The Hoke County News
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 15
KAKKOKU. N C. THURSDAY. SEPT. 13th, 1943
KM PER YEAR
NEWS Of OUR
Major Dickson Now
At State Sanatorium
Major Graham Dickson, who has
been at a Denver, Col., hospital for
some months, has been transferred (
and is new being treated at the Sana- Several veterans of World War two
torium. Major Dickson, Raeford at- were added to the rolls of Ellis Wil---j
fmir cnlicHnr nf t he 1 1 iamson Post of the American Legion
countv court, was assigned, to the
adjutant general's office in the Euro
pean theatre,, and defended the group
of US soldiers of the railway bat
talion who were tried last year for
robbery of arrry goods and mixed
up in the French blackmarket op
erations. Hoke Man In Unit
Cited In China
Private John D. Webster of route
one, Raeford, is
hospital unit staffing the Kunming
Stltion Hospital in China, which unit
has been awarded, the Meritorius
Service Unit Plaque for "superior ""l .
performance of duty in the comPle-anfd he Post, v to make every
tion of exceptionally difficult tasks . e"ter 'h!s 8r0Wln -Prt
under adverse conditions, from Oct- I for .ntheingyears.
ober 15. 1944, through February 15,1 0
1945. ,Mrs. Bill Wright
Cpl. Hnry C. Williams of Aber- p p i R .
deen is also a member of this unit, EatS tat DISCUlt
which operates the largest station i R M" i.l,.
hospital in the China area.
Two Raeford ians Fly To
Miami From Europe
Corporal James R. Williams of Rae
ford, was among the 30,000 soldiers
flown from Europe during Aug. who
were brought into the Miami base by.
the Air Transport Command. Cor-!
poral Williams was later sent to Camp
Blandirg for briefing, and then given
He is entitled to wear the ETO rib-
on, tnree came stars, tr.e i-resiaen-tl
Pit-tinn. and th Pumle Heart.
1th two clusters. He servedvith the
-9th Division during his 33 months
Pfc. James Luther Jackson or Rt.
two was also flown in. He served 15
months overseas with the 35th Divis
ion and has a collection of five battle
stars, the ETO and Pre-Pearl Har
OGLETHORPE, Ga. Pfc. Clinton
F. Hall, son of Mrs. Ada Hall, Route
One, Raeford, N. C, currently is sta
tioned st the Redistribution Station,
where he wil spend two weeks before
reporting to his new assignment in
the United States.
He was returned recently to the
United States after having served
26 months in the European Theater
ot operations as a rifleman.
His decorations include the Euro
pean Theatre of operations ribbon
with four campaign stars, and the
Purple Heart and Good Conduct med
als. 1st Sgt.. Ralph Plummer recelrrt
his discharge from the army Sa'.ui
day after a week less than five years
in the service, and is now at home
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Lt. William E. Plummer, who has
been back from Europe about six
weeks left yesterday for Victoria,
Texas, where he has been assigned
to Foster Field.
Lt. Tru ran B. Austin arrived home
Tuesday from Alliance, Neb., and ex
pects to recefve his discharge from
the arn-.y this week.
John Dunk McNeill received his
discharge from the Coast Gu.ird last
Lt. Elrlred Helton and his mother, i
Mrs. Mary Helton left yesterday for j
Greensboro. From there, Lt. Helton
will go to San Antonio, Texas, for I
Sgt. Bill Davis of Seymour John-
son Field, Goldsboro, spent the week I
end at home.
SK 3-C Dan C. Cox, Jr.. of Nor
folk, Va., spent the week eni with
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Alexander
ive received a letter from their
an, SM 3-C William Alexander,
who is with Admiral Hulsey's 3rd
Fieet, stating that his ship, the USS
Sutherland, was the first ship to en
ter Tokyo Bay and fhat it helped
shell Tokyo and the coast before the
Jap surrender came. This was the
first letter that the Alexanders had
received from him in quite some time.
Mrs. Harold 'STcDiafmid has re
ceived word' that her husband, Harold
A. McDiarmid, has received the ra
ting of A. M. 3-c. He has been ni
Legion Post Plans
And Junior Team
Chicken Supper Brings Out
Several Candidates For Mem
bership Monday Evening.
'Monday evening at a meeting hell,
at the armory following a
chicken supper, as the post
its drive for membership among the
' new veterans
Plans for continued operation of
! the drive were discussed and then
the meeting became a discussion cen-
ter for baseball principally base
ball for Raeford. It was decided to
petition the county commissioners to
carryout plans for the completion of
the fence and erect the propose!!
member of the'ncw grandstand at Armory park,'
c insta. ugmmg equip
"'S"' ;v-nt P'an
sponsor ship o a Jun.or Le8
'due niMuu uguiing euuipiutrm 1U1
Mrs. Bill Wright, who with her
husbmd, operates Bills place on the
j Fayetteville road, was rushed to a
j Fayetteville huspital
afternoon, after she
when she a' a rat biscuit by mis
take. Harvey, an employee of Bills, had
been in Raeford during the after-
noon and purchased the rat poison
for the use at the night club, and
some not put out were laying on a
Mrs. Wright, thinking that :
it was one of the wartime confections
market these days, ate one of the
wafers and soon became violently
in. vvnen tiarvey was tola aoout i'.
he said that she had taken poison,
and she was rushed to the hospital.
House Passes The
Standard Time Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.-The
house todav passed without nnoosi -
tion a resolution to return the nation
to stand time September 30.
The measure would abolish day -
light saving, or wartime. It would
mean that clocks would be turned
back one hour at 2 a. m. on Sep
The legislation now goes to the sen
ate, where speedy adoption is expec
ted. Action by the President is not
Clocks were set ahead one hour In That cow that kicked the Chicago
1942, when congress created wartime j woman's lamp that caused the Chica
as a means to conserve fuel and pro- g0 fjre had nothing on the bull calf
vide longer daylight working hours, j 0f tj,e Widow Martin, of Hooziers
Several members said today they Knob, near Connellys Springs-Ruth-
did not think wartime provided the
service fifteen months and is how in
T-5 Malcolm H. Campbell, who has
been serving with the air force in
the Pacific, arrived in the States
September 1, and is spending a thirty
Kay furlough with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. M. H. Campbell of Wagram.
Luke McNeill of the n. vy was home
for the week end.
Cpl. Neill Ca.rpbei:, who has been
stationed at Fort Bragg, left Satur-;
day for CanT-McHTerson, Ga., where W'ioow. nr. Vanderout s man ex
he is to receive a discharge from the'Plni,-ed that she would, as he planr.ed
army. He is a brother of Mrs. C. F.
Davis and has lived here, but now
makes his home at Joelton, Tenn.
Sgt. Edward Mawbey, who has ser-
vei eighteen months in the South
Pacific, has arrived in the States, ac-
cording to a message received here
'by his wife, the former Miss Carol
City Tuesday after spen-
day leave with his family,
unii a itru ud, it live till His mini!.
in tr.e nome or tne Kev. ana mis. w.
Mrs. Roland Covington hs received
a rressage that her nephew, Stuart
Gordon Barbour, petty officer in the
navy, who has been a prisoner since,
the beginning of the war, has been
Radio Man I-c Herman P. Cole,
who has served overseas eighteen
months, taking part in the invasion t
of Anzio and Southern France, is I
spending a 30-iay leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Cole.
A warehouse which will have a
capacity of 2,000 bales of cotton is
j being erected on the property of the
Hoke Warehouse and Storage com
pany property, which will increase
the storage capacity6.f the concern
from six to eight thousand bales, it
I was stated this week by C. L. Thorn
las, general manager of the concern.
The building is being built in two
I sections with a firewall separating
mem, ana eacn section will have a
capacity of a thousand bales.
iMrs: Floyd Seals
And Baby Hurt In
Head-On Car Wreck
Dnnnie Harrell Held On Rerk-
less Driving Charges Following
1 Mrs. Floyd Seals and her young
i baby are patients at the Moore county
1 hospital as result of injuries sus
tained in a head-on crash of two
I cars Sunday at 1:30 p. m., when the
I Seals car was struck by one driven
by Donnie Harrell.
The accident happened at the in
tersection of the Addor and Pee Dee
roads about a mile from Camp Mac
kail It was investigated by Sheriff
D. H. Ho gin. Deputy J. C. Wright
and Highway Patrolman Jason
Barnes. Officers held Harrell to
be -at fault for failing to observe
late yester.'ay stop i3W requirements and are hol
was poisoned dir.2 him on charges of reckless driv
ing pending the outcome of examina
tion and treatment of Mrs. Seals and
Neither Floyd Seals, driver of the
car in which his wife and child were
riding, nor Harrell sustained
I preciable injuries
, New Business Gets
The Hoke Exchange company re
ceived its incorporation papers this
week, and is authorized to deal in
maohinery and equipment. The
authorized capital stock ot the con
cern is $25,000 and subscribed stock
was listed in the names oT Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey S. Warlick and Mr. and
" 'Li ' " --ni.
! "ew is now erecting
'! "''a'"?. n Property next to '.he
county " building.
I Kilfmnro Atirl
I JIU11UIC X"YIlu
How It Was
Built And Why
! erford College. The bull calf,
(caused George Vanderbilt to change
his plans of building his southern pal-
!ace on Hoosier's-Knob, and thus sent
ihim to the Asheville area, wher he
later spent $32,uou,uuu develop-
ing his great estate and thus develop
ed Asheville. Rather than Connellys
Springs-Rutherford College, into the
; iretropolis of the mountains.
Vanderbilt selected Hoosier's Knob !
j parked his palatial private railroad
car on the Connellys Springs siding,
I and sent nis representative to the wi
jdow Martin, Offering her $5,000 cash
I for the mountain, ihougf) iTs theTi an-
'praised value was le?s than $3n0.
"Will I have to move away," asker the
to build on the site. "Then I wouldn't i
have no place to keep 'Buck,' an' I j
got to keep him to pull the sied to,
the store fer things I need." sa id
the widow, finally. And then Vander-'
bilt moved farther west, to our local I
loss. A. T. Abrnahy in Charlotte Ob-
Working Hours In
w-q fre' ii
TOA UttlCe Mere
I Beginning Saturday, September 15.
j the Hoke county farm security ad-
ministration office at Raefoid will be
closed all day each Saturday, Zeb E.
'Daniel, FSA supervisor announced
The new schedule is in compliance
with an administrative order which
specifies that effective September 9
the wor week for all FSA employes
will be five days of eight hours each,
from Monday through Friday.
The office hours Monday through
Friday are 8:30 A. M., to 5:30 P. M.,
Mr. Daniel said.
Off Cotton Leaf
In Short Time
Planes Cover 100 Acres Per Hour
With Dust That Removes
A number of Hoke county fjrmers
whose cotton has heavy foliage are
having their fields dusted this week
by airplane which spreads a pow
dery chemical over the field that
removes the leaves within 5 to 8
days. The dusting here is being
done by Speedy Goza, pilot of the
plane, at the rate of 100 acres per
Heavy foliage and rank growth
caused by continued rains this sea
son has given little opportunity for
the cotton bolls to ripen and the
fibre in many fields is not properly
dried for picking. By removing the
leaves tfie sun can strike through
to the lowest bolls and open the bolls
and dry 'he cotton thoroughly.
Dusting costs about $1.75 per acre,
it was said.
Using a cub type plane Goza has
dusted a number of fields for the
Johnson coxpany, and others are
expecting to use the service on their
fields. Goza has been operating plane
dusters for the past 16 years, and is
now connected with the Robert
Dusting company of Aberieen and
County Agent A. S. IChowks has
inspected a number of lots of cotton
brought to gins in the past few days,
and he states that many of them have
been picked too soon. He states that
dut to the high weed "it is almost
impossible for the sun to reach the
bolls and open them properly. As
much as 75 percent of the cotton de
livered to gins so far should have
been left in the fields for some days
longer as cotton not fully open when
picked will bring as much as $10 per
bale less than that which has
One Pastor Admitted
One Dismissed At
Rev. Drury Lacy Jones was received
into Fayetteville Presbytery and a
i commission was appointed to install
him as pastor at Fairmont Presby
terian and the Midway Presbyterian
churches. He comes from Wilmington
Presbytery where he was pastor of
Faison, Warsaw, and Bowden chur
ches. Rev. Frank L. Goodman was dis
missed to. Lexington Presbytery to
become pastor of the Churchville
church. Mr. Goodman was the pastor
of Montpelier, Laurel Hill churches
and was the Stated Supply of the
The body met at the Raeford Pres
byterian church Monday afternoon.
JOHN B. HLTSOX
Hutson To Discuss
Of U. S. Farmers
Meetings At Lumherton And
Greenville Sponsored By Farm
John B. Hutson. under secretary of i
Agriculture nd recently appointe
administrator of the National Produc
tion and Marketing Agency, will ad-
dress farmers of North Carolina at
Lumbtrton and Greenville on Tiiurs-.
day, September 13th.
Speaking under the sponsorship of:
t.he Robeson and Pitt County Farm
Bureaus, he will speak at Lumber
ton at 2 o'clock and at Greenville
at 8:30 on the same day.
In his addresses he will discuss
post-war problems facing American
agriculture and the reorganization af
the United States Department of Ag
riculture which consolidates more
than a dozen offices of the dept.
USO And War Fund
groups will hold
ening to dis
. i, during the
t. A' .."1 com-
cuss plans .
mittee has been i. " j
A. Cameron to meet . (Va
p. ir., in the commissioners
a brief discussion. This will o
lowed by a meeting of the United War
Fund committee of the county. Chair
man John A. McGoogan states that
details of the plans Tor the War Fund
campaign will be discussed and ma
terials distributed at this meeting.
It will be heM in the commissioners
room at 8:30.
902 Pupils Enter
W. N. Rhyne Secured To Teach
Science And Commercial Sub
jects At Hoke High.
With only one vacancy in the
teaching staff of the cqunty school
system Hoke's white schools got un
der way Monday morning with 902
pupils registered in the six schools,
i it was stated today by K. A. Mac
i Donald, countv simerintprHpnf
Enrollment was un 31 miniu over
opening day of last year w?ien 871 d:tcn- 'hich was so deep that the
j registered. A number of additional bu5 had t0 be Pulled out with a
students are expected to enter within wrecker.
the next several days, it was said. 1 Tate was found, still driving the
! W. N. Rhyne, for a number of borrowed car, at 12:15 near the N.
years connecter' with (he school vs- ' H' G- Balfour farm. He was arrested
terns of Bladen and Columbus coiin- by Patrolman Barnes and sheriff's
ties, was employed last week to teach ' deputy, H. E. Dees. He had been
.subjects in commerce and social' sought for nearly four nours, with
Isciences at Hoke High, to leave but a larSe number of citizens of the
one vacancy in the system. A teach- Mildousin community joining in the
er of public school irusic and band'searcn as the news spread about the
music is still needed for Hoke High, , countryside.
Mr. MacDonald stated
Registration for the several schools
were as follows: Antioch 13; Ashe- --.
mont ioi; Hoke High 276 (20 less 1 wo Year Sentence
than last year): Mildousin 52; Rae-j
ford Graded 361; Rockflsfi 91. rtonnie Thomas, young negro, was
Opening exercises at Hoke high sentenced to serve two years on the
were conducted by the Revs. J. D. roads in county court Tuesday upon
Whisnant and H. K. Holland, while conviction of resisting arrest and as
the Rev. W. L. Maness conducted the saulting Chief of Police W. J. Mc
devotionals at Raeford Graded.! The a,a H. .tn.riav
Rev. Mr. Booker of Fayetteville con- sentence to run concurrently upon
ducted the devotionals at Rockfish conviction on a charge of vagrancy,
school. A large number of parents ,Gus King, negro of Pine Bluff, paid
attended the opening programs at($5o and costs for drunken driving
these schools, it was stated, and the an(j aiso pa;d costs f0r driving with-
uueresi snown was consiaerea a pro-
mising one lor parent-teacher-student
activities throughout the year.
Labor Needed To
Build Power Lines
iwife decided not to prosecute the
Rural line construction by borrow-'charges. She paid the court costs,
ers of Rural Electrification Adminis- Roscoe McMillan also paid court
tration funds in North Carolina and costs when he decided not to appear
by power companies offers prospects 'against Willie McPhaul, both negroes,
of immediate employment for a sub-1 after McMillan had sworn out a
stantial number of returning service warrant against McPhaul for tre3
men and discharged war plant work- passing and assault.
ers, says Professor David S. Weaver, o
head of the Agricultural Engineering! . "vryT' A vsilaKI
Department at State College. I w 1 "nlC
Workers most urgently needed are .Quantity Limited
truck drivers, men to dig pole holes 1
ana clear rienis-oi way, linemen tr
string lines, ana electricians to wie
the premises of co-jrrtners.'
Loan funds totalling $10,700,020 are
available to 38 REA-financtd co.)0r-
?tives to t. nance new cons
in North Carolina as rapi
ar.d notcrb'.s a"e ava:l;
amount in-iucios S3.224.02
EA hid alUvfed yp to M:.y 1 :
fro:1.', authorized !e:tr!.rc fur.Hs
vious ye.ir. .r.-ri S5.J7IVM
since t'T.'. d iro'r. a (unC of
M0,M air.K-rizru by Ccr.?re?s
current f.sr;,; year.
RF.A A:.n-.ir.;strator Claude R. Wi:
karf, ir. a statement on the n.vional
electrification program has urged the
agency's 96 borrowers in 46 s'ates to
make spec.al efforts to recruit the
needed workers so that they may go
forward with their expanse t
grams as rapidly as possible. Admin
istrator Wickard said:
making plans this'
tu., nas t.;i
pnst year for a great expansion o! its
activities just .is qu:k!y as tne m;n
and n-aterials; become available. Most
o: our borrowers are now er.sauei. o
will shortly engage, in an expanding
REA loans, wh.ch will provide jobs
construction program. f.r..tirc.d bv
for many thousands of men reused
from military service and war fact
n almost every commur.i'y in
Revival At Cumberland
Rev. W. L. Maness will assist the
Rev. T. J. Whitehead in a revival i Farrrers taking part in the state
meeting at Cumberland beginning five acre cotton contest are asked
Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock. Theto keep complete records, regarded
Rev. B. P. Robinson will preach of whether yields are large or smill
at the Raeford Methodist church All records are needed for a comple'e
Sunday evening. report.
'Arrest Negro For
Bus Off Highway
Patrolman Barnes Praises Edith
Black, Girl Driver Of Bus.
A school bus enroute to Raeford
from the Mildousin section was forced
to leive the highway by reckless
driving of an auto by Ruby Lester
Tate, negro, at 8:15 yesterday morn
ing. Tate, sought by police and citi
zens o fMildous:n for four hours, was
taken into custody at 12:15 and is now
in jail on charges of reckless driving
and operating a borrowed car with
.everal pieces of defective equip
ment. Loaded with 35 children, the bus
was forced from the roadway into
the highway ditch when Tate ap
proached at high speed, his car weav
ing from side- to side of the road.
Patrolman Jason Barnes, who was
at the scene within a short time,
st,tfd that ,Edith B1"k-Ji51 r!ver
of the school bus, handled the heavy
vehicle excellently, and did a fine
job of dodging the speeding car, and
avoiding a head-on accident that
might have injured many of the chil
dren. "A seasoned driver couldi not
have done a better job," was Mr.
None of the school children was
injured, and the bus was but slightly
damaged ift running into the road
, Donnie Thomas Gets
Roscoe Odell Lay, negro, paid costs
for speeding; Cliff Thomas and Alene
Thomas, negroes, each paid $25 and
costs for possession of illegal liquor,
in lieu of 6 month sentences. Allen
Henderson, indian of Antioch town
ship, indicted for abandonment of his
I wife, secured a nol pros when his
; vim' vriDt
Sept. 12. The insect
repellent, known to thousands of
Gl's in the Pacific, Africa, Sicily, and
Italy, as Formula 6-12 is now avail
ab'.e in limited quantities for farmers.
er.. sportsmen, and others to
insect-, nfestedjivas asgfoG
ir.scet-infestt d areas for the
rn:rr.irder of the season.
Insert Ropeiien; P-12 was orig'n
nliy dYolnped te prot et soldier?
fro.r. ;ho malaria misquito. Medical
c.T.ee: s give this material muc?! FScfl
it for :ts assist.tr.ee in the control of
r,-a'..,ri.i and other insect' orne cis
?aso. that plagued our fighting men
in advanced areas in the jungle-covered
tropics. It will prove equally
valuable to farmers and sportsmen
houatt;o i nin.lc hlmL- fll Hn-,..
. " H ruiffrs a, w ' '
Pr-'anre mnsrmitnpt! '
This repellent is used by applying
? fall' r)r,, In U1 -: . U
i all nVMrtcr-H r-ors- nf Hia u - w -
.he ci,nh: whe'e in5ePts'are
.,..,, ,. j, . ,., .. .
a doe; no injre tbe skin.
'applicaf'on furnishes romntete pro
tection lor several hours.
Peanuts are ready to d:g wher. the
I inside of the hull turns dark and
ivpirts nntiftar nn iha rttitrilia ,
Cin -ier block must be treated with
a weather proofing compound to make