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VOLUME LXV NUMBER 51 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1970
BY SAM MORRIS
Charlie Hottel, president of the Hoke
High Booster Club, was by the office this
week and stated that tickets were now cm
sale for the annual banquet. The affair
will be held Friday night, May 22 at seven
o'clock at the W.T. Gibson School
Cafeteria. The speaker for the evening
will be Homier Rice, athletic director at
the University of North Carolina at
Hottel said that the tickets could be
purchased at the following places: Howell
Drug, Hoke Drug, J.H. Austin Insurance,
Connell Insurance Agency, Upchurch
School, Hoke High School and at
Burlington Worsted from Jack Tucker. He
stated that Booster members also had
tickets. All tickets must be purchased in
advance u no tickets will be sold at the
door. Hottel asked everyone to purchase
their tickets early so as to let members
complete plans for the affair.
Once again we remind our readers that
Saturday is a day to vote. The primary
election this year is for both Democrats
and Republicans. We will not tell you
who to vote for as this Is your privilege,
but we will say that if you don't vote
then please keep your mouth shut as to
how the elected officials run the nation,
state and county.
The old picture we have been running
have brought forth comments about the
old days and also more pictures. This
week we will run the 1908 Graduating
Class at Raeford Institute. It was brought
in by Miss Mary Peele whose mother is in
We also have a picture of an art class it
the institute brought in by Miss Josephine
Hall. We will run it in a few weeks.
Someone stated that the house we ran
last week didn't look like the Jim Blue
place but the N.S. Blue house. The
caption under the picture in the catalogue
was the James A. Blue house. We suspect
that the house was remodeled slice the
picture was taken. We kno.' 'hat Mrs.
kate Covington or Mrs. N.B. Blue can
confirm this at it is their homeplace. The
NS. Blue bouse is where Bob Harrell lives
on West Edinborough Avenue. We will try
to have the correct answer next week.
The time change last Sunday didn't
seem to bother folks as much this year as
in the past. We haven't heard much
comment one way or the other. Tuesday
morning it was foggy so the early risers
had to wait for daylight a little longer
than usual. We think though that most
feople like daylight time and accept it as
eing the best.
Upchurch School will hold its annual
junior high athletic banquet next Tuesday
at 7 p.m. in the Upchurch cafeteria.
Gilbert McGregor, a graduate of Hoke
High and now star center for the Wake
Forest basketball team will be the guest
Tickets will be SI.00 and those who
are planning to attend are asked to call
the school and reserve tickets in advance
so they can prepare for the correct
attendance at the banquet.
Hundred Voters Added To Books
For Saturday Primary Elections
Fifteen perioni attended the public
hearing Monday night on the propoied
Three of those at the planning board
hearing requested changes in the
ordinance, city manager John Gaddy said.
A representative of Hoke Furniture
Companv asked that the property on
which his firm is located be zoned
commercial Instead of light Industrial as is
Hervey Evans, of the Laurinburg and
Southern Railroad requested that all the
railroad property be zoned commercial
rather than Ilkht Industrial.
And Franklin Teal asked that the
ordinance be amended to either require a
larger parking area for funeral homes than
is presently proposed or else to restrict
the businesses to the commercial districts.
The planning board will consider the
requests at the next meeting, which is to
be held on May S, and will then send the
ordinance to the city council for
At an earlier meeting of the planning
board Monday afternoon, Berry Williams
of the state Planning Department
presented a proposed policy which will
require subdivision developers to provide
minimum services such as street paving,
curbs, gutters, and storm sewers. The
planni?.# board -vdorfad a resolution
which would allow the city, if It is
approved by thr council, to sssess
developers for the installation of the
A North Carolina general statute
provides for this assessment until the
matter can be presented to the General
Assembly for a bill giving the city specific
authority, Gaddy explained.
All the provisions of the parking
ordinance that was adopted by the city
council in February will be enforced
beginning May 1, city manager John
Gaddy announced this week.
Some parts of the new law, such as the
prohibition of parking with the left side
of the car next to the curb, have not been
enforced in order to give residents an
opportunity to become accustomed to
the ordiance, he said.
In addition, all unpaid city traffic
violations will be prosecuted through the
court, with warrants issued against the
driver of the vehicle, he said.
Raeford's clean ? up campaign ended
this week, with the southwest section of
the city being emphasized for special
The Yard ? of ? the Week for the
southwest section of Raeford was
awarded to Mr. and Mrs Fred Culbreth
on Harris Avenue for their broad expanse
of azaleas and other flowering shrubs.
Honorable mention yards were those
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blue of Hlwood
Avenue and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert McLean
During the week, several groups,
including the Sunset 4-H Club, cleaned up
vacant lots and other areas that needed
Miss Josephine Hall has been chairman
of the clean ? up drive.
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YARD OF THE WEEK - at the home of Mr. and Mn farf ruth~,h nf Ham* a
Royalty Day Parade
To Be Staged Fri.
A parade downtown with a military parade arc troops from the Boy Scouts,
bund and drill unit from Ft. Bragg will Girl Scouts, Woodmen Rangers, the
highlight Loyalty Day in Raeford Friday. Rescue Squad, fire departments, 4-H
The parade, co ? sponsored by the Clubs, American Legion, the saddle club
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9160 and and other civic clubs,
the Disabled American Veterans Chapter Parade chairman John Blackburn urged
17, will also include the Hoke County citizers to display an American Flag on
High School band, with the Letter girls Friday.
and majorettes, under the direction of The Loyalty Day parade will begin at S
Jimmy James. . p.m. at Raeford Elementary School and
Color bearers for the event will be the proceed down Prospect to Main Street;
color guard from Raeford's National turn fight on Main to Harris Avenue; go
Guard unit. down Harris to Magnolia and then back
Also scheduled to participate in the up Magnolia to the school.
Wife Jailed In District Court
For Malicious Prosecution
A woman who said she took
out a sCarrant charging her
husband with abandonment and
non-support of thair children
because she was mad at him
was jailed for the day by Judge
Joseph Dupree in District
Jacaueline Warren was
assessed court costs and sent to
jail until 5 p.m. Friday for
frivolous and malicious
prosecution of her husband,
Willie Junior Warren. Warren
was found not guilty of both
Two worthless check cases
were tried this week. Mrs.
Louise Nichols of Raeford was
found guilty of giving a
" $53.50 to
worthless check for
Troy E. Klnlaw of Prbvident
Finance Company. He was
sentenced to 60 days
suspended upon payment of
the check and court coats.
Mary A. Turner, of Raeford,
was convicted of giving a
for SI2.03 to
Edwin M. McNeill. She was
sentenced to 30 days
suspended on the condition
that she pay the check and
One other worthiest check
caee waa handled through the
Magistrate's Cotart and three
others on the docket were
Charles Junior Leach of
Raleigh pleaded not guilty, but
was found guilty of assault
with a deadly weapon and
using profane language. He was
sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Leach appealed the case to
Superior Court and bond was
set at S200.
Joe Fairley of Southern
Pines pleaded not guilty to
driving while his operator's
license was revoked. He was
found guilty and sentenced to
6 months in jail suspended
under the condition that he
not drive until licensed to do
so. He was fined S200 and
court costs. Fairleygave notice
of appeal and bond was set at
Troy C. Nickleson, McCain,
was sentenced to 90 days with
the laatsan to run
concurrently with any
sentences he is now serving, for
Prayer for judgement was
continued upon payment of
court ooets in the case against
Joseph Faieo Julian, who was
chasged with speeding 55 in a
gnd Lock (ear of
driving under the influence and
driving without a valid
The state took a nol pros on
the charge of driving without a
license. He was sentenced to
3ld years suspended for 3'4
years with a 3W year
probation. Locklear was
ordered to surrender his
driver's license for 2 years and
pay a fine of S200 and costs.
Harvey Lee Wall of Southern
Pines was charged S10 and
costs for failing to yeild
right-of-way at a stop sign.
Ann Morrisey Stephens of
Raeford, found guilty of
unsafe movement, was fined
SIO and court costs.
Thurman L. Locklear of
Raeford was found not guilty
of assault with a deadly
Bobby Daniel Hill of
Raeford pleaded guilty of
improper registration plate and
no liability insurance. He was
sentenced to 90 days
suspended for 2 years on the
condition that he not violate
any state registration laws for
the next two years and that he
pay a fine of S25 and costs.
ES David Mederith Cola of
Ft. Bran was sentenced to 30
days suspended upon payment
of a S25 fine and costs for
driving on the wrong side of
Charlie Thomas, who had
jeen found guilty on April 10
ror injury to personal property
was sentenced to 90 days in jail
luspended for two years on the
condition that he not violate
my penal laws of the state for
he next two years. He was
:harged court costs.
William Horace Colville of
Haeford was sentenced to 30
lays suspended upon payment
of a S25 fine and court costs
For improper passing.
Carney Dan licklear of
Maxton was found guilty of
mproper registration and no
liability insurance. He was
tentenced to 90 days
luspended for two years with
he condition that he not
riolate any motor vehicle laws
For the next two years. He was
rined S2S and costs.
Eddie Lee McGoogan of
Lumber Bridge, pleaded guilty
to non-support of his child. He
was sentenced to 6 months
tuspenied for 3Vi years and
placed on probation for 3V4
years. McGoogan was ordered
to pay SIO a week support and
court costs. The court costs
See "COURT Page 11
County Budget May
An increase of $75,938.69 over last ot the increase,
year's budget is scheduled for the 1970 ? However, this is a tentative budget
71 county^ budget, as outlined in the only, county manager T.B. Lester
tentative budget set by the county emphasized, and some of the figures may
commissioners April 17. be altered one way or the other when the
The tentative budget wiTl remain open final budget is approved. A date for the
for public inspection in the office of the approving the final budget has not yet
county accountant until May 7. been set, he said.
Raises in salaries and in social service Until the final budget is set, hesaid.it
benefits - primarily medicaid - and the was impossible to say if the tax rate would
inclusion of funds for an addition to the be changed by the increases
health building are responsible for most See BUDGET, Page 11
Chancellor Caldwell Will Speak
At Chamber Of Commerce Feed
Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, chancellor
of North Carolina State University, will
be the guest speaker at the annual
Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting to
be held May 18 at 7 p.m. in the W.T.
Chancellor Caldwell, a native of Yazoo
City, Mississippi, has been chancellor
since 1959. He hold degrees from
Mississippi State University, Duke
University, Columbia University and his
Doctor's degree from Princeton.
Before coming to N.C. State, he was
president of the University of Arkansas
and still earlier, president of Alabama
Chancellor Caldwell has been president
of the National Association of State
Universities and Land ? Grant Colleges.
He is active in the field of international
education and has served twice as
chairman of the board of the Educational
Chamber of Commerce officials also CALDWELL
hope to have the city's application for the
Governor's Award Program completed by The Hoke County High School Chorus,
Governor's Award Program completed by The Hoke County High School Chorus,
the annual dinner meeting, so that the directed by Mrs. Mary Archie McNeill,
sward can be presented at that time. will sing at the meetting.
Registrars added a hundred new voters
to the roles during the April registration,
D pr'P,ri,ion ,or the Democratic and
Republican primaries Saturday.
The GOP primary will include only the
t?ce tor the U.S. House of
Representativea. Tlte Democratic ballot
will liit candidates in races for the U.S
and state House, the Court of Appeuls of
judge, solicitor. District Court judge,
county coroner, county commission and'
board of education.
Hoke now has a totul of 5,545
registered voters. In a breakdown by race
there are 312 Indians - a gain of 17 since
he last registration period held before
5 ??>??u 1969 Mlei Ux refe?ndum:
i 77 Negroes ~ increase of 86 and
3,111 whites - a loss of 3.
During the April registration, a total of
166 new voters registered but. because of
the removal from the books of the names
of persons who died or who had moved
from the county, only 100 additional
T?LCt,cWere '"ed to the county total,
John Scott Poole, chairman of the board
of elections, said.
The April registration will be the last
periodic registration for the county
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nlnnn/rf'! *k ''?*, ?y?tem U
planned to begin June I. However, such a
?ystem must be started at least 120 days
before an election, so if a second prltmry
is needed as a run . ofT between
candidates, the permanent registrar plan
will not go into effect until after the
explained " Novemb,r- P?1"
if .A "XT- Prtjwy be held in June
d who receives the most votes
f1 ? majority and If a second
requested by his closest
?tnoiith.L?ew.ielectlon 1,w wWch >'iows
MrtV ? ^"fl*or VDtln? for on'y one
. KowSi' prim"y "
He Is expecting a light turn . out
Saturday, he said, with perhaps 60 per
cent of the voters casting a ballot,
I don t think peoplt art verv
Interested In this election,*'he said.
n?!i!.We^r' S,m Morril- chairman of the
tjmjcmlc p?.y to Hok. Co??,y.
inH k? ^fdJ<^tM for th# conurteaion
and board of education will draw a heavy
vote, he said. "Everyone should exercise
his right to vote, in order to have a voice
in hie government."
i? T!?re ,re 5,230 registered Democrats
Ami ! C?Uniy: 272 ReP"blicane; 28
^Jrty numbers and 23
independants, Poole said.
Only party members may vote in a
primary election, he said. Others must
s:'v'?toS:!",h* ei,c,i?" ?"
In the primary, Republicans will
nominate a candidate for the U.S. House
of Representatives from the 7th
Congressional District. Frederick R.
Weber and L.C. Flowers are botheeekina
In November, the GOP candidate will
meet the winner of the Democratic race
between Alton A. Lennon and Charles G.
R A. (Fred) Hedrick and Harrv C
Kepresenutives. Incumbenu Neill L
and c2niti0ger F "*"? R-?-Campbell
and Gia Speros are opposed by Mary
Horne Odum; F. Knox Watson; Tracy
D J Slnctoff j? ; Wil,on "1
Court races include Ucy S. Hair and
JSCK A. Thompson, both seeking
nomination for solicitor, and Seavy A.
Carroll and George Stuhl, who are seeking
the nomination for District Court Judge
In county races, eighteen candidates
are vying for the nine county offices.
James C. (Jim) Lentz. Donald Ned
Hicks and Franklin Crumpler are running
for coroner. ?
?vii?J?ndid"te,u,re *ekin? lh# ,hre?
positions on the county board of
commissioners They are T.C. Jones. John
!? r,nd R,lph W' ^'nhart, who
SE?ff..up " e'ec,ior>. ?nd Neill W.
,^Ni"e ru,nni1? for ,he flve *eeu on
the board ?f educat!on. The present
membere, Dr. Riley M. Jordan, A. WUton
ul? ii 7 "ufr* Jr ' w- L- (Mil)
Howell, Jr., and Robert L. CBarbby)
Gibson, are all eeeking re . election
Opposing them are W.T. McAHMtet'
Mckinley Maynor, Roy D Jackson and
Viola K. Davis y "ctcaon and