The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 17
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 1943
$2.00 PER YEAR
NEWS OF OUR
To Cornell For Naval
Ensign and Mrs. W. K. Crowley
spent the week end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Crowley. Ensign
Crowley, an Alumnus of U. N. C, is
to report to Cornell University on
Oct. 1 for further training. Since en.
listing in the U. S. Naval Reserve in
October 1942, Ensign Crowley has
been serving as a first class petty of
ficer in Recruiting Service.
Lt. and Mrs. S. M. Parnell are visit
ing Mrs. Parnell's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Mclntyre. Lt. Parnell is
being transferred from McDill Field,
Tampa, to Battle Creek Michigan
where he will report Frida.
Pfc. Tracer Monroe Home.
Pfc. Tracey Monroe is spending a
few days here with his wife and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Monroe.
He will report next week for duty at
Kelly Field, Texas.
Lt. Herbert S. McLean, Jr. is attend
ing the Antiaircraft Artillery School
Camp Davis, North Carolina.
Corporal Charles Odom
Pvt. Charles E. Odom spent a six
day furlough at home recently. Pvt.
Odom, who was on maneuvers in Ten
nessee just before being at home, has
now completed five months service.
He is now stationed at Camp Forrest,
Tenn., with an ordnance depot com
pany. Since reporting there he was
promoted to corporal.
Cpl. J. K. McNeill, of the 319th
Airdrome Squadron, of the Green
ville, (S. C.) Airbase is spending a
10-day furlough at home.
Seaman Robert Looper, USN, spent
last Thursday here with his mother,
rs. J. P. Smith.
S-Sgt. Ivey H. Shankle and Mrs.
Shankle are spending ten days here.
Sgt. Shankle is stationed at Boca Ra
ton, Florida, and Mrs. Shankle lives
Pfc. Tom McBryde
Home From Panama
Pfc. Tom McBryde arrived home
this week for a 20-day furlough. He
has been stationed with a field artil
lery unit in Pannama for the past
fourteen months. Tom was one of the
first of the draftees frbm this county
and was the youngest man in point of
service with his outfit. Most of them
had been in Panama for three years.
He if now stationed at Camp Shelby,
Eugene Johnson, Too
Eugene Johnson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Johnson, is another of the
boys who has been in Panama for a
long time. He is home for furlough,
Tires. Effective Oct. 1st, "A" book
holders only are still ineligible for
tires. Anyone with gasoline allotment
from 90 to 600 miles per month are
now eligible for Grade 3 tires only.
Anyone with gasoline allotment in
excess of 601 miles per month are el
igible for Grade 1.
In the case of obsolete sizes an ap
plicant whose present tires can not
"be recapped or in the absence of ad
equate recapping facilities, maybe is
sued a Grade 1 certificate provided
a currently valid supplemental gas
oline ration is outstanding for the car.
Dealers who have on hand turned
in tires, which are beyond repair or
recapping may brand such tires, using
branding iron, with the figure "O"
and sell them not to exceed the ceil
ing price of this type, or $1.00 per
Effective Oct. 1st, an automobile
tealer may apply for a certificate for
Srade 3 tire or new tube to be
moused on a passenger car held for
Any icrson may acquire, transfer,
mount oi use usei solid tires, used
implement reg used tractor tires, or
ised tubes tn0ut certificate or au
thorization. Kerosene for c.king ana lighting
expiring on Sept. 3h wjI1 be maied
to applicants within weci. Up
on receipt of books vipjants re
urged to return old boc to Ra
Rev. J. D. Whisnant
New Baptist Pastor
The Rev. J. D. Whisnant arrived
here late yesterday to begin his work
as pastor of the Raeford and Wagram
Baptist Churches. He comes here
from a pastorate in Stony Point.
Mr. Whisnant and his wife make
their home in the Raeford pastorium.
This home has recently been re
painted and renovated throughout the
On next Sunday Mr. Whisnant will
conduct services at Wagram and he
will conduct his first series of services
in the Raeford church on Sunday, Oc
tober 9th, according to H. L. Gatlin.
Growth Reviewed .
At Budget Meeting
The Executive Committee of the
Boy Scouts of the Cape Fear Council
met in Lumberton on Monday night,
September 27, to outline the work
for the coming year. Much valuable
information was brought out in the'
discussitm. Actions of general inter
est to us in the Western District were
A recommendation to raise the bud
get a little over $1,000 for the purpose
of hiring two full-time secretaries,
equipping offices and paying rent on
the offices for the year, was deemed
unwise in view of the already in
creased budget. However the coun
cil hopes to obtain $200.00 from pri
vate gifts to get much needed furn
iture for the offices, and Wilmington
was requested to try to arrange for
the offices free from rent. The one
full-time secretary and the one half
time secretary will carry on for an
The question of moving the Scout
Headquarters from Wilmington to a
more central location was discussed,
and a very attractive offer was made
by the Lumberton people, but the
council felt it unwise to move the of
fice this year, and docketed that ques
tion for next year. We folks in the
Western District feel strongly that
the headquarters should be nearer the
center of the council.
The plans to hold the next summer
camp at Lake Singletary at the gov
ernment built camp, was approved.
Two field workers are now active
in the Council, one located at Fay
etteville who will serve this district,
and one at Wilmington who will work
in and around Wilmington. Station
ed at Fayetteville is C. M. Caskins,
and we will be seeing more of him as
the time goes on. The executive for
the Negro work resigned to accept
work in Philadelphia, but Courtland
Baker has another man in view for
J. H. Clark presented the budget
for the year, which was discussed in
detail and adopted. Last year the
council received $10,545.37 and spent
$10, 543.60. which gave a rather close
margin. This year the" budget is in
creased so that the total allocations
for the' year will be $15,096.10, and
the anticipated income for the year
will be $15,121.53. Here again we
hnve a close margin which will make
it necessary for the various districts
to raise their parts promptly. The
Western District last year raised
$728.37, and this coming year we are
tj raise $900.00. The different com
munity allotments can be secured fro
from Mr. W. H. Southerland in Laur
inburg. Courtland Baker gave report of the
work, giving the statistics as follows,
on the first eight months of the year:
Troops at beginning of year, 69, and
on Sept. 1, 76
Scouts at beginning of year 1264;
and on Sept. 1, 1494.
Scouters at beginning of year 387;
and on Sept 1, 454.
Cub packs at beginning of year 9;
and on Sept. 1, 10.
Cubs at beginning of year 198; and
on Sept. 1, 192.
Cubbers at beginning of year 43;
and on Sept. 1, 93.
Eight Men Sent
To Bragg Tuesday
Eight men were sent to Fort Bragg
for examination and induction Tues
day, from Hoke county.
Those in the group were: Clarence
B. Goodwin, Harry Epstein, Norman
Troy Carter, Alfred Junior Long,
Barney Baxley, Roscoe Baxley, Con
nie Cummings and George Willard
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.
lm 4ttfa Examiner '
County Still $29,000 Behind 3rd War Loan
As Drive Nears End; Chairman McNeill
Urges Everyone Help In Last Three Days
Hoke county War Loan Bond pur
chases took a great leap during the
past week with sales jumping from
$91,000 to $180,000 since last Wednes
day, it was reported at the Bond sales
committee meeting held Tuesday
evening. But, there yet remained an
unpurchased amount of $29,000 for
the county to reach its quota, accord
ing to Chairman J. Lawrence McNeill.
Practically all township chairmen
were present for the meeting and a
number were able to report that their
sections had gone over the quota as
signed them. In Antioch, Quewhif
fie and Sanatorium all were well over
their quotas, with $11,150, $15,075
and $7,525 respectively, reported as
purchased, while their quotas were
$10,000, $11,000 and $5,000. Each of
these township committees expect
their total to go higher before Satur
Chairman McNeill told the group
that, so far as he was able to tell, all
of the buyers of bonds of the larger
denominations had made their pur
chases, and that the majority of the
$29,000 would have to come from buy
ers of the smaller bonds. He warn
ed, "This will take a great deal of
personal work by the committee
members. Apparently many folks of
the county have not been seen and
asked to buy bonds. They should not
have to be "asked" to buy them, but
many of them do reed that extra urg
Bay In County
"They should all be told, Mr. Mc
Neill explained ' that purchases made
outside the county DO NOT count to
ward the HOKE quota. Bonds bought
at Laurinburg, Maxton, Red Springs
and Aberdeen are credited to those
towns and counties. To count here,
they must be bought in Hoke County,
at the Bank of Raeford, the Raeford
Building and Loan, or the Postoffice
at Sanitorium or Raeford.'
Mr. McNeill praised highly the
spirit which has been shown in the
conduct of this drive. "Everybody is
talking Bonds," he said. "And the
active campaign that is being con
ducted by the Negro workers of the
county has been the most effective
work of this kind they have ever
done. Theirs has been a truly patri
otic response to the appeals of their
The drive will be brought to a close
at midnight Saturday of this week.
Hoke county still has a chance of be
ing one of the first several counties
to reach its quota, according to relea
ses f rem state headquarters. It Is ex
pected that a number of counties will
ask for an extension of time in order
to reach their quotas, but it was the
opinion of the Hoke Committee that
the drive here could be brought to a
successful conclusion, by extra work
and extra bond purchases, on Satur
day so the county would not have to
ask for an extension.
The Gr.ind Jury Committee, con
sisting of N. A. McDonald, Jr. and W.
D. Browne, with the aid of Patrolman
Barnes, inspected the school buses
and found them to be in excellent
shape with just a few minor adjust
ments needing to be made.
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V. S. Treasury Departmtnl
Forester Here To Give
Aid For Marketing
It was announced today by A. S.
Knowles, county agent, that Exten
sion Forester R. W. Graeber of State
College would spend Thursday and
Friday, October 7 and 8 in Hoke as
sisting farmers with marketing pulp
wood and saw timber.
The need is great for more pulp
wood and saw timber to be used in
the war effort. Farmers could utili
ze their available labor during the
winter by getting out these vital war
Lumbee Co-op To
New directors for the Lumbee Ri
ver Electric Membership Corporation
will be nominated at a meeting of the
nominating committee to be held in
Raeford at 8 o'clolock Tuesday even
ing, October 5th, it was announced
yesterday by D. J. Dalton, superin
tendent of the co-operative.
Members of the committee are: W.
K. Culbreth, R. 3, Lumberton; A. J.
Cook, R. 3, Fayettevile; Lonnise P.
Smith, R. 1, Maxton; D. H. Wilker
son, Maxton; R. B. Tolar, R. 1, St.
Pauls; Louis Parker, R. 2, Raeford; R.
T. Cobb, Rowland; J. A. Mclntyre,
Laurinburg; Hector McNeill, R. 1,
School Opens Home
The Sewing classes of the home
economics department of the Hoke
High School have been opened to all
adults who want to learn to sew, it
was announced this week by Principal
V. R. White.
Special instruction in advanced
classes in sewing will also be availa
ble. A class for advanced work will
be held each Wednesday afternoon at j
Miss Mary Falls Peele, instructor,
states that these classes will all be en
tirely for individual work and those
who can attend only occassionally can
benefit by those hours they are able to
At Camp Mackall
Camp Mackall, Sept. 25. Military
personnel here have to date purchased
over $270,000 in war bonds during the
current third war bond drive, it was
announced today by Capt. Edwin A.
Acting as war bond officer in a
campaign to enlist soldier support for
Uncle Sam's 15 billion dollar goal.
Captain Zinicker characterized Camp
Mackall's showing thus far as "ex
cellent." He vill make a report on
further gains at a general conference
of war bond officers to be held at Fort
Jackson, S. C, Saturday, October 2.
Sunday, Oct. 3
Special morning and afternoon ser
vices will be held at Galatia church,
Fayetteville-Raeford road, near Lit
tle Rocklish creek beginning at 11 A.
M. on Sunday, October 3. The con
gregation will be addressed by Rev.
y -urge Archbold Ray, M. A., of
a great-grandson of John Ray of Isley,
Morganton road near Puppy creek,
who left the community in a land
seeker's caravan in 1830 before the
dn?s of mails.
As the afternoon session will be held
shortly after the morning service, it
has been suggested that those com
ing from a distance be enabled to at
tend both services by bringing refresh
ments with them.
1943-41 Session Opens With 122
Less Students Than Same Day
(By V. R. White)
gan its 1943-44 session Monday morn
ing with an enrollment of 289. The
students, faculty and visitors me in
the auditorium for assembly. The
Rev. E. C. Crawford gave a very in
spirational devotional. He impressed
the students with the fact that they
were starting on a new school year
with an unspoiled record and how the
record is going to look at the end of
the year is up to the students.
The new teachers' were introduced
as rcnows: miss Baldwin, music
teacher; Miss Parker, short hand and
physical education director; and Mrs,
Mae McKeithan, eight grade subjects,
We were glad to have Mrs. Stewart,
Mrs. McLauchlin, and Mrs. Cook as.
sociaiea wun tne scnool as muic
teachers. Mr. McDonald in a short
talk urged the students to keep up
witn their work and not get behind
After assembly the students were di
rected into smaller groups to regiter
for their year's courses. We are
looking for a year filled with good
hard work by students and faculty.
We hope this year to have the pub
uc parents ana inends visit our
school at any time. We want you to
come. Please do!
The vocational teachers, Mr. Dowd
and Miss Peele, were on the program
for the P. T. A. at Rockfish Wednes.
day evening. Mr. Dowd explained to
the parents and teachers about the
courses in Farm Tool Repairing that
are to be offered to the people of
Rockfish community sponsored by the
Federal Government under direction
of Agricultural Department. Miss
Peele talked on the lunch rooms as
under the Food Distribution Admin
istration. It is hoped that Rockfish
will be able to have a lunch room, al
though there will be no WPA this
The vocational departments are do
ing extensive canning throughout
Hoke county. Mr. Dowd, Miss Peele,
or Mrs. Jim Smith will be glad to help
can meat, peas or whatever you might
have just get in touch with any of
Mrs. Jim Smith and Miss Mary
Falls Peele are making plans to start
a class at Edinburgh Mill on growing,
preparing and preserving better food
for the family.
All Schools ODenPrf with a full mm.
of teachers except Mildouson Mrs. W.
S. Morgan being ill and in a Lumber
ton Hospital. Mrs. Archie Howard is
supplying for Mrs. Morgan until such
time as she is able to take up the
follows: 1943-44 1942-43
Antioch 38 70
Ashemont Ho 114
Hoke High 289 331
Mildouson 59 70
Raeford Graded 341 350
Rockfish 83 107
Total for County 920 1042
Certify Bus Drivers
B. E. Beasley of Smithfield who is
with the Highway Safety Division
was here Monday and trained and
certified quite a number of bus dri
vers. Mr. Beasley spoke quite hiphly
of the group as a whole.
Board To Meet
The County Board of Education
will meet on Monday, Oct. 4 at 10:00
continued on page four
Lewis Gives Six
Basic Reasons Why
We Buy Bonds
Leroy Lewis, executive secretary
of the North Carolina Bankers asso
ciation, gave members of the Raeford
Kiwanis club six basic reasons why
we must buy bonds and contribute all
we can to other phases of the nation's
war effort, in a speach here last
Prior to his address Program Chair
man Ryan McBryde presented L. A.
Lentz, Raleigh banker and native of
Hoke county man, and H. L. Meacham,
former county agent, Warner McDon
ald and Harvey Warlick of the Bank
of Raeford as his guests for the pro
gram. Mr. Lentz introduced the
Mr. Lewis hastily reviewed the us
ually mentioned reasons for buying
bonds, such as 1. Good investment,
safe, pays good interest and is almost
as easily cashed as a check; 2, Pre
venting inflation by draining off ur-
plus money while goods are limited.
3. Only way to Finance war.
Then he outlined the other reasons,
the basic reasons for buying them.
These reasons he called the Essential
Values of Democracy. These he term
ed the real reasons why every citizen
of the American democracy should
The first basic value of citizenship
of the United States, he said, as com
pared to being a subject of another
nation, was humanity. Individual
personality is both peculiar to and
supreme in a democracy. Here the
human comes first, but in at totalita
rian nation the person is both secon
dary and subservient to the state.
The next several reasons were the
freedoms of speech and press, of po
litical action, of acting in the free
competitive way,, of religion, of educa
tion. These he explained are either
barred entirely in totalitarian states
or are so regulated by the state that
little actual freedom is allowed the
These, concluded the speaker, are
the things that our men are fighting
for and are the real reasons why we
do and must buy War Bonds.
J. C. Hutchinson, soil conservation
ist for this district, will have charge
of the program to be presented to
night. Several features planned for
this evening's program should prove
both interesting and instructive.
Would End Federal
Washington, Sept, Sept. 25. Early
hearings will start before the sub
committee of the Senate judiciary
committee on the bill of Senators
Bailey of North Carolina and Van
Nuys of Indiana that the control of
the insurance companies remain in
the states, where it has been for the
past 75 years, and where the supreme
court has repeatedly held that it
should be, since the insurance busi
ness does not fall under the head of
A subcommittee has been named by
the vice president to conduct the
hearings, composed of Senators Van
Nuys, chairman of the Senate judici
ary committee; McCarran of Utah,
Connally of Texas, Austin of Vermont,
and Ferguson of Micnigan.
It is expected that hearings will
start the latter part of this week be
fore the subcommittee, in the hope
that the bill may be passed before the
A companion bill was also intro
duced in the House by Congressmen
Hancock of New York and Walter of
Pennsylvania and follows several at
tempts on the part of the Department
of Justice to attack the insurance
companies on the grounds that they
are violating the anti-trust laws,
whereas, as a matter of fact, they are
co-operative organizations and have
long since been so recognized, especi
ally since the famous Armstrong in
vestigation in New York state over 30
years ago that was conducted by
Charles E. Hughes, later governor of
the Empire state, and former chief
justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.
Shiloh Church To
The Rev. Harry K. Holland will
conduct preaching services at Shiloh
Presbyterian church Sunday after
noon. The services will begin with Sunday
School meeting promptly at 2:30.
This will be followed by the worship
service. A congregational meeting
will be held immediately following
I uie aruiiuii at w huh lime ule rlipil
Committee will present its report.