The Hoke County News - Established 1928
VOLUME LXXIV NUMBER 4 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
S8 PER YEAR THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1982
BY SAM C.MORRIS
The summer weather has arrived
in May. For the past week the
thermometer has been in the 80s or
90s and for the week ahead it looks
the same. This weather is a little
above normal as far as temperature
is concerned for this time of year.
. The weatherman is back in town
'and he may be able to bring rain
with him. Anyway it is dry and it
won't be long before the need for
rain will become serious.
Earl Fowler, manager of the
Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Com
merce was by the office Monday
afternoon and wanted me to re
tmind folks about the chambers'
annual dinner to be held Tuesday,
May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gibson
School Cafeteria. The deadline for
getting your name on the list is
Friday morning. May 21 by 10 a.m.
Call the chamber office for reserva
tions. The number is 875-5929.
The speaker for the evening will
be Robert Morgan of Lillington,
former U.S. Senator from our
state. The public is invited to this
)event. Also the new officers will be
installed at this meeting.
Hope to see you and your wife at
Rose Sturgeon came by the office
last week and said that we always
had her title wrong when we used
>her name in the paper. The correct
title for Rose >s "Supervisor of
Elections." Now we are sorry that
we put the wrong handle on this
position. What we would ask is,
does the title pay any more money
than when it was "clerk."
While talking to her. we did find
out a few dates that might be of
interest to readers.
The last day to register for the
June 29th primary election is June
The last day to apply for an
absentee ballot is June 24.
For "one-stop" voting the office
: will be open for you to do this from
| June 2 through June 24. This
: means that if you have a valid
reason for not being in the county
on June 29th then you can go by the
office and cast a ballot during these
^ The difference between absentee
Pand "one-stop" is that an absentee
can be mailed to you and with
1 "one-stop" you must go by the
office. So this seems to me that
anyone can find time to vote.
Mrs. Sturgeon also stated that
beginning June 1 through June 29,
that the election office would be
open five days a week, Monday
So you still have time to register
and also many options to VOTE.
Paul Dickson was by the office
Monday afternoon and stated that
32 of the 39 members of the Class
of 1932 had accepted the invitation
to the reunion.
The reunion will be held Satur
day, May 22 at the Wagon Wheel
Restaurant, starting at 5 p.m.
? Of the seven that were not
coming, six had not answered the
letter and one, Junius Riley of
Florida, was unable to attend.
The committee would still like
any old pictures of the class, if
anyone has found these.
We know they will have a swell
time and think it Wbuld be great to
have pictures as they see each other
Rafter 50 years.
? * *
The graduation section that ap
pears each year in The Sews
Journal will be published on Thurs
day. June 3. The deadline for ads in
this section will be Wednesday,
P We want everyone to have an
opportunity to be in this section
along with the pictures of all the
graduatw. So if you have not been
contacted by the time this column
hits the street, be sure to call the
office at*875-2121 and Ann Webb
will get in touch with you.
This section has been popular
over the years and most seniors save
them for "look-back" In years to
fecome. So an advertisement will also
be seen In the future.
Accept Youth Task Force Recommendations
Commissioners OK Four Programs
For His State Prize-winning Poster
Brian Allen Receives Bike , Certificate
Brian Allen of Raeford was
presented a Certificate of Merit and
a bicycle by North Carolina Depart
ment of Transportation Secretary
William R. "Bill" Roberson Jr. and
the North Carolina Bicycle Com
u Tirv/ sTwr:
mittee for his award winning
bicycle poster May 7 at the
Highway Building in Raleigh.
Brian is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
This year's contest and North
Carolina's Bicycle Week theme is
"North Carolina is for Bicycling."
To help promote the theme, the
North Carolina Bicycle Committee
sponsored the third annual North
Carolina Bicycle Poster Contest.
This year's posters were to incor
porate some combination of bicycl
ing and a North Carolina feature or
landmark. Only local winners were
eligible to participate in the state
Brian's poster won "Most Origi
nal - 4th Grade" out of 200 local
winners that were sent to Raleigh
from throughout North Carolina.
Brian attends South Hoke School.
Brian also received a bicycle bag
and bicycle cap. The bicycle was
donated by Schwinn Bicycle Co.
and the bag by Sun Tour USA.
Inc., and the cap by Chain Bike
Brian Allen s winning poster.
Brian Allen with the bicycle his poster won for him.
United Way Tops Goal By $1,274.60
Ken Witherspoon, United Way
campaign "fctffcirfnan for 1982, today
announced the successful comple
tion of this year's campaign with a
total of $21,555.60 raised in contri
butions and pledges.
This amount exceeds the goal by
51,274.60. This is the second
consecutive yfcar that tfce United
Way has exceeded its campaign
Witherspoon believes that all
those that participated should feel
good about the financial support
they made to the United Way
"agencies. The strong support for
the United Way continues to
confirm its effectiveness and useful
ness in the single contribution
Nine local agencies representing
the American Red Cross. Boy
To Military Assistance Center
Raeford Native ICA Advisor
Lewis W. Pate was recently
selected to become the new United
States International Communica
tions Agency (ICA) advisor to the
John F. Kennedy Center for Mili
tary Assistance at Fort Bragg.
Pate was born in Raeford. He
began his Foreign Service career
after graduating from Wake Forest
College and studying as a research
scholar in Bangkok. Thailand.
Pate has held numerous key
diplomatic posts in Southeast Asia,
South America, and Africa.
Between assignments, he attended
the Fletcher School of Law and
He was recently nominated by
Charles Z. Wick and will serve as
the United States foreign policy
advisor to the center.
Pate is currently serving as the
Public Affairs Officer. United
States Embassy. Kinshasa. Zaire,
and is scheduled to arrive at Ft.
Bragg in July.
Scouts. Girl Scouts, the Rescue
Squad, Home Health." the Chil
dren's Center, the Senior Citizens,
and the White Cane Program. In
addition, eight state and national
agencies will receive financial sup
port from our local United Way.
Witherspoon also revealed that
the City of Raeford had 100%
participation from its 59 employees
and that the average contribution
rate of $28.13 per employee was a
record for the United Way. Strong
industrial support was also gener
ated by both Burlington Industries
and Tex Elastic. Many other
businesses, governmental units,
and individuals will be recognized
in the near future at an awards
Participation by volunteers who
solicited funds as well as those who
contributed made the 1982 United
Way Campaign successful. A spe
cial thank you was extended by
Witherspoon for all these efforts.
Special Olympics Draws Hundreds
Rhenda Cameron said "It never
rains on the Special Olympics,"
and Thursday's weather backed her
up for the 1982 Hoke County event
at Hoke High Stadium.
Mrs. Cameron is coordinator of
the county school system's pro
grams for special children. The
annual Special Olympics is for the
students in the classes for the
The weather was close to perfect,
though it became hot about noon,
and hundreds of the Special
Olympic students, some in wheel
chairs, and volunteer helpers
turned out for the games.
The volunteers included stu
dents, businessmen and women,
teachers, and other professional
people, and five residents of the
Sandhills Youth Center ac
The News-Journal's headline on
a news report of Flora S. Crowley
completing 35 years continuous
service with Burlington Industries
contained an error when it was
published last week.
The headline says she "retires."
Flora Crowley did not retire,
and the announcement made by
Burlington Industries did not say
she did. The error was committed
by the headline writer. The News
Journal regrets it.
Flora Crowley is still in active
service with Burlington.
companied by the Center's pro
gram director, J. P. Smith, Sr.
Mrs. Cameron, commenting on
the volunteers, said that when the
first Olympics was started, she and
others called people to ask them to
serve as volunteers.
"Now." she said, "they call us."
asking if they can help.
Among the volunteers was
George Maynor. who starred for
Hoke High's basketball team till he
graduated in 1975. then starred
playing tor East Carolina Uni
versity. He graduated from ECU in
1980. Replying to a question, he
said he is looking for a career in the
pros, either in the Canadain
League or NBA.
(See Related Photos Inside)
Heres how Part of Hoke High Stadium s field looked during the Special Olympics about 12:30 p.m.
The Hoke County commissioners
at their mid-month meeting for
May Monday night adopted a
motion to accept recommendations
to conduct four programs through
1982-83 to divert children from
heading to the juvenile court
The commissioners acted after
hearing explanations from Ken
Witherspoon, chairman of the
Hoke County Youth Services Task
Force, which recommended the
programs for the commissioners'
Three of the programs are
presently being conducted, and one
is new. All are state or federal
financed and require relatively little
in county funds.
They and the funding sources
-Alternate Learning Center at
Upchurch Junior High School,
510,100 from the state Community
Based Alternatives. This is for
junior high students who cannot be
fitted for the time being into the
regular classes, because of personal
problems. Witherspoon said the
county's matching portion could be
"in kind", (in value of labor, and
costs), rather than in cash.
--Alternate Learning Center at
J.W. Turlington School; 511,573
from the federal juvenile Justice
and Delinquency Prevention funds,
$927 from CBA, and no county
matching payment required.
Witherspoon said, however, this
would be the last year for the JJDP
funding anywhere in the state.
?Motivational Recreation, con
ducted through the Hoke County
Recreation Department, $4,210
funded by Community Based Al
ternatives; the county can- provide
its share in kind. For example, the
past year, the first for this pro
?;ram, CBA allowed the utility cost
or the gym used in the program as
the local matching fund.
--Life Skills and Personal Ap
pearance Program, the new one,
conducted through the Agricultural
Extension Service, $1,880 by CBA.
The program, named "Looking
Good and Feeling Good." aims to
"increase self-concept and help
youth develop life skills of assessing
oneself, building on personal
strengths, becoming and develop
ing as a person, developing winning
ways, looking one's best, and
keeping fit," says the description
provided by the State Department
of Human Resources Division of
Youth Services. It is a CBA
program and will serve 30 young
people ages 12 through 17. It will
be directed by Alice Lancaster.
Hoke County Extension 4-H agent.
The Turlington program is to
serve 240, and the past year served
250; Motivational Recreation. 150
in the 1982-83 funding period,
some fewer than in 1981-82; and
250 in the Upchurch Alternative
Education program. 19 fewer than
in the past year.
The commissioners adopted a
motion accepting a state recom
mendation that the taxable value of
a 1.07-acre tract owned by Mrs.
Carolvn McCranev be reduced to
SI, 500 from S2.KS0.
The recommendation was made
by John I. Farthing, real property
appraiser tor the Property Tax
Commission of the State Depart
ment of Revenue.
County Tax Supervisor Lester
Simpson expressed agreement with
Farthing's recommendation. Far
thing based his recommendation,
and Simpson agreed with the
Finding, that "the lowness of the
land makes it unlikely that the
property would be suitable for
building purposes; and that the
SI, 500 "is a fair value based on a
comparison with other home sites
in the area." His letter to Simpson
said Johnny Bailey also of the state
commission and Farthing both held
The commissioners accepted the
recommendation of Ann H. Pate,
director of the County Parks and
Recreation Commission, that
Oscar Chavis be appointed to serve
the unexpired portion of the term
of Mrs. Brenda Jacobs as a member
of the commission. Mrs. Jacobs'
term expires in August 1983. Mrs.
Pate's letter to County Manager
James Martin containing the
recommendation advises that Mrs.
Jacobs resigned last April because
of inability to attend the monthly