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VOLUME LXV NUMBER 40 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 2. 1970
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BY SAM MORRIS
Ernett Campbell (topped by last week
and said that Mrs. N.B. Blue told hime
that the Hupmobile that was pictured in
the Bank of Raeford advertisment
belonged to her late husband. She stated
that N.B. Blue (better known as Bonnie)
is in the Hup and is the man with a cap
on. So as time moves along we keep
hearing from the picture. Before long we
might nave everyone identified.
The editor received a letter last week
from Mrs. W.W. Rankin of Raleigh, the
former Frances Bennette-Moore, and she
commented on the ad and also the
write-up in this column about the bank.
We always like to hear from Raeford
The members of the Hoke High
Booster club met at the school Monday
night to make plans for the annual
banquet. Charlie Hottel, president,
ajrpointed the committees to aid with the
They are as follows:
Arpmgemcnts: W.K. Morgan, Charlie
tel and Raz Autry.
Publicity: Ashwell Harward and Mike
Sale of Tickets: Jack Tucker, C.D.
Bounds and Doc Ivey.
The banquet is set for Friday, May 22
at seven p.m. The speaker will be Homer
Rice, athletic director at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At this banquet all the athletic teams
at the school are recognized along with all
the cheerleaders. Trophies are presented
to the outstanding players, of course all
players and cheerleaders are admitted free
so a large turnout of parents and boosters
are needed to help defray the expense of
the affair. Tickets will be on sale for
SI.SO each. Put the date down on your
calendar and let's make this the largest
Booster Banquet ever.
Horace Stogner showed me an article
that was in the Anson Record,
Wadesboro, that had been picked up from
The Hickory Daily Record. It was a
feature story ^ about Jim Tillman of
Hickory who* worked at Para Thread
Company In H*e I950ir-Jlm left Raeford
13 years ago and is now vice president
and superintendent of Southern Elastic
Corp. in Hickory.
He was the first winner of the Raeford
Junior Chamber of Commerce DSA. This
was in 19S4. Jim was also a member of
the local National Guard with the rank of
Captain and outstanding in all civic
The article in the Hickory paper gives
the outstanding accomplishments he has
done in the 13 years in Hickory.
The article ends as follows:
"James E. Tillman's type doesn't often
make the headlines. It is more content
with quietly going about the business of
living and working and making sure that
the community is not only prosperous,
but a desirable medium for the
cultivation of future generations. This is
Jim Tillman's Contribution."
We can only add that Jim hasn't
changed any, except in age, since leaving
Two Hoke Roads To Be Improved
Hoke County hu been allocated more
than 531,000 to grade base and pave two
lections of road, it was announced by the
State Highway Commission this week in
This was part of more than S12 million
approved,this month for secondary road
Approved tor construclion was a two
mile section of state road 1450 from state
road 1456 to state road I 105 near Gold
Hill, and state road 1136 an eight ? tenths
of a mile road southwest of Raeford.
The projects were approved at the
regular February meeting of the State
Thompson In Solicitors Race
Fayetteville attorney Jack A.
Thompson Friday announced he will be a
candidate for Superior Court aolicitor of
the Ninth Judicial Diitrict.
Thompson1! announcement came
quickly upon the heels of incumbent
Solicitor uoran Berry's decision not to
Thompson, a native of Fayetteville.
was assistant to Berry from 1967 until Ire
resigned in late 1968 to return to private
Mck A. Thompson
"It is my goal, if I am elected, to see to
it that administrative programs and
policies are implemented and aimed at
providing a more organized and expedient
disposition of criminal cases that arise in
our courts," Thompson said in his
He added "It also would be my goal
to see that a constant effort is maintained
to improve the scheduling of criminal
trials to the end that the time of
witnesaes, attorneys and jurors are not
Thompson graduated from Fayetteville
Senior High School in 1959 and from the
Wake Forest Law School in I96S. He was
admitted to the state bar in 1965 and
served briefly as assistant to Superior
Court Solicit ar Lester Carter before
entering the Army as a lieutenant in the
Military Police Corps.
He was assigned to the 503rd MP Bn.
at Ft. Bragg before being transferred to
the 716th MP Bn. In Vietnam.
Tltompson was assigned by Berry to
work closely with the operation of the
Inter ? Agency Bureau of Narcotics when
it was organized and he attended a special
achool conducted by the Federal Bureau
of Narcotics in Durham in 1968.
Beginning with the four ? year term
next Deoember. the office of Superior
Court solicitor will become full ? time and
the duties of District Court ptosecutors
will come under his direct supervision.
Heart F und
Mike Wood, Hoke County Heart Fund
chairman, announced the committee
chairmen for the 1970 Heart Fund drive.
Ernest Sutton was named city Heart
Fund chairman and Tom Burgess was
appointed as county Heart Fund
C. D. Bounds will serve as Heart
Sunday chairman, with J. D. McAllister 2S
co ? chairman.
Mitchell Sports will be chairman of the
Business Days committee with Younger
Snead, Jr. as co - chairman.
Chairman of the special gifts will be
h Mrs. Charles Hostetler.
Miss Pat Scott is chairman of'the
Balloon Day committee. Heart Fund
balloons will be sold by Upchurch
students this Saturday morning, Wood
Two File For
Ralph Bamhart and John Balfour,
Hoke County commissioners, filed
yesterday for re ? election to the county
board of commissioners.
Both were elected in 1966 and are
seeking their second four ? year terms.
Balfour was appointed prior to the last
election, however, by the Democratic
Party Executive Committee to fill the
unexpired term of Herman Gillis.
Ba rnhart, who is employed at
Bu rlington Worsted, has served on several
committees since his election to the
county board. He is chairman of the
taxes, tax foreclosures and petitions
committee and is a member of the board
as the representative of Hoke County to
the regional anti - poverty program,.
Advancement, Inc., which has its
headquarters in Lumberton.
Originally from Greensboro, Bamhart
attended North Carolina State University
and then served m the Army during
World War II.
He is an elder of the Presbyterian
Church in Raeford. He is married to the
former Betty Saunders of Southern Pines
and they have one child, Elizabeth.
Balfour is a farmer in Hoke County. He
has recently been named as the chairman
of the board of directors of the Southern
National Bank in Raeford and has served
as the assistant director of the Production
Credit Association for three years.
In 1966 he was chosen to enter the
Outstanding Young Man of America
Balfour is a graduate of Hoke High and
attended Presbyterian Junior College and
High Point College. He is chairman of the
board of deacons of the Lumber Bridge
He is married to the former Joan
Harlow of New Bern and they have one
child, John, Jr., 11.
County Officials Attend
Two Planning Meetings
County officials attended two meetings
last week to discuss ramifications of the
new state districting proposed by the
Department of Planning.
Hoke County is presently allied with
two groups of counties for medical and
economic development. The new
districting will probably eventually
eliminate the overlapping of programs
throughout the state and county
governments must send recommendations
on the district to which they will be
assigned by Feb. 16.
T.C. Jones, Ralph Barnhart, T.B.
Lester, and Rep. Neill L. McFadyen
attended an organizational meeting of the
Comprehensive Medical Planning
Association in Southern Pines last
This is composed of representatives of
Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery
and Moore counties. Lee County was
expected to join but the medical
personnel there have asked that Lee join
in programs with Harnett and Sampson
So far. the state has granted a charter
to the five county medical planning group
and the next step will be to draw up by -
laws and elect officers, county manager
in the state planning map, Hoke
County has been placed in District 9
which aiso contains Moore, Scotland and
Lee Counties. However, Hoke is tied
economically with the counties in District
10 such as Cumberland and Robeson.
At a meeting in Lumberton on
Monday. county officials front Scotland,
Robeson. Bladen, Columbus and Hoke
discussed applying to the state to form a
separate five county district. According
to present proposals, Scotland and Hoke
counties are included in District 9 and
Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties
are part of District 10.
The five counties are all members of
the Southeastern Development
Commission and it is felt that the
districting now proposed by the state
planning board Will disrupt operations of
The extension for tax listing biouglit
the total of taxes listed lor Hoke Counts
up to about 95 per cent, county manager
T.B. Lester said this week
A penalty of 10 per cent of the tax
became effective last Tuesday. The
regular closing date for listing property
for taxes was Jan. 31 but the county
commissioners granted an extension until
Seeks State Aid
State librarian Philip S. Ogilvie will
visit Raeford with assistant state librarian
Miss Elaine Von Oesen Feb. 18 to look
over proposed sites for the Hoke County
library, Mrs. Lee Cameron, county
The state library must approve
arrangements for the Hoke library before
applications for any financial grants can
The Hoke County Library board
discussed plans for the new library at a
meeting held last week. Reports were
heard from the finance, architect and site
Braswell Files For Court Post
Superior Court Judge F.. Maurice
Braswell lias filed for reelection, lie
The senior resident judge of the I2t!i
Judicial District, Judge Braswell is seeking
his second six ? year term on the bench.
The 12th Judicial District includes
Cumberland and Hoke counties.
A Rocky Mount native. Judge Braswell
graduated from the University of North
Carolina and the UNC Law School.
He came to Fayetleville in 1950 to set
up private practice, and later joined the
law fum of Clark, Braswell and Hill.
I" t954 he w ? assistant if .riot
so icitor uudei Malcolm Seawell, later the
state's attorney eeneral.
He was district solicitor for seven and
one ? half years before running lor the
Superior Court seal in 1954
Jl DC! F MA L'RICF BRASWEl.L
Wood Scholarship Finalist
Allen W Wnud. Hi ike High honor
student, is one ot the N4 national fmuliMs
who will eompete at Duke I'nivcrsitv for
the Angici 13 Duke Seholaislups on Feb.
12 and 13.
He is the son of Mi and Mrs. A.W.
Wood, Jr.. of 835 t. Prospect Ave.
The scholarships arc Duke's most
prestigious. They are worth up to
?S 14.000 for four years of study at Duke,
with the amount given to the individual
recipient determined by financial need.
Allen was chosen as a linalist among
675 students who submitted applications
foi the scholarships. Approximately 40
awards will be gisen to members of the
1970 licslimaii class
Allen is president of the student
council at Hoke and is a member of the
Beta Club, Key Club and Future Teachers
of America. He is also a staff member of
the school yearbook and plays football,
basketball and track.
Several Reasons Given
Hoke Farm Income Up
$2.5 Million For 1969
W. S. Young
County Extension Chairman
Gross farm income from all products
produced in Hoke County in 1969 was
much higher than in the 1968 year. This
year, counting the government payments,
the income was 11.8 million dollars and
tltis compared with about 9.3 million in
1968. Several reasons for the increase
were: larger numbers and higher prices
for livestock, more forest products were
sold due to the ice storms last year,
increased acreage and higher prices
received for tobacco and increased
acreage and better yields of the soybean
Livestock income continued to expand
as swine and turkey prices were higher.
The income from livestock products
amounted to S.8 million dollars, crop
income amounted to 4.S million and
about one half million was gotten from
forest products. Government payments,,
were about 1.1 million and compared
with about one million in 1968.
Further breakdown of the livestock
income shows that about 2 million came
from top hogs and feeder pigs; about 2.5
million came from the production or
value of turkeys sold and about one half
million came from beef herds and fed out
The largest amount of the crops
income came from tobacco and
amounted to 2.3 million dollars. About
3.2 million pounds of tobacco were
produced on about 2,200 acres, giving a
yield of ly437 pounds per acre. We
undersold about one million pounds this
year and this amount can be carried over
with planted acreage in 1970. Soybean
income at about .8 million was sejggd,
cotton at .7 million was third and corn
with .4 million was fourth.
This gross income is estimated on the
crop and livestock and forestry products
as gathered by the Extension office
through ASCS records, through
marketing Association, through private
buyers and from individuals farmers. This
points out that the people that have done
top planning and have introduced
livestock on their farms have generally
Joint Men's Meeting
To Be Held Feb. 18
The annual Joint Men's Fellowship
Supper will be held Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. by
the Presbyterian, United Methodist and
First Baptist Churches of Raeford.
.Tickets are S1.50 and can be purchased
from the leaders tlf the men's groups in
each church. A special program is
our Incumbent Judges File For Re-election
Joseph A". Dupree
Judge Joseph E. Dupree filed yesterday
for reelection to the District judgeship he
has held since 1966.
Her served 14 years with the North
Carolina State Highway Patrol and two
years as judge of Hoke County Recorders
Court front 1964 to 1966
Dupree. 49, is a native of Johnson
County and a graduate of the Jolutson
County public schools. He is also a
graduate of the State Highway Patrol
School of the Institute of Government at
He lives in Raeford with his wife, the
former Helen Matthews of Johnson
County and their three children. Mrs
Dupree is head of the science department
ana teaches biology at Hoke High.
They are members of the Baptist
In announcing his candidacy. Judge
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D H Herring. Jr.
Judge D B He rring. Jr. announced
Wednesday lie will seek re ? eiecnon to
the office of District Court Judge
Judge Herring was elected District
Court Judge for the 12th Judicial
District, which is composed j) Hoke and
Cumberland Counties, in the November.
1966, general election.
Prior to his election. Judge Herring
practiced law in Fayetteville since 1958
He is a former solicitor of the
Cumberland Count} Recorders Court, a
past president of the Cumbeiland Count}
Young Democrats Club, and a past vice
president and president of the North
Carolina District Court Judges
He is a araduate of the Unnersil} ol
North Carolina and the L\r Law School
He is married to the'former Bern
Davis of Raeford. and now lives in
Fayetteville with Ins wite and three
Judge George Stuhl announced lus
candidate yesterdas for District Court
judge of the 12th Judicial District.
He svas appointed in 1967 by Gov. Dan
Muote to fill the unexpired term of Judge
Cos Brenner vs|n> seas appointed to
Prior to hie appointment as judge,
Judge Stuhl seas chief prosecutor of
He is a graduate of Duke University
and of \*akc Forest Lass School, and is a
member ol the North Carolina Bar
Association and the Hoke and
Cumberland C ounts Bar Associations.
Judge Stuhl is a Mason and a Shriner.
He is married and has three children.
Judge Stuhl said as he announced his
candidacs "Fairness and impartiality are
the goals I hasc set during my three years
on the Court and I pledge to continue to
trs to serve in this vsas if I am elected to
a i'utl term as judge of District Court."
Derb S. Carter
Chief District Judge Derb S. Carter
announced yesterday that he is filing for
reelection. The action was expected by
Carter served as judge of the
Fayetteville Recorders Court for four
terms before the recorder's Court was
replaced by thq District Court in 1966.
He polled the highest number of votes
of the ten candidates seeking nomination
as District Court Judge for the 12th
Judicial District of Hoke and Cumberland
counties in the May, 1966, primary. He
has served as District Judge since 1966
and was appointed Chief District Judge in
1967 by the Chief Justice of the State
A Fayetteville native, Judge Carter
graduated from Massey Hill High School,
Wake Forest University and Wake Forest
Law School. He piacticed law in
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