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The Hoke County Journal
VQfe^vME xaaam. mo. 48.
I, M. c, TdOB^AY, APRIL 8TH, 1942.
-Kirhe present bum>1::^ di long staple
^cotton in Hie United States is so
short Hiat arrang^Hnehts are now be
ing made by^the: Stete Department
to imperi thouiah^ of bales from^
Pern, it was dedared by Temmie
Upcbnrei H the meetiiig of the Rae-
ford f^t»|niB diib lltuesday.,
; Mr. Ui^nrdt added dlat certain
^ypes of wat-ihati^als cOuld not be
maide from atapieh less d)an 1 1-4
inch, and that Hietb a gi^i need
lor ad^HoDal StoOks Of the, i9>re of
this ledgib. to encourage ttO ship
ment.^ ^ cotton of this staple the
plans at* to eut the import duty from
7ft to i Me uniil ptoductiop of the
long^ sidled ittire .could be in-
cieai^ in the United States, t j
counts^ lande gww this type
nf* cotton wdU atfd prOdtfce heavily,
aOeofdtog to Mt. Up^Urdi, and he
urged the farnicir to invpaflgate this
wl& the view of plantihg some
this;yeai‘. The yield per adrc is nOt
quite e4iai to shortifr staples, but
the pMiniuin ^ice w^h tte better
gradis brint^ more"fr^ ihak^ tip
:lhe difference as strii(H( middling
brings abOu tl,006 joints oh the
quoted markpt prices f^ other stap
les. Too, added Mr. Upchurch, this
type of cotton m’oduces a much
heaivier sdeld. of- seed, which also in-
ttm dollar income per acre.
Cards ire blttif d^tod this wedc
to owner* of trui^ vdto have failed
to regiaier thmtt sHth the Defense
transportation section at the highway
eommh*i(m. ~ The cards state that
these tru^ owners may have their
redstration'blanks filled in at the of
fice of the Hoke CoUnty Defense unit
in the county office building.
H. L. Gatlin, Jr., county civilian
defense chairman, states that there
are yet a large number of truck own
ers, in the county who have failed to
comply-with the registration regula-
tiops. They are urged to goi.to the
defoise office and have their trucks
%•. B. McMUlan,'Was-named cbaiir-
' .aSe '
num dt fhe eonunittee for
nation of gas-bond>e4 afsii, for'tfae
H(^e .unit of the Ci^an 'DSfrilse;
Hi will or^mfre workafr and give in.
stl^ction in this work.
Miss Mary imne-Currie
secured to serve as st^ograp*r uid
clerk to the Chilian D^ense upR of
Hoke countir tl succeed Mke Marion
Maxwell .v^o.jis now d&k for the
Red Springs. April ’ 6.—Lansing
Hatfield, baritone, newest star in the
Metropolitan ■ constellation, will be
prei^t^ ii(t Flora Macdonald Col
lege oh Monday evriiingj April 13,
at 8 o’clock, as the fifth and last
The speaker warned though that
this premium applied only to the best
i^des, and ) urged those farmers
planning to grow the long staple
to m^e sure that they 1. secure
good seed; 2. planted in good soil;
3. gave the crop the proper cultiva
tion and harvested it before wea
ther damage hj^s quality; and that
4. ginnihg is dptie so that staple is
not cut or danwgejli^
;; Hoke count’s one-variety' pro-
for me'high quality staple produced,
here, stated Mr. Upchurch, and if
all of' the cotton produced here last
year were marketed through the
one-variefy channels the crpp
Ibrough^ a premium of about $17,500
~fet fbe regular market prices. This
meant much to the cotton farm
ers of the county, it was said, and
it was achieved through careful sel
ection of planting seed, proper culti
vation, harvesting and ginning which
^ve the county a better and more
i|$iform staple crop.
At the conclusion of tiie talk by
Mr. _ Upchurch, Program Chairman
T. B. Lester then presented County
Agent A. S. Knowles, who spoke
briefly on the War Production Board
regulations which may affect agri
culture here. Mr. Knowles assured
the club that au^cient molasses and
poisons had been allotted the farm
ers for adequate pcrisoning for the
|Contrcd of weevils and urged the
lusage of poisons as a means of in
creasing production of both cotton
and cotton seed.
The great demand for oil bearing
seed, such as beans and peanuts, has
made it necessary for far greater
icreage of peanuts to be planted,
Stated Mr. Knowles, because a large
gbaft of our oils had been coming
f^m the Pacific area now controlled
blockaded by the Japs. Hoke
Many Acres Timber
Lands Bmued By
To Be Presented At
The real spirit of Paa-AaCrican onity is syabolised in the
■sihbig enile of Senora Amada Cordova, wife of a menber of the
legal staff of the Mexican Bmbassy in Washin;rt:r. She aieets
with other wives of LatuiAnieriean dtplomits p' ” - k to roll
bandages for tho Red Cross.
county farmers are asked to plant
4,500 acres in peanuts, he stated, and
to dhte only about 1,200 acres have
b^n promised. An acre of peanuts
will produce about twice as much oil
as an acre of soy beans, and this is
the reason the goober is being advo
cated instead of additional acreage
. be available
for tgyGarvesting, it was said, for
the’'WPB had. allotted sufficient ma
terials for the manufacture of such
implemoUs to harvest the greatly
increased peanut acreage.
GuIWb of the club for the din
ner program included; Elmer S.
Sc^jder^ Roy Clunk and Spencer
Atipp»ft of the 'Williamsport “Grays”
•who have their spring training head
quarters hei» for the fourth season.
A native Virginian, with an . Eng
lish background, and raised a Tar
Heel (in Hidcory), this handsome
29 year old singer wah well on the
road to fame when officially recog
nized by Metropolitan Opera on
March 23, 1941, the only man among
the three winners of that coveted
goal. Quoting from a newspaper
critic during a reemf transcontinen
tal concert tour, “Landng Hatfield
comes from a Virginia family noted
for the fact that all its members could
lick their weight in wildcats, is six
feet, one inch tall, and weighs 190
poiuids. When he sq^es, his whole
face lif^ts up, young women moan
and old women swoon—and when he
sings, “Oh Boy.”
While this is not a particularly dig
nified description of one of the most
spectacular of Metropolitan’s recent
acquisitions, it does convoy the uni
versal reaction to Lansing Hatfield.
Mr. Hatfield didn’t plan to make
music his career. While a student
at Lenoir-Rhyne CoUege he joined
the glee club for two seasons. “The
glee club needed anyone who had a
tuxedo”, he says “and I happened
to have one—besides, it gave me an
excuse to cut classes.” All-Ameri
can, Lansing Hatfield has never even
been abroad, but after winning the
Woods Scholarship and the Harold
Randolph prize for “outstanding
achievement” at Peabody Institute,
his rise in the musical world has
been spectacular. In 1938 he was
chosen as guest artist with Grace
Moore on the Chesterfield Hour, was
engaged as soloist in Rossine’s “Sta-
bat Mater” with the Hartford Ora
torio Society, and in June of that
year was starring in “Show Boat” at
Randall’s Island Stadium, New York.
In July he was repeating his success
in Cleveland, bringing down the
house night after night with his “Ol’
C. C. C. Camps
Host To Local People
This coiftBui wffll be devoted to
the aettvHles of the Bed Ctoes
ehvtor ef Heke eomity* Bmr. K
C. Crawford is direetmr of the pah-
iMto Ur the dispter sad wfll pre-
psre the eopy esdi weeto T* get
news ef year eeiamaatty Red Cnm
week la this eirihraia aeBd year *ai-
terlsl to Rev. Mr. CrawfstC
The Colored People of the County
are now getting their, defense work
moving nicely. They have three clas
ses in First Aid in progress at the
Upchurch High Sdiool. About one
hundred adults have enrolled in these
classes which are taught by Colored
The Red Cross sewing program in
the County is still moving on; dn^
in one of these sewing rooms and help
whenever you can.
Williamsport Baseball Team, train
ing inRaeford, did the generous thing
of giving the gate receipts of one of
their games to the Red Cross. The
proceeds from their Wednesday's
game with Fort Bragg was turned
over to the Hoke County Red Cross
The Allendale and Antioch town
ship first aid and home nursing class
es will begin on Thursday, April 16,
at 2 p. m. and 4:15 p. m. at the An
tioch community house.
All wishing to take the courses,
please be there promptly.
Figure with the News-Journal
FIRST for your Job work; every
printing job that can be done- Yon
don’t know what we can do till yon
ask and find out.
Capts. Gorman and Lim^e, com
pany ■’lidMmahdifrS'^ dr and 8425
C. C. C., were hosts to a number of
interested people from Fort Braffg
and Raeford last Friday evening.
A tour of the camp and grounds
was made and all were found to be
in excellent condition. There is an
excellent infinnary, well equipped
where the boys get thorou^ medi
cal attention, a recreation building
aifd camp exchange and an educa
tional building. Instructions given
the boys is practical.
The tour ended at the Mess Hall
where a well prepared barbecue was
very much enjoyed. Captain Good
man welcomed the guests and Sen
ator McBryde and Miss Josephine
Many, meii who have had fine
training in C; C. C. camps are now
serving in all branches of the army.
Jitdge Walter J. Bbhe, of Nashville,
will preside avn the mixed term of
Superior Court to convene here Mon
day, April 20th, it was stateH yrater-
day by Clerk of Court Edgar Hall:
Criminal cases will consume prob
ably the first two days of the ses
sion, it was stated, though the crim-
ina]( docket has not been completed.
Other time will be devoted to trial of
The following names were drawn
for men to serve on the jury for this
term of cdurt.
Carl Riley, Quewhiffle.
. J. W-Morgan, Antioch.
John A. Wilkes, Blue Springs.
D. P. Andrews, McLauchlin.
J. D. Mason, Antioch.
Dan Holt, Raefcnrd.
F. L. Eitoanks, Quevdiiffle.
O. L. Wo^ McLauddin .
Altdi Caiaeron, Raeford.
Lacy IjlcNdll, Mc^uchlin.
'L. A. Bfrihnis, Stonewall.
S. Q. Briggs, Raeford.
J. S. Poole, Raeford. i
Dan Watson, Antioch. 7
W.-J. McDiarmid, Raeford.
R. B. Ellis, Stonewall.
N. B. Blue, Raeford.
J. T. Roberson, Quewhiffle.
J. P. Chisholm, Blue Springs.
Dan P. Meinnis, Raeford.
W. J. McQuage, Raeford.
A. A. Harris, Raeford.
William Monroe, McLauchlin.
Clarence McNeill, Antioch.
D. M. Ray, McLauchlin.
N. A. MeInnis, Stonewall.
I. J. Holland, McLauchlin.
R. H. Gibson, Stonewall.
J. R. Hendrix, Blue Springs.
C. F. Tapp, Raeford.
R. F. Clark, Blue Springs.
Neill D. Overton, McLauchlin.
Daniel McGill. Little River.
'L: D. McFadyed, Raeford* '
M. B. McLauchlin, Antioch.
A. B. Tapp, Quewhiffle.
John A. Maultsby, Quewhiffle.
Filing Dale For
'The final date for candidates to file
for coimty office has been set as
April 18tb, it was stated yesterday by
J. W. Mcl%aul, chairman of the Hoke
county board of elections.
Bill Upchurch Leaves
For Training Camp
Bill Upchurch left Monday for Wil
son where he will train with Rich
mond, Va., of the Piedmont League.
Bill has been training with the Wil
liamsport baseball club up until Mon
day. He played with Richmond the
latter part of the baseball season last
year and will play with them again.
Fifteen Men From
Fifteen men, white and Indian, were
inducted into the Army at Fort Bragg
Monday, it was announced Tuesday
by T. B. Lester, chairman of the Hoke
Board of the Selective Service system.
This was the first group to be sent
to the Fort under the new regulati(m
by which the men are inducted into
the army upon arrival and then re
ceive their medical examinations. R
they are held by the army they are
later granted short furloughs so that
‘ their business mattm may be arrang
Henry McNeill Biggs.
Robert Deva! Fftircloth.
George Edward Jordan.
Harold Cameron Keith.
Eugene Alexander Gordon.
AUen Domes Smith.
Graham Alexander Monroe.
Frazier Brent Long.
Thomas Britt Chason.
John Archie McDiarmid.
Archie Aaron Ebstein, transferred
from Danville, Va.
Funeral Services For
Angus D. McGirt,
Tons Scrap Metal
Red Cross Benefit
The following men were appointed
■vaccinators; lor dogs at the commis
sioners meeting Tuesday: Archie Wat
son, Allendale;-J. W. McNeill, An
tioch; Daniel McGill, Little River;
Rex Currie, Blue Springs; Mr. Wood,
McLauchlin; J. L. Tapp, Quewhiffle;
B. F. Ray, Raeford; and Pat Monroe,
Ifi All dogs are required to have vac
cination tag. Those listed by the own-
lor taxation will be vaccinated
^Tree of charge to the owners, and the
vaccinators will be paid 25c per dog
from the dog tax fund.
The game between the 47th It
9th ivision of Port Bragg, and th
Williamsport Eastern League club
training here, played for the benefit
of the Raeford Chapter, American
Red Cross, was won by the Williams
port club by a score of 9-2. Hie
game was enjoyed by approximately
300 fans, and the weatherman pro
vided mid-summer temperature,
which was enjoyed by players and
The Williamsport club plays two
more games at the Raeford park:
Wednesday, April 15th, Scranton, an
Eastern League club training at Ben-
qettsville, S. C., plays here and
Wednesday, April 22nd, Wilkes-Bar
re, an Eastern League«club training'
at Sumter, S. C., plays at the local
47tti Infantry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
W’port 3 1 0 0 2 3 0
RAEFORD’S PRAYER MINUTE
ELEVEN O’CLOCK DAILY
CHURCH BELL TO SUMMON PEOPLE TO PBAYEB
IT IS TIME TO PRAY!
The people of Raeford and Hoke County, regardless of
creed or race, are asked to join in the observance of this
minute of silent prayer daily at 11 o’clock. The Methodist
Church Bell will ring and all people in their homes, schools,
offices, shops, stores, on the streets or in Ae fields, are re
quested to pause in observance of this brief time of prayer.
Sponsored by The Churches of pUeford
T. C. “Red” Scarborough, local
scrap metal dealer, stated Tuesday
that he had shipped over 1,400 tixis
of scrap metal from Raeford since the
organization of the “Scrap the Japs
with Scrap” campaign was inaugu
rated here last December.
799 Toes Amu Bake
Half of this amoimt, or 700 tons
(1,400,000 lbs.) was collected by the
people of Hoke county, according to
Mr. Scarborough. “’This is a far cry
from the 100,000 lbs. which was set
as our goal when the original cam
paign for collecting sbrap metals was
started by the county ciunmittee. I
believe that the folks here have made
the most effective drive for ttie col
lection of these metals of any con
ducted anywhere in- this section,”
stated Mr. Scarborough.
Sgt. Alfred Cole
Sgt. Alfred Cole, of Raeford and
formerly with Battmry “P’ of the
Coast Artillery at Fort Screven, has
received notice to report to Camp
Davis for the artillery officers train
ing course. Sgt. Cole was transfer
red this week to Fort Moultrie where
he will remain for about two weeks
before reporting to Camp Davis.
Cong. W. O. Burgin
AIB RAID WARNINGS
WAKNING SIGNAL—A m
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for an aetaal nM er iir n ■voelfca
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A disastrous forest fire which burn
ed timberlands in Little River town
ship and on the Fort Bragg reserva
tion Friday said to have spread over
several thousand acres before it was
finally brought under control by cit
izens of the township aided by sol
diers and bo3is from CC camps.
Hinson Walters, a resident of the
Little River community, reported to
the commissioners of Hoke county
Tuesday that he had seen the fire
raging on the Bragg reservation early
Friday and had reported it to a res
ervation warden, and later when it
appeared that no effort was being
made to check the spread of the fire
he notified headquarters at the Fort
Yet, he stated that the fire spread
across several fire lanes and then
swept across Little River to private
According to accounts given at the
conrunissioners meeting some several
farm buildings, a tenant house and a
great deal of fencing was destroyed in .
addition to the damage done to forests
on nearly 1600 acres of privately
owned land over and above the large
acreage burned an the reservation.
The group of owners appeared be
fore the board of commissioners ask
ing their aid in securing damages for
their property. They stated that their
neighbors from many miles over that
area aided them in fighting the fire,
and that some assistance was given
by boys from a CC camp in- that atea.
They listed the acreages of the fol
lowing owners as swept by the fire:
Ed Simpson, 125; Dr. Barber house
and 390 acres; Charles Marks, foy;-
ing and 350 acres; Wharton Sea-
groves, 25; T. B. Upchurch bam and
500 acres; J. B Marks 30 ^acres; and
John Muse 150 acres.
Several of the farmers had their to
bacco plant beds located in these
woodlands and they stated^dbat the
beds were completely destroyed. Otiu
ers lost small out buildings.
Funeral services were held Tues
day for Angus D. McGirt, 82 year
old citizen and farmer of the Allen
dale community, at Centre Pred>y-
terian church. The services were
conducted by Rev. G. F. Kirkpat
rick, pastor, at 4:30 o’clock. Burial
was in the churchyard.
Mr. McGirt was an active member
of Centre, and a member of a pio
neer family of that section. He was
taken ill Saturday and devdi^ed
pneumonia Sunday. Ss deafli at an
early hour Monday was a distinct
shock to the people of tile county.
He is survived by his vtife, tiie
former Miss Mary McGoogan of Bed
Springs, two daughters. Miss Fran
ces McGirt of Laurinburg and ICsS
Margaret McGirt of Erwin; and tiiree
sons, Luther McGirt of the U. S. Ar
my, stationed at Cheyenne, Wyo.,
Duncan McGirt of Maxton and John
McGirt of Laurinburg.
Congressman W. O. Burgin visited
friends in Hoke county Tuesday, and
paid a visit to the News-Journal of
fice while in town.
Mr. Burgin is not planning to make
any great campaign for his reelection
stating that he will depend largely
on his friends for their efforts at the
polls in the coming primary while he
is busy at Wasiiington.
Issued By Board
Certificates for the purriiaae of
tires were issued to ttie following by
the Hoke Coimty Rationing Board:
T. C. Scarborou^t, scrap metal
dealer, 3 tires and 2 tubes lor truck:
D. E. Cameron, Vass, r. 2, haoMng raw
materials, 1 tire 1 tube for trude; J.
A. Chason, r. 2, Lumbn* Bridge, 4
tires, 4 tubes, obsoleto; McBryde and
Sanders, transportation of raw ma
terials and equipmwxt fbr construc
tion—1 tire for trude.