Hoke CoimtsT News
RAEFOSD, N: THURSDAY, FEB. 19th, 1942.
’ Total of 2,378 Mon Listed For,
Selective Service In Three
’• Monday 757 men registered
with Hoke Coimty Board of the
Selectidve service system when the
third call included all males not
previously registered ^between tiie
ages of 20 and 44 years. ' "
‘ Ihls' brings the total Hoke county
mieh registered to 2,421, according to
figures released by the county board.
1,577 signed up in the first registra
tion in 1940 when men from 21
through 35 were registered. Last
July 112 had become of draft age
since the ^rst registration.
« Two groups of men will be sent to
ort Bragg next week for examina
tion. These men, of course, come
from registrants of the first two reg
it was announced this week that
it would probably be March 15th be-
^ fore the lottery for order numbers
of the men who registered Monday
would be held. Details of the draft
ing of these men have not been made
public but it is expect^ that many
of those over 35 will be called for
non-combattant services with engi
neering, construction and maintain
ence work in connection with defense
“Gene” Tunney To
In Raleigh ,
This colamil will be devoted to
the activities of, the Bed Cross
chapter of Hoke eoanty. Rev. fL
C.'Cfawford Is director the pub
licity for the chsptor and win pre
pare the copy eaidi week. To get
news of your community Bed Cross
work in this column smid your ma
terial to Rev. Mr. Crawford.
Next Saturday For
Another First -Aid Course fetarta
Thursday, February i9, 8:00 p. m,,
at the Town Hall. Vj R. White, as
sisted by the local doctors, will teach
the course. Orders hSVe come from
headquarters that every Air Warden
and Fireman is expected to take this
Plans are being completed for a
Homo Nursing and First Aid Course
at the Sanatorium.
The wool for the Red Cross knit
ting is here now. and can be secured
by calling Mrs. A. L. O’Briant, Mrs.
Marcus Smith, or Mrs. John Walker.
The material for one himdred bath
robes for convalescent soldiers has
also arrived. These will be cut out in
the old NYA lunch room of the Rae-
ford grammar school. Ladies will be
allowed to carry them back home
for the sewing. This cutting will
begin Monday, February 23; the work
will continue each day from 10 to 1
o’clock until further notice. All who
can help with this work are asked to
be on hand Monday.
Selectees who are leaving for ser
vice and leaving unpaid bills or in
stallment accounts are asked to see
a local lawyer-or a Red Cross worker
concerning plans for carrying of
these through their salary or .other
Lieut, Coffidr “Gene” Tim-
ney, USNR, Ae Navy’s phsrsical edur
cation director and undefeated form
er world’s heavyweight boxing cham
pion, will interview applicants for’
enlistment as Navy physical instruc
tors when he visits Raleigh, N. C.,
Navy Recruiting Station February
Commander Tunney will meet ap
plicants between 9 a, m. hiid 8 p, m.
Those men who are accepted Will be
enlisted as chief petty officei^ in the
U. S. Naval Reserve for duty as in
structors in the physical education
Applicants should be between the
ages of 21 and 33 and should hold
degrees in physical education from
an accredited college or university.
A limited number of applicants are
being selected on the basis of their
academic background, experience,
and leadership qualifications.
Each applicant will be personally
interviewed by Commander Tunney
or his assistant Lieut, (jg) W. I.
In general, applicants who are un
married will be given preference
over those who are married. All
applicants must have with them at
the time of their interview a tran
script of their coMege record, a smaU
recent photograph and a birth cer
No boxing instructor^ are being in
The Raleigh visit is the only stop
Commander Tunney*s party will
make in the Sixth or Seventh Naval
Districts. The tour began in New
York City January 12 and has taken
him throughout the nation. He is
stopping in Birmingham, Ala., Feb
ruary 16, and will return to Wash
ington after the Raleigh visit.
Miss Myrtle Zentmeyer, of Baptist
W. M. U. Headquarters, Ralelsh. who
will teach a missionary book at the
Baptist Church Friday niyht, Feb
ruary 20, at 7:30. Everybody is cor
dially invited to come.
^turday, February ^8th, will be
Civilian Defense Registration Day in
Hoke county. Hoke cOunfy expects
all citizens to register, men and
women, white and colored. Cards
Iwill be. gii^ 'ea6it^4u^illl out; --On
these cards training and qualifications
Will be stated as well as prOference in
work, and time the person is avail-
abie. Th^ wid probably be work
for all to (do'before the emergency is
p- over and this county expects to be,
and WILL be prepared. Those men
registered in Selective Service should
register m this also, as they may not
be'Called to Serve iii armed forces,
yet wiU find a^lefinite job at.home,
A permanent ffile will be kept of these
cards alphabetically, numerically and
The Hoke County Defense Coimcil
appreciates the splendid and whole
hearted cooperation received thus far
and they urge the continuance of this
cooperation in this registration..
In the county registration places
will be in community, houses except
where school is steted. In Raeford
those on West side of Main street, will
^ register in Town Hall and on the East
side in the Court "House, upstairs
in the court room.
America needs you! Your county
. calls you! Register February 28th!
Registration committees are as fol
Allendale—H F. Currie, Mrs. Will
Hasty, Mrs„ Sherwood Currie, Frank
Antioch—^H. R. Poole, Mrs. J. A.
Hodgin, Mrs. Dorothy Burroughs, W.
■» L. Gibson, W. C. Hodgin. Knox Wat
son, M. C. Moore.
Blue Springs—^Alex Farmer, Man-
ley Norton, C.*J. McNeill, Mrs. Lucy
Smith. Mrs. J. W. McBryde, Mrs. D.
J. Dalton. ,
. Little River—J. W. Smith, Cameron
Johnson, E. B. Blue, Mrs. A. D. Mc-
Lauchlin, Mrs. D. M. Cameron.
Quewhiffle—^Ashemont School —
R. A. Smoak, F. L. Eubanks, Rev. Geo.
Pickard, Mrs. C. W. Covington, Eliz
abeth hfi^eill, E. R. Pickier. Mrs. P.
P. McCnn,' N. F. Sinclair.
StonewdOf^Mildduson School —
Monroe M. Redden
Ralei^. Feb. 17>—In a session at
which party leaders called for a ces
sation of bitter partisan politics for
the duration of the war, the state
Democratic executive committee to
day unanimously elected Monroe M
Redden of Hendersonville as its
: Redden suc(:eeded Emery B. Den
ny of Gastonia whom Governor
Brougton appointed as associate jus
tice of the State Supreme Court. Both
men were strong Broughton support
ers in the 1940 campaigns. Denny
served as Broughton’s state manager
and Reddan served as his manager in
the western part of the state.
Only 28 members of the conunit^
tee were present in person, and 67
others were represented by proxies
most of which were handled by state
officials and employes.
In tune with the harmony key
notes of its leaders, the committee
meeting was completely devoid' of
coritroversy. All actions taken were
by unanimous votes, and all of teem
followed recommendations by the
Governor to tee letter.
Convention Date Set
The committee voted to hold the
State Democratic convention here on
May 22—one week before the State
Democratic primary, and it decided
that coimty conventions should be
held on May 16 and precinct meet
ings on May 9.
Enters Race For
Clerk of Court
DopaM Yates, W. S. Morgan, Mrs.
Frank ■ McGregot, Vera McGoug-
aq;; Mrs. Bari Tolar, Mrs. Jesse Gib-
; sdn, J. L, McFayden. ’
T 2-’'' Rodcfish—45chodl House — M. G.
gieay, Mrs. A. W. Wood. Mrs. M. S.
Gibson, Miss Walta Townsend, R. B.
. Shockley. -
^ Wayside—rMrs. Marshall Newton,
I-TS. Mary Mott, Christine Parker,
} A- Monroe, Lacy McNeill, D. A.
Raeford—Court Room — H. A.'
. Greene, L. J. Campbell, Mrs. J. A.
'C V. R. White, Sarah Lytch,
, 1 Lillian Johnson, Leonnie Currie
Raeford-City Hall-John McKay
Blue, Pay ^ Morris, Carl Freeman,
Mrs. MCNetn, Mrs. Thomas Mc-
LauchUn, Mrs. C. H. Giles, Rev, H.
Elsewhere in the News-Journal,
Roland Covington annoimces that he
will be a candidate for the office of
Clerk of Court of' Hoke County in
the Democratic primary.
Mr. Covington is-well kpown to
the people of the commiunity as he
has lived in Raeford a- number of
years and has a large family connec
tion ip tee community. He 'came
to Raeford from Scotland county
about ten years ago and^since teat
time has been active in civic and
church work and has held office con
tinuously in the Methodist church
and Sunday School. He is a brother
of the late W. T. Covington, a pio
neer of Hoke county and Raeford
and of Pelham Covington, former
Raeford banker. •
He is a life-long Democrat, and is,
and always will be, a strong support
er of prohibition.
The teachera of Hoke county think
teat A1 Capp really had a wonderful
idea when he introduced Sadie Haw
kins Day to his public. In fact, they
thought it so good that they pai^ally
put it into effect last Thursday night
by invitiing the Kiwaniems to a ban
quet. Each Kiwanian really received
individual attention, for the name of
every one was drawn from “The
Hat” by some teacher, and it was
this teacher’s privilege to call for
her chosen name. Some of the men
even came bedecked with red carna
tions sent them for tee occasion.
The guests, with their escorts, ar
rived to find the Kiwanis hall a scene
of lovely patriotism. Victory signs,
containing red, white and blue can
dles, adorned , the V-shaped banquet
table. Two large placards, placed
before the American flag, carried tee
idea of the evening: Amigo? Sempere.
V. R. White, both teacher and Ki
wanian, served as toastmaster, and
he begun the program by announcing
the song, “God Bless America.” Miss
Margaret MacKenzip gave a most
gracious toast of welcome, and H. L.
Gatlin, Jr., responded.
It had been rumored that several of
the teachers had quite an experience
in getting her guest to the banquet,
and likewise some of the Kiwanians
had an experience in filling the en
gagement. Whether their stories
were stretched, exaggerated, or com
pletely made up, no one knows, but
they did make nice entertainment.
One of the main features of the
evening proved to be a debate: Re
solved That the Teachers Should Have
Invited the Wives. Messrs Baker
and Upchurch upheld the affirmative
and Misses Webb and Shanlde the
negative. Dr. P. P. McCain acted as
chairman and T. B. Lester, time
keeper. The decision of the judges
declared those of the negative side
The Hoke County Jidmnal
Candidate For ^
Court Clerk In Four Cases
Democratic Executive Commit
tee Chairman Offers For First
’ Elective Office.
County Court Has Dodsei
On Usual duunges.
Resident of Arabia
Dies Tuesday^ ^
Mrs. Carolyn Lamont McGugan, 21,
wife of'Minor H. McGugan of Arabia,
died in a Fayetteville hospital on
Mrs. McGugan was the former
Miss Carolyn Lamont Bennett, tee
daughter of Mrs. Laia Shaw Bennett
and Rufus Bennett of Lumber Bridge.
She is survived by her .husband,
her parents, three sisters. Miss Eliz
abeth Bennett, Miss Joe Bennett and
Miss Jean Barnett: and one hri
John Cameron, chairman of the
Democratic executive committee of
Hoke County for the past two years,
announced yesterday that he would
be a candidate, for the office of clerk
of superior court of the county in the
May Democratic primary.
Mr. Cameron, stated that he had
been considering making the race for
some time, though he had not plan
ned to announce so early. However,
he added, since the incumbent had
already stated publicly that he would
offer for re-election he (Mr. Cam
eron) felt that he should give the
voters a chance to decide between
himself and Mr Hall before they had
committed themselves while only
one candidate was in the field.
“I will continue my work as tax
lister of Raeford township,” said Mr.
Cameron, “until that work is finished
early in April. Then I will resign
from the office of chairman of the
county executive committee and en
ter actively into the campaign. I do
not feel tee executive chairman
should continue in office while a can
didate for a contested office.”
Mr Cameron, a native of Raeford,
is 47 years of age. He has been very
active in party circles ror many years.
He has never before been a candidate
for office, though he has held a num
ber of honorary party jobs.
One carload of folks netted tte
court four defendants in four sep
arate cases in county court Tueaday
when Lillian Locklear, CarOee Jac
obs, James Prevatte and Tom McMil-
lan each paid costs for violafum of
the prohibition laws for transpOTting
James' Prevatte was also tsnaad
guilty of dninkeness and disorderly
conduct. Carllee Jacobs paid costs
for operating the car without a driv
er’s license and Tom McMillan paid
costs on drunkeness charge.
Another car driver, Murphy Thom
as, was found guilty of pushing a
car on the wrong side of the hi^- ^
way while Booker McDonald, vdiose
car was doing the pushing, was charg
ed costs for operating car with im
James Purdie, Philbert MitcheU,
Lyman'Wood and Walter Henry Wil
liams each paid costs for speeding,
and Loyd Gillis was taxed with tee
court costs for operating a trailer
without license on the highways.
Malcolm P. McLean
Final rites were conducted in Max-
ton Monday morning for Malcolm P.
Funeral services were conducted
at the Presbyterian church at Lumber
Bridge Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.
m. by Rev. T. A. Guiton, assisted by
Rev. E. B. Booker. Burial was in
the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Raymond Max
well, George Cadell, David Hendrix,
Ernest Davis, Hunter Forbis, T. B.
Forbis and Tom Jones.
Write Boys Of
Battery “F!’ Via
N. Y. Postmaster
People wanting to write members
of Battery “F” of the 252nd Coast
Artillery may do so by addressing
their mail to
Battery “F” 252nd CA
Care of Postmaster
New . York, N. Y.
A Yell For Help!
Since our recent subscription
campaign we have received word
from a number of subscribers that
they were getthig two copies of the
paper each week. Usually these
are under two names. Should
your family be getting more than
one copy each week will you please
notify ns, giving us the names
under which they are being re
ceived and tee addresses to which
Thanks; The Editor.
Sunday morning of a heart attack.
He had been a rural mail carrier
there for 39 years—^until a few weeks
ago, when he retired because of his
health. Mr. McLean was a member
of a prominent and widely connected
family, the son of the late John L.
and Virginia Purcell McLean.
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Almena Currie; four sons, John
Luther McLean of Lumberton, Mal
colm, James and Bill McLean of Fay
etteville; three daughters, Mrs. Neill
McFadyen of Raeford, Mrs. AUie
Newberry of Fairmont and Miss
Clara McLean of Fayetteville; one
sister, Miss Clarkie McLean of Max-
ton; two brothers, Martin Luther Mc
Lean of Maxton and Lacy McLean of
Mr. McLean was also a brother-in-
law of Arch Currie and Mrs. Ed Be-
thune. A number of Raeford people
attended the funeral, among them
were: Mrs. J. W. McLauchlin, Miss
Flora Boyce, Mr. and Mrs. Arch
Currie, Rev. H. K. Holland, H. C. Mc
Lauchlin, K. A. MacDonald, A. K.
Stevens, and Dr. Marcus Smith.
For Farmers To Sign
Report Of Local
Tire Rationing Board
Blue Springs Man
Hurt At Marine
Base This Week
Willie. Parks of the Bethel com
munity of Blue Springs toumship Is
reported to be recovering from in
juries received while working at the
new Marine base at Cheh-y Point.
Mr. Parks, a carpenter, was in
jured internally when part of a
steam shovel on whidi he was wodc-
ing, collapsed. He is in a New Bern
Mr. Parks is the son of Mr. and\
Mrs. G. "W. Parks of Bethel.
Tjre Rationing Board announces
J. M. Pendergrass. Timberland, 1
tire, for combine.
A. B. Tapp, Timberland, 2 tires, 2
tubes for tractor.
F. F. McPhaul, R. F. D., Red
Springs, 2 tires, 2 tubes, for tractor.
D. A. Brock, Raeford, 2 tires, 2
tubes, obsolete type.
C. G. Underwood, Raeford, distri
bution and service, public utility, 1
tire, 1 tube.
C. L, Stephens, 1 tire, 1 tube, for
Nr J. Ritter, Rockfish, 2 tires, 2
tubes, obsolete type. '
r Testaments For
The Armed Forces
Washington, Feb. 17.—The army
is preparing to start the distribution
amo^ troops of more than a million
?pocltet stee testaments cimtai^ng’ a'
foreword in which President Boosb-
velt commends reading of the Bible
to all who serve in the armed forces.
“Throughout the centuries men "of
many faiths and of diverse origins
have found in the Sa'cred Book words
of wisdom, counsel and inspiration,”
the President said.
“It is a fountain of strength and
now, as always, an aid in attaining
the highest aspirations of the huma»
Dr. R. A. Matheson
Maxton, Feb. 16.—^The fourth an
nual gold medal basket-ball tourna
ment of Presbyterian Junior college
will be held at Maxton, for three
days, beginning February 2ete and
running through February 28th. All
entries must be in by Sunday, Febru-
Dr. R. A. Matheson, popular Rae
ford . physician, who left with the
National Guard in September, 1940,
has been reti^ from the army. He
has returned to Raeford and resum
ed his practice. The Matheson tele
phones are the same numbers as
formerly but are not listed in tee di-
ary 22, as final teawj^gs wiU. be xeetdry. Hie office number is 85S-1,
made on Monday, February 23.
and residence 261-1.
There will be a meeting at the
place designated below on February
20 from 9:00 to 5:00, War Time, to
discuss and sign up Cotton Insurance
Applications and increase the 1942
production goals. Landlords and
tenants must appear together at meet
ings, if possible.
Antioch Township — Community
Blue Springs Township—Commun
Quewhiffle Township — Ashemont
Raeford Township—Court house.
This is an important meeting as ev
ery producer in the county must be
Raeford’s second practice blackout
was put on by the local civilian de
fense committees on Tuesday night,
with practically 100 per cent effec
tiveness. On Main street all lights
promptly went out with the sound of
the warning signal, except the win
dow lights in one of the leading de-
stores,,, ;Th^ li^ts how-
^vo" ware ^^cfinguisfled, bowiver. be
fore the all-clear sounded.
Cooperation during fills second
blackout was excellent, the air raid
committee said. All block wardens
were on the job, and the boy scout
troop assisted police officers in a
highly encouraging way. The fire
men were instantly on the alert, and
also assisted officers in getting lights
The blackout was local and was of
short duration, lasting only about 12
minutes. When the community comes
in on a district blackout the black
out periods will be much longer in
The Sanatorium also had a prac
tice blai^out with Raeford, and its
blackout was equally succe^ul, oN
Members of the local defense com
mittees praise highly the cooperation
of Raeford and Sanatorium pei^tlp in
their cooperation and for their ^nrit
in complying with blackout require
ments. One committeeman said teat
better cooperation would be impos
sible as it is already as nearly 100
per cent as humans can make it.
No third blackout is scheduled at
this time, but it is quite likely it
was said, that the interceptor com
mand will order a district wide prac
tice very soon.
All civilian defense committeemen
and their assistants have been re
quired by the interceptor command
to take first aid courses. A class will
be organized on Thursday evening
at 8 o’clock in the City Hall and will
be taught by V. R. White.
Walter Barimgton, Jr.,
Now In United States
W. R. Barrington received a tele
gram today from his son, Walter, who
was at Pearl Harbor on December 7.
The telegram was from San Diego,
Cal., and said that he, Walter, hoped
to get a short leave and come home
before going to Boston, Mass., to
which place he had been transferred.
Well and Happy
J. A. McGoogan is in receipt of
a letter from J. Roy Clunk, wdl-
known to Raeford people and base-
bad! fans as manager of the Williams
port Gra3re in whidh he says:
“Mr. ^huyler is well and looking
forward to the time to report. We
OKpect to arrive in Raeterdl Sunday,
World Day of Prayer
At 8:00 P. M.. Friday, February 20,
the people of Raeford will observe
World Prayer Day at the Pfe^yterian
church. Tlie preachers of tee town
and several laymen of file diurdies
will take part in the service. The
service is sponsored by the National
Council of Churches. The public is
cordially invited to attend this ser
vice. The faring of this- hour de
mands that we “watch and pray.”
The section of the Raeford-Vass
road contained in the Fort Bragg res
ervation will be dosed to the public
from 7:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. on Wed
nesday, February 25th.
Am SAID WABIiilN
ter an aclaal raid ar Hr a ]