' HOKE COUNTY'S
The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII. No. 40
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
Soldier Center To
Farm Bureau Completes
Ryan McBryde On
New State Board
Another trial blackout for this
section of the state including Aber
deen (Wilmington District) will be
held on next Thursday night, March
The time for the backout will be
Yellow, 8:39 p. m., blue 8:50 p. m.;
red 9:00 p. m.; blue, 9:10 p. m.;
white, 9:22 p. m.
The all clear will be broadcast by
all radio stations, and it will be giv
en by districts, so keep your radio
tuned to your favorite local station
to get information about when the
blackout is lifted.
There will be other signals, such
as reillumination of street lights, but
in case of. doubt the safe rule be
fore turning on lights again is to
make sure from your air raid war
den that all clear is on
Apublic audible alarm always
means danger, never all clear.
So, regardless of whether the
aound from the siren or other public
alarm is steady or quavering, black
out, and stay blacked out until you
-get the all clear by means of other
than the public alarm system.
In Aberdeen the street lights will
be turned on to indicate the all clear
Mrs. S. A. Snead
Dies Tuesday A. M.
In the passing of Mrs. Cora Snead,
wife of the late Samuel A. Snead,
Raeford has lost one of her most
honored and beloved women. Mrs.
Snead had been in declining health
for several years, but despite her suf
fering, her great courage and inter
est in others kept her on her feet in
service for her family, her neigh-
)rs, and her Church. She had been
ider the treatment of doctors for
eveval years. She was carried to
Highsmith Hospital about a week
ago, and there she went to rest with
all her children near.
Outstanding in her busy and use
ful life of three score years and ten
was her fine Christian character. For
years she had been a leading spirit
in the Raeford Methodist Church.
Her faith in God and her loyalty to
the Church was an inspiration to
every soul who struggled for better
thing , Few women have been so
kind and helpful to so large a cir
cle of neighbors as had the deceased.
She had taken an active part in the
Woman's Club of Raeford since its
organization and she wasa charter
member of the Educational Depart
ment. Her hobby, though, was flow
ers. Flowen loved her like she lov
ed them for everything grew under
her i ouch.
In her passing the home has lost a
devoted mother, the community a
sympathetic servant, and the Church
a most faithful laborer. To her chil
dren, and to all who knew her, she
left the rich heritage of a life of no
ble deed ".
a..e was a da: ht?r of fie late
Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Stubbs. Her
husband, Samuel A. Snead, preceed
ed her to the grave in 1937. The
children surviving are: Mrs. Mary
Halpeiin, of Natick, Mass., Mrs.
John B. McKinnon, Laurinburg;
Mrs. Grier Glouse. Raeford; Alex
Snead, Rockingham, N. C; Capt.
Younger F. Snead and Sgt. Sam
Snead, of the armed forces in for
eign service, and Mrs. Ralph Chap
man, of Raeford. Grandchildren sur
viving: Jewell Snead Klouse, Jenell
and Younger Snead, Jr., Lucy Mary
Chapman, Saundra Halperin, and
Sandy Snead Jr. Surviving also is
one brother, W. L. Stubbs, Jackson
Springs, N. C. and one sister, Mrs.
Jame Griggs Chesterfield, S. C.
Funeral service . were conducted at
the home Wednesday, 3:30 P. M., by
Rev. E. C. Crawford, pastor of the
deceased, assisted by Rev. Harry
Holland and Rev. W. F. Trawick.
The pallbearers were: C. L. Thom-
J. L. McNeill, Tommy Upchurch,
;rshall Thomas, Mitchell Ep tein,
,r. R. A. Matheson, Arch McKei
thar ;r . Dave Hodgin.
T. V 'Ipchurch and Tom Camer
on iMr. , ?d a Miller's Convention in
C'rrrn u' ro Wednesday.
At a recent meeting of the Hoke
Recreational Committee of which
Mr.i. P. P. McCain is chairman, it
was decided to continue the Soldier's
Center and for it to be sponsored
through this committee. This is
a strictly Raeford and Hoke county
undertaking, having no help from the
USO. It differs from the USO but it
is not a competitor. The USO with
quarters at the armory, gives show
ers, beds, and dances to the soldiers.
The Raeford Center does the "moth
ering." It will function as a canteen
and every soldier going there will
be served food or refreshment of
The salary of the hostesses and a
big part of the running expenses
were paid up until now by W. P. A.
This fund has been withdrawn. It
was decided that every person paying
$5 a month towards the upkeep of
the Center would be considered a
sponsor, all others contributing would
be" contributors. The sponsors are
Raeford business men and women.
Contributions of cakes, candy, fruit,
nuts, etc., are asked for, from every
body, and especially people out in
Mrs. H. A. Cameron was elected
chairman of the Soldier's Center
committee and Miss Jessie B. Fer
guson secretary and treasurer. Any
one wishing to contribute money may
give it to Miss Jessie Bright at the
H. K. Holland had charge of last
week's Kiwanis program. He pre
sented Dr. Louis LaMotte, President
of Maxton Jnnior College. Dr. La
Motte made an interesting and in
structive talk on what effect the war
was having on colleges. He also told
how the colleges were meeting this
and explained the part colleges were
giving to the war effort.
Scouters Meet In
The Scouters of the Western Dis
trict of the Cape Fear Council will
meet in special executive session in
the Presbyterian Hut in Laurinburg
Friday afternoon, March 12, at 4:00
P. M. All Scouters in Gibson, Laur.
el Hill, Laurinburg, John's Station,
Maxton. Red Springs, Raeford and
Wagram are urged to be present.
Officers for the year will be elected
at this meeting.
Courtland W. Baker, the new Scout
Executive for the Cape Fear Coun
cil will be present to meet the scout
ois and get the program in motion.
Herbert Stuckey, our Regional Scout
Executive Deputy, will be present
and bring a special message to the
Scouters. You can't afford to miss
RED SPRINGS THEATRE
DESTROYED BY FLAMES
Red Springs, March 9. Fire of
undetermined orgin, discovered at
4 o'clock Tuesday morning destroyed
the building and equipment of the
Red Springs Theatre, located in the
center of the business district
Prompt work by the local fire de
partment kept the fire confined to
the theatre building. Fire Depart
ments from Maxton, Laurinburg,
Pembroke, Lumberton and Raeford
responded quickly to calls for help
when it seemed impossible to save
one entire business block.
Indications are that the fire be
gan on the third floor. When the
fire broke through the roof the build
ing was a mass of flames. The alarm
was turned in at 4, o'edock and the
fire was not under control until 5:45.
The build ng was owned by V. D.
Humphrey of Florida, and was un
der lease to Boyd Horton of Concord.
Carl Mcllwaine was local manager.
The loss was partly covered by insurance.
The Hoke County Farm Bureau
members met at the Courthouse on
Monday night and completed their
permanent organization. They elect
ed N. H. G. Balfour, President, T. B.
Upchurch Jr., Vice-President, and J.
M. McGougan. Secretary-Treasury.
It was decided that ballots would
be mailed to members to vote for
directors of the organization.
About 250 people attended the
meeting and heard the very interest
ing program that was presented.
Mrs. B. B. Everett, who is chairman
of the Associate Womens Organizat
ion for North Carolina, talked to the
group about the place of women In
the Farm Bureau. She emphasized
the fact that women should take a
more active part in all meetings as
they were interested in the farmers
Economical Life as well as the men.
George Ross of the Marketing Div
ision of N. C. Department of Agri
culture made a most interesting talk
regarding the technical side of farm
organizations. He told how farmers
could help themselves by cooperat
ing and meeting with each other and
discussing their problems and pass
Violators of Road,
The first case to be heard by Judge
McQueen Tuesday morning was that
of R. B. Hall charged with being
drunk and disorderly. He pled guil
ty and was sentenced to 30 days on
roads, sentence suspended on pay
ment of the costs.
Elijah McArthur was charged with
careless and reckless driving. He
pled guilty as charged and was sen
tenced to 30 days on the roads, sen
tence suspended on payment of the
Levi McLauchlin was charged
with violat r.g the road laws, he also
pled guilty to the charge and was
given 30 days on the roads to be sus
pended on payment of the costs.
Utley Locklear and Frank Lock
lear were both charged with viola
ting the prohibition laws. Both pled
.guilty and were given 30 days on the
roads to be suspended on payment of
Edward L. Faulk was up for two
things. First, for driving a car while
drunk, and second, for violating the
road law. He pled guilty to both
charges and was given 60 days on
the first charge to be suspended on
the payment of $50 and cost. He
was given 30 days on the second
charge to be suspended upon paying
Elijah McRae was up for careless
and reckkless driving. He pled guil
ty and given 30 days on the roads to
be suspended on paying the cost.
Sam Alfred, Lawrence McCollum
and Lonzo Alfred were all three
charged with violating the prohibi
tion law. They all pled guilty and
were given a sentence of 30 days to
be suspended on paying the costs.
Carl McDonald, white, was up for
driving drunk. He was found guilty
and fined $50 and costs. He took an
appeal to Superior Court.
James Steele was up for two
charges. First, violating prohibition
law and was given a 30 day sentnece
to be suspended on paying the cost.
Second, for forgery. The hearing
was waived and he took an appeal
to Superior Court while under a
Theodore Harrington was charged
with violating the prohibition laws.
He pled guilty and was given a sen
tence of 30 days to be suspended on
paying the costs.
Loomas Pettergrue was up for be
ing drunk, disorderly and assault
with a deadly weapon. Pled guilty
and was sentenced to 30 days to be
suspended on payment of cost.
Ernest Smith was charged with
abandonment. He pled guilty to the
charge and prayer was continued on
payment of costs.
Lena Moore was up for embezzle
ment Probable cause was found
and the defendant was held for Su-
i perior Court under 100 bond.
ing them on up through an organizat
ion which had strength.
The Smith-Douglas Fertilizer Com
any presented a picture in colors
"The Life of the Soil". Those in at
tendance enjoyed this picture as it
was entertaining and informative.
W. E. Debnam, News Analyst from
Raleigh, made an Interesting fifteen
minute talk concerning how farmers
could aid in the all out Victory Pro
gram. He pointed out that our boys
on the far flung battle fields are suf
fering hardships as to death and that
no sacrifice should be too great for
us on the home front and that we
should produce all the food, feed,
and fiber possible thjs year.
One of the highlights of the even
ing was the presentation of a War
Bond, donated by The Bank of Rae
ford to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Plummer,
the winners In the 1942 Victory Gar
den Contest. The Bank, of Raeford is
again offering a $25.00 War Bond to
the farm Family having the beet gar
den in 1943. McLaughlin Company
is offering a similar prize to the best
Victory Garden in the town of Rae
Where does the money eo?
Did Hoke County finish its
Red Cross Drive last week?
No. The drive just started la
week. This is a thirty days drive
to continue through March. Work
ers are to keep working throughout
Is this Red Cross Drive the
regular annual Enrollment Cam
paign? No. Certa:nly not. This is no or
dinary Enrollment Campaign in ad
dition to that, and more important
than that, it is a War Relief Drive,
Ordinarily the Hoke County Goal is
about $1,000, this year it is $5,000
That means each person should give
about five times as much as in for
Are the Red Cross Workers
expected to get a contribution
from every citizen in the Coun
ty, white and colored?
Yes, a contribution from every
citizen, white and colored, and every
school child where possible, and
every school teacher, and every new
comer, soldier and civilian. This is
a "total" war, and the boys who are
now fighting need our total support.
Call once, twice, or three times until
all have contributed once, twice or
three times until the 5,000 goal is
How will we know when the
Hoke County Chapter has reach
The News-Journal will carry a
weekly report through March giving
amounts raised by communities.
Workers are asked to report amounts
raised each week to H. L. Gatlin, Jr.
It will all be spent for the relief
of our soldiers in Army Camps, in
hospitals, in prison camps, stranded
in a strange town, and for emergen
c es and need in the soldier's fam
ily while he is away on duty for his
country. All the Red Cross work in
Hoke County is done by volunteers
without ray. Only expense for labor
is for clericpl work two hours per
day three days to the week at the
City Hall in Raeford. Many workers
in this relief drive are g.ving more
time to the Red Cross than they are
giving to their own business. Let's
go oer the top before March 30.
DR. AT EC EETIIUNE
Dr. Alec Bethune is gravel) ill end
not ..;.''tr! to live. He suffered
anotl.e. stroke of psralysit Monday
Jobs For One
In New Booklet
The local Defense Council has re
ceived for free distribution a supply
of the new OCD booklet, YOU AND
H. L. Gatlin, Jr., of the local
council said the 32-page illustrated
publication was brought out at this
time to answer inquiriej about vol
unteer participation in the Citizens
Service Corps, the rapidly expand
ing war services disvision of Civilian
The 32-page illustrated publica
tion, indexing 100 occupations and
skills of particular value to Civil
ian Defen- organizations, will be
available through state and local De
fense Councils, Regional Offices of
the OCD and more than 300 nation
In a separate section the protec
tive services are sketched air raid
wardens, auxiliary police, auxiliary
firemen, etc. For these replace,
mentj are constantly needed.
"You can give your most effeetiv
help to the war by working as
member of a team," the pampftiv
says. "In your home town there is
a local defense council whose busi
ness it is to form war teams. Go
down to your local defence council
and ask what you can do."
FBI To Hold
Edward Scheidt, Special Agent in
Charge of the Charlotte FBI office
announced that the regular police
conferance for the first quarter ' of
1943, will be held at Ray Avenue
USO, Fayetteville, N. C. March 18,
at 2:30 P. M.
Invitations to attend this meeting
have been sent to local law enforce
ment officers from nine North Caro
lina counties, namely, Cumberland,
Harnett, Hoke, Lee Richmond, Robe
son, Sampson, and Scotland.
The program at this meeting will
be interesting and highly instructive.
Matters pertaining to the national
defen.e and internal security of our
country will be discussed. One phase
of the program will be an address by
Roy L. McMilligan, State Director
of Civilian Defense. Mr. Scheidt
Special Agent in Charge of the Char
lotte FBI office, and Assistant Spec
ial Agent in Charge, D.S. Hostetter
will also addre.-s the meeting.
The conferance will be divided into
an open session and a closed session,
the open session coming first At
tendance at the closed session is re
stricted to duly constituted law en.
The FBI j sponsors these police
conferances in conformity with dir
ectives issued by the President of
the United States, on Sept. 6, 1939,
and again on January 8, 1943. In
these directives the President named
the FBI as the coordinating agency
in matters involving the investigat
ion of sabotage, espionage and re
lated matters, and at the same time
requested all police officers, sheriffs
and other law enforcement officers
to cooperate fully with the FBI In
protecting the internal security of
LESLIES RETURN FROM
Mr and Mrs. J. L. Le lie have re.
turned from Baltimore, where Mr.
Leslie has been at work for about a
yiar. He is back with the Hoke Au
to (Chevrolet) Co. He is glad to be
b.uk and his many friends and cus
tomers are just as glid to have him.
A lit RAID CONTROL ROOM
LIST FOR WEEK
Those in charge of Control Room
for following week:
March 12, Friday, Mrs. Israel
Mann; March 13, Saturday, Mrs. J.
E. Thomas; March 14, Sunday, Mrs.
V. R. White; March 15. Monday, Mrs.
D. H. Hodgin; March 16, Tuesday,
Mrs. E. C. Crawford; March 17,
Mrs. Herbert McKeithan; March 18,
; hursday, Mrs. H. L. Gatlin, Jr.
Governor Broughton made the ap
pointments last week to the New
State Board of Education (Constitu
tional). Serving on the Board in
addition to members from each Con
gress onal district will be the Lieu
tenant Governor, the State Treasur
er and the Superintendent of Pub
From the eighth district he selec
ted a man who ranks high in his
home county, congressional district
and State at large. This man is Ryan
McBryde of Hoke county, a staunch
friend of the public schools. He has
served both on the Raeford School
Board and the Hoke County Board
of Education He has now been put
on the h "educational board in
the Stat' .Bryde is to be con-
- .m but the opportunity
fo iv Uonal service to his state.
O ,v .tembers of the board are:
.V district, William C. Dawson,
eth City businesi man, Second
.id, Alozo C. Edwards, farmer
Hookerton; Third district( Archi.
bald McL. Graham, a lawyer of Clin
to; Fourth district, Dr. L. M. Massey,
dentist, of Zebulon; Fifth district
Santford Martin, newspaper editor of
Winston-Salem; Sixth district, Henry
Dwire, educator of Durham; Seventh
district, Horace E. Stacy, lawyer of
Lumberton; Ninth district, Harry E.
Isenhour, realtor of Salisbury; Tenth
district Julian S. Miller, newspaper
editor of The Charlotte Observer;
Eleventh district, Carol A. Rudisill,
textile manpfacturer of Cherryville;
Twelfth district, Mrs. E. L. McKee,
Hoffman Camp Now
The Airborne Command Base at
Hoffman has been officially designa
ted as Camp Mackall by the War De
partment order. The order was re
ceived at Post Headquarters on
March I t
It has been named Camp Mackall
in honor of the late John T. Mackall
who was the first American Para
trooper to give his life for his coun
try in the North African Campaign.
Before going overseas. Private Mac
kall served, with the Second Battal
ion of the 503rd Parachute Infantry
Regiment at Fort Bragg.
Private Mackall was the son of
Mrs. Alda Newton Mackall of 827
Commerce Street Wellsville, Ohio.
George Ross Visits
Visits Us Monday
George Ross, of Raleigh and Jack
son Springs, State Marketing Spe
cialist, paid the News-Journal a vis
it Monday afternoon. His visits are
alwayi interesting and a source of
inspiration. This time "our" boys
in service, the topic interesting
above all things, was the subject of
discussion. George has two rons in
the service. Capt. George Ross Jr.,
is with the Quartermaster Corps in
China on the Burma Road. His let
ters come in about three week? after
being mailed. His last letter told of
the Chinese celebration of their New
Year which is the 5th of February.
Ha says that we "don't know noth
in' " about celebrating until we see
that. They should be in good prac
tice after 5000 years or more of cle.
William Ross, younger :cn, is at
Officers Candidate School at Fort
Joe Williams, organizer of the
Farm Bureau and W. E. Debnam,
Ne-vs analyst of Raleigh ca.ne to
town with Mr. Ross. Mr. Debnam is
a Irother of a former popular News
J out mil foreman Doug Debnam.
WORLD DAY OF
PRAYER FRIDAY, MAR. 12th
March 12. Friday, ir "Vorld Day of
Prayer. The world ATayer program
has been sponsored several years by
the churches of America. All Rae
ford churches are participtting in the
program at the Rreford Methodist
Cbuic'.i Friday at 4:00 P. M., March
12. Public is invited.