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The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 4
UALKKI. A. C. THURSDAY. JUNE 28. 1943
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NEWS OF OUR
Sgt. Irvin Currie
Given Merit Award
Sgt. Irvin R. Carrie, son of Mrs
1-.,.- r nf T)aA tirinfle Rt
1. war .ecommended for the award
of Certiticate of Merit, by Captain
Marion L. Harkey. of the 83rd sig-:
,v r-nmrnnv. while serving in Ger-
many, fcr meritorious service from
March 1 to April 16, 194a.
He was servinj in charge of a
wire term with the 83rd Division and
the recommendation states that his i'' a"'
exceptional ability in installing and . mer, ''n3' .. ... . ,
maintaining wire communication beJ Well-built cabins will accomodate
tween units of the dvision "contribu- boys and young men during their
ted materially to the success of the a"d V'0?,- W" hM, l"
speetaralar sustained drive by the ethtr a d'nlnB ?a11 fx"
division from the Rhine to the Elbe,"' when thf, have a cook-out.
r;ver" ! Swimming, life saving, pioneering,
'sgt. Currie had previously been ' cooking, bird study, and camping are
awarded the Bronze S'ar medal for badge subjects that will be err,-
service prior t) July, 1944. Currie Phasized, while each troop will also
nt-v1 tho in No vemher.
W-0 Joe McBryde
Awarded Bronze Star
WITH THE 6ith INFANTRY DI-
A- t "a nrn J ,, .
rant Officer Joe A. McBryde, 261st
Infantry, has been
Bronze Star Medal
service during the
tary operations agai
Germany anj Austri
Mr. McBryde Ins been cited for
the period from March 17 to May 5,
1945, during which time the 6th In
fantry division, as a part of Gen. Pat-
ions . .nrm ur-me ,:.ruu8n m
Siegfried Line at Saarlautem and
then drove 600 miles through Ger-.
Mr. McBryde, as assistant regimen-
-l ... te. ..,,. MnnKnn:ulA
for the maintenance of all vehicles in
the, 261st Infantry. In the face of.l , C:I,: Of
h. ,,id ,rfv,-,.. unHor romhat LOSt In Hiking Ut
conditions of the troops on many
occasions, only ane vehicle was lost
to the organization 33 the result of
mechanical failure. Mr. McBryde at
one time assisted in the recovery of
six vehicles under enemy fire at a
great savings to the United States
The citation reads, in part: "With
no regard for personal comfort and .
convenience, Mr. McBryde has de-,Japanese transport. On October 24,
voted himself to the care of the ve-i9Mi tne ship was attacked by an
hides of the regiment and has never I Allied subrr.arine and sank in . the
failed to deliver in readiness the south China sea, 200 miles from the
transportation so vital to the tactical nearest land.
success cf a rapidly moving situa- The Japanese report stated that
tion. The initiative and aggressive-I only fjve prisoners escaped in a small
ness with which he has pursued his.boat and that four were retaken by
task of maintenance and the out-',).. Tan,
standing devotion to duty, which has
characterized his accomplishments
throughout, reflect the highest credit
upon himself ani the military ser
vice." Mr. McBryde's father. Mr. B. Mc
Bryde, resides at Shannon.
With Rainbow Division
At Dachau Prison
Cpl. Alton P. Belflower, son of
Mrs. Rosa Belflower of Rl Lumber
Bridge, was with the 42nd Division
which killed th- SS guards and re
leased the 32,0'h prisoners held by
1 . u...
n Ti o7,,Z - f rrl it
Of all accojn.3 of this cruel ! -
plav of the utter bestiality of the
Germans, probably the most grue-1
simey realist:? is t
rared Army reporter which was
written for the Rainbow Division's
cwn pr.ptr. the V.'arlJ News, for its
issue of May 1, a copy of which
reached the News-Journal this week.
It is being re-printed in this issue of
Lewis McNeill, S 2-c. spent the
week end at home with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J .McNeill.
Boatswain Ma'e 2-c William Tol
mage Bobbin has arrived safely on
Okinawa. aceoHing ti message re
rentlv received here. In January, he
retu-r.td from nin months service in I
the European theatre.
Capt. Neil! Jime B'.ue is at home
on furlough, recently returned fiom
Wiiliam Pool.;, has completed his
1 basic inlantry training at Camp Blan
dmg. Fla., and h at home on fur
lough for two week;. He will re
port to Ft. Meade when his fur
lough is over.
Miss Helen Patricia Stuart re
turned from a weeks visit in Wash
ington, D. C, which she spent with
Mis Ir.abel B-'liune and Mrs. Bill
Boy Scout Camp
Opens July First
j Staff For Camp And Weekly
Rates Are Announced.
I Buy Scouts in the Cape Fear
ICouncit are looking forward to July
'1. f"r when Summer Camp
- e Smglc tary At Catrp
s;"8le a' suts will have com-
' l,lLle jurisdiction over a large aiea
for a period of 6 weeks. The lake
lis over a mile square, and there are
' thousan.-'s of acres of woodland at
and around the camp which the
..,,!-,. ,,.i Ik-i,
"a v - ",c "i'i"" ,,"s
gether as a unit for a week.
The cost for one week of camp is
$10.00 per scout. For each additional
week, the cost will be S9.00 per
scout. The location of Lake Single
tary is four miles below White Lake
and 13 miles from Elizabethtown.
Scouts may go to Elizabethtown by
bus, and be transported to camp in
., , ,.
the camp truck
1! The Camp Staff this year will in
clude 5 men and 11 senior scouts, in
addition to troop leaders.
I touniana vt . Bauer, acout exe-
Carroll Tinsley. assistant scout exe
cutive, will be in charge of the dining
hall; C. M. Gaskins, field scout exe-
oii'ltp it -111 la U'dtni-ffrtnt A i r- "!
j Q , L field scout executive,
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Capt. W. M. Currie
Jap Prison Ship
People of Raeford who knew Capt.
anj Mrs. W. Mark Currie. residents
here during 1940, will regret to learn
0f the death of Capt. Currie, which
Was recently announced by the Jap
anese government on June 16.
He was being transferred with
1775 0ther prisoners of war
Caot. Currie. a native of Enid,
Okla., live-i in Raeford for about a
year with the John McGoogans. He
was transferred to the Philippines
arriving there just a few days before
war was declared. Captured at Cor
regidor, he was interned there for
sometime until shortly before his
death when he was being transferred
to a camp on the Jaj) home islands.
The Officers Wives club met Thurs
ltiay with Mr3- Younger Snead and
.' T R r ester Ir Mrs Townes
Ml B' .t 6 ' ' , C. "1
Pd'd 'hf ao.er.ee of the vice
1 . D. LCM1
Jr., was elected chair
man of the club.
High score in bridge was won by
Mrs. Jordon. low in rummy by Mrs.
Turner and bingo prize by Mrs. Vol
ttorne. Guests of the club were Mrs.
Lawrence McNeill and Miss Florence
The club will meet Thursday, July
3, with Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Kamm.
Anyone just moving here please call
Mrs. T. B. Lester, Jr., telephone 4181.
Brother Of Mrs. Seate
Dies At Apex
APEX William Carey Holland.
79, of Ap.x. died at Rex hospital
n Raleigh Friday morning after a
lingering ;ilr.es. He was the son of
the late Winnie Hunter Holland and
Turner T. Holland of Apex.
Funeral services were held from
the Salem Baptist church near Apex
on Sunday af'ernoon at 4 o'clock,
cqnducted by the Rev. R. E. Atkins,
assisted by the pastor of Salem
church. Interment was in the chureh
Survivors include two sisters. Mrs.
C. W. Seate of Raeford and Mrs. M.
P. Carroll of Apex: one brother, Al
sey B. Holland of Little Rock. Ark.,
and several nieces and nephews.
Entrants In Cotton
Contest Must File
Before July 1st
Hcke county farmers wishing to
enter the State Five-Acre Cotton
con'est should file application at the
county agent's office before July 1,
reports A. S. Knowles, county agent.
This contest will be based on pro
duction along with latest approved
practices in growing cotton. Further
i information can be obtained at the
'county agent's office. There are
I S3. 000 in prizes offered for those
winning in the contest.
by D. Scott Poole.
In February. 186.5, our smokehouse
was robbed. Something awoke me,
and I found mother crying. I said,
"what's the matter, mother?," and
she said, ''why child, we haven't a
thing in the world for breakfast."
! A dog was barking fiercely and some
one was urging him on. A neigh
I bor was on the trail of the rogues
who had robbed us.
j But they were too far gone to
I recover any of the stolen goods.
I Mother had sent wheat and corn to
j mill the day before, and the new
j meal an:! flour and all our supply of
j meat was gone. Two bushels of
ilea! was found in a barrel at the
head of a branch just beyond our
'spring kft behind because the ro
gues had more than they could carry.
Our nearest and good neighbors
furnished us food for breakfast.
1 We had four milk, cows and a
Hock of sheep. Father came hotne
from the Yankee prison in Elmira,
'N. Y., in the latter part of April.
Mother had not heard from him in
nine' months, but he hailed at the
front gate one morning, and we all
met him. He did not come in, though,
until he had gone to the creek,
bathed and put on fresh clothes.
Father borrowed enough bacon
from Uncle John Poole to do us that
summer, and we ate three beeves and
three muttons before hog-killing that
fall. We had chickens, and eggs in
plenty. Sweet milk, butter, eggs and
j oh, ptenty to eat, and father was
We rejoice at the prospect of peace.
But there was no assurance of real
peace. How long will the Germans
observe their promises to be good?
When the Allies beain n trv thn..dle; McKimmon, When We're Green
arch fiends for their high crimes a- j We Grow; deAguirre, Escape via Ber
gainst humanity, what will be the'lin- Tobacco Tycoon, story of James
reaction of those more-than beasts? I Buchanan Duke. Fiction: Forester,
A young German officer informed I Commodore Hornblower; Flack, Fam
the high command just a few days ilv n the HilI: Caldwell, Wide
ago that a Nazi is a German, and ' nouse Langley, Lion Is In the Streets;
all good Germans are Nazis. There Silvers. If This Be Forgetting;
you are. Judging from their work ' Slaughter, Touch of Olory.
in organizing their forces, all who
were not Nazis were either put to
death, confined in detention camps
'and killed at leisure, or starved to
death. Nazis are of opinion thatiReid, who had been sick for several
only Nazis are entitled to life, lib
erty and the pursuit of happiness.
Therefore, the inhabitants of this
earth must be hewn down to a
special few, and they are not to trust
each other, and love is an imaginary
men once imagined. HATE is to be
If the OPA were practical, they
would reduced the price of molasses
one half, and then cane growers
ouV make more sugar and less
syrup or molasses. Molasses now
sell for ten cents a pound higher,
sugar 6 'or 7 cents.
There should be more tobacco fac
tories. There are only tobacco fac-
tories now wiiere th;y were when 1
the first "malafact' tobacco was put
up. There were tobacco factories in
many North Carolina towns when
I first grew up, and those towns
flourished. But the ''trusts" put
them out of business. '
Birr. Gump has returned home,
after a year spent on a Jap infested
island, upon which he landed when
his plane had engine trouble, and
he had to bail out. He is now at
hoire. happy with little F.rdinand
The Germans made no effort to
take care of prisoners of war; that
would be kindne.-s. They are
stranger to love ani kindness. Nazis
must t; the most bae of the human
I believe I gather my views from
reading, that Germans and others
of like views, are no longer capable
of human kindness and the finer
graces. They do not respect age
nor sex. It is surprising the depths
to which they have fallen. They are
totally devoid of a'.l that is right
Their latest invention of destruc
tion is 1 rjbot bomb that will fal-
Expect To Name
It is expected that a principal foi
the Hoke High School will be named
this week, according to County Su
perintendent K. A. MacDonald. The
board has been investigating a large
number of applicants for the position
recently vacated by V. R. White, who
goes to Fayetteville Jr-Sr. high
schools next term. Mr. MacDonald
stated yesterday that a number of
very capable schoolmen have applied
for the Hoke High post and that so
many fine qualifications made the
task of the final decision difficult.
County Board To Meet
The county Board of Education
will meet next Monday morning at
9:30. MacDonald stated that a num
ber of important matters were to be
discussed at this meeting.
Major Tolar Commands
Troop Carrier Supply
A US Troop Carrier Base, European
Theatse of Operations. When the
hundreds of Troop Carrier C47s
flew in through a heavy barrage of
enemy flak and ground fire to para
chute supplies and relieve the en
circled American garrison of Bas
togne ani enable the troops there to
thwart von Rundstcdt's all-out counter-offensive,
two former Enfield
grade school buddies, Sgt. Louis N.
Cay and Cpl. Joe E. Hudgins, were
drnpmasters with the responsibility
of sending the vital material floating
The entire supply was prepared
under the direction of their com
manding officer, Maj. Gray W. Tolar
of Lumber Bridge.
Chavis Child Is
Buried In McCoIl
The 14-month old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Colon Chavis died Monday night
and was buried in McColl, S. C. Tues
day afternoon. The child's father
works with C. L. Stephens.
The following new books have
been received in the library, non
fiction: Stewart, 'Names on the Land';
Hansen, America's Role in the World
Economy; Stevens. Russia Is No Rid-
Mrs. William Lamont attended the
funeral of her sister, Mrs. J. B. Rid,
in Batestourg, S. C. Monday. Mrs.
months, died Sunday. Her husband
died just six weeks ago.
William Lamont returned Tuesday
from Moore County hospital where
he underwent an operation several
weeks ago. He is slowly recupera
ting but has to be in bed most of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Morris and
daughter are spending some time at!
Hot Springs, Ark.
Mac Poe of Sanford is visiting his
aunt, Mrs. Paul Dezerne.
Mrs. Graham Dickson and son,
George, have returned from Den
ver, Colo., where they spent a
month Avith Major Dickson, who :
Mrs. W. B. Crumpton entered Mem
orial hospital. Charlotte, today for
a nose and throat operation.
low sound waves. Their whole in
tellectual powers seem to run to
ward the destruction of all other
persous, and they have nothing re -
errbling love toward one another.
To expect a permanent peace, while
such beings in human form are on I Hokc County AAA Committee. Mr.
the earth, is tl.e height of foolish-1 Potter points out that the new order
:css. idoes not apply to corn acquired nn-
All this shows what a scientific ed- I rier contract prior to June 11.
ucation will do for human beings Corn supplies are reported to be
if spirituality is altogether neglected. I substantial but it is not g ttins t
I do not believe a sufficient change j market fast enough. In an effort
can come to either -he Germans or j 1,1 encourage movement of corn to
Japanese unless thev are educated j the markets all farmers having ex
in Christianity and its more-than-1 !ra corn on han(l should plan to sc!!
human teachirg. Keep all the adult ; now'- M" Potter said that, ac
persons in c'.ose confinement, and cor-ing to OPA. the present ceiling
each their children as thev should ; Pr;cfs on cnrn reflect parity to 'he
be is the only remedy farmers and will not be increased
An intellectual woman coiumnis
n our state said two or three years i
ago: "The worid has gone to the
Devil, and science is the goat.",
Science, without the Spirit, is a form
of paganism, a soul-devouring. Devil-
possessed human conceit.
Presbytery Will Meet
In Raeford Monday
A meeting of Fayetteville Pres
bytery has been called for Monday
Tnoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Rae
Prestoyterian church for the
of receiving into the Pres
Rev. S. E. Howie, pastor
's. V . Highland church of
Fa). , resbytery will ap-
'.' i . . . . . , ,
on 10 install
Howie i r ,
"v-v d church.
'h Committee of
the Presbyter, t .mid its monthly
meeting at 2 o -k in the pastor's
study of the church.
Stray Bullet Kills
Aberdeen, June 26. Dannie Low
der, 17, was mortally wounded by a
stray bullet while having dinner in
John Marcus Cafe here Sunday a
bou 8:30 p. m.
The shot was reported to have
been fired by W. Glenn Davis, night
policeman, in an attempt to stop a
speeding motorist passing through
tewn. Policeman Davis, according
to witnesses, attempted to shoot the
tires of the speeding motorist and
the bullet glanced, entered the win
dow of the cafe and penetrated the
neck of Lowder. He was rushed to
Moore County hospital .but died be
fore reaching it.
The young man is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Low
der of this community: four brothers
now in the armed services; and one
Mrs. George Biggs
Dies At Antioch
Mrs. Ida McNeill Biggs died at her
home in the Antioch community
Wednesday night at 11 oclock after
an illness of about 5 years. She was
the daughter of the late Mary Anne
McMillan and Henry McNeill of
Robeson county. Funeral services
were held at the Antioch Presby
terian church Friday afternoon at
4 o'clock, conducted by her pastor,
Rev. J. W. Mann. Interment was
in the church cemetery. She
is survived by her husband. George
C. Biggs; three daughters. Miss Ol
lie Biggs, Miss Hazel Biggs, Mrs. W.
T. Everleigh, all of Red Springs;
three sons, Clayton Biggs of Red
Springs, Daniel G. Biggs of Rocky
Mount and Cpl. Henry Biggs of the
United States army in Italy; one
brother, Archie McNeill, and 10 grand
Sugar ration allotments for can
ning will be mailed from the Hoke
County board as soon as an additional
supply of stamps are received, it was
stated this week. The original sup
ply allowed the board was insufficient
to fill the requests of more than
500 persons whose applications have
All who use fuel oil for heating
and hot water are asked, to get ap
plication blanks at the. Hoke ration
office immediately. All applications
must be processed by July 15. and:
prompt attention to this matter is I
3rd Quarter Truck Gas
Coupons to truck operators will .
be issued between July 2nd and j
July 15. Those calling for coupons
after July 15 will have their al
The ceiling on chicken? sold by
at F:tzsimon'si"","l,s reimcea 110m -toe ;o Joc;chascd w.,r Bonds ... .h
1 effective June 22.
j Chicken Ceiling
More Grain Diverted
The new WFA order, restricting
the use of grain for alcohol or ex-
IP01 - , wi!I divert more corn to live-
-iuc-n. ueu aim 10 inausiriai proces-
sors, says T. D. Potter, chairman
No Court Tuesday
No cases were heard in county
court Tuesday. Only three cases
were on the docket and these were
postponed until next week due to
Lumbee Coop Gets
$154,000 Loan For
"C" Project Submitted To RF.A
To Serve 7.0 Customers In
An allotment of $!54.0i)0 from til?
Rural Electrification Authori'y v.'jJ
announcei this week fur the Lumbee
River Electric Membership Coo,era
tive. it was stated yesterday by D.
J. Dalton, manager.
This loan to be made to the co
operative is to cover construction of
a part of the "B" project which was
approved by the REA a number 0'
years ago, and construction of whi
was halted by war freezes of crit:eal
materials. Mr. Dalton stated that
materials had been released frarn
priority ratings, but that due to cur
rent labor conditions it was doubtful
that construction would be s'artei
With 720 customers assigned for
service when construction is com
pleted a third project was recently
completed and submitted by the Lum
bee coop to the REA for approval.
These extensions would be 230 m;ie.5
in length, and w'ould serve residents
of Hoke, Robeson and Scotland oun
ties. The cooperative now has SOI
miles of line in operation with 13001
customers. The "B" projee" will
be 220 miles long and serve 757 cus
tomers, it was said.
Tobacco Twine Supply
Is Short-Save It.
To avoid a possible ihi.'tage of
tobacco twine, it must be usei con
servatively, says T. D. Pot'er, chair
man Hoke County AAA Committee.
Mr. Potter states that in 134. the
cotton yarn industry produced 614
000 pounds more tobacco twine than
the War Food Administration's es
timated requirements of 1,586,000
pounds. This year, however, with
requirement! of 1,806.000 pounds,
production of only 1,860.000 is sche
duled. This leaves a margin af only
The AAA leader points Dut that
twine manufactured last year and
still in the hands of farmers and
dealers provided the only cushion
if this year's production should prove
inadequate. As a means of conser
ving this material, Mr. Potter urge
all farmers and dealers in Hoke
county, having tobacco twine car.-iei
over from last years heavy produc
tion, to use it only for tobacco pur
poses. Farm Committee
Te Be Abandoned
The services of the Hoke County
Farm Transportation Committee,
which has been serving the farmers
in the county in connection with the
Office of Price Administration ani
the Office of Defense Transporta
tion, will not be 'available after
June 30, 1945.
After June 30., all farmers will
make their applications for gasoline
and fuel oil at their local OPA board
instead of their AAA office.
Esso Allots $1,000
To Hoke Bond Quota
J. N. Bridgman. field super-;
with headquarters ir. Fayet'ev
announced today that S'..niard
m., ., ,. ..f V ... T. ..-I
$500,000 in North ('.,: i : 1 in con
nection with the 7th W..r Loar. drive
In i.ne with the company's policy o!
allocating this purchase a. von? ti'.t
100 counties of North C.n i'.ir.j ir
proportion to each county's quota
Hoke county has beer, allj'ej Sl.O1-)
The county canneiy. i ' -,.! or,
the grammar schoo'. grur.ii tn Rae
ford. is now in ooe. ;,ioi:. Per m;
in'ere.-tcd In hnvir.J fooifuffs can
ned may make arrsr.Jte:-e"s ir
processing the r by see.'1? V.'. P. Phil
lips, agricultural teacher )t H)l-:e
hUh. who is in charge 'he plant.
The regular quarterly Communion
service will be held 1:1 the Pres
by'erl.m church Sunday morning at
11 o'clock. The attention if all the
members of the church is called to
A cordial in.-itation is extended to
311 people in Raeford whose church
.membership is in churches eisewhere.
A hearty welcome will be accordei
all Christian people) this service.