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The Hoke County News - Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
VOLUME LXVII NO. 39 RAEFORD. HOKE COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA S5 PER YEAR THURSDAY. JANUARY 30. 1975
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BY SAM C MORRIS
I believe thai mote llu has been
reported this week than last. It is still
not bad enough to be called an
epidemic. Ihe weather is not helping
the situaiion any at this lime of the
week. One day it will he freezing and
the next couple of days the
thermometer will be in Ihe high OOs.
I hope thai the sickness will stop and
that the weather will either remain hot
or cold. Anyway, take every precaution
that you can.
The Hoke High School basketball
team is having a line season, and, at this
writing, is 14-0 for the season.
The pressure of a winning streak is
hard to overcome and sometimes ii
makes you try a little harder, which can
lead to crrots. Not only are the boys
under pressure, but the coach must try
to gel his team up for every game and
must also try to offset this pressure on
Congratulations and keep up the
The first girls' basketball team in a
number of yeais al the high school is
also having a fine year. Congratulations
go to them. loo.
Frank Ciumplci was by the office
recently and had a list of articles that
belonged to the estate of S.M. Gillis.
The list wasdaled March 4, ISXO.
Tile list contained 17 articles and the
total price listed for the articles was
Some of the articles and prices are as
lot of shovels, hoes, etc 35
One cart 2.XS
Bed and bedspread 75
One horse 4.00
lot of chairs 1.00
I don't believe you could huy any of
these articles now for the price of the
* * *
From polls and reports it would seem
thai a majority of the people in this
country would rather have gas rationed
than have the price of gasoline raised.
Of course, the best course of action
cannot be determined until one or ihe
other is tried. Whichever way is put to
the lest will put hardships on most of us
in one way oi another.
I don't know which would be better.
because experts are on both sides in this
issue, bui I will say that to keep ihe gas
lines of lasl year away, we should try
something. If one doesn't work, then
try the other.
Most people want the problem solved
bui as usual, solve ii by cutting other
peoples gas and not mine.
Congratulations to Ashwell Harward
lor being named the Kiwanis Club
"Citizen of the Year". Ashwell is one
that gers the job done when put in the
CITI/I-'N - Ashwell Harward (left) is presented the "Man of the Year" Kiwanis
citizenship award hv the Rev. Jack Mansfield.
For 'Man Of Year'
An engineering study of the slorm
sewer system may smoke up city
drainpipes in the next lew weeks, hut
it's nothing to worry about.
For the next several weeks, personnel
from the sanitation department and
Moore,Gardner and Associates, Inc. will
lie investigaiing the sewer system to
delect storm drain pipes and roof drains
that are connected to the city's sanitary
These connections are undesirable, an
employee of the engineering firm
explained, because during heavy rainfall
they take rainwater from the streets,
parking lots and buildmgs to lire
wastewater treatment plant.
The unnecessary water overloads the
plant and upsets the treatment process,
To detect storm drain connections,
smoke is blown into the sanitary sewer
system. Any smoke leakage from rhe
system serves to indicate pornrs where
storm water can enter.
During the testing, the firm warned
against becoming alarmed al smoke
escaping from roof venjs or drain pipes
See SEWER, page 15
Ashwell Harwaid was honored as the
Kiwanis "Mart of the Year" at the
annual ladies night program held last
Thursday at Southern Pines Country
Harward, personnel manager of
Burlington Dye Plant, was commended
for his civic and teligious contributions
to the community. The Rev. Jack
Mansfield, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, made the presentation.
Haiward has served as vice ? president
of the Raeford - Hoke Chamber of
Commerce and has been a C of C
director for many yeats. He has long
been active in the United Fund Dtive
and is president of the budget
A member of the Booster Club, he
was chosen as Booster of the Year in
1 *>70 and for years was advertising
chairman of the football programs.
A member of the Lions (Tub. whete
he has twice been president. Harward
has had ll> years perfect Lions
He is active in his church, where he
serves as chairman of the boatd of
deacons and as Sunday school
superintendent at First Baplisl Church.
Haiward and his wife. Fleanor Myers
Harward, have two children: Benny, a
graduate of Western Carolina now
employed by the state and Mary Nell,
an Appalachian graduate now teaching
in Winston - Salem.
The Kiwanis jwaid is presented for
outstanding 'contributions to the
community. The "Man of the Year"
does hot have to be a Kiwanian or even,
necessarily, a man. as Miss Josephine
Hall was honored several years ago.
Membership awards were given tor a
total of 1 <v4 yeais of perfect attendance.
Marion Gatlin, with .*1 years; Di.
Julius Jordan with 22 years and Jake
Austin with 21 years attendance all
Others honored for attendance were
Harold Gillis, 12 years; Avery Gonnell
and Benny McLeod. I I years; Frank
Ciumpler and Bill Moses, nine years;
Jim Alt away. Joe Jenkins and Neil I
McDonald, eight years; Bob Childress
and Frnest Sutton, three years; John
Nicholson and William Niven, two yeais;
Bernard Bray, lawrence Bounds.
Vardell Hedgpeth and Younger Snead
J i.. one year.
The awaid for best program of the
year, was presented to Fail H.
Oxendinc. who arianged a talk by
Adolph Dial, of Pembroke. Dial, an
authoi. spoke on the histoiy ol the
Graham Pope, who was president last
year during the club's 50th anniversary
year. was given a plaque for presenting
ail unusual piogram at the annivcrsaiy
Mrs. Pauline McFadyen, in a reading,
related school day experiences.
Guests included Mrs. McFadyen. Mrs.
Annie McNeill, Mr. and Mis. Allen
Fdwards, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blue and
Randy Huggins. The president of the
Hoke High Key Club. George King Jr.
and Mary Margaiet Sawyer were also
Stockpiles Of Food
Wait For A Disaster
C ast1 upon case of food is stored in
Hoke County, ready to he used in an
_ 44.2.>4 pounds of biscuit type
crackers ami I.70K of a rock candy ?
like carbohydrate supplement are
stashed at McCain Hospital, Burlington
and Hoke Cotton Warehouse, waiting to
lie moved to fall - out shelters here.
The supplies were packed In 1064,
during the heyday of civil defense fall ?
out shelters. They were delivered to the
county in 1070 ? 71. First aid and
sanitary kits are included in the stores.
Now that the emphasis on civil
defense has lessened, what good is lhat
mountain of uncaien food tucked away
William T. Niven, county
co-ordinalor of civil preparedness
CHI'.CKINCl - William Niven. county
civil preparedness co-onlinalor, checks
the dates on the cartons of emergency
food stored in the county.
"We have il here ami as long as the
lood is good, (here is no point in
destroying it." he said.
However. Niven said tlteie was little
else that could he done with the food,
should county officials ever decide to
dispose of it.
"We could feed it to the hogs." Niven
The food is not suitable for
distribution to the undernourished 111
the county, he emphasised.
"Some suggestions have been made
on television that this food might be
given out to poor people but that's not
a good idea.
"You could live off these things if
you had to. but they're a last resort.
That's what ihev are designed for. They
aren't any good for. say, supplementing
the local food stamp program, because
they aren't what you'd want to eat."
Niven said the food and other
supplies ate checked every six monihs
by federal inspectors. Deteriorated
supplies are destroyed. However, he
said, the crackers are holding up well.
"There is a rancied odor as soon as
you open the box." he said. "But if the
crackers are left open, that smell goes
away. They can still be eaten as
Several cases were waterdamaged in
storage, he said and were destroyed.
Niven pointed out that the
emergency rations have not cost the
county anything. They were destributed
by the federal government at 110 cost
and storage space has been donated.
"We are very fortunate in that
respect," he said.
The federal government has
discontinued the food stockpiling
program, Niven said, but in an
emergency, food can be taken from
retail stores and the merchants are 10 be
Now the stockpiles are most often
used to send emergency food to disaster
See STOCKPILES, page IS
Youths Given Five Years
In Negotiated Guilty Plea
Tot Killed By Car
A two-ycai-old child was siruck by a
car and killed Tuesday afternoon neai
South Hoke School.
Charles Jacobs died at Scotland
County Hospital. He was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Verzell Jacobs of Rt. I. Red
Highway Patrolman h.W. Coen, who
investigated the accident, said the
drivci. James Donald Russell. 21. of (>05
North Stewart Stieet, did not see the
child until alter the boy had been
While Russell was watching two
youngsteis on tricycles on ilie left side
of the road, lie heaid a thump beneath
his car. Coen said, and assumed he had
hit a dog. He checked his rear-view
minor and saw the child, who had come
from Iris light, sprawled in the road.
lire accident happened about 1:50
The child's death marks the first
traffic fatality of the year in Hoke
Funeral ariangcmenis will he
announced later by Crumpler Funeral
Light Bills Raise Ire
"I can't use any less," she said,
shaking her head. "Not unless I quit
binning any at all."
lhe subject was the soaiing cost of
Mrs. Hlaine Rogers of Raeford gets
her electricity from Carolina Power and
Light Company . In the last lew months,
hei bill has climbed from SI I to more
than S*7.she said.
L.ike most people,she has taken steps
to cut down on usage lately, but said it
"We don't bum lights like we used to.
Now. if there's no one in the room, then
that light isn't on."
The porch light, once left to burr at
night, is cut on only when someone
comes to the door, she said. \
The increase has stretched an already
? verburdencd budget. "I don't know
how we're going to manage." site said.
The Rogers' three-bedroom home is
empiy during ihe day, she said. A water
healer, television and refrigerator are
the major eleetricity users.
"I let the sun shine in the windows
more," Mrs, listella Shaw of Rt. T.
Raef'ord. said. She is also a CP&L
Mrs. Shaw, who lives alone, said her
bill has gone from an average of S4 a
month to ntote than SI 2.
She said she has also cut down on the
length of time the television is lurned
Kenny Chavis of Antioeh. also on
CT'&t., said he has seen his bill climb
from S22 a month three or four months
ago to nearly S40 now, despite
economy measures such as cooking only
one meal a day on the electric stove.
The bill I or lies eight-room house
Sec I K.HI BILLS, naiie I5
Hoke To Get More Money
Hoke County has received an
additional grant lor public service jobs.
County Manager T.B. Lester said
The county will get S52.027 now
instead of the original allotment of
1 ester said response has been good
for the jobs available and that a nutnhei
of applications have been received.
Thirteen jobs were available undei the
original grant with mose of the openings
Ireing lor clerical or janitorial help.
I ester said he did not know yet what
jobs would be created with the
additional money. The funds will be
divided among the city, county and
More Buy Food Stamps
More i ban 20 percent of Hoke
County residents are now receiving food
stamps, Ben Niblock. county director of
the department of social services, said
The number qualifying for food
stamps climbed in the first three weeks
of January by 1 I I new families or 54.X
persons, to make the total for the
This is roughly 22 peiccnt oi the
Niblock said, however, that the
number of persons buying food stamps
will drop ti the proposed regulations go
into effect March I to require food
stamps to cost 30 percent ot the family
Niblock said many single poisons or
couples buying food stamps will only
save SI-S4 undei the new regulations.
This will eliminate many from the
piogram. lie said. Most in ibis category
are elderly persons, according to
Increasing the amount that must be
spent to buy food stamps will probably
save considerable money, Niblock said,
but he feels ilie move is unwise.
"The use o! food stamps frees an
extra amount of money that can go into
the economy in other ways, like paying
utility bills or the cai note 01 buying
something," he said.
Cases scheduled lor irial Monday in
the term of Superior Court were quickly
disposed of through plea bargaining, and
presidtng Judge Jartrcs 11. Pou Bailey
congratulated one attorney for "striking
a very good baigain".
A 15-year-old and two 10-year-olds
charged as adults for aitempted rape
and kidnapping in connection with a
December, 1975, abduction of two
14-year-old Raeford girls, were
sentenced to five years in prison in a
James A. McCrowe. Ricky McMillian,
and Charles Bullard were sentenced as
youthful offenders after Judge Pou
Bailey gave his approval to an agreement
worked otJt between defense attorney
Philip Diehl and District Attorney E.W.
(Ed) (irannis, Jr. The kidnapping
charges were dropped.
The youths, who have remained in
custody over a year while Diehl
attempted to have their juvenile status
restored through a series of appeals,
could have received I 5 years in prison.
Diehl said after the proceedings the
three could be paroled as early as
mid-March, since much of the time
spent awaiting trial is counted.
The attorney also said a ruling is
pending from federal court which could
overturn their convictions and return
the case to a juvenile court.
In another negotiated plea, a
16-year-old admitted housebreaker was
termed "a one-man crime wave"- by
Judge Bailey and sentenced to 15-20
years in prison.
Roosevelt Woods. Rt. 5. Red Springs,
pleaded guilty to two counts of
felonious larceny, breaking and
entering, and receiving stolen goods.
The state agreed to drop a fifth charge
of breaking and entering.
Woods was named in connection with
the Dec. 2K burglary at the home of
county commissioner James A. Hunt.
All but S200 taken in the break-in was
Woods, who has juvenile record for
breaking and entering and larceny, was
sentenced to ten years in prison on one
count and received a 5-10 year term on
the other three.
A young Florida couple arrested last
August in connection with the seizure
of nearly 25 pounds of marijuana were
given suspended one year sentences and
placed on probation three years in a
James M. Falscroft. 21. and his wife.
Shannon, 25. were former Raeford area
residents. The state dropped a second
charge of misdemeanor possession of
cocaine pending against Falscroft, but
Assistant District Attorney Duncan
McFayden argued unsuccessfully for an
active jail term.
Observing that the defendant "looks
like lie's doing life on the installment
plan". Judge Bailey sentenced a young
lather- to 12-15 years for his
involvement in six felonies.
Billy R Uocklear. 23. pleaded guilty
to three counts of breaking and entering
and larceny and three counts of
receiving, locklear's attorney. Warren
Bate, requested a work release
See YOU I HS. page 15
TRAdhiDY STRIKES TWICI' - The charred ruins of trailers burned in hw separate fires stand side by side in Bowmorc
Samuel dates esi apcd the devastation ,>J his first trailer sometime last year, hut died early Saturday morning in the fire that
destroyed his second home