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llie Hoke County Journal
VOLUME.XXXV. 7N0. 5(h
RAEFORD, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL ITth, 1941.
IL59 PER YEAR
Aad Negra Ri^
Cases For Trial
Mixed Term Su^rior Court Con
venes Mond^; McKenzie
Suing Grady Thomas.
Trials of Arthur Ray Patterson,
Fort Brag^ soldier, and of Duncan
Willies, Sanatorium negro em-
.ployee, will feature the criminal
docket of the mixed term of Superior
court to be convened Monday^ by
Hon. Clawson Williams, of'Sanford,
Patterson, -whose first trial on Jan
uary 23-24 ended in a mistrial when
Judge, Q. K., Nimofcks withdrew a
juror after a number of hours of
c^eliberation, is oharged with the
accident death of Charles
(|fc^ highway accic
|t- N. • Milhizer.
\ State’s witnj
witnesses claimed that Pat
terson, driving recklessly at a very
high rate of speed sideswiped the
truck on which Milhizer was riding,
hittihg the truck three times, and
forced it off the highway near Puppy
Duncan Williams, a 12fingered
negro of Montrose, has been held
withouit bond in county jail for Stev-
eral weeks on charges of rape of a
13-year-old negro girl* Blanchie Mae
■Jones, late in March.
Several minor cases complete the
Cases calendared for civil proceed
ings during the term include the suit
of Oscar Barefoot, by his next friend,
Hazro Barefoot, against H. W. Ehre-
hardt et al, for damages growing out
of a wreck.
D, A. McKenzie has brought action
against H. Grady Thomas, for dam
ages as result of a wreck near Mc-
Girt’s Bridge last fall in whidKMr,
McKenzie was seriously injured, and
his brother, John McKenzie, was kill
Other cases include Dundarrach
Trading company vs J. B. McKen
zie; U. S. F. & G. Co. -vs Mrs. Dixie
M. Smith; Heniy M^iannid vsFi:^hk
Niveii; Kenry Mt^Msirmid' vs ft. ;iA;
McDonald; Lydia E. Skipper, execu
trix, vs J. A. Hod^in, Jr.; Richmond
Locklear vS Bob PSrk^' L. B. Mc-
Keithan vs E. B. Atkins.
The 9th division, crack motorized
‘fighting unit stationed at Fort Bragg,
is on the move this week.
Several hundred trucks with men
and equipment passed through Rae-
ford Tuesday for an unannounced
destination. 900 more mechanizec
units went throusfii Wednesday mom-,
ing, and another large number are
scheduled to be on the move Friday.
E. G. Hodgin Dies
Adopted Son of Late H. H. Hod-
gin Was Continent Hoke
Glirdiens Again (>pen
Through the courtesy of Mrs. Hen
ry Walters, her gorgeous azalea es
tate, “Airlie,” will be opened to the
public Friday and Saturday, April
25th and 261h, from 10 A. M. to 6
P. M. The entire proceeds will be
given to charity and to relieve the
condition of the ill and destitute.
Airlie is a truly gorgeous azalea
estate, six miles east of Wilmington
on U. S. Routes 74-76.
There are millions of azaleas
these gardens, and thousands of lov
ers of flowers will have an oppor
tunity to view a wonderful^ and truly
gorgeous display of plants in full
bloom. In addition, other rare flow
ers and shrubs of varied description
may be seen by visitors who take
advantage of this opportunity to visit
the gardens, which are without a
superior anywhere in the south.
The azaleas, veritably by thousands,
border the driveways, paths, terraces,
and lake borders, 'l^e water vistas
add much to the charm and glamour
of the spectacle. The azaleas in my-
.,riad shades of red, wine, purple,
vermilion, and white form a figur
ative kaleidoscope of color, which
must be seen to be appreciate.
Orton azalea gardms, in Brunswick
county near Wilmington, are open to
the public throughout the season,
and may be visited oh the two dates
mentioned—April 25th.and 26th, also.
The very beautifully developed gar
dens make this estate one which ev
ery flower Ipy^j should visit. These
gardens Gpi§|^re most favorably with
any^j^ets in the south.
Fimeral serpices for Elias Glover
Hodgin, 61, were conducted Monday
morning at 11 o’clock at the Antioch
Presbyterian church by the pastor.
Rev. H. R. Pools. Burial was in the
Active pallbearers were M. D. Mc-
Bryde, J.' D. Mason, C. E. Johnson,
W. C. Gibson, K. L. McLaughlin and
C. M. Randleman.
Honorary, pallbearers were H. L.
Gatlin, Neill Sinclair, Walter Baker,
Dr. A. L. (yBriant, Will Blue, ArthW
D. Gore, T. B, Lester, John K. Me
Neill, Dewey McQuaige, and Joe
Mr. Hodgin, who was a prominent
farmer of the Shannon section, died
at a Fayetteville hospital Saturday
night after a brief illness. He was
the adopted son of the late H. H.
and Sarah Hodgin. He is survived
by his wife, the former Miss Fannie
Graham, hnd tiyo sons, H. H. Hod-
gih, of Seven Spi^s, and Walter
Hodgin, of Fa:^tteviRe.
Walter Maxwell has accepted an
appointment to the Raeford district
school committee. This completes
the board as M. L. Lester and H. C.-
McLauchliri had already indicated
their acceptance. The first duty of
this board after its organization will
be to elect a principal to take the
place of E. D. Johnson, who has re
signed to take the county superin
tendency of Edgecombe county.
The N. Y. A. defense program is
being extended. Quite a number of
additional youths will be put on for
the next pay period. Anyone inter
ested should call at the N. Y. A. of
fice for further information. The
following is a paragraplr from a let-
™ ter to Mrs, Woodhbuse from R. Hugh
“I would suggest that you go ahead
certifying the youths referred to in
your letter. , We will make arrange
ments to have the bus extended from
Raeford^on the Aberdeen highway to
take care of these youths after May
18th.” This bus vdll run to Fort
Sister of Raeford
Womaii Dies ’
Fayetteville, April 14.—Mrs. Susie
Jane Cliften, widow of Rev. R.. L.
Clifton, of Fayetteville, died Monday
mommg at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. W. B. Autry, in Durham, where
she had lived for the past six years.
Funeral services were held here Tues
day at 3 o’clock from Massey Hill
Surviving are three sons, J. B.
Clifton, of Greensboro; R. E. and L.
L. Clifton, of Lexington; three daugh
ters, Mrs. Autry and Mrs. G. C. Nor
man, of Durham, and Mrs. J. E.
Phillips, of Fayetteville; a brother,
Robert Brady, of Cumberland Mills,
and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Guy
ton, of Cumberland Mills, Mrs. Mary
Horrell, of Erwin, and Mrs. Ella Ty
son, of Raeford.
BRITISH BEAUTY t Filmgoers will see thb captiTating star from Eng
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comedy in which she plays opposite Ronald Colman. Petit, bine-eyed,
blonde Miss Lee, whose work on the English stage and screen has been
exceptionally brilliant, makes her American film debut in this offering.
Hoke High Principal Will Move
To Tarbofo July First.
Two Negroes Held
On Charges Of
Indians Get Sentences In Assault
Cases In County Court.
E. D, Johnson, principal of the
Hoke-^county: Jhj^xohqoL Jor. the past
two years, accepted this we^ tee
county school superintendency of
Mr. Johnson last week had tee
unusual experience of being elected
county s^ools superintendent for
two counties, Edgecombe and Hyde.
After deliberating over the two of
fers he announced Tuesday that he
would accept the offer from the
Edgecombe board of education and
would assume his new duties 6n July
Mr. Johnson has been teaching
since graduating from Wake- Forest
in 1913, except for two years when
he whs in tee army during tee World
War, where he attained the rank of
firet lieutenant. Since coming here
two years ago he has estyblished him
self firmly in tee civic life of Rae
ford and has been particularly active
in tee' affairs of the American Le
gion and of tee Kiwanis club.
While Mr. Jolmson expects to re
port to Tarboro to begin his new work
on July 1st, he states teat plans con-
ceriiing moving his family there are
indefinite. His wife and two chil
dren may remain here until later in
rs. Thomas McGhee
IMes In Wmston-Salem
Mrs. Thomas McGhee, mother of
Allan McGhee, died at his home in
Winston-Salem last Thursday. Mir.
and Mrs. Lewis Upchurch, Mrs. h!
A. Cameron and Mrs. T. B. Upteurch
went to, Winston-Salem Friday, to be'
with' Allan and Bennie Lee. Mrs.
McGheC was buried at her old home,
Greenville, N. C., on Saturday after
noon. Tommy Upchurch, Mr. T. B.
Htyteurch and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
I^hurch attended tee funeral.
Measles has taken the town by
stqpmj There has been a case of it
In TdWrly every home where there
■am cnlMren. . Bote types are prev
end Miss BCxude
The following schools are partici
pating in the N. Y. A. Student Work
Program: White—^Hoke county high,
Anitoch, Rockfish and Raeford grad
ed; Indian—^Antioch Bidian; Negro—
Bowmore, Bridges Grove, Evergreen,
Freedom, Friendship, Laurd Hill
Millside, New,Hope, Shady Grove*
These schools had 103 pupils at
work last njonth. They drew from
$3.00 to $6.00 each. >
The Mildouson P. T. A. held its
iMt regifiar ineeting of the year last
Tuesday night at tee-school. Mrs.
Jesse Gibste, president, presided.
The school c^d^ put on a splen-
md program iat,s»gs and recitations.
The president^^ed on Mr. Morgan,
the principal, for a report of the
years work.vi.;A splendid report was
made, dealing'^a^cularly with tee
health prograpi, ^p work, and fi
nances. After adjournment tee lunch
room and shop were inspected.
Last Wednesday afternoon the
Raeford P. T. A. held its last regu
lar meeting of tee year with Mrs
A. D. Gore presiding. At tee bu«t-
ness session tee new ofAcete were
elected. Mrs. K. Currie was
elected president Snd Mrs. Crawford
Thomas vice president; Mfae Anne
'Buie secretary aind Miss Margaret
McKenzie treasurer have another
year to serye of a two-year term.
The primary grddes put on an en
tertainment program that was greatly
enjoyed by all present.
The Haeford graded school ope
rate 'fKay and Gerda,” will he pre
sented tomorrow nitfit at tee high
Today and yesterday are the days
the| Raeford gardens have been open
to the public and to those taking the
Garden PRgriinege. -
Sev;^ very beautiful formal gar
dens and beautiful back yards have
been open. c. ilTiomas is
dmirman Of the hostesl ieonunittee.
Those going on this pilgrimage reg
ister first at Mrs. H. A. Cameron’s
where refreshments are served. Hours
are from 10 A. M.'til fi p. m. Every
body is incited, especially the arrqy
personnel. Admission is 25c One
fee takes one throu^ all tee gim.
dens. This diarge is compulsory wite
the State Federation of Garden Hnhi;
Buddie Ellis, negro filling station
opmatof. of-Bowmme,-jmd:BiU Evans,
negro, were ordered held under $500
bail each for trial in Superior court
for shooting Eddie Marshall and
Giles McLauchlin, both negroes.
Judge W. B. McQueeh found prob-
able'cause against both men who were
indicted for assault with deadly wea
pon and secret assault when the
plaintiffs related teat the men had
slipped up on them under cover of
darkness and fired upon and hit each
of teem. Ellis and Ek^ans each said
the other had fired the shots. Neither
Marshall nor McLauchlin was ser
Bob Collins drew a four months
term on the roads for wife beating.
This sentence was later suspended
upon payment of $15 and costs. Pete
Holler was sentenced to three months
on tee roads for assault on Red
mond Rogers. This sentence was
suspended upon payment of $15 and
costs. All persons involved in tee
two affrays were Indians from the
William James, negro, drew two
30-day sentences for violations of
the road laws and was ordered to
have his car put in safe condition.
Jack Hines, Hubert Green and
Conly Richards, white men from
Fort Bragg, were found guilty of
violation of the road laws and drew
30 day sentences, suspended upon
payment of costs.
Grays To End
The Williamspoft Grays, following
their game here Friday with Greens
boro, will say goodbye to Raeford
and head for Williamsport, whwe, on
Wednesday next, they will open tee
Eastern League season at Bowman
Field wite the Elmira Colonels as
thdr opponents. They will make an
overnight stop at Tarboro, to break
up a long trip to Portsmouth, Va.,
where they will play Saturday and
Immediately after the Sunday game
they will leave for Richmond, stop
overnight, and go on to Williams
port Monday. Tuesday they will get
their locker assignments, home uni
forms and find boarding places.
Today the Grays will clash wite
Scranton at Bennettsville, returning
tonight. The Friday game with
Greensboro will be tee Grays’ last
"home” game of the 1941 spring
Manager Spencer Abbott said yes
terday that he was very well satis
fied wite tee team. “We eamedown
her^ to detect possible weaknteses
and, if possible, correct them. With
the signing of Leo Ogorek, a seasohed
second baseman with a fine fipMfng
batting record, who reported
Many of the Raeford soldiers at PL
Screven had their Easter furloughs
cut short and some who had planned
to come home did not get here
Humor has it that some of tee 252nd
Coast Artillery is to be s^nt at emoe
to tee Government’s new fainwd
bases. Jwt white' islands have not
yet beep i^de pubUe.
Jack McDuffie has returned to New
after having spent the Easter
hoHdaya wite his partets, BCr. and
Mrs. J. Mr. M(d)uffie.
Vegetables To Plant
April 15 to May 1
Spiring has arrived and Easter has
passed. It is time to put in vege
tables teat cannot stand frosL 'Veg
etables teat should be planted be-
twera April 15 and May 1 are: Snap
beans, lima beans, cucumbers, to
matoes, sweet potato plants, sweet
com beets, carrots, summer spinach,
squash, okra, pepper and field peas.
The tomato is one of tee most im
portant crops grown in tee home
gaMen, according to A. S. Knowles,
county agent It can be substituted
for oranges and nmfains vitamin C.
Vitamin C builds up body resistance
against attacks of certain diseases.
Ebough tomatoes should be grown so
that each member of tee family could
have about 70 pounds of ripe toma
toes and 12 quarts of canned toma
toes and juiqe wite an extra six
quarts to use in soup mixtures. Ev
ery family should have a good gar
den vdte enough vegetables to furn
ish the table fresh vegetables and
ample supplies to can tor tee win
'Tuesday, the club is practically as it
will line up for the Eastern League
campaign. The players are in fine
shape—^no sore arms, no charley-
horses, no anything except an am
bition to jump into tee league race
and win at least a 'place in the
playoff at the end of the season, if
we fail to land at tee top.”
J. Roy Clunk, secretary and busi
ness manager, left for Williamsport
this morning in order to get Bow
man Field in readiness for Wed'
“Our stay in Raeford has been a
pleasant,” he said. “It was just like
getting back home when we landed
here on March 23 and, as in 1938 and
1940, Raeford people have been most
kind and hospitable.”
Maxton Woman’s Club
To Sponsor Sprinsf
Fine Arts Festival
Kiwanians Disciiss Snpenriaed
Prf^prain For Men On Manen-
vers At Mott’s Lake.
A recreational center for soldiers,
stationed at Mott’s Lake was discuss
ed and endorsed by tee Kiwaniazn
at their meeting Thursday, when
needs of this group were preesnted
in a forum discussion.
It was pointed out teat these units
of several hundred soldiers are sent
to Mott’s lake for two-week periods.
Except for time actually on duty
there is little at the station to hold
the men there, and most of thwn
spend their evenings and Sundays in
The most popular suggestion offer
ed at the Kiwanis session was that a
trained recreational supervisor be se
cured to direct a program of enter
tainment for the men. It was sug
gested that permission be secured to
use'the Battery F Armory for the cen
ter and equip it wite material and
supplies for such sports and games
as the facilities there would permit.
It was thought that this sort of
center would be of especial appeal
to the men, and, would give tee cit
izens of the county an opportunity to
contribute to tee defense program by
assisting in tee entertainment of the
The committee appointed to in
vestigate tee advisability of sudi a
program and devise a plan for its
operation, is composed of: J. L. Mc-
NeiU, chairman, to represent tee
club; J. A. McGoogah, represent
county commission; H. L. Gatlin,
Jr., represent Town of Raeford; T.
B. Upchurch, Jr., represent Meteodist
church; Dr. Marcus Smite, represent
Presbyterian church; and Devo Aus
tin, represent Baptist churrii.
Raeffird Girl In
been made fey tee N.’ Y. A. sewing
room. Tfee entertainment starts
promptly at 8 o’dkxk.
Mr. McLean Campbell
For several years Mr. McLean
Campbell has, lingered very ill. At
times it feaa seemed that diwte wiw
, ^ but each timi| he has ralUad.
.dqptoor jiiim "tidito the
The Woman’s Club of Maxton has
arranged to hold a Spring Fine Arts
Festival on the evenings of April
22, 23 and 24, at eight o’clock at tee
high school auditorium. ’The pro -
grams are under tee departments of
music, art, and literature.
The first evening, April 22, C. M.
Edson of Rocky Mount is bringing
his “Speech Choir.” Starting some
years ago in the Rocky Mount high
school Mr. Edson has trained
young people to speak, as ,a dtoir
would sing. The voices are arranged
as in a - choir; light medium, and
heavy. ’They will give a varied pro
gram of poetry, first and then a
dramatization of “Congo.”
The second program wiU be given
tee following nUtet and will be mn«if
by members of tee music department
of Elora Macdonald college.
The third and last in the series
is in diarge of tee art department
There will, be a display of paintings
from tee Miht Museum in Charlotte.
The asociate professor of art
Greensboro, college, will wuik^ 1ukaA-
In planning this fine arts festival
tee members of tee Woman’s Clte>
are seeking to bring to Maxton ar
tists in these three fields whose work
will prove a delict and $n in^dra-
tion to all who attmid. Ifeere is
no admission charge and the
of Maxton and nearfey enmtrum^t^
are invited to be guests of tee Wom
an’s Club for teese three occasioeo.
Emerson Slacum, Margaret
and Myrtle Amplegarte, qf Cbm*
bridge, Marylaild. were tee oveinBtet
guests of Jedc MdXiflle
Raleigh, April 17.—Eighteen girls
from Flora Macdonald college will
be among the 161 home economics
students modeling dotees of their
own design and handiworic in tee
annual style show whidi tee State
College Textile School wiR present
Thursday, April 24.
Dean Thomas Nelson, head of the
Textile School announc^ today tiiat
girls from 10 Norte Carolina coir
leges will participate in tee anmiat
event, which he inaugurated in 1928
to demonstrate tee value of
in making quality wearing aiqiard
All of the material used by tee
girls was designed and woven by
stodents in tee Textile SdiooL Tbe
girls are *preparing tedr costumes
as part of their work in home eco
nomics. The Style Show, whidi al
ways attracts a capadty crowd, will
begin in Pullen Hall, at 2 p. m.
Participating colleges and home ec
onomics teachers in charge are Flora
Macdonald, Miss Vera Burdette; TCimn^
M^ Lida Muse; St Mary’s, Miss
Elizabeth Basem; Appalachian States
Miss Rena Donnell; Greensboro, wrbca
Frances G. Coleman; High Point,
Miss Ada B. Johnson; Louiteurg,
Mrs. I. D. Moon; Meredith, Miss Jen
nie M. Hanyen; Queeos, Ifc. Gay
Bason; and Peace, Miss Bertie Lee
Elora Macdonald girls entered in
tee style show are Misses Sara
Baggett St Stephens, Si^ C.;
garet Barker, Miltim;
Rodqr Mount; Sara Agate
Hazel Mae Jones, Marjorie
and Ruth Prevatte^ Bed
Mary Emma fblger, p—
Hehter, Hamlet; Mary HudboB, But-
fln; Estdle Huggins, Fbyettevflte: At-
ne MacDonald, Hamer, S. C.; Cbra-
lya MeLeaau Raafard; Evetyn Bob-
ertson. Ahoskie; Bead Send^ Tom
Oaks; Elizabeth TfeinnM, Beaufiort
■AngeUe Williamson, ChadxHim;
At noon on tee day of tee Style
Show, tee State College R. a t. C.
zegimrat wBl present a formal re
view in Rk^dtek Stadium complimen
tary to tee visiting girls atwi tee Tex
tile SdrooL After tee contest tee
Textile Sdiool wRl bdd open house
to ity new buSdtog. Visitors wiD
see studoits demonstrate tike procea-
•s by whidk raw cotton to converted
into beautiful fabrics.
In dharge of tike studente* eggpo-
sition are E. W. Mdicod of
tikime and J. T. Shotwell of Ban^
SOD, superintendent and esefalanksuiH
Girls partidpatiilk to tte
Show preparatieni repMMikt I
C. communities ind right etiitr i
toduding Nwi Ye
fkda. Gegriila, Soul
Jersey, TttMt end Oten.