows reveals we are, at the mo
ment, getting more of the same.
The scene above depicts a minor
collision here Monday afternoon around
6 P.M. during a deluge of rain, at the
Intersection of Blckett Blvd. and the
Bunn Road. Three persons were
Injured, none believed seriously, In
the two-car smashup. Sylvester Bry
ant, a New York Negro, driver of the
car at right, has been charged, with
falling to yield the right of way, by
Loulsburg police. Two unidentified
women passengers were Injured. The
car, at left was driven by James H.
Gilliam, 29 year old Rt. 2 Loulsburg
"man, who was also Injured.
Kennedy reports reading thus far
this week as follows: Monday 7 A.M.
.39 Inches; Tuesday 7 A.M. 1.2 Inches;
Wednesday 7 A.M. 1.02 Inches; Thurs
day 7 A.M. 1.25 Inches and one hour
later, this morning .22 more Inches
for a total thus far of 4.08. Since
8 A.M. this morning an almost steady
downpour has been experienced here
and undoubtedly precipitation will reach
above 5 Inches by nightfall today.
Thus far there has been no reports
of flooding in the county area aod no
reports of water damage.
No White Students Involved
School Board To Assign
Negro Students Tonight
The Franklin County Board of Edu
cation will meet again tonight to con
tinue Its study of the federal court
order Issued last week which tore
down the system's freedom of choice
method of school desegregation.
The Board, taking first things first,
Is working to comply with the order
while attorneys prepare an appeal to
the Fourth Circuit In Richmond. Work,
thus far, has centered around finding
and assigning 282 Negro pupils to
predominantly white schools. Another
46 have already been assigned under
the freedom of choice system.
The completion of this portion of the
court order Is expected tonight. Each
of the five Boari members, represent
ing a particular district In the county
Is handling the problem In his respec
tive district, with the aid of school
principals and school office personnel.
Some areas will accomplish compliance
by drawing In certain bus routes while
some others are assigning pupils
nearest to the particular school.
Under the court order, no white
children are required to be assigned
to Negro schools. Rumors to this
effect have disturbed a number of
parents In the county resulting in
numerous phone calls to school of
Parents of Negro children to be
reassigned to predominantly white
schools will be Informed by letter
within the next few days. School
office personnel are already busy
readying the letters as fast as stu
dents are selected by the respective
Meanwhile, at least one mobile class
room has arrived on the Loulsburg
High School campus, with a possible
second unit to come. Two mobile
units are to be stationed at Bunn
School. Loulsburg and Bunn Schools
are to get the largest number of
transfer students under the court or
Teacher assignments will get prime
attention once the Board completes
the task of assigning the BBS Negro
students to schools. Some teacher
positions are expected to be filled
by late arrivals as principals are
searching for those willing to cross
racial lines. The court ordered that
at least two white teachers be as
signed to each Negro school and at
least two Negro teachers be assigned
to predominantly white schools.
Attorneys tor the Board are ex
pected to (lie within the week, a pe
tition (or a stay o( the order along
with notice o( appeal to the Fourth
Circuit Court. Chle( Attorney E. F.
Yarborough has said that the Board
will exhaust every legal avenue to
save the (reedom o( choice plan o (
assignment In the county system.
Meanwhile, the U. S. OHice o( Ed
ucation is requiring Frankllnton City
Schools to advertise (or transfer stu
dents (rom the all Negro B. F. Person
Albion School to attend Frankllnton
High School, predominantly white.
Old And New Mingle As
College Starts 181st Year
Time-honored traditions will mingle
with modern lnovatlons when students
arrive her Sunday to mark the 181st
opening of Loulsburg College. Fresh
men, ninety percent of whom have been
pre-reglstered will move onto the
college campus Sunday to begin another
year at the local Methodist Institution,
oldest Junior College In the country.
Classes will begin on Thursday, Aug
ust 31, after second-year students
arrive on Wednesday, August 30.
EARLY SEMESTER PLAN
The opening marks the beginning
of what Is popularly termed the Early
Semester Plan. For the first time
In Its history, Loulsburg College will
operate on this plan. The opening
date Is two weeks earlier than usual
and the first semester will be ended
on December 19. Students will not
be faced with a holiday followed by
exams this year. All exams and,
Indeed all work , will be completed
before the end comes on the 19th.
The second semester will start on
Dean John York said the new plan
has several advantages. He named
two. "First", he stated, "It elim
inates two weeks of classes followed
by exams after the Christmas holi
days and second, it gives the admin- ~
lstratlon time to take stock and effic
iently plan for the second semester."
The new system also moves Com
mencement date up to May 19, 1968
and will consist of five days of classes
Instead of the five and a half day
week as before. There will be no
Thanksgiving holiday. "Turkey will
be served here", says David Daniel,
College Director of Public Affairs.
York reports there will be two breaks
of semester vacations. The first
will come on October 25 and the se
cond will come on March 16. Each
will afford students and faculty two and
a half days plus a weekend in which
to rest in mid-term.
The five-day schedule, which elim
inates Saturday morning classes, will
have 50 minute classes on Monday,
Wednesday, and Fridays, and 75 min
ute classes on Tuesday and Thursday.
The days will be longer but the week
will be shorter, it was explained.
"This will give us a better balanced
schedule for both faculty and students,"
said Dr. Cecil W. Robblns, College
Daniel announced other unique Inno
vations. He said the formation of
the Inter-Club Council 0CC) was one.
This organisation is to be made up
of student leaders and will bring to
Union Seeks Election At
Louisburg Sportswear Plant
A hearing by an officer of the Na
tional Labor Relations Board was held
here Wednesday morning on a petition
by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers
of America seeking a vote ?o represent
workers at the Loulsburg Sportswear
Miss Clara Whiteside, hearing officer
from Winston-Salem, presided. She
stated the hearing was being held
because of a petition by the ACW ask
ing to represent production and main
tenance employees of the local plant.
Most of the proceedings were taken
up by questions aimed at determining
which plant employees are to be eli
gible to vote In the election, once one
Is ordered. Of employees discussed by
Sportswear attorney Richard Keenano<
Kullman and Lang, law firm of New
Orleans, La., and Miss Patricia Eames,
of New York representing the Union,
only four remained in contention as the
hearing ended shortly before noon.
The hearing was attended by plant
manager Sam Vlck and manufacturing
manager Jerry Costa, representing
Efforts to unionise the local plant,
which located here in 1962, have been
rumored for the past several weeks.
According to reports, the ACW re
presentative was sent here by request
of some employees of the plant. Thirty
signatures were needed to call the
bearing- which took place Wednesday.
There are approximately 200 em
ployees at Sportswear expected to be
eligible to vote If the NLRB rules that
a vote is to be held.
Pamphlets and leaflets have been
passed out to plant employees on
several occasions, according to re
ports. Company officials say they will
oppose any efforts to unionize the plant.
Local business and civic leaders have
also privately voiced opposition to un
ion efforts here.
A motion by Sportswear attorney to
have the petition dismissed is to be
taken under consideration, according to
Miss Whiteside, and the plant attorney
was granted a delay In order that he
could file a brief with the NLRB. He
was given until September 5 In which
to do so.
Miss Whiteside said the final deci
sion would be made by the Region 11
Director and would probably be forth
coming in one to two weeks after the
September 8 deadline for filing com
pany brief*. It is understood that a
sixty day period would be allowed before
an election. Reporters were led to be
lieve that it is already a certainty that
an election will be ordered.
It Is also understood that union re
presentatives will launch a vigorous
campaign prior to any elections. Many
citizens are voicing concern over the
situation recalling union and labor
troubles In neighboring Henderson a
few years ago. In that controversy,
homes were fired upon, rocks were
thrown and a number of workers were
thrown out of Jobs. The union finally
disbanded, with some leaders being
Jailed and a number o f workers left
without Jobs and union support.
the campus popular artists, some In
residence for as much as a week,
In a series dubbed "The Coffee- House
Series". Activities will also Include
foreign and domestic films and lecture
Dr. Robblns and Daniel explained,
"This is not to be compared with the
College Cultural Program headed by
Mr. Allen deHart which is for the
College and the public. ICC is for
the entertainment and social activities
of the students only".
York, with his fingers crossed, said
he felt that the pre-reglstratlon would
eliminate the mad rush usually ex
perienced on the first day. Students
and parents have visited the campus
this summer to attend to the things
usually left for the opening day arri
Begins Another Year
vals. York explained that students
living great distances away were not
required to pre-register.
"Thursday morning we want to be
in class In business", York commented.
Staff Photo by Clint FulUr
Other new additions, as announced
by Daniel Include Sophomore Seminars,
which was explained as being for a se
See COLLEGE Page 8
Beckham To Head Stickley Draft
William T. (Bill) Beckham of Louis
burg has been named Franklin County
Chairman of the Draft Stickley for
Governor Committee. Beckham, an
active Republican, Is Food Services
manager at Louisburg College.
William E. Cobb of Morganton, in
making the announcement, quoted Beck
ham as saying, "I know Jack Stickley
Franklinton Schools To
Operate Short Schedule
(Frk. B.W.) R. B. Gordon, superin
tendent of Franklinton City Schools,
announced Wednesday that Franklinton
High School and B. F. Person-Albion
School will operate on a short schedule
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time of each day's schedule was not
announced and parents are urged to
check with the school for further de
Teachers In the Frankllnton City
Schools will begin work on Monday
August 28. A teacher's meeting has
been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12
noon on August 28 In the Frankllnton
High School Auditorium.
Pupils will attend school from 8:20
a.m. ..to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday,
August 30, for orientation, placement,
registration, and organization. No lunch
will be served on Wednesday.
Bus drivers will meet with their
principals on Tuesday, August 29, at
10:45 a.m. at their respective school.
After the meeting, the bus drivers will
go to the Franklin County Garage to
get their buses. Drivers will be ex
pected to furnish their own transpor
tation to Loulsburg. Except for neces
sary changes, the bus routes will be
the same as they were the last week
of school last spring.
Supt. R. B. Gordon has released the
following personnel for the Franklln
ton City Schools: Mr. Wesley Jack
son, principal of Frankllnton High
School; Mr. O. W. Burrell, principal
of B. F. Person-Albion School; and
Mrs. Cornelia Gordon, Director of
ESEA, which is a new position.
Teachers are Mrs. 0. P. Alston,
Bettye Beamon, Mrs. Helen Benton,
Charles Blackwelder, Mrs. Elizabeth
Blount, Mrs. Cora Brodle, Miss P. A.
Brodle, G. J. Bussey, Mrs. Lucy M.
Bussey, Mrs. Sandra P. Butler, Mr.
Bollng, Mrs. Julia Carr, Mrs. Lucy
Cannady, Mrs. Rosemary Champion,
Miss N. B. Cheatham, Edward Chester,
Mrs. R. D. Collins, Mrs. LUlle M.
Mrs. Sarah Daniel, Richard Durwood
Edwards, J. E. Foster, Hiram Geudalla,
Willie C. Olbbs, Carl Grad, Mrs. Elea
nor R. Greene, Mrs. Lucy Green, Mrs.
Mary Long Green, Mrs. Barbara Har
ris, Mrs. Elsie Harris, James O.
Harris, Miss Mabel D. Hill, Mrs. B. M.
See FRANKLINTON Page 8
and I want him to run for Governor".
Beckham served as manager of Sla
ter Food Service here for two years
before moving away. He returned with
his wife and five children last June
to take over the operations at Louls
Stlckley,a Charlotte yarn broker, was
principal speaker here last Friday
night at the Beckham managed college
cafeteria. The occasion was Install
atlOll 01 nay irueue ui rraiiiuunuu
as District Governor of Lions. Stick
ley Is a past president of Lions Inter
He has been quoted as saying, last
week, that It would depend on finances,
whether or not he would be a candi
date for Governor in 1968. It had
also been widely reported that Con
gressman James Gardner of Rocky
Mount would seek the nomination. If
both men run, it will mean a Repub
lican primary, an unusual occurrence
In North Carolina.
Hew Colter TacuttK
Und Statl Members
New faculty and staff , members at
Loulsburg College were announced here
Wednesday by Dr. Cecil W. Bobbins,
College president. Newcomers listed
are: ? y
SIDNEY EARL STAFFORD?Dlrector
of Religious Activities and Instructor
In Bible; BA, University of Southern
Mississippi, BD Duke University Di
vinity School, married, one son, Meth
odist minister, resides 207 Ford Cir
PATRICIA GREEN PALMER? In
structor In Biology; BS Appalachian
State University, AA Gardner-Webb
Junior College, MAT Duke Universi
ty, wife of Mike Palmer, member
of English faculty, one son, Bap
tist, resides 106 South Elm Street.
ARNOLD LEE WRIGHT? Assist
ant Professor of English, AB UNC
Chapel Hill, MA UNC Chapel Hill,
completed residence requirements at
UNC Chapel Hill for Ph D, single,
Methodist, resides 410 Church St.
KENNETH WAYNE BURRIS? In
structor In Biology; AA Loulsburg
College, BS High Point College, MA
East Carolina University, married
former Peggy Whltt of Roxboro, for
mer student Loulsburg College, one
son, Methodist, taught at Mitchell Col
lege, Statesvllle (N.C.), resides fa
culty apartments on campus.
DONALD R. RICHARDSON? Associ
ate Librarian; AB Guilford Collet*,
MA George Peabody College, MS in
Science from Library School, UNC
Chapel Hill, member Church of the
Nazarene; single, taught English sev
eral years, on library staff of U. S.
Naval Academy for 3 1/2 years; re
sides Noble Street.
DR. JAMES L WARREN, JR.? Assist
ant Professor of Religion; AB Duke
University, Ph D University of Glas
cow, Scotland, pastor tit St. James
Methodist Church, Raleigh.
WALTER a JONES? Director of
Alumni Affairs; AA Loulsburg College,
completing AB at College of William
and Mary, married, one daughter, Bap
tist, resides 304 Ford Circle.
MISS CLARA BASS? House Counselor
for Wright Dormitory, from Black
Creek, N. C. AB Atlantic Christian
College, Methodist, public school
MRS. ILA PIERCE? House Counselor
of Main Dormitory, Baptist.
MRS. PEGGY SMITH of Loulsburg?
Secretary in the business office.
MRS. LENA PLACE of Loulsburg?
Secretary to the Director of Alumni
WILLIAM T. BECKHAM? Manager
Food Services (began JUnel), married,
five children, resides Frankllnton
Road. Previously managed Food Ser
vices for two years hare.
DR. RICHMOND P. BOND? Professor
in Residence. Kenan Professor ct Eng
lish and visiting lecturer.
On Leave: WILLIAM p. R06E?
member of biology faculty on leave
for graduate study at tte University