HOUSE RAMMED-The porch at the home of Mrs. Roy Conoly on E. Prospect
Ave. was heavily damaged when a car went out of control and rammed the
house. /V<> one was at home at the time of the accident.
Car Runs Into House
Police estimated $4,000 damage
to a E. Prospect house after a car
careened into the porch late
Wednesday afternoon and the
driver of a second car was charged
with drunken driving.
Sgt. J.J. McNeill gave this
A 1967 Chrysler operated by
Bobby Locklear, in his 20's, of
R 3, Raeford. was traveling east on
Prospect behind a 1973 Mercury
operated by Locklear's brother,
Benny, also in his 20's. of
Greensboro, about 5:40 P.M.
Locklear told police his accelerator
stuck, causing him to run into the
Mercury, which went out of control
and hit the front porch of Mrs. Roy
Conoly, 111 E. Prospect.
Mrs. Conoly was not home when
the mishap occurred.
McNeill said Bobby Locklear was
charged with driving under the
influence and also following too
closely. Locklear's Brreathalyzer
reading was .17, McNeill said.
Police put damage to the Conoly
home at $4,000. Damage to the
Mercury was estimated at $350.
Locklear was released on bond
and a Jan. 9 hearing was set.
Q-l will be moving to a new home
next month. I want to be sure that 1
get my VA pension check at the new
address. What steps should I take?
A--Furnish the VA office having
possession of your records notice of
the address change. Also notify the
post office so that it can forward
your check in the event the VA
notice to the payment center is too
late to have your next check come to
your new address.
0--Can a veteran changc his
program of education?
A-Yes. However, if the veteran
viunges program more than once,
educational counseling may be
required. This is to insure that
optunum usage is made of VA
benefits. A third changc of program
may be authorized if changc is
necessitated by circumstance over
which the veteran has no control.
Q~!s the VA allowance lor burial
in private cemeteries payable if
purchase of the plot is made
following the veteran's death0
A-Yes. The SI 50 burial plot
allowance is payable to a cemetery
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Call 875-3727 To Reserve Unit
Main St. Raeford, N.C.
How to make the most of your
. . Reconcile balances
When you receive your periodic Checking Account statement from the
bank, you should reconcile or "balance" it with the figures on your
check stubs or in your check register. Follow these simple steps:
1. Arrange your cancelled checks in order by number or date.
1. Subtract from your checkbook balance any service charge shown on
the bank's statement.
3. Write here the balance tfiown on the bank's
4 Compare the cancelled checks with the stubs or
check register, and note which checks have not yet
been paid and returned by the bank. Total these
unpaid checks and enter here. *
5. Subtract item 4 from item 3. $
6. Enter here the total of any deposits which you
have made -- by mail or in person -- and which are not
shown on the bank's statement. ^
7. Total items 5 and 6 and enter here. This figure
should agree with the balance (adjusted for any
service charge -- see item 2) in your checkbook.
The Bank of Raeford
MAIN STREET SUNSET HILLS
None Hurt In Collision
No injuries were reported in ?
minor smashup Wednesday about
10:30 A.M. which toppled a mail
bo* and one driver involved was
cited for failing to yield.
According to police, a pickup
truck driven by Clarence Lytch, 92,
of 203 E. Elwood Ave., pulled out
from a stop sign at Stewart St. and
Central Ave. into the path of a 1975
Mercury driven by Pearl McKenzie
Childress, 51, of P.O. Box 35,
Wagrmm, who was proceeding east
The pickup hit the car in the left
rear, causing the vehicle to swerve
to the right and strike the mailbox
at the curb.
Damage to the Mercury was put
at SI ,400. Damage to Lytch's truck
was estimated at $250 and damage
to the mailbox was $45, police said.
Lytch was ticketed for failing to
yield the right of way.
Phone Company Defends
New Charge, Begins 15th
"I feel sure that if all of our
customers understood the directory
assistance charge and its purpose,
they would approve and endorse it,
too," J.C. Johnson, district
commercial manager for Carolina
Telephone said last week, defending
the new charge for directory
Johnson was referring to the fact
that the company will begin charging
for directory assistance calls, after
the first five, beginning Jan. 15. This
was part of an Oct. 24 decision of
the utilities commission in the
telephone company's recent rate
"Last year our cost of providing
directory assistance was
approximately I.S million dollars.
The charging plan is intended to
reduce excessive and unnecessary use
of the service, to cause those few
customers who call it most often to
bear the resulting cost, and to pass
the savings through to the average
telephone subscriber," Johnson said.
"The directory assistance charge,
authorized as a part of our first rate
case since 1957, is intended by the
North Carolina Utilities Commission
to benefit our customers, not us.
Both the expense reduction and the
additional revenue resulted in our
new local rates being lower than they
would otherwise have been.
"We do not expect any net gain in
revenue from directory assistance,"
"Based on studies made by the
company and testimony before the
commission, we feel sure that at least
S37c of our customers will never be
billed for directory assistance." he
These studies also showed that just
a few. eight percent, of the
company's customers make 51
percent of the local directory
assistance calls, and that 74 percent
of all local numbers asked for were
listed in the telephone directory, he
Some of the features of the plan
In order to make allowance for a
reasonable need for directory
assistance including numbers not the
directory, directory inaccessibility,
and other similar conditions,
customers will be allowed five free
direct dialed requests for directory
assistance within their local calling
area or '>19 area per billing month.
After the five call allowance, a
charge of 20 cents will be applicable
for each direct dialed call to local
directory assistance or requests for
numbers within the 919 area.
No charge will be made for calls to
directory assistance placed from ooin
telephones, or for calls to directory
assistance outside the 9|9 area.
In another announcement, the
company said total Carolina
Telephone bills will be slightly lower
as of Jan. 1 due to the reduction in
federal excise tax.
The Excise. Estate and Gift Tax
Adjustment Act of 1970 provides for
a ten year reduction schedule of the
federal excise tax for telephone
service. The first reduction was
effective Jan. 1, 1973.
Telephone statements received on
and after Jan. 1, 1976 will bill the
excise tax at six percent. Under the
present legislation, each subsequent
Jan. 1, the excise tax will be reduced
by one percent until Jan. 1, 1982,
when the total repeal is scheduled.
For the average Carolina
Telephone residence customer, it will
amount to only a few cents per
Jesus probably never spoke words
more provocative than when on the
Mount of the Sermon he said, "You
have heard it was said....But 1 say to
you..."! We are so familiar with these
words that they make little
impression upon us. What we have to
realize is that with these words Jesus
stirred terrible opposition to himself.
Many of those who heard these
words were enraged.
For one thing. Jesus seemed to be
casting doubt on the authority of
their scriptures. Jesus was placing
his own teachings above the
authority of the Old testament. In
other words, Jesus was saying that
there were teachings in the Old
Testament scriptures that were no
longer binding upon the people.
Since you and 1 accept the
authority of Christ, we probably
don't have any trouble with his
statement of "But I say to you...
Yet, at the same time, we might be
highly offended if someone were to
acknowledge that they do not follow
and accept certain Old Testament
teachings. Some people take the
stance that: if the Bible says so, we
must do it! Yet. the Bible said "An
eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth," and Jesus was clearly
indicating that this teaching was not
for the Christian.
Obviously.just because something
is in the Bible doesn't mean thai we
ought always to be obedient to it.
There are some things advocated in
some parts of the Bible that other
sections decry. To say, "The Bible
says..." is not enough,for sometimes
it will also say something quite
Secondly, Jesus was demonstrating
that violence could not be sanctioned
by the Bible. If one wants to, he can
always find a passage of scripture
that will indicate the most brutal
kinds of violence. There are many
Old Testament passages that not only
permit violence, but actually
encourage it. But Jesus makes it very
dear that his teaching will not
acknowledge any reason for violence
at all. To every passage that
encourages violence, Jesus answers.
"But 1 say to you..." Jesus' teaching
is higher by far than any law or rule.
Those who would justify violence
with an Old Testament scripture
passage, would do well to turn to the
Sermon on the Mount instead.
Thirdly. Jesus makes it clear that
the essence of the good News is a
spirit, rather than a law or any set of
laws. Matthew finds interesting
parallels between Jesus and Moses,
the great law giver. Actually, in his
eyes, Jesus is the new Moses, the new
lawgiver for Israel.
Yet, the Good News is not about
laws - old or new ? but about the
"higher law" as taught and
demonstrated by Jesus. Actually, it is
not a law at all, but a spirit. The
spirit of the law goes far beyond any
rules and regulations. As Moses stood
on Mount Sinai and received the
tablets of stone, so Jesus is, in the
Sermon of the Mount, delivering the
new law that is written, not upon
stone, but upon human hearts.
and Mike Wood's
lT"7 . y?U iUSl bre"k yOUf
m 1976. worst bad habit. So, set
your ?oal right now and do
Here's some help. Set a
date, say this Monday at 8
a.m., to end this nasty
habit. The. day - by - day,
do it. One step at a time.
Reward yourself verbally
. with each successful day.
Or. give yourself a gift.
When the urge grows
strong again, set your goal
hour - by ? hour, again
offering yourself a verbal
pat - on - the - back for
each succesrful hour. Soon
M the strong urge will
weaken. Days, weeks, then
months wUI pats and youll
be off the hook - free to
enjoy life to its fullest. Set
J\aAa^ ,ho* ftoals, today, and
JVlr^ have a Happy and Safe
New Year in 1976!
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MAILBOX TOPPl.t'D~No injuries occurred when a car and pickup collided
Wednesday morning at Stewart St. and Central Ave., but the corner mailbox
was a casuality. Damage to the Mercury in the road was put at $1,400.
AUTO - FIRE - LIFE
114 W. Edinborough Avenue Phone 875-3667
The annual stockholder meeting of the Raeford Savings
and Loan Association will be held Tuesday, January 13, 1976
at the association's office at 10:00 A.M.
The purpose of the meeting is for the election of directors.
PROXIES MUST be submitted to the secretary on or
before January 7, 1976 to be voted at the meeting.
Proxy forms are available at the association office. They
may be obtained by request, by mail or in person.
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TELEPHONE 875 2131
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Will B? Op.n 0.c 26th PLATES*
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Large 1.10 Chicken Sandwich
Small Barbeque Plate
Large Barbeque Plate
Each Tue & Fri. Fried Fish ? All You Can Eat (inside dining) *2.00
Tubs of Chicken
8 pc. tub with slaw & rolls I 16 pc. tub with slaw & rolh
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Catering Service Available For Anv Occasion
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875-4334 or 875-2652
on 401 Qy-Pass
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