The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
YOUMK XXXVlll. No. 42
RAEFORD, N. C, tiuhsd.ay, maiu m im, hmu
$2.00 PER YEAR
Urge Hoke Be
Washington, D. C, Mar. 23 Sen
ator Robert R. Reynolds and Attor
ney W. G. Pittman, of Rocki.igham,
in a conference with James B. Blan
ford, director of the National Hous
ing Agency, requested that Hoke,
Richmond, Scotland and Moore coun
ties be declared a defense area. Ad
ditional housing facilities were urg
ed for this area and the privilege of
getting necessary materials to take
care of the influx of people since the
establishment of Camp Mackall at
Hoffman and the Air Base at Max
ton. Several business men in Raeford
have signified their willingness to
build if they could get necessary ma
terial. At present every apartment
is filled and many people are rent
ing their available rooms.
Our Bov Scout
When a new man comes to the
communtiy we are interested in who
lie is and where he came from. Court
land W. Baker has just taken over
the reins of the Cape Fear Council
of Boy Scouts, and as this section is
in that council we felt that the
Scouts would like to know some
thing about Mr. Baker.
Mr. Baker did not tell his age so
you will have to guess at that He
wah born in Ohio, and received his
A. B. Degress from Ootterbein Col
lege located at Westerville, Ohio.
Later he received his M. A. from
High State University at Columbus,
Mr. Baker had a pood start for he
s a Boy Scout for five years, and
at is longer than most boys stay
with scouting. Then ' he became
Scoutmaster and served thus for
five years. He was a troop commit
teeman for one year and has been in
professional work for the past five
years. He certainly seems to have
had proper training for the, work
that he is now undertaking.
FROM ONE INTERESTED IN
by K. A. McDonald
The regular monthly principals
meeting was held in the office of the
superintendent on Monday after
noon. At this time it was decided
for the opening of the schools to be
moved up to 8:30 o'clock for the
county schools and 9 o'clock for
schools in Raeford. This change
to take effect on the first of April.
The treasury department is spon
soring a campaign in the schools
throughout the nation called "Buy a
."j Campaign" during A r . .hj
schools are to sell Ou.o ana stamps
in excess of what they have been do
ing and the money from this sale is
to go for the buying of Jeeps for the
Army. A goal of four Jeeps has been
set for the schools of the county.
This will mean a sale of $3,600.00 in
Bonds and Stamps in addition to
what has been done regularly.
The Civil Service Examination was
given to the seniors on Wednesday,
March 17. Every student taking the
examination, passed it. There will be
another examinatio in May and those
desiring to take it should get in touch
with the postmaster. This examina
tion will include other subjects than
just typing and shorthand.
ERNEST CAMPBELL OUT
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Ernest Campbell, genial and pop
ular manager of the Chevrolet place
(Hoke Auto), is at his old post again
after a long illness. He looks and
feels fine and is receiving congratu
lations on his complete recovery.
IOTHER AND SISTER
In all acounts ot the death of the
late A. C. Bethune. the names of his
brother and sister were inadvertent
ly omitted. He is survived by R. L.
Bethune, a brothrr, who was a for
mer Register of P' ds of Hoke, also
a former mayor cf F..ieford, and an
only sister, Mrs. John S. Maultsby.
The Agricultural Department of
Upchurch High School (colored) re
ports that two courses in rural war
production have been completed by
colored youth of Hoke County out-of-school
and adults. There are six
teen projects started with a total of
2700 babychicks. By April 5th, 100
percent of the members are expected
to have projects.
This department is now engaged
in the production, concervation and
processing of food for farm families.
The High school is coming to the
end of the first quarter drive for U.
S. Bonds and Stamps and every ne
gro in Hoke County is asked to buy
as many as possible,
' The Blackout Thursday of this
week was reported by Chief Air
Warden, Cecil Dow, to ho a 99 per
cent success. He commented on the
fact that people are co-operating in
a most satisfactory manner.
Classes in food preservation con
ducted by Miss Mary F. Poole will
start this week at the Sanatorium
and at others parts of the county.
The county mechanic will start a
class in farm machinery repair Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday night
from 7:30 to 10:30 p. m., starting
Any farmer having farm machin
ery in need of repair who wil stay
and assist in repairing such machin
ery should see the mechanic to en
roll. These classes are sponsored by the
departments of Vocational Agricul
ture and State Office of Education
to aid the farmer in keeping his ma
chinery in good shape. There is no
charge except for parts and the work
is done by the farmer himself with
A news article from Washington
today slates that publication of news
papers has been certfied as an ac
tivity contributing to the war ef
fort under occupational Bulletin No.
OF ROWLAND DIES
Frineds of Mrs. C. W. Barrington
sympathize with her in the loss of
her brother Barnard A. Edens, who
recently died at his home in Row
For forty years he was a leader in
the business, civic and religious life
of Rowland. For a number of years
he was president of the Bank of
Rowland. He was also interested in
the mercantile business and gave his
time during the latter years of his
lift to his farm.
WATCH YOUR LABEL
Attention has been called repeat
edly lately to the fact that many
subscriptions are PAST DUE. That
shows on your label. However,
cards are being mailed as fast as we
can get them out calling attention to
this. Please pay up. The cost of
producing the paper, not to mention
the worry and trouble has doubled.
News pdint is to be rationed and
those whose subscriptions are PAID
will be continued on the mailing list.
FOR CONTROL CENTER
BEGINNING MARCH 26
March 26 Friday, Mrs. J. H.
Walker;March 27 Saturday, Mrs. H.
A. Greene; March 28 Sunday, Mrs.
H. C. McLauchlin; March 29 Mon
day, Mrs. T. B. Upehurch, Jr.; March
3ii Tuesday, Mrs. t. L. Murray;
March 31 Wednesday, Mrs. J. H.
Bine; April 1 Thursday, Mrs. R .H.
Tlic Greatest Mother
sji. r l
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Red Cross Receipts
Reach 1-2-Wav Mark
Total reported and collected for
the Red Cross War Fund to Monday
March 22nd was $2,736.74. which
puts the Hoke County Chapter a lit
tle over half of its quota. With only
a few days left to attain the greatest
quota ever assessed this county the
workers are prged to work harder
than ever. It is every worker's priv
ilege and duty to call to the atten
iton of all that this is a WAR FUND
DRIVE rather than the usual an
nual Roll Call. .
LET'S PUT HOKE OVER THE
TOP. WE CAN WEMUST WE
The March meeting of the Educa
tional Department of the Raeford
Woman's Club was held Tuesday,
March 23, at 3:30 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. A. K. Curie, with Mrs. J. W.
McLauchlin, Mrs. Neill McFadyen,
and Mrs .D. H. Hodgin serving as
Mrs. A. K. Currie, chairman, presid
ed over the business session. The
club members voted to continue giv
ing cakes to the Soldiers' Center.
Mrs. H. A. Cameron gave some im
portant data concerning Red Cross
work in the county. The Chairman
appointed Mrs. J. W. McLauchlin,
Mrs. T. B. Upchurch and Mrs. Colon
Scarborough to serve as program
Mrs. Crawford Thomas was in
charge of the program and ably dis
cussed the country of Russia. Mrs.
Thomas prefaced her talk with a
review of the geography, climate,
and industries of Russia. Then she
spoke concering Stalin, the Red Ar
my, and the Communist party. Mrs.
Thomas stated that all forms of re
ligion was actively discountenanced
by the Russian government. She al
so said that following the revolution
in 1917, an ambitious and compre
hensive system of education was in
augurated and that the illiteracy of
Russia had been reduced to a mini
mum. Mrs. Thomas concluded her
talk with a discussion of the part
Russia is taking in the present war.
After the program club members
and guests were invited into the din
ing room for refreshments. Mrs. J.
W. McLauchlin poured coffee and
Mrs. McFadyen and Mrs. Currie ser
ved dainty sandwiches.
Guests of the Department were:
Mrs. Jordan, Mrs .Wyly, Mrs. Gra
ham Dickson, who has been making
her home in California, and Mrs. Mc
Lean, of Fayetteville.
Fish Fnt a Success
John McGooRan and Harry Green
put on one of their good fis!i frys
Friday night at the Armory to rroke
money for the 'or;. Red Cross Drive
Many people went and enjoyed a
bountiful meal. A neat sum w is
in the World
I . js I '. fa I'
Tuesday, March 23, Food Preser
vation Workshop was conducted in
Heme Economics Department of the
High School by Miss Elsie Yarbor
ough, District Farm Security Home
On the second day, the workshop
was for zone and block leaders and
of the town, farm neighborhood lead
ers in Home Denmonstration Clubs.
Miss Yarborough gave the demons
trations on the second day also. Plans
were made at the rst day's organi
zation to reach rural families and to
help sector leaders get their groups
With the Army
Lt. and Mrs. John Saad and Lt.
Dottie Saad, of Camp Mackall, Hoff
man, have rooms at Mrs. State's.
Capt. and Mrs. McCrary, of the
Airborne Division, are now at J. A.
Capt. and Mrs. Milton. Roth, have
been ordered to Ft. Sill and have
given up their apartment at J. A.
Lt. and Mrs. Perry Sloan are
spending a week's leave in Durham.
Lt. and Mrs. Flannery have a room
at Chandler Robert's.
Lt. and Mrs. Gerrish are at Mrs.
Hallie Gatlin's. Lt. Gerrish is a
flight officer at Maxwell Air Base.
Lt. and Mrs. James Harrell and
Jimmy expect to move to Fayette
ville this week end. The Harrell's
have been living at Miss Ida Mc
Lauchlin's. Lt. and Mrs. Otto have as their
guest, Lt. Otto's mother, Mrs. J. H.
Otto, of Ohio.
Lt. and Mrs. Obrecht, of the Air
borne Division, have taken a room
with Mrs. Frank Tapp.
Pfc. and Mrs. J. C. Adams, Pfc.
and Mrs. Robert Bigley, Jr., have
rooms at Mrs. C. W. Seates.
Cheery Place Sunday
Fifty-six soldiers found warmth,
i home like welcome and hospitality
at the Soldier's Center Sunday. Hot
roffee and sandwiches were served
tn the boys directing a convoy.
BUTTER AND FATS FROZEN
OPA has banned the sale of but
ter, margarine, lard and other edi
S e fats for a week, and then they
a ill be rationed and purchased only
The order freezing these commod
ties, vas unheralded , and went in-
0 effect Sunday midnight. The ra-
1 oning vn ler the point system will
Hgin on March 29. Until that time
.11 retail sales have ceased.
Going to Roys in
UNITED STATES POSTOFFICE
New York City
March 22, 1943.
Raeford, N. C.
In connection w:'i your inquiry
(File Mrs. PD, ed March 11th,
please be advn at newspapers
mailed by you e d in the man
ner indicated, up eipt, are dis
patched to their j '.ive destina
tions by the tirs. g . 'able oppor
tunity after receip ,
Respectfull, f,. s,
ALBERT GOLDM. Z ostmaster.
The above letter is V J;wer to a
rumor that NewspapeVif were NOT
being mailed to boys overseas.
Newspapers mailed from News-Journal
office are being properly endors
ed for foreign mailing and DO go out
from New York.
I Supplementary Gas
For I armers
Since the reduction of the value
of "A" gas coupons from 3 gallons
to 1 1-2 gallons a new ruling in re
gard to making application for sup
plementary rations has gone into ef
fect. Below is an outline of the pro
cedure that a farmer must follow in
making aplication for suplementary
A farmer mus go to the nearest
member of the township AAA com
mittee of his township. These town
ship committeemen have a supply of
application blanks. The farmer
makes out an application; the town
shij commitee passes on this appli
cation and passes it on to the farm
transportation committee of the War
Board. This committee passes on the
application and transmits the appli
cation to the County War Price and
Ration Board. The Ration Board will
then issue the supplementary ration
after receiving the applications from
the Township Committee of the War
Board. Whatever ration is then is
sued will be mailed to the applicant.
The War Price and Ration Baord
wlil not issue any supplementary ra
tion to farmers until the above pro
cedure has been followed, even tho
the farmer has already made appli-'
cation direct to the Ration Board.
Persons who are not farmers will
make their applications directly to
the Ration Board as heretofore.
Mrs.. D.T. Currie
Dies At Laurel Hill
Her many friends in this commun
ity were grieved to learn of the
death of Mrs. Duncan Thomas Cur
rie at her home in the old Laurel
Hill section on March 7th.
Kitty Currie, as she was familiar
ly known, was the daughter of Dun
can K. and Sally Smith McDuffie, of
near Raeford near old Sandy Grove
Church, now a part of Fort Bragg
Mrs. Currie is survived by three
sons and one daughter, Miss Sarah
Currie and Theron Currie, of the
home place, Duncan Currie, of Laur
inburg and Walter N. Currie, of the
U. S .Army.
The following brothers and sisters
survive: Mrs. John David, of Rich
mond, Va.; Mrs. E. B. Thompson, of
Cameron, Mrs. Harriet McNeill, Miss
Sadie McDuffie, and John M. Mc
Duffie, of Raeford.
FACES LIGHT DOCKET
The cold weather over the week
end evidently kept law violators at
home in Hoke County as Judge Mc
Queen faced a very light docket
Tuesday, only two cases coming up
SMALL GRAIN CERTIFICATION
Any farmers in Hoke County who
desire to have their grain certified
by the N. C. Crop Improvement As
sociation should serd in their appli
cation before April 15, says A. S.
Knowles, County Agent. Applica
tion blanks may be secured from the
icounty agent's office.
Red Cross Funds
Collected in Hoke
Allendale: Mrs. I'.elle Currie $43.00
Antioch: J. C Gibson, $14,00; W.
L. Gibson, $18.00; Willie Mae Liles,
$14.25; Mrs. McPhaul, $15.00; D. W.
Gillis, $13.00; I. L. Newton, $10.00;
G. C. Lyttle, $16.00; Total $100.25.
Hlue SprinKS: Mrs. J.L.McMinuis,
$4.50; J. R. Hendrix, $32.00; Mrs. J.
W. McBryde and Mrs. Hector Mc
Neiill, $49.50; Mrs. Lucy Smith, $19.
00; Miss Martha Walters, $6.25; to
Wayside: J. H. Plummer,
S33.60; Mrs. Dan Ray. $5.00; Mrs. D.
K. Parker, $15.33; W. M. Monroe,
$15.00; A. K. Stevens, $23.00; Mrs.
Marshall Newton, $17.25; Marshall
Newton, Sfi.00; John Parker, $15.00;
Ashley Heights: Miss Delia Wil
son, $9.0(1; Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Sin-cl-iir,
$57.05; Total $(i(i.0f.
Sanatorium: Elizabeth O'Brien,
$24.00; Mrs. J. L. U. all. feiiT.OO; Total
Rockfish: Mrs. G. D. Dees. $13.
75: L. B. Dees, $5.26; Mr. and Mrs.
Z. G. Ray. $7.0(1; Mrs. R. P. Ritter,
$3.00; Total $29.01.
Arabia: Mrs. Annie B. Davis, $11,
75; David Hendrix, $15.00; Mrs. J. A.
Jones, $7.85; Mrs. Lillian McDougald,
$6.50; Total 41.10.
Raedeen: W. J. McDiarmid, $57,
00; Irene Downer, $12.00; Mrs. C. C.
Conoly, $27.00; Total $96.00.
Little River: Miss Josephine Hall,
Stonewall: W. I. Culbreth, $4.00;
Mrs. Jesse Gibson, $31.25; M. D.
Yates, $6.00; Total $41.25.
Raeford Schools: Mrs. A. D. Gore,
$42.00; Miss Leone Currie, $27.50;
Rural Schools: Bowmore, colored,
$34.70; Shady Grove, colored, $7.00;
Macedonia, Indian, $2.00; Total $43.
70. Industrial: Hoke Oil & Fertilizer
Co., $42.00; Raeford Lumber Co.,
$11.00; Edinburgh Cotton Mills,
$176.00; Total $229.00.
Raeford, S. East: Mrs. A. G. Stuart
$92.50; Mrs. W. P. Baker, $8.75; Mrs.
Herbert McKeithan, $9.00; Mrs. C.
M. Baker, S9.00; Mrs. J. D. Howell,
$14.00; Mrs. J. M. Baker, $24.10; To
Raeford, S. West: Mrs. Tommie
Raeford, N. West: Mrs. J. H. Blue
and Mrs. M. R. Smith, $96.00; Mrs.
R. B. Lewis, $54.00; Mrs. Don Davis,
$14.00; Mrs. L. M. Upchurch, $276.
50; Total $440.50.
Raeford, N. East: Mrs. Israel
Special Gifts: J. L. McNeill, $70.
00. Business District: Israel Mann,
D. H. Hodgin, $200.00.
County office building: Miss Hol
Received from Fish Fry: J. A. Mc
Grand total, $2736.74.
DELAY IN NEWS-JOURNAL
The Newt-Journay was delayed
again this week for the same reason
as last. The new pari ordered for
the linotype didn't arriy until
Thursday and the paper had to be
set up in Southern Vine. The Pilot
like all the rest of us. is short on
labor and rushed to death and could
n't get the job till Friday. W hop
Uil is our last apology.
W. W. Bobbitt was building ter.
races on his farm near Ashely
Heights a few days ago. The terrace
lines were run by the Pee Dee-Cape
Fear soil conservation district.
Tr. N. F. Sinclair, of Ashlev
Heights, has recently seeded a wet
piece of land to a grass and clover
mixture. This land with adioininir
land that was unprofitable to culti
vate will be used for a permanent
N. H. G. Balfour, near Dundarrach,
says (hat sericea lespedeza is as good
prazing plant as can be grown. He
'sos sericea pasture for all year graz
nc by seeding rye in the early fall
n the sericea. The rye will be large
nough to graze when the frost kills