The N ews-jiouir
The Hoke County Newt
The ' 5 County Journal
VOLUME XXXIX NO. 52
KAfcfuuu. i. c. THURSDAY, MAY 31st, 19t5
$2.UU PKK VfcAK
news or OUR
Hoke Men Receive
Of Gen. Doolittle
The Eighth Air Force was con-
,r c- T-i.. 1... I t (-on
B.JlUiai. v-c. ;;;land als iis ioan va,ue greats
James H. Doolittle. commander, for.. , .. in ..,
their part in the victory over Ger
many, according to several special
dispatches received this week from
Ttiose mentioned include: Tech
Sgt. Robert T. Veasey, B-17 inspec-
tor, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James
A. vcascy oi minora; oiuii oti-i.
germ luui u. eiu ui ie. .
f "1818'1!!' "a!.r nZ ii
T J mit n,t f-'imples fro.n both fides ofi
of R2 Raeford !,he bnICi box samples n()t being ac. i
Jno,tUTT,A"e ' heABC!1V'f '.ccntable. Each ginner must also
the 8'h A.rforce s.nce August. 1942, c bonried Thp oxten.ion wrvice J
General Dm, httlf stated: J forwarding applications for the i
The Eshth Air Force as the,Smith-D ,
world's m.ghtiest s trateg.c bom bi ng M bon(, ,
force. Its personnel of 18d 000 was
the equ.valent o 12 mfantry d.vi-th-e scn.. H
suns, and it could send 21.000 air-; The farm(M. eIpct5 a
an-, 1.000 fighters over Germany at -
one time, a eomoat effort possible -
'y th"n;gl ,h0 M'1'''t ot icT- ?l
nii'US.UiU?- Ol iumi-i i ins .'i"t v q
S.nce August, 1842, when co.r.bat
opc-ations began. Flying Fortresses I
and Liberators of the Eighth dropped
more than 700.000 tons of bombs on
er.: 'ry targets. Fighter pilots shot,
rown 5 250 Nazi planes and destroy-
ed 4,230 others on the ground. Bomb-
er gunners shot 6,000 Gcr.i an int;r
centers out of the air.
Pfc. Hall Liberated
rfc. Clinton F. Hall, who has been
lei a prisoner of the Nazis at
g 7 A, was liberated on April 29,
according to a letter from him re
reived Wednesday by his mother,
Mrs. Ada.E. Hall of Route 2, Rae-
.,A .lm frnm tho War
i.j i. .m . "'v-;" - -
denartment the louowing aay. i-ic.
vr'ii ,-vin, with the 36th di-
vision in France and was listed as i
- r, - -
.::.. ,. i n,kfr U I his
letter to his mother, he wrote that
he was in good health and hoped to
be home in the near future
Three Racfordians Have
Bullfcst On Island
Down In Pacific
Alvis Dickson, Harold Keith and
Ed McNeill have had a reunion in
the South Pacific, all three being
on nearby islane'.s. Alvis in the navy,
Ed the army and Harold the air
corn-. Alvis wrote that they had
lunch together and talked long and
lovingly of Raeford, fried chicken,
watermelons and Rockfish creek.
Home On Furlough
Pfc. James L. Qurrie, son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. Scott Currie of Rae
ford, arrived last Saturday from
Camp Plauche. New Orleans, La.,
to spend a 18-day furlough here.
He will report back to r'uty at Fort
Jackson, S. C, June 11th.
Lt. William Lester Seals, who has
been stationed at Fort Crockett.
Texas, has been transferred to Fort
Monroe, Va., where hp will attend
school. Enroute to his new station
Lt. Seals spent Thursday night ana
Friday with his mother, Mrs. L. B.
Warrant Officer George Bethune
returned to Washington Monday night
after spending the week end with
his family in Raeford.
Pvt. Roy W. Jones, who fought
with the 69th division of the First
army in Germany, has recently been
awarded the Bronze Star medal for
meritorius service in Europe. Pvt.
Jones, the son of T. C. Jones of
Route 2, Raeford, wears the com
bat badge, and the ETO ribbon.
Bible School Staff
Daily Vacation Bible school will
be held June 4-15 at Bethel Pre
i.Verian church from 3 to 5:30 in
.lie afternoon. All the children in
the Bethel community between the
ages of 4 and twelve are invited to
attend and take part in this school.
The teaching statf is as folows: Be
ginners department Mrs. J. W. Mc
" Bryde and Mrs. Lee Maxwell: Prim
. ary dept. Misses Dorothy Pearson
and Allyne Smith, and Mrs. N. A.
Clark; Junior dept. Mrs. Lucy Smith
and Mrs. D. J. Dalton; Pianist Lan
don YaHborough; Director and song
, leader Mis Josef .ine Lindsay.
Cotton Classing Is
Free Under S-D Act
Free cotton classing by govern
ment ctassers under the terms of
'X. A" . ...
North Carolina farmers again this
I year but farmer groups must make
application for this service, says Dan
r. Holler, Extension cotton marke
ting specialists at State College.
Fifteen times as much cotton was
officially classed last year as in
1939 because the classing card with
thrt ffrtHn i n rl ctin1n t 4U 11
e"""- " ""I'nr ui me luiuiii
cotton or in obtaining loans, ac
He suggests that growers contact
their county agents and also request
J their ginners to cooperate in obtain
ing the free service. The classing
jenrd on the cotton will be accep-
any government loan and
s year the ginner must sub
'lcnt' a group representative, and
., n r,,,re,:ntn.ive
f() such bl.,:e5S as sampline an(,
n-a-iinu sarples for the group. The
cotton ani wo'k fur cotton imprnve
I'lrnt through their organization.
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1 ftree Little OtlllS
npaw Tl,l. r:np.
UraW 1 nree TineS
: Possession1 of "little" stills, :rash,
I beers and other supplies for the
manufacture of stumphole liquor,
brought fines for three negroes in
Luimj vuuit i ucaua. on intra ucdiii
paid $25 andcosts; Robert Smith
Sta-'paid $25 and costs; Robert Smith
Neill (alias Chapman) paid $50 and
costs. McNeill had been convicted .
here of similar charges previously
it was slated. All thite were put on '
ml hoi- a.rinr 9 vanr,
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noDert mun was also conviceeei
of nssaullins his father following an
b - o
argument over a plow. He was or-
Hnrort n mv fh irf imt mvlAA leaner poiniea mil in.u me
Bill Smith $3 for repair cost on the
Ed P. Zilonka. white, paid costs,
I for speeding: Charlie Caulk was
i convicted of abandonment of 2 chil-
dren with prayer for judgment con
tinued for two weeks.
Schedule: 10:30 to 6.:00 Monday
through Saturday with 1 hour for
'Mr. and Mrs. Hallie L. Gatlin
recently presented two books to Hoke
county library in memory of Dr. A.
A. McFadyen: "He Took it Upon
Himself," by Margaret Slattery and
"Poems With Pcwer to Strengthen
the Soul," edited by James Mudge.
They also gave "The Keys of the
Kingdom," in memory of Mr. E.
The following list of titles have
been received: An Intelligent Ame-
rican's Guide to the Peace, by Sum-I.0,e between the hours of 8:30- the ss7e of ,hl? 1944 Korth Caio..na
mer Well's; Victoria Through thei-on o'clock in the morning. Alljrot,rn the department has re-
Looking Class, Life of Lewis Car- children in and around this com-1 eale.S. The production forecast at
roll, bv Lennon: Some of These 1 ,i. Ki.,.-or.n ih , nf 4 and ; lhat time was exactly the sanv as
n.iv. K,mhi Tnrtrer- Tho c.ontto. i
mm Tnlk nl Pm 7i f f Vmmii Ross
Trwin: Now That Anril's There. Neu-
The Violent Friends. Clewes;
The Open City. Mydams; Sage Quar-!and
ter, Bernice Kelly Harris: Doctor
Woodward s Amoinon, seiiert.
A reading club, Reading for Fun ,
World Parade, is being planned for
vacation time to begin Monday, June
4, anl last until August 31. A num
ber of attractive new books are be
ing received and the boys and girls
of the county are urged to come in
Raleigh, May 30. Farmers are
warned to keep their hogs and
cattle out of pastures containing
In issuring the advice. Dr. William
Moore, veterinarian with the state
department of agriculture, saidi that
"the first young leaves of cocklebur
seedlings are attractive to cattle and
hogs tut these leaves contain a
deadly poison which kills in a shori
"Even a small amount of there
young sprouts can kill an animal,"
declared Dr. Moore, adding that there
is no known antidote. He said
there is not as much danger after
the plants are past the early sprout
Think Before You Speak
Can Still Apply
For Curing Coal
The AAA office has been a.'ivised
that all eligible producers, who did
not file an application for coal for
'tobacco curing with their supplier
prior to May 15, 1945, are still per
mitle:'. to file an application. How
ever, under the procedure that is
to be followed now, copies of certi
ficates that will be issued by County
committees will not be given to
dealers from whom the producers ex-
pcet to purchase coal but two copies
iinwuiufu io me ioiiu r ueis a-
ministration, Charlotte, N. C. The
ounu rutis rvuiu.niMi a ,;u:i will men
mane arrangements wim tne dealer
indicated on the certificates.
Colonel . Bob Palmer
Passes Thru Raeford
Back m August, 1940, when what is
now the world-famous Ninth Divi-
sion was being activated at Ft. Bragg.
several West Point officers in that
division made their homes in fiae-
ford. One of them was Lt. Bob
Palmer, who with his attractive!
wife, Jean, and little son, Bobby, i
lived in T. B. Lester, .Ir.'s house.
From Fnrt Bragg Capt. Palmer,
went to numerous army posts but!
crime back to Bragg in 1943 a Lt.-:
Col. with the 82nd Airborne division.
He went overseas in Ap' il. 1943, was ;
rapture ' on D-Day, and had been
in on; of the worst Gcrrnn prison !
tcamns until recently liberated.
Yesterday he passed through Rae-j
ford on a troop train fi'U'd with
liberated prisoners from Nor'h and
South Carolina on the way to the .
separation center at Fort Bragg. He
is a full colonel now. He has a .
sivty-day leave coming up. during
whirh time he hopes to regain his
health, which was vrry much im
paired by his long s'ay in a German
' DOI1US for Beef
I ruuutuun OCI
Announcement of the Beef Pro -
I -Miction Payment program bv e
f A, effective May . 143. MS
'u r.ivH hv T D Pi.Urr rhair-
- - -" and
man Hoke county AAA committee""
. . i:: ,l. . t.
. " expia.nnm me noK......
nnvm ,M1 h. so mnu ,Pli
hundred weight for good and chirc
c:''e nwnecl an? ,ea -v '.ne a
cant at least 30 days prior to selling. ;
"Cattle are required to weigh 800 ,
pounds (livewcight) or more, and to
be sold to a licensed slaughterer." ;
he ad.;ed. ,
Pnvmon't. will nrnhahlv 1 made :
similar to payments earned under :
the dairy production program and .
cattlemen are urged to keep accurate
records of sales," Mr. Potter declared.
Cattlemen will be furnished com
plete information relative to details
of the program as soon as it is re
ceived by the county committee," he
Shiloh Bible School
From June 4-15, Daily Vacation
Bible school will be held at the;ment of agriculture made a perfc
shith ProcHntrian rhorr-h at Mon-
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: ,f :- - c.ii,..c. Ri.ninn, re '
H..-,,0nt iv-Tc w R r..istii!i ATic
Mildred Sinclair. Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, '
Mrs W. L. McFadven: Primary I
doot Mrs T C. Sinclair, Mrs. T. T. I
Siofle- Junior dept. Misses Mildred
Womb'lt and Miralyn Johnson.
tir U.. J i;..,ln Ti.hntnn
Raleigh, May 30. The 1944 edition
of "Agricultural Statistics," the an
nual publication issued by the Sta
tistics division and the crop report
ing service of the state department
of agriculture, has made its appear
ance, and is being sent free upon
request, it is announced by Frank
Parker, head of the division.
Featured in this latest edition are
graphs showing the production and
prices of North Carolina crops from
1923 through 1943 and figures tra
cing the increase in state farm wage
rates from 1941 through 1943.
Clayton To Raeford
The Rev. H. Gwynn Clayton was
returned to the Peoples Tabernacle
church for another year by the an
nualeonference of the Peoples Chris
tian Movement which was held at
AsheviUe this past week.'
Hoke Folk Buying
7th Loan Bonds
But Very Slowly
Chairman McDonald Reports But
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Salts of Bonds
Loan Hrivp nrp vrv cl,,r ..w.i.iK.rJmtf
to M. A .MrTWiM earner m,i...
.-. " "'u'b'
II in n. Uhrl ct-ltnc lin t u i ffi -r 4 hit
who states he is afraid that
eve tnough tMe u,ngth ,lf time for
ever givn, Hoke C(unty may fai,
: t0 nieet both its
"E" and overall
To Wednesday morning total sales
of all types of bonds had barely passed
the $50,000 mark towards a goal of
S2Cfl.00(t, and "E" bond sales a-
mounted to but $32,981.25, while trie
campaign ejuota is SIBXOOO.
This drive started in
lasts until July, so that two-thirds
I of the time is nearly past, with but
j one-fourth of the quota purchased.
Men In Service
Clark, Malcolm Nash
Frederick, Kenne'h A.
McCain. John L'wis
Bethca. Dennis v.ivard
Gn.ham. Delous Adon
McDougle. James Murphy
Medlin, Howard Herman, Jr:
Miss Riley Receives
Degree From WC
GREENSBORO, May 30. In the
class of 390 students graduated Mon
day from the Woman's college, was
Miss Lugean Riley, Timberland.
In graduating exercises in Aycockj
1 auditorium speakers were Governor
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chancellor of the college,
representative of the senior
C JSS. Lt )V. L Pf V DrPSOnien n II-
Gov. rher-v nr.nfert din.
Brad-..,.P. on u.hn
to tne graduates, on
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- r:sin uranan conierrea
Miss Riley, majoring in secretarial;
administration, received a bachelor
aammueranon. rece:veei a oacneior
science -.-egree. She is a member of
Cornelian society and of Gamma
A1llha- snncty for business majors,
In her freshman year she was a mem -
ber of the college band and was a
Proctor. During her sophomore
.ear si?e was in Play-Likers, college
dramatic group, and was also active
in the Y. W. C. A. She was a mem-
oer oi me Classical cuio lor ner ,
first two years, and this year she1
nits ueeii oil Hie campus eieciioob
Figures Correct In
Raleigh, May 30. The crop re
porting service of the state depatt-
score last summer wnen it precn'i,
the final ginnings figure fo
sta te just released 710.000 .-r.les.
The estimate of 710 000 ba'es was
rPPea 'ea ec1 !rnmr"
ovemoer. statistician J. J. .sor
explained.- but in December .he
" UllUW lOriOilOll 111.11 111 ill
hood would not be picked.
However, a large amount ot cot
ton was harvested in the spring this
year, bringing the figure to 710 000
bales. In the five-month's figures,
estimates were off only three-tenths
of one per cent.
Mr. and Mrs. Cly e Upchurch, Mrs.
Clyde Upchurch, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Upchurch and Miss Elsie Up
church have received invitations to
the commissioning ceremonies of the
ship. Lake Champlain, which will
be christened at Norfolk-Portsmouth
N'avy yard Sunday afternoon. Joe
Upchurch is a member of the crew.
The faxily will go to Norfolk Sat
urday and stay until Sunday night.
RALEIGH, May 30. A sharp up
turn in the value of the 25 principal
crops grown in this state last year
is shown ni a release by the Sta
tistics division of the N. C. depart
ment of agriculture.
These crops were valued at $631,-
244,000 in 1944 against $488,869,000
for the previous year.
Raeford s Aid
Red Spijfc ; In
Legion ($k e Win
With Make j- ieithan sharing
honors with 1 ? Coleman on the
mound, and r f-jKeith sharing the
"m Poi'li"n wAilh Algie Beck,
I team dcleatcd the Fayetteville Le-
'gion team 7 to 2, in a Memorial Day
in the 7th War;ga!',le. at Kobbins park ye.-terday.
uiHii i hum; iiauiur.' iJiuvurs are
expected to see action in the opening
' elimination game io oe
I played at Kobbins park next Wedr.es-
da afternoon when Reel Springs meets
' Laurinburg Juniors.
The Officers Wives club met
Thursday with Mrs. Bert Nash and
' Mi s. Paul Dickson. Jr. Dessert
j bridge and rummy were enjoyed
1 with Mrs. W. L. Tavlnr holding high
I score in bridge and Mrs. Valdes sec
ond. Mrs. C. J. McGill won high
in ru.rmy and Mrs. Rooks won the
bingo prize. The club will meet
Thurselay. June 7, with Mrs. Younger
Sr.ead and Mrs. T. B. Lester, Jr.
K. L. Dicthrick has just move1'
iic William Lamont annrtm?';t. j
I Mrs. Wallace Pratorinu- , and
i daughter. Elyher, left Wednesday
. r.orning for t'leir home in Ti'xn-. !
i Lt. and Mrs. Sam Morris went to
jT.xas at the some time. Lt. Morris
driving the Pratorious car. Since
giving up her apartment at Mrs.
Younger Snead's Mrs. Pratorious and
daughter have been visiting Mr. and ;
Mrs. Ryan McBryde.
Lt. and Mrs. Charles Ward and I
Lt. and Mrs. James Lavasque of .
Laurinburg-Maxton AAB, have tak- i
en apartments with Miss Beulah Mc
iMrs. Charles Williamson and son
of Laurinburg were week end guests
of Mrs. Donald Davis. Mr and Mrs
T Yt rh;it h-m imH twn philHrPn nf
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' "'Rniana e ncaay ran m . arm
i Mrs uavis. -Mrs. uavis ana .Mrs.
Chatham are sisters.
Mrs. Walter Baker went to Eal-
eih (i)dny ,Q brjng hel. daughtor.
Fayi who is at sch0ul at Meredith!
, Qme fo. ,h(, slimnu,r. i
1 The Rev. and Mrs. H. K. Holland !
I, :.,i, r ' Rio .md
: ft Monday for Montreal,
T,.ey wcn( cspocially to atlend the
Generat Assembly. Nancy and Bet-
tie will reirain at Montreat with their
grandm(lther, Mrs. Wiley,
'Miss Barbara Stevens will arrive
home this week from Meredith col
lege. Mrs. A. K. Stevens is a patient
at Highsmith hospital where she is
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Barrington,
who have been visiting their daugh
ter. Mis. Daniel Jones in Salisbury
since moving out of the Hall cot
tage which is now" occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Archie Byrne, will move
into the Mclnnis collage when Mrs.
Mclnnis leaves for Florida.
Miss Sue Parri.-h of SmithfieUl. a
tu.ient at Flora Macdonald, spent
,he we.k cnd w;,h Miss Margaret
Crew Chief and Mrs. John K. Mc
Neill Jr., of Greenville, S. C, have
be n mending the past week in Rae
ford with Mr. and Mrs. John K. Mc
Miss Elsie Upchurch is at home for
the summer vacation, after being at
Brenau college, Ga., this past year.
Miss Betsy Ann Cole of WCUNC.
Greensboro, is at home for the sum
mer. Mrs. Lawrence Poole is spending
this week with her father at home
iMrs. Clyde Mclnnis. who has been
a most popular and efficient sales
woman at the Home Food market
for the past several months, is leav
ing this week for Florizia to join
Mrs. R. B. Lewis received a cable
gram from Col. Lewis Monday tell
ing that the government was giving
him permission to have his family
join him in Trinidad. So Mrs. Lew
is, Misses Mary and Marion Lewis
will go to Trinidad in the very near
Committee Visits Number Near
by Plants Studying Types
Machinery And Equipment.
Incorporation papns for the Hoke
ioumy r reive; -i.ocKer plant are now
i-'t-iut; i-ncoa:eei, u was siaiea yester-
day by Tom Cameron, president of
the concern, and it is hoped that the
aproval of the plans for the erection
of the plant will be SLCured at an
I early date from, the War Production
j Mr. Cameron stated that of the
i nearly S.'IO.OUO pledged for stock in
the concern over 90 percent had
i b';' n V:M ,, ,
I ' I'mjvvk locher pta-u.-.
! a. l-umoerton, Dillon an . Bennetts
ville had been visited by members
of the board of directors, and others
at Raleigh and Sanford will be in
spected this week. Installations by
Frick, General Electric and Carrier
cerxirations have been seen and
'.heir equipment studied, and various
services rend, red by the concerns
are being investigate.:. Mr. Cameror.
stated that the directors were great
ly i.i proved by ti.. tremendous
"..wiint and t'l. wide variety of ser
vice liic locleer plans give a coiv
inunity. Mr. Cameron added that the d -rectors
expect to cairy a e'cnr.p'cte
l:ne of t'roen fruits and ve-eietabies
packaged by one of the popular fro
zen f ;ed conc1rns and this line would
prou:ebly be avaihible when tile plant
begins operation. It is expected that
j the plant can be b'.iilt and begin op
erations tnis tail.
Another feature of the business,
it was said, will be the establishment
of a market for all types of live
stock to be run in connection with
the food processing department of
the plant, so that farmers of the
county will be able to secure top
prices for their surplus beef, hogs
, j;,.., r,,L-t..
rhofe visiting the varou, pbnt,
; weru. M,. Cameron. Cct.n Dew N.
l" "a. ol1 .A,ar?"a .
i MT.vin :r.l'.n. Kobert i.a'.Mn ana J.
Ben.m an(1 Crawford Thj.ra.-.
I MISS McLAUCHLIN IS
r.R Ani'ATFn AT S4IFM
W DfSTON-SA LBM Josephine
UM McLauchlin, daughter of Mr.
.ind Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin. Rae-
ford, received her B. Mus. degree
from SaleT. college, Winston-Salem,
on Mon;!ay. Miss McLaeie-hlin was
thus honored at Salem's 173rd gra
duating exercises for which Dr. Meta
Glass, president of Sweet Briar col
lege, was the principal speaker.
Josephine majored in organ at this
distinctive Southern college which
was founded in 1772. In addition to'
her academic achievement there she
was also an active participant in
the extracurricular life of the school.
Among the organizations to which
she belonged at various times were
Der Deutsche Vere-in; the student
government association: International
relations club: class basketball lam:
the nominating committee: and the
Order of the Scorpion. For four
years Josephine was a member of
the choral ensemble an.', served as
secretary-treasurer for that group
in her junior term. She was on the
Y. W. C. A cabinet when a sopho
more, was class treasurer of the
junior class, and this past session
held the important office of president
of the senior class.
Mrs. Gore Wins
State Poetry Cup
Mrs. Arthur D. Gore has been
notified by the State Federation of
Women's clubs that she has won the
Federation poetry cup again this
year for composing the best sonnet.
Since Mrs. Gore has won the cup
twice, she will be debarred from
future contests for this particular
awar.i. Mrs. Gore's sonnet was en
titled "Baby's Bronze Shoes."
Miss Nancy Falls of Gastonia. who
has been studying at Erskine college,
arrived Monday for a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Clyde Upchurch, Jr.
M.ss Leonora Currie came home
Monday from Queen3 college to
spend the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin
and son, John, attended commence
ment exercises at Salem college this
week. Their daughter, Josephine,
who majored in pipe organ, this
year graduated with honors.
Miss Doris Norton of FMC is spen
ding the summer holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Norton.