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The Hoke County Ndwt
The Hoke County Journal
xxx;^. NO. 3g.
RAEFOBD, N. C., THURSDAY, FER 5th, 1942.
lUj^ch Af Dimes To
Saturday; Make Payments To
Rev. E. C. Crawford.
. The drive for funds in the Infan
tile Paralysis can^aign is still about
^:$80.00 short of the goal. The re-
;sponse of Ihe public has beeh very
encouraging, and the following let
ter, mailed last week by a Hoke
county mother, shows the importance
of the drive:
“J*lease accept the enclosed $1.00
as baby F- ’s contribution to the
Infantile Paralysis Fund. Last sum-
|her his little limb was paralyzed for
a long time, not from infantile par-
-alysi^ but from a skull fracture. It
was t>itiful to see the little leg lay
still so long. Then one day I saw
that little limb move. That was the
happiest day.of my life! Then I knew
tthe 'elation that comes to a mother’s
Sieart when her little child that has
S»e^ stricken with paralysis begins to
IRove her little limbs again.
“May the campaign be a great suc
»• “Sincerely yoiif
yiP “MRS. Fr-r?.“
^e following haVl donir^uted a
dollar or more to the Fund:
Mrs. J. C. Thomas, Joseph Farm
er, Jr., Mrs. J. W. McLauchlin, Isaac
Harowitz, J. A. Baucom, John Park
er, Mrs. Estelle Wilson, Mrs. E. A.
iBill, Sr., EugeneyBill, Tommie Cam-
"cron, Roy Goodman, Mr. Coates.
H. L. atlin, Jr., Younger Stephens,
"W. R. Barrington, M. D. Yates, A. V.
'lenders. Dave Hodgin, N. Hr G. Bal-
iibur, Miss Jo Hall, Archie Howard,
C. Crawford, Ernest Capps.
G^rge P^s, Paul McCain, Mrs.
C. S. Cates, W. W. Roberts, Israel
Mann, R. L. Bethune, Mrs. R. L. Be-
Hhvme. Eliza Lane, Hugh Hair, Mrs.
s ^elle Currie, Marshall Newton, Mrs.
H. L. Murray, W. A. McDonald.
'^ladc Morris, H. A. Grera, L, F.
A. K, Stevens, John McGoog-
an, Mr. Knowles G; F. Watsdh, N. P.
Watson, J. F. Jordan, Louis Parker.
Hiese 46 dcmated $57,00.The.Ed-
ucational, Garden~''ahd Miisic Clubs
have donated $5.00 each, and the
*^88ionary Societies of the Baptist
, and Methodist churches $5.00 each;
-'$42.09 has been received from the
Coin Cans, and $26.00 from the Presi
dent’s BaU, $16.00 of which is in
cluded for tickets in those contrib-
• uting $1.00 or more above. This
brings the total to $134.09.
Chairman of Committee. E. C.
, Crawford, will make final report to
:State Headquarters February 9,th
Others may make their payment he-
. fore that date
The post-graduate course in medi
ae sponsored by the University of
IN. C., Chapel Hill, which -is being
rheld at the Veterans’ hospital, Fay-
jetteville, is being well attended by
‘practicing physifcians of Fayetteville
and siUTOunding towns and commun
ities. This course was begun Tiiurs-
aftemoon, January 22nd, and wDl
in session for six consecutive
lursdays through February ^6th.
The instructors in these sessions are
■from the Mayo Clinic, Minn.; the
University of Penn.; Washington, D.
C.; and Atlanta, Ga.
jf^r. P. P. McCain
torium, and Dr. R
Raeford,* are those
Fw Hoke Ready
For February 16
Plans have been completed for the
third registration to be held in Hoke
county when on February 16 all men
between the ages of 20 and 45 will be
registered with the selective srvice
Chairman, T. B. Lester of the Hoke
County Board, stated that workers
had been' secured to handle the regis
tration work at all points in the
county and everything was in readi
ness for the day. He pointed out
that every male citizen and every
male alien who was born on or after
February 17, 1897 and on or before
December 13, 1921, not previously
registered, was required to register.
The registration places will be open
from 7 a. m. until 9 p. m. (War
Time.) Persons away from their
homes may go td* the nearest regis
tration place where cards Will be
fill^ out and sent to their home
Employers, educational institutions
and 'government agencies were “Te-
questf^ i?y Governor J. Mt Broughton
linils prariamation of Third Regis
tration Day that they give those un
der their charge ample time to reg-.
iater during the prescribed hours. I
The registration places in Hoke
and those in charge, named by the
local board, are as lollows:
Allendale (Community House) —
L. A. McGoogan, H. F. Currie, Will
Antioch (Commimity House) —
Walter Gibson, W. C, Hodgin, H. R.
Poole, Knox Watson.
Blue Springs (Bethel Community
House)—^Alex Parmer, Manley Nor
ton, C. J. McNeill, GiftOrt Autrey.
A s h Te y Heights (Community
House)—J. B. Womble, N. F. Sinclair,
R. A. Smoak.
Montrose (Community House)—Vf.
li. Thomberg, Rev. George Pickard,
A. B; Tapp.
Sanatorium—Mrs. C. W. Covington,
F. L Eubanks, Mrs. P. JP* McCain.
' Rdekdsh (School Building)—M. G^
Ray, a; W. Wood, Z. G. Ray, Osca^
Wayside (Community Building) —
F. A. Monroe, A. K. Stevens, Will
Monroe, John Parker.
Dundarrach (Community Build
ing)—N. H. G. Balfour, W. J. Mc-
Bryde, N. A. Meinnis.
Arabia’ (Service Station)—J. M.
McGougan, J. L. McFadyen, W. S.
Court House—J. B. Cameron, D. H.
Hodgin, L. J. Campbell, G..B. Row
land, H. L. Gatlin Sr.
City Hall—John McKay Blue. Rev.
Harry K. Holland, M. T. Poovey, C.
W. Barrington, C. R. Freeman.
Little River (Community Building)
—J. W. Smith, Daniel McGill, C. H.
Marks, Cameron Johnson.
By order of the Hoke Coimty Draft
T. B. LESTER, Chairman
F. A. MONROE.
On Highway Woik
Work On Bridges On 15-A De
ferred Due To Material Short
N. H. G. Balfour, E. R. Pickier,
W. L. Gibson. A. K. Stevens and
Supt. K. A. MacDonald went to
confer with D. B. McCrary, Highway
Commissioner, about the roads in
Hoke county. They were informed
that the new bridges on Highway
15-A at Little Rockfish and Lumber
River were delayed on account of
scarcity of steel. However, it is
probable that these bridges will be
built a little later. They were also
informed that additional surface treat
ment on the Rockfish road had been
set up in their budget and would be
carried forward as soon as material
was available. They hoped to be able
to secure these materials, this sum
American Junior Red Cross members from coast to coast sre
organizing a huge production program to make stretchers and tr«c^n
splints needed in the wartime emergency. Girls can help, toa. as
shown in this picture taken at the Friends School in Wgahingtou. D. C,
Instructor Walter E. Horn explains the construction of tho now Rod
Cross Emergency Stretcher to students Patsey May and John Lockwood,
Daniel B. McQueen
Dies h Lumb^rtw
This colunm will be devoted to
the activities the Red Cross
chapter of Hoko county. Rev. E.
C. Crawford is direeior nt the imb-
licity for the chapter and will pre
pare the copy each week. To get
news of your emnmnnity Red Cross
wmrk in this colnmn send your nu-
terial to Rev. Mr. Crawford.
of N. C, Sana-
L. Murray, of
Dr. Matheson Beinsr
- - t
Dr. R. A. Matheson, who has be«i
■taking treatment at Staifk Hospital,
Charte^n, was at 'home the past
weekend. Thr. Matheson has recently
l^eep before the Retirement Board
expects to be retired from the
■army at an early date. He will re
sume his practice in Ractford.
JFU’e At Home Of
jThe Fire Chief
A sm'aU fire did slight damage to
’tee home of Fire CSiief Harry Green
late Monday afternoon. 'Mr. Green
estimates tee damage at about riS.
Members 6f the Raeford vdlunteer
•company state .that fires are so im-
usual here that tiiey just have to
have some practice and the ChleTs
home fire made an excellent rehear
sal action for them.
Capture Sea Elephants.
In 1926. a group of U. S. Mai^in^
was detailed to go ashore at Guada
lupe Island, oil the lower California
coast. They captir^lthree see 'ele-
■Rbants for the San’Die^, rCalif:,
. ,gi^h .welghed-oyte»|^ ■
Hoke High Leads In
The fi A v* rounds of the Raeford in
vitational tournament took place in
the Hoke County High gym on ■Mon
day and Tuesday nights. In the
opening game on .Monday night,
Pinehurst girls defeated Laurel Hill
girls 31-8. M. Frye of Pinehurst was
high scorer with 17 points and E.
Horne of Laurel Hill scored high
with 4 points.
The second game saw the defeat
of the Wagram girls by the Red
Springs girls with a final score of
41-6. Brewer for Red Springs scorr
ed 24 points and Currie for Wagram
scored 3 ^points.
In the first boys’ game of the tour
nament, Aberdeen won over Hoke
high 31-15. J. Bowman wajs high
scorer for Aberdeen with 14 points,
and McNeill led Hoke high with 8
On Tuesday night, Hoke high girls
defeated 71st girls 34-28. E. Smith
scored 12 points for Hoke high and B.
McArthur scored 12 points for 71st
In the boys’ game. Red S^^
won over Laurel Hill, 24-13. Odom
Springs scored 14 points and
1 10 points for Laur-
The last game, played between
Wagram ^nd Pinehurst boys, proved
Wagram with a score of
23-20. Chriscoe won high score -for
Pinehimt and McCoy for Wagram
with 12 points.
The first round of games wais finish
ed Wednesday night, and semi-finals
begin toni^t and continue through
Friday, with the finals being held on
.Saturday night. Winners in the
will be awarded trophies and gold
basketballs. Runners-up will receive
Schools participating in the tour-
Mment are: Pinehurst, Aberdeen,
***“• Wagram, Red Springs,
Hill, Acyettty-Pirst, Gibson,
Red Cross Text
Tekt books of the Standard Red
Cross First Aid Course, to be taught
at night by Mrs. Giles, have arrived.
Those desiring to take the course
will register at the welfare office im
The wool for the knitting, of sweat
ers has been'ordered and is expected
within a few days. This wool will
be made available from the sewing
room of the Raeford grammar school.
Ladies interested in helping with the
knitting may call Mrs. John Walker
or Mrs. A. L. O’Briant.
The Home Service Committee of
Red Cross has bed) called on to
make complete reports on service men
seeking deferment on dependency
claims. The opinion of the local
Selective Servic* Board may also be
sought by Arn^, authorities in de
Mayor G. W. Brown today issued
the following proclamation estab
lishing February 9 at 2 a. m. as the
time at which Raeford will go on
Daylight Saving Time:
“Whereas, the Congress of the
United States has passed an act to
promote the national security and de
fense by establishing Daylight Sav
ing Time, by the terms of which, be
ginning at two o’clock a. m., Febru
ary 9, 1942, the standard time for the
various ones in the United States
shall be advanced one hour; ahd
“'Whereas it is thought that for
the best interest of the citizens of this
city that the standard time in effect
be advanced in accordance with the
said*act of Congress, and will great
ly aid in the promotion of nattnnni
security and defense during the pres
“Now, therefore, I, G. W. Brown,
Mayor of the Town of Raeford, do by
this Proclamation order and’direct
that all offices, departments and ag
encies of the Town of Raeford shall,
from and after two o’clock a. m., the
9th day of February, 1942, operate on
the basis of Eastern Daylight Savins
G. W. BROWN,
Robert A. Mdrtirie, 6hi8f\6f th>
materials section 6t gdveffiifieht-'
al requirements branch, office of
emergency management, will be the
leading speaker at a district meeting
of all county and city officials in
this area, to be held in the city hall
at Fayetteville on Thursday, Febru
ary 12, it was announced yesterday
by Albert Coates, director of the In
stitute qf Government at Chapel HilL
War-time emergency problems of
counties, cities .ind towns, with es
pecial emphasis on priorities, public
purchasing and relat^ defense prob
lems, will be taken up at the con
ference, which is one of a series of
district meetings for city and county
governing boards and purchasing ag
ents being sponsored by the Insti
tute throughout the state.
Mr. Martino will be assisted in
leading the discussion programs by
Mr. Coates, G. Maurice Hill, asso
ciate director of the Institute', and
regional representatives of the State
Defense Council, of local defense
councils, and by other public offic
Other topics for discussion will in
clude procedures for local defense
councils ahd civilian protection com
mittees and the relationship of their
activities to the governmental func
tions of counties, cities and towns;
and war-time ernergmicy training
programs for officials and employees
of counties, cities and towns, and
local defense chairmen and their dep
No Blackout Scheduled
For This Week
Judge W. B. McQuftM), J. A. Mc
Queen, Mrs. E. S. Smith, and Miss
Flora McQueen attended the funeral
pf theij- brotjier, Daniel B. McQueen,
in Albemarle yesterday. Mr. Mc
Queen, who had been a resident of
Lumberton for 11 years, died at his
home there early Tuesday morning
following an apoplectic stroke.
The deceased was a son of Rev. A.
McQueen and Flora Nicholson Mc
Queen originally of Robeson coimty
near Maxton. It was here that Dan
iel McQueen was born in 186$. In
1880 the McQueens moved to tee
McQueen homestead which is now in
Hoke county and faces Bethel church.
After attending a well-known pri
vate school in Siler City young Dan
iel went south and for a number of
years was engaged in the turpentine
bi^iness in Georgia, Florida, and
Mississippi. He was twice married.
His first V^ife was from Georgia. Of
this union four sons and one doub
ter survive. They are, Archie of Al
bemarle. Haywood of Fayetteville,
D. B. Jr. of Sanatorium, R. B. of
Hopewell, Va., and Mrs. John W.
Farley of Albequerque, N. Mexico.
Mis second wife, Mrs. Lillie Fisher
Robeson, and the following brothers
and sisters also survive. They are.
Miss Flora McQueen. Mrs. Ed Smith
and two brothers, J. A. and Vf. B.,
all of Raeford.
The deceased, true to his Scotch
ancestry, was always active in the
Presb3derian church and was for
many years prior to his death a ruling
elder. In recent years he represmted
the'Palmer Marble and Granite com'
pany. of Albemarle, and in this cap^
acity often came to Raeford where he
kept up the friendships of past years.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday tftoming at Stephen’s fun
eral home in Lumberton, under the
direction of his pastor. Rev. R L.
Alexander of the First Presbyterian
church. Interment was in the Albe
marle cemetery with Dr. Roy E.
When Grays Com
Can Summer Be i
Williamsport Team Dae To Ar
rive Here March 29th 'For
Williamsport, Pa., Feb. 5.—^Hdlo,
Raeford, the Grays are coming. They
will establish spring training quar
ters March 29 and begin daily work
outs at Raeford Park on the 30th.
Meeting in New York early this
week, the Eastern League completed
plans to operate during the forth
coming season, starting April 29.
All clubs posted forfeit fees. The
schedule calls for the usual 140
games. The player limit was placed
at seventeen, with a salary ceiling of
The Grays will leave Williamqport
Saturday, March 28th, stop overnight
at Richmond and arrive at Hotel
Raeford late Sunday afternoon.
The schedule of exhibition games
which is being made up by Secre
tary-Manager J. Roy Clunk, will in
clude a number of games at Raeford.
In large measure, the personnel of
the team will be the wme M Ivt aea-
soil, with the exception of several
players who have been drafted into
the major leagues and otiiers who
have entered the Army. Spencer Ab
bott will again be the manager.
By W. P. A, ,
Staged Bayonet EtcMMM**".
A group of U. S. Marines, command
ed by Major Anthony J. Drojtel Bid
dle, entered the ring before the famoQg
Dempsey-Wiilard fight and put on a
and Hoke cbimty high schooL *
The fioor officials for the tourna
ment are Lts. Gunn and Brannon, of
the ph^ical education dq^artment
of Ft Bragg.
The profit from door receipts will
be used to buy uniforms.
Local Civilian Defense officials say
no practice blackout has been planned
for this week. It is pointed out,
however, that Raeford may be call
ed at any time to take part in a
district practice warning, and that
Raeford people should keep this in
mind. All, arrangements necessary
for a blackout should be made at all
times, so, if one is called without
notice, it can be fully effective. Too.
it is also pointed out that a real
alarm may come through at any time,
and this should be kept fully in
J. C. Burroughs At
Reeves Drug Store
J. C. Burroufdis. who was with the
Reaves Drug company here for some
time in 1940, has returned to his posi
tion there. During tiie past year Mr.
Burroughs was employed by an ice
cream company as sales representa
D. Scott Poole
D. Scott Poole, Raeford’s octogen
arian newspaperman, has been quite
ill at his home here for the past week.
Mr. Poole had a severe cold and
probably a touch of influenza. He
was able to *do his colunm for the
News-Journal this week, so is evi
V. S. Fiipt On Midway.
Midway Islands, defended by U. S.
Marines was first claimed for the
United States by a sea Captain in
1859. The largest of the Islands Uid-
ivay« is compoasd o^ ttO k
Kiwanis Club To
Support Food For
The Raeford Kiwanis club at its
meeting on Thursday evening of last
week decided unanimously to sup
port Food for Freedom gardens
throughout the coimty. A plan is m
consideration whereby prizes wfil be
given boys and girls who have tiie
best gardens, and the club wUl don
ate fertilizer to the county garden.
It is understood that garden pilots
have already been donated to tiiree
county wide organizations. The dub
also decided to have a farmers’ ni^t
on February 19th in furtherance of
its support of the Food for Freedom
A talk on Irelimd' wss made Iqr
N. H. G. Balfour, chairinan of the
Hoke County Board of Commission
ers. The subject was of particular
interest in view of the recent A. E.
F. landing there, and the q;ieaker
presented many points about the two
parts of Ireland, that do not appear
in the news and are littlemid' about
Am RAID WARNINGS FOR
of repeated shortUaitson theRro
siren. This wlU be the waning
for an aetnal ndd or fir a praettoo'
alert. If at night H menas an' In
stant and. complete Maekent
You Can Have Initials
Branded On Auto Tires
Akron, Ohio, Feb. 4.—A leading
rubber company (Firestime) an
nounced it would brand automohile
tires with motorists’ initial^' to hpip
“While the brand of three initial
may not b4 as picturesque as tiio
Cirde R or the Bar X brands of the
cattle range, it serves tiie same pur-
I>ose by establishing ownership,”
Its dealers and stores are being
equipped with a special dectrically
heated iron, so (tos^gned that tetters
can be interdianged in a few sec
onds. The initials will go m the tire
Maxton, Feb. 5.—An airport to
cost half a million dollars w31 be
erected near Maxton, under the aus
pices of the Civil Aeronautic Auth
ority, sponsored jqintly by
and Lalirinbitrg. Options have been
taken on two sites, the John and
Lock McKinnon farm, two miles
north of Maxton and tiie McCaskill
farm, but it is probable tiiat the Mc
Kinnon farm win be chosen, as it is
preferred by the sponsors. Several
Other sites, however, pre being con
sidered. ' —
The airport will be Class 3, texiost
a duplicate of the Raleigh-Duriiam
airport. It will comprise approxi
mately 500 acres, with paved run
ways and will be one of the best in
The matter has been under dis
cussion here for about two weeks, but
no definite action had been taken un
til 'Wednesday ni^t, when the town
boards of Maxton and Laurinburg
and committees tiom the Robeson
and Scotland commissioaers met in
Maxton and decided to sponsor the
The CAA has allotted a sum of
$259,000.00 for the project, and this
will be match^ by a WPA ^totraeot
and the sponsors’ share.
The War Departinent win have con
trol ,and lise of the airport for the
duration of the emergency, and the
sponsors will be required to’take over
and operate tiie airport as a public
airport at the end of that period.
In addition to the airport, which
is to be located here for military rea
sons, there would be additional im
provements including a number of
buildings, and perliaps the construc
tion of highwa3rs from the two towns
to the airport.
Did You Mail Card?
Don’t fret if you lose your OMr
$2.09 automobile use tax stamp if
you’ve filted out and
Internal Revenue Bureau tike postal
card supplied at the time you pur-
rtiased your stamp,
MereD^ write the collector about
your loss, givioc tiie modtl and gar-
ial mimfacr of your oar. You won’t'
have to buy another stampL
ONE - TENYB
One-tenth of an acre wil^ psqvtfa
sufficient vcfetabtes ftir anb
hencev a Ihnn fttwtty dhj
Idant at teaat ono-halt ^ ' '