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The H^e Coqnty Journal
VOLUME XLin; NUMBER 46
THURSDAY, APRHi 14, If
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By K. A. MacDonald
Last Thursday afternoo'n at a
principal’s meeting the following
Hoke High commencement sche
dule was prepared and made ready
Junior-Senior Banquet, Friday,
April 15, 7:45 P. M.
Senior play, Friday, May 13,
8:30 P. M. '
Senior Class Night, Friday,
May 27, 8:30 P. M.
Baccalaureate Sermon, Sunday,
May 29, 11:15 A. M.
Seventh Grade Achievement
Day, Thursday, June 2,10:30 A. M.
Graduation Exercises, Friday,
June 3, 8:30 P. M.
The schedule of the Elementary
School’s operettas will be given
in a later issue. ’■•
At this meeting dates'for stand
ard tests were set for Tuesday
and Wednesday, May 10 and 11.
Seventh grade tests will be given
bn Tuesday and sixth grade on
'Wednesday. Tests in the other
grades will be given on these two
days as the local school thinks
Wednesday, May li, has been
set as 7th grade visit day to the
High School. =
The Rockfish PTA postponed
its regular monthly meeting un
til later in Ihe month "on accpunt
of the band concert which was
held at the high school on Wed
nesday evening of this week.
The Crippled Children’s sale of
^a.slpr ?,t^fcd in" the ■Rae*^-
ford Graded school on Wednes
day. This sale will be put on in
all the schools during April. This
is a most worthy cause and we
hope that everyone participates.
We wish to remind you again
about the pre-school clinics that
are being held by the Health De
partment at the present. Let us
urge you to see that your child
gets to the clinic for his school.
Today Dr. Willcox is at Bur
lington at 9:00 a. m. Lilly’s Cha
pel and Millside go to Burlington.
At 1:00 p. m. he will be at White
Oak. Friendship, Peachmont and
Rockfish colored go to White Oak.
On Monday, April 18, Dr. Will-
cox' will be at Bowmore- at 9:00
a. m. Freedom, Edinburgh and
Buffalo go to Bowmore. Dr. Will
cox will be at Rockfish white at
1:00 p. m. The same day. Tuesday,
April T9, Dr. Willcox will be at
Mildouson at 1:00 p. m.
A great many of the schools
are planning Easter programs for
next week. Practically all pri
mary teachers are getting ready
for Easter egg hunts. We know
that all the little tots will have
a good time and that none of them
will want to miss school at this
We are glad to report that no
additional cases of scarlet fever,
measles or chickenpox have been
reported since last week.
Women of BobeSon Baptist
Association To Hold Annual
Meeting In Local Church
The annual meeting of the Wo
men of Robeson Baptist Asso
ciation is being held at the Rae-
ford Baptist church in Raeford
tomorrow, Friday, April 15.
They will convene at the church
at 10 o’clock. Mrs. C. D. Farmer
of Raleigh, State president of
Baptist Women and Mr./ A. , B.'
Barnett of Lumbertpn, associa-
tional missionary will be present.
The meeting will be presided over
by Mrs. J. G. Stephens, associa
tion superintendent' of Lumberton
and Mrs. E. M. Johnson, superin
tendent of young people, also of
The women of the local church
will serve lunch in the basement
lunchroom of the church.
This occasion makes history for
the Raeford Baptist church as it
is their first convention since
their beautiful new church was
completed. About 300 women are
expected to be present from the
district, which is made up pf Hoke
and Robeson counties.
At 3;45 Today
The pupib of Mrs. Gore’s sec
ond year Latin class will broad
cast this afternoon at 3:45 over
WFLB (1490 KC) in Fayetteville.
The program,* a pari of Rational
Latin Week celebration, grew out
of classroom activities.
Fanette Gore will announce the
program. “Reasons for Studying
Latin” will be discussed by Jane
McKeithan. Florence Cameron
will speak “In Defense of Latin”.
Iris Thomas, accompanied by
Betty Upchurdh, will sing “Ave
Ma^ia” in Latin. Raye King wlil
follow with a talk on “Latin the
Common Denominator of Langua
ges.” Mary Sue Upchurch will
close the broadcast with a talk, oh
Mrs. Tommie Upchurch, Mi§s
Doris Bradley, and- Mrs. Arthur
D. Gore .will accompany the pu
pils to Fayetteville.
From 900 to a thousand ladies are expected to visit Rae
ford tomorrow to attend the meeting of the Women of the
Church of Fayetteville Presbytery at the Presbyterian
church and the^meetihg of the Women of the Robeson Bap
tist association at the Raeford Baptist church.
On behalf of the whole town and county The Ne^vs-
Journal wishes to welcome these ladies to our community
and to wish them a most pleasant day here. We know the
whole community joins us in this welcome.
Speak At FMC
Monday P. M.
The Hon. Ellis Arnall, former
Governor of Georgia, and one of
the South’s outstanding states
men, will speak at Flora Mac
donald college on Monday even-
•ing, April 18, at 8:15, •
Mr. Amall, who has been
termed “the most dynamic figure
in the United' States today,” was
the youngest governor ever elect
ed to any state, and his wife the
nation’s youngest “first lady.”
His political career began in
1932. when he was elected to the
General Assembly' of Georgia and
was chosen presiding officer of
the House of Representatives. In
1937, he was appointed assistant
attorney general, and when the
office'of attorney general became
vacant in ’39, he was appointed
to fill it, and in 1940 was re-elect
ed .without opposition. In tbe
19ft Democratic primary he de
feated Elgene Talmadge for gov
ernor of Georgia, and wm elect
ed in the general election to the
gubernatorial post that the SAT-
URD'^ EVENING .lk)ST refer
red to him as “Georgia’s New
Peach.” In 1842, the Junior Cham
ber of Commerce of the United
States named him orte of the ten
outstanding young men of the
Comments from the Press:
“Former Governor Arnall is fast
becoming the South’s greatest
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Cancer Fund Drive
Mrs.' Shelton’s sixth grade of
the Raeford Graded school took
a field trip this week as the Junior
Audibon Club. They studied all
the birds that they could locate.
Mrs. Snead’s 6 and 7 grades are
giving a chapel program today,
“Tony Learns to Love the Flag.”
Everyone is invited. This group
will give the same program for
the PTA on Thursday night and
also for the Kiwanis club on
Mrs. Earl Robinson’s third grade
had Mrs. Parks, County Health
Nurse, over to tdik to them a-
bout first aid in the case of bites,
scratches, etc. . They had been
studying a health unit that cover
ed these things.
Mrs. Stephens’ 4th and 5th gra
des will have Mrs. Staley over to
talk to them about the care of
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“Inthis fight against cancer it
is difficult to -say that we have
a certain share but Hoke County
has been asked to raise a mini
mum of $500. But no man can say
this is our- share. In a cause such
as this. Only Our Absolute Best
Is To Be Expected.” Thus Mrs.
Herbert McKeithan, county chair
man, •anrioimcing.„the opening of
the 1949 Cancer Drive.’
“There is evidence that 1949
may well be the most important
year of progress against cancer”,
she said. “As the slogan this year
suggests, cancer can strike any
one. We can all have a chance to
strike back by working and giv
ing to &e -Hoke coimty cancer
Mrs. McKeithan announced the
following volunteer workers for
the county: Antioch, Mrs. Watson
McNeill, Jr.; Mildouson, Mrs.
Jesse Gibson and Mrs. Archie
Howard; Allendale, Miss Willa
McLauchlin; Ashemont, Mrs. F. L.
Eubanks and Mrs. Tom Sinclair;
Rockfish, Mrs. A. A. Mclnnis;
Wayside, Mrs. Herman Koonce;
Arabia, Mr.^Brown Hendrix; Rae-
deen, Mr. Will McNeill; Pine For
est, Mrs. Winnie Cameron; Rae
ford, Mrs. R. B. Lewis; Mrs. A. K.
Currie, Mrs. W. P. Baker, Mrs.
Alfred Cole, Mrs. W, T. Covington,
Mrs. J. H. Blue, Mrs. G. B. Row
land, Mrs. M. R. Smith, Mrs. J. \
Johnson, Mrs. W. A. McDon?
and Mrs. Lacy McFadyen; B.
Springs, Mrs. Dave Dalton.
On Red Cross
Copnty Chairman, Israel Mann,
this week submitted a complete
report on the Red Cross fund
drive recently concluded' in this
County. He gave the quotas for
each community and the amount
so far turned in by all that have
reported. The county’s total quota
was $1'686 and the amount raised
in th,3 county was $1770.56.
Shown below is a break-down
of the drive in the county with
the quota and the amounts turn
ed in following.
Community - Quota - Amount
Sponsors Sale Of
The annual Easter Seal Sale
drive for crippled children and
adult?, sporisoied by the Raeford
Shrine Club, opens April 14th
and will continue through April
When the people of Hoke Coun
ty buy 1949 Easter Seals they pro
vide services 'for physically han
dicapped persons right here in
The services include: transpor
tation to hospitals, clinics, and
(Schools, hospitalization, artifical
fimbs, braces, special shoes, wheel
chairs, hearing aids, hospital
beds, dental care, general medi
cal care, and special training
classes for children who are un
able to attend school.
Last year the local chapter as
sisted 4 clijiRiren with special
medical and hospital care, 2
children with speech correction,
3 adults with, transportation to
Duke Hospitat 3 children with
special built shoes, 2 adults and
1 child with^ 2
children with braces, and 2 a-
dults, helplessly crippled from ar
thritis were furnished with spec
ial built wheel chairs.
In order for all to see hoW this
contributions for this worthy
cause have been used, several
of these appliances have been
borrowed and they are now on
display at the Raeford Furniture
Company. The public is invited
to examine this display and make
a liberal contribution to this wor
thy cause. Those who know of a
crippled child who is not receiv
ing needed services are asked to
advise the welfare department.
,$ 75—$ 37.06
$ 40—$ 25.25
$ 75—$ 19.50
$ 75—$ 47.50
$ 75—$ 77.00
$ 50—$ 26.05
$ 50—$ 13.85
$ 50—$ 59.25
$ 50—$ 90.00
$ 30—$ 35.00
$ 50—$ 76.25
Mr. Mann expressed himself as
being well pleased with the way
the folks in the county cooperat
ed in the drive and that the coun
ty had, as usual, exceeded, its
His statement was “I would like
to tEike this chance to express my
sincere appreciation to the chair
men and workers who served so
well to make the drive a success.
Also, in behalf of the nation-wide
Cross and the Hoke county
^ ,ar, I extend my most sincere
Kfor the wonderful support
p'i'^d by the people of the
Show Methods Of
Miss Julia Mclver, Extension
Specialist in Clothing, will give
a special interest demonstration
on Commercial methods in Cloth
ing Construction on Tuesday, Ap
ril 19 at 2:30 P. M. in the Ladies
Parlor of the Raeford Presbyter
ian Church. Anyone interested in
new methods in sewing is cordial
ly invited to be present at this
meeting. Those attending are ask
ed to bring a seven inch skirt
?ipper, a few scraps of cotton ma
terial, pins, needles, thimble, sew
ing thread, scissors and tape line.
The demonstration is planned
especially for Home Demonstra
tion Club members but anyone in
the county is invited and it fs
hoped that a large crowd will be
present, says Josephine Hall,
Home Demonstration Agent.
In spite of the fact that most
■people here are not interested
the general election of officials
of the town of Raeford is an
nounced. It will take place on
Monday, May 2, 1949. Demo
cratic candidates were chosen
in the “primary” last week.
Citizens who vote in the
to^ elections must be regis
tered as voters on the town
registration books. Registration
on the books of the county does
not entitle a citizen to vote in
the town election. Registration
books of the town will be open
from Saturday, April 16 to
Saturday, April 23, inclusive.
Tuesday P. M.
About 200 legionnaires, high
school boys and other guests did
justice to a chicken supper pre
pared by W. L. Poole and com
mittee at the American Legion’s
‘^hmriie Justice Supper” at the
school gym Tuesday night.
Feature of the evening, of
coqrse, was the appearance and
talk of Charlie Justice, all-Amer
ican halfback of the University
of North Carolina football team.
Justice was introduced by Jake
Austin, alumnus of the University,
and following his talk he present
ed a film showing the Sugar
Bowl game January 1, 1949, iri
The film was in technicolor and
also included other sports in the
Sugar Bowl sports carnival.
Business taken up by the post
included a decision to let the
County 5oard of education take
over the ball park here with the
lights and what is owed on them.
Chicken Thief And
Judge Henry McDiarmid fined
Wilbert Hirris, colored, $10 and
the court costs Tuesday morning
after finding him guilty of steal
ing a chicken. Harris denied the
theft, and $1.50 of the fine was to
be used to pay for the chicken,
which had be^ eaten or otler-
wise disposed of and could not
James McKay, colored, was
charged with disposing of mort-
gagdR property. He got straight
with the man with the mortgage
and had.to pay the costs.
Lonnie I«ake, colored, for care
less and. recklpss driving, got 90
days suspended on payment of
the costs and a $100 repair bill.
Calvin Scott, white, was found
guilty of having improper lights
on his tractor and had to pay
the costs. A. L. Henderson, white
of Moore county, who hit Scott,
pleaded guilty of careless and
reckless • driving and paid the
costs and $75 for damages to the
John McPhatter, colored, paid
the costs for assaulting his wife.
W. A. Brown, white of Moore
county, paid the costs for driv
ing with improper license plates.
M. B. McLauchlin, white, paid
the costs for violating the prohi
Thomas Yeomans, Hubert Cam
eron and James R. King, all
white, each paid $25 . and the
costs for not having driver’s li
• Fra^ Diggs, colored, got 30
days suspended on payment of
the costs for being drunk and dis
Wade McDougald, white, paid
the costs for having improper
John P. Purcell, colored, and
his wife, Mary Jane Purcell, were
charged with violating the prohi-
biticfi laws. The State took a nol
pros in the case against John and
Mary got 30 days suspended on
payment of the costs.
John Ray, colored, paid $10
and the costs for having improper
equipment on his car.
W. E. Lamper, white of Wash
ington, D. C., paid the costs for
passing on a hilL
James J. Boosalis, white of
Cumberland county, left a $25
bond for speeding. Four transi
ents also left bond.! of |25 each
for speeding. " .
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BAPTIST SERVICE SUN.
i>RESBYTERY'S WOMEN OF THE
nCH 10 MST HERE FRIDAY
Pictured above is the Rev. W.
F. Junkin, Jr., missionary to China
who was bom in China and who
will speak to the Women of the
Church of Fayetteville Presby
tery at their meeting at the Rae
ford Presbyterian chnrch tomor
Mr. Junkin’s parents. Dr. and
Mrs. William F. Junkin, were
missionaries to China under the
Southern Presbyterian church for
46 years. He was in China from
1940 until 1941 and was interned
by the Japanese in the Philllpines
from 1941 until 1945.
About 600 Women
Representing 80 Churches
Expected To Attend
The Rev. Judson Lennon, as-
sitant pastor of Grace Baptist
church of Durham, will deliver
the sermOn at the morning wor
ship service at the Raeford Bap
tist church next Sunday. The
new organ was installed in the
church this week and will be
used Sunday morning for the first'
W* P. Bennerr
William Penn Benner, 64-year-
old farmer and business man of
Carthage, died at Moore county
hospital at 11,: 15 p. m. last Wed
nesday of a heart attack. He had
been in declining health for sev
eral months. He was the father
of C. J. Benner of Raeford.
In addition to farming interests,
Mr. Benner was. the owner of
three motion picture houses in
Funeral service was conducted
at the Carthage Baptist church at
three o’clock Friday afternoon by
het Rev. Otis Hagler, pastor, and
the Rev. Otis Hagler, pastor, and
the Carthage Presbyterian church.
Burial followed in the Cross Hill
cemetery. The deceased was a
member of the Carthage Baptist
church for 50 years.
Surviving are his widow; two
sons. C. J. Benner of Raeford and
W. G. Benner of Carthage; one
daughter, ■ Mrs. R. B. Moore of
Carthage, and eight grandchild
Following the meeting of the
Women of the Church of Fayette
ville Presbytery here tomorrow,
the Presbytery will be held at the
Antioch Presbyterian church next'
Tuesday, April 19. The session will
convene at 10:00 o’clock.
Retiring moderator is the Rev.
W. S. Golden, pastor of the Car
thage Presbyterian church.
The Rev. Jtimes Appleby, for
mer pastor of the Maxton Pres-
bjierian church and now an in
structor at the Union Theologi
cal seminary in Richmond. Va.,
will address the session on the
subject of “Evangelism.”
The c|ilegates will be served
dinner at the church and will hold
another session in the afternoon.
The Women of the Church of
Fayetteville Presbytery are hold
ing their annual meeting today
and Friday, April 14 and 15, 1949
at the Presbyterian Church in
The Executive Board will meet
on Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in the_
Presbyterian Church at Raeford.
The meeting of the Business Wo
men will be a supper meeting
Thursday night which wiLT be held
at Antioch Church (bet-*-een Rae
ford and Red Springs). Regis
tration for the night meeting will
.begin at 6:30 and supper wjU be
se^ed at 7:00 followed by the
program. The Friday sessions will
^art at 9:30 a. m. with registra
tion in the Presbyterian Church
in Raeford and the program •wiH
start at 10:00 o’clock.
At ■ both sessions the program
will be varied and insptrituaL
Mrs. S. H. Askew of the Woman’s
Committee in Atlanta will teach
the Bible at both sessions. Rev.
William F. Junkin. Jr., one of
the outstanding Missionaries to
China will speak on “China To
day.” Mrs. W. A. Dixon will speak
on “Women of the Church,” and
Mrs. George U. Baucom, Jr.,
member of the Committee on Wo
man’s Work ■will speak on various
current projects of the Women of
the Church. Mrs. Halbert N.
Jones will speak on Christian Ed
Reports of the year’s ■work and
plans for the new year will be
made at these meetings.
The old Methodist parsonage on
Main street has just about disap
peared this week under the direc
tion of Neill McNeill. Carl Morris
had originally bought the struc
ture for the liunber in it but sold
out because of his health.
UNC Vs use
Laurinburg—The Universities of
North’ and South Carolina, two
of the ranking baseball powers of'
the Southern Conference, will
trade hits and runs at Legion
Park .here Saturday night, April
16th. Game time is set for 8 o’
Both schools are blessed with
better than average diamond ag
gregations this season and. along
with Wake Forest, are rated top
contenders for Conference honors.
Coach Petosky’s Gamecocks al
ready hold a pair of victories over
Duke and an even split with tough
Michigan State while the Tarheels,
coached by Bunn Hearn and Wal
ter Rabb, have a clean slate ex
cept for a 2-ali draw with Mich
igan State. Carolina victims in
clude Florida, V. P. I. and the
Despite tih«' loss of such stars
as Pitcher Vinnie DeLorenzo, the
two Jims, Hayworth and Kelly,
and Emmett Cheek, the slugging
catcher, the Tarheels are over
Dean, Cassell, sophomore right
hander; Tommy Andrew and Bub
Blair, who turned in seven vic
tories a year ago, and Andy Tran-
avitch, a converted backstop, head
the pitching staff.
Will Hobbs at first base and
slick fielding Rip Ryan at short
stop are back from last year’s Big
Four champions ^ith newcomers
Stanley Goodman and John Sen-
ter rounding out the infield at.
second and third.
zero Allen, Lester CouCh and
Ed Lamb have earned outfield
berths while Sid "Varney and
Charlie Garganus handle the cat
Pitchiqg holds tixe key tor the
Gamecocks with Etterman, Frank
Sherer, Bill Camp and John Sza-
kacsi anchoring a so-so mound
staff. There’s still plenty of pow
er in the lineup despite the loss
of Harry Parone and Joe Johns
ton, a pair of .300 hitters.
Jack Couch, football co-captain,
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