The Hoke County New
! HOKE COUNTY'S
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII. No. 35
Cotton Part In War
Impresses Local Men
Tommie Upchurch, Benton Thom
as, Cecil Dew and Fred Johnson at
tended the meeting of the National
Cotton Council in Memphis, Tenn.,
on Monday and Tuesday of last week.
This meeting was one of the most
important since the organization of
the council Ave years ago, and was
so considered by the government
who sent a number of its ranking
department of agriculture men to the
meeting. All the usual convention
"frills" were eliminated, and the
meeting was confined strictly to bus
inses which took less than two days.
The Army Quartermaster Corps
had a rather large exhibit at 1 the
meeting showing all the uses the
Army is making of cotton. This ex
hibit showed unquestionably that
cotton is second only to steel as a
commodity in helping to win the
war, anl this general theme was
much emphasized during the meet
ing. The phenominal success of the
Cotton Council since its founding
was evident in its annual report,
and visitors to the meeting were
cnuch impressed with the character
of the leadership of the Council. Mr.
Oscar Johnston, president, has sur
rounded himself with a staff of
leaders in their respective fields, and
talks from most of these men pro
foundly impressed the large member
ship of the council in attenlance at
the meeting from Virginia to Cali
fornia. At the meeting of the North Carolina-Virginia
unit of the Council,
Tommie Upchurch, who has been
chairman since the organization,
asked that he not be reelected in
view of his several years' service,
and suggested, too, that another in
terest rather than producer, be rec
ognized in choosing the chairman.
The unit then expressed its appre
ciation to Mr. TJPchurcn 'or 8 Jb
well done, particularly in organiza
tion, and acceded to his request,
electing R. G. Eubanks, manager of
the Southern Cotton Oil Company
in Charlotte, as chairwian. Mr. Eu
banks represents the crusher inter
est. Mrs. Ina Bethune
Records For Hoke
Mrs. Ina Bethune has been ap
pointed Collector of War Records for
The appointment made by
the Civilian Defense Committee for
Hnkp fonntv is a wise one.
E. D. Johnson, former principal off
the Raeford schools is State Co-or-dinator
of War Records and has his
office in Raleigh.
The Slate Library in Raleigh is
preserving all State newspapers that
have been published since Pearl
It will be Mrs. Eethune's duties to
assemble accounts of all outstanding
events, scrap drives, civilian defense
activities, names of men promoted
to high positions in the armed forces
or to outstanding civilian posts, cas
Any outstanding letter from sol
diers may be turned over to her.
MR. REAVES VERY ILL
L. E. Reaves, Sr., continues ser
iously ill in Highsmith hospital. The
family is gravely concerned over his
The Raeford Presbyterian Church
is getting out a News-Letter, Mimeo
graphed, to Presbyterian boys in the
service. They plan to get it out
AIR RAID WARNINGS FOR
WARNING SIGNAL A series
of repeated short blsU on the fire
siriea. This win be the warning
for an actual raid or for a. practice
alert. If at night It means an In
stant and complete blackout
ALl.-CLEAR SIGNAL One
Ion blast of the siren.
Death of Mrs.
John F. McFadyen
FORMER RAEFORD WOMAN
PASSES IN CUMBERLAND
Fayetteville. Mrs. Mary Parker
McFadyen, widow of John F. Mc
Fadyen, of Cumberland County died
in a Fayetteville hospital Tuesday
She was a daughter of Phillip and
Caroline Fletcher Parker of Marl
boro County, S. C.
Surviving are two brothers, Lewis
and Joshua Parker, of Raeford; a
sister, Mrs. Callie Plummer of Mc
Coy, S. C; and the following step
children: J. Scott McFadyen, may
or of Fayetteville, D. W. McFadyen,
Florence, S. C, Mrs. A. J. Ramsey,
of Marshall, Mrs. Harry E. Black,
John F. McFadyen, and Duncan Mc
Fadyen of Fayetteville, Mrs. J. A.
Baucom and Mrs. Herbert McKei
than. of Raeford and Mrs. Preston
i Kelly of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the
home of John F. McFadyen on Mor
ganton Road in 71st Township. In
terment was in the Raeford came-
Uery, where her husband is buried.
The late Mr. and Mrs. McFadyen
lived in Raeford for a number of
years, living in the house now occu
pied by C. P. K inlaw. They moved
from here to Cumberland County.
Mr. McFadyen died several years
Hoke County Farm
W. R. Adcox, Raeford, N. C, Rt.
N. H. G. Balfour, Lumber Bridge,
N. C, Route 1.
Belton Beasley, Shannon, N. C,
L. A. Biggs, Shannon, N. C, Route
W. M. Brock, Raeford, Route 2.
W. I. Culbreth, Lumber Bridge, N.
T 'M. Culbreth, Raeford, Route.
G. Capps, Fayetteville, N. C,
. J. Dalton, Raeford.
Aaron Fuller, Lumber Bridge, Rt.
Mrs. Mattie Gibson, Shannon, N.
C., Route 1.
W. L. Gibson, Red Springs, N. C,
R. H. Gibson, Shannon, N. C,
R- J- Has(y' Red Springs
J. W. Hasty,
Shannon. N. C.
Maxton, N. C.
J. A. Jones, Lumber Bridge, N. C,
T. W. Jones, Shannon, N. C, Route
A. S. Knowles, Raeford.
(Contiued On Page Eight)
NEW MEMBERS OF GRANGE
TO GET JOURNAL FREE
The News-Journal is anxious to en
courage membership In The Grange
and the Farm Bureau. Every new
member who does not take the News
Journal now will be given . a free
subscription. This offer will last 60
Since the ban on pleasure driv
ing there is more time for reading,
so come in and select some of the
Men of Albemarle, by Inglis Flet
cher, like Raleigh's Eden, is a story
of the early days of North Carolina.
In Beyond Surrender, Marian
Sims has written a story of the Re
construction period in South Caro
lina. Get Thee Behind Me is another
best seller by Hartzrll Spence, au
thor of One Foot in H eaven.
The Robe, by I.l iyd C. Douglas, is
an impressive and powerful story.
This s My Best, is an anthology in
which the authors cnonse what they
think is their brst work, and give
their reasons for their selections.
RAEFORD, N. C
Few Cases Before
SAME OLD CHARGE IN RE
CORDER'S COURT TUES.
Joe Goodman and Sylvester Gil
lis were each charged with violating
prohiition law. Both pled guilty.
Goodman's sentence of four months
on roads was suspended on payment
of cost and good behavior for twelve
The Gillis woman was sentenced
to sixty days in jail suspended on
payment of cost and good behaviof
for twelve imonths.
Otis Moore's sentence of sixty days
on reads for driving a car while un
der influence of liquor was suspend
ed on paying of cost, a $50 fine, and
promise of good behavior for twelve
George Baker and Mag Baker
were charged with assault. The case
was nol prossed. Bill Ross also
charged with assault, had sentence
suspenaed on payment of cost.
Meeting Of Ration
Board Held Last
REPORTS ON TIRES, GAS,
OIL FOR COOKING, ETC.
The Tire Board met Monday night
anq 'allotted all of the January tire
and tube quota for the county. Those
who got tires andor tubes have been
notified by mail.
F. B. Sexton, member of the Hoke
County War Price and Ration Board,
who has been sick, is able to be out
again. He was able to attend the
meeting Monday night.
The Community Service member
Of the War Price and Ration Board
and the Community Service Com
mittee, will be called to Raleigh
within a few days to receive instruc
tions in regard to Point Rationing.
Point rationing will include a much
larger number of items than was at
All gas books that have been ap
proved have been mailed.
The War Price and Rationing
Board urgently rMiests everybody
to be extremely ca nSv-bnut pleas
'ure driving.. Peact t- I -,vrs have
been requested to an ., keepii-g a
close check on all driving. The
Board hopes that it will not have to
recall any gas allotments. People
whose patriotism is greater than
their selfishness will follow both the
spirit as well as the letter of the anti-pleasure
Chairman W. D. Brown, of the
Fuel Oil Board announces that all
persons who use oil for cooking pur
poses will be notifiel by mail as to
what day to report to the office of
the Board to secure their new ra
tion. Please watch for these notices
in the mail.
"STARS AND STRIPES" TO
AID BRITISH ORPHANS
"Stars and Stripes," the official
newspaper of the U. S. armed forces,
s sponsoring a War Orphans' Fund
to assist British children left or
phans as a result of the war.
A drive is under way to raise
$200,000 among officers asd men in
the American forces to aid 500 chil
dren. Under the plan, each child se
lected for assistance will receive
$400 at the rate of $80 for five years.
The American Red Cross will ad
minister the fund.
During the first World War, a sim
ilar fund raised by American troops
helped 3,000 orphans in France.
Lets Have A News Letter Every Week
To Every Boy In The Armed Service
The NEWS-JOIRNAL would like
to see some plan worked out where
by a News Letter, with concentrated
News NO ADS could go out from
the entire community to every boy
in the service every week.
If the different civic clubs,
fhurches and Miss Jnscphine Halt
representing the County Clubs,
would put vheir heads together and
work out some plan for the Editor.
THURSDAY, FEB. 4th, 1943
,. T" .
The Order, Departing Complete
ly From Any Issued So Far,
Sets Up Lists of Activities and
Job-Occupations Which Are
to Be "Non-Deferrable" Re
gardless of Dependents; Men
38 or Older Advised to Make
Transfer, as Top Draft Age 37
May Be Raised at Any Time.
Washington, Feb. 2. Dependency
draft deferment even for men with
children will be wiped out for
countless thousands under a new or
der issued by the War Manpower
Commission's Selective Service bu
reau today to take effect April 1.
Designed to i'rpel transfer of
draft eligwlas from non-essential to
essential . .jrk, the order depart
ing comple-ely from any issued so
Washington, Feb. 2 War Man.
power Commissioner Paul V. Mr.
Nutt told the House military
Committee "today that "by the
end of this year 10 out of 14 of
the able-bodied men between the
ages of 18 and 38 will be in the
McNutt made the statement
during discussion of the college
training program being worked
out for the armed services.
In reply to questions of com
mittee members he stipulated
that the men in that age group
would be serving "as fighting
men" by the end of this year.
He explained that his figures
Included only "those who can
pass the physical requirements of
the armed services."
"Do you mean that three
fourths of the able bodied men
between 18 and 38 will be in the
army or the navy?" asked Repre
sestative Brooks (D-a.)
"Yes, sir," McNutt replied.
far sets up a list of activities and
job-occupations which are to be
'non-deferrable," regardless of de
pendents after April 1.
Rental Office To Be
Opened On Fridays
Francis Clark, in charge of Rent
Control for the Fayetteville area, an.
nounces that Mrs. Kate Covington's
time for keeping a branch of the
rental office open has expired. From
now on the office in Rationing Board
offices will be open only every Fri
day from 9:30 A. M. till 12. Those
wanting rent adjustments can at.
tend to it at this time.
THE J. I. THOMAS' MOVE
J. I. Thomas, manager of Reaves
Drug Store, and family, who have
been living in the Roland CovingVin
apartment, have moved into the
house recently vacated by Mrs. R.
A. Matheson, Sr. L. E. Reaves, Jr.,
bought the house from Grady Leach,
the house has been completly rvno
vatcd. Kiwanians Hear
Mrs. Mary E. Pegram, field rep
resentative of the American Red
Cross, addressed Kiwanians at their
meeting last Thursday night. She
discussed local, national and inter
national Red Cross.
She complimented Mr. Crawford
and his service committee for the
work that they were doing in put
ting soldiers and ther families and
friends in touch with each other.
ial Work, this could be printed on
a letter size double folder with one
side of the folder left blank for the
address. Either this way or In an
envelope. It could go as first-class
mail, getting there much quicker and
meeting all govermcnt regulations
which have bees drastically tighten,
ed on newspapers sent overseas.
Think this over and let's talk it
over. For (hose boys do love the
Infantile Paralysis Drive
Way Over Top
Boy Scouts Backing
Hoke County (merchants and
schools and Boy Scouts this week are
backing America's wartime food ra
tioning program, announced Mr.
Ryan McBryde, Chairman of the
War Price and Rationing Board. The
students of Hoke County schools and
the Boy Scouts are delivering pos
ters "Canned Foods Are Vital to
Victory" to food stores.
Mr. White, principal and scout
master, is managing the distribu
tion of these patriotic posters which
request people not to buy more can
ned foods than are needed and ex
plain that all people must report the
amounts of canned and bottled foods
on hand before they can get War Ra
tion Book No. 2.
' Mr. McBryde asks that all food
merchants display this poster in a
Raleigh, Feb. 2. Dissension arose
today in the joint education com
mittee over a measure by Rep. Urn
stead of Orange to provide for an
optional nine-months public school
term, and the matter was carried
over until Wednesday.
Lieut. Gov. R. L. Harris vigorous
ly opposed passage of the measure
to make the lengthened term Imme-
diately effective. "I am just as anx-
ious as any of you for every school
child in North Carolina to have a
nine months term," he said, "but a
state supported and state adminis-
tered optional school term cannot be
made a success and this is not the
right time to do experimental work."
X X X X
' Under present conditions a sat-
isfactory eight months term cannot
be operated. I know and you will
agree that there is much room for
improvement in the present system.
"It seems unreasonable to sup
pose that we can have the war bonus
and the increased salaries and the
nine months term on top of that.
"Unfortunately I think the gen
eral assembly is riding on a wave of
exaggerated ideas without giving
much thought to either the cost or
the terrible war conditions now ex-
"I respectfully urge that you give!
serious consideration to the passage
of the nine months bill and make it
become effective July 1, 1945."
To which Umstead responded:
Rep Ward of Craven urged that
the nine months term be adopted
now, and Rep. Dcllinger of Gaston
said cne school official had told
him of 137 changes in the teacher
personnel n the last year, compared
with a normal change of 20.
On motion of Senator O'Berry of
Wayne, and supported by Rep. Tay
lor of Wayne, the joint education
committee was dissolved by Senator
Horton of Martin, who was presid
ing. The House committee imme
diately went into session. presioVd
over by Rep. Reynolds of Buncombe,
and Utr.stead asked that his bill be
immediately voted upon. But Rep.
Turner of Guilford moved for ad
journment and his motion was de
feated 30-18. Rep. Taylor then said
he had heard there was going to be
an attempt to railroad the bill and
he thought the members should
have time to thoroughly consider it.
Umstead's substitute motion to ad
journ until tomorrow morning was
MR. AND MRS ROLAND
FUNERAL OF SISTER
Mrs. J. P. McRae. of Laurinburg.
oldest sister of Roland Covington
and the late W. T. Covington of Rae
ford died in Mcmoral Hospital.
Charlotte 1.-st Wednesday night.
funeral services were conducted
in Laurinburg Friday morning at
11 o'clock anri iite-incn.; was in the
cemrti ry there. Mrs. McRaf 's (Lil
Covir.fon) Inland died many
years ago. She is survived by two
sons, .Tame? V.. of Lanrirburg, and
Roderick of New York; four sisters,
S2.00 PER YEAR
As was predicted by this paper
Crawford Thomas and Dave Hodgin,
Chairmen, put the Infantile Paraly
sis drive well over the top. Hoke's
quota was $137 and $267.62 was rais
ed. Rev. Mr. Crawford assisted with
raising the funds in the schools by
offering a prize to the class leading
in each school. The result of this
and the way the money was raised
Coin Collectors. $23.31.
Sanatorium anl Quewhiffle, $32.16.
Silver City, $11.05 (Colored).
Leach Spring Baptist, $3.09 (Col
Sales of Tabs, $17.45.
Upchurch School, $10.29. Fresh
men Class leadng $3.01.
Raeford High, $6.85. Mrs. Mr
Donald's Class leading $1.85.
Raeford Grammar, $11.22. Fourth
Grade leading $2.50.
With Our Boys
In The Service
i Mrs. Eli Wishart has , received
tiew4 ftttPHer husband, who recently
I returned to Trinidad from the States,
is now L. Colonel Wishart.
j The following Hoke County boys
j (white) were inducted at Fort Bragg
j on Friday, January 29: William M.
! Davis, William H. McBryde, James H.
Ferguson, Julian B. McKeithan, Ed.
ward H. Taylor, John D. McPhaul,
j Eugene Watson, Paul L. Davis, Ray-
j mond L. Clark, Wade D. Pittman,
' Robert Locklear.
A number of boys reporting that
same day were rejected for physical
AFRTC, Ft. Knox, Ky Jessie N.
Gulledge, husband of Mrs. Rosa S.
Gulledge, Raeford, N. C, has been
prmooted from Private to Corporal at
the Armored Force Replacement
I Training Center. Cpl.' Gulledge has
j been in service a short time, and has
I risen rapidly.
Hal Clark has joined the Navy.
It is reported that Hal made the best
grade on his examination that has
yet been made in the Raleigh re
cruiting office. lie is stationed at
John K. McNeill, Jr., and Ed left
recently for. service in the army.
John K. is in Glcndalc. Cal., at the
Curtis Wright Technical Institute.
F.d is getting his training at Camp
Jeptha Peelc recently passed his
examinations and was accepted in
the Naval Aviation school. He is
Tech. Corp. George L. Caddell
spent a few days this week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Wick
Ime, of Raeford Route 2.
James W. Baxley, Jr., is with the
U. S. Navy and stationed at Bain
MISS MYRTLE GILLIS
DIES IN GREENSBORO
Mrs. W. E. Blue and Mrs. G. M
Moon went to Greensboro last week
when Mr. Blue's niece, Miss Myrtle
Gillis died. Miss Lou se Blue and
Miss Josephine Hall attended th
burial services at Lake View Satur
Miss Alice Covington, of Laurin
burg, Mrs. Erwin and Mrs. F. P.
James, of Laurinburg, and Mrs. W.
A. Cade, of Goldsboro: two brothers,
Roland Covington, of Raef-rd, and
Pclham Covington of Kalei ;h. Mr.
and Mrs. Roland Covineton and
i Mary Stewart and Mrs. W. T. Cov-
Lington attended the funeral.