The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 28
RAEFORD.N.C. THURSDAY, DEC. 13th, 1945.
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Fertilizer Sales Show
Decrease This Year
I A. D. Gore Elected To
isisinci oar jtosi
Raleigh, Dec. 12. Pointing out
that tag sales indicate only 63,291
tons of fertilizer were sold in Novem-
!ber as against 106,068 tons for No-
I vemiber a year aeo. D. S. Coltrane.
... i. assistant agriculture commissioner, i First Service To Be Held Sun-
ire, narom umis, w urged farmers recentiy to piace their
attending the Army Finance School (ertihzer orders without further de
at Fort Harrison, Ind., is spending Iay
a 21-day furlough here with his e expIained that all war prison.
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C iff Gil is. ers wm withdraiwn from fertil.j
He will report to Fort Jackson, after plaUs on December 31 and ex
his furlough. pressed the opinion that the labor
fut 1 . ...:n t.
biiui idgc in wiese limine win ue vn
tually as critical next spring as in
day, December 23rd.
T-5 Charles Odom landed in New
port News, Va., last Friday from February and March of this year
tne mu ana is exipci.-iti umc ouwu.-
T-5 Walter Howell returned from
the ETO last week. He has been dis
charged from the army and is at
Hoke Man Heads
The main auditorium at the Rae
ford Presbyterian church, which has
not been in use since it was damaged
by fire in October, 1943, is finally
complete and the first services will
be conducted there on December 23,
the Sunday preceding Christmas.
The congregation has been using
the basement auditorium of the
church since the upper part of the
church was damaged toy fire in Octo
ber, 1943. The fire destroyed the
dome of the building and damaged
' the auditorium.
Arthur D. Gore of Raeford was
elected vice-president of the Ninth
Judicial Circuit Bar association at
1 the annual meeting held Monday at
the Biggs cabin near Lumberton.
W. C. Downing of Fayetteville,
was elected president of the associa
tion, and Henry L. Anderson, also
of Fayetteville, was elected secretary
treasurer. The meeting was addressed by
Judge J. Paul Frizzelle on the his
tory of the bar and its relation t
the bench. The ninth circuit in
cludes Bladen, Cumberland, Hoke
and Robeson counties.
County Misses Victory Loan
Quota; E Bonds Still Counts
(By K. A. MacDonald)
The church as it is since being
Tech. Sat. Edwin McDuffie return-' John A. MoGoogan, Hoke County repaired is considerably improved
ed from the European Theatre last auditor and tax supervisor, is the I and rearranged as well. The audi
week and was discharged from the new president of the North Carolina . torium has a flat ceiling now, as
army a.t Fort Bragg yesterday. He is Tax Supervisors' Institute. He was the dome of the church was not re- teachers meeting to be held on Mon
at home. 1 elected at the meeting of the institute ' placed. The slope of the floor has day evening, December 17, at 7:00
iheld in Chapel Hill last Thursday , been removed and the capacity of ,0 clock in the Hoke High building
A county-wide principals meeting
was held in the office of the super
intendent Wednesday afternoon.
Plans were made for a county-wide
Pfc. William Gulledge has been and Kriday which was attended by the room greatly enlarged. Where
discharged from the army after ser- tax collections and supervisors from there was formerly a blank wall on
ving in the Pacific theatre for two seventy of North Carolina's coun-j the east side of the room back of the
years. He and his wife arrived this ties. The institute, which is fostered, old choir loft, there are now three
week from Kansas City, Mo., for a by the North Carolina Institute of -stained glass windows rratching
At this meeting a resume of the
workshop work done in each school
will be given.
All white schools reports 100 per
Work Begins Preparatory To
Construction Of New Building
The congregation of the Raeford
Baptist church met for its service
last Sunday morning in the audi
torium of the Raeford Graded school
due to the fact that their old building
is being wrecked to make way for
a new one which is planned to be
erected next spring.
The old Baptist church building
as it now stands is the oldwst church
in Raeford, being over forty years
old. In fact, the church was here
quite a few years before Raeford
was as it was built in 1902 or 1903
and the town was not incorporated
Rev. J. D. Whisnant, pastor of the
church, stated this week that work
on the structure was expected to
begin in March, and that the old
building had been sold and would
be demolished and removed in the
The new edifice, according to Mr.
'Government, met at the Institute of those on the west side. The roomicent Junior Red Cross enrollment. I Whisnant, will be a two-floor, bricki
'Government building there. i is symetrical in its arrangement, ! It is hoped that we can make a re-
Lt. D. B. McFadyen, Jr., has been Other officers elected for the com- the chancel now being located where Port on the colored and indian schools
separated from the army after ser- ing year were Eugene Irvin, Rock- the old folding doors once separated next week.
ving in India and the Philippine Is- irsham county, fir-. vice-president, 'he two auditoriums and the pews
lands and is at home on terminal and M. L. Laughlin, Edgccom'be directly facing the chancel. The Ashemont school will have a
leave. county, second vice-president. The The communion table is in the cen- Chr'.stmas program on Friday morn-
Institute of Government will serve ter at the rear of the chancel. To irg December 21.
S-Sgt. Julian Love and Sgt. Ray- as secretary. .If't is th; or?an console and in!
mond Love were discharged from Direoted by Peyton Abbot, assis- , 'he r-ht rear wall of the chancel are The students of Hoke High gave
the army this week and are at home, tnr.t director of the Institute of Gov- . 'anal porrtures from the organ cham-1 Coach Jerry Roberts, who is mov-
. rrnment.' the institute's program ' her. Choir stalls are on the right 1 ing into the McDiarmid apartment
Cpl. Earl Dunn has returned from featured discussions of statutory left sides of the chancel and at, on Magnolia Ave., a pantry shower,
two years in the European theatre changes affecting and valorem tax-the front nearest the pews the pul-Mrs. Roberts appreciated the shower
and is at Fort Bragg awaiting dis- ation enacted by the last legisla- is on the right side and the lec-1 and especially the feeling that promp-J
T-shaped building of colonial ar
chitecture. The auditorium will be
two stories high in the basement of
the T and nearest Main Street. The
Sunday school and other rooms will
be in the end away from the street
perpendicular to the auditorium and
will be in two floors.
The congregation expects to hold
its services in the Graded school
auditorium until the new building
is ready for occupancy.
In the .
ty was far
and a total
n, according ft-ill A. McDonald,
1 "Victory" loan drive
t Saturday this coun
t of its quotas both
"E" bonds. The
C A'uota was $1:50,000
c am Kn .......
county chairmi '
quota for "E"
. inn nnvp in
iJ IU1 111c CTJUUIJ
was $110,000 an Vittle less than
half this amount yichieved, $49,
912.50. Although the dri "ificially ended
December 8 the Treasury Department
has announced that series E, F, and
G. savings bonds and series C sav
ings notes sold through December
31 will be credited to the Victory
loan drive. The county and State
War Finance committees are urging
the public to take notice of the
continuance of E bond sales through
December 31 to assure success of
county and state E bond quotas. "E"
bonds are also being widely publi
cized and purchased as Christmas
In North Carolina E sales as of
December 7 came to $17,500,000, only
58 per cent of the State's quota.
Lt. Col. J. R. Covington, who re
turned from the ETO last week, has
been separated from the service and
Is here on his terminal leave.
Pc. George and Mrs. Cummings
have returned after spending two
weeks with the parents of Pfc. Cum
mings in Gainesville, N. Y.
Take A Victory
By Bruce Barton
S 1-c Burris Shankle is ill with j 1 have heard people sigh at word
rheumatic fever in the Naval hos- of the Victory Loan Campaign, and
pital at New Orleans, La. I say, "I suppose I have to buy an-
other bond. But I don't see how I
Capt. Herbert McLean, Jr., ar- can afford it."
rived in Raeford this week. He has I This i lust like
been separated from the service af- ( I really ought to start saving money,
ter overseas duty in the West In-but it's an awfully expensive thing
dies and the Philippine Islands and to do!"
is on terminal leave. The fact is, of course, that you
don't buy bonds. As W. B. Bach-
Lt. (jg) Walter R. Barrington, Jr., man, a Detroit writer, foncdfully
of the United States Navy, landed in pointed out the other day, the speak -Tacoma,
Washington, last Saturday ers on the radio and the poster ar
and expects to be at home for Chris- j tists and the advertising writers
mas. I have been using the wrong word
I for four long years. They have
Pvt. Thomas G. Harrell has re- j been asking the public to do some
turned from the ETO and expects to ' thing that is impossible. You can't
Uern on the left. .ted it.
At the right side of the auditorium !
where the choir loft once was is aj Antioch will give its -Christmas
transept which will contain pews 'program on Friday morning, Decem
and there is a matching transept on.ber.Sl.
the other side.
Rev. Marry K. Holland, pastor of; Mrs. Robert's 4th grade gave a
the church, stated yesterday that very interesting chapel program at
pews would be installed in plenty jthe Raeford Graded school Friday,
of time for the first service on Sun-. It was a play, "Christmas Thoughts
day morning, December 23. The or- and Songs." All who were priviled-
gan will be functioning also. There Bed to see it enjoyed it immense-
be discharged from the army at Fort
will, however, be no carpet by that
time, as this is not yet available.
County Has Huge
Job Ahead On
More than $323000 is expected to
be spent during the next five years
by Hoke County home owners on
remodeling and repair work.
The year 1946 promises to inau
gurate one of the greatest eras in
American history for home repairs
and modernization, according t
estimates released by the Tile Coun
cil of America. "Few develop
ments will contribute more to em
ployment and general prosperity in
any community," according to R. E.
Jordan, chairman of the Council's
Residential Construction Committee.
Because of lack of materials and
Mrs. C. H. McGregor, member
of the Raeford graded school facul-j alternate members,
ty, is much improved although not
yet able to return home from the
Miss Margaret McKenzie, head
bookkeeper for the Board of Edu
cation, is back at work after hav
ing been ill with flu.
The Raeford Kiwanis club was
host last Thursday night to the
teachers in the schools of the coun
ty. All were invited and about
thirty-five were present, counting
husbands and wives who were also
A delicious dinner of turkey and
the good things that 80 with it was
served by Mrs. Lucy Smith and Miss
Cecil Dew was toastmaster for the
occasion, which began with the in
troduction of the guests. The teach
ers of the schools of the county not
in Raeford were introduced by K.
A. MacDonald, county school super
intendent. Those from the Raeford
graded school were presented with
humorous character sketches by Miss
Margaret McKenzie, building princi
pal of that school, and the Hoke
County High School teachers were
Chairman Potter announced re-' introduced by Mrs. J. C. McLean,
suits of community committeeman in the absence of C. H. McGregor,
T. D. Potter was re-elected chair
man of the county AAA Committee
of three members which will ad
minister affairs of the AAA farm
program within Hoke County.
Other members elected to the coun
ty committee are: W. C. Hodgin,
vice-chairman, and N. F. Sinclair,
third memebr. D. H. Yarborough
and W. M. Monroe were named as
Rockfish School will give its
Chrstmas program on Friday morn
ing December 21.
elections as follows
Allendale J. W. Hasty, chairman;
Mrs. Belle Currie, vice-chairman; L.
A. McGougan, member; J. A. Roper,
Jr., first alternate; Duncan McGirt,
Antioch Ira L. Newton, chair
man; David Liles, vice-chairman; D.
W. Gillis, member- J. L. McPhaul.
The guests were welcomed in a
short address by Kiwanian Hinton
McPhaul, and this was responded
to for the teachers by Mrs. Leete
Smoak Montague of the Ashemont
Among the stunts staged for the
amusement 01 tne gatnering was a
his home last Saturday.
Stop Sales Ordered
On Hog Ration
In announcing that "stop sale" or- prevent ir.'flation. Your bonds modeling plans, according to the re
dcrs are being issued on all lots of broiiirht about the mighty atoric nort' Ncw roofing and heating
this feed found on sale in this state, blasts that put a period to this war. P'a"ts are required by many dwel
Coltrane said the action was taken , Your bonds today are returning flesh l'nSs.
because this brand of feed has been to the bones of those who survived1 Hime owners in North Carolina
found to be "flagrantly mislabeled iwcumds or pri'oncamp torture of wul pPcrd estimates $B9,B7U.miu
as to the percentage of protein and Wainwright, of Boyington, of un-land those of the nation more than
fat and as to the ingredients employ-, known thousands of our men who s.5"0,000,000 for major repairs alone
ed In its manufacture. ; played their own gallant parts in in the next five years, according to
Regarded as one of the popular 'the total defect of our enemies. Jordan Ample funds at low in
hog feeds sold in Eastern and South-! I remembe- reading the typical terest charges, are available for such
eastern North Carolina, "fat back , experience of George Lett, whose' work through commercial banks, sav
hog ration" is manufactured by the two arms were shredded by a mor-'!nS and loan associations, credit un
Southern Milling company of Augus-1 r on the Lorraine front. From his " ndm mutual savln b he
la, Ga., said Coltrane, and he point-1 battalion aid station Lett was trans-.Pinlea outj
ed out that analyses of large quan-. ported 4500 miles in easy stages, byL, , " .
ities of this feed sampled at Zebu- J ambulance, train and plane. He'$lf100 Prize For
on. Goldsboro. Kinston, and other, passed through three field dressing !o i y-ii .
points, showed that it failed to con-Istations and five hospitals in France OllOn VnampiOn
tain various ingredients listed on the land England before being returned
bags. I to the United tSates for final treat-
"In view of the shortage of com- ment and recovery. Your bonds paid
mercial feeds, we naturally regret for the care of all the George Lotts
to take such drastic action as can- of this war,
celling tt.e registration of fat back
first alternate; G. C. Lytle. second humorous examination of the three
alternate. iKiwanians who are preachers to rio-
The American Legion is offering! Blue Srorinffs R. J. Hastv. chair- termine if they were Qualified. This
a medal to the senior in high school man; J. R. Hendrix, vice-chairman; was perpetrated by the toastmaster
adjudged by the faculty to rate J. F. McMillan, member: E. A. I and conducted by Mrs. T. N. Mc-
highest in honesty, honor, leader-! Wright, first alternate: J. W. Rus- 'Lauchlin, Bible teacher in the Rae-
ship, scholarship, and courtesy. Next sell, second alternate. i ford schools. All three were hum-
year this medal will be given to1 Little River .L. D. Brooks, chair- ' orously determined to be not quali
the senior who rates best for his 11th man; E. B. Blue, vice-chairman; C. . ficd.
and twelfth years. It will work on H. Marks, member; Daniel McGill, i Miss Lillian Johnson of the Rae
daivn until all four years are ta-j first alternate; Martin H. Cameron, frd graded school won a chairbot
ken into account. The legion is second alternate. , oming contest over which Tommie
sending speakers to the school who McLauchlin John Parker, chair- 1 Unchurch officiated,
talk on the traits on which the pupils iman; D. P .Gillis, vice-chairman; M. I W. J. Coates conducted a quiz
are judged. So far, N. H. G. Bal- S. Gibson, member: Warren Phil- contest which was won bv Mrs. Ar-
Albert Onin. 1 thur D. Gore, of the Hoke Conntv
nn on leanersnip, n. i. nouana on second alternate. hR!h school.
honesty. Future talks will be made Qucwhiffle- L. R. Cnthran, chair-1 The speaker of the evening was
by W. L. Poole on scholarship and man: F. W. Riley, vice-chairman: W. Mis Rachel Hassell, director of Mu
J. H. Blue on courtesy. jL. Thornburg. member: E. R. Tick- -ic and Young People's wo:k at the
lor, first alternate: H. B. Walters, Presbyterian church.
All schools in the county are second alternate. 1 Miss H:isell made an excellent
jpiaguea uy sicKness. scarlet lever, Raeford Wm. L. Ponle, chairman- lmpress'nn on all present .with her
Outside paint jobs are needed on I"'1 s nu m tr,p A--hemom district and r. F. Tapp. vire-chNtmnn: W. ,T. interesting and informative talk on
uu seyms to oe in u me scnoois. .McNeill, member; Lucille McLeod. . i 'V "' - - in Japan, where
j first alternate: A. V. Sanders, sec- ' 'Un w-" 1 --n rr i spent about thir-
Mildousin will give its Christmas ord alternate. teen years of her life,
program on Friday morning, Dc- Stonewall W. L. Smith, chairman: . 1,
cember 21. J. L. McFadyen. vice-chair ran; Tom
Holland, mcmbe-: J. M. McGovan.'
A Christ ras prog-am by Miss Mc-' f first alternate: Mr. Mattie G. G'b-
Keithan s 8th grade will be given at ton, second alternate.
I spend money on bonds. You -simply
take them. They cost you nothing.
My E bonds are nothihg but certi-
T-Sgt. Alfred Guion Eubanks re- , ficates showing that the Barton fami
ceived his discharge from the army lv has made a deposit in the U. S.
December 3, after 32 months of ser-'.Treasury instead of in a bank or
vice. During the time he served in 'a cookie jar. When we take an E
thne ETO twelve months as a mem- bond, we transfer a bank deposit to
ber of 104 Timberwolf division. He 'he safest deposit in the world the
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Eu- U. S. Treasury. We put in nomin-'manpower during the war, majority
I l. f Cnnnln-:..m r.r rt nrrll.O ttt tar 1 1 :. . of the Pfllintv'c 9QRO, Hll'olUnft unite
iMims ui ooiuwim.. - uuira aim we gel an interest- .... . : .."" " fm- h.. o,bn n hnnnr P W
.bearing note as our deoosit slin' lare in neea 01 some Kind of repair ,. . "' - . ""'-rnuie
I To take a bond note that word "r remodeling work. Kitchen im-
j"take" is still a patriotic act. That !'rovements and modernization of
'alone is inducement enough for any bathrooms, installation of showers
American. Just as your money in and in some homes addition of a
the bank pays fo- loans and invest- Erconf1 bath top the nation's list of
'ments ahd all the bank's manifold most wanted major improvements,
Raleigh, Dec. 12. Discontinuance ao.ivi.ioS) so your moncy in the v Jordan said
of all sales ot "lilt oacK nog ration ;s. T:eaurv helos to care for the
in North Carolina is announced by ( wm;nde d, to end war contracts to more than 50 per cent of homes, and
D. S. Coltrane, assistant agriculture maintain armies of occunation' to addition of rooms and construction
; bring home returning fighters, to ot Porches also rank high in re-
Hoke Hi.sh Tuesday December 18th
at 11:00 a. m.
The Music club will give a pro-' Advice Given
gram of Christmas music at Hoke! .
high on Wednesday, December 19th Raleigh, Dec. 12. Robert S.
Two stc.y hours were held in the
' :a.-; veck on Wednesday and
Thursday, and one on Wednesday of
this week. Christmas stories were
j read by Miss Retly McLean, student
.assistant, the librarian, Mrs. Bethune
! and Mrs. A. K. Currie.
! Mrs. A. R. Morris has presented
The state cotton growing champion
of North Carolina will receive a prize
at 1:15 p. m. (tis, cattle marketing specialist with three books to Hoke County Library
Mrs. Stuart's Music class will give the State Department of Agriculture, ! in memo v of hoys- who lost their
a Christmas program at the high ' advises farmers and others plan-lies in World War II: "The Emper
school on Wednesday, 'December 19th 'ning to invest funds in a freezer j or's Physician," by Perkins, in mem
at 11:00 a. m. I locker plant to "look into the situa- ory of Joe Hancock; Also the Hills,
' tion carefully before tak.ng the by Frances Parkinson Keyes, for
Mrs. Thomas McLauchlin's Bible plunge." Gene Johnson, and Brave Men, ty
students in conjunction with thel He said that farmers should have Ernie Pyle, for Lonnie Teal, Jr.
P.T.A., will give a Christmas pro-! satisfactory slaughtering equipment New books recently received in
gram on Thursday evening Decern-on the farm, or available at a con-I the library are as follows:
"Most Secret," Shute; Repent In
Haste, Marquand; Tansy Taniard,
Rirode-Jaokson: General Duty Nurse,
Hancock; The Far Away Music, Mee-
ration. However, we believe .back $4 for every $3 you put in!
ber 20th. at 7:30 o'clock. All those ! venient distance, pointing out that
who saw Mrs. McLauchlin's Droeram this service should be made available
of $1,100 for his efforts at the meet-j last year will be sure to want to see. in some satisfactory manner,
ing of the North Carolina cotton gin- this one. While most of Mrs. Mr- Farmers should ha VP satisf. irtnrv
And yet you can count on getting.ner's association, Dec 10. 'Lauchlin's pupils will be from the arrangements made with the locker
our farmers will be better off if, f get bonds today get them winner of a state-wide "fiTe-aere" eiven at thi hieh school.
they are deprived of this than if regularly and hold onto them. That cotton contest sponsored by a group I 'i
they paid the current price for feed , is about as close as you are likely 'of agricultural agencies interested Mrs. A. L. O'Briant has been sub
of the quality this appears to be,",to come in this life to having yourjin the production of better qaality .stituting in the high school this week
said Coltrane. cake and eating it too. cotton. jfor Mrs. Lester, science teacher.
The money is to be awarded to the Graded school the program will be! plant to have meats properly cooled.
cut into standard cuts for use at home
or fo- sale, and should be made to
have his meats salted, cured, sea
soned, and smoked according to his
ker; The Black Rose, Costain; The
Fcg and I, MacDonald: Straight
Down a Crooked Lane, Porter; Judd
Rankin's Daughter. Glasspell; Buil
ding or Buying a House, Johnstone;
Principles of Radio Operators, At-hertoh.