Sevent^n soldiers .were injured
Saturday when three busses, crashed
together on the Aberdeen highway
nesu- the home of Mrs. Ina Thomas
. lientz, about two miles from Raefofd.
’ Investigating officers stated that
one of the busses stopped suddenly
|nd the f'ther two crashed into it.
The men were taken to a Fayetteville
hospital for first aid treatment and
were later removed to a Fort Bragg
hospital. None of the injured was
considered to be seriously hurt, ac
cording to military police-
They listed the following as the
Pvt. Dalgerth Reynolds, injuries to
teeeth and right knee; Pvt. "Oscar
Worthman, cut? about nose and face;
Pvt. Ethin DiGiongami, injuries to
lip ^1^ right leg; Pvt. Juila Vitouoe,
inatired li^t knee; Pvt. Michael For-^
r^efino, contusions of right knae,‘
' l^leg and right shoulder.
Pvt. John Vatelli, m’’'.or injur'’s;
Pvt. Samuel Bruder, minor injui;ies;
PWt. Henry Dougas Temple, cut on
chin; Pvt. John Steber, teeth out; Pvt.
Gunther H. Stern, minor injuries; Pvt.
Lamble, cut on lip and nose.
Pvt. Arthur D. Josefshery, lacera
tions on lips and gums; Pvt. .Poter
Krahm, injury to upper lip; Pvt. Rob
ert Bertenak, contusions of head and
back; Pvt. Frank A. Agnes, lacera
tions on left side of head; Pvt. Phil
lip Dierina, lacerations on lower lip.
. United States
Fifteen defendants faced W. B.
McQueen, County Recorder, last
Tuesday. David T., Morgan plead
not guilty,to careless and reckles driv
ing and paid the costs. Jet Smith
plead guilty to assault with a deadly
weapon and was sentenced to sixteen
months on the roads, suspended on
payment of the costs and two years
of '»ood behavior.
The court found probable cause in
the case of Tommie Edwards, charged
with carnal knowledge, and bound
him over to Superior court without
privelege of bond. P. W. Watson
paid the cost on a charge of speeding.
Wallace Galbraith plead guilty to the
charges of violating the prohibition
law and drunk and disorderly and
paid the costs in each. Jeff McNeill
paid the costs on a charge of violating
the road law. Three defendants paid
the costs after pleading guilty to affray
and the use of profane language.
They were Dora McPhatter, Rosa Mc-
Phatter and Lorens Wearen.
Lonnie Ray, an old offender, plead
guilty to violation of the prohibition
law and was given six months, sus
pended on payment of $50 and the
costs and good behavior for 12 months.
Paul Davis plead guilty to larceny
and was given sixty days on the roads.
John Little and John McMillan
nlead guilty to larceny and paid the
costs. Uzzell Jones paid the costs
after pleading guilty to the use of pro
fane language and disturbing worship.
Jack Hodgin paid the costs and $50
after pleading guilty to driving a car
under the influence of liquor.
Ft. Bragg, N. C., Sept 85,—The
United Stages is going to .have 9 sing
Men now statioi|pd at Fort
N. C.> are being tail^ttp Sing
of the country’s niost noted choir
directors and soloists. Dr. Arthur
Billings Huht.' i-#
IW. Huht, who is considered :^e I
deantff radio music directors, is
ingr soldiers in each battery atvthis
largest of Army Posts how to lead
group singing. These pupils will teach
others after Dr, Hunt is assigned else
The men are being taught tq sing
while they march, sing while they
and sing -while off duty. In
ad^tipn wherever Dr. Hpint goes on
tfes vast reservation he fihds talent
ajid brings it out into the open. He
makes it a habit to “drop in” at the
various service clubs and sit down td
a piano. Soon there appears an aud
ience. But within a few minutes, t^
audience is putting on the show.
“■niis is like a vacation to me-I’m
having as good a time as the fellows
stationed here.” Dr. Hunt declared.
,, Dr., Hunt,, who did similar work
bverseas during World War 1, is one of
12 men now visiting Army Posts
^^l^fibout the country as song lead-
inf tnsifuj^rs. The specail Services
‘ tl^^ War Department has
ed him^n a temporary basis
■ate USO-ly. M. C. a. in fee
Service Command, Services of
>ly. He will be at Fort Bragg for
The annual ingathering of Spring
Hill Baptist Church, Wagrani, will
be held Oct, 22nd. §ides will start
at 11 o’clock. Picnic dinner. Barbe
cue will be sold.
EDITION TO BE
The News-lonmal wiU not get
out its Mstt-Away Editton next
week as amlonnoed in last ureek’s
i>«ne. We want to m^e that
editlim one brimful of neighbor
hood news to our hoys In the
service and as the tax lists will
be published next week we will
postoone the MaU-Away Editioa.
Be planning the message to our
At.;R)e meeting of the Kiwanis Club
Thursday evening, the following off
icers were elected for the coming year:
president, M. C. Dew, vice president,
C. L. Thomas, directors, H. L. Gatlin,
Jr., A. S. Knowles, Dr. R . L. Math-
eson, V R. White, Dr. Marcus Smith,
J. B. Thomas, Tom Cameron, and
D. H. Hodgin.
TIME OF BETHEL
The Bethel people decided to change
the time of ttieir Ingathering from
Oct. 15 to Oct. 2l3t, so as not to
have it so close to the RaefOrd Bap
tists. Ryan McBryde said that every
body could eat a barbecue dinner
every week; but that most people
don’t want two barb^ues two days
Anyway, the Bethel Ingatherihg
will be held at the Bethel Commun
ity House Oct. 21st. The good dinner
of chicken salad and barbecue ani
accessories that those women and
men know how to prepare will be
served. The auction will take place
after diuuer and there will be many
ntotflteS i^iiaUe things for sale.
Senator Ryan McBiyde wll go to
Raleigh next week to attend the meet
ing of the State. Budget Commission
of which he is a member.
This committee makes out budgets
for the next Legislature. They give
hearings to all state institutions and
pass on their budgets.
fSSenator McBryde will be out of
town for about two wedcs.
New Manager for
Reaves Dr^ Store
J. I. Thomas is now the capable
manager of Reaves Drug Store. For
three years he has been the right hand
man of Reaves Drug Store in Fayett^
ville. However he is a native of Smitb"
field. Mr. Thomas expects to move:
his fEunily to Raeford arid will make it
his permanent home. Raeford as well
as the local Reaves is to congratulated
on the acquisition of Mr. Thomas.
L. E. Reaves, Sr., who has been quite
ill at Highsmith’s hospital for several
weeks sufferer a heart attack Monday
night and hasn’t been so well since.
TWO FIRES REPORTED
Two fires reported in the county
recent were a tenant house belong
ing to the Maultsbys and the home
of Leslie Melton in Quewhiffle.
Has Lt. Garner
As New Aide
Ft. Bragg, Sept. 30—Second Lt.
Ralph W. Gardenr, former North
Carolina State Senator, has been as
signed aide de camp to Brig. Gen.
Jbhn T. Kennedy, Commanding Gen-
''-c.l of Fort Brags:. Lt. Gardner as-
umed his duties ct Post Headquar
ters today. ■
Lt. Gardner, who recently received
his commission at Fort Sill, Okla., is
a son of O. Max Gardner, former
Governor of North Carolina and at
present a prominent attorney in
Washington, D. C. He is a former
president of tne North Carolina Young
Democratic Club. He was graduated
from the University of North Carolina,
where he earned both scholastic and
Cotton Ginning Report
Census Report shows that 3,625
bales of cotton were ginned in
Hoke County from the crop of
1942 prior to Sept. 16, as com
pared with 3,370 bales for the
crop of 1941.
j. R. SHAW, Special Agent..
Of Presbyterian ,
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A dinner meeting of the men and
women of the Presbyterian Church
will be held on Eriday evoiing, Oct.
2nd, at 7:30 o’clock in the church
undercroft. This dinner is being plan
ned by the Advance Committee of
the church and is a feature of the
church’s observance of Religious Ed
ucation Week. The Rev. O. C. Wil
liamson, D D., pastor of the First
Pjresbyterian Church of High Point;
diiid Chairman of the R^igious Educa--
H'on Committee of the Synod .of North
Carolina will address the meeting on
a subject relative to the United Relig
ious Education Advance. Invitations
have been extended to all the adult
members of the church to attend this
meeting and a large attendance
By MARGARET SCHERF
I don’t want to tell anyone else what to do with his money.
This is a note to myself:
V/hat do you mean,
Walking around in Nylons without runs,
When Mac Arthur ne^s guns?
You’ve killed a lot of people, Scherf,
But what have you done
To hustle Adolph under the turf?
Oh! you bought som.e 10-cent stamps?
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Ah occasional dime _ .
For oGering’s middle.
You’d better fork over to your Uncle Sam,
Or you’ll be sitting in the Nazi stables
Writing publicity for Goebbels.
ANY POTS AND PANS TODAY?
Anthony Marino, 5, used the hawkers’ technique as he roamed
the streets of New York collecting pots and pans in the drive
for this vital war metal. Tony takes his job serious for he knows
that 7,700 of these pots and pans will provide enough scrap
aluminum to build an American pursuit ship for our fighting
men. You, too, can take part in this war job by rounding up
your old junk—scrap metal, rubber, rags, manila rope, burlap.
Then sell it to junk dealers . . . give it to charity . . . take it
yourself to the nearest coUection point or consult your local
Court of Honor
The District Court of Honor for
the Boy Scouts of the Western Dist
rict of the Cape Fear Council was
held in Laurel Hil. Wagram, Raeford
and Laurinburg attended the Court.
W. C. Covington, District Court
"'f Honor Chau man, presided and sit
ting in court with him, the following
scouters: Edwin Morgan, H. C. Mc-
Lauchlin, M. D. Livingston, V. C. Mas
on. Hunter Yates and David Liles.
The Court opened with the flag
ceremony conducted by the Laurel
Hill Troop. Mr. Liles showed moving
pictures of th Carolina Jamboree
of last year, of Camp Singletary of
last summer and of several of the
short term camps of this past summer.
Several of the boys were able to see
themselves in action.
The following awards were made
at the Court:
Second Class Rank: Joe Upchurch
and William Purcell.
First Class Rank: Hamer Leach.
Star Rank: Alfred Cole. Jr., and
Eage Rank with bronze palm:.
Merit badges: Alfred Cole, Jr.,
Charles Spivev, William Poole, Joe
Upchurch, Don Cameron, George
White, Hamer Leach, Johnny Walker
and Tommy Crump.
The application for the Eagle award
was made by Barron Mills of Lau
rinburg, which application was ap
proved and he will be recommended
to the National Council for the Eagle
The Eagle Award was made to
Charhs Spivey of Raeford and to
Edward Livingston of Laurel Hill
The Laurel Hill troop assisted in the
making of the Eagle Awards. The
badges were pinned upon the boys
by their respective mothers.
Wanted fw War
Women of our town and commun
ity, as well as the wives of the Army
personnel stationed here, have been
asking for something to do to help out
in the war effort or civilian defense.
The time has now come, and we are
calling on each woman who can help
to stop by the City Hall and list her
name and the days and hours most
convenient for her to serve.
The men of the town are to man
the control room of the Aircraft
Warning Service at night, but the
ladies are to be responsible for per
forming this duty from 8 a. m. till
8 p. m.
The American Legion Auxiliary has
been asked to supervise this work
and has made one lady responsible for
one day a week. We want volun
teers to serve under these leaders,
so that one person will not have to
serve more than three or four hours
at a time. Please don’t delay to regis
ter at the City Hall room next to
the Fire Station today or tomorrow.
Supervisors who have been ap
pointed are as follows:
Thursday: Mrs. Herbert McKeithan.
Friday: Mrs. A. L. O’Briant.
Saturday: Mrs. R. B. Lewis.
Sunday: Mrs. Wm. L. Poole.
Monday: Mrs. Israel Mann.
Tuesday: Mrs. Harry Green.
Wednesday: Mrs. D. H. Hodgin.
Thursday; Mrs. Jim Poole.
Friday: Mrs. A. K. Currie.
Saturday: Mrs. H. L. Gatlin,
and Mrs. Gatlin, Jr.
Sunday; Miss’ Lona Graham
Mrs. F. B. Sexton.
Monday: Mrs. Jess Baucom.
Tuesday: Mrs. R. A. Matheson, Jr,
Wednesday: Mrs. J. H. Blue.
—By Pres, of A. L. Auxiliary
/. W, Hodgin
Prominent Red Springs Moii
Snccmnbs at Age ot 86;
Funeral to Be Held Today
Red Springs, Sept 30—James WR-
liam Hodgin, 86, died at his home
Tuesday at noon after a short illness
although he had been in declining
health for some time, especially since
the death of his wife, Mrs. Mary C
Hodgin, on July 7. Mr. Hodgin was
very active in the work of the Presby
terian Church and had been an elder
for about 34 years.
The funeral services were held at
the Presbyterian Church Wednesday
at 2 p. m. The pastor, Dr. J. B. Black,
assisted by Rev. H. R. Poole of An
tioch and Dr. C. G. Vardell, presi
dent emritus of Flora Macdonald Col-
conducted services. Interment was
in Alloway cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters.
Misses Cornelia, Mary Newton emd
Annie Hodgin, all of Red Springs, and
two sons. Dr. H. H. Hodgin and J. C.
Hodgin, both of Red Springs; four
grandchildren and a great-grandchild;
two half brothers, John A. Hodgin of
Antioch and Dr. C. E. Hodgin of
Fall Scout .
The Phillippi Ingathering will be held
Oct. 16th. A barbecue dinner will be
served on the grounds. There wfll be
lots of good and useful thingc for
sale. Come and bring your friends.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS
AT PJC, MAXTON
At the- Executive Committe meeting
of the Western Scouting District, the
invitation of the town of Laurinburg
to hold the Fall Scout Rally in that
city was accepted, and so the Fall
Rally will be conducted in Laurinburg
some time late in November. The
rally will be held in the center of
town, perhaps using one of die main
down town streets ftw the afternoon
The Executive Committee also ac
cepted the recommendation of the
Cape Pear Council granting the local
Court of Hmiot to eadi troop. Thraugh
this plan, the chairman of the
troop committee becomes a member
of the Court of Honor, and he has
the right to act as chairman of a local
court provided he has two others
to sit with him in session and pro
vided the requiremoits of the council
are met in the advancem«it woik of
the scouts in the troop. This court
will act under the supervision of the
district court The Eagle Award must
be made at a District Court. This
plan will be used during the duration
of the war on account of the travel
problem.—Frank T. Goodman.
At the Presbyterian Church on
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock the
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will
be observed. The pastor of the church
will lead in a brief Communion Med
itation. Visitors are cordially invited
to attend this service.
“ITie time of the evening service has
been changed from 8 to 7:30 o’clot^
A Civil Service examination will
be held at 7:3 0 p. m. at the Presby
terian Junior College, Maxton, for
typists and stenographers. Those
who pass this examination will be
considered for employment at the
Army Air Base, Maxton. Applica
tion blanks may be secured from tlie
office of U. S. Civil Service Coounte-
sion. Ft. Bragg.
Mrs. J. E Harvey,. «dio advertiseil
two bunks for sale in The News-
Journal, phiBied that from the mim-
ber of personal and telephone rcalls
she had that people must have
she had gone into the bunk businese.
It goes without saying that the himky.
and aU equipment were sold
hours after the News-Journal was out.
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2ND ARMORED 1HV]SK>N
WILL PLAT AGAIN