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The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 5
RAEFOKD. i. C ; THURSDAY. JULY 5th. 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
H'lnwd by Western Newspaper Union.
MEET APPROVAL "
WASHINGTON. The t.ve of men
Mr. Truman is beinging into gov
ernment is likened by some to Coo
lidge or Harding, and the assembling '
personality ot his whole regime is
being run Into that past character
niche, especially by bewildered and
It is a bad simile, inaccurate and
of no value except for political oppo
sition. You cannot find the person
ality counterpart of this administra
tion in the past. It is something new.
I Look into the first one, John S.
Snyder, head of the Jesse Jones
, financial empire
(not considering yet
the fresh cabinet
men). He is a bank
er Drougm in 10
handle the biggest
banking business in
the history of the
world, the people's
and associated lend-
. ing ventures, which
I J. S. Snyder the radical clique
' wanted to place in
Ithe hands of a man who knew noth
ing of banking.
Nothing like Mr. Snyder happened
in the Harding or Coolidge era.
Why he was not even president of
the First National bank of St. Louis
from which Mr. Truman extract
ed him. He was a reasonably young
vice president, with no gray hair,
no wrinkles, a clear round open face
genial, open-talking. In experience,
appearance and every other way, he
was about as far from New York
banking leadership as you could get
and still obtain experience and
! knowledge. (He did not rate Who's
First thing Mr. Snyder did also
rates only as an obscure paragraph
from the press associations. He.
found six lending agencies under
RFC functioning with six separate
.staffs, costly individual parapherna
lia of bureaucracies by order of
I Mr. Snyder had his staff write a
new law consolidating this absurd
"duplication. The congressional bank
ing eommJttee Introduced It The bill
ipassed the senate unanimously,
without objection, Tuesday, and will
shortly receive the same approval
of the house.
Now it required no superior abil
ity for Mr. Snyder to start out this
new way. Any man with a fresh
outlook and ordinary common sense
might have done it, but in view of
the contrary spirit prevailing in
Washington for so long, his simple
step stood out like a new beacon of
hope. Mr. Snyder would be a good
man for secretary of the treasury,
and I think he will get the job.
Look into Edwin W. Pauley, Tru
man's leader of the Allied Repara
whose head is being
projected into the
bear's mouth in
Moscow now. Paul
ey maie a million
or so in California
oil, but he looks
like en oil worker.
His ham-hand hand.
shake could make V
your teeth rattle. He Sy
is towering in
neigm, eui a ratner
young man as in- E.W.Pauley
go and a sharp oil fields trader.
No one ever saw his likes under
Harding or Coolidge, where the
choices for such work ran to men
like Dwight Morrow, the Morgan
partner, and Charlie Dawes, the big
gest Chicago Banker.
Mr. Pauley will step higher in this
government, probably to Mr. Sny
der's job if Snyder goes to treas
ury. Or look again into Bob Hannegan,
the new postmaster general (begin
ning July 1) who re
quires another look
in view of his sharp
ly advanced emi
nence in this new
regime. He is sec
ond man to Truman
It was Hannegan
who brought Pauley
in here as treasurer
,, - r r i 0f the) Democratic
' I 1. Baaaefu National committee
for Roosevelt. They
all are of the tarn stripe, Snyder,
Pauley, and Hannegan, aggressive,
un tired, sharp men from the middle
'class, hard knocked, experienced,
A f l
In Full Swing
In Border Area
Markets Open August 1 In This
Area; Crop Turning Out Good.
LUMBERTON, July 3. Tobacco
farmers in the Border Belt are be
ginning their rush to cure and grade
the crop in preparation for the mar
ket opening.on August 1st at markets
in the Border Belt. All farmers in the
close area are now busy curing, while
those to the extreme parts of the north
and west territory will begin to cure
"The crop is turning out all right
and prospects for a good selling sea
son are stimulating the farmers," ac
cording to the semi-monthly crop'
condition report ju9t issued by Jas
per C. Hutto, supervisor of the Lum
berton tobacco market. "Good rains
have fallen in almost every section,
and the plants continue to grow."
The supervisor said the damage I
done by hail and the recent tropical j
storm has been well offset by the
accompanying heavy rains. The su
pervisor also stated in his report that
some farmers are declaring they have
the best crops they have ever had,
though he says this it not the general
situation. He reports the poundage
per acre perhaps will be below that
of last year's bumper crop.
Raeford people who knew Bettie
and Wayne Jones, who were at Ft.
Bragg several years ago, will be
interested to know that they are re
turning to Raeford. He is now a
captain. They will have an apart
ment at Mrs. Paul Dickson's .
Sgt. Lester Wilson, who has been
in Raeford and at Pope Field for
quite a while, ha3 been transferred
to Kellogg Field, Mich. He and
Mrs. Wilson gave up their apartment
at Mrs. Dickson's and left for their
new post today.
Sgt. and Mrs. Bob Cutter spent
the week end at Ingrams Beach.
They spent Friday night at the McDonald-Thomas
Lt. and Mrs. S. K. McDuffie of
Pope Field have taken an apartment
at Mrs. J. R. Hamptons.
No Pay For Services
A large group of teachers, who are
actively engaged in training rural
boys and girls in North Carolina, is
composed of volunteer individuals,
who do not receive any money for
their services and very little public
recognition of their efforts.
These teachers are the Rural
Neighborhood Leadors, who assist
4-H boys and girls in planning and
developing their farm and home ac
tivities, according to L. R. Harrill,
State Club Leader of the Extension
Service at State College.
When new officers are elected early
in the year and the 4-H club mem
bers select the various activities
which they will follow, such as gar
dening, dairying, poultry, home ma
king, and the like, they also select
outstanding farm men and women to
aid them in carrying through their
It is, of course, physically im
possible for the county agents and
home demonstration agents to visit
all of the 4-H members as often as
help is needed and hence rural
neighborhood leaders in each sec
tion of the county are selected by
the boys and girls themselves, to
who.n they can turn for assistance.
Last year there were 5.023 of
these rural "teachers" in North Caro
lina and they rendered exceptional
services to the rural young people
with whom they cooperated and to
the agricultural progress of the state,
Hannegan certainly knows more of
inside Washington than anyone who
has been around here in a long time.
The one characteristic these men
have in common is that th y want to
give good government. I do not
know whether they can, but they
want to. I em inclined to think they
may succeed to unexpected propor
tions because their minds are not
disturbed by idealogies.
They ere not reactionaiy or even
conservative. They are liberals, but
ihey do not want to fight, hate, and
till everyone who does not agree
nth them on every subject.
Printing Training For
Newspapers may be able to solve
part of the present labor shortage
by taking advantage of provisions
made by the Federal Government
for Uie training of discharged veter
als of Worli War II.
Public Law 16, which provides
certain benefits for disabled veter
ans, allows liberal compensation to
disabled soldiers, who wish to take
training by actiul work in some in
dustry instead of attending vocation
al school or college. Under the
provisions of this ,law, a disabled
veteran desiring tc learn to be a
printer or an operator, might be
assigned to a newspaper shop for a
period up to four years to learn the
trade. During the training period,
this discharged veteran would be
allowed a compensation of $92 a
month, if single. If married, he
would receive $11.50 extra and $5.95
a month for each child.
Report For June
Twelve home demonstration clubs
met in Hoke county in June with
an attendance of 133. The demon
stration at the meetings was on "The
Control of Garden Insects." Gar
den leaders gave the demonstrations
at the Wayside, Pine Forest, Antioch,
Blue Springs,. Arabia and Rockfish
meetings, and the agent was present
to give the demonstration at the Mt.
Pleasant, Little River, Ashmont, Mil
douson, Raedeen and Allendale clubs.
food preservation was the subject
discussed with neighborhood leaders
during the month. Ten canning de
monstrations were held with 57 people
The home agent spent June 5th in
Lumberton attending a meeting of
the home agents in the district.
Miss Verna Stanton and C. M.
Brickhouse, district home and farm
agents spent the morning of June 12
with the farm and home agents.
A canning demonstration was giv
en to a group of colored women at
tending the pre-natal clinic in the
County Health department on the
afternoon of June 14th.
A group of neighborhood leaders
met at the home of Mrs. Barney
Brown in the Buchan community.
Plans are being made to organize a
club in that community in July.
Club women furnished hams, chic
kens, canned food, and eggs, butter
and sugar for cakes for the Bond
Rally which was held in the Raeford
Armory on the evening of June 20.
The new can sealer recently pur
chased by the county for the home
agent's use has been borrowed by
a number of people during June. The
dehydrater, owned by the REA has
been in use also.
Sixty bed-side bags arm. thirty
pairs of bedroo.n shoes were dis
tributed to be made by club mem
bers for the Red Cross.
E. 0. McMahan and Miss Grace
Newell, farm and home agents of
Scotland county, spent the morning of
June 29th in the agents' offices and
discussed 4-H camp which is to be
held July 30-August 4.
The home agent attended a meet
ing of the County Library boar.i and
assisted with several Kiwanis sup
pers during June.
Fifty five library books were chec
ked to club women at club meetings.
Josephine Hall, home agent.
County Cannery To
Open Tuesdays And
Fridays Each Week
The county cannery will be open
for processing foodstuffs for the
public each Tuesday and Friday, it
was stated yesterday by W. P. Phil
lips, vocational teacher of the high
school who is operating the plant this
The hours of operation are from
9 until 5 each of these days, and Mr.
Phillips especially requests that all
foods to be processed be at the plant
not later than 2 p. m. Arrangements
for canning should be made the day
prior to the time you expect to bring
the foodstuffs and 'hese can be
made by seeing, wr.u.ig or phoning
Mr. Phillips or Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Charges for processing are 3c per
pint or 4c per quart.
Foodstuffs should be ready for
processing when brought to the plant,
or the owners should bring sufficient
help for preparing the food. Mr.
Phillips states that if demand in
creases for the use of the plant an
additional day will be added, to the
A total of 137 farmers sold 14,121
pounds of wool with an advance of
$5.39923 on the wool in the co
operative pool at Williarr.ston.
Vance County U finding that its
scrub bull eradication campaign is
County Hi School
Scotland Countv Native Sue-
i , v n n'i,:i. rnmi.c Ho
From Candor. I
C. H. McGregor, principal at Can
dor schools for the past
was elected principal of the Hoke
County high school this week, it was
stated today by K. A. MacDonald,
superintendent of county schools.
Mr. McGregor is a native of Scot-
land county and a graduate of Duke
university. For eleven years he was
a teacher and principal of the Or-
rum high school in ,ty;son county
and for the past fiv . ;. tie has
been principal of the -r dis-
trict schools. For seve.
he has taught courses iy 'tion
in the summer school at A . han
State teachers college at i .
Recently he was elected t oa
of the Winecoff consolidated
in Cabarrus county, one oi uu o-
crpt rural schools in thp state. V.
.... . . '... i V
Que 10 living cunuiiiuns lie icsir.
that place to accept the principai
He is married and his wife is a
grammar grade teacher and has been
elected to a position in the Raeford
school. They have one cliild, a son
aged nine. They have moved their
furniture to Raeford and expect to
occupy the house now occupied by
Mr. ana iwra. "'""I term of Superior court for the rob-
they move to Fayettey.lle to take up.y of cothing and other personal
their new work with the city schools
IN UNIFORM '
Lt. Plummer Wins
Lt. W. E. (Billy) Pluxmer, sonan axe upon his mother, Mary E.
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Plummer oi
Rt. 2, Raeford; is among that group
of the 362nd Fighter Group recently
accorded the unique distinction of be
ing awarded the Oak Leaf cluster to
its Presidential Unit Citation.
Within the 15 months of combat
in Europe, Lt. Plummer's group has
been awarded twice, the citation "for
outstanding achievement that best
exemplified the value of tactical air
power on the field of battle." A hol
der of the air medal with six Oak
Leaf Clusters, the Hoke county boy
has completed a total of 78 mis
sions over Germany. He was with
the group on March 16 when 175
Thunderbolts flew 44 missions to de
stroy or damage 420 German mili
tary transports, seven armored ve
hicles and tanks, 11 locomotives and
192 railroad cars, several gun
emplacements, and rendered 14 roads
or railroads ineffective as well as re
ceive its second Presidential Unit
Citation for service that cay.
Lt. Pluxmer is a graduate of Hoke
high school. He received his silver
wings at Victoria. Texas, in the
sprint; of "44, and has been with
the 3fi2nd group overseas for seven
During h-s 29 months in the avrnj -
and his seven months service over -
seas, he has amrr.assed a total of
116 points toward discharge. At pres-'ago
ent he is with his group in the ETO
awaiting further orders, and with
such an ' outstanding record of ac-
hievement in Europe, chances are
the 362nd will be making further
history before the war is won.
George White To Enter
Navy Radar School
George White leaves for the navy.
July 27. He has passed the physical.
aptitude snd radar tests
been assignen the rank of seaman,
first class. After one month of ' Boot"
training, probably at Great Lakes,
Mich., he will enter radio technician
school. George bas co.rpleted one
year at State college where he made
the honor roll each quarter.
Lt. D. B. McFadyen spent several
days with homcfolks here while en
route to Fort Bliss, Texas, from
Newport News, Va.
Pvt. and Mrs. Oscar Taylor of
Winston-Salem are visiting Mrs. Tay
lor's mother, Mrs. F. M. Clarke. Pvt.
Taylor was recently liberated fnr,
a Nazi prisoner of war camp where
he had been held for eleven months.
Neill Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Cox, has received his dis
charge from the army after a seven
Will Make Photo
Buyers July 12
All children 12 years of age or
under who are purchasers of War
j Bonds or in whose names bonds have
been bought during the 7th
I la" Campaign which ends
urday of this week are urged to
be present at the Hoke High school
,at 10 o'clock next Thursday morn-
five years.;"' -"'-' """"
g. lUJ Will UC IlldUC
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, chairman of
children's sales for the county, asks
that all mothers make a special ef
fort to get their children there
promptly. She states that from re-
, active he sa)e? of bonds tQ
j chudren js obabI one of the
, outstanding counties of the country ,
respect..- A story of these sales
News-Journal, and then will be sent
to the Treasury Department for use
in promotion of these sales in the
8th War Loan drive to be held this
iSaxi Driver Held
Under $750 Bond
Noah "Cannonball" Carlisle, Rae-
; of $750 ,Q await tral in ,he August
articles from the home of Jennings
T. Maultsby, on March 6.
Carlisle and several women were
taken into custody two weeks ago
following an extended investigation
of the robbery. Earlier statements of
the taxi driver implicated the women
in the theft, but later statements
made to county officers cleared the
women and they have been released.
STqne of the articles, including 2 elec
tric fans, a toaster, a bath robe, three
hams and a number of articles of
mens clothing has been recovered.
Thomas Lewis Galbraith, negro,
costs for driving drunk. He had
drivers license. Kim McGill. neero.
nloaHori nni imiltv of assault with
McGill, during an argument over
their respective parts of a joint crop.
Judgement was continued until next
Tuesday, and McGill was released
under $200 bond, so that he could
make some arrangements for the har
vesting and curing of his part of the
Hoke Honor Roll
The following names are men from
Hoke County to be added to the honor
roll, listing names of men in the
Taylor, David Andrew
McCrimmon, Neill Raymond
Childress, Warren G.
Blue, James Sumner
Baucom, Howard Atlas
McGregor, John A.
Campbell, Archie Thomas
Core, William Chester
McMillan, Tommie Lewis
Morrison, George Luther
Sea ford, Henry Lee
year period of service. He is the
! second son of Mr. and Mrs. Cox
! to be discharged. Cpl. Ralph Cox
having been released some weeks
from the famous 101st Airborne
( Infantry. A third son, Freddie, is
j in the South Pacific,
Pfc. Robert Daniels received his
j discharge from the Army at Camp
Gordon on last Thursday after ser
ving five years. He served for a
time in the American defense and
then was overseas for three years.
James Gordon Currie has again
been promoted. He is now Lt. Colonel
a'nd executive officer of his regi
ment. Lt. Col. Currie is one of the
young men of his rank, being 26
years old. He is now on his W3y
home front Europe.
B. B. Cole, Jr.. AMM 3-c, USN.
is spending a 15-day leave with his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Cole.
He has just returned from six months
duty on Bermuda, where he w
flight engineer on a PBM patrol bom
ber. Lt. Sonny Blue is at home on
a short leave in Timberland with
his mother, Mrs. Anna Patch Blue.
Pvt. John B. McBryde of Camp
Plauche, New Orleans, is spending
a 10-day furlough with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McBryde.
That large Scuppernong grape vine
that has no grapes is probably a
male vine, and will never bear.
Dies Of Stroke
Funeral Services Today Fop
Prominent Blue Surins Far-
James Wilmer McBryde, aged 57
one of the county's leading farmers,
died at his home in Blue Springs
township early the morning of July
4th. Mr. McBryde was taken ill at
about eleven o'clock Tuesday night
and suffered a stroke about an hour
later. He died at 3:30 a. m. without
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at the home on the Laur
inburg highway at 4 p. m. The Rev.
W. B. Gaston will conduct the ser
vices. Burial will be in Raeford ceme
Mr. McBryde, the son of the lata
C. B. and Sallie McBryde of this:
county, was one of the county's pro
gressive farmers, and operated a
lumber and hardware business als.
He was a member of Bethel Pres
byterin church and was on th
church's board of deacons.
He is survived by his wife, Mr.
Mary Dalton McBryre- two daugh
ters, Mrs. Kenneth Grimm and Mrs.
Emmett Smith: two brothers, Clar
ence and Foster McBryde: 3nd threa
sisters, Mrs. Hattie Warner, Airs.
Pearl Love and Miss Maggie Mc
Overseas July 1
Special postal regulations for mail
ign of newspapers to service men
stationed overseas went into effect
July 1st. Briefly these new rule3
1. A written request must be mad
by each serviceman to whom the
subscription is started or renewed
after July 1st. Subscriptions on rec
ord prior to that date, whose timf
has not expired, may be completed.
Those expired must be discontinued.
2. Record of requests and of sub
scriptions paid-in-advance for all
overseas mailing must be kept for in
spection by the local postmaster.
The above rulings are in effect for
all branches of the service and in
clude all overseas to men in Army,
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,
at Fleet Post Offices at New York
and San Francisco.
To Great Success
H. C. Boger of Mocksvilie. Davie
County, has proved the truthful
ness of the old saying that the far
mer may be down but he is never
Last fall when pigs were selling
at $1.50 a piece in his section, B)
ger found himself with 15 shoats
and no chances of sale ar.-.ong hi3
neighbors. Did he decioe to quit the
hog business? The answer was an
emphatic "NO" spelled with capital
letters. Boger had been raising
hogs and mule eo'.is fr a r.u r.ber of
years and he was nj'. the man t
quit when conditions were against
County Agent George Hobson says
that Boger designed some self-feeders
out of scrap lumber and put hu
shoats on feed about December 15,
when they averaged about 80 pounds
each. Roger's record shows that
they consumed 100 bushels of corn
at $1.50 a bushel and $79 worth of
protein supplement, consisting of
equal parts of soybean meal, cot
tonseed meal, and fish meal.
When the hogs were killed and
dressed at home, and sold on the
local irarket at 20 cents a pound, the
run was slightly over $600. The
total cost of feed, pigs, and extia
Woot was about $3 )0. according to
Boger. The failure oT last fall had
been turned into a sjecessful farm
"If we had more men with Boger's
foresight, the meat shortage would
not be nearly so great as it is," HjO
New Hours Given
For Ration Office
The Hoke county rationing office
nas announced tnat, oeginning on
Monday, July 9th, the following hours
will be in effect:
Monday through Friday the office
will be open daily from 9 a. m.
until 2 p. m.
Saturdays the office will be opea
from 9 a. m. until 3 p. m.