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The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVm, NO. 24
BAEFORD, N. C., tHURSDAY, NOV. 12th, 1942
S2.0t PEE TEAS
Appear At Flora
Alfred Noyes, distinguished Eng
lish poet, will be presented at Flora
Macdonald College on Monday even
ing, November 16, at 8:15, as the
second number pf the season’s con
cert and lecture series.
Mr. Noyes, who ranks high among
contemporary poets' of every nation
ality^ was bom and educated in
The long poem, “Hitler at Judg
ment”, which appeared in RedboOk
magazine in May, 1941, created per
haps more genra-al interest than any
thing from his versatile pen in re
Many of his poems deal with Amer
lean subjects and to one of these—
“The Avenue of Allies”—the latest
ex-President Taft wrote an introduc
tion in which he said the author was
-‘one of the great poets of this gen
eration,’ in his treatment of war and
Repeated Nazi bombardments of
his home on the Isle of Wight
brought Dr. Noyes, his wife, and
their three children into temporary
exile in Canada the latter part of the
summer of 1940.
Tires in Accordance
Afterlkovember 22nd tires will be
rationed in accordance with mileage
needs, and the gasoline ration dn
each instance will determine the kind
of tire ration or service to be granted
"by local boards, Mr. Hofler explained.
.For example, he said, the holder of
an “A” ration who has a total gaso
line mileage of 240 or the holder of a
“B” ration who has 560 miles or less
per month, shall be eligible for a re
capping service or a Grade Three
tire. The holder of a “C” ration,
who has 561 to 1,020 miles per month
shall be eligible for recapping service
or a Grade Two tire. The holder of
t a,“C” ration who has 1,020 miles per
month or over shall be eligible for
recapping service or in the discre
tion of the board a Grade One tire.
^..Kate Smi\h, the “Songbird of the
South,” mov^ her entire radio vari
ed show to Qhapel Hill for the ben-
dw’of the cadets at the Naval Pre-
Flight Training School at the Uni
versity of Noith Carolina Friday,
November 13. V/ath Jane Wyatt and
George Murphy of , the motion pic
tures as guests, the program will be
broadcast at 8:00 p. m., over ithe Co
lumbia Network, including stations
WWNC, AshevUle; WBT, Charlotte;
WDNC, Durham, and WBIG, Greens
25 Members Present
The Raeford Kiwanis Club met in
Kiwanis Hall on the above date with
25 members present and the president
M. C. Dew and H. C. McLauchlih,
who were delegates to the District
Convention, held m Pinehurst, each
made short reports on the convention.
Neill A. McDonald, Jr., was in
charge of the program, introducing
as speaker for the program, Mr. V.
S. Cloud, who is the new manager
of the Raeford Hotel. Mr. St. Cloud
made a most interesting talk on the
hotel industry. He gave a history
of its evolution from the 17th cen
tury to the modern hotels of the pres
Z. G. Ray, principal of the Rockfish
school was received into membership
W. L. Harper left for Military ser
vice Oct. 10th and is now registered
as a Military Member.
Paul Dickson and R. B. Lewis are
also Military Members.
What You Must Do
To Qualify For
Gasoline And Tires
This is how The Tire Inspection Plan
works: 1 .
1. Your Tire Inspection Record™
attached to The Tire Record and ap
plication for Basic Mileage Ration.
On it you fill in serial numbers of all
tires you own, whether mounted on
your vehicle or not.
4. First Tire Inspection Period is
between December 1, 1942, and Jan
uary 31, 1943, during which time all
vehicles must have their tires inspect
ed by an authorized OPA inspector.
He may charge up to 25c per vehicle
if no tiros are removed. If he re
moves tires, he may charge 50c per
tire. After January 31, A and basic-
D drivers must have tires ins]
every 4 months with inspections
least 60 days apart. B, C, and supl^
mental-D drivers must have tires in
spected every 2 months with inspec
tions at least 30 days apart.
Rationing Boards may deny yon rob
her and gasoline:
If you do not have your Tire In
spection Record signed during every
* Different regulations apply to
fleet, commercial, and Government
1. This means only members of
your houshold related to you by
blood, marriage, or adoption.
2 Sell or give scrap tires to a scrap
Local Poet fat
BOND BUYING SONG
By WILLIAM ROSE BENET
Factory, camp, and farm
Arming the land;
All together toiling.
Head, heart, and hand—
Tank, destroyer, and plane,
By land and sea—
Millions surging forward
For the land of the free!
First Grade—Aris Shankle. National recognition has been ac-
P. F. C.—Bobby Baker, James Car-j corded the work of Lena Harmon
ter, Glenn Floyd, Billy Posey, Lena j Terrell, Rt. 2, whose poetry is includ
Mae McLean, Margaurite Thomas,! ed in “The Badge of Honor,” an an-
Franklyn thology published today by Poetry
House of New York.
Inman, Frances Sanders.
Fewer than two hundred poets
were selected from the entire coun-
P. F. C.—^Lawrence McNeil, Anne try for the signal honor of appearing
Leach, Buddy Phillips, Nancy Hoi- in this major book. An award of
land, Ruth Sellers, Alec Thompson,, $ioo was given to Herman Salinger
Tommy Cole, Robert Wright, Lavinia' of Madison, Wisconsin, for the best
Wade. } group of poems by a poet who had
Corporals—Ginger Sanders, Hazel; not previously issued a book of verse,
Bobby Heeschen, Bennie and a duplicate award was presented
For this day, fpr all days.
For your country, for your own—
Not slaves, but a people free from
For the God of your open choice.
For the might of the people’s voice
Lifted in the forum loud and clear,
For life in the light of the sun.
For the stars—and the eagle’s way—
Buy Bonds against Bondage—
Buy Tomorrow with Today!
Our nation novv like one
Heaving against the load,
Sjiouldering rolling wheels
Up the victory road—
Strong, determined, grim,
TUI the task be done—
Tread of thunderous millions
Marching as one!
For this day, for all days.
For your country, for your own— ‘
For your chUdren in the great days
For truth rf our honest word
Tried in fire, battle-stirred,
Like a li^t on the land of the free,
Doom to the pit of darkness
The liar and tyrant’s way!
Buy Bonds against -Bondage-^
Buy Tomorrow with Today!
Big Scout Rally-
REV. E. C. CRAWFORD
RETURNS TO BAEFOBD
Rev. E. C. Crawford returns to the
Raeford Charge, Methodist Church
^or his fourth year. He attended con
ference in Wilson last . week.
Boy Scouts from the Western' Dis
trict of the Cape Fear Council will
meet in the Grand Fall Rally in
Laurinburg on November 16th, with
the events beginning at 4:00 P. M.
One of the public streets will be
roped off for the events so that they
can be easily visited by the people
of the town. In case of rain, the
meeting will be held inside, perhaps
in the school Gym or other public
Troops from Raeford, Red Springs,
Maxton, Laurinburg, Gibson, Laurel
Hill and Wagram will take part in
David Liles of WUmington and
Hunter Yates of Fayetteville will di
rect the rally. Events for the after
noon competition wil! be Inspection,
Fire building, Tug O’War, Rescue
race. First Aid, Signaling, Knot Ty
ing and a special “Surprise Event”.
Following .the Rally Will be the dis
trid: Court of Honor at which the
awapds for the month’s work will be
made. One £a*gle Award will be
made to a Laminburg Scout *11118
ceremony is very impressive and you
will want to be present for-4his part
of the program.
HOKE COUNTY ELECTION RETURNS
Those State Officers voted on, who had opposition received votes as follows
in Hoke County":
For School Amendment 219
Against School Amendment 208
For (fliange in Solicitorial Districts 169
Against change in Solicitorial Districts 193
For Senator—Bailey 502
Senator—Sam J. Morris,
FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
W. O. Burgin, 496 Dr. A. D. Barber 26
J. C. Langdon 7
FOR SENATOR 12th
Wilbur H. Currie, 464
L. L. Chaffin 458
(519 was the largest number of votes cast for any candidate—N. H. G.
Balfour for County Commissioner, received that.)
Will Lentz Continues
Very Sick '
Will Lentz is a very sick man at
Highsmith’s. Hospital. On' account of
his critical illness X ray pictures to
determine just what is wrong have
not been made. All members of his
family have been at his bedside, ex
cept Sgt. William Lentz, who is in
foreign Service. He has been notified.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Meinnis of Bal
timore,' Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mc-
Diarmid of Wilmington and Jim Lentz
of Randolph-Macon Academy are
here and Mrs. Jack Morris has ac-
cotnpained them to Fayetteville every
Brother of T. B.
J. Curtis Upchurch^ brother of T.
B. Upchurch died at his home in Tal
lahassee, Fla. last Thursday. He -was
one of a family of six children, three
girls and three boys. He was the
youngest of the boys. He wafe bom at
Holly Springs in Wake County, but
had been living in Fla. many years.
He visited in Raeford last Summ«r
and the family had many pleasant
gatherings while he w^ here. He is
survived by his wife, four children',
and one brother, _T. B. Upchurch of
Raeford. Mrs. Julian Johnson, Mrs.
R. B. Lewis, and Cary Stephens at
tended the funeral
ED. LANGSTON DIES AT
News of the death of Ed Langston
will come as a shocking surprise to his
He had been taking treatment at the
Sanatorium for several months and
was thought to be getting along nice
ly when his condition grew suddenly
worse Tuesday afternoon ahd death
came at 5 o’clock Wednesday after
Upon going to press funeral ar
rangements could not be learned.
A COLORED MAN OF
HOKE MAKES GOOD
Second Grade—^Lillian Johnson.
P. F. C.—C. J. Benner, Ernest Haire,
Joanne Ayers, Bldith McNeill.
Sgt.—L. S. Brock, Ernest Hunt.
2nd Lt.—June Connell.
P. F. C.—^Ella Mae Larson, Annie
Blue Cameron, Mary McLean, Betty
Jean Clark, Douglas Dixon, Jane
Sinclair, Jimmig Webb, Betty Jane
Corporals—Jean Baxley, Patsy
Gentry, Sarah Jane Cole.
Sgts.—Janet Hodgin, Robert Bal-
1st. Lt.—John McLauchlin.
6th Grade'—Mrs. Brown.
2nd Lieut.—Bille Smith.
Sargt.—Bobby Gentry, Milton
Corpl.—Ann 'Walters, Joe Gulledge
Buddy Blue, Frank Brock, Wm. Da
vis, Jeffery Blackerby, Jack Lentz.
P. F. C.—Jimmie and Johnnie Sin
clair, Marion Lewis, Bobby McNeill,
Scrap Drive—Miss McKenzie’s
P. F. C.—^Neill Blue Sinclair, Betty
Holland, Gwendolyn Gore, Willi&m
Corporal-—Bobby Murray, Anne
Sykes, “Nicky” Blackerby.
Sergeant—^Nita Giillege, Lauchlin
McDonald, Dorothy Melton,
1st. Lieut.—A. J. Lundy.
5th Grade—^A. Buie.
Ruth Anna White, Cpl.
Marian 'Whitner, Cpl.
Early Douglas, 2nd Lt
Dorothy 'White, Cpl.
Daisy Dean Morris, 1st Class Prvt
Kenneth Clark, 1st Class Prvt
Alex Norton, Cpl.
Irene Andrews, Sgt.
Betty Ann Baker, 2nd Lt.
Leonard Dimn, 1st Cl. Private.
Edward Clark, 1st Cl. Private.
Louise Stewart, Cpl.
Jean Crawford, Sgt.
Mary Ruth Hinson, 1st Class Prvt
P. F. C.—Bobby Thompson, Mar
lene Dellinger, Harold Currie; David
Corporals—David Hinson, Bobby
Si.xth and Seventh—McFadyen.
Janie Lou Veasey, Sargeant.
Billy Beckwith, Corporal!
Paul Johnson, Corp.
Randall Ashburn, Sargeant.
Foster McBryde, Corp.
Ottis Dunn, 2nd Lt.
Floyd Douglas, 2nd Lt.
P. F. C.—Sam Hendricks, Joe Stew
art, William Harris, J. D. McMillan,
Billy Hall, ^Ifred Leach, Martha Lee
Currie, Mary R. Sappenfield, Louise
McMillan, Nancy Lee Cole, Dorothy
Calloway, Margaret Baker.
to Florence Ripley Mastin of Brook
lyn, New York, for the best group
by one who had had a book publish
This year’s Badge of Honor contains
704 pages; last year’s included 736.
Lena Harmoa Terrdl
Mrs. H. B. Terrell has contributed
poems to her local newspaper as well
as to such anthologies as Poets of
America and Who’s 'Who in Poetry
in America. She has also written
verses used by commercial products
companies over the radio. Mrs. Ter
rell is a resident of Raeford, N. C.
CONVENES NEXT WEEK
Hoke County Superior Court Con
venes 'in Raeford next week wiifiJud-
ge John J. Burney of Wilmington pre
siding. No court calendar was made
out as there are so many criminal
cases that the Civil cases will have to
go over to next Court
“Ducks are not as plentiful at Pop
lar Brandi as they were this time
NOTE OF APPRECIATION TO
THE COUNTY CONTRIBUTORS
A real patriotic Service Is be
ing performed by every County
Community Contributor to the
News-Journal. The paper Is now
going to your boys all over the
world. It may reach them a
month late but its “Home News”
even then. The News-Journal
would like for Each Home Dem
onstration Club to decide on one
contributor—and for every body
in that community to hand news
to that contributor, who In tom
will get it In to the'paper. Hand
in EARLY—and not later than
Hoke county has every reason to
be proud of one of its colored boys
who went ftit into the world, made
Good and is now holding a very re
sponsible position. This man' is J.
C. McLauchlin, a son of J. D. Mc-
Ijaiichlin and a brother of Lawrence
McLaudilin. He was bom and rear
ed ini Hoke county. He worked his
way through college in Ifew York,
taught -in a Mississii^i college where
he remained ^until he became Dean
of Agriculture A. and T. College,
Greensboro. A letter froan C. H.
Robertson State Administrator War
Savings Staff to Lawrence McNeill,
Hoke county chairman follows:
Lumbee River Electric
Membership Corp’tion .
The second annual m'ceting of the
member of the Lumbee River Elec
tric Membership Corporation was
held W€dnesfey, November 4, 1942
at the Hoke County Court House,
Raeford, North Carolina. The meet
ing was well attended by members
Rev. H. K. Holland, pastor of the
Raeford Presbyterian Church gave
The meeting was presided over by
C. A. Alford, president, of Rowland,
North Carolina. The president told
of the growth of REA, which cer
ates through the Department of Ag
riculture, since it was created through
the Act of 1936. There are 869 Co
operatives, covering 350,000 miles of
lines, serving approximatrfy 1,000,-
000 members, in the nation. North
Carolina has thirty-one Coq)eTatives.
serving 96,000 farms where in 1936
there were only nine rural farms re
J. R. Caddell, Treasurer stated in
his report that the Cooperative had
made advance payments to REA of
$15,000.00 and had invested in Gov
ernment Bonds $5,180,000 $3,150 of
this amount being “B” project appli
cation fees. He also stated that die
Cooperative is now serving 1180
D. J. Dalton, Superintendent, gave
a report on the operations of the Co
operative for the year. He stated
95 per cent cooperation from the
members in meter readings and pay
ing of ser\dce bill on time.
The report of the committee on nom
inations was given by Rev. E. H.
Clemmner of Lumberton, in the ab
sence of W. K. Culbreith. chairman
of the committee, there being no nom
inations from thevfloor the nominees
given in the report of the nominat
ing committee were unanimously
elected to serve as directors of the
Cooperative for the in-coming year.
The directors are: C. A. Alford, Dan
T. McGirt, J. R. Caddell, Mrs. Lucy
Smith, J. McN. Gillis, J. E. Morrison,
P. F. C.—Ethel Sue Gulledge, Jen, Lambert Lewis C. L. Ballance and
“Dear Mr. McNeill:
I beg to advise that J. C. McLaugh
lin. Dean of Agriculture, A. and T.
College, Greensboro, North Carolina,
has been appointed as Junior Defense
Securities i^omotion Specialist for
the State of North Carolina to con
tact the negroes in the State in an
effort to further the sale of War Sav
ings Bonds. At this time he is giving
special attention to the tobacco sales,
and will follow that up with cotton,
You will find that Deputy Admin
istrator McLaughlin is enthusiastic
in this work and anxious to have the
negroes of North Carolina do their
full duty. I trust that you will give
him any assistance possibly in his en
nie Lee, Billy Lester, Eula Hardister,
J. T. Parker, NeUy 'Hjames, Betty
Corporal—James Tapp, Betty Ann
Sgt.—Thomas Alexander, Jane Me
Keithan, Carson Davis, Bobby Lim.
Sec. Lt.—^Lynn Conk, Avery Con
First Lt.—Iris Thomas, Betty Up
church, Mary Sue Upchurch, Florence
1. "Vera Mae Posey.
2. Davis Currie.
3. Floyd McNeill.
Corporals—^Pred Holland, Billie
Holland, Elener Taylor.
Sergeants—Ewell Taylor, London
Yarborough, Mary E. Lytle, G. C
At Bethel Church
After a very inipiring sermon by
the pastor. Rev. CJ W. Pickard, the
following church. I'lfficers were in
stalled Sunday, Nov. 8. They were
Elders, Neill A Clark and Dave Yar.
borough. Four D^nw^ns, Wflmer Mc
Bryde, Evan' Lee Maxwefl
At the close of the meeting prizes
given by local merchants were drawn
those receiving prizes and donor
were: J. M. NortM>—Graybar Elec
tric Co., Durham, N. C., Mrs. J. B.
Regan—Raeford Furniture Co., O.
H. Scull—Hoke Drug Co., Mrs. Annie
Thomas—I. Mann, C. M. Reaves—
Baucom’s Cash Store.
Little Eloise Upchurch daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Upduirch
has recovered nicely from a tonei'-
lectomy performed by Dr. McKay
at Hi^smith Hospital last week.