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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 2
R AFFORD, N. C. 'THURSDAY. JUNE 14. 1913
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NEWS Of OUR
Pan ISLaJll Tamos Rllio.
TvKXi - 'iHke High's Principal For Past
Air Observationist, Is Four Years Will Head Junior
Awarded Air Medal I And Senior High Schools.
Captain Neill James Blue, son of
Mr. and ?.Irs. N. B. Blue of Raeford,
has betin awarded the air medal for
meritorious achievement, according to
a recent message received here by
Capt. E'.ue is assigned to the 540th
Field Aitillery battalion which was
attached to the 66th Division serving
in France and Germany. His medal
was awarded for achievement while
acting as forwaf j observer for the ar
tillery, during which he was credited
with 47 missions over enemy terri
tory. George Baker Awarded
Combat Infantry Badge
Pfr. George M. Baker, son of Mr.
and Mi::. Alex Baker. Route 1. Rae
ford. was recently awarded the Co r
bat Infantryman Badge. Pfc. Baker,
.now stationed at an advance base
somewhere in the Pacific, won the
coveted award .for satisfactorily per
forming Ms duty in ground opera
15; '-:er wa inducted in'o the
ii Aoril. 1943. H -pcivcd
For: Riley. K i--:is.
'ch he v:- n'-
., C v.:
nd ic! Kb!-
Awarder Bronze Star
c A. Ili'ms. 10. son of
:...l Mrs. J. Fre : Burns, h :
been awardi:! the B4 or.zj S'ar for.
r e.'it nous ser ice. according to in
f :4n:;:iim receiiea here last week.
Pvt. Bin. -.5 was serving with a ar
mored unit somewhere in the
South Pacific. lie entered the ser
vice about December 1, 1944, .and
has hi en overseas since March of
Quail Hatched tn
Clay Lilly, highway supervisor for
Raeford, exhibited a most unusual
sight in Raeford Tuesday afternoon,
and with the strange sight went a
most unusual story.
During the afternoon he was op
erating a road grading machine on
the shoulder of a highway near
town, the blade of the grader ran
over and killed a mother quail. He
stopped and found that none of the
eggs o,f the 13 in the nest was hurt
and the nest was apparently untouch
ed, the grader had been set just
high enough to have killed the bird.
He picked up the eggs and placed
them in a toesack, hoping that when
he arrived home could find a bantam
hen which was inclined toward
motherhood which would finish the
mother quail's job. But birth was
tao near, no additional incubation
was needed, except what was de
rived trom the" toesack and the heat
of Tuesday's sun. When Mr. Lilly
arrived home, eleven chick quail had
hatched. The other two eggs are
being given proper pre-natal care
with Mr. Lilly pacing the floor ex
pectantly and with hopes that all
will be hatched and live to enjoy
a tetider and watchful childhood be
fore he releases them this fall.-
Granted To Six
Dr. Watson M. Fairley, of Mon
treal and formerly pastor of the
Raeford Presbyterian church, was
one of a group of six graduates of
Davidson college who received speci
ally prepared 50-year diplomas at
the commencement exercises of the
school Wist week, when the class of
1895 held its reunion.
V. R. White Named
V. R. White, principal of the Hoke
High School for the past four years,
was elected to and accepted the
principalship of the Fayetteville Jun
ior and Senior Schools of Fayetteville
at a special meeting of that city's
school board held Monday evening.
Mr. White will succeed W. B. Har
rill who has held the position for
the past ten years, and has now
been named principal training of
ficer of the North Carolina division
o the Veterans Administration. It
is understood that there were 15
schoolmen considered by the board
prior to the selection of the local
man for the post.
Mr. White came to Raeford from
Bisroe, where he had been princi
pal for six years, and there and in
Raefori he has made excellent rec
ords in school management. A ra-
;tive of Belvidere. he is a graduate
of Guilford college and holds a mas
ter degree from Wake Forest.
I Since coving to Raeford he has
i been active in the work of the Kiw
inr.is club, and is vice president of
I the organization. Ho has been ar-
M'.ve in Si outing ir.C4
i youth r.t
k and' ha
ii:.;h .t'!.! in -!;U fart of tiio s'atc.
The vccii'ional r.iacation ncpai:
ni.r.t has been greatly iirprovrd and
cii'.arj.ri. and nu- new department
of Trades and Industry ha- been
planned by him for an even greater
vocai ior.al service which will b? a
vailabie to Hoke students as soon as
an ad-itional qualified teacher can
"The band has been organized and
excellent musical training is given
these students. Our visual education
program has been enlarged and has
taken a definite and sound place in
our system under Mr. White. The
lunchroom program has been thor
oughly organized under his direc
tion, and progress has been made to
ward student self government.
"During his four years here," Mr.
McDonald concluded, "Mr. White has
laid extra stress upon good work in
the academic departments in both
the elementary and high schools and
marked improvement in" scholarship
averages has been secured. We will
have difficulty in securing an equally
PROUD OWNERS OF WAR
BONDS Fifty-three pupils of the
Raeford Grammar school, forty-nine
of whom are shown in the picture
above with their mascot, became
members of the Walt Disney club of
War Bond owners two weeks ago,
when they were awarded their Dis
ney certificates at a special exercise
which followed the Grammar Grades
commencement program. Mrs. H.
WV . I ...111') I;.' . in 1 . - , , ,
Hoke Deer Hunters
To Meet Monday
There will be a meeting of the
deer hunters of Hoke county next
Mon'e'ay night at the courthouse at
8:30 to consider a number of pro
posed changes in the game laws for
Hoke county. All persons interested
in deer hunting are asked to be at
the meeting. Hinton James want to
know the hunters' wishes in the
Heme From Hospital
D. B. McFadyen has returned to
his home near Raeford from the
Highsmith hospital at Fayetteville
where he has been a patient since
the night of May 30th, when he las
painfully injured when his car was
j struck by a hit-and-run truck driver.
Mr. McFadyen sustained severe
I cuts and bruises and a fracture of a
i knee, when his car was practicallv
I demolished by the sideswipin? truck.
I His daughter, Befy, was also cut
j about the face and leas in the ar
I I'idonT. They were returning home
I from Hoke High co rirenceirer.t ex
i crepes when the wreck hatmerod.
j A. V. Wood, who serves with Mr.
McFadyei on the county school
'board, was the first to arrive at he
i srere and stayed there tint:' hr!n
n I 'd b. num.T.oncd end Mr. Me-F.-d-;y:'i
canned to i;4.? 1: '-n:;:l.
:' Po'ice a::.! S'v- -t-V rtfi re
;coi 14 da
-Each bornvvcr is
; a'l "nooks takn :n
, must pay for books damaged or los'.
Change of r.idress must be re
Each bo:44ower rr.ay take four
I boohs at one time, and nil taken
must be in the r.arae of the borrower
Each borrower under 14 years of
age must have the signature of parent
or guardian on his registration card
before books are borrowed.
A fine of one cent will be charged
for each day a book is overdue. This
inclu'jes Sundays and the day the
book is returned.
New books for boys and girls are
being received by the library. Those
who have not done so are urged to
join the Read for Fun World Parade,
the library's vacation reading pro
popular and successful princ.pal to
fill the position he is leaving open."
A. Cameron is in charge of Bond
Sales To Children for the county,
and it is planned to have a gathering
of all children in the county who have
purchased war bonds during the 7th
Loan Drive at the conclusion of the
In the grammar grades group are:
Leon Cameron, Lillian Scarbor
ough, Jane Cameron, Barbara War
lick, Julian Hugh Wrighl, Dale Con-
SO Eligible For
Stay In Army
FORT BRAGG. June 13. More,
thin 50 men here eligible for dis-'
charge from the service under the
army's point system have elected
to remain in the service until Japan
is defea'ed. Reception Station No.
4, through which men returning
from the Europdun and other theaters
of operation are processed, almost
daily receives men desiring to remain '
in -he army although having man
p lints over the 85 required for r
charge. The majority of these .
are regular army enlisted men wi.
service dating before tr. war.
Four: en. iren now assigned to
Fort Brum's S'ation Complement,
have elected to remain in the army.
These are all Regular Army men of
the first three grad.s with over
seas service to their credit. Some
members of the cadre of the Field
Ar'illery R' placement Tiaining cen
ter here likov i-e are remaining in the
h :vcn passing throuuh Ee
.itior. 4 stay at For- Brag?
.' hoars before starting on
ujhs. a ftv have paused
ah to tell briefly their rea
rot taking a discharge. A
:.l ca-es l'oi'. r.v-":
oer W. Luc:.-, enli-'ed in
i: v4e:vbc:4. 1334. and
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rosvtcrian Church To
H?.vrc Picnic Friday
All thii members of the Prcs'oy
t rim church and their friends are
invited to a church picnic on the
church grounds Friday, June 15, at
7 oclock. This picnic will be in
celi-ibrat on of the conclusion of the
Daily Vacation Bible school. This
picnic has been held at noon on
Friday of the Vacation School, but
this year, it has been decided to hold
it at 7:00- to enable the entire church
family to be present. It is hoped
that all the people of the congrega
tion will be on hand.
Negro county agents in 43 coun
ties report that production of chic
kens is being increased to help solve
the meat shortage.
nell, Claudine Hodgin, Annie Blue
Cameron, Shirley Mann, David B.
Gillis, June Connell, Jerome Pickler,
Ernest Hunt, Jenelle Snea'd. Julia
Morris, Faye Dark, Treva Duncan,
Lin wood Duncan. Bobby Leach, Anne
Leach, Harriet Reaves, L. E. Reaves,
Jr., Mary McLean, Hazel McLean,
(Catherine MacDonald, Nora Peele,
Marylin Tapp. Mary Estelle Brock,
L. S. Brock, Jr., Jimmy Allred, Lynn
i Bond Rally Planned
Wednesday, June 20 With Group Army
Personnel To Present Great Program
27 Given Diplomas
By Hoke High On
di, 9y be graduating exercises'
a!, Aol auditorium.
' -er was ouiainea
for the progi but five students,
each using a pua?e of the theme of
Universal Peace, spoke briefly and
effectively prior to the presentation
of the diplomas.
The salutatory w;i7 given by Judy
Klou-e; A : erica's ObTgation by Don
r.ie Lytie. class president: Individual
Responsibility by Ar.gelo Sorrcntino;
Ed.ir.iiiu:: In Peace by Shirley Blue
and tiie vaiedie'ory by Harriet Jones.
T'ao-c receiving iniomas ive'4e:
n c -n' v:d..--,)4-o .1 ': .:! f'.-iir-.'-'1
considerable a -re -ge :hr-)t:s',ut r.4. s;
o: the county.
Where tobacco is o!,::4;::g ijc-f re
reaching proper growth, it is ad
visable und.r present growing con
d. lions, to op it as soon as possible
."A h a'.4? a ?ood top slicker :o ::iiv
-o as Id make use of available ferti
liser. Tobacco that was severely
damaged or broken off by hail should
be handled in su manner as to
save a good thrifty growing sucker.
Should the warm weather and good
moisture conditions continue for a
few weeks, it is believed tlyit the
crop will improve to produce near
a normal crop.
Arasan treatment of peanut seed
helps to keep cows and foxes from
eating the peanuts, says Warren
Bateman, a Tyrrell County farmer.
Requirements for textile bags are
up 20 per cent from 1944 and alloca
tions of textiles for bags i.re down
5 per cent.
Conk, Derry Walker, Gerald Wright,
Florence Cameron, Hal Gore, Fan
nette Gore, Iris Thomas, Mary Sue
Upchurch, Sandra Halperin, Lucy
Chapman, Bobby Hafner, Avery
Connell, Carson Clippard, Billy
Black, John McLauchlin. Jean Carol
Clayton, Nancy McDonald, Paul Mc
Donald, Joan McLeod, Dick MuFad
yen, Marshall Peele, Jr., and Bobby
Elmer and Betty Upchurch.
For Hoke County
Several Returned Veterans To
Speak: Parade Led Bv Mili
tary Band; ' Fish Fry" Supper
A fish fry at which a thousani or
more plates will be served and a
parade led by an army band will pre
cede a giant War Bond Rally to be
staged in Raeford on Wednesday
evening, June 20, was announced yes
terday by Neil! A. McDonald, Jr.,
7'h War Loan chairman.
Planning one of the biggest get-to-gethers
held in the county in a
number of years, Mr. McDonald,
Lawrence McNeill. Hoke county v3r
finance officer, Mrs. W. L. Poo'.e,
chairman of women for the county,
and Tom Cameron, aided by the com
munity and township chairman
throughout the county, expect t :
stage an event that will attract per
sons, whole families of then, i: or.:
every section of the county.
Beginning at " o'clock, the li-i4-supper
will be served by the Ellis
Williamson Post of the America
Legion and members of the Auxll.-
iry. with bountiful su4v
iiicr X. If
. are ::
nr J. S.
-i::ce a coun:y-w. do :4:.".y r :.4eef
ing has been held which w:'.l h r.
ti:e universal appeal of fire pre. .nr.:.::
designed for r.ext w-.ek. the bin.-1
committee are expecting one of :h?
biggest cro.vds ever :o assemble in
Raeford to be present for the event.
A public address system will '
used so that, even if the armory is
jammed, everyone will be able
hear the entire prograr.
Mr. Upchurch New
Bank Of Raeford
At a meeting of the Board af
Directors of the Bank of Raeford,
held June 7, T. B. Upchurch. Sr.,
was elected president, H. L. Git
lin lt vice president and F. B
Sexton 2nd vice president.
Mr. Upchurcl: s icceo's :a.e Ij'i
E. B. McNeiil as p:es:de::f of :h
Hay Crop Down
RALKIvV.i. J...-...- 14 7. 4(44 .-.ay
:4a-vest oli. ei oi l;4 1.1 4.4 .-)) toils,
c unpared .:i: the- l.-fai. im) tons ::: i
duced in 1343. C.r.::s T.iiieior.. State
Department o! Agriculture statisti
cian, reports However, he points
out. the increased value of all hay
last year an average of $27.40 per
ton against $24.10 fr the previous
year ran the value of the 1944 croi)
to $31,318,000 compared with $29
788.000 for 1943.
Mrs. D. Newton 3nd children of
Faison visited home folks here Ijs'.
American Guide Books
Now On Sale
The American Guide Books, which
were published by the Raeford Wo
mans club, are now on sale by mem
bers of the different departments.-In
these books are listed the honor rD'.l
of World War I and II, a history
of Hoke county and much other in
teresting and helpful information.