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VOL. LXVI NO. 27 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12.1970
By SAM MORRIS
The Hoke High School Bucks downed
Sanford here last Friday night to finish
the year with a 9 - 0 ? 1 record. The tic
against Dunn is the only blemish on th<
record and Dunn is also the only team tc
score two touchdowns on the Bucks
Friday night at the high school stadiurr
the Bucks meet Roxboro, second plac<
winner in their conference.
The sports editor of the Roxborc
paper called last Saturday and wanted U!
to send him some information about th<
Bucks and also a picture or two of som(
of the players. He is also doing the sam<
about Roxboro for this paper.
The newsman from Roxboro stated
that they lost the first four games of th<
season and then won six straight. He said
the first string quarterback had been oui
with an injury during the first four games
He also stated that they were mostly <
passing team. (Maybe this is shooting <
When he asked us about the Bucks w<
stated that they had surprised everyoni
with the fine play this season. The mar
from Roxboro said anyone who can gc
through the Southeastern Conference
undefeated must have a fine team. W<
believe that Roxboro has met other teami
from our conference in the playoff!
before. The newsman said that Roxborc
fans followed the team and that the)
would be in Raeford Friday night. W<
welcome the fans from Roxboro and
hope the ride back will be longer than th<
Go get them, Bucks!
Raz Autry, principal at Hoke High
called and asked that we remind loca
fans that the game Friday night is run by
the State High School Association and
not by Hoke High School. A few friend!
of the school have received free passes foi
all games played by a Hoke High team
These passes will NOT be honored Friday
night. The admission price for the game
at the gate will be $2.00 for all. This
means students as well as adults
Remember everyone must have a ticket
No passes to this game.
Raz stated that sfudents could
purchase advance tickets at Hoke County
High School for $1.50. These ticket!
will stay on sale until 12 o'clock noon
Friday. So all students can save SOc by
going by the bank and picking up the
We have on numerous occasions run
articles in this paper about people who
we consider as too mean for society. We
refer to people who destroy flowers at
the cemetery or turn over headstones at
the same place. Also people who tear
down stop signs on highways.
The people that broke into the new
home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ellis last
week and ripped the beautiful chandelier
from the ceiling and took off with it must
be put in the group we referred to above.
We can't see how anyone could enjoy the
object in their home after stealing it. But
once again some people have no
conscience or heart.
We hope that if these people are ever
grabbed by the law that the judge will be
one that forgets for a few minutes what
mercy is all about.
/?? V. JAMESMATTOX
Special Evangelistic Services will be
held at the First Baptist Church in
Raeford November 15-20. Services will
begin on Sunday morning at the 11:00
a.m. program and will be held at 7:30
each evening thereafter.
The Rev. James Mattox, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton,
N.C. will be the guest Evangelist. The
Rev. Mr. Mattox is a graduate of Wake
Forest University and holds 2 degrees
from Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary. He served as a Chaplain in the
U.S. ArmV. during the Korean Campaign.
He has a brother, who goes by the name
of Gregory Walcott, who is a movie and
T.V. actor. His brother has played many
roles in the Bonanza Western and is an
active Christian layman in Hollywood.
The Rev. Mr. Mattox was also pastor of
First Baptist Church, Red Springs for
nine years. The pastor, Jack Mansfield,
invites the public to attend these
meetings to hear this outstanding speaker.
The music will be under the direction of
Mrs. J.H. Austin.
Fayetteville Woman Dies In Wreck;
Hoke's Eighth Traffic Fatality
FATAL BLOWOUT - A Fayetteville woman died in a one ? car accident near Davis's Bridge earlv Mondav morning. The car
overturned after the right front tire blew out. Two other persons were injured in the wreck.
A young Fayetteville woman died in an
automobile accident near Davit's Bridge
early Monday morning.
Delois Torrey, 24, of 2304 Neely Ave.,
Fayetteville, was killed when the car in
which she was a passenger overturned.
The driver, Caddie Richardson, 21, of
Fayetteville and another passenger.
Tommy Richardson, 16, of Lumber
Bridge, were admitted to Cape Fcai
The one - car accident occurred about
1:40 Monday morning approximately one
? half mile from Davis s Bridge toward
The car was traveling at a fast rate of
speed when the right front tire blew out,
Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Stanley
reported. Richardson lost control of the
vehicle, and the car ran off the road and
overturned, Stanley said.
Tommy Richardson and Miss Toney
were both pinned in the automobile.
Stanley said that Caddie Richardson, who
suffered a broken leg, crawled to a near -
by home for help after the wreck.
The death was the eighth traffic
fatality recorded in tlie county this year.
United Fund contributions totaling
S8S0.80 have been collected in the
campaign that began Nov. 2, campaign *
manager Jerry Goza announced.
Hoke County's goal this year is
$19,181.19. This is almost $4,000 less
than the goal set a year ago.
Burlington Mills began its United Fund
solicitation this week. Several other
industries have already completed their
Upchurch Milling and Storage
Company reported S312.80. Caiolma
Pbwer and Light Company contributed
SI25 and the Laurinburg and Southern
Rail Road gave SSO.
Carolina Telephone contributed $230.
Individual pledges received so far total
Anyone who lias not been contacted
who wants to contribute to the United
Fund may call Jerry Goza or come b>
The News ? Journal office.
Twelve organizations within ilk
county depend on the United Fund. They
are Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Red Cross,
White Cane, 4-H clubs, crippled children,
community development, recreation
program, Hoke Rescue Squad, needy
children, senior citizens and Carolina
The fund drive this year will end Nov.
Cases From 1968 Scheduled
For Superior Court Term
Superior Court begins a week ? long
term Monday with cases dating as far
back as 1968 scheduled for trial.
Judge Thomas D. Cooper, Jr. will
preside. Jack Thompson, newly - elected
solicitor who is also filling the unexpired
term of former solicitor Doran Berry, will
serve for the first time in Hoke County.
There are 19 cases scheduled for action
by the grand jury and trial if indictments
are returned. Three defendents are
charged with forgery in 13 of the cases.
There are 39 cases scheduled for trial,
three post conviction Itearings and seven
One of the cases scheduled for trial was
first put on the docket in 1968. The case
against James Pearly Wall, Jr. for driving
under the influence stems from an arrest
on April 27, 1968.
Ten other cases stem from arrests made
;n 1969. These are Joe Scott, Johnny
Scott and Freddie Revels, Jr., charged
with felonious larceny; Henry Howard
Hnllingsworth, charged with driving
under the influence; Melvin Lewis Dees,
charged with driving under the influence;
Delton Monroe, Jr., charged with assault;
George Hollingsworth, charged with
assault and resisting arrest; Eugene Slate,
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill and armed
robbery; Phillip James Thomson,charged
with violation of N.C. G.S. 14-135 and
Bobby Blue, worthless check.
The grand jury will take action
Monday on the following cases: John
Wayne Locklear, assault with intent to
kill; Bobby Locklear, assault with a
deadly weapon with intent to kill; Willie
Howard McNeill, four counts of forgery
and four counts of passing a forged
check; Lillie Mae Purcell, two counts of
attempted passing a forged check and one
count of passing a forged check; Kenny
Maynor, two counts of passing a forged
check; James E. Woods, armed escape;
Grace Wilson Reynolds, escape; Walter
Douglas, assault with intent to commit
rape and Charlie Lowery, murder.
Scheduled for trial on Monday arc Joe
Scott, Johnny Scott and Freddie Revels,
Jr., charged with felonious larceny; Henry
Howard Hollingsworth, charged with
DUI; Clinton White, charged with
robbery with firearms; Joseph Chavisand
Joe Chavis, each charged with shooting
Sec COURT, Pane 11
Break-ins were reported at two homes
in the county this week.
Qie break-in and theft was reported
Saturday by Roy Haywood, who lives
near Davis1 Bridge. Tlie break-in occurred
during the daytime. An undetermined
amount ot household goods were stolen
The Fred Hendrix home on U.S. 401
was broken into Monday, Deputy Harvey
Young reported. Household goods and
personal property was stolen.
No arrests have been made in either
Mrs. Odom Leads
Ticket In Race
Mrs. Mary Home Odom led the ticket
by one vote in the 24th District of the
state House of Representatives.
She received 14,294 votes in the
general election held Nov. 3. Joy J.
Johnson was second on the ticket in the
district with 14,293.
Gus Speros received 14,183 and Neill
McFadyen received 14,084.
The official count in Hoke County
showed McFadyen led the ticket with
1,419 votes. In the unofficial tabulation
taken election night by The
News-Journal, Johnson was listed as
leading the ticket in the county in the
representative's race. He was second with
1,396. Speros received 1,369 votes from
Hoke County and Mrs. Odom received
1,368. Hoke, Scotland and Robeson
counties make up the representative
In the District Court judge's race, Joe
Dupree led the ticket in Hoke County
with 1,425. Seavy Carroll was second on
the ticket with 1,392.
In the district composed of Hoke and
Cumberland counties, Derb Carter was
high with 10,286. Carroll received 10,254
and Dupree received 10,11 5. D.B. Herrine
received 10,067 votes.
E.E. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court,
led the ticket by three votes in election of
county officers. He received 1,473 and
Sheriff D.M. Barrington received 1,470.
The unofficial tabulation last week in The
News-Journal indicated Barrington led
the ticket with 1,471.
The official totals for county offices
were announced after the canvass last
week. They are, E.E. Smith, Clerk of
Superior Court, 1,473; D.M. Barrington,
sheriff, 1 ,470; Franklin Crumpler,
coroner, 1,460; John Balfour, county
commissioner, 1,412; Ralph Barnhart,
county commissioner, 1,405; T.C. Jones,
county commissioner, 1,397; Robert L.
Gibson, board of education, 1,406; W.L.
Howell, Jr., board of education, 1,389;
D.R. Huff, Jr., board of education, 1,387;
Dr. Riley Jordan, board of education,
1,399; and A. Wilton Wood. Jr.. 1.392.
Found Near Roc.kfish
Two small children were found late
Friday afternoon on Rockfish Road near
Davis's Bridge after they had been
brought from Fayetteville and
Mrs. Ethel Gibson saw the children, a
small girl and boy, and waved them back
out of the road until she could reach
Consent judgments on the part of the
defendent were signed in two district civil
court cases heard last week by Judge D.B.
The plaintiff in each case was
Bodenheimer Furniture Co., Inc. The
consent judgments were rendered in the
case of Bodenheimer versus Gennell
Hamonds and Bodenheimer versus Calvin
In a non ? jury trial, the court ruled in
favor of the defendent Hope Carroll in a
suit brought by Johnson Stores, Inc.
The court also ruled in favor of the
defendent, Tip Top Hoaiery Mills, Inc., in
a suit brought by Johnson Motor Lints,
Absolute divorces were granted in the
following suits: Bobby Jacobs versus
Jennifer Locklear Jacobs; Harold D. Blue
varsus Rebakah Jones Blue; Ruby S.
Turner versus Sidney G. Turner; Marline
Locklear versus Jsnie Woods Locklear.
An employment survey conducted by
the Census Bureau began in Hoke County
The survey is being taken in several
rural areas throughout the Unites States.
It was developed by the Census Bureau to
provide information about how many
people are employed and unemployed in
the survey areas the sources used in
looking for a job and transportation to
and from work. The survey is also being
conducted in a number of cities in the
^ Facts, supplied by individuals
participating in the survey are kept
confidential and the results are used only
to compile statistical totals, census
officials said. The law safeguarding the
privacy of the individual applies to all
information collected by the Census
Interviewers for the county will be
Mrs. Edith Nixon and Mrs. Margaret
Other counties surveyed are
Cumberland, Scotland, Duplin, Onslow,
Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen.
Sampson, New Hanover and Robeson.
"Cars kept blowing at the little
things," she said. 'The little girl was older
and she kept the boy from getting out in
The youngsters were crying, she said,
and were cold.
She took them to her house and soon
the little girl was able to tell Mrs. Gibson
her name and part of her telephone
The girl was five years old and the little
boy was three. The children were nicely
dressed in light, short ? sleeved clothing.
They told Mrs. Gibson that they had
been playing in a sandpile located in the
back yard of a vacant house next door to
their home, when a man, offered to give
them some candy and to take them to
their mothers. The little boy and girl,
who were not related, said they were next
Mrs. Gibson called the sheriffs
department and Deputy Harvey Young
answered the call. The little girl was
apprehensive at first when the police were
called, Mrs. Gibson said, becauae she said
the man who took them told them he was
The sheriff's department in
Cumberland County was notified and the
children were returned to their parents.
Deputy Young uid they had been missing
from their home sirtce that afternoon.
The youngsters had walked about a
mile and a half before they were
discovered by Mrs. Gibaon, he said.
They had been left there in the woods
by the man who had stolen them from
their neighborhood, Young uid. The
children were unable to describe the man
or the automobile that brought them to
ine noKe High bucks meet tlie Person
Senior High Rockets of Roxboro
tomorrow night for the first round in the
district play -offs.
Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. in the Buck's
Roxboro is the second place team in
the District 3 conference. They have been
the conference champions for the past
four years with an over ? all record for
that time of 37 ? 11.
This year they were runner ? up to
Northern Durham with a 6 ? 4 season
The Bucks go into the game with a
9-0-1 season record and their first
Hoke High coach John Pecora assessed
the Roxboro team.
"They are a good team with an
outstanding backfield. They're a passing
club with a lot of speed in the backfield.
They have an exceptionally good end
who has caught 11 touchdown passes this
year. Their quarterback likes to throw
long passes and has made 12 touchdown
passes this season."
"We'll have to play a good game to
keep up with them,' he said.
Coach Pecora said he didn't plan to
change his team's tactics for the game.
"We're going to do the same thing
we've always done," he said. "We're going
to have to rely on speed more bccause
they have such a powerful line."
The Roxboro Rockets lost the first
A deadline of Nov. 20 has been set for
joining the Hillcrest ? Scurlock
community water system for a $20
Residents of the Hillcrest or Scurlock
area who want to join the water system
can mail the fee to Robert Henry Hall,
Box 709, Rt. 1, Raeford or take the
membership fee to his home on Business
Bucks Meet Roxboro Rockets
Here In 3A Play-off Friday
tour games this season. Quarterback Carl
Stonbraker was injured in the first game
and did not play until the fifth game of
the season. Since his return, Roxboro has
been undefeated. Stonbraker has thrown
a total of 12 touchdown passes this
season and end Darry Carver broke the
school record by catching 11 touchdown
The team has scored a total of 250
points against their opponents 133
points. A total of 208 points were scored
in ihe last six games Roxboro has played.
The Bucks have scored a total of 187
points to their opponents 43. Dunn was
the only team to score more than one
touchdown against the Raeford defense.
Tim Hawkes has led the scoring for the
Bucks with eight touchdowns. Russell
Davis caught six touchdown passes from
Wood and recovered one fumble for a
goal. David Wood threw seven touchdown
passes and ran three TDs: Hawkes also
threw one touchdown pass.
Bruce Morrison ran five of the
touchdowns this year and Bill Poole
accounted for two TD pass campletions.
Mark Heath made one touchdown with a
99 yard run and Robert Rucker also
made a touchdown with a run.
Starting players to look for on the
Roxboro team are Danny Carver, end;
Ronnie Paylor, tackle, Gordon Sapp,
guard; John Pollock, center; Phil Reams,
guard, Mac Blanks, tackle; Larry Paylor,
strong end; Carl Stonbraker,quarterback,
Ronnie Russell, wingback; Russell
Satterfield, fullback and Allan Newman,
tailback. Gregg Winstead is the alternate
tailback, and he and Newman do most of
the running for the Rockets. Roxboro
runs from the wing and I formations.
The defensive line-up is likely to be
Ronnie Paylor and Harold Lylesat end.
Mack Blanks and Phil Reams at tackle;
David Humphries and Earl Womack as
juards; Andy Thomas and Charles
Vhitfield on lineback; Ronnie Russell and
Martin Michie at halfback and Tim
Turner at safetv.
Tackle Mack Blanks is a 6'0. 2<>0
pound senior. Humphries, Reams,
Womanc and Faulkner all weigh in jt
more than 200 pounds.
If Raeford wins tomorrow night, ihey
will play the winner of the 71st and
Laurinburg contest at Raeford next
QUARTERBACK - Carl Stonbmker is
the Roxboro star passer. He has thrown
12 touchdown passes this year for the
Person Senior High Rockets. Stonbacker
was injured for the first four games of the
season, in which Roxboro was defeated.
The Rockets have won their last six