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VOL. LXVI NO. 17 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA S4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY Till RSI)\Y. SEPI KMIIKR X l')7?
City Council Gets Two Requests
For Zoning Changes At Hearing
Around T own |
By SAM MORRIS
thT'foSw Hi|h,;Schl>?1 Bucks will open
the 1970 football season Friday night
agunit the Cape Fear High School of
Cumberland County. Charlie Hottel,
~XJ,,t?r President, luted Dial everyone
should make an attempt to attend the
game. If you haven't joined the Booster
Uub, do so as soon as possible. The
Bucks play at Rockingham on Sept. II
and the first home game will be against
Lumberton on Sept. 18. Be a Buck
Booster this year.
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The golf tournament at the Arabia
Course is in the first round of play. After
two qualifying rounds, pairings were
made and match play has started! It is a
double elimination tourney and it will be
a few weeks before winners of each flight
will be determined.
Nita Phillips brought me a copy of the
' Fayetteville Observer dated October 6,
>853. The paper was a semi-weekly at
that time and the format of the paper has
certainly changcd in 117 years. The paper
was given to Nita by her grandmother
Mrs. Lena Terrell of West 5th Avenue.
Thefront page of the paper has the
flag as most papers today, but there isn't
any news article on the page. In the left
hand top corner is the mast head that
tells the price of the caper, advertising
rates and the name of the editor. The
price of the neper is as follows: S4 if paid
in advance, >4.50 if paid during the year
and $5 if paid after the year has expired.
Ad rates were sixty cents per square of
16 lines for the first and thirty cents for
each succeeding publication.
The paper was printed by J.B. Newby
and the Editors and Proprietors were
Edward J. Hale and Son.
The ads in the paper were different
? from the ads of today. Instead of
advertising by the pound most of the
Items were by the barrel. Items were
Numerous ads wanted barrels of
?turpentine. The merchants would either
purchase this item or handle the sale on
One ad was Non-Explosive lamps for
burning fluid and pine oil. It was
#patented Jan. 6, 1852.
Ujere were other ads on carriages,
machinery for oorn, wheat and saw mills!
Ai*o Tor tombstones and livery stables
The livery stable ads offered good horses'
carriages and drivers.
The news in the 4-page paper was on
page two and three. The articles started at
the lefi hand corner of page two and ran
continuously to the last column of the
page. No large headlines just a small Italic
head started each new article. The news
was mostly articles picked up from other
papers and dealt with state and national
3i1'? " 'he da,e shows, was
published before the Civil War. Some
articles contain news of the political
,,,e Jay which includes slavery.
Also there are ads about run-away slaves
The newspaper is in fairly good shape
t and must have been made from better
pulpwood than today because it is not as
Taded ss some of todays newsprint.
The paper is very interesting to read
and we want to thank Nita Phillips for
bringing il by the office.
H. H. lloHtnan
At City Hall
The city lus two new employees.
The smiling voice thai answers the
telephone at city hall might belong to
Kalie Quick, who began work list week
as receptionist. She will replace Jackie
Smith, who was married last Saturday
and has since moved to Raleigh.
H.R. Bowman joined the police force
as patrolman on Aug. 26. A native of
weal hnd, he was previously employed at
Doctor-Silas Mill in Southern Hnes.
Bowman, 22, la married and plans to
move to Raaford soon.
Pay increases for Burlington wage
employees will go into effect Oct. 5, Jack
Bradford and Graham Pope, managers of
the Raeford and Dyeing Plant of
Burlington Worsteds, announced this
The wage increases will be
implemented by divisions in the
industry's 30 operating divisions and
about 140 plants. Most of the raises will
become effective in October, news stories
Raises by Burlington last year initiated
the textile industry's eigth consecutive
annual wage increase and Burlington's
decision this year is expected to put
pressure on the industry to follow its
In announcing the increase, Bradford
and Pope said "The upward wage
adjustment recognizes the performance of
our employees and is in keeping with our
policy to maintain pay rates among the
highest in our area of the industry."
Employees are being notified of their
individual pay rates they said.
The price of milk in the county schools
increased 3 ccnts a carton Tuesday
becausc of a halt in the federal milk
program reimbursement, D.D. Aberncthy,
Milk is now 8 cents a carton instead of
5 cents, he said. The retail price is 7V4
ccnts a carton and under the federal
program, the school was reimbursed the
2W difference between the cost and the
nickle price to the children.
Abernethy said he hoped the halt in
funds would be temporary, but that he
had been notified by the state food
service department to begin charging the
retail price as there was no longer any
guarantee that the schools would receive
the federal money.
Milk will continue to be included with
the plate lunch with no pricc increase, he
Daniel McColl, 25, of 319 Dickson St.,
suffered a partially severed right hand
after it became lodged in equipment
Tuesday night during second shift
operations of the Fayetteville Plant of
Kelly-Springfield Tire Company.
According to plant officials, the
accident occurred at approximately 5
McColl was taken to Cape Fear Valley
Hospital and later transferred to
Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hill.
Hospital authorities at Chapel Hill
Wednesday morning said McColl was
under sedation and the hand, cut between
the knuckles and wrist, was amputated
McColl, who is married and the father
of one child, has been employed by
Kelly-Springfield since Aug. 24 of this
Originally employed as a fork-lift truck
driver, McColl was working in the
banbury room, where raw components
arc initially mixed, at the time of the
McColl was operating a rubber cutter
machinc designed to cut crude and
synthetic rubber, plus other material, into
specified amounts of initial mixing.
The machinc is manufactured with
several satety features, plant officials
explained. An operator must push two
buttons simultaneously in order for the
blade to function and It is impossible to
push both buttons with one hand. To
rclcuse even one button should cause the
blade to stop immediately, a spokesman
uid and to push a single button would
pruthicc no action from the blade. In
addition, the release of both buttons
should send the blade buck lo its original
Plunt officials are investigating the
NEW EQUIPMENT - City policeman Leonard Wiggins and police chief L. IV. Stanton imped the new riot helmets issued to city
policemen. The helmets are part of the law enforcement equipment purchased by the state and city as a result of the state
program to improve law enf-wepn: >ii. The u. ASo expects to receive walkie-talkies and gas masks through the program.
Financial Woes Trouble
Senior Citizen's Cluhs
The senior citizen's program in Hoke
County is feeling the pinch of a reduced
budget this year after their appropriation
from the county commissioners was cut
by two ? thirds.
"Miss Josephine Hall, co -ordinator of
senior citizens activities for the county,
announced at the meeting this week of
the Raeford Friendship Club, that
expenses for supplies and field trips
would have to be reduced.
The reason the senior citizens program
is in financial difficulties lies in the
amount appropriated to it by the county
commissioners, Miss Hall explained. Of
the SI,500 requested for the program,
$500 was approved. The federal
government pays a matching amount to
For the first three years, the senior
citizen program was operated at no
expense to the county with federal funds
through the Sandhills Community Action
Program. At the beginning of this fiscal
year, Jim Fout, SCAP director of the
senior citizen program, appeared before
the county commissioners in each of the
four counties in the SCAP area to explain
that while the three ? year authorization
for the federal program had expired, the
program could be extended if the
counties would appropriate part of the
money. The county appropriation would
be matched by federal funds lie
expalined. He requested 51,500 from
each county to keep the program at the
same level of operation as under the
federally financed program.
Of the four counties in the area,
The vending machines at Irion's Pure
Oil Station on U.S.401 were broken into
last week and the station was broken into
over the weekend.
The vending machines out side the
station were discovered open about 2
a.m. on Aug. 24 by city policeman J.C.
The front door of the station was
battered open last Friday night and
several cases of beer were reported
Another attempt to enter vending
machines was thwarted last Monday at
the Traveler's station, when a woman
from Charlotte who was driving through
Raeford saw two men trying to break
into the machines with a crowbar. She
took the license number of the car parked
there and drove into Raeford where she
stopped a city patrol car and gave the
policeman the information.
No arrests have been made in the
Montgomery County appropriated no
funds for the senior citi/cn program; Lee
and Moore County each appropriated the
lull SI,500 and Hoke County
appropriated one ? third of the amount or
The total budget for the program in
the county is about $1,500, Miss Hall
said, instead of the S3,000 ailotcd to it
when the federal government was funding
the entire program.
The eft'cct of the reduced budget is
being felt in the scope of the program
here, Miss Hall explained.
"There arc many, many senior citizens
who arc unable to get out and get to
meetings. If I could travel around the
county, 1 could reach more people, visit
and such. Of course, I still do sonic of
that, but not on the scale that I would
Sec FINANCIAL, Page 11
A bond ordinance authorizing S60.000
bond issue for water and sewer extensions
arc approved by the citycouncil at a
special meeting Aug. 24.
City residents will vote on the issue
The council also signed an engineering
service aareement with Mnnrc r.ar<in?r
Associates lor construction of interceptor
sewer and water lines.
Mayor John K. McNeill presided at the
called meeting which was attended by
councilmen J. D. McMilhan, Graham
Clark and Franklin Teal; city manager
John Gaddy and representative of Moore
Bike Riders Reminded
Of Rules For Safety
Many youngsters are riding bicycles to
school this year, Donald D. Abernethy,
county school superintendent said and it
is the obligation of adults to see to it that
they are advised about good bike safety.
"Latest statistics indicate that a
national program of bicycle safety
education is reducing fatalities, but there
are always youngsters who need to be
reminded again and again that they are
obliged to know hand directional signals
and other rules of the road," he said.
Bike safety rules outlined by the
Bicycle Institute of America include:
1. Obey all traffic regulations, light,
stop-signs and one-way streets.
2. Keep right. Ride single file. Don't
weave in and out, swerve, race or stunt in
traffic. Never hitch a ride on a truck or
3. For night riding, be sure to have a
white light in front and a red light or
stale-approved reflector in the rear. Have
a clear-sounding horn or bell.
4. Slow down at all intersection!,look
both ways, then proceed with caution.
5. Alwayi give pedestrians the right of
6. Watch out for cars pulling into
traffic or for doors opening.
7. Don't carry passengers or packages
that interfere with your vision or control.
8. Always use proper hand signals lor
stopping and turning. Aberneihy
pointed out that parents should he suie
that family bicycles are thoroughly
inspected by a trained mechanic before
they're returned to Ific job of
transporting junior to school. Most
bicycle stores and repair shops will
inspect bikes free or for a modest charge
and any investment in saving lives is
spokes, tires, gearing devices and other
vital parts should he checked, adjusted
and repaired, he said.
"If youngsters will be returning fiom
school in the early evening hours, or if
bikes are used on paper routes or other
duties which keep youngsters out on their
bikes at night, then reflectorized clothing
or tape sewn to clothing should be
utilized" he said," in addition to front
heidlights, tail lights and reflectors."
Youngsters engaging in bike racing and
other bike games should select quite areas
like schoolyards, playgrounds or unused
athletic fields. Abernethy said.
"Parents should insist that practice
riding take place in safe areas and not on
the streets," he warned.
A public hearing held Monday mghi by
.. c,,y ^??ncil on a proposed zoning
ordinance elicited two requests lor
changes Irom icpresenialivcs of the
Launnburg ? Southern Railioad and from
Hugh Gardner of Raelord.
Bill Jones and Hervy livans. Irom I lie
Launnbuig and Southern, asked that i
proposed commercial /.one be extended
eastward on South Main Sheet beyond
the boundary now planned in the'new
Gardner requested that the boaid
change the Aining ol his property on
Main Street Irom residential to
The city council is expected to act on
Hie zoning ordinance at the next council
meeting, winch will be delayed until Sept
4 because ol the labor Day holiday
date8 >n reBular council meeting
It" approved, the new ordinance will
overhaul the present zoning laws that
have been in el I eel since l<)(,2.
In addition to consolidating
amendments ol the ex.sti.ig zoning
regulations into one ordinance, the
proposal provides lor a district lor mobile
home jxirks, divides the current industrial*
district into light industrial and heavy
industrial sections and provides moie
guidelines lor the zoning administrator,
board of adjustments and planning board.
The regulations will apply u> the area
within the city limits of Raelord and to
the territory surrounding the city for one
mile in all diiection*.
The proposed ordinance will alfecl
mobile homes which are now permit ted
within residential and industrial districts
n they are located in mobile home parks
new ordinance would require
approval of plans lor u mobile home
developmeni b> the city council before it
could be established and would
recontmei,r? 'K-esiaM vhmenl of .1 n*-bile
P^ d'st^et in which iia,ie,?.
!n.rrn 8s ,l)r laundry, sanitation
and managerial facilities and recreation
buildings and areas would be pe. milted
A change in industrial zoning undei the
proposed ordinance would establish light
industry and heavy industry districts. The
present ordinances permit all industries,
regardless ol their characteristics, into
any industrial district.
L'ght industry districts would allow
industries that can be operated in a
relatively clean and quiet manner which
may not become obnoxious to adjacent
homes or business districts.
induslry districts would be
established lor those industries thai. h\
heir nature, create some nuisance
through their emmission or odois.smoke
dust,noise or sonic other pollutant
H the ordinance is approve, persons
who intend to build new buildings or to
change the use of buildings or land, or
subdivide land in the area will be requited
o make an application lor a permit Irom
the zoning administrator.
I lie application must be accompanied
by two sets Of plans drawn n. scale
showing the dimensions and shape ol the
the n, CX7'?? bl,lltl,r^ and outlining
Hie proposed changes.
An application to change the zoning
map or ordinance may he submitted .
he planning board lor consideration
hree weeks before the scheduled meeting
h1 u e ,hl,iird- A S25 wfl he
chanac' 11 - i C'ly l(,r aPP''td'i"ns to
change the regulations.
h n Puh'ic the ordinance was
Hid by the planning board last Apnl 27
Only fifteen people attended the hearing
k-ck^.n meet ,ng' Mon day "J IV
Hoke High cafeteria 1
A film of the opening football game
between Moke Ihgh and Cape Tear wft be
shown and the club fund-raising supper at
the Homecoming game will be discussed
president Charlie Hottel said.
A Booster Club membership drive is
member C<>r\duc,ed w,lh ^ 1 ucker as
membership chairman. Memberships can
anH Qrt 1 31 Moke DruB- Howell Drug
and Southern National Bank at S5 fo/?
single membership and S8 for a couple.
Saturday niRht. y
1 he house, which is unoccupied, was
unfurnished except for the two