' By K. A. MacDonald
Baccalaureate Sermon At
11:15 A. M. Next Sundaiy
The Hoke High commencement
sermon will be preached next
Sunday, May 18, at 11:15 a. m.
by Rev. Heyward at th^request
of Rev. J. D. Whisnant, pastor of
Ten (^ses Tried
Tuesday A. M.
ALLEGED OPERATORS OF
STILL DEMAND JURY;
TO GET ONE
Shelton and James Faulk, col
ored m.en of Little River town-
the Raeford Baptist diurch. All'ship who appeared before Judge a single. Thei,
the churches in Raeford are giv- Henry McDiarmid Tuesday morn
ing up their regular morning ser
vices, So that the members may
worship with the seniors at their
baccalaureate exercises. We hope
that eveiyone will attend. Spec
ial music by the glee club is be
ing prepared. We are sure every
one will enjoy the service and at
the same time we will honor our
The Hoke County Edco club
met at the High School building
Wednesday evening with good
attendanOe. A discussion of
school needs was held.
The Mildouson operetta will be
givenf' tonight at 8:00 o’clock'. The
public is cordially invited. The
teachers and pupils have done a
lot of work in preparing the op
eretta and it will be well worth
seeing. Be sure and go.
The Rockfish operetta' will be
given tomorrow evening at 8 o’
clock in the school auditorium.
The operetta “Sunny of Sunny-
side” is of a musical nature and
will be well worth seeing. Pupils
and teachers have been working
hard and a splendid show is as
sured. The public is cordially in
vited. ^ ,
Seventh grade promotion days
will be held on next Thursday,
May 22, in the high school audi
torium at 10 o’clock a. m. Supt.
C. Reid Ross of the Harnett Coun
ty schools will be guest speaker.
'The valedictory address will be
given by Sarah Jane Cole of the
Raeford-^raded school, who made
the highest score on the 7th grade
tests. The salutatory addresses
will be made by Joan Sinclair
of the Ashemont school and Bet
ty Jane Asheburn of the Raeford
Graded school, who made identical
scores in winning second place.
Chief marshal will be C. J. Ben
ner, Jr. of the Raeford Graded
School who made the highest 6th
grade score dn the county. The
school Tnarshals areri' Marylin
Lewis of Ashemont who made
high score in her school; Gretchen
nine, Mildouson; Bobby Williams
of Raeford GradefU. and Ellen
Kate Koonce of Rockfish.
Parents and friends are cordial
ly invited to this exercise.
ing for trial on charges of having
been the operators of a whiskey
still, denianded trial by jury
through their attorney, H. W. B.
Whitley. Judge McDiarmid or
dered the case held for the next
term of Superior court to save
the county the trouble and ex
pense of a jury trial in Record-
Hoke High Defeats
Stedman Here, 6-4
The Hoke county high school
baseball team ran their winning
streak to five successive games
here Tuesday afternoon ' when
they defeated the Stedman high
•The visitors drew first blood
in the encounter when they push
ed, a tally across in the first in
ning on a double, a sacrifice and
i^lead was short
lived, however, when the home
team came back in their half of
the same inning to garner four
runs on four hits and one error.
Poole tripled, McKeithan doubled
and Freeman and McNeill got
After gaining the lead the lo
cals were never headed. They
picked up one each in the third
and fifth to bring their score to
‘Johnnie Melvin, colored, was' six. The best the Stedmamboys
found not guilty of the larceny | could do was to score one each
Mr?:. Davis’ sixth grade will
preseri a musical “Grandmother’s
Dream” Thursday afternoon at
1:15.' The- pupils are planning to
spend the money .taken in for a^
bench lor the. Bird Sanctuary, i tain Retreat association of
of some tools from L. R. Irion.
Earl T. Johnson, white man of
Fayetteville, paid the costs for
careless and reckless driving.
Randall L. Baker, Jr., white
man of Godwin, paid the costs
^sse Bethea, colored, got 60
days for being drunk and disor
derly and assault with a deadly
weapon. Sentence was suspended
on payment of the costs and two
years good behavior.
Leroy Morrison and Roy Lee
McLauchlin, both colored, were
each charged with carrying a con
cealed. weapon and assault with
a deadly weapon. The state ac
cepted Morrison’s plea of guilty
of only the former charge and
sentence was one year suspended
on payment of $50 and the costs
and good behavior for two years.
McLauchlin entered a plea of guil
ty on both counts and sentence
was the same except for the fact
that he will have to pay the hos
pital bill of Moses Smith when
he gets out of the jiospital.
C. E. Wilson, white man of South
Carolina, got 90 days suspended
on payment of the costs for care
less and reckless driving and driv
ing under the influence of liquor.
Marvin Jones, colored man
charged with larceny, pleaded
guilty of receiving stolpn goods.
He got 30 days suspended on pay
ment of the costs and had to re
turn the watch to Alfonso John
in the fourth, fifth, and sixth
At bat McKeithan was outstan
ding, getting three in five trips.
McNeill got two for four.
NO CAMP FOR LOCAL
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT
KARL G. TiUDSQN TO
SPEAK TO CHURCH MEN
(Neill A. McDonald, president of
the Men’s club of the Raeford
Prebyterian church, announced
this week that Karl G. Hudson,
operator of theHudson-Belk store
in Raleigh and prominent lay
worker of the First Presbyterian
church there, would address the
Men’s club of the, church at thier
regular monthly meeting at the.
church next Tuesday night May
Battery A, the local National
Guard unit which was federally
recog’nized by the War Department
on March 10, will not go on the
usual fifteen-day encamipmdnt
this summer, an announcement
this week by General J. Van B.
Metts, Adjutant General of Nor
th Carolina said.
$680,000 Loan Is
Local REA Co-op
WILL ADD 387 MILES,
AND 1594 NEW
Hugh A. McKay
In making the annouincement
General Metts stated that no
units of the Guard in the State
would go to camp this summer
due to the fact that units have not
yet had tim.e to enlist up to their
allotted strengths and that all
weapons and equipment have not
Rep. C. B. Deane of the Eighth
Congressional District announced
last week that the REA Head
quarters in Washington had app
roved a $680,000 loan to the
Lumbee River Electric Member
ship Corporation of Raeford, N. C.
The purpose of this loan is to
enable the Corporation to extend
its power lines by 387 miles to
serve 1,594 additional rural con
sumers in Hoke, Scotland, Robe
son and Cumberland Counties.
This is the sixth loan extended to
The cooperative has just com
pleted energizing IT.i miles of
rural line in the last 30 days,
which gives the local cooperative
over 800 miles of rural line, now
serving over 2600 members. Jhis
additional allocation will increase
the cooperative’s capital to $1,-
The cooperative has just let
contract for 125 more miles of
line in the central part of Robe
son county. It is hoped that this
additional mileage will be com
pleted within the next 90 days.
D. J. Dalton, manager, states
that the new line and system
improvements will be constructed
just as soon as materials are made
The local cooperative is man
aged by a Board of Directors e-
lected by the members. Mr. C. A.
Alford of Rowland president of
the board; Mr. C. L. Ballance of
St. Pauls, vice-president; Mr. J.
R. Caddell of Maxton, treasur^er;
and Mrs. Lucy Smith of Raeford,
Funeral services will be con
ducted at Antioch Presbyterian
church at three-thirty o’clock this
afternoon for Hugh A. McKay,
76 year-old retired m-erchant who
died early yesterday after a short
illness. Mr. McKay was living in
the home of his nephew, N. A.
Maxwell, about three miles south
of Raeford at the time of his death.
The service will be conducted
by Rev. J. W. Mann, pastor of
the Antioch church. Interment
will follow in the cemetery at
He is survived by one sister,
Mrs. J. M. Maxwell of Raeford.
PEACH BELT PLAY BEGINS
HERE NEXT WEDNESDAY
Sunday For Mrs.
J. W. Currie
TO PLAY LAURINBLUG
AT THREE P. M.
Use Red Cross
Money In Texas
BY D. SCOTT POOLF
Nothing can make an uglier
blow than a diesel engine, unless
it is a mule’s pa. Those things
roar and keep at it.
The licensed liquor sellers and
the bootleggers are in the same
business for the same thing—^to
The advocates of legal liquor
are not fair in their arguments:
To legalize liquor does not stop
bootlegging. JuSt search the court
dockets in any wet county. ,
Mr. Hudson^is a member of the ^
board of trus.tees of the Moun-
I advised the farmers to sow
wheat last fall instead of plant
ing cotton. There is more clear
money in wheat,' corn or oats than
in growing cotton since farmers
cannot get it picked.
Green peas are selling for 30
cents a pound, green beans sell
recenl’iy started by the garden club! church as well, as of committees
I two pounds for 35 cents, tomatoes
The. adrrnssion will be 10c
MRS. ISABELLA MONROE
IS BURIED AT GALATIA
Mrs. Isabella McKay Lindsay
Monroe, 86, widow of Jeff D.
Monroe, died Thursday afternoon
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
■John McMillan in Wade.
She was the daughter of Archi
bald and Flora Lindsay Monroe
of the Longstreet section and was
member of the Longstreet
church until its dissolution..
Surviving are two sons, John
Monroe of Leslie, Ga., Rev Doug-
ald Monroe of Chathaftt': Va.; six
daughteTS, Mrs. McMillan, Mj's.
J. D. McKellar of Red Springs,
Mrs. H C. Newton of Parkton,
Mrs. Leroy Hamilton, Mrs. Fred
Town.send, Mgs. Neill Meinnis of
’.Fayetteville; 34 grandchildren
and 15 ^reat-grandchildren. I
Funeral’ services ’■were conduct
ed Saturday at Galatia Presby
terian church. ''■* '
of the North Carolina Synod.
FORMER RAEFORD MAN
DIES IN VIRGINIA
John David, formerly of Rae
ford, died Sunday, May 4, at hi/
home near Richmond, Virginia,
after several months of critical
He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Mary McDuffie of
Raeford, four children, Jack of
Richmond, and Mamie, Martha
and Charles of the hpire and sev
eral brothers and sisters. '
Both air and water in this sec
tion are as pure and sweet as
,can be found in any part, of the
I have had the idea that labor
and capital can never prevent
strikes, and labor troubles until
they settle on a basis of percent
age. Both capital and labor are
essential to the existence of each
HONOR WAR DEAD
For the baccalaureate sermon
next Sunday, May 18, the stage
of the Hoke county high school
auditorium' will be decorated by
the njembers of the American
Legion; auxiliary in merrory of
the Hoke County boys wW made
sacrifice for their
35 cent.s a pound.
ground by the roadside 23 miles
from the pursuer’s home. He
walked up and shot him, wound
ing him fatally and the wounded
man called for water. The en
raged owner of the horse took a
rail off the fence and finished
him. I was at that man’s bedside
the night before he' died on his
bed in his home, and in his de
lirum he called for “water, wa
ter”, and 1 would offer him wa
ter but he would not take a drop.
That was the only man, and I
have seen many die, who did not
die rejoicing telling their rela
tives not to grieve for them.
There are two other mineral
springs, the water almost like
that from Jackson Springs three
and four miles from Jackson
■ Hoke County Red Cross chap-1
ter-contributed dollars are being
put to work in explosion-shatter
ed Texas City in a rehabilitation
program which is expected to
continue for months and to cost
several hundred thousand dollars.
Disaster relief such as that now
being given at Texas City has A-
1 priority in expenditure of Red
Cross funds, according to Dr. R.
L. Murray, Hoke County chapter
„ “The Hoke County Chapter has
contributed from annual fund cam
paign collections its full - share
toward meeting needs of the ex
plosion victims,” he pointed out.
“A portion^.ofy6ie money raised
by the Hoke County Chapter this
year was sent to the National Red
Cross and earmarked for diaster
From chapter-contributed funds.
Dr. Murray jsaid,. the Nfficnal
Red Cross made an initial apt-
propriatioii of $250,000 for the
Texas City job, and also $25'0,000
for relief of victims of tornadoes
which swept 'Woodward, Okla.
and the Texas Panhandle region
a week before the Texas City ho
locaust. Since these appropria
tions were made, an additional
$250,000 has been appropriated
for Texas City and Olkahoma-
Texas tornado relief jobs.
“At Texas City,” Dr. Murray
pointed out, “the emergency may
soon be over, but for the Red
Cross the biggest job, that of
guiding and supporting the dis
aster-stricken families in their
difficult road back to economic
and physical recovery,^ has just
Funeral service was conducted
at her home here last Sunday
for Mrs. J. W*. Currie, who died |
at a Charlotte hosipital at M:30J
o’clock Friday morning after a
long and painful illness. j
Mrs. Currie was Miss Ruth Gor- ^
don of Chatham, Virginia, before
her marriage to the late Mr.
Currie, who passed away in 1935.
She had been a member of the
Raeford Presbyterian church for
about 30 years. She forrerlv
taught in the schools here and at
Antioch. She was acti\'e in church
work and in USO work for the
service men and women' during
She first became dl in October
of last year. She was a patient
at the Charlotte hospital for six
weeks in February and March,
and again in April and May for|
six weeks. She had been there'
six weeks when the end came.
The funeral was conducted by
Rev. W. B. Heyward, pastor of the
Raeford Presbyterian church, as
sisted by Rev W. B. Gaston, pas
tor of the Bethel and Shiloh
Presbyterian churches and son of
a former pastor of Mrs. Currie.
Burial followed in the Raeford
Surviving are: one son, James
Gordon; one daughter, Ellen
two sisters. Miss Florence Gor
don of Raeford and Mrs. John C.
Kilgore of Greenville, S. C.
The Raeford entry in the Peach
Belt semipro baseball league will
meet Laurinburg here ne.xt Wed
nesday afternoon at three o’clock
on the league’s opening day.
Teams in the league are Raeford,
Hamlet, Laurinburg, Southern
Pines, .'Aberdeen and Bennettsville.
Each team will play 30 games, 15
of which will be at hom.e. At the
end of the regular schedule the
be used to determine the leag'ue
The Raeford ‘earn has been
working out far several weeks
under the playing management
of Bill Upchurch and Jaybird
McLeod and. according to obser-
\-ers, is beginning to look like a
A partial roster of the squad
is as follows: Neill Senter, Clyde
Gore, Jack Campbell, Sgt. Mc-
Cully, Clyde Upchurch, Jr. Julius
Jordan, Scott Poole, Red Scar
borough, Buck Lassiter, Johnnie
Campbell, J. C. McKenzie, Robert
Currie, Sgt^. Free, J. D. McNeill,
Most games will be f)layed on
Wednesdays and Saturdays with
several being scheduled for Mon
days. Makeup ganaes will be
played on Mondays. Home games
on the schedule are as follows;
May 21, 26, 31, June 2. 11, 18. 25.
July 2, 4, 12, 16, 26. August 2, 6,
Supreme Forest Woodmen Cir
cle State Convention was held |
in Battery Park Hotel, Ashe-i
By A. S. Knowles
CHURCH EMPLOYS NEW
'One dry summer, when Drown
ing Creek was very* low, I was
walking down the creekbank
with my gun trying to shoot fish.
I did not kill a single fish but I
killed several moccasins of the
Yes, I have seen cold days in
late spring, even frosts, but we
grew crops. One year in the early
settlement of America, there was
so much cold that little was
made, but only the northern sec
tions were settled—the best sec
tion—the South, was not settled
by white folks at that time -1585.
A soldier stole’ a man’s horse
the spring of the surrender and
rode off toward the south. The
man walked in pursuit. He found
the soldier resting, lying on the
The day is not distant when
America’s greatest need will be
’TIMBER. I do not see how we
could get, along with- out news
papers but timber is being used
for wood pulp that will be, and is
NOW needed for building and
In the 1860’s all we had was
homemade. We platted straw for
hats after supper a while. I could
plat five straws better. I was pnly
7 years old at the Surrender, bqt
I riajd platted straws for a hat or
two before that.
If you. had told your neighbor
that he would be without kind
ling in a few years, he would
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The Raeford Presbyterian church
announced this week that Miss
Alice Walker, member of the
Senior class at Flora Macdonald
college, had accepted the position
of director of music and young
peoi^ife’s work in the church,. Miss
Walker will begin work in July 1.
Her major s'eudies at Flora Mac
donald have been music and Bible.
Miss Walker will succeed Mrs.
A. K. Stevens Jr., formerly Miss
Rachel Hassell, who was recent
„A peanut weeder dr section har-
ville, N. C. May 2-4. Mrs. Law-! row can be one of the biggest
rence Conoly and Mrs. Dan Camp-1 labor saving pieces of equipment
bell attended as delegates from' "when put to proper use. Not only
Raefoxd. There were approximate- j osn they be used for smoothing
ly 300 members present for the Ibe soil after plowing or disking
opening .T.eeting to be welcomed and breaking clods, but they can
to Asheville by Rev. Perry Crou- j be used in working small cotton
ch. Pastor of the First Baptist j and corn to destroy grass and
church,Asheville. Greetings were weeds. These pieces of equipment
extended by N. T. Newberry,
State Manager of Woodmen of
the World Insurance Society 2md
Lula W. Dulmse, State Manager
of Woodmen’s Circle in South
Carolina. A response was made
by the National Treasurer of the
Woodmen Circle, Ethel Holiway
The second day was used for
reports of State Officers and a
can be used two to three times
and sometimes more in cultiva
ting cotton, corn, soybeans, and
certain other crops. The job must
be started when grass and weeds
The mechanical cotton chopper
that was tried out on the Coving
ton Farm seems to have done a
good job. The two-row chopper
Memorial Service for all deceas- I designed to be used on fields
ed members. i planted with tractor equipir.ent
On Saturday night a banquet,'''■'’bare the width of row is uni-
\vas held in the Blue Room, of,^^!’^’'" has adjustments to take
t.he Battery Park Hotel with care,of other conditions such as
Judge Barrington T. Hill'of Wad- bepth and length of stroke. ■
esboro as toast.r user. Hon. D. E. '
Henderson, LL S. District Attor-' On Friday, May 23, Hoke Coun-
ney, was guest speaker. Enter- ty farmers will make g tour of the
HOLD MASONIC SERVICE
AT METHODIST CHURCH
Rev A. D. Leon Gray, superin
tendent of O.xford orphanage,
Oxford, N. C., will conduct a Ma
sonic service at the Raeford Meth
odist church on Sunday evening,
June 1, at 8:00 o’clock. Masons
will attend in a body and the pub
lic is cordially invited.
:air.:rent was furrushed by Bo'o- Coker’si Pedigreed Seed Co. Farm.
bie Alexander‘ and Forest Wood at Hartsville, S. C. ■
of the Hyatt School of Dancing.’ The World'War II Veterans
.‘\fter the banquet' the Adult ■ taking .•\gricultural training under'
Ritualistic 'Work was demonstra- the supervision of ,W. P. Phillips,^
ted by State Officers assisted by j Vocational Teacher, plan to
the Hendersonville and Thomas-1 and will meet at the High Sclj>ol
ville Drill Teams. i in Raeford at 8:00 .A. M. and will
A "May Breakfast” was , enjoy- leave promptly for Hartsville.
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^0 ’ studying the vast sui'all grain
BAND CONCERT SUNDAY i breeding program bf this comp-
! any are asked to meet at the High
The Hoke County High School-School at 8:00 A. M; or at the
Band will present a concert at the
Approximately 25 Boy Scouts
of the Raeford troop attended the
Camporee of the Western dis
trict of the Cape Fear area which
was'held in Laurel Hill last Fri
day, Saturday and Sunday. Hin
ton McPhaul. Israel Mann, Dr.
R. L. Murray and Joe Gulledge
had supper with the boys there
Saturday evening after which they
enjoyed a prograrh of stunts
staged by the different Scout
Hoke County courthouse next
Sunday, May 18, at 4:0'0 p. m. un
der the direction of William O.
Melvin, teacher of band at the
high school. - • '
The band will give a varied;'
program including the following
selections: march' “Vanguard,”
overture “William Tell,” waltz
“Playground,” ‘^march “Forward,”
a sdcred selection “Celestial
Echoes,”’ organ melody “Reverie,”
march “Honor Band,” and the
Coker's Pedigreed Seed Co.
Hartsville at 10:00 A. M.
Robert R. Coker, vice-president'
of the ix),mpany. reports a good
small ghain crop. Breeding work
can be observed on wheat, oats,
barley, and rye.
The corn bill bug is busy in in
fested corn fields and has been
for several days. Damage has been
observed and reported Iby farmers
for the past two weeks. It appears
that the most effective oaetliod of
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