The Hoke County Newt
VOLUME XXXVII. NO. 24.
HOT RACE DEVELOPING IN
NEWS-JOURNAL BABY CONTEST
$500 in cash and prizes to be
awarded. The 25 most Popular
Babies in Hoke County. Enter
ypur, Baby Today it costs you
absolutely nothing. Bead.entire
Royal Baby Parade story.
This will be, Hoke Countys
Biggest Baby event. Clip coupon
from this paper and bring to The
News-Journal office today.
Another Honor Roll and Picture
will be published next week.
By “Royal Baby Parade” Editor
Quite a race developed among sev
eral candidates in The News-Journal
* Royal Baby Parade to see. which
baby would head todays honor roll,
and although Linda Gray McBride
scored to the top. Several other babies
gave her a mighty close race. Several
• babies were tied for other positions
and just one five year subscription
would have changed the face of the
honor roll list.
Folks, this race is starting off as
a neck and neck affair. No one baby
has any advantage over the remaining
babies at this writing. With coupons
and other votes coming in from all
sides. It will be hard to foresee who
will head next week’s honor roll. A
little extra effort on your part will
give your favorite a much better
chance of gaining top honors.
Parents no doubt realize the im
portance of having their baby lead a
high position on this honor roll, for
this will give the public its' first
indication as to which parents are
out to have their babies win.
The public like to be with the win
ner, so, naturally, many new sup
porters will flock to the babies who
have the highest positions.
l^rents, you are your baby’s cam
paign managers, and _ the success or
failure of your candidate%l depends
on you. Another count of coupons and
suisicription votes will be made Sat
urday night. A little extra effort be
tween now and o’clock Saturday
.v^night can place your baby at the
1 tpjfltoext week’s honor roll.
P 'Aere will be a prize for all babies
competing. Providing they show an
active interest. Paraders to remain
active must report each week.
If you have a youngster 7 years
old or younger, why not enter him
or her in the Baby Parade? Surely
yo ucan lose nothing and with a
'little activity you will be able to
see your baby’s pocture published in
Tlje News—Journal. There are 25
cash prizes to be awarded the 25 high
est babies at the close of the parade
December 23. And two beautiful sil
ver loving cups to be presented. A
new entrant today could with active
participation head the next honor
Remember your baby is a baby just
, a short time, so while the opportunity
is presented to have your baby’s
picture published, be sure to take
advantage of it. We feel certain that
you will guard and cherish for years
to come the copy of The News-Jour-
nal carrying your baby’s picture.
The “Royal Baby Parade’” has
taken the public’s fancy in this man
ner far exceeding any other com
petition ever known in this section.
For the frst time the people of
Hoke and surrounding counties will
be able to see in The News-Journal
all the beauty and charm embodied in
the lovely youngsters entered in the
No where in North Carolina or any
other state can there be found a
more promising bunch of youngsters,
each with a wining determination.
If you do not have a child eligible
lor the parade, why not select one
of the entrants and support it with
your voting coupons from the paper,
and your merchant’s trade coupon
votes. You can further help yoim
favorite by subscribing, or renewing
your subscription to The News-Jour
Be sure to read throughly the
Royal Baby Parade story in each is
sue of The News-Journal, as it con
tains valuable information. If you
fail to read it you might overlook
some detail which would hinder your
baby’s opportunity of winning, and be
sure to come by The News-Journal
office and see the list of old sub
scriptions whose time has expired.
The next honor roll standing will
be based solely upon what is reported
this week. The votes which went to
determine the‘'leaders in the first
honor roll will fiot be counted toward
the second honor roll. In other words,
each Monday morning the babies start
on equal footing-;, in the race for
position on the next honor roll.
Perhaps some babies will lose thein
high place to some‘ other babies on
the nejd: honor roll (based on week’s
No matter where you live, there
are hundreds of subscribers or (elig
ible subscribers) living with in a few
miles of your home.
Subscriptions count twice as many
votes this week and up to November
29th the ehd of the first period of the
paarde, as during the second period.
Be sure to add new supporters in the
matter of free vote coupons and
merchant’s coupons votes this week.
The more people .saving coupons this
week, for you. the m6re votes in the
Remember, there is more. to the
Baby Parade then entering the baby.
It means that you, as a parent, be
come your baby’s campaign manager
in the race for victory. If you don’t
For Draft Plan
Local Examining Physicians Will
Exclude Only Permanently
time,.arid,trouble to t^ tp
your fe®ives, friends, and neiglilbors
in ybur baby’s behalf, then what
opportunity will your baby have?
In as much as the paraders must
be under 7 years old. We can’t
expect the babies to do much talking
in their own behalf.
For Jack Maxwell
Funbral services were held Tues
day morning for Jack Maxwell, of
Arabia. The services were held at the
Arabia Baptist Church by the pastor.
Burial was in the churchyard.
Mr. Maxwell died Sunday night at
Highsmiths Hospital where he had
been a patient for some time. He had
been in ill health for several months.
He was the son of Mrs. Catherine
Maxwell and the late G. W. Maxwell.
He is survived by his mother, his
wife, the former Miss Caludia Bullard
of Lumber Brid,ge, and three children;
Raymond, Emma Lee and Jackie
Registrants called for physical ex
aminations after January 1st will be
made by an Army Medical examin
ing board, it was announced this
wedk by Gen. J. Van. B. Metts, state
director of the selective service sys
The announcement pointed out
that the plan is being tried in this
area to eliminate confusion resulting
from duplication of physical exami
nations being carried out first, by the
local physicians, and then by medical
officers at the receiving centers. This
has caused much inconvenience to
many men who were passed by local
physicians and then rejected at the
There will be several examining
points in the state, it was said, and
class 1-A potentials wiU be sent to
these points for examination prior
to being called for induction. If they
fail to pass the examinations they
can then return to their jobs after a
loss of only one day from work.
Heretofore many men have quit their
jobs before their induction, gone to
camp and there be turned down for
physical reasons. Then when they
returned home they would find their
jobs had been filled.
Examining physicians of the local
boards will be retained to pass only
on persons whom they know to be
physically disqualified for military
FOR DEFENSE of their na
tion, thou.sands of young Amer
ican women are enrolling in
nursing schools throughout the
nation to meet tne current short
age in the ranks of military and
civilian nurses. Thousands more
will be needed according to the
Red Cross, oflicial source of
nurses for the Army and Navy.
Above, attractive student inir.ses
conduct a laboratory esperiment,
while, right, a graduate Red
Cross nurse puts her , to
WBEFARES FOlTlTlS "
LOCAL RED CROSS WORK
The Hoke Gbunty Chapter is still
in the midst of its Enrollment Cam
paign. Monday, Nov. 24, the local
Hoke County Farmers are urged to
assemble all their scrap iron into one
place on the farm in order to sell
it to dealers for the Defense efforts,
says A. S. Knowles, County Agent.
“Red” Scarborough of Raeford, is co
operating by picking up scrap iron
on the farms at $10.00 a ton. Farmers
should contact Mr. Scarborough per
sonally or leave word at Graham’s
Service Station in Raeford, if they
have scrap iron for sale.
The Defense 'Program is not asking
fanners to donate iron but feel that
they sHould sell iron that is not us
able at this time in order to relieve
the scarcity of iron for hte Defense
On September 1, 1940, Paul Dick
son. Jr., manager of the News-Jour
nal, was called into active service.
He kept his finger on the pulse of the
paper until he was sent to Trinidad
off the coast of South America. The
News-Journal, however, moved on
and did a fine year’s work under the
management of Paul’s mother ably
assisted by Minor Davis, foreman of
the shop, who had been with the
paper since before the late editor’s
death in 1935, and other valued em
ployees. As the year advanced and
workers were greatly in demand,
other businesses paying larger salar
ies, looked with covetous eyfes on the
News-Journal employees. The print
er’s devil was taken first. The book
keeper and typist next; assistant
linotype operator next and now
Minor Davis. In every instance the
vacancy has been filled with capable,
eager to please, interested employees.
Joe Comer, a floor man and linotype
operator with years of valuable ex
perience and training, has taken
Minor’s place. He worked with Minor
in the shop for a week and has
familiarized himself there. He is a
fine job printer, can plan, set prices
and draw up excellent advertise
ments. So The News-Journal is not
daunted, but is looking forward to
a bigger and more profitable year
than it has ever had. We KNOW that
the town and county people KNOW
that this is their paper and their
printing office; that The News-Jour
nal stands ready to help with every
church and civic enterprise in which
the 'county is interested. We ask for
COOPERATION; we want your news;
we want ALL your job work; and'
we want your subscriptions paid and
paid now. >
workers are to report by mail the
amount raised to date. The money
is to be turned over to Dr. Murray
or H. L. Gatlin, Jr., and the state
ment of amount raised by each work
er mailed to E. C. Crawford, Rae
ford,. N. C.
The Home Service Committee of
the Local Red Cross is seeking to
serve as a connecting link between
the boys in camp and their friends
back home. This Committee helps
the boys get furloughs and extens
ion of furloughs. It also fills out the
information papers of boys seeking
discharge from the Army. But the
Local Committee makes no recom
mendation on the matter. The Army
Officers pass on the information given
in answer to the government quest
ions and decides who is to be dis
charged and when. Some Army Offic
ers have been passing the buck on
toe matter; so the National , Red
Cross is passing out toe word that
the Army Officers make the decision
as to who will be released.
Army Authorities Theaten To
Invoke May Act If Vice Situat
ion Not Cleared Up.
the regulation, the following speeders
paid costs for being in too, big. a
hurry: Willie F, Unsell, Edward Ran
dolph Watson, Hyman T. Lacob,
Richard Gaston Jones, Clay Loyd
Young, Bruce L. Preslar, Thomas A.
Weaver, 'William H. Roberts, J. B.
Kemp, Paul R. Clover, Louis Shadi,
John Rowland Montague, Thomas
Choat, Franklin L. Parrish, and Hu
bert Harris. They were brought in
by Highway Patrolmen Herman Ivey
and Jo Murrill.
Frank Smith and C. G. Ray, in
dicted ^on two counts of breaking
and entering, were convicted of steal
ing corn from the barn of Nathaniel
Leslie and wtoeat from Mrs. Martha
Walters. They were each sentenced
to 3 months on roads.
The following were taxed with
the costs for violations of prohibit
ion laws: John D. Campbell, WUlie
Everett, Bernice Haj'wood and Dil
lard Briggs, Lewis Cook, Charlie
Shipman and Gaston Shipman, and
Harvey MePhatter. Paying costs for
being drunk and disorderly were:
John Brown and Cleodus Mangum.
Lt. WiUiam E. Bennett.paid S50
fine and costs of $14 for driving
a car under the influnece of whiskey,
careless and reckless driving and
opreating ;arC9r witoout-drivers licen
se. A 60-day sentence was suspended.
John Will Rozier drew 30-day sus
pended sentence and paid costs for
carrying a concealed weapon.
McKinley McCormick, Red Springs
ngero, was found guilty of driving
car under influnece of liquor. He
filed notice of appeal to Superior
court. Bond was set at $200.
15 REPORT FOR INDUCTION
Another chapter in the battle
against prostitution and other vices
soldier-training areas of North
We have cleaned off the back lots
Carolina is being written today at a behind the stores. Also the lot be-
THIS IS GOOD FOR 200 VOTES
“ROYAL BABY PARADE’
t'^ave these coupons and vote them for your favorite in
“Royal Baby Parade.” If your favorite baby has not
been entered, fill dut .entry.blejik in today’s NEWS JOURNAL
and mail or bring to “Royal Baby Parade” headquarters in
thie News Journal Office, Main Street.
Pauls Dog Lost
The meanest man, woman, girl or
boy Raeford last week was
' the one who stole, sold or
made way with Paul Dickson’s dog
“Buddy.” A loveable black cocker
spaniel that loved and followed every
man in uniform looking for his mas
He had long black floppy ears,
and was wearing a harness. On his
harness was a brass heart showing,
that he had been vaccinated for rab
ies. We wapt this dog returned and we
hope every soldier, CCC boy, and
boy and girl that reads this will
look him. A very liberal reward
wfll l»e paid for his rebira with no
qudstiora asl^ cewinl f
15 colored men from Hoke county
will be inducted into the Army here
Friday morning at 7:30-, and be sent
to Fort Bragg for final physical ex
amination and placement. Two of the
men are volunteers, Robert Junior
McDowell and Robert Lee Hamilton.
Two men originally scheduled to
go with this group have been deferr
ed. They are: Alexander Boatman
and Prince Thedore Murphy.
The thirteen draftees to report are:
Evander McLauchlin, Carnell Hodges,
Willie Allmond, James Gay, John
Archie McLauchlin, Junious Daniel
Williams, Grant W. McNeill, James
Edward, Hercules Miles, Willie Pat
terson, Winston McDonlad, Leander
Blackburn and Quince Alexander
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS
Mrs. R. L.' Murray and Mrs. Arthur
D. Gore were hostesses to the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary Wednesday
morning at 10:00 o’clock at the home
of Mrs. Murray on Donaldson Avenue.
Mrs. Herbert McKeithan, chairman,
presided over the meeting. Reports
Were read for various committees
and plans were made to remember
World War Veterans at Oteen at
I^anksgiii^ and Christmas.
The Auxiliary is sponsoring
entertainment by; Fort Bri^K Gte^ would be n aeiious
^Idb in the neer’|utui«. The dMte will “
conference called by Governor J
Melville Broughton to meet in the
House of Representatives in the
State Captol for 11 a. m.
Law enforcement officials from
some fifteen counties and their prin
cipal towns have been called to Ral
eigh for the conference at which Med
ical and Morale officers of Fort Bragg
will explain the seriousnes^s of the
situation. Governor Broughton’s let
ter was addressed to the sheriffs,
commission chairmen, chief of police
and mayors of the counties and towns
where the Army authorities have
stated cooperation between civil and
military officers has been classed all
the way from very good to extreme
From Hoke county and Raeford
Sheriff D. H. Hodgin, Chairman N.
H. G. Balfour and Chief of Police
R. H. Beck are attending the con
ference. Sheriff Hodgin stated yester
day that the vice situation in the
county had been handled strictly as
his department had been requested
some months ago, and that every
police officer here had been diligently
tracking dov/n violators so that as
far as he knew no complaints will be
made at the conference in regards to
the situation in Hoke County and
Raeford. Prostitutes, he added, seem
to know that they wUl not be allow
ed to carry on their trade here and
are staying away. ,
May Invoke May Act
Army officials, apparently, have
told Governor Broughton that imiogs
conditions are remedied in some sect^
ions, that the military police will be
called to clean , them up. Under pro
visions of the May Act, which pro
vides that the military authorities
may act to the best interest of the
soldiers in policing vice-ridden com
munities near army camps, the Army
can handle the, situation.
Governor Broughton, conunenting
on this possibility, states “ .
hind the Red Wagon across from
Page Trust Co. building, and toe
lot next to Dr. Mattheson’s office for
the purpose of parking cars.
All persons working down town
are requested to park on one of these
lots on Saturdays and Saturday nights
so that the parking spaces on the
streets may be used by visitors.
Residents of the town and our
neighbors from the country who ex.-
pect to spend some time visiting or
shopping down town can help by
parking in one of these lots.
We will appreciate your cooperat
ion in trying to relieve the parking
G. W. BRO'WN,
Mayor of Raeford.
Farmers of Antioch Township are
being asked .to attend a mating at
the Antioch Community House on
Monday, November 24, at 7:00 p. m.
for the purpose of re-electing Triple-
A Towntoip Committeemen.
Most of the Committeemen in this
township have resigned or become
inactive and it was necessary that
new committeemen be elected, re
ports A. S. Knowles, County Agent.
Some pictures taken on the farms in
Hoke. County will be shown at the
meeting in addition to a discussion
of the Triple-A Program for 1942.
Unless climatic conditions change
between now and November 20th,
Thanksgiving Day, there will be |
danger of fires. Due to so
hunters and others in the wc
teke this means of asking,
^tpmtion of each ^ertsmao.