The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 14
KAEt'OKU. N. C. THUSDAY SEPTEMHER6. 1915
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IN UNIFORM 1
Lt. Harkins In Raid
On Jap Shipping
A Seventh Air Force Fighter Base,
Okinawa. By blowing up a large
transport in an attack on vital Japa
nese shipping, 2nd Lt. James E. Har
kins, 214 Birket street, South Pekin,
111., recently helped strike a heavy
blow at the defenses of Japan's home
Islands. Lt. Harkins was partici
pating in a strike by P-47 Thunder
bolts of a Seventh Air Force squadron
against t.-rgets in a bay on tne west
coast of Kyushu.
"We were rocketing from the deck,
said Lt. Harkins. "I fired a rocket
at a large transport, and as I pulled
away, I saw the transport explode.
There were 15 ships in the harbor,
and toy the time we finished our at
tack, all of the ships had been hit
and were either on fire or smoking."
The squadron continued to rocket and
straft small ships, factories, and ship
building yards to the south of its
Lt. Harkins' wife, the former Miss
Ruth Victoria Robinson, is living on
Route 2, Raeford. She is the daugh
ter of the Rev. and. Mrs. B. P. Robin
son. His father, James D. Harkins,
is living at the South Pekin address.
As a civilian Lt. Harkins was a machi
nist with the Caterpillar Tractor
company. On August 27, he was pro
moted to the rank of 1st lieutenant.
Teaching In France
A letter received here this week
from J. W. Turlington, former teacher
of the Hoke high school, states that
he is now stationed in France and
is an instructor in an army school for
army instructors, where he is expected
to be assigned for a number of months.
T-Sgt. Daniel Bruce Conoly, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Conoly, has
received a discharge from the army
under the point system and is home.
He was stationed at Hendricks Field,
Sebring, Fla., prior to receiving his
dicharge at Fort Bragg.
Lt. and Mrs. W. H. Maness of Jack
sonville, Fla., spent the week end
with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. L.
Lt. Robert W. Elmer of New York
City, is spending a ten-day leave
with his family in the home of the
Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Maness.
Set Tom McBryde, who has been
serving with the 30th Division over
seas, is spending a thirty day fur
lough with his parents, Mr. andi Mrs.
Ryan McBryde. Sgt McBryde will
report to Camp Crowder, Mo., at the
end of his furlough.
Major and Mrs. William Lamont,
Jr., of Fort Moultrie, S. C, have been
the guests of Major Lamont's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Lamont for
several days. They left yesterday
for a trip to the mountains of North
Carolina and Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. Hector McNeill have
been notified that their son. Pvt.
Robert M. McNeill, has arrived safely
in the Philippines. He was with the
first group of American soldiers from
the European theatre to land at Ma
nila. Pvt. McNeill is with the 5th
D. C. Wilson, Ph. M. 1-c, who has
been at New Orleans since spending
a leave at home, has been transferred
to the Naval hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Sgt. Bill Davis of Seymour John
son Field, Goldsboio, spent the past
week end at home.
Mr. snd .Mrs. John K. McNeill had
two of their sons, who are in ser
vice, heme over the week end, Luke
McNeil! of the navy, who returned to
Camp Peary, Va., Monday, and Sgt.
John K. McNeill of the Greenville
army air base.
Pvt. Harold L. Gillis of Camp Croft,
S. C, spent the week end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gillis.
An orthopaedic clinic will be held
Friday, September 7, 1945, in the
basement of the Agricultural buil
cing, Lumberton. This clinic is free
to all indigent children under 21 years
of age. Dr. L. D. Baker of Duke
will be the surgeon in Charge. Please
register at the desk between nine
and eleven o'clock.
Joins Bank Staff
Miss Lillian McBryde, until Sep
tember 1st general clerk for the
county rationing board, resigned last
week to accept a position with the
Bank of Raeford.
! Teachers Meeting Tomorrow
Evening At High High; 3 Resig-1
nations Upset Local School !
The first county-wide meeting of
teachers of the white schools of K :e
county will be held tomorrow eve
ning at 8:30 o'clock at the Hoke high .
school, where final plans for the op
eration of the schools will be pre
sented the teachers who begin their
year's work on Monday morning,
September 10, at 8:30.
County Superintendent K. A. Mac
Donald states that on Monday a short
;day schedule will be observed when
registration and classroom assign
ments will be made, in preparation
for the first day's classroom work
Buses will be assigned to drivers
tomorrow at the school garage.
School buildings and facilities were
inspected by the county health of
ficer, Dr. J. M. Willcox, last Thursday.
The county board of education
held its regular meeting Tuesday, and
a principals meeting was held last
Faculties are all complete except
for three vacancies, one at Hoke
High and two at Raeford Graded
school, caused by resignations of Miss
Nancy Falls, Mrs. Ayers and Mrs.
Leona C. Walters. Principal C. H.
McGregor expects that these places
will be filled before the end of the
Children to enter the first grade
must be six years of age on or be
fore October 1. All vaccinations re
quired by state laws must have
been taken before entering school, to
be completed within the first month.
(By D. S. Poole)
Should conditions develop, as many
of us remember experien(ng, strik
ers will in all probability regret
thev struck while thev were being
paid fair and reasonable wages. In
my opinion, it will be a long time
hefrtm laborers will have again the
opportunities of the past few years.
Cotton mill workers are receiving
one week's pay grown men once re
ceived for a half-year. Many a man
worked hard.and diligently for $100
a year and for more than half of my
life, "victuals and clothes" were all
any of us couldl say we received. I
knew a good engineer on a loco
motive who received $40 a month and
I have never been converted to
the doctrine of bringing riches by
the law of scarcity. The plowing
up of growing crops and the destroy
ing of domestic animals to raise tne
market prices of meats was wrong.
But prosperity did come, even If
it was eostlv. However, to be fair
and helpful, there are provisions in
the laws passed by Congress like the
Old Age assistance, the Unemploy
ment, and several other funds, to be
used in emergencies, bucn provi
sions I 'ere wise.
The farmers settled on the creeks
for two reasons, water from springs
and because the lands were better.
But they did not clear the swamps
until after the Civil "War. The
swamps in the sandhills made finer
crops for a few years, but after the
coots rotted the land settled and
could not be drained.
I have seen sandhill branch heads
ditched all arouncs and that did not
drain the land. Something like an
artesian well rose in the midile of
the patch of land ditcher ten feet
deep all around.
"I ask no dream; no prophetic ec
stacies, but take the dimness of my
soul away." I do not know the
author, but I admire the sublimity of
the thought expressed.
The United' States once offered
asylum for the downtrodden. The
inscription on the Statue" of Libf
in New York Bay reveals that, but
since we have grown rich and mightly
we are not so rich in benevolences.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled massesi yearning to
The wretched refuse of your teeming
Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tost
O! lift my lamp beside the dolgen
The above is inscribed on the Sta
tue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
If we do not believe in human liber-
Two Former Hoke
Girls Graduates Of
Among the recent graduates of the
Thompson Memorial school of nur
sing in Lumberton ware Miss Effie
Watson, who is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. F. Watson of near Wa-
gram, and Miss Dorothy Frederick,
formerly of Hoke county, daughter of
Mrs. J. W. Enoch.
Miss Watson is a graduate of Wa -
gram high school and Miss Frede-
rick a graduate of Durham high
school. The latter is a great niece
of C. B. McBryde and the late J. W.
McBryde of Raeford and at the gra
duating exercises on Friday night.
August 24, was presented the annual
twenty-five dollar award for the best
all around student.
Raeford Church Host
There will be a called meeting of
Fayetteville Presbytery in the Rae -
ford Presbytery in the Raeford Pres-
byterian church Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
Ihis meeting has been called for,mately twice as much tobacco per
the following purposes:
To dissolve the pastoral relations
between the Rev. F. L. Goodman and
the Laurel Hill and Montpelier
churches and to grant him a letter
of transfer to Lexington Presbytery.
To receive the Rev. D. L. Jones from
Wilmington Presbytery and to ar
range for his installation as pastor of
tne Fairmont and Midway churches.
To hear andi act on a report of the
Commission on the Minister and His
The Rev. R. R. Ramsey of Jack
son Springs is the moderator of the,
Presbytery and the Rev. C. M. Gibbs
of Dunn is the stated clerk.
, JmJTlLatoLi"nl eJ!rt
a meeting of Presbytery's home mis
sion committee in the pastor's study.
Weather To Favor
Cotton And Hay
Despite rain Tuesday and yester
day, C. E. Lamoureux, weatherman
for the State Agricultural offices,
predicts fair and warmer weather
for the latter part of the week. He
also reported the first frost of the
season on August 27th on Mount
ty, let us tear it down and ship it
back to France, and tell the world
we are in the liberty business no
A man who seems to be satisfied
with hit present condition is hope
less. He who can see no better way
to improve his condition except by
the impoverishment of others, is as
bad as Nazi or a Jap.
There is a story running in the
July and August "Onward," a Sun
day school paper for intermediate
classes, that is good enough for any
and all to leant somethnig of Japa
nese character and why they invaded
China. Their atrocities and base,
cowardly and ruthless ction Is plain
The Ellis Williamson Post, Ameri
can Legion, sponsored a Victory
meeting Thanksgiving service in the
Methodist church Friday evening, and
not many beside Legionaires were in
To read the stories of the conduct
DOtn Germans and Japanese i
the only way to learn of what our
people escaped but for the Legion-
aires. Everybody should feel thank-
ful our people escaped the ravages
i of war, and we should express our
When there was a question of a di
vision of petroleum or other essen
tial commodity since the war starter
Europe, some of our Allies wanted
s "lion's share," but Am leans.
as a rule, were fair and honest, and
I felt proud.
Neither the Germans nor the Japs
are honest or are for fair treatment
of other people, or they would have
never entered into the agreement,
known as the Axis Pact. Democrf v
means fair and equal rights among
Had the Germans or the Japa
nese won this war anj this Satur
day afternoon three or four trucks
of soldiers were to come into Rae
ford, while nearly everybody from
the county was in town, and "the
enemy were to have a little fun" by
playing with the town's guest with
three or four machineguns. They
set houses on lire in Chinese towns.
and when the people ran out to;
put out the fire, the Japs sprayed
them with machinegun bullets.
Old Belt Markets
Open September 11
Aberdeen And Carthage Ware
houses Receiving Tobacco To
morrow For Sales Next Tues
j Tobacco markets of the Old Belt,
which inclu '.es the markets of Aber-
ideen and Carthage, will open for
sales of the golden weed on next
Tuesday, September 11, with pros-1
pects of crowded floors for the first
week, it was announced by Tobacco
Trade boards of the two towns.
The warehouses of the two towns,
j long ifavorite selling spots for the '
farmers of Hoke county, are operated:
and are both staffed by veteran!
1 corps of tobacconists who have been I
operating these warehouses for a 1
number of years. j
In Carthage the warehouses are:
McConnells' which is run by the ;
Carter family. Georee D. Carter and '
Unnc Rill and Ilan' and Qmnlkars
and Hobgood, run by O. C. Hobgood,
H. P. Smothers and R. D. Smothers,
.Both of these warehouses have made
extensive additions to their buildings
land will be able to handle approxi-
day this season as during last year.
These warehouses and those of Ab
erdeen all practice the policy of
"first come, first served" with no
space reservations for anyone.
The Aberdeen warehouse is again
operated by Clarence Smith and ,
Gene Maynard, who have been there
for many years and have a' large
following among the growers of Hoke.
Hobbs and Haney will operate the
Carter's warehouse this season, Mr. ,
Hobbs having been connected with i
the house for a number of years ar.d i
Mr. Haney is a former
'Liggett and Meyers.
! Forester Shaddix
To Give Pulpwood
An education campaign on "thin-,
ning instead of skinning" for pulp- '
wood and saw logs harvesting will
be conducted in his area of North
Carolina this fall and winter, it was
stated by W. L. Shaddix of the
Southern States Forestfire Commis
sion, Inc., who was in Raeford Fri
day in interest of the plans in Hoke
and adjoining counties. "Thinning
little pines means increased money
for the land owner, but just as cut
ting out all the corn and cotton when
thinning, the acres cut out altogether
will not be worth taxes for another
generation," Mr. Shaddix stated.
The commission is a non-profit,
non-political education, private cor
poration with headquarters in Birm
ingham S, Ala., organized in 1939
tor the purpose of encouraging teen
age school boys to volunteer with a
pine top when and wherever a fire
is seen in woodlands anywhere at
any time. The work s financed by
several hundred private landowners
and lumber interests located through
out the South.
Mitt Lettie Betatley
Taken By Death
A large group of friends and rela
tives attended the funeral Tuesday
of Miss Lewie Beasley, 52, who died
Sunday at her father's home in Lum
ber Bridge, route one. The services
were held at 3:30 p. m. at Ephesus
Baptist church, of which she was a
member. The pastor, Rev. E. B.
Booker of Fayetteville officiated, as
sisted by Rev. A. E. Brown of Park
ton. Miss Beasley is survived her father,
w H Beasley; one sister, Mrs. Dan
Carter Qf Hoke coumv. three brotherS7
WaUer H Beasleyi Chester Beasley
. B B.,,lev.
Pallbearers were: Clifford Bostic.
L. W. Ellis, Archie McGowan, J. A.
Jones, Troy Johnson and J. L. Mc
Federal Game Rules
p 1QC CMtnn
IP or eason
Regulations for migratory game,
controlled by Federal laws, were an
nounced this week by John D. Find
lay, state commissioner of game and
The dove season is split, open
from September 16 through October
15, opens again January 2 and closes
January 31; bag limit, 10.
Duck N'oven ber 2 through Jan.
20; bag limit 10.
Geese, brant and root, open Nov.
2, through Jan. 20. Stason on wood
cock and jacksnipe closed entire
year. A number of regulations are
in force regarding time, place ar.d
manner of taking these game birds,
and hunters should acquaint them
selves with restrictions which are
set out in the handbooks which may
be obtained from local officials of
the Conservation and Development
20 Million In
Lumberton, Sept. 5. Throug'.i last
Friday the Lumbc; ton tobacco market
had 'd more than 20,500.000 pounds 1
oi -a and paid out to Farmers
i. S9.250.onn for an all-over,
ma 'ge well above the ceil-
ing i- 'r ij 'ervisor of Sales Jas-
'i-.. a. me Lumiiirion crop i
market had at
1, 000 pounds
yet to go.
city sales of arounu
every day, the quantity being about
equally divided among the six ware
houses which participate in the six
The usual top grades of tobacco
have been bringing consistently from
$44 to $47 a hundred pounds in Lum
berton, with select baskets and wrap
pers going up as high as $55 a hun
dred. Only damaged tobacco and
nondescript baskets are bringing be-
low $40 a
Dies At Virginia
Lee J. Collins, 64, prominent paint
ing contractor of Petersburg, Va.,
died at his home there last Tues
day following a brief illness. Fun
eral services werj held Thursday,
and were attended by Mrs. J. D. Gra
ham and Miss Ila Graham of Rae
ford. Mrs. Collins, the former Miss
a sister of Mrs.
The Collins family lived here for
some time moving to Raleigh about
30 years ago, and some five years
l.a. mvnJ -.V, . . .. ...1 .1
h," . L:."""eu,e'
to 1:00 for lunch.
to 6:00. Monday
closed from 12:00
At the close of the "Read for Fun
World Parac.e" reading club, the va-
cation reading project put on by
Hoke county library, there were two
parties for the members Friday and
Saturday afternoons at 3:30. In a
book quiz, Betty Upchurch answered
the largest number Friday afternoon
and Patsy Holt Saturday afternoon.
Both received defense stamps. Those
receiving certificates for reading the
required number of books and over
were: Faye Dark, Carol Garrison, !
Fannette Gore, Patsy Holt, Shirley
Mann, Elizabeth Suddreth, and Betty
Upchurch. Refreshments were served
We acknowledge with thanks two
books which have been presented to
the library by the Raeford chapter
of the United Daughters of the Con-
federacy: Women of the South in
Wartime, by Andrews; and School of
the Citizen Soldier, by Griffin.
A codv f th hiih L-hl .,.!
the Ekoh. has been presented to the!who, h ttMh?meD0t .M"
club for presenting it to us.
Hints To Farm
(by Ruth Current)
Keep sugar sirup on hand for
sweetening fruit drinks and iced tea.
It goes further than plain su.jar. To
prepare, boil together for 3 to 5
minutes equal parts of sugar and
water, rveep coverea tigntiy in re-
Add a little salt to frostings, pie
fillings, and pud:'ings. It brings out
Chop dried fruits, combined with
nuts, moisten with honey or corn
sirup, and use as a filling for layer
cakes. Use strainer honey or maple
sirup and chopped nuts as an ice
When you do find sheets for sale
don't be stampeded by the mere
sight of them and snatch them up,
regardless. Look for a label giving
size, and remember that "torn size"
means size before hemming. Sheets
which are too short like blankets
which are too short are uncomfort
able and are necessarily subject to
more strain than those which are
long enough to tuck in firmly,
A goo;i bath towel is one that ab -
sorbs quickly, and doesn't hang on for speeding and careless and reck
the rack sogsy and heavy for hours. less driving; Belton Roper, negro.
That's the bather's viewpoint and i had his drivers license suspended and
a very sound one. But there are also paid $50 and costs-for drunken driv-
other factors t be considered when
you shop for towels.
Absorbency depends on the amount
of pile or looped surface a towel
has. The rrore pile yarns to the.
inch the greater the drying power.
Long loops make for a soft fluffy
towel, but for good wear too long
loops are not advisable. Loops a
bout one-eight inch long are consi
dered a desirable length.
Begins 50th Year
Qver Capacity Enrollment An-
Ilollnt.ed. Expansion Program
Thf ff eh sess on of Fori Mac-
donald college will be opened with
an informal service in the auditorium
on Wednesday, September 13. All
new students will arrive on Monday
for an orientation period, and the up
per classmen will arrive Tuesday,
for registration Wednesday. Later
in tne month, a furmal opening ot
the semi-centennial year of the col
lege will be held, when Dr. H. Price
Gwynn, director of Religious Edu
cation for the Synod of North Caro
lina, will be principal speaker. At
this time emphasis will be placed on
the various programs which have
been planned in connection with the
. celebration of the semi-centennial an-
niversary. These programs will be
featured especially on Home Coming
day, October 27, and on Dr. Vardell's
birthday, February 12.
The board of trustees and the alum
nae have adopted two special objec
tives for the semi-centennial year,
for the development of the college,
the addition of $150,000 to the present
$200,000 endowment, and an improv
ment and expansion program for the
plant and equipment, which will in-
additional homes for professors.
Among the many improvements
,made at the college during the past
summer, the recent change from the
use of current produced by its own
plant, to the use of power furnished
by the Carolina Power and Light
company, through the town of Red
Springs, is of special note.
the first time in the history of the
college that it has not use-i. it's own
electric plant. It still has its own
abundant water supply from deep
j artesian wells on the campus,
The enrollment for the college year '
I has passed dormitory capacity, and
there is still a waiting list, although
1 three campus cottages have been
converted into dormitories to be used
. by students, and a number of rooms
' in private homes will be used by
Lt. and Mrs. Garrett and little
son, Jimmy, who have been occupy
ing an apartment at the home of the
Roland Covingtons have moved Lt.
l"rett h" "S" a "charge from
the nny and they have gone to Okla-
i Tl . ..,,. . ,
L- atvd Mrs. Wilham C. Thornbury,
Dickson, have left Raeford,
Lt. Thornbury being transferred.
Capt. and Mrs. Peter Barx ot New
York moved Wednesday into the up
stairs apartment at the home ot the
Roland Covington's. Capt. Barr is
with a unit at Bragg.
Major and Mrs. Fulgham are now
occupying the upstairs apartment at
the home of Mrs. I. H. Shankle,
which has recently been vacated by
Cpl. and Mrs. Dwight Ayers. Mrs.
Ayers has gone to Illinois, where she
will teach and Cpl. Ayers, who hopes
to receive a discharge from the army
i soon wilI join her e.
Flight Officer and Mrs. Beranek,
who have been living at the home
of Mrs. J. S. Johnson, have gone to
Leroy Locklear, indian, of Allen
dale township, was found not guilty
of assault with a deadly weapon on
Walter Bullatvii, and was found guilty
of carrying a shotgun off his pre
mises on Sunday. Judge McDiarmid
sentenced him to 30 days, suspended
upon payment of $10 and costs and
observing good behavior for two
Tom Murray, negro, paid costs for
drunkeness: Jerry Brunson, paid $10
land costs in lieu of 60 days on rosds,
A!l-risk crop insurance on wheat
is now being written through the
local offices of the AAA in each
Cotton prices declined on August
17 following the end of the war, ac
cording to the United States De
partment of Agriculture.