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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 50
KfcHKI. iv c. THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 194."
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Lt. Crawley Aboard
New Cruiser Now
ABOARD A NEW U.S. CRUISER
IN THE PACIFIC, March 18 de-
layeci). Lt. (jg) W. K. Crawley,
who.se wife, Mrs. Jeanette Craw
ley, Jives in Raeford. helped take
this pew ship into battle for the first
time tcday agains the Japanese. Her
guns sent two Jap bombers cras
hing nto the sea not far from Japan,
and the carriers she defended so well
are fiee to launch their planes.
Yesterday, '"business as usual" was
the pirn of the day, and outwardly the
otfieei-s and men carried on as if they
had no notion of the imminence of
battle. But they all knew that just
over the horizon lay the irainland of
Within each officer and man there
was a mounting tension that made
itse'f known in little things. A few
Bib';(i appeared, some new, some dog
eared and worn; there was louder
laughter than usual, more zealous
attempts at horse play. A quiet
checking of battle gear, or the studied
writing of letters gave evidence of
aeriot. thought. Men asked each
ther what difference there was be
tween a Jap plane and the hundred?
of targets they had so efficiently
knocked from the skies.
Today, shortly after dawn, when
the first Jap "Betty" stol through a
curtain of aek-aek and let loose
bombs, the men know there was a
The next plane did not get through;
M dissolved in the fdcal fire of a
fcarroe from the ships of the task
force. A third one, intent on sow
ing destruction on the deck of a car;
rier. broke through, but it was rid
dled with Hack and diverted. Other
planes come in to the meet the fierce
anti-aircraft fire of this cruiser and
other shps of the force, but they were
repcikd. The carriers moved on to
ward their goal.
This evening the captain of this
newiy-baptized cruiser spoke from
Ms station On the bridge to the men
at their battle stations. The planes
of miming U. S. air.ren speckled
May 26 Poppy Day
Vets Of All Wars
Fo7iF:U jName Tom Cameron
Separation Center i President Countv
A radio is needed for the recrea
tion room in the separation center
at Fort Bragg, according to Richard
Wounded veterans of both World I "a"' "e'a rior .-.-
Wars will be aided in the purchase i Iorl- ,lne P'" cemer is w.e
of the poppies which will be on sale:?01"1 from whlcn umen returning
in Raeford ani elsewhere throughout ''T vrsea be'"g .d'hf g
the United States Saturday, May 26. and Red Cross requests that any
The sales are sponsored and handled Persons having a playing radio wh.ch
hv th woman auviliarv nf th A- I mey wuuia give or sen ai a reason
Representing the poppies of Flan
ders Field in France-Belgium the pa
per poppies are made by the veterans
in the veterans hospitals. The money
which you pay goes entirely to the
welfare organizations of the Legion
and Auxiliary to aii the families of
dsab'ed veterans 3nd the veterans
There is no jet price for the pop
py, and in making your purchase the
women of the Auxiliary ask you to
pay Whatever you think you are
able to give lo a:d this relief work,
and assure you that every con? will
be used f ir the welfare of veterans' it costs no more 'o have a colorful,
m-fa Permit Issued Hoke Concrete Co. .
In&lil New Block-Making Machinery
Quotas For Farm
Plans For Operation New Plant Butchers BeinfiT
t i. : .. cn. i , : , , i . i
run, iirirt'i'iors cii'ciea
At Meeting Tuesday.
Stockholders of the proposed freezer-locker
and storage plant to be
able price to see Miss Josephine Hall -.." r-ij( , '.,: u u
of the home agents office in Rae-, at lhe c(nlrthou5e on TlId eveninK
rfs4 en th?l Yia m9rr.ina nn r ha cant - J
Construction Of New Building
And Other Facilities Under
Way. Plant To Have Capacity
Of 12,000 Block Per Dav.
With tripled production (ri'i new
machinery expected to be installed i.i
June and July, the Hoke Concrete
Works will have a maximum capa-
ford so that the machine can be sent
Report For April
of this week. Crawford Thomas was
named vice-president and J. Benton
Thomas was elected secretary-treasurer.
Directors of the co-pora'i in are:
Marshall Newton, N. H. G. Balfour.
M. C. Dow. Tommip Unchurch nnrl
! the above named officers.
1 I Plans for the erection of a plant
Twelve Home Demonstration clubs jhere call for the study of several
met in Hoke County in April. 143 plants now operating in this vicinity
Assigned By OPA
The ration boards are now assign
ing quotas to farm slaughterers which
equal each quarter the amount.
siaugmerea awing tr.e lour quaru rs. city of 12,000 concrete and cinder
of last year. Statements must be blocks per dav from new machinery
filed with the local OPA concerning. for which a War Production Boj-d
poundage and ration points collected j permit has been received this week,
last year and permits will be issued, it was stated bv Lewis M. Unchurch.
engineer and manager of the concern.
The new machinery, made by the
Besser Manufacturing covrn-anv, w
considered the most modern block
making equipment on the market ti-
On Friday, May 11. Hoke HiVsfhe present-pro;uction of ,th'e ,t
Hoke High News
and their families.
Cary Peterkin Has
Some Early Crops
Watermelon vines 12 to 13 inches
long, cotton with five and six leaves,
1000 heads of cabbage ready lor the
market, 5 acres of early corn tas
seling out, that's the kind of crops
Cary Peterkin is bragging on this
season. Cary says his cotton, all
seventeen acres, is now five to six
inches tall and his waterxelons
should be ready for the market be-
udscuitu ictim scui eu a win Ol ll-u,;, . , j
club woven attended the meetings. I before the selection and approval nfjjvpr farenms nine, w arner pilcned : A speejaI concrete unloading trej
The demonstration for the month was j eouipTent for the plant. Quick- i r"r Hoke and Plummer starred at 'bat, tje 200 feet in length, is rearing
Color in the Home." The idea that . freeze of meats, fruits and vegetables rl',",'fc ' , , , , ! completion. Here a nurber of freight
win Be one of the features of the j '"s sm" ":
plant, and there will be a minimum i tne Laurel Hill team Friday. May
uninteresting one was stressed. Theiof 30(1 private storage lockers when I1"- at Lrfl,lrcl Ml"
color wheel was studied and a discus
attractive home than a dull, rirerry.
fore July 4th
own nearby his home which is
ted on the Dardner Newton farm in
71st township, but he claims to be a
Hoke countian even if his house is
on Fayetteville, Rt. 3.
sion of how to combine colors was
given. A number of drapery, cur
tain, and slip cover materials were
shown along with wall boards pain
ted in light, soft and well neutra
l zed colors. These were combined
to show pleasing color schemes.
Miss Virgina Wilson, assistant ex
tension nutritionist, spent April 10
and 11 in the county. On the after
noon of April 10 a foods demons'ra
tion was given to a group of 4-H
neighborhood leaders in the Rockfish
school These leaders, chosen by the
, t-n tiuu lu wicn IICHHU..I-loca-'
nouus were imis. ncundii iwum-c,
I Mrs. Anna Bell Wood, Mrs. Joe Lo-
vitt and Mis. M. H. Grooms. On the
I next afternoon visits were made by
Miss Wilson, Mrs. Wood and the home
agent to the homes of girls in Mrs.
The Blue Springs club sponsored
Three Awards Earned
In Five Campaigns
at one time and the storage basin toe-
the plant opens, it was said, btorage i "" 1 carloads of cinders. Beneath the in
capacity of the plant will also in-1 . " Friday evening May 1! the der pile has been built a tunnel som
elude space for several hundred ad-'''ls and boys glee clubs and the folr feet ,quare and 270 feet lo,
ditional lockers as the business de- hand were presented in a concert at ,hou wnicn wil, be ,,d
mands it. he Hoke H!gh school auditorium. cortvevor bcIt which can delive;. 33
Yearly locker rentals have already, excellent program of songs and,ons of cinders ,n tke crushir, ma.
been paid bv a large number of pro-!mus'C 'as well received by the an-lcninery per hour
spective customers ani approval of,dlcnce- M,ss Bllena Baldwin is rii- Tne c,.u,ning machinerv w-',l b
the priority hy the War Production, " '" ' VUJ ,c; Ideated under the three-stow stores
uann. ann ivirs. u. r. nyres is at-1 ,.. ...i ,
ture and density of the several types
of blocks to be marie will be a'lto-
Bnard for the necessary freezing : c,an". ann Mrs. D. P. Ayres is di
equipment is assured. , rector nf the boys' glee club.
The nlant will have meat dressing Piano Recitals
prd processing departments and plans! Mrs. Aran Stuart will present her,maticaIIy ctmtrollcd by the mixing
tor tne operation ol a meat market m un 0pPrat,ir
connection with the business are
ning at 8:13 in the Hoke High school.
The tower will also house a ma-
to be considered, prior to the erection "ditn-ium. On Tuesday evening, nrtie ex1ractor w'hich wjj
of the building, so that if it is con-
May 22. the pupils of Mrs. H. C.
Mrs. Eruce January will be interest
ei in the following article which
recently appeared in an Oklahoma
newspaper. The Januarys came to
Bragg when the Ninth Division was
,vm..... . , I activated 3n dlived i: Raeford about
,,ry iT. .;"" .. ZIj "...:.! I IS months, leaving wli
sidercd feasible a n cda'n market McLaucnim will De presented in re
will be available for retail customers. clta'. Thls Program will also be g'.v-
and it will provide a local outlet pn Ine nisn school aumtonum.
for home-grown meats and farm pro-The public is cordially invited to both
duce. I of thee programs.
F.stimated cost of the nlant is S35.-! F''d Day
non. ani t s exoectefl tnat it will l 1 Mr " I'lsnai r. ueauim, . j ,,j u ,u .,
the Tar Heel Farm Journal program ibe in operation by early fall. Local ur ?lr;. " "r ,": -onK' pletelv equipped concrete plants in
entertainers at the Hoke High school ! capital has been subscribed for its j -u minated in Field day wluch was ; South InstaUation ol the nmr
..J : u .J' machinery and the enlargement nf
iron and steel and othpr iretallic
substances from the mixture before
entering the mixing machine.
Mr Unchurch stated that the con
cern will continue to manufac'ur or
namental tile, drainage and building
tile, and other building materials
The many friends of Major and on the evening of April 12. Fifteen , erection.
percent of the proceeds which a-1 o
mounted to $1.00, went into the: Mental Diseases
cub's treasury. , j
The home agent attended a lunch- Caused Many Army
eon for 7th War Loan drive work- , R f
1 went overseas
proud: "Objective realized-losses of j MAJOR E BRUCE JANUARY. 27
task force aircraft light-damage WiyearoM i0n of Mr and Mr3 Mel.
tne enemy severe. For this ship,..in januarv. f Norman, has been
ers which was held at the country
club in Southern Pines on April 24.
Mrs. P. P. McCain, district chairman
the buildings to house it will cost ap
Mental disease and mental defici- j Warner second, and Craig Wood
er.cy head the list of the 10 leading . third.
agent as a member of the,"-?"" '"""n " "-- i1"" '""
romTlittee as- ' ii--"'""is io siuuj ui ouicv-iuie gnis jw-vaiu aasn, wan seconu
Many events and contests were held.
Jimmy Warner and Alice Sutton
,.iU,.... -r.c V"e,.-"u The Concrete Works 's owne. by
queen of hea th, wile Bobby Mur- (he Hoke Qi, and FertiHzer cnrnanr
ray and Beatrice Haire were nm-of which T B Upenurch is pre3ident
""Uf s ,In ,th.e, r"nnin high ,ump , and j 3 TnomaSi secretary and
Aiireu oie nem nrst p.ace. j mm ; treasurer. L. M. Unchurch is general
manager of the concrete plant and
two Jap planes; one probable. For.!awarded tne' Bronze star' to add to j sistei with the rationing of canning I 'ive reports issued today by and third places going o France.
you of the crew, well done, ship- his Legion of Merit
Th? Jao, is aware that a new ship! 'Major January, a graduate of the
has joined "Uncle Sam's first team. University of Oklaho.ra, has been in
service since 1940. He participated
r 1 J in campaigns in Africa. Sicily, Nor-
IViajOr urne waraeaimandy, Belgium and Germany, and I sta'ion by the agent.
fliicf (r Tn Rrnn7 tar lis w-th t!e artillery section head- The Mt. Pleasant club sponsored a
w,uslcr luuiuiucjitti j quarters of the First army. He was square dance at the Little River en r-
munity nouse on -.ne evening oi npru
Looper clips were carried to men-.
c 1 1 in in thraa f r rf rr nnitinc in th
v H;in .ho monfh ! Society of which Mrs. E. B. Hunter of
ih mmhr mmf.,t,H : Charlotte is president.
uuc uijii;. i ijjl uul ill n ,y mill
.... , , , woun-ed in Sicily m an enemy bomb
News has been received here of . . . . , in,o
, t , ,...,... .., mg raid in August, 1943.
u.r - wa.u i,, we. tai lu L Court H. Hodges. COm-
BI;ef?Vll J-U"r landing general of the First army.
V' . 7 i presented Major January with his
connection with military operatons
against the enemy." Major Currie is
with the 1st Army in Germany. He
is the son of Mrs. J. W. Currie of
Sgt. W. E. Webb
Gets Bronze Star
January i3 married and h: wife
lives in Norman.
Silver Star Given
Lt. . A. McKethan
WITH THE 95th INFANTRY DI
VISION, Germany. Sgt. Walter E.
Wpftfti son nf Mr. and Mrs. P. A.
Webb of Raeford, has been awarded I leadership and coolness under over
h Rrnno sir MpHil for heroic whelming odds" in action near Bos-
Lt. Kenneth A. McKethan, a pla
toon leader of Co. "H" M the 67th
Armored .Regiment of the 2nd Ar
mored division, was awarded thi Sil
ver Star medal recently for "bravery,
achievement during the 95th 'Victory'
division's drive through Metz into the
Siegfried line. A me;rber of com
pany A 378th Infantry Regiment,
Sgt. Webb distinguished himself in
the ricinity of Spurk, Germany. At
the doorway of a house in the enemy-
held town, Webb, whose patrol was
seeding the capture of German sol
dieis for military intelligence, was
challenged by a hostile sentry. Webb
boldly replied, ordering the German
to surrender. Overcome by Sgt.
WeWs aggressive insistence, the f le
my sentry gave himself up. A for
mer student at Hoke County High
school, Webb entered military ser
vice'April 23, 1939. One brother, Lt.
Pett-r A. Webb, Jr., is in the Ma
With Field Artillery Group
Pfc. Charles E. Davis of Raeford
is now eerving as a driver with the
14th Field Artillery group. He land
ed in France on D-Day plus 5 in
Normandy with the 79th Infantry
Division and was wounded in June
1944. Pfc. Davi is entitled to wear
the Purple Heart, the Combat Infan
try Badge and the EAME ribbon with
2 bronze service stars. His parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Davis live in Rae
Protect Vital Information!
The recommendation for the medal
stated that Lt. McKethan's platoon
was advancing as a task force on a
dangerous mission, when caught in a
very heavy crossfire of artillery and
anti-tank guns. Two tank command
ers were killed and another tank
was hit and set ablaze. Lt Mc
Kethan could have fallen back, ac
cording to the citation, but he would
have endangered wounded comrades
to capture and possible death. He
manuevered his column to form a
line .which was held for three hours
and enabled the rrtec'ics to evacuate
the wounded, and then reinforce
ments arrived and organized an
attack which led to the securing of
a bridgehead on the east bank of
the Rhine and the capture of the
Adolph Hitler bridge.
"At all times," the citation reads,
"during the heavy fighting, Lt. Mc
Kethan kept valuable information
coming to the rear," antf he kept his
platoon under control, as well as the
infantryiren who were riding the
back of his tanks, and undoubtedly
kept them from loosing very valuable
ground and also from suffering more
Lt. McKethan, a native of Cumber
land county is the husband of the
former Miss Elisabeth Trawick, who
Is making her home in Raeford with
her mother, Mrs. W". F. Trawick.
ments were brought to club meetings 1 w:13 rejected for these causes dur
and were brought to the collection'" ,he Pe,r' April 1942 through
Lwe-iiiue'r I3tj, i.'ie Ifpuil anuw eel.
During the latter par of this period.
April 1943 through December 1943,
nearly one-third of all rejections
was due to these causes.
the North Carolina Mental Hygiene j Bowling and Ann Gore resoectively.
In the boys' 75-yatd dash fjrst. sec
ond and thirj places wer heM in
that order by Malcolm McKeithan,
Charles Str.Uier, and Craig Wood.
First, second, and third honors in
bers of the Lii't.e cluo ana tne
Rockfish 4-H club. These will
be looped together and returned
to Raeford where they will be "made
Miss V'erna Stanton, district home
Sidedress Corn With
Farmers should apply nitrogen to
their corn during the next few weeks.
agent of Raleigh spent the morning , It is important that this be done when
of April 30 in the home agent's office.
Seven pressure cookers were placed
m Hoke county hares in April.
Three dozen jar lifters were dis
tributed at club meetings curing the
A handkerchief 'shower was given
to Mrs. James Gillis, former presi
dent of the Wayside club who is
leaving to make her home in Alexan
The Wayside club also gave a j
the corn is 1 1-z to z feet hign, ac
cording to A. S. Knowles, county
It was found from experiments con
ducted last year in Hoke County
that heavy applications of nitrogen
was necessary to produce large, eco
nomical yields. The experiment sta
tion recommends from 300' to 500
pounds of nitrate of soda or the equi
valent per acre when the corn is
3bnut 2 feet high. Several shallow
Archie Howard is assistant manager
and sales superintendent.
On Cotton Sampling
A new requirement f ir ot'on
sampling under the terms of the
Smith-Doxey Act is that the gai
ners who submit samples irust b
boneied and the samples taken muot
be cut from the bale.
Dan F. Holler. Ex.ens:o". cot4 an
marketing specialist at State Col-
mer.t was won bv Daniel Baker and leSe- says mat tne tree c.ass:t:cat:oti
Ted Clark of the FAA team. ,"f co,Um bJ' the Government office
Other events of the dav were ex-' at Raleigh, giving the farmer the
hibitions of girls' calesthenics led bv:rade and s,a)le ot h-3 c""-orl and
Kathleen Cothran, Dalcroze team, , also tne loan value 011 :he coV-''in
and girls' drill team. t ( has been of great sei-vice ,n helpuig
Play Presented At Sanatorium. lne grower market his cotton.
The seniors presenter their nlav. "e suggests mat growers consuu
Brother Uoose, 1 uesday evening
the running broai jump were won by
C. J. McNeill, Jack Campbell, and
Jimmy Warner. The boys' shuttle
relay race, which was run between
the FFA boys and a competitive
team chosen from the re:ra:ning high
school bays, was won by the compe
titive team. The horsesho- tourna-
their county agents in
at the Sanatorium for the'benefit of i they have not been getting this free
shower of canned foods to a family i cultivations wnue tne corn is smaii
i thir rrmmnnitv Memhrs of ! is also recommended in order to con- ,
the family had been ill for some i trol weeds and avoiei breaking roots. I yields in North Carolina are b
a.: ' i . ed.tv tu int luiiuc mil" i ipnicn v a nrnp n imipr ri ctv.iv
u:i v. t . '.. . . . i " "
The Pine Forest club made plans community nppnen aw pounas oi ni
trate or soaa to nis corn ias; yi-ai
and about doubled his corn yield.
Corporal and Mrs. Ayres, who have
lived with Mr. anj Mrs. Whiihant
at the Baptist pastorium all winter,
now have an apartment with Mrs.
I. H Shankle.
to paint their community building
36 library books were checked to
club members at meetings.
Thing Of Past
ATLANTA, GA., May 16. Coastal
dimout and air raid protection regula
tions alfecting the seven southeastern
states have been rescinded, Major
General Frederick E. Uhl, Command
ing General, Fourth Service Com
mand, announced today in telegrams
sent to the governors of Alabama.
Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Ten
Ration Office To
Be Closed Monday
The local War Price and Ratios
Int Board will be clonrd all day
Monday, May tl. In order to mail
out sarar coupons for home eaa-ninf.
classification service and arrange to
make application for it.
"Cotton ginners have shown a f.ne
spirit of cooperation in making tnu
excellent service available t the
cotton growers in their sectuns art
they should make arrange vent. to
submit cut samples, where th.s has
not been done before, an; also oVr
bonding," Holler says. "This free
mber of growers' or r. : v r ,,.; :
uiiis aim iiitr it-"c ui iaj t;r Jt
Large Corn Yields
Now methods for increasing corn
The Officers' Wives club met last
Thursday with Mrs. Brown and Mrs.
Seashore. After lunch three tables
of bridge were enjoyed. Mrs. Lyons
won high score and Mrs. May Prae
torious was winner of low.
The club will meet Thursday, May
24, with Mrs. Betty Nash ani Mrs.
Margaret Dickson. The club voted
to have a dessert bridge.
Lt. and Mrs. Edlwin J. Rooks and
son have an apartment at the home
of Mrs. J. W. Currie. With them
is Mrs. Rook's sister, Miss Barbara
Tice. 1 ,
mounts of nitrogen per arre. when
the corn is about knee high, is one
of the most important points in the
State College agronomists of both
the Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion and Extension Service call
special attention to the five steps in
increasing corn yields. These five
i steps are the use of a proven local
variety or an adapted hybrid; adap
ting the fertilizer to suit the soil
conditions; providing enough plants
to produce desired yields; avoiding
late, deep cultivation, where possible;
and varying the topdresser with soil
fertility arm expected yield in
creases. For yields up to 50 bushels per
acre, 6,000 plants per acre are need
ed; for 50 to 75 bushels, 7,200 plants;
and for 75 to 100 bushels, about
Tests have shown that where land
produces from 15 to 35 bushels per
acre with little or no nitrogen top
dressing, the following increases per
acre may be obtained, if all practices
as to plants and cultivation are fol
lowed: 20 pounds of nitrogen per
acre, 10 to 12 bushels; 30 pounds of
for us to take a backwa'd step.
"There is an increase in the num
ber of samples submitted for classi
fication every year. In 1944 th
number of bales sampled increased by
about 50,010 ind we hope that in Ur?
near future all cotton growers in
North Carolina will take advantage
of this service."
As of April 25, a total of 66.700
applications had been written for in
surance on the 1945 cotton crop of
Uncle Sam asks that 900,000 mors
sows be bred to farrow this fall
than last year. The national fall
pig production is 37 million.
N, 15 to 18; 40 pounds at N. 15 to 25:
60 pounds of N, 25 to 35; 80 pounds
of N, 30 to 45; and 100 pounds of N,
30 to 50 bushels of corn
Fertilization recommended at plan
ting for corn in rotation with heavily
fertilized crops is 200 to 300 pounds
of 6-8-6 or 5-7-5 and in rotation,
with legumes for seed and small
grains, 300 to 500 pounds per acre.
In rotation with peanuts ami le
gumes, the recommendation is 300
to 50 pounds of 4-8-8 per acre.