, June 12-Hok*? High School-8:30 R M.
The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME xxxvra. NO. 2.
BAEFORD, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNBf Uth. 1942
ILSS PER TBAB
Hail and Rain
In Two Sections
Severe hail damage to crops in
Little River township have been re
ported this week. •>v
Damage to crops in Quewhiffle and
Blue ^Springs occurred Saturday af
ternoon when the farms of Ryan
McBryde and J. M. Andrews suffer
ed heavOy, and those of Evan Wright,
Rowland Currie and D. P. Trout
man were hurt in places.
This section has suffered hail dam
age several times in the past several
years and it is believed that most of
the crops were covered by Insurance.
During the storm lightning struck
the stjick and feed 'barn of A. N.
Clark and it was reported that the
fire resulting destroyed the builc^ng
and its contents, including the live
stock and a large quantity of feed.
/A rain of cloudburst proportions
was reported to have fallen in Little
River township Monday afternoon.
The extent of the damage there was
reported to be heavy in low-lying
In paying tribute to the work of
hundreds of Hoke county spotters
doing the vital work in the air de
fense of the country. Major Oscar G.
Tigner, Wilmington, regional signal
officer of the aircraft warding ser
vice, points out that the operatioh of
an inception system' would not be
possible .without such observation
posts efficiently manned. Major Tig
ner said: “That young man up'there,
flying a thousand horse i|bWen^
ship, A cannon with. wings, .has a
tough job. ..JJe fiss
pull in hiumto^%anrlS
He has a whole fio(^^ jsf" Btfihhlils
guns, he has instrumctou and dials
“He sees ahead through pyralin
g^s, through a narrow opening no
iluSre than eight inches in height. It
much of a view as you travel
some six miles a. minute. If you are
lucky, you can see all of one min
ute’s traveling time ahead. Except
for that, he would be blind if it were
nit for the spotters who see for him
twenty-five and fifty and a hundred
,1 miles ahead. They are the eyes of
\ pursuit aviation—the eyes of the pilot.
They ma^e his work, his flying and
Hoke 4-H ICamp
The 4-H boys and girls from Hoke
iounty will go to Camp Millstone,
hear Hoffman, for the week of June
^2 to June 27, for their annual en-
'campment. They will be joined by
Ci’ub members from Moore, Mont
gomery and Scotland counties.
Fhe cost per person will be $5.00
fash or $3.00 plus a quota of food,
food list may be obtained at the
or home agent’s offices.
It will be necessary for club
Inembers who plan to go to camp
to register and pay a dollar by June
Since Millstone is a state 4-H
camp ► with a permanent staff of in
structors and cooks the regulation
of having visitors only on Thursday
afternoon must be followed.
Boys and girls Are urged to leave
jewelry or other valuables and dress
up clothes at home. Cover, sheets,
towels, bathing suits and camp cloth
es shouhi be carried.
It is hoped that as the boys and
girls go to camp they will carry with
them a spirit of helpfulness and
helpfulness and friendship. In doing
this they will receive inspiration and
training that will help them to be
bet^ individuals. True apprecia
tion of the camp by those using it
will be best expressed by the care
and preservation of the property.
A daily schedule including subject
matter instruction, sports, and play
has b«eT^ planned.
The Hoke county campers will
leave from the Raeford grammar
V school building on Monday, June 22,
"•gt J:30 p. m. Transportation will be
i . Home Agent.
Is Set At $50
Washington, June 8. — A $50-a-
month minimum pay scale for the
armed forces had the overwhelming
approval of Congress tonight and
only the completion of technical par
liamentary procedure remained to
make this and other increases effec
tive as of June 1st.
The Senate added its stamp of ap
proval in a 58 to 20 vote instructing
its mfembers of a joint conference
committee to accept House amend
ments to the military pay adjustment
bill which would give army buck pri
vates and navy apprentice seamen
In the same action, the Senate; vot
ed to raise the pay of fiarst class pri
vates and second class seamen to.
$54 and to make all of the increases
for ranks up to and including second
lieutenants retroactive to the first
of this mon.th.
This was accomplished by adopt
ing a motion of Senator La Follette,
Progressive of Wisconsin, to return
the pay bill to conference with in
structions to accept the amendments
previously written into the measure
by the House on a vote of 332 to 28
and later sustained by a second vote
of 332 to 31.
In effect, the Senate thus rej^ted
a compromise reached by the joint
conference committee, setting the
minimum pay at $46 and that of The
second lowest rank at $52. Previous
ly the Senate had voted to make the
pay $42 and $48 in the^ classes.
Senator Hill, Democrat of Ala
bama, said the conferees would meet
tomorrow to carry oifi; the S^iate’s
instructions and would reipbiT the
revised bill to the Senate when it
meets again Thursday. Senate action
then was expected to be followed by
House approval of the m^ure, send
ing it to President Roosevelt for his
Thetij^nate w^ted little time tod^
^ Jhe, Hou^apprpved-jjjii^
,.j .^ ^fter La ^Hette told his
colleagueil - that speec^ action was
Dr. Drake, of the Moore county
health department, presented the
program at the Kiwanis club last
Thursday. In a brief talk he told of
thework the health department there
is doing in connection with the state
health department in preventitive
medicine as it relates to young men
of draft age.
The department, he said, was
chiefly concerned with preventitive
medicine in this work, and it is pro
viding special educational movies as
an education feature. A film relat'
ing to the control of venereal diseases
^ was shown by Dr. Drake.’ This film
I'l^as made for distribution by the U.
S. Health departmeht by a Holly
wood concern. The part of the fea
tured doctor is played by a North
Carolinaian, Shepperd Strudwick of
Hilsboro, who has the stage name
of John Shepperd. Strudwich was a
member of the Carolina Playmakers
for several years and is an honor
graduate of the University.
The program was in charge of Dr.
John McLean, program chairman.
Raleigh, June 10.—Twenty scholar
ships worth $100 each are available
at State college to aid worthy and
needy farm youths of North Caro
lina to enter the college’s School of
Agriculture, Dr. Z. P. Metcalf, di
rector of instruction, announced to
The scholarships are provided by
Sears, Roebuck and company, which
began the annual practice in 1939.
In addition, the firm is providing a
$200 sophomore scholarship for the
freshman making the best record a-
mong the group which received help
during the last school year.
Dr. Metcalf will select the youths
to receive the scholarships for next
year, and application blanks may be
secured by writing to him. The firm
merely requires that the money
should go to needy youths “who have
made the most of their opportunities
in high school and on the farm.”
The rising sophomore recipient of
the $200 scholarship for next year
will be selected within a few days.
Dr. Metcalf said.
In setting up the scholarships sev
eral years ago, the firm announced:
“We feel that it is only natural that
business should cooperate in any way
possible in developing our most basic
of all industries in the South—^farm
ing. To do that seems to be to aid
in the development of a better farm
Thus far, the scholarships have as
sisted 60 farm boys t© enter State
College. Those desiring to apply for
the new series were urged by Dr.
Metcalf to write to him at once.
Eight suspended sentences were
given to defendants facing Judge W.
B. McQueen in county court Tuesday
in nine cases tried.
The case charging Junior Murchi
son with abandonm^it was dismisa^
ed on paym«it of costs when evi^
dence showed that Murchison and
wife had settled their difference. .4
Marion p. West paid costs fpf'
speeding. Sadi^ Skipper and
guff^ ol charges resuliing from an
affray. The case against N. P. Pum-
age, indicted for drunken driving was
nol pressed. John Dockery pleaded
guilty of the theft of a shot gun.
William Chalmers and Sarah Living
ston and John D. Ray were found
guilty of violations of the prohibi
The fifth registration for seiec-
tive service will be held on June
30th at which time all men bmn
on or after January 1, 1922, and on
or before June 30, 1924, are re
quired to register.
The hours for registration are
from 7 a. m. until 9 p. m. In Hoke
county the only place for registra
tion will be the court house, ac
cording to T. B. Lester, chairman
of the board.
The Hoke County Civilian Piotec-
tion and Patriotic Rally is expected
to draw a large crowd to the Hoke
High School- auditorium tomorrow
(Friday) night, June 12, according
to H. L. Gatlin, Jr., county director
of civilian prptection.
Every section of the county will
be well represented, according to re
ports reaching county headquarters,
and large delegations will be in at
tendance from most of them, it was
June H. Rose, assistant director
of Civilian Protection for North
Carolina, will be the speaker. Mr.
Rose is the superintendent of schools
of Pitt county. He is devoting this
summer to this work. He is one of
the * state’s most able and fluent
speakers and Mr. Gatlin states that
he will have a message that will be
of vital interest to every citizen of
Special moving pictures depict
ing various activities pf the work
ers ^ civilian defense programs
will be shown, and discussions will
be helfi on the program as it relates
to tl^ needs of the county, and a
county-wide plan will be adopted
at: the meeting.
"_;!Music for the event will be pro
vided by the school band under the
direction of Mrs. Bruce January.
€. C. Bethime,
Colin Cleveland Bethupe, promi
nent Aberdeen citizen, (Ked at his
hom4e^in Monday, morning
at 10 o’clock, having suffered
a stroke last Friday night, from
which he never regained conscious
My. Bethune was born in Rich
mond county on July 31, 1888. He
was the son of the late Dr. Colin and
Kate Blue Bethune. In 1909 he
was married to Miss Mabel Johnson
Funeral services were conducted
from the home by Mr. Bethune’s
pastor. Rev. Barber. Interment was
in the family plot in old Bethesda
Cemetery. He had a large family
connection and many relatives and
friends attended the funeral, among
whom was A. K. Currie.
He is survived by his wife; two
sons, Colin Bethune, USN fleet sound
school. Key West, Fla., and William
E. Bethune, USN, Norfolk, Va.; two
daughters. Miss Mable Bethune, Bim-
lington, and Miss Mary Ella' Be
thune, of the home; two sisters, Mrs.
Ella Juat and Miss Bessie Bethune,
of Aberdeen; and one brother, E. J.
Bethune, of Hamlet.
Rufus Clark Loses
Bam By Lightning
iXhe barn on Mrs. Alitie McRae’s
fjtm six miles west of town, was
stAck by lightning during the storm
■^ijitturday afternoon. The farm is
^w operated by Rufus Clark, and
he lost all his grain and forage, his
work stock, a mule, a mare and colt.
There was no insurance.
Marion Gatlin Now
Marion Gatlin has purchased the
interest of his father, H. L. Gatlin,
in the Raeford Furniture company, it
was announced yesterday by H. L.
Gatlin, Jr., manager of the firm.
Mr. Gatlin has been for the past
seven years a teacher and assistant
principal of the Shallotte school, one
of the largest consolidated schools in
the state. He will be floor manager
of the concern in charge of sales,
while the general mapagement of the
business will continue under the sup
ervision of his brother, H. L. Gatlin,
Jr. , .
The concern was organized in 1930
occupying the building which had
been used by the Fieeman Furniture
Company until it closed their local
store. They handle a generaMine of
Future Farmers Boys
Will Go To White Lake
The Future Farmers of America
Chapter of Hoke High will leave for
a week’s stay at White Lake under
the direction of J. W. Dowd chapter
adviser on Monday, June 15th.
The boys have won the trophy for
the most outstanding chapter at camp
for the past two years. All boys ex
pecting to go this year are asked to
be at the High School building at 1
Capt. John McPhaul
Here On Leave
Capt. John McPhaul, assigned to
an anti-aircraft outfit at Camp Davis,
is visiting relatives in the county
while on sick-leave from duties.
Capt. McPhaul has been undergoing
treatment in a Charleston, S. C., hos
pital for some time.
He expects to be returned to duty
within a few days.
Get Apartment Here
Lt. and Mrs. Herman Haiedicke
have taken an apartment at Mrs. G.
W. Brown’s. 'The Haedicke’s are
household furnishings, including elec
tric appliance and joil heating depart
ments and a radiq sales and service
The staff of the company, in addi
tion to the owners, is composed of
the following: J. Dewey Howell, sales
man; W. H. “The Reverend” Ivey,
outside salesman and collector, David
A. Smith, radio service, and Miss
Martha “Tiny” Loo^r, office assis
Washington, June 9.—^The factor
ies and farms of the United States
and the United Kingdom were pool
ed today in such a manner that their
operations may be directed toward
winning the war as if the two coun
tries were one.
This was accomplished by the es
tablishment of ^o joint boards, an
nounced simultaneously by Presi
dent Roosevelt and Prime Minister
Churchill in Washington and Lon
don. Ofce is a “Combined Production
and Resources Board” and the other
a “Combined Food Board.”
Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the
War Production board, an'd Oliver
Lyttelton, British production minis
ter now on a mission here, comprise
the Production and Resources Board.
Secretary of Agriculture Wickard
and R. H. Brand, head of the British
food mission here, compose the oth
The Production and Resources
Board is to combine the production
programs of the nations “into a
single integrated program, adjusted
to the strategic requirements of the
war, as indicated to the board by the
combined chiefs of staff, and to all
relevant production factors,” Presi
dent Roosevelt told Nelson in a mem
orandum. The board is to take ac
count of the need for maximum pro
duction, “the need to reduce de
mands bn shipping to a minimum,
and the esential needs of the civ
ilian populations.” It also is to ad
just the “combined production pro
gram to meet changing military re-
Home fruit canning this year must
help save the nation’s fruit crop.
Food is a weapon of war. Every jar
of home canned fruit leaves a can of
commercially packed fruit for our
armed forces. Sugar supplies must
be used carefully. Submarine war
fare and the need for ships to carry
war materials mean that imports of
sugar will be below normal. Every
boatload of sugar that is shipped in
endangers the lives of American sea
men. Therefore, in applying for
sugar for canning one should ask
only for as much as is really needed.
How much sugar will you get for
canning? You may get one pound of
sugar for every 4 quarts of finished
fruit you are putting up. You may
can as much fruit as your ^ family
needs. And you may have an addi
tional pound of sugar for each per
son in your family to make a small
supply of jams, jellies and fruit but
How do yon get your sugar for
canning? You may apply at the ra
tioning board office in Raeford for a
certificate for sugar lor home can
ning or you may go to the community
building in your local community
where home demonstration club
members, serving as deputy boards,
will issue you a certificate. With
this certificate you may buy sugar
at any store.
Be prepared to answer these three
questions when you go to your ra
1— How many quarts of fruit did
you can last year?
2— How many quarts of fruit do
you plan to can this year?
3— How many quarts of last year’s
fruit do you still have in your pantry?
Keep a record of the fruit you put
up with your rationed sugar. A
person making a false report will
be subject to penalties prescribed
for violation of the r£(tionijr^ ref
Tuesday, June 16th, from 9 a. m.
to 6 p. m. has been set for rationing
sugar for canning in the following
Raeford, grammar school; Raedeen,
Cliff Conoly’s station; Antioch, com
munity building; Allendale, commun
ity building; Blue Springs, Bethel
school house; Ashley Heights, com
munity building; Montrose, commun
ity building; Pine Forest, community
building; Little' River, community
building; Wayside, community build
ing; Rockfish, Rockfish school; Mil-
douson, Mildouson school.
This will be the only registration
for thirty days and sugar rationed
at this time must be used within the
If you have an excess amount of
sugar on hand and ware not issued
War Ration Books at the time of the
sugar rationing registration you may
still make application for sugar un
der the home canning regulation.
Bring your war ration books to the
office of community building when
you come to apply for your certificate.
The following women are being
asked by the rationing board to
serve on the “Deputy Board” in their
Raedeen— Miss Irene Downer,
Mrs. Cliff Conoly, Mrs. A. T. Ash-
burn and Mrs. B. H. Dawson.
Antioch—Miss Margaret McPhaul,
Mrs. Murphy McLauchlin, Miss Jean
Hodgin, and Mrs. Knox Watson.
Allendale—Mrs. J. A. Roper, Miss
Bonnie McLauchlin, Mrs. Will Has
ty and Mrs. J. S. Currie.
Blue Springs—^Mrs. Lucy Smith,
Mrs. M. D. Gentry, Mrs. Wilmer Mc
Bryde and Miss Martha Walters.
Ashley Heights—Mrs. Neill F. Sin
clair, Mrs. Ralph Cothran, Mrs. Ed
win Pickier and Mrs. M. C. Almond.
Montrose—Miss Addie McFadyen,
Mrs. Tommie Sinclair, Mrs. Fred
Riley and Mrs. Duke Marshall.
Pine Forest—Mrs. Mary Helton,
Mrs. Anna Blue, Mrs. J. F. Jordan,
Mrs. Roger Dixon.
Little River—Mrs. J. W- Smith,
Mrs. S. F. Garcia, Mrs. D. M. Cam
eron, Mrs. Alex McFadyen.
Wayside—Mrs. MarshaU Newton,
Mrs. D. K. Parker, Miss Christine
Parker, Mrs. A. A. Harris.
Rockfish—Mrs. R. B. Shockley,
Mrs. M. S. Gibson, Mrs. Percy Eng
lish, Mrs. A. W. Wood.
Mildouson — Mrs. Jerfm McPhaul,
Mrs. Frank McGregor, Mrs. Jesse
Gibson, Mrs. Ruth Bristow.
Raeford—Mrs. Crawford Thomas,
Mrs. N. A. McDonald, Jr., Miss Axis
Shankle, Mrs. Margie C. Townsend,
Miss Mary Helen Gatlin, Mrs. C. E.
The H^e Coimty Rationing Board
will be very grateful to those ladies
who are giving their time and ser
vice to this work. Rationing in the
local communities will cut down on
time and travel for all concerned.
Homemakers in the county are
urged to contact their nei^bNrs and
notify them, of the rationing date
For Hoke On
Saturday Jane 27di
There w'ill be a second primary
for Hoke county on June 27th. to
determine who shall represent Hoke
county in the General Assembly to
.meet in the capitol at Raleigh in 19431-’
and at a later session of the General
Assembly, if the Governor of North
Carolina deems it necessary to call
a special session of the General As
E. C. Crawford and Dr. G. W.
Brown are the two candidates who
will run off this primary to be held
on Saturday the 27th day of June,
and the one who receives the high
est vote will be declared the demo
cratic candidate for a seat in the
House of Representatives from this
Mr. Crawford received 638 votes
in the first primary and Dr. Brown
received 622 votes. Dr, Brown hav
ing asked for a second primary in
view of the fact that Mr. Crawford
did not receive a majority of all
the votes cast in the first primary
and only 16 votes less than Mr.
Crawford, is entitled to a run-off to
determine who is the choice of a
majority of the voters of this county.
David H. Hodgin was nominated
over his opponent W. R. Barrington,
and will continue to be sheriff. The
old board of County Commissioners
were nominated; hence no name will
appear on the ballot for that office.
Clerk of Court Edgar Hall has not
asked for a second primary in his
race for the office of clerk of the
superior court. John Cameron receiv
ed the highest vote in that four cor
nered race for that office, and will
be certified by the board of elections
as the democratic candidate for the
office of the clerk of the superior
court in the November electira.
There being, no opposition by the
Republican' party in this county to
any office, it is conceded that Mr.
Cameron’s election is a foregone con
E. C. Crawford is pastor of the
Raeford Methodist church and Park
er’s chapel in this county. He is
running on a dry ticket and has made
that his chief issue in his campaign
for the office. He has been a resident
of this county for nearly three years,
and in that time has made many
friends by his friendly manner and
great interest in local, state and na-
tioDcil affairs—as well as his church
activities. He came from Rich
Square, Northampton county, to
Raeford in 1939.
Dr. G. W. Brown is mayor of Rae
ford and has been a practicing phy
sician in this county for nearly 40
years and has been identified with
the best interests of Raeford and
Hoke county during that time. He
has visited in the homes of most cit
izens of this county in a professional
way and is known by everybody.
While he has not espoused the dry
cause in any written article to the
newspaper or any written platform,
he is not considered a wet candidate.
He is a member of the Raeford Pres
byterian church and other civic or
ganizations in the county.
It is hoped that all the voters will
turn out Saturday, the 27th day of
June, and cast their vote for their
choice of the two men. The diemo-
cratic way is to vote your convic
tions and let everybody abide the
result. A majority rules in any
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