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The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Joumnl
^^TDolume xxxvn. no. 37.
Friday 3 P. M.
Expect To Register 1,000 Men In
Hoke County Monday.
, ^ All volunteer workers who will
j assist in the third registration on
next Monday, February 16th, have
been request^ to meet in the court
house here Friday afternoon at 3
T. B. Lester, chairman of the coun
ty Selective Service Board, stated
that this meeting was called to ex
plain the new registration cards to
the workers in an effort to eliminate
the large n^imber of mistakes which
were liable to occur, as they did in
the .first registration. The workers
will also be sworn in at that time,
it was said.
Every male citizen and every male
aliren who was born on or after Feb
ruary 17, -1897, and on or before
Decembjer ,31, 1921, is required to
register on next Mbnday.. It is ex
pected that there will be nearly 1,-
000 men in the county who will come
within the ages from 20 through 44,
fer about two-thirds the number reg
istered in the first registration.
The registration places in Hoke
and those in charge; named by the
local board, are as follows:
Allendale (Conlmunity House) —:
. L. A. McGoogan, H. F. Currie, Will
Antioch (Community House) - —
Walter Gibson, W. C. Hodgin, H. R.
. Poole, Kpox Watson.
Blue Springs (Bethel Community
House)—^Alex Farmer, Manley Nor
ton, C. J. McNeill, Gilbert Autrey.
Ashley Heights (Community
House)—J. B. Womble, N. F. Sinclair,
J R. A, Smoak.
Montrose (Community House)—W.
L. Thomberg Rev. George Pickard,
A.. B. Tapp.
Sanatorium—^Mrs. C. W. Covington,
^ F. L. Eubanks, Mrs. P. P. McCain.
Rock^h (School Building)—^M. G.
Ray, A. W. Wood, Z. G. Ray, Oscar
Way^e .(Community Building)
F. A. Monroe, A. K. Stevens, Will
Monroe, /ofeo Parker.
Dundartach (Community Build-
lng)-rN. H. G. Balfour, W. »J. Mc-
Bryde, N. A. Mclnnis.
Ambia (Service Station)—J, m.
^|JklcGoscan, J. L. McFadyen W. s
_(^omt 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. Barrin^n, C. R. Freeman.
Little River (Community Building)
—J. W. Smith, Daniel McGill C. H.
Marks, Cameron Johnson. ’
By order of the Hoke County Draft
T. B. LESTER, Chairman
F. A. MONROE.
RAEFOBD, N. THURSDAY, FEB. 12th, 1942.
"N. H. G. Balfour and John A. Mc-
Googan are attending a series of
conferences being held this week with
county and municipal officials of the
state. A meeting will be held at
'ayetteville today at which officials
»f this area will be in attendance.
The meetings are held for the purpose
"C^f presentation of a coordinated civ
ilian defense program as outlined by
members of the national council.
Sessions were held at Asheville
Statesville, Chapel HiU earlier this
week. Another conference will be
"held at Greenville on Friday. They
are imder the supervision of the In-
jstitute of Government.
. The President’s Birthday Drive for
infantile paralysis in Hoke county
netted $143.09. Into the totals this
« week came $4.00 from E. B. Satter-
Wte, Archie Howard, and Mrs. Paul
ickson, and A. K. Currie, and $5.00
from the Literary Department of the
' Woman’s club.
JDne-;half of the amount raised this
y^r will be deposited in the local
bank along with the $203.00 already
there from previous drives. In a
, _few weeks a Local Chapter for the
''care of Crippled Children will be set
up fca- the county to direct the use of
this money to the purposes for which
it has been donated.
(t is Mr. Crawford’s own little
, joke why one of these contributions
was not listed in his first list.
Dr. Bethune Has
Dr. A. C. Bethune, who under
went an operation at Highsmith hos
pital fite first of this week,, is repcrt*
' ^ to h« improving steadily.
Troop One Of
Troop 1, Raeford Boy Scouts, was
organized in the spring of 1929. It
was sponsored by Raeford Kiwanis
club, this dub being the present
sponsor. F.*B. Sexton was appoint
ed Scoutmaster and Alfred Cole as
sistant Scoutmaster. The Scout Re
gional Committee placed the Raeford
Troop under the Walter Hines Page
Council with headquarters at San
ford, and the following summer the
Raeford Kiwanis club gave a min
strel to raise funds to pay the Coiin-
cil dues. However, the Walter Hines
Page Council fell, through before the
Raeford troop got much out ,of it.
However, five Raeford boys were
selected that summer to go to Char
lotte to assist in the reunion of Vet
erans of the Confederate States of
America. Those boys who went will
always treasure that trip, as it was
the first and only Confederate re
union held in North Carolina. Later
on the Walter Hines Page Council
was reorganized with headquarters
at Fayetteville, but it fell through
the second time. Tho’ the Scout
masters felt at the time that the
troop derived little good from this
Council, it had done some good in
tjiat the Raeford troop had become
well established. The Raeford troop
really began to grow after being
placed in the Cape Fear Area Coun
cil with Wilmington as headquarters
and C. D. Brothers Scout executive.
Under the wise and beloved guid
ance of “Mr.” Sexton and Alfred Cole
the troop became interested in many
activities; the Scout house near the.
present high school gym was built,
Camp ConQly w«a , established on
Rockfish crefik. The camp has two
buildings now owned by Raeforfi Ki
wanis club. The Scouts also attend
ed other camps, first at Lake Bethune,'
near Dunn, and then at Lake Wac-
camaw, under the supervision of
their Scoutmaster, F. B, Sextpn and
Mrs. Sexton who was a mother to
the troop, , Later a camp was estab
lished on Granville Sound near Wil
This is the present campr’AJwo or
three week’s camp has been held at
Lake Singletary. For the past few
years camp has been held at Camp
Conoly with an average attendance
of 50 Scouts. The boys have learned
valuable lessons at these camps and
19 Eagle Scouts have come out of
the Raeford troop. Many remember
with interest the Court of Honor
when the first four Eagles were giv
en their badges. They were: Nath
an Epstein, Jake Austin, Paul Dick
son, Jr., and Tom Cameron. Many
of the boys have been given Life
Awards, which is next in line to
Eagle. It is fitting to say here that
every Raeford boy who has won the
Eagle award is making good, wher
ever he may be, in the army, th^
navy, flying corps, in business and
industrial life. Mr. Sexton, and Al
fred Cole, who have had charge of
the' Scouts up until about 18 months
ago are justly proud of their Scouts
and particularly so of the Eagle and
Life Scouts who have now reached
Scouting IS worthwhile and every
boy 12 years of age should join. Do
ing a good deed every day makes one
thoughtful of others, helping in com
munity work is beneficial—passing
Scout tests requires careful study
and the Scout games are the clean
est, best recreation.
The love existing between the Rae
ford Scouts and their Scoutmaster is
mutual, so the News-Journal toasts
the Scouts, their sponsor, the Ki-
\vanis club, and their Scoutmaster,
F. B. Sexton and his able former as
sistant, Alfred Cole.
Red Springs And
The invitational touniament held
in the Hoke county gymnasium was
brought to a close Saturday night
with two of the best ball games of
the season. The Red Springs girls
came out with a 15-10 victory over
the^ Hoke county sextet. Seventy-
first was defeated by the Aberdeen
five to the tune of 11-30. Excellent
sportsmanship was exhibited by all
teams participating, and the' tourna
ment was a gerat success in every re
This column will be devoted to
the activities of the Red Cross
chapter of Hoke comity. Rev. E.
C. Crawford is director of the pub
licity for the chapter and will pre
pare the copy each week. To get
news of your commmilty Red Cross
work in this column send your ma
terial to Rev. Mr. Crawford.
With a round table discussion and
demonstration method, Mrs. C. H.
Giles started her Standard First Aid
Course in the commisisoner’s room
at the court house Monday evening.
The class will continue to meet on
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at
the same room, 7:30 P. M.
Mrs. E. B. Campbell will soon be-
^n a class in home nursing; those
interested in this course will report
to Mrs. H. A. Cameron. Mrs. J. W.
Hasty will start a amilar course at
Antioch. Miss Margaret McFalls will
also give a First Aid Course at An
Up to this time $42,000,000 of the
$50,000,000 War Relief Fund has
been raised by the Red Cross throu^-
out the nation. Of the 3,742 chapters
in the nation, 1,533 have reached or
exceeded their quotas. Hoke coun
ty was one among the first to reach
Auto Owners Urged
To Write Names On
Federal Car Stamps
Safety Directors have advised pur
chasers of Federal automobile use tax
stamps to write their names across
the^stamps as some protection against
their being stolen.
This will deter the majority of
thieves and also will serve as a means
of identification should a stolen
stamp be located later.
...Otberwis§ g platen might as weij
paste a $2 bill on his automobile and
expect to Identify it after it was stol
en, he observed;
Only a few thefts have been re
ported, but the racket has reached
considerable proportions in other cit
ies, and is common all over the coun
It was also recommended that au
tomobile owners be sure to paste the
stamps thoroughly onto whatever
surface of the car used. It would
be ^ almost impossible to scrape off
a tightly-stuck stamp without having
the stamp show some signs of having
been tampered with, and anyone who
has a tom or suspicious-looking stamp
on his car is liable to be investigated.
It should be easy to check with the
Government to see if there is a card
on file for the owner of the car, and
if there is no card to attest to his
haying bought a stamp, the individual
will be liable to prosecution.
Under no circumstances should the
stamp be pasetd on the outside of the
windshield, since even if no one stole
it, it might be washed off by a strong
Raeford end its community will ob
serve a practice blackout between
8:30 and 9:30 o’clock war time on the
night of Tuesday, February 17th, it
was announced yesterday by local
Civilian Defense officials.
This will be Raeford’s second
blackout, and it is expected to be as
effective as the first one held several
weeks ago, which was about 100 per
Since the first blackout, the Town
of Raeford has enacted lavvs giving
full authority to all civilian defense
officials to enforce a blackout and
compliance with all air raid precau
tions, including practice alerts. All
persons not complying with the re
quests of wardens on duty are now
subject to fine and imprisonment.
All district air raid wardens and
fire wardens who served in the first
IH-actice alert have been appointed
permanently. Persons in each block
should know their warden and be
prepared to work with him.
The warning signal for the black
out will be series of short blasts of
the fire siren. The all clear will be
sounded, it is expected, in about 20
minutes, and will be 5ne last blast
of .the siren.
No light whatever should be vis
ible during a blackout. “If you must
have a light then arrange a covering
for your windows,” is the instruction
being put out by the blackout plan
ners. Where open fires are burning
it will be necessary to see that win
dows are covered fully so that no
light will be visible.
Raeford’s first blackout was highly
praised for its effectiveness, and the
citizens and industrial plants in ope
ration at the time were well spoken
of for their complete eoqperation.
Every effort will be put forth to
maintain full cooperatipn at all times,
defense officials point out, and fer the
way people have cooperated thus
far the offtcisls are fully appreciative,
Edgar Hall WiU
As Court Clerit
“Sheriff” Edgar Hall stated yester
day that he planned to offer for re-
election to the office of clerk of Super
ior Court of Hoke county in the Dem
ocratic primary the last of May.
Mr. Hall stated that since the re
cent flurry of candidates for the of
fice of sheriff had stirred the interest
of Hoke politicians, a number of his
friends had inquired whether he
would again be a candidate. He said
that he had answered them in the af
firmative, that he would seek a fourth
term in the office.
“Sheriff” Hall served the county
for 18 years as sheriff from the time
of the formation of the county
through 1928, and in 1930 he offered
for Clerk of Court, was elected and
has held the post ever since. He
says: “I know that when a man gets
to be my age, hr should think about
getting out of the steady grind of ex
acting work such as demanded by
this office. So, when my friends ques
tioned me about running again I
went down to see my doctor. The
doctor told me my health should not
keep me from running for I was in
as good ph3^ical condition as when
I made the race four years ago. That
decided it. So. I’m going to make the
race for another term.”
The “Sheriff” has been in every
political race held since the county
was formed in 1910 and was defeated
but one time. D. H. Hodgin defeated
him for the office of sheriff in 1928
when he was up' for election the 9th
Light Docket In
The last meeting of the County
Teachers’ Association was held on
Monday night at 7:30 in the Hoke
county high school. The speakers of
the evening were Dr. J. H. High-
smith and Mr Perry, both of the
State Department of Education, who
discussed the plan for a twelve-year
school system. Dui^ing the business
session officers for the ensuing year
were elected. John C. Lorieport was
elected president and Horace Sisk
ru' '■ I'h'
Endless Chain Schemes
The mails in all parts of the coun
try are still being flooded with let
ters relating to so-called chain
schemes soliciting defense savings
The Postal Bulletin of July 22,1941,
contained a notice regarding the leg
ality of such schemes. Nevertheless,
patrons of the various post nffl^
are depositing in the mails matter
relating to schemes of this nature.
.They should be warned that the
sending of such matter through flie
mails is a violation of the postal
fraud and lottery statutes. Notices
are served upon persons participating
in such schemes whose names come
to the attention of the Post Office De
partment requiring, th^ to show
cause why fraud orders should not
be issued against them. Such ot-
ders forbid the delivery of any man
to the persons named therein.
Report of Tire
Rationillg Board ' ^
McBryde and Sanders, 1 tube for
truick, transportation of material.
J. M. McGoogan, 2 tires and 2 tubes
for tractor, farm use.
W. M. Thornburg. 2 tires and 2
tubes, pasenger car, rural free del
ivery of mall.
W. M. Thomas, 2 tires, 2 tubes,
trhetor, farm use.
F. K. Watson, 1 tire and 2 tubes,
T. C. Scarborough, 2 tires, 2 tubes,
truck, hauling scrap iron.
School News Of
The Past Week
Monday night the fifth and last
regular teachers’ meeting was held
at the high school. The rneeting was
in charge of R. A. Smoalc, president
of the Hoke county unit of the N. C.
E. A. Delegates to the state meet
ing were appointed. They were Miss
Marianna Kimbrough. Z. G. Ray, W.
J. Coates and K. A. MacDonald. W.
P. Phillips of the Farm Security Ad
ministration, talked to the teachers
on how they could help with the
Victory Garden Campaign. Dr. J.
Henry Highsmith, director of the di
vision of instructional service and
H. Arnold Perry, co-ordinator for
the twelfth year study, had the ehief
places on the program and explained
the new twelfth-year program. Dr.
Highsmith and Mr. Perry thought
that Hoke county would have no
trouble in making the transition as,
in their opinion, the Hoke set-up was
ideal for the new cumcuiuni.
The cot6ity-wide colored teachers’
meeting was held at Upchurch school
last Friday afternoon. T. B. Up
church. Jr., addressed this meeting
on how the teachers could help with
the victory garden campaign. A
class from the Upchurch elementary
school gave a splendid illustration of
correct reading and clear enuncia
tion. It was reported at this meet
ing that the schools were coming
along nicely with the Defense Sav
ings Stamp Sale. .
The Indian sdiools made the fol
lowing percentage of attendance for
the fourth month: Antioch 90.2; Mac
Kulaw Jacobs, principal of the
Antioch Indian school has returned"
from a Winston-Salem hospital, but,
as yet, has not been able to resume
his school work.
Judge W. B. McQueen nol pressed
the case against Harold ^ J, Fr^ee of
Princeton, N. J., charged with reck-=
less driving when the state’s wit=
ness. R. 0. Hardester. failed to ap->
pe^, It.iKas that, Frazee
had made a settlement ©f personal
damages with Hardestef.
Edward Willis paid costs for reck-
'ess driving. Kelly Stubbs, James
Evans, William Love ana Richard
Mack Evans each drew 30 day sen
tences, which were suspended on pay
ment of costs, after conviction on
Duties of Scoob
The Director of the Office of Civ
ilian Defense and the Chief Scout
Executive, Boy Scouts of America,
today issued the following joint
statement to clarify the responsibili
ties of the two agencies in the civ
ilian defense activities:
The Office of Civilian Defense is
the official government agency “to
assure effective coordination of Fed
eral relations with State and local
governments engaged in defense ac
tivities, to provide for necessary co
operation with State and local gov
ernment in respect to measures for
adequate protection of the civilian
population in emergency periods, to
facilitate constructive civiban partici
pation in the defense program, and to
sustain national morale.”
The Boy Scouts of America. Inc
as a national organization operating
under Federal charter, has the re
sponsibility of maintaining an educa-
bonal program of TRAINING boys
in Scoutcraft and outdoor skills and
citizenship responsibilities, and in de
veloping and moulding character. It
has developed and inaugurated a
special program of emergency ser
vice training. Its regular TRAIN
ING, also, includes first-aid, fire-
manship, signaling, mapping, life
saving, pathfinding, and cooperation
It is mutually agreed that the ser
vices of members of the Boy Scouts
of America can immediately be util
ized in the following enrolled volun
teer groups of Civilian Defense Pro
(a) Assisting Emergency Medical
(b) Fire Watchers.
(c) Leadership in the develop
ment of adequate locally trained
messenger service in which members
of the Boy Scouts of America wiH
have special designation, supplement
ing their uniform, indicative ©f their
„ Gouucils of Defense and local Boy
Scout Councils will develop local
plans of cooperatiQn in accord with
this joint statement and the fixed
and stated policies of the Office of
Civilian Defense and the Boy Scouts
Truck and Bur O’Mmers
Miss Marion Maxwell, of the Civ
ilian Defense office, will help truck
and bus owners to fill out their re^-
tration cards. North Carolina has
been very slow in making these re
This inventory is designed to give
the War Department readily avail
able information on transportation
facilities throughout the nation for
use during periods of emergency. Sta
tistics thus gathered may be used
also, it was said today, as a basis
for determining future production of
trucks and busses and replacement
parts “for the duration.”
Help For Filing
Income Tax Returns
C. H. Robertson, collector. Treas
ury Department Internal Revenue, an
nounces that help will be given the
taxpayers in filing their income tax
returns from February 16th through
March 16th. The revenue depart
ment is anxious to assist as many
taxpayers as possible during this
time. Some one will be at the Hoke
county court house on February 21
through the 23rd .to assist with this,
and give helpful instructions.
On New Time
In keeping with the national pol
icy aU the services in the Presbyter
ian church will be scheduled on the
new daylight savings, or war tim«»
Accortogly, the services next Sun
day will be as follows:
Sunday School 9:45 o’clock.
Morning worship 11 o’clock.
Y. P. meeting 7:00 o’clo±.
Evening wwship 7:30 o’docfc.
The public is asked to keep this
time in mind and to fall in line with
the new time schedule. Mendiers of
the church should clip this notice for
Kiwanis Cluh Gets
On last Friday, Antioch school,
with ajppropriate exercises, raised a
flag that bad been given the school
by the P.-T. A. We hope all schools
that haven’t yet secured a flag •will
soon do so.
The percentage in attendance for
the fourth month of school for the
negro schools follows: Calvin Martin
96.6; St. John’s 96.3; Upchurch high
98.3; New Hope 95.0; Piney Bay 94.6;
White Oak 94.4; Bowmore 94.2; Ed
inburg 94.1; Buffalo 93.6; Upchurch
elementary 93.5; Bridge’s Grove 93.4;
Shady Grove 93.4; Frye’s Missinn
92.5; C^edar Grove 92.2; Laurel Hill
92.1; Millside 91.3; Tiniberland 90.7;
Burlingtoik 89.9; Freedom 89.5;
Friendship 88.0; Peadunont 83.7;
Rockfish colored 83.4; Lilly’s Chapel
81.9; McFarland 80.5.
Bonds or bondage?- Buy U. S. Sav
Up An Hour
Clocks were turned up an hour
Simday night and everything in the
conununity seems to be running
smoothly on Eastern War Time.
Some businesses are a little slow in
getting adjusted but that will grad
ually work out for nobody wants to
be considered a slacker when it comes
to getting to work an hour e»lier,
and then it works mighty good at
the other end of the day.
Vitamins were discussed from most
every viewpoint at the meeting of
the Raeford Kiwanis club last Thurs
day. The program was arranged by
Dr. John McLain, of Sanatorium,
presented the subject from the view
point of the practicing physician. Dr
Marcus Smith, dentist, told of re^
March work which he carried out
in the field when he was associated
with the State Board of
Uruggist Walter Baker then told of
the various vitamins avaitadde m
preparations on sale.
Cameron then presented flie sigbgect
as it is related to feeds for live stack
TO DISCUSS MISSION BOOK
The book on Home IGssicms in tte
Southland, “Fellow Helpeis in the
Truth,” will be disomed. by IQm
Myrtle Zentmeyer, state Baptist W.
J4. U. field wotrtxr. Eveiymie,
women, and young pe^ are uned
to attend. This meettag will be
day night, February 20, at sev«i
oclojt in the Baptist Cbnr^
The office hours of the Civilian
Defense Council are from 9 ’til 4,
Monday through Friday.'
NOnCB OF CHANGE IN TUBE
Ttie Raeford Methodist diurdi
through February, and March will
have Sunday Schod at 10:45 a. m.
and preadiing at 12 o’l^odt and S
Am RAID WARNINGS
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