The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME xxxvn. NO. 23.
BAEFOBD, N. C., THURSDAY/ NOV. Gth, 1*41.
|L5t FEB TEAR
U. S. Defense-Aid
Speaker At REA Meeting Says
Expeditionary Army Probably
Hott. J. Bayard Clark, member of
Congress, stated here yesterday that
while the United States probably’
would not have to send an Expedition
ary force to the European battle fields,
it looked to him that a “shooting”
naval war was absolutely necessary
for the success of the American pro
gram of defense and aid to our
Speaking at the annual meeting of
members of the Lumbee River Elect
ric Membership 'Corporation held in
the Hoke County courthouse, Mr.
Clark praised the Rural Electricifi-
cation Authority as one of the really
fine things that had come ouf of the
Sounding a soldmn note of warning
on the situation which this country
faces today, the speaker stated that
we were facing the gravest hour in
the history of our nation, and that
it was serious whether we considered
it from either a national or individual
point of view. “In a short time,” he
said, “there is no doubt in my mind
that we will be engaged in a naval
war. This is going to be necessary
for our own defense, and absolutely
necessary that great quantities of
war materials which we are supplying
on the Aid-to-Britain, Russia and
China programs shall reach thier
destinations and hplp them defeat
their and our enemies.
To carry out this program will dis
joint our industrial and economic
system Mr. Clark warned. This is al
ready being done though only about
five or six billions of a total of 35
billions of dollars have as yet been
expended. If the war continues a
year or two longer and more and
more of strategic materials are pre
empted for defense and aid purposes
every individual will be affected by
the drastic changes in our economic
situation. Many more businesses now
operating for civilian needs will either
be making defense materials or will
be out of business.
It presents a sad picture, Mr. Clark
H said, but there appears to be no other
wajli None of the critics of the ad-
' ministration’s foreign policy has sug
gested any sensible alternative to our
present plan. The country has got
to go on, make these materials, and
deliver them, or we will have to
throw our defense machinery into
reverse and quit the entire program.
When The War Ends
After the war will come our most
serious challenge, declared Congress
man Clark. The readjustment pro
gram will present the most serious
problems in the history of America.
That period of adjustment, will bring
hard times, and there is no way
we can help it. Then will come the
great challenge to the common sense
of our citizenry. It can’t be solved
by the bankers, the politicians, the
demi-gods or the fly-by-nights. It
will call for straight thinking and
the utmost of sacrifice—and unless
we have it we can then lose the war
after we have won it by allowing
crackpots to tak eover and deprive
us of the liberities for which we are
now struggling to preserve.
The farmers, those living on their
own lands which are not mortgaged
will have the greatest security and
will be the safest citizens when this
great slump comes. “Own your own
land,” he advised, “live on it, and get
out of debt.” Then the farmer will
suffer less than any other of our
citizens when this post-war depress
ion comes, he concluded.
Gwynn Price, chairman of the state
REA, of Raleigh, was the other speak
er on the days program. Mr. Price
reviewed the prograss of the REA in
North Carolina and the nation. He
stated that there.were now 28 cooper
atives in the state with a total in-
’^estment of $14,000,000. These groups
owned 28,000 miles of lines and were
now serving 30 per cent of the farm
homes of the state.
The program, which has been in
terrupted by the national defense pro
gram, when eventually completed
will serve more than 50 per cent
of all farm hotnes.
“B” Project Report
Persons who have filed applications
for service on the “B” project which
is now under consideration were re
quested by Mr. Price to let their ap
plication and the $5 fee remain with
the cooperative. The farmers must
stand together and hold these im-
constructed projects together. These
lines will be built sooner if they do
that. He stated that every effort was
being made to secure the material
allb$nenta as soon as was possible,
and that the local project woujd be
3 rs Elected
or the comlnf year
Dr. A. W. Di^ Will
The Rev. A. W. Dick, D.D., Pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church,
Spartanburg, South Carolina, will be
gin a series of services in the Pres
byterian Church here Sunday evening
at 7 o’clock. The series will continue
foj: one week, concluding with the
evening service on Sunday, November
There will be two cervices each day
during the series. The morning ser
vices will be at 10 o’clock at which
time Dr. Dick will bring a series
of messages from the Epistle of
Jude, “Jude’s Message for Today.”
The evening services will begin at
7:30 o’dock. Dr. Dick has announced
the following schedule of subjects
for the evening services.
Sunday, November 9, “God’s First
Imperative* to Every Man.”
• Monday, November 10, “God’s First
Call to Every Christian.”
Tuesday, November 11, “Why Does
God Permit War?”
Wednesday, November 12, “In 'ftbe
Light of Three Fires.”
Thursday, November 13, “Tests of
Conduct’ (A Message to Young Peo
Friday, November 14, “Consecrat
ion or Compromise.”
Sunday, November 16, “Walking
At the evening services the Rev.
E. L. Barber, Pastor of the Church
at Aberdeen, will lead the singing.
The song service each evening will
begin promptly at 7:30.
Dr. Dick is well known in this
section having served as Pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of Fay
etteville for about eight years. He
moved from Fayetteville to his pasto
rate about three years ago. He has
many friends in this section who will
be eager to hear him again.
The Presbyterian Church of Rae-
ford has extended an invitation to
all his friends to attend these services.
15 Minor Cases
Hes^ In Hoke
Only minor offenses were involved
in fifteen cases heard by Judge W.
B. McQueen in Covmty Court Tuesday
as Solicitor Graham Dickson return
ed to lyS i)ost after an absence of
slightly more than a year.
Alex Brigman was convicted of as
sault with a deadly weapon on John
Wesley Brigman, for pointing a load-
ed'rifle at the plaintiff. Alex was giv
en 30 days suspended upon payment
of costs. Like sentences and suspens
ions were given the following de
fendants: William Brown, speeding;
Joseph Lassiter, speeding; Willie
Love, speeding; W. H. Jacobs and
Odell Watson, drunk and disorderly;
Joe Locklear, violation of roads and
prohibition laws; Ed Wright, allow
ing stock to run at large; and Ed
Wright, Jr., for releasing stock after
they had been impounded legally.
Worth McMillan was convicted on
two charges of assault, on Angus Mc
Millan and Janie McMillan, during
an argument in Little River Town
ship. He was given a four months
sentence in the first case and six
months in the second case, both sus
pended on good behavior for 12 mon
L. D. Phillips and Joe Locklear
were deprived of their drivers licenses
and fined $50 and costs for operation
of cars under the influence of liquor.
Tom McNeill drew a 6 months sus
pended sentence for assault on Sarah
The case against J. C. Wright,
deputy sheriff, in which he was
charged with assault on Clarence
Benton was dismissed for lack of
Takes Up Duties
Of Motor Bureau
Laurie McEachern left Raeford
Saturday for Raleigh, where he re
ported for duty as director of the
registration bureau of the motor ve
Mr. McEachern’s appointment to
the $3,000-a-year job was announced
two weeks ago.
Will Issue No
No driver’s licenses will be issued
at Raeford or Laurinburg on next
Tuesday, it was stated yesterday by
B. H. Hutchinson, drivers license
examiner of the state patrol.
The 11th is Armistice Day and will
be a holiday for all state offices
Armory Leased To
FWA For Soldiers
The Armory of the Headquarters
Company and Battery “F” of the
252nd Coast Artillery was leased
Monday for a period of one year to
the Federal Works Agency, govern
mental contracting division, for the
establishment of a recreational cent
er here for soldiers under the direct
ion of the United Service Organizat
The lease was concluded Monday
by the county commissioners, who
control the property, and County Ac
countant John A. McGoogan took the
papers to Richmond, Va., Tuesday
night where final details of the ope
ration of the center by the FWA and
the USO were worked out.
Furniture, bedding and cots,, games
and other materials necessary for
the operation of the Center are to be
supplied by the USO and a full-time
director will be sent here to direct
The commissioners approved the
offered price for two small tracts of
land sold at public auction and ac
cepted Lacy Scarborough’s bid of
$160 for 7 acres, and James Dickson’s
bid of $82.84 for 5% acres in Mc-
Roads to be Improved
Commission Chairman Ni H. G.
Balfour, Commissioners A. K. Ste
vens and Hector McNeill, and Mr.
McGoogan were assured of improve
ments on two roads by Highway Com
missioners McCrary of Asheboro last
week when they called at his office
asking that the Rockfish road and
the North Main street extension be
Commissioner McCrary stated to
them that since surfacing materials
were under priority regulations no
definite dates could be set for the
surfacing of the roads, but that he
could assure them that the two high
ways would be relocated, the beds
prepared for cdlhreatment immediate
ly. He added that as soon as it was
possible the surfacing treatment
would be applied.
The News-Jornnal Readm WiR
Choose Hoke Baby King And (^lecn
There have so many requests
for the square dances to start up
that the hall over the News Journal
has been leased and the first of these
popular dances will begin tonight,
Thursday, November 6.
F. B. SEXTON CONVALESCING
F. B. Sexton, Raeford veteran hard
ware dealer, is convalescing after
two weeks of illness. He had quite
a bad attack of erysipelas. He is in
the store for a short while each day
To Meet At
SCHOOL NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK
BY K. A. MacDONALD
The members of the Central Press
Association will meet at Southern
Pines Saturday evening. The group
will gather at the home of James
Boyd at 6:30 and the dinner will be
held at the Southern Pines Country
Club at 7:30. H. Clifton Blue, of
Aberdeen, is president of the associat
Nifflocks To Sit
At Mixed Term
Judge Q. K. Nimocks, of Fayette
ville, will preside over the term of
Superior Court which will be con
vened here Monday.
Both criminal and civil cases will
be tried during ttte term, it was ItatcMl
yesterday by Edgar Hall, clerk of the
court, in which there will probably
be nothing sensational. There are no
capital cases on the calendar for
criminal trial. Judge Nimocks is re
placing Hon. R. Hunt Parker, of
Ahoskie, with whom an exchange has
been arranged for this term.
The Ashemont P.T.A. will meet on
'Wednesday night, November 12, at
7:30 o’clock. The meetings for this
year will be on the second Wednes
days of each month, instead of on
Tuesday as here-to-fore.
The faculty of Hoke High School
will be guests of the association at
the November metting. The parents
of all high school students are espec
ially urged to attend this meeting
and meet their children’s teachers.
The Tonsil Clinic will be held next
week during the days 12-13-14- At
the Armory in Raeford. Parents will
be notified as to the day on which
to bring their children.
Parents are expected to bring
sheets, pillows, blankets, and night
clothes for their diildren.
the high school building last week
was a great success. $155.00 was
raised and will be divided between
the high school and the Raeford
The Board of Education held its
regular monthly meeting Monday.
The time was used largely in hearing
the financial report for the last
school year. A resume of this report
will be published at an early date.
Lee Rivenback, head mechanic,
went to Charlotte Tuesday and
brought back a load of tools and sup
plies, furnished by The National De
fense Organization for use in the
county. These things are furnished
through the Department of Education
This Did Not
Happen In Raeford
An,Army Officer was looking for
an apartment. He had foimd what-he
wanted and he and the landlady
were closing the deal, when she asked
if he had any children. He said, “Yes,
two little girls.” She then said, “Oh!
I am so glad, this old house has been
a long time without children and I’ll
be glad to have them again.”
Ashemont school held a Hallowe’en
Carnival at the school building last
Friday night. $23.50 was raised and
will be used for the benefit of The
Most of the white teachers and
principals of the County attended
the S. E. District meeting of the
N. C. E. A. held in Wilmington last
Friday. A. B. Wilkins, Supt. of the
Cumberland County Schools, was
elected president at this meeting.
Dr. Thomas of the State Sanator
ium examined all the pupils at Aahe-
mont for tonsils yesterday. This
is a part of the County Healtti Pro
gram, and in preparation for the
Tonsil Clinic to be held in Raeford
V. R. White and K. A. MacDonald
attended The State District Principal
Meeting held in Chapel Hill last
The Hallowe’en Carnival held at
An additional teacher has been al
lotted to the high school. Until a suit
able one can be secured, Mrs. N. A.
McDonald, Jr., is substituting. This
teacher is to relieve over-crowded
conditions in the English and Book
Crops are mostly in at this time
of year than ever before. Consequent
ly, we have the largest em^ollment as
of Nov. 1st, in the negro sdiools that
we have ever had. The attendance
is good also.
The Hoke High band, under the
direction of Mr. Melvin, played for
the meeting of the Lumbee Electric
Membership Association that met in
The enrollment at the Raeford
graded school has' increased so much
that pla'ns are under way to change
Miss Cox, the music teacher, to a
class room teacher. This will not
mean that music will be dnqpped but
that each teadier will have to carry
on the program as usual in her owd
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Red Cross Enrollment
Campaign In Hoke
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, Roll Call
Chairman of the Hoke County Red
Cross Chapter, says the Annual Roll
Call for the County is already on the
way in the County. The schools of
the county are enrolling their teach
ers and class rooms a hundred per
cent this week. Next week the cam
paign for Raeford and the entire
county begins. The campaign that
is launched to reach the county goal
of $1,100,00 runs from Nov. 11 to
Nov. 20. The Enrollment Committees,
appointed by Mrs. Cameron, are as
ANTIOCH—Miss Jean Hodgin,
Miss Maggie McPhaul, Mrs. Margaret
McPhaul, Miss Willie Mae Liles, Mrs.
RAEDEEN—Mrs. Cliff Conoly, Mrs.
A. T. Asheburn, Miss Irene Downer,
Mrs. G. C. Lyttle.
MILDOUSON—Mrs. Jessie Gibson,
Miss Clara Gibson, Mrs. John Mc
Phaul, Mrs. Earl Tolar, Miss Vera
ROCKFISH—Mrs. A. W. Wood,
Mrs. M. S. Gibson, Mrs. G. A. Mon
roe, Mrs. Floyd Monroe, Mrs. A. A.
ALLENDALE—Mrs. Will Hasty.
BLUE SPRINGS—Mrs. J. W. Mc-
Bryde, Mrs. D. J. Dalton, Mrs. E. A.
ASHEMONT—Mrs. N. F. Sinclair,
Mrs. Elbert McLeod, Mrs. Duke Mar
shall, Mrs. J. S. Nickols, Mrs. Crowell
PINE FOREST—Mrs. Mary Hel
ton,, Mrs. J. D. Tapp, Mrs. Roger
Dixon, Mrs. Jim Smith, Mrs. N. A.
WAYSIDE— Mrs. Marshall New
ton, Mrs. James Gillis, Mrs.. Mary
Mott, Miss Kate Black.
LITTLE RIVER—Mrs. A. Black
burn, Miss Ruby Johnson, Mrs. W.
L. Jones, Mrs. Arch McGiU, Miss
RAEFORD RESIDENCE SECTION
Mrs. T. B. Upchurch, Jr., Mrs.
Chandler Roberts, Mrs. Frank Tapp,
Mrs. Alfred Cole, Mrs. Alex Walters
Mrs. Millard Baker, Mrs. Rosco
Currie, Mrs. H. L. Gatlin, Mrs. Her
bert McKeithan, Mrs. Charlie Baker,
Mrs. Dewey Howell.
Mrs. Lawrence McNeiU, Mrs. Buck
Blue, Mrs. Colon Scarboro, Mrs. Mar
cus Smith, Mrs. Lewis Upchurch,
Mrs. J. L. McLeod.
Mrs. Joe Gulledge, Mrs. I. Mann,
Mrs. S. P. Sykes, Mrs. Auswell Gra
ham, Mrs. G. B. Rowland.
F. B. Sexton, George Weaver.
Filling Station and Garage
N .A. McDonald, Jr.
Miss Ila Graham. -
Upchurch Milling Co.
Hoke Oil and FertUizer Co.
Miss Ruth Lsdle.
Edinboro Cotton Mill
Sanatorium, N. C.
Mrs. J. L. Bell. •
C. C. Camp
Mrs. Rena Woodhouse.
Hoke High School, V. R. White,
Raeford Elementary, W. J. Coates;
Ashemont, R. A. Smoak, Antioch, M.
C. Moore, Rockfish, Z. G. Ray, Mild-
ousin, W. M. Morgan.
Upchurch, High. Prof. Gaston.
County School, Geneveive Fou-
Dr. Kerr Taylor
To Visit Raeford
Dr. Kerr Taylor, Educational Secre
tary of Foreign Missions of the
Presbyterian Church with head
quarters in Nashville, Tennessee,
will visit Raeford November 7th and
will remain in this section through
Sunday, November 9th.
A group conference of all the se
cretaries of Foreign Missions in the
local auxiliaries of the Fayetteville
Presbyterial wll be held on Friday
morning at the home of Mrs. H. C.
McLauchli'n, Presbyterial Secretary
of Foreign Missions. At 3 o’clock in
the afternoon there wiH be a popular
meeting on Foreign Missions at the
Presbyterian Church with Dr. Taylor
making the address. Invitatimis have
been sent out to all churches in
this district to attend this meeting.
Sunday morning, November 9th.
Dr. Taylor will preach at the Pres
byterian Churdi. While in this seetiOD
Dr. Taylor will sp(»k at flora Mac
donald College, Presbyterian Junicar
College, and the Maxton Pre^yterian
Five Htmdred. Dollars In Cash
And Prizes Offered Wnmers;
Any Boy or Girl Seven or Un
der Elii^le To Become Mem
ber Of Soyalty.
The “Royal Baby Parade” comes
to Raeford in all its splendor. The
News Journal, having studied the
above plan, and realizing the bene
fits the youngsters would receive,
is happy to announce it will award
$500 in cash and prizes to the twenty-
five most popular babies between the
ages of six months and seven years.
There is no cost to enter.
BABY KING AND QUEEN
The ••Royal Baby Parade” begins
today and the crowning of the Baby
King and Queen will be December
23rd. Pictures will be made and
published absolutely free to paraders
who show an active interest.
$500 CASH AND PRIZES
Two hundred dollars cash first
prize, plus a 22 inch silver loving
cup, to symbolize for ever your
child’s supremacy of popularity in
this locality; $50 dollars cash second
prize: $25 cash third prize and 22
other cash prizes to the next most
Another identical 22 inch silver
loving cup, will be presented to the
baby of opposite sex having the high
est position so as to crown a “Baby
King and Queen”.
Parents Of Hoke County And Sur
You are cordially invited to enter
your baby in the “Royal Baby Pa
rade”. There is no cost or entry
fee' of any kind to you. The News
Journal pays the entire cost of mak
ing your baby’s picture and publish
ing pictures and story of your child.
Please come to the “Royal Baby
Parade” headquarters, located in the
News Journal Office, Raeford, and
fill out entry blank, giving us the
desired information or data to be
published with your baby’s picture
in the News Journal, then ask your
friends and relatives to save the 200-
vote coupons appearing in the News
A “Royal Baby Parade” ballot box
will be located in the “Royal Baby
Parade” headquarters. Those wishing
to deposit coupons for their favor
ite baby in the parade should fill
out coupons and deposit in the ballot
box. The ballot box will be opened
Thursday, November 6th, and the 25
babies having the highest number
of votes will be listed in their re
spective positions on the honor roll.
Your baby’s name being on the first
poll means much to its success in
the “Royal Baby Parade.”
Enter your baby immediately that
we may publish the first pictures in
the News Journal next week if pos
sible. Remember it’s very important
to have your baby’s name appear in
the first Kst, as by not appearing in
first list your baby might lose the
support of relatives and friends to
some other baby whose name did
appear in the first honor roH. Entries
wanted in Hoke county, regardless
of where you live in this territory,
whether in town or RJ’JD., your
baby is eligible to participate in the
Royal Baby Parade”. No babies of
employees of the News Journal may
enter the competition.
Mother and dad, if you wrant to
see your youngster’s picture in the
News Journal, all we ask is an active*
interest in your baby’s behalf. It costs
you nothing to have your baby’s
pictures made and published in the
News Journal. Be sure to bring your
baby’s entry to the “Royal Baby
Parade” headquarters today. The of
fice will be open untU 5 P. M. every
day and until 9 P. M. on Saturday.
Quick respiMose on your part will
help make your youngster the win
ner of $200 cash i>Ius a beautiful
loving cup. Wouldn’t you like to
be able to bank $200 for his or her
majesty’s future? This is yw golden
^portunity to see your baby’s pic
ture m the News Journal. You khow
^y grows up mighty soon. So enter
today and you will treasure for life-
toe the copies of the News Journal
m whidi your baby’s picture was
T. C. Sinclair
H. R. McLean, who has been Coun
ty Forest and Game Warden for sev
eral years, has been relieved of the
Forestry Work, effective Novemhw
ISth. Mr. T. C. Sinclair of Sanatoriim
will now assume this position. H/jr.
Sinclair will' use the Sanatorium look
out for spotting fires, and will be
available when needed A ’FkoM ^
to be installed in his home immesiiatg-
ly, and he may be reached
the operator at toe SanatoRSi^'
Mr. McLean will devote hfii
to the game work.
Other forest wardens 1^ .
gtatioaed throuffhetit tot -