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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
By SAM MORRIS
June* Bullard of Route 3, who has
bean in the newt lately because of the ill
happenings that have befallen hit family,
will be mentioned here in another way.
Last week Mrs. Bob Puraley lost her
billfold. She said it contained very little
money, but did have numerous credit
cards and her driver's license. The radio
station announced the loss and the
reward Mia. Pursley was offering.
According to Mrs. Pursley, James
Bullard aaw someone with the billfold
and took it away from that person. He
csdled her and told her he had the billfold
and she went and picked it up. The
money had been taken by the finder, but
all credit cards and other valuables were
intact. She gave the reward to James
Bullard and asked that we mention about
his good deed. We are glad to do so and
especially to write of the good fortune to
Bullard, who has had his share of the
The item last week about the cabin on
Rockflah Creek his been mentioned to
me a number of times during the past
week. We would like to make a
correction. Herbert McLean was also in
the group that built the cabin and he is
still living in Raeford.
Tom Conoly was by the office and
stated that he was still around town and
that I had omitted his name from the
cabin boys. This is true and 1 hope
anyone else that was omitted would
please come in and let me know. My
apologies to Herbert and Tom.
From the latest report from the coffee
room at the Raeford Savings A Loan the
new policeman is doing an excellent job.
It is reported that his first ticket was to a
member of the town council. We believe
that Frank Teal can give you full deUils.
David Scott Currie, Jr. was by the
offlot Monday morning and gave me a
large cantaloupe. It is the best we have
eaten this year. Thanks David, but don't
tell Dick Neeley you gave me the 'loupe
because he says we are begging for things
instead of thanking people in this
Graham Clark wu telling me the other
day that Jimmie Stone of Columbia, S.C.
wu in town lift week. Most old timera
will remember Jimmie, at he went to high
school and lived here before World War
U. He left with the National Guard unit
and later became an officer. We are sorry
to have missed seeing him, but Baldy said
he hain't changed any at all.
The second annual Carter's Golf
Tournament wu held July 6th at
Irongate. CD. Bounds wis the winner. He
shot a 67 on the lut round which
Included a hole in one. We understand
this tied the 'course record.
We didn't play in this tournament, so it
will be impossible to give you the
highlights of the event. We did hear the
publisher uy something about someone
veiling when he wu getting ready to putt.
We understand that Clyde Upchurch can
give first hand information about Bound's
round. Of course Ray Autry must have
had a bad day, because we haven't heard
Two 15-year-old boyi were arretted
last week and charged with making
obscene telephone calls. Sheriff D.M.
One youth was arrested last Friday as
he was making a call to a Raeford
woman, the sheriff said. A line lock was
used to trace the caller.
Sheriff Barrirwton said he went to the
woman's home Friday to tell her that the
phone used in the calls had been
identified through the line lock and while
he was there she received another obscene
He went to the address and caught the
boy talking to the woman, he said.
Another youth was arrested later, he
said. One boy said he had made six
obscene calls during the past eight
months, Sheriff Barrington said.
A juvenile hearing will be scheduled
with the family counselor, he said.
The sheriff warned that line locks were
being used to trace callers and that
persons charged with making obscene
telephone calls would be prosecuted.
Census forms representing 44 persons
who were missed in the recent county
census are being mailed this week to the
regional census office in Charlotte by
county manager T.B. Lester.
More than a dozen forms have been
turned in to the county office in the last
Preliminary census figures for Hoke
County listed the population as 16,246.
This is a loss of 110 residents during the
past ten years.
In a letter to The Newa-Journal this
week, Jefferson D. McPike, field division
chief of the Bureau of Census, said that
the county population would be double
checked through the post office.
"Our quality control procedure
involving the postal check of census
address listings will include all of Hoke
County," he said.
However, Raeford post office officials
said that only the addresses within the
city delivery system were double checked
for the census.
Using the post office to check rural
addresses would be very difficult, they
explained, because many times several
families use the same mail box to receive
McPike also said that the census bureau
would welcome a "missed persons
campaign" conducted by local officials.
The Charlotte Regional Office has the
responsibility for the enumeration of
Hoke County, he said.
"They will be happy to invite the local
officials to conduct a missed persons
"This would involve having those
residents who believe they were missed
fill out an abbreviated census form stating
that they were living in the locality on
April 1 and were missed. We will check
these forms against our census records
and the count for Hoke County will be
increased to include these persons. You
will be notified of the results of this
Residents who were not counted in the
census are asked to write to the regional
office stating that they were not counted
and giving the number of persons in the
The address is: Mr. Joseph R.
Norwood, Regional Director, Bureau of
the Census, S10 Addison Building, 222
South Church Street, Charlotte, North
Harris Says State Needs Vet School
A Hoke County farmer who served as a
member of the Governor's Advisory
Committee to study the feasibility of
eatablishing a school of veterinary
medicine in North Carolina said this week
that a veterinary school was badly needed
in the state.
TJ. Harris, who farms in the Blue
Springs area, met June 9 with the
committee, which recommended the
establishment of a school to the Board of
We need more veterinarians in North
Carolina." he said. "In something like a
hog cholera outbreak, the federal men did
the biggest part in stoppine it. We didn't
have the vets to take care of it
Veterinary students from the state are
trained through a reciprocal agreement
with Oklahoma State, the University of
Georgia and Tuakegee Institute in
Alabama. A total of 62 allocations are
awarded for each school year. Of the 62
students for this past year, only 44
remain in school due to the draft,
dropouts and other circumstances, Harris
North Carolina is spending SI800 for
each veterinary student, yet only about
tw? per oent return after graduation to
pmctice in the state, ha said.
Thar* are only 350 veterinarians in
active practice in North Carolina and only
five of thoee limit their practice to terjs
animate. Than are no veterinarians in
pnetfee in the county, Harris said.
However, livestock is growing in
importance in the firming industry of the
state. Talmadge Baker, assistant farm
agent, estimated that the county has
12,000 to 15,000 swine and 2,500 to
The income from animal agriculture
surpassed tobacco income in 1969.
According to statiitics compiled by Olaf
Wakefield, acting head of the statistics
division of the state department of
agriculture, the cash receipts from
livestock were S570 million and from
tobacco income SSI5.4 million.
"We need veterinarians to provide
health care for food animals and tor
controlling animal diseaaes through
elimination and eradication programs,
State laws that require veterinarians at
all meat and poultry inspection piants
have Increased the demand for
veterinarians in the state.
So far, progreas toward meeting the
need for veterinarians ia slow, Harris said.
Even if a school were started now, he
?aid, the first data would not graduate
until 1980. Federal aid ia available for
buildini and equip big a facility, h* said.
While the IJ-man committee
recommended establishing a veterinary
school, oo action has been taken by the
state. Harris said ha hoped the General
Aseembly would oonaider the natter at
the next i
Rep. Neill McFadyen said previous
discussion of a veterinary school usually
ended with agreement that the regional
training program was adequate.
"But I would be inclined to agree with
Jeff Harris," McFadyen said. "If the
committee feels it would be feasible for
North Carolina to have a school, 1 would
be in agreement with them."
Harris suggested that persons who were
interested in the problem to write to the
chairman of the committee, Dr. Ronald
H. Williams, Capital Animal Hospital,
6841 Raleigh-Durham Highway, Raleigh
N.C. 27609 or to Dr. Cameron West,
Director of Higher Education, Raleigh,
Two break-ins were reported in the
county during the past week, Sheriff
D.M. Barrington said.
A glass door was broken at the Danny
Oil Company on US. 401 S. on Sunday
but the station was not entered and
nothing was reported missing.
Parks Esso Station at Montrose was
entered last Thursday and a pair of shoes,
candy and S4I.96 were reported stolen.
A Juvenile at Leonard Training School
was taken. Into custody in connection
with the break-in and the goods and
money were recovered at the school,
Council Asks Federal Aid
To Develop City Airport
ART LESSON - Mrs. Polly l^ibner and ho&jktppet, Pepper Painter, show Head Start students how to draw a bird. Mrs. Loibner,
who Is in Raeford visiting her son, Steve. trWie^art to elementary school children in a television show on educational television
in Arkat\sas. She volunteered a day at Head Start here during her visit. s '
Baker Resigns To Take
Moore Farm Agent Job
Talmadge Baker, assistant farm agent
for the county, resigned Tuesday to
become the county extension chairman
of Moore County.
In a letter to T.C. Jones, chairman of
the board of commissioners, Baker
requested his resignation effective Aug.
"After much deliberation, I have
accepted an invitation of the
Southwestern Extension District
Chairman and the Moore County Board
of Commissioners to become County
Extension Chairman of that county, *
"For the past five years I have been
associated with the Extension Service in
Hoke County. These years have been
both pleasant and productive one.
Nevertheless, 1 feel that I would be doing
an injustice to my family and myself were
1 to decline this position.
"I shall always remember the many
opportunities and kindnesses the
Commissioners and the people of Hoke
County have shown me. Moreover, 1
believe you know me well enough to
appreciate the difficulty that was mine in
making my decision.
"To you and the people of Hoke
County my most sincere wishes for your
A follow-up on the agriculture census
in the county will begin soon with
enumerators calling on farm operators
who failed to return an agriculture census
form in January, census crew leader Mrs.
Edith Nixon said.
About 85 per cent of the operators
who received forms failed to return them,
Mrs. Nixon is crew leader of Hoke,
Scotland and Robeson counties. Three
enumerators will collect the forms in
Hoke County in the follow-up that is
expected to take three to four weeks.
The enumerators are Mrs. Margaret
Willis, Mrs. Christine Croft and Mrs
The Head Start program will hold open
house Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at
J.W. McLauchlin School. Parents and the
public are invited to tour the program,
director James Bowles said.
Refreshments will be served
Baker was an extension agent in Ashe
County for five years before coming here
He is the immediate past-president of
the Lion's Club and is active, in the
Raeford Methodist Church. He is also
chairman of the Raeford ? Hoke
Recreation Commission, the Hoke Civic
Center and is a member of the Raeford
volunteer fire department.
An assistant farm agent, Baker has
worked closely with livestock and
poultry producers in the county. He has
also been very active in the 4-H program.
Little Effect Seen
From Subsidy Limit
Even if the Senate-approved the farm
bill to limit subsidies becomes law.it will
have virtually no effect in Hoke County,
ASCS director Thomas Burgess said.
A bill which limited subsidies to
520,000 per farm was passed by the
Senate last week and sent to the House
A news story in the Raleigh News jnd
Observer last Thursday listed nine farmers
in the county who had received payments
in 1968 of SI7,000 or more and who
mkht be affected by the limits.
The latest available figures on
payments are those for 1968, but ASCS
price rapport director, EX). A vent said
the payment* have not chanped
substantia ly tinea 0mm.
Those listed trom Hoke County
include Dundarrach Trading Company,
$32,529; W5. Thomas, $31,778, R.L.
Gibson, S27.279; J.K. McNeill Farms,
526,692. Alfred K Leach, S25.224; J.G.
Balfour. S20.685 harl Hendrix, 520,638;
J.H. Wright, S18.135 and Julian Love,
Hoover, the subsidy limit would
apply to each individual farm. Burgess
uid^Few single farms in North Carolina
earn that much in payments, and
probably none in Hoke County do he
The farmers here who received more
than 517,000 in subsidies owned more
than one farm, BurfuaexptataMl.
The city council approved a request
this week for federal assistance to add
paved runways and runway lighting to the
At the July meeting of the council
Monday night, City Manager John Gaddy
was instructed to apply for assistance
under the new Federal Aviation
Administration Airport Development
Under the program, which went into
effect July 1 to assist cities, counties,
states and territories to develop facilities,
SO per cent of the cost of paving
runways and taxiways and of contruction
and lighting of aprons, runways and
taxiways will be paid by the federal
The council also granted a request
from Sgt. Gene Thacker to reduce the
payment on his airport lease form SI25
to S75 for the first year.
The tentative city budget that was
presented to the council on June IS was
adopted unanimously by the council
W.W. Wicker of Sanford was
authorize'! to drill and develop a well in
the Holly Park section of Raeford to
supplement the city's water supply. The
city now has seven wells in the water
The council also approved SSOO dues
to the Raeford-Hoke Chamber of
Commerce. This was the same amount
paid to the Chamber by the city in 1969.
A resolution to request a grant of
540,000 from Advancement,
Incorporated was adopted at the meeting.
The grant is to be used to help finance
the cost of the proposed sewer lines to
the industiial sites, provided the cost of
the project does not exceed the amount
budgetea by the city as iv par' in U,c
The council also approved a motion to
buy 4 485 acres of land in the industrial
park from J.A. Singleton, Jr. at a cost of
S12S0 per acre.
A contract was awarded to Crowell
Constructors. Inc. to complete the paving
and gutters on Fulton Street. The council
also agreed to a Highway Commission
proposal to channel 401-A at the Raeford
Turkey Farms and to relocate the
entrance of Raeford Cemetery.
A motion to pay city attorney Palmer
Willcox S472 tor work on easements,
dilinquent taxes and other city work was
Graham Pope Named
To Replace Harward
On Chamber Board
Graham Pope was appointed by the
Raeford ? Hoke Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of
Ashwell Harward as vice-president of the
Harward resigned when he was
transferred last month to the Burlington
Worsted plant at Lexington.
The Chamber of Commerce held its
regular monthly meeting Tuesday at the
Family Restaurant with president Palmer
Willcox presiding Eight directors were
A report on membersnip ana aues
discloses that dues are being received at a
slower rate this year than in past years. A
follow-up letter will be sent in July to
members asking them to review their
pledge. Chamber manager Harold Gilhs
The directors were tuld of the status of
all industrial prospects in the city and
county The relationship of Raeford and
Hoke County to the Conservation and
Development Department and the C&D
regional office is excellent, Gillis said.
Future projects for the Chamber were
?discussed. Among these were Back to
School promotions, Fireman's Day, the
Christman Parade, Empty Stocking Tree
and Christmas decorations A survey of
Labor Day business closing is being muae
by the Chamber
The championship and consolation
games of the Slow-Pitch Softball League
will be played Friday night beginning at
7:30 at Armory Park.
The consolation game will begin at
7:30 and the championihip will be played
Tournament winners will compete in
the district play-off which will alao be
held in Reeford, July 23. Eighteen Hoke
and Robeson County tee me will naif He.