IIOKK COi NTVS
The Hoke County New
The Hoke County Journal
VOLUME XL NO. 17
KAhrOKI). M. C. THIHSDAV. SEPT. 27th. 1913
J2.00 PER YEAH
NEWS OIF OUR
JgS1 M EN w WOMEN
Home From Five
Many of the Hoke county boys
who have been in service for a num
ber of years were returned to the
States last week and are now await
ing discharge at Fart Bregg. They
were members of the National Guard
and entered service in September,
19411, serving in Curacao and Trini
dad, and more recently in Italy. They
are: Cpl. Joseph M. Pickler, Sgt.
Ebb Earrington, T-5 Tom Conoly.
Cpl. Chalmers Davis. Cpl. James T.
Blue, Pfc. J. T. Yarborough, T-5
Alvin Robinson, 1st Sgt. Graham
Clark, S-Sgt. Luther W. Clark, Sgt.
Buck Lassiter, T-5 J. C. McKenzie,
Cpl. Carlton E. Niven, Sgt. Hector
B. McNeill, T-5 John H. McNeill,
Cpl. William E. Blue. Sgt. William
Harris and Sgt. Jack Pope.
W. L. Alexander On First
Ship Entering Tokyo Bay
ON THE USS SOUTHERLAND IN
TOKYO BAY, Aug. 28. William L.
Alexander, signalman, third class,
USNR, Rieford, N. C, is serving on
this destroyer, which today was the
first United Sta'es warship to enter
Tokyo Bay. At 11 a. .v.., the Souther
land Ud three minesweepers into the
channel, all at general quarters ready
to repulse any attack. The destroyer
led the group through the channel
without trouble, chopping anchor
five m'les off the Yokosuka naval
ba-e nt 1:27 p. m. Ci. wmen topside
saw the battered lu"tV-h:p Nagato
a' . nch'-r, ivcrrbc: sh'ps and a de
stroyer beached or surtlt and jnnl!
Uun& forts blai-trd by previous bomb
ings. Was SiUing On
SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC
Ernest L. Elliott, fireman, first c'.ass,
Route 1. Raeford. serving aboard the
USS NITRO, ammunition ship of the
Pacific Fleet service f)rce, liter .Hj'
sat on a "powder keg" before Japan's
The Nitro carried shells and bombs
"or warships and planes which hit
enemy ships aid shir? installations I
in the Philippir.es. at Forro.-a. I-vo '
Jin-.a and Okinawa. During the fiivt .
stage? ef the war. her lew worked
day and 'night pastrts rmmunition
to be dumped on targets in the Japa
nese homo islands. The 25-year-old
ship was at Normandy on D-Day and
in the Mediterranean d tiring the in
vasion of Southern France.
Bon Homme Richard
GUAM, Aug. 16. (Delayed) Eu
gene L. Bullard. seaman. 1st class,
USNR. serves aboard the USS BON
HOMME Richard, one of 20 aircraft
carriers in an armada of 133 combat
ships that aided in forcing the sur
render of Japan. The BON HOMME
RICHARD, identified by Fleet Ad
miral Chester W. Nimitz. comirander-in-charge,
as one of the ships of the
line under Admiral William F. Hal
sey, commander 3rvi fleet, sent waves
of planes from her flight deck to
bombard Jap cities, factories and air
fields in the final days of the war.
The victory was made possible
through the courage of men like those
on this carrier. The morning of the I
first attack on the Tokyo area, the (
men sat down at i A. .vi. lor oreak
fast. The radio blared out with an
electrical transcription of "I'm Dream,
ing of a White Christmas." Eyes
.irifted off with each individual dream
memory of a happy Christmas. Let's
go in ana get this damned business
over with," somebody snapped. The
men emptied their tr.ys.and went off I
ta their battle stations.
Five Battle Stars
Sgt. Henry H. Pickler, who has
just returned from two years ser
vice overseas with the 8th Division
artillery, arrived at Fort Bragg last
week .ami wes given a discharge Sat
urday under the point system. He
has been in service five years and is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Pickler
of Ashley Heights. He has been
awarded the ETO ribbon with five
Gillis Brothers Meet
Cpl. Allie Gillis and Pfc. Lloyd Gil
lis, members of separate artillery
units, met near Wallenrod, Germany
recently, and it was the first time
either had seen the other in over a
year. The boys are sons of Mr. and
Mrs. D. W. Gillis of Route 1, Red
Archie Franklin Bristow has been
discharged from the Philadelphia na
Low Tolal Bids For Construction
Unchurch School Is 79,010 For
Ail general contract bids for the
erection of the 15 room classroom
building for the Upchurch High
school were rejected Monday fty the
Hoke County Board of Education,
following a complete canvass of all
bids, including those for plumbing,
heating and electrical work.
Bids for the plumbing, heating, and
electrical work were considered rea
sonable, it was stated, but it was
thought that all the general con
tractors' bids were excessively high.
Lowest of these was $68,300 and the
highest was $79,895, and the lowest
total bid for all work was $79,010.
Bids for the services are being held
for thirty days pending further study
by the board. Other building ar
rangements are expected to be con
sidered thoroughly within that time
with the expectation that construc
tion may be started by the first of
The building is to replace two
buildings oestroyed by fire early
last Spring, which housed the gram
mar school for the Raeford area and
the only negro high school in the
county. Church buildings near the
school site are to be used until the
new building is ready.
I Meadows Abandons
i Appeal And Enters
I State's Prison
Leon R. Mea'dow. dropping plans
for an apjv.a! to the Suprere Court.
T.:e.-:'ay r.oard 'he clar.i; of the heavy
:oors of S ate's Prison closing be-
n.m r..:r., as ne entered tr.e grey sto
buildir.g for a term of three yea
to end his fight for freedom which
has became one of '.Tie most famous
criminal procedures of recent years.
Dr. Meadows, a native of Louisi
ana, is 62 years old. He was con
victed of embezzlement ar.d f. !se pre
tense in tite handling of funds of the
E-j'err. Carolina Teachers College.
t Grcerevi'.'e last mQr.th. is a sec
ond trial of th.-. r.urr.e"ou? charges
which la.'ed twelve weeks.
Three hours after the detdlir.e at
which he might have filed first pa
ne's, for the Saprere court rview,
Dr. Mere ows and Sheriff Rue! Tyson
of P.tt County appeared at the prison,
where tite onetime educator donned
the b-own work c.othes of mrr.s'es
and became kr.o.vn as prisoner No.
CPL. CHARLES E. ODOM. who
expects to leave a staging area in
Fiance in late October and to ar
rive home close to the end of the
month after going overseas on Nov
ember 12, 1943. Cpl. Odom was
incucted in April 1943. and was
trained at Fort Bragg, the Atlanta
Ordnance Depot and Camp Forrest,
Tenn. He was assigned to the 334th.
Ordnance outfit and attached to the
First Army. He is entitled to wear
five battle stars and the presidential
unit citation. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Odom of Raeford.
Indian And Negro
Schools To Open
Monday, Oct. 8
The indian and negro schools of
the county will open on Monday
morning, October 8, it was stated
yesterday by K. A. MacDonald, county
A meeting of all the teachers of
the negro schools will be held in fhe
courtroom of the county courthouse
on Friday, OctoDer a.
74,. s I
Nation Goes Back
On Standard Time
2 A. M. Sunday
If you don't remember to set b.irk
your clock after putting out the cat
I Saturday night, you are liable to ar-
'rive at church Sunday morning about
So minutes early that is, ot course,
if you are one of those good folks
who arrive ten minutes late" for
.morning worship services.
1 War Time, Peace Time, Daylight
Savings Time or Roosevelt's Tine,
go "into discard at 2 a. m. Sunday,
September 3nth, and clocks will a
gain be on sun)ime after that hour,
; ncl 12 o'clock midday, will again
i be high-noon for wed ings and other
District P. T. A. To
Meet At Hamlet
The Hamlet Parent-Tccher as
sociations will be hostesses to the
annual meeting of District No. 5 of
the North Carolina Congress of Pa
rents and Teachers at the High school
on Thursday, October 4. Registration
will begin at 9:30 A. M. and the
meeting will open at 10 A. M. An
interesting program has been planned
featuring well known P. T. A. work
ers including Mrs. E. N. Howell of
Swannanoa, State president, Mrs. ,T.
S . Blair, state field worker, C.
W. Phillips, vice president of the Na
tional Congress of Parents and Teach
ers, and Mrs. J. W. Burke, State
treasurer. Mrs. W. W. Weant of
Salisbury will preside. Lunch will
be served in the gym at one o'clock.
A'! who are interested in P. T. A.
work are invi f;d to attend.
, HoJce County P. T. A.
'To Hold Meeting
; Tuesday Evening
j Tite Hoke County P-T. A. is sch:
;.Ju!cd for its first meeting Ttie-day
"veiling, at 8:00 tit 2 high school
ri'ditoiium according to Mrs. B B.
C.jlc. i) esident. Mrs. Arthur D. G.Te
has charge of the program. All pa
ir.:? are urged to come.
Ingathering At Parkers
Parker's Methodist church will have
their ingathering Friday October 12.
There will be a devotion.:! service in
the church at 4:00 o'clock P. M. The
sale will start at 4:30. A barbecue
sur.ner will be served beginr.'ng at
5:30. Proceeds will go on Church
i October 2nd Opening
: Day For Deer
H. R. McLean, game protector,
advises that the deer season opens
in Hoke County Tuesday, Ortobe:
1 2. ar.d not on Oct 1. as in other
'counties. Hoke has Tuesdays and
i Saturdays for hunting 'eer until
'January 1. McLean further adds
jthat those found hunting except or.
I open dates will be prosecuted. It
I will also be a violation to allow dogs
to chase deer cturhig the closed sea
son. Dogs will be apprehended and
the iowne s prosecuted.
Charles M. Miller
Under Bond On
Charles M. Miller, white man of
the county, is free under bond of
S350 following a double wreck Sat-
Jurday night when it was said th.it
his car sideswiped the car of Willa
McFadyen and then the car of San
Ifor;'. Locklear. on the Wagram road,
j Hearing of the charges will l)cj held
i October 2nd. All cars were slightly
damaged, but no one was injur. d.
Schcduie: Monday through Satur
day, 10:30 to 6:00, ctosed from 12 tol
for lunch. "
Col. Robert L. Scott, author of
"God is My Co-Pilot," has written
a new book, "Runway to the Sun,"
which is the story of his life.
Bellamy Partridge, whose books.
"Country Lawyer," TJig Family," and
"Excuse My Dust," were so popular,
is the author of a novel "January
Other new titles in the libnry are:
"Broad Margins," Beverly-Giddings:
The White Tower, Ullman; Flight
from China, Booker; The Red Pony,
Steinbeck: Barington, Wallace: The
Ballad and the Source, Lehmann: A.
Woollcott, Adams; Constancia Her
self, Widimer; Home to India, San
tha Rama Rau.
The Library board acknowledges
with thanks a copy of the American
Guidebook, presented to the library
by the Raeford Woman's club.
MUSIC MINISTER Miss Rachel
Hasseil of Hendersonville, who will
become director of music and young
people's activities of the Raeford
Presbyterian church on October IsTT
j Miss Hasseil will share nonors at a
reception on Mon.'ay evening with
i Miss Alice Longenecker, who will
! soon return to the Belgian Congo
; mission field as a representative of
the Re.eford church.
Raeford Methodist To
Hold Ingathering Nov. 1
Raefori Methodist church will have
their ingathering on Thursday, Nov
ember 1. Details will be given la
ter. PI. n to be there.
Fi M.-.-c'on:.i;! Colieae his a:t
::our.oo"i lite following outstanding
r.urtb.rs for the sen i-cer.tenr.ial col
lege year, 1943-4S.
Opening the series on Monday eve
ning October 29. Claudio Arrati. ce'.e
brsted Chilean pianist, will be pre
sented: on December 3. Jeanne Weity.
pop ai. r ntor.e-dramatist. will bring
an evening of delightful entertain
the r.etv year or. Jar.::
ary 23, Kumar Goshal. lerturer. and
fvvou authority on the history, re
lig' nt. economics and politics of In.
,v.i. w:ll talk of his n-ti''e land, now
of sn h v.'orl '. wioe interest. On.
Fe'orti-iy 4. .T iseph Szlgeto native ot"
that land rfinusie, Hungary, and one
of 'he world's greatest violinists, will
be presented, and on April 8, the
series will be brought to a close with
a concert by Winifred He'dt, contral
to, of .the Metropolitan opera.
Broadcast To Open
Marking the formal op ring of
National W.r Fund campaigns for
sunport of the USO, United Sea
men's Service ar.d war-related for
eign relief agencies, the Danny Kaye
show will broadcast Friday night.
Sept. 28 from Chicago over the nation
wide chain of CBS stations, starting
at 11:30 o'clock P. M. (EVT) it is an
nounced by John McGoogan, Hoke
Devoted to the National War Fund
and the community war funds whose
campaigns will be conducted during
October in some in. 000 communities
throughout the United States, the
program has been contributed by the
In addition ti making this spvia!
b'-oadcas- for the National War Fun '.
D nr.v Kaye will leave shortly with
- USO-Camp show unit, a particlpa
:ng service of 'he Nation: 1 War Fund
for an extended tour of ihe Pacific
v'-.ere he will entertain occupation
ccs sn mat area.
Ephesus Baptist Have
Ingathering Oct. 4
The annual ingathering of the Ephe
sus Baptist Church at Araoia will be
held on Thursday. Octooer 4th, with a
barbecue dinner to be served at noon
prior to the sale of produce, cakes
Ar.tioeh Presbyterian Church Oc
j Parkers Methodist Church Octo-
Raeford Methodist Church Nov
Ephesus Baptist Church October
Total holdings of shell eggs on
September amounted to 4.721,00 cises
as compared with 7,653,00 last year.
Open Grid Season
Hoke High will meet Elizabethtown
n the Raeford Arrory park Tues-j
afternoon in the opening foot-
ball game of the season. Hoke's men.
a squad of thirty, are working out,
regularly under the dir ction of Law- ,
ence McNeill, an' tomorrow will
have a thirty-minute g-tr.e to top off i
a three week's training program
wn:cn nas cnangea a nuni-u ui yiexu
oung.-ters into a pretty ruf
for a student body of lic
C. H. McGregor, princ:.
that games have been sche
followst Elizabethtown Oct.
etteville (there) Oct. 11; Troy
r net i it -Nr..,. Ol
additional games are expected to VV , H 5 u'e , ,
..laved with an additional game wu ?s ' funded upon payment of
Elizabethtown later in the season to " cs- notice of
be scheduled next Tuesday.
School Trustees Are
Guests Of Educo Club
The Educo Club of Hoke County
entertained memoers 01 me county
board of education and trustees of the j
several school districts of the county I
at a dinner last night, when plans
for the establishment of courses for.
returning veterans were presented.
W. B. Harrill of the Veterans Ad-
ministration of rayettevm$. ana for
mer principal of the Fayetteville High
schools, was the speaker and he out
lined suggested courses in which Vet
je raits have shown considerable in
terest, which woul; aid them in er.-
Tfte d: it
's of the
School Buses On
scl: bu'es wi'.i '.-.tvc reuitred
ivsti'.ar run? thi- n-orriitg. after ,'
;s inerrupt:or. otic- to tiooot.ai
except the ore operating over I
the Raefora Rockf.sr. n.gn.way
'road was badly washed in sever.il
! places and will not be usable fa
several davs yet. i; was stated.
Lt. Ben Currie Gets
Discharge From Navy
Bick home after two periods of
service in the Paeif.e. Lt. Ben F.
Currie. was discharged last week
,t -ho r..--,t T.nk-ps nava! station and
arrived in Raeford to spend a termi
nal leave with his family here before
oeginmr.g plans tor .. civilian l ie
which includes ''fanning, commer
eial flying and raising boys."
Lt Cu-rie has thrte Jap planes
to his credit ar.d is also accredited
:n -.ss.si nn nothe". He fought
wiH -hd i-.r.vv as an ensign in land-
l:t;s on Gnadalconai aboard the Sa-
T,-"i evos 1-,'p.- based at 'Canal
where lie was promoted to lieutenant ;
junior grade. He a as in the battles
I-lands. Midway and did
hts from October. 1942
r . " '- ' i
until Xovemoer, 43. wane i. true-; .uiuiiiouni .: 1 .Mtva.i.,
ting at Cecil and Lee fields in - ri- chalrm n. Mis Eula Rackley, Miss
da in late '43 he was promoted to Katie McCorkle. R. A. Jones, John
senior grade. In 1944 he again went McKay.
ttto combat and was executive of-1 Montrose Carl Riley, chairman,
ficer of the USS Petrof Bay which, Miss Addie McFadyen, W. L. Thorn
participated in the Battle of the Phili- burg, Mrs. C. J. Seaford.
ppines. Here Lt. Currie crashed in Stonewall Donald Yates, chair
a carrier landing due to extremely man. Mrs. Jesse Gibson. Mrs. Archie
htavy seas, anj his combat activi-. Howard. Mrs. Stanly Crawley, J. !.
ties "ended. He was hospitalized on MrOougan.
the islands for three months, and ! Raeford Township Robert Gatiin,
brought to the States for two months chair - an. County PNtrict. Mrs. Lu
more treatment i t San Francisco and ciile McLcod. Mrs. Foster McBryde.
Jacksonville, then was assigned to Mrs. J. F. Jordan. Mrs. W. M. Thorn
Norfolk and Detroit bases before be- as: Business District. W. L. Poole, C.
ing discharged at Great Lakes NTS. X. Thomas; K. A. MacDonald; Resl-
He is entitled to wear the Presi- dential District, Mrs. Tatter BaVer,
dential citation, and air medal with Mrs. R. A. Matheson. Mrs. H. C. Mc
go'.d star. He saw four years and . Lauchlin. Miss Agnes Mae Johnson;
eight months service. Special Chairmen. White schools
While in Florida he was married .Prof. C. H. McGregor. Colored schools
to Miss Violet Wells of Sanford. Fla.. Prof. A. S. Gaston, Indian schools
on June 9. 1944, and twin sons, B. F., Supt .K. A. MacDonald, Cotton mill
II. and John Scott, were born June M. T. Poovey.
25 of this year. . . 0
!n Seals Wreck
jhree Drunken Drivers Lose
!,iCenses 111 Countv Court Tucs-
D()!,n;L, Far:.t.:l, ncgro wa, found
..Ay (j (.al.eIe.s r!Jd ,eck.c,s driv.
Toe-ooy of an in-
d.ctircnt growlr.g out of the car wreck
two weeks ago in which Mrs. Fi iyd
'Seals and tier infant child were in
e'ji:red. The wreck happened at the
j Buckhum farm ero.-sroad in upper
O 'Quewhiftle township.
n v. Farrell was sentenced tn ;pn'p thrp
j-, nu uur.a was sci ai stjj.
Tillman, John W. McCalium
an. .: Gorge Morrison each was con
victed of driving drunk, lost drivers
licenses tor a year, anet each paid $30
and costs in lieu of 60 days on the
Robert Ross paid costs for impro-
i,rait nrl .,;. a x
day 5entence on the roadi w-:i3
Gladvs Roberson drew 30 dayj in
diI on conviction of fornification and
aduiterv Fred Mt.Rae and NaPjer
Luteher each Daid costs fo- Dos.ses-
: f r,enrP Morrison
i paid S50 and costs for carrying a
concealed weapon. Bill Shaw pail
costs in two cases for assault on
Augusta McDonald and Lena Bell
Hoke County War
Two Week's Drive Seeks To
Raise S 4.(120 By October 13.
seeKir.g to raise 54. (Ci between
, October 1st and 15th, the Unitei War
iFtmd Drive of Hoke County will
jget under ir-y on next Monday, it
I was decided at the meeting of cam
j mitteemen of the campaign held Mon
Iriay evening with Chairman John A.
! Town-hip ar.d a'ca committeemen
' were sLi;. t-ted r.r.d ouotas for each
.dlvi-oot a-;igned. Literature was
j ::ls:r.b'jc.i an..' a brief cla;s held
j dealing with instructions ti soiici-
Each township chairman will con
i duct the drive in his community m
I hi; own manner, with the aid of from
two to five assistants, with the ex
ception of Raeford where special
groups have been assigned areas
j under the direction (f Robert Gat-
l:n. townsr.:p cha:rman.
The executive committee is coni
nosed of Mr. 'McGoogan. ch:.ir.r3n;
Robert E. Gatiin. UWF !tmard mem-
ber: Wilmer A. McDonald, treasurer;
jDougald Coxe. publicity; K. A. Mac
! Donald, Donald Davis. Ryan Kc-
Bryde, Tommie Upchurch, N. H. G.
Balfour, ano. Mrs. Paul P. McCain.
Committee members are.
Allendale Mrs. Arch McEachern,
chairman, Mrs. Bell Currie and Ar
Ar.tioeh I. L. Newton, chairman.
G- C. Lytle. Mrs. W. C. Hodgin, Knox
i Watson. Mrs. Dorothy Burroughs.
Blue Springs Mrs. J. W. McBryde,
; chairman. Mrs. Evan WrigM, Mrs. D.
I a. uanon, j. r. ni;noim, j. iu. ior
Little River Alberta Grant, chair-
.man. L. 15. B-ooks. bam Comer. Vrs.
I ays.cie jonn rarKer. ca;rman,
Mrs. Henry Plurr.rr.er. Mrs. Marshtl
Newton. Ca:r Stevens.
1 Rockfi-h Mrs. Mc-
M: Pi-cy English, Mrs.
or. A. W. Wood.
Ashler He'ghts N. F. S'ncla'r,
citairir-n. Mrs. D. II. Johnson. Mrs.
fc. K. 1'ickl r. Mrs. nop i'arks. airs,