The Hoke Cotmlsr Journal
THURSDAY, JUNE 4tli, 1942.
Dr. Georg€ W. Brov/n. second man
in the race ^or the county seat in
the ho|ise of representatives, is ex
pected to request a second primary
to decide who will occupy the place,
it was intimated here late yesterday
afternoon by a news source generally
accurate in things political.
Brown trailed the Rev. E. C. Craw
ford in a three-man race for the post
by but 16 votes. Crawford polled
638 votes. Brown 622, and G. B. Row
land was third man with 515.
While the second man has until
Monday to request a run-off for the
place it was expected that Dr. Brown
would file his request with the Board
lof Elections by the end of this week.
In the only odrer race where the
candidate did not get a majority of
the votesi the quest of the office of
the clerk of superior court, it was
doubtful whether Edgar Hall, in
cumbent, who was second to J. B.
Cameron, would enter a second pri
In the primary Saturday D. H.
Hodgin, incumbent, was returned to
the office of sheriff following a hot
•campaign which started early in the
y^ear. W. R. Barrington, county rural
police officer, Hodgin’s opponent poll
ed 735 votes to trail the leader by
For the US Senate Josiah W. Bailey
led Richard Fountain nearly three to
one, while in the Republican primary
lor that nomination only 12 votes
were cast with Klutz getting 5 and
I The former board of commission-
lers was returned to office intact, with
Ithe single contesting candidate, Wm.
tetanley Crawley, polling 645 votes
fwhile the five candidates elected poll-
from 1,260 to 1,393. Hector Mc-
eill, one of these five, led the bal
loting* by receiving 1393 to lead N.
||1. Balfour, second,highest,''by 30
Cle^ of Uoiprt
In a four-nigp, yape for the office
of the clerk of me Superior Court;
John B^ Cameron was hi^ man with
a vote of 794 to lead Edgar Hall, in
cumbent, by 216 votes. N. B. Blue
with 313 and Roland Covington with
b^fOrere the other candidates in this
*’N. McNair Smith won out for soli
citor ,of the Recorder’s Court over
Lt, Graham Dickson, llQl to 571.
Hoke Boy Wins
Raeford Private Awarded Sol
dier’s Medal for Heroism In
Washington, May 27.—The Soldier’s
medal was today awarded to Private
First Class William J. Bethune of
Raeford, ]^. C., for heroism displayed
while participating in maneuvers in
San Juan harbor, Puerto Rico‘S Oc
tober 5, 1941.
In making the award the War De
partment said that Private Bethime
and two other enlisted men were
members of a raiding party operating
from two civilian auxiliary boats.
An “enemy” P-52 observation plane
suddenly attacked the boats. In at
tempting to puU out of the third
dive the wing of the plane struck
the water causing the^plane to crash
and slide immediately. '
Private Beffiime, without regard for
his personal safety, lOiowing the dan
ger involved, repeatedly dove into
the shark and barracuda infested
waters for two hours in an attempt
to recover the foodies of the aviators.
Private Bethune is a native of Rae
ford and Hoke county,, being a son
of Mrs. Eva Bethime and the
late Will Bethune of this coun
ty. Private Bethune-had volunteer
ed for foreign service with the army
before the entry of the United Stat^
into the war, and has been serving
with a unit of engineers in the Carri-
bean area for some time. Since being
decorated for- heroism in action
“Jack” has been made a non-commis
sioned officer with the rank of a ser
OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS OF
PRIMARY MAY 30th
Woman Bound To
Kiwanis Club ..
Several Hoke county problems
were discussed by speakers at the
meeting of the Kiwanis club last
Thursday, on a program presented by
iSewis Upchurch. ,
t'-J. B. Tbomas reported on corre
spondence he had received frorn con-
.jpressional representatives concerning
ttte possibility of Raeford being in-
>cR.ided within a defense area for the
nXrpose of securing housing construc
tion for home for army families and
[pfense workers. Upon inspection by a
tresentative of'the Federal Housing
iuthority, Mr. Thomas stated, it had
Ibeen decided that Raeford was too
lar from Fort Bragg, Southern Pines
■or the new air field between Wagram
;and Maxton to be included in a mili
tary area and that funds for such
construction could not bfe approp
riated unless a number bf require
ments, not available here, were met.
A questionaire concerning civilian
protection was read by Tommie Up
church in which various features of
the program are brought up. 'This
questionaire is to be presented to
those attending the county-wide pa-
'triotic civilian protection rally
which is to be staged at the Hoke
.county high school on the evening of
Jime 12th, when citizens of the coun-
'ty will be asked to express their
. opifiions of the type of protection set
up which they want for the county.
, Flora Himter, colored woman,
waived preliminary hearing on
charges of assault with deadly wea-
p6h “Vvilh iniettt to kill, and was
bound over, tft'Blipenor-Court imder
$200 bond by iudge W. B._ McQueen
in county bourt Tuesday.
The Hunter woman admitted at
tacking Lewis Hunter and stabbing
him several times in the lungs, shoul
ders, and arms Saturday a week ago.
Lewis Hunter is considered out of
danger by physicians. The woiman
was also charg^ with drunkeness and
this case was also transferred to the
Graham Priest, charged with
abandonment, was ordered to pay the
court costs and to pay Willie Davis
$5 per month until $75 had been paid
Edd Taylor was found guilty of
disposing of mortgaged property and
charged with the costs, in the only
other case heard by Judge McQueen.
Landis On Town
U. S. SENATOR
Josiah W. Bailey
59 167 113
R. T. Fountain
W. O. Burgin
63 162 100
G. Y. Newton
. 52 115
Stoner W. Klutz
. 0 2
Sam J. Morris
. 2 0
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
E. C. Crawford-.-
24 44 -48
Dfi G. W, Brown
. 51 132
G. B. Rowland
. 97 145
N. MNair Smith
G. G. Dickson
. 90 168
CLERK OF COURT
J. B. Cameron
N. B. Blue
.. 49 69
Wm. S. Crawley ..
N. H. G. Balfour..
74 124 105
70 178 120
W. L. Gibson
70 182 119
E. R. Pickier
68 144 105
61 15(7 100
68 133 no
68 170 129
A. K. Stevens
62 164 118
D. H. Ho«lgin
W. R. Barrington. ..
.. 90 158
Quota Is Far
Purchases totaling $19,816.16, or
nearly 250 per cent of quota, were
reported yesterday by J. Lawrence
McNeill, county chairman of the War
Bond and Stamp Sales for Hoke
county. Mr. McNeill stated that the
sale had far exceeded the expecta
tions of the members of his com
mittee and that this expression of
cooperation an(L-mtriotisDi waa Inp
deed gratifying, j
The quota for the county for the
month of June was received several
days ago from Charles H. Robertson,
state bond sales administrator who
requests that the county buy at least
$12,600 worth of bonds and stamps
Mr. McNeill states that he feels
sure that the county will oversub
scribe its quota during June even as
it had during May. There were no
large purchases, he said during the
month and every section of the coun
ty is represented in the list of pur
chasers of last month.
For June l2lli
Board Gives Names
Of lV|e]n UiUocated
The names of seven men who the
local board of the Selective Service
S^tem has been unable to locate
iJire announced yesterday. These
men evidently have changed their
esses since registering during the
“What I Can Do-to Help Win the
War,” will be discussed over the air
tonight by Director James M. Landis
and Leon Henderson on the Town
Meeting of the Air from Wheeling,
West Virginia, according to an an
nouncement by George V. Denny, the
North Carolinian, who manages the
ToAvn Hall programs. The broad
cast will be over the Blue Network
June 4th at 9 p. m. WAVS of Char
lotte and the stations at High Point,
Kinston, Rodey Mount and Wilming
ton will carry the program.
Members of all civilian defense
groups are urged to hear the pro
gram as it will provide a pattern for
discussion of local civilian protection
D. M. Davis Buys
Home In Raeford
D. M. Davis, owner of the Variety
store, who moved to Raeford early
in the year has bought the house from
Julian Wright now oceppied by the
Pooveys and Malcolm McPhaul. Mr.
iJavis and family are now living in
Younger Snead’s apartment but will
move to their newly purchased home
in about ten days.
The McPhauls will continue to oc
cupy their same apartment for the
June H. Rose Will Be Speaker
At County'Wide Event Set For
Hoke High School Next Friday
Representative groups from every
section of Hoke county are expected
to gather here at 8:30 on Friday ev
ening, June 12th, to participate in a
big county-wide patriotic and civilian
protection rally at which Hon. June
H. Rose, assistant director of the
State Council for Civilian Protection
will be the principal speaker.
A special program’ of movies will
be shown in which the methods of
fighting inciendiary bombs, and gas
attacks, and management of evacua
tions and other civilian duties during
the war will be shown.
There will be a forum discussion of
civilian protection in which everyone
will be given an opportunity to sug
gest ideas concerning the activities
an^ organization of the work in the
Music will be provided by the high
t^d registration, and when ques
tionaires were mailed to them they
were returned to the local board un
^ The names of these men, uness
preached by the board within a few
;days will have to be turned over to
*Lgfthe for investigation. If any
* reader knows of their‘whereabouts,
please notify them to report to the
board at Raeford immediately.
Their names and last known ad
Henry Thomas McMillan, route 6,
cfo Berly McMillan, Fayetteville.
John L. Locklear, route 2, Red
Frank Leach, route 2, Shannon.
Milton Smith, cfo 'Theo Berg, Aber'
Leo Terry, cfo Major Evans, Rae
Barrett E. Turner, route 1, Re(
Lester McBryde, i[oute 6, Fayeite-
On Way Home
Archie McFadyen, son of Dr. A.
A. McFadyen, will start home
from Shanghai late this month, ac
cording to reports received here by
his parents. Young McFadyen was
code man in the United States con
sulate in Shanghai at the outbreak
of hostilities between the United
States and Japan last December, and
has since been in the “protective cus
tody” of the Japanese.
According to international agree
ment American and Japanese dip
lomats and consular officials will be
exchanged this summer, and the boat
carrying the American nationals will
sail from Shanghai late this month.
The exchange will be effected on
the East Coast of Africa, it is plan
Another of Dr. McFadyen’s sons,
John, who was on an American
freight vessel, has not been heard
from since his vessel went down in
April, and it is not known whether
he was one of the survivors.
To ^ Held Friday
An orthopedic dlnic will be held
in the basement of the agriculhire
building in Lumberton on Friday,
June 5th, between nine and twelve
o’clock, and is free to all indlgen:
children under twoity-one yMB o:!
Soldier’s Center Is .
Growing In Popularity
Last'week many soldiers and town
people visited the Soldier’s Center.
Local people continued to contribute
things that add to its popularity and
beauty. Among the flowers brought
in was a beautiful arrangement by
P. B. Sexton, a veteran lover and
grower of flowers.
Pecans, cigarettes, magazines and
flowers were also contributed by F.
B. Sexton, Miss Spec Blue, Miss Aris
Shankle, Mrs. Herbert McKeithan,
Mrs. Jennie Weaver, Currie McLauch-
lin, Mack Lester and Mr. Harvey.
Mrs. Paul Dezerne set out plants
around the center for future bloom.
Twelve Jate records froih the Cham_
inade club were very welcome.
Many new magazines are in the
racks at the Center and soldiers as
well as town people are asked to make
out of this a magazine exchange.
Leave a'new magazine and take home
a new magazine.
Soldiers and local people are urged
to use this center for get-to-gether
affairs; two or three tables of bridge
—other card games, or afternoon tea.
Facilities are available for preparing
and serving light refreshments. Mrs.
J: W. C.urrie is hostess and she will
be glad to make arrangements for
small parties. Raeford h is every rea-.
son to be proud of this attractive,
well equipped place.
Strike Again In
The Essen Area
London, June 3.—Strong British
air squadrons blasted again at the
munitions center of Essen last night,
mopping up areas which escaped de
struction in the 1,036-plane raid Mon
day night, and striking at other ob
jectives in Ruhr Valley, authorities
While it was emphasized that the
RAF struck in force, an authoritative
statement said “the scale of opera
tions was not comparable with that
of the previous night.”
“A, good deal of smoke and ground
haze made observation difficult, but
the weather was good and the re
sults are believed to be satisfactory,”
the statement said.
With daylight, the British round-
the-clock air assault continued^^nd-
RAF fighters and bombers swarmed
across the Dover Strait toward Ger
man-occupied territory. ,
The air ministry news service said
night fighters and bombers, which
have run interference for the new-
scale British night forays, again took
up the offensive last night with raids
on air bases, factories, railway lines,
and army units from Holland to
The ministry’s communique said
that besides “large fires” left burn
ing in Essen, German docks were
bombed at Dieppe and mines were
laid in enemy waters.
Sugar May Be
^iplied For Now
Applications for sugar for home
canning and preserving may be made
now to the local rationing board.
The amount of sugar is not to exceed
one pound per four quarts of finished
canned fruit and one pound per an
num per person for use in prepar
ing preserves, jams, jellies, or fruit
butters; provided, however, that in
no event shall a family unit be per
mitted more sugar than is necessary
to can the quantity of fruit which
the Board deems to be reasonable,
giving due consideration to the period
within which the fruit will be con
The applicant shall state (1) the
serial numbers of their War Ration
Books; (2) the number of quarts of ^
fruit canned in the preceding calen
dar year; (3) the number of quarts
of fruit then in possession of family
unit applying; (4) number of quarts
of fruit to be canned during the per
iod for which application is being
made; (5) whether sugar is to be
used for preserving; and (6) excess
sugar supply at the time of registra
’Rationing Board Meets m Monday’
The local Rationing Board meets
every Monday and Thursday after
noon at 3 o’clock in the local ration
ing office in the Hoke county office
RYAN McBRYDE, Chairman
F. B. SEXTON, Member.
' J. B. THOMAS, Member.
Report Of Local
Permits issued for week of Jime
1st • for purchase of new tires and
tubes, and retreading or recapping
T. C. Sinclair, 1 retread for pas
senger car; 1 tube for pasenger car.
D. S. Currie, Sr., 1 tube for pas
Mrs. A. D. McGLrt, 1 tube for pas
Manly Norton, 1 retread for pas
F. F. McPhaul, 2 retreads for truck.
G. C. Lytle, 1 retread for truck.
J. A. Webb, 1 tube for possenger
M. E. Walters, 1 tire for tractor, 1
tube for truck.
W. M. Brock, 1 obsolete.
Mrs. C. H. Giles, 1 retread for
M. L. Holland. 2 obsolete tires.
Dr. H. H. McFadyen
Visits In Raeford
Dr. Hugh Howard McFadyen, son
of Dr. and Mrs. A. A. McFadyen,
has been visiting relatives in Raeford
for the past week. Howard has just
graduate from Johns Hopkins uni
versity medical school, in Baltimore.
He plans to continue his medical
career by interning in University
hospital at Ann Aibor, Michigan, be
ginning in July.
Leveler, Says Jurist
Fort Bragg, May 30.—Army life is
a great leveler, as more than one
newly inducted soldier has learned.
Sidney Stem, Jr., of Greensboro,
formerly sent many a cigarette-snip
ing bum to the roads while judge
pro-tern of municipal-county court
in his home town. DeWitt Carroll,
as reporter for a local daily paper,
once recorded their fate in print.
Both of them recently dotined the
blue djenim fatigue suits of army men
and went out, under the watchfuieye
of a corporal, to pidc up cigarette
butts and bits of paper around their
barracks. ’Their conversation turn-
Stronghold In Libya
Cairo, June 3.—The British said to
day their desert forces had circled
30 miles to the rear of Marshal Er
win Rommel’s African corps and seiz
ed one of the main strongholds
guarding its vital line of supply, but
acknowledged that the shrewd Nazi
commander had won control of a
nine-mile _wide shortcut through the
British main front.
A sandstorm which screened the
Libyan battle zone in a brown haze
apparently masked the consolidat
ing move in which Rommel pulled his
forces together in the nine-mile area
between gaps previously opened
through the British minefield along
the Ain El Gazala-Bir Hacheim line.
Reports from the battlefront said
there wa^ no sign of a let-up in the
terrific pace of fighting. These ac
counts said two Axis forces which
bored their way to a junction in the
gap in the British line some 12 miles
north of Bir Hacheim were engaging
the British to the nJJrth and south.
By this move Rommel opened a
direct connection with his supply
lanes to the west.
There was no immediate indica
tion whether he hoped to muster
sufficient power for a new blow ac-
cross the wreckage strewn sand flats
toward Tobruk or would continue his
However, the new-won British po
sition astride his supply line cut deep
into his chances of replacing lost or
The captured strong point was Ro
tunda Segnali, a long-established Ax
is supply base, and the penetration
indicated that the British had shijft-
ed to the offensive, swinging for a
knockout against the battered Axis
forces iis the wildest of all the see
saw battles of Libya stretched into
its second week.
Meeting Monday the board of com
missioners of Hoke county voted to
abolish the office of rural police of
the county. It was voted that the
present officer, W. R. Barrington, be
continued in the office until July
1st when the office would cease to
exist. It was also voted that since
Officer Barrington was due a va-.
cation period for his past term of
service, that he be granted the month
of June as a vacation and that his
pay continue throughout the vaca
The commissioners held that the
office was unnecessary to the public
welfare of the county.
ed to the bleary-eyed bums «iiQ,hsd
stood before Judge j^m in eouxt.
"Goah,” said Privaite Stem,, ’*if
those fellows could see us nowl”
Pooveys To Move
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Poovey have
rented Mrs. T. D. Hatcher’s home on
Prospect Avenue. The interior of ffie
house is being renovated and ttwi
Pooveys expect to move the last oti
Mrs. Bruce January wants to meet
all of the members of the school band
on Wednesday the 10th of June, at flie
high school buiding at five o’clot^ p.
m. This is a very important meeting
because the purpose is to practice and
plan for the band’s part in the meet
ing on June 12th at the high sdtooL
building. All members coine if pos
Mrs. Edgar Hall
Very III In A -
Mrs. Edgar Hall was takm to
Highsmith hospital Monday wbar*
in being treated for an infiecl^
hand. She is in a critical conditiott.
AIR RAID WARNINGS FOR