The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 9
RAEFORD, N- C, THURSDAY, JULY 29th, 1943
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NEWS OF OUR
M EN w WOMEN
In 26 Months
Cpl. Dan Howell, son of Mrs. P. C.
Howell, home on his first furlough In
26 months of service with a coast ar
tillery unit in Trinidad, returned to
Naw York Tuesday to report for ship
ment for service "somewhere." Cpl.
Howell spent the past weekend with
his brother, P. C. Howell, Jr., USN, at
Miss Katie Culbreth
Nacogdoches, Aug. 3. Miss Katie
Lee Culbreth, of Parkton, N. C, Route
No. 2, has been promoted to the rank
of Technician 3rd Grade, according to
a recent announcement emanating
from Headquarters, WAC Branch No.
1, Army Administration School, Na
Technician 3rd Grade Culbreth,
who is now at home on leave has done
an outstanding job as a member of
Headquarters Company of the first
school to teach Army Administration
to members of the WAC. The Head
quarters Company executes all ad
ministrative and clerical detail con
cerned with operation of the school,
fwhich is located in The Stephen F.
Austin State Teachers College. WAC
Branch Number 1 is commanded by
Lt. Col. Thomas M. Childs, AGD.
Daniel E. Blue In
Air Force School
Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss., July 28
Pvt. Daniel Evander Blue, son of
Mrs. Anna Patch Blue, of Timberland,
started his recruit drill this week in
the Basic Training Center at Keesler
Field, a unit of the Army Air Forces
rivate Blue will undergo several
4 ks of orientation, gag mask and
.yonet drill, camouflage and physi
cal training, and rifle firing. He then
will be assigned to duty or sent to a
technical school for special training.
Upchurch Steals To
Give Robins Win
Over Bowman Field
Red Springs, Aug. 2. Bill Up
church, colorful tenant of the hot cor
ner for -the Flying Robins of the Semi-pro
outfit of Red Springs and Max
ton Air Base, brought the fans to their
feet for the finale Sunday when he
walked, stole second base and scamp
ered home on a fly ball by Pate to
give the Robins a 6 to 5 win over a
very fast outfit from Bowman Field,
Lichillo shared honors with Up
church when he headed off a rally
by the Bowman Field team by throw
ing from left field to Maus for a
sensational out at the plate. In the
6th Inning he homered with another
Batteries were: Bowman Hall and
Krelich; Robins Lynn, Ceratoe and
R H E
ROBINS 6 5 1
BOWMAN 5 8 1
A highly touted team from the Air
Base at Florence, S. C. will play at
Kobbins Park Sunday.
To Attend State
Chairman N. H. G. Balfour, Com
missioners, Walter Gibson, and Arch
Stevens, and Auditor. John A. Mc
Googan expect to attend the annual
convention of the N. C. Association
of County Commissiners which will
be held in Raleigh August 10-12.
Speakers for the three day program
include, Gov. J. M. Broughton Clyde
A. Erwin, Josephus Daniels and
The suntan stucco front of the Rae
ford Theatre building has been paint
ed white and the entire front is being
repainted this week by D. Ammons
id his crew.
The lobby and ceiling under the bal
f ny are also to be repainted and oth
c improvements will be made, ac
cording to J. B. Mclntyre, owner of
News-Journal readers will find
elsewhere in this issue a program
of the films coming to Mr. Mclntyre's
playhouse during the coming week, a
feature which has been absent from
our columns for some months.
Hoke Budget Set
For Next Year
Tentative budget for the general
funds, debt service and the school
funds was set Monday at the August
meeting of the County Commissioners
with all funds to total $126,560.25, it
was stated by N. H. G. Balfour, chair
man of the commission.
A total of $60,000 will be used for
interest and retirement of bonds for
the schools and the county, it was sta
ted, with the retirement of some $36,
000 of bonds in addition to the bonds
which would normally mature during
this fiscal year. "This payment on
bond principal will put Hoke county
in excellent condition," stated Mr.
Balfour, ''and help us materially in
further strengthening the financial
condition of our government unit. The
sinking fund will be brought to over
$70,000 by the end of the year which,
though now invested In Government
bonds, may be used to purchase Coun
ty securities which may be put on the
The County budget, as approved, is:
General Ex. 33,767.48
Debt Service 21,000.00
Current Exp $16,243.00
Capital Outlay 3,750.00
Debt Service 39,567.25
Plans for the conversion of a part
of the Armory Garage, next to the
grand stand, into a county owned ab
batoir, were approved Monday. The
truck shed is constructed of concrete
block and has a cement floor and the
conversion plans call for only a small
expenditure to make the building
suitable for butchering purposes, it
was stated. The plans were drawn
and approved by the State Board of
Under the operation plan tentative
ly approved, a butcher will be em
ployed who will have charge of the
abbatoir operation under the super
vision of the commissioners and the
county health department. The plan
was sponsored by the Raeford Kiwan
is club with the joint purpose of pre
venting black unarket operations,
having a steady supply of meat for
the county butchered under approved
sanitary conditions, and of giving
Hoke citizens an approved abbatoir
for butchering their livestock.
A delegation of citizens appeared
before the commissioners to request
that the county take over the opera
tion and maintentance of the cotton
platform, from which is sold much of
the county's produce and truck crops
other than cotton. It was stated that
while the platform was on the pro
perty of the Aberdeen and Rockflsh
railroad much of the Drodure hanHloH
on the platform was shipped by
itucks now ana that the railroad
gained but very little business, from
the operation of the shed, while it was
of general benefit to the farmers of
The commissioners appointed a
committee composed of A. K. Stevens,
H. L. Gatlin, J. L. McNeill and J. M.
McGoogan, to investigate the matter
and the condition of the nlatfnrm nnH
report to the board at their September
J. Benton Thomas
J. Benton Thomas, manager of the
iloke Oil and Fertilizer company, was
elected president of the N. C. Cotton
seed Crushers association at their an
nual meeting held in Raleigh last
week. Other officers include W. T.
Melvin, Rocky Mount, vice president,
and Mrs. W. U. Hogue, Raleigh, secre
tary. , Crop conditions and prospects were
discussed and the addressof the retir
ing president, J. I. Morgan, of Farm
ville, gave a review of the operations
of the association for the past year.
Directors named were: Mr. Thom
as, Mr. Melvin, T. F. Bridgers, Wilson
R. G. Eubanks, Charlotte, C. Fitzsim
mons, Columbia. S. C, W. Howard
Hasty, Maxton, Mr. Morgan, C. S.
Ragan, Goldsboro, and L. M. Sneed,
The annexation of the Hawaiian
Islands to the United States sccun-ed
August 12, 1897.
U. S. cruisers and privateers cap
tured more than 1,00 British mer
chantmen In the war of 1812.
To Try Indians
Four Indians, indicted fct aO tal
fishing and fishing without jo M,
will be tried before Magistra 13 R.
Barrington Saturday aften jsi at
three o'clock. Q
Attorney Tom McNeill, of I. W -ton,
appearing for the f isherm -for
a jury trial at the first . ofi g
held Monday. The warrants, sworn
out by H. R. McLean and W. E.
McOonnaughey, game wardens
charges the men with unlawful fish
ing, taking fish with their hands and
taking undersized fish, and fishing
without licenses. The men were
caught fishing along sloughs and
little ponds in the Hodgin pond at
Antioch which has been drained due
to dam breakage a week ago. They
are Ernest Revels, Henry Revels,
Louis Locklear and Fred McMillan.
School Board Sets
Opening Dates For
September 27th is the date set by
the Hoke County School Board for the
opening cf the white schols of the
county, and the schools for Indians
and for Negroes will open October
Faced with many conflicting diffi
culties in putting the new nine
months term into effect in the county,
and the necessity of most patrons har
vesting a bumper crop with much less
available labor than was on hand last
year, the board decided to open the
schools several days later than last
season and to have school six days
per week for a number of weeks in or
der to operate the constitutional nine
White students will go to school
for at least 8 Saturdays, and wind up
the year on June 13th, while in the
colored schools some 16 Saturdays
will be necessary in order to complete
the full term.
Teaching Staff , -
Supt. of Schools K. A. McDonald
states that the county-wide teaching
staff is virtually complete. At pres
ent he needs an additional teacher in
the County high school here, and an
other for grammar grades at Rockflsh.
One Indian and one Negro teacher
are also needed. He added, however,
that there were applicants for the lat
ter two places whom he thought would
Mr. McDonald was in his office
Monday for the first time in two
weeks, having been confined to his
home by illness.
Two Dances At
Mackall This Week
The girls in Raeford are invited to
two dances at Camp Mackall this
week. The one on Thursday night is
for a Medical Detachment and the one
on Friday night is for the 17th Air
bourne. Those girls wishing to attend
either of these dances are asked to
meet at the Soldiers' Center at 7:15.
THE Canadian-built and CanadUn-fuarded outpost at Coote Bay. Labrador, is ne of th world's largest
. ami moat important air baa. From this irittl field, the Royal Canadian Air Force, with the cooperation
of the United Nations Air Forces, delhrer th necessary ship to embattled Britain. While theae Flymg
i Fortl" are being serviced, a shown above, previous to their take-off , Canadian soldier carefully stand tTiari
by them. Before leaving, inset, pilots get their U -minute instructions from Captain Cardiff of Los Angeles,
Caiiioraia, wbo has well aver 10,000 fiyiaf boors and several trips across Um Atlantic to his credit
Boards To Draft
Fathers Oct. 1st
Washington, Aug. 2. Local draft
boards were authorized by Selective
Service today to call up pre-Pearl
Harbor fathers after October 1, but
only to the extent "absolutely requir
ed" to meet their monthly quotas.
One authoritative estimate was that
only some 300,000 fathers living with
and supporting children born before
last September 15 and not engaged in
non-deferrable work would actually
be inducted this year.
Another 150,000, however, probably
will have to be sent to induction sta
tions ir order to get 300,000 fully
qualified men. This would indicate
that only about one out of 22 will be
put into uniform in 1943.
The 744,000 fathers regularly en
gaged in agricultural wrk will con
tinue virtually draft-proof for occu
Preparatory reclassifications may
begin at once, but local boards were
forbidden to order fathers to report
for induction before October 1st if
they are maintaining a bonafide home
relationship with children born be
fore last September 15 and are not
workers in the activities classed as
Also, the boards were instructed to
continue calling single and childless
married men first if they have no oc
cupational or hardship ground for de- i
ferment and to make reclassifications '
oui oi iainers group, j-a, "only as
needed to meet the demands upon a
local board for men for military ser
vice." The calling of fathers will be ac
cording to their draft order numbers
regardless of the number or age of
their children, unless they are grant
ed deferment as "essential" in agri
culture or industry or unless their in
duction would mean "extreme hard
ship and privation" to their families.
The policy of not drafting men over
I'p to Local Boards,
The decision in each man's csae
will be up to his local board, subject
In deciding whether to grant hard
ship deferment, classification 3-D,
boards are to take into consideration
provisions for allttments to depen
dents of service men and "other
means by which the registrant could
contribute to his family's support in
event of induction."
Currently wives get $50 monthly
$22 taken from the husband's pay and
$28 as an outright government grant
while the government gives $12
monthly for the first child and $10
more monthly for each additional
The Senate has passed a bill to in
crease allowances so that a wife with
one child would a?t a total of $68 in
stead of the $62 now provided, while
allowances for each additional child
would be raised from $10 to $11.
House action on the measure is ex
pected after Congress reconvenes
Cleveland is named after Moses
Cleveland, a land agent who laid out
the city in 1796.
FOR iJHE HOPJTO
Funeral Services For
Mrs. Carter Held At
Timmonsville, S. C.
Mrs. Alice Hobson Carter, 86, wife
of J. L. Carter of near Timmonsville,
S. C. ,and sister of H. L. and J. L.
Hobson of Raeford, died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Mc
Gee, at Timmonsville Saturday af
ter a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted
at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at
Peniel Baptist Church by the pastor,
the Rev. M. B. Gunter. Burial
followed at Peniel cemetary.
Besides her husband she is sur
vived by the following children:
Dewey Carter of Syracuse, Barney
Carter of Coward, Mrs. J. D. Mont
gomery of Fayetteville, N. C; Mrs.
R. B. Rogers, Mrs. Marion Gee, Mrs.
Ray White all of Timmonsville, and
Mrs. B. M. Poole of Florence; also by
twenty-three grand children includ
ing Corporal James H. Rogers, U.
S. A., Los Angeles, Calif., Sgt. Bill
Montgomery, overseas, also one
sister, Mrs. Autry of Autryville, N. C.
Two brothers, of Raeford, N. C.
Details of a family argument,
brought out by Attorneys A. D. Gore
and H. W. B. Whitley, consumed the
greater part of the time of an all-day
session of County Court Tuesday. H.
K. Ivey, charged with use of profane
language and assault with a deadly
weapon, and his brother-in-law,
Johnnie Ransom indicted on assault
charges, each by the other, were
found guilty of participating in an af
fray. Judge McDiarmid sentenced
each to serve 30 days on the roads,
and suspended the sentences upon
payment of costs and good behavior
for two years.
Sim McLauchlin was found guilty
of violations of the highway laws and
was fined $25 and costs. Bessie Shaw
was found guilty of permitting a mi
nor to operate a car and paid the
costs, John D. McNeill paid costs for
speeding. Zeb Wilson paid costs for
having poor brakes on his car. John
nie Morrison paid costs for drunken
ess. James Jones and Waddell Jones.
Indians, paid costs for possession of
materials for making whiskey.
James Jones also paid a fee of $20 for
having a still in his possession.
Claude Dockery and Julian Clem
Priest each paid costs for operation
of trucks without ooper chauffer's
At Pittman Grove
The revival meeting will begin at
Pittman Grove Baptist church next
Sunday night, August 8. Everyone is
urged to attend. The Rev. W. D.
Early of Massy Hill will conduct the
Naval chief urges expansion of
WAVES. Could quit issuing them
girdles Concrete (Wash.) Herald.
T. B. Upchurch, Sr.
Loses Foot In
T. B. Upchurch, Sr., leading farmer,
manufacturer and businessman of
Raeford, had his left foot badly man
gled and almost completely severed
by a farm mowing mahine. early
Tuesday morning when a balky mule
whirled the machine around after
being tapped by Mr. Upchurch. On
being examined at Highsmiths Hos
pital, Fayetteville, it was found nec
essary to amputate much of the leg
below the knee.
Late Wednesday afternoon hos
pital surgeons reported to his family
here that he was resting "fairly well".
Though uncomfortable part of the
time doctors stated that was to be ex
pected, and added that unless his
heart reacted unfavorably to the se
vere shock they could expect prompt
Mr. Upchurch is seventy-nine
years of age. having celebrated a
birthday on last Friday, July 30th.
Always very active and a vigorous
worker, he had arranged for a tenant
of one of his farms to bring a mowing
machine to his home to cut some
weeds, which work he was supervis
ing. One of the mules was balky and
refusing to Work well, and Mr. Up
church tupped him with a shingle.
The mule stpped out. whirling the ma
chine about and the blade caught the
left leg of Mr. Upchurch. The color
ed boy rushed to the house and called
Mrs. Lewis Upchurch who held the
severed arteries closed until the arri
val of a physician.
J. W. Hasty Reports
First Open Cotton
J. W. Hasty, of Allendale town
ship, reported the first open boll of
cotton for the county on Friday July
30th, according to A. S. Knowles,
The News-Journal is now being
published under the management and
editorship of Dougald Coxe, Red
Springs newspaperman and publisher
of the Red Springs Citizen, it was an
nounced here this week by Paul Dick
. Capt. Dickson stated that an inter
est in the publication had been sold
to Mr. Coxe by members of his fami
ly, and that he would have charge of
the business as of August first.
Mr. Coxe, prior to entering the ar
my last fall where he served five
months, was associated with the
News-Journal for two years as repor
ter and editorial writer. He has
been in the newspaper business for
fifteen years and has managed and
published papers in several North
Carolina towns, including Hertford,
Mount Holly and Marion. He attend
ed Davidson College and the Universi
ty of North Carolina and is a gradu
ate of the liberal arts college of the
In announcing the change in man
agement of the News-Journal, Capt.
Dickson stated that the paper had
been published by his mother since
he entered the service in 1940 and she
desired to be relieve.! of the respon
sibilities of operation of the publica
tion and the printing establishment
I under the demanding wartime condi
, tiop.s. Mrs. Dickso'i. hrnvever. will
; ivntin'.io nrtivi'ly a-sociated with the
I paper as s.vi::l and personal editor,
.which duties .-he will resume upon
I her return from a mouths stay in
I Blowing H ck.
Services At Bethel-!, '!;
Rev. Harry K. Holland wil', conduct
caching services at Bethel Presbv-
tcrun Church Sunday evening at 8:30
This will be the last regular1 ft" ach
ing service at Bethel until Sdplb'A'iber,
Mr. Holland stated.
Control Room-Schedule for Coming
week: ..i.. .;. ,
Friday. August is Mrs. R A. Math
eson. .. .1
Saturday, August 7 Mrs.' H. A.
Cameron., , , : - . ,
Sunday,. August SU, C. Dwwand
P. D. Dezeme.. , t...
Monday August 9Mrs. M.at
lin. Tuesday,. August 0 Mrs. L. M.
Upchurch. , . ..
Wednesday. August Hl-r-Mrsj,,T. B.
, Lester.., . r
Thursday, .August 12 Mr. ' J.' B.