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The Hoke County New#
The Hoke County Journal
LOLUME XL 8
KAEl-UKU. i\. e . THURSDAY, JULY 26th, 1945
S2.00 PER I'EAB
IN UNIFORM Memorial Service
Lt. Paul McCami, Jr.
Declared Dead By
For Sgt. Chason At
Sanatorium Man Lost In Straits
Of Dover July 8, 1944.
Son of Mr. and Mrs* J. A. Chason
Killed In Action In Belgium
December 21, 1944.
" ©r. and Mrsi^ P. P. McCain of
Sanatorium have been notified by
the War Department that their son,
' Lt. Paul P. McCain, Jr., a navigator
on a B-.17 in the 8th Air Force who
was r€?>orte(i missing July 8, 1944,
lost his life on that date. His plane
was hit by flak as it dropped its
ibom,b load over Humieres, France, j
One crew member being wounded
and one engine knocked out, the
plane left formation to take the
shortest course back to England.
While over the Strait of Dover fire
broke out in both wings, the crew
bailed out, and the ship soon wentj
into the Strait. The pilot and one
sergeant were rescued and two
bodies were found the same day.
The remaining five crew members
have now been declared dead.
Lt. McCain graduated from the
Southern Pines high school and Dar
lington school, Rome, Ga. He left;
Davidson college in his sophomore
year to become an air cadet. He
went overseas in April 1944, flying
with his crew firom Pfebraska to Eng
land. In his 18 missions he was over
Berlin three times and was in D-Day-
in Normandy five hours.
Lt. McCain is survived by his
father and mother,; three sisters,
Mrs. N. H. McCollum, Jr., Leaks-
ville. Miss Irene McOaiu of-the Uni
versity of North Carolina medical
school, and Jane McCain of Sana
torium; and one brother, John Mc
Cain, HA 2-c, Bainbridge, Md.
Capt. C. E. Upchurch
Awarded Bronze Star
Capt. Clyde E. Upchurch, Jr., who
has served with an ordinance unit
in Africa, Italy, Prance and Ger
many, was recently awarded the
Bronze Star medal, according to a
recent letter from Capt. Paul Dick
son. Both Capt. Upchurch and Dick
son were serving with the 7th Army
at the cessation of hostilities'.
An impressive memorial service
was held at Ephesus Baptist church
Sunday, July 15, at 4 p. m., for S-Sgt.
Dan E. Chason, son of .Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Chason of Lumber Bridge, R. 2,
who was killed in action in Belgium
on Dec. 21, 1944. A large number
was present to pay tribute to this
Rev. J. E. Booker, who wnas in
charge of the service, spoke of him
as a fine boy with high ideals. He
pointed out that one of the most'
striking things a noble Christian
young man could do was to give
his life for his loved ones and friends
as this young man had done. At
the close of the service a gold star
was presented to the church by Mr.
Booker in honor of Sgt. Chason.
The choir, composed of a mixed
group, sang during the service “Safe
in the Arms of Jkus,” “Asleep in
Jesus,” and “Abide' with Me.”
A large United States flag drap
ed the pulpit, and a beautifid^^-
rangement of ftowers givm by,
friends and#relatives of Sgt./Chason
was used. Mrs. Stanley Crawley i
was in charge of the arrangement.
Sgt. Chason entered service in
1940 with Co. L. of Parkton, an in- |
fantry division. He went overseas
in February, 1944, and took part in
battles in France, Holland, Belgium
and Germany. August 7 he was
wounded in France. He was sent
back to the front in November.
Surviving are his parents and the
following sisters and brothers: Mrs.
John E. Conoly of Raeford, Mrs.
Myrtle Sappenfield of Raeford, Mrs.
W. F. Haywood of Oandor, Mrs. Billy
Crawley of Raeford, Christine Cha
son of Washington, D. C., Charlene
and David of the home, and Harold
of Lumiber Bridge.
Chaplains On Air
Sunday, July 29
Testimonials by these soldiers
wounded in combat service, on the
subject “What My Chaplain Meant
to Me”, together with brief talks
by Col. Ralph W'. Rogers, chaplain
of the Fourth Service Command, and
Dr. L. D. Newton, will highlight a
special independent network broad
cast next Sunday morning, July 29th,
featuring the 170th anniversary of
the U. S. Army Chaplain. Col.
Rogers’ subject will be, “Meet Your
Chaplain,” while Dr. Newton will
speak On the subject, “Our Best
to Our Fighting Men.” The music
for the broadcast will be the Ft. Mc
Pherson Chorus and the Lawson
General hospital band. The hour for
the broadcast is 8:30 A. M. EWT
7:30 A. M. OWT).
This special broadcast is carried
as a public service feature by co
operating stations and is sponsored
by Methodists, Presbyterians, and
This program can be heard in North
Carolina over Radio Station WPTF,
Billy Laval WUl
Head Red Springs
Two Lose Licenses
In County Court
For Drunk Driving
John Ernest Shamburger, negro
of Greensboro, and Burrous Harring-
negro of Raeford, each paid
Hoke Health Dept.
Reports On Ten
w,. . . .850 and costs and were deprived of SrhonI riinirs And rn
Week Of Instruction And Play their driver’s licenses for a year, on ]
Under Fine Coached Offered I conviction Tuesday in county court
Boys Free Of
To Sell Tobacco
Sgt. William M. Davis
Home From Italy
Sgt. Bill M. Davis, son of Mrs.
‘ Christian Davis of Raeford, arrived
home last Saturday to spend a 30-day
furlough with his mother. Sergeant
Davis was radioman on a B-2S and
served 3 months overseas. He will
report back to Fort Bragg for re-
Dealer Takes Big
Loss On Overcharge
Pfc. Ralph Chapman
At Welch Hospital
Daytona Beach, Fla., July 25.—^Pfc.
Ralph Chapman of Raeford has re
cently arrived at Welch Convales
cent hospital, the army’s new recon
ditioning center in Daytona Beach,
Fla. The carefully planned recon-
ditioniag program here will speed
his convalescence and assist his re
turn to the best of health. The son
of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Chapman,
110 N. Morris Ave., Atlantic City,
N. J., entered the army March, 1944
at Fort Bragg and has since served
seven months in the service over-
His wife, Dora S. Chapman,
and daughter, reside in Raeford. He
was formerly employed by the Hoke
Auto company. The Welch soldier
has a brother in the Army Air corps,
George Robert, the army infantry,
and Major Y. K. Snead, brother-in-
law, in the army.
Pfc. Chapman arrived yfesterday
to spend a 30-day furlough with his
RALEIGH, July 25.—The Raleigh
district OPA, announced yesterday
that “a particularly .serious” case of
an overcharge in the sale of a used
car has been settled with the pay
ment of $1,155.00 in treble damages
to the Treasurer of the United States
by J. C. Beasley, used car opera
tor of Colerain.
The case was settled after the
price clerk of the Colerain War
Price and Ration Board checked the
transaction and referred the rnat-
ler to the district enforcement at-
orney, Theodqre S. Johnson, Ral
eigh district OPA director said.
Investigation revealed that the
parchaser paid Beasley $1,065.00 or
$385 above the OPA ceiling for a
,1940 model Chevrolet deluxe town-j
sedan, whereas the certificate of
transfer, signed by Beasley, showed
$660.00 as the sales price, Johnson
“The effect of this settlement,”
Johnson said, “is that the dealer
now pays in damages $90 more than
he received from the purchaser, and
also loses his car. This should serve
notice to dealers and public alike that
reported and proved Violations are
costly to those who try to get away
with illegal sales.”
The case was settled only ten
days after the OPA advised the
dealer of its findings, Johnson said.
Check for the damages has been
received in Raleigh and forwarded
to the Treasurer, he added.
Markets of the Border Belt will
open next Wednesday, Adgust I, to
sell the 1945 tobacco crop, and the
first to this sections major money
producers will start moving.
The border belt markets in North
Carolina are located at Lumberton,
Fairmont, Tabor City, Whiteville,
Chadbourn and Clarkton.
Boys v/ho will play high school
baseball, or who will be eligible to
play American Legion Junior Base
ball in 1946, will have the oppor
tunity to receive a week’s coaching
unaer one of the South’s outstanding
baseball mentors at the free baseball
school to be held in Red Springs the
week of August 6-11.
F. C. Jones, commander of the
Charlie Hall Post of the American
Legion of Red Springs, announced
that Billy Laval had been secured to
head the coaching staff and con
duct the school at Robbins Park, Red
Mr. Laval was coach of the South
Carolina Legion All-Star teams in
1944 and 1945, and is head coach at
Newberry College, S. C. He is also
the baseball scout for the Philadel
phia National League “Phillies” for
several southern states. In his col
lege days he was one of the South’s
outstanding baseball and football
stars, and sparked Furman univer
sity teams to a number of brilliant
victories in the early 1920’s. He has
I been active in the professional sports
and coaching fields ever since.
For attendance at the school there
will be no charge, though the boys
will have to bear their own trans
portation and other expenses. For
those staying in Red Springs one or
more nights, arrangements have been
for driving cars while drunk.
• Edward Stratford, also of Greens
boro, paid cost for interfering with
police officers while they were per
forming their duties. W. E. Wind
ham, white, paid costs for speeding.
Willie Harris paid costs for drunk-
eness. Henry Robinson, Jr., Jessie
Manning, Essie Mae Melvin, Delan-
dies Lilly and Willie Gales, all ne
groes, paid costs for violation of
road laws. Delandies Lilly and Lu-
vina Melvin, each, paid $10 and
costs and were put on good beha-
vious for two years on conviction of
fornication and adultly.
sease treatment Are Major
OPA To Distribute
Ration Book Five
New “A” Gasoline Book To Be
Given Out At Same Time.
RALEIGH, July 24.—War Ration
Book Five, “smaller than a dollar
bill” and containing just half as
many stamps as the last book issued,
will be distributed through the pub
lic schools in December, Theodore
S. Johnson, Raleigh OPA district di
rector, announced today. “The new
“A” gasoline ration book will be
issued at the same time, he said.
Distribution, Johnson said, will
take place from December 3 through
made for sleeping acco-mmodatrons'at "A” Saso-
Lumberton, Judy —Lumiberton’s
highly popular flue-cured tobacco
auction market is scheduled for
opening at 9 o’clock next Wednesday,
August 1, with the six daily sales
system long in use on that market
to be followed again this year. The
season is expecteid to run to around
Sales Supervisor Jasper C. Hutto
has announced that the excellent to
bacco crop in the Ltunberton terri
tory indicates . another record year
in poundage and price for the mar
ket. He says prospects are that the
selling this year will start with all
warehduses well filled, in view of the^
fact the crop is earlier than usuak
The ten Lumberton warehouses
will operate again this year under
the same management that has been
in charge for a number of years, with
no change in operating personnel. The
warehouses are Britt-IFarmers, Caro
lina-Banner, Hedgpeth Nos. 1 and 2,
Liberty Nos. 1 and 2'and Smith-Car-
All warehouses and the two modern
redrying plants have been recondi
tioned for the coming season. All
of the big buying companies, with a
number of dealers and individual
buyers will be back on the Lumber-
ton market again this year.
[ the Red Springs Service Club books will go into use December
is • a t I 99 on/l war rQ+i/\n 'Hnnlr fiVtt will
which is operated and supervised by • 22, and war ration book five will
the American Legion and citizens of
Red Springs. Good meals at reason
able prices may be secured at a local
The school will deal primarily with
thfe fundamentals of the game, which
will be taught in morning classes,
through special movies secured from
Major League clubs, and on the base
ball field where the boys will be
thoroughly grounded in playing each
of the team’s positions.
^0 days during the week there
will be games between boys attending
the school and another of the out
standing Legion clubs of North Caro
Any boy who will be enrolled in
high school in Robeson, Hoke, Bla
den, Dillon or Marlboro counties the
be used soon after the first of the
year for food rationing and. for ra
tioning of shoes.
The new book five will be a bet
ter book, Johnson said. It will be
easier to carry and handle. It will
be just as long as book four but only
half as wide. The number and ar
rangement of stamps is more con
venient. The new stamps will be
the same size, but will not have
both a letter and a number as the
present stamps do and OPA hopes
the new edition will be the last of
the series of wartime ration books,
One hundred and fifty million
copies of book five are now being
printed at approximately half the
cost of the preceding l^k, John
son said. The gigantic task of dis-
year of 1946-46, or any boy not at- trihution is one that the teachers
tending high schoof hut whn oriu and, school officials are fully equal to,
tending high school but who will j
NOrr be 18 years of age on or prior *^® recalling the efficient way
SKV 2-C D. C. Cox, Jr., now
stationed at Harvey Point, N. C., is
spending a 12-da.y leave with his
Sgt. Hallie Haire, recently re
turned from overseas, is spending a
furlough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J, B. Haire.
D, C. Wilson, Phm. 1-c, who has
served two years in England, arrived
in Raeford last Friday to spend a
30-day leave with his mother, Mrs.
J. A. Wilson.
Lt. Seals has just completed a two
months course at "Fort Monroe, Va.,
and was enroute to Fort Arthur,
Texas, to join his wife. He and
Mrs. Seals will spend a few days in
Raeford before returning to Fort
Deane Matheton, ANC, who
has been at home with her mo.thei*
for the past ten days, has had a short
■extension of leave. Mrs. Matheson
is not at aU well and is confined
to her *bed.
T-Sgt. Robert Yeasey is spending*'
a furlough at home after serving
■with the Eighth Air Force in the
Europeah Theatre of Operations for
the’ past two years. He*" wears the
ETO ribbon with four stars and the
Presidential citation with an oak
Lt. Lester Seals and Lt. Dorrough
spent a short time Saturday with
Lt. Seal’s morthfer, Mrs. L. B. Seals.
2nd Lt. and Mrs.. Wesley L. Mc-
Keithan are spending a 10-day
[leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
|N. A. McKeithan 'of Raeford, R. 2.
, Lt. McKeithan attended, Raeford high
school and is a graduate of the
University o^f North Carolina. He
was commissioned 2nd Lt. April 31,
1945, in Aberdeen Proving Grounds,
Md. Mrs;.McKeithan is the former
Miss Avis Shearon of Loui^urg.
OPA To Fight
Bogus Shoe Stamps
iRALEIGH, July 25.—^Taking steps
to curb the increasing number of
counterfeit shoe coupons coming
into the Raleigh district area, OPA
District Director Theodore S. John
son said yesterday that the agency
is launching an enforcement drive
against dealers accepting “bogus”
‘The use of these phonies can be
successful only when merchants ac
cept loose stamps,” Johnson said.
In order to be legally acceptable,
shoe stamps must be torn from the
War Ration Book in the presence of
the merchant or his employee, John
He pointed out also that enforce
ment action would be taken against
merchants found in violation, ad
ding that this would entail suspen
sion of their right to deal in rationed
to Decembw 31, 1946 and is eligible
to Play Junior American Legion base
ball during the 1946 season may at
tend the school free of charge.
Arrangements for entering the
school may he made with Fitz C.
Jones, CJommander, Charlie Hall Post,
the American Legion, Red Springs,
N. C., phone 246-1.
30 From Hoke To
Attend 4-H Club
Camp Next Week
in which they handled the distribu'
tion of war ration book four.
At the current rate of making
stamps good, Johnson explained—
five red stamps and five blue stamps
at the beginning of each month—
war ration,bock five can last, if need
ed, about fifteen months. Because: Future Clinics
Clinics for schoo; cr.iidren held
by the Hoke County Heal:h depart
ment in the past 10 months of op
eration, have resulted :r. exam.ination
of over 1800 white 3.n(j negro pupils,
and in nearly 3700 vaccinations, ac
cording to the report subm.itte>i 'by
Dr. J. W. Willcox, county health of
ficer, and Mrs. Ernest Ca.m.p'oeri,
The report deals also with opera
tion and treatments given by the
Venereal Disease clinics at Raeford
and Sanatorium. 112 patients were
sent to the Rapid Treatment Cen
ter at Durham. Of these, 27 were
GC and syphilis patients; 79 had
syphilis alone, and 6 had sulfa-re-
sistant GC. Of these were five white
women and one .white man.
Treated in the county clinics were
58 for syphilis only; 24 wi;h GC only
and 27 with both diseases. Three
were white girls.
Two RTC patients have had re
lapses or reinfections and four have
developed GC after treatment, it
was’ found in monthly checkups.
It was found necessary to issue
warants in only one case where in
fection was found and patient re
fused treatment. Later the em.pIoyer
brought in the patient who was then
sent to RTC, and no trial was held.
The report states that very few
patients are uncooperative to any
great extent, and that prosecution Is
avoided if possible.
229 syphilis apd GC patients were
turned over to the department by
the local draft board. Two have
completed treatments and 39 are re
ceiving treatment. Many have not
The VD clinic opened at the Sana
torium in May is supported by State
VD funds and is operated at no ex
pense to the county. 12 patients are
being treated there.
Of 109 maternity clinic women, 29
have venereal disease. 15 have been
sent to RTC, and 14 are under pri
565 white children have been ex
amined in school clinics with 538
having correctible defects, as fol
lows: eyes—62; teeth—457; throat*—
177; some children having two or
more defects. Preschool clinics have
resulted in examination of 34 white
children and 54 negro children who
will enter school this fall.
1,149 negro children have attended
school clinics, and 702 were found
to have defects as follows: eyes—62;
Im.munizations and vaccinations in
the school clinics have been as fol
lows: whooping cough—250; small
pox—2240; diptheria—744; diptheria
of the enormous job required to print Plans are being made for a tonsil
and distribute ration books for about | clinic to be conducted by. Dr. H. H.
130 million people it ■vi-as decided, Hodgin of Red Springs, which will
to be on the safe side and provide, be held in Raeford this fall. Other
for this peric’d and avoid the expense' clinics this fall will be for examina-
of having to get out still another
tion of eyes and teeth.
The report states that cooperation
Since book five will not go into ^ jn conducting clinics has been given
effect before January Ist, it will be; by Dr. C. D. Tho.mas. Dr. Marks,
necessary to use other stamps in book
four as substitutes for processed food
and meat fats during the interim
period. Interim period use of shoe
Thirty Hoke county 4-H club boys
and girls will leave Monday, Julv
30. to attend annual camp at Camp, ^^d sugar stamps will not be neces-
Millstone, Rt. 3, Rockingham. The Johnson said, since the stamps
group will meet at the grammar Pi^ovide for these items in books
Dr. A. L. O’Briant
atrd Dr. R. A,
Sgt. Roscoe’ Bounds, son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. L. Bounds of Red Springs,
arrived home Monday from Germany,
where he has served with the 87th
Division. He was in the EJTO about
8 months. Sgt. Bounds first went
overseas to Iceland where he was
stationed for 18 months, and then
after a year back in the States he
went to France last November. He
entered the Army in 1941.
school in Raeford at one o’clock on
the above date and will return on
Saturday morning, August 4th.
The Hoke county group will be
joined in camp by the Scotland and
Richmond county campers. A week
full of activity has been planned.
Several extension specialists from
Raleigh will conduct classes in the
mornings and the afternoons, and
evenings will be given over to suvim-
uiiug, picture shows, folk dances, a
treasure hunt and various other
forms of recreation.
The following boys and girls have
Mrs, Eugene Matherly of Camp
Sutton is spending a few days with
her. parents, Mr. and Mrs, A. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Morris and
daughter have returned from Hot
Springs, Arkansas, where they spent
three and four will carry the pro
grams without resort to substitutions.
Ration ^book five will b6 the fourth
war ration book to be distributed by
school teachers and other volunteers,
Johnson.. saii. The first book was
distributed May 4, 1942.
New “A” Book
The new “A” gasoline book, the
third issued under rationing, will dif
fer from the present book only in
color. The book will contain five
Capt. and Mrs. Wayne^^nes, who
returned to the replacemetit* center
at Bragg two weeks ago after hav-
i ing been at numerous army posts
j since leaving Raeford, left Sunday
I for their home in Detroit for a short
leave. Capt. Jones then goes to an
I overseas depots in California.
sets of coupons, six coupons to a
set numbered A-18 through A-23.
Each set of coupons will, cover a
Capt. and Mrs. Charles Wagonstahl
of 'Cincinnati will occupy the up-
registered for camp: Betty Jo Lov- i different period. The first set, num-
stairs apartment of Mrs. Paul Dick-
ette, Lottie Williams, Gretchen Hine,
Betty Sue McGugan. Mary Eliza
beth Lytle. Dorene Duncan, Sarah
Neal McKeithan, Martha Harris,
Betty Lou Parks, Betty McFadyen,
Elizabeth Parker, Ernestine Grooms,
Anne Wood, Margery McDougald,
Bobby Maxnvell, Roy Brock. Alex
Norton, Buddy Newton, Robert Wood,
bered A-18, becomes good December
22, Johnson said.
Hilton Seals, U^R, of Duke, left
Friday for a visit to Columbia, S. C.
Dan C. Roach of Lumber Bridge,
has recently been graduated from
the army’s school of personnel ser-
G. C. Lytle,'John '^ifour* ■ bavls .'"i®® Lexington, Va.. where his
special training fitted him for giv
Parker, D. B. Parker, Donald Wood,
Marion Wood, Marvin English, Hu
bert Hhie, Jr., Wade McDbugald and
Landon Yarborough. The group will
be accompanied by Josephine Hall,
home agent, A. S. Knoudes, county
agent, Ruth Lytle, Ruth Gillis, Doris
Norton, and Junior Keith, who will
servg as counsellors.
ing advice and assistance to service
men in the solution of their person
Capt. and Mrs. Jesse Kenny are
now living in the Bill Wright apart
Capt. and" Mrs. James Powell of
Bennettsville, S. C., have an apart
ment in the J. A. Baucom home.
All apartments in Raeford are now
occupied. Mrs. T. B. Lester, Jr., will
take the names of the newcomers if
phoned to her at 4181.
Mrs. A. J. Fuller and Mrs. Dwight
Brown are guests at Little Switzer**
land inn. Little Switzerland.
AAA OmCE HOUKS
Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.
M—l^ik) Noon. 12:45 P. M.-4:4#
Saturdays: S.’OO A. M.—12:00 no(^