The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 46
RAEFOKl), N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL, 19th, 1S
$2.00 PER YEAK
NEWS or OUR
Pfc. Lonnie Teal
Killed In Action
He. J. Lonnie Teal, Jr, son of
Mr. and Mis. J. L. Teal of Raeford
wa. killed in action on March 15th,
in Germany, according to a tele
gram received from the War Depart
ment Tuesday by his parents. Pfc.
Teal had been reported as missing
in action on that date.
He (was serving with the 79th
Infantry which was assigned to the
Seventh Army at the time of Pfc.
Teal's death, but had been assigned
to the First and Third armies dur
ing his combat experience, which
extended from D-Day until his
Pfc. Teal is survived by his pa
rents; five brothers: Woodrow, Cecil,
Eugene and Franklin of the home,
and Clyde of Baltimire, Md; three
sisters: Mrs. C. H. Keaton of Eliza
beth City, Mrs. M. K. Sessoms of
Raeford and Mary Elizabeth Teal of
Lt. Childress Wins
Air Medal And
The air medal has been awarded
Lt. Reid W. Childress, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Childress of Raeford,
Route 1, for meritorious achievement
while participating in aerial flight as
co-pilot of a C-47 type aircraft dur
ing the airborne invasion of south
ern France on the 15 of August, 1944.
Lt. Childress' proficiency in combat
reflects great credit upon himself
and the military service of the United
He was promted to the rank of
first lieutenant on Feb. 17 of this
year. He is with the 62nd Troop
Carrier Group now in Italy.
Jack Hall Prisoner
Mrs. Ada E. Hall of Route 1, Rae
ford, has received a message from
the War Department stating that her
son, Pfc Clinton F. (Jack) Hall, who
was previously reported missing in
action, is now a prisoner of the Ger
man government. Pfc. Hall had been
missing since the 14 of December
from actions against Germany and
was serving with the 36th Division
FORT BENNING, Ga. William
Everett Parks of Raeford, N. C, was
commissioned a second lieutenant in
the Army of the United States. April
M, on successful completion of the Of
ficer Candidate course at the In
fantry school at Fort Benning, Ga.
Lt. Parks is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. H. l arks of Shannon. He enlisted
into the army on September 16, 1940,
and served with the 252nd Coast
Artillery, Battery "F" before going
to OCS four months ago. He held the
rahk of sergeant before being com
missioned. The new officer attended
Hoke high school.
Wesley L. McKeithan of Rockfish
has just been commissioned a second
lieutenant in the Ordnance depart
ment upon graduation from the Ord
nance Officer Candidate School at
the Ordnance school, Aberdeen Prov
ing Ground. Maryland. Lt. Mc
Keithan is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. A. McKeithan who reside at
Rockfish. He is a graduate of Hoke
County High school, class of 1930,
and later graduated from the Univer
sity of N. C. He was employed by
Westinghouse Electric and Manu
facturing company, Sharon, Pa., un
til his entrance into the army in
Sgt. Jimmie Greene, who has been
stationed at Langley Field, and Mrs.
Greene, who has been with relatives
in Munising, Mich., are visiting Jim
mie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Miss Dean Matheson has been com
missioned second lieutenant in the
army Nursing Corps. She is leaving
this week for Camp Rucker, Ala
bama, for basic training after which
she will he stationed at Fort Bragg.
Joe Upchureh, S 2-c, who is sta
Joned at the navy base at New Port,
Rhode Island, is spending a ten day
leave with his parents.
Lt Charlie Riddle, who recently
received his commission at Fort Ben
ning, has been on a visit to his family
who are with Mrs. Riddle's
pa rests, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Warner
near town. Lt. Riddle will be sta
tioned at Camp Blanding, Fla.
For Mrs. Stubbs
yen Home; Burial In Kaeford l
Funeral services for Mrs. Isabel
Bullock Stubbs, widow of the late
Angus Priest Stu'jbs, were conducted
yesterday morning from the home
of her son-in-law, Duncan B. Mc
Fadyen. of near Raeford. The ser
vices were in charge of the Rev. H.
K. Holland, pastor of the Raeford
Presbyterian church. Interment was
in the Raeford cemetery.
Pallbearers were: W. P. Baker, W.
C Odom, N. A. McDonald, A. A.
Graham, McNair Smith, Walter Max
well and Neill McFadyen.
Mrs. Stubbs was born in 1862, the
daughter of the late John and Sarah
CcCallum Bullock of Rowland. She
and her husband moved to "Hoke
'county in 1913, and made their home
i for a number of years in Raeford,
ann were active in the religious and i
civic life of the town. On Mr. 1 T"e Bov Scol,t Camporee for the
Stubbs' death she moved to the home Western District will be conducted
of her daughter where she lived!1"' week end at famous River
until her death. Mrs. McFadyen I ton Beach at Wagram. The commit
preceded her mother in death three tee has decided to move the location
years. Another child, Willa Stubbs. ' 1 "om Macks Beach to the Riverton
also died several years ago.
Two sisters. Mrs. S. E Clendinin
of Roanoke. Va., and Mrs. Frank Mc
Lean of Pembroke, survive. Sur
viving also are the following erand
children: Mrs. Frank Hipp, Green
ville, S. C: Mrs. Paul Alligood, Fay
ettevilte: Lt. D. B. McFadyen, Jr., Ft.
Bliss, Texas; Lewis McFadyen, Red
Springs; Mrs. Lacy McNeill, Rae
ford; Angus, and Misses Isabel, Jes
sie, Willa and Betty McFadyen of
Ernie Pyle Dies
On Okinawa Isle
Ernie Pyle, the newspaper cor
respondent who has given America
its best newspicture of the life of
the GI at the battlefront, was killed
on a tiny Jap island, Ie Jima, yester
day by an ambushed Jap, it was re
ported yesterday by the navy.
Pyle and a regimental officer were
observing the advance of troops.
when he was killed toy a machine
I gunner on the little island just west
lot Okinawa. At the time of his
death he was with a company of
foot soldiers, the men aout whom
he had written many of his best
columns and for whom he had the
To Army Bases
Atlanta. Ga., April 18. EXPRESS
is the word, not mail, if you re plan
ning to return GI clothing to the
army for renovation and re-issue to
The army recently appealed to all
former service men to return uni
forms no longer needed to help meet
immediate needs of troops. Any
package of such clothing, not over
30 pounds wrapped or boxed, may be
shipped EXPRESS collect to the
Quartormast, Clothing and equipage
Classification officer at the nearest
army post or camp.
Many persons have sought to mail
such packages through their post of
fices. If mailed, the packages will
require postage. If EXPRESSED the
charges will be paid by the army.
J. S. McFadyen was reelected ma
yor of Fayetteville Tuesday with a
priority of 105 votes. The Fayette
v " mayor is a brother of Mrs. Jess
Baucom and Mrs. Herbert McKeith
Edwards, Lester O.
King, John W.
Major Graham Dickson, who re
cently returned to the States from
France, has arrived at Fitzsimmon's
General hospital, Denver, Colo., and
writes that he is feeling much better.
Major William Lamont of Fort
Moultrie spent Wednesday night of
thsi week here with his parents.
Major Richard L. Burkhart is now
at Berkeley, Cal., and is taking a
course in the Chinese language at the
University of Califirnia. Mrs. Burk
hart and daughter are with him.
Mrs. Burkhart is the formre Miss
Lucille McNeill of Raeford.-
Union Prayer Service
Will Ask Guidance
For Peace Conferees
In spiritual support of the San
Francisco Conference which begins
on April 25th, the churches of Rae
ford have arranged for a union
Z '". ""a
Presbyterian church on that evening.
This service will be a period of
united prayer in behalf of the dele
gates to the San Francisco Conference
in thir efforts to work out satisfac
tory and practical plans for the main
tenance of world peace after the war
is over. All Christian people should
have a part in this effort and the
churches of Raeford invite all the
people of this community to join in
this service. The time is 8 o'clock
next Wednesday evening, April 25.
Boy Scouts Hold
Riverton April 20
oeatn lor puppusea oi saieiy.
Riverton Beach is easily reached
rby going to Wagram and turning east
at the stop light, and following the
signs for about one mile. The road
is fine, and the camping site is idea'.
The Court of Honor will be held on
the opening night, Friday, April 20,
just after supper. All Scouters are
asked to come prepared to remain lhat any dealer requiring a addi
for the Court of Honor and the busi- tional supply OI bituminous coal for
ness meeting, supper is -jeuig serveo
on the grounds by the Wagram Com
mittee to all scouts and scouters, so
I you don't have to worry about sup
From Grazing Crop
Ten acres of land, seeded to bar- Committee 'stating (1) the name and
ley and oats at the rate of 3 bushels ' address of the comsumer, (2) the use
per acre last August 15, is returning to which the coal will be put broo
105 days of grazing for 50 dairy cows Id er, hatchery, or for tobacco curing)
at an estimated return of more than (3) the amount and size of the coa!
$1,000. The cost, including seed, required and (4) the name of the
and labor of seeding was $184. i retail dealer from which the coal
Oscar Phillips, county agent at will be purchased,
large, says that the German Brothers Mr. Potter urged that all farmer.'
of Wilkes County are saving about i who have been unable to secure bt
$8 worth of hay daily and their 50 tuminous coal for use in a brooder,
cows are producing an extra 8 gal- hatchery, or for tobacco curing to
Ions of milk a day from 30 minutes contact the County AAA Committee
of grazing. j and secure a certification to be filet1
The crop of barley and oats follow- with their order, for coal from their
ed a crop of silage corn anj the regular dealer.
land will again oe planted to silage,
about May 20.
The cost of the grazing crop was
$48 for seed, $35 for a ton of 3-12-6
fertilizer, $21 for a half ton of nitrate
of soda, and $80 for labor. The Ger
man Brothers estimate that the en
tire cost of the crop was paid for in
15 days of grazing.
In answer to the question of what
changes they would make in seeding
their grazing crop this fall, they sug
gested that Italian rye grass and crim- of the Eleventh North Carolina Ma
son clover should be seeded along 'sonic district, by Grand Master J.
with the oats and barley. jC. Hobbs.
"This temporary grazing will sup- Mr. Smith, a native of Robeson
plement the permanent pasture for county, for the past several years
the average farmer and will help his has made his home in Red Springs,
livestock make better use of the He is widely known in Masonic cir
other feed which they consume," thejcles as Master of Red Springs Lodge
German Brothers said. "We hope'o. 501 for four terms. He was
that we will never have to go through elected to the chair for the second
another winter without small grain time in 1941 and was re-elected for
and legume grazing for our cows. three conscutive trems. When he
When our cows got thirty minutes j was installed in 1941 the lodge mem-
f grazing daily, it did more good ' bership consisted of 70 members. Un
and helped them produce more milk I dor his able and efficient leadership
than all the good lespedeza hay and i the membership was increased to
other legume hays that we could
et them to eat.'
Ford To Present
State Junior Legion
Silver trophies resembling the pla
que 'bestowed on the national cham
pions will be awarded this summer
to all American Legion Junior base
ball teams winning state champion
With American Legion approval.
Ford Motor company announce it
would present the newly-created
state awards at the close of the state
championship play-offs. Individual
players on the victorious team will
receive lapel emblems.
Legion-Backed nines the nation
over, said to out-number the 25,000
in the 1944 competition, are poised
to start play within weeks. Expecta
tions are that at least 44 states and
the District of Columbia will be
represented In the race for the na
tional toga won last year by a team
of the Robert E. Bentley Post No.
50 of Cincinnati.
At no time in the 17-year run
of Legion 'baseball have Ford dealers
and other sponsors pledged such ma
terial aid to the teams.
Seniors Will Give
Friday May 4
I i.Rm(,.. r.nn th..9M -r.m
dy by William Davidson, will he pre-
sented by the Senior class of Hoke,
High school Friday night. May 4. i
Jeff Adams, who is Broth Goose, is
an architect by day and general
cleaner-upper for his orphaned
brother and sisters in the evening. In- '
to their hectic midst comes Peggy j
Winkel. ? delightfully vague girl, who '
is supposed to sell hosiery, but really
brings order, coir.edy, romance.
The way Jeffs problems are work-;
ed out will provide an evening of fun j
for everyone. The characters are as
follows: Jeff, Angelo Sorrentino:.
Carol, his sister, Harriet Jones; Wes,
his bother, Harold Gillis; Hyacinth,
his younger sister, Laura McDou
gald; Helm, who quits, Grace Jones;
Peggy, who comes to the rescue. El-'
mira Whitley: Eve, a Southern char-j
mer, Vera King; Sarah, a colored
maid, Ina Mae Benner; Lenore, who
has "plans," Judy Klouse; Mrs. Trim- j
mer, of the Wee Blue Inns, Shirley
Diue; ana me irucK anver, wno is
plenty mad, Wilton Wood.
To Farmer For
The Solid Fuels Administrator has
; . l pni It. tin
t issueu orjw iio. j wnicn proviaes
use in a brooder, hatchery or for
tobacco curing for new users may ob
tain the additional coal If a seperate
order is filed with his shipper on or
before May 15, 1945.
T. D. Potter, chairman of the coun
ty AAA Committee announced that
these separate orders must be ac
companied by a written certifica
tion signed by a member of the AAA
Neal A. Smith
N. A. Smith of Red Springs has
been appointed Deputy Grand-Master
i t ore than 100.
Since the outbreak of the pres
ent war, Mr. Smith has given liberal
ly of his time in coaching a large
number of servic? men from the Laurinburg-Maxton
Airbase, in Masonry
before they were shipped overseas.
Mr. Smith is also very active in
the political and civic activities of
the town and community and is chair
man of the local War Price & Ra-I
He succeeds as deputy grand-master,
Dr. R. T. Allen, deceased, of
Lumberton, who served in this capa
city for the past eighteen years.
For Returning Vets
Agricultural advisory committees
have been organized in each county
to give assistance to returning war
veterans, who are interested in ob
taining aid in agricultural problems,
says R. W. Shoffner, in charge of Ex
tension farm management at State
"These committees are composed
of progressive farmers representing
all sections of each county,'' he ex
plains. "Their function is to advise
with veterans who come to them for
assistance In selecting farms, getting
(Continued on page Two)
110 Apply To AAA
For Cotton Crop
The Hoke County AAA Committee
received 110 applications or 1945 Cot
ton Crop Insurance before April the
imn deadline, ims was announced of Troop Carrier Command.
'!uWefk. .byT- u 'i ml1 1 Activities Of Base Operations
of the AAA Committee. 67 per cent j To Give Fu Dispiay t ot
of the applications were for 75 per i Public
cent coverage and the balance for' ' .
50 per cent. LAURtNBURG-MAXTON' A A B,
The number of applications was , yXTON. Laurinburg-Maxton Ar
smaller than in previous years and j, Bas6i world's , t ,lder
this was attributed to several factors: ( (tj opens JU tes A Q Mm
shortage of the notice and time of .itizens of North Carolina when
preparation for receiving applica- House wj be neld to'nono,
tions; the fact that yields are no , rhird Anniversary of the First
in line with those of the last U t; ,p Carrier Command, whose uniU
years; and the fact that some pr e spearheaded everv major iM
ducers will not plant any coti ion since D.D Sicily. It is stated
due to the acute labor shortage. J( aU energy a, this has bpetl
Congress decided on y m Jam 50 .rned toward a realistic display of
to authorize the Crop Insurance L s activities
all the details of the program ' The First Troop Carrier Command,
to oe prepared after that timt. of ,which Laurinburg-Maxton Amu
Rites Tuesday For
Rev. W. F. Trawick
Deceased Was Active Minister Troop Carrier units have spe.ir
In Methodist Conference For headed every major invasion since
i Sicily, evacuated over 600,000 wound -lears.
i ed frnm combat areas, and performed
Funeral services for the Rev. Wil
liam Floyd Trawick, 58, who died
at the Highsmiths hospital Monday
morning following an illness of three
weeks, were conducted from the Rae
ford Methodist church Tuesday after
noon at 4 o'clock. The Rev. W. L.
Maness. pastor of the church, the Rev.
W. L. Clegg, Fayetteville district su
perintendent, and the Rev. B. P.
Robinson, retired, conducted the ser
vices. Burial rites were conducted
at the graveside in Raeford cemetery
by the members of the local body of
Mr. Trawick was a native of Hoke
County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.
P. Trawick of Lumber Bridge. He
entered the ministery in 1913 and
had served as pastor of a number
of churches in the North Carolina
Conference', including Raeford, Bis
coe and Ellerbee as an active member
of the conference for 25 years. In
1938, ill health forced his retirement
but for the past three years he had... ',,.;,. ., .
. , .li,. u wi As an offensive weapon. :t is
served as supply pastor in the Wil
mington district, and just prior to
his last illness he was supply minister
of the Pine Bluff charge.
Surviving, in addition to his pa
rents, are his wife, the former Miss
Trula East of Raeford; one on. Wil
ham Floyd Trawick, Jr.; and one
daughter, Mrs. K. A. McKethan
both of Raeford; one grandson,; three
brothers, D. B. Trawick of Raeford,
Otto Trawick of Wilmington and Paul
Trawick of Jacksonville.
WASHINGTON, April 18. Presi
dent Truman intends to run his own
show. He will take advice from
friends. But he will make his own
That was the interpretation Wash
ington put today on several separate
actions in which the new president
displayed a firmness not surprising
to those who knew him on Capitol
1. He definitely overruled the high
command on a matter that had more
domestic than military significance
in nominating Lt. Generals George
S. Patton, Jr., and Courtney Hicks
Hodges to four-star rank.
2. He picked John W. Snyder. St
Louis banker and a friend of 25 years
standing, as federal loan administra
tor. Washington had understood
that President Roosevelt was plan
ning to shift budget -director Harold
D. Smith to this post.
3. He told his news conference
rather tartly yesterday that, of course
Foreign Commfssar Molotov of Rus
sia will stop in Washington to pay
his respects to the President of the
United States, a; he should.
4. He announced positively, flatly
and briefly that he wants Bretton
Woods monetary agreements and the
reciprocal trade program enacted by
5. He said he would welcome a
talk with Gen. Charles De Gaulle,
provisional president of France, as
well as others of the Big Five leaders.
De Gaulle generally is credited in
this country with having snubbed
an invitation by Mr. Roosevelt to
meet him in Algiers.
A good grazing crop wil reduce
the total amount of grain by IS per
cent and the amount of protein sup
plement by 40 per cent in producing
pork, says Jack Kelley, Extension
swine specialist at State College.
Maxton Airbase To
Have "Open House"
On 3rd Birthday
' Air Base is an installation, is the
"baby" Command of the Army Air
I Forces. But its star has risen fast.
Its nucleus consisted of fifty conver
ted Douglas DC-3s and a Troop Car-
ier Wing of several skeleton groups.
Today, the Troop Carrier Command,
I including overseas units, is larger
I than the entire Army Air Forces in
vital air supply missions in every w,ir
theatre on the globe. Over seventy
percent of its groups in combat have
The troop carriers are the only
outfit flying men and supplies within
a combat zone. Their planes must
often land in the midst of bi'lles,
and to fly paratroops and te-v Uxtit
gliders to their destinations, o- drcp
vital supplies where they are xost
needed, Troop Carrier crews must
brave enemy fire.
Troop Carriers pilots fall into two
classifications: Power pilot", flying
huge C-46, C-47 and new four engine
transport planes which carry tons of
personnel and supplies, chie', the
OG-4A. They are trained to fight on
t'.e ground alongside the aTboro
troops they have transported. The
troop gliders, which have found ex
tensive use, and been completely
extetimented with at Laurinburg
Maxton, have proved one of the big-
. . . t 1 1 - -1 11-..
no. only handy for transporting
troops, but can successfully carry
ammunition, small arms, supplies,
howitzers, jeeps and other equipment.
One glider was toward to Bas
togne by a pilotless C-47 transport.
The C-47 pilot and crew bailed out
when flak set the plane afire, but
the craft, set on an automatic pilot,
continued straight ahead, pulling the
glider as though nothing had hap
pened. The glider pilot didn't pull
his release until he was over '.he
drop zone. He landed right in the
American battle area.
In summing up, it becomes cleat
that the Troop Carrier Command has
come into its own. All its great
hopes, all the promises its champions
have had for it, have been fulfilled.
Hoke High News
On Thursday and Friday. April
19-20 from 3:00 to 7:00 p. m. the
teachers of Hoke High ani the Rae
ford graded school wil! he at the
graded school building for the pur
pose of taking applications for can
Luke McNeill left Thursday for
Raleigh to be assigned to duty in
the navy. He is the fourth son of
Mr. and Mrs. John K. McNeill to be
Warren Childress, a Member of the
junior class, has been jeeepted i:i
the Merchant Marines.
Mrs. McKeithan and her clans have
made their room more attractive hy
adding a coat of paint.
Miss Mayme McKeithan's class
collected the largest number of
pounds per pupil in the clothing
colection campaign, which was span-
sored by the PTA. This class will
go on a picnic Thursday.
The numbeof pounds collected by
the various classes during the week
are; Miss McKeithan, 286; Mrs.
Gore, 274; Mrs. McKeithan, 274; Mrs.
McLean, 236; Mrs. White. 129; Mrs.
Durham, 107; Miss Fisher, 79; Miss
Gill, 53; Mrs. Wedemeyer. 36- nd
Mr. Phillips, 8. Total number of
pounds collected was 1,562. Each
class is urged to continue this work
until the quota for the entire county
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