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News- Journal
The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Jouraal
By The Editor
ALL TEEN-AGE boys and girls
of the county are invited to a
square dance to be held at the
high school gymnasium tonight.
A good string band has been se
cured and the-affair will last fromi
7:45 to 10^:30. 'The affair is under
the auspices of the Recreation
commission which is, supervising
the recreation prograai at the
high school this summer.
Three Defendants
Under Bond For
Superior Court
man from this district who made
the commencement address at the
high school h^e last month, was
sent $25 for his exposes in com
ing here. When Mr. Deane saw
in The News-Journal that money
was being raised for the recrea
tion project he sent the $25 back
to be -used in that fund. Pretty
nice gesture, we think.
REAL HARD LUCK was the lot
of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Taylor and
children (Monday morning when
a spark from the chimney set a-
fire the house in which l^iey lived
on the c Lentz farm near here
Their entire clothing and house
hold goods were completely des-
troyedv The house was a total loss
for the landlot-d also, as it was
not insured.
will be on display 'Sa^ the
showroom of the Hoke Auto com
pany here, according to Younger
Snead, manager. He says that the
new truck will have an advance
design which has as a basic con
cept the comfort of the driver
and he invites all who are inter
ested in trucks to see the showing,
OVER A HUNDRED young base
ball hopefuls were,given the once
over at Armory Park here last
Friday and Saturday by Scouts
Harry Hesse, Taylor Sanford and
Frank Novasel of the New York
Yankees, who conducted a try
out camp here ^hose two days. .
Peach Belt League lost a good
chance to take over top spot in
the league standings when they
lost to the league-leading South
ern Pines team here yesterday,
8-7. They have managed to hold
on to the second spot so far in
spite of three defeats by Southern
Pines and one by Hamlet. The
locals defeated^ the Bennettsville
team there last Saturday night
10-6. They have, won eight games
and lost four for a percentage of
JAMES C. LENTZ, who recently
finished a mortician’s course at
a Philadelphia school, has taken
over the business of the McDiar-
mid Funeral home, which he will
operate under the name of the
“James C. Lentz Mortuary.” He
has purchased the new home re
cently constructed on the Aber
deen road by W. L. Poole and will
run the business there. He plans
to install a chapel and an other
wise modern and complete fun
eral ' home. Mr. McDiarmid and
(Mr. McFadyen will continue to
be associated with 'the business.
BOLL WEEVHi are worse this
year than they have evfer been,
according to Tommie Upchurch,
who has been doing some exten
sive checking on the subject. He
predicts that if farmers don’t take
some effective action right away
they and the area will lose many
thousand dollars they would ot
herwise have coming in on the
cotton crop this jfall.
Matthew Phair, colored is
alleged to have assaulted his
father-in-law near here week be
fore last with a shotgun, waived
preliminary hearing in Record
er’s court Tuesday morning and
was held under a bond of $500
for trial in Superior court. He
posted bond.
Robert McNair, colored man,
charged with breaking and enter
ing the smokdiouse of J. C.
Thomas at Antioch and removing
some meat therefftm', also waiv
ed preliminary hearing. Bond
was set at $200.
Willie 'Thomas, colored man
who was charged with entering
the safe at the Farmer’s jjPumish-
ing company here and rjcmoving
several hundred dollars, waived
preliminary hearing and is being
held for Superior court under a
bond of $500.
William Woodell, white, pleaded
guilty of driving drunk and was
sentenced to 60 days on the roads,
sentence to be suspended on pay
ment of $50 and the- court costs
and $10 mileage to the deputy
sheriff who fetched. _b|m from
Bladen county. He got 30 da^ to
be suspended on payment s the
costs for being drunk and^ dis
Clarence Gillespie, colored, paid
the costs for driving a car with
improper equipment on it.
Willie J. Eastman, colored, was
found guilty of assaulting his
estranged wife with a knife. Sen
tence was 90 days to be suspended
on payment of $10 and the costs.
Dougald Allred, white, and John
Morgan, colored, each paid the
costs for being drunk and disor
Nurses Association
Entertains District
Distinguished Group
To Attend Dedication
Of Airport July 4
Matthew Phair, colored, who -is
mer Governor J Melville Brough
ton, Congressman J. Bayard Clark,
E. C. Hemingway, head of the
Veterans Administration in North
Carolina, Colonel H. S. Craven of
Fort Bragg, and Senator H. A.
McKinnon of'Lum.berton have ac
cepted invitations to be honor
guests of Laurinburg and Maxton
at the dedication of the airport
with a big air show on July 4th.
Other honor guests have been in
vited and their acceptance is an
ticipated soon, including many
mayors of nearby towns and cities
in North and South Carolina and
presidents of civic clubs.
The program committee has an
nounced an insurance policy giv
ing public liability coverage of
from $50 thousand to $500 thou
sand dollars and property damage
coverage of $250 thousand had
been arranged to protect the P-80
army jet planes and marine and
navy FOF planes. Arrangements
have been made for free prizes
to ticket holders and for the bar
becue dinner and for bath house
facilities for those who wish to
swim in the morning between
the light aircraft races and the
dedication ceremony and airshow
of the afternoon.
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Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower,
who led Allied armies to victory
in North Africa and Europe, will
become President of Columbia
lUniversity when he is relieved
as Chief of Staff, probably
early next year.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley, the Vet
erans Administrator, was regard
ed as Bisenhower’s likely suc
cessor in the Army’s top job.
Start SoftbalL
Play TomorroV;
Old Men Only
A softball Ifague has been or
ganized for the men of Raeford
over 30 years of age. Three games
a week will be played and the
field at Pasture Park will be used
as in years past.
The league consists of a team
from the Presbyterian, Baptist
and Methodist churches and a-
notiier. team to be called the In
dependents, Games will start at
6:00 p. m. on Monday, Wednes
day and Friday afternoons.
The first game will be tomorow
afternoon With the Methodist op
posing the Presbyterians.
Schedule for the first round is
as follows: June 27, Methodist
vs Presbyterians; July 2, Presby
terians vs Baptist; iJuIy 7, Inde
pendents vs Methodists; July 9,
Baptists vs Methodists; July 11,
Independents vs Presbyterians;
July 14, Independents vs Baptists.
Standing will be published after
each round. The league is being
sponsored by the recreation com
mission and there will be no
charge for games.
Tobacco Market
Openmgs Listed
At Meet Tuesday
Group Plans To Promote Business
Welfare Of County And Town
Next Sunday evening there
will be a Kiwanis night service
at the Presbyterian church. The
service is for all, and all Kiwan-
ians and their families are urged
to be present by Re'’, W. L. Man-
ess, chairman of the Kiwanis
committee on support of churches
The guest "minister will be Rev
erend V. E. McQueen of Hay-
mount Methodist church, Fayette-
Production of peaches in North
Carolina is indicated at 3,383,000
bushels for this year.
Poole’s Medley
The Fayetteville District No. 7
of the North Carolina State Nur
ses Association was hostess to the
graduating classes from the four
training schools-in the district at
the regular monthly meeting held
at the North Carolina Sanatorium'
Wednesday afternoon June 11th.
There were 85 members and
visitors present among them stu
dents from Baker-Thompson Me
morial Hospital, Lumberton; High-
smith Hospital, Fayetteville; Ham
let Hospital, Hamlet; and the
North Carolina Sanatorium.
After the business session i
tour of the Institution was made
for the benefit of those who had
not visited the Sanatorium before.
Then the entire group enjoyed a
picnic supper, on the lawn.
P-80 Jet Plane
At Maxton July 4
North Carolina’s production of
rye is estimate at 264,^00 bushels
for 1947, compared with 275,009
bushels produced in 1946.
Maxton, North Carolina,—The
fastest type of airoplane in the
world will be seen at the big air
show being held . in connection
with the dedication of the Laurin-
burg-Maxton Airport to the pub
lic service on July 4th. Several
P-80 jet planes from'Washington,
D. C., wUl take part in the pro
gram. One of these planes, the
P-iSOR flew 623.8 miles per hour
over a test course at Murdoc,
California on June 19, 1947, set
ting a new world’s record. It is
hoped one of the visiting planes
will be piloted by Colonel Ernest
Beverly, a graduate of Presby
terian Juuipr College in the class
of 1935 and ,4 native of Laurin
burg, N. C.
Bob Feller’s father always want
ed to play baseball but never had
the opportunity to do so. When
he was married and had a son he
started him practicing throwing
the ball at the age of five. When
'Bob was twelve he played in his
first game. After long years of
hard practice he went to the ma
jor leagues and (became one of
the fastest and best pitchers in
baseball history. Hard work and
practice has its reward.
No band of the many bands of
roibbers robbing in this country
ever did so much rascally busi
ness as the “Farmi Loan Banks”
and the Mortgage Company do
ing business in this state after
World War I.
Eight-five cents for a water
melon seems high, but that price
is low compared to some we read
I grew a watermelon once which
had but three seeds in it, and it
was the sweetest melon I ever
rememiber eating. If all melons
were like that we would soon run
out of melons. ®
mington fertilizer company weni;
out of business.
Four miles north of Troy stands
Cottonstone Mountain. A man
living near there told me the
whole mountain was worth 50
cents a bushel, that that much
gold can be panned from each
bushel of its dirt.
They had been farming on that
field for years, and in a potato
patch in that, field about 1890
someone found a gold nugget and
the owner had any one who would
pan gold in his field. Soon he had
thousands of jdollars. This is no
fish story.
But that man sold his mine to
a rich company in the North, and
they ut a man as superintendent
over the mine, and they mined,
and the miners said there was
gold just as there had been all
the time but the owners did not
get it. One man took his trunk
in his house wheq he came;
when he left it took four men to
carry the trunk-and put it up in
the buggy.
The people of the United States
are not making enough to pay the
present cost of living. The prices
of everything we use daily have
doubled and there is not any ex
cuse for it. All twenty-five cent
medicines went up to' thirty-five
cents in time of World War I and
stayed that way. Everything has
done just that again.
It was said that a fertilize
company sold Several acres of
red dirt down- near Wilmington
for $40 a ton. Later fertilizer had
to be of some value and that Wil-
A man can accumulate piles
of wealth by unjust methods, but
there’s no pleasure in such business
In fact, there is no pleasure in an
unjust, rogueish life. Sin is its
own • reward. Justice wUl 'over
take the rogue sooner or later.
We tised to have geese. Folks
wanted feather beds and they
raised geese for their feathers.
I have slept on two feather beds
where I would sink out of sight.
Ouf'hdme made shoes were not
good looking. We boys would
rather wear Brogans. They looked
better. We had leather from the
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Raleigh, June 25—IMarketihg
of the 1947 flue-cured tobacco
crop will began July 24, the same
date as last year, on the Georgia-
Florida belt. From there the au
ctioneer’s chant will move north
ward through the leaf country of
the Carolinas and 'Virginia.
A 15-man committee composed
of five buyers, five warehouse
men and five growers, represent'
ing the three (branches of the in'
dustry, yesterday set these open
ing dates for the other belts:
North-South Carolina Border—
Thursday, August 7; Eastern
(North Carolina) — Monday, Au
gust 25; Middle — Monday, Sep
tember 15; Old North Carolina-
Virginia) — Tuesday, September
23; and Virginia dark fire-cured
belt — Monday, December 8.
The committee, performing for
the first time the duties formerly
left to the Tobacco Association of
the United States, also set the
speed of sales on all markets at
400 piles an hour, and limited the
maximum weight of each pile to
250 pounds.
The Georgia-^Florida belt will
open with five selling hours daily
for each set of buyers,"the com
mittee decided. When the Eas-
^rn belt opens August 25, sales
bn the Georgia-Florida belt will
be automatically cut 40 per cent.
Border belt markets will open
with a four-hour daily sales pe
riod for each set of buyers, reduc
ing to three and a half hours
when the middle belt opens. When
the Old Belt opens, sales will be
reduced 40 per cent on Border
markets, based on the four-hour
selling time.
The Eastern belt also will op-
erate on the basis of four hours
per day selling time, but auto
matically will be curtailed to three
and a half hours with the opening
of Middle belt markets, which
will be allowed four hours of sell
ing time the first two weeks and
three and a half hours a day
A meeting of all the business, professional and other people
who are interested in' the business future of Raeford and
Hoke County is planned to take place in the courthouse here
at eight o’clock tomorrow night ,
The meeting is open to all who are in business in the county
or who are interested in any business in the county and to all
who are interested in the future of the town and county. It
is being held for the express-
Recreation Program
Is Proving Popular
The sui$mer recreation program
sponsored by the Hoke-Raeford
PTA, the Women’s Club and the
Home Demonstration clubs got
started last week under the di
rection of Coach Haywood Fair-
cloth and attendance has been
fairly good so far, according to
He says that there have been
ed purpose of organizing a
(Chamber of Commerce of Rae
ford to actively and financi
ally sponsor and furth^ the
growth and prosperity of the
town and county as an enter
A letter was mailed to many
citizens of the county this week
by the group which is calling the
meeting, although this committee
wishes it clearly understood that
all are invited whether they re
ceived a letter or not as it was
from 35 to 40 grammar school
children present at the morning! impossible that some individual
programs at the high school gym-! should not have been overlooked
nasium. They play a wide variety
of games at the morning sessions
between the hours of 9:30 and
In the aftemobn^; Coach Fair-
cloth supervises recreation at
RockfiSh creek. In spite of e
cool weather last week there were
about 50 present for swimming
there daily, he states. Children
who cannot swim are being taught
to do so by Mr. Faircloth. Among
those who have learned to swim
in mailing the letters.
The United States Chamber of
Commerce in Washington has been
cdhtacted and fuU instructions
and psnticidars ou '9ie organiza
tion and operation of a Chamber
of Comnlerce have been obtained.
These will be presented to thh
meeting Friday night for such
action as the group desires. These
include a suggested constitution
and by-laws fbr a local organi
zation, as wen as suggested fees,
so far are Bobby Leach, Doris! activities, etc.
The same sales schedule applies
to the Old belt for its first two
Weeks of' operation. After that the
committee will decide on whether
to revert Old belt markets to
three and a half hours or continue
all flue-cured markets then oper
ating on a four-hour sailes basis
Headed by Fred S. Royster of
Henderson, the committee will
serve during the coming season as
the arbiter of all controversies
arising out of the marketing reg
ulations governing speed of sales,
and sizes of piles, and will have
sole authority for declaring sales
holidays and speed-up and slow
downs in sales
Royster, at the outset of the
committee’s all-day session, em
phasized that the group’s authori
ty did not extend to action upon
a request for transfer of a mar
ket from one belt to another.
The committee also decided:
Walker, Dick McFadyen, Regie
Perkins, Jimmy Baker, Jimmy
Clory, and Tony Clark.
The teen-agers meet at the
gymnasium each evening from
7:45 to 10:30. The Attendance for
the teen-age group has been some
below that of the othArs with only
an average of 20 to 30 attending
Attendance from outside Raeford
has not been great and these
young people are invited.
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Miss Virginia Watson
Buried Yesterday
Miss Virginia Watson of Max-
ton, daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Watson, died Tuesday
morning in Duke Hospital after
a long illness.
'Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoofn at four
o’clock at Center Church, Burial
was in Watson Cemetery.
purviving are three sifters,
Mrs. Rosa McEachin of Parktbn,
Mrs. J. W. McNeilUof Red Sprigs,
Lula Watson of Maxton, and four
brothers, D. N. Watson of Day-
strom, N. P. Watson of Hoke Coun
ty, D. J. Watson of Rowland and
A. W. Watson of Gretna, Fla.
In as much as some several
thousand people make a living
in this county and all of them
would like to make a little better
living, a fairly large attendance
is expected.
Be sure to make application
for the 5-acre- cotton production
and quality contest and the 3-
acre com production contest by
July -l. The. cotton contest is be
ing conducted on county, district,
and state levels. The com contest
is conducted on county level only.
Several hundred dollars in prizes
are being offered this year. Make
application at the County Agent’s
$60 More Given To
Recreation Fund
1. The U. S Department of Ag
riculture’s grading service should
continue for its second session the
administration of sales regula
2. The practice of “pan-caking”
or mixing of tobacco grades in
baskets, should be eliminated, with
growers urged to remove strings
from' their offerings prior to sale.
3. It would be .advisable for
growers not to place their offer
ings on floors too far in advance
of sales, since such practice re
sulted in damaged offerinfs.
Six contributions totalling $60
were reported as having been re
ceived this week for the summer
recreation program which start
ed June 16 imder the direction
of Coach Fai^oth. This is hot
a complete ifet of the contribu
tions during the week but the
others have not been reported.
Total now on hand is $653.25.
Those contributing during the
week were: ^ t
J. H. Blue $10.00
J. A. McGoogan 5.00
N. L McFadyen 5.00
McDonald EssS Sta. 10.00
Keith Beauty Parlor .... 5.00
C. B. Deane .... 35.60
The county cotton contest win
ners last year w^re: Robert Flow
ers, tenant on T, B. Upchurc^
Farm, lst‘ prize with a yield of
838 pounds lint per acre; Lewis
Ellerbe, tenant on H. A. Cameron
Farm, 2nd. prize with a yield of
808 pounds lint per acre; and
(Moses Covington, tenant on J. L.
McNeill Farm, 3rd. prize with a
yield of 705 pounds of lint per
" The com contest winners were:
'M. L. Jones, tenant on T. B. Up
church Farm, 1st. prize with a
yield of i03 ^bushels per acre; I.
Li. Newton, 2nd. prize with 90.69
bushels per acre; and J. W. Cad-
dell, Jr. 4-H Club member, 3rd.
prize with 75 bushels per acre.
Dusting should be started to
control mildew on cantaloupes
and anthrox disease on water
melons. Use a dust containing $
per cent metallic copper, derived
from tri-basic copper sulsdute^
in a diluent such as talc. Ttro at
more an>UcatioQS mi ^ MCilh
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