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VOLUME LXVll NO. 37 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA S5 PER YEAR THURSDAY. JANUARY 16, 1975
By Sam C. Morris
The weather Monday morning did an
about face in approximately two hours.
The temperature was in the 60's early in
the morning and dropped about 20
degrees in two hours. Along with the
rain that fell Monday, it was a very bad
Tuesday morning the temperature
was around freezing or lower, but at
least it was fair. This kind of weather is
not helping to conserve fuel and with
the price of it today, it makes for an
One thing most of us can be thankful
for is that we have not had the cold
weather like they are having in the
midwest. Many have died because if it,
and many are without heat or
electrichy. Su, I guess we aie lucky Iteie
in North Carolina after all
J. W. Turlington, principal at Raelord
Elementary School, was by the office
last week after the paper was off the
press and commenting on the Sanitary
ratings at the schools. He said that the
reason for the low rating at his school
was because of the condition of the
building in which the lunchroom was
located and not because of the food,
food handlers and utensils used by the
Of course I told him I had thought
this was the case due to the publicity
given to the lunchroom at his school
during the bond issue. This of course
was passed and work will be underway
in the near future.
So. to all parents who have children
at this school, 1 hope this will straighten
out the reason for the rating.
Monday the Congress came forth
with a plan to try to stop the recession,
and Monday night the President
presented a plan which he will present
to Congress. I don't know if either plan
will work, but at least something is
being done to try and aid the working
man. This is more than had been done
in rccent years.
Of course fot any plan to work, it
must have full cooperation from all the
people of this nation. But to keep this
problem from coming up again in
several years, we must also look for the
cause that creates this problem. I don't
think that the continuing pumping of
money into the economy will ever solve
the problem that brings forth these
After watching an interview with a
number of people in Norway Sunday,
concerning that country which has no
crime problem, unemployment or
problems with senior citizens, I believe
that too much progress can create
problems which we are unable to
Of course, most of us in business like
to have problems from mote business
and progress, but we can go only as far
as money we have or can borrow. It
seems that the government thinks that
money doesn't have to be paid back or
that it is printed in Washington with no
strings attached. p
Anyway, if you don'f try something,
the problems will never be solved. Let's
hope a solution can be found.
UNEMPl.OYMENT IJNE - A long line formed early Tuesday at the Employment Security Commission branch office on
Dickson Street. It was a long, cold wait outdoors for many as the line slowly moved forward.
FHA Farm Loans Gone Until April
Fven though apparently there will be
no money available until April for farm
operating loans, the Farmer's Home
Administration here will continue to
process loan applications.
William Claik, county FaHA
supervisor, explained last week that he
had received word that funds for faint
operating loans had run out for the
remainder of this quarter and that
fourth quarter money would not he
available until April.
"But I'm going to continue to fill out
the applications on subsequent loans
and send them in to Raleigh." he said
optimistically. Subsequent loans are
those made to persons already
rndebteded to FaHA.
However, Clark said, even when the
funds became available, there will only
be enough money to make loans to
persons who already have a long ? term
"We won't be able to make initial
loans." he said.
Farmers will have to rely this year on
other credit sources, such as the
Production Association or banks. Clark
FaHA loans are made to those who
can not obtain credit on terms they can
aflord from conventional sources.
Lately. FaHA has served ntoie to
guarantee loans made by conventional
sources, in many cases, Clark said. This
can be done now. even though there are
no funds for lending.
Clark said, in addition, that
borrowers are having to obtain -40 pei
cent of their loan from other sources.
The lack of farm loan funds is likely
to produce some hardships, he agieed.
Increased farm costs were blamed for
the money shortage. According to
James T. Johnson, state director, the
North Carolina quota was the same lor
this ycai as it was last year.
"Hut. as you know, the cost of things
the farmers purchase has gone up which
means they need more money and
Bill I'arham. deputy agriculture
commissioner, was quoted by the
Associated Press as saying the Fall A
needs more funds because of the
increased cost of farming.
Already this year, S29.2 million lias
been loaned to Tai Heel farmers.
An additional S2.2 million will be
received in April, according to Johnson.
Money foi other FaHA programs,
such as rural housing, is still available.
Sandwich Sellers Warned
County sanitaiian M R. Mills issued a
warning this week to businesses selling
Health regulations must be met. he
sard and inspections will be made ol
establishments selling sandwiches.
Mills said the most frequent
violations were lack of refrigeration for
perishable sandwiches and not dating
the sandwich wrapper.
The regulations, which apply to
businesses that sell ready ? made
sandwiches in vending machines or at
the counter, specify that all perishable
sandwich fillings such as barbecue,
chicken salad, ham salad or egg salad
must be cooled to 50 degrees or colder
unless the sandwich is sold within three
hours after preparation.
Mills said storekeepers should
refrigerate such sandwiches as soon as
they are delivered.
Other non - perishable sandwiches
can be placed on the counter as long as
they are kept wrapped, he said.
All sandwiches must he daied and
show the manufacturer's name and
sandwiches must be removed from sale
alter 24 hours. Mills said.
He said undaied sandwiches were
lound on sale recently in the county,
which is a violation of the health law .
Mills Lists La uses
Of Food Poisoning
County sanitarian M R. Mills listed
the most common types of food
poisoning resulting iiom improper lood
Botulinum, found in chicken and
('. perliingcns. found in beef
products, tuna. ham. corned heel .
Salmonella, found in eggs, egg
Staphyloceus. found in
turkey, chicken salads, cooked pork,
Shigella, found in potato salad and
Is C Of C Goal
An effort lo recruit more doctors to Raelord was tentatively begun Tuesday by
the Raelord-Hoke Chamber of Commerce.
Tlie county's only two doctors, R.G. Townsend and Riley M. Jordan, met with
the Chamber's directors to discuss the need for more physicians and ways of
attracting doctors to the area.
Harold Gillis. C of C manager, said that a committee from the community would
be appointed soon to investigate and develop a recruiting program.
Gillis said that other towns in North Carolina have been successful in attracting
medical personnel. A young physician recently left McCain Hospital to set up a
practice 111 a small town alter being guaranteed a starting annual income, he said.
"I'm not saying thai this is the way we'll proceed." he said. "But some places
have done I Ins ami il is one of the ways we call look into." __
Gillis said the committee would probably investigate help under some federal and
state programs. The county had once tried to apply for medical aid. he said, but
because the physicians at McCain Hospital were included in statistics as practicing
medicine in Hoke, the county was not eligible based on need. Gillis said he
understood that the statistical method of counting patients per doctor had changed
and that the county would now qualify. He said lie was not sure just what programs
were available. ?
Dr. Townsend advised the Chamber on ways to recruit.
"I told them you can't build a building and expect to fill it with doctors." he
Instead, the community is the thing that will attract and hold medical personnel,
"Some small towns guarantee a certain amount of income, but this really doesn't
have a bearing on whether a doctor will come here or not." Dr. Townsend said.
"Liking the community is what does it."
Dr. Townsend said that the biggest drawback for Raeford was the lack of family
"They would have 10 drive out for recreation or for cultural activities." he said.
Dr. Townsend said, unfortunately, the excellent golfing opportunities in the area
weie not much of a plus since he had found that lew young doctors played the
game. "They don't have lime in medical school and during their residency." he said.
He pointed out that, in past years, several doctors have left Raeford.
Gillis said that both the physicians stressed the need for more doctors. They told
the C of C directors that with just the two of them in practice, county residents
could not receive 'round the clock medical coverage.
At the meeting, the directors also heard a report from lid Brown of Knit-Away
on the natural gas situation. The firm has sufficient gas to operate until the early
part of February. Brown said. The plant expects to have alternate fuel within do
days, he said.
Gillis also leported on the legislative luncheon held last week by the Chamber,
which was attended by approximately bU persons lo hear the House of
Representatives members from the 21 si District.
The Bloodmobile will make us
second visit of the fiscal year here
Friday stopping at Burlington from
noon until 5:30 p.m.
Since many persons from the county
have used blood, in the last several
weeks, a large collection is needed,
chairman Clyde I'pchurch said.
Hoke has a yearly quota of .V>8 pints
and only 50 pints were collected at the
last visit of the Bloodmobile.
L'pchurch said that many people,
including a large number of young
people. have asked about the
requirements for jiving blood.
Those under IS years of age must
have parental consent, he said, and a
note from the parents will be accepted:
Physical lequitements include weight
of at least 110 pounds and generally
The collection .center will be staffed
by volunteers, coordinated by Mrs.
Ralph Barnhart. Professional personnel
from Raelord and McCain will provide
Board Okays Inspections
Plans 10 implement healing, plumbing
and air conditioning-inspect ions in ilie
county got a boost last week when the
board oi" commissioners voted to begin
inspections July I.
The county will hire a fit 11 time
inspector, who will also make electrical
inspections. Counts Manager T.B.
Lester said Presently, only electrical,
inspections are required in Hoke.
The increased building inspections
have been under consideration lor
several months by the board.
The action came at a special meeting
of the commissioners last Thursday
evening, at which several matters were
taken up that had been postponed f rom
the regular meeting earlier in the week.
Plans to leorgani/e the county
planning board were discussed but
t'uilher action was delayed while an
ordinance is being prepared.
1 . Lawrence Stalim, planning director
for the Lumhei River Council of
Governments, met with the board and
agreed to prepare an ordinance based on
one in effect in Scotland County.
Lester said the county had once had a
planning board, but. as lar as he knew,
no ordinance had ever been passed.
A contract for two patrol cars for the
sheriff's department was awarded to
Raeford Auto for the low bid of
S8,3')?.84, including trade-in allowance.
The board also approved SI.346.46
for the puichase of office furniture for
the courthouse annex - the loimer
board of education building.
Five Hoke High Students Charged With Marijuana
Five arrests lor possession of
marijuana were made last Wednesday at
Hoke High after Principal Allen
Edwards became suspicious and called
. Raeford police.
Officer Charles Campbell said Ricky
and David Smith, both 17, of Harmony
Heights Trailei Park, and Steve Horn,
17, of Rt. .1. Raeford, were charged
with misdemeanor possession of
marijuana and later released in the
custody of their parents.
Two I 5-year-old juveniles were also
charged with possession of marijuana
and are scheduled to appear at a juvenile
hearing, Campbell said.
Edwards said no marijuana was
smoked at the school.
More arrests are expected, it was
Police are also investigating a number
of larcenies reported in the city.
James Breeden, Raeford Hotel,
complained someone entered his car
between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Friday, and stole a tape player valued at
$84. The car was left unlocked, police
* Mrs. Helen McAllister, 522 East Sixth
Street, reported her home was broken
into sometime Thursday or Friday and a
portable television worth $275 stolen.
Entry was made by breaking the glass in
. ^a rear door and unlocking ihc door,
^according to the complaint.
^Alfred Clark, 21, Fayetteville. was
arrested by police after a brief chase
Saturday and charged with the theft of
four ladies' billfolds belonging to
employees of B.C. Moore's on Main
Street. Clark was placed under S.'OO
bond with trial set for Jan. 17.
Early Sunday morning the theft of a
soft drink machine from Clark's Gulf
Station on 401 Bypass was discovered.
The loss is listed as $750. Also. Sunday,
an' undetermined amount of
merchandise was removed Irom a
vending machine located at the
1 raveler's Station on 401 Bypass.
11trclt Gardner reported to police
Monday a vending machine at Hugh's
Texaco was tampered with and items
listed at SIO taken.
Also on Monday, hllis R locklcar
complained a newspapet vending
machine worth S2P was stolen from in
Welfare Costs Within Budget
Sharply rising welfare costs are
expected to strain, but not break, the
Ben O. Nihlock, county director of
the department of social services, said
this week, "With luck. I think we'll be
able to stay within the amount we have
To no one's surprise, the number of
applications for aid to families with
dependent children, has risen rapidly in
the last three months. AFDC payments
are the major category of money
Niblock said that as of Jan. 9, there
were 544 persons in the county
receiving AFDC payments. This was an
increase over last year of 105 persons.
However, 91 of the applications were
made since October of last year, with
only 14 additional persons being added
to the AFDC roles during the earlier
nine months of 1974.
A bit of fiscal caution in budgeting
last spring is proving hdplul now in
meeting the unexpected need.
When the county's share of the
AFDO budget was prcpaied, enough
money was allocated to fund a raise in
benefits beginning Julyi. I, Niblock
explained. Instead, the higher payments
did not go into effect until November.
'This gave us a cushion," he said.
Niblock said the county ended the
calendar year having spent S6.000 less
"I think we'll be able to make it
through the year within the budget. It
will depend on how things stabilize and
if unemployment persists."
The rise in applications has strained
the limits of social services personnel,
however. At least one eligibility
specialist is needed to handle increased
applications, Niblock has told
11oni of the Raeford Hotel.
Sheriff's deputies are investigating
several complaints of livestock thefts in
Nellie McBryde, Ri I. Raefoid.
reported she discovered oil Jan. 0 seven
of her hogs were missing from their "pen
on her farm. The hogs were valued at
Glenn W. Griihbs. Ri I. Red Springs,
reported nine hogs valued ai S3-42 were
stolen from a pen containing 15. The
higgei hogs' were left undisturbed,
according to the report
An undetermined number of hogs
weie stolen sometime during the night
of Jan. H from Raelord Livestock. Inc..
Rt. I, Red Spiings. according to a
complaint made by Bill McPhaul
Schools were the target of apparently
hungry thieves over the weekend.
Earl Oxendinc, principal of Upchurch
School, reported someone entered the
building through an open window and
pried off a freezer lock, l ood items
listed at SI87.70 were taken.
Officials at West Hoke School
discovered a forced entry was made and
See AREA INCIDENTS,page 0
Open house at the new county board
of education building will be Sunday
from S ? 7 p.m.
Final Rites Wednesday
For Lacy McFadyen
Masonic funeral scmces lor lacy
Dickson McFadyen were held
Wednesday at .1 p.m. at the Kaeford
Presbyteuan Church. Rev. John Ropp
and Rev. Kelly Wilson officiated. Burial
was made in Raelord Cemetery.
McFadyen. .84, died Tuesday at his
A member of one of the county's
oldest families, he was the son of the
late Fmma Parker and iaitchlin
A retired funeral diieclor. McFadyen
was associated with McDiarnud Funeral
Flome and its successor. Lent/
Mortuary, for over 50 years. He owned
McFadyen Radiator Shop
He was a Mason recently honored with
a life membership. a
Surviving are his wife. Donnie Gainey
McFadyen; two sons. Lauchlin
McFadyen of Raeford. and L. Dickson
McFadyen. Jr.. of Lilhngton; two
sisters. Mrs. I..J. Collins of Colonial
Heights. Va., and Mrs. (.race Bcasly of
Bonnie Doone.N.( .
Lacy Dfckm McFadjrea