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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 2
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY. JUNE 17, 1913
$2.00 PER YEAR
A. Watson Gillis
Watson Gillis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Gillis. of Raeford was one of
eleven North Carolina boys in a class
of 760 commissioned ensigns in the
United States Navy in ceremonies at
Annapolis, Md., on June 9. Navy Sec
retary Frank Knox was the chief
speaker and the class was graduated
a, year ahead of schedule under the
Naval Academy's war-accelerated pro
gram to turn out fighting officers of
the regular navy.
Ensign Gillis graduated from Hoke
County High School in the class of
1936 and attended Louisburg Junior
College and the University of North
Carolina. He was appointed to the
Naval Academy from the Ensign Con
gressional district by Mr. W. O. Bur
gin and entered the Academy in 1940.
He received numerals in plebe base
ball and company volleyball and the
Navy "N" for varsity baseball. In
the regimental organization Gillis
held the ranks of midshipman first
petty officer in the first and final
groups, and midshipman platoon pet
ty officer in the second group,
signed to sea duty on a destroyer.
Red Springs June 6th
The 508th Parachute Inf. Regiment
of Camp Mackall gained revenge for
an earlier licking by defeating the
Flying Robins 8 to 1 in a game that
the Robins held to 7 hits by Lefty
ewer former Charlotte Hornet and
shington Senator twirler. The
bins were guilty of faulty base run
uing and made several errors in the
field to contribute to their downfall.
Bledsoe and Watson pitching for the
Robins allowed 10 hits.
Next Sunday the Robins play the
strong Marine Team from Camp Le
june in Robins Park. The Marine
team composed of former profession
al players now in the Marine Corp.
will put a strong team on the field.
Camp Mackall 8 runs 10 hits 1 error
Robins 1 run 7 hits 5 errors
Batteries, Mackall Brewer and King
Robins, ... Bledsoe, Watson and Maus.
Marines Defeat Red
After losing a close game to the
Camp Lejenue Marines the Flying Ro
bins are working hard to be in shape
for the 134th Medical Detachment
who come here for a game Sunday in
Robins Park. The Medicos are mana
ged by Sgt. Bill Gates International
League Pitching star who last year
pitched 4 no hit, no run games in the
Post League at Fort Bragg. Gates
will be on the- mound Sunday for his
In the ga st last Sunday the Robins
were 1 run behind in the 9th inning
with the b .s.us loaded and none out.
Pitcher Wagon's bunt was till nod in
to a fast double play and Ceratoe was
called out on -trikes to end the game.
Batteries: Robins, Barrington. Wat
son and Maus, Maries, Sturges and
Robins 9 runs 10 hits 4 errors.
Maries 10 runs 9 hits 2 errors.
CIRCLES TO MEET MONDAY
The Circles of the Society of Chris
tian Service of the Methodist Church
will meet Monday, June 21, at 4:00
o'clock at the church.
A worker at a California aircraft
plant has worked out a machine op
eration which can be performed by
a trainee and triples output.
NEWS OF OUR
Mr. and Mis. A. C. Gillis and Har
old Gillis of Raeford attended the
graduation exercises at Annapolis. Mr
and Mrs. E. R. Thompson, of Wash
ington, D. C, were also guests of En
sign Gillis at the Ceremonies. Mrs,
Thompson is the former Miss Lottie
McDufTie of Raeford.
Immediately after being commis
sioned Ensign Oillis was assigned to
the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville,
Fla. for a ten-weeks course prior to
joining the fleet. He expects to be as
Promoted To Cpl.
Camp Crowder, Mo., June 14.
Charles B. Johnson, Jr., 22, whose
wife resides at 305 Green street, Fay
etteville, N. C, has been promoted
from technician, fifth grade, to cor
poral at Central Signal Corps School
here where he is taking a wire chief
Cpl. Johnson. Co. D, 800th Signl
Training Regiment, is in the Army
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Johnson, reside on Route 2, Raeford,
Before his entry into the Army
Nov. 2, 1942, the corporal was chief
clerk of the equipment section in the
office of the district engineer, U. S.
Engineers, Wilmington, N. C.
May "E" Bond Quota
North Carolina exceeded its May
quota of $10,000,000 in sales of E
bonds by $947,750, Charles N. Robert
son, State Administrator of the War
Savings Staff, said today he has just
been notified by the Treasury Depart
"The War Savings Staff chairmen,
committees, and citizens of North
Carolina are to be congratulated upon
this achievement," Mr. Robertson
said. "But as proud as we are of this
record, we must not dwell too long on
post-mortems. We have a big job to
do quotas to meet every month
until peace is won and all men are
Administrator Robertson announc
ed at the same time that all city and
county chairmen are being asked to
increase their sale of all bonds for
June by one-half or more of the regu
lar E bond quota previously set for
The purpose of this increase, he ex
plained, is to help meet the shortage
in the national goal of 12 billion dol
lars by sales of E, F. and G bonds for
the fiscal year set by President Roose
velt last June. This goal is now short
by 337 million dollars, and North Car
olina is expected to sell during June
approximately five and one-half mil
lions of bonds, including all types, in
addition to the total quota of E bonds
originally set for the State.
L: st December the War Savings
Staff of the various states were re
lieved of the responsibility of selling
F and G bonds, but for the month of
.lime, the local chairman are ep ctel
to push the sale of F and G as well
E bonds in order to help make up lor
the 337 in i 1 1 1 m shortage in the year's
total sales. Administrator Robertson
11 Men Sent to Bragg
The following is a list of White
Registrants who were sent to Fort
Bragg on June 10, for final examin
ation and induction.
Daniel Hilton Seals, Charles Bran
tley Cameron, Rou Neeley (Transf
erred), Walter Lews Howell, Lee
Guster Lowery (Transferred), Ver
non Eugned McCrimmon, William
Ray Steadman, William Lt vis Carter,
Raymond Gaddy Ferguson, John
Albert Priest, James Crawford
KIW AMS NEWS
Last Thursday evening the Kiwanis
Club heard Brother Crawford, Home
Service Committee Chairman for the
Red Cross. Bra. Crawford made a
most interesting and instructive re
port on the work of this committee.
'Dr. A. L. O'Briant, program chairman
for the evening introduced Mr. Craw
ford and complimented the committee
on its work.
WANTED To know the where
abouts of Mrs. William Campbell
or Alice Campbell. Is located some
where In or near Raeford. Her
Mother at Raeford Betel and Brett
anxious te tee her. its
H. L. Meacham
To State College
The appointment of H. L. Meach
am, of Raleigh, as Extension Market
ing Specialist at State College was an
nounccd there this week by Dr. I. O.
Schuub, Director of Extension.
Meacham is the son of Mrs. Frank
T. Meacham and the late Frank T.
Meacham. He graduated from State
College in 1934 and was for three
years farm agent, first in Halifax and
then in Hoke County and then he left
the extension service to work for a
chemical company. He now- leave!
the U. S. Treasury Department to rq J
turn to State College to handle its
farm marketing program.
John B. McRacken Dies at Shannon
John B. McRacken, sixty-two year
old Shannon man, passed away unex
pectedly at his home there last Sun
day night. He is the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McRacken of Ro
Funeral services were conducted at
Antioch Presbyterian Church Tues
day afternoon by Rev. H. R. Poole,
the pastor. The service was a Mason
ic one and was held by members of
the lodge of the deceased. Burial fol
lowed in the churchyard cemetery at
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Mary Anna Currie McRacken; five
sons, A. R. of Kinley, R. B., Herbert.
and J. D. of Red Springs and Vernon
W. of the United States Army in Trin
idad; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Parks,
of Shannon and Mrs. J. T. McCorquo
dale of Fayetteville, and by two broth
ers and two sisters.
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KEEP 'EM GOING Keeping planes in running order
is the task (if these members of a Service Squadron at the
Laurinburg-MaxUn Army Air Base. Working with land
ing gear at bottom (left to right! are S:;t. Morton Dallin
ger. Pvt. Claud Airington and Pie. Sam Sutton. At top.
new lire wall, are
Pvt. Albert Brain
Frances Klizahrtli Sluhhs.
Frances Elizabeth Stubbs 17 month.,
old died at a local hospital Friday
morning, June 11. 1943. She was
survived by her parents; Mr. Hoover
and Mrs. Lela Bell Johnson Stubbs.
Her grandmother and grandfather.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Johnson and Mrs.
Mary D. Stubbs and uncles and aunts
Funeral services and burial were
held Saturday at 3 o'clock in the Eph
esus Baptist Church under the direc
tion of the Revs. Holland and Dellin i
ger of Raeford, N. C.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Miss Ethel Cox Dies in Raleigh
Miss Ethel Cox, daughter of Mr.
George W. Cox and the late Mrs. Cox,
of Raeford, passed away last Sunday
morning at a Raleigh hospital after a
long illness. She was forty years of
The remains were brought to Rae
ford for interemnt and the funeral
was conducted from the home here on
Monday afternoon by Rev. Harry K.
Holland, pastor of the Raeford Pres
byterian church. Burial followed in
the Raeford cemetery.
Surviving are her father, G. W. Cox
of Raeford; three brothers. EI wood
of Raeford and Fred and Ralph of the
United States Army, and one sister.
India supplied 2000 miles of band
ages to troops in the African cam-
'..was announced by the Charlotte
Of).. f the FBI that the regular
qua police conference for the se
cor ,-ter, 1943. will be held at the
R? -tnue USO Club, Fayetteville,
or " 18, 1943 it 2:00 P. M.
(J enforcement officers from the
s of Cumberland, Robeson,
"'"and. Scotland, Lee, Hoke,
1 &!?!. Sampson, Johnson and Har
,5ri?are invited to attend this confer
A) Aiiviltnrv r,nlino frnm ihns;f
ities are also invited to attend
f he theme of the conference will be,
"Safety Duties of Police in the War
Effort." Speakers include Lieutenant
Arthur Moore of the State Highway
Patrol. Special Agent in Charge, Ed
ward Scheidt of the FBI, and Special
Agent Roy L. Morgan of the FBI. The
program will also include the showing
of the Red Cross first aid movie enti
tled, "Before the Doctor Comes."
All persons are urged by the local
War Price and Ration Board to con
serve gasoline by not making trips to
the ration office to see about applica
tions for supplemental gas, tires,
tubes, etc. Immediately upon appro
val of an application, the book or cer
tificate, as the case may be is mailed
to the applicant. In case the applica
tion is rejected the applicant is noti
fied. Please save gas and also the time of
the office force by following the above
U to ri'.;l.U Pvt. Robert
id Pvt. Kenneth McArlhur.
During the month (if May 1449
beoks were cheeked out to residents
of th" county and army personnel.
On Tuesday, June 8th eighty two
people visited the library.
The following new books are among
recent arrivals and are at your dispo
Art of Living in Wartime. Mrs.
Greenbie the author shows how we
can get the most out of living under
conditions which restrict our activi
ties in many directions.'
A Time for Greatness by Agar chal
lenges us to face the problems before
America and to take vigorous action
to preserve our heritage.
Life's Extras by Archibald Rutledge
is a little book of reverses on the bles
sings that lie in the little unnecessary
things of life.
The Raft by Robert Trunebel is a
story that "generations of Americans
will be telling their children to illus
trate man's ability to master any fate"
Mrs. Ina Bethune who is on leave
while taking a special course in Li
irary Science at Boone, N. C. writes
that she is enjoying her work very
Library hours remain the same
10:30 A. M. through 6 P. M. Monday
Flying Forts Jab
At Axis Airports
Allied Headquarters in North Afri
ca Large forces of Flying Fortresses, I
escorted by Lightnings, attacked Axis!
airfields at Bocca Di Falco and Casio!
vetrano Tuesday after night attacks
by British Wellington bombers on to
her Sicilian objectives, headquarters
At the same time, Mitchells and
Marauders escorted by Lightnings
and Wurhawks made "strong attacks"
during the day on two other Sicilian I
airllelds at Sciacca and Borizzo !
while Lightning shot up targets at;
Town On The Heat, '
Airfields in Sicily also were the tarf
gets of the Wellingtons as the Allies
turned the heat on after a two-day
The war bulletin said that bombs;
were seen to burst in despersal areas, Ed Allsbrooke, colored, was charg
on runways and on barracks and ! ed with sodomy in two cases and on
many fires resulted from the Flying
Fortress attacks on Bocca Di Falco
Eleven enemy, aircraft were destroy
ed in combat Tuesday and five the
night before. Seven Allied planes
German broadcasts and the Italian
communique, as recorded by the As
sociated Press, declared that Axis
planes attacked Allied shipping and
landing craft in and near the harbor
of captured Pantelleria Tuesday.
(A DNB report from Berlin said
two large landing boats were sunk in
Pantelleria harbor by German bomb
ers and that a destroyer and several
other landing craft were damaged.
The DNB report added that "accord
ing to latest reports" three of seven
transports reported Tuesday as dam
aged at Pentelleria actually were
(Rome declared that Axis torpedo
planes attacked a convoy along the
Algerian coast, sinking one steamer
of 15,000 tons and damaging another
of 5.000 tons.
(The Italian communique spoke of
German planes attacking Alliel land
ing craft "near" Pantelleria, but did
not locate the attacks in that siland's
harbor as Berlin did. None of these
enemy claims was confirmed by the
2,300 Dead At Naples
(II Popolo Di Roma was quoted in a
Rome broadcast as saying Naples
dead from air raids now totaled 2,300.
Casualties were put at 10,000.)
The headquarters communique
Wednesday said that on Monday a
Navy party from a destroyer landed
on Lampione Island and found it to
be uninhabited. This had been an
nouned by spokesmen previously.
At the other end of the Mediterrane
an British long-range fighters contin
ued their offensive sweeps against
enemy shippings in the Aegean, two
sailing vessels being damaged by
many cannon hits, a Cairo announce
by K. A. McDonald
i The school cannery wi'.l be operat
! ed this year by the vocational depart
' merits of the high sch o! assisted by
'; Mrs. J. P. Smith. All ve-j:ab!"S prod-iced
by tiie voc.itii r..i! .:epart'roiils
j :n their gardens v. ;!! ;e canned f r
use ill the schools r.ext v. int-. r.
The cannery will i
' 1 i ; i lie on Ti'cVuys ;
during June. 11 tiioic
j :n.uid utht r d:'ys w.l!
uie lor the public duri
Private persons usin the c.innery
will be expected to gather and pre
i pare their v" 'tables or fruit and
help with the canning. They will fur
nish their own cans. A charge of one
cent per can will be made to defray
Additional equipment will be in
stalled just as soon as it is secured
through the Rural War Training Pro
gram under the supervision of J. W.
Due to the inability to get gas the
Future Farmers Chapter called off
their proposed trip to camp at White
Lake. We think this was a very pa
triotic move on the part of the Future
The Hoke High farm shop will be
open on Thursdays and Fridays of
each week. Fanners are urged to
take advantage of this and bring in
any machinery that needs repair or
any item they wish built for the farm.
A competent man has been employed
to instruct and help the farmers in
Miss Peele. vocational home eco
nomiss teacher in Hoke High has re
turned from her vacation and is now
on the job assisting with the county
nutrition work, canning, and with her
girls home project, WM
The more we hear of the success of
our boys in the armed forces the
prouder we get of our high, school.
Few Cases Tried In
Pirfy three cases were heard by
Judge Henry McDiarmid in Hoke
.County Kccuraer s court last iues-aay,
as the trial of several was delayed by
mutual agreement between the state
and the defendants.
Ernest McMillan, colored, was
charged with carrying a shotgun off
of his premises on Sunday. He enter
ed a plea of guilty and his prayer for
judgment was continued on payment
of the court costs,
Walter McCrimmon, colored, was
charged with the larceny of a bicycle
from J. W. Strother. He entered a
Plea of guilty and, as the defendant
had recently returned from serving
a 12 month sentence for stealing a
bicycle. Judge McDiarmid sent him
back to serve eighteen more.
hearing the evidence probable cause
was found and Judge McDiarmid
ordered him held for Superior court
with bond being set at $500. in each
case. The defendant failed to post
bond and is awaiting trial in the
All girls wishing to attend the
dance at Camp Mackall Friday night
will please meet at the Soldier's Cen
ter at 7:15.
4-H Boys And
Girls To Camp
Hoke County 4-H boys and girls
will go to Camp Millstone near Eller
be on Monday, June 21, for their an
nual week of camp. The Hoke Coun
ty 4-H members will be joined by
club members from Wake, Mont
gomery, Moore and Scotland coun
Each day in camp will be full of ae
tivity. The daily schedule of events
will be as follows:
r 7:15 Morning Devotion and Flag-
8:00-9:00 Put camp in order
9:15-10:00 Camp Assembly
10:30-11:30 Class Period
11:30-12:30 Fun Time
1:30-2:30 Quiet Hour (rest, write
home, polish shoos, read, etc.)
3:00-6:00 Field Events, Swimming,
6:00-6:30 Get ready for supper
8:00-8:30 Vesper service
8:45-9:45 Stunts. Folk Dancing,
Club members are asked to meet at
the Raeford Grammar School building
at 9:30 on Monday morning. All food
must be checked over before the
group leaves. Each person is asked
to carry a light lunch as the first meal
prepared in camp will be supper.
Club members may register for
camp in the Farm or Home Agent's
office. A list of food may be secured
C1AKDEXS TO BE .Tl'DGFD
The K.eioid -Victory Gardeners"
v--h :o Loirpetc for the $23.00
! V t
flV'vu by M 1. . ., i ;i 1 in Co.
'!e : tbe t . u'.ty ho are
in- b ,:.d .in rod by the
., . :!-b' ! resist
: ,.r !i n:c Akci-I's office
:. .1 ;'ie 2'. The g irdens
e 1 e
of those people v. hn resistor, will pro
bably be .iurh,ed by the Agricultural
j Workers ot the county the last week
! oi June or the first week of July.
! A card writt"ti to the Farm or
. Home Agent will register a garden
I for cither of the contests.
Automatic counters on rural roads
in 39 states recorded one recent
month's motor traffic as 56 per cent
of pre-war normal.
A combat soldier's daily food
weighs about 5 1-2 pounds, while a
civilan's averages three pounds.