The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 2G
RAEFORD. N. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 2nd, 1913
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Vi';- IN UNIFORM
J iii-lraTiiir"" --
Reid Childress To
T he Advanced
Garr'.en City Army Air Field. Kan
sas, Dec. 1- An eager class of avi
atioi. cadets has arrived at this basic
flyji:? school from various primary
schools in '.he Central Flying Training
Command, to begin their basic phase
of flight training.
These potential pilots, who have
completed sity hours of primary train
ing, Kill take nine weeks cf intensive
air and ground schooling at Garden
Citv, after which they will be assigned
to advanced schools for the final phf se
of the'ih instruction.
, From Raeford is Aviation Cadet
Reid W. Childress. 23, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl W. Childress, attended Nor
North Carolina State College for one
year after graduating from Hoke High
School, class of '39. He was a service
station operator prior to entering the
Reg-ilar Army where he attained the
rank of staff sergeant. Cadet Chil
dress con.pleted elementary flight
training at Victory Field, Vernon,
"Bud" Johnson Ends
Fdwin A. "Bud" Johnson, who has
just completed his basic trainjng at
the Naval training station at Bain
brie ;;c, Md., spent last week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Jchnson.
He h:s returned to Bainbridge to
await assignment to duty.
Earl Dunn Now
At Oklahoma Field
Oklahoma City Air Port, Tinker
Field, Okla., Nov. 30 Now stationed
at Tinker Field is Pvt. Earl G. Dunn,
formerly of Raeford. He is assigned
to a repair squadron at this model es
tablishment of the'Air Service Com
mand for the.jaaintenjince and repair
if aircraft and the training of air de
Fet. Dunn is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jas'in Dunn, Raeford. He was a
painter prior tj entering the army.
Fi Iford McMill.in left for the West
Con I. alter visiting his home in the
I t. Col. Poole returner! to Ft. Eustis
Fr; ' ' pHcr a week's leave was
sp; . 1 : t ho-ne.
It . r 7r:.?m Service
v Leon nr.! RT-.n'tsbv of Raeford.
'ollv'.l in the U. F.. Marine Sor
:.; wick at t'lp V. S. Miritimc
1 on.'olliMrt ofiVe, 2"9 E. Fay-
'"t, in Baltin-ore. M rylartd.
I' ' '. ill imri'r.'o a trMrins period
frc i t-'-ee to seven months at ne of
the lT. S. Maritime service training
sti-ttinji. Upon successful completion
of t '-i course he will be qualified to
serve on a merchant vessel in the de
partment for which he was trained.
F-rollment in the U. S. Maritime
Service are open to men between the
ages oi 17 1-2 and 50 years of age.
G?cu$ Of Fathers
Frrert For Exam
Orly one of fifteen men reporting
to Fort Bragg from Hoke county to
morrow for pre-induction examina
tion is not a father according to Miss
Peg?y McFadyen, clerk of the Hoke
board cf the Selective Service Sys
tem. Of the list below, with the excep
tion of James K. McKenzie, all are the
fathers of children, according to Miss
McFayden. These men are to report
for final examination Friday, Decem
John Gillis McLeod, Everett Hen
derson Sheppard, Hugh Roswell Smith
.Henry Gurtie Townsend, Kesley Ru
dolph Hickman, Clarence Woodrow
Pittman, R:ger Whitfield Dixon, Char
lie Whitford Haynes, Walter Duncan
Brown, Charlie Morrison Sanderson,
Jarres K. McKenzie, Reuben Pate,
Isaiah Jackson. William Laurence Up
church, Harold Alexander McDiar
mid. Cot And Friddell '
Hurt In Accidents -
G. W. Cox, former postmaster, sus
tained a painful leg ingury Monday
morning in arfall.
Freddy Friddell was quite severely
scalded Friday when re turned a pot
of boiling water upon his leg and foot.
Light Docket In
Only six defendants faced Judge
Henry McDiarmid in county court
Tuesday. This was one of the light
est dockets for the weekly sessions in
W. F. Burgess, negro, paid costs for
having improper auto license; Ellis
Spilman, white, paid costs for speed
ing: Roy Noble paid costs for drunkenness.
I In a trial for theft of money Lob
lTnrnhv npffrfl was found CliltV of
stealing $7 from Olie Ingram, while
Essie Seaford, also indicted in this
case was found not guilty.
Johnnie Dupree negro, was found
guilty of abandonment of his wife and
children and ordered ,by the court to
pay the costs and pay $3 each week to
them towards their siipptrt or spend
six months on the roads.
Hull Denies Late
Washington, Nov. 29. Secretary of
State Hull took some of the wind out
of the latest bunch of ballooning peace
rumors today with a sharp warning
that "most of the time" such reports
are put out to impair Allied prosecu
tion of the war.
Hull did not say specifically what
sources spread the peace talk, but it
seemed clear that he had Nazi propa
gandist in mind. The intention, he
told his press conference, is to build
up overconfidence among the Allies in
the hope that their vigorous attacks
on Germany will be relaxed.
A short time before he spoke a
news dispatch from Stockholm quoted
a Sevenska Dagbladet account of a
story in the Swiss newspaper La Sui
sse to the effect that Germany had
made a new peace proposal for sub
mission to Prime Minister Churchill,
President Roosevelt and Premier Sta
lin. This was but one of the latest in a
series of stories, originating chiefly in
Europe's neutral capitals. One from
Switzerland offered an unconfirmed
report that Pope Pius XII had under
taken to mediate an end to the war.
To Land Today
The Rev. H. H. McMillan. Mis
sionary To Chinri For Many
Years, VVrs Prisoner of JVprm
An""i3 those p,won",c:-s on tie
Swedish Liner Gripsholm who are
c!"e to lj.nl in New Yorli tod -y aft-r
,i l!,i.'fl;i "lile journey .from Joiaecfo
priM ns is the Rev. II. H. Mc'.'.Ijll.m
The Uev. Mr. MvaTilhm ha? ben
a rii.ijnary to China for .r.r r.y years.
lion our eutiy into too vr.tr lie vas
m:.-'e a pr'.-oner nt S' :.r.;:h'.i.
Mr. McMiU. n h r. broli'or to T.. L.
McMillan of Raleigh, state (director
of the ofliiie of Civilian Dofnro vni
recently elected National vice com
mander of the American Legion. He
has a large number ef relatives in
Hoke, Robeson and Scotland counties.
Mr. McMillan, a Baptist missionary,
is the brother of John Arch McMillan,
editor of Charity and Children, and
cf Misses Kate and Oneta McMillan
P- T. Allen To Be At Courthouse
Four Days To Aid In Proper
Filing Income Tax Returns.
P. F. Allen, of the Internal Revenue
department, will.be at the courthouse
in Raeford all day on December 6, 7,
8 and 13 to aid in the preparation of
income tax returns for all persons
filing them before December 15th.
It will be Accessary for the farmers
t- have their income and expenses
listed and totaled when calling on the
deputy, as it will be impossible to have
the listing done in the courthouse of
fice. Every farmer who has an income of
$624 or more will be required to file
a return. This is true regardless of
the number of dependents he may
The return is an estimate and is not
to be treated as a final return since
that will be filed between Jan. 1, and
March 15, 1944. However, it is ne
cessary that the estimate be within
33 per cent of the correct tax liability
or penalty will be applied when the
correction is made.
Any farmer who has not received
a blank through mail may secure one
from the courthouse office, or should
apply to the Collector of Internal Re
Ground-Air Maneuvers Call For
Complete Blackouts In Towns And
Rural Areas December 6tli - 7th
Area From Lumberton to West End and From
Fayelteville To State Line Included
Only One Signal To Be Given
Civilian defense officials have been
called upon to "clear the nights in
six counties" on December 6 and 7
of all lights in both towns and rural
areas, for the purpose of Army air
and ground maneuvers under "con
ditions that will closely approximate
the conditions encountered in battle."
The announcement stated that
points of impact and greatest con
centration of troops will be in the
general vicinity of upper Hoke county
and around Aberdeen and Southern
OCD workers in all towns and
rural areas will carry out their usual
functions assigned to them as the
practice blackouts held previously.
Test Blackout .
There will be a test-blackout to
night, according to H. L. Gatlin,
chairman of the Raeford OCD. The
red signal will be given at 9;4S and
everything In this area is supposed
to blackout promptly. The yellow
warning signal will be given at 9:.
15. This Is only an alert for the
Civilian Defense workers and no
signal will be sounded until the
"Red" is given at 9:45. The blue
is due at 10:05 and the white at
10:15 for tonights test, Army offi
Signals for 6th and 7th will be as
follows: yellow 8:30; Red 9:00;
Blue 1:50; White 2-00.
Eren War Plants Black
It was pointed out in the announce
ment that even plants working en
tirely cn materials must be complete
ly "blacked out or closed" in the area
between Lumberton and West Eend
on these two nights .
While town people will be notified
by the "Red warning" farmers not
within range of these sound devices
are urgently requested to "blackout"
entirely promptly at 9 p. m. each of
these nights and keen any lights from
showing until 2 a. m. the fallowing
Permission has been frsrtcd by
tre S'ato Ilighwjj- ,-r., PA vc Vor'-.s
Cwmtoirn to closo nil trrf'jc on
Highway No. 1 from Ccn-.tro" te T oe.
I Army Corps
For some time the Tomen of the
army have been "''etting th? messages
' through" as radio and telegrr ph op
erators, and as truck drivers anj
jeep-chauffers- - . and now they
are ooing a job that means a great
deal to each individual sld;or -. -they're
getting the m lil through.
'Whether it's V-Majl or parkaev-s
f cookies from home'' Lt. M iriorie
T. Conover, the Hoke County reeruit
inr! officer said today, "the WACS are
helping to make the wheels turn
smoothly and efficiently in the great
system of the Army Postal Service."
V-Mail is the special process which
microfilms each letter on a roll of
16-mm. film containing more than
1,500 individual letters. By reducing
them in size, one mail sack of micro
filmed letters delivers the equivalent
of 36 sacks of regular mail. More
than fo--ty million V-Mail letters
have already gone overseas without
the loss of a single letter.
"Getting the mail through Is just
one of 155 key jobs the WACS pre
doing to bring the day of victory
el'srr, Lt. Conover said. "In dozens
of Army camps and posts, you'll see
these women working on the hanger
line or in the photographic labora---v
or in the control tower of air
fields. They're not only freeing men
for dutv at the, front: they ore help
in? to keen America free. There must
be thousands of other women like
I thee who want to olsy and artlve
nnrt in the war Tf thev come to see
I me In the Post Office Buildinp. Rae
I foH. en Saturdavj nnmi""s. I shall
be happy to give them further jn
i formation about the WnmenV Army
Corns. Inquires mil mv He ad
r,red to; Lt. Mnrlnrle T. Cnrnver.
jWC- Recruiting Officer, General
Delivery, Raeford, N. C
kingham, on State Hichway No. "7
noith of Hamlet, cn Highway No.15
from Eastwood to Laurinburg and
on Highway No. 211 from West End
to Raeford on the blackout nights be
tween 7 p. m. and 2 a. m.
Highway patrolmen will establish
and maintain the road blocks. All
traffic within the block-off area will
be controlled rigidly by military pol
ice. McMillan said the Army has re
quested that non-essential travel
within the block-off area be avoided
during the blackout periods because
of the fact that all highways and
country roads will be heavily-congested
and the country-side utilized
in troop movements.
The entire area will be open to day
light travel at all times.
Planes participating in the maneu
vers will be in flight over the area
throughout the period of the maneu
vers. "It is vital to the effectiveness of
the manuevers that the sub-districts
i indicated be completely blacked-out
I insofar as lights in buildings, resi-
dences, cities and towns are concern
ed," McMillan said. Only so much of
the civilian defense personnel as is
necessary to effectuate the black
out will be mobilized."
Details of civilian cooperation in
the manuevers were discussed by
Army officers at a cenference with
T. Boddie Ward, motor vehicles com
missioner; Charles Ross, general
counsel for the State Highway and
Public Works Commission; B. W.
Davis, State maintenance engineer;
Major J. T. Armstrong, head of the
highway patrol; and W. H. Rogers
Jr., assistant commissioner of the
motor vehicles division.
"They pointed out the desirability
that the public, whether in vehihicles
or on foot, keep out of the entire
black-out area on the two nights of
the manuevers unless their presence
there is highly essential," McMillan
"The Army officers sa'd they fully
realize their request will inconven
ience persons residing within the
black-out area and pointed out their
orly recompense will bo t'lo kn v. 1
ege thr.t they are actually : i;i jr s the
Army in trairii" our t ctienl t.-oors
for eo r.!at r.nd tint fr?'.r efn'-'s pr.-l
h'.onvenience are a very real con
tribution to the w.ii- el To t."
Noted Lvanrelist SV'll Conduct Series
At Presbyterian Church.
The Reverend Ginsy Smith, Jr.,
noted evangelist, is hoh'ing a series
of preaching services at the Maxton
Presbyterian Church, beginning Sun
day, November 28th, and continu
ing through Sunday, December 12th.
Mr. Smith delivered his opening
msarto at the regular irn'-nirtg wor
ship serviee at 11 run o'clock on Sun
day. He will be heard each night, ex
rept Saturday, at 7:3f) weekday morn
ing scrvirrs the first week.
Mr. Smith was named for his
father, an Enflish gipsy, whose re
markable life led him frrm a gipsy
tent in the English countryside to
tremendous congregations both in
England and in the United States.
He was one of . the most eloquent
preachers of his day.
Gipsy Smith, Jr., chone to follow
the sea as his career in early youth.
From that he was Providentially led
to hear call cf the gesncl ministry.
He is known throi ghout America as
one of the outstnndirg evengelistic
and revival preachers of the nation.
In rerent years his ministry has
largely been in the South.
The Presbyterian Church extends
a most cordial welcome to everyone
to attend these services.
Mr. J. J. Pence of Wagram is ser
ving as songleader during the ser
vices. Series Evangelistic
Services At Peoples
The Rev. C. F. Wricht, evangelist,
begun a series of evangelistic services
this week at the Peoples Gospel Tab
ernacle, according to an announce
ment made yesterlay by the Rev. E.
M. Dellinger, pastor at tle church.
' dies Plans For
. toring Church
torian Congregation To
l&Wans Soon: Architect Do-
tne plans for restoring of
the. W 4 jmaaed Presbyterian Chureh
arer H'd to be ready soon f 'r pre
sent! Vk'"'0 tho congregation for con
siderfH. n, aeeor.lin to the pastor,
the Rev. Hi rry K. Holland.
Mr. Holland stated that Dr. E. M.
Conover, church building consultant
of New York, met with the building
committee of the local church here
Monday and studied the building and
plans.. Many suggestions for the re
storation were considered and noted.
These notes were then taken by the
consultant to Philadelphia where he
will study them with a firm of church
! architects. From their studies plans
and recommendations will be made
up for consideration of the congrega
tion. Letters concerning the details of
arrangement of the church interior as
well as the reconstruction of the dam
aged roof and dome will be mailed
out this week to members of the con
gregation, it was stated. As soon as
the plans arrive a congregational
meeting will be called for considera
tion of suggested changes and im
Denied Bail In
Alfred Laneley, 52. Wealthy
Landowner, Had Been "Going
With" Mrs. Cora Johnson.
Laurinburg. Nov. 28 Alfred Lang,
ley, 52, wealthy farmer and large
landowner of Scotland County, was
ordered held without bail by a coro
ner's jury this afternoon in connection
with the murder of TTrs. Cora John
son, 41. near here last Thursday night.
Evidence brought out at the inquest
was that Langley had been "going
with" Mrs. Johnson for some time.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was that Mrs. Johnson "came to her
death at the hands of a person or per
sons unknown to this jury," ac'.-'ir.g,
however, a roe mmene'ation that "Al
fred Langley be held without bond fur
(he next term of Superior Court."
The body cf Mrs. Johnson was found
near her home about two miles east of
Laurinburg. about 8 A. M. Friday.
Sac had been shot in the region of the
heart with a .32 c: libre pist 1.
Officers expressed ti e belief t'r t
'h3 h.-i been shot about II P. V.
Trrrr.iav nielit at sotve olar s,,o'.
a:r toe body transported by car to the
place where it was found. The bedv
was found about 25 yardr fro n a farm
ro:. .1, and a';o.it a quarler of a n-ile
f orn her horrie.
The hi'r'jand of tlic dead woman,
V-'W. S. JoVrson, had been in the Navy
for some tiire. Same ironths apo he
ivas wour.dcd on duty and was given
a discharge from service. Since Sep
tember he has been a patient at the
Veterans Hospital in Fayettcville. and
was at the hospital at the time his wife
Mrs. Johnson lived with her mother
and three children near here.
It was testified at the inquest today
that Langley and Johnson had en
gaged in an argument over Johnson's
wile prior t J the time that the husband
enterej the Navy,
Lansley, a widower, lives in the
Snead's Grove community near Laur
Sheriff W. D. Reynolds and local of
ficers have been assisted in the inves
tigation of the murder by the State
Bureau of Investigation.
Flier Is Accused
In Death Of Boy
Fayettcville Dec. 1 Fort Bragg's '
public relati. ns office announced this
monvng that "charges would be pre
ferred against the officer of an army
plane that killed a newsboy while the
plane w flving low over the reser- ;
vat ion v morning." j
Char. re preferred -as a re- i
suit of a preliminary investigation j
conducted by a board of offcers.
Ralph S. Belk, 12 year old Lake- i
dale newsboy, was killed almost in- I
stanrL hen the plane piloted by First !
it. tawara E. McCollum, F. A. Obser
vation Bn., after passing over the
moving newstruck banked and came
back over the truck, where his left
wing struck Belk in the head, accord.
j ing to v irnesses. Belk was one of sev
en boys riding in the rear of the truck. '
J When the plane came over the truck i
the second time he was the only one j
who failed to duck. '
Funeral services were held for Belk !
this afternoon at 3;30 from the home :
of his mother, conducted by the Rev. i
W. D. Early.
Over 4 Tons Pork
Dressed At County
Seventeen Custo:ners From Over
Counly Futi-onize New Plant:
TwoPorkcrs Weigh Over 500
During the past week over four
tons of pork were dressed at the Hoke
County abl:aoir, according to John
A. McGoogan whj is supervising op
erations of the new plant for the
Mr. McGoogan states that seven
teen customers patronjzed the plant
during the week and 8,452 pounds
of pork was turned out for them.
The largest hog weighed 526
pounds. It was grown by Russell Mc
Allister. The second largest was own
ed by J. L. Teal and, it dressed out
The plant was but recently put
into operation though the major
part of the building and instalment
of machinery was completed some
weeks ago. Built by the county it is
located in a part of the truck shed at
the armory. Complete slaughtering
equipment has been installed and the
entire plant erected according to a
plan approved by the State health
Mr. McGoogan reports that a large
number of farmers and townspeople
have signified their intentions of
patronizing the abbatoir and indicat
ions are that it will be kept quite
busy throughout December.
Of Deer Tuesday
One Group Prepared For Big
Bags Of Game With Spotlights,
The State is preparing to fire some
big guns at two groups of men arrest
ed in this county within the past
month for hunting deer at night, ac
rording to Game Protector H. R. Mc
Lean. Marvin West and James West of
Eunn Level, John A. Monroe of Lil.
linrton and Sam Clarke of Manches
ter are under indictment for hunting
with nnot lights on the mrrning of
N. veoiber 21st and John H. Kellum
"f Fayet'e'.'ill" and Srt. Lee Oneal G
Ca ter of Camp Hone!:all are under
-eo ' .-writing tri-.i.., for hunting at 1
-V November 2,nt'i.
f'"'-o rrofeiors ?.Trt.e?n, W. H.
r" ' ' A. P. .":T:orzie of Hoke
eo, r.y, w. K. JTcConn:.ur';ey of Ro-
"in!, am! Tom Ro'lins cf Lee made
,:'t and several
and an automo--.mrnunition
' r.to-: -(. batt-ry.
or cr nuniing equipment used by
ro; ht hunters of the protected deer
M. McLean stated that the men
vrr l-ken info custody in Hoke coun
fv near the Ovcrhills estate. After
their arrests the area about where
they were taken was carefully search
ed and three doe and cne male deer
were found dead.
The trial, postnoned spvor.il )1t
' 18 Si hf ;i,tl,i to b hr,cl next Tuesday
I mo :T-n" .it t!-. ,,,nni.i.. , - ..
j -r. . ...v. ,vr.i.v session or the
, eo ty R.vnrde-s Court before Jud-e
i ..enry MuD.armid. Several lawyers
nre TectcJ to appear in the cases.
In Stp.te Tomorrow
j Vi?coimt Halifax
CHAPFL HILL. Dec. 1
Vr-co-int Halifax. British ambassa
dor to this country, will visit the Un
iveritv of North Carolina and the
'-vy Prefliiht school here tomorow.
!Te will be accompanied by Gevernor
A ter a review of naval cadets, the
v iters will return to Raleigh for a
Lord Halifax will speak at Duke
"r.iversity tomorrow night
to Boy -f