By K. A. MacDonald
\ Miss Irene Downer of the Mil-
douson faculty was sick on Mon
day. Mrs. J. M. Andrews sub
There was a county-wide
colored teachers meetih^ held at
the Upchurch school yesterday
afternoon. The program consis
ted of a reading demonstration
and discussion of this demon
D. B. McFadyen, Jr., and Phil
Johnson have been added to the
vocational agricultural depart
ment staff of the Hoke High.
Lawrence McLauchlin has been
added at Upchurch. All of these
men will teach and supervise the
G. I. enrollees in the agricultur
al course. Hoke High now has
53 enrolled and Upchurch 48.
Few Cases Trie^
Meat canning is now being
done by both of the vocational
agricultural departments. White
people wanting meat canned
should contact W. P. Phillips at
Hoke High for appointments.
Colored people should see Step
hen Williams at Upchurch school.
Mildouson has added 6 pupils
to its^ enrollment since last week
and now . has 86 on roll. .
W. O. Melvin, band teacher at
Hoke High p now in the pro
cess of orgaiffiiing a new class
in band at the Raeford Graded
school. He has one class there
that was organized last fall. They
are doing splendid work. We
ho^ the *new class will do as
Carl Riley, Walter Gibson,
Robert Gatlin and A. W. Wood,
members of the County Board
of Education, W. T. Gibson and
K. A. MacDonald attended a
meeting of the State school board
association in Goldsboro last
. We are glad to report that Miss
Isabel McFadyen, former secre
tary of the Board of Education,
is improving nicely after an op
eration at Highsmith hospital in
By the Student
Miss Biggs’ seventh grade stu
dents have been having inter
esting graphs and reports on
different subjects. Rudolph Ba
ker had such an interesting re
port that he was asked by Mrs.
MoFadyen’s room to give his re
port on horses. It was enjoyed
The Grammar school will have
mid-term tests in two weeks.
Mrs. Shelton’s room was sorry
that John Davis had to be out
of school for some days because
of his grandmother’s death.
Derry Walker was happy to
have his sister from Hopewell,
Va., and his father from Kno.^-
ville, Tenn., to visit him during
the Christmas holidays.
Mrs. Shelton’s fifth grade is
now studying North Carolina
Mrs. J. W. Walker and Mrs.
H. R. McLean wrote letters
thanking Mrs. Shelton’s room for
salt and pepper sets they gave
them for Christmas. Mrs. Wal
ker and Mrs. McLean are thei^
Pupils having perfect atten
dance for the fourth month in
Mrs. Roberts’ grade are: Dale
Connell, Ronald Gordon, Johnny-
Hall, Franklin Inman, Wayne
Maxwell, Monroe McLean, Mafl-
colm Sanderson, Betty Jean Au
try, Janice Benner^ Claudine
Hodgin, Joan McLeod, Patsy Rus
sell, Peggy Stanton.
Jdanne Cox'* [from Mjrs. Rob
erts’) fourth grade is siclf with
Thd) sixth and seventh grade
boys jare really in earnest about
baskeljtball. They are starting to
day preparing for the tourna-
(^ontinuned on Page 4)
In recorder’s court Tuesday
morning Carl Boahn, white, fac
ed Judge Henry McDiarmid on a
charge of driving a car under
the influence of liquor. On the.
plea of guilty he was sentenced
to 60 days on the roads, sentence
to, be ^ suspended on payment of
$50 and the court costs.
James J. Fitzpatrick, white of
Washington, D. C., had posted a
$25 bond for speeding. He failed
to appear, so the bond was for
felted, the costs paid and the ba
lance given to the school fund.
Ernest McRae, colored, got 30
days suspended on payment of
the costs for violating the prohi
Bradley B. Lane, white, was
found not guilty on a charge of
careless and reckless driving.
Belton Beasley, white, was
charged with assault. The state
took a nol pros on payment of
Cases tried last week which
were omitted from last week’s
paper were as follows.
Frank J. Derizzo, Ir.ving Ches-
wiek, Robert T. Conn and Robert
E. Bonds, all white, each paid
the costs for speeding.
Willie Martin*" McCain, colored,
paid the costs for assault and
trespass and paid a $10 fine and
the costs for driving without a
license in another case.
J.. T. Parnell, white, entered a
plea of nolo contendere to the
chafgC*'*''oif and reckless
driving. He paid the costs and
damages to the car of C. H. Giles,
Alex McNeill, colored, got 30
days suspended on payment of
$10 and the costs for assaulting
Snap Lee, Wright McNe/ll and
Willie McIntyre, all also color
James Murchison, colored man
charged with assault, got 30 days
suspended on payment of the
costs and on condition that he
stay away from the home of
John D. Lowery, Indian, got 60
days . suspended on payment of
$50 and the costs for driving
Robert Morris, white, paid the
costs for violating the prohibi
tion laws by having * unsealed
liquor off his premises.
Organ Barton, Indian, paid
the costs for being drunk and
ELIZABETH PARKER WINS
On Thursday, January 2,mem-
bers of the senior class of the
local high school assembled in
the auditorium for the school fin
als of the High School World
Speaking program. 124 high
schools in the state participated
in the program which was spon
sored 'by the '^tension Division
of the University of North Caro
Hoke High Loses
Parkton Boys; Girls
EMPLOYjlVENT EXPERT TO
The Hoke County Bar Asso
ciation promoted the contest in
the Hoke County school and paid
the $5.00 entrance fee. The fac
ulty advisor u’.ider who’ direction
the progra:n was carried out in
the school; was Miss Miriam
Watson.' ' .
The Parkton High school girls
defeated the Hoke High sextet
at Parkton Tuesday night, 25-
20. The game was closely play
ed throughout and the score
was tied several times, ,but the
Parkton forwards started hit
ting the basket from all angles
in the final quarter. Edge was
the leading scorer for Parkton
with 12 points, while McNeill
with 11 and Lewis with 9 were
best for Raeford.
In., the second game of the
evening the Parkton boys came
out on the lo'ng end of a 32-30
score over the Hoke High quint.
The score in this one was tied
at 7-all at the end of the first
quarter and Pabktor. led, 13-11,
at the half. Melvin was top for
the victors with 19 points scor
ed. McNeill with 6 was the best
for Hoke High.
Although the home team “came
out on the long end of the score,
the game was played under pro
test by the Hoke aggregation.
The Hoke High coaches protested
referee’s decision and this will
be ruled on by the protest com
mittee of tne State Class “B”
To Certify Vets In
Charlotte, N. C.—^Lawrence S.
Everett, Veterans Certifying Of
ficer of the War Assets Admini
stration from Wilmington will be
in Lumberton Monday and Tues
day, January 13 and 14, and will
be available to certify veterans
of World War II for the purpose
of surplus government property.
Mr. Everett will be able to
explain any question the
veterans might have concerning
their priority rights and will
give them the “what, where and
how” of obtaining surplus items.
Eligible veterans will be able to
get their certifications on the
spot and will not have to go to
Raleigh or Wilmington as in the
past. All that is needed is for
the veteran to bring a photostatic
or certified copy of his discharge
or his terminal leave papers.
This “mobile” certifying office
will be set up in the American
Legion Hut and will be open for
business between 9 and 4 each
day. On Thursday and Fiuday,
January 16 and 17, Mr. Everett
will be at the city hall in Wal
lace and on the following Wed
nesday and Thursday, January
22, and 23, he will be in room
321-2, Elks Building, in New
Mrs. N. McN. Smith wishes to
inform all ve^rans who are not
taking on thej job training, who
are farming and have a crop of
their own, and' who wish to file
a self-emplo3rment claim that
they may meet ■ with a represen
tative of the ■ Unemployment
Co.Tpensation commission at the
county office building next Wed
nesday morning, January 15, be
tween nine arid 11 o’clock,
4-H CLUB MEMBERS TO
SPONSOR SQUARE DANCE
The Hoke County 4-:H Club
members ^ill sponsor a square
dance in the Raeford Armory on
Wednesday evening, January 15,
at eight o’clock. The proceeds
will be used to send several club
members to 4-H Short Course at
fetate College in Raleigh next
summer. The public is cordial
Union Church Service
Next Sunday Night
'There will be a union service
of the Raeford Baptist, Metho
dist and Presbyterian churches
at the Presbjderian church at
seven-thirty next Sunday even
ing, January 12.
The service is to be a service
of appreciation as a parting ges
ture to Rev. Harry K. Holland
•who mil leave this month for
his new pastorate at Marietta,
Ga. Rev. J. D. Whisnant and
Rev. W. L. Mlaness will partici
pate in the service in which the
sermon will be delivered by Mr.
Holland. Holland’s final service
here, however, will be on the
morning of January 19.
Members of the three churches
and all others are invited to at
The Mack Harrel Concert at
Flora Macdonald college,, which
had been scheduled for Monday
evening, January the 13th, has
been ^stponed, and will be pre
sented on Monday evening, Jan
uary the 20th, at 8:15 o’clock.
This concert will be the third
number of the year’s concert-
lecture series at the college.
Mr. Harrell’s concert at Flora
Macdonald was postponed so
that he might sing in some spe
cial operas at the Metropolitan
during the week of January 13.
Club Will Honor
The car of Dr. Julius Jordan,
local dentist, which was stolen
from Main street a couple of
weeks ago while he was atten
ding the movie, has not been
BY D. SCOTT POOLE
At the Methodist Hour Sunday
a choir sang a tune I had not
heard in fifty .years, or so, and
I have never heard sweeter har
mony. It was: “I Loye to Hear
the Sweet Story of Old, When
Jesus Was Here Among Men.”
The static was too much for me
I wonder who can tell us what
static is? It is something like
exhausted, burned oit electricity,
I will guess. It is said the earth
is imbedded in static.
Mrs. Irene Cooke
Dies At Varina
Forty-two essays on the topic
“Is World Government the Path
to Peace?” were submitted. Sev-
en of the essays submitted were
selected for the finals. They' were
those of Eleanor Leach, Martha
Harris, Sonny McIntyre, Eliza
beth Parker, Grady Covington,
Joan Johnson, and Betty Davis.
Elizabeth Parker was the win
Seven years ago W. J. Smith,
a unit-test demonstrataion far
mer in Buncombe County, pro
duced 275 bushels of corn on 11
acres. In 1946 he grew 324
bushels on 4 hcres.
Funeral services were conduc
ted Tuesday afternoon at the
Wake Chapel Christian church
in \Aarina for Mrs. Irene John
son Cooke, 78, who died there
Monday night following several
years of illness. Burial follow
ed in the church cemetery.
Surviving are one brother, one
sister, and seve^'al nieces and
npphews including Mrs. H. A.
Cameron, and C'lySe, Tommie
and Lewis Upchurch of Raeford.
Mrs. Cooke was ’ a sir.lsr of the
late Mrs. T. B. Upchurch, Sr.
The cold wave. was several
days behind schedule, or the
weather man was ahead of the
wind. We have had a lot of
pretty weather and sunny days.
I have an idea there is a lot
of tainted meat in the land. Far
mers have an easy time now of
cultivating their corn crops. We
used to plow our corn four or
five times, now they plcw it
twice and lay it by. They fer
tilize after preparing well the
land. The new scienfific farm
ing of this day has renioved the
drudgery from farm labor. A
tractor out travels a horse or
mule and the driver gets a good
day’s riding. But they say when
you drive a tractor all day you
feel like going to bed when
fSimiers’ crops. They help, and
greater help is available money.
A one-horse farmer with four
acres of tobacco and six acres of
cotton handles more cash in a
year than a whole crowded
township did during my coming
up. And in the 1930’s as a man
said: “There are no money.”
The Men’s Fellowship club of
the Raeford Presbyterian church
will have its regular monthly
meeting cn the second Tuesday
of this month, rather than the
third Tuesday as is customary.
This meeting on Tuesday. Jan
uary 14, is being called "Harry
Holland Night.” and will ir.ckide
a hot supper as usual. It will
be, a final tribute by the men
of the church to their pastor,
Rev. Harry K. Holland, who is
leaving later .in the month' to
become pastor of the First Pres
byterian church of Marietta, Ga.
Speaker for the progra.r. will
be Dr. Watson M. Fairley, pas
tor of the 'First Presbyterian
church of Fayetteville who was
pastor of the Raeford Presby
terian church for fifteen, years
and who was succeeded here by
New Officers And
Senator Bilbo has gone home
for an operation, it was repor
ted the first of this week. The
Republicans may miss turning
him out, but if' he is guilty as
charged, he should be unseated.
But if all the corrupt men were
turned out of Congress, they
might not have a quorum.
COUNTY COTTON CROP
GREATER IN 1946
According to figures released
by the Agriculture Division of
the Census Bureau in Washing
ton' there were more bales of
cotton ginned in the county from
the crop of 1946 than from that
The report stated that there
were 8,301 bales ginned in the
county from the crop of 1946
prior to December 13 as compar
ed to 7,902. bales ginned to De
cember 13, 1945.
The 1947 cotton crop insurance
program has been announced by
the Fedora! Crop Insurance Cor
poration. Apk your AAA con-
mitleeman for a crop of the ex
Young people used to have
parties during the Christmas
holidays. I recall going to par
ties Monday, Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and . Friday
nights during- Christ.nas week,
and \VG were frolicking all day
most of the time. The loss of
leap was the greatest of our in-
ron\'eniences. But we did have
some wonderfully good dinners
a;'d suppers and we did not find
enjoyment in drinking, fortu
nately. If there was any drink
ing in this section of town I did
not hear of it. It was a sober
The shortest days of the year
were from December 21st to De
cember 24th. The shortest nights
come about June 20th.
In 1898 a Republican, who
w'as my neighbor and friend in
Troy, said to me one day, “Well
Scott, I did two mean things to
day, and I would not have, but
the Democrats are doing so
many mean things, I just can’t
help doing some meanness, too.”
I said to him: “Two rascals are
worse than one, I mean to not do
a thing I will be ashamed of.
A Republican, but a strong
Franklin D. Roosevblt supporter
and admirer: “If the sovereign
people ..elept him any number of
times it would be democratic.”
Then, a majority in any kind of
government is democratic call
ing any thing by any name does
not make that thing true to name.
At the regular weekly m^eeting
of the Raeford Kiwanis club last
Thursday night the club enter
tained the wives and sweet
hearts and installed its new of
ficers for 1947. This has been
a customary precedure for the
first meeting in each year for
some time. About 100 members
and guests were in attendance.
The program committee con
sisted of Clyde Upchurch, Jr.,
Robert Gatlin, W. T. Gibson, and
A. S. Knowles with Upchurch
acting as master of ceremonies.
Following a delicious meal ser
ved by Mrs?" Llky Smith the
gathering was entertained by
several vocal renditions by Miss
Elsie Upchurch, accompanied by
Mrs. Luke Bethune, club pian
ist. This was followed by some
comedy by Edwin Smith and
Judson Coates and the delivery
of prizes, some serious and some
funny, by Robert Gatlin. A
guest'speaker, Arthur Moore, was
introduced by Clyde Upchurch,
Jr. Mr. Moore told some jokes.
R. B. Lewis, Kiwanis lieuten
ant governor for the Foiu-th Di
vision of the Carolinas District,
then installed the club's incom
ing officers. These are K. A.
MacDonald, president, Lewis Up
church, vice president, and Hin
ton McPhaul, secretary-freasurT
Hinton McPhaul presented at
tendance tabs to eight members
who had perfect attendance for
at jea^t one year. These included
one to’Cecil Dew, who had not
missed a' meeting in four years.
Kenneth MacDonald, new pres
ident, briefly outlined his aims
while in office after receiving the
gavel from Tom Cameron, the
retiring president. MacDonald
then announced the club’s com
mittees for the year after which
the meeting adjourned.
. 0 ,
John W. Momre,
FORMER LOCAL LEADER
BURIED MONDAY IN
neril services xere conduc
ted M nday afterriedn in Wilson
;or Jo'rr. vV.l'.iarr. M ;ore, 30, who
pa'sed avjy at 3 4.5 p. m. Sat-
.v'day a: ‘r.e-r.'.vv e of his daugh
ter, M:'- Graham ' Bo3^'kin in
Bailey, V.'.Lon county. Services
'.vere cor.aacted by Rev, W. C,
Ball, pastor of the First Metho
dist church of V/ilson a.nd burial
followed ir. Greenwood cemetery,
Mr. Moore was one of the
leading citizens of this section
in the early days of Raeford. and
Hoke County. He helped orga
nize the Bank of Raeford in 1902
and was its first cashier, a post
he held for almost twenty years.
He was also active in bringing
about the formation of Hoke
County in 1911. He was a
member of the to^wn council and
the school board and was known
for his unceasing efforts toward
the betterm.ent of the commu
nity. He built and lived in the
house on Central avenue now oc
cupied by Mrs. John Maultsby.
He was a member of the Rae
ford Methodist church.
He left here in the early"
twenties, since which time he
lived in Wilson and Tarboro. At
his death he ■was a mem^ber of
the Tarboro Methodist churdi.
Mrs. Moore, the former Lucinda
Sugg, preceded him to the grave
Surviving are four dauid^ters,
Mrs. Boyiym *# ^^ailey, MrS^ Da
vid. Duncan of Newark, N.
Mrs. Herbert Quinerly of Grif-
ton, Mrs. Robert Corbett of Jack-
son; one son, William Da'vid
Moore of Tarboro; one sister, Mrs.
Mattie Tugwell of Walstooburg;
There used to be some excep
tionally large wild turkeys up
on the woods along Drowning
Creek. And there .♦were some
unusually large buck deer, too.
I ha\'e seen deer horns with i
twelve point. Deer shed their'
horns eveVy su:r''.mer. After they
thed off they are red in color,
MAKE DEANE SECTY.
By A. S. Knowles
Farmers have until January 15
to report estimates of their 1946
income, and pay the ta.x where
it is due. Final returns must
be made by March 15.
Four auto.m.obiles passed a
GVeyh,cund bus on the Fayette-
v-i le road a ■ few days ago be-
'wcen Beaver Creek and Little
_ There used to be a number of
wild hogs in' our section, not
many as are down in tiie easterm
part of the state, nor were they
so dangerous. An old wild hog
has tusks to kill.
C. B. Deane of Rockingham,
Congressman from, the Eighth
Corigres: ional Diistrivt; wa.' ei-
jocted Secretary of the North Ca-
j rolina delegatio;: in the U. S.
House of Reyrese;atatives at' a
caucus of the delegation held to-^
day. Congress,!'an Robert L.
Dpughton,^ veteran legislator from
Laurel Springs, N. C., was re
elected chairman of the. dele
Cotton seed where needed
should be purchased at once.
Good seed is most important in a
successful crop. Seed should
never be planted after the tiuid
year from the breeder. If plan
ted longer than three years, the
staple tends to become short
“Key” farmers should renew
their requirement each year. A
large number of farmers were
forced to plant “unknown” seed
this past season because good
seed was so scarce. A good sup
ply of quality seed was produced
last year. The coker 100 Wilt
variety is recommended for Hoke
county. No other variety should
IS SENT TO SENATE
President Truman Wednesday
formally nominated GeiieraUGeo.
C. Marshall to suceed James F.
Beaver Creek and the bus was ' Byrnes as secretary of state.,
'licking its uiaial speed it appear- I . Byn-ies’ 'resignation, ■ due to
Mr. Deane’s election by the
delegation came as an honor, in
view of the fact that this is his
first term in Congress.
TED CLARK WITH
ed .'Cars run too fast'for the health considerations, was an-,'
drivers to have under con- : no.unced by Mr. Truman Tues- P. $mith, Motifday, Decem’oer 30
C’.ark of the U. S. Navy
his , grand^rother, Mrs. J.
trot, therefore, wi’ecks.
The Agricultural Departments
are claiming improvements in
. The wartime chief of staff is
to replace Byrnes this week
end if confirmed by the Senate.
On Thursday he left'NOTfe^jbkJKiik'
Admiral Byrd's expedition to the
.■\ntartic. He is aboard the U.
S. S. Philippine Sea.
January is ,a 'good month to
take soil samples and send to
the soils laboratory. An analysis
of the soil .wriU be valuable ais
it shows tije.s.correct need 'for
li.i e and fertilizer.
Place' orders for Lime with
Triple-A office at once so that
the lime can be applied to pas
tures and other crops before
Plant' oats at once for spnn|(
grazing and feed. Fertilize at
planting time with a fei;tilizer aS
nitrogen may 'not be available
for ■ top dressing. .,
After tobacco plant beds are
nreyai-gd, put 2 pounds of 4-9-3
fecti’k'or per sq’aare yafd at
planting time. Stir the fertilizer
■"'.J die top- two or three inchai
of soil. The bed. should be cor;*-
ered within two wetiu