The Hoke County News
The H(^e County Journal
VOLUME xxxvm NO. 29.
RAEFOBD, N. C., THURSDAY, DEC. 17th, 1942
92.99 PER YBAB
tilunior Music Club
The Schubert Junior Music Club
had its first meeting of the year De
cember 11th, at the home of Elsie
Upchurch with Faye Baker and Le
onora Currie as joint hostesses.
The following officers .were elect
idr jfor the year,
''Kfce' President^—Elsie Upchurch.^
club also voted not to become
a®m«mber of the National Federa-
ti^'pf Music Clubs again for the du
After the business part of the
meeting the following numbers were
■nie Star Spangled Banner—John
Stafford Smith, and John McLauch
A Theme Prom a Sonata—Mozart.
Gavotte—Bach. Betty Holland.
Jljforthern Song—Shumann. Elea
nor Leach. -
This is the proper time to make
CHRISTMAS—what it should be at
all times-—a SEASON of , Special
Religious Emphasis. The Church
Services in our Church for Decem
ber have been planned to make this
Christmas Just that.
The Church, according to our cus
tom, will be appropriately decorated
this week. Read the announcement
for the services, for the rest of De
cember, and come out and enjoy
these services with us.
11:00 A. M. “Magniflcant Gifts”
7:00 M., “The Light of the Stars”
41^ '^ristmas program for the
fe]|(ffldren and the Sunday School An
at 10:00 A. M.
11:00 A. M. ^‘Things that Make for
7:00 P. M. “Thie Meaning of the
. December 31st
^ A Watch Night Service of praise,
prayer, and Meditation. Also in the
Sunday School Annex there will be
a program for the Intermediates on
Wedhasfiay, Dec. 23; Wednesday,
D^, 30th, for the Young People; and
Dec.^lst. Juniors. Hours, 6:30 P. M.
Rev. E. C. Crawford.
Welcomes Dr. Koch
Those who were brave enough to
lace the bitter weather and go to the
School Auditorium Wednesday night
enjoyed a rare treat.
Dr. Koch of the University of North
Carolina gave his famous reading ot
Dicken’s Christmas Carol to a small
but highly appreciative audience.
Ha was introduced by Mrs. A. D.
Gore, President of the Raeford Wo
man’s Club, who sponsored his com
ing. ^ j
Duri/Jjjjhe interpissions, a group
of tlhaminade Mu
sic beautiful Christmas
iditorium would probably
been packed if the first real
of winter hadn’t approached.
Smter of Mrs. Milliard
B^er Dies in Miami
Mrs. George H. Andrews, sister of
Mrs. Milliard Baker died at her ho.1ne
in Miami on Decmeber 1st. Services
were held in Miami and the body
was brought to High Point for inter
ment on Dec. 8. Mrs. Baker went to
her mother’s home in Asheboro
where she joined the family and at
tended the funeral. Mrs. Andrews
is survived by five sons, four of
whom are in the service, and five
daughters. One daughter. Miss Lau
ra Ai^rews came home with Mrs.
BJteer for a few day’s visit.
NOTE OF APPRECIATION
Mrs. E. C. Crawford and family
wi^ to express their thanks to the
peoffie of Raeford for the omany ex
jU^essions of sympathy extended
them during the recent illness and
deiaih of Mrs. Crawford’s mother,
. E. Smith, of Ayden, N. C.
All articles of general Interest,
jty^ Rationing School, Kiwa-
tc. Must be in, on Tuesday
te that Week’s paper. Short
abor makes that necessary
er 1 ! ! !
At the Kiwanis meeting of Decern
b'er 10th Lt. Loren' of the Airborne
Division, who is making his home in
Raeford, delighted the members of
the club with several vocal selections
He was accompanied by Mrs. Ina
Bathune at the piano. Lt. and Mrs.
Loren were guests of Tommie Up
church who was in charge of the*
program. Other guests of the dub
were Mrs. Tomiri's Upchurch, Buist
Bethune, W. A. McDonald, and V.
St. Cloud. Sid Lewis was introduced
as a new member, to be officially in
ducted this week.
Buist Bethune, who has recently
returned from Trinidad made an in
teresting talk, to which all Eagerly
listened as he brought news of Hoke
County Boys down there.
W. A. McDonald explained the
new Victory War Bonds which the
government is now. offering for sale.
As has been the! annual custom
for years the club donated 25cts per
member to be sent to the Training
School at Kinston to be used for
Christmas Cheer by the Institution.
Light Di^ket In
Judge McQueen faced a light dock
et this week in Recorder’s Court.
James Cook pled guilty to driving
car while under influence of liquor.
A judgment of 60 days on road was
suspended on payment of $50 fine
and costs. Driver’s license was sus
pended for twelve months. Leroy
Bronson was given thirty days for
careless and reckless driving, which
was, suspended on payment of cost.
Luther Williard pled guilty to two
offenses, first violating prohibition
and road laws. For this he was giv
en 30 days which was ^sponded on
payment of costs. His other offense
was driving car while under influ
ence liquor. A judgnnent of 60 days
on road was suspend^'on> payment
oI $50 and costs and giving up dri.
ver’s license for 12 months. Marshal
Barefoot was given 30 days which
was suspended on payment of costs
for being drunk and disorderly.
Howard Brady and Lonnie Steadman
same offense, same judgment.
Lonnie L. Lucas up for speeding
continued till 22nd.
Nature, Too, Is Great
Enemy of the Rising Sun
Will Nature follow in Gen. Jimmy
Doolittle’s wake with a volcanic
raid, an earthquake attack, or a
tidal-wave invasion of Japan?
Scientific bodies in Washington
are receiving inquiries as to such a
possibility. Some imaginative lay
men have even suggested ways that
the United Nations might “scien
tifically” promote such natural haz
ards in Nippon. Others ask advice
about the odds they should wager
on another earthquake or volcanic
eruption in Japan within the next
Of course, seismologists say, none
of these natural upheavals can be
promoted by mdn; the belief that
they can is in a class with the su
perstition that heavy gunfire brings
rain. Volcanic eruptions, however,
can be predicted by their sjrmp-
toms, and study of the relationship
between volcanoes and earthquakes
may eventually indicate early warn
ing signs of ’quake disasters.
A dramatic example of successful
prediction occurred in 1914 in con
nection with the outburst of Sakura-
jima volcano, off the Japanese is
land of Kyushu. Scientists long had
expected trouble in the Vicinity, and
as the time of the cataclysm ap;-
proached, stronger and more fre
quent earth tremors, accompanied
by volcanic rumblings, added their
warning signals. When the big erup
tion came, no lives were lost, the
island's more than 20,000 Inhabitants
having fled to the mainland only the
Although their immediate origin
is no Shangri-La mystery and cer
tain cycles of possible recurrence
may be worked out, neifter earth-
qusikes nor volcanic disturbances
run on schedule. Moreover, scien
tists still offer various theories i as
to the ultimate factors deep within
the earth which cause the surface
The White Vestments are missing
from the Wardrobe of the Raeford
Methodist Church. They have often
been loaned to the school and other
Churchks of Raeford. No doubt fiiey
have been loaned fqr some occasion
and have not yet been returned.
Anyone knowing of their where
abouts will please request their re
turn to the, Methodist Church so they
can be laundered for Christi3^||g«-
COULD IT'BE CfilRISTMAS?—Yes, that’s the idea conveyed by
Bonita Granville, RKO Radio star. Her latest picture is “Seven
Miles From Alcatraz.” Later she is to be in “Hitler’s Children.”
Quotas Favored By
The results of the voting in the
Cotton Referencum last Saturday
showed that Hoke farmers favor the
continuance of marketing quotas, re
ports A. S. Knowles, County Agent.
Cotton farmers showed keen inter
est by turning out in greater numbers
than last year.
The official results of the voting
was determined when the County
Committee reviewed last Monday
•the returns of the eight communities.
Tlwt vote was 1092 for quotas and 18
against. This was a 98.3 per cant
favoring quotas. Last year the vote
was 1051 for quotas and 4 against
It was pointed out that the loan
feature of the program was .the pri
mary reason for the favorable! vote.
According to the law, loans can be
in effect only in years wheh cotton
marketing quotas are in effect.
This colunm will be devoted to
the activities of the Red Cross
chapter of Hoke county. Rev. C.
C. Crawford is director of the pub
licity for the chapter and will pre
pare the copy each week. To get
news of your community Red Cross
work in this column send yonr ma
terial to Rev. Mr. Crawford.
HOME SERVICE COMMITTEE
Red Cross—Sscures Secretary
By K. A. McDonald.
by the president, Mrs. C. E. Up
church and after a brief business
session the program was presented
Leader of Program—^Mrs. R. L.
Piano SoJo—The Tempest—Bee
thoven—Mrs. Eugene Cooke.
Quartet, (a) Bring a Torch—
Jeannette, “Isabella” Old French
Coral, by E. Nunn.
(b) The Mystic Star, by Bernard
Hamblen. Mrs. W. R. Barrington,
Mrs. Alfred Cole, Mrs. A. K. Currie,
and Mrs. J. D. Poole.
Accompanist—Mrs. Ina P.' Be
Carols—(Mrs. Ina P. Bethune)
The hostesses served a delicious
sandwich plate with Accessories and
The Hoke County Chapter of the
Rsd Cross has set up headquarters j
in the Air-raid Warden’s Room, on j
the first floor of the City Hall. i
The office will be open on Tues
days, Thursdays, and Saturdays of
each week from 2 to 4 P. M. Miss
Florence Gordon has been secured
as Secretary for the Chapter and will
be in the office during the above
hours to fill out papers and affidavits !
concerning .Allotment and Dependen i
cy Claims and to give other informa
tion concerning the work of the Red
Cross. This is the Home Service
Committee of the Red Cross, It is
the committee that keeps families of
men in the Service in touch with pro
per authorities in case of sickn.ess,
death, etc. Rev. E. C. Crawford has
been doing this until it grew too
much for him to handle alone.
The Board of Education met in
regular session Monday night, Dec.
14. Regular routine business Was
transacted. In addition a petition
to cHange the holiday dates was
•considered. After due considera
tion and discussion it was decided
to let the holiday dat's remain as
originally set. The Board felt that
as the dates were set as a war meas
ure, at the request of the president
and all in charge of the war effort
to speed up all school programs
that it should msKe no change. It
also felt that the farm labor situa
tion required the closing of ah sch
ools as early in the spring as poss
ible. It is hoped tftat everyone will
imderstand this position and co
op; rate to the fullest extent.
The first basketball game of the
season, played with Red Springs-
Friday night, resulted in victory for
the Hoke High boys with a score
of 42 to 10 and defeat for the girls
team with a final score of 23 to 20.
Other games are being scheduled
by the coaches, Mr. Dowd and Miss
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
The Fidelis Class of the Methodist
Church will have their annual Christ
mas party and “iWhite Elephant”
Sale, Friday night Dec. 18th at 7:30
in their classroom at the church.
Proceeds from the sale of gifts will
go into the class fund. All mem
bers are urged to attend.
BOYS WHO HAVE ENLISTED
IN THE LAST WEEK
Alwin Bassil Wright—Enlisted
James Robert Hendrix—Enlisted
Milton Trutt Jordan—Enlisted Re
Coolidge Sandy—Enlisted Navy.
William Evander Plummer—Enlist
Alfred Guion Eubanks—Enlisted
Thomas Neill McLauchlin—Enlist
ed Reserve Corps.
CHAMINADE MUSIC CLUB
The Chaminade Music Club met
Dec. 15th at 3^30 P. M. at the home
of Mrs. R. B. Lewis, with Mrs. K.
A. McDonalcf, as associate hostess.
The innieeting was called to order
On the Care of Stoves
While" homemakers may look
ahead to some of the glass, plastics
or ceramics stoves now being fore
cast for the future, for the time be
ing it’s a case of making the present
kitchen range do.
Permitting the element on the
electric stove to become too hot by
remaining at a high temperature for
a long period of time is pointed out
as harmful to the mechanism and
wasteful of electricity. The finest
metal has been used in the heating
units, and should the element hap
pen to burn out through careless
handling, chances are it could not be
If a homemaker is unfortunate
enough to have food boil over onto
her electric stove,, the remedy is to
let the food bum dry and then brush
it off. •
Water should never be used on the
element. However, daily cleaning
of the enamel surface of the stove
with soft paper or a damp cloth is
recommended. One reason for reg
ular cleaning of the oven is that
spilled food is a non-conductor of
electricity and therefore more cur
rent is required to heat the oven.
In regard to the use of the kero
sene stove, there is no danger in
using pU the burners at one time
but the stove should be in good con
dition with the burners trimmed and
well I regulated. If homemakers
would follow the directions suggest
ed for their particular type of stove,
whether electric, gas or kerosene,
there would be a more efficient per
County Offices Will
Be Closed Three Days
Hoke County Commissioners have
issued an order that all coxmty of
fices will be closed on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday of next week—
the 24th, 25th, and 26th. This will
give the employees a much needed
vacation and will save fuel.
Tuberculosis Seal Drive
The drive for sale of Tuberculo
sis Seals has been in progress for
the past week. A prize is beixrg
offered to the home room with the
highest recoird of sdals sold. At
the time this was written a final
checkingup had not been made.
. The boys’ and girls’ glee club
imder the direction of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Lassiter, will present a ptrog-
arm of Christmas music onSunday
afternoon, Deceonber 20, at 4 o’clock
The public is invited. TTiere will
be no admission charge.
Having Correct Shoes
Will Prevent Distress
Maybe the fellow with a bad tem
per is that way because his feet
hurt. At any rate, it pays to study
your feet—how to use them and how
to care for them. Ills of the feet
may be caused by wearing shoes
which do not fit.
Shoes should be selected with the
utmost care. Be sure you get the
pair which fits comfortably and an
swers your needs. Try on the shoes
and walk around in them to see
whether they slide here or pinch or
rub there. Don’t buy by size alone.
Your feet may require different
sizes for different types. The shoes
should conform to the natural shape
of toe foot. They shoidd have a
straight inner line, following the out
line of the normal foot.
Be sure that your toes don’t touch
the end of the shoe and that there
is no pressure on top. The great
joint should come where the sole
shape has the most pronounced
curve. Test this by raising the heel
to see whether the bend of the sole
comes directly under the big joint of
the big toe. The seam should not
come over the great toe joint.
The shoe should fit snugly about
the heel without binding, or slipping
up and down or forward and back.
That way lie blisters €md holes in
your stockings. Another point—the
heel should be low and broad enough
for ft good support. Nature intend
ed that man should walk on ^th
the heel and ball of the foot.
LOCAL TEACHERS MEETING
Miss Mary Falls Peele and Miss
Marjorie McKay were hostesses at
the bi-monthly meeting of the Rae
ford Elemonta^ and Hdce High Sdi
ool teachers Monday evening at the
home of Mrs. W. T. Covington. The
program consisted of suggestions to
the teachers on how to cotqoerate
with and aid in the art and music
courses and in the use of the library.
Miss Adcock, the art teacher, urged
the teachers to give more time to
art and to correlate it with other
^ubjiects.' Mns. Lassiter ^escplained
that a knowledge of notes paves the
way to real enjoyment of music and
that th public school music course
should consist of more .than singing.
Mrs. Gore, the high sdu>ol' librarian
gave many helpful suggestions to
teachers on how to help children use
the library to advanta^. .^ter the
program the guests were invit^ in
to the dining room, where Mrs. W.
T. Covington graciouslypoured tea
at a beautifully appointed t^le.
Miss Peele and Miss McKay passed
dainty cookies and Christmas cand
ies. To cUmax ttie evening Seuvta
Claus appeared at the brilliantly dec
orated Christmas tree and distributed
gifts, mostly of a charactanfistic or
humorous nature, to each person
present. The height of merriment
came when everyone was required
to read the verses attached to each
, Protect Your Home
The Chicago Fire
The great Chicago fire burned for
‘two days and nights, October 9 to 11,
1871. The flames started in a bam
owned by Patrick O’Leary at 137
DeKoven street, either from spon-
tsineous combustion in the haymow
or to the carelessness of persons
smoking in the barn..
The fire burned ov^ 2,100 acres,
destroying 17,500 buildings and caus
ing 250 deaths. It destroyed almost
a third of the city’s property—nearly
$200,000,000. Nearly a quarter of the
inhabitants were rendered tempora
rily homeless—70,000 in a population
GLEE CLUB WILL GIVE
The Hoke County IH^ Sdiool
Band and Glee Cliibs will give a
Christmas program Sunday after
noon at four o’clock in the school
auditorium. The program is un
der the direction of Mrs. George
W. Lassiter. The public is cord!
The Rockfish school board held a
meeting Friday night and elected
Mrs. Gardner Bostic to fill the posi
tion on the Rockfish faculty vacated
by Miss Walta Townsend, who re
signed to accept a position at Fort
The Board of Education deferred
action on School Bus Routes until
the first Monday in January. When,
it was hoped more di^ite infwma
tion in regard to O. D. Ts. nilings
on school transportation would be
Graduates at Home
Misses Evelyn Smith, Margaret
Lytle, Bet^ Walters, Annie Mae
Shaw and Euifiia Shaw who graduat
ed from the General Devekvinent
Laboratories in New Jersey on Dec.
7, spent several days in Raeford re
cently. They have aU been assigned
work in Detroit, Midi., for whidi
place they left this week.
Miss Annto Mae Shaw anottier
Raeford girl r«nained in New Jer.
The News-Journal Office will fldl
in line with othftr businesses and be
closed Fridajr and Saturday,. Dse,
25th and 29th.