By K. A. MacDonald
The cattle judging tean)^
Hoke High went to Laurinbiirg
Tuesday afternoon for the district
stock judging contest. W. P. Phil
lips, vocational aipricultural teachh'
er, was in charge. Jinuny Seals'
of the Hoke team was. high man.
The whole team placed second in
Last yreek men from the U; S.
Unemployment office visited Hoke
High and administered aptitude
tests to quite a number ol the stu
dents.' They were high in their
praise of the Guidance Depart
ment, through which they work
ed, and the school as a whole. The*
discipline, efficiency and profici
ency of the students.
• Mr. an^ Mrs. D. H. Yarborou^
had as their gueste^ for the week
end and Mother’s iDay Wilson
Yatborough of Savannah, Ga..
Mr. and'Mrs. Hartman Yarbor
ough of Columbia, S. C. and Mr.
and Mrs. Willis Holding of Ra-
Mr. and Mrs^. Roland Covington
spent &e week end in Charlotte
with titeir dau^ter, Miss Mary
Stewart Covington. Miss •Coving
ton is wi^ the Charlotte Memor
ial hospital as a Nurse’s Aid. She
finds .the work very instructive.
Mr. and Mrs. Covington stopped
in Hamlet Sunday on their way
to Raeford to visit Mrs. Coving
ton’s mother, Mrs. J. R. Gordon.
Mrs. David McKinley Jester of
Thomasville, N. C.' is spending
this week with her mother. Mrs.
Neill A, McDonald, Sr.
We regret to learn that F. L.
Eubanks, member of the Ashe-
mont school board is iU in Moore
County hospital at Pinehurst.
Seventh Grade Day at Hoke
High yesterday was enjoyed bjr
all the seventh grades in the,
county. They were entertained
with movies and the various Oth
er activities of the school. They
are all anxious to be enrolled in
the ei^th grade for next year.
The yearly reading contest
sponsored- by the Womwi’s cli^b
was held ^the high school yes
terday. The winner will be an
nounced at commencein^. Stand
ard tests were given in aU white
elementary' schools Tuesday and
. Weduesdiy. T^e
permanent record of each child.
We regret’to learn that Lewis
Parker, a former chairman of the
Hoke County Board of Education,
is ill in Highsmith hospital in
On May 10,' the local chapter
of UDC put os their annual Me
morial Day exercises at Hoke
High. The student body was pri-
yfle^ed to hear the Hon. John A.
Oates give - a most interesting ad-
; dress on: the history of the Cape
Fear: SiectLon.: .'We appreciate the
.U^ ’making at - possible for the'
' students to participate in these
exercises iit hohor of the heroes
of . the'sixties* and to hear out
standing speakers each year: Mrs.
W. B. McLauchlin is president of
the local club.
Last Friday night the Raeford
Graded school gave their operet
ta, “Florinda, or The Rose and
Pearl,” to a most appreciative
audience. The music was catchy,
the costumes colorful and the
lighting and staging good. It was
an unusually good performance.
Teachers and ^students are to be
Yesterday a county-wide teach
ers meeting was held at the Up
church school. Plans were made
for the closing of the schools
which will take place on June 3.
President Kearney of the NTA
was in charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Campbell
spent the day Svmday in Harts-
ville, S. C. with Mrs. Campbell’s
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Williams,
who have occupied the Younger
Snead’s furnished apartment are
moving to the mifumished apart
ment over Wood’s furinture store.
Mr. William!^, is manager of the
local Mack’s ^ and 10 cents store.
T. B. Lester and Mrs. Aganora
Andrews speiit Tuesday in Dur
ham. They both went to Duke
hospital for a check-up.
Mrs. Hallie Gatlin, Mrs. Neil
Sonter and Mrs. J. H. Austin spent
'Tuesday in TKiriuun^ :
son epent^^the vve^ end in Mlen-
bOEO in the home dC Mr6: Nic^dl-
son’s parents, Mt. and Mrs. El^ah
Sgt. Howard Pope, . who was
separated from the U. S. Army
at Camp Lee, 'Virginia, this we^
came to Raeford Tuesday to join
Mrs. Pope and sons, who have
visited relatives heret for the past
four weeks. Sgt. Pope re-enlist
ed in the 'army and will be sta
tioned with the Quartermaster
Board at Gorham, N. H. He, Mrs.
Pope and children will leave this
Week for New Hampshire.
■‘Miss i^abeth Pirkef of ,WC-
UHC, Gr^nsboro, spent itee we^
end with her parehtsj Mr. and
Mrs. D. K -Parker.
Mrs. Harry Logan and son,
James of Ash^ille spent several
days in the home of Mrs. Logan’s
father, J. F. McPhail.
Escaped Lifer '
Held For Cutting
Cornelius Graham, colored life-
term inmate of the Prison division
of the N. C. Sanatorium at Mc
Cain, was given a preliminary
hearing before Judge Henry Mc-
Diarmid in Recorder’s court
Tuesday on charges of assault
with a deadly' weapon with in
tent to kill and escaping. He was
charged With cutting Katie Lee
Morrison, also colored, to the ex
tent that 150 stitches were required
to get her back togeteer. Prob
able cause was found and Grai-
ham will be held in Raleigh im-
til trial in the August term .of
"feuperior court here.
W. D. Currie, White, pleaded
guilty in three cases to giving bad
checks. The checks amounted to
$459.47, $79.64 and- $79.19, re
spectively, and sentences were six
months in. the first case and 60
days in each of the others. Sen
tences were suspended on con
dition that Currie make good the
checks by May 17, May 24 and
June 7, respectively and pay the
Robert E. Zachary, white sold
ier, had to pay repairs and court
costs for careless and reckless
driving. Albert D, Thrower, col
ored, paid $10 and the costs.
Napoleon Rainboat, white of the
Army, forfeited a $25 bond for
passing a loading school bus and
Fransisco Suarez and Manurf
Garcia, both transients, each left
$25 for speeding.
Two colored soldiers and Willie
Bronson, local colored man. each
paid the costs for being drunk
Pinky Jacobs’ and Lee Wilkins,
colored, charged" with ste^tHng
some .-plows, jpetUmed ' the -ploiwsr:
andfkdid 'Hie costs.
Clyde and Henry McLauchlih,
colored, were found guilty of vi
olating the State forest* fire law§
and sentenced to 30 days to be
suspended on payment of the
costs. They appealed to Superior
court through counsel and bond
for both was set at $100.
James L. Gentry, white of Apex
got 90 days suspended on payment
of $100 and the costs for driving
Jasper Pate, white, got 30 days
suspended on payment of the
costs for' violating the prohibition;
• Raymond Maxwell, v^te,
the coris' for operating an .REA
truck with no . tail lig^t. .
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RAEFORD GIRLS ELECTED
OFFICERS AT PEACE
Whereas, the^general health and welfare of our citizens
depend upon wholesome surroundinjgs arising from good
clean living conditions, and ^
Whereas, the lives and property of qur people are en
danger^ by fire caused by the cluttered, conditions in
hom^ factories, alleys, and streets, and
Wher^, unity of effort is required for the future de-
veloptiu^ of our community.
Then^Ebre I, William L. Poole, Mayor of the City of Rae-
ford^ do hereby designate May 15, as official opening day
of the GLEAN UP-PAINT UP-PIX UP PROGRAM, ^n-
sored by the Raeford Chamber of Commerce, and call upon
all departments of the city, its oommerOial organizations,
civic associ. tions, and our peoffe in;ge]^ari;o take an ac
tive part ip this constructive program for community im
provement o insure its success.
This, the 11 day of May, 1949
WILLIAM L. POOLE, MAYOR'
City of Raeford, North Carolina.
Dr. and Mrs. K. B. Grim of
Liberty visited Mrs. Mary Mc-
County Supervisor Annie W.
Pridgen is in Greensboro this
'week attending a conference of
supervisors called together by W.
M. Plemmons, executive secretary
of the State Educatoin Commis
sion. The conference was called
for a study of the commission’s
report and to make plans for
putting as. many of the recom-
menHations into practice next
year as possible.
S. L. Williams, taecher of vo
cational agriculture at Upchurch
school took his boys to Rowland
last Tuesday where they display
ed their wrk in repairing electri
cal appliances. We have not heard
the results from this show, but
.we feel sure the boys from Up-
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Members of Mrs. A. R. Morris’s
circle gave most complimentary
reports of the fish fry, which
they heartily .enjoyed at the
Thomas lake last 'Wednesday.
Mrs. Marshall Thomas and Mrs.
Benton Thomas were hostesses.
Tables were laid in the “Bigroom”
of the cottage and a most delec
table meal was served. Mrs.
Morris, chairman, and Mrs. R. L.
Carter gave the program, with
Mrs. Walter D. Brown conducting
The Rev. B. P. Robinson and
Mrs. Robinson and the Rev. and
Mrs. P. O. Lee were those present
other than circle members.
Mrs. R. L. Carter and Ann Car
ter spent Sunday visiting in Char
Miss Mary Black McBryde of
Greensboro spent the week end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Smith, Jr.
announce the birth of a son. Em
met McBryde, at the Randolph
Hospital in Asheboro, Saturday,
Student elections for.next year
at Peace College, Raleigh, were
completed and the newly elect^
student government officers for
the 1949-50 session were install
ed in a ceremony at Dinwiddle
Chapel on the campus last week.
Miss Gwen Gore, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Gore, was in-
stal^d as treasurer, and Miss
Katherine Blue, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Blue, was selected
Representative-at-large from the
student body bn the council.
Guy C. T lylor
Dies In idinston
Guy C. Tay^r, 64, died at his
home In Kinstbn at 1:30 o’clock
yesterday of a' heart ail
ment from which he had been
suffering since Sunday. He was
the husband of the former Miss
• ' '*■
Mable Gatlin bf Raeford, who sur
vives him. He; was a representa
tive of the New York Life In
Funeral services are to be con
ducted in Kinston this afternoon,
at three^thirty o’clock by the
Rev. M. Glass, pastor of the Kins
ton Meteodist church. Place of
the funeral Imd not been set yes-
togiay. Bttr|a|£will be* in Maple-
Kinston.- ’ -
Surviving are his wife; one
daughter, Mable Gatlin Taylor Of
the home; one daughter by a for
mer-marriage; one sister, Mrs.
Bessie Hardy of Ayden. Mr. Tay
lor was the third son-in-law of
Mrs. B. R. Gatlin to pass away in
less than a year. The other two
were W. E. Freeman of Aberdeen
and W. B. Crumpton of Belmont.
PTA WILL MEET MONDAY
Juiie 30 Deadline
For Drivers Licenses
H-K and Chauffeurs
The Bfotor Vehicle Department
announced today that all Chauf
feur’s licenses in the State must
be renewed by Jtme 30.
Department officials said there
were approximately 36,500 motor
ists in the State who held Chauf
feur’s licenses, and the law states
that these licenses must be re
newed by midnight June 30.
June 30 is also the deadline for
persons with surnames beginning
with “H. I, J, K,” to have their
regular driving licenses renewed:
W. T. Yow, license examiner, is
tit tee cou^ouse in Raeford on
Wednesday and Thursday of each
The Raeford PTA will meet
Monday night,, May 16, at 8 o’
clock,i at the Raeford Graded
Sohck)! building. The junior chorus
under the direction of Miss Doris
Bradley, willpresent a concert.
The public is invited to attend.
Ed Bethune, husband of the
former Margaret Currie of Rae
ford, who was stricken with a
sudden illness Saturday after
noon at his home in Hamlet, is
now in a Hamlet hospital, but his
condition is reported to be sat-
isfactory. . •
Guard Unit Starts
Small Arms Firing
About 40 officers and men of
Battery A, 130th Antiaircraft
Battalion local National Guard
unit, went to Fort Bragg last Sat
urday where they bivouacked on
the range and where annual re
cord firing of rifles was conduct
ed on Saturday and Sunday
The unit is scheduled to go to
Fort Bragg each of the remun-
ing weekends in May so teat each
meti)ber will have opportunity to
•fire his individual weapon. Fir
ing conducted last weekend was
generally good and Pfc. Floyd A.
Keith was outstanding. He quali
fied as expert marksman, tee
highest marksmanship rating.
ROADS TO CLOSE ON
POST DURING MANEUVER
James'C. Lentz, Lacy -McFad-
yen and Evander Gillis attended
the convention of the North Car
olina Funeral Directors associa
tion in Fayetteville last week.
Tarheel In Washington
By Letter Baker
Rep. F. Ertel • Carlyle of Lum-
berton—one of North Carolina’s
newest Congressmen—says he has
been highly impressed since com
ing to Washington, at the way
people in all walks of life are
watching our national govern
“This interest,” he pointed out,
“means that Congressmen must,
be more aware of people’s wants
The occasion for Mr. Carlyle’s
speech was the April meeting of
the North Carolina Democratic
Club of Washington at which
more than 200 Tarheels were pre
In speaking of his constituents,
Mr. Carlyle remarked that they
are right up-front When it comes
to “progressive ideas'.” Many of
them are so well informed on
legislative matters, he said, that
they can refer to House bills by
number. This, of course, is some
times hard for Congressmen to do,
since such a great number of bills
are introduced at each session of
The second speaker of the ev-
ehing was , Representative Thur
mond Chatham of Winston-Salem.
He, also, is a newcomer to the
House of Representatives.
Mr. Chatham emphasized the
fact that he is extremely amaz
ed at the amount of appropria
tion funds going to the North and
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D. S. McKeithan
Daniel Smith McKeithan, 87,
died Saturday at 3:00 a. m. at
Broad Oaks sanatorium near
A son of tea late Daniel and
Celia McKeithan. he was bom
in Moore county but came'here
to live about 45. years ago. He
was in the grocery business here
for many years.
He was married to Miss Martha
Eliza McNeill who passed away
in March of last year.
Surviving are'three sons, NeiU
of Aberdeen, John of Raeford and
Archie S. McKeithan of Red
Springs; and two daughters, Mrs.
Jonah McCauley of Biscoe and
Miss Annie McKeithan of Rae
Funeral services were conduct
ed at the residence at five o’clock
Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W.
B. Heyward and burial was in
the Raeford cemetery. Pallbear
ers were N. B. Sinclair, J. C. Mc
Lean, A. K. Stevens, C. P. Kin-
law, J. D. McNeill, N. A. Mc
Donald, N. B. Blue and L. M.
To Start Today
Final phase of Exercise Tar
heel will start at one minute af
ter midni^t tonight, according
to public infirmatioQ officers at
This final phase will mark the
actual simulated clash of Task
Force Victor with tee Aggressor
Officers explained tee simulat-
,ed condition.'for tee start ct the
fjnal phase as follows:
Tack Force Victor, comprising
most of the 82nd Airborne Di
vision, and a number of support
ing units, is training at Camp
Mackall, 'when tee Aggressors,
commanded by Colonel “Sam”
Soane, discover Fort ^agg un
defended and make an air land
ing, seizing the airstrip and ve
hicles left at Fort Bragg, and start
moving westward through tee
reservation toward MackalL
The com^nding geqer^ of
Tack Force Victor orders the Ag
gressors umihilated aud tee two
forces fire scheduled to meet in
tee weste^ part of tee Fort Bragg
Roads-on tee Fort Bragg reser
vation will be closed to.all civir
lian traffic’during the period May
11-20 inclusive. This restriction
will apply to all civilians on the
Post and to families of military
personnel. Access to tee Post will
be by way of Fayetteville-Fort
Bragg road (State highway 87)
and the Vass cut-off.
There will be a considerable in
crease in military traffic on roads
in the corridor between Fort
Bragg and Camp Mackall during
the period May 11-20. There will
no blackout driving in the corri
dor but blackout conditions will
exist on the .Fort Bragg reserva
tion west of the Mac Ridge road,
and at Camp Mackall. .•
In honor of the Hoke, County
Gold Star Mothers tee Ameri
can" Legion Auxiliary is sponsor
ing a sacred concert Sunday af
ternoon, May 15, from 4 till 5 in
front of the court house. The
Hoke High school band, under tee
direction of Mr.' "W. O. Melvin,
will present tee program. Includ
ed in the concert will be two
marches, and a patrioctic song.
The public is invited to attend.
State Vs Clemson
16th In Laurinburg
Laurinburg—The third and last
college baseball attraction of tee
1949 season will be staged at Le
gion Park in Laurinburg Monday
night with State college meeting
Clemson in a regularly scheduled
Southern Conference clash. Game
time will be 8 o’clock.
The fame stacks up as one of
I the top' attractions of tee season
with bote schools boasting better
than a\4erage nines. The Tigers
from Clemson started this week
In second place in the Southern
Conference on the basis of seven
victories in nine starts while
State ranked second in the Big
Four and seventh in the Confer
Doctors R. L. Murray, A. L. O’-
Briant and ,R. A. jVJateeson have
attended sessions of the Norte
Carolina Medical association, hav
ing its 94th annual meeting in
Pinehurst this week. The associa
tion is celebrating tee 150te an
niversary of medical progress iii
' Dr. and Mrs. Matheson and Dr.
and Mrs. O’Driant attended a
banquet and deuice at the Caro
lina Hotel oh Tuesday night and
the ladies attended a bridge club
at the hotel yesterday morning.
Hoke’s 4th Trafl
Death Of Year
Young Negro Dies
In Swamp Near Rockfidi
When Lights & Brakes
Hoke County was near tee top
in homicides in tee State last year
on percentage basis and bids fair
to be near the top in traffic fa*
talities this year if tee present
trend continues. The fourth death '
in tee county occurred on the
road between Arabia and Rock-
fish at some .time near midni^t
last Sunday when Wilbert Hough,
18-year-old colored, farmer o£
that section ran off tee road and
Hough’s body and tee wreck
were not discovered until early
Monday morning whra his father,
E. J. Hough, saw tee wreck from
the road after traveling to Cliff-
dale in Cumberland county look
ing for the boy, who was. last
seen leaving there for ius home
about 11:00 o’clock.
State Highway patrolmen in
vestigating tee accident conclud
ed teat tee lights on tee car had
failed and teat he had found him
self helpless as there were do
brakes. The car went into die
swamp and hit a tree. Hough was
thrown out as his remains -were
fou-id in tee car’s path about 12
feet from tee car, a 1936 Chev
Officers base their conclusion
about the lights on the fact tlmt
tee fuse was blown on the light
circuit of tee car. They are of
the opinion teat faulty equipment
caused the boy’s death and th^
the^car would, nt^-have been
tee road in that condition last
year when mechanical inspection
was required. •
Pvt. W. C. Holland
Killed In Kentucky;
Funeral services were conduct
ed in the chapel of tike Lentz
Mortuary here at 2:30 Sunday af
ternoon for Private William C.
Holland, 19, of the United States
Army, who wds killed by a hit-
and run driver on a hi^way near
CgmpbeU, Ky^ on the nl^ ol
Wednesday, May 4.
Pvt. Holland ' was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T: Holland of
tee Antioch section of the county
and the service was conducted
by tee Rev. J. W. Mann, pastor
of the Antioch Presbyiaian
chinch. Burial was in the Rae
^He was a member of Battery A
of the 675te Field .Artillery bat
talion at Camp Campbell and his
remains were not discovered un
til about nine o’clock Thursday
In addition to his parents he
is survived by eight brothers of
the home and two sisters, Mrs.
Gertrude Wiliford and Margaret
Tomorrow night, Friday, May
13, at 8:30 the senior class of Hoke
High will present their play,
“.Aunt Tillie Goes to Townf, a \
comedy in three acts.
Ten seniors compose the cast.
They were carefully picked for
'their ability to fit into and take
the parts assigned. They have
been working bard for the past
several weeks preparing to give
an evening of good clean fun.
The curtain will rise prompt
ly at 8:30. The play is produced
and directed by the senior class
advisor. Miss Miriam Watson. Alt
wil> remember the senior plays
of the past several years that have
been produced by Miss Watsoiv
This one is expected to be just
as good or better.