The Hoke County Newt ^ The Hoke County Joumml
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v4»LUME XXXVII. NO. 48.
RAEFORD, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 30th, 1942.
May 4-9 War Savings Bond Pledge Week In The State
The Ellis Williatnson Post of the
American Legion in Raeford is bend
ing every effort to make National
Employment Week, being observed
from May 3 to May 9 an outstanding
This announcement wa§ made today
by N. H. G. Balfour, commander of
the post, who said the purpose of the
observance is to hnd jobs for the
■“Man over For^.”
National Employment Week has
lieeS proclaimed throughout the na
tion by President Roosevelt, Mr. Bal
four said, and in North Carolina by
Governor J. M. Broughton, who has
issued a special proclamation desig
nating May 3 as Employment Sim-
•day. It is expected that churches
throughout this area will call at-
llention to the problem on that day.
“The prospects for solving the
problem of the older worker are
brighter today than they ever have
been since the inauguration of Na
tional Emplojmient Week iii 1938,”
said Ccnnmander Balfour because of
heavy increases in the demand for
experieroed men in National Defense
Most Cases In
Liquor of the illegal variety dgured
in most of the cases heard in coUnty
semences cff from 39 days to 8
monffis on the roads. All sentences,
however, were suspended..'
Stephen Adkins, charged with op
erating a still and with possession
paid $50 and costs; William Woodell
indicted with Adkins paid, costs in
iivo cases. Ed Noris, paid costs for
The officers threw the book at
Johnnie Brown when they indicted
him with charges of violation of the
prohibition laws, of the road laws, of
•drunken and disorderly conduct and
Allowing another person to operate his
•car while under the influence of in
toxicating liquors. He paid costs in
each of two cases; Simon Covington
was convicted of driving Brown’s
car while drunk. His 60 day sen
tence was suspended upon payn\ent
of 50 and costs and his' driver’s li
cense was suspended for 12 months:
George Cole paid costs for drunken.f
ness; Weidon McRimmon given six
months for violation of liquor laws,
paid costs and the sentence ygs. sus
pended on good behavior for 12
months; Robert Lawson paid costs
Tire Rationing Board
Report For April
T I Certificates issued for the month of
T. C. Scarborough, Raeford, scrap
iron dealer, 3 tires, 3 tubes.
D. E. Cameron, r. 1 Gameron, trans
portation of raw materials, 1 tire, 1
J. A. Chason, Lumber Bridge, 4
tires, 4 tubes, c^solete.
McBryde and Sanders, Raeford,
transportation of material for con
struction, 2 tires, 1 tube.
T. B, Lester, Sr., Raeford, 1 tire, 1
Wilson, Raeford, truck carry-
-ing 10 or more passengers to defense
^ work, 2 tires, 2 tubes.
'C. H. Marks, r. 2 Vass, transporta-
' tion of raw materials, 2 tires; tractor,
Jf. J. Pittman, r. 1 Aberdeen, 1 tire,
" State Highway Patrol, 1 tire..
Hoke Oil and Fertilizer Company,
C. M. Gainey, r. 1 Raeford, 2 tires,
2 tu|ws, tractor.
J, C. Yarborough, r. 1 Aberdeen,
4 tires, 4 tubes, obsolete.
^ O. F. O’Briant, Ashley Heights, 2
itMires, 2 tubes, obsolete.
Womble and Goldston, Ashley
Heights, 1 tire, 1 tube, tractor.
C. L. Stephens, Raeford, 1 tire,
-1 tube, tractor.
Notice To Sugar
Sugar will gO on sale Tuesday,
May 5th, and thereafter. It may be
furnished only by and through the
use of War Ration Stamps. Stamp
Books most be presented to the
merchant and he should detach^
allowable stamps. Dates for use,
and value of the first 4 stamps are
Stamp No. 1 good for 1 lb. sugar
during period May 5 to May 16,
Stamp No. 2 good for 1 lb. sugar
during period May 17 to May 30,
Stamp No. 3 good for 1 lb. sugar
during period May 31 to June 13,
...:Stamp No. 4 good for 1 lb. of sugai*
during period June 14 to June 27,
Hie above 4 stamps must be used
during periods ■ indicated. Stamps
detaehid from boohs and carried
separately have no value.
CUT OUT AND SAVE.
To Hear Scott
Kerr Scott, commissioner of agri
culture of North Carolina, will be
the principal speaker at the Kiwanis
club -meeting tonight when the cotton
ginners of the county will be the
guests of the club. Fred Johnson,
of Hoke, an official of the agricul
ture department, will also be pres-
The ginners of the county will be
the ^ipiaJ.guegte;Qf Ijewjs and..Tom-
mie^l^nrch al meeting tonight'
when Mr. Scott will speak on gin
ning for better staple and higher
Program Chairman Dr. P. P. Mc
Cain presented Mrs. Bartram Robe
son and Miss Helen Scoggins, pro
fessors of violin and piano, respec
tively, at Flora Macdonald college,
last Ihursday evening. The music
ians gave a delightful half hoiu* pro
gram of classical favorites.
Meeting Of Wardens And Neighbork
Leaders Set For Monday Night At 8:30
Every Home To BeCdnr
vassed For Pledges Of
Purchase Of War
Bonds; County Quota
For May $8,(H)0,
Gov. Broughton To
Sanatorium, April 30.—Governor J.
Melville Broughton will deliver the
principal address at the graduation
exercises for fifteen nurses of the
North Carolina Sanatorium School of
Nursing to be held in the auditorium
of the Sanatorium Friday evening.
May 15th. The exercises will begin
at 8 o’clock.
An interesting musical program is
Immediately after the exercises the
graduates will receive the commence
ment visitors at a reception at the
Will Issue No
May 4 Thru 16
B. H. Hutchinson, local driver’s
license examiner, announced today
that he will not be in Raeford and
Laurinburg to examine applicants for
driver licenses the two weeks begin
ning May 4 through May 16. Dur
ing this period Mr. Hutchinson will
be attending a special training school
in Raleigh for all driver's license ex
aminers. The school is being con
ducted by the Department of Motor
Vehicles with the assistance of repre
sentatives of the National Safety
Council, cooperating with the Ameri
can Association of Motor Vehicles Ad
Band Concert Tonight
The community is looking forward
with much, interest to the concert
tonight which the high-school band
will give. Mrs. Bruce January^ is
director. The program is a most ex
cellent one and ah evening of real
pleasure, is anticipated..
Nephew of Mrs. Roland
Town people and friends of Mrs.
Roland Covington were much inter
ested in the news that her nephew,
Stewart Gordon Baihotir had been
captured by the Japs. He is an
outstanding radio man in the Navy
and this was his fourth year in China
and foreign service.
845 Men Register
In County Monday
845 men aged from 45 to 65 reg
istered in Hoke county Monday with
the Selective Service System it wgs
announced yesterday by Miss Peggy
McFadyen, clerk of the Hoke County
Monday begins War Savings Bond
Pledge Week in North Carolina, and
Hoke county plans a full observance
of the drive when the state sets out
to obtain pledges for the purchase of
not less than $5,888,500 for the month,
and for regular purchases of like a-
mount each month throughout the
year by workers, farmers, and busi
No one will be overlooked. Min
ute men will canvass every home of
the county during the week and give
an opportunity to pledge a voluntary
an opportunity to pledge a voluntary
savings each week, month, or year,
according to J. Lawrence McNeill,
chairman of the Hoke Coimty Com
mittee of the War Savings Defense
Staff. In the county over 200 neigh
borhood leaders have been assigned
to the Minqte Men to make the can
vass in their communities while in
Raeford the airraid warden of the
Civilian Defense unit will conduct the
canvass in ffieir blocks.
Meet Monday Eve
To start the drive off there will be
a meeting of all the wardens and
neighborhood leaders and others in
terested at the court house at 8:30.
Chairman McNeill wiU explain the
plan of the canvass and issue the
plfdge cards ahdi0th^^r»ded ma
terials to be used by me Minute Men.
The drive here will start Tuesday
The plan calls for a systematic cov
erage of the entire county and eadi
county road will be covered mile by
mile, while in town each worker will
cover the blocks of his airraid dis
trict. All residents not listed among
the workers are asked by the com
mittee to cooperate in every way to
make sure that they are not missed
during the drive. The tire rationing
will prevent wdrkers in the rural
areas making many call-backs, and
because they are giving their time,
their cars and tires to this great
state-wide contribution to our Na
tion’s defense effort, folks who can
save the necessity of call-backs are
urged to do so. In Ra^ord the can
vass will be made during the even
ings of Tuesday and Wednesday and
householders are requested to be at
home, if possible, and to make their
pledges as quickly as possible so the
wardens can cover their territory
during those two evenings.
Hoke Must Lead Again
While concentrated voluntary
drives have been tried out by the
Treasury department in a number of
communities, the state-wide drive for
North Carolina is the first one to be
attempted over so large an area. Ac
cording to Mr. McNeill, “The drive
offers a definite challenge to every
man, woman and child in the state,
and in setting for this county a
monthly quota of at least $8,000
(which is a considerable increase
over the average purchases of $5,394
per month) Hoke county has again
been challenged to show' that her
citizens can and will bear their share
of the war effort. Hoke county leads
the nation for men m the armed
forces iper capita population; she also
showed the way in the drive for
scrap metal. In every patriotic en
deavor we have set records., Now
let’s show that those at home are not
confined to quotas. Hoke must lead
again! Let every person in the coun
ty pledge to invest at least a part of
their earnings in these vitally impor
tant bonds of our government.”
In a letter to Chairman McNeill,
State Administrator C. H. Robertson
has this to say about the sale of
bonds here: “I wish to thank you in
behalf of our Government and for
myself our thanks for your fine co
operation and the diligence which
you and your committee have dem
onstrated in making such a fine showw
ing from July 1, 1941 through Jan
uary 1942. It is with the utmost con
fidence that I am giving you the
quota for May. I feel sure that this
quota will be met as requested by
the Secretary of the Treasury.”
The county committee' which pro
motes the sale of the war bonds is
composed of Mr. McNeill, and-the
A. D. Gore, John B. Cameron, Mrs.
P. p^. McCain, Mrs. Ethel M. Giles,
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, A. S. Knowles,
Miss Josi^phine Hall, N. F. Sinclair,
J. M. McQpogan, Steven Williams
(col.), K. A. MacDonald, T. B. Up
Airraid wardens who will canvass
the town are:
M. C. Dew, county air raid warden;
Tom Cameron, assistant county air
raid warden; Paul Dezerne, assistant
county air raid warden; block war
dens—John Hendricks, C. M. Baker,
Alton Cameron, Carl Morris, Bruce
Morris, M. L. McKeithan, N. B. Sin
clair, Eldridge Chisholm, N. L. Mc
Fadyen, K, A. MacDonald, W. E.
Street, W, C. Odom, Clarence Lytch,
J. D. Howell, Lacy Clark, W. E.
Blue, J. A. McGoogan, J. F. Niven,
A, K. Currie, E. C. Crawford, M. T,
Poovey, Israel Mann, V. R. White,
G. B. Rowland, H. K. Holland, Jack
Morris, Mitchell Epstein, J. B.
Thomas, M. R. Smith, J. L. McNeill,
E. L. Peele, Carson Davis, W. D. Mc
Leod, J. Minor Davis, A. V. Sand
ers, Harvey Warlick, W. D. Brown,
Jess Dunlap, Major Evans, George
Willis, Rowland McMillan, Smith All-
man, Printiss Rogers. Dundarrach—
M. D. Yates, Norman Mclnnis, Clara
Mae Gibson. Sanatorium—^Dr. C. D
Thonaas, O. B. Israel, F. L. Eubanks,
Mr. Perry. Timberland—^N. A. Mc
The neighborhood leaders who will
conduct the canvass in the county
W. J, McDiarmid, Mrs. Ina Lentz,
Mrs. Jim Smith, J. W. Cain, Mrs. P.
C. Howell, Mrs. Maggie B. Baker, D.
S, Currie, G. C. Lyttle, D. G. English,
Mrs. Nannie M. Wickline, E. B. Hart,
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert McLean, W. A.
Mli^Lean,, Mr, and^Mrs. BogeEmx»i,
Raymond McLean, A. B. Tapp, Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Jordan, Mrs. Mary
Helton, E, L. Cameron, J. D. Tapp,
Miss Irene Downer, W. J. McNeill,
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Potter, Mr. and
Mrs. M. M. Culbreth, Mrs. Mary C.
Goodman, W. L. Bedrwith, Mrs. C.
F. McBryde, D. B. McFadyen, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Harris, M.. A. Har
grove, O. E. Dixon, Governor Bak
er, C. H. Blackburn, Mrs. Dan Ray,
D. N. McGugan, H. F. Currie, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Hasty, Mrs. J. A
Roper, N. P. Watson, L. A. McGugan,
Mrs. Belle Currie, Mrs. C. P. Nunne-
maker, F. K. Everleigh.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Gibson, N. J.
Ritter, Mrs. Allen Wood, Mrs. Pearl
Andrews, Percy English, J. F. Mc
Dowell, Mrs. Roy Shockley, T. C.
Jones, Floyd A. Monroe, Alex Ray,
Mrs. L. M. Maxwell, Mrs. W. M.
Monroe, Mrs. Mary. Mott, Mr. and
Mrs. Marshall Newton, D. A. Mc-
Dougald, George Hales, John Parker,
Louis Parker, Lacy McNeill, Mr. and
Mrs. A. K. Stevens, Mrs. Hugh Hair,
D. Percy English, Albert Guin, Mrs.
Alton Potter, Mrs. Henry Plummer.
Little River Township
Miss Ruby Johnson, Cameron
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gar
ner, Ted Medlin, Mrs. R. H. Rollins,
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Crisman, Miss
Irene Seagrove, C. H. Marks, L. D.
Brooks, Sam Comer, Archie McGill,
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Cameron, J. W.
Smith, E. B. Blue, Mrs. A. D. Mc-
M. D. Yates, N. A. Mclnnis, A. M.
McBryde, Mrs. Jesse Gibson, Mr. and
Mrs. N. H. G. Balfour, J. M. Mc-
Gougan, Mrs. J. E. Sumner, J. A.
Chason, J. A. Jordan, Mrs. John Al
len Jones, Mrs. Anftie B. Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Y^ Puller, Mr, and Mrs.
W. I. Culbreth, John W. McKenzie,
Mrs. Walter McBryde, W. J. Mc
Bryde, Mrs. Archie Howard, Mrs.
Ruth Bristow, J, L. McFadyen, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Gibson, G.
C. Biggs, J. C. Gibson, Mrs. Jack
Hodgin, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hodgin,
Mrs. Murphy McLauchlin, J. A. Hod
gin, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. McDiarmid,
C. C. Conoly, Mrs. D. W. Glllis, Mary
McPhaul, Mrs. J. C, Burroughs, W. J.
Coats, M. B. McBryde, Mrs. Margaret
J. Campbell, Mrs. Lydia dipper,'W.
B. McLauchlin, Albert H. Currie, M.
A. McDonald, John Culbreth, Mr,
and Mrs. A. S. Watson, Mr. and Mrs.
A. McEachem, Mrs. D. S. Liles, F.
F. McPhaul, F. C. McPhaul, A. D.
McPhaul, Miss Margaret McPhaul,
Ira Newton, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Liv
ingston, Mrs. O. B. Watson, Knox
Watson, Mrs. Willie McNeill, Mrs.
Sadie Watson, J. H. McPhaul.
M. C. Brown, Noah Brown, Mrs.
J. ’T. Stutts, Mrs. Lillian Brown, Mrs.
J. E. McLeod, Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Seaford, W. L. Thomberg, Mrs. Wil
liam Cameron, R. W. Parks, Mr.
Directors Of Raeford
The Board ot Directors of Raeford
National Farm Loan Association had
a meeting on April 28, in the office
of G. B. Rowland, president of said
board. In addition to the directors,
the meeting was attended by J. E.
Walker, secretary-treasurer for this
district, and Mr. Haigler, a repre
sentative. of the Federal Land Bank,
of Columbia, S. C. The matter of
financing farmers through the long
term loan was one of the important
topics discussed and planned for at
the meeting. J. W. Hasty from Al
lendale township, J. C. Thomas from
Antioch, and J. W. Scull from Mc
Lauchlin township were members at
tending the meeting.
l)S0 Drive B^[iiis
May 11; McDonald
Wilmer McDonald has accepted an
appointment from Governor J. Mel
ville Broughton to lead the USO
Drive for Hoke County. The an
nouncement was made last week by
E. Hervey Evans chairman of the dis
Governor Broughton is honorary
chairman and George M. Ivey of
Charlotte is state chairman for
Hoke county’s quota for this year
is $700. The goal in the nationwide
USO War Fund Campaign, which
will be launched throughout the
country on May 11, continuing to
July 4, is $32,000,000. Of this sum.
North Carolina has been asked to
coidrR»ikfe4^‘*>900..' Lsst''ymr, with
a state quota of $125,090, the na
tional goal being $10,000,000, this
state oversubscribed its goal by
raising $170,000. Mr. Ivey and Us
chairman are confident that North
Carolina can be counted on again
this year to raise, or surpass, the
new total which has been set.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is honor
ary chairman in the nationwide cam
paign and Prescott S. Bush of New
York City is national campaign
chairman. The USO is not an end in
itself, nor merely an instrument of a
number of social agencies, but in ef
fect “a civilian arm of the American
Government, and representative body
through which the American people,
themselves, can support our fighting
forces,” said Mr. Rockefeller, in ac
cepting his appointment.
Six agencies known throughout
the nation for their effective works
as welfare agencies comprise the
united effort, including the Yovmg
Men’s Christian Association, the Na
tional Catholic Conununity Service,
the Salvation Army, the Young Worn,
en’s Christian Associations, the Jew
ish Welfare Board, and the National
Travelers Aid Association.
North Carolina campaign head
quarters for USO are located in
Charlotte in charge of Ernest H. Ed-
inger as state campaign represents
tive from the national headquarters.
Mrs. Edgar Gibson
Buried At Sni3rrna
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon for Mrs. Edgar Gib
son, 61, of Johns, at Smyrna Pres
byterian church. The Rev. G. H.
Kirkpatrick and the Rev. E. H.
Meacham conducted the services.
Mrs. Gibson had been in ill health
for a long time.
She is survived by eight children,
including Mrs .Edward Smith, of Rae
A large number of Raeford people
atended the services. « j-
and Mrs. Carl Riley, Lee Maultsby,
F. W. Riley, Miss Addie McFadyen,
J. A. Maultsby, Mrs. W. H. Hair, E.
R. Pickier, Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Sin
clair, Mrs. T. C. Sindair, J. B,
Womble, H. B. Walters. Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Pendergrass, J. A. Webb, Mty.
D. N. Leslie, Jini Cameron, Mr. and
Mrs. A. T. Bobbitt, N. B. Brown,
Mrs. Haynes Ivey.
Blue Springs Township
Mrs. Lucy Smith, N. A. Clark, J.
M. Norton, Mrs. M. D. Gentry, Miss
Martha Walters, Mrs. D. J. Dalton,
J. L. Warner, Mrs. Mary E. Walters,
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Yarborough, John
Frank Chisholm, J. R. Hendrix, R.
J. Hasty, A. R. Currie, Mrs. W. W.
Leach, Lonnie Guin, Mrs. E. A.
Wright. Mrs. J. L. McMinis, Verne
Miller, H. G. Autry, Hector Mdfeill,
Mrs. Wilmer McBryde, Alex Farm
er, J. F. McMillan, Mrs. J. F. Odbm,
Henry Gordon, Margaret Gainey, C.
U. S. Wheat
Growers of County To Take Part
In National 'Vote on Quotas
Wheat growers of Hoke county will
go to the polls Saturday to vote on
wheat marketing quotas on the 1942
crop with the knowledge that the
United States has in sight the larg
est supplies of wheat in history, ac
cording to J. M. McGougan, diair-
man of the Hoke County AAA Com
Mr. McGougan said the total na
tional supply on July 1, 1942, will be
approximately 1,423,000,000 bushels
on the basis of an estimated carryover
of 630,000000 bushels and a 1942 yield
of 793,000,000. This is almost lOO,-
000,000 bushels more than the total
supply on July 1, 1941.
“Total domestic consumption and
exports in 1941 amounted to sli^tly
more than 700,000,000 bushels. The
estimated domestic consumption this
year will be about 670,000,000 bush
els, and our exports are virtually cut
off. At this rate, we will have a
carryover on July 1, 1943,, of 753,-
000,000 bushels which is more than
the annual harvests,” the chairman
He pointed out that 1917 aiul ’18
there was a great demand for wheat
as the nation’s supply was about half
what it is now. Alw, he said, dur
ing the last war this nation furnished
bread for the people of sixteen other
countries. He listed these as Spain.
Portugal, Italy, Greece, Norway,
Sweden, Belgium, Turkey, France,
Denmark, Holland, Ireland, Japan,
China, India and Egypt. At pffesoit,
he said,-these nations are bld^mded
and shipping for sending them wheat
He said the British empire has suf
ficient wheat in Canada and Aus
tralia to meet England’s demands but
they, too, are hampered by the lack
The AAA leader contrasted the av
erage price of wheat in this coimtry
last year with prices in other wheat
producing nations. The average price
received by American farmers, he
said, was about 95 caits a bushel.
The average price in Argentina was
about 55 cents a bushel, in, Aus
tralia about 56 cents a bushel, and
in Canada about 53 cents a bushel.
He said unless quotas are approved
in a national referendum by at least
a two-.thirds majority they will not
be in effect on the 1942 crop, and
that without quotas there Will be
no federal loans on wheal He add
ed that quotas also assure a
sufficient for demands, linifonn ad
justment of acreage, and non-specu-
lative market control.
Quotas were approved last year by
a majority of 81 per cent. North
Carolina wheat growers voting in
favor of quotas by a majority of
83.8 per cent.
Mecrhants To Close
Wednesdays At 12:30
Beginning May 20th
Raeford business houses wUl take
Wednesday afternoon as their sum
mer half holiday each week. Stores
will close each Wednesday after
noon at 12:30 beginning May 29th,
it was announced yesterday by
Lawrence McNeill. The Wednes-
through the remainder • of May,
Jane, July and Augusl
Notice In Regard To
Firemen’s cars in Raeford can now
be identified by the fog lights with
BLUE lens. This has been done at
a good bit of expense so that their
cars win be giv«i right of -way during
Despite the Government’s shoe
buying program which will be ex
panded three-or four-fold thte year,
no shortage of civilian footwear is
anticipated this year.
AIR RAID WARNINGS FOR
WARNING SIGNAL-A atrim
of repealed dMriUMli an tkotre
sirm. nis win be Ike
for an aetnal nU or fora
alert. If at aii^l it
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