VOLtWXKXm NO. 9.
The Hoke Coimty^.News
The Hoke County Journal
BftEFOBD,^; C., THURSDAY, JULY 3rd, 1941.
IL59 PEB YBAB
John" Duncan McLeod, aged 81
years, ^ months and 26 days old died
Saturday morning, June 28lii at 1:39
o’clock, alter a year of failing health.
The deceased was the son of the late
William and Mrs. Caroline McMillian
McLeod. He was a member of a
Scotch clan, long prominent in this
part pf the.state in both Church and
state. For many years he was a . dea
con in Bethel Presbyterian churih,
. and after moving his membership
to Antioch, he filled the same office
with efficiency and faithfulness.
Mr. McLeod is survived by his
wife, who was before marriage Miss
Mary Catherine McPhaul, by one
son, Douglas A. McLeod, a merchant
of Raeford, two daughters, Mrs. Ag
nes McLeod McAuley of Columbia,
S. C., and Miss I^ucile McLeod, and
by one sister, Mrs. S. G. McKeithan,
of Laurel, Fla., and by three broth
ers: George, of Tampa, Fla,. Nor
man, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Doug
aid, of Milligan, Fla. There are a
number of other relatives in Moore
and Robeson counties.
The funeral was conducted from
the home Sunday, June 29th at 4
o’clock by his pastor. Rev.,Henry R.
Poole,'with Rev. W. C. Brown of
Raeford, assisting, after which his re
mains were laid to rest in the An
The deceased d|ed on the farm on
whi^^>y^as born. Once he went
to Jpwhen most young men
of thB'ii^on wished to follow the
turpentine, business, but he returned
after a stay of one year, determined
never to forsake "the land of his
nativity ag^. He was a very suc
cessful farmer, and was held in the
highest esteem by his acquaintances
and associates in business.
The doctrine of living at home was
not new to him, and he came as near
notbe filled in his home, his chuxxdi
not^bia coun%^, lor his exemplary
life was a rate manifestation of the
life of the righteous whose departure
is expressed in the hymn:
“How blest the righteous when he
yilfcen sjnks a weary soul to rest,
How mildly beams the closing eyes
How gently heaves the expiring
HEALTH CHAMPS OF SOUTHEASTERN N. C.
Private Lacy West
Trinidad, B. W. I. June 27, 1941
The boys of Trinidad are plaiuiing
on celebrating the fourth of July
by having the contest as follows:
In the morning from 9:00 to 11:30
A. M. First event will be three
legged race second, twenty five yard
leg race, third, the burlap bag race,
fourth, horse shoe pitching, fifth,
ping pong tournament, sixth, volley
ball. Seventh, checker tournament,
ei^th, tug of war, ninth, match box
relay, tenth, greasy pig contest,
which will be the most enjoyable
In the afternoon a soft ball game
will be enjoyed between the two
leading teams of the camp. There
will be fireworks over the gulf in
ear of Dock Site Camp at,
re will be lots .of
as ci^rettes, and be^, and
also a silverWp to “the unjt which
compiles the argest-ScSreT'^
We are having a fine time but
still hoping to be home in September.
Tommy Tyson is having a swell
time jitter-bugging with the- girls
of T^dad. ^
The camp hm improved since we
landed here, wow we have our own
^show and canteen in which we spend
' most of our off time.
The boys of Raeford are still doing
their good work as they did before
they left We are hoping that you all
enjoy your fourth as we hope to, and
wish we were there to help our many
triads to celebrate.
LACY B. WEST
Hq. 2nd. Bn. 252nd CA.
(Editor’s note; this letter came
air-mail in 42 hours - it had been
copied and typewritten by the amiy
censor in Trinidad) ?
When it comes to perfect health,
these four farm youths do not have
to give way to any one. They were
adjudged last week as the most heal
thy of all southeastern 4-H club
youngsters in a district composed
of twenty counties. Left to right, they
are: Ayden Barefoot of Johnson
In Hoke County
Mr. T. B. Lester, chairman of the
Hoke county Selective Service Board,
announced yesterday that 118 men,
who have reached the age of 21 since
the last registration date last Oc
tober, were registered by the board
approximately 750,000 names to ffie
rolls of the Selective' Service Ad
ministration throughout the nation.
Mr. Lester also stated that the
following men have not returned
their questionaires. He stated that
it is very important that these ques
tionaires be returned, and added that
relatives or friends of the men should
notify them at once.
Questionaires that are over-due:
775—J. P. McQueen. '
1147—^Robert Junior Ellerbe.
1186—George Thompson Ray.
1213—Oscar Nathaniel Huff.
1358—James Foimtain Jones.
1439—^Norman Feldon Hussey.
1475—John David Daniel.
Boards To Decide
Washington, June 24—Selective
service headquarter^ has notified all
local boards, it was learned today^
that they must make their own de
cisions in the cases of selectees 28
years of age or older who are now
in line for induction but who may
be deferred a few webks hence un
der pending legislation.
The headquarters’ statement was
issued in response to numerous in
quiries by boards as to what course
pursue in view of the senate-
approved bill now before the house
which would empower the Prrai-
dent to give deferment from mili
tary training to all men who have
reached the age of 28 by July 1.
County; Marjorie Gibson of Hoke
coi^ty; Marie Bogue ofl Wayne
county, and Archie White of Craven
county. In the health competition.
Dr. A. H. Elliott, New Hanover pu
blic health officer, selected Miss
Gibson as the healthiest of the girl
competitors with a score of 97 points
^—one-half point ahead of Miss Bo-
competition by the narrowest of
gue. Young White won the boy’s
margins from Ayden Barefoot. All
four will compete at the North Caro
lina state 4-H health championships
in Raleigh this month.
Draftees Who Have Roosevelt Still
^"Ikt Sunday, Mettodist Church, Rev.
H. K. Holland preadiing.
2nd Sunday. Preabyterlaa Churcii,
Rev. J. B. Reamy preadhliig.
3rd Suhday, Baptist CJiurdi, Rev^
FjIk- s .
E. C. .
Negro Killed By
Scott McLeod, middle-aged negro
man of Blue Springs township, was
killed early Sunday morning by a
hit-and-run driver. The tragedy oc
curred on highway 15-A betw;een
Bethel and Bowmore and the n^o
was found about 4:00 A. M.
Patrolman Joe Murrill stated yes
terday that as yet no arrests had
been made for the crime, but that
the car which hit the negro had
been traced and that the driver was
Jake Austin Joins
Army Air Corps
Jake Austin, popular young man
of Raeford, was inducted into the
United States Army yesterday 'as a
flying cadet. A.ustin joined the aamy
at the recruiting center at Fort Bragg.
tYom Fort Bragg he will be sent to
Ti^, Oklahoron^or two we^ of
^liminary 'i^gllxt 'training . jbdlore
bding^sent to one. of the army
Reached 28 Are
Washington, July 1.—^Brig. Gen.
Lewis B. Hershey, deputy selective
director, today formally ordered de
ferment of all men now subject to
induction into the army who have
reached tbc :.age pf 38., _
General Hmshey ‘telegraphed the
order to state selective directors, tell
ing them to advise local draft boards
immediately and saying that he act
ed at the request of congressional
An estimated 8,(|00,000 between
the ages of 28 and 36 are affected.
They are part of the group of 16,-
500,000 between the ages of 21 and
36 who were signed up last October-
Hershey’s action came as the
6,500 locali boards over the country
were completing registration of an
estimated 750,000 youths who have
reached the age of 21 since the
initial registration last October.
Deferred At 28
In his telegram to the state di
rectors, Hershey pointed out that
pending legilation before the house
military committee would provide
for deferment of all men -28 or
more years old. The bill has a provi
sion making , the deferment retro
active to July 1 and calling also
for the discharge of any men of
that age inducted into the army on
or after that date.
In view of the fact that con
gressional leaders have predicted
enadtment of this legilation sub
stantially unchanged. General Her
shey said, further inductions in this
age group should be ^postponed for
a period of 30 days' pending final
action on the bill.
The legislation on the basis of
which Hershey issued his directive
would grant deferments only dur
ing peace time. Entrance of the
United States into war would mean
that the men now deferred would
immediately become subject again
to induction into the army.
While the rolls of registrants were
slightly more to*® halved by Her
shey’s action, authorities said the
reduction in the number of poten-
tionately great. It was recalled that
most men inducted so far have been
in their early twenties. The older
men in the 21 through 35 age group
have many reasons for deferments
including essential employment in
defense industries, economic depen
dents, and physical disabilities.
Some authorities have speculated,
in fact, that the 750,000 yoiuig men
registered today probably would
offer about the same number of
persons qualified for induction as
were available among toe millions
Me* Mclver New
Manager of Mack’s
Mr. Jack Mclver, who has been
connected wito toe Mack'is stone
in Conway, South Carolina, is new
manager of Mack’s in Raeford. Miss
lE^tie Lee Culbreto, who has beep
toe manager for toh past five years,
resigned in order to accept a positom
wito Belk Hensdale in FastetteviUe.
She left/rues4ay for her new job.
Mr,, and Blrs. Mclver hpye an aiMurt-
to^t Mto A. J. Fulltr. ;
Hopefid of Keeping
U. S. At Peace
Hyde Park, N. Y., July 1.—With
afirmness undminshed by the latest
phases of Eittope’s war. President
Roosevelt voiced once again today
a hope that the United States could
keep out of the conflict.
Certainly Americans—and he in
Eluded himself , in ' his statement—
were all against war just as they
^re all against sin, he asserted.
Yet, with the caution with which
he always has, appraised publicly
America’s chances of keeping out
of the fighting, the chief executive
did not go so far as to say he be
lieved the nation could remain at
In fact, he went to some pains,
at a press conference, to make it
plain that he was voicing only a
hope, as he has done many times
Silent On Knox Remarks.
Even so, his words attained a
measure of extra significance from
the fact that some critics had been
contending the administration was
nudging the coimtry toward active
participation in the war and some
edministeation officials had been
urging greater and more' effective
aid for foes of the axis, including
use of the navy.
Mr. Roosevelt was asked whether
of Navy Secretary Knox, in a
speech at Boston last night, that
American war ships be employed
to clear the Atlantic for delivery
of war aid to Britain.
Tilting back in a chair in the
study of his country home, the
President rounded his lips into a
diai^cteristic “o” and then said
merely that he did not think there
was any comment.
Comfortably attired in an open-
necked blue shirt and gray cotton
trousers, Mr. Roosevelt jovially had
warned reporters that he would
answer most of their questions wito
a negative or an “I don’t know.”
Dismisses Wan Pirib
He did discuss war polls, being
conducted by his own congressman.
Rep. Hamilton Fish, Republican,
New York, and by toe New York
Daily News, to determine whether
toe people thought toe United States
should go to war.
Obviously, toe 4toef executive
said, anybody would vote only one
way, he declared.
“Mr. President,” a reporter said
‘toack when toe war first started
it was a popular question to ask
you if you thought we could keep
out of war« You always then said
you thought we could.”
No, he didn’t, Mr. Roosevelt in
terrupted. He had said he hoped
But he said toe same old answer
still vras good, just as it had been
since Septeipber, 1939, whmi Britain
and France dedared war on Ger
The Rresidient said Representa
tive Fish had not polled him. He
said Mrs. Roosevelt had been polled
on toe question of entering the war
and that he thought she also had
voted that she was agtonst sin.
In answering .any pdl of toe
type pf those conducted by Fish
and toe News, he said, it was just
like saytog you were against sin.
The answer was obvious.
The chie^ eiiKt^tive was asked for
Eight defendants were found guilty
Tuesday morning in Recorder’s court
and were sentenced to thirty days
in jail or on the roads, sentences
to be suspended on payment of the
costs. They are;
B. J. Stone, white man from Rocky
Mount, pleaded guilty of giving a
bad check; John D. McAllister, col
ored, pleaded guilty of an attempt
to defraud; Annie Little, colored
pleaded not guilty of violating the
prohibition law; Nathaniel Willis,
colored, pleaded guilty, to assault
wito ® deadly weapon; Willie Gra
ham, colored, pleaded guilty to pos
session of non-tax-paid whiskey;
Walter Bullard, Indian from Blue
Springs, pleaded guilty to violation
of the prohibition law; Son Murchi
son, colored from Blue’ Springs, who
pleaded guilty to the charge of being
drunk and disorderly; and Dwight
Evans, colored, who pleaded guilty to
being drunk and disorderly and
pleaded not guilty of violating the
prohibition law, but received the
sentence of thirty days on the roads
or payment of the costs on both the
Those facing the recorder who
did not receive thirty days or toe
costs were: Quincy Little, colored,
who pleaded not guilty to violation
of toe prohibition law and received
a sentence of 60 days on the roads,
sentence to be suspended on pay
ment of ten dollars and toe costs;
Zieg McLean, colored, who was fo
und not guilty of violating toe pro
hibition law; Nathaniel WiUis, who
pleaded guilty to a second charge
of damage to personal property and
was given the choice of 60 days on
the roads or paying a fine of twenty
five dollars and costs.
At almost midnight Saturday a
1930 Ford coach, driven by Carlis
Edward Powell, young white man
from Valdese, struck a 1941 Ply
mouth coupe driven by Woodrow
Blue, young white man of Route 1,
Raeford, about one mile south of
Raeford on U. S. 15-A. Powell was
accompanied by Earl Maugherly,
also of Valdese. All three men were
cut and bruised severely and the
v'ehifrles were severely damaged.
Charges were not preferred by either
Sunday afternoon a car driven
by R. A. Ikner. 28, of Laurel Hill,
collided with one driven by Louis’
Roman, negro, of Buffalo, New York.
The accident occurred on the Rae-
ford-Fayetteville highway near Way-
side station. Ikner was critically in
jured, being severely lacerated, a-
round the head, face, shoulders, and
arms, and possibly sustaining a fac-
ture of the skull. His companion,
Willie M. Little, of Selma, was also
badly injured. None of toe occupants
of the other auto were badly hurt.
The accident occurred when the
car driven by Ikner passed a truck
and was imable to ^t bade in
line before meeting the oncoming
car driven by Roman. The truck,
driven by Thomas Rowe, of Laurin-
burg, pulled off the side of the road
in an attempt to give Ikner room
to avoid collison wito toe other
automobile. Charges will probably
be preferred against Ikner when he
Washington, July 1—^Twelve
corps officers have completed
first phase of what may prove to be
toe army’s most extensive experi
ments wito troop and supply trans
portation by gliders.
The twelve, toe. War Department
said today, have concluded at three-
week course in glidar flight train
ing on two-place, eight-place and 15-
They were trained at civilian
soaring schools at Elmira, N. Y.,
and Lockport, Ill. All are attached
to Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.
Their work is now being closely
studied, toe army air corps said. In
dications are that toe experiments
will be continued and enlarged at
the army’s flying fields since toe air
corps has ordered a smaU number
of gliders for experimental purposes
Sugsrest Rainbow Hues
For Traffic Vehicles
Atlantic City, N. J., July 1.—Vi
vidly painted vehicles were suggested
today by toe American Optometric
association as a means of reducing
4be motor division committee of
toe associatiem recommended all
motor trucks be painted white and
passenger cars should be daubed in
aluminum green, yellow, and orange
among other hues.
British Claim 1,453
Enemy Planes In East
London, July 1.—^British empire
air forces in toe Middle East shot
down or destroyed on toe ground
1,453 Axis or Vidiy planes during
toe first six months of 1941, the Air
ministry declared today
The ministry said June operations
were particularly successful, empire
flyers having destroyed 210 hostile
planes, including 55 Vidiy craft in
Syria, with a loss of 65 British pinn«>s
Mm Deane Matoeson, who is at
tending toe school of Nursing at
Duke University, is spendi^ a month
Mrito her mother, Mrs. R. A Matoe
comment on the arrest of 32 per-
Mns over toe wedeend on i»gpini««g»
ctoargw and on a report oA toe home
handling of toe defense ptegram.
He said he knew no more about
the spy cases toan Kdiat he had seen
in toe pap^.
Roosevelt said he had not
read toe house committee’s report
issued after several weds of Uk-
The dkief executive was indsfinite
about his travd plaav. He saU he
would tike to muMd ip ppi^
as long hp hft nd pNaOd he
either here or to jqjiy 4.
Merchants To Close
On July 4th
All Bbeford merchants will be
closed all day July 4, it was anno
unced Tuesday. This is in accordance
with toe annual custom of a full
holi^y op .Ind|^)endence Day.
Big Snake In Raeford
Tbere was a big snake in Raeford
last Thursady-one without any legs
at all. The ^ake was a four and one-
half foot rattler, with ten rattles
and a button. The snake was killed
by A. L. Pipkins, colored farmer who
lives on toe farm of one Will Adkins.
H. A. Cameron
Grows New Product
Mr. H. A Cameron of Raeford is
conducting mq>eriments of a horti
cultural nature.’ Mr. Camoon ha?
succeeded in crossing com with rye.
His first successful product was har
vested '^esday and consisted of an
ear of com wito several grains of
rye growing on it It is rumored
several distilleries are attempt
ing to buy Mr. Cameron’ rights to
this remarkable discovery.
Will Be Added
Raleigh, July l.—The State high
way patrol next week win select
100 men for ^ledal tratotog, at the
end of which 25 of toon witt be add-
^ to toe patrol. Commander John
Armstrong said today.
The sdiool, beginning July 14, and
lasting four to six weAs, will be
conducted by about 10 offices of
toe patrol, assisted by representatives
of toe Federal Bureau of Investi
gation, toe United States Secret Ser
vice, insurance underwiiters and toe
Institute of Govenunoit. It wiU be
held at the State fair groimto.
The Public Library will he dosed
The library board witoes to ex
press grateful thanks to tiie memb^
of toe Literature Department of the
Iteeford Woman’s Qub for twenty
ei^t books luesmted recently.
Tbe following new books have
b^ ^ded. to top shelves within'
^ last ten days: On toe Long Tide,
Ibr. and His Patiente. Out of toe
Nigjht, Song alter Midnight, And
Th«i ttiere wwe None, Shepherd of
Om Hills, Dr. Jeckyl uid Mr. Hydf^
City of tile Bdb, and Ridiard Bdi-
burton'^ Skit Lairing.
Your 1941 magazines wouki be
appr^ted. Don’t tbrHst to take
toon toe next time you visit ttw
Cotton lanMis ol
being ttrgad to wm
mop^ tefribod of
heavy tongi at inn ^
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