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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOL. LXV1 NO 2d
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Lennon To Address Luncheon On Voting
BY SAM MORRIS
The books will be open at the polling
places again Saturday for anyone who
isn't registered to vote in the general
election on Tuesday, November 3. We
understand that in the town bond
election last Saturday, that some came to
vote who were not registered. So if you
are not sure go by your voting place and
check to be sure.
Congratulations to coach John Pecora
for being named "coach of the week." He
and his staff have done an excellent job
this year. So show your appreciation for
this fine job by attending the next three
games. Follow the Bucks to Dunn Friday
night and give them your support.
The performance of the Hoke High
School band between halves at the game
last Friday night was something to
behold The music and the marching was
excellent. We again offer our praise to
Jimmy James for a job well done.
We arc grateful to the citizens of
Raeford for their vote on the bond issues
last Saturday. The turnout was small, bu?
still large enough to show the city council
that the people are behind them.
We appreciate the following letter
received from city manaaer John Gaddy.
The letter follows:
On behalf of the Mayor and City
Council 1 would like to take this
opportunity to thank you and the staff of
the News-Journal for your support in the
recent Bond referendum authorizing the
City to spend money for the betterment
of our City and to assure our residents
the best, in utility service, not only
to-day.but for the future as well.
The fyie turn out t*nd affirmitive
"backing from the public assures the City
council of the expectation and desire of
the people in Raeford to go forward in
their endeavor to keep Raelord a good
place to live, work and raise their
Thanking you again, 1 am.
John D. Gaddy
The following letter is self-explanatory.
We are grateful to Mrs. Harris for her kind
words about the paper.
Dear Mr. Morris:
Thank you very much for the flowery
not icc of the expiration of my
subscription to the paper. I knew that I
had missed the paper one week several
weeks ago but did not stop to think that
the subscription may have expired when
the next week it camc. 1 did mention this
to my mother (Mrs. Clifford McNeill at
Howell Co.) when she was visiting me
recently and assumed that maybe she had
spoke to you about it. At any rate 1 am
enclosing my check for the renewal and
want to thank you again for sending the
paper to me. 1 always enjoy the paper and
even though many of the folks 1 knew
and went to school with are scattered
now. they occasionally visit Raeford and
get in the news.
"One thing 1 would appreciate your
mentioning in your column for me is that
the graduating class at Hoke High for the
year 1047 will have a 25th anniversary
(I'm not that old. am 1?) in June of 1972
and I. ALONG with several others have
been toying with the idea of a 25th
reunion. We attempted one on the 15th
anniversary, but something happened and
pluns were never carried out. 1 am
wondering how many in the reach of
your paper would be interested and how
much interest could by stimulated toward
such an occasion. It is certainly not too
soon to begin planning for such an
occasion with so many of our number
scattered to the four corners of the
world, so to speak.
"If there are those who are interested.
I would appreciate hearing from them
with any ideas they may have and any
information they may have concerning
the whereabouts of members of the class.
Thank you very much.
Jean Ray Harris
3309 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville. N.C 28303"
Judge Joseph Dupree, District Court
judge, it scheduled for surgery Thursday
at Moore Memorial Hospital.
Judge Dupree was hospitali/ed lust
week for tests which revealed a stomach
Four plate - glass windows in the
Jolinson Company were broken by drink
bottles early Friday morning and three
Red Springs youths were arrested after a
chasc through downtown Raeford shortly
after midnight Friday.
Arrested in connection with the
damage were Bobbie Rawls and Donald
Barton of Rt. I. Red Springs and Alton
Bullard of Rt. 4, Red Springs.
City policemen J.C. Barrington and
G.G. Faircloth said they saw Bullard
throw a bottle through one of the
windows and heard other glass shatter.
Then they saw the three boys run away
from the building.
Bullard was apprehended and placed in
the police squad car. but escaped as the
two policemen were chasing the other
youths. Faircloth said.
After they had arrested Barton and
Rawls, they drove along South Main near
the new textile industry under
construction and saw Bullard walking
along the highway, Faircloth said. They
gave chase and Barrington fired a warning
shot at Bullard, according to Faircloth.
He said Bullard stopped at the shot and
was placed under arrest.
The youths were tried in District Court
Friday with Judge George Stuhl
presiding. Barton and Rawls were found
not guilty after Barrington testified that
he did not see them throw anything.
Bullard was found guilty and sentenced
to 60 days suspended and fined S10 and
costs. He was also ordered to pay SI00
restitution to The Johnson Company.
The board of directors of the United
Fund will meet Thursday at 7:45 p.m. at
the Board of Kducation building
New officers and five new directors
will be elected. F.d Murra>. president,
The directors will approve the budget
and set the date for this year's United
A campaign manager will also be
approved by the directors.
SOMI.DA Y SOON-The new Knit-Away. Inc. textile plant now under construction on South Main Street will soon look like the
architects rendering proudly displayed by Mrs In/te llvlton. executive secretary of Knit-A way, Inc.
Few Voters Go To Polls
To Approve Bond Issue
City voters approved by a largo margin
a SI40.000 water and sower bond issue in
a special election lield Saturdav.
The water bonds passed 14H to 33
while the sewer bonds were approved t
148 voters and opposed by 35.
There are 11registered voters
In addition to the SI40,000 provided
by the city, federal grants of S 103,000
will be available. Another S29.000 from a
previous city bond issue will be spent by
the city to construct the new water and
The new utilities will serve Knit-A way.
Inc. and the Holly Park subdivision as
well as overloading on the present sewer
An 18-inch sewer line will be
constructed parallel to the present
12-inch line which is now inadequate and
frequently overflows near Raeford
Turkey Farm. The new line will be the
third sewer line built along the same
route. According to the engineer's study,
the 18-inch line will be large enough to
allow for expected industrial and
residential expansion, city manager John
D. Gaddy said.
The city expects the new knitting
industry to add S30.311.74 a year to city
revenue for water and sewer service Debt
service payments on the bonds will
amount to $23,660 a year, Gaddy said
Construction of the water facilities is
expected to begin soon,Gaddy said. Final
plans for the sewer line arc not complete
Model airplanes will be on exhibition
in Raeford's first Fun Fly, sponsored by
the Raeford Jaycce Nov. I 5.
Radio control and control - line models
will participate in the show, which is
being held in conjunction with the Fi
Bragg Model Airplane Club.
David Skinner, who is a member of
both the Raeford Jaycees and the Fi.
Bragg club, and who siaged a Fun Fly in
Lumberton recently, is chairman of the
The show will be held behind the Hoke
Fllgh School stadium from noon to 6
p.m. There will be no admission charge
but donations will be acccpted for the
Jaycee's Christmas fund for nccd>
A break-in was reported last Saturday
morning at the C.W. Jackson store at
Goods valued ai an estimated S350 -
S500 were reported missing. This
included 100 cartons of cigarettes, 49
cases of beer, several beef steaks and
An investigation by the sheriffs
department is continuing. No arrests have
City Approves Recreation F und
Joint city-county recreation fund was
approved Monday m a special meeting of
the city council.
The council voted to piovitlc SI .$00 if
the county would furnish the remainder
of the funds.
The motion was made b\ Councilman
J.D. McMillian and seconded by
Councilman Crawford Thomas.
F.arlier this month United Fund
officials Ed Murray and Sam C Morris
appeared before boih the county
commissioners and I lie ut> council to
icqucst that local government take over
the funding of the recreation progiam.
Tltc progiam lias been financed b> the
United fund in recent years. This year
the recreation agenc\ submitted a request
for $6,000 fiont the Fund and officials
decided to ask the city and county
government to fund the project.
If the recreation program is financed
by the local government, slate and federal
grants that were not availalbc to a
privately financed program may b
obtained, officials point out. The count;
board lias not >et acted on the request.
Monday morning officials from tlv
N.C. Department of Local Affairs me
with city manager John D. Caddy am
discussed the recreation program.
The cii> council met in a specia
session Monday afternoon to approve ih<
bond issue passed in an election las
Saturday. The recreation fund was alsi
approved ai that meeting.
WINNk'RS-The Sophomore float with the slogan "Crush the Rains" was chosen as the w inning display at the Homecoming parade
last Friday. Riding with the pink elephant are ffront left to right; Cinderella Bratcher and Lilliam Kershaw iback) Flossie Dupree
Saturday Last Day To Register!
Representative Alton Lcnnon will
speak at a dutch - treat luncheon
sponsored by the Raeford - Hoke
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at I p.m.
at The Family Restaurant.
He will discuss the privilege ol voting
on election day Nov. 3 and urge all voters
to go to the polls that day.
Rep. Lennon's visit was announced at
the October meeting of the Chambei of
Commerce board of directors Tuesilay
In other business, the directors set the
annual Christmas parade lot Dec. 4 at 4
p.m. The Chamber is expecting the
parade this year to equal last year's 50
floats. Chamber manugei Haiold Gillis
Professional floats will be available lor
sponsors at the same price as last year,
Gillis said. Other lloats by churches, civic
groups, schools and individuals arc urged
The directors apptoved a suggestion
that donations to the I uipty Stocking
Fund this year be made .it the Chamber
office and that a list of couinbutors be
published in The News Journal each
week beginning Nov. 1 5.
A Christmas tree which had been used
to recognize contributors lor the past
several years is not strong enough to be
used this year without extensive icpairs.
A meeting of local merchants to set
Christmas hours and poll businesses
concerning closing on IX'C. 2<v a
Saturday, was planned b\ the directors.
The beard also called .mention to a
Small Harness Management Institute,
sponsored by the Chambei and Sandhills
Community College, to be held at Hoke
High School on Monday and Wednesday
evenings from 7 ? on Nov. 4 through
Mark Jay King. Jt a reined
management consultant, "ill teach the
class. Registration closes Oct 30. l uititer
details may be obtained from the
Chamber of Commerce office.
The directors were cncouiagcd to
attend a leadership con'crefice at
Pinehurst on Nov. ll).
A report on the IV ??v. il 'j'tu* and on
dues and iricmotisfflp .vas ^iwn to \'n
The board also discussed the icsults of
the recent Firemen's Week activities and
suggestions were made lor next year's
A request by city and county officials
for a highway supervisor for Hoke
County was denied Monday in a meeting
with Highway Commissioner Charles
Hoke County does not have sufficient
mileage on the state system to justify a
full time supervisor tor the county,
Jimmy Lee, of Scotland Counts. is the
present supervisor for a distiiu composed
of Hoke and Scotland counties.
Dawkins told the local .ifficials that
communications would he improved
between the supeivisoi's otfue and Hoke
Several othei proposals to provide a
supervisoi in the counts at least pail-time
T.B. Lester, county managei. explained
that a supervisor ?as needed !<?j county
residents to be able to get help 01 advice
on highway matters dncitly from the
A>. W MAS'AGt.RSemi Mintz has been
namtil the personnel manager at
Knit-Away, hu A native of Raleigh. he
was employed with Madison Throwing
Company. Madison. .V.C". as director of
training before coming to Knit-Away.
Mintz is a /9.5V graduate of Davidson
College where he lettered in tennis and
basketball After graduation, he taught
hiiglish and coached basketball and tennis
in Wilmington for two years and then
joined Burlington Industries in personnel.
Mintz, a bachelor, lives at II6 South