The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 4.
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
Pfc. Reuben Webb
Now B. 24 Mechanic
(Special to News-Journal)
Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss., June
28. Pfc. Reuben H. Webb who for
the past 17 weeks has been in training
at the Liberator bomber mechanics
school here, was graduated today and
is now ready for active line duty.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Webb, Rt. 1, Timberland, N. C.
Pvt. Webb, who is now qualified
as B-24 mechanic, soon will join
the ranlu of the green-clad army res
ponsible for maintenance of those
Money For 40,000
The boys in out-of-the-way posts
in North Africa, and those in Army
hospitals there will enjoy some 40,
000 smokes with the compliments of
the people of Hoke county, it was an
nounced yesterday by Cecil Dew,
chairman of the drive for funds
which was sponsored by the Raeford
Some 2,000 packages of cigarettes
are being ordered this week to be sent
direct from the Camel factory at Winston-Salem
to the North African area,
for distribution in hospitals and to
army units far removed from the con
veniences of Post Exchanges. Each
package will bear the following mes
sage: "With best wishes from the
Kiwanis Club of Raeford and citizens
of Hoke County, North Carolina."
W. J. Coates was leader of a panel
discussion on club activities at the
eeting last Thursday when new
muers were ucquiiiii:u wim uiv
' I nprfnrTnnnrM nf thp TCiwanis
re, and the old members were ac
quainted with what the new members
thought the club should undertake
as new and additional objectives.
Donald Davis, Mr. Hutchinson, W. D.
Gillis, Marion Gatling and Ed Smith
were new members taking part in he
discussion. Ed Smith's contribution
to the discussion proved to be a yarn
told in the typical Ed Smith manner.
At Hoke School
Vocational Department Under J.
W. Dowd Opens Cannery and
Repair Shop For County
A' public cannery was opened this
week in the Raeford Graded School
building by J. W. Dowd, instructor in
vocational education of the Hoke
County High School. In the manual
arts department of the high school
building a repair shop has been open
ed for the purpose of aiding the farm
ers in the maintenance and operation
of their farm machinery.
Assisting in the operation of the
cannery is Miss Jennie Smith. Mr.
Dowd states that a charge of lc per
can is being made for the service ren
dered at the cannery. Persons having
fruits, meats or vegetables which they
want canned may make reservations.
Mr. Dowd says customers must pre
pare their products before bringing
them to the cannery where the cook
ing and sealing is done by his staff
with the assistance of the customer.
The charge is made only to cover ex
penses of fuel, equipment and upkeep.
.It is operated each Tuesday and
Thursday. Other days may be added
as the demand may require.
Mr. Dowd has secured an assistant
who is at the work shop of the voca
tional education department of the
high school. His job is to aid farmers
in buildine feeders for stock and poul
try, to aid in making wagon bodies
and other new equipment and to as
sist in the repair of farm equipment
and machinery. Many farmers are
nsine this service and Mr. Dowd
state that he hopes others will use
the shop for farm equipment con
. , addition to the two pairs of
J a issued every American sold
. on entering the service, three
Mtra pairs must be available in Tt-
serve, and two more pairs in process
Illness and industrial accidents ac
count for more than 50 per cent oi ao
seoce from war work.
Road Laws Bring
Into Court Here
Liquor and motor cars led to the ar
rests the most o the twenty-three
defendants who appeared before
Judge Henry McDiarmid Tuesday in
county court here.
Mason McLauchlin, Thomas Lee,
Nathaniel Leslie, Clarence Stubbs,
James Hart, Nancy Evans, and
Thomas Warren Tate, all Negroes, and
Edward D. Bennett and Boney G.
Usher, white men of Wallace, were
convicted or pleaded guilty of viola
tions of the statutes governing high
way travel. All were charged court
costs and given 30-day suspended sen
tences, except Lee, who was given a
60 day sentence, and Leslie, who had
an additional charge of driving while
drunk filed against him. Having no
driver's license to be revoked, he was
given a 60 day sentence suspended up
on payment of $50 and costs.
Adell Watson pleaded guilty to two
charges of violation of the liquor laws
and being drunk and was sentenced
to serve 30 days in the county jail in
each case. Watson is to be worked
under the supervision of the county
W. R. Blue paid costs for drunk
eness; Sarah Moore was fniini guilty'
of charges of affray and given 30 days
in jail. Matt and Ett Hollingsworth
pleaded guilty to liquor law violations
and drew 30 days suspended on pay
ment of costs, as did John McKinnon,
Willie McCall, Sam Murchison and
Gilbert Little was found guilty of
assault and John McKoy pleaded
guilty of carrying a shot gun
off his premises on Sunday, for which
offenses they paid the costs. James
McNeill paid $10 and costs for using
profane language and trespassing.
James Blue waived preliminary
hearing and was released under $200
bond while awaiting trial for assault
with a deadly weapon on the person
of Esther McGoogan.
TAKE NO CAMERAS
Atlanta, Ga., June 30. Going to the
beach? Well, don't bother to take
your camera or binoculars with you,
for they will just be something else
to carry and you won't be allowed to
Headquarters. Fourth Servict
Command reminded the general
public today that Public Proclama
tions No. 2 and No. 3 of the Eastern
Defense Command forbid taking pic
tures or using binoculars in restricted
areas along the Atlantic-Sea Coast,
including most ocean beaches from
Maine to Florida.
Group of Negroes
Sent To Bragg
The following is a list of Colored
registrants who reported to Fort
Bragg on June 28th for Final Exam
ination and Induction:
Carsell Bridges, Calvin Terrell,
Maxie Rainey, Edwin Alfred Sim
mons, (transferred), Noah Lee Hob
son, James Pillows, Levi McNeill,
Howard McDonald, David Isaac Mc
Neill. John Allen McNeill, Preston Mon
roe, John Eddie Ramey. (transferred)
Robert James Liles, Murphy McRae,
Frank Hyne, John William Evans,
Chancy Withrow McLauchlin, Wil
liam Alfornie Faulk, Lee Archie
Woodrow McDonald, Silas Dobbine,
Richard McNeill, Clarence Edward
Wallace, Philip Jack Dempsey Smith,
Hervone Wilson, Freddie Dupree, Lin
coin McKeithan Graham, Floyd J.
Cameron, Foster Leroy McCullough.
"Set Price" Ceilings
Items Go Into Effect
Hoke County Merch
ants and Farmers In
cluded In New Order
Issued By OPA.
Raleigh, June 30. "Market basket"
lines on erocerv store items
have been set by the Office of Price
Administration for 13 additional coun
ties effwrtive Monday. July 5. it was
announced today by Theodore S.
Johnson, district OPA director.
Th counties covered in the latest
order all in the southeastern part of
the state are Bladen, Brunswick,
Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumber
land, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Jones,
Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pam
lico, Pender, Robinson, Sampson, and
H. L. Meacham, Hurt
In Wreck, Improving
H. L. Meacham, former county farm
agent here, is reported to be improv
ine sliehtlv from severe injuries re
ceived in an automobile-truck crash
near Wendell June 22nd.
lege, was a very popular agent her
and has many friends in Hoke Coun' v-
In the wreck his face was ba 5 The JBoard of County Commission
smashed, his jaw bone crushed i?nJjthe Hoke Board of Education
he sustained other injuries. hld tneir Julv meetings on Tues-
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Neill McFayden Succeeds Morris
As Head Of Town's Govern
ment. Due to ill health Carl Morris, in
stalled as Mayor of Raeford on June
7th, tendered his resignation from
that office on June 23rd, it was an
nounced Monday by Town Clerk Carl
Mr. Morris succeeded Mayor
George W. Brown in that office when
Dr. Brown resigned last December af
ter his election to the General Assem
bly from this county. He was the on
ly candidate for the post in the recent
primary election and was installed
the first Monday of June for his first
elective term. He stated in his resig
nation that he had been advised by
his physician to give up the post.
Neill McFayden, prominent farmer
and citizen, who was mayor-protem-pore,
automatically becomes mayor of
Raeford to fill out the unexpired por
tion of the two-year term of Mr. Mor
ris. His place on the board of com
missioners will be filled at the next
meeting of the commissioners. Other
members of the board are Crawford
Thomas, A. V. Sanders, L. W. Stanton
and Milton Campbell.
The section of the town's charter
under which Mr. McFayden becomes
mayor and holds the post for the bal
ance of the unexpired term, is a part
of the recent amendment to the char
ter proposed by Dr. Brown and pas ed
by the General Assembly in the 1943
session. The charter also empowers
the remaining members of the com
mission to fill vacancies on the board
as they occur for the duration of the
unexpired portion of the terms
Look For Ceiling Price
Tags On Ice Boxes
Roger Thompson, OPA Regional
Price Representative, emphasized to
day that the OPA has established
specific retail dollars-and-cents ceil
prices on new ice boxes, and urged
prospective purchasers to look for
ceiling price tags which stores are
required to attach to the boxes.
Meat Control Group
Plans Sales Control
The Hoke County War Meat Com
mittee met Monday night for the pur
pose of organizing the work of slaugh
tering and selling the meat in Hoke
County for the duration of the war.
The main object of this committee is
to prevent the BLACK MARKET of
meat, which is the killing and selling
of meat without permit. If the gener
al public will co-operate with this
Committee throughout the county it
will go a long ways towards giving a
fair distribution of meat and do much
to prevent a meat shortage in Hoke
County, the Committee believes.
Anyone desiring a permit or seek
ing information concerning the work
of the Committee should make inqui
ry at the AAA Office in Raeford.
The following constitute the Hoke
County War Meat Committee:
J. A. McGoogan, chairman; J. W.
Dowd, secretary; E. C. Crawford, pub
licity secretary; C. E. Upchurch, Ros
coe Currie, Israel Mann.
The housewife is provided a one
glance check" on the top legal prices
her grocer may charge for individual
items. The group of counties was ta
ken as a "community" for purposes of
the price setting plan. The dollars'
and-cents prices cover about 80 per
cent of the products which go into
the average housewife s market bas
ket hence the "market basket" term
The orders setting the prices divides
all retail grocery establishments into
four classes, and allows smaller in
dependent stores to charge slightly
more for the items covered than may
be charged by chain stores and those
with larger volumes of business.
All groceri are required to post
lists of their ceiling prices, and also
to post notice showing in which class
of itort they fall.
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wicooogan yesterday, in announcing
that employees of the various county
offices will join state employees in a
July Fourth holiday on Monday, the
Only the office of the draft board
will be open Monday.
Supt. of Schools K. A. McDonald
states that a number of important
matters, chiefly concerning the man
ner of operation for the ninth month,
will be discussed by the board of ed
The matter of operation for the
ninth month which is to be added this
year has proved to be a rather knotty
problem, according to Mr. McDonald.
We cannot open more than a few
days earlier than has been the cus
tom," he stated, "without interferring
with the harvesting of this year's im
portant farm crops. Nor can we re
main in session many days later with
out interferring with planting and
cultivation of next year's crop."
Plans for the additional months
probably will include the operation of
schools every other Saturday and the
extension of the term some five days
to make up the nine months as re
quired by the new school law.
Mr. McDonald stated that teacher
prospects at the present time ap
peared to be very good, and that he
anticipated no great difficulty in fil
ling the remaining vacant places in
the county's schools. "Keeping them
filed, though, may yet be a problem,
for many teachers who have accepted
posts may follow the examples set
last year when lots of them got war
jobs and resigned after being accept
ed for teaching jobs."
Classes In Hoke
Miss Hall Reports on Series Food
As a result of the Food Conserva
tion Workshop, which was held in
Raeford on March 6, quite a number
of canning demonstrations have been
given in Hoke County by the follow
ing four home economists: Miss Te
rene Holleman, Fl rm Security home
supervisor, Miss Mary Falls Peele,
Hoke high home economics teacher,
Miss Josephine Hall, home demonstra
tion agent and Helen Williams, home
economics teacher of Upchurch high
Following is a report of the demon
strations, the name of the demonstra
tor, the places where they were given,
and the attendance. 450 persons, col
ored and white have attended these
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Rationing Board News
Miss Lillian McBryde.Fuel Oil
Clerk, is away this week on her vaca
The OPA is appealing to all house
wive and others purchasing food
stuffs and groceries to immediately
devise a plan of spreading out their
purchase during the month-end as far
as possible, so as to avoid last minute
ru hes at retail stores which could
upset and demoralize the even flow
of rationed commodities.
Coffee stamp No. 21 becomes valid
July 1. This stamp is good for one
lb. of coffee and is valid through Ju
ly 21. Stamp 22 will become valid on
July 22 and good through August 11th
The local board is giving final no
tice to all retailers who have not filed
their meat registration to do so by
Saturday, July 3, or their names will
have to be sent to the state office as
New fuel oil books for cooking and
lighting are being mailed to applcants
whose books now effective will ex
pire on June 30th. Immediately after
receiving your new books, mail the
stubs of old books to the local bard.
All offices of the court
house, except the Draft
Board, and all (tores of
Raeford will be closed Mao
day Jul? 5th. The Dandar
rach Tradinr Ceaapanr will
also be closed the entire day.
August Term Civil
Court Called Off
The regular August term of the
Hoke County Civil court has been
called off because of so few cases be
ing docketed, it was announced yes
terday by W. W. Roberts, clerk of the
board of commissioners of the county.
Judge Q. K. Nimocks, of Fayette
ville, was scheduled to convene this
term of court on August 2nd. The
commissioners requested Gov. J. M.
Broughton to have the term cancelled.
Form Hoke Unit
"Work Or Fight"
Tommy Upchurch Named Chair
man By Chief Executive;
Meeting Monday Night.
The first meeting of the "Work or
Fight" committee, which is to put in
to operation Governor J. M. Brough
ton's plan for obliteration of loafers
and vagrants in North Carolina, has
been called for Monday evening at 8
o'clock at the court house here by
Chairman T. B. Upchurch, Jr.
The committee selected to draft
plans for the drive against loafers in
cludes: Mr. Upchurch, chairman, ap
pointed by the Governor, N. H. G.
Balfour, chairman of the board of
county commissioners, Neill McFay
den, mayor of Raeford, D. H. Hodgin,
sheriff, Chief McQuage of the Raeford
police, J. Barnes of the Highway Pa
trol, Sam McGoogan of the War
Board, A. K. Stevens of the Rationing
Board and Edgar Hall, chairman of
the Draft Board.
Tentative plans call for the employ
ment of a full-time man to be depu
tized with police powers and to be
known as the special war officer. His
duties will be to check on the draft
status, ration cards, and employment
of persons, both men and women,
suspected of persistent loafing.
Mr. Upchurch states that all phases
of this plan and other idea's concern
ing the functions of the "Work or
Fight" committee will be discussed
Monday evening and that the public
is cordially invited to attend.
A test blackout for Raeford is ex
pected to be ordered soon by the state
office of Civilian Defense, according
to Cecil Dew, chief airraid warden.
Compliance with regulations have
been only fair here, according to Mr.
Dew. He stated that most civilians
and regular residents connected with
the Army obeyed the signals very
well. But, he added, some few civi
lians and a number of the newer Ar
my personnel have caused considera
ble trouble to our airraid wardens.
"All the people are urgently re
quested to cooperata in these tests,"
he said, "or we will have to resort
to arrests and trials. So far we have
had no trouble, except that some few
folks refused to acquaint themselves
with the regulations and the warning
signals. Perhaps there is little danger
of a real airraid here, yet should
there be one we most assuredly want
to have Raeford blacked out."
Representing Galatia church at the
recent conference , held for young
people at Flora Macdonald College at
Red Springs last week were
Harmon Terrell, and Lois and Bea
trice Hair. Attending the conference
for the older group the previous week
were Irma Gray and Elizabeth Par-
The churches of Raeford will be
gin a series of union Sunday evening
services next Sunday at 8 o'clock
in the Baptist Church. This series
will continue through the month of
July after which further announce
nient will be made for services for
the rest of the summer. It is be
lieved that with all the churches
in town co-operating in this series
the Sunday evening services ought
to be unusually well attended.
The schedule for July is as fol
lows: July 4 Baptist Church, Rev. H.
K. Holland, preaching; July 11
Methodist Church, Rev. E. C. Craw
ford, preaching; July 18 Presbyter
ian Church, Rev. H. K. Holland,
preaching; July 25 Baptist Church,
Rev. E. C. Crawlord, preaching.
A cordial invitation is extended to
all the people of Raeford to attend
all of these services in this series.
Hoke 4-H'ers Win
Many Honors At
39 From County Enjoy Week of
Instruction and Recreation.
Thirty-nine Hoke County 4-H Club
members, accompanied by A. S.
Knowles, County Agent, Miss Jose
phine, Hall, home demonstration
agent, Mrs. A. S. Knowles, and Mis
Ruth Lytle, spent the week of June
21-26 at the Millstone 4-H Camp near
Rockingham. The Hoke County
group was joined by club members
from Scotland, Moore, Wake and
Montgomery counties. Altogether
there were 139 campers from the five
counties with Hoke sending the lar
A regular daily schedule was fol
lowed and each day was full of activ
ity. Classes were held from Tuesday
through Friday morning. J. D. Blick
le, extension engineer, taught a class
in handicrafts. Boys and girls en
rolled in this class made knife racks
for their mothers' kitchens. Mrs.
Blickle taught a class in puppets.
Thirty girls were enrolled in this
class and each girl made a marrionette
to carry home.
J. M. Maxwell, extension entomolo
gist, spent Thursday at the camp and
taught a class in garden insect study.
Miss Julia Mclver, assistant extension
clothing specialist, spent Thursday
and Friday in Camp conducting two
clothing classes for the girls.
The afternoons and evenings were
were given over to recreation. Swim
ming was one of the most enjoyable
phases of the afternoon programs.
Bill Freeman of Sanford served as
life guard and waterfront supervisor.
The first two evenings in camp were
spent in getting acquainted, singing,
dancing the Virginia Reel and playing
various indoor games.
On Wednesday evening Mrs.
Blickle entertained the group with a
puppet show. Mr. Maxwell and Miss
Mclver had charge of the program
Thursday evening, when movies and
slides of interesting 4-H activities
were shown. A picture of a Hoke
County girl, Ruth Gillis, wearing her
blue ribbon 4-H Dress Revue Cos
tume, was one of the pictures shown.
An aimateur contest followed the pic
tures Thursday evening.
Friday evening's entertainment be
gan with a weiner roast at the rocks
by the lake. This was followed by a
program which was put on by a group
from Camp Mackall. This group was
made up of Private Tex Hall, the
"Lone Ranger" of the Movies, Captain
Bossy, commanding officer of the Ha
waian unit at Camp Mackall, and
four Hawaians who gave a most en
joyable musical program. The time
between supper and the evening pro
gram was spent in getting autographs
from the guests and in asking many
questions about Hollywood and Ha
waii. Stunt night was also held on Friday
night. Immediately after the stunts
certificates and awards were present
After the entire group voted for
the best 4-H Campers for the week it
was found that both the winners were
from Hoke County. Allyne Smith,
daughter of Mrs. Lucy Smith, of Rt.
1, Raeford was voted the best girl
camper and Joe Gulledge, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gulledge, Sr., of
Raeford was voted the best boy camp
Prizes were also given to Martha
Harris, of Rt. 1, Raeford and Frances
Carter of Rt. 1, Lumber Bridge.
These girls won first prize in the am
Floyd Keith. Jr. received a certin
cate and prize for winning in the back
stroke swimming race at the swim
ming meet on Friday afternoon.
A group of eight girls from Hoke
County won a box of candy for keep
ing the neatest girls' cabin for the
week. In the group of boys winning
the prize for the neatest cabin for the
week five of the group were from
The leaders who accompanied the
club members feel that the week of
camp was a most successful one and
that the campers will long recall the
valuable experiences and happy asso
ciations of the week.
J. E. "El" McGoogan, of near Lum
ber Bridge, has been seriously ill
since Saturday. Mr. McGoogan suf
fered a heart attack and his condition
is considered critical.
Friday, July2 Mrs. Ryan Mc
Bryde. Saturday, 3 Mrs. L. S. McMillan.
Sunday, 4 M. C. Dew and P. D.
Monday, 5 Mrs. C. E. Upchurch.
Tuesday, 6 Mrs. H. A. Cameron.
Wednesday, 7 Mrs. Don Davis.
Thursday, 8 Mrs. R. A. Mathe