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    The Hoke County News
Rowland Man
Is Indicted As
Alleged Vampire
Farmers To Join
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The Hoke County Journal
Glowing reports of the State
Fair were torought back by the
many students who attended. De
spite the rain and mud the pupils
enjoyed the trip and learned a
lot about agrichlture and indus
try in the state. A lot of work
this week in the various classes
has centered about what was seen
at the fair last Friday. Is
At a county-wide colored tea
chers meetiing last Thursday 'It
was decided to continue the' short
day schedule through Octo'ber so
that the puipils 'could - assist in
getting the crops in. The teach
ers reported good attendance for
the half day schools during the
first two ‘Weeks.
The attendance in the white
elementary schools is usually
good for this kind of weather and
this time of year. We appreciate
the interest parents are liking in
keeping their children in school.
The enrollment'^ and attend
ance and percehtage in attend
ance for the first month is giv
en below. Ashemont 107, 90.1,
05.0 per cent; Hoke High 8th
grade 76, 70.7, 93.5 per cent; 9th
through 12th grades 247, 2312.4,
04.2 rper cent; Mildouson 78, Rae-
ford "Graded 426, 380.9, 92.6 per
cent; Rockfigh 120, 10S.4, 9ir.4
per cent. The siixth grade at
Rodkfish has perfect affendance
so far this week and they are
trying to make it a perfect week.
The Raeford Graded school has
organized a safety patrol that is
now on duty seeing the small
children across the street and
helping in loading the buses. Mr.
Turlington is much pleased with
the work being done and wishes
to request that all drivers co
operate with the patrol in their
efforts to see that the children
are taken care of. Frank
lin Niven is captain of the patrol
with Lawrence.McNeill and Mal
colm GlTsson as lieutenants. These
officers were elected by the mem
bers of the patrol.
Hookerton, Oct. 23 —Farmers
of North Carolina must “join
hands" ih^ united effort if they
hope to work effectively for the
continuation of agricultural mea-
sure^tbat have just" recently
ibroughMhem benefits long de
served,” A. C. Edwards, Hooker-
ton, membership chairman of the
North Carolina Farm bureau, de
clared today.
‘'Parity, based on the principle
of fair exchange, and the 90 per
cent 'price support program,’ Ed
wards said, “is the result of long,
hard work by the nation’s farm
leaders, spearheaded by the
Amei^can Farm Bureau Federa
tion^on the national, state, and
community level. It would be a
tragedy for American agriculture
if the farmers of, our nation were
to allow these and similar vital
gains to slip through their fingers
for the want of organized effort
to retain them.”
The current Farm Bureau cam
paign for 100,000 members in
North Carolina offers farmers of
the state an ideal means to show
beyond ’doubt they are determ
ined to keep these gains, Ed
wards said. The 'voice of one
farmer is small and not HkEly to
be heard in the tumult going on
.about him, he pointed out, but
If he joins with thousands of fel
low-farmers there will be no mis
take about his voice being heard.
Edwards said the Farm Bureau
campaign, is moving steadily for
ward, but he urged all member-
sRiip committeemen throughout
the counties to re-double their
efforts in the closing weeks of
the drive, which ends Nov. 15.
‘'North Carolima farmers are
determined to move ahead, main
taining advances they have made
and adding new ones,” Edwards
said. “However, they must* com
bine -their efforts if they Hope
to prove effective, and the Farm
bureau offers them the leader
ship needed to reach their goals.”
T. O. Moses Made,
Moderator Of Old
Baptist Association
The home economics
the agriculture boys, aetfompanied
jland ar
rid ay
[d Mr. Phil-
t the State
Idressed the
londay. Mr.
by Mis;
lips, spent last'
IMr. ^W. T. Gibson
Journalism Club
Gibson told the members what he
expected of the school paper. He
also suggested several improve
The first six weeks of school
end today. Report cards will be
ready to go out next week.
iMiralyn Johnson, Nancy Lee
Cole, and Zeb Moss have been se
lected to take the test to conri-
pete for the Pepsi-Cola scholar
Mr. Fridell was at school Tues
day for the purpose of checking
the mechanism of the bell system.
The Monogram club; under the
direction of Mr. Faircloth, met
Monday ^ discuss plans for or
The football team will leave
Friday for Siler Cirty where they
will play at 3:00 o’clock. It is al
ways encouraging to have local
people to attend out of town
Halloween Cahiival October 30
The annual Halloween carni
val sonsored by the Raeford-iHoke
P-T. A., will be held in the high
school auditbf^uni Thursday eve-
(Continued on page 6)
Talmadge^ O. Moses of near
Ashley Heights, prominent far
mer, attorney and Baptist lay
man, was elected Moderator of
the Sandy Creek Baptist Asso
ciation at the 190th annual ses
sion held at the Carthage Baptist
Church last Thursday. This is a
distinct hShor to' come to Mr.
Moses and , the Ashley Heights
Baptist Church in which he is a
leader. Mr. Moses succeeds the
Rev. E. M. Harris, retired Bap
tist minister, who was unable to
attend this session of the asso
ciation due to illness.
L'iiimberton, Oct. 21—The Robe
son County grand jury today re
turned true bills charging James
Bledsoe, 33-year-old alleged vam
pire, with assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill.
Bledsoe, who is alleged to have
slashed two Indians with a. poc-
ketknife and to have drunk their
blood, was returned to the coun
ty jaiil in default of $7,500 bond.
_ The case wafe continued until
the next term of Robeson Super
ior Court to allow the prosecut
ing witnesses, James Cobb, 24,
and Leemire Locklear, 25, to re
turn home and recuperate from
wounds inflicted in an orgy of
cutting at the home of Bledsoe
on Sunday. Locklear had 75 stit
ches closing Wounds on his back
and arm, and Jacobs has 51 stit
ches in chest wounds. ,
Bledsoe, at first reported to^e
an Indian, is not a member of
that race, stated the investigating
officer. Rural Policeman D. J.
Jones, this morning. He came to
Robeson from Bladen County
some four years ago and is not ac
cepted by Robeson Indians, be
ing regarded as of mixed ances
try. The father of four children,
he had been denied the right to
enroll his children in an Indian
school, according to reliable sour
ces in Pembroke.
It was at his home on Route I,
Rowland, that Bledsoe allegedly
committed the dual acts of vam
pirism holding a knife at ._the
throats of his vllctims while he
blood from .their
drank the
Policeman Jones stated that
Bledsoe accused Locklear of hav
ing stolen a condenser from his
still, but that he gave no motive
for attacking Jacobs. After both
men escaped, Bledsoe was arrest
ed while lying on his bed a sleep
and holding a knife in his hand,
with blood on his mouth and cloth
‘Bledsoe is slated to appear in
Maxton Recorder’s Court Wed
nesday to answer a previous char
ge of illegal manufacture of liquor.
Light Docket In
Recorder’s Court
In recorder’s court Tuesday
morning five cases were disposed
of ,.,and only three of .these were
tried. Laurina A. Bradley, white
tourist, failed to appear for trial
on a charge of speeding and for
feited a $25 bend. Luther Hil
ton, Wilmington colored man,
forfeited a $50 bond when he' did
not answer a charge of careless
and reckless driving.
Jess A. Max, Raleigh white
man, and Richard Cossom, West
End colored man, each got a 30-
day sentence suspended on pay
ment of the costs for driving with
imiproper equipment.
J.' G. McLeod, white man of
South Carolina, paid the easts
and got a suspended sentence of
30 days for violating the'prohibi
tion laws.
War Dead Begin*
Arriving In N. C.
Charlotte, Oct 2*—The Char
lotte Army Quartermaster redis
tribution depot today began mov
ing by rail and motor vehicle to
relatives in North Carolina the
bodies of the first solciiers killed
overseas in the recent war.
Twenty-five bodies, each under
escort, were sent today, and the
remaining 97 will arrive at the
final destinations in the next ten
days, quartermaster officials said.
The bodies were brought here
from • San Francisco, where they
arrived on the cargo ship Honda
Knot from Hawaii recently.
The first shipment of war dead
from Europe is expected in New
York Sunday, quartermaster offi
cials said. The depot here is a
redistribution center for North
CarolUfe^ South Carolina and
southern Virginia.
School Lunchrooms
Will Get Tomatoes
Local Church
Sends Clothing
For Overseas Relief
other officers elected were;
Rev. Y. C. Elliott, pastor of the
First Bajptist church of Sanford,
Vice Moderator; Rev. Clyde P.
Stinson of Goldston, Clerk and
Treasurer; W. T. Tyles of Golds
ton, Historian; O. Leon Seymour
of Aberdeen was elected a mem
ber of the executiive committee.
The first three sessions of the
two-day meeting were held in
the Carthage Baptist Church with
morning, afternoon and night
session. On the second day two
sessions, morning and afternoon
were held jn the Goldston Bap
tist Church im Goldston.
The next meeting will be held
on October 7-8, 1948. The first
"day will be at Mount Olive Bap
tist Church; the second day at
Flat Springs Baptist Church.
The Sandy Creek Baptist As
sociation is said to be the oldest
Baptist Association in the United
130 pounds of relief clothing,
collected and sent in by the'
Raeford Baptist church arrived
recently at the Church World
Service Center, New Windsor,
Md., according to word received
from' Center officials. „ Included
were also shoes and bedding all
in good, usable condition, dona
ted through the church, by Rae
ford people. These materials,
among the most needed of all re
lief articles have already been
sorted and packed for shipment
and are on their way overseas.
Clothing given through the
churches in North Carolina is
sent abroad by Churchy World
Service, the interdenominational
relief agency of the Protestai^
churches. North Carolina donaV
tions are received and prepared^
for shipment at the New Windsor
Center, oldest and largest of nine
similar centers maintained
throughout the country by Church
World Service. Through its
workrooms yearly pass millions
of pounds of goods bound for
thirty countries abroad where
help is needed.
According to church official
who haive been overseas this
summer, the winter of 1947-48
promises more hardships for mii-
liions than the two winters al
ready passed since the war’s end.
Hunger threatens life every
where. In city after city, in vil
lages and towns across Europe,
people are barefooted and in ^ags.
It is to meet this crisis that the
pecfple of North Carolina are
called upon to give every gar
ment they can spare. The recent
contribution from Raeford will
be a means of saving hundreds
from the threat of freezing.
Raleigh, Oct. 21—North Caro
lina school lunchrooms, which
only a few days tgo received a
donation of nearly a third of a
million' pounds of dried eggs to
enhance' noonday menus, have
been notified by the State De
partment of Agriculture . of an
other contribution to 'Wr’inter diets
—16 carloads of canned tomatoes.
The new food contribution „ to
the ^hool lunch program, dis-
|0lose(a here by Jay P. Davis, mar
keting specialist with the State
Department of Agriculture, marks
another step in the Federal gov
ernment’s policy of fostering bigh
nutritiional standards for school
children of the State.
The canned tomatoes, he ex
plained, were purchased by US-
DA with funds provided under
the National School Lunch Act.
and are being distributed to lunch
rooms throughout the nation on
the basis of school population and
participation in the lunch pro
gram. The allocation to North
Carolina schools totals 513.400
No. 2% cans (21,600 cases).
‘•■The high vitamin , C content
of these tomatoes,” Davis said,
“will make them a welcome ad
dition to our lunch menus during
the months when fresh fruits and
vegetables are not so readily a-
vailalble. ■
Miss Maxwell Speaks
In Campaign To
Recruit Nurses
‘Tlundreds of nurses are need
ed in North Carolina today and
thousands will be needed in the
years to come," Miss Alice Ger
aldine Maxiv,’ell, ‘IMiss North Caro
lina Student Nurse of 1947 ’, told
the Fayetteville'»high school stu
dent body at a program in the
h'.gh school auditorium Monday.
‘North Carolina is proud that
it is now a leader in the field of
health through the Good Health
Program and its success depends
on you to seize the vast apportu-
r.ities open in this field.’’
Miss Maxwell, 21-year-old stu
dent nurse at the Baker-Thomp-
scn Memorial hospital in Lum/ber-
ton, gave the high school students
some thoughts on the advantages
of being a registered nurse and
satisfaction which comes through
the kind of service which- nurses
render humanity.
^^bticipating in the prograim
/were V. R. White, principal of the
'high school; Miss C. Margaret
Johnson, director of the Highsmith
hospital school of nursing; Miss
Ethelyn Oakley, president of the
student body of the school of nur
sing; Miss J. Virginia Miles, coun
selor of the North Carolina State
Nurses association; Mrs. Janie H.
Simmerman, guidance counselor,
Fayetteville high school; and Louis
M. Conner of Chapel Hill, public
relations director of the Hospital
Savings association.
Local National
Guard Unit Starts
Membership Drive
Battery -‘A’’, local National
Guard unit which now has 85
members, is launching a drive
starting this week to enlist the
41 men needed to bring the unit
up to its allotted strength of 126
men. Two oHicers' are also need
ed, and. although it is expected
that these men will be obtained
by promoting enlisted men in the
unit, former officers of the Army
of the-' United States are eligible
for the positions.
The present memibers of the
Lumberton Market
Closes October 29
Bob Rankin, sales supervisor
of the Lumberton Tobacco mar
ket, stated yesterday that the
market would close for the sea
son on Wednesday, October 29.
This decision was reached at a
meeting of the Lumiberton Ware
house association on Tuesday
.Rankin said , that in bringing
the 1947 seaso^ to 'and end the
market would chalk up the sec
ond greatest year in its history,
volume being second only to
year 1936. He said sales would
total 37 million pounds by next
Wednesday and that well over
$15 million would had been paid
to growers. He said that the av
erage for this year would also
be second only to 1946.
unit are divideded into- two pla
toons of equal strength for the
campaign and the platoon with
the 'oest attendance and recruit
ing record for the eight weeks
will be entertained at a banquet
at the expense of the unit fund.
Eac'n of the platoons is divided
into four equal squards and the
.leading squad at the end of the
drive will also receive a prize.
Platoon sergeants are Staff
sergeants Ebb Barrington and Wal
ter Parks in the first platoon and
'Staff sergeants J^e Gulledge
and William Lentz in the second.
The two platoons are commanded
by Lieutenants Sam Morris and
Ralp^. Plummer, respectively.
Squad leaders in the first platoon
are Sergeants Roger Dixon, Clar-
,ence Willis, James Currie and
Carlton' Niven. In the second
plat9on they are Sergeants Wil
son Clark, Robert Currie, Char
les A. Pittman and Jack Pope.
The unit%jeets at the armory
at seven-thirty 6ach Monday
night. Men 17 years old to 35 are
eligible to join without prior ser-
V i c e. Physical examinations,
uniforms, pay and equipment are
the same as in the regular' army.
Two sets of buyers will remain
on the market Until the close.
Rankin said. Lumberton, by vir
tue cf its sales volume this year’,
remains the tenth largest bright
leaf tobacco market in t^.e world,
he st.Ued,
Home Demonstration
Club Christmas Plan
Sixty'Raeford and Hoke ^ounty
business .men gave concrefe aip-
pro'.'al to the program of the Rae
ford Cha.m.'cer of Commerce at a
meeting of the Chamber at the
Kwvanis hall last Thursday night.
A’oout 45 members o.f the Cham
ber were present and members
of the Kiwanis club were invited
to remain after their meeting.
President C. C. Thomas explain
ed to the group that the Cham-
er had taken as its immediate
objective the obfaining ’of a
business or industry with a siz-
aible payroll for the community.
After hearing a report from the
"treasurer the secretary was called,
on to summatize briefly the ac-
activities of .'the C’namber along
this line sp far.
This report included contracts
with northern firms ■who are
planning industrial e.xpansion in
the south and efforts by a com-
miffee of the Chamber to induce
these firms to consider locating
in Raeford. The secretary told
of the cooperataion offered by
the North Carolina Department
of Conservation and Develop
ment, which has specialists in
this field who give communities
in the state the benefit of their
technical knowledge along tiie
lines of irtdustrial development.
Followiing the secretary’s report
the president told the group of
a specific industrial institution
which was at least considering
the location of a plant in
ford. ‘Ke exp^ined that the
yould bring a payroll of seven:
or eight thousand dollars weeidjij
to the community. R. B. Lewis,
who had done some researdi Mt
the subject, explained to the
Chamber that the industrial pros
pect mentioned by the president
had an e.xcellent financial rating.
It was then explained to the
group by the president and others
that the firm ■wanted a locally
The Hoke County Home Dem-| owned building in the communi^
onstration Clubs are sponsoring
a plan to send Christmas pack
ages to the children in war-stric
ken countries. The gifts will be
sent through the Church World
Service, New Windsor, Maryland,
the official overseas agency for
practically every churc'n in A-.
Each;! person sending a pack.ige
, shoiitti tjlecide what age child they
I 'want to make happy. BoyS and
j girls from the ages of 1-17 years
I are in' n^ed of .
, f '.out a colorful bath towel, fold it decided to raise
Governoi'l Cherry Tuesday pro-; in the middle and se-.v -up two -money on this basis so that
clai;'!''.cd October 27 as Navy j sides. Pack in the gifts and sew
help. Next pick
they select and that they 'waaf
a long term leas6 on it. It was
explained also that this is a gen
eral practice by northern indu*-
tria^p moving south for the
firms feel that by ^having
community furnish them a buil
ding they are j,#:ertaiin of com
munity support.
After discussion the group de
cided to raise money to have
available for the construction for
an industry if and when the
of Comm-erce can lo
in case the investor presently be-
Day so that the people of North | up t'ne ramainiiig side. To the out- witn was not traded
Carolina might “express their | side is attached a card Chamber of Commerce
gratitude ■ and sense of obligation ■ the name and address of the send-'speak of tne same money
this distinguished branch of: er, the age and se.x of the child talking -.vith another.
our armed forces.”
By A. S. Knowles
The “cry” for more food and
feed is not just another “scare"
Ask the men and, women that
puys the groceries. Also ask the
farmer that has to buy feed for
InLhis proclamation the Gov
ernor pointed out that this is the
first year of the unified com
mand of the armed services and
said, “The' Navy is a powerful
unit of the unified command
"withiJi which at far-flung sta
tions and aboard ship on all the
waters of -the glaber the' men of
the United ,^States Navy stand
United .States
ready to safeguard freedom so
dearly won in the late conflict
and lo protect our national in
for who the gift is intended, and , ^.35 decided that the in-
a list of articles included in the 1 dividuals present hand a slip ot
■ I paper to the secretary showiog
Clothes of all kinds are sorely amount they would invest in
needed. These do not have to be
new. but should be ■ clean and
wearable. Also needed are all
kinds of smaller items such as
soap, thread, needles, toothpaste
and brushes, coni'bs, pins, safety
pins, buttons, wr4ing material,
wash cloths, shoe striiiigs, band
aids, small toys, etc. Of course,
each bag does not have to have
I nearly all of the above items.
'Nav>*-:-Day. the Goveror add-' Over fifty gift bags have al-
ed, is “a day to signalize the ready been received in the Home
the- building. The total aunount
pledged was approximately
900 J and the president was in
structed to continue his nepoti-
ations ■with the firm. The com
mittee engaged in raising thf
money was also instructed to ac
cept more pledges to inc:
the $30,000.
State of North Carolina to the i Demonstration Agent’s office, and i ^ vei;,erans
One way to prevent hunger and
improve the health of the fam
ily is to have a good garden the
year around with a variety
vegetaibles. The Freezer Locker
Plant can be used as a reservior
(Continued .on page 6) ^
men and ships
States Navy.”
Next Sunday morning there '
the 'United'It is hoped that others will bei.'^^^' Raeford Met
I broLtghti to be shipped this week. I honor of veterans
Arvv'one in the county who haSj"''^Ff‘^ veterans
outgi-own clothes is a^sked tO' bring j Particularly invit^ to at
it whether it is put in a towel or j
There will be a Kiwanis church
sei'vice at ’ the Raeford Graded
oL] school next Sunday night, .Oct
ober 26. The Rev. Zeb paudle,
pq,stor of the Aberdeen Baptist
church, will deliver the sermdn. 'MU To-ward Men."
Thi Home Demonstration Club
feel that in sending the gifts they
have a fine opportunity to help
create “Peace on Earth and Good
aieab at noaii aai StM
Sandy Grave —
Raeford Methodist

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