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The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
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VOLUME xxxvra NO. 27
RAEFOBD, N. C., THURSDAY, DEC.
;^aef6rd Woman’s Cliib Sponsor!^
Koch’s Reading of “A C^stmas Carol
jWednesday, Dec. ICth at 8:00 O’Clock
li^eaii of American Folk Drama^
to Bead Dickens’ Famous
Story For 38th Year.
Mrs. Arthur D. Gore, President of
Raeford Wctmen’s Club has announced
that Dr. Fredrick H. Koch will read
Dickens’ immortal ghost story, “A
GHRISTliAS CAROL” Wednesday
evening, December 16th at 8:00
o’clock in the Hoke County High
School auditorium. Tickets will go
on sale the last of this week.
In the last 37 years Koch has read
A CHRIS’TMAS CAROL'to audiences
far and wide. He has four times giv
en It in Town Hall in New York.
Twice has he read Dicifen’s story at
the Institute of Arts and Sciences at
Columbia University. Large cities
little country towns, and the secluded
byways have heard him give Tiny
•Him’s imttnortal toast: ‘‘God bless us
jii-Thirty-seven years ago Dr. Koch,
Foimder end Director of the famed
Carolina Playmakers at the Univer
sity of North Carolina was a young
instructor in English at the Universi
ty of North Dakota. He happened
to re-read A CHRISTMAS CAROL
and was struck with the idea that
everybody ought to read it at Christ
mas time. At the suggestion of his
friends. Dr. Koch read it to a small
group gathered around a crackling
His audiences grew until the North
Dakota gymnasium was filled to over
flowing and his reading of Dickens’-
story had -become an integral p>art of
the Christmas season. Other towns
wished to hear him and he journeyed
through snow storms and blizzards
to fill his many engagements each
When he came to the University of
North Carolina to found the Carolina
Playmakers, Dr. Koch continued read
^ ing the Carol and there no Christmas
is complete without it. The audito
rium in the big Memorial Hall is al
ways filled to overflowing.
For thirty-seven years Dr. Koch
has worked toward the goal of the
establishment of a native American
drama, a drama from eth very soil of
-t^ie American tradition. Several
^l^'^ars ago his achievements in this
field were awarded signal recognition
•when the University of North Dakota,
the scene of the beginnings of his
•work in folk playmaking, called him
back to deliver the commencement
address and conferred upon him the
honorary degree of Doctor of Liter
ature and membership in Phi Beta
Kappa. As Archbald Henderson said
this: “At Grand Forks, Koch waS the
hero, the centraT figure of the com-
meiicemeat ol the pioneer university
of the prairies .... a celebration in
deed: Tender, moving deep; an apex,
a culmi-nation; attainment and recog
In 1926 Koch was awarded
bnorary degree of Doctor
re by his first alma mater,
Koch’s idea of creating a new
;irican drama was furthered re-
,,....~y with the publication by D. Ap
pletOT-Century Company of his latest
volume of native plays by twenty of
his student playwrights representing
eighteen American states. Canada and
Meiiw- The volume has been wide
ly aeClaimed by such leading literary
and dramatic critics as Dr. Arthur
Hobson Quinn, author of the author
atafive HISTORY OP AMERICAN
DRAMA? and Stephen Vincent Benet,
Pulitzer prize winner, for his “John
Brawn’s Body". t
AlfSERICAN FOLK PLAYS has had
a far reaching influence. The Eng-
lislt^ritic in a LITERARY SUPPLE
MENT of THE LONDON -nMES In
his raviow of tire volume suggests;
‘Tt would also be worthwhile seeing
whether similar ‘folk’ plays could Mt
stiU be evoked from our En^ish
nctstt and so bring to the drama a
new fertilizing influence."
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quarterly meeting FRIDAY
Met on Tuesday
Instead of Thursday
Light Sentences for John Barbee At
Law Violators Methodist Church
By TAYLOR CALDWELL
Dose Green was tried in court this
week for violating Prohibition Law.
He plead guilty. Judgement. 60 days
on road or suspended on. paying cost
and good behavior for 12 months.
Annie Mae Green sisiter to Dose
The Raeford Kiwanis Club met on
the above date in Kiwanis Hall, with
24 members present and the president
presiding. This meeting was held on
Tuesday night instead of Thursday
as' that will be Thanksgiving day.
This is the first time the club has
held a meeting on Thanksgiving week.
The club will also hold a meeting
Christmas week, which will also set
another precedent, as the club has
never before held a meeting on Christ
mas week. This will give a meetinf
for every week in the year.
The club has accepted an invitation
to meet on Christmas week at the
Raeford Hotel, as guest of Mr. V. St.
Cloud. This meeting will be held on
Tuesday night of that week, Dec
22nd, and the amount of one week’s
meals will be donated to the Soldier
Center, to be used for Christpias
cheer to soldiers, who may not be so
fortunate as to have leave for the
The program committee, having
failerj to secure a speaker for this
program, the president called on mem
bers of the club, who spoke as fol
lows: H. L. Gatlin, Jr., asking the
'.T.embers to co-operaite with his com
mittoe in the conservation of meat,
fats, etc; also on decorations during
the hollidays, especially fire crackers,
all of which are vitally important to
the war effort.
M. C. Dew, Chief Air Wardsin, call
ed attention to the fact that North
Carolina had been certified for the
first unannounced alarm, which may
be expected’ at anytime. He is not
sure but that it may come during day
light, rather than at night.
Coupon No. 27 can now be redeem
ed for coffee. Each member of your
family whose age is shown as fifteen
or over on Ration Book No. 1 (Sugar
Bodk) is entitled to one pound of
Humaii' revolutions are of slow growth. Modem Democracy is the heir of
the ages, of men dead for many centuries. It began in the thoughts of Egyp
tian, Hebraic, and Grecian philosophers, and burst into open fire in the Mag
na Carta, when, for the first time, the Rights of Man were boldly proclaimed. I Green was charged aicn with -violat-
it progressed through hundreds of years of darkness, oppression, and misery,j^g prohibition law. She plead guilty,
sometimes shining brightly, sometimes almost disappearing in the murk of; fin Have in iail or sumend
tyranny and despair. It broke into a wider blaze in the American and Sand goS bXS
French Revolution. But democracy is still in the process of becoming. It
may take many hundreds of years longer before it has perfected itself, rid
itself of the old grossness and injustice which it inherited from the Dark
^ But even in its present imperfections it is still toe noblest concept which
man has ever dreamed and for which multitudes have heroically died. In
each century it must again engage in the ancient struggle against the pri
mordial forces of destruction and reaction. And each time that the battle
is won the march of ultimate democracy is hastened.
It is worth fighting for, this ultimate democracy, though we ourselves
may never see its perfection. However, by the Grace of God and our own de
votion and strength, our children will see it. They shall inherit the treas
ure for which we have fought and died—we have faith, if we realize that
nothing is too much to sacrifice for this inheritance. Work is not too much.
Courage and our lives are not too much. All the money we can pour into
War Bonds and Stami>s is not too much. For, if we hold back, in work, in
courage, in life, in money, we shall not bequeath democracy to our chil
dren. We shall bequeath them only the bitter knowledge that when we
were tested we gave “too little, too late,” and that they have inherited from
us only slavery and fear. ' '
U. S. Treasury Department.
• John Barbee, young evangelist-, irni
preach at the Methodist church pf
Raeford Saturday night, Decemb.er
5^h.’ Mr. Barbee recently'held e.suc
cessful gbsl)el campaign iii Raeford,
and is well known in this section of
America as a powerful pread^er of
for 12 months.
Eli Wright, Louis Galbraith and
Josh Purcell were all charged with
Driving Car under influence of liquor.
All three plead guilty. Judgement
60 days on road suspended on paying
cost and $50.
Worth Keene was charged with
being drunk and disorderly. Plead
guilty. Judgement 30 days on road
suspended on paying cost.
Lacy McIntyre was charged wito
shooting rabbits out of season. Plead
guUty. Judgement 30 days suspended
on payment of cost.
Nathan Sinclair charged with tres
pass. Plead guilty. Judgement 30 days
on road suspended on paying cost.
Albert McLean was charged with
Hunting with out Licence. Plead
guilty. Jud~gement 30 days suspended
on paying the cost..
To Appear at
Max Rosen, acclaimed by many
eminent critics as the “greatest Amer
lean violinist”, will be presented at
Flora MacDonald College on Monday
evening, December 7th, at 8:15, as
the third number of the 1942-43 con
cert and lecture series.
Mr. R^en, who has already be
come -weR known -to -iBUsic lovers
throughout the Carolinas in previous
appearances at Flora MacDonald, al
ways amazes his audiences anew with
the natural beauty and finesse dis
played in his mastery of the violin.
Quoting from a well known critic,
“No other violinist who has ever ap
peared in San Francisco, wito the
possible exception of Fritz Kreisler,
had such a caressing charm and poetic
quality in his playing”.
START SHOPPING NOW!
/ If you have more than one coupon
to redeem—remember that all coffee
is perishable. Buy coffee only as you
L. E. Reaves, Jr. has bought the
Grady Leach house now occupied
by Mrs. R. A. Matheson. Mrs. Math
eson has made other plans and when
she moves the -house wiV. be occupied
byJ. I. Thomas and family. Mr.
Thomas is manager of toe local
Reaves Drug Store and now has an
apartment with Wfcs. Roland Coving
This year, if never before, do your
Oiristmas mailing early—as much
as three weeks earlier.
Otherwise parcel, card or letter
may not arrive until after Christmas
The advice and the warning come
from the Postal Department. With
postal and transportation facilities
under the strain of war, the warning
“To insure delivery by December
24, parcels and cards should be post
ed at least 20 to 35 days before Christ
After all, the main idea is to get
them there. So only toe foolish will
ignore toe warning.
Dr-H. C. Smith, new District Super
iljhiident for the Fayetteville District
^ at Raeford Methodist church,
Frldlr evening, Dec. 4th, to hold the
jQuttoly Meeting of the Ra^ord
The Church Officials will
* meal at the Church at 6:30 P. M. for
i a hiicheon. Public invited to attend
kiheaervlce at 7:00 P. M.
Major Ell Wiahart, who has been
,1 Trinidad since April 1941 arrived
Aberdeen for a short visit with
his wife and child last week. Mrs.
Witoart Is the former. Miss Hallie
Hoke Boy Who Downed
Three or More Jap
Planes 6n Guadacanal
Lt. (jg) Currie, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. Scott Currie is now at home
on leave. Lt. Currrs, whose nickname
■with bis fighting pals is Mole, is
credited with having shot down three
Japanese Planes in the Pacific War
Zone. Lt. Currie has been stationed
abroad on Aircraft Car^rier and has
participated in a number of Naval
Battles. Be was stationed at Hender
son Field, Guadacanal Island for five
weeks. Lt. Currie received a warm
welcome from his home county people
where he is well known and has a
big family connection.. He spent a
few days this week in Norfolk Va.
The News Journal hopes to print
som-e of the interesting things he is
allowed to tell before his leave is over.
Hoke County is Proud of Ben.
Dr. Flrederiek H. Kooh, fotmder and director of The Carolina Flayakeri,
reading Dtokena’ “A Chrlitmaa Carol,.’ Friday, Deo. Ifith, High Sdiooi
Aoditwrliun—8:60 P. M.
hi joys Dinner
On Tuesday evening Mrs. R. L.
Murray was hc^tess to the Wives of
Hoke County Doctors, making up the
Medical Auxiliary. She served a
deliciious turkey dinner with the
Thanksgiving motif prev^^g. The
Doctor’s Association was "meetirtg at
.the Sanatorium at the same time.
Mrs., Vemoy the new president pre
sided over-'a short bustness session.
After dinner the guests enjoyed an
evening of conversation instead of
games as the storm caused toe cur
rent to be off for several hours.
Current Ofi Tuesday
Lightning and a very high wind
playsd havoc wito the Carolina Pow
er & Light Co.’s linES Tuesday night
and the current was off for about two
hours. R. C. Dubose of the C. P. &
Lt. Co. of Southern Pines was in Rae
ford yesterday looking over the sit
uation. He said they had calls frami
all towns around Southern Pines ex
cept Vass and Cameron. Limbs and
tress fell Oh ther feed lines coming
into Raeford. Linemen worked im
til 2 o’clock Wednesday morning get
ting the lines back in order. The
worst part of the storm was around
Hoffman -where it was reported that
ssA'eral houses were blown down.
Will Open Land
Office in Raeford
A Land Office will be opened now
soon in Hoke County Court House
by the Federal Government. 17118
office will have charge of renting or
purchasing all real estate . by the
government in too following sections.
Ft. Bragg, Maxton Air Field, Camp
at Hoffman and Knollwood Air Field
at Southern Pines. A Mr. Pearson
of Georgia will be in charge of this
office. How largo the office force
wiU be has not yet been ascertained
but it is thought that many new peo
ple will be brought to Raeford.
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The Distaff Side
Takes Over Sports
The Southemaires, a group of
North Carolina girls employed at the
local Civilian Training Stoool, have
finally reversed the tables on the
Northernaires, a group of Shore girls,
in a basketball game played at toe
Lyceum Court toe other evening. At
ter dropping their first two meetings,
toe belles tmm below the Mason and
Itocott line thratoed their Yaitoee
foes, 42 to 28.
Cupeling with the Northemaires
were loverly Bremer of Monmouth
Beach; Jean 0’Bri«i, Mildred McGee
and Barbara Richards of tois city;
and Catherine McLaugolin and Ann
Sicliano of N^une City.
Evelyn Smith of Raeford, N. C.,
who tosses them through the hoop
like a Hank Luisetti, was high scorer
of the evening, denting the cords for
23 points. Ann Siciliano led the
Short contingent by han^ng up 17
points. Mae Wood of West Jeffer.
son, N. C., holds the individual scor
ing reebrd between the two teama,
having- chalked up 2S points in a pre
vious meeting. Not bad, gals!
John is now completing his senior
year at Bob Jones College where he
will receive his B. A. degree next
spring. He will probably study for
his M. A. degree in the University of
Tennessee where he studied this sum
mer. His scholastic record in both the
University and college is exceptional
ly good. He is just 21 and has pro
bably preached to more people than
any other' minister of his age. It is
expected that many people will at
tend the service at the Methodist
church where Rev. E. C Crawford is
Smith & Whitley
Appear Supreme Court
N. McNair Smith representing the
Board of Education of Hoke County,
and H. W. B. Whitley, representing
Mattie Gilmore, widow of Dean Gil
more, argued the case of Mattie Gil
more in the Supreme Court on Tues
day inRaleigh, N. C.
The Board of Education carried li
ability insurance for its empl-oyees
and Dean Gilmore, .Janitor, was in
jured by a fall from a ladder in the
New Gymnasium in the Hoke High
School on July Yl, 1939 and broke
both bones in his right leg below the
knee from which he died on Fri). 28,
This case was tried before toe ia
dustrial Commission three times and
was tried in the Superior Court last
April before Judge Bone who affirmed
the judgment of the Industrialt Com
It is now before the Supreme Court
on appeal from Judge Bone’s decisioa
Travelers Insurance Co. was the In
surance CJarrier for Hoke County
Board of Education and took the ap
peal to the Supreme Court The de
cision will be handed down in about
Ii^the above case toe vwdici of the
Industrial Commission granted Ifet
tie Gilmore compensation which was
slightly over $9 a we^. It is too
verdict which is being contested by
the Insurance Co. which elaimy toet
Dean Gilmore’s death was not toe di
rect result of the f alL
Get your general news; School.
County—ratioidng, etc. In on Nkmday
and Tuesday. Help us to get -to« Pk.
per out on TIME.
An Orthopedic Clinic
To Be In Lumberton
An Orthopedic C3ink will be iMid
in toe baseemoit of toe Agricultiir.
al Building in Lumbortoa on Friday,
December 4to, beginning at 8 o’clock.
This clinic is free to aU indigent chil
Dr. W. M. Roberts of toe Ortooipe-
dic Hospital at Gastonia will be toe
surgeon in charge.
Mrs. Kate S. MacLeod.
I Su|>t PttoUc WdttBxe.
NEW ADI RAm WARDBm
The air-raid cominittee of toe locel
civilian defense office announcea toe
appointment of toe foUowing new eir
raid wardens, who wiH serve in tomr
D. J. Campbeil, C J. Benner, Lew
der Stedman, Wade H. Norton, How
ard Carlisle, K. T. Rose, ud Luke
Mr. end Mrs. Kenneth. MerTlrKneld
sprat Tuesday in Ralel^. Mr. Mhe
Donald went e^wdallyito attend Hm
hearing in toe OitoneB^jB^siil ed IM