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VOI.llMK I.XV MjMHKH 49 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA S4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY Till HSDA^ . APR 11. 16. 1970
f Around Town 1
BY SAM MORRIS
The concert last Sunday night at the
Raeford Presbyterian Church was given
before a standing room only audience. All
comments about the concert have been
good and we expect that another oqc will
be held next spring. Congratulations to
Josef Privette for bringing this concert to
the people of Hoke County.
The annual feed last Thrusday by the
Hoke High Key Club seemed like a
political rally with all the candidates
moving from table to table. The event as
usual was a success and the politicians
were an added attraction.
A note from Jean McNeill Harris of
Fayettevilje follows and is self
"The death notice in the April 9th
issue of your paper slated that John
Helton McNeill was a brother of my
father, the late Clifford McNeill. This is
incorrect. Bellon McNeill was a first
cousin of Clifford McNeill. Please make
We have received many letters and
telephone calls about the pictures and
write up in this column concerning
Raeford Institute. We will report on these
letters and calls this week and next week
will continue with more pictures and
comments about the old school.
The first person to identify everyone in
the graduating picture was Miss Beatrice
Sinclair, who was a member of the 1907
class. This was Thursday of last week.
On Friday we received a letter from
W.T. (Will) McLean of Clinton. He was
also a member of the class.
Miss Sinclair and Mr. McLean are the
only members of the class now living. We
will report from Mr. McLean's letter:
"We note the picture of the graduating
class of Raeford Institute of 1907 and
being a member of that class, we wish to
identify the members of the class as
Front row left to right.
!. Daniel Archie McNeill. Presbyterian
miniiter. Chaplain of the Army . 2. Will T.
McLean, businessman of Clinton: 3. Paul
Dickson, insurance and newspaper
Second row: I. l.attie Rhodes,
secretary to President of Meredith
College: 2. Beatrice Sinclair, very much
alive, native of Raeford; 3. Annie
McKeithan. married James Poole.
Back row: I. John McCioogan. first
Supt. Public schools for Hoke County: 2.
Ben J. McGoogan, Medical doctor and
lived in Morven: 3. Hector McDiarmid.
Presbyterian minister." v
Mr. McLean also writes:
"The picture of the ll>07 graduating
class of Raeford Institute was taken on
the front steps of the residence of Prof.
John A. McLeod which was built off the
school campus and just back of the
Presbyterian Church. And if my memory
serves us correctly, Prof. McLeod resigned
as principal of Raeford Institute at the
end of the Spring term of l'J07 and
accepted the position of Supt. of the
public schools of Moore County.
"Mr. Summers and his staff of teachers
began their year of school work with the
fall term of 1007 ? ll)08 school year. The
music teacher whose family name was
blurred, later married Mr. Willie Brown
McQueen, who was first Clerk of Superior
Court for Hoke County. Probably
someone has an old catalogue from which
you can secure her named spelled
"It is interesting to have happenings
which occurred in the past brought to the
attention of your readers.
Hope that you continue reminding
your readers of things that happened in
and around Raeford since 1805 to the
On the same subject a letter from Mrs.
Mary David nee Mary McDuffie of
Richmond. Va. states:
"I think your missing teacher was Mrs.
Willie B. Hasselcus. who married Willie
Brown McQueen and the boy on the left 1
think was Daniel Archie McNeill of the
"Your photo of Raeford Institute is
very good I enjoy every issue of The
We wish to thank everyone who took
the time to write or call us If anyone can
add to the above information, please
write or call.
Four of the youths charged in the
recent break-ins in Raeford were brought
before District Court Judge Joseph
Dupree Friday. The fifth boy- was a
juvenile and was turned over to juvenile
authorities for disposition of his ease.
Fews Dwinnells, 16, of Fayeltcville,
was tried on the reduced charges of aiding
and abetting misdemeanor larceny and
aiding and abetting misdemeanor
breaking and entering. The slate
presented no evidence for the five counts
of felonious breaking, entering and
larceny and those charges were dismissed.
The testimony all centered around the
break-in and thefts from the home of
Sam Motley, then assistant police chief of
Raeford. No evidence was offered in the
Officer Motley testified that on March
7, while he was on duty, his home was
entered and ransacked and two pistols, a
pair of binoculars, some cash from a
piggy- bank a.ad iuholstcj^for on? of the
guns were stolen.
Police piief L.W. Stanton then said
thatiDrfguns had been recovered by the
CiKfibcrland County Sheriffs department
and read a statement from Dwinnells
describing how he had driven the other
youths charged in the acts to Raeford and
had let them out of his car in front of the
Dwinnells was found guilty and was
sentenced to 18 months suspended for
3Vi years with 3Vi years probation. He
was given the special condition that he
pay Motley $50 for damages and that he
remain in school during his probation.
Dwinnells was described as a B student in
high school. His lather, who has been
serving in Vietnam, was home on
Gary Williams and Howard Man
Headden, both 17 - year ? olds from
Fayctievillc, waived a preliminary hearing
on live counts of felonious breaking and
entering and larceny and wcte bound over
for grand jury action. Bond on each was
set at $1500 to cover all five cases.
The charge of receiving stolen goods
was dismissed against Joseph M. Davis.
17, of I'ayettcville. after the stale asked
for a not pros. .
State's Adjutant General
Visits Local Guard Unit
The home of A.E. McGirt of 202 1:.
Prospect Ave. won the Yard - of - the -
Week award while the April Clean-up
campaign was concentrated in the
northeast section of Raeford this week.
Honorable mention yards were those
of R.W. Dixon of Edinborough Street and
Jesse Gulledge, also of Edinborough.
The Cub Scouts provided other clean -
up activities for that area by clearing the
trash and broken glass from the ball park
in the Robbin's Heights area and by
cleaning away cans and trash that had
accumulated at the swimming hole on
Rockfish Creek since the Boy Scout clean
- up there a month ago.
Cub Scout Dens One, Two and Three
participated in the effort.
The students and faculty at Upchurch
School held a school beautification day
Wednesday. They planted shrubs around
the grounds near the sixth grade building
and resceded the grass. All the shrubs on
the school grounds were pruned and all
trash was hauled away.
Inside the school, flower arrangements
were made for the tables in the cafeteria
and bulletin boards throughout the
school helped carry out the clean - up
Next week, the southeast section of
Raeford south of Edinborough Street and
east of Main Street will be emphasized in
the clean - up effort. Two large, plastic
bags are available to each family from the
city. They may be picked up at C ity Hall.
TOT GUARDSMAN ~ The Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard,
Maj. Gen. /'red /.. Davis, visited the armory at Raeford Tuesday, and was welcomed by
llnal officials. Shown left to right are CPT. Fred I.. McKemie, Mayor John K. McNeill,
_ trJf.taj. Gen. Davis. T.C. Jones, chairman of the county board oj commissioners, and
9J.rC F.dwin D. Newton. ?
Major General l ent L. Davis. Tire
Adjutant General of North Carolina. |
made his lust oflieial visit in that
capacity to Raefoid this week.
Geneial Davis was at the National
Guard armory Tuesday morning. April
14. The aintory housed the headquarters
of the 2d Batllion. 252d Armor. 30th
Infantry Division, commanded by Ll.
Col. I'dwin D. Newton ol Fayeltevillc,
and Headquaiters Company ol' the 2d
Battalion. 252d Aimoi. commanded by
("apt. Fred L. McKen/ie ol Southern
Among those who welcomed General
Davis weie two former battalion
commanders. William Lamont and Paul
Dickson: Mayor John K. McNeill. Jr.,
John Gaddy. town manager-. L..W.
Stanton, chief of police: Sheriff D.M.
Barringlon: Representatives Neill I..
McFadyen and Roger Hail. Younger
Snead, Jr.. president of the Chamber of
Commerce. Harold Gillis, chamber
manager and T.C. Jones, chairman of the
county board of commissioners.
Since being appointed the Adjutant
General February I, General Davis has
visited three-fourths of the National
Guard units in the Stale. He will continue
to spend two days a week visiting I lie
remaining North Carolina Army and Air
National Guard units, and mcelingGuard.
civic and community officials.
In making the rounds of the Guard
units, lie is afforded an opportunity to
observe day - to - day operations, the
physical plants and I lie overall
effectiveness of the units. The visits also
give local Guardsmen and civic leaders an
occasion to meet the new Adjutant
Noting that in his capacity as Adjutant
General he is answerable to Governor
Scott and the Stale of North Carolina
"for the efficient operation of the North
Carolina National Guaid." lie made these
See GltNFRAL, Page 11
Bad Check Cases Drop Ten Per Cent
Judge Joseph Dupree heard six
worthless check cases in District Court
Friday and advised prosecuting witnesses
that they should have sales tickets signed
by the defendant to substantiate any
more had check charges brought to court.
In a lengthy docket of 74 cases, the
eight worthless check cases listed
composed only 10 per cent of the docket,
a drop of more titan 10 per cent in the
number of had check charges usually
heard in court.
During the past lour weeks, worthless
check cases have made up from 22 lo 26
per cent of tire court docket, sometimes
outnumbering an> other kind of case.
Six cases were heard Friday. One other
case listed on the docket was paid in
Magistrate's court and the other listed
case was continued. Another charge was
also paid during the week before a
magistrate to make a total of eight
JO Yd. U'lUIS
Hoke High Students Get
National Guard Grants
Joyce Willis. d;iughier of Mr. and Mrs. ?
Clarence E. Willis, and Johnny Hot tel.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hottel. have
received scholarships front the North
Carolina National Guard Association
Educational Foundation. Inc.
Only four students in the state were
selected for the grants. Each scholarship
is for SdOO and is renewable for four
Joyce has been accepted to University
of North Carolina at Cliarlotte where she
will seek a BS in nursing. A good student
at school, she also holds a part-time job
after school and on Saturday as a
sales-clerk at Cato's She has been a
member of the Future Hontemakers of
America and enjoys sewing and outdoor
Johnny has been accepted at East
Carolina University at Greenville where
he will prepare lor a career in business.
While at Hoke High, he has been
interested in sports and has played on the
football, basketball and baseball teams.
He is also a Key Club member and sings
in the school chorus
worthless check cases being handled in
Hoke County litis week.
Judge Dupree saved the bad check
cases until the end of court, leaving the
defendants and prosecuting wintesses
sitting through the rest of the docket
before being heard.
Most of the defendants pleaded guilty.
Robert McGregor, accused by Florence
Peterson of giving her a worthless check
for was assessed court costs and
ordered to pay the check.
Conwell Cobb, who pleaded guilty, was
given a suspended 30 day sentence and
ordered to spend the next four weekends
in jail for a worthless check of $39.81 to
Bobby Locklcar. He was also assessed
court costs and jail fees.
Bobby Blue, who had been released
front work camp that morning after
serving for another offense, was
sentenced to 30 days in jail for a
worthless check to Freddie Brceden for
SSI.03. Blue gave notice of appeal and
had bond set at $300.
Mrs. J.W. Grainger was ordered to pay
court costs and the check for S73.05 to
Raeford Department Store.
J. H. Tillman was given a 30 day
suspended sentence, fined S10 and costs
and ordered to pay the check of S83.32
for giving a worthless check to D. Gary
The only defendant to plead not guilty
to a worthless check charge was Hubert
Peterkin of Raeford. who contended that
he did not remember ever writing a check
to Florence Peterson and that he did not
owe her the amount claimed. S96.40. as
the last bill he had received was for only
S30. Judge Dupree asked Mrs. Peterson
for tickets showing that Peterkin owed
that amount, however Mrs. Peterson said
she did not have her customers sign
tickets for merchandise. Peterkin was also
asked to sign his name on eight slips of
paper and Judge Dupree examined the
signatures on each. Peterkin was found
guilty and ordered to pay the check and
court costs, however, Mrs. Peterson was
advised to keep signed receipts in the
future. Peter'tin was also sentenced to 6
months with capias or commitment to
issue at any time during the rcxt 3 years
.1 I.I.I:A KfcWD
DAMD /./.A T
Wood, Lent Awarded
New UNC Scholarshios
Allen Wilton Wood and David Roy
Lent of Raeford have been selected one
of the first James M. Johnston
Indergraduaic Scholars at the I niversity
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. William
M Geer. director of ?tudcnt aid.
announced this week.
Lent, sot' of Mr. and Mrs Roy G. Lent
of Rt. 1. Raeford. is first in Ins class at
Hoke High and Wood, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Allen W. Wood, Jr.. of X35 E.
Prospect Ave., is second in the senior
Lent is president of the Beta Club,
president of the French Cluh.
vice-president of the Chess Club and a
member of the Student Council, the
Science Club and Future Teachers of
America. He is an tagle Scout ana a
member of the school gull team. He atSv*^
participated in the National Science
Foundation summer program, attended
the Governor's School, won the
_ Chemistry Award and was selected as a
finalist in the National Merit Scholarship
program. He plans to major in
mathematics at UNC
Wood is president of the Student
Council and is active in the Pep Club,
ocu v lun, r>p;imsil v. inn. Key I lun antJ
Future Tcachets ol' America. He is a stall'
member ol' the school yearbook and plays
football, basketball and track, lie is also a
Hoy Scout jnd leaches Sunday school. In
addition, he won recognition Irom the
N'.C. Council of Teachers, won the
Woodman of the World History Award,
the William Randolph Hearst Foundation
award, was a I'.S. Senate Youth Program
Winner, a Morehead Nominee, a finalist
for the Angier R. Duke Scholarships and a
National Merit semifinahst. He plans to
major in business administration.
The new scholarship fund was
established by the late James M.
Johnston, who was born near Chapel Hill
and who attended UNC before going to
Washington to make a lortunc in
investment banking. He left the
stipulation for the annual S500,(X)0
scholarship program in his will. Awards
will range up to S2.I00 annually for
North Carolinians and up to S2,'X)0 for
out-ol state students.
Any student qualified for admission to
UNC. as an undergraduate or as a student
in the Nursing School, is eligible for the
National Library Week Being Observed In Hnke v 4nril, I
Read any good books lately? During
National Library Week, from April 12-18.
the local librarians and the committee of
North Carolinians for Better Libraries.
Inc.. hope the answer to that question is
Tire Hoke County library has about
21.000 books front which to choose. Mr*.
Lee Cameron, librarian said and if the
county library doesn't have the right
book. she can order it front the State
Library. The local library is connected
with the Stale offices by a direct line.
Mri. Cameron can get information from
the State reference library or ?he can
request material and books to be sent on
loan to the Hoke library.
The library on Klwood Street also has a
large assortment of newspapers and
ntaga/ines for reference. The New York
Times and Wall Street Journal as well as
North Carolina papers are received daily.
About 40 different magazines, with
back copies for several years, arc kept in
the files^ Mis. Cameron said Students
writing term papers often find these
helpful, she said.
The library can also get Hints and film
strips from the state library to show to
clubs and organizations from the state
Mrs. Cameron and a purl-time assistant.
Mrs. Raymond Maxwell, staff the
Raeford library. In addition, there are
two part-time bookmobile drivers and
two students who help in the library
Several yeais ago the library was
redecorated, using funds raised in a
special drive and also money from the
Library's Memorial Fund.
Since then, the Library Boaid has been
exploring ways of obtaining a new
library. So far, several lots lor a new
building have been inspected and
approved by an official from the state
library but there is no money available
for the project.
This year, the library had an operating
budget of S 10.825. provided by the city
of Raeford. Hoke County and overdue
fines. The money is provided hv ABC
funds and other nun- tax items since a
library tax was voted down in 1962.
A new fund was established in January
for the library called the 0 (for
opportunity) Kund. Together with the
Memorial Fund, it will toe used to
improve the present library and, if
possible, to help provide new facilities.
The library is open six days a week
from 9-5:30 and on Monday night from