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The Hoke County News- Establishod 1928 Tho Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXV NUMBER 42 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, FEBRLIARY 26. 1970
Town And County Commissioners
Have Garbage Disposal Problems
BY SAM MORRIS
A visitor to the office last week was
Mrs. Sallie H. McKeithan of the Rockfish
community. She had a clipping taken
from a Virginia paper concerning a
writeup about her daughter, Mrs. William
Mottley of Burkeville, Va. Mrs. Mottley
was one of the two Burkeville persons
who were selected to appear in tne 1969
edition of "Personalities of the South."
Mrs. Mottley was the former Eunice
McKeithan and graduated from Hoke
High School in 1938. She is now Home
Extension Agent in Burkeville and has
lived there for 24 years.. The Mottleys
have four children and one grandchild.
Congratulations to another Hoke County
native who has made a name for
themselves out in the nation.
A booklet received at the office last
week entitled "Uncle Sam Counts" is
about the up coming Census-taking in
1970. Looking through the booklet late
one afternoon brought back memories of
the 1940 census. We will try to recall a
few of the instances for you.
Hoke County was in the Eighth
Congressional district in 1940 and a man
named Rapier from Wadesboro was head
of the district census-taking. His assistant
was Mrs. Paul Dickson, Sr. and my boss at
The News- Journal. The Democrats were
in power and the late Senator J.B.
Thomas was party chairman for Hoke.
The wheelers and dealers of the party
finally agreed that the late Mrs. J.W.
Curric would take the census in Raeford.
A school for all census-takers was held in
Laurinburg and was taught by Mrs.
Dickson. 1 went with her for the three
day course. After tlie first day Mrs. Currie
decided she didn't want the job so Sam
Morris was given tire job.
Two other census ? takers in the
county that year were Archie Epstein and
Miss Katie Black of the Rockfish
community. I can't recall the others at
this time, but there were several more or
one for each township.
Of course everything that is asked for
by the census - takers is strictly
confidential. At one household here in
town a lady told me that she knew the
law that I couldn't ask her about the
family financial status or what their
income for the year would be. This was
the furtherest thing from my mind to
start with because all takers went by a
form and everyone was asked the same
questions. The last question on the form
was as follows: Is your husband/wife self
? employed or on salary? After this
question the lady told me what her
husband's income was for 1939, also how
much money she made at part time work
and different stocks and bonds the family
owned. This is still in my mind, but the
census people didn't need the
We had a map to go by so that all
homes were marked off as the household
was recorded. Mrs. H.A. Cameron was
ready for me the first day with lemonade
and cookies and this was a treat to start
off the mouth's job alvead.
Another question was lite age of each
member of the family. If anyone didn't
want to tell, tltey could say 21 plus. At
one house I asked tlte age and lite lady
said 28. I put down 21 plus because site
had taught me in school and I was 22 at
One night during tlte census-taking all
over the United States Itotels. tourist
homes and motels were visited to get all
transit people who were missed. In this
district Pinehurst and Southern Pines was
a problem. Some of the tourists weren't
to pleasant at twelve o'ektek after
traveling all day. But the census-takers
had a job to do.
I will never forget that month's work
or the experience of dealing with people;
also the work of Mrs. Dickson and how
site managed to keett all the workers
moving to get tlte job done.
We don't know who will take the
census in Raeford and Hoke County but
answer the questions correctly and tlte
takers will appreciate it very much. Tlte
information is for the government and
lite taker is just doings job.
DUMPED - County sanitarian M. R. Mills pokes through trash heaped along a road that runs beside Scurlock School between the
Hillcrest and Scurlock communities. The is only one of hundreds of dumping grounds scattered throughout the county. Mills said.
Superior Civil Court
To Convene March 2
Superior Court Civil Session will
convene March 2, with Judge Hamilton
H. Hobgood presiding.
Jurors have been drawn for the session.
They are: Donald Poe, Maggie Lee
Covington, Paul W. Cadd, Mrs. Mildred
Parks, A.E. Lupo, Wade Pittman, Daniel
Herring, Leslie Franklin Faircloth, Carl G.
Riley, Willie B. Nickelson, Rosa Lee
Gillespie Blue, Annie Bell Allen. Winston
Willie Lawrence McGill, Treva T. Koonce.
Kenneth Cummings. Dannie Dupree,
John Galbrelh, J.A. Tucker. Jesse James
Locklear, Mrs. W.S. Shaw, Hamilton
Grace, Issae Dockery Graham, Ervm Lee
Everette, Marion Thomas Baker, Solon
James. Lela Daniels, Julian P Barnes,
Rachel Wright Dees, Sam Jackson. Robert
Leslie Brooks, Nell Vincent Snead. Willie
Green Myers. Ora Lee Smith Lathom,
James Albert Graham, Therman Chavis,
Horace T. Davts.
Annie Carolyn Patterson. Sarah Eliza
See Court, Page 11
Borrelli And Bradford
Jack A. Bradford, Manager of the
Lexington Plant of the Burlington
Worsteds Division of Burlington
Industries, has been promoted to manager
of the division's Raeford Plant, it was
announced this week He succeeds A. D
Borrelli, who has been promoted to
division technical advisor, with offices to
remain in Reaford.
Bradford joined Burlington in 1965,
and was assigned to the Lexington post in
January of 1967 after serving in various
other capacities in the Worsteds Division.
A native of Anderson, South Carolina, he
is a graduate of Clemson University in
1949, holding a degree in textile
manufacturing. In Lexington he Iras been
active in civic and church attairs. He is
married to the former Helen Williams of
Anderson, South Carolina, and they have
Borrelli came to Raeford in April.
1969 after serving several \ears as
Manager of the Oxford and Drakes
Branch plants. He joined Burlington in
Raeford in 1955. He is a native of
Lawrence. Massachusetts and a graduate
of Lowell Textile Institute in Lowell,
Massachusetts. He is married to the
former Evelyn Pucci of Plymouth,
Massachusetts. The Borrellis will continue
to live in their new home in Southern
A. D. BorrtUi Jack A. Bradford
A juvenile is back in custody after
leaving the Samuel Leonard Training
School Thursday and forcing a McCain
woman to drive him to Reidsville. He is
released to juvenile authorities for further
The boy broke into the home of Mrs.
Albert Seaford, according to Hoke
County Sheriff D.M. Barrineton and
stole a gun from her. When she returned
home from work at McCain Sanitorium,
the boy forced her to drive him to
Reidsville. He returned the gun to her,
Sheriff Barnngton said.
Mrs. Seaford alerted the police in
Greensboro and the youth was arrested
He is now in custody at the C.A. Dillon
Training School at Butler, according to
Juvenile Officer Howard Culbreth The
youth's home is near Reidsville. Culbreth
Miss Elaine von Oesen, assistant state
librarian, met with members of the
library building site committee Feb 18
and inspected five sites selected by the
committee as possible locations for the
proposed Hoke County Library Building
She said that all of the sites were
approvable by the state library, Franklin
Teal, site committee chairman stated.
The state library must approve the site
before the Hoke County library is eligible
for any federal grants
Teal Mid that the committee had not
made any inquiries about acquiring the
properties before showing them to the
library official and did not yet know
which, if any, would be available He did
not disclose the location of any of the
sites under consideration. Accompanying
Miss Von Oesen were library officials
from Maryland and Virginia. Miss Nettie
Taylor, director of Libraries for the State
of Maryland and president of the
American Association of State Libraries,
and Miss Evelyn Mullen, Region 3 Library
Program Officer of HEW, were returning
to Raleigh with Miss Von Oesen after
attending the opening of the new South
Carolina State Library in Columbia.
Garbage and trash heaped beside the road or dumped into woods and fields is a
problem in Hoke County that is growing daily.
While everyone in city and county government seems to recognize its importance,
there is still no solution to the problem in the near future.
"The county commission has been talking about this for the past several years,"
county manager T. B. Lester said. "But it's a costly proposition, to get into land fills
and the county just doesn't have the money.
"This is one reason why we had hoped to get the I cent sales tax to alleviate some
of this problem."
He estimated that it would cost at least S40,000 to provide the county with four
land fills, and the personnel and equipment necessary to maintain them.
Lacy S. Hair. Fayetteville attorney,
announced Iris candidacy last week Tot
Solicitor of the Superior Court for the
12th Judicial District.
Hair has been practicing law for IS
years in Fayetteville and served four yearr
as Solicitor of the Cumberland County
He is married to a former Hoke County
girl, Jo Anne King, Mrs. North Carolina
of 1965. The Hairs have three children,
Stewart. 12: Scott, 10 and Suzanm . K.
Hair said he ftf^nouncing as t>? igw
and order" candidate. He is a graduate c)
Campbell College, Wake Forest University
and Wake Forest University School of
He served with the Judge Advocate
while in the Army and was awarded the
Army Certificate of Achievement for his
service as Judge Advocate to the Third
Jack A. Thompson, also a Fayetteville
attorney, has already announced his
candidacy as Solicitor.
Hair said in announcing: "I feel that
See Hair, Page 11
Alter tlte land and equipment were
paid for, the cost of operation would be
much less, he said.
To finance landfills would require at
least 10 cents of each dollar on the tax
rate. An alternative would be to charge a
small dumping fee, Lester said, but this
might cut down on use of the fills.
"People don't like to pay to dump
their garbage after they drive all the way
out to the dump." he said.
At present, the only county facilities
for garbage disposal are operated by
Clyde Leach of Dundarrach. Under a
health ordinance passed by the county
commission in March 1963, Leach was
contracted to provide garbage pick ? up
and disposal service for county residents
who requested the service.
He maintains his own landfill and
equipment and charges $3 a month for
once a week pick ? up and S5 a month for
twice a week service.
Leach estimates he serves about 400
families in the county, most of whom are
located >n tb cast side of Raeford and
some who live on the west side.
For the rest of the county residents,
garbage disposal is an individual matter.
It is also a matter of increasing concern
to property owners in the county who
find their woods and fields have become
public dumping grounds without their
One area near Scurlock School has a
large dump which stretches along a sand
road between Hillcrest and Scurtock
communities off old 401 North.
"Everytime I go out in the woods. I
find another place where people have
started dumping,". R. M. Mills, county
The property values of the woods and
fields are depreciating because of the
trash that is accumulating in them, he
There is little that a property owner
can do to protect himself from dumpers,
however. A county ordinance forbids
littering, but the property owner must
See Garbage, Page 11
The Rev. Donald Ned Hicks filed tliis
week for the office of Hoke County
He is president of the American School
of the Bible and is pastor of the Joe
Hilton Hicks Memorial Bible Chapel in
western Hoke County.
oils operos Files For Re-election
Rep. Gus Spcros of Maxtun announced
tudas thai lie will be a candidate for
re-election to one of the 24th House
District's lour seats in the North Carolina
Sp eros, a construction, real estate,
industrial executive is the ninth candidate
in the race for the Democratic
nomination for the four scats. The 24th
District embraces Robeson, Scotland and
Hoke Counties. He had been mentioned
in recent weeks as a possible candidate
for the State Senate scat being vacated by
retiring Senator Hector MacLean ol
"1 have had many people urging me to
run for the Senate Seat from Robeson
County, but I feel that I have an
obligation to the citizens of Scotland and
Hoke Counties who supported me so well
in 1968", lie said The Senate seal
represents only Robeson County.
As a freshman legislator last year
Speros spearheaded the drive for
university status for Pembroke State
University and also spearheaded the drive
to allow senior citizens to pay (SlO.QOj
dollars at age 65 and receive permanent
hunting and fishing license.
Speros served on the Appropriations,
Conservation and Development
Corporations, Manufacturers and Labor,
Public Utilities, Water and Air Resources,
and State Personnel Committees in the
Speros was appointed last year to serve
as chairman of the Commercial and Sport
Fisheries Advisory Board. This board has
been very active in the coastal areas ol
North Carolina and works in conjunction
with Fisheries Committees of North
Carolina Stale Department ol
Conservation and Development.
A native of Maxton, Speros graduated
from Maxton High School in 1941 and
served in the U. S. Army Signal Corps
See Speros, Page 11