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The Hoke County Newa
The Hoke County Journal
VCHiUME XXXVn; NO. 26
RAEFORD, N. C., THURSDAY NOV. 27, 1941.
fU6 FEB YEAR
Vote Pmod h '^Royal Baby Parade
W01 Chue Saturday Night
1Fii9t Period In Parade Drawing
To a Close, Last Chance For
Big Votes; Race Very Close
With Edward Langston, Jr., Of
^ jbieford Leading The Parade
' This Week.
By “Royal Baby Parade” Editor
Little Edward^Langston, Jr., of
Baeford has att^|||||Nitat much de
sired position week’s honor
VoR. The race last week for top
position on the honor roll was the
closest by far of any pre^bus count,
many of the youngsters are grouped
) in bunches and provide real com
petition for each other. There is real
enthusiasm and action being shown
on all sides and none could venture
who will top next week’s honor roll.
Now, Parents, is the time to do
your best and see your darling feat-
lured at the top of the honor roll which
*. will appear in Thursday’s News-
Journal and each Thursday there
So, let’s get busy from now until
8 o’clock Saturday night for that
Naturally, the higher position you
attain on the honor roll each week
ensures your baby a better chance
toward the $200 and loving cup or
. one of the other big cash awards.
And just think of the satisfaction and
glory of knowing your youngster
- was elected king or queen of babdom
through popularity in this locality.
Every day since the Royal Baby
Parade was announced the parents of
various entrants have, had one date
marked on their callendars. That date
is Saturday November 29th, the last
■ day of the first period. The last day
When subscriptions are at their high
est vote value. Let us lo*:, for ex
ample: a one year subscription, new
’jv- old, or deliquent to The News-Jour-
nal up to Saturday night, November
29th, counts 2000 votes. Next week
toe second period, that same subscrip
lion counts but 1000 votes, or half
f^kxiy as now, and the last week
dr toe parade finds it worth but
SOO votes. December 23rd, the closing
date for the parade is only about
three weeks away, and each parent
wants to see the glory and honor
df VICTORY come to their baby.
To those parents we say, the re-
^rt you make this week will have
a most important bearing on your
child’s ultimate success in the Royal
One new, old or deliquent sub-
acription for 10 years counts 50,000
Votes, one 5 years subscription 20,000
votes, and remember the bonus of
1,000 votes on each $15 worth of
subscriptions. It would help your
Voting strength greatly by securing:
several of the long term subscript'
Remember that any lead you might
Bave when the first period is over
automatically becomes larger toe next
period, as competition must over-
t;ome your lead handicaped by small
er votes on the subscriptions after
~ iturday November 29th.
If you would m^e your baby
'toe winner devote your best efforts
this week or this period by securing
all the subscriptions, the 200 free
votes coupons from toe paper (good
until November 29th only), and mer
chants trade coupons votes. Which are
promising to play a most important
place in the vote counts, have your
:|^iends ask their favorite merchants
for trade coupons with each 50 cents
Burdiase, or upon payment of ac
counts, and poll the “ for your
baby. - ^
Call on as many prospective siib-
4)Crikgj|^s or renewers to The News-
you possibly can. Now
While improvements have been
continuously under way since P. J.
Hurt bought the Western Auto As
sociate store in August, in the past
few days many new fixtures have
been added to give 'the store display
space for much additional stock.
Mr. Hurt states that new display
coimters and booths have been added
for complete display and storage of
the tool department and for gaskets
and the store now has a large stock
of this merchandise which it was
unable to carry several months ago.
All of the display shelves and
counters have now been repainted
rearranged and restocked with new
merchandise, and the radio booth re
decorated, so that the store is able
to care for a larger stock. Aisle space
is increased by the new arrangement,
he states, so that the store can amply
accomodate the increased number of
cusomers which patronize the busi
In preparing for the Christmas
trade a large number of seasonable
items, including bicycles, radios, tri
cycles, wagons, trains, and many
other toys and more practical gifts
are being received. Many of these
have been on order for some time
and, though some are difficult to
obtain, due to defense requirements,
Mr. Hurt expects to be able to sup
ply most of the demands of toe sea
Before coming to Raeford Mr. Hurt
was for six years toe traveling re
presentative of the auto accessory
firm which supidies the local store.
JOANNE WALTffRS, lovely 2%
years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Walters of Raeford.
GERALD SMITH RAY, promising
8 mcHith old Parader is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ray of Rae
ford Route 2.
1942 COTTON REFERENDUM
Cotton Farmers of Hoke County
will be asked to go to the poUs on
Saturday, December 13, to vote in the
Cotton Referendum, says, A. S. Know
les, County Agent
As a result of uncertain world con
ations, toe present cotton situation
is such that marketing quotas are
more important than ever before. The
carry-ovdr of American cotton is
sufficient to meet all estimated needs
of the present year without adding
any of this year’s crop. Although
domestic consumption of cottm
amounted to nearly 10 million bales
in 1940-41, the increase (in domestic
consumption) was more than offset by
the decline in exports from 6 million
bales in 1939-40 to little more than
a million bales for 1940-41.
The present price of cotton is due
largely to the loan rate. Without
marketing quotas, loans are pro
hibited under existing conditions.
Without loans cotton farmers would
face a greatly lowered income.
’Royal Baby Parade’s” Second
Weekly Honor Roll
Report Of Hoke County
The Hoke County Health Depart-
mnet wishes to make the following
report from Uovember 1 through
j. 1.149 vaccinated a^inst small
pox. 231 vaccinated against diph
theria; 3 vaccinated against typhoid
fever; 94 blood test; 33 new patients
with veneral diseases; 132 treatments
given to patients.
Friday, November 28th, will be
the last clinic held by the present
maneuver set up, and it is hoped
that the health work will continue
through a diffei'ent set up.
In next week’s news, the sum
total of both months work in hte
temporary health department will be
BACK HOME AGAIN
“Buddy” Dickson the black cock
er spaniel which was advertised as
lost in last week’s News-Journal was
found. A soldier at Bragg answered
the ad; writing a letter telling of his
whereabouts. He had been picked
up by another soldier and taken
into the maneuver area. Moral: Keep
your dogs shut up before Christmas.
Can^ h Patrd
Drive h We^
1 Edward H. Jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. Langston, Raeford, 5
2 Jean Elliott Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hampton, Raeford, a new comer
3 Linda Gray Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McBride, Shannon 1
4 Sonny Mr. and Mrs. George Parks, Raeford 6
5 Jerry Thomas Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lyttle, Raeford Rfd. 2 10
6 Peggy Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Stanton, Raeford 4
7 Verlin and Kyle Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edwards, Raeford, 3
8 Joanne Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walters, Raeford 4
9 Gerald Smith Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ray, Raeford Rfd. 2 2
10 Stanley Mr and Mrs. A. S. Knowles, Raeford, 9
11 Margaret Athenia, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Wright, Wagram, a new comer
12 Rachel M[r. and Mrs. Stephens, Raeford Rfd. 2 a new comer
13 Jack & Jill Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Campbell, Raeford 10
14 Frances Jo Mr. and Mrs. Adcock, Raeford Rfd. 2 8
15 Clyde Alvin, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Leach, Red Springs Rfd. 1 New
More pictures next week and another honor roU, if yon want to
keep yodr baby in the "Royal Baby Finde’'-yba Bust jreport each
week. Office will be open each Saturday until 8 p. m.
P'T.A. State And
To Meet In Raeford
OCAL BOY DIES OF INJURIES
RECEIVED IN ACCIDENT FRIDAY
COTTON GINNING REPORT
Census report shows that 11,105
bales of cotton were ginned in Hoke
County from the crop of 1941 prior
to November 14 as compared with
14,564 bales for the crop of 1940.
The entire town and community
were shocked to hear of toe sudden
and tragic death of Marion Edgar
(Buddy) Warren, age 19, which ac
curred on Sunday, November 23,
in the James Walker Memorial
4s /the time when your active parti
cipation may mean the difference be
tween success or failure on that gala
closing day December 23rd.
Mother and Dad, give your yotmgs-
tcr the opportunity he or she rightly
deserves, and When the parade comes
down toe home stretch have your
darling wearing the crown as num
ber 1 parader with $200 cash a silver
loving cup, and all the honor and
glory this gala event holds for toe
THIS IS GOOD FOR 200 VOTES
“ROYAb BABY PARADE”
Baby’s Name •
Save these coupons and vote them for your favorite in
tIi2u*‘Royal Baby Parade.” If your favorite baby has not
bedh entered, fill out entry blank in today’s NEWS JOURNAL
mail or bring to “Royal Baby Parade” headquarters in
the News Journal Office, Main Street.
G««4^fler Nov. 29di.
Hospital, Wilmington, N. C.
His death was caused by a motor
cycle-car collision last Friday night
at Jadcsonville, N. C., where he
was employed as steam shovel ope
rator by Blythe Brothers Construction
, Edgar was a popular member of the
younger set and had many friends,
both old and young, and was of a
most admirable character. He was a
most devoted and beloved son and
The many beautiful floral of
ferings expressed the love and esteem
^ Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at 3:30 in the Raeford
Presbyterian Church with^ Rev. H.
K. Holland, pastor, officiating. A
male quartet composed of Messrs.
Glenn Clark, Martin McKeithan, M.
L. McKeithan and Lacy Clark sang,
“Nearer Still Nearer” and “Hold Thy
The pallbearers were: Albert Mc-
Fadyen of Sarasota, Florida; Mur
ray McDiarmid of Parkton. N. C.,
and James Currie, Milton Campbell,
Ed Mi^eill, Bruce Conoly, Lewis Mc-
Fadyen and C. B. Johnson, Jr., all
Honorary pallbearers were: T. B.
Upchurdi, Sr., Lewis Updiurch, J.
B. Thomas, T. B. Lester, Sr., D. H,
Hodgih, Neill A. McDonald, Jr, T. F.
Culbreth, H. C. McLauchlin, A. A.
Graham, W. J. Coates, all of Raeford,
and W. L. Harfzog, Jr, of Wilming
Sutviving members other than his
parents are two sisters, Mrs. Warffid
C. Stone of Washington, D. C., and
Mias Jennie Warren of Raeford.^
The great autumn fall of the leaves
is in its last stage. It is a spectacle
that fills some souls with melancholy,
but sadder still is the spectacle of
these leaves being raked up and
burned. In the natural woods it will
be seen that nature uses the fallen
leaves as a mulch around toe feet of
the growing plants, whether they be
trees or wild flowers. Dead leaves
form an airy blanket which keeps
out frost, preserves moisture, and
shelters toe Useful bacteria that
make soils fertile. And as they de
cay, they give rise to toe nitrogen
without which there could be no
green things. A blanket of autumn
leaves if spread over toe garden or
other crop land will keep it soft and
crumbly, so that in toe spring the
plow goes through it like butter and
the hoe and the rake sink into it
with ease. The shrubs and other
plants that grow in toe yard wiU
be twice as vigorous and healthy if
their feet are kept covered during
the winter with a circle of old leaves.
This is nature’s conserver and pre
server, its tonic and fertilizer, and
it is furnished free of charge. Pos
sibly if it were priced at its true
value, it would command more re
spect and be treated with proper
care. Not everybody has room for
a compost heap but if the year’s
discarded leaves are not wanted, a
neighbor can always be found who
will take them and give them back
to the land from which they come.
Mrs. J. S. Blair of Elizabethtown,
state president of North Carolina con
gress of Parents and Teachers and
Mrs. E. S. Adams of Carthage, direct
or of District number 5, will hold a
school of instruction in Raeford at
toe Hoke County High School Tues
day, December 2.
The morning session will begin at
10:30. Mrs. H. A. Cameron, pre
sident of the Hoke County P-T. A
council plans for all the P-Tj\. of
ficers of the county to attend this
meeting. Mrs. J. S. Blair will conduct
an intensive study course during the
morning which will include instruct
ions for all officers of P-T.A.
During the noon hour a thirty-
five cent luncheon will be served by
members of the Home Economics
Department of the Hoke County
A. general program for the after
noon has been planned. AU of the
P-T.A. members are urged to attend
this meeting which wiU begin at
The following program has been
Song, God Bless America.
Introduction of Guests, Mrs. H. A.
Health in Hoke County Schools,
Recreation in Schools, Mr. V. R.
Is P-T. A. Meaning Anything to
Hoke County, Mr. K. A. McDonald.
Questions and Answers, Mrs. E. S.
Summary of P-T A. Work, Mrs. J,
Forty-six drivers of motor cars,
caught driving at excessive speeds
in the maneuver area, paid court coito
of from $11.80 to $15. each when
hailed before Judge W. B. McQueen
in Hoke County Court Tuesday. The
unusually high number of arreste
came as motorist became lax in ob
servance of the speed limit of 35 miW
per hour set for the area.
Most of the speedsters were per
sons who had driven in the maneuver
area but little, and many were driv
ing through for their first time, it
was said. However, the court r*ai]p^|
attention to the fact that the speed
limit was well posted throughout the
area, and there could be no excuse
for endangering themselves and oth
Thos answering the call before the
court Tuesday, or forfeiting bonds
posted for the violations were: Roger
Henry; John F. Dunn, Joe Godwin,
Howard Fred Yslton, William A. Mc
Lean, Alton G. Murchison, Jr., Sam
uel P. Dickerson, Edward Hickson.
Rosooe F. Cartin, Jr., Joseph E.
Harvey, Lee W. McDanieL Edward
S. Cropt, Jr., James E. Ryan, James
W. Sanders, Jr.
Caleb G. Hite, George C. Moore,
Milton McLeod, J. Paul Caviness, Al
bert McA. Guin, Walter R. Lytz,
Edward Allen Parker, William H.
Jarman, Wilhemina McNeill, Clinton
L. Howe, Jr., ohn Warr. Marahaq
George Ellis Marsh, Maurice I.
Dimick, Francis J. Tieman, Mattie
Mela, Lonnie Shaw, David M. Cam-
erer, William Lawn^ice Han, Prank
Burgess Stencil, Rex Squires, Mbl.
vin Walters, Edgar E. Malever. Haz^
W. Epting, Joseph Patmio, Jr.
Samuel G. Parnell, Willis L. Frost,
Frederick G. Ganes, Frederidi V.
Gyyer, John Francis Merz, h!
L. McLaurin, and Willie Clifton Lowe.
Others &cing the court included
Je^ Taylor, for dninkeness and vio
lating prohibition laws, guilty on both
coimts, fines $25 and costs. Felix Ch^
drunkMiess, costs; Fletches Oldhan^
dnuikraiess, costs; Thomas MePhat-
ter, no drivers licenses, costs; Booker
T. McNeiU, drunkeness, costs;
Bennett, careless and redcteB dtiviac
costs; Marvin Taylor, driving
influence of liquor and vidatiog
liquor laws, $50 and costs and re
vocation of drivers license; Jdm
Henry Gay and Alex Gay, simpte
Seven H(^e Boys
Students At State
In Military Appearance
Mildred Newton and Brooksie
Meekins, her roommate, spent the
holidays with Mildred’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Marshall Newton.
SOOKFISH GRANCffi MBBTINO
Hie Rockfish Grange met Wednes
day night Mrs. Z. V. Ray anf} BOa.
M. S. Gibson gave informixig taiira
on health conditions In toe Rodi-
The Grange meets ^ first and
thirt Wednesdty ni^t every
Ail mnnbos am uxii4 to attnd.
RED CROSS REPORT--
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U> A. Caasetan, flefee
Ooonty Chainnaa ef Red Ct^
Rtdl Call, aeiissmeaa thal Bafee^
quota la fllM and that tt
94M bdag snbaerAcd. He «!■»
b being -r-rtiwiilnf week to
Mder tor Babe to gn eeat tot isto
Bmp nwbar to Oaiwbr la Mid
FORT SCREVEN, GA., Nov. 25.—
Fifty three enlisted men of the 252nd
Coast Artillery. North Carolina Nat
ional Guard, Regiment have been cit
ed in orders published here as be
ing outstanding soldiers in military
appearance and bearing.
The citation followed an inspect
ion several days ago by Lieutant Col
onel Tom Brand, of the Inspector
General’s Department. All men thus
cited were privates or privates first
class. The general appearance of all
ncm-commissioned officers of the re
giment was rated by the Inspector
General as superior.
Men cited from Raeford were as
Battery “F’ (Raeford, N. C.)—
Privates First Class; Carlton Nivoi,
Tracy T. Cottingham, George W.
Seagle; Privates: Samuel A. toiead,
waiiam E. Park, Joseph C. Mc
Kenzie, Ralph C. Meinnis, and Rol
lins S. Randolfto.
FORT BRAGG CT.Kie
CLUB HERE TONlCmT
Fort Bragg Glen Ctoib wffl give
a prqp»m tois (Thuzaday- nvening
«t 7.30 to ton hlito nchool andttorhnn.
The totoUc Is uzged to attend. Hto
to.toOBtoMd bn^toe Aniadh
Raleigh, November 26.—Seven
students from Hoke County am in
cluded among the 2,425 registered
at N. C. State College for toe 1941.
42 academic year. Registrar W. L.
Mayer reported today.
All except two of the State’s 100
counties are represented in toe stu
dent body, with North Carolnia ^o-
viding 1,997 of the total. Other statm
account for 411 of toe students, and
17 registered firom points outside
the continental United States:
State College students from
Jutian Samud Johnson, Rnatocdt
Philip Roberts Johnson. David -»Tiiit|
Currie, Jr., and William Gwtototo
Currie, Route 2, Raeford; JohnJte
Smith and Herbert L. Cameron, Bouto
2, Vass; and Horace Porter Antoew^
Route 1, Red Springs.
RALEIGH, Nov. 24—Governor
Broughton issued a proclamation to
day ujfging people of North Carolina
to cooperate m the annual Chitetmto
seal sale which is ^nsored by toe
N. C. Tubwculosis association.
“It is well known that the pro
ceeds of the sales of Christinas stall
80 doectly and compktdy tonrawii
toe object state; Hut is, for tos
rbtief and prerentioa of toboodhuii
in North Cterolhu,’* toe pro^mtoiott
Xba canms rspart atev
401 bates of cotton
tot 1141 crop to
yt iKtor'te Oetoi