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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
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Pvt. end Mrs. J. H. McAnulty of
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., are
spending a furlough h:re with rela
tives. Pvt. Samuel Autry, who has re
cently returned' from overseas, is
spending a furlough here.
Lt. Everette Parks of Camp Blan
ding, Fla., is spend. ng a leave here
with relatives.
Ptc. Henry "Whitey" Behrman, of
the 13:h Airborne Division, arrived
in New York Tuesday. He is expec
ted to arrive at Camp Mackall today,
and then spend a furlough here with
his wife, the former Miss Peggy Mc
Fadyen. '
Staff Sergeant James C. McKen
zie got a medical discharge from
the arrry August 24, after three
years and seven months service. He
was recently stationed at Atlanta
with an ordnance outfit. He arrived
home from Ft. McLellan, Ala., Sat
(By D. S. Poole)
In 1917 the Federal government
contracted to pay-tile farmers of the
West S2.50 per bushel for wheat for
a period of five years. Ani those
farmers got that $2.50 per bushel for
that five years and got out of debt,
but later the price dropped to 70c.
they we:e broke again. Many of them
bought high priced lar.d.
There is lots of wealth in the
United State and plenty of money.
The b;.r,ks and life insurance com
panies have deadoodles of money.
Yet they like to have it scarce in the
country, for a scarce dollar will pay
higher interest rates. I hope there
will net be another panic following
his wr. The country should not
-hink of returning to deflated cur
rency following this war.
Of All God's creations, "only man
is vile." Isn't it a trageoy that of
all things, man, the crowning work
of creation is vile, disappointing, the
cause of all suffering and trouble in
the world?
The Red Cross trucks must have
swarmed Saturday and pitched over
near Little River.
The mar is over, except waiting
for the enemy to control his pas
sions and reflect sensibly upon his
past conduct.
The last bale of cotton I sold for
$30 would have bought more goods
in any store in town than the pro
ceeds of a bale will buy now. The
only advantage in high price is debt
Scientists are now saying the fire
in an atomic bomb is the Hn; as
that in the stars that shine.
If t-? soldiers get their jobs back
after they return from the army,
they, in all probability, will dis
place "any pretty girls, then what?
They will hate to :'o that. Our men
are stiil chivalrous, as well as brave.
Inalienable (God given) rights are
nontransferable, except by force. Japs
and Germans must learn that as
sumir.r the right to dispossess hu
manity cf :h:?e rlshts by forces is
the bi.-est of sins.
The Civil War cl-'sH :n April,
1365, 80 years ago. I went to Fay
etteville for the first time in Nov
ember. 18C8. There were Federal
soldiers in the faur-s'ory building
on the north side of Hay street at
the fort of Haymount. They wore
blue uniforms, and the South doesn't
like blue uniforms yet. On each
side of Hay street the buildings were
srrall. with an occasional dwelling.
The railroad crosses as it does now,
not the Coast Line, but a railroad
from Fr.yetteville to "Egypt Coal
Mine." now Cumnock. I had never
seen a railroad nw a train, art-', as
we stopped' at Mrs. Otterberg's Wa
gon yard, which was not far from
the railroad crossing, a train came
in and we boys ran out on the street
o set? it. The thing "blowed", ma
ting the loudest noise I had ever
Before Hoke and Avery counties
were formeo. in 1911. North Carolina
had 98 counties. Scotland and Lee
are her knee babies. Hoke county
has improved as a farming and
manufacturing section. The only
manu'icturing in the territory, em
braced in what it now Hoke, were
Lanier To Try For
Another No-Hitter
At Robbins Park
, 2nd Regiment Faces 32nd Army
Corps In Tournament Finals
At Red Springs Sunday,
Max Lanier, former ' Cardinals
moundsman who moved from the Ma
jor leagues into the Bigtime Circuit
last fall after winning a couple of
1944 World Series games, will seek
another no-hitter in the finals of
the Robbins Park Invitational To
urnament to be played at Red Springs
I Sunday afternoon.
Lanier tossed a perfect game in the
semi-finals last Sunday when only
j 27 batsmen of the 2nd Army corps
team faced him. He allowed no
hits and no runs. Only two men
reached first base. He walked one
man, and then caught him napping
as he prepared to. throw the first
ball to the next batter. Another
gained first on an error but never
reached second when a teammate
hit into a double play.
The 2nd Regiment piled up 10
hits and 8 runs off Spires. John
son, with 4 out of four, including a
roundtrip knock and a double led
the batting. Van Harrington, form
er Cincinatti Red player,' also put
one over the leftfield palings.
The finals will be between the
2nd Regiment and. the 32nd ArTy
Corps teams, both of Fort Bragg.
I Lefty Tracey, one of the fastest off
side hurlers seen on the local field
' in many moons', and also a former
Cardinal pitcher, is scheduled to op
1 pose Lanier. Rudd, who moved
! from Boston Red Sox to Uncle Sams
tram, is a mound ace-in-the-hole for
I the 32nd if Tracey cannot appear.
G. C. Lytle Picks
First 1945 Bale
G. C. Lytle, of the Antioch com
munity, has reported the first bale
of cotton picked for the 1945 sea
son, taking it to the Oakdale gin on
Tuesday, August 28th. Mr. Lytle
was first in Hoke county in the 1944
season with a bale 10 days earlier
than this year.
Picking of the staple will be
come general, except in the stiffest
land areas, by next week, many far
mers think. Predictions are that the
1945 crop will be at least 40 per
cent less than was produced last
year, when per acre and' overall
production probably reached its all
time peak.
Junior Follows Pop With
Another Bale
G. C. Lytle, Jr., on his 1 acre
of 4-H project cotton has picked one
bale of cotton and not yet over the
field, which was carried to gin on
August 29. This acre of cotton was
planted in March.
gris&rills, sawmills, and turpentine
The city of Fayetteville had a popu
lation of 4,790 and was the third
city in the state in I860, Raleigh had
4,960; Wilmington 9,552 and was the
largest city in the state. The popu
lation of the state was 992,522. The
Civil war had reduced the popu
lation of the state but very little.
I In 1905 the best farms were val
ued at $20 per acre. The late John
iff, McLauchlin bought nearly all the
land between Raeford and Timber
! land for $2 an acre, bearing the finest
kind of round longleaf pines.. Around
the grammar school you will see what
: looked like.
Wren I went to Fayetteville
!f:vr; in 1S63. all the timber between
'Trov and Lnnff Strnpt rhllrrh
roun.'. longleaf timber except a small
sectnr. m the De.p Creek of Moore
rountv. T. B. Upchurch and Brother
bought 4.000 acres of fine yellow pine
timber land that lay between the
northern limits of Raeford and Sandy
Grove church church for $2 an acre.
Wheat Insurance
To Be Available
Federal crop insurance on win
ter wheat "'HI be offered for sale
soon in Hoke county, accoidlng to
T. D. Potter, chairman of Hoke Coun
ty AAA co- -nittee.
During t'n next two weeks sales
agents will hold meetings to set tip
sales anj administrative organiza
Under the insurance program, far
mers have a choice of two contracts,
each for 3 years. One offers cov
erage up to 75 per cent of the nor
mal yield the other up to 50 per
cent. The amount of coverage va
ries with the stage of the crop's de
velopment. Premiums are payable
annually by cash or by premium
45,000-ton battleship, the USS Missouri, will end her World II career in a blaze of glory, Aug. 31, 1945, in
Tokyo Bay, when she serves as the scene of the historic unconditional surrender of Japan to the United
Nations. Proudly bearing the name of the home state of President Harry S. Truman, the fighting USS
Missouri has been named by General of the Ar;v.y, Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander,
as the locale of the formal ending of the war in the Pacific. Fleet Admiral Chester V. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief
of the United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, will sign for the United
States, General of the Army, MacArthur, for the Allied fortes which fought in the Pacific. The USS
Missouri was launched Jan. 29, 1944. Construction, was ordered June 12. 1940. Her keel was laid on
Jan. 6, 1944, at the New York Navy Yard. (OFFICIAL U. S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPH).
Soldiers Center
Needs Magazines
For Troop Trains
A special appeal for magazines
for men is issued today by Miss
Flora Boyce. The publications are
needed for distribution on troop trains
passing through Raeford.
Miss Boyce states that the Hoke
County Soldier's center now has no
magazines for distribution due to re
cent heavy traffic from Fort Bragg.
She also adds that men from Bragg
and CamP Mackall are again using
the center in increasing numbers
each weekend, and that those anxious
to serve these men can help in many
ways. Many of these men are with
the 101st Airborne and 2nd Armored
divisions .formerly stationeredi near
SH-Arounds For Army Wives
Wives of enlisted men and non
commissioned officers residing in the
county are invited to the Soldiers
center each Wednesday afternoon for
a social hour and sit-around chance
to get acquainted.
Recorder's Court
Charlie Caulk, white man of Fay
etteville was found guilty of aban
donment of two children, in a hear
ing of a case long on the court doc
ket. After being continued six times
since it was first docketed last Feb
ruary, the case came to trial Tues
day. He was given a year's sen
tence on the roads, suspended upon
payment of costs and monthly pay
ments of $25 for the support of the
children. Caulk has been divorced
from the mother of the children and
has remarried, according to evidence
Results of an argument on Mon
day afternoon between Marvin Ivey,
employee of Edinburgh Cotton mills
'and M. T. Poovey, superintendent,
I were aire.1, after each participant
ibrought indictments for assault. The
court found both guilty of simple
I assault, and assessed the costs. Evi
dence showed that Ivey quit his job
and demanded immediate payment
I of wages. It was after office hours
and the payroll clerk had gone home.
Mr. Poovey told him that he would
have to return for his money when
the office was open. A fight ensued.
Court costs amounted to more than
back wages.
L. Parker paid costs for assault
on Neill McLean. Mag Baker paH
costs for assault on Bobby Graham
and Pete Gibson was found not
guilty of assault as the result of a
fight among negroes Saturday night.
Stuart Moore, negro, paid costs up-
on conviction on charges of assau.t
with deadly weapon and use of pro -
fane language at the W. T. McQuage
'store. He was sentenced to 61 day-.
'suspended on payment of costs and
ordered to remain away from Mc-
Quage's place.
Halbert Ray, negro, John Edgar
Wade, white of Greensboro, and Wil
lie Willis, negro, of Raeford, each
paid costs for speeding.
Guard rails in the farrowing house
save badly needed pigs. Three Ne
gro farmers of Caswell county re
ported $210 in lossse in on w??':.
Methodist Church
Scene Of County's
Peace Observance
At the time the final surrender
papers are being signed in Tokyo
Bay at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening,
the people of Hoke county are asked
to assemble in the Raeford Metho
dist church for a program of Thanks
giving, which is sponsored by the
Ellis Williamson Post of the Ameri
can Legion.
Commander W. L. Poole, who will
preside, has extended for the post,
an invitation to all people to attend
the service and especially urges that
servicemen and families of service
men and all veterans of both World
Wars to be present.
All Legion posts of North Caro
lina are holding these meetings simul
taneously at the request of Victor
R. Johnson, state departmental com
mander in honor of the GI's who
have made victory throughout the
world ours.
The jreeting is called for 8 p. m.
and will be opened by group singing
of "America," under the direction
of Robert Gatlin. N. H. G. Balfour
will then offer a prayer of Thanks
giving.. Lt. Kamrn will be heard in
a tenor solo, and then Dr. R. L. Mur
ray will offer a prayer for the safe
return of Hoke county veterans. This
will be followed by a review of Hoke
in World War Two. A silent prayer
offered for the men who have paid
the supreme price will be concluded
with a prayer by the Rev. John Allen
McSween, former Raeford pastor and
now in the Chaplains service of the
Several patriotic songs are to be
sung by the group and a prayer for
continued peace by Robert Gatlin
will conclude the service.
Giant Egg Shown
By David Smith
A little bit late for the war ef
fort, 'tis true, but right in the nick
of time during one of the greatest
egg shortages in Hoke county, a
local hen has shown what hens can
do to help out in an emergency.
An eiig she produced last Sat
urday weighed 6 ounces, while co m-
mon varieties of hen eggs usually
come in the 2-ounce size. Hers .rrea
sured 3 3-4 inches in diameter. When
broken it was found to contain a
full size yolk, an extra quantity of
white, and another regular size? egg
and perfectly formed egg. to boot.
The hen is owned by Mrs. David
Smith, and the egg was displayed at i
the Smith Radio shop.
SCHEDl'LE: Monday through Sat-
urdiiy 10:30 to 6:30. Cosed from
12:n to I (in for :um
lt. the library will b
nc:,'.y afternoons,
The following is a lis' of
titles recently received in the
"The Rod-Haired Lady," by
I bett; So Well Remembered
The Wayfarers, Wickenden; Plea
sant Valley, Bromfield: Fifty Years
of Best Sellers. Hackett; All Our
Lives, Miller: Careers in Commer
cial Art, Biegeleisen; A Star Danced.
Lawrence; Pearls Before, Al -
lingham: and Murder Waers Muk-
luks, Boyd.
H0 IWIlri""1' "I
State Laboratory
Gives Advice On
Rabies Treatment
Whenever a person is bitten by an
animal which is suspectei of having
rabies it is advised that the animal be
kept alive, and that it be securely con
fined and placed under observation for
a period of fro.n seven to ten day3.
Under no circumstances should an ap
parently normal animal be killed for
the purpose of diagnosis. The quic
kest and most certain method of de
termining that the suspected animal
did not have rabies or was not in
fectious at the time the bite was
inflicted is that it lives and remains
apparently normal for a period of
from ten to fourteen days. If the
animal is still normal at the end of
seven days, the person bitten is in no
danger of rabies and treatment will
not be necessary. If the animal de
velops symptoms of theydisease or it
should die of any cause, the head
should be sent to the laboratory for
The administration of antirabic or
Pasteur treatment to the person bit -
ten needi not be started until after,
the diagnosis of the animal has been
made, unless the bites are about the
head of the person. Where bites are
on the extremities there is ample time
to confer immunity and protoect the
patient after the diagnosis has been
made on the suspected animal. People
bitten about the head or face by an
animal suspected of having rabies
should start their antirabic treatment
at once, still keeping the dog under
observation. If it is established that
the dog or animal does not have
rabies, the antirabic treatment can
be discontinued.
When sen.:'ing heads to the labora-
ory piease state it any persons were
bitten or exposed. In such cases, if
microscopic examination fails to re- J
veal the persence of characteristic j
Aegr; Doa:es. animal inoculation wi
be made.
! Hatcher Announces
j Drive AjjalflSt
Dilapidated Cars
Carowners were adv
sed las; night
by Major H. J
Hatcher, direc'or of,
the State Highway Patrol, that a
drive would be started within a few
days by the Patrol against improperly
equipped cars being operated on the
highways. Since the en 5. of ra
tioning cars have illegally stepped
up their operating sneed ar.d ncoi-
dent- have been on the increr.s--. he
Sept.; Cm!, ll.itche-. vl.o Is a;, dircc'.'-r
r. c-i- i uf the ci 'V:lor. ot h.i;hvay s:f-ty s":
: led that the average car row in the
r.ew j hlghw ays is eight years old. ar.i th.-f
libr-1 many of their, were unsafe even it
the legal 35 mile per hour speed. He
Cor- advised owners to have their eaulp-
n-ent checked by competent mechanics
and repaired.
Most of the g.nning damage, to
cotton occurs during the f.rst three
to four weeks of the ginning sea-
.son. The
cotton is "green" and
damp because of high moisture CDn-
tent of the seed. Dry it out.
! Survey Results
jOn Three Corn
Tests Today
"wenty-Five Hybrids To Be
"oninared With Local Varieties
t Upchurch Farm.
t corn test plots on the firms
(. V -"otter, C. F. Tapp and T. B.
Up 'i 'ill be surveyed today by
a gi ' , ,"orn spwlaUsts of the
North Exper.m.nt stt.tion,
as a pa -.erie? of studies n
determine s -ety, proper ferti
lization ana ; .inn, it was stated
by T. B. Upct. .n. Jr.
The first meeting will be he!:' at
the Upchurch farm on Lu rtosr Bridge
highway at 2 p. m. Studies here
will be made of the production of
25 hybrids, and comparisons with
local varieties. Some tests plots of
a number of varieties of cotton test
ed by the Experiment station will also
be studied.
Following the meeting the group
will go to ( e Potter farm or. the
Red Springs highway where hybrid
seed corn production will be observed.
Then fertilization tests will be studied
on the C. F. Tapp farm. An interes
ting experiment carried on at thi?
farm in connection with the ferti
lization tests is the corn spacing
test which will also be studied.
All farmers interested in better
corn production are urged to attend
these meetings.
: 0
Poultrymen Must
Develop Markets
Glutted markets for eggs ar.d poul
try in North Carolina were the rule
rather than the exceptl.-):-. before tlw
I war.
i While these gluts were seasonal in
n3;ure. stil! thei- v-er-? ,d ner-
sistance tor a period of years in
dicated a great need for the de
velopment of a marketing program
on a state-wide basis to prevent suh
Prof. Roy Dearstyne of State Col
lege says that to a certain extent
North Carolina producers have lost
their local markets because many
chain stores are selling eggs pro
ducei outside the state. This has
been largely due to the fact that
the great majority of poultry pro
ducts produced in North Carolina is
by small units, and also facilities for
collection, grading, and storage of
the products are not adequate.
"If an orderly progress is to be
made in the future, the situation
must be attacked in a vigorous man
ner," Dearstyne suggest. "Group
action on the part of producers seems
ito offer at least a partial solution to
! the problem. It is very likely that
there will be more direct marketing
In the future than in the past, with
the curb market playing an important
part in this movement.
"The producers themselves have
been extremely lax, for the most
part, not only in their efforts to
produce a quality product but alsD
in the proper care of this product
from the time of production until it
finds its way onto the market. The
large producer will be
forced to candle and grade eggs, if
markets are to be retained and built
up. This situation will likewise be
reflected to some extent to the smal
ler producer. The consuming public
'quality conscious' and
W1U De more exacting :n the future
man at present.
"Now that the war ! over, we
should work for better standardised
products, gooi, distribution, and i'n-
proved marketing "ret hi
J. Benton Thomas
New President Of
Raeford Hunt Club
J. B. Thomas was elected presi
dent of the Raeford Hunt club Mm-
, day night at a meeting of members.
Other officers named Included: N:ll
A. McDonald, vice president, and W.
J. Coats, secretary and treasurer.
Hunts for deer car. be held
"'ays per week this s;-..,i;
an art of the recent lej'sVairc
The elun o w ns .r h. s n:rit
ab-nit 1.0IKI acres -f l.ii'ri. a:
n? the sea-or. m .-:'- (.f the
...i.rc soor'.snT-.i ;,:c ? 'e-ts
.I.''. i:.r deer , '
or. two
. it v. a s
.d d:-:-S",'
Devoe Austin Back
At Oakdale Gin
Devoe Austin, who has spent the
summer travelling throughout the to
bacco areas as general agent for a
hail insurance group, has return-:d
to Raeford and will again be mana
ger of the Oakdale g.n operated by
the Johnson company. Mr. Austin
has been connecte-1 with i,the ginnery
far the past 12 years.

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