North Carolina Newspapers

    Mobile Home Plant To Locate At Bunn
Franklinton Negro
Believed Killed By Train
Sheriff William T. Dement reported
this morning that a preliminary report
from the pathologist at Wake Me
morial Hospital indicates that Sinclair
Moses, 32-year-old Franklinton Negro,
whose body was found late Sunday,
was killed by a passing train. '
Dement said in a telephone conver
sation with hospital authorities he was
told that Moses died of a broken neck
and that the body contained multiple
cuts, and bruises. Dement said the
doctor expressed the opinion that the
man had been struck by a train and
that the cause of death was a broken
Hie body was found Sunday a
round 7 P.M. along the railroad tracks
a half mile east of the Burlington Mills
plant on NC-56. Herbert Sipith, a
relative of Moses, made the discovery.
Smith and four others had launched a
search for Moses who had been missing
since last Friday.
Those with Smith at the time were
identified by Chief Deputy David Bat
ten as Willie Johnson, Junes btis
Smith, Sameul Johnson and Eddie
, West. Batten said that Moses was last
seen Friday by a friend, Otis Morgan,
21, and that Morgan had left Moses
along the tracks while he went to a
nearby store. ?'-*
Several wounds were found on the
body and Sheriff Dement asked for an .
autopsy. He said today that he had
been unable to reach a Seaboard
Coastline engineer for questioning in
the matter. He added it would pro
bably be several days before he could
clos^the case.
This is the second case where a
body has been found in the Franklin
ton area under mysterious circum
stances in recent months. Last July 20,
two Negro men discovers*! the body of
a Franklinton Negro woman in the
Sour Mountain section of the county.
Percy _ Hawkins, 60-year-old Negro
auxiliary policeman was charged with
murder in that case.
County Fair Underway
The 56th Franklin County Fair is
underway here this week with grounds
opening Monday night. Fair manager
George T. (Jolly) Bunn announced
earlier that the David B. Endy shows
are to be featured at this year's edi
A large number of citizens visited
the fairgrounds on the River Road
here Monday night to take a first look
at tha host of exhibits and the midway
Used Again
According to a reliable report,
the Louisburg Rescue Service was
used Sunday as an ambulance ser
vice, an event not unusual with the
local public service minded group.
The local unit was on standby at
the Franklin Air Field where the
CAP was staging a Fly-in when It
was alerted to go to the scene of an
automobile accident near Flat Rock
Church, about eleven miles away.
The rescuers found an overturn
ed car and a man identified as
Aaron Thomas Goode, c/m suffer
ing from minor inuries The car ran
off State Rural unpaved road No.
1105. Goode was transported to
Franklin Memorial Hospital by the
Rescue unit. A passenger in the car,
identified as William Stewart,
c/m/19 was uninjured.
It was learned later that Goode
had been taken by private car first
to Youngsville where he could not
find a doctor and later to Wake
Forest When no physician was
available there, he was returned to
the scene of the accident and the
Loulsburg Rescue Service was call
Judging of farm exhibit* will be
held today as gates open at 5 P.M.
Wednesday and Saturday are aehool
days and ?ll school students will be
admitted free before the hour of 6
P.M. Gates open Wednesday at 4 P.M.
Thursday, Bunn says, all Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts will be admitted free if
they come in uniform and Friday,
Bunn says is "Everybody's d?y."
Prizes will be given in Horticulture,
, Field crops, club and farm exhibits,
canned food, fruits, vegetables and
meats, cakes, cookits, candy and
bread, house furnishings, flowers, arts,
crafts, and antiques, and in miscel
laneous, which includes soap, honey
and eggs.
Two bicycles are to be given in a
drawing to be held on Wednesday and
Saturday, according to Bunn.
Public Hearing
Called On
The Louisburg Town Council has
given notice of a public hearing to be
held on Octdber 10 to determine if a
Housing Authority is needed here.
The notice states that "a petition
has been flled" with the City Clerk
"by 25 residents . . . setting forth that
there is a need for an Authority to
function . . . here". *
The hearing is set for Friday night,
October 10th at 7:30 P.M. in the
Louisburg Armory. The notice says
that all residents and taxpayers and
other interested persons will be given
"full opportunity to be heard" on two
(1) Whether insanitary or unsafe
inhabited dwelling accommodations
exist in he City of Louisburg, and/or
(2) Whether there is a lack of safe
or sanitary dwelling accommodations
in the City of Louisburg available for
all the inhabitants thereof.
After the hearing, it will be left to
the Council to determine whether or
not such housing conditions exist and
whether or not there Is a need for an
Authority to function here.
Averages Dip To Season Low
Averages for the 245,475 pound* of
tobacco sold on the Louisburg Market
last Thursday dipped to a season low
of $69.15, according to figures releas
ed this week by William Boone, Sales
Super viier. The average for the four
day sales week also fell before previous
weeks to a new low a( $71.20. The dip
reflects a decrease in the quality of the
offerings, according to ? ill Ml.
Sales for the four days laat week,
with dollars and daily avenge* an as
follows: Monday. 241,865 pounds,
$178,158.3*. $73.65 avenge; Tun
day. 256,605 pounds, $183,776.30,
$71.60 average; Wednesday, 238,128
pounds. $167,640.66, $70.39 avenge;
and Thursday, 245,475 pounds,
$169,757.63, $69.15 average.
Sales for the season, consfcting of
sixteen sales days, have reached
4,402,001 pounds for a total of
$3,173,167.92 and a season ave^ of
$72.00. Figures do not include Mon
day's sales this week.
The Federal-State Market News Ser
vice said prices were fairly steady on
the six markets still operating in the
South Carolina and Border North
Carolina Belt.
On the Eastern Belt, about one-half
of the pade averages were down main
ly $1 to $2 per hundred pounds. Most
others were unchanged. Top price was
$98 per hundred for selected sheets of
choice lemon leaf.
The Eastern Belt offerings improv
ed considerably Sales consisted of
larger proportions of good and fair
offerings. Volume was heavy.
The Middle Belt losses amounted to
chiefly $1 per hundred, with lead and
smoking leaf bearing the brunt of the
decline. Top prices was $84 for good
orange leaf. Quality improved a vo
lume was heavy.
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Ag. Building Work Progresses
Scene atom ?hows prograa to date on the $37,173.61 addition to t|M County Aefrultual, Build on M street here
Workmen A own above are preparing the bulldinc'a roof. Contract* on the jprojact were.a?wd?<l ? .<Tal raontto <4o by th?
Board of County Commiarionen and moat went to local contractor*. No completion data waa reports
At a news conference held in the Bunn High School Cafeteria this
afternoon, a new industrial plant location was announced.
Walt Abercronibie. General Manager of Winston Industries of
Addison. Alabama, stated that his firm plans to erect a 75,000 square
foot plant to manufacture mobile homes. This facility will be located
on 195 acres of land east of Bunr\ on NC 98 and is expected to be in
?operation rin' November.
Current plans indicate that the plant will employ about 200 men.
Three additional supply firms are expected to Ibcate on the property
which will add to the employment figure.
Winston Industries, a subsidiary of Electronics Capitol Corportation
of New York, is one of the largest mobile honte manufacturers in the
nation. The Bunn plant will supply dealers on the eastern seaboard
from South Carolina to Delaware.
Available labor and the strategic location of Bunn to their east coast
market were sited as major reasons for this location.
Winston Industries plans to install a ground water storage tank and
to have their own septic unit.
Applications for work at this plant are currently being accepted at
the4i)dut|trial Development Commission office in Louisburg.'
Chief of St?(T
Charlotte, N. C.
Wing Commander
Charlotte, N. C.
Local CAP Commander
Louis burg, N. C.
Group Safety Officer
Louisburg, N. C.
Speed Makes Donations, Issues statement
CAP Holds Annual Breakfast Fly-In
? ?
The Franklin Oounty unit of the
Civil Air Patrol staged tti annual break -
(ait Fly-In h?e Sunday. For the first
time In several yean, tha weather
cooperated. In paat efforts, frigid cold
marred tha early morning portion of
the event.
Memben of the local unit were on
hand to (net visiting flyera, some of
whom were CAP members and some
were private aviation enthusiast!. A
large crowd attended tha event which
lasted into tha afternoon with displays
of small aircraft and CAP^jnembers
explaining their functions and the
workings of their equipment to vlal
In attendance Sunday were the
North Carolina Wing Commander, Col.
David R. Ellsworth and Chief of Staff,
U. Col. Eugene Harwell, both of
Charlotte. Lt. Col. Larry Tetterton,
Franklin Unit Commander, waa In
charge of the day's activtttea.
Rep. James D. Speed was honored
in afternoon ceremonies and waa pre
sented a certificate of appreciation by
the Wing Commander for Introducing
a bill In the last General Aaeembly
making contributions to the CAP tax
deductible Speed pve the Franklin
unit a check for $60 and a simile*
check waa given to the Henderson CAP
Rep. Speed Isued a prepared state
ment this morning concerning the
gifts Referring ? the retroactive pay
Increases voted members of the Oeri
, era I Aaeembly In the waning days of
the season, Speed said passage of the
bill In his opinion waa "unfortunate"
and "badly timed". ?
Speed said he voted against the bill
and that his "chief objection was that
It was mad* retroactive".
Pointing out that he "has consis
tently voted acalnat member pay In
creases." he Hid, "I do not feel I
should keep the additional pay this
He further explained that, "On the
other hagB, returning the check would
not reduce tax* for anyoae . ,Tc*
thee* reaaons I have deckled not Mr ]
noin iJsf
return this check but instead to donate
its proceeds to several worthy causes
and several voluntary service organiza
tions in our district".
Spaed said that "At this time, the
Rescue Squads, the Volunteer Fire
Departments and Civil Air Patrol Units
of Vance, Warren and Franklin Coun
ties are receiving donations from this
additional sum, and I know they will
use it well.
The retroactive pay increase hiked
legislator's allowances from (20 per
day (including Sundayi) to $25 par
day. For the 145-day session, Mr.
Speed and other members of the Gen
eral Assembly received $845.00. Sena
tor E. F. Griffin and Rep. John
Church joined Rep. Speed In opposing
the bill.
Discusses Election Retorm
The method of electing1 the Presi
dent and Vice President and the cur
rent reform proposals in Congress are
discussed in this week's release from
the office of Congressman L. H.
Fountain. The Second District law
maker explains some of the proposals
debated In Congress and expresses
some opinions on the matter.
The full text of the Congressman's
statement follows:
"Who will elect the next President
and Vice President of the United
"Some people might tay the voters
in each state,' but that would be
technically wrong. Actually, unless the
Constitution Is amended before 1972,
the decision will still rest with the 538
members of the Electoral College, who
themselves are elected by popular
That's the way we have elected
Presidents since March, 1789, almost
two centuries ago. But, many people
now fed that reform In needed. Some
press for sweeping reform, some want
very little change.
These feelings took substance re
cently when the Houae of Representa
tives debated, passed and sent to the
Senate a Constitutional amendment
which would provide for direct elec
tion of the President. If passed by t ?
Senate, then the amendment will go to
the state legirfature for ratification.
Two other proposals were debated
- the district plan and the propor
tional plan. I pi ef erred either of these
~'1 ?fcyhstfrea but both failed to pus.
The traditional view of the Elec
toral College system is that It ha*
successfully withstood the teat of
time; that it has produced only three
"minority" Presidents since 1780; that
it gives adequate representation to the
smaller, more sparsely settled states;
and. Importantly, that It halpa ensure
stability in the country. Of course, the
one man-one vote decision of the
Supreme Court, to some extent,
changed this picture.
On the other hand, proponents of
change say that the Electoral Colege
system which we now have places too
much emphasis on the densely-pop
ulated and pivotal states with their
minority bloc votes and preasure
groups and exaggerates their impor
tance. The proponents also point out
that the winner-takes-al) of the elec
toral vote in each state, even though
' the majority may be no mora than one
slim vote. ?
In the final analysis, upon the
defeat of each of thoae plans which I
thought were better for North Caro
lina and because of the widespread
support which the direct election plan
- seems to have in our area, I voted to
give the Senate a chance to work Its
will on that and other plana.
The American people seem to want
reform but If we dont get It, let ma
aaeure you that we will go on electing
Presidents. I doubt that the method of
electing Presidents is half aa important
as who he Is and what the President
does altar be gala 1st office. "
?f i 'in* winiMlfTimflO /tniioO lo bison

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