I By H. E. Vernon, County Agent |
The article on pastures and
seeding ^conunendations appear
ing in this column last week
should have been credited to the
Soil Conservation Service. Nat
White, the local Soil Conserva
tionist, submitted it as a news
Several farmers have been ask
ing about a tour this sununer or
fall similar to ones that have been
held in the past. I believe that the
several days spent at Farm and
Home Week would be more edu
cational and more economical ^an
any trip that could be planned at
this time. Farm and Home Week
will be held August 8-11 at N. C.
State College. Packed into the 4-
Day program are:
(1) Lectures by ‘ outstanding
.2) Short talks and discussions
on various agricultural subjects.
(3) Exhibits' and Demonstra
(4) Tours of the College and
Experiment Station Farm.
(8) Contests and Quiz Shows.
Discussions on different crops,
livestock,' etc. will be going ^on
all the time and you can attend
tile section in which you ate most
interested. In addition to talks
and tours on technical subjects,
farmers from Hoke Coimty should
be interested in the Thursday
morning program, which features
John Dean talking on “The Cot-
toh Support Program for 1049,”
^d an address by Congressman
Oppley on “Proposed National
Farm Legislation” followed by a
round table discussion.
Rooms will be provided at the
College at $i.00 per' night and
meals will be served at the Coll
Final Tribute Paid
High State officials and ordi
nary Tar Heel citizens paid their
last tribute Tuesday to a mutual
friend, former Governor J. C. B.
The State’s depression-years
Governor was buried in brief
ceremonies in the Episcopal cem
etery at Elizabeth City.
Some 400 persons gathered at
the grave site. A heavy rain be
gan falling when Rev. George
- Frank Hill, rector of Christ Epis
copal church, was about half-way
through reading the brief com-
( mitment service.
Over 1.000 persons congregated
at Raleigh for the funeral services
in the Church of the Good Shep
herd Tuesday m.orniijg. Flags on
State bjuildings were flown at half-
sitaff and State offices were closed
for the funeral.
The 67-y ear-old Ehringhaus,
Governor from 1933 through' 1936.
died unexpectedly Sunday night
of a heart attack in his suite at
the Sir Walter hotel in Raleigh.
Governor Scott led the delega
tion of State officials and friends
who journeyed from the Capitol
for the burial rites. Scott served
as an honorary pallbearer along
wit!?. Lt. Gov. H. P. Taylor, mem
bers of the State Supreme Court,
former Governor R. Gregg Cherry
and members of the Council of
The solemn fimeral rites at Ral
eigh were conducted by Rt. Rev.
Edwin A. Penick, bishop of the
Diocese of North Carolina: The
church auditorium was overflow
ed and more than 300 persons
congregated outside the building.
Mrs. Ehringhaus was accompan
ied at the services by her two
. sons, J. C. B. Jr. and Hatighton,
while ithe daughter. Matilda was
accompanied by her husband, Jim
Cordon, and Mrs. Ehringhaus, Jr.
was accompanied by her two
26 Cases Heard, 10 For
Gambling, Five For Tre-
passing In Melon Field
In Recorder’s court Tuesday
morning five white soldiers en
tered pleas of guilty of trespass
ing in A. A. Harris’ watermelon
field. They were William O. John
son, Harry C. Sn\ll, Jr., Gerald
Smith, Wesley F. Reece and Jack
C. Flynt. Each was fihed $25 and
the costs. $20 out of each $25 went
to Mr. Harris for damage to his
■Moses Farmer, Burke Hankins,
David McIntyre, Quincy Gilmore.
Willie Mitchell, William Henry
Rouse, General Lee Headen, Ar^
chie Melvin, Garldon Jones, Re
dell Melvin and Ernest Freeman,
aU colored, paid $5 and the costs
each for gambling.
Geaiter Watkins, colored, start
ed shooting in a field where other
people were working and was
charged with assault with a dead
ly weapon. Deputy Sheriff Harry
Dees and. his bloodhounds got so
hot on his trau that he gave up.
He was sentenced to 6 months
suspended on the costs, which in
cluded the bloodhounds fee.
Leroy Cain, white, charged with
careless and reckless driving, was
found guilty of speeding and was
sentenced to 30 days suspended on
a fine of $10 and the costs.
■Early McLean, colored paid the
costs for having improper brakes.
For having a small quantity of
whiskey Ernest Alderman, color
ed, received 30 days suspended on
Dewey W. Seals, Lester Travis,
Jr. and James E. Archer, all white
of the army, paid $25 and the costs
for not having operator’s li-
Richard Watson, colored, re
ceived 60 days suspended on pay
ment of a fine of $25 and costs,
after being found guilty of as
sault with a deadly weapon, a
pistol. On a charge of carrying a
concealed weapon, the pistol, he
also received 60 days suspended
on payment of $25 and costs.
Rudolph Strickland, white man
from another county, was charged
with operating his vehicle too
close to another vehicle on the
highway. He. paid a fine of $10
and the costs.
James Archie Dixon, colored cf
Lumber Bridge, w'as sentenced
to 30 days on the roads suspended
on payment of a fine of $25 and
the costs for having improper
brakes, improper license and fail
ing to stop at _a stop "sign; «
Leroy Gunerson, white of the
army, for passing on a cur\-e, paid
.$10 «nd the costs.
MISS COLE DIETITIAN '
Miss Betsy Ann Cole, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cole, was
one of the six dietetic interns, who
completed their training in the
adminstrative internship at Aetna
Life Affiliated Companies. Hart
ford. Connecticut, in June. She
accepted a position at once with
the Central Tuberculosis Sanator
ium at McCain as dietician, and
has entered on her new duties.
Members of the staff of the
Sanatorium visited the Sanator
ium at Black Mountain the past
week end and were given a picnic
on Mt. Mitchell by Dr. and Mrs.
C. D. Thomas.
The Woodman Circle held their
regular meeting on Tuesday night
of this week at the Woodman
Hall.' Mrs. Thomas Macko won
the jackpot for the second con
secutive time. .
Mrs. D. M. McBryde
Dies Suddenly Sat.;
Funeral Held Sunday
Mrs. D. M. McBryde died sud
denly of a heart attack at her
home on the Raeford-Red Springs
road last Saturday morning. She
was apparently as well as usual
and was sitting on the front porch
when she complained of having
pain and feeling nervous and ex
pressed a desire to have the doc
tor. While her daughter was phon
ing the doctor Mrs. McBryde fell
and never regained consciousness.
She was born sixty-nine years
ago in the Dundarrach commun
ity and i^as a resident of what is
now Hoke County all her life.
Before her marriage in 1900 she
was Miss Sallie Kate Mclnnis,
daughter of the late John Frank
Mclnnis and Margaret Elizabeth
McMillan Mclnnis, a family well
known with a large connection.
Funeral services were held at
the Antioch Presbyterian church
on Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock.
Services were conducted by the
pastor of her church. Rev. J. W.
Mann, assisted by Rev. W. B.
Heyward of the Raeford Presby
Pallbearers were'her nephews
and interment was in the Antioch
Surviving are her husband, D..
M. McBryde. Misses Maggie Jane
and lola McBryde of the home.
Mrs. R. C. Andrews, Mrs. J. D.
Howell of Raeford, Mrs. H. L.
McArthur of Wasmesboro, Vir
ginia. and two sons, Everett of
Raeford and Raymond of Waynes
boro, Va.; three .brothers, L. A.
and N. A. Mclnnis of Dundarrach
■and Sandy Mclnnis of Pinebluff.
Relatives and friends attending
the funeral from a distance were:
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Kinlaw, Mr.
and. Mrs. James McBryde, Mr.
and Mrs. Willie McKeithan, Mr.
and Mrs. Duncan McBryde. Mr.
and Mrs. Brown McBryde of Fay-
etteviUS, Mr. and Mrs. James Liv
ingston of St Pauls, Mr. and Mrs.
John Beard of Rex, N. C., Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Dunn of Lumber
Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Laveme
Mclnnis of Maxton, Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Bateman of Lumberton, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Mclnnis, Rocking
ham, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher,
Miss Nora Norris, Mr. and Mrs.
Hall Wright, Miss Minnie Pleas
ants. Mrs. W. C. Mclnnis all of
Aberdeen. Leroy Mclnnis, Pine-
bluff, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mc
lnnis. Jackson Springs, Mrs. Bob
by Pleasants, Hamlet, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Little, Mr. and Mrs'.
Gallimore Norman. Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Campbell, Durham, Mr.
and Mrs. Client, Red Springs,
Coble Meets Again
Tuesday mm $2
To $14 Down
Quality Of^lL'eaf Not So
Good Expert Say; Farmers
Happy Over Price
Thousands of tobacco growers
served by 'the Border Belt of
North Carohna and Soutli Caro
line hauled heavy load§ of their
chief money crop to market for
opening auctions Tuesday and re-
' ceived an avera^mf approximate
ly $50' per hun'd^^bonnds.
Opening day S^^age last year
was $56.09 for 8^629,768 pounds.
There was genera: satisfaction
among farmers fdif^a prices they
got for the qualityobacco sold.
Heavy offerings ..^.prevailed in
the belt and wareho^jsemen were
satisfied with thp 'poundage, al
though pile for pile tobacco for
this year’s openinj^ wasn’t as heavy
as that last year*^
Long before the sun came up
over the tobacco-producing area
in the Border Belt, new cars and
old ones pulling trailers piled high
with tied goldeci tobacco rolled
into tobacco marketa of the Car-
olinas to get in*dnVthe pay-off
for their efforts.
For farmers who brought good
tobacco to the Border Belt from
as far as. Pitt County, the rapid-
fire chant of the shirt-sleeved
auctioneer caused the book men
of the warehouses to mark down
prices for top quality cigarette
tobacco ranging from $55 to $65,
with some prices spiraling as high
as $77. '
There was a large aihount of
chbice^lugs ^nd^n^mr^gs pn every
market to keep me average' up
during the five and a half-hour
selling period, but ihe better
grades of cigarette tobacco were
at least $2, under the opening av
erage for the same type of tobac
CO a year ago.
Causing the largest fluctuation
in prices, however, was a heavy
offering of low quality lugs and
a small sampling‘of damaged to
Estimates of the United States
and North Carolina departments
of agriculture showed that the de
clines in grade averages ranged
from $2 to $14 per 100 pounds,
with most decreases ranging from
$2 to $7.
Some common nondescript, with
no support price, sold as low as
$2 and choice lemon cutters sold
Grade price lean rates of 4215
cents a pound, ‘ hich is 90 per
cent of the Jure 15 parity price,
had been establisned by the Stabi
Geoi’gc S, Coble. District High
way Commissioner, T. G. Poin
dexter. Highway Engineer, J. W.
Spruill and Luther Powell met
with the Board Of Commissioners
on Tuesday August 2 to discuss
roadf" to be hard surfaced in the
County. They presented a map tf
the Board showing the roads to
be hard surfaced during the first
two years of the 'program. This
map was approved by the Board.
The first road to be improved is,
the road to Lumber Bridge by
way of Arabia. They hope to
complete a part of the road this
year. This will probably be the
only road to be surfaced before
C, B. Wicker, District Prison
Supervisor. accompanied Mr.
Coble on his trip through this "BTid
of the district. '
LEGION TO MEET
The American Legion will meet
next Wednesday night, August 10.
at the high school cafeteria. Sup
per will be served at .7:30.
Rebels Score 17-1
Over West End
The local Rebel.' behind the four
hit pitching of H E. Vernon, local
county agent. d':''eated West End
Saturday by ta., one-sided score
of 17-1. The c". y run for West
End was linear " 'd.
Bill Upchurc' Tommie Cole
and Make McK ’ han led the hit
ting'for the loc.'.s. Upchurch had
two doubles a ■ :1 a single. Mc
Keithan a doub'.' and single. Cole
hit a home run.
The Rebels ai'.' still holding the
top position as the!^ league goes
into the final month of play.
July 25 thru July 29 , 9
Thru July 29 this year 443
Thru July 29, 1948 367
July 25 thru July 29 >.
Thru July 29 this year
Thru July 29, 1948
Local Guard Unit
Hit Many Targets
During Annual Firing
Firing of 40 milimeter antiair
craft guns and 50 calibre machine
guns began Monday morning.
Tuesday and Wednesday were
spent on the range also and firing
was completed ithis. morning. One
target was knocked down on Mon
day and the other one shot full
of holes. All six gtms were fired.
The fifth anniversary of Third
Army day was observed at Camp
Stewart on Monday. There was a'
ceremony on the Parade Groimd
that all the units at camp parti
cipated in. An especially interest
ing part of the anniversary cele
bration was a parachute jump on
the parade ground by Company
L of the 325th Airborne Infantry^
from Ft. Bragg.
The Third U. S. Army was or
ganized on August I, 1944, and
under the leadership of the late
General George Patton, Jr.
drove through France, engaged in
the Battle of the Bulge, and mar
ched across the Rhine River, de
stroying an entire German Army
group. On V-E Day the Third
Ari^y was stationed in Czechosa-
volia and Austria.
Major General Mueller, deputy
commander of the Third Army,
inspected the unit Tuesday and
found it to ibe excellent. He ob
served tile firing and inspected
the mess and quarters.
General Mueller went out to
the firing line to observe. Gun
crews shot down a target directly
in front of him (at his feet). Sec
tion leaders on the guns that shot
down the targets are: Sgts. Wade
Hendrix, Albert Lindsay, William
K. Gillis, Thomas Macko, James
Morris and Alfred Leach, . . „
Wednesday morning 50 calibre
machine gun crews knocked down
one target. Section leaders are
Cpls. John D. McMillan, and
Charlton Campbell. Three targets
were destroyed Wednesday morn
Thursday will be spent in clean
up guns and getting ready to
leave. Muster for pay will be
the same day by Major Lee Kirby,
Regular Army Instructor.
Friday is pay day at Camp Ste
wart. Saturday rndhiing the units
will turn in all the equipment and
clean up the camp area.
Battery A will leave Camp Ste
wart Saturday afternoon and ar
rive in Raeford Sunday about
Members of the local unit are:
Jesse Gulledge,. Clarence Willis,
Virgil Dedas, Robert Mott. Janies
Stephen-s. Carson DaVis. Roger
Dixon, William Gillis, Wade Hen
drix, Alfred Leach, Gilbert Lind
say. Thomas Macko,. Maxie Mc
Dowell. James Morris, Carlton
Niven, Martin Webb, Alfred Bare
foot, William Beckwith. George
Campbell. Marvin English. John
B. Hall, Charles Monroe, John Mc-
Gougan. John McMillan, Hursel
Nixon. Alexander Pate. George
Ray. Thomas Ray, Chester Wade,
James Wilkes, Fred Wood, Dan
iel Wrigiit, Harvey Baucom, James
Conoly, William Cothran. Arvin
Freeman, Herman Gillis, Chand
ler Graves, Wade McDougald, Al
ton .McGirt, David Parker. Jesse
Parnell. Clarence Ray, Eugene
Snvth, Wilbert Stanton, William
Wood, June Wright, Arthur Ash-
burn, Julian Blue, Albert Britt,
Junior Cantrell, Robert Cantrell,
John Courtney, Joseph Davis.
Clifton Dean, Thomas Dean, Mel-
vis pees, Robert Gibson, Charles
Glisson, Herman Hemingway,
Samuel Hendrix, Dewey James,
Henry Kiger, Robert Maxwell,
DoUgald McDougald, Carl Parks,
Marshall Parks, Mack Sandy,
Bud Stephens, Jesse Tew, Char
les Whitley, Charles Wood, Har
rell Wood, Charles Yarbofough,
Thomas Alexander, Marion Bak
er, Raymond Baker, John Bowles,
James Brown, Henry Bunce, Lon
nie Bundy, Ben Butler, John Cad-
dell, John Clark, Harold Filly aw,
Fred rfolland, Thomas Inman,
Fred Johnson, Robert McGirt,
John Niven, William Odom, Eu-
Starts Monday At
The Couri'c;! -.he Presbyterian
Youth Fello'.vs: announces a
Vesper Con fere.-. ;e to be held at
the Raeford Pr-isbyterian Church
beginning next Monday, August
8, and rimning each night through
Friday. Aug'as; 12.
The program begins at 7:15 each
evening and tv include worship,
recreation, c’las; . -. and group sing
ing. It promises to be a week of
outstanding Christian growth and
Two classes will be taught dur-
ifag the week—"From Friendship
to Marriage”, taught by Mrs. Kerr
Stevens; and “Be Strong In The
Lord”, taught by Mrs. John Cal
The young people from Bethel,
Montpelier, Shiloh, Antioch, Phil
ippi, and Galatia Churches will
join the local group for the Con
ference. The activities are open
to aU young people from fifteen
years of age on through college
students, and a large gathering is
BYRD MAN WINS
Richmond, Va.—Quiet conserva
tive John Stewart Battle, a state
Senator with 20 years oflegisla-
ive experience, captured yester
day’s four-way Democratic pri
mary election for Governor and
proved again the potenejj of the
Virginia political organization
headed by Senator Harry Byrd.
Mrs; Claude Bishop and son of
GreensBhrQ''“came'''home , frorH
Goldsboro with Mrs. Neill A. Mc
Donald Sunday and will be the
guest of the McDonalds this week.
Mr. and ‘Mrs. Charlie Pender
grass spent the week end at Car
Lt. and Mrs. Herbert Lockett
and little daughter have taken an
apartment with Mr. and Mis.
Carlton Niven. They moved in
Tuesday. Lt. Lockett is with the
Hq, 188th Medical Bn. (Sep) at
Miss Josephine McLauchlin who
resigned as organist and young
people’s director of the First Pres
byterian church of Burlington is
at home with her mother and will
be here until her marriage to
Heni’y Fandor Crenshaw of Ft.
Deposit. Alabama, which will take
place September 14, in Raeford.
Mrs. L. W. Henderson of Wash
ington. D. C. is visiting her sister.
Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin. Hugh
McLauchlin of Gastonia, also
spent the first part of the week
dirs. A. \V. Kennedy of La
Grange and daughter, dlrs. Mary.
Emma Foster and three . children
o'l' Delaware were guests 'in the
homo o: ^irs. Kennedy’s sister,
Mrs. John McGocgiu. Monday and
Mondav might of this '.veek
Mrs. Dave Hodgin spent several
days last week in Salisbury with
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dew and
son, James, of Charlotte visited
Mrs. M. W. Dow and Cecil Dew
last week end.
Mrs. York Pharr and son of
Davidson were guests oi, Miss
Agnes Mae Johnson from Wed
nesday till Sunday of last week.
Mr. Pharr came for them Sunday.
Miss Billie Mooneyhan left yes-
erday for her home in West Palm
Beach. Florida, after a visit here
with her sister, Mrs. Hinton Mc-
gene Register, Eldon Sandy, Ad
rian Sheel.v, Archie Tew, Clif
ford Tillman, Frank Tillman and
Benson Wilkins, Young .Wood.
To Be Held Here
Miss Hall, Mr. VernoB
Announce Plans For Drive;
Rev. O. K. Ingram, Speaker
A county CROP meeting for the
organization of Hoke County for
the 1949 North Carolina Friend
ship Food Train >^11 be held on
August IStii at 8:15 o’clock ia
the courthouse in Raeford, it was
announced today fey Miss Jose
phine HaU and H. E. Vernon, who
are acting as convener for the
meeting. Special invitations ftx
the meeting have been sent out
to leaders of church and farm
groups throughout the county.
Miss Hail and Mr. Vernon
preside over the meeting, and wil^’
introduce Rev. O. K. Ingram
Erwin, CROP district director, •
who is in charge of CROP organ
ization in Hoke, Cumberland,
Duplin, Johnston, Sampson and
Wayne counties. Mr. Ingram wiB
present the plans for the
ship Food Train in the state aoiA
in the nation. A CROP film, "Of*
eration Mercy”, showing tim
seas distribution of food and
commodities contr3>uicd last
will be shown. County trfB***—
for 1949 will be elected, and plans
and goals for the county for that
During the 1949 Food^Train
collections, North Carolina people
' contributed a total of 55 freight
carloads of food and farm cona-
modities—com, wheat, peanuts,
milk and cotton. Hoke CoBnty’i
. sh^e of this tot^^as .,^.15,43|t,.
! pounds of food valued at $1000.00^
! In the nation, 26 states gathered
■ 2,392 carloads of food, valued at
' $6,596,674.00. These gifts were
shipped overseas to needy areas
of Europe and Asia where they
were distributed, ^through estab
lished chtirch relief agoicies, tm
homes fw the aged, ill, and or
phaned, Hb refugees and to under
nourished school children and
others ne^ing aid.
In the 1949 Friendship Food
Train collection, carloads of grains,
cotton, peanuts and dairy pro
ducts will be sought. These pro
ducts can toe shipped directly
overseas. The shipment of such
commodities as wheat and cotton
further aids overseas recovery by
providing jobs in turning the com
modities into usable food and
Hoke County Girls
I Attending 4-H Club
Week In Raleigh
Five Hoke county 4-H Club
I girls. Misses Betty Jo Lovette,
j Myrna Almond. Betty Jean Van-
■ hoy. Lida Williams and Eloise r
Davis., went to State College. Ra
leigh, Monday where they are
spending the week attending the
innual State 4-H Club Short
Course. They were accompanied
to Raleigh by Josephine HalL
Hoke County Home Demonstra
tion -A.gont, who ret’urned to Rae
ford Monday afternoon. H. E.
Vernon. County Agent, is also in
Raleigh this week for the Short
Course. Betty Jo Lovette will re
present- Hoke county in the State
Dress Revue contest which will
be held in Riddick Stadium cwi
Thursday evening. The girls and
Vernon wiR return to Raeford on
Mrs. NeiU McFadyen accom
panied Mr. and'Blrs. JohnUuther
McLean of Lunaberton and Mjrs.
A. L. Newberry of Fayetteville
ito Atlanta last Friday. They at
tended the marriage of th^
brother, BiUy McLean to Miss
Aileen Massey, which took pleoe
at Peach Tree Street "Cihristian
church at 5:30 Saturday attest
noon. Mrs. McFadyen returned te