i The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
OLUME XXXIX NO. 12
RAEFORD, N. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1944
$2.00 PER YEAR
NEWS or OUR
Killed In Action
Dougald McRacken, native of the
Dundarrach section of Hoke county,
and recently o Red Springs, was re
ported killed in action in France by
the War Department Monday. A mes.
sage to his wife, the former Miss
Maggie Mae Norris of Rei Springs,
was received Monday.
He was the son of Mrs. James
McRacken of Red Springs and the
late Mr. McRacken o Dundarrach.
Besides his wife and mother, he is
survived by a daughter two years of
age, three brothers: Peter, R. B.
"Brick" and Herbert McRacken; two
sisters: Mrs. Jesse Parks of Shannon
and Mrs. John McCorquodale of Fay
etteville. Wounded In South Pacific
Word has, been received here that
Capt. J. R. Barbour, a nephew of
Mrs. Roland Covington, has been
badly wounded in an action of the
South Pacific. Capt. Barbour's
brother, Stewart Gordon Barbour.
has been a prisoner of the Japanese
since Wake Island was overrun, hav
ing been a member of the small gar
rison stationed there. Their home
is in Hillsboro.
In Battle Of Saipan
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. McBryde of
Dundarrach have recently heard from
their son, Corporal Wilson McBryde,
who is with an Army Engineering
unit. He reports that he went
through with the Battle For Saipan,
where he first was under enemy fire.
He says: "Well, this is really it. For
For the first time I have been under
enemy fire and it sure makes a guy
feel different .... and landed on
he island of Saipan on June 17th.
was a long thought fight. I guess
was one of the lucky ones. I
.lever got a scratch, so there's noth
ing to worry about."
Corporal McBryde has been in
the Pacific area since October 15, be
fore the attack on Pearl Harbor
and underwent the bombing attach.
He was stationed there until a short
time before his unit joined the Sai
pan task force. A brother, Cpl. Dun
can B. McBryde, is stationed at Fort
Bragg, where he has been for the
past two years.
Pvt. James Currie returned today
to New York where he is with the
anry postal service. He spent a fur
lough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. S. Currie.
Pvt. J. H. McAnulty of Aberdeen
Proving Grounds is spending several
days here with his wife.
' Comes Home
'SSgt. Bruce Conoly, gunner on a
B-17 which has been operating out
of England for some months, has
arrived somewhere on the east coast,
and soon expects to visit his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Conoly. Sgt. Cono
ly holds a number of medals and
awards for meritorious service on
a' number of bombing missions over
Pvt and Mrs. W. W. Hendrick an
nounce the birth of a baby girl, Mary
Glenn, on August 17, 1944. Mrs.
Hendrick was the former Miss Mary
Frank Monroe. Her husband is ser
ving in the armed forces oveerseas
and is at present in New Guinea.
Sidney Sykes, Jr., H. A. 2-c, has
returned to Camp Perry, Va., after
a ten day furlough, which he spent
at home and Wrightsvule Beach
Lubbock Army Air Field, Lubbock
Texas, Aug 23 Arriving here with
Class 44-1 was Cadet Denver R. Huff
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver R.
Huff, Sr. Siler City, N. C, began the
final period of pilot training at this
advanced two-engine school of the
Army Air Forces Training Command.
After a few more weeks of intensive
training on the ground and in the air
he will receive the coveted silver
'ings of a bomber pilot and become
flying officer in the Army Air
ces.. Cadet Huff was formerly a
oltryman's helper at Sanatorium.
Call Off Mclnnis
The annual reunion of the Mcln
nis Clan held the last week of Aug
ust of each year, has been called off
this year due to the epidemic ot In
fantile paralysis epidemic, it was an
Study Corn Crops
In Hoke County
State And Federal Soil And
Fertilizer Men See Tests Con
ducted On County Farms.
A large group of soil and fertili
zer specialists of State College and
the Federal Bureau of Plant industry
'Tuesday joined Hoke County farmers
in inspecting a series of corn ferti
lizer and cultivation tests which have
been conducted on several farms in
The experimental plots were on the
farms of John Parker, J. M. Mc
Gougan. Ryan McBryde, Mrs. Dan
Ray and T. B. Upchurch, Inc. They
included cover-cro pand fertilization
tests, spacing and fertilization and
variety tests. They were under the
direction of B. A. Krantz, as
sistant director of the Ag. Extension
service at State College.
Farm leaders in the observation
group included: J. W. Goodman, W. H.
Rankin, Dr. E. R. Collins, G. L.
Winchester, E. C. Jernigan, and J.
H. Jeter of State College; Dr. M. S.
Anderson of the Bureau of Plant In
dustry of Washington; O. F. Mc-
Crary, C. M. Brickhouse, B F. Fer-
guson, district farm agents, Tom
Patten of the State AAA Committee.
Members of the Hoke County group
included County Agent A. S. Knowles,
J. C. Hutchinson, T. B. Upchurch,
Jr., J. M. MeGiugan, W. P. Phillips,
and Ryan McBryde.
Praise Hoke Crops
Many of these men had been out
inspecting crops in other counties
in past weeks and all were of the
opinion that the crops in this section
were the best that they had seen any.
where in the state.
Death Claims James
P. Smith, Inventor
And Plow Maker
Funeral Rites Conducted Friday
Afternoon; Burial In Raeford
Funeral services for James Peter
Smith, 79, Hoke county farmer and
inventor, were conducted from his
rpeiHfnra rn Ahorrloan RnaH ITriav
afternoon at five o'clock. His pastor, I
the Rev. J. D. Whisnant, minister of
the Raeford Baptist church, had I
charge of the services. Burial was
in Raeford Cemetery.
iir. was tne invenior 01 me
Smifh nlur ,hil, ho mo,,fM.,rrf
in the Smith Plow works from 1905 I
until several years ago. He has since I
devoted his time to farming. I
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jennie I
Looper Smith; a son, David Smith,
of Raeford; a daughter, Mrs. J. H.
Walters, Raeford; Stepson, Robert
Looper, Little Creek, Va.; stepdaugh
ters, Mrs. Roger Dixon and Mrs. J. H.
McAnulty, Raeford, Mrs. Charlie Gor
don, Gloster, Miss., Mrs. Herman
King, Sanford; brother, A. M. Smith,
McColl, S. C.J sisters, Mrs. J. A. Mc
Rae, Clio, Ala., and Mrs. Annie Cov
ington, Columbia, S. C; nine grand
children and one great grandchild.
Market Sells Over
Lumberton, Aug. 23 Lumberton's
tobacco market has been keepnig up
a fast pace, with more than 8,000,-
000 pounds of leaf sold up to the mid
dle of this week. Prices also continue
high," with actual figures early this
week showing that Lumberton is pay
ing more than 50 cents a hundred
above the government ceiling price
on the average.
Some tobacco has been selling
above $50 per hundred, but the usual
run on top baskets is $47,and $48 per
nunarea. i ips are neginning to hit the
market now. WTiile these ordinarliy
do not bring high prices, good baskets
are bringing $40 and above on every
"The condition of tobacco is having
much to do with prices," said Jasper
C. Hutto, superivsor of sales. "Farm
ers should be careful about wetting
down their tobacco. Often this re
sults in damage and a lower price on
the pile. One thing farmers can do,
however, that is helpful. They should
build their loads so as to make
baskets weigh as near 300 pounds as
Alfalfa in North Carolina averages
I I ton sper acre, or more than twice
the yield of other tame hays. Some
growers will double the average yield
of alfalfa this year.
A Dust Bowl on Saipan
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This is the crossroads in Charan-Kanca, Saipan, with the mill
tarv traffic bringing ud supplies to advancing Marine units
( rajsing plenty of dust. It did not
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Dupree Negro Gets
Life Sentence On
Lonnie Rav Fails To , Jlppear;
George Dupree, negro youth an;
former bellboy of the Raeford Kote!.
was sentenced to serve the term of
his natural lite in State's prison by
Judge Richard D. Dixon, of Edenton.
after he made a plea of guilty of
second degree burglary in the crimi.
nal sessions of Superior Court Tues
day. Dupree was under indictment for
breaking and entering a woman's a
partment while she was sleeping,
and for attempted rape. The woman,
Miss Mae Conway, an employee of
the hotel, testified that some time af
ter she had been asleep, on the night
of Auugst 2nd, she had been awaken
ed by the touch of hands upon her
body. She saw the negro, whom
she immediately recognized, kneeling
by her bed. She screamed and the
negro lieu, rts lie icil me ruuui at,
,. f th. Wot R P RraHv
entered the hall and saw him leaving
the girl's bedroom. The negro ran
into a vacant room and remained
there until Police W. R. Sanders and
the night clerk of the hotel arrived
from the first floor. All testified thatj
they were attracted immediately to
the scene by the loud screams of
Frank Wright, Jr., a negro youth,
was sentenced to serve five years in
State's prison for the burning of a
feed barn of Henry McDiarmid. The
negro was tried last January but
judgment was continued then and
in April because the court believed
that others were involved in the case.
Judge Dixon suspended the sentence
and put Wright on Probation for
five years. He is to pay court costs
by the next term of court.
Johnny Melvin, negro, charged with
I incest, pleaded guilty to assault upon
a female and was sentenced to serve
two years on the roads.
Duncan McPhatter, negro, came
clear up a directed verdict of the
court, of charges of embezzlement
of money for the sale of a jack from
a truck belonging to Harry Epstein.
Lillie Mae McArthur, negro wo
man, was given a sentence of two
years in jail, suspended upon pay
ment of costs and $250 to Alex Shaw
to defray hospital costs. The Mc
Arthur woman shot Shaw in the arm,
and the arm had to be removed fol
lowing a drinking party at her house
near the Robeson county line in
Wetdon MeRimmon, negro, was
found guilty of drunken driving and
paid $50 and costs in lieu of a 4
months roai sentence; In another
case he was ordered to pay court
costs and to pay Lee Maultsby $50
for the loss of chickens killed by
a dog belonging to McRimmon which
he allowed to run at large.
Lonnie Ray, negro, charged with
the rape of Beatrice Cherry, negro,
and out on a $750 bond, was called
and failed to appear. The court
ordered a capias issued.
Willie Taylor, an escaped negro
convict, was found guilty ot the
theft of an auto belonging to Pvt.
John W. Eller of Fort Bragg. He was
given a. sentence of S years to begin
at the end of the term he was ser-
Continued on Paga Fiva
take the Leathernecks long to get
M.T. Poovey Named
Post At Banquet
J state Commander George K.
Snow Speaker At
M. T. Poovey, superintendent of
the Edir.burgh Mills, was eleetei
commander of the Ellis Williamson
Post of the American Legion at a
banquet meeting of the Legion and
Legion Auxiliary held at the Raeford
armory last Friday evening.
Other officers elected were. N. H. G.
Ralfnur. vice co:r.manier. and J. S.
Poole, who was renamed adjutant of
the post. These officers will be in
stalled at a meeting to be held at
the courthouse on September 11th,
at 8:15 p. m., it was stated yesterday.
Some 100 members and guests at
tended the meeting and representa
tives from Legion posts at Red
Springs, Aberdeen, and Fayetteville
and the Veterans Facility of Fayette
ville were in attendance. The bar-
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&UJJfc,e: . K.u.cu
ved under the supervision of mem
bers of the Ladies Auxiliary.
George K. Snow, of Mt. Airy, Com
mander of the State Department, was
the principal speaker for the occasion.
Mr. Snow proposed that for the pur
Dose of rehabilitation of the return
ing veterans of this war, a State
Commission of Veterans be appoint
ed. He expressly stated that this
commission should be staggered and
that they serve without pay. This
commission would direct the work
planned for the paid County repre
sentative in every county of the State
aiding all veterans with their prob
lems in securing hospitalization,
money benefits already voted for
them, educational benefits, loans and
other aids which have been approved
for the returning servicemen. He
pointed out that after the last war
there were no service commissioners
to whom the veterans could turn
and that they had to depend upon
their friends to do what they could
to wade though the Federal red
tape in order to obtain just treat
ment under the various State and
Federal Veterans-aid laws.
Frank Sasser, state service officer
o fFayetteville and Paul Noel, his
assistant, explained the facilities of
their office, which are available to
all servicement in securing hospitali
zation and other aids for ex-servicemen.
"An honorable discharge is the
only thing necessary," Mr. Sasser
stated. "Then the veteran can make
application through his Post's ser
vice officer or through the office at
Brief messages of greetings were
brought to the post by C. L. Tyson,
commander of the Aberdeen Post,
and Morrison Peterson, commander
of the Red Springs Post. N. H. G.
Balfour, retiring .commander, was
toastmaster for the occasion.
Clark Family To Hold
Mrs. Flora M. Clark announces
that the annual reunion of the Clark
family will be held this Saturday at
her home in the Bethel community.
All connected with this family are
invited to attend and bring their
bosket for the usual picnic dinner
Hoke Schools Open
The opening of the Hoke county
schools has been postponed until
September 18, it was stated late
yesterday by County Superinten
dent Kenneth A. MacDonald.
''e delayed opening is in compliance
the request of State health
s to the infantile paralysis
e'- 'O n otner counties ani the
pre scarlet fever here.
Mr. . P' Jj, 'd stated that if there
was neeu afP'er delay, a meet
ing of the . ?f. "ducation would
be ca!:e;i dut. c, 4.tember to take
Twenty Names Are
Added To Service
Roll Of County
Committee Asks For Additional
Names Of Servicemen And
Women From County Not Yet
Twenty names of men and women
from Hoke county who are, or have
been, in the armed forces of the
United States since 1940 have been
addei to the Honor Roll list since
the publication of the first group of
nearly nine hundred names last week.
Everyone is requested to read this
list and the list published last week,
very carefully, and if they know
of any native of Hoke county, or
anyone who calls Hoke county his
or her home, and who is not listed
on these two lists please notify Mrs.
Ina Eethune, names committee chair
man, at the Hoke County Library,
Raeford N. C.
The additional names are:
(Correction) McFadyen, Jr., Wil
Gentry, Samuel We'.born
Powell. James Nash
Maxwell. Jr.. NeiU Archie
Currie, Robert W. .
Randleman, Ralph Joe
Currie. William Gwaltney
Cameron, William Oscar
Sumner, Sidney Edgar
Sanders, Luke I
Carter, Jr., Robert Lee
Dickerson, Ervin Wheeler
McNeill, Robert Matheson
Weaver. Robert Wilson
McDuffie, Edwin Lee
Holland, Jr., Hudson H.
Matthews, Mary Elizabeth Pope
Dockery, Robert J. (Colored)
Jail And Bus Station
By Grand Jurors
The Hoke County grandjury re
ported to Judge Richard D. Dixon
Tuesday that the county jail and the
Raeford Union Bus Station had been
inspected and both were found to
be in insanitary condition.
The jury recommended also that
the janitor's service in the court
house be improved; that the jail be
cleaned and kept clean; that the toi
lets in the bus station be put in re
pair and that a screen door be placed
between the waiting room of the
bus station and the hotel dining
room which it adjoins.
J. B. Thomas is forman of the
grandjury and A. D. Austin, clerk.
Loy Joins Mills
William L. Loy has been named
director of the staff for Training
ani Safety of the Edinburgh Mills
of Raeford and associated concerns,
it was announced yesterday by L.
B. Singleton, personnel director.
Mr. Loy was formerly manager of
the US Employment Service in Rock
ingham, He is a graduate of the
Textile school of State College and
was formerly connected with the
Burlington Mills in Alamance county
before his employment by the War
Mr. Singleton states that Mr. Loy
will have under his direction the
Vocational Training Program, which
is now in operation in the plant here,
and at Waverly. Morgan and Scot
land Sheeting mills in Scotland Coun.
ty. A full-time staff of teachers
train inexperienced, sub-standard
and transfer-workers in the opera
tion of the various types of machin
ery until they beoome first class
Assisting in the instruction of
workers at the Edinburgh Mills are
Annie Hinson and Edward Smith.
Several classes have completed train
ing work for supervisors at this
plant and now all new workers are
being given this training while they
Dies As Truck
Ice Truck Swerved From High
way To Miss Smashing Into
Cars At A & R Tracks.
W. D. Lock3my is dead ani James
E. Tyndall suffered back and leg
injuries when their trucn overturned
after Lockamy turned it off the high
way to avoid crashing into two park,
ei cars at the Aberdeen u:id Rockfish
railroadway crossing about a mile
north of Raeford at 3 o'clock yes
Lockamy was killed when he jump
ed from the stilll rolling truck after
i! had left the highway but still was
moving fast enough to hit the troop
train moving across the highway
(there. Apparently he jur.jped, leav
ing the uncontrolled truck to h:t a
bank of dirt in the field which turn
ed the truck over onto the driver
smashing his head and body, kill
ing him instantly.
Tyndall and Lockamy were em
ployees of the Colonial Ice and Fuel
Co., of Fayetteville ani were enroute
from Aberdeen to Fayetteville with
approximately 24.000 pounds of ice.
As the truck rounded the curve about
100 yards west of the railway tracks
Tyndall said that they were going
at a fair rate of speed and when
the brakes were applied they scarce
ly slowed the heavily loaded truck.
"Jump, the brakes won't stop this
truck," Tyndall stated Lockamy
shouted to him. There were two
cars stopped by the flashing railway
safety signal, and about that same
time the troop train began cross
ing the highway. After Lockamy
had got the truck off the highway
jto avoid hitting the cars, the still
(speeding truck appeared as though
I it would hit the troop train down
the tracks. Lockamy jumped but
Tyndall remained in the cab. Al
most immediately Lockamy left the
cab the truck turned over on him.
Lockamy is the son-in-law of Mrs.
L. J. Campbell of Raeford and just
about two hours before the accident
happened he had stopped at the
Edinburgh Mills to speak to hsi
mother-in-law and inquire about his
wife, who was making her home here
with her mother, Mrs. Campbell. His
Wife had left Raeford Tuesday for
Chicago to spend sometime.
Lockamy is the son of Mrs. Ida
Lockamy of Lumberton Road, Fay
etteville. Funeral services for Mr. Lockamy
will be held at the Jernigan Funeral
Chapel in Fayetteville at 2 o'clock
4th Reg. And Glider
Teams Win First
The Fourth Regiment of the Train
ing Center at Fort Bragg knocked
out the strong Florence Airbase team
by the decisive score of 13 to 6, in
a batsman's picnic game to open the
invitational tournament play of eight
servicemen's teams at Roboins Park
in Red Springs Sunday.
In the second game of the after
noon the 326th Glider Infantry of
Camp Mackall nosed out the 2nd
Regiment team from Bragg in one
of the best played games seen at
Robbins Park this season. Whitley
Behrman struck out 12 of the 2nd
Reg. batters and allowed only four
hits. While Leonard struck 10 and
kept the Glider's 10 safeties well scat
tered for the nine frames. Behrman
j literally won his own game by tap
ping out a long single in the eighth
to score the winning run, giving
the Gliders a 3 to 2 lead that was
Next Sunday's doubleheader will
see the 515th Parachute Inf. of Comp
Mackall cross it us with the 398th
Inf. of Fort Bragg in thj curtain
raiser, and at 4 oclock the Red Robins
will meet the Squadron V team from
the Florence Airbase. Semi-finals
will be playei on September 3, and
the championship contest is set for
4-Hers To Give Air
Three Hoke county Four.H club
members are scheduled to appear
on a program to be broadcast over
WPTF Saturday of this week, it
was stated yesterday by County
Agent Abner S. Knowles.
Mr. Knowles states that Landon
Yarborough of Bethel, Pearly Mc
Dowell of Rockfish and Alfred Leach
of Bethel, would be heard at 11:41
a. m. in an interview program about
their 4-H projects and how these
club activities were being applied to
general farm practices. L. R. Har
rill is scheduled to be the interview
er. ' . i