The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 44
fv C. THURSDAY, APRIL 5th, l.r; o
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Pfc. Lonnie Teal
Missing In Action
Since March 15
Pfc. J. Lonnie Teal, Jr., 21, son of
Mr. and Mrs J. L. Teal of Raeford,
has been reported missing in action
in Germany, according to a message
received Monday by his mother from
the War Department.
Pfc. Teal was serving" with the
79th Infantry Division and has seen
action throughout the European cam
paign. His outfit wds one of the
first divisions to land on the Nor
mandy coast and has been at the
front almost constantly ever since.
One of the swiftest moving divisions
in the American anries, at times it
has been assigned to the 1st, 3rd and
7th armies, and was with the 7th
at the time Pfc. Teal was reported
Pfc Teal entered the service in
August, 1943, and went to England
a fer months later, and has been
overseas a little over a year.
Raeford Boy Sweats
Out Nazi Barrage
WITH THE 102nd INFANTRY
DIVISION IN GERMANY There are
two doughboys who are going to dig
their foxholes in the wide open
fields from now on.
During a recent drive Pfc. William
L. Hinson of Raeford, N. C, and Pfc.
Carl Gunn of 807 Edgehill Road,
Richmond, Va.. were pinned down
by enemy artillery and sniper lire.
The doughs dug in, and soon after,
two American tanks moved up be
side their two-man foxhole. And
then the enemy really opened up.
88's dropped all around the dough
Mortar fire encircled their hole.
The two infantrymen sweated out the
When the barrage stopped, both
of our tanks had been knocked out
and the area around the hole com
pl-etely covered with shell craters.
The two doughboys didn't have a
scratch between them.
Released from Hospital
THE 1 19th GENERAL HOSPITAL,
England. Private James K. McKen
zie, 25, RFD, Raeford, N. C, has re
covered at this United States Army
general hospital from wounds re
ceived in Belgium on December 24, j
1944. While at this hospital he
received expert medical care follow'
ed by a period of convalescence. He
has now been released for a return
to duty. A member of a glider in
fantry unit, he entered the Army
December 7, 1943.
Joseph R. Cothran, S 2-c, son of
Mr. arid Mrs. L. R. Cothran of Ash
ley Heights, has been chosen to be in
the amphibious forces of the navy in
the South Pacific.
The following men were sent to
Fort Bragg for induction on March
2: Archie F. Bristow, Elmore W.
Stanton, John W. King and Lester
Pvt. William "Snook" Currie is
spending a furlough with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Currie. He has
just finished Infantry basic training
at CamD Blanding. Fla. and will re-1
port back to Fort Meade, Md.
Pvt. Leonard Baker, stationed in
Charleston, S. C, visited his mother,
Mrs. Nonie Chapell, Easter.
C. P. Kinlaw, S 1-C, USNR, is in a
hospital in Bramerton, Washington.
He recently had a minor operation.
After leaving the hospital, he ex
perts to receive his discharge im
mediately. Letters have been received from
Staff 'Sat- William Lentz, who is in
Italy. Other Raeford boys In Wil
.liam's outfit there are Wilson Yar
boroughr, James Stephens and Carl
William R. Folks of the Quarter
master Corps, has recently -been pro
moted to the rank of captain. Cap
tain Fotys is the son of Mrs. Dora
C. Watson of Wagram. He was a
member of the National Guard unit
of Raeford and was inducted into
service in September, 1940. He is now
serving with the Warner Robins Air
Technical Service Command at Rob-
ins Field, Ga. I
Sgt. Ang McKenzie Is home at
present enroute to Aberdeen Prov-
mg Grounds, Md.
!"C II l
On Rockfish Is
Given To County
I Juror Pay Raised To $3 Per Day
By Commissioners; Road Ap
proved For State Maintenance,
One and three-tenths acres of land
known as the swimming hole on!
RockfLsh creek, adjacent to the old
site of Me'Rae's bridge, has been
deeded to the county and the gift :3s
formally accepted by the Board of
Commissioners at their meeting
The property has long been a
recreational spot during the summer
months for the youth of Raeford and
this section of the county. It was re
cently acquired by the Raeford
Power and Manufacturing company
from Starr McMillan, and the deed
to the tract was presented by that week by Governor R. Greg? Cherry,
firm to the counr.y, with the under-; Senator McBryde was named as the
standing that the spot would continue j member from the eighth congressional
to be use as a recreation spot. Here district and was appointed for a three
the Rockfish moves deep and cool I year term.
across a nice1" sanded beach and pro- The new board is composed of one
vides an excellent swimming place
throughout the summer season. The
tract includes a pine grove which
provides a fine shady area for pic
The commission approved a reso
luiton to raise the pay of jurors from
$2 to S3 per day, plus mileage. Also
it was approved 'hat Inez Bunch,
blind negress. receive S12 per month
as aid fro v. the funds to aid the
The boai ' approved a resolution
to provide state maintenance for the
road which runs from Johnson's mill
Hoke Tire Quota
Is Cut Again
Only 55 passenger car tires are . RaefoJ P. T. A. was held Monday
available' for rationing to Hoke coun-I evening at 7:45 o'clock in the Rae
ty motorists in April as compared ford Graded school with Mrs. B. B.
with 115 available in March, accord-i Cole presiding. The Rev. W. L. Ma-
; ing to Miss Marion Maxwell, clerk ot
the local OPA. This represents a cul
of slightly over 50 per cent.
I Eligible purchasers to whom certi -
ficates will be issued have been clas-
sified into preference groups, based
on the importance and direct use of
the car in the war effort, and apphtn-
tions will be considered in the order
of preference established under a re
cent order of the OPA.
Group 1 includes persons whos1;
occupations are of emergency or
critical nature: physicians, public
health nurses, police and employees
of industries of critical importance.
Group 2 includes farmers, farm
workers, plant managers, labor and
government employee cars,
Group 3 includes principally of
buyers for essential establishments.
Group 4 includes all other classi
fications of persons eligible for grade
One Penny Returns
Since it costs only about 10 cents
an acre to treat peanut seed before
planting to obtain better stands, no
farmer can afford to overlook treating
his seed with one of the several ma
terials now available, says Howard
Garriss, extension plant pathologist
at S'ate College.
While the returns from seed treat
ment will vary from field to field and
farm to farm, this practice has proven
itself to be an excellent insurance
leading to larger yields.
One of the largest gains reported
to Garriss last year came from the
farm of J. J. Matthews in Gates
county. The per-acre yield without
the seed treatment was 14 bags.
while the acre with treatment gave
a yield of 17 2-3 bags. The ten
cents invented in seed treatment
gave a return of 330 popnds of pea
nuts, worth $27.70.
Another good method for increas
ingn peanut yields is the dusting of
the crop with copper-sulphur or sul-
phur dust to control leafspot diseases.
Not only does this practice give in
creased yields of nuts but it also in
creases the amount of hay and gives
hay of better quality. Under aver
age conditions the extra hay pays
for the cost of the dusting and the
extra nuts are clear profit.
Garriss suggests that growers im
mediately order their dusting equip
ment and not wait until it is needed
Some growers had
their crops dusted iy airplane last
year but it is not known whether
this service will be available during
the coming season.
Tires no longer suitable for the
Army may be reconditioned and sold
for "limited civilian use," according
"Highballing to Victory,'' a picture
made in Europe by Army photograp
hers will be shown on April 11 and
12 at the Hoke High school and to
the Kiwanis club at 8 p. m. on the
I evening of April 12. The showines
I will be open to the general public
McBryde Named To
3 -Year Term On
State Senator Ryan McBryde will
e sworn in next Monday, April 9,
as a member of the new state hos-
pitals board which was appointed this
member each from the 12 congres
m me a congres-
districts ana inree lllHIlMrj
at large. J. L. Dawkins. of Fayette-
ville, was appointed for a three-year I
i term from the seventh district.
One of the first duties of the board j
will be to secure successors to the'
present superintendents of the state
hospitals at Morganton and Raleigh 1
who resigned after the appointment
of the new board was authorized by
the recent general assembly.
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PTA Head; Hear
The April meeting of the Hoke-
; ness conducted the devotional ser-
vice. The report of the nominating
i committee was submitted and the fol
1 lowing of ficers were elected for nex
year; president, Mrs. B. B. Cole; vice-
president, Mrs. Belton Wright; secre-
'tary, Miss Blanche Fisher; and trea
surer, Mrs. A. S. Knowles
Mrs. Audrey B. Conk sketched the
plans for a field day program which
I will be held May 7 at the Hoke
.County High school.
Mrs. Cole announced
for the United National Clothing
Collection which is being sponsored
by the P. T. A. and emphasized the
dire need for clothing in the war-torn
Mrs. Belton Wright, program chair
man, introduced the speakers of the
evening. Mrs. E. B. Campbell, of the
Hoke County Health department.
gave a summary of the worK tnai
has been done by the department
in the schools of the county. She
reported that-356 children had been
examined, and 226 had been found
in need of dental or medical care.
Through the efforts of the department
and others who are interested, many
dental defects have been corrected
and glasses hav been provided for a
few. Mrs. Campbell also presented
tentative plans for a tonsil clinic and
a pre-school clinic.
Dr. J. W. Willcox spoke briefly on
"Preventative Measures," empha
sizing the necessity for the schools
to combat the problem of absentee-
ism. Mrs. Morris Heath gave an
interesting and stimulating account
of what is being done by the health
departments in New York and Wash
ington State. Mrs. Heath pointed
out that in these states the P. T. A.
was the best friend of the public
health nurse because of its coopera
tion with the health work. The
program was concluded with an open
discussion led by Miss Flora Ray
of the State Health department.
Work On Church Is
The work on the auditorium of the
Presbyterian church is progressing
nicely. The ,interior plan has been
changed from what it was before the
fire in the fall of 1$43. Painting
has -been about completed. An or
gan will be installed before services
will be held there, which will prob
ably be early fall. The Southeastern
Construction company is doing the
work. Wenner and Fink of Philadel
phia are the architects.
A new glass which successfully
survives exposure to corrosive, dead
ly hydrofluoric acfcl that disinte
grates ordinary glass, corrodes most
metals and produces dangerous
burns, has been developed by the
American Optical company, South-
P-T A.. And Khniuft rk"F".A
.. wudge McDiarmid
Of Old Clothing
; Depot Established In Bcnner
I Building: Special Collection
I Drive April 9-13.
The vacant store in the Benner
RllilHinft npvt In S'nith'e RaHin tor.
vice, hr. been secured as an old
clothing depot ry 'he col'oction com
mittee? if ti-c Haei'Ti Kiwanis
club and the Hoke-Raeford Parent
Teachers association, for use during
the month of April, it was stated
yesterday by Mrs. E. B. Cole, PTA
Collection is being snonsored. by
these two groups with the coopera
tion of t:i.? schools anrl the severa!
home demonstration clubs of the
county. Miss Josephine Hall, home
agent, states that clothing need not
be in perfect repair,, but that if
should be clean and must be useful. I
Garments for infants, men, boys,
women and girls, caps and knitted,
wear, bedding, shoes and usuablei
. rmnants ,, ni Hc . H
' . . ... j;-,'
worn out fabrics will be of no use, of 45 jurors drawn Tuesday. Others was approved.
it was said. Under clothing and all, are to serve for the April term ofi Due to construction difficulties no
types of co'ton garments and ma- Superior court to convene on April' definite action was taken on plans
terials are especially needed. If they .23rd. I for the building which will have a
are washed they need not be ironed. Foreman J. B. Thomas, who has pupil population of some 700 stu
it was said. served for the past year, is retiring I dents. However, it is thought that
Matrials and clothing may be de- and a now foreman will be selected classrooms will be constructed this
livcred to the schoois isy e children,
and they will then be brought to Rae-; stated by John Cameron, court clerk,
ford for paelcing. or they may be. The nine who will continue to serve
t' I'en to Hrr.e club ir"?etings or Ion the erand jury are:
'rcught direct to the depot l:i the j C. J. Holland. J. B. McLeod, R. F.
Zo.iner building. 'Clark, A. M McBryde. G. D. Van-
While the drive will continuel hoy. J. T. Dean, W. F. Livingston,
throughout the month of April, a T. D. Potter and J. W. Smith,
special campaign will be conducted Members of the venire jrawn Tues-
next week, April 9-lith.
Merchants are requested to furnish
the depot with packing cases and j McPhaul, G. C. Lytle. J. W. Mc
oaper cartons which may be used for i Neill, J. W. Sanders, Jr., and L. M.
the packing and 'hipping of the ma -
terials to the national center.
Hear T.L Sasser
Sunday School Revival Of Robe-
son Association Being Carried
Out By Sixty Workers.
The Rev. T. L. Sasser of Greens
boro, is conducting special services
at the Raeford Baptist church each
evening this week as a part of the
Sunday School Revival services be
ing held in 45 of the 61 churches of
the Robeson Baptist Association.
The services are being well at
tended. They will continue through
Friday evening and are being held
at 7:45 o clock. Mr. Sasser is a most
interesting speaker and has had
special training as a mission worker
by the Southern Association for the
series of services now being held. He
is one of 60 southern workers as
sisting in the campaign in the Robe
During the past week a church cen
sus has been made by the local
church, in cooperation with the other
churches, and it is planned to place
especial emphasis on the work of
the church school during the com
Whitley Loses Pen
Knife In 1917;
Got It Back 1945
Back in 1915, when H. W. B. Whit
ley was still a-courtin' the missus,
he was presented a small, gold
handled pen knife and chain by his
lady. A couple of years later, in
grape-picking time of 1917 the knife
and chain were lost out near Tim
berland. On Tuesday morning of this week.
somewhat over 27 years later, the
knife was returned to Mr. Whit
ley by "Dusty" McLeod.
The knife was found in 1920 on
the highway near the Fldinburgh
cotton mills by Mrs. Loch Campbell.
The engraved initials had been scar
red and were nearly illegible. Fail
ing to find the owner, she later
gave the knife to Dusty, who carried
it a few weeks, and then placed
it in a box with other items here,
there an delsewhere.
Last week he rememberd the knife
and mentioned it to Mr. Whitley, who
became more than casually interested
as he described to faint inscription
of "B. T. to H. W. B ," a part of
which could be read. Mr. Whitley
told McLeod of a knife he had lost
many years ago and described it to
him. McLeod stated that apparently
the knife was the one lost. Tues
day it was again a prized pocket
piece of Mrs. Whitley's husband.
Only three cases were heard in
county court Tuesday. David Cha
son, white, paid costs for improer
equipment on a bus; Lacy Smith,
negro, paid court costs and was or
dered to redeem bad checks for SI 23
given Chief W. T. McQuage and A. V.
Sanders; Herinon Mason, white, paid
court costs and still fc.' in lieu of a
4 months term on '.he r:ds for viola-
1,0,1 of tne J11'1101' la
appear in conn a.i. to imuii
wreck ,-hortly after
still was raided by outers of theA w VVlX)d who nas been chairma:l
Jury List Drawn
For April Term
lnc Members UI I. rand Jury
To Be Selected; Court Con-
vencs Apr:! 23.
Nine members of the countv grand
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.v.-.cr. the court convenes it was
ANTIOCH J. W. Morgan. A. D.
RAEFORD N. B. Blue. E. E. Smith,
C. E. Upchurch, J. A. McKeithan, N.
A. McDonald, A. V. Sanders, N.
McL. McDiarmid. Rowland Andrews.
J. S. Poole, Jim Baxley. J. M. Baker.
David Baker, B. F. McDuffie
McLAUCHLIN W. F. Townsend,
M. G. Ray. W. R. Adcox, J. E. Wood.
B. B. Bostic, H. L. Koonce, G. W.
Rav, W E. Townsend and J. M. Ray.
BLUE SPRINGS Homer Maxwell,
C. M. Gainey, Claude Bender. John
A. Wilkes, and H. W. Ellis.
ALLENDALE L. A. McGugan.
STONEWALL J. D. McBryde, W.
J. McBryde, E. G. Wickline, L. A.
Mclnnis, John Stubbs and D. B. Tray
wick. QUEWHIFFLE L. A. Moss, E. A.
Winecoff, J. T. Leslie.
LITTLE RIVER Dan Stewart and
Men In Service
Eighteen additional names of men
from Hoke County in the armed
forces are reported this week by Mrs.
Ina Bethune, War Records historian,
of the county library. Those reported
Capps, Gilbert Curtsie
Love, Rudolph Angus
McPhaul, James Ernest, Jr.
McPhaul, John Archibald, III
McVicker, William Fred
Maness, Charles Edwin
Maness, Paul Franklin
Maness, William Holt
Locklear, Willie C.
Hobson, John Franklin
McEachern, Leo McLauchlin
McLauchlin, Henry Charles ;
McPhatter, John Thomas .
Tar Heel Farm
A group of entertainers on the Tar
Heel Farm Journal program will ap
pear at the Hoke High school on
Thursday evening, April 12th, at 8
o'clock. Their program is heard daily
at one P. M. over station WPTF. The
group includes the Lone Star Quar
tet, The Tobacco Tags, Mary Alice,
Delphinium, Uncle Milt and others.
The appearance of the group in Rae
ford will be sponsored by the Blue
Springs Home Demonstration club.
The public is cordially invited.
Library Board To
There will be an important meet
ing of the Hoke county library board
on Friday evening of this week. The
meeting will be held in the library
at 8:15 o'clock.
Name Carl Riley
District Committees Re-Appointed
At Biennial Organizational
Meeting; Discuss Upchurch
Carl Riley was elected chairman
of the Hoke County School RvirH
( Monday at the biennial organization-
lal meeting held Tuesriav in sucrft
for the past several years. Mr. Wood
refused to stand for re-election to
Robert Gatlin, recently named t
the board by the General Assembly
to succeed W. M. Monroe, attended
the meeting for his first session. Other
members of the board are D. B. Mc-
Fadyen and A. D. McPhaul.
Plans for the rebuilding of the
plant for the Upchurch high school,
only high school in the county for
negroes, were discussed. No action
Iwas taken at the meeting as a num-
!-ber of new sites for the school have
I been proposed and additional in-
fnrnmtifin was. askpd hofire anv .f
year and that the plans will be sj
drawn that an auditorium can be ad
ded at a future date.
The board re-appointed all mem
bers of the district school committees.
No. 1. RAEFORD L. M. Lester,
Walter Maxwell and M. C. Dew.
No. 2. ASHEMONT F. L. Eu
banks, W. L. Thornburg and Dewey
No. 3. ROCKFISH D. K. Parker,
C. L. Wood, and Pearce Gillis.
No. 4. MILDOUSON Nor .nan Mc
lnnis, Leonard McFadyen and Frank
No. 5. ANTIOCH Arch McGugan,
D. W. Gillis and Mrs. W. C. Hodgm.
Deputies To New
York For Negro
Wanted For Rape
Lonnie Ray Taken By Metropoli
tan Police On Request Of
County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies J. C. Wright and H. A.
Dees, accompanied by Dr. A. L.
OlBriant, were in New York early
this week seeking to return Lonnie
Ray, negro, to this county for trial
on charges of criminal assault.
Ray is said to have assaulted a
young negress here some seven
months ago. He left the countv
immediately after the crime was
committed. Some weeks ago the
sheriff's department learned that he
was living in New York, and upon
request of Sheriff D. H. Hodgin, the
metropilitan police arrested him. He
was to be given hearing in a police
court there Monday and it was ex
pected that the officers would return,
to Hoke county with him today.
I According to H. R. McLean, dis
trict game protector, the fishinj
season closes after April 5th and will
remain closed until May 20th. The
closed season covers both day and
night fishing, and all anglers are
requested to refrain from fishing dur
ing this period of time.
Doirs Chasing Deer
When the deer hunting season end
ed on January 1, it also made it il
legal for dogs to chase deer, accord
ing to North Carolina Game Laws.
Protector McLean states he has had
several complaints of dogs chasing
deer in some sections of the county.
He warns that dogs will be appre
hended and their owners prosecuted
as the laws direct. He asked also
this question: "Mr. Sportsman! How
can you complain of a scarcity of
deer during the hunting season, when
you have allowed your dogs to chase
and kill them during the closed sea
son?" "There is no excuse for this, and
none will be accepted," according
to Protector McLean.
"Super-race" efficiency in a Brus
sels library which the Nazis took
over, resulted in the books being ar
ranged according to size, to "give the
place neatness and order."
After three years, a package of
pliofilm-wrapped raisins was found
in perfect condition for eating.