The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLI NO. 38
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 1947
RAEFORD, N. C.
FTA Meeting Monday
• The Hoke-Raeford PTA met in
the high school building on Mon
day evening with Mrs. Younger
Snead, ^ president, in the chair. i
After calling the meeting to or-
Mary W. McFadyen
Will Be Buried
Funeral services will be con
ducted here tomorrow afternoon
at two o’clocik for Miss Mary
Williamson McFaiiyen, 23, who
died at the University Hospital,
Ann Arbor, ^llichigan, yesterday
fnorning. The services will be
conducted at the ho.T.e of Miss
McFadyen’s, aunt, Mrs. J. W. Mc-
der Mrs. Snead presented K. A.
MacDonald, who explaiiied bud-jLauchlin, and burial will follow
get making and the sources of in the Raeford cemetery.
revenue that the schools have a-
vailable. He also showed the a-
mount of money that the county
puts into schools.
Mrs. Snead then called on Mr.
Gibson to, give a report on the
lunch ix)oms and lunchroom fi
nances, After Mr. Gibson finish
ed his report, the PTA voted to
give the lunchrooms $500.00' to
help pay for equipment that had
been purchased for them.
Miss Watson’s room in high
school and Mrs. McFadyen’s
room in tlie graded school Won
Miss McFadyen was the daugh
ter of Mrs. Helen Howard Me-*
Fa dye n and the late Dr. A. A.
McFadyen, both lifetime mission
aries to China. She was born
and I'eared at Suchow-Fu, Fu,
China. She attended the Ameri
can school at Shanghai and the
Presbyterian school at Pyeng-
She was a 1946 graduate of
Queen’s college, Charlotte and
was a graduate nurse of Presby
terian hospital, Charlotte. She
became ill while working at the
the attendance prizes. After hospital in December and in
these were awarded the meeting January she went to tbe Univer-
adjourned. Isity of Michigan hospital at Ann
Arbor for treatment by her brot-
The Bowmore school is getting
ready to build a modern lunch
room building at their school.
They hope to start work within
a week. McLauchlih Company
h^fs promised to aid them in this
undertaking. We think this is a
rare going to
The patrons and teachers of the
Friendship school have just com
pleted a nice new lunchroom for
their school. They are to be con
gratulated upon their good work.
.4.11 teachers in the county are
v.'orking on the publicity cam
paign for the Hoke county x-ray
clinic that will be held in Rae
ford at the Johnson company
building next week, Tuesday
through Saturday. Hoke High stu
dents will be x-rayed on Tues
day. Upchurch high will have
Ihcnrs on Wednesday.
her. Dr. Hugh Howard McFad-
yeit, who has been there since
his separation from the army.
She is survived by her mother,
Mrs. A. A, McFadyen of China;
two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Brown
of Charleston, West, Va., and
Mrs., John Obiol of New York
feity/ threg broithl^,: A. A. Mc
Fadyen of publiil^i, ^Ireland, and
Harrf«pnbj|irgi^Vaai^iai H. H. Mc-
N. B. McFadyen dfIPeiping, China;
and several aunts apd uncles in-
1. aiiu dcveictj. auiaio ifiu
^ eluding 1
Rep. Deane Makes
His First Speech
IMDKE HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
By the Students
Mr. Jason Barnes, State High
way patrolman, spoke to the civ
ic.". class last Tuesday on “Safe
ty.' Mr. Barnes emphasized the
necessity of ihiproving the quali
ty of our drivers by giving them
the proper instruction in how to
move traffic* efficiently and safe
ly. The class^has just comple-
tei "the uhit’s study “Man and
the Motor Car.” This course has
been added to high school cur
riculum to give young people a
comprehensive view of the place
the autemobile has in our civili
Mrs. Tom Cameron , spoke to
the Journalism club last Monday
on “Changes in Style of Writing.”
Mr.s. Cameron read excerpts from
early newspapers to show dif
ference in today’s newspaper
Through courtesy of Mr. Clyde
Upchurch, Jr., Mr. Faircloth’s
civics class had an interesting
visit through the oil mill and
concrete mill Monday afternoon.
The class at present is studying
public utilities and this trip was
made in connection with that
unit of study.
The members of the senior class
are busy preparing for the Ameri
can Legion Oratorical contest.
Under the direction of Mr. Mel
vin, the band gave a concert
during assembly last Wednesday.
The band has also been playing
for the basketball games.
The home economics depart
ment, under the direction of Mrs.
McGoogan, has recently added, to
■it9 equipment, a Westinghouse
electric stove, an electric hot
v.nter heater, a Frigidaire stove,
Washington, Fef». 19. —Rep.
Deane (D-N. C.), in his first
house speech, declared the health
of American youth had reached
a new low and asked congress to
“join in an American crusade to
restore health to the people of our
“Findings released by the selec
tive service systems,” h'e said,
“revealed that the health of
American youth had reached a
He attributed this country’s
ill-health to a lack of health and
hospital facilitie.s and called for
increased federal aid to both.
Although the Hill-Burton bill
authorized five annual appropri
ations of $75,000,000 each to as
sist state’s in developing medi
cal care programs, no funds have
been appropriated, he told con
IHe predicted that the North
Carolina legislature now in ses
sion will approve a $45,000,000
medical care program for the
“Health,” he said, “is North
Carolina’s No. 1 problem.”
Next Week, beginning on
Tuesday, F^ruary 25, and
going through Saturday,
March 1, the Hoke County
X-ray clinic will be held in
Raeford at the Johnson
Company building each
day from 9:00 till SiOO.
This service is FREE to
everyone and everybody is
urged to take advantage \
of it. I
The clinic is put on under |
the sponsorship of the Hoke >
County Health Department, \
' the North Carolina Tuber
culosis Association, and
the State Sanatorium.
Miss Ann Mann of the
Raleigh office of the North
Carolina, Tuberculosis As
sociation is here this week
helping to make prepara
tions for the clinic. She
will return next week to
help in anyway she can.
Please give this clinic all
the publicity you can. Go
yourself and get your fa
mily and friends to go. It
will take about one minute
of your time.
I. MANN REMODELING
Carpenters began work this
week tearing out part of the in
terior of Israel Mann's store here
in preparation for the remodeling
of the stairway and the entire
second floor. There will also be
considerable work done on the
first floor in the way of impro
ving the appearance of the place.
Mr. Mann states that he expects
to have a complete department
store that is a credit to the town
when they have? finished.
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GREENE ON RADIO
Harry Greene, Hoke County’s
representative to the North Caro
lina General Assembly, appeared
as guest on Carl Goerch’s radio
program" over- station WPTF last
Dr. Watson Fairley
Will Return To
Judge McDiarmid heard 'the
usual line of cases involving
liquor, speeding, bad checks, and
the like Tuesday morning when | FORMER PASTOR TO STAY
about 13 defendants were tried.
All were guilty and all paid the
costs and some fines.
A. D. Barber, J. H. Griffin,
Paul Wicker, and. F. M. Carbor-
ough,_ all white men of Lee coun
ty, were charged with hunting
with unplugged automatic shot
guns. All pleaded nolo conten
dere and paid the costs.
Three more tourists fro.n New
York were found guilty of speed
ing -and taxed the costs for tour
ing this section at too great a rate
of sp-eed. , They were Morris
Smatnik, Abe Grand and Mrs.
May Berkowitz, all white.
Alex Smith, colored, paid the
costs for careless ’and reckless
Maurice Content, white man
UNTIL CHURCH GETS
iRev. Watson M. Fairley, D. D.,
former pastor of the Raeford
Presbyterian church here, re
turns to the local congregation
on Sunday morning as supply
pastor, to serve until the church
obtains a new minister to suc
ceed Rev. Harry K. Holland, who
recently resigned to accept a pas
torate in Marietta, Ga.
Dr. Fairley’s first preaching
service will be at 11 o’clock on
Sunday morning, and a large at
tendance is expected as the church
welcomes him and Mrs. Fairley
a second time.
It has been pointed out that
Dr. Fairley’s return to the Rae
of France posted a $25 bond'ford church is the third time he
when caught driving without a
license. He failed to appear for
trial and the bond was forfeited.
ilj|. J. Hollingsworth, colored,
got 90 days suspended on pay
ment of the costs for violating
the prohibition laws. .
Zeb Wilson, colored, paid the
costs for getting, caught off his
premises with his legal liquor
open. ' ' ' -.tf '
Fred Lloyd, colored, paid the
costs for using profene and in
C. L. Glisson, wl^te, pleaded
guilty of passing a bfkl check. He
had to pay the costs and make
the check good.
has been called to service in a
former pastorate. He comes to
Raeford this time from the First
Presbyterian church in Fayette
ville, where he has just com
pleted a supply pastorate and
Starting Saturday, March
1, the annual Red Cross
Fund drive and yearly
membership campaign will
get under way. March is
set aside nationally for Red
Cross, but it is the hope
and plan of the Hoke Coun
ty Chapter officials that
the Hoke County drive can
be started on the first day
and completed within one
week. An intensive cam
paign is planned and with
the cooperation of everyone.
2 Cage Tomiieys
In Local Gym
GRADED SCHOOL AFFAIE
STARTS MONDAY AND ,
The county - wide grammar
schoo'. oa.sketball- 'ournament gets
under -A-ay in the high school
Monday with two
gaT.es and contin-.ies with two
can be completed within, | S
his second ministry. Earlier in
In a double-header at the high
school Tuesday night the Hoke
high boys and girls basketball
teams dropped both games to the
teams from Fairmont before a
full house. The visiting girls
won 22-10, and the boys took
their game 22-19.
his ministerial life he was called
to, and served a second time, the
Westminister Presbyterian church
in El Paso, Texas.
(Dr. Fairley served the Pres
byterian church here for 15 years
prior to his retirement from the
active ministry in 1940.
He and Mrs. Fairley will oc
cupy the manse while here, and
plan to move in tomorrow.
By N. C. REA
IB— --■=?- r ;-r
BY D. SCOTT POOLE
Governor O. Max Gardner, who
died suddenly in his hotel room
in New York on Tuesday night,
was popular as a politician, as a
citizen, and as a business man.
He amassed a good sized estate
before he went into politics, or
had 'investments that grew with
T. B. COMMITTEE
On Monday, February 24 at
4:00 p. m. there will be a meet
ing of all persons interested, held
in the office of the County Board
of Education, for the purpose of
organizing a permanent Hoke
County T. B. committee.
It is Hoped that all persons in
the county who are interested in
this work wiT attend the meet
ing and help in the organiption.
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SPLIT WITH WAGRAM
(Continuned on Page 4)
The Hoke high cagers divided
a doubleheader with the Wagram
cEgci's Ja.st Thursday night when
the local boys won by a lop
sided score, .36-6, and the girls
lost 32-16. Poole of Raeford and
Nicholson of Wagram were out
standing in the boys game and
Currie of Wagram and Lewis of
Raeford paced the girls.
Henry L. Bridges, 39-year-old
Greensboro lawyer and former
262nd C. A. officer, is the new
After the close of the Civil War
men, women, ,and children were
strolling over the country; had no
home, nowhere to call home, and
often they called in late after
noons fojf lodging in our home.
Nearly alwaysi parents let
them stay. Mother turned some
away one night tvhen we had
relatives spending the night with
us, and as father was coming to
the house after feeding the hor
ses, he saw some women leav
ing. He called to them saying,
“Why are you not going to spend
the night with' us?” They stop
ped and said, “Yes, sir. we
would be glad to stay.” They
stayed—all of them.
like a colt.
D. J. Dalton, manager of the
local REA Cooperative, Lumbee
River Electric Membership. Cor
poration, has announced that a
loan has been approved for $457,-
000 by the N. C. Rural Electrifi
cation Authority. The purpose of
this loan is to build 220 miles bf
line and 60 miles of improve
ments to serve 830 new members.
The local Cooperative now ha^
over 600 miles of line in op'era-
tion serving over 2,000 members.
The cooperative has allocations
totaling over $500,000 for the con
struction of new lines. At pres-
I read of an old woman who serving
said she and her husband had ^0° farmers will be ener-
gotten ; along together alright within the next 60 days,
since they had kept two bears j Plans and specifications have
in the house—bear and forbear. approved for an additional
130 miles of B project line in the
central part of 'Robeson county.
There lived a man whose home
was only three hundred yardsas
from father’s. He was a kind,h°'°" ir.aterials are made avail-
. helpful neighbor, but high-strung
One morning I had the axe
and a pet pig was rooting near
by. I decide I would like to
learn how to kill hogs, so I pul
led a small ear of corn through
a crack in the crib, shelled a few
grains off, and said, “Pi^gie, pig-
gie.” The pig came and went
to eating that corn and I hit
him above the eyes just like I
saw father do many times, and
that pig dropped. I never
knocked any more of that man’s
and impetuous—fly off the handle
and raise a ruckus. He was soon
sorry and good as a man could
be. He needed self-control.
It is unfortunate for the two
houses of our General Assembly
to get at cross purposes as they
are at this time. Usually they
settle differences in a short time.
I also regret distuiibances as
we now see in Georgia, Georgia
is a great state, and those are
great people, but I am disap
pointed in them. They should a-
gree to disagree.
The new application will in
crease the total miles of line in
operation and approved to over
1230 miles, serving approximate
the week set,
A list of workers will be
published in next week’s
News-Journal. When you
are called on will you not
respond as generously as
possible. Everyone knows
of the wonderful w'ork the
Red Cross does, both in war
and in peace. The war is ov
er but the Red Cross has re
sponded to over 250 disaster
calls in the U. S. since V-
J Day. The Red Cross is on
the job all the time. Let’s
night through Sat-
night, except Tuesday
The t-uurnament has six 'ooys
and six ' girls '.ea.ms entered.
These - include three boys and
three girls tea rs from Raeford
graded school and one team each
from Ashemont, Mildouson and
The games will begin at sev
en - thirty o’clock nightly with
the girls playing first and the
boys following at once. Official*
aimounced' by the American Le
gion, sponsors of the tournament,
are as follows: Harvey Warlkdc,
Hiito> Clark, Frmik Williams, T-
B. Lester, Jr., and Alfred Cole.
The filling station and grocery
store operated by Guthrie Long
on the southwest edge of Rae
ford was entered by a burglar
last Thursday night and about 35
cartons of cigarette, 120 pounds
of sugar, and about 25 pairs of-
socks were taken.
On Friday Joe Scott , white
man whose residence is about
two miles from Raeford on the
Lumber Bridge road, was arres
ted by officers of the county"
sheriff’s department on their
suspicion that he was the guilty
man. After sorre discussion and
questioning by the officers he
confessed late Friday. He then
took the officers to the ditch
near Mrs. W. E. Blue’s home a-
bout a quarter-mile from Long’s
place and showed them the su
gar hidden in the bushes there.
He also took them to a spot near
his own home where he had
cached the cigarettes and socks
in a burlap bag.
He was charged with breaking
and entering and larceny and has
been released under a bond of
$200 to await trial in the next
term of Superior court.
COWBOY—GUN, NO HORSE
Eight High fSehmds Entered
In the second annual invits-
tional high' school tournament to
be sponsored here by the legion
post, eight teams are entered and
this ciffair will begin on Tues
day. March 4. and- continue
throi>3h the week. Only boys are
entered in this tournament.
Schools entering teaams are
Wagram. Seventy - First,
Mills, Hoke High, Central High
of Cumberland county, West End,
Dunn and Stedman.
Schedule of games for this to-
urnaToent will be announced next
National Guard To
Meet Next Monday
Making a living is a great deal
easier now than in my younger
Battery “A” of the 677th A W
Bn, which held its first meeting
in the armory here three weeks
ago, will have its third meeting
there -nfext Monday night, Feb
ruary 24th, at 7:30 o’clock.
The meeting will be for the
purpose of completing the rec-
days. The average yield of corn
per acre when I was 2i was 6
ords of some of the men and for
Edward (Bud) Johnspn. young
white man of the county, was
taken into custody by the
sheriff’s office at about two o’
clock 3-esterda>" morning and
lodged in the county, jail under
charge of - carrying a concealed
weapon and assault with a dead
The arrest was made at Mack’s
jCafe, about a mile and half east
of Raeford on highway 15-A and
the sheriff • stated that he wasj
told that Johnson .emptied a 38!
caliber revolver around or in the
cafe and that he apparently had
been shooting at two or three
persons. The sheriff said he. was
told that when the gun became
empt)^ Johnson in effect retreat
ed to reload and some of those
present grabbed, him and hit him
with a stick and got the gun a-
way from him.
bushels. I heard or read of 25
or more bushels of wheat per
acre, but less than ten bushels
an acre was the acerage.
The great storm of February
19th, 1884, is fresh in the minds
of quite a number of people
making plans for the first Fed
eral inspection of the unit, ex-
pected to be held the first
second week in March.
After this Federal inspection
the organization will be an ac
tive unit in the National Guard.
Drill pay begins on the night of
the first. Federal inspection.
Johnson spSnt the remainder
of the night in jail and was re
leased yesterday under a bond
which, due apparently to his poor
marksmanship, was only $400.
TO HOLD FHA MEETINGS
The pasture meeting and pas
ture tour last week was ,very
well attended. It proved that far
mers are becoming more inter
ested in establishing pastures.
The pasture work at N. H. G.
Balfour's far.m and at the Sana
torium proved to be the high
lights of the tour. Permanent
pastures had been well establish-
ed at both places. Good tempor
ary pastures were seen at the
T. B. Upchurch farm, Z. V. Pate
farm, and J. K. Hendrix farm.
At the Upchurc'n farm., 10-0 cattle
had grazed sixty acres of tem
porary pasture for fourteen days
and was , still furnishing good
grazing. The te.xporary pasture
consisting of one-third each of
rye, oats, and barley at Z. V.
Pate's had grazed fifty cattle for.
27 days. There was sufficient
other grazing to rotate them in
order that they would have ac
cess to good grazing all the time.
J. R. Hendrix has two lots con
sisting of two and two one-half
"acres resectiveiy and rotates
them during the summer with
corn in one and soybeans in the
other. In the winter, he plants
a small grain mixture in both
lots. These two lots graze from
one to two cows, mules when
not working, and from^ ten to
twenty-five hogs most of the
rat control campaign will
be conducted in Hoke county on
Friday, March 28. Specific m-
fofraation in regard to the cam
paign will be given in later is
sues of this paper and letters
sent out to farm operators. Or-
) ders for rat bait will be made
DAY OF PRAYER
>Hor to March 22'.
When you have worked to the The World Day of Prayer will
Farmers used to , clear lahd,
wear it out and clear more. Soil
building was unknown.
The largest mule I ever saw
weighed 1,600 pounds. He4|tiiras
worked to a wagon with a 1,200
pound horse. The horse looked
limit of your powers of strengh
and not made a thing but debts,
you grow iibpatient any time.
For approximately a half cen
tury the farmers of the south
worked to the limit of their pow
er and they grew older but were
no better off, no accumulation of
be observed in Raeford .Fridays
in a special service at the Metho
dist church. This, is a union meet
ing, planned by the women of
the churches, and all the people
of Raeford are invited to attend.
If you can, come to the Metho
dist church Friday afternoon at
The annual meetings of ,FHA
e „ ...Ill w''to the county and home agents
farm ownership fa-i ilies wul be ,
held at Shiloh comrnunity house ^
Uiday and to'morrovv: White fa- j
tnilies \vill meet there'today, and . , , . v . .
'.,t , , , i.with dynamite is being shown
colored families tomorrow, ac-j
cording to C. E. Callihan, FH.\
supervisor for the county.
Lots of intferest in ditching
among farmers. A number
jliastures and .^her iow lands
can be Improved by drainage of
The purpose of the meetings is this type. Tile drainage is be-
to study the results of the past
year’s work and plan more ef
ficient farm and home operation
ing carried out by severel ftir-
mers. The delay ui this
is due to the si^r