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Th* Hole* County N*wi- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXV NUMBER 39 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
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BY SAM MORRIS
Charlie Hottel, president of the Hoke
High School Booster Club, was by the
office this week and asked that we
remind members of the meeting of the
club Monday night, February, 9 at 7
o'clock. It will be held in the coaches'
room st Hoke High School. Hottel stated
that this was an important meeting as
plans for the annual spring banquet
would be discussed.
The speaker for the banquet this year
will be Homer Rice, athletic director at
the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. This announcement was
made last November.
The president said that to make the
banquet a success, all members must
work and help plan the affair. So if at all
possible be at the meeting Monday night.
The ground hog saw his shadow
Monday afternoon, and as the old timers
say, went back into Itis hole for six
weeks. The legend says we will have six
more weeks of bad weather. Time will
The writer of this column was in
Raleigh last Friday and had lunch in the
Belk store cafeteria and ran into a
Raeford native, also having lunch there.
He was Alex Patterson who is now with
the Archives & History department of the
state. Alex is now a retired Admiral from
the naw. His first wife was also a native
of Raeford, the former Mary McBrydc.
Site died a few years ago and tl*e Admiral
has married again. He stated that most of
his Kinsmen were gone from Raeford, but
tliat he still read The News Journal. He
asked about Fred Culbreth and the
Wilson family; the Wilson being Mrs. John
B. Cameron. They are cousins of the
He did say that he had picked up some
historical information from Buddy Blue a
Hoke native who now lives in
Williamston. We invited him to drop by
tlie office on his next trip into this
section of the state.
At tlse annual Ladies Night of tlte
Raeford Kiwanis Club last Thursday night
the "Man of the Year" was named. When
Attorney Bill Moaes was giving the facts
on the man he began. Born in Raeford,
graduated from Raeford High School in
1932. I said J.H.Auslin,but the next fact
ended that graduated from Davidson
We will say again. Congratulations to
Tom Cameron, tlse Man of the Year in
Skip soldier at Fort
Knox, Ky. ^MNnHmd wa know that
he was missed by the City Commissioners
Monday night. Before he left he came by
the office and gave me the receipt for his
parking ticket. I have it on my desk for
anyone that doubts thia information. We
understand that Skip also praised officer
Jim West in the performance of his duty -
this fact came from the coffee room of
the Raeford Saving and Loan. So if you
don't believe that, go by, and some of
"that gang" will give you the details. If
not about Skip, about someone.
Only when a man is not afraid to die, is
lie not afraid to live.
A bore is a fellow who opens his
mouth and puts his feats in it.
A Bronze Star for meritorious service
has been swarded to Staff Sergeant Jerial
L. Cromurtie of Raeford for outstanding
service as a platooon sergeant in Vietnam
from November 1968 to October 1969
S/Sgt. Cromurtie was commended foi
outstanding success und resourcefulness
in solving the many and varied problem:
inherent in a combat environment whik
serving as a platoon sergeant of th<
headquarters platoon and motor tergeaw
for the 14th Light hquipmen
"Ilia Initiative, zeal, sound judgmeni
and devotion to duty I save been in the
highest tradition of the military aervict
and reflect great credit upon himself, hit
unit and the Untied States Army," tlx
award citation read.
Ha la now sUthmed at Ft. Belvoir. Va.
Hit wife, Gtraldine, and two children.
Darrell, I, and Valerie, 2. are residents of
is the aon of Mr. am
ONMtortie of Lurabe
MAN OF THE YEAR - Bill Moses fleft) presents the Kiwanis award to Raeford's new
man of the year, Tom Cameron.
Cameron Gets Kiwants
Man Of Year Award
Tom Cameron, prominent Racford
businessman, was presented the Man ol
tire Year award by the Raeford Kiwanis
Club at lire annual ladies night banquet
Iteld last Thursday at Christy's Steak
House in Fayettevillc.
Attendance Pins were also awarded
with Marion Gallin being honored for 26
years attendance, Dr. Julius Jordan for 17
years arrd J.H. Austin for 16 years. James
Attaway presented the pins.
Other pins were presented to Harold
Gillis and Charles Pierce for 7 years; John
Campbell, Avery Connell and Benny
McLeod for 6 years; Bill Moses for 5
years; Frank Crumpler for 4 years; Joe
Jenkins and Clyde Upchurch. Jr., for 3
years; Frank Blue and Bill Lancaster for 2
The award for best program of the year
Berry Will Not
Doran Berry, solicitor for Ninth
District, announced this week that he
would not seek re - election.
"Due to other binding committments,
both personal and professional, I find it
impossible to become a candidate to
succeed myself as solicitor of the Ninth
District," he said.
In announcing his decision, Berry
expressed his appreciation for the support
he had received from the people of Hoke
and Cumberland counties.
"I have found this to be a deeply
rewarding experience, and I want to
express my appreciation lor the support
of the people of Hoke and Cumberland
counties and for the devotion to duty of
tltc law enforcement officers with whom
I have worked."
was presented to J.H. Austin by Robert
Cameron, a native or Raeford,
graduated from Raeford High School and
received a degree in business
administration from Davidson College.
He has been active in Raeford business
and community affairs and is presently
serving as a director of the Bank of
Raeford and as president of the Upchurch
He is also treasurer of the Raeford fire
department, a member of the town
board, secretary of the Raeford
Development Corporation, and scout
master in the Boy Scouts.
A pilot for 25 years with a certificate
lor 3000 hours of safe flying, he is also a
member of the Raeford Airport
He has served in his Methodist church
as church school superintendent, church
school teacher and on the board of
Cameron has held stale offices as
president in 1946 of the North Carolina
See TOM CAMERON, Page 10
Congressman Alton Lennon
Announces For Re-election
Congressman Alton A. Lennou made
tlie following statement m Washington
"My fellow Seventh District North
Carolinians I am Alton Lennon. your
representative in the Congress. My
purpose in speaking at this time is to let
you know tliat I am a candidate for re ?
election to the Congress of the United
Slates, subject to the Democratic primary
of Saturday, May 2. 1970.
"First of all. I want to express my
deepest appreciation for your past
confidence: and second. I want to solicit
your continued support.
"As many .of you know. I began my
service in the U. S. Douse of
Representatives on January 3. 1957.
^"UHt^privileged to serve on the Armed
Services Committee and to have had the
lionor of chairing the subcommittee on
enlisted promotion policy. In addition. I
serve on four special armed services
subcommittees - The Investigating. The
Military Construction. The Seapower. and
the subcommittee which handles most of
(lie legislation concerned with active and
retired military personnel and reserve and
National Guard matters.
"As a member, too. of the Merchant
Marine and Fisheries Committee. I have
the honor of chairing lite subcommittee
on Oceanography - a Held of growing
national and international importance. I
am the ranking Democrat on tire Fisheries
and Wildlife Conservation and the Coaat
Guard end Navigation subcommittees,
and ? member of lite subcommittee on
Merchant Marine actively concerned in
reviUtadnp our Maritime Industry.
AI.TOX A LM.VOX
"Most of you know my record in the
Congress and know that my efforts are
lor honest, efficient, and constitutional
government. I am proud of this
"I am proud also of iIk economic
growth of the Seventh District since 1957
and of the opportunities I have shared in
promoting this development.
"Tlierc is more progress to be achieved.
- and there are many issues yet to be
resolved, which require experience.
"With your support. I pledge to
continue my best efforts toward the Itigh
challenge of service for you and for
No Penalty Until Tuesday
Longer Listing Time
Roger Hall Seeks Term
In North Carolina Hmue
Roger F. Hall, businessman and farmer
of Lumber Bridge and Raeford, today
filed as a candidate in the Democratic
Primary for the House of Representatives,
and became the first Robeson County
incumbent to file for election.
Rep. Neill McFadyen, of Raeford, has
already filed with the Hoke Board of
Elections, and the other two Robeson
County incumbents, Robert Campbell, of
Rowland, and Gus Speros, of Maxton, are
expected to file soon. The 24th house
district is composed of Hoke, Scotland,
and Robeson Counties, and lias four
Last fall, Hall was selected by the
Robeson County Democratic Executive
Committee to fill the unexpired term of
R. D. McMillan, Jr., of Red Springs, who
resigned to accept'appointment as State
A native of Lumber Bridge. Hall
graduated from Lumber Bridge High
See ROGER HALL. Page 10
Parking Ordinance Passed
At Meeting Of City Board
A parking ordinance was adopted
Monday night at the February meeting of
the city council and u traffic violations
bureau was established to lake the
payment of lines.
The parking ordinance included most
of the parking rules already in effect and
repealed any conflicting ordinances. The
main effect of the new ordinance, city
manager John D. Caddy said, was to
collect all the previously passed
regulations into one body.
SFC Gene Thackcr, of Ft. Brugg, met
with the council and requested
permission to lease a portion of the
Kaeford airport for use by three sports
parachute clubs from Ft. Bragg.
The council instructed Caddo in
investigate the cost of a building for the
airport to be used as an office and
instruction room. Leasing charges would
tltcn be based on the btuidicg cusls. The
Raeford Airport Commission lias already
approved SFC's Thacker's plan.
The commission amended Raeford
zoning regulations and map to rczone
from residential to commercial a portion
of land on College Drive that was
requested changed by John W. McPhaul.
The commission also allowed a zoning
change to permit the operation of a
funeral home in a residential zone on
North Main Street F.xtended.
A resolution was passed commending
Mrs. Chandler Roberts, who retired this
See CITY BOARD. Page 10
State Superintendent Philli
Leonard Training School M
"Vision, hard work, faith and
dedication have brought you here," Dr.
A. Craig Phillips, North Carolina
superintendent of public instruction, told
Director William R. Windley and his
associates at the Samuel Leonard School
at McCain Monday night.
The occasion was a Recognition Dinner
in celebration of the school's becoming
oi acnoois unu colleges, and of the added
significance of Ihe fact that Leonard is
the first of the more than 250 sue!
correctional institutions in the United
States to be regionally accredited.
More than a hundred persons attended
the dinner, which was served by students
and the program included entertainment
by the student choir. Friends of the
school from the State Department of
Public Instruction, the General Assembly,
from other schools in the system, school
and public officials from Hoke and Moore
Counties, members of the faculty, and
from Faycttevillc State University, were
present, and several were recognized and
brought greetings and best wishes. Also
present was Samuel Leonard, who was
North Carolina's first commissioner of
juvenile correction, and for whom the
school is named.
See Related Pictures Page 10
Blaine M. Madison. North Carolina
commissioner of juvcniie correction,
presided, and the invocation was offered
by Lorenzo Balsley, principal of the
Leonard Scliool. Director Windlcy
delivered the address of welcome and
Warren A. Ellis, director of education of
lire department of juvenile correction,
commended all associated with the
Leonard School on their achievement and
recognized several leaders in this process.
Lawrence Robinson, Mrs Julia McGregor
ind Mrs. Laura Ellen Douglas,
Dr. Phillips was introduced by Mrs
John L. Frye, member of the board of
juvenile correction and chairman of the
Moore County school board.
Adding to his statement on their
vision, hard work, faith and dedication,
Dr. Phillips continued that through their
"belief in the dignity and worth of each
human being." Director Windley and his
associates had succeeded in the creation
of an "atmosphere for achievement." He
commended litem for the soundness of
their goal and for helping boys "Find
positive identification in a program that
(us meaning for them."
At the close of lite program a gift was
presented to Dr. Phillips on behalf of the
students and the school by Joseph
Mackey, a student. The gift was a ceramic
Mallard duck which was made in the arts
and crafts department.
The Samuel Leonard School is located
?t McCain, In Hoke County about nine
rrulcs wesl of Racford. and has cxistcc
since 1959. It lias a normal population ol
about 250 boys up through eighth gudt
educational level or about fourteen year!
of age. Director since its formation ha:
been William R. Wmdley, who was
previously assistant superintendent of the
Cameron Morrison School at Hoffman
The a vet age boy comes to Leonard is
there for a little ovei a voar.
The deadline lot tax listings was
extended through Feb. 9 by the County
Commissioners at a commission meeting
Monday morning at the Board of
A tax report to the commission
showed a total of S380.311.20 in all
County taxes collected so far, with an
uncollected balance of S462.I78.3I tor
all county taxes. However, some late
returns were not included in the report.
Fire taxes collected for 1969 totaled
Raeford city manager John (iaddy and
city attorney Palmer VVilleox requested
that the county consider allowing city to
lease property now occupied by the
Highway Commission maintenance
garages. The Highway commission is
planning to move to another location.
Willcox said, and the city would like to
use the location for its gauges.
Willcox also suggested the county
consider opening a land fill area for
county residents to use for trash
dumping. He said a committee had been
appointed by the city to study the
dumping operations of lire city.
Currently, county residents may use the
city land fill, but arc charged a dumping
David W. Alexander, executive director
of the Southeastern Economic
Development Commission, outlined
programs that are available to local
governments and individuals.
He stressed that in order for counties
to get federal and state money, they must
first draw up a plan ol action for the
Alexander also asked the commission
to sign a resolution petitioning the stale
planning division to move Hoke County
out of its tentative grouping in District 9
with Moore Count; and other <? -unties to
the .tuiih and return it to trie grouping
which includes Cumberland and Robeson
The commission postponed a decision
on the planning districting until after a
meeting of lite Comprehensive Health
Planning Commission to be held in
Southern Pines tonight.
Dr. Robert Townsend told the
commission Ire thought that Hoke
County might benefit more medically by
being included in District 9 but the
county was tied to the counties in
District 10 m all other respects. He said
he did not foresee a hospital being
constructed in Hoke County in any event.
Requests and suggestions pertaining to
the planning districts must be filed with
the slate planning division by the county
commission by Feb. 16.
Mrs. Ellen Willis, county home
extension agent, reported on activities in
the 4-H clubs and in the Homemakci's
clubs. The Sunset 4-H club in Raeford has
been divided into a junior and senior
club, she said, and two clubs have now
been organized with elected officers in
other areas ol" the county. The new clubs
are West Hoke club and Tyler Club.
The Ho me maker's clubs held a
workshop on the making and wearing of
Sec COMMISSIONERS. Page 3
Charles G. Rose, III Files
For House Asainst T.ennnn
Fayctlevillc attorney, Charles G. Rose,
III. announced Monday that he is a
candidate lor the Democratic Primai \ for
the United Stjtcs House of
Representatives. Rose made the
announcement from the I Exposition Hall
of the Downlownei Motor Inn at Noon in
Faycftcvillc, the following the text ol Ins
"I have asked you t > cmne here today,
to my hometown Fayctteville. to tell
you that I am a candidate I n the
Congress of the United Slates.
With the help of people like you. all
over southeastern Noith Carolina, we will
win the Democratic Ptimary in May.
Then we will bring to the Seventh
Cohgrcssional District a new decade of
service to the people.
I want to go to Congress as your
representative to do more than tell you
what is wrong with Washington We must
change what is wrong Yuur Congressman
is more than a protester, he is your
I am concerned about making our
Federal Government prudent I am
concerned about our national debt. I am
concerned about rising taxes and the high
cost of living. And I am deeply concerned
about the forty percent pay increase our
present Congressman gave themselves last
We must face squarely the many
concerns of all our people
We must be concerned about the
beacltcs in our district and their
development. Our coastal resources must
be protected from erosion and from
shifting inlets. I will work to sec that they
get this needed protection. I will work for
CHARLES C. ROSi:III
iIk beaches of Brunswick County and for'
the Beaches of New Hanover County.
We must be concerned about attracting
first class industiy into the counties of
our district We must be concerned about
the pollution of our air and our water. I
believe that first class industrial citizens
arc concerned bout tlie pollution of our
air and water resources and I look
forward to working with them. I am
concerned that in parts of our district we
have air and walqr pollution.
We must strengthen our concern for
t he farmers in soulltcastcrn North
Carolina. They must receive a fair return
from the sale of their products. I will
Sea CHARLES ROSE. Pu<7 -