Rocky Mount Telegram from Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 19, 1976 · 3
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Rocky Mount Telegram from Rocky Mount, North Carolina · 3

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Wednesday, May 19, 1976
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YOUTH REVIVAL The Macedonia Baptist Church, located at Taylor's Crossroads, will hold a youth revival Friday and Saturday nights at 8 o'clock and during the regular Sunday morning worship service. The crusade will feature the youth choir of Calvary Baptist Church, shown here, of Rocky Mount, under the direction of the Rev. Eugene Watklns, minister of music and education, and Rudolph W instead, youth choir director. Frank Newson of Calvary Baptist Church will be the Friday night youth evangelist The Rev. Ron Bower, pastor, invites the public to attend services. Area Students Get Meredith Degrees MEREDITH - Five students from Nash and Edgecombe Counties graduated with honors during Meredith College's 74th commencement exercises Sunday. Graduating magna, cum laude with a 3.6 academic average were, Margaret Burnett Taylor1 of Rocky Mount and Deborah Marie Vick of Tarboro. Graduating cum laude with a 3.2 academic average were Anita Parks Chadwick of Rocky Mount, Melanie Ann Roebuck of Rocky Mount and Rebecca'Sue Vick of Tarboro. ' Among the 275 students receiving degrees were the following from the Rocky Mount area: Edgecombe County . Lorraine Bennett Batchelor B. A., history, daughter of Mrs. Bennett Batchelor of Conetoe and W. E. Batchelor of Nashville. Elizabeth Ross Hicks B. A., home economics, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso Hicks, Jr. of Rocky Mount. Kathryn Bettra Lewis B. A., psychology, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray S. Lewis of Route 2, Rocky Mount. Reva Dale Parker B. A., art, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G.. Parker of 307 Cambridge Drive, Tarboro. Cynthia Anne Thurman B. S., business administration, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Thurman of 1325 Oakwood Drive, Rocky Mount.j Deborah Marie Vick B. A., " biology and chemistry, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. V. Vick of Tarboro. Rebecca Sue Vick B. A., sociology and home economics, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley Vick of 2705 Main St., Tarboro. Deborah Grace Wheeless B. A., home economics, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe F. SCL Receives Award For Safety Record Seaboard Coast Line Railroad i-has been awarded a silver medal for safety performance in the annual E.H. Harriman Memorial Awards for railroad safety. Only one other major railroad in the United States had a better safety record than SCL for 1975. In ceremonies held at the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.; David C. "Hastings, executive vice president of SCL,. accepted the award from Asaph H. Hall, Federal Railroad Administrator, and W. Averell Harriman, former ambassador-at-large and governor of New York and the son of the man after whom the awards are named. In accepting the award for SCL, Hastings said, "Safety is of primary importance on our railroad system. Our emphasis on safety is constant and this award illustrates the dedication of our employees toward making safety first both on and off the job." The E.H. Harriman Awards were founded in 1913 by the late Mrs. Mary W. Harriman in memory of her husband, a pioneer in the railroad industry. Her two sons, E. Roland Harriman, chairman of the American National Red Cross, and Averell Harriman have carried on the awards. The awrds recognize railroads in categories according to their respective man-hours worked. SCL is a member of the largest class of railroads with 20 million or more man-hours worked per year, and completes with all major railroads in the awards competition each year. Receives Degree WILMINGTON - Cash Battle Roberts of Rocky Mount was awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree Sunday at the 22nd . graduation program of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Roberts, a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High, is the son of Mr. and ' Mrs. Harvey C. Roberts, 200 Briarcliff Road. Dean's List AUSTIN, Tex. - Catherine Hoofnagle of Rocky Mount, N. C, has been included on the Dean's List for the fall semester at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Miss Hoofnagle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Hoofnagle of 1205 McDuffers Road, Rocky Mount. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must post a grade-point average of at least 3.20. The monetary unit of the African nation of Mauritania is theDuguiya. EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE HEAR JAMES MAY 16-23 pn A. llUllcKEITHEIi 7:30 P.M. SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 2616 SO. CHURCH ST. ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA LAWRENCE EVANS, PASTOR EVERYONE WELCOME NURSERY PROVIDED Wheeless of 1124 Eastern Ave., Rocky Mount. Nash County Anita Parks Chadwick B. S., mathematics and business administration, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Chadwick of 304 Englewood Drive, Rocky Mount. Janet Caroline Fish B. A., history, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Fish of 1718 Lafayetteircle, Rocky Mount. Mary Kathryn Morgan B. A., psychology, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Morgan of 3613 Hawthorne Road, Rocky Mount. Elizabeth Cutchin Neville-B. A., religion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Holland Neville of Whitakers. Elizabeth Perkins Parker B. A., history and French, daughter of J. L. Parker of 501 Glenn Avenue, Rocky Mount, j . Melanie Ann Roebuck B. A.,, religion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William V. Roebuck' of 304 Oakdale Road, Rocky Mount. Margaret Burnett Taylor B. S., mathematics and business administration, daughter of Mr. aniTMrs. Grover C. Taylor of bZ4 Glenn Avenue, Rocky Mount. " Susan Haywood White B. A., psychology, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. White, Jr. of 718 South Taylor Street, Rocky Mount. i Guardian Corp. Reports Increase In Net Earnings Guardian Corporation to (O.I.C.) today reported net earnings of 32 cents per share for the six months ended March 31, up from 29 cents a year ago. Net earnings were $152,660 on revenues of $5,798,220 compared to $139,180 and $4,867,857 last year. Pre-tax earnings were $298,660 for the period, versus $272,180 in 1975. Guardian's earnings for the second quarter were $97,902, or 20 cents per share, compared to $56,025, 12 cents per share, a year ago. Revenues rose to $3,027,552 from $2,531,185 in 1975, and pre-tax earnings from $56,025 to $97,902. The revenues and earnings reported for the six months and second quarter were operating records for the company. Leon A. Dunn, Jr., Guardian's president, said. the increase in earnings came mostly as a result of the company's health care operations, which have grown significantly in the past year, "we now have more beds open and facilities in operation than a year ago, and the occupancy of our facilities is .higher," he said. According to Dunn the company's land development division operated profitably, but he noted continued campground losses. "The sale of our campground interests is a high priority item. If we are successful in this endeavor, the impact on future earnings should be significant," said Dunn. During the six months period, 95 percent of the company's revenues were derived from its Guardian Care Division. Of the remaining five percent, 2.1 percent came from campground operations. Rocky Mount N.C. Telegram Wed., May 19, 19763 O'herron States Opposition To Additional Tobacco Tax RALEIGH - Ed O'Herron, Democratic candidate for Governor of North Carolina, says he strongly opposes any additional tax on tobacco. Speaking at a news conference, the Charlotte businessman said "It is time the governor's office spoke out for the tobacco industry, the state's most important crop product." O'Herron was also critical of "the attacks being made on tobacco from just about every side except the consumer." He said, "Secretary Butz and about half the federal agencies want to put the tobacco farmer out of business and, even in North Carolina, there are those who want to add to the burdens by raising the tobacco tax," he said. "I am not one of them." - O'Herron said that, if elected governor, he will see that the farmer's voice is heard clearly wherever decisions are made that affect his livelihood. "I am tired, too, of my liberal opponents talking about tax reform," O'Herron said. "The tax burden on North Carolinians is great enough and should not be increased by adding to the tobacco tax, the sales tax. income tax or any other b am opposed to any tax O'Herron said ( that agriculture today is a business and cited ways that he, as a businessman with more than 30 years experience, can help the farmers solve some of their problems. "I recognize the importance I Limited time only. l ' 1,1 r 111111 j ' ' AWfands. 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