The Hdce County Nenrs
The Hoke County Journal
Monday Morning an army tank of
the 2nd Armored Division crashed
through the bridge over the Rock
fish creek at that place where the road
from Raeford going to Motts lake
St M crosses the creek. The capacity of th^
bridge was four tons and the
weighed 28 tons. Three soldiers mann
ed the tar-k. The creek was up from
recent rains and the tank was com^
pletely submerged, but two soldiers
managed to escape. They got to the
nearest telephone and notified off
icials at Bragg, then came into Rae
Wrecking crews, doctors and
large crowd gathered at the scene,
the trapped soldier was drowned. Ef
forts at resuscitation were not suc
The soldier who died was Sgt. Joe
Melvin of Joffre, Penn. His body
was'^nt to Fort Bragg.
Sheriff Ordered to
Sell Property for
On order of the board of comimis-
sioners. Sheriff D. H. Hodgin an
nounced yesterday that all property
on which 1941 taxes had not been
paid would be advertised for sale for
these taxes, beginning on October 1st,
and that the sale would be conducted
the first Monday in November.
Stray Bullet Wings
Bird Season Be
No School Buses to Be
Operated Over County Road
Near Parker’s Chapel
J. B. Hall, farmer on the Council
place on Route 1. was struck on the
army by a stray bullet, evidently fired
* on the Fort Bragg reesrvation, ad
jacent to his farm, last Tuesday,
An artery was severed and Mr. Hal
lost much blood while walking an3.
running to Raeford for medical aid.
He was picked up about a mile from
his home by an army truck and
brought to town, after the soldiers
had applied a tourniquet.
It is understood that the incident
was reported to Bragg officials and
1 measures are being taken to i prevent
a similar occurence, as the Hall farm
located near an area of the fort
where no firing is permitted.
The injury of Mr. Hall has caused
r.uch concern among the farmers, of
the section because they have been
unable to get cotton pickers to work
in the fields close to the reservation.
The Board of County Commission
ers voted to request the State Board
of Conservation and Development to
restrict bird hunting in Hoke County
to three days a week this season
while in their regular September ses
sion Monday. The request was made
following the hearing of a number
of petitions presented by sportsmen
of the county.
FoUotHng the approval of the move
a resolution was adopted in which
the commission asks the state board
to set the days for game bird hunting
in this county on the same days
of the week as those during which
jtiinting is allowed in the adjoining
cowties of Robeson and Cumberland.
, Hwas stated at the hearing that with
hunting restricted in those counties
,,to three days a week, huntsmen from
those counties would come to Hoke
on the other days of the week and
the stock of birds in Hoke was being
greatly depleted by out-of-the-county
' Resolutoin on School Buses
if In a joint meeting with the School
Board, the Commission adopted
resolution approving the removal of
school buses from the county road
way which runs northwest from 15-A
near Parker’s Chapel to the Fort
Bragg reservation. It was stated that
the roadway was unsafe for the op
eration of buses carrying school chil
dren and it was voira to leihove
school buses from the two-mile
stretch until it had been put into
sato condition. Copies of this reso-
luf&on were Sent to the State School
Co^amission and the State Highway
According to County Accountant
Jjohn A. McGoogan, there are some
[/five school children who are served
on this two-mile bus route who will
have to walk to the highway to reach
Arrives in U. S.
A.A. McFadyen, Jr. who was code
man in the/American Consulate at
Shanghai, arrived in New York late
in August, on the Grip^olm, ^ SwesdU
ish ship used to ezshange Nation^
from Pan America and Japan. He with
other American Nationals, was takeen
on board at a port in Portuguese East
Africa, where they had been brought
for exchange by a Japanese ship.
He was met in New York by his
wife, who, with their little son Arch-
abald 3rd, has been with her mother
in Harrisonburg, Va. They have taken
an apartment in Morganton, to be near
his father. Dr. A. A. McFadyen.
ECHOES FROM THE ARMY PERSONNEL
Up tintil very recently relations with the army personnel
our midst have been most pleasant. But since the coming
of the 2nd Armored Division has overtaxed the rooming and
eating capacity of the community, reverberations of a most un-
jleasant nature are being heard on all sides. These complaints
reaching town and county officials, and as our informant
said, “An investigation is going to be made if it continues.
Many persons have complained that local eating places have
raised their prices or have cut the portions served to the point
that satisfying meals cost prohibitive sums.
It was pointed out by the informant of the News-Journal
that the demand for meals was so great here, especially during
the past few weeks, since a division of soldiers is stationed here,
that faciUties for feeding the accompanying famiUes of the men
were greatly insufficient, and that in many cases the cafes would
sell completely out of food and drinks, have to lock their doors
and refuse to serve many customers.
County officials sympathized with the cafe operators in their
effort to meet the greatly increased demand, but are emphatic
in their demand that fair prices be asked. That the recommen
dations made by the town commissioners in regard to rents are
being disregarded is being heard on many sides. They asked that
where an apartment was vacated and immediately re-rented that
the amount in full beyond the -date the tenhnt left be returned
In several cases reported, this has not been done, but an
extra week’s or even month’s rent has been kept by the landlord.
On the other hand, other officers being transferred have had
nothing but nice things to say about their landlords. One captain
having said, “I only had two days notice, which I passed on to
my landlord, and he insisted on returning every penny paid
beyond the day I left. Jle said he knew he could rent the apart
ment if he chose to do so.” Now the way these people are
treated is., best possible NATION-WIDE advertisement “for
Raeford and Hoke county, and Jtown officials insist that if price
gouging continues, publicity will be giveii''a^^‘
Hoke Kiwams Club
Sponsors USO Dance
The Hoke County Kiwanis Club
was the sponsor for the USO Dance
in the Raeford Armory on last Sat
urday evenMg. The 67th Regiment
Band of the 2nd Armored Division
furnished the music, under the direc
tion of Sgt. Johnnie Fortune.
The committee leaders were Dr.
Marcus Smith, Mr. K. A. McDonald,
Mr. N. A. McDon^d and Mr. John
McGoogan. The metphers of the Ki-
wanis Club Vere assisted by Mrs.
K. A. Cameron, Mrs. N. B. Blue,
Mrs. N. A. McDonald, Jr., Mrs. John
McGoogan, Mrs. Thomas Cameron,
Mrs. Marcus Smith and Mrs. Flora
Those serving on the refreshment
committee were Miss Josephine Hall
Miss Spec Blue and Miss Sarah Con-
The dance Was well attended
spite of unfavorable weather condi
Robbers Get 500
Hoke County Rationing
Board Office Entered
You Don’t Have
To Go to Ocean
For Sea Shells
WHEAT INSURANCE STILL AVAILABLE
Israel Mann has recently getumed
from northern markets where he per.
sonally selected.a complete line of
ladies, men’s and children’s Ready
to Wear. This is coming in every day.
He has such a larger stock bought to
nieet the heavy demands of shoppers
that he was forced to enlarge his store.
The entire second floor is being re
modeled and on this floor he will
have ladies’ ready to wear.
According to Jewish custom this
store will be closed Saturday of this
week in celebration of the 5703rd
anniversary of Roshhashanna, the
Jewish New Year.
The list of names of Boys in service
from Hoke County is incomplete, and
we would appreciate receiving the
correct name and address of any boys
that have been left oif. If these names
are left in my office or with the Draft
Board, I will have them put Ion the
Board list at an early date.
J. A. McGOOGAN
(A# Dundarrach "
There winan ingathering a;
Dundarrach, Prqsbyterian churqh
y0%ursday, Oct 1st. A barbecue dinner
and supper will be served and there
will be a bazaar.
The members of the unit of draftees
who left Wednesday morning for
Fort Bragg for induction into the
army were treated by the Raeford
Tmerican Legion Auxiliary before
their departure from the Soldiers’
Cigarettes, postal cards and chewing
gum were given each man. The art
icles were contributed by: F, W.
Ritchey, N. A. Mcdonald, Jr., W, B.
McQueen, Don Davis, John Cameron,
ArchGraham, W. P. Baker, Marshall
Thamas. Cecil Dew, and Mrs. CoUis,
C. F. Tapp Appointed
To Welfare Board
Folks wanting seashells, to pretty
up their yards r oto crunsh for their
chickens r ally don’t have to go all
the way from Hoke County to the
beaches and then lug them home.
Nope! Nope, not any more.
Max Lester brought into the News-
Journal office this week a large block
of shells found within two miles of
Raeford, taken from a well being
drilled on the T. B. Lester farm by
the Heater Well Co.
In drilling the new well the drill
struck a hard stratum at about th®
65-foot level and when samples were
brought to the surface it was foimd
t to be a rock formation of almost pure
shell, the most of them still perfectly
preserved. Workers report that the
formation-is approximately one and
one-half feet thicter- ®u»^i5 em in
teresting fact for geologists, because
it seems to prove that this Sand
Hill section was at one time an ocean
Approximately 500 gasoline ration
ing books were taken from the safe
of the Hoke County Rationing Board
by Thieves Thu.sd^y night, it was
discovered when employees entered
the office Friday morning.
Sheriff D. H. Hodgin, assisted by
finger print expert of the 2nd
Armored Division and a special in
vestigator of the Office of Price Ad
ministration, are ccmducting an in
vestigation of the robbery. Service
tatiems of this area have been re-
queslied to take the numbers of all
gasoline custwners in an attempt to
run down local suspects. Several sus
pects arrested at points as much as
several hundred miles away, have
been released after investigations.
The thief or thieves entered toe
building by a window at the side
of the building, protected frcmi sight
of the street by a large pile of lum
ber. The half-screen was removed
and the window, being unlocked, was
easily raised, it was said. The cou
pons and rationing books were kept
in cui old safe which would not lodr,
according to officers, ard apparently
the thief was acquainted with the
Officers feel that they have very
little in the way of clues to guide
them in their search, particularly
since the serial numbers of the books
stolen had not been recorded by the
local office. It was said toat the
books had been in a wreck while
in transit here and that it had been
impossible to record them after their
receipt by toe local board because
they w'ere badly mixed and the staff
of the office wqs too limited to re
cord them without closing the office
for many hours.
Only a few more days remain tw
making application for wh^t tBSor-
asnee on the 1943 crop, according to
E. Y. Floyd, state AAA ezeenttve ass-
istont, at N. C. State College. The in
surance.. is available., to any.. North
Carolina wheat grower, ud guaran
tees 75 per cent of the normal yidd
established for the turn. Known as
afford protection against losses from
windstorms, hail, floods, drouth, fires,
and other causes over whhdi the grow-
erhas no contnd. Premlam rates in
North Carolina vary from .4 bushel
to .6 bushel per acre, which, a4 pre
sent prices, is between 59 and 60 cents
per acre. Farther details conceming
wheat crop insoralme may be obtained
To 100 OHkers
The News-Journal was mailed last
week and this week to something
around 100 commissioned officers who
are making their homes in Raeford.
Many copies were also given to
noncommissioned men. These people
read the paper and it is therefore the
best possible medium for local Mer
chants to teU the army people about
what they have.
Lack of tires and gas is making it
more and more imperative to tade
at home, so merchants who do have
anything to sell are (osing an opp
ortunity by not taking advantage of
the county’s best advertisinz med
E. Lester or Ej^ster, Wade pleaded
guilty to non-support charges .and
also to worthless check charges Tues
day • in County Court The non
support action was brought by his
wife. Tiny Brooks Wade. The dieck
charges were brought by J. W. Tucker
who had cashed two chedks totaling
$19.58. He was ordered to pay costs
in each action and to repay Tucker.
Clara Wade and Estella Willis were
found guilty of affray and given 60
day sentences, suspended upon pay
ment of costs and good behavior for
six months. Buddie Cadlett paid
costs and a fine of $50 for carrying
a concealed weapon; C. W. Benton
paid costs for speeding.
Last week John McKay Blue plead
ed not guilty to charges of operat
ing a car while under the influence
of liquor. He was found guilty by
Judge W. B. McQueen and fined $50
and costs. He appealed to Super
ior Court and bond was set at $100.
It shall be unlawful to hunt or
take any of the species of birds or
animals mentioned below except dur
ing the period specified, both dates
Deer (male), Oct. 1 to Jan. 1;
opposum and racoon (with gun or
dogs only), Oct. 1 to Feb. 15; otter,
no open season; quail, rabbit and
turkey. Thanksgiving Day to Feb,
10; squirrel, Oct. 1 to Jan. 15; fox
squirrel, no opmi season; dove, Dec.
1 to Dec. 30; duck, Nov. 2 to Jan. 10.
H. R. McLEAN, Game Protector.
C. F. Tapp was appointed to a mem
bership of the Hoke County Board
of Public Welfare Monday, by the
county commission, to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
J. Lawrence McNeill.
most prominent farmers and its larg
est tobacco gsower, is of Timberland.
CIRCLES TO MEET
The circles of the Society of Christ
ian Service of the Methodist church
will meet Monday, Sept. 14, at 4:00
o’clock, as follows;
Circle No. 1. Mrs. Marshall Thamas,
chairman, with Mrs. S. A. Snead.
Circle No. 2. Mrs. B. B. Cole, chair,
man with Mrs. J. M. Ferguson.
Circle No. 3. Mrs. Lewis Upchnrdi,
chairman, with M!rs. Crawford
“All-Risk Insnnmnn”] the oontraets at the county AAA office.
Chaplin K. L. Hamilton, attached
to a unit of the 2nd Armored Division
and living at Aberdeen, was guest
minister at the Raeford Presbyterian
church Sunday evening.
He was accompanied here by Mrs.
Hamilton and they were the guests of
the Rev. and Mrs. H. K. Holland while
P. J. HURT TO MISSOURI
P. J. Hurt former owner of the
Western Auto Associate • Store is
leaving this week for a short visit to
his old home in Missouri before
tering the Army. Mrs. Hurt will
^ntinue to keep her residmoe in
Baptist Church Notes
Sunday School 9:45.
Morning Service 11:00. Subject:
“Glorying in the Cross.” Text: Gal.
Evening Service 8:00. Subject: “A
Conscience Void of Offence.” Acts
Mid-week serviec of Prayer and
Praise Wednesday evening at 8:00.
J. E. REAMYJ»ASTOR.
Farm woodland owners who have
commercial size dogwood trees in
their timber stands suitable for shutt-
le blocks can help prvent bottlenecks
in the textile industry by selling the
dogwood timber now .
There wil be a band concert Sunday
afternoon, from 5:00 to 6KM) o’clodc,
in front of the Presbyterian diurch,
given by the band of the 67th regi
ment 2nd Armored DivusiHi, The
public is cordially invited to attend.
At 6:30 a picnic supper will be
served on the church grounds, by the
members of toe three churches in
town to the band members and all
The following Raefoord men were
inducted into service and left for
Ft. Bragg Wednesday morning:
Herbert Clifton Gillis, George Ed
ward Jordan, Ernest Dewey Johnson,
Prince Long, James Daniel Matoeson,
Howard Wood, Ernest Woodrow Da
vis, Burris Browq Shankle, William
Smith, j£unes Cecil Reynolds, James
Edwin Baker, Alton Stamps Mc
Kenzie, Alex Lee Baxley, Raymond
^erill Almond, Hugh D. McFayten,
James Lmx>y ^erleigh, James Mc
Millan, Ernest Adam Almond.
Malcolm Haywood Campebll, David
Dixon Odom, Francil Robert McGill
(enlisted, William Melton Parks, Tru
man Bostic Austin, Oscar Uiidsay
Townsend, William Carson Dixon
(transferred), Julius Oddi Melton,
Hardy Britt Willis, Howard Reddy
Mailing List Being
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