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VOLUME LXVl NUMBER 2 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROUNA S4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. MAY 21, 1970
?y SAM MORRIS
The date for the runoff Primary
election for the Houm of Representatives
will be May 30 instead of June 6 as stated
in this column last week. So please
chanae the date on your calendar for the
2nd Primary to Saturday, May 30.
We would also like to remind all
members of the Democratic Party that
precinct meetings will be held on
Saturday, June 6 at all polling places at
one pjn. The time and place was set by
the State Democratic Executive
Committee. The county convention will
be held Saturday, May 20 at one p.m.
Keep these dates in mind ana be sure
to attend these meetings.
The Graduation issue of The
News-Journal will come off the preu
next week. In this issue we will carry
complete details of the upcoming
exercises for the Seniors of 1970 along
with individual pictures of each senior.
This section is sponsored by the local
merchants who offer congratulations to
the Class of 1970. If you haven't been
contacted for an ad, please call The
News-Journal office and we wfll have
someone call on you. We don't want to
leave anyone out of this issue.
The Lions Chib golf tournament at
Arabia Golf course was a success from
every standpoint, even if the downpour
of rain during the final round got some of
the players wet. The tournament was
settled on the final hole by the final
foursome. The only thing missing was the
TV cameras. Youth prevailed, as the
winner and runnerup were both high
A few sidelines on the tournament
The match between Raz Autry and
Tom McBrydc for high score was won by
Autry on the final day with a 90.
Someone- commented- that Raz walked
like Arnold Palmer but stroked the ball
like a duffer.
A youthful golfer came off the 18th
green and when asked what his score was
said "72, but I blew it." Ed Murray stated
that if he could score a 72 he would blow
the game for the last time.
The announcers on TV are always
commenting on the attire of Doug
Sanders when he comes to the first tee.
Sanders, of course is a flashy dresser, but
our Representative NL. McFadyen can
have first place at the polling place for
Representatives and at the golf course for
dress. Neill played the final 18 holes
properly dressed in white shirt and tie.
The only complaint from our
Representative wu something about
having to rush every ^ot because of the
fast play. Frank Teal, his playing partner,
can give you full details.
Many birdies were scored during the
tournament but Neil Senter came
through with the most outitanding one
Saturday at hole number eleven.
We couldn't find out the complete
details, but on Saturday at 11:05 a
foursome consisting of T.B. Letter, Billy
Lester, Tom McBryde and Clyde
Upchurch, Jr. teed off and as they left
the first tee. Trooper E.G. Coen
accompanied them as body guard. He
made the entire 18 holes with them.
Maybe someone can set the records
The work of the starters, Mrs. Raz
Autry and Mrs. C.D. Bounds, is to be
commended. They moved the foursomes
off the tee and kept the scoreboard
posted with speed and accuracy.
We believe the selling of chances on the
18 tee for 2S cents for a golf ball was a
little unfair. The fair gambling chance
would have been to hit the green rather
than an eight foot circle around the flag.
Yes. it was successful and most of the
174 golfers are looking forward to next
REMINDER: Booster Banquet Friday
Night. Please attend
Registration for Little Tarheel and
Junior Tarheel bateball will be held this
Saturday at Armory Field at 10 a.m..
W.K. Morgan, recreation director
Little Tarheel League it open to boys
10. 11 and 12 years old who will not
roach their l.?th birthday before Aug. I.
Junior Tarheel League i? open to boys
13 and 14 who will not he IS before Aug.
Birth certificates will be needed lor
registration, Morgan said.
Hoke Commissioners Adopt Budget;
Tax Rate Increased Five Cents
The North Carolina Governor*! Award
was presented to the city of Raeford
Monday night at the Chamber of
Commerce') 23 annual dinner meeting.
Albert H. Calloway, chief of the
community and induitrial services lection
of the Department of Conservation and
Development, presented the award.
The Governor's Award is given to
communities who meet specific goals
designed to help attract new industry to
Dr. John T. Caldwell, chancellor of
North Carolina State University in
Raleigh, was the guest speaker. He was
introduced by T. B. Upchurch, a former
trustee of the university.
Dr. Caldwell's talk dealt with the
communications gap between the people
of the State and their colleges and
universities, their administrations,
faculties and students. He pointed out
some of theproblemsof university
leadership, the fact that today's student
generation do not create the national
problems with which they are for the
moit part sincerely concerned, and that
in his opinion they are not likely to solve
them in one student generation, either.
Dr. Caldwell further discussed the
necessity for fair treatment of all people
on the basis of merit alone, and urged nis
listeners not to make the mistake of
thinking of students as a group in
connection with any issue, saying that
they don't agree with each other and that
different students are concerned about
different issues. He did not offer a
solution to the problems of this country's
people or of its students, but pointed to
many areas in which he sees much hope
for the future.
A special award of a lifetime
membership to the Chamber was given to
(See MEETING, Page 11)
A final budget of S564.I20.45 was
adopted May 12 by the county board of
commissioners. This will mean a nickle
raise in county taxes per SI00 valuation,
county manager T B. Lester said.
Last >ear's budget was $502,196.71.
The use this >ear is due mostly to
increases in the public assistance costs,
salary raises and a proposed addition the
county health center.
Public assistance, which includes old
ase assistance, aid to dependent children
medicaid, aid to disabled and other
welfare assistance, accounted for S15.380
increase in this year's budget. The
department of social services budget for
1969-1970 was $45,620. This year's
budget for the department is $61 000.
Salary raises of from five to eight per
cent tor many county employees
accounted for part of the increase. The
average salary raise was about six per
cent, Lester said
The count> will pay S 10,000 toward
an addition to the health center. A grant
of S20.000 from Advancement. Inc. has
been approved by the governing boards of
the corporation io provide the remainder
of the funds needed for the expansion.
Tax bills, which are being prepared
now. will reflect the added five cents. The
bills will be mailed by the end of June,
Lester said. There is a two per cent
discount on bills paid in July.
The annual Athletic Awards banquet,
sponsored by the Booster Club, will be
held Friday at 7 p.m. at Hoke High.
Awards for all sports will be presented
to the high school athletes.
Guest speaker for the dinner will be
Homer Rice, athletic director at the
University of North Carolina.
Tickets may be purchased from a
Booster Club member and will be
aviiilnhlp that nmhi u? ilsa '!'????
District Court Judge Joseph Dupree
ruled Monday in Fayetteville that the
city's ordinance against profanity was
unconstitutional. The defendant was war
protestor Ronnie Davis who had been
arrested for using obscene language at a
Rowan Street Park anit ? war
demonstration last Saturday.
Judge Dupree issued the following
statement explaining his action in the
'The city ordinance number 21 -38,
profanity, reads: It shall be unlawful for
any person to engage in boisterous
curling and swearing or use vulgar and
offensive language. (Codified in 1950).
"The defendant was charged under the
above city ordinance, arraigned before
the court and charges were read. Before
plea, counsel for the defendant moved
that the warrant be quashed on the
grounds that the city ordinance was
unconstitutional in that it did not specify
where (such language could not be used.)
The counsel argued, that strictly
construed, if a person were to use
language contrary to the ordinance in the
confines of his own house or in an
automobile riding down Hay Street, that
he would be guilty under the ordinance.
Other illustrations were also used.
"District Prosecutor Charles Ruse III
argued in rebuttal for the state.
"My feelings were that the ordinance
should have gone further and stated in
addition to that shown above, this or
similar wording- at or in a public placc or
on a public street in the city of
Fayetteville while in the presence of two
or more persons; or perhaps in the
presence of one or more persons,
although this would be hard to prove as
the court would only have one person's
See DL'PREE. Pane 11
New Pastor Arrives June 15
At Presbyterian Church
The Rev. John Conway Rix>p, pastor
of Kingston Presbyterian Church in
Conway. S.C., h.s accepted a call to
Raeford Presbyterian Church.
He will move to Raeford June 15 and
will preach his first sermon June 21.
He was approved by the Fayetteville
Presbytery at its meeting at McPherson
Presbyterian Church May 12.
The Rev. Mr. Ropp has been pastor of
Kingston since September. 1964. His first
Patlorate was the Good Hope
resbyterian Church at Iva. S.C., where
he served from ll>60 ? 1964
He is a native of Columbia. SC. and
attended the University of South
Carolina. He received hit A.B. degree
from Erskinc College. Due West. S.C.. and
his B.D. degree from Columbia
Theological Seminary. Decatur, Ga.
Prior to entering the ministry, the Rev.
Mr. Ropp was station manager of the
radio station WCOS in Columbia. He was
affiliated with the broadcasting industry
S?e NEW PASTOR. Page 11
The BR John C. Ropp
Hall Requests Run-off
Second Primary May 30
To Decide House Seats
A sccond primary (u fill three scuts in
the House of Representatives for the
Twenty ? Fourth District was assured this
weel with the announcement by Roger
F. Hall, incumbent, that he has requested
The sccond voting will be held
Saturday, May 30. The Twenty - Fourth
House District is made up of Hoke,
Scotland and Robeson counties and is
allocated four un-numbered seats.
In the first primary. Gus Speros,
incumbent from Robeson County was
nominated, while Mrs. Mary B. Odom.of
Scotland, Dr. Joy J. Johnson of Robeson
and Neill McFadyen, incumbent of Hoke
received pluralities but not majorities. A
majority is required to be nominated and
Hall received the necessary vote to
demand a second primary
"In the first primary, well over 57 per
cent of the votes cast for those three seats
were cast for others than the three
persons holding the plurality Those who
cast 31.000 votes should have the
opportunity to express their preference
between those remaining eligible," Hall
said in announcing his continued
candidacy. "It is my firm conviction ihat
our Representatives should not be elected
by default, but by a definite majority of
the votes casts."
Hall finished aeventh out of the ten
candidates running for the four seats.
However R.L. Campbell, incumbent,
who was fifth and D.J. Sinclair, Jr.. who
finished sixth, did not reouest a run off.
Therefore, only Mrs. Odom. Johnson.
McFadyen and Hall will be on the ballot
for the three remaining seats. The other
three candidates in the first primary. F.
Knox Watson. Tracy Britt and Wilton
Lowery. did not receive enough votes to
be eligible for the run-off.
Hall, a Lumber Bridge business man
and farmer, wis appointed la>t year by
the Robeson County Democratic
Executive Committee to fill the
unexpired term of R D McMillan. Jr..
who resigned to acccpt full lime
employment with the stale He is see ing
election to his first full term as
Mrs Odom, a Wagram school tcachcr,
is making her first try for office J.J.
Johnson, a Robeson minister is also
running for a state office for the first
time. He was vicc ? chairman of the
Robeson County Democratic Executive
Committee however, until he resigned to
see' a House scat.
Neill McFadyen, of Racfurd is seeking
his sixth term as Representative. He was
first elected in 1'>6I McFadycn was 2H
voles short o) a mujoiity in the May 2
SPf'C/A I. A WARD - A life-time membership in I he Chamber of Commerce
presented to tf.C Phillips Heft) by I.H Austin a! the Chamber banquet Monday night.
Phillips was manager of Be Iks for 25 years until the store closed in Raeford this spring.