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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
SCHOOL news!
By K. A. MacDonald
Tonight the Key Club of Hoke
High will be guests of the local
Kiwanis club. At the banquet to
be h»ld in honor of the boys the
Key Club charter will be present
ed. An interesting program has
been ' arranged. J. M. Andrews,
principal of the Mildouson school
^ill make the address of the ev
ening. Mr. Andrew’s is noted for
his interest in young people and
also for his ability to make a most
pleasing and instructive addre^.
The Hoke High lunchroom has
just received an A grade rating
from the sanitarian.
On Moniday Mrs. Ruria Shelton
of Raeford Graded school fac
ulty and K. A. MacDonald attend
ed the first meeting of the State
Educational Commission Com
mittees. Mrs. Shelton is a mem
ber of the fiftance c(}mmittee and
Mr. MacDonaid is a member of
the resource committee. The 13
conunjittees set up by the com
mission are charged with making
a detailed survey of education in
all its phases and reporting to the
Education Commission who fwill
use the findings of these commit
tees in its report to the legislature
of 1949.
A new shipment of 225 bags of
Irish potatoes has been received
for the school.’lunchroom that are
on the state lunch program. 90
cases of tomato juice was received
last week.
Graile Mothers of the Raeford
Graded school held a meeting at
the school building yesterday af
The Hoke-iRaeford PTA is put
ting on a membershiip drive dur
ing the last half of the month. If
■yoM haven’t joined be sure and
do so.
Miss Miriam Watson, guidance
counselor at Hoke High, reports
that the guidance program is get
ting under way with good results.
Miss Watson also reports that all
of last years seniors have been
written to and that-she has had
replies from practically all of
Glen Gray Bieind
Will Play At
Armory .Dec. 17
Long known for their smooth,
sophisticated dance rhythms,
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma
Orchestra are coming Mq the Rae
ford Armory December 17, 1947,
under the sponsorship of Ameri
can Legion Post No. 72 of Aber
Presenting the exquisite musi
cal patterns that have earned
them widespread acclaim, Glen
Gray and the Casa Loma orches
tra bring with them the recent
popular and ever-beloved stand
ard tunes in -a pleasant, melodious
Batoneered by tall, handsome
Glen Gray, the Casa' Loma or
chestra is distinctive for its ver
satility. First of the leading swing
bands—three years before Benny
Goodnian’s rise to fame—the Caca
Loma instrumentalists are noted
for their terrific change of pace
from romantic ballads to widd
bounce tunes.
This all-star orchestra has ap
peared at the leading entertin-
ment places of the country, and has
been seen in such motion pictures
as “Jam Session” for Columbia
and “Smoke Rings” for Universal.
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Tobacco Exports
To Be Discussed
In Washington
Miss' Graldine Maxwell, North
Carolina Student Nurse and a
former graduate of Hoke County
High School, visited the high
school Wednesday. She made: a
talk to the girls of both junior and
senior classes and to one section
of the ninth grade English class.
Miss Maxwell pointed out the re
quirements and qualifications of
tho^e entering the nursing profes
sion. She also spoke informally
concernimg the training and an?
swered questions asked by the
Approximately one hundred and
seventy-fiv*. boys and girls at
tended the barnyand dance in the
high school gymnasium Friday
evening. This program was spon
sored by the Raeford-Hoke PTA.
Mr. Melvin and his newly organ-
ked string band, furnished the
music. Mesdames N. B. Blue, I^.
B. Sinclair, Lewis Upchurch, and
Arthur D. Gore served as chape
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Tobacco state legislators and
representatives of all branches of
the industry will meet in Wash
ington today for an attempt to'
work out a program looking to
ward increased exports.
Plans for the meeting to last
two-days., were announced as se-'
cretary Anderson of the Agri
culture Department revealed ^lat
the quota reductions-, for next
year would be between 25 and 30
per cent. Formal announcement
will be made within a few days,
he said.
Both the Burley and flue-cured
markets will be represented at
the meeting.
The list of organizations plan
ning to take part was announced
as: The Bright Belt Warehouse,
The Stabilization Corporation,
Tobacco Exporters’ '..Association,
The Burley Tobacco Association,
and the Toibacco Association of
the United States.
Tobacco men there for a con
ference yesterday agreevd that the
British bah on further Tobacco
imports had not hurt the flue-
cured markets as badly as had
been feared.
Large Industry Operates Briefly
In Hoke County; Ceases Suddenly
According, to Sheriff D. H. Hod-
gin and his deputies and others a-
round here who have seen several
of them, the largest whiskey still
ever operated in this county ran
at a site on Puppy Creek about
one-half mile beloiw the Fred
Johnson pond for about two weeks
prior to Th^arrival of the sheriff
and his' deputies on the afternoon
of Wednesday of last week.
Sheriff Hodgin says that when
they approached the still it was
being operated by four men, all
of whom managed to jump into
the creek and escape. The officers
put the still out of action and
have since apprehended one per?
son they beleive to have been
connected with the operation.
The still was a mammouth
affair with two 500-gallon yats
for the making of whiskey and a
boiler. For storage' of mash there
were about 36 vats of about 300
gallons each. The capacity of the
plant, according to Sheriff Hod-
gin, was from 350. to 50f) gallons
of whiskey a day and he stated
that it had apparently been ope
rated on a 24-hour basis.
^he sheriff had little to. say a-
bout the progress of the investiga
tion of flie operators of the still,
for obvious reasons, ‘but he did
state that it was being operated
by interests from outside this
county. He said that his office
was hopeful of more definite in
formation for publication by next
President Crawford Thomas, of
the Raeford Chamber of Comm
erce, stated yesterday that the
Chamber did not induce this in
dustry to locate in Hoke County.
U. M. T. Advocates
Are Encouraged
, . The PTA membership drive be-
gs^n- in the high school Wednesday
b/ ',i;..apd will close next Wednesday,
b. A, prizd is offered to the pupil se-
%r, j' ,cj^ing; the • mprt members. Mrs.
Mfs.'J. C. Mc-
^(^^Lean are in charge of the
members of the Wild Life
Iv-i plub' saw the film “Big-jFish*’ at
^.iheir regular meeting Tuesday.
Mr. Gibson is faculty adviser to
.■^’d-'^heiclub...-, ■, . - ,
The Varsity Club k sponsoring
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North Carolina farmers have
sold more tobacco so far this year
than they had at this time last
year, but their Income has been
reduced by nearly $59,000,090.
The state department of agricul
ture reported that through Octo
ber 31, tobacco groTjfers of the
state had sold a total of 68i6,480,-
383 pounds, for which they re
ceived. $295,095,2(10 an average of
$42.99 a hundred, pounds. In the
same period of last year, the pro
ducers marketed 678,040,17
pounds for an average
or a total of $358,9011,203
Congressional advocates of uni
versal military training believe
the foreign economic crisis has
strengthened their hand.
While they do not plan to press
for action during the current spe
cial session, they feel that con
gress may be willing early next
year to make every able-bodied
young male citizen eligible for
compulsory military training.
“There has always been a need
for it,” said Rep. Vinson (D-Ga),
top minority member of the house
armed service ' committee. “What
has happened in Europe in recent
months has mau'e that need more
The armed services committee
das^ summer recommended that
congress enact training legislation,
but the issue did not reach the
floor of either chamber for de
“We do not intend to ask or
it during the special session,” Vin
son said. “But it certainly will be
called up early in 1948. If ever
there was a necessity to be pre
pared for any eventuality, it is
There will be a union worship
service at the Raeford Presbsrter-
iian church on Thanksgiving Day,
November 27, at 9:30 a. m. Rev.
W. B. Heyward, pastbr, will de
liver the.; sermon.
Business houses of the town
have not indicated their intention
to close but one day for the holi
day, so it is assumed- that they
will be closed on Thursday only.
File For Social
Security Benefits
Don’t lose Social Security bene
fits by delaying the filing of your
All .wage earners, who have
worked in employment covered
by the Social Security Act, upon
attaining their 65th birthday
should call at the nearest field
office of the Social Security Ad
ministration to inquire about ben
efits. Those who meet the re
quirements should file a claim
regardless of whether or not they
expect to continue working in
covered employment. If claims
are filed • promptly ulSbn attain
ment of age 65 there can be no
possible loss of benefits to wage
Survivors of- deceased wage
earners, regardless of the age of
the ifeceased, should also call at
the nearest Social Security Of
fice regarding benefiits which may
be payable to them under the So
cial Security Act. This includes
survivors of veterans of World
War II, since under certain con
ditions survivors of veterans . not
covered by the law may be eligi
ble for benefits under the 1946
Amendments to the Social Secur
ity Act.
All claims must be filed as
benefits are not automatic.
If you are a wage earner age
65 or the survivor of a deceased
wage earner and have not filed
your claim — don’t delay — file
your claim now.
The field office of the Social
Security Administration nearest
you is located ;n the Huske Build
ing, Fayetteville, N. C.
12 Defendants Pay
Oi^Tuesday In
Recorder’s Court
In recorders court Tu
morning a two-week accu
tion of twelve defendants
Judge Henry McDiarmi, f.
variety of misdemeanors, ar.
paid the costs and some paid
as well.
Six defendants got 30 days eactit
to be suspended- on payment^ m.
the costs for violating the rd
laws. They were Charles F. W
liams, John Davis, Emmitt Your
Henry Williams, Neill Purcell a
Jennings Maultsby.
Leroy McLean, colored, paid
the costs for driving without
driver’s license and paid $100 and
the costs for driving drunk. Sen?
fences of one and three months,
respectively, were suspended.
George King, white tourist of
tion Meetings
[e Announced
a 30-day sen-
tenece suspen^d on payment oi
the costs fnmcareless and reckless
EhKeiX Gordon, white, in two
cases for/-driving without driver’s]
license und careless and reckless
driving got 30 days suspended on
payment of the costs in the first
and 30 days suspended on pay
ment of $10 and the costs m the
John Henry Johnson, colored,
paid a fine of $25 and the costs
for speeding. Sentence of 30 days
was suspended.
Jetty Smith, colored, got 30
days suspended on payment of the
costs for violating the prohibition
William McLean, colored, got
30 days suspended on paymer
the costs f^r speeding.
L, me i/iu-
of $5>2^
3. /
Mecklenburg county leaped to
the top in AjB.^,. liquor sales dur
ing the first month in which stor
es were operated! there.
The stdte A. C board report
ed that during October—the fiyst
fidl month A^.Ci st(wes wefe op
erated in Meciklenburg-^that li
quor sales at the seveti Mecklen-
butig store? totaled $878,907.60.
Opening of the Mecklenburg
stores resulted in a rec»d-bre!^-
ing total of $4,257,638.99 worth of
liquor being sold in the state’s
AMX2. counties during October
$l,219,206jf9 more than Seplem-
anidi $.731,868.54 more than in
October last year.
The Rev. W. L. Maness, before
he departed for his new work at
Gibson this week, called the
paper’s attention to the fact that
there were only 200 members re-
ceive^d into the church while he
was here, instead of.
There will be a singing school
at the Church of God, at the
lower end of the Mill village near
James Thames’ store, beginning
Monday night, November 24, 1947.
It will bS conducted by the Rev.
C. F.. Tedder of King’s Mountain;
Army To Recall
Reserve Members
jrs in Hoke County will
'notices .within the next
Is about annual election
^unity and county farm-
littees, T. D. Potter,
of the Hoke County
ral Conservationn (A-
iLttee, said today,
the county’s 8 farming
fCs will elect' three
iman and two alter-
/ell as a delegate to the
invention where the
county committee will
Announcement of the
Ates, hours and places
.the elections are now
Br said that approxi-
farmers are eligible
le elections this year,
aers are those who
kting iin the 1947 Ag-
pservation Program,
a contract with the
Insurahee Corpora-
^ludes owners, ope-
and sharecroppers,
ig the coming elec-
er urged all farm-
pntitled to vote to
Immunity meetings,
litteemen are re-
Jeveloping, adapt-
listering national
-mogf' IocaI p«^ ^
it is important
plected really re-
ce of the major-
the conimunity.
The Department -of the Army
has authorized the recall to active
duty of member; of the Enlisted
Reserve. Corps' on a voluntary
basis for not more than 12 months
nor less than six months for es
cort duty in conjunction with the
return of World War II dead 'to
this country for burial..
fAppIicaiAs must possess the
following qualifications:
Meet current requirements for
enlistment in the Regular Army;
have a mimimum A.G.C.T of 85:
be of grade 5 or higher: be high
school graduates; have an excel
lent character; have no disciplin
ary record; have a prepossessing
appearance; and have had World
War II ser-vic^.
Applications should be submit
ted to Capt. Paul Miller and
1st Lt. A. V.„ Flock, 0.cR. C. unit
instructors, in Fayetteville
These officers will interview ap
plicants from Bladen, Cumber
land, Hoke, Harnett, Lee, Moore,
Robeson, Sampson and Scotland
They may call at the office in
person or send a post-card or may
telephone and will be called upon
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in Guest
F. M. C.
Mrs; P.
Pi;'-es wiUO^'
a:'.!iual hpn'*-
The mo|»ia8
held in tb^
H o’cijck.C^®
lin of Southern
speaker at the
ig day at Flora'
on' Saturday,
will include **
and greeflli""'
ing of She
will folj
lege at
in the d
after lunchedif
college facu^
the alumnae'^
the college pi
ogram will be
.auditorium at
; morning, and
ram of music
business meet-
i alumnae and
of the col-
jJck luncheon
Jfers of the
guests of
fee hour in
The Hoke County ■ senooL
football team takes the field for
the last time this season at Ar
mory park here tomorrow after
noon. The kickoff has been set for
1:45 P. M. in order that tfta en
tire student body may attend.
School busses will run after the
game.- The visiting team will be
from Lu.mberfon High school.
In last Friday’s game here the »
Bucks managed to squeeze out a
six to nothing win over Rowland
High. Tne first half was scoreless’'
with Rowland threatening to score
in th second quarter and Losing
the ball on downs -on the Hoke
ten-yard Ime.
The Bucks go: their one tally
and the only one of the game ear
ly in the third quarter when full
back John D. McMillan began
ripping off long gains through
the Rowland line. He finally
crossed standing up for the score.
McMillan carried, the ball on a
line plunge for the point after,
but the visitors’ forward wall h’dd.
Rowland threatened in . the
closing minutes of. the game with
several completed passes and at
the final gun had the ball on the
Hoke twenty.
W. L. Pod
real estate'
another fieit
row when he
sale here,
the McEac^ri;
Main street al[
stated in these coli
New Mej
To Assume
Nitiesln Raeford
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Th Rev. and Mrs. P. b. Lee ar
rived in Raeford yesterday and
took up their residence in the
■Methodist parsonage on Main
street. They came from Stantpns-
b&rg, in, Wilson county, where
Mr. Lee has been pastor of the
Methodist church' for the past
four years; Prior to that' he was
at Clayton and before that he
was at Maxton for four- years.
Mr. Lee is a natiive of Clin
ton, and graduated from Trinity
College (now Duke) in 1923. He
took post graduate courses at
Southern Methodist University
and attended Union Theological
Seminary in ffew York. Mrs. Lee
was before her marriage Sliss
Bernice Buck, of‘ Lake Charles,
La. She was a Tester’s assistant
in Durham when Mr, Lee was in
school there.
Mr. and Mrs. have two
children, bodi sods. They are
Robert E., who is a teacher and
athletic coach at Aberdeen^ High
school) and Charles O. who Is a
sophomore at Eastern Carolina
Teachers college, dt Greenville.
(Mr. Lee will serve the Raeford
Methodist church and Parker’s
Methodist church as minister. He
is not exactly a stranger here,
as he has hunted deer in the coun
ty several times while he was
pastor of the Maxton church. On
one of these oocasioiu he was der
prived of a shirttail for hay^ a
gun with -a waving muxtle.
t^JdeaKb^-tkmds are beiiiig taken
at a good rate. . ’
He wishes to impress everyone
with the fact that the drive vviiU
end at noon tomorrow and he re
quests all bond salesmen to cover
{heir territories by that time. He
urges all who are interested in
stamping out T. B. to buy a bond
in the denomination best suited
to their means.
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J, B. McIntyre, manager of the
Raeford Theatre, announced yes
terday that the installation of a
new thermostatically controlle
gas heating system had been com
pleted at the theatre. He said thaii
the system is much better than
the one it replaces and that the
temperature in the building .'is
now much more even and easier
to controL'
R.eports fro.u -jther
where wheat is gi-.a-.v;- re^-ea: ,t;:at
the crop ntay 'oe c-:).cs:..-ierably
shorter t-han last year. Adverse
weather cor.ditioris have ‘dslaye-i
planting in the heavy wheat
growing areas. Weather c.i.-.d.-
ditions have not been favorable
here, but farmers shoul-d be ready
to pu: in the crop just as sco.n as
soil conditions permit.
The overall gram stock; and
outlook for gram next year ;hai-
lenge every farmer to out
some grain cpp. -The anticipated
'tobacco acreage br-
reductio.n in
ings about, new problems. What
can be done '.vith these acres?
That is for the individual farmer
to decide. Certainly part of it
should b planted to small grain.
The agrici
Bureau of; thV
partmei^ of
figures this
ning inKoke^
report hows
t0i2 ba 5 of cotton gi
count} rotn the crop otifgT prior
to No' mber 1, 1947 gg coinpared
Wi^ 679 bales ginned.
veaoabi 1, 1946. .T^-
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Th town of Etaeford acquired
a ne 1947 Ford car for the use
of th police force in the last few
days 0 those that figure to run
awa: ix>m a Raeford jAoliceman
inay tO take notice thgt toca;
will ijetting harder.
The L'.nited States Civil Ser.'ice
Co.m.mission announces an exami
nation for appointment to position
of Tobacco Inspector. The posi
tions will be open, in all Flue-
Cured and Burley tobacco grow
ing states.
To qualify for the position, ap
plicants must have had from 3
to 6 full seasons of experience in
the handling or marketing of to
bacco. College study in Agricul-
ure, Business Administration,
onomics, or Marketing may be
stituted for part of the requk-
“general” experience. No writ-
test is required. Application
st be received in the Commis
sion’s "VYashington office "not later
than December 10. 1947. AppL-
cation blanks can be secured fro.m.
most first or second class post
offices, or U. S. Civil' Service
Commission, Washington 25, D. C.
Prevent forest fires. Saw tim
ber is becoming more scarce each
day in this section. Fires, retard
the growth of timber by burning
the natural fertility on the soB,
and by burning the growing part
of the tree. Fires kill untold num
bers of trees and often leave live
trees in a weaker condition so
that bugs feed on and kill them.
Fire prevention is something to
practice the year-round.
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Most sicknesses of hogs take
place after they are put in the
fattening lot. It usually comee a-
bout because the hogs are not fed

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