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According to Henley even that
cost may be too high.
"Some counties get 50^c state
matched funds for this type of pro
gram," Henley added.
But despite all this, Henley ad
mits, the cost may increase down
the road, especially if the county
buys the ambulance service.
"I still believe it is worth the ex
pense if wc save just one life,"
Of the 39.95 million people in
the United States expected to have
cardiac arrest, some will come
from Hoke County, Henley said.
"If it were you or a family
member going into cardiac arrest,
you would feel differently about
the paramedic program," Henley
Assault Charges Aired
In District Court Case
A Hoke County man was
sentenced in District Court this
week on charges of assaulting a
John Charles Baldwin of Rt. 3,
Raeford was sentenced by District
Court Judge Lacy S. Hair in one of
only 10 cases tried this week.
Judge Hair issued a 90 day
suspended sentence in Baldwin's
case with the provision that he stay
away from the prosecuting witness
and pay the cost of the action.
In other court matters, Harold
Teal of Raeford was given a prayer
for judgement on charges that he
obtained money under false
Teal apparently obtained money
from the United Carolina Bank
(UCB) with the promise that he
would do certain work and then
failed to keep that promise.
Judge Hair issued the ruling on
the condition that Teal pay the cost
of the action and reimburse UCB
in the amount of S88.
All other cases heard in district
court last week dealt with traffic
violations and these sentences were
handed down by Judge Hair:
--Robert Archie White, Shelby,
exceeding a safe speed, cost.
?Herbert Warne Wentworth,
Greensboro, exceeding a safe
? Jenxie Loncondo Killens, Red
Springs, driving without being a
licensed driver, 30 days suspended,
S2S and cost of the action, not to
operate a vehicle until properly
?David Jerry Harris, Rt. 2,
Raeford, failing to drive on the
right half of the road, cost.
?Roger Lee Pyle, Rockingham,
unsafe movement, cost.
--James Dixon Teachey,
Wallace, speeding (47-35), prayer
for judgement upon payment of
?Martha McGeachy Beatty, 511
Grant Ave., Raeford. exceeding
posted speed, cost.
--Frankie Town send, Red
Springs, speeding (49-35), prayer
for judgement upon payment of
Pate Named To Head
Local Bar Association
A Hoke County lawyer has been
elected president of the 12th
Judicial District Bar that is com
posed of lawyers from Hoke and
Warren L. Pate, who has lived
in Raeford since 1974, was elected
president last month by his fellow
lawyers within the district bar.
Pate, a native of Erwin. N.C. at
tended Wake forest University for
undergraduate studies and later at
tended the law school at Wake.
After graduating from law
school, Pate spent four years in
the U.S. Army in the Judge Ad
vocate General's Corps which is
the Army's corps for lawyers.
Pate's election means that he
will now preside over meetings of
the bar and "take care of other
things that might crop up during
"1 am really flattered by all this,
and hope 1 can do a good job,"
BENEDICT ARNOLD. Bene
dict Arnold, the American Revo
lutionary general whose name be
came a synonym for "traitor."
distinguished himself as an
American soldier before selling out
to the British. He played a major
role in the American victory at
Saratoga, in 1777.
Several sidewalk corners running along Main Street are being blocked off
by the yellow and orange barrels for the next couple of weeks. The reason
for all this is that the City of Raeford is spending some of its already
budgeted money to install wheelchair and handicap ramps. This is part of
an effort to get downtown revitillzation going, Raeford City Manager Ron
Matthews said. According to Matthews, the contractors for the job began
work Monday and hopes that the job will be completed within a week or
F or Shoplifting
For the third week, a Hoke
County youth has been picked up
by local police and charged with
According to Police Chief
Leonard Wiggins, an 11 -year old
apparently stole two packs of bub
ble gum and a candy bar from the
A & P store located in the Eden
borough Shopping Center.
The youth was turned over to
the juvenile authorities for disposi
tion, Wiggins said.
In other city crime, Clyde
Register of Raeford, reported that
someone had stolen four hubcaps
off his car while parked in the A &
P parking lot.
According to Chief Wiggins, the
matter is still under investigation.
--A1 Crittend of 204 E. Edin
borough Avenue reported that
someone had stolen a bicycle from
his home on May 3.
According to Wiggins, the stolen
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Machine will give current balances on checking accounts,
savings accounts, and Ready Credit.
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through Friday and $200 total Saturday through Monday.
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MasterCard issued by United Carolina Bank).
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bicycle was recovered from the Pig
and Chicken Resturant on the 401
by-pass but no one was arrested.
In county action. The Friend
ship Grove Freewill Baptist
Church reported that someone had
gone through a back window of
the church and taken a drum set
and miscellaneous frozen foods
from the facility.
An investigation into the matter
is continuing at this time.
In further business. Jack
Ramsey of Rt. 4, Raeford reported
that someone had stolen a lawn
mower from his back yard. No
suspects have been identified at
this lime, sheriff's reports say.
Old Hoke Firm
Changes Hands *
One of Hoke County's oldest
companies has changed ownership.
Hoke Oil and Fertilizer Co. Inc.
has been sold to local investors and
will operate under the name of
Hoke Concrete Works. President
Clyde Upchurch Jr. said Monday.
Hoke Oil and Fertilizer Com
pany Inc. was founded in 1913 as a
cottonseed oil mill. J.W. Johnson
served as the firm's first president
and was succeeded in 1916 by T.B.
Upchurch who lead the company
until his death in 1946. except for a
two year interim when J.C. Thomas
served as president.
At his father's death in 1946,
Lewis Upchurch became president
and under his leadership Hoke
Concrete Works was developed and
expanded into one of the sts?' .
largest producers of ligb' ight
Concrete Masonry Units.
Many of the schools, churches,
industrial and military buildings in
Southeastern North Carolina are
constructed with quality block
manufactured by Hoke Concrete
At the death of Lewis Upchurch,
T.B. Upchurch Jr. was elected
President and Archie Howard
served as Executive Vice President
until his death in 1970.
Clyde Upchurch Jr. was elected
as executive vice president and
general manager in 1970 and was
elected President in 1979 upon the
retirement of T.B. Upchurch Jr. He
has served the company for 44 years
as cotton seed buyer, gin manager,
sales manager, Executive Vice
President and as President. He will
continue to assist the new company
in Sales Promotion and as a
consultant and advisor.
The New Company will be
managed by Gary Mauney who has
been associated with Hoke Con
crete Works as assistant manager
and dispatchet for the past 10
Mauney has had wu'e experience
in daily operations of the plant
which employs 18 men as produc
tion workers and truck drivers.
Mrs. Ester Teal serves the com
pany as its secretary and book
keeper. She has over 25 years of
James E. Baker is general Super
intendent and has been with the
company over 40 years.
Hoke Concrete Works is a
charter member of the National
Concrete Masonry Association and
also of the North Carolina Concrete
Hoke Oil and Fertilizer Com
pany will begin a 12 month plan of
liquidation during which time the
assets of the corporation will be
distributed to the stockholders.
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Other suggestions included hav
ing a book day for people in the
community to donate old books to
the schools for use in the
classroom and library.
"All these things are worthwhile
and cost little to nothing," Nelson
said, noting that little things make
a difference in the appearance of
The board appeared enthusiastic
about the program and
unanimously endorsed the "Boot
In other board action,
preliminary budget figures were in
troduced by school finance officer
The board voted to include in
the 1983-84 budget a $20,000
allocation for the start of an
ROTC program at Hoke High
"We need a variety of programs
to meet the needs of the kids,"
Vice-Chairman Mina Townsend
said, emphasizing that the ROTC
program would benefit those who
did not wish to be involved with
the college preparatory classes.
"I think it is a very worthwhile
program and money well worth
spending to get ROTC in Hoke
County," Assistant Superinten
dent John McAllister said.
The board also voted to hold a
special meeting dealing with the
budget proposals, Monday May 23
at 7:30 p.m.
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