VOLUME XLIV; NUMBER 21
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1949
RAEFORD. N. C.
S2.00 PF.R A'EAJi
I YOUR I
I By K. A. MacDonald ■ I
The schools have scheduled
Halloween carnivals as follows:
Ashemont, Rockfish and Mildou-
son each on the evening of Friday.
October 28. Hoke High-Raeford
Graded on the evening of Monday,
October 31, from 5:30 to 9:30.
Plenty of fun and entertainment
will be had at each place. Be sure
and go and have ,a good time.
The Rockfish PTA held its re
gular monthly meeting on last
IMonday night with a good crowd
in attendance. Mrs. L. O. Crowder
of the county health department
explained the new school health
On Tuesday an administrative
conference was hold In the office
of the superintendent with Miss |
Madeline Tripp of Dr. J. Henry
Highsn'iith’s department in charge. ;
Yearly reports of the elementary
schools were discussed. The main j
suggestions made by Miss Tripp i
were that additional aids be se- !
cured and that the percentage of ;
retentions in the various grades [
■.;e studied. I
Tuesday evening a county-w'ide
teachers meeting was held a.t
Hoke High. The program consist
ed of a unit meeting of the Hoke
County unit of NCEA, a talk on
teacher and Welfare Department,
cooperation by Mrs. Ethel M.
Giles, Superintendent of Public
Welfare, a talk on the school
^health progr,:i;m .Mrs. Myrtle
Campbell, .senior health nurse in
the county Health Department
and last, a description of a read
ing lesson by Miss Madeline Tripp
of the Division of Instructional
There will be a meeting held
at Hoke High on next Monday
afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at which
time Miss Frost, reading special
ist with Scott Foresman Publish
ing Company, will, give a demon
stration in the teaching of read
ing. It is hoped that all teachers
will attend. Reading is the sub
ject being given official emphasis
in all the schools of the county
3 Defendants Sent
To Roads When They
Cannot Pay Fines
Of the 14 defendants appearing
before Judge Henry McDiannid
in Hoke County recorder’s court
T.Iesday morning three were un
able to pay their fines and went
to the roads, two for 90 days and
one for 30.
The State accepted Clifton Mc-
Dougald’s plea of guiltj^ of forci
ble trespass on a charge of break-
and entering and larceny. Sen
tence was 90 days to be suspend
ed on payment of $25 and the
costs. He went to the roads. Mc-
Dpugald is colored.
^lichard Watson, colored, was
found guilty of assaulting Jessie
Bethea and he also went ‘o the
roads for 80 days when he was
upable to pay $25 and the costs.
Grady Smith, colored, went to
the roads for 30 days for being
drunk and disorderly when he
csuld not pay fine of $10 and the
The state did not prosecute the
cases against Rufus McCall on ;
charge of driving drunk due to
lack of evidence.
?vIcKinley Jones and Riithie
Jane Collins, Indians, got 30 days
each for forcible trespass. Sen
tences were suspended on pay
ment of $10 each and the cost and
on condition of two years good
Ozell Beatty, colored, paid S.2'5
and the costs for having no driv
The case in which Allen Hen
derson, Indian, was charged with
the temporary larceny of a car
For speeding or driving im
properly equipped cars the fol
lowing paid $10 and the costs
each: Thomas L. Galbreath, Wil
liam T. Lowery, Clarence Stubbs,
Thomas M. Brundidge, John E.
McKellar, and Joseph W. Sanders.
RAEFORD BAPTIST CHU.RCH
i Cotton Growers Will
Be Ab)e To Sell
Cottonseed To CCC
' County Co:;
' non need C-.-
■ ceing ■ a:ie
. :na; H.:he
.ers may ta.ee
I poration cof purchase pro-
i gra.m, says R. J. .Hasty, Chairma.n
of the co'ar.ty Production and
.Marketing .-\.::'.'.;.n;stration Co.m-
Chairman Ha.sty advises that
the list of cooperating gins will
be announce.! as soon as the ar-
range.ments are completed.
. This progr.'.m. the chairman ex
plains, will make it passible for
cotton grower.' ;r. protect the
price of their cottonseed' even
though the;.’ .J.o not have suit.ible
storage to qualify for CCC loan.
When t!';0 list of cotoerating
gins is annour.ce
may take it is c t
Farm Bureau Goes
Plans Big Rally
To Speak To Hoke Bureau
At Fish Frv November 4
Robeson Baptist Associ
on the list and .-ei!
at the eslabli'itv i ;
'tr tO;i. Ti'.y ti f
ho ciuiirnt; '. ,
itily to 19 9 c-.ttor
Mr. Hasty ft;, tin.
if arrangcrnen.ts cti:
with local ginne.rs.
purchase, program- pr^4v;des for
direct purchases from producers
by County Pl.LV C...mnut;ces.
HUNT CLUB SUPPER
to rmy gin
ice o: -S.-iS.-aO
tut "be made
C. Reid Ross, sueprintendent of
schools in Harnett County, was a
visitor in Hoke yesterday morn-
There will be a meeting of all !
schools with lunchrooms • and ;
ItinchrOo.m managers held at the |
court house on Thursday, Octo
ber 2'7, at 3:30 p. m. At this time
Miss Virginia . Moss, assistant |
State lunchroom supervisor, will
be here to discuss all problems a-
rising out of the lunchroom ope
ration with principals and mana
COLOR SCHOOL NEWS
On tomorrow the first month of
the colored schools will end. Be
ginning on Monday. October 24,
these schools will go on regular
Tuesday Stephens Williams head
of the Vocational Agriculture de
partment, was in Rocky Mount
to pick up 3 beef cattle for mem
bers of the veterans agricultui'e
training class. We are delighted
that these veterans are going into
The Bowmore PTA held its re- ^
gular .monthly meeting Tuesday ;
night. ■ Plans were mde for the
operation of the lunchroom this
Freedo.m school entertained
parents and friends Tuesday ev
ening with a motion picture.
Teachers group three had its
first meeting at Timberland Wed-
uesd.^.v. ' “Problems in Reading”
(Continued on back page)
PTA Has Meeting,
Open House Monday
The initial meeting of the school
year of the Raeford-Hoke PTA
was held Monday evening, Octo
ber' 17 in auditorium of Raeford
Graded School. Mrs. Neill Mc-
Fadyen, president, presided.
During the business session re
ports were given by the standing
committees, and plans were made
for Halloween carnival to be held
Monday. October 31 from 5:30 to
9:33 p. m. The president urged
the members to subscribe for
“The National Parent Teacher”
Prizes were awarded to John
ny Maultsby of the primary
grades, Lilmar Sue Gatlin of El
ementary grades, and Lavinia
Wade of the high school for se
curing the most members in the
recent membership drive.
The membership drive to date
showed a total of 273 members.
Mrs. Hardesty’s room led with 43
Mrs. Stephens’ room won the at
tendance prize in the elementary
school and Mrs. Cameron’s in the
high school for having the most
Mrsj M. R. Smith, program
chairman, introduced Mr. Tur
lington who spoke briefly on the
recent improvements made at the
Grammar school. Then he invit
ed the members to visit each room
Six new fluorescent lights have
been installed in each room. The
walls and the floors w'ere refin
ished this summer, and all the
rooms were bright and cheerful
in appearance. Actual work of
the pupils' was on display.
The parents and friends of the
school were glad to have this op
portunity to see inside the school,
and they were favorably impress
ed with the rooms and the qual
ity of work being done by each
In . the school cafeteria Mrs.
Grady Leach, Mrs.\_Frank Tapp,
and Mrs. Arch Graham served
punch and, cookies.
The first day of the annual, ses
sion of the Robeson Baptist As
sociation will be held with the
Baptist Church of Raeford on
Wednesday, October the 26th. 61
churches make up the assiociation.
The session will open at ten o’
clock in the morning and the
morning session will be given
over to the organization and to
reports on the work of the Relief
and Annuity Board, the Baptist
Hospital, and Christian Education.
These reports will be discussed
by representatives I of the different
boards and colleges after which
the Annual sermon will be deliv
ered by the Reverend A. P. Ste
phens of Lumberotn. During the
afternoon session the work of the
Orphanage, Christian literature,
and the American Bible Society
will be reported upon and dis
cussed and the day’s session will
close with a discussion of the work
of the .Allied Church league.
At this time the Raeford church
will have rounded out appro.xi-
mately fifty years of its, history.
According to the best information
available the church was organiz
ed the. last part of 1899 or the first
months of 1900 cue ^or two miles
I south from 'the rown of Raeford,
^ under the tutelage of the Rever-
I end R. A. Moore who at that
: time was working as missionary
I and colporteur for the Robeson
I Association. The new church was
j named Moore’s Chapel for Rev
erend Mr. Moore. The Reverend
|A. E. C. Pitman of Rennert was
j called as first pastor and served
1 the church in this capacity until
I after the congregation moved
into Raeford in 1904 and chang-
j ed the name to that of Raeford
Baptist Church. The Association
met with the church at Raeford
i in 1910 during the pastorate of
the Reverend D. B. Humphrey.
1 The congregation is now wor-
: shiping in a new building com
pleted and furn;.shed last year.
, The new building was erected
under the leadership of Pastor J.
D. Whisnant who was compelled
to' resign his work last year on
account of ill health. The Rever-
‘ end Judson Lennon has been re-
i cently called to be pastor of the
church and has entered upon his
i The second day’s session of the j
I Robeson Baptist Asociation will j
! be held with the Zion’s Taber- ■
nacle church on Thursday, Octo- |
I ber 27th.
I The following have been pastors
of the Raeford Baptist church
during the years: A. E. C. Pitman '
1900-1905; J. M. Haymore 1906: ^
D. B. Humphrey 1908-1910; T. B.
Justice 1911-1912; B. Townsend^
1914-1919: R. G. Kendrick 1920- |
1922; F. T. Collins 1923-1924: J. ^
E. Hoyle 1926-1928: J. R. Miller 1
1930-1936: J. E. Reamy 1937-1942;
J. D. Whisnant 1943-1948; Judson '
Lennon, present pastor.
The Raeford Hunt club had its
annual fall supyier and get-'.oge:;;-
er last Friday night at Xeill A.
McDonald’s pond. Xlembers and
wives enjoyed a self cooked
Senator J. B. Thomas was a
patient at Duke hospital in . the
past week, but is at home now,
where he is confined to his bed
with a back ailment.
E. L. PEELE ILL
E. L. Peele was taken to a Fay
etteville hospital last Friday but
his condition has since improved
considerably and he is expected
to come home this week.
Richard X-eeley, president of
the Koke County Far.-r. Bureau,
announced this week that the bu
reau '.vould clima.x its big .me.m-
bership' dri7e with a fis.h fry
^ and rally at the Armory on the
j night of Frtda;.-. Novem'oer 4.
' and that Congressman C. -3.
Deane o: R-tckingham. would be
the speaker f r t.he occasion.
The Raefor'ti I-R vanis club and
the Plaeford L.ons cluo are coop-
erathtg u tth, trie R,t;rm Bureau in
.making riTangements for the ral
ly, and fi.d't fry.'as well as in pro-
mot-ing the uni'.ersal io;ni.tg of
tile bureau '.y tar.a fanni.es and
ot.nt'rs ::t H'l.te 't't'Unty.
'.r.:.., t.jut 0.;Uc..11;.' t.n artces
ior the far.-ter's pr'3i't;rts ■.'.'ith
the prices for nv-ututacturei goods.
When prices-of cr.TintC'tiittes and
goods are up. the Farm Bureau
tries to brtng about a’ rise
prices-for far'tr. products i:
that the farmer can
The Farm. Bureau in
Carolina had 1,726 m.embers in
1940 and last :.ear there were 73-
228 members in the state.'
The Bureau hopes to obtain
and maintain a, . farm pre-gram
! which will give to our farmers a
i fair share of the economic in
come of the ’nation Over 50
j cent of all farmers in the country
who are members of -any farm
^ organization are me.mbers of the
, Farm Bureau.
Congressman Deane, speaker
for the rally here, is a strong
. supporter of the Farm Bureau.
, He says, “The splendid work of
the Farm Bureau in the oast
I should warrant our full support
^ at the present time as it moves
forward in an effort, to be even
greater service to the people of
North Carolina ”
Hoke High Loses
JIM WARNER IS
The football team from Eliza
bethtown High school capitalized
cn mistakes an inexperience on
the part of the Hoke High Bucks
there last Friday night and put
over two touchdowns in the first
quarter and one early in the sec
ond quarter and that was all the
scoring there was. Elizabethtown
won, 18 to nothing.
'The Hoke team played the visi
tors on even terms the remainder
of the game with Hendrix' and
McGirt being outstanding on de
fense and Holland and Glisson
looking best offensively.
The local team has so far lost
two and played two scoreless ties.
They go to Rowland tomorrow
night with intentions of getting
their first victory.
NEW DRAFT CALL SOON
GEN HERSHEY FORESEES
I Jim Warner, .-senior and junior,
I Hallie Blythe. Talmadge'■ English
i and others arc appearing -with
Warner and Blythe’s cotton pick
er in an institutional advertise
ment of the National City Bank
of York which is being run in
several magazines of national cir
culation this month. The picture
is simply described as “Mechani
cal cotton picking in a southern |
cotton field,” and no names are i
given in the ad. which Is appear
ing in Fortune, Business Week
and probably others. It is easy
to tell from the amount of cotton
in the field that the picture was
taken last year.
A & R ASKS TO DROP
“JITNEY” FROM SERVICE
Boston, Oct. 15—The nation’s
selective service director believes
there may toe a draft call in the
Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey
told a news conference yesterday
that “there are grounds for think
ing that there is going to be an
other draft call in the near fu
He added, however, that he had
no orders for such a call but
pointed out that ground forces
are under their Ciuola by a''o.ut
The Aberdeen and Rockfish
railroad has petitioned the State
Utilities coiumission in Raleigh to '
permit it to discontinue its gasoline i
powered rail bus (the “jitney”)
between Fayetteville and \ber-
deen. The netitioners said that the
service was not paying and the ■
Queen City coach company had !
agreed to service the communities
through whicli tlie rail4oad passes ;
FIRE ALARM TUES. P. M.
The fire alarm was sounded i
Tuesday night. The blaze was a !
slight one caused by a shott i
cuit at s\. J.' Lundy’s hom-3. There j
was a good crowd as it v.-as hot ,
ctu'.ic bed time. ,
Display At Fair !
Raiotgh. N; C.—Immediately j
precceding the Hell Drivers show ^
before ‘lie Grandstand at the state !
fair on Wednesday October 19th !
at approximately 1:45 p. m., the
Highway Safety Division of the
North Carolina Department of
Motor Vehicles proudly presents
a Safe Truck Driver’s Demonstra-
tijCn in a simulated ‘Trucker’s Ro-
adeo’ sponsored by the Trucking
.V _ .
Inspiring and thrilling. By this
interesting and exciting exhibi
tion, the Highway Safety Division
presents to the public an example '
of the competant, professional i
handlers of the motor frieght car- |
riers on our highways. j
Don’t fail to see the North Car- I
olina Highway Safety Division
exhibit in the Industrial Building
at the State Fair: See how cheap ^
life is on our highways when :
carelessness rules. Sec the scale
mocfel of the 'rules of the Road’
actually being performed in vio
lation and ■ perfection. See '.the
highway traffic statistics: figures
tell the tale. See the continuous
performance of- sound br.ovios
dealing with traffic problems'.
The High'vay Safety Division,
of the North Carolina Department
of Motor Vehicles asks that you
Don’t play, a loose gatr.e of c’.aeek- '
ers cn the -highway; w'ne;t it’s
your ;u'0ve - THINK —' I: might
sa-. e a Itfe - ntay'u yoims.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McGoogan
attended the funeral of J. D.
Hodges in Kinston Tuesday. Mr
Hodges, about 50. was a relati'.e
of Mrs. McGoogan and died sad-
deniy early Monday of a heart
attack. He was unnrarried.
At FMC Monday
Erno Daniel, brilliant young
Hungarian concert pianist, will
open the 1949-50 concert lecture
series at Flora Macdonald college
with a concert on Monday even
ing, October 24. 1949.
Dr. Daniel, who was a pupil
of that master musician, Erno
Dohnanyi. began, his musical, stu
dies at the age of six, at the Royal
Hungarian Conservatory of Music
at Budapest. While a pupil of
Dohnanyi, he was awarded the
State Artist Diploma, and also
the diploma of Pofessor of Mu
sic. At 18. he received the Franz
Liszt Prize, and when he was 23,
was elected Professor of the Roy
al Hungarian Conservatory.
( Continuea on page 4 )
Galatia Presbyterian church-
Thursday, October 20, meal at
six p. m., sale following.
Bethel Presbyterian church-
Thursday. October 20. meal at
comntunity house at noon,-sale
Raeford Methodist church -
Thursday, October 27, at Rae
ford Armory, meals at noon
and night, sale following sup-
Team Of English
To Study Cotton
! Studies 01 Am.eric.a.n product
ivity methods i:t the textile field
are being made this month by 34
representatives of the British,
.cotton industry. The group will
i come to Raeford tomorro'.v -vvhere
their itinerary has been worked
^ out by Lewis Upoh'urcii of the
Hoke Oil & Fertilizer company.
They will be sho'vvn cotton pick
ing, ginning, seed crushing apd
will also see the spinning of rub
ber thread 'with cotton yarn, at the
Para Thread company hehe.
The team includes management,
.labor and technical representa
tives from three segments of the
cotton textile . industry. The spin
ning and weaving section' of the
team each include 13 me.mtoers
and the doubling section eight.
There are 23 men and six women
in the group.
Deane Intends To
Stay In Congress
Representative Charles B. Deane
eighth district member of Con
gress, said this week that he
would be a candidate in 1956 for
the office he now holds. His an
nouncement was made on Mon
day shortly after issuing a state
ment relative- to his possibly run
ning .iar the Senate against Clyde
Hoey. Deane’s announcement a-
bout running for Congress ’ effec
tively ended any such rumor.
He had said that he “was en
tirely too busy to 'enter into any
partisan political discussion” a-
bout report's that he would run
for the Senate i:*. 195'>.