The Hoke County Nows- Established 1928 Tho Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOL. LXVI NO. 34 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA $4 PER YEAR 10c PER COPY THURSDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1970
BY SAM MORRIS
The Christmas holidays seem to have
come to an end with everyone back at
work again, except for the teachers and
students. They will return over the
weekend and then things will return to
normal in many homes.
We did have the misfortune of breaking
a small bone in our foot last Sunday
night. It kept us from work and this is the
first day away from the office on sick
leave in a long time. We can't get around
as fast as usual but. we did get back to
We got the cold weather for Christmas
and today (Tuesday) it looks as if snow
may be with us for New Year's. With a
foot half exposed to the weather we arc
not looking forward to snow.
We think back over the year and recall
the long talk with Jack Bcthune about
old times and especially the uld days on
Rockfish Creek and the cabin. This article
brought forth renewed acquaintances
with Jamie Stone. Big Bill Mclnnis, Nig
Hps , n and Daniel Johnson. When you
get rtiponse to an article like we did to
the write up.of the cabin it seems to give
you the feeling that the time taken in
doing a column is worthwhile.
We arc also grateful to Robert Gatlin
for his interest in the old days of Hoke
County and for bringing us pictures and
then taking time to recall the events that
took place during that time.
We want to thank each one that wrote
letters to us during the year.
We will never forget talking with John
Mclnnis of Japan. Then a few weeks later
receiving pictures and newspaper articles
about Japan. We certainly did appreciate
Also the letters from Raz Autry are
always very interesting and help us with
We can recall our local drop in men as
Ken McNeill, Eli Shankle, Clayton
Buoyer and Bernard Bray to mention a
few that keep us informed so that we can
print alt the news.
Last but not least, two pliccs that aic
the best sources for a column are the
sitting room at John Sotl Poole's with
Neil Senter, Benny Mc' cod. Ed McNeill.
Dan McGougan and P.il Howell, and the
other place is the back room coffee house
at the Raeford Savings and Loan. The
information received from Prank Teal.
J D. McMillian, C.L. Thomas, Jr.,Harold
Gillis and Palmer Willcox always makes
writing easy and help* to keep your mind
up and above board.
Thanks to everyone who contributed
to this column in ld70 and may 1^71 be
even a greater year for all of you.
Open Jan. 4-8
Although a full-time voter regiitration
system goes into effect the first of the
year, the voter registration books will be
open only four days before the sales tax
election, John Scott Poole, county
election chairman announced.
Voters may register from Jan. 4 to Jan.
8 at Poole's insurance office on Main
Street. The books will then be closed
until after the sales tax referendum on
Feb. 9. The registration books must be
closed 30 days before an election.
Fiighteen year olds may register to vote
in presidential and congressional
elections. Their names will be maintained
in a separate register, Poole said, and will
be transferred to the regular books upon
reaching 21 unless the state legislature
changes the state voting requirements.
A recent Supreme Court decision
upheld a law passed by Congress allowing
18 year-olds to vote in U.S. elections.
This includes elections for president.
Senate and the House of Representatives.
After the sales tax election, the
registration office will be open from 9.|
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
James D. Barnes, the third city
policeman to be hired in recent months,
resigned from the force last week as a
result of a disagreement over the policy
that requires policemen to live within the
Barnes had been given permission b>
citv manager John Gaddy to continue
living in his mobile home about six miles
from Raeford. Police Chief L..W. Stanton
said, but he was actually living in
Cumberland County at his mothei's
A hearing to review his status was held
before Gaddy on Dec 22 at Barnes'
Barnes was hired on Oct. 19 for a 90 ?
day trial period. Chief Stanton said. Two
other policemen hired by the city in the
past six months also resigned during the
Applications for policemen are now
being accepted. Chief Stanton said.
Car Tag Office
Open Sat. 9-12
The motor vehicle license office will be
open from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 2.
The hours were listed incorrectly in
last week's issue of The News Journal.
Doc Headen Shot
Man Killed Christmas Eve;
Wife Charged With Murder
IIRS ] S.\'()W....of the winter Tuesday rr-^formeJyard' and'houses into C*ri*"rta: turd seer.. ?. The HI.. (iatlin yatd was o
many beautiful winter landscapes in RaeJ"iJ after the snow. (Photo by Robert Dickson)
City, County Receive Grants
A SoO.OOU Oiiottnas piesent was
presented to the city and county last
week by Advancement. Inc
The city received a piani tor S40.000
and the county wasitiven S20.001). James
T Johnson, state director of Farmer'*
Home Administration, piesented the
checks to local officials at brief
ceremonies at the courthouse and at the
Knit ? Away. Inc. plant.
The grant to the city will be used to
del i ay the cost of providing sewer service
to the new industry. Other financing of
the sewer line project will ce borne by
the city by funds on hand, bond md a
federal P.L. 000 grant.
The grant to the county will be used
for expansion of the county Health
Center. The total cost of the Health
Department building expansion will be
approximately S30.000. The county will
defray any cost which exceeds the
S20.000 grant received from
Advancement. Inc.. which is supplying
the iwo grants is the four counts program
aimed at reducing out ? migration from
this area. It is administered locally by a
10 ? member Board of Directors, who are
representative of business, local
government and civic elements from
See GRANTS. Page 12
A Hoke County man was shot and
killed on Chiistmas live, following an
apparent all ? night drinking party.
His wife has been charged with murder
in connection with the shooting.
Dolphia Thomas "Doc" I leaden. 30. of
Rt. 3. Raeford was shot in the right side
of his chest with a small caliber pistol
about 7 a.m. Dec. 24. Sheriff D.M.
Barrington said. Header was dead on
arrival at Scothind Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Fva Mae Hcaden. 30. was
arrested on an open charge of niuider and
is being held in Hoke County jail
pending a preliminary hearing Jan. X in
The shooting took place at the couple's
home on the C.L. Thomas farm off N.C.
211, A number of people were piesent in
the house and in the yard when the
shooting occurred, the sheriff said. There
appears to have been an all ? night party
at the home before the shooting, he said.
Sheriff Barrington. Deputies Robert
Graham and Herbert Polston and Coroner
Krank Crumplei investigated the
Only 62 pints of blood were collected
during the December visit of the
Bloodmobile. chaiintan Clyde lipchurch,
Lpchurch had estimated that at least
120 pints would be needed to rebuild the
supply tor counts residents. Heavy usage
in October drained the Hoke County
blood fund, he said. However. 16 pints
were donated in November in other parts
.it .tute and c. J cJ to !'.uke County.
The vacation period at Burlington
contributed to the small donation,
lpchurch said. Burlington employees
frequently give the bulk of the collection.
"We had unusually good response from
the non ? industry or institution people,
particularly housewives." he said.
"Housewives and self ? employed persons
donated I 5 pints this time."
I pchuich itemized the contributions:
state highway commission personnel and
patrolmen, h pints: board of education, 6
pints: housewives and sell ? employed. 15;
extension service. 3: turkey plant, 3;
Hoke Concrete, 5. Burlington, 12 and
Mrs. Kllcn Willis, county home
extension agent, received a pin as a one
The county's leading donor, l.onnie D.
Smith, of Rt 2. Raeford. completed
contributing the first quart of his fifth
gallon. Beginning in 1061. Smith, a
Burlington employee has missed only two
visits ol the Bloodmobile and has
contributed at every visit since 1066.
1970 Year End Roundup
1970 is history now,*a memory of
events that took place in the first twelve
months of a new decade.
It was in 1970 that the Bucks won the
Southeastern 3-A Conference
championship in football, with their first
undefeated season in school history.
In 1970 a new textile plant,
Knit-Away. Inc. announced it would
build in Raeford with jobs for about 300
workers and Burlington announced an
organization shuffle that would move
about twenty top workers out of town to
And in 1970. the county
superintendent of schools. DD.
Abernethy. appeared before a Senate
committee to tell a story of progress in
integration in Hoke County.
Other events are written into the
history of the county for 1970.
In January, a class for trainable,
mentally retarded children was begun
with twelve students. This culminated a
drive by concerned parents to provide
suitable education for the county's
mentally retarded children.
Leonard Training School was
accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools, to become the
first correctional school in the nation to
receive accreditation from a regional
Christmas week was "mighty orderly"
Raeford Police Chief I..W. Stanton
No cases of shoplifting were reported
in the city during the shopping days
before Christmas. Only a few complaints
were received, he said, and one minor
wreck wei investigated.
"I've never had such a quiet
Christmas," Chiel Stanton said. "That's
the kind I like."
W.C. Phillips retired as manager of
Belks after 25 years there. Kenneth
Weston was assigned to the Highway
Patorl here. The Bloodmobile made a
disappointing visit, collecting only 65
pints for the county.
The county lost one of it's oldest
citizens in January with the death of
Angus M. McBryde, 92. Miss Kay
Ltndsey, a young Raeford woman who
was working with the Quaker House in
Fayeiteville. was killed in a car wreck on
New Year's Eve as 1970 began.
In February, the coming elections
began to make the news as candidates
filed for election. Charles G. Rose III
announced a bid to unseat Rep. Alton
Lennon; Seavy Carroll opposed
incumbent district court judge, George
Stuhl and Lacy Hair opposed Jack
Thompson for solicitor. Many other
offices were unopposed.
Tom Cameron was honored as the
Kiwanis Man of the Year. And two
students at Hoke High made the small
percentage of high school seniors to be
named Merit Scholarship finalists Mike
Davis and David Lent were finalists in the
Farm income made a 2.5 million dollar
increase, Farm Agent Wendell Young
announced. Hoke County farmers
received Si I 8 million for 1969 crops as
compared with S9.J million the year
Prominent citizens Luther Wood. 89
and F.F. McPhau! died in February.
The Bucks basketball team tied Clinton
for first place in the conference.
The Ides of March seemed to cast a
spell over Hoke as death took the
headlines during the month. A head ? on
collision near Montrose resulted in the
death of two teen-agers and injury to 12
other persons, mostly children Janie
Dellinger, 17. a Vardell Hall student and
Neil Lamar Rainey, 19. a Sandhills
student, died in the crash. Two other
persons were critically injured.
Henry G. Monroe was brutally beaten
to death near DutYy in March. Donnell
McMillian. Sydney Townsend and Pauline
Galbreth were charged with his murder
Mis? Galbreth was acquitted of the
murder charge in a preliminary hearing.
A rash of break ? ins in the city ended
with the arrest of five Cumberland
In good news for the month, the
county's first community watei system
brought water to 2Hl) families in the
Queenmore section. The Northwest Water
Supply System began operation after long
months of preparation and work by the
residents of that community.
A promise of improvement came in
April when the Slate Highway
Commission announced plans to make
U.S. 401 four lanes from the by - pass to
The North Carolina Adjutant General
paid a visit to the Raeford Guard that
month. Maj. Gen. bred Davis of the
North Carolina National Guard spent the
moining at the Armory on his first
inspection trip to Raeford.
Lariy Piullips resigned as heaJ
basketball couJt at Hoke after a
successful season to take a tob at House
of Raeford. Home Furniture Store and.
later. Johnson Furniture Store, were
purchased by the chain of Heilig - Mey ers
One hundred new voters were added to
the books in preparation for the May 2
The elections campaigns of the spring
ended with the May 2 primary in which
2300 cast ballots Incumbents on the
board of county commissioners and the
board of education survived a challenge
from black and Indian candidates who
campaigned as a block: Lennon carried
the county by ll>5 votes over Rose, and
Canoll and Thompson won posts in the
court system over Stuhl and Hair.
The state reptesentalives race was
indec.sive with only Gus Speros winning
election. A second primary was called
between Mis. Mary Odoin. J.J Johnson.
Neill McFadyen and Roger Hall
New jobs became available with the
opening in May of Lumbee Farms, a
chicken processing plant near Luntbei
Bridge. The tax rate was raised five cents
as the commissioners approved a budget
of S564.I20. And a badly needed
addition to the county health center was
approved by the board after receiving a
grant of S 20.000 from Advancement. Inc.
Hoke High students received more than
S(>2.54K in scholarships by the end of
May. with more expected to be
announced during the summer.
Distinguished guests in Kaeford during
the month included Homer Ricc. director
of athletics at UNC. who spoke at the
Booster's banquet and Chancellor John T.
Caldwell, chancellor of N.C. State, who
spoke at the Chamber of Commerce
The Governor's Award was presented
to the city of Raeford.
A new minister came to Raeford in
May. The Rev. John C. Rupp became
pastor of Raeford Prcsb>terian Church.
The most welcomed news of the
month was the four inches of rain that
tell in the last few days to bieak the
prolonged drought. It came too late to
save some of the crops in the county,
Ashwell Harward. personnel manager
at Burlington and civic Icadei in the
community, was transferred to
Lexington. Larry Allgood was named as
County school superintendent. D.D.
Abernethy. put Raeford on the map
when he testified before a Senate
Committee on integration here. He told
the committee headed by Sen. Walter
Mondale of Minnesota, that integration is
working well ir Hoke County and
explained how it had been implemented.
More money cannot buy integration, he
told the senators, unless the people of the
community are willing to take tne course
that is legally and morally right.
The stale representatives race was
settled in a second primary with J.J.
Johnson leading the ticket in the county.
Also elected were Mrs. Mary Odom and
Two persons were killed in separate
traffic accidents. A four - year ? old boy.
William Julius Locklear. was killed by a
car on 211 at Antioch. A Ft. Bragg
See ROUNDUP. Page 12
BOTTLE BAB) - This tins Golden Retriever ukes a noon ? time nip from the bottle
while Diane Upehurih substitutes Jor its mother The tmppy, pictured at eight days
old, was the only survivor o] a Utter horn by Caesurean Members of the Clyde
Upchurch family took turns bottle feeding the little one on a special puppy formula.