The Hoke County News
The Hoke Count? Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 52
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY. JUNE 3, 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
With Our Boys -In
The Service v,
Lt. Col. Poole was in town Monday
on his way rom Long Island to Fort
Benning, where he will be stationed
lor a while.
Major Buck Blue is at home on a
short leave from Galcsburg, 111. He
had planned to take his family back
to Galesburg with him and Mrs. Blue
had rented her house here to army
people. Major Blue received orders
Tuesday to report for duty at San
Capt. Paul Dickson has orders to
report to Camp Eustis, Va. for anti
Capt. John Walker spent a short
while with Katherine Ann at Mary
Washington College, Fredericksburg,
Va. on his way to Fort Monroe, where
he is stationed.
Word has been received from Ed
McNeill by his parents, Mr. and Mrs
John K. McNeill, that he, Ed, had ar
rived safely overseas. Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Upchurch have also heard that
Lt. Clyde Upchurch had arrived safe
Lt. Lawrence Mclnnis, who is sta
tioned in Texas, has been at home vis
iting friends and relatives for the past
To Ft. Eusiit
Camp Stewart, Ga., May 28.
Four Stewart antiaircraft officers
today were detailed to Ft. Eustis,
Va., for a special course in antiair
They were three Captains and
one First Lieutenant, as follows:
Captains: ' Charles K. Baker. Jr.,
Cranston, R. I. (107 Woodbine);
Paul Dickson, Raeford, N. C; and
Raymond A. Heath, Whiteville, N.
C. (217 W. Lewis).
First Lieut. Justin R. Yuskevich,
Glaston bury, Conn. (86 Hubbard).
Lumberton, May 29. Tobacco
prospects in the Lumberton area are
substantially improved by recent
rains and otherwise favorable wea
ther, according to a crop condition
report just Issued by Jasper C. Hut
to, supervisor of the Lumberton to
bacco market. "Fair-to-good field
condition and fair-to-good pros
pects" are the estimates set forth in
"The end of May finds growers In
nil directions virtually finished with
their transplanting, with only a few
scattering farms here and there not
through," the report says. "All of
these will finish up the first week
in June Conditions have been
almost perfect for winding up the
transfer of young plants from the
beds to the fields."
Wire worms, bud worms and oth
. in.u.t0 'ira rnnnrtnri hut hnnf of
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ine repuris utuiiuic uiiubuhi dam
age of alarm, it was said. Hail dam
age has been slight so far.
"'A few farmers will not get in
their full acreage allotments, due
to lateness and shortage of plants.
Nearly all are short on labor, and
some are having serious difficulties.
The labor problem will be more
acute. aoout curing time."
Informs on Book III
There will be someone on duty
at all white schools. Little River
Community i House and the follow
ing collored schools: Upchurch,
New Hope, Buffalo, Bowmore, Lil
ley's Chapel and White Oak on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday af
ternoons of this week from 2:00 to
8:00 o'clock to help any one who
needs help in filling out his appli
cation for War Ration Book III.
All persons who work labor are
asked to see that their employees
applications are properly filled out.
1st. That they are written legi
bly. 2nd. That the head of the fami
ly's name appears on the applica
tion blank 4 times.
3rd. That the applicants signs the
application at the bottom in script
(that he does not print his name.)
4th. That the stup is retained by
the applicant. (It is more than like
ly he will need this stub to get the
ration bcoks from the Post Office
when they are mailed.)
5th. That a 3 cent stamp is put on
the application blank and that it is
mailed before midnight of June 10.
No. 17 stamp is valid after June
15. The fact that it is accompanied
by a dealer's receipt does not ex
tend validity date. This is the shoe
stamp and it means that you cannot
get a pair of shoes after June 15
with a No. 17 even tho' you have a
merchant's credit slip for it.
If you haven't received applica
tion blank for Ration Book No. Ill
call at any post office and get one.
I Furlough Rations for Service Men.
i An order effective June 2 simpli
fies the procedure for getting food
ration certificates while on leave of
absence. All rules tor the issuance
of food certificates to servicemen
are drawn into one plan, consolidat
ing the four rationing programs
sugar, coffee, processed' foods and
meats and fats.
The new rules apply to any ser
nel assigned to temporary duty in
this country), who Is on leave for 72
hours or longer and who will eat at
least one meal during that period at
a place where ration stamps or cer
tificates are necessary for securing
rationed: foods. It also applies to
men not on furlough who will eat at
least nine meals during a month
where rationed foods are secured
with stamps or certificates.
Here are the highlights of the new
1. The serviceman need no longer
apply to the Board in person.
2. When he leaves camp, he is giv
en a completed application form. He
turns this application over to the
person named as the provider of his
meals who will submit it to the local
Board for fxd certificates.
3. The food provider has 15 days
after the serviceman's furlough ends
in which to submit the application
to the local Board.
4. The base period on which a ser
viceman's ration allowances are
computed for this purpose is three
days covering nine meals. Here
tofore, the minimum leave necessary
was seven days- except under the
meats and fats program which spe
cified a three-day minimum period.
5. The amounts of certificates that
may be Issued for each nine-meal
Processed foods 8 points
Meats and fats 8 pomts
Coffee 1-4 pound
Sugar 1-4 pound
Outstanding in the list of new
books in the public library is Vincent
Sheean's Between the Thunder and
the Sun. Other new non-fiction titles
are: Retreat with Stillwell, BeTden;,
Dress Rehearsal, Reynolds; Into the
Valley, Hersey; Salute to Valor. Wells
Life in a Putty Knife Factory, Smith;
George Washington Carver, The
Wright Brothers, by Kelly; On Being
a Real Person, Fosdick, and Seven
Came Through, by Rickenbacker.
Interesting titles in fiction are. The
Forest and the Fort, Allen; Rivers of
Glory, Mason; Rice in the Wind, Wal
lace; Great Smith, Marshall, Human
Comedy, Saioyan; and The Harvey
Girls, by Adams.
Mrs. Ina Bethune, poputar libra
rian, is on leave of absence. She
leaves Monday for Boorfe. where she
will take a special course in Library
Science at Appalachian Teacher's
College. Mrs. Kate Ble Covington
will have charge of the library during
Mrs. Bcthune's absence. Retha How
ell has been appointed student assis
oome ol me wnue people now in
the Bahamas are descendants of Unit
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I after the American Revolution.
Young Jack Lentz
Has Close Call.
What might have been a fatal acci
dent wag averted in the nick of time
Tuesday night by one man's knowl
edge of first aid.
Jack Lentz, the youngest child of
Mrs. Ina Lentz was playing with his
sister's three children at their home
in the Clyde Mclnnis back yard. The
children had dug a cave and dug a
tunnel leading to it. Jack was crawl
ing through the tunnel when it caved
in on him. The three children called
for help. Clyde Mclnnis and his
cousin were in the house and came
immediately. By quick work and
frantic digging they pulled Jack out
perfectly lifeless, Lt. Mclnnis knowing
methods of resuscitation worked on
him until there were sparks of life
when the doctor who had been called
arrived. Jack was revived and tho'
upset by the shock seems all right.
This happened while Mrs. Lentz
was entertaining for her niece, Mary
Ellen Thomas. She was not notified
until Jack was all right.
Those desiring sugar for canning or
preserving fruit and jellies (not vege
tables) can now buy five pounds on
each 15 and 16 stamp of War Ration
Book No. 1, known as 'sugar book."
Not more than five pounds of this
amount may be used for preserves and
Those who need additional sugar
may apply to their Local Board, using
form R-315 (Revised 12-15-42), for
the additional amount needed over
the above 10 pounds per person. Not
more than 15 pounds pec person may
be granted on this application, or not
more than one pound per four quarts
of fruit earned. "Use your above 10
pounds before applying to the Board
for additional amount," the chairman
Canned Milk Has
Now Been Rationed
Dwindling Output Prompts OPA to
Place Product Under Point System
Washington, June 1. Rationing of
canned milk was opened tonight by ,
OPA, acting without warning to con
serve diminishing supplies for babies.
No actual restrictions were placed
upon the purchase of evaporated and
condensed milk for adult use, but cann
ed milk will take- red coupons, and
most adults are expected to save the
coupons for meat, butter or cheese.
The point value was placed at one
per pound, which means that the com
mon tall can; 14 1-2 ounces, will cost
one point. The? common small size, 6
ounces, will be 2 for a point. Since
the minimum ration purchase is one
point, however; anyone who buys a sin
gle small can will still have to pay a
The order was made effective at
midnight tonight. OPA said it was
issued at the request of the War Food
administration- because production of
canned milk has fallen 25 per cent be
low expectations and because of huge
army, navy and lend-lease require
ments. Officials explained' one reason
for smaller production is a trend to
drive milk into various manufactured
OPA said specifically that no extra
points, beyond the standard 16 per per
sons per week, will be made available
to ordinary consumers for the pur
chase of canned milk, since babies are
eligible for their own ration books.and
generally parents have been buying
meat for themselves with the baby's
red coupons. This will still be possi
ble for parents of breast-fed babies
and infants drinking regular milk, and
even those infanta who feed on formu
las requiring canned milk will not use
all their points. The latter usually
use one tall can per day, which would
take several of the childs 16 weekly
Exceptions were made for persons
with special diets and for hospitals.
Local ration boards were authorized
to grant extra points in these cases,
upon doctor's certificates.
Norway's shortage of clothing and
footwear has become very serious.
i Chile plans to build a large number
w- 'Ji '.-"jt t'.C
Hoke Oil and Fert ; Company
Host to District h .
The meeting of the U Dist
rict North Carolina Co BA inners'
Association held in R. P. last
Wednesday was a success from
A large crowd was present, able
talks were made, and the discussions
proved most profitable. The Hoke
Oil and Fertilizer Co. was host on
this occason and served a magnifi
cent barbeque dinner with all access
ories. Lewis Upchurch and Cary
Kelly cooked the barbeque; Milliard
Baker and Harry Greene, Al cooks,
assisted in other preparations. News
Journals just off the press, with
greetings to the ginners were dist
ributed at the dinner to all out-of-town
guests. All present were enth
usiastic over the good meal and some
had good things to say about the
Each district has the privilege of
electing some of the State Association
officers. From this district, George
Ashford of Red Springs was elected
vice president and Edwin Pate of
Laurel Hill and W. J. Carter of Fay
etteville were elected to the Board
of Directors. T. B. Upchurch was
elected to membership tn the associa
tion and named an honorary member
of the Board of Trustees.
At the final district meeting in
Rocky Mount, B. E. Singleton of
Washington, N. C. was elected pres
ident and Fred Johnson of Raeford
was elected Executive Secretary.
Among the interesting matters dis
cussed at the Raeford meeting were
the rationing of cotton seed meal
which seemes highly probable; mak
ing changes in cotton seed grading
that will be fair to all; and recom
mendations for ginner's charges this
Fan. It was recommended that gin
ners charge 35 cents per 100 pounds
seed cotton plus $1.75 for bagging
and ties. The ginners also favor
the governments hiring a man to pro
mote better ginning (o come from
the Extension Service in Alabama.
It is hoped that after the war when
the whole State Association meets
together that the first meeting will
be in Hoke County, an outstading
Cotton Ginning County, with a flair
Light Docket In
Only five cases were
Judge McDiarmid in
Court Tuesday morning. In the first
case Alec Brigman, white was charged
with violating the prohibition laws.
He was found guilty and was sen
tenced to thirty days to be suspend
ed on- paying cost and on
good behavior for twelve months.
Steven Williams was up for trespass
ing. He was also found guilty and
sentenced to thirty days to be suspend
ed when he paid the costs. Cyrus
McCormick, Alton McLean, and Al
fred Hart, all colored, wera charged
with carrying a cottsealed weapon.
All were found guilty and McCormick
and McLean were sentenced to sixty
days to be suspended on paying $50
and the costs. Hart drew thirty days
to be suspended upon paying the
costs.. And all were to be on good
behavior for twelve months.
Guard Your Anti
Will you love your car In Decem
ber as you dd in May, asks the SAE
War Engineering beard? To keep
your affectjons high and your tem
per low next winter, the automotive
engineers recommend thai you give
immediate attention to your anti
They offer two irethods of deter
mining if you can save your present
supply for next year when anti
freeze solution is expected to be very
1, ) Dip blue litmus paper in the
solution and watch for a color change
If it turns a distinct pmk or red, you
can discard your anti-freoze. Other
wise, it enn be saved.
2. ) Allow a Tj-'e to sUind in a
clear glass container overnight. To
be useful next year the U-p fourth of
the solution should be clear, wnter
white, or have a slight tinge of th
color of the original anti-freeze soiu
tion. Automotive War Production.
1'he first guaranty of equal sulii. gc
to women in the United States was
- T.- iTi the t''rri :r" vf Vvnrri ,,f i
On Monday evening of this week in
the Masonic Hall of Raeford the organ
ization of a chapter of the Eastern
Star was completed. Mrs. Holland of
Fayetteville, District Deputy, Worthy
Matron, came over and brought a de
gree team from Fayetteville to confer
degrees. Paul Reminger, Worthy
Grand Patron of Winston Salem, and
District Deputy, Grand Patron, John
H. Norwood of Norwood. N. C, were
also here. Mrs. Paul Dezerne was
elected Worthy Matron. Edwin Smith
Worthy Patron. Josephine Hall, Asso
ciate Worthy Matron. T. D. Potter,
Associate Worthy Patron. Mrs. Mar
cus Smith, conductress. Mrs. Joe Gul
ledge, Assistant conductress. 11a
Graham, treasurer. Mrs. Frank Tapp,
secretary. The chapter plans to meet
twice a month on the second and
fourth Monday nights.
The Eastern Star is a large and pow
erful organization. It is the Woman's
Auxiliary of the Masonic Lodge. Its
final organization in Raeford is the
fulfilment of a desire of many people.
Washington, June 2 Behind the cry
that "now is the time for action," the
house military committee carried to
the floor today its fight for an anti
Despite opposition voiced by spokes
men for five government agencies yes
terday, Chairman May (D-Ky) declar
ed the committee would demand house
Rej. Colmer (D-Miss) announced
he had been assured by Speaker Ray
burn of recognition to call up the meas
ure, known as the Smith-Connally
bill, this afternoon, and added ho ex
peted debate to last several days.
"There is no sense in waiting any
longer," May said, "The coal strike is
upon us and the people are demand
ing that congress do something about
While too late to stop a strike al
ready in progress, he added, the legis
lation would prevent future walkouts
and would make illegal any continued
work stopage in the coal mines so
long as the government operated
It would outlaw strikes in government-operated
plants, require a 30
day cooling off period and a secret ball
of workers before strikes could be
called in other war industries, make
unions file annual financial and mem
bership statements, and strengthen
the power of the War Labor Board to
deal with labor disputes.
A section written into the bill and
admittedly aimed at John L. Lewis
would empower the board to subpoena
witnesses. Lewis has refused to deal
with the- board in the coal controver
Sends II Men
Following is a list of white Regis
trants who Reported to Fort Bragg
for final Examination and Induction
on Monday. May 31:
Dempsey Banjamin Ray.
Daniel Evander Blue, Jr.
Denver Ralph Huff. Jr.
Waytus Glenn Long.
Walter Graham McBryde.
William Clark, Jr.
Arnold Elwood Baker.
John Robert Knight.
Bill Dean McHone.
The Kiwanis Club met at the reg
ular time last Thursday evening at
the Raeford Hotel.
After the business meeting the
meeting was turned over to the pro
gram chairman, Don Davis, who in
turn introduced Capt. Paul Dickson
a member of the club on Military
leave. Capt. Dickson talked very in
terestingly on his two years in the
Carribean area. Every one in the
club enjoyed the talk and all were
glad to have Paul with us again.
' By a Kiwaman.
j NEW S-JOI RXAL THIRTY-
FIGHT YEARS OLD.
! This week marks the thirty-eighth
anniversary of the "Grandpa" of the
i News.Joumal. The first paper print
j"d in Raeford was Facts and Figures
ano it was print! in 1905. It has
been known by several names. Th
I name. News-.ToiiTial, wns given to it
ivt"u t. HuhO I oi::uy J.inmal own
ed by 1. Scott Poole and the Hoke
i Dickson were consolidated.
Red Robins Lose
One Win One
The Flying Red Robins lost their
first game of the season here Sun
day before a capacity crowd of over
1000 soldiers and civilians. Lost to
the 65th General Hospital of Fort
Bragg 5 to 1. The Robins were
held to 1 hit by the expert hurling
of Thiebilt who struck out 8 and
allowed only 5 hits. Gossner ho
mered in the 2nd inning for the
Medics first run and they added 4
more in the 8th with 3 hits and er
ror and a possed ball. Maus with a
double and a single led the Robins
hitting. Chester pitching for the
Robins was too wild to be effective
and was reached for 9 hit. Batter
ies Robins Chester and Maus: 65th,
Thiebilt and Tuttle.
Next Sunday the Robins play the
203rd Field Artillery of Fort Bragg
in Robins park.
Two Raeford boys Bill Upchurch
and Red Howell are playing with
the Robins, Howells sensational stop
doubled a Medic off 2nd base was
a defensive play of the game.
Before an overflowing crowd the
Flying Red Robins unloosed their big
bats to slug out an 8 to 5 victory over
the 203rd Field Artillery of Fort
Bragg here in Red Springs Sunday.
Lee Leichellie centerfielder for the
Robins with 2 home runs and a single
led the Robins hitting. Upchurch,
Maus and Chester also had 2 hits each
to their credit. The Robins strength
ened by the addition of 2 new pitch
ers Lefty Bledsoe and Slim Watson
veteran Semi-Pro performers and the
return of shortstop Al Ceratoe are tak
ing some of the strongest competition
in the state, playing the strong 508th
Parachute Inf. of Camp Mackall here
in Red Springs next Sunday after
noon in Robins park. Lefty Bledsoe
will be on the mound for the Robins.
Wallace McLean, Sr.
Returns from Hospital
Wallace McLean who was taken to
Highsmth's hospital Wednesday of
last week has returned home. His
blood pressure was extremely high
and his condition was considered
grave for a while, but he is better
now. Woodrow McLean and Mrs.
Stuart (Martha Lee) are both at home
JOHN MARVIN McGILL ""
John Marvin McGill, 67, World war
vetern, died Saturday in Baltimore
where he was employed in the Glenn
Martin airplane factory. The body
will reach Fayetteville Wednesday
and will be brought to Raeford where
funeral services will be conducted to
day, (Thursday). Marvin McGill was
reared in Raeford and was a master
mechanic. He was shell shocked in
the First World War and during the
remainder of his life felt the effects
He was a brother of Mrs. Frank Ni
ven and he married a former Raefond
girl, Grace Rhodes. His last job in
Raeford was with the Hoke Auto Co
He is survived by his wife, three
brothers, and two sisters. Funeral ar
rangements had not been made when
The News-Journal went to press.
Control Room Schedule for follow
Friday, June 4th. Mrs. II. A. Cam
eron. Saturday, June 5th, Mrs. C. E. Up
Sunday, June 6th. M. C. Dew and
Monday, June 7th, Mrs. Don Davis
Tuesday, Juno 8th, Mrs. R. A. Math
Wednesday. June 9th, Mrs. N. A.
Thursday, June 10th, Mrs. Lewis