By K. A. MacDonald
Monday, night the Hoke-Raeford
PTA met in the Raeford' Graded
school auditprium with Mrs. Neill
McPadyen presiding. Routine busi
ness was transacted. The program
was a movie entitled “Health in
North Carolina.” This picture
showed the practices carried on by
the various health departments in
the state. Those who saw the pic
ture should now have a pretty
good idea of Ihe work of the Ho'ke
County Health Department.
Miss Arlene Parnell has sub
mitted her resignation ''to the
Rookfi^ Committee and has ac
cepted a seventh grade position in
the Meadows school in Johnson
The March of Dimes campaign
will get underway in the schools
on Monday, January 24. We hope
that every child in Hoke County
will make a contribution. Every
child- and every parent in the
county should- have a very per-
sonhl interest in this imdertak-
ing. We are siure that no school'
will shirk its.responsibilty.
We are glad to report that
the -wife of Principal A. S; Gaston
of the Upchurch school who has
been very ill, is much improved.
^H. M. Rowland, superintendent
of the New Hanover County
schools, was a visdtPr in Hoke
.per 'given at the Mildouson school
on the evening of Wednesday,
January 26, for the benefit of the
March of Dimes Campaign.
Everyone is cordially invited.
Last Tuesday night C. C. Me
Donald and N.. H. G. Balfour ad
dressed a meeting of the citizens
of Stonewall township at the
school building in behalf of the
March of Dimes that should be
made into the March of Dollars
H. A. Silver of the Veterans
Administration was in the county
yesterday checking on the vet
erans training classes and their
Miss Friday of the School of
PufbUc Health at the University
of North Carolina assisted Dr.
Richard Weaver with the exten
sion class in Resource-'Use on
Monday. Mrs. C. H. Giles will
take part on the program next
Monday afternoon. Mrs. Giles will
explain the services of the Hoke
County Welfare Department.
Patrolmen Get ‘
Judge McDiarmid Hears
14 Other Cases In Recorder’I
Court Tuesday Morning
State highway patrolmen in
these parts increased the intensity
of their anti-speeding campaign
this week with the result that 23
persons were charged with that of
fense in Recorder’s court this
week. Twenty-two of them were
not tried, however, as they were
travellers from joMt of the state
and kept going after posting bonds
-of $25 each. The bonds were for
The other speeder was Rufus
Dockery, colored, who paid $10
anti the costs.
Frank Smith, colored got a sus
pended sentence of 90 days and
paid a fine of $100 and the costs
for driving drunk.
Fletcher Pieice and' Monroe
Goins, Indians of Robeson county,
each got 60 days suspended on
payment of $25 and the' costs for
driving with no license. "
Henry Little, colored, paid $10
and the costs for having improper
brakes on his car.
W. H. Lenz, white of New York,
forfeited a $25 bond for passing
Alex Brigman and WiUie Brig-
man, white, were found not guilty
on dharges of assaulting Sanford
Maynor, Indian. Maynor was
found guilty in another case of
assaulting Alex -B-rigman. 30-day
sentence was suspended on pay
ment of the costs.
-!«J. T; Baker; colored, gof 30 days
suspended on' payment of the
costs for ‘ being drunk and dis
orderly. For the same offense C.
M. Jackson, white, had judgment
suspended and paid a fine of $10
and the costs.
Willie Corbett, colored, went to
the roads for 30 days for being
drunk and disorderly when he was
unable to pay the .costs.
Fred Lloyd,-Jr. colored, got two
years for non-support of his wife
and five children. He went to the
Albert Collins, Indian, went to
the’ roads for 9o days for viola
ting the prohibition laws.
Adell Watson, colored, got 30
days in the county jail to be work
ed at the direction of the county
commissioners for simple assault.
Colored Teacher’s group four
held its first meeting January 15
1'949, at the office of the super
visor. Points of interest were in
dividual school problems and
effects of poor reading on the
personality of the student. Next
meeting will be March li6 at
Group two held open house
January 17, 1949 at Bowmore.
Attendance and Health are the
subjects for discussion at the
next meeting. Group 3 met Jan
uary 19, 1949 at Tintiberland.
HHS Boys Win
Two In Week;
Girls Drop One
Girls Are Edged By Red
Springs Here Tuesday
After Winning 14 Straight
Coach Haywood Faircloth’s
Hoke High basketball teams won
three of four games played in the
past week, the boys beating Tar
Heel and Red Springs, and the
girls beating Tar Heel and losing
a close one to Red Springs
On Tuesday'night the girls lost
by a score of 20 to 21 after having
won their last eight games last
season and the first six this one.
Marian Lewis was high scorer for
the game with 17 points while
Stevens was high scorer for the
victors with only 10 points.
The boys took their game from
Red Springs in a fight-to-the-fini-
sh -battle, 35 to 37. The locals were
behind throughout the game but
kept fighting and, took the lead
in the last two minutes of play.
Gulledge was high point man for
Hoke with 16 pointsyand Beck led
Red Springs with 18. Coach Fair-
cloth had high praise for the way
his boys^lcept fighting when they
were behind and defeated a tailed
and more experienced team.
The Jayvees won a preliminary
contest with Red Springs, 35-Sl.
Baker and Alexander were out
standing for the locals.
Last Friday night the Hoke girls
took their game from Tar Heel
easily 38-19. Marian Lewis led
the attack with 21 points. The boys
swamped the Tar Heel boys, 61 to
11 in a game that saw the re
serves doing most of the' playing.
Bo Baker led the scoring with 21
points, while Lester and Gulledge
got 9 eachr
The boys have won five of seven
games this season and the girls
have won six of seven played.
For Mrs. Carter
At Church Here
To Be Held
Here Next Week
One Murder Case And 3
Other Criminal Docketed:
Judge Williams To Preside
CONCERT FOR DIMES DRIVE
HEADS LIST Of BIG EVENTS
DEAN ROBERT REUTER
The three-months series of
music worship programs under thie
direction of Dean Robert Reuter
of Flora Macdonald college, was
started at 7:30 last Sunday even
ing at Raeford Presbyterian
church, with a large congregation
participating in the singing.
The program -was too long,
which is not unusual in beginning
such a series. However, next Sun
day evening’s program and the
sU'doeedling ones Will certainly
not exceed' one hour in length,
and will consist of more pongre-
gational singing, it was pointed out
by the committee arranging the
Those of th^^hf/'churches who
enjoy ,hymn sihgi^ ate cordially
invited to join the Presbyterians
the- committee stated.
Are Draft Exempt
In National Guard
Judge Clawson L. WiRianis of
Sanford will convene the Janu
ary term of Hoke county Superior
court here next Monday morn
ing at ten o’clock. Judge Williams
exchanged with Judge John J.
Burney of Wilmington who was
originally scheduled to preside
at the term.
Heading the criminal docket to
be prosecuted by Solicitor Mal
colm Seawell is the case in which
Uzell Jones will be charged with
the murder of Flora Belle Ander
son at her home near Five Points
in Quewhiffle township l^st De
cember 10. Both are colored. Only
other criminal cases to be tried
are three which wmre continued
from previous terms. Civil cases
to be tried include four divorce
cases and five concerning other
types of disagreements.
The sa-nfle Grand jury that
served last term will serve again
Jury list for the term includes:
James Hendrix Jr, J. A. Patter
son, Mrs. Jewel Klouse, Douglas
McPhaul, Homer Tha’mes, D. W.
Gillis, Francis McCrimmon,- Ern
est Bullin, R. J. Hasty, William
Smith, Wade Fields, Angus Pre-
vatte, G. D. Kiger, Charlie Stubbs,
W. D. Currie, G. E. Long, J. A.
Livingston, C. J. Posey, Clarence
Webb, Mrs. Ruth Bristow, M. C.
Boyles. J. F. Jordan, W. C. Phil
lips, S. H. Gordbn, WilRStfi leg
man, Murdock Cameron, J. A.
Tew, I. L. Newton, William
Wooden. Ed McMillian, Herman
Harrell, C. M. Gainey, J. T. Leslie,
J. T. Davis, and J. A. Jones.
An unusual large attendance of
the monthly P. T. A. was witness
ed at the regular meeting Tuesd|iy
night at Laurel HiU.
GROUP TO REHEARSE
Dean*, Robert Reuter of Flora
Macdonald coUege, announced
this, week that-. .the Red Springs
Civic Choral Society would hold
its first rehearsal Sunday after
noon at three o’clock for its
spring recital. The production to
be'presented in the spring is “St.
Matthew’s Passion,” bylBach. The
rbheafsal will be held at the Red
Springs Presbyterian dhurdh.
New Master Of
Clarenoe P. Kinlaw. local jewel
er, was installed as Master of
Raeford Masonic lodge on Tuesday
of last week. Mr. Kinlaw succeeds
J. L. Teal, who was commended
for his faithful attendance, and
was presented a past master’s
emblem by the incoming master.
Other officers installed were
B. B. Cole, senior warden; Jesse
Gulledge. junior warden; W. L.
Alexander, senior deacon, D. F.
Moinnis, junior deacon; Stanley
Koonce and Hinton McPhaul,
stewards; Lacy D. McFadyen,
tyler. Neill A. McDonald and D. H.
Hodgin were re-installed Secretary
and Treasurer, having been con
tinued in these offices.
The installation ceremony was
conducted by Edgar Hall, a past
master of the lodge, assisted by
E. E. Smith, who acted as mar
shall. The ceremony was attended
by a number of Masons from out of
SPEAKS TO STUDENTS
R. B. Lewis, representing the
American Legion, spoke to the
students at Hoke High school at
assembly yesterday morning. His
subject was “Courage,” ^one of
the qualifications •which must be
possessed by the boy ' and girl
winning the Ani'erican Legion’s
annual student citizenship nfed-
Funeral service was conducted
at Ephesus Baptist church at two
o’clock Monday afternoon for Mrs.
Jessie .Carter, 4)6, who passed
away on Saturday in a Fayette
ville hospital after a brief illnesa
The Rev. E. B. Booker, pastor,
conducted the service and burial
followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Carter was the wife of
Dan S. Carter, who survives her.
Before marriage she was Miss
Jessie Beasley, a daughter of the
late IV. H. Beasley and Mrs.
Victoria Norton Beasley.
Also surviving are four sons,
Dan S. Carter, Jr., of the U. S.
Navy. William L. Carter of the
Marine Corps at Arlington, Va.,
Johnny C. Carter and Roscoe Vann
Carter of the home near Lumber
Bridge; 'by three daughters, Mrs
Mildred C. Rosa and. Miss Frances
Carter, both of the home, and Mrs
C. McKenzie of Raeford; by one
grandchild; and by three brothersi,
Belton Beasley of Shannon, Wal
ter Beasley of Fayetteville. Route
four, and Chester Beasley of Lum
Hoke Has Highest
1947 Murder Rate
A release from the State Health
department last week gave Hoke
county the dubious distinction of
having the highest murder rate
in 1947 of any of the State’s 100
counties. Of 410 homicides in
1947 only six of therp were in
this county, but the statisticians
figure that this is at the rate of
38.6 honnicides per 100,000 popu
lation. Hoke county’s population
was figured at 14,937.
Meckleniburg, with a total of
256 homicides from Jan. 1, 1940
to . Oct. Si, 1948. had 27 in 1947
and did not rank in the first ten
dangerous counties, on a perven-
tage basis. Robeson had 21 anc
ranked third •while Cumberland
did not make the first 10.
Young men 17 to 18 years and
SIX months old will be exempt
from the draft if they enlist and
serve satisfactorily in Battery A
of the N. C. National Guard,
Captain Paul Dickson, Command
ing Officer, announced today.
“The Selective Service Act of
1948 provides that where the Gov
ernor of any State determines and
issues a proclamation to the effect
that the authorized strength of
any organized unit of the National
Guard cannot be maintained, then
any person who enlists in the
Guard-prior to attaining the age of
18 years and six months shall be
deferred from training and service
under the Selective Service Act so
long as he continues to serve sat
isfactorily.” he said.
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March Of Dimes
The 1949 March of Dimes, •which
is entering its second week, is
gaining increasing momentum,
Lewis Upchurch, Chairman of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis’ appeal in Hoke County,
announced today, urging all citi
zens to redouble their efforts in
the final week to make the drive a
So far,” Mr. Upchurch said,
“Hoke County residents have re
sponded generously to the 1949
Maroli of Dimes. Judging by re
ports from our various committee
chairmen, every segment of the
public here seems keenly aware of
the urgent need to make our cur-
reno appeal a record success.”
Mr. Upchurch pointed out, how
ever, that if the goal were to be
reached, the efforts of every Hoke
County resident must be redoubl
ed. During the final week of the
drive, he said, March of Dimes
activities will be intensified be
cause of the pressing need to pre
pare for the coming polio season
“At the same time,” he disclosed;
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Son Of Former
To Give Lecture
Dr. Paul F. Maness, son of Rev.
and 'Mrs. W. L. Maness, of Gibson,
N. C., has been invited to New
Orleans to present a lecture to the
American Federation for Clinical
Investigation, a medical group
meeting there Jan. 28. Dr. Maness
is now on the pediatric house sta'ff
at Duke Hospital, Durham, N. C.
During the past year 'he' has taken
part in special studies at the hos
pital in an attempt to find a satis
factory treatment for acute leuke
mia in children, and will present
the results of his work at the New
Orleans medical meeting.
Dr. Maness graduated from Duke
University School of Medicine in
1940, and ^ent two years in hos
pital work in Atianta, Ga. before
entering the Naval Medical Corps.
Upon release from the Navy in
1947 he joined the pediatric house
staff at Duke Hospital. During the
poutMuFiMug ewtiiaTr.'* w paSk
summer Dr. Maness was active In
the treatment -of polio victims
both in Durham and Greensboro,
Dr. Manpss will begin the prac
tice of pediatrics in Burlington,
N C. on July 1st.
UPCHURCH STILL SICK
The county almost got off to a
fast start in the state’s homicide
statistics for 1949 when Floyd
Cameron cut the throat of John
Edward Burke in Quewhiffle
township Tuesday night. Burka
was still living at Moore county
hospital yesterday, about 18
hours after he was cut, but was
reported to be in a very serious
condition. Both Burke and Cam
eron are colored.
Sheriff D. H. Hodgin said that
there were apparently no witness
es to ths shooting and that Burke
was unable to talk, so all his in
formation about the affair is wha:
Cameron has related.
Cameron’s story to the sheriff
was that he and Burke were at a
friend’s house together and that
Hurke was drunk and Cameron
was taking him home when
Burke, who had been getting
argtimentative, snatched his flash
light. He said a minute later he
heard what he thought was the
click of Burke’s knife as he open
ed it. At this time Cameron said
he opened his own knife and took
one slash at Burke and then ran.
,'rhe sheriff said- that Burke was
seen later but bad said nothing,
apparently because he was cut so
he couldn’t make a sound. He was
later found along a road where be
had collapsed from loss of blood
and to the Sanatorium and
then to the hospital.
The officers went to see Cam-'
eron about it because they heard
he ai’d Burke had been together
that ‘night. He admitted the cut
The scene of this cutting was
not far from where Uzell Jones
killed Flora Belle Anderson !■
Motorists Asked To
Cars First Chance
Tommie Upchurch, who was re-
pbrted as being some improved last
week, took a slight turn for the
worse the first of this week. At last
reports yesterday, however, he was
somewhat improved and said him
self that he was feeling better. He
is a patient at a Fayetteville hos
The Rev. "W. B. Hejnvard, the
Rev. J. "W. Mann, "W. T. Ever-
leigh, D. S. Poole, Archie Howard
and Norman Meinnis were among
those attending the meeting of
Fayetteville Prert)ytery in Jack-
son Springs Tuesday.
RAlLEIGH, N. C.,—Arthur T.
Moore, Director of the Mechanical
Inspection Division of the Depart
ment of Motor Vehicles, today re
quested all motorists who do not
have to meet a January 31 in
spection deadline to wait until the
lanes are less crowded in order
that motorists who do have to meet
the deadline may get their vehicles
Moore said he had received
numerous complaints and demands
from motorists that something be
done in order that vehicles facing
the deadline can get their inspec
tions. He added that the lanes had
been crowded all this year, many
of them with vehicles which fail
ed to get their 1948 inspections,
iii MW Jiw'w rushing to the lanes
to have their checks before they
are apprehended by enforcement
The Inspection Regulations state
that all vehicles of the year
models up to and including 1986
must be inspected by January 31.
Moore stated that the complaints
he had received were from- motor
ists who owned vehicles in this
group, who had been forced to
wait in long lines filled mostly
with newer naodel cars, which do
not have t* meet a deadline until
later this year.
Other inspection deadline dates
for the first inspection period,
which goes through Jime 30. fol
Models 1-937 and 1938 must be
inspected by February 28
Models 1939 and 1940 must be
checked by March 31.
Vehicles of the year models
1941 and 1942 are to be inspected
by April 30.
Models 1943 through 1947 roust
be inspected by May 31.
Models 1948 and 1949 are to be
inspected by June 80.
Outstanding Italian Pianist
Will Perform At High
School Friday of Next We^
Announcement of a concert by
an outstanding instrumentalist
headed an impressive list of ben
efits conducted in this coun
ty during die March of Dimes
drive which started January 14
and will end on January 31,
Lewis Upchurch, county drive
chairman, said yesterday.
In addition to the concert three
benefit suppers, a dance and a
play •'.vill be held i.n the county
for the benefit of the drive for
funds 'vvith -.vhich tc fight infan
First, affair :o be held ‘.vill be
the oyster supper at the Allen
dale community house tomorrow
'night. January 21.
Feature Talented Artist
The concert will be held in the
High school auditorium here on
Friday night of next week, Jan
uary 28, under the auspices of the
Raeford Kiwanis club, and will
star- Mrs. Maria Grazia Farolfi
Short, a native of Italy and a
pianist of considerable fame.
Mrs. Short, the -i^iie of a United
States Army sergeant, was bom
in Florence, Italy, ' and started
playing the piano when only four
years of age. Her entire family
are musicians and Maria studied
for seven years at the School of
Music of the University of
Florence. She was 13 years old
•wihen the war started and she
began ft'j American.,
soldiers at rest centers when she
was 15. She performed here for
the annual banquet of the Raeford
Woman’s club last month and was
enthusiastically received. Her
program will include well known
and loved music, and fne concert,
which takes place of the Presi-
dedt’s Birthday Ball of yeairs
past, will be a real entertain
ment as well as a chance for
everyone to contribute.
Also featured on the program
with Mrs. Short will be Jackie
Stackhouse, magician of Dillon,
S. C., and Miss Shirley Jean
Rogers, tap, toe and ballet dancer
of Luinberton. Tickets will 'be
placed on sale by the Kiwanis
cluib tomorrow tuad will be sold
by high school, students as well
Mildouson Supper and Dance
The Mildouson March of Dimes
committee has scheduled a bar
becue and turkey supper at the
Mildouson school house next
Wednesday, January 26, from five
until nine p. m. This wiU be fol
lowed by a square dance at Hen
drix GriU lax Arabia.
Supper At Rockfish
On Thursday, January 27 there
will be- a play and a chicken and
oyster supper at the Rockfish
school. Supper wilL^be served from
six t(j ;eight o'clock with the play
To Be Shown
Hoke Auto Company of Raeford
has announced the premier show
ing of the new Chevrolet to be
held in their showroom here Sat
urday, January 22. 1949, starting at
nine o’clock in the morning.
Younger Snead and Crawford
Thomas, owners of the company,
went to Atlanta, Georgia last
week-end to the first showing of
the car in the South, and they re
port a fine affair and say that -tito
new car is quite modern in its
sign and styling and has some
marke^,,4Bhanges in ®ppe*l*nc4S
from the former modds.
A picture of one model of tlM
new Chevrolet may be seen ta an
advertiseoaent on page two of this