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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOL. LXVI NO. 25 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR lGc PER COPY THURSDAY. OCTOHER 2<). 1970
BY SAM MORRIS
The change buck to Kastcrn Standard
Time starts us to work in the daylight,
but wc now go home in the dark. It w*ll
take a little time to adjust ourselves to
the hour difference. We noticed Tuesday
morning that the clock beside the bed
was at 4:30 when wc awakened. Of
course last week wc were hitting the floor
at approximately 5:30 so we must soon
adjust to gain our hour of sleep.
The time change also stops the late
afternoon golf games. We expect a
number of wives are thankful for this as
they can gel finished with the evening
meal in time to watch television.
Anyway, by the time we become
completely adjusted, six months will have
rolled around and daylight time will be
with us again. No way to win!
Don't forget that the General Election
is Tuesday, November 3. This is an
off-year election and usually the vote is
light. So be sure to be among those that
in each election stand up and are
counted. If you don't VOTE you have no
right to complain about the way this
country or state is being run.
A surprise visitor at the office last
week was Mrs. Rena Smith. Mrs. Smith,
before she f^ll and broke bones, was by
the office every Thursday. She worked
out of the Employment office in
Fayctteville and Thursday was her day
for Hoke County. She was driving her car
and looked as mean as ever, even with her
crutches. We enjoyed chatting with Rena
and so glad that she is up and around
Several weeks ago in The Rockfish
News was an article by Mrs. A.A. Mclnnis
about her first airplane ride. We had
thought that Mrs. Mclnnis was over 80
years old, but from the article wc might
have been wrong. It seemed she took in
most of Virginia and North Carolina in a
couple of days. We tliink this is amazing
>nd we will now say that Mrs. Mclnnis is
fcc years young. Keep on writing and
flying. Mrs. A.A.
The Bucks were finally knocked from
the winning ways by Dunn last Friday
night. This week tlicy have a chance to
give Racford their first conference crown.
On Friday night Bowman High of
Wadesboro will be here to play the Bucks.
The team needs all the support they can
get, so be sure to be in attendance at the
game. Be a Buck Booster.
Two of our friends who have been out
of circulation for a few days are Joe
Duprcc and Jesse Peoples. Judge Duprce
is in Moore Memorial and is recuperating
from an operation and Jesse is at
llighsmith ? Raincy and is also resting
well after an operation. Boys, get over
this resting period and gel back into the
hard. cold, everyday chores of your peers.
The United Fund drive will start next
week and volunteer workers will be
around for your contribution. Be
prepared with your fair share and the
drive will end soon.
We were listening to C.D. Bounds and
Tommie Macko last week but wc won't
hear them anymore this year as the two
final games arc at home.
Of Farm Bureau
The annual meeting of the Hoke
County Farm Bureau was held last
Monday night in the Gibson School
A crowd of about 60 persons heard
(i R Autry. the guest speaker.
Newly elected officers for ll)7l are:
Julian P. Barnes, president: P.F. Harris,
vicc ? president: Mrs. Bonnie Niven.
secretary - ireasiuer.
New directors are J.H. Blythe. J.W.
Hayes. Bill Boyles. Alfred Leach. Proctor
Locklear. Jr.. Neill L. McFadyen and J A
HE SURE AM)
Amendments And Fire Tax Issues
In General Election Next Tuesday
Voters will cast their ballots Tuesday Seventh Congressional District. He is
in an off-year election that has sparked opposed by Frederick R. Weber of
little interest and less compaigning here. Lumber Bridge, the Republican
The only Democratic candidate to face candidate.
opposition is Alton A. Lennon, In addition to the member of Congress,
incumbent Congressman from the other offices to be chosen are county
officers, state senators and
representatives, district judges, solicitor,
and state officers of the Genera! Court.
There will also be se\en state
constitutional amendments on the ballut
and two fire district elections.
Time aie fewei voters 1 his yeai in the
count), according to John Scott Poole,
chairman of the county boaid of
Although the registration books have
been open throughout October, more
Voters To Show
FUND LEADERS United Fund campaign manager Jerrv Goza and Fund president
Dr. Julius Jordan prepare to kick off the annual drive next Monday.
U.S. Representative Alton A. Lennon
urged Hoke County voters to
demonstrate their political msucle and
vote on election day Tuesday.
"Communities are recognized not so
much for how it votes, but that it does
vote," he said at a dutr'i treat luncheon
Tuesday sponsored by the Raeford ?
Hoke Chamber of Commerce. "How
important is it for a community to
exercise its political muscle'.' Well, in the
next few months men running for
governor, lieutenant governor and other
high offices will be running all over
eastern North Carolina and they will
come to the communities that arc known
Lennon pointed out that politicians
listen to areas that are known to vote
"The highway commissioner from the
.next county has already gotten involved
' in a project important to you." he noted,
alluding to the plans to widen li.S. 401
Lennon suggested that the date of
voting in the party primaries be changed
from Saturday to a week - day.
"Saturday is a family day," lie said.
"Jn this country. 50 per cent of the
population lives within a few hours drive
to the ocean. In the future, more and
more industries will have a four ? day
work week. Other slates that have
Saturday primaries have moved them to
another day, preferably Tuesday.
"I ask you to petition youi state
legislators to consider moving the voting
day for the primaries."
He noted that in the last primary less
than a third of the voters in New Hanover
"It was a beautiful day for boating and
fishing and golfing," he said.
After the meal, Lennon answered
questions from the group. About 45
persons attended the luncheon.
He told the group that he expected the
bill to limit textile imports, which he is
co ? sponsoring, to pass next session. This
year more than four billion square yards
of textile liber will be imported into this
country, he said.
I dwin H. Brown, vice - president in
charge of manufacturing at Knit-A^ay.
presented Rep. Lennon with a length of
polyester double-knit dress fabric for Mis.
Lennon and a length of fabric suitable for
Lennon ;ilso explained that he voted
against the bill to allow IS - year - olds to
vote because lie believed it violated the
Constititution and that he voted against
the amendment to allow direct election
of the President because lie did not feel it
would politically benefit the people of
He also put the burden for good
government upon the "silent American "
"I implore you to ny to get the vote
out this election It is up to us as
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voieis weie taken oil the lolls ilun were
added, lie said. Poole estimated the
count> lust fiont ten to twenty voter*,
but t'ina I tabulations have not been
Votei legislation ended last Satuiday.
Challenge day. in which voter regisiiation
may be questioned foi legality. will be
held this Saturday
Approximately 5532 voieis are
legistered for the general election. Poole
The polls will be open fioin a.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
The county couithouse and the county
office building, which aie used as polling
places, will be closed Tuesday. The
schools will not be closed, even though
two schools are used as polling places.
While all but one lace is unopposed,
there is some opposition to the
constitutional amendments and to the
fire district election.
Voters in the Wesl lloke distiici and in
the Pine Mill district, both in Quewhiffle.
will vote on a ta\ for fne protection.
Volunteer fire departments are being
organized in each district but a lire
district tax must be approved by the
voters beloie the departments can begin
Some opposition to the fir* tax lias
been reported in the Quewhiffle
community. Poole said.
Among the amendments, the pioposal
to require the General Assembly to
reduce the nuniWr of state administrative
departments to 25 and to autliori/e the
governor to reorganize the departments
has sparked the most opposition.
Many opponents object to the
placement of the various agencies undci
different administrative departments
front the one in which tltey ate now
placed Other opponents s.,\ the
reorganization gives too niuth powet to
the office of governor.
There is also a question thai ihe
reorganization might allect tic state
university system. ic>|uning the
universities all i have the ?al".
administrator. Suppnuv... ..... : ? ,!l . i
affect the university system
Proponents ot the amendment sa> ll?c
reduction of the nunc than 2(X) stale
administrative depaitmcnts and agencies
to not more than 25 bv 1 *>75 would
make the slate government more
manageable than in now possible with the
multitude of agencies nominally leportutg
to the governor
The I it si amendment would claiily the
language of the constitution, cliuunatc
out-of-date piovisioiis and make the
document moie understandable.
The thud amendment would allow the
General Assembly to ..all itselt into
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United Fund Starts Monday
With Goal Of $19,181.19
A United Fund drive to raise
S19.I8I.I9 for Hoke County agencies
will begin Monday.
Dates for the drive from Nov. 2 to
Nov. 30 were set ai a meeting of tlie
board of directors last Thursday.
Dr. Julius F. Jordan was elected
president of the fund diiectors. Re ?
elected to office were W.T. McAllister,
vice ? president: Mrs. O.B. Israel, secretary
and Sam C. Morris, treasuier.
Jerry Go/a was named campaign
manager for tliis year's drive.
Five directors were re ? elected to three
year terms. They aie William l-antont,
W.T. McAllister. Allen McDonald. Id
Murray and Sam C. Morns.
Directors with one yeai lenuimng in
their term are C.D. Bounds. Leonard
Frahm. Mrs. O.B. Israel. Dr. Julius F.
Jordan and (iiaham Pope Dnectors with
two years remaining are Richard Neely,
Lewis Qxendine. W'yatt L'pchurclt. A.W.
Wood. Jr. and Hugh Simmons.
The goal for this year's drive is
S3.894.35 less than the fund goal last
year. Funds for the recreation program
were reduced from S5.000 m last year's
budget to SI.000 this year.United Fund
directors have asked the city and county
governments to finance the recreation
program next year and the city has
approved SI,500 for the program. The
SI.000 from United Fund was allotted to
finance the program until the new city
and county budgets go into effect next
Scouting in the county was allotted a
total of S7.500 -? the same amount as last
year, and the Cape Fear Council of Boy
Two Men Shot
Two men were injured, one seriously,
early Sunday morning when a pistol and a
shotgun were fired into a crowded
nightspot near Upchurclt School.
Jimmy McMillan was reported to be in
serious condition with a pistol wound in
the head. Nathaniel Leslie wa> reported in
good condition with a chest wound
Three men weie arrested lit connection
with the shooting They are Nelson Ty ler.
Merlyn Hitler Locklear and Joe Walter
Lowery. Tyler and Locklear are charged
with assault with a deadly weapon with
intent to kill and shooting into an
occupied building Tlies aie being held
without bond pending the condition ot
Lowery is charged with shooting into
an occupied buildinu and is free on
The shooting occui red at Bertha Leslie's
club about 1.30 a.m. Sunday. Sheriff
D.M. Barrmgton said there was no
apparent motive for the shooting
Scouts, will each receive S3,000. The
Occonecchee Council of Boy Scouts will
The Red Cross was the only agency to
request less than last year's appropriation.
This year the Red Cross will bet $4,302
compared to S4.442 last year.
Other agencies supported by the
United Fund are White Cane, S500.4-H
Clubs, S785; an increase of SI81;
Crippled Children, S400; Community
Development. SI,000: Hoke Rescue
Squad. SI.000; Needy Children (School).
S500: Senior Citizens. SI 25 and Carolina
United (all national agencies undci
United F'und including USO. Mental
Association. Children's Home Society
etc.), S2.069.I9. an increase of S65.I5.
"The directors think this goal ol
SI9.181.I9 is one that can be met." Sam
C. Morris, treasurer, said. "But it uill
certainly lake a concerted effort of all the
citizens in the county."
Social Workers Told Family Aid Plan Needed
The family assistance hill is not dead
James A. Glover, president of the
National Association of County
Directors, told delegates to the South
Central District of N.C. Association of
Departments of Social Services at a
meeting in the Civic Center Oct. 21.
"Many are saying that the bill is dead
and connot be resurrected. I do not
concur, for I feel that some revised bill
for family public assistance will be
passed, " lie told the social workers.
The family assistance plan, which was
proposed by President Nixon, failed to be
reported out of the Senate Finance
Committee this session.
Glover, stressing that he was giving his
opinion and was not speaking as an
official, told the workers that
skyrocketing costs for social and medical
programs are making a federally -
financed family program necessary.
Glover, who has served four terms as
president of the national association and
two terms on the association's legislative
committee, is a member of a task force to
formulate a family assistance program. He
has also appeared before the House Ways
and Means Committee and the Senate
Finance Committee to answer questions
on the program. Glover is the directoi of
social services for Nash County.
A family assistance program would
provide programs for two groups, he said.
The first would be an income secuuty
gioup composed of those who cannot
wmk. such as the aged, and the disabled.
The second part of the program would
be a work security group
This "work fare" would piovtde
naming Mid job oppoitunities as well as
payments lo supplement below ?standard
I do not believe that piivate ndusitv
can lake all the people in low income
areas and make a profit from their labor.
Also, these people cannot live on the
wages derived from the minimum wage.
This leaves a gap that must be overcome.
"Public employment must be provided
in schools, public buildings and the like.
We do something to families when we
don't provide the opportunity for work
and force them onto a grant to live,"
The national association supports the
work incentive and the work requirement
portion of the bill: rehabilitation and
training programs; childcare programs,
federal financial sharing to relieve
counties and states of the financial
burden and the separation of financing
assistance programs from furnishing social
Glovei said the association opposes in
the bill the two-program approach wheic
assistance is administered through both
state and federal offices.
The bill should also provide I'm
regional differences in cost of living:
should have absolute income ceiling*,
imposed on leciptents: and should allow
for a food stamp check-off system if ilie
food stamp progiam is not made a part of
Attei liis Icetinc. (iloxei ansvveied
questions from the delegates on the plan
Also on I he pi opium in the morning
was Mrs. Lillian (.askill. j>si>l.ini diieitoi
of medical services lot the V(
Department of Social Seivices. She
explained the medical assistance pi opium
and answered question-* liom the
Mrs. Jean Rogeis. dnectoi oi the
Scotland Counts Department of Social
Services, spoke in the afternoon on
"Social Services Then and \ovs."
Representatives from the social *eivicc*
depurtments in nine cotiniics attended
tlie nieetiiig.it the Civic Center.
Miss Mabel McDonald, dnectoi ot ilie
Moke County DSS. introduced members the social services boaid. and llie advismy
of the county board of commissioners. board.
(jL I. ST S/'l AKI K ?? lames -1 (timer. president ?>! the \atn-nal Association of
C'<nni\ Direttors. explains tlw proposed tamih assistant t'lun tu numbers of the
yiitli antral Jistrut <>f the \ C Assmiaium <>f Departments at Social Senices at a
nice mm last week at rln Chic Center \lrs lillian (iasktll. assistant director of the
medical sen n n Jii ist>hi . 7 the state Deftartntent <>t Social Serin es, listens