The Hoke County Journal
The Hoke County New
VOLUME XXXIX N. 43
RAEFORD. N. C. THURSDAY, MARCH 29th, 1945
$2.00 PER YEAR
Card Received From
U. Eldred Helton
Mrs. Mary Helton recently re
ceived a card from her son, Lt. El
dred Helton, bearing the following
message: I have been taken
prisoner of war in Germany. I am
in good health. We will be trans- I
ported from here to" another camp
within the new few days. Please
don't write me until I give new ad
dress." It is believed that Lt. Helton was
slightly wounded, as the card bears
evidence of erasure of such words.
Lt. Helton had been stationed on the
west side of Italy, and was on a
mission over Austria and Czechoslo
vakia. He had been listed asa miss
ing in an air action of Dec. 17, until a
few weeks ago, when his mother
received information through the
Red Cross that he was a Nazi pris
oner. James Obed Wade, S 2-c, who has
been stationed in California, is spen
ding a five-day leave with his pa
rents at Shannon.
Pvt. Walter H. Shaw of Rt. 1,
Shannon, has been assigned to the
Field Artillery and is receiving ba
sic training at Fort Bragg, RTC.
Charles B. Spivey. Jr., S 2-c, 'son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Spivey of
Portsmouth, Va., was one of 20 men
sent from the U'SNTC at Bainbridge,
Md., to Hawaii for special intelli
gence training. Charles was making
an excellent record at Portsmouth
High when he was inducted into the
navy some weeks ago.
Lt. Junior Webb, of the Marine
Corps, returned to his station at
Quantico, Va., after spending a leave
here with his parents.
Capt. Neill .James Blue, son of Mr.
and Mrs. N. B. Blue, has notified
his parents that he has arrived in
:. W. J. Deaton
Mr and. Mrs. W. J. Deaton of Shan
non have recently received the Presi
ental Citation, Merit of Honor, and
ie Purple Heart as a tangible ex
pression of the country's gratitude
for the gallantry and devotion of their
son, Sergeant Henry Ervin Deaton.
Sgt. Deaton was killed in combat
in France on December 18, 1944. He
attended the Red Springs schools
and Jones Business school at High
Point. For five years before his in
duction into the army in February of
1942, he was employed by the Pilot
Life Insurance company. The last
two of which he was located with the
branch office in Durham.
Besides his parents, Sgt. Deaton
is survived by eight sisters and five
brothers, three of whom are in ser-
vice: Pvt. J. C. Deaton of Camp Gor
don, Ga.; Cpl. W. J. Deaton who is
in Germany; and Lt. (jg) B. R. Dea
ton with the navy in the South Pa
cific. AUGUSTA, Ga James A. Patter
son of Red Springs, Rt. 2, has re
ceived an honorable discharge from
the Army for medical reasons and
has returned home. He was a private
with the Quartermaster C""ps over
seas and was discharged at Oliver
General hospital here.
Lt, and Mrs. Parker have moved
into the apartment at Mrs, J. W.
Lt. and Mrs. Pope and Lt. and Mrs.
Valdes are sharing the Clyde Up
church, Jr., house.
Mrs. Williamson and baby and Mrs.
Cotton, who live in the Austin a
partment, are leaving for their homes
Capt. and Mrs. Seagrove have ta
ken the Graham Dickson house.
Lt. and Mrs. Arnold have a room
at Mrs. CharWler Roberts.
Lt. and Mrs. Bristol and Lt. and
Mrs. Garrett are living in the up
stairs apartment at Mrs. Roland Cov
ington's. The Officers' Wives club had their
last meeting at Mrs. J. S. Johnson's
with Mrs. Price and Mrs. Baumgart-
ler as hostesses, me ciud meets
xiay at Mrs. Giles' with Mrs. Bur
on and Mrs. Taylor as hostesses.
Cpl- and Mrs. Dwlght Ayres, who
live at the J. D. Whisnant's, have
as their guest, their nephew, Richard
Given of Washington, D. C. He was
accompanied here vy his grand
father, Phillip W. Givens, who has
returned to Washington after spen
ding several days with the Ayres.
P. T. A. Will Sponsor
Campaign In Hoke
Seek 73.009 Pounds Old Clothing
In County For Distribution
The Hoke-Raeford P.-T. A. with
the cooperation of the Raeford Ki
wanis club, will take the initiative
in promoting the United Nations
Clothing Collection campaign sche
duled for April 1-30. The purpose
of the campaign, which is sponsored
by the United Nations' Relief and
Rehabilitation Administration, is to
collect large quantities of used gar
ments which will be sent to the needy
peoples of Europe, thousands of
whom have nearly perished from ex
posure this past winter. The cam
paign slogan is: "What Can YOU
Spare That They Can Wear?"
Throughout war-torn areas, cloth
ing is very scarce or threadbare and
worn out. There are around 125,
000,000 liberated people, 30,000,000
of whom are ohildren, who are in
dire need. On September 3. 1944,
President Roosevelt said: "Millions
of people do not have enough clothes
to keep warm ... in occupied Eur
ope, almost as many people have
died from exposure due to lack of
adequate clothing as have died from
The quota for Hoke County has
been set at 75.000 pounds of used
clothing or a minimum of 5 pounds
to be collected for every man, wo
man and child. This is to be the
only national clothing campaign for
spring, and it is also well to re
member that it is a single coordinated
drive to obtain clothing for the peo
ple of all countries not just one
April 6 At 11 A.M.
An orthopaadic clinic will be held
Friday, April 6 in the basement of
the Agricultural building in Lumber
ton. This clinic is free to all under
21 years of age. Dr. O. L. Miller of
Charlotte will be the surgeon in
charge. Please register at the desk
between nine and eleven o'clock in
order to see the doctor early.
Hoke High News
Several rooms in the building are
in the process of being painted, or
plans have been made to paint them.
Among them are Miss Baldwin's, Mrs.
White's, Mrs. McKeithan's, the study
hall, the office and the auditorium.
The students do the work in spare
time under the supervision of a teach
er. The improvement in appearance
is an incentive to take better care
of the building.
On Tuesday, April 3, the initial
game of the baseball season will be
played between Hoke High and Ham
let High on the Hamlet diamond.
The time for training has been
short, and more progress is expected
as the season advances and the boys
acquire experience. It looks now
as though chances for a fine team
Competetive games in Softball for
the girls are planned. Teams have
beery, formed among the girls, who
play daily, but to date the coaches
have not been able to 'book games
with other schools. However, they
are working on the project and ay
have some games to announce in the
On Wednesday of last week a mu
sical playlet, "The Life of Chopin,1
was presented by twelve members of
Mrs. Arah Stuart's piano class. The
sketch was excellently enacted and
the pupils demonstrated their talent
Those taking part were Myra Mott,
Edith Monroe, Betty Benner, Hilda
Jordan, Lynn Conk. Barbara Wood-
house, Avery Connell, Hal Gore. Lan-
don Yarborough, Bobby McBryde,
Elizabeth Parker, and Nancy Cole.
Judy Klouse read a synopsis of Chop
in's life and announced the pro
gram. Two New National
Cemeteries In N. C.
WASHINGTON, March 27. The
War Department has recommended
to Congress that two national ceme
teries be established in North Caro
lina.. Charlotte has been designated for
a 40.000 grave cemetery and Ral
eigh for a 50,000 grave cemetery.
Mexico City was rebuilt in 1521 by
Mrs. Carrie Plummer
Dies At McColl
Funeral services for Mrs, Carrie
Parker Plummer, a former resident
ot Raeford were held from her home
at McColl, S. C, on Monday. The
Reverends Mr. Montgomery and Mr.
Arnold conducted the services. In-1
terment was in Beaver Dam ceme
tery of McColl.
Mrs. Plummer was the daughter
of the late Phillip and Caroline Par
ker of Marlborough county, and the
widow of the late Evander Plummer.
She was 83 years of age. From 1910
to 1915 she made her home in Rae
ford. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
I W. M. Wade of McColl; and three
sons: Wright of Wilmington, J. H.
of Raeford, and R. L. of Savannah,
Ga.; also surviving are two brothers:
Lewis and J. M. Parker of Raeford.
Many Scouts Get
Court Of Honor
Slio-Not Knot Slips And Trips
Raeford Tug-Of-War Team.
(By F. L. Goodman)
The Court of Honor for the Scouts
of the Western District was held at
the Flora Macdonald College Gym
on Friday flight with good repre
sentation from the troops of the dis
trict. The troops from Laurinburg
and Springfield mill were the only
The contests were very close, and
exciting. The boys showed up well
in all the contests and the judges
came through with a very close re
port on the finals. The young troop
down at East Laurinburg was in
there and tied Wagram for first
place. All troops were within a few
points of each other.
The contests centered around In
spection, Tying the Bowline Knot,
First Aid in Case of a Live Wire,
and Tug O'War. Perhaps the most
interesting event was the Tug O'War
which consists; of the team's ty
ing his rope to the end of the big
rope before beginning to pull. It was
wonderful how swiftly those boys
could tie that knot too. One of the
interesting things of scouting came
out in that contest. The boy scout
is being taught to do things in a
better way than others do which en
ables him to come out ahead. Tom
Cameron of the Raeford troop, is
one of our best scout masters, and
he at once worked out a knot that
could be quickly tied, which en
abled him to get his team away with
the rope ahead of the other boys.
However, in the excitement the Rae
ford team slipped their winning knot
on the wrong way and it slipped
with them. It was the girth hitch
put around the big rope which when
pulled would develop into a square
knot, however if the girth hitch is
put on the wrong side first, the re
sult is a false square knot which
will look like a square knot, but will
slip, and this is just the slip that
the Raeford team made. The proper
knot to use here was the sheetbend,
but teams using the square knot were
given the OK sign. In the Live
Wire contest, action was too fast for
the judges, and also for the spec
tators. It was run over the second
time but then seemed to be even
faster. We live to learn, so next
we will run this contest one troop
at the time and check with the stop
watch, so both the judges and the
audience can see what it is all about
The Knot tying consisted of seven
bowline knots tied so as to form a
chain. This was good, but under
the excitement several good tyers
would miss the knot. The bowline
is one of the most valuable knots.
J. J. Pence was in charge of the
Court of Honor and made the follow,
Second Class: Charles Monroe.
First Class: Ralph Fields, Alfred
Bridges, Archie Williams. Eugene
Snipes, Curtis Rhye and Henry Mar
tin. Star: Carl Bradley, Charles Smith
and Marshall Jones.
Life: Ernest Meekins, Alex Bar
ber, George Mathews, David Phil
lips. Eagle Bronze Palm: Roger Harris.
Eagle Gold Palm; Gene Harris.
Merit Awards were given to the
following boys. Some boys Betting
several badges, and all getting as
many as one;
Billy Peele, Jerome McDaniel,
Harold Herndon, D. C. Monroe, Alex
Barber, Bobby McNeill, Horace Gib
son, Bill Gibson, Earl Bradley, Ern
est Meekings, Gene Harris, Alfred
Cawlder, George Mathews, George
Calhoun, Marion Gibson, Roger Har
ris, Charles Smith, Angus Medlin,
Mike Jerigan, William Purcell, Jack
Wooley, Bill Covington and Mitchell
Fail To Appear
Against S. L. Lewis
Non-Pros Taken In Coff Shoot
ing And Verdict Of Not Guilty
Given In Pelfrey Assault.
With the principal state's wit
nesses failing to appear to testify in
the hearings of two assault cases in
which S. L. Lewis, Raeford hotel
operator, a nol-pros was taken in the
case growing out of the shooting of
Horton Goff, and Judge Henry Mc
Diar.r.i.1 rendered a verdict of not
guilty in the rtse charging assault
upon Luther Pelfrey.
Goff and Pelfrey, iildiers sta
tioned at Fort Bragg, failed to ap
pear at the original hearing two
weeks ago. and the cases were post
poned until Tuesda. Nor did they
appear this week, though local po
lice officials had been assured by
Col. Larsen, head of the Fort's Mili
tary Police, that they would be pres
ent for the hearing.
Lewis had been under bond for
the shooting of Goff at the hotel
March 11th, and also was under
indictment for assaulting Pelfrey with
a gun while he was helping his
wounded friend from the hotel.
April 10 Final For
Every farmer in Hoke County ought
to be interested in Federal crop in
surance because it is the only opera
ting cost that will guarantee returns
on investment, T. D. Potter, chairman
or the county AAA Committee be
lieves. "This doesn't mean 'that every
farmer in the county will take out
Crop insurance," he added, "any
more than every farmer buys a higher-yielding
seed the first year it
is offered. It may take a few years
before most of us see that Crop
Insurance is actually an operating
cost that insures the other costs and
efforts that go into a crop."
Crop insurance offers protection
against the unavoidable losses that
destroy many crops each year. It is
offered in 1945 on cotton and wheat
planted this fall.
"Crop insurance eliminates failures
and near failures from the farmer's
budget," Mr. Potter points out. "Na
turally, any farmer will -be better
off if he never collects a cent on his
FCIC contracts because that means
he has obtained at least fair yields.
It's an opportunity to plan and plant
with the hope of a bumper crop, and
with the comforting knowledge that,
from a standpoint of returns, you
can't have a real failure."
April 10 is the closing date for ta
king out cotton insurance in Hoke
county. Applications are being tak
en by the following AAA committee
men and authorized agents: Mrs.
Belle Currie, J W. Hasty, Ira L. New
ton, F. F. McPhaul, F. C. McPhaul,
R. J. Hasty, L. D. Brooks, John Par
ker, M. S. Gibson, D. P. Gillis, W. L.
Thornburg, W. J. McNeill, W. J. Mc
Bryde, T. D. Potter, M. C. Dew at
the Johnson company, and H. S.
Warlick at the Bank of Raeford.
New Clothing MPR
To Be Explained
There will be a trade meeting for
the purpose of explaining regulation
MPR 580 covering much merchandise
in our stores. There will be a repre
sentative from the District Office at
the meeting, which will be helt in
the Courthouse on Friday, March 30,
at 8 P. M. At this tim the regu
At this time the regu
lation will be gone into in detail
with the merchants of these items:
Men and boys' apparel and apparel
accessories; Feminine apparel and
apparel accessories; Infants' apparel
and accessories; footwear, household
textile commodities and yard goods;
lamps and lamp shades. It will be
to your advantage to attend this
All home demonstration clhb mem
oers are orged to attend their meet
ing during the mon of April. Miss
Josephine Hall, home agent, will ex
plain how sugar for "home canning''
will be issued time and place of
registration for 1945.
Effective April 1, all tire certifi
cates dated prior to Derember 1, 1944,
will be invalid for any transfer of
A waxy starch corn is being grown
in Iowa to replace the supplies of
tapioca that formerly came from the
Dutch East Indies.
Scout Camporee Set
For April 20-22 At
The Annual Camporee for the
scouts of the Western district will
be held on April 20-22. this year and
will be at "Mack Beach" ubnut five
miles below .Wagram on the Lumbee
This was once quite a develop
ment, but in recent years has not
been kept up. The Wagram scouts
will have the grounds ready for the
Camporee. It is located on the road
between Wagram and Maxton, just
a few hundred yards m the road,
and cars can drive n to the
edge of the river. -
through the woods is Ir. O
slumps ana mua-nuies, vwiu -a,'
the location easily reached - ' o' suited, and there has been no
boys will stay ,n tents, and will h VMscovereJ under existing sta
mp use of the forest for research . 'VX . . ,,,. ,,
and the river for recreation.
Neill A. McDonald
Heads Seventh War
Drive To Extend Over Months Of
April, May, And June With
Emphasis On Payroll Savings
, . . ' 77 . ,
Neill A. McDonald has accepted the
chairmanship of the Seventh War
Loan Drive which begins next week,
xt y"-y "y a"!board may have its full membership
rence McNeill, county War Finance
The drive, one of two to be made
this year for Federal finances, will
be an extended one, covering the
months of April, May, and. June.
Special emphasis will be made
throughout the three months on the
payroll savings plan for the pur-
chase of War Bonds from salary de- to be placed on the ticket 'and voters
ductions. The pnnicipal drive foriir,-tr,,.j .wt ir- ir;" tv,,,
additional purchases will be made
Mr. McDonald states that the quota
for. the county has not yet been as -
aigncu, jul mat lb la CAicvit:u lu ue
pretty large, since there will be but
two campaigns this year.
Township and area groups are to
be named within a few days, accord
ing to Mr. McDonald, and plans for
the payroll plan development here,
which has been used only in the
Edinburgh Cotton Mills previously,
are to be explained to chairmen of!
these groups at a meeting to be held
early next month.
For John Culbreth
Funeral services for John Culbreth,
73, well-known farmer; of the An
tioch community, were conducted
from the home Sunday afternoon by
his pastor, the Rev. A. C. Lee of the
Trinity Methodist church of Red
Springs, assisted by the Rev. W. L.
Maness of Raeford. Interment was
in the Antioch Presbyterian church
Mr. Culbreth had been in ill health
for about two years. He became
seriously ill early last week and died
at Highsmiths hospital on last Fri
day. Surviving are his widow, the form
er Nealie Smith of Lumberton; and
nine children: Marcus of Raeford,
Henry of Laurinburg, Stacy of Som
erville, Mass., Mrs. C. D. Culbreth
of Laurinburg, and John F. Helen,
Louise, James Wilton, Daniel Stephen
and Charles Thomas of the home'vited guests. What a feast of fel
also two brothers, Stephen and Dan
W. W. HallDie8 At
Home Near Aberdeen
W. W. Hall, aea 70, died at his
home near Aberdeen early Moniday
morning after an illness of some
months. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon from Galatia
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie
Campbell Hall; one son, William E.
Hall of Aberdeen; two brothers, D.
L. Hall of Zalfo Springs, Fla., and
J. K. Hall of Lakeland, Fla.; one
sister, Mrs. J. W. Scull of Raeford.
Two magazines, "Atlantic Month
ly" and "Saturday Review of Liga
ture," have been added to the list
received at Hoke County Library.
These magazines should be especial
ly helpful to club women as well
as to others.
A list of books recently placed on
the shelves are as follows: Tomorrow
Will Sing, Arnold; Vigil of a Nation,
Lin Yutang; Ann Star, Nurse, Hum
phries; Green Hazard, Coles; Great
Time To Be Alive , Fosdick; Change
of Heart, Baldwin; and Apartment
in Athens, Wescott.
File For Town
; Write-In Vote In Election May
Be Necessary To Secure Five
The present town fathers of Rae
ford are in a quandry all because
only four candida'es filed for the
five-man board of commissioners,
and there seems to be r.o Inw under
which a fifth man can be placed on
the ticket for the Drimarv next Mon-
iday, April second.
The League of Municipalities, the
v.,. - n atlnrnev nnH nthpr llav hn
a . . man, and come Monday only
four qualified candidates names will
appear on the ticket, according to
Carl Freeman, town clerk.
Though there has been no great
pre-election furore, the coming elec
tion has not been without general
interest here, and it was thought
that all members of the present board
would file for re-election. However,
after the election two vears aeo to
'fill a vacancy, failed to file. Milton
I Campbell, N. A .McDonald, Jr., A. V.
Sanders and L. W. Stanton did file.
Mayor Neill L. MeFaidyen has also
Best legal advice received to date
tends to show, though, that the town
if, in the general election, to be held
the first Monday in May, there are
sufficient write-in votes to elect a
fifth man. Election laws require
that places be printed on the ballot
for the general election for at least
five members of the commission,
and the four qualified candidates,
plus a line for a fifth man, will have
the town may secure a "dark horse"
as a fifth commissioner, due to the
fact that but four candidates have
Mrs. E. B. Campbell
And Dr. Willcox To
Speak At P.-T. A.
The April meeting of the Hoke
Raeford Parent-Teacher Association
will be held Monday evening, April
2, at 7:45 o'clock at the Raeford
The program will be centered a
round the theme "Health Education."
Mrs. E. B. Campbell of the county
health department, will speak on the
subject, "What the Hoke Health De
partment Has Done and Is Doing."
Dr. J. W. Willcox, also of the health
department, will discuss "Preventive
Measures,", and Mrs. Morris Heath
will talk on "Health Education in
Miss Flora Ray, a specialist in
health education in schools, will be
present and will answer questions
during the forum which ends the
program. Everyone is cordially
urged to attend this meeting.
King Reunion Held
On Sunday, March 25, at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah King of Ash
ley Heights, was held the family
reunion. It was an ideal spring day
and all the children and their families
were present. The Rev. and Mrs.
i E. M Harris of Aberdeen were in
lowship and good eats was spread!
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Elijah King and Miss Frances King
of Ashley Heights; Mr. and Mrs. H. D.
Hester of Fuquay Springs and their
two children, Doris Jean and Carroll;
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Hester and their
daughter. Allie Mae of Fuquay
Springs; Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Fer
rell of Raleigh and their daughter,
Patricia; Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Old
ham of Wilmington; Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Cameron and children, Billie and
Patsy of Timberland; Mr. and Mrs.
Leo McGee and children, Christine
Conner, Thomas, Wallace, Bobby,
Zelma Lee and Margaret of Willow
Springs; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. King
of Ashley Heights; Mr. and Mrs. Com
fort King of Aberdeen; and the Rev.
and Mrs. Harris of Aberdeen.
For years Mr. and Mrs. Elijah
King have maintained a fine Chris
tian home which has been richly
blessed with a large family and all
were able to get back together a
gain for a delightful reunion.
Beginning on April 11. practically
all the stores of Raeford will close
each Wednesday afternoon it 12:30
for the afternoon. A number of
local stores have been closing for
the mid-week holiday throughout the
year. Others to close have an ad
on the back of this issue.