The Hoke County Journal
The Hoke County Newt
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 13
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 1943
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Charlie Davis and Lonnie Teal, who
have spent the past two weeks at
Bragg, spent the weekend at home.
B. B. Cole, Jr., left Monday to re
port lor duty with the Navy.
Hilton Boys Now
At Maxwell Field
Maxwell Field, Ala. Sept.l Eldred
Howell Hilton and Lawrence Lilburn
Hilton, from Timberland, have report
ed to the Army Air Forces Pre-Fight
School for Pilots at Maxwell Field,
Alabama, to begin the third phase of
their training as pilots in the U. S.
Army Air Forces' expanding pro
gram. The Hilton boys as aviation codets
are receiving nine weeks of intensive
physical, military and academic in
struction at Maxwell Field prepara
tory to beginning their actual flight
training at one of the many primary
flying schools located in the Army
Air Forces Southeast Training Center.
Capt. Lamont In North
Capt. Charles Malloy Lamont, son
of Mr. and Mrs. William Lamont has
notified his parents that he has land
ed in North Africa following an un
, Cpl. Fulford McMillan, who has
been on manuvers in Tennessee, ar
rived home Tuesday. He will report
back to Camp Breckenridge, Ky. af
ter a 15 day furlough.
Petty Officer H. T. Harlee, chief
storekeeper U. S. Coast Guard, of
Greenport, L. I., and his family spent
last week with Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Strong Demand For
Better Grades On
Lumberton, Sept. 1. Lumberton's
tobacco market opened up its fourth
week of the selling season Monday
with the expectation of running close
to 17,000,000 pounds sold by Friday
nisht. Capacity houses were handled
every day last week, coming to Friday
afternoon with a total of 12,078,580
pounds sold for a general market av
erage of $40.84.
With most of the tips and common
tobacco cleared up, the auction hou
ses were expecting the better quality
of tobacco to be put on the market
this week and next. Most of the buy
ing companies are now fairly well
loaded with lower grade leaf and are
eager for the better quality. Wrap
pers and all other tobacco from
around the middle of the stalk are in
Approximately half of the crop in
the Lumberton area has been market-
ed up to the end of the week. All
grades sold well in Lumberton last
week, but at the close it was appar
ent that there would be an easing off
on the lower grades to make room for
pick-ups on the better leaf. Six sales
are held in Lumberton every day
with all of the big buying companies
on all the auctions.
Hobgood Says Firm
Ceiling In South
"Our warehouse at Live Oak, Fla.,
this year averaged better than the
ceiling price for over two and one-
half million pounds of tobacco.
stated O. T. Hobgood Tuesday, "and
we aim to have our Carthage ware
house do the same thing for the
farmers of this section."
Mr. Hobgood. operator of the
Smothers Bros, and Hobgood ware
house at Carthage was in Hoke coun
ty doing a bit of "drumming," and
dropped into the News-Journal office
to start his firm's advertising cam
paign for the season. This is their
third year of operation at Carthage,
though the concern has been running
warehouses at Reidsville and in Ken
tucky for some 15 years.
Last year the concern sold a total
of 17,000,000 pounds of tobacco in
warehouses located at Live Oak,
Carthage .Reidsville and in Ky.
"We are aiming to sell at least 2
million more than that this season.
We want the farmers of Hoke coun
ty to know that we are an independ
ent concern which works for the
highest price on every pound told
in any of our warehouses."
Pullorum, one of the most Infectious
diseases of chickens, hns been re
duced one-third since 1936. Infected
birds should be promptly removed
from breeding flocks, say Extension
specialists at N. C. State College.
Puppy Creek Negro
Held For Hearing
On Rape Charges
George Maynor 16 year old negro
of the Puppy Creek section is in the
Hoke county jail awaiting hearing
Tuesday on charges of criminally as
saulting a 12 year old Negro girl, Mil
dred Stewart, also of that section.
The girl reported the incident to
county officers on August 21st, but it
was not until Tuesday that Maynor
was apprehended, according to Sher
iff D. H. Hodgin. Maynor was taken
near his home Tuesday evening by
Deputies Crawford Wright and Rufe
Saunders. Mr. Saunders told the
sheriff that Maynor admitted having
assaulted the girl.
According to the Stewart girl, she
was on her way home from the New
ton service station on Saturday, Au
gust 21st, about a mile from her home,
when Maynor accosted her. She told
officers that she resisted his approach
es and that Maynor seized her and
pulled her into a patch of woods
where he assaulted her.
The girl told the officers that she
had known Maynor for some time and
was positive in her Identification of
A preliminary hearing will be given
Maynor before Judge Henry McDiar
mid Tuesday, according to Sheriff
May Be Varied
The local Office of Civilian Defense
released the following notice yes
terday relating to future blackouts.
It is entirely probable that on the
next secret air raid drill and blackout
that the regular sequence of color
signals may not be followed, but a
distinct variance of standard se
quence as heretofore practiced, for
After the second BLUE, the next
signal may be another RED and it is
possible that a BLUE may be called
and no other color until the ALL
CLEAR and also your first signal may
be possibly a RED.
In the event of the varied sequence
of signals, some confusion and viola
tions may occur. The office asks for
full cooperation of everyone in suc
cessfully carrying out future black
At 12:01 a. m. Sunday, Septem
ber 12, 1943, the brown "point
stamps" in War Ration Book III
will be used for rationing meats
fats, oils, canned fish, cheese, cann
ed milk, and all other commodities
now rationed with the red stamps
in War Ration Book II.
The order in which the stamps
will become valid and their expi
ration dates are shown below.
Stamps Valid Expire
A (18 Pts.) Sept. 12 Oct 2
B (16 Pts.) Sept. 19 Oct. 2
C (16 Pts) Sept. 26 Oct. 30
D (16 Pts.)
E (16 Pts.
E (16 Pts.)
F (16 Pts.)
Poultry Prices Set
For East Carolina
The following prices have been set
by OPA for poultry in Eastern North
Carolina: Sales to dealer at fhp
farm: broilers, fryers and roosters
28 l-2c per pound; for hens, all
weights 25c lb; for roosters 21c lb;
sales to dealers and restaurants de
livered: all young poultry 30c lb; for
hens 26 l-2c lb; roosters 22 l-2c
lb; sales to individual customers: all
young poultry 36c lb; 32c lb for hens
and 27c per pound for roosters. No.
rationing coupons are required.
New adult bicycles are rationed.
War workers, messengers, students,
and others who need them for essen
tial transportation are the nnlv
eligible to purchase them; they may
secure certificates upon application
from their local War Price and Ra
Children's bicycles (less than 17
inches from pedal crank to post mast);
bicycles made with small front wheel
to accommodate large baskets for de
livery purposes; used bicycles and bi
cycle tires and tubes are not rationed.
Extreme drought has caused a cri
tical feed shortage in Vance County
and growers are planning to plant ex
tra small grains, cover crops, and
.permanent pastures, reports County
Agent J. W. Sanders of the State Col
lege Extension Service.
Articles For Camp
The Raeford Kiwanis club has
been asked for a number of arti
cles to be used in equipping day
rooms at Camp Mackall for the
entertainment of soldiers.
These are the principal items.
Five card tables
The Kiwanis club has agreed to
aid in the collection of these
things, and if people wishing to
help in securing articles will give
them or money toward their pur
chase to K. A. McDonald, they
will be delivered.
The request for these articles
was made through the camp and
hospital committee of the Hoke
County chapter of the Red Cross
of which Mrs. A. S. Knowles is
Bakers Open Cafe
At Wright Place
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Baker have
opened the former Wright's cafe on
Route 15-A under the name of the C.
& E. Cafe.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker came here from
Blackstone, Va., where they operated
a restaurant for some time. Though
originally from Raeford they have
been on the West Coast where, they
were also in the cafe business for
about eight years.
Home Mission Conference Precedes
Synod Meeting At FMC, Red Springs
Presbyterian Groups In Sessions Next Week To Hear Many Church
Leaders Mission Leaders Meet September 6
Synod Opens Night Of 7th.
Red Springs, Sept. 1. On Monday
and Tuesday, September 6-7, a pre
synod home mission conference of
workers in home mission fields in the
Presbyterian synod of North Carolina
will be held here at Flora Macdonald
college, just before the annual meet
ing of the synod, wnicn win exiena
from September 7 to September 9.
Dr. William Crowe, Jr., pastor of
the First Presbyterian church of Wil
mington, will make the opening ad
dress of the conference on Monday,
September 6 at 2:30 P. M. Dr. J. W.
Witherspoon of Lexington will pre
side. After the address, Rev. P. D. Pat
rick of Kings Mountain will speak on
"Our Outpost Work?" He will be fol
lowed by Rev. S. B. Lapsley of Abing
don, Va., on "The Home Mission
Emergency Fund," of which he is the
director for the General Assembly.
A forum on the emergency fund will
follow Dr. Lapsley's address.
Rev. O. V. Caudill of Elkin, will
speak on "Our Building Problems."
Mr. Caudill will have an exhibit of
church architecture on display.
On Monday evening. Dr. H. B.
Blakeley of Charlotte will make a
devotional address on "The Christian
Home in the Book of Acts." Rev.
Dana Waters of Locust will preside.
Rev. H. E. Carter, pastor of Ann
Street church of Mobile, Ala., will
speak on "Our Negro Work," which
will be followed by a forum on Ne
On Tuesday morning September 7,
Karl G. Hudson of Raleigh will pre
side and Dr. Blakely will speak on
"The Christian Home in the Epistles
Rev. M. O. Summers of Raleigh will
speak on "Evangelism." Dr. Sum
mers is a member of the assembly's
committee on Evangelism. A forum
Rev. R. H. Stone general secretary
of Mecklenburg presbytery, with
headquarters in Charlotte, will speak
on "The Challenge of the Cities," fol
lowed by a forum.
Dr. E. E. Gillespie of Greensboro,
superintendent of home missions of
the Synod, will present "Outstanding
Things of the Year." There will be
an exhibit of the work in the nine
On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. L. R.
Scott of Goldsboro will preside and
Dr. Blakely will speak on "The Chris
tian Home in the Epistles of Peter."
Dr. G. A. Wilson of Wilmington will
make an address on "Home Mission
Soldier Defense Work" of which
he is director. Rev. A. H. Key, pastor
of Bethlehem church In Union county
will speak on "The Lord's Acre Plan."
The closing address will be by Dr.
George Mauze of Winston-Salem.
K. A. McDonald, I. Mann, and
Misses Marion Maxwell and Mary
Anne Currie attended the district
meeting of Office of Price Adminis
tration which was held at Clinton
The coming price pledge campaign
of the OPA was discussed and plans
for the campaign in counties and in
dividual localities were presented.
Of Farm Bureau
' i 168 members of the Hoke
Cy varm Bureau, their wives and
a r, of special guests are ex-
pectt - . ather here tonight for the
anniia.O 'ing of the association
which vp held at the Armory.
R. FlalC J v, executive secretary
of the StatAO, iu, will be the head
liner of the g's program. Sev
eral other out uv. vn guests are ex
pected to make talks. The meet
ing will be presided over by President
N. H. G. Balfour who, with the assis
tance of Tommy Upchurch, has ar
ranged a full and interesting program.
The meeting will be opened with a
genuine Hoke County fish supper,
superintended by Crawford Thomas
and prepared under the guidance of
John McGoogan and his able staff of
cohorts who officiate over the fire at
frequent intervals throughout the
year. Mr. Thomas states that there
are now in preparation some four hun
dred pounds of fish, a hundred pounds
of potatoes, a flock of cabbage slaw
and about so much corn bread, coffee
and the other things that make up
the evening's menu. "We are expect
ing to have some 350 people present,"
concluded Mr. Thomas, "and we are
going to have a plenty for every one
The 130th annual session of the
Presbyterian Synod of North Caroli
na will open at Red Springs Tuesday,
"September 7 at 8 P. M. for a three-day
session, and will close Thursday at
3:45 P. M.
Rev. J. O. Mann of Charlotte will
preach the opening sermon as moder
ator which will be followed by a
memorial service for deceased minis
ters members of synod who have died
during the year.and a communion
service led by Reverends H. G. Bed
ingcr and J. B. Black, both of Red
Springs. A new moderator will be
Synod will meet at 9 A. M. on Wed
nesday, in a devotional service. Rev.
A. L. Thompson, Raleigh, will pre
side and the devotional address will
be by Dr. E. T. Thompson, Richmond,
Va., of Union Seminary.
Rev. A. R. Batchelor, Richmond,
new director of Sunday school work
for the assembly will speak on "Re
ligious Education." Reports will be
made on Home Missions and Educa
After lunch Dr. J. R. Cunningham
of Davidson college will speak on
WILL GET REPORTS.
Reports will be received on or
phans home, evangelism, soldier work
and nominations will be made.
On Wednesday night, with Rev.
S. W. Dubose of Hillsboro presiding,
Dr. C. H. Pritchard of Atlanta, Ga.,
will speak on Home Missions, and Dr.
H. W. Myers, missionary to Japan,
On Thursday morning Dr. E. T.
Thompson will make another devo
tional address, with Rev. T. H. Ham
ilton, Kinston, presiding.
Dr. B. R. Lacy of Richmond will
I speak on Union seminary and reports
! ...ill Ka K.. :
The morning session will close with a
sermon by Dr. James A. Jones, of
After lunch Dr. J. R. Cunningham
will speak again and reports will be
received from N. C. Council of
churches, William Black Home, Fi
nances and Treasurer, Mountain Re
treat association and standing com
mittees. Orthopedic Clinic
Friday, Sept. 3rd
An Orthopedic Clinic will be held
in the basement of the Agricultural
building in Lumberton on Friday,
September 3, 1943, beginning at 9
Dr. L. D. Baker, of Duke Hospital,
will be the surgeon in charge. The
clinic is free to indigents.
Washington, Aug. 19. Sixty thou'
sand employes of the Chrysler Motor
Company today were denied union
maintenance and dues checkoff eb-
cause of their role in numerous
"quickie" strikes. In its unprece
dented action the War Labor Board
set up an important umpire to issue
decisions in future labor disputes.
Group Sent To Fort
The following Negroes were sent to
Fort Bragg for final examination and
induction on August 30th, from Heke
Roosevelt Gilchrist, John Allen Ro
per, Moldon Harris, Charles D. Mc
Millan, John Henry Moore, George
Thomas Ray Fred Lawrence, Jr., Ed
ward Allen Black.
Jake Byrd, (t), Alex Little, Odes
Bridges, Alton Cleo Beatty, John
David Gurley, James Alton Thomas,
Lee Grant Bethea, Ernest James Mc
Crae. Johnnie B. Black, Roscoe Daniel
McMillan, Malcon McQuaige, Arthur
Grady Clark, Samuel Dexter McNeill,
In Navy Now.
Robert Louis Strother, of the Mon
trose section, reported as a delinquent
by Hoke County Selective Service
board, has been inducted into the Na
vy at Baltimore, according to Miss
Peggy McFayden, clerk of the local
The Christmas shopping season is
here . . . even though the weather is
still warm, according to Postmaster
Lacy F. Clark of Raeford.
Mailing of gifts for Army and Na
vy personnel overseas must begin by
September 15, if many of the men and
women in our armed services are not
to be disappointed; and September
15 is nearly here.
Christmas gifts may be mailed by
parcel post to Army men and women
overseas only between September 15
and October 15. After the latter
date, such parcels may ont be mailed
unless a written request from the sol
dier for the article is presented with
each parcel. No soldier should have
to ASK for a Christmas gift; so gifts
must be mailed on time.
Mail of all kinds is vital to the spir
it of fighting men. Every officer who
has inspected our Army and Navy
postal facilities overseas has reported
that thousands of fighting men disre
gard mess call when it conflicts with
mail call, and get their letters first.
Officers at our large military and na
val stations report that the spirit and I
efficiency of their men receive a dis- I
tinct lift when mail is distributed.
Rules for Christmas mailings to the
fighting forces overseas were made
public in June for the guidance of
early shoppers. They include:
The parcel must not exceed five
pounds, and must not be more than
15 inches in length or 36 inches in
length and girth combined. It should
be marked "Christmas parcel".
The parcel must be well and strong
ly packed, in a container of metal,
wood, or strong fiber board, then
wrapped in strong paper and tied with
twine. The cover should be such that
it can be opened readily for censor
ship. The contents should be packed
Perishable goods are prohibited.
Intoxicants, inflamable materials such
as matches or lighter fluids, poisons,
and anything that may damage other
mail also are prohibited. Gifts en
closed in glass should be substantial
ly packed to avoid breakage. Sharp
instruments, such as razors and
knives, must have their edges and
points protected so that they cannot
cut through the coverings and injure
postal personnel or damage other
Since the armed forces are being
plentifully supplies with food and
clothing, the Army and Navy recom
mend against these as gifts.
Addresses must be written clearly
and completely, in addition to the re
turn address of the sender.
Picnics Feature August Meetings
Of Home Demonstration Clubs
The Antioch, Blue Springs, Pine
Forest and Little River communities
held annual picnics in August.
These picnics were attended by 213
people. The Antioch club met on the
spasious lawn at the home of Mrs.
Ethel Watson, the secretary of the
club. The Little River group, in order
to save gas and tires, held their pic
nic jointly with the local Sunday
The Rockfish, Mildouaon, Arabia,
and Ashmont clubs, instead of hav
ing picnics in August, gave their
time to canning for the school lunch
rooms in their local communities.
Mrs. Marshall Newton, Mrs. Joe
Lovitt, Mrs. Lucy Smith, and Mrs.
Lee Maxwell attended the annual
meeting of the State Council of the
North Carolina Federation of Home
Demonstration Clubs which was held
at State College, Raleigh, on August
World War Knucks
Figure In Court
A pair of knucks combined with a
short dagger, a hand-to-hand fight
ing instrument issued infantrymen in
the first World War, figured in a case
heard before Judge McDiarmid Tues
day in county court.
A young boy, Eugene Campbell,
had come across the death-dealing
weapon in the manner in which kids
often "just find something," accord
ing to testimony. Saturday afternoon
he was trying to sell it to one Wil
liam Watson. Evidently Eugene was
driving a hard bargain and Watson
was not very fast in closing the deal.
Perhaps Eugene wanted a nickel ex
tra for an ice cream cone, over and
above movie money anyhow Chief
McQuage spotted the instrument and
noted the trading. Watson had the
dagger in his hands but, according
to testimony, he had not come into
possession of it when he was arrest
ed. He pleaded not guilty and was
found not guilty of carrying a con
Zig McLean, negro paid court costs
for being drunk and disorderly. John
nie F. Heath, white, pleaded guilty to
charges of driving recklessly and paid
costs. Johnnie McKinnon paid costs
for operating car without drivers li
censes. Jessie Brown paid costs for
having improper brakes on his car.
George Cole, negro, had his license
suspended and paid $50 and costs for
driving drunk. Morgan Johnson Pir
kle, negro, drew the same sentence
for a similar offense. Tom Murray
paid costs for possession of home
GETS 6 MONTHS.
Pernell Locklear, indian, whose
wife testified that he threatened to
cut her throat with a knife and ac
tually drew the knife slowly across
her neck, was sentenced fo the roads
for six months.
Wade Hampton and Robert F. Bur
gess, out-of-state motorists, each for
feited bonds of $15 posted when ar
rested for speeding. ' Norman Mc-
Millan, negro, paid costs for drunke
ness. Willie Hasty, negro, paid costs
in two cases where he was charged
of carrying a conceaed weapon, a ra
zor, and carrying a shotgun off his
premises on Sunday, and for drunk
Farmers Urged To
Fight For Higher
Grade Of Cotton
Local Gins and County Agent Distri
bute Material I'rging Greater Care
In Harvesting Crop.
War Food Administrator Marvin
Jones has appealed to cotton farmers,
ginners and pickers of Hoke County
to help relieve a critical shortage of
high grade cotton for war purposes.
He points out that while the nation's
total stocks of cotton are still large,
"the decline in grade is startling."
In line with Mr. Jones' appeal, the
War Food Administration and the Na
tional Cotton Council have placed in
the hands of ginners in Hoke County
and in the office of County Agent, A.
S. Knowles, supplies of literature and
other materials which show the meth
ods through which grade may be im
proved by the individual harvester
and ginner of seed cotton.
"To give the army an adequate sup
ply of the grades required for milita
ry goods," says the Council, "it is co-
ing to be necessary for every individu-
al farmer to: 1) pick his cotton only
when it is dry; 2)keep leaf and other
trash out of it; 3) get cotton out of the
field before it suffers weather dam
age; 4) be sure that he does not mix
good cotton with bad."
11th. These ladies reported a most
enjoyable meeting. Hoke was one of
the 44 counties in the State which
The Home Agent, serving as local
vice chairman, was joint hostess with
Mrs. Laurence Poole, County Bond
Chairman for Women, at a luncheon
at Mrs. Poole's home on Thursday,
August 26. Bond chairman from var
ious womens' organizations in Rae
ford and in the county were guests.
Mrs. P. P. McCain, district chairman
discussed the third war loan drive
and plans were made to help put the
drive over in the county.
Twenty four pressure cookers were
received by merchants in the county
during the month. These were pur
chased by those people whose ap
plications for cookers had been ap
proved by the machinery rationing
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