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As we greet the Midpoint in' the Fast
moving -hTwentietii Century, let us
pause to take heedr of. its significance
. . . lo reflect upon the fifty mmnentous
years that have just passed, and the
events that have made them so.
Let ns resolve to take maximum ad*
vantage of the lessmis we have learned
so that the next five decades will be
recorded in history as an era of Peace,
Happiness and Prosperity for all the
nations of the Earth.
The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XLIV; NUMBER 31
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1949
RAEFORD. N. C.
S2.00 PER YEAR
By K. A. MacDonald
The county wide reading im
provement program inaugurated
last fall is showing substantial
results in most of the schools ac
cording to reports by the elem
entary supervisor who is working
with the program and who is in
close touch with all phases of it.
J. W. Turlington is starting a spec
ial class in remedial' reading in
the Raeford Graded School im-
meffiately after the holidays. We
hope that before the end of the
year the reading level in the
county will be raised considerably.
The critic teacher from the
Pembroke State Teachers college
at Pembroke spent a day in Hoke
County with Mrs. Osment visiting
the Indian schools recently. She
advised all the tSachers to attend
a special class for teachers that
will be given at Pembroke this
The Rockfish'PTA is buying a
immediately after the holidays.
We think this will be a splendid
addition to the instructional equip
ment of the school. In addition
to the machine educational film
strip and slides will be purchased.
J. W. Turlington is spending the
vacation in Fremont and M. L.
Bray at Dobson.
T. A. Nisbet,
T. A. (Burt) Nisbet, former nier-
chant of Raeford, died at his re
sidence in Wilmington last Fri
day night and was buried here on
Monday. He was 64 years of age
and died suddenly. *
Mr.'Nisbet lived in Raeford a-
bout a dozen or more years dur
ing which time he worked in the
dry goods department of Mc-
Lauchlin company and later was
in partnership with his brother
in the operation of a dry goods
and clothing store. He was mar
ried to the former Miss Bonnie
McBryde of this county, sister of
the late Senator Ryan McBryde.
Mr. Nisbet left Here with his
family about 25 years ago, moving
to Wilmington where he was em
ployed by Belk-Williams comp
Funeral service was conducted
,from St, Andrews Presbyterian
"Church of the Covenant at 11 o’
clock Monday morning by the
Rev. Eugene Witherspoon, D.D.
Graveside service was conducted
here by Dr. Witherspoon at two
o’clock Monday afternoon.
' are" his- widdw;, Mrs.
Bonnie McBryde Nisbet; one
daughter, Mary Gilchrist Nisbet
of Durham; three sons, Preston
of Sumter, S. C,, Mac of Earlton,
N. J., and Burt of Memphis, Tenn.;
two sisters. Made Nisbet of Char
lotte and Mrs. Charles Lilly of
Sanford; one brother, A. R. Nis
bet of Greenville; and five grand
All the colored schools in the
county have done a splendid job
in selling Christmas Seals during
the December Seal Sale. The stu
dent post office at Upchurch, a-
lone. sold over 1400 of the seals.
The proceeds from this sale help
to maintain the work of the TB
Association in trying to stamp
out TB in county and state. The
free x-ray clinic held last fall was
financed out of the funds raised
by these sales.
N. C. Sanatorium
Ayrshires Rank High
Additional surplus commodities
have come in to the county store
room and will be available to all
lunchrooms immediately after the
Sgt. Dickson In
7th Div. In Japan
With the Eighth U. S. Army in
Sendai, Japan—Sergeant First
Class William Dickson, native of
Raeford, North Carolina, who
gives his address as 414 Gate-
wood Ave., High Point, North
Carolina, was recently promoted
io his grade of sergeant first class
in the Seventh Infantry Division
Sergeant Dickson is a platoon
leader of Company A, 17th In
fantry, APO 7, stationed at Camp
Schimmelpfenning, near Sendai.
He completed his first 20 years
in the Army this year, having en
listed at Fort Bragg, N. C. in
September, 1929. He has about 15
years of overseas service in this
time. He has been in Company
A, 17th Infantry, since April of
this year. He attended Raeford
Institute, Raeford, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Starr McMillan,
Mrs. George Cummings and son
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Starr
McMillan, Jr. in Wilmington Mon
The distrinction of owning the
third highest producing Ayrshire
herd in the nation, in the division
of 75 to 100 cows, enrolled in the
Ayrshire Herd Test during a re
cent month goes to the North Car
olina Sanatorium, McCain.
According to an announcement
made by the Ayrshire Breeder’s
Association Executive Secretary
C. T. Conklin of Brandon. Vt.,
the Sanatorium purebreds. a sub
stantial portion of which were
heifers, averaged 811 lbs, milk
and 30 lbs. butterfat during that
Holding milk production honors
without question was Beulah Clip
daughter by King Henry Clip Ap
proved, that produced 1513 lbs.
milk and 53 lbs. butterfat. High
est fat producer with 1311 lbs,
milk and 58 lbs. butterfat was
Pan’s White Belle.' Another high
producer was Favorite Eugenia
of Saantorium that produced
1482 lbs. milk and 56 lbs. butter
fat. '■ I
The Sanatorium purebreds com
pose one of the 30,000 Ayrshire
units in the United States.
D. J. Autry Dead
Daniel James Autry, 68, died at
his home in Cumberland county
Monday morning. He was a retired
textile foreman. Funeral services
were held Tuesday afternoon at
the Cumberland Methodist church
with the Rev. Russell S. Harrison,
pastor, conducting. Burial was in
He is survived by two sons, G.
H. Autry of Lowell and C. A.
Autry of Gastonia; five daugh
ters, Miss Lona Autry and Mrs.
R. L. Cox of Biscoe, Mrs. L. W.
Ammons of Raeford, Mrs. J. A.
Niven of Charlotte and Mrs. J.
W. Robinson of Cumberland
county; and 17 grandchildren.
Prepare Farm Plan
One of the most important jobs
which North Carolina farmers
should do at this time of year is
to prepare a farm plan for 1950,
says Dr. C. B. Ratchford, in charge
of extension farm management at
■Proposed reductions in cotton
acreage and the outlook for 1950
will foice some farmers to "make
changes in 1950, says Ratchford
and many 'others should make
The planning should include
selection of the crops to be pro
duced, selecting the field where
each crop will be planted, select
ing kind and amount of livestock
to be produced, selecting kind and
amount of grazing, hay and grain
crops, choosing soil conservation
measures to be adopted in 1950,
determining new buildings and
fencing which will be needed, and
selecting and obtaining farm
power and machinery.
Miss Ella McKenzie
Dies At Her Home
Miss Ella McKenzie, prominent
resident of Shannon, Route one,
died early Monday morning at her
home. She had been in declining
health for some time, but her
death was unexpected.
She is survived by a number of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock
at Antioch Presbyterian churlh
with the pastor, the Rev. J. W.
Mann, conducting. Burial was in
the church cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mcphaul
were holiday guests of Mrs. Mc-
Phaul’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. De-
Eldred Helton of Virginia is
spending this week here with his
mother, Mrs. "Miry Helton,
Pierce Wright and family of
Rockingham were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Julian Wright and fam
Mr. and Mrs. Younger Snead
had as their holiday guests. Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. L. Hill of Kinston.
J. A. Wilkes and Mrs. Mary
McBryde visited friends in Sted-
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Baucom
and daughter of Goldsboro were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bau
com during the holidays.
LOCAL MAN AT
army radio SCHOOL
Keesler AFB, Miss., Dec. 16—
Pfc. James E. Brown, 17, son of
Mrs. L. E. Todd, Route 2, Rae
ford North Carolina, has report
ed to Keesler AFB, Mississippi to
begin training in the Radio Oper
ators School located here.
Keesler AFB is one of the Bases
of the Technical Division, Air
Training Command, and is also
the home of the Air Force’s Ra
The planning, says Ratchford,
should include not only what is
to be done but when it will be
For best results, planning must
be done now, the State College
specialist points out. For exam
ple, the farmer who wants to seed
a pasture next fall will not be
able to do so, or wiU be forced
to seed it on less desirable land,
unless lip plans this project now
anrj plants crops which will leave
the field clear by next August.
Other benefits of early planting
include saving of time in busy
seasons and avoiding ending up
the year with a short supply of
seme needed product.
Several other important jobs
need to be done during December.
Ratchford said. These include
summarizing and;* studying farm
records, checking and repairing
farm machinery, repairing build
ings to lengthen their life, and
adding livestock to balance the
farming system. Labor is the lar
gest resource on many North Car
olina farms and wise use of this
resource throughout the year will
certainly increase income, hei.-as-
serts, adding that livestock pro
duction offers the best means of
attaining this objective.
Hunters are reminded of the
opening of the dove season on
December 31. The season is open
afternoons only until January 14.
Bag limit is 10 per day.
The squirrel season ends on
Bobby Carter and Ed McNeill
are spending several days at Lake
Ochechobee. Florida, on a fishing
Miss Mary Thomas of Rocking
ham was the guest of her sister,
Mrs. W. J. McDiarmid, during the
holidays. Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Thomas and children took her
back to Rockingham Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baker and
family of Asheboro were visitors
in town the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Starr McMillan
had as their guests Christmas Mr.
and Mrs. E. L. Hinton and Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Palmer of Raleigh.
The Palmers were also guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bethune.
Mrs. Guy Taylor and "^ughter,
Mable Gatlfh, of Kinstonl^ire vis
itors in the home of Mrs. Taylor’s
mother, Mrs. B. R. Gatlin.
Plane Works Here
District Game Protector H. R.
McLean reported this week that
a North Carolina Wildlife patrol
plane from Wilmington scouted
the deer hunting areas of Hoke,
Moore, Cumberland and Harnett
counties last Saturday. He said
the plane was on the lookout for
hunters who have disregarded
the end of deer season on Decem
ber 15 The plane maintained ra
dio contact during its mission
with a' patrol car on the ground
and all it reported was a pair of
dogs that might have been hunt
ing a deer with no two-legged
hunter being in evidence.
The plane was flown by H. B.
Hines, district game protector of
1950 Chevrolet To
Appear January 7
Dertoit,*’Dec. 27—A new series
of Chevrolet passenger cars, re
portedly one of the most import
ant ever developed by the comp
any, will be unveiled, Saturday,
W. E. Fish, general sales man
ager, made the announcement to
day as some 7,000 Chevrolet deal
ers across the country began pre
parations for elaborate showroom
“One of the secrets of Chevro
let’s highly successful merchan
dising has been the enthusiasm
which dealers have been able to
build up at these first showings
of a new model,” said Fish.
“In some communities the event
has become almost a public holi
day. Dealer establishments are at
their sparkling best. Great pains
are taken for striking decorative
effects. Car models are selected
with unusual eye appeal. Special
attractions are frequently part of
“With it all the public has come
to expect something unique in
automotive progress. Tljis year
will be no exception. We are in
troducing an advance that has
been a subject of research and
test throughout the postwar per
iod. The cars carry a develop
ment that we believe will have a
revolutionary influence on auto
mobiles of the future.” ‘
The 1950 car wiU make its ap
pearance following Chevrolet’s
most successful year. Fish said
retail passenger car sales in 1949
would top 1.000,000 units while
truck sales of 350,000 would set
a new all-time record for the in
VOTERS APPROVE BOND ISSUES
FIVE TO ONE IN TUESDAY VOTE
Hoke County Ha*
Sheriff D. H. Hodgin said yes
terday that ^oke county citizens
and guests behaved themselves in
an excellent manner during the
Christmas week end with little
crime and none off a particularly
serious nature being reported. The
sheriff said that the week end was
quieter throughout the county
Only 123 Participate
In Voting To Obligate
$123,000 For Town
. One hundred and t-wenty-three
voters •■.vent to the polls here in
Raeford Tuesday and obligated
the sum of S125.000 for the two
tho'usand-odd citizens of the to-wn.
The voting was on the question
of whether the town can issue
i bonds for Improving water.
, , J J street ana sewage facilities. About
than most other week ends during i . ,. , . . f ^
„ ^ a half-dozen or the voters favor-
Lnp TO 11 I
, J « ' ing the 'oond issues for the water
The highways and roads of the * .
and sewer improvements were
Miss Elizabeth Trawick. who
stays in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Bethune, is spending this
week with home folks in Rowland,
Miss Annie Lee Crest and her
mother and father from Salis
bury, N. C. spent the day Monday
with Mrs. Shankle .and Mrs. A.
G. Swanson. Miss Crest former
ly taught in the commercial de
partment in tTie local high school.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bethea of
Dillon spent Christmas Day with
Mrs. Bethea’s mother, Mrs. W. E.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wood and
son of Chapel Hill arrived Mon
day to spend this week with Mrs.
Wood’s mother, Mrs. Jewel Klouse.
TO HOLD CLINIC
The monthly orthopaedic clinic
will be held Friday. January 6,
1949, in the basement of the Agri
cultural Building in Lumberton.
Dr. Lennox Baker of Duke Hos
pital, Durham, N. C. will be the
surgeon in charge. Please regis
ter at the desk between 8. and
county, if not quiet were certain
ly safer than a great many in the
country during the Christmas
holiday week end. Of some 500
deaths from highway and other
accidents in the United States
this county was fortunate enough
to have none of them. In fact no
serious injuries have been report
ed to this paper.
Reappoint Evan* To
Farm Credit Board
E. Hervey Evans of Laurinburg,
N. C., outstanding banker, busi
nessman, and farmer, has been
reappointed as a member of the
Farm Credit Board of Columbia
for another three-year term be
ginning January 1, 1950, accord
ing to announcement by Rufus
R. Clarke, genera Imanager of the
Farm Credit Administration of
Columbia. The appointment was
made by Ivy W. Duggan, governor
of the Farm Credit Administra
tion at Washington.
Mr. Evans has served on the
Columbia farm credit board con
tinuously since December 1932.
He is the oldest member of the
board in point of service, and has
served longer than any previous
member since the board was es
tablished in 1917. He is a graduate
of the University of North Caro
lina, and has extensive agricul
tural interests in Scotland Coun
ty where he has spent his life. He
is also a member of the board of
directors of the Wachovia Bank
& Trust Company.
Mr. Evans is well known in
church and civic affairs ill his na
tive state, as well as in agricul
ture. He has been a leader in
promoting better owner-tenant
relationships which have resulted
in improved living conditions for
Mrs. J. D. McCall of Fayette
ville entertained all her brothers
and sisters and their families with
Christmas dinner at the home of
her mother, Mrs. I. H. Shankle.
They were from Sanford, Fay
etteville, Pembroke and Eaton-
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dezeme
spent Christmas with relatives in
Fayetteville and Pittsboro.
The many friends of Hartman
H. Yarborough, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. H. Yarborough of this
county, will be glad to learn that
he has recently been made man
ager of the Columbia, South
Carolina, branch of the Dulany
Frozen Food and Equipment com
pany. At his office in Columbia
Hartman will have several stores
under his supervision.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Baker re
turned home Tuesday after spend
ing Christipas in Asheboro with
Mrs. Baker’s mother, Mrs. W. D.
Spoon. Miss Katherine Baker and
Miss Ann Spoon brought them to
Raeford and returned to Ashe-
iboro the same day.
against the issue for street im
The actual count was: 102 in
favor of tEe $25,000 issue for
water system improvements to 21‘
against; 101 in favor of the $70,-
000 issue for sewage system im
provements to 22 against; 96 in
favor of the $30,000 issue for
street, improvements to 26 against.
The voting authorized the town
board proceed widi the in^
■proveccai^ and to is^e the bonds
to pay for them as needed. The
board is also authorized by the
vote to levy taxes on property in
the town for the purpose of pay
ing off the bonds. The mayor has
repeatedly said during his cam
paign for the 'oond issues that he
did not expect any tax increase
to be necessary, and be has quot
ed figures on the town’s financial
history which pretty well prove
The issue of $25,000 for im
proving the water system con
templates paying for cut-ins and
lines for a population which is
estimated to be nearly double that
of 1940. The present storage tank
holds 65,000 gallons of water and
the town plans to install storage
facilities for at least another
100.000 gallons. This will greatly
improve the position of the fire
department in the event of a ser-\
The largest one of the three
issues authorized is $70,000 for
improving the sewage disposal
system of the to'wn and running
sewer lines to hitherto unserved
sections of town. The septic tank
now in use was constructed more
than 30 years ago when the town
had about one-third its present
population, and is inadequate.
An adequate facility will be buil^
and those residents of the town
who have been paying taxes and.
not getting sewer service will
have it available. About $30,000
is expected to be spent for the
disposal plant and the other $40,-
000 for the sewer lines.
The remaining item, $30,000
for streets, is to protect what the
town now has in the way of
streets and to protect streets to
be paved with state bond money
in the municipal part of the pro
gram set up for the next three
years. The town will have to pro
vide gutters and curbs for paving
to be done with state money, ol
which about $10,000 has already
been reieived. Storm sewers wiU
al.a> be provided as far as die
money will go. Mayor Poole hae
expressed the opinion that most
of the streets in the town will be
paved within the next three yean.
The board plans to do this paving