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VOLUME LXV NUMBER 34 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. JANUARY 1, 1970
i Around T own;
BY SAM MORRIS
The Christmas season has come once
again and we hope that it was the best
you ever had. We didn't receive
evfrything we wanted but then,we don't
expect to get everything. Two of my
close friends did surprise me this year.
The first was Talmadge Baker who gave
me 12 nice pecans in a large box,
wrapped in red paper and tied with a
bow. The other was fudge and cookies
from the teacher of the typing school
next door, Mrs. Alfred K. Leach.
Of course after thinking back over the
year just past, maybe it was Debbie that
made the cookies for me! Thanks to both
of you folks.
During the hustle and bustle here the
day before closing for Christmas we must
have had the Christmas spirit rather than
business on our minds because a couple
of errors were made that we hate,but we
take this way to correct them.
The ad for Caddell Grocery had the
name spelled 'Cadell'. We regret this
The other was in The Bank of Raeford
ad. The error was in the listing of the
staff employees at the bank. The correct
list'is as follows: Mrs. Clara Mewherter,
Mrs. Sarah M. Maxwell, Mrs. Joyce
Monroe, Mrs. Barbara Jones, Mrs. Peggy
W. Peterson, Mrs. Carrie Posey, Mrs. Mary
Ellen Smith, David Hayes, William C.
Jones, Ernest Bratcher and Mrs. Alice
We regret the error and feel sure all
these employees will continue at the
An article in Sunday's News and
Observer by Kitte Turmell written to
Teen ? Ager concerning dancing gave
suggestions from Dick Perkins of
Pasadena, Calif. Dick Perkins is a native
of Raeford and the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Clark of 115 East Prospect
He left Raeford a number of years ago
with his brother and they worked with a
number of combo bands. Since that t.me
Dick has taken to giving dancing lessons.
He now owns five "Dance Time Studios'
and has franchises on all Fred Astaires
Studios in California.
Before starting in the dance chain
studios Dick taught dancing classes at five
Congratulations to a Raeford native
that lias made good in California.
The candles on Main Street placed in
bags in the median were lit Christmas Eve
at 7 p.m. According to Talmadge Baker,
thejnan behind this project, they burned
until 2 a.m.
The project was a success from all
reports and should grow from year to
We think this is a wonderful way for
neighbors to spend Christmas Eve.
The New Year is just around the corner
as we write tltis column. The old year and
decade has had many problems, but it lias
also had many things that were good. So
try to remember what the 1960s did
good for you and compare it against the
bad. You may be surprised1
Nowjets all of us try to make the 70's
a better place to live for all mankind. We
will have problems, but work for the
good. Happy New Year!
BLOOD DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS - Mrs. Peggy Currie lends a helping hand Monday afternoon to the Bloodmobile. Local
volunteers assist the Red Cross and donors in the blood donation process. Citizens of Raeford and Hoke County donated 65 pints
of blood to the Piedmont Carolinas Bloodmobile Monday.
Superior Court Solicitor Doran J.
Berry Tuesday announced the
appointment of two full ? time assistant
Superior Court solicitors.
According to Berry, the appointment
Da'.iel Tliaddeus Perry III and Robert
Foster Page will greatly increase the
efficiency of the court syslein in
Cumberland and Hoke Counties. He
expects the two appointees to be helpful
in reducing the large number of old cases
on the Superior Couri docket in
Perry is a graduate of Terry Sanford
High School and tlie University of North
Carolina. He graduated from the
University of South Carolina Law School
He is the son of Mrs. Davis Laffite and
the late Mr. Perry of Fayetleville.
Perry is is a member of the North
Carolina Bar, the North Carolina Bar
Association, and the American Bar
He is currently a member of the legal.
staff of the Forsyth County Legal Aid
Society in Winston ? Salem. He will begin
his duties as assistant to Solicitor Berry
on January 15.
Page is also a graduate of Fayetteville's
Terry Sanford High School. He did lus
undergraduate work at Duke University
and finished Duke Law School this year
He is a member of the North Carolina
Bar and currently an associate of Tally,
Tally & Lewis. Page will begin his new
work on January 1, 1970.
He i the son of the Reverend and Mrs.
J w " c of Raleigh.
Angus M. McBryde
Stricken Monday ^
Angus Madison McBrydc, one of Hoke
County's oldest citizens, died early
Tuesday morning at the home of his son,
Wilson McBryde, in Dundarrach. He was
92 years old.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete
pending the arrival of Iris son, Alonzo
McBryde, from Princeton, NJ.
"Gus"McBryde was a native of Hoke
County, living most of his 92 years in the
Antioch Community. A retired farmer, he
liad been in good health until Easter of
tliis year. He was a member of the
Raeford Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by three sons, Wilson
McBryde of Raeford, Alonzo McBiyde of
Princeton, NJ.,and Duncan B. McBrydc
of Fayetteville; two daughters. Mrs.
Colvert Kinlaw and Mrs. Evelyn
McKeithan, both of Fayetteville; nine
grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Gets 65 Pints
The Piedmont Carolinas Bloodmobile
had anollier, in a succession of.
di. t puii ;ing days in Raeford Monday as
only 65 pints of blood were donated.
The 65 pints collected were three pints
below the number donated by the people
of Raeford and Hoke County last
September 24, when the Bloodmobile
made its last visit.
Clyde Upcliurch, Jr., chairman of the
Hoke County Red Cross, said lie was
"disappointed in the turnout." We were
completely staffed, with everything
The blood donation operation opened
at 11 a.m. in the basement of the Raeford
United Methodist Church. By 2 p.m., the
halfway point in the day, only 14 pints
had been donated.
Donations began to increase around 4
p.m. when employees of Burlington
Industries began to filter into the church
basement to give blood.
Upchurcli felt the poor turnout w?s
partially due to the Bloodmobile being in
Raeford on a Monday, and the day being
the first day many people returned to
work after the Christmas holidays.
According to Upchurch the 65 pints
will keep Hoke County going for the next
two months - if we're fortunate -- then
the County will be behind again when the
Bloodmobile coines back to Raeford next
Group To Discuss
New Water System
A 1968 Mustang Mac!; I was totally
destroyed Friday afternoon on N.C. 211
ten miles east of Raeford when the driver
could not hold a curve at a high rate of
Albert William Kasilevich of Red
Springs wrecked his car shortly after
noon when the car left the road and
overturned several times.
According to investigating patrolman,
Trooper Frank Davenport, Kasilevich was
driving at a high rate of speed, estimated
to be in excess of 90 miles per hour when
the single car accident occurred.
Kasilevich was not seriously injured
but another occupant of the vehicle,
James Bullard, was hospitalized with
lacerations of the head and an injured
The late model Ford owned by
Kasilevich was a total loss.
According to Trooper Davenport,
Kasilevich will be charged with careless
and reckless driving.
XEW TROOPER - Imw enforcement
forces in Hoke County were bolstered lust
week when Kenneth W. Weston was
assigned by the Sorth Carolina State
Highway Patrol to duties in Hoke
Weston is a recent graduate of?the
Stale Highway Patrol School in Clktpel
Hill. Hoke County is his first assignment
since his graduation on December 12. He
will replace Trooper E. U'. Coen who
recently resigned from the Highway
Patrol to work with the Safety Inspection
Division of the X.C. Department oj
The addition of new patrolmen
temporarily puts Jive state troopers in
Hoke Coiuity. That number will be
reduced to four shortly after the first oj
the year when Trooper M.R. Beaman
returns to duty in Cumberland Comity.
Beaman is permanently assigned to
Cumberland, but has been workthg in
Hoke County since Coen lejt Raejord.
Weston is originally from Jacksonville.
He attended Lenoir Community College
before joining the Highway Patrol. Along
with their young son. Trucy, Weston and .
his wtf 'e. Cecelia, will make their lu>me in
Raejord at ts20 I ast Donaldson Avenue.
Citizens living in the Hillcrest and
Scurlock communities of Hoke County
are urged to attend a meeting Tuesday
night, January 6, at the Hillcrest Fire
Department at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting has been called by a group
of interested persons to discuss the
formation of a central cooperative water
system for the area, similar to the water
system presently under construction in
Some of the Hoke residents from the
area spearlieading the investigation into a
water system are Smith Mclnnis, Earl
Conoly, Leon Patterson, Bobby Conoly
and Jimmy Morrisey.
According to Mclnnis, this group
would like all residents of the Hillcrest
and Scurlock areas to attend the meeting
at the Hillcrest Fire Department. Jake
Vinson of the Farm Home Administration
has been invited to be the featured
speaker. Vinson will talk about services of
the FHA, relative to a cooperative water
system project. He will discuss costs, aids,
and other details of a water system for
The FHA is presently assisting the
Northwest Water Supply, Inc. get its
cooperative water system constructed,
and has helped people in tlie Rockfish
Community in applying for a loan for a
system in Rockfish,
Mclnnis emphasized that this meeting
is the first step in the procedure for
building a water system. "We really need
everyone who is interested in a water
system for the community to be at the
meeting on January 6," he concluded.
Mars Quiet Holiday
A soldier from Fort Bragg was
hospitalized Christmas Day after being
shot in the back at a home several miles
r south of Raeford.
According to Sheriff Dave BariingUm.*^
Sgt. Freddie Williamson, a member of the
82nd Airborne Division, was shot in the
back by Stafford Junior Locklear at tlie
home of Locklear's wife, Mrs. Eva Mac
Locklear and his wife have been
separated and he has been living in
Williamson arrived at the home of Mrs.
Locklear on Christmas Day when her
husband was there from Baltimore to give
presents to the couple's tliree children.
Williamson entered the house followed by
Locklear. Shortly thereafter, Locklear
pulled a pistol on Williamson.
Williamson ran out of the house with
Locklear in pursuit. After firing the pistol
twice while on the run, Locklear
apparent!;, stopped, took aim and shot
Williamson in the back.
A companion of Williamson Sgt.
William L. Secley, put him into Itis car
and drove lum to Raeford. Williamson
was then put into an ambulance and
transported to Womaek Army Hospital at
Fort Bragg. There have been no reports
on liis condition.
Stafford Locklear is wanted by tlv
Hoke County Sheriffs Department for
assault with a deadly weapon with intent
k to kill, and by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation for interstate flight to avoid
End Of The 'Sizzline Sixties' In Review
"The old order changeth" and 1969
gives way to 19/0 and the "Sizzling
Sixties" yield to the new decade.
Tlicsc are some of the events that made
the news in Hoke County in tlie last six
months of 1969. The remainder of 1969
will be recapped next week.
The Hoke County United Fund
Campaign finally Itit tlie 90% completion
mark with a total of 520,709 of lite goal
of 523,075. United Fund Drive Chairman
Avery Connell doubts seriously the
campaign will reach the goal tltis year.
District Court Judge Joseph F.Dupree
continued to give stiff sentences to drunk
The annual Christmas Concert staged
by the Hoke High School Chorus and
Chorale was enjoyed by a large crowd
Thursday night. Tlie musical groups sang
songs of Christmas and other popular
Allen W. Wood, III was one of two
high sdtool seniors in North Carolina
selected to participate in tlie 1970 United
Stavg Senate Youth Program. Wood is a
nominee for a Morehead Scholarslup at
UNC.'in addition to many other school
sford's Christmas Parade lias more
SO units and aewral thousand Hoke
ly and Raeford reaidenU ignore very
clully weather to line the downtown
streets of Raeford to witness the
Sim "Tip" McLauchlin difd this week
of injures sustained in an automobile
accident with a tractor The accident on
N.C. 211, was the 13th fatality of the
year in Hoke County.
Hoke County received 553,145" for
construction of secondary roads in the
county from the office of District
Highway Commissioner W.B. Joyce in
Sanford. The funds were slated to be used
to grade, drain, and pave 1.64 miles of
roads and to grade and stabalize an
additional 13.30 miles.
The Hoke County Board of Education
received a report this week from a team
of outside consultants that showed tlie
local schools were doing a fine job of
educating the students of Hoke County.
In its regular first of tlie month
meeting, the Raeford City Council voted
overwlielmingly to instruct tlie Raeford
Police to strictly enforce parking
regulations on the streets in downtown
Raeford. Two hour parking regulations
had been on tlie books for many years,
but had not been enforced for several
Mrs. J ~A. Baucom, widow of Jesse
Baucom. was buried this week. sKrdied
at age 70, following a lingering illness.
The Hoke .County Board of
Commissioners mulled over details and
proWems concerning the aquisition of a
new bookmobile for the County Library.
A new bookmobile is expected to cost
the county almost SI0,000 after the
necessary custom work has been
In sports, the Bucks basketball team
opened their 1969-70 season with a 66-49
victory over Red Springs, State 2-A
Champions last season.
Gilbert Ray. civic leader in Roekfish
and Hoke County, died at his home,
apparently of a heart attack. A retired
Army major, Ray won the Silver Star
during World War 11, a fact known by lew
of his close friends.
The Raeford-Hoke Chamber of
Commerce announced plans for an
expanded Cluistmas Parade this year
Chamber Manager Harold Gillis and
President Younger Snead, Jr. stated the
parade would be tIse "biggest and best in
tlie liistory of Raeford."
United Fund is in serious trouble.
Prospects.are that the Fund will not meet
its budgeted goal of S23.0OO.
Sol Cherry, assistant Superior Court
solicitor, was namjtd this week by Gov.
Bob Scott as Public Defender for the
l^th Judicial District.- Cherry was the
First to be named to a defender's post in
Wayside and Stonewall Communities
of Hoke County Monday night won
awards for community development at
the Sandhills Area Development
Association Banquet held at Samarchand
Wade McDougald accepted the award
for second place in the Large Rural
Division on behalf of Wayside
Stonewail was judged the third place
winner in the Small Rural Division.
Five people weie injured Sunday
evening when two cars were involved in a
head-on collision on US 401, at its
intersection with North Main Street.
A late model car driven by Walter Holt,
of Raeford, turned into the path of a
vehicle operated by Jesse B. King.
Holt was charged with driving under
the influence. It was the fifth time lie had
been charged with the drink irig and
Members of the Girl Scout Troop 169
spent Saturday morning selling cakes and
cookies to raise money for the Hurricane
Camille Relief Fund.
The Hoke High Bucks played tlie
Sanford Yellow Jackets to a 6-6 to end
tlteir season with a 6-3-1 record.
In a very light vote, voters rejected the
?oposed One Cent Local Option Sales
ax by an overwhelming margin. Leu
than 11"' o! Hoke's 5445 registered
voters east ballots in the election.
The tax ivsue was passed in only 25 of
North Carolina's 100 counties.
0( TOBFR 30
The North Carolina Slate Highway
Commission this week released a new
prionty lisi for construction of highways
in North Carolina during the
admimstiation of Governor Bob Scott
Neighboring Cumberland County was
on the list lor nine projects costing an
estimated Sib 3 million. Bladen County,
the tluid membct of Commissioner
Cliarles Dawkins' District, shared one fo
the smaller projects with Cumbeiland lor
their only pait of the projected highway
Funeral services were held for Kenneth
Angus MacDonald Wednesday at the
Raeford Prcsbytcnan Church. MacDonald
died c1' a heart attack. H?. was 76.
He was the Superintendent of Hoke
County Schools almost a quarter of a
The 1970 f'nited Fund Campaign got
underway this week toward a goal of
more than S23.000. Campaign Cliairman
this year is local businessman Avery
Lerov Cothran, of Rt I. Red Springs
was sentenced to 22 months in lltc Hoke
County Jail for assaulting a Raeford
businesswoman with a deadly weapon.
Mrs. Lawrence Fields, owner and
operator of The Record Room, was
lound innocent on charges of assault with
a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Final rites for Mrs. Lucy Wilkes Smith
were held Friday afternoon at Bethel
Presbyterian Church ?
Mrs. Smith, who was well known in
Moke Count) and surrounding areas, was
a native of the Blue Springs Community,
having been born there in 1893.
She was a tireless worker for her
community and her church. Mrs. Smith
was a charter member of the Lumbee
River RLA and served that organization
as secretary for 26 years.
Wayside and Stonewall Communities
took top honors in their respective
categories for community development
Tuesday night at the Moke County
Community Development Banquet.
Community Development officers were
elected for the corrjing year Mrs. Walter
Paiks will serve as president and assisted
by Vice-President William McDonald.
Mrs. J. W. Mayes was elected treasurer
and Mrs. Edwin Newton will take care of
the duties of reporter.
Three men from Niagara were killed
instantly Monday night where they failed
to stop for a stop sign and were struck by
a tractor-trailer truck. The tragedy
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