The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 22
RAEFOIfl), N. C, THURSDAY. NOV. 4t! la '3
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ttE? NEWS Of OUR
Sgt. Lester McMinis
Of Edinburgh Section
Teih Sergeant Lester E. McMinis,
son of Mrs. Minni? A. Mi-Minis of the
F.dinbnr:!h section of Hoke County,
has hern lisic.t among th.vn missing
in action by the War D-oarttient.
McMinft has been in service in the
Soutli Pacific ana far s me month?
with the air forces there.
Rocent'y his bravery was attested
by members of his crew who were
aboard a plane damaged so badly in
action that the crew was o:dered to
bail out. Crew Chief Mi-Minis, with
out a parachute, straddled t'-.e bomb
bay doors anj held them open, while
other crewmen made their escape
from the plane. The pilot, however,
was able to crash-land the plane and
he and McMinis were unhurt though
the plane was badly wrecked in the
Mrs. Lola Pope Has
News From Step-Son
From Jap Prison
Mrs. Lola Pope received a card
Tuesday from her st -p-son, Staff
Sergeant Howard L. Pope, the first
direct communication from him in
nearly t .vo years.
Sgt. Pope who entered the. army in
1935 was in service in the Pmlilipines
from 1917 and Was taken prisoner in
May of 1942. Though Mrs. Pope had
heard if him through the War De
partment this is the first mail which
has been received. All of her mail to
him has been returned.
The rani was one of those furnish
ed by the Imperial Jap.uiee Arry.
It reads: "I am interned at. Head
quarters War Prison Camp No. 11,
Phillipine Islam's. My h -alth is ex
cellent. I am well. I am uninjured.
Please see that my loved one.-; r.nd
friends are notified as to my irood
health. Please give my regards to all
Patrolman J. Barries
Hears From Nephew
In German Prison
Highway Patrolman Jason Barnes
received a card this week from his
nephew and namesake, Crl. Thomas
Jas n Roberts, of Leaksvill- from a
war prison camp in Gerrary. Cpl.
Roberts wrote the card on May first
and Mr. Barnes received it on Novem
ber first. A part of the message in
cluded congratulations on the birth
of the child of Mr. and Mrs. Barnes.
Cpl. Roberts, now 19 years old, was
reported missing after the Rommel
drive in North Africa on February
17th. It was five months later that
his family learned he was living and
Watson McNeill, of near Red Springs
who is connected with the Carl Mor
ris livestock business here, and Mrs.
McNeill have gone to Marianna, Fla.,
where they witnessed the graudation
exercises of their son, John Watsrn
McNeill. Jr., at the Army flight train
ing school there yesterday.
Sgt. Paul L. Davis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. F. Davis of Raeford, scent a
few days at home this week while en
route to another camp. Sgt. Davis
has just completed the air mechanics
course at Keesler Field, Miss., and
was qualified as expert air mechanic.
He left Tuesday to report to his new
Hugh McLauchlin Navy B has
returned to Duke University after
having spent a week between semes
ters with his parents. This is Hugh's
last semester of six having had the
first four at Davidson.
Pvt. Woody Hendricks of Fort Jack
son spent the week end here with Mrs.
Capt. and Mrs. Paul Dickson and
Paul HI arrived in Raeford Sunday
from Camp Stewart, Ga. Paul has
been ordered to Ft. Meade, Md.
Graham Dickson who is at Camp
Rosecrans, Cal. has received his pro
motion to rank of Major.
Cpl. Dan Howell's new address is:
582nd Sal. Rep. Bn., Camp Ellis, 111.
Toomey Wilson has been promoted
to 1st Class Pharmacists mate, accord
ing to a letter received this week by
his mother, Mrs. D. C. Wilson. He
has Just returned to duty from a short
leave which he spent in London vis
iting some of that city's interesting
places. His address is now: D. C.
Wilson, Ph. Mate 1st Class, Navy No.
246, Fleet Post Office, New York City.
Lt. Archie K. Lovin
Lt. Archibald K. Lovin, son of T.
E. Lovin, of Fairmont, who formerly
made his home with Mr. and Mrs.
George Klapp at Shannon, has been
transferred to the Army Service For
ces. Dep. t, at Atlanta, Georgia, ac
cording to an announcement by Col
onel J. W. G. Stephens, commanding
oiTictr of the Depot.
Prior to his assignment at Atlanta,
Lt. Lovin was attending the Suppply
Officers Training S.hool at Harvards
Sihool of Businesi Administration.
He tittered tiie ar:r.y in March 1942,
and received his commission in June
I'M. He attended the University of
Mrs. V. LPocIeTo
Be County Chairman
Of WAC Enlistment
Mrs. W. L. Poole has accepted ap
pointment as chairman of the Wo
mans Army Corp enlistment cam
paign in Hoke County, it was an
nounced this week by Lt. Marjorie T.
Conover, WAC, of the Charlotte Re
The enlistment campaign for 500,
000 women, aged from 20 to 50, is now
in progress and continues through De
cember 5th. Recently opened in
North Carolina by Governor J. M.
Broughton is a special drive for a
group to form a Tar Heel companiy
which is to be inducted, trained and
stationed as a unit.
Lt. Conover pointed out that the
women of the Army have the same
j privileges as men, except there are no
' combat units, in rank, mail franking,
! pay and insurance. At the present
i time it is ihe ' nly branch of the arm
i ed services in which a woman is per
mitted overseas duty, though it is pos
sible to enl;st lor home-duty only.
135 Jobs For Women
Lt. Conover states that at the pres
ent time women are filling 155 differ
ent kinds of jobs in Ihe Army, replac
ing men in ofTic-s, driving trucks, in
photo wvrk, rnd in rdministrative ca
pacities. Upon enlistment they un
dergo a fi e-wi-eks course of intensive
basic training in military organiza
tion, military laws and courtesy, map
reading, and gas mask training. Af
ter that they may be assigned to an
active unit or sent to one of the WAC
training schools for instruction in
some particular Army work or trade.
For some weeks Lt. Conover will be
in Raeford each Saturday at the Rae
ford postoffi'-e for the purpose of in
terviewing women interested in this
branch of the service.
Mrs. Poole suggests that those who
wish to learn abrut the WACs see her
here at her off.ee, where they can se
cure phamphlets and WAC informa
tion, then they can see Lt. Conover on
Saturdays. Miss Conover will be
here all day this Saturday and will be
at the USO club in the Armory on
It was explained that requirements
call for at least two years of high
school education, or its equivalent in
some specialized service, between the
ages of 20 to 50, and have three per
sonal recommendations from persons
of good character.
CAPT. GATLIX AND
Captain and Mrs. Robert Gatlin and
daughter, Betsy Ross, have returned
to Raeford to make their home. Capt.
Gatlin is awaiting an appearance be
fore an Army retirement board on No
vember 11th at Atlanta where he will
meet the board for a medical dis
charge due to a lumbar spinal injury.
Capt. Gatlin, a reserve officer, en
tered the service in January of 1942
and has been on duty with the 77th
and the 100th divisions before being
nospiialized at Oliver General hospi
tal, Augusta, and later at Lawson
General hospital at Atlanta.
Lt. Lovin is a member of the Quar
The Rev. George Pirkard, former
pastor of the Bethel-Shiloh churches
has been promoted to captain. He Is
stationed with the 75th Division at
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and is the
senior chaplain of the outfit.
Lt. Col. W. L. Poole of Fort Fusti.
spent Sunday with his family.
Corporal Tommy Tyson is at home
on a 20-day furlough from the Carri
The annual Ingathering of the
Phillipi Presbyterian church will be
held on Wednesday, November 10th.
Subscriptions To War Fund Are Laig
As Campaign Nears End, Says Chairi
Opening with a square dar.ce that attracted one of thcV "t
crowds ever at the Armory last Friday evening, the combiner P. e
for funds for the Hoke County Soldiers Center and the United Na
tional War Fund reached its middlepoint yesterday with less than
a third of the quota contributed.
Chairman J. Lawrence McNeill re
ported that only S1,2B5 had been re
ceived by the t-casurers, Wilmer Mc
Donald and Miss Jessie Bright Fergu
son at noon on Wednesday.
He asked that campaign w. rkcrs re
double their efforts to reach every
person in the county before n'-xt I
Tuesday to give everyone an oppor
tunity to contribute to the support of
the local Center and the seventeen
different agencies united in the War
Reports from the committee which
is canvassing the business section of
Raeford have been exceedingly good.
They state that, in reply to the letter
sent all business houses, nearly all
have contributed. This group asked
for a certain sum from these busi
nesses and many cf them have given
more than the contribution asked for,
it was said.
Endorse War Fund
From opposite sides of the world,
the Eisenhower brothers, one of them
a general, the other a college presi
dent join the backers of the National
War Fund and its seventeen war-related
agencies for which 6,000 cam
paings are now under way, uniting
appeals for military and foreign ser
vices with local welfare agencies.
General Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower,
commanding the Allied forces in
North Africa and Italy, has transmitt
ed the following message through mil-
uengnteci to endorse National V.'ar
I-und campaign and to extend best
wishes for complete success."
His b'-nth r, M. S. Eisenhower, pres
ident of Kansas State College had this
to sny about the National War Fund's
"Our taxes and our funds invested
in war bonds go to the Federal Gov
ernment to nuance strictly war needs.
But there are other vital human needs
in war. I have seen some of them.
In North Africa I saw refugees from
France, Poland, the Low Countries,
Yugislavis, who had fled from their
homes to escape Nazis tyranny. They '
preferred even homelessness and star
vation to Nazis oppression. And what
I saw does not, I know, match the in
describable situation in China and
elsewhere. We in Kansas .... all of
us can help by contributing to
the National War Fund."
Dr. N. A. Funderburk
Dies In Tennessee
Dr. N. A. Funderburk, lust surviv
ing of five brothers of Mrs. H. W. B.
Whitley of Raeford, died suddenly
Saturday evening at his home in Un
ion City, Tenn., where he operated the
Dr. Funderburk was a native of
Union county this state.
vices and interment were in the Ten-
nessce town. Mrs. Whitley was una-
ble to attend the services due to ill-
Chief Yoeman W. R. Barrington Praises
Work Of USO In Mediterranean Area
In a letter received this week by his parents, W. R. Barrington,
Jr., chief yoeman, USN, speaks very highly of the work being done
by the USO in the Mediterranean area. The letter reads as for
lows: U. S. S cf Fleet Post Office, New York N. Y.
Tuesday Night, October 19, 1943.
My dearest Mother-Daddy and all:-
Just a short note tonight to let you know that I am
well and everything running smoothly for me. Hope this finds
you well and happy. I haven't heard from you in quite some
time now. The last letter was No. 30 of September 15th. I
know you have written, so I will be patient but it isn't easy.
Nothing out of the ordinary has happened since my
letter to you. Have been leading a very routine existance from
day to day.
We had an excellent U. S. O. show on board during the
noon hour today. All of us thoroughly enjoyed it. This par
ticular troupe has been in this area for the past several months.
They are on their way back to the States now, however. Be
lieve today's and tonight's show will wind up their toul You
can tell the folks back there that the U. S. O. is doing a wonder
ful piece of work over here.
I haven't heard anymore from Uncle Leon. He will
probably pop up one of these days when I am least expecting it.
Well, since I haven't heard from back that way will
have to make this one rather short. You know it is a lot easier
to Write a letter when you can answer questions and discuss
the home town news, but it's quite a problem to find enough
words to fill a page otherwise.
Hello to Martha and Bill for me. Also remember me
to Ebb when you write him. He never did answer my letters
(or else they were lost in transit).
Will write again within the next few days.
Love and best wishes, Barry, Jr.,
Barrington, W. R., Jr., CY, USN.
Jury List Made
The following men have been
drawn for jury service during the
November term cf Superior court
which will be convened here on the
Luke McFadyen, Raeford, A. R.
Currie, Blue Springs, J. W. McKenzie,
Stonewall, W. T. Holland, Stonewall,
W. S. Fields, Antioch, Dan Carter,
Stonewall, C. C. Conoly, Antioch, J.
A. Chason, Stonewall, John A.
Maultsby, Quewhiffle, Henry Plum
Jim Baxley, Raeford, M. D. Shaw,
Raeford, J. A. Jones, Stonewall, N. B.
Sinclair, Raeford, A. M. McBryde,
Stonewall, W. F. Livingston, Stone
wall, Lacy McFadyen, Raeford, John
A. Wilkes, Blue Springs, A. S. Priest,
Stonewall, James A. Watson, Antioch.
M. C. Dew, Raeford, G. C. Lyttle,
Antioch, Ernest Almond, Quewhiffle,
Dan A. Holt, Raeford, W. D. McLcod,
Raeford, L. A. Biggs, Stonewall, G. L.
Livingston, Stonewall, O. M. Scull,
McLauchlin, Lacy McNeill, McLauch
lin, N. B. Blue, Raef rd.
G. D. Vanroy, Quewhiffle, John
Stubbs, MLauchli ., N. A. Maxwell,
Raeford, J. E. Vanhoy, Quewhiffle,
.1 F. Jordan. Raeford. Hush McGill.
! Little River, Judson Lee. Jr.. Allen-
c aiCi Albert Maxwell. Blue Springs,
W. W. McLean. Raeford, M. C. Al
L. H. Koonce, Raeford, Roland An
drews, Raeford, Daniel Love, Blue
Springs, D. W. Gillis, Antioch, John
Walters, Blue Springs. Albert Guin,
McLauchlin, R. H. Livingston, Anti
och, A. L. Bobbin, Quewhiffle, J. C.
! Gibs n, Antioch
Dove Season Dates
Are Changed; Open
Nov. 25 to Jan. 5
County game protector H. R. Mc
Lean, has been advised that the dove
season has been extended until Jan
uary 5th. The seascn opens with that
of quail, turkey and rabbit on No
vember 25th. Originally the Federal
season for Dove was to close on De
cember 24th. The bag and possession
limit is 10, according to Mr. McLean.
Cotton Ginning In
The October 18th report of J. R.
Shaw, special agent of the Bureau of
Census, shows that cott n ginning in
Hoke county on that date was consid-
I erably ahead of the same date last
I Reporting 10,061 bales for 1943, this
is nearly 500 bales ahead of the 9,566
I reported in 1942.
Wayside Box Supper
Friday Benefit Of
War Fund Drive
There will be an old time Box Sup
per at Wayside Community House,
Friday ni.uht, Nov. 5th, at 7:30. The
public is invited to attend. All ladies
are asked to bring a supper box to be
sold at aucti. n. There will also be
' fiir c:ili fntT'n mL-o ;,nH tii
The entire proceeds will be given to
the United War Fund Drive in Hoke
$5,000 Bond In
William H. Campbell, Negro,
waived the preliminary hearing be
fore Judge Henry McDiarmid in coun
ty court Tuesday, and was ordered
held for trial for the murder of John
D. Mi-Laurin, negro, also, in a fight
Sunday, October 17th.
Bond was set at $5,000.
Elizabeth Willis was fined $35 and
costs and ordered to pay a $15 medi
cal bill when convicted of assault with
a deadly weapon upon Aline Thomas.
Allen Henderson and Joseph May
nor, Indians, paid costs for possession
of illegal liquor. John Hurst, negro,
paid $10 and costs for a violation of
the road laws. Jerry Bandy, negro.
paid costs for drunkeness.
John Robeson, negro, paid $10 and
costs for assault upon his father, Will
Robeson, w ith a deadly weapon. Tes
timony showed that John threatened
his father with a shotgun after an ar
gument which was precipitated by
the older man.
Catherine Jones Is
Dress Winner; New
Home C!ub Formed
The October report of Miss Jose-
phine Hall, home agent, shows that the
month has been one of considerable
activity among the home demonstra
ti:n clubs of the county. The report
Thirteen home demonstration clubs
met in Hoke County in October with
an attendance of 159. A new group
made up of women in the Buchan
community of Quewhiffle township,
met at the home of Mrs. A. T. Bob
bin. "Meat Canning" was the major
project for all clubs during the month
A number of colored women attended
the meetinfs also.
The Hoke County Council of Home
Demonstration Clubs met at the court
house on the afternoon of Oct. 8
Twenty-night council members and
four visitors attended. Miss Verna
Stanton, district agent from Raleigh
was present. The main purpose of the
meeting was to discuss the mobiliza
tion drive in the county.
Catherine Jones of Rt. 1, Lumber
Bridge, modeled a blue woolen dress
in the District 4-H Dress Revue at
White Lake on Oct. 15. Catherine
was the Hoke county winner and this
entitled her to participate in the dis
trict contest. She also received an
attractive medal in the records con
test. The Wayside Club members baked
14 delicious cakes for a dinner-dance
for a group from Camp Mackall.
The Arabia Club made curtains for
a day room in one of the hospitals at
The Pine Forest Club completed
curtains for 22 windows in a mess
hall at a hospital at Fort Bragg.
Mrs. L. W. Parrish, a member of the
Wayside Club, reported that her fam
ily has been very enthusiastic about
the edible soybeans she planted last
spring. She says, "Next year, instead
of planting 2 rows in the garden I'm
going to plant 10."
The four pressure cookers in the
home agent's office have been used
constantly during the month. A great
deal of meat canning has already been
done and from remarks heard at club
meetings during the month a great
deal more will be done.
The home agent attended meetings
of the Library Board, the County
USO Committee and the Red Cross
Camp and Hospital Committee during
A number of club women made bed
room shoes, brought collections i re
cords, pictures, playing cards, maps,
and other items for the hospital at
The women in the Arabia Commu
nity, under the direction of Mrs.
Stanley Crawley, completed 60 Red
Cross kit bags in October.
Thirty-three club members assist
ed with the United War Fund Drive.
Sixty-five library books were
checked to women at club meetings.
. Josephine Hall,
Gets 3 Years In
Draft Evasion Case
Hedrick Callahan, Hoke county
man, was sentent-ed to sorve three
years in Federal prison at Atlanta
Monr'ay by Judge Johnson .T. Hayes
in Federal court at Winston-S-'.'em.
Callahan was charged vi'.h falsifi
cation on his draft cpicstionai:v and
of failing to report for physic .1 exam
ination when called by the I-u-al
Testimony showed that in Tilling
out his questionaire Callahan claimed
to be married and was not. T.'iis false
statement led to a laic call irom the
board. When the call was sent to his
address he could not be found by pos
tal employees and he was listed also
as a delinquent. It developed that
Callahan was serving a ro d sentence
and did not get the notice. Judge
Hayes, in sentencing Callahan, stated
that he did not believe in allowing
men to get off by joining the army af
ter conviction of draft law evasion
and gave Callahan a sentence of three
Miss Peggy McFadyen, clerk of the
Hoke board, and deputies J. C. Wright
and W. R. Sanders attended the Cal
Local Board Lists
Leon Potter, white, and Robert Lee
McNair, Negro, have been listed by
the Hoke County Board of the Selec
tive Service System as delinquents
under the new order that went into
effect Monday, November 1st.
Under the new order all persons
failing to return questionniros or re
ply to calls of their draft boards are
automatically classified as delinquent
and may bo called immediately for
induction or for assignment ta work
of national importance.
While men over 38 m; y not be
drafted under most circumstances,
those listed as delinquents may be
called immediately and the Armed
Services requested to waived age re
strictions which would prohibit their
Both Potter and McNair have fail
ed to return their draft questionaire
and give notice uf their change of ad
dress. Potter is over ."8 and McNair
has recently become 18.
Approve Bill To
Provide 25 Million
For Bond Ads
Washington, Oct. 26 The senate
banking committee approved today
by a vote of 11 to 5 the Bankhead bill
authorizing the treasury to spend up
to $30,000,000 annually for war bond
advertising in newspapers.
Only one minor amendment provid
ing that the advertising be placed at
prevailing space rates, was inserted
in the bill.
Senator Bandhead (D-Ala) said he
would seek to call the bill un for
sideration of the full senate "without
In its executive session, the bank
ing commitee rejected an amendment
by Sen. Ball (R-Minn) which would
nave cut the advertising authorization
in half and provided that the redneivi
amount be spent entirely in newspa
pers published in communities under
As finally approved the hill nm.
vides that the treasury shall spend at
least $25,000 0000 and not urn than
$30,000,000 in bond advertising, half
me lund to be utilized in papers pub
lished in communities of less than
10,000 population and half in -iti.
over that figure.
Fred Johnson Now
At Stoneville, Miss.
Baton Rouge. La. Fred P .Tnhntnn
extension cotton ginning specialist!
nas Deen appointed by the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture for service In
Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi.
western Tennessee and North Caroli
na. He will have headnu.irtor nt fh
Federal cotton laboratory at Stone-
vuic, miss., ana win co-operate with
state extension services and county
agents in work to bring about cotton
Rev. Mr. Holland At
Hemp This Week
The Rev. Harry K. Holland k con
ducting a series of evangelistic ser
vices at the Hemp Presbyterian
Church this week. Regular services
are being held, though, at the Raeford
Presbyterian Churrh in his absence.
GIVE TO THE I'NITED WAR FTM