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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXX Vin NO. 1
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY, JUNE 10th. 1943
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With Our Boys
In The Service
Pfc. Clarence Brown, stationed at
Melbourne, Fla. is spending a ten day
furlough at home.
Clinton F. Hall, son of Mrs. J. B.
Hall North Africa writes that
he is receiving and enjoying the News
Holabird Ordnance Depot, Balti
more, Md. Announcement was
made today by the Headquarters of
the Ordnance Automotive School at
Holabird that Jamie W. Stone, 2nd
Lt. C A C, son of Mrs. R. G. Stone, of
407 Davis, Fayetteville, N. C, has
graduated from the School after com
pleting a two month course for officers
known as Officers Operation and
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Monroe had a
letter Monday from Graham, saying
he was in Australia, well and safe. He
left the states some time during the
last of April. This was their first let
ter. Tho a Cable of safe arrival was
received last week.
Pvt. Alexander Smith of Camp Car
son, Colo., is visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. D. Smith near Wagram.
Paul Davis Receives
Aerial Gunner's Wings
1 H. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W, avis of Hoke County, was one
J.r ass of sky sharpshooters who
ated recently in aerial gunnery
ai ine Harlingen Army Air Field in
Young Davis has been in the Army
less than a year and as a result of his
successful completion of this course
will be rated a staff sergeant in the
Army Air Forces.
The course of instruction included
three weeks of gun repair, aircraft
identification, the trick of leading tar
gets, and the operation of power tur
rets. The last three weeks were spent
in firing machine guns on the ground
and in the air.
Presbyterian Church Circles to Meet
The Circles of the Raeford Presby
lerian Church will meet Monday, June
14th as follows:
Circle No. 1, Mrs. H. W. B. Whitley,
Chairman, with Mrs. John K. McNeill
at 4 o'clock.
Circle No. 2, Mrs. Robert Cox,
Chairman, with Mrs. J. A. McGoogan
at 4 o'clock.
Circle No. 3, Mrs. J. A. Baucom,
Chairman, with Mrs. Dewey Howell
at 3:30 o'clock.
Circle No. 4, Mrs. Herbert McKeith
an, Chairman, with Mrs. Charlie Ba
ker at 3:30 o'clock.
Circle No. 5, Mrs. A. K. Stevens,
Chairman, with Miss Beatrice Sinclair
at 3:30 o'clock.
Circle No. 6, Mrs. A. K. Currie,
Chairman, with Mrs. A. D. Gore at 4
Circle No. 7, Mrs. Hubert McLean,
Chairman, with the Chairman at 3:30
Circle No. 8, Mrs. H. K. Holland,
Chairman, with Mrs. R. L. Murray at
Circle No. 9, (Business Woman's)
will meet with Mrs. J. W. Walker
Thursday, June 17th, at 8 o'clock.
All applications for War Ration
Book III must be in the mall before
midnight tonight (June 10)
Air Raid Alert
The First Army announced today
that a blue air raid alarm sounded
today by the Wilmington, N. C, air
defense wing was caused by the pres
ence of unidentified planes later Iden
tided as friendly.
The first announcement of the alarm
made at 11:41 A. M. (E. W. T.) by
Brig. Gen. Glenn O. Barcus, command
ing the First Fighter command, said
the alarm was issued at 11:14 A. M.
for the Wilmington air defense region
and that "air forces took immediate
A subsequent announcement shortly
after noon said:
"The all clear came at 11:50 A. M.
(E. W. T.), the First Army command
announced. The alert was caused by
the presence of unidentified planes in
the area which were later identified
as friendly. The alerted area includes
the southern part of North Carolina
and the northern part of South Caro
Raeford had its first air raid alarm
last Sunday morning at 11:41, when a
blue alert was sent out from the Lum
berton district nfftrp. The rnncp an
cording to Associated Press dispatch-7o
es, was due to unidentified craft off
Wilmington, where the first alarm
was announced at 11:14. The warn
ing was not announced, however, in
this district until the Lumberton blue
signal at 11:41. This blue signal was
followed a few minutes later by the
all clear, the unidentified craft being
found friendly, according to announce
ments n next day's papers.
Chief Warden Cecil Dew happened
to be on duty at the control center at
the time of the alarm, and he lost no
time in sounding the siren, and it is
said that people in churches lost very
little time in getting out of their ac
customed Sunday morning seats. All
Civilian Defense services quickly re
sponded to the alarm, and the control
center was represented by each group
in quick time.
Marvin McGill Buried in Raeford
Grave side funeral services for the
late J. Marvin McGill were held at the
Raeford cemetery Friday morning at
11 o'clock. Rev. Charles Hester, of
St. Pauls, N. C, a cousin of the de
ceased and Rev. W. F. Trawick con
ducted the services.
Marvin McGill, the son of B. G. Mc
Gill and Celia Hester McGill was born
in Bladen county in 1896, therefore
was 47 years old. His parents moved
to Raeford about 1905 and his father
died three weeks after moving here.
He was educated at old Raeford Insti
tute and was a veteran of the first
world war. He was gassed and shea
snocKea in t ranee ana mo a master
mechanic he was never entirely well
He died in Maryland where he had
been employed by the Glenn Martin
Airplane Corporation. The body was
brought to Fayetteville last Wednes
day and remained at Jernigan's Funer
al Home until time for the burial ser
vices Friday. Pall bearers were H. L.
Gatlin, Jr., J. McCoy Blue, Dan Mc
Keithan, Neill A. McDonald, Luke Mc
Fadyen and H. A. Green.
A large crowd of family friends at
tended the funeral.
Surviving are his wife the former
Grace Rhodes, three brothers, Carl of
High Point, Earl of Fayetteville, Tom
mie of St. Pauls, Minnie (Mrs. Frank
Niven of Raeford) and Mamie, (Mrs.
B. G. Jones of Blount's Creek).
EXPECT MAJOR ROOSEVELT
TO HAVE ALASKA Bl RIAL
Washington, June 5. Major Ker
mit Roosevelt probably will be buried
in Alaska where he died June 4.
This was indicated by wartime cus
torn which calls for burial of members
of armed forces overseals until after
the war, when bodies can be returned
to the United States.
The death of the 53-year-old son of
Theodore Roosevelt was announced
by the War department yesterday.
The wording of the announcement in
dicated that he probably died from na
VIOLATOR IS FINED
Raleigh, June 8. P. T. Poole, oper
ator of a poultry and produce compa
ny here, was fined $200 yesterday by
Judge Johnson J. Hayes in United
States district court at Greensboro for
violation of OPA poultry price ceil
ings, Raleigh District OPA Director
T. S. Johnson said today.
Johnson said that Poole's case was
the first conviction in poultry price vi
olations in the Raleigh district. .
OPA charged that Poole bought ap
proximately 1,371 pounds of poultry
at 30 cents a pound when the price
ceiling was 28 cents; that Poole made
out an invoice at 28 cents a pound,
then paid the seller two cenU premi
AT RED TRINGS
Driving Must Stop
The new ban on non-essential driv
ing and the reduction by half a gallon
of the value of gasoline coupons,
which at present affects only Virginia
in Region IV, reflects the seriousness
of the gasoline shortage in the eastern
Althor?h gasoline supplies are short
throughout the eastern states, the fur
tlier enforced curtailment of gasoline
consumption, at present has been ap
plied only to states feeling the short
age most citically.
Many sections of the 12 states af
fected by tie new driving ban are al
ready "dry". In order to maintain
essential civilian services in those
areas, the new regulation was neces
If careless motorists in states not
now affected by the ban squander
their gasoline, the restriction order,
necessity, must be extended to oth
er areas. Only tree most judicious use
of gasoline by all motorists and care
ful review by rationing boards of all
applications for supplemental gasoline
can prevent further curtailment of
8. An Army transport burns 33,
000 gallons of fuel oil a day. Fuel oil
Because we can't use gasoline we
don't have, the cut must come where
needs are least essential to our war
effort and public welfare in our non
essential driving. It is the only place
where consumption can be curtailed
quickly and safely.
For Robbery and Theft
After two cars had been broken in
to and looted near the Raeford Hotel
on last Tuesday night the'atrtomobile
j of Mrs. Ina T. Lentz was stolen from
the home of Mrs. J. C. Thomas at
about eleven o'clock.
At about midnight Policeman Dees
accompanied by Arch Saunders appre
hended Cpl. E. E. Rowe, of Camp
Mackall, in Raeford in possession of
the car and the goods which had been
stolen from the cars of the two travel
ling men at the Raeford Hotel.
Cpl. Rowe is at present lodged in
the Hoke County jail and an arrange
ment with the commanding officer for
military punishment is contemplated,
according to Chief of Police McQuage
EASTERN STAR OFFICERS
The following is a correct list of
officers of the newly organized Chap
ter of the Eastern Star in Raeford:
Mrs. Paul Dezerne, Worthy Matron.
Ed Smith, Worthy Patron
Josephine Hall, Associate Matron.
Tom D. Procter, Associate Patron.
Mrs. Frank Tapp, Secretary.
Ila Graham, Treasurer.
Mrs. Marcus Smith, Conductress.
Mrs. Joe Gulledge, Associate Con
ductress. Mrs. Ruby Duncan, Chaplain.
Mrs. Chandler Roberts, Marshal.
Miss Clara Potter, Organist.
Mrs. Clara Kinlaw, Ada.
Mrs. Mary Gillis, Ruth.
Mrs. Starr McMillan, Esther.
Mrs. Harry Green, Martha.
Mrs. Israel Mann, Electa.
Miss Louise Blue, Warder.
Frank Tapp, Sentinel.
Major Blue Talks Kiwanlans
Major J. H. (Buck) Blue was pre
sented to the Kiwanis Club last Thurs
day evening by program chairman,
Tom Cameron. Major Blue talked
very interestingly on the training giv
en the pre-flight cadets in the various
college training units. Major Blue
had been Commandant at Knox Col
lege, Galesburg, 111.
Methodist Circles To Meet.
The circles of the Society of Chris
tian Service of the Methodist church
will meet Monday, June 14th as fol
lows: Circle No. 1. Mrs. Marshall Thorn
as, chairman, at the church at 4
Circle No. 2 Mrs. B. B. Cole,
chairman, with Mrs. Colon Scarbor
ough at 8 P. M.
Circle No. 3 Mrs. Lewis Upchurch
chairman, with the chairman at 4
Thanks For Helpers Book III
The Hoke County War Price and
Ration Board wishes to extend its
thanks to all teachers, principals, and
other volunteer workers who helped
to fill out the application blanks for
War Ration Book III. The Board ap
predates a great deal this help.
Pt u "Id, June 7. An Army car-go-tj
ne, on a routine flight be
tweei 3 station and Maxton Army
air bijC,3$ ashed in the vicinity of
Red i , O s, N. C, early Monday
morni cfl W 'ling its crew of four and
20 Ani5 rsonnel members, Col.
Price, anding officer of Pope
Field, announced tonight.
Col. Price said that a witness to
the crash said there was a "terrific
storm in progress at 4 A. M., at the
time the plane passed over the vicini
ty of Red Springs, and it is supposed
the storm caused the plane to crash.
Names of the dead will not be re
leased until next of kin are notified,
Col. Price said.
Fort Bragg, June 8. A big army
transport plane crashed between here
and Laurinburg early yesterday, kill
ing from 12 to 20 soldiers.
Officials at Pope Field, Fort Bragg's
aviation field, were still checking on
details of the accident today, and they
refused to give out additional details,
pending completion of their investiga
Col. Sam Price, executive officer at
the field, said at least 12 of the men
aboard died in the crash which was be
lieved caused by unfavorable weather
An un-official report from another
source placed the toll at 19.
The plane, a C-47 transport, and an
other of the same type left Pope Field
at 3 A. M. yesterday. Shortly after
leavng they ran into bad weather and
one of them turned back, landing at 5
A. M. When the second plane failed
to return or to report from another
field, a searching party was sent out,
and the wreckage was found several
Col. Price said 12 bodies were found
at the scene. Hope was held out that
some of the men aboard had been able
to take to their parachutes and land.
Jury Trial In
In a jury trial before Judge Henry
McDiarmid in Hoke County record
er's court yesterday morning, Mrs.
Willa McFadyen Hendrix was found
guilty of careless and reckless driving
in connection with a collision on Main
Street in Raeford last week between
the car driven by Mrs. Hendrix and
another driven by Pt. J. C. Stedman
of the United States Army.
The jury found the defendant guil
ty after a plea of not guilty and sen - -
tence was that she pay the court costs
in the case and pay the prosecuting
witness the amount of the damages to
his automobile. Notice of appeal to
Superior Court was given by the de
fendant and Judge McDiarmid reserv
ed judgment in the case until next
Tuesday's session of court.
In a brief session of court Tuesday
morning Ted Morris, colored, was
found guilty of assault and non-support
of his wife and sentence was six
months on the roads to be suspended
on payment of the court costs and
three dollars a week to his wife and
Reuben Baxley, white, plead guilty
of speeding and paid the court costs.
Johnny McCoy, colored, entered a
plea of guilty of being drunk and dis
orderly and sentence of thirty days
was suspended on payment of the
Zeb Butler, white man of Hoke
County, entered a plea of guilty of
driving a car while under the influ
ence of liquor, and paid a fine of fifty
dollars and the court costs. His driv
er's license was automatically suspend
ed for one year.
HAS NEW DIRECTOR
Miss Audrey Brunkhurst of Augus
ta, Georgia, arrived in Raeford last
week to assume her duties as Director
of Religious Education and Director
of Music for the local Presbyterian
church. Miss Brunkhurst Is a recent
graduate of the Assembly's Training
School of Richmond, Virginia, and
comes to her position here highly re
commended by the president and fa
culty of the Trainitrg School.
An office has been established in the
church from which Miss Brunkhurst
will direct the work. The officers of
the church are enthusiastic in their
support of this work which is being in
Miss Brunkhurst is stopping tem
porarily with Mrs. J. W. McLauchlin.
After June 21st she will be locatd
permanently with Mrs. W. T. Cnvir.g
Shipbuilding is the biggest single
item in Wisconsin's war contracts,
with the first fleet of submarines to be
launched on the Great Lakes coming
from Manitowoc, Wis., ways.
Ginners Association Appreciates
Mrs. Paul Dickson, Publisher News
Journal, Raeford, North Carolina.
I haven't had an opportunity to tell
you how much the members of the
North Carolina Ginners' Association
appreciate what you and your paper
did to make our Raeford meeting a
I am sure that one of the things that
impressed those attending the gin
ners' meeting in Raeford was the fine
and cordial hospitality on the part of
Raeford people and that the special
edition of the News Journal is con
crete and lasting evidence that Rae
ford really had a welcome for us.
Fred P. Johnson,
You is G wine to
Work or Else
On Dat Gang!
Darlington, S. C, June 5 Deputy
Sheriff E. M. Miller, said this morning
that the "Work or Fight," motion,
which has been ordered in South Car
olina, is being strictly enforced in
Sheriff C. A. Grinnell has written
an open letter to the citizens of the
county stating that vagrancy charges
will be lodged against any one will
fully refusing to work. This will be
enforced to the limit, Deputy Miller
said today, addng that no man would
be allowed to loaf in any section of
the county, and that everyone must
either work or fight, or spend his time
on the chain gang.
At their regular meeting at the
courthouse last Monday the Hoke
County board of commissioners ap
proved a project initiated by the Rae
ford Kiwanis club for a slaughter
house for Hoke County beef to be erec
ted in the near future.
A committee was appointed to se
lect a site for the undertaking, which
it is expected, will cause more beef to
be offered for sale by Raeford and
Hoke County butchers. As the situ
ation now stands much beef that is
grown in this county is not available
for sale here due to the fact that the
growers are forced to take it outside
for slaughtering and it is generally
sold and eaten in other communities.
It is expected that the beef shortage
here which will vresumably continue-1
for the duration of the war will be con
Unofficial information is that the
site selected will possibly be east of
the Raeford cemetery. It must be near
town as sewage faclities will be neces
sary and the project will be considera
bly cheaper if existing facilities of the
Town of Raeford can be used.
To Help On Farms
Raleigh, June 4. A plea for all
North Carolinians who can possibly
do so to help out on the farm this sum
mer has been made by Gvernor
The executive yesterday asked that
all persons.and specifically high school
students and store keepers, consider
spending all or part of their vacations
on farms in order to aid the war ef
Mrs Mary Barbour
Dies At Rockfish
Mrs. Mary F. Barbour died Tuesday
8:30 P. M. June 8th, at the home of
her son, J. Paul Barbour of Rockfish.
She was the widow of the late R. M.
Barbour of Benson, and was 91 years
old May 11th. She was very active in
church and community life until sev
eral months ago.
The deceased is survived by the fol
Mrs. Flora Heath of Benson. Mrs.
W. O. Grimes of Benson, Mr. Fletcher
Barbour of Benson, J. Paul Barbour
of Rockfish, 33 grandchildren and 47
great grand children.
The funeral will be at Fellowship
Baptist church in Rehaberth commu
nity, Johnson county 3:30 Thursday
The A. & R. Depot has been treat
ed a fresh coat of paint inside and
outside and now makes a fitting back
ground for the popular local passen
ger agent and his assistant.
A former baby carriage plant is mak
ing pilot seats for aircraft.
A warning that workers in the Fay
etteville area planning to get jobs else
where will not be hired without a
statement of availability from the lo
cal office of the United States Employ
ment Service was issued today by A.
F. Barwick manager of the Fayette
ville office of the USES in discussing
the new employment stabilization plan
covering Region IV which includes
Mr. Barwick called attention to pro
visions of the Region IV plan develop
ed by representatives of labor and
management which require that all
workers whose most recent employ
ment was in an essential activity must
obtain a statement of availability from
their present employer or the United
States Employment Service before
seeking other employment. He added
that workers in activities other than
essential do not need statements of
availability unless they are planning
to seek jobs outside the area.
The plan, which went into effect on
May 15, places restrictions on inter
area migration and on hiring in order
that workers will be provided where
needed to do war production and es
sential civilian work. It is based upon
War Manpower Commission regula
tions issued under President Roose
velt's "Hold-the-Line" Order stabili
zing wages, prices, and employment,
and the War Manpower Commission's
national policy on Employment Stabi
"Workers in activities not designat
ed as essential may be hired by em
ployers engaged in essential activities
without restriction, provided they
work in the area where they are hir
ed," Mr. Barwick explained.
"When a worker desires to quit or
to be transferred under the conditions
outlined in the plan, he shall notify
his employer of that fact and give his
reasons. If the employer fails to issue
a statement of avaliability, the worker
may apply to the local United States
Employment Service office, which will
investigate and decide if the statement
is to be issued. Either employer or
worker may appeal this decision to the
area appeals panel. Further appeals
also may be taken.
Mr. Barwick emphasized that a
worker in an essential industry may
obtain a statement of availability, if
Is discharged by his last employer.
Is laid off for an indefinite period
or for a period of seven days or more.
Can establish that his present em
ployment does not utilize him at his
highest skill or that he is not being em
ployed full time.
Has compelling personal reasons for
wishing to change employment.
Mr. Barwick said that an area ap
peals panel will be established here
(immediately) Mr. Barwick will
serve as the non-voting chairman of
the appeals panel, which will be com
posed of an equal number of represent
tatives of management and labor.
The Regional Employment Stabili
zation Plan was adopted at a meeting
in Washington, D. C. of the Regional
Management-Labor War Manpower
Committee, of which Leo R. Werts,
Acting Director War Manpower Com
mission. Region IV, is Chairman.
Raleigh, June 3. North Carolina
employers of fewer than eight per
sons now are covered by the employ
ment stabilization plan that went in
to effect in this state May 15, Dr. J.
S. Dorton, North Carolina War Man
power commission head, announced
Originally the program did not ap
ply to firms employing less than eight
persons, but that provision now has
As a result, all employers, regard
less of the number employed, must
conform to the plan in their hiring
practices. The sole exceptions are
the state government and sub-divisions
thereof, employers of domestic
servants, and employers of casual la
bor (15 days or less).
To Preach Baptist Church
Rev. J. D. Whisnant of Stony Point,
N. C. will preach at the Baptist church
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock.