The Hoke County Journal
The Hoke County News
VOLUME XXXVIII No. 6
RAEFORD, N- C, Till 5 z AY, JULY 13. 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
NEWS OF OUR
Hartman Yarborough who is In the
Caribbean area has received a promo
tion to 1st Lieutenant.
Paul Dickson finished a special as
signment at Fort Eustice last week
and reports to Camp Davis for Anti
air craft training this week.
Hugh Currie who is in the finance
department at Waycross, Ga., says he
can't get along without the News
Journal. The fact is he asked Sheriff
Hodgin to see that it was sent to him.
Col. Bob Lewis was best man at the
wedding of Lt. Col. Harris in Port-Of
Spain, Trinidad last week.
Pvt. Julius Niven of Camp Shelby,
Miss, is spending his furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Niven.
Hal Clark, Fireman 1 cl., of the
United States Navy is spending a sev
en day furlough with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Clark. Hal has
completed a training cycle at the Ma
chinists Mates' Training School at
Boston, Mass. He will leave Friday
for the Submarine School at New
Pvt. J. D. Webster from Camp
Grant. 111. visited Mrs. F M. Clark a
few days last week.
The latrst class of cadets entering
preflighi training at the San Antonie
Aviation Cadet Center included Rcid
W. Childress, of Raeford, Kt. 1.
At this post, the largest of its kind
in the world, he will receive training
to prepare him for entry into prima
ry flying schools, from which his
course of instruction leads to basic
and advanced flying schols and the
silver wings of army pilots.
. B. Womble of the United States
iy at Curacao is at home.
Thomas and Hugh McLauchlin, the
two older sons of Mr. and Mrs. Currie
McLauchlin, have recently entered
the service. Tom reported for duty
the 21st of June and is now stationed
at Camp Wheeler., Ga. Hugh was
called to the Duke Station, Durham,
N. C. the first of July.
Mrs. J. W. Currie has received word
from her son, James Gordon of his
promotion from a captain to a Major.
Since James Gordon only recently cel
ebrated his 24th birthday, this would
lead to speculation as to whether Rae
ford is the home of the Army's young
est major. James Gordon is in the
infantry. He wrote of being on stren
uous maneuvers in the Great Ameri
can Desert where the temperature
goes as high as 140 degrees.
Waste Fat Drive.
Charlotte, July 13. The Charlotte
Office of War Information said today
that North Carolina housewives con
tributed 40.136 pounds of waste kitch
en fats to the total of nearly 8,000,000
pounds collected throughout the na
tion during May.
Friday, Ja'.y ltp.h Mrs. E. C.
Saturday. July 17th Mrs. Herbert
Sunday, July 13th Mrs. H. L. Gat
Monday, July 19th Mrs. E. E.
Tuesday, July 20th Mrs. A. S.
Wednesday, July 21st Mrs. Agnes
.Thursday, July 22nd Mrs. A. L.
Mrs. Daniel McLeod
Dies In Raeford
Mrs. Daniel A. McLeod died at her
home here last Friday, July 9 about
noon.' She had been in failing health
for some time but was very ill for on
ly a day or two. Her death was there
fore a shock to her friends.
Mrs. McLeod who was seventy
years old was Sarah Catherine Gillis
before her marriage. She was the
daughter of the late John A. and Ca
therine Blue Gillis of Hoke County,
the Sandy Grove (Presbyterian) sec
tion. She had been a devoted mem
ber of the Presbyterian church since
Funeral services were conducted
from the home at 4 P. M. Saturday
by her pastor, Rev. H. K. Holland and
interemcnt was in Raeford cemetery.
Many beautiful flowers were a final
tribute to a good neighbor and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Dan
iel A. McLeod, two sons, J. B. of Rae
ford and J. G. of Columbia, S. C. and
one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Davis of
High Point, two grand children, Joe
and Bonnie McLeod of Raeford, and
two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Walters of
Raeford and Mrs. D. A. McLauchlin
All of Mrs. McLeod's children and
many out-of-town relatives and
. friends attended the funeral.
Infantry To Meet
Veterans of World War I from sev
eral Atlantic Seaboard states, mem
bers of the 5(5th Pioneer Infantry who
fought in the Argonne and later serv
ed with the Army of Occupation in
Germany, will gather in Smithlleld on
the week end of August 7-8 for their
12th reunion. ,
This will mark the third reunion of
the regiment in Smithfleld. The ex
soldiers met here in 1939 and again
last year when by unanimous vote
they accepted an invitation to return
here for their 1943 convention. Oth
er reunions have been held in Tyrone.
Pa., and Monroe, N. C. ,
The 5Gth Pioneer Infantry was com
posed of 3,600 officers and men, ap
proximately 1,900 of which are regis
tered members of the members live in
the Carolinas, Pennsyvania and Maine
William H. Wilson of Sanford,
Maine, is president of the association
and Jonas R. Smith of Philadelphia is
acting secretary. W. M. Gaskin of
Smitfield, who preceded Wilson as
president and who presided at last
year's reunion, is in charge of local
arrangements for this year's meeting.
The 1943 reunion program will in
clude an address by Albert Coates, a
native of Smithfleld who has received
national recognition as creater and di
rector of the Institute of Government
at the University of North Carolina.
The 56th Pioneer Infantry trained
Camp Wadsworth, S. C, and went
overseas during the summer of 1918.
Upon its arrival in France, the regi
ment moved immediately into the
thick of the fighting in the Argonne
sector. Following the armistice, the
unit was stationed in Germany until
the summer of 1919 when it returned
to the United States.
Members of the 56th Pioneer Infan
try who expect to attend the 1943 re
union may make reservations by
writing W. M. Gaskin, Smithfleld, N.
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Last Thursday evening the Raeford
Kiwanis Club held its regular meet
ing with President Cecil Dew pre
siding. Harry Greene was in charge
of the program. Harry stated that
an Open Forum discussion of local
problems would not he held as
promised. Talent for the program
had failed tn put in appearance.
Tommie Upchureh, chairman of
the "Work or Fight" committee, was
called upon to report on the commit
tee's progress. K. A. McDonald,
secretary of the Board of Health was
called on to report on the status of
the proposed county Health Depart
ment. The proposed dinner for Camp
Mackall officials was discussed.
There being no other business to at
tend to, the meeting was adjourned.
Every male in the Soviet Union,
between the ages of 16 and 50, is en
gaged in part-time military training.
Many Cases Tried
In Recorder's Court
With a docket of about twenty
five cases facing him last Tuesday in
Hoke County Recorder's court,
Judge Henry McDiarmid disposed
of over twenty of them in the ses
sion, The case in which Paul Watson,
Camp Mackall soldier, was charged
with rape was dropped, as he and
the prosecuting witness had been
married and therefore without the
testimony of the prosecuting witness
no probable cause was found. Judge
McDiarmid ruled that the prosecut
tion in this case was malicious and
frivilous and ordered the prosecut
ing witness, Viola Edwards, to pay
the court cost in the case.
In four cases Nathaniel Leslie,
Herman Moultry, Willie Melvin, and
Joe Goodman, all colored, were
charged with violating the prohibi
tion laws. Leslie got thirty days sus
ponded on payment of the costs;
Moultry got thirty days suspended
on payment of $10 and the costs;
Melvin, for having a still and mak
ing and having non tax paid liquor,
got six months on the. roads; Good
man got sixty days suspended on
payment of a fine of $10 and the
Thomas Dixon, Worley Morgan,
and David Miller, all colored, were
charged with being drunk and dis
orderly and each was sentenced to
thirty days and sentences were sus
pended on payment of the costs.
Daniel Henry Shaw, Buck Hobbs
and Leonard Love, were charged
with violating the road laws and in
each case sentence of thirty days
was suspended on payment of the
Holers McNeill, colored, was
charged with driving a car while
under the influence of liquor, care
less and reckless driving, and speed
ing. Sentence of 12 months on the
roads was suspended on payment of
a fine ot" S100 and the court costs.
He was also charged with having
improper brakes in another case and
sentence of thirty days was suspend
ed on payment of the court costs.
Paul Gibson submitted to a charge
of careless and reckless driving and
sentence of thirty days was suspend
ed on payment of the court costs.
Edward Harold Brown submitted
to a charge of speeding and paid
Thomas Wilson, colored, entered a
plea of guilty of careless and reck
less driving, speeding and improper
brakes. Sentence of sixty days was
suspended on payment of $25 and
James Ross, colored, plead guilty
of driving a car with the wrong li
cense plates and sentence of thirty
days was suspended on payment of
R. H. Chavis, white man of Blue
Springs township, was iharged with
giving a bad check and his plea was
guilty. He was allowed to pay the
check and the court costs.
Charlie McMillan, colored, was
charged with violating the road laws
by having no drivers license and he
paid the court costs.
Alton McLean and Cyrus McCor
mick, both colored, were charged
with damage to personal property by
throwing rocks at the car of W. C.
Ellis. The ease against McLean was
continued and McCormick was
found guilty as charged and sentence
was sixty days on the roads. He
gave notice of appeal and bond was
set at $100 and posted.
B. C. Carpenter, white man of
Cumberland county, plead guilty of
careless and reckless driving and
sentence of sixty days was suspend
ed on payment of the costs and a
fine of S2..
i). s. I'ooi.t: sic k
D. Scott Poole was quite sick the
past week but is much better now.
Mr. Poole's presence is always missed
as he is keenly alive to the news of
the day and is always an interesting
talker. He is out again this week. His
slogan is "You can't down a working
SERVICE MEN'S BULLETIN
The Raeford Methodist Church is seeking to prepare a
Church Bulletin containing the name and address i all its
members in Service, a copy of the Bulletin to be mailed to
each Service Man from the Church.
If you have a son or husband from the Methodist Church,
please fill out below his latest address and mail to E. C. Craw
ford or bring to Church Sunday.
Again your Government is taking
a step forward in aiding you, the citi
of Hoke County, in your battle to fight
the rising costs of living in your own
community. Food is the largest item
in your family budget. The price of
foods has been the hardest item which
your Government has had to control
as a protection to all Americans. On
July 5, specific dollars and cents ceil
ing prices on certain foods went into
effect in Hoke county. Observe these
ceiling prices as a protection to your
homes, businesses, and communities.
Now, before you go shopping, you
know just how much your grocer can
charge you for poultry, fluid milk,
bread, eggs, butter, packaged cheese,
sugar, cereals, evaporated and conden
sed milk, flour, canned fruits and ve
getables, and a large number of other
grocery items. Cut that list of official
community prices from the newspaper
and keep it in your purse. Don't pay
more for any product than the official
It's your responsibility as well as
the grocer's to observe ceiling prices.
Black markets develop when consum
ers are willing to pay more than the
OPA has announced top prices for
four classes of stores in many regions
of the country, and more sections are
being covered daily. Stores must dis
play a sign telling what class they are.
Class 1, or small stores, are allowed
the highest ceiling prices.
Items must be marked with the sel
ling price. The housewife's price list,
cut from the newspaper, is her guide
to ceilling prices.
The official "community maxi.num
ceiling prices" are the highest legal
prices which may be charged in the
areas covered. But st res that had
lower ceiling prices than these maxi
mums, must still sell at those lower
Remember, however, that meat pri
ces are fixed by zones, not by commu
nities. Most types of meat cost the
same in all stores in all parts of the
country, varying only according to the
From the enforcement angle, com
munity ceiling prices are extremely
important. Now the consumer knows
definitely when he is being overcharg
ed, and can complain to the Price Pan
el of his local War Price and Ration
Board about the overcharge. Consum
ers should demand receipts, for stores
are required to give itemized receipts
on demand. The Price Panel will as
sign a trained volunteer assistant to
investigate the charge. If it is sub
stantiated, the grocer will be asked to
settle the matter with the customer.
If the grocer refuses, the OPA District
Office will be notified and profession
al enforcement officers will take over.
Mr. Citizen of Hoke county, your
Government has tried to help you
keep down the rising costs of living.
Will you cooperate with your Govern
ment? Make Community Ceiling
James K. David
Given Air Medal
Washington, July 10 Oak Leaf
Clusters to the Air Medal were award
ed to five North Carolina officers in
the U. S. Army Air Forces in North
west Africa, the War Department an
Among the recipients were First Lt
James K David, Raeford.
Lieut. David arrived in Raeford
Sunday morning to visit his wife, who
was the former Miss Carolyn McLean
and baby daughter whom he has nev
er seen. He has been ov erseas for 14
months. He has a 30 clay leave and
will spend it with his family here an. I
relatives in S. C. He has also reced
ed the distinguished dying cross.
Coming from South Carolina to be
with him Sunday were his mother.
Mis. Walter David, Mr. and Mrs. Ev
erett David and E. H. David, Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Hoggins and Alice and To
ny all from Salters. Mr. and Mrs. B.
H. McQuage and D. H. Jr. of Clio.
Mrs. Harry Chamow-itz of Columbia.
"The War Food Administration has
announced that farmers will vote on
flue-cured tobacco marketing quotas
for the 1944 crop, or for the 3-ycar
period 1944-46. in a Referendum to be
held July 24, 1943. This date is in ac
cordance' with recommendations of
flue-cured tobacco farmers, ware
housemen, businessmen, farm organi
zation leaders, and other farm leaders
from the flue-cured areas. The an
nouncement follows the signing by the
President on July 7, 1943. of a joint
resolution providing for the procla
matin of quotas for the 1944-45 mar
keting year. National marketing quo
tas and state and farm acreage allot
ments will be the same as for 1943,
with similar provisions for adjust
ments as have prevailed, in the past,
it was explained. Tobacco producers
will vote by secret ballot and polling
places will be designated in local com
munities by AAA County Committee
men, local farmers will be in charge
of community polling places. Any
farmer is eligible to vote who, as an
owner, tenant, or sharecropper, is en
titled to a share of the proceeds of the
1943 flue-cured tobacco crop. Before
quotas become effective they must be
approved by a two-thirds majority of
all eligible farmers voting."
Holding places will be announced
in next week's paper for Hoke Coun
Dies At Home In
Marcellus Gainey, nearly E3 years
of age, died at his home in Blue
Springs township Friday afternoon,
July S), alter an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Gainey was the 1 isl of a family of
eight children born to the late Holly
and Maultsy Gainey of Cumberland
county. His death resulted from a
light paralytic stroke which he suffer
ed late in June.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Saturday morning at
eleven o'clock by the Rev. E. R. Clegg,
pastor of the Warrenton Methodist
Church, who was formerly pastor of
the Raeford church, of which the de
ceased was a member for a number
of years. Burial was in the family
plot at Bethel cemetery.
A native of Cumberland county,
Mr. Gainey moved to Hoke some forty
five years ago, during the era of naval
stores production in this section. Af
ter the turpentine industry played out
he became associated in the Arm of
Gainey and Maxwell, pine lumber
manufacturers, in which business he
remained until its dissolution some
years ago. Since that time he has
been one of the county's most progres
He is survived by four sons: Mel
vin and Carlton of the home. Brownie
of Wilmington, and Jasper of Maxton;
and two daughters;; Mrs. Lacy Mc
Fayden of Raeford and Miss Margaret
Gainey of the home.
Among out-of-town relatives and
friends who attended the funeral were
R. L. Gainey, Florence, S. C, Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Williams, N. A. Williams,
Mrs. Samuel Williams, J. W. Gainey
and Mr. Autry, all oil Stedman, and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Williams of
Flying Robins Win
I The Flying Robins racked up a win
I ox er the Wake Forest Army Fnata e
School hero in Robbins Pan; Sarv.iy
attei no. n by a 4 to 1 score. Jim Lyr.r.
pitched 3 hit ball and received pence'
support from his ti am iraics. M ,r. i
and Tanner led the Robins hittir.a
with 2 for 4. The Robins infield turn
ed in 2 fast double plays.
Batteries Robins Lynn and Mamas
Wake Forest Hast and Dawson.
Robins 4 runs 5 hits 0 errors.
Wake Forest 1 run 3 hits 1 error.
The Robins play Camp Mackall
here in Robbins park next Sunday af
ternoon. Group Colored Men
Report To Ft. Bragg
Colored resist rants who reported to
Fort Bragg on July 12th for Fin.,! Ex
amination and Induction:
James Thomas McKoy. Ivory M -Xair,
Jack Johnson. (transferred),
Thomas Arlington Graham, James Vc
Kinnon. Doncan Williams. Woo.irow
Wilson Clark. Wilson McPhator. Hugh
Land Sanders. Garfield Coleman,
(transferred), Elder S nth, Curtis Lee
Whitted. L'niee Royal, (transferred).
Allen Alfred Cooper, James Erwin
Hadley, Bruce Malcolm Shaw, W:l
bert Arnold, John Archie Jone. Ro
bert William McKinnies, Drfcster
Bain, Leroy Morrison, Johnnie B.
Thompson. Alex Ray, Hyman, Biggs,
Hugh Kelly McNeill, Paul Joseph Bar
ber, William Hosen McNeill, Theodore
Meat Getting Scarce
Hoke County To
The Hoke County War Meat Com
mittee, at its meeting Monday Night,
decided that the best way to handle
the present meat problem was to
build an Abattoir for the slaughter
ing of local cattle and hogs.
Mr. F. G. Doggett and Mr. J. C.
Cannady of the State Health Dep
artment were present to discuss
with the Committee the require
ments for a standard Abattoir. A
sub-committee was appointed to see
about securing a site for a slaughter
house within reach of the town sew
erage line. The plan is to build a
small Abattoir at the lowest price
possible to care for the needs of the
The purpose of the Meat Ration
ing System is first of all to provide
our Army and Lease-Lend Custom
ers with what meat they need and
second, that the balance of the meat
available is properly distributed
throughout the civilian population.
With a local slaughter house the
committee feels that the County can
furnish the people of the county with
all the meat that Rationing Coupons
will permit. Farmers wanting per
mit for slaughtering or desiring in
formation on the meat question will
make inquiry at the Triple A or
War Board Office in Raeford.
Dates Set For Annual
Meet of Commissioners
Raleigh. July 14 The 30th annual
( ontevence 1. 1 tiie Stale Association
of County Cunui'.i.-sioners and Assoc
iation of County Accountants will be
held in Raleigh August 10-11-12.
Speakers for the three-day session
include Govenur J. M. Broughton,
State Treasurer Charles M. Johnson,
State Senator Gregg Cherry, Supt.
Clyde A. Erwin. Attorney-General
Harry McMullan, and Josephus Dan
iels, Raleigh Publisher and former
Ambassador to Mexico.
Also on the program are: Pres
ident G. Mark Goforth of Caldwell
County, Mayor Graham Andrews of
Raleigh, County Accountant R. E.
Nimocks of Cumberland County,
Charles A. Gillett, Industrial For
ester for the Seaboard Railway, Max
Washburn of Cleveland County, Dean
Ira G. Schaub of State College, and
Chairman John P. Swain of Wake
County Board of Commissioners.
Visit To Mackall
French Commander Reviews Two
Divisions of Airborne Troops
Camp Mackall, July 13. Gen Hen
ri Honore Giraud, commander of
French forces in North Africa, yester
day reviewed two airborne divisions
during a brief tour of this Army Post.
He arrived here early yesterday af
ternoon, accompanied by Brig. Gen.
Louis J. Fortier, assigned by the War
Department as an aide. An 11-gun
salute was fired in Giraud's honor as
his plane landed.
He was met at the airfield by Maj.
I Gen. E. J. Chapman, commanding gen
oral of the Airborne Command; Brig.
! Gen. George II. Ho well, commanding
general of the Second Airborne Bri
gade. ..n.i Col. Vernon G. Olsmith,
Camp M-uk..;; rust com vendor.
He !e:t by l. i.e W.v ye-te'day af-
Terr.o, n. ar.er review a c..i i.ons i:i
training at Cair.p Mack, ill.
' Earlier in tr.e day. Gir.ukl watched
infantry and parachute tr ops m train
; :ng at Fo-t Bonn ir.fi. C.a. Ho arrived
there last night and attended a dinner
during which he told off.cers that
"France will continue to light along
side the Allies as long as a foe re
A shock sufficient to kill a man can
be discharged by an electric cel.