The N ews-journai
The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 45
KAEKOKD. N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 12th, 1945
$2.00 PER YEAR
NEWS Of OUR
M EN w WO MEN
Albert Smoak Of
Killed At Iwo
Pfc. Albert Smoak of
Heights was killed in action March1
21 while participating in the fighting ,
on Iwo Jim a, according to a message
recfived from the Navy Department
Sunday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. A. Smoak.
Albert was a me:rber of the 4th
Marines Division and had been stat
ioner on Guam for a number of
months before the invasion of the
Volcanic islands. He entered the Ma-
rmes in 1942 and prior to going to
the Pacific had been stationed at Par
ris I. land. Now River, Norfolk and
Carr.n Bradford, Cal.
A graduate of Hoke High with
the class of 1940 he attended Louis
burg college for two years before
entering the Marines. His father is
principal of the Ashley Heights
school and his mother is a teacher
thee Thev have been connectd
with the Hoke county schools smr?
1923 when thev came' to the AntUxH
school from South Carolina.
Brides his parents Pfc Smoai;
is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Harl
Mortague. whose husband is a l eu-;
tenr nt in the AAF and is stationed
at Spokane, Wash., and Miss Mary
Anne Smoak of the home.
Charley M. Gihhs, Jr. Is
Wounded At Iwo Jim a
C. M. Gibbs, Jr., of Dunn, son of
the Rev. C. M. Gibbs who is exe
cutive secretary of Fayetteville Pres
bytery of the Presbyterian church,
has been reported hospitalized be
cause of wounds sustained in the
attle of Iwo Jima. Gibbs was a
iienber of the Fourth Marines.
Home From France
Ut. Lt. Gilbert M. Ray, son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Ray of Rockfish,
overseas duty and will spend a leave,
at home Lt. Ray has been in service ,
since 1941, serving on Ascension Is
tend, in France and Germany. He
holds the Silver Star medal, it hav
ing been awarded him for gallant ac
i.on in rrance our.n8 me iirst weeKs
oi me invasion the successful air support given the
, , , . . : Seventh Army by the USS Kaasan
Set. George L. Caddell spent a short ; As ,he Seventh. A Air ot
while at home last Thursday with,fio ,,,h ,h ,n. .,.,, Armr
Mrs. E. G. Wickline a':,,. . A- 00 ,
naei'' ""le ' "e n,d5 " . 5la"
tioned at Reno, Nevada, but was
1, j v' .
m.s wuuei. --ump-mcu ...... '";ercise of tact and sound judgment,
Raeford and will spend a while withland ,ne courageous performance of
ivirs. KicKime ana wun ner parens, ,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sumner, later Join
ing Sgt. Gaddell in Florida.
Miss Bertha McNeill, daughter of
Mrs. Annie McNeill of the Antioch
community has recently been pro
moted from, ensign to lieutenant,
junior grade. Lt. McNeill is serving
with the Naval medical corps and
is now stationed at Pearl Harbor.
Pvt. Edward Wade of Route 1,
Shannon, has been assigned to Field
in;)!.,. nH i rwpivine his hasi-
training at Fort Bragg. He spent I
the past week end with his parents.
Word from Capt. T. B. Lester. Jr.,
who recently went overseas, states
trial he has pneumonia and is now
in Scotland. Recent letters from
him state that he is slowly convales
cing. Major Graham Dickson, who ar
rived in Charleson last week from
overseas service and was at Stark
General hospital, has been sent to a
hospital in Colorada.
Luke McNeill is leaving today foV
Kaleign to De assignea to auiy, naving
beer, inducted into the navy. He is
the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. John
K. McNeill to be in the service.
tt. and Mrs. Harris Parker of Fort
Bliss, Texas, are spending a twenty
day leave with Mrs. Marfy Mott and
ohn Parker. Lt and Mrs. Parker
nd Miss Myra Mott spent last week
.nd in Vass and Cameron with Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Parker and Mr. and
Mrs. John Baker.
Lt. Joe E. Lovette of New Orleans,
La., is spending a 10-day leave with
his family. Last week end the Lov
ettes visited Mr. and Mrs. Charley
Lovette in Randleman.
Mrs. Mary Mott received nw this
week from, her son, Robert. He is
Mrs. M.R. Smith Is
Of Eastern Star
I District Officers Conduct Cere
mony Of Masonic Order Here
Mrs. M. R. Smith was installed as
worthy matron of the Raeford chap
ter No. 226. order of the Eastern Star,
at installation ceremonies held Mon
day night in the masonic hall. Edwin
E. Smith was installed as worthy
Other officers installed were Mrs.
Joe Oulledge, associate matron: Lacy
F. Clark, associate patron: M
Dezerne, secrctarv; Miss Ila G
treasurer; Mrs. Ssiarr McMillan, con
ductress; Mrs. J. N. Andrews, as
sociate conductress: Mrs. N. H. G.
Balfour, ch-'ilain: Mrs. J. V. Coates.
marshal; Mrs. W. P. Baker, organist:
! Mrs. Harry Greene, assistant orga
l nist: Mrs. N. A. M.-Dnnald. Adah: Mrs.
Marshal Thomas. Ruth; Mrs. R. A
Matheson. Jr. Esther- Mrs. Unu Mc-
Leod. Martha: Mrs. Jesse Gulledge,
electa: Mi Lona Graham, warder:
and Mrs. C. V. Saele, sentinel.
Mrs. Amelia Harlev, distrirt deputy
grand matron of Favetteville, was
the installing officer. The dedicatory
''neiea u ueuigc nune; . .
1 district deputy grand patron. During,
i th? ta'ks were mad,e bvr the I
out-going worthy matron, Miss Jose-,
Phme Hal1' nrd 'he incoming worthy ,
, maJtron. aP ": ";;" nn-. , , .
An tor.rX social followed the
urii.uii.,, n v.. 11.. ii.lil H'lir. I i -
freshments wer? served by the hos-
I tesses, Mrs. D'UiT M"Leod. Mrs. J. R.
'Hampton and Mrs. W. L. Maness.
Capt. Paul Dickson
Given Bronze Star
Captain Paul Dickson. Jr., of Rae -
ford, has been awarded the Bronze
Star, arrnr.-iit. to a received
hro .Mt,.ri , h ;r ?k. i
tation reads as follows: ' j burning bodies and gas, and the bis-
jhop of Muenster had written a pro
PAUL DICKSON, 0-399695, Cap- testing letter, the Nazis switched from
tain, Coast Artillery Corps, Head- gas to hypodermic injections and
quarters Seventh Army, for meri- from cremation to mass burial to do
torious service in direct support of
944, to Decem-ber
Servmg as Air Liabicr.' Officer on
1 board the L'SS Kaasan Bay at the time
, of the invasion of Southern France,
Captain Dickson, by his tireless
operation and special experience,
de an oUstanding contribution to
Baccarat to Strasburg, Captain Diek-
son coordinated the air support fori
ithe division advance and by the ex
H , H n-mv fir mlt,rial, a5.
sisted the ground-air efforts of the
Seventh Army, as is testified to by the
effective air support rendered the
Division during this phase of Army
operations. Entered the military ser
vice from Raeford, North Carolina.
Mrs. Eunice Jennings has accepted
a position in the Hoke County
Board of Education office. She is
replacing Mrs. Harold Laton.
J. D. Wright, building contractor
of Tulsa, Okla., expects to leave tO'
dav tor his home, after spending
ja w'nile here wlth his Parents,
and Mrs. W. A. Wrgiht.
An old time party was given last
Friday night in the Wayside com
munity house by Mr. John Park
ei - id Mrs. Mary Mott, honoring thetr
guests, Lt. and Mrs. Harris Parker
and Lt. Joe Lovette.
Back At School
Principal T. C. Jones, of the Rock
fish school, is back on the job and
is somewhat improved after a morth
during which he underwent three
nose and throat operations at Duke
Germany with the
S-Sgt. Angus Currie, who has been
on furlough, will leave tomorrow for
Camp Branding, Fla.
Cpl. Ralph L. Cox, one of the sev
en returned veterans of the 101st
Airborne division, who are doing ar
my textile publicity work through
the textile centers of the South, was
heard in an interview program over
Radio station WSPA, Spartanburg. S.
C, last Friday during a twenty five
minute program which began at 3:35
o'clock Cpl. Cox is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Cox of Raeford and
is expected to visit his parents soou.
Miss Boyce Continues
As Hostess For
Mrs. J. W. Currie, who has been
co-hostess with Miss Flora Boyce at
the local Soldier's Center, has re
signed ana is now at nome. ine aoi-
dier's Center has meant much to the
servicemen in this community. It
continues to mean that, but since so
many of the men left the nearby army
camp, one hostess was all tha' seem
Killed By Nazis
''Murder Fact'Tv" Operated Uv
rW Mercy-Killings Statute At
WITH THE V. S. FIRST ARMY IN
GERMANY, April 9.A Nazis "murder
asylum" in which 20.000 political
; prisoners. Jews and slave laborers
are estimated to have been put-to
e'eath has been uncovered by First
The murder factory was hidden in
j a German insane asylum at Hadamar,
four miles north of Limburg. German
nvii authorities memseivcs esuma.e
that 13.000 victims were gassed and
cremated and another 5.000 killed by-
drugs and poison and buried i com-
munal graves in the cemetery near
'e w.-Ms of the asylum
Those imprisoned by the Ni'zis for
T 1 11 ' r 3 I reaSOUX illlU lOItriUll Md,C
tbo"P" particularly Russians. Poles
Anti Du!--h who became loo weal; to
work '. re put to death under the
I guise of "mercy killings" after being
j systematically starve! until doctors
.diagnosed them "as hopelessly il.l"
I The establishment was operated
j under direct orders from Berlin, it
I was said, and at least 15,000 men, wo
I men and children were gassed and
'cremated b? specially selected SS
! Atter residents 01 naaamar repeal
IprHy complained of the stench
, away with the last 5,000 "euthanasia"
victims were executed under
the Nazis "mercy killing" statute
, passed in 1939 and used by party
caders as legal sanctions for the
co-imass murder of their enemies and
slaves who were unable to work.
The murder factory was unmasked
as the result of information given
by German civilians and detective
work by a British investigator, Capt.
Three Germans who ran the asy-
um a 70-year-old doctor, a 45-year
old chief woman's nurse and a middle
aged chief warden were arrested.
Applications To Be
Made April 19-20
Applications for canning sugar for
the first half of the 1945 canning
season will be taken at all school sites
in Hoke County except the Hoke
High school building on Thursday and
Friday, April 19-20, from 3:00 tJ
7:00 P. M. on both days. In addition
to the school sites there will be some
one at the Little River community
house at Lobelia on each of the a
bove named days and at the same
Letters of instruction will be sent
to each house that has children in
school. If you have no children in
school please ask your neighbors
child to bring you a sheet from school.
If you do not get one of these sheets,
be sure you know how many quarts of
fruit and vegetables you canned in
1944, how much preserving you did.
and how much was granted you by
Be sure you take all of your War
Ration Book 4's with you. They are
necessary before your application can
Be sure and S to your nearest
school for your race on the above
dates as those two afternoons are the
only times you ran make applications
Dam At Mott Lake
Breaks; Road Is
Flooded In Camp
The dam of Mott Lake, located in
the Fort Bragg reservation, broke
this week and waters flooding through
the opening in the earthen dam wash
ed away about 50 yards of a reser
vation road. Cause of the break is
as yet undetermined.
Now More Than Ever
Zip the Lip ALWAYS
Hoke High Team
Wins FFA Stock
i Daniel Baker And Zeb Moss
Score 480 Points In Six School
The Hoke High stock judging team,
ill c.),-.'.pc'.;t:::-. ::'. lean-.; from five
other school teams from Hoke, Scot
land, and Richmond counties, won
f:r,, :n tne district Future Far
mers of ' mericn competition h.ld at
Laurel Hill Monday.
The team was composed of Daniel
Baker and Zeb Moss of the local FFA
unit, and scored a total of 48u 1-2
points to top the Hoff.min team which
s ored 475 1-2. Laurel Hill scored
399; Rockingham. 461 1-2; Eherbe,
410 1-2; ii.ui Gibson 424. Th.' per
fect score in the contest was 600
points. Dairy cattle, hogs and poul
try were judged.
This is the second district contest
to wen by '.he Hoke FFA gro'.ti)
this year in similar competitions. In
December the local unit won over
the other five schools in a FFA ritual
On May 14. the entire local group
of 30 members will compete in an
FFA field day program to be held
at Hoffman whc.i Softball, boxing,
horseshoe patching, high and broad
jumps, and the 100 yard dash and
4-man relay events will be the field
events, according to W. P. Phillips,
agricultural teacher and sponsor of
'.lie FFA unit here.
Hoke Hirh News
On display in the front hall is a
kit of materials on Inter-American
relations sent to the school by Co
ordinator of Inter-American Affairs.
The purpose of this exhibit is to
educate the school pupils to ap
preciate the people in their neigh
boring republics of the Americas.
On Wednesday of last week "Eleo-
tronics on Parade," a film on testing
radio U;oes, was shown to the phy
sics class. Mr. White has a new
tube testing outfit he is using in
connection with his laboratory work.
To give the the pupils extra experi
ence, Mr. White will be glad for
members of his class to test tubes
for anyone who will firing them to
school. The physics class also en
joyed a travelogue depicting the in
teresting and scenic places in Flori
da. Miss Fisher's home room present
ed a playlet showing some of the
usual occurrences in the school room
at assembly last Wednesday. Frances
I Bowling led the devotional and in
troduced the pupils taking part on
the program. Mildred Mays took
the part of the teacher. "The Ska
ter's Waltz" was played by Sara Neal
McKeithan. The hygiene lesson in
the form of a poem, "The Flu" was
given by La Verne Walters and Alfred
Leach. Jimmy Sinclair led the Eng
lish lesson by reading "Penrod's Let
ter." Mrs. E. B. Campbell, county nurse.
Miss Flora Ray, from the state
board of health, Mrs. Heath, and Mrs.
Seashore visited the high school Mon
day and Tuesday and checked on the
physical defects of the pupils. Slips
showing these defects will be sent
to the parents sometime soon.
This week the different home rooms
in the high school are cooperating
with the P-T. A. in the clothing col
lection campaign. The home room
that collects the largest umber of
pounds per pupil will be given per
mission to go on a picnie Monday.
"Yesterday, Today, aid Tomor
row," a film showing the history of
canning, was shown to Mrs. Durham's
home economics classes last week.
' Threads of Fashion," a story of the
manufacturing of thread and cotton
materials was also shown in con
nection with the study of textiles.
Mrs. Durham's second and third
year classes are completing a pro
ject of making spring suits and dres-
Under the direction of Mrs. J. C.
McLean, the pupils are painting the
Members orf Miss Marme Mc
Keithan's sociology class had a wie
ner roast on the school campus last
The meirbers of the senior class
have chosen "Brother Goose" for their
production this year. The parts are
being assigned, and the play will he
given sometime next month. Miss
Lucy Glenn Gill will coach the play.
Mrs. Gore's civics class pupils com
pleted the text last week and they
are now studying "Man anj the
Judy McLean Odom
Of Rockfish Dies
Judy McLean Odom, six month eld
infant daughte- of Mr. and Mr.
W. Odom, J'- i.oi ktish, died Sa
urday nigh., it, at Highsmith
Funeral service . -conducted at I
Bethel church Mu y- . corning My
the Rev. W. L. Man."?,,? a ial was
in Bethel cemetery. - u
Fined For Owning
Purnell Locklear. indian of Que
whiffle township, paid Sal) and cos';
ard still fee. for possession of a
"little still where I makes a little
liquor for my own use.' when h-1
pleaded guilty to pnsscs.-ioh of ma -
teriais ana equipment lor making
non-tax paid liquors in county court
Tuesday. The plant was installed in 1943
Albert Austin Miller, white, of. when a used boiler was in servi.-c-.
Florida, and Eddie Wilkerson, ne- i This boiler was condemned last sea
gro. each paid costs for speeding: Wiilj son and the plant operated only 3
Watson, Jr.. and Alene Thomas, ne-j short time. The new one arrived
groes, paid costs for possession of il- some weeks ago and has been insta!
legal liquor: John D. McNeill, negro, iec by students in Mr. Phillips' classes
was sentenced to serve 12 months niijat Hoke High. The cannery will be
the roads for the theft of a quantity ( operated by Mr.. Phillips anj Mrs.
of hay fiom the Upchurch Millinr; jack Durham, teacher of noire econo
company; Andrew Melvin, negro, paid . m jc5 at the high school.
costs tur allowing another to drive.
his car while it was improperly e-
mu:,iih.. . r:'xK mi iNeui pain cosis in: i
the theft of a cotton planter from H.
, L. Atkinsci
on whose farm he lived '
I last vear.
Report For March
(By Josephine Hall, home agent)
' Well Planned Meals From the
Pantry Shelves" was the title of the
demonstration at the March home
demonstration clubs in Hoke County.
One hundred and forty two club wo
men attended the 12 meetings. Pre
serving eggs in water glass was also
discussed at each meeting.
The home agent spent one day in
March at Lumberton where she at-
tended a meeting of agents from the .
When Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Maxwell i
of the Antioch community, learned,!
after killing a beef, that the -mmun-l
ity cannery in Raeford was not in
operation the home agent was called
in and assisted with the canning of
98 quarts of meat.
The Ashmont club sponsored the
Lone Star Quartet from WpfF, Ral
eigh, at the Ashemont school one night
during the month. A round $45.00
was added to their club treasury as
The home agent attended a meet
ing on freezer lockers which was held
The Pine Forest club served 38
members of the Kiwaris club at the
Pine Forest community building on
the evening of March 29. Dr. E. R.
Collins, of State College, was the
speaker on the program. Twenty five
dollars was cleared from the sup
Waste fat was collected at each
club meeting during the month. An
average of seven pounds per club
was brought to the meetings. Six
dozen Jar lifters were ordered through
the clubs and distributed at March
The home agent gave assistance
with the serving of the annual Junior-
Senior banquet at the Hoke High
school and with a Kiwanis supper
served in the Hoke high lunch room.
43 J Rod Cross kit bags were packer
and shipped from the home agent's
office. The agent gave one mattress
making demonstration and one slip
cover deminstration in March. 45
library books were checked to club
members at meetings. The five
4H clubs met in March with 197 club
members present The demonstration
at the.se meetings was on "Better
Motor Car." This course is largely
directed toward developing better
skill and attitudes in .driving.
On Monday of this week, school
began thirty minutes earlier. This
schedule was planned to give the
pupils longer working hours in the
In addition to the regular text, Mrs.
Cameron is teaching a unit on filing
to the pupils of her general business
At Cannery Gives
Now Ready For Custom
Work i'or People Of County;
Capacity About 600 Quarts
A new 15 horse power boiler ha3
been installed at the Hoke cannery
and the plant is now ready for the
summer food preservation season, it
was stated yesterday by V. P. Phi 1
l.ps. of the Hoke High agricultural
Mr. Phillips states that the can
nery will be in operation throughout
the growing season this year and
will have a top capacity of about
600 quarts of vegetables per dav.
I Tests on the new installation w ere
.made early this week and in the
past two days a large number of
and carrots have been pro
and canned for use in the
i school lunchrooms.
I Mrs. Mary L. Maness
1 p; . DL.L
Mrs. Mary L. Maness. widvy of the
late L. S. Maness. and step-mother
of the Rev. W. L. Maness. died at her
home near Robbing Monday. She had
been ill for seven.ren years, having
been confined to her bed almost en
tirely. For the last two weeks she
failed rapidly and was seriously ill
only three days. Mr. Maness and
other members of her family were
by her bed-side when the end came.
She died at the age of 84 having been
a faithful wife and beloved step
mother in the home for forty one
The funeral was conducted Tuesday
afternoon from Tabernacle Methodist
church by her pastor, the Rev. B. O.
Merritt, and burial was made in the
church cemetery at Robbins.
(By D. Scott Poole)
It is being published that there
are people who believe that Hitler
will entrench in the mountains of
southern Germany and carry on a
guerrilla warfare. Were he to stop
now he has done more damage to
the world than any humaa who has
For some years after the surren
der which ended the Civil War, farm
produce sold for good prices, and
the country rebuilt remarkably fast.
But after the prices fell to low
levels in 1873, farmers began a policy
of raising more on their farms by
planting a larger acreage. Forty
acres to the mule, 25 acres in cot
ton and 15 in corn. They averaged
8 bales of cotton and 100 bushels
of corn. But they went xire into
debt by this method.
When farmers made anytkkng, itiey
have often been the victim of money
sharks. They paid too mucb fcir nearly
everything they bought, and tfaii ad
ded to the low prices they were paid
for their produce, made it a hard
ship to exist at all.
Before it went into polsc, Hie
Farmers' Alliance did much good.
Goods were bought at wholesale
prices by Locals, and there wes some
co-operation in selling. Tke best pair
of ehoes I have worn were bought
through the Farmers' AUnnce for
$2. I wore them for two yrars ev
ery day, and then swapped ftem with
a neighbor for a new $3 pair, and
was badly cheated.
The GOVERNMENT has parrfessed
great interest in the welfhre of the
farmers for the past fifteen years,
and I doubt that many famaeni un
dersand how his benefits come. There
has never been anything vl done
where someone else was impoverish
ed to the extent another had benefit
ed. That Is cheating Peter to pay
I do not know why the world hates
Christians, but it always has. Chris
tians are said to be harmless and
undefiled. If they are Christians,
that is true. But the Christians,
since Christ, have suffered almost
continually, and at times the greatest
efforts were made to totally desroy
the Christians altogether, and the
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