A NEW HA T-Mayor John K. McNeill, Jr. is pictured receiving his Christmas
gift from city employees at the Christmas Eve open house Wednesday. A new
nat was inside.
CITY TREE?A brightly decorated
tree greeted visitors to city hall
offices for a Christmas get-together
and exchange of gifts last Wednesday
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the influence, but you can't charge a
person for no apparent reasons,' he
Wiggins admitted that a pint of
liquor was found in the rear seat, but
the seal was unbroken.
"The case is still under
investigation as far as the search for
the second car is concerned," said
MERRY CHRISTMAS-Acting city
manager Bill SeUars, decked out in a
colorful bow tie, is shown accepting
a Christmas gift at the city hall open
house Wednesday. City employees
drew names to exchange gifts and the
women brought food and punch.
BOAT DECAL ?? Linda Liggins of the N.C. Wildlife Resources
Commission Division of Moiorboats and Water Safety' post's
with the validation decals to be displayed on motorboats
during 1976. Boat owners have the option of registering their
vessels for a one-year or three-year period. Boats numbered for
one year will display a red "76"decal, while boats numbered
for a three-year period will display an orange "78" decal. A
recent state law requires all motorboats to be numbered.
Boat Numbers Required Jan. 1
Beginning Jan. 1, 1976 all
motorboats operating on public
waters of North Carolina are
required to be numbered. Pre
viously, boats powered by motors of
ten(10) horsepower or less were not
required to be numbered. Docu
mented vessels and boats whose
only source of mechanical pro
pulsion is an electric motor remain
exempt from the numbering re
In addition to the requirement for
displaying the number on both
sides of the bow, a validation decal.
indicating the expiration date of
the certificate of number, shall be
displayed on the starboard bow
immediately following the number.
The validation decal will be
supplied to the boat owner when
the boat is registered.
The cost for numbering a
motorboat is three dollars ($3)
annuallv or seven dollars and fifty
cents ($7.50) for a three-year
registration. Space is provided on
the boat number application and
renewal forms for an individual to
select whether he wishes to number
his boat for a one-year or a
Application forms for boat num
bers are available from most boat
dealers or by writing to: Motorboat
Registration Section. North Caro
lina Wildlife Resources Com
mission, 325 N. Salisbury Street,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611
Met Auditions Jan. 17
GREENVILLE - Metropolitan
Opera National Council auditions for
the eastern North Carolina district
have been scheduled for East
Carolina University Saturday, Jan.
According to Dr. Clyde Hiss of the
ECU voice faculty, and director of
the district auditions program, young
singers in the eastern half of the state
who wish to participate in the
auditions should apply to his office
at the ECU School of Music by Jan.
Applicants must be in the
following age brackets: sopranos,
18-30; mezzo sopranos and
contraltos, 20-30; tenors, 20-32;
baritones, 20-32; and basses 20-33.
Each applicant must have a voice
with operatic possibilities, some
formal voice training, muacal
background and artistic aptitude, and
must be sponsored by a school,
college, music club or voice teacher.
Winners at the ECU auditions and
at the four other southeastern
district auditions will be eligible for
the Southeastern Regional Auditions
program in Atlanta Feb. 28.
Regional winners will be eligible
for national semi-final and final
auditions in March at the
Metropolitan Opera House in New
Winners in the regional and
national auditions will receive cash
awards which may be used for
Each applicant must be prepared
to sing a minimum of five arias and is
urged to furnish his or her own
Purpose of the Metropolitan Opera
National Council's Regional
Auditions is to help discover new
operatic talent and to aid aspiring
singers toward successful careers.
During the past year, more than
1,000 singers auditioned in the
program, which includes districts in
Australia and Canada as well as the
Recent district winners from the
eastern Carolina district include
Kenneth Davis of Raeford.
Further information and district
auditions application forms are
available from Dr. Hiss at the School
of Music, East Carolina University,
Greenville, N.C. 27834.
Hoke County Bill
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 - How much
do Hoke County residents owe as
their share of the national debt? How
much is it costing them in taxes each
year to meet their portion of the
interest charges on that debt?
According to the latest figures,
about SI out of every S10 collected
locally by the Federal government
goes toward paying the interest,
which has reached a record of nearly
S34 billion a year.
In the current fiscal year local
people will be turning in, via their
taxes, approximately SI.661,000 as
their share of the interest costs.
That will take care only of the
carrying charges. It will have no
effect on the debt itself, which is
now well over S500 billion.
Translating that debt into more
comprehensible terms, it is of such
size that it would take more than a
century to wipe it out. paying it off
at the rate of S5 billion a year.
If it had to be eliminated
immediately, with everyone in Hoke
County and in the rest of the
country chipping in an equal share.it
would require S2.358 from every
man woman and child, according to
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Since there is no intention and no
need to erase the debt completely,
that problem doesn't arise. There is
concern, however, over the growth in
the debt, which necessitated
Congressional action last month to
raise the debt ceiling.
By virtue of that increase, it is
expected that the annual interest on
the debt will reach S36 billion by the
middle of 1976.
Residents of Hoke County, in line
with their normal share of the tax
load, will be paying close to S400 per
family toward these interest charges,
it is estimated.
The interest costs have gone up
proportionately. Since 1960 alone,
they have climbed from $9.2 billion
a year to the S36 billion fast
WINTER TERM 1976
REGISTRATION 7 TO 9 P.M. JAN. 7-OLD COUNTY OFFICE BLDG.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR BEGIN END PLACE TIME DAYS
I Adult Growth & Parent Hyde 1/22 3/25 Presbyterian Church 7-9:30 p.m. Th
I Aging Program Training 1/15 12/15 Boyd House & Raeford 2-4 p.m. 3rdTh
I China Painting Irving 1/13 3/30 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 1-4 p.m. T
I China Painting Irving 1/14 3/31 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 14 p.m. W
[Crafts 1/8 4/21 Methodist Church 2-4 p.m. Th
P (2nd & 4th)
I Crafts 1/8 3/25 Open Arms Rest Home 9-12 a.m. W
I Fu^iture Refinishing Suggs 1/12 3/29 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. M
I (Snit Decisions Sutton 2/9 3/29 Hoke High 3-5 p.m. M
I l^edlecraft Barnhart 1/12 3/15 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. M
I Needlecraft Barnhart 1/13 3/16 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. T
I Needlecraft Barnhart 1/14 3/17 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 9-12 a.m. W
? Needlecraft Barnhart 1/14 3/17 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. W
Ipainting Wright 1/12 3/29 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. M
Ipainting Wright 1/13 3/30 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 9-12a.m. T
? Quilting McDiarmid 1/13 3/30 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. T
I Sewing Swanson 1/12 3/29 Hoke High 7-10 p.m. M
? Sewing Tatum 1/7 3/24 Cameron Hts. Comm. Ctr. 1-4 p.m. W
I Sewing Tatum 1/6 3/23 South Hoke Comm. Ctr. 1-4 p.m. T
? Sewing Tatum 1/6 3/23 Tatum Readence 7-10p.m. T
714 Stewart St.
? Sewing Tatum 1/8 3/25 Tatum Residence 7-10 p.m. Th
714 Stewart St.
Isewing Tatum 1/12 3/29 South Hoke Comm. Ctr. 7-10 p.m. M
I Surveying, Field Work & Gatlin/ 3/1 5/6 Hoke High 7-10 p.m. M, Th
I Computations McDonald
I Upholstery Nickens 1/13 3/30 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. T
I Upholstery Nickens 1/15 4/1 Old County Ofc. Bldg. 7-10 p.m. Th
FEE: THREE DOLLARS PER COURSE FOR TERM
MORI DETAILS: HANK RICHARDS, RAEFORD SCHOOL
BRING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All classified advertising must
be paid for in advance unlets
you have an established ad
vertising account. The ad
vertising deadline is 5 p.m.
each Tuesday. If you plan to
call in your ad, please call in
advance so we can receive
payment In the mall by
Wedding receptions and luncheons
call Pat Goza 875-2926. 35C
MAKE beaten down carpet nap at
doorways bright and fluffy again
with Blue Lustre. Rent shampooer
at Raeford Hardware. 35-39C
FOR SALE: 1974 Vega GT. low
mileage, clean and sharp. Take
over payments. Call after 5 p.m.
GOLF INSTRUCTION: Play bet
ter golf, learn basic fundamentals,
grip, stance, club selection, correct
swing. All ages welcome. Lessons
by appointment. Call Arabia Golf
Club. 875-3524. Wm. L. Up
church. 875-4161, Raeford. 35-38C
Homeworker needed in this area to
lace leather goods at home. Earn
$150 per week. No experience
necessary. Send $1.00 (refundable)
and long stamped envelope to:
Cumberland Leather Craft, 1516
Magic View Dr., Kingsport, Tn.
FOR SALE: 1972 Cox camper and
picnic canopy. $750. Phone 875
Typist wanted two days a week.
Apply in person - The News
FOR SALE: Craig CB Base station,
power mike and extra mike, super
scanner antenna with coax cable,
low-pass filter, antenna mast 30 ft.,
$350 final. Contact Robert Pecora
after 6p.m. 875-3982. 35P
FOR RENT: Large mobile home
lot. Rockfish area. Call 875-3932.
FOR SALE: 1973 Kawasaki 750
4,400 miles $900.00 Call 875-5732
after 3:30 in good condition. 35P
FOR SALE: 1973 2 door dark
green Ford LTD, 44,000 miles,
Brougham style. Call 875-2617 if
HOMES FOR SALE: $300.00 down
payment. No closing cost. Monthly
payments up to 30 years. Carson
Davis, Jr., 501 Harris Ave.,
CARD OF THANKS
Gratefully acknowledging and
thanking you for your kind expres
sions of sympathy. Mr. and Mrs.
Roy S. Douglas and Carpenter
Thank you very much for the
kindness and the gift offerings,
flowers, and the food that was
prepared and the many visits of
everyone during the long illness and
death of Mr. J.A. Webb. The
family of J. A. Webb. 35P
We hope your wishes
come true during the
next year and all of the
years that follow.
HOUSE FOR SALE: 114 West
Fifth Ave., California Redwood
siding, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
central heat, large lot, new roof,
total 7 rooms, priced to sell. Call
803-774-7692 after 6 p.m. TFC
HOMEWORKERS WANTED IN
THIS AREA: Men, women, stu
dents. No experience necessary;
stuffing & addressing envelopes
(Commission Mailers). Earn spare
time money at home. $100.00
weekly possible. SEND $1.00 (re
fundable) & a long, stamped
envelope for details; PPS-105, 216
Jackson #612, Chicago 60606
HOUSE FOR SALE: 2 bedroom
house on 1st Ave., Red Springs.
Has fireplace, floor furnace, ce
ramic bath, fenced in back yard.
Call 843-4518. 33-36P
NEW AND USED clothes for sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Granford Woods -
875-5007, Rt. 1, Lumber Bridge.
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 5:30 pjn.
CLEAN rugs, like new, so easy to
do with Blue Lustre. Rent Electric
shampooer. Raeford Hardware
FOR SALE: Coastal Bermuda hay.
$1.50 per bale. S.B. Hobson, Circle
H, seven miles North of Raeford off
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 RENT: Trailer, LaFayette
Woods Mobile Home Park. No
children, no pets. 875-3283
FIREWOOD: Same kind quality and
price. Larry Upchurch, 875-2976.
HOUSE FOR SALE: 2 bedroom
house on 1st Ave. Has fireplace, floor
furnace, ceramic bath, fenced in back
yard. Call 843-4518.
HOME Improvements and Building
Service. Phone 843-3672 if no
answer, call after 4:00.
HOUSE FOR RENT: New three
bedrooms, central air conditioning
and gas heat, dishwasher and
range. Pilot Equities Inc., S02
Harris Ave., Raeford, N.C. 875
CAKE DECORATING: Special
occasion cakes, Raggedy Ann and
Raggedy Andy birthday cakes, and
also petit fours. Call 875-4087. TFC
WANTED: Issues of The Mini
Page from your Sunday paper.
They can be used by reading
teachers in Hoke Schools. Bring
them to the Hoke County Public
A WELDING REPAIRS
875-4633 RAEFORD, N. C.
REPAIRS A REMODELING
PHONE 875 2720
AFTER 5 P.M.
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
RT. 2 ? BOX 399
PH. 875 2369
PROMPT, EFFICIENT SERVICE
State License No. 4807-L
EARL CHASON, Prop.
OPEN FULL TIME
Cameron and Oldham WELDING
(Ron Cameron & Jerry Oldham)
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekdays. 8
a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturdays. Electric
Welding, Oxygen Acetylene. Portable
Welding? Heli-Arc on Hwy. 20 near
Oakdale Gin. Tel: 875-6343.
Carolina Turf Co.
Ready Mixed Concrete
Phoni 8754025 - 875-4986
Arc You Building or Remodeling'
We Speuali/e In
BOOKCASES (ill styles)
DESKS FOR STUDY or WORK
For PrM Information ft Ettimttm
Call 878-6211 Dty-8764828 Nlghn
Com* St. Ui
Hwy. 401 Bui. Ratford
NEW TIRES ?nd RECAPPING
PHONE 875 2079
114 RACKET ALLEY
& STEWART STREET