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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 37
RAEFORD, N.TtHURSDAY, FEB. 15th, 1945
$2.00 PER YEAR"
$ NEWS Of OUR
H MEN- WOMEN
If- IN UNIFORM
HORACE A. WILLIAMS
Horace Williams Is
Missing In Action
Word has been received that Ho'ae?
A. Williams, EM 2-c of the Navy,
has been missing in action of Febru
He entere.1 the service December
16, 1 341 and received his training
at Norfolk Naval training station.
Af'er serving two years in the North
Atlantic, he re'urned to the States,
and then was, sent to the Pacific.
Prior to his enlistment he was em
ployed at Mid-State Cloth Mills. Red
Williams, 24, is the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams of
Georgetown, S. C. His wife is the
former Miss Johnnie Autry of Red
Springs and Raeford.
He has two brothers in service.
Pfc. J. R. Williams wit h'.he 29th In
fantry in Germany and Cpl. W. B.
Williams with the army in India.
S-Sgt. Angus Currie returned to
Camp Blanding, Fla.. Sunday after
spending a few days with his wife,
the former Miss Alberta Campbell.
Tjlmage Bobfcitt. USXR, has re
turned to Now York aft?- spending
a thirty day leave with h;s favily
here. H? has re-Mi'1v returned fro:."?
the European theatre of war.
Lt. D. B. Mi'F:ui'.vn. who .'petit a
twenty-one day leave v'i'i: honi--folks
left last week for M'ami. Fla.
He has been ov?r eas f-ir '!rty-.wr.
months and was stationed in India,
Chinj, and Burma.
Jimes Edward Hasty in now at
Camp Joseph P. Robinson. Ark.
A letter from Cpl. W. H. Quick
says he is in the Philippines.
F?rm Safety Rules
Must Be Followed
Emphasizing the fact that keep
ing fit on the home front is equally
as important as keeping fit on the
war front, F. S. Sloan, farm labor
supervisor for the State College Ex
tension Service, points out that every
farm worker must recognize and ob
serve certain essential points in farm
' In the first place, he says, no one
should attempt to go oit from
town or office to do heavy farm work
who has not first had a thorough phy
sical check-up to be sure he is fit
for the job. To this, the farm worker
imust add the proper amount of sleep
each night, and wise eating habits.
In carrying out the work on the
farm, the new worker should wear
comfortable cto'ihes loose, fjopy,
and ragged clothes are dangerous
around machinery. The farm work
er should also learn to work the
right way, which includes such sim
ple, but important details as keep
ing one's balance on ladders, avoid
ing haytime hazards, practicing safe
tractor operation, and using care in
working with livestock.
Even in carrying out farm repair
jobs, Sloan says, there is a margin
of danger that every farm operator
should recognize. He should put
special emphasis on using the right
tool for every job, using the only
tools that are in good condition, and
practicing the right procedure in us
ing every tool.
Last, but certainly not least, on
the list of farm safety practices Is
the prevention of fires, Sloan says.
North Carolina growers- have an
extra 30,000 bushels of the Louisi
ana Porto Rican sweet potato this
year as certified seed stocks. The
variety gives extra yields and quality.
Leaders Of United
Nations Agree On
u:i ir:.i n., rf..
.. . . j. "j , " Vm yesterday. He will be at the follow
AtLivadia Provides Joint Plan inB ,.. on lhe dates -ivn.
For Prosecuting War And
Gaining Lasting Peace.
The meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill
and Stalin has ended, and with its
conclusion comes a joint statement
which sets out a nine-point plan to
crush Nazism in Germany and for
the United Nations to collaborate in
the settlement of war claims of the
European nations which it is hoped
will gain for that continent a lasting
A news story from Washington
summarizes the details of the of
ficial announcement made Monday
afternoon as follows:
The announcement stemmed from
the "Big Three" meeting at Yalta,
Crimean watering resort. The con-
fr u-hih ictH ioht Ha v nrn -
duced detailed decisions, not only
in the military field but in the even,
fnore difficult realm of European I
President Roosevelt agreed with
Prime Minister Churchill and Pre
mier Stalin to join in obtaining for
the liberated peoples of Europe the
Atlantc Charter pledge of the right I
to choose their governments. In that
Ye opened a new era for American
foreign policy which will see this
country ',aking an increasing part
in the settlement of European af -
Conspicuously absent from the com
munique which was issued simul
taneously in London, Washington
and Moscow was any reference to
The nine points are:
1. Detailed agreement among the
United States. Britain -and Russia on
military plans against Germany which
"will result in shortening the war."
A if speaking to the German people
over the head of Hitler, the communi
que warned them that Nazi Germany
is doomed. The German people will
only make the cost of their defeat
heavier to tttemselves by attemp
ting to continue a hopeless resist
ance." 2. A final decision to split Germany
into zones of military occupation after
victory. The United States, Great
Britain and Russia each will occupy
a zone, and France will be invited
as she is expected to do." the control '
of commission will be expanded to
!n''lude French members.
3. A commission will be set up in ,
..,,', j u,
should be paid.
4. A formula for settling the rank
ling Polish issue was agreed upon.
It provides for merging the provi
sional government now recognized by
Russia with certain unnamed "demo
cratic leaders" from within Poland
and from exile Poles abroad. It also
(Continued on page six)
Tells Story Of Home
A human interest story of how
home demonstration work overcame
all early obstacles and grew to be
one of the great educational move
ments of the past quarter century
is dramatically told in a new book
written by Mrs. Jane S. McKinnon
and just released by the University
of North Carolina Press.
The book bears the unassuming j ,jng tne Benner's Economy store here
title of "When We're Green, Welfor tne pa3l Uvo yearSi has bought
Grow" and in its 353 pages will be(he ine of auto parls and otn(,r mer.
found incidents, hitherto unrevealcd cnandiSe featured in the Western A Jto
ivstory, and much remarkable hu
:nsn insight which tell better than
statistics how the farm women of
this state worked to form the present
successful home demonstration pro
gram. Mrs. McKinnon was one of the five
pioneer state home agents, begin
ning her work in 1911, to promote
girls tomato clubs. The idea was
based on the successful boys' rorn
clubs which had been organized by
the Farmers Cooperative Demonstra
Mrs. McKinnon was able to get
14 counties organized in that first
year and 230 farm girls planted one-
tenth acre of tomatoes each and fill
ed 35,000 cans. These pioneer coun
ties were Alamance. Catawba, Edge
combe, Gates, Granville, Guilford,
Hertford, Madison, Mecklenburg, Pitt,
Moore, Wake, Wayne, and Wilkes.
Each of these counties put up $75 for
a years' work, with the exception of
Wayne which was willing to risk
only $50. The first agents were sup
posed to work only during the can
ning season, but as Mrs. McKinnon
tells, they worked the whole summer,
and have continued to work in that
manner since that time.
The book should be in the library
of every farm home in North Carolina.
Tadlock Will Again
Aid In Making Tax
Returns In Area
Dates on which J. H. Tadlock, de
puty collector of Internal Revenue.
will be in this area to aid in making
income tax returns, were announced
income tax rei
Feb. 19 thru 21st Rot-Nns. Robbins
Cloth Mill; Feb. 22nd.- Mns, City
Hall; Feb. 23rd. I Post
Office; Feb. 24th. Sou. ..es,
Post Office building; Feb. !k t v
tA rinhn.ffh rnttnr Mill- 'rV
1st thru 3rd. Carthage, Court hou.
March 5th thru 10th, Raeford, Court
house; and March 12th thru 15th,
Southern Pines, Post Office building.
Mrs. J. H. Privett
Dies At Florence
Mrs. J. H. Privett, mother of Mrs.
Hallie Gatlin, passed away Monday
! night, Feb. 12. at the McLeod In
firmary m Florence, S. C, where
had been a patient for about ten
days. She was visiting her daugh-
ter, Mrs. W. L. Pate in Lamarr, S.
C, when she was stricken and was
taken from there to the hospital.
No hope lor her recovery was held
from, the beginning of her illness.
Funeral services were conducted
from her old home near Darlington
in which her son, W. H. Privett. now
lives, on Wednesday afternoon and
'burial was in the churchyard of
'Swift Creek Baptist church where
the members of the family who have
preceded her are buried. Her grand
sons were pallbearers. The deceased
was Olivia Parnell before her mar
riage to J. H. Privett. She spent
her entire life in the section of
South Carolina in which she was
born. She waas eighty six years old
and probably the oldest member of
Swift Creek church. Her husband
died several years ago, and three
children have died.
She is survived by two sons, J. T.
of Darlington, and W. H. of the old
home near Darlington; and six daugh
ters: Mrs. J. M. Courtney of Tren
ton. S. C, Mrs. Hallie Gatlin of Rae
ford, Mrs. G. W. Belk of Gastonia,
Mrs. P. P. Robinson of Edgerfield, S.
C, Mrs. C. T. Howie of Darlington
and Mrs. W. L. Pate of Lamarr; and
a large number of grandchildren and
Mrs. Privett had spent much tire
in recent years with Mrs. Gatlin and
nad manv friend3 in Roeford;
Among those attending the last
rites from Raeford were, Mrs. Hallie
Gatlin, H. L. Gatlin, Jr., Robert
Gatlin. Marion Gatlin, Mrs. Arah
Gatlin 'Stuart. Mrs. C
W. Seate, Mr.
and Mrs. K. A. MacDonald.
Calls Chaplain Mace
Dr. E. E. Mace of Carthage, Mo.,
has been called to become supply
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church at Lumberton and will leave
the latter part of this week to fill
the pastorate. Serving as chaplain
in the army, he has recently retired
to reserve from active duty. He, his
wife, and their two children, Norma
Lou 11 and a 7 year old son lived
in Raeford while he was chaplain
at Fort Bragg.
Benner Now Western
Dealer For Raeford
C. J. Benner, who has been opera-
line and his store is now associated
with this concern and will handle
this well-known line of merchandise.
The building used by the concern
has been enlarged and remodeled in
the past few weeks and a large supply
of new merchandise is On hand for
the grand opening, which will be held
this Friday and Saturday.
Expect Hearings On
To Begin Today
Chairman Ryan McBryde of the
Senate Educational Committee, told
the News-Journal Monday that hear
ings on the educational legislation
which is expected to Increase the pay
of school teachers of the state would
probably be begun this week, with
the first hearing tentatively set for
Phenothiazine, used as treatment
for internal parasites of livestock,
is now saving producers about $10,
000,000 a year.
Preparations for seeding spring al
falfa are now in order for the Pied
mont and Mountain sections of North
Veterans Farm Aid
Under "GI" Bill Is
Discussed At Club
D. H. Sutton Says Loans Pro
vided By Private Lending
Agencies Guaranteed By Vets
On Thursday evening the Raeford
Kiwanis club heard a discussion of
u. i. Bin or Kignis as it applies
.-'Oj -terans interested in farming bv
.'c. Sutton, of the Raleigh Of-
ti.. T e Farm Security Administra
tion."'. Mr. Sutton pointed out that any
veteran (male or female) of World
War II is eligible to apply for an
agricultural loan guaranty, if he ser
ved in the military or naval forces
on or after September 16, 1940 and
prior to the termination of this war,
who has been separated from the
service under conditions other than
dishonorable. He must have served
at least 90 days or more, or bec
cause of injury or disability incurred
in service in line of duty irrespective
of length of servce . Those bene
fits must be applied for within 2
years after separation from the mili
tary or naval forces, or within 2
years after the officially declared
termination of the war, which ever
is later, but, in .no event, later than
5 years after the end of the war.
An agricultural loan guaranty may
be obtained for the purpose of paying
for land, buildings, livestock. eouin -
ment, machinery, or for repairing !er this year to help in the war ef
altering or improving any building ! fort. Appearing on the morning
or equipment to be used in farming
operations conducted by the veteran.
In general, this means, that the vet
eran will be devoting the major por
tion of his time and attention to the
operation of the particular farm in
connection which a loan is extended.
The purchase price of the farm must
not exceed the "reasonable normal
value" of the property to be purchsea
as determined by proper appraisal.
There are no provisions for opera
ting loans to finance the purchase
of feed, seed, fertilizer, family sub
sistence, etc. The veteran who does
not have funds of his own for these
purposes must be able to borrow
them without the benefit of a guar
In no event will the aggregate of:
any or all guarantees in respect to An egg show held in connection
one veteran exceed $2000 or at any, with the school will be a feature a'
time exceed 50 per cent of a loan or i traction. Those attending the schoo'
are extended whether such loans are are urged to bring one or two dozen
for the purchase of a farm, farm e-ietrjs to enter the egg show. There
quinment or construction of a home,
The inte'-est rate on a guaranty
loans in relation to which -Guarantees
Loans must not exceed 20 year? or
must be well within the useful life
of the security.
Three steps must be taben to ini
tate and obtain a loan; namely: 1.
locate or determine property to be
acquired or in case of improvements,
determine the specific nature and ex
tent of improvements, 2. locate a
lendor willing to enter into a loan
agreement, 3. jointly the lendor and
veteran will file with Veteran Ad
ministration a request for a certifi
cate of eligibility and an application
for a loan guaranty.
Leaders To' Meet
Members of the executive commit
tee of the Western District of the
Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts.
will meet on Friday, February 23rd,
at 8 p. m. at the courthouse at Laurin-
burg. A number of important deci
sions arc to be made at this time in
cluding the dates for the Summer
Camp, and plans for new methods of
advancement of the scouts. Each
troop committee is requested to have
one representative on the district
committee who will be active in the
work and from this new committee
the new executive committee will
PJC To HavTWeek
Of Special Services
Religious Emphasis Week will be
held at Presbyterian Junior College
February 19-23. Morning exercises
are to be at 9:55 o'clock and evening
services at 7:30 o'clock. The speak
ers are as follows: Monday, Rev. Car
los Womack and Rev. D. H. Dublin;
Tuesday, Rev. Forrest Young and
Dr. H. G. Bedinger; Wednesday. Rev.
G. F Kirkpatrick and Rev. H. K.
Holland; Thursday. Chaplain D. L.
Smith and Dr. J. B. Black; and Fri
day. Rev. J. I. Knight and Dr. S. H.
HOKE BETA CLUB
Misses Ina Mae Benner. Mary
Carter and Lucile Townsend enter
tained the Hoke Beta club at the Ben
ner nome on wionaay nignt. Aner i
the matters of business were com- .
pleted a social hour with refreshments I
was enjoyed. i
Legion Aids Widows
Of Veterans Apply
For Pension Funds
Details of the new Widows and
Orphans pension act which became
effective last December, were dis
cussed at the meeting of the Ellis
Williamson Post of the American
Legion Monday night.
The post assigned to Starr McMil
lan, post service office, the additional
work of assisting in making applica
tions for pensions which are paid to
widows and orphans of veterans who
had no service-connected disabili
ties. The bill applies only to vet
erans of World War I, and not all of
these are eligible.
Monthly payments are as follows:
Widow $35; Widow and 1 child.
$45; each additional child, $5: No
widow, one child, $18; two children
$27; three children, $36; each ad
ditional child, $4.
Poultry School And
Egg Show To Be
A poultry school and egg show
will be held in the High school gym
nasium on Tuesday, February 30.
beginning at 10:00 a. m., reports A.
S. Knowles, and Josephine Hall,
farm and home agents.
The morning program should be
of interest to every farm family.
iThe nopH for
program will be Dr. R. S. Dearstyne.
head? of the poultry department at
State College; T. T. Brown and C
J. Maupin, extension poultry special
ists and C. F. Parrish. in charge of
poultry extension, They will dis
cuss "Lowering Poultry Mortality,"
"Candling and Grading Eggs," "The
1945 Egg Marketing Program,' "A
Poultry Breeding Program," and "The
1945 Poultry Program with Empha
sis on efficiency in production."
The afternoon program will start
promptly at 1:30 and will consist of
a round table discussion of poultry
problems, followed by announce
ment of egg show winners'. Farmers
and poultrymen will get much help
ful information on growing poultry
by attending the school
i will be two classes the white shell
' an J the brown shell.: The : eggs
, shell should be of uniform co'or and
of good texture and, of course clean
and as fresh as possible. Prizes
consisting of day old chicks, starting
mash, and poultry equipment will be
awarded to winners of the best,
second .third and fourth dozen eggs
in each class.
Poultry farmers in surrounding
counties are invited to attend the
school and bring eggs to the show.
All fanners having poultry or inter
ested in raising poultry economically
should by all means attend this one
day school. This is the first time
Hoke farmers have had such an
opportunity and it Is expected they
will take advantage and attend.
A. S. Gaston Named
RC Negro Chairman
A. S. Gaston, principal of Upchurch
school, was named chairman for ne
groes, for the Hoke County War Fund
Drive of the Red Cross by County
Chairman H. L. Gatlin, Jr. A special
quota will be assigned as was the
case last year and work will be car
ried out under the direction of the
principals and teachers in each negro
school district, it was said. Last year
Prof. Gaston and the teachers secured
about 125 percent of quota for the
Red Cross drive.
Need Kit Bags For Red Cross
Port Of Embarkation Station
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, production
chairman, and Josephine Hall, chair
man of camp and hospital committee,
are requesting that those people in the
county who have Red Cross Kit Bags
turn in the completed bags to Miss
Hall's office immediately. There is
an urgent request for filled bags to
be sent to Port of Embarkation ' at
Named To Office Of
League For Crippled
Children Of State
Dr. R. D. McMillan of Red Springs
was elected vice president of the
North Carolina League- for Crippled
Children during a recent election, it
was announced this week. Dr. Le-
noz Baker of Duke university, was
elected president -Horace Sisk. of
Fayetteville, was named-a " diret tar.
Named For War
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, Rural Chair
man for Red Cross Drive,
Names Area Committees.
Chairmen of both men and womens
groups of volunteer solicitors for the
War Fund Drive of the Red Cross
Chapter of Hoke County were named
this week by Mrs. H. A. Cameron,
rural chairman of the drive.
Chairmen of the women's commit
tees of the fourteen rural areas will
be guests of Mrs. Cameron for a
luncheon on February 22nd. when
the work of each area will be plan
ned. County Chairman H. L. Gatlin,
Jr., states that all men and women
chairmen and as many members of
their committees as possible, are ur
gently requested to be present at a
meeting to be held on Friday after
noon, Feb. 16th, when the area di
rector of the Red Cross will be in
Raeford to make final plans for the
county drive. Township and com
munity quotas will be assigned each
committee at this meeting.
The county quota this year is
$5400, or just slightly less than that
asked in 1944, when under the leader
ship of Senator Ryan McBryde over
S8.000 was raised.
The drive will open officially on
March 1. and Chairman Gatlin ex
presses the opinion that the greater
part of the work of raising this fund
can be done on the first day, if
every worker will plan his or her
calendar now, so they can devote
this day to the Red Cross. He says
that the money can and will be
raised he feels sure, and that if the
people are seen by the workers, it
can be raised within a few days, at
least. "We would like to be ready
to start right to work on March 1.
and have each worker cover his or
her area as quickly as possible so
that the drive will not be carried
along and extended over too long a
period," it was said.
Members of the community com
mittees and their chairmen, as named
by Mrs. Cameron, are:
Allendale, Mrs. Archie McEachern,
chairman for women, Mrs. Belle
Currie, Miss Willa McLauchlin. Hec
tor Currie. chairman for men.
Arabia, Mrs. Stanley Crawley,
chairman for women, Dave Hendrix,
chairman for men. Mrs. Ruth Bris
tow and Mrs. J. A. Jones.
Blue Springs, Mrs. D. J Dalton.
chairman for women, Franck Chis-
holm, chairman for men, Mrs. Wilmer
McBryde and Mrs. Hector McNeill.
Wayside, Mrs. James Gillis, chair
man for women. Mack McDougald,
chairman for men, John Parker, J.
H. Plummer, Mrs. Lacy McNeill, Mrs.
Mary Mott. Mrs. Marshall Newton
and Mrs. Dan Ray.
Rockfish, Mrs. T. C. Jones, chair
man for women, F. A. Monroe, chair
man for men, Mr and Mrs. M. S.
Gibson, Mrs. Percy English, Mrs
Hermon Koonce and Mrs. A. W.
Raedeen, Jack Holland, chairman
for men, T. D. Potter, Mrs. Cliff
Conoly, Mrs. Ernest Duncan and
Miss Irene Downer, chairman for
Montrose, Mrs. Grady Covington,
chairman for women, Carl Riley,
chairman for men, Mrs. Duke Mar
shall. Mildouson, Mrs. Jessie Gibson,
chairman for women, N. H. G. Bal
four, chairman for men and Mrs.
Archie Howard and Mrs. Will Mc
Bryde. Antioch, Mrs. W. C. Hodgin. chair
man for women. Miss Jean Hodgin,
Mrs. Willie Evelcigh. Miss Willie Mae
Liles. Mrs. Walter Gibson, Mrs. Ju
lian Burroughs. G. C. Lytie, chairman
for men, Knox Walson and Ira L.
Ashley Heights, R. A. Smoak,
chairman for men, Mrs. D. J. John
son, chairman for women and Neill
F. Sinclair, L. R. Cothran, B. L.
Hardister, D. E. Moss, T. O. Moses,
Mrs. D. L. Moss, Mrs. E. R. Pick
ler. M. C. Almond and Mrs. A. T.
Pine Forest, Mrs. J. D. Tapp, chair
man for women, Mrs. J. A. Veascy,
Mrs. J. F. Jordan.
Sanatorium, Mrs. Reuben McBra
yer, chairman, and Mrs. P. P. Mc
Cain, Miss Eula Rackley and Mrs.
Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Larry
Brooks, chairmen, and Hinson Wal
ters and Sam Comer.
Legion Post Wins
The Ellis Williamson Post of the
American Legion has again been -warded
the special certificate for se
mirinir 100 rjerrent renewal of mem
bership, signed up and dues paid be
fore Armistice day of l44, accoraing
to J. S. Poole, adjutant of the post
This is the second year that the
post had secured this honor.