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The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUBLE XXXIX NO. 32
RAEFORD, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1945
$2.00 PER YEAR
Men In Service
Two Hoke Men Are
Missing In Action
PFC. CLINTON F. (JACK) HALL
Families of two Hokecounty boys
serving in Europe have 'received
word within the past week that
they were missing from actions
Pfc. Hall is the son of Mrs. Ada
Hall of Raeford, Route 1, and was
serving in France. He ha3 been mis.
sing since December 14
was assigned to the 36th Division
after 4 months in camps here, and killed in action in France on Dec
wag with that outfit when it landed i ember 18. Sergeant Deaton was
at Oran Algeria. After the North
African campaign he served in Italy
at Salerno, AltaviUa, Cassino and
-was among the first units to march
into Rome. The 36th was one of the
first to establish a beachhead upon
the European continent in the inva
sion of Southern France.
S-SGT. DANIEL E. OHASON
S-Sgt. Daniel E. Chason, 29, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chason of
Route 2, Lumber Bridge, has been
missing since December 21. He was
serving with a unit of the 30th Di
vision on the Western Front. Sgt.
Chason has been service since 1940,
having gone into the Army with
Co. L of the National Guard. He
has been in France since the early
days of the Normandy invasion and
participated in many of the battles
across France and Germany, and
was with the unit which forced the
fall cf Aachen.
A brother. Pvt. David Chason has
been recently discharged fron the
army following a motor-truck ac
cident in which he was seriously in
jured. A brother-in-law, W. S.
Crawley, is a German' prisoner.
Copy Of Gen. Patton's
Christmas Card To
His Men Received Here
Mrs. Frank Williams recently re
ceived from her husband. Capt. Wil
liams of Gen. Patton's Third Army,
a copy of the Christmas greetings and
prayer which were sent from the
General to all of his men. Below
it is reprinted.
"Headquarters. Third United States
Army To each officer and soldier
in the Third United States Army,
I wish a Merry Christmas. I have
full confidence in your courage, de
votion to duty, and skill in battle.
We march in our might to complete
victory. May God's blessing rest
upon each of you on this Christmas
On the reverse side was the fol
lowing prayer: "Almighty and most
merciful Father, we humbly beseech
Thee, of Thy great goodness to re
strain these immoderate rains with
which we have had to contend..
Grant us fair weather for battle.
Graciously we may advance from
victory to victory, and crush the
oppression and wickedness of our
ene-ries. and establish Thy justice
among men and nations. Amen."
Dun Cox, SKV 3-c, returned Sunday
More Service News On Page 4
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Mr, lir eA.?iI" a "n a?i'jP. j0e B,eet on the PUo httlefleW.
Mrs. Mark Clark and David Galliraore, visiting the Hickory (N. C
Emergency tofantile Paralysis Hospital, brouTht hope r Md cheei 'to
patients. Mrs. Clark is familiar with the probleon5wo
br"0'11h" '"""J hve bee. stricken vrith th, dlseSaVld
In. "'or h? wa? pUtat ta the emergency hospital diu
tag the last summer's epidemic! -t-
v. mIIf.', enlriboUoni to the March of Dimes. Jannary 14-SL
teake possible the relentless fight against infantile paralysis. "
Sgt. Henry Deaton
Killed In Action
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Deaton of
i Shannon, were notified that their
son, Sgt. Henry Erwin Deaton, was
i with a mechanized cavalry recon.
naissance group. He was in the
campaign in Africa when he first
went overseas, being later attached
to the Fifth Army ni Italy, and
was transferred with his division
to the fighting front in France very
recently. He received most . of his
preliminary training at Fort Jack
son, S. C.
In his last letter to his family,
written on December 18, the day
he was reported killed, he told them
that he had received all the Christ
mas packages sent him by his fami
ly and friends, and that "everything
was just exactly what he wanted."
This letter was apparently written
just before he went into action.
Sgt. Deaton is
survived by his
parents and a number of brothers
and sisters. Two brothers are in
the service. W. J. Deaton, Jr., is
now in France, and Benton on a
submarine in the Pacific.
He was a member of the Red
Springs Baptist church, and before
his induction was employed by the
Durham Rayon Manufacturing com
Raeford Boys Reune
In The Philippines
Cpl. Edwin McNeill, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John K. McNeill of Raeford,
has been down in the South Pacific
for about two years and until the
other day he had not seen anyone
from these parts. Recently he was
assigned to the postoffice established
on Leyte, and last week he was sort-
ing out mail when he heard a voice
drawl out: "Say boy, where do you
want this mail sack." Edwin turned
to direct the placing of the bag, and munities of the county, according to j grower flue-cured or burley tobne
recognized Pvt. Bobbv Carter, son! Chairman McFadyen, and everyone allotment for 1D45 should file
of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Carter, former
'y of Raeford and now of Ports
mouth, Va. The two Tade hasty ar -
rangcmenls for a gabfest that night, the Hoke County Infantile Paraly
and returned to their jobs of get-!sis Fund, Care N. L. McFadyen.
tine mai to the bovs. Bobbv en-
tercd the service about five months
jago, and this meeting was the first
I either of the boys had had with
another boy from "back home."
Pfc. Ralph "Baby" Cox of the U. S.
A. Paratroops is a member of the
101 Airborne Division that replied
"Nuts" to the Germans when asked
to surrender at Bastonge. He has
previously been awarded the Purple
Heart and Presidential citation.
Mrs. J. S. Hancock has received
word from her husband of his pro
motion from private to sergeant. He
is wrth the 45th Division of the In
fantry serving in the Seventh Army
in France. He has been in combat
since October 1st.
Paul F. Maness, flight surgeon in
the medical corps of the U. S. Navy,
has been promoted to Lieutenant
commander and assigned to Jackson
ville, Fla. He is the son of the Rev.
and Mrs. W. L. Maness of Raeford.
Herman Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Cole, who is on duty in the
Mediterranean area, has been pro
moted to Petty Officer second class.
He is now radioman 2-c.
Iwis McNeill, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. McNeill, volunteered for the
navy on December 15 and
at Rainbridge, Md., receiving his
training. Hi address is Lewis Mc-
Neil!. A-S, Co. 3653. Barracks 324
L, USNTC, Bainbridge, Ml.
In Hoke County
$691 Sought During Next Two
Weeks For Infantile Paralysis
The 1945 Campaign against Infan
tile Paralysis starts in Hoke County,
the state, and the nation, on next
Monday, January IS and lasts through
County Chairman N. L. McFadyen
has perfected the county organiza
tion and urges that all local chair
men get their workers started to
work on Monday the 15th. Mr. Mc
Fadyen also urges that every per
son in the county make a donation
to this fund.
Hoke County was exceptionally
blessed during the epidemic of last
I year in that only one case developed
in the courety. Out of thankfulness
for being spared the tragedy and
suffering so many counties suffered
J we should all give liberally to this
All who are familiar with the
miracle that took place at Hickory,
the establishment of the emergency
hospital, and the nursing back to
life and health and strength of the
hundreds of children that were
treated there, will be anxious to
help in this worthy undertaking.
The National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis put more money
in the fight against the epidemic
last summer and fall than the en
tire state contributed last January.
The county has a quota of $591,
plus $100 for the single case of para
lysis which it suffered during the
epidemic last summer.
a total of $691 which will be sought
during the campaign. Something like
90 workers have agree! to solicit
; contributions in each of the com
will be given an opportunity to con -
tribute. If you desire send cash or
' check contributions mailed direct to
i nairman, uaciora
Sister Of G. W. Cox
Dies At Broadway
Mrs. Easter Womack, 89, died at
her home near Broadway, Monday
night. Funeral services were con
ducted at the home yesterday after
Mrs. Womack was the sister of
G. W. Cox of Raeford. Mr Cox and
Rev. W. L. Maness attended the ser
vices. Mr. Cox is the last surviving
of 13 children of his family.
Hold Square Dance
At Blue Springs
Benefit Polio Drive
Proceeds of the square dance to
be held Wednesday night, January
17, at the Blue Springs Community
house, will go to that community's
fund for the infantile paralysis cam
paign which begins Monday.
The dance is being arranged by a
committee composed of Mrs. J. M.
McBryde, Mrs. E. A. Wright and Mrs.
D. J. Dalton, Jr., who promise an
interesting evening for breakdown
Pvt. William Franklin Wright, son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wright, who
was wounded in France on August
25, after having been in service alxnit
a month, is now in Bushwell General
.hospital, Brigham City. Utah.
May Ask G. nor
Cancel Term L
No Criminal Cases And Ve.
Few Civil Cases Could
Heard During Term Set.
I The regular January term of the
i Superior Court of Hoke County may
tint be held, it was reported here
yesterday, due to the lack of cases.
There are no criminal cases on the
ducket ann the few civil cases that
might be heard apparently are not
in .shape for trial at the present time
it was said.
Cancellation of the term would
mean a big savings to the people of
the county, as special fees of court
officials, jury fees and milage and a
number of other expenses of the term
would be saved if it is found pos
sible to request Governor R. Gregg
Cherry to cancel the term. This is
not the first time since the establish
ment of Hoke county in 1911, that
there has been a shortage of material
for the operation of superior court
here, and some years ago a special
act was enacted to allow the county
court authorities to request the can
celation of court terms when the
docket so light that a term was not
Should it be found necessary to hold
the term, Judge Q. K. Nimocks of
Fayetteville. is scheduled to preside
instead of Judge Henry L. Stevens
of Warsaw, originally calandered for
Services At High
Due to the reconstruction work
on the church it will be necessary
for the Presbyterian church to again
hold their Sunday school and morn
ing service in the high school. Mr.
Thomas N. McLaughlin, superinten
dent of the Sunday school, announces
that rooms in the high school have
been assigned to each of the depart
ments and that the school will begin
promptly at 9:45 o'clock. The church
service at 11 o'clock will be held
in the high school auditorium at it
was last Sunday. There will be no
The church announces the fol
lowing schedule for the week:
Sunday :9:45 A. M. Sunday school, i
11:00 A. M. Morning worship,
sermon by the pastor.
5:00 P. M. Young People's choir,
meets with Miss Brunkhurst at the
home of Mrs. W. T. Covington.
6:30 P. M. Pioneer Vespers and
Young People's Vespers.
3:30 P. M. Monday- Woman's Aux
iliary meets in Kiwanis hall.
8:00 P. M. Wednesday Adult choir
rehearsal in Miss Brunkhurst's of
fice. Apply For Tobacco
Allotment For 1945
Prior To February 1
All eligible producers who are
interested in applying for a new
itheir request at the County AAA
office prior to February 1, accord
ing to the County AAA Committee.
It was pointed out that the an
nouncement by the War Food Ad
ministration that marketing quotas!
will apply on those
two types of
tobacco for the marketing yoar:J"BS ' M wi.uu.,.. v i
of the national marketing quota
would be made available for estab
lishing new allotments.
W. D. Brown Now
Manager Of Raeford
W. D. Brown has assumed the
managership of the Raeford Hard
ware store, recently purchased by
himself and others. F. B. Sexton,
former manager who has been in
that store for forty two years will
continue to be in there for a while.
Lindo Sexton is also to remain but
Mrs. Sexton, who has been the ef
ficient bookkeeper will not be in the
store after this week.
MRS. SMITH McKEITIIAN
IN IIIGIISMITII HOSPITAL
Mrs. D. Smith McKeithan is in
Highsmith hospital in Fayetteville,
where she was taken Tuesday of
this week for treatment. Mrs. Mc-
Keithan hasn't been able to walk
for several weeks She fell earlv in! come tax returns or 1944 returns by
December and iniured her hand, and .January 15.
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XHtTl LOITI l-.t I lt-I MIC Ilrttl a IIIIIIIVIPIL-I
of the trouble which affected her wal-.
To zip the lip
Is an Army must!
Indian Loses Car
When Found Guilty
George Rubith Locklear, indian,
was found guilty of transporting il-
0;t - .vmg' a,ld Plcaded l,ll,y, to iera-
Judge Henry McDiarniid gave the
indian .sentences of 60 days in ecah
of the three cases, suspends i upon
payment of costs, and ordered the
sheriff to confiscate the ear. Lock-
car filed notice of appeal from the
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I confiscation order.
Roland Watson and Paul McNei
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still fee when guilty of operating a
Sam McRae, negro, drew six months I
for possession of liquor for sale. He
was put on good behavior for two . ,nfl , , . ,lr .
. . j ,vi isn 0j c !i,,llcast 500 lockers. The War Produc-
of the road term
James Thox.as McNeill was found
guilty of temporary larcency of the
car of his uncle, and paid costs.
Charge of driving while drunk were
dismissed for lack of evidence.
Hoke High News
Mid-term exams will begin Mon
day, January 22. All students are
urged to attend regularly and review
thoroughly for these exams,
Mrs. J. C. McLean has returned
to her classroom after being absent.
due to illness.
A prize of $2.50 has been pre.
sented by the P. T. A. to Mrs. Gore's
class for enrolling their parents
one hundred percent in the P. T. A.
Mrs. Durham's second and third
year home economics class has an
exhibit of dresses and other art
icles on display in the window of
Baucom's Cash store. It is hoped
that parents and all who are interest
ed will visit the store and see the
good work which has been done by
the girls of the class.
The photographers club will soon
have a new workroom. This room
will serve eight students at a time
and will be supplied with running
water. Three boys. Daniel Baker,
Thomas and John Allen Webb work
ing under the supervision of Mr.
Phillips are taking this improvement.
Two classrooms in the Hoke High
building have been made more at
tractive by a coat of paint. Mrs.
Wedemeyer, Miss Fisher and their
students did the work.
Teachers and students of Hoke
high invested $5408.65 in stamps and
bonds during the sixth war loan
drive. Miss McKeithan's class was
one hundred per cent in buying.
The Sociology class enjoyed a visit
from Miss Flora Boyce. Her talk
was very informative and inspira
tional. Messrs. K. A. MacDonald, V. R.
White, and Misses Gill and Fisher at
tended a district meeting of the N.
C. E. A. in Lumberton Monday eve
ing. ITCHI RCII SCHOOL NEWS
The enrollment for the school is
very satisfactory, however, parents
are stillej urged to keep their chil
dren in school regularly.
The United States Treasury has
citoi the Hnko County Schools for
mu,m l" ' , , T
H .11 V- il 1 1 1 I 1 1 U ' ' Ml I'll V 11U Irtll Ul-
aio planes at $3000 each. Upchurch
school has separately purchased an
Miss Anna G. Smith was called
home because of the death of her
father. Rev. J. B. Smith.
The senior class was very much
inspired during the 6th War Loan
drive. They purchased three bonds.
For Bond Buyers
All children under six years of
age, who now possess bonds purchased
in December, are eligible to receive
Walt Disney certificates and may
scure them at the post office, bank
or from Mrs. W. L. Poole, it was sta
ted by Mrs. H. A. Cameron.
Revenue Dept. Aide
Here January 12-13
A deputy collector will be at the
following places on dates indicated
below to assist tax payers who are
required to file 1944 estimated in
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inth and 11th
Court House in Raeford, January '
12th and 13th.
Basement Southern Pines Post-
office, January 10th.
For Hoke County
Committee Seeks Leases For 500
Unit Cold Storage Plant Here.
About fifty farmers an I business
men met at the court house in Rae
ford Monday night tu hear a discus
sion of freezers loel;e:s by Dr. D. E.
i , V. , ,
1 dry at State college. The artvan-
j tnr.es of freezer lockers were dis
' cussed and slides w ere shown of
itiiiwu3 uuiiii 1 nmt: ui u me Male.
T, ' . .! mh .
terested in seeing such a plant es-
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I tion Board requires that farmers rent
at least 300 of this number before
they will issue a permit to build this
plant, according to county agent, A.
A committee was selected to head
the drive. They are D. J. Dalton,
Marshall Newton, N. H G. Balfour,
F. F. McPhaul, N. F. Sinclair, M. C.
Dew, Tom Cameron, and Daniel Mc
Gill. Mr. Dalton was selected as
chairman of the committee, and the
REA office in Raeford was chosen
as headquarters to pay in first years
locker rental fee of $15.00.
Farmers have an unusual oppor
tunity at this time to improve their
standard of living by renting one
of the lockers within the next few
days. The money collected in rental
fees will be placed in the Bank of
Raeford for safe keeping until th
plant is built. The individual lock
er is of 6 cu. ft. in size and will
hold from 200 to 250 pounds of meat
cut, wrapped and ready for use. In
addition to the locker, the proposed
plant would be equipped with meat
curing facilities, and be able to reader
services in grinding sausage and ren
The individual locker will keep
beef, pork, poultry, and etc. It will
preserve almost all fruits and vege
tables with the exception of toma
toes. It is expected that farmers
will be eager to obtain one of these
lockers within the next few days so
that further steps can be taken in
getting permission from WPB to build
the plant, says Mr. Knowles. The
government has alloted several to
North Carolina for 1945 and ma
terials are available. Every farm
family should look after this today.
Reports For AAA
Payments Now Due
February 15, 1945 is the last date
on which performance reports may
be filed as a basis for making a net
payment to producers on 1944 ap
plications for payment, the County
Triple-A Committee, announced.
"Payment for 1944 applications is
to be completed during the early
months of 1945, therefore, it is
necessary that performance reports
be filed early in order to provide
opportunity for timely preparation
and audit in the county and State of
fices." it was stated.
It was pointed out that applications
fur payments based on performance
f.led after the closing date
be processed for payment only
if it is determine i by the State
Committee, on recommendation of
tiie county eom:ni'tee. that the pro-
cUieer was prevented from Mjntf with
in the specified time (1) because he
was a mei.brr of the armed force,
or (21 because of prolonged illness.
All eligible farmers who habe not
already filed performance reports
and signed application for payment,
are urged to do so at once.
Miss Moffett Speaks
Here Monday At
Miss Natalie Moffett, professor of
Bible in Flora Macdonald college,
will address the women of the Pres
byterian church Monday afternoon
when they meet in their regular
monthly Woman's Auxiliary meet
ing. Due to the reconstruction of
of the church which is now in
progress at this time the meeting will
be held in the Kiwanis hall, Monday
at 3:30 o'clock.
The program on Foreign Missions
will be under the direction of Mrs.
William Lamont, secretary of Foreign
Missions of the Woman's Auxiliary.
Miss Moffett who will bring the
inspirational address has spent a
number of ye3rs in China as a mis
sionary under the Presbyterian Fo-
reign Mission board. Miss Moffett
ispoke in the local church a few months
n p.i when she taunht an all day
ago when s'le taught an an aay
studv class. The women of the local
church will be delighted to have tins
opcrtunity to hear Miss Moffett again.
.CAREFUL TALK SAVES LIVES,