The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVII NO. 47
RAEFORD, N- C. THURSDAY. APRIL 2!). 1943
S2.00 PER YEAR
With Our Boys
In The Service
Lt. Col. Poole returned to his post
of duty at Key West, Fla., after a
ten day visit with his family.
Lt. Herbert McLean left Wednes
day night for Maxwell Field, Mont
gomery, Ala., after spending a leave
with his parents. Lt. McLean has
been in foreign service with the
Coast Artillery and has been trans
ferred to the Air Corps.
Pvt. Ivey Hill Shankle of Bocara
tone. Field, Fla., is spending a week's
furlough with his mother.
Sgt. Harold Keith of Camp Brad
ley, Conn., is visiting home people
Word has been received that Lt.
Chas, Malloy Lamont of Camp Stew
art, Ga., has been promoted to Capt.
News has also come in that Lt.
Robert McDonald of Langley Field,
Va., has received a promotion to
' Pvt. Alton Campbell of Fort Tot
ten, N. J., is now in the hospital at
Fort Bragg receiving treatment for
..TV i David' A- Currie of Camp
"j1 Maryland, visited his parents
and Mrs. H. F. Currie of the
Allendale section recently an.! other
relatives in the county.
Waltcr Webb arrived this week
for a 20 day furlough. Ho has been
stationed with our boys in Trinidad
but has been transferred to the
States. He brought good news and
messages from the Raeford and
Hoke county boys.
Graha' Monroe has recently been
transfer ed to a secret base out
from San Francisco. Calf. He has
been with a Signal Warning Co., in
Tampa, Fla., for the past ten months
During his stay there he was grad
uated from the Drew Field school of
Plotting and also completed an ad
vance course in Teletype.
P. F. C. William H. McBryde, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McBryde, Red
Springs, Rt 1., has been assigned to
the Army Air Forces Technical
school, Sioux Falls, S. D., for train
ing as a radio operator-mechanic.
He entered the service in January
Hoke Raises Quota
And Then some.
Hoke County's Quota for the s.ile
of War Bondshas gone WAY OVER
THE TOP. The Chairmen and all
committees pulled together and it
was seen from the very beginning
that Hoke was going to MORE than
lend Uncle Sam what He was asking
for. Between 215 and 227 thousand
dollars worth of Bonds have been
bought in this county since April
The Local Draft Board reports
that three registrants from Hoke
county were accepted at the Indue
tion Station at Bragg on April 16th.
They were: Tracy Eugene Mon
roe, George McKinley Baker, John
Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pa.,
April 26, 1943.
Dear Mrs. Dickson:
Enclosed find check for subscrip
tion to the News-Journal, which I
have reason to believe will give me
news of my Raeford friends.
The advent of April, 1943, brought
memories of previous Aprils spent
with the Williamsport Crays and
our good Raeford friends, and to say
that we have missed the tradition
al southern hospitality and sunshine
of North Carolina is stating it very
A month ago sports writers were
saying the ball clubs could train at
or near their home bases and get re
sults quite as good as if they went
south, but quite as much bad wea
er has been crowded into this April
as we experienced in the five Aprils
we spent in North Carolina, 1938 to
Of course, Williamsport being out
of the Eastern League temporarily,
we hope it doesn't matter so much
to us, but it has handicapped all the
teams that and the fact that play-'
ers likely to stick throughout the
season are hard to get.
To compensate in a measure for
the loss of the local Eastern fran
chise we have organized a city lea
gue, which will get under way about
the middle of May. It will be made
up of semi-pro players and selected
Kindest regards to Lieut. Paul
Dickson, Jr., (or is he a major or
colonel now?) and all inquiring
friends. (Neither Sir, Ed.)
Please send the News-Journal to
my home, 723 Louisa Street, Wil
Elmer L. Schuyler,
723 Louisa Street.
Directors of The
The new directors of the Farm
Bureau from each township are as
follows: Marshall Newton, Mc
Lauchlin township; N. F. Sinclair,
QuewhifTle township; C. L. Thomas,
Raeford township; M. D. Yates.
Stonewall; J. W. Hasty, Allendale;
Ira L. Newton, Antioch township;
C. H. Marks, Little River and J. M.
Norton, Blue Springs.
Club Meets At Mrs. A. K. Stevens.,
Tiie Educational Club held its
April meeting in the home of Mrs. A. '
K. Stevens with Mrs. A. D. Gore,
Mrs. J. W. Currie and Mrs. G. W.
Crown j int hostesses.
Mrs. A. K. Currie, Chairman pre
sided over the business session. New
officers elected to serve next year
were: Mrs. Tommie Upchurch,
Chairman, Mrs. R. A. Matheson,
A most interesting program was
presented by Mrs. J. W. McLnuch
lin ably assisted by Miss Flora
IJnyce. The fact that ,'ot!v of these
Indies could give first hand informa
tion gave more weight to all that was
said. Mrs. McLauchlin told of the
new China Character of the Chi
nese women Mass Weddings a
trip up the Great Wall and com
mencement exercises at Universities.
Among pertinent facts she told of
how the Chinese treated prisoners
tied together and marched into their
graves and buried alive.
Miss Boyce talked on the Old Chi
nese, her topic being Temple Heaven-Summer
Pflace, Forbidden Ci
ty and numerous pictures and illus
trations added much to the interest
ing things of which she spoke.
At the close of the program refresh
ments were served consisting of a
salad with ice tea.
Visitors present were Mrs. Clyde
I'pchurch, Sr., Mrs. Ryan McBryde,
Mrs. J. R. Anderson and Mrs. Dan
E. Lewis, the last two being cf the
BIG DANC E TO BE Till RSDAY
NIGHT AT ARMORY
Lt. Allen C. Smith of Camp Mack
all, was in Raeford Tuesday, com
pleting plans with the U. S. O. com
mittee for a big dance Thursday
night about 31)0 beys from 127th
Engineers Battalion will come down
Music will be furnished by the
511th Parachute Infantry Band.
The dance will be informal and all
'.lie girls are expected to be there.
Chaperones invited to assist the
U. S. O. committee are Mrs. Law
rence Poole, Mrs. J. C. Thomas, Mrs.
Paul Dickson, Mrs. Kate Blue Cov
ington and Mr. Paul Dezerne.
24 Hour Watch
All Observation Posts in Hoke
County will be requested to main
tain a 24-hour watch beginning next
Monday, April 26th. The Post in
this County are:
Sanatorium and Antioch, report-
I ing to the Charlotte Filter center,
j Dundarrach and A. K. Stevens
Post reporting to the Raleigh Filter
Authority for the activation of
both these Filter Centers has been
given by Willis R. Taylor, Command
ing General of the Firts Fighter
i Command of the Army Air Forces.
! These posts have been on an "In
stant alert" basis, with the Obser
vers ready to go into action at a mo
ment's notice. The Purpose of the
activation is to test the efficiency of
the Aircraft Warning System within
the Wilmington Region, Including
Ground Observer Organizations, Ci
vilian Volunteer Workers in the Fil
ter Centers and communication fa
cilities. The Wilmington Air De
fense Region comprises almost the
entire state of North Carolina.
All qualified observers and those
interested in applying for this ser
vice are urged to contact:
Mr. O. B. Israel, Chief Observer
at the Sanatorium Post.
Mrs. W. C. Hodgin, Chief Observer
at the Antioch Post.
Mr. N. A. Mclnnis, Chief Obser
ver at the Dundarrach Post.
Mrs. A. K. Stevens, Chief Obser
ver at the Near-Raeford Post.
Change In Notice j
Requirements Tenants j
j The Area Rent Control office at
I 115 Bow Street announced today a
I o irnge in the notice requirement for
j the eviction of tenants for the non
Ipaynent of rent. Effective March
1 24th, the statement read, in all ca-
ses of eviction for the non-payment
i of rent, the landlord is only required
it give the tenant a written notice
t for the period required by local law
1 but not less than three days. Prior
.to this recent amendment it was ne
cessary for a landlord to give a ten
' ant ten days written notice to va
; cate in all cases. The ten day require
merit is still in effect with regard to
all cases except non-payment of rent
In non-payment of rent cases the
ten day notice obviously worked an
I injustice cn landlords in many ca
j ses, particularly where the rental
; period was from week to week. The
I new amendment eliminates the ne-
cessity of giving the tenant any Ion
. ger period of time than that required'
by local law, setting up, however, a
minimum cf three days. The amend
rr.ent does not eliminate the necessi
ty of giving the tenant a written no
tice and sending a copy of the no
tice to the Rent Control effice with
in 24 hours.
At the time of issuing this state
ment, Franklin S. Clark, Area Rent
Attorney, said that he would like to
add a few comments relative to some
other points relating to eviction.
' One of the provisions," Mr. Clark
stated, "that has apparently been
more generally misunderstood than
any other is the so called '90-day no
tice' to tenants." Mr. Clark then
went on to explain: "There is no
provision under the Federal Rent
Regulations requiring a 90-day no
tice to be given tenants to vacate in
any case. The 90-day period which
has confused so many people is a
provision which must be inserted by
the Rent Director in a certificate is
sued by the Area Office in certain
cases. This provis;on states that the
certificate permitting the landlord
to evict the tenant will not be effec
tive until a period of three months
has elapsed. The provision is ap
plicable only in rases where a pur
chaser has bought property since
October 20, 1912 and wishes to get it
for his own use. In such cases there
is the additional requirement that
the purchaser must have paid one
third of the purchase price from
funds not borrowed fcr the' purpose
In such cases before a landlord can
proceed to evict the tenant at all, he
must first apply to the Area Office
for a certificate relating to eviction.
Upon a proper showing of the facts
as above stated, the Area Office will
then issue a certificate. The certi
ficate will provide that it shall be
effective three months from the date
thereof. This period does not berun
to run until the certificate has been is
sued. Landlords who, on their own
initiative, proceed to give tenants
the so called 90-day notice' are Just
losing time; they must first get a
certificate, then during the 90 days
they may give the tenant any notice
necessary under North Carolina law.
"This does not mean that in all
All Eating Places
Required to File Menus
I. Mann, of Raeford Board Appoint
ed to Price Panel.
All cafes, restaurants, boarding
houses, drug stores, and any place
where food is sold must fi! with the
price clerk of the local War Price
and Rationing Board copies of their
menus and price lists not later than
May 1. These menus and price lists
must be of the week of April 4-10.
According to a recent Gallop Poll
87 per cent of the people believe that
Rat:rning is the wise way to protect
Recently G. B. Rowland was
forced to resign from the Price
Panel of the Hoke War Price and Ra
tioning Board on account cf being
out of town so much on his Federal
land procurement work. However
Mr. Rowland states that he will be
available for legal advice to the
Price Panel when-ever it is needed.
The War Price and Rationing
Board has appointed I Mann to the
Price Panel in Mr. Rowland's place.
Mr. Mann has started to work and
will do a good job on this panel. The
other members of the panel are D.
H. Yarborough and J. I. Thomas.
Chairman, Ryan McBryde of the
Hoke War Price and Rationing
'Board is requesting all tobacco farm
ers who use fuel oil for curing to re
port to the Board at once how many
oil fired barns that they are using
and what their anticipated gallon
age of oil for curing will be. The
Board is trying to make arrange
ments before curing time to have the
oil supply question settled so that in
the event of a shortage of oil, conver
sions can be made in time. The
Board is trying its best to help you.
Help the Board by getting them
this information at once.
Orrhans Concert at Hickory Grove
The Concert Class of the Free
Will Baptist church will give a pro
gram at Hickory Grove church at 11
o'clock Sunday morning, May 9,
which is Mother's Day. A large
crowd is expected to attend and member, Col. Rube Pooie. who mode
bring well filled baskets. Dinner ; a very interesting and informative
will be served ort the grounds. tr.lk on his experiences and ohserva-
' Hons, not only in referen' e to the
I army, but in regard to civilian be
cases where property is purchased : navior and aUiludes as wcll. Mr.
alter October 20, 1942 the landlord . Th,v.-is ni, inimrin rir MiHHi
der to gain occupancy of the premi
i ses. Other provisions in the regu
! lations permit the Director to issue
the certificate immediately, to wit:
where the purchaser or the seller
can show '(1) that the vendor has
or had a substantial necessity re
quiring the sale and that a reasona
ble sale or disposition of the accom
modations could not be made with
out removal or eviction of the ten
ant; (2) that other special hardship
would result; (3) that equivalent
accommodations are available for
rent, into which the tenant can move
without substantial hardship or
"Where any of these conditions
can be shown the landlord will net
have to wait the full 90 days nor
make the full one third down pay
ment, he will, however, in all such
cases have to apply first to the Rent
Control Office to get a certificate re
lating to c iction. It should be born
in mind,'' Mr. Clark continued.
"tiiat the above discussion relates
only to the removal or eviction of a
tenant by the vendo. or the purcha-
scr for the purpose of obtaining oc- nccted with the school that the school
cupancy by the purchaser where the is suffering a distinct lops,
sale has tiken place on or after Oc- i The teachers elected are as fol
lower 20. 1S42. If the pers-.n desir- i lows: Miss Anne Buie, building
j ing the property for his own use ac- j principal, Miss Margaret McKenzic,
j quired title, or the right to rosses- , Miss Louise Fletcher, Miss Aris
I sion, before October 20, 1942, he ran Shankle, Miss Leone Currie, Miss
evict the tenant so far as the Federal
Regulations are concerned by giving
the regular 10. day notice, and it is
not necessary for him to get a certi-
I firate from the Rent Director or any
I body else.
i "These requirements do not in any
j way affect the landlord's right to
I evict a tenant on other grounds set
forth in the regulation. There are
numerous other grounds, such as
-the tenant's refusal to renew a writ
ten lease; the tenant's use of the pre
mises for immoral or illegal purpo
ses; or the landlord demolishing the
housing accommodations or substan
tially altering or remodeling it in a
j manner which cmnot practically be
done with the tenant in rccupancy.
In all of these cases it is necessary
: only for the landlord to give the A. S. Gaston was re-elected prin
(trmrnt a ten day written notice spe- cipal of the Upchurch School at the
j cifying the particular grounds which , same meeting of the board.
warrant the eviction. After doing j
this the landlord Is free to procred No Recorder! Court ThU Week.
to evict the tenant in accordance There was no Recorder's Court
, with his rights under North Carolina this week. The county Commission
j law." ers are expected to appoint a succes
Again Mr. Clark urged that where sor to Judge Willie Brown McQueen
i any question of eviction was involv- next Monday. It is understcod that
ed the landlord should consult the
. Rent Control Office.
Control Room Schedule for
Friday, April 30th. Mrs. R.
Saturday, May 1st Mrs. R.
Sunday, May 2nd. Mrs. Ryan i
Monday, May 3rd. Mrs. L. S. Mc- I
Tuesday, May 4th. Mrs. C. L.
Wednesday, May 5th. Mrs. C. E.
Thuisda. 6. Mrs. H.
The shop for a anal Agricul
ture will be opt Jl ' Saturday
fcr farmers wishit. V3 t farm ma
red o fr& i
A car. u"2.
employed to teach th ..ers how
to repair and build useful farm
equipment with aid of Agriculture
A farmer built at one meeting a
one horse wagon body at a saving of
$12.00. Each farmer must furnish
the supplies, but the instructions and
the tools can be used free of charge
to the farmer. Hog feeders are al
so being built and the Dept. cf Voc.
Agriculture has completed 209 feed
ers since being organized. No im
plements can be worked on unless
the farmer attends the meeting or
helps on his own work.
Kiwanis Club. Col.
Poole Makes Talk.
At the meeting
evening three new
presented to the club and inducted
by N. A. McDonald, Jr. They were
D. B. Gillis. J. E. Harvey and J. C.
Hutchinson. Harry Green return
ed to the club after playing hookey
for several years.
Benton Thomas had charge of the
program. He introduced a former
ton of State College who talked for
a few minutes on the experiments
that State College is putting on in
Hoke Coun'y on the farms of Fred
Riley and T. B. Upchurch, Inc.
Tommie Upchurch was called on
for a report on the War Bond Sale.
He made a short report and called
on several others to make reports on
the various phases of the drive.
Faculty Elected For
At a meeting last week of the Rae
ford school committee V. R. White j
was elected district principal for
the school year 1943-44. ;
At a meeting Monday night the
Raeford district committee re-elected
the faculties of the Raeford Grad
ed School with the exception cf
three teachers who had handed in
their resignation some time ago. It
was with regret that the Board ac
cepted these resignations. Miss Mc-
Coupon, Mrs. Duwd and Mrs. Co.otos
had siven unusually good service
and it is the feeling of all these con
Marjorie McKay, Miss Lillian John
son, Mrs. Sam Morris. Miss Alr.ia
Ferguson and Miss Thelma Wilson.
Hoke High faculty is as follows:
V. R. White, district principal, J. W.
Dowd, Miss Annie Lee Cress, Mrs.
J. C. McLean, Miss Helen Belche,
Miss Lucy Gill, Miss Blanche Fisher,
Mrs. N. A. McDonald. Jr., Miss An-
nie Lou Kendriok, Miss Mary F.
Peele, Mr. G. W. Lassiter, Mrs. G.
W. Lassiter, Mrs. V. R. White, Miss
Margaret Adcock and Mrs. A. D.
The Raeford School Eoard is com
posed of M. L. Lester, Chm., Walter
: Maxwell and H. C. McLauchlin.
Miss Kimbrough, the Bible teach
er is elected by the Bible committee
i and not by the school board
there are a goodly number of aspi-
Would Like to Have
From Service Men.
Mrs. Ina Bethune, who i col'.eet
ing Hoke County Records io: the
Archives in Raleigh would like to
have some interesting letters which
have been received by parents or
friends from boys in the Service. Of
course she is not asking lor letters
which a family wishes to keep for
sentimental reasons, but she thinks
there must he a number of interest
ing ones that could be turned over
to the Archives.
5w?.pWork Plan Helps
Farm Labor Shortage
Swapping labor for combine ser
vice in cutting small grains was de
veloped at a recent farm labor meet
ing in Randolph County.
It was developed that 73 farmers
had 9 combines and only two of
them were planning to do custom
work. They were all familiar with
the fact that during the harvesting
season for grain, ether crops such as
cotton and corn would have to be
worked out. The growers with the
combines did not have sufficient la
bor to work out their row crops and
run their combines at the same time
According to Leagans, a plan was
worked out whereby the neighbors,
who needed combine work, agreed
to go over and work out the row
crops of the combine owners in ex
change for combine service cn their
own grain. In this way the com
bines can all be kept operating at
full capacity and all of the row crops
on all the farms can be taken care
Leagans says that this is a good
example of the swap-work program
and that he is sure that practical
nr'odcd "rowers will work out many
others. Recently the women and
children on three farms br;on n co
operative project of weeding ail the
tobacco teds while the men did the
heavy work. Two horse plows re
placed one ho: je plows in breaking
so that one man could be released
for other work.
Leagans pointed out that the swap
work program will help to solve the
labor shortage in many sections by
using all available labor on the job
lor which it is best fitted and by
making full us3 of all machinery
The above plan would certainly
mean much to farmers in Hoke
I County. Many tenants di not have
the cash to pay for plowing by a
tractor and other machinery and
swnpp'ng work the "goo neighbor"
way would help along the agricultu
Methodist Group vjll Meet Monday
The Spiritual Life Group o; the
Society of Christian Service of the
Methodist church will meet Monday
May .". at ;.:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Murray AttTdin? ( lub
i'.I's. R. L. Murray. President of
the !i!h District of Federated Wo
men's Clubs of North Carol. na and
Mrs. H. W. Daub, recording secre
tary, of Aberdeen are alien. i:r.2 the
Annual Convention cf North Caro
hna Clubs in High Point thU week.
Mrs. Murray expects to spend a day
with rch.tivrs in Greer.sh. ro before
returning to Raeford.
News received from Rev. J. E.
Reaniy, Baptist Minister states he
has accepted a call t Bishopville.
S. C. and is moving there this week.
Mr. Reanry, who is an able preach
er, has been a Crouse in Lincoln
county sir.ee leaving Raeford.
, rants wanting the job.