The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 31
KAI.FORIXN.C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1916
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NEWS Of OUR
S l-c Burris Shankle, who has
been in the U. S. Naval hospital at
New Orleans, La., is at home on
Sgt. Ed McNeill, who has been
in the Philippine Islands, got home
Monday and has been discharged
from, the service at Fort Bragg.
Pvt. Earl Bouyer, who has been
on duty in Italy, has received his
discharged from the army and is at
Sgt. Hilton Clark reached the
United States this week and is re
ceiving his discharge at Fort Bragg.
Sgt. Clark served in the European
S l-c Bennie McMinnis, who has
been in the Pacific over a year,
landed in San Francisco this week.
Sgt. and Mrs. Odis Webb recent
ly arrived from Washington State
to spend some time at the home of
their parents. Sgt. Webb has re-enlisted
and will be stationed at the
Maxton Air base.
Lt. and Mrs. Ray Muench are visi
ting Lt. Muench's parents in Louis
ville, Ky., this week.
Family Life Needs
Will Be Emphasized
North C.rolina rural families are
spending too much time Taking a
living and too little time living, says
Familv Life Commttee of home de
monstration agentsNn the State Col
lege Extension Service, working un
der the supervision of Mrs. Virginia
S. Swain, staff member.
"The unity of family life needs
to be trcMUwn84W, .rhiryle
education needs to; be mphBS!2&f
the committee' in its official report
"When a group of people meet to
gether and pool their ideas and ex
periences concerning everyday mat
ters, they gain courage, help, and
lnsrir:tion for meeting them.
"People should be made more
community conscious, thinking be
yond their own home and family. In
addition, that family will be happier,
if all family members understand
each other better."
Pirns are being made for integra
ting the family life program with
home deconstration and 4-H activi
ties, with the whoje plan having a
family approach. It is suggested
th;.t all church, school, civic, social,
and county organizations work to
gether in making the family life pro
gram a success The committee also
suggests that the rural church be
made the center of community life.
The family life committee is com
posed of the home demonstration a
gents of Pitt, Rowan, McDowell,
Chatham, Hoke, Watauga and Clay
counties, and the assistant agents of
beaufort "tend Surry counties. Mrs.
Swain is the specialist and staff re
British Sign Peace
Treaty With Siam
LONDON, Jan. 1. The British
government announced today the
Bis..... ui hv lovabie. Christ taught us we should ins the wage issue.
und?r.!hewermS0 . magree not only love those who love us. but The WLB al'o directed that the
to abide by any international agree-to ,ove our eneniies. That js not company pay both CIO and AFL em
ment arranged by the United Nations nard , do either when Wfi j.emem. rioyes a minimum of 55 cents an
for production of tin and rubber and ber ,hat tney do t cnemie3 hour and give them six holidays a
to apmy for membership in the Uni-jif they are treated right I have yer. The board reiectcd union re
ted Nations organization. Lever known a sine on whQ did npcts for three weeks of paid vaca-
The treaty, signed in Singapore, I not change -vhpn (hcy on, d tinn a ycar after l5 yonr's service.
also provided that Siam hand over treatment- Anyhow, let's try it. i Fanr years of operation of the
to Britain all her accumu!a.ed rice, Uriah Hirp a:d ..it takes two to War Labor Boa d ended at midn'rht.
surplu-i up to a maximum of 1,500.000 t,unrroi and rlI n'ot be a p ity to Mr. Truman apoointed r new wage
tons and allow Britain to purchase A any .ran 500n lire of ,t t l'zntinn Rnard in the L-hor Do-
all rice produced in excess of Siam s , , . . ,. kt ,ilh partment to replace the WLB. Its
the next 12
Fr?nce Has Navy
Of 330,000 Tons
SHANGHAI,. Jan. 1. France's na
vy, augmented by destroyers, escorts,
corvettes nd other Craft received
from the United States and Britain
has reached approximately 3.10,000
, n.e cllt,htv mnrp thnn hnlf its
pre-war strength, Vict Adm. Philippei
. Anhnvno.ni tnM newsmpB hwf' in.
A six-wheeled, van-body, tn
ternation truck driven by High
Point colored man and carrying two
jPldiers as passengers, got out of
control on the Aberdeen road in
front of the Snead home in Raeford
and turned over yesterday at 7:30
A. M. No one was injured.
(By D. Scott Poole )
Most nf us are inclined tn he un-'
fair toward others who do not see
with us, eye to eye. In that we may
show contempt for others and con-1
ceit in us. ' I
Not long ago I gave Sheriff Hall
as reference in the matter of know-
ledge of Webster's Blueback Speller.1
Men and women of the sheriff's age
had fewer books and opportunities,!
Dut tney maae Deuer use oi wnat
they had then than folks do these
Every Presbyterian should learn
The Shorter Catechism." Nor would
the knowledge set forth in the little ,
pamphlet be out of place in
bodys knowledge. I know of noth -
ing else that makes plain the know -
ledA of "redemotion throueh Christ"
Botn tne amount oi revenue aim uic
so well taught. total cut . the neon's. ,ax bill may
Justice requires of capital a just 'exceed previous estimates.. The a
waee. that is a fair share of the 1 mount of the tax reduction has been
earnings of his money, and justice
also requires of labor honest work
and full tire. Loafing is another
name for stealing. Capital stands
for that older brother of labor-
I tried to say that all huiranity is
suspended over the "Bottomless Pit
of Despair" toy a yarn string, that
is, when they depend upon their own
For some years, I have had it im-
pressed upon my mind that this world job because of labor disputes as the j jn appointing the investigation
is making its exit by way of Social-1 new year arrived, and President Tru-! board to inquire the U. S. Steel
ism. Socialists have the British gov-'man nctcd in the steel dispute which ! dispute Mr. Truman allowed it un
ernment in tow, and Lend-Lease thrertens to take another 700,000 . til February 10 to report its findings
comes to an end. Several times , workers out. and recommendations for settlement.
since thn Civil Wrir financial clfAn.
gencies have perhaps been provided'
m nrevent i.irt whnt is mv in stnro
tnr thp f:i ,',,.
i . u
experiment in numan liberty the
a odd has heretofore known.
Certain men and women are not
iso constituted as
to 'be unabled to ;
They have never
seen beyond the .present needs.
spend in earning it.
Language is the vehicle thought, or
the power of expression is made
known in language. So to know
thought before the minds of humani
ty as our English, the best known lan
guage.. I wish it were universal.
Our finances are superior to any
other known. The writing of sums
in decimal for n is far easier and
more convenient than any other sys
tem ksown to man.
The e rth travels around the sun
once in 365 days, 5 hours 48 minutes
and 48 seconds. This gains a day in declined to grant more tr.an nan
every four years, and this is given,"1" union's demand for a 30 per
to February, so that month has 29 cent wage increase. The employes
days once each four years. indicated willingness to scale down
Julius Caesar conquered the then ther demands but a U. S. conciliator
known world, therefore Rome be- said management was unwilling to
came mistress of the world, but at'make an additional offer,
that time all the world had not been I The President of the Western Elec
discovered. In reading about those'ric ETployes Association, Frank
old rulers I find that they knew the Fit!:simmons' said that the strike
value of truth and righteousness, but might lead to sympathy walkout of
selfishness ruled their actions- 1 450,000 telephone workers in an af-
Christmas reminds us that "in the filiated union,
fullness of time, God sent His Son1 A protracted stoppage will end
to redeem sinful and -lost man.' Thursday when Greyhound Bus lines
People are at their best around serving communities in 18 Eastern
Christmas, but in truth, they should and midwestern states resume ser
live all the year around just as theyvice. Four thousand AFL employes
do at Christmas. have voted to end their two-month
We are taught to love one an-'?trike- A striker's spokesman said
other, and to love your neighbor as however, another walkout would be
yourself. 'That is not hard to do
when your neigh!bor makes him3et
him. Peace makers may never inhe-
rit the earth, but they are as well
fH.winVtt f :t ihnv j-.j
ore is good to that kind nf neonle .and
assure them of having plenty to meet'
their every need.
No man can be as pood as a good
woman. You should :ead and re-read
the Bible description of the woman
I have in mind. : nd I have known
a number who were wonderfully
I tn.ct ,wv mo i-:n all ha
uviLiri ua.iiiK nun iiit-iiiiaB, law.
j be:ieve i have sten more warm
unrisimases man coia ones, v-nrisi-
except in' the cook stov,?. It waj'clock on Friday morning,
warm Monday morning, but it turn-' "
ed colder next afternoon and a six i
inch snow came late in the after-
If everybody would save the mon-
ey they spend for things they could, since she suffered a stroke several
well do without, they would be as'weks ago and whose condition r-ad
well off then years from now. You shown little or no improvement since
could have all you now have and a that time, is slightly improved this
few thousand dollars extra il YOU .week.
Says Tax Cut
WASHINGTON, Jan- 1 A con
tention that government revenues
may prove disappointing under new
reduced taxes came today
Senator tawin L.. jonnson ,v-uiu
as the lower rates went into eneci.
"Tax revenues are liable to be
disappointing because of the many
Idelays in reconversion, jonnson
merrlber of the senate finance com-1
mittee, told a reporter.
Fiscal experts estimated that the
treasury will collect $26,500,000,000
this year under the general tax re-
duction measure wnich Decame op-
Prative with the new year. i
But Johnson said these estimates!
may fall short because the shift from
war to peacetime indutrial production
has not kept pace with expectations.!
On thp other hand some govern-
ritioo V. ar cfiiH that hp
, , natinnai Wnmp -.. contin-
1. . rln hiffhpr thfln PXnected
I . r . ru" ." 6' I' ' ITT u.i
both the amount of revenue and the;
j placed at $6,000,000,000.
Off The Job
Some 382,000 persons were off the
The CIO United Steel Workers
hnvo set January 14 fo- their strike
at 800 metal Plants for a $2 a day
i man named a f ct-finding hoard to
investigate the controversy.
As .a result the stel industry j
looked to the White House for a
nrw plea that the strike be post-
into issues- Postponement
keep the nation's basic industry run-
ning during the fact-finding inquiry
and would allow time for OPA. re
consideration of the industry's re
Steel's pace-setter, U. S. Steel cor
poration, has declared that further
wase dicuss'ons would be futile un
less steel prices are increased to off
set past advances in labor and ma
Nineteen thousand Western Elec
tric company employes prepared to
strike Thursday after the company
called if the union rejected a report
of a fact-finding committee study
Pr'ncipal work will be to pas unnn
voluntary ware increases requiring
rnvrrnnental ann"ov:l under the
stabilization act. It also will annoint 1
arbitrators if both disputants request.
Cl'nic In Llimrirrton
An orthonacdie clinic will be held
in Luirhcrton Friday, January 4,
c n:c is free to ail inn-gent children
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Baker of Duke hospital will be the
,rn in rh.nmo Pit-mi. mtict i
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Mrs. Ulatheson Improves
Mrs R. A. Matheson, Sr., who has
been critically ill at her home here
Looks To Truman
For New Plea
WASHINGTON. The steel
trv looked tn President Trum.m this
week for a new plea that the sche-
duled strike of 700,000 CIO Steel I
Workers two weeks hence be post-1
poned while a new fact finding
board explores the dispute.
a decision to defer the walkout
would keep the nation's basic indus-
try running while the fact finding
board, delves into the nation's $2
daily v 'e increase demand and
while. Jj considers the industry's
reqitfy? ' "-ice increase.
SucrtC. . -uld be in line
wj.h Wh'it Afc.
go that a
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strike date for January 14, in nearly
800 steel, iron ore and aluminum
plants. Questioned whether the stay-at-work
appeal would be renewed,
Eben Ayres, White House press aide,
said he "had no information now."
There were hints in other government
quarters, however, that it might be
The United States Steel Corpora-!
tion, pace setter for the in price and
wage policy, has declared that fur
ther wage discussions would be futile
unless steel prices are increased to
offset past rises in labor and material
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wneincr any price increases wuuiu
iDeVoc Austin Very 111
DeVoe Austin, who was reported
last week as being in bed with
i pneumonia, became worse last Sat
jurday and was taken to a Fayette-
ville hospital where for a time his
life was feared for. Although still
critical, his condition has irproved
somewhat in the past three days and
present prognosis is that he h;.s a
good chance to recover.
New Druggist At Hutchinson's
The management of Hutchinson
drug store here announced this week
th t the firm has secured the ser
vices of Clement Byrd, registered
druggist, who is formerly of South
ern Pines and Raleigh. Mr. Byrd is
a graduate of the University of
North Carolina and was a state drug
inspector at one time and also was
chemist for the Scott drug company
The Hutchinson store is what was
formerly Reaves Drug store here.
William O'Dwyer Is
New York's Mayor
NEW YORK, Jan. 1 .-William
O'Dwyer, who came from Ireland
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in 1910 to work as a day leborer.
took over today as mayor of the na
tion's largest city.
Inauguration ceremonies were set
for noon at city hall. The 5-year-old
mayor's predecessor, Fiorello H.
La Guardia, who held the office for
12 years, was expected to attend.
Pops Out More Bags
Glen an1 Steve were watching
f'e popcorn b iy -t the picture show
vop some co n while Dad iw -nt into
t'io drusj slnre to ?ct soinctlvn.
"'hen d.-H rc'i-rnrd. C'.cn .aid: "Darl,
that boy i-'i". gcttin"! enough pop--nm
f "am the corn he is puttirg in
the nieas;irir.fT cut1.''
Dr. R. P. Moore, one of the hy-
corn experts for the .Vrrirul-
tu al Exner'ment Station at State
College, watched the boy pop r, batch
of corn and agreed with Glen. They
tiirn hurried ho re ar.d came back
with some of their hyijrid porvorn
'''at was obtained from a farmer in
their corn, he
.boy to try some
said that he would have to ask the
manager about it. Si-on Dr Moore.
i;ipn Tivp. tni manaeor. ann ine
popcorn boy were reaay lor ine icsi
The measuring cup was then filicd
with the popcorn used by the picture
show and it produced 3 boxes ready
for sale. Then the same measuring
cup was f iled with the scientific
popcorn and it produced six and
one-half boxes of popco-n, and Glen's
judgement of his popcorn was vin
dicated. Instantly the manager
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WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. The sail
in the street had mixed reactions
louay 10 trie navjs prupoui 10 inuii
key with his monkey suit.
in a pou lUKen oy mis repo: icr j
me sailors tavorect a cn-nge Dy a-
bout 2 to 1.
The navy started all this by dis-
closing last, nigm mat u is consiaer-
ing a new uniform. Under the pro-!
posed new design, ordinary trousers
will replace the old bellbottoms and
a jumper-type shirt will be used
instead of the present skin-tight
This outfit, the navy hastily ex-
Plained, is just in the trial stage. It
a i II be three months before tests are
corpieiea ana recommenaauons before Judge Henry McDiarmid.
made. Paul Moore, white man of Cum-
The navy said it has distributed berland county, pleaded guilty on two
2,500 sample uniforms to be tested changes of hunting deer on the
under all conditions. wrong day of the week. Sentence
In addition to the jumper and 0f thirty days was suspended on pay
bellbottoms, the black neckerchief al-j ment of the costs. His hunting lie-
so will go, if the new design is ac- ene was revoked for the season,
cepted. Tradition says the British Frederick Copeland Paul and El
are responsible for the black necker-iis E. Lipsitz, transient white men,
chief, a sign of mourning for Lord each paid the costs for speeding.
Nelson. The plain four-m-hand will
lane us piace.
(By K. A. MacDonald)
The Negro and Indian schools re -
opened nf'er the ho hdnys on Decern-
her 27 with surorisina'.v eood atten -
rianco considering the weather and
The white schools re-opened on
De-eT'ber 31. The attendance is
; fair. rHhough there is quite a lot of
il-wk Ha Influenza
L E. Luck, head school bus me
chanic, is ill with f!u. Mr. Luck is i
quite sick and will probably be out:"" uy possessing
1 i ntin.lnv.nnH lirmnT
for several days. Mr. West is helping
out at the garage during this emer
gency. Inability to get repair parts is keep
ing' several schools buses iei up.
When a bus breaks down it is hard
to tell when parts will be available
for its repair.
Mrs. McGregor Back
Mrs. Mcgregor is back at work af
ter being ill during December. ,
County Board to Meet
The Board of Education will meet
ATondav. January 7, at ten A. M.
Riley Has Influenza
Carl G. Riley, chairman of the
Board of Education, has been ill with
flu during the holidays.
Mrs. Gore Has Flu
iMrs. A. D. Gore, of the Hoke
high faculty, has been out with flu
for several days but is able to be
back at work now. Mrs- Bacey sub
stituted for her.
Construction of the Unchurch
school has started again since the
holidays.. It is hoped that the wea
ther will permit this work to go
Boys and Girls to Play Dunn
Both boys' and girls' basketball
earns from Hoke high school will go
to Dunn tomorrow afternoon for their
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first game of the season against the
Wagram All Stars in December.
J. D. Whisnant. Minister
9:45 A. M. Sunday school.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship 2nd
and 4th Sundays.
(1:00 P. M, Training Union.
7:00 P. M. Evening worship 2nd
and 4th Sundays.
7:30 P. M. Wednesday Prayer
pr'mr HU1 Baptist
J. D. Whisnant. pas'or.
"n-r-o Sunday school
11:00 A M. Morning worship.
S 3H P. M BTU.
7:00 P. M. Wednesday Pr.-.yer
rccting before preaching Sundays.
W. L. Mines. Ministp-
9:45 A. M. Church School.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship.
New Year's Service.
12:15 P. M. Service at Parker's.
5:00 P. M. Meeting of Youth Fel
3 30 P. M. Monday Spi-itual Life
meeting of the Woman's Society of
7:00 P. M. Wednesday choir rehearsal.
Colored Man Hits
Policeman; Pays $30
Ralph Elierbe, colored, was char
ged with simple assault, affray, re-
gating arrest, and using profane and
indecent language in the case in
which he is said to have knocked a
Raeford police ran down with his
fi5t and got away for the time being
without arrest He was later ar-
rested by a member of the sheriff's
office. He got out of it all with a
E;x-month road sentence which was
suspended on payment of a fine of
S30 and the costs,
jn Recorder's court last Tuesday
morning quite a variety of holiday
offenders were docketed to appear
John D. McAlister, colored, paid
the costs for possession of non-tax-
Nathaniel Dukes, colored, paid the
costs in two cases fnr being drunk
and disorderly and for possession of
Cameron Morrison Starnes. white
il""6"1, Pa'd the CStS for SPCed"
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hon Murchison, colored, paid the
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William McLauchlin, colored, got
a thirty-day sentence suspended on
payment of the costs for assaulting
h:s wife, carrying a shotgun off his
premises on Sunday, and being drunk
Mivin Walters and Henry Chis
holm paid the costs for violating
ia , ,
D. B. Bateman Daid the costs for
being drunk and disorderly.
Lewis Cochran, Jr., paid the costs
for violating the prohibition laws.
Vance WalV co, white transient,
paid the cost; for speeding.
Grover Dukes, colored, paid the
costs for using profane and inde
Richard Carson Love, colored man
who was drrYing the car which ran
into a creek and drowned a girl who
was riding with him on the Raeford
Maxton road recently, was charged
with murder, by some process of
legal reasoning abstruse to the lay
mind. Defendant waived prelimi
nary hearing and bond was set at
Four hundred and eleven people
attended the Christmas parties spon
sored by the Home Demonstration
clubs in the county in December. The
Wayside club invited the people of
their community to an oyster supper
on the evening of December 11th.
After supper, Christmas carols were
sung and a number of games were
The Rockfish club and the Rock
fish Grange together enjoyed a
Christmas party which was held at
their community building. Seventy
three people attended.
The Antioch club party was held
in the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. W.
Mann- Christmas carols were sung
ar.d before each carol Miss Miriam
Watson told something of the ori
gin of the song. After several games
gifts were exchanged and refresh
T'-e Mi'diuson club was held at
s. .B. F. McGregor s lovely new
heme on the evening of December
A for an hour of receation, gifts
re evehr-n.'d a" Mrs. McGregor
rved a d ; i : rrh f n 1 salad course.
T'-e Home A"en spent December
loth in Lumberton at an agent's
l'ek" caii'ity chrb wo ren furnished
f'ftv Chrirtrras gift packages for
-k so'd ers in the hospital at Fort
M s Yrna Stanton, dis-trict homj
ir'f.M't ff ce.
Several meat eanring demonstra
tors wee g'veri in Decemher.
The hon e ardent was a guet at the
3"riui! Teacher's banquet which was
given by the Kiwnnis club of Rae
Four 4-H club met In December
with one hundred and fourteen girls
The week of December 24-30 wsl
pent M home as this was a week
of Christmas holiday.
To keep accurate farm records in
1916 is a good resolution for any
farmer to make.