tile Hoke Goimty Newt
The Hoke County Journal
War to Deadi
Warns That Japanese Mean
To Conaner United States if
Possible; Asks More Prodnctlon
Bridgeport^ Conn., Sept. 16—For
mer Ambassador Joseph C. Grew,
asserting that “the ruthless will which
is driving the Japanese nation toward
conquest loiows neitiier gentleness
nor mercy,*’ called upon America to
“stop groping’’ and to realize that
this war “is the real thing, played
“Today we face the greatest task
in history,” said Grew, in addressing
employes of the giant Remington
Arms plant here at a diimer marking
presentation of the Army-Navy “E.”
“An easy transformation is not
^ough. Our effort must be an ex
traordinary one—one which exceeds
anrtbing that we have undertaken
heretofore . . . this is war to the
“The Japanese understand this—
peasants as well as admirals and gen-
iprals. Taiey have gambled everything
-i^IHieir belief that we are too soft,
too divided among ourselves, to stmd
before the fury pf their attac^j»»^T
deed a furious alitack.”
'The ambassador, who represented
the United States 10 years in Japan,
The six white schools of Hoke
County will open on Monday, Sept.
28th, it was announced yesterday by
"k. A. McDonald, superintei^ent of
county schools. The two Indian
schools will open on October 19th
and the 23 schools for negroes will
begin their terms on Oct. 26th.
Mr. McDonald stated that prac
tically all places on the fac^ties of
the *31 county schools were filled and
that preparations were last being;
completed for the enrollment of the
4,000 pupils expected to attend these
schools this year. Estimated enroll
ment in the two high schools of the
county a expected to slightly less
^nn- last year, he stated, but tota,
Cncollment for the year is expectec
tp be practically the^ same as the
registered last year.
\ The principals of the sdiools are
expected to meet next Monday in a
pre-school conference to be held a
the office of the superintendent am^
two bus drivets. meetings will afeof
be held ^herf week. The white bus
drivers will meet at the -Hoke County
High School on Thursday, Sept. 24,
and the colored, drlveil; will meet
the following day at Upchurch high
school. —^««*lcomp£ff^ tiais nation at present to
The county-wide teachers paecting.! playing against the
will be’h^d for white teachers at I a r?oiDau ream ^ s
the high school on Friday, Sept. 25.
' -It was pointed out that credits re
ceived for 8th grade work this year
will not be accredited toward gradua
tion from high school, as this grade
is now a part of the grammar school,
according to the new state law.
^Tt is an ill wind that blows no
good.” The housing shortage has
caused the Raeford Liunber Co. to
|inove its offices which were just of|
^uth Main Street.
,^e old offiws were mS4e into a
•mfortable dwelling into which Car-
Clipper, one of the company’s
Suable employe, moved. A buUd
on the back, wert end of the
ler yard was remodeled and made
an attractive office and ware-
_je. This stands in the shadow
four mammoth oak trees. A pret-
[ea- or .cooler site can’t be found
ground here. Another sigl^t, 6ne
tan figure on its beauty to suit him
self, was Ryan McBryde, John Mur
dock McDuffie and John Frank Chis.
ho^’ gossiping in the shade of the
tr^s in front of the office.
John Murdock looked mighty com-
. fortable as he ’lowed since the "ftid
^my” came he’d been sleeping in
his coffin house.
Anyway, the Raeford Lumber Com
pgny is _doing a fine businiess
ali present, and the hew and up-to-
du|e office is in keeping with its
Stolen Car Found
/ By Sheriff Hodgin
scrubs and added that “the punch,
the determined plunge that brings
victory” was absent.
“IJ is Up to each one of i«, to
every American^ to see the picture
as'a whole, to realize that we are
fighting for OUT individual arid na
tional existence and for everything
that each pnh of us holds, dear, to
gain fjrom that realization inspiration,
zeal,, courage and det^mination to
harness all our energies into a tre
mendous effort, an epochal effort,
ihatwill msdee our victotyvaure.”
Ervin McGill Passes
W. Ervin McGill of the Galatia
section of Cumberland county, died
in a Fayetteville hospital Sunday
n. . By Stoa^sCloetc
to^QuSttrdoor saying. “Buyjor else.” is stake
but the future of the country . . perhaps of the World.
What then is a stamp or bond but a v^e of confidence m
oursSves? In our'capacity to drive on, to break all opposition
and then to reconstruct upon a new and better fe^ip, a world
that.wUV be different. A wprld of si^plus instead of one of
scarcity^ But" a bond is mord j^an th^. It is ^
It is something of a miracle that freedom can be bought and
tLt in addition it ^ould pay a dividend of almost 3 per cent.
And this is not all, bonds stand between us and the spiral of
inflation which could ingulf us more easily than any enemy
backed by money exceeds supply, which normally equals demand,
outside our gates. For the first time in many years, demand
and even stimulates it by advertising and credit purchasmg plaiK.
Are we to save money against the time when we may need it,
or bid for the few consumer goods that are left against ourselves?
There is one more reason for buying bonds. The President,
who is glso the commander in ch^ef, has asked us to do so.
Meanwhile . . . while we hesitate .. . . while we complain of
nominal hardship . . . men die . . . not only fighting men, but
women and small children also. They die for a good cause.
A good reason ... for freedom. But we who are not dying must
pay in time or money, or we shall find ourselves dishonored.
The time is short. It passes ... and having passed, is forever
Men in France, in Poland, in Norway . . . men all over Eu
rope are regretting time ... are saying: “If only we had known.
But we do know. The writing is on the wall. Corregidor,
Pearl Harbor, Singapore, Dimkirk, are not dreams. They are
evil things that have happened, and now this evil approaches
us. It lies in wait off our coasts. '
Time is money . . . but money cannot buy time, nor bring
dead men to life, nor purchase freedom once it is lost.
That is why we must buy bonds now . . .. today, and to
morrow, and the day after. Buy bonds until this thing is de
stroyed utterly ... because time is not subject to manipulation
. . . because the past is dead and the future is. mortgaged . .
because the world cannot live half free hg^jf , slave. Nor we.
i^e freie,'*'a8ow-tKe“4ftpit^ge''ii^^ dtff fferaoih to be foreclosed.
Failing now, we fail forever., Never before could so much be
bought for so little: Never so much lost for lack of that little
Mr. Rosensteel, the associate USO
director from the Ray Avenue Station
of the USO in Fayetteville in a Sur
vey of the work that the committee
from Raeford is doing in the way
of helping the soldiers find pleasure
in their leisure time, while* in town
was very highly pleased with the
Taking the comments of the sol
diers thehiselves they had the high
est praise for the way they have been
treated. This in itself should be
praise enough for the fine work oi'
■the committees, but at this time the
USO wish to thank those people
who have availed themselves of their
time and labor for their splendic
Aiss Harriet Ewol
Keeps U. S. Job
Mrs. Annie Beam Fanderbnnk
Takes Her Place at Greeuboro
Thirteen defendants paid costs in
lieu of sentences to the roads in
county court here Tuesday. All drew
30-day sentences except Gib Mc-
I^uchlin who was convicted of as
sault on Dwight Evans. McLauchlin
drew a four-month sentence which
was suspended upon payment of costs.
Others facing Judge W. B. Mc
Queen were: Alex Brigman, charged
with careless and reckless-driving;
Curates Jones, having improper li
cense plates, and drunkenness; Devon
Jones, drunkenness; Ted Morris,
drunkenness;‘Otis H. Saloriie, speed
ing; .Lahome Hasty, drunkenness;
Carrie Maynor, drunkenness; Leary
Baldwin, James Baldwin and Leviney
Small, gambling; Robert Oxendine,
violation of road laws; and Tommy
Dixon, larceny of rtovewood. Dixoi)
wa&‘ also ifeqSijr^ Priest
$3 for the wood taken.'
I ill ix j; ajrcbTOViixc ^ ^ trio of Giit&rprising business inen.
morning after a long period of fail- have answered the call of a long
'ing health, and a week of serious *• ^ - t.—,
illness. He was 66 years of age.
He was the son of the late Archie
D. McGill, legislator and soci^ and
spiritual worker, well-known in this
section of the state, and Mrs. Effie
Currie McGill, a member of a long
prominent family. He was a deacon
in Galatia church, a prominent and
successful farmer and one of the most
genial of men.
The funeral was conducted from
Galatia Church Monday afternoon
at 4 o’clock, the pastor of the de
ceased, Rev. F. M. Bain, officiating.
Interment was ihade in the church
He is survived by one sister. Miss
Eloise BcGill of the home.
lAhd Wright Get
time want apd opened a bowling alley
in Raeford-rJack Morris, W. D.
(Preacher) Brown and Tom Cameron
are the owners. Lonnie Teal, Jr.,
is score keeper. The place is proving
Very popular and when cooler weath
er comes, specials will be put on,
ladies’ day, etc. It is to be a clean
place absolutely. Coca-colas and other
soft drinks wUl. be served most of
the time. This hew alley is m the
building formerly occupied by Hoke
Furnishing Co. and is next door to
Mack’s 5 and 10c store.
A car stolen from Marlboro County,
South Carolina, was recovered this
4/eek by Sheriff D. H. Hodgin. The
car was found abandoned on Route
Three men, believed to have stolen
the car and brought it to this state,! nr
were taken into custody shortly.afterl oanvou
Raiding a gambling place near
Edinburgh Mills Saturday, Deputy
Sheriff J. C. Wright and Special Offi
cer W. R. Sanders caught nine men
and booked them pn gambling
Kiwanians to Give
Fish Fry Tonight
For ISO Soldiers
The Raeford Kiwanis Club will be
host tonight to approximately 150 sol
diers of the 2nd Armored Division
at a fish fry to be held at the
Armory. . ».
Tommy Upchurch, Dr. R. A. jMathe.
son and Neill A. McDc^ald-are mem
bers of the entertainment committee
in charge of supper arrangements.
MOSQUITO 'CALE FROll
CHERRY POINT '
Greensboro, Sept. 16—Acting upon
the request of Secretary of the Treas
urer Henry Morgenthau that Miss
Harriett Elliott, dean of women of the
Woman’s College, continue for the
pr^enf as associate field director of
the war savings staff-of the Treas
ury department Dr. W. C. Jackson,
dean of adnvinistration, today an
nounces the appointment of Mrs. .An_
nie Beam FunAerbunk to act as
dean of wmnen until such time as
Miss Elliott will be able to return
to return permanently to the college.
Miss Elliott, who has been in Wash
ington since June to organize the
women's diviison in the war bond
program, is here this week for the
opening of the college' for its 51st
session, but will return to her post
in the capital the last of the week.
Under her direction, women chairmen
in the 48 states have been appointed
to organize the efforts of women in
dividually and collectively in a re
lentless campaign to s^ war bonds.
Since 1934 Mrs. Runderbunk has
been a member of the college faculty
as a residence hall counselor and
instructor in the romance language
department. She will continue both
duties in assuming the functions of
the dean of women during Miss El
liott’s temporary absence. Miss El
liott, Dr. Jackson stated, will re
turn to The Woman’s College as
soon as Secretary Morgenthau will
release her from her war service in
Before coming to The Woman’s
College, of which she is a graduate,
Mrs. Funderbunk was assistant dean
of women at West^ Carolina Teach-
CoUege. She has also taught
In Group Entering
Five volunteers were listed by the
Hoke Board of the Selective Service
among a ‘group of men entering the
armed services this week from the
county. The vqlunteers are: Sidney
Albert :Einig, Francis Robert McGill,
Robert B. Slagle, Tom Clark Sinclair
and Raymohd W. Mize.
Those accepted at Fort Bragg of
the group inducted from the county
last week were: Herbert Clifton Gil-
lis. Prince Long, William Smith,
James Edwin Baker, Hugh D. Mc-
Faydeh,'Ernest Adam Almond, Mal
colm Haywood Campbell, Truman
Bdstic Austin, Julius Odell Melton,
Hardy Britt Willis and Howard
French in the high scho
News - Native!
Pvt. N.,A. (Buck) McGill of the
Upper Hoke Community who was
drafted into the service of Unde
Sam in the Army last spring is now
stationed -at Drew Field, Fla., and
is working in the Army post office,
a position he held at Fort Bragg
before entering the army. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ardiie McGill
of Vass route 2. His address is:
Pvt. N. A. McGill, 503rd R. P. O.,
Drew Field, Fla.
.... finding qt the car and later Homecoming
turned over to South Carolina offL'
cers. Tires from the car had been
removed. . It is believedHjhat tires in
possession of the ind:L.foj|ia by the.
sheriff were those -taJ^^ from the
Hold Negro for
Jettie. Smith, colored, ^”^ing held
in tne'county jail on ^a^sault d|ari(es
pending the recoy||j^ of, James- Til-:
ghajn^ eoklier^:w||b Wte dangerously
injured he||i|ltoturday night, receiv
ing eevere^M^e wounds which, ac
cording to officers, were inflicted on
' Tilgham is in a Fort Bragg hos-
pitaL' He has a good chance for re-
. covery, according to information re-
ceixed here by local police.
The public is cautioned about tak
ing care of such things as metal
tuba, buckets, cooking ware, pins,
needles, safety piiu, nmtal hair pins,
etc., as it appears there will be an
acute rixortege qf these and many
oth^ articles made of metals.
It is not planned to hold a home
coming at Old Bethseda this fall, due,
of course, to the tire, and gasoline
situation and to other circumstances
arising out of the war emergency.
This will be the first year in the
ritoollection of many that another
“red letter” day for Pld Bethesda
will not be written in the pagw of
I^ E. REAVES IN
L. E., Reaves, owner and manager
of Reaves Drug Store, was taken to
Highsmith’s Hospital in Fayetteville
last week where he continues quite
sick. That he will soon be restored
to his genial good health is the wish
of his fellow townsmen.
FRED P. JOHNSON
One of Hoke County’s boys just
home from Cherry Pohit tells a tale,
the truth of which he vouches for
He says that the mosquitpes ,are bad
ajl day 'hut v^en night' comes on,
it is something else.” He says a
rattleshake bit a mule, that the far
mer left the mule to ^e and went to
haul hiiu'^^off the next l^^t the
mule was up and, feming fine but
on the ground where he had lain
here -Was a wa^on ^ad of dead
Fred P. Johnson, State gin special
ist, suffered a painfully bruised hant
while making an inspection at Oak
dale Gin Saturday. His right hmd
was caught in the machinery at the
press and the palm of his hand was
badly mangled. No bpnes were
Leaders of Civilian Defense through
out North Carolina are assembling
in Raleigh today to map plans for
the State-wide blackout to be held
later this month.
The meeting will be addressed by
Gov. Broughton, Regional OCD Di
rector Chas. H. Murchison, Brig. Gen.
Eric Fisher Wood and members of
State and Regional defense staffs.
In addition to planning the first
complete State blackout, the new Citi
zen’s Service Corps program will be
launched with the assistance of staff
specialists from the Atlanta regional
office. State director Ben E. Doug
On Aberdem Mart
Since the opening of the Aberdeen
tobacco market Monday, prices for
every grade have continued to stay at
top ceiling every day for every pile.
On Monday 187,586 pounds of to
bacco were sold for $76,898.86 or an
average of $41.00 per hundred accord
ing to official figures released by H.
Clifton Blue, secretary of the tobacco
Both warehouse floors were cleared
Monday and have been cleared every
day since the opening.
TTuesday’s sales were just as strong I ^^e Pre-FUght School for Pi-
in Aberdeen Tuesday as they were h^^g^ ^adet Lilly will receive nine
Monday according to secretary Blue, weeks of intensive military, physical
Tuesday 79,778 pounds wer sold for academic training, preparatory
$31,912.14 or an average of $40.00 ^is 27 weeks of flight training,
per hundred pounds. The $1.00 drop which leads to the highly-coveted
in average was due to quite a bit of wings symbolizing the role of a flying
real common tobacco being offered I officer in the nation’s air forces.
Tuesday. I Upon completion of his training at
The Aberdeen market has proved to I Maxwell Field, he will be sent to
be about the strongest in .the middle one of the many primary flying
belt since the opening Monday. Many I schools in the Southeast .\rmy Air
Hoke County farmers have soldi to-1 Forces Training Center,
bacco in Aberdeen and report most
Clay North Lilly, of Raeford, is now
at Army Air Forces Pre-Flight School
for Pilots at Maxwell Field, located
on the outskirts of Montgom»y, cap
ital of Alabama!
CHAPLAIN GUEST SPEAKER
AT KIWANIS CLUB
Plans are. going forward for the
dimdarrarti Presbyterian Church in
gathering which is to be Thursday,
Oct. 1st. It has been decided to serve
only supper, intsead of dinner, as
stated last week. A delicious barbecue
plate wiU be served, the outside oven
at the community house malfing
possible freshly baked bread, hot cof
fee, along with other ^ood things. The
ladies Will start servihji SUPPer at five
o’clock and continue as long as nec
Scrap iron and steel wile not im
portant raw matorials in Civil War
days. The open hearth furnace,
which today uses 90 per cent of the
scrap consumed by foe Steel industry,
was not operate^ in foi; oountry ifoti
•1868.-■ ...if-:..... ... ■
Lt. Luke Bolling, chaplain with
foe 66th Regiment, 2nd Armored Di
vision, was the guest speaker at the
meeting of the Kiwanis Club last
Thursday evening, He made a very
interesting talk, and gave some sug
gestions as to what the people could
do to help the many soldiers who
are in town. Pvt. Homer Knowles,
who played nt the Fox theater in
Atlanta for several years before join
ing the Army, gave two piano se
lections. The club voted to give a
fish fry at the armory for a group
of soldiers on Thursday evening of
Board of Trade
At a meeting of the Aberde^ To
bacco Board of Trade Monday morn
ing the following officers were elected
to serve during the year: Robert
AVjright, warehouseman, prfoidlent;
K. R. Edwards, vice president; H.
Clifton Blue, secretary-treasurer.
Cadet Lilly attended Hoke High
School, Raeford. He was accepted
as an aviation cadet in the Army
Air Forces March 30, 1942, at Fort
Bragg. He was employed as a gro
cery derk before entering the service
of his cOimtry. He began his pre-
flight course at Maxwell Field on
August 18, 1942.
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., Sept.
16—Pvt H. A. Currie of Raeford,
iN. C., arrived in the Finance Ite-
I placement Center here recently to
begin his basic training in finance.
Prior to his induction at Fort Bragg,
N. C., August 14, Pvt Currie was a
derk and farmer at Raefoi^.
W. R. Barrington hr,^been appoint,
ed United States CMnmissioner for
the Middle District of North CardiM,
for a term of four years. His duties
are to give preliminary hearings in
all violations of the federal law in
this section of the district.
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homes can keep in touch with Raeford
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I MRS ARCH GRAHAM
liirs. Arch Graham entartained her
[bridge club on Monday evaiing. There
were two tables of playws, four of
whom were visitors and the other
four were dub members. Mrs. Ardi
Graham won high score prize.
Mrs. Graham served a delicious
salad Plata. Visifors were: Mrs.
Arch Stuart, Mrs. Frank Tapp, Mrs.
Marshall Thomas and Mrs. Margie
I News has been reedved tharito>
doch McDuffie, who is with foe
in England, has been made a seegadttti
D. C. (Tooney) Wilscm is no>w at
the School of Miarmacy, Navy Hoa-
I pltal, Charelston, S. C.
John Dune McNeill and^^HAtt^
tin have paired all requinunents ftn:
entry into Volunteer Officers Cao:-
didate School. The young mar vol
unteered their services last week anA
(xunpleted their tests Tuesday at Ft
Bragg. They wiU await ttrair call
from the 4th Corps Area, Atlanta, Ga.»
within a few wedcsi.
Every tw of iror and ttaei a
I salvaged foves two tons of ina
one of oui^ .moat