Through the cooperation of the
Hoke County Health Department,
the Welfare Department and the
State B,!;n:; Commission there
will -be.an eye clinic tor white
children held here in the county
office budding on next Wednes
day and ThursdaV, December 1-0
and 11. Arrangements are being
made to get all children who. need
'their eyes e.xamined and pre
scribed ''lor in to the clinic. It is
hoped that parents will cooper
ate and have their children at-
' tend. Arrangements for the .com
fort and care of the children are
beiihg rnadie by the health, wel
fare and school authorities. A
clinic for colored children will be
held fn January or February.
The Raeford Graded school fac
ulty andi student body - wish to
thank the PTA for the record
player with records that has just
been delivered to the school. This
gift wirfi help the school in its
music and music appreciation
courses, and also give a great deal
of pleasure to the student body.
Miss Ollie Biggs is still out of
school on account of serious ill
ness in her home. Mrs. D. B. Mc-
Fadyen is still substituting for her.
We hope that Miss Biggs’ father
will soon be improved enough for
her to return to’ her wofk. Mrs.
McFadyen’s help in the emergen
cy is appreciated.
The Board of Education met in
regular session Monday night.
W. T, Gibson, principal of Hoke
High, was guest speaker at the
Shiloh Men of The Church meet
ing last nightl'
K. A. MacDonald, county sup
erintendent, is attending the su
perintendent’s winter work con
ference being held in Wilmington
yeesteivday, tod^y and tomorrow.
All schools in the ^county are.
winding up the junior Red Cross
enrollment campaign. It is hoped
that v,/e will be able to make Hoke
County 100 percent, and that the
enrcJlinent will be completed by
The members of the Fourth Dis
trict of the North Carolina High
School- Athletic Association, re
presenting 32 high schools, met
Tue.sday of this week in the Hoke
County Hiigh^ School. Mr, Kiser of
Hamlet is president of the asso
ciation. Plans were mapped out
for the athletic program for the
remainder of the year, and sche-
dd!^ were made for both basket
ball and football.
To Hold Funeral
For Sgt. Chason
At Lufhber Bridge
The body of Sta^ Sergeant
Daniel E. Chason, son'of Mr. and-
Mrs. J. Chason o| Lumber
Bridge, arrived in Fayetteville
Wednesday after being returned
from Europe. The remains 'will
rest at the Jam^ C. i^entz Mor
tuary here until Sijnday morning
when they will be moved to the
A military funeral will be con
ducted Suiiday afternoon at three
O’clock at the family cemetery
near the home. The service will
be in charge'of the local Ameri
can Legion post and the firing
squad will be fronv^he 82nd Air-
'borne ..division. The Rev. E. B.
Booker, paster of Eph^us Baptist
church, of which Sgt. Chason was
a member. i
He was borii n^r Lumber
Brjdge April 13, 1915 and was
killed in” action 'in Belgium’ on
December 21, 1944. He entered
service in 1940 with Company L,
30th bivision of Parkton. He was
wounded in France in August,
1944 and returned to tjje front in
Surviving are his parents; two
brothers, • Harold and: David; six
sisters, Mrs. John E. Conoly, Rae
ford, Mrs. Ben McBryde, Red
Springs, Mrs. Floyd Haywood,
Candor, Mrs. Billy Crawley,
Boorie, Mrs. John Delaney, Wash
ington, D. C., and Miss Catherine
Chason of Lumberton.
Colored School News
S. Gaston principal of Up
church school was a visitor to
Raleigh on Wednesday.
p.;C]ow. is the enrollment, ■ aver-
'age" daily attendance and .percent
age in'- attendance for the colored
schools second month: New Hppe
57, 5.3.(j, 94.-1; McFarland 32, 28..5,
90:''Laurcl Hill 110, 9.1.8, 87: Brid
ges Grove 53, 45, 86; Bowmore
104, SG.8, 84.6; Lilly's Chapel 54,
4.5.8, S4; Rockfish Colored 61, 46,
83.7; Upoh-urch Elementary -.522',
43.5.4, 83.4; Upciurch High 214,
169.6, 80.1; Bur;in|ton 173, 138,
79.9; Fryes Mission 77, 58.9, 79.8;
friendship 54, 43, 79.6; Timber-
land 54, 42.8, 79; Shady Grove 44,
33.4, 76; Buffalo 74, 55.8, 75.4;
‘ White Oak 83, 57.3, 74; Edin
burg 32, 23.7, 74; Peachmond 44,
24.9, 66.7; Piney Bay 39, 24.3, 62.2;
Freedom' 1-11, 65.3, 58; Millside,
54, 35, 46. Indians Schools: Anti
och Indian 53, 50.6, '95.4; Mace
donia 60, 51, 88.5.
-By Juhe 'so, 1947, more than
T.800,000 rural consumers ■^re
receiving electric service fro'rh
REA-financed distribution sys
Five ■ local farmers have been
nominated for candidates for
Hoke Cblinty Soil Conservation
Committee according to Mr'. Carl
A. Riley, Supervisor of the Pee
Dee-Cape Fear Soil Conservation
District. These men will be voted
on in an election to be held the
week of December 1 to 6, 1947,
as provided by changes made in
the State Soil Conservation Dis
trict law by the last-Legislature.
The three men receiving the high
est number of votes will be elect-
The candidates are: W. J. Coats,
David Liles, R. E. Neeley, R. D.
Strother and C. L. Thomas.
The Soil Conservation Comihit-
tee . will, have the responsibility
of representing the people of this
county and developing and direct
ing a soil conservation, program.
The chairman of this . committee
will represent this county on the
Pee Dee-Cape Fear Soil Conser
vation" District Board of Super-
yisors. The committee will set up
annual soil conservation goals and
with assistance from personnel
of agricultural agencies develop
plans for meeting these goals. In
short, they will provided a medium
through which any agency, o:
ganization, or individual interest'
ed irr^oll conservation can -wo:
in reaching the farmers’ of >nis
The candidate receivimg' the
highest number of votes serves
for a period of three years; the
nc.xt • highest a period ^of two
years, and the third hi^?iest for
one ' year. Caniidjites are'nomi
nated by submitt’ng a petition to
the State Sol?''Conservation. Com
mittee in Raleigh. The signature
of 25 qualified voters residing
with:;:i the county are necessary to
place a name in nomination.
High Prices For Milk
Tar Heel farmers are now re
ceiving the highest cash income
form milk in the history of the
State, and 1947 returns are - ex
pected to exceed, by a substanr-
tial aAiount, the 1946 record-
brea-king total of $29,574,000, says
J. A.' Are^, in charge of Dairy
ing for' the State College Exten
, Tlje -growing importance of the
milk industry to thy State's Ec-
( Continuea oh page 4 )
A letter from Congressman
C. B. Deane this week advises
that the name of Hhe po^ office
at^thb Sanatorium m this coun
ty will be changed from Sana
torium, N. C. to “McCain, N.
C.,” in honor of Ithe late Dr. |
P^ul P. iMcCain, W'ho was for]
many years superintendent of
the institution before his tra
gic deajh in a motor accident
The change will be effective
January 1, 1948, according to
Mr. Deane, who also express
ed his gratification that the
Post Office Department had
seen fiV- tio extend this deserved
recognition to Dr. McCain.
John S. Hendricks
DEATH COMES AFTER
ILLNESS OF OVER
John Sanders Hendricks, 66-
year-old native of Campbell
County, •'Virginia, and longtime
resident of this community, pass
ed away at his home here early
Monday morning after having
been ill since February—nine
months and three weeks.
Mr. Hendricks was born in
Virginia September 25, 188a but
carpe to this community at an
early age after his father’s death
and made his home wifh his un
cle, the late J. W. Barnard. In his
young manhood he worked with.
Mr. Barnard in the sawmill bus
iness and in 1918 he be(pame a
miller with the Upchurch Milling
& Storage company here, a posi
tion he hel;' from that time, until-
his'final illness. He was a mem-
.ber of the Woodmen of the World
and of the Raeord Presbyterian
church. He was married to the
former Miss Patty McCormick,
who survives him.
Funeral services were condJefed
at the Presbyterian church Tues
day afternoon at three o’clock by
the Rev. William B. Heyward,
pastor. Burial was in the Raeford
Surviving in addition to Mrs.
Hendricks are ■ his mother, Mrs.
W. W. Ware, of Lynchburg, Vir
ginia; two brothers, Joe Hendricks
of Lynchburg and Glenn Hen
dricks of Gretna. Virginia.
Mrs. Delia McLauchlin Mc
Duffie died siiddenl’;. at her home
here yesterday of a heart at
tack. She was 79 years of age and
was in good 'ncalth for her years. I
Funeral services will be con-^l
ducted from the honre at three-!
thirty o’clCL-i; this afternoon by |
the Rev. Wiliiain B. Heyward,:
pastor of tile Raeford Presbyter
ian church, of which Mrs. Me-;
Duffie was a nie:r.be^ Burial will
follow in the Raefo,;/l cemetery.
■ Mrs. McDi.il'ie born in the
Antjoclj section i\[ay 29, 1868 when
that section 'vas a part -of .Robe
son county, and she has spent
her life in this section.
Her first husband was the late
Ardh Graha'm, who • died . about
forty years .-ago. Of this union
four children survive. They are
A. A. Graham and Miss Lona
Graham of Raeford, Mrs. Dougald
Newton of Faison and W. H. Gra
ham of Raleigh. -
Mrs. McDuffie’s second hus
band, 1#r?'late Murdock McDuffie,
preceded her to the grave by
more than 25 years. One
Murdock McDuffie, survives.
John T. Walters
Dies Qn Saturday
Of Wreck Injuries
FUNERAL SUNDAY P. M.
McLean Catches 8
Lay Day Hunting
Eight hunters were apprehend
ed for Hunting on a closed day by
H. R. MdLean District Game Pro
tector last Friday. Carl Morris,
CecM Morris, N. H. Upchurch, C.
Fv^^Upchurch, all of New Hill, N.‘
C. and W. P. Barrier of Hender
son, were fined five dollars each
and the cost, by Justice of the
Peace Barrington, for' hunting
Bryan Upchurch was only
warned as to the Taws on hunt
ing, he being under sixteen years
D. H. McIntosh of.Sai'^ord and
Henry McPhaul of Red Springs
were founa bird hunting. McIn
tosh was taxed ten dollars- and
cost. McPhaul was found to pos
sess an improper license, he be
ing a resident of Robeson and
hunting- under a county license
issued for Hoke. He vvas fined
fifteen dollars and the cost of
All licenses or hunting were re-
voked and the game given JtO sick
j people. / '
Another Serious l^ecorder Fines
Accident Occurs Nine Defendants
To Hold Peanut
Referendum Dec. 9
In Hoke County
On Tuesday, December 9, pea
nut farmers will say “yes” or
“no'’ to marketing quotas on their
1948, 1949, and 1950 crops.
In discussing the coming refer
endum, T. D. Potter, chairman of
the County Agricultural Concer-
vation Committee, made it clear
that all persons engaged in the
production of more than on.^p acre
of pe€Tnuts in 1947 are eligible to
vote. “This includes fenants7 share
croppers, .and ownei-s who -share
in the prp.ceeds-tif the 1947 crop,”
Tiic chairman gave the follow
ing picture of what farmers-may
expect as. a result of the refer-
end-iim: "ll t-wp-thirds of those
voting approve quotas” he said,,
-‘all^peanuts produced in 1948 om
a farm that is not over planted
to peanuts will be el-.t'gible for a
loan or other price support at 90
percent of -parity. Peanuts pro
duced over and abov’e the farm
marketing quotas will be subject
to a penalty. If more thhn one-
third of those 'Voting oppose quo
tas, the Only support which could
be available would "be on peanuts
sold for crushing for oil. This
support level is about 45 percent
of the parity price for edible pea
nuts.” • ■ . .
Hoke County peanut growers
will vote at the Hoke County AAA
office, Tuesday, DecemjDer 9. The
polls wjill be open from 8;00 A.
M. until 6:00 P. Iff.
N. C. Will Face
Shortage Of Oil
The North Carolina chairman
of the oil industry's public rela
tions committee today advised
Carolinians who heat their homes
with oil that thereTTray be a short
age this winter afid they had bet
ter Till their tanks now.
"F. J. Whitehurst of Charlotte
said in a statement the entire
Eastern seaboard area faces a
fuel shortage, because of lack of
transportation facilities from oil
Whitehurst said this is the oil
industry's four-p^int plan to
siretch available supplies:
1. Drive in a more conservative
manner and take eood caye of
2. Fill and keep filled fuel oil
tanks for use at peak demand.
.3. Maintain-^... moderate home
tcn-iperatures, with 70 degrees ^
good thermostat figure.
4. Check oil burners. M^ny are
outmoded and use more oil than
Most of the East Coast oil sup
ply comes in tank ships to Atlan
tic pprts, Whitehurst said. 'Strikes
in ship repair yards, and steel
shortages that have, caused delay
in building more tank truck? con-
triibute to.the fuel oil shortage, he
Don’t forget to put in-that small
grain crop just as. sodn as soil
conditions permit. The grain crop
i^ badly needed if ^e to main-;
tain the progress nfade,' in live-*
Joim Thomas Walters, poinilar
y^u'.'.L, caretaker of tlfe Federal
p’/o-perty here' for the Xatlonal
Gu;’,.d. died at 42;15 last Sat'Ur-
ciay ;r. ..rning from injuries re
ceive;! 'xvhen We car in w'hich he
',vas ri-Sttg^'vvith Williani Lentz
w'as wrecked at Sanatorium. Wal
ters suffered several injuries, in-
ciuding broken leg and hip a.nd
severe skull fractures w'hich were
probably, the injuries-that proved
fatal. He did not regain conscious
ness in the time he lived after the
He W'as 30 years of age, having
been born on September 23, 1917.
He~vv^ a son of Mr. and Mrs* J,,
A. Walters of Raeord. He was
born and reared in this commun
ity. He was inducted Ipto the army
with the National Gi;^rd unit here
in 1940 and.|^ served with the uniit/
for two years in Curacao, BWI.
He was a mechanic by trade and
was employed- by the government
at the Laurinburg-Maxton air
base after leaving the service. Hi
April, 1947 he began his work for
the government at the armory
here, which position he held un
til his death. Hfe. was a tnember
IJu Iv I
of the local post of the Veterans of
of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services were eonduct-
at • three o’clock Sunday after
noon at the Raeford Presbyterian
church by the Rev. W. B. Hey
ward, pastor, assisted by the.Rev.
Thomas Fry. pastor of Red Springs
Presbyterian church. Burial was
in the Rael'or-.i cemetery!
Surviving in addition to his
parents are his widow, the for-'
mer Miss Marguerite Clark of
Red S'prings, and one son, John
Thomas, Jr.: five, sisters, Mrs. F.
C. Falk and Miss Bernice Walters
ol Raeford, Mrs. George D. Hooks
of Fayetteville, Mrs. Henry Bul
lard of Winston-Salem and JVlrs.
Jack T. Jolly of Lumberton.
.-i derma.n MtUe.i'..
30-yea.-- 1 :
i -.'.'h-.te man g: W.-
.e.l severe head ar-.d
'oody ; .
.*■ .n art aut a -
cident :. ■:
iXegro Div..n r.
k-i Sanatorium oe-
vZt :,-LStcrday ;r;r;;-
.'t ■ vailrble .-j;, rts
.'.'a.-? ;r. 2.1-jo-e
dlroie ho '.v.iS
sffll Ir.'i. _
■t. : '-.'.yd -not' 2.2-.
: n j-s rtncc the - , -
9 OTHER DEFENDANTS
ALSO .APPEAR IN
Iqne aAu :
over . 4UU
w:,' apparently a-
■j -.vas dj-iv!ng a. 1,947
in the directit,::
;i. The car ski.-ded
fee: before leaving
y-from Shelby at approximately
d rr. according to the in-
the pavement briefly on . .the
right side. It then apparently
crossed the highway out of con
trol and turned over several
times on the north side, final-
Jy coming to rest against a
tree. It was demolished.
The vvi-eck was discovered-
by the driver of an oil tanker
3'35 a. m.
vestigating State Highway Pa
trolman. He got more help in
a few minutes and McLean was
taken to the Sanatorium and
thence, to the hospital -by ambu
He. is the son of Mrs. Allen
McLean of Wagram and ^the
late Dr. McLean.
0 — .
Urged To Eat
er white tourist,
-t; S20 .■Wh-en the
hut that- 'was all
Cars Wear Two
1948 License Tags
S^e- of 1948 license plates
Monday^ Deecember 1, 1947
Carolina , Motor Club offices
throughout the stater For the
first time since 1942, two license
plates will be carried by vehicles
during the coming year and these
tags can be obtained now.
“The principle reason." says
Carolina Motor Club .^resident
Coleman W. Roberts, “for the re-
'turn to two license'®lags is to
simplify law: enforcenrertt 6n our
highways- and enable patrolmen
to spot tag number on offenders.
This benefit, it is beleived will
offset the. increased cost to the
state of having two plates.” ■ ,
Actually for each pair of tags
manufactured by North Carolina
'Now it's “eat more chicken".
Housewl-Ves are urged by C. W.
Sheffield, poultry marketing spec-
lali.'t with the State Dopartir.ent
of .-kgricuiture, to cook an e.xtra
chicken a week during- the re
mainder of the year as their
contributio.n to the grain-saving
Sheffield,*just back from a
meeting of poultry industry lead.-
ers in Philadelphia, said the
Changed appeal to consumers
following the. ending of poultry-
less Thursdays was designed to
save grain by reducing the na
tion's chicken population.
Before observance of po-rdtrv^.
less Thursdays was eiidt'a by
Presi.ient Truman's food com
mittee. the poultry ;;:b,astry
ntairft.-iined that keeping chick
ens alive, caused grain to
be used and it offered to set up
its own program to conserve
grain. ' .
The appeal to eat more chick-
to is one step in the program
sp^S^ored by the Poultry and
Egg N^Silpnal Board headed by
Ho:ner HuVitington of Chicago.
Other steps^iivAhe plan to save
56,000,000 bushel^of grain for
rblief purposes inemde;
1. 'Reduction in tne hatch of
chicks for broilers by one-third
below la-st year’s leve'.s within
the next 90 days.' I
2. Sending roughly one he:: out
of every, five now on :'.u’;r.s to'
prison labor, the ..prison metal
shop is chargitig the State Motor
Vehicle Btirca-.i tour cents .more
than they did, i.-''s single
'A'.:. Br.at;a. tJr.. a
.a M.iver, !: white
3. ^1! rm, an
forfeited c* bond -t:
officer iearr.e-'’ th-a
he had. 7thers. .ail paying SIO and;
the costs for speeding,^ were; Clif
ford O. Collins, white of Scot
land county. William,;, H. Cooper,
also white of Scotland county, A.
J. Freeman, Jr., locaS white man,
John R. Graham, local colored,
anc^James T. Wilkerson. white of
M'6ore county. Lewis McNeill,
white, a'lso paid the costs for
Samuel Graham, colorexi, enter
ed a plea of noio contendere to
a charge off non support and •was
taxed with the court costs when
it appeared that this would sat
isfy his wife.
'Danny Shaw, colored, entered, a
plea of guilty of driving drunk
and sentence wgs three months,
suspeneded on payment of a fine
of $100 and tpe costs. John
Wilson, white ' soldier of Cimp
Kilmer,. N. J., got the sa.me ,'*
t=>r"e for t’re.
Andre-w IThit, -white, waived
pre'im.'.nary hean.ng on a charge
of assault_ with a dea-.'ly '.veapoh
with intent t,:. '.-tili and bond -.vas
set at S500. Ir. a c;-:Ss indictment
Whit chafaed Chalaters Parks. R.
W. Parks, Jr., ana Bill Gordon
with the same offense. This was
heard before J-jstice of the Peace
Barrington. Mrs. Barrington found
probable ca-a^ against each and
they are be.ng held under S206
bond each for Superior court.
Walter Hadley, co’.ored. paid
the costs for improoer narking, as
did John L. Regan, colore*d of
Robeson co-antv, f.:r violating the
paid the costs
pended on pa,',
John Leslie. Jr.,
got '90 days sus-
of the costs
ioctor biU to William
assa-alt -with a deadly
Guthrie E\Long, white m.an
-v-^ho was convx'ted. by the mayor
of being drunk and disorderly,
appealed to the recorder’s court
and was fourid not guilty.
By A. Knowles
.Single plates were used
1944 throiigh 194.7 and in
small tabs were usee. It is
mated that the .total number of
tags used pe'r year iu,Nort.h' C.n-r
olina is 950,000 and tags for 1948,
now on .order from the Motor
Vehicle Bureau total 872.800 pairs
to be..u§ed on all types of vehicles
and 6,100 single plates to be used
on trailers of various types. More
than 45,000 state tags were sold
during 1947 at the - Charlotte
offit-e of the Carolina Motor Club.
All "’for hire" truck operators,
it , might 'oe hoteti, must, obtain
an operating charter from the N.
C.-. Utilities Commission , before
their- 1948 Ivcenso plates can b.e
issued. This is in cpnapliance with
thd new Truck Act, passed by
market before the end.
year. ■ .
.•'. Cutting' chick p';
iseven per cent, turkey
‘ti-cn 12 per cent and d.-
ductlon 15 per c-cnr d.-u
:'.o.xt year. "T.
predominant - note
reported, was confidence -.ha: the
poultry industry could save more
grain through its own voiuntary
plan than the government could
save throug'n a tight program of
re^dricting the consumption of
TO, HOLD tLlNlC
the 1947 General Assembly.
An Orthopaedic Clinic will be
held Friday, December 5, 1947,
in the basen|ent o'Udhe Agricul
tural -Buildin'g in Lumber-to^. Dr.
O. L. Miller of Charlc4;tie will be
the surgeon in charge. Please ire-
glister at the desk between nine
and e'.even o’clock.
The farm woodlot should be’
handled in such a manner as,to
contribute si.x to teji per cerit re
turn. on the investment If man
aged properly. The forest is an
important part of the farm oper
ation. In Hoke County 55% ot Hie
land is in woods. This land should
contribute to the imeome of the
There will be a 4-H pig show
held in Raeford. on Saturday, Dec-
ern'oer 13. This show, will feature
the -.puffbre-a, pigs- -purchased :■
thrq-agh‘the Sears. .Roebuck Com-
. ;:y Foundation.
Tiv pigs will be ‘ .on e.xhibit
-roin 1,0:00 A. M. -until 5:00 P. M.
J-udging of the pigs will take place
■it 2:00 P.‘M. Awards will be giv-
e;i foilbwi-ng the judging.
D. S. Coltrai::, .'\ssist.mt Com-
missiohe'c of .Agriculture, »ftgam
re^ques:s .farmers to parcha,^ and
have .the;i:i fertSlzer delivered.
Moving febtilizor to J'aitns now
Will enable fertilizer manufacture
(Continued on Page 4)