The Hoke County Journal
The Hoke County New
VOLUME XL NO. 1
HAl I OKI). A. C. THURSDAY. JUNE 7. 1915
K.UU PER YEAR
NEWS OF OUR
M EN w WOMEN
IN UN! FORM
Completes Nurse's Training
2nd Lt. Dcane Mathcson, daughter
of Mrs. Daisy G. Matheson of Rac
fjri, has successfully completed her
basic military training and was re
cently graduated from the Basic
Training center for army nurse.;, an
army service force facility, at Camp
Rue Iter, Alabama.
Nurse Math. sou is a graduate of
Duke university. She enli. U',- in
the Arn.y Nurse Corps on April 20.
1313, A- a graduate of the mili
tary training center, she is eligible
for assignment to an Army general
or station honpita! in th's country
or to an organ. atioti .slated for
Pfc. J,,'iK, I.. Carrie left Sunday
night for Jrik..otn lie, Fla.. to spend
a few tl.-ys with h: brother, Lt.
Ben F. Currie, v. ho is s'atinmtl at
a Naval A.r Ba-se there.
Much Good Done By
Church Page, Say
The pastors of the- several churches
of Hoke county are unanimous in
their opinion that the Church Page,
which has been a feature of the
News-Journal for the past fourteen
weeks, has been of real service to
the churches, an, their mei.bers.
A canvas of the pastors was made
by the Nws-Jounial this week in
an effort to determine the advisabili
ty of continuing the feature for a
similar period of time and all were
evf the opinion that it has done mucli
good, and al! were highly apprecia
tive of the cooperative effort of the
merchants and businesshouses of the
county for their sponsorship of the
Most firms subscribing to the fea
ture have been short of goods to sell
and had little to advertise, and sub
scribing to tile Church Page gives
them an excellent opportunity to aid
a worthwhile cause, and also keep
iheir firm nanus before the public
until merchandise becomes more
1 ler.'iful. Due to the fact that the
f ature has prove; of such value to
th-- churches the News-Journal will
otter the feature to the firms this
week for another peiia-d.
Library News '
Thrt -aca'inn reading club. "Read
for Fun W-.rld Parade." has gotten
off to a gor.d start. Those who have
not jiiincd, are invited to come ;n
and -io si. There are many attrac
tive books in the library for boys and
girls, and now that school is out,
thrre is more time for reading. The
following list of new books for adults
has been received:
Shotwell, "The Great Decision:
Clark, Robinson Crusoe, USN; Rat
cliftf. Science Year Book of 1345:
Ziir, Rockets and Jets: Wechgbcrg.
Looking for a Bluebird; Sokoloff,
Story of Penicillin: Korson, At His
Side, the story of the American Red
Cross overseas in World War II;
Taylor, Language of World War II.
Light fiction: Rowman, "Sue Comes
Home;" Wilhelm, Never Let Me Go;
Parsons, My Love is Young; Bald
win, Arizona Star.
Mysteries: Christie, "Remembered
Death;" Plum, State Dopartmcnt
Cat: Landi, The Pear' Tree: Gilbert,
Death at the Door; and Coxe, The
Bible School Will
Next Monday morning the annual
Daily Vacation Bible school will be
gin in the Presbyterian church.
Classes will be provided for all
children beginning at four years of
age through the Intermediate de
partment. Tliese classes will include
children of the Beginners, Primary,
Junior and Intermediate ages. School
will begin every morning at 9 o'clock
and win continue until 11:30. Parents
are urged to send children the first
day since the school will operate
for only one week.
The home of G. W. Williamson,
Just outside of town on the Red
Springs roa-1, was badiiy damaged
during a storm last week. A chim
ney fell through the roof in which
Mrs. Braicy and the children were.
She was pan-fully hurt, but not
Bond Sales Slow
In Hoke, Says
N. A. McDonald
Total Sales All
I Total sales of
j Hoke county' duv
i Iioan drive are
j Sfi'1.000, according
o: al R- serve t epor
committee for thi
The county ha-
quota of SI83.0OO
,an overall enio'a
i sales in the P-'-'
(if bonds totaled h
. ing to the r.;-nvt.
all type bonds in
ing the 7th War
but slight'.)- over
to the latest Fed
t received by N.'.l!
tan of tlie cnmty
been assigned a
in "E" bond, and
u' $20(1.000 and
we'-k of ail types
u'. Slo.Ot'O. areoi'd-
Has Few Clients
Hut cin'-t de iYr.rbi.is fur-.- I Jtuue
Kc-nry McDiarmvJ in county court
Tuesday as c-i-v.itial indictments con
tinue at 1"W e'.jo in the county.
Jesse James McNeil!, unab'e to
pay a fin. drew a 30-day sentence
to work about the eourthou-e and
jail, for drunkencss. Neill Ray paid
costs for receiving s'o'.cn meats, and
Roscoe L. Ross received three months
on tnt? ro.L ? for""" .Tiding neat from
Dan Ross. Jim Purcell paid costs
f ir an a'sault on "Cora Lee Betheo:
Dur.tan McPhat'.c- paid cost-- for
possession cf illegal liquor: Frank
Smit'i paid $50 and costs and had
his license su-per.ded for driving
drunk: Fran!: Smith paid costs for
J. B. Hair was found no- gu:'"y
of a violation of the Raeford park
ing ordinance. While the car was
parked too close to a fire plug. Mr.
Hair satisfactorily explained to the
court that the car was parked there
by someone other than himself ana
not at his direction.
V. R. White Named
i FAYETTEVILLE. June 7. Vivian
R. White, principal of Hoke High
school, was elected president of the
Guilford college alumni association
'of this area in a bu.-iuess meeting
' here during the Guilfordian dinner
at Brcecc's-on-tl.e-Cape Feat- last
night. Mrs. Helen Flynn Tvson and
Mrs. Wendell II. Code, both of Fay
letteviHc, were elected vice president
land secret try, respectively.
'Mr. While, who is serving a? ehair
'man of the Fayetieville district in
I the current campus , evelopment pro
i gram for $330,000, announced last
night a goal of S9.a89 for this district,
which extends from Sanford to Wil
mington. He said the report .reeling
for all workers in the campaign will
be held at 7 o'clock next Mondav night
in the Highland cafeteria in Fayc-tte-
ville. Dr. Clyde A. Milner, president,
announced that the college had al
ready passed the $.100,000 mark.
Deadline Dates For
RALEIGH, June 6. OPA Director
I Theodore S. Johnson, today remind
ed tire dealers in Eastern North
(Carolina of three important Jates.
Every tire dealer is required to be
gin keeping r-. cords of all transac
tion in Class I tires on the first of
jjune. On June 30, he must make a
'complete inventory of tires on hand
land of replace rent certificates.
neiween July isi ami iuin i.e iiuis.
register with the OPA inventory
branch in New York, on dealers' in
ventory registration form which he
will receive through the mail or ob
tain fro.n his OPA district office or
the War Price and Rationing Board.
Unless the requirements are com
plied with the deabr may not con
tinue to receive or sell tires after
July 10, Johnson cautioned.
Laws At Court of
Honor June 22nd
The Court of Honor for the scouts
for the Western District will be
held in Maxton on Friday. June 22
at 8 30. The high-light of the court
will be the awarding of the Eagle
badge to John Hasty. Other fea
tures will be the acting out of scout
laws by the various troops, and the
showing of some moving pictures on
the principles of scouting that were
used to train the boys for the armed
All boards of review are reminded
to have their reports mailed in to
the Wilmington office not later than
Devca Austin Is
For Hail Group
DeVc:- Austin, for the pas; seven
years coi:r.ect-'d with the Johnson
company of Raeford as manager of;
Oakdal. gin, and for the past two
season an adjuster for the Southern
.Had It -urance association, has been
! named special agent for North Caro-
Una and Virginia for the Crum and
Foster group of Southern Fire In-
I Mr. Austin will be the represent.-.-
t.ve of eleven companies w-r;ting hail
insurar e in the two stU.s. a-i'i is
- ' l- ' iuiii.liiie. n
the hail ir -uravee die '
quartet - rre i Dm
continuing to mat e
:om. II:s road
;m, 1 nt he is
I Resort Vex V
cc'vr Home De
l.tbs of Hoke eoun'y iret in ?.Iay lure company in Wauitiska. Wis., and
j with 120 club women attending the I hey are expired to arrive in th:
imeet'ngs. Tiie demon. tratioti was late su l nier. Defiui'e delivei y dates
on, food preservtd'on. The different 1 could not be promised due to war
forms of spoilage, causes and prac-' contracts of the concern.
tices to prevent spoilage, were discus- A group of beautiful stained glass
ised. I 'Wiri.iows have been placed in the
j Mrs. Marshall New'on. Mrs. Jesse ' past few days and use of the audi-
Gibson, Mrs. D. J. Daiton. anr thejtorium, dan-aged two years ago by
jhome agent attended the district 1 fire, can be made" as soon as the
home demonstration council meet-' furnishings are installed.
'ing wha-n was held in Lumberton
,on May 10. During the morning
Miss Ruth Current state home e'em
Stanton, district agent, spoke to the
i group. Reports fro v the eight conn-
, ties in the d. strict were heard. Mrs.
D.d'on gave the Hoke county repo
'A discussion of next years plan
; work yas led by V f ; Current with
the club women expressing them-
selves as to the projects in wh!ch
they were most interested. The
I meeting was followed by a delightful
I luncheon at the Lorraine hotel.
I Mrs. Stella Cusick, who is employ
ed with the state nutrition commit
tee of the state board of health, spent
the afternoon of May 14 with the vices.
home agent. Nutritional needs of Ml- Livingston was a native of
the county and ways of these needs Richmond county, the son of the late
were discussed. John and Martha Smith Livingston
The county commissioners recent- of ncar Rockingham. He has been
!y authorized the purchase of an a resident of Hoke county for a num
tiutomatic can sealer for the eountv. oei' f years.
The sealer will be kept in the home Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl
-gent's office ami can be borrowed Davis Livingston; one daughter, Edna
by anyone wishing to preserve food ' Pearl Livingston, and one son, Ar
in tin cans. lehie ClyOe Livingston, all of the
Since gatden leaders will give iheiho-roc: four sisters, Mrs. Raeford
det on-tration at the Juno "lub meet .S rith of Lumberton. Mrs. Gas Hall
leaders' school on the subject
i ne Loniroi ot Liarcten insects was
I hold at the courthouse on !he aftcr
roiiii of May 20. The meeting vr.s
attended by lfi leaders. W. P. Phil
lips. Hoke high school vocational
teacher. led the discussion.
I Six 4-H club meetings were held
during the month of May. One
.hundred and forty-five girls otten-
I The home agent and Mrs. 11, A. I
! Cameron, production chairman of All men in North Carolina dis
the Red Cross, attended a Red Cross , qualified for military service be
camp and hospital council meeting j cause of physical unfitness, and those
at Fort Bragg on the afternoon of May over 30 years of age who are not
1 9th. already employed in essential civilian
I The home agent attended a free- or war production work, are being
zer-locker meeting and assisted with: urged by Selective Service to as
j three Kiwanis suppers in May. sist in stepping up production of
I 52 library books were checked j forest products and other vital war
: out by club women at meetings dur- I materials by taking jobs in these
ing the -month.
Josephine Hall, home agent.
! All Prisoners Of
t War Are Recovered
PARIS. June 5. The provost mar -
tshal's off.ee of the European theatre
!,n,nH tHiir tv.oi v;,-i,nii nit
(American prisoners' of war. in'elu.i-
ing those in Russian-occupied areas,
have been recovered and that more
than two-thirds have departed for
the United States.
The announcement said 89.776 re
covered American prisoners were
either en route home or awaiting
Roughly, 64.000 have been shipped
home, it was said, and all except
3,000 to 4,000 of the remainder have
been processed for shipment.
"We feel confident that all of ther.
will be enroute home before the
end of the month," it was stated by
Lt. Col. W. P. Schweitzer, chief of
the recover&i Allied military division.
Soaking pans and dishes saves time
and cold water is recommended.
Don't let iron utensils rust.
To timber owners: the problem of
producing enough crates and boxes to
ship war supplies has mounted since
Vegetables in the Victory Garden
should be mulched just after growth
The REA has made a loan allotment
of $685,000 to the Albemarle Electric
Membership corp. of Hertford county.
Cminh Auditorium Completion'
,epends Vpon Arriv'a of
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j An Aeolian pipe organ has been1
purchased by the Hat-ford Prcsbv-I
'terian church, and installation will
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;v..,3 (, t-lu w,.(.k hy (h(, p.rv !
. ii;ir, v K Hnll.-oiH ,Y,.io,-' Th , r,',,,-l
chi.o V s ,,viH.
itroi'-.i-is of Ne w York. v. i cii f .rr"
.ii! do the ;nst;,!i,'t'im.
Completion of the rebuif ing and
r. rurri-h;t;;t of til.; church i o-r-'.
tcd by Sejit-'mi-er fir-t. it v. a -S
'i'i. Ail construct on woik has be. r.
do" - in recent months, and I ho in
sta'la'ion of the pjws. the carpet
and the o:';;;i,i d p. nds upon de-Itv.-ry
lro;n manuf.ieluring plan's.
The pews have been pure i.a.e J
from ;he Mnnitowoc (hiirc
1 1 Held For A
J C.. A fKlA
1 JtXCJU i. Kil iTM CU1C
Funeral and burial services wer?
held for Archie Livingston, 73, pro
minent farmer of Blue Springs town
ship, at the graveside in Springs Hill
cemetery near Wagram on Sunday
afternoon at four o'clock. The Rev.
W. L. Maness, pastor of the Raeford
! Methodist church, conducted the ssr-
;inti -"ri- Mary Jane Kelly or (he-
raw, 5. and Mrs. vv. u. win
borne of Wagram; two brothers, B.
J. Living.-ton of Lourijiburg and
Hector Livingston of Tar Heel.
Calls For Woodsmen
industries at once, I. O. Si-haub, di
rector of the State College Extension
service and chairman of Governor
Cherry's emergency committee on
Forest Products Production has dis
closed. This action, according to Chair-
i man bchauD, is designed io neip re-
M'eve serious manpower snoriages
in "must" war production, including
j cutting of pulpwood, saw logs, and
mill work, by offering those who
cannot fight with guns another op
portunity to fight on the production
fronts at home. All available men
in the IV-F classification, and those
in the over 30 group, who are able
to, should be contributing their ser
vices to the war effort and they are
to have this optwrtunity.
"Governor Cherry's emergency
committee on Forest Products Pro
duction has been advised by General
J. Van B. Metis, state director of
Selective Service, that local Selec
tive Service boards throughout North
Carolina are now reviewing IV-F
cases to determine whether such
classifications should be continued
and all such men who are found
to be working in non-essential jobs
will be encouraged to enter one of
the many highly essential industries
where they will contribute directly
to war production and. victory," said
The textile bag situation has grown
more serious since V-E day. Get all
possible bags into trade channels.
AAA has under way a concerted
drive to produce more legume and
grass seed in 1945.
The new Hoard of Commissioners
and Mayor of Kaoford were sworn
in Tu.sday by John B. C'a.reron.
clerk of Supirior Court. Elected at
the recent election were N. L. Mc
Fadyen, Mayor, and N. A .McDonald.
Carl Morris. A. V. Sanders. L. W.
Stanton and Milton Campbell, com
n;is iot ors. Carl Mori is is tile only
iuav member of the governing board.
Mr. Morns was elected in the pinn
er:.! elccta-n by a "write-in" vote.
r r ini: f -t-r candidates f-.iie t
ijiiahty beino th prima1-; was he-id.
In ?zrik Area
ll'xspitals. Troop Otiorlers And
Warehouses of Canvas Used
r.ntirelv In Muiiv Parts Of
Expanding offensive operations in
tile Pacific v:!l c-MI for constantlv
increasing quantities of cotton duck
tentaee. according to Brig. Gen. Ge
orge E. H.irtmen. Quartermaster at
Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richard.-on. Jr.'s
army headquarters. Pacific Ocean
areas, in a recent communication re
reived by the Edinburgh Cotton
In the Pacific, buildings suitable
for storage warehouses, troop cjuar
ters and hospital areas are almost
non-existent, and each new forward
movement must rely primarily on
tentage for protection of tro ms and
supplies against the elements. The
need for such protection wi!l increase
along with the inc-rease in the number
of American troops deployed from
Europe, or elsewhere, to the Pacific,
General Hartmen point out.
A further factor in the increased
demand for tentage will be the rain
and cold temperatures which are
encountered as the troops move
northward from tropical areas to the
temperature climates found at the
heart of enemy resistance. In place
of tropical deterioration by reason of
mildew and decay, there will be new
sources of damage, such as freez
ing, which it is anticipated will pre
vent any substantial reduction in
Army click requremenfs alone
represent about 70 per cent of the
nation's total estimated duck and
duck substitute (ll.G oz. tent twill)
production which is slightly in ex
cess of 800,000,0(10 yards.
Success in the European war should
not occasion any let-down in capacity
manufacture of tentage, General
Hartman decla-ed, adding that "the
expansion of the war in the Pacif'c
if it causes any requirement alter
nation, will bring about in-r.ased
need for tents.
"Tentage is typical of the many
items which. American industry must
continue to produce sometimes in
even larger quantities when the war
in Europe is ended. There must be
no let-up until complete victory."
About 75 percent of all yarns made
at the local mill goes into duck cloth,
according to J. C. McKitmon, mana
ger of the concern.
Howard Baucom Gets
At Penna. College
Howard A. Baucom. son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Baucom, of Raeford, is to
receive his degree of doctor of Op
tometry at the commencement exer
cises of the Pennsylvania State Col
lege of Optometry, Philadelphia, to
be held Thursday in the college audi
torium. Completing the four year pre
scribed course to graduate as an
eye doctor. Dr. Banco v also served as
student interne in the public clinics
of the college, which are housed in
separate buildings in the central
city area, having an average of 20,
000 patients yearly.
Dr. Baucom, a graduate of Hoke
county high school, class '40, an!
Davidson college, was active in school
and college affairs, having served
as treasurer of Omega Delta fra
ternity, was a member of the South
ern club and Twenty-Twenty club.
Picture Of Bond
Last week a picture was made of
a group of about fifty children, stu
dents of the .Raeford grammar school,
who have purchased war bonds dur
ing the 7th Loan Campaign.
It was expected that the picture
would be published in this weeks'
issue of the News-Journal, but due
to unavoidable delay in getting the
print to the engraver the plate did
not arrive in time for this issue. It
will be used next week.
Seek Army Camp
Group Of Building Committee
In Washington This, Week
Sccleint; Army Permission For
The building committee of the
North Carolina Hospitals Commis
f oh ,-r whh-h Ryan M-Brycle is
ch,:r-!-;m, is .-c-i At.g per;1 is.-ion fo:n
t e A: iry I i u.-e one of t:r rccer.t
v e' ii'a'id ar i y camps in th'- .-t'tte,
;' -r ;. d pa'i.-n:-. : -cc -rriing f Mr.
:.h I,: ..de.
Cii. irran Me t: yd 1 a gt r. p
:' -iMtoer- of hi., eomn i'.lce ;.tv in
Wa. hiitgton ti:ik. y in conference with
ri'-.y r mo otf'cials at which they
c--;i c. : to -.ve fis facii.ti.s as a
Hi:': it a ! an- The camn, whose
io(a'i P i'.. - ra-t bev;i made public,
h. s ueu v - a'" recently by '-he
. ' :r.y. it was sa d. and it i. ur.d :'
.'.in.i ''-at the arn y was propar. rg
to iv'..:r:i t;'.e- .ro;H-rty. which had
iii-en !e;isc-d. back to tl-e owners. Mr.
McEtyde stated that '.he facilities
were sufficiently large to care for
approximately 7,"0 patients, and was
ideal iy located for the care and
treai.i ent of practical'.y all of the
old-aged patients now at Raleigh and
-The acquirement of this proper
ty., stated Mr. McBryde, "at this
time wnsifi alleviate the excessive
demand for beds in the state hos
pitals l.r mental patients who are
more seriou-'.y sick, and would re
quire but little room furnishings and
infirmary equipment to place the
camp into immediate use. Refrigera
tion, heating plan- and other facili
ties of the camp are a ost excellent
and sufficient for a hospital of much
larger size." he said.
Mr. M. Bryde was accompanied to
Washington by Thomas O'Berry, of
Goldsboro, John Umpsiead of Chapel
Hill, and R. M. Rothgeb, general
business manager of the state hos
pitals. Other members of the buil
ding committee are: R. P. Richard
Ison of Rei-.isville, Mrs. Rivers D.
Johnson of Warsaw and Dr. Yates S.
Palmer of Valdese.
It has been the opinion of state
officials that little of the appropria
tions trade by the recent General
Assembly for additional structures
at the state hospitals could be ex
pended for this purpose- until buil
ding re.-trictions were lightened and
materials became move easily obtain
able. Mr. McBryde is of the opinion
that if the State could acquire the
army's facilities at this camp and
lease or acquire the land upon which
they are located, the muclilv need.1'
additional space requirements for
the more scriou-ly ill mental patients
would not have to be constructed
until after the war with Japan is
Ft. Fisher or Sutton
RALEIGH, Jane 6. A plan where
by the state may assume temporary
possession of abandoned army nos-nii-it
hiiil(lmir at Ft. Fisher, near
Wilmington, or Camp Sutton, at Mon
roe, will be proposed to army of
ficials next week by the slate nos-
pitals board ciT control.
Ll'MBF.RTON. June 6. Tobacco in
the F.o'.ieson-Hoke area is making
good progress in the field, with ex
cellent growing weather reported
from all sections of the territory, ac
cording to Jasper C. Hutto, super
visor of the Lumberton tobacco mar
ket. Mr. Hutto has just issued the
sixth semi-monthly crop condition
rejHirt of the sea.-on.
The nigh'.s continue cool for the
time of the y.ar. but the warm sun
shine of each day pushes the plant's
to rapid growth." the report says.
"Some scattered reports indicate
there is a tendency to buttoning out'
and 'blooming too low.' "
The supervisor reports there has
been some had in the territory, but
that most farmers would like to have
some siow. warm rains. He said
there are a good number of new
barns in the territory, but that most
of these are replacements or have
been built to take care ot a long
Mrs. Harry Greene was called to
Sw-ansboro Tuesday on account of
the death of her aunt. Mrs. Roberta
Moore. She expects to return to
Raeford at the end of the week.
Last year's pig c p was down 3
per cent from the yir before. S.nce
pork recounts for about 50 per cent
of the meat supply no wonder there's
A countrywide shortage of food
containers of all kinds is reported
by the War Food Ad-ministration.