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MARTY VEGA Reporter
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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1975
As We See It...
By Laurie Telfair
Things like this don't affect the general public very much, but
around newspapers a misplaced vowel or extra consonant can cause
Take the case of the extra "i" in Kathy McMillan's name. When a
name is in the news as much as that one is, reporters and editors ought
to learn to spell it, right?
Now, McMillan is spelled two ways around here: McMillan and
McMillian. And according to the telephone directory, Kathy's family
spells their last name McMillian. So The News-Journal spelled it that
way for some months. After all, if you can't trust the phone book, who
can you trust?
But according to Kathy's sister, the family surname is spelled with
only one "i". Thus, somewhat belatedly, The N-J dropped the extra
vowel and adopted the more common, and we hope correct spelling.
But every once in awhile we note that some other area newspaper
will stick a second i behind the l's in Kathy's name, probably on the
assumption that her hometown newspaper knew how to spell McMillan.
The Hoke High baseball team ended a fine season with the
conference title and Hoke players dominated the all-conference list.
Congratulations to coach and players for a job well done this year.
All in all, it has been a most successful season for high school
athletes, with championship teams in basketball, track and baseball and
respectable records racked up by the otheT teams.
It's always nice to be a winner. But in the long run, the youngsters
will reap other benefits from Hoke's athletic program than just being on
a winning team.
Browsing in the files
of The News-Journal
25 years ago
Thursday, May 18,19S0
Good work by the Raeford Fire
Department with their new equipment
saved the home of Mrs. W.F. Walters
from being completely destroyed by fire
of unknown origin last Saturday
morning, although the property loss is
almost total when the water damage is
added to that of the blaze.
Mrs. Jennie McDiarmid McFadyen,
wife of the late Archibald Buie
McFadyen, and one of the community's
oldest and best loved women, passed
away on Thursday night, May 11, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. H.C.
Roberts, here, after a brief illness.
G.B. Rowland, chairman of the
county board of elections, had heard
from registrars in all the county's 10
precincts but Blue Springs yesterday
regarding the new registration for voters
in the county which ended Saturday. In
the nine reported a total of 2349 voters
From Poole's Medley:
Riches are acquired by the
production of things essential to the
comfort and support of humanity.
Money is not riches - it's a
representative of riches.
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JJJ. Conoly, who has been a
merchant here for many years and a
mayor, suffered a stroke at his
Sunday night and is reported to
be seriously ill, although he was
reported to be slightly improved
15 years ago
Thursday, May 19, 1960
A slack up in the rain of the past
week allowed the May Day exercises to
be completed in fine style on Tuesday
All telephone numbers in Raeford are
scheduled to change Sept. 18, 1960,
from the present numbering system to a
new nationwide numbering system in
which telephone numbers will be
comprised of seven numerals.
New chamber officers are J.D.
McMillian, president, W.C. Phillips, vice
- president, Harvey Warlick, secretary,
and William L. Moses, treasurer.
Terry Sanford, candidate for
Governor of North Carolina, stopped by
the J.W. McLauchlin school Wednesday
morning for visit with Miss Mayme
McKeithan, who was his teacher in the
seventh grade in Laurinburg.
George Parks, Hoke County native
with many years experience in the
grocery business announces in this issue
that he has purchased Culbreth Grocery,
at the corner of Harris Avenue and
Bethel road, from the heirs of the late
Robert L. Tickle, son of Mrs. Nannie
C. Tickle of McCain, has been awarded
an assistantdlip in Economics and
Budness valued at $350.
The senior class from Hoke High
school towed the Raeford Plant of
Barhajtoa Industries yesterday
'Peek in, Henry! If it isn't loaded you're still in business'
I by Marty V09a
I Baseball Readers Missed
With so many major sports events in
the past week, including all the big news
from the back from the grave WFL,
baseball has been shoved to the back of
the sports section and a lot of stories
have been missed by the readers.
This really burned Homer Owlblow,
president of the International
Congress-Baseball Leagues" Educational
Association of Teams (1C-BLEAT).
Owlblow, who has been a real worker as
chief of IC-BLEAT, is known
affectionately by his nickname 'Lefty'
around the parks, and is a higrly
regarded spokesman for the sport.
Lefty acquired his nickname years
ago in a humorous incident old timers
still chuckle about at Brooklyn's polo
grounds. A light shower interrupted a
Dodgers-White Sox twilight
doubleheader and tire groundskeepers
rolled Owlblow rigit into the tarp. His
right arm was permanently mangled
According to something I saw on
television the other night, later
confirmed by the newspapers - I always
wait to make sure - New York City is
almost financially busted.
It takes a bilhon dollars a month to
run the city, that much revenue isn't
coming in, and if the Federal
government doesn't lend or give -
generally it's the same thing - the city a
billion and a half dollars right away the
city won't be able to pay its bills.
The more you think about this the
more it makes you scratch your head
New York, we've been led to believe, is
the intellectual, financial and talent
center of the United States. It has all
the big financial houses. Wall Street the
stock exchanges, the capital. It has most
of the big publishing firms, television
networks, the national magazines, the
editors, the art museums, the big
writers. In short, it's supposed to have
almost a monopoly on the brains of the
Yet it can't pay its bills.
This is ridiculous, 1 told myself. Then
I got to thinking. Sure, New York has a
lot of brains - not all the brains, even if
it thinks it has - but they may not
necessarily be in charge of the city.
I mean, stop and think, how many
cities and towns can you name, not
counting Raeford of course, ' that
invariably elect the smartest men to run
the place? How many state legislatures
are there that represent the top brains
of that state? How many Governors
how many Presidents ... but wait a
minute, this narrows it down too
uncomfortably, you're not going to
catch me in that kind of a corner.
In other words, sometimes there
seems to be a marked difference
between the people's brains and the
people's government, and numerous
remedies have been suggested over the
years. The most often stated one is that
public office doesn't attract the top
brains because they can earn more in
private works, and politicians are
therefore always saying that if you'll
raise the salary of office youll get a
better quality of office-holder.
The only trouble with this is that
when we raise the salaries, the same
people turn up running again for the
On the other hand, there art those
who say people get about as good a
government at they can produce, that if
the people who complain the most
about their government were in charge
of it, things would be about like they
are now. Don't aalt me the answer
when he lost hU grasp on a near empty
16 oz. Schaeffer beer can.
1,?1ves '? reminisce about those
good old days before seamless
aluminum cans, but his face grows
^fetShWl!lenaan?b0dy sugges,s hiterest
in baseball is declining.
"It just isn't so, attendance will hit a
5J5? u" -?
My prediction will prove correct
nf h^?thCan'? ClptUre lhe exd'emeni
ot being there m the stands, catching all
the action . 8
"You mean catching a cup of ice on
your head from a fan in the upper deck''
There is little danger of that in your
own living room".
?/i<Y.eah' but look 31 what you've got
to listen to now. They can't just show
^ h8TVnym0re' they've come up
^micks/ Who do
they think they're fooling by claiming
to broadcast the comments of the third
base roaches by wiring them with
. "i-You ?ean we're not really getting
to hear the actual voice of the coach
encouraging his players?**
"Ha! They're editing out all his
encouragement' and dubbing in
something fit for broadcast".
"Hmm. That makes sense. Did you
rH w they did "iih ?he
Cincinnati-Montreal game Saturday'
They switched to the park announcer
for most of the third inning to give the
reTrnri CW|erS T? reaii3m and somt
real cultural enrichment."
"Yeah, some nitwit thought the fans
would enjoy hearing it in French You
know any baseball fans looking for
I '!Naw-you know most fans are just
looking for the restrooms, the older
aren't laid out so good".
"Well, that's all going to change. A
lot of new parks will be going up to
TCBLA''" the IGBLA exP^a?" "
1 ''Haven^y?u heard? The new league
Inter Global Baseball League
Association. They're signing up
franchises everyday. This is goini to b?
tohit baseball "
Who's been signed?"
Well, actually, nobody yet, in fact
there are no teams. But if they keep
announcing that there are Tranches
open m the league, it'll build up a lot of
?.YeaJ1' may 1,8 c?ming out to
open a fast food chain".
JS? who's going to be in the league'"
The rLVCid0!i><2ne biggies' 1 heard
u 9 r. nd Patriots, Bakersfleld
Hounds, Dakota Badplane, Vermont
"kanoes, Michigan Polecats "
Polecats playing the Tigers?"
You bet. These Polecats are getting
VeH'irnn'Jgh ve,frlni in their roster,
vety impressive sluggers."
Martin's amp?""'" C?mi"g ?Ve' fr?m
drifTa} ri?? I?""!"8 from Ae ?econd
wW u, Dearborn assembly plant
^^ l4id off- That'll be a
^?H? ?P your eyes on."
"Ill remember that. Will the new
C K 'he fre8 agent draft?"
be priced* reason^ .^d
four popular brands tasted dfcaurtina
nniL fI. t' a?Up' *** wen
undeddad, and 3% had no opinion."
10 oaat boar tf*t la
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People & Issues
?n^0THER AGENCY - Before
WaA??? lanother "P*' ???ncy in
Washington bureaucracy to work for the
amwme^ we believe Senator Robert
fre?f> Oom the Tar Heel tcene,
woidd have been rmart to have bent his
efforts in the direction in abolishing one
or more of the numerous consumer
Jgendes already establhhed to protect
Already we have the office of
C<wsumer Affairs, foe Consumer
SSuc,tV Saf^ Commission, the
Federal Trade Commission and we are
of rhJT1! ? 0lher consumer agencies
of the Federal government.
We suggest that before final vote on
this new federal agency for consumer
advocacy, that Senator Morgan who
supported it last week in the Senate,
add an amendment cutting the'
appropriation to one or more of the
present consumer sgencies to the extent
mat appropriations are voted to operate
this new federal agency.
If we are ever going to halt Federal
.V,art should m?de in
eliminating old ones as new ones are
ATTACKING ECU MED SCHOOL -
note mat some of the "old guard"
who have been opposing the ECU Med
school in recent months and years are
mtping again at the much - needed
medical school at East Carolina
University. They are saying that the
tLU medical school appropriation is
being made at the expense of raisins
tuition for students at State institutions
ot higher learning. It could be just as
easily said that most any other state
program was being financed at the cost
of raising the tuition for students at
state institutions of higher learning.
It seems that some of the people who
have medical care at their beck and call
are completely out of tune with the
need of other people who find it
exceedingly hard to get medical service
when sick and in pain.
It is unconcern of this nature which is
leading people to turn to socialized
medicine which many of the doctors say
?hey are against.
DISCIPLINE - One of the greatest
Tt f il" H?' pubUc ?choolt today
?ha .!? * "V f-m
W khTrf A bef?re lon? hair a"d
debut ' Wtar made ,heir
of R,f?Ake.Coifnty Under me leadership
IfotoHhh **lo"8fme Pnn^al of the
Moke High School, longhair and shoddy
rtI!fSuWlre/?0t toler,,ed- Now we note
that Hoke County High School officials
are being sued by a student for having
been suspended "several times" for
having hair longer than regulations
to? government-run Army and
other Military services there are
regulations for hair style and dress -
wear. This is "dress discipline" and
many people no doubt will feel that it is
not out-of-place in the public schools
But, we suspect the liberal courts will
OUR MAYAGUEZ SHIP - President
Fords handling of the Cambodian
piracy act in taking into custody the
Mayaguez and her crew will be
applauded by a great majority of
Americans. The manner in which
President Ford responded in this
international crisis was watched keenly
by millions of citizens. Gerald Ford who
many felt might come up lacking in
such an explosive incident came through
in the finest manner possible. He was
not "trigger happy." He tried to resolve
the matter througi diplomacy, by
demanding the release of the merchant
ship and her American crew. When this
accomplished nothing he did the only
honorable thing left ? moved in with our
It is tragic that the action cost us
lives, but the overall national objectives
were accomplished, and it is to mis end
that our armed forces are dedicated.
The rescue of the drip and crew is. in
itself heartening. But an added dividend
is the overwhelming national response
of enthusiasm and uplifted morale.
No doubt but that the manner in
which Ford handled the crisis will add
points for the Preadent In his national
ATLANTA - Last week 1 was In'
Atlanta for a few days attending a
convention of community colleges and
technical institute trustees. Atlanta, like
most big cities, is expanding, but (
decaying down-town. On the famed
Peachtree street many buildings are
unoccupied. But still in the down-town
section skyscrapers dot the skyline with
the highest hotel in the world under
construction. Frankly, we feel we have
too much land to merit the unusually
tall buildings which are largely
responsible for the downtown
This is a letter to the Editor. I do
hope you will see fit to publish it.
1 would much rather have addressed
it to the lawyer who made the
statement but since 1 do not know
where he is from I hope maybe he will
see a copy of the paper.
I was very angry when I read the
article concerning the law suit that a
young man and his family have seen fit
to bring against the county school
The wav I see it the issue is not the
length of the boy's hair but the fact HE
does not want to follow a set of rules.
I have two children who graduated
from Hoke Hif^i School, in the
"boondocks" during this period of
"anachronism" he referred to and both
of them had and still have a great deal
of pride in the fact they were always
recognized as being from Hoke County
1 feel that they also learned through
this dress code the fact that LIFE has a
set of rules to live by and I say thank
goodness they graduated from a school
that has never had to close its doors for
a single day due to student problems.
In closing 1 would add that I wish Mr.
Glusman would come to the
"BOONDOCKS" and take a good look
then go and compare it to his
hometown. Yes, HOKE COUNTY is a
place in America., and 1 sure hate to
hear outsiders knock it.
Marie W. Warner
by Senator Robert Morgan
When the Communist government of
Cambodia fired upon and then captured
a cargo ship flying the American Flag on
May 12, 1975,1 immediately dispatched
a letter to the President urging that he
take the necessary steps to recover it.
This hostile action, taken in
international waters by the Cambodian
government, was nothing leu than an
act of piracy. And if we are to bow to
arch acts without taking necessary
remedial measures, then we have lost all
of the stature among nations that we
have long poMessed.
I felt that after our withdrawal from
Vietnam and the overthrow of that
country and Cambodia, diet it would
not be long until unfriendly nations
tested our will and our resection. It
came sooner than I expected.
The foreign policy setbacks that we
have undergone recently hi Southeast
ne in Cambodia
And if our reaction had been anything
other than a determination to recover
our people and the American-owned
ship, then we would have reached a
nadir in our international standing. We
can all be sure that other Communist
nations watched closely to see our
reaction and if it had not been a positive
one, then we could have expected other
abuses on other fronts.
I do not want us to get into another
atuation similar to the one we have just
left in Vietnam: I do not believe the
American people would support another
long, drawn out land war in Asia and In
view of what went on before, 1 do not
believe it would be productive.
But neither do I believe that the
American people want to go throuMt
another "Pueblo" episode, as we did
several years ago when the North
Korean government seized one of our
rftips and its crew.
This year we are oelebrating our
300th anniversary as a liberated nation.
We can only keep that Mm* %