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VOLUME XLIU; NUMBER 43
The Hoke County Newt
THURSDAY, MARCH 24,1845
The Hoke County Journal
RAEFORD. N. C.
By K. A. MacDonald
Board of Education members
A. W. Wood and W. H. Gibson
and K. A. MacDonald attended
the district meeting of the state
school board association held in
Fayetteville last Friday evening.
A., W. Wood was nominated as
secretary of the association but
declined the post for business
Friedai Moss Wins
The schedule for the pre-school
clinic has gone out to all the
schools. These clinics will be held
by Dr. Willcox, county health of
ficer, the Raeford doctors and
Sanatorium doctors. We appre
ciate the doctors being willing to
help in these clinics; For Dr.
Willcox to do them aU, they
would have to spread over too! ant a box of
The high school world peace
study and speaking program,
sponsored by the North Carolina
Bar Association and stipervised
by Mrs. Cameron in the high
school, was given Monday even
ing at PTA meeting in the high
Raye King, Freida Moss, Con
nie Mae Fulk, and Mary Sue Up
church, using the topic; “What
is the Responsibility of the U-
nited States in World Affairs?”
spoke in the finals, Each son-
testant did an excellent piece of
work both in preparing and de
livering her speech.
Mr. H. W. B. Whitley, Presi
dent of the local Bar Association,
together with Mrs. Paul Dickson,
Sr. and Rev. P. O. Lee served as
Mr. Whitley gave each contest-
candy, and the
'Schedule Of ;
State Laws Require All
Children To Be Examined
And Vaccinated By Opening
great a time and they would have
to start entirely too early in the
The Raeford Graded school
held a fire drill on Tuesday. The
building was cleared in good
time. i %
The Hoke High faculty held a
teachers meeting Tuesday after
noon in preparation for a meet
ing with representatives of the
Stato Department of Public In
struction. University professors
and local school board members
for the" purpose of studying pro
posed curriculum changes for the
Hoke Co^tpr High school.
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ing Wednesday. March 23, 1949,
at White ' Oak school. The sub
ject discussed was “Child Versus
Subject Matter.” That was the
last of the group meetings for
this school term.^ Several express.-
ed benefits received by attending
County-wide parents and teac
hers will have a meeting Friday
March 25, at the BoAVmore school.
We are asking the support of all
parents and teachers. J. R. Lar
kins, consultant for Negro work
from the State Department of
Public Welfare will be the speak
er. The program begins at one o’
High School Offers
Cdurse In Driving
Through the courtesy of Mr.
Bray of the Raeford Ford Motor
Company, who arranged for the
high school to use a 1949 Ford
Sedan with dual controls, the
high school has added a driver’s
course to the curriculum. At pre
sent this is one of the most popu
lar courses in high school.
Fifty-three pupils have enroll
ed for the course. W. T, Gibson
^ and Haywood Faircloth are giv
ing the driving instructions. This
course is a part of the safety
program which the Ford Motor
company is sponsoring. T'he pu
pils, teachers, and parents are in
debted to Mr. Bray for making
this course possible.
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Clyde Smith Thompsoii.
Maxton and " Charleston, S. G.,
, died .Tuesday ^Itemoon -in Scot
land county.. naemorial hospital
, , qf a xerebral hemorrhage.'He was
-• ; visiting his,, byother* ' W.ir Alton
‘ J c. Thompson, .ne^^ Maxtpn and; first
r • becsmie^
Funeral arrangements" were in-
■ complete yesterday pending com'
- munication whh a son in Pana
He 'is survived .by his widow,
three daughters, and two sons by
^ a former marriage. He was
nephew of Mrs. J. M. Norton of
this county. |
medal will be presented to Freida
Moss during the commencement
finals in June.
Mrs. Neill A. McFadyen, pres
ident of the local PTA, presided
over the meeting. Rev. P. O. Lee
led the opening prayer. During
the business -session Mrs. Chand
ler Roberts was elected as sec
retary to fill the office vacated
by Mrs. Blackman who resigned
High Point Man
Hour Next Sunday
The last speaker in the mid
winter series of the Presbyterian
Hour will be the Rev. Paul Tudor
Jones, Jr. Jones .ig a native
of Mississippi. He received his
undergraduate training at South
western College in Met^his,
Tenn. and took his theology work
at Louisville Presbyterian Semi
nary in Louisville, Ky. He did
graduate work at Union Theolog
ical Seminary in New York.
Mr. Jones started his ministry
in Lexington, Miss. From there
he went to Liberty, Mo. and back
again to Mississippi at the First
Presbyterian Church' in Green
ville, from which church he m-ov-
ed to his present pastorate in
High Point, N. C. He has had an
outstanding ministry among the
young people of his several con
His topic on the Presbyterian
Hour broadcast will be “Time
For Decision for Christian Tes
timony.” This broadcast may be
heard in this community over
Radio Station WPTF, on Sunday
March 27 at 8:30 o’clock.
Local Men Will
Help Make Movie
M|Sgt. George T. Johnson and
Sgt. 1st Class Paul Burnett were
among the 2il veterans of the
101st Airborne Division who were
selected from the &2nd Airborne
Division at Fort Bragg to take
part in the Metro-Goldwsm Ma
yer production, “Battle Ground.”
They left Fort Bragg Tuesday of
last week for Hollywood by a
plane sent for them from Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer and will be there
45 days to take part in the movie’s
battle scenes. All of the men were
with the 101st during its heroic
stand at Bastogne during the
Hattie of the Bulge in Europe.
Mrs. Johnson and daughter and
Mrs. Huraett and chiMren are
st^.ing with thieir parei^, Mr.
apd. ^ra, J. L. Wf>o4 ^t Tipabw-
lan^iVj while., their .Jiusbapda. are
away.' ' • ..
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S^CK ^BAND WILL
FLAY FOR Square d: ;
Elmo Stanton will have 'two
extra entertainers at tiie Raeford
Armory for the square dance to
morrow night, making a 5-piece
string band. This arrangement
proved very popular with the
large crowd in attendance last
The following schedule of Pre
school Clinics in Hoke County is
anpounced by Dr. J. W. Willcox,
Health Officeb, and K. A. Mac-
IDonald, County Superintendent'
Monday, April 4 — 9:00 A. M.
Frye’s Mission, Dr. Willcox.
Wednesday, April 6 — 9:00 A.
M. McFarland at New Hope,
Monday, April 11 — 9:00 A. M.
Bridges* Grove and Piney Bay at
Laurel Hill; 1:00 P. M. Macedonia
Indian at Antioch Indian. Dr
Wednesday, April 13 — 9:00 A.
M. Shady Grove and Timberland
at Upchurch Grammar, Sanator
Thursday, April 14 — 9:00 A.
M. Lilly’s Chapel and Millside at
Burlington; 1:00 P. M. Peachmont,
Friendship and Rockfish at White
Oak, Dr. Willcox.
Monday, April 18 —• 9:00 A. M.
Freedom, Edinburg and Buffalo
Springs at Bowmore; 1:00 P. M.
Rockfish White, Dr. Willcox.
Tuesday, April 19 — 1:00 Mil-
douson. Dr. Willcox.
Thursday, April 25 — 9:00 A.
M. Ashemont, Sanatorium Doc
Thursday, April 28 — 9:00 A.
M. Raeford Grammer, Local Doc
Parents are urged to bring their
children to these clinics. Letters
are being sent fronl the schools
to parents who are known to
have children in this age group.
If you have a child who will b'e
€ years old on or before October
1, 1949, please get in touch with
your school. Also, please return
the letters to your school as
soon as possible, giving all the
information asked for as this is
necessary for School ajjd Health
records. Receiving this informa
tion prior to clinics will allow
some of the necessary clerical
work to be completed and less
•time consumed at clinics.
Dr. Willcox states every child
should have a physical examina
tion any defects found corrected
before school begins. It is unfair
to a child to allow him to enter
school with some defect that
may retard his physical, mental
and, probably, emotional deve
Attention is called to the fact
that under the State law every
child, before entering school, must
be vaccinaetd for diptheria
^allpox and whooping cough,
unless he has had ' whooping
cough. Children who are vacci
nated in infancy should have a
booster dose before entering
school. Vaccinations will be a-
vailable at all clinics.
The time of Dr. Willcox is di
vided' between Moore and Hoke
Counties and it is impossible for
him to conduct all of the Pre-
School Clinics in addition to re
gular duties. The health depart
ment, therefore, wishes to sin
cerely thank the Sanatorium and
Raeford Doctors for being will
ing to help out in this importr
W. B.* %uinpton
Of Belmont Passes;
F uneraf Saturday
W. B. Cifunipton, of Belmont,
suffereji a heart attack Tuesday
night of last week and was taken
b a Charlotte hospital where he
di^d on Friday morning. He was
67 ylB^s of age.
Mr. Crumpton was very ac
tive in the civic and religious af
fairs in Belmont, being a deacon
of the., First Baptist church, a
teatdier'in the Sunday school, a
member of the Kiwanis club and,
during the war, secretary of the
draft boar(^. Before going to Bel
mont he was superintendent of
schools inLumberton for 13 years.
At the time of his death he was
connecteii with the Lineberger
Enterprises in Belmont.
He was the son of the late
Dr. and 'Mrs. Washington Bryan
Crumpton, of Selma, Ala. Dr.
Crumpton was secretary of the
Baptist State Mission board ^for
Surviving are his widow, the
former Addie Mae Gatlin of
Raeford; two daughters, Mrs. W.
O. Moseley of South Hill, Va., and
Miss Ralphine Crumpton of Rich
mond, .Va.;' a son, William W.
Crumpton of Atlanta, Ga., two
sisters, Mrs. James Shelbourne of
Danville, Va., and Mrs. E. V.
Edwards of Waco, Texas; one
brother, Dr. R. ‘ C. Crumpton of
Webster’ City, Iowa.
Funeral servcies were held at
the First Baptist church in Bel
mont Saturday afternoon and
burial followed in Greenwood
The petition for the paving of
East Donaldson Avenue from
Meiin Street to the East side of
Mrs. Aganora Andrews’ property
has been signed by all property
owners and is at the Town Hall.
This is the first complete petition
to be presented since the move
ment began several weeks ago,
and it is for only a short distance.
Several other streets in town,
however, are apparently going to
be paved and. property owners
are working on the petition at
this time. Under the petition ar
rangement the property owner
on each side will agree to pay
96 cents per front foot for his
property and the town will pay
for the paving of the intersections.
Paving is to be 20 feet wide, the
same as the state highway.
Former Merchant and Far
mer At 81 Was One Of
Oldest Longtime Residents
William Fletcher Walters suf
fered a cerebral hemorrhage late
Tuesday afternoon of last week
and died as a result of it at his
home here Friday morning. He
was 81 years of age and was one
of the oldest continuous- residents
of Raeford, if not the oldest.
He was bom in Richmond
county, a son of the late Thomas
H. and Mary Thrower Walters,
and he came to this section in
1895. He was originally a book
keeper for the late John W. Mc-
Lauchlin in the mercantile busi
ness and was for many years a
merchant himself. He iVas a far
Funeral was conducted from
the home here at three o’clock
Saturday afternoon by the Rev.
P. O. Lee, pastor of the Raeford
Methodist church, of which Mr.
Walters was a member. Assisting
was the Rev. W. B. Heyward,
pastor of the Raeford Presbyter
ian church. Burial was in the
Ps/lbearers were J. McKay
Blue, M. L, McKeithan, Martin
MoKeithan, N. B. Sinclair, Al
fred Cole, and T. B. Upchurch.
Surviving are his widow, the
former Maggie Gillis; two sons,
A. D. Walters of Charlotte and
W. T. Walters of Raeford; one
daughter, Mrs. W. J. O’Rourge of
Newport News, Va.; four sistns,
Ida and Martha Walters of Rae
ford, Mrs. W. L. Aiken of Bre-
yard, and Mrs. D. D. Hins9n of
Ilford; and two grandchildren.
The monthly orthopedic clinic
will be held in the basement of
the agricultural building in Lum-
berton on Friday, April 1, 1949.
Dr. J. E. Jacobs of Charlotte will
be the surgeon in charge.
SUPPER AT PHILIPPI
A barbecue supper for the
benefit of the church treasury
will be held at Philippi Presby
terian church on Friday night,
April 1. Serving will be from
six to nine p. m.
By Eula Nixon Greenwood
MISS FLORA BOYCE
Last Wedn^day night while at
tending the family night supper
in the undercroft of the Presby
terian church Miss Flora Boyce
lud the misfortone to faU: and
fracture her hip. SbeWas taken
at once V by ambulance to Hlgh-
smith; hospital In Fayetteville,
where she suffered intensely for
several days. Tho’ the fracture
is a very serious one she is much
better and more comfortable. She
has a special nurse at night but
gets along satisfactorily during
the day with general niirsing.
LOOK OUT-. — The delay of
'Governor Kerr Scott in naming
a successor to the late Senator
J. M. Broughton has not pushed
along his program in the Leg
islature, as many people seem to
think. On the contrary, the Gov
ernor’s toying with the appoint
ment resulted in putting the
brsdres on any “go forward” in
the State Senate.
So, it now looks as if the Leg
islature will be here imtil well
During, the next few weeks, a
lot of trick legislation will ibe in
troduced. When the bills are roll
ing fast, the table gets those
which come along last. Any mea
sure thrown into the hopper
from here on out will have to
compete with heavily loaded cal
If you as an . individual—or.
your- county or ci^-^^-arC" afraid
some detrimental' legislation is
going to be Introduced, now is
the time to be on your guard.
With the bins moving so swiftly,
almost anything can happen.
NO’TES — The late J. M. Brough
ton left an estate valued at $295,-
000—on the taxbooks—but ac
tually worth a great deal more
than this figme—
—Reports here have it that
those members of his Washington
staff who wish to may carry on
with the new U. S. Senator—
—'N. C. Automobile dealers are
privately of the opinion that you
can get any car you want—and
at list price—by July 1, so stay
off that black market.
—Farmers visiting Raleigh say
that the biggest black market -in
the State now is in tractors. With
Northern dealers getting their full
allotment, but more of the small
tractors than needed, N. C. sharp-
sters are having a fine time buy
ing them and selling them while
the legitimate dealer up the str^t
walks in circles.
To Be Successor
To J. M. Broughton
Charel Hill—Dr. Frank P. Gra-
ha.Ti, far.i'.'cl liberal president of
the Ur.r .?r.?ity of North Carolina,
was nj.TTd Tuesday night a U.
Governor Scott said;
“It has become necessary to
name another U. S. Senator”. He
said he had had a good many
“I finally came to a conclusion
and I just wanted to make the
announcement that your next
United States senator, if your ex
ecutive committee is willing, is
Dr. Frank Graham.”
The announcement was greeted
by considerable applause.
Gov. Kerr Scott announced the
surprise appointment at a cam
pus dinner. Dr. Graham, strong
civil rights advocate, educator
and scientist, succeeds the late J.
Melville Broughton who died
March 6 in Washington.
Accused in congress earlier this
year of lending his prestige to
Communist front organizations,
Dr. Graham declared “I have al
ways been opposed to commun
ism and'all totalitarian dictator
The appointment came as a
complete surprise. During the two
weeks since the death of North
Carolina’s junior senator, more
than 50 Tar Heel political leaders
had been suggested for the post.
Dr. Graham, who was born in
Fayetteville, on October 14, 1886,
was a son of the late Dr. Alex
ander Graham- and Katherine
Bryan (Sloan) Graham. While he
was in his boyhobd he moved
with the family to Charlotte when
his father became superintendent
of the city schools in Charlotte.
Local Girl Honored
At Flora Macdonald
Miss Betty McLean, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. McLean of
Raeford, was unanimously chos
en president of the student
Christian association in the cam
pus elections just completed at
Flora Macdonald college.
Miss McLean, a popular mem
ber of the rising senior-class, has
be^n an outstanding student since
entering Flora Macdonald in 1946.
While her interests have center
ed chiefly in the religious life of
the college, she has been an all-
round> student in extra-curricula
activities. She was a m.ember of
the Cabinet her sophomore year,
and secretary of the Christian as
sociation when a junior.
She is this year a member of
the glee club, and a marshal, al
ways a signal mark of popularity.
On the athletic field, Betty has
been prominent in volley ball for
three years, and also plays bas
ket ball. She is a meniber of the
Epsilon Chi literary society, and
of the Math and WilUam Bartram
Scientific societies, both of which
require a high scholastic average
Are Fined For
Recorder Also Sends
Money Stealing Case Up Tb
Next Superior Court Tcmi
“SCOTT TAX” — There is a great
deal of talk that the Legislature
wants to hurt Governor Scott.
Ekneever, if the'lGjtoeral Assem
bly were ihfetes^ in damr
aging the pi^ularity of Scott
than in keeping additional taxes
off the folks, the members could
vote the one-cent tax on bottled
drinks, the extra-penny tax on
cigars, cigarettes, etc. as suggest
ed by the Governor—and these
extra pennies would immediate-
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Local Girl Wins
Traffic violations o: all kinds
predominated the docket in Hoke
county recorder’s court before
Judge Henry McDiarmid Tues
day morning. Eight transient
drivers were caught speeding by
State high-vay patrolmen and all
left bonds of $25 which were for
feited. Another, a ^New York
tourist, left a $50 bond for driv
ing over 80 miles an hour. A
Maryland man left a $25 bond
for passing on a curve.
H. J. Schofield, white of Fort
Bragg, paid $10 and the costs tor
having improper license. plates on '
his car and Frank Pagano, also
whi-i? of Ft. Bragg, paid $10 and
the costs for driving the car with
Nathan K. Norman, white of
Fort Bragg, got 90 days to be
suspended oh payment of $100
and the costs for driving drunk.
George McAllister, colored,
paid the costs for having impro
Olden Jemigan, white man of
Benson, got 90 days for driving
after his license had been revok
ed. Sentence was suspended m.
payment of $200 and the costs.
Colon Chason, -white, got 60
days suspended on payment, of
$25 and the costs for careless and
James A. Cook, colored, paid
$25 and the costs for driving for
hire without a chauffeur’s lic
James E. Sneeden, white stu
dent of Lumberton, was charged
with careless and reckless driv
ing resulting in a wmeck between
twor, other cars. He was found
guilty of driving -with no brakes
and sentence of 30 days was to be
suspended on payment of $237.84
for damages to the cars.
M.’ H. Grooms, white, got 30
days to be suspended on payment
of $50 and the costs for carrying
a concealed weapon. *
Weldon Graham, colored, got
months fcr non-support of
his wife and child. Sentence was
to be suspended on paj-ment of
costs and SlOO to his wife.
Lawrence Dudley, colored, got
30 days suspended on payment
of the costs for being drunk and
Wes Williams, colored of Mont
rose, was charged with the lar
ceny of $80 from Zula Morrison.
Probable cause was found and
bond was set at $150. Williams
is stm in jail.
Willie Gales, colored, got 30
days suspended on payment of the
costs for assaulting his wife.
Ralph Gox, white, got 30 days
suspended on pa3nnent of the
costs for violating the prohibition
Roosevelt Campbell, colored,
jgot 30 days susi)ended on PV
ment of the costs for violating RiS
landlord and Tenant act. He alse
had to pay the landlord $33.71.
Alice Sutton Matheson, daugh
ter of Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Mathe
son and member of the senior
class in the local high school,
won first ^lace in toe Seventh
district “Soil Conservation’* es
say contest held at Mount Gilead
last Wednesday afternoon. The
seventh district is composed of
Scotland. ' Moore, Montgornwy,
Anson, Lee, Richmond, and Hoke
. Lewis. Ctosirman^of Group
of" toe North: CirtBn*.
B^tkers Association, atfiiilBd toe
finids and presented the awards.
Alice Sutton received a fifty dol
lar war bond.
On Friday of this week Alice
Sutton will go to Raleigh to com
pete in the State finals which
wifi be held in the YMCA build
ing at State College. , . _
There wiU be a box supper at
Ashemont school next Wednesday
night at eight o’clock ft* the
benefit of the Ashley Heists
WHAT MARES GO(») MEN?
Subject ft* toe sonilMto next
Sunday morning at the Baafocd
Methodist churito by the Be*. iA
O. Lae wm hei-What MiW Goo*.
Men Good as»d Bad Men
The Rockfish Grange wM boUt ]
a chicken and oyster supper at
the Rockfish school tomorrow
nigjit, with free movies ft* tha
children. Serving will btgia at