The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 11
KAEFOKD. N. C . THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1913
KM PEK YEAR
news or OUR
Horace Williams Now
Listed As Dead By
Horace Williams, BM 2-c, who was
reported as missing in action on
January 21, 1943, is now officially
listed as dead, according to a tele
gram received this week by his wife,
the former Miss Jjhnr.y Autry, of
Raeford and Red Springs..
Details given by the Navy stated
that Williams lost his life while ser
ving aboard the aircraft carrier, Tic
onderoga, which was hit by three
Jap suicide plm?3 in an action off
Willi-. . ,. nf nnr0tn
S. C, wes a resident of Red Springs
.. . , .. -
and before entering the service was
employed by the Mid-State cloth
mills there. Hj anlisted in 1941 and
trained at Norfolk TS. Then he
served tvio yean in the Atlantic be
fore going to the Pacific area. Sur
viving ar his widow, and four
brothers: Cpl. W. B. Williams and
Cpl. J. R. Williams with the army
overseas, and Jame3 and HildrerWil
liams of Georgetown.
lit. Gel. James G. Currie left this
week for Ft. Leonard Wood to re
port for duty.
Capt. Paul Dickson landed in the
States Saturday, having come on, the
Queen Elizabeth. He reached Bragg
and home Monday. After a thirty
day rest he will report to El Paso,
Luke McNeill, who has just finished
his boot training for the navy, is visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
McNeill. Sgt. John K. McNeill, Jr.,
and Mrs. McNeill aiso spent the week
end in Raeford.
Joe Upchurch of the Navy and the
Lake Champlain, span six days with
his parents this week.
S 2-c Zane Gray Norton of Bain
bridge, Md., spent the past week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Norton.
Sgt. Hallie Haire left Friday for
Mississippi after spending a
day furlough with his
anj M.rs. J. B. Haire of Raeford,
F. Wr:gnt, son of Mr.
A. W right, has just ar-
ar.d Mrs. E.
l.i t ii:u Du?.i::eu uenerai
hospital, Erigham City, Utah, where ;
he rtceivcJ h:
from the army.
George Weaver On
Aircraft Repair Ship
Fifth Air Service Area Command.
Philippines. Pfc. G?orge B. Weaver
of Raeford, is now stationed aboard
one of the army air forces new float
ing aircraft repair iepots. The boat
is attached to Col. Leo H. Dawson's
Service Area Command,
and Pvt. Weaver w.vks in the all
important dope and fabric shop,
where airplane control surfaces are
repaired. Prior to entering the arm-
Pfc. Weaver was ed:'or of the:
Btrtie Ledger-Advance, Windsor, N
C. He has been overseas 8 months
Pfc. Weaver is authorized the army
pw i nwinMii)Jnmiii iiiiijijwLiyiiwffwwwwwiiwiWM
good conduct medai, the Asiatic-Pa- pean" campaign, and wears 1 battle
cific theatre ribbon with two bronze star, the Good' Conduct, Pre-Pearl
battle participation stars, and the;Harbor. American theatre, and the
Philippine liberation ribbon with one ' ETO ribbons. He attended Hoke
bronze battle participation star. ihigh school His father lives at
Pfc. Weaver is the son of Mrs. Rt. 2 Raeford. He entered the army
G. H. Weaver of Raeford and has i September 16, 1940, and has served
a wife and son, Mrs. Leonita C. Wea-loverseas from April 26, 1942 to April
ver, and Creorge Artnur Weaver, o :
Miami, Fla., Aug. 15. A group of
overseas veterans heading for home
Seven Clinics In
County Opened By
' Dales Given For Immunization
! Treatments For Tvnhoid. Din-
thcria. Whooping Cough And of the group which was held last
Smallpox. (Friday at Chapel Hill. Virgil Joyce,
' lof Forsyth, was reelected president.
Montrose, Bowmore, Dundarrach, The executive voted not to hold
Raeford and Rockfish were visited! an annual meeting of the association
this week by members of the Hoke this year, but approved a series of
County health department for the j district meetings to be held through
first of a series of four clinics to be .out the state.
held at these places, and Antioch I
and Wayside will be visited today to
complete the first round of these
seven communities where Jyphoid
Diptheria, Whooping cough an
Smallpox immunizations will be gi
All children are required by law to
have Diptheria and Whooping Cough
vaccinations by the end of their
first year, and children ,from 6 to
9 months may receive the Diptheria
vaccine safely, while any infant over
6 weeks old is hardly affected by the
whooping cough vaccine. Diptheria
requires two doses one month apart
yphoid requires three doses
whnnninB ennsh four doses, at week-
The schedule of future clinics is:
Montrose; August 20, 27, and Sep
tember 3 from 9:30 to 11.00 a. m.
Bowrr.ore August 20, 27, and Sep -
tember 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m.
Dundarrach August 22, 29, and.snouia oe carried on w:in an un
Septemiber 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m. (diminished sense of responsibility.
Rockfish August 22, 29, and Sep-:1" his radio address on the night of
tember 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m. August 9, the President said:
Antioch August 16, 23, 30, and "Victory in a great war is not
September 6 from 9:30 to 11:00 a. m.!omething that you can win once
Raeford August 21, 28, and Sep-1
tex.ber 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 p. m. Also
every Saturday from 10:00 tp 12:00
!.. ln.e ?ora c,,mc wiu oe new
tn neaitn aeDariment ana mose in
the county will be held in the com
munity houses in the respective com
in North and South Carolina ar
rived at Miami Army Air Field in
a sinirle dav as Air Transport Com
mand's Carrtobean Division reached
the 1,000-a-day peak in flying troops
home from widely scattered the
aters. The group included Cpl. Sam
uel B. Hendrix, 30, Rt. 2, Engineers,
33 months service in Europe termi
nated in German, seven battle stars.
Helping Get Army
Out Of Europe
With the 75th Infantry Division in
the Assembly Area. After nearly
100 days of front line fighting, Pfc.
Daniel R. Currie of Raeford, a mem
ber of the 730th Field Artillery, of
the 75th Infantry division, is now
working to move American soldiers
to the United States and the Pacific.
The 730th is staffing Camp San An
tonio, one of the 17 vast tent camps
of the Assembly Area Command in
Commanded by Lt. Col. Maxwell
E. Rich, the 730th was in action 98
of its first 126 days on the continent.
Rushed into the Ardennes break
through on Christmas Eve, the 730th
was later moved south to help clean
out the Colmar Pocket, where it dis
tinguished itself fighting with the
first French Army. From there, the
division moved north to Holland the
"""ViMaas Rivtr sector-
-and then fought
,i., Rhino anH th Ruhr
pfc. Currie wears 3 battle stars.
ar.d the good conduct and meritorious
'service plaque ribbons. He attend-'7,
jeri Hoke hlgn 5-.hool. His wife, Mrs.
.r-ii; eP arks Currie .lives at Raeford.
Awaiting Shinnins Room
With the 75ih Infantry Division
in the Assembly Area. Transfer
red from his oli organization be
cause of high points, Sgt. Clarence
M. Willis of Raeford. Rt. 2., now is
a member of the 730th Field Artil
lery Battalion. 75th Infantry divi
sion, roving American troops to the
United States and the Pacific. While
awa.tx.g nis turn to snip nome, me
730th is staffma Camp San Antonio.
nne nf the 17 vast trnt centers of
(the Assembly Area Command in
Northwestern France. Major Gen-
B. Lord heads the Area
which processed 8.000
men daily and can accomodate 270,-
000 troops at one time.
Before join'.rg the 75'.h Infantry
division, S?t. Willis fought with the
541st FA BX in the "Centra! Euro-
20, 1944 and from February 5, 194a
to the present date
Tires, Meats. Shoes Remain On
Controlled List, Says Bowles.
Officer Of Tax
J. A. McGoogan, tax supervisor of
Hoke County, was re-named vice-1
president of the State association of I
Tax Supervisors, at a meeting of I
lhe officers and executive committee
United War Fund
Year After V-Day
County Chairman McGoogan
Cites Continued Need For Our
Belief was expressed here by John
;viuiruoSdn, cndiiman oi united,
War Fund of Hoke County, that thejfinit. .m.,.m..,c imm,jiai.ii
, work of the National War Funn will
' u : i .
have to continue for at least one year
after V -J Day.
President Truman has given us two
reasons, Mr. McGoogan said, why
i' wuua-wiue causes supported
iiniougn me iauona: war funa
ana lur an, ime victory in a oaii
game. Victory in a great war is
soTething that must be won and
kept won. It can be lost after you
,have won it-it you are careless or
negligent or indifferent. Europe today
is hungry. As winter comes on the dis
tress will increase. Unless we do
what we can to help we may lose
next winter what we won at such.ary to China under the Southern
terrible cost last spring. Desperate
men are liable to destroy the struc- wesoytenan church Sunday morn
ture of their society to find some in8 at the regular morning worship.
'substitute for hope we must help to
the limit of our strength. And we, and has many friends who will be
will." (delighted with this opportunity to
"I think all would agree with the hear him preach again.
President," said Mr. McGoogan, "that Since h's return to this country
the private relief agencies of thejf"m China when he was released
National War Fund have a task to
do that is indispensible and unique
in carrying to those who have sut-
fered most a timely expression of
sympathy and neighborly concern
from the American people."
Further, he concluded, we must
rerrember that as long as our men
and women are in the armed forces, !
we must keep the USO at their side.
That job is not done until the last '
service flag comes down because th?
last GI has come home.
On Way Home
With the 35th Infantry Division,
Assembly Area Command, France.
Pfc. Kenneth A. Haire is enroute
home from Europe with the 5-Star
Santa Fe" Division, which in ten
months battled across the Elbe Riv
er to within 42 miles of Berlin. The
35th ended its occupational duties
in Germany during the second week '
of July and moved to Camp Nor- I
folk, one of the Assembly Area Com- I
and's 17 redeployment camps near t
Reims. Elements of the division ser- i
o v,nnr o,,nr fnr Pp i rion t i
Truman when he arrived at An-
twero. Hitting Omaha Beach July
1944, the 35th forced the Germans
from St. Lo, broke the counter-of-
1 fPn:ve at Mor'.ain. swept across
I France, cracked into Germany's Saar n
I Valley on D;eember 12, and then
i whipped into Belgium and Luxea'
bourg to wither Von Rundstedt's Ar
I'.iennes bulge. ;
I Following a shift to the Vosaes
Alountains. the division dashed 300,
'miles north through Holland to jump'
the Roer and Rhine rivers, crushed
Siegfried line defenses, an j scnopel
up more than 30.000 PW's by V-E
to rnark the end of over 1600
combat miles in the ETO.
Pfc. Haire is the son of Hugh
Haire. Rt. No. 2. Raeford, X. C. He
holds the following decorat irns: Com
bat Infantry badge, ETO ribbon.
Good Conduct ribbon, Purple Heart.
A 50 gallon still 'and other equip
ment was captured by county of
ficers Crawford Wright ar.d H. E.
Dees last week. The still was lo
cated in a patch of woods in Que-:
Walter Sinclair and Willie Thorn-'of
ton Albrooks, negroes, were taken Six sales are guaranteed, with morn
into custody, and officers stated they ir.g sales beginning at 9 o'clock and
admitted ownership of the blindtiger, afternoon sales beginning at 1:40
wkich was not in operation at the o'clock. Seven warehouses are hami
time of the raid. They will be given , ling the Lumberton, auctions this
3 hearing August 23, it was said. year.
Place For Post
Two High School Awards An
nounced To Be Presented An-
nually To Outstanding Stu. ;
I A V III ft IV,. Ill,,, . . '
The presentation of two awards,
to the bnv and eivl. nf the Hoke !
County high school who attain the
most outstanding record, were ap
proved by the Ellis Williamson Post
of the American Legion at
group s meeting Monday evening.
Th ,-, ,.nt. t nt. ih.
annually, and a committee was ap -
pointed to select the candidates. corn -
posed of A. W. Wood, N. H. G. Bal
four and J. Allen Jones. This com
mittee will set up rules under which
the awards are to be made and post
them on the school bulletin board.
D. H. Hodgin, recently named ser
vice officer, was authorized by the
post to make arrangement for carry-
lir.ff nut 'Via work nf th rtffia
I Xhe which has been meeting
: thp HpciH1 tn mats l
fnP ,,;, nl-jo Cher. ,h mnntv, I
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!y meetings ;id other legion activi
ties will be held. Several other pro
jects and civic activities were dis
cussed and plans for their prosecu
tion are to be presented at the next
meeting, according to Commander
meeting, according to
1 W. L. Poole.
Dr. McMillan Will
Preach Sunday To
Wagrani Native Again To Ap
pear In Raeford Pulpit.
Dr. Hudson McMillan, a mission
Baptist board, will preach in the
Dr. McMillan is a native of Wagram
from a Japanese prison. Dr. McMil
lan has been serving in an executive
capacity with the Southern Baptist
', Missionary board with headquarters
in Richmond, Va
The pastor of the church, the Rev.
H. K. Holland, is on vacation with
his family in Montreat. He will re
turn to Raeford the first of Septem
ber. ft ft' i. J
By Hoke Court
Alexander McRae paid costs for
reckless driving and $60 costs for
carrying a-concealed weapon in coun
ty court Tuesday. Bill Corbett paid
$10 and costs for drunkeness and re-
sisting arrest and was put on good
behavior for two years,
Leon Gilchrist paid costs for trans-
porting illegal liquor ar.a tne couri
ordered his car confiscated
others paid costs. They were: Archie
Ross, drunkeness: Harris Easterlins.
drunkeness; Carrie Mae Easterling,
"'-Proper Diases; isaoei ivicis.oy ana.urs. i. n. .ucuregor. uaurnnig.
Alice Tisdale, possession of illegal
whiskey; and Robert Alexander, il-,
legal parking. Ail defendants were
Sells 6,000,000 Lbs.
For High Average
LUMBERTON. Aug. 15. Lumber-
ton toba?co market has been selling
big quantities cf t.bacco ever since
the market opened this s-.ason and
has been breaking all price records
in the h''story i.f the market. Through
l.irt Friday the Lumberton mar-;
ket had fold S.!71,33 pounds of to-
Ifcn and Fri i ly's. averas; for the
tliil.813 pounds sold that ''ay was
$45.45 a hundred po :',..l-. 'c'nairc? rour.-e. haviner ciu.V.if iH f r
M.ii'.Hay'- i: sales cper.ed the ;he Army Air Forres Training Com-seo-ir.d
f ill wei k of soiling since the n-.and technical school with out
opening, aod r 1 1 warehouses are fil- s'ar.ding marks on the ar:v.y apiit'ide
led every s..!o. Up to thi week . tests .
';he highest daily average was $45.63 j
a hundred. , Miam: Beach, Fla., AuS. ID. Pvt.
Tobacco farmers have been highly! Ray E. Zimmerman, husband of Mrs.
pleased with the prices they have , Kathleen Zimmerman. Raef i-d. N
Lumberton since the
opening ar.d are high in their praise
the Lu.rberton auction system.
Hoke Quota United
War Fund Set At
4,192 For 1945
The Hoke County quota for ' -United
War Fund drive which
be conducted in the county d'
October was set at $4,192 or SI
bove last year's figure, John A. k
, , ,
oogan. county tuna cnairman s-.aiea
Mr. McGoogan stated that probably
Us much or more would be needed
lor me tuna during tne xiri yea.
after the war as was needed in the
past year, and that plans were be
ing made in Hoke county and the
state to cooperaie nuiy wun me
fund this year so mat none oi ;ne
reliet agencies nor tne lu wouia
i!ufftr due ,0 a slackening on the
IP - 1" of the people now that all the
fighting has ceased. The arme.i
forces will still have irany men in
need of the USO facilities scattered
over the face of the globe, he said,
and the question of morale will be
greater now than when fighting was
in progress, and all of these facilities !
will have to be maintained pretty
fully for at least another year.
For Hoke Schools
Opening Sept. 10
Physical Education Post At High
School Only Vacancy To Be
Faculties for the white schools of
Hoke county are complete, it was
announced yesterday by K. A. Mac
Donald, county superintendent, with
the exception of the physical educa
tion instructor for the Hoke high
The white schools are to open on
September 10, it was stated, and
school will end on May 28, if the
schedule adopted last week is ad
hered to throughout the year.
Faculties for the six schools ace
Mrs. ..Bertha Hardesty of Shannon.
R. A. Smoak, principal; Miss Mil
dred Womble, Mrs. Earl ' Montague
and Mrs. Smoak.
J. M. Andrews, principal; Miss Irene
Downer, and Miss Hortense McGreg
or of Laurinburg.
T. C. Jones, principal; Mrs. Wal
ter T. Bostic of Fayetteville; Mrs.
Milton Capps and Mrs. Treva T.
Hoke County High School
C. H. McGregor, Laurinburg, dis
trict principal; Mrs. Graham Dickson,
Mathematics; Mrs. Elizabeth B. Dur
ham, home economics; W. P. Phillips,
agriculture; Mrs. Dwight Ayres, pub
lis school music; Mrs. Chandler Rob
erts, commercial; Mrs. Doris S. Les
ter, science; Miss Miriam Watson, Red
Springs, English and Latin; Mrs. I
Arthur D. Gore, English. Latin and j
library; Mrs. John C. McLean, Eng
lish and French; Mrs. T. N. Mc-i
Lauchlin, Bible; Mrs. Malcolm Mc
Keithan, eighth irade: Miss Mayme '
McKeithan, eighth grade and social .
Raeford Elementary School
Miss Margaret McKenzie, Gibson, '
principal and seventh graoe: Mrs. F.
i R. Davis, sixth and seventh grades
Miss Alma Ferguson, sixth grade;
i fifth grade; Miss Sarah Blue, Park-
'on, fourth ar.d fffth grades: Mrs.
Bill Roberts, fourth grade: Mrs. J.
Barnes, third grade;
M:;s Margaret I
'Register, Wadsboro. second grade:
I Mrs. Dwight Brown, secon and third
I grades: Miss Lillian Johnson, Holly
! Springs, first grade: Mrs. Larry Wal-.
ter. Southern Pines, first gra'-'e; Mrs.
H. C. McLaughlin, piano; and Mrs.1
Aran, G. Stuart, piano. j
J KEESLER FIELD. Biloxi, Miss.,
' Aug. 11. The job of helping kern,
Arrer'ca's giant bombers in fU'r.tbtg
trim for their aerial assaui's nn the
'Axis awaits Pvt. Tbort.as A. Pott. r.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Potter of,
Racial. Pvt. Potte- was er-ollcl i
here this week for Keosler Fiel.l'j j
, 76-day b.v'c airplane and ena:n-' mo-I
jC.. has been admitted to tl-.o AAF
Regional and Convalescent hospital.
; Miaxi district, for treatment ar.d
The price of ryon staple fiber has
been reduced from 60 cents a pound
to about 24 cents at present. This
mean; keen competition for cotton.
v ., "'or Savs Atomic Bomhs
'S '6 Obliteration Of His
Tuesda.. S a'. 7 o'clock the
leaders of i, nited Nations an
nounced to the .vorld that Emperor
Hirohita of Japan has accepted the
unconditional surrender terms agreed
upon at Potsdam, and the war of the
General Douglas McArthur was
appoinnted supreme allied comman
der of that area and emissaries of
the Japanese errperor are to sign the
official surren.-'er papers at Manila,
and upon the signing of the papers
President Truman will officially de
clare V-J Day. Under the terms
of the surrender the Japanese em
peror is to retain his position, for
a time but he is to take orders from
General McArthur. At such time as
the Allies decide, the people of Ja
pan are to be allowed to decide upon
their type of government by popular
In announcing the surrender to his
people the Emperor stated that the
invention of the atomic bomb an its
use against them had brought about
the d;nision to surrender.
The Japanese premier, Suzuki, and
his cabinet resigr.ei, and at least one
member, War Minister Anami, was!
reported by Tokyj radij as having
Gasoline, Fuel Oil,
Those gas stamps are not any good
any more, you can buy all th; gas
you want without th:m, but Chester
A. Bowles, OPA Administrator, said
you had better take care of those
tires for awhile longer, in announc
ing the end of rationing of gasoline,
fuel oil, and canned goods yesterday
follownig the end of the war with
Meats, fats and oils, sugar, shoes
and tires will be rationed for some
while longer "until military cutbacks
and increased production brings ci
vilian supplies more nearly in bal
ance with civilian demand" the ad
Within a few hours after the an
nouncement of the end of the war,
the War Manpower Commission re
moved all restrictions on employ
ment. Other wartime restrictions are
expected to be removed a3 quickly
SCHEDULE Monday through Sat
urdays, except Wednesday, 1030 to
6:00. Closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 12:30.
Miss Betty McLean has been elec
ted student assistant by the Hoka
County Library board to take the
place of Miss Shirley Blue, who will
enter Duke university in September.
The book chosen as the '"Victory
Book" of the year by the North Ca
rolina Federation of Women's clubs,
is "My Country," by Russell W. Da
venport. Club women who wish to
read this book can fir.d it in th.3
Mysteries an light fiction recent
ly received a"e as follows:
Bullets ior the Bridegroom, Dodge;
Arrow PiA,ng Nowhere. Daly; The
Curse of tUS:'or.7e Lamp. Dickson;
G:ve Mlfc Stars. Tr.oer; Homecom
ing, Cfvr Ann Star. Senior Nurse1,
A number of bo-ks frim the Junior
Literary Guild hi.- recently been
placed on the shelves ar.d the boys
and g'r'.s ar; i'wi'ei to cor.ie in for
something to read.
IV.kerson. Char!-- Le:v.ood
G'Ts. Ht.iM Lee-.
H.iiMik. Kenry Mo'eolm
Hob-nn. How a"d Cl ver.ce
Park. K.nre-.h B-.-.w.
Rockholt, Crn'e We.-ioy
Br.'jV'i. Willie Ophila
Cooks. Jarcs Arthur
Kelly. H T m Nathaniel
Leach. G. L.
MeBryde. Jerry Layton
McGregor, William James
Morrison, Albert Lee
Murphy, James Artis
Ross, Benny G.