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James D. Chason, 16, of Lumber Bridge (center) and other participants in the U.S. Teen Safe Driving Cham
pionship get a few helpful tips from an Illinois State Trooper. Chason . along with 37 other state winners par
ticipated in the three day test and came away tied for sixth place. Chason. who was chosen for his driving skill by
Driving instructor Howard Barkley, is a sophomore at Hoke High. The Xational finals of the Amvets-Dodge
Driver Excellence Program was held May IS in Chicago.
Chason Finishes Sixth
In National Competition
James Darrin Chason,
sophomore at Hoke County High
School, tied for sixth place in the
Driver Excellence competition in
Chicago, Illinois on May 16. He
was accompanied by his Drivers
Education instructor, Howard
As a finalist, he received a
plaque, a windbreaker and an ex
clusively designed watch.
Operation Driver Excellence was
established by AM VETS, a
200,000 member national veterans
organization, and the Dodge Divi
sion of Chrysler Corporation to
serve as a positive response to the
ever-present problem of traffic ac
cidents and fatalities on America's
roads and highways.
The goal of Operation Driver
Excellence is to train teenagers
through competition to be this na
tion's superior drivers.
The three-day finals covered
four phases of safe driving. A
comprehensive written exam
Saturday evaluated knowledge of
motoring laws and theory.
The driving portions were super
vised on Sunday by members of
the Illinois State Police. A trooper
accompanied each contestant dur
ing the competition's second
phase, over-the-road driving on
The University of North
Carolina at Wilmington today an
nounced the names of students
who qualified for the dean's list
for spring semester 1983.
To qualify for academic distinc
tion at UNCW, students carrying
12 to 14 hours must earn a quality
point average of 3.5 or better with
no grade lower than a B. Students
carrying 15 or more hours must
earn a 3.2 average with no grade
less than B.
Students on the dean's list in
clude Kevin Wayne Markham of
Pvt. Tommy A. Graham, son of
Robert L. and Mary G. Jones of
1004 N. Jackson St., Raeford, has
completed a tracked-vehicle
mechanic course at the U.S. Army
Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky.
During the course, students were
trained to repair engines, transmis
sions, and the fuel, electrical and
air hydraulic systems of the
Army's tracked-vehicles. They also
learned to perform recovery opera
tions for abandoned, damaged,
disabled or mired vehicles.
He is a 1963 graduate of Hoke
County High School, Raeford.
Penalty points were assessed ac
cording to how each youngster
handled typical traffic and open
road situations on city streets, ex
pressways and two-lane highways.
Failure to use safety equipment,
such as scat belts, door locks,
brakes and mirrors also cost penal
The third phase used a special
closed course set up on a parking
lot at Soldier's Field to measure
the teenagers' ability to handle a
car in routine maneuvers and in
tests such as keeping the wheels on
the passenger side of the car be
tween two paralleled lines of balls
to gauge the driver's depth percep
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Between Foyetteville & Roeford
Moke application at Manning &
A. A. Meetings
Wed. 8 p.m.
1 he final phase simulated traffic
hazards. An emergency stop was
created by firing a chalk pellet
from a device mounted on the
fiont bumper of a test car traveling
a narrow corridor between two
rows of pylons.
The discharge sound signaled
diiveis to apply the brakes. Best
score was for controlled stopping
within the shortest distance with
the fewest pylons disturbed.
An evasive maneuver forced
students to react quickly when
coming to a fork in a pylon-lined
roadway. Overhead traffic lights
signaled a last-second land selec
tion. Disturbed pylons cost penalty
The News-Journal is publish
ed every Thursday by Dickson
Press Inc. at 119 W. Elwood
Avenue, Raeford, N.C. 28376.
Second Class postage is paid at
Raeford, N.C. (USPS 388-260).
Subscription rates are payable
in advance at S10 per year in
Hoke County and $12 per year
outside of Hoke County.
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U.S. Highway 401 By
by Teresa Taylor
On Friday of last week, the
Spanish Club took a trip to Busch
Gardens in Williamsburg,
Virginia. Seventy-three members
participated in the trip.
Chaperones were Ms. Vicki Wiles,
advisor of the Spanish Club, Ms.
Faye Davis and George
The group left Raeford at 3:30
a.m. Saturday and returned at 2
A good time was had by all who
The seniors will attend their
final day of high school on Friday
of this week.
Seniors are exempt from final
exams under the condition that
they have successfully completed
the requirements for graduation.
However, those unfortunate few
who must take a final exam will do
so at the beginning of next week.
Graduation will be held on June
10 at 8 p.m. in the Hoke High
Marshalls are as follows:
Marilyn Blake, Leigh Brock, Wan
da Chason, Leslie Foster, Donna
Oxendine, Rodney Powell, Andrea
Shaw, Kim Smith - Chief, John
Ward, Ruth Wheeler, Lisa
Williams and Lisa Upchurch.
The senior dinner will be held on
Tuesday of next week.
Not just clowning around
The Hoke High Chorus and Chorale under the direction of Anne Dorsey performed before a packed audience
May 19. " A Night Under the Big Top" which encompasses the life of P. T. Barnum featured solos by Kent
Locklear, Caroline Ansley, Adriene Kemp, Tammie Hendrix and Bobby Carter. The climax of the evening came
when senior members of the chorale honored Dorsey with a surprise gift and a song.
Dyeing Plant Recognized For Safety
The Burlington Industries, Inc.
Menswear Division Dyeing Plant
has been recognized by the Na
tional Safety Council for its ex
emplary on-the-job safety perfor
mance fot 1982.
" . National .Safety council
selected the Dyetng Plant for *- Se
cond place award in its Textile Sec
tion Finishing Plants Division.
This annual on-the-job safety con
test is based on the lowest in
cidence rates achieved by National
Safety Council member organiza
tions during 1982.
The Dyeing Plant qualified for
its safety award based on having
a?ro cases involving days away
from work during 1982 and a zero
incidence rate per 200,000
employee hours worked. For com
parison, the average rate for all
competing units in this contest
category is 0.52 cases involving
days away from work per 200,000
The award was accepted on
behalf of Dyeing )Pl&nt employees
by Bob Garren, Personnel
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