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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXVI NUMBER 1 RAEFORD. HOKE COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1970
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BY SAM MORRIS
The article in this issue about Frank
Pate retiring from the Street~Department
of the City of Raeford had one comment
in it that isn't heard much anymore.
Mayor McNeill said that Pate didn't
complain much, but just went ahead and
got his job done. This is a great
compliment to a man that has serviced
the city for thirty years. If all of us would
start everyday not complaining and look
forward to getting our job done this
world would be a better place in which to
live. We hope that this will rub off on a
few of us in the years that lie ahead.
Best of luck in retirement to Frank
Pate, a faithful public employee.
Back during the thirties when we were
playing high school baseball, a no hit
game was a big achievement. Last week
Tim Hawks, local high school pitcher,
pitched a no hit game against Dunn. It
was in the daily papers, but we haven't
heard much talk about it. Of course
baseball is not as popular now as it .was
back in my high school days. It was most
boys' dream to play high school ball. We
imagine that other things in the changing
world have replaced the desire of boys to
become star athletes. We hope that young
Hawks will continue to improve as a
pitcher and commend him on his stellar
A call from Roger Hall Monday
informed me that he intends to call for a
second primary in the House of
Representative race. Roger finished in
seventh place in the first primary but still
had the opportunity to call for a runoff
If we understood him correctly he will be
the only candidate asking for a runoff. Of
course N.L. McFadyen, Joy Johnson and
Mrs. Mary Odom who finished second,
third and fourth but didn't have a
majority will all be on the ticket. Three
of the four will be nominated.
The second primary date is set for
Saturday, June 6 so plcaae mark this
date on your calendar. We hope that most
citizens will vote in the second primary
than did in the first. We had only 40% of
the registered voters to vote. In a time
that is causing so much unrest in our
country it is your duty to exercise your
opinion at the ballot box. Vote or remain
A joke that was in the monthly
magazine published by the Kiwanis Club
Adam and Eve were walking through
the Garden when Eve looked up and
asked, "Adam, do you love me?"
Adam looked down at her shrugged,
and said, "Who else?"
HOKE HIGH CHORUS
Spring Concert Thurs. Night
Hoke High's Chorus and Chorale will
present a spring concert tonight at 8 p.m.
at the high school gymnaisum. The 36 ?
member Chorale and 60 - member Chorus
were both rated Superior at the District
Choral Festival held in Wilmington in
The Chorus received the highest rating
in the 3-A competition and was the only
chorus in the division to receive a
superior. Mrs. Neill Adams McNeill, music
director at Hoke, said
The Chorale entered 4-A competition
against much larger schools from
Wilmington and also received a Superior,
The chorale will present "Miserere
Mei," by Lotti; "Gloria In Excelsis Deo"
by Bach with flute accompanment by
Stepherb??llis; "Ava Maria" by
Rachmaninoff; "Call To Remembrance'
by "II cs bel et bon" by
Passereau; "The Silver Swan"" by
Gibbons; "Fair Phyllis" by Farmer and
"The Sound of Silence" arranged by
Jerry Cribbs, student chorale director.
The Chorale will be accompained by
Beth Jordan and Missy Upchurcn.
The Chorus will present "Gloria Patri"
by Palestrina; "Born Free" by Barry;
"Deep River", a spiritual with Jerry
Womble as bass soloist. "This Guys In
Love With You" by Bacharach; "Climb
Every Mountain" by Rogers; "Go Way
From Mv Window" arranged by Zaninelli;
"More" by Oliviero and "Fa Una
Canzona" by Veochi.
The Chours will be accompanied by
Susan Kennedy and Barbara Plummer.
The Chorus and Chorale together will
sing "Hallcluja" (from "Mount of
Olives") by Beethoven; "Lullaby For
Seafarers" arranged by Zaninelli;
"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
arranged by Mrs. McNeill and
accompanied by a combo; "Let There Be
Peace On Earth" by Miller and "The God
Who Gave Us Life" (from "The
Testament of Freedom") by Thompson
wijh David Dombkowski aco/mpaning on
Members ol the Chorale are: Sharon
Currie. Kathv Kcaton. Svlvia Scllars and
Lorraine Walters, first sopranos; Linda
Baker, -AnMite Blackburn, Evelyn
Brown, Pam English, Debbie Inman,
Donna Jackson, Beth Jordan and Missy
Upchurch, second sopranos; Fonda Blue,
Lynn Currie, Martha J. Harrison, Mary
Nell Harward, Ann Howell, Anna Jordan
and Pat Macko, first altos; Judi Burnett,
Kathy Davis and Martha Ann Stewart,
second altos; Ken Koonce and Warren
McAllister, first tenors; John Hottel,
David Lent and Jimmy McFadyen,
second tenors; Jerry Cribbs, Kenny Davis,
David Mathcrly, Billy McNeill, Eugene
Monroe and Alan Phillips, baritones; and
Tom Howell and David Evers, basses.
Members of the Chorus are: Paula Bass,
Linda BarOeld, Carolyn Brock, Kathy
Currie, Julia A. Gibson, Joanne Hottel,
Linda Hendren, Susan Kennedy, Toni
McDiarmid, Via Lindcr, Cynthia McNeill,
Dawn Parks, Becky Plummer, and Jane
Sellars, first sopranos; Linda Ashburn,
Sal lie Mac Johnson, Alice Malloy,
Caroline Niven, Faye Quick, Joy
Strickland and Cynthia White, second
First altos are: Jane Barnes, Jayne
Bledsoe, Gail Conoly, Debbie Easterling,
Kelly Jordan, Mary M. Sawyer, Karen
Soles, Linda Teal and Debbie Tew.
Second altos arc: Ginger Davis,Lynn Ivey,
Pat McKoy, Pat Murphy, Barbara
Plummer and Debbie Sue Vanhoy.
Tenors are; David Dombluwski, .Jor.,
-oogan, Randy Huff, Eddie Barefebf, *
Timothy Pierce and Martin Best.
Baritones are Roy Avery, William
Campbell, Jim Crissman, Mark Gillis,
Edison, Glover, Tommy Hardin, Kenneth
Hollingsworth, Jimmy Maxwell, and Mike
Basses are Joseph Bridges, Jcffery Cole,
Joe Cothran, Chuck Davis, Kenneth
Hendrix, Allen Inman, Steve Plummer
and Jimmy Womblc.
The annuajf Chamber of Commerce
banquet will be held Monday night at 7 at
W.T. GibsoiJ School Cafeteria tfith
Chancelloryof North Carolina State
Universiy^Dr. John Tyler Caldwell as*
New^officers for the 1970 ? 71 year
will also be installed. They are Palmer
Willcox, president; Ashwell Harvsaid, first
vice ? president; Jimmy Conoly. second
vice ? president and C.D. Bounds. Jr.,
secretary - treasurer.
Three new directors will also be
installed at the banquet. They are C.D.
Bounds, John Reid Davis and James
The outgoing officers arc Younger
Snead, Jr., president; Ashwell Harward
and Homer McGuin, vice - presidents and
Franklin Teal, secretary - treasurer.
Outgoing directors are Younger Sncad,
Jr., Ralph Bjinhart and Ftanklin Teal.
A musical program by the Hoke High
Chorus will be presented at Ihe dinner
meeting. Mrs. Neil Adams McNeill will
direct the 60 ? voice chorus.
Chancellor Caldwell, a native of Yazoo,
Miss., has been chancellor of N. C. State
since 105'). Before coming here, he was
president of the University of Arkansas
and still earlier, president of Alabama
lie is active in the field of international
education and has been president of the
National Association of State Universities
and Land Grant Colleges. Dr. Caldwell
served twice as chairman of the board of
the Educational Testing Service.
He holds degrees from Mississippi State
University. Duke University, Columbia
Universitv and Princeton.
Rockfish To Build
Water Supply System
Representative Alton Lennon
announced today that the Farmers Home
Administration has approved a SI5.300
loan and S 12,000 grant to the Rockfish
Water System, Inc., of Hoke County to
build a rural community water system.
The laon and grant will enable the
community, to develop a central
water system serving some 100 residents
of Rockfish Community.
The project will bring modern water
* senrwr for the first time to the homes ol
40 families in the Rockfish Community.
Plans call for drilling a deep well,
installing a deep well pump and related
equipment, erecting a 3,000gallon hydro
? pneumatic tank and laying over 7,000
feet of pipeline.
A great many families in the
community have individual water
systems, however, most of the wells are
?[Uite shallow and offer little protection
rom pollution. It is anticipated that a
central water system will greatly enhance
the potential industrial growth of the
community, provide for an orderly
development of resident and business
areas, us well as, provide its residents with
a much needed adequate supply of
The insured loan from the Farmers
Home Administration, a Department of
Agriculture credit agency, will he repaid
in 40 years at 5 percent interest.
Burnice B. Bostic, of Route 2,
Raeford, N.C., is president of Rockfish
Water System. Inc.
'This group is to be commended for
their efforts to further this worthwhile
project," Lennon stated.
Rural water systems financing is
extended through the Farmers Home
Administration to organizations operjtmg
nil j 11011 - prolit basis, such as non ?
profit corporations, water supply
districts, small rural towns and other
political subdivisions. Loans are made
only when adequate credit at reasonable
rates and terms is not otherwise available.
Not Ce'rtaiiP 1 ??
A second primary for three scats in the
state House of Representatives is still
No challenges can be issued until the
voters are officially canvassed and the
State Board of Elections is still counting
in some areas.
If a second primary is called for, it will
be held on June 6. thirty days after the
May primary, John Scott Poole, chairman
of the county election board said.
The Hoke High and Upchurch Junior
High Bands will give their Spring Concert
Tuesday May 1^, 8:00 pjn. This year the
concert will be given in the Upchurch
There is no admission and the public is
invited to come and support their school
One ol I tie highlights of the program
will be the per for mace of Rossini William
Deputy FoundNot Guilty Of Assault
Charlie Proctor, Hoke Countty deputy,
was found not guilty of two counts of
assault and a charge against him of
trespassing was dismissed by Judge
Joseph Dupree in District Court Friday.
The charges were brought by John and
Lula Nelson after an argument at Hoke
County jail on the night of May 3.
Nelson testified in court that he had
gone to the jail that night to ask who had
taken a hog that day from a pen on his
land. Proctor told him the owner of the
hog had gotten the animal. Nelson said.
Proctor then said "It's a sorry SOB who
would pen up a man's hog," Nelson
At this point Nelson said he asked the
Injures F our
Four persons were injured Monday
evening in a one-car accident on a rural
road near Antioch.
The driver of the 1969 Chevrolet,
Grady Lewis Campbell of Fayetteville,
driving at an estimated speed of 100 mph,
lost control of his car in a curve, crossed
the center line on the road and ran off
the right shoulder into a ditch.
After hitting the ditch, the car traveled
another 237 feet, and turned over end
several times, investigating Highway
Patrolman Kenneth Weston said. There
were skid marks for 393 feet before the
car hit the ditch, he said.
The four were taken to Southeastern
General Hospital in Lumberton where
they were admitted and listed in
The injured were: Grady Lewis
Cambell, 19, the driver; Marilyn
McPhatter of Red Springs; Virginia
Thompaon of Red Springs and Willie
Strange of Fayetteville.
Damages to the vehicle were estimated
at 52,000. The accident oocured about
An 18-year-old youth was arrested
Sunday for burglary and assault on a
female with intent to commit rape.
June Bethunc was charged with
breaking into the home of a Rockfish
woman about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. He
left the house, she said, and then came
back in, caught her by the arm and pulled
her outside the house.
He attempted to pick her up. but she
broke away from him and ran, she told
the investigating officer. Deputy Alex
Bethunc was arretted on 401 Highway
taiar that morning.
Magistrate, H.L. Gatlin, who was on duty
at the jail, to draw up a warrant charging
i lie owner of the hog with board for the
animal. Proctor then began to curse him
and threatened to put him in jail,Nelson
In the argument that ensued. Nelson
charged he was pushed against the brick
wall at the jail, scratching his arm above
and below the elbow. Mrs. Nelson also
said she was grabbed and pushed toward
the door by the deputy.
Proctor's attorney, Phil Diehl,
contended that the Nelsons entered the
jail that Sunday night to cause trouble
and began to curse at Proctor. On the
stand, Proctor denied cursing Nelson or
threatening to arrest him at any time.
Proctor testified that after Nelson had
been told several times by the magistrate
that the matter of charging the hog's
owner for board was a civil matter, he
(Proctor) asked the Nelsons to leave the
jail. When Nelson refused, he look him by
the arm to move him toward the door.
Proctor said. Then Mrs. Nelson ran up
against him and began to curse at lum.
H.L. Gatlin testified that he was busy
Krocessing several warrants and did nut
ear any cursing from either Proctor or
the Nelsons. He did sec Proctor catch
Nelson by the arm. Gatlin testified.
George Baker, the owner of the hog,
was charged in the same affair with
trespassing. He was found not guilty.
F our Miles
Of State Road
To Be Paved
Hoke County was alloted S65.000 for
one secondary road construction project
by the State Highway Commission at the
regular May meeting held last week in
A total of four miles of secondary road
will be traded, bated and paved at an
estimated cost of S65.000.
The Itctions to be paved are state road
1238 from US 401 to state road 1237, a
distance of two-tenths miles; state road
1429, six-tenths ot a mile, from state
road 1003 to dead end; state road 1316,
one and t half miles, from NC 211 to
dead end; state road 1428. one mile, from
state road 1432 to dead end; and state
road 1460, seven ? tenths of a mile, from
state road 14S0 to state road I4S3.
Homer Rice Will Speak
At Booster Banquet
Homer Rice, athletic director at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, has been called the "winningest
football coach in America." He ended his
career as a high school coach with a
record of 101 wins, nine losses and seven
Rice is the featured speaker at the
annual Booster Club banquet to honor
Hoke High's athletes May 22 at 7 p.m.
Tickets to the dinner can be purchased
from any Booster member.
Rice, 42, is ending his first year as
director of athletics at UNC. He is the
third man to head the Carolina athletic
program in 47 years. The late Coach Bob
Fetzer was the first Tar Heel athletic
director, serving from 1922 until 1951.
He was succeeded by Charles P. (Chuck)
Erickson, who held the position until his
retirement in May, 1968.
Rice came to UNC from the University
of Cincinnati where for the put two
seasons he served as head football coach,
capping an outstanding 18-year coaching
career in high school and college.
A native of Kentucky, he is the ion of
a Methodist minister. After serving in the
Navy in the Pacific during World War II,
he attended Centre College in Kentucky
and was named to the Little All ? America
team as quarterback. He received hisB.S.
and M.E. degrees at Eastern Kentucky
After graduation, Rice played three
Sears of professional baseball in the ok)
rooklyn Dodger's chain before
beginning his career as a coach.
As a high school coach, he coached
teams In Tennessee and Kentucky, in
1961, he was given the national award as
the "Winningest Football Coach in
He coached four years at the
University of Kentucky, beginning in
19*2 as Jwgd offensive coach, la 1965,
Kentucky finished first in total offensive
in the tough Southeastern Conference.
He served one year as head offensive
coach at the University of Oklahoma in
1966 and the Sonners that year set Big
Eight passing percentage records
Then he was named the head coach at
the University of Cincinnati. During a
rebuilding program, his 1968 team there
won five, lost tour and tied one. the
Bearcat's first winning season in several
Rice is the author of two books, "How
to Organize Football Practice" and "The
Explosive Short-T" and has written many
articles for sports publications.
He is much in demand as a guest
speaker, as a Methodist Lay speaker, he is
active in the Fellowship of Christian
Rice is married to the former Phyllis
Wardrup, of Middlesboro. Ky., and they
haw three teanapad daughters.
Two Hoke Seniors
Deborah In man
Two Hoke High seniors have
?warded scholarships for prospective
teachers by the North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction
Deborah Sharon Inman. daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Dewey F Inman, and Jerry
Stephen Cribbs. son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Cribbs, were notified this week of
the award. The 1957 legislature provided
for 100 scholarships to be awarded each
year to students planning to enter
Deborah plans to enter Appalachian
State University at Boone next year to
mgjor in elementary education. She has
been active at Hoke in the chorale, the
annual stall and on the student council.
She is alvi a member of the Future
Cnbbs plans to attend bast Carolina
State University at Greenville next fall,
where he will major in music education.
While at Hoke High, he has served ai
drum major, and is the student director
of the chorale. He is a member of the
annual stall, has served on the student
council and is a member of FTA.
The prospective teachers scholarships,
valued at SAOO. are renewable for four
years ol study.