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The Hoke County Now*- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXV NUMBER 47 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, APRIL 2. 1970
BY SAM MORRIS
The program on drug abuae, sponiored
by the Home Extension Clubs and the
County Ministers' Association, will be
held tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at
the Raeford Elementary School.
A film will be shown and several
speakers will be on the program. This
program will be worth your time to
The old picture we ran in the paper last
week has caused some comment and
brought forth a telephone call or two.
Bifi Andrews called and said the driver
in the picture we identified as 'Red' was
Red Brooks and lived at Hope Mills
during the time the picture was taken.
Bill stated that he ran around with him
during the time Red was driving for the
appraisal committee. Mac Letter said that
the landowner had been identified as a
Ray. We do know that the family name,
Ray was among those that lived in the
reservation. Some other family names
were Chapped and McDufTie.
It has also been called to our attention
that a daughter of B.R. Gatlin is also
living in Raeford. She is Mrs. W.E.
Freeman, who has two daughters living
here. They are Mrs. Crawford Thomas
and Mrs. Duncan McFadyen.
Maybe others will send more
information concerning the picture or the
We received ? letter thii week from
Julian B. McKeithan, Reeford native, who
now lives at Leland. The letter follows:
To the Editor:
Two weeks ago I read in the paper that
H.R. McLean was talking about a former
resident of Raeford having to move hit
trucks from hit home, which was on
Elwood Avenue. I do not know the truck
driver in question, but they made me
mote my trucks and the way I feel is.
What is good for the goose is good for the
gander, so 1 agree with Mr. McLean that
the truck should be made to move out of
the residential area.
Also to the Editor:
We look forward to getting The
News-Journal each week. In a way it it
like getting a letter, at we know all the
The most I mist about Raeford is the
bull session that we had at 6 a.m. at the
Elk Restaurant. The members were
Robert Gatlin, Mitchell Epstein, Sam
Morris, J.D. McMillian. Clayton Buoyer,
James Baker, John T. Haire and Bill and
Joe Upcliurch, and if lie didn't oversleep,
the editor Paul Dickson would attend.
In those sessions these men weie,.aa~
suthority on everything.
We have a bull session down here and
they thought 1 would be a greenhorn, but
with lessons I learned from my former
teachers, 1 was a Veteran.
We would say that Julian made some
of ua veterans of a bull session. He did
omit two of the finest bull artists in Hoke
County. They are Clyde Teal and Basil
Boyles, also from Jackson Street.
Don't forget the Fish Fry at the Fire
House in Rockflah, this coming Saturday,
April 4th. Plates will be served for dinner
and supper to eat there or take away.
Come and heij) tlie Rockfish Fire
Department and they will help you.
Home Furniture Sold
To Heilig-Meyers Co,
Heillg-Meyert Furniture Company,
with home offloei in Richmond, Va., hu
recently bought the Home Furniture
itorei in Racford and Red Spring*. r~
The tale wu completed March 16.
Elmer R. Parnell, who lies managed the
Raeford Home Furniture Store for the
past 18 yeart, will continue us manager
for Heilig-Meyers. He it an elder at Centre
Presbyterian Church. Parnell it married to
the former Virginia Livingilon of Red
Sprinp and they have one daughter.
Theft Of Wire
Two thefts of copper wire were
reported to the Hoke County Sheriffs
department by Carolina Power and Light
During the pest week, lite power
company has luat 6,000 feet of copper
cable wire in night ? time thefts in the
Antioch section of Hoke County. Sheriff
DJ4. Harrington said.
The first theft, of 3,000 feet, happened
March 27 and the second 3.000 feet of
wire was stolen Monday night or early
Tuesday morning, lie Mid.
The company Is resirknging the power
lines in that mction of the county, Sheriff
Barrington Mid. The win was cut from
the poles after workmen left for the
CLEARING OUT - The old Laurinburg and Southern depot Is coming down to clean
up the area around the tracks near South Main and the old laurinburg Highway. The
railroad is tearing down two old buildings that have not been used in recent years.
Judge Eyes Check Ilolding
In Worthless Check Case
Judge Joseph Duprcc made good lus
promise to Hoke County grocery and
service station operator Bobby Lockiear
not to collect the amount on worthless
checks brought to District Court and
instead began a crackdown on the
practice of holding blank signed checks
"I'm going to put a stop to something
that's going on in this community if 1
hive to put two or three people out of
business,' Judge puprec said.
* Last week in District Court, Judge
Dupree told Lockiear and Iris partner,
Billy Parks, that they would have to
collect their checks by civil means.
Bobby Lockiear was the prosecuting
witness in a worthless check case against
Robert M. Graham, who was charged
with giving a worthless check for S50.87
to Lockiear and one for S100 to Floyd
Judge Dupree had Lockiear take an
oath and then he asked him, "Have you
ever taken in a check signed but blank to
hold over somebody's head for
"No sir," Lockiear answered.
Graham was also sworn in.
"Did you sign this check in blank
during the period you bought groceries
from this man?" Judge Dupree asked.
Jennie, who will graduate from Pembroke
State University this year
The Red Springs manager is Harry L.
Boyd, who has been with Heihg-Mcycrs
tor tlte past 8 years. He is married to the
former Janic Harrell of Tarboro and they
have three children.
Hyman Meyers, president of
Hcilig-Meyers. said that new lines of
famous name merchandise will be added
to the two stores and that all departments
will be enlarged with a wide selection in
ull styles and periods of furniture.
Hcilig-Mcycrs. which recently merged
with Thornton Stores of Suffolk. Va..
now operates 30 stores in North Carolina
The Itouse and store belonging to Roy
Long were broken into Sunday afternoon
while tlte family was ^trending the
funeral of Long's brotliei. Paul Long.
About S7S in cosh and two pistols - a
.32 Smith and Wesson und a .22 Harrison
and Richards - were taken in the
Tha break ? in was investigated by
officers from the Raeford Police and
Hake County Sheriffs department
"Yes sir," he said.
Solicitor Lacy Hair then told the court
that the writing on the check indicated
that it was not Tilled in by the maker.
Locklear said that he fills in the amount
April has been named North Carolina
Poultry Products Month and Mayor John
K. McNeill Jr. issued a proclamation
Friday toTuakCit official in Raeford.
Poultry industry leaders Leonard
Fraltm. of House of Raeford Turkey
plant; Wyatt Upchurch, of Upchurch
Turkey Farm and Tom Cameron of
Upchurch Milling Company were on hand
for the signing of the proclamation.
In income by commodities, the
production of commercial broilers in
North Carolina is second only to tobacco.
North Carolina is fourth in the nation m
commercial broiler production.
An estimated three fourths of a million
turkeys a year are raised in this area.
House of Raeford processes from 75 to
80 million pounds of turkey a year,
A new processing plant being built by
Upchurch Milling in Robeson County will
provide aboul 200 new jobs, Cameron
said. House of Raeford now employs
approximate.) 800 poeple.
Mayor McNeill issued the following
WHEREAS, the poultry industry is an
extremely worthwhile industry in the
State of North Carolina; and
WHEREIN, eggs are being laid, broilers
are being processed, the turkey mdistry
is expanding, and thousands of people are
employed in the poultry industry;and
WHEREAS, commercial broiler
production is second only to tobacco in
North Carolina income by commodities;
WHEREAS. North Carolina ranks
fourth among the states in production of
commercial broilers, and
WHEREAS. North Carolina ranks
fourth among the states in egg
production, and egg production in 1968
amounted to over 3.032.000.000: and
WHEREAS. North Carolina ranks third
among the states in production of turkeys
as production in 1968 totaled over
WHEREAS, chickens, turkevs. and
eggs are of great importance to the State's
economy and its people: and
WHEREAS, the poultry industry in
Raeford. and the surrounding community
is of great mtporlance to our economy
and our people.
IT IS. NOW. THEREFORE,
proclaimed that the month of April.
1970. be known as poultry Products
Month in City of Raeford in honor of this
important, vital, and fantastic business
known as the "hnittrv Industry."
on 90 per cent of the checks lie takes in.
Judge Duprec then told him he wanted
the maker to till in the amount on any of
the checks lie brought to court.
Graham also told the judge that he had
had to sign the check in order to buy
groceries on credit from Locklcar.
After heating testimony from Locklcar
and Graham, Judge Duprce asked if there
was afiyone in the courtroom who had
given a blank signed check to Locklcar in
order to get credit from him. A woman in
the back of the courtroom, who gave her
name as Mrs. Helen Billingcr, raised her
hand and told the judge that she gave
Locklcar a signed blank clicck about
every two weeks as payinent for groceries
she had bought during that time.
Delaney testified that lie had received
the bad check from Graham in the mail as
a payment on a credit account.
Judge Duprec, saying there was a
striking difference in the circumstances of
the two cases, sentenced Graham to six
months in jail for the worthless check to
Delaney and an additional 30 days in jail
for the worthless check to Locklear.
Graham has appealed the two eases to
Superior Court. Bond was set at S2S0.
At the beginning of the court session,
Judge Duprec advised those who were
charged with worthless checks amounting
to less than SSO who intended to plead
guilty to pay the check in Magistrate's
Court as he intended to hand out jail
sentences in District Court.
Nine cases were paid in Magistrate's
Court this week.
In other worthless check cases in
District Court, Judge Dupree declared a
nol pros on a case against David
McAllister for a worthless check to
Florence Peterson as having the warrant
issued for the wrong person.
A case against Leon Carter for issuing a
worthless check to L.F. West was
continued until April 3 and subpoenas
were ordered for West and a cashier fiom
a Lumberton bank with deposit records
for Carter during 1969.
Benefit Ball Game
At Upchurch Friday
A basketball game between the Rescue
Squad and the Upchuich School faculty
will be played Friday night at 8 p.m. in
the Upchurch gym.
Proceeds will be u>cd by the Rescue
Squad toward the purchase of unothci
vehicle. Admission will be 35 cents and
Playing fur tire Rescue Squad will be
Billy Scott. Bobbv Baker. Bill Parker.
Johnny Melton. Jimmy Riley. "Red"
Hubert Davis. Terry Bullock. Johnny
Smith. Charles Tew. Rudolph Hendrix.
Earl Conoly. and Herbie Jackson.
Upchurch players will be W.K. Morgan.
Matt Cwynne. J.B. Dees. Jeff Campbell.
Steve Loibner. George McNeill and
Polls Open Three Weeks
To Register New Voters
A Yard ? of ? the ? Week will be
selected during each week of the April
clean ? up campaign, Miss Josephine Hall,
campaign chairman, announced.
The campaign will be concentrated
each in a different area of Raeford, with
the dividing lines at Main Street and
The areas are:
Northwest Raeford - April 6-11
Northeast Raeford --April 13-18
Southeast Raeford - April 20 - 25
Southwest Raeford ?? April 27 ? 30
The campaign committee mailed out
500 letters this week asking for
cooperation in the clean - up effort. Also
Miss Hall will distribute 500 large paper
bags to the school children at Raeford
Elementary, John W. McLauchlin, West
Hoke, Scurlock and South Hoke schools
to use for collection of trash on the
Jerry Goza, chairman of the Raeford
Jaycces, has arranged with merchants in
town to feature a paint sale during the
Two old railroad buildings, including
the Laurinburg and Southern Railroad
depot, are being torn down now to clean
up that area around the tracks, city
manager John Gaddy said. The Aberdeen
and Rockfish Railroad depot was painted
The city will concentrate on garbage
and trash collection each week in the
The J.W. McLauchlin. Scurlock and
West Hoke schools will hold pre - school
registration on Wednesday, April 8,
Thursday, April 9 and Wednesday. April
IS, 1970. Parents, who have children
entering the first grade next year are
asked to go by the school in their
attendance zone and register their child
on one of these dates, between 9:00 and
2:00. It is not necessary to bring the child
to school for this registration.
All children in North Carolina arc
required to be immunized against
diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough,
smallpox and poliomyelitis before the
child enrolls in school. Children entitled
to enrollment in school for the 1970 ? 71
school year must have reached their sixlh
birthday before October 16, 1970.
Parents are requested to bring a birth
certificate and a complete record of
immunization to pre ? school registration.
A complete physical examination is
required before a child enters school m
September. Physical examination blanks
may be secured at the school on
registration day and returned to the
school when the examination iV
The principals of each of these schools
urgently request that all children be
completely registered yn one of the above
dates. This pre ? school registration is tnc
only way they can determine the
anticipated enrollment and the need for
teachers, classrooms and equipment for
next yeai first grade enrollment.
The voter registration books will be
open Saturday at the polling place in each
Hoke County precinct for registration in
the primaries May 2, John S. Poole,
chairman of the board of elections, said.
The books will be open each Saturday
April 4. II and IK for registration and
challenge day will be held April 25. lie
Voters in the May 2 election must be
registered. Those who have registered to
vote in Hoke County in the last few years
are still carried on the books, he said, and
do not need to register again.
There will be both a Democratic and a
Republican primary this year. Voters
must register as a member of a party and
may vote in the primary of that party
only, he said.
The only candidates on the Republican
ballot will be for the U.S. House of
Listed on the Democratic ballot will be
candidates for the offices of board of
education, county commissioners, sheriff,
coroner, clerk of the court. District Court
Judge, Solicitor of Superior Court,
Superior Court Judge, N.C. House of
Representatives. N.C. Senate, and U.S.
House of Representatives.
Voters may register at the following
places: Precin.: , Places and
Allendale, Allendale Community
Hmisi' W.L. Roper; Anlioch. Antiocli
Community House, Mrs. Titanic B.Cillis:
Blue Springs. South Hoke School, J.R.
Hendrix; Buclian, Odom's Store, Mrs.
C.G. OtfDm; McCain, Ashemont
Community House, James Nixon; Puppy
Cieck, Puppy Creek Community House,
(Wayside) Mrs Almeta C. Parker.
Racford No. I, Hoke County
Courthouse. Mary Lee Mathcrly; Raeford
No. 2, Hoke County Office Building, Mrs.
R.A. Matheson; Raeford No. 3, Hillcrcst
Fire Station, Mrs. Earl Conoly; Raeford
No. .4, Hoke Civic Center, Mis. letitia
Co?fotyf Raelw.d No. 5, t'f ?eh
School, Miss Doris McAllister.
Roekfish. Rockfish Community House,
B.B. Bostic; Stonewall, Stonewall
Communit> House. Mrs. Kathleen Jones.
Water System Meeting Held
The Hillcrcst-Scurlock water
distribution system moved a step closer
to realization Monday night when area
residents voted to apple for an FMA loan
for construction and employed the
Lumbcrton engineering firm of Kooncc
and Nobles to make a feasibility study of
A meeting at the llillcrcst Fire Station
Monday night drew about 40 residents of
the area in spite of the cold, wet weather.
chairman Smith Mclnms said.
An application lor a Farmer's Home
Administration loan of S 100,000 will be
made, based on an estimated 100 water
users. However, the final amount of thc<.,
loan will be determined by the actual
number of users and construction costs,
Mclnnis urged those at the meeting to
continue to solicit support of the water
system from the residents in that area.
Horse Show Draws Entries
From Coast To Mid-West
The Racfoid Woman's Club chalked up
another successful horse show Saturday,
with a good crowd out to see the 194
entries that came from as far away as
Missouri. Ohio and New Jersey.
The Quarter Horse show attracted
entries from the farthest distance, but
horses from North and South Carolina.
Virginia and Georgia competed in the
English and Western show.
A laigcr entry than expected in the
Quarter Horse show ran those classes
overtime and delayed the bcuinnmv of
the F.nglish and Western championships
Several Moke County horses and riders
placed in the competition.
Mrs. J.M, Andrews, chairman of the
show, said the ciowd was larger this year
than it was last year and expressed
appreciation to the show committees for
the hard work on the show.
The following arc winners in the
English and Western show. The Quarter
Horse winncis will be published in a later
S ?? I lorse Show Pane o
Ity.V.Y/.VG ARAB Uwirfiekl Xixitv,
proudly after whining the Arabian Baiter Oast