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The Hoke County News
VOLUME XLI NO. 39
THUKSOAY,.FEBRUARY 27th, 1947
ANNUAL RED CROSS DRIVE
WILL BEGIN HERE MONDAY
One hundred and twenty-five
bags of potato^s_Jwere received
at the county storeroom last week
for the lunchrooms of the schools.
Fifty-three cases of orange juice
wa]R received on Tuesday of this
week. All schodfs operating lun
chrooms on the federal program
may get their share by calling at
the storeroom in the basement
of the Raeford Graded school.
County Chairman Names Committees
To Raise Quotas In
We are thankful to report that
all buses have been in operation
during the cold spell we have
County Red Cross fund chairman, N. A. McDonald, announ
ces that the annual Red Cross Fund Campaign and Member
ship Drive will start on Saturday, March 1, and continue
through Saturday, March 8. March is set aside nationally as
Red Cross month but the
TT 1 /-I 4- ou i J Tv/r IMcFadyen, Mrs. D. R. Huff,
W. B. Gaston; Pine Forest;
McDonald.have planned an ^ ^
Hoke High, Raeford Graded,
and Upchurch schools have had
their eligible pupils x-rayed at
the Hoke County Health clinic
&eing held in The Johnson Co.
building this weekT It is hoped
that all other schools having pu
pils over 14 years of age will
bring them in today or Friday if
they have not already done so.
All teachers are expected to be
x-rayed at this time. The clinic
will go through Saturday till 5.
Lee Maxwell, Mrs. William Tho
mas; Quewhiffle, Turnpike; J. A.
Webb, Sr., W. H. Calloway,' H.
I B. Nixon; Raedeen: T. D. Potter,
intensive campaign of only
8 days duration.
County Red Cross fund chair
man, N. A. McDonald, announces
that the annual Red Cross Fund ^ _ t i tt j
„ j • I Mrs. James Jones, Jack Holland;
Campaign and Membership Drive „ , ^ ^ ^
• „ ^ j n, -iRockfish; Mrs. T. C. Jones, A.
will start on Saturday, March, .
, , ,. „ , r, . j IW. Wood, Clarence Koonce, Mrs.
1 and. continue mrough Saturday j„ jr tj- o ^
, „ „ , • . F. H. Koonce; Sanatorium: Mrs.
March 8. March is set aside na- _ t o w i o r> c 44- u-4
.. ,, „ j 4, . 4IF. L. Eubanks, E. B. Satterwhite,
tionally as Red Cross month but „ ,, tt r,
R. A. Jones, Mrs. J. L. Beall;
the Hoke County Chapter and
Mr. McDonald have planned an
intensive campaign of only 8 days
The students of the white ele
mentary schools are very enthus
iastic over the basketball tourna
ment now in progress'*"that is being
sponsored by the American Le
gion. Everyone should appreciate
what the Legion, through its ath
letic edmirittee, is doing for the
boys and girls of the county, not
only in the elementary schools
but the high schools also.
The regular monthly ‘pieCting
of th^ Board cf Education has
..iibeen .v^;^tiyjned fro^^he first
Monday until later in the month,
as Chairman Carl Riley has been
called away 6n business.
Tempus Fugit! The seniors
have ordered diplomas and invi
tations. Another commencei.rent
will soon be here!
Standard tests were completed
in all 5th and 8th grades. Results
are being mailed to Raleigh for
Chairman McDonald has also
announced his campaign v/ork-
ers and it i§ his belief that with
such a competent and experienced
gr.'up to help him that he will
not experience any difficulty in
raising Hoke County’s quota of
$2535 in this short time.
They are: Ashley Heights; L.
Jl. Cothran, R. A. Smoak, Mrs. T.
C. Sinclair, 'Leonard Mcpryde,
Lee Moss, Mrs. Taft Hardister;
Antioch: Mrs. J. M. Andrews,
Mrs. W. T. Everleigh, Mrs. W. C.
Hodgin, Mrs. Julian Burroughts,
C. Lytle; Arabia: Mrs. W. S.
‘Cr^vrey; Ruth Bristow, J.
L. McFadyen; Allendale: Miss
Willie Mae Liles, Mrs. Arch Mc-
Eachern, Mrs. J. S. Currie; Blue
Springs; E. C. Smith, Jr., J. F.
Chisholm, Mrs E. A. .Wright,
Miss Margaret Gainey, Alex Far
mer; Dundarrach: Mrs. Jesse
Gibson, M. D. Yates, Mrs. Frank
McGregor; Little River: Alex Mc-
lEadyen, Mrs. A. D. McLauchlin,
Sam Comer; Montrose: Mrs. W.
JOHNSON SENTENCED ON
FOUR CHARGES; ALL
Seven defendants appeared be
fore Judge Henry McDiarmid in
recorder’s court Tuesday morn
ing charged with a variety of of
fenses. All either were found
guilty or entered pleas of guity
as charged. ^
Edward “Bud” Johnson, young ■ years of age.
iGii SCHGOl BASKETBALL
TOURNEY HERE HEXT WEEKi
Held Sunday For
A. French Hall
Funeral services were conduc
ted at his home here at three o’-
clock last Sunday afternoon for
Albert French HaU, who dieri
8 SCHOOLS PARTICIPATl^
RUNS FROM TUESDAY
THROUGH FRn>AT ?
The second annual high schort '
oa.iketball tournament to be in.-'
1 the local gymnasium will start
I there next Tuesday. This tour-
^ nurr.ent will have eight high
_ I schools from this section of the-
day of a heart attack. He was
state entered and will last through
white man of the county who was| The services w'as conducted ’oy g-n es each nigJit exceg# I
arrested at Mack’s Cafe near here Friday when the finals will|
J Friday night of next week
Pictured above Miss Jane
Pratt, who will speak to the
Raeford Kiwanis club at their
regular weekly meeting to
night. Miss Pratt, a former
Raeford reident, is living -in
on Wednesday morning of last
week, was charged with carrying
a conceaed weapon and with as
sault with a deadly weapon in
three separate cases. He entered
pleas of guilty of all charges.
Sentence was 60 days to be sus
pended on payment of $50 and the
Wayside: John Parker, Richard
Neeley, Mrs. Marshall Newton,
Henry Plummer, Mrs. Alton Pot
ter; Town of Raeford: Mrs. Israel
Mann, general chairman; North-
(Contiaited on Pagg 4)
Lexington since the expira-1 carrying the concealed
tion of her term as Repre- j weapon. He was sentenced to 60
sentative in Congress from'^^y suspended on payment
Sister Of Arthur
Harris Dies At
Mt. Gilead Saturday
Funeral services were conduc
ted Monday afternoon for Mrs.
R. P. Nicholson who died at her
home at Mt. Gilead Saturday fol-
jlowing a short illness. The ser
vices were conducted in the Con
cord Methodist church by Rev.
T. C. Thrift of Ellerbe, assisted
by Rev,., J. W. Stork. 'BnriaT was
in the family plot near the home.
Mrs. Nicholson is survived by
a daughter, Mrs. L. W. Waddell
of Rockingham; three sons, N. P.
R. L, and L. A. Nicholson, all
of Mt. Giilead; three brothers,
A A. Harris of Raeford, D. A.
Harris of Mt. Gilead, and I. Z.
Harris of Charlotte; two sisters,
Mrs. D. C. Rush of Star, and Mrs.
A. C. Wooley of Candor.
the Eighth district.
On Red Cross
Work In County
of the costs in each of the three
cases of assault with a deadly
weapon. These were also suspen
ded on (wndition of two years
good behavior and on the condi
tion that h6 stay away from
Mack’s Cafe and filling station.
John Pratt got 30 days suspen
ded on payment of the costs for
being drunk and disorderly. 1
John A. Butler, colored, was
sentenced to 60 days on the roads
for carrying a concealed weapon,
sentence to be suspended on pay-
The Red Cross expects to spend
around 80 million dollars in be
half of service men at home and
abroad, and for veterans and their
•families during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1947, Dr R. L.
Murray, chairman of the Hoke
County Red Cross Chapter has ^lent of tbe costs.’
been advised by the organiza
tion’s national headquarters. This
80 million dollars. Dr. Murray is
advised, is approximately 75 per
cent of the National Red Cross ex
Dr. Murray also gives-, a ILst of
some of the Hoke County Chap
ter's accomplishments during this
year. The home service committee
Raeford Methodist church. The,
deceased was a menaber of the
First Baptist church of Maxt'on.'
Burial was in the Raeford cem.e- ‘
High schools which ’nave enter- 1
Mr. Hall’s wife, the former Ju-
eams in the affair are Wa-yj
gram. Seventy-First, Hope Mill^ srj
Koke County. Central High of'
. , , , . .. i Cu.mberland County. YVest End,
lia Cnavis, preceded him to tne , 04
’ . i Di:.nr. and Stedman.
grn\e in 1945. v : . 'n 4-4. ^
, \ .1 T.ae first game will start at
He IS survived by oneVson, A. _ , ,,. *;
„ T 4> f ‘ -30 each night and the secon*’
F. Hall, Jr., of Charlotte; five ^
J 1.4 n/r r, TVT- oegin ten m.inutes after the'
daughters, Mrs. B. G. Niven and ■ , . - 4, -■ 4
. 4 . .4-. 4, . conc.Lision of the first.
Mrs. W. C. Clark of Raeford, Mrs. !„.... ™ j •• - »
, „ T ^ T Tne first gam,e Tuesday rngW
J. E. Short and Mrs. J. .A.. Jen- ^
. ■ 4, ^ , 44 J :«/r n ir iWiH oe between wagram and
kins of Charlotte and Mrs. R. M. • 4 t-- 4 , u 1 j
, 4. . J Seventy-First high schools, and'
Di ke ot Richmond, Va.; one sis- u 4 t-,
4 TT. n T 1 ■ 4 D F J 1second will be between Hope
ter, Mrs. F. B. Jenkins of Raeford;!,^.,.. , „ , „ 4 tt- i.
4,. . ,4 4. TIT -r. FT i Mills and Hoke County High. On
three half brothers, W. B. Green ,,, , . ■ u* z- 4 i
' M ednesday night Central
of St. Pauls, D. J. Green of Laur-
inburg and Pearl Green of .Ashe
Noted Author To
Speak At FMC
Joe Scott, white man who was
arrested week before last for
having allegedly broken into the
filling station of Guthrie Long
here and stolen cigarettes, socks
and sugar, waived preliminary
hearing and posted a :?250 bond
to await trail in the next term
of Superior court.
Blonnie Jones and Morris Ty-
report submitted by Mrs. W. R-jigi-^ colored, each got 30 days su-
Barrj.ngton, secretary, lists: 8'
will play West End, followed by
a game between Dunn High and
On Thursday night in the semi
finals, the YVagram-Seventy First I
winner will play the Raeford-
Hope Mills winners in the first |
game, and the Central Hi^-
West End winner will play the I
Dunn-Sfed.man winner in the
Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave. noted
author of the best sellers, “Bur-
ma Surgeon’ and “Burma Sur-' , . , .
„ , ., , 4 T7, I Triursday nignt s winner will
geon Returns , will speak at Flora , . ...
J , 4 „ -vr J ! ■'’'■cct the tinais on Friday ni^L
Macdonald college on Monday 1 _ . ....
■VT u o 4 0 1- The tournament is being spon-
evenmg, March 3, at 8:1d. j u 4i_ 1 1 4 , 4v
This ceh'^brated surgean. aut-: ^
hor, and ScTilber. -who almost 3wno will b--
quarter of a century ago, after
completing his education in the'
Teachers of the Raeford Graded
school and Hoke High school
have volunteered to dress win
dows in town to advertise the
Red Cross.. Windows are being
furnished by Raeford Furniture
Company and Raeford Hardware
BY D. SCOTT POOLE
GRADED SCHOOL NEWS
By the Students
Some of Mrs. Stuart’s piano
pupils gave a chaptl program
Monday. Thtjse playing were:
Edith McNeill, Stanley Knowles,
Claudine Hodgi», Peggy Stanton,
Fay Dark, C. J. Benner, Joan
McLeod, Janice Marie Benner,
Jenelle Snead, June Connell, Car
olyn Atkinson, Betty Jane Ash-
burn, Alice Long, Margaret Anne
Johnson. Janet Hodgin announ
ced the program.
The children of Mrs. Hardes
ty’s second and third grades were
sorry to know that “Our Joe Mc
Leod” had to have anh emergen
cy operation at Highsmith’s hos
pital in Fayetteville. We are all
glad to know that he is getting
The boys and girls in’ Mrs.
Shelton’s roo.v. have been writ
ing to different cities in the U-
nited States for information. They
are making a chart for the book
lets they receive.
Mrs. Shelton's pupils are miss
ing Marylin Tapp, who in sick.
They are enjoying some bird pic
tures that Mrs. J. W. Walker is
letting Uiein use.
4* Ernest Hum spent several days
■^in Washington, D. C. last week.
Miss Blue’s fifth grade enjoyed
a V; leiitinc party last Friday in
Jan Lindren enter«d Miss Blue’s
fift’n grade several weeks r.go. We
•are glad to have, him as he has
been 7rF38~bt~'6irr states,-and can
tell us about them _ when we
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Extreme or'uncontrolled infla
tion may work unknown harm.
China is in the throes of politi
cal death because of their way
of getting rich. Cbina is now la
boring hard and honestly to re
present day machinery, ferti
lization and seed treatment have
made possible better business of
far.ming than I ever expected to
see. But increase in the amount
had more to do with present day
cover new national health and "success than the other advan-
This country came near death’s
starvation door in the 1890’s for
the sake of “honest, sound mon
ey’, wlhen it adopted the gold
Panics may ^e prevented by
government inflation of the cur
rency. I have known of commun
ities recovering te.rporary pros
I hope I will never see another
panic, for I have lived through
almost a half century of finan
cial stringency and am altogether
fed up on hard times.
I know lots of things which
make good pies, but nothing ex-
perity by local ci^T.^r county, .cells huckleberries. Whortleberry
bond issues'. There^'ifo sense in is the proper name of this fruit.
letting people starve in the sight It is strange why there have been
spende'd >en payment of the costs
loans ‘to service men (repaid) * for F & A
$247.00; 5 grants-in-aid $43.00; j H. Faulk, white, paid
telegrams sent 150; long distance .he costs for speeding.,
phone calls made 60; ODB papers ! q
(family allowance) 50; Power of ^ *0
attorney granted chapter 50; cla-j v.TOmity
ivs for setlement unused leave T. B. Committee
papers 50: Va Form 7-1950 10;' '
Va Form 572 15; WDAGO Form [ Monday afternoPn a group of
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interested citizens .met in the of
fice of the Board of Education
Good Start At
and formed a permanent T. B.
committee. Those present and the
organizations ’ they represented
are as follows: J. H. Blue? Araer-
nish the "officials and
manage the affair. Officials will
TT ■4'^j c-T 4 " ~ t J 4 u- I tie Harvey Warlick, Hilton Clark-
United States, returned to his^ t, t “
birthplace to cai^'y on the trad-1
ition of his famil}'—his father.
grandfather, and great-grand
father were missionaries in Bur
ma-varied this tradition' slightly
by becoming a man of m.edicine
Equipped only with a wastebas
ket of broken down surgical in-
I Frank WilliamiS. T. B. Lester, Jr., I
and Alfred Cole. A suitable tro-|
phy wil be awarded the winningj
The Hoke County x-ray clinic Legion; Mrs. E. B. Campbell,
got off to a good start on Tue’s-, Department; Mrs. A. L.
day of this week, there being 615 ^ Briant, Woman’s Club; Mrs.
people x-rayed during the day. Cameron, Red Cross; Dr..
The Hoke High and Raeford Gra- O’Briant, R^edical Society;
ded students, 14 years and over ^^hel Giles, Welfare De-
were x-rayed “en masse”. On P^rtment, Mrs. B- A. Matheson,
Wednesday morning'the Upchurch Medical Auxiliary; K. A. Mac-
students had their pictures made. C)onald, county schools and Ki-
A little money can be made
to go a long way. You borrow
$l)i000 and dribble it out in small
checks, and you can spend lots
of money on that thousands dol
lars. These vast quantities o£^ $1
bills make a big show.
so few cultivated huckleberries.
It is taught us by the highest
authority that we are our brot
her's keeper. No man lives to
himself, nor dies to himself.
The South ca.ve near general 1
If you ask me who is the best.during the 1890’s. If
educated man in the community, made a mortgage his pro-
I would answer: The man who|P®'^^ mortgage,
makes the fewest, ur.istakes. I j all . the people
mean to say, the man who makes time, and you may
the fewest mistakes in his state- people part of
ments. He has more accurate Li.me, but you can t fool all
All the other schools with 14
year old students are to come in
today and tomorrow.
The x-ray machine is operated
by Mr. Satterwhite, tecimichan
from the Sanatorium. Miss Retha
Howell, of the Health Depart
ment, and Mrs. W. T. Gibson, Jr.
are doing the clerical work. The
Hoke County TB co:Timittee is
securing volunteer workers to as
sist and also is-.paying the inci
dental expenses from funds se
cured through the Christmas
Miss Ann Mann of the state
office of the N. C. Tuberculosis
Association spent most , of last
week and Monday and Tuesday
Miss Ann Mann of the State
office of the association met with
the group and explained the ob
jects of the organization and sug
gested plans and methods. K. A.
MacDonald was elected perma
nent chairman ^nd IWrs. R. A.
Matheson was elected secretary-
strument.s salvaged from the op- |
crating room of John Hopkins
from w'hich he had recently re
ceived his medical degree, the en
thusiastic young surgeon went
deep into the jungle and with
his own hands and the help of a
few natives, constructed a hospital
in which to treat disease ond pes
tilence, and to overcome the ig
norance and distrust of modern
medicine that he found among
the natives in the jungle wilderess
"When the Japanese invaded
Burma, and Dr. Seagrave offered
the services of himself and of
the group of helpers he had train
ed, to the XJ. S. Army, he was
commissioned a major in the Med
ical Corps, assigned to General
Stiwell’s army, and formed a
’obile medical unit, with emer-
lency ambulance services, organ
ized field hospitals, etc. The Sea-
By A. S. ICnowles
A series of community meetingsl
will start Monday, March 3 andl
end on March 18. The programl
will consist of a motion picturel
showing some of the improvedl
farming practices. .Also a discu^l
Sion of price outlook for 1947,1
approved practices of farming ial
Hoke County, farm credit, andi
soil conservation practices. All I
meetings will begin at 7:30 P. M.|
except .Antioch which will be atl
2:30 P. M. Schedule will be asl
follows: At Courthouse in Rae-|
ford on Monday, March 3; Aab-|
ley Heights community house onl
Tuesday, March 4; Antioch com-l
munity house on Thursday, Mar-I
ch 6; Mildouson School House Oftl
Friday, March 7; .Allendale com-l
munity house on Monday, Bfardtl
ave unit joined the epic re- 10; Wayside community house Oft]
Tuesday, March 11; Little Rivcrl
community hou^ on Wednesday,!
tteat with Stilwell of American,
_ British and Chinese army men
Members yery much hope that^and polyglot mixture of refugees March .12: Blue Springs cotmmun-l
other organizations will join in out of Burma into India. Three ity house on Friciay, March 14^|
yeaps later, as the tides of battle Rockfish com.munity heuse
with this co.r.mittee and make
its coverage of county fife much
more widespread. '
turned. Dr. Seagrave and his Monday, March 17; and Mootrosel
staff fought their way back to j co.r munity house on Tuesth^^j
Burma, where he found his own March 18.
home demolished and his ’oelovedi ■
hospital partly destroyed, but Sixty pounds of cork oak
with the insatiable appetite for rons were distributed to 120 4-1
hard work and the fighting spir- [ H Club boys and girls at the
Mi.ss Marjorie Beal, of Raleigh,
of this week here assisting the | director of the North Carolina
Hoke county committee and the Library Commission, made a'it that is reflected in. twenty Igular meeting this month.
Health Department in getting short visit to Hoke County Li-'years of work in the jungle, the|
ready for the clinic.. ' brary recently. ! never-say-die doctor has set a- Hybrid corn tecommendatii
. .A few weeks ago I- read in the
current news that a teacher in
South Carolina said that the
.children go to school five days
in a week and are taught “scien
tifically”. The same children go
to Sunday School on Sunday aiid
arc taught the ve.ry opposite that
they learned through the week,
and lie knew they are confused.
They are still teaching “Evolu
tion” as a science.
of the people all o^ the time.”
I recall a January and a Feb
ruary in 1877 which were wmfm
and springlike, I recall a few
The clinic will run through
Saturday, March 1. Then Mr.
Satterwhite will come back on
Friday, March 7, and set up his
Some very interesting new ti-' bout the task of reconstruction, j for Hoke County are for Ye
ties'have been received in the^Tl'ie earning from his two years’;N. C. 27, N. C. 26, and N. C.,
library recently, among them lecture tear will he used by Dr. ^23; White - N. C. T-20, N. C. lltl
the following: I Seagrave to rebuild and enlarge and Tenn. 10.
machine in the community church Together: Annals of .Army Wife, his war-ravaged hospital.
in the White-Tex Mill village for.Katherine Tupipor Marsha'll: Pa-'
I ... . ... I
mild winters. This has been a cold
winter, and it is not over yet.
Some people have clai.red that
their hens laid two eggs a day,
but I do not believe it; nor' do
I believe our boasted FREEDOMS
exist under conditions npw tol-
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the benefit of those living in that, vi’ion of Women.Burk; Hiroshi.ra, DON’T APPLY FOR
cem.i'unity and for anyone who'llersey: So This is Peace, Hope:'NEW SUG.^VR COUPONS
failed to get t’neir x-ray while T'.'.e Xew Sad Suck. B.’ker; Sum-
it was down to.wn. j n-e'!- in April,'.'Macardle;, ^’rom
Indi\idual sugar consumers do
Farmers should get their
requirements at once.
Fenmment pastures should
seeded at once. .Apply 1 to 2
ef lime per acre. Put 400 to
l.-ounus of fertilizer broadest^
The clinic is now in operation! t'h’e Top of the Stairs, Finletter;; not need to file application for.rs planting time, and draf O’
in The Johnson Com’pany Build-j Time to Change Hats, Bennett;
ing through the courtesy of The'Close Pursuit, Burt; -Mr. Bland-
Johnsou Company. Be sure to | ings Builds His Dream House,
go before Saturday at 5 p. m. Its Hodgins; and Deeper the Heri-
free to everybody. I tage, Elwobd.
the new 10-pound ratiot^’ou- with section^ harrow. Use
pons to be validated on ‘ • • •• . .
Apf^d.'lo pounds o'f Dallas grass,';
William Linghan, Director, Ral
Manch Office, empha-
pounds of Kobe Lespedeza
2 pounds of White Dutch,
dino clover per act^