The N ews-Journal
The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 39
RAEFORD. N. C THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1945
$2.00 PER YEAh
Lt. Eldred Helton
Prisoner Of Nazis
Lt. Eldred Helton, who waj pre
viously reported missing in action
over Germany since December 17,
is now a prisoner In Germany, ac
cording to a message received through
the Red Cross by his mother, Mrs.
Mary Helton. Lt; Helton was a co
pilot on a B-24 and went overseas
the latter part of last year.
Dr. Maness Promoted
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 28.
Lieutenant Paul F. Maness, Medical
Corps, USN, son of the Rev. and
Mrs. W. L. Maness of Raeford, N. C,
ha3 recently been promoted to lieutenant-commander.
It has been an
nounced by Commander S. A. Van
Every, USN AAS, here, where Doc
tor Maness is now stationed.
Lieut.-Comdr. Maness was com
missioned shortly after the U. S.
entered the war. His tour of duty
has included service in the Atlantic
arvi Mediterranean areas during 1942
and '43, and the Pacific theatre of
operations in 1944. He was flight
surgeon for Commander Dave Mc
CampbeU's famous "Fabled Fifteen"
for 15 months. Prior to his entrance
into the service, Lt. Comdr. Maness
was the assistant resident physician at
the Steiner Clinic in Atlanta. He
attended Duke university where he
received his A. B. degree in 1936 and
his M. D. in 1940. While at school,
he was a member of the debating
team and tennis squad. He is mar
ried to the former Miss Anne Bar
row of Jackson, who is presently
residing with her husband in Jack
sonville. Stationed At Tinker
TINKER FIELD, Okla.. Feb 28.
Now stationed at Tinker Field is Pfc.
Malcolm H. Campbell, formerly of
Raeford. He is assigned to an Ail
Depot group at this model estab
lishment of the air technical service
command for the maintenance and
repair of aircraft and the training
of air depot groups.
Pvt. Campbell is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Malcolm H. Campbell of
Wagram. He is a graduate of Max
ton high school, Maxton, anj at
tended Presbyterian Junior College
for one year. Prior to military in
duction in September, 1942, he was
employed by the Raeford Furniture
company. Before transfered to this
(field, he was stationed at Kelly
FORT BENNING. Ga. (Special)
Thomas Neill McLauchlin of Rae
ford. was commissioned a second
lieutenant in the army of the Uni
ted States on- February 19, upon
successful completion of the officers
candidate course at the Infantry
school at Fort Benning. Lt Mc
Lauchlin is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. McLauchlin of Raeford and
enlisted into the army on December
4, 1941. serving with the 63rd In
fantry division before going to or
ficera candidate school. He held the
rank of corporal before being com
missioned. Lt. McLauchlin attended
Darlington School for Boys In Rome,
Ga., and Davidson college. He is now
at home on leave.
Sergeant James W. Greene, won
is stationed at Langley Field.
Va., spent nearly a week here with
relatives and friends. He enlisted in
the army the day after Pearl Har
bor. John Dune McNeill, chief petty
officer, returned to Pensacola, Mon
day after a visit to his mother here.
Lt. Mary Frances Tapp has com
tileten her basic training at Camp
Rucker. Ala., and will now be sta
tioned at Lawson General hospital
Sidney P. Sykes, Jr., now stationed
at the Naval Training stationed at
Bainhridge, Md., spent a few days
in Raeford this week.
J. F. Jordan will be host at a bar
becue supper for the Raeford Bap
tist Sunday school at six o'clock on
Friday of this week at the Pine
Forest club house.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Veasey went
to Greensbor last week to see Cpl.
Harry Veasey, who will leave for
overseas duty soon.
One night last week. Arch Tapp
got in his pickup, stepped on the s'ar
ter, heard the fan making a lot of
noise. Investigating, he got his
flashlight and raised the hood. The
wind blew out what looked like a
hat f"11 of hair. Three days later
his rt home with most of her hair
It sems like the beavers are a
bou to take the fish pond on the
Tapr farm at Timberland. They
are rutting trees twelve inches in
Names To Roster
Of Men In Service
Sixty-Six Whites And Thirteen
. Negroes Are Listed By County
Seventy-nine names of Hoke Coun
tians have been added to the roster
of men and women in the armed
services, according to a report of
Mrs. Ina Bethune, chairman of the
names committee of the Hoke Coun
ty Honor Roll. Of these, 66 are
white and 13 negroes. They are:
Alexander, James Turlington
Baker, Archie Kenneth
Baxley, Paul Spencer, Jr.
Beckwith, William Rowland
Blake, Horace Thomas
Blue, William James
Bouyer, Clayton Howell
Burns, Clarence Angus
Calloway. Leonard Roger
Campbell. Daniel James, Jr.
Cashwell, Harold Eugene
Castevens, Billy Joe
Cole, Jonah Hubert
Davis, Crawford Leon
Davis, Ernest Lacy
Davis, Thomas Theodore
Fields, Henry Harold
Fields, Wade Kenneth
Furmage, John H.
Furmage, William F.
Glisson, Clarence "J"
Gore, Author Darewood, Jr.
Hair, William Lacy
Hare, Frazier Hampotn
Hasty, James EdWin
Henr'rix, Benjamin Franklin
Hendrix, Robert Dewey, Jr.
Hugginst L. M. Jr.
Jordan, Riley Moore
Laton, William Martin
Lee, Charles Ray
Luck, Garland Kennie
McBryde, John Brown
McLauchlin, Hugh Charles
McNeill, Kenneth Watson
Maxwell, Jeptha McKoy
Melton, Howard Neill
Moss, Randall Luther
Mott. Robert Lewis
Nixon, James Robert"
Norton, Zane Grey
Poole, William Lawrence, Jr.
Potter, Thomas Angus
Quick, David Alford
Sandy, Lewis Brown
Sanders. Albert Rufus
Scarboro, William Floyd
Sessoms, Alexander Norman
Spivey, Charles Benjamin,
Stewart, John Taylor
Sykes, Sidney Pelem, Jr.
Teal, Raymond A.
Thames, William Edward
Upchurch, Thomas Joseph
Veasey, Richard Baldwin
Wallace, Melvin Harold
Wattens, Robert Lee
Webster, Edgar Junior
Wilkes. J. D. Jr.
Davis, John Henry
Graham, Lincoln McKeithan
McCormick, Murphy Lindberg
McLauchlin, Henry Charles
McPhafler, John Thomas
Mill, James Thomas
Shaw, Walter H.
Singletary, Ernest Lee
1944 China Relief
Provided Much Aid
Miss Audrey Brunkhurst
chairman of the United China Relief,
announced Monday that the Ameri
can people sent more than $9,500,
000 to the aid of the people in China
The 1944 figure represents an in
crease of J912.586.15 over 1943 and
brings to a grand total of $24,855,
341.27 the amount sent through Uni
ted China Relief since its organi
zation in 1941. Since June. 1943,
United China Relief has been a mem
ber agency of the National War Fund,
Miss Brunkhurst said that the re
port from national UCA headquar
ters revealed that administrative
costs were the lowest in the organi
sation's history, 3.7 percent.
These funds, administered in China
by participating agencies, make pos
sible the successful operation of a
wide variety of projects, including
medical aid, orphan care, child wel
fare, maintenance of hospitals and
schools, refugee relief, industrial co
operatives, transportation of drugs
and medical supplies, and training
of medical workers.
Many new couples, belonging to an
outfit recently arrived at Pope Field,
have moved into and are looking for
apartments in Raeford.
Hoke Bar Endorses
Harris For Federal
Judge W. C. Harris of Raleigh
was endorsed by the Hoke County
Bar association for the Federal Court
to succeed Judge Isaac M. Meekins
in the eastern North Carolina dis
trict. Judge Harris is now a justice
of the superior courts, and has pre
sided over a number of terms in this
To Hoke Students
On Nurse Corps
Medical Corps Officer Says
Services Need 16,000 Nurses.
Lt. Col. Reuben McBrayer of th3
Army Medical Corps, spoke to the
students at Hoke High last Wednes
day morning and brought to his
listeners a most interesting and in
formative message. In regard to the
Army 'Nurse Corps, he spoke of the
attractiveness of the work, the need
for nurses now and the demand in
the post war world. Col. McBrayer
spoke of the contribution that the
nurse is making toward winning thj
war and explained how nurses he'p
in getting men back to duty those
men that will keep guns and can
nons going, thus ending the war
much more quickly. He stated that
the present need was ten thousand
nurses for the army and six thou
sand for the navy, and explained that
uniforms were furnished and a good
salary given during the three years
of training in the Cadet Corps, after
completion of which, a second lieu
tenant's rating is given the nurse.
Closing his talk to the girls, he
said, "An unprepared democracy can
win a war against dictatorship. We
need to show that we can operate
a democracy in peace time and that
a democracy works.
He then gave an interesting de
scription of D-Day and held the
undivided attention of all. Col Mc
Brayer was high In praise of the
British and stressed the need for
cooperation of all English speaking
Ridin' the Rainbow, by Rosemary
Taylor, is among the new books
at Hoke County library, and is an
amusing follow-up to Chicken Every
Another best-seller is "Papa Was
a Preacher," by Adeyene Porter, the
humorous memoirs of a minister's
daughter one of eight children.
Readers will find these off-the-pas-toral-record
escapades gay and hu
man. Men of Science, by Bernard Jaf
fe, is the story of American scien
tific achievements in terms of 20
outstanding scientists, from the 16th
century to the Nobel Prize Winners
of our own day.
Russell Brines, an Associated press
correspondent, has written a com
prehensive, first hand picture of Ja
pan and her bloated new empire as
they are today, in his book, "Until
They Eat Stones." Starting with an
eye-witness account of Manila s fall,
the author shows the well-coordinated
Japanese plans to enslave every
man, woman ana enna tor current
Other new books received are:
"The Thurber Carnival," by Thur-
ber; Pastoral, Shute: Look Away,
Look Away, White; Panic, McCloy:
Most Secret, Most Immediate. Swig-
.gelt; Alias Jane Smith. Kelland:
Reins Met Together. Wilkins: Winter
Wheat, Walker; Elegant Journey,
Sr"v T" Bolinvars. Bayliss: Farih
I''"" FfH'pn. Graham: Ched-
worth, snerriti; i ne Least oi inese.
Dale; and Reunion on Strawberry
Dockets have been light in the
county court for the past several
weeks, generally one or two cases.
Last week two sneedcrs, D. A. Mc
Neill and H. C. Hilton pid costs for
driving too fast; and Ed DcBerrv
negro, was found guilty of assault
on his wife. He was finei $10 and
costs, and was to pay for the repair
of furniture damaged during the fra
cas. Tuesday Elijah McArthur and B
B. Faulk each paid costs for hav
ing cars with improper brakes; R
B. Jessup and Harvey Blake each
paid costs for possessing small a
mounts of bootleg liquor; Ed Young.
70 year old negro of Little River
township, paid costs and still fee
for operating an illicit distillery near
his home. Evidence tended to show
that the negro was not the owner
of the still and was a victim of the
fact tha he lived too close by the
location of the blind tiger, which
ency of the nentence.
i was given as the reason for the leni-
'Through the Red Cross the American people srr the men of
their Army, Ny, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. This 1945 War
Fund poster reproduction ay n oolite Red Crow ferric with the
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Dr. Baker Dies
LUMBERTON. Feb. 28. Dr. Hor
ace Mitchell Baker, 57, administra
tive head and surgeon-in-chief of
Baker Sanatorium here, died in the
sanatorium today from, the effects
of a stroke he suffered Friday night
while attending a Rotary club meet
ing. Dr. Baker, an active leader in
church and business circles as well
as in surgery, founded the sanat
orium in 1920, shortly after coming
to Lumberton to practice medicine.
He had just completed two years
military service in World War I, when
he settle-:! here. He obtained his i UIIJCers wives, wnen tney are en-was done by Harold Gillis, a mem
medical education at Harvard. tertaining at the home of Mrs. Pauijber of her class. It has been ol
Dr. Baker was a member of the'Dickson- wnere ,nev both have a- served that students take good care
state hospital board, a lender for Partments. Capt. and Mrs. Jack of freshly painted rooms an they
20 years of the Bantist Training
Union, a menber of the local school
board, and director of a bank. He
was a shriner and a past president
of the Rotary club hore.
Funeral services will be hcln at ,
3:30 p. m., tomorrow at the First ;
Baptist church. Captain and lrs- Price, who have
He is survived by his widow, the 'an apartment vi:h Mrs. John Wal
former Miss Anne Pnth Caldwell, ker, had several couples in fur din
and two children, Dr. Horace M. Ba- ner Sunday night. Lt.-Col. S.hmidi
ker, Jr., an interne at Duke hospital, I
Durham and Miss Anne Caliwell Ba
ker of Lumberton.
Surviving also are a brother, Judge
E. Monroe Baker of Selhyville Del.,
the home town of Dr. Baker, and a
sister, Mrs. John
Study Courses Will
Train Church Leaders
The Sundav School teachers and
officers of the Presbyterian church
recently initiated a program of lead
ership training, consisting of three
study courses per year, in January,
April, and September. It has re-
ceived the hearty endorsement ofiPect to have an apartment in Rae
the religious education committee
and the church session.
The first study course will be held
March 7 through April 4 on Wed
nesday evenings from 8-10 P. M.,
and the course will be "A Survey
of the Old Testament" taught by the
pastor, the Rev. H. K. Holland. Suc
cessive courses are as follows: April
18-May lfl. "A Survev of the New
Testament." September 19-October
17, "The Program of the Church."
Form Shrine Club
Here With 23
J. Benton Thomas Elected Presi
dent Of New Masonic Organization.
Nobles of the mystic Shrine and
wearers of the Red Fez residing in
Hoke County met and organized last
Tuesday night with twenty-three
members. Officers elected were J.
Benton Thomas, president; Lacy F.
Clark, vice president; M. Cecil Dew,
secretary-treasurer. The purpose
of the club is to promote good will
and fellowship among the Shriners
of this section and to further the
work of the A. A. O. N. M. S. Rae
ford is probably the smallest town
in the country to have a Shrine club.
Members are W. L. Alexander, J.
M. Andrews, W: P. Baker, W. J
Coates, L. F. Clark. M. C. Dew, Paul
Dezerne, Arch Graham, Dave Hod
gin, Grady Leach I. Mann, R. A.ithe l'bry was painted white, and
wiatneson. nyan Mcuryae, rn. A. mc-
Donald, W. A. McDonald, W. D. Mc
Leod. L. E. Reaves, H. C. Roberts.
Marcus Smith. Ed Smith, C. L. Thom
as, W. M. Thomas, and J. B. Thomas.
Becky Jack and Mildred Krug are
making their final bow today to th--
, n:ive Deen ln "aciora since June, iseem to appreciate all improvements
'a1 CaPt- and Mrs- KriS came in; made in the cafeteria and elsewhere.
'ctoht,r - T1,r.v both have been vcry
PPuhir with the army personnel The eighth grade English classes
:antl townspeople who regret to see have had cxnorionce in using a mi
and Capt. and Mrs. Katykeeps and
son were guests invited from Fort
Capt. and Mrs. Jack had as thei
'week eni guests, Lt. and Mrs. Paul
Reed, Jr., of Indiana, Pa. Lt. Reed
is now at the Camp Butner general
hospital, after more than a year
overseas, having been wounded or.
the western front.
Lt. and Mrs. Myers and son have
an apartment at Mrs. Rowland Cov-
Lt. and Mrs. Roy Miller, slationed
at Laurinburg-Maxton air base, are
at the Pines temporarily. They ex-
Mrs.Heath had two tables of bridge
last Friday in her apartment at
Miss Ida McLaurhlins, in honor of
Mrs. Lyles and Mrs. Allen of Fay
etteville. Mickey Lyles, formerly
had an apartment in Raeford at Mrs
Set. and Mrs. Fitzgerald have tak-
jer M-s. Poovey's apartment.
Red Cross Drive
For War Fund
Ira Newton Brings In First
Group For Donations On
February 23; Appealing Store
That charming little nurse, who
registered the progress of the Red
Cross War Fund drive last year, is
back again in all her petite dantiness
to chart the contributions in the War
Fund Drive of 1945. She is again on
the steps which form the display
in the window of the Bank of Rae
ford and Chairman H. L. Gatlin, Jr.,
states that he expects to see her
climb to the "over the quota" plat
form within the next ten days.
The county's quota this year is
$5400 and, with two well-organized
groups of workers convassing Rae
ford and the county, it is hoped that
the drive will be successfully con
cluded not later than the 10th of
Though the drive officially starts
today, a large number of gifts have
already been received by the trea
surer, W. A. McDonald of the Bank
of Raeford. The first check to come
in was reported on last Friday, a $15
contribution reported by Ira Newton
of Antioch township. A second check
for $25, unsolicited, was received
yesterday from the offices of the
A Se P stores as a gift for their Rae
A number of most attractive dis
plays have been arranged in stores
of Raeford. One features articles
supplied by the Red Cross which
were made by women of the county,
and which will be sent to some camp
or overseas station within a few days.
Another window contains excerpts
from letters written to members of
their families toy Hoke county boys
in service. The letters tell of ser
vices rendered to thm and their bud
dies by the Red Cross. Another
window contains the pictures of a
large number of Hoke county service
men. There are others, each ex
plaining or featuring some special
service rendered by this organiza
tion. They were arranged by mem
bers of the faculty of the county
schools, and all show that a great
deal of time and effort was spent
in preparing them.
County School News
Mrs. Gore has given a series of
class instructions to the eighth grade
in classification and organization of
a library. Under her supervision.
"" so uuun. ,
muies were varnisnea ana wan
vases filled with ivy gracefully ar-
ranged. Ferns added a note of cheer.
The faculty and students of Hoke
High are grateful to the Hoke-Rae-ford
P. T. A. for the three dozen
plates, three dozen soup bowls, two
dozen spoons, and fifty water glasses
which have been donated to tHr.
Miss Lucy Glenn Gill's homeroom
has a new coat of paint. The wo'k
crophone. Much interesting infor
mation about the well-known people
of the world was gained by cond.ic
tina interviews for a celebrity hour.
Wilbert S'.antnn furnished the micro
phone for the occasion.
The teachers of Hoke High rid
the Raeford graded school are ad
vertising the Red Cross drive by
decorating ti." local store windows
The physics class has completed
two units of study this year, the
first concerning mechanics, and the
second heat, sound and light. The
members of the class are now study
ing a third unit on electricity ant
radio. It is hoped that by the end
of the- school year every student
will be able to assemble a radio.
Experimenting is one of the best
methods of learning. Mr. White, with
the assistance of the students, ha?
completed twenty-eight experiments
this year. Each student has a "keep
book" for entering important facts
pertaining physics, and these boks
will be used for future reference.
Physics is an interesting subject
which develops the reasoning power
of the mind.
March 2 Friday Wagram here.
i March 6, Tuesday Hoffman, here.
Give Generously To The Red Crafls.
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