The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 3
liAEI-ORI), N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 2' 1!H3
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Gold Star Award
Given Lt. Currie
For Great Valor
Racfordian Honored For Meri
torious Achievement In Early
The Gold Star, in lieu of the sec
ond air medal, has been presented
to Lieut. Benjamin F. Currie, USNR,
for exceptional valor against the
Japanese while operating as a pilot
of a fighter plane during the early
phases of the Solomons campaign.
Lit. Currie is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Currie of Raeford.
The citation accompanying the
presentation of the award, which
i3 signed by Secretary of the Navy
James Forres'al in behalf of the
President and presented, on June 7,
1945, reads as follows:
"For meritorious achievement in
aerial flight as pilot of a fighter
plane in Figh'er Squadron Five, at
tached to a U. S. S. Saratoga Air
Group, while sawing with the First
Marine Aircraft Wing in action
against enemy Japanese forces dur
ing ttv early stages of hostilities at
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, from
Sept. 10 to Oct. 16, 1942.
"Fiercely countering the enemy's
powerful ons'.ought, Lieut. Currie
fought his plane against terrific odds
during this critical period and engag
ing a histile barber in close combat
on Sept. 28, pressed home a vigorous
attack and succeeded in shooting the
enemy plane from the sky.
"By his expert airmanship and de
termined aggressiveness in the gallant
defente of a vital position, Lieut.
Currie contribute! materially to the
securing of important bases in the
Pacific area and his unwavering de
votion to duty throughout, was in
keeping with the highest traditions
of the United States Naval Service."
Home From Italy
After 30 Missions
S-Sgt. Raymond A. McBryde of
the 15th Air Force, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. M. McBryde, of Red Springs
Route 1, has arrived home after hav
ing completed 35 sorties over enemy
territory as 3 gunner of a B-24 li
berator bomber based in Italy. He
has the E. T. O. ribbon with six
bronze stars, the air medal with three
oak leaf clusters, and the good con
A 1940 graduate of Hoke High
School, he worked in Waynesboro,
Va., before entering the service in
November, 1943. He was sent overseas
After 30 iay at home he will re
port to Miari, Fla.
Home From Overseas
Pfc Wayne K. Jennings of the
famed Ninth Division and the hus
band of the forrer Miss Eunice Mc
Kenzie, arrived in Raeford Sunday
night after 34 months service over
seas and is now awaiting a discharge
under the point system.
Mrs. Jennings was employed by
the Davis 5c and 10c Store but re
cently accepted a position in the
County Board of Education office.
Receives Gunner's Wings
PANAMA CITY, Fla. Sgt. Charles
L. Cothran, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. O. Cothran of Red Springs, Route
3, has received his aerial gunner's
wings at Tyndjll Field, Fla.
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Raeford Kiwanis ..
To Hear Dupont
SI. II.. Bruner To Tell of Part
Chemical Materials Play In
War, And Promise For Peace
time. The war is being fought and won
in the research laboratory, the home,
the factory, and on the farm as well
as on the fields of battle all over
This is one of the important facts
that will be .Jiscussed and illustrated
by M. H. Bruner, consultant of Du
Pont extension division, who will
speak at the Raeford Kiwanis Club
meeting here tonight.
Tom Cameron, program chairman,
says that Mr. Bruner will point out
that while the war is still a struggle
between men, it has also become a
gigantic conflict between the numer
ous products of chemical, engineer
ing and other technical research.
He will show that modern war i
a conflict of chemicals and that with
out a highly developed chemical in
dustry this country today would be
Mr. Bruner will make it cleir
that several important materials now
of utmost importance in the war were
not even known or were just emerg
ing from the test-tube stage to com
mercial applications when the war
The speaker will emphasize the
fact that after the war, of course, the
tremendous fund of scientific in
formation now being created by war
time necessity will be utilized for
the making of things for postwar
peace-tiire uses undreamed of only a
short time ago.
Mr. Bruner is a graduate in for
estry of Pennsylvania State College
and has a Master's degree from the
Yale School of Forestry. He took
additional graduate work at Yale,
specializing in soils, botany, plant
physiology and pathology. He has
had wide experience with the U. S.
Forest Service in North Carolina,
Tennessee, and Louisinia, and with
the Agricultural Extension Service
in Arkansas and South Carolina.
Mr. Bruner is a member of the
farm forestry committee of the So
ciety of American Foresters. He is
also secretary of the forestry sec
tion of the Association of Southern
Agricultural Workers. His home is
in Clemson, S. C. .
Distribution of Popular Drink
Will be Regular But On 50
The supply of Coca-Cola in Rae
ford definitely will be affected by the
further curtailment in the supply of
sugar after July 1st because the
manufacturer of that popular drink
will not compromise with the use
However, an equitable system of
rationing will be maintained in Rae
ford during the shortage, according
to G. C. Seymour, manager of the
Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Com
pany. The O. P. A. announced today that
the allot.rent of sugar to industrial
users would be cut to 50 percent of
the sugar user) in the Third Quarter
of 1941, effective Ju'.v 1st..
'I am informed that this sugar
shortage is world-wide and not mere
ly national and is directly attributed
to the confusion in the production and
distribution of sugar occasioned by
the war." said Mr. Seymour.
'"Sugar is absolutely necessary in
the manufacture of Coca-Cola. We
cannot and will not use sweetening
substitutes and therefore will not
compromise with the integrity of
Coca-Cola, but you can be certain
that the duality of the drink will re
"My Company is committeed to play
fair wi'h our government and obev
its regulations in both the letter and
spirit: to n-aintain the quality of
our drink and to maintain an equi
table distribution system to serve
all our customers equally and thai we
"We still have a war to win and
that comes first, but we will attempt
still to get you all of the Coca-Cola
that is possible and what we have
will be available to all. I only ask
that if your dealer does not have
the drink available on the day you
seek it. ask him another day because
we will keep our distribution up on
a regular basis although the supply
will be curtailed."
Fund Group Make
Fa.w'teville, June 18 A total of
$3,912 was submitted in the first re
port of workers in the Guilford Col-
lege campus development program
for $350,000 here last night in the;
Highland cafeteria, according to Mrs.
R. B. John, local Chairman. This
leaves or.ly S3. 677 to reach the dis
trict quota of S9.589 during the next
Shares to be recorded on the
Bronze Tablet in the new science Rev.. Harry K. Hollond. pastor of
building were reported as follows: the Raeford Presbyterian Church
Student shares of -750 or more Mrs. was in charge. Burial was in the Rae
John, Mrs. Mary Bullock and fam- ford Cemetery.
ily in memory of Dr. Ernest Bullock Honorary pallbearers were elders
of Wilmington; W. G. Gilchrist, Eliz- and deacons of Raeford Presbyter
abethtowh: varsity shares of $300 ian Church, and Wallace McLean, an
or more; Mrs. Perry J. Mclvin, Rose- elder of Bethel Church. Active pall
boro; common shares of $100 or more, bearers were all nephews of Mr. and
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Pringle, Mr. i Mrs. McDiarmii: W. S. McRae of
and Mrs. F. W. Clayton, Jr., Lt! and , Ellerbe, William S. and John Tho
Mrs. Walter Alvin Mickle, Mr. and, mas, Jr., of Rockingham, David
Mrs. Arthur E. Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. jSimth, Jimmy Lentz, Marshall and
Wendell H. Cude, Mrs. Morgan Stan- i Crawford Thomas of Raeford.
ley, Mrs. James F. Tyson, of Fay- Mr. McDiarmid died early Sun
etteville; E. C. Edgerton, Godwin; , day morning in a Fayetteville hos-
Mr. and Mrs. Vivian R. White, Rae
ford; Fred A. Kendall of Johns.
Group To Represent War De
partment Should Need Arise,
Says Mrs.. H. A. Cameron
A group of Hoke County women,
at least one from each community,
has been selected to act as repre
sentatives of the War Department
to make an official visit to each
home which has sustained a casualty,
it was stated here yesterday by Mrs.
H. A. Cameron, who has been named
chairman of the county committee.
In that it is quite difficult for the
as should be when a family has beenlbut recent years hf.and h's lf!
notified of a casualty, Capt. E A moved thelr membership to Raeford
Zelnicker, of the personal affairs 5ere At M 'T8, "u 3 rUli"g
office of Camp Mackall has requested I eld,er aJ '.he ,ime .f his death,
this cooperation so that the immed-1 XIr"" ar hls tw 'sters:
iate needs of a stricken family may"' TMarc"s Dew, ' Ra eford. and
be supplied by the War Department ?rs' J" MfVl ' Eller!e- andne
much quicker than if a personnel at
tache were to have to make the visit.
Those named to serve in Hoke
county include: Mrs. Cameron and
Mrs.. M. T. Poovey of Raeford; Mrs.
Jesse Gibson and Mrs. Stanley Craw
ley of Stonewall; Mrs. Hector Mc
Neill, Blue Springs; Mrs. A. W. Wood
and Mrs. Mary Mott, Rockfish; Mrs.
Sadie Watson, Antioch: Mrs. J. W.
Hasty, Allendale: Mrs.'W. Lee Mault
sby, Montrose; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks,
Sanatorium and Mrs. Neill F. Sin
clair, Ashley Heights.
Mrs. Cameron stated that notifi
cation of casaulties would be sent to
the family as is now being done, and
that she would also be notified. A
member of the committee is then to
go to the home as a representative
of the Army for a "condolence visit
to the members of the families of the
soldiers killed in action," to be the
first contact between the family and
the army ;n such instances.
General G. Grant, negro, paid costs j
in cares of drunkencss and simple'
assault in county court Tue:ayJ
Talmarie Melton, white, paid $25 1
fine, s'ill fee of $20 and costs for j
possession of a still, mash and other)
whiskey making appliances.
J. J. Perkins, negro, paid costs
for improper brakes..
Douglas McMillan, white. paid
costs and expenses for returning
3 car of which he was charged of
Kin McGill, Arron McLauchlin and
William McGregor, negroes, each
paid costs for drunkeness.
Clarence Gillespie, negro. paid
$50 and costs for driving while
John Parcell paiii costs in two
cases, one for possession of illegal
liquor and the other for permitting
gambling to be carried on in his
Jesse Jackson. Eli Wavie. George
Day, William Henry McRae and
Dave Johnson, all negroes, paid cists
Adell Watson, negro, charged with
assault with a knife upon his vifefi
paid costs and the medical bill.
Attends War Fund
John A. McGoogan, chairman of
the United War Fund of Hoke Coun
ty for 1945, attended the meeting of
district leaders of the fund which
was held at Southern Pines last night.
One of Hoke s Largest Farmers
And Most Prominent .Men
Dies in Faycttevillc Sunday-
Funeral services for William J.
McDiarmid. aged 73, were held at the
home on Monday afternoon. The
pital following a period of declin
ing health of several years. He was
taken seroiusly ill about a month
ago, and received treatment at hos-
pitals in Fayetteville and Richmond.
He returned to the Fayetteville hos -
pital Thursday from Richmond and
his condition became much
I Born in 1872, the elder son of Mary
Bostic and David Alexander Mc-
Diarmid, he assumed the responsi
bilities of operating his father's es
I tate at the age of 19. and continued
active in the operation of large farm
ing interests throughout his life. He
was married in 1905 to Miss Caro
line Thomas of Rockingham and
brought her as a bride to the home
in which she now lives, located on
lands originally granted his grand
father, who came to Hoke County
from Scotland during the settlement
of the Cape Fear region.
Mr. McDiarmid was originally a
member of Bethel Church, of which
his father was a charter member.
brother, Scott McDiarmid of New
Orleans. The late Dr. H. McK. Mc
Diarmid was also a brother.
Out of town people here for the
funeral were Mr. McDiarmid's sis
ter, Davie, now Mrs. J. H. McRae
and Mr. McRae; Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
McRae, Harris McRae, Mrs. Annie
Sugg, Miss Ora McRae of Ellerbe:
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dew and son of
Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Renn
of Rutherfordton, Walter S. Thomas,
John W. Thomas, John Thomas, Jr.,
Mrs. Grady Thomas, Miss Mary
Thomas and Russell Ferguson of
Rockingham; Mr. and Mrs. Graham
, Caldwell of Carthage and Mr. a
Mrs. James Bostic of Laurinburg.
Gabriel Harrington, 21, negro. 0f
route 3. Fayetteville. died in a Fav-
etteville hospital yesterday afternoon I secured for the county in this par
as a result of injuries received yes- t.cular phase of the 7th War Loan
terday morning when the car in which j etfort.
he was parked near the fish hatchery j
on U. S. Highway No. 15. was struck;
by a produce truck driven by Cham-
bliss Brown. i
Harrington's was the second death
to result from the accident. R. Lee
Chavis. Negro, who was also in 'he
oar when it was struck, was kil'.ed '
instantly. The truck, heavily loaded ,
with watermelons and traveling to-1
ward Fayetteville. was said 'o havei
regular lane of!
traffic an; hit the car parked on the
opoosite side of the highway.
Brown, white, of Bamburg. S. C.
was driver of the truck and according
to information received today from ;
investigating officer J. L. Carper-'
ter. he is being held without bond. '
Maxton Scene Of
Court Of Honor
Friday June 22
The Scouts and Seouters assemble
in Maxton at Evans Hall on Friday.
June 22, at 8:30 for the Court of
Honor. Interesting events for the
court will be the awarding of the
Eagle Award to John, Hasty and a
moving picture of "Scouting" which
has been made and released by the
army for training of the boys in the
hings of scouting.
The opening ceremony will be
under the direction of the Maxton
Troop and the Court of Honor will
be under the direction of J. J. Pence,
district court chairman.
Find Many Blooms
In Cotton Fields
jarly This Week
cotton fields of
week with G. C.
were found in the
Hike County this
Lytle, of the Ant
reporting tile first
' loch community
one to the News-Journal, and De
coding the cotton grower to receive
the year's subscription to the paper
for this distinction.
Mr. Lytle reported that he found
a bloom Saturday in a field that
was planted on March 25. A little
later, Moses Covington, who lives on
cotton fields of Hoke county this
wek with G. C. Lytle. of the Ant-
h. .T I. McVpill fam renorterl to
have found another Saturday
bloom. Shortly thereafter, D. H.
Yarborough brought in the report of
a bloom found Monday morning in
the fields of Lock McNeill on the W.
T. Covington farm. Both these fields
were planted the 3rd week of March.
And on Tuesday morning, J. A. Blue
of Red Springs Route One, brought
in a fresh white bloom and a nearly
dry one which he had found that
morning. His crop was planted dur
ing the 2 nd week of March
On Wednesday morning Mrs
Julian Johnson reported a bloom
I found on her farm Monday morning
by a colored man, Ugar Peterkin,
ar,d a. noon Donald Yates called
sav;ng j. a. Quick had found one
hate Monday evening on the J. A.
! Singleton farm at Dundarracii.
iBond Buyers To
Be Made July 12
Every Child In County Under
13 Is Eligible To Receive Dis
Children from over the entire
county who purchase bonds or
whose parents buy bonds for them
during the 7th War Loan Drive are
asked to meet at the Hoke County
High School on the morning of July
12, at 10 oclock, when a second pic
ture will be made of all those own
ing bonds who are 12 years of age
Mrs. H. A. Cameron, chairman of
children's sales, states that much
favorable comment has been received
concerning the picture used by the
News-Journal last week of the group
from the Raeford Grammar School
which was taken on their commence
Several children who received the
Disney certificates at the grammar
school were not included, in the pic
ture, and these with all other from
Hoke County are asked to get their
bonds and notify Mrs. Cameron so
the Disney certificates may be pre
pared for distribution on July 12.
Mrs. Cameron plans to submit the
photographs to state and nat.onal
headquarters for use in the publicity
for the bond drive which will be held ,
this fall. It is quite possible that these
pictures will be used for promotional
activities through the country in the
3;h War Loan.
Parents of all children 12 years old
and under are asked to please notify
Mrs. Cameron shoul-" a bond be pur-
j chased in the child's name, so that
as lalW a group as possime may oe i
Sweet Potatoes From
State Popular Item
With Men In Service
Sweet potatoes from North Caro
lina will play an important part in the
die's of Pacific G. I.'s this year.
Aproximately 2. 400.000 bushels of
sweet potatoes will be dehydrated ir.
j 1945 to .produce 20 million pounds
I lor uieisfja M.ipmtMU, actum.
j the War Department.
I One of the most popular items
.mt'nus for the military forces, t
potatoes are served about every 10th
d..y in baked, candied or glazed
form, according to the Quartermaster
Indicative of the space saving ac
complished by dehydration, oft ciais
of the Quartermaster Department
say that seven and a half pound
of dehydrated sw.ei potatoes will
serve 100 iren, wheieas about or.3
bushel of the fresh potatoes would
be required for the same number.
Revivial To Begin
noon at 4 oclock at Bethel Baptist
The revival meeting for Parker's i church. He is survived by his wife,
church will begin Sunday evening Mrs. Kate Lewis Lilly: a son, Frel
at 8:30 o'clock and will cont.nue Lilly, Jr. of the Navy: two sisters,
through the following Sunday with j Mrs. Alice Sedburry and Mrs. W. A.
services each evening at 8.30. We,Gaddy of Mount Giiead, and twj
are expecting a good meeting and , brothers, Charles Lilly of TrumasviUe
invite you to worship with us. I and Clay Lilly of Raefori.
$36,000 In Bonds
Sold At Rally
Here Last Night
Country Ham Brings $2430; Bald
headed Luther Tapp Tapped
For $100 For Permanent Wave
Hoke County went well over the
halfway mark in its "E" Bond quota
last night when impetus was given
the 7th War Loan through a spirited
rally held at the Armory, following a
I fish supper sponsored by the Ellis
j Williamson Post of the American Le-
Original plans for a program pre
sented by army personnel from a
nearby base were cancelled Wednes
day morning when Chairman Neil!
A. McDonald of the 7th Bond Drive
Committee was notified that ar:ry
participation in Bond drives had been
suspended on orders from Washing
ton. However, one of Hoke County'
own war heroes, Lt. Eldred Helton,
just home from a Nazi prison made
an excellent talk on experiences as
a pilot over Germany and in the
prison camp. He told the large crowd
I that the men in uniform were doing
their part and urged the peopie at
i home to give them heartfelt backing
in these at-home war efforts.
The auction was conducted "oy State
Senator Carson M. Barker of Lurr.
berton, and over $36,000 worth of
bond.., of which $25,000 were "E"
bonds, were sold. Highest bid for
any article was $2450 for a country
ham contributed by Mrs. Leon Cam
eron. Lewis Upchurch was the suc
cessful bidier. Cakes, beautiful and
tasty, went for as high as 500 each. J.
Benton Thomas bought aw alarm
clock for $1500, and two other hams
brought nearly $3,000. Electric
irons, gun shells, linen sheets, all
brought high bids.
Luther Tapp, about as near baid
headed as they get, paid $100 for a
permanent wave, and a pair of gen
uine pre-war leather shoes urged a
bid of $800 from Crawford Thomas.
Chairman Neill A. McDonald, as
sisted by Tom Cameron, J. L. Mc
Neill and H. L. Gatlin Jr., were in
charge of the rally and tr.e Legion
supper was in charge of Israel Mann,
chairman, and John McGoogan, J. S.
Poole, Clyde Upchurch, Millard Ba
ker and Commander M. T. Poovey.
Mr. McDonald states that sales ot
"E" Bond sales now total slightly
over $100,000 towards a quota of
$183,000 and total sales of all bonds
during the campaign are now $137,
000, with a sale of $10,000 from the
Carolina Power and Light company
accredited to the county yesterday.
Pays Tribute To
The late Mrs. Kate Ann Townseni
one of the best loved women in her
community and church had recen'iy
bien voted a life membership ir the
auxiliary of Galatia Presbyt '.ian
church. This was voted one hundred
percent to be given to Mrs. Town
send's sister, Mrs. Frank Bethea.
Mrs. Townsend, 72 y-.ars of ags
and widow of J. W. Townsend, die"
at her home at Rockfish on Friday,
June 8, after a brief liiness. Fur.er.tl
services were ;v;mi:o'l Ga'rtia.
::v.i:'h on Sunijy ai'ei vi, Jur. ..
1 i. by the Rev. h' K. K '.'..mi tt
i 'id. and the Rev. F
Fayetteville. Intel men
-hurch cercery. Maw
.'.as in 'he
's and friend
liv.s gjod and
s a iifeionj
i weis from her n
was a final tribute
weil loved woman.
i member of the Gal
Surviving are four da.ighters, Mrs.
Herman Kootve, Mrs. Bern.ee B)stic.
Mrs. George Mon.oe of R i-ktish and
Mrs. Fred Cameron of Carol na Beae'i
and two sons. Thomas of Rickfisi;
! .tnd Ocar of Tenr.e-seo: throe bro"'n-e;-.
Calvin of Lurrbe-tor. D-v.iglj
I !' Florida ar.d Gib ..' M:isipp ;
j sr..1 'he one :s"e'.'. Mi s. Fra-.k
Clay Lilly's Brother
Dies At Concord
MOUNT GILEAD. Jjne 13 Fre-J
I A. Lilly, 59, died Friday afternoon at
; the Carbarrus hospital in Concord.
I The funeral was he'.d Sunday after-