The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXVIII NO. 28
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 16th, 1943
news or OUR
Paul McCain Gets
Wings And Second
Sanatorium, Dec.9. Paul P. Mc
Cain, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. P. P.
McCain of Sanatorium, has been a-
warded his navigator wings and
commission as second lieutenant fol
lowing graduation from the Naviga
tion School at Seliria Field, Monroe,
Prior to his enlistment he attended
Davidson College and is now stationed
at Pyote, Texas.
Of Walterboro Post
Laurinburg Officer and Veteran
Army Flier to Head Air Field
Walterboro, S. C, Dec. 9 Col.
William M. Prince, a native of Laur
inburg, N. C, and a veteran Army
Flier, has taken command of the Army
Air Field here, succeeding Lt. Col.
E. H. Kilgore, who has been assigned
tn fh Third Air Force.
Prin wn ffrnrhiMpd in law at the,vl"s suggestion by Senator Bailey,
University of North Carolina in 1924
and practiced at Laurir.burg until
hp colored th Air Com. in 1928.
He came here from Dade Field,
Fla., prior to which he had spent 18
months in the Aleutians and 10
months in Alaska.
Word has been received here of
the promotion of Capt. Richard L.
Burkhart, stationed at Camp Hale,
Colorado, to the rank of major. Major
Burkhart is married to the former
Miss Lucille McNeill, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McNeill of Rae
v ird, Route 2.
Pvt. J. B. Harvey of Fort Bragg
and Mrs. Harvey of Fayetteville,
spent the past-end here with his
cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Harvey.
Visits Baby Daughter
Sgt. Fulford McMillan of Camp
Breckenridge, Ky., spent four days at
home this week. He came to see his
new daughter, Lucy Gale, who was
born Sunday morning, arriving here
just a few hours before her father.
Sgt. Billie Crawley, of Camp Bark,
ley, Texas, Mrs. Crawley and their
baby spent a ten-day furlough here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Crawley. They returned to Texas
James David Captain
Five Months Before
Notified Of Fact
James David, husband of the former
Miss Carolyn McLean, has been a
captain since the 7th of July of this
year, bpt he did not know it until
five months after the promotion.
As Lt. David, he completed the
required 51 flights over enemy ter
ritory and did so much damage to
enemy fortifications and factories
that he won a string of medals, in
cluding the DFC. On July 7th he
was ordered home for service at a
Flying Fortress training center, af
ter serving thirteen and a half months
on foreign fronts.
On July 8th his promotion arrived
at his former station, but he was en
enroute to America. Since then orders
for his promotion have been fol
lowing "channel" and last week he
Boy Carries Farm Lingo
To Camp With Him
Camp Claiborne, La. Lt. Elijah
Taylor, Jr., regimental special ser
vice officer here tells this one about
a farm boy who couldn't learn the
Taylor said the private's officers
succeeded at last in curing him of
calling his rifle a gun, his rifle sling
a trap, and using other such unmili
"By the time his company was
scheduled to fire for record on the
-ange, his instructors were congrat-
)nting themselves on a job well done,
i the firing line, however, the dog-
ce's rifle jammed. i
"Anything wrong- soldier?" the
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If Liberty b worth fifhlinc fr it's
worth parlor for Bay More War
Cotton Ed Supports
Bailey Plan For
Nominates Harry F. Byrd for
Presidency From Senate Floor
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 Senator
Ellis D. '(Cotton Ed) Smith shouted
in the Senate today that Senator
Harry F. Byrd, Democrat of Virginia,
should be nominated for President on
a Southern Democratic ticket and
called on the people of the South to
organize a party behind the Virgin
ian "and get one decent man in
Speaking before a crowed Sen
ate the South Carolin.lan, veteran of
35 years service, answered assert
ions by Senator Guffey. Democrat of
Pennsylvania, that Southern Demo
crats under the leadership of Byrd,
had joined in an "unholy alliance"
Republicans to kill the administra
tion's servicemen's Wte bill last week.
Smith his voice rising to a shout,
asserted without naming Guffey that
these charges had been made "by
those we wouldn't recognise as being
Democrats in the South."
Declaring that southerners had
'made possible the election of a
gang that is now disgracing the
party," Smith said he endorsed a pre-
Democrat of North Carolina, that the
(southerns form an independent party
!of wn anci attempt to wield the
balance of power in the electoral
"If the South organizes and stands
by its selfrespect, and votes the way
it should, we may never have another
Democratic President Imean of a
certain variety," the South Carolin
Chuckling, Smith said he was
"afraid" his hearers would infer that
"I am not a new dealer.1
"I want to nominate Harry Byrd
for President now and call on the
southern states to organise, yieir own
Democratic party ana get one decent
man in office," he said.
Late yesterday afternoon the first
snow of the season had covered this
area with a white blanket about three
inches in depth.
The forecast was for more snow
in western and central North Carolina
this morning, with the weather turn
ing clear and colder later in the day.
Reports from the eastern part of
the state said snow fell generally.
In Raleigh there was a substantial
amcunt of snow, with the tempera
ture hovering around the 28 degree
Will Sell Army
Trucks To Civilians
Applications For Fuel Should
Be Approved By OPA Before
Bids Are Entered.
All persons who are planning to
purchase trucks placed on sale by
Army officers as no longer suitable
for military use were advised today
by the Office of Defense Transpor
tation to consult their ODT Motor
Transport district office before bid
ding on such equipment.
, G. T. Muselman, ODT District
Manager in Wilmington, says several
cases have occured where persons
have purchased trucks and then
found the proposed services were of
a nature that would not qualify them
for allotments of motor, fuel and mile
age. The ODT warning on purchases of
Army trucks applies also to would
be purchasers cf used trucks of any
kind. Such a purchase should not
be made until the prospective buy
er makes certain that a Certificate
of War Necessity, required for oper
ating any kind of commercial motor
vehicle, will be issued by the ODT
for the type of service in which the
truck is to be used.
It the vehicles are to be used in
"for-hire" carrier services for which
Federal or State certificates are re
quired, it will be necessiry to sub
mit evidence of such authorizations
when applying for Certificates of War
By cherking with the ODT, pro
spective purchasers of such trucks
c?n avoid possible financial los from
buying vehicles for which they will
be unable to obtain gasoline alloca-
tions, the ODT pointed out.
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Liirl DOm I UeSday
Lynda Carol Stubbs, a seven and
a nan pouna Daoy gin was uora oi
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover Stubbs Tues.
morning in the courthouse apartments.
Mrs. John Cameron
Succumbs To Stroke
Funeral services for Mrs. John
Cameron were conducted Tuesday
morning from the home at McFar
lands by the Rev. A. D. Carswell,
isted by the Rev. Mr. Keith and the
Rev. Harry K. Holland.
Mrs. Cameron was taken ill Satur
day and died about midnight Sun
day. Surviving are two daughters, Miss
Katie Cameron of the home and Mrs.
Vann Swanson of Erwin, and three
sons, Clifton of Aberdeen, Fred of
Wilrrington and W. W. Cameron of
Hoke 90 Bales Over
The December 1st report of the
Census bureau showed that 13,421
bales of cotton had been ginned to
that date this year as compared with
13,331 on the same date last year.
according to J. R. Shaw, special a
gent. County Abbatoir Had
IBiggest Day Monday
Monday was the biggest day for
the abbatoir since beginning oper
ations several weeks ago. 4,193
pounds of dressed pork was deliver
ed to eight cutomcrs, it was reported
by Dave Jones, Butcher.
McNair Smith Had
Attorney McNair Smith was out
Tuesday after suffering from an
attack f chicken pox. Still bearing
the marks of the attack he says he
cannot undersand why he had to
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so much more while
Negro Schools Is
State School Board Hears Gov
ernor on Post-War Proposal
Raleigh, Dec. 9 A post-war pro
of consolidation of the state's Negro
school system, to afford more and
better opportunities for agricultural
and vocational training, wag advoc
ated today by Governor Broughton.
The Governor, speaking at the reg
ular meeting of the State School
board, termed the Negro's educational
opportunities as inadequate to meet
the needs in these fields and recom
mended that a long term program be
planned now for the time when phy.
sical equipment is available.
ASKS EQUAL CHANCE
Asserting that there are 1,000,000
Negroes in North Carolina, Governor
Broughton said that after the war
these citizens of the state should be
afforded an equal chance of education
"both in the school rooms and in
agricultural, vocational and other en
He recommended that the board
appoint a committee to study the
problem of consolidation and he ask
ed that the committee make its find
ings known to the 1945 General
Assembly. The board deferred ap
pointing of the committee until its
Speaking of the salary differential
between .white and Negro school
teachers, the Governor said-
"In 1938, white teachers were be
ing paid a maximum salary of
$133.33 amonth, compared with
$100 for Negroes. This year salaries
or white teachers remain approxi
mately the same, but those of Negroes
have been increased to a maximum
"I expect that the 1945 General
Assembly will provide for the leveling-
off of this differential. More
than any other state. North Carolina
has recognized! the justice of equal
pay for all teachers, and the day Is
cominr when such equalization will
The Governor said consolidation of
Netrro srhools in one-fourth of the
state's 110 cunties already had been
brought about, but added:
"There . still are too many one,
two and three.teacher schools in the
state, many of them entirely in
adequate in physical equipment to
serve the larger numbers of Negro
children enrolled. Racial harmony
is at stake in the matter of seeing
that improvement is made in this
He said that agricultural and health
agencies already have been asked to
work out long-term programs for
the betterment of the Negro race.
Dr. Hudson Mc
Millan Back At
Some Information on What He
Has Seen and Done Since He
Returned to China Two Years
Ago. Was Gripsholm Passenger
This week we welcome back Dr.
Hudson McMillan, who hns been in
China since late in 1941. We are all
interested in him and in what he is
doing, so we will jut peep in on him.
He is now making his home down in
Riverton at the old McMillan Home.
Dr. Hudson McMillan met with the
Wagrams Men's Cluh on the first
Thursday in October, 1941, and soon
after left for his work in China as a
missionary. The day after Thanks
giving, 1941, Dr. McMillan arrived in
Soochow, China, and was there at the
time of "Pearl Harbor." He found
three missionaries at Soochow, and
they stayed together in Soochow un
til April 12, 1942, when they were
strongly advised by the Japanese
authorities to go to Shanghai with
the view of a possible return to
America. All four of the missionaries
went to Shanghai, and remained there
until February 15, 1943. Dr. McMillan!
being from an outpost of Shanghai,
had an opportunity to return to the
United States on the first exchange
ship, but gave over his place to
sick person in Shanghai. This of
course is right in line with the fine
spirit of Dr. McMillan. While in
Shanghai, Dr. McMillan was staying
in the concession, and he had right
much Liberty. He taught during the
year in the Baptist Seminary which
had been temporarily moved to that
city, which was a great opportunity
for service, and they had informal
contact with the Chinese Christians.
On February 15, 1943, He, and
about 1,000 British, American, Cana
"-lUin and-Putch subjects were intern
ry filjipn Pootung Civil Assembly
ijenier. vrouna ou oi mose m me
camp were missionaries, and they
held their Sunday worship services
and their Sunday Prayer meeting
services. Dr. McMillan says that one
of the finest Bible classes he ever
taught was the Book of Acts which
was taught while in tamp.
Dr. McMillan was one of those who
sailed on the Teia Maru on Sept
ember 19, for the trip back home.
There were about 1,500 on board the
ship, which traveled about 19,000
miles before reaching New York on
When they'left the interment camp,
they were given their unmarked
Bibles, and on the boat back hox.e,
the religious services were continued,
but Dr. McMillan said he had to de
pend on the Lo:d for preaching mat
erial on the boat as all Bible helps
were left behind. He had the second
great thrill, teaching the Book of
Acts on theboat on the way back
home. One business man and one
missionary died on the trip, and two
children were born, so they landed
with the same number as they started
with. On arriving in New York, Dr.
McMillan, Rev. John Arch McMillan
and Misses Katie and Oneta waiting
to greet him, with all of Wagram
there to rejoice over his coming back
Dr. McMillan says that God is a
wonderful God. Through it all he
could see His Hand. There were
no outbreaks of sickness, few mos
quitoes and a very mild summer.
God just seemed to be ther leading
and taking care of His own. Dr. Mc
Millan was kept in excellent health,
and says that: "I was constantly con
scious of God's care, of the prayers
of the people back heme, and the an
swered prayers which were going
up to the throne of Grace.
Gen. Hanley Speaker
For "Wright" Day At
Kill Devil Hill
Maj. Gen. Thmas J. Hanley, Jr.,
commmanding general of the South
east Air Forces Training Center at
Maxwell Field, Ala., will be the
speaker at Friday's observance at Kill
Devil Hill on the 4nih anniversary
of the first airplane flight.
Governor Broughton announced
yesterday that General Hanley had
been designated to act for General
Henry Arno'd chief of the Army Air
Forces. General Arnold some time
ago accepted the invitat;on to speak
provided unforecen developments did
In the meantime. General Arnold
accompanied President Roosevelt to
the conferences at Cairo and Teheran.
Yesterday, General Arnold was in
T a nnmhftr nt fnrm margin., nn
the rationed list has been reduced
from 91 to 31, reports J. D. Blickle,
Extension agricultural engineer at
State College. -
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Joint Services For '
Two Members Hour '
Family Held Sundayv Jy-
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon, Dec. 5, for Mrs. Mary
Lillie Bounds, 75, and her son, Wil
son Junior Bounds, 46, at the Antioch
Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Hen
ry G. Ruark. their paster, assisted
by the Rev. Troy E: Jones, conducted
Members of the Board of Stew
ards of the Trinity Methodist church
of Red Springs were honorary Pall
Mrs. Bounds, a native of Richmond
county and the widow of the late
Eli Thomas Bounds, had been iU for
several months.. She died Friday
night at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Sherwood Currie, in the
Allendale community. The death of
Wilson Bounds, who made his home!which amounted t.y $17.20 in each
in Red Springs, was within a few
hours of that of his mother. He was
a patient at Pittmans hospital in
Fayetteville for several weeks.
Surviving Mrs. Bounds are two
daughters, Mrs. Currie and Mrs. D.
H. Yarborough, and four sons, L. L.;
C. D.; W. F.; and J. A. Bounds. There
are also 28 grandchildren and seven
Surviving Wilson Bounds are his
wife the former Miss Mattie Johnson
and five sons: Jack, Howard, Wilton,
Harvey and Lawrence Bounds, and
five daughters; Mrs. Melvin McNeill,
Mrs. Jack Ray, Mrrs. George Hall and
Misses Mary Helen and Sara Marie
M 1 J D
lOW ISSUCU DV
Washington, Dec. 11. The cust
omer can play turnabout with the
butcher beginning December 13, col
lecting ration stamps instead of giv
Under the Price Administration's
new points-for-fats plan, the house
wife will be paid one brown raation
stamp point plus two cents every
half-pound of waste kitchen fat
turned in to her dealer. A pound of
fat will command two ration points
and four cents.
The ration-point incentive is de
signed to increase iagging collecting
of fats, needed for the production of
nitro-glycerine and other explosives
and for many additional war pur
Although cooperation on the part
of retailers is purely voluntary, OPA
said housewices should encounter no
difficulty in excanging fats for points
if they remember four simple rules:
1. Kitchen fats should be melted.
strained, and placed in a clean tin
container; glass or paper containers
are not acceptable.
2. Retailers will not give ration
points for less than one-half pound.
Neither will they give points for
fractional overweight; for instance,
one and one-half pounds of fat will
be worth three points, but one pound,
five ounces will be worth only two
3. Only fats which are no longer
useful in cooking should be turned
in. It does not matter to the dealer
if the fats are discolored, highly flav
ored, or burned.
4. The program will last indefin
ately, so it isn't necessary to rush to
the butcher Monday.
In some cases "ration coupons"
may be given instead of one-point
brown stamps from War Ration Book
Four. Ration coupons are a special
type of ration currency used mainly
by dealers who do not have ration
bank accounts. They may be used
in any store to buy meats, cheese,
salad oils or other brown stamp foods.
If, for some reason, the retailer
you take your fats to will not ac
cept them, you will find one nearby
who will," OPA said.
The points-for-fats offer is open
only to housewives, other consumers
and operators of boarding houses
where 50 or fewer persons live.
Meat dealers, restaurants, hotels
and manufacturing plants will not
be paid in p ints for their waste fats.
CHARLOTTE, Dec. 14. Three
soldiers walked along the street.
They rret a Major. They walked
very straight. They saluted the major
properly. The Maqor saluted the
Then the soldiers grinned at the
Major. Then the major grinned back
at the soldiers. Then the major went
'one way and the soldiers went an-
Probably morale In that out-fit
is pretty high,
jC&&j't:M PER YEAR
Fined This Week
Three Drunken Urivers Lose
Licenses And Are Fined $50
Each In County Court
John H. Kellum, Fayetteville taxi
operator, Mark J. Smith and E. E.
Grubbs, also Fayetteville men, were
fined $100 each when convicted in
county court Tuesday cn charges of
night hunting in wild game areas
of Hoke county, and a fine of $100.00
was remitted in the case of Sgt. Leo
nard G. Carter who accompanied Kel
lum when he was arrested two weeks
ago by Game Protectors H. R. Mc
Lean and W. E. McConnaughev.
The men also paid court costs
case. Sgt. Carter paid costs also on
charges of hunting without license.
Four men fron out of the county,
caught in the Little River section,
were tried and convicted last Tues
day. They were assessed fines and
court costs aggregating $672.95 by
Judge Henry McDairmid.
Roby Elmer Calloway, white, and
David Bethea and John McKay.neg
roes, were found guilty of driving
autos while drunk, and each paid
$50 and costs and were deprived of
drivers licenses for 12 months.
Dowell Kermit Saville. George
Madison Martin and Frank Hodges
all forfeited bonds of $20 each posted
when arrested for speeding.
Clarence Gilloapite, negro, paid
for drunkness; Erne?t MoMillian paid
costs for drunkness.
Willie Purcell and John McKay
paid costs for violations of road laws,
and Henry Hollingsworth paid $10
and costs for driving car without op
Driver Held On
May Act Charge
Harold Carpenter Hubbard was
ordered held under bond of $750 by
Commissioner W. R. Barrington for
trial on May Act charges brought by
The hearing vss held Tuesday. He
was charged with aiding and abet
ting prostitution by federal officers.
Reaves Family Now
Home On Fulton St.
Mr. and Mrs. U. E. Reaves and
children moved to their Raeford home
from Fayetteville last week. They
purchased the Bethune home on
Fulton street some months ago and
only recently could get possession
of the property.
Mr. Reaves has disposed of his
drug store interests in Fayetteville
and will devote his time to the maag
ement of his store here.
There are five children in the fam
ily; L. E. the third, Harriett, Doro,
thy, Tommy and Robert.
Edwin E. Smith Is
Elected Master Of
Year Past Under Leadership of
Master Potter One of Most
Successful In History
Edwin E. Smith was named mas
ter of the Raeford Masonic lodge
Tuesday evening at the annual elec
tions. He will succeed T. B. Potter.
Other officers elected were: senior
warden, Ralph Chapman; junior war
den, Joe Gulledge; D. H. Hodgin
treasurer, and Lacy Clark, secretary'
were reelected to their posts for an
Dur'ng the part year under the
leadership vf Mr. Potter it is rennrt-
ed that he lodge has enjoyed one of
ine mosi active and successful years
in its recent history.
Installation ceremonies will be held
on Tuesday evening, December 23th.
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