The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOICE OF GUAMIAS
IREEPOM OF llSEJtTT
VOLUME XLIV; NUMBER 20
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1949
RAEFORD. N- C.
j YOUR j
I By K. A. MacDonald 1
Patroijs oi the school who have
chika'e'n riding on buses will be
iuteresteci to, know that on Mon-
cay and Tuesday before the tra
gic bus -wreck in Nash County the
.superintendent made .a check on
the operation of the buses. The
principals of Hoke and Upchurch,
the head mechanic, and the high
way patrolman were all contact
ed and questioned in regard to
the operation of the buses. They
all reported that the buses were
operating in a most satisfactory
manner and that they had had no
complaints \\-hatsoever. Since the
"Nash County affair we have had
several suggestions for improve
ment in the operation and these
have been acted upon.
Anytime a patron has sugges
tions for the improvement cT the
bus operation the school authori
ties will \Velcome them. Should
an infringement of good safe driv
ing practice occur these same auth
orities will welcome and appre
ciate inform.ation regarding it.
' Next Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. part
of the staff qf the Division of In
structional Service will be in the
Board of Education office for a
conference with the principals of
the white schools. A conference
with the Negro principals will be
held at a later date. Tuesday ev
ening at 8 o’cock these same staff
members will have a part on the
program of a county wide teach
ers meeting held at Hoke High.
An order has been sent to the
N. C. Department of Agriculture
■for the following surplus commo-
diites that we have been notified
are available: fresh apples, can
ned- tomatoes, tomato paste and
creamery butter. These commodi
ties should begin arriving the last
of this week or the first of No-
Bucks Tie Apex
In First Home
Game Friday Night
Hay-wood Faircloth’s Hfcoke
County High school Bucks played
the Ape.x High football team to a
scoreless tie in Armory Park in
their first game before local fans
this season, and the second score
less -tie the Ducks have figured in,
the other being \vith Hope Mills
in the season opener at Hope Mills.
Se\-eral times Friday night the
Bucks got deep into the territory
of the visitors, but each time fail
ed to have the scoring .punch
which would have won the ball
The entire Hoke team played
well on defense with Robert Mc-
Girt, Bruce Phillips and Malcolm
Glisson doing outstanding work.
Fred Holland for the locals was a
constant offensive threat to the
opposition, getting away for long
gains off tackle aud around end
Tomorrow the Bucks will jour
ney to Elizabethtown where they
will play at eight o’clock tomor
row night. Last year Elizabeth
town took a close one from the
locals, 7-6. ’*
Health Dept. Says
Made In Survey
The X-Ray Survey in Hoke
I County ended .last Thursday, Oc
tober 6, 1949. with fairly satis
factory results obtained. The
Health Department believes that
had it been possible to hold the
survey at a different time of year
a better response would' have been
noted. The final count_ was 4.644.
All reports that have been re
ceived from the State Board of
Health have been mailed out and
the remaining few will be sent
out as soon as they are received.
The Technician will be in the
Hoke Coupty Health Department
on 'Wednesday, October 12’ and
Saturday, October 15 of this week,
also, Wednesday, October 19 and
Saturday, October 22 of the next
week for the purpose of making
large pictures on those who have
been notifiecl by letter to return.
The State Board of Health, the
j Hoke County Health Department
and the Tuberculosis Association
j wish to thank everyone cooperat
ing with them in the survey.
Fme Driver For
Three Men Pay Costs
For Assavilting \Vives When
Wives Don’t Testify
Of Vets Filed
The Southeastern School As-
se:ncly Association, an organiza
tion that brings several education
al and recreational entertainments
to the schools during the year,
sent an acrobatic exhibit to sev
eral of the schools in the county
on Monday. Reports are that the
exhibition was very good and was
enjoyed by all the pupils who satv
The Hoke Beta Club held its
initiation expeises yesterday.
Quite a number were taken into
■the club. High scholastic standing
is one of the requirements for a
),i:l to -the club.
Last Friday the colored princi
pals of the county attended a mcet-
ii'.g held on the campus of State
Teachers college, Fayetteville.
This meeting was called by Dr.
N. C. Newbold of the State De
partment of Public Instruction.
The Jean’s Supervisor attended
a meeting held in Kinston last
week dealing with the Christmas
Seal Sale program. The meeting
was under the auspices of the N.
C. T. B. Association.
Last week Bowmore, Burling
ton, Laurel Hill, Lilly’s Chapel,
Rockfish and White Oak schools
had entertainments of various
kinds for the benefit of the schools.
.A.11 were well attended.
Preparations are being made by
the Hoke County Unit of the Nor
th Carolina Teachers Association
for the entertainment of the
Southeastern District meeting
that will be held at the Upchurch
school early in November. Princi
pal A. S. Gaston attended a pre
liminary meeting held in Clinton
Veterans Administration reports
that its central office in Washing
ton has received applications for
the National Service Life Insur
ance special dividend from ap
proximately two-thirds of the
veterans who are eligible for the
payments. This means that some
thing in the neighborhood of 5,-
000,000 veterans have yet to mail
in their applications.
VA m-ges World War II vete
rans to give this matter their at-
tension, as dividends will be paid
only to those who make applica
tion. According to VA, the large
volume of applications must be
processed before they can Write
the chercks and mail them, com
mencing in January, 1950.
The central office reports that
.some 50,000 applications have
been received unsigned. Veterans
are cautioned that to be valiU the
applications must bear vetedan’s
Other mi.stakes that have been
found in applications are as fol-
.Some veterans have failed to
write in their .ser\-ice serial
numbers. This number is very
: important for identification. Some
■ veterans have written the'ir date
of enlistment in the space where
i the service serial numbers should
I be written.
j So:tic veterams have sent in
j saTnplc application forms torn
j from a ne-ivspaper or magazine.
The V.A machines can use only
I the official VA forms.
Also, volerans are reminded
j they should write plainly the ad
dress where they can be found
for the next six months, for the
.mailing of checks.
Dividend application forms are
available from all post offices,
veterans’ service organizations
and all VA offices.
The VA will commence mailing
checks to eligible veterans in Jan
uary, 1950. It estimates that at
the rate of 200,000 checks per
working day, it will require sev
eral months to complete the mail
Q: I know that $150 is payable
for burial expenses at a veteran’s
death. Is the same award made
at the death of his widow?
A: There is no provision of law
that would allow a burial award
based on the death of a widow.
PTA TO MEET MONDAY
A group meeting of teachers
was held at Bowmore yesterday
(Continued on page 4)
The Hoke-Raeford Parent-tea
cher association will hold its first
meeting of the school year at
eight o’clock Monday night in the
auditorium at the Raeford Graded
schopl. Parents and friends are
invited to attend. After the pro
gram open house will be held.
Aberdeen, Oct. 11—Fire early
today destroyed Carter’s tobacco
warehouse here, causing damage
of more than $50,000.
Police were, checking the possi
bility that the fire might have
been set, although Lloyd Mills,
the warehouse owner, sa.id he did
not believe the blaze was of in
Mills expressed the belief that
a man seen fleeing from the.
warehouse shortly after the blaze
was probably a transient sleeping
in the building. One of Mills’
Negro employes. Jack Teal of
Greenville, was se\-erely burned
before awakened by the fire.
A search of the ruins was made
after Mills reported that transients
frequently slept in the warehouse.
Four transients slept there night
before last, he said. There were
no indications of- casualties.
Firen-ien kept the flames from
.setting off. fire in a nearby oil
.storage plant where gasoline was
in a 250.000 gallon t:'.nk. The
-cn'ce around tiie oil storage tanks
Assistant Police Chief Bob Pugh
said he was near the warehouse
on a routine inspection of the
town when the fire started about
‘3 a. m.
He first heard an explosion and
then noticed a man fleeing fro.m-
the rear of the building. Flames
■v.ere shooting through the roof
by the tim.e he entered the struc
ture, Pugh reported.
The officer said that police
were trying to determine the iden
tity of the mail who fled the
building to determine if arson
was involved. Police have not
ruled out a spantaneous combus
tion as a probable cause of the
fire, he added.
Fire companies from Aberdeen,
Southern Pines, Pinehurst and
Pinebluff fought the flames and
kept them from spreading to ad
jacent buildings. Several hundred
spectators gathered until the fire
died down about 5 a. m.
Caldwell Talks To
state Grange Master Harry B.
Caldwell was guest speaker at the
meeting of Rockfish Grange which
was held at Wayside on Monday
night. Members of the grange
were also pleased to have as
guest former Master Fred P.
Johnson of Raleigh.
At the meeting at Wayside plans
were formulated to buy the old
church there for a grange hall
' and for changing the name of the
^ grange to Wayside Grange and to
I change the meeting time to the
I first and third Wednesday nights
I of each month.
Ji'dge Henry ,McDiar:r.id fi.hed
C:ell Beatty, ccioro:*.^ S20 and
the court costs in recorder’s court
' Tuesday for having no brakes
] and failing to stop for a school bus
I which was loading. Sentence cf
I 60 days was suspended,
j Three cases of wile beating
1 came tip for trial and In all of
! them the defendant was let off
i with payment of the costs when
ythe bruised wife did not wish 'to
further prosecute her husband.
: They were Erne.'t McCall and
j Floyd Cameron, colored, and Wh
j D. Wilson, white. Wilson’s wife
i did not appear.
! John Leonard Mault.'^by. white.
I was charged with careless and
; recltless driving and .'Speeding, and
j the judge accepted his plea of
: guilty of speeding rmly. He was
' fined $10 and the- costs.
Tom Chappell, white, paid the
cost's for possessing non-tax paid
liquor. Green Locklear, Indian,.
got 90 days for violating the pro
hibition laws by having a liquor
still. Sentence was suspended on
payment of $25 and the costs.
Willie Graham Hendrix, white,
and Lewis C. Stubbs, colored of
McCain, were each charged with
driving drunk. Hendrix pled guil
ty and got 90 days to be suspend
ed on payment of $100 and the
costs. Stubbs, who was also char
ged with caiyfless and reckless
.driving, was C^'iy found guilty of
the latter offense and sentence
was 90 days to be suspended on
paj-ment of $50 and the costs.
Daniel A. Lowder
Buried Tuesday At
Funeral services were conduct-
c.:! Tuesday afternoon at Ashley
Heights church at three
o'clock for D. A. Lo'wder, 61, who
died c.f a hetrt attack at his
home o;i Monday nminting. Ser-
v;ce- w as conducted by the Rev.
H. R. Randall end interment lol-
’p.vfd in the family plot i:i the
Ashley Heights cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, of the
home, one daughter, Mrs. Robert
Strother of Raeford, Route 3; four
sons, Harold, Thad, Alton and
Adrian, all of Aberdeen, RFD.
Feature Folk Music
At State Fair
Mrs. McCain Named
On State Health
-'.h aci.'. o: pr
..F i:' tr;
dth progra;r.s. I:
Guard Unit Federal
Orders Inive been received by
Battery A. 130th .A.nti-aircraft
automafic ■.capons battalion, lo
cal National Guard unit, to the
effect that the Annual Federal
inspect;o:i of the unit will ' be
con;'uc;ed, at the armory'on Mon
day. O'cto’ae' 24, 1919. by Col.
John G. i-lv.va.rd of the Inspec
tor department at Thiivi
Arm;.- hva'!;iiiartcr.s,, Atlanta. Ga.
This ..iil' the fourtii Federal
inspectlo:''. ot the local battery,
and its third annual one. The firs:
federal i;'..--pection • was on March
10, 1947 an.d was Tor initial rec
ognition 0 the unit at its organi
zation. .-Xi tile inspection last, year
Battery .got a “Satisfactorj’" rat-
I ing wit!'! ;io deficiencies noted..
Only t'A'o i j’Jngs are given, s.at-
isfactoi'y. ;.:k! unsatisfactory.
The ..-.t present has its full
quota of 115 enlisted men and a'
small.waiti'.’.c list. There is a fair
ly constant turnover, however,
due to the fact that in so large
a number of men some are always
moving away or joining the Re- i
gular Army, . Navy or Marine
Raleigh, N. C., Oct.' 11—-Choirs
and quartets will sing the old time
religion, banjoes will twang, and
the lilting client of "docey-do”
and “swing you pardner” will
r;n.g out at the N. C. State Fair
next 'week — October 18-22.
It’ll be State Fair Folk Festi-
v.'dl time then with the "iMinistrel
of the Appalachians.” Bascom La
mar Lunsford, conducting danc
ing tea.ms, instrumentalists and
vocalists in a fight for the state
champ.enships and cash prizes.
Dr. J. S. Dorton, fair manager,
announced today that more than
$1,000 in cafth prizes — along
with loving cups to first place
winners — will be handed out to
the state’s best church choirs,
gospel quartets, dance teams, fid
dlers, string bands, banjo pickers,
clog dancers, and ballad singers.
‘‘In addition there’s a sweep-
stakes prize for the best novelty
number not listed,” Dr. Dorton
Winners froi^..qther fairs in the
state, including the Southern
State' Fair, plus a long string of
( Contmuea on page 4 )
Yates To Manage
The Johnson Co.
Tile Joitnson Compan\- an
nounce.- this 'A'eek that M. D.
Yute.- is 'p.c'A' ir'.anagcr of the
company. ■'icrGeriins the late
Cecil Detv, 'who was killed in
Ln’.irinbm'.g on .August 24. He will
n to work next Monday.
iCr. Y.ntcs iias considerable ex-
,.'L'r!c:'.CL'' i.: the lines of business
of The J; huson company! having
been for some years manager of
B.undarrach Trading company.
Since leaving Dundarrach he has
been associated with the Robbins
Cloth Mills in Aberdeen.
tee o. f
vate . : ■
state, f .
orgariiZat';.,;'. fulij-.ved a f.vo-year
study by a special co:r.mittee ao-
pointed a; the first annual North
Carolina • Health conference.
Dr. Will!a!Ti p. Richardson, of
j Chapel Hill, director of. iield
j training f-.r '.ne L’NC school of
j public healtii -was elected presi-
j dent of the council, -vvith Mrs.
I Marie B. .\'ocll of Raleigh, execu
tive director of the N. C. Nurses
association, res \'ice-pres;dent.
Ser\'ing '.viti; Mrs. McCain on
the execu:i\e committee are Dr.
•Ellen Wii'iston. Raieigh, state sup
erintendent o;. public •.veitare: Dr.
J. W. R. Norton, state health of
ficers: Mrs. Ernest Hunter, Char
lotte': :.nd James H. Clark. Eliza-
bethto’wn, chairman of the Medi
cal Care commissio.n.
i\Irs. McCain has served for
some time on the board of trus
tees of the N. C. Sanatorium and
is a trustee of the University of
North Carolina. She is a member
of the trustees’ special commuttee
for selection of a president for the
Greater University of North Car
olina, a committee whose work
has had the deep interest and con
cern of the state for several
months—and incidentally, one of
tne hardest working bodies of
people in North Carolina just
Of Frozen Game
S2.09 PER YEAS
REA Plans Annual
Meeting Nov. 2
.'I. .\gv. fun Xoir.inated For
L'i 'cttor in Rtan McBpyde
\a'fi;nty; Cui'iyle To Speak
AMERICAN LEGION PLANS
MEETING NEXT WED.
Commander Julius Jordan of
the local American Legion post
has announced that the regular
monthly meeting of the post would
be held next Wednesday night,
October 19, at the High school
cafeteria. He urged all legionnaires
to be present and said that a
chicken supper would be served
at seven o’clock.
RED SPRINGS VFW DANCE
The Red Springs post of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars an- !
nounced this week that a square
dance would be held at the post ^
clubhouse on the Raeford road
in Red Springs on Saturday night,
October .15 and that all veterans j
with foreign service were invited ‘
to attend. There will be no 'cliarge
for admission. • I
Tiie 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 m'ost 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
Antioch Presbyterian church
Thursday, October 13, meal at
noon, sale following.
Lumber Bridge Presbyterian
church - Wednesday, October,
19,' Meal at noon, sale follow
Galatia Presbyterian church-
Thursday, Octobfer 20, meal at
six p. m., sale following.
Bethel Presbyterian church-
Thui'sday, 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-
According to District Ga;ne Prb-
J tector H. R. IMcLean. spoi-:s'.;'.e;'.
I arc permitted to store and . htil.i
game indefinitely after th.o H-rso
' of the seaso'.i in which it '.vas
e;i. provided t’nat the qua;;::;!. •
a:id .species are declared;
I Hb .-tated f-L'.rther t!'.at o .'. .'-crs
1.. home p'a;;:- as well ..s :!:.c:e
renting rofriiCrate..'! space ,i.e '.e-
'-.pgiredi to declare. This ceei.tra-
, t;on ;'i'iust bo completed and .-;:._n-
ed in duplicate, or.e copy to be
retained by the declarer, the
* other copy to be retained by the
ga:r.e prot’ector. No one will be
allo'wed to store more thtv.i the
■ postession limit.
Forms ntay be obtained and
fdle.'l oi:t at the local freezer lock
plan; f-.e- I:,- ;-h;::h Ar,.-.Lia: Meet-
m.g to !:e held o;t'X v. eir.ber 2nd
i.a the High School Auditori'am in
rled Springs. The Honorable Ertel
Carlyl-c, member of the IT. S.
House o: Representatives, is to
'ce guest .speaker for the occasion.
. In, line .vit.h this yearly m.eeting
the Corporation has j-ust had a
.meeting of the following Nomi
nating Co.m.T.tttee: - W. J. Britt,
Fairnvont; W. F. Chason. Lumber
Er.dge: Lee McFarland. Maxton;
Gecrie W. McIntyre. Maxton;
Gord r; Ne-.vton. Fayetteville; D.
H. Wiikerson. Maxton; A. K. Ste-
■eens. Raeford; and J. M. Andrews,
Raeford. This comm.ittee renomi
nated the follo'.ving rr.embers for
the Board of Directors, the first
five of whd.-r. are charter mem
bers who .iVe been with the Co-
eperative .-...ce 1940; C. A. Alford,
Rowland; j. R. Caddeil. Maxton;
Mrs. Lucy' Smith, Raeford; J. E.
Morrison, Maxton; J. McN. Gillis,
Fayetteville; C. L. Ballance, St.
Pauls; H. C. Newton, Wagram;
and Rowland R. Sealey, Fairmont.
The Nominating Committee al
so nominated Marshall Newton of
(Raeford to fill the vacancy creat
ed by the recent death of Ryun
McBryde. Mr. Newton was a
charter member of the board;
■•• vvj ver; be ba^' not ’=?’ ved 'S'nth
the Cooperatit^f fbr last taree
years. The com.mirtee also com
mended the Board of Directors
and management for the outstand
ing job that had been done :o date.
The committee's report will be
submitted to the me.mbers fir their
action at the r.e.xt yearly meeting.
Under the present by-Ia'.vs. addi
tional nominations may be made
providi.ng' 15 n'.e.mbers petition
same in writing and additional
:r,embers may be no.minated from
. The Cooperative is now in the
act e; maki.ng its final plans
'.vhieh ■.viil • attract most of its
members te rite meeting, .-kt'pre
sent it plans to give away many
electrical ap;ch.i.r.ces as attendance
Southern Pines Elks
John Park, pu'blisher of the
Raleigh Times, addressed a lun
cheon gathering at the Southern
Pines Elk home at noon last
Thursday on the subject, •’Oiu:
Newspaper Heritage.” The event
was held in honor of National
Newspaper week, and invitations
were extended to publishers and
editors of newspapers in Moore,
Scotland, Hoke and Richmond
counties. Mrs. Paul Dickson, Sr'
represented The News-Journal.
The meeting was, arranged by
the Elk lodge, of which Col. Don
ald Madigan is exalted ruler. Mr.
Park’s address was broadcast
over Radio Station WSTS.
REVIVAL AT SHILOH
The Rev. J. \V. Ewart of Rad
ford, Virginia, son of the Rev. and
Mrs. S. Ewart, will begin a
series of services a: Shiloh Pres
byterian ch'drch next' Sunday
morning. October 16, at eleven o’
clock.'Services will be held there
each nig’nt during the following
'.vee’s.. 'oeginning :tt 7:30. The pu’o-
l.. is cordially i;tvited to attend.
Week, October 9-15
This '.veek is being observed as
Xationa' Fire Prevention week.
Mayors, tire chiefs, building in
spectors and others are urging the
i.mpc'rtanee of this week and its
, emphasis on the deadly m.enace
of fire in -American homes, busi
ness houses, theatres, schools and
' People are urged to get rid of
■ all fire hazards, rem.ove collec
tions of inflammable material
' from premises, and make sure
that there are no danger sgipts
which inv’ite fire. Chimneys and
flues should be inspected and
carefully checked, as many fires
originate from deflective flues.
Prevention is better than insur
ance, better than the tears and
disappointment which often re
sult from fires.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wright cele
brated the sixty-second auiniver-
ary of their marriage on last Fri
day. October 7. Mr. Wright’s
eighty-third birthday was on
Miss Patsy Blue spent several
days in Sanford with her aunt,
Mrs. Max Heins, last week.
Misses Marian Lewis and Ann
Graham of Salem spent the week
end here with home folks.