The Hoke County Journal
The Hoke County News
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 20
BAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 1943
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Master Sgt. Joe A. McBryde has
been commissioned as a Warrant Of-
ficer,according to news received by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Mc
Bryde. this week. Joe enlisted in
the army in July of 1934. He spent
two years in Hawaii. After return
ing to the States he was stationed at
Ft. Thomas and Fort Knox, Ky., for
sometime. In July, 1941 he was with
the first American forces to occupy
Iceland. He was later transferred
to Ft. Benning, Ga. Warrant Of
ficer McBryde is now stationed at
Camp Shelby, Miss.
His many friends in the surround
ing community will be glad to hear
of his promotion.
Word has been received from Mrs.
Buck Blue who is in Texas with her
husband that she expects to return
to Raeford very soon as Major Blue
will go to Salt Lake City.
William M. Davis
At A A F School
College Station, Texas, Oct. 13. Pfc
William M. Davis, of Raeford, son of
Mrs. Christian Davis, Raeford, has
arrived at Texas A. & M. College for
course of Army Air Force instruction
lasting approximately Ave months
prior to his appointment as an Avia
tion Cadet in the Army Air Forces.
During this period he will take nu
merous academic courses, as well as
elementary flying training. Upon
completion of the course, he will be
classified as a pilot, navigator or bom
bardier and go on to schools cf the
Flying Training Command for train
ing in these specialties.
Billy Crawley Now
Billie Crawley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Crawley, has been promoted
to sergeant. He enterad the army
just a year ago. He is now stationed
at Camp Barkely, Texas.
Jake Austin Keeps
C-D Game Record
Lt. (j. g.) Jake Austin, stationed
until recently in Washington, arrived
Sunday to spend a week'i leave with
his mother, Mrs. J. H. Austin.
Lt. Austin came by way of Chapel
Hill where he saw the Carolina-Duke
football game, thus keeping his rec
ord intact in attending this annual
classic every year for at least 15
years. Some of the local fans had
thought the game wouldn't be the
same this year without Jake here to
attend, but it seems that they didn't
know him well enough. Others add
that if he had been stationed in North
Africa he would have made arrange
ments necessary to be way down
front at Kenan Stadium on October
16th, even if Duke did win 14 to 7.
Accompanying Lt. Austin was a
Wave, Miss Sydney Smith, of New
York, an ensign.
Lt. Austin will leave Sunday for
New York where he will report to du
ty at a new station.
Indian Bound Over
Federal Court On
Hedrick Callahan, Indian of Allen
dale township, was given a hearing
Friday before Commissioner W. R.
Barrington this week on charges of
failing to comply with Selective Ser
Taken into custody by Patrolman
J. Barnes, Callahan was turned over
tn the FBI one day last week. He is
charged with failing to report for in
tduction and examination. Commis-
. ioner Barrington found probable
. cause and ordered him held for the
' March term of Federal court at Rock
ing'iam. Bail was set at $1,000. This
was not immediately furnished and he
was. taken to the Montgomery county
Sentenced For Filing
False Death Claim
Favettc-ville. Oct. 16 W. R. Wil-
' liams, 59, was sentenced to 12 months
on the road and his son, Mitchell Wil
liams, 31, was placed on probation for
two years by Judge W. H. S. Burg
wyn in superior court here when they
plead guilty to consipiracy to defraud
in filing false claim for death dama
ges. They changed their plea to guil
ty after the state presented iU evi
dence that the defendants had made
claim for damages for the death of
an alleged brother of W. H. Williams,
who they claimed was burned in
bus wreck in Robeson county last
year. The state asserted that Wil
liams had no brother.
Dr. Marcus R. Smith
Dr. Marcus R. Smith, Raeford den
tist, was named president-elect of the
Fourth District Dental Society at its
annual meeting held in Raleigh this
Dr. Smith will succeed Dr. H. R.
Chamblee of Raleigh who was in
stalled as president at the opening
sessions of the meeting Tuesday and
named president-elect at the last an
nual meeting. Dr. Smith, who has
been in Raleigh since Monday, return
ed home yesterday.
Other new officers elected yester
day: Dr. B. L. Aycock of Princeton,
vice president; Dr. W. Howard Branch
of Raleigh, secretary-treasurer; Dr.
Thomas E. Hunter of Henderson, edi
tor; Dr. J. Walton Branham of Raleigh
and Dr. DeWitt Woodhall of Erwin,
delegates to the State convention and
Dr. T. L. Ycung of Raleigh, Dr. W. L.
McRae of Red Springs, Dr. I. H. Da
vis of Oxford, Dr. C. D. Bain of Dunn
and Dr. J. R. Edwards of Fuquay
Antioch Lord's Acre
Day Nets Big Sum
The annual ingathering Thursday
at the Antioch Presbyterian Church
brought in 27 bales of cotton which,
with sales of the dinner and payment
of contributions and pledges for the
church's support, totaled $4,630.64
according to D. H. Hodgin, treasurer.
Additional funds which include
nets from sales of articles of needle
work and cakes, pies and canned
fcods by the six circles of the womans
auxiliary are expected to bring in an
additi.nal $500. Mr. Hodgin stated
that this was the largest sum over re-!be
alized by the church since the Lord's I
Acre plan had been put into effect
there about twenty-five years ago. In
speaking for the church he expressed
their appreciation for the fine atten
dance and the excellen patronage at
the bazaar and the dinner. The
church, through cash contributions to
received throughout the year expects
to have a total income this year of
over $5,000, he said.
Louise Smith Hurt
While At Play
Louise Smith, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. David A. Smith, was quite pain
fully injured last week while at play
at the high school. She was playing
soft ball and fell into a drainage ditch
at the side of the field and cut a long
place into her leg. Fourteen stitches
were required to close the wound. Af
ter a week in bed she is now able to
get about and the wound is healing
Washington. Oct. 19 President
Roosevelt today summoned labor lea
ders to a conference on Thursday to
discuss labor's demands for higher
wages with a probable view of head
ing off a threatened nation-wide
strike ballot by railroad workers.
Labor sources said the White House
called the meeting of what is known
as the combined labor war board,
consisting of representatives of the
CIO, the AFL and the Independent
A spreading restlessness among the
railroad workers over failure to win
their wage demands threaten to de
velop into an order for a trike poll
soon, but the decision is believed to
depend largely on the attitude of the
five operating brotherhosds whose
representatives meet in Chicago late
Hoke Farmers Put
Cotton Into Farm
Farmers can now put their cotton
in Government Loan and store on the
farm and receive 10c per bale, per
month, storage fee from Commodity
Credit Corporation, provided the loan
is not redeemed, says A. S. Knowles,
county agent. 'H. G. Autry of Blue
Springs tqwnship and T. D. Potter,
Raeford, placed their cotton in the
farm storage cotton program recently.
Mr. Autry's cotton was Coker Wilds
variety and the loan value was ap
proximately 31c per pound. Mr. Pot
ter's cotton was of the Coker 100 Wilt
variety and the loan value was ap
proximately 21 l-2c per pound.
Any farmer who wishes to store his
cotton on the farm and receive market
value should contact the County AAA
office to mak application. If sam
ples of the cotton were taken at the
time of ginning and the green card
returned, the farmer will know how
much loan he can get.
Closing Church Year
The Raeford Methodist Church is
closing the church year with a series
of revival services this week. Rev.
E. B. Fisher, of Lumberton, is assist
ing the pastor. Services are held each
evening at 7:30 o'clock through Sun
day, Oct. 24.
The pastor, Rev. E. C. Crawford,
will close his fourth year here on the
fifth Sunday in October with a service
at Raeford at 11:00 A. M. and a ser
vice at Parker's Church at 7:30 P. M.
The annual conference meets at
Reck Mount, N. C. Nov. 2-5.
In Making Up
Hoke War Record
Mrs. Ina Bethune, collector of War
Records for Hoke County, wants to
secure from the families and friends
the names and details concerning all
men and women from the county who
are in the armed forces.
A questionaire is printed on anoth
er page of this issue of the News
Journal and you who have informa
tion are asked to clip it from the pa
per and fill it out, or follow it in furn
ishing information. Please give as
full and ccmplete information as pos
sible with a photo (small) if availa
ble. Then as soon as possible, mail to
Mrs. Bethune, care Hoke County Li
The Rev. Harry K. Holland has
agreed to assist Mrs. Bethune in the
collection and organization of this
matter, which is to be duplicated and
a copy sent to the State Historial
e mmission while another copy will
held at the library giving two re
positories for these permanent war
Others who will assist in the collec
tion of the data will be the presidents
of the home demonstration clubs of
the county: These include: Mrs.
Wallace McLean, Raeford; Mrs. Alex
McFadyen, Vass, R. 2; Mrs. LacyMc
Fadyen, Timberland, R. 1; Mrs. J. F.
Jordan, Timberland, R. 1; Mrs. N. H.
O. Balfour, Lumber Bridge, R. 1; Mrs.
Belle Currie, Red Springs, R. 1; Mrs.
Ruth Bristow, Raeford, R. 2; Mrs.
Percy English, Raeford, R. 2; Mrs.
James Gillis, Fayetteville, R. 3; Mrs.
J. Will Hasty, Maxton, R. 2; Mrs.
Charlie Marks, Vass, R. 2; and Mrs.
Hector McNeill, Raeford, R. 2.
J. A. Marshburn, who is making his
home with his daughter, Mrs. H. L.
Gatlin, Jr., attended the funeral of his
brother, Colonel Herbert Marshburn,
in Washington Friday. Funeral ser
vices were conducted in the Walter
Reed Hospital Chapel and interment
was in Arlington Cemetery.
Will Make Off-Year Census Here
In Issuing War Ration Book IV
Hoke County Selected
As Unit For Checking
Registration for War Ration Book
IV will take place next week on
Thursday and Friday afternoons
from 3:15 to 6:00 and on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 'p.m. at all
school buildings in the county ex
cept Hoke High.
In Little River Township the while
registration will be at Lobelia in the
Little River Community House on
Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The negro registration in Little Riv
er will take place at the Fryes Mis
sion School building on the days and
hours for all other schoolhouse reg
istrations. Everyone Is urgently requested to
register on the above dates s the
Federal Census Bureau has chosen
Hoke County as ons of a few select
ed counties throughout the nation to
take an off-year census This Is be
ing done to obtain eurrent popula
tion trends. Failure to register on
one of lhes dates will invalidate the
accuracy of this census.
Everyone registering for War Ra
tion Book IV will be required to
present all of the War Ration Book
3's belonging to their family unit be
fore they register.
At the same time that War Ration
Book IV is being issued the "Home
Front Pledge Campaign" will be car
ried out. Everyone registering will
be requested to sign the folowing
pledge and upon signing it will be
given an emblem to display in the
home, showing that that home has
signed the pledge and is cooperating
WMC Awards 30
Thirty employees of the Edinburgh
Cotton Mills were awarded certificates
Tuesday by the War Manpower Com
mission for completion of specified
courses in their vocational training
program for instructors, it was an
nounced yesterday by M. T. Poovey,
superintendent of the mills, who him
self won an award for participation
in the courses.
The instruction classes were con
ducted for foreman and other key
workers of the plant in three sections
and were of ten hours each. Spon
sored jointly by the War Manpower
Commission and the Vocational
Training Program for War Production
Workers, the classes were under the
direction of L. B. Singleton, who is I
personnel director of the mills and is
also directing this work for the Mor
gan Mills of Laurel Hill and the Wa
verly Mills of Laurinburg.
Of the thirty awarded certificates
two were women, Annie Hinson and
Mandy Aiiimons. Others were:
Franklin Ammons, Neill C. Baker, E.
H. Bass, Howard Carlisle, Jess Cole,
A. L. Crisco, Daniel F. Currie, Jeff W.
Dunn, Jack J. Hinson, W. S. Melton,
John McDonald, Wade H Norton,
Lafon Owens, Angus Prevatte, Ed
ward A. Rishel, Henry Rhodus, K. T.
Rose, E. L. Smith, Lonnie D. Smith,
R. L. Smith, Lauder Steadman, Luth
er Taylor, Hob Thames, W. H. Wal
lace, Jr., Pride P. Webster, William H.
Wright, and E. F. Wyatt.
In county court Tuesday Buddie
Barrett, negro, paid costs in a simple
assault case; Fletcher McClaum and
Robert Blue, both negroes, had their
licenses revoked and were fined $50
and costs on drunken driving charges;
McClaum filed notice of appeal.
Selma McKellar, Rachel McNeill,
Ollie Williams, Annie Blue, Harold
Haynes, Caroline McKay, each paid
costs for drunkeness; John C. Rob
bins, white, paid costs for speeding;
the trial of Herman Harrill. white, for
assault with a knife on his brother,
Glenn Harrill, was continued until
Glenn recovers sufficiently to be pres
ent. He is now in a hospital.
Dig Sweet Potatoes
The sweet potato vines should be
cut immediately since frost has killed
the majority of them and the potatoes
should be dug just as soon as possible,
reports A. S. Knowles, county agent.
If the vines are left attached the frost
damage will be transferred to the po
tatoes and heavy losses will occur.
Any frost damaged potatoes should not
be placed in storage as they will cause
good potatoes to rot.
in the anti-inflation campaign.
TO DO MY PART ON THE
To help distribute rationed goods
To help hold down the cost of liv
ing. To help eliminate black markets.
To bring violations to the attention
of my War Price and Rationing
I MAKE THE FOLLOWING
I will pay no more than Top Legal
I will accept no Rationed Goods
Without giving up Ration Stamps
Volunteers who will give some of
their time in helping to Issue War
Ration Book IV will please contact
the principal of your school. Please
do this at your earliest convlence.
It is hoped in Raeford that quite
a number of Army ladies will volun-
toer. If they do, it is requested that
they phone Mr.
White at the high
All persons whose kerosene ration
expires on Nov. 10 will please call at
the office of the board to obtain their
new ration books. Bring your old
certificate with you.
The ceiling price for ungraded eggs
sold at retail by farmers has been set
at 52c per dozen.
No ceiling price has been put on
sweet potatoes, it was announced
Tuesday, in answer to many Inquiries
from local growers.
Vass Road Closed
Account Of Firing
There will be artillery firing into
the McPherson area west of the Rae-ford-Vass
road from 6:30 P. M. to 6 A.
M. on Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day nights, October 20, 21 and 22.
The Raeford-Vass road between
Longstreet church road and Ranger
Station No. 3 will be closed during the
The Raeford-Vass road south of
Blue's road, and Blue's road will be
open to north and south traffic.
Persons are cautioned against en
tering the area during the period of
n Negro Cut
William O mpbell, negro of Al
lendale to 13 S ) is in the Hoke
County ja ting hearing on mur
der charfi (-OS. owing the death of
John D. McLaurin, also an Allendale
negro, who died in the woods near his
home of knife wounds.
The death was reported to Sheriff
D. H. Hodgin Monday morning about
reports ,ne body of the ma
was lying in the woods a short dis
tance from the house, where McLaur
in and his wife made their home with
"Ccot" Adams on the Murphy Single
The sheriff stated that Campbell
admitted the knifing of McLaurin
According to the story Campbell told
the sheriff, McLaurin and his wife
had an argument while on the way
home from church Sunday evening.
The argument is susposed to have 'led
to the wife getting whipped by Mc
Laurin and Campbell and others at
tempting to stop the beating. Ac
cording to the sheriff, Campbell said
that McLaurin came out of the house
with a big stick in his hand, and a
fight between the two men started
over a statement that McLaurin's wife
had tried to borrow a quarter from
In the fight McLaurin was cut deep
ly across the mouth and chin, and
stabbed in the right side of neck. He
then went into the woods, where he
hollered for a while and then was
quiet. The several people at the
house told the sheriff that they were
afraid to go to the woods to see about
him. When Sheriff Hodgin arrived
there Monday the man was lying in
the woods and had apparently died
from loss of blood due to the deep
stab in the neck.
The preliminary hearing has been
set for Tuesday morning before Judge
Henry McDiarmid, sitting as a magis
trate, in county court.
Jno. F. McNair Makes
Peterborough, N. H., Oct. 22.
John F. McNair of Laurinburg is of
fering to sell some of his Guernsey
bulls and accept Series E. War Bonds
at full maturity value in payment.
Through this patriotic program this
Guernsey breeder is offering other
breeders and dairymen the opportU'
nity to secure bulls of superior here-
dity at a cost of only seventy-five
cents on the dollar.
This is part of a nation-wide cam
paign instigated by The American
Guernsey Cattle Club. An interesting
booklet telling about the plan and
listing the hundreds of breeders of
fering bulls on this basis is available
from the national office of the Guern
sey Club at Peterborough N. H.
Held On May
Charged with violation of the May
act, Mildred Reese, white girl who
gave her address as Scotland county,
was brought before U. S. Commission
er Barrington this week by FBI offi-
Commissioner Barrington ordered
her held for trial in the March term
of Federal court at Rockingham and
set her bond at $500. This was not
furnished and she was placed in the
Montgomery county jail.
Grafts Tomato Plant
To Cockleburr Root.
Elberton, Ga., Oct. 16. Last spring
Jack Edwards grafted a tomato plant
on a cockleburr root just to see what
sort of luck he would have in over
The grafted plant grew viforously,
and ir still growing, Edwards said,
while most of his other tomato plants
have died. The grafted plant is now
almost six feet tall and full of green
tomatoes and blossoms, Edwards reported.
United War Fund
Drive For Hoke
Set For Nov. 1-9
J. L. McNeill, chairman of the
United War Fund Drive for Hoke
County, announced yesterday that the
drive would be carried out in the
county the first nine days in Novem
ber. The total set as a goal for the coun
ty is $4,250, with $865 of this amount
to go to the operating fund of the
Hoke County Soldiers Center. The
remainder will go to the National
fund which is to prorate it to the sev
enteen different relief and recreation
agencies which have been admitted to
th National War Fund and officially
approved by the U. S. Government.
These separate agencies are listed this
week as a part of the announcement
advertisement which is sponsored by
the McLauchlin company.
For this fund a square dance is be
ing held at the Armory in Raeford on
Friday, October 29th. Mr. McNeill
states that a fine string band is being
assembled from among favorite
square dance bands of this section to
provide some real breakdown music.
Colorful figure-callers are being
rounded up for the event, and the
dance promises to open up the fall
square dancing season in a big way.
It is planned to make it the biggest
event of this kind ever staged here
abouts. There will be special instruc
tion for those beginners who wish to
learn the intriguing sways and twists
of the old-fashioned square dance.
Tickets for the dance will be on sale
at the two drug stores here, and by
the Boy Scout troop. They will be on
sale at other points throughout the
county also. The price is 50c per
person, so swains will buy ducats for
their partners too.
Quotas for the several townships of
the county have been assipned and
Community committees for the canvas
will be listed in the News-Journal
The Community Quotas are:
Sanatorium $ 200.00
Ashley Heights 150.00
Pine Forest 125.00
Blue Springs 200.00
Hoke High School
Colored People Throughout
Mackall Service Club
Lost In Raeford
The boys up at Camp Mackall are
sort of down in the mouth, somewhat
blue, and doggone lonesome. Their
mascot, "Brownie", a long-haired
pooch which served as waggle-tail
ed welcomer for Service Club JJo. 2,
ior many montns is gone, ine aog
hitch-hiked to Raeford as a stowaway
Saturday night, and when the boys
got out of the car downtown here.
Brownie unloaded and took off for
4 round of the hot Dog-joints.
Whether he took up with other
dogs and went happily AWOL, or
was taken up by some unthinking
guy who didn't realize he was the
pet of ten thousand men, is not
known. His companions searched
the town. Since then, the Military
Police have kept a watchful eye but
no Brownie has shown up.
Mrs. Sue Merritt, principal hostess
of Service Club No. 2 says the pooch
is brown and white, half cocker
spaniel and half spitz, with a typical
bobbed spaniel tail.
He's not just another camp dog, he
comes from blooded parents, has
plenty of sense and is about the most
likable little fellow you ever saw.
That's why those soldiers over at
Mackall want him to return.
If you know of his whereabouts
Just phone 626 at Camp Mackall, or
return him to the News Journal of
fice and we'll see that he gets back
Services At Bethel
The Rev. H. K. Holland will conduct
regular worship services at Bethel
Church Sunday afternoon at 3:30.
The church school will be held at the
usual morning hour.
Mrs. L. B. Sutton, mother of Mrs.
R. A. Matheson, Jr., who has been a
patient at Highsmiths underwent an