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1 Raeford store hit by 'rogues'
Editor's Note : It was about this
time 60 years ago that thieves
broke into the McLauchlin Com
pany. Hoke County Journal
Editor D. Scott Poole described
the incident in the May 24, 1923,
edition. Here is what he reported:
} "Thieves entered McLauchlin
Co.'s store last Friday night about
1 1 o'clock through a rear window
and took some goods. It is not
known how much.
"Some young men sitting in cars
in front of the drug stores heard
the crash of broken glass, and
when night policeman Andrews
came by a short while afterwards,
they told him what they had heard.
^ "He went to the rear of the
building and found a window
broken out, and flashed a light in
to the building.
"Some of the party drove their
cars up to the front where the head
lights hit the interior of the
building, but it was later
discovered that the rear door of the
dry goods department was open,
so the rogues escaped.
^ "Blood hounds were put on the
trail, but they were not caught.
"One of the parties left his
everyday shoes just inside the win
dow where he entered."
Later in the same edition, it was
noted that "John Black has been
arrested for breaking into
McLauchlin Co.'s store, and they
* N. McP. Clark Dead
"Last Saturday morning after
he had arisen early as usual and
had started to look after his af
fairs, he was taken ill with a severe
pain about his heart, Mr. N. McP.
Clark died suddenly.
"He had gone out early and told
a man who was feeding stock that
he was ill and wanted him to help
him in the house.
} "Upon reaching his bed, he fell
across it and expired before
anything could be done for him.
"Mr. Clark was a good man,
and was highly esteemed by his
neighbors. He was 65 and five days
old. He had been a member of
Bethel Church for many years*
"His remains were buried at
Bethel Sunday afternoon, Rev.
W.C. Brown conducting the
^ funeral service."
To Whom it May Concern
"Take Notice. All persons are
forbidden to bury at Silver Grove
Cemetery without a written permit
from the undersigned, and no per
son who has become a native since
About This Time
the year 1903 without paying a fee
of $1 when receiving a permit."
"Sheriff Watson and Chief Mc
Quage captured a whiskey still, a
gas tank, over on Nicholson's
Creek Monday, and captured the
alleged operator, one Bland. The
officers in this county capture four
or five stills a month.
On the Front
In the May 16, 1918, edition of
the newspaper, Poole noted the
"War Notes. "
"There is no very severe fighting
going on just now.
"His folks had a letter from
Malcom McBryde last week; he is
in France, and was well.
"David McGilvary, who is in
France, sent a French newspaper
to his sister, Mrs. L.A. Mclnnis of
Dundarrach, this week.
"John Blue and Devare Lentz
went to Raleigh yesterday to enlist
in the Navy.
"Neill F. Sinclair and Alex B.
Cameron left Tuesday for
Washington City to join the avia
"Graham Dickson and Henry
Grimes were not allowed to enlist
in the Navy because they are under
18. But we have added two other
Hoke boys. They are David Liv
ington and Charlie McNaughton.
"The ladies presented the
Methodist and Presbyterian chur
ches with Service Flags last Sun
day. The Methodist has nine stars
and the Presbyterian has 23 stars.
"Recently our townsman A.D.
Gore was the only private selected
to make a speech at a big patriotic
rally at Camp Jackson, and it is
said that the speech was rich, rare
In other news in the same 1918
edition, Poole noted "Mrs. Amy
West and her two little sons, aged 5
and 3 years, were drowned in an
old well on the Clarence Blue Farm
on the Raeford-Fayetteville Road
last Monday afternoon. ?
"The boys fell into the well full
of water, the mother went to their
rescue, and the three died together.
Dr. Archibald Currie of David
son College delivered the keynote
address at the graduation
ceremonies held at Raeford High
School on May 24, 1918.
Seven students graduated, and
the program was highlighted by the
school chorus which sung patriotic
favorites like: "Defend America,"
"Long Wave Old Glory" and
"Keep the Home Fires Burning."
The graduates were: Roland
Earle Blue, Mable Marie Gatlin,
James Leland Nisbet, Arthur Ar
chibald Campbell, Margaret
Dudley McLean, Alice Ava
Rackley and Georgia Willie
J.W. McLauchlin introduced
On May 23, 1918, the Fredison
Theatre in Raeford was showing
"Her Boy" a patriotic picture
featuring Effie Shannon and Miles
Welsh. The show was given for the
benefit of the Red Cross.
The May 25th feature was "The
Ship of Doom," a Triangle
Feature with an all-star cast.
"Sauce for the Goose," a one reel
comedy, was also shown.
"Sheriff Hall and Deputy
Cockman went up into Little River
Township Monday evening and
brought in another blockade
whiskey still made of two galvaniz
ed tubs, but it had a copper cap
"There was nobody about the
place when the officers came on
"Messrs. A.J. and Ernest Jor
don of Allendale Township were in
town Monday. They gave us a
"'Some days ago Mr. Ernest
Jordon found and killed a large
highland moccasin and thought he
saw another run under a log. He so
told his father, Mr. A.J. Jordon,
and upon a search, he found four
other large snakes in a coil and
shot and killed the bunch, this
making five of these poisonous
reptiles in a gang all dead.'"
There was also a "Great
Patriotic Mass Meeting" held at
the Raeford Graded School
Auditorium on May 23, 1918.
John McCormack, native of
Ireland and member of the 69th
New York National Guard Regi
ment, which became the 165th In
fantry of the famous "Rainbow
Division," was the keynote
WHITNEY'S COTTON GIN.
Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton
gin, applied for a patent on the
machine in June, 1793. But his
model was stolen and manufac
tured by unscrupulous business
men before Whitney received a pa
tent on March 14, 1974.
OF, py i TOR
It's a lesson fit for learning
by Lucien Coleman
What would you say if you were
asked to sum up everything you
have learned in life in just a few
Norman Cousins, in his book
Human Options, tells about the
time a student asked that question
of Charles A. Beard, an American
historian. Professor Beard summ
ed up his answer in four sentences:
(1) The bee that robs the flower
also fertilizes it.
(2) When it is dark enough you
can see the stars.
(3) Whom the gods would
destroy, they first make mad with
(4) The mills of the gods grind
slowly but they grind exceedingly
The question, and Beard's
response, kicked off a series of ar
ticles in Saturday Review, under
the title "What 1 Have Learned."
Some of the most famous people in
the world responded. And the
result was an accummulation of
practical wisdom worth listening
For instance, Dr. Albert
Schweitzer, famous missionary to
Africa, said he had learned, "If
you have something difficult to do,
Things That Matter
don't expect people to roll stones
out of your way." He also replied,
"It is not necessary to go off on a
tour of great cathedrals in order to
find the Deity. Look within. You
have to sit still to do it."
Dr. Albert Einstein responded to
the question by saying, "Pay close
attention to the curiosities of a
child; this is where the search for
knowledge is freshest and most
Cousins himself wrote, in con
nection with his own question,
"One mark of genuine learning is a
person's ability to live comfortably
and intelligently with the fact that
he can't possibly know
"Wf\at have you learned in
life?" It's the kind of question that
grabs your mind and won't let go
until you have tried to come up
with an answer. That happened to
me. After cogitating a while, I
decided that my 52 years have
yielded at least these lessons:
First, it takes a little pain for a
person to become fully human.
That sounds strange, I know. But
those who have experienced what
Don't WfateTfour Britends Off,,.
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Its a great way to erase distance and "be there" for awhile. Carolina "Telephones
m network of public telephones can keep you close. And when you'reon vacation, it's
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is only moments away. And to make your check-in even more convenient, a "Telephone Calling Card is the way
to go. No more fumbling for change. It's the easiest way to call long distance from any public phone. Just call
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I'm talking about will know what 1
mean. We would not choose pain
ful experiences, like grief and other
forms of suffering, if we had a
choice. But we do learn from them
when they come. Suffering has a
mellowing effect on the personality
and character. It's like that old
saying among athletes, concerning
the price they must pay for
physical conditioning. "No pain;
Second, we have to be content
with a partial functioning of our
ideals. Things seldom work out
perfectly. Few of us achieve all our
goals. We ought to keep on
reaching; but we need to be patient
with ourselves when our goals ex
ceed our reach.
Third, we need to allow other
people a little margin of error. We
aren't perfect. We shouldn't ex
pect others to be. Give them a little
room to make mistakes. This ap
plies to children, secretaries, public
officials, writers, teachers,
preachers, and newspaper editors.
If the Lord lets me live a few
more years, I'm sure I'll learn
some more things in the school of
life. But the lessons I've mentioned
will do for starters.
Colonel B.G. Phillips, U.S.
Marine Corps Commanding
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania an
nounced recently that Gary
Wyndell Hagins, has been pro
moted to grade of Corporal in the
United States Marine Corps.
Corporal Hagins is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Bill R. Hagins,
Greensboro, the grandson of Mrs.
Cora Jackson, Raeford and also
grandson of Gary Wilton Hagins,
Corporal Hagins is married to
the former Teresa Faye Stokley of
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