The Hoke County New
ei.tie Hoke County Journal'
VOLUMNE XXXVIII. No. 39.
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1913
S2.00 PER YEAR
led Cross Drive Started March 1
o52G0 Is Hoke County Goal This Year
48 Percent To Be Used In County
The Red Cross drive for funds
started on Monday, March 1st,
and is to last for one month. The
goal for Raeford and vicinity
this year is to be $5,200, 48 of
which is to remain in the coun
ty. The Red Cross for the Town of
Raeford got into full swing Monday
night when V. R. White had his
corps of workers together for a dis
cussion of the drive. The following
will carry out the solicitation of
Northeast Raeford, Mrs. I. Mann,
leader, Mrs. J. A. Baucom, Mrs. J.
E. Gulledge, Mrs. C. R. Freeman,
Mrs. H. A. Green, Mrs. D. H. Hod
gin. Northwest Raeford: Mrs. J. H.
Blue, leader, Mrs. R. B. Lewis, Mrs.
Don Davis, Mr.:. Lewis Upchurch and
Mrs. Marcus Smith.
Southwest Raeford, Mrs. T. D.
Upchurch, Jr., leader, Mrs. Chandler
Roberts, Mrs. Frank Tapp, Mrs. Al
Southeast Raeford: Mrs. Herbert
McKeithan. leader, Mrs. Walter Ba
ker, Mrs. Dewey Howell, Mrs. Arah
Stewart, Mrs. J. M. Baker and Mrs.
Other Red Cross representatives
are: County Office, Miss Terrine
Holleman; Hoke Oil 4 Fertilizer Co.,
T. B. Lester; Upchurch Milling Co.,
Tom Cameron; Raeford Business
district, We t, I. Mann; East, D. H.
Hodgin; Hoke High) Sdhoql, Mrs.
Gore; Raeford Grammar school, Le
one Currie; Edinburgh Cotton Mills,
M. T. Poovey; Filling Stations and
Garages. N. A. McDonald; Court
House, D. H. Hodgin; Raeford Lum
ber Co., Ryan McBryde.
' 4rs. J. A. Jones, Miss Lillie Mc
jugald, Mrs. Annie Bell Davis, and
Mrs. Earl Tolar.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. R. Ray, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Wood, Mrs. G. D. Deese,
Lynn Decse, Mrs. K. P. Rittcr, M. S.
Gibson, and J. F. McDowell.
Every Contributor Should Know
An informal contributor can be a
loyal wo'ker for the Red Cross as
well a a financial reporter of the
organization. Tell every person you
visit of the following.
1. The Amercan Red Cros must
continue to expand its activities to
meet not only local but national and
internal! jnationaqfii 1
international needs. The 1943 Red
Cross War Fund will raise the mon
ey needed to finance the local, na
tional, and international work of the
organization for one year.
2. Tve A merican Red Cross does
not receive financial support from
the Unkcd States Government. The
national organization and its chap
ters are financed :iolely by contribu
tions fron the people of the coun
try. 3. Regulir audits by the Va- Do-r-
-f"t :-rc r.-f-- r' '" -- ' .s - :.i
i'xpendit""5 of tue American Na
tional Re-' Cross, and a report, copies
of which are ava lable to the public,
is submitted annually to Congress.
4. The Piesident of the United
States i. r:;.officio President of the
American National Red Cross.
!5. The American Ked Cross oper
ates nat onally and internationally
under a charter granted by Congress,
and in accordance with the spirit and
I ' conditions of the conference of Gen
6. Und"r its congressional charter
the Red Cro s is the official Ameri
can agency respons ble for relief.
7. Red Cross assistance is given
on an iverage-ef approximately 150
disasters nch year.
8. Uia " its congressional charter
the Aim-' '. n Ked Cro is is the offi-
n of comnitin cation he
people of the United
States of -Vreiica and their Army
and N iv
ted, at A.
t ons, thi
.st our troops are loca
v posts and at Navjl sta-
is a Red Cross fiflu di
1 Cross field directors
ffs accompany 'our arm
T they move, whether
Tnnc!ives or on task
g the past year over 2
ilrnt'ers hiv? contri
illion work ins hours to
'. rrmke pnsil)ls the -er-American
Mrs. J '. W'l on ard r of
Charlotte -e visiting Mrs. Wilson's
Mother, I-. i. Colon Shaw.
Raeford Girl Scouts
To Collect Excess
Wire Coat Hangers
The Raeford Girl Scouts have
been asked by the Junior Red Cross
to canvas the town thoroughly for
the purpose of collecting people's
unused wire coat hangers. These
hanger are to be sent to army posts
for use of soldiers in their barracks.
The g'rls would appreciate every
body's cooperation in this collec
tion which will take place Friday
and Saturday of this week. If you
can have your unused hangers ready
it will be less bother for you and
the girls too. But be sure to share
at least a few of your wire hangers
with the men in the army camps.
If you have any old silk or nylon
hose around let the girls collect them
too to be used in the manufacture
of certain shells.
Aiding War Effort
On Home Front
Mrs. Martha Hurlock, 1621 Pop
lar Grove street, decided several
months ago that volunteer work in
the Drivers Corps of Civilian De
fense was not enough, so she went
to work in the machine shops of the
Monitor Controller Company.
Her hours are as the preferred
them at night so that she would
still have time to do her housework
in the mornings and drive for
civilian defense on Thursday morn
ngs and Sundays. She works from
3:30 P. M. until 11:30 P. M.
During the la it war Mrs. Hurlock
was unable to do any war work, be
cause she had small children to
take care of, and so she wanted to
make up for that during this one.
She doesn't find it hard to keep
house while she is working, because
most of her large house ir shut off
to save fuel. Her husband isn't
ho.ne for the night meal, so there is
just the morning meal to take care
of at home. She has also found
little in the way of household
chores to do with only two of them
at home and both of them away
most of the time.
"I think everyone should go to
work, unless they have small chil
dren," she said.
Mrs. Hurlock is very proud of
her unforms. She has "one for her
Civilian Defense Motor Corps and
the one required by the Monitor
The latter is a slackj outfit, and
it's an attractive one.
Mrs. Hurlock has visited in Rae.
oid and is a sister of Mrs. John
Succumbs To Burns
Margaret Mitchell Poovey, the
young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.
T. Poovey, died in Highsmith hor
pital, Fayetteville, at about 3 o'clock
Friday morning. On Wednesday
while in front of an open fire her
negligee caught on fire. She called
the servant, who tried to put the
flames out but not until it was too
late. She was t.iken imrred ately to
the hospital, where everything that
science could d i for her was done,
hut the end cure on Friday morn
ing. Funeral services were conduc
ted from the home of her parents
Saturday aft': noon by Rev. E. C.
Crawford. Inteiment was in the
F.o kinghom cemetery.
Close friends and members of Mrs.
poovey's Sunday school class had
charge of the large and beautiful
iloral tr bute.
The t'acic death of their only
ch Id elicited the sympathy of the
entire community for Mr. and Mrs.
roovey. Mr. and Mrs. Poovey and
taughtT moved to Raeford rever.
:-l yc-vr ao from Rockingham. He
s sriTt"t"nrtent of the Raeford cot
ton mill- and the entire fam'ly has
made pi-y friends during their res
idence he' e. Many friends accom
panied the body to Rockingham and
attended the burial services.
There will be a Farm Bureau
Bureau meeting Monday, March 8,
at the courthouse at 8:00 P. M., for
the purpose of organizing the per
manent Farm Bureau Organization
for Hoke County. The present mem
bership is now well above one hun
dred members and several asso
ciate members which is composed
of business firms in the county.
Mr. N. H. G. Balfour, temporary
chairman, urges all members to be
present for this meeting and if pos
sible brin thjr neighbors) with
them to the meeting. Mrs. B. B.
Everett, President of the Associate
Women's Organization of the Amer
ican Farm Bureau and Mr. Haywood
Dale, of Greenville, will be precent
to make an address. There will also
be a picture shown that will show
how nitrogen is used in the soil to
No Deferment On
Registrants whose wives have be
come pregnant since December 7,
1941, are no longer entitled to de
ferment on the grounds of depen
dency, it was announced today by
the State Director of Selective Ser
vice. He stated that this revised
policy has been made necessary, be.
cause present regulations provide
that no status which was acquired
on or after December 8, 1941, may
be considered when deciding ques
tions of dependency.
The Director- further announced
that all local boards in the State
have been directed to reopen and
recomider for classification the
cases of all registrants heretofore
deferred on the grounds of depend
ency because their wives have be
come pregnant since December 7,
The fact that a registrant ii a pa
rent shall not be considered in de
termining the cla s in whrch he
should be placed unless the child
was conceived prior to December 8,
1941, the Director said. He further
stated that this ruling applies to all
cases, regardless of the date of mar
riage, and is to be applied both in
con lidd ing tiic classification of a
registrant and in determining his
Harlingen Gunnery School, Texas
A member of this week of the lar
gest class yet to graduate from the
nation's largest aerial school located
in the semi-tropical Rio Grande
Valley is William E. Plummer, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Plum
nier, Route 1, Raeford.
Automatically promoted to Ser
geant on the day he received his
diploma as an aerial dealer in sud
den death, he was also presented a
pa r of silver Gunner's Wings, com
bat air crew insignia.
After five weeks of intensive train
ing in class, cn the ground and in
the air, and shooVng every kind
of gun from EB to 50 caliber Brown
ings, he now rates as an expert com
bat member of the Army Air Forces'
famous "Four Flying Horsemen"
combination gunner, bombardier,
navigator and pilot.
Unle s held over at the Harlin.
gen school to serve as an instructor,
he will immediately be sent to join a
James G. Dickson
Promoted In Navy
Nr:v has been received -by f'o ,
'amity th.it Ci'.nniander Jamrs ri.
Diet-run. of the United Statrs N"
new n charge of the medical cor s'Yi
the S n Si Pi.ciflc has been promote.! '
to Captain. Captain Dickson i a ;
son of M s. A. P. Dick on, of IIi ;li !
Point and the late Dr. Dickson. i
Crawford Ho!d:n'r !
Meeting In Durlri!
Mr. E. C. Crawford, pastor o "ie
Raeford Methodist Church, has N-tn
preaching in Durham at the
Ft-eet Method st church for the " .t
three days thi week. He is pr- 1 -ing
for Dr. Maxwell, pastor of "' it
Eight Found Guilty
By Recorder Tues.
In Reuorder's Court last Tuesday
eight defendants faced Judge W. B.
McQueen and all were found guilty.
Catherine Brewer, Carlie Wiggins,
and Isiah Raynor were guilty of be
ing drunk and disorderly and paid
the costs. Eulas Oldham was found
guilty of driving a car while under
the influence of liquor and paid a
fine of $50 and the costs inprefer
ence to spending sixty days in con
finement. Fulton Livingston paid the
co its for violating the road law.
Lloyd L. Carter and Elmer J.
Groves paid the costs on charges of
speeding. William Stuckey was
found guilty of driving a car while
under the influence of liquor and of
not possessing a driver's licence,
Judge McQueen gave him sixty days
on the road's or a fine of $50 and
the costs. He did not pay the fine.
Tire Men Meet To
Hear New Program
Tire dealers, repairmen and re
cappers from Cumberland and Hoke
'counties will meet at the courthouse
in Fayetteville this evening at 8:30
oclock to hear plans for the tire men
to assume the control of granting
tires, repairs, and recaps to civilian
m.ers. Now authority for such grants
is held by the ration boards and the
other agencies of the Office of Price
The shift of this administration
from the ration board to the tire
dealer industry itself is being initi
ated by OPA. The meeting in Fay
etteville is one of 1100 meetings to
be held throughout the nation at the
samea hour Thursday to hear the
William Jeffers, rubber director,
will speak over a nation wide broad
cast hook-up Thursday evening in
the March of Time program orig
inating in New York at 10:30 p. m.
Mr. Jeffers' addrcs? will be heard
by the t re men at the end of their
own meeting. He expected to make
formal explanation of the new pro
posal. Every tire dealer, repairman and
recapper in Cumberland and Hoke
countie is invited and urged to at
tend the meeting in Fayetteville on
Thursday evening, March 4th. Those
expecting to attend the meeting
from Raeford are: A. A. Graham,
Chester Wade, N. A. MacDonald,
Julian Wright, and Lawrence Stant
on. Herbert McKeithan i
Gets Raleigh Post
Herbert McKeithan, well-known
Raeford man, is now in charge of a
district office of the United States
Collector of Internal Revenue. This
is a new office and is similar to one
opened in Charlotte. The need for
such district offices, which will have
virtually the same powers as the
main office; in Greensboro, is in
creased by the restriction on travel"
and by the rationing of gasoline and
Setting up of a district oft ce in
Raleigh will enable citizens of east
ern North Carolina to conclude in
Raleigh matters which now require
v sits or correspondence with the
office in Greensboro.
McKeithan has in the pa t been
a field man for the state office of
the CoPoctor of Internal Revenue.
The Raleigh office now employs
about eight persons and is expected
to use about a dozen. ,
For Planting Kudzu
r. rmers ,-' 1 -- inert si:ec.-?-!
1 in crtaMVii.".; icudz.i have f.mrd
" .; tl-.oro-'- i 1 ,.! prrpr-ction v !1
i'! dvanc" ,-r' p'-.rt'ng helped to g.-t
starri , r.-v J. C. Hutrhirs n
'. Soil r. rvPtionist of the Pee
Vi -Cape V-.- s, i' conservation d's-
T.ind f'pired in the early sp
.ill b? i :e'.i"."d when the pi
et n -:. an irrortant factv
, t' ri-T ,-. f rr-.:Hs with this
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County Commissioners Resolve To Set Up
Co. Health Dept .$3,000 Appropriated
Fertilizer Order To
Be Explained At
Farmers of Hoke County will have
an opportunity to hear a full expla
nation of present fertilizer regula
tions at a meeting to be held at Fay
etteville courthouse, on March 11,
at 9:30 A. M., it was announced to
day by J. M. McGougan, chairman of
the county USDA War board.
C. J. Ball, field representative, of
the Fertilizer Division of the Food
Production Administration will at
tend the session.
"This meeting and the fifteen oth
ers being held in North Carolina will
give farmers an opportunity to dis
cuss present regulations governing
use of fertilizer," Mr. McGougan
said. "Along with general provis.
ions of the regulations, ample time
will be given for discussion of any
particular problems and questions
arising in connection with the sale
and use of fertilizer."
Use of fertilizer is now controlled
by Food Production Administration
Order No. 5 which sets out which
war crops have first claim on the
existing supplies of chemical fertil
izer. Among the subjects to be dis
cussed are clarifications of crops in
to "A" and "B" groups, and how
fertilizer is allocated among these
Mr. McGougan said members of
the County USDA War Board, coun
ty and community AAA committee
men, fertilizer manufacturers and
sale imen, and any fanners who are
interested are invited to attend the
Air Raid Control
Room List For Week
The following are asked to have
charge of Control Room on the fol
Friday, Mrs. C. E. Upchurch.
Saturday, Mrs. L. S. McMillan.
Sunday, Cecil Dew.
Monday, Mrs. R. A. Matheson.
Tuesday, Mrs. C. L. Thomas..
Wednesday, Mrs. L. M. Upchurch.
Thursday, Mrs. J. A. McGougan.
L st will be published each week
of those who will be in charge for
the following 7 days.
Another Test Blackout is on
schedule for the very near future
let's keep this post manned all the
Williamsport, Pa., March 4. Blame
it on the bloodthirsty paperhanger
and h,s partners in crime. The world
they . et ablaze cheated, over the
week-end, the bitterest p 11 the
sports lovers of this community have
yet had to swallow.
The Williamsport Grays have sur
rended their charter in the Eastern
League The directors reach this de
cision Saturday after failng in
effort; to come to a solution of the
mounting problems of existing con
ditions. It seem that such a solution would
be reach until John Ogden, owner,
surrendered Elmira's frai.eh se.
Then travii'ng conditions, none too
favor::l!o under the original set-no,
weio f. und to be utterly imr.ossible.
The ciiroi r had frit oh! p.-tod to
nahe :11 tr i arend the civn t i y
,i, hit a rt niy of t.n.ctal.hs
co !'.'! pivve.l t'l.it such n.
. i n : virr:i!s : rid r.ot conforn v." t'l
my schedule which the Lit. pic
Tie directors therefore empower
ed J. Poy Clunk, business mrnoger,
to dis-pose rf any and all player, on
ti c active reserve 1 st at once. Mon-'.rc-.l
an Sytacuse of the Internation
.1 Le.imi? v.rre in the lead in bidd
ing for tl en.
It !3 puss.ble that the William-"-o'l
and K'nrra franchises w 1 be
i' 1 to other cities, but there i; a
' rn " it the league may operate
it'n x rluhs: Albany, and Bing
i "-ton. N. Y., Springfield, Mass.,
f - r-' Cnn. Sranton and Wilkes
rre. r . :n wh ch event the will
1 1 5rort and Elmira franchises may
At the regular meeting of the
County Commissioners last Monday
a resolution was passed to set up
a full-tkne county health depart
ment in Hoke County. This move
was in respon to a stimulus by the
Army authorities located at Hoff
man. The commissioners voted $3,000
per year from the county funds to
support the health department. These
funds will be matched by state and
federal money. The resolution called
for the health department to last for
the duration of the war and for six
months thereafter. The depart
ment will probably be set up within
the next thirty or sixty days, ac
cording to county auditor J. A. McGougan.
Mrs. J. H. Plummer
Wins Victory Prize
Last spring when the Victory Gar
den program rwaa given publicity
throughout the county the Bank of
Raeford offered $25.00 in War Bonds
for the best garden in Hoke County.
Quite a number of farmers and their
wives participated in the contest.
Gardens were adjudged during the
summer by Farm and Home Agents
and Vocational Agriculture and
Home Economics teachers of Hoke
High school. After comparing the
gardens, records, and canning done,
it was decided htat Mrs. J. H. Plum
mer, of Rt. 2, Raeford, was the win
ner. Mrs. Plummer planted the follow
ing vegetables during the past year:
edible soybeans, bunch snap beans,
pole lima beans, beets, cabbage, car
rots, collards, cucumbers, egg plant,
kale, lettuce, mustard, okra, parsnips,
English peas, crowder peas, pepper,
Irish and sweet potatoes, radishes,
squash, corn, tomatoes, turnips, on
ions, tendergreens, kolerabi, Brus.
sels sprouts, winter cabbage, ruta
bagas, celery and brocoli.
Radishes and onions were gather
ed from Mrs. Plummer's garden on
April 11. English peas from her
garden were eaten on Apr 1 28. On
April 29, she served cabbage. Beets
fro.n the garden were erved on May
12 and Irish potatoes were served
for the first time on May 16. On May
18 she served her first snap beans.
On May 27 squash was gathered from
her garden and on June 27 she gath
ered crowder pea?.
On a visit to Mrs. Plummer's in
November, Josephine Hall, Hoke
County Home Demonstration Agent,
saw eight vegetables growing in her
winter garden. During November
the Home Agent prepared and serv
ed soybeans at all club meetings.
Mrs. Plummer furnished :everal
pounds of soybeans for these dem
During the past year Mrs. Plum
mer's family was composed of five
pepole. She more than filled her
canning budget for the members of
Plans have been made for Mrs.
Plummer to be presented her prize
at the Farm Bureau mooting which
is to be held at the Hoke County
Court House on Monday even pg,
Raeford missed the first blackout
held under the new regulations. The
blackout, which was statewide, was
held between nine and ten o'clockk,
j February 23rd. The state office,
I which is supposed to give the alarm
to Raeford by telephone, called an
I old mrrber, thrt of Graham' Scr
; v'cc Ktotion, r.nd consequently Civi
i inn Defense lenders here did not
hnow of the Mpc'ioot as the service
station is closed rt night. The error
was not made im Raeford but in the
be "frozen," resumed after after the
Williamsport has been in the Lea
gue from toe time it wa.- organized
Ilrllo, Nt'ft-.?onrnaI: Thought you
m ght l.he to have a story to have
about this. If you use, please send
me a copy to,
723 Louisa Street,
Best wishes to all Raeford friends.
Elmer L. Schuyler.