Having fun is serious business.
Consider, for a moment, a bit of
information I found tucked away in
a U.S. Department of Agriculture
news release sent out a year or so
"Americans," and I'm quoting
directly, "now spend more on
recreation activities than the nat
ional outlay for new housing: more
than the total of all corporate
profits; more than the aggregate
income of the nation's farms, and
more than is spent on national
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complained to police a box of
chickens worth $36 was stolen
sometime Saturday morning.
Billy Norton, 505 E. Fifth Ave.,
reported a tape player was stolen
from his car sometime last
Wednesday night or early Thursday.
The loss is listed as $30.
Walter Barefoot, Jr., 504 E. Fifth
St., complained to police two tires
and wheels were stolen off his car
left in his driveway between 11 P.M.
last Wednesday night and 7:30 A.M.
Thu^day night. The loss is listed at
In incidents reoorted to county
law enforcement, Peggy Joyce
Tltompson, of Green Pines Trailer
Park, Raeford, reported that
someone took a wash pot from her
yard sometime between 6:30 P.M.
and 6:30 A.M. Wednesday, Dec. 10.
The pot was valued at $20.
E.L. Simmons, Rt. 3, Raeford,
oomplained that someone took his
wash pot from his house sometime
Wednesday, Dec. 10. The wash pot
was valued at S40.
Betty Young, P.O. Box 726,
Raeford, reported that someone
broke into her trailer house
sometime between 3:30 P.M. and
7:30 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 11, and
took a television and a stereo valued
Grady F. Harden, of Rt. 2,
Raeford, complained that someone
took an audiovox and a FM
converter from his car while it was
parked in his yard sometime
Wednesday, Dec. 10. They were
valued at $28.
Marvin Bullard, Rt. I, Aberdeen,
reported that sometime between
Saturday, Dec. 13, and Monday, Dec.
15, someone took gas and batteries
from a John Deere 45 Combine at
the Dickie Bullard Farm in Red
Springs. The gas and batteries were
valued at $56.
Tina Henderson, P.O. Box 482,
?Raeford, reported that someone
broke into her house sometime
between Monday. Dec. 8, and
Saturday, Dec. 13, and took a
refrigerator valued at $500 and
someone took a propane gas tank
from her yard sometime Monday,
Dec. 15. No value was given for the
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your EMT (emergency medical
training) people, that kind of
manpower pool, all in one place."
Bernstein said the federal gov
ernment is expected to allocate
even more funds for its physician
placement program in rurar com
munities, but Raeford physician
R.G. Townsend cautioned the
group that there was a "match-up"
"Somebody from Nebraska may
not like Raeford", Townsend said.
He explained that matching the
needs of a particular locality with
the needs of the physician has been
a continuing problem.
One spectator asked what role
the city council and county com
missioners should take in health
care needs, and Bernstein indicated
a committee to "sift needs and
make recommendations" would be
"Get their full support for your
recruitment", he said.
Referring to the application for
th# National Health Service physi
cian. he said the communities who
are most vigorous in their support
stand the best chance of receiving
"The ones who have a strong
committee, and write a lot of
letters, when the site visit is made
(to confirm the information in
application), it is important to
show that the whole community is
behind it. Also, that the physicians
here are supporting it. That's what
gives you high priority", Bernstein
He discouraged any application
submitted by a local health de
partment. and agreed the Chamber
of Commerce, or other non-public
health organization, should be in
charge of the application.
"My recommendation is, word it
that there are public health facili
ties available, if the physician is
interested in that, but it would not
be good to be coining from the
health department", he warned.
The city council and county
commissioners were invited to
attend the meeting. Mayor John K.
McNeill, jr., and councilman
i Crawford Thomas, Jr. were in the
kawBence. Other* were reportedly
pput of town and unable to attend.
This is followed by a second
statement equally staggering. "It's
estimated, reports U.S.D.A..
"that the leisure time and recre
ation boom thrust $105 billion into
the U.S. economy in 1972, and the
figures may well double during the
It seems somehow appropriate to
bring this up before Christmas
because ? if nothing else - it gives us
an idea where all the money went
that we need right now.
There are several things about
this U.S.D.A. report which invite
analysis. For one thing, it is fairly
obvious that the use of the word
"recreation" is all-encompassing.
That is, these figures reflect not
only the amount of cash you and I
spent on fishing plugs and shotgun
shells, but also the money spent for
gas, clothing and everything else
connected with our pursuit of
Also, while money spent for
"recreation" no doubt includes
everything from ping pong paddles
and checker sets to movie tickets
and television sets, it is interesting
to note that the boom in recreation
comes at a time when many
Americans are moving outside to
enjoy life. Hiking, camping, fishing
hunting, swimming, skiing, boat
ing, summer homes and all the
other related forms of1 outdoor
recreation comprise a large part of
the total recreational outlay. It is
no accident that Winnebago (they
make those expensive motor camp
ers and homes) was the hottest
stock in the country until fairly
While many industries have suf
fered during the recent economic
slump, most of the businesses
which offer outdoor recreational
products have done very well.
(Motor camper producers are an
exception because of the gas short
I suspect this boom may be the
result of several things, not the
least of which is the new environ
mental awareness during the past
decade. Partly, it may be nostalgia
for our earlier heritage - a sort of
bicentennial back to nature. Also,
there has been increased leisure
time. These and other factors have
made recreation - and especially
outdoor recreation - an increasingly
important part of American life.
I don't agree with those who say
that this foretells moral decay or a
general shirking of responsibilities,
although I must admit that I've
heard some arguments along that
line. Instead. I lean towards the
notion that people have learned - or
are learning - that recreation is not
only fun. it also plays a vital role in
both good health and productive
work. We can now enjoy life
without feeling guilty about it.
Regardless of your opinion on
this point, I think it is clear that we
must consider the impact that
recreation is having on our natural
resources, and plan carefully for
the future to avoid a crunch.
Sixteen people can't play ping
pong on the same table, and yet a
similar situation could exist on our
increasingly crowded public out
door recreation areas.
This is one reason why the
Wildlife Resources Commission
has recently taken steps to increase
the amount of public Game Lands
from some 700,000 acres to nearly
two million acres, managed for
hunting and fishing in North
Carolina. It is why I believe we
must all work diligently to expand
National and State parks, and take
steps to insure that other areas are
provided for various types of public
Deaths And Funerals
Funeral services for Resident
Superior Court Judge Coy H.
Brewer were held Sunday at J P.M.
at the First Baptist Church in
Fayetteville. Burial was in La
Fayette Memorial Park.
Brewer. 60. died Friday night at
Cape Fear Valley Hospital follow
ing a second heart attack.
Brewer was appointed resident
Superior Court Judge for the
Cumberland-Hoke district in 1967
and was elected in 1968 and
re-elected in 1974. serving until his
A native of Wake County, he was
a graduate of Wingate College and
received his J.D. degree from Wake
Forest Law School.
Surviving are his wife, the former
Anna Elizabeth Powell of Wallace:
three sons. Coy E. Brewer, Jr.. and
Christopher P. Brewer of Fayette
ville and T. Brewer of the home;
two sisters. Miss Grace Brewer of
Holly Springs and Mrs. Cecil
Johnson of Princeton; five brothers.
Elmer Brewer and Ernie Brewer of
Holly Springs. Wray Brewer of
Zebulon. Harold Brewer of Raleigh
and Roy Brewer of Baltimore. Md.
Carl Garrison, age 82. died Dec.
8 in Burlington.
Among the survivors are a
daughter, Mrs. Helen Rhodes,
formerly of Raeford. and a son.
Rev. )ohn D. Garrison of Burling
FOR SALE: Oil heater and drum,
excellent buy. Call 875-2194 or
875-3781 after 5.
FOR SALE: T.H.C. tiller plow and
27 inch disk, power lift, good rubber
wheels, only plowed 100 acres, been
under shelter. Price S400.00.
Clarence Lvtch 203 Elwood Ave.,
Raeford, N.C. Phone 875-3782.
HOUSE FOR SALE. 2 bedroom
house on 1st Ave. Has fireplace, floor
furnace, ceramic bath, fenced in back
yard. Call 843-4518.
FOR SALE: Baby stroller with
canopy SI 0.00, good condition.
73 COMET G.T. - 3 speed trans.,
small V-8, new tires, excellent
condition. Good buy at SI,995.00
1969 - Ford 2 dr.. Hard Top auto
trans, air shocks, Call 875-5614.
Read John 12:20-26
A little child shall lead them
Joan was riding in the car with
her father. After a time the young
child looked up into her father's
face and said quietly. "Daddy, is it
all right to talk about Jesus?"
Her father, surprised momen
tarily by this question from his little
daughter, answered, "Why yes,
Joan, it's all right to talk about
There was silence for a time; and
then the little daughter said with
assurance and finality in her voice,
"Well, then, let's talk about
As Christians we talk about
many things in a day: the weather,
politics, sports, the cost of food.
Today, let s talk about Jesus:
-His redeeming love;
-His gift of salvation and peace;
-His life. His teachings. His
-His compassion for all persons.
It is so easy to talk about many
lesser matters; but let us seek more
often to think about our Lord, who
came to bring life, love, and peace
to all persons everywhere.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank
You for Your infinite kindness.
Enable us daily to think of You,
speak of You, and demonstrate to
others. Your concern for their lives.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
True thoughts and sincere words
about Jesus are always a blessing,
-copvright -THE UPPER ROOM
-David B. Achterkirch,
Armv Spec. 4 John W. McNeill
Jr.. 22. whose wife Doris lives on
Route 1, Shannon, also recently
participated in Exercise RF
Spec. McNeill is regularly as
signed as a team leader in Com
pany C. 1st Battalion. 7th Infantry
of the 3rd Infantrv Division in
Spec. McNeill is a 1971 graduate
of Hoke County High School.
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be paid tor In advance unlets
you have an established ad
vertising account. Tbe ad
vertising deadline Is 5 p.m.
each Tuesday. If you plan to
call In jour ad, please call in
advance so we can receive
payment In the mall by
Wedding receptions and luncheons.
Call Pat Goza, 875-2926.
REWARD OFFERED for lost, 2
pointer puppies, 10 weeks old, if
found call Smith Mclnnis, 875-3742.
FOR SALE: Girl's 20" bike, good
cond., S20, Call 8754840 after 3
FOR SALE: 11 hundred lb. black
mule, sound, fat, age 12 years, work
any place, very scarce, no more being
raised. Clarence Lytch, Raeford.
FOR SALE: 1975 Monza S. Coupe,
automatic. Am radio, power steer
ing, rear speakers 5,000, 4 cyl.
5,000 or 5 yrs more warranty left.
Over 30 MPG. Contact 875-4798 or
FIREWOOD: Same kind quality and
price. Larry Upchurch, 875-2976.
FOR RENT: Trailer, LaFayette
Woods Mobile Home Park. No
children, no pets. 875-3283
LAND 4.6 acres w/1974 double wide
mobile home. Must take best offer of
equity and assume existing mortgage.
MOBILE HOME 1974 double wide -
4 bedroom, completely carpeted,
total electric, 4 ton central air. Must
take best offer of equity and assume
existing mortgage of 140. mo. -
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our heartfelt
appreciation for the many acts of
kindness, cards, food, floral offerings
and also prayers during the death of
our wife and mother, Mrs. Lizzie
Barefoot. James T. Barefoot and
FOR RENT: 4 room house with
bath, 4 miles north of Raeford at
Five Points community. $60 per
month. Call A. R. Chambers.
FOR SALE. 1974 Mustang II V6.air
conditioned, automatic transmission,
etc., driven 15,000 miles or less. Price
S3600. This is practically new car.
Neill L. McFadyen.
CEDAR CHRISTMAS TREES,
choice. $5.00. In front of Arabia
Golf Course. Phone 875-2622.
HOME Improvements and Building
Service. Phone 843-3672 if no
answer, call after 4:00.
HOMES FOR SALE: $300.00 down
payment. No closing cost. Monthly
payments up to 30 years. Carson
Davis, Jr., 501 Harris Ave.,
See us now for that used car you
have been thinking about for
Christmas. Quality Motors. Harris
Now is a good time to fill your
freezer with good inexpensive beef.
Call Neill L. McFadyen. 875-2279
CAKE DECORATING: Special
occasion cakes, Raggedy Ann and
Raggedy Andy birthday cakes, and
also petit fours. CaU 8754087. TFC
HOUSE FOR RENT: New three
bedrooms, central air conditioning
and gas heat, dishwasher and
range. Pilot Equities Inc.. 502
Harris Ave.. Raeford, N.C. 875
CLEAN rugs, like new, so easy to
do with Blue Lustre. Rent Electric
shampooer. Raeford Hardware
Why wait for Septic Tank troubles, get
Roebic K 37 and K 57 each year. "It
really works." K 77 kills roots. Money
back guarantee. Raeford Hardware and
FOR SALE: Residential lots, city
water and sewer, financial terms can
be arranged. Contact Younger Snead,
Jr., at Hoke Auto Co. Phone 875-3363
between 7:30 a.m. and S:30 p.m.
NEW AND USED clothes for sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Granford Woods -
875-5007, Rt. 1, Lumber Bridge.
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TUNEUPS - BRAKES
Special Rates For Christmas
Hill Crest Area
Tel. 875 5502
ALL HARDWOOD - CUSTOM CUT
DELIVERED & PLACED
JOE HOLT ? 875-4261
AFTER 5:00 p.m.
Cameron and Oldham
(Ron Cameron & Jerry Oldham)
Houri: 8 a.m. ? 6 p.m. WMkdayi
8 a.m. ? 4 p.m. Saturdays
PORTABLE WELDING - HELI ARC
on Hwy. 20 naar Oakdala Gin
Sat. Jan. 3rd
at 7 p.m.
Wc Wish You And Yours A Safe
And Happy Christmas
The Gang at the Auction Barn
401 N. By-Pan lic. no.628
NEW TIRES and RECAPPING
PHONE 875 2079
114 RACKET ALLEY
& STEWART STREET
Color T.V. Service
Home service calls repairs made
in home when possible.
One day service when possible.
Call 875-2578; if no ans. -
875-2366 till 9:00 p.m. G.E.
Warranty Service - all makes
& WELDING REPAIRS
87 5 4 633 RAEFORD, N. C.
To Buy Pine Timber. We
Pay Top Dollar.
ROBERT K. CURRIE
Aftar 6 Mon. thru Friday
All Day Sat. & Sun.
Raeford, N. C.
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
RT.2 BOX 399
RAEFORD, N. C.
PROMPT. EFFICIENT SERVICE
State License No 4807-L
EARL CHASON, Prop.
Carolina Turf Co.
Ready Mixed Concrete
Phone 8754025 - 875-4986
REPAIRS & REMODELING
PHONE 875 2720
AFTER 5 P.M.
Special Tune-Ups *
8 Cyclinder - $19.95 ?
Ratistor Plugs ? S2.00 Mori *
MINOR AND MAJOR REPAIRS I
Notary Public - State Inspection ;
C.O. Collins - Owner Operator ?
640 W. Prospect Ave. Phone 875-4667 ?
Raeford, N.C. [
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