The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOULME XXXV111 NO. 3
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1913
$;.00 PER YEAR
NEWS OP OUR
Major Henry Monroe of McDill
Field Fla., visited his parents recently.
Sgt. Herbert C. Gillis has been
transferred from Ft. Bliss Texas to
Orlando. Fla. He has been at home
on a ten day furlough.
Petty Officer First Class Herman
Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Cole
Is spending a six day furlough at
his home. Herman is stationed at
Mr. and Mrs. D. Scott Currie re
cently received a cablegram from
their son, Lt. David Scott Currie,
stating that he had ladned safely
Capt. and Mrs. Robert Gatlin re
turned to Columbia S. C. yesterday.
Capt. Gatlin was on sick leave, hav
ing been recently confined to the
Lt. and Mrs. Sam Morris, were
in Haeiord for a short visit this week.
Lt. Morris was returning from Edge
wood Md., where he had had a
month's training in chemical war
fare. Mrs. Morris joined him in
Louisburg and accompanied him to
Raeford. They left yesterday for
Fort Croockett Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Baker have
received word that their son.James
Baker, had arrived safely in England.
Miss Ruth Townsend
Claimed By Death
Former Member of FMC Faculty
Passes In Cleveland, Ohio
RED SPRINGS, N. C, June 16
Mrs. A. T. McCallum was notified
last Wednesday of the death of her
neice, Miss Ruth Townsend, in Cleve
Miss Townsend was the youngest
daughter of the late Rev. R. Walter
and Mamie Townsend. During her
early childhood they lived near Ray-
ham, later moving to Raeford, where
they made their home or several
years. She was a lovely Christian
character and of broad intellect.
After graduating from FMC, she
studied in Paris, in Germany, and It-
ly. She lived in New York for sev
eral years, coming from there to
Red Springs, where she taught French
1 German at FMC until ill health
?ed her to give up teaching. For
. past two years she had been an
..valid. She was in Cleveland for
the past year with her sister, Mrs.
Funeral services were held In Cleve
land an Friday.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Walter Dunmore of Cleveland three
brothers. Col. Dallas S. Townsend
and Landon M. Townsend of New
York City, Ralph Townsend and sev
eral nieces and nephews.
She has many relatives and friends
in the county who mourn her death.
Besides her aunt, Mrs. A. T. Callum
of Red Springs with whom she made
her home for several years, she has
two pncles living, J. L. Townsend of
Manquin, Virginia and L. T. Town
send of Lumberton. deceased uncles
and aunts were C. B. Townsend of
Lumberton, F. M. Townsend of Mfr
Donald, L. S. Townsend of Maxton,
J. A. Townsend of Hot Springs, Ark.,
Rev. W. H. Townsend of High Point,
Mrs. Elizabeth McLean and Mrs. Sue
A. McLeod, both of Lumberton.
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PIONEERS TO GO TO
The following group of young
people have gone to the Presbyter
ian Pioneer Conference at Flora
Macdonald College this week:
Anne Graham, Lydia McKeithan,
Betty Holland, Bonnie Kate Blue,
Marie Cameron, Phyllis Baker, Anne
Gore Gwen Gore, Alice Sutton Mat
heson, Betty McFayden, Frances
Jean McNeill, Joan Johnson, Marie
Williamson, Lauchlin MacDonald,
Buddy Blue, Alton Clark, Neill Blue
Sinclair, Jimmy A. Sinclair, Neill
Adams McNeill, Joe Maxwell, John
Scott Poole, Mary Stuart Covington,
Katherine Blue, and Doris Keith.
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D. R. Huff (Junior) and Daniel
Blue (Sonny) left this week for Bil
oxi. Miss, to enter school for training
in the Air Corp.
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In Country's History
Retail shoe sales jumped to a re
cord for the year last week as thou
sands of shoppers crowded into shoe
stores to purchase footwear before
the expiration of the No. 17 rationing
coupon Tuesday. Reports from var
ious shoe dealers throughout the
country indicated that women buy
ers were the majority, but all types
or shoes were being sold as fast as
the clerks could get them off the
The rush to buy shoes was equally
great throughout the country, accord
ing to The Associated Press, which
reported that it was "the biggest shoe
buying wave in the American hist'
ory." A survey of major cities indi'
cated shoe stocks rapidly were being
depleted, but customers were describ
ed as being ready for the most part
to take almost any kind of footwear,
regardless of style.
Some dealers said the buying ap-
proacned stampede proportions.
Meanwhile in Washington the
OPA, announced that ration coupon
No. 18 became good for one pair of
rationed shoes Wednesday and will
remain valid through Oct. 31. The
validity of Coupon No. 18 will thus
be eleven days longer than Coupon
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Camp Mackall Asking
Better Bus Service
Raleigh, June 22 A delegation
from Camp Mackall today requested
the utilities commission for increas
ed bus service for the camp, Chief
R. O. Self said.
More buses were asked to operate
between the camp and Southern
Pines, Pinehurst, Hamlet, and Rock
ingham. Self said that a minimum
of 10 buses now serve the camp.
The request was taken under ad
visement by the commission.
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James Wiley Hewitt
Buried At Raeford
The remains of the late James
Wiley Hewitt were brought to Raeford
last Friday and taken to the home of
Mrs. John Cameron from which place
the funeral services were conducted.
Rev. Frank Blue, a cousin, and Rev.
H. K. Holland conducted the services.
Interment was in the Raeford cem
Active Pall bearers were: John
McKoy Blue, Make McKeithan, Lacy
Clark, Bruce Morris, Angus Keith,
Frank Cameron, Paul Dezerne and
H. W. B. Whitley.
The deceased was a native of Clark
burg West Virginia, being the son of
the late James F. Hewitt and Mary
Alice Clark Hewitt. He was a High
way Engineer and lived in Raeford
several 'months prior to his marriage
to Miss Juanita Cameron inDec.
1927. To this union, one child was
Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt had been liv
ing in Greensboro for about 3 mon
ths where he was with the United
on ice. He had not been ill, but had
a sudden heart attack after reach
home on Thursday afternoon, from
which he died.
He had few close relatives, his
wife being the only survivor.
Attending the funeral from out
of town were: Miu Sarah Sanders,
and Mis Marion Patterson of Ral
eigh, Major and Mrs. P. M. Hub
bell, Albert McMillan, Capt David
son and Hiss Hughes of Greensboro.
Mrs. Hewitt remained in Raeford
Army Calls Women
For Special Radio
Training As VA AC
The Army and Civil Service Com
mission have sent out an urgent call
for i20 women between the ages of
21 to 44, inclusive, to receive special
ised training as WAACs, the WAAC
Enrollment Station, Fort Bragg, an
nounced today. These women are vit
ally needed by the United States
Army Signal Corps to serve as radio
telephone and radio teletype oper-.
ators and repairmen.
Applicants must be high school
graduates, meet WAAC requirements,
and pass a Civil Service examination.
Accepted applicants will be placed
in the Enlisted Reserve Corps of the
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and
will be sent to the Signal Corps
Radio School at Livingston, Ala.
They will take courses in radio oper
ator, radio telephone, and repair
While learning these trainees will
be paid at the rate of $1020 a year
for the first three months and at
$1440 per year for the second three
months. At the completion of their
radio training, these women will be
sent to WAAC basic training centers
for a five-week period and then be
assigned to duty with the Signal
Corps as specialists. In addition,
these women are eligible for Officers'
training if they demonstrate leader
ability, Applications and additional 'in
formation regarding these positions
may be obtained from Lt. Mary
J. Norton, WAAC Enrollment Stat
ion, Fort Bragg N. C.
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Miss Ethel Cox, who died in a
Raleigh hospital June 13. Her parents
are, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cox and
five brothers, Robert and Elwood of
Raeford and Fred Neill, and Ralph
of the United States Army.
Boy Sc Court
Of f tor
Advancement K riman, V. R.
White sent in 2 O blowing report
of the Court ofw W .r conducted at
the Wagram Ca J e June 2. 1943.
Tenderfoot raH aul Johnson of
Second Class Rank, Bobby East
erling, Charles Smith, Billy East
erline. Alfred Canlrtor nnrf Fil,-i,
Jeffcoat, and all of Laurel Hill..
Neill Blue Sinclair, Alton Clark,
Neill Adams McNeill, Daniel Wright,
William Freeman, Jimmy Conoly,
and Lauchlin MacDonald all of Rae
ford. First Class Rank. Herbert Mr-Kpith-
an, Williams Niven, Bobby Murray
and Malcolm McKeithan of Raeford.
Star Rank. Williams Purcell of
Wagram and Wyndham Dukes and
Hubert Gibson of Gibson.
Life Rank. Hubert Gibson of Gib
son. Gold Palm, Eagle rank, George
White of Raeford.
Merit Badges. Awards were made
to: Williams Purcell, Hames Leach,
Sonny Mclntpre, Bobby Murray of
Raeford, Hubert Gibson and Wynd
ham Dukes of Gibson.
The court calls the attention to
the fact that the awards made to the
Gibson troop were accumulative,
which accounts for the fact that the
and Life Rank could be recognized
in the same scout on the sa r.e night.
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BEFORE JULY 1st
This a FINAL APPEAL for
delinquent Subscriptions. Please
pay up before July 1st Regardless
of date on paper one year's sub
scription will eloar it if paid before
Mrs. Paul Dckson
J. B. Crabtree, Hasty Lee Caddell,
H. V. Holden, white men out of the
county stood before Judge Henry
McDiarmid in Hoke County's court
Tuesday morning charged with il
legal possession of whiskey and be
ing drunk and disorderly. They all
pled guilty and were sentenced to
thirty days on the roads to be sus
pended on paying the costs.
Edwin Neill white, out of the
county, pled guilty to the charge of
driving drunk. He was given a sent
ence of sixty days to be suspended
on paying $50 and costs.
Son Brown and Mamie Brown,
colored were up for violating the
prohibition laws They were given
thirty days suspended when they
paid the costs.
Hermon and Glenn Harrell, white
were charged with resisting arrest.
They pled guilty and were given
sixty days on the roads to be sus
pended on paying the costs.
Charlie Sturdevant was charged
with assault and being drunk and
disorderly. He pled guilty to both
charges and was sentenced to thirty
days to be suspended when he paid
Jack Gibson, white was up for
being drunk and disorderly and vio
lating the prohibition laws, Josha
Brisbane, was charged with being
drunk and disorderly, also Jerry
Bandy, colored charged with the
same and Hezekiah Johnson, they
all pled guilty as charged and drew
sentences of thirty days on the roads
to be suspended on payment of the
Henry Townsend and Leonard
Love were charged with violating
the prohibition laws. Prayer for them
was continued on payment of the
Roy Long, white was up for as
sault with a deadly weapon. He
pled not guilty and the verdict of
not guilty was given.
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All stores will be closed in Rae
ford, Monday, July 5th.
A $ rorlantatum
By The Governor
f NORTH CAROLINA DAT Of DEDICATION, JVLI , 1943
Work is no longer merely privilege or opportwmltyj lt is a high
patriotic duty. No nan or woman, white or colored, In North Carolina or
indeed In America today has any moral right to loaf or be Idle even for a
part of the time. We are confronted with the most urgent need for productive
manpower In the history of our nation. Farm labor and industrial labor
are absolutely indispensable for the protection of the national welfare and
for the tuccese of our men in arms. Under these circumstances all citizens
of all classes, groups and races have a public duty to engage in productive
workt even though the individual financial necessity for such work may not exist.
Trustworthy reports have eon to me froa virtually every section ef
North Carolina lndieatinf that hundreds, indeed thousands, ef Ben, white and .
colored, are either not working at all or working only part ef the time. I
Likewise, many women, boys, and girls Above the age ef sixteen who could be f
productively employed are doing virtually nothing in the way ef productive 1
work. The tiae has eorne when every able-bodied person should either be fight- J
Ing er working.
I herewith U upon the eitlsens of eur state to respond to this aost
argent need. I have every confidence that our people will rise to this need
and I hope In a manner worthy ef eur state end its traditions. J urge the minis,
ters of North Carolina and our teachers and school people generally, our elvlo
clubs, representatives ef the press and radio, and other public spirited leaders
of the state to Join In the high endeavor to get every eitlaen of our state ,
productively employed on a fulltlsa basis. I further urge the Judges, mayors,
end law enforcement officers to do everything within their power and within the
law te end any idleness er vagrancy that aay exist anywhere in North Carolina. .
Furthermore, 1 call upon the local selective service boards to study carefully I
the eases of those who have been deferred en physical grounds but who are able t
te work and are not working. I aa also e ailing upon police officers and 1
sheriffs to visit places in their cities and counties where loafers and Idlers 1
euetomarily congregate and inquire into the reasons why they are not st work, I
If these efforts fail to get the necessary response, I should feel lt my duty 1
to use the emergency powers granted me by the recent legislature for dealing '
with these problems so vital to our national welfare.
IffiLVILLE BR0UGHT0N, OOVEHNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA,
th and tht we act in a statewide manner on this important subject, Co '
NOW THEREFORE, I, J.
hereby eet apart kENDAT, JULI J, 19U, the day on which Independence Day will
be most generally observed throughout the state, as NORTH CAROLINA DAY OF
DEDICATION, and I urge that 1 the county seat of every county in North Caroline
there will be held a meeting to be attended by aayors, county eoraussioners,
sheriffs, police offleere, ministers, fans leaders, health and welfare worker
and ether public spirited eltliens, for the purpose f studying conditions in
each ef such counties and taking such organised steps as will effectually end
any Idleness or loafing that may exist in such counties.
IN WITNESS WHER3JF, 1, J. Melville Broughton, ;
Governor of North Carolina, have signed and caused'
the Great Seal of the State to be affixed hereto,
in the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, this
the 23rd day ef June, 191.3 , in the one hundred
and elxty-eeventh year of cur American Independence.
--.j. Governor. J
Neill Archie McMillian
Buried At Parkton
Neill Archie McMillan, of Park
ton, died Saturday. 9:30 a. m., at
the Veterans Hospital in Roanoke,
Va. He was 58 years old.
Mr. McMillan was a son of the
late Zachary Taylor McMillan and
Anne Murphy Bethune McMillan.
He was a member of the American
Legion, Forrest post No. S of St.
Pauls, also secretary-treasurer of the
Parkton Methodist Church and Lay
leader of the Parkton charge, and
member of the Parkton school board.
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Miss Rhoda Holden; two sons,
Neill Kirby McMillan and John Tay
lor McMillan; five brothers, Murphy
B., Dan T., Jim and Duncan Mc
Millan, all of Parkton and Vance Mc-
of Southern Pines: five sisters, Mrs.
Edgar Hall and Mrs. M. M. McMillan
of Raeford, Miss Mary Belle and
Miss Meta McMillan, of Parkton, and
Mrs. W. A. Barnhardt, of Lenoir; al
so several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 5 p. m.
Monday at the Parkton church by the
pastor, the Rev. A. E. Brown, assist
ed by the Rev. T. A. Guiton and the
Rev. J. M. Gibbs. Active pallbearers
were George Darden, John G.
Hughs. L. E. Hughs. J. E. Pierce, W.
G. Britt and James F. Blue, Sr.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the board of stewards of the
members of the school board and the
following named individuals: C. L.
Beard, Felix Edwards, D. C. Procton,
Sr., L M. Powell, E. L. Byrd, John
D. McCormick, D. C. Proctor.Jr.,
Allen B. McMillan. Oscar Brinson, of
Fayetteville, and Warren McNeill, of
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DAILY VACATION CHURCH
SCHOOL WILL BEGIN MON
DAY AT THE FRESBYTERIAN
The annual Daily Vacation Church
School at the Presbyterian Church
will begin Monday at 9:00 o'clock
and will continue through Wednes
day, July 7th. Classes will be held
on Monday through Friday of the
first week and from Monday through
Wednesday of the second week.
The daily schedule will begin each
day at 9:00 o'clock and will continue
The School will include depart
ments and classes for Beginners, Pri
mary, Junior and Intermediate ages.
This includes all children between
the ages of 4 to 14. Facilities will
not be available this year to take
care of any children under 4 years
The basement of the church has
recently been remodeled and the
School will be the first of the new
activities to use the new and im
proved facilities of the church.
The school will be under the dir
ection of Miss Audrey Brunkhurst,
the Director of Religious Education
of the church.
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Rabbi Charles J. Shoulson was
guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club
last Thursday evening. He gave a
very interesting talk on "Blue Print
FRor a Postwar Warld". Rabbi Shoul
son who was born in Jerusalem Pales
tine, came to the U. S. A. 18 years
ago. He is the son of the late Rabbi
Joseph Shoulson of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
a 1942 graduate of the Theological
Seminary, and was the first ordained
Rabbi to accept Pulpit in Fayette
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Friday June 2Sth, Mrs. Tommie
Saturday June 26th. Mrs. J. W. Wal
ker. Sunday June 27th, Mrs. H. C. Mc
Lauchlin. Monday June 28th. Mrs Agnes U.
Tuesday June 29th, Mrs. H. K. Holland.
Wednesday June 30th, Mrs. R. L.
Thursday July 1st, Mrs. R. H. Chapman.
with her tuotker.