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The Moke County Newt
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 34, 1949
RAEFORD. N. C
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OFFER SALES EVENT
By K. A. MacDonald
The Hoke-Raeford PTA met in
the Raeford Graded school audi
torium Monday evening at 7:45
oclock with the^ president, Mrs.
NeiU. McFadyen, presiding.
' After the business session Mrs.
Ben Robinson’s room gave a
pageant, “Cornerstones of PTA”,
in honor of founders day. Home,
church, school and community
were depicted as the corner-stones.
The program was very impressive
and the pageant was enjoyed by
all who were present. Mrs. Ben
Robinson’s room won the attend
On Monday evening at 7:30 o’
clock the new Rockfish school
committee held its first meeting.
At this meeting Don Wilks was
elected chairman. School matters
were discussed at length. A date
for a future meeting was left in
the hands of Chairman Wilks and
ANNUAL RED CROSS DRIVE TO
BEGIN IN COUNTY NEXT WEEK
T. A. Marshburn
Israel Mann Is County
Chairman; Workers For
Communities Are Named
The Valentine party held in the
Hoke, High Gym lasti. Thursday
evening, sponsored by the Hoke-
Rae^ord PTA was quite d success.
A large number of tables of bridge
and iljveral of rook wer^ flayed.
Prizes for high score at ea^jteble
were liunished. v liblE^yen,
presid^j^^ of the the
committee' qn airat^n^^sjil^-
es .to than^ tyery sihqpUMlu’ of
provided' the prizes. After the
prizes had been distributed the
committee served refreshments.
The last thing on the program
were two cake walks. Quite a
number of cakes had been do^
nated but all had been bought
but two. , These two were used for
the/cake walks and quite a lot
of fun and cash were realized.
Those in charge felt that the af
fair was quite a success.
Thomas A.' Marshburh, father
of Mrs. H.' L. Gatlin, Jr., died
yesterday morning at about 9:15
, in an ambulance en route to Moore
county hospital. He had been ill
for about three weeks and be
came worse on Monday. He suf
fered from a respiratory ailment
which caused on undue strain on
his heart, and heart failure was
the immediate cause of his death.
Mr. Marshburn was 65 years of
age, having been born July 2,
1883, in Nichols, South Carolina.
He was formerly a railroad con
ductor and later a printer and
made his home for many years
in Jacksonville, Florida. He was
married to the former Miss Fan
nie Dickson, of Raeford, who
died six years agof Mr. Marsh-
burn came to Raeford to live last
September and had been employ
ed at the Hotel Raeford since that
time imtil he became ill. He was a
member, of the Methodist church.
He is survived by one daugh
ter, Mrs. H. L. Gatlin, Jr., of Rae
ford; one brother, J. H. Marsh-
burn of Ndrman, Oklahoma; one
sister, Mrs. C. A. Bennett of Jack
sonville, Fla.; one grandson, Leon
Gatlin of Raeford.
Funeral will be conduced at
L. Gatlin, Jr.,
here at two o’clock today and
burial will follow in the Raeford
The Bell Bakeries gave each
student in the Raeford Graded
school a pencil this week. All the
students appreciated this gift.
Additional schools reporting on
the March of Dimes campaign —
Piney Bay $6.05, Laurel Hill $10,,
"White Oak $5.00, Burlington $30.
We regret to announce the re
signation of Mrs. Mary Clara
Blackman from the faculty of the
Raeford Graded school. Her re
signation was caused by the fact
that her husband accepted a posi
tion in South Carolina and Mrs.
Blackman felt it necessary to ac
company him to his new location.
We regret losing her servicesj^ but
we are glad to report that Mrs.
Younger Snead has accepted the
place for the balance of the year.
All school officials really appre
ciate the fact that Mrs. Snead
would help out in this emergency.
The sixth and seventh grades
at Ashemont and the Raeford sev
enth grade will leave by Trail
way Bus Ft-iday morning for Ra
leigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
The pupils will be accompanied
by teachers from each school and
by several parents who will as
sist the teachers in looking after
the pupils. It will take 3 buses to
transport all who are planning
to make the trip. The buses will
leave the Raeford Graded schobl
at 7:15 A. M^ We think that this
is a w;onderful opportunity for
Support Bill For
Raleigh, Feb. 22—Both Senator
J. B. Thpmas and Representative
Harry A. Greene of Hoke County
are now receiving the plaudits of
constituents in the Legislature
and from Tar Heel consumers for
their action February 15 in sign
ing Identical bills to relieve oleo
margarine of punitive legislation.
Representative Greene intro
duced the bill the House, HB
360, and Senator Thomas signed
the' SB 140, both of which were
referred to committees on agri
The bills would permit restaur
ants and cafes to serve yellow
margarine (now prohibited),
would repeal existing taxes on
wholesalers and manufactiurers
of margarine, and would place en
forcement powers in the hands of
the State Department of Agri
The measures have the back
ing of the N. C. Federation of
Women’s Clubs, Restaurant As
sociation, the cotton^ industry,
cottonseed crushers, wholesale
food dealers, grocers, peanut and
soybean processors, farm and
labor groups. Its early passage
with little opposition is expected
SERIES OF SERVICES
The new highway patrolman
assigned to Raeford is making a
check on all school buses and
(Continued on back page)
A series of special services will
begin tomorrow night at the Peo
ple’s Tabernacle Methodist church.
At that time Miss Lillian Me Con
nell, missionary from the moun
tains of Kentucky will speak a-
bout her work there. On Satur
day night and Sunday a Young
People’s rally will Tie held. On
Monday night a revival service
will be held with Brother Elmer
Long of Tobaccoville doing the
preaching and special singing. All
are invited to these services.
The Hoke Qounty Chapter of
the American Red Cross has set
a quota of $1,686.00 to be raised
during the 1949 Fund campaign
March 1-15, 52.8% of’the amount
raised will be retained by the lo
cal chapter for use in Hoke Coun
ty. The National goal is $60,000,-
Israel Mann has been appoint
ed 1940 Fund chairman. Mrs. H.
A. Carrieron will have charge of
the rural division and A. S. Gas
ton vvill be chairman of the color
The Red Cross makes only one
appeal a year for funds varry
out the various programs of ser
vice. Everybody in Hoke County
will have an opportunity to con
tribute to the Red Cross and to
become a member of the organ
ization. The Red Cross is contin
uing to meet “the needs of the
people as they arise,” and on that
basis seeks public support.
Disaster relief during the fiscal
yea^ endiiig July .1, 1948, requir
ed emergency and rehabilitation
expenditures from national Red
Cross funds totalling $12,171,000.
The Red Cross assisted approxi
mately 312,000 persons suffering
loss in more than 300' disasters
throughout the United States and
Canadfi. ‘ ,
In last year’s' polio outbreak
2,050 nurses were recruited by
the Red Cross. >
Red Cross chapters have con
tinued their program of Home
Serveie for servicemen and vete
rans and their dependents. In the
last fiscal year chapters through
out the nation assisted 768,000
servicemen and their dependents.
A total of $9,251,000 was given
in financial assistance through
the Home Service program.
The American Red Cross is
primarily a volunteer organiza
tion. Its paid workers represent
a mere handful compared to the
vast number of volunteers who
carry out the greatest part of its
Campaign Workers for 1949
Red Cross Fund Campaign.
Ashley Heights: Mrs. Tom Sin
clair, Miss Mildred Womble, Mrs.
George Topps, Mrs. Leonard Mc-
Bryde, Mrs. Ralph Cothran, R.
A. Smoak, Lee Moss, Mrs. Taft
Sanatorium; Mrs. J. L. Beall,
J. E. Brady, Mrs. F. L. Eubankss
E. B. Satterwhite, R. A. Jones,
Nurse Faulknet, John McCoy.
Little River; Hinson Walters,
J. W. Smith, Alex McFadyen,
Mrs. A. D. McLauchlin, Sam
Montrose: Mrs. W. L. McFad
yen, Mrs. A. H. Calhoun, J. A.
Webb, Carl Riley, Mrs. S. A. E-
Pine Forest;. Mrs. Bernice Wil
liams, J. D. Tapp, Mrs. Lee Max
well, Mrs. William Thomas, Mrs.
J. F. Jordan.
Turnpike: H. B. Nixon, Charlie
Pendergrass, Oits Webb, J. ,H.
Blue Springs; Miss Margaret
Gainey, E. C. Smith, Jr., J. F.
fchisholm, Alex Farmer, Mrs. E.
Allendale: Mrs. Arch IV^-
Eachern, Miss Willa McLauch
lin, Miss Willfe Mae Liles.
Antioch; Walter Gibson, Mrs.
J. M. Andrews, Miss Jean Hod-
gin, Mrs. A. D. McPhaul, Mrs.
71st High School
For Laurel Hill
71st Plays Parkton Tonight;
Semifinal Games Friday
And Satiwday, Finals Mon.
Hoke High Boys 38 - Maxton 28
Hoke High Girls 35 - Maxton 29
The officers of the Raeford
Presbyterian Chmrqh have an
nounced a second series of Bible
Lectures to be conducted by Dr.
F. Crossley l|Jorgan. These ser
vices begin at the morning wor
ship hour Sunday, and continue
through Pri|ayj March 4, with
messages mOniiUg and evening
daily at 10:00 A M. and 8:00 P.
outstanding Bible Scholars and
lecturers of pqrday. He is the
son of Dr. *i.-'1tjSl^ell ^Morgan,
noted preacher, teacher, and au
thor, and devotes his entire time
to conducting services such as he
brings to Raeford next week.
Many who heard Dr. Morgan
when he was here a year ago
havip expressed great pleasure
that he is coming again. Raeford
and surrounding communities can
be assured of a week of Splendid
messages straight from the pages
"The church nursery' will be
open during the morning sarvice
to care for small children while
their parents attend the lecture.
The Hoke County Develop
ment corporation held its annual
stockholders meeting at the court
house Monday nightv About 30
stockholders of corporation were
present. Business was largely
routine, reports from the officers
being heard and officers and di
rectors for another year being
elected. The same officers were
reelected.. Following the meeting
the group toured the . building
which the corporation owns and
which is occupied by the Para
Thread Co.,' a. subsidiary of the
American Wringer company of
Woonsocket, R. I.
Methodists Prepare .
•r New Church
The American Legion’s Fourth
Annual Invitational basket ball
tournament for high school boys
and girls got under way this week
with games on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday. The last games
of the first round will be played
tonight between the boys and
girls of Seventy-First High school
and Parkton High school; Seven
ty-First entered^ the tournament
when Laurel ^Mjljithdrew their
entries. Semi-final games will be
played tomorrow night and Sat
urday and finals Monday night.
Hoke High teams were scheduled
to play their first round games
with Maxton High last night, the
winners to meet the winners of
tonight’s games in the semifinals
on Saturday. Wagram boys and
girls play Red Springs boys and
West End girls, respectively in
the first semi-final games tomor
On Monday night the Wagram
High school teams won two close.
THREE BIG DOLLAR DAYS HERE
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
Usual Stuff In
Dr. Morgan is one of the/riioSk ^ai-jj.fought contests over teams
Dundarrach: Mrs. Jesse Gib
son, J. W. Canaday, Mrs. N. H.
G. Balfour, Mrs. Archie Howard.
(Continued on page 6)
The local Methodists, cleared
the ashes and debris from the fire
of their old church from their lot
next to the courthouse this week.
They hauled off the bulky part
and a used a bulldozer to smooth
and cover up the rest.
A group from the church went
to Walkertdn and Randleman
Sunday to look at some new
churches there. The group includ
ed A. "V. Sanders, C. L. Thomas,
E.'E. Smith, A. H. McPhaul, R.
B. Lewis, Dr. and. Mrs. R. A.
Matheson,. A. R. Currie, H. 4.
Morgan and the Rev. B. P. Rob
from Philadelphus High school.
The Wagram girls won 21 to 18
and the boys took their contest
21 to 20.
The games between the girl’s
teams of West End and Red
Springs on Tuesday night was a
real thriller with West End final
ly comini out on top, 26 to 25.
Red Springs held the lead from
the second quarter until only two
minutes were left in the game
when West End tied the score at
25 all. At that point West End
cashed a free throw to take the
lead. Then after the time was out
Red Springs got two free throws
and missed both.
In the boy’s game Red Springs
took the lead early in the second
quarter and kept it to defate
West End, 58 to 48.
W. L. Poole and T. C. Scar
borough went to Wendell one day
last week where Poole did a lot
of reminiscing with oldsters about
baseball and Scarborough enter
tained the Rotary club that night
with color movies of wild deer and
The movies showed closeups of
deer in this, vicinity and else
where and the hunts and places
were described along with the
running of the film. The geese
shown were on a protected lake
near Wadesboro. Judging from the
Wendell paper of last week the
program was a big success.
Poole spent his time talking
with some of the “boys” in Wen
dell about the championship base
ball team there in 1912 of which
he was manager. This team had
as a rookie pitcher Jake May, who
later became a major league star.
INSPECTION LANE WILL
OPEN HERE TOMORROW
Ten cases were on docket for
trial in Hoke county recorder’s
court before Judge Henry Mc-
Diarmid Tuesday morning and
nine of them were usual and dealt
with liquor or automobiles.
The tenth case found Garth
W. Wade, colored, charged with
forgery ot a check. Wade was al
ready residing in the county jail
awaiting trial on another forgery
charge. Probable cause was found
in the new case and now he is in
jail awaiting trial on both.
Sam McRae, colored, was found
guilty of careless and reckless
driving and sentence was 90 days
to be suspended on payment of
the costs and $59.50 damages to
Roscoe McMillan, colored, was
found guilty of violating the pro-,
hibition laws by operating a still.
He got 90 days to be suspended
on payment of a $25 fine and the
Jarnes R. *• Shaw, colored, got
30 days suspended on payment
of thl.' costs for driving a, car with
John Cusumano, white soldier,
paid $25 and the costs for driving
without an operator’s license.
Adolf Pritzler and Nicholas
Amicucci, both tourists, each left
$25 bond for speeding.
Elder Lee Smith, colored, got
30 days susjwnded on payment
of $10 and the costs for careless
and reckless driving.
John Nichols, white soldier, was
charged with earless and reckless
driving and failing to stop at the
scene of an accident. He was
found not guilty.
Roliert B. Ellis, white, was
charged with careless and reck
less driving. On plea of guilty the
court gave him 30 days to he su
spended on payment of the costs,
it appearing that he had already
You, the public of Hoke County
and surrounding territory, are
cordially invited by the pierchants
and businessmen of Raeford to
come to Raeford today, tomor
row and Saturday and attend the
Town-wide Dollar Days sales be
ing conducted. All businesses in
town are cooperating in the en
terprise under the sponsorship of
the Raeford Chamber of Com
merce. Inc., and bargains are be
ing offered all over town the like
of which haven’t been'seen since
the "Good ole days” 'cefore World
' You are also invited to look at
the sample bargains advertised
in this issue of The News-Journal,
but please remem.ber that all the
town’s businesses are participat
ing and not just those who have
advertisements herein. And when
you see the bargains in the paper
also rem.ember that there are
many more in the business houses
which could not be listed.
The old dollar has been get
ting smaller and smaller for a
good many years now, but throii^
wholq-hearted cooperation with
the Raeford Chamlier of Com
merce by the businesses here the
old buck wiU be able to take lon
ger steps during these three big
days - Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday. T-ake full advantage of it.
The bargains are here.
TO HOLD EXAM
FOR MAIL CARRIER
The U. S., Civil Service Com
mission has announced a competi
tive examination for the position
of rural carrier for vacancy in the
post office at Raeford. Applica
tions may be obtained from Miss
Lona Graham, secretary, at the
Post Office until March 1, clos
ing date. The position was last
held under permanent appoint
ment by the late F. Grady Leach.
STEVENS PLANS RETURN
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Stevens,
who left Raeford for Cattail
branch about a dozen years ago,
are planning to return. They are
clearing their lot on the north
west corner of Magnolia street
and Donaldson avenue prepara
tory to constructing themselves a
home there. The lot is next to
tke old Juat house now occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Lester
and has been vacant for several
years since the house occupied by
D. S. Poole burned.
B. H. Hutchinson, supervisor of
motor vehicle inspection lane
number 29, reminded .motorists
yesterday that the lane would be
open at its regular stand on North
Main street in Raeford tomorrow
morning and would remain open
for business here through next
Tuesday, March 1.
The Hoke Wildlife club an
nounced yesterdjiy that all hun
ters, fishermen and landowners
interested in the future of wild
life in North Carolina are invit
ed to a fish fry at the Armory
next Wednesday at seven p. son.
The wildlife club will have its
meeting at this time and discuss
legislation affecting wildlife.
To Be Heard On
The next Presbyterian Hour
broadcast will feaUure Rev. Wal
ter Rowe Courtenay, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church, Nash
ville, Tenn. as the speaker. Dr.
Courtenay is a native of Canada.
Early in life, his family moved to
Georgia. He left school to enter
business; but felt the call to the
gospel ministry. He received his
college training at Maryville Col
lege in Maryville, Tenn., and
I graduated from Princeton Theo
logical Seminary. Carroll College
in Waukesha, Wis. conferred up
on him the degree of Doctor of
Divinity. For twelve years he was
pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church in Neenah, Wis., and he
was called from . that church to
the pastorate which he now ser
Dr. Courtenay’s topic will be
“Time for Decision for Christ
as Lord of the Home.” The Pres
byterian Hour may. be heard in
this community on Sunday Feb.
27, at 8:30 a. m., over Radio Sta
CANCER SOCIETY HEAD
TO SPEAK AT SCHOOL
Mrs. A. B. Alexander of Dxir-
ham, district commander of the
North Carolina Cancer society,
will be at Hoke County high
school on Friday morning (tomor-.
row- at 10:30. Mrs. Alexander
will teU of the work of the so
ciety in the State and make plans
for the cancer drive to take place
in April. The public and aU vol
unteer workers are invited to hear
0 . ,
DEATH OF INFANT
Donald Edward, nine-month-
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jott
Davis, died at the home ot his
parents on Sunday nijdtt after a
short illness. Graveside service
was held at the faonity cemetery
in Cumberland county on Tues
day morning. >.
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