TEe HtAe County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME xxxm NO. 22.
BAEFOBD, N.Cn THUBSDAY>* OCTOBER 30,1942
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Five Drunken Drivers Amid 18
Defendents In County Court
Two bicycle riders, who were rid
ing on the highways at night with
out lights, were taxed with Court
costs of $11.75 each in County Court
Tuesday. Judge W. B. McQueen call
ed the riders’ attention to the fact
that bicycle riders are subject to aU
the laws regarding operation of ve
hicles on the highways and that lights
on bikes were as necessary at night
as on automobiles. (Copy of law is
pmted in this issue of the NEWS-
JOURNAL). The defendants were;
Lucus Biggs and Edwin Conoly.
The licenses of five drunken driv
ers were revoked by Judge McQueen
and the defendents given suspended
.^ntences of 60 days on the roads
upon payment of $50 fines and court
costs. The defendents were: John
Purcell, Thomas May, Thomas F,
Dennin, William A. Cunningham, and
N. W. Capps. ,
Others convicted were; Henry C
Nesbitt, speeding, costs; Richard
Kenedy, drunkeness, costs; James
Evans, illegal possession of liquor,
costs; Rudy. Abernathy, vagrancy, GO
days to be released on order of coun
ty health department; Leeroy Marion
and Dempsey (Dunk) C. Monroe,
careless and reckless driving, costs;
Roosevelt Arnold, improper equip
ment on car, costs; Richard Mack
Evans, illegal possession of liquor,
Leroy Murchison, simple assault,
cost§; T. M. Capps, drunkeness, costs;
Isaiah McNeill, drunkeness, costs.
Red Cross Roll
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, Chairman of
the Red Cross Roll CaU, has the
workers already organized for the
Annual Roll Call. The workers are
divided into three divisions. School
Teachers working the School, Home
Demonstration Ladies and Preachers
working the Rural Sections, and Com'
mittees working the residential and
business sections of Raeford.
The Annual Roll Call for Hoke
County is from Nov. 11 to Nov.
20. The Goal this year is $1,100.00
Practical assistance to soldiers and
sailors preparing to defend America’s
shores has become the major task
of the American Red Cross in Hoke
County and throughout the nation,
Mrs. Cameron, chairman of the local
Red Cross Chapter, declared. AU fee
many branches of the organization
are contributing time and effort to
ths program of aid to the armed
forces, she reported.
Financial support for this essent
ial work must come from member
ship funds received during the an
nual Roll Call, to be held from Nov
ember 11 tO:20, Mrs. Cameron pointed
out. She -explained that' aid to fee
armed forces is only one of the act
ivities financed from membership
Mrs. Cameron said the Red Cross
morning b, the Hoke Se-
11 Men Inducted
hto Army Here
Eleven negroes were sent from
Hoke County to the Field ArtUlery
Replacement Center at Fort Bragg
First Annual Gathering Of Lim
bec Cooperative Membership
‘ (Here At Court House.
Featuring an address by Hon. J.
Bayard Clark of i Fayetteville and
Washington, Member of Congress,
the first annual meeting of fee
bership of the Lumbee River Elert-
ric Membership Cooperative will be
held Wednesday, November 5th, from
9:30 un|til 12 o’clock at the Hoke
Court House in Raeford. ^
Carl A. Alford, president of fee
cooperative, urges that every con
sumer and aU members of the orgam-
zation be present at this meeting. A
special invitation is extended also to
every prospective member, especial
ly those persons who have filed ap
plications for electric service on the
“B” Project which is now being con
sidered for construction by the Wash
ington office of the REA.
Reports of the officers and direct
ors wiU be made and then directors
of fee cooperative wiU be elected for
Owynn B; Price, chairman of the
N. C. REA, will be present to give
a short talk on matters of import
ance concerning the REA in Defense
and other information of value to the
people of rural North Carolina.
Supt.' D. J. Dalton states that
through the courtesy of electrical
dealers of Raeford and wholesale
houses that over $100 worth of elect
rical appliances and fixtures wiU be
awarded to those attending as at
Closinig^ Date For
Oscar Maxwell wishes it explained
that while he is out on bond of $500
pending a grand jury hearing, he has j
not been indicted for the murder of 1
his brother, Dan A. MaxweU. Maxwell j
was ordered held by a Cumberland
Habeas Corpus proceedings before
Judge Q. K. Nimocks resulted in
fee release of George Caudell, his j
nephew, and the clearing of Jack
Maxwell of any blame in the case.
According to the statement of Sgt.
J. R. Pridgen, highway patrol officer..
who testified at the hearing, CaddelT |
told him the following story: Caddell
with Oscar, Jack and Dan Maxwell
was returning to Fayetteville from
Durham about 2 o’cock on the morn- I
ing of Oct. 5, bringing Jack from
a hospital there. About 12 miles from
the city on the Raleigh highway Dan |
demanded feat they stop the car.
Getting out, he opened the front!
door and drew back as if to hit
Jack. Oscar grabbed Dan and there
Hoke Man Gets
Laurie McEachem’s face is too
well known to his neighbors here in
Hoke for a picture to be necessary
was a scuffle between the two. After
another scuffle between the two. Cad- but “just to flatter him’
dell. Jack and Oscar came to Fay- printed above
etteville to the police, leaving Dan
sitting in a field about 20 feet from
It was further related that when
Patrolman J. T. Watson returned to
the scene with Oscar, they found Dan
lying in the highway with his head
about 6 inches from the center line.
He was taken to a Fayetteville hos
pital and then brought to his home
near Raeford. Next day he was re
turned to the hospital where he died
vealed a four-inch skull fractxure
lamed To Vehicle
Hoke Legislator And Farmer
Gets Surprise Appointment To
Succeed R. R. McLanchbn
Laurie McEachem, genial farmer-
business man and a veteran member
of the General Assembly from Hoke,
was named last Wednesday to head
the office of motor vehicle registrat
ion in an appointment -which came as
a surprise to Mr. McEachem and his
friends. [ 1
The appointment came from T.
Bobbie Ward, dire'
Vehicle Bureau fol
Ctor of the Motor
owing the resign-
lediive Service Board.
The men were: James Graham
Robert Foy ’Johnson, Robert Pearl
Flowers, James Alexander •Steele,
Lewis Williams, Donnie Hugh Mc
Duffie, Manley Purcell, Leroy Fairley,
Joseph Hadley, Lacey Dixon McNeill,
and Willie Asheley Sinclair. Sin
clair had transferred from Board 11
of Washington,.D. C., to Hoke County
and was the life man of the group,
15 NOVEMBER QUOTA
Fifteen colored men will be called
to fee service by the board on Nov
ember 20th to supply the quota set
for the month, it was announced by
the board yesterday.They are:
320 Evander McLauchlin.
521 Carnell Hodges
533 Willie Allmond.
562 James Gay.
566 John Archie McLauchlin.
567 Junious Daniel Williams.
S-674 Grant W. McNeill.
584 James Edward.
S-588 Hercules Miles.
620 Willie Patterson.
637 Winston McDonald.
688 Leander Blackburn.
S-686 Alexander Boatman.
748 Quince Alexander Littles.
S-770 Prince Theodore Murphy.
Hoke County will not be asked to
furnish any men in December.
the military forces and the folks back
home. To accomplish this task the
Red Cross, she added, has field di
rectors in military and naval stations
and hospitals since 1917 and is now
assigning directors to cover new
stations as they are opened. It has
begun a $1,250,000 building program
to construct Red Cross Headquarters
Buildings at 62 Army camps.
The closing date for seeding of
Austrian winter peas and vetch for
fee. purpose of earning spil building
units under the Soil Conservation
Program has been extended from
October 31 to November 30, provid
ed the seed are on the farm not
later than October 31, reports A.
Knowles, County Agent.
It was necessary to extend this
period because of unfavorable wea
ther conditions in the Southeastern
States. It is expected, however, that
farmers, in Hoke County will be able
to seed their wnter legumes immedi
ately since we have had rain in this
area. Farmers are urged to report
their Soil Building Practices as soon
as the soil building goal has been
earned so that applications can be
prepared and submitted to Washing
ton for payment.
San Medico New
Last Friday night Raeford
School played its first night
in its history. Raeford lost to Lum
berton, who has had night ball
games for several years, 27 fe 6. Rae
ford was not able to score-4n the
first half, while the Lumberton boys
pushed across a couple of scores.
Raeford scored soon in the third
quarter when after a series of passes,
Robert Currie, spinback. took it over.
Jordan’s pass for extra point was
balled down. Later in the game Rae
ford carried the baU within scoring
distance but could not score. The
Lumberton boys rolled up two more
touch downs and pushed across an
other which was called back. The
final score was Raeford 6, Lumberton
27. Kites stared for Lumberton, while
Qines, Wright and Robert Currie
stared for Raeford.
Raeford next ga^e will be here
Thursday at 2 o’clock with Clarkton.
The school will turn out for the game.
We hope feat a large crowd will be
out for fee game.
Red Cross Gives
Children A Place In
Boys and girls in the schools of
Hoke County have an opportunity to
the national defense
Bus Station And
Five Houses Under
) iiic iiuopitax wi*v ^ V. I foirp oart ill
week later. An autopsy I pj.ogi.am by enrolling in the Amer
ican Junior Red Cross, Mrs. H. A.
Cameron; chairman of the Hoke
County Red Cross Chapter; declared
today. . T, J
Mrs. Cameron said the Junior Rea
Cross as the junior division of mem
bership is one of the many activities
mantained by the American Red Cross
.. . . .from membership contributions re
construction-ivofk has been brisk I jjjjj.jjjg annual Roll Calls,
here in Raeford during fee past sev- yggj. tjjg rqU Call in this com-
eral months and a number of new Lj^jj^^y i,e conducted from Nov-
homes are nearing completiota. The I jjj^er 11 to 30, he said. The campaign
very handsome home of Lawrence L^j. gjjj-Q^jjjjgjjt junior members will
McNeill, at the corner of Fulton and L ^ game time in every
Prospect will soon be ready for oc- LgjjQgj jjj areas he pointed out
cupancy; J. B. McIntyre’s home on “Through their own organization
Fulton Street extension is progress- L .^gQ.QQo Junior Red Cross members
ing rapidly; Clyde Campbell is com- ^j^g nation are taking a united
pleting plans for a modern home on I foj. national preparedness be-
Donaldson Ave.; Wilmer McDonald Ljjjjj ^^jjg^j. country’s quasi-officials
has built two small homes on West I g^jj^y. ^jjg American Red Cross;”
Donaldson. Worth Graham is occupy- Lg “They are partners in fee
ing one of these and the other is now of their government and of fee
receiving the finishing touches of the L^juit Red Cross organization.”
contractor. Urging aU schools n fee city to
The new bus station at the rear LgQpgj-g^g jj^ f^e forthcoming enroll-
of the Raeford Hotel wll soon beljjjgjj^. drive, Mrs. Cameron said that
ready for use.
SCHOOL NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK
BY K. A. MacDONALD
Antioch will hold its first PTA
meeting next Tuesday night, Nov.
4, at 7:30 o’clock. All parents and
patrons are urged to attend.
Ashemont School is haying a Hal
loween party at the school budding
Friday night October 31, at 7:30
o’clock. The public is cordially in
Dr. Leo S. Skeen of Sanatorium,
has been named health officer for
Iredell County according to an an-,
nouncement released ye^rday by
the Health Board at Statesville. The
selection of Dr. Skeen came after
the action of fee board of commiss
ioners there to establish a full-time
health imit in that county.
Dr. Skeen, who is 30 years of age,
was born at Biscoe, N. C. He is a
graduate of the University of North
Carolina, received his M. D. degree
from the University of Maryland,
took his interaeship at Duke hosp
pital, Durham, practiced his pro
fession at Troy for a year before
going to Sanatorium in 1938 where he
has been clinic physician for some
Dr. A. W. Dick To
Hold Services Here
The Antioch School gave a Hallo
ween party for fee children Thurs
day afternoon. Weiners were roasted,
drinks served, and apples bobbed
for. The children enjoyed it immense
All white Schools will close on
Friday, October 31, tomorrow, so
that aU teachers may attend fee
Southeastern District Meeting of the
N. C. E. A. at Wilmington. This
day will be made up at a later date.
Negro and Indian schools will ope
rate as usual.
William Lamont Home
’ Everybody is glad to have William
Lamont home again. He landed in
New York Monday, and reached home
Tuesday. His mother had a happy
reunion of her family for diimer feat
Announcement has been made that
the Rev. A. W. Dick, D.D., pastor
of the First Rresbyterian Chmch,
Sparjianburg, South Carolina, will be
the visiting preacher during fee Fall
meeting in fee Presbyterian Church
November 9fe through the 16fe.
Dr. Dick is well known in this
section because of his very acceptable
ministry during his j)astorate at fee
First Presbyterian Church in Fay
etteville. Invitations are being sent
out by fee local Church to all fee
churches in this area to hear Dr.
Dick while he is in Raeford.
The meeting will begin on Sunday
evening, November 9fe, and will con.
tinue through fee following Sunday
evening. There will be two se^ices
every day, one in the morning anc
fee other in the evening. To' aU
these services the public is cordfldti^
fee same program in the negro and
Indian schools next week.
Mr. Morgan, chairman of the health
committee, is arranging for a ton
sil clinic early in November. Dr. Hod-
gin of Red Springs will do this work
for $7.50 each, if a sufficient num
ber wish to take advantage of fee
opportunity. The committee then
hopes to put on eye clinic in Decern
ber and possibly a dental clinic in
On Monday, Oct. 27th, fee High
School students assembled in fee
auditorium to hear the Navy Day
Address given by Gov. J. M. Brough
ton. The High School Band played
several numbers and Bonnie Autry
gave a short talk on fee history of
fee United States Navy. The follow
ing list of Hoke County boys in fee
Navy were read out to the students
J. D. Ray, Dan Carter, J. T. Tucker,
Ben Currie, Alex Patterson, David
Gibson, W. R. Barrington, Jr., Wat
son Gillis (Annapolis), Bob Mclnnis,
David Mclnnis, and James Dickson
V. R. White and family spent last
week end in Raleigh and vicinity.
Miss Louise Fletcher spent last
week end at her home in South
The Halloween Carnival at fee
Mildouson School has been postponed
until a later date.
this nationwide movement gives fee
youth of our country an organization
of their own in which they may ful
fill social responsibilities and develop
a regard for their fellows’ welfare.
Launched In Hoke
Mr. J. W. Green, of fee Land-Use
PlcUining Office of N. C. State Col
lege Extension Service, is spending
two days here this week in working
with fee members of fee Agricultural
Workers Council and.with farm lead
ers of the various communities in
launching a definite program look
ing toward a long time agricultural
policy, reports A. S. Knowles, Couhty
This work has as one of its pur
poses to coordinate fee assistance of
all agricultural agencies in the coun
ty and to find out what is needed
in the way of crops and livestock by
communities so that definite pro
grams can be worked out on a com
ation of R. R. (Lick) McLauchlin
who had held the post for 21 years.
In announcing the appointment late
Wednesday (fkwas made public after
the NEWS-JOURNAL had gone to
press) Mr. Ward stated: “His name
was suggested by a number of pro
minent people who had but one
thought, that we should get the best
available man for the post. The state
and the department are forfenate in
getting the service of a man like
Ward further explained that the
first intimation Mr. McEachem had
that he was being considered for fee
post came when Ward telephoned
to ask if he would accept fee ap
pointment. Laurie replied; “Yes”.
Under the 1941 law which com
bined the registration division, fee
patrol and fee highway safety divis
ion into one bureau provided for a .
director of the registration division.
McLauchlin had had fee post under
the department of revenue until his
resignation after having been arrested
for driving drunk.
The tenure of fee office depends
upon the man, according to Ward,
and Mr. McEachem was appointed
for a term to last “as long as he
does a good job.” He will receive $3,-
000 per year. However Ward em
phasized fee fact feat if the job is
well done from year to year he will
be recognized in the form of a larger
In outlining the qualification of
Mr. McEachem for fee post. Ward
stated: “He is an extraordinarily
good business man, knows how to
deal with fee pubic, helped draft the
motor vehicle laws as a member of
the legislature and is familiar with
those laws. His service in fee leg
islature has given him the statewide
viewpoint necessary for such a po
The Hoke man has served as Re
presentative from Hoke in fee Gen
eral Assemblies of 1931, 1933, 1035,
and 1941. During fee sessicms of 1937
and 1939 he was enrolling clerk. He
has served as a member of the Board
of Trustees of the State Sanatorium
since 1935. He is the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McEachem of
Two Hoke Students
At Mars Hill
Due to fee increase of enrollment
in High School, Secretary Yelton,
of the State School Commission, al-
loted another teacher. The new tea
cher will help to relieve fee con
gested condition in fee English and
L. C. Thornton, Bus Route Engineer
for the State School Commission was
scheduled to be in Hoke County last
W^nesday but was ordered by fee
Commission into the western part of
fee State. He will be here at a later
The health program in the schools
is progressing nicely. In addition to
th^ work done by fee teachers,, fee
health department has vaccinated all
baj^inners for diphtheria, and all who
wto^ it for'smallpox throughout
fee white schools, and will begin
Thursday afternoon. Coach Rogers’
Red Raiders, will take on the Clark
ton High School football team. This
game will be played in the local
ball park beginning at two o’clock
and promises to be a close contest.
The starting hour has been moved up
in Older to permit the students who
ride the bus to see the first part of
A principals meeting was held in fee
office of fee county superintendent
on last Monday afternoon.
On REA Lines
Sunday 2 To 5
At the request of the Carolina
Power and Light Company there will
be a power clearance Sunday after
noon from 2 until 5 o’clock on all
lines ^served out of Red Springs
by feat company.
Necessary improvement in the
feeder lines will be made at feat
time. The power will be off on lines
of the Town of Red Springs and fee
Lumbee River Electric Cooperative, it
Mars Hill, Oct. 23 (special)—^Two
students from Hoke coimty, Eldred
Helton and Lawrence Lilbum Hel
ton TimberlcUid. are among fee 867
students enrolled at Mars Hill College
Statistics from fee registrar’s of
fice show that 96 of fee 100 counties
of North Carolina, and 17 states are
represented in fee enrollment this
year. The enrollm«it by states is as
follows: North Carolina, 692; South
Carolina, 50; Virginia, 33;- Florida;
28; Georgia, 21; Tennesse, 15; Ken
tucky, 7; Alabama, Louisiana, Mary
land, 4 each, P«msylvania, Ohio, 2
each; IHinois, Midiigan, Texas* New
Hamphshire, and West Virginia, 1
each. The statistics show further feat
of fee 867 students 478 are ffrst-yeor
students, 310 are second-year students
and two are special students.
W. F. Crater of Scott-Forseman
and Co. was a visitor in town tpis
To Be Held Friday
The Orthopedic Clinic will be held
in the basement of the Agriculture
Building in Lumberton on lYiday,
November 7, beginning at 9 o’dock,
and is free to all indigent duldren
under twenty-one years of age.
Dr. Lenox D. Baker of Duke Hos
pital will be fee surgeon in diarge.
From his one-acre com project,
Manley Gray, Jr. of the Trenton dub
has harvested 94 bushels, reports Jack
Kelley, assistant farm agent in Jones
R. L Corbett of Macclesfield has
purchased 25 steers from Western
North Carolina for fattening this win
ter, reports C. M. Jackson; assistant
farm agent Edgecombe County. ,
National Book Week
“Forward Vith Botdcs” is the thame
for National Book Week, whidi is
November 2-8 this year. f''
Everyone is cordially invited to
visit the Publie Ltibraiy dHtteg tlte
week. Anyone having hoatelLiMn
the literary are urged to
in during Natioaal Book li ipa,
due fees will not *
books-teroot^t in by