The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVII NO. 46
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
List of contributors to the recent
Fed Cross Drive is continued from
List $1.00 or more for 1943 War
John D. Black, Julia Lee Black,
Carolyn Jean Black, Edith Black,
Miss Annie Lou Quick, Miss Neta
Black, A. B. Gentry, Robert Wood
cox, Jimmie Artiss, Maude Artiss,
Mary Johnson, Lelys Allmond, Aa
ron Fuller, Gerald Stubbs, L. M.
Chason, J. E. McGougan, Jr., Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. McGougan, Charlie
McGougan, Andrew Lilly, Mr. and
Mrs. N. H. G. Balfour, John Balfour,
Shela Balfour, Mrs. Janie McGou
gan, Mr. and Mrs. Sam McGoogan,
Bennie Lee McGoogan, Jimmy Mc
Googan, Mrs. Alica Kate McGoogan,
Mrs. Neill Stubbs, N. S. Stubbs, An
drew Melvin, John McMillan, Mrs.
J. E. Summer, Mrs. -G. W. Maxwell,
Mrs. E. G. Wickline, B. J. Jones,
Raymond Maxwell, W. W. Maxwell,
O. B. Maxwell, John Leach, Robert
Hendrix, David Hendrix, Mrs. Ro
bert Hendrix, Mrs. D. L. Guin, Fred
Hendrix, Hendrix Grill, Mrs. Sallie
Howard, Mrs. Archie Howard, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs.
Eli Shankle, W. J. McBryde, A. J.
McKenzie, J. D. McBryde, J. W. Mc
Kenzie, H. A. McKenzie, Miss Mar
garet McKenzie, Miss Agnes McKen
zie, Miss Gertrude McKenzie, Mrs.
J. D. McBryde, W. G. McBryde, Miss
Mary McKenzie, Jack McKenzie,
Mrs. W. J. McBryde, A. D. Dammons,
Sam Miles, Frank McLean, Belton
Beasley, J. A. Glisson, M. D. Yates,
Albert McLean, WiU McLean, W. M.
wtin, H. C. MaxwettrN-A- Ti(T
lis, Floyd McPhaul, T. W. Jones,
rdarrach Trading Co., Columbus
.nomas, Lee Thomas, Noah Thomas,
David Thomas, James Willie Thomas
Howard Ray, Ella Leach Will Dob
bins, Winnie Dobbins, Silas Dobbins
Gene Dobbins, Hattie Shaw, Frank
Miles, W. I. Culbreth, Mrs. W. I.
Culbreth, Sam McNeill, Gertrude
Culbreth, Aggie McNeill, David
Locklear, Lula Locklear, Cora Cum
mings, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Parker,
Mrs. Jaines C. Miller, Mrs. J. H.
Plummer, Mrs. Charlie Allison, H.
M. Gillis, D. P. Gillis, Rob Poovey,
Claude Poovey, Rufus McCall, Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. McFadyen, J. S. Dick
erson, A. B. Haire, Edward Janell,
Mrs. J. J. Herring, Mrs. Pet Moore,
A Friend, Jim Reynolds, G. A. Phil
lips, A. D. Peterson, Ben Johnson,
Ralph G. Plummer, N. L. McFadyen,
J. F. McPhail, Billy Plummer, Hugh
Haire, J. H. Plummer, Ottis Gillis,
Mrs. Lacy McNeill, Mr. James Gil
lis, Mrs. Jessie Gibson, Clara Mae
Gibson, Gerald Wright, Mrs. B. F.
McGregsor, A. M. McBryde, L. A.
Biggs, Mildousan H. D. Club, Mrs,
Nora F McGuied, Mildousan Lunch
Room, Mrs. Alfred Quick, Mrs. Bel
ton Wright, Mrs. H. C. Newton, Mrs.
G. A. Phillips, D. J. Ray, Mrs. A. P.
Stubbs, Miss Isabell McFadyen, Will
Rose, Viss Kate Black, Mrs. D. K.
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McFady
en, Mis? Allie BI;ick. Mrs. W. A.
Crowley. Mrs. J. A. Black, K. D Par
ker. Hoyl? McC. Davis
Dies 'n Red Springs
Father of Minor Davis, Former News
Hoyle McCoy Davis, 67, engineer
at Flora Macdonald college for the
past 37 years, died at his home in
Red Springs Sunday. Funeral ser
vices were conducted Tuesday morn
ing at 11 o'clock from Jornigan's
Chapel l.y the Rev. Troy Jones of
the Pe l Snrir.gs Baptist church and
Dr. H. O. Bodingrr, president of the
Mr. I-1 vis was the son (if t'so lie
George T! D.ivis and Martiri S !'"
Davis. He is survived by li s wife.
Trs. C;'".'ie I.ee Davis, throe ons.
beit fi lion Davis, of Fort n:w.
f ,-orce Hichard Davis of tl.e 1T. S
avy, and James Minor Davis of
Rocky Mount, one daughter, Mary
Lucy Dsvis of Red Springs, three
sisters Mrs. T. J. Flowers of White
Oak, Mrs. Pear' Simmons of Ce' r
Creek nd Mir. I.jr'o D:-vis of lied
Sprints, and one grandson, James
Minor Davis, Jr.
Bur. 1 was in the Baptist church
cemetery at White 0?k.
United States Flyers
Executed In Japan
The Japanese government states
that it has tried the members of the
crews of American planes who fell in
to Japanese hands after the raid on
Japan on April 18, 1912, that they
were sentenced to death and that,
following commutation of the sen
tence for the larger number of them,
the sentence of death was applied to
certain of the accused.
The government of the United
States has subsequently been in
formed of the refusal of the Japan
ese government to treat the remain
ing American aviators as prisoners
of war, to divulge their names, to
state the sentences imposed upon
them or to permit visits to them by
the Swiss minister" as representative
of the protecting power for Ameri
This is a violation of every rule cf
warfare accepted and practiced by
civilized nations. The American
government pledges itself to visit
upon the Japanese officers responsi
ble for such uncivili?ed treatment
and inhuman acts, the punishment
they justly deserve. Such acts of
violence do not intimidate the
American People it enly makes them
dig down deeper to buy bonds in or
der that equipment may be built to
wipe out such beasts. Nothing dur
ing this entire war has so infuriated
Control Room Schedule for com
Friday, April 23 Mrs. J. A. Bau
com. Saturday, April 24 Mrs. W. P.
Sunday, April 29 Mrs. H. C. Mc
Lauchlin. Monday, April 28 Mrs. J. W. Wal
Tuesday, April 27 Mrs. H. A.
Wednesday, April 28 Mrs. Tom
Thursday, April 29 Mrs. H. K.
Please publish week of April 19th.
A. & R. Finishes
New Stretch in Road
Mr. J. A. Bryant, Superintendent
of the Aberdeen and Rockfish Rail
road announces that a little more
than a mile of track has been laid
and connected on the new right of
way near the Moore-Hoke line.
This new right of way cuts out some
curves and grades. This job was
completed and rails connected on
BENEFIT FISH FRY SCOUTS
I The local Boy Scouts under the
direction of their able Scout Master
gave a fish fry last Friday evening
at Clyde's pond. The public was in
vited and those that were fortunate
, enough to be there felt well repaid.
Deli -ions fresh water fish caught in
A. K. Steven's pond and contributed
by him, cooked to a turn by Rae
ford's master cooks, was served
vith piping hot coffee, potato salad
and cabbage slaw. A nice sum was
realized with which the Scouts will
buy much needed equipment.
I The Struts anpreciyte.) 'lie donn
1 tion of fish and accessories for the
1 supper and the work of all that made
this affair such a decided success.
Subscriptions that are delinqu
ent are being cut off as well as com
plimentary subscrh;fions. The cost
of producing the paper has doubl
ed. If subscriptions are all paid
as the government requ.ires we
can give you a better paper. Some
times subscribers miss their papen
because the pink label comes off.
That is something we can't help
because the glue we are forced to
use has been very inferior.
Remember that we want to make
your home paper a good one. The
Boys in the Service appreciate it
I remember that when we ask for
The entire iity received
another shock ""ay morning,
when the news' that Willie
Brown McQueen en found
dead, Wednesday f. 4, He was
apparently well, had' ,'out his
usual business, and h; 'el m
the neighborhood Tueso. fining.
When the maid called hir. 0 ,iNeak
fast she found him on the b ad.
Willie Brown McQueen, was
about 67 years old, was born in
Robeson county, the son of Arch
ibald McQueen and Flora Nicholson
McQueen. He belonged to one of
the nation's oldest f amilies and
listed among his ancestors are many
famous Scotchmen. Both paternal
grandparents were McQueens (not
related) who married in Scotland
maternal grandparents were both
Nicholsons born and reared in Scot
land, married and came to America.
Many Interesting facts about his
family history are to be found in a
book which was in .his possession.
He was one of a family of four sons
and three daughters They were
Robert (Mr. Bob) and Daniel B.,
Mrs. John M. McNair and Mrs. C.
M. Palmer all who have passed to
the Great Beyond, and Miss Flora
McQueen, Mrs. E. S. Smith and
James Arch of Raeford who survive.
He joined Bethel church when
quite a young man and kept his
membership there until few years
ago. He was faithful in attendance
at church and had been president
of the John W. McLauchlin Bible
Class for a number of years.
He was educated at Raeford Ins
With Our Boys
In The Service.
Lt. Col. Poole is at home on leave.
He is stationed at Key West, Fla.
News has reached us that Henry
Monroe, stationed at McDiU Field,
Fla., is now Major Monroe.
Born to Cpl. and Mrs. H. B. Wal
ters, of Timberland, a son, on March
.6th. Cpl. Walters was at home for
a few days. He is stationed at
Pvt. Julian McKeith.in, ' who is
stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia, is
at home on a furlough.
Pvts. Eldred and Lawrence Helton
have been transferred from Miami
Eeach to Slippey Rock, Pa. They
are attending Officers' Candidate
Technician Fifth Grade James M.
Campbell received advancement to
the grade of technician fourth grade
at Key Field, Miss., recently. He is
tl.e son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Campbell and he is assigned to du
ly with an ordnance company at
Cpl. Hilton Clark returned to
riesno, Calif., after spending a fur
1 ugh at hone. He was called home
Jue to the illness of his wife. She
retui-ned home last Tucs.lay from
Pvt. Dee Austin has returned to
Fort Eenning, Ga., after spending a
few days at home.
Sgt. Sam Snead has returned to
his Tost of Duty. His wife hs re
turned to her home In Rod Springs
land to her job at Maxton air port.
titute, Davidson College and had his
law course at the University of
He was married to Miss Willie
Hasselkus of Georgia. To this union
was born one son, Willie Brown
(Brownie) Jr., now at Ft. Jackson,
S. C. His wife died several years
ago. After her death he continued
to live in the home having a faith
ful servant who looked after him.
He was the first mayor of Rae
ford, being elected inl901 after the
General Assembly had granted the
town a charter. He was Hoke
County's first clerk of Superior
Court, being elected in 1920. He
practiced law for several years be
inng a junior partner of the faw firm
Smith an d McQueen. He was Hoke
County's first judge of Recorders
court. After seven years he resign
ed that office. He represented the
12th senatorial district in the Senate
in 1925 and 1929. He was appoint
ed Judge of Recorder's court in 1935
to fil out the unexpired term of the
late Judge Paul Dickson ' and has
been elected regularly since, having
Funeral services will be conducted
from the home Friday morning by
his pastor, Rev. H. K. Holland and
interment will be in the Raeford
cemetary. Many members of the
family and out of town relatives and
friends are in town to attend the
Active pallbearers will be furn
ished by the J. W. McLauchlin Sun
day School Class. Honary pallbear
ers will be county and court officers
including the bar.
2nd War Loan Drive
Hoke County Farm Bureau, as its
first project since organization, is
participating in the Second War
A Director's Meeting is called for
Thursday night to plan for the sale
of War Bonds to the membership
during the month of April. The
County Director of the War Loan
Drive has assigned a quota of $10,000
to the Farm Bureau. $3,000 of this
has already been subscribed. Every
Bureau member is urged to buy bonds
liberally as this is the duty of every
We, as farmers, are doing; our bit
in the production of food and fibre
for freedom, but financing the War
effort and keeping down inflation
can only be done by buying Govern
ment War Bonds.
N. H. G. Balfour, President,
Hoke County Farm Bureau.
NO MORE DRIVER'S LICENSES
TILL MAY 1ST
Ronald Hocutt, Director of High
.way Safety Divition, Raleiglh,
advises Patrolman Barnes that Mr.
Powel Edwards, license examiner,
has resigned t enter the armed
forces and will not be at the Court
House any ir.ore. Someone else will
be appointed by May 1st.
lOSTOFFKE OPEN ON
For the present the Postoffke
will be open on Wednesday aiter
mum but will close as usual on Sat
urday ajlorroons. AU business
houses except the News-Journal
close on Wednesday afternoons.
Therefore when evur possible
the News-Journal will close at noon
DOI T. DEBNAM
Doug Debnam, former very pop
ular foreman of the Ncws-Jrum:,!
dropped by Mor i iy afternoon. He,
-..-d I con. ith h is mother, and b:o
ther. Pvt. Harvey Debnani ti ice
another brother, Cerald Dehna'ii.
who is stationed at Fort Bragg, lie
also has a sister, Miss Berline Deb
nam, who is assi-tant hostess at
the Main Post hostess house.
Doug and Mrs. Debnam and their
three young daughters are now liv
ing in Norfolk Va.
EI FC TED MODERATOR
Mr. Cecil Dew of Raeford was
eloetcd moderator for the session
of rrestytery which met at Flora
M --"onald College, April 13.
by K. A. McDonald
Miss Eunice Currie of Raeford
and Benton Heights School, Union
County is finishing out the year as
principal of the Rockfish School.
W. S. Morgan who had taken over
upon the resignation of Z. G. Ray,
has been called to service. Mr. Mor
gan reported to the Air Training
School in Lumberton on Monday
where he will take his secondary
Standard tests were given in all
white schjools on Tuasday, They
will be given to all colored 7th
grades in the near future.
A county-wide principals meeting
was held in the office of the super
intendent on Monday. It was de
cided that the 7th grade promotion
day would be held on Tuesday, May
11 at 10:30 A. M. 7th Grade visit
ing day at the Hoke High School
will be Thursday, April 22.
Since the Red Cross Drive ended
all schools are working hard on the
Bond Sale. It is hoped that they
will do as well in that as inthe Red
Members of the 1st, 6th and 7th
grades gave a play entitled, When
Joy Came to Earth, on April 9th.
Some parents came to enjoy the pro
gram with the children.
Mrs. Townsend's Second and Third
Grade pupils of the Ashemont School
presented a victory play, America
My Home on Friday, April 18. All
the school children that had bought
a bond or stamps since April 1st
were given a badge to wear all day
in honor of some friend or relative
in service. The play summerized
the things' Ashemont pupils and
teachers are doing to help win the
The following visitors came to
school that day: Mrs. Tom Sinclair,
Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Hardister, Mrs.
Sessoms and Thelma Edwards.
Seventy one pupils made a perfect
attendance record during the 7th
Colored Schools Make Fine Red
The following is a list of colored
schools and amount paid to Red
Cross Drive: Cedar Grove $8.00;
Calvin Martin $10.00; Timberland
$11.50; Peachmont $10.00; Edinburg
$10.00; McFarland $3.95; New Hope
$10.00; Bridges Grove $12.60; Frye's
Mission $23.41; Millside $51.85;
Friendship $10.00; Rockfish $15.00;
St. John $20.00; Shady Grove $20.00;
Buffalo $45.21;. White Oak $15.00;
Freedom $30.00; .Bowmore $52.75;
Laurel Hill $20.00; Burlington $50.-00-
Upchurch $220.25; Total $652.75.
Short Term Of
Judge Leo Carr of Burlington con
vened Hoke superior court Monday
morning. There were few import
ant cases on the docket, and Court
adjourned Thursday out of respect
for and in memory of Judge
McQueen who had died suddenly
Wednesday. The case that people
were most interested in was that of
Leroy Brunson who was charged
with breaking in and robbing the
Home Food Market. He was at
first sentenced to fifteen months on
the roads but later this sentence
was lightened since he had a wife
and four small children without any
means of support. Other cases
tried were that of Dan Ray, colored,
found guilty of assualt on female.
He was sentenced to 12 months on
roads. Hector McRae, colored, was
charged with the same offense. His
sentence was 18 months on the
roads on probation, a $75.00 fine
and cost. Colon Ross, colored, the
same offense, found guilty as char
ged and sentenced to two years on
the roads. James Steele was found
guilty of forgery and was given 18
months on the roads. Summey
Daaniels, colored, was found guilty
of assualt with a deadly weapon,
was given 9 months on the roads,
the sentence to begin the first Mon
day in September. He had to post
bond of $350 for his appearance.
Helen Grooms, alais McFadyen,
white, was charged with inflicting
serious injury with a deadly weap
on. She was placed on probation
on payment to prosecuting witness
her doctor bills, loss of time from
work and costs.
Report of Grand Jury waa tmUed,
in too late for this issue. It wUl
appear next week.
SCOTT MCFAYDEN ELECTED
Scott McFadyen ran up a majort.
ity of 760 over his opponent in the
election for mayor of Fayetteville
Tuesday. He is a brother of Mrs.
Herbert McKeithan. and Mrs. Jesse
TRl'CK WRECKED CORNER OF .
MAIN AND LAI RINBl RG HTVAI
A truck owned by F. V. Hancock
of Auburndale, Florida, loaded with
green beans enroute to New York(
was badly wrecked Wednesday
nipht at the intersection of the
Laurinburg Highway and Main St..
Robert Howard Seward was the.
driver and Frank Holt was the ot
her occupant. Both were injured,
tho'. not seriously. The driver was.
arrested for reckless, driving tho?
he said he didn't realize, he was ap-.
proaching an intersection. He was,,
traveling too fast to make the turn.,
and so turned over. Both occupants
were sent to Highsmith's Hospital
but vere released Thursday. .,.
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