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The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLFV; NUMBER 3
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1949
RAEFOBD. N. C
By K. A. MacDonald
The Board of Education met in
special session Monday nighty at
8:30 o’clock to hear a committee
from the Mildouson school dis
trict. This cmmittee stated their
views and wishes and the board
promised to take their requests
under advisement and to do all
in its power to help them out.
We are sorry to report the re
signation of W. O. Melvin as band
director for Hoke High school. Mr.
Melvin is leaving to take charge
of the Bessemer City High band.
This is a much larger band with
a much larger student body to
draw from. We are sorry to lose
him but wish him much success
in his new work.
W. T. Gibson, Jr., principal of
Hoke High, announces the ap
pointment of the following teach
ers: Martha Sue Black, Lime
stone college, 4th grade, Matt
hews, N. C.r Betty Little, Furman
University, '6th grade, Uunlon, S.
C.; William Kibler, Nev^erry
College, Math, Newberry, S. C.;
Hilda Priest, East Carolina Teach
ers Allege, Science, Elizabeth
town, N. C.
It is announced by the Raeford
school board 'and; W. T. Gibson,
principal, that %ough. parents
have signed ui) tb;i,guarantee the
employment o^ an ac^iitional piana
teacher. Thes^. schoift authorities
are now lookir^Joif a ^nb teach-
^ and a' bandfflS^&ttttA ^
* J. W. Turlin^h, prmcipal of
the Raeford Graded school, ex
pects to leave for his Home in
Fremont, N. p. tomorrow or Sat
15 Cases In
Frank Hardister. white of Ashe-
ley Heights, was charged with
carrying ai concealed weapon and
assault with a deadly weapon by
Dan Ross, colored. 'The State
dropped the case for lack of evi
William Mclntosli and Lula
Kep, colored, were charged with
immoral conduct and found not
Chancy Locklear and Workman
Locklear, Indians, were charged
with being drunk and disorderly,
and assault. Chancy was also
found guilty of carrying a con
cealed- weapon.- He giot 90 days
suspended on payinent of $60 and
the costs and Workman got 30
days suspended on payment of $10
and the costs.
William J. Leak, colored, paid
$10 and the costs for having im
proper brakes and lights on his
Clifton Davis, white of Wilming
ton, got 60 days for giving War
ren Phillips a bad check for $143.50
Sentence was suspended on pay
ment of the costs and the check.
Byver E. Dimn, white of the
Army, was found nOt guilty of
carrying, a - concealed weapon.
Lonnie McFadyen, colored,
paid the costs for being drunk
Dewey McQuage, Jr. and Neill
G. Nicholson, both white, were
found not guilty of driving with
improper driving licenses.
Three transient speeders left
bonds of $25 eachr'
Roy Lee McLean, colored of
Shannon, paid $10 and the costs
Team Wins, Loses
Daily vacation Bible school will
begin at Philippi Presbyterian
church next Monday morning at
9:00 o’clock through 11:30. and
be held each morning through
the 24th. The school will be under
the direction of Miss Flora Cam
eron of Pinehurst, who is one of
the Bible school workers of Fay
etteville Presbytery. Teachers
will be Kermit Riley,’ Mrs: Law
rence Conoley, Mrs. Albert Guin,
Mrs. Rob Posey and Elizabeth
Farm And Home
At N. C. State
The first N. C. State college
extension service staff conference
in several years got under way
. The conference, which will wind
up Friday, brought together some
600 county farm and home agents
and specialists -from all counties
of the state. •
Governor Scott addressed the
opening session. He declared that
North Carolina is rapidly becom
ing one of the top, agricultural
states in the nation. He predicted
that the road program approved
by the voters June 4 will lead
to unparalleled industrial develop
ment in North Caroina'.
Others who extended their
greetings included Chancellor J.
W. Harrelson of State College,
Agricultural Commissioner L. Y.
'Ballentine; Dr. J. H. Hilton, dean
of agriculture and director of the
experiment station, and Dr. I. 0-
' Schraub, director of the extension
The North Carolina Associations
of County Agents and Home De
monstration Agents held separate
business meetings Tuesday. Dr.
Schraub addressed both groups.
• The first item of business at the
home agent meeting was the ini
tiation of new members.
■ More than half of those attend
ing were initiated indiCjating that
they had joined the staff since the
last general meeting.
Main speakers at Wednesday’s
meeting of the conference were
Dean Hilton and Dr. E. L. Butz,
head of' the department of agri-
cultura economics at Purdue uni
TO BROADCAST SERVICE
Coach W. L. Poole’s American
Legion Junior baseball team start
ed the toason with a loss to Clin
ton on Wedne^ay of last week,
6-2, but came back on Friday to
beat the Fort Bragg juniors,, 16-
15. ^ .
In the Clinton game Rae.ford’s
pitcher. Cole, led at bat with four
for four, and Phmips led Clinton
with two for two.
In the high-scoring game with
Fort Bragg Cole got two for four
and Allen got two for two. Vause
led Fort Bragg with three for five.
The local team went to Dunn to
play yesterday afternoon and they
play Clinton there tomorrow.
Next game here will be against
Dunn next Tuesday night.
July 23 is the date tentatively
set by the Secretary of Agricul
ture for a nation-wide farmer re
ferendum on wheat controls for
1950. How big, the wheat crop is
this year will determine the mat
ter and if the crop estimate is
more than 1,300,000,000 bushels
the referendum will be heldr Mar
keting quotas will be assigned
growers and production will be
cut next year. More than a mil
lion and a half wheat growers
would be eligible to vote a-nd at
least two-thirds of those ■ voting
would have to approve controls in
order to put the plan into effect.
About 82,000,000 acres of land
went down to wheat this year and
it is said 62,500,000 acres would
be the maximum for 1950 if i
control program goes into effect.
REVIVAL AT PARKER’S
The Daily Vacaticm Bible school
of Raeford Baptist; church com
pleted a successful week of Bible
study on Friday, June 10. The
commencement exercises were
held in the church on Friday
night, at which time all of the
parents came, to view somthing
of the week’s work.
Mrs. L. W. Turner served as
principal of the school, and had
the following workers: Mrs. Arah
Stuart, Mrs. Virgil Dark, Mrs.
J. F. Jordan, Mrs. Chester Wade,
Mrs, Harvey Warlick, Miss. Nita
GuUedge. Mrs. J. M. McDuffie,
Mrs. Robert Weaver, Mrs. Millard
Baker, Miss Martha Ann GuUedge,
Mrs. Marian Gatlin. Mrs. NeiU
Senter, and Rev. Judson Lennon.
The theme of the Intermediate
Department Bible study was the
“First Letters of Paul.” For their
handwork the boys built a book
case and a coat rack for the nur
sery department and the girls
made curtains^for the same de
partment. Taa|B.'Jimior Bible theme
was “Finding out what Jesus- ex-,
pects of us.” The theme of the
Primal’ Bible study was “Bring
ing our Gifts to, Jesus.” “Glad
.Days” was the theme of the Be
ginner Department. Each depart--
ment had mission studies and
character stdries and hand work.
Refreshments were served each
day during a recess period by the
missionary circles of the ehipch;
There was a nenrollment of 83
with an average attendance of 77.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. G.
G. Faircloth on South Main street
was destroyed by a fire which
started shortly after three o’clock
Tuesday morning, origin unknown.
It is considered possible that worn
electrical wiring started it.
The fire alarm was sounded at
3:30 and the fire department
managed to check the blaze some
what. but it was too far advanced
to save much but the walls of the
house. The furniture was almost
all lost, although some clothing
and personal effects were saved.
The house was covered by fire in
Arrangements have been made
with radio station WEEB in Sou
thern pines to broadcast the morn
ing worship service from the Rae
ford, Presbyterian church next
Sunday morning at eleven o’clock.
Revival services will begin at
the Sunday morning worship at
the Parker Methodist Church, and
will continue through next Sun
day. The Rev. H. L. Davis of
Farmville will preach each even
ing at 8 o’clock. The vacation
Bible school will also be held
next week from 8 till ten each
church officials have announced. 1 morning.
The Central district of the Car
olines Ginners Association meet
ing at Pinecrest Country Club in
Lumberton Tuesday, heard sev
eral speakers paint a dark pic
ture of the future of the cotton
ginning industry. They cited in
creased labor costs, general reces
sion of business, cuts in ECA buy
ing and high ginning costs.
George T. Ashford of Red
Springs, president of the associa
tion, presided; Myres Tilghman of
Dunn and Clyde Upchurch, Jr. of
Raeford were' elected directors.
W. F. Curry, \ field representa
tive of the national cotton coun
cil, warned of legislative trends
which may react against cotton
ginners. naming particularly tbe
possibility of an increase of the
minimum wage 75 cents. L. M.
Upchurch of Raeford, president,
of the N. C. Seed Crushers Asso
ciation, was a featured speaker.
Others on the program were
Fred P. Johnson, ginning and mar
keting specialist; J. C. Ferguson,
ginning specialist; Dan F. Holler,
marketing ^e^ialist, aU of N. C.
State Extension Service; R. ICen-
neth Scott, chief engineer of N.
C. Fire. Insurance Rating Bureau;
Z. E. Mathews of Erwin Cotton
Mills; J. S. Vincent, Pilot Life
Insurance Co.,, Greensboro; Har
vey Jordan, vice-president of
Southern Paper Industries in’Gas
Red Springs VFW
Ask Hok^ Vets ,
To Shindig Saturday
Rudolph Baxley, adjutant of the
Red Springs Post ot the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, was in Raeford'
this week inviting veterans with
overseas service to attoid a bar
becue, fish, fry and dance at the
organization’s hut this -side of
Red Springs on Saturday' night
Baxley said that as ■feere was
no post of the "VFW in Hoke^coun-
ty his group was extending a
blanket invitation to veterans to
attend the affair ,and.to join their
post also if they desire to.
The affair will last from eight
to twelve and veterans are invit
ed' to bring thmr ladies. There
wil be no charge of any kind.
CALLS SCHOOL MEETING
Mrs, Herbert McKeithan, coim-
ty chairman, this'week released
the final figures on the drive for
fimds for the American Cancer
Society which was recently con
ducted in the county by the Rae
ford Woman’s club. The county’s
quota was $500 and $628.89 was
raised. Mrs, McKeithan express
ed her appreciation to all workers
N. H. G. Balfoim has asked the
paper to announce that their will
be a meeting in the Dundarrach
community hous^ at eight-thhty
o’clock tonight which he urges
all citizens of Stonewall township
who are interested' in ' a better
school to attend, the meeting will
be in regard to improving the
facilities at the school.
Ryan McBryde returned to a
Fayetteville hospital this week
To Start Monday. .
At Bethel Church
The Bethel Congregation and
commimity are looking forward
to the coming of Rev. J. M. Mc
Bryde for a series of services in
Mr. McBryde. is the pastor of
the Presbyterian church, in Fort
Defiance, Va. He is a' brother of
Ryan McBryde, and was brought
up in the Bethel comthunity.
The first preaching service will
be held in the Bethel church Mon
day night, June 2Q, and'will con
tinue each night throii^ Sunday
night, June 2f6th. The hour of
service is 8:15 o’clock. ,
The public is cordially inyit^
to attend these services and to
unite in singing the great ' old
hymns of. the church,
La«t Warning For.
H, If J, K, Djrivers
Drivers of commercial vehicles
and motorists generally are warn
ed that all whose last names be
gin with the letters H, I. J, and
K must have their licenses re
newed not later .than. Jime 3il>th.
The State department of motor
vehicles reports that so far only
about 4,000 of the 39,000 taxi and
bus drivers have obtained renew
als. Prosecution in the courts will
follow for those who fail to get
their licenses renewed by mid
night, June 30, it is stated.
Sgt. Mack W. Gardner an
nounced today that Sgt. L. C.
Mode, WAC-WAF Recruiting
sergeant, will be in the USA and
USAF Recruiting Station Manu
facturer’s Building, Rockingham,
on Monday, 20 June 1949.' be
tween the hours of 10:00 A. M.
and 2:00 P. M. for the purpose of
interviewing' applicants, for the
WAC and WAF. Sgt. Mode will
answer any questions pertaining
to opportuities in the WAC-WAF.
All interested high school grad
uates, or girls with one or more
years in college, are urged to
contact Sgt. Mode on Jjhat date
H. Will Ellis
H. W. E;;;5, prominent farmer
of Queivhii'rle township, died at
his home yesterday morning. He
was 85 years of age and had been
sick less than a week.
Funeral services will be con
ducted this afternoon at four o’
clock ffomi the home by the Rev.
P. O. Lee. pastor of the Raeford
Methodist church, assisted by the
Rev, W. B. Heyward, pastor of
the Raeford Presbyterian church.
Burial wil 'oe in the cemetery , at
Bethel Presbyterian church and
pallbearers will be nephews of the
Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife,
the former Miss Catherine Currie;
and by the following children:
Clifton Ellis, Miss Margaret Ellis
and Miss Eunice Ellis, all of the
home; Wallace Ellis of this cbun-
Church June 26
Several Past Pastors^ Focna*
er Members and Presbytery
Committee Expected Here
Rev. C. Darby Fiilton, DD, of
Nashville, Tenn. Executive Sec
retary for Foreign (Missiohs, amd
immediate past moderator) of the
General Assembly of the'^^esby-
terian Church in the United States,
will be the guest minister for the
50th anniversary worship service
of the Raeford Presbyterian
church to be at 11 o’clock on Sun
day morning, June 26th.
Other guests on this occasion
are expected to be two of the
committee of Fayetteville Pres
bytery, who, with three others
now deceased, organized the local
ty, Mrs. Harvey Ennis of Durahm, i
•” • ^ . I group of 31 Presbyterians mto a
church on June 27, 1899. Of the
Mrs. Barton Hardister of Durham,
and. Mrs. Martin McKeithan of
Two sons. Jack and Ralph Ellis
died several years ago.*
Mr. Ellis is also survived by
several grandchildren and six-
For Small Towns
Some $1,048,314 has been ear
marked by the State Highway
commission for road work during
the next 12 months in 396 towns
of less than 2.500 population.
The funds, part of the $2,500-
000 set aside by the 1949 General
Assembly for municipal road
work, must be spent on streets
which form a part of the state
highway system and, secondly, on
connecting links with state or
county systems or farm-to-market
roads. ^ • *'
Remainder of the $S,500,000 goes
to 77 towns and cities with popu
lations more than 2,500^
Allocations for town in this
vicinity are: Carthage $2,800;
Clarkton $2,168; Fairmont $5,368;
Hope Mills $536; Luntoer Bridge
$1^940; Parfcton $1,151; Pembroke
$2,191; Raeford $6,833; Red
Springs $4,344; Rowland $2,706;
St. Pauls $3,821.
Typhoid — Diphtheria — Whooping Cough -- Smallpox
Hoke County Health Department
TUESDAY — June 21st and 28th
Blue Springs .Community House 1:00 — 2:00 P. ML
Hilltop Filling Station 2:30 — 3:30 P. M.
WEDNESDAY — June 22nd, 29th and July 6th
Jones Station at Mt. Pleasant 9:30 — 10:30 A. M.
Lobelia Community House 11:00 — 12:00 noon
MONDAY — July 11th, 18th and 25th
McPhaul’s Filling Station 9:30 — 10:30 A. M.
Allendale Community House 10:45 —.11:45 A. M.
McKoy’s Filling Station 1:00 — 2:00 P. M.
Ernest McEachern’s Store 2:30 — 3:30 P. M.
WEDNESDAY — July 20th. 27th and August 3rd
Asheley Heights Community House 9:30 — 10:30 A. M.
Brown’s Filling Station on Aberdeen - Laorinburg Road
10:45 — 11:45 A. M.
Calloway’s Store at Five Points 1:00 — 1:45 P. M.
Leslie’s Store 2:00 — 2:45 P. M.
Pine Forest Community House 3:00 — 3:45 P. M.
TUESDAY — July 19th, 26th and August 2nd
Montrose Community House 2:00 — 3:00 P..Bf.
There will be a chicken supper
at the Upchurch airport tomorrow
night, Friday, at 7 o’clock. This
supper is being sponsored by the
men of the Methodist Church
Bible-class, and the public is cor
Mrs. W. C. Odom, who has been
ill for the past several weeks and
who was a patient at Highsmith
hospital, was taken to Duke hos
pital Wednesday of last week for
treatment. She returned to , her
home here the latter part of the
week, and was reported to be re
Name Blue State
H. Clifton Blue, of Aberdeen,
Moore County representative in
the 1949 legislature and president
of the Young Democratic club of
North Carolina, was ai>pointed
secretary of the State Democratic
Executive Committee on Tuesday.
He succeeds Victor Bryant of
The appointment was made by
State Chairman Everett Jordan,
of Saxapahaw. Jordan took office
last week, succeeding Capus Way-
nick, ambassador to Nicarauga.
Blue is a native of Little River
township,^ Hoke county, and is
editor of The Sandhill Citizen,
weekly newspaper of Aberdeen.
original 31 members five now
survive, three of whom are stiH
members of the church. These are
William Lament, Mrs. M. W. Mc
Lean and W. M. McFadyen. The
two members now living else
where are Rufus D. Dickson, a
High Point attorney, and J. "W.
Guiton, of Charlotte. Mr. Guiton
was one of two of the first dea
cons of the church.
The program for the day in
cludes a worship service at '11
o’clock, a social hour at 12:45 at
which time a basket lunch will
be served by the members of the
congregation, and at 2:30 a rem
iniscence service with com.munion
will close the day’s exercises, with
the final benediction of the day
being'voiced by Rev. L. A: Mc-
Laurin, first regularly installed
pastor of the church. Rev. W. M.
Fairley, DD, third regular pastor,
and Mrs. Fairley, now of Montreat
anH Tarboro, are expected to be
here, afid he will participate in
the- services. Rev. Harry K. Hol
land, now pastor of the First Pres
byterian 3kurch in Marietta, Ga.,
is expected to be here with Mrs.
Holland, and he, too, will take
part in the services. Rev. W. B.
Heyward, pastor of the church,
will preside at the services. Invi
tations are being mauled to all out
of town people to whom this cele
bration will be of interest. Fri
ends of the church in this com
munity are being given a general
Invitation from the Anniversary
Comyiittee to attend the celebra
tion, o which they wiU be cord
Mrs. Harry Greene attended the
Grand Chapter of North Carolina
meeting of the Order of Eastern
Star in Raleigh this week. She
was there from Monday through
today. Headquarters were at the
Sir Walter. Mrs. Greene and Fran
ces Ward and Mrs. Greene are
leaving tomorrow for a week at
Montreat, ^fore Mrs. Greene
senior goes to Saluda for
Benton Thomas returned from
the Fayetteville hospital where
he had been a patient last Thurs
day and is now up and about.
Crawford Thomas was admitted
to the hospital on Saturday with
an acute abdominal ailment. He
is reported to have improved con
siderably and was expected to
come home late yesterday.
Jim Howell passed the exami
nation of the North Carolina
Board of Embalmers which was
given in Fayetteville recently and
has been granted his license as
an embalmer. Jini works with the
thelWatsbn-Klng funeral home in
iBy H. E. Vernon, County Agent!
Plant lice have already appear
ed in spots in tobacco fields in
Hoke County. They have caused
considerable damage. in rece^
y^grs but there is no way of know
ing how much they wiU cause
this year. If fields become heavily
infested the leaves wiU cure 19
light in weight with a dajAxr
color. Farmers wUl probably no
tice that the plant ice, or aphids,
wiU appear in smaU areas at
first. While they are confined to
spots they can be treated with a
haind spray or duster.
Treatments that hpve been most
effective are Parathion dust wh«i
used at the rate of 20 to 30 pounds
of 1% dust per acre, and Para
thion spray which is made up of
1 pound of 25% wettable Parath
ion to 100 gaUons of water. 60
to 80 gaUons of this spray should
be used per acre depending on
the size of the plants. ■ "
The-TBPP spray, or phosphorus
spray, as it was caUed last year,
can be used to
should be used im(.(
mixixxg. One pint
should be mixed wlthO gaUont
of water. Approximately 60 gal*
Ions of this mixture is sufttidnl
for one acre. Extrema cautioiL
should be followed in handling