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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOL. LXVI NO. 26 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1970
I Bowman Defeated Monday Night 14-7
Hoke High Bucks Win Conference Crown
CHAMPS ? Hoke County High School Bucks Southeastern 3A Champs are as follows: 1 st Row ? Mgr. Roy Lee Handon, Wayne Manning. David Motherly, Cecil Campbell, Tim Hawks, Marty Jones, Rusty Mabe, Earl
McQueen, Steve Plummer, Joe Atkins, Alexander Goldsmith; 2nd Row - Harvey Farmer, William Wood, Mark Heath, Don Williamson, Danny McGougan, Tom Howell, Mike Wood, David Allison, Robert Rucker, James
McKoy; 3rd Row - (standing) Asst. Coach Glenn Langdon, Jim Warner, Donny Smith, Michael Adkinson, Kenneth Hendrix, Henry Harris, James Blackwell, Mac McNeill, Leland Strother, Russell Davis, Ricky Clark, Bill
Poole, Frank Williamson, David Wood, David Willis, Jerry Tucker, Charles Crowder, Gregory Burk, Bruce Morrison, Skip Autry, James Rogers, Barry Inman, John Pecora, Head Coach. - - Photo by Kim Gilmore
By SAM MORRIS
The Hoke High School Bucks had to
fight until the final seconds, but did so
and gained first place in the Southeast
3-A Conference. The clock showed 40
seconds when McNeill added the extra
point after a touchdown on a pass from
Wood to Davis. This broke a 7 - 7
deadlock and the dream of the team and
coaching staff came true.
Coach John Pecora and his staff
deserve high praise for taking an
inexperienced squad and winning a
conference that is one of the toughest in
the state. We feel that this team is great,
because it is a school effort. Praise should
also be given to the band, cheerleaders,
pep club, student body, faculty and
We think that the red-capped Booster
Club members also shared a small part.
We are glad to be a part of this group.
Once again, congratulations on a job
We are glad to see Col. R.B. Lewis
walking back and forth to work again. As
stated in this column before you could
almost set your clock by liis regular
routine of going to work. Col. Lewis was
in the hospital for a few days and of
course when something that is routine
slops, you will take notice of it.
We have had inquiries concerning the
"Letter to the Editor" that appeared in
last week's paper. The writer of the letter
was William R. Windley who is
Superintendent of Leonard Training
School at McCain. He has done an
excellent job at the school and is highly
respected by all who know him. We thank
him for using our media to send his
message to the public.
We noticed at the ballgame Monday
night that the walking around and moving
about in the aisles showed a tremendous
improvement. We think that most times
that the public will do right if a wrong is
called to their attention. We will say that
Mr. Windley called it like it was.
We had a call last week to inform us
that Mrs. A.A. Mclnnis was 85 years
young. We want to thank the caller and
once again say to Mrs. Mclnnis, keep up
the good work.
Raz Autry announces that the two -
ball tournament at the Arabia Golf Club
will be played Saturday and Sunday,
December 5 and 6. Registering for the
tournament will be open until November
26. Raz said that a fee of SIS per team
will prevail. So find your partner, send in
your fee and get ready for two ? days of
fun at Arabia.
Members of the Eaitern Star will hold
a bake tale on Main Street Saturday in
front of Hoke Drug Comoeny.
The tale begins at 9:30 and lasts until
the good tat have been sold.
General Election Vote
Sets County Record Low
A total of 1,614 persons voted in the
county, to set a record low in
participation in an off - year election.
According to Scott Poole, county
chairman of the board of elections, the
smallest number of voters before Tuesday
to vote in a off ? year election was 1,843.
There are 5,539 registered voters in the
Sheriff D.M. Barrington led the ticket
for county offices in a general election
that produced no surprises Tuesday.
Barrington, who was unopposed for
sheriff, received 1,471 votes.
In the congressional race, incumbent
Alton A. Lennon easily carried the
county over Frederick Weber by a vote of
1.373 to 236.
In county offices, all unopposed,
Franklin Crumpler, for coroner, was
second high on the ticket with 1,459 and
E.E. Smith, re-elected clerk of superior
court, was third hieh with 1,453.
The totals For state House of
Representatives were: Joy J. Johnson
1,410; NeiU L. McFadyen 1,396; Mary H.
Odom 1,383 and Gus Speros 1,368.
The results of the county
commissioners race were John Balfour,
Garbage Disposal Topic
At County Board Meet
With an eye toward putting the county
in the garbage disposal business, the
county commissioners met with the
county sanatarian and a representative
from the state board of health Monday to
discuss solid waste disposal.
Russell Mills, sanatarian, and Fred
Wood, from the solid waste and vector
control division of the state board of
health, described two methods of garbage
disposal to the commissioners at the
regular monthly meeting of the board.
The newest method, which was
recommended by Wood, would involve
using one truck to collect waste placed in
large containers located throughout the
United Fund campaign workers were
named this week by campaign manager
The commercial solicitation will be
directed by Vardell Hedgpeth, Danny
DeVane, Paul Solomon and Lester
Miss Joiephine Hall will be in charge of
collections from the turkey plant, the
board of education and the courthouse.
Tom Burgess will direct the campaign
in the federal building and Wendell
Young will be in charge of the rural drive.
The United Fund campaign began
Monday and will continue until Nov. 30.
A goal of SI9,181.19 is sought this
year to provide funds for twelve agencies
in the county.
These agencies are the Girl Scouts, Boy
Scouts, Red Cross, White Cane, 4-H clubs,
crippled children, community
development, the recreation program,
Hoke Rescue Squad, needy school
children, senior citizens and Carolina
United, which includes all national
agencies under United Fund such as USO,
Mental Association and Children's Home
Contributions have begun to come into
the Fund already, Goza said, but it will
take a concerted effort to meet the goal
to provide the financial support for the
orfaniutions in the county that depend
on the United Fund.
county tor disposal in a central landfill.
Wood recommended placing about 50
containers in the county.
He also recommended that the county
and city operate a joint landfill.
The total cost to begin waste disposal
operations, excluding the amount to be
paid to the city for use of the landfill and
equipment, would be 538,500. Yearly
operating costs would be Si4,500, Wood
Most of the counties now use a
disposal system of several land fills, Wood
said. This requires transporting
equipment across the county to maintain
The commissioners requested that the
state health board draw plans for both
methods of disposal for the county as
soon as possible.
Jake Vinson, county supervisor for
Farmer's Home Administration, reported
to the commissioners that 63 FHA home
loans, valued at S670.840, had been
approved for Hoke County during the
year. A total of 33 FHA farm loans were
approved, valued at $142,540. Vinson
estimated that 5700,000 had been added
to the tax base of the county through
THA investments here.
The board approved a recommendation
from the county board of health to
authorize a full - time clerk's position at
the health center instead of the present
part - time position.
A proposal to giw the rescue squad a
portion of a county ? owned lot on
Adams Street was discussed at length.
Commissioner Tom McBryde was
appointed as a representative of the board
to inspect the lot and meet with county
attorney Charles Hostetler and rescue
squad member*. Commissioner J.A. Webb
moved that the lot be given to the squad,
pending a ruling on legality by Hostetler.
The motion did not receive a second.
Kenneth Davis, a member of A.K.
Lovin, CPA, presented the county audit.
An annual Christmas contribution of
525 to the Caswell Center was approved
by the board. The commissioners also
voted not to sponsor a float in the
Christmas parade here Dec. 4.
Chairman T.C. Jones read a letter from
the county attorney on financial aid to
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1,412; rfalph Barnhait, 1,400 and T.C.
The vote for board of education was
Robert L. Gibson, 1,406; W.L. Howell,
Jr., 1,389; D.R. Huff, Jr., 1,377; Riley M.
Jordan, 1,399; and A. Wilton Wood, Jr.,
The results of the state senators race
were John T. Henley 1,397 and Hec
Jack A. Thompson received 1,416
votes for solititor.
District Court judges Seavy A. Carroll,
Derb S. Carter, Joe Dupree and D.B.
Herring, Jr. were also re ? elected,
however the vote had not been tallied by
Wednesday morning. According to Poole,
the vote on the judges was expected to be
similar to that for the other county
The entire Democratic slate for state
officers of the general court were elected.
With the exception of Lennon, who
was opposed by the Republican candidate
Weber, none of the Democrats running
for office were opposed.
All but two of the constitutional
amendments passed at the polls. Voters
rejected the fourth amendment to change
the constitutional provisions on state and
local governments taxing and borrowing
by a vote of 600 for and 690 against.
The seventh amendment to abolish the
literacy requirement ot vote lost 682 to
730. However, the literacy test is already
prohibited from use by the federal Voting
Rights Act Amendments of 1970, so the
defeat of the amendment will have little
The other amendments, including the
controversial and highly promoted second
amendment to reorganize the state
government, passed by substantial
The totals on the amendments were
Amendment 1, 926 for, 460 against;
Amendment 2, 891 for, 567 against;
Amendment 3, 800 for, 613 against;
Amendment 4, 600 for, 690 against;
Amendment 5, 836 for, 567 against;
Amendment 6, 863 for, 516 against;
Amendment 7, 682 for, 730 against.
The two fire district tax elections in
the county both carried. West Hoke voted
for the fire tax 13 to 0 and Pine Hill
carried it 31 to 11.
The Rockfiih community developmen
club was chosen first place in the large
rural club division of the Sandhills Are:
Development Association and th<
Stonewall club was named second in th<
small club division.
The awards were presented Tuesday
night at the Sandhills Association'
annual awards program held a
The two Hoke County clubs wer
selected from 59 clubs in a five count
Sam Morris, Chairman of Hoke County
Local Board No. 48 announced today
that Selective Service policies have been
revised to allow a registrant classified in
II-S, I-S(C), I-S(H), Il-A, III-A(Hardship)
or IIl-A(Fatherhood) to drop his
deferment in favor of a I-A classification,
provided the registrant requests in writing
that his current deferment be cancelled.
This change in policy should be of
particular interest, he said, to selective
service registrants who hold 1970 lottery
numbers higher than the highest number
reached by the board. As of November 2,
1970, Morris stated that the highest
lottery number reached by this local
board is 163.
"It is not anticipated," he added, "that
this local board will exceed number 163
as a high for this calendar year; therefore,
it will probably be to the advantage for a
registrant who holds a 1970 lottery
number, and who is currently deferred in
Il-S, l-S(H), I-S(C), 11-A, HI-A(Hardship),
or 111-A (Fatherhood), to request the
board to cancel his deferment if he has a
lottery number higher than 163."
Morris further pointed out that if such
a request is received by the board from
such a registrant, he will be reclassified in
I-A. This action will permit the registrant
to be placed in a lower draft priority
"It is, however, most important,"
Morris added, "that any registrant who
desires to make such a request to do so
immediately. This will assure the
registrant that the board will have an
opportunity to act on his request either
in November or December."
While recognizing that young men
holding lottery numbers over their local
board "high" could effectively limit their
vulnerability to the draft by being
classified into I-A by the year's end,
Morris stated that "the law allows young
men to elect whether they will apply for
a deferment and, therefore, those young
men who are granted deferments should
be able to drop them if they desire."
"Our purpose," he added, "is to
achieve fairness to all registrants in
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Friday At 8:00
By Laurie Telfair
Those amazing Bucks, who weren't
jicked to do more than break even by the
jre ? season sages, wrapped up the
Southeastern 3A Conference crown
Monday night with a 14 - 7 victory over
This marks the first time a Hoke High
earn has made the play - offs with either
i first or a second place team. Raeford
vill host the second place team in the
District III conference November 13. This
s expected to be either Roxboro,
Northern Durham or Southern Durham,
Kaz Autry, Hoke High principal, said.
Raeford will wind up the season
omorrow night on their home field with
Sanford, but the outcome of the same
vill not effect the conference title. Kick ?
iff is at 8 p.m.
The second place winner in the SE3A
inference, which is expected to be
Pinecrest or Laurinburg, will meet the
winner of the Pioneer conference there.
If Raeford wins the first play ? off
tame, they will play the winner of the
noneer conference - number two SE3-A
match on the Buck's home field.
A win in that game will send the Bucks
traveling to meet the winner of the
remainder of the eastern 3-A conferences
on the home site of that team for the
final post - season game, Autry explained.
The information on the play - offs was
given to him by the North Carolina High
School Athletic Association. The Bucks
made head coach John Pecora a happy
man Monday, earning Raeford the first
conference title in its history.
"This little group of kids are netting
records all right," he said. "They have
been a bunch of surprises every week."
The team was treated to a steak dinner
Tuesday night to celebrate tlieii *in..
Coach Pecora has been chosen "Coach of
the Week" by the state broadcasters once
during the Bucks 8-0-1 season, after
they defeated LaurinbiHg Scotland.
Before the season began, the Bucks
were figured to break even for the season.
Coach Pecora cited the inexperience of
"The only offensive players on the
team who played varsity last year are
Rusty Mabe, Frank Williamson and Billy
McNeill," he said. "Cecil Campbell played
varsity last year, but he was a
The rest of his team had either played
no football at all, like Russell Davis, or
had only played JV ball, like David
Wood, he explained.
Coach Pecora always stressed the
difficulty of the coming ballgame and this
week is no exception.
"We know we can expect a tough game
from Sanford," he said. "They can play a
real good game."
Jubilation over the title was not
limited to the team and coaches.
C.D. Bounds described his reaction
when the Bucks took the title with a
touchdown in the last 42 seconds of the
"I fell out of the broadcaster's booth
and George Wood was under the table,"
Skipper Dickson called it the biggest
thing to happen in Raeford this year.
Larry Phillips, former coach of the JV
tootball team and head basketball coach
last year, said "My throat is hoarse and
my hands are sore from pounding the
cement cheering during that game."
"I can't put into words what that
football team has got," he said. "They are
small and are always outweighed. But
those boys have always been winners in
heart. Even when they were freshmen,
and when the record didn't show it, they
were winners at heart."
"They're a gutty bunch of guys."
City Council Rewords
Recreation Fund Offer
The city council Monday night
re-worded a motion they had approved
two weeks ago to provide SI,500 for a
joint county ? city recreation program.
The council approved a motion to
contribute SI,500 only if sufficient
money is received from other sources to
provide an adequate summer recreation
program. The council had originally
approved the contribution if the county
would contribute the remainder of the
funds needed to finance the recreation
Plans were discussed at the meeting for
the annual firemen's supper sponsored by
the city for Raeford'i volunteer firemen.
The supper will be held Nov. 9 at 7
pjn. at the Gibson cafeteria.
The hospitalization insurance for city
tmployees was updated and renewed by
the council at an added cost to the city of
S120.70 a month. The city and employee
each pay 50 per cent of the policy. The
new hospitalization, which had not been
reviewed since 1963, will provide
considerably increased coverage, city
manager John Gaddy said.
A contract from Rone Construction
Company in Lauringurg requesting that
the city provide water service for ?
proposed subdivision off the Johnson gin
road was reviewed by the council but no
action was taken. The council requested
that the contract be sent to the League of
Municipalities before the city considered
extending water to the subdivision.
In other action, the council approved
the purchase of an 18 inch sewer line to
be run from Knit-Away, Inc. to the
outfall line near the railroad. They alao
received the resignation of city policeman