VOLUME XLH NO. 2
THURSDAY, JUNE 12,1947
RAEFORD, N. C.
S2.00 PER TEAR
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By A. S. Knowles
Tobacco horn worms are report
ed to be doing considerable dam
age to the newly set tobacco plants
Worm' eggs were laid by the moth
in the tobacco plant bed. The to-
-bacco should be dusted with a
mixture of hydrated lime and ar
senate of lead or cryolite, or a
spray made by adding 6 pounds of
cryolite or arsenate of lead to
50 gallons of water. C^olite is
now being recommended by the
Experiment Station as the res
idue from this material is not
harmful to the tobacco chewer
as in the case of Arsenate of lead.
'Rotenone, when properly applied
to snap beans and butter beans,
will control the Mexican bean
beetle. Use percent if possible,
if impossible to get it use .75 per
cent liberally. For the control of
cowpea curculio,, use^'cryolite dust.
The corn ear worm can be con
trolled when eating the bud of
corn by putting ' a pinch of meal
and arsenate of lead or cryolite
friTxture in the bud of affected
corn. Mix one pound with one
peck of corn meal.
To prevent com ear worm dam
age to ears, put a drop of mineral
oil on base of corn silk just as it
begins to turn brown, This will
prevent the small worm from
eating his way to the corn.
Sixteen 4-H Club boys wil at
tend Millstone 4-H Camp June
13-17. Classes will be taught on
handicraft, recreation, 4-H Or
ganization, and swimming. The
Miss Beulah McLean'
Miss Beulah McLean died sud
denly at her home here last Sun
day afternoon. She had not been
in good health for some time but
death was unexpected. She had
been a resident of Raeford all
Miss McLean was a daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mc
Lean. Her Parents were pioneers
of this section and one of the old
est families in Raeford. She was
born in thre home in which she
died and in which she had spent
her whole life.
After graduating from the Rae
ford High School she attended
ECTC at Greenville and later
taught' for several years in the
State Public Schools. She gave
up her work as a teacher to stay at
home with her fast aging parents.
She kept the , family home open
for the brothers and sisters who
had moved away to other towns.
She joined the Presbyterian
Church when a young girl and
'had been an active member and
For the past several years her
health had not been good.
Senator Smith (R-NJ) said this
week that a pending bill to au
thorize $300,'000,000 a year in
federal school aid to states would
help stem the trend of teachers
into better paying jobs..
iSmith is a member of the sen
ate 'public welfare\subcommittee
which approved the measure call-
Funeral services were conduct
ed from the home Tuesday morn
ing at 10 o’clock by Re.v. W. B.
Heyward and . Rev. McQuieen
pastor of the Presbyterian church,
of Clinton, N. C. Interment wa^
in Raeford cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: A. C.
Keith, Raymond McLean, Hubert
McLean, John Dunk McNeill,*' W.
P. Baker, Archie McKeithan, John
McKay Blue, and Dave Hodgin.
Surviving are three sisters.
: Mrs. N. J. Covington JKate) of
schedule will ’ permt development Charlotte, Mrs. S. R
of the mind as well as the hands.
Appropriate evening programs are
planned which will, include a
' short vesper program.
Hoke County 4-H Club mvem-
bers will be joined by other boys
and girls from Scotland and Lee
Counties. 4-H Club boys going
from Hoke County are: Sydney
Lovett, John Balfour, Louis Brock
J. C. Tew, Rayvon Sides, Leroy
Freeman, Mawyer Calloway, Bob
by McBryde, Hubert Hine, John
ny McPhaul, Milton Glisson, D.
B. Parker, Franklin Hawks, Char
les E. Grooms, and William Hales.
Alex Norton will attend as a lead
er and assist with the various
(Maude) of Suffolk, Va and Mrs.
A. Moffitt (Lizzie) of Port
Gibson, Miss; Two brothers, W
T. McLean of Clinton and J. C.
of Raeford. Mrs. Moffitt was un
able to come to the funeral but
all the other brothers and sisters
The Sears, Roebuck, and Co. of
Fayetteville, will sponsor a 4-H
club chain in Hoke County.^Five
4-(H Club boys will receive gifts
about July I. Boys who .will re
ceive pigs are: Thomas McFadyen,
'William Hales, J. C. Tew, J. W.
Caddell, and Harold Currie.
The Hoke County Farm' Bureau
will sponsor a series of meetings
to acquaint farmers with the e-
ferendum to be held July 12. This
referendqm has to do with a vote
by tobacco growers to det^mine
whether they want to assess them
selves 10 cents per acre of to
bacco allotment in each of the
next three yea]^ to carry on the
work of Tobacco Associates, Inc.
This organization will help find
new markets for flue-cured to
bacco. J. B. Hudson is president
of this organization and E. Y.
Floyd is secretary.
Meetings tyill be held as fol
lows: Wayside in community
building June 17 at 8:00 P. M.;
Bockfish in community building
June 18 at 8:00 P. n/t.; Stonewall
in Mildouson school house June
20 at 8:00 P. M.; Allendale in
community building June 23 at
8:00 P. M.; Antioch in commun
ity building June 24 at 2:00 P. M.;
Blue Springs in community buil
ding Jime 25 at 8:00 P. M.; Rae
ford in • Courthouse June 26 at
8:00 P. M.; Quewhiffle in Mont
rose ' community building June
27 at 8:00 P. M.; and Little-River
in community building June 30
at 8:00 P. M.
’ A county-wide meeting will fol
low the community meeting on
July. _ .
J. M. McPherson
James Murray McPherson, 75,
member of a prominent Cumber
land county family, died last
Thursday night at his home on
the Fort Bragg road in Seventy-
First township after a short illness.
He was a“ son of the late Cap
tain John A. McPherson and Mrs.
Sallie .McNeill MdPherson and a
lifelong resident of Cuir.'berland
He is survived by three sisters,
Mrs. George McNeill and Mrs. R.
B. Evans of Fayetteville and Mrs.
Clarence Lytch of Raeford; by
two brothers, Frank McPherson
of Montgomery, Ala, and Layton
W. McPherson of Columbus, Ga.;
and by several ni^es and ne
Funeral services were conduct
ed Saturday afternoon ' at 3:30
o’clock at the^ McPherson church
by the Rev. J. -F. Menius. Burial
was in the McPherson church
iMr. McPherson was an elder
of the McPherson church.
Two Men For
ELEVEN OTHERS PAY
COSTS; ONE FOUND
ing for a minimum grant of $5
for’ each school, age child.
“More and more teachers are
leaving their profession because
salaries in many states are so in
adequate,” Smith said, “and all
the evidence shows that the num
ber taking training for teaching
is getting smaller all the time for
the same reason.
“The time has co^e when the
federal government should take a
hand in reversing this deplorable
Senator Ives (RtNY), also a
member of the subcommittee, a-
greed with Smith that the pro
posed federal aid program would
make it possible to increase teach
“But it won’t by any means
solve the teacher shoriiage prob
lem,” Ives said. “The bill just
doesn’t provide enough money to
In announcing appr^al of the
measure by the sqbrbmmittee.
Chairman Aiken (R-Vt) told re
porters there is“no question” that
the full rommittee will okay the
Aiken predicted that the legis
lation will com.e up for action in
the senate next month, and added:
“I think there is a good chance
of getting it through.”
But even if it does pas.s the sen
ate, chances are dim that the
house will follow suit this year.
A ouse public welfare subcom
mittee has taften no action on sim
ilar legislation, and the house
leadership reportedly has issued
orders to kill any bill the group
may send to the full committee.
The senate subcommittee voted
6 to 1 for its bill.
In recorc^er’s court Tuesday
morning a total of fourteen de
fendants faced Judge Henry Mc-
Diarmid on various charges. One
of these, Weldon Baldwin, color
ed man charged with assaulting
Charlie Bryant with a deadly
weapon, was found not guilty.
Sam Worthington, colored oran
ge dealer from Florida, was found
guilty of driving under the in
fluence of alcoholic beverages.
Sentence was 60 days to be su
spended on payment of the costs
and a fine of $50.
Frank Campbell, colored, was
found guilty of driving drunk and
with improper equipment. Senten
ce was 60 days suspended on pay
ment of $50 and the costs.
John Allerf Cunningham, color
ed, paid the'costs for assault.
Annie Lee Blue, colored, paid
the costs for the larceny of a
dollar by trick. She also returned
'Paul Van Camp, white, and
James H. Vinson, colored, each
paid the costs for speeding.
Advil Scott, whit^e, paid the
costs for being di$nk and dis
orderly and violati|g, the prohi
bition laws. • 5
Ed Hollingsworth,') colored, paid
the costs for violating the prohi
On Wednesday night of last
week the local American Legion
post held its monthly meeting in
the Kiwanis hall and enjoyed a
barbecue supper. 28 members
At the election which followed
the meal Clyde/Upchurch, Jr.,
was elected post commander for
the coming year, succeeding J. H.
Blue. Julius Jordan,'Mohn D. Mc
Neill and Richard E. Neeley were
elected vipe-cjommanders. T. B.
John W. V^lker
About Oak Ridge
Lester, Jr., was elected adjutant.
There was a discussion of the
drive to buy lights for the ball
park and various methods of rais
ing the necessary money were
discussed. This discussion was led
by R. B. Lewis, chairman of the
committee for the light fund.
Andrew Quick,* David Baldwin,
Ed Johnson, and Ethel Campbell,
all cplored, each tbe costs'
for being, drunk 'and disorderly.
Dud^ McGoogaln, colored, got
6 months suspended on payment
of the costs and a $75. hospital
bill for assaulting Thi^rmond
Clark with a deadly we"
Clay Aw Lilly was elected dele
gate from the post to the State
convention at Carolina Beach
June 14-17. The post has. 118 paid-
up members at the present time.
John W. Walker, Raeford man
\i’ho has been working on the
governmwent’s project at Oak Ridge,
Tennessee, since its ' beginning
several years ago and who now
is at home on vacation, was the
speaker at the regular meeting
of the Raeford Kiwanis club last
Mr. Walker’s talk was very in
teresting and gave his audience
an insight into a much-talked'-of
but little-known-about place, al
though he did not explain just
NINE NAMED ON BOARD
Raleigh, June 111 Goveriior
Cherry appointed yesterday a
nine-.me.T.ber North Carolina
wildlife resources co.mmhsslioli
which, by direction of the 1947
legislature, will succeed the di
vision of gam.e and inland fisher-
how atomic bombs are ma’de. He
said thot it was a town of some! commission ■'.vill hold its
90,GOO persons and that is was meeting here June 13, but
constructed during the war where gover lor said he would leave
there had been no. town before, ^'^tirely to that group the task of
Receives $41 In
Week; Now $441
The drive for funds to finance
the summer recreation program
sponsored by tUp PTA, Home De
monstration and Worhan’s clubs
here this summer did better this
week than last. Seven contribu
tions addin* up to $41 were re
ceived bringing the iJotal received
to $441.25- of the $800' goal.
Those- contributing this week
TN C. Scarbqrouf^y:",^^.i^:. $10.00
Carl Freeman 5.00
John McGoogan 5.00
Mrs. W. M. Thomas 3.00
J. H. Blue 10.00
Arabia H. D. Club 3.00
Wayside H. D. Club 5.00
Seven rpore Raeford and Hoke
County men enlisted in Battery
“A”, local National Guard unit,
in the past week, bringing the
total strength of the outfit to 84
enlisted men. The unit has four
This strength makes the Hoke
county battery the largest in
North Carolina^ postwar National
Guard, which has 24 active units
at the present time, including the
Red Springs unit which was ac
tivated Tuesday night with a
strength of 30 enlisted men and
PREACHING EARLIER AT
SHILOH NEXT SUNDAY
SQUARE DANCE AND
SHOW FOR BALL
At the request of Rev. W. B.
Gaston the .attention of all mem
bers of the congregaton of Shiloh
Pre^yterian church is called to
the fact , that the regular morn
ing worship service will be held
at the church at 9:4'5 a. m. hexf
Sunday instead of at ll:O0 a. m.
as usual. Sunday school will be
held at 11:00 o’clock. The change
was made due to the fact that
Mr. Gastcm is on the commission
which will install ' Rev. W. B.
Heyward as pastor of the Rae-
fdrd Presbyterian church at* the
11:00 a. m. service there. This, in
formation was received to Idte
The square dance and ^show
sponsored by the Raeford Base
ball club of the Peach Belt Lear
gue will be held tomorrow night
and will feature the music epd
antics, of Gurfley Thomas and his
“HiU Billy Pals.” The show wUl
began,at the high school at 8:14
and will be followed by a square
dance at the armory about nine
Brown* Hendrix will not hold
his regular square dance at Ara
bia tomorrow- night because of
the dance at' the armory.
TO HOLD REVIVAL AT
'ASHLEY HEIGHTS CHURCH
to appear on the church page.
A series of revival services
will be conducted at the Ashley
Heights Baptist church, next week
by Rev. J. Bruce Ousley of Cross
Plains, Tenn. The sermon will
be preached on Sunday night by
Rev. C. W. 'Wirth of Aberdeen and
on the succeeding nights of the
week by Mir. Ousley. Evening
services will start at eight o’clock
BY D. SCOTT POOLE
About this time of the year in
1892 Maxton challenged Lumber-
ton for a game of baseball. Lum-
berton won 54 to 4,' playing in
I got as good a haircut and
shave for a quarter as I ever got
at any price. Barbers were skill
ed artisans then.
Wallace does not mention the
unsatisfactory features of Russi
an government. When they do
not work, or, when they think
they are justified in complaining
they get killed pr. are made slaves.
If Henry Wallace were a sub
ject '6f the Russian government
an)d he criticized Stalin as he does
Truman, he would hit his dirt.
Recently a fellow wrote an ac
count of a ball game in The State
(Magazine: They played only one
inning, and the score was 143 to
47 in favor of the visitors. Some
Lumberton put down two arte
sian wells, one on tHb courthouse
lot and the other in a gulley in
the northern side of the city.
There were good flows from both
and the water was cool and sweet,
'but the doctors said it contained
bacteria, or something, and they
were pulled out of the ground. A-
way went $2,000.
the day they were bought.
I knew two colored men who
could make 10 miles an hour on
foot. They did it frequently.
Bim, Andy and Uncle Wonder
ful are not all the Gumps by a
I suppose everyone has his own
notion as to what an education
means, and I suppose further
that we can all go ahead and get
that which suits us. Accurate
knowledge and useful information
are my desire.
About fifty years ago a half
dozen boys in Fayetteville owned
mastiffs, the largest dogs in this
country. But those dogs got to
meeting at night and going out
and killiiig sows and the dogs
had to be killed.
It is huckeberry time, and we
may have tiie best pie known be
fore long. I am surprised this
fruit shrub has never been cul
A citizen of Rabford complains
that the right shoe of the last four
pairs he has bought has been no
good at all, while the left shoe
is about as good as they were
One Sunday afternoon two of
our neighbors heard dogs running
and from the way they ran they
suspet^ed they wdre running
sheep. They took guns and went
up into the woods and found them
after a sheepf They shot a dog
each, one’s gun made a “long
fire” and he only -yimunded the
dog. But those were ours and
Bruces’ sheep and Bruce our
nearest neighbor. The dogs had
killed fifteen or twenty sheep and
torn and wounded as many mote.
We saved the wool. .
Success in life is very much
retarded and hindered by the bad
conduct of others. If all were to
do right, and never, wrong, this
world would be a much happier
place to live in.
No business can be efficiently
and profitably operated without
the keeping of accurate records.
making it completely modern
He said that most of the people
who worked there until the atom
ic bomb was used in the war did
not know .what the purpose of
their labor was, and that mater
ials of various kinds kept com
ing into the plant and nothing
going out. He hazarded a guess
that the bombs made there might
have left in briefcases or parcel
post-sized packages. ■
Miss Elsie Upchurch rendered
severe! vocal selections which
were much enjoyed. She was ac
companied by her mother, Mrs.
Clyde Upchurch, at the piano. ^
The program was presented b}^
J. B. Thomas.
selecting its chairman and'direc
tor. The salary of the director
will be fixed by the governor and
council of state. Other m.embers
will be paid on a per diem basis.
Members, by districts, starting
with the first, are Joseph R. Win
slow of Bobersonville, Thomas J.
White of Kinston, S. B. Coley of
Raleigh, Harry A. Greene of Rae
ford, Frank T. .Erwin of Diyham,
D. K. Sing of Charlotte, R. Floyd
Crouse of Sparta, George tV. Kes-
,see of Gastonia and Dan M. Furr
of Asheville. Term.s of the first
three expire in January, 1949, of ’
the second three in January, 1951,
and of the last three in January,
. Crouse will have to'resign from
the board of conservation and de
velopment when he takes his new
Game protectors Chadwick, Bos
tick, McCohnap^ghey and McLean
dif Cttmberlaii4^r‘’SC'^ahd, Robe
son and Hoke spent Saturday
night down on the Upchurch pond*
Governor Cherry said that' new
quarters would be found for the
comm.ission, whereas- the division
^ of game and inland fisheries is on
I the same floor wih C. and D.
All of the appointees are mem-
on the Cumberland-Hoke line, North Carouna Wild-
bout 3 a. m. Sunday morning .they, federation, statewide organi
apprehended J. L. Lee 6f Hokei
ation of outdc-ors.men who spon-
and Frank Edwards of Cumber-1
: Winslow and Greene were direct
ly recommended for the com.mJs-
sion by President ?. PI. Gravely
land netting fish and using troti.
lines baited }vith wprmis.
Monday morning these men
appeared before IMrs. Barrington
and paid fines in the amount of
twenty five dollars each, costs of
eight dollars and their nets, boat
and fish confiscated. -
Expect High Prices
For Tobacco Crop
Myrtle Beach, S. C. — President
Fred S. Royster and other officials
of the Bright Belt Warrfiouse as
sociation predicted here that pri
ces for the 1947 flue-cured tobac
co crop would continue high but
that the current crop would be
the most expensive ever produced.
Royster, from Henderson, N. C.,
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CLYDE ERWIN TO SPEAK
TO PRESBYTERIAN MEN
Clyde A. Erwin, North Carolina
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion will speak to the Men of the
PresbjrtCTian church at their re
gular nWthly supper and meet
ing in the basement of the church
next Tuesday night. Neill A. Me
Donald, president of the men’s
club, says that the church base
ment is about the coolest place in
town and urges members not to
let the heat keep them away.
David W. McDuffie
Is Buried Monday
David W. McDuffie, 63-year old
Cumberland county .man, died at
his home near Fayetteville Sat
He was the son of the late Al
exander and Margaret McDuffie
and is survived by one brother,
B. F. McDuffie of Raeford.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at Philippi Presbyterian church
in Hoke county at 11 a. m. Mon
day by Rey. W. B. Heyward, pas
tor of the Raeford Presbyterian
church. Burial was in the church
PARKER SAYS CROPS
NOT HURT SO BAD
REVIVAL TO BEGIN
SUNDAY AT PARKER’S
The annual revival meeting
will begin at Parker’s Sunday at
12;15, and will run through Fri
day night with serves each
night at 8:00 o’ckxdc.
BASEBALL CLUB HAS
BAD WEEK; LOSES TWICE
The Raeford Peach Belt base
ball club lost its winning way in
the past week, losing both games
played. They lost to Southern
Pines in one-sided game there
Saturday, 15—6, and to Hamlet
here yesterday, 8—6. The team
now has six victories against
Raleigh, June 1>1, NMth Caro
lina crops have not yet suffKed
greatly from the currrat hot, dry
spell, but they may he damaged
severely unless rain emnes soon,
Frank Parker of the agriculture
estimating service sadd today.
Parker said the hot weather has
retarded growth dl some crops
but “a rain anytime within the
next week would cause a remeric-
The tobacco crop except in a few
spotted areas; ^n’t suffering yet,
Parker ^d, and com and cotton
ciraps have shown great improve
No contributions to the Amer-
lean Zitgion’s ball parir Ughtini
fund were reported this
The fund now stands at
Gordms B. Rowland, formerly
with the Beal Estate Division of '
the 'W’ar Departm«it, announces
that he has resumed the practice
of laiw in Raeford, with his new
office located upstairs (Room 10)
in the Bank of Raeford Building.