Proposed Zoning Ordinance Will Have Public Hearing On April 27
A new zoning ordinance to overhaul
the atatutei that have been in effect since
1962 ia now under consideration by the
Raeford Planning Board.
A public meeting to discuss the
changes will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m.
in Hoke County Court House.
A new ordinance is needed, city
officials say, to consolidate amendments
to the existing zoning ordinance; to
provide a district for mobile home parks;
to divide the current industrial district
into light industrial and heavy industrial
districts and to provide more adequate
guidelines for the zoning administrator,
board of adjustments, planning board and
As provided in the North Carotins
General Statutes, the zoning ordinance
will apply to the area within the city
limits of Raeford and to the territory
surrounding the city for one mile in all
If the regulations are adopted, all
individuals who intend to construct new
buildings or change the use of buildings
or land, or subdivide land in the ares will
be required to make an application for a
permit from the zoning administrator.
The application must also be
accompanied by two sets of plans drawn
to scale showing the actual dimensions
?nd shape of the lot, the existing
buildings and outlining the proposed
An application to change the zoning
map or ordinance may be submitted to
the planning board for consideration
three weeks before the scheduled meeting
date of the board. A S25 fee will be
charged by the city for applications to
change the regulations. The new
regulations will affect mobile homes
which are now permitted within
residential and industrial districts if they
are located in mobile home parks. The
proposed zoning ordinance recommends
that a mobile home park district be
established which would permit mobile
homes, service buildings for laundry,
sanitation and managerial facilities,
recreation buildings and recreation areas.
The new ordinance would also require
approval of the plans for a mobile home
development by the city council before
the peak could be developed.
The proposed zoning ordinance also'
recommends the establishment of light
industrial and heavy industrial districts.
Under the existing ordinance, all
industrial uses, regardless of their
characteristics, are permitted by any
existing industrial district.
In the new ordinance, there would be a
division of light and heavy industry based
upon the characteristics of each industry.
The light industrial district would be
established for industries which can be
operated with a relatively clean and quiet
manner, which may not become
obnoxious to adjacent homes or business
The heavy industrial district would be
established for these industries that by
their nature create some nuisance through
their emmission of odors, smoke, dust,
noise, light or vibrations.
Zoning ordinance! are designed to
provide a comprehensive plan for the
community, town manager John Caddy
said. Objectives of the new ordinance are
to lesson street congestion on the street!,
provide safety from Ores, panic and other
dangers, provide adequate light and ah:
prevent the overcrowding of land, avoid
congestion of population and facilitate
the adequate provision of transportation,
water, sewage, schools, parks and other
The proposed ordinance may be seen
at City Hall before the public hearing on
Around T own
BY SAM MORRIS
The memberi of the Raeford Kiwanis
Club at their weekly meeting lait
Thuraday night voted to underwrite a
rummer tennis instructional program for
boys and girls nine years old and up.
Wallace Hawkins, assistant personnel
manager for Raeford Worsted Plant, will
be the instructor. The course will run for
five weeks and will start the second week
in June. Two classes of 1V4 hours per
week will be taken by each participant.
The cost to each student will be SS.OO
for the course. A tournament will be held
at the end of the course. The Kiwanis
Club will defray the expense for tennis
balls and trophies to be given for the
winner of the tournament.
If you like to plsy tennis and waht to
excel at the game sign up for the summer
We will continue this week with our
writings of old Raeford Institute and will
use the 1907 catalogue brought in by
Robert Gatlin for our information:
The main building was a two ? story,
62 X 97 feet, conveniently arranged, well
? heated and lighted and equipped with
double separate patent desks, maps, etc.
On the first floor were six large rooms for
recitation and on the second floor were
two music rooms, a library, an art room
and an auditorium 60 X 62 feet. A piano
room was in a small building about 100
feet from the main building.
The boarding house was a two - story
building of nine rooms, having a large
dining room, school parlor and two
bedrooms on the ground floor, and girls'
Also were one cottage of two rooms,
one of three rooms and four of four
rooms each. Boys roomed in the cottages.
The charge for board, furnished room
and wood was S10 per month when paid
monthly, or $42.75 per half year, when
paid in advance. Some of the cottages had
cook rooms where the students could
prepare their own meals.
The discipline in 1907 has changed in
the past 63 years as we continue from a
part of the catalogue marked discipline:
Courtesy and kindness are the uniform
rule of the institution, and it is our aim to
manage the pupils, not bv force and
brutal treatment, but by and through the
combined elements of mutual respect,
confidence and love, with firmness, free
from the destestable and demoralizinR
system of espionage, cultivating a high
sense of honor, treating every pupil as a
lady or gentleman until the contrary
appears, then ridding the school of their
Each student must, upon entering
school, agree upon honor to abstain from
all intoxicating liquors and cigarettes; and
not to indulge in any game of chance
while a member of the school; and not to
visit any residence, shop, store, livery
stable, or other place of business away
from the campus, without tire consent of
the principal; and not to have in lus
possession, nor under his control, any
firearm or deadly weapon belonging to
himself or another, while on the school
ground; and no permit from parent,
guardian or any other person can release
the pupil from this pledge without the
consent of the principal ? and then only
for a specific time.
The catalogue states that entering
school is considered as an agreement to
the regulations. Violation means
The above is a big change from what
takes place on the campuses now. What
will be taking place in another 60 years.
Time will tell! '
From Nursing Home
Tl>e Raeford Garden Club's projec to
provide (lowers for Anthony's Nursing
home suffered a severe setback when a
number of the shrubs that were planted
last year were stolen April l>.
Four large a/alea bushes in full bloom,
a camellia bush and several other shrubs
were taken from the yard of the home.
Mrs. Truman Austin, club president, said.
The plants wera bought by tire club
from monay raited from the sale of
American flags. The Garden Club will try
to replant the area, she said.
The flowers wera all In bloom when
they were taken. Mra. Austin said, and
were be^^gpyed by the patients at the
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The Hoke County IS eves-Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal?Established 1905
Highway Commissioner Says:
Four Lanes Planned For U.S. 401;
Expected To Be Approved In July
Boy F aces
F or Attack
A 15 - year ? old boy was bound over
for action by the grand jury on charges of
felonious breaking and entering with
intent to commit rape and assault on a
female wftfV Inteht to oom&ut (ape.
A juvenile petition taps heard last
Friday by District Court Judge Joe
Dupree, who ruled that thetnatter would
be tried in adult Superior Court if a true
bill is returned by the grand jury.
The youth is still in Hoke County jail
under a S5000 bond which he has been
unable to post.
He is accused of attempting to rape a
Hoke County woman in her home April
14. He was hiding in her house when she
returned from taking her children to the
school bus, she said.
He was arrested later that morning at
Upchurch School, where he is a student.
Sheriff D M. Barrington and deputies
Harvey Young and Charlie Proctor
investigated the incident.
Dr. Howard Baueom of Goldsboro will
speak to members of the Hoke
Association for Retarded Children April
23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoke County
Dr. Baueom, a graduate of Hoke
County High School, attended Davidson
College and graduated from Pennsylvania
State University in 1945.
He Iras a vital interest in Mental
Retardation and has served in many areas
of the Held. He has been a member of the
board of directors and also president of
the Wayne County Clrapter of ARC.
Presently he is consultant to Tire
Development Training School in Wayne
Dr. Baueom is the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. J.A. Baueom of Raeford and a
brother of Mrs. Harry Harrison, Jr. He is
nranied to the former Nancy Pearce of
Philadelphia, Pa., and they have four
A place to dispose of old appliances
and other bulky items has been loaned
during the clean ? up campaign by
Timberland Woodyard, Roy Jackson,
ntanager of the woodyard informed city
manager John Gaddy this week.
Digging during construction of the
woodyard left a i large excavation in
which appliances and old metal may be
dumped. Gaddy said. Tire town will
enlarge the hole and recover it using the
bulldozer bought for the city dump. Ire
The clean ? up drive was concentrated
in the southeast section of Raeford this
week. Miss Lona Graham's yard on
tlwood Avenue was selected as Vard ? of
? the - Week with the yard of Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Childress on Jack on Street
getting lionorable mention.
Next week, the drive will concentrate
on the southwest area of Raeford. south
of bdinborough St. and West of Main
Street. The campaign ends nex| week.
DISTRACTED DRIVER - A soft drink cup that almost spilled distracted the attention of the driver, a 72-year old High Point
woman, ami led to this one-car accident near McCain Monday.
City Of Raeiord Applies
For Governor's Award
An application to be named a
"Ciovernor s Award Community" was
submitted by the Raeford Clumber of
Commerce in a meeting Tuesday with
officials from the Commerce and
Industry Division of the North Carolina
Department ol Conservation and
George Gold and David Batten, of the
C&D Department, accepted the city's
application for the award piogratu. The
target date for completion of the five
goals outlineifln the program was set for
May 18, the date of the Chamber of
Commerce's annual banquet.
The Governor's Award Program was
begun this year in an effort to help the
smaller communities of goals which will
place the community in a stronger
competitive position for the attraction of
industry and for general economic
Younger Snead. Jr., president of the
Chamber, has been named program co ?
ordinator and T B. Lester, county
manager, is organizational chairman.
Franklin Teal was appointed chairman of
the industrial sites committee: Miss
Josephine Hall is chairman of the
clean-up committee and John Caddy is
conducting the community audit
In order to receive the award, these
goals must he met
I. An industrial promotion
organization must be established for the
purpose of promoting the community for
industrial plant location if such an
organization is not already present in the
community. Also, a chattered
development corporation must exist that
is capable of financing the construction
of industrial buildings that can be leased
to industrial clients.
2. A community audit, listing the
assets and liabilities of the community,
must be conducted.
3. At least five industrial sites must be
available in the community. Three of
these must be served by a railroad.
4. Aii up - to ? date brochure or other
torm of promotional literature must be
prepared lor the community
5. An organized clean ? up. fix ? up
campaign, involving all sectois of the city,
must be conducted.
Raeford will be competing with cities
and towns with populations of from
3,001 to 7.000 If the city receives the
award, plaque will be presented to local
officials and Raeford will be listed with
the Department of Conservation and
Development for consideration in
attracting new industries.
Car Hits Pole;
A 72-year-old woman and her
passenger were injured when their car
struck a light pole on Highway 211 near
McCain Monday atternoon.
The driver, Ada Martin Lewis of High
Point, suffeied lace lacerations and her
passenger, lala Plison Bray, 62, also of
High Point, suffered a back injury.
They were admitted to Moore County
The driver told Highway Patrolman E.
W Cocn that the accident happened
when she attempted to prevent a soft
drink cup from tailing from the console
of the car.
Damages were estimated at SI200 to
the 1^69 Chevrolet and SI SO to the
No charges were filed in the accident.
Raeford Industries Observe Textile Month In Anril
North Carolina's textile industry, one
of the state's leading industries winch
employs 2.200 persons in Raeford. is
observing April as Textile Month
During the month. Raeford's three
textile concerns, Tex-Elastic. Burlington
Worsteds Dyeing and Raeford Plants, are
participating in Operation FUTURE, the
First United Textile Recruiting Effort.
Operation FUTURE is a joint effort of
textile companies to assist young people,
the unemployed and the underemployed
of this community to obtain challenging
and rewarding careers in textiles.
Mayor John K. McNeill. Jr. named
April as Textile Month in "recognition of
the textile industry's numerous past
contributions and its pro yen ability to
provide gainful and meaningful
North Carolina is the largest textile
producing state in the nation. Its plants
produce almost 25 per cent of all
broadwoven cotton goods in America,
more than one third of all man ? made
fiber fabrics, almost ten per cent of all
vsoolcn and worsted goods, nearly one
half of all cotton sales yarns and 50 per
cent of the nation's entire hosiery output.
Total sales of the U.S. textile industry
amount to more than S2I billion a year:
one fourth of this amount comes from
the sale of items produced in North
Some 278.000 North Carolinians are
emploscd by the 1.200 textile plants
located in 81 of the state's 100 counties.
Their annual pa> roll exceeds SI .4 billion.
The textile industry spent ?omc
SI79,000,000 for new and expanded
The construction of four lanes for U.S.
401 from Fayetteville to Raeford is
expected to be approved in July when the
new highway projects are presented.
Highway Commissioner Cltarlcs Dawk ins
told a group of city and county officials
He read from a letter written by Gov.
Bob Scott to a Raeford citizen which said
tliat although construction of four lanes
for 401 was not included in the present
program, Scott expected it to be included
in July when the new projects are
Dawkins also emphasized that he
hoped to let contracts for all projects that
are approved while he is highway
commissioner l%r (his district.
He announced that state road 1405 at
the turn - off to Raeford from 401 just
past Rockfish Creek would be widened
and a center lane for turning would be
A center turn lane would alio be added
to Harris Avenue at Bethel Avenue, he
A project to build traffic islands in
front of House of Raeford to control
parking and to give better traffic control
and improved visibility was also
announced. The islands would prewnt
parking by driveways and would allow
space for parallel parking near the office,
A.J. Hughes, division engineer, said.
In response to a request made by
county manager T.B. Lester, Dawkins
promised to add a small road near 401 By
? pass to the state system for
maintainance. This had been attempted in
the past, Dawkins said, but refusal of
some property owners to give permission
for right of way held up the project.
J.D. McMillian, city commissioner,
asked Dawkins if the stale would help the
city to add curbs and gutters to Dickson
Street for drainage. Dawkins explained
that the commission had a limited
amount of funds to spend in
municipalities and that SI7,000 had
already been spent in Raeford by the
commission for construction on Prospect
J A. Webb, chairman of the roads
committee for the county board of
commissioners, requested that the
highway commission investigate building
a road to connect two hard ? surfaced
state roads. However, Dawkins raid that
the road would first have to be
constructed, either privately or by the
county before the highway commission
would take it over for maintanance.
A "Lennon for Congress" rally will be
held Wednesday night at 7:30 at the
Raeford Civic Center, Younger Snead, Jr.,
co - chairman of Lennon's campaign,
Campaign leaders from Wilmington will
be guests at the rally, which will include a
band and refreshments
plants in North Carolina during 1969.
The textile industry accounts for more
than 40 per cent of North Carolina's total
According to dollar distribution figures
provided by the U.S. Department of
Commerce, textile employees in North
Carolina annually spend:
? $334.8 million for food and related
? S283.3 million for housing,
? SI 14.1 million for clothing and
S90.2 million for transportation,
? S 100.3 million for medical care,
? $66.4 million for recreation,
? S36.3 million fur personal care,
? S22H.2 million for local, stale and