The Mtiat County News
The Hoke .County Journal
YOMMXXXVIL s Na40.
RABPOKD. N. THURSDAY, Sth. 19U.
fLM PER YEAH
W. R. Barrinj^n, Jr., Says
In Hawaii “ttcl^g Fa
Chance at Japs/’
Yoeman W. R. Barrington. USfl,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Barring
ton of Raoferd,^ arrived home Sat
urday bn first leayo in nearly four
years. Tins veteran of the Pearl
Harbor incident, was high, in liis
praise of the men there and he says.'
“We have .still got a lot of Navy
Barrington was reticent' in his dis-
ion of the .action he saw there
gh he was high.^in his praises of
then of the Navy and ttie Army
ter they got - into action. “It was
such a complete surprise,” he said,
“that it is my personal, opinion that
blame for the delay in manning our
posts could nqj be placed entirely op
our commaniRng officers. I was get-
tiiig out of bed when the first wave
of Japanese bombers, came over.' r
remavleed to my companions that ‘it
soimds pretty realistic, dbesn’t it?’
and then I saw ttie first bombs drop
«n a hangar across from the bar-,
racks. We had thought they were
our planes oh maneuver.”-
“The Japs certaihly knew their:
-ay around the island ^d &ey wast
ed'little ahimhrutioh bn civilians pr
soldiers. They headed for their mil
itary objectives. ,Some of our highly
experienced men said that the at
tack, was certainly one, of the best
planned and most efficiently execut-
asaults thby had ever heard of.
ttough. perhaps the Japs counted on
-fiieir first r^^ more damage
and; ifeing morg dfective than they
actnailb^. were. Within a short while
•c^r defense was so effective that the
-^ditional ^flights of bombers really
‘did little damage.’’’
Barrington, who was. .on shbre
•duty, stated, that imnvadiately the
'first attack came he went to his post
in the office of the air station, where
he was on duty throughout the ati
.“f stated that our mmi saw a lot'
of odim got started and'
pur sQditgrs gaye a good account of
iheihselves as the Japs weU. know.
'While they did some damage as the
committee reported, “we’ve
' still ^ot a lot of Nkvy left, a big
Navy, and we’re going to beat them
“The spirit 'of bur men out there
is very high and they are just itch
ing to get into a spot tehere they can
do to the Japs what they did to us.”
Young-Barrington was- transferred
to new dptji mjfew England on Feb-'
ruary 7th ahd arrived there recently.
He is at home for a 15-day leave.
Daring the three years and.. 10
months he has been in the Navy he
has served 19 months in China ^tmrs
♦and the balance of the time at Pearl
This eolniim win be devoted to
the activities iff tile Bed Cross
chapter of HiAe county,. Bov. E.
C. Crawford is dlreetor iff the pnb-
lidte for the diairtM’ and wiB pre
pare the copy each week. To -get
news of your conunnnlty Bed Cross
wmk in this cohuim bend yonr ma
terial to Bev. Htt, Crawford.
Production in the. Red Cross chap
ter of Raeford. is reaching a hi^.
mark now. Two hundred ~and flf^-
two garments are now packed and
ready for shipment. Fifty-five of
thesb are men’s sweaters and the rest
bath robes. In the preparation of
these garments the following organi
zations gave, the 1,876 hours of work:
Wayside 66 hours. Blue Springs 66
hours, Ai^emont 112 hours, Raedeen
46 houis, Mildouson 60 hours, Allen
dale 20 hoiurs, Rockfish .40 hours,'
Ephesis chxirch 346 hours, Raeford
520 hours, Sanatorium 600 hours.^
Mrs. Ernest Campbell wiU stan her
Home Nursing Class on Tuesda^i
Ntoch tOth; The place will'be the
to\xm hall. There is still room for a.
few more ladies to take this ifiass; i^
interested, /see Mrs. H. A. Camerop;
at once, . i
Mrs. Ai R. Morris.will ipien a sew-i
ing room, in her home li/foTch ISth.!
Sewing machines wjll be animzigcd id!
the' home,' and ladies wiil^ to f^ve^
some time to this 'Will please nieetj
with Mrs. htorriSi : ,
The cutting and supply roam at the:
Raeford granunar school will be opep.
from 1 to 4 p. m. Ladies who cah^
dp : cutting please report. The~ need^
here is urgent, Mrs. Cameron statesj;
A First Aid Class will be started at'
the Blue Spring community house
Monday night, Mardi 9, at 8:00,
Idrs. A. L. (YE^ant and Mrs. Clyde
Upchurdi will te^ch the class. Botii
men and ladies'hre urged to attend
fomrtii .F^st Aid Class is - being
to .^start in Raeford next
wsak* :Mrs. Marew-.S^p^..^
VJ.L. MdVhffi iidn;^^a^ed by
loitel doctors. ' Those planning to
take course are to see the teacher or
Mrs. -Cameron at once.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Shiloh
Ptesbyterian church is opening a
se\Ving room this week under the
leadership of Mrs. F. L. Eubanks.
They will niake robes for convales
cent. soldiers. Also the I^hesus
church at Arabia has opened a sew
ing room under the supervision of
These First Aid Courses are im
portant, they are life saving courses.
The government is seeking to get 5
per cent of the civilian .population
enroUed in this course. That would
be about 700 peojde in Hoke county
taking the First -Aid Course within
the next few months,
The Future Farmers of America
>asketball team composed of boys
^taking vocational agriculture won the
Fedferation basketball tournament by
•defeating Laurel Hill in the finals 20-
14 on Friday, February 27th. The
boys were awarded a trophy to be
f kept in their class room. Five high
hool teams entered this years meet
The bosrs playing on the F. -P. A.
' team were Roberf Currie, Eugene
Currie, Randall, Moss, J. W. Dawson.
Johnny McGoogan. Chesley Crouch,
Fred McFayden, Charles Odom and
In the public-spAking contest Wil
liam. Claik got a tie for second place.
First place was won by Hoffman
school. The boys of the Hoke High
F. P. A. are leading in ithe Federa
tion composed of eight schools with
185 pokits. .Stodc judging'and base-
: ball Will be held in April.
Men dip Fayetteville
. Pi^kflery To M^t
f-There is to'be a meeting of the
Men of ■ Fayetteville Presbytery "at
Flora Macdonald college. Red Springs,
on Thursday evening, March 12th,
.at 7:00 o’clock.
. S. J. Patterson, director of men’s
work in the Southern Presbyterian-
church, will be the ^ speaker. Mr.
Patterson is a vei^ able speaker and.
his duties- among .the men of thg
church give him an experience that
will enable him to bring a message
iihat the organization needs.
.^^^nterrating program has been
arraimed with special music by the
Florpi Macdonald girls .ahd a fine din
ner for everyone.
It is hoped every man in Fayette
ville Presbytery will mgke a. special
effort to be at this.^mcirting.
Tire Rationing Board issued the
following certificates, authorizing
purchase of new tires and tubes for
February 23rd, through. IWiarch 2nd:
F. W. Riley, Timbfirland, 3 tires,
3 tubes for tractor.
Johnson” and Sinclair, .Ashley
Heights, 2 tires, 2 tubes for tractor.
T. C. Scarborough, Raeford, scrap
iron dealer, 1 tire, 1 tube, for truck.
Hoke Oil and Fertilizer Co., Rae
ford, 3 tires and 4 tubes 2 tnicksK
delivering of coal.
Upchurch Milling and Storage
company. Raeford, 1 tire, 1 tube, for
truck. Wholesale* delivery of food
C. L. Williams, route 3, Red Springs,
hauling raw material and produce, 3
tires, 3 tubes (truck apd tractor trail
er requiring 10 ’tires).
Henry Maxwell, Raeford, 2 tires,
2 tubes, obsolete type.
Quote for February was: passen
ger car, 5 tires and 4 tubes.
Anyone wanting application blanks
for. tires and tubes or any informa;
tipn,. go to /Local Ratiiming Board
in Civilian Defense Office. Office
hours 8:30 until 5:30 Monday thru
Friday. On Saturday, 8:30 to 12:30.
Warm and Hi^jppy!
iJttie Ssndra Wade, -am«g tiie first iff the evaatea from Hoqp-
luia to be welcomed on the doim of San I^rsneisco by workers of the
' Ameriiail -Rod Cross, staffed hiier cheeks with esndy, siid clatcM
her fsvorite dbll to register tilis picture of complete contentment.
Rcid.Cniss workers are r$ady s(/«n Americsn pmrts to meet the needs
(ff. kpSUcamuig Wiar .refng^. This is one at the many services which
is sil^rted by mmey rsired in the Red Cross Wsr Fnnd campaign
for s minimum of 959,OOO.OOO-
State Regktration Fijguihes Show
l^any Cars Owned In Hoke
Accredited To Other Counties.
Hoke couiity officials are seeking
to check registration figures of all
cars owned by citizens of the county
which are accredited to neighboring
counties in an effort to secure-higher
tire allotments for the rationing board
John A. McGoogan, tax supervisor,
has secured registration data from
the motor vehicle department for
this area. This information is being'
studied and checked by the, fax list
ers of the border townships for cars
which are actually owned in Hoke
county but accre^ted to adjoining
counties becaqpe the car owners re
ceive their mail from postoffices lo
cated in those counties.
Particutet^ true is this situation
on rural routes from Aberdeen, Red
Spririgs, Wagram and Lumber Bridge,
it was said. Mr. McGoogan stated
that the Hoke county allotoient will
probably be raised considerably
when this check is completed.
Tax Listing Ti
Extended To l9tl
The time for listing of properti^
for taxation w4s extended by the
Hoke County Board of Commissioners
Monday. March ISth wiU be the last
date on which the -township list tqk-
erv will have toe books, according
to John A. MiGoogan, tax sujper-
Farmers are urged to have their
farm reports ready for the crop cen
sus when they return their property.
The list takers take this census at
the same, time they list yodr prop-
Watoington,^ March 3.—The first
gwTlh the Itorth C^lina congres
sional primmries Iff'May 36 was flre^^
teda;^ by Congressman William O.
Burgin, wh6 annoimced lor. re-rtec-
tion from toe Eighth district-
Mr. Burgin is^ now s«cvhig his
se9ond term in Congress .^cuh .toq
^ ‘ at'^was represent
ed by J. Walter Lambeth of Thombs-
Mr. Burgin is a member of the
House committee on forei^ affairs,
is a staunch supporter of the ad
ministration, and has made a fine rec
ord in the House. His horne is at
Lexington. Thus far Mr. BuTgin has
no opposition to be returned to the
“I am today filing with the State
board of elections my notice of can
didacy for the Democratic nomina
tion as representative in the Congress
from the Eighth congressional district
in the primary election to be held on
May 30, 1942,” said Mr. Burgin.
“Since I came to the Congress, 1
have supported President Roosevelt’s
foreign policy as well as measures for
our national defense. This I shall
continue to do. The only future we
have lies in Victory, and we must
Mr. Burgin has consistently advo
cated a strong, firm, foreign policy
and united front against the Axis.'
' Th^e in charge of the tabulation
t)f the registration h41d last Saturday
have been - xinable to accurately
count the number enrolled but will
d8 so shortly. The response was bet
ter than anticipated, and the total
registration will be announced next
week. Jf there are those who have
not enrolled and wish to do so they
may still register this week at toe
Civilian Defense Office over the Hoke
county library, in the county, office
The Hoke Coiinty Defense Council
wishes to express appreciation for
the fine cooperation ahd to thank
those who took such an active part
in making the registration suchi a
success. Especially do they thank
Mr.' MacDonald, the several princi
pals and teachers and the commercial
department of the school' for.
their efficient help and splendid co
operation. Without the full coope
ration of those taking part in this
undertaking it could never have been
a success in any sense of the word
and the Council is deeply grateful.
Leave To Conduct
'W. R. Barrington, rural police, was
granted a leave of absence from his
duties during April and May for the
Snbscrihers whose subscriptioii
acooimts are tn arrears will pleasb
note that (teijr . Joaiues wiU be re-
BiQired teem:.iMW rlisi witooi|tt fmr-
tow hoitice.. 'Whose sidwerip-
tions ex^neffi: .wiUiBi toe past year
lie nptoM hy Ptoa HanieS
'it ptoen who lAve penmtted their
sahsiitipthHia to be delfatopent fw
niQte toan 12 mmirths wiB be re-
fbihhcb error pfMse bibiy your re
ceipt to oar office abd pre will make
adjaatmehto We are checking oor
records aa tomhagtaly as possllrie'
to prevent such erro>rs occiirriny.
Doe to loss of advertisiiiir reve-
nne it. wUl be necessary for aU
subscriptions to be paid strictly
in advance. Sbbsoribers whose ae-
coonts are near cJcplbaUoii date
wfll henceforth be notUiM by maii
before this date; and sabsertotions
win be terminated unleto renewed
before they expire.
John Conoly Dies At
Home of Sister
J^m -Conoly ^died at the home of
his sister, Mrs: Mary Ella Conoly
Bernard; in Raefoi^ Thursday morn
ing at 7:15 . .Mr. Cflboly’a
death follov^ 'witmto two months toe
death of his brptmiC A. t>. Ciiiedy,
who for many yeara was a residoit of
Funciral services wera omdueted
from tile' home Thursday afternoon
at 3 o’clbek by Rev. Harry K. Hol
land, pastor of toe Raeford Presby
terian churdi. Interment was made
in Raeford cemetery.
Mr. Conoly was the son of the late
John Calvin ahd Sarah Ann Conoly
bf toe cimununity. He is
Junior Class Play
The junior class of Hoke county
high school will present its annual
play on Friday night, Marrti 6, at
ei^t o’clock in toe hi^ school audi
Ttid'^class has chosen for produc
tion, “Thefe Goes the Bride,” a three
act comedy by Kay Ziegfield. The
characters are: ' v
Phyllis, engaged to be married —
Mrs. Curits, her mother—^Kathleen
Dr. Curtis, her father—^David Har-
Beachy, her sister—Eniogene Sin
Billy, her brother—Junior Huff.
Anastasia, the cook of the Curtis
home-^Betty Jo Wood.
Officer O’Flynn, of the Police De
partment—Zane Grey Norton.
Natalie, Phyllis’ friend — Gladys
Lewis, Phyllis’ fiance—Edwin Has
Sally, the girl fiext. door—Jennie
Tom Eddridge, himself—Earl Yar
Dinty, Tom’s friend—Robert Cur
Director, Miss Frances Jean Free
Property manager, Miss Huldah
The juniors feel that it do aU of
you good to forget your worries for
two hours and cme and laugh to
, a tuece, Hiss Sarah Ella
Coboly oj! Baefp^, and a nephew,
Thomas Conoly, Jr., of toe United
The deceased, John Calvin Con-
only, upon arriving at .gmaturity
joined a railroad bridge building
squad, and followed this work in this
state, Sou to Carolina. Georgia, ahd
perhaps other Southern states, work
ing for several railroad companies.
His health failing to a degree, he
returned to the Qld North State,
coming to Raeford, and finding his
only sister a widow, he made his
home with'her. Some three or four
years ago, he, while down street one
evening, had a very severe heart at
tack. Since that time he lived pru
dently, taking the best care of him
self. However a tew weeks ago, he
suffered another severe attack,' whirii
resulted fatally on the above date,
Friday, February 26th, 1942,
John Calvin Conoly, Sr., and his
wife, Sarah Ann McEtenald Conoly,
were the parents bf tlmee sons, A. D.,
Thomas, John Calvin Conoly, Jr., and
one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ella Con
oly Barnard, widow-of the late John
W. Barnard. Mr. and Mrs.. John
Calvin, Sr., died about 30 years ago.
Thomas Conoly and his wife, who
was a Miss McNeill, of Raeford, died
within a month, some fifteen years
ago, leaving two children, Miss Sarah
Ella £md Thomas, mentioned above,
and it is stated above that A. D. Con
oly died last December.
The News-Journal believes it fit
ting that a tribute should be paid
those who walk uprightly, speak the
truth, work righteousness, and are
kind, and helpful always, who seem
ed to have set a seal before their
lips, and(^9onstantly living as to toe
presence of the AU-Seeing-Eye. Not
one word of criticism has ever bema
heard of the lives of John Calvin
Conoly, Sr., and his family...
Fw Ive Tb^
John PridReiBL Alias Jiffin McKay
Held Under $500 Bond For
Two men giving their names as
H: £. Snider and H. E. Soper, and
claiming to be enlisted men from
Fort Bragg, are being held in the
county jaU for^milisary police of Fort
Bragg following an escapade here
which involved! attempted tire theft
The men were found guilty on both
counts Tuesday in county courf when
evidence showed that they attenqited
to remove tires and wheels from sev-
•eral cars here Monday ni^t. BOral
Policeman 'W. R. Barrington and
Night Patrolman H. E. Deese appar
ently Were following the men too
closely for them to get even one
tire completriy removed .^m any oC
the several cars they attempted to
rob. Snider was caught near the
home of '^l^illie Walters where an at- :
tempt had. been made to get a tire
and wheel, and tools and jacks were
found hidden in shrabbery in toe
Walters yard. Officers followed toe
trail of the. other soMier to the home
of Ryan McBryde where a wheel had
been partially removed fnnn the car
of an-' tormy atSter ^ living toarti.
There Soper was taken in custody.
They wore placed m toe county jafl.
About an hour later. County JaSer
W. E. Blue heard shouts and other
noises issuing from the cdl block
vtoere the men were. He investi
gated and found the bed Hnthitur
Other furnishings of the ceD burtong
briridy while toe . men were .ripping
toilet ^tiures from the walls and
b&erwise damaging the prison com
Army authmities at Fort Bragg
have been notlBed ^ toe men are
being held in toe eotpity jaQ tor toe
Judge McQueen found probaUe
cause in the case of John Pridgen,
alias John McK)^, charged wffii log-
iuperior court MiKoy, or Pridgen,
admitted to toe iiiyfcmM* last wedc in
cb^ ^tile being tried tar non-sup
port omcharges brought m the name
of his first wife and ri>iTdren
Two Indians, Fred Lowery and
'Sinclair Lowery drew six months
sentences each in each of two cases
of violation of toe prohibition laws.
Their sentences were suspended on
good behavior for 12 mootos upon
payment of costs and a $20 still fee^
Archie Holmes. Jr., pleaded guilty
of having illegai vd^key mi paid
for the office of sheriff. The comi-
missioners granted him the leave at
their meeting Monday. He will be
relieved from duty tram April 1st
to June 1st according to the board's
■ ■ ■
Called In Draft
To Be Treated
The board of county commission
ers in session Monday ordered all
men called by the locid drdft board
and placed in classification IB on ac-
purpose of conducting his campaign. gc^orrheal inflection to be
treate^for the disease at the county
The clinic is to be set up at once,
it was •stated, anti , all men deferred,
for this cause wiU be notified to have,
treatment begun immedlatet^
H. L. Gatlin, Jr. '
H. L. Gatlin,. Jr., county civilian
defense chairman, was the speaker
at the meeting of the Kiwanis club
Thursday. Mr. Gatlin gave a sum
mary of the detehse activities and
organization of tlte citizens of the
\4aids Named For
Wlay Day Festival
Red Springs,. Mar. 2.— Lucille
Griggs, of Sheffield, Mass., Flora
Macdonald’s May Queen for 1942,
has chosen the maids to attend her
at the May Day festival bn the time
honored “first Tuesday in May.”
Jean Rybum of South Charleston,
West tTirginxa wiB be Mis^ Griggs'
maid of honor, and the ten other
members of toe court are as foQows:
Evelyn Robertson of Ahoekie; Nell
Thomas of Florence, S. C.; Jean
Lytch of Rowland; Christine William
son of Lumberton; Helen Walker of
Hemp; Martha Griggs of Cheraw, S..
iC.; Carolyn McLean of Raeford; Btz-
abeth Price of Charlotte; Virgtnia
Bogue efldtoPa, Florida; ^nd Phyllis
Hoke’s First Ektby
Gels Driver’s Permit
Miss Mary McLaurin Pedm, first
child to be bora in Hoke eouoty fol-
towing its foundation, was issued a
driver's permit Tuesday by B; H.
Hutchinson^ drivers license examiner
for the hi^way patroL
nCss Peden, a registned nurse of
Wagram, was given the regulation
driving test in additian to the oral
examination, both of which are re
quire of ^v«rs securing license*
for the first time.
AHE RAm WARNINGS FC»
WABNINO 8I6NAD-A wnks
airou Vyp wM be toe
tar aa aelial lait ar far a ]
itaal aod eenpkle
SUodASB SIBNAL ~
leog ItoM at the aheo.
Hoke Men On Jury *
Several men from Hoke coun^ are
members of toe Fedttal Jury etokh
is investigating tbie toargee againet
members of the sheriff’s departaent
of Richmond county this week. Ffed-
eral officers have indlGted some atoa
persons of Sheriff Morse’s stoff iad
the sheriff duurges of' organiaid
viotetion of toe liquor coninl IMM.
Among toose aerwng on toe IbS-
end juriee ere: N. Bonnie Bhi^ Bmk
mood McLaan, aad George ISeai «f
Baeiwd. T. C. Siadair
Heltots. A* A. Bar of
two.'.jnd;Nn UtoMt ~