The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
Volume xl No. 12
MtHiK: V ( THURSDAY. AUG-23rd, 1943
JMMI PLK YEAR
Hoke Boys Meet
Thomas Davis, seaman first class
and son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Davis
of Raefoid, Rt. 2, and Henry John
son, son of Charlie Johnson of Shan
non, route, recently met in the South
Pacific, while there ships were re
ceiving supplies at a base there. They
enjoyed a three-hour chat.
Young Davis has just been pro
mote! to first class seaman, and his
brother, Paul, recently graduated
from Maxwell Field and was com
missrsned flight officer.
T-4 J. F. McMillan Sets
Building Record With
WITH THE 83rd 'THUNDERBOLT'
DIV., Deggendorf, Germany, July 10.
T-4 Joseph F. McMillan, Com
pany A, 308th Engineers, construc
tion boss over 20 PWs, in six days
built a 12000 square foot open-air
theatre seating 2000 people at Deg-gen-lorf,
Germany. The special ser
vice office of the 329th Inf., recog
nizing a need fos an auditorium large
enough to hold 1500 men, hit upon
the possible sight near the town.
From then on T-4 McMillan of Rae
ford, N. C, took over.
First he drew plans lor a stage 42
feet wide by 30 feet deep, including
two dressing rooms at the rear o:
the platform. He then plarned far
enough tenches for 2000 men.
For the actual construction 20
prisoners of war were provided. -The
time from the first board sawed
until the last nail was hammered
took six days. In that time he not
only built an open-air theatre, he
also set up foot lights for evening
Hilton Seals Member
. vy Chaplain Class
; HAM.STON, S. C, Aug. 225
.rth Carolinians now in training in
the Navy Chaplain training program
at the Duke 1 vinity school of Duke
university will start a five week
period of special instruction in
Charleston under Navy Chaplains
on August 21.
The students selected are Perry
William England, of PO Box 62,
Smyie,, Gastonia; Francis W. Fowler
of 1027 West Fifth Street, Charlotte;
Ernest Wilson Glass of 310 Greens
boro Avenue, Sanford; Robeey Wil
liam Harwell of Salisbury Drive,
Mooresville and Daniel Hilton Seals
of Rt. One, Raeford.
The training period in Charleston
Is a part of the two year course be
ing given the men. Charles S. Mc
Coy of 437 South Main St., Laurin
burg, a senior trainee who is ex
pected to graduate soon, will not ac
company the group to Charleston.
Johnny C. Taylor Aboard
Vessel Aiding Bunker Hill
A BO AD THE USS ENGLISH IN
THE PACIFIC. Johnny C. Taylor,
seasmnn, first cbss, I'SNR, whose
wife, Louise, lives at Raeford. fought
flames, smnke and crazity exploding
shells for three dramatic hours when
this destroyer went to the aid of
the fire-r: "den carrier USS Rtmkcr
Hill, smashed by Jap suic-.de pilo'
last May 11. Threadira her ctiref-t.
way th-:-urh fea? d..f.er! with Bunker
H '.1 mm who ha"1 beer, blas'ed over
board it fc.-d j'uap.d to e-enne
fiimes. an Hvho were 'ic-ira picked
up by p-'-n- ship--, the English -cached
the VaztRg fiat-tii' and beaar.
p.nir:.n? w-'rr ". the fire'. The
cruUer TiS Wilkes B-.rr- r"d an
o'her r . troyr". USS v Charles S.
Stierry, ??.r-.p in close to help the
English -rove to a r.e-.v position. Just
before -a? nulled away, tl...e men
cro-tchir? in the carrier's (tun tubs
to escate fames drnppe' ur.sscratch
ed to simp's deck.
Creep. rg in close to the carrier's
frr.tall. whfre 3"1 or 4" men were
trapped, the English poured tons of
water r.croys the nrrrow gap separa
ting the two ships. Breathing ap
paratus and fire fightir.a equipment
were sent a. toss.
Shortly after 1 p. m.. the fires
wore b: night under control. Then
English crew members sent over
ke's of steaming coffee to the
-ey.d, exhauster! carrier men.
I r in the afternoon Admiral Mare
Mitschcr and his staff were trans
put ed to a rew f'.ajjhip by the Eng
lish. Seaman J. D. Gore
Aboard "Mighty A"
ABOARD THE USS ALABAMA
IN THE PACIFIC J. D. Gore, sea
man, first class, USNR, whose wife.
Term Of Superior
For This Week
I Judge J. Paul Frizzelle Still
Presiding Over Meadows Trial
The term of superior court sche
duled for Hoke county this week was
cancelled last Thursday by Governor
Cherry when it became definite that
Judge J. Paul Frizzelle would not be
available to preside here.
Only a few cases were scheduled
; to be tried in the court here with only
one criminal case on the docket.
However, five expectant divorces
were among those whose cases will
not be heard for some weeks.
Judge Frizzelle is presiding over a
special term of court at Greenville
where Dr. Leon Meadows is being
tried on embezzlement and false pre
tense charges. The term is in its 12th
week. The case is expected to be
given to the Pasquotank county jur
ors late today, with Judge Friz
zelle concluding his charge to them
late last night.
Training Is Suspended
By Order Of Gen. Old
Cessation of training activities at
Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air base,
as well as flying other than admini
strative and for the purpose of main
taining flying proficiency, has been
ordered by Brig. Gen. W. D. Old,
Command General, A F T C C.
Beulah, lives at Raeford, is serving
aboard this battleship which in one
month's time raided the Japanese
mainland twice, bombarded a Jap
held island north of Okinawa and
rode unscathed through a violent
typhoon. One of the raids against
the Nip homeland was uneventful,
but daring the other operation the
"Mighty A", as the man-o' war is
known to her crowmen, ran into a
hornet's nest of Jap suicide pilots.
Scores of the Kamikaze planes were
shot outside the task force forma
tion. Alabama gunners claim credit
for downing two ot these planes and
assisting in destroying another.
One Kamikaze, a "Zeke"-type
fighter, flew through clouds of ack
ack before singling out this ship as
his target, but as he turned to make
his death run, his plane was hit and
crashed flaming, a scant 300 yards
A Captain Now
David Scott Currie, Jr., has re
cently been promoted to the rank
of captain. He is now serving with
a ground crew with the 8th Air force
in England, white he has spent the
past two years.
Cpl. Dan Howell arrivej home
Sunday, having received a discharge
from the army under the point
system. Cpl. Howell has been in
service since 1940, serving in the
States and overseas with tne 232rd
aoast artillery in the carribbean. He
has recently been stationed at Camp
Gordon. Ga. He is the son of Mrs.
P. C. Howell of Raeford. Route 2.
Lt. Charlie Eiddle is spending a
eave here w ith his family.
James Wood of th? Maritime Ser
vice is spending two weeks here.
Mr. and Mrs. IT. B. Nixon hive
-eceivd a message that their sor.
Douglas, feaman first iloss of th?
.if. vy. has nrrlved i'i the States aftfi"
serving "in t'.'f South Pacific for
several months. They have a!-., lcr
tit'l- 1 of the s-fe arrival of another
son. Pvt. James Nixou. ioxewhere in
Pvt. O is Webb h'is been spending
a 21-day furlough with his wife and
a:Vnts. M '. ar.d Mrs. J. A. Webb
Robert Lee Walt-. r?, S 2-c. of the
navy, arr'ved in the South Pacific
a few days before the surrender of
Cpl. Malcolm B. Culbreth has re
turned home from Europe aft. r ser
years overseas. He ar
rived at Fort Bragg on August 5th
ar.d has received a discharge under
the point system. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Culbreth of
near Raeford. He entered the army
n March. 1941 and aws attached to
Hea .quarters Battery, 17th Field Ar
tillery Bn. He saw action in North
A'-'-?. Sicily, Italy, France, Ger
many, and Austria and wears the
American Defense ribbon, ETO rib
bon with seven stars, ar.d the good
Henry Wilson, negro patient at
Sanatorium, was ordered transferred
to the tubercular wards of the prison
division of the state Sanatorium in
county court Tuesday when he was
convicted of assault with a knife
upon Cleveland Smith, an attendant
at the hospital.
Judge McDiarmid ordered Wilson
confined to the county jail for a
period of twelve months and as
signed to the Prison san to be worked
there when able.
Jim Hardy, white, paid costs and
was put on good behavior for 2 years
for drunkeness and damage to prop
erty. McColl Stringfield and James
McRae each paid $10 and costs, and
Edward iMcRae, all negroes, paid
costs, for assault upon Willie Blue.
All defendants are on good behavior
j for two years. Annie Singleterry
vpaid costs for drunkeness; James L.
McNair and William H. Adams, each
paid costs for operating car without
drivers' license; Lewis C. Stubbs paid
costs for drunkeness and $20 fine
and $5 damages to Sanatorium for
property destroyed; I-rank Davis paid
$25 and costs for drunkeness and
assault; Ed McMillan paid costs for
drunkeness. Hardy was the only
white man among defendants tried.
Dr. Fairley Supply
Minister Of First
The Rev. Watson M. Fairley, D. D.,
of Montreat, former pastor of the
Raeford Presbyterian church, has ac
cepted the supply ministership of
the First Presbyterian Church of
Lurrberton, it was announced yes
terday by Dougald Stewart, chair
man of the pulpit committee of the
Dr. Fairley will take up his new
work the first week of September
and continue until the pastor, Lt.
Com. R. L. Alexander, returns from
duty with the Chaplains Service of
; the Navy, a period estimated three to
Dr. Fairley retired from the pas
torate of the Raeford church sev
eral years ago, ar.d since that time
has made his home at Montreat, and
acted as supply pastor of the Val
dese church. He and his wife will
make their home in the manse at
Lumberton, it was stated, while he
is serving the church there.
Adcox, William Francis
Bailey, Richard B.
Blackburn, Thomas Chester
Bobbitt, David Green
Frguson, Marvin Alexander
Lamb, Paul Willard
Long, James Tillman
McFadyen, Neil Dougald
Seagroves, Edwin Wilson '
Thomas, William Fred
Wood, Allen Wilton
Tyler, Joseph (Indian).
Camp Davis Becomes
Marine Base Aug. 19
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 22. Camp
Davis. N. C. which was turned over
to the Army Air Force by the Any
S.rviees some time ago, has been de
clared surplus by the War Depart
ment and is being transferred to the
navy. it was announced at Hea -uartcr-
Fourth Service Command
today. The navy will iiti!;z? all of
the ios'a'latim-: with the except: n
, of 812 acres known as Fort Fisher,
which the Army Air Farces will re
tain. The navy ;s cxpeo-cd 'o fait-- r --r
I 'y the latter part of .Varus; ar.d
At F i:ces .nr. be out hv Aug:"-
21. Th-. re r re fi."l rf w.r
.t Camp Davis who will be- trvis
Ends For Papers
The Office of Censorship annojn
ced it had terminated all its censor
ing activities by authorization of the
President in view of the end of hos
tilities, and had put into effect de
tailed plans for demobilization of
This means 1here is no longer any
voluntary censorship of the American
press and radio or any censorship
by this Office of internation com
munications. The reading of letters,
telegrams, cablegrams and radio
grams an-' the listening to in'er
national telephone conversations has
In a note to editors and broad
casters, Bryon Price, director of Cen
sorship, informed them that the Code
of Wartime Practices for the Ameri
can Press and Badio and its atten
dant cautions were cancelled.
One Navy Contract Still In
force, Says J. C. McKinnon.
With but one major war contract
etained after thp iirrnrftr nf Ja
pan, the Edinburgh Cotton mills be
gan mis ween turning out yarns for
Civilians USeS. it WH CtatoH tnJzv
J. C. McKinnon, manager of the con
SuOn aftPf the Slirt-nr?.-r th mlllc
were notified that the Navy had can
celled most of the orders for firms
supplied by Edinburgh with yarn.
However, one concern had orders
which have not been cancelled and
certain yarns are till 1v;vr:,-.Je
here J n"
For 'taxjtM'I lHi ,'
the 1 jt
exclusively producing yarns for arm
ed service materials.
Max Lanier To Pitch
Sunday At Robbins
Max Lanier, pitching star in the
World Series of last year for the
St. Louis Cardinals, will be given
the mound assignment for one of
the games of a doubleheader to be
played Sunday at Robbins Park in
Red Springs Invitational tcjrna
ment. These are semi-final games
and the finals of the tourney are
to be played there September 2.
Canning Now By
Operation of the county cannery
will be only by appointment instead
of on regular days, it was announced
by W. P. Phillips, who with Mrs.
Elizabeth Durham and Mrs. J. P.
Smith, has directed operations dur
ing the summer.
Mr. .Phillips stated that the de
mand iad lessened greatly in the
past few days, and that those wish
ing to use the canning facilities would
have to make arrangements with one
of the three a'bovenamed at least one
day in advance. Phones are: Mr.
Phillips, 510-6; Mrs. Durham, 520-1.
Clark Reunion And
The annual Clark reunion will be
held at the home of Mrs. Flora M.
Clark on Saturday, August 25. A
picnic dinner will be served at 1
o'clock and all family groups are
asked to bring well-filled baskets.
New State Laws
City an.i county officials here and
throughout the S'ate are th's week
receiving a 60,000-word summary ot
the new laws passed by the 1945
General Assembly, prepared by the
Institute of Government staff.
The publication, which was issued
from the Institute's main office at
Chapel Hill, was compiled by the
same staff which conducted its daily
and weekly Icgi.-htive information
The purpose it to supply officials
a con. vise, handy sirm.r ary of the
new acts at'ec-'mg the -- govcrnmen
'al units prior t the publication of
'.he sc-s:on laws, and also to provide; j
local oflicv.ls a guide ;n their us' '
ot the sc.-sl o: !;;ws for '.he rex; two
The 1945 Legi-l.it :re U.V
jvt!'. as f.illov--
H:;ckg.'( ur.cl. P:-"l--.-m and Ac
hievements of .;. int.- L.tV.rirt:
Ci-r.ngis j,. the City Hall and Cou-ty
Co; ;,o-:-e: A'c V i!:,- Bove aes; H i- ,
ura-ion and the P.ihl.c S-lo.-l Sys
tem: Hea'th. W.'.i.re .t o ll.jp:a!;
Women. P.'-m-'h- 11, ' and Kc-b-cd
Matters: Pr..ct: e ar.i Proce
dure: Veterans ar.d S. rvicemen: Re
gulation of Bu.-im -s,x r.nd P.Mcs-.-ions;
Legislation Afiecting Agricul
ture: Codification and D.s'rio iti m
of the Laws: State Departments. In
stitutions, Agt::ics. OffV 'als and
Erployees: Aviation, and A:rp.V:
Motor Vehicles srd Highways; In
surance and Regulations; Flecton
Law Amtn-.iment-: Comparative Ta
ble of Appropriations and Expendi
tures. Albert Coates, director of the In
stitute, gave high pra:se t Pevton
Abbott. Clifford Pace. John Frio?
Blair. Louis A. Cherry, Nancy Fewell
and Edna Clark, who carried the
burden of the daily and weekly le
gislative bulletins and the prepara
tion of this final summary of the
(By D. S. Poo'.e)
The conduct of the emperor of Ja
pan, the stalling and delaying of sur
render proceedings ann the bitter,
disrespectful radio broadcasts from
Tokyo have embittered the Allied
nations no little. Their conduct
peaks lou-.ier than words, and mare
Japs iray be blown into the sur
rounding waters unless they learn
lessons in good grace.
That big rain that came Saturday,
August 4th, stopped the peas from
beaning. In fact, the vines have shed
ed the leaves, and look dead, and I
expect they had just as well be
Worms and terrapin bugs and other
nasty things are determined to eat
up all the collards in Hoke county,
unless they are killed. Picking them
off one at the time and putting it to
death is a tiresome job. But a m3n
ets some satisfaction in killing.
It was estimated that World Wer
I cost four hundred billion dollars
and the lives of fifteen million men.
and no telling how n-any women ar.d
children. World War II cost more
in money and men, women ar.d chil
dren. I read an article taken from a
Chicago newspaper a few days ago,
which claimed that men iisp.-! tn
drink more liquor than they do these
days; that Washington, Jefferson, and
the Adamses drank, and that Daniel
Webster drank a quart before he
made a big speech. I do not be
lieve such scandal. A most popu
lar newspaper correspondent wrote
from Italy that A.rerican soldi?rs
would do two things, drink liquor
and gamble. I was sorry to read
The finest court held in Hoke was
presided over by Judge Whedby, an
exceptionally able jurist and fine
citizen. The term was short, as the
county was young. The Recorder's
court still keeps it short.
Judge Cooke held a term of court
here in 1914, and Aunt Lilly Pope
was in court for some reason, charged
with something wrong. Her lawyer
submitted to the charge, committing
the matter to the court saying, "Aunt
Lilly is a good-hearted soul," and
Judge Cooke saidi "I do not know
about- her heart, brother, but she
has an ample stomach."
The World War I closed Novem
ber 11th, 1918. This country moved
along well during 1919, but when
;the National Finance Committee or
dered the banks to withdraw all
loans, January 1st. 1920, this coun
try had a hard time until toward
the middle of 1921, after the cur
rency had been inflated.
Cotton sold for 30 cents a pound
the fall of 192! after a gradual rise
in late spring that year. Very little
inflation is sufficient: the nioniei
people of this country turn loose all
theirs when there is an inflation
The emperor of Japan will have hi;;
little to do afer General Mr-Arthur
gets his basiness well in. hand. A
correspondent of the Charlotte Observe-
on Monday .advised that the
emperor be executed. H. is - crhr.
inr.l. a war ci.m.r.al. the wars; sa.-t
. -f wrong doer.
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.a dallar and a hlf a", h a;';-. If I
could have avcr-g-vd a do'lar n dav
prio' te, ;Vp tim1 T was thi-'y. 1 wou'd
have gained independence.
O'-rr :-io '-'gh sc':-n,," f-n'ba'T " lo.ca-oie--
ram Red Oak high seh-i'. W.-y- - years I d
s-mty, came h -. e tor a game, amd.lr.g bu-ira
he sco-e was 84 to 0. It was a p'-e-uas. I n
y good team. too. but -hey wore.ousme
ken' from scoring. Alfred Cole1
ma e a touchdown from the fit
i j Rockingham one and a half vea-s. be-
I saw a baseball game in 1892 b?- I fore I came to Raefard. and I found a
twe -n Lumberton and Maxtan. and I difference in the peop'- of the two
the score after the game was over. towns in which we had l.ved and Rae
w.as 54 to 4. Maxton's te.am was I ford. There is a strip of country
be'ter than that score indira'es. They settled by the Scotch lying betwe-en
procured a good catcher and won more,Car.dor and Red Springs which is dif-
jthan 50 per cent of the game? Uieyjf-rent.
Will tare tor
Joint Meeting Medical Care
Groups Te Be Held Friday At
MonrtN Says McBrvde.
Ryan McBryde, member of the
Stale Hospitals com. mis, si em and
hairman of the hospitals building
committee, stated yesterday that the
state hospital for tl-.e insane to be
instituted at Camp Saltan will care
for about one thousand senile and
other non-dangerous patients now
being treated at other state hospitals
for the insane.
Tor.orrow the entire hospitals com
mission will meet at Monroe with
the medral advisory board and mem
bers of the hospitals staff when Dr.
Young, new director of the institu
tions, will outline man; for onpn-
jtion of the four present institutions
and the new one which will o.?eupy
.the post hospital buildings at Camp
Sutton. Mr. McBryre stated that
tentative plans call for immediate
staffing of the Sutton plant, and re
moval of patients as soar, as possible.
Then rebuilding and remodeling of
parts of the other four olan's would
I be carried out bef.ra the thousand
patients would be rep'.jted in the
now overcrowded plants.
The meeting tomorrow will in
clude an inspection trip over the
I entire Sutton plant, which includes
la number of wards, operating rooms,
I recreational wards, cold storage
j plant, sewerage d.sposal and water
I supply system, and nouses and other
j buildings that will "ae ava.iable for
housing the medical staff, nursea and
i Over 100 acre3 and tl-. buiidio
and other faci':ti3.s have been a3
cur.d by the Stat; fr;rr. th? V'ir
Department under lease for a co:'. of
approximately $10,000 per year, and
the lease agreement will allow this
rental paid to be applied upon th?
purchase price if the State should
decide to buy the property, accord
ing to Mr. McBryde.
McBryde To Speak To Kiwutuna
On next Thursda evening Mr.
McBryde will speak to members of
the Raeford Kiwanis cluib on the
subject of hospital cars for mental
patient's, dealing with methods and
(equipment now in use, and outline
j the plan for future care as discus
sed at the meeting to be held at
I Mr. McBryde, for a number of
terms a member of the State sanate,
land for some years a member of the
I important state school commission,
is deeply interested in the? welfare
I of the mental pa'ients of North Caro
lina institutions, and since appoint
'm.ent to the State Hospitals Con
mission by Gov. R. Gregg Cherry,
,has spent a great deal of time study
ling the plants of tr.es; institutions
and, as chairman of t.ae committ e
on buildings for the commission, will
ihave a great deal to da under the
I expansion program authorized by th?
"Care of our mental patients in
recent years has not been what is
'expected in a great state l.ke our"
jMr. McBryde seated, '-and :'-.e better.
Intent of conditions in o.:r ir.sti'.u
jiiors, with greater Cephas.- on me
i ihods of t: atn. e"".t ar.ei cic-ve-1 oime at
,ol ciire-s as vve.l as i
, buildings, is j-.v.r.ctl-.ins
i minion is work.:..: ;
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;a i'.-jmc.-j s'.or
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(all t.-.f -: ires were
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a s .; - a in straet.
. framed building,
lead '' h s .--!Tne
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h.-.t I t ..::! .:'. to:,- fir seven
d a ;v.: -13 ard ouol -h-a-s.
r-nd a s ia b.:sine s it
'-ver h.-d .; :iai siiecass in
but, that scv; -a years was
I lived in Troy r re years, and in