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    Noon Accident
Scene above shows accident on Wade Avenue here shortly before noon today. The car at left, driven by Miss Jane Waring
House, 16, of Rt. 3, Loutsburg pulled out from the Chip's Drive Inn into the path of the other car, driven by Larry Tippett, 22,
of Louisburg. Neither driver was injured, but damage to both cars was extensive. A trailer-tractor truck parked along side the
street apparently obstructed Miss House's view of the oncoming vehicle. Louisburg Police officer Lewis Evans investigated the
Telephone Gy6-3283 Ten Cents
Louisburg, N. C., Thursday, September 25, 1969
(Twelve Pages Today)
100th Year-Number 64
ASC Elections
Results Given
Results of the 1970 election of
community ASC committeemen for all
communities in the county were an
nounced today by E. G. Brewer, Chair
man, Franklin County Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation Com
The election was held by mail, and
ballots were counted publicly by the
ASC County Committee, September
19, 1969, at the ASCS Office in
Louisburg, N. C. beginning at 9:00
Following are the results of the
Community ASC Committee election:
Cedar Rock: Ashley Jenkins, Chair
man, 0. T. Fisher, Vice-chairman, R.
S. May, Member, Willie Conn, First
Alternate, G. D. Long, Second Alter
Cypress Creek: George Murray,
Chairman, Thomas Gay, Vice-chair
man, J. S. Collie, Member, A. C.
Stallings, First Alternate, Charles Bass.
Second Alternate. m
Dunn: Bennie B. Williams, Chair
man, Henry K. Baker, Vice-Chairman,
W. Harold Alford, Member, O'Deyne
Mullen, First Alternate, E. Reginald
Lewis, Second Alternate.
Franklinton: J. T. Wright, Jr.,
Chairman, Clifton Conyers, Vice
chairman, Harold Wheeler, Member,
Richard Wright, First Alternate, Carl
Kearney, Jr., Second Alternate.
Gold Mine: Bennie Ray Gupton,
Chairman, Bryant Wood, Vice -chair
See ASCS Page 4
New Taxes Wednesday -
Ready Or Not, Here They Come
The General Assembly, having tax
ed just about everything, including our
memorial and our patience, will get
another charge next Wednesday.
That'i when the second part of the
hononble't actions will surface. That's
when the contumer-and also the
voter- will begin to pay two cents
more on every pack of cigarettes and a
penny more on every soft drink, in
cluding the powdetpd kind you mix at
By Clint Fuller
Times Managing Editor
While it grieves us to do so, we (eel
compelled to recall in caie anyone hai
forgotten that on July 1, this year, the
same consumer-voter began paying
two cents more for each gallon of
gasoline; from 1.5 percent to 2 percent
on vehicles, boats, planes and trains.
Alao included in the pre-July
Fourth tax special were a 5 cent tax
on a 12-ounce container of beer (more
on larger quantities, naturally) and an
? additional 5 cents on "five ounces or a 1
fraction thereof' of booze.
Those little bites having healed,
here comes the bear again. On a carton
of cigarettes, already slightly over
$2.00 (for most brands) the two-cent
tax will add twenty cents-this is 10
percent taxation--to each carton. This
does not take into account the recent
increase tobacco manufactures added
in getting ready for the tax bite.
Soft drinks are in for a six-cent per
carton or 24-cent per case increase.
This is in addition to two increases in
recent months imposed by drink man
ufacturers. It seems everybody gets
into the act but the customer at the
supermarket. '
Simple arithmetic shows that a man
smoking two cartons of cigarettes a
week, will pay about $20 more a year
for them under the new tax. Or what
it amounts to is that he will have to
dole out the cash for five weeks
smokes without taking them home. A
family using a couple cartons of soft
drinks a week-most use more-will pay
about $6 more a year In taxes or do
without six weeks of soft drinks. A
one-tank a week gasoline user is al
ready paying for-but not getting three
See TAXES Page 4
Highway Commission Receives
Bids On Revised NC-39 Project
The State Highway Commission re
ceived bids toUling $13.4 million on
twenty road projects Tuesday. Among
them was a bid of $836,560.40 by
Burns and Spanglpr. Inc. of Shelby for
construction of 6.332 miles in Frank
lin County and a similar project in
The Franklin project is the im
provements to NC-39 from a pointi
near Ingleside to the Louisburg town
limits. The Vance project will reach
from the Henderson city limits to the
Vanco Mill Road or State Rural No.
The Commissipn is slated to review
the apparent low bids at its meeting on
October 2.
The Franklin project has had a long
difficult time. First promised in 1966
in a letter to this newspaper from
Governor Dan Moore and later reite
rated in a meeting here by J. B. Brame,
Fifth Division Commissioner, the pro
ject has been on and off ever since.
Following the statements by the
Governor and Mr. Brame In 1966, Mr.
Brame returned here in January. 1967
and added $400,000 to the $350,000
already reported to be tet aside for the
NC-39 work. This amount, it was said
at the time, would "hopefully" com
plete the project all the way to Epsom
and the Vance line.
Over $150,000 of the original allo
cation was spent in surveys, design and
a host of other necessities, it was
.explained by one highway official ina>
meeting here. Road crews were seen
frequently working along the route in
1967. In 1968 hearings were held on
the right-of-way and other aspects of
the project in Henderson and Louis
burg and bids were called for.
In December. 1968 the apparent
low bidder on the Franklin project was
$725,185 or in excess of the remaining
allocation of around $600,000. On
December 7, 1968 the project bids
were refused and the project was set
for another round of bids. The excess
bid also caused more mileage to be
knocked off the revised plan. Instead
of a project reaching from Epsom,
Franklin found itself with one reach
ing now only the slightly less than five
? Hodges To Head Local
Drive For College Funds
John H. Hodges, Louisburg in
sun net executive, today wit named
chairman of the Louisburg Franklin
County division in the Project Attain
ment fund railing program for Louis
burg College. The announcement was
made jointly by E. Hoover Taft, Jr.,
president of the board of trustees, and
Dr. Cecil W. Rob bins, Louisburg Col
lege president.
Mr. Hodges Is a native of Louisburg.
He attended Louisburg College, class
of '42, and served In the Army Air
Corps four years during World War II.
He is a member of the Louisburg
Methodist Church and Is currently
chairman of its administrative board.
He has been a trustee of Louisburg
College since 1961 and is a member of
its executive committee. He has been
in the general Insurance business in
Louisbuig (or eighteen years, and is a
member of the Lion's Club.
Mr. Hodges is married to the former
Nancy Burden of Aulander, N. C. The
couple are parents of two sons, Ray
age 14, and John age 17.
Mr. Hodges heads a group of 20
persons who will contact local business
and professional people during the
Project Attainment effort in Louisburg
and Franklin County. The campaign
goal is $1,950,000 of which the Louis
burg-Franklin County objective is
$150,000 payable over a three year
period. The group will become active
September 30 and conclude about
November 1.
Welch Grants Announced
Louisburg College hu announced
the redpienti of the Lin* and Robert
Welch Scholarships for the current
academic year. They are Michael L.
Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Barnett, of Raleigh Road, Route 4,
Henderson and Jennie L. Hunter,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward
Hunter of 303 Wilcox Street, Warren
Variable cloudiness and mild
through Friday with chance of show
ers. Low, near 60; high, pear 75.
The Welch Scholarship* are award
ed annually to outstanding students
who excel in English and mathematics.
Other qualifications include serious
ness of purpose, good personality, and
the possession of a general and wide
interest in college affairs.
Mr. James 0. Welch of Cambridge,
Mass.. established the scholarships sev
eral years ago in memory and honor of
his parents. Mrs. Robert Welch resides
in bouisburg.
miles to Ingleside.
Before bids could be called for on
this lesser job, the makeup of the
Highway Commission changed under
Governor Bob Scott and It was an
nounced by Highway Commissioner
Cliff Benson that the project would be
brought back to life.
As a result, ithe two ends of the
project were joined and one bid called
for. Benson has said he hopes to
advertise for bids on the missing por
tions ofjhe 20-mile stretch before the
two end projects are completed.
The apparent low bid this week on
both the Vance and Franklin project la
little more than $110,000 over the bid
For only the Franklin portion last
Coach T witty
Lions Club
Tommy Twitty, head football
eoacl>/at Louisburg High School, ad
dressed the Louisburg Lions Club her*
Tuesday night. Coach Twitty explain
ed the local athletic program Xo the
He stressed the Importance of the
practice of filming football games,
explaining that following each game,
players are able to view the film* and
observe their weaknesses and their
strengths. He told the club the film*
are extremely helpful to college scouts
who are looking for high school talent.
Commenting on the expense of the
football program, Twitty said It costs
around $100 to suit each boy properly
plus added expense for practice equip
Twitty presented the Lions with
this year's Louisburg football team
program and gave statistics and other
facts about each of his player* pic
tured in the booklet. He related indiv
idual stories about his players and old
of their improvements and what h*
expects of them.
He also explained the various for
mations used by his team and talked
about this week's opponent, the John
Graham High School team from War
renton. Twitty, himself is a former
football player at the Warrenton
school and he told the Lions that he is
hopeful of winning the game Friday
The Lions Club birthday calendar
sale project is now underway and
Warren Smith, club member in charge,
told the group that the project I*
expected to be completed by October
7. Ken Schubart was in charge of the
program and guests were George R.
Seidel and C. F. Seidel, both manage
ment personnel with Richel Furniture
Company here. Mrs. Gladys Bailey was
guest pianist for the meeting.
Electric service to all Carolina Pow
er & Light Company customer* in the
following areas will be interrupted for
30 minutes Sunday, September 28
1969 from 6 30 A.M. to 7:00 A.M.:X
Town of Youngs ville, community of
Po co moke. Flat Rock Church Com
munity, and Tarboro Road ana.
The announcement said, Carolina
Power & Light Company regrets this
inconvenience to Its customers, but
the interruption is necessary to make
certain changes in Its substation facil
Tragedy Averted
What might have b?n a real tragedy was narrowly averted Wednesday afternoon when a State Highway automobile struck ?
nrlvate school bus on US-401 seven miles north or Louisburg around 1:46 P.M. State Trooper James Byrd reported that the car.
Irtven by William t. Smith, w/m/17 of Rt. 1, Kittreil was meeting the Franklin Christian Academy school bus when the bus
topped to discharge some children. Smith jammed on his brakes, the car skidded into the front of the bus and overturned In a
lltch on the right Me of the highway. Dwight Wynne, w/m/17, Rt. 3, Louisburg, driver of the bus and some 16 children aboard
ran uninjured. Although the State vehicle was severely damaged, its driver apparently aleo eecaped Injury.
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