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The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLIV; NUMBER 18
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2d, 1949
RAEFORD. N. C.
S2.00 PEE teas;
By K. A. MacDonald
All white schools of the county
will go on regular schedule 8'n next
Monday. The schools have been'
operated on a curtailed schedule
for the first three w’eeks so that
pupils could assist with the gath
ering of the crops. It is requested
that now as we go on regular
schedule, that parents make every
•effort to keep their children in
school. The good attendance so
far is very ‘much appreciated.
The Hoke County Board of Ed
ucation held its September meet
ing Tuesday night at 8 o’clock.
The executive committee of the
Hoke-Raeford PTA met last Fri
day afternoon with Mrs. N. L.
McFadyen presiding. The work for
the year was planned and a pro
gram outline made.
J. W. Tiirlinyton, president of
the Hoke County Unit of the N.
C. E. A. attended a leadership
conference held by the N.C.EA.
in Salisbury last week end. He
reports a very worthwhile and
The conference scheduled by
the State limch program for prin
cipals and lunchroom manaj?rs
/for Hoke County on October 5
has been canceled since the re
signation of Mrs. Annie W. Maley,
state director of the program.
The Health Department has
started its annual program of
screening and examinations of
,,^.cho^, chilfJjFen., The,.niirse is
working this week at Ashemont.
Mrs. Dwight Brown, member of
the faculty of Raeford Graded
school, is back at work this week
after being quite ill. Mrs. Youn
ger Snead substituted for her.
We regret very much that M.
L. Bray, principal of the Mildou-
son school was called home last
week by the death of a brother.
Mrs. Archie Howard substituted.
Mrs. Chandler Roberts is sub
stituting for Miss Bradley until
October 6. Mrs. Roberts is work
ing in the library of the Raeford
The boys in the agriculture de
partment of Hoke High have
made six typing tables for the
The Raeford Graded school has
ordered their new supplementary
readers for this year.
The boys and girls of the ag
ricultural and Home economics
department canned 910 cans of
pears for use in the lunchroom.
Hoke High will open its lunch
room on next Monday as regular
schedule goes into effect.
The junior class of Hoke High ;
is putting on a magazine sale to
help defray the 'expenses of the ^
class and particularly those in- ^
curred by the Junior-Senior Ban-|
The Hoke High School purchas
ed a new mimeograph machine for
use in the commercial department.
The Hoke High Bucks held a
practice scrimmage with EMI
yesterday on the local gridiron.
. James M. Williaftis, CPA of Ra
leigh is here making the annual
audit of the books of the Board
All colored and Indian schools
opened their doors, for the 1949-
50 term on last Monday. The Up
church and Antioch Indian
schools are already overcrowded.
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For Cotton Festival
Red Springs-—A full day of feni
tertainment is included in the
program announced today for the
Cotton Festival to be staged in
Red Springs on Oct. 5.
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, United
States Senator and one of North'
Carolina’s most widely sought ora
tors, will make the speech of the
day, and has definitely confirmed
the date with program chairrpan,
George T. Ashford.
Mr. Ashford states that the pro
gram will run as follows:
10 A. M.—^Parade, starting at
High School and proceeding to
and down Main Street to the post
office and hack to the cotton yard.
10:30—Cotton Fashion Show, ^
showing the wardrobe of “Miss
Maid of Cotton” of 1949.
11:30—Speech by Senator Hoey.
1:00—Open House and Formal
Opening Npw REA Building- of
Lumbee Electric Membership Co-'
operative (Radio Broadcast.)
2:00—Football—Red Springs vs.
3:30—Calf Catching Contest. .
Some time during the day a
Chevrolet 2.door sedan will be
given away by the Red Springs
Club vs. Lions Club.
On the evening before Tuesday,
Oct. 4. the Headquarters Battery
of the 130th Battalion AAA AW,
National Guard will stage the
Cotton Festival Dance at the Na
tional Guard Bldg, when the Na
tional Guard Queen will be select
ed. The successful young lady
will preside over the dance and
will ride with the runners-up in
the National Guard float in the
parade on Wednesday. Other Na
tional Gifard units which will par
ticipate in the parade will be
Battery A from Raeford of the
130th AAA AW and the Parkton
Tank Company of the 30th Divi
“Maids of Cotton” have been
selected from the towns of, ,St..
Pauls, Parkton, Raeford, Maxton
and others are to come from oth
er communities, who will be spon
sored by local concerns which
have floats. The “Maids of Cotton”
will center the theme of these
floats and will also appear in the
Cotton Fashion Show.
• One of the principal items of
interest of the day will be the
series of 25 window displays,
which will show hundreds of the
manufacturing processes and
manufactured products in which
cotton is used. These will be in
the various stores of town, and
many hundred of cotton products
will be shown, as well as mapy
pictures which trace the story of
cotton from the boll in the field,
through hundreds of manufactur
ing steps it goes before reaching
the market in its various forms.
WILL OPEN TOMORROW
Julian Wright has about fin
ished work on his self-service
grocery store and market on the
Laurinburg highway in the Sun
set Hills section and announces
in an advertisement, on the back
page of this paper tliat it will
open tomorrow under the manage
ment of Edwin A. Mercer, who
has been store manager of the
Pender store here for several
The store will carry complete
lines of plain and fancy groceries
meats, seafoods, and frozen foods
and compares favorably with self-
service grocery stores in larger
Negroes Get Book
For Stealing In
Liquor Violators, Drivers
. Without Licenses and Car
Violators Pay Various Fines
‘‘■ Judge Henry McDiarmid.threw
the book a^t Donald “Dinah” Shaw
and Dorothy McCullough, both
colored, in Recorder’s court Tues
day. The woman was charged with
stealing a pistol from Bethune
Mau'ltsby and Shaw, was charged
with-receiving it, knowing it to
have been stolen. For this he got
a year on the roads and she got
a,year in the State Prison. Shaw
got .anotljer year for carrying the
pistol_ and Dorothy McCullough
got- two more years, making three
in all, for non-support of her
, Leroy Henderson, Indian, and
Jasper F. Griffin, white, each
paid, $25 and the costs for not
having proper driving licenses.
Walter Mainor, Alexander Wil
son and Ozell Beatty, all colored,
each paid $10 and the costs for
violating the prohibition laws.
In another case Allen Henderson,
Indian, and William Cam.pbell
and Annie Belle McNeill, color
ed, paid the costs for violating
the prohibition laws.
Horace Blake, white, paid the
costs for being drunk and disor
Alonzo Dockery, colored, and
Miller Stokes, white, paid $10 and
the costs each for driving with
improper brakes. John Allen Cun
ningham, colored, failed to ap
pear for trial for the same of
fense and capias was issued.
James T. Wilkerson, white man
charged with careless and reck
less driving, was found guilty of
violating the road laws and order
ed to pay the costs. He appealed
to Superior court.
Former Local Man
Dies In Tennessee
Funeral services for William
Kelly Sessoms, Jr., 43, a former
resident of Raeford, was held
Saturday in Sweetwater, Tenn.
Mr. Sessoms died in the Mairine
hospital in Baltimore Wednesday
after a lodg illness.
He is survived by his wife, the
former Mamie Anderson of 'Von-
ore, Tenn., a son and a daughter
(by a former marriage) of Dur
ham, N. C.; a brother, Neill M.
Sessoms of Fayetteville, and two
sisters, Mrs. E. H. Dixon of Char
lotte and Mrs. W. M. Cockman of
SCOTT CURRIE LOSES
PACK BARN TUESDAY
Scott Currie had the misfortune
to lose his tobacco pack barn by
fire of unknown origin at about
8:15 o’clock Tuesday morning. He
hal eight barns of his best to
bacco in it, it is reported, and the
tobacco was partially covered by
fire insurance. The barn was un
The mobile x-ray unit which
has been' taking chest x-rays
in the county since the last
week in August had. only taken
3.605 x-rays up through Tues
day of what officials hoped
would be 10,000 in the county
while the unit was here.
The unit has been in various
places in the county during
this time taking the pictures,
which require no undressing
and only about one minute of
time, but response has not been
what it was expected to be and
should have been.
For the remainder of its time
in the county, which is through
Thursday of next week, the
unit will continue to operate
on Main street in Raeford near
the Bank. These x-rays, which
are free, ”will show up tuber
culosis or lung cancer or other
lung ailments which may be
unknown to the subject, and
they have many times proved
their value in revealing their
illness to people who did not
know it and who were there
by able to take treatment in
time to save themselves.
B & PW Club Hears
Dr. Johnson Speak
On Tuesday evening the Busi
ness & Professional Women’s club !
held its r^ular monthly meeting j
at the High School lunchroom, i
Mrs-; C. li., Giles, president, pre- 1
sided over the business session ;
during which time chairmen of i
the different committees were '
heard from. Mrs.. Ruria Shelton j
told of the 5th District Meeting j
of the B & PW Club which will ;
be held in Sanford. October 9, '
and asked for a large representa- |
tion. Plans were completed for ■
the Inspiration Breakfast to be ‘
held at Hotel Raeford, Sunday,
^After the business session Mrs. j
O. L. Crowder, health and safety I
chairman, -introduced Dr. Lynn
Johnson of McCain, who spoke to :
the club on tuberculosis, which ;
is of great interest to the people
of the community at this time. Dr.
Johnson made a most timely and
instructive talk which was heard
with interest and appreciation by
her audience. She explained the
Mobile X-Ray Unit, -^vhich is now ,
in Raeford and impressed its vital
importance. She brought out the :
fact that many diseases show up i
under .this x-ray in addition to ^
tuberculosis and that these are also
reported to the health department i
and family doctor. She pepped :
her talk with many amusing anec
Truman To Take
Lunch At Bragg
President Harry S. Truman will'
be entertained at a luncheon at j
the Officej^s Club at Fort Bragg ;
October 4, during his inspection
visit to nation’s biggest mili
His hosts will be Lt. General
Alvan C. Gillem, commanding
general of the Third Army, At
lanta, Ga., and Lt. General John :
R. Hodge, commanding general of !
-the V Corps and of Fort Bragg.
Approximately one hundred dis- j
tinguished guests will include ■
Secretary of the Army Gordon
Gray of Winston-Salem, N. C. '
and General J. Lawton Collins,
chief of staff. United States
President Truman is scheduled i
to arrive at Pope Air Force Base
aboard the Presidential plane “In-
. depp.ndence”, Tuesday morning
October 4. If the weather is bad
for flying that day the visit to
Fort Bragg will be made October
President Truman will review.]
some 20.000 troops at Fort Bragg ^
and will witness air drops of ar- |
tillery, vehicles, supplies and ]
paratroopers of the famed 82nd ^
Airborne division. He will then |
witness a tactical assault prob
lem worked out by a battalion of i
This will be President Truman’s
first official visit to Fort Bragg
since he became President.
Previously he had
Pope Air Force Base en route to !
Pinehurst to call on General 1
Highway Patrol To
Raleigh, Sept. 28—The high way
patrol set up 100 road blocks to
night to inspect Tar Heel motor
Inspection will be hear ser
vice stations so motorists whose
cars need repairs can get them
immediately. Defective vehicles
won’t be permitted to proceed un
til the defects have been fixed.
Patrol Commander C. R. Tolar
said patrolmen will check the I
driver’s license, along w'ith head ]
and tail lights, brakes, windshield j
wipers, horns and other equip- i
Notice of future road blocks for i
the purpose of inspections will not
be given in advance after tonight.
TO HOLD REVIVAL John L. McLeod
Dies Here Monday;
I-> iMeLeod died at
■- i.v.o Monday morning.
TT .years of age and had
: 50od health for sev-
Pictured above is the Rev.. Paul
Early, pastor of the First Baptist
church of Red Springs, who will
he the preacher for the Raeford
Baptist church revival next vt'eek.
Mr. Early is a graduate of Wake
Forest college and of Southern
Baptist seminary in Louisville, ‘
Ky. He served as a chaplain in
the armed forces during World
War II. The services begin with
the Sunday night service at 7:30 j
and run through next week at the |
same hour each night.
Boy Scouts Will
Have Fall Round-up
At Topsail Beach
Scout headquarters said today
about 1,000 Scouts will attend the
fall 1949 Cape Fear Council Lib
erty Crusade Round-up to be held'
October 7-9 at Topsail Beach.
Wallace I. West. Council Com
missioner, was named by the Ex
ecutive Board this week as Round
up Director and he will be in
charge of the entire operation and
program. West has been associat
ed with Scouting for many years
and has held numerous positions
of leadership in the Area Council.
Originated as a morale build
er, the Round-up brings together
(Continued on page 6)
The annual harvest ingath
erings will be held by churches
in the county at various times
during the fall. Meals will be
served, with the main dishes
in most cases being chicken
salad and barbecue. There will
be sales , of food, handiwork,
produce, cakes and the like at
all of them. For the benefit of
these churches and the people
who wish to attend the in
gatherings we will carry a
schedule of those we are told
about in this space until they
Sandy Grove Methodist
church - Thursday, September,
29,- meal at noon, sale follo’v-
Ashley Heights Baptist
church. Friday, September 30
5:00 p. HL ■U) nino. sale follows
MIb ■ ^
Shiloh Presbyterian church.
Thursday, ^>ctober 6, 5:30 p. m..
Ephesus Baptist church-Tiiurs-
day. October 6.
Parker’s Methodist church .
Friday, October 7, meals at
noon and six p. m., sale after
Tabernacle Baptist church —
Rockfish, Wednesday, October
Antioch Presbyterian church
Thursday, October 13, meal at
noon, sale following.
Galatia Presbyterian church-
Thursday, October 20, meal at
six p. m., sale following.
Bethel Presbyterian church-
Thursday, October 20, meal at
community house at. noon, sale
Raeford Methodist church -
Thursday, October 27, at Rae
ford .\rmory, meals at. noon
and night, sale following sup
H'j .a native of this section,
a son ■: the late Lauchlin John
McLe .,nd Mrs. Effie Wilson
FunL'i'i'. services were conduct
ed at three o'clock Tueslay after
noon it' the People’s Tabernacle
here.by t.-.e Rev. Arthur Phillips,
pastor, aiid the Rev. P. O. Lee and
the Rev. F. P. Maullsby. Burial
was in Raeford cemetery.
IMr. McLeod is survi\'ed by his
wife. Mrs. Lila Barnett “-McLeod:
one sister; yirs. Margaret Mc'-
Vicker of Raeford. and by several
nieces and neohews.
REA Plans Open
House At Office
At a recent meeting of the
Board of Directors of Lumbee
R-iver Electric Mem'oership Cor
poration held in their new office
building in Red Springs, the
Board named the following Nomi
nating Committee: ' W. J. Britt,
Fairmont; Dan T. McGirt, Wa-
gram; Lee McFarland, Maxton;
Gordon Newton, Fayetteville; D.
H. Wilkerson, Maxton; A. K. Ste
phens, Raeford; J. M. Andrews,
Raeford; and W. F. Chason, Lum
ber Bridge. This committee wiR
meet for the purpose of prepar
ing a list of nominees to be voted
on by the members of the “Coop-
, erative” at their regular annual
' meeting which will be held in the
Red Springs High School auditor
ium on November 2nd.
Plans for this yearly meeting
are now being made. The Honor
able F. Ertel Carlyle, member of
the House of Representatives has
accepted an invitation to be the
guest speaker for the occasion.
There will be various reports on
the past year’s business of the
corporation discussed at the rr.eet-
isg and quite a number of valu
able electrical equipment prizes
will be given to the members at
the meeting.' This will be the 10th
annual gathering of the members
of the local Cooperative and all
members and visitors are wel
comed to attend. - •
At the conclusion of the board
meeting Mrs. O’Kellar, federal
REA Home Economist from Wash
ington, D. C.. discussed briefly a
national lighting program that the
REA is promoting at this time.
The directors also agreed to
, have a short program dedicating
' the new office building, at four
o’clock on the afterinon of next
Wednesday, October 5,'wh;ch is
the day Red Springs will 'have its
Cotton Festival. Gwyn Price,
'state REA adnti.nistrator. will be
the spo.iker and the program wili
be broadc-'ist from Lumberton. A:
this time a sltort prcgran.', origi
nating from the REA hon'o office,
will also be heard. The Co-op will
hold “Open house all day Wed
nesday for its'mem.bers and oth
ers who may care to call and see
the new building.’’
Telephone Co. 1$
In Local Office
Enough Equipment Being
Installed To Take Care Of
All Applications On File
The. Cerclina' Telephone and
Telegraph com.pany this, week
■ 'cegj.n the i.nstallation of new
equipment , in their Raeford of
fice '.vhic.h -A-ill ta.ke care of all M
applications for service the com-
pany now has on file. W. W. Ay-
cock. district manager at Fayette
ville. said yesterday.
Mr. Aycock said two more trunk
lines were '.aeing installed to the
Raeford office which would bring
the total to eight, enabling eight
long aistar.re calls to be handled
frorn Raeford at the same time.
Inside equipment 'oeing added
Will enable 100 new numbers to
' be added -here as soon as it is in-
■ stalled, he said, and. he added that
the new equipment bei.ng added
will be the newest and .most mod
ern being m.ade today and that it-
will be used in conjunction with
equipment now i.n use.
He said that there are now a-
bout 90 application for telephones
on file with the company, and that
due to several being rural where
j they wiU be on party lines less
I numbers that this will be used,
j The Raeford system is part of
j the group being managed by R.
I M. Gupton, with offices in Red
; Springs, and includes Raeford,
j Red Springs, Maxton and St.
j Pauls. The collections are handl-
jed by the FayetteviUe office
I which is managed by R. E. Dixon.
; Mrs. Helen S. Barrington is local
' Collector for the company.
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VETS BUSINESS COURSE
AT SCHOOL POSSIBLE
' K. A. MacDonald, county super-
' intendent of schools, said ti^s
, w'eek that considerable interest
had been shown by veterans in
the prospective business course
I for them at Hoke County High
school. He said that several had
] actually applied for the course,
but that the number was as yet
insufficient to justify authoriza
tion of the course. He, asks, there
fore, veterans who are interest
ed get in touch with Principal W.
T. Gibson, Jr., at the high school
so that the course may start as
soon as possible.
NEW JEWELRY STORE
D. 'Winford Maaess announces
in an advertisement in this week’s
paper that he has opened a jew
elry store in the old REA build
ing between the News-Journal
office and the Raeford Theatre.
Mr. Maness is a native of Robbins
and has been living a: Antioch for
some time while he was employed
as a watch repairman. Ln Red
Springs. He is a veteran and at
tended. a watchm.aking school
since his separation from the ser
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GREENES ATTEND GAME
WITH GOVERNOR SCOTT
All those interested in forming
an Alcoholics .Vnonymous group
[ in Raeford are invited to meet
at the Presbyterian manse to
night at eight o'clock,
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SERVICE SUNDAY NIGHT
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greene at
tended a luncheon in Chapel Hill
Saturday for trustees of the
Greater University and their
wives, the occasion 'oeing the cel
ebration of “Greater University
Day” by students of Chapel Hill.
State College and the 'Woman’s
College of the University in
Greensboro. After the luncheon
the party sat in the governor’s
box and saw the football game be
tween Carolina and State. They
also visited the Morehead plane
I The Rev. W. B. Heyward of the
Raeford Presbyterian church an-
^ nounced this week that there
j would be no evening service Sun-
j day night in order that members
' of the congregation might attend
: the opening ser\ ice of the revived
' series at the Raeford Baptist
I He also announced that a com-
' munion service would be held at
the' Presbyterian church Sunday
morning, ahd called attention to
the fact that Sunday is “World
wide Communion Stmday” among