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VOL. LXVl NO. 29 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROT IN A $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 26, 1970
BY SAM MORRIS
The Rev. James Mattox of
Rutherfordton, who held a revival last
peek at the First Baptist Church, was the
uest speaker at the Kiwanis Club last
Tiursday night. He talked about events
hat had happened during his ministry,
le stated that most people think a
ninister doesn't enjoy life. After listening
d his talk we will say that his life is filled
irith unexpected events. We enjoyed his
Blk very much as did the entire group.
| We will not call names, but a lady told
?s of the following incident that
lappened recently. It seems that a local
?nother was on a church committee and
.he committee was meeting about every
light one week. The youngest member of
he family was getting tired of his mother
jeing away and said to her. "Mother, why
:an't you be a Sunday christian like the
jther women in town?"
A letter received recently by City
Commissioner J.D. McMillian was a
masterpiece. The reason the letter was
written was to sell J.D. a wig. We would
publish the letter but some names callcd
n the letter concerning the wearing of
*igs would give away the secret of
Raeford men. We believe McMillian
vould let most of the readers glance at
:he letter. So go by and request a peek at
We have written in this column on
nany occasions of the great work being
lone by Jimmy James with the Hoke
riigh band. Also we have praised many
jerformances of the band. Maybe the
Concerned Graduate' missed the paper
Anyway this letter from a collegc
student is self explanatory:
Dear Mr. Moms:
I ha*, oc.^i ^idiiiun|'io write you for a
ong time, hut somehow I never seem to
lave time. I would like to express an
jpinion of mine.
As a former student of Hoke High
School I would like to express my
congratulations to the football team, the
meerltaders, the Pep Club, and most of
ill to the HHS Marching Band on a great
?eason. As everyone knows the football
earn has been great this year, but then so
las the band. They work so hard and get
;o little praise. I don't believe anybody
eali/.es how hard the members of the
>and work. Not only do they practice
?veryday during school, but they also
lave extra practices every Wednesday
light during football season. Learning the
nusic is quite a job, but have you ever
ried to remember an intricate routine
md play correctly at the same time? It is
lot an easy job.
The football team has extra help with
heir financial needs, but the band does
lot. They pay a fee every year in order to
lave music to learn. The majorettes, the
ettergirls, the flagbearers all are required
o buy their own expensive uniforms.
They do it because they love HHS and
vant to use their talents for it.
The Band is the best example I have
iver seen of unappreciated effort. HHS
las one of the best bands in the state.
Everyone 1 have met at school that has
leard of Raeford has heard about it
hrough its music department. Give a
ittle praise where it is so greatly needed
Thank you for listening to an old
A Concerned Graduate
Mmtgaoi fc Ihtprnk u(? rwmmy tm* kut Thurmky H*en rft* hnkrt on t dritvrry truck parked behind
MAY YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE
BE BLESSED WITH ABUNDANCE
As we gather around the Thanksgiving table
with our loved ones, we pray that every home in America
may b*e blessed with the good things in life: the enjoyment
of material needs, the warmth of family affection, and
faith in the Creator from Whom all good things come.
The News - Journal
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day
Several Old Cases Cleared
From Superior Court Docket
Twenty ? one cases, including some
that had been continued since 1968 and
1969, were cleared from the docket
div-ng th? November session of Superior
Another 19 that were scheduled for
trial this session were continued.
Judge Thomas D. Cooper, Jr. presided
at the session which ended Thursday.
The following cases were heard on
Wednesday and Thursday.
Days Set For
A new schedule for collecting leaves
and trash was announced this week by
city manager John D. Caddy.
Leaves will be picked up on Mondays
and Thursdays during the remainder of
the fall. This is intended to benefit
residents who rake their lawns on the
weekend and on Wednesday afternoon,
The two-day a week schedule was put
into effect to reduce time spent by the
city in collecting leaves. Picking leaves up
throughout the week was interfering with
normal city maintenance and was too
time consuming, Gaddy said. Leaves may
have to be collected on other days of the
week but Gaddy said the city will try to
do most of the collection according to
He also asked that residents not put
leaves in the street gutters. In addition to
being a violation of a city ordinance
against placing leaves or trash in the street
or on public property, it also causes extra
work tor city personnel, he said. Leaves
placed in the gutter wash into the catch
basin of the storm sewers and must be
A jury found L.C. Cunningham not
guilty of failing to comply with
provisions of a special permit for
excessive st/v and weight.
The state took a nol pros on several
cases. These included Luke Sturdivant,
who was charged with driving while his
license was revoked and resisting and
delaying an officer: Warnell Jacobs, Jr.,
charged with aiding and abetting . driving
under the influence; lilton Buffkin,
driving under the influence: and Delton
Monroe, Jr., assault.
Henry Howard Hollmgsworth, who
gave notice of appeal altet being
sentenced to six months for diiving under
the influence, withdrew his appeal. Ik
was given a four months active sentence
and recommended tor the woik leleasc
Eugene Slate was convicted of assault
with a dcadlx weapon with intent to kill
and was sentenced to not less than seven
or mote than ten years.
The court heard an appeal by James
Tillman Ijong on the revocation of his
probation which had been md-icd by
District Court Judge (jeorge Stub! flic
revocation was upheld b\ Supciiot Court
and Long was ordeied to serve two
consecutive six months sentences.
Julius Dockery pleaded guiltv to
assault with a deadly weapon with uitent
to kill and was given a four to seven vcai
sentence suspended for five years.
Dockery was placed on five years
probation and was ordered to pay the
hospital bills and $300 restitution to the
prosecuting witness and to pay court
costs. In addition, he was forbidden to
have in his possession any firearms, knife
or weapon of any kind while away front
his own premises. The pistol in evidence
was ordered disposed of b> the court
James Alford was sentenced to six
months and recommended for the work
release program after being convicted of
assault with a deadly weapon.
The court passed judgment in several
cases that had been tried in previous
Robert M. Graham, convicted of
issuing a worthless check for SI00, was
given until the January term to pay
restitution for the check.
Mrs. Mary M. Jones, who was
convicted of issuing a worthless chcck for
$225, was allowed to make restitution for
Judgment was passed on James Jones,
Thomas Dial, Lock Craig Dial and
Freddie Revels, Jr., who had been
convicted of larceny of hogs. They were
each sentenced to not less than six or
more than ten years suspended for five
years with five years porbation. They
were also each ordered to pay court costs
and were each charged S950 restitution
to liar I and James Hendrix. The court
ordered each of the four defendants not
to associate with any of the other
Freddie Revesl, Jr. was ordered to
remain in jail until the lull restitution was
made. The other defendants were allowed
to pay a portion of the amount, with
provisions for pa\ ing the remainder under
the supervision of the probation officer.
Three wrecks were reported in the city
A lunaway truck rolled across Elwood
Avenue last Thursday and crashed into
the front of Wood Furniture Store, just
missing the large plate-glass window.
Charles Eugene Barker, a Warsaw truck
driver, left his large delivery truck parked
behind Cole's Feed and Seed Store.
Although police officers said the hand
brake was set, the truck rolled into the
building across the street. No charges
were filed against the driver.
Another wreck occurred Thursday at
the corner of Bethel and Harris Avenue, a
frequent scene of accidents.
A car driven by Gary Stephen Orem,
16, struck the automobile driven by Mrs.
Mabel Adcox Barnes of Lumber Bridge.
Mrs. Barnes was traveling east on Harris
Avenue, police officers said, when the
Orem car hit her. He had stopped at the
stop sign and then pulled into her left
rear fender, the investigating officer s? J
Orem was charged with failure to yield
right ? of ? way. Approximately S400
damage was done to the two cars. Mrs.
Barnes was slightly injured with a cut on
A wreck was reported Monday
morning on Central Avenue. Cars driven
by James Ervin Truelove, Rt. 5
Fayetteville, and Mrs. Annie Johnson
Williams of Fayetteville, collided in front
of Southern Restaurant. Truelove was
backing out of the restaurant parking area
when his car was hit by the Williams car,
which had just turned out of Conoly's
Approximately S300 damage was
Baptists Host Annual
LOSS - An explosion ripped away the front portion of this mobile home and a fire
gutted the interior Saturday afternoon. The cause has not been determined.
A mobile home in Ponderosa Trailer
Park was destroyed late Saturday
afternoon by a fire and explosion.
The trailer belonging to D.F. Truelove
was a total loss from the fire and smoke
damage. An explosioirtow^pwt the front
half of the mobile home, ripping out both
sides and the end.
Mrs. Truelove was in the yard at the
time the blast occurred. Fire was seen
coming from the trailer before it
exploded, Ed McNeill, chicf of Hillerest
Fire Department said he was told. The
cause of the fire and explosion has not
Hillerest Fire Department answered the
fire alarm. McNeill extimated the value of
the loss at SI 5,000.
Is Next Friday
Jingle bells and ho - ho - ho. The
Christmas Parade will be swinging down
Main Street next week on Dee. 4 at 4:15
Chamber of Commerce off icials say the
parade this year should equal that of
1969, which was Raeford's most
successful Christmas celebration.
Nearly a do/en commercial floats are
expected. Harold Gillis, Chamber
manager said. A first - time attraction will
be the Cumberland County Bobcats, a
The parade will get stalled 45 minutes
earlier than last year in hopes that the
spectators will be able to see better and
NEW POLICEMAN - James D. Barney
29. has joined the Raejord City Polite
Department. Barnes, who is originally
from Wilton, Has lived in Hoke County
two years and Is presently thing In
? Ifc- II-..
The annual unified Thanksgiving
church service will be held Wednesday
night at 7:30 at the First Baptist Church.
The service is sponsored by the
downtown Baptist, Methodist and
The Rev. Herman Winberry will be the
guest pastor. The Revs. John Ropp and
Jack Mansfield will also participate in the
Special music tor the service will be
provided by the First Baptist Church
The hours of the traditional service
have been changed this year from
Thanksgiving morning because of the
poor attendance in recent years, the Rev.
Mr. Mansfield said. It is hoped that more
people will be able to participate in the
Wednesday night service.
Planned Dec. 3
The Kiwanis Club's 16th annual
pncake Supper will be held Dec. 3 from
4:40 to 7:30 pm. at the Gibson School
Tickets are on sale for Si.00 from any
Kiwanis member. Key Club members at
Hoke High will also participate in the
ticket sale with a share of the proceeds
going to the club for projects.
Funds raised at the supper are used by
the Kiwanis club to piuvidc a one year
scholarship for a Hoke High senior and to
sponsor the Kiwanis youth activities
program. This includes support for Girl
and Boy Scouts, a Little League team and
a Christmas project to help needy
Clyde Upchurch, Jr. is chairman of ihe
supper this year. He is assisted by Israel
The menu will include pancakes,
sausage, coffee and milk. The sausage was
donated by the Jesse Jones Company.
Coble Dairies donated the milk and
Stalev ComDanv donated the ti/nm
will not get so cold, (.iillis said. The 4:15
p.m. time should still allow most of the
industrial traffic to clear the area, he said.
The parade this year will begin at Raeford
Elementary School and will end at the
Approximately SI00 in contributions
was added this week to the United Fund
campaign chest as the drive entered the
The Antioch community donated S82
to the fund, Wendell Young, who is
charge of rural collections, reported.
Individuals contributed about $20 this
week. Fund treasurer Sam C. Morris
Total collections this > ear amount to
approximately " SI ,280. The goal lor the
county is S19,181.14.
The solicitation at Burlington Mills is
neanng completion. Larry Allgood
reported, and is expected to be concludcd
next week. Fund officials also hope to
have reports soon from other Industries
and downtown merchants.
Individual contributions this year have
increased over previous years, fund
A Sanford construction company
submitted the low hid to construct the
new city water lines.
In a special meeting Friday afternoon,
the city council awarded the contract to
Blue Construction Company of Sanford.
A bid of S20.657.60 for asbestos
cement pipe was submitted by the
company. Six contractors bid on the
The council also approved a resolution