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VOLUME LXV NUMBER 44 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, MARCH 12. I97<
BY SAM MORRIS
The article in last week's paper
concerning local candidates Tiling for
office somehow got jumbled up and a
mistake was in it.
The article read that Bobby Gibson
was married to the former Dayne Capps
of Rockfish and they had three children.
We received a phone call from Dayne and
site stated she wis married to Frank
Crumpler, who is running for Coroner.
Bobby Gibson was by the office
Monday and said people in the county
had been ribbing him about the mix up.
Everyone lias taken the mistake in the
best way, but we want to make a full
correction. It goes as follows:
Frank Crumpler is running for
Coroner, a position he has held for 10
years since coming to Hoke County from
Clinton. He is married to the former
Dayne Capps of Rockfish and they have
Bobby Gibson is a candidate to
succeed himself on the Board of
Education. He is married to the former
SHIRLEY TRUESDALE of Oklahoma
and they have three children. Bobby is a
farmer in Antioch Township of Hoke
We hope this gets the records straight
and we are sorry about the jumbled type.
We did tell Mrs. Crumpler that in our
business we could make a correction the
next week, but in the funeral business
they couldn't make a correction after
The Boy Scouts of Troops 401 are to
be commended for the clean up at the
"ole swimming hole" on Rockfish Creek.
This is a start in the right direction of
cleaning up the trash over the county, but
it will be to no avail if we continue to
dump trash in the county. So the next
time you start to throw litter from your
car, remember someone has to clean it up
and it may be your son.
The Mentally Retarded Class at the
McLauchlin School, from the article in
last week's paper, seems to be coming
along fine. But we also noted in another
article that the association is in need of
funds for equipment. So if possible make
a donation to this worthy cause. Send
your check to: Mrs. Brown Hendrix,
Route 2, Raeford, N. C.
Girl Scouts arc celebrating this week
and the Hoke County troops will parade
Saturday morning in Raeford. They will
then go to the campus of McLauchlin
School for demonstrations. If you find
time go by and see the work these girls
arc doing and offer congratulations to the
N. C. State University pulled the
basketball upset of the season when they
defeated the University of South Carolina
last weekend. We can't remember seeing
as many good teams on TV as appeared
last Saturday. This is just the beginning as
the NCAA tournaments get into full
swing this weekend.
The Jefferson - Jackson Day dinner in
Raleigh was an overflow crowd affair.
Hoke County was represented by Judge
Joe Duprec and his son Joe, Jr., T. J.
Harris, Paul Dickson, chairman of the
Board of Elections, J. Scott Poole and
yours truly. You always bump into
friends you haven't seen for a long time,
so 1 guess this is what causes you to
return year after year.
Senator Hector McGeachy
Announces F or Reelection
Senator N. Hector McGeachy, Jr., of
Fayetteville, today announced lus
candidacy for re-election to the State
Hector McGeachy is serving as
President Pro Tempore of the Senate, a
position that places him third in
succession for Governor.
He lias served in four regular Senate
sessions, and two special sessions, and lias
been majority leader during the last two
Serving as Co-Chairman of the
Legislative Services Commission that
operates the organizational structure of
the legislature, McGeachy stated lie was
interested in continuing his work to
improve the efficiency and effectiveness
of the legislature.
McGeachy also serves as Co-Chairman
of the Legislative Research Commission
which is making studies and preparing
laws for the next legislature.
In the 1969 Session lie sponsored live
law creating the Narcotics Commission
which will study and recommend laws to
control the abuse of Narcotics, and
created the narcotics division in the SBI.
He prepared and introduced a law to
require a study to determine if sound
SENATOR HECTOR McGEACHY
course* in eocnomics and tire free
enterprise system should be tuuglit in our
public schools. "I hope our students will
be able to take this subject in our public
See McGEACHY. Page 11
Three more break ? ini were reported
in Raeford Saturday afternoon, Chief of
Police L.W. Stanton said.
The home of Assistant Police Chief
Sam Motley, on West 6th Street, was
entered while Motley was on duty
Saturday and two hand guns, some
money from a small bank and a pair of
binoculars were taken.
The value of the theft was estimated as
S2S0, Stanton said.
Two other homes on North Main and
on West Donaldson were also entered
Saturday but nothing was reported stolen
Three homes were broken into the
weekend before and guns or money were
taken from each.
The investigation is continuing and no
arrests have been made.
Tax collections for twc county in
February totaled SI 74,915.21, according
to the tax collector's report presented at
the county commissioner's meeting last
The tax levy for this fiscal year is
S823.521.I4 with S563.697.18 collected
so far. A balance of $268,294 remains to
be collected. _
Annual collections are exceeding
estimates of revenue in some areas, as of
Jan. 31, 1970. On intangible tax general
funds S2,118.76 more has been received
than the estimated SI 300. Other
revenues that have exceeded estimates are
debt service by $94.19: county poor by
S60.29; welfare by $156.16: jail fees by
$2,198.68: malt beverages by $6,050.87
and privilege license by $293.58.
Reve- ie f'om the ABC board so far is;
$13,220 below estimates. Total revenue is;
estimated at $502,196.71 with
$381,927.88 received to date. A balance
of $120,268.83 remains.
A minor traffic accident occurred
Sunday at the corner of South Main and
East Central when the car driven by
James Howard Bass of Wake Forest was
struck in the rear by a car driven by
See ACCIDENT. Page 11
Hoke Children Get Aid
At Fayetteville Clinic
Children from Hoke County wit!
developmental problems can get helj
from the Developmental Evaluatior
Clinic in Fayetteville, one of 11 suet
clinics in North Carolina. It wai
established primarily to serve the childrer
of Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke
Lee, Moore, Robeson, Sampson anc
Miss Mabel McDonald, director of the
Hoke County Department of Social
Services, is a member of the advisory
board for the clinic.
Several children from Hoke have beer
referred to the clinic since it was begur
about three years ago, she said.
The clinic provides complete diagnostic
services to children who may be mentally
retarded or have other developmental
problems. It helps train persons from
many professions in the evaluation and
care of these children and it assists
communities in defining the needs and
providing resources that will enable these
children to develop to their fullest
The clinic is open to children from
birth to 12 years old who have any delay
in development whether it is physical,
social or intellectual. Four and five year
old children are given priority since they
are nearing school age. Also given priority
are those whose problems need the
services of a multi - discipline team.
Application may be made directly to
the clinic by the family or a child may be
referred by an agency or doctor. After
application is made, a general information
blank is given to the family to fill out.
The next step is a preadmission
conference with the parents. At this time,
it will be determined how the clinic may
best meet the needs of the child and his
Summaries from physicians,
psychologists, schools, health
departments and other agencies from
which the child has received services or
See CLINIC, Page II
Hoke High Booster
Club To Meet Tues.
Hoke High Booster Club will meet
Tuesday night March 17 at 7 p. m. in the
Coaches Room of Hoke High School,
Charlie Hottel, president, announced.
Plans for the annual awards banquet to
be held May 22 in the school gym will be
Homer Rice, athletic director of the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
will speak at the meeting.
Also. Raz Autry, principal, will
challenge tl?e club to improve track
facilities and toilets at the new stadium.
Every member is urged to attend.
Ninety-Six Classes ^
Woman's Club Plans
For Big Horse Show
SHOW HOPEFULS - Hone owners Hoping to come home with a trophy are making plans for the Roe ford Woman's Club Horse
Show March 28. Ready for the event are (left to right) Kelly Brown and her pony Rusty; Kathy Leach and jogger and Jessica
Hubbard with her horse Leo's Squirt.
Board Raises Law Salaries
Sheriffs department salaries were
raised for next year in a special meeting
of the county commissioners last
The sheriffs salary was raised from the
present 58,020 to 58,800. Sheriff D. M.
Barrington had requested a raise of
Deputies were given raises ranging from
SI65 to $400 a year to bring the
minimum deputy's salary to S4200 and
the maximum to S5800.
Sheriff Barrington had requested larger
increases in each case. He pointed out at
the commissioner's meeting Mar. 2. that
Hoke County law enforcement salaries
were below those paid in other North
Carolina counties of similar size. He also
noted that law enforcement otticers are
not paid for working on holidays and
off-days as those in many other counties
In other action, the commission
approved funding three students in the
Pace program and approved the addition
of power steering on the bookmobile for
an added cost of S180.
The sixth annual Horse Show
sponsored by Raeford Woman's Club will
affer ninety - six classes in English and
Western and Quarter horse divisions
March 28 at Stanton Farms Show Rings.
Mrs. J. M. Andrews of Rt. I, Red
springs, is serving for the third year as
:hairman. Mrs. Truman Austin of
Kaeford is co-chairman
A recognized American Quarter Horse
show will be featured in Ring Two
jeginning at 9 a. nt. under the
management of C. W. "Sonny" Minges.
aationally known AQHA exhibitor,
areeder and judge. Minges, of
sayetteville, is president of the North
Carolina Quarter Horse Association and
past vice - president of the North Carolina
Cutting Horse Association. He also served
as secretary to the NCQHA in 1957. He
managed the AQHA division for the
Raeford show last year.
Harold Brite of Cletnmons will judge
the 29 Quarter Horse classes. Ring master
for the Quarter horse show will be Bobby
F. C'oates of Fayetteville,
An English and Western show will be
featured in Ring One. Sixty - seven classes
will be shown in three sections one will
begin at 9 a. m., one at 1 p. m. and the
evening show at 7 p. m.
Classes are scheduled for three and five
gaited horses and ponies, pleasure horses,
walking horses, Arabians, and western
horses of all types. Barrel racing, pole
bending and pick up classes, always
popular with young riders, are also
scheduled. There will also be roadster
classes, a class for open working hunters
and one for open jumpers.
Bill Becker of Eastover. S. C. will judge
the English and Western show. Phil Diehl
and Harold Gillis will be ring masters and
T. N. Ingraham of Fayetteville will be the
announcer for the English and Western
Winners in stake classes will take home
more than S2.000 and all other classes
will be awarded trophies and ribbons.
Committee chairmen for the event are;
Mrs. Neil Senter, sponsors; Mrs. Charles
Hostetler, publicity; Mrs. Walter Coley,
program; Mrs. Neill McFadyen,
hospitality; Mrs. Mike Wood, tickets; Mrs.
Laurie McEachern. awards; Mrs. Julian
Weight and Miss Josephine Hall,
concessions and Mrs. All red txach,
Veterinarians lor the show will be Dr.
Knox lewis. Red Springs and Di. Milton
Jordan. Fairmont. G. IXruglas Cobb of
Gibsonville, will be the show farrior.
Secretaries will be Miss Peggy Belliune
of Raeford and Mrs. Geoigia B. Minges ol
Fayetteville. Mrs. Helton Wright will be
the show treasurer.
I nines w ill he accepted through March
20 and should be mailed to Mrs. j. M.
Andrews at K't. !. Red Springs.
Mistrial In Lentz Case
In Superior Civil Court
A mistrial was declared by Judge
Hamilton H. Hobgood of Superior Civil
Court when the jury failed to reach a
verdict in the suit of James C. Lentz vs.
Jack Haynes Lentz. No date has been set
for a new trial.
Superior Civil Court ended last
Thursday with most of the cases
dismissed or continued
Another case of James C. Lentz vs.
Jeanne Lentz Mclnnis (Hepworth) and
Joe Hepworth was continued. Also
continued was the suit of John Dunk
McNeill, administrator of the Mary Jane
McNeill estate vs. Preston Moore and Lois
Judge Hobgood transferred the motion
in the cause of condemnation proceedings
for Town of Raeford vs. A.K. McGirt. et
al to be heard before the Clerk of
The other cases on the docket were
Democratic Congressional candidate
Charles C. Rose of Fayetteville will be
guest speaker at the regular meeting of
the Raeford Kiwanis Club tonight at
The Fayetteville attorney is seeking the
Democratic nomination tor the U.S.
House of Representatives from the
Seventh Congressional District in the May
2 Democratic Primary
Rose is the former Chief District Court
Prosecutor for the District Courts of
Cumberland and Hoke Counties He is the
immediate past president of the Young
Democratic Clubs of North Carolina
Rose, who is a Kiwanian, is the current
Chairman of the Cumbe.land County
Mental Health Authority, a member of
the Fayetteville ? Fort Bragg \imy
Advisory Committee, President of the
Cumberland County Chapter of the
North Carolina Symphony Society, a
director and vice ? president of the United
Health Services of North Carolina He is a
member of the North Carolina State Bar
and the Cumberland County Bar
Association He is a life ? long member of
the First Presbvterian Church of
A graduate of Davidson College and
the University of North Carolina Law
School He is married to the former Sara
Richardson of Monroe and they have one
Lent And Wood
To Be Interviewed
David Lent and Allen Wood, selected
among one hundred other finalists tor the
University of North Carolina's 1970
distinguished scholarship awards, will
attend interviews at the Chapel Hill
campus Friday and Saturday
Scholarships ranging from S400 to
S1200 per academic year, based on
individual financial need, wili be awarded
tacit of the candidates will be given some
type ot financial aid tot study at the
Scholarships to be presented dining the
weekend competition include the William
A Whitakcr. Josephus Daniels. Andrew
Bershak Interfratcrnity . John W Graham.
Alcoa. Elizabeth K Jordan. General
Motois. Herbert Worth Jackson,
Stonewall Jackson and '.lie newly .
established James M. Johnson awards.
The interviews will begin Friday
afternoon in the faculty lounges ot the
Mootehcad Building and will continue
through Saturday. A banquet tor the
finalists, faculty members, the (acuity
committee on scholarships, aw aids and
student aid. and members ot the
administration will be held Fnday night
at the Carolina Inn.
Representatives of the University's
professional depaitmcnts and schools will
be available for career information on
Here March 18
A pint v.l blood is needed everyday by
someone in llokc County Clyde
I'pclturch. director ol lloke County's
Bloodmobile operations said.
"We used 34 pints during Januaryhe
said "It oui blood usage icmains the
same as it has in the past, see need about
a pint a day to keep up ivuh the
Bloodmobile wili be >n Kacloid March
I k jt the Methodist ( lunch I Mini I I a. m.
to 4 30 p. m. to collect blood donations
Horn the county
"We need about 100 pints this tune to
hold us until the June visit.' ' Lp dun eh
Blood has been ?e:.l to ( ape | eai
Valley Hospita . Moviie Memorial. North
( arolu.a Mci'i'iiai and Scotland
Menionjl llosp ta.. lie vvid.
Buihiigtoi, Worsted. Kae'ord Turkey
harm and I v. \ I laslie will participate m
live Jnve next week A meet I up ol Hoke
County bloodmobile oliieials and
industiy representatives vvas held
Wednesday night to develope schedules
tor blood donations that would miuimi/C
interruptions to noinial production
Mrs lisin (iirric joined the stall i>l lire
Department off Social Services March 2.
Miss Mabel McDonald, department
director, announced this week.
Mrs. ( urne is replacing as typist Mrs.
IX-laine Uuie. who resigned recently tor