The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 33
KAErOKD, H. C THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945
$2.00 PER YEAR
$ NEWS or OUR
Capt. Wat McNeill
At Miami AAFRS
MIAMI BEACH, Fin., Jan. 17.
rni Thn W MeNei . 23. of Red!
Springs, N. C, has arrive) at Army!""1 Lewis B. Horshcy, director of
Air Forces Redistribution Station No. i Seloctivo Service, lists the total
2 in Miami Beach for reassignment I Arnltd Force personnel of the United
processing after completing a tour of ! States as approximately twelve mil
dutv ouUside the continental United ho" "u -r-bpr-
States. Capt. McNeill, a p-47 1 . huge number of organizations
Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang pilot ." "Th
and flight commander, flew 6G mis. Armed Se; vices are cast have myriad
sions and 297 combat hours during . interdependent relationships. The
eight months in the European theater vast undertakes of the military and
of operations, winning the Distin- naval might of this country const;
guished Flying Cross and the Air tute a c"nU"u,"t lcsson in P00':
Medal with five oak leaf clusters. ted effort. The concept is that
His wife. Sarah Margaret, and his the services operate in a multitude
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mc- lof places and under sharply differ
t":h e- .ii i ri m-inus I lnK conditions as a team of one man.
S. G. Barbour Writes
From Jap Prison
Stewart Gordon Barbour, who has 'system and service behind the front
been a prisoner of war of the Jap- 1'nes, at all Armed Forces installa
anese for nearly two years, has writ- j tions in this country, and in each
ten his mother that he has been ! community.
transferred from a camp in China to i Security means keeping all of our
another prison in Japan, that he is .vital information safe it means de
well and getting along all right. Inymg the enemy any knowledge of
This is the first letter his family dispositions, our plans, our wea
has had from him and it has been Pons, and our men. Justifying itself
over a year since his first and only niany times over as our forces meet
card was received. Barbour is the
son of Mrs. Nancy G. Barbour of
uiiiaw., anH T R Rarnhiir of Smith -
field, and a nephew of Mrs Roland
Covington of Raeford He spent much
time in Raeford with the Covington's
and is well known throughout the
nwrt w. CurriA.ii snending
a furlough with his parents, Mr. and'
Mrs. Rex Curne.
Lt.-Col. Henry Monroe is now at
Camp Kearns, Salt Lake City, Utah,
having been at McDill Field, Fla.,
for several years. Mrs. Monroe is
with her people at Laurinburtf.
Sgt. Alfred Cole of Fort Bliss,
Texas, has been at home on fur
lough for the past ten days.
Lt. Herbert S. McLean. Jr., hasl
notified his parents of his safe ar
rival in the Southwest Pacific.
Zane Grey Nortan, who was re
cently inducted into the navy, is
now stationed at Bainbridge. Md
Pvt. Buck Pate of Camp Polk, La.,
is spending a fifteen day furlough
with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Pete
Pate. He and his father spent last
Sunday in Fort Jackson, S. C, visit
ing Pvt. Johnnie C. Pate.
H. Gwyn Clayton, Minister
:45 A. M. Sunday School.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship,
sermon by the pastor.
3:00 P. M. Juvenile Service. All
parents and young people are urged
to attend this service which will be
conducted by the Rev. Frank Maul'.sby
6 30 P. M. Young People's meet
ing. 7:30 P. M. Evening worship, ser
mon bv Rev. Frank Maultsby. I
7:30 P. M. Tuesday Mid-week
7:30 P. M. Friday, Missionary t
H. K. Holland, Minister
All services held in the church.
1:45 A. M. Sunday School.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship, ser
mon by the pastor.
5:00 P. M. Young People's choir
6:30 P. M. Pioneer and Senior
7:30 P. M. Evening worship, ser
mon by the pastor.
8:00 P. M. Wednesday Adult choir
Hours And Dates For
Services At Philippi
The date and hour of services at
the Philippi Presbyterian church has
been changed from, the second and
fourth Sundays to the first and third
Sundays, and will be held at 4:15
P. M. This change has been made
so that the Rev. Mr- McMahan can
meet his preaching engagements at
other churches. '
Rev. E. Donald McMahan will
pro.tch at Philippi next Sunday
afternoon, January 21, at 4:15 o'
clock. A full attendance is urged.
"Zip The Lip" On
More Than Ever "Silence" Means
"Security," Says War Depart
" vmci uj. i..ijui ueo
Interwoven through the whole fa
bric of our war effort, strict security
measures are always of paramonth
importance at the fighting fronts in
all parts of the world, in the vast
"i enemies, sc-
curity finds its real bench mark in
! the saving of lives of American
Renting men and in the attainment
ui uui uujecuves wiui niiilllliuin use
of the crucial factor of time.
In comment on the "transcendent
importance" of the safeguarding of
military information and upon that
" ' " out impossible to put too
much stress upon this subject." a
current War Department publication
says: "All who are in positions of
authority are counseled to greater dili
gence on behalf of security measures
There is no release from this re
sponsibility until the war ends, as
the subject grows in importance at
the same rate that our forces become
increasingly engaged in operations
The fiercest battling against both
Germany and Japan lies ahead. In an
Associated Press dispatch filed from
Paris prior to the start of the Ger
man winter offensive, Don White
head, who has covered the operations
of the U. S. First Army since the
Normandy landings, said: 'Thousands
of new gold stars will appear in the
windows of American homes this
winter the hardest and most savage
fighting of all the invasion is under
Security at home and security a
broad always go hand in hand. It is
not a far cry from any point in this
country to the fighting fronts around
the world. Small facts of vital in
formation, properly safeguarded here,
may well spell the difference between
life and death for some of our coun
try's gallant fighting men. The road
of silence on military matters is the
highway to military security. Now
more than ever, silence means se
Rent Office Gives
LAURINBl'RG. Jan. 17 Landlords
putting housing accomodations on the
rental market for the first time must
register this property with the Area
Rent Office within 30 days of first
renting, George W. Jeffrey, director,
"I make this statement," Mr. Jef
frey said, "because we intend to
make, certain that registration of
housing accomodations in this area
is 100 per cent. All landlords must
have their rental properties regis
tered. This is for their own pro
tection, for failure to register sub
jects a landlord to the penalties pro
vided in the Emergency Price Control
At the same time, Mr. Jeffrey ad
vised tenants who move to ask to
see the landlord's copy of the regis
tration statment covering the accom
modations they have just moved into.
This is for the tenant's protection.
as the statement shows the maximum
legal rent which can be charged for
"Where such a change of occup
ancy occurs, the landlord is required
to file within five days a notice of
the change," Mr. Jeffrey added.
"This notice, which the rent office
will provide, must have on it the
new tenant's signature."
Registration of rental propertv is
not an involved process, M1-. Jeffrey
explained. The form is in triplicate.
The original of the statement re
mains on file in the rent office. One
ropy is sent to the landlord, and one
j to the tenant.
Cage Game Friday
Night January 19,
Benefit Polio Fund
The basketball games, both boys
and girls, with Red Springs which was
originally scheduled to be played at
Red Springs Friday, has been chang
ed to Raeford. The first game will
begin at 7:30. The proceeds will
be donated to the Infantile Para
Both Hoke High and Red Springs
have fine teams this year, and this
benefit game promises to provide
the fans a generous batch of thrills
in addition to that got from contri
buting to the Infantile Paralysis
fund, and the I,iio Committee is
giutcful to the school authorities of
Red Springs who cooperated gener
ously in making this change in sche
dule so that the funds may be con
tributed to the fight against infan
Win Two From Wagram
The I basketball double-header,
i played here with Wagram Friday
j night, January 13, resulted in victory
: for both Hoke High teams. The
I boys' game was spirited and changed
J leads many times until the last quar
I ter when Hoke gained a 3-point lead
which was held until the final whistle.
I At the end of the game the count was
I Raeford 21, Wagram 18. Cole, Mc
jNeill and Warner were outstanding
l players for the winners, while F.
j McNeill was the star of the Wagram
I The Hoke High lassies led at half
time 12 to 2. The Wagram team
came back in the second half to score
10 points, with the Raeford scoring
9, which made the final score 21-12
in favor of Raeford. Watson and
Currie led the attack for the lossers
and McNeill, Klouse and Cameron
stood out for Raeford.
George Michas Is
Ordered To Leave
County By Court
George Michas, white man and
cook at a local eating place, was
ordered to leave the county by yes
terday or serve 12 months on the
roads by Judge Henry McDiarmid
in county court Tuesday. Michas
was found guilty of fornication and
adultry in a case involving him
with Josephine Bailey, negress.
Michas paid a $100 fine and costs
of the action and officers of the
sheriff's and police departments
state that he has very definitely left
the county. The Bailey woman was
fined $10 and costs in lieu of a two
months jail sentence.
Obie Lee Moore, white man from
Tennessee, paid $50 and costs for
carrying a concealed weapon. Cal
vin Christian, negro, paid costs for
speeding; John J. Jones, negro, satis
factorily explained to the court that
he had confused his several bank
accounts due to some draft difficul
ties, and was let off on payment of
court costs and redemption of the
checks. James Burns, negro, paid
S10 and cos's on assault charges:
Roscoe McMillan, negro, paid $25
and costs for reckless driving in
lieu of a 6 month sentence on roads;
Page Rush, negro, paid costs for
having improper brakes on car: Bill
Love, negro, and Tom Cash, white,
each paid costs for drunkeness.
To Church House
All regular services of the Rae
ford Presbyterian church will be
held in the church building begin
ning with the morning Church school
and worship services Sunday morn
ing, it was stated yesterday.
Reconstruction of the building,
damaged some months ago by a fire,
has reached the point where the
building can again be used, it was
Special Services At
There will be special services at
the People's Tabernacle Sunday
afternoon at 3:00 which will be a
Young People's service conducted by
the Rev. Frank Maultsby of Fay
etteville. All pa 'ts and young
people are urged to attend this ser
vice. Then at 7:30 P. M. Rev. Mr.
Maultsby will be speaking at the
evening service. Make plans to
enjoy these services.
Fred Johnson Returns
Fred Johnson, Federal gin special
ist, who has been in North Carolina
and Washington since October, re
turned to Stoneville, Miss, this week
where he is stationed.
March Of P' es
Campaign Opt. .
In Hoke Monday Xj-.
'Everyone To Be Given Oppo'l be a
unity To Help In Raising Funds
For Polio Fight.
Seeking to raise $1191
County for the Infantile
fund, so re 150 adults, the Boy
Scouts and all of the school cllil -
dren of the county started out on a
'highly concentrated drive Monday
wi.icn Ltiainnnn M u. Mcr atlyen
expects to raise the county's quota
in record time.
The annual March of Dimes cam
paign has a new meaning to the
people of North Carolina, Mr. Mc
Fadyen stated, in that last summer
the state suffered its most severe
epidemic of the dreaded infantile
paralysis disease and the ravages of
this affliction were very deeply im
pressed upon us.
Hoke county was fortunate in
having but one victim and he is now
well on the road to recovery, due
largely to the effective treatment FORT BRAGG, Jan. 17. Mott
rendered through this fund to which, Lake, the largest body of water lo
our people are now asked to con-'cated on this huge reservation has
tribute, Mr. McFadyen continued, become a "seaplane" base. Liaison
"We have a good organization this planes of the XXXII Corps Artil
year," he stated, "and with 150 com- lery at Fort Bragg have been fitted
munity leaders, with the schools un- with pontoons and can be seen daily
der the direction of Supt. K. A. Mc- making landings and take-offs from
Donald, and the Scouts under Tom
Cameron, this should be one of the
most effective drives we have made
for the Fund. Everyone should con
tribute and everyone will be given
an opportunity to do so. Coin boxes
are being placed in all the stores
and business houses in the county,
and those not approached may send
their contributions to me or to the
Bank of Raeford, or make it direct
to any of the solicitors or school
Hamlet Takes Two
From Hoke Hi
Those who attended the basketball
double-healiqr last Tuesday night
in the high school gymnasium saw
two of the most thrilling games in
many seasons. This was the first
loss of the season for the local boys
who were topped by but two points.
Warner's accurate shooting, McNeill's
handling the ball, and Clark's ability
to break up the Hamlet plays, kept
Raeford in the lead throughout the,Per planes to become amphibious.
first half. In the second half Craw- Brigadier General Jerome J. Wal -
ley and Miller pulled Hamlet from
the bottom, but they could never Mo - commands the XXXI Corps Ar
manage more than a three point tillery at Bragg.
lead. No one knew what the outcome
would be until the final whistle blew,
and the score stood: Hamlet, 23; Rae -
The girls' game was fast and well
played also, but Hubbard and Dur
ham proved to be too accurate in
their shooting for the locals to keep
up. Klouse Currie, and Cameron
did well for Raeford. The girls' final
count was Hamlet 23, Raeford 8.
Other games of the season are:
January 19, Red Springs here (bene
fit of Infantile Paralysis); Jan. 23,
Pinehurst here: Jan. 30, Parkton
there; Feb. 2, Biscoe here; Feb. 9.
Red Springs there; Feb. 13, Hamlet
there; Feb. 16, Parkton here: Feb.
20, Laurinburg there; Feb. 23, Phila
dclphus here; Feb. 27, Hoffman there;
March 2, Wagram here; March 6,
Hoffman here. All games are called
Seven Shriners and a class of elev
en candidates for the order and a
number of their wives active in the
Masonic branch body for women,
the Eastern Star, are in Charlotte
this week attending the annual meet
ing of the Oasis temple.
Members of the Shrine who are at
tending are J. B. Thomas, M. R.
Smith, Grady Leach, Lacy Clark,
Ed Smith, and Paul Dezerne. Can
didates are W. L. Alexander, Arch
Graham, W. M. Thomas, Ryan Mc
Bryde, J. W. Coates, W. P. Baker,
Doug McLeod, Neill A. McDonald,
Dr. R. A. Matheson, Dave Hodgin,
Israel Mann and L. E. Reaves.
This group of candidates is sche
duled to be the largest from any
individual Masonic lodge in the state
taking the degree work at this meet
ing, it was stated.
Buy Town Licenses
The car and truck licenses for
vehicles owned and operated bvl
businesses and residents nf Raeford
are now on sale at City Hall, it was ; he returned from Highsmith's hos
stated yesterday by Mayor N. L. Me-'pital. Otherwise he is in good spirits
Fadyen. Truck and car owners are and feels very well. Miss Love and
asked to buv their plates immediate- Miss McCall are nurses now with
2-Weeks Superior Court
Term Is Canceled
A two weeks' term of Robeson
Superior Civil court scheduled to
convene January 15 has been canceled.
Clerk of Court Wesley C. Watts
'ates that the next term of court
'1 be a criminal term beginning
is announced further that, bc-
I cause of the scarcity of gasoline,
leach indue will nreside over the courts
of his district during the next three
months. Judge . K. Ni mocks of Fay-
. rMn,.;n rrsirlrnt tiirlpe. will, thpro-
. f,.rp. nreside over the courts nf the
district that includes Robeson and
' Hoke counties
jFort Bragg Has
At Mott Lake
Liaison Planes Of Cub Type Use
Hoke County Lake As Landing
this large body of water and taxiing
across its choppy surface.
These small L-4 type airplanes are
equipped with 65 HP motors and are
known as "Grasshoper' planes. They
correspond to the popular "Cub"
planes widely used in commercial and
private flying before the war. Over
seas they are used as "Eyes of the
Artillery" in liaison and observation
work. At Fort Bragg liaison pilots
and crew members of the XXXII
Corps are being trained in this type
of aerial activity.
Overseas it was found that these
Grasshopper planes frequently could
land in remote and inaccessible
areas on water or lakes where it
would be impossible to land planes
with conventional types of land
ing gear. On landing in these areas
rescues could be effected, for maronn
ed or isolated airmen or fighting
men, supplies could be carried In
where it had been necessary to drop
them before, and the securing of
valuable information could be facili
tated. Thus Fort Bragg, and speci
fically, Mott Lake, was designated
as a testing place for the grasshop -
I ters, of 607 St. Sioux St., Springfield,
i 7 1 C ijL 117
1 f lRai ulXUl If Ol
Loan Report Is
County Well Over All Quotas,
Says Chairman D. II. Hodgin.
Hoke county went well-over all
quotas in the Sixth War Loan drive.
according to the final Federal Reserve
report made public early this week J. W. McPhaul, J. C. Wright, J. L.
by Chairman Dave Hodgin. I Warner. Martin M''Keithan, A. S.
$145,161.50 was invested in "E" ! Knowles, M. L. McKeithan, F. G.
Bonds while the quota for this type Leach. T. C. Sinclair, R. H. and B.
was $113,000. The overall total of i U Williamson. Julian II. Wright,
bonds purchased and accredited toF. W. Riley. A. B. Tann, N. H. G.
Hoke county was $293,360.50. while i Balfour. T. D. Potter. D. J. Dalton,
the quota was $168,000.
J. W. McPhaul To
Plant Here Soon
The Auto Inn tire and recapping
service is expected to begin operation
within the next two weeks, it was
stated yesterday by J. W. "Buck"
McPhaul, owner of the Auto Inn.
The plant will operate an electric
mould for recapping car and small
truck tires, and a large steam mould
for work on truck tires, it was stated.
John Henry Currie will be the plant
operator, according to Mr- McPhaul,
who explained that a factory rep
resentative of the company built and
is installing the equipment will be
with the Auto Inn for some time ad
justing the machinery and instruc
ting the operator. An addition to
the building has been erected and
some of the machinery is now being
! Mr. Vander McNeill
Not So Well
Mr. Vander McNeill has had sev-
cral rather severe heart attacks since
Want Hoke Money
To Erect Locker
Only 71 Lockers Rented Of Re
quired .'5(10 Necessary To Secure
WPB Priority Approval.
Sounding out the genuine interest
ol the people ot Hoke county in
frpP7pr lr.ckpr stnr.iee ,il:mt :i ram.
mittrp mimed Inst week tins secured
rent payments of $15 each annually
from 71 individuals of the county, it
was stated late yesterday by A. S.
Knowles and Miss Josephine Hall
of the farm and home agents' of
fices. Advance payments of a year's ren
tal by at least 300 individuals is
necessary to secure the necessary
War Production Board approval of
a priority for the materials needed
to the erection and installation of a
500 locker plant, equipped for the
curing of meats, and the quick
freeze of meats and vegetables and
One businessman, speaking for a
group interested in the erection and
operation of the plant, stated early
this week that a hurried canvass of
interested persons showed that local
capital would be available for this
purpose. He stated that he was
sure the plant would be one which
would justify the investment of the
$35,000 required, and that many far
mers would be interested in secur
ing stock in such a company formed
for the operation and management
of the plant.
A much wider sign up of individ
uals and payment of the rental fee
for the first year will be neces
sary, it was stated, before any thing
further can be done about applying
for the WPB approval of the pro
ject. Only about one-fifth of the
necessary total of 300 have signed
so far, but the committee appointed
last week is to make a special effort
within the next week, and a general
meeting of all interested persons is
planned later this month to discuss
the progress of the sign-up.
Miss Hall pointed out that farm
wtomen and their families would
benefit greatly by the use of the
plant, having fresh green, home
grown vegetables and fruits avail
able each month of the year, as
well as having a place where their
meats could be cured at any time
; of the year.
This should give them
' a chance for a far more balanced
diet of more tasty foods, she stated,
I that is now available to many of
our farm families.
The following people have rented
freezer lockers to Idate:
J. M. Baker, G. W. Ray, Lacy
McNeill, J. W. McBryde, I. L. New
ton, Mrs. J. H. Plumer, D. A. Mc
Doueald, J. O Veasev, H. R McLean,
J. McN. Gillis, M. L. Jones, C. L.
Thomas, Ina T. Lentz, J. R. Hendrix,
Angus C. Keith, E. A. Wright, J A.
Webb, H. L. Gatlin, M. M. Culbreth,
A. A. Graham, J. A. Jordan, Louis
Parker, W. M. Thomas, J L. Mc
Fndven. .T. M. Norton. N. A. Monroe.
I A. V. Sanders, M. D. Yates, B. D.
I Wright, Jim Reynolds, A. K. Stevens,
i John K. Parker, .1. A. Baucom, H. A.
'Cameron, A. McEachern, Carl G.
i Rilev, J. D. Tanp, John W. McPhaul,
F. F. McPhaul. Ton Cameron, N L.
McFadyen, Mrs. W. M. McLean, ' W.
W. McLean, .1. M. McGougan,
Mrs. J. M. Andrews, Moit-us R.
Smith. W. J. McDiarmid. O. F.
O'Briant, W. J. Coates, Herbert Mc
Keithan, F. B. Sexton, W. D. Brown,
Alton Potter, Josephine Hall, Walter
Gibson, R D. Parker.
W. L. Maness, Minister
10:00 A. M. Church School.
11:00 A. M. Morning worship, ser
mon by the Rev. J. G. Phillips.
12:00 Noon Board of Education
and Church school Council meeting
with Rev. Phillips.
3:00 P. M. Youth Fellowship
7:00 P. M. Youth Fellowship
7:30 P. F. First session of church
school of Missions, Miss Margaret
Smoot and Mrs. B. B. Cole, speaker.
(Text "Christ after Chaos," by Bis
hop Arthur J. Moore).
7:30 P. M. Monday Second session
of school of Missions, Mrs. V. R. White
and Mrs. C L. Thomas, speakers.
7:30 P. M. Tuesday Last session
of school of Missions Speakers. E.
E. Smith .Mrs. D. M. Davis and Mrs".
7:30 Friday Choir rehearsal at