The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXV11 NO. 51 RAEFORD, N- C WEDNESDAY, MAY 26. 1943 2.00 PER YEAR
With Our Boys
In The Service
Reid W. Childress of Route 1, who
has been a stff sergeant glider
pilot in training at the Lubbock
(Texas) Army Air Field for several
months, has been transferred to the
San Antonia Aviation Cadet Center
for air crew training.
''Tunney Wilson of Charleston, S.
C. visited his mother, Mrs. J. A.
Wilson last week. "Tunney" is a
Pharmacist Mate 2nd class.
Jennie Clark Bethune has receiv
ed word that George arrived safely
In North Africa.
Paul Dickson reached Raeford
last Friday night, his first visit
home in about twenty months.
The residence of the late Judge
W. B. McQueen on Stewart Street in
Raeford was destroyed by fire of
unknown origin last Thursday morn
ing. It was occupied at the time by
M. McN. Smith and the blaze was
)overed at approximately ten-fif-l
1'he furnitvre and the library were
practically a total loss from the fire
and water . .
83rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY
WILL CONVENE AT MON
TREAT ARMY CHAPLAIN
The 83rd General Assembly of
the Presbyterian church in the
United States will convene in Mon
treat on Thursday at 7:30 p. m. with
a sermon by Rev. Ben Lacy Rose,
Chaplain in the 113th Cavalry, sta
tioned at Camp Hood, Texas. Mr.
Rose is preaching the sermon at
the request of hi father, Charles
G. Rose who if retiring moderator.
Rev. and Mrs. H. K. Holland of
the local church left for Montreat
Rev. C. M. Gibbs of Dunn will
preach at the Presbyterian Church
THE REV. F. M. BAIN
TO GO TO ROSEHILL
The Rev. F. M. Bain has resigned
as pastor of the Galatia Presbyterian
church to accept the pastorate of the
Rosehill Presbyterian church.
The Rev. Mr. Bain has served as
pastor of the Galatia church for sev
enteen years and had also served as
pastor of the Phillippi Presbyterian
church; in Hoke county for the past
He will leave for Rosehill in about
Rev. Bain married Miss Leach, a
sister of Grady Leach of this city.
Hit and Run Case
Bound Over For
Henry L. McLeod, colored man of
Cumberland County, appeared before
Judge Henry McDiarmid in Hoke
County recorder's court Tuesday
charged with careless and reckless
driving, violating the road laws, hit
and run driving, and manslaughter,
in connection with the death of
George Simpson, white man of Little
In the hearing it was alleged that
Simpson was pushing a car to get it
started near a filling station at Lob
elia in Little River township. Mc
Leod drove by on the wrong side of
the road and hit him, causing his
death a few minutes later while be
ing taken to a Sanford hospital.
McLeod is alleged to have driven
down the road where hestopped and
ran into the woods It is reported
that he later surrendered to officers
in Southern Pines.
Probable cause was found by Judge
McDiarmid and McLeod was bound
over to the next term of Superior
Court with bond being set at $1,000.
The accused posted bond and was
released to await trial.
In other cases disposed of in the
Tuesday Morning session were
those of H. O. Hargett, Woodrow
Egleston, James Kelly, James Ben
ton, and Eddie Blackwell, all char
ged with speeding. All were found
guilty and sentences were thirty
days, each suspended on payment of
the court costs.
Russell McKeithan entered a plea
of guilty of being drunk and dis
orderly and the sentence of thirty
days is to be suspended on payment
of the cost.
Boyd Walters, young white man
of Scotland County , and Roscoe
Nelson, of Hoke County, were char
ged and found guilty of stealing a
watch from Claire Potter. Walters
was fined $15 and the costs and Nel
son $10 and the costs.
Angus McDuffie, Cliff McDougald
and Paul Davis, all local colored
men, were charged with breaking
and entering and larceny. It was
alleged that they had broken into
Jess Dunlap's filling station north
of Raeford and stolen several items.
They were ordered held for the
next term of Superior court by
Judge McDiarmid and bonds were
set at $250 each. None posted
bond and all are in the county jail
James McKinnon entered a plea
of guilty of assault and sentence
of thirty days was suspended on
payment of the court costs.
Colon Shaw, colored man of
Fayetteville, was found guilty of op
erating a truck for hire without a
chauffeur's license. He paid the
War Ration Book
To Be Distributed
War Ration Book Number 3 will
soon be distributed to the American
people. This is a replacement book
The stamps in it will be used to
take the place of those in Book 1
and 2 as they become exhausted.
Between May 20 and June 5 ap
plication blanks for War Ration
Book Number 3 will be distributed
by Postmen and at General Deliv
ery windows. Postmen will deliv
er applications to most families on
regular mail routes. Persons Who
Move to New Addresses after May
20 or Persons Who Do Not Receive
Applications from Postmen by June
5 should call at the General Deliv
ery window of their post office and
get a copy before June 10.
The back of each application car
ries the printed address of your
State Mailing Center. Applications
must be filled out correctly and
mailed. A staff of volunteers at
your State Mailing Center will
check them and mail the new ration
books to the head of each family.
It is Absolutely Essential that all
Applications be Filled out Correctly
and Legibly. Ration books cannot
be issued unless applications con
tain all of the information called
for in legible form. Careful records
must be kept of all books issued,
books cannot be sent to indefinite
names or indefinite addresses. Ra
tion books cannot be forwarded.
Books sent to wrong addresses wi.'l
be returned to State Willing Cen
ters. Getting applic'ions filled
out correctly is a problem the Gov
erhment js counting on Community
Service Members to help solve.
Raeford and Hoke County extend a hearty
welcome to members of the rth Carolina
State Ginners' Associatioi i conference
here today. We are honored t this meeting
is being: held here and a pie . nt stay and a
constructive and profitable J ' for all is the
wish of all of us here for all you, Visitors.
NEWS FOR TERM
The following is the percentage in
attendance of the various white
schools for the 8th month; Hoke High
96.8; Rockfish 06.1; Antioch95.3;
Raeford Graded 94; Mildouson 91;
Ashmont 77.7. Ashmont had a serious
epedemic of measles.
Mr. and Mrs. Lassiter have resign
ed as band director and music teach
er in the Hoke High and Raeford
Quite a number of the school boys
in Raeford are taking farm jobs for
the summer as have most country
HEALTH PICTURE SHOWN
H. L. Gatlin, Jr. whose program
had been put off a week on account
of commencement,, put it on last
Thursday evening. The program was
a movie on public health, particularly
District Meeting North
Carolina Ginners' Association, Incorporated
Armory - Raeford
10:00 A. M. MORNING SESSION
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER George T. Ashford, Red
Springs, Vice-President of N. C. Ginners' Association,
GREETINGS Honorable Carl Morris, Mayor of Raeford
ADDRESS D. S. Coletrane, Raleigh, Assistant Commission
er of Agriculture
A NEW COTTON IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM E. R. Col
lins, Extension Agronomist, State College.
SMITH-DOXEY CLASSING AS AN INDEX TO GIN IM
PROVEMENT Dan F. Holler, Cotton Marketing
Specialist, State College
THE COTTON MERCHANTS' INTEREST IN GINNING
Allison H. Pell, Mclver & Pell, Charlotte, representing
the Atlantic Cotton Association
THE COUNTY AGENT'S PART IN A GIN IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAM C. L. McCalsan, Extension Gin Special
ist, State College
THE GINNERS' FORUM Conducted by:
C. L. McCaslan, Extension Gin Specialist, State College
Joe Trowbridge, Senior Cotton Classer, N. C. Dept. of Agri
Fred F. Johnson, Gin Specialist, N. C. Dept of Agri
1:00 P. M. Recess for Lunch
2:00 P. M. AFTERNOON SESSION
THE GINNERS' PROBLEMS UNDER THE COMMODITY
CREDIT-PROCESSOR CONTRACT Hon. Edwin Pate,
Laurinburg, N. C. (Mr. Pate will conduct discussions
of such Problems as "Should Wa Have a CCC-Ginners'
Contract?" "How Can We Reflect Grade Values to the
Individual Producer?"; "Can the Ginners Buy Seed with
Deferred Settlement?"; "If Cotton Seed Meal is Allocat
ed to the Producer, How Much Should He Have?", etc.)
KEEPING UP WITH GIN OPERATING COSTS George
T. Ashford, Red Springs, N. C, Vice President, Gin
WILL COTTON SEED MEAL BE RATIONED? Dr. Ralph
Curnmings, Agronomist, State Agricultural Experi
Fred P. Johnson, Gin Specialist, N. C. Department of "
j ELECTION OF OFFICERS
4:00 P. M. MEETING ADJOURNED
cancer, j( 3 for him by J. W. Dowd
on the H fti 1 movie machine.
This was a very timely and in
structive picture and was enjoyed
by all who saw it.
A. D. McPhaul and Mark Smith,
Jr. were guests.
Attention all Military and Naval
camps and schools and servicemen's
Raeford, N. C. located near Fort
Bragg, Camp Mackall and Maxton
Air Base, affords a big league ball
park and stadium which is avail
able to all service teams free of
charge. Dressing room, lockers and
showers available. Sunday games
allowed provided no admission
charge is made to servicemen er
civilians. For open dates, phone J.
A. McGoogan, Raeford Courthouse,
or John J. Walsh, Raeford USO
DJreator Fayetteville 6501!:
DISTRICT MEETING OF STATE
Gill HERS HERE WEDNESDAY
Book III Must
Application blanks for War Ration
Book III are now available at all
post offices. These must be mailed
to Charlotte between June 1st and
midnight June 10th.
There will be volunteers at all
white schools, the Little River Com
munity House, and the following
negro schools: Upchurch, New Hope,
Buffalo, Bowmore, Lilly's Chapel
and White Oak on Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday, June 3, 4, and
5 from 2:00 to 8:00 o'clock P. M. to
assist all persons needing aid in
filling out their application blanks.
The officials of the Sanatorium will
assist their people with their blanks.
A volunteer will be at Edinburgh
Mill on Monday. May 31 frm 9:00
A. M. to 12 noon and from 1:00 to
6:00 P. M to assist the help at the
All farmers and others who work
labor are asked to receive blanks
and fill them out for those who
work for them. This will save in
numerable man-hours for work and
at the same time save a great deal
The following things are very
necessary in filling out the applic
ations: 1. Legibility Be sure and write
so it can be read. No books will
be issued on applications that can
not be read.
2. The person applying must sign
the card where it says 'applicants
3. A3 cent stamp must be put on
each application blank before it is
mailed. This is first class mail.
4. If there are more than 12 in the
family two cards must be made out.
5. Only those who are related
by blood, marriage, or adoption and
living as one family may apply for
books on one card. A cook or a
boarder must apply separately.
6. Bring your sugar books with
you to the schools. They will be
handed back to you as soon as the
new application is filled out.
Be sure and attend to this as no ap
plications will be taken between June
10 and August 1 for War Ration Book
K. A. MacDonald, Community Ser
vice Member, i9 attending a meeting
of all community service members
in Raleigh today.
Hoke County U. S. O.
The Hoke County U. S. O. Coun
cil met at the Raeford Courthouse
Thursday, May 20th at 8:30 P. M.
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, Vive-Chairman'
presided in the absence of Mrs. P.
P. McCain who, due to other press
Ing activities, had resigned the
Chairmanship at the April meeting
The following new officers were
elected at the meeting:
Chairman Mrs. H. A. Cameron;
Vice-Chairman Mrs. N. B. Blue;
Secretary Miss Aris Shankle. Oth
ers elected to membership on the
Council were: Miss Flora Boyce,
Mrs. L. B. Brandon; Mrs. J. W. Cur
rre, Miss Alma Ferguson, Miss Jes
sie Bright Ferguson, Harry Green,
Mrs. Joe Gulledge, H. L. Gatlin, Jr.,
Mrs. A. D. Gore, Miss Josephine
Hall, Mrs. Mary Helton, Mrs. J. S.
Johnson, Mrs. R. B. Lewis, Mrs. P.
P. McCain. K. A. McDonald, Wil
mer McDonald. J. A. McGoogan,
Mrs. M. T. Poovey, Dr. Marcus
Smith, Mrs. Aran Steward and C. L.
Miss Josephine Hall was contin
ued as chairman of the refreshment
committee to which task she. Miss
Miss Jessie Bright Ferguson and
others devoted much time and ener
gy during the past year. J. A. Mc
Googan was made chairman of a
supper committee to arrange for a
supper for the service
men visiting Raeford on Saturday,
May 29th. Mr. McGoogan was giv
en a vote of thanks for the Fish Fry
held at the Armory on May 8th
past, which was attended and en
joyed by some 185 servicemen from
Maxton, Fort Bragg ami Camp Mac
Mrs. Cameron read a proposed let
ter of thanks to the people of Rae
ford and Hoke County for their co
operation in helping to entertain the
visiting sen-icemen and suggesting
that they and their daughters, who
SECOND OF THREE MEETS
TO BE HERE TODAY
The North Carolina Cotton Gin
ners Association is holding three
meetings in the State this year in
stead of the annual convention.
The first of these meetings was held
in Charlotte Tuesday of this week,
the second here in Raeford today and
the third will be held in Rocky Mount
on Thursday. This scheme will en
able more ginners to attend the meet
ings in spite of gasoline rationing and
other wartime priorities on trans
portation. F. P. Johnson, of Hoke County, Ex
ecutive Secretary of the Association
and cotton gin specialist with the
North Carolina Department of Agri
culture, said, "We have a number
of problems confronting us this far.
We will discuss them thoroughly at
the meetings so that the policies of
the Association may represent the
greatest number of individual gin
ners. Today's meeting will be held at
-the armory in Raeford and will be
gin at ten o'clock this morning. The
meeting will be presided over by
George T. Ashford of Red Springs
vice president of the state ginners'
association. An address will be de
livered by D. S. Coltrane, assistant
commissioner of Agriculture for the
state. Other speakers will include
E. R. Collins, Dan F. Holler, and
C. L. McCaslan, all of State College,
Dr. Ralph Cummings of the State
College Experiment station, Allison
H. Pell of the Atlantic Cotton As
sociation, Edwin Pate of Laurinburg
and Fred P. Johnson.
Several Articles in regard to Club
Meetings and Parties are omitted
this week since the News-Journal
is coining out a Jay earlier. These
will appear next week.
REV. CRAWFORD OUT OF TOWN
Rev. E. C. Crawford will be ou"t
of town from Saturday, May 29th,
to June 3rd, attending the Methodist
Pastors' School at Greensboro Col
lege, Greensboro, N. C.
There will be no preaching ser
vice at Raeford Methodist Church
or Parker's Church Sunday, May
HARRY GREEN F. F. HOST
Harry Green was the genial host
to about one round dozen friends
Monday night when he gave a fish
fry for Mr. Hayden of Wilmington,
Manager of the V. C. Fertilizer Co.,
at that place. Good Fish and Cot
fee with other accessories and very
hot pickle was very much enjoyed.
Harry is the local V. C. represent
ative. are old enough to enjoy dancing, at
tend the regular Saturday night
dances at the Armory under the
auspices of the Council and the U.
S. O. A motion was unanimously
carried to send copptes of this let
ter to interested persons of Hoke
Mr. Thomas, manager of Reeves
Drug Store was given a vote of
thanks for lending the store juke
box for the dance on Saturday, May
Mr. McGoogan announced that the
ball-park at the Armory was avail
able to all service teams of the area
provided the games were not commercialized.