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New^s - Journal
The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLIV; NUMBER 5
THURSDAY, JUNE 31, 1949
RAEFORD. N. C
by the editor
THIS COLUMN is something that
was conceived two or three sum
mers ago tp fill this space when
County School Superintendent
Kenneth MacDonald ran out of
something to write about. WeU,
he wrote his last for last week’s
paper, so here it is again. Con
tents are doubtful, as almost any
thing that comes to mind gets in.
TO WEST POINT — First Rae-
ford boy ever to enter the United
States Military Academy at West
Point, N. Y., left yesterday and
will report for duty tomorrow
morning. He is Martin L. (Sonny)
McIntyre, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. McIntyre. He is a graduate of
Porter Military Academy, Char
leston, S. C.J and attended Wake
Forest College for two years. He
was nominated for admission by
Congressman C. B. Deane. We’ve
had two local boj^s to finish the
Naval Academy that I know of
but I think Sonny will be. the first
to go to West Point. We’re proud
of him and wish him success.
LIONS WILL ROAR again tomor
row night at the High school
cafeteria when the newly-ogan-
ized Raeford Lions club has its
second meeting. The meeting will
be from 7:00 to 8:00 o’clock. We’re
glad to wish them well, also, be
cause a Lions club always helps
HEARING ON ROADS before the
county commissioners and High
way commissioner George Coble
at the courthouse Monday after
noon was fairly well attended—
by people who are interested in
particular roads, as was expected.
^eh-road^^haf "---.•ji-ycsked for/as.
marked on a map by the Sigh
way commissioner, but no oratory
by the various delegations from
all over the county was permit
ted. The county commissioners
will be notified just how much
was marked on the map later. Of
ficial figure on rural roads to be
fixed up with the bond issue
money in the county is 92 miles.
tent show TONIGHT on the
vacant lot back of the Home Food
Market is sponsored by the Amer
ican Legion and is about the first
act^of this nature to be perform
ed by new commander , Julius
FOURTH OF JULY comes Mon
day and most of us will be hunt
ing some place that’s cool, I ex
pect. The News-Journal will be
closed along with most other lous
inesses here and elsewhere. There
will also be no National Guard
drill next week.
ONLY 2 VACANCIES, by the way,
remain in the local National
Guard unit, although there may
be more before the unit goes to
Camp Stewart, Ga., on July 23.
There are now 103 men in the
ONCE IN 50 YEARS was often
enough for the Presbyterian
church to have an anniversary,
some of us here at The News-
Journal were saying last Friday
night. Reason for that was that
we underestimated the magnitude
of the job of printing the programs
for the occasion and had to stay
on the job about 30 hours straight
to get it done. Cecil Dew. who
edited the program, was right
here with us most of the time,
IN 'THAT CONNECTION it would
be well to mention here that many
persons from elsewhere who were
here for the church celebration
will not find their names in the
list of those from out of town.
Reason is that many of them had
already been set up as being here
for the week end when we got the
church list and were deleted to
THE BLACK SOX, Raeford’s very
excellent Negro baseball team,
will celebrate “The Fourth” the
way it ought to be celebrated.
They’re going to play the Greens
boro Black Yanks at Armory Park
at 3:30 p. m. - ,
R. T. Gaitley
Robert Thomas Gaitley, resi
dent of Red Springs and for sev
eral years a resident of this coun
ty, died Monday night in a Lum-
berton hospital. He had been in
declining health for the past
eight years. He was born in Rich
mond county,' August 15, 1870, a
son of the late Isaac and Katherine
He is survived by his wife, the
former Miss Annie Culbreth of
Robeson county; four daughters,
Mrs. Wallace Chandler of Frank-
linville. Miss Martha Gaitley, sec
retary of the First Presbyterian
church in Fayetteville, and Misses
Jean and Helen Gaitley of the
home; by three brothers, E. D.
Gaitley of Florence, S. G., J. C.
Gaitley of Norfolk, Va.; and J. B.
Gaitley of Front Royal, Va.; by
one sister, Mrs; G. V. McPhail of
Rowland; and by two grandsons.
Funeral services were conduct
ed from the Trinty Methodist
church at Red Springs Wednesday
afternoon at 4 o’clock by his pas
tor, Rev. Graham Eubanks, as
sisted by Rev. Walker B. Healy.
D.D., of Fayetteville.
Burial was in the Alloway
Fort Bragg Plays
Legion Team Here
W. L. Poole’s American Legion
Junior baseball team dropped
from second place in the past week
to a tie for second. They were
leading Fort Bragg by one game,
but lost, 9 to 8, in a game there
last Thursday night. The local
boys outhit the Fort Bragg boys
but Raeford’s pitchers had a rath
er wild time and free bases made
The local aggregation went to
Clinton last night where they
either took clear possession of
second place by winning, or drop
ped to third by losing.
Next game here will be in Arm
ory park at eight o’clock with
Fort Bragg the visiting team.
Road Deaths Drop
In May; Hoke
Second In State
For the first time since January,
fatalities on highways of North
Carolina took a downward turn
during May, the North Carolina
Department of Motor Vehicles re
A total of 48 persons were kill
ed during the month as compar
ed wuth 62 persons killed during
May of 1948, representing a 23
per cent decrease.
The Department attributes the
decrease to less traffic on the
highways because of seasonal oc
May’s figures brought to 303
the persons killed during the first
five months of the year.
Reported traffic accidents dur
ing May totaled 1,509, as com
pared with 1.327 during the same
period last year, an increase of
14 per cent. Total accidents
through the first five months of
the year numbered 7^243.
Bicycle fatailies doubled dur
ing May as compared with last
May. Four persons were killed
in bike-motor vehicle collisions,
bringing the five-month tot4l to
11. Twenty-nine bicyclists^ were
Brunswick County led ’e State
in fatailies during Mia^ vith 11
persons killed, seven ij )ne ac
cident over the Menj al Day
Hoke County was
four fatalities; Ci
three each; Durhai
New Haiiover, and Blobeson Coun
ties, two each. '
Miss Isabel Belhune of Omaha,
Nebraska, arrivejd Saturday to
spend the next two weeks with
her mother, Mrsl Luke Bethune,
Presbyterians And Guests
Spend Enjoyable Day Of
Worship And Reminiscence
Fifty years of existence as a
church were celebrated by Rae
ford Presbyterians on last Sun
day as about 450 members, form
er members, and their guests gath
ered at the Raeford Presbyterian
church here for two services and
a picnic dinner in honor of the
Rev. C. Darby Fulton, D.D., of
Nashville, Tenn., Executive Sec
retary of Foreign Missions and
immediate Past Moderator of the
Presbyterian church 'in -the U, S.,
presented the anniversary message
at the eleven o’clock service. His
subject was “The Good and the
Best,” and in it he stressed the
church’s work; missions, steward
ship and evangelism, pointing out
that in all three we had at some
times made a fairly good, showing,
but that it was hardly the best
we could do. He pointed out, too,
the ease with which the good
could be mistaken for. the best,
and showed a sharp and clear dis
tinction between the two, and re
minded his hearers that God had
given his best to man, in Jesus
At the 2:30 service reminisc
ences were presented by the first
regularly installed pastor of the
church. Rev. L. A. McLaurin, a
retired minister how living in
Mullins^ S. C. Lamont Brown, of
Aberdeen, son of the late Rev. W.
C. Brown, second pastor of the
church, presented some of his re
collections as a child growing up
in t>j manse,- and spoke of his
parents’ intense love for the Rae
ford church and all their friends
here. Dr. Watson Fairley, of Mon
treat, third pastor of the church,
was unable to be present due to
the illness of Mrs. Fairley. A
communication was read from the
fourth pastor. Rev. Harry K. Hol
land, now pastor of First Pfes-
byterian church. Marietta, Ga.
A communion service followed
the period of recollection. Rev.
W. B. Heyward, pastor of the
church, presided at each service.
The anniversary social hour was
the dinner at 12:45 on the grounds,
at which the invocation was made
by D. Scott Poole, 91-year old
elder of the church. The dinner
hour provided a much appreciated
time for old-timers and present
day members to get together and
The local church was organized
on June 27, 1899, in the first main
building of Raeford Institute, a
school started under the. influence
of John W. McLauchlin, Dr. A. P.
Dickson And others in 1895, after
which a community began to come
into existence, and the need for
a church was seen by the same
leaders. Thirty-one composed the
charter membership, and at pre
sent the active enrollment is about
550, with a plant valued at over
$125,000. The church has had five
pastors including the present one.
A foreign missionary. Miss Alice
Longenecker, is supported by ^he
church, and she was present Sun
day, being on furlough from her
Belgian Congo post. Miss Alice
Walker is the director of music
and youth work.
Honored members at the an
niversary were the tlmee surviv
ing charter members, Mrs. M. W.
McLean, WiHiam Lamont and W.
M. MCFadyen. Two other charter
members survive, j. W. Guiton,
of Charlotte, one of the two first
deacons, and Rufus D. Dickson.
High Point attorney.
The church used the old Rae
ford Institute building folowiijg
its orgainzation, and built its first
church building in 1901. The sec
ond .building was completed in
1923 and is the building now be
ing used, having been rebuilt and
redesigned following a fire in Oc-
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REA HAS MOVED
D. J Dalton, Manager of
the Lumbee River Electric
has announc^ that on Fri
day, July 1 at 8:00 a. m. the
Cooperative’s new home of
fice in Red Springs will be
open for business. The of
fice in Raeford will be dis
continued as of June 30,
Lt. Mary Frances Tapp, who
has been a member of the army
nurses corps for the past several
years and who has been stationed
at Fort Bragg for the past ten
years, was separated from the
army last Friday. She is now
making her home with her par
ents and has accepted a position
at the Sanatorium.
Mr. and Mrs., Hinson Walters
attended the Vocarillon Recital,
featuring Frances Lehnerts, mez
zo-soprano. and Anton Brees,
carillonneur, at the Duke Univer
sity Singing Tower, Thursday ev
ening. June 23. Frances Lehnerts
is a graduate of the University of
Minnesota and winner of a five
year fellowship at the Juilliard
School. Carillon recitals t^ill be
given each week during the sum-
by Mr. Brees, on Thursday at 9
P. M. and on Sunday at 3:30 P.
M. The last recital of the season
will be Thursday, September 1,
at 9 P. M.
Mrs. Alice Mooneyhan of West
Palm Beach, Florida, has arrived
for a visit insthg home of her
daughter, Mrs. .|linton McPhaul,
Mr. and Mts. Ace Drummond
and son, Billy, spent several days
here last week en route to their
hoipe in Dunedin,. Florida, after
a visit with relatives in West Vir
ginia. They left here Wednesday
and were going by Greenville. S.
C. to see Mrs. Drummond’s father,
Percy Niven, who is visiting in
the home of his son. Mac. •
Miss Mary Peele left last Wed
nesday for Montreat to spend sev
eral days with her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. W. C. Blount and Mrs. Ida
Lancaster, both of Miami, Flor
ida, who came to Raeford several
weeks ago for the reunion of the
Johnson family, will remain in
North Carolina, until September.
They will make their headquar
ters at Hotel Raeford but plan to
spend some time in Montreat and
Inmate Breaks In At Ashley
Heights; Gets Caught fi(ere
Officers of the sheriff’s depart
ment chased a young negro who
had escaped from Morrison Train
ing school all around here Tues
day morning and finally gave him
a ride when he thumbed them
out the Fayetteville road before
Authorities from the reforma
tory came for him Tuesday after
noon and returned him to the
school. They said this was the
eighth time young (14) Charlie
Blue of Dunn had escaped in the
little more than a year he had
been there. He is in the school
Blue broke in the.D. H. John
son company at Ashley Heights
on Monday night and went to
Aberdeen where he is said to have
broken into a filling station also.
He then caught a ride to Raefoi^
and the sheriff’s department as
sisted by the. State Highway patrol
got after him.
A pair of pants, two shirts and
a pair of shoes in his possession
were found to have come from
the Johnson Oo. but as he said
he had the itch and looked like
he had it, Mrs. Johnson told him
to keep them when officers car
ried him there.
The officers trailed him around
Raeford with Harry Dees and his
bloodhounds out in front, but
couldn’t quite get . hands on him.
Then they parked Sheriff Hod-
gin’s car which they had been
using and started out the Fay
etteville road in Crawford Wright’s
car and young Blue thumbed them
for a ride. He got it.
Julius Jordan Is
New Commander Of
After enjoy;ng a good supper
at the High school cafeteria last
Friday nigh: (he Ellis Williamson
American Legion Post got down
to the business of electing its of
ficers for the new year. Dr. Julius
Jordan, local dentist who served
in tije Navy during the war. was
chosen commander from three
Other officers chosen were L.
M. Lester, Is: vice-commander;
N. H. G. Ba Ifour, 2nd vice-com
mander; C. P. Kinlaw. adjutant;
D. H. Hodgin, .service officer; J.
H. Blue, finance officer; R. L.
Murray, chaplain: Clarence Brown
^ Only other business taken up
was a report by R. B. Lewis on
the status of the ball park, w^hich
the Legion has in possession, hav
ing installed the lights there.
Hears 15 Caser
In Court Tuesday
Made Officer Of
Talmadge O. Moses. Jr., who
for the past few months has been
a patient at hospitals in Rich
mond and Washington underwent
an operation at the George Wash
ington University hospital for the
purpose of relieving nerve pres
sure, on June 17, has returned to
his home at Ashley Heights where
he is satisfactorily convalescing.
Mrs. A. R. Fitzsimons and dau
ghter left Saturday for their home
in Macon, Ga. after a visit here
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McLean
spent Sunday in Statesville. Mr.s.
McLean remained for a longer
visit in-the home of her mother,
Mrs. J. F. Henninger.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burk
hart and daughter. Marsha, of
Seymour. Indiana, arrived Satur
day for a visit in the home of
Mrs. Burkhart’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. McNeill. Mr. Burkhart
left the first of the week to re
turn to Seymour while Mrs.
Burkhart and daughter remained
for a longer stay.
Miss Katherine Baker of Ashe-
boro spent the week end here with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Giles and
daughter, Beverly Wood, of Wil
son spent the week end here in
the home of Mrs. C. H. Giles.
Miss Bonita Hutchinson of
Hertford is visiting friends in and
Mrs. Billy O’Rourke and dau
ghter, Peggy, are visiting in the
home of Mrs. O’Rourke’s mother,
Mrs. W. F. Walters. Mr. and Mrs.
O’Rourke have made their home
at Langley Field, Va. for the past
some time, but have moved to
Mrs. Tommie -Upch/irch and
daughters, and Miss Peggy Be-
thurf: returned to Raeford Sunday
after spending the past two weeks
in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in the
home of Mrs. Upchurch’s parents,
Mr. aind Mrs. J. B. Hoyl. They
were accompanied -home by two
of Mrs. Upchurch’s sisters, Mrs.
James Thomas and Miss Eliza
beth Hoyl, for a visit. Miss Marie
Cameron, who has been visiting
friends in Cuba for the past two
weeks, aso returned to Raeford
The State Ass.,'ciation of Coun
ty Commissioners and County Ac
countants held their annual meet
ing at Blowing Rock on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday of last
week. The meeting was well at
tended and the program present
ed was of interest and benefit to
all present. R. P. Holding, of
Smithfiell. Retiring President,
At the business meeting on Wed
nesday, Vice-President, Claj-ence
P. Parks of Rutherford County
was elected president, F. Knox
Watson of Hoke county Vice-Pres
ident, atad John L. Skinner of
Littleton was re-elected Secre
tary-Treasurer. W. R. Makepeace
of Sanford was elected as Direc
tor for this District to fill the
vacany caused by the elevation
of Watson to the vice-presidency.
Attending the meeting from
Hoke County were F Knox Wat
son and J. A. McGoogan.
Draft Board Open
Monday Ahd Tuesday
Local Board No. 48 of Hoke
County w’ill be open Monday' and
Tuesday of each week from 9:00
A. M. until 5:00 R. M. beginning
July 1. The office will continue
to be located in the Court House.
Mrs. Hattie R. Talbot, clerk of
Local Board 26, Fayetteville, is
now serving both boards. The
Board in Fayetteville will be
opened Wednesday through Fri
day with office hours of 3:30 A.
M. until 5:30 P. M. Monday, July
4, will be observed as a holiday
and boards will not be open.
Mrs. R. E. Ward and son. Rich
ard, of Florence, S. C. were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Freeman
Tuesday. Mrs. Freeman accom
panied them home for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stone and
son, Buzzy, of Washington, D. C.
arrived in Raeford last Friday.
Mr. Stone returned to Washing
ton Sunday but Mrs. Stone re
mained for a visit with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Warren.
Mrs. W. S. Hood and daughter,
also of Washington, are still here
with Mr. and Mrs. Warren.
Miss Alice Walker is attending
the Fayetteville Presbytery Young
People’s conference at Flora Mac
donald college this week. Miss
Jane McKeithan attended the
Synod Leadership School for
Young People at FMC last week.
This school was for the presidents
of the Young People from all over
Hoke County Library will be
closed Monday, July 4.
Vacation time is a good time
to iT|nd. and the public is cordially
invited to visit the library and
select something from the inter
esting books being received.
A great deal of interest is be
ing taken in the reading club for
the summer. Girls and boys who
have not yet joined are asked to
come in and do so.
John Allan Webb and Bobby Lee
Walters returned home last week
after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Van Houn at Lorraine, Ohio.
Soldier Appeals RecordetV'
Decision When Charged Of
Driving Without License
Ward B. Lockhart, white sold
ier of Fort Bragg, appeared be
fore Judge Henry McDiarmid' in -
Hoke County recorder’s court
Tuesday on charges of driving af
ter his license revoked. He sought
to prove to the judge by witnesses
that he was in Fort Bragg at the
time referred to in the warrant
and was not the man the patrol
man charged. He failed to con
vince the judge, however, and
got a sentence of six months to ,
be suspended on payment of ■ a
fine of $200 and the court costs.
He appealed to Superior court
and’ posted a $300 bond.
J. D. Wilkes, Jr., white, was
charged with giving J. K. -Riley a
'Dad check tor SIOO. He .made the
check good and the judge let him
off with the costs.
Elijah Ross, colored, got 60
days suspended on pay.ment of $10*
and the costs for violating the road
John L. Morrison and Ernest
Harris, both colored, got 60 days
suspended on payment of $25 and
the costs for driving without a*
John T. Murphy, white of the
Army who had been cited to
court for speeding by a patrolman^
failed to appear for trial and cap
ias was issued to have him there
John B. Crbmartie, colored of
Shannon, entered a plea of guilty
of carelKs and reckless driving.
As no damage was done, the judge
let him off with a $10 f^e and
James Davis, colored, got 30
days suspended on payment of
the costs for hieing drunk and
James H. McNeill, colored,
pled guilty of driving drunk and
got 90 days suspended on pay-
nient of $100 and the costs.
Charles H. Snow, colored, paid
$10 and the costs for driving with
Daniel Goins, Indian, paid $10
and the costs for violating the
Thomas Everett, colored, was
charged with non-support in a
case that was settled by his pay
ing the court costs and $20 to- a
Mackie Crouch, colored, paid
$10 and the costs for speeding. .
William H. Dillinger, white of
Florida, left a $50 'oond for speed
ing over 70 miles an hour. W. A.
Wright, white of Moore county
left a $25 bond for speeding.
By H. E. Vernon, County Agait
Misses Mary Ray^ Freeman and
Carlene Freeman left Tuesday for
Kent, Conn, where Mary Raye will
be a counselor at Camp Kenwood
and Carlene will wx>rk in the
cafeteria at the camp. The girls
expect to be there for the next
eight weeks. They stopped over in
New York for a day and night.
Mrs. R. L. Murray and Mrs. H.
W. B. Whitley wiU leave tomor
row to attend the women’s con
ference at Montreat next week.
Bobby Murray drove them amd
will join friends there ‘for a week.
In fields scattered over most
of the county, I have taken boll
weevil counts on cotton that has
been poisoned as well as un-poi-
soned fields. The average per-
cent^ige of punctured squares in
fields that had not been dusted:
ran about 40%. In'the fields that
had been dusted at least five daors
before the count, the percentage.
ran about 12%. These figures may
not be representative for the
whole county, but I think- ftey
do point out the difference in
favor of dusting. Some fields that
had not been poisoned ran as hi^
as 70%, punctured squares.
Remember the Tobacco Tour at
Oxford Experimental Station July
6 at 2:00 p. m. Make up a carload
of neighbors and friends and mecA
as at 2:00 at the Station farm,
which is located just outside the
city Umits at Oxford on the Souttt
West side. If you donH have a
car full, come by the county agoots
office about 9:00 - 9:30 a.' m. eikt
combine passengers with someone
else to eliminate so many cars.
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