The Hoke County News - Established 1928
VOLUME LXXI1I NUMBER 49 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Performing Other Arts, and Crafts On Program
The Hoke County Journal - Established 1 905
$8 PER YEAR THURSDAY, APRIL 1 , 1982
Hoke Arts Festival To Open Saturday
BY SAM C. MORRIS
Did the Easter cold snap come
two weeks early? The old saying is
that it is always cold around Easter.
The past weekend was cold. From
all reports the peach crop in the
Sandhills was destroyed on Sat
^urday night.. The report from the
^mountains was that the apple crop
was hurt too.
1 happened to be at the beach
over the weekend and the wind on
Saturday and Sunday was not for
sunbathing. Of course this didn't
stop a few of the brave souls. On
Saturday afternoon one brave girl
was swimming in the pool.
The forecast is for the tempera
ture to get into the 70s by
^Wednesday. 1 haven't heard of any
Wrainfall and it seems that most folks
are now planting their gardens.
? * ?
Don't forget the Democratic
Convention at the Courthouse Sat
urday afternoon. It should get
started a little after one o'clock and
it will be a good time to meet
Congressman Bill Hefner.
? ? ?
The primary date hasn't been set
as this is being written and it now
seems it will be into summer before
the date is set.
The election officials in Wash
ington still must approve the last
plan submitted by the legislature
and then we will not be sure
whether court action will be taken
It will take about 30 days after all
this before the ballots can be
printed and the primary held. In
fact some candidates don't know at
this time who will be voting for
All I can say is "that it is a
9 Several weeks ago I ran some
figures in this column about the
number of people registered in
Hoke County. The figures were as
of March 10, 1982.
On March 10 the total number
registered in Hoke County was
7147. Of this total 6695 were
Democrats. 388 were Republicans
and 64 were not affiliated with
^ New figures were released on
"March 27 and they are as follows.
The total registration is now 7471.
This includes Democrats. 7011.
Republicans. 397; and Unaffili
ated, 63. Of this number 3492 were
males and 3979 were females.
So since March 10th there have
been 324 people to register in Hoke
County. The figures show that 316
registered Democrats; nine regis
tered Republican and one trans
ferred to another party from the
The books are still open and will
be until 30 days before the primary.
If you haven't registered, be sure to
do so immediately. The election
office is in the old county office
building across from the Post
Office. The office is open on
Monday. Wednesday and Friday.
It seemed for awhile Monday
night that the skies would not be
blue in North Carolina this week,
but the Tar Heels finally came
f. through with a one-point victory.
Maybe the time clock would have
made the score higher, but 1 don't
S believe you could nave asked for a
Amorc exciting game. The streets are
^painted blue today in Chapel Hill.
I think that most people wanted
5 to see Dean Smith win the first
# NCAA championship. It has been a
| long time in coming, but he looked
* very happy on TV Monday night.
Maybe the jinx on the cover of a
t certain magazine is over and the
' No-1 ranking doesn't defeat you
? any more.
9^ Some can say. "Wait until next
FOSTER FAMILY ?? The Foster Family Siring Band of Alabama will
entertain Hoke Arts Festival visitors. They play swing, traditional
hlnegrass. and old-lime material.
In February, From 13.4% In January
PERFORMING HERE -- Win
ston-Salem horn actress Paula
Larke is among the visiting artists
who will perform at the Hoke
County Arts and Crafts Festival.
She has sung, danced, and acted in
Hair,' "T*vo Gentlemen <?/
Verona. " "Agamemnon, " and.
most recently. For Colored Girls
Who Have Considered Suicide
When The Rainbow is Enuf. " She
also has produced, directed and
performed her own musical acts
and cabaret readings in concerts
across the U.S.
The weeklong Celebration of the
Arts '82 Hoke County Arts Festival
will be launched at 10 a.m.
Saturday with a parade through
This will be followed by an
outdoor barbecue at II a.m. at
Edenborough Shopping Center, a
benefit for Historical Flora Mac
A country dance festival will
follow at 2 p.m. at the McLauchlin
Park tennis courts. The performers
will be the Down Home Cloggers of
Laurinburg, who include some
Hoke County people, and are the
host group; Apple Chill Cloggers of
CLASSIC GUITARIST - Stan
Bumgarner. classical guitarist, will
perform at the Arts Festival April
7. His program will consist of an
informal mixture of dialogue, solo
pieces on the guitar and Renais
sance lute, and a slide show
accompaniment to selected pieces.
Hoke Unemployment Drops To 11.4%
Hoke County'!, unemployment
rate dropped to 1 1 .4% in February
from January's 13.4%. State Em
ployment Security Commission fi
In February. 880 of the 7.750
people in the county's labor force
were unemployed. In January the
unemployed totaled 1.060 of a
labor force of 7.900.
Hoke was among the 39 counties
in which the rate dropped from the
previous month. In 56. the rate rose
in February from January's figures,
and in five the rate remained the
same as it had been in January.
Swain had the highest in Feb
ruary ? 22.4% ? and was one of
the 58 counties which registered
Orange tor the fourth consecu
tive month was the only county
whose rate was as low as 4% or less.
Orange s was 3.8 in February, a
10th of a point higher than
'82 Proposed Budget $17,200
The largest increase in unem
ployment occurred in Vance Coun
ty which registered an increase of
4.6 percentage points. The largest
decrease in unemployment was
registered in Montgomery County,
down five percentage points.
In six of the state's 10 metropoli
tan statistical areas (SMSAs). un
employment increased from Jan
uary to February. The Raleigh
Durham area rose from 4.4 to
4.7%. Asheville from 8.6 to 9.7.
Burlington from 10. 1 to 11.2
percent, Greensboro/ Winston
Salem/High Point from 7.3 to 8
percent. Hickory from 8.9 to 9.4.
and Wilmington from 10.4 to 10.7
Unemployment decreased in the
Charlotte-Gastonia area Iron) 6.5
to b.3 percent. Fayetteville from 9
to 8.6 percent. Jacksonville from
t<> 4. and Salisburv-Concord
?n?m 6.5 percent to 6.4 percent.
Rescue Squad Made 272 Calls Last Year
The following are the highlights
of the annual report for January'
1 -December 31, 1981, of the Hoke
County Rescue Squad activities and
the proposed budget for 1982.
1982 PROPOSED BUDGET
TOTAL S17. 200
County of Hoke -- $5,000,
County of Hoke (Revenue Funds) -?
b.000. City of Raeford ?? 4,000.
Hoke County United Fund ?? 1,200,
donations -- 1 .000.
EXPENSES (TOTAL $17,200)
Rescue base building (FmHA
payment -- 4,258, Building-heat,
water, phone, lights, insurance --
2.500. vehicle insurance -? 1,200.
vehicle operational cost -- 3,026,
first-aid supplies -- 3.000. emer
repairs -- 2.500. N.C. Association
of Rescue Squads membership,
death benefit, and members' acci
dent insurance make up the
Line-item totals are subject to
change in order to maintain
The Hoke County Rescue Squad
has completed, except for partial
fencing in left front area, all
additions and purchases began this
year utilizing a $b0,000. FmHA
Community Facilities twenty-five
(25) year loan.
Completing of fencing has been
delayed due to buried telephone
cables, natural gas and water/
1981 Improvements were:
1. Addition of three rescue
vehicle bays with 12-foot remote -
2. Addition of second bath room
with complete bath facilities.
3. One new medical storage '
4. Completely paved all outside
area for parking and installed
5-foot chain-link fence.
5. Purchased and equipped a
1981 four-wheel -drive suburban for
1982 Planning Stage Improve
1. Purchase second Hurst Rescue
Tool "Jaws of Life" Model 32B.
2. Requested complete funding
from Region N, EMS Council, for
filter compressor system to refill air
tanks for this squad and all
city/county fire departments.
3. Modifications of present
Model 28 Hurst Rescue Tool;
addition of quick-dump valve and
protective coil springs on hydraulic
Present Vehicles include: Rescue
1 ?? 1976 Chevrolet one-ton rescue
crash truck. Rescue 2 - 1981
Chevrolet Suburban 3/4 ton light
rescue vehicle. Rescue 3 -- 1964
Willis Jeep with 2.400 AC gene
rator and two 500 w. quart/,
floodlights. Rescue 4 -- 1979 Chev
rolet Module Ambulance (EMS
grant /leased from county. Rescue 5
--Chevrolet Van Ambulance (certi
fied under grandfather clause) and
6 -- 1 14-foot aluminum boat with
10 HP Johnson outboard motor.
Presently the squad has 19
all-volunteer members of whom 12
are EMT-certified . Three new
members are currently enrolled in
EMT classes. All present EMT
personnel will begin Feb. classes to
retake state required examination
for recertifying their EMT.
These improvements could not
have been accomplished to main
tain an all volunteer rescue unit of
this calibre without the cooperation
and support received from the City
of Raeford. County of Hoke and
the citizens therein.
During last vear, the squad made
272 calls, compared with 294 in
1980; transported 28 patients,
seven more than in the previous
year; administered first aid at the
scene in 96 cases (1 19 in 1980); and
members spent a total of 1.100
hours, 18 minutes on calls, com
pared with 1.036 hours 57 minutes
1 he squad among other activities
went to the scenes of three fatal and
99 nonfatal personal -injury traffic
accidents, and 72 others involving
property damage; nine patients
suffering heart failure; 14 house
tires; five car fires; made searches
for tour lost people, and stood by at
23 football games and six special
events, in making the 272 calls.
Congressman Hefner To Speak
Hoke County's Democrats will
hold their convention Saturday in
the courtroom of the Courthouse
starting at 1 :30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be U.S.
Rep W.G. (Bill) Hefner of Kanna
polis, the Eighth District congress
man. Hoke County has been moved
to the Eighth from the Seventh by
the North Carolina General Assenv
bly's redistricting plan.
Officially. Hoke won't become
part of the Eighth till next January.
But Hoke County people are eli
gible to vote in a Democratic
primary to choose the nominee for
Eight District congressman, if Hef
ner is opposed by another Demo
crat or Democrats for renomina
tion: and in the November general
election to pick the district's con
gressman for the next two-year
Harold Gillis. Hoke Democratic
Executive Committee chairman,
said Monday in announcing the
county convention schedule that
the convention participants also
will choose the county's delegates to
US Ri'p. wc Hi /m i
(he congressional district, state and
sectional Democrats conventions.
Announced party candidates for
(See CONVENTION, pa*e 16)
Chapel Hill. Sandhill Grass blue
grass band of Aberdeen. Lauchlin
Shaw, who was named champion
senior fiddler at the Fiddlers Grove
Convention, and the Cabin Creek
Boys Old Time String Band ot
it' it rains, the dance festival will
be held in the J.W. Turlington
An extra attraction on the
Festival program is the opening
baseball game of the first season of
the semipro Hoke County Blazers
at Hoke High Stadium.
A Community Choral Sing will
be held Saturday night, starting at
7. in the J.W. Turlington School
auditorium. It will be a benefit for
the multihandicapped students in
the Hoke County schools.
On Sunday after morning
worship services, a Community
Arts and Crafts Demonstration and
Display will be held in the Turling
ton gvm and on the school grounds,
starting at 2~p.m. The program is
sponsored by the Hoke County Arts
A Visual Arts Display, poetry
reading and a flute performance
are scheduled at the school also.
An Outdoor Performing Arts
Concert will be held on the
Turlington grounds., It is sponsored
bv the Chaminade Club of Raetord.
Other performances are scheduled
for Sunday afternoon by the 82nd
Airborne Division Concert Band:
the Hoke Swingers square-dance
group, at 2 and 4:25 p.m.: by the
Hoke High School Barbershop
Singers; Jack Fra/ier and the
Southern Edition, of Raetord. in
strumental band; Lori Locklear
and the Countryman singers of Red
Springs; the singing group Shine --
Bev Tillman. Becky Tillman and
Alice Glisson. all of Raetord: the
Upchurch Junior High School
Chorus; and the instrumental band
Once-ln-Awhilers -- William
Davis. Joe Dupree. and Bobby
McBrvde of Raetord. and Frank
Baldwin of Fayetteville.
Monday night's program starting
at 8. in the Turlington auditorium,
will offer a salute to Cole Porter:
"Just One of Those Things." by the
Sandhills Caberet I roupe of
Southern Pines -? Laura Leigh
Wilson. Jack Williams. Krvin
Hennecv. Conny McKoy. and Ben
jy Haywood. The performance is
being sponsored by the Raetord
Kiwanis Club and Raetord Junior
On Sunday afternoon and 011
Monday morning and afternoon, a
large variety of arts and crafts and
their artists and craftsmen will be
on view at Turlington, in the gym
and library anil on the grounds.
Nearly all are Hoke Count \ people
and their creations. The .subjects
include wood -carving, painting,
needlecraft, quilting, radio-con
trolled model planes, fishing lure,
crewel, macranie. ice sculpture,
face-painting, candle wicking.
butter-churning, and balloons.
Child safety restraint aiso \?ili he
displayed by Mary Adams >?! tin'
Hoke County Health Department.
Mondav through -\*>rii l' ills
plays and ac! ?* ?* u- ,>:is. pet
forming arts, am: . .ilf, ?? ?il lv "i ii
at Hoke High School. I pvlniicb
Junior High, and Turlington.
Guest arts and crafts demon
strations and displays, and artists
and craftsmen w ill he at Hoke High
Monday, and T urlington Tuesday.
Bach program will start at lOO
a.m. The Raeford people partici
pating include Janice Clew is. Beth
Collins. George Ashlex. (iu\
Morris, and Glenn Snow. 1 he
visiting participants will he coming
from as far oft as the mountains
Skyland. five nnles southeast ol
Asheville. and Micaxillc. Yances
County, about 45 miles northeast of
Arrangements for the shows and
performances were made by
Festival committees of the schools.
The coordinators are: Dr Lenwood
Simpson, principal of Hoki High,
and Allen Edwards, principal ol
Upchurch. for Hoke High and
Upchurch; and F.mma Minis. I ur
lington principal, for Turlington.
The school chairmen are Linda
Huff, Hoke High. Floise Carter.
Upchurch. and Jane Davis, Tur
lington. The festival is a co
operative effort of the Hoke County
community and the counts schools.
The community Festival chair
man. from business and com
munity organizations, are: Yvonne
Snead. Hoke County Arts Council:
(Sec FESTIVAL, page 16)