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By K. A. MacDonald
Last Thursday night the Ashe-
mont School presented their op
eretta “The Golden Whistle" to
a large and appreciative audience
It was a real pre-war production,
•with beautiful and attractive cos
tumes. The children were well
traihed and the music was espec
ially good. Teachers and pupils
should be congratulated on the
production. The teachers were as
sisted with the music by Mrs.
Tom Sinclair. Everyone appreci
ated Her help.
On Monday all seventh grades
were given their yearly standard
tests. Wednesday the other grades
were given theirs. On Wedneday
while the other grades were tak
ing their tests the 7th grades vis
ited Hoke High. They were en
tertained and shown all the sights
and made to feel that they will
be welcome when they enter high
school next fall.
The valedictorian and saluta-
torian for Seventh Grade Promo
tion Day will be chosen from those
taking the tests Monday. The two
making the two highest , total
scores will win these two honors.
The highest total score made by
a 6th grader will designate the
chief marshal for that day and
the' highest score jr.ade in each
school will designate the marshal
from that school. We hope to be
able to announce the winners of
these honors in next weeks News-
O. D. Fulp, sanitarian for the
Moore-Hoke health district, this
week released the results of in
spections of food-handling places
in the county during the first
quarter of the year of 17 such
restaurants, dining rooms or mar
kets inspected six were given
grades of “A” or better than 90.
Grades by the various estab
lishments were as follows: Rae-
ford Tourist camp 97, Long’s C.’fe
92, Elk Restaur,ant 90, Hoke Drug
Co. 91, Hendrix Market 91, City
Market ^0.5, Howell Drug store
88, Bill’s CluiJ 88.5, Bill’s Cafe
84, Raeford Hotel 82.5, McNeills
Hot Dog Stand grade of 77 after
being closed for cleanup,” Home
Food Market 80.4, Newton’s Mar
ket 86J5, Long’s Market 86.5,
Pender’s Market 87.6, McNeJl
Mill Store Market 74.5, Read’s
The above- establishments were
Through k misunderstanding
it was announced two weeks ago
that Professor Guy Phillips of
the University would make the
commencement address at Hoke
High. This was a mistake. How
ever, we are happy to announce
that the Honorable C. B. Deane
of Rockingham apd Congressman
from the^h district will make the
address. IKe—feeik^^ionored that
Congressmam Deane feels it worth
while to come all the way from
Washington to aAlcess our seniors.
We hope that everyone in Hoke
County may hear him.
graded on the following ‘ basis:
Any establishment receiving a
grade of 90% shall be awarded a
grade “A”; those graded njore
than 80% but less than 90%
grade “B”; 70% but less than
80% grade “C’. Those graded less
than 70% are dosed.
Prior to opening a new estab
lishment or in changing manage
ments an inspection by the sani
tarian is required.
The health department has sug
gested that where a new estab-
lisment is being constructed the
sanitarian be contacted in order
that plans may be discussed and
Carnivals, tent shows and the i
like are not allowed to serve food,!
that is hot dogs, hamburgers, cof
fee, etc., to the public for the rea-|
son that they do not have facili-|
ties to comply with the health
Pictured above is Rev. Wil
liam Bailey Heyward,, who
became pastor of the Raeford
Presbyterian church on the
first of this month and
preached his first sermon
there last Sunday morning.
It was intended to run this
Tuesday A. M,
ARE TRIED FOR USUAL
In recorder’s court Tuesday
morning tgn defendants faced
Judge Henry McDiarmid on a
variety of charges. One of them
was freed when the state took a
nol pros for lack of evidence a-
John F. Hyatt, white transient
got 60 days suspended on pay
ment of $50 and the court costs
for driving drunk.
William J. Shaw, white, got 30
days suspended on payment of
the costs for being, drunk and dis
Nathaniel MoCall, colored, en
tered a plea of not guilty of driv
ing drunk but was found guilty
as charged. Sentence was 60 days
picture-last week but it was,to be susended on payment of
not obtained in time. the costs. He appealed the judg
ment to superior court.
Henry L. Myrover
F. C. Howell, 58,
Dies In Charlotte
North Carolina Education Asso
ciation was a visitor to tbi^ local
unit last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Yelton of
Raleigh were the week end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Barnes..
Mr. Yelton is the executive seo^
retary of the Teachers and State
Employees Retirement Commis
The McFarland school is having
its commencement exercises this
afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.
Dr. Murray, Dr. Matheson, Dr.
O’Briant, Mrs. Ernest Campbell,
Mrs. Flora Alice Crowder and
Miss Retha Howell hel^ the pre
school clinic May 5, at the Raeford
Graded school. 48 children were
examined and vaccinated in pre
paration for school next year.
During the early part of the morn
ing the parents who were members
of the PTA served punch and
cookies to the children.
Memorial Exercise Tomorrow
...Dr. Tucker Graham of Red
Springs will address the high
sch/5bK students and sixth and
grade stl^ents in the
high schbql auditorium at a Con
federate, ]\^morial Day exercise
sponsofed by\he Daughters of the
Cpmederacy. exercises will
DC held at 10:39 o’clock Friday
morning, May 9. 9^e public is
Hoke High News
“Betty’s Last Bet”, a( farcAcom-
edy in three acts was presented
byi members of 'the' senior jclass
Friday evening. May 2 in the high
school auditorium to a large and
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F. C. Howell, brother of J. D.
Howell, Mrs. Milton Campbell and
Mrs. John Buoyer of Raeford,
died suddenly at his home in
Charlotte Tuesday morning. He
was about 58 years of age.
Funeral services were planned
for three o’clock yesterday after
noon at the First Baptist church
In addition to those' mentioned
above Mr. Howell is survived by
his widow, three other brothers,
and John of Charlotte, and one
sister, Mrs George Ayash of Wil
AMERICAN LEGION TO
MEET NEXT TUESDAY
Commander J. H. Blue of the
Ellis Williamson American legion
Post number 20 here announced
this week that there would be a
meeting of the post at the armory
next Tuesday night. May 13, at
7:00 p. m.
He urged all members to attend
the meeting as the post will e-
lect its officers for the next year
at that time.
LETTER FROM A GERMAN
While Mrs. D. P. Andrews was
serving as Gray mother at Hos-
ital No. 2, Fort Bragg during the
recent war, one of her patients
was a German prisoner, who was
very sick. Mrs. Andrews was kind
to him and did all she possibly
could to make him comfortable
and aid in his recovery. When he
was some better he asked for her
address. She gave it to'him, never
expecting to see or hear from him
again. Last week she received a
short but very neat letter from
him, all in German. Presumably
it',.was a note of gratitude for her
kindness but he did not send a-
long an interpreter so its contents
remain a secret until Mrs. An
drews finds some one who under
stands German to read it for her.
The letter was sent from Munich,
Henry L. Myrover, 67, former
resident of Raeford, died in Fay
etteville Tuesday morning after
an illness of 10 days. He was sec
retary to the late Edwin Smith,
prominent attorney here, for sev
eral years immediately preceding
Mr. Smith’s death in 1929 and
for about a year thereafter re
mained in the law firm with N.
He was also fpr,, several years
court stenographer for this 9th
judicial district and he had pre
viously been a White House ste
nographer during the term of
President William Howard Taft.
He was born i| Fayetteville
August 31, 1880. He was veteran
of World War I and was wounded
\^hile assaulting the Hindenburg
line with the ,119th infantry of
the 30th division;
He is survived by his mother,
three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were tentative
ly set for 5:00 p. m. today from
the home, DeVane street, in Fay^
Zack Gillespie, colored, -pleaded
guilty of giving a bad check. He
had to pay the check and the
George F. Stephens, white sold
ier, paid the costs for violating
the prohibition laws.
James Lewis, colored, pleaded
guilty of stealing ^some^igarettes
from the Raeford Hotel, where he
works. He got -30 days to be su
spended on payment of a fine
of $5 and the court costs and on
cradition of good. 4>ehav.ior for , 2
McIntyre McKinnon and Rus
sell McKeithan, both colored, were
charged with being drunk and
fighting and assault. Both got 30
days to be suspended on payment
of the costs.
Sam McRae, colored, paid the
costs for violating the prohibi
Charlie McDonald, colored man,
of Little River township was char
ged with carnal knowledge. The
state took a nol pros and the pro
secuting witness had to pay the
BY D. SCOTT POOLE
Stalin is now playing good
neighbor to all the world, saying
“Me. too. f^lloys.’’
The churches of America are
not doing their duty toward pre
venting Sabbath desecration,-
Sound does not travel asrit used
to, it seems. We heard the trains
blow on the Coastline every day.
We could hear men squalling
to their horses all up and down
Drowning Creek mornings.
Courts used to have a deputy
sheriff as court cryer. He stood
at a window and called jurors
and witnesses, and when they
did not answer, he called them
out. That means they wq,uld be
fined for not obeying a court
Horse traders used to come in
singles and droves both to Car
thage and Troy, and they usually
stayed a week.
Col Frank Simmons had money,
and he would discount the notes
.and mortgages traders took in
lieu of money pay, about 74 cents
on the dollar for them, collecting
face value, with 8 per .cent in
terest, and h'ei collected.
a mortgage on 200 acres of pine-
woods land he cared little for.
He thought this left his new mule
clear. But Col. Simmons traded
for that mortgage and the Colo
nel for the mule and the land.
The Colonel inherited $4,000
from his fater’s estate, and he
left $71,000 in U. S. Bonds; He
lived as well as the town of Troy
Jim McAuley died younger,
and left $300,000 in U. S. bonds
and a good deal of personal and
real property. He' was a merchnt
of Mount Gilead.
DARK HORSE APPEARS;
ALMOST PULLS COUP
In a rather curious town e-
lection here Monday in which
the ballot box was opened be
fore the polls closed and in
which write-in votes were not
counted on the first count all
names on the ticket were de
clared elected by the town reg
istrars and judges of election
in a certificate amended yester
Only 43 voters bothered to
go to the polls on Monday. In
the count Monday afternoon
they were declared to have
voted as follows: For Mayor
W, L. Poole received 34 votes;
For town commissioners Mil-
ton Campbell got 38, Alfred
Cole 42, ' Clarence Lytch 38,
John K. McNftill 43 and A. V.
Sanders 20. Write-in votes
were not counted at this time.
Yesterday morning following
receipt of a letter from A. D.
Gore, attorney, attesting the!
validity of write-in votes, the
registrar, J. A. McQueen and
the judges, G. W. Cox and Me-
Laurin Clark, met and reopen- ■
ed the ballot box for*the pur- |
pose of counting write-in votes.
Following this count they add
ed 17 votes for J. M. McDuf
fie to their certificate of May
5. McDuffie’s name was not
on the tic^t and as the count
now staif^sfl^^iivps not elected.
According' to State election
laws, horwever, the town coun
cil must canvass the votes and
totkl all unused and spoiled
ballots in addition to those used
and otherwise ascertain that
the election was conducted in
the manMr laid down in the
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FOURTH SHOTGUN DEATH OF
YEAR OCCURS SATURDAY NIGHT
Roscoe Smjtii, Negro, Killed
Near Five Points; James
L. Roper Under Bond
Roscoe Smith, negro, died instantly at about nine o'clock
last Saturday night after getting a load from a 12-guage shot
gun in the back of the head ..from about 15 feet. His .death
PIN A I Q -QPPAVCD i fourth homicide in
art AKER! the county this year, and the
The affair took place zt the
home of Jam.es L. Roper, negro,
on the farm of R. L. Cha.mbers-
near the Five Points crossroads
I about nine miles from Raeford
j in Quewhiffle township. A coro
ner’s inquest was held Sunday
Shown above is The Hon
orable Charles B.' Deane of
from the Eighth North Caro
lina district, who has accepted
an invitation to deliver the
commencement address to the
graduating class at Hoke Coun
Tufn#-ef^ SKiv^al ? l\Jr. Deane
Times 'And Survives
Last Saturday morning at about
1.1:30 o’clock C. E. Wilson, white
man of near Raeford was travell
ing south on N. C. 211 about 5
miles from Raeford, probably at
a high rate .of speed, when his
car turned over four times or
more and was to a large degree
demolished. He was alone in the
vehicle at the time and no other
vehicles or persons were involved.
Wilson was thrown clear of the
vehicle, a 1940 Ford coach, and
suffered cuts and bruises wlych
caused him to be kept in a Fay
etteville hospital until the next
The accident was investigated
by the State Highway Patrol. Wil
son was charged with cardess ,and
reckless driving and driving un
der the influence of liquor.
the evening of Monday, Mav
Urged To Stick
To Acreage Quotas
By Mrs. A. A. Meinnis.
Rev. E. B. Booker and P. C.
English of Rockfish, Rev. J. M.
Gibbs and son, James; of Dunn
T. D. Potter, Chairmiato, Hoke
County Agricultural Conservation
Association committee, today
cautioned all tobacco growers in
Hoke County against overplant
ing their farm acreage allot.rents
“Growers who harvest any' ac
reage of tobacco in 1947 in ex.
cess of their farm acreage allot
ments are subject to marketing
quota penalties and will not be
eligible for full participation in
Government price support loans."
Mr. Potter stated.
and bond for Roper, who appar
ently did the shooting, was set at
$500. Bond was posted and he was
1 freed pending action of the next
' Grand jury.
::: I The evidence as heard 'oy -rhe
coroner's jury was to the effect
I that Smith, a half-brother of Ro-
; per’s wife, had oeen living in the
' Roper home since the first of the
year. On Saturday- night 'ne and
Roper had both apparently been
, drinking and the evidence -was
that Smith took issue with Roper
over some instructions t.he latter
was giving his childretj to get to
sleep. This issue grew into an
argument that resulted in S ritb
drawing a knife on Roper. T'ne
knife was knocked from his hand
by his half sister, however, and
no harm was done at that time.
The two men continued to argue,,
apparently, _a.^dl50me thirty oi-
forty -minutes later the shooting
took place in the yard. The gun
used was a !2-guage single-bar
reled shotgun and the load en
tered. Smith's 'nead from behind .
causing instant death.
After the shooting the evidence
was that Roper took his gun and
went to the hom.c of R. L. Cha-
bers, his landlord. He to!^'
about the affair and they
to Montrose and called the sher-
if fw'ho went there and brought
Roper to jail.
Smith’s parents live in the vi
cinity of Faison. N. C., and accord
ing to Roper's wife have been
notified. Up to yesterday they
had not appeared to take any ac
tion about the body, which was
still at McDiarmid Funeral home
Growers who plant within their
farm acreage allotments can mar
ket all tobacco without penalties
and are eligible for full Govern
ment price support loans, Mr.
A mechanical cotton chopping
demonstration will be. held at the
In connection with price sup-' W. T. Covington Farm on Tues-
port loanSj Mr. Potter emphasiz- May 13, at 2:09 P. M. A two-
ed that any acreage harvested in ^ row tractor drawn chopper will
excess of the farm acreage al- be used as well as a one-row horse
lot.rent will make all the tobac- drawn chopper. Farmers will be
CO produced within the allotted' particular interested in seeing
left Monday morning for St.'
Louis, Mo. where they went ineligible for I these pieces of equipment in op-
attend the Southern Baptist con- ’
vention May 7-11.
i any price support loans. “This' eration.
year there will l)e no acreage This may prove to be one fac-
The Rockfish Grange observed tolerances in establishing loan el- tor in producing cotton more ec-
church Sunday by attending in a* contrasted with the onomically. The Covington Farm
I think I knew some million-! body the preaching service at
aires in this part of the^Old Nor-j
th State who owned more than
1946 tolerance of the lesser of 's located 2 miles south of Rae-
Tabernacle curch. The Worthy .^^ree-tenths acre of 5 percent of ford.
Master F. ,P. Johnson was sick
a million dollars but they said
nothing about it themselves, and
the world did .not reply.
the allotment. Any
Income taxes have about, pre
vented, the accumulating of even
much less than million dollar es
On April 30th, 1875 there came
the biggest hailstorm I ever saw.
I The hailstones were, about
size of hull walnuts and covered
A farmer of Montgomery swap
ped an old mule one spring court
for a younger one and promised
$100 to boot’and gave, he said,
the ground to a depth of five to
six inches, but'heavey rain follow
ed and melted and washed it in
to low places.
I am not waving the bloody
shirt but I am clearing my father
and neighbors of being rebels.
and could not attend. Some of in excess o( far™ allot-, Several farmers have already
the membeis could not be there however small, will dis- ii'^bicatkl t’ney will go bn tour to
for vanoL.s reasons, still it was Beltsville. Md. June 24-27. This
a very impiesshe service and subject them to mar- be an unusual opportunity
Grange hopes to observe this i.^,,^g penalties."
day every year with all its of- q_
fleers and members present.
to see first-hand some of the
things the U. S. Depart.ment of
Agriculture is doing . to improve
Mr. and Mis. L. D. Long of Red NE^\ LN(»INL ON A. & ^R. farming conditions. Tra.nsporta-
Springs visited Mrs. Long's# mot- ' for the
■ tion for the four day trio wjU
her, Mrs. X. J: Ritter last Friday A tiew General Motors Diesel cost $8.75. This amount s'nould b6
night. They attended the senior locomotive made its appearance deposited '.vhen makiim reserva-
play at Raeford. yesterda.v' on ..the .Aberdeen and tions. See the County '’Agent for
Mrs. D. P. .Andrews is on the Rockfish railroad. The engine de-|niore information. ' !!
sick list again. She has been ,hav- velopes . 150Q horsepov\er and is
ing §ome trouble caused by a the latest model being produced'
throat infection. i by the Electrpmotive division of
The trillion-and-half cigarette*
Mr. and Mrs. Willie “McKeithan i General Motors. Its cost to the
made in this country in the past
of Fayetteville visited Mr. and i railroad, according to Henry Blu
5 years, would, if placed end to
Mrs. r^eill McKeithan and family vice-president and secretary.'
I end, girdle the earth about 2,100
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was ir. the
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a lot of cigaietteii.