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The Hole* County News- Establishod 1928 Tho Hoko County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXV NUMBER 35 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1970
BY SAM MORRIS
The holiday teaion has ended and
everyone ii back to the old grind again.
We all like to get off from work but at
the ume time if the holidays are too
long, most of us are ready to go back on
the job. Soipeone said Tuesday when the
weatherman wu predicting snow that it
would'mean staying off the job for a few
days and this would be bad. So most of
us get along better when we are working.
The advertisement this week by The
Bank of Raeford has a picture in it that
was brought into the office last week by
Robert Gatlin. The picture belonged to
Robert's father and he came across it
while cleaning a room at the Gatlin home
on Central Avenue. As most of the old
timers know Mr.. Gatlin was chairman of
the Board of Directors at the bank when
he died. Robert showed me a few things
in the picture and also talked about other
events that took place during early 1912.
We will try to put a few down in this
The man standing in the door of the
bank is John W. Moore, first cashier of
the bank. The only other person that has
been identified is the first gentleman to
Mr. Moore's left. He is Cockman the jailer
and town policeman.
If you will notice at the rear of the
bank the building now occupied by
Woods Furniture Store was not built at
this time. As the date at the top of the
bank building states it was built in 1911.
Robert commented that the courthouse
and old jail wu built at the ume time
and all the bricks are the ume. At the
right of the picture the other thre^ story
building is where Hoke Drug Co. is now
located. It housed the hotel during 1912.
The bank did not need all the space on
the first floor for many years. In the right
front of the building is the store of
Harvey and J A. Baucom. This business
later moved into the building now
occupied by Balk - Hensdale Co. after the
Baucoms moved out the space wu taken
over by the Post Office, when the Post
Office wu moved into the building next
_ .OtyHaU the bank took over the
In the rear of the building wu a barber
shop as is denoted by the barber pole.
Later three offices were taken over by Dr.
Geddie and then by Dr. RA. Matheson.
We can't find out who occupied the
second and third floors at this time.
The streets were not paved at this time.
Robert stated that the four cars in the
picture could have been all the autos in
Raeford in 1912. He assumes they were
assembled when it became known that a
photographer wu in town. The dog in the
picture was a common thing in most
times. Dogs would lay down in the street
and buggies, wagons and the few cars
would sometime have to dodge them.
Against the second window from the
1*ft on the second floor can be seen the
litre't light across the center of the road.
Wc don't know the makes of the cars
but would like for anyone that can
identify them to do so and we will
publish them. Also if anyone can identify
the other people in the picture come by
or write to the paper. Of course Robert
was at home in the crib when this picture
wu taken but his information has been
confirmed since he found the picture.
The bank in its ad states this wu "Our
first giant step" and it wu also the
beginning of a county and city.
We always try to itop rumors end ?et
thing! straight when anyone gives us an
item for this column. So whoever said
that Dick Neeley was selling timber
because Mrs. Louis Parker was in the
hospital is wrong. Neeley had the trees
removed because of wood worms. Now
this is straight from the Horse's mouth.
The ace reporter and my right hand
man here at the office, A. B. (Skip)
Dickson, became involved with the law
before Christmas. Usually we leave these
things to the court reporter but in this
case things don't seem to me to be on the
up and up. Here are the facts which you
can read and draw your own conclusion.
Policeman Jim West put a parking
ticket on Skip's car when he left it in a
two - hour parking zone over the required
time. Of course, all of us at the office had
to make some comment to Skip about
the ticket. He stated after a few ribbinp
that he would go to court with the ticket.
This it the right of any citizen.
A few days later while making a house
payment at (ha Raeford Savings and Loan
we could Hear voices coming from the
coffee break room of the association.
Gobif bock into the room there was Skip,
' ir, in parson. Also in ths crowd
Attorney, Palmer WiUcox and
icilsaen J- D. McMUBan,
t, Jr. and Franklin Teal.
, asked Skip if this was the way
his ticket fixed, ha smiled
' broke up.
the facta so everyone can
CONGRESSMAN SPEAKS - Seventh District Congressman Alton A. Lennon made his
annual visit to Raeford and Hoke County Tuesday to visit with his constituents. The
Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce arranged a dutch treat luncheon for the
Congressman. Lennon made a few remarks at the informal affair.
Council Works Hard
For E arly Adjournment
The Raeford City Council met Monday
night, in what will probably be its
shortest regular meeting of the year, and
went right to work so they would be
finiahed with City business in time to
view the television coverage of the
Gamecock - Tar Heel basketball game.
After approving the minutes of their
December meeting, the Council heard Mr.
Evan Minier from Moore ? Gardner
Aaaodates discuss pump design changes at
Raeford't Sewage Waste Treatment plant
that it presently under construction.
Minier told the Council that
construction on the plant was progressing.
according to schedule and would be in
operation some^Tme in February and final
completion around the first of May. He
alto indicated to the Council that the
construction of the plant would cost
some 527,000 less than originally
anticipated due to the elimination of
some unnecessary equipment.
He recommended to the Council that
they replace two of the plants four
pumps with variable speed pumps that
will save on operational costs of the plant
and wear apd tear on the pumping
system. The variable speed pump system
is anticipated to raise the cost of tlie
plant about 512,000.
The Council unanimously voted to
have Minier get quotations on the new
type of pump ana to report his findings.
The Council then turned its attention
to the purchase of a new loader
(bulldozer) for use at the City Dump.
Last month, the City received bids for a
new loader from the Craven Company of
Greensboro and the N.C. Equipment
Company of Raleigh. The two bids were
very close, with the Craven Company
submitting the lower bid by about 5250.
A motion by Councilman McMilliar,
and seconded by Councilman Clark, to
accept the Craven Company bid was
passed by a vote of 5 -0.
Two requests by the Planning Board
for zoning changes were discussed by the
Council. The Planning Board requested
that a lot on College Drive, owned by
J.W. McPhaul adjacnet to Maxwell's Esso
Station, be rezoned from Residential to
Commercial and that a funeral home be
allowed to operate in a residential area on
North Main Street Extention. The
Council voted to hold a public meeting to
determine the feelings of the people in
these two areas. The public hearing was
scheduled for Monday, January 26, at 7
p.m. at the City Hall.
The Council voted to have City
Manager John Caddy order the
codification of the ordinances of the City
of Raeford. Tire lowest ibid on the job
received by the City is S3200 from the
Municipal Code Corporation of
Tallahasee, Florida. .?
The Council voted to allow the Hoke
County Rescue Squad to borrow a unit
header and a radio mobile' uiut for use at
the Rescue Squad building. "T-ie
equipment is not being used by the City.
The North Carolina State Highway
Commission requested the City present
them with a proposal for furnishing water
to the new State Highway Commission
Maintenance Shop near the Burlington
plant. The Council voted to furnish the
labor for the water line extention if they
would provide the necessary equipment,
pay the tap on fee, and pay out of City
The Council then discussed existing
loadurg zones in two-hour parking zones.
The two - hour zones are just for loading
and unloading and are not for the private
Srking by a business firm. Town
anager Gaddy was instructed to discuss
the use of the zones with the businesses
that have requested them.
The Council having wound up its
business for the evening, adjourned to
watch the ballgame.
Review Of 1969
Coming Next Week
The second installment of the review
of 1969 will appear in next week's
edition of the News-Journal.
The review was omitted this week
because of space limitations in this week's
F. Knox Watson Files
For HouseSeat Monday
The 1970 political season got under
way Monday when the first candidate
threw his hat into the political arena and
announced his candidacy for a seat in the
North Carolina House of Representatives.
F. Knox Watson, a former member of
the Hoke County Board of
Commissioners, paid his filing fee
Monday morning to Hoke County Board
of Election Chairman John Scott Poole.
Watson will run in the Democratic
Primary this May for one of the seats
presently held by Neill L. McFadyen of
Raeford, Gus Speros of Maxton, R. L.
Campbell of Rowland and Roger Hall of
Watson served four terms on the Hoke
County Board of Commissioners between
1944 and 1952. Twioe he served as
Chairman of the Board. He has served as a
director of the State Association of
County Commissioners for six years, the
National Board of County Officials for
two years and the Board of Consultants.
Ha also served two terms as chairman of
the Hoke County Board of Health before
retiring from political office in 1952.
Watson has lived in Hoke County since
1917. He is married to the former Annie
Neal Barker of Lumberton. They have
two children and are members of the
Firit Presbyterian Church of Red Springs.
He is s Mason and put Master of the
Red Springs Lodge.
The fluna deadline for the May
election is 12:00 noon, March 20, 1970.
Trainable Class To Begin
F riday At McLauchlin
Finances Face Board
Mon. At First Meeting
Representatives of several
organizations appeared before theHoke
SSS?<5T5%the Bos"dI fi"'
Miss Mabel McDonald, Director of the
Department of Social Services in Moke
County, came before the Commissioners
'"form them of wrious budget
her' d "vt art be'"8 encountered by
Acoirding to Miss McDonald, the Hoke
Sl't hl? preuent s,tuation continues to
asSbu^T 8 Sh0r,a?e of fu"ds for public
523,000? Pr0grams totaUifl8 more than
., j?r i1"5 .fiscal year, Hoke Countv
budgeted a little more than S45 000 for
fbom n* ITS' Thil l'luie
?f the total PubUc assistance
fundi f* T1*" The "maining
Cowrnment. "* S"" Fe?">
McDonald said Tuesday that she
hated to have to inform the Board of the
WMMOMttry "WntM, bu, f,? j,
for^the 'expected'defidt' were* a^I 2^-??5*
mem* in ,h, loid ,?d
the payments since the budget was set
su'b "Th?? ?-? fcoX?
Mu, uJn"" ,T ?,d
Miss McDonald requested the
Comrruuioners aUow the Department of
Social Services to use S306 from other
HOgrams to the AT DC program so tliat
!!uL . Cjl " of January 1 could be
fully restored to their former level.
Committioners approved the
J: *?. Andrews, Chairman of the
??"d ?f Trustees of the Hoke County
V'nce Anderson, Director of the
ctE*? ^onal ^ry, and Mrs. Lee
m??Uhh th r8" *l the local bbrary,
met with the Commissioners to discuss
the pros and cons of Hoke Coirntv
ReSoTl8 r8f?li8ted with the SandhlK
Regional Library, which is presently
composed of Moore. Monfgomely
Richmond, and Anson Counties
Association with the 'Sandhills
Regional Library would increase the
","m.ber. of books and magazines
pubUc libraries, increase the work of
KnrilS, bbr8ri8nS m ,he !P?'
WOUld be exPected to turn
^ JZ regional library its County
fS?l.Grant? Plus s/o50 of local
oTffces iifk'?Pera,i0n ?f the re8JOnal
oilices. Hoke s participation would
qualify the Sandhills Regional Ubrary for
afoE 8rants from Sute of Nor,h
In return for the funds from Hoke the
regiona library would assume t?5
ckricS^tim thC r?fe,tional and
cencal staffs, the purchase, binding and
rs? ?f books, magazines^ Snd
film stnpa maintenance and operation of
ocal bookmobiles, telephone costs, and
the cost of bonds and audit. '
The Commissioners discussed the
pT^'T?r^took n? acti?n
Becaiae of the high cost of a new
bookmobile for the local Ubrary and tta
52^050 cost to join the Sandhills Regional
Library ,t ? ?ot expected
:rrntr' ,Upport thc proposal
to join the regional set up.
Jim Fout, Director of the Sandhills
Community Action Program and forme?
Manager of the Raeford - Hoke Chamber
of Commerce, appeared before the Board
H&S&S" Pro?ram for 1970 in
aM i lh? member counties,
abound ?. 10 F?Uts SCAP wm bavr
T? Pr08^,m, "i Hoke this
ir SCA?'iifcaed the Ability
develonnvfn. Ubbahing " manpower
development program in this county At
belongs to SECAP, but
h^ ,.aje ,ha,f,he Prcie"> "tup may
cbMge in the next few months. y
The next visitor to meet before the
Commissioners wu Aigie Burns Vickery
Puppy Creek Sets
The Puppy Creek Volunteer Fire
Department and Community
Development C'ub am having a covered
7 n m .P,PfL r rl<Uy rU*,U' J,nuary 8. at
' p.m. at the fire station.
AU members are invited to attend.
of Atlanta, Georgia. Vickery discussed
recent legislative changes in the laws,
concerning public housing. Much of the
"red tape" involved in a public housing
programs was eliminated by the Congress
The Commissioners vote unanimously
to raise the hourly pay of the surplus
food employees in Hoke County. The
workers will* get a rime of 25 cents per
hour. Most of the employees are
presently being paid SI .25 per hour.
The Board approved the purchase for a
3M Copier for use in the Register of
Deeds office. The present copier is
completely worn out, according to T. B.
See COMMISSIONERS, Page 11
Holds W ater
A meeting to discuss the possibility of
forming a corporation for a water system
for the Scurlock-Hillcrest area of Hoke
County was well attended by area
Smith Mclnnis presided over the
Tuesday night meeting at the Hillcrest
Fire Department of 30 to 35 citizens
from the Hillcrest and Scurlock
Communities. After giving the audience
an idea of what he had in mind by calling
for the meeting and confessing that his
knowledge about getting a water system
was Limited, Mclnnis introduced Jake
Vincent, Director of the Farmers Home
Vincent began his informal discussion
by telling the people the FHA was not
out trying to drum up business, but that
his office would be pleased to provide
any possible assistance to the people, if
they decided to attempt to secure a water
system in the area.
Speaking in general terms, Vincent
explained to the crowd tliat it was
impossible to give them specific costs of a
water system without knowing the length
of the proposed system, the number of
water users, and many other details.
Vincent gave the people a general idea
of how to get started on the project and
refering to the experiences of the people
in Hoke County who have water system
projects he gave the group an idea of
what they could expect.
After a question and answer session,
the people decided to set up a temporary
steering committee to, investigate the
water system further. Smith Mclnnis was
elected Chairman. Jimmy Morrisey and
D.B. McFadycn were voted in as
The steering committee will survey
those area homeowners who did not
attend the meeting to determine their
attitudes about the water system project
and check other details and report back
the entire orrnin at a later Hate
l"l^dtdn,cSe"d ?*,!*? ?m?n>
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*3d DTb'e?eS,l!?01 Su^n??den,
he remainder of thii ?rh~J 8 " ,or
UcLauchlin School SJhV" V ,hc
Phillips as the teacher Ah ?' ^-arry
he class a ,n!nt ?banc,lll'
Association. fj,c state w iiChjldre"s
:quipment for the class* ? SUpplies and
ight to 15. P P range in a6e from
? "b, ?f II,e class.
d,s. Phin"' i,b> 'M"-. r"i?l? Sassoms.
-ounty High Srh 8 . ua,c ?f Hoke
Louisburg College fir ? and a,te"<fcd
3,een cerUf^ ^Zrc? S^ ,as
*>"h Carolina rw , dass bV "?
""ruction. Mrs Sesfomi'h'" Public
??"lege work. She w0rked ".,1C yCar of
,b "'J T"?b".v "? firs,
?ch I be cWwVnraK70\XU'ibe'?
hemselves, basically how torj?'* ?I
;lothe themselves. As the eh
^ogress she h,^t children
^mtoVe^duid writcVentUa,1> !? leach
tokf'Co'SX Hr,ndnx' P?"<1?1 of the
ange process but af.? ? 'on8
Iffo'r. on Sfpan 'J^ ""'>>!>? "f
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Tax Listing Started
h Hoke Jan. 2nd
F. county tax supervisor,
of macWneryhand**othei unusual amu""t
^?ed are ask'ed b^^CKki^
make a? appointment so that others will
Car Wreck In Georgia
Kills Miss Kaye Lindsey
A young Raeford woman and a
companion died as a result of injuries
received in a head-on automobile oollision
New Year's Eve in Hindsville, Georgia.
Miss Edith Kaye Lindsey, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Best, and Richard
Dean Holland, of Fayetteville and
Omaha, Nebraska, were both pronounced
dead on arrival at a hospital in Hindsville.
A third person in the car, driver, Henry
Johnson of Fayetteville, was hospitalized,
but his injuries are not thought to be
The three young people were returning
to Fayetteville after spending a few days
in Florida during the holiday season. Miss
Lindsey had visited friends of her family
in Flonda and then gone to the Miami
area for a few days before returning to
Funeral services for Msas Lindsey were
held at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon at the
Raeford United Methodist Church,
officiated by the Reverends Kermit
Wheeler, R.C. Mooney, and R.E.L. Moser.
She wis buried in the Raeford Cemetery.
Memorial services will be held by the
Quaker Church in Fayetteville this
Sunday at 2 p.m. at the YMCA on Fort
Bragg Road for Miss Lindaey and Dean
MISS KA YE UNDSEY
Kaye Lindsey was a graduate of Hoke
County High School in 1965. She
graduated from the junior collage
program at Vardetl Hall in Red Springs,
See WRECK. Page II