The Ne ws-Journal
The Hoke County Newt
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 16
KAfcKOKM. iV C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 20th, 1913
$;.00 PER YEAR
NEWS Of OUR
S-Sjrt. Pope Freed
From Jap Prison
Staff Sergeant Howard Pope, who
has been a prisoner of the Japa
nese since 1942, has been liberated
and on September 10th was returned
to military control, according to a
telegrar from the War Department
which was received Saturday by his
step mother, Mrs. Lola Pope. Sgt.
Pope was held a prisoner at Osaka.
It was stated in the message that he
would be returned to the States
within the near future.
Malcolm Clark Now
Assigned To Ship
Newpcit, R. I. Malcolm N. Clark,
18, fireman, secon-:'i class, USNR, of
Raeford, now in advanced training
here at the Atlantic Fleet Naval
training-station. Has been assigned
duty aboard the USS FORT MARION
a new landing ship dock soon to be
The Fort Marion is the first ves
sel named for the oldest defensive
works still standing in the United
States the fortress originated1 by the
Spanish in 1672 as a protection to the
city of St. Augustine, Fla. The son
of Mrs. Mary A. Clark, the young
sailor has two brothers. Pfc. William
and Pfc. Raymon-', serving overseas
with th; army. A former employee
or the Ho i e Food market, Clark at
tended Hoke h'.eh school and entered
the navy in February, 1945.
Clarence Burns With
First Troops Flown
Pfc. Clarer .v. Eu -son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Burns of Raeford, was
among the first American troops to
be landed upon the Japanese home
islands after the surrender.. A mem
ber of the 187th Para-Glider infantry,
Burns was flown in with other para-
roopers to seize airbases near Tokyo.
le was formerly in Okinawa, and the
.'nil -ines, and has six months Pa
cific area service.
Awarded Cpl. Leo
Corporal Leo L. Lovett, of Raeford,
Rl, Wc.s recently awaried the Certi
ficate of Merit, while in combat in
Germany. Serving as a wire corpor
al, the citation states he distinguish
ed himself by meritorious service
from October 25, 1944 to May 8, 1945.
Cpl. Lovett has served overseas in
Iceland, England, France, Belgium,
Holland and Germany since August
7, 1943. He is entitled to wear the
Good Conduct ribbon, American De
fense medal, European, African, Mid
dle Eastern theatre ribbon, and bron
ze service stan for campaigns of
North France, Germany and Central
Europe. His mother is Mrs. Bertha
Lovett of Route 1, Raeford.
Major Younger Snead, for the past
several years stationei in Trinidad,
B. W. I., is now at home.
Capt. T. B. Lester arrived in Rae
ford last week from the ETO. After
a fifteen-day leave he will report to
Fort Bliss, Texas. Mrs. Lester ex
pects to accompany him to Texas.
Lts. Sam and Spec Morris haver ar
rived safely in Manila, according to
a cablegram received here recently
by their parents, KTr.'and Mrs. Bruce
T-5 Jares D. Stephens, who has
recently been in Italy, arrived in the
States the earlier part of the week
and was sent to Fort Bragg Tuesday,
where he is awaiting a discharge
under the point system.. Cpl. Step
hens served In Curacao twenty seven
months, was returned to the States
and then sent to Italy where he was
with the 530th field artillery battalion
until recently when he was trans
ferred to the infantry.
Pvt. William W. Buie
At Home On Furlough
Red Springs, Rt. 2. Pvt. William
W. Buie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
T. Buie, is home on a 15-day fur
lough. He entered the army March
1. 1945, went to Fort Benning, Ga.,
an3 Fort McCTellan, Ala., and com
pleted his basic training in Camp
Crowder, Mo. He will report to Port
Pvt. Buie has two brothers some
where in the South Pacific, Sgt. James
A. Buie and T-S John T. Buie, who
are hoping to return home very
Fine Tate $25 For
Bus Off Road
Bigcrcst Docket In Months Clear
ed In County Court lucsday. ;
Ruby Lester Tate, negro of the Ara
bia section was fined $25 and costs,
had his license revoked for 6 months
and is under suspended sentence of
three months on the roads, upon
conviction of careless and reckless
driving of a car without proper
brakes in county court Tuesday. Tate
forced a school bus loaded with thirty
children off the road near the Mil
dousin school last Wednesday morn
ing. Walter Sinclair and Willie Thorn
ton Allsbrooks, negroes, each paid
$25 and costs and the still fee for
possession of a still and liquor. Both
appealed and bond was set at $200
each. Printes Robison, negro, was
agreeable to marrying the girl, Eva
line Patterson, negress, if the state ac
cepted at nol pros of charges of se
duction Brought by the Patterson wo
tian. The State was agreeable. They
are to get married.
William R. McRae, white, paid
$50 and costs for driving drunk. Nash
Jernigan, "?nlte, paid costs for pos
session of some untaxpaid; liquor.
Russell Freeman, McDuffie Clark,
Dairie Wynn and Jim Peacock, each
paid costs for speeding. James Mc
Allister and Fred McAllister each paid
costs fur having home brew, and Fred
paid costs for speeding. Four mem
bers of the McCain family, negroes.
Thomas. Jesse. Bill and Roosevelt
tach paid costs for drunkness and pos
session of horebrew, and Roosevelt
:1s o paid S.30 and costs for .-'riving
drunk. Maggie McNeill and Mel
ivir.ia Giilesple each paid costs for
I irur.keness and possession. A easel
: against Evar.der Smith for assaulting i
his wife was nol prossed when his
wife f-.iled to appear aganist. She
was taxed with the costs.
Knowles Gives A
Suggestion Or Two
On Small Grain
Continued Rains Damage To For
age Crop,. Makes Higher De
mand. Hoke county farmers should make
plans now for seeding small grain
and for fait and winter grazing, re
ports A. S. Knowles, county agent.
The outlook now for sufficient forage
is discouraging in view of the con
tinuous, heavy r3ins. A good
portion of the hay crop has already
been lost and that remaining has lost
some of its seeding value.
In view of this situation, farmers
are urged to plant rye, oats and
barley or Italian rye grass or mixtures
of oats and barley as a winter gra
zing crop. This will conserve both
grain and hay. One or two acres
well planted and fertilized will go
a long way toward preventing the
buying of hay.
Seeding: Seed for grazing 2 bushels
of rye as soon as possible. Seed 2
bushels of oats and one bushel of
barley per acre by October 15. For
grazing, fertilize at planting with
300 pounc's of 6-8-6 for average con
ditions. Oats and barley for grain should
be seeded between October 10 and
30. Wheat should be seeded between
November 1 and 15. On land in ro-
tation with cotton and tobacco, it is
necessary to fertilize at planting
tiir.e, but land not in rotation with I
above crops 300 pounds of 6 8 6 ferti- ;
lizer should be applied. A well pre-
pared seed bed is essential to good 1
grain crops. I
Robeson Baptist To
Hold Union Meeting
The fJnion Meeting of the Robeson
Baptist Association will nwet with
the Singletary's Cross Road church,
on Thursday, Sept. 27. The program
will be as follows:
10:30 A. M. Devotional exerctses,
conducted by the Rev. C. B. Home
11:00 A. M. Re-Thinking Chris
tian Missions, discussed by Rev. E. N.
Johnson of Fair Bluff.
11:30 A. M. Sermon, delivered, by i
Dr. W. Earle Robinson of St. Pauls. I
12:15 P. M Intm-misuinn
1:15 P. M. Devotional exercises,
conducted by Rev. C. R. Hester of
i :45 P. M. Roll call of churches,
location of next Union, and other
miscellaneous matters affecting the
2:00 P. M. A Baptist Confes
sional, discussed by Rev. S. A. Rhyne
Officers of American Legion
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uNr VV r&f LA JiLJ
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pictured above are the 1945-46 of
ficers of the North Carolina Depart
ment of the American Legion. Com
mander Victor R. Johnson. Pitts
horo, ts In the center. Others in
the group are: left to right, top
row: Department Vice Command
ers E. L. Walker. Forest City;
Hiown Wilson, Gastonta; J. W.
McLennan, Burlington, and Ralph
Powd, Diinn. Second row: Depart
ment Historian (igar H. Bain of
OoMsboro anil Chaplain Lawrence
A Watts, Raleigh. Third row: De
partment Adjutant James M. Cald
well and Department Judge-Advo
Five Crops Approved For Fed -
eral Insurance In North Caro-
College Station, Raleigh, Sept.' 19.
,'Every farmer in North Carolina
ought to be interested in Federal
Crop Insurance as it eliminates fail
ures and near failures from the far
mer's budget," Kerr Scott, Com
missioner of Agriculture, said here
"It offers farmers an opportunity
tn nlan and nlant with tha hnna nf
a bumper crop, and with the com-
forting knowledge that, from the
standpoint of returns, he can't have
a real failure," Scott declared.
The salfs ramnatp-n-fnr tk urintarl
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wheat crop is now being conducted
throughout the state and each m-
divicual wheat grower will be offer-! ford Grammar school, will soon be oy, tne 2onne economics ana agr:
ed protection against the unavoidable ! no more unless something is done. I cu'tuIe departments ot Hoke high
hazards of growing this crop. , -t was stated yesterday by K. A. Mac-!5 00"
Scott pointed out that the pro-' Donald, county school superintendent. . 7
gram was designed, "not to provide The grove used to have a thick ' AntlOCn Church To
a profit for anyone but solety To stand of nearly sixty noble long, leaf U1J Incraf Karincr
protect the farmer from loss or da-'pine. The number has been slowly!001" mgainenng
mage to his crop caused by unavoid-I decimated in recent years due to j Thursday Oct. 1 8
able natural hazards." "It can and j starvation, it is believed. The school
win serve me iarmers as a sound!
and permanent protection if farm- (
ers of this state and other states
givejt their whole-hearted coopera-
tion, he acded.
m answer io lequest iro.n larm-
ers. Congress provided for operation
of the Federal Crop Insurance Pro-
gram on this year's cotton and whe
crops and for trial insurance on a
number of crops, including tobacco,
corn, and potatoes, (tobacco in North
Carolina.) If these programs meet
with sufficient success, it is logical
to assume that the insurance pro-,
gram eventually will be extend
to other farm products.
Applications are available to every
wheat farmer in the State through
his county AAA office. The dead
line for making applications is Sep
tember 29, or the individual farmer's
seeding date, i fthis is earlier.
Maxton Air Base
Pfc. Claud R. Neff. 34, of Tulsa,
Okla., was killed Sunday in an auto
mobilt accident at Hods. S. C, Col.
James A. Ellison, commander of the
Maxton Army Air base, announced.
cate Thad O. Stem, Oxford. Bottom
row: National Committeeman Bry
an Booe, Winston-Salem; Alternate
National Committeeman Ralph
Shell, Hickory; Department Service
Officer C. A. Pennington. Oteen;
and Assistant Service Officer Karl
A. Muschette. Johnson and Stem
are attorneys; Bain is director of
North Carolina Committee - United
States Brewers' Foundation; Watts
is chaplain, state prison; PerminK
ton and Booe, postmasters; Walker,
insurance agent; Wilson, coct'ni
broker; Dowd, rjrlway c-.r..l ci.:.
McLennan, contractor; a:U
oil deal' -
Canning For Overseas
On September 29
Josephine Hall, home agent, and Mrs.
Jack Durham, Hoke high school home
ecanomics teacher, will open the Rae-
ford cannery on Saturday P. M., Sep-
frrt'hpr 29 from 2 in 5 at whinh
1 time any person in the county who
i wishes to seal cans for overseas ship'
ment, or may bring in tin cans and
Ifooc. and have them sealed and pro -
! f-esi,ed'. Such foods as chicken, ham,
beef, fruit cake, cookies, nuts, etc.
may be canned. It is suggested that
No. 2 or pint size cans be used as
they are more easily packed in the
regulation boxes. Meats must be
processed for an hour in a pressure
cooker and should be brought early!
enough To have this done.
: Grammar School
r t .1 t . :-. . r - --j
. vyiic ui uic i-iLssesi, uej ul natiuiu
t0 its pioneer times, the stand ofrT" 10 a """'' "-dU5,:
original growth pines about the Rae
yard is kept clean of leave and oTTter
humus-making matter, and from
three to five of the pines die each
year. In the past year seven dead'nounce(1 this week by the Rev. J. W.
0nes have been cut down and two! Mann, pastor. Articles for sale and.K
more nave died in recent weeKs.
Only about thirty trees now stand in
j the grove.
McGougan Calls For
John A. McGougan. state presi
dent of the state association of coun
ty accountant.-, has issued a call for:tast one thousand.
a meeting of that group, to be heid
in Raleigh on uctooer n ana ia, ne
stated yesterday. Originally, the an-
nual meeting has been deferred be -
eduae Ul me wai itrttuidLiuna. visual
ly meeting jointly with the associa
tion of county commissioners, the ac
countants will have their own meet-
ng this year, while the commissioners
will not meet.
A program is being arranged
for discussion of machine methods of
keepine records, simplification and
unification of legal forms and other
accounting procedure, Mr. McGougan
County Board Will
Study Bids Monday
On Upchurch School
construction of a class
for Upchurch High
ened and studied
Monray after , (-hy the
County Board i,"') $vtion.
for the building, to v;, 14 class-!
rooms, were submitteuS- 'Wractors j
recently. $ ,v
A fire last March 8 desti'jyed two
buildings' of the high school plant,
, j . u u l l ,j .
j ""'" ""iflood damage throughout the basins
used for the rest of the year by near
ly 650 students of the school. A
small, frame, primary-classes buil
ding and the workshop were saved
from destruction by the able work of
he Raeford fire department which
fought the eafy morning blaze.
War Fund And USO
Groups To Meet
Monday, Sept. 24
The county committees for the
USD inH tho TTnitoH War TnnH
which were to meet on last Monday " ad..ge.oubiy unui a o
evening, will meet on Monday eve- fo temporary atop the con-
into rnil llinir lnr mrraA A ' han
ning, September 24, Tt was stated
The USO committee will
promtly at 8 p. m. for a short dis
cussion of plans, and the War Fund
committee will meet at 8:30, accor
ding to Chairman John A. McGougan.
The chairrran was the only mem
ber of either committee to show up
for the meetings la -Monday, due .
Tax Advertisement !
Property on which 1944 taxes are .
unpaid will be advertised during the
month of October, it was stated y?s- '
teraay by u. H. Hodgm, county tax
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collector. The aate of sa e of pruper-
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ty on whicn 1944 taxes are vet un-
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paid has been set for the f:rst Mondav
' v i
Canned Food Day
For Benefit Of
United War Fund
IW. P. Phillips States Campaign
! To Be Carried Out By Raeford
i A collection of canned foods, fruits,
meats and vegetables, will be made
: ; tv,a ,.hnAl.. rt T7naf-J n irlo,.
I September 21, for donation to the War
Relief Societies of the United War
Fund, it was stated yesterday by W.
1 P. Phillips, chairman of the canv
Patrons of the schools and all others
are asked to contribute as many cans
of food as possible, as this is a con
tribution which will be sent directly
to be used in feeding stricken people
3Sam Xq sajjjunoa ujoi-jb am ut
Food put up in tin only can be ac-
jcepted. and may be in any sized
can. The Raeford quota is 500 cans
lanH it ia ei!crtracto,-i. that whr a
family is short of home-canned foods.
purcnase at local siores given io
aid in this drive WOUld be a COntn
, .. ,
The campaign is sponsored jointly
Tne annual ingathering at Antioch
Presbyterian church will be held on
' Thursday October 18. it was an-
the annual barbecue and chicken
dinner are expected to attract the
largest crowd ever to attend this
event which has been a harvest sea
son highlight for nearly twenty
a ,,. r V . '
year -and W. C. Hodgin, member of
.u. ... i f iv.
lilC LJUIIllJl.ru 111 LUUlC Ul lilC UMl-l
ner, stated today that preparations
ire being made this year to serve at
r l o D
' KeVlVal Services Being
lt - lplfl Al Ppnnlf'
A series of revival services, con-
'ducted by the Rev. Frank Maults-
by, began last Sunday night at Peo-
i pie's Tabernacle and will continue
through SeptemlSer 30. Rev. Maults-
, by formerly served in Fayetteville dti
jtfe police force and as a juvenile
officer. Services begin each night
a t8:00 P. M.
Extra Masonry At
Rockf ish Dam Pays
In This Storm
Rains Block Many State Roads
As High Waters Move Ocean
ward. Rainfall, as this part of the coun
try was elfected by the tropical
storm which swept from Florida '
Charleston, is now causing rr.ajor
of four larg North Carolina rivers
with record stages being predicted
for low country section by tonight.
Numerous highways crossing the
, Pee D c y Neuse d Ro
anoke rivers have been gn(
I highway and rail traffic is being
greatly disrupted while thousands
!of acres of farm lands from the
mountains eastward are being flood
ed. In Hoke county, Rockfish cieek
poured a flood of water into the
pond of Raeford Power and Manu
facturing company's hydro plant and
j . , .
the dam was replaced in 1928 follow-
' 'n "le '0o lat year- concrete a-
uuuneius were erecrea ana a sou
five foot dam with a concrete facing,
was added to the dax. Wiseacres
who saw this extra construction put
in claimed the power company was
burying its money . . . but, in the
opinion of company officials, this ex
tra construction s.ived the dam in this
Waters at the Rockfish rushed
oV.vr.jiream. ant the level of tna
P'icd v.'s dropped three feet within
a lew hours. This wa'.er adatd dif
ficulties to the engjieers of the Hope
Mills plant iower on the creek. H:g.i
waters have flooded a Urge part
of the mill there to a depth of sev-
e:ai ietr., aau rams waters u
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'Cafe Fear r.ave now backed Water
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across t.-.e Hope Mills dam until trie
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R,:)ektisn is now actually flowing up-
stream at that point. The L3pe Fejr
was not expected to reach its pak
j until sometime today.
j Ur.paved roa.-ways have been bd
'.y washed, and the Red Springs high
iway was covered at two places, near
the T .D. Potter farm and at Antioch,
for so.ve hours. Drowning creek is
fiooded at all highway crossings from
' near Aberdeen and most of them
'have been closed, with an alltime
high stage expected at Lumberfon
In an attempt to provide train ser-
vlce ovcr ,helr north-south lines, the
, Southern, Seaboard and Atlantic are
using each others tracks, from Florida
to Virginia, whereever floods have
not blocked interconnections.
White schools of the county were
closed Tuesday and yesterday due
to impossibility of operation of the
buses over the urapaved roads. High
way employees will have most of the
roads passable today andi classroom
instruction is to be resumed in all
schools, though buses were not ex
pected to travel over all parts of their
Mail service was interrupted b3dly
when SAL trains were held up over
the Hamlet division and no service
to Aberdeen for the past 48 hours.
It is expected tKat trains would be
running over thetr regular routes at
reduced schedules by today.
Graham's Booklet For
N. C. School Libraries
The following excerpt from Mrs.
J. A Y.arborough's U. D. C. News
Notes in Sunday's Charlotte Observer
will be of interest to local readers:
"The Anson chapter, Mrs. T. Lamar
Caudle, president, has had the trea-
ise by Dr. Henry Tucker Graham,
Some Things for Which the South
did not Fight in the War Between
the States,' published and presented
to the public schools of North Caro-
j "The author's purpose in preparing
.this historical brochure was to cor-
rect certain prevailing misconceptions
I , ., , . .
i concern ni; inp
ideals ami motives
which prompted southern leaders to
participate in the war. It is to be
used as parrallel reading in the
teaching of history in the public
schools of the state."
Dr. Graham, now in his 81st year,
was for many years a mission worker
in Japan a work in which he was
assisted by his wife, the late Mrs.
Graham is a former president of
Hampden Sydney college in Virginia,
and was for 20 years the beloved
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church in Florence, S. C. He now
makes his home with his daughter,
. Mrs. Henry Bedinger. and Dr. Bed-
,inger, ana is at pisent supplying
the pulpit of the Rej Springs Pres-t