The Hoke County Newt
^UME XXXVIll NO. 28
HEW YORK—T^ere are high niili-
authorities in America who are
^nvinced Nazi bombers will attack
seaboard. The(y look, for them
fst over Wariiington and New York.
^ Large section^ of the public-may
believe it will happen^ but when
>ydu take a count among important
air autlj^ties, you often get the
answer. “They'll come over. Any time.
Make no mistake about that.'"
And I found a general fading that
when the Nazis do come- there may
be loud cries’of “Pearl Hmrbor." As
one who has seen Nazi planes operate
over Russian dties, over Loudon, in
the Mediterranean, Egypt ^and the
Middle East, I know this could be
very imfair to the Army, and to the
top, officers involved.
■“There is no way to stop a scatter-
e^raid," specialists in air defense
a^ee. They made no bones about this
when I talked with them at inter
ceptor fields from Florida to New
■“It is impossible to have enough
anti-aircraft batteries and interceptor
planes ■to keep off every Nazi at
tacker. All America’s fighting produc
tion would ha've to be retained at
home, where the Nazis would like
to have us keep it, in order to do
(this. And, even then, bombs would
I had been with many of these
same authorities during training pe
riods in Ekigland and in action else,
where. I have just been to their
interceptor fields here. Seeing them
back in ttafe United States, assigned
to our air defense, I asked thgm how
we could expect to dp what is not
done any place in the world, namely,
. djsvelop a shutout against enemy
attack. “We can’t. And theX'Q’azis, of
It is any one’s guess why the Nazis
would come. They cannot attack in
force and they cannot maintain sus
tained raids. But they could try td
set up a hue and cry . among us witg.
their bombs, to pin down here more
oxir fighting materials than s^e
really needed. That would be the chief
military importance of such a mis
sion, providing they could get our
public excited. Their idea would be
to keep us overburdened with air
defense, at far mor cost to us than
Further, they could please the Jax>s
i^i^liation for our raids on Tokio.
far as the German people
are concerned, Herr joaevh Goebels
could not have a better dish to serve
than headlines of “Washington Burn-,
ing. White House on Fire, New York
in Ilames.’’ This ■would be his descrip
tion of the first wisp of smoke, no
matter how small. As the bombing
increased over Germany it would be
worth a lot to Htiler to print it.
Reichsmarshal. Herman Goering
knows how to get planes here. A
squadron can hop from Germany to
the barren stretches of Labrador and
conrn down from there without any
troublji Or miscellaneous planes can
ted at sea. The Gemans
k■with this in American
*th catapult ships Fries^
Schwabenland regularly off
^res before - the war began.
ThSlir new sea raiding cruisers carry
plap^, and of course they can sneak
out aircraft carriers.
TJie answer in Army circles is
simpe. “Of course they can do it.
Our air defense officers are good,
their interceptors are good, their anti
aircraft is good. They, are fully pre-’
pared, and entirely able to repulse
any concerted attack, make it more
expensive than it could possibly be
worth for the Nazis that would give
Herr Goebbels his headlines. And
they can’t stop,any histeria that cries
‘Tearl Harbor” if the Nazis hit the
Capitol or the 'White Housei, or blast
the Brooklyn Bridge.
Hoke Officers Sworn
In On First Monday
As has been the custom for many
biennial years Hoke County Officers
elected at the Nov. election were
sworn in on the first Monday in Dec.
The out-goii)g cterir of the Court
and Hoke County’s esteemed 'Veteran
official, Edgar Hall swore in N. H. G.
Balfour, chairman of County Com
missioner. In turn, other dommiss-
HHiers sworn in were. Hector McNeill,
W. L. Gibson, E. R. Pickier and A. K.
John Cameron was sworn in as
clerk of the court. Miss Ha Graham
as Deputy Clerk.
D. H. Hodgin^ Sheriff.
G. W. Brown, menher of the Leg.
islature and Mjiair Smith, Solicitor.
All officials suhmiitted their bonds,
which were approved.
The board bf Coimty Commissioners
extended congratulations to D. B. Mc
Crary of Asheboro, recently appointed
by Governor Broughton, State High
Ben Currie Home
Talks to Kiwanians
tree Day Rulling
ily Covers Quail
County Game Protector McLean
says numbers of sportmen are asking
if the three day per week quail hunt
ing applies to other game birds and
animals- The new ruling covers only
quail and the other seasons reunnin
? «3j|pvery day bases as heretofore,
l/us^er advises an wdarns that
dove season is ^pCn only for the
month of Dec. A daily bag of ten
. The squirrel season' closes on Jan.
er, Jan. 1st. Quail 'and turkey
ssum and Coon (dogs only)
p van Winkle slept for 20 yrs.
If he had advertised he wouldn’t have
No Fire Crackers
The Hoke County Journal
RAEFOBD, N. C., THURSDAY, DEC. 10th, 1942,
S2.M FEB TEAS
Raeford Kiwanians had a most in.
teresting meeting last week when
Ensign Ben F. Currie of the Naval
Air Corps talked to the Club. lEnsign
Currie is a local boy son of D. S.
Currie of Rt. 2. He has made quite a
name for himself, having been in
combat service for several months,
taking part in three battles on the
Pacific and. spent several we^s at
Henderson Field on Guadacanal. He
has definitely credited to him, three
and probable fourth, Jap Planes.
The CliA enjoyed thoroughly this
first hanefif information,, which was
given in a ffnost unassuming, interest
ing manner. Members of the Club
asked for information on different
things. These questions were answer
ed promptly and to the uoint.
J. B. Thomas arranged this pro
gram and Mr. Thomas had as his
gu'ist D. Scott CuiTie, 'father of the
L. B. Brandon, a charter member
of Raeford Kiwanis was guest of M.
Important business j^ansacted was
a decision to take over the responsi
bility of manning (?) the air raid
station during the day. It was also de
cided to have the installation of of.
fleers and annual Ladies Night on
December 31st . The hour 7:30 in
stead of 7:00. f
Cotton farmers have a big question to decide on Saturday, Decem
ber 12. They will vote on whether they want to keep cotton marketing
quotas another year. If two-thirds of those voting say “yes,” cotton
loans will again be available. But if quotas are rejected, there can
be no loans, according to the law. The loan rate has been raised from
86 to 90 percent of parity. Although there is almost a two-year sup
ply of cotton on hniid, cotton prices have been relatively high this year,
mainly because of the loan.
Dr. Seavy Highsmith
Dies In Fayetteiville
People in this community learned
witii regret of the death of Dr. Seavy
Highsmith in a Fayotteville Hospital
Tuesday morning.. He had been a
practicing physician in Cumberland
county for 42 years. He is survived
by his wife, who was, Miss Ethel John
son, of Red Springs, one daughter
Ethel (Mrs. D. T. Perry and a son
Lt. Seavy Highsmith of Fort Bland-
F^ineral services were conducted
from the First Baptist Church in
Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon. A
number of Raeford people attended
the funeral. Mrs. .Highsmith is a
first cousin of Mrs. Clyde Upohurdi
and Fred Johnson.
Ben Currie Has Been
Invited to Chicago
Lt. (jg) Ben Currie was invited to
Chicago to broadcast Thursday night
(tonight) with four, other buddies.
They are Lt. (jg) M. C. Roaoh of Ok
lohoma, Lt. (jg) D. A. Innis of Mis
souri, Lt. (jg) M. K. Bright of Indi
ana and Lt. E. T. Stover of Indiana.
All of these were in the battle of the
Pacific. Lt. Innis was shot down and
plane burned, but he escaped.
Ben Currie did not go to Chicago,
tho’ the offer was a flattering one.
It would have meant losing about a
week of his precious leave at home.
The broadcast will be at 10 P. M.
Eastern War Time over the Colum
bia Net Work.
This eolmmi will be devoted to
the activities of the Red Cross
chapter of Hoke coasty, Rev. E.
C. Crawford is director the pub
licity for the chapter and will iwe-
pare the copy each ■week. To get
news of your eommnnlty Red Croos
work in this column send your ma-'
terial to Rev. Mr. Crawford.
' RED :q]BQ|^ KIT BAGS "
The Hoke County Chapter of the
American Red Cross has been assign
ed a quota of 400 service bags to be
made and filled for men who are sail
ing overseas. The War Department
has indicated that thousands of the
bags will be needed diming the next
few months if the Red Cross is to ful
fill its agreement to supply every
mari with one as he leaves the count
Material for the kits has bem re
ceived by Mrs. H. A. Cameron, Pro
duction Chairman and Jos^hine HaU,
Home Agent has charge of the cut
The cost of equipping the bag wUl
be $1.00 and the money should be sent
to Mrs. Cameron or Miss Hall. Eadi
bag will contain soap, cigarettes, •writ
ing paper, a book of stories,, razor
blades, a sewing kit and other mis
cellaneous articles. The Red Cross
■will be able to equip the bags at a
price far below that which civilians
could. The name of the person send
ing the money for the equipment and
the local Red Cross Chapter label will
be included In the bag.
Mrs. Cameron says,, “We should
like to have any local agency, club,
cjhurch 'glrt>up, c(v5c organi^JItion,
school or any individual in Hoke
County to contribute toward equip
ping the bags. We have never failed
to meet any requests for service to
our armed forces and we must again
be ready to fill this obligation.”
Material and directions for mak
ing the bags may be obtain from the
Home Agent’s office. Several have
already been distributed. 28 were
carried to the Sanatorium by Mrs. P.
P. McCain. The Presbyterian Auxili
ary received 37 on Monday and Mrs,
Alton Potter’s Circle at PhilUpipi
Church has taken six to make and
It is urgently requested that other
groups as well as Indmduals get the
bags and return them with the $1.00
so that equipment may be ordeiied
The town ■wishes; to cay/ attezition
to the fact that thete is ah ordindhce
against shooting fire crakers In the
Business section of Raeford and that
this ordinance will be enforced, this
Season. The board wa^ unanimoiis
in going on record as being against
the use of fireworks this season as.
being VERY Uiy*ATRIOnC.
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'Many Subscribiions are now due.
It has been 1 year since the bi^y
contest REMEMSflR , PLEASE..
Knitters are wanted ‘and wanted
bad to do Red Cross knittii^. The
Raeford Red Cross Copter has been
asked to make 33 sleeveless sweaters
and 50 muffleia at once. These are
urgntly needed; the wool is here, but
knitters akarce. It is'well to remember
that our boys out doors are cold .and
need these warm things. It is of in-
} Brest to know that this last request
KHu the Red Cross is to goto the boys
St New River, here in pur own store.
Contact Mrs. H. A. Cameron or Mrs.
Report of Women
At War Wedc
The sale of Bonds and stamps in
the county during Women at Wat
Former N. C. Legion Comman
der to Succeed Ben Douglas as
R. L. McMillan of Raleigh, immed
iate past commander of the American
Legion for North Carolina, ■will
succeed Ben E. Douglas former
Charlotte mayor, as state director of
The appointment, announced to.
day by Governor Broughton, will be
effective Deconber 31. The post pays
$4,800 a year.
Douglas submitted his resignation
several weeks ago.
McMillan, a native of Sco(tla(nd county
has practiced law in Raleigh since
The new State Director of Civilian
Defense, Roy McMillan has a large
family connection in Hoke, where
he is well known.
The following pertinent informa
tion is quoted Cram a Proclamation
of the President of the United States:
“The registration of male citizens
of tile United States and other male
persons, who shall have attained the
eighteenth anniversary of tiie day of
their birth during the periods indi
cated below, shaU take place in the
United States between the hours of
9:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M. on the days
hereinafter designated for their re
gistration as follows:
(a) Those who were bom on or
after July 1, 1924, but not after Au.
gust 31, 1924, shall be registered on
any day during the week ctunmenc
ing Friday, December 11, 1942, and
ending Thursday, December 17, 1942;
(b) Those who were bom on or
after September 1, 1924, but not after
October 31, 1924, shall be registered
on any day during the week com
mencing Friday, December 18, 1942,
and ending Thursday, December 24,
(c) Those who were born on or
after November 1, 1924, but not after
December 31, 1924, sh^l be register
ed on any day during the period com
mencing Saturday, December 26,
1942, and ending Thursday, Decem
ber 31, 1942;
(d) During the continuance of the
present war, those who were bom on
or after January 1, 1925, shall be re
gistered on the day they attain the
eighteenth anniversary of the day
of their birth; provided, that if such
anniversary falls on a Sunday or a
legal holiday, their registration shall
take place on the day following that
is not a Sunday or a legal holiday.”
The above registoations will take
place in the Local Board Office in the
Court House at Raeford, N. C.
Please read the above information
carefully, so you will know which
date your registration falls on.
Saturday, Dec. 12th.
The Cotton Referendum will be
Saturday, Dec. 12tti. Youp vote is
needed. Polls open 9:00 A. M. and
close at 5:00 P. M.
The 1943 y an Program -will be in
effect only k .narketing quotas are
voted in by a two-thirds ■ Majority.
Go to one of the polling places for
3mur township, listed below, /and
cast your vote. Those eligible to, vote
are those, persons who produced and
shared in cotton in 1942.
Allendale .Polling place, Allendale
Antioch, Antioch Community House.
Blue Sprinj|-, E^^thel Comanunity
House, C. W. Childress’ Filling Sta
tion, and R.,J. Hasty’s Home.'
Little River, Community House.
'McLauohlin, RotSifish School and
■Wayside Community House.
Quewhiffle,' Ariimont School.
Raeford, Court Hodia (Court Room.)
Stonewall, Dundarrach Community
House, and Arabia.
Very truly yours,
A. S. Knowles, Sec.
Hoke County A. C. A.
L. B. Brandons Will
Move to Oakdale -
«L. B. Brandon will hk'^e charge of
the Oakdale Farm this He and
Mra Brandon have been hare foi;
about two weeks looking over the
situation. He was formerly Hoke
County’s Farm Agent and his many
friends are glad to welcome him back
to the county. They congratulate
Mrs. Johnson on securing such an
Stores Will Receive
Old Nylon and
Sir . Stockings
Warii Nylon and Silk hose and
leave at any of the Raeford Dry
Good Stores. They will bundle and
mail to headquarters. They get no
pay for this, neither is there any pay
for the stockings. Your PAY will
be Victory in this war. Your Gov
ernment wants the Stockings.
Week was most encouraging. They
report that $17,000 worth were sold.
Carl Morris Now
At the regular meeting of town
oommissioners Monday night Carl
Morris was elected Mayor to fill un
finished term of Dr. G. W. Brown,
iriio resigned to take office of Re
presentative from Hoke County to
the State Legislative.
Mr. Morris has served as commiss
ioner since June 1931 and has render,
ed a great service to town in capacity
of commissioper. Ha has always had
the best interest of the town at heart
and progress may be expected during
his administration of the town’s af
Brought Before Judge
McQueen in Recorder’s
Court. Several Serious
Review of Gasoline
Holders of ODT Certificates of War
Necessarity who did not receive suf
ficient gasoline rations for conducting
their businesses or farm operations,
can have their certificates revised to
meet their actual needs, according to
a recent announcement by G. T. Mus
selman. District Manager, at a ineeing
Saturday m Fayetteville, which was
attended by several local CFT com-
The plan as outlined by Mr. Mussel-
man si as follows: The certificate
holder may present his certificate to
gether with a statement of his leg
itimate needs to the local AAA office;
located in the coimty office building,
will assist the certificate holder in
filling out his blank for a revised
certificate, and will take up the cert
ificate now held these will be mailed
to the district office in Wilmington,
and a new certificate will be made up
and sent to the truct owner, allowing
gasoline rations in line with the act
It is pointed out by local CFT com
mitteemen that it is not necessary to
make a special trip to the AAA office
to obtain this revision. Truct owners
are advised, instead, to come at their
leisure and to use their present rat
ion to inaintain their operations with
the knowledge that a reirisioh of the
ration will positively be made on the
basis of the actual need.
In cases where it is necessary, cert
ificate holders may see any one of the
local CFT committeemen, whose
names follow; J. B. Womble, chair
man, T. B. Upchurch, Jr., T. D. Potter,
C. W. Childrass,and M. C. Dew.
One thing made clear at the Fay
etteville meeting is the necessary for
filling out the back of the certificate.
This information is necessary and
certificate holders must keep recoW
as asked for, showing mileage, num
ber of trips, etc., made each week,
le was emphasized that k^ing this
record (s very important.
John Sig Frye was charged with
two offendes, attempting to rape
and assault with a deadly weapon.
This was continued until next week,
John Allen Roper was charged.witii
violating prohibition law. He plead
guilty and judgement was 30 days on
payment of cost.
John Moore was charged with as
sault -with deadly weapon on female.
He plead guilty. On recommendatton
of solicitor judgement was suspended
on payment of $10 to prosecuting ■wit
ness, court costs and good behavior
for 12 months.
Helen Grooms, Alias McFadyen
was charged with assault with dead
ly weapon. It was cxintinued on dcxrt-
Hmanual Harrington, Hartman
Kirk, James Scurlock, Aaron Uoyd,
were all charged writh being drunk
and disordererly. All four plead
guilty. Judgement was 30 days sus
pended on payment of CMst.
Edd McRae was charged ■with as
sault with deadly weapon. Plead guil
ty. Prayer for judgement was con-
inued dri pasmient of cost.
C. B. Huff was charged with kill
ing a doe deer. He plead guilty and
was fined $50, Cost. Hunting licence
was revoked for the remainder of
Circles Will Meet
The Circles of the Raeford Presby
terian Church will meet Monday,
December l4th., as follows:
Circle No. 1, Mrs. H. W. B. Whitley,
chm., with Mre. W. L. Pcxile at 3:30
Circle No. 2., Sirs. D. H. Hodgrn,
chm., with Mn. GB. Rowland at
Circle. No. 3, Mrs. Auswell Graham,
chm., with Mrs. Clarence Lytdi at
Circle No. 4, Mrs. Heihert McBiei-
than, chm., with Mrs. Arch Gr^am
at 3 o’clock.
Circle No.5, Mrs. A. K. Stevens,
chm., with Mrs..M. L. McKeithan at
Circle No. 6, Mrs. J. A. Baucom,
chm. with Mrs. G. W. Williamson at
Circle No. 7, Mrs. Roland Coving
ton, chm., with Mrs. Lawrenc* Mc
Neill at 3:30 o’clock.
Circle No. 8, Mrs. H. K. Holland,
chm. with Mrs. D. J. Ray at 3:30
No Selectee 38
Years Old or Over
This Local Board has received in
structions from the State Director
Of Selective Service, not to forward
for induction any selectee who is 38
years or over. All Orders to Report
for Induction issued to selectees to
report for induction cm Dec^ 11, 1942,
who has attained their 38th birth
day, has 'been canceli'ed.
FEDERAL LAND OFFICE OPENS
Mr. Pearson and stenogropher are
Diow in the Federal Land Office in
tile Court House. This office is in the
Jury room. Adjustments, purchases
and surveying for Army Camps and
and Air Ports in a ra^us of which
Raeford is the emter 'will be looked
after by this office. ,
Merchants of Raeford
Decide on Holidajrs
A petition was circulated among
the town merchants this week which
met -with the heartiest suppcnrl It
was that the Stores Close from
Thursday, Dec. 24tii tin Monday,
Dec. 28to; that means there ■WiU be
two holidays—Friday the 2S1h and
Saturday the 26th.
The merchants also deended that
from Jan. 1st, 1943, till Mar^ 1st,
1943, that all stores would close week
ni^ts at 6 o’clock and cm Saturday
nights at 10 o’ckxh.
G. C. Lyttle and Family
Buy Antioch Farm
G. C. Lyttle, cme of Hoke County^
best and most successful farmers, ■who
has supervised for Julian Johnson
for years and has lived at Oakdade
farm, has boui^t two farms in the
Antioch section. One is known as
the Skipper place, on ri^thaad
side of the road to Red
beyond the school. It is
he will move with his ft
Rev. and Mrs. E. C.
were called to Ayden Saturdo^.
account of ^ deethr of Mrs,>:Craw^