The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
"ME XXXVII NO 45
TliritSD.W, APRIL 13, 1UI3
8J.0 I'EU VKAB
Hoke Is Buying War Bonds!
The election of Mayor and Town
Aldermen last week was a quiet
affair. Only sixteen votes were
cast and little interest was shown.
Carl Morris who served out Dr.
Brown's unexpired term was
elected Mayor and three old
Aldermen were elected; they are
Lawrence Stanton, Neill McFad
yen, A. V. Saunders, two new
ones are Milton Campbell and
Crawford Thomas. Milton Camp
bell served on the board effici
ently for many years up until a
few years ago. H. L. Gatlin was
the member of the Town Board
Tho did not offer his name for
There's a funny little story
connected with the above election.
The ballot boxes were in what is
now the Control Room of lilM
Town Hall. Mrs. Clyde I'pchurch
was to have charge of the Con
trol room that day, so she went
down bright and early, having
frogotten about the election. She
found G. W. Cox and Jim Arch
McQueen in there. They just kept
sitting so she asked them if they
were going to spend the day with
her, they said "Yes." Later on
Friedcll strolled in. She said.
"Are you going to spend the day
with me too?" He suid
By that time she was deciding
Bhe'd let thorn spend the day to
gether and sjie'd leave, when 'hey
ai-ked her to vote. Not until then
ho know what it was all
They were glad to have
jte as nobody else had done
... except the policeman.
The Kiwanis Club held Its regu
lar weekly meeting last Tuesday
eening at the Hotel Raeford with
President Cecil Dew presiding,
Dr. Matbeson was in charge of
the program. He had a program
promised from Camp Mackall.
Through soma- misunderstanding
the program did not show up.
The meeting was then turned Into
a business meeting.
It was decided not to send
delegates to Kiwanis Internation
al to be held in Cleveland, Ohio
Tommie I'pchurch talked on
the Bond Drive and told the club
that Hoke 'County's Quota was
A committee was appointed to
study the advisability of starting
a "Share-Th Ride" plan.
WITH OUR BOYS
IN THE SERVICE
Pete Howell, who is with the
Navy at Charleston, S. C, is
spending his leave with his moth
er, Mrs. P. C. Howell.
Reece. Campbell, of the Navy
spent a short leave this week with
bis parents, Mr, and Mrs. Lock
Cpl. George L. Caddell return
ed Wednesday night to Station
Hospital, Reno Army Air Base,
Reno, Nevada after a 15 day fur
lough. He came home especially
to attend the funeral of his Uncle
Mr. M. D. McCrlmmon of West
End and to visit his Aunt, Mrs.
M. D. McCrlmmon who has been
geriously ill for two months. Cpl.
Caddell says he gets the Journal
every week and is always glad to
get the news from home.
There will be a series of Pre
' Services at the Raeford
1st Church beginning with
J ,unday, April 18. Dr. H. C.
Fayetteville District Sup
erintendent, will preach Sunday
evening at 8:00 o'clock, and the
j-ntor will preach each evening
t the same hour during the week.
Tba Mens Bible Class is.
tiavlng as their visitor next Sun
day returned, wounded soldier
from North Africa. Coma and Join
us In the Sunday services. I
The following men have been
drawn for Jury duty In Hoke
County for the April term of
John Simpson, Little River;
H. S. Carroll, Raeford; W. A.
Hair, Antioch; W. D. Brown, Rae
ford; J. D. Beasley, Stonewall;
R. R. Covington, Raeford; H. L.
Koonce, McLauchlin; Daniel Mc
Gill, Little River; N. A. McFad
yen, Quewhiffle; E. G. Wickline,
Stonewall; G. W. Ray, McLauch
lin; J. G. Cameron, Little River;
Archie Watson, Allendale; T. H.
Ingrain, Stonewall; Thomas Ste
phens, Stonewall; J. A. Patterson,
McLauchlin; D. M. McBryde,
Stonewall; K. E. Cole, Raeford;
David A. Chason, Stonewall; J.
L. Conoly, Raeford; J. E. Sum
mer, Stonewall; J. T. Dean,
Stonewall; W. C. Ray, McLauch
lin; Carl Childress. Blue Springs;
John K. Parker, McLauchlin; V.
V. Cameron, Quewhiffle; Evan
Wright, Blue Springs; M. D.
Yates, Stonewall; J. V. Smith,
1 Little River; G. W. Williamson.
Rueford; Leo Maxwell, Blue
Springs; Milton Campbell, Rae
ford; C. J. Holland, Raeford;
Charlie Hendiix, Antioch; W. J.
Hasty, Allendale; J. K. McNeill,
Raeford; D. L, McGougan, Stone
wall; Carl Riley, Quewhiffle; M.
G. Ray, McLauchlin.
Mrs. P. A. Sloan, of Durham,
Is visiting her son and daughter,
Lieut, and Mrs. Perry Sloan.
Captain and Mrs. Lamanda,
who have been living in the Bill
Lamont house, and Lieut, and
Mrs. Flannery who have been
staying at the Frank Tapps, have
taken the Robert Gatlin home.
Lieut. S. E. Balch who will
marry Miss Elizabeth Brock in
Richmond, Saturday, will move
into the Bill Lamont house with
Captain and Mrs. Lane who are
now at Will Roberts' will occupy
the Clyde Upchurch, Jr., home
after the Pattersons join Col.
Patteison in Macon, Ga.
Lieut, and Mrs. Hafner and son,
ol Chester, S. C, have rented the
Whitley apartment and will move
in this week end.
Lieut, and Mrs. Carl Volk, of
Clearwater, Mich., have a room
in the Harry Green home. Lieut.
Volk is stationed at Camp Mac
kall. Sgt. and Mrs. Propes are now
occupying the McEachern apart
ment. The Officers' Wives' Club will
be entertained at a Coca-Cola
and Bridge party next Thursday,
April 22nd at 1:30 o'clock in the
If. A. Cameron Summer House.
Should the weather be inclement
the party will be held in the
Cameron home. The hostesses,
Mrs. Ray Pickel and Mrs. Taylor,
extend a cordial invitation to all
officers' wives living in Raeford.
Those ladies who do not play
bridge will be delighted to spend
seme time in the Cameron garden
which is one of Raeford's par
ticular spots of beauty. Reserva
tions are to be telephoned to
Mrs. Pickel, 202-1, not later than
Tuesday, April 20th.
Ill IX VIH'HI HCH WILL NOT
l'LAV BALL THIS SEASON
Bill I'pchurch, now Assistant
manager of Pender's has decided
not to play ball this season. He
has his contract with the Rich
mond Colts but will not sign as
he it waiting his call to the
"Many women In Hoke County
will be interested in the follow
ing information which was re
cently released by OPA," says
Josephine Hall, Home Agent. "On
March 3 materials to build 150,
000 steel pressure cookers of the
7 quart size were allocated to
three pressure cooker manufac
turers. Since the supply of cookers
will fall far short of meeting the
unprecedented demand, all pres
sure cookers produced in 1943
will be rationed. The Department
oi: Agriculture will be responsible
for allocations to states and will
outline rationing, procedure just
as soon as possible. No orders
will be filled by the manufacturers
this year direct to individual
Dean Schaub, Director of Ex
tension Work in North Carolina,
has asked that 5000 cookers be
sent to North Carolina. This will
be an average of 50 to a county.
Since Hoke County is small it is
expected that the county will not
be allocated over 30 or 4 0. Those
people interested in buying a
pressure cooker may register in
the Home Agent's office. The
price of the cooker will be ap
When the managers of the
Home Food Market, lurge local
ly owned grocery, arrived at the
store Saturday morning they
found that they had been neatly
robbed the night before. The full
length glass in the front door had
been taken out and was carefully
set to the side, while the robber
walked in. He had removed the
qt arter-round, and lifted the glass
out with plyers. About $300 that
had been put in, what was thought
a safe place, for the night before
was missing. When Buddy Brun
son, delivery boy came to work
he was very nervous, took two
BC's and manifested his fear in
a noticeable manner but denied
any knowledge of the robbery.
However the Sheriff was notified
and when Brunson was arrested
$250 was found In his shoes. His
home on Cockman Hill in the
northern edge of town was
searched and many groceries and
stolen articles were found.
"Points" just hadn't registered
with Buddy because he'd laid his
There was a hearing in Re
corders court Tuesday morning
and he was bound over to Superior
court to await trial.
THE WAR HAS
Would one ever have thought
that several years ago that Rae
ford would have housed many
Well the service and cuisine of
the Raeford Hotel under the
management "f St. Cloud and
Lewis has brought many movie
actors here this past winter who
were playing for Fort Bragg sol
diers. The' past week Dick Powell
was here for several days. His
desire for privacy and quiet was
respected. That's what brings
On Sunday afternoon an offi
cer and his wife from .the far
West were busy making their
Victory Garden preferred It to
golf or un-patriotic pleasure rid
ing .and so It goes.
Ration Book to Service Men
Service men who eat 10 or more
meals per week away from the
Army Post are entitled to Ration
Book No. 1.
Hoke County citizens have done
their part again in an important
War Drive. On the County's
$5,200 War Relief Goal the
people paid 5,424.66. This is one
of the best records of any small,
rural county in the State.
The drive closed last week, and
to every citizen who made a con
tribution, the Red Cross com
mittee wishes to say, we thank
you. The soldiers thank you. And
the parents of soldiers all over
America thank you.
The News-Journal has grace
ously consented to publish the
names of all who gave as much
at. $1.00. The list for this week
is as follows:
M. M. Thompson, J. A. Al
mond, J. T. Stutts, George Sha
ker, E. R. Pickler. Mrs. Roye
Goodwin, Floyd Seals, Mrs. J. A.
Almond, Doris Almond, Estelle
Almond, H. T. Pickler, Mrs.
Crowell Almond, Mrs. J. W.
Strother, L. B. Seals Sr., Mrs.
Arthur Lowder, R. A. Smoak,
Mrs. T. N. McLauchlin, Mrs. Mar
gies C. Townsend, Mrs. E. B.
Satterwhite, R. S. Perry, Mrs.
Autry, Mrs. E. H. Bowling, R.
W. Creed. Mrs. R. M. Hooper,
-Mrs. D. H. Johnson, Mrs. Fred
Riley, Clarence Bethea, Rose Mc
Donald, Willie Verbal, Rena Ver
I'ul, Florence Sturdivant, Jim
McMillan, D. D. Grissom, N. F.
Sinclair, J. 1). Womble, J. 1).
Aluise, Mrs. T. C. Sinclair, E. A.
Winecoff, Mrs M. M. Thompson,
Mis. D. R. Huff, Mrs. G. T. Hardi
ster. Asbemout Home Dem. Club,
J. A, Rudd, Mrs. Jennie Kirk,
Frank Hardister, Mrs. N. F. Sin
clair, Crowell Almond, Mrs. D. L.
Moss, Edith Moss, Lois Reams,
Robert Strother, Jr., Mrs. R. D.
Strother, R. D. Strother, D. L.
Moss, Mrs. Lacy Sessoms, Floyd
Rorrie, Mrs. R. A. Smoak, Mrs. E.
T. Garrett, Mrs. O. M. Byrd, J.
C Crouch, Mrs. J. W. Mathews,
Mrs. P. R. Cloer, Mrs. H. L.
Thompson, Mrs. T. C. Crouch,
Mr. and Mrs T. O. Moses, M. C.
Brown, L. A. Moss, N. B. Brown,
II. K. Ivey, G. A. Huff, A. G.
Henoit, J. A. Maultsby, W. L.
Maultsby, R. L. Chambers, J. C.
Thompson, A. A. Walters, F. M.
Hardister, Hans Hucille, Mrs.
Mary Helton, A. B. Tapp, J. D.
Tapp, J. H. Plummer Jr., J. A.
Veasey, Mrs. J. D. Tapp, Addie
McFadyen, Maggie Graham, Mis.
Maynie Bevan, Mrs. W. L. Mc.
Fadyen. N. A. McFadyen, Tom
McFadyen, Mrs. Mary McFadyen
Mrs. Joe Chesnutt, Mrs. Bob
Gammon, Mrs. Duke Marshall
Mrs. W. C. Covington.
Spring, and the lilacs by the door.
And down the fields a warm
And all is as it was once more
Before the distant shock of guns.
Swing wide the gate of plank and
Tc take the fretting chestnut
The plow is there across the
The fallow waits the knowing
Along the creek the willows lean;
Blue woodsmoke from the lower
13 haze against the opening green.
Familiar leather in the palm,
And all is as it was before;
Familiar home, familiar land,
Though plowman learn to plow
And plowing asks a second hand.
Staff Sergeant Raymond Woo
ten, son of Mr. Oscar Wooten of
the Mt. Pleasant section of t'pper
Hoke who has been stationed In
the Panama Canal Zone for the
past several months is now at
home on furlough. He has been
transferred from the Canal Zone
to Louisiana but is expected to
Uave for overseas soon. Another
son of Mr. Wooten, Harold of the
army la also home on i furlough.
NEWS OF WEEK
Bob Eusteiiing, white and
Joshua Brisbane, colored, were
brought before Judge McQueen
on Tuesday charged with violat
ing the prohibition laws. Both
plead guilty as charged and were
given 30 days on the roads to be
suspended on paying the costs.
Eddie Vinner, colored, was up
for driving a car while under the
influence of whiskey and was
sentenced to 60 days on the
roads to be suspended on paying
a fine of $50 and costs.
Chester Morris. Rich Bostic and
Russell Cagle, all colored, were
charged with being drunk and
disorderly. They were all given
30 days on the roads to be sus
pended by paying the costs.
Willie McNeill was sentenced
to 30 days on the roads for al
lowing hogs and chickens to run
at large. The sentence to be sus
pended when he paid the costs.
Elbert Hunt, Indian, drew a
sentence of 60 days for carrying
a concealed weapon. His sentence
was suspended on paying a fine
of $50 and cost.
Elbert Hunt and Daisy Bullerd,
Indians, were charged with for
nication and adultery. They plead
guilty and was given 30 days to
be suspended upon paying the
James Harrington and Hozena
Edwards were also charged with
fornication and adultery. They
pieud not guilty but a verdict of
guilty was announced and they
were given 30 days to be sus
pended on paying the costs and on
Gaston Leak, colored, was
given a sentence of 30 days for
violating the road laws. Sentence
to be suspended when he paid the
George Ray, colored plead not
guilty of abandonment, and a
verdict of not guilty was reuched.
Adam Davis and Alex McCor
mick, colored drew sentences for
assault. Davis plead guilty of
simple assault and was given 30
days to be suspended on paying
the costs. McCorinick plead guilty
as charged and was given 60 days
to be suspended by paying the
Carrie Brysen, colored, was
charged with violating the pro
hibition laws and was given a
sentence of 30 days to be sus
pended on payment of the costs.
To Boost Wartime
Hoke County farm youngsters
were invited today to compete in
a $6,000 wartime food production
and marketing contest sponsored
by the National Junior Vegetable
Registration blanks and details
regarding the program in this
ccunty may be obtained from A.
S. Knowles of Raeford
farm demonstration agent, accord
ing to L. R. Harrill of Raleigh,
state 4-H Club leader.
"One objective of the program
is to help offset critical shortages
of adult farm labor by stimulat
ing actual production of food by
workers under draft age," Harrill
explained. "The second objective
is to help acquaint farm young
sters with efficient methods of
marketing, because supplying the
nation with food in war or peace
depends on moving food rapidly
and economically to the right
place, at the right time and in
the right condition."
Entries from this county will
compete for a $500 grand nation
al award, a Southern states re
gional award of $200 and ten
sectional awards of $10u each
from a scholarship fund provided
by the A and P Tea Company,
Harrill said. The fund also pro
vides two $25 war bonds as prizes
for high ranking North Carolina
participants, he added.
Continued on last
Drive In History
Plans are being considered for
the spring Camporee of the Wes
tern District. Mr. W. N. Weaver
of Red Springs is in charge of this
program and will be ready to
report on the location and time
ac the next executive session. Mr.
Weaver is asking that all Scout
committees who have a location
that is suitable for holding the
camporee, and who would like to
have the Camporee, to write him,
making the offer and stating the
condition of the location and its
suitability for a camporee. Please
get all invitations in to Mr.
Weaver at once.
The executive committee hopes
t. be able to meet with the Rae
ford representatives on the next
monthly meeting which will be
May 6th, but arrangements have
not yet been completed for that
meeting. Announcement will be
made in due time.
With ten visitors from the sur
rounding communities, and three
scoutmasters from Red Springs
ai.d Executive Baker, there were
14 scouters present at the council
meeting in Red Springs.
CANS . . . COVERS
Yes, Mrs. America, home cann
ing is an essential industry, and
I'ncle Sam has made provision for
your needs In the matter of Jars
and rings or even pressure cook
ers this season.
WPB has released enough metal
for more than three billion new
covers to supplement the esti
mated two billion left over and
fit for re-use. Zinc lids are banned,
but four types of other closures
are being made. About 600,000,
000 will be self-sealing, three
piece units consisting of rubber
ring, flat glass cap and metal
screw band. About 2,500,000,000
others will be thin metal discs for
use with metal screw bands.
Also being made are about 150,.
000.000 one-piece metal caps,
some with shoulder seal and
others for use with shoulder seal
rubber rings to be used like zinc
Millions of a new war-born lid
the thin metal discs are be
ing manufactured, and culled
"thrifty lids." These will shortly
bo available in neighborhood
The new lid is made to fit the
63 mm. openings of the stream
lined and simplified glass con
tainers recommended by the gov
ernment. It makes possible the
conversion of commercially pack
ed glass containers, and other jars
with the same-sized openings, for
It Is wise to start saving now
all those metal screw caps that
fit the many glass Jars, with simi
lar sized openings, that are used
for commercially packed products.
Itll.l. JOHNSON I
AT KORT KNOX
The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. E. D. Johnson, who for
merly lived in Raeford, and of
Bill himself were grieved to learn
cf Bill's desperate illness. He is
stationed at Fort Knox, Louis
ville, Ky. He has meningitis and
his parents are with him. T. D.
Johnson was formerly principal
of the Raeford High School but Is
now empliyed by the State De
partment in Raleigh.
The Biggest war financing oper
ation in history began Monday.
The Tteasury call8 it "The
Second War Loan Drive." It will
run for three weeks. Uncle Sam
will borrow Thirteen Billion Dol
lars from the Nation, Sixty Two
Million is to come from North
Carolina anj One Hundred and
Twenty Seven Thousand of this
from Hoke County.
Lawrence McNeill, who is War
Bond Chairman for Hoke County
will be assisted In this Special
Drive by Tommie I'pchurch. That
Is McNeill and Upchurch are co
chairman of this. The Money Will
lie Raised and everybody will do
his part. Ex-Governor Hoey in a
statement made Saturday said:
"North Carolina, to her ever
lasting credit, was among the first
five states to meet her full quota
last month in the Red Crosa
drive for $125,000,000. That was
a contribution, a donation, a gift
and for a most appealing cause.
"Now we are called upon to
make nn Investment in the best
security In the world and prov.
iiiing a reasonable return upon
the investment. The bonds of the
t nited States are belter than
currency, better than gold or
silver. All of these may be lost,
stolen, burned, or destroyed, but.
the bond is issued n your name
mid backed by all the resources
oi' the United States and if stolen,
lost, burned or destroyed, you do
not lose jour money.
"For over 1.16 years the United
States has been functioning as a
government and through all these
years, in peace and war, panic
and depression, your government
has never defaulted in the pay
ment of principal or interest of
any of its obligations. It will
not default in the payment of
"It is desirable that every per
son buy a bond of some denomi
nation. There should be general
participation in this campaign by
all the people. The money is for
the proper conduct of the war.
"It Is needed to equip our
soldiers and to provide food,
planes, tanks, ships and other
instrumentalities of war for our
soldiers and for our allies to the
end that this war may be vigor
ously prosecuted and speedily ter
minated in a smashing victory
over the Axis powers. This is our
country we are defending. It is
our war we are fighting. It is go
ing to be our victory when it is
won for liberty, freedom and
"The buying of bonds is the
lust investment we can make. It
will help to prevent inflation and
i' is a high patriotic duty. Let'a
back our sons in the service to
the limit by buying bonds to the
full extent of our ability."
Hoke County has a strong;
set up. and with full cooperation
will more thun go over the top.
NEW YORK ADVERTISERS
DEVOTE AIS TO DRIVE
New York Retail advertisers
of the city are devoting large
srace newspaper ads to a smash
"selling" campaign on the April
12 opening date of the 13 billion
dollar Second War loan, the V.
S. Treasury war finance com.
niittee announced today.
In addition to large industrial
groups, the city's commercial and
savings banks are clearing ad
vertising schedules to aid in th
"There is a general realization
of the necessity of this promo
tional work," said Arthur d
Bebian, chairman of the advertis
ing divisions of the campaign.
"Placing 1 billioo dollars la
securities Is an enormous job and
we will need lota of advertising