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It ih hi IT HOKfi COUNTY'S ONLY NEVSPPEB HOKE COUNTY'S BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM ewsJoiflriiaji The Hoke County New The Hoke County Journal VOLUME XL NO. 3 liAEI-ORI), N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 2' 1!H3 $:.00 PER YEAR N i he .1 o I 3 news or OUR MEMf WOMEN IN UNIFORM Gold Star Award Given Lt. Currie For Great Valor Racfordian Honored For Meri torious Achievement In Early Pacific Battles The Gold Star, in lieu of the sec ond air medal, has been presented to Lieut. Benjamin F. Currie, USNR, for exceptional valor against the Japanese while operating as a pilot of a fighter plane during the early phases of the Solomons campaign. Lit. Currie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Currie of Raeford. The citation accompanying the presentation of the award, which i3 signed by Secretary of the Navy James Forres'al in behalf of the President and presented, on June 7, 1945, reads as follows: "For meritorious achievement in aerial flight as pilot of a fighter plane in Figh'er Squadron Five, at tached to a U. S. S. Saratoga Air Group, while sawing with the First Marine Aircraft Wing in action against enemy Japanese forces dur ing ttv early stages of hostilities at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 16, 1942. "Fiercely countering the enemy's powerful ons'.ought, Lieut. Currie fought his plane against terrific odds during this critical period and engag ing a histile barber in close combat on Sept. 28, pressed home a vigorous attack and succeeded in shooting the enemy plane from the sky. "By his expert airmanship and de termined aggressiveness in the gallant defente of a vital position, Lieut. Currie contribute! materially to the securing of important bases in the Pacific area and his unwavering de votion to duty throughout, was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." S-Sgt. McBryde Home From Italy After 30 Missions S-Sgt. Raymond A. McBryde of the 15th Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. McBryde, of Red Springs Route 1, has arrived home after hav ing completed 35 sorties over enemy territory as 3 gunner of a B-24 li berator bomber based in Italy. He has the E. T. O. ribbon with six bronze stars, the air medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the good con duct medal. A 1940 graduate of Hoke High School, he worked in Waynesboro, Va., before entering the service in November, 1943. He was sent overseas last August. After 30 iay at home he will re port to Miari, Fla. Home From Overseas Pfc Wayne K. Jennings of the famed Ninth Division and the hus band of the forrer Miss Eunice Mc Kenzie, arrived in Raeford Sunday night after 34 months service over seas and is now awaiting a discharge under the point system. Mrs. Jennings was employed by the Davis 5c and 10c Store but re cently accepted a position in the County Board of Education office. -O- Receives Gunner's Wings PANAMA CITY, Fla. Sgt. Charles L. Cothran, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Cothran of Red Springs, Route 3, has received his aerial gunner's wings at Tyndjll Field, Fla. i )P ' iiiimA kmm x . i l.ih m Raeford Kiwanis .. To Hear Dupont Speaker Tonight SI. II.. Bruner To Tell of Part Chemical Materials Play In War, And Promise For Peace time. The war is being fought and won in the research laboratory, the home, the factory, and on the farm as well as on the fields of battle all over the world. This is one of the important facts that will be .Jiscussed and illustrated by M. H. Bruner, consultant of Du Pont extension division, who will speak at the Raeford Kiwanis Club meeting here tonight. Tom Cameron, program chairman, says that Mr. Bruner will point out that while the war is still a struggle between men, it has also become a gigantic conflict between the numer ous products of chemical, engineer ing and other technical research. He will show that modern war i a conflict of chemicals and that with out a highly developed chemical in dustry this country today would be helpless. Mr. Bruner will make it cleir that several important materials now of utmost importance in the war were not even known or were just emerg ing from the test-tube stage to com mercial applications when the war began. The speaker will emphasize the fact that after the war, of course, the tremendous fund of scientific in formation now being created by war time necessity will be utilized for the making of things for postwar peace-tiire uses undreamed of only a short time ago. Mr. Bruner is a graduate in for estry of Pennsylvania State College and has a Master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry. He took additional graduate work at Yale, specializing in soils, botany, plant physiology and pathology. He has had wide experience with the U. S. Forest Service in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisinia, and with the Agricultural Extension Service in Arkansas and South Carolina. Mr. Bruner is a member of the farm forestry committee of the So ciety of American Foresters. He is also secretary of the forestry sec tion of the Association of Southern Agricultural Workers. His home is in Clemson, S. C. . Semour Explains "Coke" Shortage Distribution of Popular Drink Will be Regular But On 50 Percent Basis The supply of Coca-Cola in Rae ford definitely will be affected by the further curtailment in the supply of sugar after July 1st because the manufacturer of that popular drink will not compromise with the use of substitutes. However, an equitable system of rationing will be maintained in Rae ford during the shortage, according to G. C. Seymour, manager of the Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Com pany. The O. P. A. announced today that the allot.rent of sugar to industrial users would be cut to 50 percent of the sugar user) in the Third Quarter of 1941, effective Ju'.v 1st.. 'I am informed that this sugar shortage is world-wide and not mere ly national and is directly attributed to the confusion in the production and distribution of sugar occasioned by the war." said Mr. Seymour. '"Sugar is absolutely necessary in the manufacture of Coca-Cola. We cannot and will not use sweetening substitutes and therefore will not compromise with the integrity of Coca-Cola, but you can be certain that the duality of the drink will re main unchanged. "My Company is committeed to play fair wi'h our government and obev its regulations in both the letter and spirit: to n-aintain the quality of our drink and to maintain an equi table distribution system to serve all our customers equally and thai we will do. "We still have a war to win and that comes first, but we will attempt still to get you all of the Coca-Cola that is possible and what we have will be available to all. I only ask that if your dealer does not have the drink available on the day you seek it. ask him another day because we will keep our distribution up on a regular basis although the supply will be curtailed." Guilford College Fund Group Make Fine Progress Fa.w'teville, June 18 A total of $3,912 was submitted in the first re port of workers in the Guilford Col- lege campus development program for $350,000 here last night in the; Highland cafeteria, according to Mrs. R. B. John, local Chairman. This leaves or.ly S3. 677 to reach the dis trict quota of S9.589 during the next two weeks. Shares to be recorded on the Bronze Tablet in the new science Rev.. Harry K. Hollond. pastor of building were reported as follows: the Raeford Presbyterian Church Student shares of -750 or more Mrs. was in charge. Burial was in the Rae John, Mrs. Mary Bullock and fam- ford Cemetery. ily in memory of Dr. Ernest Bullock Honorary pallbearers were elders of Wilmington; W. G. Gilchrist, Eliz- and deacons of Raeford Presbyter abethtowh: varsity shares of $300 ian Church, and Wallace McLean, an or more; Mrs. Perry J. Mclvin, Rose- elder of Bethel Church. Active pall boro; common shares of $100 or more, bearers were all nephews of Mr. and Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Pringle, Mr. i Mrs. McDiarmii: W. S. McRae of and Mrs. F. W. Clayton, Jr., Lt! and , Ellerbe, William S. and John Tho Mrs. Walter Alvin Mickle, Mr. and, mas, Jr., of Rockingham, David Mrs. Arthur E. Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. jSimth, Jimmy Lentz, Marshall and Wendell H. Cude, Mrs. Morgan Stan- i Crawford Thomas of Raeford. ley, Mrs. James F. Tyson, of Fay- Mr. McDiarmid died early Sun etteville; E. C. Edgerton, Godwin; , day morning in a Fayetteville hos- Mr. and Mrs. Vivian R. White, Rae ford; Fred A. Kendall of Johns. Women Volunteers Visit Casualty Stricken Homes Group To Represent War De partment Should Need Arise, Says Mrs.. H. A. Cameron A group of Hoke County women, at least one from each community, has been selected to act as repre sentatives of the War Department to make an official visit to each home which has sustained a casualty, it was stated here yesterday by Mrs. H. A. Cameron, who has been named chairman of the county committee. In that it is quite difficult for the as should be when a family has beenlbut recent years hf.and h's lf! notified of a casualty, Capt. E A moved thelr membership to Raeford Zelnicker, of the personal affairs 5ere At M 'T8, "u 3 rUli"g office of Camp Mackall has requested I eld,er aJ '.he ,ime .f his death, this cooperation so that the immed-1 XIr"" ar hls tw 'sters: iate needs of a stricken family may"' TMarc"s Dew, ' Ra eford. and be supplied by the War Department ?rs' J" MfVl ' Eller!e- andne much quicker than if a personnel at tache were to have to make the visit. Those named to serve in Hoke county include: Mrs. Cameron and Mrs.. M. T. Poovey of Raeford; Mrs. Jesse Gibson and Mrs. Stanley Craw ley of Stonewall; Mrs. Hector Mc Neill, Blue Springs; Mrs. A. W. Wood and Mrs. Mary Mott, Rockfish; Mrs. Sadie Watson, Antioch: Mrs. J. W. Hasty, Allendale: Mrs.'W. Lee Mault sby, Montrose; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, Sanatorium and Mrs. Neill F. Sin clair, Ashley Heights. Mrs. Cameron stated that notifi cation of casaulties would be sent to the family as is now being done, and that she would also be notified. A member of the committee is then to go to the home as a representative of the Army for a "condolence visit to the members of the families of the soldiers killed in action," to be the first contact between the family and the army ;n such instances. O Recorders Court General G. Grant, negro, paid costs j in cares of drunkencss and simple' assault in county court Tue:ayJ Talmarie Melton, white, paid $25 1 fine, s'ill fee of $20 and costs for j possession of a still, mash and other) whiskey making appliances. J. J. Perkins, negro, paid costs for improper brakes.. Douglas McMillan, white. paid costs and expenses for returning 3 car of which he was charged of temporary theft. Kin McGill, Arron McLauchlin and William McGregor, negroes, each paid costs for drunkeness. Clarence Gillespie, negro. paid $50 and costs for driving while drunk. John Parcell paiii costs in two cases, one for possession of illegal liquor and the other for permitting gambling to be carried on in his house. Jesse Jackson. Eli Wavie. George Day, William Henry McRae and Dave Johnson, all negroes, paid cists for gambling. Adell Watson, negro, charged with assault with a knife upon his vifefi paid costs and the medical bill. o Attends War Fund Leaders Meeting John A. McGoogan, chairman of the United War Fund of Hoke Coun ty for 1945, attended the meeting of district leaders of the fund which was held at Southern Pines last night. Funeral Serv ForW.J.McDiarh: Held Monday One of Hoke s Largest Farmers And Most Prominent .Men Dies in Faycttevillc Sunday- Funeral services for William J. McDiarmid. aged 73, were held at the home on Monday afternoon. The pital following a period of declin ing health of several years. He was taken seroiusly ill about a month ago, and received treatment at hos- pitals in Fayetteville and Richmond. He returned to the Fayetteville hos - pital Thursday from Richmond and his condition became much worse i Saturday. I Born in 1872, the elder son of Mary Bostic and David Alexander Mc- Diarmid, he assumed the responsi bilities of operating his father's es I tate at the age of 19. and continued active in the operation of large farm ing interests throughout his life. He was married in 1905 to Miss Caro line Thomas of Rockingham and brought her as a bride to the home in which she now lives, located on lands originally granted his grand father, who came to Hoke County from Scotland during the settlement of the Cape Fear region. Mr. McDiarmid was originally a member of Bethel Church, of which his father was a charter member. brother, Scott McDiarmid of New Orleans. The late Dr. H. McK. Mc Diarmid was also a brother. Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. McDiarmid's sis ter, Davie, now Mrs. J. H. McRae and Mr. McRae; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. McRae, Harris McRae, Mrs. Annie Sugg, Miss Ora McRae of Ellerbe: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dew and son of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Renn of Rutherfordton, Walter S. Thomas, John W. Thomas, John Thomas, Jr., Mrs. Grady Thomas, Miss Mary Thomas and Russell Ferguson of Rockingham; Mr. and Mrs. Graham , Caldwell of Carthage and Mr. a nd Mrs. James Bostic of Laurinburg. 0 Death Claims Accident Victim Gabriel Harrington, 21, negro. 0f route 3. Fayetteville. died in a Fav- etteville hospital yesterday afternoon I secured for the county in this par as a result of injuries received yes- t.cular phase of the 7th War Loan terday morning when the car in which j etfort. he was parked near the fish hatchery j on U. S. Highway No. 15. was struck; by a produce truck driven by Cham- bliss Brown. i Harrington's was the second death to result from the accident. R. Lee Chavis. Negro, who was also in 'he oar when it was struck, was kil'.ed ' instantly. The truck, heavily loaded , with watermelons and traveling to-1 ward Fayetteville. was said 'o havei swearved from regular lane of! traffic an; hit the car parked on the opoosite side of the highway. Brown, white, of Bamburg. S. C. was driver of the truck and according to information received today from ; investigating officer J. L. Carper-' ter. he is being held without bond. ' Maxton Scene Of Court Of Honor Friday June 22 The Scouts and Seouters assemble in Maxton at Evans Hall on Friday. June 22, at 8:30 for the Court of Honor. Interesting events for the court will be the awarding of the Eagle Award to John, Hasty and a moving picture of "Scouting" which has been made and released by the army for training of the boys in the hings of scouting. The opening ceremony will be under the direction of the Maxton Troop and the Court of Honor will be under the direction of J. J. Pence, district court chairman. Find Many Blooms In Cotton Fields jarly This Week Many blooms cotton fields of week with G. C. were found in the Hike County this Lytle, of the Ant reporting tile first ' loch community one to the News-Journal, and De coding the cotton grower to receive the year's subscription to the paper for this distinction. Mr. Lytle reported that he found a bloom Saturday in a field that was planted on March 25. A little later, Moses Covington, who lives on cotton fields of Hoke county this wek with G. C. Lytle. of the Ant- h. .T I. McVpill fam renorterl to have found another Saturday bloom. Shortly thereafter, D. H. Yarborough brought in the report of a bloom found Monday morning in the fields of Lock McNeill on the W. T. Covington farm. Both these fields were planted the 3rd week of March. And on Tuesday morning, J. A. Blue of Red Springs Route One, brought in a fresh white bloom and a nearly dry one which he had found that morning. His crop was planted dur ing the 2 nd week of March On Wednesday morning Mrs Julian Johnson reported a bloom I found on her farm Monday morning by a colored man, Ugar Peterkin, ar,d a. noon Donald Yates called sav;ng j. a. Quick had found one hate Monday evening on the J. A. ! Singleton farm at Dundarracii. -O- Second Picture iBond Buyers To Be Made July 12 Every Child In County Under 13 Is Eligible To Receive Dis ney Certificates Children from over the entire county who purchase bonds or whose parents buy bonds for them during the 7th War Loan Drive are asked to meet at the Hoke County High School on the morning of July 12, at 10 oclock, when a second pic ture will be made of all those own ing bonds who are 12 years of age and under. Mrs. H. A. Cameron, chairman of children's sales, states that much favorable comment has been received concerning the picture used by the News-Journal last week of the group from the Raeford Grammar School which was taken on their commence ment day. Several children who received the Disney certificates at the grammar school were not included, in the pic ture, and these with all other from Hoke County are asked to get their bonds and notify Mrs. Cameron so the Disney certificates may be pre pared for distribution on July 12. Mrs. Cameron plans to submit the photographs to state and nat.onal headquarters for use in the publicity for the bond drive which will be held , this fall. It is quite possible that these pictures will be used for promotional activities through the country in the 3;h War Loan. Parents of all children 12 years old and under are asked to please notify Mrs. Cameron shoul-" a bond be pur- j chased in the child's name, so that as lalW a group as possime may oe i Sweet Potatoes From State Popular Item With Men In Service Sweet potatoes from North Caro lina will play an important part in the die's of Pacific G. I.'s this year. Aproximately 2. 400.000 bushels of sweet potatoes will be dehydrated ir. j 1945 to .produce 20 million pounds I lor uieisfja M.ipmtMU, actum. j the War Department. I One of the most popular items .mt'nus for the military forces, t on potatoes are served about every 10th d..y in baked, candied or glazed form, according to the Quartermaster Department. Indicative of the space saving ac complished by dehydration, oft ciais of the Quartermaster Department say that seven and a half pound of dehydrated sw.ei potatoes will serve 100 iren, wheieas about or.3 bushel of the fresh potatoes would be required for the same number. u Revivial To Begin At Parker's noon at 4 oclock at Bethel Baptist The revival meeting for Parker's i church. He is survived by his wife, church will begin Sunday evening Mrs. Kate Lewis Lilly: a son, Frel at 8:30 o'clock and will cont.nue Lilly, Jr. of the Navy: two sisters, through the following Sunday with j Mrs. Alice Sedburry and Mrs. W. A. services each evening at 8.30. We,Gaddy of Mount Giiead, and twj are expecting a good meeting and , brothers, Charles Lilly of TrumasviUe invite you to worship with us. I and Clay Lilly of Raefori. $36,000 In Bonds Sold At Rally Here Last Night Country Ham Brings $2430; Bald headed Luther Tapp Tapped For $100 For Permanent Wave Hoke County went well over the halfway mark in its "E" Bond quota last night when impetus was given the 7th War Loan through a spirited rally held at the Armory, following a I fish supper sponsored by the Ellis j Williamson Post of the American Le- Original plans for a program pre sented by army personnel from a nearby base were cancelled Wednes day morning when Chairman Neil! A. McDonald of the 7th Bond Drive Committee was notified that ar:ry participation in Bond drives had been suspended on orders from Washing ton. However, one of Hoke County' own war heroes, Lt. Eldred Helton, just home from a Nazi prison made an excellent talk on experiences as a pilot over Germany and in the prison camp. He told the large crowd I that the men in uniform were doing their part and urged the peopie at i home to give them heartfelt backing in these at-home war efforts. The auction was conducted "oy State Senator Carson M. Barker of Lurr. berton, and over $36,000 worth of bond.., of which $25,000 were "E" bonds, were sold. Highest bid for any article was $2450 for a country ham contributed by Mrs. Leon Cam eron. Lewis Upchurch was the suc cessful bidier. Cakes, beautiful and tasty, went for as high as 500 each. J. Benton Thomas bought aw alarm clock for $1500, and two other hams brought nearly $3,000. Electric irons, gun shells, linen sheets, all brought high bids. Luther Tapp, about as near baid headed as they get, paid $100 for a permanent wave, and a pair of gen uine pre-war leather shoes urged a bid of $800 from Crawford Thomas. Chairman Neill A. McDonald, as sisted by Tom Cameron, J. L. Mc Neill and H. L. Gatlin Jr., were in charge of the rally and tr.e Legion supper was in charge of Israel Mann, chairman, and John McGoogan, J. S. Poole, Clyde Upchurch, Millard Ba ker and Commander M. T. Poovey. Mr. McDonald states that sales ot "E" Bond sales now total slightly over $100,000 towards a quota of $183,000 and total sales of all bonds during the campaign are now $137, 000, with a sale of $10,000 from the Carolina Power and Light company accredited to the county yesterday. 0 Galatia Auxiliary Pays Tribute To Mrs. Townsend The late Mrs. Kate Ann Townseni one of the best loved women in her community and church had recen'iy bien voted a life membership ir the auxiliary of Galatia Presbyt '.ian church. This was voted one hundred percent to be given to Mrs. Town send's sister, Mrs. Frank Bethea. Mrs. Townsend, 72 y-.ars of ags and widow of J. W. Townsend, die" at her home at Rockfish on Friday, June 8, after a brief liiness. Fur.er.tl services were ;v;mi:o'l Ga'rtia. ::v.i:'h on Sunijy ai'ei vi, Jur. .. 1 i. by the Rev. h' K. K '.'..mi tt i 'id. and the Rev. F Fayetteville. Intel men -hurch cercery. Maw B-ioker of .'.as in 'he b-autiful fv 's and friend liv.s gjod and s a iifeionj Pres'ovte" a'l i weis from her n was a final tribute weil loved woman. Mrs. TownseiVi, i member of the Gal church. Surviving are four da.ighters, Mrs. Herman Kootve, Mrs. Bern.ee B)stic. Mrs. George Mon.oe of R i-ktish and Mrs. Fred Cameron of Carol na Beae'i and two sons. Thomas of Rickfisi; ! .tnd Ocar of Tenr.e-seo: throe bro"'n-e;-. Calvin of Lurrbe-tor. D-v.iglj I !' Florida ar.d Gib ..' M:isipp ; j sr..1 'he one :s"e'.'. Mi s. Fra-.k Be: lea .: Rockfish. Clay Lilly's Brother Dies At Concord MOUNT GILEAD. Jjne 13 Fre-J I A. Lilly, 59, died Friday afternoon at ; the Carbarrus hospital in Concord. I The funeral was he'.d Sunday after-

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