The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII. No. 37
KAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, FEB. 18th, 1913
S2.00 PER YEAR
y Rev. J. E. Reamy
O kcepts Call In
Rev. . E. Reamy, pastor of the
Raefotd Baptist Church for seven
years, r t accepted a call to Lincoln
County. He will live in the little
town of Crouse and will have a
char.TP ccnsisting of four churches.
Mr. Reamy stated th::t when he went
to look over the place he was very
much pleased. He liked the people
and the churches and the pa tor's
home, which is a nice new and mod
ern br.ck house. The idea of living
in the rolling hills of the famous
Piedmont section of North Carolina
also rppcalcd to him.
Mr. Re;imy is a native of Mary
land but his wife is from South Car
olina. His sermons have been some
of the .'t.onge t ever hcatd in Rae
ford. He possesses a briM ant mind
and is a :nan of educational ability.
He offered his resignation to the
churcirs in Raeford uni Wfgram
last fail and hoped that litis church
would be able to get a satisfactory
pastoi before leaving for his new
The Rcamys recently were much
bereaved by th edeath of an
They made many friends in Raeford
who hate to see them leave.
Faces Light Docket
-Lonnie Locklear and Eddie Jack
son charged with violating road
laws, pled guilty, were sentenced to
30 days on roads, sentence suspend
ed on payment of costs.
Maggie Bell Blue was charged
with larceny, a plea of not guilty,
but the verdict was guilty. She was
sentenced to 30 days in a l which
was suspended on payment of costs.
Lahon Hasty was up for being
.funk and disorderly. -He pled guil
ty, was given 30 days, which was
suspended on paying a fine of $10
and costs and good behavior for 12
months. He was h'red to A. V. Saun
ders by County Commissioners.
I C. Cunningham was also hired
by County Commissioners to A. V.
Saunders. He pled guilty to the
(charge of resist'jig arrest and as
sault. Sentence of four months on
roads was suspended on payment of
costs including $5 for officers and a
promise of good behavior for 12
PAPER LATE LAST
WEEK W II Y ?
An infinitesimal piece of The
News-Jeurnal linotype broke last
Tuesday night. This caused the de
lay n last week's paper, which did
not go to press until Friday. This
Was absolutely unavoidable.
k. a. Mcdonald sick
K. A. McDonald, superintendent
'of Hoke schools, has been confined
to his home for over ten days on ac
count of sickness. He was unable to
accompany members of the Ration
ing Board and Cvilinn Defense
'Committe to Raleigh Tue day.
Southern Tobacco Men Assured Price
Ceilings Will Not Be Imposed On
Flue-Cured Leaf On Grade Basis
Greenville, N. C, Feb. 15. South
ern tobacco men were a'ssured today
there would be no imposition of
price ceiling on a grade basis in
flue-cured tobacco markets, and that
there would be little change in the
price ceiling procedure enforced
the 1942 selling season.
The assurance was contained in
letter from Charles E. Gage, chief
of the United States Department ot
Agricu'ture's price ceilings d vision.
Gace said his department would
not recommend the grade basis for
price ceilings, because it would mean
i addition of hundreds of tobacco
apectors, and Federal inspection of
i ubac-o would have to be inst tuted
n each of the flue-cured markets.
He ndded that the Office of Price
Administration would not establish
the f-'ce ceilings on a grade basis
without the concurrence of the De-partr-cnt
"V have no intention of recom
m,i',: that the pr.ee ceilings on
flue-ei "ed, if any, be made on a
grade bisis," Gagt said. "A price
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ti-t,.- ,. Uy 1,ur,,nu "I Hulilie Keltit,n U. 8 Wai lippi.. V, ;1h :i (
IttJhV 1M rRr.NCH MOROCCO This is a composite photograph. The President is not .al ii
Ing the Flag yet. When it passes he uncovers and gives the civilian's salute with his hat held over
his heart. Here he greets American soldiers who are standing on the side lines among parked jeeps.
Air Raid Warning
Headquarters of the Fourth Ser.
vice Command has a change In Air
Raid.. Warning.. Signals... effective
February 17, 1943, as follows
"BLUE" Warning, which means a
PROBABLE raid in the vicinity, to
const, t of a two-minute steady blast
of the siren. This warning Is a pre
"RED" Warning, which means an
actual raid, and., will follow . the
"Blue" warning... .This "Red" warn-
lng will consist of a series of short
blasts of the siren, and will last
about two minutes. Blackout con- J
ditions immediately follow.
"WHITE" signal, which Is an all
clear signal. This signal will be
heard In Raeford aa a comparatively
short signal blast of the siren, after
which normal activity will be re
sumed, and lights will go on, if at
night... The "All Clear" will also be
broadca t over all radio stations.
The State-wide test blackout will
probably come soon, local officials
point out, and the warning signals
as outlined above, will be used.
Illness In Family
Brings Bur gin Home
Washington, Feb. 15. Congress
W. O. Burgin of the Eighth North
Carolina district left toay for Lex
ington to be at the bedside of his
father- n-law, J. H. Greer, aged 88,
who is critically ill.
Mrs. Burgin left ye terday to be
with her father.
J. Henry Greer, leading merchant,
banker and church official and fath
er of Mrs. W. O. Burgin, died in
Lexington Monday afternoon and
the funeral was held Wednesday
ceiling on a grade ba is cannot be
establishi-d except there be a com
plete inspection service covering all
flue-cured markets. Our inspection
service does not cover all the mar.
kets, and it ' highly unlikely that
we could obtain a sufficient number
of inspectors to ixake that degree of
expmsion this year.
"Fven if we were to obtain suf
ficient inspector i," lie continued, "I
still .vir.ild ntt recommend grade
ccilitv..', because the strains Impos
ed upoi the nspector personnel are
such th.-.t new men with only brief
experience in our work should not
be subjected to thrm.
"ReTi'rdless of these considera
tions. we tiould hesitate to recom
mend grade ceili""s if the growers
wfre i'tprsed to them."
Gaj?'s statement came as a com
mittee of tobacco men from four
sov'.he-n tobacco (Towing states was
prervrme to go t- Washington to
oppose any change in price ce ling
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IVitets American Soldiers
On the Emh.uM Pbrrcs of Hor!la Africa
FACTS! - POINT RATIONING! - FACTS!
BEGINS MARCH 1st.
Freeze Period begins February 22, goes to February 28th,
Book Number 2 will be issued
Book Number 1.
Registration Places: Every school in Hoke County.
Dates for Registration: Thursday, 25th; Friday, 26th; Sat
Hours of Registration: 2:30 P. M. till 8 on Thursday and
Friday. 9:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. on Saturday.
Registration for Little River Township will also be at Little
River Community House. Same days and hours.
POINT RATIONING TO BE EXPLAEMED
A meeting which the general public is expected to attend
will be held in every school house in Hoke County at 7:30 P. M.,
Wednesday, February 24. Point Rationing will be explained.
MERCHANTS WILL BE INFORMED ON POINT RATIONING
FRIDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 19th
At the Court House at 8 o'clock. Merchants from all over the coun
ty are urged to attend.
White, Indians and Colored, this includes teachers and vol
unteers will be instructed as to their duties Saturday morn
ing at 10 o'clock at the court house. Members of the Rationing
Board and Communtiy Service attended meetings in Raleigh
Tuesday when they were given final instructions.
Customer's Declaration Form appears in this week's NEWS
JOURNAL. CUT IT OUT.
Growth of USO
The USO, In cooperation with the
community, began operating in the
Raeford Armory in July, 1942. Op
erations were begun with the view
of providing a dance on Saturday
niirht and dormitory fac lities. The
Armory was furnished for this ser
vice, and the necessary equipment
for conduct of this program was in
Shortly after the operations be
gan, a division of men was encamp
ed a few miles from Raeford. The
increased demands for :ervice to the
men called for opening the club daily
as well as the -week-ends. In addi'
tion, to the recreational program of
dances, socials and home hospitality,
shower and rest room service be
came increasingly important. Th
number of showers provided per
month steadily increased from
around a hundred to two thou ana
per month. In October, which was
probably the busiest month, over
1800 servicemen were entertained
through dances, socials, conducted in
Ihe T'SO club and sociils conducted
by the churches. Showers were pro-
provided for two thousand, and 1808
ra:or blades were distributed fo,
much-needed shaves. Emergency
deeping quarters were set up for 275
men In addition, a mobile unit
showing motion pi t'ires to the men
in the :',"ld worket out of Raeford
club. This mobile unit, n several
mo'h;;, showed n-.ov.es to more than
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during that week to all who hold
New York, Feb. 15. Nearly all
present production of paper is es
sential for military and civilian use,
Donald R. Gay, director of the in
dustrial commodities division of the
Office of Civilian Supply, told the
annual convention of the American
Paper and Pulp association today.
"Our best estimate," Gay said, "is
that essential requirements over
all, for all types of paper and paper
board are somewhat below today's
tclal production. That doqs not
mean that we are in-isting that pro
duction be brought down to this
level. We do not advocate curtail
ment merely for the sake of curtail
ment." Gay said the late t estimate of
pulpwood supplies indicate barely
enough to produce "the quantities of
paper and paper board we believe
will be needed before the year is
' Even if the present estimates are
met it appears that there will not
be enough pulpwood and pulp to
keep all mills in operation at a rea
sonable level," Gay said.
Ernest Campbell of Hoke Auto Co.
whci is n Hig'-mith's hospital, Fay
etteville contin' er quite f 'ck, though
his general co" i-tirm is reported bet
ter. His illnc is thought to be an
aftermath of ' e flu. Mrs. Camp
bell is in Fay'-v -ville with her husband.
Raeford US9 Cfcb
Li; rl'cvton. Feb. 12. Vinirent !
Redmond of Lumborton bevan v.-o'lt;
today as manager of tire Raef.'.rd j
USO cliib which is operated us a i
branch of the Ray Avenue club of ;
Fayettevil'.e inder the direction of
Ci'orge Wilson. The Raeford club, I
which wrs operated at p'
i:ime time as the local clut
ted in the Raeford armory
operation has been highly s
Mr. Redmond served as mar.
of the local USO club until its
crntion was takin over by the tov
l.'ist week a':d in that ean.iritv wa
highly commended by Maxton anil
Fo'-t Bragg oflt'eers, as well as Lt.
F. I'. Cassidy cf the lncal engineer-
i:ni!. fr-r his ff arts and cooperat'TC aid. Jr., was selected to hr.nrlle this
th.-.t contributed toward helping the in the future. All soldiers locking
wrvice offices at those bases solve for living quarters and wanting in
ecre:'.tii Tal problems for men un-i formation will contact Nc 11 A.
der their er n.mand.
The Raeford USO sponsored a
dance Tuesday night, February 16,
from 8:30 till 11:30 at USO Hall. Mu
sic was furnished by 82nd Air Borne
Division, 504 Parachute Orchestra
uncler the direction of Sgt. Edward
Poland. One hundred and fifty boys
from Maxton Air Base were enter
tained by ; eventy-five girls from
Raeford and Wagram. The boys
were under the direction of 1st Lt.
Frank Earl and 2nd Lt. Howard
Refreshments consisting of punch,
cookies, and sandwiches, were serv
ed by the USO Refreshment Com.
The Officer in charge of the Dance
was Captain George Childs. Chape
rones were Mrs. J. C. Thomas, Mrs.
J. W. Currie and Mrs. N. B. Blue.
by K. A. McDonald
All of the schools of Hoke County
will cooperate with the War Price
and Ration Board in registering
Hoke County's 15,000 citizens and
issuing their War Ration Book.
The County Superintendent has
been notified by the State Textbook
purchase and Rental Commis ion
that Hoke County is now on a self-
sustaining basis and that any profit
that will now accrue to the county
may be fpent for library books or
supplementary readers. It is hoped
that greater care than ever will be
taken of the free and rental books
as all damaged or lost books will de
duct from any amount we might
have to rpend for thse additional
The Hoke County Educo Club will
hold a business moet ng Monday ev
ening at 7 o'clock at the Hoke High
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Cameron on Monday night, Febru
ary 15, a son, Thomas Upchurch, Jr.
Mrs. Cameron and son are at Marl
boro County hosp.tal, Bennettsville,
Letter of Appreciation From Africa
Soldiers' Center In Raeford
In Africa, Jan. 3, 1943.
Dear Miss Boycc and Mrs. Currie:
I thought that you would like to
know that our thoughts are in Rae
ford today and have been for many
days. I therefore want to take this
opportunity, regardless of how late
I may be, of wishing you both a vsry
Happy New Year, and also to remind
you that what was done for us dur
ing our stay in Carolina, was much
appreciated not only by this sol
dier, but by many more from my
It may seem strange to receive
this solitary letter after so long, but
in truth, we have beem under strict
censorship and our movements just
have to be kept secret.
Now, at long last I can tell you
that we are here in Africa but vhen
we arrived and how much we enjoy
th s country is not important now.
We are having a lot of fun which, as
y6u know, plays a bi part in the
morale of a foldier and many of us
have already been privileged to see
towns and cities near our camp.
J 'H.J' A
Fcinn Bureau Talks
K.: !"; : , ci Kiw ar:;.-s ;. e continuing
to ! ac o.l p.-:.;:-;'!,'.? and Rood
loo i, tho' they u iss t'te out-of town
members whi;m the ban on driving
Paul Dezerne had charge of the
program Thurstiav night which was
held at Hotel Rr.eforfl. He introduc-
ed Joe Williams of Greensboro, who
discussed the Farm Bureau and Ag
riculture in general. This was in
teresting, as a Farm Bureau, which
'i'-l prove of inestimable value to
r ,r, f .... I, -4I.. U
"i-ib.ed n H;?ke County,
. -esiftnnt Dpve ninr,int.,
d a con.-
, to mako .cm p'an for takin
j f r ntrls and an informatio
i I. V.aa f:ir the town. K. A. TTcDon
I I. V.aa fur the town. K. A. McDon-
j Bread Slicing Ban
May Be Revoked
Washington. Representative For
e t A. Harness (R) of Indiana, is
sharpening up his legislative knife
todaj- with an eye on the bread-slicing
Something is going to be done
about it. he says, if it takes an act
Already, he has the promise of
the Secretary of Agriculture to
look into the situation.
Mr. Harness, who hails from Ko
komo, is against Food Distribution
Administration Order No. 1 which
prohibits slicing of bread by bakers.
You can't slice bread without a
knife and knives are hard to get.
More man-hours (or woman
hours, if you will be technical) are
lost when millions of persons must
slice billions of loave- of bread than
when a few thousand mechanical
slicers do the same job.
A sharp knife in human hands is
a dangerous tool, will lead to many
injuries and lost time.
Bread sliced by hand hasn't the
san-tation of bakery sliced loaves.
And the only real raving is in
waxed paper, since a sliced loaf
must be wrapped more heavily
than an uncut one.
Mr. Harness said all this and more
in a letter to Director Roy F. Hen
drickson of the Food Distribution
Administration, and sharply sugges
ted that the slicing order be rescind
ed or its value proved.
Mr. Hendrick on didn't
Mr. Harness said, so the
hailed Secretary Wickard.
"Even Mr. Wichard
give me any good reason for the or
der except the wrapping angle,"
Mr. Harness said, "but he did say
he would look into it and do some
thing about it.
"So now I'm marking time un
til they revoke the order or prove
it's necessary," Mr. Harness conclu
ded cuttingly. "Otherwise, I'll take
action in the Houce."
If there is one order that people
are well agreed on that is unnecs
sary th's ban on slicing bread is it.
If you've traveled in Africa 1 need
n't go into detail, and if you have
n't, then there's not an awfu lot
you're miss ng.
I've seen all sorts of natives
sick and healthy, rich and poor.
There are many beggars, men, wo
men and children and in some ca s
they are diseased.
I've found it thrilling to speak a
foreign language and to barter and
bargain with natives, but the big
gest thrill of all was the trip across
the Atlantic, which despite every
thing was a really renooth trip.
We have celebrated Christmas
and New Year's Day with turkey
and all the trimmings.
We've been given candy, cigar
ettes and gum almost every day
since leaving the states and we have
a radio, victrola.athletic equipment
and good food too.
We have unusual weather for
here, if I do say so. It so happens
that this it the is the rainy season.
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