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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXV NUMBER 36 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA S4 PER YEAR lOcPERCOPY THURSDAY. JAM ARY 15. 1970
1 Around Town |
Sj . BY SAM MORRIS
Charlie Woodell was by the office last
Friday and requested that we make the
The Hoke County Chapter No. 17 of
the Disabled American Veterans will hold
their monthly meeting Friday, January
16th at the Family Restaurant at 7:30
p.m. All members are urged to be present.
The first 25 men to ioin will be charter
members. There is a free membership to
be given to a Vietnam Veteran.
The picture that was in the
advertisement run last week by The Bank
of Raeford has brought forth much
comment. The four cars in the picture
have caused the most talk.
Mrs. R.O. Cothran called and stated
that her husband was telling her about
the picture, but when she stated that she
was going to call the paper he clammed
up. Anyway she did get the following
information from her husband.
Mr. Cothran does remember four cars
that were in Raeford in 1912. There were
three Fords owned by A. T. Johnson, B.
B. Sanders and A. Gales Johnson. Also
there was a Hupmobile (Hup) owned by
Bennie Blue and the other Blue brothers,
Bonnie, Frank and John McKay. Now
this is as far as Mr. Cothran would go
with his story.
We were talking this week to E.B.
(Ernest) Campbell and he- seemed to
think one of the cars in the picture was a
1912 Hudson owned by J.W. McLauchlin.
Ernest recalled the cars mentioned by Mr.
Cothran, but seemed to think that two
ether cars were here during 1912. They
were owned by J.W. Johnson and T.B.
Upchurch. The Johnson car was a
Cadillac and the Upchurch car was a
Hudson with a rumble scat. He recalled
going riding for the first time in a car
with C.F.. (Clyde) Upchurch. Ernest has
mailed a clipping of the picture to an
authority on old cars and hopes they can
If you know something about the cars
in Hoke County in 1912, let us know, so
ilu. ' . .an s*i the teco.d straight.
Most folks don't want to go to
Vietnam, but M.A. Maxwell,former Hoke
Counry electrician, has just returned after
23 months there and stated that after a
month's leave will return for six more
months. Alex (as most of us know him) is
working in Saigon with a construction
company. He was by the office Monday
and related many interesting experiences
that has happened during his 23 months
Alex said that it took 14 hours to fly
from Saigon to Travis AFB in California
with a refueling stop in Okinawa. The
plane he was on had 270 passengers,
besides much cargo, lie stated that the
airport at Saigon was one of the busiest in
the world as it was used by passenger,
cargo, fighter and bomber planes. There
are usually 20 planes circling the airport
at all times awaiting the control tower
signal to land. He also stated that the lift
off was quick because if you went too far
before gaining altitude, you were engaged
from the ground by rifle fire.
We will not quote what Alex had to
say about the massacre incident, but we
hope you will get his view of it, if you
have an opinion on the subject.
Alex said that they were constructing
all types of buildings from barracks,
warehouses, homes and hospitals. It
seems that a general is the top priority for
the VCs. Generals have two or three
different places to stay in Saigon,so that
no one knows where they will be staying
at any given time. It seems if the Viet
Cong can kill a high ranking officer, the
publicity is good for their morale.
We can't recall all Alex said, but we
hope to talk with him again before he
returns to Saigon.
Mrs. Brown Hendrix said this week
that the Trainable Class at McLauchlin
School could still use an upright piano if
anyone has one and would let the class
use it. The class opened last Friday, and
10 of the 12 were present the first day.
With the weather like it is, that was a
good turnout. The association should be
commended for the hard work they have
done to get this class started, and of
course their reward will be the putting of
one of these students into life, capable of
Bob Riddle Comes
To Manage Macks
Macks Stores in Raeford changed
managers last week. Jim Turner, who had
been manager of the store in Raeford
since July of 1968, moved to Barnwell,
S.C. to manage the Macks Store there.
The position of manager of the
Raeford store has been filled by Bob
Riddle. Riddle moved to Raeford from
Riddle, his wife Laura, and the couplA
young son, Bob are still busy getting
settled in their new lmmc in Raeford.
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LOCAL ICE CAPADES - Two unidentified kids were caught by the roving camera last
Friday while they were frolicking on a frozen puddle in the Tex-Ebstic parking lot.
The bw temperatures caused ice throughout Hoke and surrounding counties.
Savings & Loan Association Pays
Stockholders Record Dividends
Raeford Savings and Loan stockholder
held their annual meeting Tuesdaj
morning to hear the report of tht
condition of the institution and to elec
members to the Board of Directors.
Stockholders re - elected H. L. Gatlin
Jr., Younger Snead, Franklin Teal, Dr
Julius Jordan. Fred Culbreth, Jack Bray
T. F. McBryde.J. D. McMillian, Grahan
Monroe, and Sam Morris to the Board o
Directors for 1970.
After (lie meeting of stockholders th<
directors met to elect officers. Re
elected H L. Gatlin, Jr., a
President, Younger Snead as Via
President, Franklin R. Teal as Secretary
Treasurer, and Mrs. Graham Monroe
Asst. Sec. & Treas.
In giving the annua) report to tin
stockholders. Manager Frank Teal saic
"The outlook for the savings and housinj
markets in 1970 is, at best, uncertain."
"In this connection, he said, mud
depends on the progress made in the tigh
against inflation, and all of us hope tht
anti ? inflation measures prove mud
more effective in 1970 titan they did ir
Teal reported that as of December 31
1969, the total savings of the loca
association amounted to S2,384,000, anc
mortgage loans on the books totalei
S2.464.000. Assets of the institutior
stood at S2.727.000.
Savings account holders at the
association received a total of SI 07,27"
in dividend payments during the year
making this the largest yearly dividend
payment to customers in the history ol
the Raeford Savings and Loar
John G. Balfour was elected ry
Board of Directors of Raeford's Siutlv
National Bank to serve as Chair nan
ttie Board of Directors during the/ear
Balfour is a native of Hoke Coulty
is presently serving in his sixth jear
the Hoke County Boa
Commissioners He has been an i
Director of the Production ,Vn
Association for three years In lK>6
was chosen to enter the Outs
Young Man of America Biography
Balfour attended Presbyterian
College and High Point College. .
He is married to the formel
Harlow of New Bern. The couple
son. John G. Balfour, Jr., age 10
Leonard Frahm, was elected to <>>
Vice Chairman. Frahm is Vice ? Prjsic
of Raeford Turkey Farms.
The annual report pointed out that in
general the operations of the local
association and other thrift institutions
were dominated by the so ? called "tight
money" policies of the Federal Reserve
Board, designed to fight inflation.
"As a result of these policies, stated
Teal, and the heavy demand for credit,
1969 was characterized by a shortage of
mortgage credit, and unusually high
"However, he said, if we start to quell
tire inflation to a great extent this year,
then savings flows should improve. |i
turn, this will help us finance the housing
needs of the community."
First In The yation
Southern Assoc. Accredits
Leonard Training School
Phillips Retires From Belks
After 25 Years As Manager
Two well known members of (lie
Raeford business community are retiring
this month from the Belk - Hensdale
Company Department Store W. C.
Phillips, manager of the local store, is
retiring from the Bclk - Hensdale
organization after some 35 years of
service to that organization. Also retiring
is Miss Annie McKeithan, manager of the
store's fabrics and notions department.
She retires after working with the local
store for 25 years.
Phillips began his career with Belk ?
Hensdale Company in 1934, in the men's
department of the Belk - Hensdale store
in Rockingham. In 1935, he became
When the Belk ? Hensdale Company
purcliased the stock of the J. A. Baucom
Store of Raeford in April of 1945,
Phillips was appointed as Manager to the
new store and moved his family to
Raeford from Rockingham.
He quickly identified himself with the
civic life of Raeford, serving several terms
as Cltairman of the Merchants Division of
the Raeford - Hoke Chamber of
Commerce and continued to serve
rotating terms on the Board of Directors
of this organization. He is also a charter
member of the Raeford Lions Club. While
he was serving as President of the Men of
the Church and as a Deacon in the
Raeford Presbyterian Church, its building
program was successfully completed.
In 1958, the Belk ? Hensdale Store in
Raeford was awarded the certificate I'oi
the Most Sales Increase in its class during
One of the highlights of Phillips' career
W. C. PHILLIPS
came in 1967 while under Iris
management the local store received a
Certificate of Grateful Recognition by
President Lyndon B. Johnson for the
store's contribution to the Council on
Opportunities For Helping Young
Americans to Help Themselves.
On August 22. 1928, Phillips married
the former Nancy Leigh Davis of
Darlington. South Carolina. They have
three sons: Larry, who is Head Basketball
Coach at Hoke High School; Bill who
owns a small business in Raeford; and
Bruce, who is Sports F.ditor of the
Red Springs Pair Bound
Over For Attempted Rape
Two youths from Red Springs were
bound over to the January term of Hoke
County Superior Court for action by the
Grand Jury Friday when District Court
Judge Joseph K. Dupree found probable
cause on charges of assault with intent to
Steve Nobles, 17, and Randy K.
Williams, 19, were arrested by Red
Springs police on the night of November
26, and charged with assault with intent
to commit rape on Miss Martha Ann
Cribb also of Red Springs. The incident
allegedly occurred on November 26.
Nobles is a 17 year old senior at Red
Springs, while Williams dropped out of
school in the ninth grade. Williams has
been employed in a poolroom in Red
It was revealed in court Friday that the
case Itad been thrown out of court in
Robeson County because the alleged
attempted rape took place in the Duffy
section of Hoke County, one or two miles
inside the Hoke - Robeson county line.
Bank Of Raeford
The stockholders of the Bank of
Raeford held their annual meeting at the
bank last Thursday, January 8th.
Fifteen men from the Raeford - Hoke
Community were elected for this year to
the bank's Board of Directors. Elected
were: J H. Austin, Jr.. T. F. McBryde,
Bernard Bray, Tom U. Cameron, Neill
McDonald, 111, H. L. Gatlin. Jr.. W. L.
Howell Jr., D. R. Huff, Jr., James B.
McLeod, W. L. Moses, J. L. McNeill.
Edwin D. Newton, J. W McPhaul, T. B
Upchurch, Jr., and R. B. Lewis.
I he annual report to the stockholders
showed the bank had enjoyed a very good
year in 1969. The annual dividend, this
year S2.S0 per sliare, was paid to all
stockholders on January I. 1970
Following the meeting of stockholders,
the Boaid of Directors met and elected
officers lor this year. J L. McNeill was
elected Cltairman of the Board, R. B
Lewis, President; T. F. McBryde, Vice ?
President; Tom I'. Cameron. Vice
President; Miss Jessie B. Ferguson.
Cashier; and Robert L. Conolv, Assistant
The Bank* of Raeford is now entering
into its sixty ? seventh year of service to
Raeford and Hoke County. Deposits in
the Bank of Raeford are insured up to
Bond lor appearance in Hoke Counts
Superior Court was set by Judge Dupre.
ft *2,500 for each of the young men.
In other cases in District Court Friday
Vernie Melvin. Rt. I, Lumber Bridge
charged with driving while licetW
revoked, no liability' insurance, ru
registration plates, and n.> nperatoi':
license. He was found not guilty oi
driving while liis operator's license wa;
revoked. He was found guilty of the latin
three charges. He was sentenced o> m>
months in the Hoke County Jail
suspended for three years, three year
probation Defendant is expressly
prohibited iroin operating a motor
vehicle in North Carolina for the next
three years, unless and until properly
licensed to do so. l ined and the costs
Wilbert Oxendine. Route 4, Red
Springs, non-support, six months in the
Hoke County Jail, suspended lor three
years, three years probation on condition
that defendant pay S.>0 each week lor the
support of lus children and pay the costs
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Tlie accreditation of Leonard Training
School by the Southern Association of
Colleges am1 Schools was announced this
week by North Caiolinu Governor Hob
. William R. Windley. Director of
Leonard Training School, said Tuesday
afternoon that the correctional
institution at McCain is the only
correctional school in the entire nation
accredited by a regional accrediting body
sucha> the Southern Association.
The certificate of accreditation was
presented to Windley in a meeting of the
Southern Association in Dallas, Texas in
early December of last year.
"We are extremely proud of this
achievement and are really pleased to
know that our educational program has
advanced to such a high level," stated
Leonard Training School was
established in McCain in .September of
1959, by the North Carolina Department
of Corrections. When it opened its doors,
it had I 1 students and a staff of ten. It
has grown in the past ten years to 260
students (under age 14) from throughout
North Carolina and 84 staff members.
The school was accredited by the North
Carolina Department of Instruction in
The correctional institution at McCain
is one of eight correctional schools in this
state for the correction of juveniles.
Windley stated that Dr. Craig Phillips.
State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, will speak at a dinner
meeting to be held in recognition of the
recent accreditation of the school on
Monday evening, February 2. Windley
said that educators from Hoke and Moore
Counties would be invited.
It is the goal of all correctional
institutions operated by the State of
North Carolina to be accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and _
Schools, but thus far Leonard Training
School is the only one in North Carolina
and the nation to receive the award.
F uneral T oday
For Mrs. Graham
Funeral services lor Mrs. Ida Lee
Pal ton Graham will be held at the
Raeford Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m.
Thursday afternoon, with the Reverend
Douglas Kelly conducting. Interment will
follow in the Raeford Cemetery.
Mrs. Graham, who was 6H, died
Tuesday about mid ? morning at her
home on South Highland Street,
apparently of a heart attack. She was the
widow of the late Archie A. Graham.
She is survived by three daughters. Mrs.
William Poole. Jr.. of Raeford, Mrs.
Robert S. Wilson ol Fayetteville, and Mrs.
Larry Marty ol Raeford; one sister. Miss
Annie Mas Patton of Brevard; two
brothers. Walker Patton of Panama City,
Fla. and Joseph McLeod of Brevard; and
Pallbearers for the service will be
Douglas Nixon, John Nicholson, Graham
Clark. Joe Dupree, Scottie Ash and
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ?? Raeford bankers C.IX Bounds, left, and R.B. Lewis go together Monday afternoon to congratulate
Bob Strother on being selected to attend the Modem farming Short Course at N.C. State University In Raleigh next week. The
two banks annually help defray the expenses of one young Hoke County farmer at the course. Bob Is a IV43 graduate of Hoke
High and attended Sandhills Community College. I'll and Worth \ Business College He is married to the former Jane Wood of