The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIH NO. 19
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 1943
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Sgt. Alfred Cole of Camp Davis
was at hone for the week end and
and had a friend, Sgt. Brooks with
Lt. Col. Eli Wishart has been trans
ferred from Camp Davis to Camp
Stewart, Ga. Mrs. Wishart, formerly
Hallie Freeman, and little son had
just taken residence in Lumberton,
when Col. Wishart was transferred.
Corp. John Thomas Walters, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Alf Walters is at home
from Curacao on furlough.
' Sgt. William Dickson of Camp
"Wheeler, Ga., spent Tuesday and Wed
nesday with Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Gat
Chief Petty Officer and Mrs. H. C.
Bethea and children of Dillon, S. C,
visited Mrs. Bethea's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Blue, on Sunday. CPO
Bethea exp-cts to leave so n for duty
at the Naval base in Panama.
M. L. Wood, Jr., Gets
M. L. Wood, Jr., whose parents live
at Rockfish, has notified them that he
has recently been promoted to cor
poral. Corp. Wood is now staticned
at Los Angeles having been transferr
ed then- from Atlanta this month.
Hardy B. Willis
Hardy B. Willis, who arrived home
last week from Camp Cook, Cal., has
received a medical discharge from the
Army due to an injured foot.
Two Trinidad Boys
Grady Albert Burns, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Burns, and Hubert Thomas,
son of Mrs. Maggie Thames, arrived
home a few days ago to spend fur
loughs from service in the West In
Last Monday Pvts. Burns and
Thames, accompanied by Misses Lu
cille Martin and Ola Carlyle, took a
short trip to Bennettsville, South
Carolina, where they participated in
a double wedding ceremony.
On Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Burns entertained for the two couples.
About fifty guests enjoyed their hcs
Pick Cotton For
New Over-Axis Flags
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 11 Governor
Olin D. Johnson declared today that
. he will make two American flag:
"one to fly over Tokyo and the other
to fly over Berlin" from the cotton
he and Governor Broughton of North
Carolina will pluck here in a cotton
The date for the duel has not been
set, but it is expected to be held here
when Governor Broughton visits his
son, a Navy aviation student at the
University of South Carolina, some
time next week.
South Carolina's Governor will take
the cotton, put it through the gin, and
then tike it to Spartanburg where
Walter S. Montgomery, owner of the
Beaumont Mills. has offered to let the
Governor use his spining room and
looms to turn out cloth for the two
One of the flag will be presented
to General Douglas MacArthur to car
ry to Tokyo, and the other will be
given to General George Marshall to
be raised over Berlin when Allied ar
mies reach that capital.
Fred P. Johnson
Fred P. Johnson, formerly of Rae
ford, is now in Mississippi, the center
of a Federal farm district for which
he has been named inspector of cotton
Mr. Johnson was until taking this
new position the executive secretary
of the N. C. Cotton Ginners associa
tion. In his new work he will super
vise for the U. S. Department of Ag
riculture the ginning work of a num
ber of states in the Cotton Belt.
Mrs. F. F. McPhaul
Breaks Both Arms
Mrs. F. F. McPhaul of the Antioch
community was painfully injured
here Monday when she fell to the
sidewalk. In trying to break the fall
she sustained fractures in the wrists
of both arms.
Tar Heels Serving
In Armed Forces
Daleigh, Oct. 8. Gen. J. Van B.
Metts, state selective service officer,
said today that approximately 230,000
North Carolinians are now serving in
some branch of the armed forces.
Metts said the total included 4,200
members of the state units of the Na
tional guard, but did not include mem
bers of Auxiliary corps of the Army,
Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.
Of the total Metts said that about
65 per cent were inducted under pro
visions of the selective service. The
figure also includes youths under
draft age who have volunteered for
Meanwhile, General Metts said that
the state's man-power pool is at its
lovest ebb and that some fathers are
being called for induction in October,
Sheriff's Men Get
2 100 Gal. Stills
Two stills operating on a branch
rurr.ing out of Lumbee River swamp
in Blue Springs Township were raid
ed this week by sheriff's deputies J
C. Wright and W. R. Sanders and a
man was caught at each of them.
Albert Purcell, negro, and Paisley
McGirt, indian, both former Robeson
county residents, were the men caught
In county court Tuesday Purcell
was given a 30 day sentence which
was suspended upon payment of $25
and costs. McGirt was sentenced to
roads for six months. His sentence
was suspended on payment of $50 and
costs. Both men were put on good
behavior for two years. Each man
also paid court costs in other cases for
possession of non-tax paid liquor
Other cases heard by Judge Mc-
Diarmid were: Calvin Utley, negro,
paid costs on assault charges growing
out of a family argument. Elmer
McVicker, white, paid costs in an
assault case, and was fined $10 and
costs and put on good behavior for
two years in a case wherein his mot
her-in-law, Mrs. Betty Jacobs, char
ged assault with a deadly weapon.
Gilbert McRae, negro, Jack Causey,
white, and Wilma Causey were each
charged with violations of the pro
hibition laws. The case against Wil
ma Causey was nol prossed, McRae
and Jack Causey each paid the court
Wilson Locklear and Joe Locklear,
Indians, paid costs for drunkeness.
Willie Arnold, negro, paid costs and
$10 fine for drunkeness.
J. E. Lee and James Robert Holmes
each paid costs for speeding. In two
cases against Henry Chambers, Aber
deen negro, he was taxed with the
costs on an improper license charge,
and fined $50 and costs for driving
drunk. Clarence Stubbs of Red
Springs also paid costs and $50 fine
for driving while drunk. Willie and
Sammie Chambers each paid $10 and
costs for violations of the road laws.
Group Whites Report
To Ft. Bragg Today
The following men will report at Ft.
Bragg today for final examination and
induction from the Hoke County draft
Earl William Hollar, Douglas Bryan
Nixon, Malcolm Neill Blue, Cole L.
Williams, Mac Lloyd Crowley, David
H. Conner Jesse Ford, Clyde W. Teal,
Daniel Roscoe Currie, Hedrick Calle-
John Willie Locklear, Otis Stone
Moore, Paul Spencer Baxley, Jr., Sam
uel W. Sawyer, Wilbert Oxendine,
Thomas Franklin Davis, Jr., Cecil Lee
Teal, James Robert West, Daniel Cur
tis Cox, Jr., (Transfer), William
The mas McQuage (Transfer).
To Visit New-Comers
The Raeford Methodist Church is to
observe Visitation Evang?Iism Week
the week of Oct. 17-23. During the
week the members of the Church are
to visit all the new-comers and Army
people of Raeford and invite them to
the services of the church. Beginning
Wednesday night, October 20, Rev.
E. B. Fisher, of Lumberton, will
preach each evening at 8:00 o'clock at
the church. Following the Wednes
day night service. Dr. H. C. Smith,
district superintendent, will conduct
the business of the last quarterly
meeting. The public is cordially in
vited to these services.
The first spectacular overhaul of the
United States Navy was in 1883 when
Congress authorized the famous "A,
B, C, D, Fleet", the cruisers USS At
lanta, Boston, Chicago and Dolphin.
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Flora Macdonald College, Red
Springs, North Carolina, October 11.
The 1943-44 concert and lecture se
ries at Flora Macdonald College will
be opened Friday evening, October
15th, at 8:15, with a lecture by Ed
ward Weeks, Editor of the Atlantic
Mr. Weeks, who spent the past sum
mer in England, will devote a part of
his talk to conditions in Great Britain
as seen from the viewpoint of a liter
ary man. His scheduled subject will
be "British Authors and American
Other numbers on the winter's se
ries are as follows:
December 6, Recital by Richard
January 17, Recital by Carl Wein-
February 14, Lecture by Louis Fjs
cher, Foreign Correspondent.
April 13, Recital by Abram Cha
sins, American Pianist.
Crisis At Kiwanis
R. W. Graeber, forestry specialist
of State College, told members of the
Raeford Kiwanis club that the short
age of pulpwood and saw timber was
one of the critical problems of the
War Production Board at the present
time, and urged that they bring this
acute need to the attention of all for
est owners in the country.
Speaking here last Thursday even
ing Mr. Graeber stated that produc
tion of forest products was running
about 30 per cent behind the demands
of our war industries, and that at the
present rate the stock on timber yards
would soon be consumed, and that
already paper mills were having to
shut down for varying length periods
because of the low supply of pulp
There are more than 12,000 uses for
wood and wood products in the Army
and Navy. In 1942 38 billion board
feet were used for war purpose. We
only cut 32 billion and 6 billion feet
were taken from storage yards, ex
plained Mr. Graeber.
Labor, he stated, was one of the
great essentials in the wood produc
tion problem. The War Production
Board is asking that every farmer
give three days, at least, to cutting
pulp wood alone, to alleviate the cri
tical shortage, and to give as many
more as possible.
The Selective Service system has
been instructed to give essential in
dustry classification to all pulpwood
and timber workers, and a request
has been filed with the draft officials
to allow farmer-workers who are de
ferred for farming to get into the
woods and cut timber and pulpwood
where the crops do not demand all of
Mr. Graeber was presented by A. S.
Knowles, program chairman.
Fire Call Phones
Called To Notice
In case of fire, Harry Green, chief
of the Raeford volunteer fire depart
ment, asks that in phoning in the call
citizens call either 2291 which is the
one listed in the telephone directory
and if that one doesn't answer, call
2361, which is the police phone.
Mr. Green explained that from 7 to
8 A. M. there was no one on duty, and
from 12 to 1 P. M. there was no one
at the City Hall regularly. At other
times thrre is someone there to an
swer the fire department phone.
Plans are under way for mainten
ance of call service at the fire station
at all times, but at present this
is not the case. He stated that there
were alarm boxes at both the Bank of
Raeford and at Graham's service sta
tion which could be easily reached
from either of the downtown police
telephones or from the bank or the
service station and that police in an
swering the calls would sound the
siren immediately, and also report to
City Hall to give the department
members directions concerning the lo
cation of the fire.
Care For Lots In
In an open letter addressed to all
plot-owners having lots in the Rae
ford Cemetery, Mayor N. L. McFady-
ed asks through the News-Journal
that the owners take care of cleaning
their lots this fall.
Due to scarcity of labor, Mayor Mc
Fadyen explains why the weeds and
grass have been allowed to grow up
there. The letter reads as follows:
A few years ago a committee was
formed to make arrangements for the
care of the cemetery. That committee
succeeded in building a house for a
care-taker but was not able to raise
funds for his pay. Since that time the
Police department has employed ex
tra local labor to cut the weeds and
grasses two or three times per year.
At this time the department is una
ble to find labor to do this work, and
our cemetery is in need of attention.
I am asking that the plot-owners
clean off their lots. There are a few
tools at the Town Hall which may be
borrowed for this work.
N. L. McFadyen, Mayor of Raeford.
Dr. J. S. Miller
Raleigh, Oct. 12 Dr. Julian S. Mil
ler, editor of the Charlotte Observer,
was chosen as the state chairman of
the 1943 Christmas Seal Sale Cam
paign by the executive committee of
this organization. This is the second
year that North Carolina has had a
state chairman. Mrs. J. Melville
Broughton, serving last year, was the
first state chairman.
Monday, November 22 is the open
ing date of this campaign and it will
last through Christmas Day. The sale
of Christmas Seals for the support of
local and state tuberculosis programs
will not be included in the United
War Fund Campaign.
Eleven million dollars has been set
for the national goal. North Carolina
has set $150,000 as its part of the na
tion's goal. Last year $9,000,000 was
raised in the nation and $123,411 in
this state. Ninety-five cents out of
every dollar raised in this campaign is
kept in the state for tuberculosis con
trol. Five cents is given to the Na
tional Tuberculosis Association for its
services to the state and local organi
zations. The N. C. Tuberculosis Association
stesses the compelling power of
health education in the control of tu
berculosis. From the very beginning
tuberculosis associations have fought
the disease with education. The death
rate has been drastically cut in the
United States, 75 per cent since 1904,
the year the national association was
D. J. Blue, a spry young man of 90
yeaTs, has returned to Raeford to
make his home after residing near
Chipley, Georgia, for the past 19
years. He says he will live here the
next forty years and then decide
whether there's a better place. At
present he can't think of one he'd like
to try. His thousand and one relatives
here and his host of friends are wel
coming him on his return.
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CIVILIAN DEFENSE HELPS WAC CAMPAIGN
An intensive campaign to recruit North Carolinians for the Women's
Army Corps, with the official sanctionand arsis tance of the State, was map
ped at a conference of the group pictured here, held in Raleigh last week.
From left: Governor J. M. Broughton: Lt. I.ucy Page, WAC liasion offi
cer; Mrs. Writer G Craven, State director of the Service Corps for the
Office of Civilian Defense; and R. L. McMillan, director if the North Caro
lina OCD. At the request of General G wpe C. Marshall. U. S. Army chief
of staff, Governor Broughton designated the State OCD to cooperate in the
WAC drive through its local organizations in the 100 counties. The cam
paign will end Dec. 7.
H. C. McLauchlin Is
H. Currie McLauchlin, secretary of
the Raeford Kiwanis Club for eight
years, was named president-elect for
1944 by a unanimous vote at the
meeting held last Thursday. Dr.
Marcus R. Smith was named vice
At a recent meeting Mr. McLauch
lin and Dr. Smith were nominated as
candidates for the presidency by the
nominating cemvsittee. of Mr. Mc
Lauchlin in i
years of servj".
imiun ui ma iiidiij
1 the office of secre
e club for the new
vear will beX
i Cameron, W. J.
Coats, Don H. L. Gatlin, Jr.,
Harry Holh ' K. A. McDonald,
Tommie Up 'ch and Bob White.
More than a million and a half
Americans will voluntarily step to
their posts next week to campaign for
the first united appeal to be made by
the National War Fund and local com
munity and war chests. From Octo
ber 18 through November, these vol
unteers will participate in more than
President Roosevelt officially open
ed the fall campaigns for these united
campaigns in cooperation with the
I National War Fund with a short talk
; to the nation on Tuesday evening, Oc-
tober 5, over the country's combined
! The workers will campaign for
'. $125,000,000 for the work of the Na
I tional War Fund agencies, extending
1 the sympathy and practical helpful
ness of Americans around the world
i to fighters, merchant seamen, prison
i ers of war and the victims of aggres
sion in 14 Allied countries through the
USO, United Seamen's Service, War
Prisoners Aid, Belgian War Relief So-
: ciety, Britism War Relief Society,
j French Relief Fund, Friends of Lux-
emberg, Greek War Relief Associa
tion. Norwegian Relief, Polish War
Relief, Queen Wilhelmina Fund, Rus
sian War Relief, United China Relief,
United Czechoslovak Relief, United
Yugoslav Relief Fund, Refugee Relief
Trustees, and the U. S. Committee for
the Care of European Children.
An equal amount of money is to be
raised for social services on the home
front including child and family wel
fare, health, hospitals, and recreation.
The national campaign will be di
rected by Prescott S. Bush, national
campaign chairman, and Winthrop W.
Aldrich, president of the National
Due to OPA regulations the Bethel
church congregation will serve only
hot fried chicken and chicken salad
dinners at their annual ingathering
to be held on October 21st.
The affair will be held at the Beth
el Community House, where arrange
ments are being made to care for an
even larger crowd than has attended
this popular event in recent years,
according to Ryan McBryde.
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FBI-Man Davis Will
Speak Tonight To
FBI-man Chester S. Davis will
speak to Raeford Kiwanians tonight
at 8 o'clock at Kiwanis hall on the
timely topic of juvenile delinquency.
Guests of the club at the speaking
will include members of the teaching
staff of the various schools of the
county, officials boards of the Raeford
churches and members of the Kiwan
ians' families. This meeting will be
held in the old Kiwanis hall.
The regular club supper will begin
at 7 o'clock at the Raeford hotel din
ing room and then the club will ad
journ to the hall for the address of
Mr. Davis. V. R. White has charge of
The Hoke County Council of Home
Demonstration Clubs held its regular
fall meeting at the Courthouse on Fri
day afternoon, Oct. 8.
Mrs. Marshall Newton of the Way
side Club and president of the County
Council presided. Twenty eight of
ficers of the various clubs in the coun
ty and four visitors were present.
Mrs. Newton, Miss Verna Stanton,
district home agent, and Josephine
Hall, Home demonstration agent, pre
sented the plan of work for 1944 and
explained the Mobilization campaign.
Council members agreed to work with
the State council's plan of trying to
reach 90 per cent of the farm families
in Hoke County. Miss Hall announc
ed that one new club had been or
ganized in the county and plans are
being made for another to be organ
ized in the near future.
A map of the county, showing the
territories reached by the 12 clubs,
was shown. It was brought out that
an increased enrollment would change
the shape of the club territories as
well as increase their size.
The membership drive runs from
October through December. The mot
to for the drive is "Every Club Mem
ber Bring a New Member". Council
members are urging their local clubs
to participate in the campaign in or
der to reach not only the family who
lives in the house by the side of the
road but the family who lives down at
the end of the road.
High School News
Biographies of more than 1850 wri
ters who have, in a literary sense,
flourished since 1900, are now avail
able to high school pupils in the 1577
page biographical dictionary of mod
ern world literature which has just
been received at the Hoke County
High School library. In addition to
this set 80 new books have been added
to the library since school began.
National newspaper week was ob
served last week at the high school.
Under the direction of Mrs. McLean
and Miss Adcock, an attractive exhib
it was arranged in the front main hall.
Since last week was Fire Prevention
week, the high school pupils partici
pated in several fire drills. These
drills will be held periodically
throughout the year.
The Sauline Players were enthusi
astically received by school pupils
Friday when they appeared in Huck
elberry Finn in the high school audi
torium. After the program Mrs. Sau
line visited the first year Latin class
and made a few remarks concerning
the advantages of studying Latin. She
told the Latin class that they could
select the play for presentation next
Delinquent slips are being sent out
at the end of this week to parents
whose children are not doing satis
factory work. These lips dn not moan
that pupils are going to fail, but that
they need to study more if they pass
Dies At Moore
Albert Barnard. 55. of Southern
Pines, died at Moore County hospital
Sunday. October 3rd. after an illness
of about two years.
Funeral services were held at the
home Tuesday, and burial was in the
Mr. Barnard was the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Barnard who resid
ed in Raeford for a number of years.
He was married to the former Miss
Magpie Monroe, of near Rorkfish, who
survives him. Other survivors in
clude three brothers: Douglas B. and
Roy Barnard of Augusta. Ga., and
Ben Barnard of Alexander, Ala. and a
sister, Mrs. Alice Hall of Augusta,
Ga. Mrs. W. J. McJuage of Raeford
is a sister-in-law of the deceased.