The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 21
RAEFORD, N. C,
, OCT. 28, 1943
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Kftt? NEWS Of OUR
Henry Culbreth Dies
At Camp Myles
Major Henry Culbreth, 48, provost
marshall at Camp Myles Standish,
Mass. since May and a veteran of the
first world war, died suddenly Tues
day, Oct. 26, of a heart attack.
A resident of Wilson, where he op
erated an insurance business and
farming interests, Major Culbreth
entered the army in April 1942. He
was a native of Parkton, and a grad
uate of Davidson, where he was in
school with a number of boys from
this section. His widow survives.
Sgt. Jesse N. Gullcdge, who has
been spending a leave here with his
mother, Mrs. W. B. Gulledge, will
leave today for his station with the
armored command at Fort Knox, Ky.
Cpl. Sandy Livingston, with the 7th
Armored division at Fort Benning,
leaves for his station Saturday after
spending a week with his parents
Cpl. and Mrs. Paul Livingston an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Eliza
beth Ann, on October 21, 1943, at
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Culbreth have
received word from their son, S;t.
Malcolm H. Culbreth that he was in
Sicily, well and doing fine. He has
been in England and North Africa.
Recently while on a sh rt leave he
ran into a cousin. Col. J. W. R. Norton,
whom he h.iri last seen while bnth
were stationed at Fort Bragg in June
1942. Pfc John W. Culbreth also a
son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Culbreth
has rec ently hcen awarded the Good
Conduct medal and ribbon. He is sta
tioned at Camp Horn, Ariz na.
P. A. Webb, Jr., is spending several
days at home with his folks. "Junior"
is in the Marines and is now studying
at Chapel Hill.
C. H. Giles, Jr., is at ho ve for a few
days from Marine Station at Duke
Major James Gordon Currie, son of
Mrs. J. W. Currie, is spending a while
at home, enroute from a California
station to a new assignment.
Lt. Annie Neal Currie, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Currie has been
transferred from Ft. Bragg to North
ington General Hospital, Tuscaloosa,
The annual meeting of the mem
bers of the Lumbee River Electric
Membership Co-Operative will be
held here next Wednesday, November
Called to ordir promptly at 10:30
by Chairman C,-rl V. Alford, the meet
ing is expected to last about an hour,
it was stated yesterday by D. J. Dal
The annual report will be presented
by Mr. Dalton, and then there will be
several items c: routine business in
cluding the election of the director
ate for the year. Nominees for these
posts are the s: m? who comprise the
present board: Mr. Alford, Mrs. Lu
cy Smith, Dan T. McGirt, Marshall
Newton, C. L. I2allun.ce, J. McN. Gil
lis, J. E. Morrison Lambert Lewis ard
J. R. Caddell.
A number of attendance prizes will
be awarded, inclining a dchydr.-tor.
electric fence units, br. odors, light
bulbs and coffee makers.
Deduct From Tax
County accountant lolin A. MrC.no
gan wishes it called to the attention of
the folks here that donations o th?
t'nitrd National V'r I nn-l me t'o.
durtihle from one', income Cix.
Whisnant To Be
The Rev. J. D. Whisnant. new
pastor of the Raeford Baptist Church,
will be the speaker at the Kiwanis
meeting this evening.
For the duration of the war, no
matter now much food America pro
duces, we wll always need mere. The
eer-incroasing demands for food
will continue to exceed the supply.
Ration Book Four
Being Issued In
Beginning today, at 3:15 P. M., War
Ration Book Four will be issued in
Hoke county from all school buildings
except the Hoke High School build
ing. The hours will be: Thursday and
Friday 3:15 to 6 P. M., and Saturday
from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
In addition to the school buildings,
ration books will be issued at the of
fice of Edinburgh Mills, Sanitarium
office, and the Community House at
Lobelia in Little River Tcwnship.
At the same time that the ration
books are being issued the Home
Front Pledge campaign will be put on.
Everyone is urged to be sure and sign
the pledge before leaving the place
Every person in the county is urged
to register for their Ration Book Four
during these three days. An eff-year
census is being taken from the ration
board's records of this registration
and will be completed in a "samp
ling" of certain areas throughout the
county to estimate population trends.
Members of the Armed Services,
who eat at home or eat at a boarding
place away from military posts will
make their application for ration
books in the same manner as civilians.
TURKEYS The maximum prices
for live young turkeys under 18
pounds: sold to wholesaler 3Bc lb;
to a retailer 37 l-2c lb; to a consum
er 4ac lb. For turkeys over 18 lbs,
see price clerk at ration board.
SHOES Aeroplane stamp No. 1.,
in Ration Book Three has been vali-cl.-i
t d beginning November 1, for pur
chase of one pair shoes. Shoe stamp
18 from Rook One is good indefinite
ly. Next shoe stamp will probably be
about May 1.
In the Ration Board set-up in the
county, there has been a committee
which has been passing on gasoline
allowances to farmers. This group
has been studying th applications
and approving quarterly allowances.
To sonic of the members of the Ration
Board the group was being some too
liber al, what with c ntinuing demands
that gasoline allowances be cut.
The group told the board that they
had been studying the needs pretty
closely, and comparing their allow
ances with that issued for other civi
lian uses . . . such as to civilians
working at army bases, etc., and ad-
.-led thilt when thocn ,i.-ilinr,e itiit
ing a lot of extra riding to beaches.
looioau games ana me like, then it
would be time to cut the farmer's :il-
1 iwanccs. Reported to Raleigh, state
otlina s arrived here Mnnrinv pvnntntr
for a conference and consultation u-ifv,
the Ration board members and the
farm committee. The Raleigh
folks exDected to SOP some firnwnrL-c
but the Farm group was so glad to be
oui oi ineir duplicative work that, in
stead of a good scrap, the joint meet
ing was nearer a love-feast, with the
ousted farmer committee the more
good natured because they had been
tired. Result: they were hired again
at the usual pay just the thanks or
cussing of the pleased or displeased
There will be a Hallowe'en party
at the Ashemont school on November
1, beginning at 8 o'clock. The public
The Tar Heel Boys program was
v.-o'l attended last week. The sch ol
Fifty boys and girls had perfect at
tendance the first month. Their
names will be in the next school news.
Plans for an extra tine program for
tN' annual H -Mowe'en carnival are
" . , mmp'ot '. It will be held at
the high scho .1 buiHirg at 7:1(1 this
evening, Octol r 2S''i. There will bo
i main show ; n J a number of side
The series ri lector s on vocations
at our mid-wc. k assembly is continu
ing and much interest Is being devel
oped among the students. Miss Ella
Stephens Bairett, acting state super
visor of schools lectures Wednesday,
October 20. She gave matters of im
portance in the selection of vocations
and in obtaining vital basic knowl
edge. She also had individual confer
ences with students.
(continued on page twelve)
PRESIDENT Dr. Marcus R. Sn;ith,
Raeford dentist, who was named
president-elect of the 4th District
Dental Society at the annual meeting
in Raleigh last week.
C. H. Flory, forestry specialist of
the regional office of the U S Soil
Conservation, will be in Hoke county
Friday, October 29, for the purpose of
demonstration proper methods of
i pulpwood cutting and timber stand
i thinning. A public demonstration
will be held at the farm of O. B. Is
rael, located 1 mile southeast of
All farmers are invited to attend
this demonstration, and those having
timber stands which may need thin
ning or stands ready for selective cut
ting arc especially urged to be pres
ent. Terracing Fish Pond
Terracing engineer, E. H. Schloudt,
will be here this week, according to
J. C. Hutchinson, district conserva
tionist, and will be available for con
sultation and on terracing problems.
He will also assist in the location and
engineering on the layout if a fish
pond for E. R. Pickler of the Ashley
Cary Stevens Now
Remodeling W. B.
Cary Stevens, who recently bought
the Willie Brown McQueen home, is
remodeling the structure and making
it into a number of apartments.
These apartments will fill a press
ing need here for additional living
New Jersey Lad Praises Hospitality
Of Hoke Folks; Likes Soldiers Center
A most timely letter, received Tuesday afternoon, will give many folks
an excellent idea of what our Hoke County Soldiers Center means to tne Doys
who visit here. Hartland Mershon, former newswriter on the New Brun
swick (N. J.) Daily Home News, who is stationed with a medical detachment
at Fort Bragg has visited the News-Journal office on several Saturdays re
cently to shcot the breeze about his civilian profession. Just why he keeps
spending these weeknd passes here is very plainly expressed in the letter,
U S O, Fort Bragg, N. C.
October 25, 1943
Raeford, North Carolina
After having spent several very enjoyable days in
Raeford during the past month, I would like to tnko this oppor
tunity to express the appreciation of many of tho soldiers to
the people of vour town for their hospitality.
The Hoke County Soldiers' Center is an institution
which very few towns the size of Raeford have, ;ind which
none can approach for its home-like atmosphere and the friend
liness of the hostesses who welcome every soldier. At times
soldiers have been stopped on the street and invited to the cen
ter. Such hopita1itv is hard to equal.
The retiring direct or of the USO Club, Mr. Walsh, paid
tribute to the citizen-j of Raeford on Saturday night when he
ii ankrrl them for their hcln and declared that his work could
not ha e been successful with nit tlieii' cooperation. It seems
to me t k. 'h expressed the thoughts of every serviceman in
regard to the kindness of the people.
When the soldiers aided in saving the furnishinrs of
tbr. Presbyterian Church from damage by fire and water dur
ing the tragic fire last week, they repaid in a small way for the
many kindnesses done them by preventing further loss to one
of the town's fine churches. Even though the servicemen
would have acted the same way in any event, the action may
be considered a token in evidence of our friendship.
Pvt., M. C, U. S. Army
U S O is Financed Through The National War Fund
The Young Men's Christian Association, The National Catholic Commu
nity Service, The Salvation Army, the Young Women's Christian Associa
tions, The Jewish Welfare Board, The National Travelers Aid Association.
Inga . ing At
Rocktislt -gQ n will hnld its annual
ingathei i u dnesday Nov. 3, at
11:00 0'cT ,,3
Picnic I 2 w'm barbecue will be
served atKiTu noon hour. Those who
wish to donate to the dinner will be
given the opportunity.
Must Plan Carefully
For Future Peace
Says W.C. Speaker
Edwin Duckies, of the Womans
College faculty, told a large group of
women here Tuesday afternoon, that
the future peace must be carefully
planned if we are to prevent another
world war after a short rest period
at the conclusion of this present con
flict. Speaking before an opening meet
ing of the Literature and Education
al departments of the Raeford Wo
mans Club and a group of invited
guests, Mr. Duckies, a member of the
American Friends Committee and
secretary of the State Internation
al Relations Committee, gave a most
interesting address on "Peace and
Post War Planning."
He stressed the fact that heretofore
peacetimes had only been "a period
of exhaustion between battles." He
asserted that the peace of the future
must be something bigger, more sin
cere, and that it should be based on
! the attitudes of the people and na
tion.s toward the problems, not only
of the winners but also of their for
mer enemies. Isolationism must go
the speaker said, and people must put
aside? their own selfish interests to
work toward the betterment of all
nations. He suggested an interna
tional group with police powers which
would investigate differences between
nations, and a world court which
would settle the argument before a
crisis resulting in war could arise.
In the business session Mrs. T. B.
Upchureh, presiding, greeted the club
members and guests. Reports of the
Council Institute and the District
Meeting were given by Mrs. A. D.
Gore. Mrs. Gore stated that the Rae
ford club had received a perfect rat
ing for the past year and she present
ed the certificate given for that rating.
She also reported that $70 was made
for the Hoke Soldiers Center at the
recent Card Tournament. The club
members had sold $64,520 worth of
bonds in the recent Loan Drive, she
Mrs. V. R. White, president of the
Educational Club, introduced the
speaker of the afternoon.
The meeting was held ii. Kiwanis
Hall. Colorful fall dahilias and roses
in cloisonne vases were attractively
arranged to make a beautiful setting
for the speakers table.
To Solicit For
United War Fund
Committees for the raising of the
$4,250 for the United National War
Fund and the Hoke County Soldiers
Center were named yesterday by
Chairmen J. L. McNeill and Mrs. W.
The committees are divided into
several groups, with the women work
ing undi r the direction of Mrs. Poole,
and the men under Mr. McNeill and
the Negroes of the county under Ste
The Community Quotas are:
Sanatorium $ 200.00
Ashley Heights 150.00
Pine Forest 125.00
Blue Springs 200.00
Little River 100.00
Edinburg Mill 150.00
Hoke High School 100.00
Grammar Grades 50.00
Colored People Throughout
The County 400.00
Raeford 1.400 00
Committee members for the various
communities, ai d for the Raeford
TOWN OF RAI FORD
TOWN OF RAEFORD. ZONE
CHAIRMEN Mrs. G. B. Rowland,
Mrs. Marcus Smith, Mrs. W. B. Mr
Lauchlin, Mrs. M. I.. G.-.tlin, Jr.. Mrs.
1!. B. Lewis, r:irl Mrs. Herbert Mc
Keithan. ! GARDEN CLl'B Mrs. J. S. J..!.!:-,
'son Chairman. Mr. A. !. Gore, end I
.Mrs. G. B. Rowland. j
LITERATLT:: CLUB Mrs. Ma"-
ens S.Tith, Chrirman, Mrs. V. R. '
White, and Mrs. J. C. McL-an. j
EDUCATIO AL CLUB Mrs. H. L. '
Gatlin, Jr., Crrirm.in. Mr. T. B l'p-
church, Jr., Mrs. 1). II. Hodgin, and
Mrs. Marion C on.
AMERICAN I.TGION AUXILTARR 1
Mrs. R. B. Lewis, Chairman, Mrs.
R. A. Matheso i Jr.
MUSIC CLUB Mrs. W. B. Mc
Lauchlin, Chairman, Mrs. A. K. Cur
rie, Mrs. W. M. Thomas, Mrs. Lewis
Upchureh, an.-: Mi.s Jessie B. Fergu
DAUGHTERS OF EASTERN STAR
Mrs. Herbert McKeithan, Chairman,
Mrs. W. P. Baker, and Mrs. Joe Gul
ALLENDALE Miss Bonnie Mc
Lauchlin, Mrs. H. F. Currie, and Miss
ANTIOCH Mrs. Belle Currie, Miss
Willie Mae Liles, and Mrs. Sadie Wat
ARABIA Mrs. Stanley Crawley,
Mrs. Weldon Maxwell, and Mrs. John
ASHMONT Mrs. D. H. Johnson,
Mrs. M. C. Almond, Mrs. Fred Riley,
and Mrs. A. T. Bobbitt.
LITTLE RIVER Miss Lula Came
ron, Mrs. J. W. Smith, Miss Irene
Seagrove, and Mrs. W. L. Jones.
(continued on pages eleven and
First Vag, rancy
In the first case against loafers in
this county in many months, and
since the Work or Fight order of Gov
ernor Broughton was issued, Sandy
Moore, negro, pleaded guilty to va
grancy Tuesday in county court and
was sentenced to serve 30 days on the
Taying costs on conviction the fol
lowing cases were also heard: Doe
Kelly, negro, dninkeness: Lacy Oxon
dine and Charlie Oxcndine, indians,
drur.keness; Charlie Oxcndine also
paid $10 and costs for damaging jail
property; Lcrov Leach, neqro, drun
keness: James Mel.auchlin and J. P.
McLanchlin, having non-tax paid li
M'1' r: John Griffin, negro, speeding.
Earl Ross was lined $25 and costs
for assault: Randle Jessup of Aber
deen was cleared or a worthies e:ic. k
ohaige: James Holman, nero was
fined $10 and costs for vi lalion of
the road law: Bud Handon and his
wife each paid $25 and costs for hav
ing non-tax paid liquor: and Herman
Harrill, white, was found guilty of
assault with deadly weapon on his
brother Glenn. He was sentenced to
one year on the roads, with sentence
suspended on payment of costs, the
d' ctor and hospital bills of his broth
er, and ordered to report to Clerk of
Court each month for 2 years.
Damage by fire, as yet unestimated,
resulted in considerable loss to the
Presbyterian Church here Saturday
night when flames were found in the
roof of the $100,(100 structure.
The fire was discovered by the Rev.
Harry K. Holland, pastor of the
church, about 7:30 P. M. Immediate
ly the local fire department respond
ed, and a call was placed for assis
tance from the departments of Red
Springs and Fayetteville. By the
time lire lighting equipment arrived
from those towns the fire was under
control but their men aided greatly
in the necessary salvage operations.
Chief Harry Green, of the Raeford
Volunteer fire department, stated that
the principal fire damage was to the
roof of the beautiful building about
the great coppered dome. The build
ing was so constructed that it was ne
cessary to fight the fire from four
sides of the dome and some damage
was done to the gables of the church
in order to reach the interior. Water
damage to furnishings was consider
able but it was said that little damage
was done to the church school build
ing which adjoins the church proper.
Origin of the fire has net been deter
mined. Valuable assistance in salvaging
furnishings was rendered vy a large
number of soldiers here from Fort
Bragg and Camp Mackall. Several
of these men were flreeaters in civi
lian life, with departments in large
cities and were 1 specially helpful.
Letters to the camp.- .;nd to the out-of-town
firemen, expressing the appre
ion or the folks of Raeford have
been sent by tile local lire depart
Th 'milding v s partially covered
by insurance. No announcement has
been made c morning worship ser
v;ei while ror; ir '. being carried out
t it expected that the church school
i.orl; v.ill crtitiii,..' in the building.
Killed When Car
Caesar Peterson, 39, negro tenant
on the A. K. Stevens farm, was al
most instantly kills d when the car
which he was driving turned turtle
after striking a sandbed on the Turn
pike road, just off of 15-A, Monday
Investigated by Sheriff D. H. Hod
gin and a highway patrolman, officers
report that apparently Peterson lost
control of the car when it struck the
deep sand and the car turned over.
Other occupants of the car, a man,
woman and boy, were shaken up but
neither was hurt. Peterson was con
sidered a careful driver and a man of
good caracter. No evidence of liquor
nor of foul play was found by invest
Highway Patrolman J. Barnes re
ports that this was the fourth high
way fatality in the county this year.
All the others had happened just on
the county line, one near Aberdeen
and the other, in which two people
died, near Vass.
Hoke County Would
Be In New Federal
a.-iiuiKiuu. WCt. ZD A bill
creating a new federal judical dis
trict in North Carolina has been in
troduced by Senator J. w. Bailcv
Tl. . , . ..." - '
senator saia no aid not ex
pect the bill to be enacted soon and
advised candiri.iinc f, 41
judgcship not to press their cam
Bailey said the bill would go to
the judiciary committee and ho
e,niM nnt t
"i us passage un
til the committee was ready to act on
several other similar measures.
The new district, the state's fourth,
would include the counties of Meck
lenburg, Anson, Cabarrus. Cumber
land. Davidson, Gaston. Hoke, Moore
Richnv n,l. Montgomery, Ruhcsor
Rowan. Scotland, Stanly and Union'
Bailey said he had no intention of
di-t-irbing the existing judges rr
th. or aides by the introduction of the
o''l. He sai.l the present judges arc
00. ng an exceedingly good job.
The ingathering at Lumber Bridge
Presbyterian Church will be held next
Thursday, Nov. 4th. Services will be
held at 11 A. M., and a barbecue din
ner and the auctions will follow
Let's end it quick with over-subscription
of War Bonds Now!