The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
"VOLUME XXX Vm. No. 44
RAEFORD, N. C,
$2.00 PER YEAR
'ThcWar Finance committee of this
district of which John F. McNair, Jr.,
is chairman met in Southern Pines
Friday night with Ed Wayne, Secre
tary of North Carolina Banker's As
sociation. The War Quota of the
various counties in the drive which
is to start April 12th was discussed.
North Carolina's quota in this drive
is SIXTY-TWO MILLION DOLLARS
.and Hoke county's is ONE HUN
DRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN
THOUSAND. This amount of money
is to be raised in three weeks or by
May 1st by the Sale of War Bonds.
Plans may be worked out whereby
Hoke can collect- fo- ra Tank Air
plane or other device for prosecuting
,the war. The sale from all bonds
will apply on quota. Monday, April
12th, the day this drive opens,
.broadcasts will be heard from th;
Jiattlfields of .the world.
Our Boys In
""apt. and Mrs. T. B. Lester are
v ding a week's leave in town with
J .ives. -
'Capt Younger Snead returned to
his post at Trinidad last week. Mrs.
Snead accompanied him to the port
Paul Dickson who is at present in
Trinidad has received his promotion.
He is now Capt. Paul Dickson. Capt.
Dickson had a pleasant surprise re
cently. He was in the station hos
pital, with a bad sore throat when
the doer opened and there stood
"Pete," Sgt William Dickson, who
was en route from .the Panama
Canal Zone to the States.
Lt Herbert MeWean, Jr.. who has
been stationed hi Arubft, Dutch Wast
Indies, arrived home Sunday night.
He came by way of Trinidad Where
he saw the Hoke boys, and from there
by plane to Miami.
William K Ennis, son of Mrs. H. T.
Ennis, Raeford, has returned to the
Armored Force Replacement Training
Center at Fort Knox, Ky, for his
PvL Hansel (Buck) Pate has re
tu.iu'd to Fort Jackson afui ...Lin
ing a ten-day furiougn witn his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Pate.
Staff Sgt. Lester E. McMinis is
now stationed at Tuscon Arizona,
Davis Monthan Air Field. He re
ceived his promotion and silver wings
at Consair, California. He rates as
a combat member of the Army Air
Forces "Four Flying Horsemen" com
bination. Ted Rogers, apprentice seaman,
stationed at Bainbridge, Md is at
home on furlough.
Phil Hurt of Fort Knox, Ky., is at
home on furlough.
Midshipman Jack McDutfie. who is
studying at Columbia University, Is
at home on leave. He visited in
New Bern last week where he was
a former science teacher in the high
William Gulledge of Fort Moul
( irjf -nt tne weekem m Rat'frd-
john Dune McNeill of the Coast
Guard at Gloucester, Mass.. is at
home on leave.
pvt. Dee Austin has been seriously
ill with pneumonia. He is out ot
danger now and is at Station hos
pital, Camp Wheeler, Ga.
Hoke Red Cross
Expects To Go
Over The Top
Hoke County Red Cross Workers
pushed their collections to $4,802.00
on Tuesday, April 6. This leaves the
County only $398.00 short on its goal.
The Committee says, it is too near
the top to quit now. In fact, H. I
Gatlin, Jr. the Treasurer, says, (he
people won't let the committee. atop
short of the Goal. Many wfeo, turned
in their money this wee said," Take
this, and I mean tor you boys tq
keep the drive going until our coun
ty gets the balance".
This near the Goal, the Committee
feels under an obligation to get the
rest. They feel that every soldier in
the Committee stopped work this
near the Goal. Let every Red Cross
Worker go out and get that other
S5.00 that is in their neighbor's
pocket and the County will have
gone over the top in another im
portant Defense Drive. Remember,
$5.00 more from each worker!
The next week's Journal will
carry a final report of all collection.
If you can give more, or get more
anywhere, report it to the Treasurer.
H. L. Gatlin, Jr.
Little River Gives More
Than Ten Dollars
The people of Little River town
ship want it known that they con
tributed very much more than $10.00
to the Red Cross fund, even though
that was all that went through
Hoke's quota. Their children, who
attend Moore county schools, gave
and helped to raise very much more
which went into Moore's quota.
Error Made in
Red Cross Report
Through an error in listing con
tributions the name of Mrs. Frank
Tapp with $50 collected was omitted
from Southeast Raeford. Mrs. Tom-
mie Unchurch, chairman.
Expects North Carolina
To Raise Quota
In calling on North Carolinians
for full co-operation in the Nation's
second War Loan Drive to- be launch
ed April 12th, Governor Broughton
"North Carolina may well be proud
of its record in this war emergency.
Noble response has been made to
every challenge. We cannot, how
ever, rest upon past achievements.
The challenge of this particular) fi
nancial campaign will sharply test
the resources and the patriotism of
our people. Success cannot be at
tained by any one group or section.
It will take the combined and un
limited efforts of individuals, groups,
institutions, corporations, banks, and
all other business concerns to suc
ceed completely in this challenging
MUST TUT DOWN
Until conditions are more stable
the News-Journal will be forced to
cut down on the many long articles
handed in by various departments.
Live newt and necessary notices are
things that wil lbe featured. Person
als, social affairs and church notices
and news of the boys in the Service
will be welcomed and Advertising
(received with open arms.
State Laws Against
NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL
Resolution No. 32
S. R. No. 307.
A JOINT RESOLUTION CALL
ING UPON ALL LAW ENFORCE
MENT AGENCIES OF THE STATE
TO STRICTLY ENFORCE STATE
LAWS AGAINST VAGRANCY, TO
AID IN THE WAR EFFORT.
W,tfEREAS, there is now on the
st,$tutte books of this State a string
ent taw against vagrants and tramps
which is found in the Consolidated
Statutes of one thousand nine hun
dred and nineteen, Section four
thousand four hundred and fifty
WHEREAS, notwithstanding the
I Provisions ui sa.u i, . l'
are wandering or strolling about in
idleness who are able to work and
have no property to support them,
and many are persons who fall with
in the definition of vagrants and
tramps are set forth in said section;
WHEREAS, more than ever be
fore, there is Immediate demand
for the employment ot all able'
bodied persons in the war effort and
war industries; and
WHEREAS, by reason of war con
ditions, suitable employment is now
available for every ablebodied per-'
son. who desires to work, either in
industry or In agriculture; and
WHEREAS, the strict enforce
ment of the State law against va
grancy may result in increasing the
available manpower of the State:
Now, therefore, be it resolved by
the Senate, the House of Represent
Section 1. That all sheriffs, consta
bles and the police and other peace
officers of the State are hereby
urged to strictly and diligently en
force the provisions of the North
Carolina statutes against vagrants
and tramps, which is found in Ar
ticle thirty-nine of Chapter eighty
two of the Consolidated Statues of
able-bodied persons fit to work
who are by law designated as va
grants or tramps, and who are
not engaged in any gainful occupa
tion, shall be compelled to either be
come employed or be subject to in
dictment and prosecution under said
Sec. 2. That a copy of this Reso
lution be sent by the Secretary of
State to the mayors of all incorpo
rated towns in this State, and a
copy be sent to the solicitors and to
the prosecuting attorneys in all in
ferior courts, and the newspapers of
the State be requested to publish the
same without compensation there
for. Sec. 3. That this Resolution shall
be in full force and effect from and
after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read
three times and ratified, this the 9th
day of March, 1943.
R. L. HARRISS,
President of the Senate.
JOHN KERR, JR.
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives. Examined and found correct,
C. E. QUINN,
Copies issued pursuant to Section 2
of this Resolution.
Secretary of State
AU persons making application for
purchase certificates for new tires
must attach to their application their
tire Inspection certificates.
Badly Injured Near
John Boyd Bartlett, 30, of 3131
Monroe Road, Charlotte, was severely
injured Thursday morning when he
was struck by an automobile near
Raeford. It was belie vd at first
that Bartlett was repairing a tire
on his car by the side of the road
when he was struck by a passing
motorist. Later it was found thai
another tire blew out and hit him
in the face. He was taken to High-
smith Hospital where he died, having
never regained consciousness.
Funeral services were held Satur
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the
chapel of Harry and Bryant in Char
lotte. Rev. W. W. Lawton, Jr., pas
tor of Oakhurst Baptist church in
charge. Interment was in Elmwood
cemetery. Surviving are his wife,
three sons, his parents, two brothers
and two sisters.
Ryan McBryde Sworn
In New Board
North Carolina's new State Board
of Education was sworn in Thursday
at 11 o'clock in Governor Brough
ton's office by Chief Justice Walter
The board convened for its first
meeting immediately after the ad'
ministration of the oath of office.
A total of 12 appointive members
took the oath, in addition to three
ex-officio members Lieutenant Gov
ernor R. L. Harris, Clyde Erwin,
superintendent of public instruction,
and Charles Johnson, State treasurer.
Among the appointive members who
will serve for two-year terms in
Ryan McBryde of Hoke.
Observers at the Sanatorium, N. C.
Observation Post will be called upon
on April 26, 1943 to maintain a
twentyfour (24) hour watch for air
planes it was revealed today. Au
thority has been granted by Willis
R. Taylor, Commanding General of
the First Fighter Command of the
Army Air Forces for the activation
of the Charlotte Filter Center.
Heretofore, the Sanatorium Ob
servation Post was on an "instant
alert"basis, with the observers ready
to go into action at a moment's no
tice. The purpose of this activation, ac
cording to Lt. Colonel Oscar C. Tig
ner. Regional Commander, Wilming
ton Air Defense Region, is for test
ing the efficiency of the Aircraft
Warning System within the Wil
mington Region including Ground
Observer Organizations, civilian vol
unteer workers in the Filter Centers
and communication facilities. The
Wilmington Air Defense Region
comprises almost the entire state of
All qualified observers and those
interested in applying for this ser
vice are urged to contact Mr. O. B.
Isreal, Sanatorium, N. C, Chief Ob
The following business houses ot
Raeford have agreed to close their
places of business each Wednesday
afternoon at 12:30 p. m. beginning
on the third Wednesday p. m.
April 21st, and each Wednesday
thereafter through August 18, 1943.
Ilenners Kconomy Store, City Mar
ket. Collins Dept. Store, The Bank
of Raeford. The Ladies Shop, Blue
mont Beauty Shop, McNeill Cleaners,
Graham's Gift Shop, Hoke Auto
Co., Raeford Dry Cleaners, Keith's
Beauty S .op. Home Food Market,
McLaurM'i: Co., Inc. Israel Mann.
Raeford 1' iMware, A ;.nd P. Tea Co.,
K. D. Lowe. Daris 5, 10 and 25c
Store. M 5 and 10c Store, Pro
gressive Stores, Panders, Baucom's
Cash S'o Smith's Had'o 8ervlce,
Uaefonl Pe-nlture Co., Farmers
furnishing- Co., Campbell and Co.
Dude Workers In
Burlington, Iowa, April 2
-Teachers lay aside their books
and shoulder heavy ordnance articles
a newspaper reporter writes the
final story of the day and goes out
to help push boxcars, students give
up football and baseball to load
That is the situation in this city of
27,000 today as white-collar workers
try to relieve the shortage of man
ual labor in the Iowa ordnance plant.
Fifty students and men who hold
white-collar jobs during the day now
work from 6 to 10 at night in the
storage warehouses of the plant.
They work one to six nights a week,
the average is four.
The short-shifters are called
'dudes" by then- fellow employees,
but the plant management avers that
they are a far cry from the usual
conception of a "dude". They work
hard, don,t complain and take the
rough work like veterans.
The above article is one of the
many that has come to our attention
m regard to an all out War effort.
Another was this: In the recent Red
Cross Drive when it seemed that a
certain community was not going to
raise its quota, the High School
shouldered a big part of the respon
sibility. The boys and girli offered
their services td the community for
several afternoons and evenings and
gave the money they earned to the
Red Cross. They helped plant gar
dens, mow lawns, wash windows,
clean house, keep children, in fact
they did things that people wanted
done and were willing to pay for.
Revenue Commissner Edwin Gill
announced Monday that Laurie Mc
Eachern of Raeford had been ap
pointed chief of the Field Deputies
of the State Revenue Department
For the past two years Hr. Mc
Eachern has been head of the li
cense registration division of the
Motor Vehicles Department, before
that he represented Hoke County in
the lower house of the General As
He SDent last week in Rarfnrrf and
will probably assume his new duties
2 Farm Life Homes
Destroyed by Fire
On Friday night of last week
the home r: Weldon Guln was
destroyed by fire and on Monday
afternoon of this week the home
of Furman McCaskill was de
stroyed by fire. Both of these
homes were located In the Farm
Life community between Vans and
Carthage. On Friday fire also
destroyed two buildings on the
J. A. and Eckie Mcintosh place
where fertilizer was stored.
LOST Between Raeford and Ashley
Heights one Linotype man. Re
ported found In a Johnson City
by K. A. McDonald
The Board of Education held its
bi-ennial organization meeting
Monday, April S at. which time A.
W. Wood was re-elected chairman
of the new two year term. All mem
bers present were sworn in by Clerk
of the Court, J. B. Cameron. K. A
MacDonald was re-elected County
Superintendent of schools and the
following men were re-appointed
district school committeemen: Dis
trict No. 1, L. M. Lester, H. C. Mc
Lauchlin, Walter Maxwell; District
No. 2, J. B. Womble, W. L. Thorn
burg, F. L. Eubanks; District No. 3,
C. L. Wood, Kirk Parker, Perce Gil
lis; District No. 4, Norman Mclnrus,
J. L. McFadyen, Frank McGregor;
District No. 5, D. W. Gillis, Marshall
McBryde, Archie McGougan.
Mrs. C. Parker Poole, Dristrict Su
pervisor of Nursery Schools, was in
town Monday making a survey of
the Edinburg Mills with a veiw to
the establishment of a nursery
Miss Anne Buie, Miss Marianna
Kimbrough, R. A. Smoak, V. R.
White, and K. A. MacDonald attend
ed the Delegate Assembly of the
North Carolina Education Associa
tion held in Raleigh last week.
All schools of the county are co
operating in the new War Bond
Drive and have entered the ''Buy a
All schools cooperated in the Red
Cross Campaign and we hope to
give a detailed list of the schools
ana; me amounts raised in next
Treasurer Gatlin of the Hoke
County Chapter is very much
pleased with the showing the schools
The schools of Hoke County wish
to extend their congratulations to
Senator Ryan McBryde who was
inaugurated a member of the new
State Board of Education in Raleigh
The Raeford District committee
held its regular bi-monthly meeting
last Tuesday evening.
Miss Mary Falls Peele vocational
home economics teacher at Hoke
High is conducting a class in nu
trition at the State Sanatorium.
The Circles of the Raeford Pres
byterian Church will meet Monday,
April 12th., at 3.30 o'clock as follows:
Circle No. 1, Mrs. W. B. Whitley,
Chairman, with the Chairman.
Circle No. 2, Mrs. Robert Cox,
Chairman, with the Chairman.
Circle No. 3, Mrs. J. A. Baucom,
Chairman, with the Chairman.
Circle No. 4, Mrs. .Herbert Mc
Keithen, Chairman, with the Chair
Circle No. 5 with Mrs. H. C. Rob
Circle No. 6, Mrs. A. K. Currie
Chairman with Mrs. W. T. Coving
Circle No. 7, Mrs. Hubert McLean
Chairman, with Mrs. Marcus Smith.
Circle No. 8, Mrs, H. K. Holland,
Chairman, with the Chairman.
The Business Woman's Circle will
meet Thursday, April 15th., at 6.30
o'clock with Mrs. J. W. Walker.