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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1977
Aid free press
in third world
Your choco..,. bar or -S
things could be affedcd y ufCCS ^ve them increasing leverage
third-world countries wh has a primary stake in
elsewhere. This is just a hint of why t i and the industrialized
the free flow of information be m tQ maintain and
world. And wM everyone sh^Wk^ow^ fey last weck's
extend this free flow, J? "the third world and press
three-day international meeting on me
freedom" in New York. . -^Jnts the very understand
Here were reiterated, among other P^'*<the/have been the
able concerns of many third-world wun in the Western
victims of unbaianced coverage, to trivia. With some
press. They get on foreign corres
American papers, for e**?P ? thorough coverage is evident.
SK&O meeting in Nairobi
last fall. future the need is for improved and more
To forestall them "^e future Western news agencies
balanced coverage of the third wor y ^ third.worid countries
? and for a sUengthenwl pres ^ ^ better training for
themselves. Western media *** And ? discUssed at the New
the editors handling third-world . tQ enhance its
York conference, the West can P __ nQt to thc exclusion of
own newsgathering and dissem ^ cooperation with
Western agencies but in healthy wmi*WK>n^ K. Murrows
them. Those who recall commenUt ^ have found this
dedication to international Pr<* the ?dward R.
.no Diplomacy, Tufts
"t^pecia.iy fining .ha, .he aid effo? **.??? o^pnva.e
rather then governmental inmat Committee, comprising
being sought by the Worl , - organizations, to
? , wo dozen national and m.ernaUonaMou^uw g RoUry
promote free commun.cat.on and assist th.ro t wor fellowships for
'nte?f?-^nffo~-Xrrnfinues to bring
CS and other jo? ? aiive no,
jst' -SMIS. ?* finds of ,he peop,e in
nations at various stages of self-governmen .
Browsing in the files
of The News-Journal
25 years ago
Thursday, May 22, 1952
Fifty * seven seniors, one of the
largest Hoke High graduating
classes in recent years, will receive
diplomas this year.
* * *
Work has begun Monday
morning on the interior of the local
? * *
James C. Lentz. president of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce was
the delegate from the local club to
the State Jaycee Convention in
Charlotte last week.
* * *
From Poole's Medley:
Time is measured to all one
moment at a time, with no promise
of one more moment. Should not
all act wisely to spend our time?
* * ?
Miss Lona Graham is on a two
week's vacation from the post
* * *
A move that has been needed for
a long time got underway last week
on the corner of Main street at the
Fayettevilte highway as the High
way Commission began wort te cat
off part of the curb aad mote it
back several feet. In moving the
curb the corner was rounded more
improving the old almost right
angle effect that was there.
1 5 years ago
Thursday, May 24, 1962
Still another chapter in the
tangled history of Priebe Poultry
unfolded this week as Plant
Manager Leonard Frahm announc
ed that the bankrupt corporation
had closed down its Raeford
operation as of last Saturday.
* * *
Candidates by the score will be
hanging around Saturday evening
for the counting of votes by the
thousands, as a record number of
Hoke citizens are expected to troop
to the polls for the Primary Election
that will determine the occupants
of important offices and settle (at
least for four years) whether or not
an ABC liquor store will be
established in Raeford.
A total of 71 seniors will say
farewell to Hoke High School this
week with various graduating pro
grams beginning with a bac
calaureate sermon this Sunday
? ? ?
Mrs. J.M. Andrews was named
last week in Raleigh to the State
Democratic Executive Committee.
? ? ? ?
From Rockfish Newt:
| by Marty Vtja
Biting The Dust
In case you haven't been down E.
Central Ave. this week, you may
not have known until reading your
News-Journal that the old Mauitsby
house is finally biting the dust.
After years of controversy and
angry words, the grand old place is
now being torn down. (Could it be
that the frantic, last minute efforts
to have the house accepted by the
National Register of Historic Places
were mishandled? Could it be that
the eleventh hour appeal to the
Supreme Court for a stay of
execution got lost in the mail?)
The answers will remain a mys
tery. so it seems. The house will,
within the next days, disappear
from the landscape and wift be
come only a memory lingering in
our minds. Or will it?
Certainly, everyone concerned
will agree, such a house, such an
extraordinary house with the power
to inflame passions, should be
given a permanent resting place
As it so happens, a plan is afoot
to make a lumber yard down at the
A&R tracks downtown. Usually
reliable sources in the city govern
ment have reported the railroad
intends to lease a portion of the
railroad yard to a timber company,
yet other sources have hinted that
the rtal plan is to stack up all of the
wood from the Mauitsby house
?1own there. Since this would
constitute lumber, the conditional
use request, if approved, would be
in compliance with the rules.
* ? *
Disturbed over the costs of "no
shows" in traffic offense cases in
District Court, Judge Joe Dupree
has outlined a plan for a change in
the law. Dupree has called for a law
to allow officers to take a person's
license at the time for writing a
ticket and issue the offender a
"receipt" which he could drive on
until his scheduled day in court.
Many people have said this is a
good plan, but it has loopholes. A
person could get around it and still
not show in court.
Instead of taking the license, why
John Jones deposits $1 ,000 of his
own money in a savings account
which is entitled "John Jones in
trust for Mary Dugan." Over a
period of time he withdraws S920
from this account and spends it for '
his own personal needs.
Upon his death there is only S80
in the particular savings account.
Neither Mary Dugan nor any one
else learns of the deposit until after
the death of John Jones. John Jones
leaves a large estate free from the
claims of creditors.
How much, if anything, may
Mary Dugan recover?
She may recover only the S80
remaining on deposit in the savings
The inference here is that John
Jones intended to create in respect
to the particular savings account a
revocable trust The withdrawal of
J920 wag la fact a partial revoca
tion of the trust.
A savings deposit of this type is
kagwn as a "tentative trust.'1 It is
creator cannot revoke or change the
terms of the trust unlets at the time
of its creation he expressly reserves
not have the officers take the car
and issue a receipt which would be
valid for hitchhiking on until the
scheduled court date?
The Highww Patrol would take
and store an offender's car and the
offender would be given an "Of
ficial Hitchhiker's Pass". Every
motorist would be required under
penalty of law to stop and give a lift
to anyone displaying the official
hitchhiker pass alongside the road.
Also, the hitchhiker would be
immune from robbery or molesta
tion from drivers while carrying an
This would certainly help the
energy crisis by getting cars off the
road and saving fuel. And the
offenders would prefer this plan to
having their driver's licenses taken
away, since without their licenses,
they couldn't cash checks, buy
liquor, or get into X-rated films,
since they wouldn't have any valid
proof of age.
And, if people didn't have proof
of age, they might not be able to
register to vote. And if they
couldn't register, they couldn't vote
in the election for senators, repre
sentatives, sheriffs, coroners, judg
es. Stuff like that.
Some odds and ends from spring
house ? cleaning of my desk. 1 can't
help it if my aim is bad, 1 tried to
hit the wastebasket:
According to an expert, it now
costs 564,000 to raise a child from
birth through college. Kids ought
to be warned, if they keep gomg
they're going to price themselves
out of the market. If the trend
continues, raising kids will become
a worse business than raising
New Yorkers don't want the
Concorde landing there because it
makes too much noise. It's a step in
the right direction, but they've still
got rock bands.
Some people are up in arms
because General Motors put
Chevrolet engines in some of their
Oldsmobiles. It's nothing new.
Frequently a politician turns up in
an Oldsmobile - type job equipped
with a Model - T brain.
Politicians are always behind the
times in their figures of speech.
Some of them still say, when an
idea that's superfluous comes up,
"That's like carrying coals to
Newcastle," when a better version
is. "That's like hauling peanuts to
It takes a unanimous vote of 12
jurors to convict a gangster of a
crime, but only a 5 t? 4 mm p# the
Supreme Court to throw tke
conviction out. * h
out once a year and
As President Carter told the
American people on television
recently, the effort to meet this
country's energy needs is one of the
most pressing problems we face.
In that television appearance he
proposed several steps which his
administration believes are neces
sary to meet this growing crisis, and
the matter now has reached the
senate for debate and action.
The first major element in the
President's energy package should
have been given Senate approval by
the time this is read. All energy
matters will be handled by one
Department of Energy, instead of
91 agencies which have had a hand
in energy policy. Other elements of
the package remain to be debated.
--The two key components of the
plan are conservation and coal.
Better insulation of public and
private buildings, including homes,
would be required to stop waste,
and coal would replace natural gas
in industrial plants where such a
substitution is feasible. Industries
who are told to switch would be
given tax breaks to cushion the
expense and some tax inducement
would be given home owners to
better insulate their houses.
-Incentives to seek out more
energy would be offered. The price
of interstate gas will be increased
and so would the price of newly
found oil, an effort to make search
for these products more attractive
to oil and gas companies. A crash
program on finding better methods
of using solar and geothermal
energy would be instituted and
safer ways to employ nuclear power
would be sought.
by Senator Robert Morgan
??Under the Carter program,
cars which get low mileage on a
gallon of gasoline would be taxed
and cars which use fuel efficiently
would be rewarded by rebates.
Voluntary conservation by car users
would be asked for, but if an extra
tax on gasoline is proposed. This,
would be five cents the first year
and five cents every year thereafter:
for 10 years.
Some of these proposals will have
problems in the Senate.
There will be strong lobbying by.
automobile manufacturers against
the tax on "gas guzzlers." Rebates,
to small car owners will have
troubles because the chief benefici
aries would be the makers of ;
foreign brands. ?;*
The oil and gas companies will
fight the plan to place any limits on -
what they can charge, even though ;
the limits have been raised sharply. ;
The SI. 75 price of interstate gas,
which has been proposed is far*
above the present ceiling, but the
companies want complete decont
rol and will not settle willingly for
anything short of that.
The plan to tax gasoline will face
opposition, even though it gives the
public until 1980 to show that we,
as a nation, can practice conserva
tion as they do in other countries.
There will be arguments that
imported oil should be taxed
instead and that the retail tax
would add to inflation.
It should be an interesting
debate and certainly it is a very
crucial one. As a nation, we simply
cannot continue a situation in -
which six percent of the world's
population uses 36 percent of the
Letters To The Editor
I would like to thank Marty Vega
for the fine article she did on the
Robeson Cour\ty church and Com
munity Center. I have already
received several phone calls
because of it and I feel sure that
many people will benefit from it. It
is impossible for us to get out and
reach everyone who has not been
aware of the various ways we can
help and through this article the
word is really spreading.
I have lived in Raeford all my life
and I would like to see Hoke
County receive some help from
these Federal Grants because I feel
it is long overdue. With help from
the Council Government, The
Robeson County Church & Com
munity Center was granted a
Federal Grant for Senior Citizens
home repair which was divided into
Hoke, Scotland, Bladen and
Robeson Counties. This special
grant was appropriated for Senior
Citizens who own his or her home
but has a low income, and therefore
we have been able to help several
families have their homes repaired
at no cost to them. Miss Josephine
Hall, Senior Citizen Coordinator,
has been most helpful because she
certainly knows her Senior Citi
zens, and with her assistance, we
were able to find these families who
really needed help. Unfortunately,
we were not able to help all who
needed it because we have used all
our funds in this one particular
grant, but we may be able to help
others through our Self ? help
Program and the 504 and 502
Loans as explained in the article by
I would also like to thank Mr.
Bill Altman (in charge of Com
munity Development) and Mr.
Willie Featherstone (Housing
Specialist and Assistant County
Agent) for their help and support.
These two Gentlemen feel as
strongly as I do that Hoke County
deserves help from these Federal
Grants and Loans. Each of us is
limited as to what we can do, but
Mr. Altman and Mr. Featherstone
have shown me that with all of us
working together, we will be able to
accomplish a lot more toward
making Raeford a better place in
which to live.
Mr. Burnett Coleman of the
Fm.H.A. has also been most
helpful in support of the 504 and
502 Loans, and with people like
this working for a better Hoke
County, how can we fail? Miss
Josephine Hall is just as active in
her Senior Citizen work as she was
before she retired from her former
work, but she is never too busy, as
well as Mr. Altman, Mr. Feather
stone and Mr. Coleman, to help in
any way they can.
As I said before. I would like to
thank the above wool* for their *
help and rapport to an fc l?T3|?
because it is relatively new to Hoke
County, but the People and the
pkted thus far. aad our Con*
struction Team. Mr. Robert
BUImgor supervisor. *nd Jam?
are just as proud of the help we
have been able to give as we are.
Mrs. Bertie J. Harden
Rt. 3. Box 284 ^
Counselor. R.C.C. & C.C.
Dear Editor, ?
The services rendered to our city
and county through the Raeford
Woman's Gub are well-known to
many Hoke Countians. However,
their "campership" project might
not be so familiar to some.
For the third year the RWC is
trying to send 45-50 children in
Sades four, five and six to Camp
onroe for a week this summer.
This is a tremendous undertaking
as it involves not only the securing
of funds but visiting each home and
oftentimes assistance in packing
the suitcase. I am not a member of
the club but simply have the
pleasure of coordinating the selec
tion of the children within the
The only requirements for selec
tion were that the child be in need
of assistance and would benefit
from such an experience. Any child
is eligible by teacher nominations
and do not necessarily have to be
exceptional children, with which
group I am usually most closely
The rewards of camp for some of
these children have been much
more than expected. Teachers have '
related stories to me of so many ?
positive effects on the children. The
children not only seemed to feel
better about themselves but about
others also when they returned to *
school. They had learned so much '?
about so many things and were able -5
to share these exciting stories with *
The "Campership" program just>
is a healthy, worthwhile experience :
for our children. I simply wanted tb-r
express my gratitude to the RWC
for their efforts.
Rhenda Cameron ?;
I would like to publicly recognize ,
the SherifTs Department of Hoke ?
and Robeson counties for their '
extremely professional efforts in %
recovering my personal property
stolen from my residence on May
17, 1977. Not only was the property
in its entirety returned, out the
perpetrators were apprehended and "
are being tried by due process.
Especially worthy of note was the /
timeless end tense of urgency
displayed by Sheriffs Deputies/
Ronald WUson, lames Murdoch 4
and Detective Alex Norton in their T
handling of this investigation, in:,
only four hours after the burglary,
the suspects were apprehended and
's Departments have
both my thanks and that of my