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The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 5
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1943
$:.00 PER YEAR
STACY C. DAYIS IS
Lakehurst, N. J., July 6. Stacy C.
Davis, son of Annie B. Davis, Lumber
Bridge, N. C, aviation mechist's mate
third cla:, Naval Reserve, has been
transferred to a Navy blimp squadron
after completing a three-months'
course in the Naval Training School
Lighter-than-air) here at the Naval
Air Station, famous lighter-than-air
FROM BUCK TO
SERGEANT IN YEAR
Wendover Field, Utah, July 6
Daniel B. Conoly, son of Mrs. J. E.
Conoly, was promoted to rank of ser
geant recently. He has just complet
ed training at the four engine bomber
school there and is now an automatic
weapons specialist. He entered ser
vice in July 1942,
This man has recently graduated
from the Wendover Aerial Gunnery
and Fire Control School at Wendover
Field, Utah. During his six-weeks
course at Wendover, he received basic
training, daily drill, lived under com
bat conditions, received training in
the firing and maintenance of machine
guns and all theoretical and practical
courses vital to aerial gunnery. He
will now be assigned to a tactical unit
and receive actual experience in com
First Sgt. Ed Newton is vi iting his
parents at Wayside. Sgt. Newton has
been in the Carribean Area for the
past two years.
Pfc. Berder Niven and Mrs. Niven
of Camp Swift, Texas are in town.
Berder, who will bo remembered as
the operator of Berder's Filling Sta
' in, is spending a ten days furlough
. i his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Kermit Crawley, Recruiting Spec
ialist first class of the United States
Navy and Mrs. Crawley were vi dt
ors in the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Crawley, over the
week end. Kermit is stationed in
Mrs. A. R. McFadyen
Angus E. McDiarmid, brother of
Mrs. A. B. McFadyen of Raeford
died at his home in Miami, Florida
Saturday, July 3. The remains were
taken to Rocky Mount, N. C. where
funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon. Interment was
in the Rocky Mount cemetery
where parents of the deceased are
Mr. McDiarmid belonged to the
well known family of this section
of that name. He was born in Cum
berland county, but had lived in
Florida during recent years. He is
survived by four sisters: Mrs. A. B.
McFadyen of Raeford, Mrs. R. E.
Bone, Nashville, N. C. Mrs. G. P.
White and Mrs. J. H. McPhail of
Wilmington, and one brother, A. A.
McDiarmid of Parkton, Mrs. M. B.
Warren and Mrs. McFadyen attended
The Kiwanis Club met as usual last
Thursday night at the Raeford Hotel
with Dr. Thomas in charge of the pro
gram. Dr. Thomas did his own talk
ing, making a talk on "The Place of
Medicine in World War II". The
talk was very interesting and instruc
tive. Dr. Thomas described the treat
ment of the wounded from the time
they were hit on the battlefield until
they were discharged from a base hos
pital. He cited figures to show that
the death from wounds in this war is
only a fraction of a per cent of what
it was in World War I.
MEWS OF OUR
JACKSON LEONARD DEW
RECEIVES PILOT'S WINGS
Rosewell Army Flying School,
Rosewell, N. M., June 28. In gradua
tion exercises held here recently,
Jackson Leonard Dew, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Dew of Lumber Bridge,
N. C, received his 2nd lieutenant's
commission and the wings of a pilot,
it was announced by Col. John C.
Horton, commanding officer. The
lieutenant's commis ion is a result of
a comprehensive course in piloting
Uncle Sam's twin-engined airplanes,
and arial tactics. He will be assigned
to another post for further duty.
Before entering the Service he at
tended Red Springs high school, Red
Springs, N. C. He Joined the Army
Nov. 7, 1941.
YOUNGER SNEAD NOW
Word has been received here that
Younger Snead has recently been pro
moted to the rank of major. Maj
Snead is serving in the West Indian
sector with a coastal artillery unit.
Seaman 2nd class Malcolm McNeill
who is stationed at Daytona Beach,
Florida, has returned to his station af
ter spending a 6 day furlough at home
with his mother, Mrs. M. K. McNeill.
Pvt. John W. Culbreth has return
ed to Nashville, Tenn. after spend
ing a five day furlough with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Culbreth
Cpl Jesse N. Gulledge of the Armor
ed Force Replacement Training Cen
ter, Ft. Knox, Ky., was recently made
a Sergeant. Accompaning the Army
news release was a handsome picture
of Sgt. Gulledge which the News-
Journal regrets not being able to use
as it has no engraving department.
Captain Thomas B. Lester, Jr., is at
tending the Antiaircraft Artillery
School, Camp Davis, North Carolina.
Cpl. Hester L. Rose, of Tenn., is
spending a few days with hi wife and
baby, at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Will Rose.
Prominent Citizen of
Ashley Heights Dies
James B. Womble, Sr., 50, of Ash
ley Heights, died in the Veterans hos
pital n Fayetteville, N. C, Monday.
Funeral services were held at 4
o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the
home, with Rev. Arthur Carswell of
Sanford officiating, assisted by Rev.
Mr. Holland of Raeford. Burial was
made in the Farmville cemetery in
Mr. Womble is survived by his wid
ow, Mrs. Lena Seagrove Womble; a
son, J. B. Womble, Jr., in the army; a
daughter, Miss Mildred Fay Womble
of Ashley Heights; three brothers, G.
C. Womble of Sneeds Ferry, Ralph
Womble of Sanford, and Will R. Worn
ble of Richmond, Va., and two sisters,
Mrs. G. W. Blair of Pittsboro and Mrs.
Norman Sharp of Chapel Hill.
Mr. Womble was a native of Chat
ham county but had lived in Hoke
for many years. Up until four years
ago he held a respon ible position at
the State Sanatorium but gave this up
in order to give more time to his large
farming interests and peach orchard.
He was greatly interested in the ci
vic and educational welfare of Hoke
county and at various times served on
many important committees. He was
County A. A. A. Committeeman and
served as chairman of Ashemont
School Board for many years. Many
Raeford people attended his funeral.
His death is a loss to this community
SERVICE SUNDAY EVENING AT
A church service will be held at the
Bethel Presbyterian Church near Rac
ford Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock
to which all people living in the vici
nity of the Church are invited. The
Rev. H. K. Holland, pastor of the Rae
ford Presbyterian Church, will preach
Regular services have been held in
the church every second and fourth
Sunday afternoon, but during the
month of July these service? will be
held in the evening at 8:30 o'clock. It
is believed that this change in time
will enable a much larger number of
people to attend. A large congrega
tion is expected Sunday evening.
Misses Peggy McFadyen, Louise
Bevan and Naomi Tally are spending
their vacation at Ocean Drive.
Border Belt Opens
For Tobacco Sales
Lumberton, July 6. Tobacco ware
house operators, redrycrs and growers
are well satisfied with August 5th as
opening date for the Lumberton to
bacco market, according to Jasper C.
Hutto, supervisor of sales for the mar
ket. This date, which was set by the
sales committee of the Tobacco Asso
ciation of the United States at the
Richmond meeting on June 30th, cor
responds with the opening date last
"Our crop is a little late, and grow
ing conditions have not been up to
what we had last year, but general
opinion is that our farmers will be
ready with a good part of their crop
for the opening," the supervisor said.
"Curing is now getting well under
way, and from now on the farmers
will be working over-time to get their
loads m shape.
Supervisor Hutto said there are in
dications that the crop will be short of
last year's bumper crop in the Lum
berton area by around 20 per cent.
The Lumberton market last year sold
27,500,000 pounds of flue-cured to
bacco for a total of more than $10,
000,000. The supervisor said most to
bacco men believed thisr year's auc
tion prices would average equally as
high as the prices last year.
Lumberton and Fairmont tobacco
warehousemen generally expre eed
themselves as pleased with the selec
tion of Thursday, August 5 as opening
date for the Border Belt markets.
The date was ret by the sales com
mittee of the Tobacco Association of
the United States in session at Rich
mond, Va., Wednesday.
Other opening dates are: Eastern
Carolina belt, Tuesday, Auguit 24;
Middle Belt, Monday, September 13;
Georgia-Florida belt, Tuesday, July
27; Virginia Dark Fired belt, Monday,
The dates as set postponed the Bor
der belt opening two days beyound
that asked by a committee headed by
Governor J. M. Broughton. It had
been requested that this belt be per
mitted to open on Tuesday, August 3.
Resolutions of The
Hoke County Work "
Or Fight Committee
At a meeting of a number of lead
ing citizens of Hoke County, held in
the Court House in Raeford, N. C, on
Monday night, July 5th, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
"Resolved that it is the sense of this
meeting, that in view of the weakness
and uncertainty of the Vagrancy Law,
especially in view of the recent rul
ings of the Attorney General, we here
by urge the Governor of North Caro
lina to use the Emergency War Pow
ers conferred on him by the last Leg
islature to promote Rules and Regula
tions that will make our efforts effec
tive and secure a uniform system for
T. B. UPCHURCH, Jr.,
Chairman for Hoke County.
The above Resolution unanimously
endorsed by the Board of Commission
ers of Hoke County at their meeting
on July 6th, 1943.
N. H. G. BALFOUR,
Chairman of the Board.
Chairman Ryan McBryde of the
Hoke County War Price and Ration
Board is in Raleigh attending a meet
ing of The Finance Committee of The
State Board of Education.
PETE GIBSON DROPS DEAD
Pete Gibson of near Gibson died
very suddenly Tuesday night. He
had attended a dance and buffet sup
per at the Armory in Raeford given
for Yarborough of Laurel Hill.
Mansfield, England, has bought a
dozen donkels as mounts for children
during this year's stay-at-home vaca
Miss Ruth Looper Is now office as
sistant for Dr. Marcus Smith.
North Carolina motorists bought
606,842 motor vehicle licenses dur
ing the first six months of 1943.
Motor Vehicle Commissioner T.
Boddie Ward said yesterday.
Sales for this period represent a
drop of 44,100 from the 650.942
sold during the same period of
1942. For the same period of 1941
a "non-rationed" periodsales
License gales for June were 8,
856, a gain of 2,845 over June of
The drop la sale for the six
month period of 1943 over the tame
period of 1948 "figures about seven
and one-half per cent," Wart said.
ago two communities in
he Cotton Improv ement
he purpo .e of establish
, ol cotton and b get
0 sure uniformity. Since
community has joined
the Cotti. J provement Program,
adopting 35 ker 100 variety. It is
estimated 2 loke farmers are now
planting 9 m W ent of their cotton in
Coker 100 s.
Accordin n'County Agent, A. S.
Knowles, the ginners hold a key posi
tion in the cotton improvement work.
They are equipped with modern
equipment to give farmers the best
possible ginning job. The ginner also
takes samples from each member's
bale and sends it off for classification
which is free to farmers. They assist
farmers in getting and maintaining
pure seed for planting.
During the past few years farmers
have made marked improvements in
picking and handling their cotton be
fore it reached the gin. By picking
cotton as clean as possible and allow
ing it to dry thoroughly before car
rying it to the gin, farmers are realiz
ing better grades, says A. S. Knowles.
To show some of the progress be
ing made, county agent, Knowles, has
this to offer: "In 1941 ginners sent
in samples from over 11 thousand
bales of cotton. Federal classers in
turn sent the grades and staples to
individual farmers for their use in
marketing. Farmers and ginners did
such a good job of handling and pre
paring the cotton that less than one
per cent was reduced a grade because
of preparation while the state average
was over 10 per cent."
"In 1942, the ginners sent over six
thousand samples to federal classers
in Raleigh, and, based on their find
ing, only 1.6 per cent was reduced a
grade because of improper preparation
while the state average was over 6
per cent." The 1942 record was made
in the face of abnormal weather con
ditions. Of the bales classed last
year, 43.1 per cent was middling and
42.2 per cent strict low middling.
Over 83 per cent was 1" or more in
Farmers and ginners cooperating in
the cotton improvement program can
increase the net income from the
1943 crop by several thousand dollars.
For NYA Fired
Organization Is Dead Eisht Years
After Inception; Director Has
No Future Plans.
Washington. July 4. The National
Youth Admini itration (NYA) as an
operating agency is dead eight years
and three days after it came into be
ing. Aubrey Williams, only director the
organization has ever had, signed the
death certificate in telegrams ordering
cessation of work in some 500 com
munities, after Congress completed
legislative action on cutting NYA
down to $3,000,000 liquidation fund.
Williams said today the order went
out last night and affected some 5,500
persons in training for war work. All
project supervisor personnel number
ing about 4,300 were dismissed, and
the headquarters staff of about 600
was cut to what Williams called "a
bare modicum of administrative per
sonnel to wind up NYA affairs."
The director said his own plans
were indefinite "I really hadn t
thought of any yet. If I had any at
the moment it would be to go into the
. Williams, called Congress' action in
terminating NYA a "very unfortunate
"It mean i the stoppage of training
for about 1,000 people a day whom
we have been turning out for war in
dustries," he said.
"It means the loss of from 650 to
700 a day out of that number who go
directly into war industry.
"It means the dismantling of plants
located in 500 communities where
they have been serving war produc
Williams said NYA had turned out
"close to 600,000 persons" since Pearl
Harbor with some form of war plant
skill in machine operation, assembling
welding, forge operation, shop car
pentry and other trades.
Conversion to a strictly wartime
training program, he said, began the
day President Roosevelt announced
the trade of 50 over-age destroyers to
Britain for naval bases, and was 50
per cent complete by the time of the
Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Har
bor. There has been no other activi
ty, he said, since June, 1942.
Altogether, since it came into being
July 1, 1935, Williams said NYA has
served about 6,000.000 young persons
in one way or another. The program
was much bigger in point of enroll-
A. F. Chason Dies
At Lumber Bridge
Archie Frank Chason, age 73, died
at hi.:, home near Lumber Bridge,
June 24, 1943, alter an illness of 3
months. Funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. Honker, of Fayette
ville, at Ephosus Baptist church Sun
day morning, June 27.
' Survivors are his wife, two son-, L.
M. and J. W. Chason, three daughters
Mrs. Hal A. Gilliam, Lexington, Miss.,
Mrs. G. L. Glisson, Raeford, Mi.-6
Ruth Chason, Columbia, Miss. Seven
grand children and one great grand
son. Two brothers, J. A. Chason,
Lumber Bridge, C. P. Chason, Fay
etteville, four si tters, Mrs. Will Ritter,
Hope Mills, Mrs. Joel Carter, Parkton,
Mrs. Walter Hodgin, Fayetteville, and
Miss Flora Chason, Fayetteville.
Rites Conducted For Manufacturer,
Merchant, Peach Grower
Of West End.
West End, July 6. Moses Christo
pher McDonald, 80, well-known mer
chant, manufacturer, peachgrower of
West End, died of a heart attack at his
home at 8:15 P. M. Friday. Funeral
services were held from the West End
Presbyterian church with the pastor,
Rev. R. R. Ramsey in charge, assisted
by Rev. W. H. Brown and Rev. A. R.
Bell of West End, Dr. C. H. Storey of
Aberdeen, N. C, Rev. W. S. Golden of
Carthage, and Rev. H. K. Holland of
Raeford. Burial was in the West End
Mr. McDonald, a native of Moore
county, was a founder and builder of
the West End community, a charter
member of the We t End Presbyterian
church, having held the office of Clerk
of the Session since the Church was
established in 1912. He represented
his church in the Synod many times
and represented his Presbytery at the
General Assembly, the highest honor
a member can attain.
At the time of his death, he was
President of the Carolina Hankerchief
Co., Inc. of West End, secretary and
treasurer of the Pinehurst Peach com
pany, and a member of the Board of
Directors of the Moore County hospi
Surviving Mr. McDonald are his
wife, two sons, one grandson, two sis
ters. The deceased was a brother of the
late Neill A. McDonald of Timberland.
A number of Hoke County people at
tended the funeral.
Circles of the Raeford Presbyterian
Church Will Meet July 12th.
The Circles of the Raeford Prey
terian Church will meet Monday, Ju
ly 12th., as follows:
Circle No. 1, Mrs. H. W. B. Whitley,
Chairman, with Mrs. W. A. McDonald
at 4 o'clock.
Circle No. 2, Mrs. R. M. Cox, Chair
man, in the Church basement at 4
Circle No. 3, Mrs. J. A. Baueom,
Chairman, with Mrs. E. L. Hunt at 4
Circle No. 4, Mrs. Herbert McKeith
an, Chairman, with Miss Eliza McKei
than at 3:30 o'clock.
Circle No. 5, Mrs. A. K. Stevens,
Chairman, with Mrs. M. L. McKeith
an at 4 o'clock.
Circle No. 6, Mrs. A. K. Currie,
Chairman, with Mrs. J. W. Coates at
the home of Mrs. N. B. Sinclair at
Circle No. 7, Mrs. Hubert McLean,
Chairman, with Mrs. J. H. Blue at
Circle No. 8. Mrs. H. K. Holland,
Chairman, with Mr. W. J. McNeill at
Circle No. 9, (Business1 Woman's),
will meet Thursday evening, July
15th., at 8 o'clock in the basement of
ment in its early years than it has been
since full conversion to war training.
Before taking over NYA, Williams
was deputy administrator of the
Works Progress Administration under
Harry Hopkins. Earlier he had been
connected with the American Public
Welfare association, after sen-ice in
the sociology and economics depart
ments of the University of Wisconsin.
He served in the French Foreigi
Legion during the First World War
before United States entry, and went
through the refit of the war in the
American First division.
Under the bill approved by Con
gress, the mechanical and other
equipment which NYA has at its nu
merous training schools is to be turn
ed over to the procurement division
of the Treasury for disposal. Wil
liams said he assumed the Treasury
would sell it to schools, government
agencies or industries.
Mrs. Rena Woodhouse was formerly
N. Y. A. director for Hoke County and
under her supervision fine work was
done among the Youth of the County.
Has Light Docket
SOLDIER HELD FOR
The most important case coming be
fore Judge McDiarmid was of that of
Paul Watson charged with rape and
carnal knowledge of Viola Edwards.
Warrant was issued lor Watson, a sol
dier stationed at Mackall on June 16.
The case was continued from the June
22 Record's Court and was again con
tinued yesterday. However, it came
to a happy ending as the couple went
to Bennettsville, S. C. and got mar
ried. Other cases were: Aline Monroe,
colored, charged with simple assault.
She paid costs. Joe Lawrence, color
ed charged with speeding, was given
30 days, suspended on payment of
cost. Richard B. Jolly, same charge
same sentence. Leon W. Hitchcock
same charge, same sentence. Gover
nor Moore charged with use of profane
language and a: sault was given 30
days, suspended on payment of costs.
Due August 1st
Cotton farmers who want their
crop certified by the N. C. Crop Im
provement Association, must get their
application in before August 1, says
A. S. Knowles, County Agent. Ap
plication blanks can be secured at the
County Agent's office.
In order for cotton to be eligible for
certification it must either come di
rect from the breeder or be from cer
tified stock. The cotton must also be
planted at least 100 yards from other
varieties or strains. Certification as
sures growers against mixture and
Growers having Coker 100 Wilt
Cotton eligible are urged to get it cer
tified. Josephine Hall
A. S. Knowles
Hoke County Commissioners met
Monday. This was the beginning of
the new fiscal year and much impor
tant business was transacted.
Miss Josephine Hall Home Demon
stration Agent was re-elected, A. S.
Knowles, County Farm Agent was al
so re-elected for a term of two years.
The Commissioners voted to give
$325 to the Hoke County Library.
They also voted to grant Charles L.
Baker a license to sell beer at the
Puroil Station just east of town.
They endorsed resolutions to co-operate
with the Governor in the Work
or Fight program. It was decided to
employ a full time officer to enforce
this, the county to pay two thirds of
his salary. Loafers, in Hoke County
gamblers, etc. may well "Be Ware".
The budget for the coming year was
worked out. This budget will appear
in next week's News-Journal.
Rev. Carl Wormack, Methodist
Minister from Sanatorium, will preach
at Raeford Methodi.it church Sunday,
11:00 A. M. July 11.
Union Service also at Raeford
Methodist church Sunday evening at
8:00 P. M. Public invited. In last
Sunday's evening service there were
present 33 Presbyterians, 19 Baptist
and 18 Methodists.
Hoke County Selective Service
Board calls attention to all boys to re
gister on their 18th birthday. This
must be done.
Colon Scarborough and Doc Mathe
son and wives fished at Lake Wacca
maw this week.