The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVII No. 50
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY. MAY 20. 1943
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With Our Boys
In The Service
.' Lt. Col. Poule who has been at
home awaiting new orders reported
for duty at Key West this week.
Capt. and Mrs, T. B. Lester of
Camp Davis spent the past weekend
with relatives in town.
Capt. Paul Dickson, who has been
stationed at Trinidad, landed at New
Orleans last week and reported to
Camp Stewart near Savannah. Mrs.
Dickson, Jr. joined him in Savannah.
They are expected in Raeford for a
several weeks visit at once. Paul,
III, is already in Raeford with his
Sgt. William (Pete) Dickson is
visiting relatives in Raeford and
High Point this week. For the past
two years he has been in the Panama
Canal Zone. After his furlough he
will be stationed at Camp Clair
Cpl. Johnnie Pate has reported to
Camp Stewart, Ga. and Pvt. Hansel
Pate has returned to Fort Jackson,
S. C. after a visit to their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Pate.
Jack McDuffie has recently re
ceived a Medical discharge from the
Navy. He is at present teaching
Science in the Fayettebille High
Improved In Area
Lumberton, N. C. May 19. Good
rains and warm sunshine have bro
ught about substantial improvement
in the tobacco crop situation in the
Lumberton area, according to Jasper
C. Hutto, supervisor of the Lumber
ton tobacco market. He reports
that the shortage of plants is still a
problem, though this is being solv
ed by te good weather prevailing at
the week end.
"The plant shortage is staggering
the setting out process to the point
that there will be considerable irreg
ularity in the growing field," the
Lumberton supervisor says in his
sixth tobacco crop condition report
of the season. "Only the most favor
able growing weather conditions can
bring about correction in this situa
tion and mature the tobacco in uni
form manner for the curing period,
This is possible, as it s highly desira
ble, and the farmers are just hoping
for the best for the next six and eight
Some parts of the Lumberton area
will not complete their transplanting
to the fields until the last of May, the
report says, with some few farmers
cutting their acreage slightly because
of inability to get good plants in time.
"Blue mold has passed off to the
south and close in the Lumberton
area, but it is still bad on some farms
to the north and west. In another
ten days the big part of the crop will
be on its way, ten to fifteen days late
as much as three weeks late in
some sections, backed in the main by
good spring rains to insure moisture
it the roots when dry days come.
by K. A. McDonald
All white schools of the county are
now closed. All negro schools will
close on May 28. The Indian schools
Miss Marianna Kimbrough return
ed to her home in Lexington, Miss.,
last week. She was accompanied on
the trip by Miss Mary Fulls Peele.
Miss Peele will return to her work
here after a few days stay in Mississ
Mr. and Mrs. V. R. White expect to
attend summer school at Wake For
est this summer.
During the April war loan drive
the schools accounted for the sale of
$7,275.00 worth of bonds. Most of
these were bought by the teachers
themselves. Raeford Graded School
led the county with a sale of $2 000.
Friendship led the colored schools
with a sale of $600, Antioch Indian
led among the Indians with $300.00.
We thought it was a rather unusual
thing for the boys to win all of the
Good Citizenship awards made by
the Kiwanis Club. Art award going
to the primary, grammar grade, and
high school departments. The win
ners were. John McLauchlin. 3rd
grade; Neill Adams McNeill, seventh
tirade; and Zane Gray Norton. 12th.
Other awards were for the best
. F.ngli; h student. Marjorie Roberts and
' Host Reader. Janice Perry. These
awards were presented by the Liter
ture Department of the Woman's
jC'lub. Best aferage for high school
I by the Education Department of the
Woman's Club went to Margaret
Poole. The Dansforth Foundation
award I Dare You. to Margaret
Poole, and Gilbert Lilly. A subscrip
tion to the Readers Digest also went
to Margaret Poole,
The Following bus drivers received
Good Driver's Certificates and a bo
nus awarded by the County Board
of Education: Edwin Hasty, William
McNeill, Eugene Maxwell, Emma Lee
Maxwell, Charlie Pendergrass, Dan
iel Blue, Jr. Hubert Cole, Robert
Mott, Herbert Reynolds, Dexter Hoi
land. D. R. Huff, Jr. Will Frank
Wright, Randall Moss, Fred McFady
en, and Kenneth Haire.
Location For FHA
Houses Now Settled
The location of the FHA houses
in Aberdeen now appears to be set
tled. They will be located below
the high school building and all the
houses will be grouped together in
a circle form. They will be built on
The houses will be built and owned
by George DuBose,, Kinston contrac
tor. Work on the houses is expected
to start in from 30 to 60 days and it
is expected that it will take from 30
to 60 days to complete the project
once the work has started.
These houses will be constructed
according to FHA specifications.
Circle To Meet.
The Business Woman's Circle of the
Presbyterian Church will have their
meeting with Mrs. John Walker at
6.30 this evening. (Thursday).
Committee To Meet.
The U. S. 6. Committee will meet
tonight (Thursday) at the Court
house at 8:30. Mr. Walsh of Fay
etteville who has charge of this work
will meet with the committee and ev
ery member is urged to be prespnt.
Raeford Methodist Church
The children of the Methodist
church in Mrs. G. W. Lassiter's Ton
ette and Symphonette Band will fur
nish the music for the Devotional at
the Sunday School hour at the Meth
odist church Sunday. Mrs. Lassiter
will be in charge of the program.
Pogram begins promptly at 10:00 A.
Ladies' Society of Christian Ser
vice will also give a program on
"Peace" at the church Friday after
noon, May 21, 4:00 P. M. Public in
vited. Light refreshments served.
Preaching Sunday 11:00 A. M. and
8:00 P. M.
Last week the Kiwanis Club ad
journed as soon as dinner was over
so that all members could attend the
commencement exercises of the
Hoke County High School.
H. L. Gatlin was to have had the
program. He will put it on tonight.
Mrs. Albertine P. McKellar, As
sistant Consultant in Health Educa
tion of the United States Public
Health Service, addressed the sixteen
graduates of the North Carolina San
atorium School of Nursing at exerci
ses in the auditorium on Friday even
ing. May 14. The speaker was in
troduced by Frank W. Webster, Exe
cutive Secretary of the North Caro
lina Tuberculosis Association.
Mrs. McKellar spoke of the. impor
tance of nuring in peace as well as
in war and of the responsibilities of
norsec in world-wide reconstruction.
She outlined a program of construe
tive medicine with goals of greater
physical fitness and wider vision in
The Nurses' Glee Club rendered
the choral selections
"Hear Us, O Father" by Mozart,
"At Twilight" by Jarnefelt and "Sing,
Little Banjo" by Wilson. "Recession
al" by De Koven and "Passing By"
by Purccll were sung by Earl Rich
ardson of Eagle Springs. Mrs. W. E.
Cook was the piano accompanist.
The annual cash award given by
the Alumnae Association to the grad
uate with the highest scholarship re,
cord during her three years of train
ing was won by Miss Nelle Robinson
Miss Elizabeth O'Brian, President of
the Alumnae Association, made the
presentation. Mr. Cecil Dew, Presi
dent of the Raeford Kiwanis Club,
explained the purpose of a new
award to be given each year to the
graduate judged to be the best all
around member of her class. Miss
Ann Jarvis won the Kiwanis gift,
ni. r R Monroe, resident sur
geon of the Moore County Hospital
presented the pins to the graduates
and Dr. P. P. McCain, Superinten
dent of the North Carolina Sanato
rium, awarded the diplomas.
At the close of the exercises the
graduates took the Florence Night
ingale pledge in a colorful ceremony,
bearing lighted candles in white
holders. The candles were lighted
by Miss Eula Rackley, Superinten
dent of Nurses at the North Carolina
Sanatorium, and Miss Ellen Bruton,
Superintendent of Nurses at the
Moore County Hospital. The Stage
was decorated with tall baskets of
Dr. C. D. Thomas, Assistant Super
intendent of the North Carolina San
atorium, acted as master of ceremo
nies. Reverand Daniel Lane of Aber
deen pronounced the invocation and
Following the evercises the gradu
ates received the commencemnt
guests at a reception at the Nurses'
The following compose the gradu
atine class: Miss Dorese rausey,
Grifton; Miss Louise Coburn, James
ville; Mrs. Fannie Faucette English,
Henderson; Miss Odell Huff, Hender
es.rf Ma Ann Jarvis. Tampa. Fla.,
Miss Ruby Lewis, Roberdell; Miss
Hilde Puckett, Henderson; Miss tsion
nie Pullen. Soring Hope; Miss Eva
Richardson. Eaele Springs; Miss Nelle
Robinson, Gastonia; Miss Bess Stew
art, Wilkesboro; Miss Geneva lurner
Pnlkton: Miss Ruth Whitley, wniia
kers; Miss Edith Wiggs, Selma; Miss
Bertha Williams, Eagle bpnngs, ana
Miss Hulda Williams, Star.
Scout Camporee Goes To Wagram
At the May meeting of the Execu
tive Committee of the Western Dis
trict of Boy Scouts, plans were
worked out for the spring Camporee
to be held at the McKay Cottage
near Wagram on June 2, 3, 4. This
is the unit of the last years district
Camp and is located about the cen
ter of the district so as not to be so
far from any of the boys to go. The
Camp will be set up Wednesday af
ternoon with the District Executive
Committee meeting being held that
night followed by the Court of Hon
or under the direction of V. R.
White of Raeford.
Mr. W. N. Weaver of Red Springs
is District Camping Chairman and
he is promising a great camporee.
Executive Baker will direct the
Announcements regarding tne
Camporee will be sent to all scout
masters at an early date, and the
Wagram Troop will be asked to
check on the camp site and road
The Executive Council was con
ducted in the Raeford Hotel follow
ing a fine fellowship dinner with the
Raeford Kiwanis Club.
USE IT UP
WEAR IT OUT
MAKE IT DO
- OR DO WITHOUT.
VST DESTRUCTION CAUSED
JHR VALLEY DAMS BOMBED
. J Cotton Plan nivoa
Gi H2rs Extra Dollars
, The new one-variety cotton im
provement program and the cotton
classing service under the Smith
Doxey Act are putting extra dollars
in the grower's pocket, says Dan F.
Holler, Extension Cotton Marketing
Specialist at N. C. State College.
He cites the experience of Yates
Spurting of Cleveland County, who
belongs to the Waco One-Variety
Cotton Improvement Association.
Spurting produced 78 bales of cotton
last year and sold it as ho picked it
until he came to the last seventeen
bales. He took his green classilica-
tion cards on these bales and decided
to compare the prices offered him in
I the open market with the govern
i ment loan values.
Spurling reported that the best
I price offered him on the seventeen
bales was $19.50 per hundred pounds,
or $1,657.50 for the lot of cotton.
The Farm Storage Loan program was
made available in Cleveland County
at this time and the grower obtained
a loan of $1,866.60 on his cotton it
being left in storage on his own farm
Later he sold his equity in the sev
enteen bales for $12.). "
Spurling said the cost of insurance
and the cost of inspecting the farm
buildings in which the cotton was
stored averaged about $1.00 per bale,
When the grower sold his equity in
the cotton the buyer assumed the in !
terest charge. ,
In the one-variety cotton improve
ment work, Spurling gets pure seed,
better ginning (the glnner being vi
tally interested in the program), bet
ter yields of cotton, and a free class
ing service. He and his neighbors
n olrrt annnin-irrol rt hnnrlln tin nit
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staple of superior grade. According
to Holler. alV of these improvements
in growing and handling cotton put
extra dollars in the grower's pocket
at practically no extra expense.
Mrs. Shaw of O. P. A. In Town,
ed by the good weather prevailing
at the week end.
Monday afternoon Mrs. Nina Shaw
of the Raleigh office of OPA met
with three members of the Price sec
tion of the War Price and Ration
Board for Hoke County. This part
of the Ration Board is made up of
I. Mann, Chm., Dave Yarborough,
W. L. Alexander and J. I. Thomas.
Mrs. Shaw pointed out that these
men were not policemen, but were
to receive complaints from customers
if the customer felt that he had been
charged more than the ceiling price
for any article. The Price Panel
should then investigate and help get
the .matter straightened out.
Mrs. Shaw said that within a very
short time dollars and cents prices
would be out on 90 percent of all
cost of living items, and that these
official lists would be published In
the newspapers as well as posted in
the stores. She said that when this
done it would be up to the consumer
to make ceiling prices work. She
said that a blackmarket customer
was just as guilty as the black
Any merchant who has not re
ceived official copy of ceiling prices
on beef, veal, lamb, and mutton may
get one by requesting it of the price j lowship hour will be enjoyed on the
clerk of the County Ration Board Church lawn. Miss Jeanette 11c
0Cce Laughlin will have charge of the
C. A. Johnson, State mileage of.
ficer was here for a visit to hte War
Price and Ration Board on last
Nation wide rationing of heating
and cooking stoves that burn coal,
wood, oil or gas will begin the latter
part of Jtme.This is an expansion of
the rationing of heating stoves al
ready in effect.
Do not expect any canning sugar
before about the first of June.
New dollars and cents prices for
soap will become effective on a nat
ion wide basis on Monday, May 24.
These prices will apply only to gro
cery stores and grocery departments
of other stcrts. Ten cent and drug
stores will continue to sell under
their ceilings already established.
Regulations covering custom slau
ghtering of farm animals will tie
simplified on May 20.
Thousands of Nazis Made Homeless
by Royal Air Force's Paralyzing
London, May 18. Destructive
flood waters loosed by the Royal Air
Forces' blasting of two of Germany's
largest dams were shown tonight by
new aerial photographs to be -surg .
ing unchecked down the Ruhr valley, I
creating havoc in the heart of Hit- j
lei's war industry.
The latest reconnaissance pictures i
of the spreading torrents rolling be
yond the broken Mohne and Eder
dams were taken today as Allied air
units carried their non-stop pre-in-vasion
bombardment into its seventh
day with lightning stabs at Europe.
The new pictures showed the
(loodtide rushing through the middle
Ruhr toward Duisburg and the Rhine
and through the Weser valley be
The Air Ministry News Service
said the continued spread of the
fiood indicated that a vast area of
the valley already was inundated.
with important industries crippled.
; casualties heavy and still greater fac
, '"rv centers imperiled, if not flood
i od already.
' Tne pictures showed plainly that
1 the devastation is surpassing even
, t,ie highest hopes expressed earlier
j r;irts of Kassel. an aircraft. U-boat
- tank and aiiillery manufacturing
town 35 miles downstream from the
rapidly-emptying Eder dam. ale
Red Robins Win Over Parachutists
The Flying Red Robins opened
their season Sunday before a capaci
ty crowd of over 1000 spectators by
Ending the 508th Parachute Inf of
Camp Mackall a 6 to 5 licking, this
was the first loss of the season for
the Parachutist who had racked up
a 10 game winning streak. The Rob
ins gathered 10 hits off the hurling
of Mills with Corporal Al Ceratue
and Bill Upchurch each gathering 3
hits each to lead the way. The Rob
ins trailing by 3 runs going into the
last half of the 10th put 5 hits a base
on balls and a sacrifice fly to gether
to shove 4 runs across and win their
first game of the season. Lynn on
the mound for Robins scattered 9
hits and struck out 6 men. Robins
6 runs, 10 hits, 2 errors. 508th 5
runs 9 hits, 2 errors. Batteries Rob
ins, Lynn and Maus. 508th Mills
The Antioch Woman's Auxiliary
will present its annual birthday-par
ty proyram at the church Wednesday
evening, May 26th, at' 8:15. All
friends and members of the congre
gation are invited to attend. The
program promises to be one of unu
sual interest. A playlet, "Come Unto
Me," will be given by three young
ladies depicting the characters the
Church, Mexico, and a reader. Mrs.
H. C. McLauchlin, of Raeford will
make a talk on, "Christian Literature
For Mexico." Mrs. McLauchlin is a
most welcome speaker at Antioch,
always having a message full of time
ly information and presented in an
alert and attention-holding manner.
The offering will go for supplying
Christian literature to pastors, teach
crs, young people's workers, auxil
iaries, and all branches of our mis
sionary effort for the evangelization
of Mexico. After the program a fel
adult and young peoples groups and
Miss Ruth Lyttle of the games for
Meeting Here of Growers, Warehouse
men. and Dealers Results in I'nan
imous Agreement on Program to
Be Offered to I'STA.
(By Frances Newsom.)
Representatives of tobacco grow
ers, warehousemen, and dealers of
the Carolinas and Virginia yesterday
agreed unanimously on a plan for
modifying warehouse selling seasons
to avoid a possible conflict of tobac
co marketing with harvesting of oth
er farm crops.
The action came after Governor
Boughton appeared before the meet
ing and warned that, "If no satisfac
tory agreement is reached, I shall, if
Japs For Sinking
Allied Headquarters in Australia,
May 18. General Douglas MacAr
thur declared today that the Japan
ese torpedoing of the brilliantly illu
initiated Australian hospital ship Cen
taur, with the loss of 209 lives, was
an unnecessary act of cruelty and
savagery, following the Japanese
pattern of barbarity.
The Red Cross ship was lighted
brightly when a Japanese submarine
sank her without warning a few
miles off the Queensland coast early
last Friday morning.
Eleven women nurses were among
the Australian and English medical
personnel who perished.
"I cannot express the revulsion I
feel at this unnecessary act of cruel
ty", General MacArthur declared.
"Its limitless savagery represents a
continuation of the calculated attempt
to create a sense of trepidation
through the practice of horrors de
signed to shock normal sensibilities.
"Brutal excesses of the Philippine
campaign, execution of our captured
airmen, the barbarity in Papua, all
are of a pattern. The enemy does
not understand. He apparently can
not understand that our invincible
strength is not so much of body as it
is of soul and rises with adversity.
"The Red Cross will not falter un
der the foul blow. Its light of mercy
will but shine the brighter on our
way to inevitable victory."
At Camberra, Prime Minister John
Curtin said the act "bears all the
marks of wanton deliberation."
"Not only will it stir our people
into a more acute realization of the
type of enemy we are fighting, but it
will shock the whole conscience of
the civilized world."
An Allied announcement said the
flaming hospital ship sank within
three minutes. Only 64 persons
were saved, including only one of
the dozen nurses aboard. The Cen
taur did not carry any patients.
There were no Americans aboard.
Curtin said the Japanese were no
tified February 5 that the Centaur
would be used as a hospital ship,
and it was traveling unescorted from
Sidney to New Guinea.
The 64 survivors spent 36 hours
on four rafts and a side of the wheel
house before they were rescued.
They said they saw the submarine
surface after the attack.
"An immediate strong protest . . .
is being addressed to the Japanese,"
Curtain declared, "and the govern
ment will do its utmost to establish
the right of redress to ensure the
war criminals responsible for this
i dastardly act will be brought to jus
Control Room Schedule for fol
Friday, May 21 Mrs. J. A. Bau
Saturday, May 22 Mrs. A.
Sunday, May 23 Mrs. Agnes
Monday, May 24 Mrs. W. P. Ba
ker. Tuesday, May 25 Mrs. Tommie
Wednesday, May 28 Mrs. J. W.
Thursday. May 27 M s. H. A.
necessary, use all my powers by Con
stitution and statutes in closing tobac
co warehouses by proclamation to get