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The Hoke County Ntwi- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOL. LXVI NO 18 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. SEPTEMHF.R 10 iQTii
Bv SAM MORRIS
The Governor's Luau at Wrighuville
Beach drew many old and young
Democrats. The weather wu perfect for
the occasion and everyone seemed to
have ? big time.
Going to the affair from Hoke County
were Rep. N.L. McFadyen, Judge Joe
Dupree, Paul Dickson and yours truly.
we ran into Senator Hec McGeachy of
Fayetteville and we asked him about the
rumors of running for lieutenant governor
in the next primary. He said that he wu
running and for me to announce it in my
column this week. We know that this
announcement will be highly received by
Hoke County people.
Sen. McGeachy has been a booster of
Hoke County even before becoming our
district senator and we know that we can
look for the same treatment if he is
elected in the 1972 election.
We also noted that "Skipper" Bowles
of Greensboro wu running hard for
governor. But of course when politicians
get together everything is on the friendly
side. It won't be long before politicians
will start choosing sides and then the
verbal battles will begin.
The following was handed to me by
Charlie Hottd lut week after information
had come through channels that Bobby
Dew had been killed in Vietnam. Charlie
hu been real close to all Hoke athletes at
bus driver for the teams.
He'll always be "Mountain Dew" to
me. He drove the school bus and carried
my children to school. I drove the
activity bus on which he and the
basketball team traveled. It was one of
these trips that Bobby received his
nickname "Mountain Dew".
All the basketball players, W.K..
Morgan and myself can recall with a
chuckle this incident. Bobby loved good
humor and a joke but this night showed
he could take a joke too.
He wu uncomplicated, dedicated and
did not know what "quit" meant.
It is young men such u Bobby that
auks my association with our young
athletes so rewarding.
I thank Bobby's parents for his life
lived among us, for his willingness to
serve in a war we find so hard to
understand - But most of all very simply
for being "Mountain Dew".Charlie Hottel
Jerry Thompson faculty adviser to the
EKOH staff at Hoke High uked that the
following information be related to
School pictures for the annual will be
made at Hoke High School Monday,
All boys must wear a coat and tie.
Senior girls will not wear drapes this
year; instead, they will be allowed to
wear apparel which they feel will flatter
them the most. The annual staff asks that
dark colored clothes be worn, if possible,
because this will help to make a better
picture for the annual.
All Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman
girls will wear white blouses with dark
blue or black cardigan sweaters.
All students please make a special
effort to be present Monday for this
All students are expected to follow the
dress code of the school.
Ted Harris, 23, wu ahot in the leg with
a imill caliber pistol Monday afternoon
at hi* home on the Hendrix farm.
He wu reported in good condition at
Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
A warrant has been issued for the
arrest of Norman McFadyen, 25, in
connection with the shooting, Sheriff
D.M. Barrington said, and the
investigation is continuing.
Charlei Proctor, deputy sheriff of
Hoke County, has submitted his
resignation effective Sept. 15 to the
Sheriff D.H. Barrington and the county
He will be employed ai a security
policeman at the Raeford Turkey Farms.
In his resignation, Proctor said "I have
enjoyed my work on the sheriffs
department force and wish I could
continue but, under the financial
conditions offered, 1 feel 1 must accept
the position at the Raeford Turkey
Sheriff Barrington said, in announcing
the vacancy on the department, "Proctor
has done a good job and I hate to lose
The sheriff reported to the
commissioners that companies using
security police forces could be a serious
drain on city and county law
enforcement agencies. He said he would
begin taking applications to fill the
vacancy left by Proctor as soon as
A senior citizen's forum will be held
Sept. 22 at 3:30 in Raeford Methodist
The discussion is being planned in
connection with President Nixon's White
House Conference on Ageing, which will
be held in November of 1971.
Community forums are being held
throughout the nation during the week of
Sept. 20 to help form guidlines for the
national conference next year.
Hoke County's committee to organize
the forum is composed of Mrs. Ellen
Willis, home economics agent; Miss Mabel
McDonald, director of the county social
services; Mrs. Jerry McLamb, nurse at the
countv health department and Miss
Josephine Hall, senior citizen's
The Rev. Jack Mansfield, pastor of
Raeford Baptist Church, will be the
moderator at the forum.
Panelists, who have not yet been
named, will lead the discussion and then
will evaluate the meeting, identify the
needs of the participants and make
additional comments which would be
useful for state and national planning for
the White House conference.
All persons is the county who are over
55 years old are urged to attend the
'Those who wish will be given time to
speak out and tell what they think their
greatest needs are," Miss Hall said. "The
White House Conference on Aging and
the activities connected with it such as
the county forums arc means through
which we can make sure that senior
citizens are no longer the forgotten
Man Jailed Five Days
Before Littering Trial
a man wno ipent live days
in jtil awaiting trial for littering
wu given prayer for judgment
and the court costs were
remitted by Judge Joseph
Dupree in District Court
Sgt. William Earl Simmon of
Wilson had pleaded not guilty
to littering ticket issued May 1
but was found guilty. He was
jailed on Aug. 31 to await trail
on Friday after lie had failed to
appear in court several times.
Simmons explained his
absences, saying he had the
case continued once; once he
had come to court and the
arresting officer was on
vacation so tlte case was
oootinued and once he had
called to ask if he should be in
court that day. However by
that time it was too late to
oome to court, he said. He was
on Army tririning exerciscs
when the last two summons
were issued, Simmons said.
Only a dozen cases were
heard in the brief session which
ended before noon.
Paul Tatum, of Raefoit!. was
found guilty of trespass snd
was sentenced to i?* months in
The stale took a no! pros
wiu) leave on a charge against
Johnny Spencer of Raeford,
who was accuscs of issuing a
worthless check for S3S to
John T. Wilson, Jr.
Johnny Leon Spencer of
Raeford pleaded guilty to
driving while his liccnsc was
revoked, no liability.insurance,
and improper vehicle
registration. Hy was sentenced
to 12 months suspended for
three years on the condition
that he not d^ive until properly
licensed to do ?o. He was fined
S500 and costs.
Artice Perkins, of Parkton.
pleaded guilty to failing to
report an accident. He was
sentenced to 30 days
suspended and fined S2S and
The state took a nol pros
with leave upon payment of
costs by Wilbert Oxendine of
Rt. 4, Red Springs, who was
charged with non-support.
No probable cause was
found against John Doe, alias
Carl Oxendine, who was
charged with larceny of an
Hubert Feterkin of Raeford
pleaded guilty to issuing ?
worthless check for SI I to
Richard McPhatter and was
sentenced to 30 days
suspended upon payment of
the check and costs.
Erick McPhatter of Racford
was found not guilty of assault
with a deadly weapon.
Lee Clayton Harris of
Lumber Bridge pleaded guilty
to driving without a license and
was sentenced to 30 days
suspended. He was fined S10
Sadie Jones Holliday of Red
Springs was found not guilty of
John Carson Caulder of
Raeford pleaded guilty to
driving under the influence and
was sentenced to six months in
jail suspended for two years on
the condition that he not
violate any state penal laws
during that time. Hy was
ordered not to drive for the
next 12 months except under
the limited driving privilege
granted by the court and he
was fined SI00 and court
The following cases were
heard in Magistrate's Court:
James L. Southerland,
Brooklyn, N.Y., failing to dim
headlights to appproaching
James Frank Renfroe,
Prattville, Ala., hunting
without a license, two counts,
S20 and costs.
John W. McMillan, Bradley,
III., hunting doves without a
license, SIS Pine and costs.
Russell Allen Chavis, Red
Springs, speeding 70 in a 60
mph zone, S5 fine and costs.
Huey Isaac Byrd, Aberdeen,
inspection violation, costs.
Eldred Blue, Raeford,
worthless check for S19 to
Curtis McNeill, pay check and
Dolores Louise Leggett,
Raeford, worthless check for
S8.09 to Curtis McNeill, pay
check and costs.
Luther Lee Locklear, Red
Springs, public drunk, S6 jail
fee and costs.
Ralph Bullard, Red Springs,
public drunk, S6 jail fee and
Florence Bryant Haskell,
Southern Pines, stop sign
Doris Adams Hasty,
Raeford, inspection violation,
Virginia B. Porter, Raeford,
worfhlesx check for S3 to Pete
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Phone Company Representatives
Answer Board On Toll- Free Calls
A GIFT OF BLOOD - Mrs. Mllo Postel donates bloud during the Bloodmobile visit to Raeford last Wednesday. In one of the small
turnouts in recent visits, there were more volunteers to man the Bloodmobile stations than there were donors. A total of 39
donors and 41 volunteer workers participated in the drive. However, six housewives and four others from the town provided an
unusually high total of non-industry connected donors, Bloodmobile chairman Clyde Upchun h said. There were IS donors from
McCain, 8 from Burlington, 5 from Ter-Elastic and J from Raeford Turke\ farms.
Gardner Opposes Only 9 Added
Z oning Ordinance To Hoke Census
Hugh Gardner is fighting City Hall.
The new zoning ordinance, which the
city council is scheduled to act Thursday
night, will change the zone in which
Gardner's house and the lots on either
side are located from residential to light
The industrial zone on South Main
Street is to be extended to the Chisholm
property line and then is to connect with
industrial property along Stewert Street.
This will take Gardner's property into the
zone and he doesn't like it.
"All I ask is don't zone me industrial
and don't wrap me into my property line
with industry," Gardner told the
councilmen at the public hearing on the
zoning ordinance held Aug. 31.
Gardner said he had been fighting the
new districting since the ordinance was
first proposed by the planning board last
spring. He attended the first public
hearing in April, at which only 15 persons
were present. Since then, he said he lias
investigated buying land to surround his
property but some of the laud wasn't for
sale and another portion was too
1 don't have SI0.000 to spend on land
that 1 don't have any use for, just to
provide protection tor the place I live in,"
Gardner also appeared before the
meeting of the planning board on Sept. 1,
to request a change in the proposed
Gardner said he had suggested three
alternatives to the present proposal. In
the first, he asked that a line be extended
from Stewart Street to the new road that
was built into the industrial site and that
the block along South Main remain
SEE MAP, PAGE 3
This was not acceptable to the city
council, he said. As a second proposal,
Gardner said he suggested that a street be
built down his south property line to
provide a barrier from the industrial
As a last resort, Gardner said he asked
that his property be zoned commercial.
"Then I might could develop it when
the area became such that 1 couldn't live
there anymore," he said.
The city council suggested that the
light industrial zone could be changed to
exclude the three residential lots, but this
was not acceptable Gardner said because
it would leave him surrounded with
"1 am not against industry coming in
here. We need it and if my property being
resdential will keep industry out. I'll
sacrifice it. But I'm just trying to see if
there is any other solution."
Gardner emphasieu that there were no
hard feelings on lus part over the matter.
"I'm not mad at anybody," he said.
"I'm just trying to protect myself. But
I'm a firm believer in the democratic
process where you state your position
and then abide by the decisions of the
The regular September meeting of the
city council will be held Thursday at 7:30
p.m. in City Hall.
The meeting, which is usually held the
first Monday night o? each month, was
postponed this month because of Labor
Day. The date of the meeting was
erroniously reported in last week's
edition as being changed to Sept. 14.
Only nine persons were added to the
Hoke County census figures as a result of
the "Were You Counted" campaign
bureau officials in Charlotte announced
There were 19 additional census forms
turned in to the census office by county
officials who collected the forms after
census workers had failed to pick them
Of this number, 16 households,
representing 43 people, were found to
have been enumerated by the census
office. Three households, representing 9
persons, were apparently not enumerated
and were added to the census records for
Hoke County, Joseph R. Norwood,
regional director, said.
"This represents less than 1/5 of 1% of
your total population," he pointed out.
Norwood also said that the ccnsus
bureau was conducting a further chcck of
missed households through the local post
"Our experience to date indicates that
households added through local "Were
You Counted" campaigns, such as yours,
would have been picked up by this
quality check," he said.
Norwood said the final and official
census figure for Hoke County will be
published later this year. A preliminary
report listed the county's population at
16,246. This was 110 fewer residents
than in 1960.
A delegation from the phone company
met witli the county commissioners at a
board meeting Tuesday to explain
procedures 111 establishing toll-free service
between Raeford and Red Springs.
Thornton Rose, district commercial
inamanagcr of Fayettcville; Lai Woolen,
forecast and tariff manager of Tarboro;
Glenn Daughteridge, commercial manager
of Fayettcville. and Archic Outland,
development supervisor of Fayettcville,
appeared before the commissioners in
response to a resolution introduced last
month by John Bailout to look into the
matter of establishing direct scrvicc
between the portions of the county that
arc now on different exchanges.
Also appearing at the meeting, at the
invitation of the county board, were
Harold Gillis. tlokc-Kacford Chamber of
Commerce; D.D. Abernethy. county
school superintendent: Robert Gibson,
county board of education: Wendell
Young, farm agent and Mrs. Ellen Willis,
home eonomics agent.
Rose told the commissioners that any
move to establish toll free scrvicc must
come from organized groups with in the
county in order to demonstrate support
for the plan. Once sufficient support is
gained, he said, the company will then
make a cost and engineering study on the
matter. The proposal must then be
presented to the Utilities Commission for
approval, along with a vote by the
telephone subscribers in both the Red
Springs and the Raeford area. It would
take about three years to obtain approval
and to make the necessary changes, Rose
At the present time there are sufficient
calls per day between Raeford and Red
Springs to warrant making it a toll
exchange, he said. If it is approved, the
increased costs will be pro-rated among
all the telephone subscribers in the two
At the beginning of the meeting, the
commissioners endorsed the
Hi.icrci; Scul k- Con: ??ti,y V'atcr
System and approved a letter saying the
system boundaries would not conflict
with any plans of the county or any
A resolution of interest was passed
stating the boards interest in joining with
other counties and towns in Region "N"
to form a Council of Governments. The
commissioners planned to attend an
initial meeting next Monday at the
Robeson County Memorial Library to
determine the cities and towns who will
join. Another meeting is planned for
Sept. 21 to elect officers, adopt by-laws
and discuss business.
A letter from Dorothea Dix Hospital
announcing the change in rates to SI2 a
day was discussed by the commissioners.
Sheriff D.M. Barrington appeared before
the board to explain his legal obligation
to provide transportation for persons
committed to the hospital. The board
decided to have county attorney Charles
Hosteller look into the financial
obligations to the county to pay for
indigent patients committed to the
hospital. About 25 persons a year are sent
to the state mental institution from Hoke
County, Sheriff Barrington said.
The purchase of a new mimeograph
machine for S585 to be used by all the
county offices was approved. A special
fund from the civil defense officc will pay
half of the cost.
The board approved a petition calling
for a fire tax clcction in the Pine Hill Fire
District in Qucwifflc.
The commissioners also approved a
request to placc on the state maintained
system the Currie farm road, which runs
between state roads 1206 and 1203.
The county attorney presented an
opinion on the cit>'s request for S5.000 a
vear allocation for water and sewer
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Sp4 Robert Dew Killed
Last Week In Vietnam
SP4 Robert Earl Dew, 21, was killed in
a rocket attack tn Na Trang last week.
This is the sixth serviceman from Hoke
County killed in Vietnam.
He had served in Vietnam a total of 13
months when he was killed. He served 11
months in that country and then returned
to Raeford for a leave before going back
to Vietnam July 6.
SP4 Dew had been in the Army for
two years. He was serving with the 330th
Radio Research Battalion at the time of
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Dew of Raeford. Besides his parents, he is
survived by two sisters, Doris and
Margaret Dew of the home, six brothers,
Harold Dew of Drakes Branch, Va., Fred
Dew and Charles Dew of Fayetteville;
Harry Dew of Lumberton and Kenneth
and Edward Dew of the home; his
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary
Graham of Lumberton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. SP4 Robert D?w