?The Hoke County News - Established 1928
VOLUME LXIX NUMBER 26 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLIN A
The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
S8 PER YEAR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1977
BY SAM t MORRIS
Maybe I shouldn't write about
the weather, but it has been perfect
for the past week. The nights are
cool, but the days are for all
outdoor activities. One person
remarked to me the other day that
it would suit him for the weather to
stay this way year round. This
would be nice for most of us but the
cycle of weather makes nature take
care of all things and I don't believe
man is capable of doing this.
Anyway, enjoy it while you can,
because colder days are ahead.
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From all reports, the reunion of
the 1936 Hoke High football team
was a success. It was nice to see
? Walter Barrington while he was in
town. He dropped by the office with
Sam Snead last Thursday and of
course many old tales were recalled
by the three of us.
It is good to get together with
school day chums and recall events
and people of over 40 years ago.
Thanks for the visit, Barry, and
may this team have many more
? * *
While recalling old teams. I
opened a letter this week and all
that was on the inside was a card.
The letter was addressed to Colonel
Sam C. Morris. It was from Bill
Williamson of Hamlet and Laurin
burg, who was in the National
Guard unit here in the late 30's and
was the battery buglar.
s The card was a membership in
the Scotch Tiger Associaion with
the rank of Colonel.
, The card read as follows: "To the
honorable Sam C. Morris, whereas,
reposing special trust and con
fidence in your patriotism, valor
and fidelity, 1 do by these presents
constitute and appoint you Colonel
in the Scotch Tiger's Army to take
rank as such from the date of this
commission and to hold such office
under the conditions prescribed by
It was signed Bill Williamson.
President of The Scotch Tigers.
Of course, knowing Bill, he
always has something going, but it
does leave a few questions in one's
mind when he receives a card like
this. What will the dues be each
year? If 1 am a Colonel, who are the
Generals? What is the purpose
behind this organization?
These are just a few things that
came to mind when only a card was
in the envelope. Anyway it was
good to hear from Bill again and
have the second such thing happen
in a week. That is seeing or hearing
from someone from 40 years ago.
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Don't forget the N.C. Symphony
Concert Tuesday night at Hoke
High at eight o'clock. Tickets will
be available at the door for anyone
4 that hasn't bought membership
Also all college students will be
admitted for student price on the
showing of their college ID card.
Hope to see all of you at the High
School for the concert.
* * *
Now. an event to mark on your
calendar. The Hoke County Music
Booster Club will sponsor a bazaar
and dinner at the W.T. Gibson
School cafeteria on Friday evening.
November 18. The price of the meal
will be S2.50. This will be a turkey
dinner with all the trimmings and
should get everyone ready for
Now this is just part of what you
will get for your money. During the
evening the Hoke High Chorale
under the direction of Mrs. Mary
A. McNeill will entertain. Also the
^ Upchurch School chorus under the
direction of Mrs. Linda Huff will
perform and to top the evening off
the Band under the leadership of
tJimmy James will play.
Now this is not a concert, just
wholesome entertainment while you
enjoy turkey, dressing and the
What more could you ask for
S2.50, and on top of that, it is for a
WUI I see you there?
Membership At 650
Symphony Performance Nov. 1
T o Speak In City
N.C. Department of Transpor
tation Secretary Tom Bradshaw
will visit Raeford Thursday, Nov. 3,
to speak on the S300.000.000 State
Highway Bonds constitutional
The State Highway Bonds, which
will be voted on in the Nov. 8
election, would be used over a
period of five years for construc
ting, improving or relocating roads,
bridges, tunnels and other highway
Secretary Bradshaw is scheduled
to arrive in Raeford at 10:25 a.m.
and speak from the courthouse
lawn. The visit is part of a 10-day
speaking tour throughout the state.
Named To Fill In
Lester G. Simpson, tax listing
supervisor, was appointed acting
county manager and finance
director last week as T.B. Lester
continues to remain hospitalized.
Lester. 65, was listed Tuesday in
guarded condition in the intensive
care unit of Cape Fear Valley
Hospital, where he was admitted
Sept. 25. Since undergoing surgery
he developed double pneumonia
and other complications, a family
spokesman said. No visitors are
permitted except the immediate
All Five county commissioners
met in a special meeting last
Wednesday, Oct. 19. at 10 a.m.
According to minutes of the meet
ing. Simpson was appointed to act
in place of Lester in addition to his
duties in the tax office. The board
ordered a $200 per month supple
ment to his salary.
Bill Altman, the county's ad
ministrative assistant, had been
named acting clerk to the board of
commissioners Oct. 3. The board
ordered that Simpson relieve
Altman of his clerk's duties.
CONDUCTOR ?? John Gosling will
conduct the North Carolina Little
Symphony in Raeford Nov. I at the
Hoke High auditorium at Si; 15 p.m.
CHILDREN S CONCERT - Jack
son Parkhurst will conduct chil
dren's concert for 4th, 5th. 6th
T eacher Charged
On DUI Suspended
An elementary schoolteacher was
suspended from her job last week
following her arrest for driving
under the influence.
Criminal Superior Court will be
held the week of Oct. 31 with Judge
D. Marsh McLelland presiding.
The trial calendar will be called at
10:00 a.m. on Monday and at 9:30
a.m. each weekday thereafter.
The following cases are docke
ted: Monday: William Floyd
Brown, probation violation; Ander
Burns. Jr., assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill inflicting
serious bodily injury. Edwin Byron
Parks, murder; Chriss Locklear,
possession of marijuana; Larry
Donald McCain, speeding 67 in a
55 m.p.h. zone; Leonard Harris,
breaking, entering and larceny and
assault on an officer; Mavis
Sturdivant, driving under the
influence; James Farmer, driving
under the influence, carrying a
concealed weapon; William David
Lunsford, driving under the influ
ence. second offense; David Lock
lear, worthless check, four counts,
show cause order for contempt, two
counts, failure to appear.
The following cases will be heard
Tuesday: James Tillman Long,
assault on a female, assault on an
officer, driving under the influence,
third offense, and driving with
license revoked. John Junior Roper,
receiving stolen goods; P.K.
Melvin.Jr., misdemeanor receiving
stolen goods, non ? support;
William McMillan, driving under
the influence, second offense; John
Mcintosh, larceny; Dennis Eugene
Davis, driving under the influence,
third offense; Terry Hines, non
Wednesday the following cases
will be heard: David Burton,
probation violation; Benny Jack
son, shooting into occupied build
ing, injury to personal property;
Howard Adams, manslaughter;
Ronnie Gibson, auto larceny; Jake
B. Maynard, auto larceny.
James Douglas Monroe, Jr.,
driving under the influence; Joe
Alexander Wilson, driving under
the influence and no operator's
license; Donald Carl Peterson,
driving under the influence, fourth
offense; Richard Palmer, driving
under the influence, third offense;
(See SUPERIOR COURT, Page 15)
P? w ,
Guy U. Hardman III joined the
Hoke County Sheriffs department
Oct. 18. replacing J.D. Thigpen
who is assigned to road duty.
Hardman graduated from Seven
ty First High School in Fayetteville
in 1%9. He attended Campbell
College and F.ast Carolina Uni
versity and is currently enrolled at
Fayetteville Technical Institute in a
criminal justice course. He was
discharged from the Army this
Starting saiarv for deputies is
Hardman will he working as
jailer ? dispatcher. He is 2o years
old. married, and has one child.
The Hardnians reside at HOI Caro
UNITED WAY ?? Pictured in front of the thermometer are Anthony Morrisey. [left] and Fonda Farmer \right\
from the Hoke County Developmentally Disabled Center. Brownies Melynee Morgan [right] and Daphne Mayer
[left], Tony Barefoot from the Boy Scouts. Cub Scout John Sappenfteld. Robert Conoly from the Hoke County
Rescue Squad and Mary Barrett representing the senior citizens. Not represented are the 4-H Clubs. Red Cross
and Girl Scouting programs.
Mrs. Arlicia Raye, 46, of 1815
Broadell Dr.. Fayetteville. was
arrested Oct. 19 while she was
driving to her job at South Hoke
School early in the morning.
According to the charge filed at the
courthouse, a Breathalyzer test was
administered and the reading was
.18. Under North Carolina law, a
reading of .10 or higher is
"presumptive" of being under the
Mrs. Raye was released uner
$200 personal bond and a Nov. 17
District Court appearance was set.
A special meeting of the Board of
Education was called at 1 p.m.
Oct. 19. According to minutes of
the meeting, the four members
present (Bill Howell was absent)
ordered that Mrs. Raye be sus
pended from her job. Asst. Supt.
Krnest Sutton said the suspension
was without pay.
The Board of Education met
again Monday. Oct. 24. at 7 p.m.
for a special meeting to discuss the
matter in executive (closed) session
tor one hour and 15 minutes with
board attorney William Moses.
School Supt. G. Raz Autry said
Mrs. Raye had requested the
hearing Monday night, however,
she failed to appear. Contacted at
her home later, she declined com
ment on the matter.
Mrs. Raye. a second grade
teacher, has been employed by the
Hoke system for the past 10 years,
the superintendent said.
The Parks and Recreation Com
mission is interested in finding land
for sale for development of a county
park. Recreation Director Don
The Commission would like to
purchse 25 - 50 acres. Anyone who
would be interested in selling land
mav contact the recreation office at
The Raeford Jaycees announced
two scholarships to be awarded in
the Miss Raeford Pageant to be
held Dec. 30.
The Raeford Turkey Plant has
donated a $100 scholarship and
Summerfield Industries donated a
The entry committee recently
mailed letters to prospective con
testants. although the competition
is open to all who are interested and
meet the qualifications.
Applications for the pageant are
available at The News-Journal
office. Radio Station WSHB, De
Vane's Department Store and
For more information contact
Ken Koonce. general chairman, at
The North Carolina Little
Symphony will perform in
Raeford on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in
the Hoke County High School
Gymnasium at 8:15 p.m.
Admission will be by season
membership, which is $5 for
adults and $3 for students.
Anne Hostetler, membership
chairman, said the total mem
bership sales stand at 655.
Tickets will also be available at
the door. College students will
be admitted at student price by
showing school identification.
In addition to the Nov. 1
evening concert, the Little
Symphony will perform an
educational concert for fourth,
fifth, and sixth grade Hoke
County schoolchildren earlier
on Nov. 1. Maestro John Gos
ling will conduct the orchestra
for the adult concert and
Jackson Parkhurst will conduct
the children's concert.
Maestro Gosling recently
announced the concert pro
gram. It will feature the Little
Symphony performing Gabriel
li's "Sonata Piano e Forte,"
Dvorak's ''Slavonic Dances,
Nos. I and III," and Grieg's
"PeerGynt: Suite No. 1." Other
works to be performed are
"Suite Provincale" by Chabrier
and selections from "The Sound
of Music" by Richard Rogers.
The Symphony has per
formed in Raeford only once
before, in the 1960's.
Gosling, American both by
birth and training, is currently
serving his sixth year as artistic
director and conductor of the
North Carolina Symphony. He
has previously served in this
capacity with several orchestras
including the Erie Philharmonic
and the Monterey Symphony
Orchestra. A popular guest
conductor, he has appeared
with a number of orchestras
both in the U.S. and world -
wide. Gosling is also the
founder of "Music from Bear
Valley," a festival held each
year in California's High Sierra
Parkhurst. currently the con
ductor of the Brevard Chamber
Orchestra and the Brevard
College Collegiate Singers, was
the assistant conductor of the
North Carolina Symphony from
1%9 - 1971. He has studied at
Duke University, the University
of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, and the Manhattan School
of Music, receiving his masters
degree in orchestral conducting
from the latter institution.
Violinists Eileen Korbach
and Eric McCracken will also be
featured as the soloists per
forming Bach's Concerto in D
Minor for Two Violins and
String Orchestra (BMV 1043).
Miss Korbak, now in her
third season as a member of the
violin section of the North
Carolina Symphony, was an
honor graduate of the Duquesne
University School of Music,
studying with Charmian Gadd
and Richard Goldner. She was
awarded the Seibert Medal for
excellence in violin perform
ance. She was also awarded first
place violin competitions spon
sored by the Pittsburgh Concert
Society and was a member of
Walter Susskind's International
Youth Orchestra in Switzerland
The North Carolina Little
Symphony is one of two per
forming entities created periodi
cally by the division of the full
North Carolina Symphony in
half. This division is done in
order to reach areas that do not
have either the financial re
sources or the physical facilities
necessary for a full orchestra
Each Little Symphony con
sists of approximately 35
musicians drawn from the full
orchestra. The Little
Symphony, which performs
both evening concerts and
(Sec SYMPHONY, Page 12)