The N.C. State Motor Club
estimated that approximately 32
persons will die in traffic accidents
during the Christmas and New
Year's holidays, according to
Thomas B. Watkins, chairman of
the statewide organization.
"But there is a bright spot,"
Watkins said. "Though eleven
months of 1975, fatalities are the
lowest in ten years. That gives us
encouragement that drivers are
becoming more alert and safety
Through November, the North
Carolina death toll stands at 1334.
A year ago at that time, 1446
persons had been killed.
The state will count its fatalities
during two 102-hour periods be
ginning at 6 P.M. on the eve of
each holiday and lasting until
midnight on the Sunday after
wards. Last year. 15 persons lost
their lives during two 30-hour
"As always traffic will be heavy
and the weather could be in
clement," Watkins said. "There
fore, we recommend that holiday
drivers be extra careful and not
take needless chances."
CONCT.RT-The Vpchurch School Chorus performed Thursday night in the Christinas concert.
Upchurch Choruses Held Christmas Concert
The seventh and eighth grade
.horuses of llpchurch School
presented a Christmas Concert Dec.
18 at the Upchurch auditorium.
Christmas spirit filled the air as the
seventh grade chorus began with such
selections as "Rudolph the
fed-nosed Reindeer," "Sing We Now
of Christmas." and "Up On the
The eighth grade chorus followed
with "While By My Sheep." "The
Great Noel." and "The Christ mas
Song." The program ended as the
other two choruses combined and
concluded with "Joy To the World,"
Featured as soloists were Bob
Townsend and Denise Walters. The
accompanists for the two groups
were Melinda Quick and Wendy
Mansfield. Both choruses are under
the direction of Mrs. Linda Huff.
BETA CLUB-Newlv installed BETA club members pose with advisor Steve Chason (standing). Left to right are shown
vice-president Mary Dees, treasurer, Robin Oxendine, old member Kay la Bryant, new member Oiauncy Graham. (Not
pictured are president Wendy Mansfield and secretary Grenda Graham. I
Unchurch Beta Club Initiates
The Beta Club of Upchurch
School held an initiation service lor
new members Thursday. Dec. 18 at
1 I a.m. in the auditorium.
Seventy four new members were
inducted into the club, as old
members and parents of new
members witnessed the occasion.
Steve Chason, co-sponsor ol the
Beta Club, presided ovei the service
and welcomed parents and visitors.
Officers of the club are Wendy
Mansfield, president. Mars Dees,
vice-president. Brenda Graham,
secretary; and Robin Oxendme.
Kayla Bryant, representing the old
members, challenged new members
to become better citi/ens of the
school and community. Chaunccy
Graham, representing the new
members, accepted the challenge.
New members repeated the Beta
Club pledge and the service ended
with remarks from Karl Oxendine.
A scholastic average of *10 or
above for the first part of the school
year is required for membership in
the Beta Club.
West Hoke Yule Concert Held
The West Hoke School elementary
chorus of fourth and fifth graders
presented its Christmas concert
Tuesday. Dec. I 0 in the cafeteria.
Under the direction of Katln
Davis, the chorus performed "Row,
Rove. Row Your Boat." "Sweetly
Sings the Donkey." "hrie Canal."
"Joy To The World." "Rise Up.
Shepherds. And Follow." "What
Child Is This?." "Rudolph The
Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "We Wish
You A Merry Christinas."
Featured soloists were John
Williams, Ruby Breeden, Brcnda
Ayers, Tahatha Bridges. Pam Clark,
and Jerome Joy.
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Mrs. Joe Gulledge is spending the
holidays in Greenville. S.C.. with
her son and family. Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Gulledge Jr. and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sample and
family of Galax. Va.. and Mr. and
Mrs. Mike Pegram and children of
Rock Hill, S.C., will arrive Friday
to spend the weekend with Mr. and
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Holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E.J. Hart Jr. are Mr. and Mrs. E.J.
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trainng September 1975 at Ft.
Pvt. Thomas is a 1975 graduate
of Hoke County High School.
City Taxes $6,000
From Telephone Co.
1975 city tax bill here amounted to
$6,022.79, according to company
J.C. Johnson, district com
mercial manager, said that the
company's total tax bill within
Hoke County, including county
taxes is $26,792.96. These pay
ments covered ad valorem taxes on
the company's property.
The company's continuing in
crease of investment in buildings,
equipment, and outside plant facil
ities contributed to increased taxes
County and municipal 1975 taxes
paid by the company in its 38 -
county operating area totaled $5.3
million. Carolina Telephone's
operating tax bill for 1975. in
cluding all state and federal taxes,
is expected to come to more than
It was pointed out that this did
not include an estimated $7 million
in seven percent federal taxes which
were billed to telephone users by
the company. These taxes are
remitted to the federal government
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Walker and
children of Sanford, will arrive
Christmas Eve to spend the hqfi
days with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Maxwell.
Miss Caroline Niven of ASU in
Boone, and Carlton Niven Jr. of
Brevard, are spending the holidays
with their parents.
Dr. and Mrs. W.L. Howell III and
children of Columbia, S.C., will
spend the holidays with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howell.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harris and son
Jeffrey of Cincinnati. Ohio, arrived
Monday for a holiday visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Harris.
Miss Susan McBryde of Raleigh, is
home for the holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Miss Paula Burnett of Virginia
Beach. Va., Mr. and Mrs. Sammy
Prince of Tappahanock. Va.. and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nicholas of
College Park, Md., have arrived to
spend the holidays with their
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bur
The Rev. and Mrs. John Ropp Jr.
land children of Honea Path, S.C..,
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ropp of
Columbia. S.C., and Miss Miriam
Ropp of the U. of S.C., will spend
the holidays with their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hart are
spending the holidays in Oxford
with her mother. Mrs. Delores
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Scarborough
and son Tom. and her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T.B. Lester, will spend
Christmas Day in Candor with Mr.
and Mrs. D.T. Scarborough.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Koonce and
sons of Apex, will be here Christ
mas Day for a holiday visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Cole Jr. and
family of Columbia. S.C., and Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Cole of Fayette
ville, arrived Christmas Eve to
spend the holidays with their
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Ken McNeill and daughter Kim
berly were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Cole Jr. and family of Roxboro,
Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Jordan III and
children of Mt. Gilead. and Miss
Emily Jenkins of Fairmont.
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