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The Hoke Coiitety Newt
The Hoke County Journid
xxxm NO. 18.
BAEFOBD, N. €., THUBSOAY^ SEPT. 11th, 1941.
[Monday morning before sun-
Henry Roller,.. 19 year old
boy, killed himself with a
on the old Kirkpatrick plac&
in Allindale township. The boy
committAJ suicide about 200 yeards
from his gather’s house. He had
taken a forked twig from a nearby
persimmon tree and had fired the
gun with this, holding the weapon
to his head with the other hand.
. Acting Coroner R. L. .Murray,
after investigating te death, prono
unced it a clear case of suicide and
said that no inquest was necessary.
No reason was apparent for the
suicide, according to officers, who
said that the boy could neither read
nor write, and. that he had had no
argument with the girl in whom he
■was interested, or with any of his
family. The only fact revealed by
officers that may have had any
bearing on the motive for suicide
was that the boy was intoxicated on
the preceding Sunday afternoon and
Drunk Attempts Jail
Herman Harrell, who was arrested
Saturday evening for being drunk
and disorderly, attempted to break
out of the municipal Bastille about
midnight of the same day. The at
tempt was futile, but he did succeed in
damaging the jail and cutting himself
quite severely. He stuck his hand
between "^e bars and broke out
several window panes, and in doing
so gashed his hand. At the mayor’s
court Monday he was fined ten
dollars and costs, and was ordered
to pay for the damage that he had
Oakdale Fire Not
The Are at O^dale Gin which
was described in last week’s paper
V was not caused by an operator as
.'a announced .The cause of the fire
^ V , was a rock which was hung in some
machinery in such a manner that
sparks were given oft into the cotton.
The rock has been removed from
the machinery and will give no fufs
ther trouble, according to Dee Aus
tin, laborer at the gin.
BOY SCOUT NEWS
Registration of the Hoke County
High School students will get nnder
way, Thursday mmning, September
18th at 9 O’clock, Daylight Saving
tliMft. All high school students who
waUc to school are requested to
come to the high schol building for
The buses wiU nudce their regu
lar routes on Friday, Sept. 19th
in order for bus riding students to
register. The drivers have been ins
tructed to leave home in time to
get to the school by 9:30 Daylight
Several teachers will be on hand
to assist District Principal White in
the classification of students. It is
very important for all high si^ool
students to register on Thursday or
Friday in order to ayoid congestion
and facilitate the smooth running of
classes on Monday.
As previously announced, school
will start on September 22nd with
the (gening program in the audi
torium beginning at 9 o’clock Day
light Saving Time. All students are
urged to bring their $2.40 book
rental fee on Monday, September
22nd in order for classwork to get
started immediately. Additional
fees for the library, science, home
economics and agriculture wUl be
collected by the respective teachers
on the following Monday.
To Install Pastor
Two hundred and twenty-four
Boy Scouts and twenty-three lea
ders will represent the Cape Fear
Council in the forthcoming Carolina
Jubilee' at Chapel Hill. This event
which is sponsored by the University
of North Carolina will be held on
Emerson Field September 18, 19, 20,
21 and- it is expected that three
thousand Boy Scouts from the two
Carolinas, Georgia and Florida will
While at the Jubilee the Scouts
wUl be the guests of the University
at their opening footbal game with
Registration are already being
received in from Council Headquart
ers from boys interested in going,
and it is expected that the quota
assi^ed to the Cape Fear Area will
be filled before the September 10th
Wi^ the registration of Troop 35,
Southport, this week the total number
of Troop and sliip units registered
in the Cape Fear Coimcil, Boy Scouts
of America, reached 63, two less than
the objective for the year ending
December 31. The objectives in Cub
Packs has been aready with eight
units. The total boy membership to
date is 1373, just 229 short of the
goal of 1602. These are the figures
shown on 'the monthly Regional
Report, which indicate that the
council is likely to reach and surpass
its objectives before the end of the
With two fine jobs already be
hind them and anticipating further
calls from the government, the scouts
of the council will shortly begin a
recruiting campaign to fill up the
existing troops, in order that a more
effective service may be performed.
The scouts in response to the calls
issued distributed more than 2,800
National Defense Bond Posters and
collected throughout the area more
than 9,000 pounds of aluminum.
The two. professional leaders of
scouting in the Cape Fear Area will
appear in prominent roles .at the
Carolina Jubilee in Chapel Hill, Sept.
' - jk 18-21, David L. Liles, local Execu-
mtive will be director of Scout de-
Tmonstrations to be .staged between
- ■ the halves of the Carolina-Lenoir-
Rhyne football game, and Rufus
E. Pithnan, A88i8^nt Executive, will
be codirector of registrations for the
mamouth'. avMit wUcb 'will attract
J. D. Tapp
Timberland, N. Car.
Am greatly concerned over pos
sibility that North Carolina may
fail to organize in time for air
craft warning maneuvers. I consider
this a real emergency. Please cont
act observation Post orgjanizers.
Urge them to make every effort to
^^ipplete. prganizfktion not later
J.T iieiidlle Broughton, GOV-^
This country is taxed sixty bil-
Hon dollars to help lick Hiter’s
gang of highway robbers.
Fort Bragg has stepped up to
70,000 of. the nation’s picked
young citizens, to do that job.
They have a ririit to call on us
back at home to do anything any
time ffiat we can to co-operate.
The government has asked for
volunteers to join in the war
games to be put on in this section
very soon. The least that any
body can do is to offer his help,
once to Civilian Defense Council
ofiRoe, upstairs in Count office
Bldg., in Raeford, so that you
may receive immediate instructions
what your part of this patriotic
service is to be.
Let nobody stand back and ex
pect the other fellow to do this.
If enemy planes some day do start
across this territory in a mad
crusade to bomb Fort Bragg then
we each will be read for the
E. C. Crawford, Post organizer
Aircraft warning Service
for Hoke County.
The above article has come in
from the American Legion, which
is organizing the observation posts
in this county. The ehief complaint
that the effort in maintaining the
posts will be “too much trouble.”
This spirit is shameful—^where do
we expect to end if we cannot
donate an hour a day watching for
planes—probably spending every
minute of every watching for more
deadly ones—as do other nations who
found it “tioo much trouble” to or
ganize and defend, themselves.
R0y. G. M. Hckard will be installed
at ^e, Shiloh and Bethel Churches
Sundajr,. September l4th. The Shiloh
church will have their service at
3:00 P. M., (Daylight saving Time).
At this service Rev. H. R. Poole will
preside and propound the guestions.
Rev. H. K. Holland will preach the
sermon. Rev. E. L. Barber will charge
the minister, and Elder Edgar Hall
will charge the congregation. The
alternate Elder will ■ be Mr. K. A.
. The Bethel Church will have
their service at 8:00 P. M. (Day
light Saving Time). At this service
Rev. H. R. Poole will preside and
propound the guestions. Rev. H. K.
Holb^d will preach the sermon.
Rev. E. L, Barber will charge the
minister and Elder K. A. McDonald
will charge the congregation. The
alternate will be Mr.-Edgar Heill.
Mr. Pickard is a native of Char
lotte, N. C. He received his training
at Appalachian and M. B. I. Gradua
ting from Columbia Seminary in 1939
he entered his first pastorate at
Charlotte, N. C. at the North Char
lotte Presbyterian Church. During his
pastorate in Charlotte he was mar
ried to Miss Jane Donaldson, also
a native of Charlotte. Mrs. Pickard
received her education at the Wo
man’s College, Greensborp, N. C.
After concluding his work in
Charlotte Mr. Pickard did some
Home Mission work for Mecklenburg
Presbytery in Union County, and
was 'located near Waxhaw, N. C.t
From there he was called to
Shiloh, Bethel Churches. Mr. and
Pickard will make their home nt
Sanatorium, N. C.
H. L. Gatlin, Jr., local Civilian
Defense CouncU chairman, yester
day released the names of the com
mitteemen in charge of solving the
problems which will arise in this
county during the maneuvers to be
held during October and November.
These men and their problems are:
1. J. A. McGoogan, necessary com
forts such as showers, drinking
water, toilets, etc., and irapmunity
facilities such as places ’ lounge
equipped with stationery,’ tables,
2. H. K. Hollmid, inventory of all
resources such as recreation facili
ties in churches, armories, as well
as inventroy of all commercial re
3. H. C. McLauchlin, home and
chiuch hospitality committee.
4. E. C. Crawford, publicity and
information, contacting morale of
ficers and chaplains.
5. Neil A. McDonald, Jr., commercial
recreation* informing shopkeepers
of supplies that will be most needed
guarding against profiteering.
6. J. L. McNeill, athletic and
games, dancing, concerts, etc.
These *omimittees weite set up
according to those being set up in
other counties, according to Gatlin,
who emphasized the fact that these
things must be carried out by the
community as a united whole. All
of these committeemen will need and
welcome all the assistance that
AIRCRAFT WARNING STATIONS IN
HOKE COUNTY READY TO GO
Battery At Screven
45 Soldiers To
fno two CaigiUiits,
Central Press Ass’n
To Meet Saturday
The Central Press Association will
hold its monthly meeting in the
Chetwsmd Hotel in Laurinburg next
Saturday night, it was announced
yesterday, by H. Clifton Blue, of
Aberdeen, who is president of the
association. The Laurinburg Ex
change will be the host for the meet
ing. Feature of the meeting will be
a speech by O. J. Coffin, head of
the department of journalism' at the
University of North Carolina. His
speech will follow the banquet and
business meeting of the. association.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fuller and
daughter of Mt. Holly and Paul
IFuRer otf Mount Airy spent the
week end with Mrs. A. J. FuUer.
Georgia, and Florida. Two hundred
and twenty-four scouts is the quota
of this council, which is rapidly
(being fll3ie4| mainly by camporee
VFhile at the Jubilee the scouts wil)
in tents, but wlU be served ha
mms;fix the Univeridtl^ Cafeteria.
. Fortyrfijto soldiers W bq; ente!^
tained l)y "the Woman’s ^ludKary it
Shiloh Presbyterian church next Sun
day evening. Supper will be served
the boys and songs and services and
a general get-to-gether.
All of those having Red Cross
sevdng out please return by 15th
to High School—^very important.
—^Mrs. H. A. Cameron
Aberdeen Has High
Average Opening Day
According to a release from the
Aberdeen Tobacco Board of Trade
the Aberdeen Tobacco Market had
a good high average on opening day
last Tuesday. This average was $29.82
for 111,984 pounds, and the total
4062r. FimA .alI^r"i^fflichtioriB,•
promises to be a banner year for
the Aberdeen market.
Opening Day At
The average for the entire opening
sale at Carthage Tuesday was $35.11,
according to a report from that mar
ket. If this sale is an indication of
the season’s sales Carthage should
certainly have a good year.
SCHOOL NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK
BY K. A. MacDONALD
'The following is a list of the Hoke
County teaching force by schools with
grade placements. It is possible that
a few minor adjustments will be made
in placements after schools open.
Hoke County High School
V. R. White, District Principal,
Science; Walter Rogers, History, Phy-
cial Ed.; Mr. Lorenna Falls Up
church, Math.; J. W. Turlington, Sci
ence; Miss Myrtle Williamson, Sci
ence, Library; Miss Rebecca Webb,
History, Math, Physical Ed. Girls
Coach; Miss Frances Jean Freeman,
English, History; W. O. Melvin, Mu
sic; Miss Huldah Hall, Home Econo
mics; Mrs. J. C. MdLean, English,
French, Latin; Miss Annie Lee Cress,
Commerical; J. W. Dowd, Agriculture;
Miss Rebecca Doub, English.
M. C. Moore, Principal, 6'*7 grades;
Miss Catherine Murphy, 3-5 grades;
Miss Archie McPhaul, 1-2 grades;
R. A. Smoak, Principal, 6-7 grades;
Mrs. R. A. Smoak, 1-2 grades; Mrs.
Margie Townsend, 4-5 grades; Mrs.
Thomas N. McLauchlin, 2-3 grades.
W. S. Morgan, Principal, 5-6-7
grades; Mrs. W. S. Morgan, 1-2-3
grades; Mrs. Nora F. McDavid 3-4-
W. J. Coates, Building Principal, 6
grade; Mrs. Virginia Livingston Muse,
6-7 grades; Miss Margaret McKenzie,
7 grade; Miss Anne Buie, 5 grade;
Miss Mary Alice Pemell, 4 grade;
Miss Louise Fletcher, 3 grade; Migg
Aris Shanke, 1st grade; Miss ’Leone
Currie 1-2 grades; Miss Lillian John
son, 2 grade; Marion Cox 6
grade Music; Miss Mariana Kim-
brou^, Bible Mrs. Sallie J. Johnson,
Z. G. Ray, Principal 7 grade; Mrs.
Z. G. Ray, 1-2 grades; Mrs. Sfory
Alma Monroe Gillis, 3-4 grades* Migj;
Walta Townsrad, 5-6 grades.*
As stated previously, the White
schools of Hoke County will open
thir doors at 9:00 A. M. D. S. T, on
Monday, September 22. It is hoped
that aU paints will make a special
effort to enter their children on this
Yesterday the principals of the
county met in the office of the super
intendent and made plans for the
opening of the schools. They request
of parents, teachers, and pupils an
even greater measure of cooperation
than ever, believing that with the
very unusual conditions facing us
that it will take unusual efforts on
every one’s part to have a really
good and successful school year.
Last week two days of the Board
of Education’s bus drivers school was
held. The last day will be held, for
September 18 at which time the
buses will be delivered to the regu
larly appointed drivers. Instructors
for this school were chief mechai^
Riverbark, Patrolman Murrell, Prin.
White and K. A. McDonald. Results
of the school were very gratifying.
A line of the drivers receiving #erti-
ficates will be given at later date.
It is requested by all principals that
all parents make an effort to attend
the opening exercises of the schools
to which their children will go.
A short day schedule will be
operated for the first two weeks
Parents and patrons of the Rae-
Fort Screven, Ga., Sept. 10.—A
coast artillery battery made up prin
cipally of North Carolinians celebrat
ed last week with a chicken dinner its
victory in the annual field day held
on this post 'on August 16th. The
battery was the Headquarters Battery
and Ammunition Train of the First
Battalion, 252nd Coast Artillery, now
stationed at Fort Screven.
Guests at the dinner included not
only officers of the 252nd Regiment
but also Colonel C. A. Mitchell,
commanding officer of the Fourth
Coast Artillery District with head
quarters at Atlanta. In response to
an invitation from the toastmaster.
Staff Sergeant Alfred T. Jones of
Raeford, Colonel Mitchell spoke,
praising the performance and appear
ance of the battery.
Other speakers were Colonel Royce
S. McClelland of Wilmington, com
manding officer of the 252nd and post
commander of Fort Screven, Lieu
tenant Colonel J. De B. Wailbach,
for six years senior instructor of
the 252nd, who leaves this week to
take up new duties in Puerto Rico,
Lieutenant Colonel Robrt B. Lewis
of Raeford, and Major Robert A.
Matheson of Raeford.
A plaque for the best-drilled bat
tery in the regiment was presented by
Lieutenant Colonel Lewis and ac
cepted on behalf of the battery by
First Sergeant Clarence M. Koonce
of Raeford. A silver cup for the best
drilled platoon in the regiment was
presented by the battery commander.
Captain Kenneth M. Corb4tt of Wil
mington, and accepted by thd nbn-
commiss;ione% officer in .* charge of
the platooni^^rgeant D. B. iMcFad-
nere of it^^dal contests were pre
sented by First Lieutenant WOliaro
F. Burns of Wilmington to Staff
Sergeant Harry E. Bethea, Wilming
ton, Staff Sergeant Dan C. Roach,
Lumber Bridge, Private First Class
Fred Joseph, Gastonia, and Private
Joseph P Hoyle, Asheville. A medal
for being the second neatest soldier
in the entire post was presented to
Sergeant James T. Holland, Raeford,
by First Lieutenant David J. Cald
well, High Point.
The battery also received a special
prize of fourteen crates of soft drinks
contributed by a Savannah bottling
company for having the second
neat^t platoon in the regiment, and
a local dairy contributed to each
member a pint of ice cream as an
additional award for having the
The headquarters battery was
organized in Raeford in 1930 and
was inducted into the National Army
on September 16„ 1940. The battery
was sent to Fort Proven on Septem
ber 21, 1940. Since that time it has
added to its roster a number of
men inducted undef the Selective
Service Act, the majority of these
being from North Carolina.
The Battery is scheduled to leave
on September 10th with the 252nd
regiment for Jacksonville Beach,
Florida, where it will be engaged in
maneuvers for the rest of the month.
The commanding officer of the
battery is Captain Corbett Other
commissioned officers are First Lieu
tenant John A. McPhaul of Rae
ford, Second Lieutenant Kenneth H.
Hanner of Atlanta.
Among the enlisted men are First
Sergeant Clarence M. Koonce, Rae
ford; Tech. Sergeant Harris Parker,
Raeford; Staff Sergeants Alfred
Jones, Rockfish, John H. Lindsay,
Raeford, and Dan C. Roach, Lumba
Bridge; Sergejmts Neil G. Ellis, Rae
ford, Clyde B. Gillis, Raeford, James
T. Holland Raeford, Carl M. Ken
nedy, Baeford, David D. Kocmee,
Raeford, Melvin McDowell, Raeford,
Duncan B. McFadyen, Jr., Raeford,
Charles A. Pittman, Raeford, and
Late last night it was announced
by the chairman of the Civilian De
fense Council, H. L Gatlin, Jr., that
all aircraft warning stations in Hoke
county were ready for service.
Five of these stations are in the Fort
Bragg reservation and will i>e taken
care of by the army. The other five
and their chief observers and assist
ant observers are:
Raeford Post: A. K. Stevens-chief
Mrs. A. K. Stevens-asst.
Mrs. W. M, McFadyen-asst.
Dundarrach Post: Norman Mclnnis-
M D. Yates-asst
T. W. Jones-asst.
Antioch: Mrs. W. C. Hodgin-chief
W. C. Hodgin-asst.
Walter L. Gibson-asst.
Timberland: N. A. McDonald-chief
E. L. Cameron-asst.
J. D. Tapp-asst.
Sanatorium: O. B. Israel-chief ob
F. L. Eubanks-asst.
Each observer and his assistants
will have twenty observers to aid
him during the alert periods, it is
planned. These observers will so
divide their time that someone is
constantly on watch during the alert.
Mr. Gatlin stated that the American
Legion had carried out the esta
blishment of these stations and that
he was grateful to them for doing
ford district will be called upHi ,
shortly for their subscription for the William E. Willis, Raeford; Corporals
maintenance of Bible in the schools..
I^ease be prepared to make this
subscription where called upon.
Parents of high school pupilq who do
not live in the Raeford district and
who wish to help with fiie course
in high sdiool are asked to send their
subscriptions to Rev. E. C. Crawford,
Treasurer, Raeford, N. C.
The calendar for the opening of
sdiools is as follows:
Principals Meeting-Wednesday Sept
Bus Drivers Meeting and allocation
of Bues Thursday, S«!pt 18.
Registration of H. S. pupils who
walk, Thursday, Sept 18.
Registration of H. S. pupils who
ride, Friday, Sept. 19.
Pre-Sdiool Teachers Meeting, Fri
day, Sept 19.
Local School Faculty Meethigs,
Saturday, Sept 20.
Schools open Monday, S^t 21.
James C. Brown, Raeford, William
E. Kennedy, Raeford, Walter Mff)o-
well, Raeford, WUliam H. Quick, Rae
ford, and Clarence M. Willis, Bae-
ford; Privates First Class Pi^ W.
Butler, Lumberton, Robert H. Dozier,
Shannon, James Melton. Raeford,
James E. Sntyes, Raeford, and Ce^
B. Stephens, Raeford; and Private
Wesley K. Bowen, Shalotte.
Farmers Advised To
Pick Cotton Early
Because of the maneuvers in this
section during October and Nbvm-
her, cottfm farmers are advi^ to
pidc cotton as soon attar it opens wtil
as possible, says A. S. Knowles,
County Agaat AU parsons pi^iiM
^UMdd make sure Uiai cotton is in a
uiy QQOilitkin so whaol it arrives at
tke fin a food job can be done.
Cai^lht and Heard
*fhe sugar thieves who purloined
the thirty bags of sugar from the
H & S Distributing Company last
June were apprehended last week by
officers and the hearing was held
before Recorder W. B. McQueen
Tuesday morning. The gentlemen in
question are Daniel Gibson, Pearl
Green, ar ’ Tom Chappell. Only three
of the thir*v bags of sugar remain,
the other twenty-seven bags having
been used in the manufacture of
alcoholic beverages by the process
of distillation. The still was found
just inside the Fort Bragg reserva
tion. At the hearing the defendants
were charged with store-breaking
and larceny, to which they pleaded
found by the court and th^ were
bound over to Superior Court under
bond of $250 each.
Lexie Melton and Talmadge Melton,
who were chwged with violation of
the prohibition law by the (iteration
of a still, pleaded not guilty to the
charge. Judge McQueen found them
guilty and sentenced each to four
months on the roads, sentence to be
suspended on payment of the costs
and the $20 due the officers for
finding the still.
Moses McNeill, Rockfish negro, on
being chargqd with breaking, entering
and larceny, pleaded gui(ty to tres
pass, the court accepted his plea,
sentenced him to sixty days on the
roads, sentenc to be suspoided on
payment of the costs and paying for
or returning what he stole
Floyd Jones pleaded guilty to
driving a car while under the in
fluence of liquor and was fined fifty
dollars and the costs. Chaiie Sandns
pleaded guilty to a ■«rffniinr dharge and
received die same iMwtetvi*.
Fred ai^ Jasper Perkins, of Uttle
Riv», pleaded not guilty ot the
Keithan’s store in Ltfte RivK' and
riiarge of breaking into Neill Mc-
stealing therefrom. The court found
no probable cause and bound ttiem
over to Supericff court under $250
Clareice Benton, who pleaded not
guilty to forgery. Was bound over to
Superior Court under $200 bond.
H. L. Gatlin, Jr., local CiviliaB
Defeise Council diairman announced
yesterday toat toe council would meet
tonif^t at S.'OO P. M. JDajdi^t Smr-
k>g Time) in toe courfhouse at
Raeford. Gaflia urged that aU people
interested in toe pnMtms vtoldi
arise firmn toe forthcoming
vres attend tols meellsg. He (
ty urged toat all coemnittee
man, law ctdOrcement oflketo
toe mayor attend—as
lems win be dfacttssad and
toat eedk man wffl play wtt fee
decided in dataO.
Army oAfeats Wtvea’ChtoeHMtom.