North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME ;XLn NO. 8
By The Editor
flO CANNING wUl be done at the
cannery at the school here next
iMpnday, according to W. P. Phil
lips, High School vocational ag
riculture teacher who. is manager.
Mr. Phillips states that the can
nery will be closed doe to the
fact that he and L. M. Lester,
assistant teacher, are taking a
group of the veteran agriculture
trainees on a tour of the Oxford
Experihaent station that day.
IP YOUR NAME begins with A
or B you must go to the court
house some time between' now and
the end end of this year and take
ap examination for a new driver’s
license. This is required by the
new motor vehicle law which
went into effect July 1. A license
examiner is now at the court
house on Thursday and Friday of
each week, and he asked that
those who must get new licenses
this year go ahead and do it so
there will not be such a rush to
ward the end of the period.
High School Pupils
Visit Manteo; See
“The Lost Colony”
by Mrs. A. D. Gore
in Laurinburg, will not be on the
air until jlround September 1,
according to Jimmy Dalrymple,
manager. The station closed its
contest for a slogan this week
wiith the following selection:
“"Wonderful Environment,,Wonder-
ful Opportunity,” submitted by
Dr,. S. H. Fulton of Laurinburg.
Dalrymple said that 'there were
over ®50 entries in the contest,
haany of which were from Hoke
toe conducted at the High School
gymnasium tonight by the county
recreation ’ commission to which
all teen-age boys and girls of the
county are incited. The affair
'will last from 7:45 to 10:30 and
music will be provided by the
same good string band which
played for the damce there sev
eral weeks ago.
BILL CARTER, Carthage tobacco
man, was in the office yesTefday
and brought us sale schedule
for the Cumberland County Ware
house in Fayetteville which he
operates with his father and
brother. This ad, together with
one for fhe Fayetteville" market
which appears in this issue, gets
us off a jump ahead of the far
mers in getting a little money out
■of the tobacco season coming up.
However, the jump*the farmers
. takes' will be a bigger ope, we
expect., Irtcidentally, the cuiiing
season seems to be '^really getting
unc^r way ai;ound here this-week.
On Wednesday of last v^eek
thirty-lfiree Hoke High pupils,
under the direction of Mrs. Ar
thur p. Gore, with Mrs. Chand
ler Roberts and James Lentz ser-
ying as: chaperones, saw “The
Lost Colony” at Old Fort Ral
eigh on Roanoke Island. The trip
was made pn a chartered bus, and
the pupils spent the night in tlie
Roanoke Camps.
En route a stop was made in
historic Edenton where the boys
and girls visited the ' St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, the second old
est church standing in North Car
olina; the Joseph ’ Hewes House,
the Cupola House, the . Court
,House, and the site of the Eden-
ton Tea Party..
A visit was also made to Wright
Memorial where all the parity
climbed 'Kill Devil Hill and went
to the top of the moniiment.
In the late afternoon a tour
was made of Fort Raleigh, and
the properties, scenery, and stage
setting of the Waterside Theatre
were inspected and studied.
Of course, to make the trip com
plete, all the group who had
strength enough, toad to climb a
sand dune.
From the Indian dances cele
brating the Corn Harvest when
Sir Walter Raleigh’s first expe
dition arrived on Roanoke Island
to the march! in the wilderness,
,every moment of the drama was
most interesting and entertaining
to the Hoke County young people,
^ The pageant'of ‘#toe Lost jCoiony”
is well equal to a year’s study of
North Carolina “history in our
schools, for across a stage is vi
vidly portrayed the events and
activities that led to the first
English settlement in • America.
Had it not been for the pioneer
work of Sir Walter Raleigh and
his associates, encouraged by
Queen Elizabeth, the final per
manent settlement at Jamestown
would never have been attempt
ed or effected.
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-THey to Louisburg today where the
trustees of Louisburg college will
meet to select a new president to
succeed Dr. Walter Patten, who
‘ died in March. Tommie is a meni-
ber of a special committee^amed
to secure a new president, and
this committee is expected to
make a unanimous recommenda
tion to the trustees today.
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Fayetteville Gets
Better Stockyards
Opening of a new union stock-
yards at Fayetteville jwa? an
nounced by John A. Winfield,
marketing spjecialist 'w^ith the
State Department of Agriculture,
who isaid the improved facilities
for marketing the expected in
creased production of livestock in
the area would be a great help
to farmers.
The new yards were erected by
the Atlantic "Coast Line Railroad
at a cost of approximately $20,-
000, and they replace the old yards
situated in a cortgested uptown
Located near the railroad un
derpass oh the Lillington-Raleigh
highway, the new yards offer
greatly expanded facilities for
handling hogs and other Uvestocks,
Winfield said. ( -
’ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chesnutt of
New Jersey left last Friday to
visit Mr. Chesnutt’s relatives in
Charleston, S. C. after a visit here
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. McFadyen. v
Mrs. Mildred Brinkley and
children, Gloria, Millie and'John
ny, left Tuesday for a 10-day va
cation at Ocean View, Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Gulledge,
Misses Martha Ben, Nita and
Sara Jane Gulledge, and Eleanor
Leach spent the past - week end
at Myrtle, Beach.
Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Conoly had
as their guests last week Mrs.
Conoly’s father. Charlie Reynolds
and Miss Jean Medkill, both of
Mt. Airy.
Mrs. James Stephens spent the
week end and several days this
week in Charlotte with jier grand
parents, Df. and Mrs. H. C. Tay
James Currie, James Morris,
Cecil Teal, Bruce Oonoly, Dan
Cox, and Milton Campbell spent
the week end at Myrtle Beach. '
Mrs. Howard Pope and son of
Camp Lee, Virginia spent last
Thursday and Friday here. .They
came to bring Mr. and Mrs. Pearl
Sessoms and daughters ho(me
from a visit with them. Mrs. Pope
was'also accuampanied by a friend.
Cotton Specialist
Hails New Poison
As Weevil ConhSoll^S: S
Upchtirch Vice-Pres.
Of Potato Council
Jule Shanklin, cotton specialist
at North C^olina State college
in Raleigh, was gpestyspeaker at
the weekly meeting of the Rae-
ford Hiwanis club here last Thurs
day nigM. In his talk he spoke
of . benzerm hexachloride (BHC)
dust as th^most promising
pon against, the boll wdevil that
the cotton farmer had yet run-hito.
Prior to his address Mr. Shank^
lin had been in the o«^nty in
specting fields, treated with BHC
and discussing its use with Lewis
and Tommie Upchurch, who hre
doing a pioneer work in testing
the dust arid developing its use
Hoke county is the only county
in this state that the dust was used
in extensively this year,, he said,
and great benefits are already
obvious, although there is still
time for further effective use,^
The speaker, a talented man in
his field who has devoted his life
to making cotton farming more
successful, went into some detail
about the effectiveness of BHC
as compared to other poisons and
gave some interesting and con
vincing. statistics to prove his
* Mr. Shanklin hds pioneered the
annual 5 acre cotton contest stag
ed for the promotion of greater
yields of lint cotton and its pro
motion is still one of his activities.
His address was part pf the pro
gram presented to the club toy
Dr. Julius Jordan and he was in-
trodu'ced by Tommie Uchurch.
Prior to Mr Shanklin’s talk
Coach Haywood Faircloth, direc
tor of the recreation -program be
ing conducted at the High school,
gave the club on interesting sum
mary of his activities there to
date. The program is in its sixth
week and has two weeks to run.
T. B. Upchurch of Raeford is
president of the
Potato council.
He was elected at the group’s
second annual meeting at Flor
ence last Friday. Edward Jones
of Lake City was elects presi
dent, J. Y. Lassiter of Gbldshoro,
Secretary, and James Patterson,
■timmonsville, treasurer.
Speakers at the meeting urged
Carolina farmers to help chai^
the thinking of the South So th4
sweet potatoes may come to be
regarded as a major crop.
Funeral Held Here
"Last Saturday For
Leon Ernest Brown
Leon Ernest Brown, 36-year-
old native of Raeford, died in a
hospital in 'Washington, D. G. at
2:00 a. m. last Thursday and was
buried in the cemetery here on
Saturday. He had been ill abput
six months. '
He was a son of the late Claude
E. Brown of Raeford,, who died
in 1920. His mother,, now Mrs. C.
A. Lilly, survives Jiim. He had
resided in "Washington for some
years where'he was a building
contractor, i
Funeral sef^ices were conduct
ed at his fljijother’s home here
Saturday aft^noon at 4:00 o’clock
toy the Rev. Iff. B. Heyward, pas
tor of the Raeford Presbyterian
church, as^^d by the Rev. W.
L. Manbss,'^astor of'the Metho
dist church and the Rev. J. D".
Whisnant, pastor of the Baptist
church. Burial followed in the
cemetery here.
SurAdving are his widow, the
former Miss Emma Howell of
Berryville, Va.; his mother; three
brothers, J. T. Brown of Califor
nia, M, C. Brown of Washington,
D. C., and C. E Brown of Red
Springs; one sister, Mrs. C. W.
Harris of Raeford.
Tobacco Growers To
Pay At First Sale
Warehousemen will collect an
assessment of ten cents an acre
from the flue-cured tobacco far
mers of . the Carolines, the board
of directors of Tobacco Associates,
Inc., has decided.
'The b^rd, meeting in Raleigh
last Friday, said the collection
would be made at the first sale
of each farmer, with the ’ware
houseman stamping the farmer’s
allotment card with the amount
of the assessment collected.
The levy is applicable to flue-
cured growers of the Carolines
and to any sales farmers of those
states may make elsewhere. Ware
housemen in other' states are^au
thorized to make collections on
sales of tobacco from the Caro-
linas. ■'t
The assessment wjUs voted on
July 12 by farmers to promote
Charges A^nlt
Poole’s Medley
The. Mississippi flood of the
past two weeks, reaching a high
a few days ago, was the highest
in 103 years. The government hds
done all possible it seems, but it
occasionally gets beyonfl control;
You have heard old folks say,
“A dry June for a good crop year”,
so that means a good crop year
in 1947. But corn'crops and truck
crops are not good.
Congressman C. B. Deane is
planning to have Jihe Yadkin-Pee
Dee river “bottled up”, so the best
of farming may be done in those
rich river low grounds.
Ebb Ingram, one of the Pee Dee’s
best farmers, said he lost one
crop' in each four years, so he
quit the river rich lands and
bought and farmed On '“small
sandhill farms where he could
get half-crop tenants.
Mr. and Mrs .Allen McGee of
Winston-Salem spent the week
end here with relatives.
Mr., and Mrs. 6. M. Moon and
daughters of Graham spent the
week end here in the home of
Mrs. Moon’s moter, Mrs.' W. E.
In the Bible we read of almost
every musical instument we have
today. I suppose many of the
things we read of were crude,*'
perhaps, but some of those old
cheap musical instruments were
attuned to produce the sweetest
of music. I recall a homemade
banjo, a sifter rim, a coonskin
head and horse hair strings made
the sweetest of music.
I have outlived all my playmates
and the companions of my youth
all except a few. Those who used
to sing and play fiddles and ban*
jos with me have better musical
instruments in their homes now
I hope.
I never expect to hear better
harmony than I heard' ringing
over the hills, and re-echoing up
or down Drowning Creek low
grounds^than a crowd of boys
singing as they plowed, or, per
haps halted long enough to sing
a verse of a tune. It was almost
perfect harmony.
As good hunting dog as "l ever
went into the woods hunting with
was a 'medium sized fice. I can
not spell the name of those
dogs. That dog lay two days and
nights by his master’s cot which
he had forgotten and left in the
woods. The poor dog was nearly
I have lived to see many chan
ges. I remember seeing reaphooks.
I used the grain cradle, and now
we have “combines”. The first
separators were run by tread
power. A horse or mule kept walk
ing in a box, a tread po'jver that
turned the sand wheel that op^
erated a thresher..
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Our community was noted for
its openhanded hospitality. James
L. Currie, I believe, entertained
more peoplp, kept open house
more than anyone else perhaps,
although everybody was friendly
to strangers who might pass that
way. And,, J^kson Springs drew
a large ndrtitoer'jof people seeking
'restorati^^^qL^eall•h, and tlat
mineral/w^r had a fine reputa
tion a^a iiealth restorer.
Uncle Jake Clark and 'Jake
McFadyen were' slaves. Uncle
Jake Clark married Foeba Arm
strong after the war. She was
typical of her race. She said when
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Ginners To Meet
At HarUville
The Carolinas Ginners associa
tion will hold its 1947 convention
at Hartsville, - S. C., on July 28,
Fred P. Johnson of the N. C. De
partment of Agriculture and exe
cutive secretary of the associa
tion, announced in Raleigh last
Speakers will include: Frank
Jeter, extension leader at N. C.
State college; Charles A. Bennett,
engineer in, jdiarge of the U. S.
gin laboratory at Stoneville, Miss.;
and Floyd A. Bondy, entomolo
gist with the Pee Dee experiment
station at Florence, S. C-
Rescue Service
At Pope Field
T^here is a branch of the Army
Air Force that’s in existance today
solely to save lives. It’s person
nel are constantly ^ undergoing
training and are constantly de
vising new and better means of
locating missing aircraft and sav
ing the lives of the survivors. This
branch of the AAF is The Air
Rescue Service. ..
Air Rescue Squadron “A”, st^
tinned at Pope Field, Is respon
sible for locating missing aircraft
and rescuing any survivors in
North Carolina, South Carolina,
"Virginia, Maryland, Delewa're,
and "West Virginia, and in parts
of Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky,
Indiania, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and
New Jersey.
The squadron uses a variety of
aircraft including the B-17 fly
ing fortress with a droppable sea
going lifeboat, the C-47 Skytrain,
the L-5 Senti'nal, the OA-10 or'
PBY as it is' called by the navy
and the Sikorsky helicopter which
recently played, such ^ a prominent
role in the rescue pf seven men
who parachuted from a burning
B-17 over, the jungles of Nicara
gua. There is also a wide' variety
of survival equipment ranging
from handie talkie radios and
snow shoes to collapsable canoes
and mercy bombs.
On Air Force Day, August 1,
1947, the Air Force Association
will sponsor a display of the na
tions airpower; the airpower that
is peace power: and although Air
rescue Service is dedicateid to the
saving of lives, it’s part in this
air power is very marked. The
constant training it carrTes on, iri
search^ and rescue activities in
both military and civilian emer
gencies, is invaluable asset to any
Some of the rescue techniques,
as Jused by AiRS, will be demon
strated for the public at the Air
Force Day open house at Pope
Field. There 'ft'ill toe a display of
the various survival ^uipment
and air to ground communication.
In this demonstration the public
will actually hear, over a public
address system, conversation be
tween the ARS. radio jeep on the
ground and an. ARS aircraft in
the air.
Scouts Make Trip
Down Cape Fear
To Wilmington
In a brief session of Hoke Coun
ty recorder’s court Tuesday morri-
ing the case in which Grady Love,
colored, was charged with as
saulting ,his wife up for
trial. Tl^ indictment agjainst
Love had been sworn out by his
■another-in-law and when the
trial came up Love’s wife, whom
toe was charged with beating,
would not testi^ against 'him.
Judge McDiarmid ordered the case
held open for further investiga
tion by county welfare depart
C. M. Jackson, white nian of the
county, was indicted, .on affidavit
of Warren Phillips, also white,
on charge of having assaulted
Phillips in a store which jackson
operates. It appears that an ar
gument developed there over a
light cord and Jackson was char
ged with getting out his' pistol
for use in the argument, which
he apparently won the first round
of. He was found guilty of as
sault with a deadly weapon. Sent
ence of 90 days was to be sus
pended on payment of $25 and the
costs. He appealed and posted a
bond of $200.
• Phillips was charged by Jack-
son with trespassing and found
not guilty/
Claud Tyler, white man charged
with driving drunk, was found
not guilty.
Will .McLean, colort^, was
found guilty of carrying a shot
gun away from his own premises
on Sunday. Prayer for judgment
was continued on payment of the
Elijah Dial, Indian, was char-
ged.^with violating the prohibition
laws by possessing a little home
brew. Sentence of 30 days was
suspended on payment of the
Joe Chason. white, Henry Han-
don and Thurman Clark, both
colored, were eaich charged with
being drunk and disorderly and
each paid the costs.
Charles H. Brown, colored, was
charged with violating the road
laws by driving a truck without
a proper driver’s license. Sent
ence of 30days was. suspended
on payment of the costs and he
way directed to obtain the license.
» jGeorge Jacobs, white tourist,
forfeited a $25 bond when he fail
ed to appear for trial bn a charge
of speeding.
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Drop In Sandhills .
Peach Production
Production of peaches in- the'
Sandhills area of North Carolina'
is-estimated at 1,522,000 bushels,
it wbs reported by the Crop" Re-!
porting Service iq the State De-;
partment of Agriculture. '
This is a decline of six per cent
from last year’s crop of 1,625,000
bushels but about 21 per cent lar-.
ger than the 10-year (1936-45) ^
average production. j
The estimate includes all peach-;
es, commercial and non-commer
cial, produced in Anson, Hoke. ^
Montgomery, Moore, Richmond
and Scotland counties. The bulk
of the peaches produced in these
counties enter commercial chan-
riels. '
The estimate marks the fmst
time production of peaches has
been estimated for the Sandhills
area- and shown separately from
the total crop grown in North
Total peach crop in the State
is estimated at 3, 104,00 bushels,
or two per cent less than in 1946
and 57 per cent greater th^n the
10-year average production.*
- According to these estimates,
abbut 49 per cent of the prospec
tive- peach crop in North Carolina
will be produced in the Sandhills
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A carioe trip down the Cttfie
Fear river from Fayetteville was.,
started Monday morning by eight
Boy Scouts, including one from
Making the werd Lodde
[MacDonald of Raeford; James
’Trawick, Randolph Lewis and
Joe Barnes of 'Wilmington, Billy
Mitchell of Fairmont, Williams
Puryell of Wagram,. and Ed Bass
and John Kennedy of Fayette
The voyagers are members of
the junior staff at Camp Single
tary, Cape Fear area recreation
place for scouts. Each is a scout
lifeguard and is capable of tak
ing take of himself in the water.
Sponsored by the Cape Fear
area council, the voyage was ex
pected to terminate at the cus
toms. house dock in Wilmington
late yesterday or early today, de-'
pending on the weather.
The scouts embarked in four
canoes, each carrying two men,
one extra paddle, food and duf
fel, secxmelv.,lashed to the canoe
so as not tp be lost if the canoe
should turn over. . '
Hoke County tobacco farmers
will have an opportunity to study
and m on to
bacco at the O.xford Tobacco Ex
periment Station next Monday,
July 28, at 1:00 P. M- All farmers
planning to make this tour are
asked to get lunch in Oxford or
other places in time to be at the
station promptly at 1:00 P. M.
The station is located a short dis
tance from Oxford. The informa
tion that ■ can be obtained from
this trip can well be worth hund
reds of dollars.
Farmers having cotton or corn
to be certified by the N. C. Crop
Improvement Association should
make ap{dication by August-
Application blanks may
cured at County Agent’s of
This is- Natibnal Farm Safety
Week—July 20-26. Every farmer
should stop for a moment and
make a. survey of the dangers a-
bout his farm. It may be a step
' that needs repair or it may be a
fence o’r wire about the ' bam.
Every year has its accidents; us
ually careless accidents about the
farm. Let’s prevent this kind of
accidents on your farm.' Every
week & every day should find farm
ers and others taking precautions
against accidents. Be S2ife every
day and avoid accidents.
Cotton boll weevil infestation
continues to climb in Hoke County.
The big migratioh is now on. Some
cotton fields are showing 50 to
80% infestation. As squares get
scarcer and boll’ weevil more nu
merous, yOung bolls are being
punctur^. It is these bolls that
must be saved if we are to make
a crop of cotton this year.
Dusting cotton is the only way
to save it from destruction by
weevil this year. Farmers should
use every effective control avail
able. The entomologist recommend
8 to 10 pounds of Calcium of Ar
senate per acre when infestation
is as much as 10 per^eent. Ben
zene Hexachloride is proving very
effective and may be used after
infestation has reached 15 to 20
per cent or more.
Several checks have been made
in Hoke to determine how fast
and effective Benzene Hexachlo
ride was. On the Upchurch Farm
on July 1-T, a field was dusted and
at the end of two hours several
plots were staked off and dead
weeviles counted. At that time
over -800 weevils were dekd p«r
acre. In the early afternoon aftar-
aibout eight hours, over. 1500., (
weevils were found per aCH^
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