The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLII NO. 23
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 19^7
RAEFORD, N. C.
S2.00 PER TEAR
Halloween camivala were all
the rage last week. They-were at
tended iby large and enthusiastic
crowds. There were lots of in
teresting events, games, etc, at
Ashemont cleared $202.00 on
the one held there. Hoke-Raeford
Graded took in $428.00 and Rock-
fish netted $191.00. The most
popular baby contest at Rockfish
was probably the rnost successful
individual event. It netted the
school over $100.00.
Everyone who attended these
events got their money’s worth of
enjoyment and entertainment
and helped the schools with their
The Board of Education held
its regular meeting Monday even
ing at 7:30 o’clock.
Tonight all white teachers in
the county are being entertained
by the Raeford Ki/wanis club at
their annual teachers night ban
quet. The teachers of the county
appreciate this courtesy extended
to them yearly by the Kiwanis
Zeb Moss and Lauchlin Mac
Donald, secretary and president
respectively, of the Hoke High
Key club attended the organiza
tion of the Carolinas District of
Key Clbbs in High Point last
W. F. Credie,. director of the
Division of Schoolhouse Planning,
•State Board of Education, Ral
eigh, and H. M. Rowland, super
intendent of the New Hanover
county and Wilmington ■ City
schools w e visitors at the local
office this 'eek.
iMiss Lora iMae McKenzie, ty
pist for the Board of Education,
is back at work after being' ill
the latter part of last week.
The Hoke County High school
made its facilities available to the
REA yesterday for their, an
nual meeting. The Hoke High
band played for the gathering for
30 minutes under the direction of
W. O. Melvin. The music was
Very much appreciated by the
large crowd present. The social
studies classes of the junior and
senior classes were allowed to go
to the auditorium to hear Sena
tor W. B. Umstead, who was the
main speaker of the occasion.
On last Friday a county-wide
colored teachers meeting was held
at the Upchurch school. It was
decided at this meeting to con
tinue the short day schedule dur
ing this week on account of the
lateness of the crops. All schools
will go., on regular schedule on
next (Monday, November 10.
Below is given the enrollment,
the average daily attendance and
percentage in attendance for the
first month of the colored and
Indian schools. McFarland 22,
14.715; 88; Buffalo 64, 32.9, 52;
New Hope 55, 37.8, 68.8; Bridges
Grove 50, 37.6, 70; Burlington 164,
107.7, 68;5; White Oak 72, 42, 69;
Rockfish colored 60, 46.9, 52; Ed
inburg 30, 19.8, 66.5; Peachmont
28, 15.5, 60.7; Tiinberland 52, 36.6,
70.8; Friendship 45, .25.8, 60.7;
.Freedom 97, 43, 48; Bowmpre 8fl,
56.9, 70; Millside 53, 30, 50; Piney
Bay 39, 14.5, 36; Lilly’s Chapel
46, 35, 80.5; Fryes (Mission 76,
55.7, 7'8; Shady Grove 42, 32.5,
-77.3; Laurel Hill 96, 67, 72; Ujp-
church Elementary 475, 348.3,
73.6; Ui«hurch High 201, 144.4,
742f; Antioch Indalan 51, 49.7, 97.4;
Macedonia Indian 44, 37, 84.
The ceiling of all the rooms in
the high s!hool building are be
ing painted white. The dowh'^
stairs class rooms have been com-
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23 Tried Befor^
Judge Tuesday In
LIQUOR CAUSES MOST
In the longest session of Hoke
county recorder’s court in quite
a few weeks cases against 23 de
fendants were disposed of before
Judge Henry McDiarmid Tues
Dave Koonce, white, was found
not guilty of driving drunk. He
was, however, found guilty of vi
olating the prohibition laws. Sen
tence was 30 days, suspended on
payment of the costs.
Sandy Hunt, -Tlobeson Indian,
was found guilty of careless and
reckless driving and speeding.
Sentence was 90 days suspend^
on payment of $25 and the court
George L. Hales and Marshall
Lunsford, both white, were char
ged with violating the prohibi
tion laws and Lunsford was also
charged with being drunk and
disorderly. Each got 30 days to
be suspended cgi payment of the
Claud and Aline Baldwin and
Artelia McNeill, all colored, were
involved in a family disagree
ment. Claud Baldwin got 30 days
to be suspended- on payment of
the costs for assault and the other
two got the same sentence for
participating in an affray.
Herbert McKoy, colored, plead
ed guilty of taking a car illegally
and driving it without a license.
9Q-day sentence was suspended
on payment of the costs and the
repair bill for the car.
Max Seagroves, Little . River
white man, was guilty in two cas
es of violating the game laws. In
the first, for hunting on a lay day,
he got a 30-day sentence suspend
ed on payment of the costs. In the
second, for killing a doe, he got
60 days, suspended' on payment
of $50 and the costs and had his
hunting license revoked for the
remainder of the season.
Ben Davis, white, entered a plea
of guilty of forcible trespass in
each oT two cases in which he
was charged with larceny. The
State accepted the pleas and sen
tence of 90 days in each case was
suspended on payment of the
costs and on condition of good
behavior for two years.
S. J. Padgett, Fort Bragg white
man, got 60 days suspended on
payment of $100 and the , costs
for driving a motorcycle while
drunk and 30 days Suspended on
payment of the costs for hauling
liquor with the sealTjroken.
R. C. Speece, white transient,
paid the costs for violating the
Mrs. W, A. Haire
Mrs. Will A. Haire, lifelong res
ident pi this section, died sudden-
ly''^t approximately 12:30 o’clock
yesterday afternoon while return
ing to her home from Raeford.
She was in a car with her daugh
ter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Haire,
and was returning from a trip to
the dentist shortly after noon.
Just outside town on the Red
Springs^'road she collapsed and
Mrs. Ernest Haire turned around
at the crossroads there and by
the time they got to Dr. O’Brlant
in Raeford she was dead, from a
Funeral services will be con
ducted at three o’clock this after
noon at Antioch Presbyterian
church, of which Mrs. Haire was
'Mrs. Haire was formerly Miss
Julia Mclnnis, and she was a
native of this section. She w"as
the last member of her imme
diate family to pass a'way.
Surviving are her husband, of
the home; two sons, Ernest of
this county and John David of
Red Springs; two daughters, Mrs.
Janres Graham of Fayetteville
and Mrs. Carson Clippard of Rae
ford; and several grandchildren.
Rev. Wi L. Maness
In Elizabeth City
Rev. W. L. Maness left Wednes
day morning to attend the North
Carolina Conference of the Meth
odist Church, in Elizabeth City.
The conference will run through
Sunday, closing with the reading
of the appointments of ministers
late Sunday afternoon.
Tb PLAT ROCKINGHAM
Coach Haywood Faircloth’s
newly named Hoke High school
‘Eucks” ran like bucks for four
touchdowns and their second vic
tory of the season at Jonesboro
last Friday night when they de
feated Jonesboro High, 25-13. To
morrow afternoon they play the
strong Rockingham High team in
In the ganle last Friday Jones
boro started fast and scored a
touchdown early in the first quar
ter by completing two long passes
in succession. After the next
kickoff the Hoke team drove to
the Jonesboro ten-yard line and
lost the ball on downs. Jonesboro
ran two plays and kicked and the
Hoke team made another drive
that resulted in a touchdown this
time. Most of the ball-carrying
was done by, Keith and Norton,
with Norton crossing the goal.
Norton also kicked the extra point.
It was mostly a Hoke County
game from that point on with
MdMillian scoring the second
touchdown and Keith the third.
For road law violations James
Purdie paid $10 and the costs
for driving with improper brak
es. James Griffin paid $10 and the
costs for driving without a driv
er’s license. Ernest Harrell paid
the, costs for having improper
equipment on his car. All are
colored. 'f ’
James Glover, colored, paid the
costs for assaulting his wife.
In many respects Mr. Maness
carried with him the best report
of any year during his work with
the local Methodist Church. There
has been an increase in Church
school enrollment, forty nine ac
cessions to church membership,
$14,825 raised on Church Build
ing Funds, reaching the goal of
$40,000.00 for the Raeford chiych;
$430.00 to the Orphanage;' $1700
paid by the Woman’s Society of
Christian Service; $1723.85 paid
to the Methodist College Advance,
and many other items that add
up to a grand total raised during
the year of $22,557.00.
iMr. Maness’ was delighted with
such a fine year’s work and ex
pressed his deep appreciation to
all who helped to maike such a
splendid report possible.
j Conrad Barnard, former resi
dent of Raeford who died in Hon
olulu, T. H., while serving in the
Army about three years ago, was
reburied in the National ceme
tery at Wilimington last Friday.
The. rtmaiBs arrived in the
United Slates with th^first ship
load of Pacific war dead several
E. F. Gibson got 30 days sus
pended on payment' of the costs
for giving Neill A. McDonald a
bad check. He paid^e check also.
John Howard McNeill, colored,
got 60 d^ys suspended on pay
ment of $56 and the costs for car
rying a concealed weapon.
Dock Jones and> Emma McLean,
colored, Marion McPherson, In
dian, and J. L. Crowley, white,
each got a 30-day sentence su
spended on payment of the costs
for being drunk and disorderly.
McPherson also paid the costs for
Essie Mae Grace, colored; was
involved in the Same affray as
Emma McLean and got 30 days
suspended on payment of the
costs for that and using profane
and indecent language.
i^Barnard was a son of
Ml^»4md Mrs. JiiAn W.
Barnard. He spent his youth here
and made his home with Mrs. W.
J. McQuage. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Margaret Barnard of
Burgaw; two brothers, Oscar
^Skeet) Barnard of Fayetteville
and^ Robert Barnard of Florida;
and one sister, Mrs. James Lewis
making the score 19-6.
In the final quarter with about
three minutes to play Jonesboro,
scored again, and made their ex
tra point, making the score 19-13.
After the kickoff McMillian went
through the line from the Jones
boro thirty to score and make the
score 25 to l^Keith’s attempted
conversion was bad.
Outstanding defensively on the
Hoke team were Blue, Lee, Mac
Donald, Alexander and Sinclair.
Substitutes included Huff, Niven,
Whitley, Norton and Murray.
Body Is Found
Buried In Woods
Purnell Locklear, Indian who
lives about five miles from Rae
ford, on the Turnpike road, re
ported this week that he had
found the body of'a colored in
fant buried near ’his home and
that he had found it the first of
last week. Investigation by the
sheriff’s office disclosed that it
was probably the child of Lillian
Morris, who lives on Malcolm
Lillian Morris, when questioned
by officers, stated that her child
had been stillborn on October
23 at about eleven p. m. and that
she had arranged with John Ar
chie Baldwin, who is kin, to her
to take the remains to Mountain
Grove church and bury them.
(Mountain Grove is a church near
the turnipike road a little beyond
where the bo4y was found.)
Baldwin told officers he got a
little afraid to go in the grave
yard at night, so he went info the
woods and buried the child.
Locklear apparently heard him
and though he was burying li
quor and went digging the next
An inquest was held but was
continued pending the uncovering
of more information.
TWO ACCIDENTS; NO
At 12;45 a. m. last Sunday a
Chevrolet truck oiwned by Mit
chell Epstein and operated by
James Purdie, entered highway
15-A at the colored cafe about a
mile east of Raeford at the same
time that a Chevrolet being driv
en by Lucian G. Honeycutt of
Florence, S. C. was. approaching.
Ther^was a collision, resulting
in no personal injuries and in
considerable property damage,
mostly to the car. The truck was
found by the investigating patrol
man to have had no brakes, and
Purdie was arrested for dri’ving
With no brakes.
The other wreck took place at
7:00 a. m. Monday near the Rae
ford Tourist court about a half-
"mile farther out 15-A. A 1947
'Chevrolet sedan operated by E-
dith Brenner of Washington, D.
C. skidded for no reason that the
patrolmen could discover, left the
road and turned over. Miss Bren
ner was 'unhurt, but three pas
sengers were hospitalized for su
Kerr Scott Tb
OscarJ'Bar^ard and Mrs. 'W. j.
McQuage attended the funeral.
TO HOLD CLINIC
An orthopaedic clinic wMl'be
held Friday, November 7, 1947,
in the basement of the Agricul
tural Building in Lumberton. Dr.
Lenox D. Baker of Duke Hokpitdl
will be surgeon in charge. Please
register at the desk betweea nkie
and eleven o’clock, t
Agriculture Commissioner W.
Kerr Scott 'will preside over the
29th annual meeting of the Na
tional Association of Commis
sioners, Secretaries and Directors
of AgriouUure at Biloxi, Miss.,
Scott, who is pjesi^pt of the
Association, said he expected ag
ricultural leaders from every
state and several neighboring
countries to attend the meeting,
which will have unusual import
ance because of the seriousness
of the international food situa
tion and the ' key role which A-
merican farmers are. asked to
The meeting will be addressed
by a number of Federal officials,
including Secretary of Agricul
ture Clinton P. Anderson.
Former Governor J. Melville
Broughton, of Raleigh, formally
announced his candidacy for the
seat in the United States Senate
now occupied by the Hon. W. B.
Umstead in a prepared statement
to the press of the state last Mon
day. He also filed with the State
Board of Elections on Monday,*
His statement follows, in part.
“It is still .more than six months
before the primary and I do not
contemplate beginning at this
time any intensive campaign.xxx
In the course of the course of the
campaign next spring, I shall en
deavor to visit every section of
the State and will discuss the pro
blems of greatest concern tb the
people of the State and Nation.
During .my term of office as
Governor of North Carolina 1 en
deavored to serve the people of
the State to the best of my abil-
iity. That record is before the
people XXX The progress made
is a matter of record, On this
record and upon a pledge of con
tinued, active interest in x x x
causes of vital concern, I shall con
fidently submit my candidacy to
The people of the State will de
termine whether or not my exper
ience and service as governor, le
gislator and in other public cap
acities qualify me to serve as
their representative in the Senate
of the United States." My cam
paign will be addressed to the
people. Guibernatoriial appoint
ment, under the statute, has fill
ed the temporary vacancy caused
by death; but only the people by
their votes can decide who will
represent them in the Senate for
the full term.
If I am nominated and elected,
as I confidently expect to be, I
will owe no allegiance except to
the people. T o their service and to
the national welfare I -will ded
icate aU the energy and ability
REA CO-OP HOLDS SEVENTH
ANNUAL MEET; HEARS UMSTEAD
JUDGE CHESTER MORRIS
TO HOLD CRIMINAL
AND CIVIL TERM
Judge Chester Morris, of Curri
tuck, will be the presiding judge
at the Noventber term of Hoke
County Superior court which con
venes here ^it ten o’clock next
Monday morning, November 10,
for the trial of criminal and civil
cases. ‘Ibis will be the second time
Judge 'Morris has been here, hav
ing been on Ihe bench at'the A-
Clerk of the Court John Cam
eron was unable tjKsay yesterday
whether or not court would be
held on Tuesday, which is Ar
mistice day. Court was recessed
on Novemebr 11 last year, but it
was on Monday then and falling
on Tuesday this year puts iit
right in the middle of the term.
About ten criminal cases are
on the docket and about a dozen
civil cases, six of them divorce
cases. Criminal cases will be tri
ed first as usual.
One murder case is on the doc
ket, that in which Johnny Morri
son, local colored man, is charged
with the fetal shooting of Matt
hew Graham, also colored^ in
a ruckus' at- a beer hall north of
Raeford on the night of Friday,
Nine members of the last grand
jury will serve and tiiere will be
nine new ones. 43 jurors have
been drawn and three women
are inclu(^ed. Of 10 women drawn
last term none served on a jury.
The jury list follows.
Neill A. McFadyen, Jim 'Wil
liamson, John McKay Blue, L. C.
StewartWoodrow Wilson, B. F.
Overto'^^JTVT. Maultsby, John W.
McPhaul, L. Phillips, E. L.
Peele, Archie Byrnes, Bob Parks,
H. W. Ellis, J. B. Mays, John D.
Black, J. Roy Stewart, Smith Mc
lnnis, Duncan Blue, Lacy McNeill,
Melvin McDowell, O. C. Sanders,
D. L. Moss, Edward Jarrell, A. A.
Graham, -J. T. Dean, Jay McKen
zie, Alton Potter, O. B. Israel,
Malbern Edge, J. E. Wood, Ever-
ette F. McBryde, Mrs. W. L. Maul
tsby, D. R. Huff, W. N. McFadyen,
Miss Mary Lee MoMUian, Mrs.
W. L. Poole, W. B. Beckwith, Car-
son Clippard, Stanley Adcox, D.
M. McDougald, James T. Blue,
W. C. Sellers, and P. R. Cloer.
DEBT LIMIT INCREASED;
OF HEAD OFFICE
Is Buried Here
The rat control ;^ampaign -will
be conducted in Hoke'County pn
Wednesday, November 19th. Or
ders must be in the county agfet’s
office by November 16. The bait
is prepared the day of the cam
paign, and put up in three pound
packages for $1.00. Red Squill is
the. killing agent, and therefore
is not poison to domestic animals.
f ( Continued on pa|e 4 )
Mrs. .Mary Gidlis McLauchlin,
(wife of Daniel A. McLauchlin
of Vass, died at Moore County
hospital at 9:50 Wednesday morn
ing, October 23, after an illness
of about ten days.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at the home in Vass at three
o’clock Thursday afternoon and
she was buried in the family plot
in the Raeford" cemetery.
Surviving is her husband and
one sister, Mrs. W. F. Waiters, of
SQUARE DANCE AT
It was announced this week
that the fiirst of a series of square
dances would be heki at the Ar
mory here next Wednesi^y night,
Novemiber 12, from eight until
midnight. The musk will be fur
nished by one of the county’s fin
est string bands, according to Dan
Mclnnis, and the proceeds of^the
affair will go to the unit fund
of Battery “A”, local National
Guard outfit which is presently
occupying the armory.
The Lumbee'^ Ri-ver Elec'tric
Membership Corpo.’-ation .at its
seventh annual .meeting here yes
terday, elected its new- Board of
directors for the - coming year,
voted to increase the debt limi
tation from SI.500,000 to $5,-
000,000 and aathorized the board
of directors to move the princi
pal office building from Raeford
to Red Springs when the proposed
office building is available.
Approximately four hundred
members and their friends attend-
ied the meeting. This compared
with approximately 200 at the last
meeting a year ago.
The present board of directors
were all reelected with the ex
ception of Lambert Lewis, of
Pembroke, who was repia-ced by
Perry Leggett of Fairmont. Mr.
Leggett was elected in order to
achieve a better territorial repre
sentation on the board.
The principal speaker at the
rrieeting was United Stat-es Sena
tor William B. Umstead of Dur
ham, who talked about rural e-
lectrification and what the gov
ernment has done and is doing
for the rural people in both rural
electrification and in the field of
The meeting was called to or
der by C. A. .\i:ord. Presfflent,
who also reported .an the work_„
accompIishecTSy the co-c-p durSig
the past year. The cooperative is
now operating 900 miles of Line .
and serving 3000 rural consumers
in the counties of Hoke, Robeson,
Scotland and Cumberland; of the
total of 51,082,349.03 borrowed
fnom^the Rural Electrification
Administration since July 3, 1940,
it has repaid $32,72329 of princi
pal and interest including $21,-
340.64 paid in advance of the date
Many attendance prizes were
drawn by lucky winners including
the Maytag washing machine won
by Effie J. McCall of Route 3, Red
Springs, electric iron by W. M.
Brock of Route 2, Raeford, heat
ing pad by Mrs. L. M. Chason,
Lumber Bridge. The prizes drawn
by proxy mailed in were a fan
by F. A. Humphrey, Route 2, Red
Springs; electric fence unit, Mar
tin T. BfcKinnon, Route 2, Laur-
inburg; and trouble lamp by Sad
dle Tree Grange.
The steady growth of RBA-
financed cooperatives during the
past 12 years has developed a
firm foundation for better and
more complete rural electrifica
tion in the future for Nwrth Car
olina and the nation. Senator
The Senator predicted that REA
groups and private power com
panies will’ continue to expand
fheir services until they have ser
ved most of the farm, non-farm
rural homes and rural establish
ments in their areas and "he point
ed out that the growth of tiie ru
ral electrification prq^ram has
stimulated the expansion of rural
service by private power com
panies, whose lines now are ser
ving many thousands of farmers.
North Carolina reflets the pro
gress resulting from the sound
business methods and planning of
the federal rural electrification pro
gram, he said. "When the program
began in 1935, there were appro
ximately 1,884 miles of electric
distribution lines serving 11,588
rural customers. Today there are
over 45,000 miles ’of power lines
serving more than 246,000 rural
customers in North Carolina.
The Liumbee River organization
was praised by the Senator for
“the fine job of rural electrifi
cation you have done in this sec
tion of the state. It is a genuUM
tribute to your will and detvRnin-
ation to jbring to your l||;oma8 aod
fam^ the coaveaieaeo»%n(i btft'
efiti of electricity.”