J. G. McGugan,
'iFroininent Hoke Fanner Died
At Home In Allendale Friday
Pinal rites were held Saturday for
John Graham McGugan,. 75, retired
farmer and former Hoke county com
missioner, who died at his home in
Allendale township early Friday af
The funeral services were held ai
4 p. m. at the home with Rev. Troy
E. Jones, pastor of the First Baptist
Church'of Red Springs, in charge.
He was assisted by Rev. Nelson Ed
ens of Tabor City, Rev. T. W. Frye
of. Dunn, Rev. Sam F. Hudson of
Lillii^on and Rev. W. Perry Crouch
of Fayetteville Burial'was in Al-
loway cemetery in Red Springs.
The pallbearers were members of
the board of deacons of the Red
•Springs Baptist church of which
•chlirdi Mr. McGugan had been a
faithful, member since its foundation
over fifty years ago. He has Served
the churdi as a member of the board
of deacons for thirty-five years and
for several years was a member of
the board of trustees.
Mr. McGugan was born on July 1,
1866, in Upper Robeson county in
"what is now Allendale township of
Hoke county, a son of the late John
■A. and Ann Eliza McGugan. He
:spent his entire life in this commun
ity and was prominent in the civic
and church life of this section. He
served Hoke county as a commission
er one term. 1914-16, and until
stricken with paralysis in 1933 he
was always active in the affairs of
^ the county.
On January 5, 1893 he was married
to Mary Ann Brown, daughter of the
late John D. and Elizabeth Brown of
near Red Springs. To this union
''were bom six sons and two daugh
ters all of whom With the widow sur
vive Layton McGugan, Fayetteville,
Chailes T. McGugan, Dunn, Daniel
B. McGugan, Raeford, J. G. McGugan
■Jr^ and L. A. McGugan, Red Springs,
Willie H. McGugan, Bridgeport,
Oonn. Tl)e daughters are Mrs. F. M.
Ajnmons, Red Springs and Mrs. C.
Everleigh, Lumberton. Twenty-
nlhe grandlchildren, two brothers, R.
L. McGugan, Laujel Hill, D. N. Mc
Gugan, Red Springs,’ RFD 3 and a
sister, Mrs. A. D. McGirt, Red
Springs, RFD, also survive.
This eolonm will be devoted to
the activities of the Bed Crma
chapter of Hoke county. Bev. E.
C. Crawford is director iff the pub
licity- for the chapter and will pror
pare tke copy eadi week. To get
news of your comtounity Bed Cross
work in this colunm said your ma
terial to Bev. Mr. Crawford.
The Men’s First Aid Class, being
taught by V. White, is growing
in size and interest. About fifty men
have enrolled in the course. The
class meets again at the court house
Thursday after Klwanis meeting.
The ladies of Raeford are also busy
in their sewing and knitting for the
About 15 persons in the county are
now qualified to teach the First Aid
Course. These instructors will soon
36 giving ^st Aid Courses through
out the coimty.
Watch this cplumn for outline of
further work next week.
N. F. Fiirmage
Hurt When Car
N. F. Furmage, 27. of Lumber
Bridge, was painfully hurt Friday
ni^t when his car went out of con
trol on route 20 near Dundarrach.
The car left the highway, according
.to Patrolman Bames who investigat
ed the accident, and ran about 130
feet through a cotton field. Then it
[turned over about two complete
imes and righted itself. The car was
['damaged slightly. Furmage received
la fracture of the left knee and minor
'abrasions. He is in Pittman hospital
SCHOOL NEWS OF
Some forty farmers and a group of
members of the 4-H clubs of the
county were guests of the Raeford
Kiwanis club on last Thursday when
F. H. Jeter made the principal ad
Mr. Jeter, publicity director for the,
Agricultural i Extension D^artment
of State College, gave an interesting
discussion of the opportunities of the
farmer to aid in national defense and
at the same time to bring addition^
revenue to the farm.
A playette dealing with farm co
operation was given by members of
the 4-H clubs of Hoke county high
school. The group also sang several
Senator Ryan McBryde, Sam Mc-
Gougan and H. L. Gatlin, Jr., lost
about 99 per cent of their neckwear
due to their lack of knowledge of
farm practices when they partici
pated in a quiz program directed by
Miss Josephine Hall, home agent.
By K. A. MacDONALD
School was closed yesterday on
account of the snow. It will in all
probability be closed today and re
A total of 92 white families sign
ed up to care for 171 children from
Wilmington iji case they had to be
evacuated qb; account of an attack
on that cityv 26 colored families
signed up to tore for 53 colored chil
dren. School buses will be sent for
the. children in case of emergency.
The Antioch P.-T. A. had a chicken
^ower for the school last week and
W. S. Morgan, principal of toe
Mildouson school, is still confined to
his home in Red Springs by illness.
Mrs. Archie Howard is substituting
Miss Catherine T. Dennis, state
vocational home economics supervis
or, was a visitor to Hoke county yes
terday. Miss Dennis will probably
return' on Friday.
The principals of toe county heiff
a meeting in the office of toe super
intendent yesterday afternoon.
B. E. Beasley, safety supervisor
for the state highway department, was
in town Monday and Wednesday. Mr.
Beasley met with the principals Wed
nesday afternoon and outlined toe
safety division’s program for train
ing school bus drivers and for school
bus safety. He hopes to start this
program in Hoke on March 9th.
Hinlaw Jacobs, principal of toe
Antit^ch Indian sch^l, is still con
fined to his home in Pembroke by ill
ness. His sister is substituting for
The Board of Education will hold
its regular monthly meeting on Mon
day, March 2nd, at 10:00 a. m.
District State School Bus Mechanic
Hedrick was a visitor to Hoke county
on last Monday. Mr. Hedrick seem
ed please with conditions as he found
.them. He is to return on Friday to
le is,fvell known. He is a ^ ^"vers at their reg-
of tljiJBlue family which has »”o«thly meeting on Friday.
All bus drivers of the county will
attend a bus drivm’ safety miy«ng
at the Hoke high school building on
Friday at 11:00.
The basketball game vrith Hamlet
here was called off for last night
on account of the snow.
• Bonnie Blue
erk of Court
The formal card announcing that
Bonnie Blue was a candidate for the
nomination of clerk of the clerk ap
peared in last week’s News-Journal.
This announcement is of much inter
est to his numy friends in the county
where he is
iidaitified with every activity of
• Sij^lua. He'served for a num-
■' ber of^arsii^ chairman of the Board
; of Mucatioiy find is proud of the rec-
^'ord that board made, as they kept
in ■ ipiiWun the allotted amount of money.
•i*M''‘jghere was no extra taxation for
Hnii public to bear.
This is the first time he has asked
tor a county offic&with remuneration.
He is a life long ll/emocrat.
Mri^lue thinks the women will
play Bh Important part in this pri
mary as so many of our young men
-aw away in the service. He hopes
iterest them as well as the men
Him as a candidate for this office
which he thinks he can fill satisfactor
He is now employed at Fort Bragg
on a civil service job whidi he will
hold until the last of April, but he
hojtos to get time to contact the
people throughout the county.
“ , , S' -7— ——. ‘ '
^Letters have been received from
boys in Curacao and Aruba in
ye Dutch East Indies. They said
Sey had a wonderful trip down.
Raeford - Vass
The section of toe Raefbrd-Vass
Road contained in the Fort Bragg
Reservation 'WiU be closed to toe
public from 7:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.
on Mon^y, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday, March 2, 3» 4,
5, and 6, 1942.
Fresh baked bread is an advantage
s the modern U. S. sailor has over his
Friday, March 6di
An orthopedic clinic will be held
in the basement of the agriculture
building in Lumberton on Friday,
March 3to, beginning at 9 (o’clock,
and is free to all indigent Children
under twenty-one years of age.
Pf • Baker, of D^ke hos-
Washington, Feb. 23.—Farmers, if
they have no other means of trans
portation, defense workers, taxi ope
rators, and essential traveling sales
men will be eligible to buy new au
tomobiles under rationing regulations
Aside from these groups, the elig
ible list follows in general that for
rationing of new tires and includes
physicians, visiting nurses, fire fight
ers, policemen and others regarded
as essential to protection of safety
No one will be permitted to buy a
new automobile, however, unless toe
local ratoining boards are satisfied:
that the applicant’s present car is
not adequate for the duties he per
Rationing is effective March 2 and
will govern the sale of toe 340,000
new automobiles made available for
distribution this year.
The Office of Price Administration
directed that local rationing boards
require an applicant to prive his need
for a new car in the light of condi
tions peculiar to his community, anc
officials predicted that, with less than
10 per cent of last year’s adutomo-
bile production available for sale dur
ing the next 12 months, “Many per
sons on the eligible list will not be
able to get a new car.”
Within these qualifications, the
foUowing WiU be eligible for pur
List Of Eligibles.
Physicians, surgeons, visifing
nursesand farm veterinarians, clergy
men, institutions needing ambulances,
departments, police departments,
other public health aiid safety of
ficials, maU carriers, taid operators,
persons using cars in connection with
e^ntial construction, maintenance
and repam services,” executives, tecK-
niciaiu, engineers and workers direct
ly or mdirectly connected with'prose-
J*'® ®’e^«>'al, state,
local and foreign government offi
cials engaged in duties directly con
nected wito pubUc health, safety, or
the was effort, farmers lacking other
means of transporting produce or
supphes to and from market, travel
ing salesmen handling essential sup
plies and persons carrying newspap
ers for wholesale delivery.
Under the “local conditions'” tests,
■ ported out, in some com
munities a local ration board might
decide that the needs of defense work-
weighed the requirements of some
other class of eligibles.
On the other hand, in densely pop-
ula^ sections wito adequate trans-
portetion, a local board might rank
most other classes ahead of defense
workers able to reach their plant by
bus or street car. ^
Approximately 140,000 new cars
wiU be made available for sale to
eh©ble civiUan buyers and various
Federal, state wd local agencies be-
tween. March 2 and May 31. State
automobUe quotas wUl be announc
ed withm a, few days.
The rationing regulaitons do not
apply to approximately 135,000 new
automobiles which have been order
ed stored for sale in 1943 and there-
The regulations provided that per
sons who made down payments on
new automobUes prior to January i
when aU stocks were frozoi may ob
tain refunds if they are tmable to
meet eligibiUty requirements.
Saturday, February 28th, will be
Civilian Defense Registration Day in
Hoke, county. Hoke county expects
all citizens to register, men and
women, white and colored. Cards
will be given each to fill out. On
these cards training and qualifications
will be stated as well as preference in
work, and time the person is avail
able. There wiil probably be work
for all to do before the emergency is
over and this coimty expects to be,
and WILL be prepared. Those men
registered in Selective Service should
register in this also, as they may not
be called to serve in armed forces,
yet will find a definite job at home.
A permanent file will be kept of these
cards alphabetically, numerically and
The Hoke County Defense Council
appreciates the splendid and whole
hearted cooperation received thus far
and they urge the continuance of this
cooperation in this registration.
In the coimty registration places
will be in community houses except
where school is stated. In. Raeford
hose on West side of Main street wUl
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 hours are from 9 a. m.
to 8 p. m. All persons, not in school,
from the age of 16 years up, are asked
to register. Registration committees
are as follows;
Allendale—H F. Currie, Mrs. Will
Hasty, Mm. Sherwood Currie, Frank
Antioch—H. R. Poole, Mi^. J. A.
Hodgin, Mrs. Dorothy Burroughs, W.
Wednesday A. M.
On Wednesday (yesterday)
morning around 2:30 toe Aberdeen
Hotel burned down. Jack Mea
dor, the manager, was trapped in
the hotel and burned to death.
There were two other fatalities.
A man jumped frmn one of the
windows and screamed to toe fire
men to save his wife and baby.
This man received injuries in the
fall from which he died before
reaching the hospital.
The woman’s body was found
but no trace of a baby and people
are inclined to think toere was no
Few of the details were learn
ed and it is not known how the
fire originated. This hotel was in
the heart of toe business section
of Aberdeen. It was a big rambling
affair but in recent years had been
remodeled. Wito toe building up
of Fort Bragg and toe number of
people that this brought to thta sec
tion, toe hotel had felt a scasm
of prosperity. The manager, Mr.
Meador, was very popular wito
toe travriing public.
Note—Wednesday’s Fayetteville Ob
server says that the man who jump
ed is in a FayetteviUe hospital in a
Poplarville, Miss., February 22.—
Residents of this section were
grieved today to learn of the death
L. Gibson. W. C. Hodgin. Knox Wat- Iwh^ed^af thT^ome®%
son. M. C. Moom I- the home of
son, M. C. Moore.
Blue Springs—Alex Farmer, Man-miniMjs of mo,.*. ~
ley C, J, MdielU. Mrs. Luo,
J. M Clark, at seven a. m. after an
S|nito, JLx. J.,.W. JVtoBryde,.Mrs.
J. Dalton. Itronr t^ home of her son at Jour
Little Biver--^.W.Sraito. Cameron SeStoto oTl^iLw.®^^*
Johnson, E. B. Blue, Mrs. A. D. Me- aSSS iiv iJS,
Lauchlin, Mrs. D. M. Cameron. Snt was Tn
Quewhiffle—Ashemont School —
R. A. Smoak, F. L. Eubanks, Rev. Geo. SarTe of aSeSS^^
rd, Mrs. C. W. Covington, EUz-I
abeth McNeill, £. R. PicklS Mrs. P. L^ the dauSr o/V”
P. McCain, N. F. Sinclair. SaiSel
, Stonewall-Mildouson Stoool — pSvm^duS “
Donald Yates. W. S. Morgan, Mrs. of hw Se ^ ^ ^®®”
Frank McGregor, Vera McGoug- ^ friends who
an, Mrs. Earl Totor, Jesse Gib- Mrs ciaS wbsaZ^
“^n, J. L. McFayden I, • Jdevoted to her fami-
Rockflsh—School House — M. G. t^Ufe^*^ fiends and lived a Chris-
Ray, Mrs. A. W. Wood. Mrs. M. S. Mrs TTart u
?' •!'''■ cK.'
Wa,5ide_Mts. MarshaU Newton,
Mk Mott, Christine PariterM^® “■ "-e
F. A. Monroe. Lacy McNeill, D. A. Mrs Clark’s foreheaVorc «
McDougald. i torebearers came from
Raeford-Court Room — H. A. Lf iLe H*®
Greene, L. J. CampbeU, Mrs. J. A. Rei^Mtiraw^^
McGoogan, V. R. White, Sarah Lytch, Scottito wS a ^r®
Lillian Johnson. Leonnie Currie more tL*^***®
Raeford-City Hall-^ohn McKay Lr to
Blue. Fay Morris. Carl
Mn>. J. L. McNellL Mm. Ihomaa Mo-1 S.^Vl!a"tari„rC"fSowu«
sons and daughters: Mrs. A. A Mc-
Gehee and J. M. Clark, Poplamie;
A. J. Collins. Merirlian- iur.w.
Lauchlin, Mrs. C. H. Giles. Rev. H.
Negro On Trial
Judge McQueen invidees Sus
pended Sentence of Wmaan
John McKoy, negro of McLauchlin
township, was ordered held for Super
ior court on charges of bigamy when
he admitted Tuesday that he had de
serted a former wife and was living
with a second spouse whom he had
married without benefit of divorce.
According to testimony of the de
fendant McKoy had abandoned his
first wife and three children living
in Blue Springs township. He asked
her for a divorce and she refused to
get one. So. he and his second wife
got “the papers” anyhow and were
married and lived near Raeford. Af
ter admitting to the abandonment
charges he testified that he couldn’t
support his first wife and the other
one, which made the court curious
about the “other one.’’ Bond was
set at $500 until the next term of
Judge McQueen invoked a 3 month
suspended sentence against Nora
Siler, negro ly>otlegger of North Hae-
ford. On cohl/iction on additional
charges of violation of the pntoibi-
tion laws 'Tuesday she drew anotoer
3 months’ sentence. The Siler wom
an was out on parole from a 2-year
Superior court sentence for a sim
ilar offense. This parole has been
withdrawn. She will have to Sepre
out the remaining 16 months of the
Superior court sentence before she
begins serving the additional 6
months term given by the coimty
Willie Arnold, colored, was given
three months cm the roads oh con
viction of charges of forcible tres
pass on the property of Fannie Mur
phy. John Albert Quick paid costs
for operating a trailer without a
licenseplate. Jffm Pridgen pafir$lO
and costs on conviction of iRe^
possession of liquors.
Comes To Close
For .Police Being
Held By F. B. I.
Mrs. A. J. Collins, Meridian: Mrs
o’ F P3s®®goula, Miss.; Mrs!
O. E. Ward, Pascagoula, Miss.; Mrs.
T. Smclair, Aberdeen, N. C., and
Raeford, N. C.
Two Hoke Youths
On Honpr Roll
Mars Hill, Feb. 17 (special)—^The
Four six-day traffic schools are be
ing held for police and sheriff "de- j
partment officers of North Carolina
by the Federal Bureau of Investiga- |
tion. The first school is now in pr^g-
re^ at Charlotte March 2-7 Ihere I sanies of Eld'r^^’ Helto^SS'la";!
wiU be a school at Chapel Hill; rence Lilburn Helton of Timh«»riaL
March 23-28 at Asheville; and March appear on the second honor
30 to April 4 at Wilmington. Mars Hill college for the first sem^
These schools have special courses ester, which has just been
all tsrpes of patrol and control dur-1 by the registrar. easea
ing blackouts and bombings and are The second honor roll comnrises
open to police, auxiliary police and students who make a grade of “C’’
county, city and state officials In al- above on all subjects takon J.
lied departments. They are an ad- 25 quality points ®"“
junct to, the FBI Civilian Defense Lawrence was also invited to
Courses. (the honor club.
Mars Hill College, Mars HUl, N
C., John Foster West.
Daniels Will Succeed
I Mrs. Roosevelt
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
MR. GATLIN ILL
Hallle Gatlin has been quite sick
for the past several days. He is
suffering from an aggravated attadc
First Aid Classes
Being Taught .
Three first: aid classes under the
direction the local chapter of thei ncniKun u. Roosevelt
Red Cross have been organized this [severed all connections with the Of-
week. Principal V. R. White is teach- I fice of Civilian D^ense.
ing a- class of 35 men who are mem- I Jonathan Daniels, Raleigh editor of
3ers of the lo^ covilian defense com- j toe News , and Observer, will suc-
mlttre. A class of women of the I ceed her as head of the voluntas
civilian deffense committee is being [participation branch now beine
r ** ^ ^ assistants
Prof. Gaston of the Upchurch school will be Mary Dublin, a research n>ee-
las started a class of instruction for malist, and Hugh Jackson of
negroes vdio are connected with civ- I York.
Ulan defenre activities.
Grady Leach Sick
Grady Leach was taken Ul in toe
post office Tuesday afternoon and
'The Infantile Paralysis Campaign
for 1942 was closed out last week
with $2.20 more coming in from Coin
Cans and a $1.50 contribution fran
C. L. Thomas. Thanks to the gen
erous public for all contributicids.'
This drive, like all others, reveal
ed some interesting things. First,
that there is stUl a great deal of “Aite
jincoln” honesty still abroad in' toe
l and. In the coUection of coin bbxes
one man brou^t out a last year’s Can
that had never been caUed for by the
solicitors. There was not much m
it, but he had kept it there for a
year for the proper purpose.
Second, there is a great deal of
human sympathy in the world for
the suffering. One mother sent a
doUar in the name of her baby who
had been crippled from a fall, this
doUar accompanied by a rather touch
Third, that the American system
of credit and installment buying is
making people careless about their
mail. Mrs. Paul Dickson’s check of
$1.00 was temporarily lost by a News-
Journal employee, who immediately
replaced it with a $1.00 biU maUed
to the Chairman in a News-Journal
envelop. But the Chairman at first
glance at the News-Journal envelop,
decided that it was just a statement
from the Journal for a printing bfll;
so laid it to rest unopened. Later!
when the check was found, the Jour-’
nal employee. caUed for the rfoiia,-
bUl. The CJhairman looked through
his “pigeon box” of dead letters and
found the dollar.
Moral: Half of the letters toat
people get toat they think are state-
n^ts of bills have money in them.
Open and see!
E. C. Crawford, Chairman
Dr, Bethime At Home
Dr. Alec Betoune
was brought [was taken to his home where to*
hospital this [doctors say he wi" '
we^ where he had been for several ja few days’ rest Mr. L*a^ is the
Dr. Betoune’s condition islpopular mail ovrrier on routo
__ Bethua ' '
of Cemeordi wat to RmUM
In 1918 an infantry division had
^mpmoit that amounted to 3,300
hoi^power. Today an armored di
vision has 400,000 horsepower, which
IS estimated to be as mudh as a city
the size of San Francisco has avaiL
Am SAID WABNINGS POS
WARMBiO SIQNAlr-TA —f
yet quite serious. George BetouaeJito'efoiA A. R,