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VOL. LXVI NO. 23 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, OCTOHER 15, 1970
By SAM MORRIS
Dan Cox, Jr. of New Castle, Del. was
by the officc last week and was as young
as ever except for the weight problem.
Dan now works for Capitol Airways as
Director of Purchasing and Stores. His
wife was with him on the visit to Raeford
where they visited Dan's parents. It is
always a pleasure to see natives of the
county and talk over old times.
Don't forget the Booster Club Bar-B-Q
Friday evening at the W.T. Gibson
School. The plates are only SI.50 each
and take out service is available. Time is
4:30 to 7:30. After the feed then attend
the Homecoming game at the stadium
against Hamlet at 8:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Alfred K. Leach again reminds
those who would like to be students in
the general clerk class, sponsored by the
Manpower Development Training Act, to
come to the classroom on Elwood
Avenue Oct. 20 and 21. The hours for the
interviews are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you didn't register last Saturday for
the general election to be held November
3 , do so this Saturday. The registrars will
be at all polling places this Saturday, Oct.
17 and next Saturday, Oct. 24.
Remember: You must register to be able
The SI40,000 city bond issues go
before the voter* Saturday. All registered
voter* in the city should go to the polls
and vote on these issues. The money will
be used to extend the water and sewer
system to the induttrlal park on South
Main Street. Thi* 1* not only needed for
the new induitrial plant being built on
the ?ite but alto to aid the pollution
problem in the city.
The city council feels that for the city
to grow and for new industry to come to
our section of the state that adequate
water and sewer facilities must be
provided. Therefore they ask that citizens
vote for these bond issues to keep the
The Chamer of Commerce has also
endorsed the issues and urges the citizens
to vote for the bond issues.
We feel that for the best interest of the
city and all citizens that these bond
issues must be passed. The elected
officials of our city have studied all ways
to raise this money and came to the
conclusion that a bond issue was the only
way to do so. So we endorse these bond
issues and urge all the citizens of the city
to vote "YES" on both the water and
sewer issues. We must show that we can
buckle down and whip the "growing
pains" and keep Raeford moving forward.
So be sure to vote Saturday.
Raeford Voters To Decide Bond
Issue In Special Election Saturday
Local Draft Board
Reaches Number 162
Sam C. Morris, (Chairman) of Local
Draft Board 48, announced today that
Random Sequence Number 163 is the
highest lottery number reached by the
local board so far this year.
Morris also said that the local board's
draft calls for the remainder of 1970
probably can be filled without going
beyond number 163, but this will not
definitely be known until sometime in
November when the local board's
Merle Cox of Shannon was shot and
killed Saturday night while riding in a car
on a rural paved road near Antioch.
Charles Lowery, 23, of Robeson
County is being held without bond in
Hoke County jail on a charge of murder.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday
in District Court.
Lowry and Cox were both riding in the
car, Sheriff D.M. Barrington said, when
Cox was shot twice through the heart.
There were several other occupants in the
auto besides Cox and Lowery, the sheriff
After Cox was shot, he was taken to
Red Springs in search of a doctor, and
then the Red Springs police, Sheriff
Barrington said. Lowry was placed under
arrest by Deputies Harvey Young and
Robert Locklear about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Funeral services for Cox were held
Monday at Red Springs Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Stacye Wells officiating.
Burial was in Alloway Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons. Franklin,
Jr. of Asheboro and Deon of Raeford; a
daughter, Mrs. Joe Ronk of West Virginia;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cox
of Shannon; four brothers, Carson and
Lavern of the home, Dcwel of Shannon
and Marvin of St. Pauls; a sister, Mrs.
Leonard Snellman of Quarkcrtown, pa.
nduction call for December is received
from State Headquarters.
The local board spokesman also said
that in compliancc with the recently
mnounced White House Executive Order,
ill registrants of Local Board 48 who are
in Class I-A or Class 1-A-O on December
31, 1970, and who hold a lottery number
equal to or lower than the highest
number reached by the board during
1970, but who, for any reason, are not
issued orders to report for induction prior
to December 31, 1970, will be carried
over for induction during the first three
months of 1971. These registrants will be
inducted before the registrants who
otherwise would be first eligible for
induction in 1971, such as registrants in
Class I-A and Class I-A-0 who become 1')
during 1970 and registrants in Class 1-A
and Class l-A-0 who have reached age 20,
but not age 26, whose deferments have
Morris said that the Presidential
Executive Order provides that registrants
who hold lottery numbers above the
highest lottery number reached by Local
Board No. 48 during 1970, and who ate
classified 1-A or l-A-0 on December 31,
1970, will be placed in a lower draft
priority group for 1971.
With respect of those registrants whose
vulnerability is extended into toe lust
three months of 1971, Mr. Morris further
announced that the local board will
attempt to notify each registrant of his
vulnerability just as soon as possible.
Morris also said the board has not yet
had an opportunity to study the
complete text of the Presidential
Executive Order, or other directives from
Selective Service National Headquarters
concerning the lottery, but just as soon as
the study has been completed, the local
board will make every effort to inform
the public of the pertinent facts involved.
"We arc very anxious," Morris
continued, "to make certain that the
policies and directives arc corrcctly
interpreted before making any further
announcements concerning the policy
Kockhsh Water System
Rockfish Water System, Inc. received a
loan and two grants last week to build a
rural community water system.
A loan of SIS,300 and a grant of
SI2,000 was made by the Farmers Home
Administration to the water system.
An additional grant of SI,200 was
provided by Forward, Inc.
Present for the loan closing was James
T. Johnson, state director of FHA.
members of the board of directors for
Rockfish Water System, Inc., Charles A.
Hostetler, attorney for the association;
Lacy Kooncc, Lumberton engineer;
James A. Dubbins, Spring Lake, general
contractor and Jake Vinson, county FHA
Members of the board of directors are
Burnice B. Bostic, chairman; Ralph
Barnhart, treasurer; Mrs. Linda J . Caddis,
secretary; Thomas A. Mclnnis; Kenneth
P. River; Donald Wood and L. Herman
The loan and giants will enable the
community to develop a central water
system serving some 100 residents of
The project will bring modern water
service for the first time to the home of
40 families there. Plans call for drilling a
deep well, installing a deep well pump
and related equipment, erecting a 3,000
gallon hydro - pneumatic tank and laying
over 7.000 feet of pipeline.
Most of the families in the community
have individual water systems. However,
most of the wells are shallow and offer
little protection from pollution. It is
anticipated that a central water system
will greatly enhance the potential
industrial growth of the community,
provide for an orderly development of
resident and business area and provide its
residents with a much needed adequate
Boy Killed; One Hurt
In Hunting Accident
A boy was killed and another seriously
injured in a hunting accident near
Antioch Friday evening.
Mike LockJear died soon after being
taken to Moore Memorial Hospital. Tony
Chavis wai transferred to North Carolina
Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, where
Ik was reported to be in serious
The teenagers were hunting near
Antioch Friday evening with two other
boys, Jimmy Dean May nor and James
Dial, Sheriff D.M. Barrington said.
Maynor was loading hit I 2 gauge single
- barrel shotgun when his hand slipped off
the hammer as Im was cocking It and the
gun Hred, Sheriff Barrington said. Chavis
was lut in tlw shoulder.
As Chavis was hit. his gun, which was
also loaded and cocked, went off.
Locklcur, who was walking in front of
Chavis. was struck in the back. He died
several hours later.
Sheriff Barrington estimated the ages
of tltc youths to b? from 14 to 16 year*.
Hoke County Coroner Frank Crumpler
ruled the death was accidental pending
further investigation and the shooting was
ruled accidental by the sheriffs
department. The accident was
investigated by Crumpter. Sheriff
Barrlngton and Deputies Harvey Young
and Robert Lucklear.
supply of sanitary water.
The Farmer's Home Administration
insured loan will be repaid in 40 years at
an interest rate of five percent.
Rural water system financing is
extended through FHA to organizations
operating on a non - profit corporations,
water supply districts, small rural towns
and other political subdivisions. Loans are
made only when adequate credit at
reasonable rates and terms is not
Since January, 1961, FHA has made
loans and grants totaling 541,937,900 for
140 rural water and sewer projects in
North Carolina. One other community
water system is now operating in Hoke
County - the Northwest Water Supply
System - and another system at Hillcrest
? Scurlock is organizing.
Forward, Inc. of Raeford was awarded
a grant of SI,200 from Advancement,
Inc. to give to the Rockfish corporation
to complete its financial arrangements for
construction of the water system.
The grant was awarded last week in a
ccremony attended by officials frori
Forward, Inc. and the Rockfish board of
Board members Ralph W. Barhnart,
Ivery McNair and Ed A. Manning and
Richard B. Wallace, impact program
leader, presented the check to the water
Advancement. Inc., which is supplying
the grant, is the four county program
aimed at reducing out ? migration from
this area. It is administered locally by a
16 member board of directors from
Robeson, Hoke. Bladen and Columbus
Funds for the Advancement. Inc.
program were provided by the Office of
Economic Opportunity to the U.S,
Department of Agriculture which
delegated the responsibility to FHA. Th<
program is one of only two pilot
programs in rural areas in the United
SPECIAL BOND ELECTION
City of Raeford, North Carolina
October 17. 1970
1. To vote "YES" on either question make a cross (X) mark in the square
-to the right of the word "YES".
2. To vote "NO" on either question make a cross (X) mark in the square
to the right of the word "NO".
3. If you tear or deface or wrongly mark this ballot, return it and get
1. Shill an ordinance passed on August 24,1970, authorizing the City
of Raeford, North Carolina, to contract a debt, in addition to any
and all other debt which said City may now or hereafter have
power or authority to contract, and in evidence thereof to issue
Water Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding
S60j000 for the purpose of providing fundi, with any other
available funds, for extending the waterworks system of said City,
including the construction and installation of deep wells and
pumps and the acquisition of any necessary land, rights of way and
equipment, and authorizing the levy and collection of a sufficient
tax Tor the payment of the principal of and the interest on said
bonds, be approved'.'
2. Shall an ordinance passed on September 10,1970,authorizing the
City of Raeford, North Carolina, to contract a debt, in addition to
any and all other debt which said City may now or hereafter have
power or authority to contract, and in evidence thereof to issue
Sanitary Sewer Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not
exceeding S80JXX) for the purpose of providing funds, with any
other available funds, for enlarging the unitary sewer system of
said City, including the installation of additional sewer mains and
lines and the acquisition of any necessary land, rights of way and
equipment, and authorizing the levy and collection of a sufficient
tax tor the payment of the principal of and the interest on said
JOHN D. GADDY, CITY MANAGER
Given At Dinner
Stonewall and Rockfish were chosen
the winning communities at tKc Hoke
County Community Development
Association awards night program last
Wednesday at the Raeford Civic Center.
Stonewall received first place in the
division for small rural communities.
Allendale was second'.
Rockfish was selected winner in the
large community division of community
associations of more than 50 members.
Wayside was runner-up.
Charles Hostetler presented the
William McDonald was elected
president of the community development
association for the coming year. Other
officers elected were Mrs. Bill McNeill,
vice-president and Mrs. Elizabeth Tolar,
Outgoing officers arc Mrs. Walter
Parks, president: William McDonald,
vice-president and Mrs. Woodrow Hayes,
secretary and treasurer.
The new officers were installed by
Ralph Barnhart,county commissioner.
Debbie Anderson, 4-Her and Hoke
High student who spent last year in
France as the county's first exchange
student, told about her experiences
abroad. She was introduced by Miss
Brenda Abrams, assistant home
The invocation was given by the Rev.
Herman S. Winberry, pastor of Raeford
United Methodist Church.
A total of SS businesses and
associations in the county provide
financial support for the community
Killed On 401
A pedestrian was killed Sunday night
on U.S. 401 near the Cumberland County
Dead is Sp6 William Lee Wynn. 29, of
He was struck bv a car driven by Larry
Jerry Graham, 18, of Laurinburg. Graham
was traveling south on 401 about 11:40
p.m.. Trooper C.A. Bennett, who
investigated the accident, said. Graham
attempted to pass another car and struck
Wynn as Wynn walked along the left lane
of the highway.
Wynn was carried by the car a total of
176 feet after he was struck, Bennett
said. Hoke County Coroner Frank
Crumpler said the death was due to head
and leg injuries.
No charges were made in the accidcnt.
BALLOON BUST - Kids Pocked to the fames at 4-H fun IMy las t Saturday at
Armory Park. Here tlwy line up to play "Pop the Balloon. "More titan 250youngsters
attended the fun day.
A S 140.000 water and sewer bond
issue will be decided by city voters in a
special election Saturday.
Polling will take place at city hall from
6:30 a.M. to 6:30 p.m.
A 18-inch sewer line to serve the new
knitting industry being built on South
Main Street and to relieve the over-load
on the present 12-inch sewer line is to be
constructed with funds from the bond
sale if the bond issue is approved.
New water lines will serve Knit Away
and the Holly Park housing area.
The city stands to lose more than
S100.000 in grants it the bond issue is
not approved, cily manager John D.
Caddy explained. A federal grant of
S63.000 and a grant from Advancement.
Inc. for S40.000 will be available for
construction if funds from the cily are
approved by residents.
An additional S29.000 will be available
for sewer construction from a previous
bond issue. The money may only be
applied to sewer construction, Caddy
A bond issue of $80,000 is needed for
sewer construction and ibO.OOO for water
However, anticipated revenue Irom the
new industry should more than meet the
yearly debt service payment}, Caddy said
The bonds, which will be sold on the
open market at an expccted seven per
cent interest, will require a yearly
repuyment of S23.660. The revenue from
Knit-Away alone will amount to
530,311.74 in puyments for water and
icwcr service. Any new homes that are
served in the area will bring in additional
Gaddy explained that the new sewer
line it needed regardless of th; new
industry, as the present 12-ini;j( line is
M.R. ' Mills, county lanilatMit, said
'This department has been trying to got
the City of Raeford to install an IH-incli
sewage line to rcplacc the present 12-inch
line now being used. This present line is
overloaded and at times sewage overflows
tltc man hole located on Highway 401.
The line runs behind the Raeford Turkey
Farms, Inc. and across the highway.
"A new 18-inch line is needed to
eliminate this condition."
The Water and Air Resources Board
approved the proposed sewer line "for
the protection of public health and the
abatement of pollution in Rockfish
Creek, and the Cape Fear River Basin."
The bond ordinances were passed by
the city council at meetings Aug. 24 and
In a regular monthly meeting of the
city council Monday night, a city housing
code was adopted. Tins is the first
housing code designed specifically for
Raeford to be adopted by the city
government. Previously, the state housing
code was used.
The new building code, which adopts
the minimum standards set by the state,
will apply to existing buildings as well as
to new structures.
It is designed to get delapidated
buildings brought up to standard or
demolished, Gaddy said. Houses that are
now empty will also be inspected and will
be required to be brought up to standard
before they may be occupied, he said.
Ed Murray and Sam C. Morris appeared
before the council to request financial
help from the city for the recreation
program, which is now funded by the
See BOND ISSl.L. Page 1 I
Six-year-old Lynn I.art Locklcar will
enter NC Memorial Hospital Sunday for
open heart surgery.
A first grader at J.W. McLauchhn
School, Lynn's heart dclcct was
discovered this summer during a routine
physical given to Head Start students by
Drs. Robert Towriscnd and R M. Jordan.
The bo> was referred by them to
doctors at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Donald D.
Abcrnethy, co-ordinatur lor the Head
Start program, took Lynn to Memorial
Hospital in August for an examination.
Last week, he was admitted for further
tests, and approved foi open heart
Lynn is expected to be in the hospital
at least three weeks, Mrs. Abernclhy said.
He will need 20 pints of blood during the
Donors who wish to give blood for the
little boy may Till out a pledge card
prominsing a pint of blood at the Dcc. 18
visit of the Bloodmobilc. Blood for Lynn
will be taken from the Hoke County fund
and may be replaced with any type. Mrs.
Abemetliy has donor cards for anyone
who wants to give.
Lynn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn
Locklcar of Rt. I. Red Springs. He has
five brothers and one sister.