The Hoke County News
THe Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 9
RAKFOKD. i. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 19(5
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Brothers Meet In Manila
CdI. Warren Calloway and Pv
Leonard Calloway, sons o( Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Calloway of Timberland,
. .1.. I.. 1T-.;i Ufli'mn is
uiik iv,o 749rh Roilwav Battalion
and has been stationed in Manila j
since March while his brother has j
just arnved there with a medical
Lt. and Mr
Ben Currie of San-1
ford, F!a., ara spending this week
with his parents. Lt. Currie will
eo to Norfolk Saturday and Mis.
Currie will return to Sanford Friday i
R. H. Chapman came last week
for a long furlough to be spent with
his family here.
Cpl. Monroe Eivards, who made
his home near Raeford before going
Into service, has returned from over
seas and is spanning a thirty-day
Wilton Wood of Rockfish, left Sat
urday n orning for the naval train
ing ststion at Bainbridge, Md.
Pfc. Robert Mo'.t arrived home last
Tuesday to spend 3 30 day furlough
with his mother, Mrs. Mary Moil,
after serving in the European thea
tre of operations. At the end of his
furlour.h he will report to Camp
M-Sgt. Ralph Plummer and Lt.
William Plummer. sons of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Plummer, are both home
from overseas and are visiting their
parents at Rt. 2, Raeford. After
thirty days at ho re, they will re
port to Richmond and Greensboro
for reassignment and further duty.
by D. Scott Poole
I remember two total eclipses of
the sun, one came soon after the
close of the Civil War in 1867 and
and the other in 1896. It grew
dark gradually and the chickens went
to roost. There was a total eclipse
of the sun in the northern part of the
United States July 9, 1945. There
was only a partial eclipse visible
In 1881, Halley's comet was visible
for half the year or more and about
mid-su.rmer the comet reached half
way across the firmament. The
aurora borealis was the brightest
that year I have ever seen it. Northern
lights have not been seen lately.
A man can make as much now in
a year as he could have made in ten
years between 1873 and 1917. Far
mers made a lot of money in 1917 and
1919, but in the years following they
lost all they had accumulated. I
fear they will have the same experi
ence when the present war ends.
I do not think we have as heavy
thunder storms now as in the years
prior to that of stringing wires all
over the country and the erection of
means of conveying electricity into , writing "these shoes are all right."
the ground. Und charged t $5 for the half-sol-
ling. I paid the charges and, since.
One July afternoon in 19ft5 light- j have worn my shoes and quit re
en;!, 2 struck and either partially or. turning them to the makers.
entirely tore to piece? every t?h-
nhone pole between Raeford and Red People used to set fire and burn
Snrincs. That telephone line was over woods for better grass for the
discontinued, and other lines into j cattle and sheep. Sometimes the fire
the surrounding coun'ry have been , burned over more territory than folks
discontinued, why I do not know, j wanted burned. One spring night
but have an idea they did not make;Wnen Woa', burning time was at
We should have telephones hand, an old lady in the neighbor
rural electric lines. 'hood went to hurry the cows home
all along rura
One thing that I hone will follow
this g-catest of all wars since his-
tnry wa? written is that '.:s amount
nr money in ciicu.au'ir. up ivet u;.
Even if folks are no bttter off. be
cause they are forced to spend a;
thev rr:.ke it, every dollar they can
get, it looks more like business to
handle cash. I
I r-rmerrrber way back when you
could get a hai-cut and a shave for !,an(j we or my parents, helped both
a quarter, and you received only $25, by giving them something to do to
to $35 a bale for your cotton. I have
bought four dozen eggs for a quarter
and 1ro frying size:, chickens for
15c, but I cannot say I would like
to see a return to such bargains.
For twenty years I taught school
for an average of not over $30 a
rronth. I taught not more than 8
months a year. I worked Saturdays
and during vacation. I have never
taken but one two-week vacation.
Milk cows were cheap, feed did not
uch, and vegetables grew asner aBj honestly, we have always
well then or better than they do
now. We could live as well and as
I bought as gooi a Jersey cow for
I Reedy McNeill Shot
To Death By Jimmy
d McLaughlin Friday
Policeman Dies At
Antioch Following Argument
At Tobacco Barn.
t H. Reedy McNeill was shot to death
last Friday morning by Jimmy Mc-
catighlin at .McL.augnnn s nome in
. Sheriff D. H. Hodgin, who investi
gated the shooting, stated that Mc
Neill had ha'i an argument with Mc
Laughlin at a tobacco barn at about
9 o'clock that morning, and that later
McNeill, armed with a pistol and a'
sawed-off shotgun went to McLaugh
lin's house. He is said to have shot
at the house several times as he ap
proached it, and then entered the
front door, still armed and speaking J who will be in charge of the Baseball House: Alfred Cole, chairman, Is
in a threatening manner. McLaugh- School which will be held at Rob- rael Mann and C. H. Giles.
un is said to nave urea one snoi irom
his gun, the load taking effect in Mc-
Neill's breast. McNeill turned and
went back to the front porch and
Mclaughlin went out tne DacK coor.
He reported the shooting to W. C.
noagin, Drotner 01 tne snerin a 1 1 LaVai was coach 0f the 1944 and,
Hodgin's store at Anl'-n. ana asked, 945 South Carolina Legion All-Stars
Mr. Hodgin to call the sheriff. Uii is head coach of Newberry col-
When the sheriff arrived McNeill lege athletics. He will be assisted!
was round ueaa upon me porcn 01
the McLaughlin home. A coroner's
jury heard several witnesses and
testimony by McLaughlin, and re
turned a verdict of justifiable homo
cide. McNeill had been employed as po
liceman for the town of Wagram
for the past year and was considered
a good officer, it was said. He spent
over a year in the army and served
the entire time at the reception cen
ter at Fort Bragg, being discharged
I He is survived by his wife, e;
former Miss Josie Dunn of Maxton,
and a brother, James Henry McNeill,
both of whom made their homes ia
Mrs. J. H. Plummer has as her
eXheMatRobert Powell, and
her sister. Miss Mabel Powell
D. M. Smith of Washington, D. C,
who has recently been discharged
from the army, has been visiting in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Mrs. Ruth Bridges and. daughter,
Dorothy, Miss Vera Cox and Mrs.
Bennie Cox, spent Sunday in Mon
roe with Mr. and Mrs. I S. Pres
ton. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Gatlin and
son ana 1. a. marsnourn nave re-1
turned, from a week', vacation spent
at Chimney Rock.
$40 in 1899 as any man could sell
me now for $140, and this brings us
to the conclusion that wages, the
prices of produce, are relative. I
!S a ..TTf' I
paid $12.o0 for a pair of shoes
h were guarantee!4,. I wore
which were gu
then out in six Weeks and returned
them -to the manufacturers. Instead
of refunding mv money they half
soled them, mailed them back to me.
before a big cloud in the west came
ur). Fires had been burning all over
the community, folks out looking for
the old simpler inded woman.
blowing trumpets or horns, lighten
in? were flashing, thunders were
rolling, the elements were well lit
tin by the forest. I felt Judgment
D?y had come.
I recall two widows in our co-n-
munity who had three children each
make a living. One wove cloth 1o
make our clothes, and, we hired the
other's horse rather, father had his
sons, or himself plow her crops.
Both made good livings. There were
a number of others with whom we
divided what re had. "When there
is just enough for one, it makes a
royal feast for two."
Times beyond numbering, com
pany has dropped in just at mealtime,
and we always invited them to din-
had a sufficiency, and it Jeeme, bet
ter than usual, which has always
been good enough for anybody. The
latch string should always swing on
the outside of every door.
TO COACH JUNIORS Billy Laval
Dins parK in Ked bprings the week 1 Legal: A: D. Gore and DeWitt Tapp
of August 6-11, under the sponsor-! Finance: Jim Poole, chairman W
I ship of the Charlie Hall Post of the.j. Coats, J. B. Womble, and C. P.
American Legion and which many Kinlaw. '
Moke county high school players arel
planning to attend.
oy Arthur "Jack" McRae of Red.Leach. and A. R. Currie.
Springs, formerly and outstanding
player-manager of semi-pro teams in
this section of the state.
At Ceiling On
Border Markets Have Bie Pound
age On Floors For Opening!
Sales of tobacco were heavy and
prices average about the ceiling oricelmen holding honorable discharges to
nts n the opening of the
Border Belt yesterday, according to
reports from North and South Caro
lina towns in the belt.
Highest price for a pile was at Lum
berton where 63 cents topped the
bids. Mullins market reported the
leading poundage on the floors for
a day with over 2,000.000 pounds.
Fairmont had about 900,000 and Lum
berton reported 750,000.
Quality was generally good through
out the belt and the price range was
from 33c to 48c except for a few;
exceptional extra finely
James Edwards paid costs for as
sault upon his mother-in-law in
. , .
coun'y court Tuesday. WUhe Willis
TO MEET MONDAY
The executive board of the Wo-
mans Auxiliary of the Raeford Pres-
chu"h will m
, ' .u.f. '
room of the church.
Miss Josephine McLauchlin enter
tained very informally but delight
fully on Monday morning with a
coca-cola party for Miss Mary Lewis
an'-' Miss Nancy Hill, guest of Miss
Miss Jane C. McLeod of Baltimore
;s spending several weeks with her
grandmother, Mrs. C. J. Seaford. She
spent a few days this week with Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. V. R. White are now
in their home in Fayetteville and Mr.
White has taken up his duties as
superintendent of the Fayetteville
city schools. Raeford regrets losing
the Whites but is very glad that they
remained in the "neighborhood."
Mrs. Carl Freeman and daughters.
Mary Raye and Carline, returned to
Charlotte with Henry Harllee and
sons, who had been Mrs. Freeman's
guests the past wee's; end.
Miss Reba Roberts is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Josephine Carlyle, in
Mrs. Bert Brown has returned
from a visit to Marietta and Fair
mont. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker spent
the past week end in Charlotte visit
Mrs. R. L. Moody, Sr., and Mrs.
R. L. Moody, Jr., ar? visiting Mrs.
J. B. Mclntyre.
INFANT SON DIES
Gerald Dwan Park', son of Pfc.
and Mrs. Ralph D. Parks, died on
Saturday, July 21, soon after birth
in Moore county hospital.
To Serve Legion
Post For Year
Extension Drive To Be Carried
On For New Members By Ellis j
A number of activities for the year
I were outlined by members of the Ellis
'j Williamson Post of the American Le
gion at the organizational meeting
heb', last week when the new year's
work was discussed.
Commander W. L. Poole has an
nounced that the following service
committees have been named:
Membership: Robert Gatlin, chair
Tan, D. H. Hodgin, Alfred Cole and
Publicity: DeWitt Tapp and A. D.
Service: D. H. Hod'in. chairman A.
v. Sanders. Archie McDiarmid and
James W. Stanton. land central district championships,
Visiting: H. K. Holland ami, Starr has lost three straight to the western
McMillan. I district champions of Shelby. drop-
Americanism: R. L. Murray, F. G.Iping their third game at Red Springs
Athletics: Alfred Cole, chairman,
Robert Gatlin, M. T. Poovey, J. D.
McKeithan and R. A. Matheson.
Disaster Relief: Harry Greene.
Sons of Legion: Starr McMillan and
A. L. O'Briant.
Child Welfare: A. W. Wood.
Defense: Robert Gatlin.
The post plans to sponsor Junior
athletics events and aid in the pro
motion of school and 4-H club activi
ties and will present awards Co out
standing high school and grammar
school students, and has endorsed a
number ' civic activities in which
it expects to take part.
It also extends a cordial and ur
gent invitation to all former service
Join 1 the post and take part in the
Friday, August 3
An orthopaedic clinic will be held
Friday. Aug. 3, in the basement of the
agricultural building in Lumberton.
This clinic is free to all indigent chil
dren under 21 years of age. Dr. O. L.
Miller of Charlotte will be the sur
geon in charge. Please register at
the desk between nine and eleven
o'clock a. m.
(Well With Sweet
A combination of tobacco and
sweet potatoes proved to be a profit
able venture last year for L. J. San--rs,
who ooerates a portion of T.
J. Heckstall's Indian Woods farm
in Bertie county.
After Sanders built a combination
tobacco barn and sweet potato curing
house in accordance with a blue
mint nrenared by State College Ex
tension specialists, he and Heckstall ,
laid plans for the growing of tobacco I
nnrf sweet notato croos.
The State Colleee Extension ser-
vice and the State Department of,
Agriculture- were accepting orders
f ;f:J T . r-- T:n
1UI tClLll'ti U,U,30ILl t Jl LU - . v .
seed potatoes in the Winter of 1943. morning for New York and is spen-
and Heck-tall placed an order for 30 J ding this week with her husband.'
bushels. Saunders took them, treated , who. serving with the Merchant Ma- ,
an-' beddfd the.r for producing rines. has recently arrived there.
plants. Front this bedding, he trans-I I
olanted 3 acres, and Heckstall filed) Miss Lizzie Niven has returned!
an application with the North Caro-jfrom H;jrhsmith hnspit.nl. where she
!:r,3 Crorrp I.rp-overrent Association was treated for an infection. She is,
to rei-iiy the- enp produced in 1944. 'much better and !vr many friends
A swe.t potato harvesting demon-,. ire looking forward to ?ee:ne her
stra-ion was held on this farm in back in her place of business.
1944 when agriculture experts from,
.. , ht... n n r i i
State Course ana tne Mate uepart-
ni Acr'cu'.ture demonstrated
improved practices in digging, grad
ing, and curing sweet potatoes. After
experimenting with varying lengths
of spacing in the drill, Saunders
four.' that he produced more Num
ber 1 potatoes and fewer jumbos
from the ten-inch spacing. He used
his barn for curing the crop.
In March of this year the stored
crop of potatoes was inspected by the
Crop Improvement Association, and
the potatoes were graded for U. S
Number 1 seed stock. A state certi-1
fied tag was attached, and the crop
was sold for seed. The Baltimore
buyer requested, more the same
Saunders reported that he received
$2,700 for his four acres of tobacco
and $1,200 for three acres of sweet
potatoes. Prospects for this year's
crops are fine.
Substitute C. 'V?
The local pos'.off.ce is . .iee
substitute clerk and examinations
will be hi Id soon at a date to be
Substitutes are to be secured for
Raeford, Red Spring.-. Southern Pines,
an:. Tabor City, it was announced
yesterday. They are used primarily
for vacation relief duty, and for
sick relief, and get a minimum of 45
days duty per year.
To Shelby Legion
Fourth Game To Be Plaved At
Robbins Park In Red Springs
The fourth game of the state cham
pionship play for the Junior Ameri
can Legion bastball title will be play
er at Robbins Park in Red Springs
this nftprnnrin at 415
Laurinburg, winner of the eastern
yesterday 8 to 6 before a crowd of
about 2,000 fans.
The first and second games were
played under the lights at Shelby
Monday and Tuesday nights, with
the Cleveland county lads winning
the first 8 to 4, and the second, 12 to
The State Championship goes to
the winner of four of a seven game
Army Asks Rooms
At Fort Bragg
Cant. H. A. L. Harvey, Personnel
Officer In Charge Securing
Accommodations For 97th Division-
With 30,000 or more men being
sent to Fort Bragg for redeployment
and or training for the Pacific area,
the demand for housing for families
of army personnel in this area is ex
pected to reach a new high by of
ficials of the army post.
Rooms, apartments and houses are
being sought in the towns of Rae
ford, Aberdeen, Southern Pines, Car
thage, Lillington, Jonesboro, San
ford, Pinehurst ann other towns ad
jacent to the Fort, and Capt. H. A. L.
Harvey of the Personnel Affairs of
fice has been designated by General
Kennedy to handle requests for hous
ing off the post particularly for per
sonnel of the 97th division, and other
units, which will he assigned to. the
pot for Pacific warfare training.
Each residnt having one or more day jail sentence for possession of
rooms, cpartir.ents or houses which homebrew, and Ray paid costs a'.i
tray be used are asked to make them .for homebrew possession. Nathaniel
available at once. iMcRimmon paid costs for having a
Cpt. Harvey's office is located on , car improperly equipped.
the Main Pot in Buildngi 310, and: o
is open from 8 to 5 daily. The tele- Miss Sarah Lytch. dining room
phone number is 2-R290. 'hostess at Assembly I nr.. Mor.treat,
o has been spending a vacation here
Lmdo Sex'on is a patient at Moore -
Mrs. R. A. Matheson
Sr., was tak-
Highsmith hospital on Tues-
day of this week for treatment.
Mrs .Trimos Wnrtrl trtft 9nn1-iv
"-- n. d. ana o.iugnic:
Mary and Marion, left this week for
Miami, from which place they will
fly to Trinidad to join Col. Lewis
who is statiMied at Fort Reid.
Mrs. Robert Cutter left Tuesday
night for a month's visit to her
mother. Mrs. K. J. Byrne in Kansas
City. Sgt. Cutter will join her la
ter for a twenty-four day furlough.
Mrs. H. K. Holland returned last
week from Montreat where she spent
Mrs. W. J. Rouark and daughter.
Peggy of TaTpa, Fla., are visiting
Mrs. Roinrk's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Walters.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cothran of Raleigh
were week eni guests of Mr. and i for a short visit to his parents, be
Mrs. Tommie Upchurch. jfare he returned ta the- Pacific coast.
Series Of Clinics
Scheduled For Hoke
Tvnhoid. Dintberia. Whooping
Coueh And Smallpox Immu
nizations To Be Given.
Schedule for a series of clinics
for Hoke County were announced
this week by Dr. J. W. Willcox,
county health officer at which vac
cinations for typhoid, smallpox, dip
theria and whooping cough will be
Dr. Willcox states that the treat
ments at these clinics is free and
open to all residents of the county.
He explained that the state J3ws
require that all infants be vaccinated
for diptheria and whooping cough
not later than their first year. Dip
theria treatment should be given at
ages from 6 to 9 months, and in-
fants from 6 weeks of age car. be
vaccinated for whooping cough.
I Diptheria requires two doses, 1
month apart; typhoid requires three
doses one week apart: whooping
cough requires four doses one week
Schedule of Clinics
Montrose August 13. 20. 27, and
September 3 from 9:30 to 11:00 a. n.
Bowmore August 13, 20. 27 and
September 3 from r:30 to 3:30 p. m.
Dundarrach August 15, 22. 29, and
September 5 from 9:30 to 11:00 a. m.
Rockfish August 15, 22. 29, and
September 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m.
Antioch August 16, 23. 30, "ind
September 6 from 9:30 to 11:00 a. m.
Wayside August 16, 23. 30, and
September 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m.
Raeford August 14, 21, 28, and1
September 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 p. m.
Also every Saturday from 10:00 to
12:00 a .m.
The Raeford clinic will be held in
the Health e'epartment and those
out in the county will be held in
the CoiTimunity Houses in the re
Dr. G. W. Brown and Dr. R.
Murray have also assisted in the
health department by conducting ma
ternity clinics. The report quote!
last week failed to list the valuable
aid of these men.
James Edwards paid costs for as
sault upon his mother-in-law in
county court Tuesday. WillU Willis
paid costs for drunkeness. John
Archie Baldwin paid costs for pos
session of home brew. Albert Brown
paid costs for operating car with
Orville Wright Bass, the only white
defendant, paid costs for speeding.
Willie Ray paid $10 and costs on
conviction on charges of fornication
and adultery, while Belle Bennett
was given a 30 day sentence. The
Bennett woman has been in the local
court several times on ?:milar charges.
She was also given an additional 33
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
John McGoogan is leaving
for Myrtle Beach where she
will be a
guest at Tal'.yho Ir.n for
Miss Nancy H.i! Bozeman of M r
R.mton is visiting Miss Mollie Cam
eron. M s. Tom Cameror. and children
"'II :-,icnd the month of August at
Bi...'h. They will be with
Cameron's fr,her an- her :s-
f Bonnettsvilie. S.
M:ss Benr.ie Jean
?s of Win-
Nell Denry of Al
s Mollie Bozeran
, hemarl? and Mi
of Rocky Mount are arriving today
to visit Miss Josephine McLauch'.in.
These girls were classmates at Salem
Mrs. Lawrence Poole's father, J. M.
Coble and her two sisters, Misses
Madge and Joe of Liberty spent
Wednesday night and Thursday in
Raeforvi with the Pooies.
Mrs. Crawford Thomas snent the
past week end at Lake Junaluska
with her daughter, Iris, who is in
Mrs. Harold Stone and son have
returned to Raeford and are w;.h
Mrs. Stone's mother, Mrs. Warren.
They met Lt. Stone in Washington