The Hoke County Journal
The Hoke County News
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 16
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 1943
(2.00 PER YEAR
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Hubert Cameron is now stationed
at Camp Mackall. Hubert formerly
was in a searchlight battalion (moon
light Cavalry) but is now a paratroop
Sgt. Elmer Gordon, who has been
stationed at Mission, Texas, for sev
enteen months has recently arrived at
a post in Alaska, according to a letter
received this week by his mother,
Mrs. Henry Gordon.
Hubert Cameron, who is now in an
Airborne Division at Camp Mackall
spent Sunday with his parents.
Clyde Upchurch, Jr. and Malloy La
mont ran up on each other recently
Somewhere in Africa.
Corporal Eugene Seaford, formerly
stationed at Curacao, who has been
visiting his mother, left this week for
New Orleans to report for duty.
Hoke Women Give
Red Cross Aids
Reports showing that 1987 hours
had been given to volunteer services
of the Red Cross Camp and Hospital
service during the past four months
by women of Hoke County were pre
sented at a district meeting of the C.
and H. committee by Mrs. H. A. Cam
eron, chairman of production for
The meeting was held last week at
Camp Mackall and was attended by
Mrs. Cameron, Dr. R. L. Murray,
chairman of the Red Cross chapter of
Hoke County, and Miss Josephine
Hall, chairman of the Camp and Hos
pital Service council.
Mrs. Cameron's report showed that
articles valued at $457.00 had been
nade by the Hoke chapter, at a net
ist from chapter funds of $90.80. All
ime and much of the material used
were additional contributions of the
The report showed that the follow
ing articles have been completed or
contributed during this period and are
now at hospitals at either Fort Br.igg,
Camp Mackall, Seymour-Johnson
Field or Maxton Airbase: 28 woolen
afghans, 58 bed pan covers, 52 bed
jackets, 100 bedside bags, 50 hotwater
bottle covers, 50 icebag covers, 17
fracture pillows and 17 covers, 77 pair
bedroom shoes, 1 layette, 3 subscrip-.
tions to Satevepost, 6 cardtable, 3
pens and desk sets, and 8 packs play
Mrs. Cameron pointed out that wo
men from throughout the county have
entered into this work wholehearted
ly, and she especially commended the
contributions of the members of the
home demonstration clubs who have
contributed so. greatly in this period,
though it was one of the very busiest
.seasons of the farm year.
William D. McCraney
Of Vass Dies At
William Duncan McCraney, 59,
died in Lee County Hospital, Sanford,
Monday night at 9 o'clock.
He was a resident of Vass and was
a well known lumberman in that sec
tion. He was the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Duncan McCraney of Vass.
Kuneral services were held Wednes
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pres
byterian Church in Vass, with inter
ment in the Cypress Presbyterian
Surviving are his wife, who before
" nr marriage was Carrie Thompson;
three children, Mrs. Duncan McGill,
Va., Mrs. A. M. Hemple, Hamlet,
' Relniond McCraney, Yorktown, Va.;
six giandchildren; two brothers, John
' McCraney of Millard, Miss., and Smith
McCraney of St. Pauls; and one sis
ter, Mrs. O. E. Hamilton, Godwin.
Rev. W. C. Brown
Rev. W. C. Brown, former Presby
terian pastor of Raeford and a man
greatly loved by people of this entire
section, is very ill at the University of
Va. Hospital Charlottsville, Va.
Since his wife's death Mr. Brown has
been making his home with his son,
Lamont, in Washington, D. C. He was
taken to Charlottsville about ten days
igo. His condition is considered very
Feathers from chicken-dressing
plants are being preserved in a weak
acid solution and will be used for
sleeping bags, pillows, and for camouflage.
Hoke High School
The high school schedule has been
worked out to avoid conflicts as much
as possible. The first period class
determines the home room and the
faculty adviser. S'udents are re
quested to arrange their schedule so
that the first period will correspond
with their grade if possible. This will
help in the guidance program and
class meetings. The grade classifica
tion is determined by the number of
units completed. Students who have
completed 0, 1, or 2 units are in the
9th grade: 3, 4, 5, or 6 units in 9A
grade; 7, 8, 9, or 10 units in the 10th
grade; 11 or more units but cannot
graduate in the 11th grade; and those
who can complete the required 20
units are in the 12th grade.
In order that students may plan
their daily schedule the various sub
jects are listed for each period with
the classroom indicated:
First period: 9th grade-Latin I No.
26 and Math I No. 12; 10th grade
Agriculture III No. 2 and French I
No. 10; 11th grade Typing II No. 4,
Shbrthand No. 11 and Home Econo
nomics III No. 22; 12th grade Eng
lish V No. 20.
Second period: Activities
Third period: General Science No.
26, Civics-Health No. 11, Agriculture
III No. 2, English III No. 10, Book
keeping I No. 20, Typing No. 4, Home
Economics III No. 22 and Chemistry
Fourth Period: Math I No. 12,
General Business No. 26. Typing I No.
4, English III No. 10, English IV No.
20 and Sociology Economics No. 11.
Fifth period: (lunch-: English I
No. 10, Typing I No. 4, U. S. History
No. 12. Senior Home Economics No.
22, Physical Education and Band.
Sixth period: Agriculture I No. 2,
Home Economics I No. 22, Math III
No. 26, French II No. 10, English V
No. 20, Physical Education and Band.
Seventh period: Agriculture I No.
2, Home Economics I No. 22, English
II No. 10, Typing I No. 4, Math IV No.
26, Physical Education and Band.
Eighth period: (for those who do not
ride the first bus loads): English I No.
10. U. S. History No. 12, Typing II No.
4, English IV No. 20, Physical Educa
tion and Band.
Teachers of the various subjects
are: Miss Adcock 9th English and
Art; Miss Baldwin-Tl-Band and Public
School Music; Miss Cress Typing;
Mr. Dpwd Agriculture; Miss Fisher
8th Mathematics, General Science and i
General Business; Miss Gill English
IV and English V; Mrs. Gore Latin I,
English III and Library; Mis. Mc
Donald U. S. History and Math I;
Mrs. McKeithan 8th History-Helath,
8th General Science; Mrs. McLean
French I, French II, English I and
English II; Miss Parker Physical
Education, Shorthand and Bookkeep
ing; Miss Peele Home Economics;
Mrs. White Civic-Health, Sociology
Economics, Math III and Math IV;
Mr. White Principal and Chemistry.
Foods: UVW, Oct. 20.
Meats: Red XYZ, Br'n AB, Oct. 2.
Sugar: Stamp 14, 5 lbs. Oct. 31.
Shoes: Stamp 18, October 31.
Gasoline: No. 6-A coupons, Nov. 21.
The "farmer's friend" form PD
181, which covets the sale of butter,
chickens and cured ham may now
be secured from the board office, or
through the county agent or home
The gasoline board will issue "T"
gas books on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 23-25. Users of these
books may get them from 1 to 5
o'clock, Thursday or Friday, and from
8:30-12 and 1-5 Saturday.
Application blanks for the new "A"
books will be at all service stations af
ter October 1st. These should be
filled out immediately and mailed to
the local board not later than October
22nd. Persons needing assistance in
filling out these forms may secure
same when they make application for
their Ration Book Four at the schools
Price Panels have received notice
to check very carefully on prices be
ing charged at local stores, especially
on onions, meats, lettuce and cabbage.
Retail prices for lettuce have been
re-adjusted. The price for 60-count
lettuce the size most generally sold
in this section is 13c per head. Smal
ler heads are priced at 11c, and the
larger head at 16c.
The War Food Administration has
reported that deliveries of edible fats
and oils to representatives of Soviet
Russia during the first 7 months of
this year totaled 264 million pounds,
mostly linseed oil.
B, ' r v MX i
IT'S FUN TO THEM. Work is recreation to these patients at the Laur-inburg-Maxton
Army Air Base hospital who find their fun in the hobby
woodworking shop opened for their use. Pictured, from front to rear, are:
Corp. Neil Hugh of Hebron, Ind., Corp. William E. Glaser of Temple, Tex.,
Pfc. John W. Kilburn of Holtwood, Pa., Pvt. Thurman Hicks of Memphis,
Tenn., and M Sgt. Eugene Klein of Williamsburg, Va.
Hoke County Falls Behind In Drive
Towards $209,000 3rd War Loan Quota
Though many small buyers are pur
chasing War Loan Bonds throughout
the county in the 3rd War Loan drive,
Hoke county has joined much of the
Nation in falling down far below ex
pectations for the second week of the
campaign, according to J. L. McNeill,
county War Loan chairman.
Total sales to three o'clock yester
day were only. $91,000 or but 43.6 per
cent of the $209,000 quota assigned the
county, Mr. McNeill reported.
Sales have dropped in percentages
throughout the country, Treasury De
partment officials reported on the
13th day of the drive. Only Mary
land had surpassed its quota. Rhode
Island had bought 98 per cent, and
North Carolina which was in third
place last week, had dropped way
down the list with only 66 per cent
of quota. Wyoming was on the bot
tom with but 50 per cent.
Bond Workers To Meet
Township, and Raeford zone and
club chairman working as the 3rd
War Loan Committee are asked to
meet with Chairmen J. L. McNeill and
Mrs. W. L. Poole on Tuesday night of
next week for a complete check-up of
the progress of the drive to that
Mr. McNeill stated yesterday that
many of the workers and most of the
citizens of Hoke county have only just
begun to realize how big an undertak
ing we have in selling $209,000 worth
of bonds in the county. "When the
Treasury stated that this Loan was
going to "hurt" those people knew
what they were talking about," com
mented Mr. McNeill. "Now," he adds,
"we are beginning to find out just how
much it will "hurt" to see that Hoke
county does not fail in its obligation
to our country and our fighting men
and women. We have got to deny
ourselves many things beyond those
articles that are rationed before we
win this war, and we will have to de
ny ourselves the use of a great deal
of our money when and as long as
Uncle Sam needs it. It's going to take
denial on the part of every one to put
Hoke county across the top."
Three Negroes Are
Accepted At Bragg
Three Hoke county negroes were
accepted for the service at the Fort
Bragg induction center last week, it
was announced yesterday by the Hoke
Entering the army are J. D, Mor
risey and Ray Lee Monroe. Ed Doug
las Dukes was accepted by the' Navy.
22 men were in the group examined.
At Bethel Sunday
Regular church services will be
held at Bethel Presbyterian Church
Sunday afternoon at 3:30. The Rev.
Harry K. Holland will conduct the
Following the sermon a congrega
tional meeting will be held to receive
and vote on a report by the pulpit
committee. It is expected that a call
will be issued by the church to a minister.
Two Large Stills
And Two Operators
For the first time since sugar ra
tioning cut off the bootleggers' sup
ply of that vital ingredient of stump
hcle whiskey. County officers raided
two large blind-tigers in a single day
un last Saturday.
Catching the stills in operation,
Sidney Davis, a white man of Ashe
boro, and Fairley Jones, a Negro of
Aberdeen, were captured by Deputies'
J. C. Wright and W. R. Sanders. Each
of the stills was lo?ated in an isolat
ed section of Quewhiffle creek on
lands of Bud Strothers. Officers sta
ted that Strothers had nothing to do
with the stills.
The stills were of 300 gallons capa
city each. Some 700 gallons of mash
was destroyed, and 15 gallons of li
quor was brought in from the two
stills. Officers stated that each had
just started operation shortly before
they were raided. They stated that
they were unable to ascertain where
the men had got their sugar, but be
lieved that they were peddling the li
quor out to soldiers and were charg
ing so much money and so much su
gar for the finished product. Some
instances of charging sugar coupons
also have been reported by officers
and it is possible that some of the su
gar may have been obtained through
this black-market operation.
First Graders Are
Urged To Enter
Parents of all children expected to
enter school this fall for the first time
are urged to have their children at
school the first day.
Miss Anne Buie, grammar grades
principal, states that a child must be
six years old by October 1st to enter
first grade and that they should be
vaccinated against diptheria, small
pox and typhoid.
Are Buying War Bonds
Sanatorium, Sept. 21 Staff mem
bers, employes and patients of the
North Carolina State Sanatorium are
responding in a fine way to the call to
buy bonds in the third war drive. E.
B. Satterwhite, postmaster, reports
that to date bonds in the amount of
$3,918, purchase value, have been sold
through the local postoffice.
A quota of $5,000, maturity value,
was assigned the Sanatorium. Ma
turity value of bonds purchased to
date is $5,225.
Mrs. P. P. McCain, regional chair
man of the woman's division of the
war loan drive, is serving as local
Cecil Teal's "Daddy" J. L. Teal is
working with a machinery concern in
To Preach Oct. 3rd
At Galatia Church
Special morning and afternoon ser
vices will be conducted by the Rev.
George A. Ray at Galatia Church on
Sunday, October 3rd, according to an
announcement received from Mr. Ray
Mr. Ray is the rector of the Church
of the Holy Apostles, protestant-epis-
copal, in Chicago. The morning ser
vice will be conducted at the eleven
o'clock hour and a special invitation
has been extended to the Ray and Mc
Fadyen families to attend this service.
During the intermission hour a bas
ket dinner will be had and a reunion
of the Ray and McFadyen families
will be held.
Mr. Ray is a decendant of John Ray,
one of the founders of Galatia church,
and a member of the Ray family
which was active in the establishment
also of Longstreet and Old Bluff
Assault Case Aired
In County Court;
Fine Drunk Drivers
Indictments and counter-indictments
growing out a fight in the Ara
bia community some weeks ago re
sulted in the conviction of two of the
three defendants on assault charges
in co'.nty court Tuesday.
Roscoe Jackson was indicted for as
sault on Robert Woodcock and Wood
cock and Frank Bristow were indict
ed for assault on Jackson. All plead
ed not guilty. Judge McDiarmid
found Jackson guilty of assault with
a deadly weapon and gave him a sen
tence of 60 days on the roads. The
sentence was later suspended upon
payment of $25 and costs. Wcodcock
was found not guilty. Bristow was
found guilty of simple assault and or
dered to pay costs. All the defen
dants were white men.
James McBryde, negro, and Laymon
Adams, white, each was found guilty
of driving cars while drunk. Their
drivers licenses were suspended and
each paid $50 and costs in lieu of serv
ing 60 days on the roads.
John Townsend and his wife, Dora
Townsend, negroes, paid costs for the
possession of non-tax paid liquor.
Garland Jones negro, paid costs for
drunkeness. Fairley Jones negro, of
Aberdeen, paid costs for having beer
for, the purpose of making liquor. He
also was found guilty of possession of
a still, and paid costs, a fine of $5 and
a $20 still fee. Total fines and costs
for the two cases amounted to $56.10.
The case against Willie Davis, in
dicted by Willie May McCrimmon on
a warrant charging rape and carnal
knowledge, was continued until next
Tuesday for hearing. Davis was ad
mitted to $300 bail.
Late War News
Discussion of draft law changes to
defer "dads" was postponed to the
second week of the session of Con
gress which convened this week. Gen
eral George C. Marshall, chief of
Staff, and other high-ranking officers
of the army and navy have appeared
before the congressional committee.
400,000 more men will be needed by
January 1st, according to their testi
mony. Unless the present stock-taking
inventory now in progress at all
branches of the Selective service sys
tem finds an untapped storehouse of
unmarried or childless men, it is ap
Darent that Senator Wheeler's effort
to defer fathers cannot succeed.
The Canadian conference of
Churchill and Roosevelt apparently
decided on General Marshall as su
preme Allied Forces commander and
Lord Louis Montbatten as Asiatic
commander. General McArthur im
mediately announced that he was wil
ling to play a secondary role In the
Corsica and Sardinia were seized
by an Allied force this week. Amer
icans and Italians took over Sardina
while Free French and Italians drove
the Germans out of Napoleon's birth
place of Corsica.
Armchair strategists and Russian
advocates of an immediate second
front on the West Coast of Europe
were told that the new invasion was
coming, but that it would come when
every last detail had been prepared,
by Winston Churchill in a speech to
Will Rogers New
Drug Clerk At Reaves
Will L.tRogcrs, formerly with the
Reaves stores at Fayetteville, is now
with Reaves Drug Store of Raeford as
drug clerk. Mr. Rogers is a native of
Leroy Lewis, Sec.
Following the address of Dr. Ros
coe McMillan made before the Rae
ford Kiwanis club last Thursday
evening, Ryan McBryde, program
chairman for tonight, announced that
Leroy Lewis, executive secretary of
the State Bankers Association would
be the speaker on tonight's program.
Dr. McMillan, secretary and treas
urer of the Medical Society of. North
Carolina, attacked the proposed Wag
ner social security bill and medical
control act now before Congress "as
the most dangerous and most vicious
legislation ever to be introduced into
the halls of Congress."
Stating that it would take away the
privileges of every physician, and of
every person in chosing which phy
sician should attend him, he charac
terized the bill as revolutionary. The
Federal government, he said, would
take over the supervision of all med
ical and hospital service and put its
complete control into the hands of
the Surgeon-General of the United
States. The Surgeon-General would
appoint a 16-man board to advise
him, then they would hire all the
doctors, establish rates of pay and de
termine to which doctor a patient
could go, by limiting the number of
patients a physician or specialists
might have. This board would also
be responsible for the operation of all
The bill, which asks for some 7
billions of dollars to be collected out
of the pay envelopes of all people who
earn any income is an enlargement of
the present social security laws and
proposes medical and social welfare
treatment for every person in the
United States throughout their lives.
All of the money would be raised by
taxation, the speaker said. 6 per cent
of all wages and salaries would be
required from workers, and the em
ployers would pay an additional 6
per cent. Professional men and self
employed persons would pay 7 per
cent of their income, while govern
ment workers would pay only 3 1-2
per cent of their pay checks.
Dr. McMillan stated that the Amer
ican system of medical care was by
far the most advanced of any nation
and that in 1942 we had, as a nation,
the highest health record and lowest
death record for any like group of
people ever known. In the past 50
years, he stated, under our competi
tive system great strides have been
made in this country and the average
life of American citizens had been
nearly doubled. The men of the pro
fession take great pride in this devel
opment, such pride that we do not
want to see it ruined by a program of
state medicine such as has been in
stituted in Germany and Russia.
Following Dr. McMillan's address
a discussion of features of the propos
ed law was held and questions were
answered by Dr. McMillan, Dr. Win
gate Johnson, editor of the N. C. Med
ical Journal, of Winston-Salem, and
Dr. R. A. Matheson, program chair
man. The club voted to have letters writ
ten to members of the North Carolina
members of Congress asking them to
oppose the Wagner bill.
One of the largest attendances in
recent months was present and Pres
ident Cecil Dew urged all members to
be present for the meeting tonight.
W. R. Barrington
Dies In West
Dunbar Barrington, native of the
Dunbar section of Marlboro county,
S. C, and half-brother of W. R. Bar
rington of Raeford, was reported to
have died last Friday at San Francis
Mr. Barrington, a bachelor, had
made his home in California for some
twenty-five years. He was the opera
tor cf an antique business in San
Francisco. According to the informa
tion received here by his half-brother,
the police believed that he had
been the victim of foul play and his
death was still being investigated.
His body is being held there by the
coroner and funeral arrangements
cannot be made until the pomnlAtinn
of the investigation, it was said.
Horace Sisk Will
Speak At Hoke '
Horace Sisk, president of the N. C.
Educational association and superin
tendent of Fayetteville city schools,
will be the speaker at the county
teachers meeting scheduled for Friday
evening at 8 o'clock.
A general invitation to all interest
ed persons has been extended by
County Superintendent K. A. McDon
ald to attend this meeting. It will be
held in the auditorium of the Hoke