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VOL. LXVI NO. 19 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1970
By SAM MORRIS
This it Rescue Week in North Carolina
and we in Hoke County should take
notice. The local rescue squad does a fine
job and receives very little encouragement
from we citizens. All volunteers, they
work for Free! We congratulate the
members of the Hoke Rescue Squad
during this week.
We are pleased to run the
Commander's message for this month.
The commander for the state is Charles
W. Campbell. His message follows:
"As my term of office draws to a close,
1 can't help but think back to 19S7.
Rescue Squads had a "rough row to hoe"
back then. Almost all rescue equipment
was housed away anywhere from service
stations to funeral homes. The members
met and trained in almost any type
structure that could be obtained.
"Now all across North Carolina, you
can see new buildings, some cost in the,
excess of $100,000, also new equipment.
The men have a place they can call home.
Rescue Service has been "sold" to the
people of North Carolina.
"The officers of the Association
receive requests to attend dedication
cercmonies very frequently. I am
extremely proud to attend these
dedications. One can see the pride in the
members faces as you are shown through
the new building and through freshly
"We have come a long way in fourteen
Any rescue squad member can visit one
hundred different rescue squads and
come home with 100 ideas for their own
squad. I believe one of the best ideas I
have seen is the "drawer" under the
ambulance from Elizabeth City. Be sure
to see this at the convention. It will be on
"I want to challenge each of you to
think for just a few minutes. Ask yourself
this question. 'What would I be and what
would my community do without the
Rescue Squad?' I'm sure that after some
thought, most areas would be, 'Thank
God for my talents and for our local
The map and artiste concerning traffic
at Raeford Elementary school should be
read and observed by parents who have
children going to that school. J.W.
Turlington, principal, has a fine plan
worked out if parents will follow
instructions. Just remember that it is too
late after a child is hit by a car or school
The Bucks are riding high after last
week's win at Rockingham. They play
their first home game against Lumberton
Friday night at 8:00 o clock at the high
school stadium. So join the Hoke High
Booster Club and let s keep a good thing
Fire destroyed a sqlton storage shed at
Oakdale Cotton Gin early Wednesday
The fire depart menu at Hillcrest,
North Raeford, Puppy Creek and Raeford
were called in to fight the bla/e that
began about 2 a.m. Wednesday.
The shed was a total loss but the gin
itself was not damaged.
John Campbell, spokesman for the
cotton gin, estimated that 52 bales of
cotton were being stored in the shed
when it bumed. The cause of the fire has
not yet been determined but Campbell
&aid he thought it began within one of the
THE NEW AND THE OLD - Three-year-old Kimberly Tucker
models a modern bikini while Debbie Jnman shows off an old
bathing costume of days gone by. The swimwear was modeled at
the senior citizens meeting this month at Raeford Methodist
Church. Members all brought old items and many v.'ore old
family dresses or dresses made for the Jubilee.
Council Approves Sewer
Water Bond Ordinance
Results of the 1970 election of
community ASC Committeemen were
announced today by Ken W. McNeill,
Chairman, Hoke County Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation
The election was held by mail and
ballots were counted publicly by the
Hoke County ASC Committee,
September 15, 1970 at the ASCS office.
Farmers elected to the committees
are: Allendale: D.A. Currie, L.A.
McGugan, George C. Wilson, Welton
Locklear, and David Liles. Antioch: G.B.
Boitic, Herbert Gillis, H.A. Boyles, F.C.
McPhaul, and Leland Goodman. Blue
Springs: Earl Hendxix, TJ. Harris,
Carlton Gainey, Luther W. Clark and
Roosevelt Piatt. McLauchlin: Douglas
Monroe, E.B. Newton, Julian Barnes,
Kerr Stevens, and Howard McDougald.
Quewhiffle: Charlie Pendergrass, James
R. Nixon, J.W. King, Leonard McBryde,
Jr., and Edgar Barnett. Racford: J.B.
McLeod, James L. Warner, Jim
Williamson, H.C. Dew, and Bobbv Wrislu
Stonewall: T.W. Jones, J.W. Hayes, David
Hendrix, Henry Maxwell, and Robert
McNeill. (These are listed Chairman, Vice
? Chairman, Regular Member, and First
Alternate and Second Alternate
The ASC community committee
chairman, vice ? chairman and third.
regular member automatically become
delegates to the county convention where
farmers are elected to fill vacancies on the
county ASC committee.
The alternate committeemen become
alternate delegates to the convention. The
County Convention will be held at the
Hoke County ASCS Office, September
21,1970 at 7:30 P.M.
ASC county and community
committees handle local administration
of the Agricultural Conservation Program.
Cropland Adjustment Program, the Feed
Grain, Wheat and Upland Cotton
Diversion programs, acrcagc allotments
and marketing quotas, commodity loans,
ind storaor ?
Approval to extend the city debt limit
above eight per cent by the Water and Air
Resources Board in a special meeting last
Thursday paved the way foi a bond
ordinance election here Oct. 17.
The city council met Thursday night
for the regular September meeting and
read and approved the sewer and water
The election officials for the bond
referendum were also approved by the
council. They are Mrs. Graham Monroe,
registrar, Mrs. T.C. Scarborough and
James Davis, judges.
Approval to extend the city debt limit
had already been obtained from state
officials at the Local Government
Commission but approval of the sewer
extension was also required by the Water
and Air Resources Board before the
election could be held. The next regular
meeting of the board was not scheduled
until late October, but, at the city's
insistance, a special meeting was called to
consider the sewer extension. The
approval was granted on the basis of
health reasons, due to the present
overflow of sewage near the turkey plant,
city manager John Gaddy explained.
In other business, the council adopted
the new city zoning ordinance. Hugh
Gardner, who had objected to the zoning
of lus home as industrial property, was
present at the council meeting when the
zoning law was passed. Before adopting
the ordinance, the council changed the
zoning of Gardner's property and a lot on
either side of his from industrial to
The council also adopted a resolution
of intent to participate in the formation
of a regional council of local government.
The resolution was identical to the one
passed by the city of Lumberton and
passed last week by the Hoke county
commissioners. It allows the city officials
to participate in the formation of a local
council and expresses the interest of tlie
city and intent to join a council of town,
aty and county governments in the
planning region "N" which consists of
Bladen, Hoke, Scotland and Robeson
Other planning regions across the state
are also terming rcg onal local
A station wagon and a pickup truck
owned by the city were declared surplus
property and the purchase of a lawn
mower to be used at the sewer plant was
authorized by the council.
P- ? uvui \ y lUdlli.
Three Accused Of Forgery
Waive Preliminary Trial
Two young men and a
woman arrested on charges of
forgery and passing forged
chccks pleaded no( guilty and
waived a preliminary hearing
Friday in District Court. They
were bound over to Superior
Court for action by the grand
Willie Howard McNeill, 18,
of Rt. 3, Racford is charged
with thiee counts of passing a
forged check and live counts of
forgery. Bond was set at S200
for cach ease.
Kenny Maynor, 17, of Rt. 3,
Racford waived a hearing on
two counts of passing a forged
check He was released on a
countinuing bond of $300.
Lillie Mae Purccll, 23, of Rt.
I, Raeford was released on a
continuing bond of $500 after
waiving a hearing on one count
of passing a forged check and
two counts of attempted
passing of a forged
check. McNeill was tried
Friday on a charge of
no;i4u, port and was found
guilty by Judge Joseph Duprce.
However, since McNeill is in
jail now waiting trial on forgey
charges, the court found that
he could not provide support
for his child and continued
prayer for judgment until the
forgery cases are disposed of.
Steven Craig Cook of
Burlington was fined $10 and
costs for improper passing.
Samuel Eugene Bunting of
Asheboro was assessed court
costs for improper registration.
Dan Wilkes of Raeford was
charged costs for exceeding a
James Calvin McLean, Jr. of
Fayetteville, pleaded nolo
contendere to issuing a
worthless check for SI23.37 to
Julian H. Squires. He was
sentenced to 90 days in jail,
with tlie sentence to begin at
the expiration of the sentence
McLean is presently serving for
issuing worthless checks.
Cover Dukes of Raeford was
sentenced to five days in jail
and charged court costs after
pleading guilty to public
No probable cause was
found for the felonious larceny
charge against Wade McMillan
of Rt. 1, Raeford after the
prosecuting witness, Lawrence
Woods. Jr. refused to testify in
the case. Woods was sentenced
to 30 days.in jail and fined SSO
for contempt of court.
A motion for non-suit was
granted at the close of the
state's evidence in a public
nuisance charge against
McMillan. He was found guitly
of a third charge, of assault on
a law-enforcement officcr by
pointing a rifle and was
scntcnced to six months in
prison. The court
recommended that he be
granted work release privileges.
Violet BeaJer, a witness for
the state in the McMillan case,
testified that McMillan aimed a
rifle at a Highway Patrol car
driven by Trooper K.A.
Weston, and, saying he would
kill whoever was in the car,
pulled the trigger. The rifle did
not fire, she said.
No probable cause was
found against James Westly
Bullard who was charged with
felonious larceny. Woods, the
prosecuting witness, also
refused to testify against
A preliminary hearing for
Grace Wilson Reynolds and
James E. Woods, who were
both charged with escape, was
See COURT. Page 11
A car driven by Julius Matthew
Dockcry, 25, of Rt. 2, Raeford was
struck after Dockcry drove from Prospect
onto 401-A and into the path of an
automobile driven by Eugene Laney, 54,
of Rt. 1, Raeford.
Dockcry was charged with failure to
yield right-of-way at a stop sign. Highway
Patrolman C.A. Bennett, who investigated
the accident, said it appeared mat
Dockcry had stopped at the sign but
Failed to see the Laney car before pulling
nto the highway. The accident occurred
ibout 7 p.m.
Forum Panel Announced
Panelist for next Tuesday's senior
citizen's forum were announced this week
by Miss Josephine Hall, county senior
T.C. Jones, chairman of the county
board of commissioners; John K. McNeill,
mayor of Raeford; Mrs. Charles Hostetler,
representative of the Raeford Woman's
Club and Mrs. Missouri Oxendine, an
employee of the Sandhills Community
Action Program will serve on the panel to
discuss problems and goals ol senior
The Rev. Jack Mansfield will act as
moderator and Mrs. Bonnie Niven will be
the recorder. The forum is being held in
connection with plans for a While House
Conference on Aging next year to
identify and help solve needs of older
citi/ens. Residents over 55 arc urged to
attend and participate in the county
forum. It will be held at Raeford
Methodist Church at 3:30.
S/Sgt. Henry William Hardin, Jr. of Rt.
3, Racford, was shot and killed at his
home Friday night.
His father-in-law, Neill David Baker,
63, of the same address, is being held
without bond in the county jail on an
open chargc of murder. A preliminary
hearing is scheduled for Sept. 18 in
Sgt. Hardin, who was stationed at Ft.
Bragg, died instantly from a chest wound
from a 12 guagc shotgun Hoke County
Sheriff D.M. Barrington said.
Baker was arrested that night at the
home, the sheriff said. The shooting took
place about 11 p.m.
The slaying was investigated by Sheriff
Barrington, and deputies Harvey Voung,
Charlie Proctor, Herbert Polston and
Coroner Frank Crumpler.
Group Attends Meet On
Mobile Home Planning
Representatives from Hoke County
attended a Sandhill Area Development
Association meeting in Troy last week to
discuss mobile home park development.
T.C. Jones, chairman, county board of
A bar-b-quc supper before the
Homecoming Game is in the offing as a
fund-raising project by the Booster Club.
The club held its first meeting of the
season on Sept. 7 with 13 members
The Hoke Library Club was given
permission to sell the football programs
at the home games at 10 cents a program
to help the library club raise funds.
Financial obligations for the year were
stressed at the meeting, president Cliarlie
Hottel said. The cost of football camp
this year was SI 200 and the clubs share
of the cost of asphalting the track at the
stadium is S2000.
Projects during the past year were
outlined; football camp. S900; S200
donation (o Upchurch School athletic
program: S67.70 to wrestling team for
expenses of the finalist in the state
championship; S85 for the Homecoming
float awards; S450 for trophies at the
Projects for this year wih be similar,
Hottel said, with the addition of the
S2.000 for the track.
A membership drive is underway with
single memberships at $5 and couples at
Films of the Raeford-Cape Fear game
were shown after the meeting.
commissioners; Monroe Williams, town
planning administrator; mobile home
park owners Pete Canady, and Neill
McFadyen, owner and state
representative; Russell Mills, county
sanatarian; Miss Jo Hall, county
beautification chairman; Wendell Young
and Mrs. Ellen Willis, county farm and
home agents, attended from Hoke.
The importance of a county and city
plan for land utilization was emphasized
at the meeting. Long range planning of
mobile home parks for convenience and
beauty was also stressed.
The group saw a film on planning
mobile home parks prepared by the
National Mobile Home Parks Association
and then they toured Taylor's Mobile
Home factory to watch the construction
of a house trailer.
It was estimated at the meetings that in
the next two years, one out of every two
houses built will be a mobile home.
The Sandhills Area Development
Association is an extension organization
composed of the counties of Moore, Lee,
Hoke, Richmond and Montgomery. The
meeting last week was sponsored by the
family living committee.
File Now For
Personal T ags
October 10 it the filing deadline for
applications for personalized license tags.
Applications are available at the license
plate office on Edinborough Street.
t oster Homes Give Love To Neglected Phild
uy MaDcl McDonald
Director, Hoke County Dept.
of Social Services
Editor's Note: Elsewhere in this issue
of the News-Journal is an article on Child
Abuse and Neglect Prevention Week.
Anyone having knowledge of any child
being abused or neglected should report it
to the local Department of Social
Services, where appropriate services will
be given to remedy the situation in the
home, or to remove the child from the
home and place him with relatives or in
foster care where he will reoeive the care,
love and affection that is so important in
every child's life. Services such as these
are called "Protective Services."
Capable foster parents play an
important role in protective services.
Foster parents are special people with
kind and loving hearts; people who
believe in the right of each child to a
home in which he can learn to love and
understanding can begin to look to the
future with hope and security people
who are helping to build a bettei
community through a joint effort with
their county department of social
A foster child is special too. for he has
been separated from his own family and
has a particular need for a wholesome
environment. Some children have social
or medical needs which cannot be
satisfied in their own homes. Foster
parents open their hearts and homes to
these children who need their temporary
or long-time care away trom tneir own
home. The relationship between foster
parent and foster child is built upon the
child's need for the foster parent's
attention, concern and understanding.
A foster child may range in age from
infancy to age eighteen. Infants and
young children require the special
affection and attention which give
children a good start in life. Youngsters
need help to learn good habits and social
skills. An older child can frequently
express his feelings about himself to his
foster parents; but sometimes his feelings
arc looked deep inside, it is the task of
ihe foster parents to understand and
accept the child and his feelings, to help
him build his inner strengths and to teach
him the meaning of his own comfort and
Sharing responsibility with the foster
parents is the county department of
social services which, through court
action, has responsibilit> for the over-all
supervision of the cluld while in foster
care. The county department of social
services maintains closc contacts with the
foster parents, the child, and the natural
parents. In order to make wise decisions
about the child, the agency must know
from the foster parents what they have
observed about the child. The foster
parents are part of the team whose goal is
to help the child return to a good home
with his natural parents. If this is not
possible, the goal is to help the child find
a permanent substitute home.
The expense of providing care to a
foster child is the responsibility of the
county department of social services. This
includes medical costs and school fees for
the child and paying the foster parents
for the child's room and board, plu*
clothing. Studies of foster hom? arc
made by the local department of social
services and arc approved by the child
wcllare section ol the state department ot
social services before children may be
placed in the home for care.
Four of the six licensed foster homes
in Hoke are now filled to capacity with
children who were found by the court to
be neglected in their own homes. If any
one reading this article would like to
become a foster parent, he should arrange
for a visit to the local department
of social services where he will be
provided detailed information about the
cou/ity's program of foster care and
about other services to children who have
to be removed from their own homts for
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