Capt. Robert Conk, U. S. Ainy,
told members of th® Raeford Kiwanis
club last Thursday that there was
little^ likelihood that the Germans
would use poison gases in this war.
He prefaced his remarks with the
statement that he was speaking with
out any official knowledge and that
Ills, remarks were to be viewed only
as bis personal opinions.
Capt. Conk stated that the German
industrial system was now heavily
taxed to turn but suffiderit materials
to maintain their present-vast, army
and that it did not seem plausible for
them to shift produttion from tanks
and guns arid explosives to a weapon
which military experts considered to
he purely a defensive Weapon.
The German industrial plants, too,
he saidjiyere so far surpassed in pro
ductive capacity by those of the
United Nations that it was not rea
sonable to believe that they would
attempt to use gas when they knew
that we could surpass them in the
pro^duction and effective use of any
There is little danger in any but
token gas attacks on this country,
he stated, for our enemies could not
effectively attack such a city as New
York in the brief time necessary to
get favorable results. The gas attack
must come as a surprise, be made
quickly over a large area, he said,
and it would take thousands of planes
to cover Manhattan effectively in ten
Dougald Coxe, news writer for the
News-Journal, spoke to the club on
the county paper as a community
^sset. He dealt principally with the
functions of the paper as it supports
various community enterprises, as an
advertising medium and its obliga
tions to the people of its circulation
Neill A. McDonald, Jr., was pro
gram chairman for the evening. He
invited club' members to attend
dinnej^ program given at, Southern
Pines ht which officials of t^ie Stand
ard oil company pres«ited- infbraia^'
tion on the synthetic rubber situation
which was held Friday evening.
The Hoke county Democratic con
vention met Saturday at court house
in regular meeting. Several matters
of importance were discussed and
several resolutions adopted. After
.a^ouming the duly elected chairmen
from eadi precinct met* in executive
' session and elected the following of-
^cers to serve for the next two years
Hoke County Executive Committee
Walter Baker, chairman; Mrs, P,
P. McCain, vice-chairman; J. B
Thomas, secretary; N. - F. Sinclair,
Knox Watson, Archie WatsOn, Daniel
McGill, Louis Parker, Norman Me
jlnnis, Fulford McMillan, Frank
1 The following were elected dele-
,gates to the state convention:
Delegates—^Archie Watson, Knox
|[^tson,. Fulford McMillair, Daniel
rill, Louis Parker, M. G. Ray,
P. P. McCain, Laurie McEach
H. A. Greene, Walter Baker,
jan McBryde, C. L. Thomas, J. M
fcGoogan. Alternates—L. A. Me
jugan, W. C. Hodgin, Hector Me
''Keill, J- W. Smith, Mrs. Wm. McFad
jyen, Mrs. Pearl Andrews, N. F. Sin
clair, J. L. McNeill, Mrs. Paul Dick
son, Mrs. J. W. McLauchlin, Mrs
—Second Amored Divliiaa
Tough, grease-stained and grim, this cotton-clad tank commands
of the PGth Armored Regiment, Second Armored Division at Fort Beu-
ntng. Georgia, typifiet tht readiness with which ths nation’s' ne#.
mechanized Army auaits the fotnre.
Hoke 50% Over
Pledges Coming In From All
Communities; Drive' To^ Be
Great Success, Says McNeill.
Actual purchases of War Savings
Bandstand Staijnps were 50. pey, cent
over the May quota at the end of
the first half of the savings drive,
according to Lawrence McNeill, coun
ty chairman, and the county is just
getting Savings Bond conscious, he
The report showed that $11,953.55
had actually been invested in bonds
and stamps through May 15th. This
was the purchase value of the se
curities, Mr McNeill stated, arid not
quota had been set at $8,000 for the
month of May.
The people of the county are really
getting behind the pledge drive suid
at every rural store or every ch'
or community center they are ti
of war bonds and stamps. Those
have not signed pledges for bond put'
James Wilson Sandy, 22, of Stone
wall Township^ was fatally injured
in an automobile collision near Bed.
Springs early Sunday morning. He
Laurinburg hospital. Cecil Reyiiblds
was riding with Sandy^ when the
wreck occurred but escaped with
slight injuries. The automobile
which collided with the Sandy car
was driven by Odell Stanley—^negro
who is in the Robeson county jail.
Several negroes were in the car but
none of them wer^ seriously injur
According to witnesses it was said
Sew names on America’s rol^of
bnored dead give new meaning ta
thfe memorial poppy this year, Mrs.
Paul Dezerne, Poppy Day chairman
of local American Legion Auisiliary
unit, pointed out as she worked rtf'
final arrangements for the distribu
tion of the little red flowers Satur
"Wearing a poppy is the individual
way ot,,bonoring the men who have
sacrifiTOd their lives in the nation’s
servicJl5* said Mrs. Dezerne. “Ever
since me first world war the poppy
has been worn in tribute to the men
who gave their lives In that .conflict.
Now new names are being inscribed
among America’s heroic dead.. ^e
poppy is for them, too; It is a sym-
bpl of our sorrow and pride. It" is a
pledge that we will always remember
them and serve on in the cause for
which they died.
“The poppy springs from the blood
and tears that are the price of vic
tory—the price of freedom in this
world, of conquest and oppression.
Again and again Americans have had
to pay this price to win and maintain
their existence as a free nation. When
we wear the poppy this year we will
be showing that we are not shrink
ing froiri paying that great price
once more in order that we may pass
on ta Americans to come the heri
tage of a free America.
As we honor those who gave’^their
lives, we should think, too, of those
who sacrifice health and strength,
and of the families left in need be
cause a father or son has served his
coimtry. They are still within the
reach of our help. Let us be gen
erous in our contributions for the
poppies. Every penny of the money
given goes to support the work of
the American Legion and the Aux
iliary are doing for the disabled and
dependent families of the first world
war and of the present conflict.
Seiectwe Service Board
Asks For Information
On Others Now Serv~
ing in Army, Navy,
Marines o r Nursing
their maturity values. The cbuntf^ ‘that Odell Stanley turned his car di
rectly into the path of* the Sandy
car in attempting to pass another
auto. Sandy attempted to drive his
car off the highway but the two cars
met nearly head-rti. Sandy was
thrown from the car which turned
over on him, crushing his body.
Sandy was well known over the
chases are asked to see the airraid jc^unty. For some time he had been
warden or group leader of their sec-* *^e driver of the NYA bus" which
tion immediately. The pledges are itransported youth workers from Hoke
being received in great numbers by [||nd Robeson counties to Fort Bragg.
the drive office and an estimate o;
the progress of the campaign is to be'
announced in the next issue of the
Hoke Oil Mill
The office building of the Hoke Oil
and Fertilizer company and Hoke
A. ibcGougan, H. L. Gatlin, Jr.,‘N Cppcrete works hp recenUy under-
H. G. Balfour.
Seven Cases Tried
In County Court
Cases heard in county court Tues-
•day were all concerned with minor.
:offenses. Ralph Edward Casey,
■charged with breaking road laws
and Murphy Thomas, indicted for
* drunken driving, drew nol pros or-
^ftders for lack of evidence. Thurman
'Chavis drew a suspended 60 - day
.solitence for careless and reckless
I driving. Others drew 30-day i^eh-
'tences -suspended upon payment of
• 'costs. They were: Rufus Warren
Harrell, careless and reckless driv
ing; Hezekiah McRae, viola
tion of prohibition laws; Nick Jones,
drunkeness, and Johnny Emanuel,
I drunkeness arid assault.
^9^’ Cards Obtained
Must Be Returned
The Hoke county gas rationing
'board wants those who obtained “X”
f > cards through error or who are not
quite sure they are entitled to one to
I see or meet with the bpaid and get
‘fM this straighl^ned out and thetdqr
” avoid a grave .fnd serious penalty.
gone extensive improvements and
has been much enlarged. These m^-
ern offices are in keeping with the
policy of this firm to have tilings ab
solutely up-to-date. They make a
fitting background for the office per
sonnel: J. B. Thomas, Lewis Up
church, Tpm Lester and Archie How
Building material used in the con
struction 'of the new part is that
made by the Hoke Concrete Works.
’Their beautiful tile in several colors,
cinder block painted and unpainted
are used so that a prospective pur
chaser can see just how it looks. A
large drafting room has also been
Sandy was employed with the W.
Cobb Construction company at
'e time of his death,
he funeral was held at 3 o’clock
day afternoon from Sandy Grove
Ithodist church, of which the de
ceased was a member. Services were
conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. E
Brown, assisted by Rev. Charlie Hes
ter. A choir sang, using several fav'
Sandy is survived by his father
and 'mother,' Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd A,
Sandy of Stonewall Township; two
sisters: Mrs. A. W. Pittman and Miss
Catherine Sandy; six brothers, Cool-
idge, Lewis, Leslie, Mack, Eldon, all
of Stonewall township, and Sgt,
Frank Sandy of Camp Gordon, Ga
Members of the Hoke county de
fense council attended the civilian
defense school which was conducted
Monday at Fayetteville under the di
rection of Albfect Coates, director of
the Institute of Ow.:’«rnment at Chapel
Those attending from this county
were: Dr. R. L. Murray, Tommy Up
church,' Harry Green, Lewis Up
church, W. R. Barrington, N. H. G.
Balfour, Clyde Upchurch, M. C. Dew,
Miss Mary Anne Currie, L. Starr Me
Millan, and H. L. Gatlin, Jr.
REV. A. L. THOMPSON
Rev. E. C. Crawford begins revival
at the Raeford Methodist church
Sunday morning. May 24th. Rev. A.
L. Thompson, of Ahoskie, will oome
in Monday and assist Mr. Crawford
throughout the meeting, closing Sun
day night. May 31st. Services every
evening at 8:^ o’clock. Beginning
Wednesday, t^ere will be a morning
service at iptOO o’clock. (
Rev. A. L. Thompson is me of the
strongest evangelistic ^.prpachers Of
North Carolina Confrt-ence. He is a
native of Moore county and has many
friends and relatives in both Hoke
and Moore coupties. The public is
cordially invited to come out and hear
Raeford’s soldier center is proving
quite popular. It was visited by a
number of soldiers the past week
A point in regard to this Center is
It is entirely local, all contributions'
came from home people. It has no
connection whatever with U. S. O.
(United Service Organization). Con
tributions to U. S, O. go everywhere
—that means to Hoke county boys in
foreign bases and home training
camps. So even though one has given
to the local center, he may also con
tribute to U. S. O. See Wilmer Mc
Dea^ Of Prominent
Scotland County Man
E. L. McNair, a former Scotland
county citizen and one of its largest
farmers and landowners died at his
JirtMet iitAtliuita lastweefc
Nair was a member of an old and
.prominent family of this section. He
is survived by his wife and two dau
ghters of Atlanta, and a number of
relatives in Scotland county. ^
NeUl McNeill, of Raeford, attoid-
ed the funeral in Atlanta. For years
he was associated with the McNairs
YDC Elects Officers
At the meeting of the Young Dem
ocratic club of Hoke county held Sat
urday in the court house at Raeford,
the following officers were elected:
President, Archie Watspn.
Vice-president, Clara Mae Gibson.
Secretary and treasurer, Peggy Mc-
There being no further business
the meeting adjourned.
Accepts Position With
U. S. Tobacco Co.
Burris Shankle left last week fot
Raleigh where he has accepted, a posi
tion with the United States Tobacco
company. He is to be stationed in
Persons wishing drivers permits
and examinations for driver’s licen
ses are notified that the examiner,
B. H. Hutchinson, will be at the court
house in Raeford on Satiirdays be
ginning this week, May 23rd. He
will be here from 9:30 a. m. until 1
p. m. each Saturday.
THE U. S. 0. DRIVE
Hoke County is asked for only ^0 as its quto to th^l^
fund, which is to be used in providing Jt'Se
diefs and Navy men in the trainmg camps and at the vario
Our selective service board bounces
are 310 men tWs county who are
of our armed services. This request of Ae US9 k for ap]^^
imately $2.25 per man from this county for ttieir
during the year. A very small sum for the wonderful help that
is being rendered to our men.
Whether or not you think this money should be s^nt here
in providing recreation for visitors from the camps ,
you consider that our Hoke men are far, fur from Radford Md
Hoke county an^ that the USO wUl spend many dollars ^r man
for their entertainment, this $700 is a very small anH»nt fOT ^
to contribute towards the entertainment of the ^n l^om noKe
who cannot enjoy the recreational opportunities here at home.
If you have not subscribed to the Hoke Couftty F^^do to
today. Mail or deliver your subscription to Wilmer Mclfo^d,
chairman USO Drive, Raeford. Th^m if you want to contribute
to the entertainment of soldiers vdio visijt Hoke County, call Mre.
Giles at Phone 3481 and make a similar contribution to the county
The News - Journ^
Wants Country News
The News-Journal_ goes to many
Hoke county boys in training camps
at home and to foreign hasps, hav
ing American post offices. Hom6
news is .what these boys want. So
items of news from all townships in
Hoke county will be gratefully re
ceived by the News-Journal. Please
put the name of locality at the top
The names of 310 Hoke county
men serving with the armed forces
of the United States have been of
ficially recorded by the local board
of the Selective Service System, it
was announced yesterday by Misa
Peggy McFayden, clet’k of the board.
This list quoded those who have
volunteered, thofee who entered the
services through, membership in the
local National Guard companies, and
those inducted since the draft start
ed operations. Miss McFayden
states that they are sure that this
list is incomplete, but includes all
of those whose records start at • the
board office or those on whom they
have received ‘home address reports'
from the units in which they are
Readers of the News-Journal are
asked to rea^ this list carefully, and
if any person from the county, not
listed, is with one of the services,
please write his name and address
and branch of service on a post card
and send it to the Hoke County Board,
Selective Service System, Raeford.
Those whose names and service are
recorded in the office of the Hoke
Akins, Robert Lavant, pvt, army.
Almond, Vance Delma, 1st Lt.,
Austin, James Hinton, quartermas
ter Id., navy.
Barrington, Ebb Wellington, cor
Barrington, Walter Raleij^, yeoman
2nd class, navy.
Bass, WiUiam Joseph, pfe, army.
Baxley, Rudolph, pvt. army.
- l^Mtfy Bwist^ jiEU
' B(%une,' william Jackson, sgt,
Blue, James Thomas, pvt, army.
.. Blue, Julian Hubert, capt., army.
Blue, Neill James, 1st It army.
Blue, William Elery, corporal, army
Blake, Marion James, pvt. Marines.
Boseman, McAdoo, pvt.. Marines.
Bradshaw, William Grover, sea
man 2nd class, navy.
Britt, Jennings, apprentice sea
man, Coast Guard. ^
Brown, James Carlyle, corp., army.
Buoyer, Earl Duncan, corp., army.
Bums, Grady Albert, pic., army.
Carter, Daq Smith, Jr:, A. S, navy.
CampbeU, Robert Lee, pvt, army.
Clark, Graham 'McPbail, corp.,
Clark, Luther Wilson, corp., army.
Cole, Alfred, 1st sgt., atmy.
Collier, Erwin G^ pfc., army.
Collins, James, pvt., army.
^onoly, Thomas Wilkins, corp.,
Cothran, Fletcher Pickier, corp.,
Cottingham, Tracy Thomas, Jr.,
Cox, Fred,M., pfc., army.
Cox, Neil Baxter, corp., army.
Crowley, Herman Wiibur, pvt,
Culler, James Cephas, pvt.. Marine,
Currie, Benjamin Frmiklin, Ensign,
Naval Air Cofps.
Currie, Janoes G., 1st Lt, army.
Culbreth, Malcolm Bruce, pvt,
Daniels, Robert, pvt, army.
The office of the News-Jowxtal
will close at 12:3t earti Sktnriay
aftenoon ihroaglioitt the summer
months. WUlo the other h—lnem
houses of Raefwrd dose on WoS-
nesdays, this is, pubikatlouL dmr tor
the paper and it is impossible to
close on that day.
Robert “Rex” Currie, Earl Yar
borough, and Herman “King” Cole
left Fayetteville Monday night on the
train for Baltimore, Md., urtiere they
have accepted positions woriung (be-,
lieve it or hot) with the Glerip. L.
Martin Company. This concern is
an aircraft factory. Earl is going
to do sheet metal work and Rex and
Herman are going to do body work.
(Continued on page three)
Leaves For Shipyards
Tom Clart: Sindair left Monday
ni^t for Migsissiimi where he will
work in one of the ship3rards. He
will stay with his uncle.
Dies Of Heart Attad^
Albert Scurlix^ young negro of
Dimdarrach, died while mx route to
Raeford Saturday after suBriring a
heart atta^ after drinking a bottle
AIR SAID ^
Owing to the fact that some of the
adjoining counties are not requiring
rationing cards tor pidc.-up trucks,
pidc-up owners are asked to return
their cards to local rationing board.