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The Hpke County News
The Hoke County Journal
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All schools in Hoke county will
close for the Christmas holidays
on Friday, December 19. All
Scliools wijll re-o^en for the new
year on Monday,' December 29.
The white schools of the
county close on Friday at the fol
lowing hours: Hoke High and
Raeford Graded at .noon, Ashe-
mont, Mildouson and Rockfish at
12:30 o’clock.
Mildouson will have their
Christmas program and tree
which is put on by the school on
Friday morning. All parents and
friends are invited.
The grade mothers of the Rae
ford Graded school will have
Christmas programs an dtrees for
the students. Grades one to three
will have their program and
tree and grades four to seven
wall have theirs sepe^ately. All
of this will take place Friday
The Christmas program at
Rockfish school will be given in
the school auditorium Friday
moniing, December 19, at ten o -
clock. The program will consist
of traditional^^ristmas carols
and specials songs by different
grades. Also there will be a ma
rionette play, “'The Runawhy
Doll,” presented* by th^e "fifth
grade, using marionettes they
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prCgrairi gifts that surrouird the
large tree at the front of the-au-
^ ditorium will be-distributed. San
ta Claus is expected to be pre-
• sent in answer to quite a lew Ipt-^
ters requesting him to come.
Each boy and girl. has written a
letter and Santa' is expected to
recognize those who have writ
ten correct ones. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
The Raeford Graded school gift
inboxes for the needy were fairly
successful. They took in quite a
ntimber. of gifts in money and
toys. These were turned over to
Mrs. Giles an dthe Boy Scouts
helped her put them in shape.
There was a meeting of the
principals held in the office of
the superintendent on Tuesday
afternoon. Plans fo rthe Christ
mas holidays were made and
plans for a county-wide teachers
'■ meetmg for December 30 were
The eye clinic held last week on
■Wednesday and Thursday through
the cooperation of the Health and
Welfare depai’tments , and the
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Carl H. Hendrix
Die^ Suddenly;
Is Buried Sunday
Carl H. Hendrix, 40-year-old
employee of the State Highway
commission died suddenly at his
home here qarly last Saturday
mp!|ning of a heart attack. _ He
and Mrs. Hendrix occupied an
apartment in the home of Mrs.
Jennie B. Weaver which they
had moved into several weeks a-
go. The deceased was a native of
the 'Wagram section and a mem
ber of the Spring Hill Baptist
church. He had lived here sev
eral years.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at three o’clock Sunday after
noon at Spring Hill Baptist
church by the Rev. J. D. Whisnant
pastor, and burial followed in the
Spring Hill cemetery.
Surviving are his widow, ' the
former Miss (Nelliie Blue of Hoke
County, one brother, Charlie
Hendrix of Hoke County, and
one sister, Mrs. Luther Odom of
Final Rites Held
Here Sunday For
Wilson McDiarmid
glee club and band
The Hoke County High school
glee club and' band will present
a joint concert in the High school
auditorium tonight ■ at eight o -
, dork" under the direction of Miss
Blanche A. Owen'and W.,0. Mel-
vin,, music and band teachers, re
Much well known and inspira
tional Christmas -music will be
played and sung by the group,
/Which will consist of approki-
'mately 90 instruments^apd yoices.
No ''admission will he charged,
but a free will offering will be
accepted for the purchase of ad
ditional'band uniforms.
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Parker’s Methodid church-will
/•e a phicken and ^oyster sup-
at the "Wayside .coihmuniity
house tomorrow, t'riday, even
ing beginning at five o’clock. The
]^ablic ia inyited to attend this af
^dr which is being held to raise
funds to send a .delegate to the
National Methodist Youth confer
ence i,o be held in ’Cleveland,-
cftiio. ■
Funeral services with military
honors were held here at the
Presbyterian church last Sunday
afternoon at two-thirty for Wil
son Hines McDiarmid, son of a
Raeford native, who was killed on
Normandy beach on June 6,
1944, D-Day ;in Europe.
He was a son of the late Rev.
Hector McDiarmid, a native of
this county who went to the min
from the *Raeford Presbyter
ian church. The Hev. Mr. Me
Diarmid died last year and was
buried here. Mrs,. McDiarmid
survives her son and lives in
Greenville, N. C. Wilson was born
in Rocky Mount, N. C., and was
graduated from Davidson college
in 1943, entering the Aripiy^the
same year. ^
In additiop to his mother he
is survived by one brother, Sam
uel N. McDiarmid of N. C. State
College, in Raleigh, ajid one sis
ter, Mrs. Edwin Strasser of Cin
cinnati, Ohio.
Service was conducted by Dr.
J. M. Boyd, of Laurinburg, a
former, colleague of the Rev. Mc
Diarmid, assisted by the Rev. W.
B. Heyward, pastor of the Rae
ford Presbyterian church, and
the Rev. Clark, of Raleigh. Bur
ial was in the Raeford cemetery.
Military- honors were by. Battery
A, local National Guard unit.
As about everybody around
here knows,-Santa Claus paid an
advance visit to, this community
on Tuesday afternoon. He stated
that he plans to return again on
the night of next Wednesday.
On his arrival Claus flew up
the Main street a time or two in
his snappy Ercoupe and waved
to the several hundred of his
friends (and we are all his fri
end's at this lime of, The year)
standing in the street below wait
ing for his arrival there. Shortly
thereafter he arrived at the Col
lins store in the fire truck being
escorted by State Highway, Pa
trolman Barnes. A loud speaker
was playing “Jingle Bells” loud
ly and the^ kids were yelling.
The street between the theatre
and Collins was about blocked by
that time and Officers McQuage,
Meeks and Barnes had their
hands full, what with small two-
legged traffic scurrying through
large four to ten-wheeled traffic.
Support Corporation
Buys 16 Percent
Of ’47 Weed Crop
After a few; well chosen words
of welcome by Mayor William L.
Poole, Santa Claus addressed the
crowd briefly over the public ad
dress system foilowitog which he
proceeded into the ijtore and be
gan, pa5s4DS'rir«'^J_ij|^ gifts to the
chifcheil', and uiscussing his next
visit wL^h them. Irving Hubbard,
Collins manager,, states that a few
over 800 children received gifts
•from Santa before he departed
shortly before six o’clock.
Mayor Poole thanked the Col
lins store on behalf of the com-
mi^nity for bringing Santa and
expressed the hope that the whole
community could get together
and arrange for him to retuiya
next year.
asons Elect
Tisal New Master
Today, half of next 'Wednes
day and December 31 will be
the last opportunities Hoke
county automobile drivers
whose names begin with A or
B will have to get their new
drivers licensed before the old
ones expire at midnight on
December 31. The State depart
ment of motor vehicles has
annpunced that spot checks will
be made^ by patrolmen after
that time and those A or ^
drivers found without new li
censes will hg-indicted- .
I The last figure released by
the department showed - that
lonly a few over half of the li
censed drivers in ^ the state
|Whose names start with A or
B had renewed their drivers
licenses. All the others will
ibe guilty of misdemeanors if
they drive without new ones
jafter midnight DgCQinber 31v.
Walter Yow,' license exami
ner who is at the (^ffhduse
each Wednesday and 'Thurs
day, is there today and will be
there until noon next Wed nes-
day, after which he will not
return until Wednesday, De
cember 31.
J. L. Teal was elected master
of Raeford Masonic Lodge at the
regular meeting last week. He
will succeed M. C. Dew whose
term as master ends on December
31st. C. P. Kinlaw was. reelected
Senior Warden, B. B. Cole re
elected Junior Warden, and D. H.
Hodgin reelected' Treasurer NeUl
A. McDonald was elected Secre
tary, and will! succeed Lacy F.
Clark who has served _as secretary
for about 15 years. J. W. McPhaul
was elected assistant secretary.
The Raeford Masonic / lodge
originally ‘chartered as Galatia
Lodge, begins its 78tlj year with
the installation of the new officers
at the first meeting in January.
Light Session In
Recorder’s Court
The combined junior and senior
chqirs of he Raeford Presbsrter-
ian' church will present the can
tata, “The Shepherd’s Chriist-
mas,” by Luvaas, in the church
at five o’clock next Sunday af-
ternon, December 21.
The productoin will be ijnder
the direction of Mis§ Alige Wal
ker, director of music and yOung
people’s activities in the church.
At the service the annual “Joy
Gift” isffering for aged ministers
will be taken.
The offices the Hoke coun
ty courthouse -and the other coun
ty offices win be closed next week
from Tuesday afternoon^ until the
following Monday, according to
a statement yesterday by J. ,A.
McGoog'an. ,The exception to this
is the welfare office which will
be open until noon on Wednes
day. -
As a result of the neardng
Christmas season or the '-.absehce
of Deputy Crawford Wright last
week or for some dther unknown
reason there was mighty little
law breaking in the county last
week, resultimg in an unusually
brief session of recorder’s court
before Judge Henry McDiarmid
Tuesday. ‘
Mr. Stanley Sjrewczyk, white
tourist of New Jersey was pulled
for speeding, but did not stick a-
round for trial or to help with the
pronunciiaition of his name. His
bond of $25 was forfeite^.^
Alexander Armstrong, c^red,
was found guilty or reckless driv
ing and sentenced to serve three
months on the roads, sentence to
be suspended on payment of $26
and the costs. , , , '
• Howard Linson Graham,'color
ed of Fayetteville, paid $10 and
the costs for speeding.
Robert Atlas Wilson, white of
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Over 215 million pounds,/or
approximately 16 percent of the
entire gross sales of the 1947
flue cured tobacco crop, have
been purfchased by the Flue-cured
Totfacco Cooperative Stabilization
Corporation, L. T. Weeks, Secre
tary of the Corporation, has an
These purchases represent sales
from all belts in the five flue-
cured tobacco states through No
vember 30.
“After British withdrawal of
buying, substantial purchases by
the Stabilization were made”.
Weeks said, “and during the week
of December 1, total purchases a-
mounted to over 26 pweerat of the
gross sales.” s.
The Corporation maintained its
90 percent of parity support price
from the beginning to the, end 'of
the marketing season and in the
opinion of Weeks, “If it'had not
been for the support programs
operated through the Stabilization
CorporatiK^, market averages
would have declined drastically.”
By November 30, the Stabili-
■zation had paid for over 204,000-
000 pounds of tobacco at a cost of
$67,000,000, or an average of 33
cents per pound. Weeks explained
that the 90 percent parity sup
port price is prorated on a grade
'oasis “with each grade reflect-
iing its own 90 percent of parity
“Practically all tobacc^ receiv
ed by the Stabilization to date
has been redried, placed in hogs
heads and shipped to storage
points,” he said.
Membership since last year has
increased from 80,000 to 297,214
farmers. The purchase of com
mon stock at $5 per share en
titles a flue-cured tobacco grow
er to become a member of the
Corporation and participate in its
“This money becomes capital
stock funds,” Weeks add^d, “and
is invested 'in Governrnent Se
curities. It is not. used for the pur
chase of tobacco ot to defray op
erative or administrative costs of
the Corporation.”
Group To Sing
Christmas Music
“The story of Christmas,” a
Christmas cantata by Ellen Jane
LorenS',will be "presented at the'
Raeford Methodist church *feext
Sunday evening, December 21,
at seven-thirty -o’clock. ^
Th/. production iis under, the di
rection of Mrs. C. E. Upchurch and
is to be rendered by., the ^Senior
and Junior choirs of-the OSaeford
Methodist' ‘-church, assisted by
Mrs.,, Thomas McLauchlin, Rob
ert Gatlin and Martip McKeithan.'
The chiirch-will be appropiate-
ly decO:^ted for the season, anid
all are invited to come and hear
the Christmas story in ■ song. The
offering will be applied to the
organ fund of. ,the church.
Courthouse - 7:45^ Tonight
American Wringer Co. Will Locate Plant
Here If Community Backs Its
Chamber Of Commerce
The American Wringer Company ■ wr Woonsocket. Rhode
Island, and the Raeford Chamber of Commerce have reach
ed a tentative agreenaent for the company to locate a sub
sidiary plant here. The Wringer company is ready to sign a
contract, but the Chamber of Corrtmerce must have commun
ity support and know that the businessrhen of the commun
ity will be completely behind it before being able to sign
for the community.
First Home Games
Of Basketball
Season Tomorrow
Coach Haywood FaircLdh’s
Hoke County High school basket
ball teams play their first hc;rie
ga.\;'es of the season in
That, briefly, is the reason,
for the meeting at the court
house which has been called
by Chamber President Crawford
Thomas for seven-forty-five o’
clock tonight. That is also tiie
reason that Thomas and other
Chamber members urge every
one who is interested in the com
munity's future to attend the
.-•leeting, as an}? evidence o‘ lack
Cf. v.h’*erest rntii^ jpui^e poss bly be
to the projtVt.
The full details of the, propo
sition to vvhic'n''the "'.Vringer Com-
the High '■ P.suy and the Cham'cer of Gom-
school gymnasium tomorrow | a'.erce liave agreed wni oe -re-
night when they meet teams i vealed to the meeting tonight
from Seventy-First High school:; s-.'' action will 'oe taken to close
Three games will be,_played- to j^be deal if community sentiment
morrow night with the junior j -S, favorable.
varsity teams of boys starting-j The co.mpany already has pur-
their game at seven o’clock, the | chased machinery for the plant
varsity girls at eight and the var-and has it in storage. The Caro-
sity boys at nine.
The home of’"Aaron and Ella
Little,-^ coloreld' people who live
on the farm of W. A. McLean a-
bout three miles from Raeford
with their five children, was de
stroyed by fire of unknown ori
gin in the early morning hours of
last Saturday. Practically all the
posVssio^ps of the -family were
The Littles have two girls,
aged nine and 12, and three boys,
aged ^six, four and two years. The
■family is in. desperate need of
anything in the way of .wearing
apparel or household goods of any
kind and Mrs."C. H. Giles, coun
ty superintendent of public • wel
fare, has. stated that the county
welfare office will be glad to re
ceive and deliver any contribut
ions which may be made for them.
The News-Journal will ap-j
pear on Wednesday morningj
of next week instead of;
Thursday as usual,^ewsj items'
and advertisements ih>r the is-!
^sue must, therefoi^\j^^4'^ ^
Monday at the latest, except^
front page', items. Advertisers,!
contributors and correspon-|
dents are requested to coope
rate and submit' all it^^ms on
or before Saturday.^ where-this
The. office will*be
open all day Saturday of- tbis
week. .
The News-Journal office will
|be closed the last four days of
pext week.
The local ^teams have been prac
ticing since December- 1. Thirty
aspirants for positions on the boys
teams have been reporting and
the coach is of the opinion that
prospects are for a better sea
son this year. He says that the re
turn of Floyd Keith from the
Marine Corps and the transfer
of "Joe Smith from Red Springs
will add materially—to—the'^'dut-
look. Smith was a first string
player for Red Springs "last year.
Tina Power & Light Company has
the necessary transformers, a
Those returning who saw ac-
tion last year are Bobby Murray,
Joe &riledge. Bill Moses, Jack
Legand Foster McBryde.
An innovation this season is
the beginning of a junior varsity-
boys team and the scheduling of
games for this team. This gives
the 'younger boys game exper
ience before reaching the varsity
and will add to the strength and
experience of the varsity teams
in the future. The junior varsity
players are from the eighth, ninr
th and tenth grades.
The prospects for the girls
team are also much irpproved
over last year! Among those re
turning who saw action last sea
son gre Marion Lewis,-Alice Sut
ton Matheson, Kgtherifle'~lBlue,
Dorothy ,,CaI].pway, Muriel Djivis,
'inaTrnafed*.’Glarkl~ ■
critical ite.m, on hand and is hold
ing them for the proposed plant
here. The plans for. the building
are drawn and the materials are
available. The Wringer company
is anxious to get the plant built
and in production and The Rae
ford Chamber of Commerce is
anxious for the sarrie thing—here.
This will be possible in a mat
ter of months if the meeting at
the courthouse tonight is suc
By A. S. Knowles
The 4-H Club pig show was a
success last Saturday even though,
the weather prohibited the pub
lic from viewing them as they
would Like. The 4-H Clhb^boys
proved that they had idone a fair
ly good job of feeding and mana
ging their pigs. Five of the eight
pigs were placed with the boys
in July, and the other three plac
ed only two weeks ago. J. C. Tew,
Jr. won first place iin feeding and
management oLriiis pig, auad re
ceived twenty-five dollars as the
prize. J. W. Caddell, Jr, and Wil
liam Hales received twenty- dol
lars each, as a prize. Harold Cur-
Ne\v^''uHiforrhs for both girls [ Thomas McFadyen fe-
and boys ^ have been purchased , ceived hifteen dollars ' each as
and a new, electric clock and j prize. The three boys wh.o
scoreboard have also been order- recently obtained their pioS re-
,;(|d and are expected after Christ- ; ceived ten dollars each,
mas. These-will add conrider-! The 4-H pig show consisted of
ably to spdtfra^rs enjoyinent of the eight pigs that were" placed
the contests. Nineteen games
have been scheduled, 12 here and
seven away.
thb Hoke County , High
sclSJm band will give a concert
jof Christmas mu§ic at the Ep-
Ihesus Baptist church. The public
is cordially invited.
by the Sears-Roebuck Foundation
through its store in Eayettevdle.
Foynda^ion purchased the
pigs and through the cooperation
of the Extension Service placed
them with 4-H boys "cind will
., . , , , . c. J -c—-gwp-.them one year m which to
At six 0 clock next Sunday af- " v-
repay the purchase Pi'ice. After^^
the money has been repaid, other
pigs wiU be purchased for oth^
4-H COulk^ys. In this way, the
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