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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOL. LXVI NO. 14 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. VI r:l st i j
BY SAM MORRIS
The call from Frank Crumpler last
Wednesday morning telling us that Alfred
k Cole had died the night before was very
surprising. Alfred had been in the office
Tuesday, renewed his lubscription and
talked to us for about an hour. We could
have talked with him all afternoon
because of the many months we had been
We first remember Alfred when he was
caretaker for the local National Guard
unit. The Armorv at that time was in the
building now ocupied by the Hoke
Library. In the old County office building
was a horse and mule stable run by my
father. This was in the late twenties and
being at the stable, we saw plenty of
Alfred Cole. y
He was assistant scoutmaster of the
local troop and we can recall many things
he taught us as youngsters. F.B. Sexton
was the scoutmaster and ran the troop
with a firm hand. Alfred along with
Younger Snead and Cliff Conoly were his
assistants and kept the boys moving
about. Mr. Sexton didn't make many
camping trips so Alfred was always in
charge and during the time for play he
had many thing going.
But in 1940 the local Guard unit was
called to active duty. Alfred was first
sergeant and I was a sergeant in the
outfit. During the year that we were with
the guard at Fort Moultrie and Fort
Screnen, Alfred and myself were together
most of the time. We were not on duty. If
you needed advice, he was always willing
to help, and being a few years older than
the remainder of the outfit, he was
bothered many times for advice.
Alfred was older, but when it came to
sports, he was always the leader and was
one of the best athletes this town has ever
We can still hear him before reveille
going by each tent and waking up the
soldiers. Especially on a day for a 25 mile
hike, he would be in rare form. His
favorite saying was, "the comes and
calues may come and go, but the Bull
goes on forever." We know that in the
greener pastures that the Bull will go on
forever. And in the minds and hearts or
ballplayers, scouts, soldiers and business
associates Cole will live forever.
Yes, we could spend many hours
recalling the times we spent with Alfred
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, J.L Black was by this week and
thanked us for the results his want ad got
several weeks ago. He sold the house he
advertised and stated the could have sold
it many times. We like this type of visitor.
Usually it is the other type that comes
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Nathan 'Nig' Epstein, brother of
Mitchell and Harvey Epstein, was by the
office last Wednesday looking for papers
that had the write-ups about the cabin.
Nig now lives and runs a business in
Latta, S.C. He was in the best of health
and, except as most of us around ihe
waist, looked the same. Nig is like most
of the group that came up in the 1920-30
era; they want to talk of the old days. We
know that many of his friends will be
glad to hear that he is doing fine.
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Raz Autry asked us to remind
members of the Arabia Golf Club that
Saturday, August 22nd was the final day
to play qualifying rounds for the club
tournament. Each player must have two
qualifying rounds before flights can be
IUST PASSING THROUGH - Ben "Kaiser" Dow. center. who lived In Reeford and worked at the Raeford Cafe from 1925 to
1938 visited with members of the "oldgang" when he Hopped In Raeford Tuesday on his way to Gastonia. Israel Mann and LW.
"mum were two of the long- time residents who came to remlnbce about the days when a steak and gravy sandwich with slaw
* |totatoet cost 15c at the cafe. Dow it now living In Lebanon, Ri. and hat worked for 31 years as an Inspector for Bethlehem
Hoke Schools To Open August 25;
Teacher Assignments Are Made
The principals of J. W.
McLauchlin, Scurlock arid West
Hoke schools are urgently
requesting that all parents that have
not registered their children for
enrollment in first grade this fall do
so immediately. The pre ? school
registrations from last spring are
below the enrollments in the first
grade last year. The teacher
allotments for these schools are
based on the number of children
accounted in pre ? school
Supplies, materials and
classrooms must be secured and
prepared in anticipation of the
number of children expected on the
first day of school. Class rolls and
teacher assignments cannot be
accurately made if an overflow of
students report on opening day and
they are not registered.
if you have a child that will enter
the first grade this year and have
not completed his registration
secure the necessary papers and
take to the school in your
You will need the following
information when you come to the
school for registration:
1. Birth Certificate for the child
2. Records of immunization for
smallpox, tetanus, diphtheria,
whooping cough, polio, and measles
(optional but recommended)
3. Physical examination record if
given by this date, will be required
before child enters school.
Ends In Crash
Two cars traveling in the same
direction on North Main Street collided
Friday when the driver of one car tried to
make a U-turn from the right lane and
struck the side of the other car.
Gregory Locklear was charged with
making an unsafe movement. He had
pulled to the far right side of the road,
city policeman Jim West said, and then
turned left into the right side of a car
driven by Aline Thompson.
The damage to Locklear's car was
estimated at >250 and to the Thompson
car at S300.
A fight on Main Street between two
women last Friday night resulted in the
arrest of Bonnie Baker and Barbara
Linthicum for engaging in an affray.
The incident took place on the
sidewalk outside of the Raeford Hotel on
South Main Street about 9 pjn. Fridav.
Superior Court Begins
Four-Day Session Monday
Superior Court will begin a four - day
session Monday with six cases scheduled
for a grand jury hearing and trial if a true
bill of indictment is returned, 11 non -
jury matters and motions and 58 cases set
for trial before Judge Thomas D. Cooper,
The grand jury will consider on
Monday the cases of Willie Lee Devine,
who is charged with forgery and passing
of forged check; Andrew Bethune,
charged with assualt with intent to
commit rape and burglary with intend to
commit rape; Ralph Couch, who is
accused of breaking, entering, larceny and
receiving stolen goods and Johnny Lee
Scott, who is charged with resisting
Judge Cooper will consider eleven non
- jury matters and motions on Monday.
These concern the cases of Tracy
Locklear, driving under the influence;
Robert A. Billinger, passing a forged
check; James Willie Leach, public drunk,
second offense; Denny Matthews,
felonious receiving; Bobby Blue,
worthless check; James Jones, larceny of
hogs; Freddie Revels, Jr., felonious
larceny; Lock Craig Dial, larceny of hogs.
Bobby Locklear, probation violation;
Robert M. Graham, worthless check and
Robert Lee Hollingsworth, murder.
Two men charged with murder are
scheduled to be tried Monday. Sidney
Townsend and Darnell McMillan are
accused of murdering Henry G. Monroe
last March 1 near Duffy's Station.
Other cases planned for trial Monday
are Willie Martin McCain, driving drunk;
James Pearly Wall, Jr., driving drunk:
Jesse Lee Taylor, driving under the
influence; Eugene Slate, armed robbery
and assault with a deadly weapon with
intent to kill; Melvin Lewis Dees, driving
under the influence, third offense; Joe
Randall Holland, careless and reckless
driving; George Hollingsworth, assault
and resisting arrest; Owilla Louise
Dobbins, assault with a deadly weapon
with intent to kill; Henry Howard
Hollingsworth, driving under the
influence; Clinton White, robbery with
firearms; Stafford Junior Locklear,
assault with a deadly weapon with intent
to kill; Thomas Dial, larceny of hogs;
James Alford, assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill; Nathaniel
Williams, assault with a deadly weapon
with intent to kill; Robert M. Graham,
worthless check; Luke Sturdivant,
resisting and delaying an officer and
driving while license is revoked.
Cases scheduled for trial on Tuesday
are Joe Scott, felonious larceny; Johnny
Scott, felonious larceny; Freddie Revels,
Jr., felonious larceny; Ralph Sanders,
assault with a deadly weapon; Joseph
Chavis, two counts of shooting into an
occupied building; Joe Chavis, two counts profane language; Wilbert Earl Cherry,
of assault with a deadly weapon and one Sr., driving under the influence; Elton
of shooting into an occupied dwelling Buffkin, driving under the influence;
house; Lena Mae Locklear, two counts of Warnell Jacobs, Jr., aiding and abetting
violation of prohibition laws; Johnny Lee driving under the influence and John Lee
Scott, improper passing and resisting Hines alias Lee Marr Hines, larceny.
Scheduled for trial on Wednesday are Court is scheduled to end Thursday
Martin A Overcash, charged with driving with trials for Deiton Monroe, Jr., who is
under the influence; Phillip James charged with two counts of assault. Mrs.
Thomson, violation of N.C. General Mary M. Jones, who is charged with
Statute 14 ? 135; Johnny Woods, forcible issuing a worthless check and Joe Fairley,
trespass and assault; Charles Junior charged with driving hwile his operator's
Leach, assault with a deadly weapon and license is revoked.
Doran Berry Resigns
As District Solicitor
Doran J. Berry, Superior Court
Solicitor for Cumberland and Hoke
counties, has submitted his resignation to
Gov. Bob Scott effective Aug. 30.
Berry said in a statement issued
Wednesday that lie intended to return to
pr<vate law practice on Aug. 31 but that
he "intends to devote as much time as
r"i .jible U) public service."
- A. Thompson, the Democratic
HoiilBice for the office is unopposed in
the general election. Berry has asked that
Thompson be allowed to join his staff
now and to assume the position at the
end of August.
"1 feel that this course is best for the
orderly transition of the responsibilities
of this office. The Office of the
Prosecutor of the District Courts expires
the first Monday in December, and will
therefore be combined with the duties of
the Solicitor's office. 1 feel it is important
to the administration of justice that my
successor have the opportunity to
familiarize himself with the heavy
Superior Court docket before this change
"I shall forever be grateful to the
governoring and law enforcement officials
of Cumberland and Hoke counties for
their assistance and cooperation during
my tenure, which together with that of
the SB1 and numerous citizens and
officials has been invaluable.
"1 intend to return to the private
practice of law on Aug. 31, 1970, but
intend to continue to devote as much
time as possible to public service.
"I do have several recommendations to
be made concerning the administration of
criminal justice, however I feel that 1
should withhold these until the
completion of the criminal session of
court this month.
"Although this office has placed heavy
The county ABC store made
SI2,735.62 less this year than it did last
Net income for the store in fiscal 1970
was listed in an audit by A.K. Lovin of
Red Springs as $48,426.92. Net income
for last year was 561,162.54.
According to the audit, revenue has
declined for the past three years from a
high of 575,413.06 in 1967. Net income
in 1968 was 561, 162.54.
The county's share of the income this
year is 544,209.33. During the past two
years the county received more than
562,000 each year from the alcoholic
beverage store. This year's distribution is
the least the county has received since
1964 when the county's share was
Liquor sales amounted to 5513,601.80
this year, with a gross profit on the sales
The total expenses of 5131,677.54
included 523,425.17 in salaries and
wages; 550,205.70 for beverage tax;
536,921.45 surtax; S8.093.85 alcoholic
rehabilitation tax; 55,697.18 to the law
enforcement fund and 52,848.59 to the
education and research fund.
The operating expenses increased
52,670.07 over the preceding year. Of
this amount, salaries and wages increased
51,895.59 and other operating expenses
City officials are seeking an allocation
by the county from the ABC store of
S5,000 a year or a percentage of the
income to help finance the water and
iew?r extensions to the industrial site.
demands upon my personal and
professional time, it has been a rewarding
experience and 1 am grateful fur the
people of this district for allowing me to
serve in this capacity and I hope that I
have contributed to some extent to the
administration of justice during my
tenure in office."
Berry will serve as Solicitor in Hoke
County for the Superior Court session
here the week of Aug. 17.
United F und
Meets T uesday
The budget and admissions committee
of the Hoke County United Fund will
meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the conference
room of the Board of Education building.
All organizations who plan to
participate in United Fund this year must
have a budget prepared to submit to the
The date for the fund drive and
campaign goals will be set after the
budget and admissions committee reports
to the board of directors. Donald D.
Ab erne thy is committee chairman.
Drowns T ues.
Mrs. Martha Joy McAnulty, 52,
drownfed Tuesday night in the Crawford
Thomas pond near Turnpike Road, about
a mile west of Raeford.
Coroner Frank Crumpler ruled that the
death was suicidc, based on an
investigation made by him and by the
Mrs. McAnulty left her home about 5
p.m. Tuesday. She had been dead for
several hours when her body was found
about 12:30 that night, Crumpler said.
She had been hospitalized for an illness
recently and had returned home last
Arrangements for a memorial service
She is survived by her husband, John
Howard McAnulty. two sons, Don
Michael, who is serving in the Navy in
Germany and Pat McAnulty of the home,
a daughter, Mrs. Joel Stancia of
Aberdeen; three sisters, Mrs. Marvin
Ferguson of Southern Pines, Mrs. Roger
Dixon of Raeford and Mrs. Charlie
Gordon of Springfield, Pa.; and a brother,
Robert P. Looper of New York.
The Clothing Closet Drive which began
in June is still in progress If you haven't
carried your good, clean, sized useable
clothing to the McLauchlin School please
do so soon so that it may be sorted and
stored before school begins There is a
great need for all kinds of clothing -
especially summer clothes to be used
when school begins. The Senior Citizens
are mending and sewing for the drive. If
you have material, large scraps, patterns,
zippers and trim please carry that too.
If you have clothing that you cannot
get to the ichool please call 875-3428 and
someone will nirlf >? "?
scnooi win oegin week after next lor
an expected 4900 students.
Teachers report to classrooms Aug ")4
and students register in a short session
from 8 15 to 11 a.m. the next dav. The
first regular day of school will be Aug.
A program of industrial co-operative
training designed to combat the high
drop-out rate will be inititated this year
in the junior and senior grades at the high
schoo . Donald D Abernethy, county
school superintendent, said.
The new program, which was approved
by the state only last week, will operate
much like the distributive education
program and is intended lo give graduates
a salable skill alter high school. It is a 100
per cent reimbursed vocational program
financed by federal funds and
administered b> the slate, lie said.
Hoke County has the highest drop-out
rate in the state. Abemethv said Based
on hgures after the 1968 graduation, 53.2
percent quit school between the fifth
grade and graduation.
Abernethy said he feels the rate was
not quite so high this year as fewer high
school students quit school in 1969. but
the percentage is still very hkh.
A remedial reading' clinic will be
started this year in the high school, he
announced. A reading laboratory that is
now in the process of being equipped will
olfer individual diagnosis and instruction
through the u, of - pes. programmed
materials and study carrels, or individual
stations. Mrs. Florence Cohen will teach
the reading piogram, which will
speed35'" lopment fading and riot
are ,LUr 0;,,er reading clinics it<
he lower grade*, however this is the first
time the high school lias offered remedial
A special eduction c'ass vs II also be
added to the high school f-.r eduutioiw!
mentally retried '.i.idents. A t.arhe. las
not beon. x;gneJ to the class yet.
Abernethy urged parents of chrtdren
who will.enter the first grade to register
them now at the elementary school they
are to attend. The principles are on duty
now and will take registrations, he said.
Hirst graders are required b\ state law
to have immunizations against small-pox
polio and diphtheria, whooping cough
and tetnus. They must also have a birth
certificate Children must be six years old
on or before Oct. 16 to enter the first
The board of education has assigned all
students who live in Hoke County to
attend a school within the county.
Previously, some students have attended
schools in Moore. Scotland, Robeson and
Cumberland counties Seniors who
attended out-of-county high schools last
year, however may attend the same
school this year, Aberneth> said.
Two school buses have been added
this year to make a total of 54 bus routes
serving the county.
Another program added to the school
system this year is a music instruction in
the eastern and western districts of the
The proposed calendar for the 1970-71
school year is:
Aug. 24 - Teachers first dav; Aug 25 ?
Pupil registration; Aug 26 - First dav of
school; Sept. 7 ? Labor Dav: Oct. 13 -
Teacher's professional meeting; Nov.
i Thanksgiving holidays; Dec.
?.1-Jan. I ? Christmas holidavs; Jan. 20 ?
r a rent-teacher conferences (no school);
April 8-13 - taster vacation; June 2 ?
Teachers last day. Teachers are assigned
to the following schools for the new
See SCHOOLS. Page 11
A city policeman making rounds earlx
Monday morning arrested four Ft. Bragg
soldiers and charged them with breaking
entering and larceny.
JC. Barrington saw a car pull away
trom the Pure Oil station on U S. 401 as
he was making a routine check of the
area. He gave chase, stopped the car and
placed the four men under arrest.
They are Jerry Hayes. Donald St John.
James Morton and James Tucker, all of
rt. Bragg. They are accused of breaking
into the vending machines at the service
The four are under S250 bond for
District Court Friday.
A man injured in a knife fight early
Saiurday morning at Antioch needed
about 40 stitches to close the wound on
his head, according to Robert Locklear
Hoke County Deputy.
Henry Woods was cut with a pocket
knife at the home of Bobby Chavis about
2 a.m. Saturday morning. Locklear said
Chavis wV charged with assault with a
deadly weapon in connection with the
cutting. He was released on a S300 bond
lor appearance in District Court Friday.