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LOUIS H. IOGLEMAN. JR.. . ?
HENRY L. BLUE
MRS. PAUL DICKSON
Second am* fotft .1 R??rord. N.C
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1982
T ougher court fiction
The campaign ,o get drunk drivers off North CaroUna s highways
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and present it in court. v,owever that people charged with
District Court records sh^nS"ng liquor can escape loss of
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:: driving licenses by pleading guilty to
:: accepting the plea. ^ ing to take tougher
Got it backwards
Kent Kelly's book c^?^l,^oveVwWch ""supposed
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dripping, like blood abortion.
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[Browsing in the files
I of The Nowt-Joorna
25 years ago
Thursday, April 18, 1957
The county-wide tax appraisal
board of J.H. Blue. J.H. Blythe and
Tom F. McBryde. of which Blythe
is chairman, is spending much time
these days working with the ap
praisal experts of the Southern
Appraisal Co. to make certain that
\alues are applied to all property in
the county the same way.
? ? *
Lawrence J. Campbell. 59. died
in Scotland Memorial Hospital
Saturday after a short illness.
* * *
Hoke High School Principal
W.T. Gibson. Jr. spoke at the
Hoke ? Raeford Parent - Teacher
Association Mondav night in favor
ot the Kiwanis - sponsored youth
recreation program for the com
* ? *
The Bank of Raeford. which
reported deposits of S3. 61 1,609 at
the close of business on December
31. 1956. gained 638 places in its
standing among the 5900 largest
banks in the United States during
* ? ?
Graham Monroe, chairman of
the agriculture committee of the
Raeford Chamber of Commerce,
said this week that the Chamber
had endorsed the principles of the
News and Observer's "Farm In
come Contest" and that arrange
ments are being made to con
siberably expand the list of prizes
available to Hoke County farm
families who enter.
* * *
Bill Clark, president of the
Raeford Junior Chamber of Com
merce, said this week that the club
had contributed S 100 to the Hoke
High School Glee Gub for use
toward the purchase of their robes.
15 years ago
Thursday, April 20, 1967
Israel Mann, Raeford merchant
and civic leader, has been declared
the first North Carolinian to win
the Shofar Award by Boy Scouts of
? * ?
Low bids totaling $135,888 were
tentatively accepted here Friday on
four of six contracts for a new
* * *
Raeford "art lovers" turned out
in large numbers during the week
end to view paintings, statues,
carvings, ceramics and other works
exhibited by local "artists" in an
all-local art show sponsored by the
garden and literature departments
ot the Raeford Woman's Club.
? * ?
About 100 Hoke County students
have applied for transfer to schools
other than those they are attending
this year, according to W.T.
Gibson. Jr.. superintendent of
* * *
A Hoke County steer, belonging
to Kenneth Hendrix, placed third
Tuesday in the Fayetteville area fat
stock show and sale.
* * ?
Doug Wallace was elected presi
dent of the Raeford Jaycees Thurs
day night. He will succeed Al
* * *
Some ISO to 160 golfers are
expected to take part in the second
annual Raeford Lions Club Golf
Tournament on May 6 and 7 at
Arabia Golf Club.
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It s a Small W orld
By Bill Lindau
There's the mythical postman
who takes a walk on his day off.
Then there's the veterinarian
who performs surgery -- several of
them, in fact - on HIS day otT.
Dr. Russell Tate isn't mythical.
He's real. And that's what he did
one Wednesday (the first one of this
month). He drove over from his
home in Vass to his Raeford
Animal Clinic. While he was there,
with time on his hands, he operated
on LuLu to prevent pups.
LuLu is the unidentified, collar
less dog I picked up in Southern
Pines and brought over to Raeford
as, through no fault of her own but
because of that periodic thing that
comes automatically to female
dogs, she was attracting male dogs
-- three or four of them. Fred didn't
care for all that attention to his new
friend, and the result was he got
into three fights in two days, all
with the same dog. The worst
injuries were a few scratches
(animals of the same species don't
try to kill each other; only people
do). But I took Lulu to Raeford to
keep her confined till the period
Dr. Tate came over on his day
off, which happened to be about
the time Lulu was in the last stages
of her period; so he went and
Lucky thing he came, though, as
after Lulu was taken care of along
came three emergencies.
Dr. Tate loves animals, which is
common to veterinarians and their
assistants as well. But he also
enjoys working. Which is why he
has clinics in Raeford. Vass (now a
boarding place), and Southern
Pines, which he opened last sum
mer. He also has a young veterina
rian -- Dr. Keith Harrison -- to
share the medical work, and two
veterinary technicians, besides the
non-veterinary professionals on his
He is one of those people whose
families knew the Depression, so
Dr. Tate went to work in child
hood, not because he was crazy
about it then but because his family
needed him to. That was up in the
mountains of Watauga County -
around Blowing Rock, I've heard.
Anyway, he's been working all
his life, including earning his way
to first a college degree then
through veterinary medical school.
He started his practice 27 years
Now he really doesn't have to
work nearly so long or hard, and
certainly not on his days off.
because he did work hard and long.
But now it's habit and he enjoys
helping animals. Which is a bless
ing to all the little and big critters,
and their human owners, when the
animals need any kind of treat
ment, from a "shot" to emergency
treatment for a heart attack, to
Incidentally, I found out where
LuLu lives. The morning after I
brought her home from Dr. Tate's
establishment, she ran off across
the neighbor's yard, to her home.
She'd been confined when her
period had started but she'd es
caped, her owner, whom I met a
few days later, explained. He had
been worried about LuLu's absence
and was greatly relieved when she
showed up again, and also grateful
for all that expert attention she had
1 named her LuLu as all vets
need names for their patients, for
the records. I haven't found out yet
what her owner calls her.
Read Psalm 91
You, I.ord, Rive perfect peace lo
those who keep their purpose firm
and put their trust in you.
?Isaiah 26:3 (TEV)
One year a late frost had struck
the fields of southwestern Ontario.
The same devastation was expected
as had occurred several years
earlier when a similar frost
destroyed hundreds of acres of
young plants. To everyone's sur
prise, no such damage occurred
Baffled, agriculturalists looked
more closely to see why the plants
had not died. They discovered
there had been a particularly heavy
dew that night. As it lay on the
tender leaves, it formed a protect
ing blanket between them and the
frost, shielding the plants from
Just so, God's loving care comes
between danger and those who
love and put their trust in God.
This loving care may not prevent
all danger from reaching us or evil
from doing its worst, but protected
by the blanket of the everlasting
arms, those who trust God find
security and peace.
PRAYER: O God, in times of
weak mm help me to find Your
strength; in skkBeaa, Your health;
in confusion, peace; ia sadness,
Joy; In sin, forgiveness; in donbt,
faith. I come to You through
Christ, who never leaves nor for
sakes me. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God's loving care is a shield to pro
Not all promises are en
There may be a moral obligation
to keep a promise, but unless there
is something called "considera
tion" there is no legal obligation
(and, no contract).
Consideration is the benefit one
party receives at the other party's
expense as part of an agreement. A
bare promise to do something is
not enforceable unless the person
on the receiving end of the promise
is giving up something in order to
Without consideration, the
transaction is merely a gift.
Consideration does not have to
be a large sum. k may be a very
small amount of money or other
property, or it may be a promise in
return for a promise.
CLIFF BLUE . . .
People & Issues
OPINION POLL. ..We ha\e
just run an Opinion Poll in our
newspaper, The Sandhill Citizen.
When the 50th ballot came in just
before press time, we ended the
poll and counted up.
Here is the way the ballots
1. What kind of a President do
you feel Ronald Reagan is mak
ing? Answers: Good 18, Average
20. Poor 12.
2. What kind of a Governor do
you feel Jim Hunt is making?
Answers: Good 21, Average 18,
Poor 1 1, Neither 2.
3. Who do you favor for U.S.
Senator in 1984? Answers: Hunt
16, Helms 31, Neither 3.
4. Do you favor increasing the
Sales Tax from 4 cents to 5 cents
which the Board of Education has
endorsed? Answers: Yes 3, No 43,
5. Are you registered to vote?
Answers: Yes 50, No 0, Race:
White 48, Black 2, Politics:
Democratic 41, Republican 7,
The ballots were not from one
section of the county. They were
scattered over the county and a few
from out of the county.
Comment: This was strictly a
straw vote without any pressure
from anyone. We were a little sur
prised at some of the results.
However, in number this was a
greater percentage of the votes in
the county than the national polls
say they question percentagewise
in the nation.
This was a strictly "straw vote"
and sometimes straws bend with
the wind, sometimes one way. and
Moore County is a two party
county, even though the registra
tion books show the registration
about 60% Democratic and 40%
Republican. The State House
member, the Sheriff, and three
commissioners are Republicans;
with the Clerk of Court, Register
of Deeds and Coroner, Democrats.
TOM G1LMORE... Former
State Rep. Tom Gilmore is doing
an outstanding job arousing the
people against the proposed four
year term for legislation.
The opposition was asleep at the
bat when they didn't fight having
the referendum for four-year terms
set for the general election, rather
than at the primary election. Fewer
people vote in the primaries than in
the general elections, when most
changes to our constitution are
Proponents to the bill in the
General Assembly evidently realiz
ed that in the primary with a
smaller vote, their chances might
be better than in a larger vote in
the general election.
INFLATION. ..It doesn't look
as if the Carolina Power & Light
Company is doing much to hold
down inflation when the company
executives receive pay raises of
21 .8% to 34.4%. Robert Fishback,
director of the Utilities Commis
sion's Public staff, called the
salary increase "abusive." which |
the public will likely agree with.
According to a USDA report,
statistics point to a dramatic drop
in the rate of rise in electricity used
by rural people, causing a U.S.
Department of Agriculture official
to doubt the accuracy of future
UNC POLL.. .A UNC Chapel
Hill Journalism recognition poll
for candidates for governor, show- i
ed John Ingram was the leader
with 84% recognition followed by
former U.S. Senator Robert
Morgan with 82%.
The School of Journalism poll
indicated that Lt. Gov. Jimmy
Green, 1980 gubernatorial can
didate I. Beverly Lake, Jr. and At
torney General Rufus Edmisten
were also recognized by more than
70% of those surveyed.
Among other possible can
didates mentioned were Dr. '
William Friday, U.S. Rep. Charles
Rose of Fayetteville, Charlotte
Mayor, Eddie Knox, former Depu
ty Secretary of Human Resources,
Thomas Gilmore and Ben Cass
Ballenger. Recognition ranged
from 39 to 14%.
Several other potential can
didates were not listed in the Tar
Heel poll, one being former Mayor
Belk of Charlotte, along with Dr. I
Leo Jenkins, former President of
East Carolina University and Dr.
Wiggins of Campbell College. 593
people of voting age responded to
the UNC Journalism phone calls.
Letter To The Editor
Editor, The News-Journal
The Hoke County commissioners
voted April 5 to allow three Hoke
County residents land use value on
property they either owned or
Aside from the fact a deadline
for filing had passed, the tax
supervisor made a statement to the
board that he believed that the
board could accept the late request
of said property owners (reading
from the N.C. law).
Personally I see nothing wrong
with the property owners' request,
or with the decision of the board if
the tax supervisor had made avail
able to all who qualified the samf
favor (noticing as he phrased it)."I
did not see a form for these
property owners. I wrote letters to
some inquiring as to why they
I do not suggest that impropriety
exists for the uppcrcrest or upper
crust (as you prefer). I do suggest
that we as tax pavers should look
closely at the habitual voting pat
terns of the present board.
Since January 1982 one com
missioner has made 28 motions
seconded by the same board
member (by my calculation). Two
members make motions that have
minor importance such as, ac
ceptance of previous minutes, or
non-monetary matters. Another
board member's motions tradi
tionally die for lack of seconds or
are countered by other motions;
when (according to chairman and
others) a motion can carry without
a second, in the past 16 months not
a single motion has.
Yes on occasion there's a tie.
When this occurred the records
show that (except for one occasion)
the same three commissioners vote
together. By now some readers have
become inebriated by so much
jockeying to at least this writer has.
On another matter some com
missioners are upset by what they
believe is an infraction of county
policy regarding construction of
low-or moderate-income housing if
it is not carried through what is
described as Channels. Now that's
O.K. if Federal, State or Municipal
funds are used. But what about
good old fashion independent
enterprise? Not to mention
And Easter just passed, some
liticians did not see the kiss, the
trayal, the Cross, the Crucifix,
the stone rollaway or even the
Resurrection, but they may see so
great a cry for political rejuvenation
throughout this little hamlet of
Hoke that truly the people may let
the commissioners GO -- or is it
1 don't know about others but 1
had managed to make it this far in
life without ever having heard of
the Falkland Islands.
Such ignorance wasn't
something 1 was losing sleep over,
as there must be thousands of
islands scattered around in the
oceans of the world most people
haven't heard of. And if a man is
going to be ignorant of something,
tiny islands are about as good as
The reason 1 am now aware of
the Falklands is that the world is
too thoroughly televised.
As 1 understand it, Argentina
has been arguing for 1 50 years that
the islands belonged to her, not the
British, although England has been
in charge of the place. So, after
debating for a century and a half
Argentina, with what might be
called Congressional speed, decid
ed finally to take over the territory
and make everybody there speak
Spanish instead of Cockney, not to
mention drill for the oil that may
lie under the ocean floor nearby.
So the TV networks, tickled
pink to get rid of the El Salvador
story, which they couldn't make
heads or tails of anyway, leaped on
the Falkland Islands. A place with
only 1,800 people and 600,000
sheep is a lot more photographical.
It makes a person wonder, if
Argentina hadn't charged on to the
island, what would the three net
works have lead off their evening
news shows with that day and for
day thereafter? For one thing, I
still wouldn't have heard of the
At this writing, there's no telling
what will happen. Forty-six British
ships are steaming toward the
Falklands 8,000 miles away and
eventually will get there, if the
mortgage holders don't foreclose
and call them back to port. All
wars are waged on credit and most
nations are already over -extended.
People who finance via taxes ships,
submarines, airplanes and nuclear
bombs are reluctant to see their in
vestments risked in combat.