The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLU no. 3
THURSDAY, JUNE 19,1947
RAEFORD, N. C.
92.00 PER VEAB
A BLAZE, started by static elec
tricity or spontaneous combustion
broke out -in the feed warehouse
of the Upchuch Milling company
here about midnight Tuesday. The
fire department turned out and
extinguished it. Loss was esti
mated at about 20 bags of peanut
skins ^sed in feed manufacture.
LUCKY was Cecil Teal, local res
ident who works for the Fayette
ville Observer, when he was able
to walk arway from' the wreck of
a 1941 Ford which he is said to
have been driving alone when it
was demolished on the ^ Lumber
BfidgeiRoad early Sunday. He
was unhurt and the car was prac
tically a total loss, although cover
ed by insurance. He is said to have
gone to sleep at the wheel.
Hot Water Vs.
Knife; Water Wins
FATHER INDICTS SON
THEN PAYS COURT
COSTS FOR HIM
BUTANE GAS will be used in a
demonstration of a tobacco barn
curing system by Roger Hall of
the Southeastern Butane Co., of
Lumber Bridge, at the Hoke-Ro-
beson county line on the Raeford-
Lumber Bridge road Saturday
and on several succeeding Satur
days. Roger says the system is
completely new, having been used
to cure a barn of tobacco for the
first time' in Georgia two weeks
ago. He says it cures a barn of
tobacco quicker, with less exjense
and with complete safety, as well
as insuring better grades.
FIRST COTTON BLOOM we have
seen was brought in yesterday by
J. K. Mumford, colored farmer
who grew it on his place near
LEAVING THE BANK of Rae-
ford on July 1 is 'W. A. McDonald,
. cSshier, who stat^'^-that" about
two weeks later he will open the
Industrial Loan and Finance Co.
here. This company was incorp
orated last week by McDonald, C.
L. Thomas and J. L. McNeill.
NEW MACHINERY costing about
$40,000 was installed last week
at the White-Tex mill here, ac
cording to M. T. Poovey, super
intendent. The new machinery
will enable the mill to make fin
er yarn than heretofore, he said.
He also said that, although all yarn
on hand had been sold, no infer-'
mation had been received from
the owner as to when the mill
would start operation agan.
POOR SUPPORT was given by
Raeford people to the square dance
held at the. armory last Friday
night for the benefit of'the Rae
"ford baseball club. Although there
was a vfair crowd present, a large
majority were from elsewhere in
the county. 'We ought to be a-
A FINE SERMON was delivered
to the men of the Presbyterian
church at their meeting Tuesday
night by Supt. Clyde Erwin of
the State Department of Public
Instruction, according"" to many
In recorder’s court Tuesday
morning J. Herbert McArthur,
colored, entered a plea of guilty'
before Judge Henry McDiarmid'
to the charge of assaulting Aline
Thomas, colored, with a deadly
weapon, to wit, a knife. Sentence
was 60 days to be suspended on
payment of the costs.
in another case Aline Thomas
was found guilty of assaulting J.
Herbert McArthur with a deadly
weapon, to wit, a pot of scalding
water. The prosecuting witness
wasC2>laHly scalded. The defendant
waS sentenced to serve one year
in jail. She appealed the judg
ment to superior court ami bond
was set at $300. She is still in jail.
Clarence A Garrison, white
man of Fayetteville, wa charged
with driving drunk and paid $50
and the court costs.
(Richard MdPhatter, Jr., was
rged with assaulting his fat-
He was found guilty and his
falser paid the costs.
(Buddy Barrett, colored was
found not guilty of assaulting
Flora McDougald and she was
found not guilty of trespassing on
his property, .inasmuch as the
property involved was not his.
Donald Shaw, colored, was
charged with and found guilty of
stealing a pistol, carrying a con
cealed weapon (same pistol) and
assault with a deadly weapon
(same pistol) in three cases. Sen
tence was 90 days to be suspended
on payment of and the costs
and good Uehavior for two years.
Receives $152 In
Week; Now $593
Airport To Be
Dedicated At Maxton
Maxton, — Rep. J. Bayard
Clark and former Governor J.
iMelville Broughton will be prin
cipal speakers at the air show
and dedication ’ program of the
Laurinburg-Maxton Airport sche
duled for July 4.
A breakfast for visiting pilots
will be held at 9 a. m. on the day
of the program, followed by light
airplane races at 19 o’clock. Re
creation activities will consume
the remainder of the moirning.
C. A. Hasty will be master of
ceremonies for the formal phase
of the afternoon program to be
addressed by Rep Clark and Brou
ghton. Another phase of this pro
gram will be the presentation of
the deed to the airport.
WILL FRANK WRIGHT, whose
leg was a.r,putated«as a result of
.injuries received in actioni at
Brest, France, is the new cashier
at McLauchlin Co. and is situated
in a booth at the junction of the
grocery and hardware depart
ments at the rear.
JOHN MURDOCK McDUFFIE
was a guest in the home of Mr^
and Mrs, J. A. McGoogan on
Tuesday evening. McDuffie, • ap-r
parently seeking publicity, asked
that this be published. We obliged.
H. M. MEEKS was approved by
the town board Monday Aij^t and
was employed as^ policeman. He
went to work on Tuesday,^ The
town now hstST three policemen
working instead 6f two.
TO RALEIGH YESTERDAY went
Ryan McBryde and’Harry Greene
to,get Greene swoni in as mem
ber of the newly-appointed 'state
An' Army P-80 demonstration
will launch the air show starting
at 2:40. Navy and Marine pilots
will offer a simulated attack on
the airport. ^ Ralph Greenwood
will stunt an Army Pt. 17, -and
Bevo Howard will do acrobatics
in a clip-wing cub. Other events
are also .scheduled.
'Twenty-two contributions total
ling $152 were received for the
summer recreation program this
week, bringing the total received
to $593.25 of the goal of $800. One
of these contributions was $37.50
left over from some money raised
last summer for improving the
Other contributors this wee|jf^
Dr. Julius Jordan 5.00
D. J. Campbell I.OO
Hoke Drug Co. „ 5.00
Smith’s Radio Serv 2.00
C. P. Kinlaw 10.00
N. B. Sinclair .... 2.00
Mrs. Howard McAnulty 1.00
N. McL. McDiarmid 1.00
Raeford Furn. Co 10.00
Dr. A. L. O’Bfiaht 5.00
Hotel Raeford 10.00
Belk-Hensdale Co 10.00
W. P. Phillips 5.00
Archie McGoogan 50
Hotel Barber Shop _ 10.00
James Currie 1.00
Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Gatlin, Sr 10.00
Dr. R. A. Matheson 5.00
Bank of Raeford 10.00
R.. B. Lewis 10.00
Doug. McLeod 6.00
New York Yankees
Tryout Camp Here
Friday & Saturday
The New York YSnkees, Amer
ican League Baseball Club of New
York, will hold a tryout camp at
Armory Parfchi*re tomorrow and
REVIVAL AT FIVE POINTS
'Plans are being completed for
the beginning of a revival meet
ing as Community Chapel, at Five
Points, next Sunday afternoon at
three o’clock. The Community
Chapel is near the home of Mr.
R. L. Chambers, and has been
provided for use by Mr. Chambers
and the conr.'munity.
Saturday for the^ purpose of sign
ing up young playets for their
The sessions will start at 10:00
o’clock each morning and will be
under the supervision of, Yankee
scouts Harry Hesse, Taylor San
ford and Frank Novasel. All boys
in this section between the ages
of 16 and 21 who think they can
play baseball are eligible and are
invited to attend and display their
’’All boys attending must bring
their gloves, shoe| and whatever
uniform they use, and there will
'be no cost to any. Players showing
the required ability will be given
a chance to enter professional
IS FIFTH PASTOR
NEGRO HELD WITHOUT BOND
FOR SHOOTING WIFE FRIDAY
Players now with the Yankees
who jWere discovered in tryout
oamp include Phil Rizzuto, short
stop, Don Johnson, freshman pit
ching ace, and Karl Drews, re
Rev. William Bailey Heyward
was installed pastor of Raeford’s
First Presbyterian church during
the morning service last Sunday
by a commission of Fayetteville
Presbytery’s commission was
composed of Rev. William B. Gas
ton, pastor of Shiloh Presbyterian
church in the county, chairman.
Rev. J. W. Mann, pastor of Anti
och Presbyterian church in the
Uses l^otgun On
Wife’s FaAer h
Front Of Judge
MORAL: MAKE YOUR
. DAUGHTER FtX
The folloVing account of a
shooting that happened at a house
on Judge Henry McDiarmid’s
place last Friday morning was re-
, T T, • /plated yesterday by Sheriff D. H.
county. Rev. Roscoe L. Princejli^ .
pastor of the Community church
FUNGAL MONDAY FOR
MRS. J. C. STEADMAN
Funlliral services were conduct
ed Mots^ay at three p. m. at the
People’s Tabernacle here for Mrs.
James C. Stedman who die^..at
9:30 a. m'. Saturday in a Fayette
ville hospital while giving birth
to a son. ■■ 0
The son survives with her hus
band, one other son, her mother,
2 sisters, and one brother.
Long years ago, as I plowed I
noticed a mockingbird on a dead
pine tree singing loudly, and oc
casionally it dived and flew away
with som.ething in its mouth for
I love wildlife, those fowls and
animals' which inhabit the forests
and sing and play to their heart’s
content. Why kill the little things
which do no harm, but contribute
to the world’s charm?
Eighteen eggs all the same size
in a pretty nest in the old field
sedge, and two birds which ex
pected to raise the number to
twentl-two fly away in alarm
while I prepare for a feast on bird
eggs. Monster that I am!
Mrs. I. H. Shankle has present
ed the book, “Why They Behaved
Like Russians,” by John Fischer,
to Hoke County Library in mem
ory of Mrs. J. R. Ham.pton.
The summer neacting Club has
gotten off to a good start with a
number of members reading. A
great number of new books are
being placed on the shelves and
the boys and girls are urged to
come in and join.
Among the large number .qf mewr
bookk beipg receivf^. In tli^ lib
rary are the folld\vi:dg‘ titled:
Non-fiction: Three Came Home,
Keith; 'The Boston Rod Sox, Lieb;
A Surgeon’s Domain, Bernheim;
The Quiz Kids, Hickok.
Fiction: On Some Pair Morn
ing, Hutter; Duteimer Street,-CoIt
lins; The Quarry, Walker; Thwe
was a Time, Caldwell; The House
on thCsPark, Worttiinitott. •
If you learned the Multiplicat
ion Table when you were young,
you may know it now. We used
to be required to memorize it up
to the 12th line. I learned it when
I was twelve, and I believe I could
tell you the answer, up to the line
of twelve any hour of the day or
I knew some young men who
were not deligent in their school
days, an'3~^hen they grew up
their deficiencies were manifest.
Were you to fence a field and
leave out one panel of fence, your
stock would be running at large
soon after you turned them in.
Reason: Something ommitted.
There were Christians enough
who were praying for the cause
of Freedom' and Human Rights
to bring about victory for the
Allies, and they know that “Not
by Might, nor by Power, but by
My Spirit, sayeth the Lord of
Hosts”, was this victory won.
The Bible teaches that the un
believing, wicked and faithless
are as “stubble, waste”, and among
those who have no hope are drun
kards,—and the United States of
America and Moore County are in
the drankard making business.
, Twice I attended services at
Old Bethesda church. As I bave
mentioned, from Friday till Sun
day afternoon during a week of
in September, 1872. Father hitch
ed his team to his wagon, and
two of my aunt Rays, Kate and
Annie, my brother and mpself ac
companied father to Bethesda and
Presbsrtery, and to J. M. John
son’s scupernong grape vines.
A young man told me a few
days ago that not many people
believed the Bible. I think he is
wrong in that, but I am saying
here that the Bible-feligion-is
the hope of the world and laws
tbe. basis ofi.all law and carder,,
and those accept and follow
its i^idance' hre the only depen
The State Magazine mentioned
in its columns that 1818 , was
known as “The Cold Year”. His
tory mentions that fact. The News
aind Observer'^ ^fHow North Car-
oUha Grew” has a statement a-
bout that year.
The late Rev. John M. Rose, a
native of Fayetteville, preached
his trial sermon on Friday morn
ing of that we6k. The church
was full, an^ a number were un
able to get into''the church. I sat
in the “gallery.”
in Pinehurst, Ryan McBryde, el
der in the Bethel Presbyterian
church, and Edgar Hall, elder in
the Raeford church.
Rev. Mr. Gaston presided. The
sermon was preached by Rev.
Mr. Prince, who spoke of how
all things testify to the awareness
of Christ. The newly installed
minister recea'v|ed his ch^ge
from Rev. Mr. ^nn, and the con
gregation was charged by Mr.
McBryde, who asked thfe congre
gation for full support of the new
pastor,.! particularly in attendance
and in prayer.'The scripture was
read by Mr. Hall, who also made
the" installation prayer.
Rev. Mr. Heyward, in this ser
vice, became the fifth regularly
installed minister of the Raeford
church. He succeeds Rev. Harry
K. Holland who left the church
in January to become pastor of
the First Presbyterian church in
'Marietta, Ga. Other pastors who
hijvie- served tlis Cburch were
Rev. L. A. McLaurin, first regu
larly installed pastor, Rev. W. C.
Brown, and Rev. W. M. Fairley,
A. B. C. Stores In
Three Bethunes, Dr. Colin,. Jack-
son and Mack,'with their wives,
were at Bethesda. Mr'. Malcome
Blue, the father of the Mesdames
(Bethune, had died a short time
before and they were in ‘*Mourn-
ing”. Some were “recent weds”
I was'told. r .
: 'Presbyteiy used to. zneet oa
Tuesday evening and the .retiring
moderator would preach a ser
mon. Large crowds attended the
Mexican Village, by Jpsephina
(Niggli, won the Mayfioiwer medal,
for the beat book w^tten in Nor
th Carolina ia 1946.
Charoltte,— Historically dry
Mecklenburg county, whose resi
dents haven’t legally bought any
liquor within its 'borders since
state prohibition was adopted in
1908, will now have legal liquor.
In one of the hottest campaigns
within the mem'ory of local resi
dents, the prohibition stronghold
voted by an unofficial majority
of more than 3,500 votes Saturday
to have ABC (state liquor) stores.
It was the first time in the his
tory of the state liquor control
program that.a western North Car
olina county had voted to estab
lish the stores.
The total unofficial vote from
the 64 boxes was: For, 16,377;
agalnit, 8(Mne 19,000 ballots
were cast in 1937, the only other
“^ime the county voted on the
As in the"'last election, the vot
ing found the dry sentixent in the
rural areas, where the prohibition
forces carried almost every box.
However, their majority cbuld
not match the strong “pro” senti
ment in the city of Charlotte.
The Allied Church League,
which declared liquof was a mor
al question and should be elimi
nated, provided chief opposition
to the stores.
The Committee for the Establish-
m.ent of ABC stores, a group of
400 men and women, said the is
sue was whether Charlotte should
have legal or illegal liquor.
CURRIE FARM IS SCENE
OF FATALITY LATE
It seems that A. B, Phair, col
ored, came to his home in Cum
berland county last Thursday af
ternoon with intentions of going
out that evening. He was some
what upset, apparently, to find
that his wife had not repaired the
shirt he was planning to wear
and a sizable altercation between
Phair and his wife developed on
One thing led to another and.
the next morning Phair’s wife
took a bus for the home of her
foster-father, K. P. Pigatt, near
Raeford. Phair also started for
Pigatt’s home in his car with their
six children. He got there before
his wife did and after a time a
discussion of the custody of the
chldren developed. Phair is re
ported to have .said that the law
gave four of them' to him and two
to his wife.
The windup of the discussion
is that Phair is in jail on charges
of having shot Pigatt in .the shoul
der ‘ with Tiis "sfiiot^n. Pigatt was
in a hospital until Monday. Pre
liminary hearing is set for re
corder’s court next Tuesday morn
Judge McDiarmid, in the pro
cess of inspecting his farm, is
said to have been sitting in his
car in Pigatt’s yard when the
firing commenced. ,
FUNERAL RITES FOR
ROBT. P. ROACH, JR.
At an inq:|est last Saturday
into the death of Nubertha Ham
ilton, 24, a coroner's jury and Act
ing Coroner Jim Arch McQueen
found that the deceased had died
by the hand of her husband, Ro
bert Lee Hamilton, and ordered
him held without privilege of bond
for the action of the county grand
jury at the next term of superior
It appeared from evidence at
the inquest that Robert Lee Ha.m-
ilton and his wife Nubertha had
left their home on Roland Currie’s
farm about six ■ .miles south of^
Raeford at about dark last
night. They had gone to
home of a friend where Robert
practiced with a quartet.
Several other persons were pre
sent, apparently, and toward the
end of the evening Nubertha left
the home where the singing was
going on. After a while her hus
band also left and went on home.
On arrival there he tailed to find
his wife and inquired of Hosie
Purcell and wife, who lived with
him, if she had come in.
On hearing their answer that
she had not it is said that he got
his shotgun and shells and left.
He apparently went about 14-
'mile to Willie McPhaul’s home,
because he inquired for his wife
there and was told s’a?„ had gone
home. Hamilton then returned
According^ to Purcell an.-;; h.i3,‘sr
door to their room arid Hamilton
caught her by the arm and slung
her away from him and shot her
Death was instantaneous.
No' statem.ent or motive appear-*
ed in the investigation, although
one of the investigating officers
did say that HamilPsn told him
he was not carrying fhe gun- be
cause he was afraid of his wife
but of whom she might be with.
Funeral services for Robert P.
Roach, Jr., 20 of Lumber Bridge,
were conducted from the chapel
of the Red Springs Funeral Home
Monday moring at 11 o’clock by
the Rev. Paul Deaton, pastor of
the Lumber Bridge Baptist church.
Interment was in Alloway ceme
(Mr. Roach died in Scotland Me
morial hospital Saturday night af
ter a short illness. He is survived
by his father, R. P. Roach of Lum
ber Bridge; two brothers, Dan C
Roach of Maxton, and Bobby
Roach of the home; five sistera,
Mrs. Leonard McBryde of Aber
deen, Mrs. Mary. Ellis of Fayette
ville, Mrs. H. C. Patterson of Dur
ham, and Peggy Ann and Betty
Jean of the home.
PEACH BELT LEAGUE
Laurinbutg here yesterday by the
■core of 4-3.
The Vacation Bible School at
Antioch; Presbyterian church was
brought to a closg^y the presen
tation of a program of Scripture,
resume of 'the work in each de
partment, and presentation of at
tendance certificates, on Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock.
There were 121 persons enroll
ed including 11 adult workers as
follows; Mrs. 'W. C. Hodgin and
Miss Sarah MdKJenttie, wviking
with Beginners; Mrs. Julian Bur
roughs, Mrs. William McMillan,
and Miss Bonnie McLauchlin with
the primary group; Mrs. Archie
Howard and Mrs. James Md)oft-
ald with the Juniors; Mrs. D. B.
'McFadyen and Mrs. J. W. Mann
wffth the Jnte^nediBto; Mias
Christine Hodgin, leader of mu
sic, and the pastor, J. W. Manm
Another group of adults took
.( Ooktinuea esi 4 >
The 4-H Club boys and girls
have just completed a successful
camp at Camp Millstone. Classes
were held each day in handicraft
swimming, recreation, and 4-H
Organization. William Hales, of
the Wayside community, received
a certificate of achievement for
having made the best set of book-
ends in the handicraft class. This
was quite an honor for having
the best -set of the 85 members
Superior camper awards were
given to Milton Glisson, Leroy
Freeman, and Bobby McBryde.
The 4-H Short Course will be
held at State College in Raleigh
the week of August 18. Hoke
Co'jnty will be, allowed to . send
si.x 4-H Club boys to this event.
Boll -weevils have emerged' in
larger riumbers this year than for.
several years. The crop is_, some
later than usual and wUl, there
fore, be subject to severe daoa'-
age by weeviL In sixteen
Counties, the coimt on the
plots through June 14 ape as fol
lows: 1947, 875; I(N6, 172; 1945,
479; 19M, 126; 1943, 429; 1942,
S10; ^ .;^> 925;. and 1940, 34. In
the weevil count
1946 was 122, and for 1947, 780
The Hoke Oil and Fertilizer Co.
of Raeford will furnish Benzeofi.
Hexac^oride dust at 25 cents per
pound to Hoke County tatrtmi
for dusting cotton to control
viL They have saeuied tha
vkas of an airplaxM to dust eodloa
Coatittued oa paga 4 J