liondpn, Junc^ iChtar-
fdull, ^ting iMpRliai^
hjwjbbf Up life bptore liis ci^tics
in 1p^ ii id^ ‘ ioday
tot ii lo^ as to~^rM(.Qi;wdn> war
. wader he going to st^e' xntoF
than stand st^ to M;‘tiiA.hr than
risk inaction ito anmndier.
This, he said witout'nsplogy.v^s
his ciuKce betwym die^-'toriUe al-
t^atives” ofteed him on. Crete knd
this would'he to tp the end.
He rejected,a ‘shiap /‘np,”
suggei^ons for to- formatoi bf ah
imperial war cabinet
- Won’t fc^laiB.
He said flatly tot he^ could not
and lyou^d not explain every - Brit
ish defeat—because sudi > explaria
\ 'tions hrould help to axis^ would .be
only partial and not hiformati^e as
'^o the conduct of the 'war as a
whole and because: .“Defeat'is bit
ter. It is. no use trying to explain
defeat. People do not like. defeat
..and they do not Ifte explanations
.... there is only one answer to
defeat. The only answer to defeat
He tuthed sharply upm his chief
accuser — Leslie. Htwe-BeUsha, a
former war secretary — said
.that, whUe he welcome^^sdch crit^
cism as had-been pht ih'J|e house,
there was otfae^ criticisnr ^ ^’calcu-^^
iated to give (me to feeUng .ot a
challenge to to secu^ of to bd-
His vpibe tight, with
i tvom Nb#
> “I have .tids ^ to house,
. it reached nw ft^'the
. & chief 'bf #b. inid^> east, bii% he
how intonhs tot a mistake; arose
;iri>m to hict piai«^n^ 4i^ps
idter lmidihK,M drovo a
Inumbif bt '^^mwets hhdidhg
.. with tom shd before tom
arose tot tor toe in Wto^igrid
tihitorm." , ^
The disasto of: Crete, to prime
:jninister said fratiiEly, hras “a som
ber and ferbcibiBitole” whidi had
been costly to Britain—but Ger-
maiw, too. fWi Ito said, to nazi
had^lost 4H6M tEtoB dropmed, 12,
000 killed or wounded andt tohghUff
planes and bombeto an^ iW troop
transport bhthaft'^'' agatost British
.losse bf 15,000 ton ktod, wounded
or taken prisoner.
Finally, turning ttom Crete as a
tragic business tot nto has finished
he offered hope for success in to
greater battle—^those of production
and those for control of to Atlantic.
.Signs notifying people not to swim
in' IhKkflsh Creric were posted by
tonthorizld persfto, ascording to
Mbyor G. W,.: Broto^ito are ®
recurrence of the usual sutoier ru
mor tot the stream is polluted. .
. Np Vtests have been toade of the
water, according to Dr. Brown, nor
has tore been. any order for the
posting of such signs. Apparently the
signs .were placed by unauthorized
persons believe that pollution
might come from the camp at the
rifle range ~on the Fprt Bragg reser
vation, it was stated yesterday, but
it wap. added tot there was little
danger' of tore to-
bause gli sewerat^ from to camp
was treated ..m-toptic tanks befozO
sfeeputg ihtb toerhtok channel.
'• ‘ • '
Farme^s^e warned that because
of to i^l^ess of the last winter,
steps shoidd be token at once to:
protect cotton crop from to threat:
of boll weevil damage, according to
County Agent, A S. Knowles.
Through an intensive protective
campaign last year, coupled •with
favorable weather, during to winter
and to growing season. North Caro
lina farmers were able to hold weevil
damage to one percent, as contrasted
with '23 per cent in 1939, and 26 per
cent in. 1938. Although the damage
in 19^ ^as small, infestation appear
ed .^l;,iatb.cotts^ and';ptobably re-
sulti^'in?« of weevUs
hepy^.t;vtoto p^totive measures
ate placed in eftot. !
.► / > «•", I
' J, S', j
mpr^ce. The mixture can be made
jg'^ixing one pbund calcium arsmi-
dl^t, one .gj^c^ motosses, and
to gaUbn «of wto^ '€>niy enough of
to .mtotto :..bhould .be prepared to
E -^te^r as to. mixto^'
will spur and ,(»use injury to the
I'he usual custom after a good bot-
tbh year is to let up in to:“weevff
fight.” It may be more important itb
apply control methods this year thdii
ever before. The weather conditions
during "duly and Augpst will deto-^
mine'to a large extent the damage
hat may be expected. Since there
is no way to determine to condi
tions at tot time, it is advisable to
start control measurers early, Know
LUCIUB^'^^^ COIFFURE: X colorful personality, both on imd off
the acrcen^.hiKille Ball dbplays 'dda new hair arrangetont marked hy
ita noth of toph'iaticated informality. Hiss Ball’s stock as a mmMli—
has akyrockeied aa the effect of her work in RKO Radio’s “A Girl, a Gny
and a Gob.”
In County Court
County OotAt Tuesday provided
an unexciting group of cases in
which all defendants pleaded guilty
to charges preferred except William
MePhatter who was convicted of as
sault with deadly weapon and given
a 60 day tentence on the roads. The
sentence was supended up(m payment
of $10 and costs.
Eddie Jordan, driving drunk, lost
his license for a year and drew a
60 day sentences suspended on pay
ment of $50 and cost; John Oliver
,Evtto,''VHolation of road laws, costs;
Helen Pai]|^, driving without license,
30 days, su^PS^ed on payment of
costs; Jesse MS ■'^^sey,drunk and
damage to property ,co^t^^:la^ence W.
Smart, violation of road law, costs;
John B. Jones and Eliza Jane Purcell,
pleaded guilty to fomification and
adultery and were each given 30
days; Jones was found guilty of as
sault with deadly weapon and got an
additional 30 day sentence, suspended
upon payment of costs; Neill McLean,
drunk and disorderly, 30 days; and
Ollie Brown, assault with deadly^
weapon and damage, 3 months su
spended on payment of damaaps
Buy: Coal Now
At Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg, N. C., June 10, 1941r—
Cpntra!ts for to epntoietto of 64
mobilization type buflfttoga and 20
regimental diapris at Fort Bragg
have been awatod to V. P. Loftis
ebnapany, of Ctorlotte, who submittr
ed a hid of $780,000 for this lump
sum ebnstruation, accortoig to an
announcem^ by Lt. Col. Lawrence
L. Simp^RSC Construct^ Quarter
master. this mornhig
Woik will beghi immediately and
to completion date is pchtoi^ 10th.
To ito contructod under tois auth
orization are 14 Standard 63 man
barracks, a 170 inan mess hall, two
theaters, a service did), oRicers and
T^urses mCM haU, hoat^ quarters,
officers recreation buUdi^, one in
duction buildinfl, me a^totoation
building^^and othw toitos and
recreatioSpl I^cURIm. Also induded.
In this autoririlitlto) to 18 motor
raFalr shofES, 18 gasolto stations
and 6 stoitouses.
Sign - Up
Mr. Lester says that as a whole,
•good cooperation has been had by
to land owners in signing up their
land for to use bf maneuvers in the
fall. However, there are still a few
who have hot signed up. Some of
to cards have b^nteturned because
to address of tto person was not
correct, aiid perhaps by neglect of the
land owners who do not realize the
immrtance of rignmg .up their land.
Jwe l4th tos been sb't as the dead
line for official signing up of land.
Afto that date Col. Harrison will
no longer have anything to do with
to clyilian;irirt of thej-mmeuvers in
to faU. Those who have .not returned
toir cards, reg|p*dless of to reason,
will be reported, to the govei^ment
as refusing to give the government
permission to use their land for
Mr. Leder says, though, that a
land owner may sign np after ffie
15th if he sq deaRe, but it is much
better to haye ;^ur card in by fee
15th of Jt^e,' felKiftore he urg^ sail
land ownto wto Seve not yet re
turned ttieb cards io. do so immecU-
ately so that Hoke jdbtmty may re
port one hundred peir cenjh
The 20 diapto seiding 362
a^ eari) sidp Pto Otou, re-
program throughout to country.
Five of these located
in the Ninth Divisloti at Fort Bragg.
Five for lyfalte trobpe pui oue for
colored troops be ffliaced in the.
Field ArtUlery Reptoeihto l^eihing
Center, and the ottto vrill be placed
^ various otor atto on the Posts.
WASHINGTONf, ‘8une' IQ.-Anti-
cipating “very grave, daitoi^'" di 8
shortage” of coal next . wittter»^ to
government urged househotors
throughout to (x>untry tonight to
buy winter coal now.’^>.
At the same tiine Ick^'
removed to quahfibi^bn “probably”,
from forecasts of an oil shoriage
aijd said definitely that eastenieis
gasoline for their fllte' t^f/prbhably
less oil to heat thto* l^omes.” No
indication was' given, however, as
to when restii^hn would be imposed.
Both (xnl :biid oil shortages are
threatened ho^ by lack of supplies
but by the demands to" defense
program is making on transportation
facilities. The coal shortage may be
avoiddi, officials said if to campaign
for summer buying succeeds.
Ickes, as defense petroleum co
ordinator, proposed in a formal state
ment that “all of us” reduce gaso
“1. By reducing our driving speeds;
“2. By refraining from non-essen
“3. By less hasty getaways in city
“4 By adjusting our cars for maxi
mum fuel efficiency so that no gaso
line will be belched through the ex
“All of us can give up some* plea
sure driving,” he added. “We will be
glad to make such a small sacri
fice. I also suggest that all of us see
that his oil burner is in good condi
tion. It ■ will be healthier too, and
more economical if we keep our
homes a little cooler next winter.”
The appeal to “buy winter coal
now” was issued by the consumer
counsel, with endorsement of the
Reported Sunk By
RIO DE JANEIRO, JUne 10.—
Swvivois of the sunken Robin Moor
declared she was “torpedoed by a
German submarine” in the South At
lantic, Capt. Waldemar Lucio Pereira,
•skipper of the rescuing Brazilian
steamer Ozorio, radioeid the Associ
ated Press tonight.
Forty-six persons, including three
women and one child, were aboard
Tthe' TfobStii''M!obr^’'Wbeff* gh
dbwp- May 21. The Ozorio picked up
No trace of the 35 others who took
to lifeboats has been found aside
from a few pieces of floating luggage
and a child’s toys, the Ozorio cap
tain said. . ,
Doe Wednesday Night
The. Ozorio and her 11 survivors
are due at Recife, Brazil, ’ at 11
p. m; (9 p. m, E. S. T.) tomorrow
night. Further details of the Robin
Moor’s fate are expected ton.
The 11 surviveX’s were described
as being in fai^ good ph^^cial
condition •despitg’'^'ffieir ex^ustion
after spending 18 days in an open
boat without adequate water sup
plies under the broiling equatorial
The radiogram from Capt. Wal-
deraar Lucio Pereira said:
“Survivors said the Robin Moor
was torpedoed by a German sub
marine. Oterip due Recife Wednes
day at 11 pv m, (9 p. m., E. S. T,
Signed, Captain, Osorio.”
To Meet Friday
Night, June 13tli
A massv meeting ^ Cptmty
Merch^ts and Cdtteh tomrirs
be heid Friday ^line 1$ at
To place Hoke County on to
roster of hmor coontiet of the
United Service Organization we luve
to exceed our quota in to drive for
funds whid) will be conducted Fri
day, stated Cecil Dew, comity chair
man, yesterday in announcing the
complete plans to the USO drive.
This is one of the. greatest defolse
services to whidi every citixen,
business house and industry can and
should contribute, and be assured
that every dollar wiU be spent judi
ciously and to the very best advant
age. The members organization of
the USO are thoroughly conversant
with the conations about the train
ing centers and are best able to
carry on the welfare and recreational
activities to to soldiers, stated Mr.
The USO is composed of the YM-
CA,, YWCA, National Catholic Com
munity service, the Jewish Welfare
Board and the National Travelers
Aid dssociatiem. These organizations
haye pooled their facilities and are
cooperating closely through the co
ordinating bmty to render the best
service to tiie men in the services.
In discussing the work of the USO
it was pointed out by General Geo-
-rge C. MarsfaaU, (diief of staff of the
U. S. Army, in a recent statement
that “No matter how fine your equip
ment, no matter how abimdant, if
you don’t have morale you had better
save your mon^. The chief danger
this nation faces today is tiiat oar
o , 1 - At - ^liritual development has not quite
8 o clock in fee/'Ctorihouse to a kept pace .wife our idQrsrialdevelop-
offic^ of production management,
admtotration and fee (x>nsumer ad-
Mra. I. ‘ H. Sliankle, BBis Arls
Bhahlrte, Mia$ EUidMh Qdom of
Lunaberton and dfiailH Qdom of
Ifelelgh left TuerifMr % Angola. Ind.
iih«9r are gq^ to feg
: ive.hbl>egteeo89ipuh|hiB»>f Science
r in Accoimtiiiff tide wa$fc.
There Is a shortage of nitrate of
soda d^eloping in ttiis section, it wns
stated yesterday by Cecil i)w, im
aticount of the diversion of itops
from the Chilean trade, and fee de
mand of mitotion phmit to fee
nitrates ~fQr munition ;|^ufacttjire.
Domestic produorix have been
able to. su);>ply ' fhe demand ^ fee
farming industry, a|g;MuAnfly, ||qd
many ships , which fqmerly hatjg^
the materials frbm CUie hre
diyerted. to ofeer .jhAwMds
merce for '
Paul 8Ufton, acting director of the
(XEnsumerS' coitns^t, a government
agency established to protect bit
uminous coal users, said that “It is
extremely important to gpt this coal
moved this summer. If consumers do
not buy now they may be in trouble
“Purchasing and storing of sub
stantial tonnages during fee sum
mer will lighten the peak feat move
ment of -crops and nfitional defense
produ(ffi(m will throw upon to
transport iQrstem beginning next
September,” the coinum wid.
“Summer buying and ^ragq .df
coal is advocated as 'a ferect and
substantial aid tov^titi^ defense”
The counsd/ hdrrt^eri warned
jBgitost “paniricy buyfeff at high
In a statement acxmhpanying the
appeal, Leon Henderson, price ad-
minstrator, said, “Ihrery coal emnsu-
.mer who has fee storage spaite and
the money can do his bit for to
hatioh by ordering and taking Aeii-
yety during the siumher m(»[dhs.:'Oiu
d^. should be placed now- and delj-
Last Chance For
June 14th is the closing date for
signing .applications for cotton stamps:
Those cotton farmers who have not
filed application and desire to par
ticipate in the program should not
let this opportunity pass, advises A.
S. Knowles, county agent.
Cotton stamps will begin to be
issued to eligible producers in July.
They can purchase cotton goods made
wholly of American cotton and pro
cessed by American manufacturers.
Hoke county merchants have indicat
ed feeir desire te cooperate .by ac
cepting tiotton stamps, for cotton
merchandise. By fee time stamps
are issued, merchants who plan to
cooperate will have notices in toir
store windows indicating they will
“accept cotton stamps.”
Fanners receiving stamps are urg
ed to plan their “busring” so as to
make the stamps go as far' as possible.
It is expected that ’tome made*’
cotton dresses and othnr cotton su^s-
will feature to buying.
New N’-J Op^tor
Edgar Wihtoff, of Kahnapoi^
discussion of the cotton stiunp plan,
which is expected to be put into
operation on July 1.
Plans for the meeting were an
nounced by county agent, A. S.
Knowles. All retailers and thmr
clwks and wholesalers of manufac
tured cotton merchandise are expect
P. A. Wilson of Raeford, who was
named county chairman at the
organizaton meeting, will preside.
will include" Bernard H.
tive oX surplus markets^ adminstrh*^
tion, .and Mr. Knowles.
Preliminary estimate based on the
number of cotton -termer in Hoke
county who have filed imtice
participating in fee 'program indi
cates feat county. .merchants may
expect to enjoy at ^ least. $10,000 df
new cotton business during 1941.
Complete details concerning the pro
gram will be, explained at this meet
Members* of the cotton industry
committee are P. A. Wilson, Chair
man, H. L. Gatlin, Sr., I. Mann,
George Weaver, Katie Lee Culbreth,
M. D. Yates, N. F. Sinclair,; A. W.
Wood and J. A. Hodgin.
ment” The duties of the tJSO will
be to provide care, entertainment,
and other services for the soldiers
while off duty and away ffmn fee
camp reservatiems, fee service of
such kinds are to keep iq> to spirit
and strengthen the nunale df fee
men in the uniform.
The work is carried out entire
with fimds received from private
contributions. The drive in progress
in every section of the United States
On fee committee for Hoke .County
in addition to Mr. Dew, are: Arch.
K. Stevens, Rdv. FL C. Crawfoid,
Rev. J. E. Reamy and Rev. H. K.
Tlie committee wiU ^deavor to
raise fee funds asked of Hoke County
during Friday, feoii|rii may
be giv^ to (to of fee committee at
any time wifein the next ten days if
thQT do notihafg)^ 'to '(xdl - on you
personally Otoni^ contri
butions may be mailed tq "^sril Dew,
Chairman, Reke Cbunty linil Ifeited
Service Orgsufeation Raetefd. Every
one is urged:io,coiitributt:to aid.in
this vital pa^ of fee natien’s great
national defense effort.
Board Selected To
Fort Bragg, N. C. June 10, 1941-
Post authorities announced today
that a board of officers has berii ap
pointed to recommend the selection
of specific campsites for the 1st Ar
mored Corps when the tankers arrive*
at Fort Bragg in November to parti'
cipate in First Army Manuvers. The
1st Armored Corps (Mmsists of fee
1st Armored Divisimi from Fort.
Knox, Yy., and fee 2nd Armored
Division from Fort Benning, Georgia.
The board members whose appoint
ment was annoimced are: Lt Col.
Wm. B. Yancey 89fe Infantry, Major
F. B. Porter^ 'SOfe Field Artillery,
Major Walter N. Perry, Post S-3,
Captain J. W. R. Norton, Post Medi
cal Inspector and tet Lt. Thos. H.
Garrett, of the 41sf. Engineris.
In Food PrdlFitm
A Vacation Bible Sdiool will begin
at the Baptist (diundi in Raetod
Monday morning. June lAHi at 8: 88.
This will be conducted eaife day ftrun
11:00 Monday through Friday 8:30
until 11:00. All fee ghrtd^ fr^
four through sixteen yeas cST'age,
are cordially invited regardless of
denomination. As you tead «*«
won’t you please insisi on tite
children you know to come ^ five
days next week? Beautiful certifi
cates will be gtvoi eadi who
comes every day.
Thank you for doing your very
best to attend every day June 16-20.
Interested trudeers vdio desire la
contract hauling fenestene to
county fattens should mqet iff. H.
D. Godfrey at fee eaaxdy asenfs of
fice, Friday. June 13, at 4:3S p. nt,
says A. S. Knowles, cninfy agent.
vety Jwen as Soon as prodi^
tributor and retailer can m
jii Shanfcte visited jpr _
““ W. N. Ciurie Staitluitey,
'6 >^luraed Mfe, her, ref
home Sunday aftrinoon
linotype op^tor and prihtttr, h«j
joined fee staff of fee Ntos-JouzBaL
Mr. WincA^ is a capable enrib-
man wife a wide rmife of
riioe in several of the leadteg
An active campaign has been go
ing forwaid for several wefes trying
to get every family in Hoke county
to agree to grow as ivar 100. per
cent of feeir food and feed re-
qifirements as possible, reports A. S.
Knovdes, county agmt. Letters, in-
dudtei intomation on prof^ toefi,
and ftfed requirements, wen maOad
to farte sevwri toaka ago.
Efffilosed eras a card to tin
heads of familica to sign agrering ife
coctorate in fee program, fhoty ahodt
700 out of fee 2700. te»iiee .|eeafy>
ing cards have reRnmli^
: Every family reeeivlBg a eard^lllai
hare not signed ho £i
return hy nmet mail. f '
ifeirlliiili^'lHxon is'lil at her hoine.
»rce Wmiawitori igteni Sunday
id Ufo ‘
Monday alFlolt ScrevmL
Bfir. and Mra.
Biizlim, and Mir.
Bustoss men eapect fee i^siend
run of manutectu^ grocery prod-
^ds to begin' reflecting to higher
"raw materials and labor costs in eertf
fall wbea. this year’s enrops hare been
l^tMteiad and moved.
Cafe incoom ffdm American tem
marketings and Gorenunent paoN
ments in April amounted to $700,081^
000, as oompared wife $627,000,000 In
tike same monfe a year ago.
' Mr. and MTs. Halite GaQtn, Jr.
a^ Lynn left yesteedmr to Mtqppee^
FkiMi where they wiU vtgl Mm
Qattto’s pnrente Iflr. and Mto ^
A. MnfebofeBe. ffff. Ohgin wM
mlani alto a tor daye tot Mm
and tynn toff rnaij|f |M|! R