The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME xxxvni. NO. 5.
BAEFORD, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 2nd, 1942.
Lannrence McNeill Tells Kiwan-
ians That Hoke Is Below Quota
Ou'War Bond Purchases.
On a strictly local program given
at the Kiwanis club Thursday under
"the direction of Benton Thomas, war
bonds, the state budget commission,
draft legislation and gas rationing
Ryan McBryde, member of the
State Budget Commission reported
on a recent trip of two weeks during
which he, accompanied other mem
bers of the commission on visits to a
number of the state-operated insti
tutions, including a number of the
schools and hospitals of the state.
Mr. McBryde reirorted that the di
rector of the State Hospital at Mor-
gantoH,**which has been under fire
at special investigations during the
past several months, had admitted
that many of the deplorable condi-
Hions did exist at the institution. The
reason for much of this was that
ithe institution had such a low scajp
of wages that it was unable to em
ploy competent help. Mr. McBryde
reported that the hospital had a 400
per cent turnover in employees each
year, and that its 2,650 patients were
cared for by only 4 doctors and 6
trained nurses, and a varying number
of young attendants, many of them
Special praise was given the N. C.
College for Negroes at Durham and
Ahe negro normal school at Winston-
.•Salem. The Orthopedic Hospital at
'Gastonia was also considered one
of the outstanding institutions which
ihe commission visited. '
Bmd Sales Lagging
Lawrence McNeill, chairman of the
Hoke county committee on War Bond
sales reported that the county’s pur
chases of War Bonds and Stamps were
falling about 40 per cent under the
$12,500 quota for June, and that it
was ;^pparent that the enthusiasm
shown during May had subsided
somewhat. He called attention that
the people-Txf the TSauiie^ hdd been
pledged to purchase $77,000. during
the year. This amount, he said,
would be only about half of the year’s-
■quota, if the present average of about
\$^,000 per month were assigned to
flne county. He appealed to the peo
ple to keep up with their quotas
while the sales were still on a vol
T. B. Lester, chairman of the Hoke
'' Elective service board reported that
^ -there were now 361 men from the
^ county on active duty with the var
ious armed services of our Nation.
Details of the new gas rationing
program were discussed by Neill A
McDonald and Benton Thomas. Reg
istration for the new ration books
IS to take place July 9th, 10th, and
11th at the several schools of the
county, and the new rationing books
are to be put into effect on July 22nd
it was said. The type of books and
their gasoline values are contairied in
mother story released this week by
the local rationing boards.
Chairman Neill A. McDonald
Asks For 20,000 Pounds More
To Put Hoke Over Top.
While asking for 20,000 pounds
more scrap rubber from the people
of Hoke county on or before midnight
July 10th, the county scrap rubber
committee was well pleased with the
progress of the collection drive up
to the 1st of July, according to Neill
A. McDonald, chairman of the com
Mr. McDonald reported that well
over 40,000 pounds had been col
lected through the filling stations and
other agencies of the county to give
Hoke an average of over 2 pounds
per person. He urged that the peo
ple scrape up every bit of scrap rub
ber during the next ten days to bring
the total here to at least 60,000 lbs.
“Just because a persons has just a
few old jar rubbers or only one old
hotwater bottle, they shouldn’t think
that so few ounces won’t help . . . .
they will help,’’ he declared, “and
they are badly needed and will be
Welcomed at any of the collection
The average pounds per capita for
North Caroina, collected through
June 25th was 1.17 pounds while
the average per capita poundage for
Hoke county amounted to 2.35. In
Vermont the average was 5.01 per
person; in Nevada 15.59; in Florida
For War Work
lation Days Set By
'Qke County Board
, ^he Hoke county ration board has
^t certain days on which applica
tions may be»made for cards or pur
Beginning next week, July 6th, ap-
plicotions for sugar ration cards and
for sugar-for-canning purposes may
be made only on Tuesdays and Wed
nesdays. Tire applications must be
made on Mondays; and gasoline ap-
■phcations musj be made on Thursdays
The 'boardlinnounced that the sug
ar stamp no. 3 would be valid be
tween June 28th and July 25th, and
that stamp 6 would be valid between
July 26th and August 22nd. Each
stamp is good for two pounds under
a new ruling, but it must be used
M the same basis as formerly-which
p&mits one-half pound per week or
2 pounds per month. '
Raleigh, July 1.—A “doper” is not
a drug addict but a worker who ai>-
plies a coating of dope, or lacquer, to
the fabric coverings of airplane parts,
and a “chamberman” is not the mas
culine of chambermaid, but one who
has to do with making or regulating
sulphuric acid in condensing cham
bers, according to the “Dictionary of
Occupational Titles,” which is com
ing into constant use in the war work
of the United States Employment
Both doper and chamberman are
listed in the 233 occupations in which
shortages exist and which are con
sidered of strategic importance to the
war production program.
In another classification are “essen
tial” occupations or those which gen
erally are of immediate importance
to the war program as a whole and in
many of which a shortage may be ex
pected in the near future. Listed in
this group are 362 occupations.
ky Fi^htin^ To Keep It f
Report Of Hoke
The dPark,” that beautiful lot of
pines just behind the grammar school
has been cleaned off and ploughed
the work being done by the John Mc-
"-jQoogans. The garden club expects
keep this up as one of their pro-
jebts. A beautiful place it will be
wlfen several thousand bulbs are
blooming there in the spring.
Onr Job b to Save
\\ Evary Poy Day
Last summer the girls of Raeford
formed a Girls’ Defense Club with
the help of Miss Eleanor Barr and
Mrs. Dorothy McFarland of the 9th
Division Service Club of Fort Bragg.
The club is beginning a new year
and the first meeting Was held at the
local soldiers’ center on Tuesday
night, June 30th. It was decided to
give rank to the most loyal mem
bers of this club. They are as follows*
1st Sgt.: Estelle Maultsby.
Sgts.. Pat Stuart, Nick Bevan, Hat
tie Bouyer, Marjorie Gregory
Corporals: Peggy McFadyen, Katie
M. Bouyer, Aris Shankle, Alberta
Pfcs.: Kathleen Campbell, Ellen
Currie, Betty Jo Wood, Louise Sev
an, Briggs Wood, Beth McDonald.
Jerry N. Jester, Katie Ray Odom,
Mildred Campbell, Carolyn McNeill
Edna Alexander, Anna Blue. ’
Pvts.: Vivian Mpinnis, Billie McIn
tyre, Jennie Wflrren, Patsy Blue, Mil
dred Womble, Grace Maxwell, Tiny
Looper, Ruth Looper, Sallie Alex
Mrs. C. H. Giles was made the club’s
' SGT. PAT STUART,
JaiDes R. Hendrix
Hurt Badly When
Kicked By Mule '
James R. Hendrix, prominent farm-
Springs township, was
painfully injured Friday when he was
kicked by a mule. •'
Mr. Hendrix was reported to be
Mmewhat improved yesterday, but
it was said he would be confined to
his home for at least several weeks.
The injury was incurred, it was said,
when Mr. Hendrix was stooping be
fore the mule to pick up a halter
rein and was struck by the knee of
the mule as it was champing at flies.
He suffered severe internal injuries
in the abdomen.
Effect July 22
Will Issue Ration Books July 9,
‘ 10, and n To Passenger Car
and Motorcycle Owners.
The new permanent gasoline ra
tioning plan will be put into effect
on July 22nd and ration books will
be issued by county boards on July
9th, 10th and 11th to all passenger
car and motorcycle owners.
The plan will be considerably dif
ferent from that now in effect. All
passenger car owners will be issued
Willie Hodgin, Red Springs, farm- ^ basic rationing book of the “A
Permits issued June 8th:
A. K. Currie, Raetora, roofing
contractor, 2 truck tires retreaded.
McLaurin Clark, Lumber Bridge,
farmer, 2 obsolete tires.
McBryde and Sanders, Raeford,
transportation of materials for equip,
ment, 1 truck tire.
E. L. Hunt, Raeford, transportation
of l aw materials, 2 truck tires.
Murdock Cameron, route two Vass,
farmer, 2* obsolete tires.
J. R. Hampton, Raeford, transpor
tation of materials for equipment, 2
er, 2 retreads for passenger car.
M. T. Poovey, Raeford, superin
tendent mill, 1 tube for car.
Julian H. Wright, Raeford, service
station and farmer, 1 retread for
A. B. Tapp, Timberland, farmer, 1
F. C. McPhaul, Red Springs, farm
er, 2 retreads.
J. M. Pendergrass, Timberland,
farmer, 2 obsolete tires.
^ J. C. Wright, Raeford, police, 1 tire
McFadyen and Wright, Raeford, 1
tire, 1 tube for combine.
Permits issued June 15th:
R. E. A. Corp., Raeford, 2 retreads
C. L. Williams, Raeford, farmer,
hauling raw material, 1 tire. 1 tube
T. O. Moses, route one Aberdeen,
farmer, 1 tire, 1 tube, farm imple
John McNeill, Raeford, farmer, 1
retread for tru(^.
C. M. Douglas, Raeford, farmer. 2
retreads for trudc.
Leon Cameron, Raeford, farmer, 2
retreads for truck.
Rex Currie, route one Red Springs,
farmer, 1 tube for car.
Richard McPhatter, Raeford, farm
er, 2 obsolete tires.
Cora McRae, Raeford, fanner, 2
N. E. Townsend, route two, Rae
ford, farmer, 2 retreads passenger
W. J. McNeill, Raeford, farmer, 1
Grady Leach, Raeford, mail car
rier, 1 tire, 1 tube, car.
J. M. Norton, Raeford, farmer, 1
retread passenger car.
Percy English, route two Raeford,
farmer,. 2 obsolete tires and 2 obso
lete tubes, car.
'W. T. Holland, Raeford, farmer, 2
C. W. Cildress, service station and
farmer, 1 retread, car.
D. A. Currie, route on Red Springs,
farmer, 1 tube, 2 tires, retreaded.
L. A. McGougan, route one Bed
Springs, farmer, 2 tires retreaded,
W. M. Thornburg, route one Aber-
type. This book will contain 6 pages
with 8 coupons to the page. This will
be for one year’s use, with 8 coupons
or purchase units serving for each
two months. The value of the cou
pons will be announced by the OPA.
Each motorcycle owner will get a
class “D” book which has the same
number of coupons as the auto class
“A” book. It will be good for one
Those who can establish proof that
their needs for additional gasoline is
absolutely necessary can apply to the
rationing boards for supplemental
books, either class “B” or “C,” ac
cording to the amount of driving
they are required to do. These are
issued only in addition to the “A”
books. The “B” books have 16 addi
tional coupons and are to cover sup
plemental demands for a period of
three months. The “C” books have
96 additional coupons and cover de
mands for three months.
Books “S-1” and “S-2” are to be
issued at the Rationing Board offices
only to truck and bus operators.
Books “E” and “R” are to be is-
su^ at the Rationing Board offices
only to operators of non-highway
niachinery such as bats and tractors
At the 11 o’clock service in the
Presbyterian church next Sunday the
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will
be celebrated. 'There will be a brief
Communion Meditation by the pastor
after which the Communion service
•will be Weld.
Sunday evening service will be held
at 830 o’clock. The public is cor
dially invited to these services.
deen, mail carrier, 1 tire for car.
Permits issued June 22nd, and
C. L. Williams, route one Red
Springs, hauling produce, 2 truck re
Upchurch Milling and Storage Co.,
Raeford, 1 truck tire.
Dewey Sessoms, Bockfish, 2 obso
Mrs. W.C. Brown
Mrs. W. C. Brown died Sunday af
ternoon at 2:30 in Long’s hospital,
Statesville, where she had been taken
two weeks before for an operation
from which she never recovered. The
remains were brought to Raeford
Monday morning and taken to the
home of her brother. Will Lament.
The funeral was conducted from the
Presbyterjiin church Monday after
noon by Rev. H. K. Holland and in
terment was in the family plot in the
Raeford cemetery. Deacons of the
Presbyterian church were active pall
bearers and deacons and elders hon
orary pallbearers. The womfen of
Mrs Jess Baucom’s circle, to which
the deceased belonged and other close
friends had charge of the many beau
Mallie Isabella Lamont was born in
1877 at the old McLauchlin home
stead East of Raeford. She was the
daughter and ypungest child of Mal
colm and Isabella McLauchlin La
mont. The Lamont homeplace was
where Fred Johnson niow lives, but
Mrs. Lamont had moved to her old
home after her husband’s death,
which occurred a few months before
Mallie was born. Both sides of the
family were pure Scotch and among
the first to settle in the Cape Fear
section. , ^
Mrs. Brown was educated at Rae
ford Institute and Asheville Normal.
She was twice married. Her first
husband was J. C. Adams, who died
in 1907. Of this union there were
two children, who survive, Mrs. Rob
ert Collier (Margaret) of Statesville,
and Dr. John Adams of the Univer
sity of Virginia ho^'ital, Charlottes
ville, V®i »i* T"~i ”
In 1911 she was marriad to Rev. W.
C. Brown, pastor of the Raeford
Presbyterian church. Two children
were bom to them, who survive*
Mrs. Lewis Reagan (Mary) of Kings
port, Tenn., and Lamont Brown of
Mr. Brown was pastor of the Rae
ford , Presbyterian church for 18
years, and Mrs. Brown was the ideal
pastor’s wife, always present with
comfotring words in time of sickness
and death and dlfcing in the joys
and sorrows of all with whom she
came in contact. 'The phesent Pres
byterian church stands as a monu
ment to this couple, for she labored
'with him in getting the church built.
In 1924 Rev. and Mrs. Brown moved
to Barium Springs, where Mr. Brown
was called to be pastor of Little Joe’s
church. At Barium 'Springs, as in
Raeford, Mrs. Brown was loved for
her gentle sympathy and understand
ing. When Mr. Brown’s health be
gan to fail he resigned his pastorate
and they moved back, Home, to Rae
ford in 1938. Though Mrs. Brown
had been in declining health for sev
eral years the real break came in
January of this year when she had
fiu. Organic troubles which had not
bothered her before developed and
everything was done to find the
cause of the illness. An operation
was considered imperative. 'Trouble
was found which made the doctors
know that recovery was impossible.
Her grave illness was known and her
death was not unexpected. All of
her children were with her at the
time of her death except Lamont who
was in Alexandria with his father
who was and continues to be very
ill. Her only sister, Mrs. W. B. Mc
Lauchlin had been to Statesville but
had returned to Raeford. During
the few hours before the funeral ser
vice the body lay in the house of Mr.
and Mrs. Will Lamont. Many people
white and colored, from sdl walks of
life, come to see for the last time
the woman that they loved so well
E\*erybody loved Mrs. Brown. She
was a talented and capable woman
a toving mother and wife and a sym
pathetic and understanding neighbor
Her place just can’t be fiRed.
Su^ving besides the tour children
mentioned are her husband. Rev. W.
C. Brown, two sisters, Mrs. W B
McLauchlin of Raeford and Mrs. M.'
Texas, and one brother!
Will Lamont of Haetord. Another
brother, Duncan Lamont, died many
Many people from the surrounding
towns ^attended the funeral, among
these being: Mrs. Den Covington and
Miss Hattie Mae Covington of Wades-
boro; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ingram and
Mrs. Alice McRae of Mt. Gilead; Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Burt of Biscocf; Miss
Edna Maurer of Aberdeen, Charlie
Collier of Ft. Bragg; Duncan Holt of
Sanford; Mrs. Matthews of Mt Gil
ead, Lt. and Mrs. Bill Lamont of Pt
Moultrie; and Mrs. Brown’s children
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collier of States
ville; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reagan of
Kingsport, Tenn.; Mr. 'tmd Mrs. La
ment Brown of Alexandria, Va. and
Dr. and Mrs. John Adams, of Char-
Willie Arnold Gels
IS Months For Tire
And Wheel Theft
Willie Arnold, part-time colored
employee of Roland Covington, was
sentenced to serve 15 months on the
roads for the theft of a spare tire
and wheel from the car of Mr. Cov
ington. Arnold was working around
the house last week, during which
time the valuables disappeared.
Mr. Covington call'cd in Sheriff
Hodgin. The wheel and tire were
traced by Mr. Hodgin and Deputy
J. C. Wright to one Et Hollingsworth,
who had purchased it from Arnold
for $3, and then to one J. D. Ross
who had agreed to pay $7 for it.
The wheel and tire were recovered
and Judge W. B. McQueen sentaiced
Arnold to serve 15 months on the
Lucille, Estelle, Congeta and Net
tie Cothran were found guilty of an
affray and taxed with the costs;
Richard Hui;piann paid costs for
speeding; Toont Rogers was found
guilty of affray and sentenced to 30
days suspended upon payment of the
costs. Her attorney, A. G. Gore, filed '
notice of appeal to Superior Court.
To Be Published
List of contributors to USO will be
published next week—be sure your
name is on this list—let us have voui*
contribution now. One-third of the
quota yet to be raised and Saturday
July 4th, ends campaign. However,
contributions will be received after
that date. Let’s help our boys by
giving to the USO WAR FUND CAM
COTTON SHOPPING BAGS
In order to make it easier for
shoppers Ho cooperate in the conser
vation of wrappers, a leading acces
sories manufacturer has devel(^)ed d
line of folding shopping bags
carryalls. The bags wiU roll into
pocket sized rectangles tour by six
inches. When extended for bundles
toey have a capacity of 20 pounds,
^e bags are offered in pastels, pop-
hns, plaids and khaki cloth.
air raid WARNINGS FOB
repcftted short Iduto «
a^ren. This wlH be the
for an aetaal taU or for a
K at alclit it aeaM as la.
all-clear signal — Om
lonx blast of the shea. ’
li BONR day
fL50 FEB TEAR
Lead d 144
Approximately 70 Per C^ent Of
First Primary Voters Recast
Ballots In Run-Off.
Evidencing an unusual interest u»
the outcome of a single contest in
the second primary held here Satur
day, 1218 Hoke county voters went
to the polls to state their choice for
member of the House of Represeita-
tives of the General Assembly to
give Dr. G. W. Brown a le^ of 144
votes over the Rev. E. C. Crawford.
The total vote cast was approxi
mately 70 per cent of the total vote
cast for the three candidates in the
first primary when G. B. Rowland
filled the other comer of the three-
The preacher-candidate, running
on an anti-liquor platform, polled
537 votes or 101 less than he polled
in the first primary, while Dr. &own
got a total of 681 or an increase of
59 over the vote cast for him on May
The official count, by precincts, as
reported by Crawford Thomas, chair
man of the county board of elections,
Raeford No. 1 95 111
Raeford No. 2 158 196
Little River 54 20
Quewhiffie 56 58
Blue Springs 36 53
Allendale 43 12
Antioch , . 75 13
^tonewall 72 25
Puppy Creek 43 27
Rockfish 44 19