The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 10
KAEFOKD, N. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 1945
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Spokane (Wash.) Air Technical
Service Command. Capt. William. R.
Follz, son of Mrs. Dora C. Watson
of Wagram, has been assigned to
this service command for duty, it was
announced by Brig. General R. V.
Ignico, commanding general. Capt. .
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Robins Air Technical Service Com
Seaman Hubert Warwick has re
turned to his ship in port at New York
after spending a seven day leave with
his wife and baby here.
Lewis McNeill, S 2-c, who is sta
tioned at Bainbridge, Md., spent the
past week eai with his parents.
A. D. Benson, S 1-c, son of Mrs.
A. S. Benson, left Friday for Seattle,
Wash., after spending a leave here
with his mother. Seaman Benson
arrived home the latter part of July,
having served nineteen months with
the navy in the Pacific.
Pfc. Mary Elizabeth Pope of Fort
Sam Houston, Texas, is spending a
furlough here with relatives.
Pfc. Henry McArthur of Fort Mon
mouth, N. J., is spending a fifteen
day furlough with his family.
Mr. and Mr3. Hallie Gatlin, Mrs,
V . T T V, 4.7.,. j. for1 Lauchlin, Allendale; A. W. Wood, Mc
man of Aberdeen left Tuesday for.. ... '. t ;,ti p; p
Gastonia where they attended the
wedding of Mrs. Gatlin's niece, Miss
Marguerite Belk. From Gastonia
they went to Little Switzerland where
they are spending a week. Miss
Maude Poole went as far as Bel
mont with Mr. and Mrs. Gatlin and
joined Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Crump-
ton for a trip to Myrtle Beach, where
(hnv ara anonHinff thlo UTPPlr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McNeill
and children have returned, from two
veeks spent at Myrtle Beach.
Mrs. Youngar Snead and two chil
.ren left Tuesday for Kinston where
they will visit Mrs. Snead's sister
for several weeks.
Mrs. Lillian Oliver has returned
to her home in Shallotte after an ex
tended visit to Mr. and Mrs. Marion
Mrs. Talbot Nunnally and two
children of Thoma 3 ville, Ga., will ar
rive this week for a visit with Mrs.
Nunnally's sister, Mrs. Julian John
son. Mrs. Bill Lamont and children of
Ft. Moultrie are expected home this
Mr. and Mrs. Faye Morris of New
Bern are visiting Mrs. A. R. Morris.
Miss Elsie Upchurch is visiting
Miss Carolyn Johnson at Myrtle
Beach. The two girls were room
mates at Brenau college last winter.
Miss Mollie Cameron went to Mor
ganton for a visit Monday. She ac
companied Miss Nancy Hills Davis
Mrs. E. C. Workman of Newport
News, Va., is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Cole. Sri came especially
to see her mother, Mrs. Betty Cole,
who is with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Cole for the present.
C. J. Benner has been away from
his place of business this week on
account of sickness.
Mrs. Alfred Cole and Alfrel, Jr.,
attended the wedding of Miss Frances
McNeill to Cspt. Williamson in Fair
mont Friday night. The wedding
took place in the First Baptist church
at eight o'clock in the evening and
was followed by a reception at the
Mrs. James K. David and little
c'aughter are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert McLean. Major David has
received nis discharge from the army
air corps. He will be with the
International Air lines and is now
in Denver, Colorado, taking training.
Miss Jane Frazier, who was the
guest of Miss Josephine McLauchlin,
has returned to her home in Win-on-Salem.
She S3ng at Miss Mc-
juchlin' tea on Saturday afternoon
nd at the morning service in the
Presbyterian churth. Miss Frazier
delightei her hearers here with her
Mrs. Jack Durham took her
rrother, Mrs. L. B. Brandon, to Ral
eigh Monday to consult an eye spec
ialist. Mrs. J. R. Hampton, who has been
ill, was taken to Highsmithj hos--pital
Monday where she will re
Jurors Drawn For
August Term Of
Judge Frizzelle Scheduled To
Convene Criminal-Civil Term
Here August 20-
A mixed term of criminal and civil
Superior court is scheduled to be
convened here Monday, August 20,
with the Hon. Paul E. Frizzelle of
onow mu, presiding, it was siaiea
yesterday by John B. Cameron, court
Judge Frizzelle has been presiding
over the trial of former-president
Meadows of ECSTC at Greenville for
the past several weeks, and it ap
pears that the trial of the former
college head may continue beyond i
the date for the term of court sche
duled here. Mr. Cameron stated
that in case this should happen the
governor would assign a special judge
here for the term.
Few cases of either civil or crimin
al procedure are expected to be doc
keted for trial during the term.
Petit jurors drawn for service dur
ing the week are:
William Hair, McLauchlin; Bethune
Maultsby, Raeford; Hugh McGill,
Little River; W. H. Calloway, Que-
whiffle; David A. Smith, Raeford; i
J. A. Walters, Raeford; I. L. Newton,
Antioch; W. A. Flynn, Little River; L.
W. Willis, Stonewall; McRae Mc-
Lauchlin, D. H. Cameron, Little River;
Rex Currie, Blue Springs; R.
D. Conoly, Raeford.
W. J. Hasty, Allendale; D. W. Willis
Antioch; Jack Morris, Raeford; J.
P. Smith, Little River; J. L. Conoly,
Raeford; W. C. Ray, McLauchlin;
Malcolm Walters, Blue Springs; M.
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lin; B. F. Overton, McLauchlin; C.
L. Thomas, Raeford; D. J. Campbell,
Raeford; J. L. McFadyen, Stonewall;
J. D. Wilkes, McLauchlin; J. W. Mc
Bryde, Blue Springs; H. C. Max-
well, Stonewall; J. M. McGougan
Qtnnauralt1 f urta Qrwith Haofrtryi- T
Stonewall; Clyde Smith, Raeford; J,
A. Roper, Jr., Allendale; Jesse Parks,
Stonewall; F. C. McPhaul, Antioch.
The interior of the Raeford Furni
ture cortsny has received a couple
of coats of paint during the past.tion and ovariectomy, does not in.
week, and the display windows are
being completely redone. An at
tractive pastel .shade, of green ap
plied to the walls combines well with
the new ivory finish of the ceiling.
The furniture business, hard hit
by production priorities on material
and labor, apparently is gaining some
concessions under recent WPB rul
ings, and the Gatlins, Marion and
H. L., Jr., have recently received a
number of new items which are now
on display. Other new merchandise
is expected to arrive soon and ne
company expects to have more
for sale this fall season than in ahy
of the past several years, it was said.
Tobacco Sells Well
Floors First Week
Lumberton, Aug. 8.-Lumberton's
tobacco market swung into high ' . J.. s" "' '"e n-illion will be devoted to the pur
speed this week as the first full week I rate of ment rt U:la , J j fWlng I chase of garage machinery. Buildings
of the new 1945 season got under ft ' vnVn -If "T i to hou "ffi f'' e operating corn-
way on the heels of the high prices I " s P f ? 3"d of" Sanies will cost 1 and one-half million
that prevailed at the opening. Lum -
bcrton again was setting the pace
for good sales and top money, as
evidenced by the opening when a
market average of $44.64 was set on
the more than 750,000 pounds of to
bacco that went at auction.
Lumberton's seven warehouses are
taking care of the flow of tobacco
with six guaranteed sales every day.
Farmers here expressed high appro
val of the selling system and have
been greatly pleased with the prices
they are getting.
Better tobacco is now beginning to
flow into the Lumberton market cs
the farmers set their better grades in
shape for selling.
New Price Clerk
Mrs. Ruth Robinson Harkins has
been employed as the price clerk of
the county OPA to succeed Mrs. Mary
Ann Crenshaw, who recently re
signed. The Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Clegg
of Warrenton visited friends in Rae
ford Tuesday. Mr. Clegg, a former
pastor of the Raeford Methodist
church, and his wife are always as
sured of a warm welcome here.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Paschal of
Greensboro are spending a few days
here with Mrs. Pashal'i sister, Mrs.
J E. Gulledge and with relatives in
Post Office To Close
At 1 Saturdays
Beginning September 1st the
Raeford post office will close at
1 p. m. Saturdays instead of Wed
nesday, according to an anniunce
ment made by Postmaster Lacy
Best Cure For
Editorial Note: The following ar
ticle is based on research done by
Miss Evangeline Davis for the North
Carolina Mental Hygiene society.)
( By Evangeline Davis)
It is a grim paradox that, while
North Carolina has some 300,000 of
iis finest vnnnff men at war anH ic
llosing thousands of them through
(death or battle wound, it is also ma
king plans to coddle its mental de
fectives. For our system amounts to just
that: we provide all too inadequate
ly for custodial care of our men
tal patients. At the present Hire we
are doing little to try and return
them to society and to a normal, use
Some of these defectives could be
returned. But, more important, they
could be prevented, humanely and
sately, from procreating their own
kind, and thus filling the state with
The rate of incidence of feeble
mindedness grows, and most of that
increase can be traced to North Ca
rolina's willingness to put into op
eration a broad program of seienticfic
For some reason, perhaps through
ignorance of the facts, the state has
not made full use of sterilization. It
has, in fact, seldom talked about it.
In 1918 the first statute was written
(the word "sterilization" did not ap-
' ar in the text) but nQ tions
were performed under the act. In
1928 a second law was passed, but
it endured only four years, being
declared unconstitutional because it
made no provision for appeal to the
courts or notice of -hearing. The pres
ent law was passed in 1933, and is a
good eugenic sterilization law.
Eugenic sterilization, in contrast
to the radical operations of castra-
sex the individual, but only makes
impossible procreation. It permits
normal sexual life, and permits hap
py marriages without children. It
is advised only in cases in jvhich it
is reasonably certain that offspring
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would inherit the mental diseases!
or defects of either parent.
Under the present law steriliza
tion, in institutions, is recommended
by the superintendent, and a petition
presented to the State Board of Eu
genics. It is accompanied by com
plete medical and social histories,
and if the board orders an operation
it must be performed by a registered
physician. A relative or guardian is
always appointed to protect the in
terest of the patient, and the Board's
decision is reached in an open meet-
ing, when all interested parties are
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greater hope to futur
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uons. r-very neoieminded rjersnn
who might become a parent threatens
the stock of coming generations of
North Carolinians. In every single
case, the State should at least con
sider the wisdom of sterilization.
Talked Too Much, So
She Gets 60 Days
DURHAM, Aug. 8
woman, charged with disorderly con
duct, was asked by the prosecution if
she had a past record.
'T'hat's all I have been up for, isn't
it Judge?" she asked of Recorder A.
"I c'on't know," responded his hon-
"You ought to know what the
hell are you sitting up there for?"
Now she's in the jug for 60 days
30 for contempt and 30 on the ori
Coal For Tobacco
The Solid Fuels Administration for
War has announced that they will ac
cept .certificates for users of coal
for tobacco curing dated up to and
including August 13, 1945.
All users of coal for tobacco cur
ing should file an application at the
County AAA office before August ,
15, if they need additional coal
for curing tobacco.
School Buses Have
Record For Year
I Transportation Of 903 Pupils
Keuwres 144.180 Miles Of
Driving At Cost Of $18,930.CG.
Only one pupil of the Hoke county
schools was injured in the year of
1944-45 in the operation of the school
buses which hauled 943 pupils an
average of 810 miles per day for 178
days, according to the operational
report made to State schools office
in charge of pupil transportation.
The report submitted this week
from the office of K. A. MacDonald,
county superintendent, showed that
the 20 buses operated a total mileage
of 144,180 miles at a cost of $18,930.
66, of which expense the state paid
$18,541.53 and the county paid $419.-
13 buses used for the white schools
transported 701 pupils and operated
85,440 miles; 6 buses for the negro
schools transported 202 pupils, ri
erating 48,060 miles; and one bus
transporting 40 mdians, operated 10 -680
The one pupil injured sufficiently
to require medical attention was
hurt but slightly, according to the
The drivers, working under close
supervision of principals, established
a record in safety which drew much
favorable comment in the report.
Two girls, one 16 and one 19 years
of ages, n-ers-vcluded in the group
of 20 drivers used by the system
throughout the past year.
Bus Operator To
Spend 140 Million
On Inter-City Lines
Modern Terminals Planned For
Small And Large Towns.
CHICAGO, Aug. 8 Forty-two mil
lion dollars will be expended by the
nation's intercity bus lines for the
construction and remodeling of ter
minals and garage9 as soon as war
time restrictions are lifeted, ac
cording to figures released today by
the National Association of Motor
bus operators. This is more than
the industry s entire existing invest
ment in facilities of this type.
In addition to construction work,
the industry will purchase approxi
mately 6,000 motor coaches at a
cost of $90 million. The Dlanned
TH 7- U!6S W3S ais"
closed in a previous survey conducted
by the association. With another
$10 million earmarked for rehatjili-
taiing present equipment, the im
mediate postwar expenditures of the
intercity bus industry will total in
excess of $140 million.
New terminals, which are planned
for small towns as well as metropo
litan cities, will cost $24 million and
another $10 million will be spent for
new garage buildings. Remodeling
of present terminals to provide more
modern facilities for the convenience
and comfort of highway travelers
I will cost two and one-half million.
and one-half million will
be spent for the modernization of Ea-
rage buildings and two and one-half
The tremendous backlog of equip
ment and building needs, which will
give employment to many thousands
of returning servicemen, results from
the wartime dem?nds for essential
transportation and the industry's
long standing policy of continuous
replacement and improvement of its
facilities. All construction work has
been deferre-" sir.cp Pearl Harbor.
During the war, the passenger count
v,.;i,,,.av h,,00- k
although equipment made available
through government agencies has
been far short oT the industry's ac
Rejected In Civil War,
Doing Bit In This One
ELDRED, 111., Aug. 8. Warren
Beebe says he was rejected for armed
service in the Civil war as physically
unfit, but at 97 he's furnishing food
for victory in World War II.
Beetoe and his "kjo" brother, Frank,
who is 88. oDerate an 85-acre farm
near here and raise grain and hogs, i
In competition with younger far
mers, the elder Beebe won five first
premiums and two second prizes at
the Greene county fair this year.
In the Foxholes
Or in the Tanks
Care In Our Talk
IWill Help The Yanks
"vy Rain Saturday
a. res Pond Dams
-ere washed out Sat-
' .';. U'ers were damaged
i of several hours.
On.y const. ' watching saved 'be
dam of the ftaeford Power company
on the Rockfish.
Thp rim, nf RnVioi-t
Arch Stevens, and the mill pond at
Antioch, were washed out, and it
was necessary to cut the dams of the
clubhouse pond and the Upchurch
pond in order to save them. The fish
of the Stevens pond were washed
into the clubhouse pond while those
of the Gatlin pond went down the
Canning Is Major
Activity Of Home
(By Josephine Hall, home agent.)
TulW?V,e hme. demonstration
clubs of Hoke countv met in .Tnlv
with 111 present. The demonstra
tion was on "You and Your Appear
ance." The home agent, serving as chair
man of the Hoke County Camp and
Hospital council for the American Red
Cross, attended a meeting of Central
North Carolina council which was
held at Fort Bragg on the afternoon
of July 11.
Food conservation has been a major
project in Hoke county farm homes
during July. Mrs. Jim Smith, a
neighborhood leader, reports that she
sealed 398 cans of food in her home
for her neighbors. In many cases
the food was processed in Mrs. Smith's
Three pressure cookers and the
can sealer from the home agent's of
fice have been in constant use during
Bedside bags, bedroom shoes and
hospital kit bags for the Red Cross
were collected at each club meeting
ihe twelve clubs in the county
voted at the July meetings to pur
chase a wheel chair. The chair, .when
it arrives, may pe borrowed by the
club women or any member of the
family of a club member.
Thirty 4-H club members, fifteen
girls and fifteen boys, five leaders and
the farm and home agents spent the
last two days of July, at 4-H camp
at Camp Millstone, Richmond county.
Richmond and Scotland 4-H club
members also attended camp. Hoke
county club members won many
honors at this camp. Landon Yar
borough, Betty Jo Lovette and Mar
tha Harris won defense stamps for
being judged the best campers in
their respective groups. The Hoke
county team won the greatest num
ber of points in the swimming meet.
One cabin of Hoke county girls won
a box of candy for keeping the neatest
cabin during the week.
The Wayside club paid the camp
fee for a young 4-H club girl in
WACS To Leave
L-M Air Base
(From The Slipstream)
As part of a general consolidation
of small units of the Women's Armv
'Corps in the fou
Forces and Troop Carrier Coirmand.
enlisteo members Squadron W, L-M
Army Airbase. will be assigned to
units of WAC squadrons at other
10 and August 15.
The two squadron officers, Lt.
Sherrell Downey, commanding of
ficer, temporairly on leave, and Lt.
Clara Cooper, Adjutant currently
in command, will be made available
for re-assignment at this base.
FSA Will Sell Land
In Two Counties
PEMBROKE. Aug. 8. Approxi
mately 1.200 acres of timber and tim
ber lands at Wolf Pit farms in Rich
mond county and about 3.100 acres
of si-filar land at Pembroke Farm
in Roberson, will be offered for sale
at public auction August 29 an-i 30
by thf Farm Security administration,
said J. B. Slack, regional director. A
few small subsistence farm units will
be offered in addition to the timber
Sale of this property is in compli
ance with a mandate of Congress that
Farm Security administration liqui
date resettlement projects started by
the Resettlement administration from
Angus Currie, veteran of four years
and ten months in the army, has re
ceived his discharge on pt'ints, and
taken up civilian life again in Red
Springs. He began work last Fri
day as manager of the men's cloth
ing department of Grahams.
Sets Dates For
Hoke County System Loses One
Teacher Due To Enrollment;
Dates for the opening of schools
for the term to begin next month
were set at a meeting of the Hoke
county board of education held Mon
day in the office of County Superin
tendent K. A. MacDonald.
The white schools will open on
Monday, September 10, and will eloss
on May 28, -.according to the schedule
adopted, provided no time is lost dur
ing the year. A two-day Thanks
giving holiday is also planned.
The negro and indian schools will
open on October 8, and the closing
date is set for May 31.
Mr. MacDonald stated yesterday
that faculties for all the schools of
the county were complete with the
; ford school and that it was expected
that Principal C. H. McGregor would
have employed a teacher for that
position by today.
Mr. MacDonald stated that he felt
reasonably sure that the present lis
of teachers employed would be here
for the opening of the schools though
there was still a day or two during
which teachers were allowed to re
sign under the tersr.s of their con
tracts, and that a number of those
originally hired for county positions,
had resigned to take up other work.
A list of teachers will be released
for publication in next week's New
Journal. Registration and daily average at
tendance in the schools last year were
very good in all schools, Mr. Mac
Donald reported, with the exception
of Upchurch high school, the high
school for negroes. Mr. MacDonald
stated that the lower registration
there and a lower average daily at
tendance had resulted in the loss of
one teacher in that school, the only
teacher to be lost in the entire county
Matters in connection with the
opening of the Raeford Grammar
school have progressed very satis
factorily. Miss Margaret McKenzie,
principal, was in Raeford Tuesday
to complete arrangements for the
Capt. and Mrs. Mac Gum have tha
Clyde Upchurch, Jr. house for the
month of August.
Mrs. Hafner and Bobby are visit
ing in Chester, S. C. for the next
Capt. and Mrs. Stuart are spending
a week at Greenwood, S. C.
Mrs. Grey and Jimmie are spend
ing the next two weel:s at Hender
snnville. They will return to Rae
I ford about August 20th.
Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Jordan will
be hostesses to the Officers Wives
, 01 . "' r"eu s
Major and Mrs. ;;-h sp-.nt the
week end at the Ocean Forest. Myrtle
Capt. Max Price, with the 349th
Troop Carrier Command has arrived
i from overseas. Mrs. Price remained
in Raeford after Capt. Price left in
March. They are leaving the latter
part of the week for their home in
Oklahoma. He will have a 30-day
leave before retraimng.
Medals Awarded At
Mvton To Family
Of Major Lytch
Posthumous awards for Major An
gus V. Lytch, Jr., who was killed
in action in India-Burma-China thea
tre in 1944. were made to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Angus F. Lytch of
Laurinburg, at the Laurinburg-Max-ton
Army Airbase Wednesday.
The awards included a Distin
guished Flying Cross, an Air Medal
and Oak Leaf Cluster, for "meri
torious and extraordinary" achieve
ment. Major Lytch, a pilot then,
holding the rank of captain, partici
pated in 75 or more combat missions
in that theatre between March 27
and August 17. 1944, accordi-,? to the
citations, and these missions" resulted
in great damage to enemy bridges,
airdromes and other installations."
Major Lytch was a nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Lytch.
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