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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
! Around Town 1
By SAM MORRIS
The District 5 Softball Tournament,
sponsored by the Raeford Kiwanis Club
?ill start at Armory Park on Thursday
light at seven o'clock. Three games will
}e played in the double elimination
tournament each night which has 17
leams from Hoke and Robeson county
gunning for the two playoff spots in the
irea tournament. The area tournament
will also be played in Raeford starting
August II, with two teams from district
tournaments played in Cumberland,
Moore and Richmond counties.
If you are looking for a bargain then
purchase a season ticket for only S4.00
which will entitle you to see all games in
Ooth tournaments. The tickets may be
purchased any Kiwanian.
Eugene Smith, publisher and editor of
The Havelock Progress and former
:mployee of The News- Journal, was by
the office last Friday. We asked him
,about his turn to liberal views and he
informed us in no uncertain terms that
certain editorials appearing in his paper
recently were written while he was in
camp with the National Guard. Anyway
it was nice to talk to Gene and his young
Another visitor by the office last week
was Walter Barrington, who is spending
some time here with his mother, Mrs.
Helen Barrington, Magistrate. Walter has
been living in Jacksonville, Fla. after
retiring from the Navy. His wife died
several months ago and recently he came
to Raeford. He said he has no definite
plans at present. We hope for him the
best in whatever he decides to do.
ATTENTION DICK NEE LEY: The
tliank you note to David Scott Curric, Jr.
paid off real well. Robert Catlin gave me
two nice cantaloupes last week. But the
jackpot was hit-*SBturday. Angus Carrie,
neighbor, came by and gave my wife
peas, tomatoes, okra and a watermelon.
We appreciate these very much and hope
Neeley doesn't talk about us too much.
Debbie Anderson, who has been in
France for the past year, was in the office
Monday to thank us for sending her The
News Journal. She talked to Mrs. Telfair
and myself and certainly must have had a
wonderful year. We are glad to have
Debbie back and she also said she would
write the high school news for us next
year as she did the year before she left for
France. Be sure to read the article by
Laurie Telfair in her interview with
We know you will soon get tired
reading about the "Cabin" but we want
to give credit where it is due. One other
name must be added to the list of
builders, that of Robert 'Pete' Barrington.
fete lived here until the early 1940'sand
attended high school. He lived with his
parents on North Fulton Street.
Wo received a long distance call from
"Big Bill" Mclnnis of Columbia, S.C. last
JFriday concerning the cabin. We knew
(hat Bill didn't help build the cabin, but
he said that wasn't what liad prompted
him to call me. Wliat Bill wanted to know
was, "How much and to wliat extent we
would write about experiences there?"
We asked him why this made any
difference and he replied. "If you start
writing about experiences at the cabin the
population of Hoke County would
decrease by 50%." It was nice to talk
with Bill and we hope that this is the end
jf the cabin writings The Republicans
have decreased the population enough, so
we will close the book and let everyone,
including Bill, sleep well and wc will leave
the skeltons in the closets.
DELEGATES - Hoke County 4-M members JuHa Turner and Robert Attawav
attended the state 4-H Electric Congress In Durham July 13-15. Miss Brcnda Abrams,
home economics agent (left) and Joe Sinclair, agriculture engineer (right),
accompanied the delegate& The 4-H'en were selected on the basis of achievement In
their farm and home electric protects. Carolina Power and Ught Company sponsored
their trip to the Electric Congress.
Air Pollution Law Will Not Cause
Local Industries Many Problems
Two men in iail this week charged with
assault with a deadly weapon with intent
to kill in connection with separate events
during the weekend.
Charles Wesley Bullard is accused of
shooting Joe Lowery, Jr. and is in jail
awaiting a hearing July 31. Bond is set at
$20,000 pending the condition of
Lowery is in fair condition following
surgery at Moore Memorial Hospital for
gunshot wounds in the back and arm.
The shooting occurred Saturday
afternoon near the Robeson County line.
James Earl Love is also in jail with a
S2S.000 bond, accused of striking Willie
James McGougan on the head with a soft
drink bottle Sunday night.
Chief Deputy Harvey Young said that
McGougan is in very serious condition at
Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
Love's hearing is set for Aug. 21 in
District Court. McGougan was assaulted
in the Arabia section of the county.
Four scholarships have been awarded
this year to Hoke County students by the
N.C. Department of Veteran's Affairs,
county veteran's service officer Mrs.
Marion M. Clark announced this week.
The veteran's service scholarships were
awarded to Robert Davis Clark, son i>f
the late Malcolm N. Clark of St. Pauls and
the late Laura Bell Davis Clark of
Raeford; Charles J. Augustoni 111 and
Margaret Julia Augustoni, son and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CJ. Augustoni:
and Patrick L. McAnulty. son of Mr. and
Mrs. John H. McAnulty.
Clark received a Class II scholarship
which includes tuition, room and board
grants and exemption from certain fees
and charges. He plans to major in business
administration at East Carolina
Joe and Margaret Augustoni were
awarded limited scholarships which
include tuition and fees. Joe will attend
North Carolina State and Margaret will
enter Western Carolina to major in home
McAnulty. who also received a Class II
grant, will enter St. Andrews Presbyterian
College at Laurinburg to major in
The state awards only 100 scholaiships
in each of the Class II and Class 111
catagories, Mrs. Clark said.
She explained the classifications of the
scholarships available to students through
the veteran's service.
Class 111 scholarships may be awarded
to students whose parent is 100 per cent
totally and permanently disabled from a
non - service connected cause
Class II scholarships are available to
students whose parent has at least 30 per
cent service ? connected disability but not
more than 99 per cent.
Class l-B, the limited aid. applies to
students whose parent has 100 per cent
total and permanent service - connected
Class I scholarships may be awarded to
students whose parent was killed in
scrvice or who died from service -
Mrs. Clark urged any students in the
county who may be eligible for the
scholarships to come to her office
SOFT BALL TIME ?? The district slow pitch tournament starts tonight to be on hand for a week of soft ball between 17 Raeford
and Lumberton teams. Last week, a large crowd watched the play-offs in the Raeford league, which was won by Carter's Tire
District Five Tourney Opens
Tonight At Armory Park
Seventeen Softball teams from Rasford
and Lumbcrton will meet here in the
North Carolina Amateur Softball
Association District S Slow Pitch
Tournament which begins tonight at 7
p.m. at Armory Park and runs through
Three games open the tournament July
23. House of Raeford plays Old
Foundry - Strickland of Lumbcrton in
the opener at 7. The second game,
beginning at 8, will be between Benton
Construction of Lumberton and Hoke
Concrete. Bargain Motors will meet
Scottish Packing of Lumberton for the
third game at 9 p.m.
Personnel changes at Hoke County
Department of Social Services were
announced this week by Miss Mabel
McDonald, director of the department.
Mrs. Leonard Miller has been hired as a
social worker to replace Mrs. Anne G.
Poole, who resigned last month from the
department Mrs. Miller has had ten years
experience in social work with the Moore
County department, Miss McDonald said.
Two representatives from the State
Board of Social Services have left the
department, Miss McDonald announced.
Mrs. Jean Rogers, field representative
with the state board who made regular
monthly visits to the Hoke County
department, resigned to become director
of the Scotland County Department of
Social Services. No replacement lias been
Miss Viola Scott, child welfare
consultant for the county, retired from
the state board last month. She will be
replaced by Miss Peggy Hussey as the
family and*child welfare consultant.
Hoke T eachers W ill
Go To Drug Classes
Lonnie W. Bledsoe, puncipal of
Upchurch Junior High School and Edna
F. Gibson, physical education
coordinator, will attend a state wide
public school drug education program
The week-long training session held at
the School of Rurrrucy at L'NC-Chapel
Hill is one of three institutes for about
200 teachers from across the state.
State Superintendent of Public
Instruction Craig Phillips said the trainiap
Friday night's games will be between
Southern Bell and f x Furniture, both of
Lumberton, at 7; Carter's Tire and
Cavalier Bag at 8 and Crowcll
Construction versus Pincy Grove at 9.
The first round of the double
elimination tournament will end Saturday
night with the Moose Club of Lumberton
meeting the Presbyterians at 7;
Lumberton Sales versus Tex-Elastic at 8
Debbie Comes Home
After Year In F ranee
Debbie Anderson, the perky teenager
who spent a year abroad as the county's
first exchange student, came home last
Thursday, full of enthusiasm over her
year in France, but glad to be in North
"I met a bunch of wonderful people
while 1 was in France," she said. "But as
the old saying goes, there's no place like
While she was attending school she
lived with a French family, the Lefays, in
the town of Alence, about 200 miles
southwest of Paris.
Phillipe Bertheau, son of Mrs. Lefay,
attended Hoke High School two years ago
as an exchange student.
Other children in the family included
Sylvan, 18; Franck, 7. and Sophie, 4.
The friends she made during her yeai
were the most important benefit of her.
experiences, Debbie said.
"1 have some friends for life there,"
she said. "French people are rather slow
to make friends. The first day 1 got there
people stopped on the street and turned
around to stare at me. I really felt
strange. And for the first month of
school, every time I walked into class, the
sessions will go beyond drug information
and will include a study of values,
attitudes, and what he called the
"deep-rooted societal and individual
problems" associated with drug abuse.
Information will be provided on drugs,
current tag education programs and the
rctourtn available on the subject. During
laboratory sessions participants will not
only ?M various drugs but they will
handla them, smell marijuana burning,
and m the effects of drugs on laboratory
and McNcill's Garage of Lumbeiion
playing the winner of the House of
Raeford - Old Foundry Strickland
game at 9 p.m.
The teams will play every night except
Sunday during the week - long contest.
The championship and consolation games
will come next Thursday evening.
The tournament is sponsored by the
Raeford Kiwanis Club.
others would poke each oil er and say
'There's the American.' But once I got to
know them and they got to knov me. we
were truly friends."
"Americans make friendi Jtikkly," she
observed. "But sometimes tiky are not
the friends you thought they were."
She thought the people in the south by
the Mediterranean were friendlier than
the people in northern France. Debbie
spent several weeks visiting on the coast
She met several groups of American
tourists there, she said, but the only
North Carolinians she saw during the year
were her mother and sister who visited at
While her family was there, they
traveled to Laundsthul, Germany where
Debbie was born while her father was in
Debbie compared the French high
school she attended with a college in the
United States. Students attended only
when they had a class scheduled; the rest
of the time was free, she said.
She studied French and German and
taught an English class two days a week.
She also took history, geography and
physical education and took art lessons
for half a year. She couldn't take science.
Debbie said, because the sciencc program
begins in the sixth grade and is too
advanced to try to enter at the high
"I had a terrible time with the language
at first, so for the first three months, I
could hardly do any school work at all,"
Debbie explained "My French teacher
worked with mo two afternoons after
school and had me write compositions
every weeJv and it really helped me."
She missed the school spirit of the
American high school though.
"There is just no such thing as school
spirit," Debbie said. "In France, school is
a place to attend to learn and aside from
that you have no business there. There
wasn't a student body at all."
There were no school sports teams
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if you arc planning to bum unite trash
- don't. That's illegal, as ot July 1.
But camp files and cookout grills are
still permissible under the Water and An
Pollution Board regulations that went
into effect the first of this month.
A revision of the water control laws
passed by the 1409 General Assembly
prohibits open burning, the
establishment of any new souicc of au
contamination without a permit from the
board, or the emission from existing
facilities of smoke that is darker than a
light shade of gicy.
I lie states air pollution control laws
have had little effect, however. 111 Hoke
The prohibition against open burning
effects not only individuals but also
about 400 counties and municipalities
that burn refuse in open dumps. However
the city of Raeford maintains a landfill
on property leased form Reigel Paper
Company and is not allowed by the
company to bum.
"Under the terms of our lease, we
couldn't burn if we wanted to," John
Gaddy, city manager, said. The city has
filed a notice to that effect with the
Water and Air Resources Board, he said.
There are some open burning activities
that are permitted by the regulation.
These include camp fires and fires used
solely for outdoor cooking and other
recreational purposes; fires purposely set
for fire training, for disease and pest
control on agricultural lands, for forest
management and to maintain
right-of-ways in rural areas.
Trees, brush and other vegetable
matter may be burned for land-clearing or
clearing right-of-ways within the
following limitations: the wind must be
blowing away from any populated area;
the location of the burning must be at
least 1000 feet from any dwelling in a
residential area other than the dwelling
located on the property on which the
burning is conducted; only vegetable
matter by be burned and the initial
burning may begin only between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. bxceptions to
those hours may be granted by the board
All other open burning in the state is
prohibited by the regulation.
Under the regulations, any new source
of smoke or other air contaminants must
receive a permit from the slate board
before it can be constructed. 1 his section
also prohibits any changes begun after
July I to any existing structure that
might emit air pollution.
The smoke control section ol the law
regulates the emission of daik smoke.
F.xcept for a five minute period each hour
for no more than 20 minutes in any 24
hour period, smoke that is datker than a
light shade of grey is prohibited
Most of the operators in county who
were contacted feel that they are within
the limits of the law.
Burlington in Kaclord uses a
700-horsepower gas/oil tired boiler as a
principal source of heat and steam larry
Allgood said. Supplementary boilers still
use coal as a fuel, but Burlington lias a
program in which virtualK all coal-l'ucd
boilers will be Converted to gas-oil us a
means ot greater efticiency and to
minimue air pollution, lie said
Most of the dark smoke is produced by
coal furnaces, such as the one at Moke
Conciete C'ompanv. However, the dark
smoke emission is within the piesci.l"ed
five minute limit. C'Kde Ipcliurcli said.
"We have a terrific air pollution
problem for about four minutes during
the time we are stirring the grate." he
explained. However, the boiler only runs
during the daytime and the coals are
stirred only four times a day so the
smoke emission is within the regulation,
"Ot course we are concerned about
those four minute periods, both trom the
standpoint of pollution and because it is
not economical to lose combustible
material through smoke," I pchurch said.
The companv has investigated
converting to a gas furnace he said.
Another coal user is the school system.
However, most of the count) school
heating plants have been converted trom
coal, Donald Abernethy, school
"Beginning two years ago, we started
fuel conversion from coal to oil and
natural gas," he said "At the end of this
school year we will have only one school
using coal ?? South Hoke ?? and we'll
convert that next year "
Lpchurch Junior High and West Hoke
were converted to oil this summer, he
About 35 per cent of the schools in the
state still use coal for heat
Other industries, such as Raeford
Turkey Farms and Raeford Lumber
Company, have only occasional burning
from an incinerator spokesmen said
Incinerators are permitted as long as the
smoke is light grey, or within the Number
Two rating on the Ringelmann Chart,
which is used to rate amount of pollution
in the air.
Tex-Elastic was converted serveral
years ago to electric power which
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