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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLIV; NUMBER 19
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1949
RAEFORD. N. C.
S2.00 PER YEAR
—«:. I McDiarmid
Y^tJR j j Sentences 3 Young
I SCHOOL NEWSj l Escapees Tuesday
, T,, _ i ! Three colored boys who had es-
By. K. A. MacDonal I . ^ape^j from Jackson training,
1 ■■ ^1 school near Hoffman and broken
' A. B. Webber, working out of ^ into Herman Koonce’s filling sta-
Jay P. Davis’ office was in the tion at Wayside came up for trial
county yesterday and brought before Judge Henry McDiaimid
the welcome news that a good; in Hoke County recoiders couit
supply of surplus commodities. ■ Tnesday. ihe bo\s weie Daniel
v.-ill be available this year; and ' Webster. 14, William. Wooten
in particular,. that fresh apples.
Today Is Last
Day For X-ray
Local Women To
Of B & PW Weel^
Mill Property Is
Offered For Sale
Members of the Raeford Busi
ness and Professional Women’s
Irish potatoes and processed cheese
would be available shortly to the
Last Monday Robert Smith,
Dean of Music at Flora Macdonald
college, v>.ited Mildouson and
Rockfish schools. He led the cha
pel exercises at Mildouson and
helped with the singing and tried
to stimulate an interest in music
at both schools. Principal Bray of
Mildouson was instrumental in
securing him for both schools.
The Raeford Graded school has
organized their 1949-50 edition of
the Safety Patrol. The patrol is
made up of the following: James
Carter, Derry Walker, Thomas
Douglas, Howard Britt, James
Clark, Lacy Koonce, Bobby Par
ker, Joe McLeod, Dick McFadyen,
Tommy Harris, Hugh Wright.
Arthur Fields and Louis Pate.
These boys are starting out well
and it is requested that motorists
cooperate with them.
and Carl Hicks. 18. The two youn
ger were sent back to the train
ing school and Hicks was sent to
the roads for 12 months.
Essie J. Smith and Winston
McRae, both colored, and W’il-,
bur Smith, white, each $10 and
the costs for speeding.
Dorothy Diggs and John Mc-
Koy, both colored of Sanatorium,
each paid the costs for the lar
ceny of a pair of pants.
James R. West, white, was car-
ged with non-support of his fam
ily. He and his family settled the
matter to their own satisfaction
and Judge McDiarmid let him off
with the court costs.
Beulah Willis, colored, was
charged with assault. She entered
a plea of guilty and got six mon
ths in jail s,uspended on payment
of fine of $25 and the costs.
Jesse James Bratcher, colored,
paid $10 and the costs for driving
with improper lights on his car.
Methodist Hour »
The free X-ray clinic in Hoke,
county comes to a close at five,'
o’clock this afternoon when the
trailer which has been operating : 2500 bther clubs in
on main street here near the bank ; United States in the celebra-.
for several days will close. ; National B & PW week
Tuesday, September 23, 1949, j^g^t week, October 9 through 16,
was the record day of the survey gffjgiais gf the local women’s,
so far, with 461 x-rays being made announced this week,
that day.- Wednesday the 24th Frances Seoit. .president
j was almost as good, with 414 per
sons passing through the unit for
: a c hest :\-i ay. The Raeford Wo
man’s club helped by furnishing
hostesses and the county health
department nurses helped out
also. ' . .
The survey has been quite suc
cessful, officials report, but they
ar4 falling far short of the goal of
10,000 x-rays during , the five
weeks of the survey in the coun
ty. The health department feels
that many people who have not
taken advantage of it should stop
and realize the advantage of com
plete coverage and the possible
advantages to themselves and
neighbors. It takes a matter of a
minute or less and a confidential
report of results is mailed to each
of the national ledcration ef
clubs, will start observance of the
week with a natk'n-wide radio
broadcast at 12:30 p. in., on Sun
day which will be directed to ancl
of special interest to business wo
I Members of the local club will ‘
also attend a district meeting in
i Sanford on Sunday at which var
ious clubs in the district will re-
The old Morgan cotton mill pro
perty here, consisting of some
fifty-odd dwellings and mill build- has bec.n
ings and real estate, and last op- i day, Qct
eiUted by Troy Whitehead of ; 9;3o a.
Charlotte , as White-Tex Mills, : chapel ..
Ific., was offered to sale to the -^^he Fa-.,
highest bidder for cash at public 1 nionsv... •
auction on the porperty last Mon- . nre'r.',..
Tlie property was offered for
5:,’e by C. D. Taliaferro of Char
lotte. commissioner,, unde-r judg-
m.Gut in a civil, action by Com
mercial National Bank of Char
lotte and Reconstruction Finance
Corporation versus Troy White-
head, White-Tex Mills, Inc., and
Floor Sanding '
At Parker’s Chapel
flo>' ,.inci;ng dem.oh.''traUon
-heduled for Wednes- ,
.er 12', beginning at !
. the new Parker’s I
d'. near ''A’ayside on ^
High'.vay. The de-
tor 4-;! Club'
.■;:.ilarly. sa;.s Jose-
.y.' 'H'jm.o ivcn'.’j.oitra-
tion . -r ar-.y intereste
per.'-'..:; . 'unty i.s tordiaiiv
invited th-j de’r-'.n.sT-.itii.in
■wh.,.; ... . ,, riven by Mr...Vic
tor J.. iV ;\..iyi: . of Cii.irlotte.
Plans are marie for the 4-H
Club m.etnbers who are now at-
Hoke High Bucks
Play First Home
Game Friday Nite
Locals To Meet .Apex High
In Third Game With Tie
.And One Defeat So Far
. tending school to be present to
Only bid on the property, was ^ see and take part in the demon-
in the amount of $108,000 for the ■ stration. .Vfter seeing the demon-
r.orr.e tootoa.: game -d: ‘..ae season
u.m.e.‘ t.r-/ i'A'.",' at Armory park
t str.cr:"-. .V ... a.it ''■vitn the kick-
■ :tr e.gn; o'clock.
Ir. ■ r t .V J starts so tar tme
Latks r..:ve played Hope Mills to
a scoreless tie ar.d lost to a strong
Steciman tea.'.'.. 13 to 6. T’ney dtd
not have a ga.me last week and as
a result the toys are in good shape
the local club , will be an “Inspi
rational Breakfast” at the Raeford
Hotel on the moiVoing of Sunday,
October 16. Local ministers and
their wives will be invited and
; real property and_^$12,000 for the | stration it is planned for the 4-H tomorrow night’s game, ex-
clu’o members and leaders in he cep; tor Doug Clark, John, Mc-
community to complete the sand- Lauchlin and Tommy Cole who
ing of the auditorium floor.
port on their activities. . -.t , ■ v a
^ tangible personal property. As
Final activity of the week by | provided by law the sale will re
main open for 10 days for upset
bids after which it will be subject
to confirmation by the Superior
Occupation of the premises by a
following the breakfast the mem- operator is apparently little
bers will attend the Presbyterian qj. jjq closer than it has been.
services in a body. The club plans | q
to make uns an annual custom.: i t •t' • i
and attend a different church ^Iftll F Iclcl 1 ria.1
each year. i For Coon Hunters
Mayor W. L. Poole this week | p^ear Asheboro
proclaimed next week to be '
“Business 'and Piofessional Wo
men’s Club Week” in Raeford.
Clubs Sponsor Trip
To State Fair
Last week the Girl Scouts
sponsored a penny fair at the Rae
ford Graded School that turned
out well and was quite a success j
'noth from a financial and social j
Mrs. McPhaul’s first grade at
Raeford Graded is making good
food booklets this week.
The fourth annual broadcast of
“the Methodist Hour” began Sun
day, October 2. These pro,gr:ims,
which are to continue tliiough
December 25, present outstanding
men of the church and religious
cduc.ators from nil parts of the
More than 90' radio stations
are cooperating with the Southern
Religious Radio conference in air
ing the prp,:;rams which are pro
duced in studios owned interde-
LIONS CLUB TO PLAY
DONKEY BALL TONIGHT
Aliss Little’s sixth grade at RaC'
ford Graded has modeled a Prim
itive Village and now has it on r.ominationally by the Presbyter-
display with students on duty to ; ian church, he Protestant Episca-
■axplain the set-up.
Mrs. Shelton’s fifth grade has
organized a science club with the
following officers: Lewis Up
church, Jr., president, Suzanne
Cameron, vice-president, LaMarr
■ Hadley, secretary, Betty Kinlaw
'and Shirley McNeill, program
chairmen. An interesting scienti
fic collection has been started.
Th6 Veterans Administration:
has made public its first calcula
tions on the amount to be paid '
to nearly 16,000,000 \ctorans in
$2,800,000,000 special National i
Service Life Insurance dividend. !
The maximum possible amount '
that any veteran can receive will
be $528. ether payments, based on !
age groups, will run to lesser j
sums. The dividend will be paid
o.,* both term and converttd in.-
I surance policies, and will be paid
I only for the period that the policy
I was in force prior to the policy
anni\ersary in 1948. No pajinent
will be made ’for periods of lapse,
The estimated rate of the divid- I FOR 3IETHOBISTS
end, VA says, was andved at after
long actual studies and the rate i The Rw.'. P. G. Lee has . asked
of payment will be the same for | members oi the Raeford Methodist
church 10 Le sure to attend ser-
The Ra:'.dolph Co'anly
Hunters .Association are
their ani'ual Field Trial
T'le Raef'-oro. I.ior;s clv.b \.ill
engage th6 ’Ited Springs L.-ons
club in a donkey baseball game at
, armory park tonight, proceeds to
be used for charitable and civic
I -,', o.'k by ti'.ese t'..o organizations.
Special a.ltrp.ctior..s are unreliably
I reported to indue’,e a wild donkey
ridinn conte.-.t between R. L. Car
ter and Archie Byrne.
Bishop William C. Martin, resi
dent bishop of the Dallas area of
the Methodist church, spoke in
the first broadcast, October 2.
Other speakers to be heard in
October are Bishop Marvin A.
Franklin, Jackson, Mississippi;
Dr. H. Baucom Watts, Tulsa, Ok-
COLORED NEWS— “‘’"’‘i,, ““
The primcpals and supervisor
of the colored schools are attend- j The Methodist Hour, and other
ing an administrative conference ' program's.sponsored by the South-
in Fayetteville today. The confer- , ern Religious. Radio conference,
ence is being held at Fayetteville are heard Sunday mornings at
State Teachers college and is di- 8:30 over station WPTF in this
rected by Dr. Newbold’s division area and six other stations in
of the State Department of Pub- North Carolina,
lie Instruction. 0
pal church, and the Methodist
church, and by Agnes Scott col- |
lege. Columbia Theological Semi- both term and con\ erted poVcies,
nary, and Emory University. [ dividend is based on mor
tality savings. There have been no
excess interest earnings.
REVIVALS AT PHILIPPI
The colored supervisor will at-^ DUNDARRACH
tend a Christmas Seal Sale meet- ^
Kinston next week. ’ The Rev. W. B. Heyward is
conducting revival services this
week at Dundarrach Presbyterian
church and he will conduct ser-
\ices at Philippi Presbyeritan
church next week. The series
there will start with the service
at noon on Sunday and will con-
^ tinue with services each evening
A county-wide principals meet-| through Friday of next week be
ing was held yesterday to decide | ginning at seven o’clock.
how much longer the colored i ^ 0
school would continue on short |
day schedule and to learn about
A.11 friends of W. C. Campbell,
principal of the Bowmore School
will sympathize with him in the
loss of his brother who died on
the new bookkeeping system re
quired of the schools. Mrs. Bel
ton Wright, commercial teacher
at Hoke High, explained what was
wanted of principal and treasurer.
PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The Boy Scout boys at Up
church have made $45.00 collect
ing ' pine cones for the forestry
service. Anyone havii.\j pine cones
that they would not mind the boys
gathering please get in touch with
Stephen Williams, vocational ag
ricultural teacher at Upchurch
Mrs. Neill McFadyen, president
of the Hoke-Raeford Parent-
Teacher associat^^on, announced
this week that the annual mem
bership drive was being conduct
ed from October 3 through Octo
ber 15, the last of next week. She
urged citizens who are approach
ed by school children during this
period to give them the twenty-
five cents it takes to be a mem
ber and thus be a part of an or
ganization that is doing much to
improve the sciiools in many
In computing the maximum
payment of $528 the dividend was
based on a $10,000 policy in force
for 96 months (the longest pos
sible period), on a veteran aged
40 or less at the time the policy
was taken out. .This represents a
payment of 55 cents a month per
$1,000 of insurance. At the mor
tality rate for the age group of
40 and under did not vary great
ly, a single dividend rate will ap
ply to this- whole group.
The rates of payment will be:
those under 40 years of age at
the rate of 55 cents per month
per $1,000 of insurance; those 41
to 45 years of age, scaling down
from 52 cents to 40 cents; those
46 to 50, 37 cents down to 25
cents; those 51 to 54, 24 cents
down to 21 cents; tlmse 55 and
over, 20 cents per thousand.
Applications must be made to
receive the dividends, which will
be paid in 1950.
Vices next .Sunday morning as he
intends to handle one of the
“tough'est questions” that any
church has to settle, and he wants
all the help he can get.
Q: I understand that the spec
ial NSLI dividend will be com
puted to the anniversary date
in 1948. What is meant by anni
A: The anniversary date of
your policy is the date upon
which it became effective.
Q: What income provision is at
tached to thb pension I will get as
the widow of a veteran who died
of a wound reecived in battle?
A: As the widow of a soldier
who died in line of duty, you are
entitled to compensation regard
less of your income.
We regret that in the item last
week about the scouts the name
of Benny McLeod was inadvert
ently left out.
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 wi-sh to attend the in
gatherings we will carry a
schedule of those we are told
about in this .'■pace until they
Shiloh Presbyterian church.
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 p. m.,
Ephesus Baptist church-Thurs-
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
12, meal at 5:30, sale following.
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 chnrch-
Thursday, October 20, meal at
community house at noon, sale
Raeford Methodist church -
Thursday, October 27, at Rae
ford Armory, meals at noon
and night, sale following sup
day, Och-'-er 3, •’our miles east of
Ar-heboro, ,N. C. The;>- are plan-
:iing on ^hi.' being .the largest j
Trial'C',-.'. r ht>idjn North Carolina. '
i\acrrii’’^iE. si'vi'lit Ir^o'cloMc and .
their i.' no admission charge. Es- '
! iimatci- final of three hundred
■ n • ' I
Week Is Planned
N('.'th Ca; oiii'.u ■ farmers were
urge.l his week to join in o'asorv- .
anci of Na ionnl Fire Prevention.
WecK, October y-i5. by eliminat
ing soirro'- aL.».i;ie more common .
fir') hazards usually found on
il. M. Ellis, in charge of agri- '
cultural engineering for the State
College Extension Service, as- !
sorted that the nation’s annual !
farm fire loss includes destruction
of 100 million dollars worth of
property, injury to 10,000 farm
residents, and the death of an
other 3.500 farm people.
“Six known causes account for
three-fourth of our farm fires.’-
Ellis declared. “Action . taken to
eliminate hazards . incident to
these causes could save the nation
to million dollars a year.”
The specialist listed the princi
pal known causes of farm fires
as follows: lightning. 37 per cent:
chimneys, flues, cupolas, stacks,
11 per cent: petroleum and its
products. 8 per cent: matches anil
smoking, 7 per cent; sparks on
roofs, 7 per cent; stoves, furnaces,
b.'ilcrs, and their pipes. i5 per
cent; exposures adjoining other
buildings. 5 per cent; spontaneous
( Continuea on page 4 )
RECRUITERS PLAN TO BE
HERE EVERY MONDAY
Plans ha\'e been made for Hoke
County Home Demonstration Club
members, their huscaiids and 4-H
club members to attend the State
Fair on Wednesday, October 19th,
says Josephine Hall, Demonstra
tion Agon;. A chartered bus will
leave from in front of t.ie li^i-tord
Courthouse at 7:3i' a. m. The price
of the round trip ticket will be
auymoxim.'.iteiy ,?2,”5. The other
costs involved 'v
of tlie ticket into
- cc, ti'.e price
will :'.ot see action this week.
' This season’s record for the
I visitors is not known, ’out a strong
team is the usual thing at Apex,
so plenty of competition .naay ’oe
expected for the Bucks.
Injuries ’nave brought about
several changes in the Hoke High
lineup. Fred .Holland ’nas been
changed from guard to tailback.
Malcolm Giisson has been switch
ed from fullback to '.vingback and
Archie Max'.vell is filling in at
. fulica; k. ■
Probable s'.rating lineups:
:;Cis: T-irtoro'.: '.: -Joe Davis..
Interested in going are askeV.tc
contact the IIo:r.e Demons'ti-.dioh
.\,gent’s office by Saturday. Octo
Permit To Burning
Required By Law
uuar.LS. . Ivey:
Tlic Forest Fire La'',vs of .N^r.h
Carolina requires any person to
c'jtaln a permit from the S:-‘.e
Forest. Service beforo coin;, .m.y
burning in, or with-U, 550 fee: of
any woouland during October .md
Chapter 14-139, General Statutes
of North Carolina reads, "It shall
be unlawful for any person, firm
or corporation to start or cause
to be started any fire or ignite any
material in any of the areas of
woodlands under the protection
of the State Forest Service or
within five hundred fee: of any
such protected area, between the
first day of February and the
first day of June, inclusive, or
between the first day of October
and the thirtieth day of November,
inclusive, in any yc.ar. without
first obtaining from the State For
ester or one of his duly authoriz
ed agents a permit to set out fire
or ignite any material i.n such a-
bove mentioned protected areas:
that ’to charge shall be made for
•Ire granting of said permits.
"This section shall ' not apply
to any fires started or c.iuse;'’ to
be started within fice hundred
feet of a 'dwelling heuse "
Permits may be obtained from
County Forest Warden C. F. Mc-
Bryde. or any of Iris authorized
FALL OPEN MEETING
OF WOMAN S CLUB
Haifaac'K.s: L-, ster: Glisscu.
Ends: Medlln: Scott.
Tackles: Hol.m. :u t.Valker.
Guards: Kid I: Pegram.
Qr -rterback: Jones.
Haltbac’xs: Glass: L. Seagroves.
Fu’.l'o'ack: Lee Seazroves.
! By H. E. Vernon, County Agent
Pine Tree Seedlings
- The N. C, Department of Con
servation . and Development has
announced that pine tree seedling
are available from December 1
to March 15 for forest planting
erosion, control, or wind breaks
•oer thousand, delivered:
The commanding officer of the
Fayetteyille recruiting station has
announced that Sergeant Robert The annual Fall Open meeting
.A. Hall and D. G. Inabinet would the Raeford Woman’s club will
be at the courthouse in Raeford he held next Wednesday, Octo.ber
every Monday, starting next 12, at three-thirty o’clock in the
week, for the purpose of accept- ‘ auditorium of the Hike county
Since more of the land will be
out of productio.n ne.xt y'ear more
farmers - are planting pines. It is
advisable to get your orders in
early. The County Agent’s office
has received a supply of appli
cation blanks for this planting
stock. In addition a program 01
reforestation, especially for the
ypu-.tg farmers, is being sponsored
’oy the N. C. Pulp Company and
the Champion Paper and Fiber.
Com.pany. who are making avail
able 1,500.000 pines tree seedlings
to be distributed free by the N.
C. Department of Conservation
and Development to 4-H, Club
members and F. F. A. ’ooys. Any
4-H Club member can apply
through this office for lOOO to
5000 trees (.1 to 5 acres) and plant
them on his or her home farm if
his. pai-ents or guardian approves
and furnishes the land for plant
ing. The recommendations are
1000 trees per acre, which is a
spacing of approximately 6’ to 7',
ing recruits for the Army and Air
Force. Men between the ages of
17 and 34, inclusive are eligible
to enlist in these services.
TO HOLD CLINIC
The monthly orthopaedic clinic
will be held Friday, October 7,
1949, in the basement of the Ag
ricultural Building in Lumberton.
Dr. Julian Jacobs of Charlotte
will be the surgeon in charge. Re-
high school. Officials urge all
members to attend and promise a
good program. The executive
board will meet at two-thirty pre
ceding the open meeting.
Next Sunday will be homecom
ing day at Cypress Presbyterian
church in upper Little River
township. Friends of the church | p^^joj^mended that castration and
are invited to attend the services
Screw YVorm Central
Reports from certain sections
of the State and in Hoke County
indicate the increase in screw
worm infestation in livestock and
other animads. The fly, a blow
fly type, deposits eggs in or near
a fresh wound, and the screw
worm, or fly maggot, hatches out
and feeds in living flesh just be
neath the wound surface. It is
gistration at the desk between 8 j and bring baskets for the picnic
and 11 o’clock. 1 on the grounds.
dehorning be delayed until No-
CGontinued on paRt 4)